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Lords of Acid bring tour to Lawrence
Fans can chat with band members online at 4 p.m. Friday
August 4, 2000
Fans of the Lords of Acid will be able to chat online with the band Friday afternoon.
AL Roundup
August 4, 2000
EU warns Australia over Olympic TV access
August 4, 2000
The European Union threatened to take action against Australia at the World Trade Organization unless European TV crews have greater access to the Sydney Olympics.
China, Chen clash over Olympics
August 4, 2000
Yueling Chen thought she had walked her way onto the U.S. Olympic team and into a chance for a second medal like the one she won for China in 1992.
West Nile virus thought statewide
August 4, 2000
After confirming the West Nile virus in birds from five upstate counties, state health officials said Thursday the virus is likely present statewide.
KC judge charged with two felonies
August 4, 2000
A Wyandotte County judge has been charged with allegedly allowing his one-time administrative assistant to work a second job while she was supposed to be working at the courthouse.
Techology billions ‘justified’
August 4, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer The $7 billion annual U.S. investment in education technology can be justified, if school leaders learn to embrace new tools of the profession, a federal education official said Thursday.
Indian radio gathers national ‘talking circle’
August 4, 2000
After five years on the air, “Native America Calling” bills itself as the nation’s longest-running talk show that focuses on American Indian issues.
More than one nominee in Philly
August 4, 2000
In theory, there is only one presidential nominee per national party convention — the one who gets to make the final speech on Thursday night.
Former Wall St. executive gets jail
August 4, 2000
A former top Wall Street executive who gave inside information on bank stocks to an X-rated movie actress was sentenced to eight months in prison Thursday. James McDermott Jr., 49, turned toward more than 50 spectators at his sentencing and apologized to his wife and two daughters.
EU opens antitrust case against computer giant
August 4, 2000
The European Union added to Microsoft’s legal woes Thursday, opening an antitrust case alleging the software giant is abusing its market position in operating systems to dominate the market for server software.
Manning gains Utah’s attention
August 4, 2000
If all goes according to plan, the Utah Jazz will have three former Kansas University standouts on their roster next season.
Mason signs three-year deal with Sonics
August 4, 2000
First-round draft pick Desmond Mason signed a three-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics.
100 and counting: Britain hails Queen Mum’s centennial
August 4, 2000
Many critics are taking the occasion to denounce the Queen Mother, the monarchy and the drain on the national treasury.
Better screening urged for TB
August 4, 2000
Health clinics should look more carefully for the AIDS virus among people who have close contact with tuberculosis patients because HIV-positive people are much more vulnerable to TB, the government said Thursday.
25, 40 and 100 years ago
August 4, 2000
WNBA Roundup
August 4, 2000
Suzie McConnell Serio hit a 3-pointer with 21 seconds remaining Thursday night, lifting Cleveland to a 74-71 victory over the Utah Starrz and clinching a playoff berth for the Rockers.
History
August 4, 2000
* On Aug. 4, 1944, Nazi police raided the secret annex of a building in Amsterdam and arrested eight people — including 15-year-old Anne Frank, whose diary became a famous account of the Holocaust. (Anne died at Bergen-Belsen.)
School shooting families settle lawsuit, unlikely to see their $42 million
August 4, 2000
The families of the three girls killed in the Heath High School shootings have agreed to a $42 million settlement offer from the lawyers for the teen-ager who killed them.
Kansans working toward party unity
August 4, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer Third District U.S. House candidate Phill Kline finally met Thursday with the Kansas delegation to the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.
Peggy Mayhugh
August 4, 2000
Bush tries to persuade voters to change despite prosperity
August 4, 2000
Many voters, feeling no need to track the daily intrigues of politics, have just begun to take stock of this man.
James Kirkpatrick
August 4, 2000
Tractors pull their weight at fair
Tonight’s highlights include the demolition derby
August 4, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer Hundreds of fans watched the tractor pull, but it looks like the demolition derby will prove the most popular fair event this year.
