Archive for Thursday, June 3, 1999

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AREA TRACK RESULTS
June 3, 1999
College Results NAIA OUTDOOR
BUSH READY TO BREAK INTO RUN
June 3, 1999
For 110 years, the promenade leading from the southern entrance of the state Capitol here, 500 feet long and bordered by a rounded limestone curve and a row of oaks, has been known as the Great Walk. And for more than a century it has been the pedestrian thoroughfare for the rogues, scoundrels, schemers and dreamers who conspired, cajoled or campaigned their way into the governor’s office. Next week, one of their heirs, George W. Bush, will take the Great Walk on route to the Great Run.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, GYMNASTICS CHAMP
June 3, 1999
Gymnastics champ. Casey Ramos, formerly of Lawrence, took first place in all Level 6 events at the state gymnastic competition in Manassas, Va., in early May. She is the daughter of Tony and Pat Ramos, Stafford, Va., and the granddaughter of Jane Drinnon, Lawrence; Coy Drinnon, Tonganoxie; and Gloria Ramos, Lawrence. Jane Drinnon 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.
BLOTTER
June 3, 1999
Law enforcement report accidents
CONCRETE MANUFACTURER TO BUILD NORTH OF TOWN
June 3, 1999
New business offers concrete, curbs
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR WEDNESDAY
June 3, 1999
Lawrence team 5th at KGA Fourball
PESTICIDES MAY BE DISCARDED AT COLLECTION EVENT
June 3, 1999
Collection event set for unwanted pesticides
CLOSE
June 3, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.45; soybeans, $4.30; milo, $1.61; corn, $1.84. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.30; milo, NA; corn, $1.85. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.50; soybeans, $4.30; milo, $1.61; corn, $1.89.
MYRTLE B. MITCHELL OBITUARY
June 3, 1999
MYRTLE B. MITCHELL Graveside services for Myrtle B. Mitchell, 90, Horton, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
KAREN SHERREE KINYON OBITUARY
June 3, 1999
KAREN SHERREE KINYON Pittsburg — Services for Karen Sherree Kinyon, 17, Pittsburg, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Chanute Memorial Cemetery, Chanute.
KINDNESS LAUDED
June 3, 1999
To the editor: To all the wonderful people of the communities of Lawrence and Baldwin who have been so helpful and kind:
6-3 WOULD YOU BE MORE LIKELY TO BE AN ORGAN DONOR IF YOU
June 3, 1999
Would you more likely be an organ donor if you received $300 toward funeral costs? Andrew Haggart,
AUTO ALBUM
June 3, 1999
North America Syndicate Inc. Longtime Ford fans remember the Ford V8s of the late ‘30s and how the standard-sized 85-horsepower V8 engine was joined (from 1937 to 1940) by a smaller, 60-horsepower economy V8.
FIRST BANK PLANS NEW LAWRENCE OFFICE
June 3, 1999
First Bank is looking to expand in Lawrence, with a former mayor at the helm.
YAHOO!, SPRINT PCS TEAM UP ON INTERNET MOBILE PHONES
June 3, 1999
Santa Clara, Calif. — Internet media giant Yahoo! Inc. and Sprint PCS struck a deal to offer Yahoo’s Web content to users of Sprint PCS mobile telephones by late this year. Under the deal, Sprint’s wireless subscribers could use a range of co-branded Yahoo! Internet services, including e-mail, accessing an address book and calendar and reading financial, sports and weather news, the companies said.
BEST BETS
June 3, 1999
TODAY John Weatherwax and the Junk Yard Jazz, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth.
STATE DELEGATES CAN EARN KU CREDIT
June 3, 1999
Kansas will become the third state in the nation to offer college credit to participants at Girls’ State when 600 young women converge this weekend on Kansas University. Sunflower Girls’ State delegates can earn one hour of credit by taking a course on “Women in Politics and Government” while on campus Sunday to June 11. Students who decide to take the class for credit would be required to pay tuition to KU.
THE MAG: KAN WINNERS
June 3, 1999
MAKING THE CUT Here is a list of KAN Film Festival finalists from Lawrence:
REAGAN SHARES BLAME ON CHINA
June 3, 1999
President Clinton has been taking some deserved hits for the leak of sensitive technology to the People’s Republic of China — but that hawk of hawks, Ronald Reagan, bears some serious responsibility as well. We know this because of highly classified documents still in our possession, which were the basis for a series of columns in the 1980s warning Reagan against selling too much to China in a pitch for better relations.
THE MAG: HOLLYWOOD ACTOR TO SPEAK AT KAN FILM FEST
June 3, 1999
Hollywood actor to speak at KAN film fest
ERNEST E. LEWIS OBITUARY
June 3, 1999
ERNEST E. LEWIS Auxvasse, Mo. — Graveside services for Ernest E. Lewis, 84, Eudora, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Auxvasse Cemetery.
