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Parents defend, decry spanking to discipline child
Ann Landers
August 11, 2000
Daily ticker
August 11, 2000
Kansas doctor says Gulf syndrome may be a combination of diseases
August 11, 2000
The Hutchinson physician refers to “Gulf War Illnesses” in his report.
Are the conventions still news?
August 11, 2000
This past winter, the CBS affiliate in Chicago, WBBM-TV, began an experiment.
KU team drops football player after incident
August 11, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer An assessment of the KU athletics department’s policies on handling reports of sexual assault is expected by Aug. 24. One of two Kansas University football players accused of groping a woman outside a Lawrence tavern has been dropped from the team, coach Terry Allen announced Thursday.
British town rioting to oust alleged pedophiles
August 11, 2000
For the past week, Paulsgrove residents have rioted, overturning cars, hurling bricks and stones, injuring policemen and creating an atmosphere of mob rule.
Arafat won’t negotiate right of refugee return
August 11, 2000
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat turned down an American plan to set up a $30 billion international fund to resettle refugees, a top Palestinian official said Thursday.
Bosnian Serb leader loses $745 million lawsuit
August 11, 2000
A jury determined Thursday that a former Bosnian Serb leader should pay $745 million for atrocities committed by his soldiers during the war in the former Yugoslavia.
Fires melt Montana power lines
August 11, 2000
In the Bitterroot Valley in southwestern Montana, wildfires have covered more than 300,000 acres and burned more than 50 homes.
Ruiz gets chance to make noise against Holyfield
August 11, 2000
John Ruiz brings an 11-fight winning streak into Saturday’s bout against Evander Holyfield.
United losing $150 million
August 11, 2000
United Airlines is on a pace to lose as much as $150 million in the summer quarter alone from turmoil that has caused a rash of flight delays and thousands of cancellations, the company’s president said Thursday.
Arizona frustrated by fall from first
August 11, 2000
The Diamondbacks, 11-15 since the All-Star break, have fallen three games behind San Francisco in the NL West.
Poverty rate for children decreasing
August 11, 2000
The poverty rate among American children has decreased since it hit high levels in the early 1990s, and the South is breaking its history as a pocket of the poor, a study released Thursday shows.
SpeedDating wins raves from faithful
August 11, 2000
Seven-minute dates help busy Jewish singles mingle. Dressed in a crisp button-down shirt and flashing a smile, Robert Orenstein was ready to charm his blind date. All eight of them.
A moving experience
Churches find relief for their growing pains
August 11, 2000
By Jim Baker Journal-World Writer As one Lawrence church readies for its long-awaited move to a new campus, another congregation prepares to relocate to the site being left behind. Two Lawrence churches will soon be getting something that was long overdue: room to grow.
Clips’ owner a ‘clown’?
T.J. Simers Los Angeles Times
August 11, 2000
You’ve heard it said about Clippers owner Donald Sterling: What a clown! Did you see who that clown has hired now? How can that clown live with himself?
Ask Gary
August 11, 2000
Gary answers a wide array of questions from KU basketball fans, ranging from when Late Night will be to when he thinks Roy Williams will retire….
Legislator leads tour on ‘green power’
Rep. Tom Sloan hopes a renewable energy bill will pass next year
August 11, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer The owner of a Lawrence hydro-electric power plant says he is now forced to sell his power at below-market price.
Boston area college awash in freshmen
August 11, 2000
Colleges always accept more students than they expect to enroll, but Northeastern University got stung this time.
Clinton says he’s grateful for America’s forgiveness after Lewinsky scandal
August 11, 2000
Turning a conference of evangelicals into a public confessional, he called the affair “a terrible mistake.”
Health activists push anti-tobacco treaty
August 11, 2000
As cigarette companies push into growing markets in developing countries, World Health Organization leaders took the stage in Chicago this week to advocate for the first-ever global health treaty to create worldwide anti-tobacco standards for the next century.
AL Roundup
August 11, 2000
Kansas Football Roster
August 11, 2000
Firestone begins massive tire recall
August 11, 2000
Customers in the first four states in the recall were already finding stores out of Firestone’s designated replacements Thursday, one day after the recall was announced. As motorists waited hours at overtaxed tire stores Thursday, state officials argued over who should get first crack at Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.’s recall of 6.5 million tires.
