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Kansas women announce support for Gore
Finney, Sebelius endorse Gore’s run
June 15, 1999
Two Kansas political figures are throwing their support behind Vice President Al Gore in his bid for the Democratic nomination for president in the 2000 race.
June 15, 1999
Kanwaka Fire Chief Chris Lesser and the nine members of a special committee gave the Kanwaka Township board their “wish list” just to see what would happen. The list wasn’t long. It included only one item, a brand new, $150,000 fire truck.
LAKE PERRY CC
June 15, 1999
Area Results LAKE PERRY CC WOMEN
STATE DELEGATES CONCLUDE BUSY WEEK
June 15, 1999
A week of work, learning and friendship ended Friday for the attendees of Kansas Girls’ State. Now they can get some sleep. “The hardest part was staying awake,” said Lawrence participant Sarah Graves. “There were a lot of late nights.”
LAWRENCE OPEN TENNIS RESULTS
June 15, 1999
City Results LAWRENCE OPEN
WALKERS GO UNDER COVER TO FIGHT CANCER, ELUDE STORM
June 15, 1999
Nearly 400 walkers took turns taking laps to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer.
BICYCLISTS SPANNING STATE NEAR FINISH LINE
June 15, 1999
Nearly 500 miles after she set her wheels on the ground at the Colorado-Kansas state line, Lisa Rasor plans to finish the weeklong Bike Across Kansas tour today. It’s not the first cross-state trip for the Lawrence resident. She first made the ride in 1996.
SECOND KU STUDENT FACES FAKE ID CHARGES
June 15, 1999
A second Kansas University fraternity member found himself this week in Douglas County District Court for allegedly making and selling fake driver’s licenses. John Jay Pickard appeared in court on a summons and is free on $2,500 bond.
CITY SCORES
June 15, 1999
City Results Church One — First Christian Church 14, FUMC Flames 13; Leaper’s Plymouth Rocks 15, Nazarene Rangers 6; Leaper’s Plymouth Rocks 17, St. John’s Fiesta 2; St. John’s “D” 23, King’s Kids/Mr. Gatti’s 15.
MOORE ANNOUNCES $227,000 UPWARD BOUND GRANT TO KU
June 15, 1999
KU awarded special ed grant
CLINTON LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY SPONSORS CONCERT
June 15, 1999
Clinton Lake society sponsoring concert
LECOMPTON BOOTH RESERVATIONS
June 15, 1999
Booth space available for Lecompton festival
REGISTER OPINION
June 15, 1999
To the editor: Thank you for publishing information in the June 10 paper on how citizens can access the different versions of the science standards being discussed by the State Board of Education. The page 3A heading “Scientists promoting revised teaching plan” is, however, misleading. Science teachers and scientific researchers, such as myself, strongly support the original standards developed by the 27-member committee and based on nationally recognized standards. We oppose the “alternative” version developed by Mr. Abrams and religious conservatives.
MATTER OF POLICY
June 15, 1999
School board policies are an important guide to how the district should be run. Reviewing and updating those policies should not be allowed to slide. Although it may often seem that administrators are primarily in control of running the Lawrence school district, that job actually belongs to the members of the Lawrence school board.
UC SHARES BLAME FOR LEAKS
June 15, 1999
Rep. Christopher Cox, R-Calif., is on a roll. Thanks to his committee’s well-received report detailing Chinese espionage at government weapons labs, Cox is enjoying some of the most favorable press coverage in recent Washington history.
COUNTY BRIEFS
June 15, 1999
Extension service seeks zero budget increase
CLOSE
June 15, 1999
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.60; soybeans, $4.43; milo, $1.62; corn, $1.85. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.43; milo, NA; corn, $1.86. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.60; soybeans, $4.43; milo, $1.62; corn, $1.90.
