Archive for Tuesday, July 27, 1999

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JOHN HENRY SYTH OBITUARY
July 27, 1999
JOHN HENRY SYTH Greenwood, Wis. — Services for John Henry Syth, 89, Greenwood, Wis., will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, LONG LOST WAR BUDDIES
July 27, 1999
Vietnam vets reunite. Mike Moronney, San Leandro, Calif., left, and Randy Wells, Lawrence, pose together during their first meeting in more than 30 years. Moronney and Wells served together in the Ninth Infantry Division in Vietnam and had last seen each other Dec. 1, 1967. A friend of Wells found Moronney’s phone number on the Internet, and Wells called his old friend. After a couple phone conversations the two met April 1 in Lawrence. The photo was submitted by Randy Wells.
MONDAY SOUNDOFFS
July 27, 1999
Do the Pendletons accept donations to go to the cornfield maze if you can’t afford $7? It is kind of expensive if you have a bunch of kids. No, but they do offer a group rate. For groups of 10-19 people the price is $5 per person. For groups of 20 or larger, the price is $4 per person. The group can be composed of any people who come together to go through the maze. It can be a group of people from a neighborhood. It can be a group of friends.
UNATTENDED DEATH LIKELY NATURAL, POLICE SAY
July 27, 1999
Death likely resulted from natural causes
JAMES F. REITER OBITUARY
July 27, 1999
JAMES F. REITER Topeka — Services for James F. Reiter, 48, Topeka, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel in Topeka. Cremation will follow, with inurnment following at Memorial Park Columbarium.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR TUESDAY
July 27, 1999
Malone top female in Governor’s 10K
BLOTTER
July 27, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
POLICE OFFICER HIRED AS CLERK BECAUSE OF QUALIFICATIONS
July 27, 1999
A Lawrence police officer convicted of misdemeanor battery worked for about three months for the city’s municipal court as a clerk.
LAWRENCE CHOIR TO PERFORM IN CARNEGIE HALL
July 27, 1999
Organizers of the Lawrence Children’s Choir are hoping to raise about $80,000 needed to cover the expenses of traveling to New York City next year.
AGENDA (2) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
July 27, 1999
City commissioners heard first reading of an ordinance last week that would require dogs and cats to be restrained by either a leash, fence or electronic collar whenever they are outdoors. That law would replace the existing code, which requires animals to be kept on a leash unless they are under the “charge, care or control” of the owner. City officials say that phrase means people do not have to keep their pets on a leash if they have verbal control over their animal.
HANSON TAKES $52,000 TO END DISPUTE WITH DISTRICT
July 27, 1999
A tenured Lawrence teacher Tuesday accepted a $52,000 settlement to drop his challenge of the district’s decision not to renew his contract. The school board voted 6-0 following executive session to pay the lump sum to James Hanson, who taught fifth- and sixth-grade reading and spelling this past year at Sunset Hill elementary. The settlement was equivalent to 18 months of salary and benefits.
SEARCH CONTINUES FOR POLICE IMPOSTER
July 27, 1999
From headlight “zig-zags” to flashing strobes, police car lights are one way to tell real from bogus enforcers, said Sgt. George Wheeler, spokesman for Lawrence Police Department. Sunday night, a man posing as “Officer Benjamin” stopped a female motorist on Kansas Highway 10 at Douglas County Road 1057. The imposter officer was driving a white sedan with a red light bar on top.
NAME ISSUE JEOPARDIZES HOUSING PROGRAM
July 27, 1999
The Lawrence Housing Authority and Douglas County Housing Authority have the same staff and the same budget. To those involved, they are the same entity and have been since 1983.
BEST BETS
July 27, 1999
TODAY Ruskabank, The Rayguns, Effigy, Sunshine Vandals, The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
CLOSE
July 27, 1999
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.36; soybeans, $4.19; milo, $1.50; corn, $1.64. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.19; milo, NA; corn, $1.64. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.36; soybeans, $4.19; milo, $1.50; corn, $1.69.
REPORT: BUILDING SLOWS IN LAWRENCE
July 27, 1999
Construction activity in the Lawrence area has slowed during the past year, according to a new report. The value of June contracts for future construction in Douglas County hit $9.48 million, or less than half of the $22.81 million recorded a year earlier, according to the latest report from the F.W. Dodge Division of The McGraw-Hill Cos.
NATIONSBANK READY FOR NEW NAME
July 27, 1999
NationsBank is about to become Bank of America, but customers won’t feel a thing. That’s because the shift is more of a makeover than a restructuring, said Pat Michaelis, NationsBank’s market president for Topeka and Lawrence.
LIBRARY TO REVAMP BOOKMOBILE SERVICE
July 27, 1999
This is last week of operations for the Lawrence Public Library bookmobile as it is currently known. In September, after suspended August service, it will be replaced by a mini-van.
PENTECOST SERVICES
July 27, 1999
Services for Ingeborg Eudista Pentecost, 72, and Russel Eli Pentecost, 75, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Pentecost died Thursday, July 22, 1999, in Kansas City, Kan.