Ostertag arrives for golf tourney
August 11, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Greg Ostertag will hold his annual golf tournament to benefit the American Lung Association of Kansas today at Eagle Bend
Fair thanks
August 11, 2000
Gore isn’t fooling anyone
Lieberman also ‘charisma-challenged’
August 11, 2000
We’ve heard lots of reasons Al Gore chose Sen. Joseph Lieberman as his running mate.
Attorney presses for open courtroom in barrel case
August 11, 2000
The media want proceedings against John E. Robinson Sr. to be open; his attorneys want the public barred. An attorney for Kansas City area media has filed a motion to keep an Oct. 2 preliminary hearing for multiple-murder suspect John E. Robinson Sr. open to the public.
Horoscopes
August 11, 2000
Unemployment claims rise, but labor still tight
August 11, 2000
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose for a second straight week but still remained at a level indicating that labor markets remain extremely tight.
Lieberman at home in the center
August 11, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Who is Joseph Lieberman? First the resume: Born in Stamford, Conn., on Feb. 24, 1942.
Conventions ready for trash bin
August 11, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News There are things in American life that become obsolete: Eight-track stereo, Hula-Hoops, seersucker suits, football single-wing, 10-cent phone calls, typewriters, hats on men, black-and-white TVs.
Tire tracks
August 11, 2000
Journal-World Editorial When the rubber meets the road, bad things can happen to vehicles.
American settles lawsuit
August 11, 2000
American Airlines agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to settle government charges.
NL Roundup
August 11, 2000
Education secretary: Increase teacher pay
August 11, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley joked Thursday that about every problem in education could be solved if children repeated eight magic words. “Shut off the television I’m trying to read!” he told 3,000 people gathered for his speech at Olathe South High School.
Home mortgage rates on decline
August 11, 2000
Long-term mortgage rates should remain between 8 and 8.25 percent during the rest of the year, economists predict. The nationwide average for 30-year fixed rate mortgages fell this week to the lowest level since late last year as fears lessened that the Federal Reserve will feel the need to boost interest rates further.
Parents nurture newborns in intensive care by reading
August 11, 2000
The soothing voice of a parent can help newborns in intensive care, a Kansas hospital finds.
Newsworthy
August 11, 2000
Legislators look at SRS contractor’s money woes
August 11, 2000
An SRS official said the department should not bail out a company that provides adoption services.
High doesn’t mind being ‘other safety’
August 11, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Kareem High doesn’t have a catchy nickname.
Religion briefs
August 11, 2000
Faith Builders slates guest speaker Lawrence Wesleyan plans summer picnic
Gordon to be under microscope at Watkins Glen
August 11, 2000
Jeff Gordon will be gunning for a record-breaking seventh straight Winston Cup road course victory in Sunday’s Global Crossing at the Glen.
People
August 11, 2000
News briefs
August 11, 2000
Playboy creates fund-raising flap Saturn tops list of buyer satisfaction
On the record
August 11, 2000
Lawrence briefs
August 11, 2000
Moore to make two county visits Quantrill Society to have annual reunion
Business briefcase
August 11, 2000
Gap shares slide on earnings drop Dell beats expectations
AOL Inc. unplugs MP3 search engine
August 11, 2000
America Online Inc. on Thursday pulled the plug on a search engine for digital music in the popular MP3 format, which the recording industry says has become a vehicle for piracy.
SEC bans ‘selective disclosure’
August 11, 2000
Companies found to have violated a new rule barring advance disclosure of financial information will be subject to civil injunctions, fines or both. Federal regulators adopted a new rule Thursday that bans the tradition of company officials disclosing information to selected Wall Street analysts and big investors before making it public.
Amazon, Toys R Us team up to offer online toy, baby stores
August 11, 2000
Amazon.com and Toys R Us are collaborating to set up online stores selling toys, video games store and baby products. Under the alliance announced Thursday, Toys R Us’ Internet subsidiary, toysrus.com, will buy and manage inventory, which will be kept in Amazon.com’s distribution centers around the country.
