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Charge filed against driver in I-70 crash
U.S. authorities may add charges of vehicular homicide
August 13, 2000
The driver of a crowded minivan that crashed and killed three people in western Kansas was charged Friday with transporting an illegal immigrant.
Guatemala seeks input on energy efficiency
Nation finds allies in Kansas, Idaho
August 13, 2000
Energy regulators from Guatemala will work with officials in Kansas and Idaho during the next two years to generate ideas on energy efficiency.
Wichita-based site TheMerc.com conducts its first live auctions
Web site runs into initial software problems but starts service
August 13, 2000
TheMerc.com was originally going to be up and running sometime in June. But software problems slowed Wichita’s answer to auction site eBay.com. “We have been doing things slowly, getting the bugs out,” said Tom Orr, vice president and co-founder with Jay Feist, who also is chief financial officer of Feist Publications Inc.
High winds cause scattered damage
August 13, 2000
High winds during a thunderstorm Thursday night took part of the roof off a building at the old Mead Lumber site, carrying it across the Wyatt Earp Boulevard where it crashed into another building.
Birch Telecom continues its expansion
Kansas City firm loses money, picks up customers at record pace
August 13, 2000
Kansas City-based Birch Telecom lost money and picked up customers at a record rate during the second quarter as the fast-growing telephone company continued its expansion in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
State delegates show diversity
Kansans headed to Democratic National Convention have varied backgrounds, beliefs
August 13, 2000
Steve Brown is openly gay. So as a Kansas delegate to the Democratic National Convention, he wants to focus national attention on gay and lesbian issues. His political priorities include such things as passage of a nondiscrimination act and a national hate crimes bill, continued funding for AIDS research and protection of domestic partnerships.
Board to accept public comment on next year’s budget
Lawrence School Board agenda highlights
August 13, 2000
Lawrence School Board agenda highlights The board will accept public comment at 6:30 p.m. Monday on a proposed $89.7 million budget for the 2000-2001 school year. It would represent a $2.7 million increase in expenditures compared to 1999-2000.
Saturday night program showcases children’s talent
August 13, 2000
By Brady McCombs Sarah Swain was already considering creating a weekly program where children could run, dance and play games. A newspaper story about a lack of activities for children in Lawrence provided the motivation to put the idea into motion.
KU professors focus on globalization
Global economy becoming an increasingly popular issue
August 13, 2000
By Erwin Seba Kansas University Professor Robert Antonio finds himself on the cutting edge of one of the hottest social issues of the 21st century: globalization. He’s been studying the issue for years and before it became a hot topic his papers took the years-long process most academic work follows to publication.
A.D.(Rusty) Henderson
August 13, 2000
Omon services
August 13, 2000
Lower dumping fees have officials rethinking location for septic waste
August 13, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Lower dumping fees than previously expected at Lawrence’s new wastewater treatment plant have county officials reconsidering their positions in the upcoming debate of where the county’s septic waste should go.
City Police Blotter
August 13, 2000
Garden provides earthly delights
August 13, 2000
By Tom Meagher A trip to Michigan inspired a Douglas County horticulturist to build gardens on her family’s land. Saturday, she opened the gates for the public’s enjoyment. Marcia Henry and her husband, Roy, have run Henry’s Plant Farm, 248 N. 1700 Road, north of Stull, for 19 years, growing and selling a plethora of plants from their own greenhouse.
To stem violence Germany struggles to ban right-wing neo-Nazis
August 13, 2000
German politicians are stepping up calls for a ban on a right-wing political party, one of the steps being considered in Germany’s attempts to stem an outbreak of neo-Nazi violence.
Egyptian leader won’t push Arafat into compromise
August 13, 2000
President Hosni Mubarak warned Saturday that a compromise over Jerusalem would lead to uncontrollable violence in the Middle East, and said no Arab or Muslim can relinquish rights to east Jerusalem and its holy sites.
