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Kansas City suffering from low self-esteem
August 27, 2000
By George Gurley Parade an inferiority complex before the world and before long the world will become convinced that you are, in fact, inferior.
Hit’ parade helped shape musical tastes
Pickett Line
August 27, 2000
By Calder Pickett A big box arrived a dozen or so years ago from a woman whose husband used to listen to my radio program. She had sent me books and tapes, and I was delighted to see that several of the tapes were labeled “Hit-of-the-Week.” How I remembered those hits-of-the-weeks.
Carolyn Kuchs
August 27, 2000
World Briefs
August 27, 2000
Myanmar: Activist unwilling to end standoff. London: Siamese twins ordered separated.
Postal Service goes fishin’
August 27, 2000
Deep-sea fish will be coming to the surface on a new set of five 33-cent stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service.
Organizational skills crucial when building divorce case
August 27, 2000
During our 15 years of married life, I took care of our two children while my husband took care of the finances. When he left me early this year, I realized for the first time that I was completely dependent upon him.
Behind the scenes with O.J.
Upcoming miniseries shows battles of ‘dream team’ lawyers
August 27, 2000
Six years ago this summer, O.J. Simpson was a defendant in the most-watched murder case in American history. Viewers sat glued to their TV sets as the saga unfolded in what would be dubbed the Trial of the Century.
Texas Tech pass happy in 24-3 win
Red Raiders’ QB tosses two TDs in coach’s debut
August 27, 2000
While Texas Tech’s defense had the game’s biggest plays, pass-happy coach Mike Leach still gave a pretty clear indication of how different the team will be under his leadership.
Pitcher won’t come back from injury
Saunders broke arm for second time
August 27, 2000
An emotional Tony Saunders said Saturday that he would not try to pitch again after breaking his left arm in a game for the second time in 15 months.
Group pays respects to Union veterans
August 27, 2000
By Mike Belt On Aug. 21, 1863, Francis Griswold and three other men tried to surrender to William Quantrill’s band of pro-Confederate guerrillas. All four were shot in cold blood during the infamous raid on Lawrence, according to Randy Thies, archaeologist with the Kansas State Historical Society.
Deck fire spreads to house attic
August 27, 2000
By Tom Meagher Unextinguished smoking material set a Lawrence home on fire Saturday afternoon, displacing its three residents and causing $35,000 damage. At 4:30 p.m., Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical units responded to a fire call at 622 Ill.
Israeli army raids Hamas stronghold
August 27, 2000
Hundreds of Israeli troops raided an Islamic militant stronghold Saturday, and an Arabic TV station quoted witnesses as saying three Israeli soldiers were killed.
Sub’s sailors awarded posthumous honors
August 27, 2000
Russian President Vladimir Putin conferred posthumous state honors Saturday on the 118 men who died aboard the Kursk, two weeks after the nuclear submarine sank in an accident that shocked the country.
Thousands of fish killed by bacteria; heat blamed
August 27, 2000
The heat wave is being blamed for a bacterial infection that has killed more than 18,000 white bass in Marion Reservoir.
New Web site aids teacher search
August 27, 2000
Trying to use the Internet to fill a teacher shortage, President Clinton launched a one-stop clearinghouse Saturday to help schools find qualified teachers.
GOP takes on Clinton veto
August 27, 2000
Congress has enough votes to override an expected veto of legislation to eliminate the inheritance tax, an Arkansas congressman said.
Barbed wire has made its point
Devil’s rope’ display draws crowd
August 27, 2000
In the Hollywood version of the Old West, it was the rip-snorting, gun-toting cowboys who tamed the wild frontier. But in reality, it was barbed wire, more than brawn and bullets, that made the difference.
Retiree reaches trail’s end
August 27, 2000
Ne’er let it be said that Andrew Uterhart couldn’t finish what he started: At age 81, last month he fulfilled his dream of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail.
