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Iron Maiden enters a ‘Brave New World’
August 17, 2000
New CD is Iron Maiden’s best work since ‘Piece of Mind.’ Although Iron Maiden wants to reclaim the title of “heavy metal gods,” don’t expect the swashbuckling Brits to fit into the rock industry’s “flavor of the month” mentality.
Pistols pack a wallop in documentary
August 17, 2000
Film profiles legendary punk rock group. Ah, the Sex Pistols. For one brief moment, it was the best band in the world. Unfortunately, things fell apart, as the group spiraled into fame, destruction and death. Much of this is captured in Julien Temple’s recent documentary, “The Filth and The Fury.”
Arts notes
August 17, 2000
Art contest centered on wheat Mennonite items on display
McCain discloses skin cancer
Former presidential candidate diagnosed with recurrence of melanoma
August 17, 2000
Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a second bout of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, and expects to undergo surgery, aides said Wednesday. He immediately curtailed his campaigning for Republicans.
Gore’s VP pick rebukes GOP
Lieberman warns Republicans will ‘squander prosperity’
August 17, 2000
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew with a reputation for moral rectitude, crashed through a historic barrier Wednesday night as he accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president and began to tell Americans who he is and to cast the differences between Republicans and Democrats in sharp relief.
Submariners speculate sailors met dark, icy end
August 17, 2000
It’s as dark as the inside of a blindfold. Your breathing slips into shallow panting as precious oxygen ebbs. It’s so cold that the sweat and tears of your terrified shipmates turns to slick frost on bare metal.
People, Faces, and Things
August 17, 2000
Crossing Over’ draws spirited fans
Psychic TV show host John Edward claims connection with ‘other side’ in cable program
August 17, 2000
David Letterman has joked that the Ed Sullivan Theater’s namesake ghost occasionally floats in during “Late Show” tapings. Just a few Manhattan blocks away, however, John Edward is dead serious about the spirits who drop by his TV studio on a daily basis.
Nicklaus plays on
Golf legend to compete in major despite mother’s death
August 17, 2000
Jack Nicklaus was on the fourth hole when he got the grim news. He had been expecting it since Monday, when his mother told him she was ready to die after a lengthy illness.
Daily Ticker
August 17, 2000
Business Briefcase
August 17, 2000
Will voters ‘get’ Hillary?
August 17, 2000
By Ellen Goodman Columnist for The Boston Globe Surely, this was the right moment for transition. The torch was passed on the first night, not just from Bill to Al but from Hillary the political wife to Hillary the political candidate.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago today
August 17, 2000
Autumn in N.Y.’ takes a fall
August 17, 2000
The title “Autumn in New York” has an inherently musical quality, lulling like a lullaby. The movie itself will put you to sleep.
Short Stuff
August 17, 2000
To be or not to be? Picture perfect work Teen-agers old at heart Look, Ma, no hands Consoling thoughts Scoot along now
Back to school, down to business
Youth United Way helps more than 175 students
August 17, 2000
By Jim Baker Getting ready to go back to school in the fall can be expensive, as any student or parent knows. Aside from all the fun stuff you usually get to buy like new clothes students have to load up on school supplies, too.
Broken engagement leaves single man looking for love
August 17, 2000
Horoscopes
August 17, 2000
Best Sellers-movies and video
August 17, 2000
What are you reading?
August 17, 2000
Fur Fighters’ will keep players amused
August 17, 2000
Picture the cuddly teddy bear of your childhood. Now picture it packing.
City Briefs
August 17, 2000
NFL Camp Roundup
August 17, 2000
Jayhawks trying to keep their cool
Heat effecting KU football practices
August 17, 2000
By Chuck Woodling How hot is it? So hot that Kansas University football coach Terry Allen has been forced to change his practice plans. Scheduled for two sessions in full pads on Wednesday, the Jayhawks instead practiced in full pads in the morning and shoulder pads and shorts in the afternoon.
Sharing the airwaves
Pentagon communication frequencies sought for cellular phones
August 17, 2000
The Pentagon, which must fight foreign adversaries, faces a major battle with White House officials, who are urging the agency to relinquish frequencies reserved for military use to the fast-growing wireless phone industry.
