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CLASS 6A TRACK (DAY ONE)
May 29, 1999
Wichita — Jamie Reed took one small step for herself and made one giant leap for Free State High on Friday. Reed cleared 5 feet, 6 inches in the girls high jump during the Class 6A track and field championships at Cessna Stadium to win the first state title — in any sport — in FSHS history.
CITY, AREA TRACK RESULTS
May 29, 1999
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Friday at Cessna Stadium, Wichita
PEGGY LOUISE HUNZIKER OBITUARY
May 29, 1999
PEGGY LOUISE HUNZIKER Services for Peggy Louise Hunziker, 54, Gas, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Union Highland Cemetery, Centropolis.
CLOSE
May 29, 1999
Local markets As of Friday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.44; soybeans, $4.33; milo, $1.64; corn, $1.87. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.33; milo, NA; corn, $1.88. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.49; soybeans, $4.33; milo, $1.64; corn, $1.92.
MILITARY NEWS
May 29, 1999
AIR FORCE AIRMAN Carley A. Johnson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. She is the daughter of William A. and Patricia A. Johnson, Tonganoxie. She is a 1997 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. NAVY SENIOR CHIEF Petty Officer Vernon W. Russell, son of Kathryn Russell, Baldwin, has received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Russell earned the medal for his performance as executive officer at Naval Reserve Commander Fleet Activity Chinhae Detachment 6. Russell, a 1970 graduate of Baldwin High School, now serves at Naval Reserve Center in Kansas City, Mo.
CLUB NOTES
May 29, 1999
AT ITS MAY 18 MEETING, the Jayhawk chapter of The Retired Officer Assn. heard from Lt. Gen. Jerry Rutherford, retired, about his experiences in the logistical buildup for Desert Shield and in the tactical maneuvers that resulted in the American victory in Desert Storm. Rutherford, originally from Joplin, Mo., was commissioned from ROTC at Pittsburg State University. He is a graduate of the Naval Command and Staff College and the Army War College. THE LAWRENCE ACTION CIVITAN CLUB will conduct an informational meeting at noon Tuesday at Caldwell Banker-McGrew Real Estate offices, 15th and Kasold. The club meets at noon on the first Tuesday of each month and at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. All meetings are at the real estate offices.
4-H AND FCE NEWS
May 29, 1999
AT THE MAY 3 meeting of Clinton Eagles 4-H Club, roll call was answered with, “What is your favorite summer sport?” Hannah Norman did a show and share on cats. Levi Oxford did a show and share on goats, and Brad Harrell did a show and share of turkey feathers. The next meeting will be June 7 at the home of Hannah Norman. SUNNY VALLEY EEU met May 13 at Sunnyside School and heard a lesson from Judy Shultz on pest control, “What’s Bugging You.” Karyl Graves was hostess. Club members honored Doris Nottingham’s 50 years of community service as a unit member.
AROUND AND ABOUT
May 29, 1999
JOHN MULVIHILL, Perry is the 12th recipient of the annual Perry Rural and Perry-Lecompton High School Alumni Assn. Scholarship. Mulvihill plans to attend Kansas University in the fall. At Perry-Lecompton High School, his activities and achievements include: National Honor Society, Kaw Excel Program, Kansas University Honors Program, Math Competition Team, Environmental Science Team, PLHS singers, musical productions, cross country, basketball, soccer, track, band, Letterman’s Club, Blue Krew, Point 5 Club, Student Council, Eliminators, homecoming king, scholar-athlete nominee for the Kansas City Star and high school honor roll. He also has been active in 4-H, Camp Adventure and his church. He is the son of Patrick and Victoria Mulvihill, Perry. DAVID HUMBARGER, a freshman at Emporia State University, is among students in language classes honored at a reception for outstanding students.
WEDDINGS
May 29, 1999
Young-Degon Melissa Young and Ron Degon, both of Lawrence, were married May 8 at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Topeka, with the Rev. Francis Krische officiating.
ENGAGEMENTS
May 29, 1999
Hensley-Green Ronda A. Hensley and Eric Green, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
ANNIVERSARIES
May 29, 1999
Freda and Robert Stalkfleet Freda Colleen and Robert Stalkfleet, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 6 at 1505 Oak Hill Ave.
DOROTHY A. NOVO-GRADAC OBITUARY
May 29, 1999
DOROTHY A. NOVO-GRADAC Basehor — Graveside services for Dorothy A. Novo-Gradac, 89, Basehor, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Holy Angels Cemetery.
MCLOUTH NOTES
May 29, 1999
Wilma Trudell, Gerri King, Ruth Rangaard, Helen Sample, Maxine Voelker, Bessie Dyche and Myrtice Fuqua attended a tea on April 30 at the Jarbalo United Methodist Church. *
APPRAISAL COMPLAINT
May 29, 1999
To the editor: I read the K. Blackwood article in the paper about the property owners being more satisfied with the values assigned by the county than in years past. And I disagree.
