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SPOTLIGHT ON SCIENCE AT KU
September 2, 1999
The recent state Board of Education decision to downplay the teaching of evolution in public schools has many thinking the Kansas welcome mat for science has been put away. But several planned events at Kansas University show regard for science and science teaching remains alive and well.
KU MULLS $500 MILLION CAMPAIGN
September 2, 1999
Kansas University and the KU Endowment Association have hired the same company that helped prepare Campaign Kansas to lay the groundwork for the new capital campaign.
EUDORA LIBRARY BOARD EXPLORES NEW DISTRICT
September 2, 1999
Eudora Public Library board members are considering pursuing a library district and breaking from Eudora Township, through which they now operate. “It may be time to look at our options,” said Bickell Lund, library board president.
WORKERS CUT PHONE LINES AT BAKER
September 2, 1999
Telephone service to three buildings at Baker University was partially restored Wednesday, after construction workers cut telephone lines with a backhoe a day earlier. Baker spokesman John Fuller said telephone lines to the administration building, library and another building that houses classrooms were cut. More than 100 extensions were affected, he said.
AUTHORITIES WORK ROLLOVERSCOLLISION
September 2, 1999
Several accidents within an hour Wednesday kept authorities busy.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION BRIEFS
September 2, 1999
Lone Star Lake will get repair
WILBUR H. KRISTENSON OBITUARY
September 2, 1999
WILBUR H. KRISTENSON Ottawa — Services for Wilbur H. Kristenson, 97, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Dengel & Son Mortuary. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.
ALLIEDSIGNAL APPROVES HONEYWELL ACQUISITION
September 2, 1999
J-W Staff Reports New York — AlliedSignal Inc. shareholders on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved the company’s purchase of Honeywell Inc., a $14.9 billion deal that creates an avionics products powerhouse with combined annual sales of $25 billion.
LAKES AND CENEX IN JOINT VENTURE
September 2, 1999
Three agronomy leaders are joining forces, as Farmland Industries Inc. and Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives continue to move toward a merger.
LIFE LESSONS
September 2, 1999
To the editor: As the parent of a high school student, I am extremely disturbed and disappointed to learn from the pages of the Lawrence Journal-World the details of Stan Roth’s abrupt departure from his position as biology instructor at Lawrence Free State High School.
BEST BETS
September 2, 1999
with pix of ronnie dawson in thurs d, mgs3 TODAY
VIDEO CLIPS
September 2, 1999
Go Starring Desmond Askew, William Fichtner, J.E. Freeman, Katie Holmes and Taye Diggs. Three interconnecting, overlapping story lines play out in this trippy, funny, occasionally unsettling descent into the culture of raves, drugs and disaffected teens. R.
TOP MOVIES
September 2, 1999
Here are the nation’s top movies based on box-office totals from last weekend. Top movies
WEB SITES
September 2, 1999
New Web site opens for musicians
OZ SOUNDOFF 1
September 2, 1999
The Oz Park projections plan for 3.2 million visitors annually. How many people visit Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun each year? The operators of Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun do not make their attendance figures public. The industry trade magazine “Amusement Business” estimated Worlds of Fun attendance at 1.2 million in 1998 and Oceans of Fun attendance at 200,000.
CORRECTION FOR THURSDAY
September 2, 1999
A story in Wednesday’s Journal-World about a Baldwin City Council member resigning contained incorrect information. Jennie Washburn, an insurance agent in Lawrence, resigned from the council because of personal and family responsibilities. Washburn was a write-in candidate for the council in 1995. *
PAYLESS SUSPECT CAUGHT IN KC
September 2, 1999
J-W Staff Reports The man accused of robbing a Lawrence shoe store and raping a clerk there in July was arrested late Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo., police say.
LHS STUDENT GETS PERFECT ACT SCORE
September 2, 1999
A Lawrence High student who wants to be a computer scientist obtained the highest score possible on the ACT college-entrance exam.
COMING UP
September 2, 1999
Sept. 17 Hot Club of Cowtown, with Don Walser, City Market, Fifth and Walnut, Kansas City, Mo.
CLICK AND CLACK
September 2, 1999
Dear Tom and Ray: My car has spots of rust. Please teach me the best way to treat it. I’ve retouched it, but it continues to spread. A friend told me to sand off the rust and then retouch it. I think that only created scratches. Next thing I was told was to put a dab of wax over the rust. That just seemed to collect water and make it worse. Now another guy just tells me “body shop, body shop!” The spots are still small. Is there any way for me to fix this without taking it to the body shop? — Chika
EXTRA POWER TO COST BALDWIN USERS
September 2, 1999
The high cost of electricity Baldwin had to purchase this summer will be passed on to customers over the next year, according to a proposal.
S HEADLINE SPIRITFEST
September 2, 1999
The 1999 Kansas City SpiritFest will be held Friday through Sunday at the Liberty Memorial in Penn Valley Park, 26th and Main. The festival will feature three stages of musical acts, an arts and crafts fair, food vendors, children’s activities and a Wind Wizards demonstration.
