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6-26 WHAT SYMBOL WOULD BEST REPRESENT THE 1990S ONPOSTAGE
June 26, 1999
What symbol would best represent the 1990s on a postage stamp? Damian Houston,
WHY IS THERE NO HANDICAPPED PARKING ON MASSACHUSETTS STREET IN
June 26, 1999
Why is there no handicapped parking on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence? City Manager Mike Wildgen said options for vehicle parking with disabled parking stickers on Massachusetts Street were discussed with Independence Inc. The agency, which advocates for those with disabilities, decided that because of the sawtooth curbs and ramp locations on Massachusetts, accessible stalls should be located in the off-street parking lots and along side streets downtown.
S SATELLITES PROGRESS
June 26, 1999
Douglas County Treasurer Pat Wells has nearly completed her plan for two new satellite offices. Wells said Friday that she had negotiated a lease on 2,400 square feet of space at 2108 W. 27th. She will present the lease to the Douglas County Commission during her budget hearing Monday morning.
BLOTTER
June 26, 1999
Law enforcement report Police reports
DATEBOOK FOR SATURDAY
June 26, 1999
TODAY 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Farmers’ Market, city parking lot in the 1000 block of Vermont.
RELIGIOUS RIGHTS
June 26, 1999
To the editor: In this supposedly religious state of Kansas, I feel that one of the Ten Commandments should apply to the travesty that KDOT Secretary Dean Carlson, Gov. Bill Graves, and the Douglas County commissioners are committing against Haskell Indian Nations University, the native community of Lawrence and the environment.
CLOSE
June 26, 1999
Local markets As of Friday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.47; soybeans, $4.26; milo, $1.58; corn, $1.81. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.26; milo, NA; corn, $1.82. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.47; soybeans, $4.26; milo, $1.58; corn, $1.86.
MORE TEENS WORK, NEW STUDY FINDS
June 26, 1999
Girls were more likely to do freelance jobs, while boys were more often employees. Knight Ridder Newspapers
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, YOUTH BBALL PLAYERS
June 26, 1999
Hoop it up. The Winter Salvation Army Basketball League’s Knicks had some fun at their postseason pizza party. All the team members are second-graders at Nottingham Elementary, Eudora. Front row, from left, are Bryan Kindle, Zach Woolf, Max Campbell and Ethan Becker. Back row, from left, are coach Gary Kindle, Chris Carden, Cody Carlson, coach Alan Carlson and Justin Wellman. Craig Harper is not pictured. The photo was submitted by Kathy Carlson, Eudora. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
PERRY-LECOMPTON HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
June 26, 1999
The following Perry-Lecompton High School students were named to the honor roll for the spring semester. 3.3 to 3.49 grade-point average
GRADUATE QUOTES-STEARNS
June 26, 1999
Karen Stearns, left, was with her family in Europe in spring 1966, so she missed Commencement at Kansas University. “I got my degree in education,” she said, “but I didn’t get to walk down the hill.” But 29 years later she received a gift-wrapped card from her son Alan for Christmas. It was a handmade certificate inviting her to walk down the hill with him at his 1996 graduation. “He got me a cap and a gown and a blue tassel for education,” said Karen. “I was so proud to be a Jayhawk. It was huge ” and to do it with my son. I’m without words.” Karen’s son, Alan, who received a bachelor’s degree in journalism in ‘96 and his MBA in 1999, recalls his mom’s enthusiasm as she walked down the hill “It was like she was in college again,” said Alan, “She was probably more excited than everyone else. It was 30 years too late but as long as you get to do it, it doesn’t matter.”
DONATED CAR PROGRAM ON ROLL
June 26, 1999
Welfare recipients are getting on the road to employment thanks to an ongoing effort by ECKAN.
SCHOOL PROJECT TO BREAK GROUND
June 26, 1999
The yet-to-be-named school will feature an oversized gym and three classrooms for each grad level.
BOARD APPROVES CHANGES IN HOUSING PREFERENCES
June 26, 1999
With their waiting list purged and merged, the Lawrence Housing Authority is ready to launch sweeping reforms. The housing board of commissioners gave final approval this week to revised preferences that should allow people to naturally rise on the waiting list.