Last Russian czar on tap for Orthodox sainthood
August 13, 2000
More than 80 years after Russia’s last czar and his family were gunned down by a firing squad, the Russian Orthodox Church is preparing to make them saints, once again fueling passions over the monarch.
Ford replacing Firestone tires with other brands
August 13, 2000
Ford Motor Co. has told almost 3,000 dealers not to wait for Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.’s rolling recall of 6.5 million tires.
GOP urges more tax cuts
August 13, 2000
The budget surplus should be returned to American taxpayers, Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said Saturday.
Release cheers friends of kidnapped scientist
August 13, 2000
By Brady McCombs Friends of former Kansas University student John Douglas Lynch were elated to hear about his release Saturday from Colombian rebels.
Wichita faces class-action lawsuit
More than 40,000 may sue about fines
August 13, 2000
More than 40,000 Wichita residents could end up suing city hall. But even if they win, it will cost them. At issue are claims that the municipal court detained residents unjustly for not paying fines. On Friday, Sedgwick County District Judge Paul Clark certified class-action status for the case.
Group home fire kills resident
August 13, 2000
A fire Saturday at a group home in the city’s Midtown area killed a 39-year-old man, authorities said. Kansas City firefighters arrived at Community House shortly after 1:30 a.m. and found the third floor ablaze, said Brad Humston, a fire department spokesman.
FEMA to cover Montana firefighting costs
August 13, 2000
The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured fire-blackened Montana landscape Saturday, promising federal aid for local governments strapped by the expense of fighting this summer’s wildfires.
Oscar-winning actress Loretta Young dies
Screen beauty also was TV pioneer winning an Emmy award
August 13, 2000
Loretta Young, the elegant Hollywood beauty who specialized in playing strong-willed heroines with firm principles during a 26-year film career and went on to star in her own television show, died Saturday of ovarian cancer. She was 87.
Buchanan claims Reform nomination
August 13, 2000
Pat Buchanan, addressing what he called “the last red-meat convention in America,” laid claim to the Reform Party presidential nomination Saturday with an acceptance speech heavily focused on social issues formerly subordinated in the party founded by Ross Perot.
L.A. underwhelmed by Democratic convention
August 13, 2000
Blame it on geography. Blame it on a laid-back, Southern Californian apathy. Blame it on ever-lingering memories of the riots and mayhem in its past.
Lord Open Road, 150 other hobos descend on Iowa town
August 13, 2000
They tapped their walking sticks and brushed their fingertips along the tops of the headstones that marked the simple graves of their brethren, men like Mountain Dew, Lord Open Road and Hobo Herb Schaber.
World Briefs
August 13, 2000
Yugoslavia: Date set for first Kosovo election. Italy: Police tow immigrant ship to port. India: Rebels, army clash in disputed province.
Democrats list Kansans attending convention
August 13, 2000
Kansas delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, listed by congressional delegation and number of previous conventions as a delegate.
Edmonds loving life in Midwest
August 13, 2000
Jim Edmonds left his bad-boy rap back in Anaheim.
Liberal nabs NBC title
August 13, 2000
Cory Metzler threw a six-hit complete game Saturday night as the Liberal Beejays beat the Hays Larks, 3-1, to win their fourth National Baseball Congress World Series title.
U.S. tour begins today
Americans will visit Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 20
August 13, 2000
The U.S. women’s soccer team played 29 matches in 1999, including the six it needed to win the World Cup. All but four were in the United States.
Olympic Trials
August 13, 2000
Prep fall sports to begin Monday
August 13, 2000
Practices for high school fall sports football, volleyball, cross country, girls golf, girls tennis, boys soccer and gymnastics will officially begin on Monday.
LHS grad rediscovers love of soccer
Valverde tries out for Costa Rica team
August 13, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Tania Valverde’s love affair with soccer has returned. Valverde, a former Lawrence High soccer player and 1999 LHS graduate, recently tried out for the Costa Rica women’s national soccer team.
