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KU monitors species in high-tech fashion
August 12, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer Kansas University is using high-speed Internet2 technology to track the effects of environmental change on animal species.
Audits examine travel expenses
August 12, 2000
Audits of out-of-state travel by state employees and lawmakers didn’t raise any eyebrows among members of a legislative committee that reviewed the matter Friday.
Cause of school fire still undetermined
August 12, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer Fire investigators still aren’t sure what started the Thursday morning fire that destroyed a private Lawrence school. “We don’t suspect arson,” said Maj. Rich Barr, fire marshal. “But we don’t have a cause yet.”
NFL Exhibitions
August 12, 2000
Twin seek to play outside
August 12, 2000
The Minnesota Twins want to play in the great outdoors again and soon.
KC trades for Delgado
August 12, 2000
The Kansas City Royals acquired infielder Wilson Delgado from the New York Yankees on Friday for minor league shortstop Nick Ortiz.
Clemens signs huge pact
August 12, 2000
Roger Clemens and the New York Yankees agreed to a $30.9 million, three-year contract extension Friday, announcing a deal that had been rumored ever since he joined the team.
Graves rejects SRS contractor bailout
August 12, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer Gov. Bill Graves says he’s against the state paying off debts incurred by Lutheran Social Services, the state’s former adoption contractor. Lutheran Social Services last month told its subcontractors it was out of money and might file bankruptcy.
Motorists die as teen drives wrong way in tunnel
August 12, 2000
A 14-year-old boy drove a stolen car the wrong way into an expressway tunnel Friday and slammed head-on into another car, killing two women and injuring himself and one other person.
Scrabble players hope to end week as w-i-n-n-e-r
August 12, 2000
A new breed of competitors sought fame in Providence this week. Their stage is a Scrabble board, the deluxe edition. This is a meeting of the minds, and those wizards of words are lovers of Scrabble.
Illinois death row inmates win new hearings
August 12, 2000
In a single day, the Illinois Supreme Court gave new hope to six inmates on death row, including two men who claim they were tortured into confessing.
Federal education funds buying more aides than teachers
August 12, 2000
The nation’s poorest schoolchildren are getting more federal dollars than ever, but more than half of the money set aside for teaching is spent on aides instead of certified educators, the Education Department said Friday.
Police arrest carjacking suspect
August 12, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer The man accused of battling a deputy last month in the middle of a Douglas County highway was arrested Wednesday after a robbery in Wichita.
Court tosses pharmacy conviction
August 12, 2000
A state court has overturned a $1 million jury verdict against a Wal-Mart pharmacy, saying pharmacists are not obligated to warn patients about potentially dangerous side effects to prescription drugs.
Drug makers sue to block price control
August 12, 2000
The pharmaceutical industry went to court to challenge Maine’s groundbreaking law that would institute price controls on prescription drugs if the state cannot negotiate heavy discounts.
WWII bomb defused in Berlin
August 12, 2000
More than 2,000 residents were evacuated from their homes Friday while experts gingerly defused a British-built World War II bomb an explosive packed with 1.3 tons of TNT that had lain undetected in an eastern Berlin park for half a century.
Disappeared bomber remains found
August 12, 2000
The U.S. Navy bomber Ventura lifted off from Alaska’s Aleutian Islands into a snowstorm on March 25, 1944, heading for a sortie over northern Japan, and disappeared for 56 years.
Poland’s Walesa cleared of police collaboration
August 12, 2000
A special court cleared former Polish President Lech Walesa on Friday of accusations he collaborated with Communist-era secret police after it heard evidence that fabricated documents were used in an early 1980s effort to discredit him.
Mom forces jury to look at son’s death
August 12, 2000
A judge who first refused to order a grand jury to investigate a man’s death has now ordered the investigation after the dead man’s mother submitted a petition.
World Briefs
August 12, 2000
Paris: Concorde fleet to remain grounded. Fiji: Coup leader charged with treason. Saudi Arabia: Convicted murderer beheaded in public.
EgyptAir crash tapes inconclusive on cause
August 12, 2000
Chilling details of a pilot’s struggle to save doomed EgyptAir Flight 990 were released Friday in voluminous investigative documents that did little to settle a lingering dispute over what caused the plane to crash, killing 217 people.
J-W changing style but not substance
August 12, 2000
Richard Brack, Managing editor Tomorrow will mark a turning point in the history of the Lawrence Journal-World. Beginning Sunday, your newspaper will have a new, more modern look. We’re introducing a design that will make the newspaper handier and easier to read.
