Archive for Monday, August 21, 2000

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Irvin Jacob Stoneback
August 21, 2000
Most workers accept deal with Verizon
August 21, 2000
Verizon Communications and unions representing 50,000 workers reached a tentative agreement Sunday on a new three-year-contract as a two-week strike affecting 25 million phone users in the East neared an end.
VFW mobilizes to reverse decline in political influence
August 21, 2000
Wallace wins heated race
August 21, 2000
If the squeaky clean NASCAR circuit needed a little feud to spice things up, it has one. Rusty Wallace’s third win of the season was almost upstaged Sunday by another altercation between Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.
Lions add golfer
August 21, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Thank goodness for freshman Anne Ross. Ross joined Lawrence High’s girls golf team late last week, boosting the Lions’ roster to four. A foursome is the minimum for team scoring at high school tournaments.
KBI’s opens new crime laboratory
August 21, 2000
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has opened a new forensic laboratory at Kansas City, Kansas, Community College — the third satellite lab in the state.
Train crash causes fiery explosion
18 killed by blasts from runaway cars
August 21, 2000
Nine runaway train wagons, some carrying liquefied gas, crashed at a station south of Nairobi, causing an explosion that killed 18 people, injured dozens and destroyed nearby houses, witnesses and officials said Sunday.
Road work ahead
August 21, 2000
Following is a list of construction projects that will affect traffic this week in the Lawrence area:
Businesses say regulators let utility overcharge
August 21, 2000
Some of the state’s largest businesses have charged that regulators have allowed Western Resources to earn record profits at the expense of electric consumers.
Tropical Storm Debby develops
August 21, 2000
Tropical Storm Debby formed Sunday in the western Atlantic, gathering strength gradually as it moved toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Restoration project strapped for cash
August 21, 2000
By Joy Ludwig The new rose-colored plaster walls cast a warm glow in the kitchen. But a pall hangs over other parts of renovation of a historic Lawrence home being restored by Kenton Knowles, who moved the house last October to 10 acres of land about a half-mile west of Vinland.
New law for jails criticized
Legislators, court officials debate innmates’ early release
August 21, 2000
The day James Edward Stokes was released from prison, he got drunk, picked a fight, was thrown out of a grocery store and threatened to kill his ex-wife. By the end of the day, July 28, Stokes had three run-ins with Hays police officers and was behind bars again.
No survivors found on Kursk
Rescuers continue search for answers
August 21, 2000
Norwegian divers today forced open the escape hatch on a Russian nuclear submarine that sank nine days ago, but found no sign that any of the 118 crewmen were alive, a navy spokesman said.
New poll shows Gore tied with Bush
August 21, 2000
Al Gore and George W. Bush were tied in a poll of likely voters Sunday as aides for both candidates heated up the dialogue on the air waves over presidential debates.
Reluctant Tracy Chapman still struggles with limelight
August 21, 2000
It could be cosmic intervention — or maybe just a bad connection. But whatever’s causing Tracy Chapman’s cell phone to go dead four times during a 30-minute interview, the breakdowns are perfectly fitting for singer with a rep as the Greta Garbo of folk music.
Knee injury forces Miller to withdraw from trials
August 21, 2000
Two-time Olympian Shannon Miller pulled out of the Olympic gymnastic trials Sunday after twisting her left knee on her opening vault.
Commentator Millen works as official for quarter
August 21, 2000
It was like old times for Matt Millen focusing intently on the line of scrimmage, dodging blockers, hopping around right in the thick of things on an NFL field. He was even wearing a uniform with “55” on it.
NFL briefs
August 21, 2000
McNair back at practice, says soreness gone Lewis among 12 waived by Giants
Buccaneers bump Patriots
August 21, 2000
The dress rehearsal was sloppy, filled with fumbles, penalties and missed assignments.
Briefly
August 21, 2000
McGwire may be used as pinch hitter Erstad to miss 2-3 days with sore left rib cage
Story questioned
August 21, 2000
Not ‘bad guys’
August 21, 2000
Old Home Town, 25 and 100 years ago
August 21, 2000
Sideline
August 21, 2000
Gustafson grabs British Open Hingis wins du Maurier
U.S. tallies goal, but settles for tie
August 21, 2000
Kristine Lilly ended her 19-game scoring drought in the 1-1 tie against Canada in KC. The moment belonged to her, but the player she beat turned out to be the hero of the game.