FINAL DATE APPROACHES FOR APPLYING FOR EMERGENY DISASTER LOANS
June 15, 1999
Deadline approaches for farming loans
RHODA (LENAHAN) VOGEL OBITUARY
June 15, 1999
RHODA VOGEL Tonganoxie — Services for Rhoda (Lenahan) Vogel, 86, Topeka, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
BUENA VISTA LOHMANN OBITUARY
June 15, 1999
BUENA VISTA LOHMANN Mass of Christian Burial for Buena Vista Lohmann, 84, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Big Springs.
GOLF RESULTS
June 15, 1999
City Results AT EAGLE BEND
S THE BIKE WINNER OF THE FAMILY
June 15, 1999
Something to smile about. Amanda Weishaar accepts a new bike from local dentist Dr. Mark Edwards and Gary Long of Cycle Works for winning first place in her region in the Kansas Dental Assn. poster contest. The annual contest celebrates “Children’s Dental Health Month” in February and is open to all third- and fourth-graders. This is the second consecutive year that the regional winner has come from Ginny Turvey’s fourth-grade class at Broken Arrow School. Amanda is the daughter of Gary and Beth Weishaar, Lawrence, who 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.
HEDRICK OBITUARY
June 15, 1999
WALTER LEE “SAM” HEDRICK Watertown, Mass. — Memorial services for Walter Lee “Sam” Hedrick, 88, Concord, will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Watertown.
CUSHINBERRY SERVICES
June 15, 1999
Private graveside services for Marti Kay Cushinberry, 42, Lawrence, will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Cushinberry died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., from injuries she received in a one-car accident near Big Springs.
DAY?
June 15, 1999
What are you going to do for Father’s Day? David Moore,
BLOTTER
June 15, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
DRIVER IN INJURY ACCIDENT ARRESTED ON WARRANTS
June 15, 1999
Injury accident leads to arrest
BIKE ESCORT SOUNDOFF
June 15, 1999
Is it legal for a car to drive down the road with its flashers on, escorting two bicycles? This happened on Highway 32 where the speed limit is 65. They were traveling about 15 to 20 miles an hour creating a safety hazard. It’s a tricky call whether the motorists were doing the right thing or not, said Sgt. John Eichkorn of the Kansas Highway Patrol.
EVOLUTIONARY FACT?
June 15, 1999
To the editor: This is in response to Krishtalka’s opinion column on 6/8/99.
JUNE 14 100 YRS AGO
June 15, 1999
On June 14, 1899, the Lawrence Journal noted the recent bequest by a Mr. Gage to Topeka of 80 acres to be used as a public park. The Journal observed: “There is no better thing for a city in Kansas than a public park with a lake in it, a park that can be reached by the poor people, and where they may go to rest for a little while and forget, if only for a few hours, that there are troubles and cares and trials in the world.” When will some wealthy Lawrence man make his name last as long as the city shall endure by purchasing Bismarck Grove and giving it to the citizens for their own?” Bismarck Grove was a popular, shady spot, home to many fairs and gatherings in the 1880s and 1890s, located east of North Lawrence.
CITY SLOW PITCH SCORES
June 15, 1999
City Results Men’s Sunday: K-oss 7, Tool 0 (forfeit); Mr. Cid 18, Hitmen 11; Road Kill 21, West Coast Saloon 6; The Y 18, Road Kill 7.
OUTLAWS WIN PAOLA TOURNEY
June 15, 1999
Paola — Lawrence’s Legion Outlaws made a stirring comeback in the losers bracket Sunday and won the Paola Invitational baseball tournament. “It was staggering,” Outlaws coach Carl Brooks said. “You had to see it to believe it.”
MAN ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, BATTERY, IN ALTERCATION
June 15, 1999
Suspect faces battery, kidnapping charges
MOORE: BANK REFORMMUST
June 15, 1999
A framework is needed to guide the financial industry as traditional barriers are broken down, the Kansas congressman said in one of two speeches Monday in Lawrence.
