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40 YEARS AGO
June 19, 1999
Ceylonese political circles expressed pleasure at the news that Bernard A. Gufler, former counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, was returning to the island as ambassador. Gufler, a 56-year-old career diplomat, was a native of Lawrence and had served in many key U.S. spots around the world. Dr. Richard O. Nelson of Lawrence was elected chairman of the Kansas State Board of Health.
SCIENTIST RESPONDS
June 19, 1999
To the editor: From far-away Canada, my attention is drawn to Ellen Barber’s letter on the evolution-creation clash. As you can imagine, I was interested in her analysis of my defence of evolution in the 1981 Arkansas court case, over “balanced treatment” of evolution and creation in the biology classes in the state’s schools. I was touched by her reference to my troubled conscience, which apparently led me to regret my testimony, given that she says now I realize that evolution is in the same religious bag as creationism.
HOSPITALS FOR JUNE 18
June 19, 1999
Births George and Tammy Sabol, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
SLT PACKAGE DETAILS RELEASED
June 19, 1999
A proposed compensation package for Haskell includes more money and flexibility than past proposals.
CITY EYEING OFFICE BUILDING TO FULFILL POLICE SPACE NEEDS
June 19, 1999
By the end of March, Lawrence police officers and detectives will be working out of an office building northeast of 15th Street and Wakarusa Drive.
LEW TILFORD RETIRES
June 19, 1999
After 38 years of working with students and administrators, Lew Tilford, Lawrence public schools director of fine arts, is retiring.
HOW THEY VOTED
June 19, 1999
HOW THEY VOTED
JURY DISAGREES ON RAPE CHARGE
June 19, 1999
After four hours of deliberations, the jury announced that it couldn’t reach a verdict on a rape charge against a Kansas University student on Friday.
CLOSE
June 19, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,855.56
KMART MAY BE BUYOUT TARGET
June 19, 1999
Kmart Corp., the nation’s No. 3 retailer, may be on the shopping list of major grocery chains, but industry analysts said Friday the discounter is more likely to find a partner than a parent. Shares of Troy, Mich.-based Kmart rose nearly 10 percent Friday after BusinessWeek magazine quoted an unidentified New York money manager saying Kmart could fetch up to $30 a share in a buyout.
SOCIAL CALENDAR
June 19, 1999
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold.
AROUND AND ABOUT
June 19, 1999
THE LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1969 will celebrate its 30-year reunion with a gathering that will start at 5 p.m. July 2 at Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. Second. The Lonnie Ray Blues Band will provide entertainment for the evening. WANDA R. SIEBER will celebrate her 80th birthday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 26 with a reception at the Fellowship Hall of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3655 W. 10th, Lawrence. She requests no gifts, but cards and well wishes are welcomed at the reception or at her home, 1505 Cadet Ave. The event will be hosted by her children.
LOCAL BRIEFS
June 19, 1999
Correction Sean Patton attends Lawrence High. His school was listed incorrectly in Thursday’s Journal-World.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR SATURDAY
June 19, 1999
TODAY 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Farmers’ Market, city parking lot in the 1000 block of Vermont.
BLOTTER FOR JUNE 19, 1999
June 19, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
ENGAGEMENTS
June 19, 1999
Meidinger-Haase Robert Meidinger, Lenexa, announces the engagement of his daughter, Mindy Jo Meidinger, Lenexa, to Jerod Albert Haase, Lawrence.
WHY HILLARY?
June 19, 1999
Why would she run and why would New York elect her? First lady Hillary Clinton’s apparent desire to seek the U.S. Senate seat from New York continues to baffle many observers.
MALL OWNERS LAND PARKING DEAL
June 19, 1999
A proposed deal would make parking free on the top level of the 510-space garage next to the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza.
S BASKETBALL FIRST, FOOTBALL LAST IN ATTENDANCE
June 19, 1999
Notes and quotes while wondering who would have ever believed Phil Jackson and Keith Jackson would come out of retirement on the same day ” The numbers are in and it’s official. Kansas ranked first in the Big 12 in men’s basketball attendance and last in football attendance. KU’s average basketball crowd in 1998-99 was 16,277. That’s just 23 under capacity. “
SCOUTING NEWS
June 19, 1999
A FORMER DISTRICT executive for the Pelathe district, John Blake III, died of a heart attack June 5 at age 37. He was a native of the Kansas City area and grew up there. He became a Boy Scout, an Eagle Scout, and a member of both Order of the Arrow and the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He became an adult professional Scout and served in several district positions before becoming a field director in Champlin, Minn., where he died.
A GROWING FAMILY NEEDS A FLEXIBLE HOME
June 19, 1999
Scripps Howard News Service Children make a lot of changes in a couple’s life, architect Scott A. Kinzy, a professor of architecture at the University of Tennessee, found not long after daughter Kelsey, 8, began pattering about the house.
TALK
June 19, 1999
The South Lawrence Trafficway isn’t a matter of “my” problem or “your” problem. It is our problem and we all must work together to solve it. An offer to get the South Lawrence Trafficway back on track apparently is on the table. Now, if the people involved can just come to that table with a willingness to work out what has become one of this city’s most confounding stalemates.
