Archive for Wednesday, August 16, 2000

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Florence Jean
August 16, 2000
Geneva Burt
August 16, 2000
Yahn services
August 16, 2000
City Briefs
August 16, 2000
Police Blotter
August 16, 2000
Hearing sheds lights on shooting’s motive
August 16, 2000
By Joel Mathis The simple exchange of two words — in a charged environment — may have led to a July shooting that injured two people.
Sideline
August 16, 2000
Housing authorities’ merger wins federal OK
August 16, 2000
By Joy Ludwig A merger between the Lawrence Housing Authority and the Douglas County Housing Authority has received federal approval.
Western Hills development passes hurdle
City commission agrees to annexation of 132-acre development planned near FSHS
August 16, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Developers of a residential development north of Free State High School received approval Tuesday for the parts of the project they brought to Lawrence city commissioners.
Business groups support Oz park
Johnson County would benefit, backers say
August 16, 2000
By Tom Meagher Business groups came out in force Tuesday night to counter grass-roots opposition to the proposed theme park at the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Base near DeSoto. At a work session of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, 10 taxpayer and environmental groups asked the board to reject the Oz Entertainment Company’s development proposal for the site.
Agency’s troubles mount
Lutheran Social Services loses its adoption subcontract
August 16, 2000
By Dave Ranney A noted Kansas charity, pushed to the brink of bankruptcy by its role in the state’s four-year march toward privatization of child welfare services, was dealt another blow Tuesday.
Kashmir, rebels silent for India celebrations
Security high during Independence Day
August 16, 2000
India celebrated its Independence Day on Tuesday with public pomp and enthusiasm. But in Kashmir the anniversary brought tension, unprecedented military security and a surreal official ceremony in a nearly empty stadium.
Justice allocates funds for DNA testing backlog
August 16, 2000
The Justice Department awarded more than $7 million in grants Tuesday to seven states to begin clearing a large blacklog of DNA genetic samples obtained from convicted criminals but never analyzed.
Death row inmate’s DNA fails to clear him
August 16, 2000
DNA tests released Tuesday failed to clear a convicted child killer who had won a reprieve from Gov. George W. Bush in June, and a judge immediately set a new execution date of Sept. 27.
DNA frees wrongly convicted Texas man
August 16, 2000
A convicted rapist freed from a life sentence through DNA evidence Tuesday wept and held his mother tightly outside the jail before climbing into a truck adorned with yellow ribbons and heading home.
NBA changes some rules for next season
August 16, 2000
The NBA, concerned with quickening the pace of play late in games, announced a series of changes to timeout rules on Tuesday.
Young pilgrims put pope in a joyful mood
World Youth Day draws hundreds of thousands of Catholic youths to Rome
August 16, 2000
Pope John Paul II gazed out happily Tuesday at a good part of the future of his church — hundreds of thousands of exuberant young people who poured into Rome for six days of prayerful pep talk and camaraderie.
Chiefs’ Szott has first contact drill
August 16, 2000
Kansas City guard Dave Szott participated in his first full-contact practice Tuesday as the Chiefs resumed workouts.
Northeast Kansas targeted for hog farm plant site
Seaboard Farms looks at placing huge operation across from St. Joseph, Mo.
August 16, 2000
Seaboard Farms officials, who were considering St. Joseph, Mo., as the site of a new hog processing plant, now are taking a look across the state line. Company officials stress no final decision has been made, but acknowledge Elwood, in Kansas’ northeast tip, is in the running for the plant.
Meneley: No deal to avoid trial
Ousted Shawnee sheriff says he won’t accept plea bargain
August 16, 2000
Dave Meneley, ousted as Shawnee County sheriff earlier this year, said Tuesday he won’t try to make a deal with prosecutors to avoid his perjury trial next week.
Kennedys recharge party liberals
JFK, RFK kin appeal to traditional Democratic constituencies
August 16, 2000
The Democratic Party revisited its sentimental roots Tuesday, reminding voters of Camelot and making an emotional plea to its traditionally liberal base even as President Clinton passed the torch of New Democrat moderation to Al Gore on the campaign trail in Michigan.
Conventions losing relevance, politicians say
August 16, 2000
America’s political conventions sit at the center of an electoral universe where the party’s stars are drawn together and power grows exponentially.