Around the web
August 21, 2000
www.candystand.com www.fixitcenter.com www.sherlockian.net www.workofwomen.org
Old school takes wireless route
Technology helps strapped urban, rural schools move ahead
August 21, 2000
Like something out of a space-age cartoon, the students — using laptops they can tuck under their arms with their schoolbooks — will be able to surf the Web while changing classes, send lecture notes from one computer to another and beam data from field science experiments through the school’s brick walls.
Klingon Academy weeds out wimps
Compubug
August 21, 2000
Are you brisk, brusque and brash enough to become a “Star Trek” Klingon? If you’re a New Yorker, the answer is probably “yes.” Those who live elsewhere can find out with Interplay Entertainment’s “Star Trek: Klingon Academy,” which requires a high-end PC and a good chunk of your time.
Money funds, CDs common investments
August 21, 2000
Here are definitions of common cash investments:
November election should shake up politics
August 21, 2000
From any angle, this is a big election. From the White House to the state houses, from Congress to the Supreme Court, the votes cast on Nov. 7 could shake up American politics more than anything in decades.
Toll rises to 10 in pipeline explosion
Only two people survived the inferno that swept a campsite
August 21, 2000
On one side of the Pecos River are three charred pickup trucks, among the few remnants remaining of a weekend camping trip that ended in tragedy. Beyond the other bank are clusters of blackened trees.
Bert Nash, KU to provide unique program
August 21, 2000
By Mike Belt A “cutting-edge” program that tends to raise eyebrows among the establishment in the mental health field will soon be tried in Lawrence. The program, called Consumers as Providers, will allow clients who have received help at the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center help others going through similar experiences.
No’ to SLT
August 21, 2000
Protesters yelling but not making their point
August 21, 2000
By Leonard Pitts The Miami Herald Now, I consider myself a reasonably well-informed guy. Read the newspaper every day. Watch CNN. Subscribe to the major newsmagazines. Yet I still don’t understand what it is that has all these good people exercised.
Queen Latifah courts success
The rapper and actress has found her groove on the talk-show circuit
August 21, 2000
Fans of Howard Stern like to call him “King of All Media” because of his success in radio, television and feature films. But the king has some competition in a queen — Queen Latifah.
Alcohol tax money spending on tap
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights
August 21, 2000
City commissioners will be presented with recommendations from the Alcohol Tax Advisory Board on how the city’s alcohol tax money should be spent next year. The board recommends spending $469,000, with 60 percent for prevention of alcohol abuse, 20 percent spent on treatment, 10 percent on intervention and 10 percent on coordination. A total of 13 organizations are recommended to get money next year.
Faye R. Frederick
August 21, 2000
Service for smaller Kansas airports still up in the air
August 21, 2000
Officials of small airlines told the head of the Federal Aviation Administration they want the same thing she wants — air service for smaller cities, keeping pressure off major hubs.
None of their business
Consumer privacy a priority for Dennis Moore, Democrats
August 21, 2000
Imagine: You have just been diagnosed with diabetes and are trying grasp what it means to you and your family. You think the news is private, but soon medical companies are writing to tell you how their treatment services can help.
Murder charges deepen mystery for Wichita families
August 21, 2000
Shocked by the killing of Dana Anderson and the mysterious discovery of her ailing boyfriend on a Seattle beach, the couple’s families are now baffled by the murder charge against the man.
McCain eager to resume campaigning
The Arizona senator is showing early signs of a speedy recovery
August 21, 2000
If John McCain could have his way, he’d blaze through his recovery from skin cancer surgery and return to campaigning for the Republican Party as soon as possible.
People, Faces & Things
August 21, 2000
May: ‘I went head-to-head with him’
August 21, 2000
Before Sunday, Bob May had played in one final pairing on the PGA Tour, the immortal FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.
Record-setter still cruising
Driver heads down U.S> 40 on his way to Seattle
August 21, 2000
By Tom Meagher Two and a half months ago, Champaign, Ill.-native Gary Hatter left Portland, Maine, to fulfill his dream of driving across the country. Rather than taking a Winnebago or the family station wagon, however, he is riding his Kubota BX-2200 lawn mower.
