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U.S. falling further behind on U.N. bills
August 9, 2000
The United States is falling further in debt to the United Nations because of the cost of peacekeeping missions, setting the stage for a battle between the White House and Republican legislators when Congress returns from its recess after Labor Day.
Montana wildfires out of control
August 9, 2000
Judy Greene drove out of the fire zone and past pine trees burning like torches, past blackened sticks of trees, past the rubble of neighbors’ burned houses. The Goldstein house, gone. The Davis house, gone. The Zikan house, gone.
Chechens suspected in Moscow blast
August 9, 2000
In the wake of the blast, Russian police stepped up security at subway stations and apartment buildings. A powerful explosion thundered through a crowded underground passageway three blocks from the Kremlin on Tuesday, killing eight people, wounding 53 and triggering renewed fears of terrorists attacks in the Russian capital.
MLB Briefs
August 9, 2000
Police Blotter
August 9, 2000
Vinland ready for old-fashioned fun
Fair will include home-cooked meals, farm skills competitions
August 9, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Vinland residents are busy preparing for this year’s old-fashioned fair, which takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Lawrence City Commission Briefs
August 9, 2000
Foreign language push gets board’s backing
August 9, 2000
New foreign-language curriculum standards received approval Tuesday from the State Board of Education.
WNBA Roundup
August 9, 2000
$95 million city budget wins OK
Commissioners agree to study stormwater rates before approving increase
August 9, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer Lawrence city commissioners approved a $95.5 million total budget for next year, a $10 million increase compared with the 2000 budget.
Births to teens fall to 60-year low
August 9, 2000
Teen-agers are having babies at the lowest rate in at least 60 years, and everyone is taking credit from religious groups that push abstinence to advocates for contraceptives and sex education in schools.Analysts from several viewpoints agreed Tuesday on this much: Teens are more terrified than ever of sexually transmitted diseases, and they are putting off starting families to take jobs in the booming economy.
5-year-old tells whopper of shark tale
August 9, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Shark bite! A Lawrence boy’s Florida vacation takes a toothy turn. Five-year-old Bret Van Blaricum was ready when the “what happened on summer vacation” question came up in his preschool class this week. His answer: A shark bit him.
Tornado doesn’t damage fair’s spirit
Tonight’s festivities include bull-riding fund-raiser
August 9, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Not all of the buildings have been rebuilt from May’s tornado, but a Leavenworth County Fair organizer says this week’s fair is ready to go. Since the tornado ripped through the county May 11, many people have donated time to rebuild the fair buildings, said Jim Elder, fair board treasurer.
Kansas county’s liquor election is primary issue
August 9, 2000
Voters in Cheyenne County approved liquor by the drink last week, but state law says the vote is not legal.
Congressmen examine Kansas meth problems
August 9, 2000
Kansas faces increased methamphetamine production and law enforcement officials need all the help they can get to fight the problem, a congressional subcommittee was told Tuesday.
Kansas railroad buys S.D. short-line
August 9, 2000
A South Dakota short-line railroad that was in danger of being shut down has a new owner, saving rail service from Rosholt to Claire City in the extreme northeastern part of the state.
Flight makes emergency landing in KC
August 9, 2000
A TWA flight en route to Los Angeles made an emergency landing at Kansas City International Airport after having problems with one of its two engines.
Toronto trounces KC, 6-1
August 9, 2000
Kansas City pitcher Mac Suzuki lasted just 32/3 innings as the Blue Jays snapped a seven-game road losing streak. Frank Castillo spent last season in the minors, then barely made the Toronto Blue Jays in spring training.
Ruby K. Guenther
August 9, 2000
State Briefs
August 9, 2000
Kansan recalls century, and more
August 9, 2000
For Hannah Winrow Adams, one of the prerogatives of being 108 is not having to pass everything she’s learned on to younger generations.
End pictured for little-liked annual drug certification
August 9, 2000
The top American anti-drug official predicted Tuesday that one of the most emotional issues in U.S.-Latin American relations the annual U.S. judgment on other countries’ efforts at fighting drug trafficking will disappear during the next administration.
