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ROYALS DRAFT PICKS
June 4, 1999
Royals Draft Picks NEW YORK — Kansas City Royals selections from major league baseball’s 1999 first-year player draft with position, college or high school and hometown:
MISS LAWRENCE PREPARING FOR KANSAS COMPETITION
June 4, 1999
Miss Lawrence is heading to Pratt to compete for the Miss Kansas title next week and Lawrence can follow her on the Internet. Amy Linimon, a Kansas University doctoral student studying American politics and administration, is leaving Sunday to compete for the state title. Tickets are available for the final show, but pageant watchers can also check the Internet for information.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR FRIDAY
June 4, 1999
Firebirds receive soccer honors
CLOSE
June 4, 1999
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.52; soybeans, $4.37; milo, $1.67; corn, $1.90. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.37; milo, NA; corn, $1.91. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.57; soybeans, $4.37; milo, $1.67; corn, $1.95.
HENLEY TO STAY WITH RAMS
June 4, 1999
June Henley, the St. Louis Rams’ leading rusher last season with 313 yards on 97 attempts, has agreed to a two-year deal worth close to $600,000. Henley, the all-time leading rusher in Kansas University football history with 3,841 yards, is an exclusive rights free agent.
RAIDERS ATGLANCE
June 4, 1999
Roster Outfielders: Dustin Myers, Matt Maigaard, Matt Heider, Riley Scott.
MCLOUTH COOKING UP BARBECUE
June 4, 1999
A lot more than civic pride will be at stake Saturday during the annual barbecue.
HEITZMAN TOURNEY STARTS TODAY
June 4, 1999
Nearly 50 teams from Kansas and Missouri will be competing in the Patty Heitzman Memorial softball tournament this weekend. Action in five age groups will begin today at Lyons Park, Clinton Lake Softball Complex and Sport 2 Sport.
CAN YOU GIVE ME AN UPDATE ON ALL THAT WORK ON NINTH STREET?
June 4, 1999
Can you give me an update on all that work on Ninth Street? I drive through there all the time. Gayle Martin, the city’s communications director, provided the following information:
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR FRIDAY
June 4, 1999
TODAY 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Immunization clinic, Baldwin First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
6-4 SHOULD THERE BE A LIMIT ON THE AMOUNT OF MONEYJURY
June 4, 1999
Should there be a limit on the amount of money a jury can award in punitive damages? Jess Krug,
SOCCER TEAM
June 4, 1999
This Lawrence Parks and Recreation Indoor Soccer team posed for a photo early this year. The boys are, front row from left, John Haller, Dominick Reiske, Evan Sloan, Ian Emerson; second row from left, Chase Billings, Tony Pokphanh, Brandon Hill, Eric McCarthy, Samual Walter. The coaches are Doug Billings and Mark McCarthy. Debbie McCarthy 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.
BEST BETS
June 4, 1999
TODAY The Deal, The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
LHS GRAD HOOPER DRAFTED
June 4, 1999
What happens to a dream deferred? In Kevin Hooper’s case, it comes true again, with more prestige and likely more money than the original incarnation.
BLOTTER
June 4, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SEVERAL REMAINED WITHOUT PHONES, CONTRARY TO CLAIM
June 4, 1999
Several hundred people were still without telephone service Thursday despite Southwestern Bell’s claims. Phone lines cut Tuesday morning in a construction accident were reconnected Wednesday evening, company representative Ellen Jacobsen said.
RESIDENT WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR ACCIDENT HEROICS
June 4, 1999
The National Award for Heroism from the Boy Scouts of America was presented to a Lawrence man for helping a 14-year-old boy minutes after he was struck by a vehicle last year.
PRINCIPAL SUFFERING UNKNOWN ILLNESS
June 4, 1999
What started out as a normal day for Lawrence High School principal Dick Patterson ended up including a trip to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. Patterson began feeling ill while at work, and LHS Assistant Principal Mike Browning and Activities Director Ron Commons took him to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LETTER TO AUTHOR SOLVES MYSTERY
June 4, 1999
A novel set in Lawrence has captured the interest of two students at Wakarusa Valley School who have corresponded with the author.
FREDERICKA VIOLA BROWN OBITUARY
June 4, 1999
FREDERICKA VIOLA BROWN Services for Fredericka Viola Brown, 86, Lawrence, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Second Christian Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
40 YEARS AGO
June 4, 1999
Dr. Ted Kennedy, well-known local dentist, was chosen temporary chairman and Joy Browne was named temporary secretary at a meeting to organize Douglas County for participation in the 1961 celebration of the Kansas Centennial. A freak hail storm battered the prairie village of Selden, Kan., for two hours during the evening, covering the town with a foot and a half of ice. No immediate estimate had been made of the damage, but a number of roofs and overhangs had collapsed from the weight. There was no evidence of injury in early reports from the scene.
