Archive for Wednesday, September 29, 1999

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LMH ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NURSE AIDE TRAINING
September 29, 1999
LMH taking applications for nurse aide training
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR WEDNESDAY
September 29, 1999
Can Kansas halt Nebraska skein?
POLICE SAY EMPLOYEE FAKED ROBBERY
September 29, 1999
Police say a robbery at Gill’s Amoco was actually set up by the employee who was working at the time, and investigators are searching for his alleged accomplice. Joshua Van Thompson, 22, of Lawrence, remained in the Douglas County Jail on Tuesday night in lieu of $1,500 bond.
S HEALTH SEMINARSSCREENINGS
September 29, 1999
KUMC to sponsor seminars, screenings
BIDS FOR POOL WORK UNDER BUDGET
September 29, 1999
With only one construction contract left to be bid, city officials think the new indoor aquatic center in west Lawrence will come in about $1 million under budget. Lawrence city commissioners accepted low bids on eight construction contracts Tuesday night that included the general building construction, concrete work, structural steel, heating and plumbing, and electrical work at the center.
PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL UNVEILS HEALTH PLAN
September 29, 1999
Presidential candidate Bill Bradley unveiled a $65 billion plan Tuesday to dramatically expand the federal health care system. Bradley, who called health care coverage an unalienable right — as much as the guarantees of “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness” — would allow Americans to enroll in the same health care coverage provided for members of Congress and federal employees, potentially exploding the size of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Bradley accused Vice President Al Gore of shying away from the challenge to insure all Americans. SEE STORY PAGE 2A
ANAMAE WALKER EASUM OBITUARY
September 29, 1999
ANAMAE WALKER EASUM Oskaloosa — Services for Anamae Walker Easum, 85, Oskaloosa, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Oskaloosa First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa.
CHARLES M. TALBOTT OBITUARY
September 29, 1999
CHARLES M. TALBOTT Ottawa — Services for Charles M. Talbott, 66, Pomona, will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Dengel & Son Mortuary. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.
HIRD SERVICES
September 29, 1999
Services for Robert W. Hird, 78, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Hird died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CAR CORY MCCLENATHAN FOR WEDNESDAY
September 29, 1999
Topeka — Cory McClenathan was one day away from pulling out the year 2000 daily planner and mapping his plans for drag racing in the new millennium. Quite literally, the Anaheim, Calif., racer — one of the most consistent challengers for the NHRA Winston Top Fuel championship — was going to throw in the towel on the 1999 campaign.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, ECLIPSE TRIP GROUP
September 29, 1999
This group, composed of mainly area residents, went to Europe to see the eclipse Aug. 11 from the top of the Zwolferhorn near St. Gilgen, Austria. From left: Imma Ferrer, Barcelona, Spain; Sally Dunn, Baldwin; Mike Thurman, Lawrence; Mary Lou (Perry) Ellis, Medicine Bow, Wy.; Besty Kraft, Wichita; Ramond Dunn, Baldwin; Jeannie Heck, Lawrence; Charlie Perry, Baldwin; Angie (Perry) Heck, Kansas City, Mo.; Corey Dunn, Baldwin; Brian Heck, Kansas City, Mo.; Fred Rohs, Farmington, Mo.; Renee (Perry) Rohs, Farmington, Mo.; Kim Heck, Lawrence; Ruthie Perry, Baldwin; Esther van de Vliert, Krefeld, Germany; and Nate Perry, Eudora. The photo was submitted by Charlie Perry, Baldwin. 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.
LAWRENCE SCHOOL MENUS FOR NEXT WEEK
September 29, 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.
KANSAS RECRUITING UPDATE/JAYHAWK NOTES
September 29, 1999
College basketball coaches from Kansas, Iowa, Connecticut, Utah and Illinois have caused quite a stir in the tiny town of Tripp, S.D. “Definitely. There are 650 people here. You will notice when somebody is driving through town in a rented Cadillac,” said Jared Reiner, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound major college basketball recruit.
FOOD SAFETY IS HOT, HOT HOT! THERMOMETERS VARY TO FIT YOUR STYLE
September 29, 1999
Is it true that just because a hamburger is brown on the inside does not necessarily indicate that it is fully cooked? Food scientists at Kansas State University have determined that some ground beef can be cooked to a safe-to-eat temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit yet still be pink, while other ground beef can be well-browned but not yet safe to eat.
SUBPRIME BANKS PREY ON POOR
September 29, 1999
It has been said that those who understand interest earn it, and those who don’t pay it. Subprime banks — the newest legal incarnation of loan sharking — were created for people with less than perfect credit, but they often are being misused to prey on those who don’t understand the concept of interest. While there is a place for subprime banks — for people who are willing to bite the bullet and pay exorbitant interest rates (between 12 and 40 percent) until they get their credit rating back on track — the subprime market mainly targets unsophisticated, low-income people in poorer neighborhoods. Last spring, the Senate held a hearing on unconscionable lending techniques in the subprime market. A seven-year veteran from the industry addressed the committee with a paper bag over his head (to avoid retribution) and told the banking committee just how the burgeoning subprime industry makes a buck.
