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VICTIM BUILDS ON EXPERIENCE
September 6, 1999
A Lawrence man who nearly died in a head-on collision two years ago has built an Internet Web site detailing his experience: www.hitheadon.com.
BRADFORD WORKS HARD IN OFFSEASON
September 6, 1999
Nick Bradford has been doing some extra running in preparation for KU’s preseason conditioning workouts.
GARDEN CALENDAR
September 6, 1999
September is the optimum time to power-rake or core-aerate tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass lawns. These grasses should be coming out of their summer doldrums and beginning to grow more vigorously. Power-raking is primarily a thatch-control operation. It can be excessively damaging to the turf if not done carefully. Thatch is a springy layer of light-brown organic matter that looks something like peat moss and is located above the soil but below the grass foliage. For lawns with a half-inch of thatch or less, power-raking is not recommended.
BASKETS, POTS AND PAINTINGS: MORE THAN 75 ARTISTS SELECTED FOR ANNUAL INDIAN ART SHOW
September 6, 1999
A Tulsa, Okla., artist will take home one of the Best of Show Awards.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, CLASS REUNION
September 6, 1999
Class reunion. Members of the 1943 class of Vinland Rural High School traveled to Topeka June 18 to celebrate the 84th birthday of Basil R. Covey, principal of VRHS in 1943. Back row, from left, Mabel Covey, Basil’s wife; Marilyn Hubbard; Kenneth Hubbard; Basil Covey; Jack Saile; Mary Schimmel; and Raymod Schimmel; front row, Delores Johnson and Donna Saile. The photo was submitted by Raymond Schimmel, Lawrence.
INDIE THEATER COMPANY CELEBRATES 1ST ANNIVERSARY
September 6, 1999
EMU Theatre’s new show will feature music, monologues and more.
HOW TO HIRE BALLOON MAN — BREAKOUT
September 6, 1999
INFLATED ENTERTAINMENT Bill Wachspress — also known as Balloon Man — can be hired to perform at events and private parties.
HOSPITAL
September 6, 1999
Births Kit and Sarah Harris, Baldwin, boy, Saturday.
BRADFORD FOR SUNDAY NITE
September 6, 1999
In four years, Nick Bradford has gone from a lightly recruited high school basketball player to a returning starter at one of the top college programs in the country. How?
RESORT ALTERNATIVES
September 6, 1999
To the editor: Although we do not oppose the development of a conference center at Clinton Lake, we do object to the proposed location as identified in the Aug. 25 Journal-World article for the following reasons:
S SEAL IS UNDER FIRE
September 6, 1999
In certain quarters of the state, Kansas University would not be considered a place dedicated to breaking down the separation of church and state. One KU group wonders if the university is doing just that with its seal.
ARTISTS CHOSEN FOR POSTCARD SERIES
September 6, 1999
Artists chosen for postcard series
SINGLE TAXPAYERS SHOULD GET PARTNER
September 6, 1999
Single people, unite. You have nothing to lose but the “singles penalty” in the federal income tax. You’ve probably never heard of it. Everyone shouts about the “marriage penalty.” But singles pay more than marrieds do, on the same size income. Congress’ $792 billion tax-cut proposal would make the disparity worse.
BLOTTER
September 6, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KU FOOTBALL UNDER THE LIGHTS
September 6, 1999
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo The KU football team practices under the lights in Memorial Stadium Sunday night in preparation for Saturdays game against Cal State Northridge. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 pm.????
FREE SPEECH AT HEART OF FEC ISSUE
September 6, 1999
President Clinton’s reluctance to nominate Bradley Smith to serve on the Federal Election Commission illuminates more than Clinton’s aversion to anyone who respects the Constitution. His reluctance also reflects the strength of the people trying to eviscerate the First Amendment with the knife of campaign finance reform. The FEC administers the government’s regulatory fidgets regarding political speech. (Eeeeeeeeeeeek! Did someone commit “express advocacy”?) If the Shays-Meehan bill, which the House passed last year and will debate again soon, becomes law, the FEC’s speech police will enforce its complete censorship of any private organization’s broadcasting of even factual material about a mentioned candidate within 60 days of an election.
