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SCRATCHES THE COMEDY ITCH
June 5, 1999
Megan Dillingham is making a name for herself. She won the national Irene Ryan Scholarship earlier this spring in Washington, D.C., and now she’s brought her insightful acting once again to a Lawrence production — and, boy, does she steal the show. Dillingham plays the lead role in “Sylvia,” one of the freshest contemporary comedies to ever hit Broadway — and the Lawrence Community Theatre stage.
BLOTTER
June 5, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SCOUTING NEWS
June 5, 1999
fourth-graders at St. John School — participated in an awards ceremony on May 18. Members were awarded first aid, Girl Scouting around the world and healthy relationships badges. The troop also was recognized as an honor troop. Members are Anne Marie Ahlert, Ally Oliver, Kathleen Finnegan, Lane Frizell, Clare Robinson, Angela Romero, Jessica Scott, Kelly Heiman, Gina Skinner, Sydney Ice, Emily McCarthy, Hillary Anthony, Kaylee Denning, Sara Pace, Becca Sheldon Sherman and Cissy Orzlak. KAW VALLEY GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL INC. has awarded membership pins to these volunteers: Henry D. Remple and Joy Underberg, 40 years; Galen Miller, 35 years; Margaret Bodle, 30 years; Lawrence Bodle, Lori Hanson and Lynne Renick, 25 years; and Brenda Brandon, Gayle Sigurdson, Kelly Dockter, Sharon Holladay, Barbara Peterson and Karen Waener, 20 years. Service Units 16, 17 and 18 have presented 15-year membership pins to Judy Inverarity, Michelle Mailand, Jim Elmers and Jean Martin; 10-year pins to Becky Stouppe, Lauri Smith, Sue Shillinton, Melinda Maygers, Kim Brixey, Barbara Wiseman and Cheri Berg; and five-year pins to Linda Dyler, Laura Pyeatt, Jackie Bogner, Wendy McKay, Ann Keisper, Gail Shaheed, Angela Garzilla and Bea Gerry. These volunteers also have received special recognition: Marsha Schwyhart, Mariana Remple, Judy Wilson, Linda Hyler, Anita Vogel, Liz Phillips, Jane Everly, Kathy Coffman, Judy Inverarity, Karen Lewis, Christina Stoddard, Jean Jamison and Cheri Berg.
CORRINNE HAZEL LAWRENZ OBITUARY
June 5, 1999
CORRINNE HAZEL LAWRENZ Wellsville — Services for Corrinne Hazel Lawrenz, 75, Wellsville, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Wilson and Son Chapel, Wellsville. Burial will follow in Wellsville Cemetery.
WHY CAN THE OUTHOUSE STAY OPEN UNTIL 4 A.M.?
June 5, 1999
There was an emergency call at The Outhouse about four hours before the May 22nd fatal accident on 1500 Road. Five or six law enforcement vehicles responded to the call that was listed in Journal-World’s “On the Record” as “person seen, no help needed.” Was this at all related to the fatality that later occurred? Also, how can they have alcohol on the premises and stay open until 4 a.m.? According to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical records, paramedics responded to a rollover accident at 1:02 a.m. May 22 outside the club, at 1837 N. 1500 Road. The person refused medical treatment, and the accident was not related to the death of Henry Edward Wilks Jr., 27, who was run over later that morning more than a mile away on 1500 Road.
WEDDINGS
June 5, 1999
Bowles-Renner Shannon Leanne Bowles and Eric Dean Renner were married April 10, 1999, at Centenary United Methodist Church, Shelbyville, Ky., with the Rev. Harold G. Hunter officiating.
4-H AND FCE NEWS
June 5, 1999
KANWAKA FCE will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Marge Rowell. Reba Bennett will be co-hostess. The program, “Herbal Products: Healthy or a Health Risk?” will be presented by Charlene Winter. STULL FCE will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Stull Church of Christ yard to depart for a tour of Ottawa Antique Mall in Ottawa. Frances Rake and Georgia Wingfield are in charge of the tour.
EAGLE SCOUTS
June 5, 1999
SHAWN J. GARMAN, 15, the son of Al and Debbie Garman, Lawrence, will receive the Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor at 2 p.m. today at Constitution Hall, Lecompton. A reception will follow in Lecompton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Garman is a member of Boy Scout Troop 56, sponsored by the church. Garman earned 33 merit badges as he worked toward his Eagle Award. As his Eagle Project, he engineered and constructed a storage shed for the Lecompton United Methodist Church. He also spent many hours working on his computer for his Service Project, which entailed designing and developing a Walking Tour Guide brochure for Constitution Hall and Historic Lecompton. After creating the brochure, Garman developed a 40-page Web site (LecomptonKansas.com) on the Internet for the Lecompton Historical Society.
