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Israel mulls early elections
August 2, 2000
As long as there is a real possibility for a peace agreement with the Palestinians, Barak will have difficulty mustering a majority in parliament.
It’ll be McElhaney vs. Kipp
McElhaneys celebrate election win
August 2, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Republican voters in Douglas County’s 3rd Commission District selected Jere McElhaney to carry their banner in the November general election.
News Briefs
August 2, 2000
Shadow Hours’ is lackluster effort
August 2, 2000
Underworld tours are as old as fire. The Greeks took us rollin’ on the River Styx encircling Hades. Dante led us through the rings of hell and Milton showed us the war of angels and the devils’ home.
Lawrence City Commission Briefs
August 2, 2000
NL Roundup
August 2, 2000
AL Roundup
August 2, 2000
Tiger says, ‘Show me the money’
August 2, 2000
Money hasn’t been a problem for Tiger Woods since he turned pro in August 1996 and signed contracts worth $60 million with Nike and Titleist, then won about $140,000 in his first four tournaments.
Shark’ to hunt again, but for how long?
August 2, 2000
Five weeks and a day after hip surgery, Greg Norman will return to competition this week, and, at 45, he’s feeling a sense of urgency.
EPO drug testing approved
August 2, 2000
In a long-awaited and much-debated step in the fight against doping, the IOC medical commission approved a double test for the hormone, believed to be one of the most abused drugs in sport. Any athlete at Sydney could be tested
Area election results
August 2, 2000
The following are the latest unofficial vote totals from the primary for the major primary election candidates in Douglas County.
Kline gets nod over Musil
August 2, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Phill Kline carried Douglas County and the rest of the 3rd Congressional District as he handily defeated Greg Musil and Gary Morsch in Tuesday’s Republican primary election.
People, Faces & Things
August 2, 2000
County fair a lesson in capitalism
Commercial booths display their wares for patrons
August 2, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer Commercial exhibitors sell their wares and their ideology at the fair. The Douglas County Free Fair isn’t just a place for families, farmers and 4-Hers to come together.
New official pushing football tickets
August 2, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Marc Gibson, KU’s new assistant director of promotions in charge of football tickets sales, is spearheading several unusual ticket promotions and packages.
Communication vital to Bush
August 2, 2000
By Larry Eichel Knight Ridder Newspaper Columnist In the next few days, some questions about George W. Bush will be answered.
Danforth’s last word on Waco
August 2, 2000
By Bill Thompson Fort Worth Start-Telegram Columnist Bad news for the Mount Carmel conspiracy nuts: David Koresh set the fire.
KU seeks to lease last suites
August 2, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor While Border War rival Missouri has leased all 32 of its private suites, Kansas still has “eight or nine” scholarship suites unleased.
Basting vinaigrette packs a little extra wallop
August 2, 2000
By Jill Hummels Journal-World Assistant Features/Arts Editor The people who make Weber grills want to remind you to eat your vegetables, too. While most people will be throwing some type of meat over the flames, vegetables also are fair game for people who love to cook outside. And while you’re at it, why not zest up those veggies with a little south-of-the-border seasoning?
City Blotter
August 2, 2000
Voters leave polls alone
Majority not excited by primary
August 2, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Voters live up to expectations they stay away from polling places. In a primary election that offered few surprises, voter turnout wasn’t one of them.
Cunningham promises to open up KC’s offense
August 2, 2000
With a fleet of young receivers and a group of veterans displaying prime form, Gunther Cunningham says it would be a mistake not to “get down the field.”
Church bulletins offer a litany of comic bloopers
August 2, 2000
U.S. soldier sentenced to life for murder
August 2, 2000
Army Staff Sgt. Frank Ronghi pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of murder, forcible sodomy and indecent acts in the Jan. 13 death.
American High’ is painfully good
August 2, 2000
When I thought the glut of high school-themed dramas was over, along comes the new documentary series, “American High” (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14, D, L). It’s quite addictive. Filmmaker R.J. Cutler was nominated for an Oscar for his 1993 documentary, “The War Room,” a warts-and-all look at the 1992 Clinton campaign team.
Latin Grilling
August 2, 2000
For the most part, the Argentinian barbecue eschews marinades, rubs and basting sauces. The main seasoning is coarse salt. One exception to this rule is when chimichurri is brushed on barbecued lamb while it cooks.
Mojo rising
Grilling to a Latin beat fires up flavor
August 2, 2000
In-the-closet carnivores can come out now: Meat is back in high favor and fashion. And summer is peak meat-eating season, with grilling, punctuated by Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day, in full swing.
