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OLATHE SOUTH UPENS RAIDERS
July 15, 1999
Olathe South scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to upend Lawrence, 9-8, in American Legion baseball Tuesday at Mid-America Nazarene. With one out, Brandon Johnson loaded the bases with three consecutive walks. Then a fielder’s choice grounder to Lawrence second baseman Ryan Phelps enabled South to score the winning run.
STEPHENS OPEN SCORES
July 15, 1999
Stephens Real Estate Open TUESDAY AT LAWRENCE CC
OUTLAWS, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, SPLIT TWIN BILL
July 15, 1999
Excelsior Springs, Mo. — Lawrence’s Outlaws collected five singles in a six-run seventh inning to beat Excelsior Springs, 7-2, in the first game of a youth baseball doubleheader on Tuesday. Excelsior Springs bounced back for a 13-1, run rule-shortened victory in the nightcap.
AG CENTER TO HOST LIVING HISTORY DAYS AND STEAM SHOW
July 15, 1999
Farm history to come alive at hall of fame
7-15 SHOULD DOG WALKERS BE FINED FOR NOT PICKING UP THEIR
July 15, 1999
Should dog walkers be fined for not picking up their animal’s droppings? Eric Rush,
BLOTTER
July 15, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LOCAL BRIEFS
July 15, 1999
Glass climbs to 10th place
CLOSE
July 15, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.25; soybeans, $4; milo, $1.34; corn, $1.54. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4; milo, NA; corn, $1.55. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.25; soybeans, $4; milo, $1.34; corn, $1.59.
GOLF TOURNAMENT SOUNDOFF
July 15, 1999
Why do you have to establish a handicap to play in the city tournament? What do you have to do to establish a handicap? Can you play in the tournament without one? Actually, golfers don’t necessarily need to establish a handicap to play in the Lawrence City Golf Championship, which will be held July 31 at Alvamar and Aug. 1 at Eagle Bend. Entrants must meet one of three requirements to enter: be a Douglas County resident; be a member of a golf facility in Douglas County; or have an established handicap.
LMH SOUTH COMING SOON
July 15, 1999
Lawrence Memorial Hospital President Gene Meyer hailed the boards decision Wednesday to approve a 15-year lease for the former Mt. Oread Surgery Centre.
TOP MOVIES
July 15, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing films based on box-office totals from last weekend. Top 10 movies
BEST BETS
July 15, 1999
TODAY Cottonwood reading, with poets Kathleen Johnson and Denise Low and Cottonwood editor Tom Lorenz, 7:30 p.m., Borders, 700 N.H.
STORY DISPUTED
July 15, 1999
To the editor: There are so many holes, inconsistencies, mistakes and untruths in your Sunday, July 11, front page story on state income tax, I hardly know where to begin.
CD REVIEWS
July 15, 1999
Simple Gearle Stacey Earle
COMMERCE BANK REPORTS RECORD EARNINGS
July 15, 1999
Kansas City, Mo.,-based Commerce Bancshares Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings increased 11 percent on the strength of higher interest income and fee income. Commerce earned a record $41.8 million, or 68 cents per share, up from $37.5 million, or 60 cents per share, a year ago.
IMAC SALES PUSH APPLE OVER THE TOP
July 15, 1999
New York (ap) — Apple Computer Inc. rode its popular iMac to another strong quarter, as profits nearly doubled, easily beating Wall Street forecasts. The results released Wednesday offered the latest evidence of a resurgence at Apple this past year, further easing any doubts over the company’s prospects.
DARLA MARIE VOSSLER OBITUARY
July 15, 1999
DARLA MARIE VOSSLER Services for Darla Marie Vossler, 35, Portsmouth, R.I., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lawrence. Burial will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
PORTER OBITUARY
July 15, 1999
JAMES “DAVE” PORTER Basehor — Services for James “Dave” Porter, 76, Basehor, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Basehor. Burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery, Basehor.
REVENEW SERVICES
July 15, 1999
Services for Robert Revenew, 74, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Revenew died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
THURSDAY SPORTS ON TV
July 15, 1999
Today Baseball
DRIVER GUILTY IN FATAL WRECK
July 15, 1999
A Douglas County judge found a Shawnee man guilty of vehicular homicide in an Aug. 4 crash that killed the man’s friend.
