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Jordan eligible
August 26, 2000
LaMont Jordan, the NCAA active rushing leader, has completed his academic requirements and is once again eligible to practice with the Maryland football team.
Texas Tech to debut against New Mexico
August 26, 2000
Texas Tech expects the fine-tuning of its new pass-based offense to continue during its first game today against New Mexico, when the Red Raiders debut a new game plan and a new head coach.
Auto Racing Briefs
August 26, 2000
Bumpy surface makes Kentucky track tricky
August 26, 2000
Kentucky Speedway’s broad expanse of asphalt racetrack is deceiving.
Michigan quarterback sidelined
Henson to miss at least 3 games
August 26, 2000
Michigan quarterback Drew Henson will miss at least the first three games of the season because of a broken right foot.
Wallace wins pole
August 26, 2000
Not even a mechanical defect can stop Rusty Wallace when it comes to qualifying.
Cushman ‘dare’ letter remains relevant today
August 26, 2000
By Bill Mayer One of Kansas University’s greatest Olympic heroes never won a gold medal before tripping over a hurdle in quest of such, issuing a timeless challenge, then falling from the skies over Vietnam. Lt. Clifton E. Cushman died doing what he considered his patriotic duty so typical of the incomparable Clif. He instinctively knew how to “do the right thing.”
No. 2 Florida State to battle BYU at Pigskin Classic
No. 15 Southern California, No. 22 Penn State to meet on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.
August 26, 2000
All sorts of quarterbacks will be flinging footballs this weekend, from Heisman hopefuls Michael Vick and Chris Weinke, to fresh faces George Godsey and Bret Engemann, to healthy again Carson Palmer.
Local Briefs
August 26, 2000
Jayhawks blank Northwestern in opener
August 26, 2000
Senior midfielder Meghann Haven scored two goals and junior forward Natalie Hoogveld scored one, leading Kansas University to a 3-0 women’s soccer victory over Northwestern on Friday.
Crider, Hinrich lead Jayhawk jaunt
Chenowith’s offseason thrills Williams
August 26, 2000
By Gary Bedore John Crider is a three-time winner of Kansas University’s preseason 12-minute men’s basketball conditioning run.
Woods up by seven shots
August 26, 2000
The major championships are done for the year.
Lions rock Manhattan, 5-2
Peterson nets three goals
August 26, 2000
By Levi Chronister On a soccer team with 14 seniors, two Lawrence High juniors made their presence known to Manhattan in a 5-2 season-opening victory Friday at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Group home loses license after deaths
August 26, 2000
State family services officials have revoked the license of a group foster home where two young sisters died in a fire started by a 9-year-old girl.
Graves seeks federal disaster help
August 26, 2000
Gov. Bill Graves has asked for a federal disaster declaration for six counties where crops and livestock have suffered heavily from heat and drought.
Meneley says he told truth about deputy’s drug use
Former Shawnee County sheriff takes stand jury in perjury trial
August 26, 2000
Former Shawnee County Sheriff Dave Meneley testified Friday that he told the truth in 1999 when he said twice in court he did not know about a former deputy’s cocaine use.
Iris Wisler
August 26, 2000
Carpenter services
August 26, 2000
Velma Raines
August 26, 2000
Donna Wangeman
August 26, 2000
Luretta Martin
August 26, 2000
David Beaty
August 26, 2000
Williams appreciates feedback
Jayhawks’ coach hears plethora of opinions in wake of his decision to turn down ‘dream job’
August 26, 2000
By Gary Bedore Cards, letters, e-mails and faxes have poured into Roy Williams’ office since Decision Day July 6 when he announced he was staying at Kansas.
Edward Granowski
August 26, 2000
Ottawa University names new president
August 26, 2000
John E. Neal, vice president for adult and professional studies at Ottawa University, has been named the American Baptist school’s next president. The selection of Neal, who has been in his current position for three years, was announced Thursday.
KU works night shift
Jayhawks prepare for opener against SMU by practicing under lights
August 26, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Pleased with KU’s physical progress but a bit concerned with the team’s mental state, Allen held a “mental scrimmage” on Friday night under the lights at Memorial Stadium.
Israel pledges to protect mosques
August 26, 2000
Making a case for Israeli sovereignty over all holy shrines in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Ehud Barak said Friday that under Israeli rule no harm would ever come to the two major mosques in the disputed city.
