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THE LAND INSTITUTE TO HOST PRAIRIE FESTIVAL
May 24, 1999
Land Institute plans Prairie Festival in Salina
BALLOTS BY MAIL
May 24, 1999
If mail balloting increases voter participation in certain elections, Douglas County should give it a try. The results of mail balloting in DeSoto are impressive.
LOCAL BRIEFS
May 24, 1999
Hooper named tourney MVP
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL
May 24, 1999
Birthday in Belgium. Mackenzie Anne Russell, 1, celebrated her birthday on March 21. She is the daughter of Bob and Lisa Russell. The family lives in Belgium, where Bob is stationed with the U.S. Air Force. Mackenzie is the granddaughter of Jim and Linda Russell, Baldwin, and Barbara Laney, Hickory, N.C. She is also the great-granddaughter of Kathryn Russell and Hibbard and Marie Taul, all of Baldwin. The photo was submitted by Linda Russell. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
PLANS?
May 24, 1999
Is Gaslight Village designated in Horizon 2020 to be residential or commercial? “Horizon 2020 indicates that office and multiple family uses would be most appropriate as future land uses where Gaslight Village is currently developed,” said Linda Finger, the city’s planning director. “The Southern Development Plan, an area plan along West 31st Street, indicated that PRD (Planned Residential Development) zoning would also be an appropriate development approach for this property.
5-24 SHOULD PARENTS BE NOTIFIED WHEN THEIR UNDERAGE CHILDREN
May 24, 1999
Should parents be notified when their underage children are caught drinking on campus? Mark Nappa,
MONDAY DATEBOOK
May 24, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.: Douglas County Commission, county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
TOP ROAD
May 24, 1999
1. Princeton Boulevard, from McDonald Drive to Lawrence Avenue. Lane closures for repaving. 2. 27th Street, from Iowa to Louisiana streets. Lane closures for repaving.
BLOTTER
May 24, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KU HAS THREE NEW FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS
May 24, 1999
Special to the Journal-World Three Kansas University students are recipients of prestigious Fulbright scholarships and will study abroad in the 1999-2000 academic year.
MARRIAGES
May 24, 1999
District court Marriage licenses issued
KU SOFTBALL - JAYHAWKS SLIP PAST SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE
May 24, 1999
Kansas took 11 tense innings and more than three hours of play to slip past Southeast Missouri State, 3-1, and eliminate the Otakhians from the NCAA Region 2 Softball tournament. Shelly Musser led off the KU 11th with a single, stole scond base, moved to third on Christi Musser’s single, then both pulled a double-delayed steal and the go-ahead run came in.
MASON WINS BIG 12 TRACK CROWN
May 24, 1999
Kansas senior Candy Mason didn’t like her chances after Day One of the Big 12 heptathlon. “It was my weakest first day ever,” Mason said, referring to her third-place standing after four events.
KU GOLF QUALIFIES FOR NCAAS
May 24, 1999
Kansas University’s men’s golf team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. Four KU golfers shot 75 or better on Saturday as the Jayhawks surpassed six teams on the final day of the three-day tournament and placed ninth among 21 teams.
BIG SISTER SAYS VOLUNTEER ROLE FULFILLING
May 24, 1999
Betsey Fisher and her Little Sister, Kit Kat, have just returned home at 6:30 on a Friday evening from grocery shopping and posting Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County fliers up around town. Fisher sits relaxed at the kitchen table and reads one of the red fliers. She softly speaks the words as the agency’s mission comes alive:
MAY 24-40 YEARS AGO
May 24, 1999
The Douglas County Trail Riders held the first “shodeo” in their new arena on U.S. Highway 40 west of Lawrence, in a then-rural area which now is heavily developed with a second high school and McDonald’s in the region.
POLICE SEEKING HELP LOCATING SHOOTING SUSPECT
May 24, 1999
Lawrence police are searching for a man who allegedly shot another man during a dispute early Sunday at a North Lawrence convenience store. Police and paramedics at 2:17 a.m. were called to Total Petroleum, 1010 N. Third, where a 20-year-old Lawrence man had a single gunshot wound to an extremity.
