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SOUNDOFF ON DCABA COACHES
July 8, 1999
I was wondering if you could find out where to send comments about DCABA baseball coaches. These comments are both positive and negative. Mark Haworth is president of the Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn. His phone number is 843-3035.
CHANCELLOR TO VISIT DEDICATION CEREMONY
July 8, 1999
Police training center dedication scheduled
CLICK AND CLACK
July 8, 1999
Dear Tom and Ray: I’m looking for my car for the next decade, and I’m collecting opinions. In my effort to avoid a minivan, despite a lifestyle that would seem to dictate one, I’m looking at things like the Subaru Outback and the Volkswagen Passat Wagon. But my 8-year-old daughter gets motion sick, sometimes even on short trips when we are on winding country roads. I really don’t relish the thought of spending long test drives on winding country roads with her and a paper bag in the back. Are there any design features in a car that make motion sickness less likely? — Bobbie
25 YEARS AGO
July 8, 1999
As reported earlier in the Journal-World (it was denied at the time), James Rosser was due to leave as Kansas University associate vice chancellor for academic affairs to become vice chancellor for higher education for the state of New Jersey system. Another vacant house on the edge of the KU campus was hit by fire and it appeared arsonists were involved in all the recent cases of blazes.
100 YEARS AGO
July 8, 1999
On July 8, 1899, the Lawrence World told: “The city is putting up a squirrel cage in the park that will be quite an attraction. The cage is 300 feet in circumfrence and surrounds a large elm tree. The wire will extend six feet from the ground a 14-inch strip of tin will be placed at the top to prevent the squirrels from climbing over. The cage is modeled after the pattern of the one in the zoological gardens in San Francisco.”
CONGRESSMEN TRY TO CALM FEARS OF Y2K
July 8, 1999
During a public forum Wednesday, Rep. Stephen Horn said one of the greatest risks people face before the Year 2000 is being taken advantage of by hucksters.
HOSPITALS
July 8, 1999
Births Mr. and Mrs. Michael Altermen, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
NEW AUTO, HEALTH INSURANCE LAWS AIMING TO PROTECT CONSUMERS
July 8, 1999
One new law will provide a tax break for small businesses that provide health insurance for their employers.
KU HOOP SCHEDULE RELEASED
July 8, 1999
Kansas will play four Big 10 teams during the 1999-2000 season. Once again, all the KU men’s basketball games will be televised.
PAYING FOR PROJECTS
July 8, 1999
Many tax-supported projects that seem like a good idea at the time eventually place an unforeseen burden on taxpayers. As city and county commissioners well know, the public has an almost insatiable appetite for community projects. One of the complications, however, is who will pay for those efforts.
SHADOW
July 8, 1999
Apartment 26 is one of the unsigned bands touring with OzzFest ‘99.
CRIME PROGRAM SEEKS TIPS
July 8, 1999
The Crime Stoppers of Lawrence & Douglas County board says it has money just waiting for callers with good information.
7-8 WOULD YOU RATHER SEE NATIONAL CHAINS OR SMALL LOCAL
July 8, 1999
Would you rather see national chains or small local businesses downtown? Jessica Rocco,
BUSINESS DRESSES UP HOMES FOR SALE
July 8, 1999
With House Dressing on the job, even a vacant home can look lived in.
CALENDAR
July 8, 1999
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
KDOT PUTS OFF U.S. 59 DECISION
July 8, 1999
KDOT isn’t ready to announce which route a proposed expansion of U.S. 59 will take.
STRIKE UP THE BAND! MISSION DRUMS RETURNS TO LAWRENCE
July 8, 1999
Organizers of the drum and bugle corps competition are hoping for a better turnout than last year’s.
SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS TO GATHER FOR CONFERENCE
July 8, 1999
Science fiction and fantasy writing will be celebrated at the 1999 Campbell Conference at Kansas University.
July 8, 1999
Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama makes a statement about dealing with change and learning to survive.
WEIRD NEWS
July 8, 1999
Millennium watch An evangelical Christian organization in Hereford, England, announced in May that it had established a 24-hour-a-day camera trained on Jerusalem’s eastern gate to capture Jesus’ millennial return (www.messiahcam.org).
TOPEKA FIRM SUING DISTRICT FOR FSHS WORK
July 8, 1999
A Topeka company wants $39,023 it says it is owed by the Lawrence school district. But the district’s attorney said substandard work and contract violations by Tech Coatings, Inc. nullify the lawsuit filed this week against the school district in Douglas County District Court.
BEST BETS
July 8, 1999
TODAY John Weatherwax and the Junk Yard Jazz, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth.
HOROSCOPES ARE JUST FOR FUN
July 8, 1999
Teens don’t agree on whether the celestial bodies affect their actions.
KU PROGRAM HELPS FIRMS SAVE ENERGY
July 8, 1999
In 18 years, the federally-financed program has worked with 520 manufacturers in three states.
KU ARCHITECTS ERECT HOUSE
July 8, 1999
Even after graduating in May, a group of Kansas University architecture students continues to work through the hot summer on its final project.