Lynx’s Lennox named WNBA rookie of year
August 12, 2000
Betty Lennox wasn’t modest about her intentions when the Minnesota Lynx selected her with the sixth pick of the WNBA draft.
WNBA Roundup
August 12, 2000
NBA Roundup
Jackson bolts Pacers; Kemp next?
August 12, 2000
Mark Jackson and Danny Manning are changing teams, and Shawn Kemp and Brian Grant could be close behind.
Austin in front at Buick
Woody not Woods stays in lead
August 12, 2000
Woody Austin put on another impressive display with his irons on Friday, making five of his six birdies from inside 5 feet in a round of 5-under 67 that gave him a two-stroke lead over Rocco Mediate at the Buick Open.
Branson staying at Kansas
August 12, 2000
Five-time All-America pole vaulter Andrea Branson has decided to stay at Kansas after all. Branson, a senior from Shawnee Mission East, said earlier this week she was seriously considering transferring.
Local Sports Briefs
August 12, 2000
Manning signs deal with Utah
August 12, 2000
Accepting half the money offered by other teams, Danny Manning agreed to a two-year contract with the Utah Jazz on Friday.
Oread Inc. faces second lawsuit to collect debt
August 12, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor ProQuest Systems Inc., a computer company based in San Jose, Calif., filed documents this month in Douglas County District Court that could help ProQuest collect at least $50,000 from Oread, a contract pharmaceutical company at 1501 Wakarusa Drive.
Business Briefs
August 12, 2000
Adams Forms follows merger
August 12, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor Adams Business Forms Inc., a Topeka-based manufacturer of business products, is merging with Eagle OPG Inc. in St. Louis, the companies announced Friday. Terms were not disclosed.
Indian history
August 12, 2000
Club News
August 12, 2000
Military News
August 12, 2000
4-H News
August 12, 2000
Engagements
August 12, 2000
Weddings
August 12, 2000
Tool belt puts youths in the shop
August 12, 2000
If you have a child who loves to work with tools, here’s a little accessory that will be appreciated by budding Bob Vilas.
Health Matters
August 12, 2000
Lawrence Memorial Hospital will offer a class for frequent sufferers of gastroesophageal reflux disease, otherwise known as GERD or heartburn. Lawrence Memorial Hospital will offer a “Breast-feeding Your Baby” workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 21.
Back Attack
Exercise can take the edge off back woes
August 12, 2000
By Jim Baker Journal-World Writer Anyone who’s ever suffered from back pain can tell you, there’s nothing quite like it. Unlike some aches and ailments that lodge themselves in one limb or another, back pain envelopes your whole body. It can feel like there’s no escaping it. Whether standing, sitting or lying down you hurt.
Fort Riley sending soldiers to Kuwait
August 12, 2000
The first group of 1,200 soldiers headed for a peacekeeping mission in Kuwait was packed up and ready Friday to leave Forbes Field in Topeka. The soldiers will leave in four groups over the next week, with another group preparing to leave Sunday.
Will Lieberman help Gore?
August 12, 2000
By Joanne Jacobs San Jose Mercury News “I believe in grace, because I have seen it; in peace, because I have felt it; in forgiveness, because I have needed it.” At times, George W. Bush’s convention speech sounded like testimony at a revival meeting.
Exercise both strengthens, weakens immune system
August 12, 2000
Sometimes, exercise can weaken an athlete’s ability to fight off a cold. Other times, researchers say, exercise won’t make a difference or might strengthen the ability. The difference seems to depend on how much exercise the athlete does.
Old Home Town: 25, 40 and 100 years ago
August 12, 2000
Scouting News
August 12, 2000
Candidates shouldn’t ask God to choose a side
August 12, 2000
By Cal Thomas Los Angeles Times Syndicate The Gore campaign is keeping an early promise one an aide made that the Democrats were not about to allow the Republicans to steal “the God vote” in the upcoming presidential election. Last Tuesday in Nashville, God’s name was invoked 13 times, by Vice President Al Gore once and by his running mate, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, 12 times.
Journalism alumnus Devin Scillian pens kid’s book
August 12, 2000
Veteran broadcast journalist and Kansas University graduate Devin Scillian has covered tough assignments around the world, but he writes artful children’s books, too.
Clinton has hard job ahead
Convention apology would truly help Gore
August 12, 2000
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Memo to Bill Clinton: At the tricky art of persuading his nervous Democratic colleagues in Congress to back him on even the most politically difficult votes, the late House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill was the master.
Piloting flexibility
Forced retirement of commercial airline pilots at age 60 no longer makes good sense.