MABEL ICE OBITUARY
May 29, 1999
MABEL ICE Topeka — Services for Mabel Ice, 86, Topeka, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR SATURDAY
May 29, 1999
Ex-Firebird signs Jorde Matthews, a second-team All-Sunflower League soccer selection at Free State High, has signed a scholarship agreement with Johnson County Community College. Matthews was a midfielder and defender for the Firebirds.
ROBERTSON ON INACTIVE LIST
May 29, 1999
Former Kansas University shooting guard Ryan Robertson has been placed on the inactive list by the Kansas Cagerz. Robertson, a 6-foot-5 guard from St. Charles, Mo., is in Chicago this weekend working out for NBA representatives.
KU PROFESSORS GRANTED TENUREPROMOTIONS
May 29, 1999
The changes were recently approved by university officials regarding the status of faculty members.
EIGHT-HOUR SHIFT SOUNDOFF
May 29, 1999
How many breaks and for how long is an employee supposed to get during an eight-hour shift? What happens, for example, at a convenience store when there’s only one employee on? “It’s kind of a case-by-case basis,” said Stacey Herman, communications director at the Kansas Department of Human Resources. “It really depends on what the employer and the employee have worked out in terms of the conditions of the employment.”
BLOTTER
May 29, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SATURDAY DATEBOOK
May 29, 1999
TODAY 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Farmers’ Market, city parking lot in the 1000 block of Vermont.
KLAN KILLER FACES YEARS IN JAIL DESPITE APPEAL
May 29, 1999
The state Supreme Court partially affirmed an appeal by Lawrence Klan killer Michael Wilkins. But he still has at least 20 years to serve.
HALLS NO LONGER ALIVE WITH SOUND OF SENIORS
May 29, 1999
Having the seniors leave early gives the remaining students at Lawrence high schools an opportunity to get a taste of what next year will be like.
POOL TO OPEN WITH BIG SPLASH FOR NEW FOUNTAIN
May 29, 1999
It appears as though some of the fun inside the Lawrence Aquatics Center has splashed onto the wall of the building outside in the form of a new fountain. The blue and aqua tiles of the fountain appear to be splashing the walls of the building much the way a 10-year-old boy might splash his sister in the pool.
MAX MCCLURE OBITUARY
May 29, 1999
MAX MCCLURE Graveside services for Max McClure, 86, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery.
100 YEARS AGO
May 29, 1999
IN 1899 On May 29, 1899, the Lawrence World editorialized: “A suggestion is made to have a perpetual celebration society organized in this city. So many important events slip by without due recognition that patriots have become alarmed and have set about to perfect this new organization to celebrate everything that comes along. There is a base report out that the drinking clubs do all that is necessary in this line, but the demand is for higher standards and the attempt to foist the drinking clubs as representative will be futile.”
CITATIONS COMMON TO DOG OWNER
May 29, 1999
Getting a citation for letting animals run loose is not a new phenomenon to a Lawrence woman recently arrested after city officials decided to take action against vicious dogs. Four of the seven warrants police arrested Jessica Renee Brockman on this week pertain to initial charges of having animals at large, according to municipal court records released Friday.
LAWRENCE SENIORS TARGETED IN SCAM
May 29, 1999
Common sense is the best safeguard against bogus telephone solicitations, police say.
SCOUTING NEWS
May 29, 1999
THE CUBS IN CAMELOT day camp is set for June 7 through 11 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. A larger number of Cub Scouts than anticipated are planning to attend, so more staff and parent volunteers are needed. If a sufficient number of volunteers are not found, programs will be cut. To volunteer, call Danny LeRow, director, 542-2362, or Vanessa Russell, 842-4344. FIRST-GRADE Brownie Troop 454 of St. John School has earned six Try-It badges this year: Girl Scout Ways; Cookies Count; Manners, Caring and Sharing; Dancercize; and Colors; and Shapes. Some of the girls attended the Spring Fling at Hidden Valley camp. The girls are Caitlin Beasley, Shannon Bergin, Stephanie Crandon, Lauren Crider, Katie Ice, MacKenzie Lown, Brittany Mailand, Mariah Morris, Meghan Nutter, Rebbecca O’Brien, Abbie Ramos, Nadia Scruggs, Katie Smith, Taylor Stephens and Chloe Wake.
EAGLE SCOUTS
May 29, 1999
ANDY McKENZIE received the rank of Eagle Scout from Troop 59 at a Court of Honor Thursday night at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center. McKenzie has been a member of Troop 59, which meets at First Presbyterian Church, since 1993. He is a junior at Free State High School and a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center. McKenzie began his involvement in scouting as a second-grader as a member of Cub Scout Pack 3053 at Hillcrest School. He was a member of Pack 3053 for four years, achieving the Webelos rank and the Arrow of Light award.