Visitor finds convention scene hard to navigate
August 17, 2000
By Dave Berry Humor columnist for The Miami Herlad I’m in a taxi, somewhere in Los Angeles. Or it could be Oklahoma. We just passed, I swear, some oil rigs.
No place like home
August 17, 2000
Journal-World Editorial More people are reconsidering their desire for foreign travel. Little wonder that people who in the past have been interested in travel to foreign lands are rethinking the idea. There are so many new hazards in other nations that such a change of heart is understandable.
Ali-Frazier film recalls divided nation
Prizefighters were metaphor for political and social strife
August 17, 2000
Sometimes a sporting event becomes a symbol of its times. That is the lesson of the hour-long documentary, “Ali-Frazier I: One Nation Divisible” (9 p.m., HBO). The film recalls the 1971 match between the two undefeated boxers Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier as a metaphor for the political and social strife of the Vietnam era.
Site offers look at what didn’t work
August 17, 2000
Failure focuses on the people who have taken risks
Calendar
August 17, 2000
Regents look to define priorities
Board wants to make it easier for students to transfer among state schools
August 17, 2000
By Erwin Seba A Kansas University junior caught in an academic Catch-22 still describes herself as a “big fan of the Board of Regents.”
AL Roundup
August 17, 2000
JayHawk Updates
August 17, 2000
National ACT scores remain steady
College-entrance student exam results peak after years of gains
August 17, 2000
Average ACT scores remained steady for a fourth year in a row, suggesting student performance on the college-entrance exam may have hit a plateau after improving steadily during most of the 1990s.
Meadows mows down Twins
Royals 9, Twins 3
August 17, 2000
McCarty, who began his major league career with the Twins, broke a 13 at-bat hitless streak by going 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals snapped a seven-game losing streak at the Metrodome with a 9-3 win over Minnesota Wednesday night.
ABA team eyes ex-Jayhawks
August 17, 2000
By Gary Bedore The Kansas City Knights selected just one former Kansas University player Darrin Hancock in Tuesday’s 12-round ABA Draft.
Is politics working for you?
August 17, 2000
By Jim Shea The Hartford Courant Presidential Politics 101: Ever notice how their major issues are hardly ever our major issues, or how in those rare instances when they are, their solutions are hardly ever our solutions?
Economy eclipses social issues
August 17, 2000
By George Will Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group Not a scintilla of modesty mars the purity of President Clinton’s self-celebration during his interminable strut off the national stage, as in Monday night’s convention speech, and others.
Nation Briefs
August 17, 2000
Helton humble in quest for .400
Former Tennessee quarterback has highest average this late in season since Brett in September 1980
August 17, 2000
Todd Helton might not think so, yet he could be the right hitter in the perfect era in the ideal stadium to become the first player in 59 years to hit .400.
Torres can’t be intimidated at Trials
Van Dyken places second in 50 free after spitting in champ’s lane
August 17, 2000
Dara Torres ignored Amy Van Dyken’s pre-race ploy and finally claimed a victory at the U.S. Olympic trials, beating the defending gold medalist in the 50-meter freestyle Wednesday night.
World Company buys Chieftain-Sentinel Publishing
August 17, 2000
Chieftain-Sentinel Publications of Bonner Springs is being purchased by The World Company, owner of the Lawrence Journal-World. The sale includes the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chieftain newspaper, the Basehor Sentinel and the Tri-County Chieftain, a shopper. The deal is effective Oct. 1. Terms were not disclosed.
Verizon proposal draws opposition
Wireless communications firm seeks to expand in Lawrence
August 17, 2000
By Mark Fagan Verizon Wireless is looking to pump up to $3 million into its cellular system in western Lawrence, a move that already is facing opposition from nearby residents. The company wants to build two new telecommunications towers near Clinton Lake to fill gaps in service, improve its reliability and prepare for more customers and expanded technologies.
Mideast peace talks heating up
U.S. negotiator to gauge interest in possible summit
August 17, 2000
Israel and the Palestinians resumed high-level peace talks Wednesday, three weeks after the collapse of negotiations at Camp David, saying much remains to be done before their leaders can convene another Mideast summit.
