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July 20, 1999
Baldwin city councilman wasn’t a title Eugene Nelson went looking for, but he will take it after being nominated by the mayor and confirmed by the city council Monday night. Nelson, a retired Baker University professor, will replace Jerry Roberts, who resigned to move to Iowa.
BETTY JEAN SALE OBITUARY
July 20, 1999
BETTY JEAN SALE Graveside services for Betty Jean Sale, 77, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
SAGA CONTINUES
July 20, 1999
The famous family of Joseph and Rose Kennedy has left its mark on America in many ways. Events associated with the Kennedy family once again have captured the attention of the nation.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, ST. AGNES GROUP
July 20, 1999
St. Agnes’ day. Former teachers and principals attended the 75th anniversary celebration of St. Agnes School in Roeland Park. Pictured from front left to right are Sister Mildred, now a teacher at Bishop Miege; Sister Marcella, currently teaching at Kansas University’s St. Lawrence Center; and past principals Sister Raymond and Sister Lucille, currently residing at the Ursuline Motherhouse in Paola. Gerry McGraw, St. Agnes School, submitted the photo. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
POLICE PARKING TICKETS
July 20, 1999
Recently downtown there were two police cars that had received parking tickets. Who pays for police car parking tickets? Parking control officers write tickets for all vehicles parked at expired meters downtown, according to information forwarded by City Manager Mike Wildgen. If police officers were parked on official business, such as taking a report or responding to a call, the ticket may be voided by a supervisor. If the officer is on personal business, such as a lunch break, they must put coins in the meter like anyone else. If the officer receives a parking ticket, the officer driving is responsible for it.
RUNAWAY TIPS BEING FOLLOWED
July 20, 1999
Local police seek runaway information
PLAY BALL!
July 20, 1999
To the editor: I’ve lived in this city all my life and have never seen the parks and recreation department as screwed up as it is now! Let’s start with adult softball. Lawrence has a new complex (about time). However, the parks department is either too lazy or understaffed to take care of them and get them ready for games. What I mean is if it rained a tenth of an inch the night before, you can count on a rainout.
CITY STANDINGS
July 20, 1999
Softball Men’s 2-3: Boys of Summer 10-2, Wolf Pack 9-3, Journal-World 7-4, Coors Light 6-5, K mart 6-6, Pinheads 5-4, Sandbar 4-8, Scrubs 3-9, Porkupines 2-9.
CHARLES F. RIDINGER OBITUARY
July 20, 1999
RIDINGER SERVICES Services for Charles F. Ridinger, 66, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 in Lawrence.
GERALD HICKS SALMON OBITUARY
July 20, 1999
GERALD HICKS SALMON Tonganoxie — Memorial services for Gerald Hicks Salmon, 75, Salt Lake City, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Private inurnment is planned.
S PROPOSED LEASH LAW INCLUDE CATS?
July 20, 1999
Should the city’s proposed leash law include cats? Rob Peyton,
JOSEPHINE J. ROGERS OBITUARY
July 20, 1999
JOSEPHINE J. ROGERS Tonganoxie — Services for Josephine J. Rogers, 84, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
BLOTTER
July 20, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
RAIDERS RECEIVE FIRST-ROUND BYE
July 20, 1999
The Lawrence Raiders have received a first-round bye in the American Legion AAA zone tournament next week at Free State High. The Raiders will play at 8 p.m. on July 27 against the Manhattan-Olathe North winner. Manhattan and Olathe North will play at 8 p.m. Monday.
NEW GROCER NOT EXPECTED TO LEASE LONGTIME MARKET
July 20, 1999
Another grocery store is an unlikely tenant for a vacant building at the corner of North Second and Locust streets, an owner’s representative said.
ROBERT EUGENE PLATZ OBITUARY
July 20, 1999
ROBERT EUGENE PLATZ Phoenix — Services for Robert Eugene Platz, 71, Phoenix, were held July 10.
CONSTRUCTION STARTS ON S. IOWA PANCAKE HOUSE
July 20, 1999
Topeka’s new IHOP opens today, and Lawrence’s won’t be far behind. Steve Scott, project manager for IHOP Corp., said IHOP’s first Lawrence restaurant would open by the end of October at the southeast corner of 31st and Iowa streets.