Jayhawks trying to beat heat at football practice
KU establishes ‘cool zones’ to deal with oppressive heat, humidity
August 13, 2000
By Chuck Woodling If you can’t stand the heat of Kansas University’s sun-drenched preseason football practices, you don’t have to get out of the kitchen. All a player has to do is go to a “cool zone.”
Chiefs break camp with Thomas on their minds
Cunningham says team grew closer, but he expects an emotional time when players make exhibition debut at Arrowhead Stadium
August 13, 2000
On the last day of training camp at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the Kansas City Chiefs left the practice field with thoughts of the airplane ride home, sleeping in their own beds and finally playing a game at Arrowhead Stadium.
Language barrier turned hospital into prison
Mexican Indian who spoke rare dialect held for 12 years in Kansas mental institution
August 13, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood They call Rita Quintero the woman who fell from the heavens. But her 12 years in a Kansas mental hospital must have been hell. Quintero, a Tarahumara Indian from Mexico, is back home in the mountains of Chihuahua near the state’s barely accessible Copper Canyon.
Expert: Take control in transitional times
August 13, 2000
By Mark Fagan John C. Bruckman has spent 30 years studying the human effects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, and he knows that affected employees need help to weather such storms.
Briefcase
August 13, 2000
Home equity loans can resolve debt, but still have dangers
August 13, 2000
Surely, you’ve seen the ads: Fold all your messy credit-card, auto and personal loans into one easy home equity loan and have a smaller monthly payment. Such a deal!
Online job sites search for market
Jobs.com builds its employment network in a growing, competitive industry
August 13, 2000
Instead of using the Internet, Peter Gudmundsson got his new job the old-fashioned way: He heard about it from a friend. His technique is a bit ironic given his new job. He was hired in June as chief executive of Jobs.com, an Irving, Tex. company trying to emerge as a leader in the online job industry.
Local Sports Briefs
August 13, 2000
Garden Briefs
August 13, 2000
Powell Gardens’ fourth annual Festival of Butterflies will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Aug. 21. New additions this year include a Family Day on Friday, and Seniors Day on Aug. 21. Admission is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors and $2.50 for children.
Chiefs, 49ers seeking first exhibition win
Kansas City scouting backup quarterbacks
August 13, 2000
San Francisco will be looking for a center, Kansas City will be scouting backup quarterbacks and both will be trying for their first NFL exhibition win tonight.
100 percent perennials
Lawrence author outlines choices for ever-after blooming
August 13, 2000
By Carol Boncella Practical horticulture advice and thoughtful plant recommendations is the strength of a glossy new gardening book, “100 Easy Perennials,” by Natalia K. Hamill of rural Lawrence.
Sands expands
KU lineman keeps getting bigger and bigger and…
August 13, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Now that he thinks about it, yeah, maybe Justin Sands does eat a little more than he used to. Heck, he’s so big he has two nicknames. In high school they called him “Ogre,” but his KU teammates took to calling him “Monster Man.”
Before moving forward, take a look back
Pickett Line
August 13, 2000
By Calder Pickett Here we are, right in the middle of the first year of President Clinton’s 21st century, to which we were enjoined to build a bridge, and I’m about to tell you about an absorbing book I’ve been reading at Audio Reader, “Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century.”
The inside story
Guides at naval air museum speak with voice of experience
August 13, 2000
Chuck Wheeler is more than a tour guide at the National Museum of Naval Aviation. He is a piece of living history.
Horoscopes
August 13, 2000
Advocate for elderly honored
August 13, 2000
Claude Pepper, a champion of rights for the elderly, will be honored on a new 33-cent stamp on Sept. 7, the eve of the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Furniture of old had secrets to keep
Antiques & collecting
August 13, 2000
Desks from past centuries were designed to solve problems of the past. Where to place the inkwell? Could there be a locked drawer or a hidden compartment for valuable papers? Could papers be filed in some meaningful way? Would there be a way to hide work and still have an attractive piece of furniture?