August 12, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Some commercial airplane pilots should be retired at age 60, the same as people in other fields need to be evaluated carefully, particularly when public service and safety are involved. But to declare that an able, experienced pilot should automatically be taken off his or her job at 60 is silly.
Shucks! Corn beats wheat this year
August 12, 2000
A bumper harvest of corn will surpass wheat production this year in Kansas, the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Friday. The much-anticipated government forecast said Kansas growers would reap 464.8 million bushels of corn this fall. That compares with 362.7 million bushels of wheat harvested from this year’s beleaguered winter wheat crop.
Willie Nelson goes on A&E’s ‘Live’
August 12, 2000
It’s important to understand that Willie Nelson is an independent soul, and that makes nailing him down for any reason a job you wouldn’t want at any price.
Political drama set on eve of convention
Tune In
August 12, 2000
Last week Harry Hamlin was president. This week, Tom Selleck stars as presidential candidate James Reynolds Pryce in the TV drama, “Running Mates” (7 p.m., Sunday, TNT, TV-14, D, L). But just to prove this is fiction, Selleck, the NRA supporter and “National Review” pitchman, is running as a Democrat.
Group has plan for tobacco funds
August 12, 2000
The Kansas Children’s Cabinet has recommended to Gov. Bill Graves how the state should spend a $40 million allocation from tobacco settlement money in the next budget year.
A.D. Henderson
August 12, 2000
Playboy fund-raiser bares controversy
August 12, 2000
Rep. Loretta Sanchez said Friday that she might be willing to move her fund-raiser from the Playboy mansion following a barrage of criticism from Democrats concerned that the event projects the wrong image.
Palestinians look to Russia for backing in peace talks
August 12, 2000
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said Friday that he has asked Russian President Vladmir Putin to take an active role in Middle East peace negotiations and to arrange a meeting that would include Russian, Egyptian and French diplomats as well as Israelis, Palestinians and Americans.
Auditors figure job overpaid
Aging contract’s calculations questioned
August 12, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer Terry Glasscock kept $45,000 from an illegal, $135,000 grant because the governor’s office gave a state Aging Department lawyer less than four hours to decide how much work Glasscock did to earn it.
Davis, Bedford shine, but Krayzelburg falters
August 12, 2000
Josh Davis broke a 12-year-old American record and B.J. Bedford ended a 12-year wait, but Lenny Krayzelburg failed in his attempt to break the world record in the 100-meter backstroke.
Horoscopes
August 12, 2000
Around and About
August 12, 2000
Society Calendar
August 12, 2000
Recreation Calendar
August 12, 2000
Old-fashioned Vinland Fair provides relief
August 12, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer In the open fields, children ran and played. At the concession stand, homemade chicken-noodle dinners were being served while older residents sat in lawn chairs reminiscing. Near the old wooden bleachers, farmers and their children prepared for the tractor pull.
Plan puts premium on principals
August 12, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer Interim Supt. Randy Weseman unveiled a plan Friday to redesign the Lawrence school district’s central administration following three high-profile resignations. It’s a model that flattens the organizational structure and brings school principals into the highest reaches of district governance, he said.
AL Roundup
August 12, 2000
Lawrence Briefs
August 12, 2000
Resident reports dog shooting. Canvassing board breaks all ties. LHS yearbooks to be distributed Monday.
Resident reports sexual assault
August 12, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer A 26-year-old Lawrence woman was raped at knifepoint late Thursday night on Campanile Hill on the Kansas University campus, KU police Sgt. Troy Mailen said. The incident occurred between 10 p.m. and 10:05 p.m. The victim was in the area from about 9:30 p.m. to 10:05 p.m.
Dying woman wanted fork ready for life’s dessert
August 12, 2000
Navy widens search for missing airmen in Gulf copter crash
August 12, 2000
Four airmen two dead and two injured were pulled from the water after the Thursday crash. Shredded insulation and smashed metal washed up on the sands Friday as the search for survivors continued by air and sea.
City Police Blotter
August 12, 2000
Money needed to take sculpture to the stars
August 12, 2000
For years, sculptor Richard Bergen has dreamed of having his 20-foot bronze statue of a Kansa Indian warrior atop the Statehouse. But lack of money has kept the dream from being a reality.
Jury awards $1.6 million to chiropractor
August 12, 2000
A Wichita chiropractor who said he was forced out of business by an insurance company was awarded $1.6 million by a Sedgwick county jury.
Historic trail diary rescued from trash
August 12, 2000
One man’s trash is another’s treasure or in this case, history. Members attending the California-Oregon Trails Assn. national convention this week learned that lesson when an 1866 diary was presented. The rare volume tells the story of settling the West in the words of a young woman on an overland trails journey from Iowa to Oregon.
