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September 8, 1999
Kansas libraries are the sixth best in the country, according to a new ranking in this month’s issue of American Libraries magazine. The rankings also listed Johnson County Library as one of the top 10 in the country.
QUESTIONS WELCOME
September 8, 1999
To the editor: Unlike certain members of the Lawrence school board, I am grateful that one of its newly elected members, Scott Morgan, is willing to ask direct questions and dig until he gets to the bottom of an issue. The fact that some members of the board are uncomfortable with Scott’s no-nonsense approach says more about those board members than about Scott.
OFFICIALS INTERVIEW HEETCO FIRE VICTIM
September 8, 1999
J-W Staff Reports The man who was severely burned in a fire at a propane business north of Lawrence told investigators he was lighting a cigar as he was walking by.
TONGIE SOCCER
September 8, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo Tonganoxie’s Ryan Lowe, left, and Ottawa’s Jed Killough (15) battle for possession of the ball Tuesday during their soccer game at Tonganoxie High School. The Chieftains won, 3-2.
LANDMARK HOTEL HAS STORIED CLIENT LIST
September 8, 1999
The Eldridge Hotel: Martin Luther King Jr. and Teddy Roosevelt slept here.
LOCAL BRIEFS
September 8, 1999
West blanks Shawnee Heights Tecumseh — West defeated Shawnee Heights, 22-0, in eighth grade junior high football on Tuesday. Chris Heath scored on a 15-yard pass from Caleb Harvey. Also, Cole Douglas scored on a 45-yard run and Will Malcolm a 50-yard run. Josh Davis had a two-point conversion run. Douglas caught a two-point pass from Harvey. Douglas and Nick Altieri had interceptions and Tyler Morgan was cited for his defense for West (1-0).
S HAT TRICK
September 8, 1999
Steve Savage’s third goal gave the Chieftains a 3-2 victory in the final minute.
FALL ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL DATE SET
September 8, 1999
Arts and crafts festival scheduled
JAIL TERM, PROBATION ORDERED IN FATALITY
September 8, 1999
A Shawnee man who blacked out while driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana and caused the death of a friend last summer will spend 30 days in jail. After Landon McKinnis, 22, serves the jail term, he’ll be on probation for a year, Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild ruled Tuesday morning.
SENTENCING DELAYED IN HUNTING DEATH CASE
September 8, 1999
Sentencing for a Topeka man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a teen in rural Douglas County was postponed Tuesday when a judge ordered the Topekan to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. District Judge Jack Murphy ordered the evaluation for Donald R. Koch, 22, of Topeka, and rescheduled the sentencing for 9 a.m. Nov. 2.
BODY
September 8, 1999
The search for a 34-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man who drowned on Labor Day in Perry Lake ended Tuesday morning when his body was recovered. Ramon Gallegos drowned Monday while boating with four other people, but darkness forced Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department officials to discontinue their search for him until 8 a.m. Tuesday.
HEARINGS EXTENDED ON NEW BUS ROUTES
September 8, 1999
The public will have an opportunity to comment Thursday and Monday on proposed routes for the city’s new bus system. Thursday’s hearing will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th. Monday’s hearing will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second.
LINDA DIANE AND GAROLD L. WEBB OBITUARY
September 8, 1999
LINDA DIANE WEBB AND GAROLD L. WEBB
CLOSE
September 8, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.43; soybeans, $4.76; milo, $1.50; corn, $1.78. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.76; milo, NA; corn, $1.78. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.43; soybeans, $4.76; milo, $1.50; corn, $1.78.
WEDNESDAY DATEBOOK
September 8, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.-noon: Health screening for people 60 and older, Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
9-8 DID YOU WORK ON LABOR DAY?
September 8, 1999
Did you work on Labor Day? Mark Nuss,
LISTEN AND LEARN
September 8, 1999
To the editor: THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES! The school board is buying a building for which we don’t have the money. It’s not a bargain if you can’t afford it. The bonds voted for to build schools are being used in ways not specified in the bond issue. So the projects approved by voters a year ago will be compromised, delayed and postponed, perhaps to yet another bond issue, as occurred for the completion of Prairie Park Elementary. How can another bond issue pass in Lawrence when such actions by the board undermine the voters’ decision?
WEDNESDAY SPORTS ON TV
September 8, 1999
Today Baseball
APPEALS JUDGE WILL BE MISSED
September 8, 1999
Judge Mary Kay Royse died last week. In her honor, Gov. Bill Graves ordered that flags fly at half staff throughout the state. It was fitting, for Judge Royse had been that exemplary citizen who made Kansas a better place. She was an extraordinary person and an extraordinary member of the legal profession. And, she touched the hearts and souls of those who filled the church at the funeral mass said for her at the Church of the Holy Name in Topeka and of many more who could not be there.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SJHS STAFF IN ROCKS
September 8, 1999
On the rocks. These five members of the South Junior High staff attended the 10th annual Nuts & Bolts Symposium of Middle Level Education July in Boulder, Colo. From left: Joe Thornbird; Kathy Stuntz, Shari Flakus (in rock), Carol Hout and Lynn Harrod. The photo was submitted by Shari Flakus, Lawrence. 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.