Colombian drug ring busted
August 27, 2000
A Colombian drug kingpin who used an armada of 10 commercial freighters to ship 68 tons of cocaine to South Florida and Europe is under arrest, federal drug agents announced Saturday.
Officials investigating Pomona stabbing death
Police suspect domestic dispute
August 27, 2000
By Tom Meagher At 8:30 p.m., Franklin County Sheriff’s officers responded to 204 E. Second St. in Pomona, where they found William M. “Mike” Coulter, 33, lying on the ground outside of the trailer home, Capt. Kevin Kimball said.
Packers post 34-33 victory against Browns
August 27, 2000
In the last audition of the NFL preseason, the Green Bay Packers’ defense came together early and the Cleveland Browns’ rookies impressed late.
Friends and Neighbors, child and (Dan) Reeves
August 27, 2000
Survey faults traffic on 23rd
Residents think congestion has grown
August 27, 2000
By Mike Belt Motorists don’t like driving on 23rd Street, if a recent telephone survey of Lawrence residents is any indication. Congestion, long drives from one side of the city to the other and safety are the main concerns of the 400 residents surveyed, Lawrence city officials said.
Montana wildfires merge
August 27, 2000
Wildfires have burned together in southwestern Montana’s Bitterroot Valley and along the Continental Divide, forming the nation’s largest fire group, a federal official said Saturday.
Black farmers wait for justice
Many are still waiting for payments from the government
August 27, 2000
Some black farmers say the government has been stingy and slow about issuing payments from last year’s settlement of a lawsuit alleging decades of racial discrimination in federal lending practices.
KU students say rental proposal ‘unaffordable’
August 27, 2000
By Erwin Seba Ask a Kansas University student if the city should limit the number of people renting a house to less than four and you’ll get a quick reaction. Althea Schnacke, a sophomore in theater and film, gritted her teeth and began growling.
Hakkinen bags Belgian pole position
August 27, 2000
Formula One leader Mika Hakkinen captured the pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday, while Ferrari failed to crack the front row.
Students trek 500 miles for school
August 27, 2000
Lots of students ride their bicycles to school, but few cover the distance traveled by Wes Hoffert and Peter Samland.
Shooting spree ends with 4 dead
August 27, 2000
A man went on a killing spree Saturday, gunning down three people, including a firefighter who was collecting money for charity, before shooting himself to death, police said.
K-State student dies of viral meningitis
A suspected case of the disease also reported in Lawrence
August 27, 2000
Marcella L. Burks, a Kansas State University student from Arkansas City, died Friday of complications from viral meningitis.
Police seeking robbery suspects
August 27, 2000
By Mike Belt Lawrence Police are continuing to search for two men who, armed with handguns Friday night, robbed the Pizza Hut at 4651 W. Sixth. The suspects locked two male employees in a cooler before fleeing. There were no customers in the restaurant, and no one was injured.
Dogs have their day at benefit
The Lawrence Humane Society hopes ‘Pawzfest’ will become an annual event
August 27, 2000
By Mike Belt Seven rock, jazz and acoustic bands provided entertainment Saturday for the first Pawzfest benefit for the Lawrence Humane Society. Humane society supporters continually dropped by the event throughout the afternoon at The Granada, 1020 Mass.
Town mourns pipeline blast victims
August 27, 2000
Friends and family wept openly as they filed past seven caskets adorned with flowers and graced by pictures of the 11 people killed in one of the nation’s deadliest pipeline explosions.
Wallace rules goracing.com 500
August 27, 2000
There’s a reason Rusty Wallace considers Bristol Motor Speedway his favorite track. No one can beat him there.
Housing Codes under fire
Backers want neighborhoods, schools together
August 27, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood When Thomas Heilke’s daughter was a fourth-grader at Centennial School six years ago, there were 279 pupils in the bustling building. “I would describe it as a happy, thriving school,” Heilke said.
Free State nabs seconds
August 27, 2000
Free State High’s girls tennis team notched second-place finishes at both No. 1 singles and doubles at the Junction City Invitational on Saturday.
