Advertisement

Archive for Monday, August 28, 2000

All stories

Record-breaking temperatures scorch Lawrence area
Weather forecast calls for more dry, hot conditions
August 28, 2000
By Tom MeagherSunday’s temperatures in Lawrence broke an area record, and meteorologists believe the “blast furnace” weather will continue through this week. About 4 p.m., temperatures peaked in Lawrence at 109, shattering the previous record of 107 set in 1983. In Topeka, the heat soared to 108 degrees, breaking the record there as well. The worst, however, is expected to come today.
World Briefs
August 28, 2000
Colombia: Massacres precede Clinton visit. Somalia: First president in decade inaugurated. Israel: Three soldiers die in botched raid.
Dominant Woods tough to cover
Wasp sting music to reporters’ ears over weekend as Tiger continues to dominate PGA Tour
August 28, 2000
I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
Museums slow to relinquish Indian bones
August 28, 2000
The return of Ishi’s remains to his Indian homeland 80 years after scientists removed his brain in the interests of science has drawn new attention to the quest to retrieve ancestral bones from museum basements.
Flag battle barely stirs breeze
Georgia sees little effort to remove the Confederate emblem
August 28, 2000
Often lost among the four flags standing outside Rep. Cynthia McKinney’s Washington office is the one that’s missing.
Wind whips up firestorm in South Dakota
August 28, 2000
Firefighters were on their guard Sunday as 30 mph wind gusts threatened to worsen wildfires that have turned hundreds of thousands of acres of forest to ash.
Argument causes bitter rift for mother and daugher-in-law
August 28, 2000
Business Briefcase
August 28, 2000
Human Resources Identity Shredding CEOs Sticking Around
People, Faces & Things
August 28, 2000
Fire knocks out Russian landmark, TV
August 28, 2000
Fire spread relentlessly through the Ostankino television tower, the world’s second-tallest freestanding structure, and blazed into the early morning today as hopes faded for four people believed trapped in an elevator hundreds of feet above the ground.
Williams pinches A’s
New York pinch-hitter drives in go-ahead run
August 28, 2000
Phillies flip Giants, 2-1
Abreu’s inside-the-park homer game winner
August 28, 2000
Area Briefs
August 28, 2000
Circus prepares to set up big top at county fairgrounds. Store pledges $10,000 to after-school programs. Cancellation: Lawrence commissioners won’t meet this week.
Briefly
August 28, 2000
Ripken planning to play in 2001 Chicago’s White out for the season
Humane Society, elderly share love of animals
Presbyterian Manor residents knitting ‘snuggles’ for frequent, furry visitors
August 28, 2000
By Tom Meagher Moving into a retirement center can be difficult for pet lovers. To help ease the move, Presbyterian Manor has teamed up with the Lawrence Humane Society. Several Humane Society volunteers share the shelter’s pets with some of the retirement home’s 180 residents.
Homeless Americans find pets help and hinder
August 28, 2000
Cindy Greaney is grateful to have friends like Baron and Minni. Her dogs keep her warm, protect her at night, and give the 36-year-old homeless woman a reason to keep going. It matters little that her pets prevent her from entering a homeless shelter, moving into low-income housing or taking odd jobs.
Horoscopes
August 28, 2000
Salina commissioners surprised by residents’ opposition to improvements
August 28, 2000
A few vocal residents of a hidden neighborhood here have surprised the Salina City Commission with their negative responses to a proposed $1 million in improvements.
Kansas’ Collison to face Dream Team
KU’s sophomore forward in Hawaii to practice, scrimmage with U.S. men’s Olympic basketball squad
August 28, 2000
By Gary Bedore Nick Collison is off to Hawaii for practices against the United States men’s Olympic basketball team. Collison, Kansas University’s 6-foot-9 sophomore forward, left Kansas City International on Sunday for the long flight to Honolulu, site of the week-long U.S. Select team practices versus the “Dream Team.”
Falcons can former first-round pick
August 28, 2000
One of the things that hurt Dan Reeves in Denver and New York was trying to get involved in personnel decisions as well as coaching.
Kansas City Zoo welcomes birth of black rhinoceros
Newborn seen as key to preserving endangered species
August 28, 2000
She came into the world at 65 pounds. Her significance in the animal world is even bigger. She is an eastern black rhinoceros that is part of an international effort to preserve a critically endangered species.
Rebels free five captives
Pizza, cheeseburgers greet freedom
August 28, 2000
Five foreign hostages released by Muslim rebels walked into freedom Sunday looking stunned, some in tears and leaving family members still captive in the jungle on a remote Philippine island.
Historic Civil War sites bring visitors to Lecompton
August 28, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Restoration of the structure thought to be this historic town’s first is helping draw visitors from far away to this quiet riverside setting famous for a bloody past. “We’ve had quite a number of interesting visits by people who have made an effort to come to Lecompton,” said Paul Bahnmaier, director of the Lecompton Historical Society.
Sideline
August 28, 2000
Ex-Jayhawk Gogel struggling on PGA Tour Illinois soccer team blanks KU women
Extreme Weather’ is breath of fresh air
ESPN’s ‘Season’ explores true-life drama of high school football
August 28, 2000
As Joni Mitchell sang, “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now.” Well, look again. “Ultimate Guide: Extreme Weather” (8 p.m., Discovery, TV-G) shows how those puffy wisps of water can turn into deadly, lightening-dispensing killing machines.
City Police Blotter
August 28, 2000
Chiefs cut Dishman
Kansas City slices 17 players, whittles roster to 53 players
August 28, 2000
