Archive for Friday, September 17, 1999

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T WANT TO CURB CHALKING
September 17, 1999
Kansas University Provost David Shulenburger said Thursday that he never proposed that chalking sidewalks be regulated at KU. “I wrote a letter to the UDK (University Daily Kansan student newspaper) and sent a copy of the letter to the ACLU, and I was surprised that they went ahead with their event,” he said.
CLOSE
September 17, 1999
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.35; soybeans, $4.48; milo, $1.43; corn, $1.68. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.48; milo, NA; corn, $1.68. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.35; soybeans, $4.48; milo, $1.43; corn, $1.68.
KOCH INSTITUTE SIDEBAR
September 17, 1999
Terms of the $250,000 Koch Foundation grant were spelled out to Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway at a Wichita meeting and then in a Nov. 20, 1997, letter to him from Koch Foundation Director Robert Fink. “The Fred and Mary Koch grant is a restricted grant which will provide seed money to establish an educational program at the Dole Institute;
WELLSVILLE CROSS COUNTRY AGATE
September 17, 1999
High School Results WELLSVILLE INVITATIONAL
VOLLEYBALL AGATE
September 17, 1999
High School Results Thursday at Effingham
LOCAL VOLLEYBALL AGATE
September 17, 1999
Junior High Results Thursday at Seabury Academy
FIRE SPARKS DAMAGE TO KU SORORITY HOUSE
September 17, 1999
Firefighters were called Thursday to the Pi Beta Phi sorority house at Kansas University for a small fire connected to construction work being done at the house. The building at 1612 W. 15th St. had to be evacuated, but the damage was confined to a wall where a welder was working, said Dan Morrow, battalion chief with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.
ARTS COMMISSION APPROVES GRANT GUIDELINES
September 17, 1999
The Kansas Arts Commission approved new guidelines Thursday that would put the state’s arts organizations on equal footing when applying for operational support grants. The vote on the measure was postponed Wednesday because only five of the state’s 12 arts commissioners showed up for the first day of its two-day meeting at the Lied Center.
LARRY DAVID JAMESON OBITUARY
September 17, 1999
LARRY DAVID JAMESON Services for Larry David Jameson, 49, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery.
ELEANOR JOAN COFFMAN OBITUARY
September 17, 1999
ELEANOR JOAN COFFMAN Scranton — Mass for Eleanor Joan Coffman, 78, Overbrook, will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Scranton. Burial will follow in Overbrook Cemetery.
KU STUDENT GETS PROBATION, FINES FOR MAKING FAKE IDS
September 17, 1999
A Kansas University student who made fake Louisiana driver’s licenses for three of his fraternity brothers was given a year of probation and $400 in fines during his sentencing Thursday. Daniel Sailler, 19, had pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of unlawful use of a driver’s license.
FORT HAYS FACULTY CONSIDERS UNIONIZING
September 17, 1999
Faculty at Fort Hays State will vote on union representation in four weeks.
BEST BETS
September 17, 1999
with pix of hot club of cowtown on mgs3, thurs d TODAY
STUFF
September 17, 1999
Football star Troy Aikman is helping in the campaign against youthful tobacco abuse. It’s bad enough to see “adult” athletes with “just a pinch (of tobacco or snuff) between the cheek and gums” but it’s even more sickening to observe teen-agers emulating these foolish individuals.
FAMILY HAS VALUE FOR GEORGE W.
September 17, 1999
He had lunch at the River House Cafe, strolled by the sparkling white gazebo with the dark green trim in the center of town, walked down Middle Street in front of Vintage Interiors and the Tree of Life Yoga Studio, greeted the young mother pushing a perambulator, paused to chat with the painter on the scaffolding and took a short left onto School Street. Gov. George W. Bush was in town the other day, and the scene had a familiar feel. The walk through the village, followed by the candidate in shirt sleeves in front of shiny red Engine 2 in the fire station, where 28 grimy black fire hats rest on a shelf on the back wall, is a genuine American classic. But it was also familiar because Bush, the son of a president and grandson of a senator, is himself familiar.
