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EXPLOSION RIPS THROUGH PROPANE BUSINESS NORTH OF LAWRENCE
July 31, 1999
An early morning blast at a propane business won’t shut down Heetco Inc., a spokesman said. But an unidentified man at the scene was badly burned. By Chris KogerJournal-World Writer
WEDDINGS
July 31, 1999
Kampschroeder-Laurent Megan Kampschroeder and Brit Laurent were married June 12, 1999, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with the Rev. Charles Polifka officiating.
CLOSE
July 31, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,655.15
FROSH QB HOPES TO MAKE NAME FOR HIMSELF AT KU
July 31, 1999
In Internet chat rooms and various real-world venues in which Kansas University football is discussed, hardly a mention is made of Jeff Hilliard. When the topic is new KU quarterbacks, there’s plenty of talk about incoming junior college transfer Dylen Smith and freshman Zach Dyer.
OUTLAWS
July 31, 1999
Olathe East slugged three home runs in the first inning and four homers overall en route to a 9-0 victory over Lawrence’s Outlaws on Friday at the American Legion zone tournament. The Outlaws went 2-2 at the tourney and finished the season 31-19.
TEAM
July 31, 1999
Robin Shield won’t even have to leave town to make the biggest move of her athletics career. Shield, who helped Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team place third at the NJCAA Div. II national tournament earlier this year, has decided to try to walk on to Kansas University’s team.
VALID CONCERNS
July 31, 1999
To the editor: I would like to respond to Adrian Melott’s letter in which he said Pinckney Neighborhood residents are guilty of “science illiteracy” because we are concerned about possible health effects of EMFs (electromagnetic fields) from power lines.
LETZIG LOW AMATEUR AT KANSAS OPEN
July 31, 1999
Michael Letzig, a University of New Mexico golfer, shot a three-day total of 1-under-par 215.
PHARMACY
July 31, 1999
LOW CHOLESTEROL DOESN’T GUARANTEE HEART ATTACK PREVENTION Cholesterol numbers are only part of the concern in matters of the heart.
HOSPITAL - JULY 31
July 31, 1999
Births Gregory and Rhonda Turner, Lawrence, a girl, Friday
PANEL CONSIDERS NAMES FOR NEW LAWRENCE ELEMENTARY
July 31, 1999
A panel has settled on four possible names for a Lawrence elementary school scheduled to open next year.
RAIDERS DONE AFTER HURRICANES WIN
July 31, 1999
Bix Ellenbecker had his off and Matt Wiedeman’s was unbuttoned. Both were styles of dejection. Lawrence’s Raiders will be allowed to keep their uniforms until today, but wearing them to play again is a different story.
MIDEAST POLICY EITHER IN STATE OF FLUX OR CONFUSION
July 31, 1999
Sources tell us that America’s Middle East policy is in a state of flux, attempting to evolve from confrontation to accommodation. It calls to mind something said by former Sen. Sam Nunn: that the United States has no Middle East policy. IRAQ
ENGAGEMENTS
July 31, 1999
Olmstead-Leming Charles and Patrica Olmstead, Junction City, and Thomas and Candace Leming, Wichita, announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Renae Olmstead, Lawrence, and Justin Eid Leming, Lawrence.
FEDERAL REGS PUT MEAT PROCESSOR OUT OF FAIR BUSINESS
July 31, 1999
Meat processing regulations forced one area company to give up participation in county fair auctions.
BAND DAY SOUND OFF
July 31, 1999
When is the next Band Day at KU?. Band Day, in which high school bands from across the state converge on Lawrence, will be Sept. 25. The Jayhawk football team will play San Diego State at 6 p.m. that day, which is also Parents’ Day.
KANSAS OPEN RESULTS
July 31, 1999
Kansas Open Friday at Alvamar Public
CLUB NEWS
July 31, 1999
UNIVERSITY BRIDGE CLUB met last Saturday with a snack night and bridge. Winners were Roberta Lesh, Cathie Mills, Carolee Martin, Wilber West, Paul Jordan and Merle Ward. LAWRENCE DUPLICATE Bridge Club’s Monday night game was a seven table Michell movement directed by Virginia Seaver. North-south winners were Mildred Linley and Virginia Seaver, followed by Larry Bodle and Kent McCullough. Third place was James Gunn and Harry Shaffer.
