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AMTRAK STATION
September 4, 1999
To the editor: Mr. Phil Wilke’s article (The Mag, Aug. 26, 1999) prompts this Amtrak rider’s comment. My wife and I travel on Amtrak from Lawrence’s Seventh and New Jersey streets station to both east and west coasts each year. We always phone Amtrak’s customer service number (800-USA-RAIL) for the latest Lawrence arrival times (prior to retiring for the evening, as both east and west trains have Lawrence scheduled arrivals during the night). I have been reluctant to address the lack of station amenities as outlined in the article (Mr. Wilke did not mention the lack of Amtrak’s checked baggage service found at many stations) for fear that Amtrak will close Lawrence’s station, forcing travelers to drive to Topeka or Kansas City for rail passenger service. Perhaps after we as a community have dealt with the Lawrence Arts Center relocation and the Hobbs Park Memorial project in East Lawrence, we will address the current Amtrak depot located in the 1950s vintage Santa Fe Railway Depot with featured lobby murals for a renovation project similar to the former Union Pacific Depot in North Lawrence (mentioned as the “on-time” route in the writer’s article).
MERCANTILE ADDS SENIOR MANAGER TO TEAM
September 4, 1999
Lawrence’s largest bank is getting a new employee to help it grow even larger. Joan Golden starts Tuesday as senior vice president-development for Mercantile Bank-Lawrence. She will be responsible for handling activities intended to promote the company’s growth and attract new business.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR SATURDAY
September 4, 1999
TODAY 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Farmers’ Market, city parking lot in the 1000 block of Vermont.
BLOTTER
September 4, 1999
Law enforcement report Police reports
LHS-SM NORTH FOOTBALL STATS
September 4, 1999
TEAM STATISTICS SMN LHS
WYCOFF ARRESTED IN TEXAS
September 4, 1999
Three people featured in a Crime Stoppers program have been arrested recently.
MCINTYRE FACES FEDERAL CHARGES
September 4, 1999
Federal authorities filed armed robbery charges against accused robber and rapist Terry McIntyre last week, several days before his arrest Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. On Aug. 27, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas City, Kan., filed charges of robbery and possessing a handgun during the commission of a felony for a July 2 incident at Payless ShoeSource, 3231 Iowa. Those charges could change pending discussions between Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney Tonkovich and federal prosecutors over what state charges should be filed in Douglas County District Court.
FORMER KU EMPLOYEE PLEADS IN THEFT CASE
September 4, 1999
A former secretary in the Kansas University Office of Minority Affairs accused of misappropriating funds to buy shoes and computers will have to repay the university but probably won’t spend any time in prison. Constance Conboy, 45, on Friday morning pleaded no contest to two counts of misdemeanor theft and one county of felony theft. Douglas County Assistant Dist. Atty. Jerry Little said that, in return for the plea, Conboy agreed to make restitution. The amount hasn’t been determined, but Little said it probably will be about $20,000.
LOCAL BRIEFS
September 4, 1999
KU volleyball team dumps UMBC
EMPLOYEES EVACUATED AFTER SMOKE SCARE AT CITY HALL
September 4, 1999
Smoke from smoldering roofing material set off fire alarms Friday afternoon and caused evacuation of city hall.
TURNPIKE WORK DONE TO TOPEKA, NOT TO KC
September 4, 1999
Drivers heading to Topeka on the Kansas Turnpike won’t be seeing orange for a few months, but those heading to Kansas City will. The construction between Lawrence and Topeka is finished for the year, and all four lanes are open once again.
WATER SUPPLY GETS CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH
September 4, 1999
A pamphlet being mailed with monthly water bills answers questions about the source and quality of Lawrence’s drinking water.
LAWRENCE MAN GETS REPLACEMENT PURPLE HEART
September 4, 1999
A Lawrence Vietnam veteran was glad to get a replacement for a medal lost in a fire.
CORN HARVEST
September 4, 1999
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo With his hopper full of corn Jeff Thomas, who works for Pine Family Farms heads across a field of corn near the Lawrence Airport, to empty it in a waiting hopper cart late Friday afternoon in the 90 degree temperatures making harvest just right.
CLOSE
September 4, 1999
Local markets As of Friday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.40; soybeans, $4.53; milo, $1.47; corn, $1.75. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.53; milo, NA; corn, $1.75. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.40; soybeans, $4.53; milo, $1.47; corn, $1.75.