EXTENSION DIRECTOR HONORED AT RETIREMENT PARTY
June 5, 1999
They’re going to miss his green thumb. More than 100 people attended a retirement reception Friday evening for Dennis Bejot, Douglas County K-State Research and Extension office director. Bejot is leaving June 30 after 10 years as extension director.
S RUSSELL TAKES THIRD AT NCAA MEET
June 5, 1999
An All-American again. For the third time his collegiate career, Kansas University sophomore Scott Russell is an All-American.
RESIDENTS STEP OUT FOR CANCER FUND
June 5, 1999
Rose Pyle House has celebrated her three-year anniversary. No, it was not a third wedding anniversary, but three years since House had surgery for cancer.
CLOSE
June 5, 1999
Local markets As of Friday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.48; soybeans, $4.36; milo, $1.65; corn, $1.88. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.36; milo, NA; corn, $1.89. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.53; soybeans, $4.36; milo, $1.65; corn, $1.93.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR SATURDAY
June 5, 1999
KU men’s tennis signs 2 players
RAIDERS WIN OPENER
June 5, 1999
Catcher Bix Ellenbecker’s three-run triple fueled a six-run first inning and the Lawrence Raiders rolled to a 10-0 victory over Frontenac on Friday at the Taylor Classic baseball tournament. “It was good to get that first one out of the way,” Raider coach Lee Ice said of the season opener. “A lot of these guys hadn’t played since regional (on May 19) and we were worried how they would hit.”
LHS PRINCIPAL RECOVERING AT HOME FROM ILLNESS
June 5, 1999
Doctors still are trying to figure out what’s plaguing Dick Patterson, but the Lawrence High School principal is back home in Topeka. “He’s pretty weak and sleeping a lot yet, but he’s glad to be home and trying to recuperate. We’re still waiting for a diagnosis, but he’s home,” Patterson’s wife, Martha, said Friday.
MISGUIDED ART
June 5, 1999
To the editor: I think that it is a sacrilege to play with tons of cheese in a New York hotel room and call it art. People who are starving see it as a waste and total disrespect of the starving world. Anything for a chance to talk or write about something unusual and make it look like eccenticity, coming from the riches it always looks funny.
HOUSING MARKET HEATS UP
June 5, 1999
Average sale prices in May for homes in Lawrence and Douglas County were up about 11 percent compared to a year ago, according to a new report.
FAULT?
June 5, 1999
To the editor: How can we blame it all on guns?
AROUND AND ABOUT
June 5, 1999
BRET AND LAURA ROGERS announce the birth of a son, Ethan Clark Rogers, on Dec. 17, 1998, at Shawnee Mission Hospital. Grandparents are Jeane and Becky Rogers, Kansas City, Kan., and Linda F. Clark, Lawrence. Maternal great-grandmother is Mary Clark, Lake Charles, La. Laura is the daughter of the late Dr. Ray A. Clark. TARA WRIGHT, daughter of Richard Wright, Lawrence, and Donna Wright, Lecompton, graduated from Central Maine Medical School of Nursing in Lewiston, Maine. She will take her state boards in Maine. She has accepted a job as a critical care nurse at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Tex. Wright is the granddaughter of Joe and Neita Bahnmaier, Lawrence, and Florence Andes, Lecompton.
JUDGE JOINS IN SCHOOL SILLINESS
June 5, 1999
You cannot blame the judge for becoming cranky, as when he denounced a particular pedagogic device in the Bedford Central school district as “terminally dumb.” Still, one does not usually come across such dicta in judicial rulings, so consider the concatenation of foolishness that made Judge Charles Brieant waspish, and occasionally foolish himself. In Bedford Central, in suburban Westchester County north of New York City, some Roman Catholic parents became understandably exasperated but excessively litigious about the nonsense infesting their children’s education. So they went to court with 15 examples of what they called the “Bedford Program” to promote “Satanism and occultism, pagan religions and a New Age Spirituality.”