9-29 SHOULD RAPE VICTIMS BE ALLOWED TO SUE THEIR ATTACKERS
September 29, 1999
Should rape victims be allowed to sue their attackers for monetary damages? Drake Gearheart,
CLOSE
September 29, 1999
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.43; soybeans, $4.45; milo, $1.44; corn, $1.69. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.45; milo, NA; corn, $1.69. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.43; soybeans, $4.50; milo, $1.44; corn, $1.74.
ATCHISON CASTING CORP. WILL BUILD TANK ARMOR
September 29, 1999
J-W Staff Reports Atchison — The Atchison/St. Joe Division of Atchison Casting Corp. has a contract to build $4.1 million worth of ballistic armor for use in the Abrams M1A1 battle tank.
LEAKY ROOF DAMAGES CITY HALL
September 29, 1999
Lawrence city officials are still trying to determine the extent of damage Tuesday to the city commission chambers caused by water that came pouring through a leaky roof. The leak appeared after two days of heavy rains that hit Lawrence at the same time contractors were busy putting a new roof surface atop city hall.
OBITUARY FOR LOIS LAHMAN
September 29, 1999
LOIS LAHMAN Ottawa — Services for Lois Lahman, 93, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clarksburg Cemetery, north of Garland.
OBITUARY FOR ODA BLAINE
September 29, 1999
ODA BLAINE SHIPMAN Graveside services for Oda Blaine “Obie” Shipman, 86, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
September 29, 1999
The removal of a modern facade has provided a look back at a downtown building and perhaps provided some inspiration for the future. It’s too bad to see the closing of a long-time family business, Chet Johnson Furniture, in downtown Lawrence, but it has been a treat this week for local residents to get a glimpse of the former Chet Johnson sign and the old storefront that had been covered for many years.
SPOTLIGHT
September 29, 1999
The end of summer and arrival of autumn always come as a bit of a let down. I spend the winter looking forward to the gardening season and the opportunity to be outdoors, which means that September, when the days grow shorter and the leaves prepare to drop, is the end of that cycle. However, if there’s one bright spot in autumn, it’s the annual apple harvest, when the fruit is crisp and sweet and fresh. Stored properly, some apple varieties keep for months. Your grocer knows this and will continue throughout the year to stock the store bins with apples from the fall crop. As a very general rule, late apples keep longest. The best storage varieties include Fuji and Granny Smith. This is good to know if you’re buying in quantity to take advantage of a good price and don’t intend to use up your apples anytime soon.
EARL PAYS FINES, COURT COSTS
September 29, 1999
KU’s Earl pays court costs, fines
DAILY TICKER TUESDAY
September 29, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,275.53
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, FATHER AND SON ON COUCH
September 29, 1999
Justin Neal Courtney spends some quality time with his son, Brett, 15 months, while on leave from the Marines. The photo was submitted by Justin’s wife, Jody Courtney, 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.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS FOR SEPT. 28
September 29, 1999
City postpones action on retail market data
NEW SRS SECRETARY BEGINS REORGANIZATION
September 29, 1999
The reorganization is aimed at improving communication within the state’s largest bureaucracy.
STEFKA S. IVANITZOVA OBITUARY
September 29, 1999
STEFKA S. IVANITZOVA Private family services are planned for Stefka S. Ivanitzova, 74, Lawrence. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
HOSPITALS
September 29, 1999
Births Maureen Mulally, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
SOCCER
September 29, 1999
The youth movement in the Baker men’s soccer camp is in full swing this season. After losing 10 seniors from last year’s Midwest Regional finals team — including the program’s all-time leading scorer in striker Rayburn Moore — BU coach Ron Pulvers has placed his faith in a strong freshmen class to fill that void.
FREDERICK SUPPORTS KU FOOTBALL COACH ALLEN
September 29, 1999
Some posters on the Internet have begun collecting names for Kansas University football coach Terry Allen’s replacement. But KU athletics director Bob Frederick said that position won’t be vacant anytime soon.
ATV CORRECTION
September 29, 1999
The Jefferson County sheriff’s office said Tuesday that it was unclear who was driving an all-terrain vehicle in the accident that killed 6-year-old Sawyer Welch, of Fraser, Colo., over the weekend near Winchester.
DONE DEAL
September 29, 1999
Lawrence school board members found many options concerning the purchase of a new administration building closed to them on Monday night, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t approach this issue — and all others — with an open mind. Monday night, the Lawrence school board affirmed earlier decisions to purchase a new administration/warehouse building and sell two other district buildings.
YOUNG VOTERS
September 29, 1999
In the politically charged 1960s and ‘70s, 18-20-year-olds were eager to have the right to vote. Now, it seems that right means little to many young people Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh is making an important appeal to the state’s young people.
FREE STATE CC RESULTS
September 29, 1999
High School Results Saturday at Baldwin
KU TO HOLD PROGRAM FOR HONOR SCHOLARS
September 29, 1999
KU to have program for honor scholars
SANTA FE TRAIL VOLLEYBALL
September 29, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo Santa Fe Trail’s Jessi Johnson, the team’s shortest volleyball player as a 5-foot setter, and Trudy Carter, SFT’s tallest as a 6-2 middle hitter, have been key contributors during the Chargers’ 16-0 season.