PIT BULL ATTACKS PROMPT PROTEST
May 24, 1999
A Lawrence man wants the city to amend its vicious dog ordinance after his small dog was killed last week by two pit bulls.
VICTIM KILLED ON ROAD IDENTIFIED
May 24, 1999
The father of a man killed in car-pedestrian accident said his son was “easygoing” most of the time.
WE LOVE THIS CYBERTOWN
May 24, 1999
In 1966, my father decided it was time to go back to college and study engineering. He narrowed his choices to several universities, three of which were in Kansas, and before deciding where to move the family, he wrote to the chambers of commerce in each of those college towns, requesting information about the community. Although there were many factors involved in the decision, the information he received about the city of Lawrence was a major factor in his decision to pack us up and move us from central New Jersey to northeast Kansas. Faced with the same decision today, he would likely fire up his computer and look for community guides on the World Wide Web. And in light of what is out there today, I suspect he would make the same decision.
GUN CONTROL
May 24, 1999
To the editor: Your May 16 editorial, “Why Only the NRA?,” which criticized efforts to tighten gun control laws is disturbing and puzzling. Surely no one is so naive or stupid to believe that gun laws in and by themselves are going to keep all guns out of the hands of criminals. But let’s not throw up our hands and say it’s useless to try to pass stricter gun control laws which can act as a deterrent or safety net, if nothing else.
HENRY WILKS OBITUARY
May 24, 1999
HENRY WILKS JR. Services for Henry Edward “Eddie” Wilks Jr., 27, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
BE WARY OF ONLINE STOCK TIPS
May 24, 1999
Anything new that happens in the investment world is sure to become a hook for somebody’s get-rich-quick hustle. Today, the hustlers are riding the online investment craze. Their hype makes computers sound like magic money machines. You just learn the right “strategies” (at a pricey seminar), click your mouse and rake in the bucks.
OTHER COMPUTER CHIPS CAN PERFORM JUST AS WELL
May 24, 1999
I’ve seen some really good prices on computers, but they don’t come with an Intel CPU. Does this make a difference? What problems can I expect with AMD or Cyrix chips? In my professional experience, I personally have not seen a program that runs on an Intel CPU that has problems with an AMD or Cyrix system (some Cyrix chips say IBM on them). Some users have reported problems running games and other software, but most industry experts believe that AMD or Cyrix chips work just as well or better than Intel brand CPUs. As a general rule, nothing is 100 percent compatible, so the odds are some programs will have problems with these computers, but there are usually easy fixes to these problems.
BEST BETS
May 24, 1999
TUESDAY Celia, Brow
ROAD WORK LIST
May 24, 1999
Motorists traveling from Lawrence to Kansas City should beware of two construction areas: * U.S. Highway 24-40, detour at 118th Street in Kansas City, Kan.
MAY 24-100 YEARS AGO
May 24, 1999
On May 24, 1899, the Lawrence World reported: “The plan to have a brick plant seems to have fallen through for good. The men who were here looking after the investment did not make many friends and left town yesterday afternoon. The men who were behind the first proposition have become disgusted and at this writing there is no prospect for a plant. There ought to be something done about this. Lawrence needs a brick plant if we are going to do any paving.”
POLLARD THRIVES IN SACRAMENTO
May 24, 1999
Scot Pollard, who has played for three teams in his two-year NBA career, hopes he’s found a home in Sacramento, Calif.
KANSAS SOFTBALL FOLO
May 24, 1999
After Kansas was eliminated from its NCAA softball regional, coach Tracy Bunge paraphrased Arnold Schwartzenegger in the movie Terminator. “All I can say is we’ll be back,” Bunge said. “We’ll all be back.”
PUBLIC LOSES WHEN EMPLOYEES ENTER PRIVATE SECTOR
May 24, 1999
In the early 1990s, as government investigators were searching for an explanation of the Pentagon’s propensity to buy $600 dollar toilet seats and $500 dollar screwdrivers, they found a compelling clue: Overly cozy ties between the Department of Defense and its outside contractors. The wheels of these wasteful deals were being greased by former high-ranking officers who retired into lucrative jobs with defense contractors. Although the Pentagon saw plenty of bad press over these incidents — and now pays less for its screwdrivers — the revolving door is still spinning throughout the government.
