Archive for Thursday, August 3, 2000

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Video clips
August 3, 2000
Jukebox
August 3, 2000
Here are the weekly charts for the nation’s best-selling recorded music as they appear in this week’s issue of Billboard magazine.
CD review
August 3, 2000
Art notes
August 3, 2000
China painters to hold show Crown Center sends in the clowns
Eight is Enough’ star transforms into Bibleman
August 3, 2000
As Bibleman, Willie Aames wields a “Sword of the Spirit” for preteens.
State’s ‘real’ governor arrested, then freed
August 3, 2000
The man, who claims to be the actual governor, was arrested for not appearing in court. Mark Kline Drake, who claims to be the real governor of Kansas, was released on bond after being arrested for failing to make a scheduled court appearance last month.
Hospital denies lawsuit’s claims
August 3, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer LMH officials say that there is no evidence that a former employee suffered discrimination.
Absent lawyers put office in a bind
August 3, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer The Franklin County Commission was forced to hold a special session Wednesday evening following an embarrassing day at the county courthouse.
Police Blotter
August 3, 2000
Area Briefs
August 3, 2000
News Briefs
August 3, 2000
Tobacco firms accused of undoing health efforts
August 3, 2000
The World Health Organization accused big tobacco companies Wednesday of waging a covert campaign to subvert its efforts to reduce smoking, and warned the companies may now try to undermine work on a new global anti-smoking accord.
Kansas City upends Colorado, 3-1, at Arrowhead
August 3, 2000
Kerry Zavagnin scored two minutes into the game as the Kansas City Wizards went on to beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 Wednesday night.
Walter Revell Sr.
August 3, 2000
Fast-food customer: Chalupa was bloody
August 3, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer The KBI will test food samples to determine if blood is present. Cynthia Atkinson believes she found blood in her chalupa. Taco Bell says it could’ve been hot sauce. And police well, they’re not saying what they think.
Judges name supreme champions
Douglas County Free Fair keeps 4-H’ers on their toes
August 3, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer Thousands attended Wednesday’s event, but even more people are expected at the fair today and Friday.
Raiders fall in opener
August 3, 2000
Lawrence’s Raiders are back in a familiar position.
WNBA Roundup
August 3, 2000
MLB Breifs
August 3, 2000
Former President Ford suffers stroke at convention
August 3, 2000
Former President Gerald Ford suffered one and possibly two small strokes at the Republican convention that were mistaken for a sinus infection and was hospitalized Wednesday with slurred speech and difficulties with balance.
Pollard signing pleases Kings
August 3, 2000
Amid the ice packs, the soaked jerseys, the dirty towels and the oppressive, overpowering stench of defeat following the Kings-Lakers finale last spring at Staples Center, there were two truly encouraging sightings.
Challenged ballots expected to break primary tie
August 3, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer Friday’s canvass is expected to snap a tie in the Democratic race for the 47th Kansas House District.
Cheney accepts VP nod
August 3, 2000
George W. Bush’s running mate Dick Cheney promises the GOP will bring ‘big changes’ to Washington. Dick Cheney accepted his exuberant party’s vice presidential nomination Wednesday night and, without hesitation, ridiculed the Clinton-Gore era as years of “bitterness and ill will and partisan strife.”
Governor endorses Kline for Congress
August 3, 2000
Bill Graves, a moderate, is endorsing the conservative congressional candidate, in the name of Republican part unity. Putting aside their frequent political differences, Gov. Bill Graves endorsed Phill Kline on Wednesday in an effort to unite Republicans behind the 3rd District candidate for Congress.
Primary results pave the way for evolution
August 3, 2000
With the defeat of two conservative Kansas State Board of Education members, it looks like public school students will once again be required to learn about evolution. The hotly debated science standards that play down evolution for Kansas public school students are likely to be overturned following the defeat of three conservatives for seats on the State Board of Education.
Running out of shelter
Humane Society needs space, food
August 3, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer The agency has picked up twice as many injured animals and more strays in the last few months. Douglas County residents changing addresses in the annual late-July/early August exodus are leaving behind more than old sofas at their old rental units.Pets, too, are being abandoned, and the practice is weighing heavily on the Lawrence Humane Society.Caring for 157 dogs and more than 200 cats, the Humane Society’s shelter was at capacity Wednesday. With so many animals coming in, shelter officials have been forced to make owners wait to drop off pets.
