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U.S. cool to Mexican leader’s border plan
August 25, 2000
Mexican President-elect Vicente Fox on Thursday laid out his bold vision for reshaping the U.S.-Mexican border to Democratic leaders, who quickly sidestepped the thorny issue.
Stolen identity frustrates Ottawan
Police suspect thief paid for ticket, fine
August 25, 2000
By Erwin Seba An Ottawa man recently received in the mail a thank-you note for prompt payment of a speeding ticket and an overdue notice for DVDs rented from Hastings Books Music & Video in Lawrence.
Reform hopeful wins spot on Kansas ballot
Supporters of John Hagelin secure post with 5,000 signatures, but his party affiliation remains unclear
August 25, 2000
John Hagelin captured a spot Thursday on the Kansas ballot as a presidential candidate.
Plain language guide ordered for drug use
August 25, 2000
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has ordered a drug maker to distribute a plain-language warning letter through pharmacists to all patients using a prescription drug a recently approved medication for women with irritable bowel syndrome.
Baldwin looks toward business park, ball fields
August 25, 2000
By Joy Ludwig
Emergency crews learn from drill
Hazardous training keeps officials prepared to deal with serious situations
August 25, 2000
By Mike Belt Corrosive acids might be leaking from a truck. A worker falls unconscious in a tank where other hazardous materials may be stored. It was only a drill, but law enforcement, fire and rescue agencies from throughout the area Thursday night treated the scenarios as if they were nightmares waiting to happen.
Lewis Knapp Jr.
August 25, 2000
Christopher Sass
August 25, 2000
Masked robber strikes shop on Ninth Street
August 25, 2000
By Erwin Seba A man wearing a ski mask robbed the Jayhawk Food Mart at gunpoint about 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Candidates debate about debating
Moore and Kline can’t agree about when and how often they’ll disagree
August 25, 2000
By Amber Stuever Before they argue the issues, opponents running for the 3rd District congressional seat will argue their debate schedules. After a cancellation of a debate sponsored by the Merriam, Shawnee and Mission chambers of commerce Thursday, Republican Phill Kline challenged incumbent Democrat Dennis Moore to eight debates before the Nov. 7 election.
Continental jet locks brakes, spins, blows tires
August 25, 2000
A Continental Airlines jet spun around and blew out four tires after its brakes locked as it tried to land late Thursday at Newark International Airport, airport officials said.
Witchblade’ lacks comic book charm
August 25, 2000
For a comic book story to transcend its roots and succeed as a movie or TV show, it has to create an intriguing and often conflicted hero, present a strong story and feature an interesting, and preferably original, production design.
Texas team reaches final
Bellaire to play Venezuela Saturday for Little League title
August 25, 2000
Ross Haggard provided the pitching and Terrence McConn the punch as Bellaire, Texas, advanced to the Little League World Series championship game.
Several punches thrown at boxing press session
August 25, 2000
In boxing, it’s usually not considered good etiquette to punch the promoter. Unless it helps sell tickets, of course.
Math scores up, reading, science flat
August 25, 2000
America’s schoolchildren are doing a little better in mathematics than they were a decade ago, but for many of them reading and science skills have declined slightly since 1992.
Police briefs
August 25, 2000
Driver loses control, strikes house with car Two area fugitives arrested after reports
Randall returns
KU coach captains U.S. team in England
August 25, 2000
By Gary Bedore Ross Randall has completed the first leg of his world golf tour. Randall, Kansas University’s veteran golf coach, returned Thursday from Hoylake, England where his United States Palmer Cup team fell to Great Britain/Ireland, 121/2 to 111/2, in a collegiate all-star competition at Royal Liverpool Golf Clue.
Lions, Firebirds eager to get started
Lawrence High to open at home tonight against Manhattan; Free State opener is Tuesday at DeSoto
August 25, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus and Robert Sinclair Since Day One, new Lawrence High boys soccer coach Keith Nelson has liked what he has seen.
Woods sizzles, shoots 64
August 25, 2000
Anyone who thought Tiger Woods might have a letdown after winning his third straight major only had to see the scowl on his face. Or the 64 on his scorecard.
Royals’ bullpen fails again
RED SOX 9, ROYALS 7
August 25, 2000
In his worst outing of the year, Pedro Martinez never looked better. After allowing six runs in the first two innings, Boston’s reigning Cy Young winner faced the minimum over his final six frames and the Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals, 9-7, in 10 innings Thursday night.