Gore trailing in new polls
August 16, 2000
With the Democratic National Convention spotlight all to himself, a new poll suggests Al Gore’s biggest job will be to convince voters he can be a likable and strong leader.
More Firestone tire injuries reported
August 16, 2000
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has raised to 62 the number of deaths it believes are linked to the Firestone tires now being recalled.
KU football tickets sport art from Lawrence children
August 16, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University athletics tickets have sported several looks over the years, from high-tech to low-tech and everything in between. This year’s KU football season tickets are going a different direction: kid tech.
Korean families reunited
Many relatives haven’t seen each other in 50 years
August 16, 2000
All of Korea cried Tuesday, or so it seemed. In extraordinary homecomings filled with wailing and group bearhugs, 200 elderly Koreans — 100 each from the North and the South — were reunited with family members in Seoul or in Pyongyang, North Korea, for the first time since war divided the peninsula a half-century ago.
Death, but no sign of foul play
Authorities say nothing at scene suggests wrong-doing
August 16, 2000
By Joel Mathis A woman’s body was found Tuesday under the Kansas River Bridge next to Lawrence city hall. Police said she was white, middle-aged and probably a transient, but had little more information.
WNBA Roundup
August 16, 2000
Confront prejudice,’ school board president tells new teachers
New Lawrence district educators introduced to district, officials during orientation
August 16, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school board president Austin Turney said Tuesday that he learned much from two teachers as different as day and night.
Shawnee County to decide on whether to elect or appoint judges
August 16, 2000
Shawnee County voters will decide in November whether their county judges should be elected or continue to be appointed by the governor.
National accreditation arrives early for Bishop Seabury
Private Episcopal school earns recognition in its third year of existence
August 16, 2000
By Tim Carpenter A private Episcopal school in Lawrence earned national academic accreditation a mere three years after its founding.
Expanding reach
World Company sets sights on downtown campus
August 16, 2000
By Mark Fagan The World Company, which operates the Journal-World and Sunflower Cablevision, is planning to assemble a cutting-edge communications complex by renovating and adding to existing downtown buildings.
Knights make ex-Bruin Rush No. 1 draftee
August 16, 2000
Former UCLA and Pembroke Hill (Mo.) High School shooting guard JaRon Rush was the No. 1 pick of the Kansas City Knights in Tuesday’s American Basketball Association Draft.
Business Briefcase
August 16, 2000
Microsoft - Government says delay could harm competition Technology - Computer makers launch new appliance Employment - Navistar plans cutbacks
Boeing will let vote stand on union representation
August 16, 2000
Boeing Co. has decided against further appeal of the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling supporting a union representation vote by its 4,000 technical and clerical employees in Wichita.
Industrial output increases
Mild weather causes decrease in utilities production
August 16, 2000
Industrial production rose a solid 0.4 percent in July despite a big drop in electric utility output caused by unseasonably mild weather, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday.
Hall sets American record in 50
Swimmer finishes in 21.76 seconds
August 16, 2000
It’s a kinder, gentler Gary Hall Jr. who will challenge Alexander Popov at the Sydney Olympics.
Woods out to defend PGA title
Tiger pursuing third major victory of year
August 16, 2000
Kentuckians, meet another three-time championship contender: Eldrick (Tiger) Woods. Not since 1953, when Ben Hogan won three majors in the same year, has this feat been accomplished in golf.
NFL Camps Roundup
August 16, 2000
Economy Dow ends streak
Retailers, profit-takers help pull down market
August 16, 2000
The Dow’s three-day winning streak ended Tuesday amid a downturn among retail, brokerage and health stocks. Meanwhile, a strong session by semiconductor issues failed to give the lethargic Nasdaq Stock Market much of a charge.
Cucumber soup has chilling effect
August 16, 2000
The following is a light recipe: Chilled Cucumber Soup with Dill and Mustard Seeds
Clinton gives weak sendoff
August 16, 2000
By David Broder Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group In the words of Sen. Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings of South Carolina, the first politician I ran into leaving the Staples Center Monday night, “He just read them the damned riot act.”
Crocodile rock critic? That’d be Elton John
August 16, 2000
Elton John as a pop music critic? Elton John as an Eminem fan? The answer in both cases: yes.