OLD HOME TOWN 100
September 4, 1999
On Sept. 4, 1899, the Lawrence World noted: “At last the Kansas soldiers are enroute home. It is not because Kansas is unpatriotic that the boys were wanted home but because it was felt that they had done fighting enough for one regiment. The twentieth Kansas has had the brunt of the battles, has been four months on the firing line and when they get home they will receive such a welcome as will reverberate for years.”
SEPT4-40
September 4, 1999
September was regarded as the peak of the “polio season” and the importance of the revolutionary Salk vaccine protection for everyone under age 50 was stressed by Dr. Ralph Reed, acting director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. Nearby Kansas City had registered nearly 100 polio cases in 1959 with eight fatalities, but there still was no report of a case in Douglas County. Reed said the Salk vaccine and its implementation had played the key role in the favorable local status. Evidence was that Bert Coan, a stellar freshman football halfback at TCU, was considering transferring to Kansas to play under coach Jack Mitchell. TCU confirmed that Coan had indicated he might relocate. Mitchell said he was pleased to hear the news. If he moved, Coan, a 6-4, 215-pound speedster, would be eligible for the 1960 season here after sitting out one year at Kansas.
LHS CROSS COUNTRY GLANCE
September 4, 1999
Roster BOYS
ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
September 4, 1999
Ross-Mardis Rebecca J. Ross and Eric S. Mardis, Lawrence, together with their parents, announce their engagement.
SCOUTING NEWS
September 4, 1999
NEARLY ALL LAWRENCE SCHOOLS are having School Nights for Scouting early this month, at which time all boys may sign on to become Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts or Webelos. Boys and their families who have questions about joining Scouting should contact their schools or the new district executive, Ralf Emerson, (800) 776-1110. Boys who are of Boy Scout age may contact the troops directly for membership information. Although fall may be the best and easiest time for joining Scouting, membership is open year-round for all program levels. Contact the district executive at the Heart Of America Council office for information. THE ANNUAL Friends of Scouting Family Campaign will be under way soon. Chairman John Scarffe, assisted by other Scouters, will be visiting Boy Scout troops when they have their fall Courts of Honor. They will be visiting Cub packs next spring during the annual February Blue and Gold banquets which celebrate Scouting’s anniversary. The Friends of Scouting donations are one of many ways that help finance the Scouting Movement.
4-H AND FCE NEWS
September 4, 1999
THE JUNE MEETING of the Jayhawk 4-H club was called to order by junior president Casey Davis at the Frost family home. Twenty members were present. Jared Chalender was a guest. Bridget Falley demonstrated how to make apple dumplings and shared the results with the club. Tristan Moody gave a presentation on his model B2 Bomber. Sterling Moody gave a talk on how to prepare for a piano solo for club days. Paul Bireta demonstrated how to make a wooden box. Kyle Shirk gave a talk on how to take care of a bucket calf. The Jayhawk 4-H club held its club tour prior to its July 12 meeting at the Nunemaker home. Bridget Falley led the club in singing “Jingle Bells.” Clinton Shirk gave a presentation on his arts and crafts project.
PINE SERVICES
September 4, 1999
Services for Leta B. Pine, 83, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Pine died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at Cooper Nursing Home, Lawrence.
WAKE UPFOLKS!
September 4, 1999
To the editor: This week, my family is moving across the country, and judging by the stuff happening in Kansas’ education system, we’re leaving none too soon.
WRECK SOUNDOFF
September 4, 1999
Was there a head-on collision July 4 out by the new jail? If so, were any citations issued? Yes, there was a two-car wreck about 2 a.m. on July 4, according to Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson. It happened near the intersection of North 1300 and East 1700 roads.
AGRICULTURAL CENTER TO HOST SHEEP FEST
September 4, 1999
Agricultural center offers Sheep Fest
KU STUDENTS CHOOSE MODERATION OVER ANIMAL HOUSE
September 4, 1999
Two-thirds of KU students are moderate drinkers, according to a survey.
BALDWIN FOOTBALL
September 4, 1999
Baldwin lost two fumbles late, and Paola capitalized for a victory over the Bulldogs in the football opener for both schools.
CHIEFS CLOSE ON CHARGERS AT PRESS TIME
September 4, 1999
Rashaan Sheehe scored on two five-yard touchdown runs in the third quarter and Mike Cloud recorded his first preseason touchdown in the fourth as the Kansas City Chiefs tried to rally past the San Diego Chargers in the NFL preseason finale for both teams early this morning. At press time, the Chiefs trailed, 27-24, in the fourth quarter.
