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HOW CAN I MAKE A COMPANY STOP CALLING ME?
October 8, 1999
I receive a call almost daily from an outfit that represents itself as Branson Promotions. I have asked repeatedly for them to take my name off their list and not call back but they call back. Do you have any idea what this outfit might be, a number I can reach them at or whom I can contact to stop these calls? Mary Tritsch, spokeswoman for the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, said the consumer protection division hasn’t received any complaints about Branson Promotions. Tritsch suggests that people with specific complaints contact the attorney general’s office at (800) 432-2310. The office will send a complaint form and follow up on any filed complaint, she said.
LAWRENCE ATHLETES SIGN CODE OF CONDUCT
October 8, 1999
Just like in the Shawnee Mission school district, Lawrence high school athletes sign documents promising they will not use alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs. High school codes of conduct are in the news in the wake of a lawsuit filed by a SM Northwest football player against the Shawnee Mission school district. He was removed from the football team without a hearing after allegedly violating the school district code of conduct.
PRAIRIE RESTORATION VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT
October 8, 1999
For the next three weekends, anyone with some energy and an old pair of shoes can help rebuild a prairie. The Kansas Biological Survey is calling for volunteers to help collect seeds from native plants to be relocated at a 156-acre site south of Lawrence’s Eagle Bend Golf Course.
CASTEEL SERVICES
October 8, 1999
Services for Bernice A. Casteel, 89, New Braunfels, Tex., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Casteel died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at her home.
WEST SEVENTH GRADERS TO VOLUNTEER
October 8, 1999
Volunteerism will take on new meaning for 195 seventh-graders pledging to jointly perform 1,000 hours of community service.
OFFICE
October 8, 1999
The results of an investigation into a complaint about out-of-state tags on a car owned by Lawrence public schools Supt. Kathleen Williams have been sent to the Douglas County District Attorney’s office. The complaint, received by the Douglas County Treasurer’s office from Lawrence insurance agent Mark Chaney, concerns the Illinois license plates on Williams’ car. The car is registered in her husband’s name; he currently lives in Chicago and is looking for employment in the Lawrence area.
FORMER KU EMPLOYEE RECEIVES PROBATION
October 8, 1999
A former secretary in the Kansas University Office of Minority Affairs will be on probation for two years and could be forced to repay the university up to $23,000. Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild handed down the sentence for Constance Conboy, 45, Thursday morning. Conboy, of Lawrence, pleaded no contest Sept. 3 to one felony theft and two misdemeanor thefts.
DEATH
October 8, 1999
An autopsy report on the death of Kansas University student whose body was found in August in the Kansas River suggests he might have intentionally drowned himself. Douglas County Coroner Erik Mitchell’s report, however, says that while Jarold Baker drowned, the death cannot be ruled a suicide because of a lack of information.
SCIENTIST SCHEDULED FOR LECTURE SERIES AT KU
October 8, 1999
Scientist scheduled for lecture series at KU
BELCHER, RIVERA HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE ON PSAT
October 8, 1999
Two Lawrence students perform well on LSAT
AWAIT COUT DECISION
October 8, 1999
Two women who were ordered to stop braiding hair at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival might find out by this evening if they can resume their craft this weekend. A Shawnee County District Court judge said during a hearing Thursday that a decision on the matter could come by 5 p.m. today, said the women’s attorney, David Brown of Lawrence.
MOTORIST TICKETED FOR 122 MPH ON I-70
October 8, 1999
Trooper cites motorist for 122-mph speed
JR HIGH ROUNDUP
October 8, 1999
South beat Southwest, 30-12, and West beat Central, 28-8, in city junior high football games Thursday. South’s Brandon McAnderson scored on 8 and 11-yard runs. Chris Fulton and Chris Hultine had TD runs of 21 and 37 yards. Dominick Harrell caught a two-point pass from Brandon Womack and had a conversion run. Fulton had a 2-point run. Bobby Brubacker, Ryan Hyer and Scott Bellinger had interceptions. Webser Nelson and Derek Frink had several tackles for South.
FSHS ATHLETES OF WEEK
October 8, 1999
Kim Heck and Susie Epp Class: Senior and sophomore.
CLOSE
October 8, 1999
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.16; soybeans, $4.42; milo, $1.33; corn, $1.58. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.42; milo, NA; corn, $1.58. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.16; soybeans, $4.47; milo, $1.33; corn, $1.63.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR FRIDAY
October 8, 1999
Consumer borrowing surged in August
CLOSE
October 8, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,537.05
AREA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
October 8, 1999
Jill Dorsey School: Wellsville.
AREA FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
October 8, 1999
Aaron Rose School: Eudora.
AREA PREP GLANCE
October 8, 1999
Columbus (1-4) at Baldwin (2-3) Baldwin had won back-to-back games before stumbling last week in a loss to Prairie View. … Columbus, a Southeast Kansas League member, will make the 3 1/2 hour trip to Baldwin after playing host to the Bulldogs last year. … The Titans’ lone victory is a 20-12 decision over Iola in the second week. … The Titans clobbered the Bulldogs, 45-15, last year.
