Archive for Sunday, May 30, 1999

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CALDER PICKETT
May 30, 1999
I’m not sure George Worth is in the mood to have me write about him, but I’m doing so anyway. For a long time I’ve wanted to put into print some facts about George and some opinions, too. He’s one of the best people I know, one of those rare ones who can be called a gentleman. We’ve been friends for a long time, first, as I recall, in the Unitarian Fellowship. We had a minor difference of opinion once about the Pearson Program at KU, but that’s long in the past. One reason that we get along, I guess, is that we’re in accord concerning many social and political questions. I hope that won’t bestir one of those people who think all of us liberals are dangerous so that a letter may show up denouncing George in print.
5-30 SHOULD GAYS AND LESBIANS BE ALLOWED TO ADOPT CHILDREN?
May 30, 1999
Should gays and lesbians be allowed to adopt children? Carla Marrs,
BLOTTER FOR MAY 31
May 30, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
NIGHT POLICE
May 30, 1999
James Grau/Journal-World Photo After a high speed pursuit from the downtownt area to east Lawrence, Lawrence Police Officers, Jim Martin, left, and James White put leg restraints on an assault and battery suspect while his friends wait by the vehicle after midnight, Saturday morning. Weekend nights have always been the busiest and most exciting for Lawrence’s finest, even during the summer with most of the college population gone.
DATEBOOK FOR SUNDAY
May 30, 1999
TODAY 4 p.m.: Lawrence High School graduation ceremonies, Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas University campus.
MILDRED E. (NORTH) NEUSTIFTER OBITUARY
May 30, 1999
MILDRED E. NEUSTIFTER Eudora — Graveside services for Mildred E. (North) Neustifter, 91, Eudora, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, Eudora.
YOUTH TRACK RESULTS
May 30, 1999
Youth Results LTC DEVELOPMENTAL MEET
AGENDA (2) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
May 30, 1999
A public hearing April 29 gave the public a chance to respond to recommendations from the city’s Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) advisory committee. Heading into the hearing, HAND was set to get the most money from the grants: $1.32 million for nine projects. Among them: $445,000 for helping low- to moderate-income residents fix their houses, $200,000 for administration, $100,000 for acquiring property for low-income housing and $10,000 to raze dilapidated properties.
AREA BASEBALL ALL-STARS
May 30, 1999
Area High School KAW VALLEY LEAGUE ALL-STARS
GOLF COURSE TRAFFIC FACES DOG LEG
May 30, 1999
Golfers accustomed to scouring for balls in the rough at Eagle Bend Golf Course are about to get a new challenge. Finding a detour.
AGENDA (1) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
May 30, 1999
Five neighborhood associations, several social-service agencies and nine city programs are slated to share $2 million in federal grants targeted for housing and related programs. The list of 31 projects, programs and organizations recommended to receive grants through housing and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs will be up for approval by Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday night.
ANIMAL CONTROL
May 30, 1999
To the editor: During Tuesday’s city commission meeting, the recent vicious dog attack was confronted. Comments by Mayor Hodges, city staff, and others, implied that the city’s first response will be to expand Lawrence’s “vicious dog ordinance,” to reconsider the existing leash law, and possibly to add a new regulation. One new regulation being considered would require registration for certain breeds of dogs. These steps may help.
AREA SOFTBALL ALL-STARS
May 30, 1999
Area High School KAW VALLEY LEAGUE ALL-STARS
HUNTER EDUCATION PROGRAM
May 30, 1999
In January, Wildlife and Parks announced it was in the planning stages for alternative hunter education courses that might be offered next year. Since that time, there has been much interest in the proposed new course structure, but some confusion, as well.
SUMMER HIRING EXPECTED TO EBB
May 30, 1999
Hiring in Lawrence this summer will be slightly slower than across the state as a whole, according to a new survey, and slower than a year ago. Still, Lawrence-area employers are upbeat about their summertime staffing plans, according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey being released today by Manpower Inc.
KANSAS NORTHERN PIKE
May 30, 1999
Pratt — Northern pike are familiar to anglers who fish the northern United States and Canada. Many Kansas anglers have never seen a pike, but when they do, it’s usually an unforgettable experience.