September 29, 1999
Members say the Kansas Conservative Caucus is meant to offer independent analysis of bills and policy issues that come before the Legislature.
WEDNESDAY WOODLING COLUMN
September 29, 1999
As strangely incongruous as it sounds, the Oklahoma University athletics department’s new academics building is named after a man who works out of Dallas but lives in Lawrence. The Prentice Gautt Academic Center was dedicated a couple of weeks ago.
KU BEGINS FIGURING OUT BUDGET CUTS
September 29, 1999
Deans, administrators begin to find out just how much money they have to cut out of their budgets.
POSH SAYS LAWRENCE TEACHES THEORY AS FACT
September 29, 1999
Parents for Objective Science and History vows to challenge and protest district practices.
ILLINOIS TAGS
September 29, 1999
A complaint about Supt. Kathleen Williams’ out-of-state license plates has been forwarded to the sheriff’s office.
KU FOOTBALL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS
September 29, 1999
Before the college football season began, Kansas University’s David Winbush talked about his role as KU’s primary running back and his run for a 1,000-yard season. At the same time, KU’s defensive backs talked about their eagerness to play man-to-man coverage.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR WEDNESDAY
September 29, 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.
CARTER, JOHNSON PROVIDE DYNAMIC DUO FOR SFT
September 29, 1999
Gotham City has Batman and Robin. Santa Fe Trail has its own dynamic duo in Trudy and Jessi.
HEARD ON THE HILL
September 29, 1999
Deans, deans where is the new crop of deans? Here’s the latest on Kansas University’s dean searchathon:
UTILITY MERGER GETS STATE OK
September 29, 1999
It’s still unclear whether Western Resources or KCPL will accept terms imposed by the state of Kansas.
OLD HOME TOWN 100
September 29, 1999
On Sept. 29, 1899, the Lawrence World stated: “The days of the city marshal are full of troubles. It is generally known that he is besieged by neighbors who quarrel over their dogs, chickens and children, that he is daily found fault with by everybody for the things that he don’t do, but he has troubles that the public do not know of…The city marshal is frequently called upon to drop in and help some husband and wife who have quarreled to come to a peaceable settlement. Some people seem to think that anything on earth comes directly under the duties of a city marshal.”
CLINTON RESORT SOUNDOFF
September 29, 1999
Will guests at the new resort at Clinton State Park be required to pay the entry fee like the rest of us? “No one knows yet,” said Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug. “That’s one of the details that needs to be worked out.”
PAULINE ROBERTSON OBITUARY
September 29, 1999
PAULINE ROBERTSON Services for Pauline Robertson, 70, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
OBITUARY FOR MAIZE WHITSON
September 29, 1999
MAIZE WHITSON Services for Maize Whitson, 86, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
GAME OF TAG TURNS VIOLENT
September 29, 1999
Game of tag becomes violent
THOMAS LAYNE GILE OBITUARY
September 29, 1999
THOMAS LAYNE GILE Wichita — Services for Thomas Layne Gile, 30, Wichita, will be at 3 p.m. today at Harvest Community Church. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Wichita.
EDUCATION EXPLORATION
September 29, 1999
To the editor: I have been following the recent controversy over Lawrence public school’s curriculum for some time now. In response to the recent article, “Exemption tests school curriculum standards,” it is my opinion that the classroom is not the place to exclude and discard knowledge which may or may not agree with someone’s faith. Education topics of any sort should not be looked down upon, for any knowledge learned should be treasured whether one believes in it or not. If any parent is concerned that their children are being exposed to “damaging” information (due to their faith), then I believe it then becomes that parent’s responsibility to take the child’s education into their own hands by schooling at home rather than making the rest of the class suffer from not learning to the full potential as well.
-LIKE MOVIE TO SHOW AT LIBERTY HALL
September 29, 1999
‘Spinal Tap’-like movie to show at Liberty
40 YEARS AGO
September 29, 1999
Frances Willard Day called attention to an obscure Kansas law which said that every teacher must spend a quarter of each school day conducting an anti-liquor discussion with pupils. The outdated law was laughingly ignored here just as it was everywhere else in the state. There were no stipulations about the creationism-evolution clashes that were to surface 40 years later.
25 YEARS AGO
September 29, 1999
A committee was named to study and prepare financing arrangements for the Lawrence Memorial Hospital expansion and Bob Billings was named to head the group. Kansas University law professor Charles Oldfather was retiring after 24 years on the faculty here. He was turning over his office as university attorney to Michael Davis. Oldfather had been the first ever to serve KU in such an official capacity.
BLOTTER FOR SEPT. 29, 1999
September 29, 1999
Law enforcement report Police reports
JUST DISHONEST
September 29, 1999
The weirdness begins immediately. Edmund Morris’ “Dutch,” his “memoir” of Ronald Reagan, bears this dedication: In Memoriam