Mixed economy signals continue
August 4, 2000
Factory orders increased 5.5 percent in June, and national retailers reported disappointing sales in July. Orders to American factories surged by the largest amount in nine years, but the nation’s biggest retailers reported lackluster sales in an economy sending mixed signals Thursday about whether a slowdown actually has arrived.
Daily ticker - Thursday’s close
August 4, 2000
Navy supercomputer aims to improve ship design, weather forecasts
August 4, 2000
Maritime accidents like the one in the movie “The Perfect Storm” may be easier to prevent with a new supercomputer just bought by the Pentagon, IBM says.
If anarchy’s king, who controls Net?
August 4, 2000
While it is now possible that the Napster lawsuit will lead to a landmark decision at the U.S. Supreme Court level, the specific legal issues raised by the widespread sharing of MP3 music files are only the beginning.
Religion briefs
August 4, 2000
Trinity Episcopal welcomes interim pastor Living Water schedules special guests
Gospel singer’s detour could mean jail
August 4, 2000
A court hearing has been set for gospel singer on prescription drug charges. Contemporary Christian singer Michael English is trying to follow the straight and narrow path again after taking detours marked by an affair and drug abuse.
Scholars debate Old Testament’s geographic veracity
August 4, 2000
Israel in ancient Egypt: The debate continues over whether circumstantial evidence counts. Warfare of words rages on between the skeptical “minimalists,” who think the Old Testament provides little reliable history of ancient Israel, and the biblical “maximalists,” who go by the Book
Olympic Roundup
August 4, 2000
Schilling trade paying dividends for Arizona
August 4, 2000
Curt Schilling has wasted no time in reminding everyone he is one of baseball’s best big-game pitchers. It’s just that he hasn’t had many big games for the last seven years.
Raiders win to stay alive
August 4, 2000
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.
Royals suspend Beltran for refusing assignment
August 4, 2000
Carlos Beltran’s agent, Scott Boras, said the Royals’ policy violated the collective bargaining agreement.
Judge rejects dismissal in shooting case
August 4, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer A Douglas County judge this week rejected a request to dismiss charges against a suspect in a July double shooting.
Gore narrowing possible VP choices
Filed of contenders down to 6, with a possible ‘wild card’
August 4, 2000
Each of the Democrats has potential political liabilities. Eager to portray the Democratic ticket as symbolic of a “new guard” in politics — and to steal a little thunder.
Barak trip falls short of Egyptian support
August 4, 2000
Toward the end of last month’s failed summit, President Clinton solicited Arab support for a proposal that would delay for several years a decision on the walled Old City — the core of the bitter Jerusalem dispute — while ending all other aspects of the conflict.
Mental health fear
August 4, 2000
Nation briefs
August 4, 2000
Friars settle final molestation claim Veterans’ sign discourages service
Nation briefs
August 4, 2000
No winner for Powerball jackpot Pilot, co-pilot fired for botched landing
County won’t tee up golf funds
August 4, 2000
The Reno County Commission has turned down a request for $150,000 to help pay for the 2002 U.S. Women’s Open Championship at the Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Area briefs
August 4, 2000
LMH to use trust’s gift to buy bladder scanner Police help elderly avoid fraud, theft
Lawrence briefs
August 4, 2000
Van struck by flying mug New trial scheduled in rape case
News briefs
August 4, 2000
Former president’s condition upgraded Rare virus suspected in mystery deaths
GOP factions spar for party control
Moderates, conservatives say they’ll unite for general election
August 4, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer Douglas County moderates and conservatives are debating whether party reorganization should occur in August or November. Two days after gaining precinct control by a 2-to-1 margin in the Douglas County Republican primary election, moderate GOP Club members are discussing immediate party reorganization.
High electric bills sparks university to take action
August 4, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer Kansas University employees are turning off more lights and boosting the temperature setting on thermostats at the request of Provost David Shulenburger. In memos issued this month, the provost asked employees to take steps reminiscent of the energy crisis in the late 1970s.
Ex-Indonesian dictator faces corruption investigation
August 4, 2000
Prosecutors said they may take the 79-year-old former autocratic leader to court within days. His lawyers maintain he is too ill for trial.