Hoax sends tech stock plunging
August 26, 2000
A bogus Internet news release picked up by financial news agencies sent a network equipment maker’s stock plunging more than 60 percent Friday, but the shares recovered after the company refuted the reports.
Bush outlines foreign policy priorities
The Texas governor wants free trade throughout the hemisphere, except with Cuba
August 26, 2000
George W. Bush pledged on Friday to breathe new life into stalled free-trade negotiations with Latin America if elected president, and to retain all current sanctions on Fidel Castro’s Cuba.
Suspected smugglers arrested; aliens captured
August 26, 2000
An immigration service crackdown focusing on airports and immigrant “drophouses” in Phoenix and Las Vegas has led to the arrest of 15 suspected smugglers and the capture of more than 1,000 illegal immigrants, officials said Friday.
James Sloop
August 26, 2000
Killer seeks to drop death-sentence appeal
August 26, 2000
The white supremacist ringleader convicted in the 1998 dragging death of a black man is asking to drop the automatic appeal of his death sentence.
Group wants park to unleash dogs
City advisory board to listen to proposal from alliance known as LDOGS
August 26, 2000
By Tom Meagher A group of dog owners wants to convince the city to build an off-leash dog park. To the owners’ pleasant surprise, the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department has been accommodating in hearing the group’s desires. Within a week, the owners plan to turn in a report to the department with their choices for the park.
Ronald Reagan Trail traces president’s developmental years in Illinois
August 26, 2000
A trail that follows President Reagan’s early life was dedicated Friday as residents recognized sites that played an important role in their native son’s formative years.
Radiation level reported normal near sunken vessel
August 26, 2000
The radiation level in the area where a nuclear submarine exploded and sank is normal and there is no cause for alarm, Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov said Friday, Russian media reported.
Military clout sinks after sub episode
Russian navy demonstrates it still an expert at blocking flow of information
August 26, 2000
Throughout the Kursk submarine crisis, the deteriorating Russian Navy demonstrated it has preserved at least one skill from its powerful Soviet past: keeping the media in the dark.
Connoisseurs uncork 18th-century treasure
300-year-old bottle of wine aged relatively well on a sea floor off the Netherlands
August 26, 2000
The connoisseurs held the ruby vintage up to the sunlight, swirled it in their glasses, and put their noses to the rim.
Business Briefcase
August 26, 2000
New store taps recycled market. Finance: Bank of America to branch into financial services. Alternative currency: Money for sale at Liberty Hall.
Economic growth signals slowdown
August 26, 2000
The U.S. economy grew robustly in the spring even as consumer spending the main engine of growth rose at its slowest pace in three years, according to a government report released Friday.
U.N. tangled in Internet domain squabble
August 26, 2000
Go to the Web site www.barcelona.com and you can read the latest news from Spain, buy jewelry inspired by the architect Antoni Gaudi and check out the Spanish weather.
Suspect in Mexico linked to Argentina abuses
Detainee identified as Argentine torturer claims he is victim of a case of mistaken identity
August 26, 2000
They bear a striking resemblance. But it remains to be seen whether the detention of an Argentine in Mexico is a laudable international law enforcement effort in the name of human rights or simply a case of mistaken identity.
Ford to take sales online
New site to direct buyers to local dealers
August 26, 2000
Using FordDirect.com, shoppers within minutes will be able to select, price and finance Ford vehicles even schedule delivery of the purchase, said the Ford Dealer Council, which represents 4,200 Ford dealers.
Meth lab discovered at packing plant
State health officials shut down Natoma meat facility; owner arrested
August 26, 2000
State officials have shut down a meatpacking plant where a methamphetamine laboratory was discovered last week, and the plant’s owner remains in the Osborne County Jail on drug charges.
Authorities: Convicted molester committed suicide
August 26, 2000
A man who pleaded guilty to videotaped sexual encounters with girls as young as 11 hanged himself with a bedsheet at the Johnson County Jail, authorities said.
Area Briefs
August 26, 2000
Habitat for Humanity names executive director. KU MEd CEnter: Kassebaum Baker to receive health award at gala. Diversity: Homophobia seminar slated.
