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Daily Ticker
August 23, 2000
Daily Ticker
August 23, 2000
Gladys Pike
August 23, 2000
Shogrin services
August 23, 2000
Louisville Slugger wants missing contracts back
August 23, 2000
Decades ago, great hitters like Rogers Hornsby, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron and Mickey Mantle had barely made their marks on baseball when they signed contracts to have their bats made by Hillerich & Bradsby.
Alcohol tax fund spending approved
August 23, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood The Alcohol Tax Advisory Board recommended that 13 organizations split $337,225 and that $132,016 be dedicated to the police officers stationed in Lawrence schools through the school resource officer program.
City Police Blotter
August 23, 2000
Region
August 23, 2000
People, Faces & Things
August 23, 2000
Women’s health ranked by state
August 23, 2000
A new report on women’s health says America’s policy-makers are letting women down with “inadequate, ineffective and inconsistent health care policies.”
Low altitude flights saving airlines time in crowded skies
August 23, 2000
In a travel season rife with late arrivals and canceled flights, several airlines have begun flying at lower altitudes, sacrificing fuel efficiency to get there on time.
St. Joseph says hog plant unwelcome
Opponents of pork company cheer as city council votes no
August 23, 2000
Seaboard Farms Inc. has been given notice by the city that a hog-slaughtering or pork-processing plant is not welcome in the city or the region. The St. Joseph City Council voted 8-1 Monday on a non-binding resolution rejecting such a plant.
Boston hospital pulls off rare quadruple transplant
August 23, 2000
An accident that claimed the life of one person last week gave new hope to four others when a hospital performed four transplant operations using organs from a single donor.
Instant justice: Star lawyers tackle small claims on TV
August 23, 2000
Shakespeare’s suggestion that we kill all the lawyers is as popular today as it was when he penned the idea in the 17th century. Hey, even the lawyers admit that. But some of the nation’s most celebrated lawyers can’t wait to prove everybody wrong.
Suddenly tops, KANU enjoys ranking
KU’s station becomes only classical music FM station in KC area
August 23, 2000
By Erwin Seba Kansas City-area classical music lovers now have only one place on the FM dial to find the sounds they like: Kansas University’s KANU, 91.5. The campus station, with 100,000 watts of power, achieved the singular status when Entercom Communications Corp. earlier this month switched the format of KXTR-FM, 96.5.
Nader gets onto ballot in Kansas
Douglas County provides more signatures than any other county in state
August 23, 2000
By Mike Belt Thanks in large part to Douglas County, Kansas voters will have an extra choice when they cast their ballots for president this November. The Kansas Secretary of State’s Office confirmed Tuesday that 5,000 signatures of registered voters were obtained on petitions circulated this summer for Ralph Nader.
Upscale development pulled from agenda
August 23, 2000
By Joy Ludwig To the relief of neighbors, an upscale residential development planned for a 170-acre farm southwest of Eudora has been pulled from tonight’s agenda at the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Unhappy harvest
Farmers begin salvaging weathered corn
August 23, 2000
By Tom Meagher Douglas County farmers have started to bring in what’s left of a mostly dismal corn crop. Combines began rolling this week in western and southern Douglas County as farmers tried to salvage what was left of a crop shriveled by a hot, dry summer.
Stevenson pleads innocent
August 23, 2000
Utah Jazz rookie DeShawn Stevenson pleaded innocent Monday to a charge of fighting on the night of the NBA draft.
NFL Briefs
August 23, 2000
Fire damages south Lawrence home
August 23, 2000
By Tom Meagher A fire Tuesday charred the side of a South Lawrence home, displacing the residents and damaging the attic space of the building. Fire Battalion Chief Bill Stark said that a cigarette caused the fire that burned the exterior walls and roof at 2214 Breckenridge Drive.