EAGLE SCOUTS
June 26, 1999
JOSHUA R. BAILEY will receive his Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor at 7 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 15th and Iowa streets. Bailey joined Cub Scout Pack 3360 at Centennial School in 1990. He advanced through the ranks earning his Arrow of Light in February 1995.
AGENDA (2) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
June 26, 1999
KPL, owned by Western Resources, had hoped to gain permission for building the new line without enduring a public hearing, but commissioners decided to require a hearing anyway. KPL needs the line — to be installed atop new, taller poles — to handle new homes, offices and businesses planned to be built in southwest Lawrence into the next century, company officials have said.
AGENDA (1) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
June 26, 1999
KPL wants to rebuild a high-power transmission line along the southwestern edge of town, and it needs the city’s permission to proceed. The green light could come as soon as Tuesday night, when Lawrence city commissioners are scheduled to conduct a public hearing to review KPL’s plans for the line.
GOOD EXPERIMENT
June 26, 1999
A change inspired by annoying construction work may be a positive move for the annual downtown sidewalk sale. With traffic in the heart of downtown already stymied by construction, this is the perfect year for Downtown Lawrence Inc. to try an idea that has been discussed for a number of years.
SAFETY MEASURE
June 26, 1999
A new law sets standards to guard against drunken driving on lakes and rivers. One of the good laws that will go on the books in Kansas on July 1 is a measure to institute standards to prosecute people for operating boats while under the influence of alcohol.
GRADUATE QUOTESFINNESTEAD
June 26, 1999
Dressed for success in 1993 are graduates, from left, Abel Ramirez, Carrie Leigh Finnestead and Dani Pusateri. “That was a long time ago” Carrie Leigh Finnestead recalled recently. “I can’t really call my last year my senior year,” she said, laughing. “I was there so long.” What Finnestead does remember is the outfit she wore that day. “I made capes for my senior project. I was getting a design degree in textile and weaving and I was wearing my ‘Butterfly Cape.’ It was totally created from scratch and I made it specifically for graduation to symbolize my metamorphose into a butterfly as I floated down the hill.” Unfortunately for Finnestead, now a freelance artist living near St. Louis, the flight was rough. “My arms got so tired. For three or four hours I was holding the cape out so people could see. When I let them down people would yell because they couldn’t see my wings.” The payoff came as she entered Memorial Stadium and floated past the faculty. “All the professors were screaming and yelling, ‘Best of Show! Best of Show!’ as I walked by. I must be on 500 videotapes from that day.”
ENGAGEMENTS
June 26, 1999
Guy-Burton John and Carol Guy, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Guy, to Rusty Earl Burton, the son of Jim and Brenda Burton, Baldwin.
SCOUTING NEWS
June 26, 1999
MORE THAN 260 CUB SCOUTS attended the annual day camp this year at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Scouts were divided into 25 dens, and each den attended five programs per day: one skill level, one informational, one craft, one game and one hodgepodge. Opportunities were provided to work on 15 achievements, 11 electives and three sport belt loops. A special program was presented each day, one of which was a railroad safety program; another a frisbee catching dog program. The highlight program of the week was when the Lawrence Fire Department displayed a ladder truck and sprayed water for the boys to cool off in. Parents Night was particularly special because so many parents attended. Danny LeRow, assisted by many parents and volunteers, directed this year’s day camp. BILL BERKOWITZ of Boy Scout Troop 61 was awarded his Ner Tamid emblem at his recent Bar Mitzvah at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center. A Ner Tamid emblem is the religious emblem award created for Jewish Boy Scouts. To earn this award, Berkowitz had to study and participate in five areas: home religious observance, synagogue worship, Jewish study, the American Jewish community and World Jewry. He also had to participate in three service projects for his synagogue or community. A religious emblem award may be earned by all Boy Scouts who practice and are willing to study their particular faith. For information on the Scouting religious emblems awards, Scouts and leaders may contact the Heart of America Council, (800) 776-1110, or Programs of Religious Activities with Youth, (800) 933-7729.
S ACADEMY, TOPO MAPS
June 26, 1999
Troy teacher honored for 50 years of service
100 YEARS AGO
June 26, 1999
IN 1899 On June 25, 1899, the Lawrence Journal told of a contract made between two Lawrence industries. The under-construction Vitrified Brick and Tile Company had ordered from the Foundry casings weighing 39,600 pounds for its three kilns. The Journal noted in addition to the casings of cast iron the brick factory’s construction involved “120,000 standard fire brick, 72,000 pounds of railroad iron, 13,500 pounds of wrought iron and 378,000 common brick. It is evident from these figures that the brick plant is going to be a much bigger thing for the town than appeared at first sight, and its establishment will open an industry that means much to the town.”