BLOTTER FOR OCT. 8, 1999
October 8, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
FEMALE STUDENTS CONTINUE TO GET DISTURBING CALLS
October 8, 1999
Female Kansas University students continue to report receiving sexually suggestive calls from an unknown man, but police say recent calls may have been from a copycat caller. Tuesday, KU police began distributing fliers about a man who had called at least 14 women, asking for them by name and then threatening to rape and kill them. The male suspect made the calls between 12:15 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Monday.
BAKER GIFT TO SERVE STUDENTS
October 8, 1999
Having paid for the landscape work at Baker University, a La Jolla, Calif., couple have now committed to building a place to sit and enjoy the view. Elizabeth and James Ferrell will donate $750,000 for an addition to the Harter Student Union that will face the treed campus center, the university has announced.
LONGTIME TOWNSHIP FIRE CHIEF STEPPING DOWN
October 8, 1999
Louie McElhaney will remain with the Wakarusa Township Fire Department through April, but as a firefighter instead of chief.
S STORE IN LAWRENE MALL UNCERTAIN
October 8, 1999
London Fog has filed for bankruptcy protection, leaving the future of its Lawrence outlet store in doubt. The international apparel retailer, under pressure from mounting debts, last week announced a “significant operational and financial restructuring” that included filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
CITY VOLLEYBALL
October 8, 1999
City Results Women’s Power Two — Y2K Ready Or Not 3, Net Spiders 0; Y2K Ready Or Not 3, Wild Bunch 0; Not The Ho Ho’s 2, She Devils 1.
FSHS VOLLEYBALL
October 8, 1999
Free State High’s volleyball team wrapped up its second straight Sunflower League championship on Thursday. The Firebirds improved to 11-0 in the league for the second straight year — not losing a game in league play — by dumping SM West 15-8, 15-3 and Olathe South 15-12, 15-11 at the Olathe South Invitational.
10-8 SHOULD THE U.S. RATIFY THE COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR TEST
October 8, 1999
Should the U.S. ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty? Greg Scott,
CUMMING, MEYER TO JOIN MOORE AT MEDICARE FORUM
October 8, 1999
Medicare forum set for Tuesday
OTTAWA HIGH SCHOOL NAMES THREE TO WALL OF HONOR
October 8, 1999
Ottawa High School is honoring three of its own this week, adding a medical scientist and two business executives to the school’s Wall of Honor. In its third year, the Wall of Honor program has become an annual chance for Ottawa students to see what is possible, said Gary Kuntz, head of the OHS math department and originator of the Wall of Honor program.
POLITICAL MONEY AND INFLUENCE
October 8, 1999
On the eve of this week’s Senate debate on the regulation of political speech, aka campaign finance reform, consider recent remarks by an ardent reformer, John McCain. His main aim is to outlaw “soft money” contributions — money used for purposes other than advocating the election or defeat of particular candidates — to political parties. The Supreme Court says that because political money is essential to political communication, regulation of such money can only be justified by the compelling need to prevent corruption or the appearance thereof. Recently McCain was asked if he or any other Republican he could name has ever been corrupted by the Republican National Committee. He replied:
LHS REACHES 900TH VICTORY IN SCHOOL HISTORY
October 8, 1999
Lawrence High joined select company with two victories at a volleyball quadrangular Thursday at LHS. With victories over Olathe North and Shawnee Mission Northwest, the Lions became the fifth program in the nation to reach the 900-win plateau. LHS rocked Olathe North, 15-2, 15-2, and hung on for a 15-9, 13-15, 15-8 victory over SM Northwest to reach the milestone.
OCT.8 25 YEARS AGO
October 8, 1999
The Kansas University fall semester enrollment on the Lawrence campus passed the 20,000 mark for the first time and exceeded even optimistic earlier estimates by school officials. The combined Fall 1974 total was 22,282 for both the Lawrence and Kansas City (medical center) campuses. The Lawrence figure was 20,395, a 9.2 percent increase over the 18,683 students of the year before. KU officials had predicted a final headcount of 21,898, with 20,173 of them on the Lawrence campus.
WOMEN VOTERS SEEKING AWARD NOMINATIONS
October 8, 1999
Voters group seeks award nominees
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT SURVIVES STRUGGLE
October 8, 1999
and Mark Victor Hansen Patty, the treasure of the story, was Catherine McCarthy’s middle child. Kathleen is her other daughter, and Brian is her son. All were adopted.
PILOT CLUB DONATES FUNDS TO EPILEPSY GROUP
October 8, 1999
Pilot club donates funds to epilepsy group
LAWRENCE HOUSING AUTHORITY RECEIVES FUNDING
October 8, 1999
Housing authority receives funding
SCIENTIST GIVES KU SEAL HIS APPROVAL
October 8, 1999
Stephen Jay Gould encouraged audience members at the Kansas Union to voice their opinions on evolution by voting in the next Kansas State Board of Education election.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR FRIDAY
October 8, 1999
TODAY 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Immunization clinic, Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
AREA GAME OF THE WEEK
October 8, 1999
There has been an extra bounce in the step of Tonganoxie High’s football players this week at practice and for good reason. The Chieftains snapped a 19-game losing streak last week with a 24-0 victory over Basehor-Linwood, Tonganoxie’s first win since knocking off Leavenworth Immaculata, 26-13, Sept. 19, 1997. THS hadn’t shut out an opponent since a 7-0 victory over Immaculata in 1995.