MAY 24-25 YEARS AGO
May 24, 1999
Beautiful spring weather highlighted commencement exercises for the 517 members of the Lawrence High School Class of 1974. Cathy Bodin and Kim Wrench had been chosen by their classmates to deliver the graduation remarks.
S LOSS CAN BE STUNNING
May 24, 1999
The woman comes from a blue-blood Kansas City family. She’s smart as a whip but not one of those boneless or dried-up intellectuals. She’s fun. And sly. She admits to a critical temperament; she could fault the bluest of skies. That’s why she was surprised when she and her husband were utterly charmed by another couple.
HOSPITALS
May 24, 1999
Births Travis and Katie Stephenson, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
HEMENWAY OFFERS ADVICE, HUMOR TO KU CLASS OF 1999
May 24, 1999
More than 4,000 students at Kansas University participated in the annual commencement ceremony Sunday at Memorial Stadium.
KU GOLFERS SHOWED TOUGHNESS IN FINAL ROUND
May 24, 1999
Kansas passed six teams in the final round of the NCAA Regional and advanced to the NCAA golf finals.
PARENTS CAN HELP FIND SAFETY HAZARDS IN A CHILD CARE FACILITY
May 24, 1999
A new national campaign has been announced by first lady Hillary Clinton to alert parents and caregivers to possible hazards in child-care settings. It is partly in response to a 1998 U.S. study that found at least two-thirds of child-care homes and facilities have at least one safety hazard. The national study reported that most child-care settings provide safe environments for young children. However, they also reported that at least 56 children have died in child care since 1990.
CONNOLLY NINTH IN SINGLES
May 24, 1999
Lawrence High’s Mike Connolly won two matches on Saturday and placed ninth in singles at the Class 6A state boys tennis championships at Shawnee Mission East’s courts. Connolly defeated LHS teammate Matt Collins, 9-2, then stopped Olathe South’s Brett Kohlman, 9-1.
CAMPUS VETERANS SHARE INSIGHTS TO COLLEGE LIFE
May 24, 1999
KU graduates in the Class of 1999 took a lighthearted look at their experiences as college students on Mount Oread.
OTTAWA HS GRADUATION
May 24, 1999
James Grau/Journal-World Photo From left, graduating Ottawa High School seniors, Betsy Larsen, Leigh Ann Lantis, Erin Langstrom and Jeanette Lang, hold on to their hats during a windy graduation commencement, Sunday. The Ottawa class of 1999 held their ceremony on the high school football field.
JUVENILE JUSTICE AUTHORITY TAKES OFF KID GLOVES
May 24, 1999
The philosophies and policies regarding juvenile crime have changed over the years, with the focus now on public safety and accountability.
CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH NOTES
May 24, 1999
Once again, Central Junior High School’s Knowledge Master Team placed first in state competition. They also placed fifth in the nation out of 253 teams. ***
RETIRING TEACHERS LOOK BACK ON THEIR REWARDING CAREERS.
May 24, 1999
Editor’s note: Several dedicated faculty and staff members of the Lawrence school district will retire at the end of the school year. Here is a look at three of the many people who have helped shape the lives of Lawrence youths.
CLASS 6A STATE GOLF TODAY
May 24, 1999
Olathe — The city of Lawrence will be well-represented during today’s Class 6A boys golf state tournament at Heritage Park Golf Course. Both Lawrence High and Free State qualified for state by finishing first and second respectively during last week’s Class 6A regional at Lake Shawnee Golf Course in Topeka.
KANSAS REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY PLANS RALLY
May 24, 1999
Republican assembly to host rally
CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEER COUNSELORS
May 24, 1999
The Headquarters Counseling Center is looking for volunteers to help people from those stressed over bills to the severely depressed talk through their problems.