SAVING MAIN STREET A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN
May 30, 1999
A national program helps cities learn how to advocate for stronger downtowns.
5-31 SHOULD THE ARMY LOWER ITS REQUIREMENTS TO MEET
May 30, 1999
Should the army lower its requirements to meet recruiting goals? Mark Martinez,
PHILLIP W. TRAPP OBITUARY
May 30, 1999
PHILLIP W. TRAPP Berryton — Services for Phillip W. Trapp, 51, Berryton, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery.
NOEL GRIFFIN
May 30, 1999
Graveside services for Noel Griffin, 87, Hesper, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Deay Cemetery in Douglas County. Mr. Griffin died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
AREA TRACK AGATE
May 30, 1999
High School Area Results STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
OUTDOORS BRIEFS
May 30, 1999
Kansas Wildscape chooses Priddle
FISHING REPORT
May 30, 1999
RESERVOIRS CLINTON — Water 68 degrees, murky and 6.9 feet high. Crappie good close to bank and in outlet using sassy shad, jigs and minnows. Walleye fair using jig and nightcrawler on flats. White bass fair on minnows, jigs, sassy shad and roadrunners on dam, and jigs in outlet.
STUDENTS TACKLE TALES OF TUT
May 30, 1999
For five weeks students in Shirley Ball’s sixth-grade social studies class at Schwegler School studied ancient Egypt. Special attention was given to the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb. “The students have a natural fascination with Egypt,” Ball said, “and getting them motivated was not a problem.”
MUMMY DEARESTEXHIBIT OPENS AT NELSON-ATKINS
May 30, 1999
A 2,700-year-old mummy tells museum officials about life in ancient Egypt.
GARDEN SPOT
May 30, 1999
Hard work and a belief that a garden is never really finished have given Traci and Tym Moszeter a new view of paradise.
40 YEARS AGO
May 30, 1999
IN %% 1959 Randy Williams was chosen as the Lawrence High School delegate to the 10th annual United National Pilgrimage for Youth in New York City.
25 YEARS AGO
May 30, 1999
IN %% 1974 The Lawrence City Commission gave initial approval for spending $56,472 to allow development of a drainage ditch in the area of Sixth and Arkansas to pave the way for development in the region.
100 YEARS AGO
May 30, 1999
IN 1899 On May 30, 1899, the Lawrence World wrote of the flowers in profusion on Decoration Day noting the “recent wave of patriotic revival that has swept the country.” The article noted that: “At Mount Oread (Pioneer) cemetery the soldiers’ graves received special attention. There are two hundred veterans whose names are unknown resting in the old cemetery…A monument to the unknown dead has recently been erected in that cemetery.”
MIDNIGHT MADNESS IN DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE
May 30, 1999
Even with university students out of town for the summer, downtown Lawrence is never sleepy on the midnight shift.
HOLIDAY SIGNALS EARLY START OF SUMMER
May 30, 1999
Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but the water’s in the pool, campgrounds at the lake are open and the end of school is near.
ICE SERVICES
May 30, 1999
Services for Mabel Irene Ice, 86, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene, Lawrence. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery, Douglas County. Miss Ice died Friday, May 28, 1999, at Brewster Place, Topeka.
RUMMAGE HOUSE SOUNDOFF
May 30, 1999
What happened to the rummage house that used to be next to St. John’s Church? The Rev. Charles Polifka at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky., said that the building the rummage house was in has been moved, but the rummage house is still operating. It’s in a large space at the corner of 13th and Kentucky, still on the church property. The rummage house is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
JOHNNY D. BUSCH OBITUARY
May 30, 1999
JOHNNY D. BUSCH DeSoto — Memorial services for Johnny D. Busch, 48, DeSoto, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto.
S CURRENT PRICES
May 30, 1999
CURRENT PRICES Current prices are recorded from antique shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the Unites States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions.
CITY TRACK RESULTS
May 30, 1999
City High School Results CLASS 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
DOWNTOWN IS A FRONT DOOR
May 30, 1999
DOWNTOWN A FRONT DOOR For visitors and potential residents, downtown is a community’s front door, said Jeanne Stinson, coordinator of Kansas’ Main Street Program.