SCHOOL BOARD AGENDA
June 26, 1999
New business director to meet school board
FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
June 26, 1999
The following Free State High School students were named to the honor roll for the second semester. 4.0 grade-point average
LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
June 26, 1999
The following Lawrence High School students were named to the honor roll for the second semester. 4.0 grade-point average
MAD SCIENTISTS FASCINATE KU OFFICIAL
June 26, 1999
An administrator at the Kansas University Medical Center is looking into dangerous science and the “mad scientists” who practice it.
CLUB NEWS
June 26, 1999
HOSTS AT THE June 12 meeting of University Bridge Club were Bud and Bette Lukens, and Charlene and Mike Michnick. Winners were Roberta Lesh, Linda Kelley, Carolyn Jordan, Merle Ward, Ralph Dunn and Tom Waller. The club’s next meeting is tonight at RLDS Church, 1900 University Dr. THE LAWRENCE DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB’S Monday night game was directed by Virginia Seaver. North-South first-place winners were Jerry Sloan and Patt Radford tied with Larry Bodle and Kent McCollough. Third place went to Klee Zaricky and Chris Lane, and were followed by Clyde Romer and Steve Phelps. East-West winners were Virginia Seaver and Paul Heitzman, followed by Shirley Reese and Betty Collier. Third place went to Mary Fenlon and Aziza Anwar with Elizabeth Nice and Steven Goodman in fourth place.
CLOSE
June 26, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,552.56
GOODEN PLANS TO DON NO. 0 FOR JAYHAWKS
June 26, 1999
The Big O is back. Not Greg Ostertag, who wore number 00 during his Kansas basketball career and has kept the digits while playing for the NBA’s Utah Jazz.
AROUND AND ABOUT
June 26, 1999
JESSICA SPRAGUE-BRUNK has been named to the Dean’s List at Beloit College, Beloit, Wis. Her parents are Joey Sprague and Gary Brunk of Lawrence. TWO LAWRENCE RESIDENTS, Meghan Graham, daughter of Bill and Mary Graham, and Rebecca Demarest, daughter of Kenneth and Susan Demarest, are recipients of Presidential Scholarships at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa. Graham is a graduate of Lawrence High School, where she was involved in music, sports and student council. She was also awarded a Track Athletic Scholarship and a Women’s Soccer Athletic Scholarship. Demarest is a graduate of Baldwin High School, where she was involved in student publications, cross country, track and youth leadership.
MILITARY NOTES
June 26, 1999
MARINE CPL. MATTHEW P. ULASIEN, a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School, recently was promoted to his present rank while serving with Headquarters and Service Battalion, Quantico, Va. Ulasien was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in his specialty. He joined the Marines in May 1997. THE DEPARTMENT of Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars celebrated its 79th anniversary June 10 through June 13 at its state convention in Hutchinson. Among state officers who were installed was Lari Davis of Post 6654 in DeSoto, who is chief of staff.
WANTED: PERMANENT HOME FOR CINOSAUR EXHIBIT
June 26, 1999
A curator at Kansas University’s Natural History Museum continues to seek a place to exhibit several dinosaur skeletons he has collected.
AGENDA (3) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
June 26, 1999
* Declare as surplus and order the sale to the highest bidder of two abandoned artwork pieces from the 1994-1995 outdoor sculpture exhibition: “Portable Post-Industrial Lingam,” by Justin McInteer; and “Pod Tree,” by Mark LaMair. * Agree to hire Dobson-Davis, for $143,585, to handle manhole rehabilitation projects this year.
40 YEARS AGO
June 26, 1999
IN %% 1959 There were 18 from Kansas University who had passed the latest state bar exam in Topeka. Among them were Robert Aikens III, James Larry Green, Charles Hedges, Kenneth Ingham, Donald Pearson and Edwin Stene of Lawrence.