Merc to move
Grocer wants lease at old Alvin’s IGA
August 26, 2000
By Mark Fagan Community Mercantile Co-op is ready to move. The natural-foods grocer, known as the Merc, wants to relocate to the former home of Alvin’s IGA in the Hillcrest Shopping Center at Ninth and Iowa streets. The Merc’s board voted unanimously this week to pursue a lease for the former Alvin’s building. A deal could be in place within a week.
Americans should not squander their First Amendment rights
August 26, 2000
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. For some reason, it seems Americans are becoming increasingly contentious. Whether it is the faster pace of life, increased competition, less time for the “basics” whatever the “basics” are or for some other reason, people are quick to lose their tempers and don’t seem as friendly, genuinely concerned or appreciative of others.
County wants bite in dog regulations
August 26, 2000
By Joy Ludwig County officials might update dangerous-dog regulations to include all breeds, not just pit bulls. The county’s vicious dog ordinance, written in 1986, specifically targets pit bulls, which is partly why Midge Grinstead, executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society, says it’s time to make changes.
Enrollment dip has price
Fewer students may mean fewer state dollars for district
August 26, 2000
By Tim Carpenter An unexpected decline in Lawrence public school enrollment could cost the district hundreds of thousands of dollars in state aid, Interim Supt. Randy Weseman said Friday.
Former KU chancellor to lead bottler
August 26, 2000
Whitman Corp., the No. 2 Pepsi-Cola bottler in the United States, is buying its next-biggest rival PepsiAmericas for $331 million in cash and stock and a former Kansas University chancellor will be chairman of the merged company.
Having a second child? Quadruple your trouble
Parents find that adding one more to the family adds to the chaos
August 26, 2000
1. Picking up Cheerios can be a fun game for babies. 2. Keeping a stocked diaper bag is always useful. 3. Placing a mark on the toddler-size diapers makes it easier to tell them apart from the infant size.
Old Home Town: 25 and 100 years ago
August 26, 2000
Letter protested
August 26, 2000
Bus clarification
August 26, 2000
Politics of anger working for Gore
August 26, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Al Gore got a bigger bounce from the Democratic Convention than anybody anticipated, especially after the pundits almost uniformly trashed his speech as an outdated appeal to populist grievances.
Ads taking over the airwaves
August 26, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News Advice to couch potatoes: Now that “Survivor” is gone, hide your clicker under a mattress and stick your television in a closet until Nov. 7. Or else you could be driven batty electronic dementia by the maddening blah-blah of political TV ads.
Engagements
August 26, 2000
Weddings
August 26, 2000
Friends and Neighbors
August 26, 2000
Drug provider sent to prison
Oskaloosan gets 28 months for his role in the death of a 13-year-old boy
August 26, 2000
By Mike Belt The last of five persons convicted in connection with the February shooting death of an Oskaloosa boy was sentenced to prison Friday. Donovan McCleary, 34, Oskaloosa, was ordered to serve a total of 28 months in a state prison by Jefferson County District Judge Gary Nafziger.
Daily Ticker
August 26, 2000
Schools hold prayers despite Supreme Court ruling
August 26, 2000
On a sweltering August night, football fans in the small town of Batesburg-Leesville stood quietly, many with their heads bowed, while the student body president said a prayer over the school’s public address system. Then they cheered.
Ad blitz yields clues to campaign strategies
August 26, 2000
Al Gore and George W. Bush are pouring tens of millions of dollars into an unprecedented summer ad blitz, yielding clues with every new TV commercial about how and where the presidential campaign will be fought.
NFL Briefs
August 26, 2000
Bucs belt Chiefs, 37-14
August 26, 2000
As usual, Tampa Bay played stingy defense. For a change, the Buccaneers also dominated on offense.
Sierra Club says mega-hog facilities threaten groundwater in Kansas
State health agency in process of revising livestock waste regulations
August 26, 2000
Kansas environmental regulators have made a good faith effort to regulate mega-hog facilities, but do little to lessen odors and air pollution or to investigate the risk of disease transmission from wastewater spraying, the Kansas Sierra Club said in a new study.
Firefighters lose ground to wildfires
Federal workers and an Army battalion got the call-up Friday to help battle the blazes
August 26, 2000
Firefighters set backfires across southern Washington’s parched sagebrush country Friday in an attempt to control a fast-moving wildfire that had spread to 100,000 acres in two days.