MOORE HEARS CRY FOR MEDICAL FUNDS
May 29, 1999
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., has joined other lawmakers in looking at budget cuts affecting agencies like the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. that provide home health care.
SATURDAY COLUMN
May 29, 1999
All major college athletic directors, coaches, chancellors and alumni supporters should be following what is going on at the University of Minnesota. What’s going on at this once-proud school is a real-life example of what not to do in the field of collegiate athletics. Several months ago, a couple of academic tutors employed by the school’s athletic department went public with claims that they had written, or helped write, more than 400 papers and reports for various basketball and football players.
BUDGETING FLAW ALLOWS LAND GRAB
May 29, 1999
It was late in last fall’s congressional session and Congress was trying desperately to pass an omnibus budget bill to fund the government for another year. Several budgetary deadlines had already passed, and congressional elections were just around the corner. Time was tight. That’s when Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., went to work. Inserted into the 40-pound, 3,800-page omnibus spending bill was an innocuous measure informally called the mitigation title of the Water Resources Development Act.
MS WALK RAISES OVER $15,000
May 29, 1999
MS Walk fund-raiser takes in $17,300
AREA TRACK
May 29, 1999
Wellsville’s Jason Bell set a Class 3A state meet record with his win in the pole vault.
BORN TO BE INBARN
May 29, 1999
An exacting project moved two barns across the country and cost about $5 million.
25 YEARS AGO
May 29, 1999
IN 1974 Marvin A. Harder, an administrative assistant to Kansas Gov. Robert Docking, was to join the Kansas University faculty as a professor of political science and director of KU’s new public management program for state employees.
SOCIAL CALENDAR
May 29, 1999
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold.
40 YEARS AGO
May 29, 1999
IN %% 1959 Characteristics that generally mark a person with a high “SA-Q” were outlined to the Lawrence High graduating class by James Hazlett, superintendent of Kansas City, Mo., public schools. He disguised the meaning of the term for more than half his address, then revealed the qualities that characterized people with high “self-actualizing quotients.”
ORDINANCE
May 29, 1999
To: City Manager Mike Wildgen From: David Corliss, Director of Legal Services
CITY EYES BAD DOG LAW
May 29, 1999
A proposed ordinance would ban new pit bulls and require existing pit bulls — and any other “dangerous dogs” — be injected with identification microchips and kept in locked pens.
LAURA MAE LEWIS OBITUARY
May 29, 1999
LAURA MAE LEWIS Wichita — Services for Laura Mae Lewis, 67, Wichita, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Baptist Church, Wichita.
COLLEGE CONSOLIDATION
May 29, 1999
The merger of a community college with a state university may be the start of a favorable trend for higher education in Kansas. If the merging of Pratt Community College with Fort Hays State University is the beginning of a statewide consolidation trend, the higher education bill passed by the Kansas Legislature earlier this year may, indeed, serve at least one worthwhile purpose.
ORDINANCE (TEXT)
May 29, 1999
DRAFT (5/27/99) ORDINANCE NO. 7093
HOSPITALS FOR MAY 30
May 29, 1999
Births Pedro Gonzales and Ushla Majel, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
CITY PREP NOTEBOOK
May 29, 1999
City high school fans will receive a double dose of football on Friday, Oct. 22. Lawrence High and Free State are both scheduled on the same day at Haskell Stadium.
CLOSE
May 29, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,559.74
END THE EXEMPTION
May 29, 1999
The 5-acre exemption from zoning and planning requirements no longer is serving its intended purpose in areas close to Lawrence. Douglas County commissioners should accept the planning commission’s recommendation to do away with the “5-acre exemption” for land that is close to Lawrence.
5-29 WOULD YOU BE MORE LIKELY TO VOTE IF YOU COULD MAIL IN
May 29, 1999
Would you be more likely to vote if you could mail in your ballot? Elwyn Luber,
SOMBER REMINDER
May 29, 1999
No one has paid a greater price for America’s freedom than the veterans we will honor today. In neighborhoods throughout our county, as in others all across the land, flags adorn homes to mark the occasion begun as Decoration Day to honor the nation’s war dead. Here and there the odd flag flies, older, faded, of a size not available from stores, a flag that perhaps once draped a serviceman’s coffin.
IT WAS ALMOST CURTAINS FOR ACTOR, BUT SHOW WENT ON
May 29, 1999
A local actor didn’t let a potentially fatal accident sideline him during a recent Lawrence Community Theatre production.
MIDWEST GEARS UP FOR HOLIDAY
May 29, 1999
The campgrounds are filling up and the weekend looks dry, at least until Sunday night.