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May 26, 1999
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THREAT CLOSES OSKALOOSA SCHOOLS
May 26, 1999
School in Oskaloosa was held without incident Tuesday, following a bomb threat that led to dismissal of classes around noon on Monday. Jefferson County Sheriff’s officers and bomb-sniffing dogs were called to the children for the rest of the day because of the length of time it was going to take them to look through the building,” he said. Oskaloosa’s last day of classes is Thursday. The elementary school, junior high and high school are located in the same complex. The incident marked the third bomb threat at Jefferson County schools since late April. Two bomb threats were made at McLouth schools. Two teen-age girls have been charged in one of the incidents. — Michael Dekker’s phone message number is 832-7187. His e-mail address is mdekker@ljworld.com.
PACKARD ENTHUSIASTS TAKE TO ROAD
May 26, 1999
Two men are driving a 1910 Packard Model 30 across the country. They made a stop Tuesday in Lawrence.
TEEN-AGER CLAIMS GUN ACCIDENTALLY WENT OFF
May 26, 1999
A Southwest Junior High School student is telling Lawrence police he doesn’t know who owns the handgun that accidentally went off in his hands Monday afternoon, causing injury to two of his fingers. Police didn’t find out about the accident until they got a call from staff at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital emergency room about 15 minutes later.
S RUNNING SCHOOL DISTRICT
May 26, 1999
Supt. Kathleen Williams lauds women’s accomplishments but says there is more work to be done.
NEW GENERATION SOCIETY TAKES TRIP TO FLINT HILLS
May 26, 1999
About 40 members of the New Generation Society recently took a trip to the Flint Hills. The group is assisted by the Hall Center for the Humanities at Kansas University.
DIRK WEDD NEW LHS COACH CUTLINES
May 26, 1999
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photos After being named the 20th head football coach in the history of Lawrence High School, Dirk Wedd, right, gets a congratulatory handshake Tuesday afternoon from Free State head coach Bob Lisher. Both Wedd and Lisher are LHS grads and both have been Lions’ assistant coaches.
LAWRENCE HIGH HONORS LEADERS, SCHOLARS DURING CEREMONY
May 26, 1999
Lawrence High School students shine during the annual awards ceremony.
EUGENE C. ROCKER OBITUARY
May 26, 1999
EUGENE C. ROCKER A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Eugene C. “Gene” Rocker, 67, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
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May 26, 1999
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.37; soybeans, $4.31; milo, $1.59; corn, $1.82. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.31; milo, NA; corn, $1.83. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.42; soybeans, $4.31; milo, $1.59; corn, $1.87.
WYATT MICHAEL WIEDERHOLT OBITUARY
May 26, 1999
WYATT MICHAEL WIEDERHOLT Ottawa — Graveside services for Wyatt Michael Wiederholt, infant son of Michael and Angela (Montague) Wiederholt, Ottawa, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Highland Cemetery.
DANGEROUS DOGS
May 26, 1999
Vicious dogs shouldn’t have to attack a human before action can be taken against them and their owners. Any dog that would attack and kill a small dog certainly is capable of causing serious injury to a human.
HORSE SUPPORT
May 26, 1999
To the editor: My letter is in response to the very critical editorial in the Thursday, May 20 Lawrence Journal-World regarding the Budweiser Clydesdales visit to our city. Is this the kind of welcome mat we put out to new business owners in our city? The fact that the timing of the editorial fell smack dab in the middle of the Classic Eagle Distributing Grand Opening festivities is appalling. The issues addressed in the editorial were an insult not only to Classic Eagle, but to the people of the city of Lawrence as well.
S WRIGHT TO KEEP COACHING
May 26, 1999
When Wellsville High decided earlier this year to name its track after Jim Wright, the longtime Eagle coach was humbled. “That was quite an honor,” said Wright, the Eagles’ head boys track coach since 1969. ” It’s something you don’t expect. I really don’t know what that means. I guess it means I’ve lasted a long time. I’ve been real lucky. Wellsville has been good to us.”
DANCER SHAKEN BY FATAL ACCIDENT
May 26, 1999
An exotic dancer who hit a Lawrence man lying in a rural road with her car is obviously shaken about the accident, the owner of the club where she works said Tuesday. Kacy Brooke Krause, 19, ran over 27-year-old Henry Edward Wilks Jr. with her car about 4:55 a.m. Saturday on North 1500 Road about a mile east of the city limits.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, WILD TURKEYS
May 26, 1999
Pesky neighbors. At first, Richard Lipscomb, Lawrence, thought these wild turkeys were amusing. Now the Lipscombs find their messy presence a nuisance; there have been as many as 18 of the birds on the deck at once. Richard Lipscomb submitted the photo. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
D-DAY SCULPTURE SET FOR JOURNEY
May 26, 1999
J-W CARRIER JOB DELIVERS SCHOLARSHIP FOR SENIOR
May 26, 1999
Holding back the tears, Margaret “Liesel” Keel held the slip of paper in her hand that gave her the notice she didn’t think would come. It was the Lawrence Journal-World carrier scholarship, given annually to an outstanding senior who delivers or has delivered the newspaper in the past.
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May 26, 1999
Do the elderly follow the same recommendation stated on the Food Guide Pyramid as other adults? Mary Higgins, K-State Extension specialist in nutrition education, says a modified food guide pyramid for healthy, independent-living, active people 70 years and older has been developed at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston. In an effort to help improve common health problems of people in this age group, the center has modified the original 1992 food guide pyramid.
S TIME TO GET GRILLING
May 26, 1999
Although many cooks have already fired up their grills, a fact easily discernible from the smell of burning charcoal that has been hanging in the air for several weekends now, Memorial Day is something of an official kickoff for the barbecue season. I’m always impressed by the variety of dishes that people prepare over the coals. While steaks, hamburgers and barbecued chicken are still the primary entrees that come off the grill, more cooks now experiment with marinades and sauces and cook vegetables alongside the meat.