SCHOOL MENU
September 8, 1999
In addition to the main dish choice listed below, all Lawrence public schools will offer at least two other choices for lunch. These choices may be a hamburger, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a school sack lunch, or all three, depending on the individual school. All elementary schools will have available to students fruit and vegetable bars. Junior highs and high schools offer an even wider variety of choices.
BLESSING
September 8, 1999
The Brown Bear Brewing Co. owners plan to be back in business by the end of this week, and they won’t have to sell a lot of peanuts to do it. After presenting a new business plan and promising to come into compliance with the city’s food-sales requirements, owners of the Brown Bear convinced all five Lawrence city commissioners to clear the way to regain their state and city liquor licenses.
FAIR BOARD OFFICIAL ADDRESSES STEER RUMORS
September 8, 1999
Area residents made suggestions for changes for future fairs at the board meeting Tuesday night.
POLICE SEEKING IDENTITY OF THIEF
September 8, 1999
Fingerprints might identify an unknown suspect in the wake of a carjacking and double-fatality accident.
STATE TO DELAY OPENING OF COUNTY SATELLITE SITES
September 8, 1999
The opening of two Douglas County treasurer’s satellite offices is delayed by a state equipment upgrade.
EDUCATOR URGES REFORM OF FOSTER CARE
September 8, 1999
Lawrence residents continue to criticize the state’s privatized foster-care system.
ROTH OVERWHELMED BY PUBLIC RESPONSE
September 8, 1999
Stan Roth has found a positive note since he was shoved from the classroom: The resulting hubbub has focused attention on the shortcomings of Lawrence public schools. The former high school biology teacher said Tuesday that response to the announcement of his early retirement had been heartening.
CHANGES
September 8, 1999
A petition won’t change format changes at a Lawrence radio station, the general manager said.
S PRIDE, CHENOWITH EARN PRAISE
September 8, 1999
Kansas University’s Lynn Pride and Eric Chenowith have been named to the list of candidates for the 1999-2000 Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year Awards, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Tuesday. Chenowith, a 7-footer from Villa Park, Calif., led the Jayhawks in scoring (13.5), rebounding (9.5) and blocked shots (2.4) last season as well as field goals (165), field goals attempted (368), free throws (113) and free throws attempted (153).
ANNA LUELLA HAYES OBITUARY
September 8, 1999
ANNA LUELLA HAYES Independence, Mo. — Services for Anna Luella Hayes, 65, Independence, were held Saturday at Birchwood Baptist Church. Burial was in Eudora, Kan., City Cemetery.
GARY DALE ROUBISON
September 8, 1999
GARY ROUBISON A memorial service for Gary Dale Roubison, 64, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
JOHN RICHARD DAVID BATES
September 8, 1999
JOHN BATES Nowata, Okla. — Services for John Richard David Bates, 82, Nowata, Okla., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, Nowata. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Nowata.
PHILIP E. SCHMIDT OBIT
September 8, 1999
PHILIP E. SCHMIDT Liberty, Mo. — Services for Philip E. Schmidt, 60, Liberty, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Glenridge Cemetery, Liberty, Mo.
ANNA JO BOND GRESHAM
September 8, 1999
ANNA GRESHAM Overland Park — Services for Anna Jo Bond Gresham, 80, Overland Park, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Knox Presbyterian Church, Overland Park. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Okla.
SHIRLEY ANN KELLY OBIT
September 8, 1999
SHIRLEY ANN KELLY Wellsville —Services for Shirley Ann Kelly, 69, Wellsville, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Wellsville Cemetery.
LELAND A. GROTEWOHL OBITUARY
September 8, 1999
LELAND A. “DICK” GROTEWOHL Topeka — Graveside services for Leland A. “Dick” Grotewohl, 95, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka.
WELCOME FACULTY
September 8, 1999
The most important part of tonight’s education mixer isn’t the food; it’s welcoming new faculty members to Lawrence. If the weatherman cooperates, tonight’s “Taste of Lawrence” is sure to be a big success. The turnout in past years has been good, and the event provides an ideal opportunity for local residents to get together, exchange greetings after the summer vacation and sample food from many local restaurants.
KU FACULTY, STAFF TO GET MARCHING ORDERS AT CONVOCATION
September 8, 1999
KU’s chancellor is to appoint a science literacy task force in today’s address; the provost will stress goals for doctoral programs. Bob and Dave are gonna talk education today.
OLD HOME TOWN 100
September 8, 1999
IN 1899 On Sept. 8, 1899, the Lawrence World told of a controversy regarding what should be used as the base material under the soon-to-be laid brick paving. The city engineer Holland Wheeler recommended that instead of concrete, macadam should be used. The World told of a city council decision adopting macadam. The under construction brick plant in the city had generated a great deal of concern over this decision for some reason according to the World.
CLINTON LAKE DAM ROAD TO OPEN SOON
September 8, 1999
Douglas County Road 13 across the dam at Clinton Lake should be fully open in the next week, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials said. A final inspection has been set for this morning, said Dave Rhoades, park manager with the Corps of Engineers.