VIRGINIA CURD OBITUARY
July 20, 1999
VIRGINIA CURD Amarillo, Tex. — Services for Virginia Curd, 80, Amarillo, will be held at 2 p.m. today Polk Street United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo.
VINLAND RESIDENT INJURED IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT
July 20, 1999
A 44-year-old man was in good condition Monday night at an area hospital after the tractor he was driving tipped over on its side. He was pinned by the tractor for about 45 minutes until help arrived. J.B. Evans, of rural Vinland, was taken by helicopter to Overland Park Regional Medical Center after the accident near 650 East 1600 Road, about a mile southwest of Vinland.
CITY BAND TO PERFORM SEASON FINALE
July 20, 1999
City band to perform concert season finale
DAVID CHARLES PICKENS OBITUARY
July 20, 1999
DAVID CHARLES PICKENS Paola — Private memorial services for David Charles Pickens, 43, Paola, have been held.
CJHS LEADER MOVING TO LHS
July 20, 1999
The new assistant principal at Lawrence High School won’t get lost in the corridors of the massive brick building. Jan Gentry, Central Junior High assistant principal and a former social studies teacher at LHS, was named Monday as the high school’s assistant principal.
CITY SET TO VOTE ON PUBLICATION OF 2000 BUDGET
July 20, 1999
There appears to be enough agreement about how much the city should spend next year and how much it should raise in taxes that Lawrence city commissioners have canceled a scheduled work session this morning to complete details. Instead, commissioners will discuss the budget at tonight’s business meeting and, if the general agreement holds, vote to publish a proposed budget and schedule a public hearing for Aug. 3.
CONVICT AGAIN FINDS TROUBLE IN POOL HALL
July 20, 1999
For the second time in just over two years, a Lawrence man’s visit to a local pool hall ended with him on the wrong side of the law. Lawrence Police say Helushka Wells, 24, struck a 40-year-old Lawrence man with a heavy metal chair late Sunday at The Pool Room, 925 Iowa.
POLICE INVESTIGATING SPILL OF COOLANT AT KU STADIUM
July 20, 1999
Emergency crews cleaned up $4,950 in ethylene glycol Monday morning at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium, where the anti-freeze escaped from a new chiller earmarked for skyboxes. The coolant leaked to 11th and Maine streets, said Lt. Schuyler Bailey of the Kansas University Police Department.
NEW REGENTS BOARD TO DISCUSS FUNDING
July 20, 1999
In addition to organizational work, Regents will discuss their search for an executive director.
TRAIN STEAMING TEMPERS IN BALDWIN
July 20, 1999
Baldwin — Some residents here are steaming over the noise of the town’s historic excursion train, the Midland Railway. The train whistles when it starts outside the depot at 1515 High. It whistles when it crosses intersections. It whistles when its cars are being changed.
JUL 20-25 YEARS AGO
July 20, 1999
The postal service’s new policy for sorting Lawrence mail in Kansas City appeared to be causing delays in local delivery, according to a Journal-World survey. Local mail was being processed in Kansas City under a new national program designating such centers to serve given regions. Critics said it had become virtually impossible to mail a letter here in the evening and have it delivered in Lawrence the next day — a luxury which many local citizens said they had long enjoyed. Douglas County officials were hoping to have a bridge bond issue, including a new bridge setup for Lawrence, on the Nov. 5 ballot. Some 50 other county bridges needed to be replaced or renovated and were due to be on the ballot along with the Lawrence span, or spans.
DESOTO MAN GETS PRISON FOR ARSON
July 20, 1999
U.S. Atty. Jackie Williams announced Monday the sentencing of a DeSoto man to five years in prison, without parole, for the arson of a DeSoto church in 1998, U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Vratil handed down the sentence to Jeremiah C. Tush, 22, who pleaded guilty on April 19 to the arson of the Full Gospel Tabernacle.