HOSPITALS FOR JUNE 26
June 26, 1999
Births Steve and Lisa Nguyen, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
CITY TO STRIKE AT ROOT OF SMALL-TREE PROBLEM
June 26, 1999
A city inspector has checked out the size, species and condition of trees planted on about 60 properties in town, and found that about half are breaking the city’s “Master Street Tree Plan” law.
ELDERHOSTEL PROGRAMS
June 26, 1999
Anyone interested in Elderhostel programs is welcome to attend a meeting on Tuesday, September 21, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Please call to register ASAP. This may develop into an ongoing group to share information and experiences. Information available on the Global Conference of the International Federation on Aging to be held in Montreal, Canada, Sept. 5-9 with extended Elderhostel. Registration forms and itinerary available in the Leisure and Learning office.
MOTHER NEAR SCHOOL WANTS VANDALS CAUGHT
June 26, 1999
Mother near school wants vandals caught
SATURDAY COLUMN
June 26, 1999
In the eyes of many Minnesotans, it appears the ends justify the means. This certainly is true in the case of University of Minnesota basketball coach Clem Haskins and the various allegations of academic fraud, improper cash payments to players, travel irregularities, improper relationships with university police investigators, sexual harassment and lying. The name of the game was to win conference basketball games, win the Big 10 Conference championship and advance as far as possible in the NCAA postseason tournament. To do this, borderline athletes were recruited, and to keep them eligible, highly questionable practices were used, and apparently approved, by many in the school’s athletic department.
SPORTS REEFER 1A
June 26, 1999
Champs spurred by Duncan Tim Duncan scored 31 points in another dominant performance Friday night to lead the San Antonio Spurs to their first NBA title with a 78-77 win over New York.
WHITE WHEAT HIT HARDEST
June 26, 1999
Kansas white wheat fields have been hard hit by rains plaguing the winter wheat harvest, threatening this fall’s seed supply and dampening growers’ enthusiasm for them. The new white wheat varieties are more vulnerable to harvest rains. SEE STORY PAGE 1E
ANNIVERSARIES
June 26, 1999
Donald and Dorothy Ray Donald and Dorothy Ray will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Buildings One and Two at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
RE NOT WELCOME
June 26, 1999
Making your home look occupied while you’re on vacation could reduce its chances of being burglarized.
WEDDINGS
June 26, 1999
Muncy-Sawyer Tara Muncy and Sam Sawyer were married May 6, 1999, in Seattle.
CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH HONOR ROLL
June 26, 1999
The following Central Junior High School students were named to the honor roll for the spring semester: Principal’s Honor Roll (3.5 to 4.0 grade-point average)
IN TRAINING
June 26, 1999
A paramedic and eight recruits are participating in the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical agency’s firefighter training class.
FIREFIGHTER TRAINEES LEARNING THE ROPES, LADDERS AND HOSES
June 26, 1999
Capt. Stan Ray knows his students will get it. Even as they’re panting in the summer humidity and swimming through seas of new terminology, they will get it or they won’t become Lawrence firefighters.
UNIVERSITY WROTE BOOK ON LIBRARIES
June 26, 1999
KU libraries have more than 3.5 million volumes.
2A PEOPL
June 26, 1999
Rock won’t roll in hometown Chris Rock has been locked out of his hometown.
COUNTY BUDGET DUE FOR SCOURING
June 26, 1999
Douglas County commissioners will be making the decisions on the county’s 2000 budget — and just how much taxpayers will be hit in the pocketbook — beginning Monday.
SOCIAL CALENDAR
June 26, 1999
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold.
BEST BETS
June 26, 1999
with pix of poi dog pondering — river valley festival TODAY
S STARS SET FOR RALLY
June 26, 1999
Two groups are looking to establish their political standings this weekend in Kansas.
RAILROAD KILLINGS SUSPECT LET GO
June 26, 1999
Rafael Resendez-Ramirez, the man wanted in connection with eight slayings committed near railroad tracks, was in the custody of immigration officials earlier this month but was let go.
SATURDAY ROAD BRIEF
June 26, 1999
Construction ahead If it seems that every road in America is being torn up, you have reason. Because of widespread repair work on state and federal highways, experts warn, do not expect to go more than 40 miles on major roads without encountering the cones and barrels of a construction zone.
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS START GROUP
June 26, 1999
A local group is researching the Civil War by forging a connection with their ancestors.