Western Resources CFO resigning
August 3, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor Western Resources Inc.’s chief financial officer is resigning, but plans to remain with the Topeka-based utility as a consultant.
Jury sees swindle in Padre deal
August 3, 2000
A family was cheated out of Padre Island oil profits, a Texas jury finds. Six decades after a New York lawyer bought Padre Island from a Mexican-American border family, a jury determined Wednesday that he had swindled the family’s impoverished descendants out of $1.1 million in oil and gas royalties.
Sales tax accounting questioned
August 3, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer Some city officials don’t trust Kansas Department of Revenue sales tax numbers. Finance officials in at least two Kansas cities including Lawrence are questioning the state’s accounting of sales taxes. Officials in Lawrence and Salina are wondering whether they’re getting their fair share of the taxes collected by the Kansas Department of Revenue.
Gene therapy, drugs fighting tumors
August 3, 2000
A combination of gene therapy and drugs is showing promise in treating head and neck cancers, researchers in Texas report.
Asthma care proven effective
August 3, 2000
Asthma sufferers who regularly use steroid inhalers to ease their breathing problems also lower their risk of dying from the disease, a large new study concludes.
Needle prescriptions can cut AIDS cases
August 3, 2000
Doctors in 48 states can legally prescribe sterile syringes to drug addicts to prevent transmission of HIV and other infections, according to a study co-authored by a Brown University researcher and published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Kuwait marks 10 years after invasion
August 3, 2000
Both Iraq and Kuwait claim the other side is still holding some prisoners.
Bakery loses $121 million in job bias lawsuit
August 3, 2000
The nation’s largest wholesale baker was ordered Wednesday to pay $120 million in punitive damages to black workers who said they suffered racial discrimination at a Wonder Bread plant.
California heat strains power grid
August 3, 2000
A fifth day of a heat wave frazzled California’s power grid again Wednesday, but a slight break in the weather was expected by the weekend.
Patricia Gentry
August 3, 2000
Helicopters attack Western wildfires
August 3, 2000
Four dozen fires covering more than 700,000 acres burned in Western states and forced hundreds of evacuations.
Free SAT prep course available on Net
August 3, 2000
Amid warnings from educators that students who can afford coaching have an unfair advantage on standardized tests, a New York-based company says it will offer a free Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) prep course over the Internet in an attempt to “level the playing field.”
Old Home Town - 40 and 100 years ago today.
August 3, 2000
Response on study
August 3, 2000
Muslim rebels massacre worshippers in Kashmir
August 3, 2000
Suspected Islamic guerrillas mowed down Hindu pilgrims, police said Wednesday, launching a 24-hour wave of violence that left 101 people dead and the prospect of peace shattered in the Himalayan province of Kashmir.
Gingrich on the outside looking in at convention
August 3, 2000
As Newt Gingrich makes his way through Republican convention crowds here, it’s easy to forget that the former House speaker has become a pariah in his party.
Mental health link
August 3, 2000
Journal-World Editorial It’s important that any changes at Lawrence Memorial Hospital not leave a gap in mental health services.
High-priced homes hit county
Residential building permits up in value from last year
August 3, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Rural Douglas County is seeing an increase in high-dollar housing projects this year, a county official said.
Daily Ticker
August 3, 2000
Business Breifcase
August 3, 2000
Traffic safety agency probes fatal tire shredding
August 3, 2000
A federal agency is investigating 21 reported traffic deaths allegedly caused when Firestone tires often used on new pickups and sport utility vehicles peeled off their casings.
Key index points to cooldown
August 3, 2000
Various reports have given mixed signals, leaving analysts unsure of whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates or not.
Hunt releases ‘live performance’ CD
August 3, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Journal-World Writer A Lawrence musician isn’t afraid to take a few chances with her recordings. Kelley Hunt doesn’t mind breaking music industry rules. She acknowledges that being a woman from Kansas who writes and records her own blues material is an anomaly.
Cholera’s genetic code deciphered
August 3, 2000
Researchers have deciphered the genetic makeup of one of humanity’s oldest, deadliest and hardiest adversaries the cholera microbe.
Sites allow youths to safely surf the Net
August 3, 2000
Here are the Internet addresses for some kid-oriented Web sites:
Box office
August 3, 2000
Mary Lou Johnson
August 3, 2000
Arts notes
August 3, 2000
Lyric Opera looking for Trouble Magazine picks KJHK for honor
Money may not be everything, but it can help in politics
August 3, 2000
Big money helped defeat one senator, but not another. Sometimes lots of money will help elect a candidate. But sometimes it doesn’t. Often, it has as much to do with the person as with the money.