Divers recover worker’s body
August 11, 2000
Divers have recovered the body of one of three construction workers dragged under water as a support beam collapsed at a construction site in Stillhouse Hollow Lake.
Elephant groomer to be de-thawed for big-top funeral
August 11, 2000
It may not be the greatest show on earth, but a lively big-top funeral for an elephant groomer may be a spectacle P.T. Barnum himself would be jealous of.
Resident tries to halt ‘leap-frog sprawl’
August 11, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer The smart-growth activist believes “The Lakes” will perpetuate the city’s suburban sprawl.
Judge nixes ex-official’s felony count
August 11, 2000
A felony criminal threat charge against a former Shawnee County undersheriff has been dismissed after a judge found the evidence was “too weak and indefinite.”
Effiong Omon
August 11, 2000
John Bauman
August 11, 2000
John Lanning
August 11, 2000
Area briefs
August 11, 2000
KU sets final exam LMH doctor renewed as society’s trustee
Ninth-grade future
August 11, 2000
Recount shows Leach with more votes
August 11, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Douglas County’s canvassing board today will confirm whether Democrat Lana Leach faces Republican Lee Tafanelli of Ozawkie in November.
Emporia listeners must stand by for KANU-FM
August 11, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer Emporia-area listeners to Kansas University’s public radio station, KANU-FM, have not heard the station’s signal since the end of July.
Education chief pressed on pledge
August 11, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer Two area education leaders questioned U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley on special-education funding and the school calendar.
Beautiful blooms fill farmer’s field
Acres of sunflowers show off Kansas heritage
August 11, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Got sunflowers? Ted Grinter has a 30-acre field of them half way between Lawrence and Tonganoxie and he’s inviting you to pick a few. Just help yourself, put a dollar in the box for each one you cut, and enjoy the view.
Venezuelan, Iraqi leaders decry sanctions
August 11, 2000
President Hugo Chavez said he had fruitful talks with Saddam Hussein.
Concorde crash sequence theorized
August 11, 2000
Problems with blown Concorde tires have been reported since the first of the supersonic jets flew in 1969.
Mid-Ohio vet Andretti full of respect for facility
August 11, 2000
Michael Andretti has spent more time on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course than any active CART driver and says few racing circuits are more demanding.
World briefs
August 11, 2000
Kashmir rebels set off bombs Parliament debates marriage age law
Test session scheduled on spoilers at Daytona
August 11, 2000
The quality of restrictor-plate racing may hinge on a specially convened test session called by NASCAR for up to a dozen Winston Cup teams at Daytona International Speedway next week.
Veteran players gain 15 of 20 soccer spots
August 11, 2000
The U.S. women’s Olympic soccer team will look much like the team that won the World Cup in 1999.
IRS closes tax shelter loophole
August 11, 2000
The Clinton administration is shutting down a new kind of corporate tax shelter, continuing attacks on tax schemes the government contends are depriving taxpayers of billions in lost revenue.
Dumais falls to Campbell at one-meter
August 11, 2000
Jud Campbell won the 1-meter springboard competition at the U.S. National Outdoor Diving Championships on Thursday night, defeating U.S. Olympic team member Troy Dumais.
Thompson tips Torres by .08; Dolan blisters field in 400 IM
August 11, 2000
Dana Torres didn’t win her stirring 100 butterfly dual with Jenny Thompson, but at age 33 she’ll be the first American to swim in four Olympic Games.
NBA Briefs
August 11, 2000
Airline delays fewer but still plentiful
August 11, 2000
Weather continued to hammer the aviation system in July, but the number of air traffic delays dropped 14 percent below June’s record and dipped slightly below the level of July last year, the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday.
DiMaggio’s brother angered by article
August 11, 2000
Dom DiMaggio is angry with Vanity Fair’s story on his brother, Joe, which was based on interviews with Morris Engelberg, the lawyer for the late Hall of Famer.
Farm labor organizer honored
August 11, 2000
California is set to become the first state in the nation to honor Cesar Chavez, the former leader of the United Farm Workers Union, with an official holiday.