KU netters beat alums
August 27, 2000
Kansas University’s volleyball team beat a group of former Jayhawks 17-15, 15-6, 15-6, 15-5 Saturday night in the annual KU volleyball alumni match at Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
Schools District doesn’t play fair
Quality, quantity of playground equipment varies
August 27, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Langston Hughes students eagerly await installation of a $21,500 playground at their new school on the city’s affluent west side. It’s a large, colorful, safe apparatus dominated by a 22-foot-tall twisting slide just the kind of set-up that students in the east-side, working-class neighborhood of East Heights School think they deserve.
KU’s Axtell watches sis sing
Senior guard isn’t devastated NCAA won’t let him sell CD until after season’s end
August 27, 2000
By Gary Bedore Luke Axtell watched as his younger sister, Brooke, performed songs off her newly-released compact disc Paper Doll late Saturday afternoon at Hastings. “She’s awesome,” Axtell, Kansas University’s senior basketball guard from Austin, Texas, said of Brooke, a 4.0 student and rock singer who attends Austin Community College.
Legend of Roberson growing
Is veteran coach Snyder making right decision in playing more experienced QB Beasley?
August 27, 2000
The legend of Ell Roberson continues to grow like a Montana wildfire. Someone should write a song, maybe something like this:
Woods on record pace
August 27, 2000
The real stinger came from Tiger Woods. On a day in which the biggest excitement was Woods getting stung on his left finger by a wasp, he cruised to a 3-under 67 to break another Firestone record Saturday and took a nine-stroke lead into the final round of the NEC Invitational.
Transfer hopes to be KU’s go-to guy
Ross expected to fill void left by Chandler at wide receiver
August 27, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Who is the next Michael Chandler? That question brought a smile to Kansas University football coach Terry Allen’s face, in part because of the special role Chandler occupied the last couple of seasons for the Jayhawks and in part because Chandler’s legacy forever will carry the annotation that everything he did his senior year came after he was shot in the groin during a break-in in his apartment.
Red Sox sluggers rough up Royals
Red Sox 5, Royals 3
August 27, 2000
Brian Daubach homered in a four-run first inning Saturday night, and Boston hung on for a 5-3 win over Kansas City.
KSU outlasts Iowa - Kansas State 27, Iowa 7
Wildcats survive heat, Hawkeyes at Eddie Robinson Classic
August 27, 2000
This was not the way Kansas State’s football team wanted to start its bid for a national championship.
Audio Book Review
August 27, 2000
Here’s a review of a recent audio-book release: ‘Water, Carry Me: A Love Story’ by Thomas Moran, read by Derdriu Ring.
Arts notes
August 27, 2000
State fair seeking art exhibit entries. Grassroots festival slated in Lucas. Photos of Lawrence on display at library.
Psychic dogs gaze into crystal bowls
Psychic’ miniature pinschers pinpoint the past, future
August 27, 2000
The psychic dogs knew you were going to read this article. That’s because they have super canine mental powers that enable them to peer into the future and predict everything from presidential elections to the construction of prisons on Mars by 2010.
Who’s best in bulbs?
August 27, 2000
Now is the time to start planning a glorious springtime show of color. But where to begin? For a quick splash of color, buying locally may be the most cost-effective route. For larger displays, mail-order companies can offer a large selection at low prices.
Euonymus scale can be tough to tackle
Garden Calendar
August 27, 2000
By Bruce Chladny Garden Calendar Euonymus are some of the most popular and commonplace landscape plants in the home landscape. Their waxy foliage, drought tolerance and diverse growth habit make them inviting when shopping the local garden centers.
Climb the wall
Vines bring garden to new heights
August 27, 2000
By Carol Boncella Garden Spot Gardeners have known for a long time that plants, such as shrubs, ornamental grasses and tall flowers, soften the hard look at the corners of a house. The sharp appearance of squared house edges blur into an inviting angle with a touch of greenery.