KU’s summer doldrums not so dull
August 3, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer The between-semester lull is not completely devoid of activity at KU.
Quitting smoking even late lessens cancer risk
August 3, 2000
Experts call the findings a warning to refocus efforts on current cigarette smokers, instead of concentrating too much on trying to prevent adolescents from starting the habit.
Duncan, Rose sign big deals
August 3, 2000
Tim Duncan and Jalen Rose got “the max.” Austin Croshere, a bench-warmer until this season, and Cuttino Mobley and Rashard Lewis, a couple of former second-round draft picks, did pretty well, too.
NFL Camp Roundup
August 3, 2000
Study questions worth of paraprofessionals
Lawrence educators say aides are vital to many classrooms
August 3, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer The Lawrence school district makes extensive use of paraprofessionals, but a national study suggests they don’t help much.
State Briefs
August 3, 2000
Few Bush challengers given convention role
August 3, 2000
In the quest to present a unified front, George W. Bush’s campaign has kept all but three erstwhile rivals from the GOP primaries off the stage at the Republican National Convention.
Cheney gives ticket insider credentials
August 3, 2000
Dick Cheney wasn’t on stage Wednesday night to make waves. He was there to reinforce George W. Bush and to underscore the GOP message.
GOP falls short with women
August 3, 2000
By Ellen Goodman Boston Globe Columnist The placards pop up all across the massive convention floor like flashcards for a remedial reading course:
U.N. learning to expect worst
August 3, 2000
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Columnist The small but brutal wars of Sierra Leone and the Congo have brought the United Nations to a moment of truth. The choice that looms is captured in a few candid, thought-provoking phrases by Kofi Annan, the unconventionally direct U.N. secretary-general.
Gore faces running mate choice
August 3, 2000
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Columnist The story is that when Barry Goldwater delivered his acceptance speech at the 1964 convention, dispensing high-octane conservatism, a journalist exclaimed, “My God, he’s going to run as Goldwater.” Today many people are similarly thunderstruck that both nominees of the conservative party are conservatives.
Eastwood DVD boxed set won’t make anyone’s day
August 3, 2000
By Al Brumley The Dallas Morning News The release of a whole passel of Clint Eastwood flicks on home video proves there’s still reason to hold on to those VCRs.
Boeing facing record penalty
August 3, 2000
The company was penalized for failing to report cracks on parts in two separate aircraft and for quality problems at four subcontractors.
American Eagle eyes downtown
August 3, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor American Eagle Outfitters could be selling its jeans, khakis and T-shirts in town by Thanksgiving.
Egg yolk acne cure has a firm basis in scientific fact
August 3, 2000
Horoscopes
August 3, 2000
Book dishes dirt about Sinatra
Rat Pack Confidential’: Dig?
August 3, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Journal-World Writer Frank Sinatra is the subject of several biographies, but this one focuses in on his Rat Pack days. There’s nothing better to do on a hot summer day than finding a shady spot and some good trashy reading to go with it.
Simon Says: Take two giant steps forward
On the edge of stardom, one band puts its all into making it
August 3, 2000
Editor’s note: Every year, more than 1,000 bands and singing groups are signed to recording deals. Only a handful ever make it big. Here’s a look at one California band playing the odds. The band will tour the United States this fall.
Annie Potts carries the message of ‘Any Day Now’
Lifetime drama examines racism
August 3, 2000
Last year the show was Lifetime’s highest-rated drama in households and with women in key demographics.
Kirby 64’ game targets young, young at heart
Cuddly character makes return on N64
August 3, 2000
If you like “Doom,” you just might like this game, too.
Weird news
August 3, 2000
Under-chic
The basic T-shirt makes a comeback
August 3, 2000
The white T-shirt has emerged once again as the outer layer.
Lawrence writer takes a look at outcasts
Daldorph releases new poetry collection
August 3, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Journal-World Writer A Kansas University professor takes on social isolation in “Outcasts.”
Jackson gets a little ‘Nutty’
August 3, 2000
The actress-singer says she was counting the days until the filming would be over — because she hated to see the experience end.