Teen-agers’ smoking rate decreases slightly
August 25, 2000
Smoking among high-schoolers dropped slightly last year after climbing for most of the 1990s, the government said Thursday. Government analysts attributed the drop to teen smoking prevention programs and the higher cost of cigarettes.
Scientist accused of spying gets bail
Court allows release of defendant in nuclear secrets case
August 25, 2000
A federal judge Thursday agreed to release former Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee on $1 million bail while he awaits trial on charges of mishandling U.S. nuclear secrets.
Get Ready Rally to kick off football year
Carnival games, free food, pep rally highlight fifth annual pigskin event
August 25, 2000
By Tom Meagher Call it end-of-summer madness. The Kansas University football team will play host to thousands of Jayhawk fans Saturday at Memorial Stadium for the fifth annual Get Ready Rally.
AMS ordered to pay millions
Company hired by Kansas loses Mississippi lawsuit, vows appeal
August 25, 2000
The company the Kansas Department of Revenue hired to upgrade its computers has been ordered by a Mississippi jury to pay that state $474.5 million in damages.
Lazier king of hill so far anyway
August 25, 2000
Buddy Lazier could hardly be criticized for looking over his shoulder. The veteran racer, winner of the 1996 Indianapolis 500, finds himself leading the Indy Racing League standings with just two races remaining.
Elliott to miss race after fracturing kneecap
August 25, 2000
Add Bill Elliott to the list of Winston Cup drivers injured this season. But unlike the recent injuries to Jeremy Mayfield and Terry Labonte, Elliott’s injury did not come from an on-track accident.
Missing woman found bloody, but OK
August 25, 2000
A woman who’d been reported missing was found beaten and bloodied Wednesday morning in a parking lot across from the Reno County Law Enforcement Center.
Dueling dolphin dialogue decoded
August 25, 2000
Researchers eavesdropping on the underwater signals between dolphins found that the mammals quickly learn and repeat intricate signals from their friends, an ability thought to be an important step toward evolving a language.
Two killed in pitchfork attack
August 25, 2000
A stranger broke into a farmhouse, terrorized five children who were home alone and stabbed two of them to death with a pitchfork before he was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies.
Religious Briefs
August 25, 2000
Early harvest puts pressure on elevators
Storage space for milo at a premium in southeast Kansas
August 25, 2000
Harvest for early-planted milo is in full swing in southern Kansas, as elevators scramble to make room once more among bins brimming with winter wheat.
Daily Ticker
August 25, 2000
KU mulls high-tech school
Information science, technology considered for Edwards Campus
August 25, 2000
By Mark Fagan Demand for high-tech employees in the Kansas City metro area could lead to creation of a new school at Kansas University.
Sturgeon Mill sends out summer with a blast
August 25, 2000
By Geoff Harkness The unofficial end of summer and the transition into fall semester was made a little easier for those who caught the Sturgeon Mill show Wednesday night at The Granada.
Help appreciated
August 25, 2000
Dog attack
August 25, 2000
Equal Rites a dubious honor
August 25, 2000
By Ellen Goodman Columnist for The Boston Globe Each year, as Aug. 26, the anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage, approaches, I pay my own special homage to our foremothers. I gather together a one-woman jury to dispense Equal Rites Awards to those who have labored the hardest over the past 12 months to set back the cause of women’s equality.
Not a good start
August 25, 2000
Pay not the only issue affecting the U.S. military
August 25, 2000
By Jim Hoagland Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group If politicians everywhere had not already sworn off this particular electoral joy juice, you might think George W. Bush and Al Gore are tempted to just throw money at one special problem: the U.S. military. Each of them is promising more dollars, but no significant innovation, in dealing with the real dilemmas of American national security.
Campaign promises hilarity
August 25, 2000
By George Will Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group “Only in America!” exclaimed Joseph Lieberman to the Democratic convention, 132 years after Britain’s Conservative Party, not then a deep lagoon of advanced thinking, produced a Jewish prime minister, and 44 years after Catholic Dublin elected a Jewish mayor. The presidential campaign is off to a promising start promising, that is, hilarity.
Winter heating bills will be nothing to sneeze at
August 25, 2000
Already walloped by a rise in gasoline prices this year, Americans are now about to face steeper home heating bills, with natural gas and heating oil near historic highs.
Jackson runs wild
But passing game struggles in Firebirds’ scrimmage
August 25, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High’s Brandon Jackson made a good first impression Thursday night twice. Jackson, the Firebirds’ junior tailback, had four carries for 33 yards for the Green team and five carries for 51 yards for the White squad in the varsity/junior varsity football scrimmage under hot, humid conditions during the Free State fall sports jamboree at Haskell Stadium.