SCRIPT-IN-HAND READINGS SPOOF THEATRICAL MASTERPIECES
September 2, 1999
English Alternative Theatre will present six scripts that poke fun at the theater and theatrical masterpieces.
LIVE MUSIC VENUE COMES TO WEST LAWRENCE
September 2, 1999
Jupiter Deli and Bar is offering musicians a place to play away from the downtown scene.
WORK
September 2, 1999
“The Art of Work, the Work of Art,” the second annual Labor Day Festival presented by the Kansas University department of theater and film’s Performance Resource Center and Laboratory, will feature “Migrant ImagiNations,” a workshop performance by Anita Gonzalez and Wanjiru Kamuyu. The show will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 10 and 11 in Inge Theatre in Murphy Hall.
HARPIST TAKES ON NEW PERSONA FOR REN FEST
September 2, 1999
A Lawrence musician becomes Lady Pamela each year at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
40 YEARS AGO
September 2, 1999
Latest population figures released by the Kansas Board of Agriculture showed that Lawrence still rated as the sixth largest city in the state while Douglas County stood No. 12 among the counties. The state population was listed at 2,115,441. Wichita, Kansas City, Topeka, Salina and Hutchinson were ahead of Lawrence. Lawrence’s permanent population was listed at 24,492 but “permanent” student totals pushed it well beyond 30,000. The state census did not include student totals. The city had been gaining about 600 permanent residents per year for recent times. The Douglas County population was listed at 35,029, a gain of 585 over the total of the previous year. Lawrence city school enrollment radched a record high of 5,328 for the fall semester, a gain of 372 over the total for the previous year.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR THURSDAY
September 2, 1999
TODAY 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Farmers’ Market, city parking lot in the 1000 block of Vermont.
25 YEARS AGO
September 2, 1999
The Blackbird, a U.S. spy jet plane, soared across the Atlantic Ocean in less than two hours, more than hour faster than any previous crossing. The Lockheed Sr71 went a distance of 3,490 miles in 1 hour, 55 minutes and 42 seconds. Flying as high as 15 miles, it averaged 1,817 miles an hour. The feat was one of the bright spots of a drab local Labor Day period when temperatures never went beyond the 50s and intermittent rain fell. Anna Olinter said she “just can’t understand” all the fuss about her age, 102 years and five months, as she was honored in a local ceremony featuring greetings from friends. She was the subject of a number of articles in national publications and said “I don’t know why I could possibly be that important except I’ve been around for quite a while.”
OLD HOME TOWN 100
September 2, 1999
On Sept. 2, 1899, the Lawrence World stated: “While some of the corn stories are perhaps slightly exaggerated, there is one peculiarity about this year’s crop, everybody has it, it makes no difference how the corn was planted, whether plowed one, two, or three times, or not at all, the corn is good everywhere. Everybody in Kansas talks about corn, corn is the usual topic. Corn starts the conversation on the ears. Corn stalks are stacked up at the station doors to show the travelers what immense corn that particular locality has raised.”
GRIEVING HASKELL STUDENTS BACK ALCOHOL POLICY
September 2, 1999
Haskell administrators will continue to focus on alcohol-abuse prevention programs following a weekend accident that killed three students.
THURSDAY WOODLING COLUMN
September 2, 1999
Sumptuous are the scholarship suites. Massive is the media level. Panoramic is the view from the photo deck. Yes, the nearly complete press box on the west side of Memorial Stadium is a crown jewel that makes Mount Oread even more majestic.
TONGANOXIE WOMAN KILLED IN ACCIDENT
September 2, 1999
Accident claims life of Tonganoxie woman
BEST BETS
September 2, 1999
1) Musical celebration Kansas City SpiritFest,
COLLEGES PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
September 2, 1999
The college football season began before most college classes did. First things first. There is a plan — adored by fans, but not yet by university officials and officials of athletic conferences — to extend the season with a 16-team playoff culminating in a national championship game that promoters say, not convincingly, would generate $3 billion over eight years. Fan interest, measured by television audiences, in post-season bowl games has declined over the last decade, while college basketball’s playoff — “March Madness” — has become so successful that the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. is reportedly negotiating a $3 billion to $4 billion (the number of years is unsettled) extension of its current seven-year, $1.73 billion contract with CBS.
HOSPITALS
September 2, 1999
Births Sherita L. Coleman, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
TWINE AND DINE - CAWKER CITY CAFE FOR SALE FOR RIGHT WORDS
September 2, 1999
Whoever wins this essay contest gets the keys to The Northside Cafe in Cawker City, a town in north-central Kansas that’s home to the world’s largest ball of twine.
CLOSE
September 2, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,937.88
CLOSE
September 2, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.35; soybeans, $4.44; milo, $1.46; corn, $1.74. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.44; milo, NA; corn, $1.74. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.35; soybeans, $4.44; milo, $1.46; corn, $1.74.