LOCAL GOLF RESULTS
June 4, 1999
City Results MEN’S LEAGUE
RAIDERS, OUTLAWS TO OPEN TONIGHT
June 4, 1999
Joe Torre has Roger Clemens, Tony Muser has Kevin Appier, Buck Showalter has Randy Johnson, but Lee Ice doesn’t have Brett Bogard. Ice, coach of the Lawrence Raiders AAA Legion baseball team, will have to make do without staff ace Bogard for a month, or maybe longer.
NCAA GOLF NOTEBOOK
June 4, 1999
Chaska, Minn. — It was anything but a sweet 16 for Kansas University’s men’s golf team. Hazeltine National Golf Club’s No. 16 hole was especially rough for the Jayhawks during the first day of the NCAA Div. I tournament on Wednesday. As a team, KU shot an 8-over-par on the par-4 No. 16 en route to a 17-over-par 305, which put the Jayhawks in a tie for 19th place after Round One.
CLOSE
June 4, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,663.69
HOSPITALS FOR JUNE 4
June 4, 1999
Births Tom and Robin VonBargen, Baldwin, a girl, Wednesday.
CITY ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
June 4, 1999
Chris Williams, Lawrence High Class: Junior.
KANSAS STATEHOOD WAS LIGHTNING ROD IN 1860 CAMPAIGN
June 4, 1999
Slavery, Kansas and the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 are intertwined in American history.
TRIBAL TAGS CAUSING STIR FOR INDIANS
June 4, 1999
Issuing tribal license plates is only one issue of sovereignty that Indian tribes in Kansas are seeking to enforce.
SUSPECT ACCUSED OF BLACKMAILING OFFICIAL TO BE TRIED
June 4, 1999
Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin bound over a Merriam woman for trial Thursday for allegedly trying to blackmail a prosecutor.
CLERK COMPLIES WITH ARMED ROBBER
June 4, 1999
A first-time armed robbery victim says she stayed calm and did what she was told early Thursday at a West Sixth Street hotel.
SPECIAL DELIVERY RIDES ON INGENUITY
June 4, 1999
and Mark Victor Hansen Sometimes a little creativity can accomplish great things. Paul Stripling is the executive director of the Waco Baptist Assn.
REV. VIRGIL BRADY TO RETIRE
June 4, 1999
The Rev. Virgil Brady prepares for his last sermon.
OUR TOWN
June 4, 1999
Lake Perry CC Champs: Marie Merrifield had the low net score and Kathy Seiber the low gross in the Lake Perry CC women’s club nine-hole invitational tournament. Billie Swartz and Margie Scott were runners-up in net and gross respectively. *
LEFTOVER KU BRIEFS
June 4, 1999
Three students earn Fulbright grants
DRUG-LACED BROWNIES PUT SCHOOL POLICIES ON BURNER
June 4, 1999
Six of the Free State High School students who ate marijuana-laced brownies on a field trip have been suspended, and criminal action is still a possibility.
VERMEER MAKES NCAA CUT
June 4, 1999
Kansas failed to make the cut in the team portion of the NCAA men’s golf championships, but KU junior Ryan Vermeer will stick around for the weekend’s invididual competition after tying for 21st place after the first two rounds.
25 YEARS AGO
June 4, 1999
Three new city flagpoles at Sixth and Massachusetts had gone unused for some time due to the uncertainty of what an official city flag should look like. The Lawrence Arts Commission and other officials were planning to decide soon on a banner and get it waving in the proper perspective.
DEADLINE TODAY TO REGISTER FOR POLICE CAMP
June 4, 1999
Deadline approaches for police camp
LANDMARK LEGISLATION
June 4, 1999
The post-World War II GI Bill of Rights is arguably the finest peacetime legislation in American history. Conversations at the recent 50th anniversary gathering of the Kansas University Class of 1949 helped put important focus on what is clearly one of the most important bits of legislation in American history: The GI Bill of Rights that was instituted after World War II.
RELIGION BRIEFS
June 4, 1999
West Side Presbyterian Guest speaker Mary Ann Farnsworth will deliver the sermon “Fiddlenitching” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold. The Scriptures are Psalms 24 and John 15:10-17.
100 YEARS AGO
June 4, 1999
On June 4, 1899, the Lawrence Journal editorialized: “The actual warfare in the Philippines is probably at an end. It may be fifty years, however, before the natives will cease their acquired habit of shooting at Americans from behind bamboo clumps.”
NCAA DAY TWO NOTEBOOK
June 4, 1999
Chaska, Minn. — Thursday marked the final chapter in the storied collegiate career of Kansas University senior Chris Thompson. Thompson sank a putt for the last time as a Jayhawk — a short putt for par on No. 18 after his 10-foot birdie putt attempt squeaked past the hole — during the NCAA Div. I men’s golf championships at Hazeltine National Golf Club.