MAG 98 DEGREES BOX
June 3, 1999
ONE OF MANY What: 98 Degrees will be one of several bands at Red, White and Boom No. 4.
THE MAG: BEST BETS
June 3, 1999
1) Reel to reel KAN Film Festival,
THE MAG: COMING UP
June 3, 1999
June 30 Phish, 7:30 p.m., Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
S HABIT IS HARD TO BREAK
June 3, 1999
A Lawrence used-car dealer considers himself semi-retired, but he has much more business than he expected.
BUSINESS BAROMETER CORRECTION
June 3, 1999
The Business Barometer in Sunday’s Journal-World contained incorrect information about Emprise Bank’s rates on new auto loans. The rate for 36-months is 7.74 percent.
SEVERED LINES COULD TAKE DAYS TO REPAIR THOUSANDS LOSE PHONE SERVICE
June 3, 1999
Southwestern Bell crews will work on damaged lines around the clock in their attempt to restore telephone service.
CITY BUS PLANS GAIN SPEED
June 3, 1999
A new bus system could be rolling in Lawrence early next year, Lawrence city commissioners learned Wednesday.
HOME-BASED BUSINESS LAWS ON HOLD
June 3, 1999
The Douglas County Commission tried to juggle three baskets to accommodate home-based businesses Wednesday night, but then remanded the plan to staff for revisions. An estimated 180 to 600 business are in violation of the county’s current zoning for home-based businesses, which the commission is trying to revise.
DUANE ALLEN WILSON OBITUARY SERVICES
June 3, 1999
WILSON SERVICES Graveside services for Duane Allen Wilson, 67, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Underwood Cemetery, Williamstown.
SPARKLING SIDEWALKS
June 3, 1999
The extra effort to hose down sidewalks in front of businesses is one small step toward keeping Lawrence’s downtown looking great. Kansas weather doesn’t get much better than Friday afternoon’s beautiful sunny and mild conditions. And amid that perfect weather, a city worker was doing something to make downtown Lawrence even a little more attractive.
CAN THE KU JAYHAWKS FLY? WHY DO THEY WEAR BOOTS?
June 3, 1999
I’m new to Kansas and I am curious about the Jayhawk mascot at KU. Why do the birds wear boots? Can the birds fly? Henry Maloy, a cartoonist for the student newspaper, drew a memorable version of the Jayhawk in 1912. He gave it shoes. Why? To kick opponents, of course.
100 YEARS AGO
June 3, 1999
On June 3, 1899, the Lawrence Journal noted that Mayor Gould had signed the three paving ordinances. The Journal commented: “This assures paving in Lawrence whether or not a local brick plant is started, and is the result desired by the people of the city.””
40 YEARS AGO
June 3, 1999
Actual building starts in Lawrence had dropped sharply during May but a $400,000 building permit for the Malls Shopping Center kept the total valuation high — in fact the highest May total since 1954. The center was to be on the south side of West 23rd street, west of Louisiana at the site of a longtime drive-in movie theater. Kansas University was expecting a banner enrollment of about 3,000 for the summer term.
25 YEARS AGO
June 3, 1999
June 5 was the registration deadline for the Lawrence school district referendum on a levy hike to boost teacher salaries and assist the special education program here. Early evidence was that the issues would be approved although proponents said there was “worrisome silence” from opponents which indicated that perhaps they would act but not speak.
MAG WOODSTOCK BOX
June 3, 1999
PEACE, LOVE AND MUSIC What: Woodstock ‘99.
KU LITGANTS FIND SUPPORT AMONG GROUP
June 3, 1999
Current and former faculty who have filed suit against KU formed an informal support group to help each other through the process.
GLADMAN TURNS HIS CAMERA LENS ON DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES
June 3, 1999
In conjunction with Downtown Lawrence Inc., John Gladman is completing a photo exhibit that highlights the downtown’s historic diversity.
SMOKY HILL RIVER FEST LURES LAWRENCE ARTISTS
June 3, 1999
The annual festival draws about 85,000 people to Salina.
THE MAGMOVIES
June 3, 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. A listing from Liberty Hall Cinemas was not available this week. Instinct
FACTOR SHOULD TAKE BACK SEAT TO SAFETY
June 3, 1999
DEAR TOM AND RAY: I was thinking of buying a Volkswagen Microbus. I know that means constant repairs, etc. But I currently drive a 1987 Jetta with 166,000 miles that also needs constant repairs. So I figured if I’m going to be repairing my car all the time, I might as well have a cooler car. I’m graduating from high school soon, and I plan on going to college next year. What do you think? — Nick
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR THURSDAY
June 3, 1999
TODAY Noon: Brown Bag concert, Eldridge Hotel garden area, 701 Mass., Billy Spears Band.
