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LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR TUESDAY
May 4, 1999
TODAY 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Health screening for people 60 and older. Lecompton Community Building. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
WILL CODES INSPECTORS BE CHECKING OUT BUM PLUMBING?
May 4, 1999
The person identified as a plumber, who was a spokesman for the plumbing company responsible for the March 26 gas leak on Ninth Street, is not a licensed plumber. Will the codes administrative authorities be investigating whether there were properly licensed personnel performing the plumbing repairs that caused all the trouble? “The spokesman referred to is an estimator for Kastl Plumbing,” said Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector. “Licensed plumbers did in fact do the repair work on the gas line that was damaged by an excavation contractor.
LHS BASEBALL SWEEPS OLATHE EAST
May 4, 1999
Olathe — Lawrence High continues to cruise. The Lions swept Olathe East, 14-3 and 12-1, in high school baseball on Monday at Olathe District Activities Center to extend their winning streak to nine games.
SM NORTHWEST SWEEPS FREE STATE
May 4, 1999
Overland Park — Shawnee Mission Northwest, fresh off a victory over Olathe East, walloped Free State in a high school softball doubleheader Monday. Northwest ended O-East’s 36-game winning streak on Saturday before dismantling the Firebirds, 17-0 and 12-0.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR TUESDAY
May 4, 1999
Dow surges past 11,000 threshold
FREE STATE SOCCER DROPS TO LEAVENWORTH
May 4, 1999
If Free State High’s girls soccer team had as many wins as it has ice bags, the Firebirds might be Sunflower League champions. As it is, the injury-riddled Firebirds continued to struggle in a 2-1 loss to Leavenworth on Monday at the FSHS field.
LAWRENCE CO-OP MERGES WITH OSKALOOSA COUNTERPART
May 4, 1999
Lawrence-based Farmers Cooperative Assn. has harvested another northeast Kansas co-op. The fast-growing cooperative this month purchased the Oskaloosa co-op in a deal that brings the Lawrence group another 500 members.
JOURNAL-WORLD NAMES NEW MANAGING EDITOR
May 4, 1999
Richard Brack, the Journal-World’s business editor since November 1997, has been named the newspaper’s new managing editor. The appointment was announced Monday by Dolph C. Simons Jr., editor and publisher.
WOMAN ALLEGES COUNTY JAIL RAPE BY FELLOW INMATE
May 4, 1999
Douglas County Sheriff’s authorities are investigating how a woman and man ended up together in a holding cell at the jail, where the man allegedly raped her.
OZ DEVELOPERS SAY NO ROADS, YELLOW BRICK OR OTHERWISENEEDED
May 4, 1999
An interchange modification is all that’s needed for access to the theme park, according to a developer.
JEERS
May 4, 1999
About a dozen parents attended a forum on an early dismissal program and expressed anger at having to listen for 90 minutes to positive aspects the program Journal-World Writer
SENATOR PLEASED WITH THIRD-PARTY REVIEW BILL
May 4, 1999
The 1999 Legislature passed a bill that adds a third-party arbitrator to conflicts between health insurance companies and customers making claims.
FIRE ENGULFS LECOMPTON HOME
May 4, 1999
Marlin and Sherry Rein on Monday afternoon lost their rural Lecompton home in a fire.
STRANGER PULLED BOY, STEPDAD BACK FROM BRINK
May 4, 1999
A North Lawrence couple hopes a stranger who helped save their 6-year-old son will step forward so they can thank him.
KU ACADEMIC AWARDS AND NOTES
May 4, 1999
Basketball player Ryan Robertson and swimmer Adrienne Turner were named male and female senior scholar athletes of the year at the 1999 Kansas University academic achievement recognition reception held Monday at the Kansas Union. Turner, from Goshen, Ind., placed 19th in the 200 butterfly and 29th in the 100 fly at the 1999 NCAA championships. She holds a 3.93 grade point average in advertising/broadcast management.
5-4 NOW THAT THE THREE POWS ARE RELEASED, SHOULD NATO
May 4, 1999
Now that the three POWs are released, should NATO continue bombing Yugoslavia? Scott Frazier,
TORNADOES ADD FOR WIRE - LOCAL MD
May 4, 1999
WINDS, LIGHTNING STRIKE LAWRENCE In Lawrence, winds gusting to an estimated 70 mph were reported on the west side of town about 11:05 p.m., when a severe thunderstorm moved through the area, said Douglas County Emergency Management Coordinator Paula Phillips.
CORRECTION
May 4, 1999
The possible site of a future neighborhood recreation center was incorrect in Monday’s Journal-World. The potential West Lawrence Neighborhood Service Center is tentatively planned for construction south of a new elementary school to be built southwest of Harvard Road and George Williams Way.
ARREST MADE IN COLORADO SHOOTINGS
May 4, 1999
Mark Manes, 22, was arrested Monday on suspicion of supplying the Columbine High School gunmen with a semiautomatic handgun, one of four weapons used in their rampage. SEE STORY PAGE 5A
CITY SLOW-PITCH STANDINGS
May 4, 1999
Through Sunday’s games Men’s 2-3 Monday: Boys of Summer 2-0, Sandbar 2-0, Kmart 1-0, Porkupines 1-1, Coors Light 1-1, Journal-World 1-1, Scrubs 0-1, Pinheads 0-2, Wolf Pack 0-2.
ARMS SALES CREATE UNCERTAINTY
May 4, 1999
By Jack Anderson and Jan Moller Washington — A brief snapshot of Washington at war:
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May 4, 1999
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.44; soybeans, $4.48; milo, $1.64; corn, $1.83. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.48; milo, NA; corn, $1.84. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.49; soybeans, $4.48; milo, $1.64; corn, $1.88.
FREE DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS OFFERED
May 4, 1999
Childhood group offering screenings
ACADEMIC AWARDS BREAKOUT
May 4, 1999
KU Academic Awards Presented Monday at Kansas Union
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR TUESDAY
May 4, 1999
KU appears headed to Great Eight
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May 4, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,014.69
COUNTY HEALTH INSURANCE BRIEF
May 4, 1999
Commissioners approve health insurance plan
DETECTIVES TESTIFY IN SHOOTING CASE
May 4, 1999
The boyfriend of a girl who died during a poaching accident in November told a detective “it should have been me,” according to court testimony Monday.
HOSPITAL PULLS PLUG ON HMO PLAN
May 4, 1999
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s community health plan will close Oct. 31, and its members will be offered spots in Premier Blue, a larger HMO offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
SUNFLOWER LEAGUE GOLF
May 4, 1999
Lawrence High junior golfer Ryan Morgan might have lost the battle, but the Lions won the war. Morgan was edged by Free State sophomore Charlie Santaularia — the defending league champion — by one stroke for the Sunflower League individual title Monday at Lawrence Country Club. But the Lions won their second team championship in three years.
COUNTY MAY USE SALE TAX REVENUES TO FINANCE PROJECTS
May 4, 1999
Revenues from a 1-cent sales tax approved by voters in 1994 to pay for a new health facility and jail may be used at Lone Star Lake and the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.