Court ends Pinochet immunity
August 9, 2000
The Chilean Supreme Court stripped former dictator Augusto Pinochet of his immunity from prosecution Tuesday, in a decision that dealt the embattled senator-for-life his worst defeat ever in his homeland and reaffirmed the strength of Chile’s democracy.
Grieving Green back in camp
August 9, 2000
Eleven days after the death of his father, Darrell Green returned to the Washington Redskins.
Toppled Indonesian dictator indicted
August 9, 2000
The government formally charged former President Suharto on Tuesday with embezzling $571 million, in a 45-page indictment that the attorney general said represents an airtight case. But it is unlikely that Suharto will ever see the inside of a prison.
Basque bombs renew Spanish terror
August 9, 2000
The Spanish government says a rash of bombings show the Basque separatists have called off their cease-fire.
AGs sue CD distributors for alleged price fixing
August 9, 2000
Record companies should pay back millions of dollars in illegal profits they collected by forcing discount stores to raise CD prices in 1995, attorneys general for 28 states alleged in a lawsuit Tuesday.
N.Y. veterans fighting again, this time against a landfill
August 9, 2000
Upstate New York veterans don’t want their memories or their forest dumped on.
Leavenworth County Fair keeps busy schedule
August 9, 2000
Following is a list of activities for the Leavenworth County Fair in Tonganoxie. The fair runs today through Saturday:
Columbine tapes show law officers’ confusion
August 9, 2000
Audio tapes of police radio transmissions during the Columbine High School attack confirm officers were aware of teacher Dave Sanders’ critical condition, yet had trouble locating him.
Phantom music found
August 9, 2000
A 57-year-old patient with an abscess in his brain listened for five weeks to the faint lull of choral music.
Vaughn stays with Utah
New pact for two years, $2 million, newspaper says
August 9, 2000
Jacque Vaughn was courted by Boston and Orlando, but elected to remain in Utah. Point guard Jacque Vaughn passed a physical and re-signed with the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, giving the Jazz a familiar face backing up veteran John Stockton.
Tobacco attorneys start appeal process
August 9, 2000
The fate of a $145 billion judgment against the tobacco industry might be decided this fall by a federal judge instead of the state judge who presided over the Florida smokers’ trial in Miami.
Ohio mandating beer keg registration
August 9, 2000
When Shane McClintock and his six college buddies hold beer parties this year, they will face new state rules as Ohio joins other states in tracking the potential for trouble spots.
State BOE offers budget proposal
August 9, 2000
The Kansas State Board of Education approved its proposed budget Tuesday, with a recommended increase of about $208 million in state dollars for the 304 school districts in the 2001-02 school year.
Philadelphia to buy homes rebuilt after MOVE fire
August 9, 2000
Taxpayers have spent more than $35 million on the rebuilt homes and city officials said they can’t continue to throw money away.
Civil War sub raised from watery grave
August 9, 2000
The hand-cranked sub had sat on the bottom of Charleston Harbor since 1864.
Wu Tang was worth the wait
August 9, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Journal-World Writer Lawrence got a taste of Big Apple rap Monday night when legendary hip-hop outfit Wu Tang Clan brought the ruckus to Liberty Hall.
Asthma drug for infants OK’d
August 9, 2000
An inhalant drug that can be used by asthmatic children as young as 1 year was approved Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration.
Thompson seeks redemption at U.S. swim trials
August 9, 2000
Jenny Thompson continues her quest today to qualify in an individual event after failing to do so prior to the 1996 Olympics.
Here’s a peach of a coffee cake recipe
August 9, 2000
This recipe is from “The Greenmarket Cookbook” by Joel Patraker and Joan Schwartz (Viking, $29.95). It comes from chef and cookbook author Jim Fobel.
James Fuller Sr.
August 9, 2000
Lawrence Jews pleased with Gore’s running mate
August 9, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer Alice Lieberman has at least three reasons to like the possibility of Vice President Joseph Lieberman.