LHS STARTERS
September 4, 1999
Probable Starters OFFENSE
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS RESULTS
September 4, 1999
High School Results Wednesday at Leavenworth
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, CHILDREN IN SUNFLOWER FIELD
September 4, 1999
Flower power. Jasmine, 3, and Karl Olson, 2, enjoy some time in a sunflower field in Minnesota on a trip to visit their grandparents. They are the children of Dave and Awilda Olson, Lawrence. The photo was submitted by Awilda Olson. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
Free State falls to Olathe North
September 4, 1999
Tailback Darren Sproles ran for 317 yards to propel top-ranked Olathe North. The Firebirds’ Nate Vail threw for 107 yards and ran for 66 in his first varsity start at quarterback. Class 6A’s three-time defending state champion might be on its way to becoming a four-time defending state champion.
JUVENILE SENTENCED TO PRISON
September 4, 1999
The victim of an attack involving a baseball bat still has dizzy spells, his mother said.
VET GETS NEW HEART
September 4, 1999
Gary Conner, a Lawrence Vietnam veteran, received a new Purple Heart medal from Sen. Sam Brownback on Friday. Conner’s original medal, awarded for injuries received in 1968, was lost in a fire.
HOSPITALS
September 4, 1999
Births Duanduan Wang and Jinnian Gao, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
EUDORA FUMBLES AWAY SEASON OPENER
September 4, 1999
Eudora High was its own worst enemy in its football season opener. The Cardinals lost three of four fumbles, threw an interception and committed five penalties in a 28-12 loss to Louisburg on Friday night.
AREA FOOTBALL ROUNDUP
September 4, 1999
McLouth scored 40 points in the second quarter en route to a 46-24 victory over Wathena on Friday night in the season opener for both high school football teams. “It was good the first half,” McLouth coach Gerard Aligo said. “Our defense played real well and the young guys in the backfield gave us a big boost.”
DAILY TICKER FRIDAY CLOSE
September 4, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,078.45
FREE STATE FALLS TO OLATHE NORTH
September 4, 1999
Tailback Darren Sproles ran for 317 yards to propel top-ranked Olathe North. The Firebirds’ Nate Vail threw for 107 yards and ran for 66 in his first varsity start at quarterback.
SUNDAY WOODLING COLUMN
September 4, 1999
Nobody asked my opinion, but what the heck ” Not that it will likely occur in my lifetime, but Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations universities theoretically can schedule each other in football again now that HINU has jumped from two-year to four-year status. KU hasn’t played the Indians since the Great Depression. “
SAT MUST FRIENDS HOLD SALE
September 4, 1999
Friends Church basement sale today
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, KIDS ON COUCH
September 4, 1999
Cleanup crew. These four friends take a break after an Earth Day cleanup of the stream in Centennial Park. The cleanup was organized by Kate Falkenstien, and resulted in the removal of eight bags of trash from the stream. Pictured, from left, are Jordan Williams, Kate Falkenstien, Stephanie Jian and Peter Zemansky. Wade Billings, Hannah Hut and Amanda Hut also helped with the cleanup. The photo was submitted by Kurt Falkenstien.
STOLEN IDENTITY WREAKS HAVOC, PROMPTS ACTION
September 4, 1999
Because it happened to him, a Lawrence man is backing legislation to protect against identity theft.
BROWNBACK VISITS SCHOOLS
September 4, 1999
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback said he was pleased by what he saw Friday at two Lawrence schools.
LHS SMN FOOTBALL
September 4, 1999
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo Making the stop #1 Brian Griffin, for Shawnee Mission North tries to get by LHS’s # 61 Nathan Bryant Friday night at Haskell Stadium as Bryant puts the stop on.
NEGLECT CLAIMS 1870S HOUSE
September 4, 1999
Years of neglect led to the razing of a house more than a century old, but the owner of the house plans to rebuild with an eye toward the past.
CLUB NEWS
September 4, 1999
THE LAWRENCE AFRICAN VIOLET CLUB has scheduled its fall show and sale from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at South Park Recreation Center, 11th and Massachusetts streets. Members will set up for the event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. next Saturday. From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on show day, plants and arrangements may be entered in the show. Judging will be from 10 a.m. to noon. THE KANSAS CHAPTER of the Singles in Agriculture will tour the Leu Farm east of Valley Falls Sept. 11, with a barbecue and dance that evening. A farewell breakfast is set for 8:15 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Old Jefferson Inn. For information, call Don, (913) 774-7975, Francis Barnes, (913) 774-4830 or Ann, (785) 267-4111.
DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS GLAD TO HAVE TRAFFIC BACK
September 4, 1999
After months of construction work on a city utility project, traffic and business are flowing again at Ninth and Massachusetts.
SATURDAY COLUMN
September 4, 1999
Kansas University alumni and friends are extremely loyal and supportive of the school. They are quick to offer assistance and generous in their private financial support, as well as being strong and effective spokespeople for the institution. As loyal alumni and friends, they perhaps wear blinders from time to time, focusing only on the positives rather than acknowledging or giving much thought to any negatives associated with the university. They like to think KU is a far better state university than most and that it offers a superior academic program for students.
9-4 IS IT ETHICAL TO GENETICALLY ENGINEER HIGHER . . .
September 4, 1999
Is it ethical to genetically engineer higher intelligence in humans? Marion Cramer,
KC PIPER BLANKS TONGANOXIE
September 4, 1999
At Tonganoxie High’s refurbished Beatty Field, the lights are brighter, the grass greener, the stands larger and ” well, you can’t have everything. Kansas City Piper took advantage of four Tonganoxie turnovers and a partially blocked punt to blunt the Chieftains, 34-0, in Kaw Valley League football on Friday night.
UNION MULLS OPTIONS AS FARMLAND CLOSES
September 4, 1999
Friday’s layoff of 102 employees at a Lawrence fertilizer plant is unjust, unfair and unwarranted, a union leader said.
AROUND AND ABOUT
September 4, 1999
TYLER ELLSWORTH, son of Stephen Ellsworth and DeeAnn DeRoin, Lawrence, recently was awarded the James W. Fitzgibbon Scholarship in Architecture to study at Washington University in St. Louis. Ellsworth is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is studying in the university’s School of Architecture.
EDITH C. SAWYER OBITUARY
September 4, 1999
EDITH C. SAWYER Tonganoxie — Graveside services for Edith C. Sawyer, 83, Springfield, Mo., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hubbel Hill Cemetery.
WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT
September 4, 1999
Bishop-Hawk Paula Bishop and Richard Hawk, Edwardsville, were married July 12, 1999, aboard The Belle of Hot Springs in Hot Springs, Ark., with Capt. Mark officiating.
WILLIAMS HEADLINES LHS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
September 4, 1999
Lawrence High senior Chris Williams has a chance to do what only one other boys cross country runner in Kansas has accomplished — win three consecutive big-class state meets. Former Shawnee Mission Northwest standout Steve Fein is the only other runner to win three big-class state titles (1992-94).
ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT
September 4, 1999
Marilyn and Harlan Sweeten
S CHOIR PRACTICE PLANNED
September 4, 1999
Choir for children schedules rehearsal
Extra effort pays off for LHS football
September 4, 1999
Lawrence High head football coach Dirk Wedd put a premium on preparation before Friday’s season opener against Shawnee Mission North. Extra effort in practice likely factored in the Lions’ 17-11 come-from-behind victory over the Indians at Haskell Stadium.
GENERATIONS
September 4, 1999
Members of a local bridge club hope to reverse declining numbers of people who play the game.
SOCIAL CALENDAR
September 4, 1999
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold.
FREE STATE CC OPENS TODAY
September 4, 1999
Free State High’s boys and girls cross country teams are sporting a new look. “We have a lot of new kids this year,” said first-year FSHS coach Steve Heffernan. “Right now we have approximately 25 more kids than we had last year at the start of the season, and over half our squad is new to cross country. It’s going to be exciting to watch them run and learn and see who develops and really starts to shine over the next 10 weeks.”
SEPT4-25
September 4, 1999
A Journal-World survey showed that local food prices had been running counter to the inflation trend and actually had been dropping, welcome news to those who had noted severe inroads in the economy due to the price spiral. For the third straight day, Lawrence had a record low morning temperature, this time a 44-degree reading that broke the old mark of 48 set in 1928. Highs were not running beyond the 60s and the overnight low again was due to drop into the middle 40s.
FIELD TO GO FROM BEANS TO WETLANDS
September 4, 1999
Lawrence and 13 other agencies and individuals are working to establish a natural grassland and wetlands area below the Clinton Lake Dam.
ERS WIN RIBBONS FOR FOOD CATEGORIES
September 4, 1999
4-H Foods 7-8 year olds
LHS CLAIMS OPENER
September 4, 1999
Jason Fender’s 93-yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth period started the Lions’ comeback.