Parks losing idyllic settings
Study says state parks endangered across U.S.
August 26, 2000
Sprawling cities and shrinking funds are endangering state parks across the country, according to a study released Friday that calls for creating buffers between developed areas and parks.
Critics come calling on safety agency
August 26, 2000
The first lawsuits alleging some Bridgestone/ Firestone Inc. truck tires suddenly lost their tread were filed nearly a decade ago, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration didn’t start investigating until May.
Railroad’s proposed line may bypass city
Move would cut North Lawrence train traffic
August 26, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood The Union Pacific Railroad has a plan for new tracks on a route that would get most of its trains out of North Lawrence. The Delaware Tribe of Indians has a plan to build a casino, hotel and convention center. And suddenly, a tract of land northwest of Lawrence that long has received attention only from farmer Roger Pine is a hot property.
Emmy ballot omits Chris Rock show in latest awards misstep
August 26, 2000
The joke was on Chris Rock: His Emmy-nominated comedy special was left off ballots for next month’s television awards.
People, Faces & Things
August 26, 2000
Beyond ‘Beavis and Butt-head’
MTV’s cartoon teen Daria stars in her first television movie this weekend
August 26, 2000
What’s with kids today? The attitude. The lip. The wry, unforgiving, pierce-right-through-it-all world view. How refreshing! At least, in those who share Daria’s prickly wit.
Restaurant, club scene draws Overland Park player
Supper club and martini bar to occupy former home of Dos Hombres in downtown Lawrence
August 26, 2000
By Mark Fagan Owners of Raoul’s Velvet Room in Overland Park plan to open a Lawrence version of their club in the former home of Dos Hombres, 815 N.H., which has been vacant since the Mexican restaurant and bar closed in February.
Recreation Calendar
August 26, 2000
Society Calendar
August 26, 2000
Club news
August 26, 2000
Military news
August 26, 2000
Scouting news
August 26, 2000
Around and about
August 26, 2000
Several treatments show promise, but research is key
On the Hill
August 26, 2000
By Roger Martin Aunt Norma was going to Arcadia, California, to visit a friend. She and my mother were waiting in the car for the bus to arrive. “When it came,” my mother says, “I opened the car door to get out. Aunt Norma didn’t. She looked at me and said, ‘I can’t move. My body’s frozen.’”
Health briefs
August 26, 2000
Dangerous TV for children. Ways to detect children’s eye problems. Cholesterol screenings available.
The moves
Parkinson’s patients could benefit from dance prof’s program
August 26, 2000
By Jan Biles The world of dance is not just about performing and teaching. There’s another side — scholarship and research — in which Kansas University dance professor Janet Hamburg is immersed. But most recently, her research has focused on movement problems with older adults and movement therapy for those with Parkinson’s Disease.
Art of War’ loses the battle
August 26, 2000
Did you know that the United Nations maintains a covert operation that aims to manipulate politics in certain countries? Or that the U.N. can negotiate a trade agreement with China and the rest of the world?
NFL Roundup
August 26, 2000
Prosecutor: Wife killed Lane for money
Lawyer contends Deidra Lane shot her husband in hopes of collecting his $5 million insurance policy
August 26, 2000
Fred Lane’s estranged wife killed him with two shotgun blasts to collect on a $5 million insurance policy taken out on him earlier this year, a prosecutor said Friday.
4-H News
August 26, 2000
Short tracks welcome new neighbor
Lakeside track buzzing with business
August 26, 2000
A telephone rings unceasingly in an office cluttered with racing kitsch, fliers and programs. “Lakeside and I-70,” answers Craig Hovey during a flurry of a dozen calls in 15 minutes.
Lakers add controversial player
August 26, 2000
The Lakers got stronger, younger, more athletic and infinitely more controversial Friday with one head-spinningly inexpensive move.
Scientist’s colleague wins custody
Neighbor bets his house that Wen Ho Lee is no security threat
August 26, 2000
Don Marshall stepped out of the relative obscurity of being a private citizen and into one of the country’s most visible national security cases when he pledged the deed to his home in exchange for the release of his longtime friend, Wen Ho Lee.
Horoscopes
August 26, 2000
Suppan lifts Royals
August 26, 2000
With each pitch, Jeff Suppan felt more comfortable on the mound. The results showed on the scoreboard.