Bookmobiles: the Amish way
Bus makes 52 stops over three days in Ohio countryside
August 13, 2000
Children clamber in the library’s single aisle for books “Hank the Cow Dog,” “The Babysitters Club,” “The Black Stallion.” Some have walked a mile, barefoot, returning last week’s reading materials in grocery bags or even a wheelbarrow. And they’re smiling.
Briefs
August 13, 2000
Death, taxes and commuting; Where you call home; Shrine Rodeo begins next week.
Moral of the story is ants can learn to have fun
This Wayward Life
August 13, 2000
By Joel J. Gold I grew up in a family of grasshoppers, my wife in a family of ants. For festive occasions birthdays, gift-giving holidays I’d find gaily wrapped toys and books and model cars, a baseball glove, a football helmet. She must have been unwrapping blouses and shoes and sweaters, a comb, a desk lamp.
Hoffman’s ‘River King’ has spirit to spare
August 13, 2000
The small Massachusetts town of Haddan looks like a picture postcard of a New England village. But while a river runs through it, a ghost haunts it.
Old Home Town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today.
August 13, 2000
Research response
August 13, 2000
Summit Outcome
August 13, 2000
Journal-World Editorial It probably won’t be long before school officials must take another look at what schools local ninth-graders should attend.
There are many reasons to love the aluminum can
August 13, 2000
Through the years, most of us have pressed our lips to it more often than we’ve kissed the face of any loved one in our lives.
States’ plates say it all
Culture
August 13, 2000
License plates were once so simple: sheets of numbers that distinguished one vehicle from others, a bureaucratic tool that helped police pursue wrongdoers.
Ozarks pair refine crafts
Handmade pottery and baskets fill couple’s Mongolian yurt
August 13, 2000
The earth-brown clay spins under Tom Hess’ practiced hands, quickly becoming a perfect cylinder. Hess applies firm pressure to the center, pressing it down nearly to the spinning surface of his potter’s wheel.
Noodling earns filmmaker’s fascination
Film cost about $40,000
August 13, 2000
Brad Beesley spends his spare time in rural Oklahoma prowling out-of-the-way bars and bait shops for fishermen bragging of their exploits.
Free’ fair tickets
August 13, 2000
World watching U.S. elections
August 13, 2000
By Jim Hoagland Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group Oil and religion count mightily in world politics and governance. The running mates Al Gore and George W. Bush have chosen bring those two factors and the global interest oil and religion command into a campaign that has been an all-American affair until now.
Holyfield unanimous winner
Boxer needs entire 12 rounds against Ruiz
August 13, 2000
Evander Holyfield, showing signs of age and ring wear, battled back in the late rounds Saturday to win a unanimous decision over John Ruiz and become the first boxer in history to win portions of the heavyweight title four times
Bookstore: bestsellers
August 13, 2000
Here are the nation’s best-selling books as compiled by Publishers Weekly.
Audio books
August 13, 2000
Great American Suspense: 5 Unabridged Classics, read by Geraint Wyn Davies.
Protestant march proceeds peacefully
Northern Ireland city spared violence
August 13, 2000
More than 20,000 Protestants filled the streets of Londonderry Saturday with British flags and banners declaring “No Surrender” a defiant demonstration made possible by a deal with leaders of this mostly Catholic city.
Clinton orders more aid to battle teen pregnancy
Second-chance’ homes lauded
August 13, 2000
President Clinton ordered the government Saturday to cooperate with nonprofit groups, church organizations and others to give teen-age parents safe, supportive “second-chance homes.”
Mergers create uncertainty
Taking control is key when businesses change owners
August 13, 2000
By Mark Fagan Inside a blue-roofed office building atop a bluff in northern Lawrence, 300 Sallie Mae workers sneak peeks at e-mails, exchange rumors in the hallway and wonder if their company will foreclose on their jobs.
Travel Briefs
August 13, 2000
Tickets to Olympics available online; Archaeologists cleaning, restoring Acropolis; Mesa Verde again opens to public; Horse Park shows Chinese art exhibit.