STUDENT POETRY
July 8, 1999
Here are poems written last spring by students in Joy Clumsky’s creative writing class at Lawrence High School. These poems were inspired by the student-writers’ response to a work of art. The writers were challenged to select a work of art that “spoke” to them on an imaginative/emotional level and to interpret that art via free-verse of rhymed poetry. These poems demonstrate how creativity in one form may generate creativity in another form and that springboards to the imagination are everywhere and ours for the taking. Faceless
CD REVIEWS
July 8, 1999
Euphoria Def Leppard
BEST BETS
July 8, 1999
1) An Albee drama “Three Tall Women,”
KU FOOTBALL PLAYERS RUN HILL
July 8, 1999
“The Hill” isn’t much to look at — just a trampled patch of grass on a short but steep slope between Ellsworth and McCollum halls on the Kansas University campus. But as unimpressive as it is physically, it’s a daunting challenge for members of KU’s football team, who have to run the Hill a dozen or so times once a week. At a full sprint. Against the clock. In the heat of the day under a sweltering sun. After a two-hour workout.
OUTLAWS IMPRESSIVE IN 8-0 WIN OVER TOPEKA
July 8, 1999
Lawrence Outlaws pitcher Jesse James figures it’s easy to pitch with a good catcher in front of him and a solid defense behind him, which is why after another impressive outing he was quick to deflect the credit. “I felt pretty good even though I didn’t have all my pitches working as I would have liked,” James said. “But it was pretty easy to pitch when the defense was playing so well. They make things so much easier for pitchers like me.”
CLOSE
July 8, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,187.36
WHAT HAPPENED TO JOSH NATHAN?
July 8, 1999
What happened to Josh Nathan, the Channel 6 education reporter? He was such a great news reporter and I haven’t seen him lately. “We miss Josh, too,” 6News/Sunflower Cablevision news director Scott Holeman said. Nathan left in May to take a reporting job with KOAA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs, Colo. Nathan is a native of Denver, Holeman said, and the move took him closer to his family.
S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
July 8, 1999
Kansas Men’s Schedule NOVEMBER
HUSBAND, WIFE SHARE GALLERY SHOW FOR FIRST TIME
July 8, 1999
Lawrence artists Robert Berkeley Green and Miriam Stewart Green will exhibit their works in Topeka.
COMING UP
July 8, 1999
July 31 Lauryn Hill, The Roots, 8 p.m., Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
VIDEO CLIPS
July 8, 1999
Rushmore Starring Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Brian Cox, Seymour Cassel and Mason Gamble. Wes Anderson’s oddball ode to obsessive love follows a 15-year-old prep-schooler as he fails miserably in class and in life, yet perseveres with unfounded confidence. Newcomer Schwartzman is the hopelessly romantic hero, Murray offers a brilliant turn as a glum tycoon who becomes his friend and rival for the same woman. Everything in this sweet-hearted, loony little fantasy fits together perfectly. R.
TOP MOVIES
July 8, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing movies and most popular videos. Top movies
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SLEEPING KID IN SWING
July 8, 1999
Nap time. Trey Austin Swan, 8 months at the time this photo was taken, takes a nap in his swing. Trey is the son of Amy Swan, Lawrence. The photo was submitted by Amy Swan. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
CLOSING NOTICE UPSETS UNION
July 8, 1999
Farmland Industries Inc.’s plan to shut down a plant east of Lawrence took union members by surprise.
DETAILING MAKES FOR BETTER CARS
July 8, 1999
Auto detailing adds shine, value to the life of cars.
MILITARY MIGHT
July 8, 1999
To the editor: Like millions of Americans across the U.S., I too celebrated the Fourth of July with family and friends as we commemorated the birthday of this nation. We grilled hamburgers, made homemade ice cream and shot off fireworks and took time to remember those brave and honorable men and women in the military who risked their lives so we might have the opportunity to perfect the ideals of freedom and democracy.
SOUNDOFF ON WIMBLEDON WALKOVERS
July 8, 1999
In reading over the Wimbledon tennis results, I noticed two of the winners were listed as walkovers. I am wondering what a walkover is. A walkover in tennis is a forfeit.
NOTHING SAYS AMERICANA LIKE DCABA
July 8, 1999
No better way I’d say to cut yourself a slice of Americana than to go watch children play baseball — or softball — during the summer. Over the years I’ve witnessed my share of youth softball games in Lawrence — that’ll happen when you’re blessed with daughters — but not until this summer had I ever sat in the bleachers at the 4-H Fairgrounds and watched a Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association game.
LOCAL POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN GUN HEIST
July 8, 1999
Lawrence police say suspect in a recent gun-heist who initially was described as a 300-pound, teen-age boy might be a 22-year-old woman. Police arrested Gail Martin early Wednesday on several charges, including theft for allegedly participating in the July 26 heist at the Jayhawk Pawn Shop.
ADDED ATTORNEY TO EASE DA LOAD
July 8, 1999
Another assistant district attorney in Douglas County is only a part of the overall growth of the county’s law enforcement assemblage.