FMC SEES EARNINGS DECLINE
September 8, 1999
J-W Wire Reports Chicago — FMC Corp., a producer of machinery and chemicals for agricultural and industrial markets, said Tuesday that third-quarter operating earnings, excluding one-time items, were likely to be lower than expected because of a decline in insecticide sales.
KU PRESS BOX ON TRACK
September 8, 1999
It’s countdown to kickoff for Kansas University’s new $13 million press box, and KU athletics director Bob Frederick has two priorities. “Everybody around the country has told me,” Frederick said, “to make sure the toilets flush and the elevators work.”
LAWRENCE JUNIOR VARSITY AT OLATHE EAST
September 8, 1999
Junior Varsity at Olathe East
LHS SOCCER FALLS
September 8, 1999
Lawrence High’s boys soccer team played with a purpose on Tuesday at Youth Sports Inc. field. Following a lackluster effort in a shutout last week, the Lions challenged Blue Valley Northwest for 80 minutes in a 4-2 setback.
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September 8, 1999
When I have my blood pressure taken, what do the two numbers stand for? Blood pressure measures the force of blood against artery walls as the heart pumps blood through the body.
VEGGIE LASAGNE HITS ITS STRIDE
September 8, 1999
Lasagne is one of those standard dishes that has sort of faded into the woodwork, since its overuse made it trite. Italian-style lasagne was the casserole of choice in the 1970s because it was relatively simple to construct and a 13- by 9-inch pan could feed eight to 10 people. In the 1980s lasagne came back, reinvented, as cooks tried to put new spins on the old concept. I remember eating my share of spinach lasagnes, made with both red and white sauces, and even smiled through a sweet lasagne whose ingredients included prunes.
CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS
September 8, 1999
Agencies to split shelter grant funds
FSHS TENNIS CUTLINE
September 8, 1999
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photo A Blue Valley serve is no match for Free State High junior Laura Gravino as she wallops a forehand return during her No. 1 doubles match Tuesday afternoon at the FSHS courts. She and her partner, Molly Winter, won the match 9-8 (7-5).
LEGISLATOR PROMOTES FACULTY PAC TO PUSH SALARY ISSUES
September 8, 1999
The House appropriations chairman recommends that faculty members form PACs to increase pay.
CHANGE IN WORKS FOR HOTEL
September 8, 1999
The new owner of downtown’s historic Eldridge Hotel could seek $6 million in public financing to help build a new 300-space parking garage behind the hotel, which would become the largest in town.
ALLEN WARY OF I-AA FOE CSN
September 8, 1999
Because he spent eight years on the other side of the tracks, Kansas University football coach Terry Allen respects — maybe even fears — Cal State Northridge more than just about anybody. When the NCAA Div. I-AA Matadors face the Div. I-A Jayhawks on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Allen likely will look over at the CSN sideline with a bit of envy.
DRUNK-DRIVING ACCIDENT BRINGS FOUR DAYS IN JAIL
September 8, 1999
A Kansas University student who was hit by a truck driven by a drunk driver still suffers from memory loss, her attorney says.
HOSPITALS
September 8, 1999
Births Lisa and Tim Slavin, Baldwin, a girl, Tuesday.
BLOTTER FOR SEPT. 8, 1999
September 8, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CITY COMMISSION OPTS FOR LOWER HIKE IN FEES
September 8, 1999
Developers argued higher “impact fees” for new homes would raise housing costs and hurt low-income people.
25 YEARS AGO
September 8, 1999
IN 1974 W. Thomas Morgan, executive director of the Senate Committee on Student Discipline at Illinois University, was named as a security consultant for Kansas University. He was to visit for a study of the KU system and would make recommendations for changes and improvements.
S LOW-VOLTAGE LIBERALISM
September 8, 1999
Wednesday Bill Bradley showed that he is not too laconic to make official his amble — let others run; he hungers without seeming to — for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now begins a test of the political axiom that you cannot beat vanilla with French vanilla. Al Gore is earnest and given to alarms, as about global warming and urban sprawl. Bradley is earnest, with details due this autumn.
CLOSE
September 8, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,034.13
MONTEREY WAY SOUNDOFF
September 8, 1999
I was wondering when Monterey Way was going to open. The street may be open by Dec. 1, pending weather conditions, according to the city. However, construction will resume in spring 2000, possibly on April 1. The project could be completed by next summer.
40 YEARS AGO
September 8, 1999
IN %% 1959 Mrs. John Metsker, Rt. 5, was chosen for the second consecutive year as the Douglas County Farm Bureau Woman of the Year.
FREE STATE TENNIS
September 8, 1999
Added experience is adding up for Free State High’s girls tennis team. Sparked by seasoned newcomers, the Firebirds defeated Blue Valley, 7-2, in a dual Tuesday at the FSHS courts. The match started 90 minutes late because the Tigers experienced transportation problems.
S CLUB BRIEF
September 8, 1999
KU women’s club marks anniversary