OBITUARY FOR MARTI CUSHINBERRY
June 15, 1999
MARTI CUSHINBERRY Private graveside services for Marti Kay Cushinberry, 42, Lawrence, will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
JUN14-25
June 15, 1999
Despite falling farm and food prices, widespread increases for a broad range of industrial products pushed wholesale prices up sharply again during May, according to government officials. They warned further about new problems that rising inflation would create. April Vick of Olathe was elected governor of the Sunflower Girls’s State session in progress at Kansas University.
2KOL, 2 LINES, 33 SEMIBOLD
June 15, 1999
High school rodeo enthusiast Leah Tenpenny will participate in two national competitions next month.
LOCAL USERS HOPE TO STAY OFF THE HOOK
June 15, 1999
A destructive computer virus’s latest incarnation has yet to dig its way into Kansas University’s computers. But that doesn’t mean locals are immune.
PANEL AWAITS HASKELL HOPEFULS
June 15, 1999
Haskell Indian Nations University officials could receive their first list of candidates to be the school’s new president this week, an administrator said.
LAWRENCE MAN CHARGED IN SEX CRIMES
June 15, 1999
J-W Staff and Wire Reports A former Baldwin and Wellsville police officer was arrested this week on charges of taking aggravated indecent liberties against an 8-year-old girl.
DISTRICT CLOSER TO INKING DEAL FOR INDIA SCHOOL
June 15, 1999
Northland LC, a firm with Lawrence connections, has submitted the high bid of $864,640 for the former India School property, but the sale is pending a zoning change.
E. LAWRENCE GARAGE GOES UP IN FLAMES
June 15, 1999
Fire in a wood sauna that apparently got out of control was the cause of a blaze Monday night that heavily damaged a garage in East Lawrence. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical crews about 8:30 p.m. were called to the garage at 1144 R.I., where heavy smoke was seen.
2 KOL, 3 LINES, 42-39 PT SEMIBOLD
June 15, 1999
Treasurer Pat Wells will have to find places to save money if she wants to open both new satellite offices — one in Baldwin, the other on South Iowa Street — that have been proposed.
JOURNAL-WORLD NAMES AD MANAGER
June 15, 1999
Al Bonner has been named advertising manager at the Lawrence Journal-World. Bonner, a native of Lafayette, Ind., had been advertising director of the Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune. In his new position at the Journal-World, he will be in charge of the classified and display advertising departments.
GEORGE WILL SOUNDOFF ON MILITARY SERVICECHILDREN
June 15, 1999
Was columnist George Will ever in the armed services and how many children does he have? Will, an author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, said in a telephone interview Thursday from Washington that he didn’t serve in the military.
JUN 15-100 YEARS AGO
June 15, 1999
IN 1899 On June 15, 1899, the Lawrence Journal noted that Postmaster E. F. Caldwell was working to establish rural free mail delivery in the areas adjacent to Lawrence. The Journal stated: “The advantages of the free rural delivery are exceedingly great and there is every reason to believe that Postmaster Caldwell’s efforts will be heartly seconded by the country patrons of the office who will be benefited.”
LIGHTNING LEAVES HOMES WITHOUT LIGHTS
June 15, 1999
Lightning leaves homes without electricity
SATURDAY COLUMN
June 15, 1999
What does it take to build and sustain a winning collegiate football and basketball program at an NCAA Division I school? For the past several years, the University of Minnesota and its fans have reveled in the success of the school’s basketball program. Their coach was lauded, and the school’s former chancellor made it clear he wanted to see championship caliber performances by the school’s other major sports.
MORE THAN THEORY
June 15, 1999
To the editor: While visiting my beloved home town of Lawrence, I learned with some dismay that the Kansas Board of Education may be on the brink of adopting science education standards drafted by the Missouri Creation Research Assn. and sponsored by Steve Abrams (see Leonard Krishtalka’s column, June 8). Their main target, one presumes, is still the theory of evolution, but they also claim that anthropology, geology, paleontology and astronomy are less trustworthy or reliable than other sciences, evidently on the grounds that these sciences deal with events in the past.
