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Archive for Friday, September 10, 1999

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FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, GIRL IN POND
September 10, 1999
In the swim on things. Julia Gilmore, 6, relaxes on her neighbors Terry and Kathy Sexton’s pond. Julia is the daughter of Sallie Gilmore, Lawrence. The photo was submitted by Terry Sexton, 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.
TONGANOXIE STADIUM DAMAGED BY VANDALS
September 10, 1999
Tonganoxie — Less than a week after its debut as a football stadium, Tonganoxie High School’s newly renovated athletic complex was hit by vandals overnight Wednesday. Someone drove a car or truck through a chain link fence and across the track and the southern end of the football field before exiting the same way, said Richard Erickson, Tonganoxie school superintendent.
PARENTS VOICE COMMUNICATION CONCERNS
September 10, 1999
Communication, equity and technology were key concerns of Lawrence school parents who met at Pinckney School.
ADMIRAL: NATO STILL NECESSARY
September 10, 1999
A former ambassador and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff kicked off a conference marking the 50th anniversary of NATO.
THREE STABBED DURING FIGHT AT OTTAWA BAR
September 10, 1999
Two people are in serious condition following a stabbing incident in Ottawa.
BLOTTER FOR SEPT. 10, 1999
September 10, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
ATTORNEY DECIDES AGAINST RETRIAL
September 10, 1999
After two separate juries were unable to reach a consensus in a rape case involving two Kansas University students, prosecutors decided not to try the case a third time. “I based that decision on the fact that it was a well-tried case both times, and the second time we were not able to make out any real difference in the split of the juries,” Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney Tonkovich said Thursday.
CLOSE
September 10, 1999
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.37; soybeans, $4.62; milo, $1.44; corn, $1.72. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.62; milo, NA; corn, $1.72. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.37; soybeans, $4.62; milo, $1.44; corn, $1.72.
PAYLESS TO OPEN NEW STORES
September 10, 1999
J-W Staff Reports Payless ShoeSource Inc. said Thursday it plans to open 10 new Parade of Shoes stores by the end of this year and 50 more in 2000.
SOUNDOFF ON KU AND HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
September 10, 1999
Kansas University decided Lawrence High and Free State High couldn’t use Allen Fieldhouse for graduation ceremonies due to wretched weather. I was wondering, could you please find out what wretched weather they are referring to? Tom Hutton, director of the university relations office at Kansas University, said severe thunderstorms accompanied by high winds are common in Kansas during May and June.
STEREOTYPED VIEW
September 10, 1999
To the editor: In light of the recent tragedy that occurred in North Lawrence, I would like to send my prayers and condolences to the families of the accident victims. It’s a terrible thing when accidents happen under these circumstances.
HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICE SCHEDULE
September 10, 1999
HIGH HOLY DAY SCHEDULE The Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Dr., will hold its High Holy Day worship services at the following times:
9-10 SHOULD BACKPACKS BE BANNED FROM JUNIOR HIGH CLASSROOMS?
September 10, 1999
Should backpacks be banned from junior high classrooms? Stefanie Tracy,
BEST BETS
September 10, 1999
with pix of James Armstrong TODAY
DISTRICT TRIMS COST OF SCHOOL BY $400,000
September 10, 1999
District officials say cutting $400,000 from the construction cost of Lawrence’s new elementary school isn’t expected to undermine its educational programs.
TONGANOXIE MIRROR UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP
September 10, 1999
J-W Staff Reports The Tonganoxie Mirror has new owners.
N.H. LANES CONFUSE DRIVERS
September 10, 1999
Lane markings on New Hampshire have caused confusion this week but will make for a safer road in the long run, city engineers say.
MAKES INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
September 10, 1999
“Ride With the Devil,” the Ang Lee film about the skirmishes along the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War, will make its North American debut today at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film made its European premiere Thursday at the Festival of Deauville for American Cinema in France, and is scheduled to be the major attraction Nov. 3 at the opening of the London Film Festival.
25 YEARS AGO
September 10, 1999
The proposed expansion plans for Lawrence Memorial Hospital were to be studies at a series of meetings by the Douglas County Health Planning Council. The council was seeking public input into the program which was due to cost about $18 million. The local appearance by the London Symphony Orchestra was a sellout and a number of those who had hoped to see the performance at old Hoch Auditorium had to be turned away.
HEALTHWAVE INSURANCE INFORMATION AVAILABLE
September 10, 1999
HealthWave insurance information available
REGENTS, TRUSTEES TO DISCUSS FUNDING
September 10, 1999
Regents and community college trustees will work to develop a relationship in a meeting today.