Nike sued over Woods controversy
Golfer doesn’t use ball he endorses
August 23, 2000
Tiger Woods endorses “Nike Tour Accuracy” golf balls in TV and magazine ads, but he really plays with custom-made balls unavailable to everyday duffers, Nike acknowledged Tuesday after being sued in federal court.
Local Briefs
August 23, 2000
Standoff ends when suspect falls asleep
Sixteen-hour ordeal ends without incident
August 23, 2000
A 16-hour standoff between Newton Police and a resident ended when the man went to sleep and officers burst into his home.
Bioterrorism hazards calculated
August 23, 2000
Advances in technology make the United States more vulnerable to bioterrorism than to nuclear attack, a leading expert in defending against biological weapons said Tuesday.
Weapons inspectors ready for Iraq return
International support for U.N. slipping
August 23, 2000
With a new team of U.N. inspectors just finishing its training, Iraq stands defiant, confident that international support for an attempt to restart the search for any chemical, biological or nuclear weapons program is eroding.
Officers investigate Parsons arson
August 23, 2000
Authorities in southeast Kansas are investigating a series of fires in Parsons that set off storm sirens and destroyed a home and two garages within a couple of hours.
Bin Laden network broken
August 23, 2000
The arrest of 23 alleged Islamic militants has raised suspicions in Israel about possible terrorist actions by operatives of Osama bin Laden, the Saudi millionaire and chief suspect in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. em-bassies in East Africa.
Mexico, Canada talk trade
August 23, 2000
Prime Minister Jean Chretien said Tuesday that Canada wants stronger relations with Mexico, but he rejected Mexican president-elect Vicente Fox’s vision to create a European Union-style alliance in North America.
Putin berated by grieving families
Russian leader tries to console angry crowd of submariners’ relatives
August 23, 2000
Grieving relatives of the 118 seamen who died aboard the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk poured out their rage and pain in a heated meeting Tuesday night with President Vladimir Putin at a closed military base near the site of the tragedy.
Wild horse adoption abuse alleged
August 23, 2000
RAn animal rights group says wild horses adopted under a federal program are still being taken to slaughterhouses despite a 1997 settlement requiring tougher oversight.
Clinton probe paid thousands for private investigators
August 23, 2000
Independent Counsel Robert Ray has paid contractors nearly $742,000 since taking over the investigation of President Clinton eight months ago, including $210,777 for private investigators, according to a report released Tuesday.
Microsoft seeks appeals court ruling
August 23, 2000
Denying it merely seeks to delay a final decision, Microsoft Corp. again asked the Supreme Court to let a federal appeals court next handle the antitrust fight that threatens to break the computer software giant in two.
Plea deal reached in school shooting
August 23, 2000
A man accused of carelessly storing the handgun that a 6-year-old allegedly used to kill a classmate pleaded no contest Tuesday to an involuntary manslaughter charge.
Tires imported to ease shortage
Firestone flying replacement rubber in from Japan to meet recall demand
August 23, 2000
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. said Tuesday that it will fly tires from its Japanese plants to speed the replacement of the 6.5 million Firestones recalled in the United States.
Nuclear scare
August 23, 2000
Quality care
August 23, 2000
Getting in the political spirit
August 23, 2000
For the past 12 years I have made it a point to avoid any public involvement in partisan politics. It has been my belief that as dean of a law school I should remain neutral on issues not involving my school and education in general. Thus, I have disengaged myself from party politics since 1988.
Farmland responds to concerns
August 23, 2000
As many in the community are aware, there was an explosion and fire at the Farmland fertilizer plant on July 14, which followed a smaller event earlier in the month. Experts from across the Farmland system along with outside consulting engineering firms have investigated the incidents and identified the source of the problem.
Parents must exercise their control
August 23, 2000
“Why can’t all of us including the media give parents more control over what their children see on TV, in the movies, on the Internet, and videogames?” So lamented first lady/New York senatorial candidate Hillary Clinton in her Monday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Business Briefcase
August 23, 2000
Hotels: Marriott sells properties. Workplace: Dow to fire employees for offensive e-mail. Internet: Drkoop.com looking up.