HAZEL J. HAUPT OBITUARY
July 15, 1999
HAZEL J. HAUPT Memorial services for Hazel J. Haupt, 52, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Overland Park Chapel, Overland Park.
VERA G. BUXTON OBITUARY
July 15, 1999
VERA G. BUXTON Memorial services for Vera G. Buxton, 80, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at United Church of Christ, Ellinwood.
PANEL TO WHITTLE LIST OF AG SECRETARY HOPEFULS
July 15, 1999
The search is progressing for the next Kansas Agriculture secretary.
OUTLAWS
July 15, 1999
Ottawa — Ottawa right-hander J.R. Servatius baffled the Lawrence Outlaws with 12 strikeouts in a 6-2 American Legion baseball victory Wednesday. The Outlaws (24-14) managed just five hits, including a home run by Nate Vail and double by Bo Blevins.
JUL 15 40 YEARS AGO
July 15, 1999
The unexpected announcement of a 100-worker slash in employment at the Lawrence Callery Chemical Co. plant was to result in a 90 percent cutback in production and a drop in the monthly payroll from $100,00 to $45,000, according to Robert Schmidt, manager at the plant. Asked about the production plans of the high-energy fuel, boron, here, Schmidt said, “The withdrawal of Navy and Air Force contracts means we will have almost no fuel production to speak of. The work force was to drop from 180 to 80 for the time being. Schmidt said he and other company officials were trying to find jobs for as many personnel as possible while trying to find ways to keep the Lawrence plant operating. The announcement came as a great shock to many who had been associated with the plant, which had been operating a relatively short time. Callery headquarters were in Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.
JULY 15 100 YEARS AGO
July 15, 1999
On July 15, 1899, the headlines in the Lawrence World read: “FIRE BUGS CONFESS — Two Smoky Pilgrim Boys Confess to Setting Fires to Houses and Barns.” Using the fires as a cover for thefts, these 16-year-old boys had been committing these crimes for the last three or four years. The World observed, “It was somewhat pitiful to hear and see this young boy tell of these crimes. For as he related them one could see that he was a criminal by instinct; just naturally a moral degenerate being who had been born and raised in filth and crime. His eyes roved unsteadily about as he talked and when questioned of any particular fire or theft he always smiled slyly as if it was a secret joke.” The Smoky Pilgrims was a term a KU professor Frank Blackmar had come up with for a particular African-American family notorius for its lifestyle and appearance.
MARY MARGARET EDWARDS-DAWSON OBITUARY
July 15, 1999
MARY EDWARDS-DAWSON Memorial services for Mary Margaret Edwards-Dawson, 87, Lawrence, will be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church a later date. Burial will be in Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, Savonburg.
JUL 15 25 YEARS AGO
July 15, 1999
Fire caused about $95,000 in damage at the Holiday Inn Restaurant at 2309 Iowa. It apparently started in an air-conditioner and spread so rapidly that extinguishing it was impossible. There were no injuries. The restaurant was to be out of operation for several weeks, officials said. The city was reeling from a 103-degree temperature the day before and even more searing weather was in the forecast.
YOUNG GOLFER HITS ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOT
July 15, 1999
Eleven-year-old Quinn Klutman joined an elite group with a hole in one at the Lawrence Country Club.
RURAL TRASH CUSTOMER BASE PURCHASED
July 15, 1999
A Topeka company on Wednesday officially took over trash pickup for Midway USA Service customers in rural Douglas County. “We’re going to service all the area that Midway does,” said Phil Bethel, division vice president for Waste Management of Topeka, which purchased Midway USA Service’s customer base.
HOSPITAL SEEKING BOND MONEY.
July 15, 1999
Lawrence city commissioners will decide whether to approve a request for up to $25 million in bonds for Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LMH ENDOWMENT GIFT IS LARGEST EVER
July 15, 1999
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn. officials are hailing the philanthropic gesture of a longtime Lawrence resident whose bequest is the largest-ever cash gift in the association’s history. Naoma Lemmerman left her entire estate, valued at $502,000, to the association, the hospital announced Wednesday.
KANSAS DEMS FOCUS ON PARTY BUILDING
July 15, 1999
In anticipation of the 2002 elections, Kansas Democrats are pushing grass-roots organization and county-by-county party building.