Evolution likely to be examined on science tests
August 4, 2000
A Kansas University associate says he’s readied some evolution questions just in case the issue is added to statewide tests. If the State Board of Education next year decides to make evolution part of statewide science tests, the questions will be ready and waiting.
Festival full of old-fashioned fun
McLouth geared up for annual Steam Engine Show and Threshing Bee
August 4, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Old-time fun starts today and continues through Sunday at McLouth’s 43rd annual Steam Engine Show and Threshing Bee. Families can step back in time this weekend, watching blacksmiths forge tools from hot iron or coal-powered steam engines drive a threshing machine.
Redwine’s daughter among KU track signees
August 4, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor So far, Stanley Redwine has signed nine high schoolers to Kansas University track and field letters-of-intent.
Shields thrilled to be at camp
August 4, 2000
Franchise player Will Shields ended his holdout just in time for Kansas City Chiefs head coach Gunther Cunningham to cancel morning practice Thursday.
Raising mound gains backers
August 4, 2000
Proponents of a higher mound say something needs to be done to curtail the recent surge in scoring.
Cast members aren’t really the GOP
August 4, 2000
Now that it’s over, let’s hear it for the casting director. The Republican variety show featured more women and minorities in the acts than in the delegations.
Suspects arrested in former KU student’s slaying
August 4, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer New York officers say their investigation into a KU graduate’s death never flagged. New York City Police arrested two men Wednesday in the 1999 Brooklyn stabbing death of a Kansas University graduate.
Business briefcase for Friday
August 4, 2000
Boeing settles case for $61.5 million Utility merger clears anti-trust hurdle
State targets nursing home
August 4, 2000
KDHE aims to close a Lawrence nursing home because of problems found during an annual inspection. State health officials are moving to shut down a Lawrence nursing home after inspectors allegedly found some residents with untended bed sores soaked in feces.
World briefs
August 4, 2000
Troops take control of U.S. supply ship Villagers burned alive for witchcraft
Days as phenom over, Gordon finds contentment as 29-year-old veteran
August 4, 2000
A smile came to Jeff Gordon’s face as he leaned back in an easy chair in his trailer, looking more relaxed than he has in years.
Hollow Man’ plot is easy to overlook
August 4, 2000
The screenplay is almost as transparent as star Kevin Bacon, but let’s not kid ourselves. You’re not going to see “Hollow Man” to hear this invisible guy speak.
Casting calls look for lovers, Lennon
August 4, 2000
Lawrence’s Haack among walk-ons
August 4, 2000
Aaron Haack, an offensive lineman from Lawrence High, is among eight walk-on candidates expected for the start of Kansas University football preseason drills.
Baby boomers richer than their parents
The 1990s were an incredibly prosperous time for these adults’
August 4, 2000
Americans born between 1946 and 1964 are swimming in prosperity. Graying baby boomers have a lot more green in their wallets than their parents ever did at middle age.
Bush pledges new beginning
August 4, 2000
The two-term Texas governor promised a new beginning as he accepted the GOP presidential nomination. George W. Bush appealed to the nation Thursday night to “grant me a mandate” to lead and break the cycle of partisan Washington feuding. “After all the bitterness and broken faith, we can begin again,” he said.
NBA Roundup
August 4, 2000
Haselman filling void for Texas
August 4, 2000
While no player could provide complete replacement coverage for AL MVP Ivan Rodriguez, Haselman has been more than adequate since the nine-time All-Star catcher was lost for the season with a broken right hand.
People
August 4, 2000
Political moment for grownups
August 4, 2000
In a pleasantly meandering conversation over lunch in San Francisco last summer, Condoleezza Rice, then still provost of Stanford but already unofficially what she now is officially, George W. Bush’s senior foreign policy adviser, was asked her thoughts about gun control. “I am,” she answered crisply, “a Second Amendment absolutist.”
Internet brings world home
August 4, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer No longer must explorers return home before sharing their adventures. The Internet now allows millions of school children to join the journeys.