KC hearing starts today
August 23, 2000
Arbitrator Shaym Das will hear arguments starting today on a grievance filed by the players’ association over the suspension of Royals outfielder Carlos Beltran.
Kansas employment reaches record high
August 23, 2000
The state’s economy continues to rack up good numbers. The Kansas unemployment rate dropped in July to 3.2 percent, down from 3.4 percent in June and up from 2.7 percent a year ago. The state also set another employment record for the second consecutive month. The new figure 1,429,573 meant that 683 more Kansans had jobs in July than in June.
Sprint seeking to expand its fixed-wireless service
August 23, 2000
Long-distance telephone company Sprint Corp. said Tuesday it filed applications to offer fixed-wireless communications services in 45 markets in the United States in a move to expand its transmission of high-speed Internet and data services. Fixed-wireless services send data, Internet and video services through the air rather than over fiber-optic cables or copper-telephone wires.
Forest Service feeds an army of firefighters
August 23, 2000
Terri Jarrell’s daily shopping round includes ordering in bulk and using moving trucks instead of a shopping cart. Two hundred pounds of coffee will last her “family” two to three days.
Farmland: Blast not operator error
Mechanical failure, design problems blamed in explosion
August 23, 2000
By Mark Fagan Dick Lind, plant manager, said Tuesday that a combination of mechanical failure and design problems “not operator error” led to the July 14 blast, which rattled homes for miles. The plant was expected to resume production this week, after replacement parts are installed and testing is completed.
Gulf airliner crashes off Bahrain with 143 on board
August 23, 2000
A Gulf Air Airbus A320 on a flight from Cairo with 143 people on board crashed Wednesday night in the Persian Gulf as it tried to land in Bahrain, officials and state television said.
AL Roundup
August 23, 2000
AFC West up for grabs
Any of five teams could win wild division
August 23, 2000
One thing the AFC West won’t be is boring. It’s already been the NFL’s busiest division during the preseason, off the field and on.
Old Home Town, 100 years ago
August 23, 2000
KU to red-shirt freshman kicker
Senior Garcia to keep starting job despite disappointing junior season
August 23, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University’s football kicking chores again will fall to two Joes for at least another year.
May missed out
Is this a beginning or end for PGA runner-up?
August 23, 2000
The putt was only about 4 feet, slippery downhill with a slight break to the right. Bob May knew exactly what was riding on it.
Woman reminds parents not to leave children unattended
August 23, 2000
Review Wyclef Jean delivers masterful blend
August 23, 2000
Crafting a hip-hop identity can be like running for political office those who are most persuasive speak in multiple tongues, dazzle with outlandish rhetoric, and appeal to tribes with widely divergent views on bedrock issues such as whether it’s appropriate to discharge weapons in a nightclub.
Bin Laden terrorism increasing
Report finds billionaire’s network tops state-sponsored attacks
August 23, 2000
The terror network headed by multimillionaire Saudi-born fugitive Osama bin Laden is steadily eclipsing Iran and other Middle East countries in sponsoring terrorist attacks, Congress’ research arm reports.
Nation Briefs
August 23, 2000
Washington, D.C.: Kennedy Center honorees named. New York: Pete Seeger’s banjo returned. New York City: Publishers Clearinghouse fined.
Vancouver advances at Little League World Series
Texas team defeats Davenport, Iowa; Tokyo squad slams Saudi Arabia
August 23, 2000
Dustin Corl provided the home run heroics, and 6-year-old Tyler Jacobs provided the inspiration.
Candidate resigns after mailing snafu
Pratt County clerk hopeful includes political material in American Cancer Society letter
August 23, 2000
A candidate for Pratt County clerk who included a campaign letter along with a mailing for the American Cancer Society committee resigned Monday from her job as county election clerk.