FRANKLIN COUNTY FAIR THIS WEEK
July 15, 1999
Franklin County Fair officials have made few changes in the program for this year’s event, which runs through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Ottawa. They didn’t need to, said Robin Flager, a member of the fair board.
MISSION DRUMS BRINGS MUSIC TO LAWRENCE
July 15, 1999
Their music is often associated with football halftime, but marching bands grabbed the spotlight for themselves Wednesday night. “Mission Drums,” a drum and bugle corps competition for youths, stormed Haskell Memorial Stadium with drums and horns blaring. Eight groups from around the United States and Canada competed. The Madison Scouts, an all-male corps from Madison, Wis., won the overall competition. Rockford, Ill.-based Phantom Regiment placed second while the Dubuque, Iowa-based Colts placed third. The Colts featured several members and instructors from Lawrence and east Kansas.
BEST BETS
July 15, 1999
1) Rockin’ Sunday Social Chaos Tour,
BARAK OFF TO A SMART START
July 15, 1999
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak spent his first days in power totally confusing the Palestinians about his intentions in the peace process. He made flashy, politically unrevealing visits to two friendly Arab leaders. And Barak gently tweaked President Clinton for again confusing rhetoric with reality. Sounds like this guy knows what he is doing. For Barak, a former chief of staff of the Israeli armed forces, mobility is everything in this stage of the long diplomatic battle he will fight. The new knight on the global chessboard of conflict has tempo and the fog of uncertainty on his side. He should exploit both as long as he can.
S BASKETBALL TEAM TO HOLD PICNIC
July 15, 1999
KU basketball team to sponsor picnic
NEW INTERNET RADIO STATION BREAKS FORMAT
July 15, 1999
A Wichita Internet site is broadcasting progressive music all over the world.
VICTOR CONTINENTAL FIGHTS OFF DARK FORCES
July 15, 1999
The emcee for Card Table Theatre’s comedy-sketch show may reveal the great love of his life.
CLOSE
July 15, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,148.10
S ALLY MCBEAL STARRING IN LABUTE PLAY
July 15, 1999
Calista Flockhart’s off-Broadway turn is a far cry from her short-skirted TV persona.
WEIRD NEWS
July 15, 1999
Tit for tat In the course of a June report decrying the Canadian economy’s discrimination against people who do unpaid work, mostly housework, the feminist group Mothers Are Women called on the government to pay wages to women for breastfeeding to bring that activity in line with the production of other consumable milk. One female economist also pointed out that breastfeeding income would logically subject women to breastfeeding taxes.
ALLIEDSIGNAL EARNINGS RISE 14% AS COST-CUTTING PLAN TAKES HOLD
July 15, 1999
Reorganization and shifts to higher-profit products also were credited for the improvement.
BOARD OKS LEASE FOR LMH SOUTH
July 15, 1999
After discussing the purchase or lease of property once occupied by rival Columbia/HCA Healthcare, Lawrence Memorial Hospital trustees voted to lease the building.
LOCAL BRIEFS
July 15, 1999
Morgan qualifies for Junior Am
JOHNSON WINS STEPHENS OPEN
July 15, 1999
With a commanding lead on the final hole of the Stephens Real Estate Open, golfer Zach Johnson drained a 15-foot birdie putt from the fringe to cap his 11-under-par 133 and clinch the championship. His reaction after the putt didn’t appear to be one of joy or relief, but rather of disbelief.
GLASS IN 26TH PLACE
July 15, 1999
Bowler Bob Glass of Lawrence is tied for 26th overall after the second round of the Showboat Senior Invitational Tuesday at the Showboat Hotel, Casino & Bowling Center. Glass has totaled 3,601 pins. Co-leaders Fred Kouri of Apple Valley, Calif., and Larry Lichstein of Avon Park, Fla., have knocked down 3,762 pins.
TIGHTEN THE BELT
July 15, 1999
It’s too early for panic, but state revenues for the fiscal year that just ended aren’t inspiring much optimism in state officials. It’s time for the state to pay the piper.
CORRECTION
July 15, 1999
James H. Canaday was misidentified in a story about the city’s planned Animal Control Code in Wednesday’s Journal-World.