CLOSE
July 8, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.33; soybeans, $3.91; milo, $1.37; corn, $1.58. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $3.91; milo, NA; corn, $1.59. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.33; soybeans, $3.91; milo, $1.37; corn, $1.63.
BOEING IS ON PACE FOR RECORD
July 8, 1999
The company said it would meet projections for 620 jet deliveries this year.
COUNTY HOME SALES, PRICES HEAD HIGHER
July 8, 1999
The average sale price in June for a Lawrence home increased 9.3 percent compared to a year ago.
HAIRCUT SOUNDOFF
July 8, 1999
I read in the paper a few weeks ago that a man from one of the churches was going to cut his hair and donate it to the cancer society to make children’s wigs. I was wondering how I could get hold of someone to do the same myself? Steve Ozark, a music talent agent from Lawrence, is planning to donate his waist-length hair to Locks of Love, a volunteer organization that makes wigs for children with long-term medical hair loss. The nonprofit group puts together at least 50 hairpieces a year. Anyone with questions can call (561) 963-1677.
AL STANDINGS
July 8, 1999
East Division W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Intr
TREASURER SOUND OFF
July 8, 1999
I understand the Douglas County Treasurer has discussed making the courthouse for administrative positions and the treasurer’s office only and moving the others out of the courthouse. How will that effect the daily business of people trying to transact business they need to in the courthouse? Is this not contrary to the city’s plan to have all government offices in the courthouse? Treasurer Pat Wells said there will continue to be clerks available at the courthouse for people who want to do their county business there. Initially, three clerks will work out of the courthouse, four out of a new satellite station at 2108 W. 27th and one out of a satellite office in Baldwin.
FREASE OBITUARY
July 8, 1999
FORREST FREASE Greeley, Colo. — Memorial services for Forrest W. “Frosty” Frease, 84, Greeley, Colo., were held June 29 at the First Congregational Church.
VERA NELL HOBSON OBITUARY
July 8, 1999
VERA NELL HOBSON Yuma, Ariz. — Private family services for Vera Nell Hobson, 73, Yuma, Ariz., were held June 30 at Sunset Vista Funeral Home. Cremation has been held.
POLICE RELEASE NAME OF SUSPECTED RAPIST
July 8, 1999
Lawrence police consider Friday’s robbery and rape at Payless ShoeSource a “vicious crime” and have dubbed their suspect armed and dangerous.
KU HIRES DIRECTOR OF MINORITY AFFAIRS
July 8, 1999
Alton Scales of Pennsylvania has been hired to replace Sherwood Thompson in the KU office of multicultural affairs.
BLOTTER
July 8, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
PLANNERS PUT INVERNESS PARK IN LIMBO
July 8, 1999
Planners don’t buy plans for new shops on Clinton Parkway.
BULLETS SPEED FAMILY MOVE
July 8, 1999
A Lawrence family is abandoning its rental home three days after finding several bullet holes in it.
GREETING CARD PAYS HOMAGE TOSURVIVOR
July 8, 1999
For a time, Cheryl Bowman didn’t want to cross the downtown intersection where she was struck by a car a year ago Wednesday. But on the anniversary of that accident, a small card posted on a signal pole at Seventh and Vermont not only got Bowman to cross the street outside the main Lawrence post office, it moved her to tears.
POOL PLAYERS ENJOY THE RACKS
July 8, 1999
Lawrence has at least a couple hundred regular pool players, many of whom know each other and/or play in local leagues.
MIDDLE EASTERN DANCERS SHAKE IT UP
July 8, 1999
“Cairo on the Kaw V — East Meets West” will feature modern and Middle Eastern dance.
MOVIES
July 8, 1999
These movies are showing at local theaters this weekend. Check daily listings for show times. Capsule reviews are from wire services and staff reports. American Pie
LAWRENCE WRITER SET TO RELEASE NOVEL
July 8, 1999
Philip Kimball’s “Liar’s Moon” sets out to de-myth the Old West.
OBIT FOR JOHN LYNCH
July 8, 1999
JOHN J. LYNCH Piqua — Services for John J. Lynch, 90, rural Piqua, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Piqua. Burial will be in St. Martin’s Cemetery, Piqua.
40 YEARS AGO
July 8, 1999
Work on the new West Junior High School south of Schwarz Acres in West Lawrence, was ahead of schedule, according to school superintendent Bill Wolfe. The completion date was the following spring, but Wolfe said work was going so well pupils might be able to start the second semester at the city’s second junior high. Tentative approval of plans for construction of the Center for Research in Engineering Science at Kansas University was given at the project’s first board of directors meeting.
CITY SCORES
July 8, 1999
City Results Men’s Church Two — Immanuel Lutheran 22, First Pres 3; FSBC 15, St. John’s T 12; Christ Community 20-10, First Baptist 8-7.
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
July 8, 1999
Kelsey Richardson, game store employee,
VAN GO MOBILE ARTS RECEIVES GRANT
July 8, 1999
Van Go Mobile Arts receives grant