AREA GOLF RESULTS
May 30, 1999
Area Results LAKE PERRY CC WOMEN’S CLUB
LOUISIANA GOVERNOR WRAPS RACISM IN HYPOCRISY
May 30, 1999
Racism is impolite in America today. Which is why it so often comes wrapped in hypocrisy. For the latest example, look at Louisiana’s Gov. Mike Foster. By most reports a decent man, Foster grew up wealthy — an inconvenience, given his insistence on presenting himself as a good ol’ boy. Back in 1995, Foster decided he’d like to be governor. But as the campaign began, he found himself bringing up the rear in a three-way battle for the conservative vote — behind even the infamous David Duke.
FREE FISHING DAYS JUNE
May 30, 1999
Whether you’re a novice fisherman or a seasoned angler who just hasn’t had time to fish this year, the Wildlife and Parks will have just what you’re looking next Saturday and Sunday. Those are Free Fishing Days, one of the greatest outdoor entertainment bargains in the state.
LEADERS
May 30, 1999
An American who finds himself far from home as Memorial Day 1999 approaches cannot help but reflect how a new generation of leaders in the United States and Europe, men untested personally in battle, are coping with the challenge of war. Five weeks ago, when the Kosovo hostilities were less than half as old as they are now, five of them — the president of the United States and the prime ministers of Great Britain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands — gathered on a Sunday afternoon at the end of the NATO 50th anniversary summit in Washington to reflect on and celebrate their common approach to the challenges of this new era. They call it the Third Way, denoting a theory of politics, economics and government they would like to think is going to be dominant in the next century.
WHIRLWIND-GARDEN OF EDEN
May 30, 1999
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo The Garden of Eden in Lucas was a must-see for KU faculty on the Whirlwind tour. The limestone cabin and concrete jungle was created by Civil War veteran Samuel P. Dinsmoor and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
SUNDAY WOODLING COLUMN
May 30, 1999
Last I heard, they were going to build an amusement park on the site of the old Sunflower Army Ammunition plant near DeSoto. On a portion of the site, anyway.
SENSE FOR SENIORS
May 30, 1999
Q. I’ve read a little bit about the Older Americans Act. What exactly is it? Do we still need it? How could I support it? A. Enacted by Congress in 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) provides federal funds for state and local social service programs that enable frail and disabled older individuals (60 and above) to remain independent in their communities. Community based services include:
SUNDAY BRIEF
May 30, 1999
Pipe down! If you want to live a long life, put this in your pipe and smoke it.
50 KU FACULTY GAIN WHIRLWIND PERSPECTIVE OF KANSAS
May 30, 1999
From the Garden of Eden to Big Brutus, Kansas University employees sampled some of the most bizarre and awesome sights that the Sunflower State has to offer.
KEHDE COLUMN
May 30, 1999
Four times a year the fishermen in the Kehde clan gather for a day to pursue our favorite quarry — white bass. Sometimes these outings occur at an eastern Kansas waterway, but most of the time they take place at the site of our fishing baptisms — the Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Lake in Missouri.
STOCKS FALL ON UNCERTAINTY
May 30, 1999
STOCKS FALL ON UNCERTAINTY With stocks already near record levels, the threat of inflation — and higher interest rates — along with the prospect of weaker corporate earnings proved more than enough to discourage stock buyers.
OTTAWA RELAY DEFENDS TITLE
May 30, 1999
Jessica Sylvester, Lindsey Dieterich, Kathryn Sylvester and Bridget Morrisey proved to be another winning 4x800-meter relay combination for Ottawa High’s girls track team. The OHS foursome finished in 9 minutes, 45.03 seconds on Saturday at the Class 4A state track and field meet at Cessna Stadium to secure the Cyclones’ fourth consecutive gold in the relay.
AGENDA (3) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
May 30, 1999
* Recognize Carolyn Woodhead, a water technician for the city’s utilities department, for receiving a Kansas Water Environment Assn. award. * Approve appointments as recommended by Mayor Erv Hodges: David K. Henry to the Aviation Advisory Board, and Mary Blythe, Ed Dutton, Glenna Herd, Margaret Hopkins, Katherine Newman and Mike Montgomery to the Douglas County-Lawrence Advocacy Council on Aging.