KNOW THE VALUE OF YOUR ANTIQUE?
July 15, 1999
Watkins Community Museum of History’s upcoming fund-raiser is a take-off on the popular PBS series “Antiques Roadshow.”
BIG OIL TO SEE EARNINGS IMPROVEMENTS WINNERS, LOSERS AS OIL PRICES RISE
July 15, 1999
Aided by a bounce in the price of crude oil, U.S. oil companies’ finances are improving.
RYAN ROBERTSON/RECRUITING NOTES
July 15, 1999
Ryan Robertson’s quest to make the Sacramento Kings’ roster begins July 23 at the Rocky Mountain Review in Salt Lake City. Robertson, a second-round NBA Draft pick out of Kansas University, will play six games for the Kings’ entry in the 10-day NBA summer league, sponsored by the Utah Jazz.
VIDEO CLIPS
July 15, 1999
Affliction Starring Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe and Mary Beth Hurt. This film of stunning power from Paul Schrader entwines the mystery of a hunting accident that might be murder with the deeper mysteries of the investigator’s true affliction: the unhealable wounds of his abusive childhood. Nolte and Coburn lead a superb cast in Schrader’s best work in years. R.
HIKER WRITES KANSAS GUIDE
July 15, 1999
Catherine Huber has teamed with a land surveyor to write a book about hiking trails in the Sunflower State.
SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES SET FOR WEEKEND
July 15, 1999
Now in its 10th year, the objective of the Sunflower State Games remains the same since its inception in 1990 when 2,500 showed for the inaugural festivities. “It’s not an event designed specifically for the elite athlete,” SSG executive director Kelly Mason said. “We’re here to provide a way for every regular Joe to participate as well as the elite athlete. What we get is a share of great athletes, but by far the majority of people come out here to have a good time and enjoy the competition.”
REVENUE OFFICIAL DEFENDS AGENCY
July 15, 1999
Two Democratic leaders say they are willing to meet with the state’s revenue secretary and view the department’s operations, despite claims they are unwilling to cooperate.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SEASON SOUNDOFF
July 15, 1999
When do practices for high school fall sports begin? The first day of practice for all fall sports is Monday, Aug. 16.
CITY TO REMODEL RULES ON PLANNING
July 15, 1999
Overhauling the city’s development rules and regulations could be an 18-month job.
CITY STANDINGS
July 15, 1999
City Standings Men’s Monday: Team 5-0, Quinton’s 4-1, Gene Fritzel Const. 4-1, Firm 2-3, Court Jesters 2-4, Old & Young 1-4, Bears 0-5.
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
July 15, 1999
Hannah Knowlton, unemployed,
OUR TOWN
July 15, 1999
Edmonds double-eagles: Lawrence’s Joe Edmonds recorded a rare double-eagle on Tuesday on the Quarry Course at Country Creek Golf Club near Pleasant Hill, Mo. Edmonds recorded the feat on the course’s par-5, 486-yard No. 14 hole. After driving about 250 yards, Edmonds holed out with a 3-wood from around 235 yards. The shot was witnessed by Charles Parks, Art Frye and Chuck Holley. *
CITY RESULTS
July 15, 1999
City Results Men’s Church Two: Christ Community 11, St. John’s T 3; First Presbyterian 5, FSBC 4; Immanuel Lutheran 22, First Baptist 11.
MOVIES
July 15, 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. Muppets From Space
CAR TAB STORY
July 15, 1999
Regular maintenance can significantly prolong the life of your automobile.
COMING UP
July 15, 1999
July 27 Machinehead, The Granada, 1020 Mass.
CARIBE, COMMON GROUND TO UNITE FOR SHOW
July 15, 1999
A coin toss determined whether Caribe or Common Ground would take the stage first.
TEEN TO TEST HIS CHOPS AT BLUES-JAZZ FEST
July 15, 1999
The Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival features music ranging from jazz to gospel.
DEATH
July 15, 1999
Authorities are investigating a weekend wreck that claimed the life of Kansas University student.
S WEGNER ON THE MEND
July 15, 1999
Kansas University football quarterbacks are off-limits in practice. But they’re fair game in the real world.
CALENDAR
July 15, 1999
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
ART NOTES
July 15, 1999
Students to perform two SYT plays