OFFICIALS LET MAZE STAY OPEN
September 17, 1999
Douglas County officials visited a farmer Thursday night to see whether he was complying with a temporary business permit, but took no action after the farmer told him he was open past the daily time on the permit. “I haven’t been arrested. I’m still here,” said Richard Strong, who began operating a haunted maze in a cornfield on Wednesday.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS
September 17, 1999
Volleyball veterans. Lawrence High School seniors celebrate after finishing the 1995 season undefeated with a state championship. From left, Kelly Miller, Anne Murray, Katy Kampschroeder, Jaunelle Hamilton, Katy Kish and Stephanie Welter. Kampschroeder currently plays for the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Hamilton currently playing for Auburn. Miller is on the rowing team at KU. Murray is playing volleyball for Dartmouth. Welter finished her collegiate volleyball career at Southwest Texas State University. The photo was submitted by Les Miller, Lawrence.
PUBLIC OFFERS IDEAS ON PARKS
September 17, 1999
The second of two public hearings gives Lawrence residents a chance to help plan parks and recreation centers in Lawrence.
JEWISH CENTER UNITES DIFFERING BACKGROUNDS
September 17, 1999
The local Jewish congregation’s worship services reflect the diversity of its members.
KIDDING?
September 17, 1999
To the editor: When people state, as Carl Burkhead did in his recent letter, that we should accept Biblical truth, it puzzles me that no one asks if he is serious or suggests he is making fun of other people’s religion. When FLAT cites a specific Biblical truth to be accepted (the value of pi is just one of many), we are said to have our tongues planted in our cheeks and are accused by Ms. Holloway, the chair of the Kansas State Board of Education, and others, of mocking religious beliefs.
9-17 SHOULD POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS BE BANNED FROM ACCEPTING
September 17, 1999
Should political organizations be banned from accepting soft money? Ted Wedemeyer,
STUDENTS WIN CHANCE FOR ISRAEL TRIP
September 17, 1999
The Israel 2000 venture wants to help every Jew, regardless of means, visit that country.
OLD HOME TOWN 100 YEARS AGO
September 17, 1999
On Sept.17, 1899, a recent Massachusetts street carnival had been a big affair. The Lawrence World remarked on one aspect of it when it observed: “Practically every window along the street was decorated and the street looked like a dream. The Lawrence merchants deserve no end of credit for their efforts. It takes both money and time to properly decorate a window, but none was spared this year. The business men felt determined to make a success of this embryo street fair and they did it handsomely.”
25 YEARS AGO
September 17, 1999
Title IX of the Federal Education Amendment dealing with the disparity between men’s and women’s athletic programs in colleges and universities “could become the ruination of college athletics,” said Clyde Walker, Kansas University athletic director. He stated that final guidelines needed to be drawn carefully or they would create problems for college programs that could not be solved under existing financial structures. U.S. Rep. Bill Roy, a Democrat seeking a U.S. Senate seat, and State Sen. Robert Bennett, Republican governor candidate, both declared in local talks to education groups that they were “friends of teachers.”
40 YEARS AGO
September 17, 1999
The Hawklet, an unofficial little brother to the Hawk’s Nest at the Kansas University student union, opened in the basement of Summerfield Hall, the new business school building. It was fully automated and was designed to service students and faculty on “the other side of The Hill.”
BOULDER WEEKLY LOVES LAWRENCE
September 17, 1999
A stick-in-the-eye article in Boulder Weekly sings the praises of Lawrence, our fair town.
PANEL RANKS BUS ROUTES
September 17, 1999
An advisory panel has set priorities for routes in creating a citywide fixed-route bus system.