Downtown fire shuts down three businesses
July 31, 1999
A roof fire Friday afternoon made it necessary for workers to knock down part of the facade above Southwest and More in downtown Lawrence.
FIRE INVESTIGATORS TURN TO INJURED MAN FOR INFORMATION
July 31, 1999
The general manager of a propane business said a Friday morning fire won’t shut down the distributorship.
AMERICAN INDIAN GROUP IN STEP WITH TRADITION
July 31, 1999
New generations of American Indians learn traditional dance through the New Dawn Native Dancers.
AROUND AND ABOUT
July 31, 1999
KAITE KILLOUGH, daughter of Scott and Susan Killough, Lawrence, and Julia Pilant, daughter of Richard and Carol Pilant, Lawrence, been named to the dean’s list at University of San Diego. They received first honors by earning grade-point averages of 3.65 or higher. LAURA SWAN received an honorable mention in the National Federation of Press Woman High School Journalism Contest. Swan is a Free State High School student and wrote “Senate Bill 669,” “Never Underestimate the Power of Pets,” “No time for Memories.”
ALLEN WINS KANSAS OPEN
July 31, 1999
Jason Allen shot a final-round 67 before winning on the second playoff hole.
SOCKS MAKESTATEMENT
July 31, 1999
Sock aisles are bursting with bright colors, funky patterns and even a few new styles.
COUPLE CREATES TRUST TO SUPPORT KU ARTS
July 31, 1999
A $1.05 million trust will help Kansas University’s performance arts programs. J-W staff and wire reports
SOCIAL CALENDAR
July 31, 1999
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold.
KU PLAYERS ON NFL ROSTERS (SAVE)
July 31, 1999
Fifteen former Kansas University football players were listed on preseason National Football League rosters Friday. Denver is the only NFL club with two former Jayhawks — guard Chris Banks and linebacker Ronnie Ward, a former third-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins who is trying to make a comeback after sitting out the 1998 season.
OKLAHOMA MAN KILLED SOUTH OF OTTAWA
July 31, 1999
OTTAWA Truck driving accident
HEALTH AGENCIES PREPARE TO MOVE
July 31, 1999
Three Douglas County health agencies are preparing to move into the new Community Health Facility in August.
HERRON TO COACH AT BENEDICTINE
July 31, 1999
Longtime high school volleyball coach Chris Herron will coach college volleyball this fall. Herron, who resigned last November as Tonganoxie High’s volleyball coach, recently accepted a position coaching Benedictine College in Atchison.
ARMY RECRUITING TEAMS FOR BASKETBALL TOURNEY
July 31, 1999
The Army is offering the chance today to “be all you can be” on the basketball court.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR SATURDAY
July 31, 1999
Santaularia, Morgan named
KANSAS OPEN FINALS
July 31, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo Kansas Open champion Jason Allen makes a putt on the first hole in a three-way playoff round Friday at Alvamar while spectators line the perimeter.
CLAIRE BEU OBITUARY
July 31, 1999
CLAIRE BEU Beloit — Services for Claire Beu, 95, Beloit, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Moline Cemetery.
KU ALUMNA TO DIRECT NATIONAL ARTS PROGRAMS
July 31, 1999
Saralyn Reece Hardy, a Kansas University alumna and former employee of the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, has been appointed director of museums and visual arts for the National Endowment for the Arts. Hardy was appointed by NEA chairman Bill Ivey and will start her new job Sept. 8.
ARTS COMMISSION ACCEPTING MINI-FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
July 31, 1999
The Kansas Arts Commission is accepting applications for its Kansas Touring Program, Kansas Artist Fellowships and Kansas Artist Mini-Fellowships. Individual performing artists who live in Kansas and are from Kansas-based groups, companies and ensembles can apply for three-year appointments — fiscal years 2001 through 2003 — to the Kansas Touring Program. The deadline is Monday.
CLOSE
July 31, 1999
Local markets As of Friday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.42; soybeans, $3.97; milo, $1.48; corn, $1.61. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $3.97; milo, NA; corn, $1.61. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.42; soybeans, $3.97; milo, $1.48; corn, $1.66.
TOP SCORES, 1C
July 31, 1999
Jason Allen $12,500 71-68-67 — 206 Jeff Lee $6,150 65-70-71 — 206
OMBUDSMAN WORKS QUIETLY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS
July 31, 1999
KU’s ombudsman can help students in a variety of ways.