Day-care director reflects on 20 years of work
August 21, 2000
By Erwin Seba From being considered a glorified baby sitter to being recognized as a professional surrogate parent, Shelly Platz has seen her work change in 20 years, but the payoff has remained the same.
Rockies rip Marlins
Helton hikes average to .398
August 21, 2000
Tiger’s trifecta
August 21, 2000
Woods needed a three-hole playoff to win his third straight major. Tiger Woods’ other four major championships were historic. This one was epic.
Weighing your options: Investors turn to cold cash
CDs, money market accounts pay off during volatile markets
August 21, 2000
Greg Chesley has always been a firm believer in cash investments, a strategy that didn’t pay off very well during the booming stock market of the 1990s. But with the market treading water over the last year and interest rates hitting recent highs, Chesley, a 31-year-old budget operations analyst at a physicians’ practice management group in Dallas, is looking a lot smarter.
Business bits
August 21, 2000
Job seekers are less likely today to relocate to find employment than they were a year ago, according to a quarterly survey of 3,000 discharged executives. Nearly 70 percent of workers who have disabilities say their employers have never discriminated against them because of their physical condition, according to a new survey.
On the money
August 21, 2000
The World Wide Web contains a bevy of places to find information on investing in no-load mutual funds. Some sites, such as those run by brokerage firms, allow individuals to access no-load accounts directly through the Web.
News Briefs
August 21, 2000
Jerusalem: Palestinian Cabinet vows no compromise on capital. Turkey: Nine injured in panic after moderate quake. California: Cigarette makers balk at fire-safety bill.
Pressure mounting in tire controversy
Ford report recommended underinflated tires to prevent rollovers
August 21, 2000
Ford Motor Co. recommended inflating Firestone tires on Explorers to less than maximum levels to reduce the risk of rollovers during sudden turns, according to an internal company document.
City Police Blotter
August 21, 2000
Co-worker should keep her distance from married man
August 21, 2000
Horoscopes
August 21, 2000
Faultess ID
A company adapts biometrics to create a technology for personal identification
August 21, 2000
Six years ago, two guys from the South Sound, Wash., area decided the world needed a better way to keep handguns away from children. One of them, John A. Stiver, had done some computer consulting work, and part of his payment was a handgun. His wife challenged him to find a good way to keep the pistol from their children.
NHRA results
August 21, 2000
Results Sunday from the NHRA Colonel’s Truck Accessories Nationals at Colonel’s Brainerd International Raceway
John W. Rogers
August 21, 2000
Phlegar to lead Firebirds
August 21, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State’s two-time state qualifier team’s top returner. Free State High senior golfer Lauren Phlegar might be out of sight, but she certainly isn’t out of mind.
Pope issues call for priests
Shortage could imperil church’s mission in the West
August 21, 2000
Pope John Paul II on Sunday brought home the anti-materialist message he’s taken around the world, urging a mostly Western crowd to resist the pursuit of prosperity that is increasingly drawing young Catholics from religious vocations.
Local brief
August 21, 2000
Portland prep player to visit UA’s Late Night
Kansans, Africans collaborate on museum exhibit
August 21, 2000
Curators from museums on two continents where two different languages are spoken are now working together to plan a joint exhibition on masks and music.
Olympic briefs
August 21, 2000
Baggage system breaks down again. Volleyball venue unveiled in Sydney.
Comets advance again to WNBA finals
August 21, 2000
New York ties playoff series with Rockers with 51-45 victory.
Congress seems to worship rich by favoring ‘death tax’ removal
Staying ahead
August 21, 2000
By Jane Bryant Quinn I’m trying really hard to feel sorry for the rich. When they die, their estates have to pay a “death” tax, which means less for their heirs. Poor children. All that heavy lifting in the stock market by mom and dad, and the children don’t get to keep it all. Where’s the justice?
Paying the price
It’s not hard to understand why some agencies are hesitant to continue working with the state’s adoption contractor.
August 21, 2000
Journal-World Editorial If you had been paid 74 percent of what you were owed for providing services last year, would you be eager to continue your participation in the state’s privatized adoption and foster care system?
Moon’s job as backup could be safe following loss
August 21, 2000
Warren Moon must be looking younger and younger to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Area Briefs
August 21, 2000
Baker University: Wetlands to be drained to facilitate road project. Bike tour: Lawrence residents training for MS150. Medical matters: LMH to offer workshops on massage for infants.