Transform pizza with mushrooms
August 9, 2000
J-W Staff and Wire Reports Pizza cooked on the grill would strike many of us as unusual. Pizzas that use mushroom caps as the “crust” may seem downright strange. These tasty morsels make use of the wide platform provided by fully grown portabello mushrooms definitely thick and chewy. With salsa for the pizza sauce and Monterey Jack cheese, the flavors incorporated here are decidedly Mexican.
America develops a taste for Tapas
August 9, 2000
By Molly Gordy For Associated Press Special Features America’s Tapas King is conquering the taste buds of a nation. When Emilio Gervilla opened his first tapas restaurant in 1988, the only space he could afford was wedged between a gas station and a cemetery in a modest suburb of this city.
On-line stock manipulation
August 9, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn Columnist for the United Feature Syndicate Remember the television-dominated pre-Internet days and then imagine what you might have thought if you were bombarded dozens of times a day by commercials that told you a certain stock was going to drop because the company was a scam.
Legal recruiting not real world
August 9, 2000
By Mike Hoeflich Professor at the Kansas University School of Law August is an important month in the world of law firm recruiting. Many firms employ law students as summer clerks and large law firms often have elaborate summer programs. The largest firms in big cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles often pay huge salaries to summer interns and use the time not to test student abilities but rather to “sell” the firm to these potential permanent hires.
Old Home Town - 40 and 100 years ago today
August 9, 2000
Business Briefcase
August 9, 2000
Productivity report quells rate fears
August 9, 2000
Americans’ productivity surged ahead during the past 12 months at the fastest pace in 17 years while labor costs declined, the first time they have dropped since 1984, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.
Western to make case for rate change
August 9, 2000
Western Resources is under pressure from Wichita city officials. They want the company to equalize its rates across the state.
Utility acquires GPU Inc.
August 9, 2000
FirstEnergy Corp. is buying rival GPU Inc. for $4.5 billion in cash and stock, forming one of the nation’s biggest investor-owned electric utility companies.
Labor board upholds Boeing union victory
August 9, 2000
The National Labor Relations Board has upheld a union victory by 4,000 salaried workers at Boeing Wichita, making the facility the most heavily unionized aircraft manufacturing plant in the country.
Charges filed in John Lowe hit-and-run death
August 9, 2000
Charges have been filed in the hit-and-run death of John Lowe, a homeless American Indian who was killed April 29 in Lawrence.
There’s a smile behind the mascot
August 9, 2000
Meridith Ashley reveals life behind the mask as one of Kansas University’s Jayhawk mascots.
Getting to know KU
Football newcomers bond during retreat
August 9, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Kansas’ newest players spent some quality time together at the university’s Adams Campus Challenge Course.
10 die when two small planes collide over southern New Jersey
August 9, 2000
Two small planes collided Wednesday over southern New Jersey, killing at least 10 people aboard the aircraft, a federal official said.
AL Roundup
August 9, 2000
Lieberman’s faith a window into Judiasm
August 9, 2000
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Joe Lieberman’s rise, however, is that he was chosen not despite his faith, but because of it.
BOE poised to flip stance
August 9, 2000
The newest member of the Kansas State Board of Education says he will work to change testing standards for public schoolchildren to include the theory of evolution. John Bacon predicts the evolution issue will still be around for the 2002 election. But he won’t be the one to bring it up unless he has to.
KDOT attorney to ask chamber to back SLT
August 9, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer KDOT’s attorney is seeking the support of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and Haskell Indian Nations University in his efforts to revive the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Stepmother’s role in wedding spurs family discussion
August 9, 2000
Horoscopes
August 9, 2000
Kansas Highway Patrol disbands last drug unit
August 9, 2000
The Kansas Highway Patrol can no longer support a dedicated drug interdiction team; the responsibility is now spread among the entire force.
NBA Briefs
August 9, 2000
NFL Camp Roundup
August 9, 2000
World Briefs
August 9, 2000
Missile defense woes put deadline in danger
August 9, 2000
Pentagon officials are warning for the first time that it may be impossible to get the system ready in time.
MTV offers fun tour bus soap opera
Tune In
August 9, 2000
By Kevin McDonough Easily the best TV show about family dynamics on the bus of a touring rock band since “The Partridge Family,” the new MTV series “Live Through This” (9 p.m., TV-PG) continues the music network’s clever packaging of the rock-and-roll lifestyle.