Area Briefs
August 2, 2000
For Bush’s convention: a salute from the GOP
August 2, 2000
On an evening honoring sacrifice and service, John McCain smartly saluted George W. Bush on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention, beckoning independents and Democrats to support the Texas governor as a man of “courage and character.”
Voters toss out two BOE members
August 2, 2000
Linda Holloway and Mary Douglass Brown, who supported de-emphasizing evolution on state standardized tests, lost their bids for re-election to the Kansas State Board of Education.
Praeger dispatches challenger
August 2, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer Incumbent Sandy Praeger said she figures Republican voters were appreciative of her work in the Kansas Senate.
Study: Brady law made no impact on gun deaths
August 2, 2000
The federal Brady Act requiring a criminal background check of handgun buyers has had no measurable effect on gun homicide and suicide rates in the 32 states that had to strengthen their regulations to meet the 1994 law, a study says.
Friends & Neighbors
August 2, 2000
NFL Camp Roundup
August 2, 2000
Adoption obligation
August 2, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Kansas officials need to get a handle on the state’s privatized adoption system.
Nation Briefs
August 2, 2000
Country music honors best
August 2, 2000
Haskins admits payment
August 2, 2000
The University of Minnesota might have found a way to retrieve its $1.5 million buyout of former basketball coach Clem Haskins.
Mango markdown worth exploring
August 2, 2000
By Gwyn Mellinger Baker University Journailsm Teacher Late every summer the local grocers mark their mangoes down to 50 cents a piece. For all I know these are the same mangoes that were in the produce bins a couple of months ago, when they were rock hard and green, and it’s simply time to move them out. In any case, the ones that have been on sale here lately are ripe and ready to eat.
Horoscopes
August 2, 2000
Protests bog down Kansas delegation
August 2, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Protests kept part of Kansas’ delegation at the Republican National Convention from honoring one of its own Tuesday afternoon.
Moderates win GOP precincts
August 2, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer Moderates win in the precincts but apparently will fall short of absolute control of the county GOP.
Postal Service tries to head off losses to online offerings
August 2, 2000
Neither snow, nor rain nor Internet will stop the U.S. Postal Service. Uncle Sam wants YOU@USPS.COM. Fearing that e-mail and online bill paying could take a fatal bite out of first-class mail in coming years, officials with the U.S. Postal Service are testing a variety of e-services for Americans, including one that would assign virtually everybody an e-mail address.
Baldwin resident victorious in county commission race
August 2, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Bob Johnson will challenge Democrat Dan Gregg in the November general election for the 2nd District seat on the Douglas County Commission.
2-term Wakarusa incumbent loses
August 2, 2000
In Tuesday’s rare, contested Wakarusa Township primary, challenger Alan Button defeated incumbent township treasurer Charles Ledom.
Tyson wins 12th Senate
August 2, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer Incumbent Sen. Robert Tyson turned back a challenge by Vern Chesbro, a former chairman of the Kansas Republican Party, to advance to a general election challenge by Democratic nominee Doug Walker.
Baldwin OKs school budget authority hike
August 2, 2000
Baldwin school officials won a close vote Tuesday night when voters opted to approve an increase in the district’s local option budget.
47th District tied; recount scheduled
August 2, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer The Democratic primary ends in a dead heat. The winner will face Lee Tafanelli, who won the Republican primary.
Wildfires scorch Western states
August 2, 2000
As firefighters hunkered down for a long battle against a colossal blaze in the Sequoia National Forest, officials said Tuesday that they fear its size and ferocity is a worrisome omen for California and the rest of the West.
Mayo is not villain in food-borne illness
August 2, 2000
By Susan Krumm Extension Agent in family and consumer sciences with K-State Research and Extension Are the mayonnaises and salad dressings used in meat salads just as dangerous as they used to be?
Pollard re-signs with Sacramento
August 2, 2000
The Sacramento Kings Tuesday re-signed free agent forward-center Scot Pollard to a multiyear contract and inked free agent guard Bobby Jackson to a multiyear pact.
WNBA Roundup
August 2, 2000
Explosion levels house in Emporia
No injuries reported
August 2, 2000
An explosion Tuesday morning leveled a house in southeast Emporia, but fire department officials had no reports of injuries. They said the four people who lived in the house were accounted for.
Company alleges police extortion
August 2, 2000
Orion Security of Overland Park raised the charge in an appeal it filed on losing its license to provide security services. A security company that stood to lose its license was told it could pay $10,000 instead by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.