Best Sellers-Audio
August 17, 2000
Bodice-rippers with a twist
August 17, 2000
By Jan Biles Monica King says her books should be read while nibbling on a Snickers and sipping hot chocolate. Her romance novels are comfort reads.
Being genuine
August 17, 2000
Donal Logue stars in ‘The Tao of Steve.’ Single men, listen up.
Baker facelift continues
Addition to student union is latest in line of projects
August 17, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Baker University wants to turn its library into a state-of-the-art learning center and add places for students to gather and grab a late-night snack.
Movies
August 17, 2000
CD reviews
August 17, 2000
Roll call is delegate’s highlight
August 17, 2000
By Tom Meagher Wednesday’s activities at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles contained another exciting moment for one Lawrence delegate.
Gore ready for the speech of his life
Vice president says he’ll outline specific plans
August 17, 2000
Al Gore is still mindful of his father’s advice 32 years ago.
Report urges more science education cooperation
August 17, 2000
High school science teachers returning to the college lab. College professors getting tips on training math teachers from the teachers themselves.
Nation beset by weird weather woes
August 17, 2000
Forget revenue sharing. What America needs this summer is weather sharing.
County Briefs
August 17, 2000
Staff shedding from LMH unit’s staff
Uncertainty of Mental Health Unit’s future sends employees packing
August 17, 2000
By Mike Belt The uncertain future of Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Mental Health Unit is having an effect on the unit’s staff.
CVB director tapped for humanities council
Judy Billings elected to three-year term
August 17, 2000
Judy Billings, director of the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of the Kansas Humanities Council.
College savings program drawing support across Kansas
Fund manager’s marketing, flattering magazine ranking help state open 1,500 accounts in new program’s first six weeks
August 17, 2000
By Erwin Seba The state’s new higher education savings program has 1,500 accounts and is worth $4 million after only six weeks of operation, State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger said Wednesday.
Police Blotter
August 17, 2000
Area Briefs
August 17, 2000
Parents cross about light change
New position of school sign has some people raising safety concerns
August 17, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood If Riverside School parents didn’t have enough to worry about with school starting Friday, they can wonder if their children are as safe as they were last year.
Child care families left in lurch
Day-care provider bails out as start of school looms
August 17, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Dozens of Lawrence families were left in a child-care quandary by a Colorado company’s decision to terminate after-school programs at seven elementary schools.
Friends and Neighbors
August 17, 2000
L.A. traffic ties up Moore
Congressman misses breakfast honoring him
August 17, 2000
Los Angeles traffic shows no respect. Just consider its latest victim, U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore. Wednesday was supposed to be a special day for Moore, D-Kan., and his wife, Stephanie, both of whom were celebrating birthdays. Kansas delegates were looking forward to honoring their state’s only Democratic congressman at a breakfast meeting in their beachfront hotel.
Party banishment ends with arrest
Unwelcome reveler returns to scene toting weapons, authorities say
August 17, 2000
By Joel Mathis Police say a Lawrence man, angry at being tossed from a party, returned with a rifle and a shotgun early Wednesday and held the revelers hostage.
Moceanu injures right knee during training for Olympic Trials
August 17, 2000
Dominique Moceanu’s streak of bad luck just keeps going. With the Olympic trials this week, Moceanu hurt her right knee the same one she had surgery on last year during training Tuesday.
Philly grandma gets shot at mob drama ‘The Sopranos’
August 17, 2000
Marie Donato beat out 28,000 would-be actors vying to appear in “The Sopranos,” and she doesn’t even have any acting experience.
Phone saves crash survivor
August 17, 2000
A plane crashed on a riverbank in a remote area, and a survivor was able to summon rescuers by calling 911 on his cell phone and telling an emergency dispatcher that he could hear flowing water nearby. Two men were killed and two others injured in the crash late Monday of a private jet that was hit by lightning during a flight from Brainerd, Minn., to Flint.
LSU named No. 1 in U.S. for parties
August 17, 2000
It’s a list Louisiana State University officials were desperately trying to avoid, but instead, they came out on top LSU has been named the No. 1 party college in America.