Seniors’ Briefs
August 13, 2000
Society: Crime rate rising among elderly. Health: Antidepressants impair cognitive function. Exercise: World-class walker looking for recognition.
Airlines take good care of pets
August 13, 2000
Trends
August 13, 2000
Washington portrait tells a lie. TV withdrawal: Can you do it? Firefighters ax pole.
Sports rage
Parents often are the rowdiest
August 13, 2000
By Mindie Miller They lurk at baseball diamonds, basketball courts and soccer fields: the red-faced dad in the bleachers who thinks he’d make a better umpire than the one behind home plate and the grumbling mom who insists her child hasn’t played nearly enough.
Science may boost respect for creation
August 13, 2000
By George Gurley A Lawrence resident who writes a regular column for the Journal-World A dragonfly landed on my car’s aerial, its round, black tip a fair replica of the dragonfly’s head. He held it in his spiny legs and gazed at it with his enormous eyes as if he’d found true love. He didn’t fly away when I touched his gossamer wings, he was so enchanted by the plastic bulb.
GOP opens Douglas County headquarters
August 13, 2000
By Tom Meagher Unity was the word Saturday morning as area Republicans gathered to open Douglas County party headquarters. U.S. House of Representatives 3rd District candidate Phill Kline lauded county and state tickets and expressed gratitude to Gov. Bill Graves.
Lawrence to lead Midwest growth
City’s boom expected to last
August 13, 2000
By Mike Belt Faster than St. Louis. Faster than Kansas City. Faster than Minneapolis-St. Paul. Lawrence will be the fastest growing city in the Midwest during the next 25 years, according to Demographics Daily. rivers to the north and south also are barriers to the predicted boom.
Tribal board to hear recall petition
Efforts to unseat chair of Potawatomi tribe gaining momentum
August 13, 2000
By Patti Wakolee More than enough signatures have been collected to unseat Mamie Rupnicki as tribal chair of the Prairie Band Potawatomi, a spokesman for the effort said. Spokesman Badger Wahwasuck said more than 350 members had signed a petition calling for Rupnicki’s ouster. According to tribal guidelines, a minimum of 300 signatures is required before the petition can be submitted to the tribal election board for consideration.
Alcohol sniffer prompts privacy concerns
Flashlight-mounted device allows police to covertly measures driver’s blood-alcohol content
August 13, 2000
A motorist eases to a stop at a sobriety checkpoint and rolls down his window. A police officer thrusts the illuminated end of a flashlight six inches from the driver’s face and starts asking questions.
Journal-World rolls out new design
August 13, 2000
By Richard Brack Managing Editor Welcome to a new Lawrence Journal-World. Today, your (print edition) newspaper is bringing you more of what you want in a handier, easier-to-read format. New, modern typefaces increase legibility. More packages of briefs and indexes help guide you to the information and features you need. The page size has been changed to a handier dimension that is becoming the national standard for newspapers.
The Motley Fool
August 13, 2000
Olympics Web plug pulled
IOC to crack down on Internet content
August 13, 2000
Danielle Bryan, a 12-year-old with pigtails who trains at a Gaithersburg, Md., gym that boasts several Olympic athletes and one gold medalist, says she’s so crazy about gymnastics that she had planned to get up at 4 a.m. next month to watch the 2000 finals in Sydney.
Iris: Now is the time to lift and separate
August 13, 2000
By Bruce Chladny Bearded iris are well adapted to eastern Kansas and multiply quickly. After several years, the centers of the clumps tend to lose vigor with most of the flowering occurring toward the outside.
Shark Week’ takes bite out of Dog Day doldrums
Discovery Channel to air documentary series for seven nights, beginning today
August 13, 2000
Give the folks at the Discovery Channel credit for coming up with a surefire way to put the bite on a jaded TV audience every summer. It’s called “Shark Week.”