Puppets tell Japanese ghost tales
Kwaidan’ to open Lied Center’s new season
August 27, 2000
“Kwaidan: Three Japanese Ghost Stories,” by conceptual artist Ping Chong, designer Mitsuru Ishii and puppeteer John Ludwig, will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lied Center.
From ‘X-Men’ to romance
Janssen longs for longevity in the film business
August 27, 2000
Famke Janssen has been a lusty Bond villainess who crushes a man to death with her thighs. She’s played a wallflowerish teacher transformed into a sultry vamp by an alien parasite. Most recently, she was a mutant who could hurl objects with her mind.
Defining the New Woman
August 27, 2000
Jackie Collins says she was probably first to depict the New Woman in popular fiction, and that’s because she lived that life herself. “Actually, I lived my life like a man,” she says.
At Home with the Writer
August 27, 2000
Where else would Jackie Collins live but dead-center in Beverly Hills, where so many of her fictional characters have caroused and cavorted?
Books Publishers Weekly Best Seller list 8/27
August 27, 2000
Here are the nation’s best-selling books as compiled by Publishers Weekly.
Policy measure
August 27, 2000
Political pawns?
August 27, 2000
Journal-World Editorial The care of children in need not political gain should be the goal of reforming the state’s adoption system.
Venezuela claims Little League title
August 27, 2000
The team from Maracaibo, Venezuela, is going home with a big haul: the Little League World Series title, following Saturday’s 3-2 win over Bellaire, Texas, and an entire shipment of new bats.
Tiger’s philosophy wins in golf and life
August 27, 2000
By Claude Lewis Retired columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer For 32 years, I lived five blocks from a professional golf course and never once stepped foot on the green. Golf never appealed to me until Tiger Woods came along.
Roaring Rotterdam
Dutch city reinventing itself as architectural lab
August 27, 2000
From the balconies of the century-old Hotel New York, an icon of the old Rotterdam, the sounds of piledrivers and jackhammers waft in off the Maas River. Fenced-in construction sites spill over sidewalks, even streets. This city always had a rough edge, now it’s in your face from morning ‘til night.
Early light fixtures, lamps blended style with function
August 27, 2000
The earliest electric lamps were designed to look like the candlesticks and kerosene lamps they replaced. The early-1900s home had table lamps with colored-glass shades that could use only small-watt bulbs because a heat buildup would damage the glass.
Bird sanctuaries are perfect for beginners
Project of the week
August 27, 2000
With a few basic hand tools and a couple of afternoons, do-it-yourselfers can give all the birds in the neighborhood a place to rest, eat, socialize and watch out for cats.
Clinton champions Nigeria democracy
August 27, 2000
Two years after President Clinton excluded Africa’s most populous nation from his historic two-week trek through the continent, he arrived Saturday in Nigeria to acclaim its nascent democracy and challenge its leaders to stay their course to lead all of Africa toward a better future.
Law profs back Napster claim
August 27, 2000
Copyright law professors and a physicians’ association are supporting Napster Inc.’s appeal of a preliminary injunction that would have virtually shut down the company’s popular music-sharing service.
Language guy is wont to use proper words
August 27, 2000
By Dave Barry Humor Columnist for the Miami Herald Welcome to “Ask Mister Language Person,” written by the foremost leading world authority on the proper grammatorical usagality of English, both orally and in the form of words
District to examine lease option
Lawrence School Board agenda
August 27, 2000
Interim Supt. Randy Weseman will seek school board guidance in anticipation of a request from Raintree Montessori School to lease the district’s old office headquarters for as long as one year.
Seminoles smack BYU
FSU’s Weinke completes 32 of 50 passes for 318 yards and two touchdowns in 29-3 win
August 27, 2000
Not bad for an old guy. Chris Weinke did more than stand back in the pocket and throw touchdown passes: The 28-year-old quarterback ran, blocked and even knocked over the opposing coach as No. 2 Florida State opened defense of its national title with a 29-3 victory over BYU in Saturday night’s Pigskin Classic.