MAY 26-100 YEARS AGO
May 26, 1999
IN 1899 On May 26, 1899, the Lawrence World advised those graduating from Lawrence High: “They are going out into the world, are the graduates of the High School, with high ideals and noble aspirations. It is always fashionable to discourage them, but it is not good policy. The world needs them and needs them badly. The injection of education and enthusiasm into affairs is always beneficial. Of course many of them will get tired in the long journey of life, but there never will come a time when any of them will be sorry that they spent so many years in preparation. It takes all the props one can find to hold him up in the battles of life; it takes all the stimulation obtainable to enable him to battle successfully with the questions of life. The students are told that a majority fail. Of course they do. They always will. The only wonder is that so many succeed. There are so many triflers, that do not take life seriously that the wonder is so many succeed. There is room for many young men and women to succeed, there is need for them to do so, there is work for them to do, and although most of them will fail it will be because the seeds of sloth, lack of application, of content with nothing that is within them.”
CHEMISTRY TEACHER NAMED TOP TEACHER AT LAWRENCE HIGH
May 26, 1999
COMMENCEMENT RAINOUT SOUND-OFF
May 26, 1999
I’m curious as to why the 1970 commencement was inside the Allen Fieldhouse. It wasn’t on the list of rainouts that was published in Sunday’s Sound Off column. We again turned to KU’s Office of University Relations — our original source — for the answer to your query. Here’s what Mary Jane Dunlap from that office said:
SERVICE CENTER MEETING SET TONIGHT
May 26, 1999
Meeting today explains service center concept
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR WEDNESDAY
May 26, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.-noon: Health screening for people 60 and older, Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
KU SIGNEE DYER HONORED
May 26, 1999
Zach Dyer, a Kansas University football signee from Olathe South High, has been named the Kansas boys high school athlete of the year by the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. Dyer, an all-state quarterback, also was named the GKCSCF’s scholar-athlete of the year. The Kansas girls honoree is Blue Valley North’s Shahidrah Roberts.
BARNESANDNOBLE.COM WELCOME SUBDUED AFTER STOCK OFFERING
May 26, 1999
The lukewarm reception is more evidence that investors’ appetite for so-called dot.coms is waning. New York — Barnesandno-ble.com’s much-anticipated initial public offering of stock received a subdued welcome Tuesday on Wall Street, the latest sign that the dot.com craze in the stock market may be waning.
HONEYMOON ENDING FOR BLAIR
May 26, 1999
At the beginning of his third year in office, British Prime Minister Tony Blair faces nowhere near the serious problems his friend President Clinton experienced at the same juncture, when Republicans had just recaptured Congress and Dick Morris had yet to introduce Clinton to the tranquilizing effects of “triangulation.” But the honeymoon is ending for New Labor and its charismatic leader.
ROY WILLIAMS PRESS CONF/NOTES
May 26, 1999
Roy Williams believes the glut of early entries into the NBA has worsened the level of play at the professional level.
HOSPITALS FOR MAY 26
May 26, 1999
Births Cindy and Darrell Wyatt, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.
MAY26-40 YEARS AGO
May 26, 1999
The famous Coal Creek Library at Vinland was to be kept open for the summer months by the Vinland Home Demonstration Unit. The library was listed as the oldest in the state of Kansas and every effort was being made to retain and maintain it.
CITY TO ATTACK VICIOUS DOGS
May 26, 1999
LHS SENIORS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS
May 26, 1999
Editor’s note: The Lawrence High School Class of 1999 will graduate Sunday. The graduating seniors have received numerous scholarships and awards. Here is a listing — provided by the school — and a picture of winners of local awards, when possible. Special to the Journal-World
S ART OF THE GRILL
May 26, 1999
For those who want to try something different over the coals this summer, “Weber’s Art of the Grill Cookbook” (Chronicle Books, $35) is filled with recipes for dishes like Thin-crusted Pizza with Chicken, Kalamata Olive and Fontina Cheese and Jalapeño-Citrus Tuna Steaks — all made possible by the grill. Tuscan-Style Artichokes
BLOTTER
May 26, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CITY BUYS FLOOD-PRONE HOME
May 26, 1999
How will the city prevent flooding of a North Lawrence home? By buying it and tearing it down.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR WEDNESDAY
May 26, 1999
Baker shortstop player of year
PEOPLE
May 26, 1999
Allen tools go to charity “Home Improvement” star Tim Allen has come up with the perfect Father’s Day gift: one of his cordless drills.
CITY BRIEFS - CITY DIVES INTO AQUATIC CENTER PROJECT
May 26, 1999
City dives into aquatic center project
MAY26-25 YEARS AGO
May 26, 1999
A public referendum was scheduled for June 26 to request an increase in the mill levy to fund Lawrence school personnel salary increases beyond the current 7 percent and to add to the special education program. The vote package was asking for a rate hike of not less than 1.5 mills.
5-26 SHOULD WIL ANIMALS BE ALLOWED AS PETS?
May 26, 1999
Should wild animals be allowed as pets? Michael Dillard,
LHS NAMES WEDD COACH
May 26, 1999
WOODLING ON WEDD
May 26, 1999
Minutes before the media session that would anoint him as new Lawrence High football coach on Tuesday, Dirk Wedd walked over and hugged Jean Woolard. “I wish he could have been here,” Wedd told her softly. “I wish he could have been here.”
GRILLERS ARE PLAYING WITH FIRE AND LOVING IT
May 26, 1999
Memorial Day is almost here. Gentlemen, start your grills.