WEDDINGS
June 19, 1999
Madsen-Jones Denise Marie Madsen, Red Bluff, Calif., and Derek Ronald Jones, Lawrence, were married June 15, 1999, in Negril, Jamaica.
100 YEARS AGO
June 19, 1999
On June 20, 1899, the Lawrence Journal commented: “The experts say that they have never found a shale that makes as handsome a brick as the Lawrence shale makes. This pressed brick is a rich, deep red, almost a mahogany, and the specimen returned here is far prettier than any pressed brick in town.”
SNAKES ADD EXCITEMENT TO MUSEUM WORKSHOP
June 19, 1999
A weeklong workshop on reptiles and amphibians for children ended with a bit of impromptu excitement.
SLT package details released
June 19, 1999
By Kendrick Blackwood A proposed compensation package for Haskell includes more money and flexibility than past proposals.
CLOSE
June 19, 1999
Local markets As of Friday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.46; soybeans, $4.49; milo, $1.64; corn, $1.87. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.49; milo, NA; corn, $1.88. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.46; soybeans, $4.49; milo, $1.64; corn, $1.92.
SLT TIMELINE
June 19, 1999
1985 * Douglas County commissioners announce plans for a $3.5 million bond issue for a trafficway connecting Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence and the Kansas Turnpike to the northwest.
FREDERICK SAYS GAMBLING MAJOR CONCERN
June 19, 1999
Kansas athletics director Bob Frederick sees gambling as a major issue in college athletics today. “We are so concerned about the number of college student-athletes we believe are gambling as a result of the Michigan study and others conducted recently,” said Frederick, a member of the NCAA committee on sportsmanship and ethical conduct.
RAIDERS ROCK TEXAS TEAM
June 19, 1999
Pueblo, Colo. — Matt Maigaard went 5-for-5 to pace an 18-hit attack that carried the Lawrence Raiders to a 16-10 triumph over Burkburnett, Texas, on Friday in the Andenucio Memorial Legion baseball tournament. The Raiders were cruising with a 5-1 lead after three innings when the Texans exploded for nine runs in the fourth to grab a 10-5 lead. The rally featured only four hits, but errors and walks hurt the Raiders. Only one of the runs was earned.
MCLOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
June 19, 1999
The following McLouth Middle School students were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll. Gold Honor Roll (4.33 to 3.5 grade-point average)
MILITARY NEWS
June 19, 1999
MATHEW N. HOLLADAY, the son of Joe and Roi Holladay, Lawrence, has graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., and has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He majored in systems engineering. WEST POINT CADET John D. Finch, son of Ray and Jean Finch, Lawrence, completed his first year at the U.S. Military Academy, and was selected as a Distinguished Cadet, earning a grade-point average of 3.87.
PACKERWARE PARENT ACQUIRES OHIO FIRM
June 19, 1999
The owner of one of Lawrence’s biggest manufacturers is getting even bigger. Berry Plastics Corp., which owns Packerware Corp. in Lawrence, said Friday that it would buy Ohio-based CPI Holding Corp., the parent company of Cardinal Packaging Inc.
MCLOUTH HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
June 19, 1999
The following McLouth High School students were named to the honor roll for the second semester. Gold Honor Roll (4.0 to 3.5 grade-point average)
CLUB NEWS
June 19, 1999
MEMBERS OF the Pilot Club installed these officers at their June 12 meeting: Connie Varuska, president; Merna Dean, president-elect; Meredith Leary, recording secretary; Teri Varuska, corresponding secretary; Diana Boyd, treasurer; Grace Anderson, Marilyn Bristol, Norma Leary and Marie Slagle, all directors. THE LAWRENCE Duplicate Bride Club’s Monday night game was directed by Virginia Seaver. North-South winners in ranking order were Dave Piro and Robert Solick, Virginia Seaver and Paul Heitzman, Kent McCullough and Brian Baresch, and Eldon and Glenna Herd. East-West winners in ranking order were Mary Fenlon and Aziza Anwar, David Rhea and Christie Thomas, and a third-place tie between Jerry Sloan and Julia Brooks, and Terry Tolar and Lou Ann Lee.
4-H AND FCE NEWS
June 19, 1999
THE MAY 10 MEETING of the Lone Star 4-H Club was called to order by president Lori Lemesany. Roll call was answered by naming your favorite flower. Community leaders reported that a Leader’s Forum is scheduled for October in Wichita. Pre-entries for the Douglas County Free Fair are due June 30. The remaining summer meeting schedule is July 12 at the Fishburns and Aug. 9 at the Pinnicks. The program was a rabbit project group presentation. The members demonstrated how to hold a rabbit, what to feed and how to groom one. Hosts were the Skinner, Hinshaw/Jennings, Fishburn and O’Doniel families. The meeting was adjourned by saying the club pledge and motto. SUNNY VALLEY EEU met June 8 at the home of Dorothy Davis, who gave the lesson on “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate,” a talk about the transfer of non-titled property to the next generation. A garage sale is planned for Aug. 7 at the Shultz home, and a committee was appointed to handled the details. Members of the group will host the buildings on June 26 at Old Jefferson Town. The next meeting will be Sept. 14.