Embattled mayor refuses to resign post
Liberal’s vice mayor calls for resignation of top official; county attorney says no evidence exists of any wrongdoing
August 26, 2000
The vice mayor of this southwest Kansas town is publicly calling for Mayor Ivanhoe Love Jr.’s resignation, after allegations not followed up by any criminal charges of sexual impropriety on Love’s part.
AL Roundup
August 26, 2000
World Briefs
August 26, 2000
Liberia: Spy charges dropped against television crew. Zimbabwe: Government OKs more farm seizures. China: Workers take managers hostage.
Nation Briefs
August 26, 2000
Florida: Killer executed by injection. Chicago: Airline, pilots step up talks. Milwaukee: Sign company removes PETA ads.
All-star ‘Bombshells’ packs a wallop
HBO drama is smart showcase for Dench, Laine
August 26, 2000
A stellar cast and a winning story make “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells” (8 p.m., Saturday, HBO, TV-PG) one of the more charming cable offerings of this lean summer season.
Big play hasn’t changed Rams’ Jones
Linebacker’s last-second tackle saved Super Bowl for St. Louis
August 26, 2000
Mike Jones doesn’t brag about his Super Bowl-saving tackle.
Texans hope to surpass wildest dreams
Bellaire to face Venezuela today in championship game of Little League World Series
August 26, 2000
Manager Terry McConn set out a simple goal for his Bellaire, Texas, Little Leaguers win the district title for the first time.
NL Roundup
August 26, 2000
Law school built on ‘moral foundation’
The Catholic school is a pizza mogul’s latest philanthropic endeavor
August 26, 2000
Assembling auto parts in Tennessee, Elizabeth Hopkins considered herself in a rut. Then she read about a Roman Catholic law school planned by the Domino’s Pizza founder, and her life was changed.
Speculation abounds over slaying of priest
August 26, 2000
In his last few hours, the Rev. John Kaiser described by colleagues as a fearless man appeared nervous and agitated for the first time in his decades-old crusade for social justice in Kenya.
Utility overcharges customers, Kansas mayors claim
Topeka, Wichita officials still at odds about who should get rate reductions
August 26, 2000
The mayors of Topeka and Wichita have one thing in common as they fight about electricity rates the utility charging their citizens is making a lot of money.
Science not always exact
August 26, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group So many critical decisions in medicine, the environment, even national defense are being driven by emotion and narrow interests, when dispassion and the common good should prevail. Of great help would be a better ability to translate sound science into public understanding.
Traffic patterns
If you are heading to Kansas City or Topeka today, the Kansas Turnpike Authority wishes you luck.
August 26, 2000
Journal-World Editorial It would be nice to believe that the traffic congestion the Kansas Turnpike Authority is predicting in the Topeka-to-Kansas City corridor today is just an aberration, a situation created by an unusual convergence of major events and seasonal construction projects.
New bride shares experiences that led to elopement
August 26, 2000
Former cancer society executive pleads guilty to embezzlement
August 26, 2000
A former American Cancer Society executive pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling nearly $8 million from the charity, using the money to pay for an addition at his home and landscaping that included 35 Aristocrat pear trees.
Kansas State fans cry for Roberson
But veteran Wildcat coach Snyder believes Beasley is right man for quarterback job in Manhattan
August 26, 2000
There aren’t many Kansas State football fans who weren’t hoping Ell Roberson, the highly touted redshirt freshman quarterback from Baytown, Texas, would beat out Jonathan Beasley for the starting job in 2000.
Excitement high for K-State appearance
August 26, 2000
Kansas City hasn’t experienced this much sports buzz since the Royals and Cardinals met in the 1985 World Series.
Navy investigates new Tailhook complaint
August 26, 2000
Just when the Navy had restored ties to the Tailhook Assn. of naval aviators, it is facing a new allegation of “inappropriate conduct” by service members attending a Tailhook convention in Nevada last week.
Clinton returns to Africa
Peacemaking developments in Mideast, Burundi on agenda
August 26, 2000
President Clinton left Friday on a weekend trip to Africa to give Nigeria’s fragile democracy a boost and encourage efforts to maintain peace among warring factions in Burundi.
City Police Blotter
August 26, 2000