MIGHT VSRIGHT
June 5, 1999
To the editor: As has long been apparent, Cal Thomas just doesn’t get it. He writes admiringly of a school graduation ceremony in Maryland in which a request for a non-sectarian (and legal) 30 seconds of silence was violated by a spontaneous mass recitation of the Christian Lord’s Prayer. Students offended by this display of might versus right were not even granted the option of absenting themselves. Nick Becker, a student who walked out in protest, was detained in a patrol car during the ceremony, barred from returning to receive his diploma, and then excluded from a post-graduation celebration.
RIVERFRONT REQUESTS FREE PUBLIC PARKING DOWNTOWN
June 5, 1999
Owners of the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza are willing to swap maintenance responsibilities for free parking at the city garage next door.
BUSES OR BUST
June 5, 1999
Ready or not, Lawrence apparently is going to get a public bus system. No one really knows whether a fixed-route bus service will work in Lawrence.
YELTSIN READY TO GO DOWN IN FLAMES
June 5, 1999
Getting Boris Yeltsin right has always been the toughest part of a mental game I play this time of year: casting a big-screen, big-star feature production of world leaders holding a summit. W.C. Fields has been one recent possibility, but Fields is no longer entirely appropriate. Yeltsin’s latest smash-and-rule episode in Moscow and the approach of the Group of Eight summit in Germany bring the Russian president into sharper cinematic focus. There is now one obvious all-time great to play Battling Boris in his final days. Let’s open that envelope last.
THE CHINA SYNDROME
June 5, 1999
Everybody spies. Why did we let it continue so long and what will be done to cut it back? In all the finagling and maneuvering about how many secrets China has accrued via nuclear espionage, the Clinton administration continues to dodge an important bullet: When did administration officials know about the leaks and why didn’t they act sooner than they appear to have done?
SAT. BEST BETS
June 5, 1999
TODAY KAN Film Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lied Center.
SATURDAY COLUMN
June 5, 1999
What will history have to say about the Kosovo, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, United Nations and United States “war”? What will have been accomplished and at what cost? Will the U.S. and U.N. involvement in Bosnia and Kosovo turn out to be the forerunner of many similar “peacekeeping” actions around the world in the years ahead? Or will such efforts be limited to certain parts of the world or areas in which U.S. officials claim American interests are at stake?
KU RESEARCHER SUFFERS SNAKE BITE
June 5, 1999
BULLETIN — A Kansas University animal researcher was being treated this afternoon at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being bitten this morning by a poisonous Western Diamondback snake. Eric Rundquist, an animal science technician at the Animal Care unit of the KU Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, was examining the snake with several other technicians when it bit him.
ROBERTS CRITICAL DESPITE ACCORD
June 5, 1999
Sen. Pat Roberts is concerned about President Clinton’s approach to NATO’s military action in Yugoslavia.
RATTLESNAKE TAKES BITE OUT OF RESEARCHER
June 5, 1999
A Kansas University animal researcher was in serious condition Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being bitten Friday morning by a western diamondback rattlesnake. Eric Rundquist had the animal pinned with a device called a “snake stick” and was preparing to euthanize it when the snake freed its head and bit him on the hand. Rundquist immediately began applying pressure to his hand while his co-workers euthanized the snake and drove Rundquist from the KU Natural History Museum to the hospital.
HANENKRAT OBITUARY
June 5, 1999
DOROTHY “PAL” HANENKRAT Services for Dorothy “Pal” Hanenkrat, 72, Eudora, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
40 YEARS AGO
June 5, 1999
City officials were planning a door-to-door canvass to determine local housing conditions and ways to make housing safer and more secure. There were dedication ceremonies for the new asphalt runway and taxi strip at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. There were stunt flying exhibitions and flyovers by helicopters and jet airplanes, including a Boeing 707 “buzz job.”
100 YEARS AGO
June 5, 1999
IN 1899 On June 5, 1899, the Lawrence Journal told of the Kansas University Boat Club reporting: “The first river day of the Kansas University Boating Club was held in spite of the threatening weather and about 200 people assembled to witness the sports.”
IDA MAE (RICHARDS) HALL OBITUARY
June 5, 1999
IDA MAE HALL Downers Grove, Ill. — Memorial services for Ida Mae (Richards) Hall, 85, Downers Grove, Ill., are pending and will be announced by the family. Cremation has taken place.
25 YEARS AGO
June 5, 1999
IN 1974 The statue of Uncle Jimmy Green in front of Green Hall on the Kansas University campus was the focal point of several current 50-year celebrations.