Penn State, USC to meet in today’s Kickoff Classic
August 27, 2000
Penn State should like its chances opening the season against No. 15 Southern California in today’s Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium.
NL Roundup
August 27, 2000
AL Roundup
August 27, 2000
Cosmosphere not looking up
Officials worried about low attendance
August 27, 2000
A continuing decline in visitors has Kansas Cosmosphere Space Center officials concerned, and plotting a marketing strategy to turn things around. “This summer has been real weak for us,” said Max Ary, Cosmosphere president and chief executive officer. “We found ourselves waiting for it to pick up, but it didn’t pick up.”
New law on lobbyist reporting has some confused
Law requires disclosure of money spent on food, gifts and entertainment for lawmakers
August 27, 2000
A state legislator calls to ask whether he can reimburse a lobbyist for a recent round of golf before it shows up on a public report.
People, Faces & Things
August 27, 2000
Exhibit spotlights life, times of Emma Smith
The wife of the founder of Mormonism knew life’s comforts, misery
August 27, 2000
Her husband was arrested 46 times, imprisoned more than once and, ultimately, killed by a mob. Yet she reared his several children, often uprooting them to follow their father and sometimes to visit him behind bars.
United Airlines, pilots settle
Contract may alleviate airline’s flight backlog
August 27, 2000
United Airlines and its pilots reached a tentative agreement Saturday in a contract dispute that forced the world’s largest airline to cancel or delay thousands of flights.
City Police Blotter
August 27, 2000
Refinancing home to get at equity can be a risky proposition
August 27, 2000
On the mortgage front there was some good news this month — as well as some that was, well, a bit troubling. First, the good news: Thirty-year, fixed-rate mortgage rates, which had risen to a five-year high of 8.64 percent in May, have fallen to below 8 percent, the lowest since December.
Goodyear’s year gets a little better
August 27, 2000
A recharged Scott Goodyear boosted his Indy Racing League championship chances Saturday, narrowly winning the pole for the inaugural Belterra Resorts Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway.
Economic engine
Kansas Speedway puts region on development fast track
August 27, 2000
From his office at Cottonwood Camping in Bonner Springs, David Robbins sounds a bit dazed as he describes what the Kansas Speedway has meant to his business. It’s all happened so fast.
TravelBriefs
August 27, 2000
Where to go. Mall on the ball. Batters up.
Arts Trends
August 27, 2000
Michael to the Max. The family pet. Pets of the stars.
Photo exhibit celebrates women
Leibovitz prints touring the U.S.
August 27, 2000
The images cover everything from the real and mundane to the glamorous and bizarre. There’s a weathered farmer in a field, an infant suckling a famed mother’s breast and a performance artist buried so that only her head and shoulders protrude from the ground.
Collins finds calling
The Scheherazade of Hollywood nights
August 27, 2000
“Elaine Conti awoke in her luxurious bed in her luxurious Beverly Hills mansion, pressed a button to open the electrically controlled drapes, and was confronted by the sight of a young man clad in a white T-shirt and dirty jeans (urinating) a perfect arc into her mosaic-tiled swimming pool.”
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
August 27, 2000
Area Briefs
August 27, 2000
Hitting the Road: Higher gas prices don’t deter Labor Day travelers. Rollin’ on the river: Friends of the Kaw plans fall float trip. Sports columnist signs autographs of baseball book.
Horoscopes
August 27, 2000
Staff shortages a critical condition at care homes
August 27, 2000
By Dave Ranney Jennifer Gillespie runs one of the best nursing homes in the state, Leisure Homestead in tiny Stafford in western Kansas. For the past year, she’s tried to hire a registered nurse.
The Motley Fool
Hooray for fair disclosure
August 27, 2000
In January in this space, we praised the Securities and Exchange Commission and its chief Arthur Levitt for proposing “Regulation FD (Fair Disclosure)” to combat selective disclosure.
Short tracks welcome new neighbor
Lakeside track buzzing with business
August 27, 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. “Sorry,” he tells a reporter. “This is actually a pretty slow day.”