Vacation routine gives children platform to test boundaries
August 25, 2000
By Dr. James Dobson President of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family Why is it that children are often the most obnoxious and irritating on vacations and at other times when parents specifically try to please them? On those special days, you’d think the kids would say to themselves, “Wow! Mom and Dad are doing something really nice for us, taking us on this great vacation. We’re going to give them a break and be really good kids today.” Isn’t that reasonable?
Barak hints at peace deal
August 25, 2000
Israel wants to put on paper the gains made at U.S.-sponsored peace talks, a top negotiator said Thursday, in a reversal of his country’s previous declaration that all breakthroughs from the talks were “null and void.”
Nation briefs
August 25, 2000
Firestone tire recall may widen HUD ordered to pay contract costs
Nation briefs
August 25, 2000
Accused embezzler’s purchases detailed Readings suggest water on Jupiter moon
Nation briefs
August 25, 2000
Bus driver wins lottery millions Clinton grand jury begins hearing evidence
Nation briefs
August 25, 2000
NASA tracks space junk Weather radios recalled
Kansas law requires petitions for recognition
August 25, 2000
State law requires a political party’s members to collect thousands of signatures to get their organizations recognized in Kansas.
Consolidation idea worries state agencies
August 25, 2000
Top public safety officials voiced concerns about the idea of consolidating their agencies under a larger state agency.
Shirley Lansing
August 25, 2000
Donna Carpenter
August 25, 2000
Convenience store reports robbery
August 25, 2000
By Erwin Seba A man claiming to have a gun in his jacket pocket robbed the Presto 31 Convenience Store shortly after midnight Wednesday.
Gulf plane crash probe intensifies
Data, voice recorders recovered
August 25, 2000
A man’s black shoe, a plastic sandal and bits of yellow foam padding bobbed Thursday in the waters off this tiny island nation, where families were burying loved ones a day after Gulf Air Flight 072 crashed, killing all 143 aboard.
Enrollment drop provides relief
August 25, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Quail Run School staff rejoiced Thursday upon confirmation of a 120-student enrollment decline. That kind of jaw-dropping shift would evoke panic among many school principals. But in this case, Paulette Strong knew the school needed a roster cut.
World briefs
August 25, 2000
U.S. priest, activist found murdered Schoolchildren drown when boat capsizes
Turnpike tangle
I-70 braces for traffic tie-ups on Saturday
August 25, 2000
Any other weekend a college football game, truck races and a music concert would be the formula for fun. Put them all on the same day and in a 75-mile radius on a crowded turnpike and you have the formula for gridlock.
Faculty members earn $5,000 in a day
Chancellor doles out 12 Kemper Teaching Fellowships
August 25, 2000
By Erwin Seba The same day Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway made 12 faculty members $5,000 richer, the backers of the W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence announced that the program will continue another five years.
Regional Briefs
August 25, 2000
Will Wallace win at Bristol again?
Different car could affect outcome at Saturday’s goracing.com 500
August 25, 2000
Rusty Wallace, trying to become the first driver with consecutive victories this season, probably couldn’t be in a better place than Bristol Motor Speedway.
Sub victims’ families mourn their loss at sea
August 25, 2000
Reeling from shock and heartbreak, relatives Thursday tossed flowers into the waves of the frigid, gray Barents Sea in tribute to 118 men killed when their nuclear submarine crumpled in an explosion and sank to the silt below.
Driver arrested in grandma’s ordeal
August 25, 2000
A driver was arrested Thursday in connection with the accident that sent an 83-year-old woman’s car off a bridge and into a snake-infested swamp, where she lay for three days before being rescued.
U.S. factory orders July report shows slowing economy
Unemployment claims also rise
August 25, 2000
Orders to U.S. factories for costly manufactured goods in July took their biggest-ever recorded dive as demand fell sharply for airplanes and electronic equipment, additional evidence that the economy finally is slowing.
Halfway to heaven
New St. James pastor works to help others in crisis
August 25, 2000
By Jim Baker The Rev. Gregory Gray knows how to minister to those who have lost their way, because he’s been down that path himself. “Everything wrong I’ve done it at least twice. But there’s no shame in my game. I’m no longer ashamed of my past, because the Lord has forgiven me for my sins,” he says.
Party invitation puts divorced couple too close for comfort
August 25, 2000
Horoscopes
August 25, 2000
Still an iron curtain
August 25, 2000
The reaction of Russia to the Kursk tragedy was ever so typical, but public pressure could bring important changes.