Sideline
August 17, 2000
State Briefs
August 17, 2000
Business owner defrauds investors of thousands
August 17, 2000
A southwest Missouri man has been ordered to repay $72,000 he took from investors to supposedly develop and market theft-detection software.
Three deputies accused of sex with jail inmates
Sedgwick County probe leads to arrests
August 17, 2000
Two Sedgwick County jail deputies and a former jail deputy were charged Tuesday with having sexual relations with female inmates, sheriff’s officials said. A fourth jail deputy was charged with smuggling contraband into the jail.
Victim’s daughter, 15, to be reunited with biological father in tentative deal
August 17, 2000
A prosecutor has arranged a tentative plan to reunite the 15-year-old daughter of a presumed murder victim with the man believed to be her biological father.
District keeps evolution in high school science
School board votes 5-2 to continue teaching about evolution
August 17, 2000
Students in the Pratt school district will learn about evolution the same way they have in the past using the district’s old science curriculum.
Dali print sold to benefit art center
August 17, 2000
The online sale of an original Salvador Dali print means $1,375 for an arts facility. The numbered print, donated by artist Shirley Schmidt Taggart, was sold to an anonymous Hutchinson man Sunday on eBay, an Internet auction site.
Airport lands passenger flights
August 17, 2000
Two years after its dedication, the $313 million MidAmerica Airport finally had its first passenger flight Wednesday. Pan American Airways Flight 251 took off at 7 a.m. for Gary-Chicago Airport in Indiana.
Sara Lee selling food service business
August 17, 2000
Sara Lee Corp. shed its food-service business faster than anticipated, agreeing to sell the operation Wednesday to a Dutch supermarket giant for $1.57 billion in cash, rather than move forward with an initial public offering.
Inflation remains tame
Construction, consumer reports point to slowing economy
August 17, 2000
Inflation at the consumer level inched up a tame 0.2 percent last month as gasoline prices eased after soaring in June, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. The evidence of reined-in inflation from the Consumer Price Index, and a second government report showing housing construction plunging in July, could help persuade Federal Reserve policy-makers meeting Tuesday to leave interest rates unchanged.
World Briefs
August 17, 2000
Britain to allow embryo cloning
Medical research potential trumps ethics
August 17, 2000
The government said Wednesday that it would introduce legislation to amend a ban on human cloning to allow scientific research on embryo cells, raising the possibility Britain could be the first country to specifically authorize cloning from humans.
Firestone recall prompts tire shortage
August 17, 2000
Owners of the 15-inch Firestone tires under recall may have to wait several weeks for replacements be-cause the recall apparently created a nationwide shortage.
Phonics support
August 17, 2000
Adoption provider vies for smooth transition
Lutheran Social Services’ canceled contract won’t harm children, officials say
August 17, 2000
Canceling Lutheran Social Services’ contract to provide adoption services doesn’t mean children in its care will be harmed as officials try to figure what to do next, a state contractor says.
Survival guide covers the worst of the worst
August 17, 2000
This “how-to” comes from a cool new book called “The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook” (Chronicle Books; $14.95). The authors, Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, provide information on all sorts of things you might have wondered about but you never knew how to do such as how to escape from killer bees and how to land an airplane when the pilot is knocked out.
Concert to pay tribute to Dick Wright
August 17, 2000
The late Dick Wright will be remembered in October with a four-hour jazz concert that will showcase some of the nation’s top players and singers.
Reeves takes break from ‘Matrix’
August 17, 2000
The eyelids are heavy, the beard is a patchy six-day growth, and the hair stands on end, even though Keanu Reeves keeps periodically pushing it back with his hand.
Pantera faithfully touring world
August 17, 2000
Heavy metal band’s drummer describes life on the road. Pantera meets its music head-on. “We’re not a radio band, and we’ve never been an MTV band,” said drummer Vinnie Paul. “The way we deliver our music to our fans is to play.”
Politics, oppression
August 17, 2000
Faxed plea frees captives
August 17, 2000
Confined to an office by an armed robber who disabled the telephones, five restaurant employees sent a silent plea for help by fax.