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SHIRELY ANN (SHOWALTER) WILSON OBITUARY
June 29, 1999
WILSON SERVICES Memorial services for Shirley Ann (Showalter) Wilson, 63, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
HOPE M. ARENS OBITUARY
June 29, 1999
HOPE M. ARENS Topeka — Services for Hope M. Arens, 83, Topeka, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka.
WALGREEN PROFITS UP
June 29, 1999
Leading drugstore chain Walgreen Co. reported higher third quarter earnings Monday and said it would launch a full-service Internet pharmacy this fall to complement its 2,700 stores nationwide. Earnings for the quarter ended May 31 were a record $159 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, up from $126 million, or 13 cents a share in the year-ago period, Walgreen said. Sales were $4.57 billion, up from $3.89 billion. Prescription sales, which account for more than half of Walgreen’s revenues, were up 20 percent on a comparable-store basis.
CLOSE
June 29, 1999
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.53; soybeans, $4.21; milo, $1.55; corn, $1.78. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.21; milo, NA; corn, $1.79. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.53; soybeans, $4.21; milo, $1.55; corn, $1.83.
MICHAEL EUGENE CASSITY OBITUARY
June 29, 1999
MICHAEL EUGENE CASSITY Services for Michael Eugene Cassity, 41, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
FREE STATE GROUNDS CREW SOUNDOFF
June 29, 1999
My nephew played in the Al Ice baseball tournament at Free State High School. There was a grounds crew of three men who worked the fields between games. They did a really good job. We were wanting to know who they were. According to tournament director Jeff Miller, several people were involved in the upkeep at Free State’s facility, including some city employees. Bill Naff was site director. Other committee personnel on hand were Gary Hines and Brad Stoll.
SHOULD THE U.S. BUDGET SURPLUS BE USED FOR SAVING SOCIAL
June 29, 1999
Should the U.S. budget surplus be used for saving Social Security or lowering taxes? Kera Watts,
BRICKS VS. ASPHALT DECISION LOOMING
June 29, 1999
One plan for rebuilding a bumpy one-block section of Mississippi Street with bricks could cost nearly $400,000, the city’s director of public works said.
LIGHTNING HIT FUELS BARN FIRE
June 29, 1999
Lightning shattered the dawn Monday east of Big Springs, striking the east side of a barn and igniting a blaze that consumed the building. “It sounded like a bomb going off outside my window,” said ranch hand Jonathan Wagers, who was sleeping in the loft of the main house 100 feet away. He was the only one home at 242 U.S. Highway 40.
DOWNTOWN
June 29, 1999
Among the casualties of the storm were 96-year-old stained glass windows at First Methodist Church.
DEFENDANT DIES JUST DAYS BEFORE COURT APPEARANCE
June 29, 1999
Michael Eugene Cassity had been free on $10,000 bond and appeared in court last week, requesting a court-appointed attorney.
S LAND GRAB
June 29, 1999
The Eudora schools superintendent says 75 acres the district wants to condemn is needed for a new high school, but the trustee of the land doesn’t buy it.
IDAHOAN TO LEAD KANSAS UNIONS
June 29, 1999
David Mucci replaces James Long, who was director of the Kansas and Burge unions for 16 years.
DIGNITARIES DIG IN FOR NEW SCHOOL
June 29, 1999
Among those in attendance were leaders of the “Vote Yes for Kids” committee, which worked to promote the 1998 bond issue that will finance the new school’s construction.
BOARD VOTES TO RETAIN WILLIAMS
June 29, 1999
Williams gets board approval
BOARD WANTS A FURTHER LOOK AT UPDATING POLICIES
June 29, 1999
The proof is in the policy. The Lawrence school board heard a report Monday night from Kansas Association of School Boards policy specialist Paul Getto on the need for a makeover of district policies.
MUDDY JOYRIDE ENDED IN RESCUE
June 29, 1999
Two men who had to be rescued from high water by authorities on Sunday night in Jefferson County were taking a joyride in a muddy area when they lost their vehicle, authorities said Monday. Michael Morse, Olathe, and a passenger, Steven Johnson, Roeland Park, both 26, went to an area just north of McLouth to go four-wheeling about 8 a.m. Sunday.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR TUESDAY
June 29, 1999
Raiders, Outlaws declared co-champs
BALDWIN TO RECEIVE ADVANCE ON TAX FUNDS
June 29, 1999
Douglas County commissioners agreed Monday to give the city of Baldwin an advance on its property tax allowance. City officials appealed to the commission because of cash-flow problems discovered this spring when city officials learned their accounts held about $500,000 less than they thought.
COUNTY SELLS BONDS TO FUND BUILDINGS, RENOVATION PROJECTS
June 29, 1999
Douglas County sold $28.55 million in general obligation sales tax bonds Monday morning to finance a list of county projects, including the new jail and city-county health facility. The county commissioners picked Monday morning for the sale to beat announcements by the Federal Reserve Board, meeting this week.
BLOTTER
June 29, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
BEST BETS
June 29, 1999
TODAY Pedro the Lion, Reflector, Appleseed Cast, Koan, The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
CLOSE
June 29, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,655.15
TUESDAY DATEBOOK
June 29, 1999
TODAY 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.: Storytime for 3-year-olds through elementary school, Paretsky Children’s Room, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Storytime for 2-year-olds, library auditorium. Registration required for 2-year-olds.
WORLD TEAM TENNIS
June 29, 1999
World Team Tennis Monday at Lawrence Tennis Center
FLOODING THREATENS JULYFESTIVITIES
June 29, 1999
Areas of Perry Lake will be closed through the Fourth of July weekend because of high water. The lake is expected to crest 13 feet above normal on Wednesday.
DANNY MANNING CAMP BEGINS
June 29, 1999
Phoenix Suns forward Danny Manning has heard whispers he might be traded to Orlando for Penny Hardaway. “Absolutely. I sure have (heard trade talk),” Manning, the former Kansas All-American, said Monday at Sport2Sport, site of his annual youth basketball camp. “I’d like to stay, but if I’m traded I’ll pack up and move on. I’d have no problem with that. It’s a business and people are traded, cut, waived every day. I guess the important thing is to land on your feet with a team.”
AGENCIES MAKE PITCH FOR COUNTY FUNDS
June 29, 1999
As usual, Douglas County commissioners are being asked to make up funding shortfalls caused by federal and state cutbacks.
LAWMAKERS TO REVIEW PRIVATIZED FOSTER CARE
June 29, 1999
Legislators take another look at the state’s privatized children’s foster care system during hearings today and Wednesday at the Capitol in Topeka. Members of the Joint Committee on Children’s Issues will hear a report from James Bell and Associates when they open the hearing at 10 a.m. today in Room 519 of the Statehouse.
AGENCIES SEEK COUNTY AID
June 29, 1999
With their agencies’ state and federal funding sources shrinking, nonprofit organization leaders like Marceil Lauppe of the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. are turning to the county.
CITY STANDINGS
June 29, 1999
City Standings Through Sunday
MINNESOTA PLAYERS WANT BICKERSTAFF
June 29, 1999
Minneapolis — Former Washington Wizards coach Bernie Bickerstaff is the favorite of several players as the University of Minnesota begins looking for a successor to Clem Haskins as its men’s basketball coach. Seven members of the team met Sunday evening and voted unanimously to back Bickerstaff.
CORRECTIONS
June 29, 1999
The caption with a photograph that appeared on page 6B in Monday’s Journal-World incorrectly identified the school building spray painted with graffiti. The building is at West Junior High. *