DEAD ENDS LOSING FAVOR
May 30, 1999
Cul-de-sacs — longtime staples of suburban residential subdivisions — are facing new questions from planners and engineers worried about congestion, traffic speeds and pedestrian convenience.
MOTLEY FOOL
May 30, 1999
ASK THE FOOL Earnings and Assets
EAGLE BEND GOLF RESULTS
May 30, 1999
City Results EAGLE BEND MEN’S CLUB
ROBERT F. MCDONOUGH OBITUARY
May 30, 1999
ROBERT F. MCDONOUGH Services for Robert F. McDonough, 78, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
KOVELS ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING
May 30, 1999
Workplace romance isn’t just a subject for today’s soap operas.
CLASS 6A TRACK (DAY TWO)
May 30, 1999
LHS junior Chris Williams fended off Shawnee Mission Northwest’s John Sumner to capture his second-straight Class 6A title in the 3200-meter run at the state track and field championships.
SRS DEPRIVATIZING SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
May 30, 1999
The contractor who administered privatized drug and alcohol treatment services and SRS officials agree on virtually nothing, not even on who pulled the plug on their contractual relationship.
SOME GRAVES ARE FORGOTTEN
May 30, 1999
On the day that families gather to tend the graves of loved ones and honor those who died in war, many graves are forgotten.
KING TUT - THE CURSE
May 30, 1999
The Curse By Brian Flescher
CITY RESULTS
May 30, 1999
Men’s Friday One: Mike’s Place 17, Tigers 14; Mike’s Place 17, Tigers 13; Fastenal Company 18, Renegades 3; Fastenal Company 19, Renegades 18. Men’s Friday Two: Stuff 23, Almost 30 13; Stuff 19, Almost 30 14; Baldwin Lumber 20, Boomers 16; The Tools 17, Feel D’s 6; Feel D’s 16, The Tools 5; Boomers 25, Baldwin Lumber 17.
BUSINESS BRIEFS FOR SUNDAY
May 30, 1999
Faces and places Jeanine Morton has been promoted to vice president of the trust department at First National Bank of Olathe. The Lawrence resident and Kansas University graduate has been with the bank for 11 years.
KANSAS HIRING
May 30, 1999
KANSAS HIRING Here’s a look at the percentage of employers across Kansas who plan to increase the size of their work force during July, August and September, according to a new survey from Manpower Inc.:
LONG-TERM COMMITMENT KEY TO DOWNTOWN SUCCESS
May 30, 1999
While cities across the nation look for ways to revitalize downtowns, Lawrence’s continues evolving to stay vital.
YOST WINS AGAIN
May 30, 1999
Heidi Yost has a flair for the dramatic. The Perry-Lecompton senior led throughout the triple jump competition on Saturday at the Class 4A state track and field meet until Hugton’s Emilee Hamlin uncorked a 38-feet, 2-inch jump in the final round to take the lead, pressuring the two-time defending state champion.
POOL-GOERS GET COLD SHOWERS
May 30, 1999
Pool-goers face cold showers
BERNARD WARE OBITUARY
May 30, 1999
BERNARD WARE Services for Bernard Ware, 64, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
KU THEATER AND FILM STUDENTS RECEIVE HONORS
May 30, 1999
This year’s Kilty Kane, the highest honor given by University Theatre, is being shared by two graduating Kansas University seniors.
GARDEN CALENDAR
May 30, 1999
Bagworms are beginning to hatch. Most often bagworms are seen on Eastern red cedar and junipers, but can be found on arborvitae, spruce and pine. They also can be found on many species of broadleaf trees and shrubs. The insect hatches from mid-May to mid-June. The newly emerged bagworm is 1 millimeter long, which is hard to see. Within one week the insect is 3 to 4 millimeters long. The young larvae immediately begins to feed and construct a bag around itself. As the insect grows, the bag increases in size and eventually will be large enough to encompass the larvae.