?? MAG TONY AWARD BOX
June 3, 1999
TURN UP THE LIGHTS What: Tony Awards ceremony.
THE MAG: WELCOME TO THE REEL WORLD
June 3, 1999
Several Lawrence filmmakers are finalists in this year’s KAN Film Festival.
THE MAG: NAME THE STYLE OF MUSIC, BELA FLECK CAN PLAY IT
June 3, 1999
Name the style of music, Bela Fleck can play it Our area’s live music scene will be flavored by unique and incomparable sounds this month.
PURDY BIDS FAREWELL AT RECEPTION
June 3, 1999
Dick Purdy compiled a 270-138-5 record in 41 years and an 84-17 record in nine seasons at Lawrence High.
JUPITER DELI AIMS FOR THE STARS
June 3, 1999
One of Lawrence’s newest eateries offers a diverse menu and a hip retro dining room.
BACK UP ON BAN
June 3, 1999
City commissioners should take a little more time to come up with useful and enforceable revisions in the animal control ordinance. The Lawrence City Commission took the right action Tuesday night by taking no action at all on a proposed pit bull terrier ban.
BAND ENDS EUROPEAN EXCURSION
June 3, 1999
KU Marching Band members performing in Amsterdam received an unusual reaction from NFL Europe football fans.
BLACKBURN SERVICES
June 3, 1999
Services for Burl Blackburn, 73, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, with military graveside services by Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion. Mr. Blackburn died Monday, May 31, 1999, at his home as a result of cancer.
THE MAG: VIDEO CLIPS NEW
June 3, 1999
Saving Private Ryan Starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon, Jeremy Davies, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Dennis Farina and Ted Danson. A World War II masterpiece from Steven Spielberg that uses the conventions of the war movie to transcend them. The combat sequences are stunning and the questions posed by the mission undertaken by Hanks and his squad are profound. R.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
June 3, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing movies based on box-office totals from last weekend. Top movies
TURNING POINTS IN U.S. POLITICS
June 3, 1999
Thirty-five years ago today June 2, a signal event in American politics occurred. On that day, Barry Goldwater defeated Nelson Rockefeller by 48,953 votes out of more than 2 million cast in the California presidential primary, thereby cinching the Republican nomination. The Goldwater victory was an upset. After a stumbling start, Rockefeller, then governor of New York, had come on strong, winning the Oregon primary that was the stage-setter for California. Nine days before the California vote, the senator from Arizona climaxed a series of costly gaffes by telling television interviewers he favored the use of “low-yield atomic weapons” to “defoliate” the jungles in Vietnam. With unlimited finances, a lead in the polls, the support of the governor and senior senator plus the crack political consulting team of Stu Spencer and Bill Roberts, Rockefeller was sitting pretty in California.
CLOSE
June 3, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,577.89
PHONE SERVICE RESTORED IN CITY
June 3, 1999
Officials still were determining who was to blame for the accident that disrupted telephone service for parts of two days.
S PET PROJECT
June 3, 1999
A.R. Gurney has penned a play about a stray pooch who causes trouble in a couple’s marriage.
NINE BRIEFS ON KU FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
June 3, 1999
KU medical residents headed to new clinic
CD REVIEWS
June 3, 1999
After the Party The Push Stars
TEACHER SALARIES BUCK PERCEPTIONS
June 3, 1999
It might surprise some, but teachers at Quail Run School earn less than the district average.
THE MAG: SYLVIA BOX
June 3, 1999
A HOWLING COMEDY What: “Sylvia,” a romantic comedy by A.R. Gurney.
LAKE PERRY MARINA WINS NATIONAL AWARD
June 3, 1999
A year after a twister mangled the marina at Lake Perry, business is once again booming.
THE MAG: CALLIGRAPHER CAPTURES NATURE WITH PENINK
June 3, 1999
Ozawkie artist Jude Johnson expresses her love for nature through painting and calligraphy.
ALFRED S. BURNSWORTH OBITUARY
June 3, 1999
ALFRED S. BURNSWORTH DeSoto — Graveside services for Alfred S. Burnsworth, 86, Lenexa, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at DeSoto Cemetery.
ON LCT %% LINEUP
June 3, 1999
Lawrence Community Theatre’s 1999-2000 season will open with an old favorite — “Fiddler on the Roof.”
THE MAGCALENDAR
June 3, 1999
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
VERMEER IN HUNT AT NCAAS
June 3, 1999
Kansas’ Ryan Vermeer shot a 2-under-par 70 in the first round of the NCAA men’s golf championships. The Jayhawks are 19th in the team standings.
S NOT WHAT YOU THINK
June 3, 1999
A visit to Lawrence’s other high school goes a long way toward destroying some misconceptions.
HOSPITALS FOR JUNE 3
June 3, 1999
Births Kevin and Dayna Hughes, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.