Michael Todd
August 25, 2000
Lawrence briefs
August 25, 2000
Police say jogger swung bat at dog who bit him Lawrence resident appointed to KPERS board
AL Roundup
August 25, 2000
Lieberman just one of many Jewish firsts in U.S.
Few political figures practiced their faith openly
August 25, 2000
Vice presidential hopeful Joseph Lieberman isn’t the first Jewish political figure to face questions about how he would carry out his duties on holy days. Legend has it that George Washington appealed for funds to financier Haym Salomon on the highest of holy days, Yom Kippur.
Friends & Neighbors
August 25, 2000
International Religion
August 25, 2000
Indians mix tribal customs, Catholicism
Belief in higher being was not brought by white missionaries
August 25, 2000
As a girl growing up on the Winnebago Indian Reservation in northeast Nebraska, Sarah Berridge was warned by the nuns about the consequences of embracing the spiritual teachings of her native tribe.
Business Briefcase
August 25, 2000
GOP sends tax repeal to Clinton
Small businesses, farmers pull for elimination of estate taxes
August 25, 2000
Taking a bright red tractor Thursday through the capital’s busy streets, Montana rancher Lynn Cornwell sought to dramatize the effects of estate taxes on farmers and businesses as he delivered a bill repealing the tax to the White House where a certain veto awaits
Orbach unveils ‘The Unexplained’
Show follows in footsteps of other successful documentary-like shows
August 25, 2000
Is Briscoe moonlighting? Jerry Orbach of “Law & Order” will serve as host on the new hourly series, “Encounters With The Unexplained” debuting tonight (7 p.m., PAX) . “Encounters” will tackle well-known legends, myths and mysterious phenomenon like the fate of the Ark of the Covenant, the appearance of crop circles, the prophecies of Nostradamus, and the well-covered topic of what the heck ever happened at Roswell, N.M., in 1947.
Briefly
August 25, 2000
Grace Heiman
August 25, 2000
NL Roundup
August 25, 2000
Bad rails may be good news for trails
August 25, 2000
By Dave Ranney Federal Railroad Administration inspectors say the railroad tracks that cut through several eastern Lawrence neighborhoods are in “disrepair” and could pose a hazard to public safety.
Western under fire for wholesale sales
August 25, 2000
The state’s largest electric company is being criticized because of its wholesale power sales to other utilities.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
August 25, 2000
Nation briefs
August 25, 2000
No Powerball jackpot winner Residents vote to change Boys Town name
NFL Roundup
August 25, 2000
KU’s tight ends won’t be ignored
August 25, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock David Hurst used to resent the anonymity that went along with his position of tight end on Kansas University’s football team.
Scouts’ funding on the line
August 25, 2000
Companies that donate to the Boy Scouts of America are in a quandary: Their employment policies contradict the Boy Scouts’ court-upheld right to ban gay troop members.
Local Religious Events
August 25, 2000
Hauck agrees to Philly contract
August 25, 2000
Safety Tim Hauck agreed to contract terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year agreement late Thursday night.
Chiefs hope to end exhibition skid
Kansas City 0-3 headed into tonight’s preseason finale
August 25, 2000
Kansas City (0-3) will have to beat the Buccaneers tonight at Tampa Bay to avoid the first winless preseason in Chiefs’ history.
Bible’s minor prophets get their due in new book
August 25, 2000
Quick quiz: Identify Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. Scripture mavens will recognize them as the final books of the Christian Old Testament. (Judaism lists the biblical books in a different order.)
Survivor’ helped TV reinvent summer
Wildly popular reality show spawned huge rating, scores of imitators
August 25, 2000
“Survivor,” which dominated ratings and pop-culture discourse, has changed the face of summer programming and breathed new life into network broadcasting.
Houston holds off Liberty, 59-52
August 25, 2000
Cynthia Cooper, the two-time WNBA MVP who will retire after the playoffs, came through down the stretch to put the Houston Comets on the verge of a fourth consecutive championship.
News briefs
August 25, 2000
Court rejects sperm donor’s claim to anonymity New truck safety rules announced
Gas leak likely cause of blast
Explosion at Russell power plant injures two, leaves thousands without power
August 25, 2000
Investigators said a natural gas leak in the basement of the municipal power plant was the likely cause of an explosion that destroyed the plant and left 5,000 people in the dark.
People
August 25, 2000
Woody beats hemp rap Fan frenzy greets Pitt