A TRAGIC KENNEDY RERUN
July 20, 1999
The images that kept floating across the television screen were as familiar as old home movies. A small boy brushing a buttercup under his chin. A 2-year-old pulling a pony. A son and his father on the White House lawn. For the entire weekend, the nation turned the pages of a family album from one snapshot to another. There was John-John under his father’s desk. John-John in his father’s sailboat. And again and again, John-John on his third birthday, saluting his father’s coffin.
T GET COMPLACENT
July 20, 1999
It happened to papa; it could happen to you. Remember 1991-92, when President George Bush’s approval rating was over 90 percent, a result of his successful execution of the Gulf War? Remember what they called the Democratic presidential contenders, including Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton? They called them the Seven Dwarfs. Two of those dwarfs became the next president and vice president, and President Bush followed in the footsteps of Davy Crockett who, upon losing his seat in the House of Representatives, told his Tennessee constituents: “Y’all can go to hell; I’m a-goin’ to Texas.”
POLICE FIELD TIPS ON ROBBERY, RAPE SUSPECT
July 20, 1999
Lawrence police have fielded about two dozen calls from tipsters who watched “America’s Most Wanted” on Saturday and learned of rape and robbery suspect Terry McIntyre. None of the tips have panned out so far, but Sgt. George Wheeler said Monday that the department was grateful for the national attention the brief segment on McIntyre provided.
JUL 20-40 YEARS LATER
July 20, 1999
There was a proposed 7.2 percent hike in the city’s budget for the coming year (1960). Expenditures were due to rise from $2,192,515 to $2,540,212.
HEAT CLAIMS GRIP ON REGION
July 20, 1999
More of the same heat and humidity are expected through the week.
TEACHER TALKS END IN ACCORD
July 20, 1999
Splitting the difference on salary increase proposals led to a contract that will be voted on by Lawrence teachers by Aug. 3.
TUESDAY DATEBOOK
July 20, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Health screening for people 60 and older, Pinecrest II apartments, community room, 924 Walnut, Eudora. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
HOSPITALS
July 20, 1999
Births Christina Brittain and Kashif Ahmed, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
GILMORE EXCITED TO BE PART OF KU STAFF
July 20, 1999
Ted Gilmore couldn’t afford Kansas University the first time around and he couldn’t abide it the second. But Gilmore just couldn’t say no the third time he was offered a chance to come to KU.
JACK STANFORD ESPY OBITUARY
July 20, 1999
JACK STANFORD ESPY No services for Jack Stanford Espy, 68, Lawrence, are planned.
CLOSE
July 20, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,187.68
JULY 20-100 YEARS AGO
July 20, 1999
On July 20, 1899, the Lawrence World pointed out: “If some bicycle riders wouldn’t act so smart when riding on the sidewalks by attempting to scare people and to take the whole walk, there would be many complaints against cycle riding on the side walks.”
BASEBALL BRIEFS
July 20, 1999
Martinez to miss start because of sore shoulder
CAR SEARCH WINDS UP NOT BEING NO-BRAINER
July 20, 1999
A $550 human brain became part of the Lawrence Police Department’s collection of evidence over the weekend. Police confiscated the brain, stolen last year from a science laboratory at Field Kindley Memorial High School in Coffeyville, during a routine traffic stop about 12:43 a.m. Saturday at 23rd Street and Learnard Ave.
DESOTO RESIDENT GETS PRISON TERM FOR CHURCH FIRE
July 20, 1999
U.S. Atty. Jackie Williams announced Monday the sentencing of a DeSoto man to five years in prison, without parole, for the arson of a DeSoto church in 1998. U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Vratil handed down the sentence to Jeremiah C. Tush, 22, who pleaded guilty on April 19 to the arson of the Full Gospel Tabernacle.
LOOKS TO PUT LEASH ON CATSTOO
July 20, 1999
An ordinance up for approval tonight doesn’t just mean Lawrence dogs must be fenced and on a leash; the rules also would apply to cats.
CLOSE
July 20, 1999
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.25; soybeans, $4.01; milo, $1.36; corn, $1.56. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.01; milo, NA; corn, $1.57. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.25; soybeans, $4.01; milo, $1.36; corn, $1.61.