Cosmic light show available
August 11, 2000
You don’t need any fancy equipment to enjoy the Perseid meteor shower this weekend.
Montessori ‘family’ reflects on fire loss
August 11, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer If the main building at Raintree Montessori School resembled a home, maybe that’s because it once was.
NASA doubling up on Mars missions in 2003
August 11, 2000
NASA, still recovering from back-to-back Mars mission failures last year, plans to double up on a 2003 landing expedition by sending a pair of wheeled robots to search for evidence of water on the Red Planet.
Schumacher needs boost at Budapest
August 11, 2000
Michael Schumacher, whose huge lead in the Formula One drivers’ race has all but vanished in recent weeks, knows exactly what he has to do first at Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
Experts locate ‘switch’ for fat
August 11, 2000
In America’s endless search for a magic pill to shrink the waistline, researchers have found a “fat switch” a protein that causes developing cells to become either muscle or fat.
Reform convention splinters
August 11, 2000
Pat Buchanan airs his views against abortion and homosexuality while his supporters lock horns with those backing rival John Hagelin. Patrick J. Buchanan issued a strident statement of personal belief Thursday, railing against “rampant homosexuality” and America’s moral decline and saying that “cultural decadence (goes) hand in hand with the death of republics and the end of empires.”
Austin sizzles, shoots 63
Azinger two strokes back at Buick Open
August 11, 2000
For one day, Woody Austin discovered what it’s like to putt as well as Tiger Woods. The result was a 9-under-par 63 that left him stunned, and also leading after the first round of the Buick Open.
Blue Jays outlast KC in 15-7 slugfest
August 11, 2000
David Wells’ catcher said the lefty can be forgiven for a bad game.
Morris sharp in first day at KC camp
August 11, 2000
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Gunther Cunningham gave his team the afternoon off Thursday, except for new arrival Sylvester Morris.
Fire destroys school
Private school officials mourn loss of building
August 11, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer Firefighters do not yet know what sparked a devastating blaze at Raintree Montessori School. Raintree Montessori School officials think they’ve found a temporary new home after fire destroyed their main building early Thursday.
KU’s Axtell leads Big 12 in Vienna
August 11, 2000
Axtell, a 6-foot-9 guard from Kansas University who left the Jayhawks after 20 games last season, hit three of five three-pointers and scored a game-high 19 points as the Big 12 All-Stars stopped the Basket Club of Vienna, 95-57, on Thursday in Vienna, Austria.
Clergy battle casino plan
August 11, 2000
Clergy from a dozen churches have united against an American Indian tribe’s plan to open a casino.
Defensive lineman Dillon no longer on KU roster
August 11, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Kansas University football coach Terry Allen held out hope until the very end that Dijon Dillon, a defensive lineman from Free State High, would return to KU for his red-shirt freshman season.
Kansas gridders talk shop
Bowers maximizes ability for Kansas
August 11, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Fifth-year senior Tim Bowers has been a hit on the field and in the classroom for Kansas.
Feelings can be aired without disrespect
Focus on the family
August 11, 2000
My 6-year-old has suddenly become sassy and disrespectful in her manner at home. She told me to “buzz off” when I asked her to take out the trash, and she calls me names when she gets angry. I feel it is important to permit this emotional outlet, so I haven’t tried to suppress it. Do you agree?
Christ plays part in Muslim faith
Testaments
August 11, 2000
The Quran, the holy book of Islam, contains several references to Jesus. Probably most Christians are unaware that Jesus is a rather important figure in the Quran, the Muslim scriptures given by the prophet Muhammad in the seventh century.
Nation briefs
August 11, 2000
Alaska Airlines jet declares emergency Amtrak increases riders, revenue
Nation briefs
August 11, 2000
Desegregation icon made U.S. marshal KFC recalls meal toys
Nation briefs
August 11, 2000
No Powerball jackpot winner Dueling coroners dispute death cause
Nation briefs
August 11, 2000
Campaign finance reforms struck down Shooting victims sue gun makers
Nation briefs
August 11, 2000
Internet executive pleads in sex case FBI e-mail watch review ordered