DISTRICT LOSING ANOTHER ADMINISTRATOR
June 15, 1999
Personnel changes continue for Lawrence public schools as Director of Human Resources Marcia Bone resigns.
PRESERVATIONIST TO LEAVE KU FOR KENTUCKY
June 15, 1999
Dennis Domer will start work Jan. 1 at the University of Kentucky, after his retirement from Kansas University becomes effective Aug. 15.
SCHOOL BOARD EXPECTED TO RECEIVE BUILDING BID
June 15, 1999
The final bid may be in. Sealed bids for the purchase of the Lawrence school district’s former India School property were opened Friday. Assistant Supt. Craig Fiegel, who will be attending his last school board meeting Monday, said he expects to present a good bid on the property so the board can authorize the sale of the building.
RECYCLING PLASTIC BAGS SOUNDOFF
June 15, 1999
Is there any place in town that is currently recycling plastic bags? The Wal-Mart Community Recycling Center at 3300 Iowa accepts “everything except for Styrofoam,” manager Theo Hall said. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
RAIDERS TAKE FORFEIT
June 15, 1999
Paola, scheduled to face the Lawrence Raiders in a youth baseball game today at Free State’s field, forfeited instead. The reason?
JUN 15-40 YEARS
June 15, 1999
IN 1959 The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce was planning an intensive membership drive with J.D. King as chairman.
VOLUNTEER BEFRIENDS WOMAN IN NEED
June 15, 1999
Independence Inc. peer volunteers like Anne Haehl help people with serious illnesses cope with dire times.
June 15, 1999
After numerous debates over the last 20 years, Douglas County may be on the verge of repealing its 5-acre exemption on the fringes of Lawrence.
CITY SLOW-PITCH STANDINGS
June 15, 1999
Through Sunday’s games Men’s 2-3 Monday: Boys of Summer 6-1, Journal-World 6-1, Wolf Pack 6-3, Coors Light 5-2, Kmart 4-3, Sandbar 4-3, Pinheads 1-5, Porkupines 1-7, Scrubs 0-8.
ASSISTANT SUPT. PRESENTS PRELIMINARY BUDGET NUMBERS
June 15, 1999
Projections for the Lawrence school district’s general operating budget for 1999-2000 are smaller than the current year’s budget.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR TUESDAY
June 15, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.-11 a.m.: Health screening for people 60 and older, Pinecrest II Apartments, community room, 924 Walnut, Eudora. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
CAT SHOW TO BE HELD
June 15, 1999
Cat show scheduled later this month
FORMER FOSTER CHILD LAUDED NATIONALLY FOR BEATING ODDS
June 15, 1999
A Lawrence High School graduate has been recognized as one of a dozen former foster children across the country who have emerged victorious despite their challenges.
ROY WILLIAMS CAMP BEGINS
June 15, 1999
Too many strokes — on the golf course — have been Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams’ only problems lately. His camp for youths is being held all week at Allen Fieldhouse and other venues around town.
CLOSE
June 15, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,563.33
HOSPITALS
June 15, 1999
Births Duane and Leann Dickson, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE Y2K BUG?
June 15, 1999
I’ve heard so much about Y2K in regard to businesses. What should I, as a homeowner, worry about? Is there something I should be doing? It depends on what sources you ask. Some people and organizations fear the total shutdown of utility services and commerce, and recommend hoarding of food and other resources. The Kansas Department of Administration, however, advocates that people follow the American Red Cross Y2K guidelines, which warn against hoarding food, medicine or supplies. Instead, prepare as you would for a severe storm.
KPL NOISE BRINGS SUIT THREAT
June 15, 1999
A resident who lives near the KPL Lawrence Energy Center power plant said he is contemplating going to court about continued noise at the plant.
JUN 15-25 YEARS AGO
June 15, 1999
Besieged by citizens opposed to all three suggested landfill sites, the Douglas County Commission took the issue “under advisement,” planning to conduct more studies before making a decision on the thorny issue. Four young men were arrested in a sizable hashish raid by officers at a local residence. One of them was listed as a juvenile.