Pump gets handle on the past
Project of the week
August 13, 2000
Like a butter churn or a wood-burning stove, an old-fashioned water pump is one of those everyday objects that’s become an icon of a simpler past. Everyone recognizes them, and many people remember actually using one. This universal appeal has transformed these once-common fixtures into valuable antiques.
Lawrence Briefs
August 13, 2000
After the fire: Memorial service planned at Montessori school. Hispanic Affairs: KU assistant professor named to state panel. Highway Patrol: Accident kills Topekan.
No conspiracies found in church arsons
Despite headlines, fewer fires being reported to federal task force
August 13, 2000
Rev. Herbert Shelby’s church in Burton, Tex., has been struck by arsonists twice since October. Shelby doesn’t know who is behind the burnings.
Wizards, Galaxy play to 1-all tie
August 13, 2000
Chris Klein’s goal in the 29th minute gave the Kansas City Wizards a 1-1 tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night.
Legal fees for divorce generally not deductible
Flying Solo
August 13, 2000
Weighing romance’s options
There’s nothing small about this novel approach
August 13, 2000
“She cringed inside as she saw the way they looked at her. She could see surprise, disgust, and even pity on some of the faces. Kathy almost ran, but she made herself smile and continue around the table of food.”
Dave seeks to share magic of Potter books
August 13, 2000
By Dave Berry Columnist for the Miami Herald I am NOT jealous of the woman who writes the Harry Potter books. It does NOT bother me that her most recent book, “Harry Potter and the Enormous Royalty Check,” has already become the best-selling book in world history, beating out her previous book, “Harry Potter Purchases Microsoft.”
Gore picks his partners wisely
August 13, 2000
By Ellen Boodman Columnist for the Boston Globe The very first conversation I ever had with Al Gore was about rock ‘n’ roll. It was 1985, just about the time the boomer generation noticed that the music coming over the stereo wasn’t ours. Somewhere along the way, “I can’t get no satisfaction” had turned into “I’m going to force you at gunpoint to eat me alive.”
Safety and numbers
Farmland defends safety record
August 13, 2000
By Joel Mathis Not long after the July 14 explosion at Farmland Industries’ nitrogen plant, Ami Daley noticed a strange smell. Daley and her husband, Richard, lived in an apartment near the plant east of Lawrence, and it always smelled. But this odor was different.
Fore!
Golf museum offers chance to commune with legendary duffers
August 13, 2000
For years, Iron Bryon hit thousands of golf balls with a swing that was sure and consistent. Swing, THWAP. Swing, THWAP. Thousands of times each summer. Every ball hitting the same fairway, with no green or hole in the distance.
Faces and places
August 13, 2000
Curtis A. Heinen
August 13, 2000
NFL Roundup
August 13, 2000
AL Roundup
August 13, 2000
NL Roundup
August 13, 2000
A life less lonely
Veteran on crusade to improve quality of nursing home experience
August 13, 2000
By Dave Ranney Ten months ago, 82-year-old Perry Van Osdol ran out of options. “After my legs went out from under me, I couldn’t stay home. My wife couldn’t lift me anymore,” he said, explaining the consequences of a bone disease that “got into my spinal cord and messed it all up.”
Rebels release hostages
KU associate among those freed in Colombia
August 13, 2000
A rebel group usually scorned for its tactics won praise Saturday after it freed 26 members of a scientific expedition that had been held captive in a mountainous war zone.
Belle, four-run ninth help Baltimore blast past Kansas City
Orioles 12, Royals 11
August 13, 2000
Albert Belle hit a two-out, two-run homer to cap a four-run ninth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles overcame Jermaine Dye’s six RBIs to beat the Kansas City Royals, 12-11, Saturday night.
Dateline’ defies Burma secrecy
Correspondent goes undercover for interview with activist
August 13, 2000
It reads like the plot of a corny spy novel, with messages slipped to a contact in a cigarette box and a hiding place for notes carved into the bottom of shoes.
Nation Briefs
August 13, 2000
Texas: Remains of Navy crew found. California: Policemen win job bias lawsuit. New Jersey: Northeast inundated with rain.