LEARN TO GO WITH THE FLOW
September 6, 1999
Tucked away in the brain’s recesses is some ancient survival equipment. It rumbles into action when a cowgirl sees a rattler and whips out her six-shooter or when a jilted lover flees a restaurant after spotting his ex with her new honey. This equipment regulates our fight or flight response. It was useful gear for life in the dangerous world inhabited by our human ancestors.
DOES LA TROPICANA NEED A PERMIT FOR A NEW PARKING LOT?
September 6, 1999
Is a permit needed for La Tropicana in North Lawrence to build a parking lot directly west of the building? How are they going to attain access from Locust Street to the business? “A site plan was required and approved,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said. “The site plan shows access to Locust.”
BAKER RECAP/PRECEDE
September 6, 1999
Baldwin — A city-wide blackout in Baldwin couldn’t keep Baker University’s football team from playing at least a portion of its annual alumni game Saturday night. Yet it remains to be seen whether a solitary half of football has readied the Wildcats to face a top 10-ranked opponent in Southwestern College on Saturday.
HOG INDUSTRY MERGER TO HAVE KANSAS IMPACT
September 6, 1999
A proposed merger between Smithfield Foods, Inc., and Murphy Family Farms would transfer assets of a family farm to a corporation.
KANSAS QB SMITH FEELING MUCH BETTER/KU PRACTICES UNDER LIGHTS
September 6, 1999
The headaches are out of the way, and Dylen Smith is ready to play. Smith, Kansas University’s 6-foot-1, 190-pound backup quarterback from Santa Monica, Calif., took advantage of the Jayhawks’ off week to recover from a concussion he suffered on the final series of KU’s 48-13 loss to Notre Dame back on Aug. 28.
September 6, 1999
Lawrence’s Balloon Man dazzles groups of all ages.
BOMBS MAR PEACE EFFORT IN ISRAEL
September 6, 1999
Two car blasts Sunday in northern Israeli cities killed three people — probably the bombers themselves — in attacks likely aimed at halting the newly revived peace process, police said. SEE STORY PAGE 2A
DO THE MATH: THESE DEALS MAY NOT BE GREAT FOR YOUR WALLET
September 6, 1999
I suspect you’ve been hearing the radio ads where this company or that claims that they’ll give you a free computer if you sign up for their Internet access service for some period of time. If your old computer is getting too old and tired to run current software, these ads may have caught your ear, because the machines they’re giving away sound like pretty good machines. So, is it worth it? A good Internet acronym to remember in such cases is TINSTAAFL (There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch). While a free computer sounds like a good deal, make sure you understand all of the costs involved before you sign up.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION FOR WEEK OF SEPT. 6
September 6, 1999
Motorists may encounter delays this week on these major streets due to construction projects, according to the Lawrence Public Works Department. 1. Connecticut, Eighth to 13th. Sections closed to through traffic for sanitary sewer relief improvements.
LOCAL BRIEFS
September 6, 1999
KU coaches to visit home of Stevenson
MONDAY DATEBOOK
September 6, 1999
TUESDAY 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Health screening for people 60 and older. Lecompton Community Building. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
HOW LONG CAN A COMMERCIAL TRAILER BE IN THE STREET?
September 6, 1999
I’m calling about the construction trailer in the 4400 block of West 25th Place. It’s been in the street for about three or four months with no license and a flat tire. I’m wondering how long it can stay in the street and whether it’s legal. Such placement of a trailer is against the law, City Manager Mike Wildgen said.
SEPT 6-100 YEARS AGO
September 6, 1999
On Sept. 6, 1899, the Lawrence World commented: “The announcement in the World yesterday that a nail mill would be started in this city again is good news. The movement has back of it men who understand the manufacture of nails and the management of the business in all its details. The whistle will soon be sounded over an important industrial plant once more in this city and the loss of other mill will soon be overcome. Lawrence is too good a town to allow a little thing like a trust to embarrass her long.” In the spring of 1899 the Consolidated Barbed Wire factory in Lawrence had been closed by an outside barbed wire firm.