BEST BETS
June 19, 1999
TODAY Mike Roberts, Bambino’s Italian Cafe, 1801 Mass.
BEST BETS
June 19, 1999
TODAY Melvin Litton, Bambino’s Italian Cafe, 1801 Mass.
POHL SERVICES
June 19, 1999
Graveside services are pending for Thomas A. Pohl, 55, Lawrence, and will be held at the Peru (Ill.) Cemetery. Mr. Pohl died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at his home.
LESSLIE C. CULVER OBITUARY
June 19, 1999
LESSLIE C. CULVER Claflin — Services for Lesslie C. Culver, 95, Hutchinson, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Claflin. Burial will be in Claflin Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites by Masonic Lodge AF & AM No. 424.
FREE STATE HIRES BOYS SOCCER COACH
June 19, 1999
Jason Pendleton, boys soccer coach at Kansas City Wyandotte the last three years, has been named to a similar post at Free State High. Pendleton, 29, replaces Phil Lee who decided earlier this month to relinquish the post, but will remain as girls soccer coach.
DRIVER DIES AFTER TRUCK ROLLS OVER
June 19, 1999
An Edwardsville man was killed Friday afternoon when the dump truck he was driving rolled. George Green Jr., 65, was pronounced dead at 2:40 p.m. Friday at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He was flown by Life Net helicopter to the hospital after he was ejected from the truck he was driving.
KDOT MITIGATION OFFER
June 19, 1999
The following is the draft proposal given to Haskell Indian Nations University to mitigate their opposition to the South Lawrence Trafficway construction through the Baker Wetlands. Should 31st Street be the route selected in the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), the mitigation plan to protect cultural and historical sites, acquire the needed access control, acquire necessary rights of way, and protect the wetland feature, a total of $5 million of mitigation will be required. This can be used on a combination of activities discussed with Haskell representatives and can include the following: (Estimated costs to sponsoring agencies are for estimating purposes only. If Haskell so desires, the payments could go directly to Haskell for those mitigation activities not included in KDOT/Douglas County project-related activities)
JUNIOR HIGH EARLY RELEASE SOUNDOFF
June 19, 1999
Are the junior highs having early release this next school year? While the teacher contract is still being negotiated, nothing has yet been approved for next year. However, the early release, 90 minutes earlier than usual each Wednesday for all elementary and junior high school students in Lawrence, is still part of the upcoming contract.
SOUTHWEST JUNIOR HIGH AWARD WINNERS
June 19, 1999
Southwest Junior High students win awards
DO UNTO OTHERS . . .
June 19, 1999
We need more civility and we are seeing a growing clash of ideas about how to get there. Many people are trying in numerous ways to restore greater civility and courtesy to American life. There is a lack of these commodities in our era and those who were around when we had more of those qualities would like to see a return to such “good old days.”
NEW ORDINANCE MAKES NOISE IN CITY
June 19, 1999
Drivers who like others to hear — and feel — their music, even from a distance, are singing the blues about a new city ordinance and the $50 fines that go along with its enforcement. Between January and May, 108 people were cited under the ordinance, according to Lawrence Municipal Court records. Those citations generated $5,400 in fines and $2,322 in court costs.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, TIKE TUMBLES ON TRIKE
June 19, 1999
Oops, wrong turn. Jackie Truelove, 3, loves to hear the rumble of her tricycle on the boardwalk behind her East Lawrence home. But maybe she still needs a little practice on her turns. Jackie is the daughter of Lloyd and Charmaine Truelove, Lawrence. The photo was submitted by Jackie’s aunt, Jan Dick. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
S POWER GRID
June 19, 1999
Western Resources dedicated two commercial windmills in a pilot project for Kansas.
6-19 IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL FOR THE 10 COMMANDMENTS TO BE
June 19, 1999
Is it constitutional for the Ten Commandments to be displayed in schools and other public buildings? Kaitlin Sandhaus,
POLICY ALLOWING ALCOHOL IN SKYBOXES BRINGS REBUKE AT KU
June 19, 1999
The Kansas University Student Executive Committee passed a resolution this week chiding the university for allowing alcohol for some at football and basketball games.
POLICE GET 2-FOR-1 IN STOLEN CAR CHASE
June 19, 1999
Police recovered two stolen cars Friday morning following two chases.
25 YEARS AGO
June 19, 1999
Marian E. Washington, a graduate student and assistant instructor in physical education at Kansas University was named assistant director of intercollegiate athletics focusing on women’s sports at KU. She was also expected to continue her duties in the field of basketball coaching. She was to work closely with athletics director Clyde Walker in operations the women’s program here. The evidence was that well-organized neighborhood groups, aided by federal revenue-sharing funds, would become a prominent force in city affairs.