9-2 DO YOU CARE IF ALL BEANIE BABIES ARE RETIRED AT THE END
September 2, 1999
Do you care if all Beanie Babies are retired at the end of the year? Ray Reed,
GROWERS REAP BUMPER APPLE CROP
September 2, 1999
Warm weather this spring means local growers will have plenty of apples to sell during the next couple of months.
K-10 SOLUTION REACHED
September 2, 1999
Douglas County officials believe they have found a solution to a highway access controversy in southeast Lawrence.
VOTE ON OZ TAX BREAKS POSTPONED
September 2, 1999
An agency that would issue $270 million in bonds says significant issues remain unresolved about a proposed theme park and resort near DeSoto.
SUV SALES CONTINUE STRONG
September 2, 1999
Car buyers in record numbers like sport-utility vehicles for their versatility.
FRAGILE WESTERN-KCPL MERGER HARMS CREDIT RATINGS
September 2, 1999
Western Resources’ credit ratings are being downgraded, partly because of concerns over the viability of a long-proposed deal with KCPL.
HERSH SERVICES
September 2, 1999
Memorial services for Robert Tweed Hersh, 71, Lawrence, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery. Mr. Hersh died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ABOVE AND BEYOND
September 2, 1999
To the editor: Praise is in order for the courageous and caring men and women of the Lawrence Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical, the Emergency Medical Services and the KU Medical Center Lifelight helicopter team for the outstanding job that they did in managing the tragic and horrific vehicular accident that occurred early Sunday morning.
CALENDAR
September 2, 1999
LAWRENCE American Legion
MOVIES
September 2, 1999
These movies are showing at local theaters this weekend. Check daily listings for show times. Capsule reviews are from wire services and staff reports. Outside Providence
KU SAFETIES, ERB ON SPOT TO STOP RUN
September 2, 1999
Kansas University’s football safeties are on the spot, and none is more under the gun than senior Greg Erb. Erb, a 6-foot, 195-pounder from Lawrence, has to play both free and strong safety spots for the Jayhawks this season in order for KU to rotate in junior college transfers Kareem High, a 6-foot, 200-pounder from Navarro (Texas) Junior College, and Carl Nesmith, a 6-3, 215-pounder from Butler County CC.
YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS FIND DEPTH, INTEREST IN ODD PLACE
September 2, 1999
A photography workshop for youths teaches them to find a good subject, get close — and wait for the right moment.
MAKE-BELIEVE BANDS
September 2, 1999
Who would make your all-star band?
RON R. ROSS OBITUARY
September 2, 1999
RON R. ROSS Services for Ron R. Ross, 50, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, Horton. Burial will be in Horton Cemetery.
APPLE PICKING TIME
September 2, 1999
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo Being the first in line to get her apples Lucy Breitensteine of Topeka, left jokes with Donna Taylor, at Taylor’s Orchard 3 miles west of Stull as Gayla’s are ready.
TEEN CRITICIZES FOSTER CARE
September 2, 1999
A Lawrence teen-ager shares her experiences in foster care system.
CITY SOFTBALL
September 2, 1999
City Results Men’s Seven — A.D.I. 25, Bullwinkles 9; Tornados 14-12, Crown Cherovlet 10-2; Lawrence Plumbing Co. 14, Cyclones 4.
SENATOR TO VISIT LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
September 2, 1999
Senator to visit Lawrence schools
EDYTHE KATHRYN PILKINGTON OBITUARY
September 2, 1999
EDYTHE KATHRYN PILKINGTON Services for Edythe Kathryn Pilkington, 90, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, Parsons. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Parsons.
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
September 2, 1999
Cuyler Binion, KU student,
KU FRESHMAN PLAYS AT LILITH
September 2, 1999
KU freshman gets to play at Lilith Victoria White, whose debut album, “Live Near Lawrence” will be released in October, was invited to perform with the Lilith Fair headliners.
BLOTTER
September 2, 1999
Law enforcement report Condition reports
THE MAG: JUPITER BOX
September 2, 1999
MULTI-TALENTED MUSICIAN Who: Folk singer-instrumentalist Don Conoscenti.
THE MAG: PAPERBACK CAPSULES
September 2, 1999
Sunset Limited James Lee Burke
AUTO BRIEFS
September 2, 1999
Legacy sales lead Subaru to record
WEIRD NEWS
September 2, 1999
No habla English? The city commission of the border town of El Cenizo, Tex., voted in August to establish Spanish as the town’s official language and to prohibit municipal employees, under penalty of firing, from cooperating with the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service on undocumented aliens. Mayor Rafael Rodriguez has acknowledged that he entered the United States illegally many years ago (though he is now a citizen).
THE MAG: DITCH THE REMAKES AND GO ORIGINAL
September 2, 1999
Musicians need to put on their creative hats and write more original songs. Rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t have a rule book, but maybe it should.
HONESTY THE BEST POLICY
September 2, 1999
One lie often leads to others, as several public leaders have learned in recent years. What does it take to get people to realize the importance of telling the truth?
NEWER CD REVIEWS
September 2, 1999
Dark Side of the Spoon Ministry