Planning commission to look into rezoning for World Company campus
Lawrence/Douglas Agenda Highlights
August 23, 2000
The World Company is asking the Planning Commission to rezone parts of New Hampshire north of Seventh Street from industrial to commercial to facilitate the creation of a downtown campus for the company.
Mitsubishi admits hiding vehicle defects, complaints
August 23, 2000
For years, employees at Mitsubishi Motors Corp. tucked consumer complaints about auto defects in a special place, a file known to workers as “H,” an abbreviation for a Japanese word for hiding something.
Ex-deputy says his boss knew about addiction
Witness doesn’t say how sheriff found out
August 23, 2000
An ex-deputy testified Tuesday that former Shawnee County Sheriff Dave Meneley knew about his drug problem, although he didn’t elaborate about how Meneley learned of it.
Keep your cool
The coffee revolution is put on ice
August 23, 2000
Appreciation for the colder things in life is a uniquely American trait. As with iced tea, iced coffee is pretty much of a no-go outside the United States (as are, world travelers know, cold beer, cold water and cold soda). And truth be told, coffee aficionados tend to look down their noses at iced coffee.
Recruiting big on Internet
Updates from on-line talk shows and chats among Kansas University basketball notes
August 23, 2000
By Gary Bedore Basketball notes The Internet continues to unearth ways to cover men’s college basketball recruiting. Recruiting analyst Marc Maggard hosts an Internet talk show each Tuesday night, accessible nationwide via onairsports.com.
NL Roundup
August 23, 2000
Hurricane Debby lands in Caribbean
Storm heads toward Puerto Rico; U.S. mainland landfall uncertain
August 23, 2000
Compact, quick-moving Debby became the first hurricane to make landfall this season, hitting several small Caribbean islands Tuesday on a northwesterly route that menaced Puerto Rico and the Bahamas archipelago.
Gene-altered corn, butterfly deaths linked
August 23, 2000
A second study has found that pollen from genetically engineered corn plants can harm monarch butterflies. About 20 percent of monarch larvae died after being exposed to pollen from corn genetically engineered to produce a pesticide that had blown onto nearby plants that the monarch caterpillars eat, the study found.
Offensive line key to Iowa’s season
Ferentz believes play up front to be pivotal in opener against Kansas State
August 23, 2000
They toil in the trenches, cloaked in the anonymity that is always part of their job. But just like the fertilizer that stimulates a plant’s growth, it is the offensive line that makes a football team go.
Blue Jays blast Royals’ bullpen
Blue Jays 7, Royals 5
August 23, 2000
With six weeks to go, and five teams vying for the AL wild card, Brad Fullmer realizes every game is important.
Attracting research dollars
Senator seeks ‘fair share’ in federal funds for research in Midwest
August 23, 2000
By Dave Ranney Last year, the National Institutes of Health spent $15.6 billion on medical research. Most of it went to ivy-covered universities on the east and west coasts. Together, Kansas and Missouri only got about $100 million, less than 1 percent of the total.
N. Ireland militant sent back to prison
August 23, 2000
Police re-arrested notorious militant Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair Tuesday night as Britain moved to suppress rising violence among the province’s pro-British gangs.
Typhoon Bilis slams into Taiwan
Powerful storm topples trees, downs power lines, triggers landslides
August 23, 2000
Typhoon Bilis roared across Taiwan Wednesday, bowling over power lines and trees, shutting down one of the world’s busiest ports and forcing thousands from homes into makeshift rescue centers.
Lentil salad eases labor on Labor Day
Kitchen & Garden
August 23, 2000
By Gwen Mellinger Kitchen & Garden Although school has already started, the upcoming Labor Day holiday will be the symbolic end of summer vacation and the last official occasion for picnics and barbecues before autumn begins in earnest.