Punk is alive and well in Murder City
Seattle septet earns success on the road
August 3, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Journal-World Writer The band’s writing process usually doesn’t start until studio time has been booked. Though the Northwest music scene gets pigeonholed as one big soundgarden of grunge bands, the Murder City Devils are doing everything it can to change that image.
Top video games
August 3, 2000
Pros snub Sydney Games
August 3, 2000
Tennis player Pete Sampras and basketball player Tim Duncan are the latest pro athletes to pass on the Olympics.
Mariners working overtime in homestand
August 3, 2000
Seattle needed 13 innings to beat Toronto on Saturday, and the Mariners played 19 innings in Tuesday’s win over Boston.
Israeli leader losing support, Cabinet aides
August 3, 2000
The foreign minister’s resignation underscores Ehud Barak’s deepening political isolation and the complexities of negotiating a peace deal.
Lynne Cheney a plus for Bush
August 3, 2000
By Joanne Jacobs Member of the San Jose Mercury News editorail board So far, 2000 has been the Year of the Quiet Wife in presidential politics. Tipper Gore has been a smiling blonde in the background; the pre-convention Laura Bush has been much mentioned by her husband, rarely seen or heard.
No suspense, but maybe history
August 3, 2000
If all goes as planned, Texas Gov. George W. Bush will accept his party’s nomination tonight at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. Some PBS begins coverage at 7 p.m., CBS and ABC begin at 8 p.m., and NBC at 8:30 p.m.
Raiders still alive at AAA Legion State tourney
August 3, 2000
Hutchinson - Don’t stick a fork in the Lawrence Raiders yet. After dropping their first game in the AAA Legion State baseball tournament on Wednesday, the Raiders bounced back on Thursday afternoon to post 8-0 five-inning whitewash of Great Bend.
Bengals face rough road
August 3, 2000
The worst team of the 1990s is finding it tough to reverse its fortune as it prepares for the first season of the new century.
AL Roundup
August 3, 2000
Gold medal jumper cleared for Olympics
August 3, 2000
The only high jumper to clear 8 feet had his drug suspension cut in half. Cuban high jump champion Javier Sotomayor was cleared Wednesday to compete in the Olympics when track and field’s ruling body cut his suspension for cocaine use in half.
Stein sparks KC over Yanks, 4-1
August 3, 2000
Blake Stein held New York to two hits and one run in eight innings. The way Blake Stein pitches against the Yankees, it’s surprising playoff contenders didn’t trade for him.
Arts notes
August 3, 2000
Howe to tell stories at arts center Kmart to offer racing event
Calendar
August 3, 2000
CD reviews
August 3, 2000
Kansas Republicans reach out to farmers
August 3, 2000
GOP politicians don’t necessarily take farmers’ support for granted. Kansas Republicans receive strong support from farmers and ranchers but are not going to take it for granted in this year’s presidential race.
Protests mostly peacful
August 3, 2000
Scattered, peaceful demonstrations continued Wednesday, while police and protesters traded charges over who was responsible for the melee Tuesday when 15 police officers were injured and several demonstrators were subdued with police batons.
Friends & Neighbors
August 3, 2000
People, Faces & Things
August 3, 2000
Federal execution postponed
Clinton delays death penalty to allow clemency petition
August 3, 2000
The federal judge who set the execution date criticized the White House for delays and hypocrisy.
NL Roundup
August 3, 2000
Chiefs’ offensive line full of questions
August 3, 2000
Will Shields finally ended his holdout, but injuries have left Kansas City thin on the offensive line. The Chiefs franchise player, Pro Bowl guard Will Shields, finally agreed to a one-year contract offer of $4.1 million, Chiefs president Carl Peterson announced Wednesday.
Hitting all the right notes
August 3, 2000
By Jim Baker Journal-World Writer A Lawrence High School student already has made a name for herself in town as a talented bassoonist. Vanessa Hukle-VanKirk has a fond memory of a concert she performed with the Lawrence Youth Chamber Orchestra about a year ago at a downtown Lawrence church.
Gene Autry saddles up for film series
August 3, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Journal-World Writer The original singing cowboy will be featured in a movie series at the Lawrence Public Library.
Nation Briefs
August 3, 2000
Jayhawks to tangle with UCLA
August 3, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor KU will open the 2000-2001 men’s basketball season against the Bruins in the Coaches Vs. Cancer IKON Classic.
World Briefs
August 3, 2000