INTERNET - WEB-SPINNING FOR BEGINNERS ONBUDGET
October 8, 1999
Getting your message out on the Web takes a little know-how but there are guides along the way.
CHARLES PERRY HANNAH OBITUARY
October 8, 1999
CHARLES PERRY HANNAH Oskaloosa — Services for Charles Perry Hannah, 88, Manhattan, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa.
EUDORA, WELLSVILLE PLACE SECOND AT CROSS-COUNTRY MEET
October 8, 1999
The top five cross country runners for Eudora High School medaled at their own invitational, but the team could only place second behind Gardner-Edgerton. “We were hoping we could win it,” Eudora coach Dave Durkin said, “but I expected all of them to finish in the top 25. I’m really not displeased with how we ran.”
ONE SITE CLEANED AT PLANT
October 8, 1999
It’s taken five years, but one unit at the old Sunflower Army Ammunitions Plant has been cleaned, officials say.
SEVENTH-GRADE MAY GET INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR
October 8, 1999
The Lawrence school board will be asked to require that seventh-graders get a taste of German, French and/or Spanish in class.
Free State stops SMW
October 8, 1999
Firebirds just wanna have fun. One week after losing to previously winless Shawnee Mission East, Free State High’s football team toppled previously undefeated SM West, 28-7, on Thursday night at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium.
BAKER TO DISPLAY PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
October 8, 1999
Baker to display photographic collection
PRAIRIE DOG WAR TRENCHES BEING DUG
October 8, 1999
What some view as a pest, others say is a vital part of the prairie ecosystem.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR FRIDAY
October 8, 1999
Reiner to visit Iowa again
S PLAY ISWINNER
October 8, 1999
The scripts of Lawrence playwright Chris Nelson are familiar on the city’s stages, but Nelson’s fifth and latest effort, “Writing Love Songs for Holly,” is by far his best. The romantic comedy, a collaborative production of English Alternative Theatre and Card Table Theatre, is a winner. Not only are the characters and action fully developed but the words are crafted with intelligence, wit and precision.
WASHBURN TELEVISION STATION RECEIVES GRANT
October 8, 1999
Washburn TV station receives $125,000 grant
OLD HOME TOWN 100
October 8, 1999
On Oct. 8, 1899, the Lawrence Journal observed: “Vice and immorality are so rampant in the German army that the Emperor and the press have united in an effort to stop the reign of licentiousness and debauchery. In this country when an isolated case of the kind is heard of the whole country demands the punishment of the offender. Those who constantly bewail the degeneracy of the country ought to make a careful note of this.”
HURTING, NOT HELPING
October 8, 1999
To the editor: Hooray for my competitor and friend, Marilyn Bittenbender, for setting the record straight at the Lawrence City Commission meeting Tuesday, concerning creating a policy to utilize the McClure Study as a guide for future development.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TO HOLD TOOTSIE ROLL DAYS
October 8, 1999
Knights to have Tootsie Roll Days
CLOVIS E. LATHROM OBITUARY
October 8, 1999
CLOVIS E. LATHROM Services for Clovis E. Lathrom, 81, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
OKTOBERFEST
October 8, 1999
St. John’s Oktoberfest gives a local Catholic parish the chance to celebrate its German heritage.
LHS BRACES FOR EXPLOSIVE OLATHE SOUTH
October 8, 1999
Haskell Stadium’s scoreboard operator better be in shape and have a calculator handy tonight when Lawrence High plays host to high-scoring Olathe South in the Lions’ homecoming contest. O-South (4-1) averages 51.6 points a game and 419.2 yards of total offense. The Falcons have scored more than 50 points three times and are coming off last week’s 76-16 romp of Leavenworth in which they scored 35 points in the first quarter and led 56-0 at halftime before playing reserves in the second half. Heck, O-South’s lone loss was a 56-45 setback to Free State four weeks ago.
THE HISTORY OF MERGERS
October 8, 1999
What is likely to happen to Sprint-WorldCom in the uncertain year ahead? How many times in recent years have we seen and heard it: There is a merger of various businesses and industries and the first words uttered by officials are to the effect that there will be no change of locations and no big cutbacks or alterations of the personnel structure.
OCT.8 40 YEARS AGO
October 8, 1999
Members of the Alpha Tau Omega social fraternity at Kansas University cleaned up litter along local highways as part of an ongoing public service program here. “From Bow and Arrow to Payroll, a story of American Indians from pre-Haskell Institute days to the late 1950s, was to be the theme of the Haskell Diamond Jubilee Pageant Oct. 24 at the school’s stadium.
HOSPITALS
October 8, 1999
Births Wendy Tatro and Richard McCollum, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.
RELIGION BRIEFS
October 8, 1999
First Church of the Nazarene
A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
October 8, 1999
Two local churches have shared the same address for more than a year.