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Archive for Monday, June 14, 1999

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ROADS LIST FOR MONDAY
June 14, 1999
Motorists may encounter traffic delays this week on these major streets due to construction projects, according to the city’s Public Works Department. 1. Tennessee Street, from 11th to 14th streets. Temporary removal of parking for installation of new water lines.
LAWRENCE RESIDENTS ADOPT CASA HOMES
June 14, 1999
Children from two Lawrence families will be spending some time away from home, in the back yard, now that they have won playhouses from a drawing sponsored by Court Appointed Special Advocates. Local CASA director Connie Keeling said that for the first time since CASA began its fund-raising project of building playhouses in 1991, two houses were available — a log cabin and a Victorian mansion. Lawrence resident Jody Norcross won the log cabin and Anita Burton the Victorian.
BOOK SOUNDOFF
June 14, 1999
A week or so ago I returned several books to the library at the book drop-off. Several days later I received a letter stating that I needed to pay for a damaged book. I knew that none of the books were damaged when I returned them, and I went to the library to inquire about the book. I was told that the book I had checked out was returned with water damage and I was shown the book and it looked like it had been sitting in water for some time. I told the woman there that I didn’t return the book in that condition and asked if it was possible that it had received water damage in the drop-off. I was told that I had returned it damaged and was forced to pay for the book. After reading a sound-off on May 28 that noted previous water runoff in the drop-off box, I believe I was wrongly charged, not to mention that I was treated very badly when I insisted I had not returned the book in that condition. I’m wondering if I should be reimbursed for the payment I made on the book? “I am sorry to hear that this individual had an unpleasant experience at the library, and would be very happy to try to resolve the concerns which have been expressed,” Lawrence Public Library Director Bruce Flanders said. “I would encourage this individual to call me at 843-3833.”
BLOTTER
June 14, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
RAIDERS
June 14, 1999
Lawrence’s Raiders swept Derby, 9-1 and 5-0, in Legion baseball on Sunday at Free State High’s field. Derby managed just one hit off Matt Wiedeman in the second game after totaling four hits in the first contest off Brandon Johnson.
TRAFFIC HAZARD
June 14, 1999
To the editor: I have only been driving for a few months. I got my instructers permit in February. My mother let me drive to and from Target about an hour from the time the sun set. On the way back, it was after dark, and I noticed something I had never seen before, two flashing lights in the window of Payless Furniture Outlet. It distracted me, and I guess the guy next to me, he almost hit us, and I couldn’t swerve because of oncoming traffic.
LAWRENCE OPEN FINAL RESULTS
June 14, 1999
City Results LAWRENCE OPEN
TODAY A BANNER DAY FOR PATRIOTS
June 14, 1999
Many area residents will be flying U.S. flags to mark Flag Day today.
CLEAN UP STARTS TODAY FOR CITY CEMETERIES
June 14, 1999
Clean up starts today for city cemeteries
DOES COMMISSIONER MARTY KENNEDY STILL HAVE HIS DOGMAYOR?
June 14, 1999
When Commissioner Kennedy was appointed mayor, someone gave him a dog and he named it Mayor. We were curious if he still has this dog. “Yes I do,” said Marty Kennedy, a Lawrence city commissioner whose yearlong term as mayor ended in April. “Mayor is a year-and-a half old and weighs 76 pounds.
6-14 SHOULD BIRTH CONTROL FALL UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE?
June 14, 1999
Should birth control fall under health insurance coverage? Scott Hastings,
USB COMPUTER CONNECTIONS CREATESHUBBUB
June 14, 1999
What is USB? USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a new way of connecting devices such as mice, scanners and digital cameras to your computer. Previously, the most popular way of connecting these devices to your computer was to either use a printer port or a communications port. Many of the service calls at Geeks on Wheels help users with the often difficult and sometimes impossible task of connecting these devices to their systems.
CITY TENNIS LAST YEARS WINNER MCFEE
June 14, 1999
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo Nick McFee, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., returns the ball during the Men’s Open championship of the Lawrence Open tennis tournament Sunday at the Lawrence Tennis Center. Topeka’s Junior Brown denied McFee’s bid to defend his title, winning 7-5, 6-2.
JAYHAWK GOLF CLUB RESULTS FROM
June 14, 1999
Jayhawk Golf Club Sunday, June 6
LAWRENCE OPEN TENNIS
June 14, 1999
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo Lawrence’s Bill Ketcham won the 45-under division of the Lawrence Open tennis tournament Sunday at the Lawrence Tennis Center. He was the city’s lone victor. See story, page 3C.
BUT IN MODERATION
June 14, 1999
Parents of toddlers constantly face challenges as their newly talking youngster learns the rules of life. This is a second article devoted to helping parents guide toddlers to positive behavior. As mentioned in last week’s parenting column, the most successful way to achieve a happy, well-adjusted toddler is to praise and reward appropriate behavior frequently. When your child is doing something that you like, tell her that. Here are some additional principles to keep in mind.
WOMAN DIES FROM ACCIDENT INJURIES
June 14, 1999
Resident dies from wreck injuries
VINLAND GRANGE TO BE NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL REGISTRY
June 14, 1999
The Vinland Grange Hall has been placed on the state register of historic places and is being nominated for the national register.
S SPECIAL TREATMENT
June 14, 1999
Several hundred patients turned out for a reception for a Lawrence doctor who has retired after 43 years of family practice.
NEXT CITY COMMISSION MEETING - JUNE 23
June 14, 1999
Next city commission meeting: June 23
TEEN-AGERS
June 14, 1999
A welcome sign is hanging at Lawrence Public Library for young teen-agers — tweeners who find themselves a minority among U.S. library patrons.
BANKS NEED TO ADDRESS POOR
June 14, 1999
The poor pay more than the middle class for almost every financial service you can think of. They either lack access to banks, mistrust the banks they see or can’t afford the minimum deposits. Some 12 million households in the United States do without accounts. Instead they patronize “fringe banks” such as check-cashing stores or lenders who advance small sums against future paychecks — always for high fees. The poor also pay more for money orders, wire transfers abroad, even postage stamps.
HOSPITALS
June 14, 1999
Dismissals Judith Guerrero and baby girl, Lawrence
MONDAY DATEBOOK
June 14, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.: Douglas County Commission, county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
JONES FAMILY DOMINATES LAWRENCE OPEN
June 14, 1999
Signs and T-shirts might have read “Lawrence Open,” but the weekend tennis tournament could have actually been the “Jones Family Classic.” Tracy Jones, a St. Joseph, Mo., native, was far from finished after disposing of Topeka’s Ann Broxterman, 6-1, 6-0, in the women’s open final.