MILITARY NEWS
July 31, 1999
ARMY RESERVE PVT. Michael M. Reed has entered the basic military training under the split-option program at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. After graduating from basic training, Reed will be a member of the Army National Guard or Reserve.
4-H NEWS
July 31, 1999
KANZA 4-H CLUB met July 18 to discuss events that are going to take place at the upcoming fair. The next meeting, an ice cream social, will be at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 23. MEADOWLARK 4-H CLUB had a mini-fair at its July 13 meeting. Showcased projects included a sewing project dress by Emily Mersmann, an arts and crafts sketch by Mike Hicks, and a dairy cow by Sammy Mulligan.
NEW RATE FEARS SLAM STOCKS
July 31, 1999
New data released Friday fuels concerns that the Fed will boost interest rates soon. J-W Wire Reports
S WATERY PHOTO-OP
July 31, 1999
Perhaps a vice presidential canoe trip offers an opportunity for Lawrence to break a logjam. The Albuquerque, N.M., Journal offered a penetrating editorial observation about a recent venture by Vice President Al Gore that didn’t get particularly wide coverage — perhaps by the design of Democratic campaigners.
BIG LIQUOR STORE CALLS IT QUITS
July 31, 1999
Lawrence’s largest liquor store company couldn’t withstand competition from its own superstore.
7-31 IN THE WAKE OF RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS, SHOULD GUN..
July 31, 1999
In the wake of recent mass shootings, should gun control be tightened? Shelley Anderson,
VICTIM BURNED IN RURAL FIRE
July 31, 1999
A McLouth man might be able provide information to fire investigators.
SOME RURAL WATER DISTRICTS ARE URGING CONSERVATION
July 31, 1999
A break in the heat will bring welcome relief to overtaxed rural water systems.
BALDWIN WAITS FOR DARKNESS
July 31, 1999
The possibility of blackouts increased Thursday night when a diesel engine at Baldwin’s electric plant broke down. But the engine is fixed and cooler temperatures are on the way.
HOW DOES A PERSON BALANCE OR RATIONALIZE
July 31, 1999
How does a person balance or rationalize the penalties imposed on President Clinton for lying to a grand jury with the indictments handed down by a grand jury against Linda Tripp? Linda Tripp has been indicted on two wire-tap charges, each of which could carry a five-year prison sentence plus a $10,000 fine. Her charges grew out of her taping telephone conversations in which Monica Lewinsky told of her frequent sexual encounters with President Clinton in the White House.
JULY 31 100 YEARS AGO
July 31, 1999
On July 31, 1899, the Lawrence World commented: “The world has progressed so far that the sun is no longer thought of as a time keeper. If a clock gets out of order it is set by some telegraph time piece. Time was when the sun was the standard. It is not now. Thus we outgrow our ideals.”
JULY 31 25 YEARS AGO
July 31, 1999
Presidential impeachment proposals against Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal so far were “very broad” and hard to evaluate, according to U.S. Rep. Larry Winn Jr. of the local congressional district. Winn discussed the issue in a visit to Lawrence and said he was not sure a much-ballyhooed “dog and pony show” against Nixon would ever come off. A fund drive for $10,000 for the first year of a Junior Achievement program was under way here.
JULY 31 40 YEARS AGO
July 31, 1999
The Stokely-Van Camp food packing plant here began processing a new pineapple juice with the aid of specially designed new equipment worth more than $25,000. Local telephone service was halted for nearly an hour because of a serious equipment malfunction at Southwestern Bell headquarters at 734 Vt. No serious emergencies resulted during the shutdown, however.
BLOTTER
July 31, 1999
Law enforcement report Police reports
SCOUTING NEWS
July 31, 1999
COREY HOPKINS, a Pelathe district Boy Scout, is a camp counselor this summer at Brant Lake Camp for boys in upstate New York in the Adirondaks. Hopkins, an Eagle Scout formerly with Troop 59, is a certified rock climbing instructor in charge of rock climbing, cycling and hiking at the camp, all skills he learned from merit badge requirements on the path to Eagle. He is a senior at Kansas State University, and he is majoring in accounting.
HASKELL HELPS STUDENT RECEIVE SHIPWRECK INTERNSHIP
July 31, 1999
Haskell helps student study shipwreck sites