CANCER WALK
June 5, 1999
James Grau/Journal-World Photo Cancer survivors strutted their stuff Friday night in Eudora as part of the annual Relay For Life at Laws Field. Nel Wehner, Eudora, left, Cyndi Dunham and Marry Higgins, both of Lawrence, complete the first lap of the relay. After cancer survivors completed their lap, members of 24 teams took to the track for the all-night relay, which concluded at 7 a.m. today.
NCAA THIRD ROUND
June 5, 1999
Chaska, Minn. — Kansas University junior Ryan Vermeer’s Friday was no picnic, but rather a day at the beach. Vermeer found five sand traps over the final seven holes during the third round of the 1999 NCAA Div. I men’s golf championships at Hazeltine National Golf Club and finished with a 4-over-par 76.
HOSPITALS FOR JUNE 5
June 5, 1999
Births Tony and Christi Whitter, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
CLUB NEWS
June 5, 1999
THE UNIVERSITY BRIDGE CLUB met May 22 with a catered dinner. Hosts were Cathy and Tom Waller, Mona and Leo Langlois. Winners were Hazel Stellmacher, Charlene Michnick, Marion Davis, Jean Etherton, Iva Kolerbar, Mike Michnick, Ralph Dunn, Paul Jordan, Ed Stellmacher and Howard Stoltenburg. NINE TABLES PLAYED May 24 when the Lawrence Duplicate Bridge Club met. North-South winners were Lois Clark and Martine Paludan, followed by Dave Piro and Robert Solick, Larry Bodle and Kent McCullough, and James Gunn and Harry Shaffer. East-West winners were Virginia Seaver and Mildred Linley, followed by Sally Taylor and Shirlie Vaughn, Phyllis Brownlee and Madelyn Jenks, and Christie Thomas and David Rhea.
ANNIVERSARIES
June 5, 1999
Harry and Virginia Kreider Harry and Virginia Kreider, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in Atchison.
S MORAL BAROMETER
June 5, 1999
When my friend of almost 40 years, Meg Greenfield, the editor of the editorial page of The Washington Post, died of cancer in mid-May, I did not trust myself to write what I was feeling. Meg despised sentimentality, and my emotions were not sufficiently under control. The tributes to her from other journalists she had worked with and nurtured and loved — Mary McGrory, George F. Will, Jim Hoagland, Charles Krauthammer among them — were, as I knew they would be, touching testimony to the loss so many others of us felt.
CREWS SEVER GAS LINEPHONES
June 5, 1999
Friday’s utility line breaks affected a few customer for a few hours, instead of days.
FIRST LADIES SWING HAMMERS AT HABITAT PROJECT
June 5, 1999
A local group will be busy during the next two months helping fulfill Laura Rogers’ dream of owning a house.
ENGAGEMENTS
June 5, 1999
Bisel-Burgess Ronald and Deanna Bisel, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristi Ann Bisel, Lawrence, to Thomas Mark Burgess, also of Lawrence.
NCAA THIRD ROUND GOLF NOTEBOOK
June 5, 1999
Chaska, Minn. — Exactly one year ago today, Arkansas senior Rich Morris was the hunted. Now he’s the hunter.
CENTAL JUNIOR HIGH NOTES
June 5, 1999
Special to the Journal-World Central’s staff has voted to donate money collected for its annual end-of-year luncheon to the Central students who are finalists in the National History Day Competition to be held this month in Washington, D.C. “The Great Ape Debate: Its Impact on History” took second place in the Kansas History Day Competition. Team members are Heather Baker, Aisha Bell, Ashley Crowder, Mitzi Keel and Eric Southard, with alternate Benet Megnuson. Instead of a luncheon, staff members opted to have a potluck.
IMAGINATION WORKSHOP TO END SEASON
June 5, 1999
KANU’s comedy show to cap its season
6-5 DOES SEX EDUCATION LEAD TO RESPONSIBLEINFORMED
June 5, 1999
Does sex education lead to responsible, informed decisions or promote sex before marriage? Lauren Poull,
CLOSE
June 5, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,799.84
SOCIAL CALENDAR
June 5, 1999
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR SATURDAY
June 5, 1999
TODAY 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Farmers’ Market, city parking lot in the 1000 block of Vermont.
BUSINESS DECISION?
June 5, 1999
Is it good business to decline to support community projects? The organizers of the Project Graduation party for high school graduates in Lawrence said they were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the after-commencement party held last weekend. Many businesses and individuals didn’t wait to be contacted, but picked up the phone and called the organizers themselves to say they wanted to be involved.