Horoscopes
August 4, 2000
Reader essay shares wisdom learned in Landers column
August 4, 2000
DEAR ANN: My mother passed away three years ago. When I was going through some of her belongings, I found this column of yours. I believe you should run it every year. There is so much wisdom here. — Hendersonville, N.C.
Primary election voter turnout higher in rural parts of Kansas
August 4, 2000
Despite the political hoopla, it was the lowest primary voter turnout in the past decade, and Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh thinks part of the reason is contentment.
Heart condition caused Bates’ death
August 4, 2000
An autopsy showed a Kansas State football player was dead of heart failure in the moments before his pickup truck went out of control and was involved in an accident, a pathologist said Thursday.
Bacteria threatening America’s beaches
August 4, 2000
The report presents a mixed picture of the beaches along the coasts and Great Lakes.
Brickyard 400 doesn’t compare to Daytona 500, Kyle Petty says
August 4, 2000
For 10 exciting minutes, Darrell Waltrip was again the focal point of NASCAR Winston Cup racing.
New fires flare across West
August 4, 2000
Nearly 300 families in the scenic Bitterroot Valley of southwestern Montana stayed away from their homes as an estimated 90 wildfires blazed in nearby mountains Thursday, and across the West about 60 large fires covering more than 637,500 acres burned.
Hill, Magic secure deal
August 4, 2000
Rather than sign each other’s players with no compensation, Orlando, Detroit and Toronto made nice Thursday. The Magic worked out sign-and-trade deals with the Pistons and Raptors, resulting in a nice extra chunk of cash for Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady.
Nation briefs
August 4, 2000
Funeral director charged with theft Civil rights chief given full status
Nation briefs
August 4, 2000
Restaurant closed after E. coli found Motorist killed when truck hits bank
Nursing shortage prompts employers to offer incentives
August 4, 2000
Nursing schools report that enrollment in bachelor’s programs has declined for five consecutive years.
Burgeoning bad apples
August 4, 2000
Journal-World Editorial “Bad apples” seem to increasing at entertainment venues. Whenever there is a social unpleasantness, we are told that it is unfortunate “a few bad apples” are allowed to spoil the barrel of a given segment of humanity.
Koch Industries wines and dines delegates
August 4, 2000
Many of the social functions were sponsored by corporations.
Child welfare provider also in debt
August 4, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer Less than two weeks after Lutheran Social Services reveals it’s more than $9 million in debt, United Methodist Youthville says it owes $2 million. A second contractor in the state’s privatized child welfare system on Thursday said it, too, is having trouble paying its bills.
Anti-casino forces start petitions
August 4, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor This week opponents of a possible casino put out 130 petitions in hopes of drawing more than 10,000 signatures. Area landowners are gathering signatures on petitions they hope will drive the prospect of a casino from a farm near Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Discipline is not about perfection
August 4, 2000
I like your idea of balancing love with discipline, but I’m not sure I can do it.
Lights, camera, access
Faith communities choose to use cable TV to spread their messages
August 4, 2000
By Jim Baker Journal-World Writer Public access television is one method that Lawrence churches and faith communities use to spread their message. With all the novelty of churches and faith communities reaching out to potential followers over the Internet, it’s often overlooked that they also have an older and some would say less exciting medium at their disposal to accomplish the same end.
Preparations heating up for Winter Olympics
August 4, 2000
The Salt Lake Organizing Committee will stage 17 test events in preparation for 2002 games. Forget Sydney. The 2002 Winter Olympics are only 18 months away, and organizers say they’re ready to fine-tune plans for everything from hockey to hot dogs.
NFL Camps Roundup
August 4, 2000
NL Roundup
August 4, 2000
Ruling says Wichita may be liable for some pollution cleanup costs
August 4, 2000
The city became the first in the nation to say it would clean up pollution it didn’t cause.
Her friends are ‘still missing Amy’
August 4, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer Friends of Kansas University graduate Amy Watkins, who was slain in March 1999 on a New York City sidewalk, found little comfort in the news that two suspects had been arrested and charged with her murder.