Fed leaves rates unchanged
Decision has little effect on markets
August 23, 2000
The Federal Reserve, citing strong productivity growth and a moderating economy, decided on Tuesday against boosting interest rates for a seventh time in its campaign to fight inflation. While still warning about the dangers that tight labor markets might spark inflation, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and his colleagues included more upbeat language about the economy in explaining their latest decision. It marked the second meeting at which the central bank has left rates alone.
Area Briefs
August 23, 2000
And the ‘cool’ schools are … Crime: Lawrence teen sentenced in arson at Free State. Top doc: KU alumnus appointed to Defense post.
Bobbleheads make Twins hot ticket
August 23, 2000
As thousands of fans waited outside the Metrodome before a recent Twins-Blue Jays game, former pitcher Frank Viola strolled past alone, ignored by autograph seekers.
Primary fight in Okla. sends Dems to runoff
August 23, 2000
In the fight for an open House seat in Oklahoma, Republicans settled Tuesday upon a car dealer as their nominee while Democrats split and sent two candidates to a runoff.
Welfare rolls cut in half
Reform plan has sent levels down to lowest in 35 years
August 23, 2000
Welfare rolls are half what they were four years ago, and the percentage of Americans on welfare is at its lowest level in 35 years, President Clinton said on the anniversary of the passage of welfare reform.
NFL Training Camps
August 23, 2000
Sports Briefs
August 23, 2000
Food Bits
August 23, 2000
It’s so small, it’s huge! After more than 85 years of remarkable success with the Oreo, the world’s best-selling cookie, Nabisco has announced the arrival of a tiny new sibling Mini Oreo.
Charlotte Helm
August 23, 2000
1996 mid-air explosion blamed on vapors
Federal probe dismisses bomb theories
August 23, 2000
Despite all the fears and conspiracy theories, the conclusion is “inescapable” that an explosion of vapors in a fuel tank is what brought down TWA Flight 800 four years ago at a loss of 230 lives, a top federal investigator concluded Tuesday.
Arts center receives extra funds
City approves $725,000 increase
August 23, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood The Downtown 2000 project that is planned to transform the 900 block of New Hampshire finally should make the transition from drawings to digging in the next three weeks. Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday approved some of the final details for the project and firmed up the city’s participation at about $8.5 million for the parking garage, development fees and infrastructure and $4.35 million for the Lawrence Arts Center.
Children need breakfast for better brain power
August 23, 2000
By Susan Krumm Cooking Q&A The benefits of eating a complete breakfast have been promoted by health professionals for decades. Both children and adults can profit from eating breakfast, but this meal is especially important for children.
As ‘Survivor’ ends, we become the winners
Show’s success may be a result of poor summer programming
August 23, 2000
Words fail me. I find it difficult to convey in writing just how little I care about the outcome of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS). In all my days of covering television (OK, I’ve only been doing this for three years), I’ve never encountered anything so contrived, pointless and annoying.
Eudora takes off
It may be time for Eudora officials to consider hiring a professional city administrator to help chart the town’s fast-growing future.
August 23, 2000
Journal-World Editorial People who worry about Lawrence’s rate of growth should take a look at Eudora. The growth of the small town east of Lawrence is obvious. Travelers on Kansas Highway 10 have seen new subdivisions popping up around Eudora in great numbers. The town’s location between Lawrence and Kansas City on the busy K-10 corridor makes Eudora a prime spot for growth.
Survivor’ shows secrets can be kept
The reality is viewers of the CBS series wanted the tropical island suspense
August 23, 2000
Thanks, “Survivor.” It’s been real! Maybe not quite real life. But real involving. Real amusing. And real tantalizing each week for viewers trying to predict who gets tossed off that tropical island.
Horoscopes
August 23, 2000
Diversity will mold U.S. future
August 23, 2000
By David Shribman The Boston Globe Journalism is written only once. History is rewritten constantly. And so one of the few real debates to be spawned by the two midsummer political conventions grew out of President Clinton’s valedictory to the Democrats.