Latimore still has KU on list
August 9, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Halstead’s Dennis Latimore said KU, Arizona and Florida are the leading contenders for his choice of college, with Stanford, UCLA and Kentucky also on his list.
Grbac doing ‘all the right things’
August 9, 2000
Kansas City quarterback Elvis Grbac is downplaying the Chiefs’ potential this season, but his body language exudes confidence. Elvis Grbac tries to temper his enthusiasm about the Chiefs’ upcoming season, but the gleam in his eye tells a different story.
Architectural style
August 9, 2000
Elizabeth Kendrick
August 9, 2000
Storms subside; heat doesn’t
Winds pummel southern Jefferson, Leavenworth counties
August 9, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer A chance for rain is on the horizon, but this is certain: It will be hot. A storm that dropped a quarter-inch of rain Monday night looked menacing but did little damage in Douglas County.
Grocers pepper Lawrence
August 9, 2000
By Gwyn Mellinger Journalism teacher at Baker University Am I the only person who’s noticed that we consumers of food are being fought over, tooth and nail, by the supermarkets on the west side of Lawrence?
Potawatomi leader faces recall effort
August 9, 2000
By Patti Wakolee Special to the Journal-World A family squabble has some tribal members seeking the recall of Mamie Rupnick, who chairs the Potawatomi Tribe. In response to what some view as an abuse of power, members of the Prairie Band Potawatomi tribe are trying to oust Mamie Rupnicki as tribal chair.
Mysteries remain in fatal crash near Russell
August 9, 2000
Kansas Highway Patrol investigators still were working Tuesday to identify three people killed when a packed minivan rolled on Interstate 70.
Loudon police: Speedway didn’t notify about deaths
August 9, 2000
Police are angry that New Hampshire International Speedway failed to tell them about the crash deaths of two NASCAR drivers, and in one case moved the car before local authorities arrived.
Nation Briefs
August 9, 2000
Cooking Q & A
Grilling measures help reduce HCAs
August 9, 2000
By Susan Krumm Extension agent in family and consumer sciences with K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County, 2110 Harper.
Military readiness a top issue in presidential race
August 9, 2000
By Cal Thomas Columnist for Los Angeles Times Syndicate In his speech accepting the GOP nomination for president, Gov. George W. Bush charged that “two entire divisions of the Army” are not ready for duty.
Gore-Clinton break will be hard
August 9, 2000
By Sandy Grady Washington columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News Al Gore took Bill Clinton to divorce court Monday with the unspoken message, “Thanks for everything, pal, but I’m moving on.”
An aberration?
August 9, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Hopefully, Kansans’ interest in state school board elections won’t be a one-time event.
People Faces & Things
August 9, 2000
Gore-Lieberman campaign begins
August 9, 2000
There was high praise for the policies of the Clinton administration when Al Gore introduced Joseph Lieberman as his running mate; but there wasn’t any mention of Clinton himself. They hugged. They high-fived. They zinged the GOP. They praised the Democratic years of prosperity. And they even invoked God countless times.
Baker needs a few good volunteers
Professor hopes to rebuild burned section of wetlands boardwalk
August 9, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer A portion of the Baker Wetlands boardwalk will be rebuilt with the help of volunteers, starting at 8 a.m. Thursday. Volunteers are needed to don a pair of gloves, bear the heat and help put the Baker Wetlands boardwalk back together again.
West disappearance peculiar
August 9, 2000
United Airlines cuts more flights
August 9, 2000
United Airlines’ struggle to keep flights operating and on time during its pilots’ standoff hasn’t yet sent many passengers fleeing, but industry experts say it’s certain to drive some business travelers away until the problems are ironed out.
Tapas Recipes
August 9, 2000
Datiles Con Bacon (Dates With Bacon) Salpicon de Verduras (Mixed Vegetables) Emilio’s Patatas Alioli (Garlic Potato Salad) Mejillones Marinera (Marinera Mussels) Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp in Garlic Sauce)
Daily Ticker
August 9, 2000
Area Briefs
August 9, 2000
News Briefs
August 9, 2000