WITNESS SAYS RETREAD TIRE INVOLVED IN FATAL ACCIDENT
September 17, 1999
A truck driver says he was at the scene of the head-on collision that killed a KU sophomore in July. He said the blown tire on the KBI undercover truck that apparently caused the wreck was a retread.
RELIGION BRIEFS
September 17, 1999
St. Margaret’s Episcopal The Rev. Darrel Proffitt will lead services at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 964 U.S. Highway 40. Adult Christian education will be at 9:30 a.m. and children’s activities are provided during the 10:30 a.m. service. Pastoral caller training will take place following the 10:30 a.m. service. The open-plate offering at all three services will benefit St. Margaret’s seminarian, Sam Mason.
MUST FRI ARTS CENTER ADDS CLASSES
September 17, 1999
Arts center adds three drama classes
TOP TV OF THE 20TH CENTURY
September 17, 1999
The Emmys are in — no, not the just-completed 1999 awards, but the 20th Century awards. We asked the University of Memphis to convene a panel of television critics and scholars from around the nation, to nominate and select the best television programs and stars of the century. Their results are both surprising and controversial.
CLOSE
September 17, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,737.46
MAGDALENA DUKELOW OBITUARY
September 17, 1999
MAGDALENA DUKELOW Services for Magdalena (Redger) Dukelow, 71, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
WOMEN ORDERED TO CEASE BRAIDING HEAR AT FESTIVAL
September 17, 1999
The State Board of Cosmetology has told two Lawrence women to stop braiding hair at the Renaissance Festival in Bonner Springs.
BLOTTER FOR SEPT. 17
September 17, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
REBUILD THAT NEST FOR TWO
September 17, 1999
and Mark Victor Hansen June Cerza Kolf is the author of five books relating to grief. She is a frequent contributor to inspirational magazines and has recently completed a book for suicide survivors.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, WOMAN AND ZUCCHINIS
September 17, 1999
Serious squash. Ocoee Miller, Lawrence, shows off some of her favorite zucchinis. The photo was taken and submitted by Miller’s family. 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.
REGENTS BRIEFS
September 17, 1999
Director warns of possible budget cuts
FAIR TO HELP CITY SLICKERS MAKE IT IN THE COUNTRY
September 17, 1999
The Rural Home Fair on Monday should provide answers to the many questions people have when moving to the country.
SOUNDOFF ON HUNTER SAFETY COURSE
September 17, 1999
I have a child, age 10, who is interested in taking a hunter safety course and I was just wondering when the next one is available in our area. Three classes are scheduled — one starting on Oct. 4, another on Oct. 18 and also on Nov. 1 — at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Each class is limited to 100 persons. For information about registration, call Dan Affalter at 832-7512.
MUST FRI DEMOFEST GOES TO WICHITA
September 17, 1999
Demofest set in Wichita
PRAIRIE PARK NATURE CENTER OPENS TO PUBLIC SATURDAY
September 17, 1999
The city’s newest park combines outdoor nature experience with indoor educational programs.
FACULTY TO STUDY EQUITY IN PAY
September 17, 1999
Faculty senate leaders promise parallel studies of gender and minority equity at state universities.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR FRIDAY
September 17, 1999
TODAY 10:30 a.m.: Storytime for toddlers and preschool children, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Registration required for toddlers.
FREE STATE VOLLEYBALL
September 17, 1999
2-1 in Olathe Olathe — Free State High’s volleyball team took two of three matches at Olathe North on Thursday night.
ETHICS PANEL APPROVED KOCH SEMINAR
September 17, 1999
A Dole Institute official assured the state ethics panel that a KU seminar is meant only to expose legislators to “Economics 101.”
HOSPITALS
September 17, 1999
Births John and Bobbi Kearney, Ozawkie, a girl, Thursday.
PASTORS SAY TRAGEDY A CALL FOR PRAYER
September 17, 1999
A gunman chose the day of “See You at the Pole” to kill four teen-agers and three adults celebrating the international day of prayer at a Texas church.