KC trips Twins
Minnesota’s Milton wins fourth straight, 6-2
August 16, 2000
Eric Milton is pitching so well lately, he doesn’t have to do it standing up. Milton, who struck out Jermaine Dye while falling off the mound, won his fourth straight decision Tuesday night as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-2.
Wake-up call
August 16, 2000
Escape capsule reaches Russian submarine
Crippled craft on ocean floor will run out of oxygen by Friday
August 16, 2000
Russian crews lowered a bell-shaped rescue capsule early today to a nuclear submarine lying on the Arctic Sea floor, but strong currents blocked initial attempts at docking. Oxygen for the vessel’s 116 crewmen was expected to last just two more days, Russia’s navy chief said.
Something rotten
August 16, 2000
Care packages have lots of options
Cooking Q&A
August 16, 2000
By Susan Krumm Extension agent in family and consumer sciences with K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County, 2110 Harper. I frequently send care packages to my daughter in college. What other foods besides cookies, crackers and candy can I send?
Food Bite
August 16, 2000
Watering the drinks Cookouts are in favor
Answer right here
August 16, 2000
Democrats fired up by Clinton
August 16, 2000
By Dave Berry Humor columnist for The Miami Herald The Democrats are really fired up, especially after President Bill Clinton’s stirring speech Monday night, in which he told the cheering delegates that he may be eligible to serve a third term, “depending on your definition of what the Constitution means by the word ‘no’.”
Assistant is new status symbol
August 16, 2000
By Jane R. Eisner Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer Toward the end of the sappy movie “Hanging Up” dear Walter Matthau’s last film the characters playing his daughters argue about who has attended to their dying dad.
Tomato Recipes
August 16, 2000
Gold Tomato Gaspacho Pan-Fried Jersey Tomatoes With Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Oven-Roasted Plum Tomatoes
NL Roundup
August 16, 2000
AL Roundup
August 16, 2000
Lawrence City Commission Briefs
August 16, 2000
Who wants to take a ‘Millionaire’ quiz?
Quiz show quickly changed the face of network TV and made Regis Philbin a star
August 16, 2000
A year ago, “Is that your final answer?” was not part of the lexicon. Then on Aug. 16, 1999, Regis Philbin hopped up to that awkwardly high chair and welcomed the nation to ABC’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”
Clinton steps aside for Gore campaign
August 16, 2000
For a moment, it was like the old days: Two couples on one stage, full of smiles and hugs and waves to the cheering crowd. Bill lavished praise on Al, Al lavished praise on Bill, the strains of the past year set aside as the Clinton-Gore team sought Tuesday to revive the fresh-faced glory days of eight years ago.
Olympic Roundup
August 16, 2000
Middle-age spread, middle of night sleep linked
August 16, 2000
Beauty sleep: A lack of quality sleep contributes to middle-age spread Here’s some news that could keep middle-aged men awake nights: A lack of quality sleep may contribute to love handles and double chins.
Lawrence pair produce basketball power
Norwood, Harding helping prove Kansas youngsters can play at national level
August 16, 2000
By Gary Bedore The Sixers, coached by Lawrence High grads Seth Norwood and Mike Harding, have more than held their own at various AAU Tournaments the past several years, proving Kansas kids can play basketball, too.
Daily Ticker
August 16, 2000
The time is ripe
Tomato flavor is at its peak
August 16, 2000
By Aliza Green Knight Ridder Newspapers Every year at about this time, I catch tomato fever. I eat tomatoes every day, every which way, and never tire of them.
Frequent moves are putting stress on couple’s marriage
August 16, 2000
New CPR guides issued
New procedure simplifies emergency care
August 16, 2000
The American Heart Assn. announced streamlined emergency procedures for aiding heart attack victims on Tuesday, changes it hopes will save lives.
Bad back forces Duval to withdraw
August 16, 2000
A frustrating year got even worse for David Duval on Tuesday when he was forced to withdraw from the PGA Championship because of back problems that have plagued him for two months.
Grandma survives swamp crash
83-year-old waited 3 days for rescuers to find her
August 16, 2000
An 83-year-old woman was found alive in her car Tuesday, three days after it crashed off a bridge into a snake-infested swamp. She told rescuers she was able to survive by collecting rainwater.