Internet users’ privacy concerns not always acted upon
August 21, 2000
An overwhelming majority of Americans on the Internet worry about businesses and strangers getting personal data about them, yet few take basic precautions while they surf, according to a study released Sunday.
Smoky bear cub rescued from wildfires
The orphaned animal will get plenty of rehabilitation before returning to the wild
August 21, 2000
Like the original Smokey Bear, a small cub has emerged burned but alive from the wildfires that have charred forest and rangeland across Montana.
Drought-stricken trees dying in Southeast
August 21, 2000
Critical drought conditions in the Southeast are killing trees, leaving them so brittle their limbs snap or so frail they become easy prey for fungi and insects.
Historians: Civil War started in Kansas
Free-staters fought here before 1861
August 21, 2000
By Tom Meagher Local historians made a case Sunday afternoon that, if accepted by academics nationwide, would make Douglas County the birthplace of the Civil War, not Fort Sumter. Speaking to an audience of more than 50 in the basement of the Watkins Community Museum, 1041 Mass., Lawrence and Lecompton’s leading historians described the political and social atmosphere of “Bleeding Kansas” in the 1850s.
KU group to offer student job fair
August 21, 2000
Student Employment Services at Kansas University will sponsor a Student Employment Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the fourth floor lobby of the Kansas Union.
Cooper named top coach
August 21, 2000
Michael Cooper, whose emphasis on defense transformed the Los Angeles Sparks into a threat for the WNBA championship, was named the league’s coach of the year Sunday.
Gore hasn’t reinvented himself
August 21, 2000
By Cal Thomas Los Angeles Times Syndicate Vice President Al Gore confronted the ghost of Richard Nixon Thursday night. Remember when Nixon repeatedly tried to transform himself into a “new Nixon”? He failed because the public couldn’t forget (and the media wouldn’t allow them forget) the old Nixon, which was, in fact, the real Nixon.
Democrats struggle for identity
August 21, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Nancy Pelosi and Ellen Tauscher are colleagues in the California congressional delegation, fellow-Democrats from districts that almost border each other on opposite sides of San Francisco Bay.
Baltimore snaps Kansas City streak
Orioles 2, Royals 1
August 21, 2000
The Baltimore Orioles struggled for a third straight game against a Kansas City starting pitcher, scoring only one run in seven innings against Jeff Suppan.
A mouse is in the house and it’s OK
August 21, 2000
Children get to interact with the computer mouse (both of them) in this wholesomely artificial program, which targets the most fundamental of educational tasks for children ranging in age from thumb-sucking lap sitters up to 3-year-olds.
A&E, TLC explore musical masters
Rock do-gooders lauded in ‘Stand and Be Counted’
August 21, 2000
Part travelogue, part musical biography, “City Confidential: Greenwood, Mississippi” (8 p.m., A&E, TV-PG) explores the murky legends surrounding the brief career and mysterious death of blues legend Robert Johnson.
Texas pitcher within one out of perfection
August 21, 2000
Haggard tosses one-hit shutout while fanning 12 in Bellaire’s 3-0 win at Little League World Series.
Tiger saves best show for last major
August 21, 2000
Sunday’s overtime PGA finish eclipses Nicklaus vs. Watson at Turnberry in 1977
Rebels renege on hostage release
Only three of 27 captives held in the Philippines freed, despite pledge to let all go
August 21, 2000
Three Malaysian resort workers held for four months by Philippine Muslim rebels headed home Sunday, and Libya said it will keep working with European countries to win the release of the 24 other people in captivity on the same island.
San Francisco airport officials hope to avoid opening-day turbulence
August 21, 2000
There were plenty of challenges building a $1.25 billion terminal around an existing airport, and less than three miles from the San Andreas Fault.
Jayhawks’ backups savor roles
Scott, Cook learning while behind starters.
August 21, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Scott, Cook learning while behind starters. Think it’s rough toiling in the shadow of Moran Norris?
McCartney produces arty CD
August 21, 2000
Paul McCartney has reunited the Beatles on record — but it may not sound much like classic Fab Four. McCartney has taken snippets of Beatles chat and guitar work from outtakes of 1960s recording sessions and woven them into tracks on a new CD called “Liverpool Sound Collage.”