FRIENDS OF THE KAW TO GO ON CANOE TRIP
September 10, 1999
Friends of the Kaw to go on canoe trip
HOSPITALS
September 10, 1999
Births Don and Mary Grosdidier, Eudora, a girl, Thursday.
OLD HOME TOWN 100
September 10, 1999
On Sept. 10, 1899, the Lawrence World discussed football at Haskell and stated that “A great interest is being taken in football at Haskell Institute this season and the success of Sal Walker and his braves last season inspire the boys this year to outdo their previous year.” A former KU player “Shorty” Hamil was being counted on to provide a coaching boost.
CORRECTION
September 10, 1999
A story in Thursday’s Journal-World about Heinz Pet Products contained incorrect information. The company employs 135 people at its plant in Lawrence.
S TOUGH TEST
September 10, 1999
The man chosen to probe the 1991 Waco tragedy is qualified and seems an excellent choice to lead the investigation. It is difficult to conceive of anyone more qualified than John Danforth to head the investigation of the FBI’s actions in 1993 at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Tex. The former U.S. Republican senator from Missouri is intelligent, accomplished, moral and known for his independence. He is not likely to be intimidated by anyone.
RELIGION BRIEFS
September 10, 1999
Shawnee Heights United Methodist
OZ THEME PARK HITS ZONING HURDLES
September 10, 1999
Oz Entertainment Co. wants more flexibility in how it develops the theme park, but some county officials want strict regulations to protect surrounding property.
40 YEARS AGO
September 10, 1999
The new Malls Shopping Center now under construction to the southwest of 23rd and Louisiana announced the addition of three more business operations — Mrs. Tom Parker’s gift shop, John Kieffer’s hi-fi and record shop, and the Boxer Department Store. No formal opening date had been set for the project on the site of part of an old outdoor movie theater.
FORMER HEAD JILTS DOWNTOWN GROUP
September 10, 1999
Downtown Lawrence Inc. is back to taking applications for a new administrator after a former administrator decided against returning to the job.
OWNER OF DOWNTOWN TOY STORE KILLED IN ACCIDENT
September 10, 1999
Mike Cnossen loved helping children and working on behalf of downtown Lawrence business owners.
RELIGION BRIEFS
September 10, 1999
Salvation Army Lt. Kirk Schuetz will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at The Salvation Army Church, 946 N.H. The sermon is “The Mother a Child Needs,” based on Proverbs 31:10-31. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Midweek Bible study will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
UNDERAGE DRINKERS STUNG BY STATE
September 10, 1999
State alcohol agents sent a timely message to underage drinkers on the first weekend of the school year: Stay out of the bars and liquor stores until you’re 21.
EWING SERVICES
September 10, 1999
Graveside memorial services for Charles G. Ewing, 83, Leavenworth, will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Ewing died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at the Leavenworth County Infirmary, Leavenworth.
CROWD SNOOZES AS MUFFS ROCK
September 10, 1999
What if someone threw a mosh pit and nobody came? The Muffs nearly found out during its Wednesday night performance at The Bottleneck. Currently at the tail end of its nationwide tour, the Los Angeles trio was stonewalled by an impassive, unimpressed audience.
REVIEWS FAVORABLE ON BUS ROUTE PLANS
September 10, 1999
About 40 people turned out for the first of two public comment sessions on Thursday night for proposed new city bus routes.
HOLIEST DAYS APPROACH FOR JEWS
September 10, 1999
Jews in Lawrence and around the world are preparing for the High Holy Days.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, THREE CHILDREN AND MAN ON STEPS
September 10, 1999
Get-together with grandpa. Keller, 3, Peyton, 5, and Halle Hardman, 7, relax on the steps while visiting their grandparents, Charles and Linda Hardman, Olathe. The children’s parents are Bryan and Stashia Hardman, League City, Tex., and their great-grandmother is Marian Hardman, Lawrence, who submitted the picture. 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.
CLOSE
September 10, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,095.86
TO SPREAD OUT ACROSS COUNTY
September 10, 1999
Hundreds of volunteers will mobilize for this weekend’s Day of Caring.
LOIS G. LEE OBITUARY
September 10, 1999
LOIS G. LEE Tonganoxie — Services for Lois G. Lee, 82, Basehor, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
LAWMAKER DEMONSTRATES LACK OF COMPUTER PRIVACY
September 10, 1999
E-mails are like postcards — anybody can read them, Rep. Jim Morrison says.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR FRIDAY
September 10, 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.