Cola contracts create controversy
Rising price of Coke at Kansas University raises eyebrows on campus
August 16, 2000
While Kansas University is reaping the financial rewards of exclusive-rights partnerships with Coca-Cola Inc., consumers say they are paying the price for the multimillion-dollar deal.
Tidbit
August 16, 2000
Web-ers grills
Here’s a green light for tomatoes that won’t turn
August 16, 2000
By Walter Nicholls The Washington Post My Granny O’Shea did not fry green tomatoes. At the family farm near Kenmare in County Kerry, at the southwest tip of Ireland, green tomatoes were destined for chutney. It was ripe, red tomatoes that were cut in half, sprinkled with salt, then fried in butter in a covered, cast-iron skillet, over medium-high heat, for 7 to 10 minutes.
Elevated pedestrian bridge plan described as ‘glue that binds’ project
August 16, 2000
By Mark Fagan A key component of The World Company’s plans for a communications campus also is the one likely to face opposition Thursday night at city hall.
Economic sanctions illegal, immoral, U.N. report claims
August 16, 2000
Economic sanctions aimed at changing government policy are usually ineffective and often illegal under international law, according to a U.N.-commissioned report released Tuesday.
Short & Sweet
August 16, 2000
Something you oat to know A political gold mine A taste for new foods In a bit of a pickle
Big Eight Conference Skywriters Tour was a rocky ride
August 16, 2000
By Chuck Woodling If this were long ago, I’d be far away ” somewhere on the road as a member of a dinosaur known as the Big Eight Conference Skywriters Tour.
Second day of protests peaceful
Dozens of anti-fur activists arrested, but no repeat of Monday’s violence
August 16, 2000
Animal rights activists opposed to the fur trade protested in front of clothing stores and banged on windows Tuesday as demonstrations continued outside the Democratic National Convention. Police arrested about 45 people.
Hodges seeks bypass input
Commissioner asks for traffic task force
August 16, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Lawrence City Commissioner Erv Hodges wants the city to take a more active role in the ongoing debate about the completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Parents rein in children’s activities
August 16, 2000
Ann and Greg Baufield reluctantly pulled their 11-year-old daughter out of dance class.
Horoscopes
August 16, 2000
Nation Briefs
August 16, 2000
British Airways grounds Concorde fleet
August 16, 2000
Warned of new official doubts about the Concorde’s tires, British Airways grounded its supersonic fleet in dramatic fashion Tuesday, pulling a New York-bound plane off the runway.
U.S. tunes up for KC with 1-1 tie to Russia
August 16, 2000
Two days after blowing out Russia before an electric crowd a few miles away, the U.S. women’s Olympic soccer team settled for a 1-1 tie with the Russians in a subdued, closed-door match Tuesday night.
Murphy key for KU
Jayhawks endure first day of full-pad drills Tuesday
August 16, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Murphy, a 6-foot-4, 252-pound senior from Galveston, Texas, by way of Garden City Community College, agreed with his coach’s description of him as a Swiss Army Knife kind of defender.
People, Faces & Things
August 16, 2000
You can’t transplant charisma
August 16, 2000
By Sandy Grady Washington columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News Nobody remembers who played centerfield for the Giants after Willie Mays. Or who took over first base for the Yankees after Lou Gehrig. Or became heavyweight champion after Rocky Marciano.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago today
August 16, 2000
Swan Song
August 16, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Is Bill Clinton running for something? His speech at the Democratic National Convention was a less-than-gracious attempt to pass the baton to Vice President Al Gore.
All eyes on Lieberman
Democratic Convention to feature frequent critic of TV
August 16, 2000
Coverage of the Democratic Convention resumes on CNN and MSNBC at 3 p.m., PBS picks up at 7 p.m., CBS, NBC and ABC begin coverage at 9 p.m. Tonight’s highlight includes a speech by vice presidential candidate Sen. Joseph Lieberman.
World Briefs
August 16, 2000
Heatlh Briefs
August 16, 2000
Sanders isn’t planning on playing again
August 16, 2000
Barry Sanders: ‘I like retirement’
Special occasions call for a special cake
Kitchen & Garden
August 16, 2000
By Gwyn Mellinger Journalism teacher at Baker University If you’re looking for a birthday cake that is different enough to become a party memory but traditional enough to keep the honoree from feeling like a guinea pig, this Mocha Brownie Cake will fit the bill.