Submarine history runs deep
August 27, 2000
KDHE official disputes federal study’s ranking
August 27, 2000
By Dave Ranney Kansas experts are disputing a recent study that said Kansas nursing homes are woefully in some cases, dangerously understaffed. “We think the data they used is faulty,” said Patricia Maben, who oversees nursing-home inspections at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Hooked ‘Survivor’ fans renew their fix online
August 27, 2000
By now, everyone knows that Richard Hatch was the $1 million winner of “Survivor.” And although the summer’s hit reality show concluded its 13-week run on CBS Wednesday night, the addiction has not abated for many fans.
Bush, Gore campaigns push competing tax cut plans
Savings depend on deductions, income
August 27, 2000
Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush and Democratic candidate Al Gore are fiercely debating which tax cut proposal is best for the average American. Who’s right?
Civil rights King’s dream unrealized
Racial inequalities continue to tear at fabric of society
August 27, 2000
Thirty-seven years later, the son of Martin Luther King Jr. stood where his father stood and repeated his father’s challenge to the conscience of America: “I dare you to fulfill the dream.”
For coach, there is no place like Nebraska
August 27, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Back in February of 1998, Dave Gillespie left Kansas University’s football staff to become running backs coach at Nebraska, saying it ” seemed to be the right move for my family and myself at this time.”
E Street Band? Or E Street Banned?
Bruce Springsteen ponders what direction he should take next
August 27, 2000
It was the last night of Bruce Springsteen’s triumphant world tour — 16 sold-out months on the road with the reunited E Street Band. The Boss and his sidekicks, teary-eyed, held hands as the Madison Square Garden crowd screamed wildly.
Mammoth Poetry
Poet-park ranger draws inspiration from cave
August 27, 2000
The land slopes sharply downward, warm summer air gives way to a frigid blast, and out of the dense woodland a rugged rock staircase appears, winding down into the blackness. The staircase is framed by smooth beige stone that is the cave’s gaping mouth. On the clearest of mornings, dense fog still hovers about its entrance.
Business Briefs
August 27, 2000
Tigers climb out of cellar into race
August 27, 2000
They sank like a stone, dimming the luster of brand-new Comerica Park within weeks of its opening and leaving Detroit fans disappointed if not disgusted.
Business Briefcase
August 27, 2000
New center to offer Yoga, holistic healing. IRS offers seminars for e-filing taxes. Motley fool: Name that company.
There’s much to recommend today’s teens
August 27, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group In case you don’t at the moment have a teen-ager around, I send this bulletin from the front: Teens, despite all the testimony to the contrary, are actually human beings. Even quite delightful ones.
Debates fill vital campaign role
August 27, 2000
By Mark Shields Columnist for Creators Syndicate Republican Richard M. Nixon in 1968 was the last non-incumbent presidential candidate to refuse to debate his Democratic opponent, Hubert Humphrey. In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon became the last incumbent chief executive to refuse to debate his general election opponent.
Kansas City suffering from low self-esteem
August 27, 2000
By George Gurley Lawrence resident who writes a regular column for the Journal-World Parade an inferiority complex before the world and before long the world will become convinced that you are, in fact, inferior.
Nation Briefs
August 27, 2000
Hawaii: Sightseeing plane crashes. Phoenix: America West faces grounding. Los Angeles: GM aims to reduce smog.
Comets keep stranglehold on crown
Houston sweeps as Swoopes, Cooper provide punch in crunch time for fourth straight WNBA championship
August 27, 2000
It was only fitting. Sheryl Swoopes scored the final points and Cynthia Cooper grabbed the final rebound.
Spontaneous abstraction
Newcomer to Lawrence finding market for paintings
August 27, 2000
By Jan Biles Mari Pilar’s paintings are a metaphor of life: a constant shifting between the known and the unknown, creation and destruction, one perspective to another. “My painting is my spiritual practice,” she said. “It is a mirror for where I am, and I’m always looking in the mirror.”