Lucille Neis
August 12, 2000
People, Faces & Things
August 12, 2000
Dueling candidates claim Reform berth
August 12, 2000
After purging each others’ candidates and delegates, two Reform Party factions named rival nominees for president Friday night: pundit Pat Buchanan and physicist John Hagelin.
Nation Briefs
August 12, 2000
Washington: Alcoholism activist jailed for DWI crash. Seattle: Audit find problems with Boeing plant. North Carolina: Officer charged with beating deaf mute.
KU alumnus kidnapped in Colombia
August 12, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Lawrence friends of South American frog expert John Douglas Lynch anxiously await what they hope will be good news of their kidnapped colleague. Lynch is one of 20 biological researchers snatched by Colombian rebels Wednesday. The researchers were on a field trip studying South American biodiversity, officials said.
New ownership caters to students
August 12, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor An Old West Lawrence liquor store has a new owner and manager, just in time for its biggest customer base to move back into town. Stacey Wendland and Mindie Dodson are teaming up to run Dodson Liquor, the former Patterson Liquor at 846 Ill. Just across the street is the Oread neighborhood, home to dozens of houses split into apartments for student tenants.
Anniversaries
August 12, 2000
Force paid price to reach top
Funny Car driver close to another drag racing record
August 12, 2000
John Force is leading in points in his bid to match Bob Glidden’s record of 10 NHRA championships.
NL Roundup
August 12, 2000
Fire crews overwhelmed battling western blazes
August 12, 2000
With too many fires and not enough firefighters, the Montana university system told students Friday they can report for fall classes three weeks late if they stay on the fire lines.
Clinton Lake plan gets nod
August 12, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer Developers of a $20 million resort hotel and conference center at Clinton Lake were given a preliminary go-ahead Friday by the Kansas Development Finance Authority, which would authorize the bonds if the project proceeds. Developers received that endorsement as well as one from an environmentalist who was pleased with the decision to change the site of the project.
Recruits to visit for Late Night
August 12, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Two blue chip high school basketball players from California are expected to attend Late Night With Roy Williams on Oct. 13 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Saturday Column
August 12, 2000
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Kansas University will be starting its 135th academic year next week, and hopefully, it will be the best year ever for the school. It is difficult to establish yardsticks to measure whether a university has a successful year. Perhaps it is more a case of determining the excellence of a school over a longer period of time.
Long reach aids Ostertag on tee
August 12, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Journal-World Sports Writer Former KU basketball player Greg Ostertag impressed onlookers with his golf swing at his charity tournament.
Daily Ticker
August 12, 2000
Dwyer’s impression: wow
New defensive linemen to make impact for Jayhawks
August 12, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Nate Dwyer is the only letterman returning on KU’s defensive line, but junior college transfers are expected to fill the void.
Atlantic swordfish back on the menu after boycott
August 12, 2000
Satisfied by new limits on Atlantic swordfishing, two environmental groups have ended a two-year campaign against overfishing and released 700 chefs nationwide from their pledge to pull the popular fish from their menus.
Restored planes fill need for speed
August 12, 2000
Some boys who built models of jet fighters never grew up. They held on to their dreams of soaring through the clouds, searching for enemy aircraft. Ken Bryant is glad they did.
Driver in crash may face charges
August 12, 2000
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper investigating the crash that killed three of 15 people in a crowded minivan says he’ll recommend misdemeanor charges against the driver.
Troubled plane makes truck stop
August 12, 2000
The pilot of a homemade plane trying to make an emergency landing on a highway landed instead on a flatbed truck.
Sports Briefs
August 12, 2000
Olympic Briefs
August 12, 2000
Officials bent on river restraint
One day I watched a whole chunk of the bank fall in the river’
August 12, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., walked Friday along the Kansas River’s banks to see how the federal government can help with a $1.6 million project north of Eudora. Douglas and Leavenworth county officials have been working toward a solution to prevent further erosion along the river bank. The river has been eating up neighboring farmland about a half-mile north of County Road 1061 bridge and a half-mile west of Leavenworth County Road 1 for several years.
Today in History
August 12, 2000
Quinn powers Royals over Orioles, 7-6
August 12, 2000
Mark Quinn hit two home runs and a double, and Kansas City overcame four errors in a victory over Baltimore.
Lucille Neis
August 12, 2000
Fields yield record crops
August 12, 2000
Farmers will harvest record crops of corn and soybeans this year, thanks to timely rains and excellent growing conditions this summer across the Midwest, the government said Friday.