Lawrence Briefs
August 2, 2000
City approves controversial duplexes
Historical significance of property fails to sway majority of commissioners
August 2, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer A controversial development gets approval by the city commission despite neighborhood objections.
Capitol dome changing its color for now
August 2, 2000
Anyone can spot the difference from a distance. A small part of the Capitol dome, on the northeast side, has turned from its normal, bright green to a rich, dark brown. It’s actually copper, the metal that makes up the best-known feature of Topeka’s skyline.
KU’s Audio-Reader keeps eye on Napster
August 2, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer The outcome of the case may affect a program that reads copyrighted materials for people who are blind.
Hip-hop group abandons fans at Liberty Hall
August 2, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer The band has earned a reputation for failing to show up for concerts or having only some of the members perform.
Students charged in counterfeiting
August 2, 2000
Students made counterfeit money on a computer in their high school drafting class and passed hundreds of dollars in fake bills around town, police said Tuesday.
Utah miners killed in underground fire
August 2, 2000
A routine procedure in a coal mine inadvertently started a fire that apparently set off a methane gas explosion early Tuesday, killing two workers and injuring 12 others.
EPA issues revised truck pollution rules
August 2, 2000
State officials and environmentalists are complaining that truck engine manufacturers are trying to renege on part of a much ballyhooed 1998 consent agreement with the Justice Department to curtail pollution from large trucks.
Randa committed to playing in KC
August 2, 2000
Uncertainty is part of the beauty of baseball unless you are a player likely to be sent anywhere at any time.
Raiders to open state meet today
Lawrence to face Salina in first game of Legion baseball tournament
August 2, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Journal-World Sports Writer Raiders coach Carl Brooks doesn’t know what to expect from Salina (39-12), the first-round for Lawrence (36-13) in today’s state tournament.
MLB Briefs
August 2, 2000
World Briefs
August 2, 2000
Ex-Lion Polk says recovery from injury ‘going OK
August 2, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer Jo Jo Polk, a member of Lawrence High’s 1995 Class 6A state championship football team, is recovering from a neck injury suffered last month during an arenafootball2 contest.
Chilean court delays Pinochet ruling
August 2, 2000
Chile’s Supreme Court said Tuesday that it had postponed making a decision on whether to strip Gen. Augusto Pinochet of his immunity, clearing the way for him to stand trial on human rights charges.
Business Briefcase
August 2, 2000
Brosius, Yankees edge KC
August 2, 2000
Scott Brosius struggled with runners on base, but his home run leading off the eighth lifted New York to a 5-4 victory over the Royals.
Daily Ticker
August 2, 2000
NASCAR makes changes in wake of fatal crashes
August 2, 2000
In the wake of a pair of fatal crashes, NASCAR took steps Tuesday to help drivers avoid sticking throttles that can cause serious wrecks.
Volleyball standout picks KU
August 2, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer Dani McHenry, one of the state’s top high school volleyball prospects from Shawnee Heights, has orally committed to Kansas.
Economic growth continues in Kansas, region, survey says
August 2, 2000
Another interest rate increase may be needed to slow down the growing economy in a nine-state mid-America region, an economist said Tuesday. A regional survey of executives who buy raw materials and other supplies for industry indicates that the region’s economy grew at a faster pace in July than a month earlier, Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss said.
Reports reveal mixed economy
August 2, 2000
Americans went back to shopping in June, especially for big-ticket items like cars, pushing up consumer spending by the largest amount in three months.
City businesses line up for ‘Big Blue Weekends’
August 2, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor The roster’s been expanded, the players are ready and a million-dollar payoff is ready to roll into town next month.
KC Star buys 3 more papers
August 2, 2000
The Kansas City Star has acquired three more newspapers the Lee’s Summit Journal, the Belton Star-Herald and the Cass County Democrat-Missourian. The newspapers were purchased Monday from members of the Clark Murray family, owners of Inland Industries Inc. of Lenexa, Kan. Terms were not disclosed.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
August 2, 2000
Sign issue
August 2, 2000
Common sense
August 2, 2000
Conventions still voters’ best shot at information
August 2, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Columnist Have you noticed a funny thing about the huge event that has this city all aflutter? The media have (A) declared conventions past their prime as news stories and (B) shown up here in such huge numbers that we’ve all but overtaken the place.
GOP doesn’t reflect America
August 2, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News - Washington Columnist Linda Tripp, who wasn’t invited, should be a heroine to Republicans assembled here and not merely because she blew the whistle on Bill & Monica.