SCHOOL BOARD BRIEFS ON WEIGHTED GRADES, WOODLAWN BIDS
July 27, 1999
Board set to hear proposal on grading
AGENDA (1) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
July 27, 1999
A controversial leash law for dogs and cats is ready for final action this week, with a possible amendment to appease some cat owners. An amendment recommended by legal services director Dave Corliss would exempt cats from the leash requirement as long as they stay on the owner’s property. The current version, as it was approved on first reading last week, would require dogs and cats to be kept on a leash, confined within a fenced area, or restrained by an electronic collar whenever they are outdoors.
HEALTH FACILITY PARKING LOT TO BE REBUILT
July 27, 1999
With the opening of the Community Health Facility fast approaching, contractors already are having to repave one of the parking lots. The building’s north lot was the victim of heavy rains and heavy equipment during construction, said Mark Green, construction manager with DiCarlo/B.A. Green.
LAWRENCE EXPECTED TO REAP BENEFITS FROM NEW SPEEDWAY
July 27, 1999
Millions of dollars and thousands of people are expected to flow into the region when Wyandotte County’s new speedway opens for NASCAR events in the fall of 2000 or 2001. The 1.5-mile racetrack under construction 22 miles east of Lawrence will draw fans from a 500-mile radius to fill its 75,000 seats, said Dennis Hays, county administrator for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County. Later, seating will double to accommodate 150,000.
MORGAN HEADED TO NATIONALS
July 27, 1999
Ryan Morgan has reached the pinnacle of his young golfing career. The Lawrence High senior-to-be will compete this week in the USGA Junior Amateur Championship in York, Pa. The 160-player tournament will run today through Saturday.
PHARMACEUTICAL MERGER MAY LEAD TO MORE DEALS
July 27, 1999
Roberts Pharmaceutical Corp. and Shire Pharmaceuticals Group, two drug makers who specialize in developing and selling brand-name drugs acquired or licensed from other companies late in the research process, are combining in a $1 billion deal. Shire’s acquisition of the Eatontown, N.J.-based Roberts could create a new powerhouse among the handful of such specialty drug companies — and continue consolidations in that corner of the pharmaceutical industry.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR TUESDAY
July 27, 1999
TODAY 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.: Storytime for 3-year-olds through elementary school, Paretsky Children’s Room, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Storytime for 2-year-olds, library auditorium. Registration required for 2-year-olds.
ROSCOE J. LARUE OBITUARY
July 27, 1999
ROSCOE J. LARUE Bartlesville, Okla. — Services for Roscoe J. LaRue, 61, Nowata, were held July 13 in Bartlesville.
CORRECTION FOR ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT
July 27, 1999
Correction Gilbert and Erma Hillyard, Lawrence, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary at an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second.
COUNTY REJECTS FUNDING
July 27, 1999
Douglas County commissioners rejected a second appeal from Health Care Access for $20,000 in support during its final budget debate Monday. The choice troubled Commissioner Charles Jones.
SCHOOL BUDGET INCLUDES 3.53 PERCENT CLASSIFIED STAFF RAISES
July 27, 1999
The school board took another step toward adopting an $80 million budget for next school year which includes 3.53 percent raises for teachers and, now, classified staff.
COUNTY BRIEFS
July 27, 1999
County to review subdivision regulations
AGENDA (3) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
July 27, 1999
* Award a bid for road salt for the public works department to Bingham Sand and Gravel Co., which turned in a low bid of $20.25 per ton. * Approve a change order to the 1999 sanitary sewer line project, adding $16,068.76 to the total cost.
WILLIAMS BACK AT CAMP AFTER RECRUITING
July 27, 1999
The “Kansas stare” has been eyed in gymnasiums in Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Teaneck, N.J., this summer. It’s the sight of Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams intently studying high school players competing in AAU and shoe company-sponsored tournaments.
CITY SLOW-PITCH STANDINGS
July 27, 1999
Through Sunday’s Games Men’s Two-Three Monday: Boys of Summer 10-3, Wolf Pack 9-4, Journal-World 9-4, Coors Light 7-6, Kmart 7-7, Pinheads 6-7, Scrubs 4-9, Porkupines 2-11, Sandbar forfeited out.
DEFENSE BEGINS IN PRISON DRUG TRIAL
July 27, 1999
An inmate at the Leavenworth federal penitentiary who is defending himself against charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin accused prison guards of doing the drug smuggling.
SCHOOL BOARD ADOPTS BUDGET, JUICES CLASSIFIED RAISES
July 27, 1999
The school board took another step toward adopting an $80 million budget for next school year which includes 3.53 percent raises for teachers and, now, classified staff.
July 27, 1999
Former and current residents of Pinckney Neighborhood said there are other studies showing a link between power lines and cancer, despite a scientist who faked data.
CLOSE
July 27, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,863.16
HOSPITALS - JULY 27
July 27, 1999
Births Mr. and Mrs. Khatir Abdul Jabbar, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BOY WITH BARNEY
July 27, 1999
Barney’s buddy. Jaylan Jackson, 2, Lawrence, plays with a Barney doll at his day-care center. Jaylan is the son of Jason and Fueneequa Jackson. The photo was submitted by his day-care provider, Cat Humerickhouse, Lawrence. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
S YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER ACTIVITY?
July 27, 1999
What’s your favorite summer activity? Michael Harris,
JAILERS WIN OUT OVER HEALTH CARE IN COUNTY BUDGET
July 27, 1999
A nonprofit health-care organization is denied county funding for the third year in a row.