SEPT 6-40 YEARS AGO
September 6, 1999
Melvin “Cotton” Goff, well-known local car salesman here, died at his home at the age of 62. He was a World War I veteran and had been a car salesman here for 40 years. He was a frequent visitor to Kansas University football practices and was extremely amused one night when the coaching staff, unaware of his Lawrence and KU pedigree, had him investigated as a “spy” from an opposing college camp after he had been spotted near the practice field.
SEPT 6-25 YEARS AGO
September 6, 1999
Miss Kansas, Karen Diane Smith from Shawnee, won the swimsuit competition in the Miss America preliminaries at Atlantic City, N.J. Lawrence’s days of record-setting low temperatures were apparently over for the time being. After a series of morning readings in the middle 40s, the mercury was due to push into the 50s and 60s in the next few days.
WACO PROBE NEEDED
September 6, 1999
The federal government must get to the truth about the deaths of more than 80 people in Waco, Tex. Only a few weeks ago, there was great public discussion about the need to do away with the independent prosecutor’s office. This came after the long and costly investigation of the Clintons, the Whitewater case, obstruction of justice, etc.
POSITIVE INFLUENCE
September 6, 1999
To the editor: As a biology teacher at West Junior High for 24 years, it was my privilege to work and share experiences with Stan Roth. My own teaching improved as I attempted to better prepare students for Stan’s advanced classes. His influence on the science program in Lawrence is immeasurable. This district should be heaping honors upon an excellent teacher with a national reputation. Instead, it has embarrassed itself and deprived many young people of the finest science instruction.
HASKELL TO OPEN TONIGHT (FOR MONDAY)
September 6, 1999
Gary Tanner hopes additional practice days will translate to a win when Haskell Indian Nations U. opens its football season tonight against MidAmerica Nazarene’s junior varsity. “We had an extra four or five days and it helped,” Tanner said. “We went a little slower in teaching. And that extra week helped us get in shape through hard practices.”
IMPACT FEES ON CITY AGENDA
September 6, 1999
City officials and developers have different views on whether new growth pays for itself.
9-6 DO YOU THINK THE MIDEAST PEACE ACCORD WILL LAST?
September 6, 1999
Do you think the Mideast peace accord will last? Rod Grey,
WE WERE JUST WONDERING WHO THE INSTRUCTORS WERE FOR THOSE DANCE
September 6, 1999
We were just wondering who the instructors were for those dancers at the fiesta at St. John’s? They were wonderful. The almost 40 dancers in Los Danzantes de St. John’s, a Mexican folklorico dance group, are broken down into two groups. Sara Ortiz and Danny Tetuan coach the older children, ages 10 and up. Virginia Fode coaches the 10 and under dancers. The dancers’ representative on the fiesta committee, Elsa Sprow, said fans can catch the troop at 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Fall Arts and Crafts Festival in South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets.
GROUNDBREAKING SET FOR HEART CENTER
September 6, 1999
Groundbreaking set for heart center
ARTIST WORKS IN TOUCHY MEDIUM
September 6, 1999
A local “balloon artist” started out studying the sciences.
REINSTALL VIDEO DRIVERS TO CORRECT EXPERIMENT
September 6, 1999
After installing Tweak UI off Windows 98 CD, it put a Remove Tab Only option for my RIVA 128 video card folder in the Add/Remove programs. Being the experimenter I am, I removed the tab thinking if I uninstalled Tweak UI and rebooted it would come back. Wrong. Any suggestions how to get my tab back so I can access my 3D settings in my video card folder, short of reinstalling Windows 98? I tried recreating your problem with my RIVA video card by installing then uninstalling the Tweak UI utility. However, you can reinstall your video drivers without having to reinstall Windows 98. The video card you have should have come with a CD that contains the driver. If it doesn’t, you can go to the manufacturer’s Web site to get it.
BB/BS CALLAHAN
September 6, 1999
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Photo A Big Brother is needed for 6-year-old Callahan. He likes baseball, football, soccer and computers. If you are interested in these activities and would like to volunteer your time as a Big Brother or Big Sister, please contact Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County, 843-7359. The time commitment is three to four hours a week for one year.
INFANT-TODDLER SCREENING SCHEDULED
September 6, 1999
Infant-toddler screening scheduled