Cris Dishman, a 12-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowl cornerback, was cut Sunday by a Kansas City Chiefs team that will be one of the youngest in the NFL.
Property tax rate to see small decrease
August 28, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Lawrence property owners who suffered through a 7 percent increase in the overall property tax rate last year can enjoy a slight drop this year. That won’t mean most Lawrence residents will be paying less in property taxes, however. Rising property values will ensure that.
Theater fans still like to drive in
August 28, 2000
The Chisholm Trail Drive-In Theatre has FM sound and a new screen, but little else has changed since it started showing movies 50 years ago. The drive-in, one of about a dozen left in the state and about 520 across the country, still offers a cheaper alternative to indoor theaters. And some viewers still try to sneak in, while others pay more attention to their dates than the movies.
Players re-create barnstorming tour
High school students tracing movement of Negro League players
August 28, 2000
A group of nine high school students from the northwest have completed a 4,500-mile bicycle ride in which they attempted to re-create the barnstorming tours of the old Negro teams.
Illness rears head
Tuberculosis has resurgence in Kansas
August 28, 2000
Once relegated to darkened rooms and sanitariums, tuberculosis has returned to Kansas as a public health threat driven by changing immigration trends and a beleaguered rural medical system.
Fed decision a boon to Gore
August 28, 2000
By Robert Reno Newsday The last economic obstacle to the election of Albert Gore was cleared last week when the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee decided not to raise interest rates.
Drug plan really about politics
August 28, 2000
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group President Clinton bought $1.3 billion worth of political cover last week by giving final authorization to a controversial anti-drug aid package for Colombia. He will visit, ever so briefly, that South American country on Aug. 30 to check on his investment.
Pastor preaches freedom for friend
Caged Bird’ promotes innocence of convict
August 28, 2000
Fifteen years after Thomas Bird was convicted of murdering his wife, a longtime friend plans to bike through eastern Kansas to promote a new book that maintains he’s innocent.
Clinton treated like royalty in Nigeria
The president spoke out against AIDS and enjoyed a small village’s hospitality on Sunday
August 28, 2000
Africans must “break the silence” about AIDS or risk losing hard-fought democratic and economic gains, President Clinton said Sunday as the White House highlighted more than $20 million in U.S. aid to fight AIDS, malaria and other diseases devastating Africa.
Robert Florence
August 28, 2000
Irene Ann Dressler
August 28, 2000
Roadwork Ahead
August 28, 2000
Following is a list of construction projects that will affect traffic this week in the Lawrence area.
Acoustic instrument players earn awards at championships
August 28, 2000
Here are the results of this weekend’s Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships in Lawrence.
USC stings Penn State in Kickoff Classic, 29-5
No. 15 Trojans outrush No. 22 Nittany Lions, 164-6
August 28, 2000
Sultan McCullough proved he’s more than a track star playing football.
BCA Classic postponed by storm
August 28, 2000
Michael Vick was upstaged by Mother Nature.
Hakkinen extends lead
August 28, 2000
Mika Hakkinen passed Michael Schumacher with four laps left Sunday to win the Belgian Grand Prix and extend his lead in the Formula One drivers’ standings.
Tiger to take on Garcia in TV event
August 28, 2000
Perhaps the people putting together Tiger Woods’ latest prime-time show should have waited a little longer to pick his opponent.
Cheney attacks Gore on military issues
August 28, 2000
In recruiting, retention, morale and combat readiness, the U.S. military has serious problems that Vice President Al Gore either doesn’t understand or has “chosen not to tell the truth about,” Republican vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney said Sunday.
Report: FBI intelligence effort rises sharply
August 28, 2000
The number of FBI intelligence officers has grown almost fivefold during the Clinton administration, but internal security and terrorism cases accounted for only 45 of the FBI’s 12,730 convictions in 1998, a Syracuse University research center reported Sunday.
Scientists nose around into pheromone gene
August 28, 2000
Scientists have identified the first human gene that may be linked to pheromones, odorless molecules that in other animals trigger primal urges including sex, defense and kinship.
Record rain leaves millions homeless in India
August 28, 2000
Monsoon rains washed away homes, roads and villages in eastern India during the past week, leaving hundreds of thousands of people to drink contaminated flood water and eat snails and tadpoles to survive.
Couple takes gamble on golf course ownership
August 28, 2000
Chris Flattery is a lawyer who wound up with a golf course. His wife, Vickie, had a family that owned Ottaway Amusement Co., an organization that supplies rides and booths to events like state and county fairs all over the Midwest.
Gambill seeks breakthrough
August 28, 2000
When Pete Sampras dubbed Jan-Michael Gambill the future of American men’s tennis after a tough quarterfinal match at Wimbledon, it was a compliment that could be taken different ways.
Contest heats up
Acoustic instruments fill park with music
August 28, 2000
By Tom Meagher Despite Sunday afternoon temperatures that peaked at 109, hundreds of people made their way to South Park to enjoy the twang of banjos, guitars and other acoustic instruments. The 20th annual Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships culminated Sunday with 43 bluegrass and old-time musicians competing in seven categories.
Cheerleader spoof brings on the audiences
August 28, 2000
Three cheers for “Bring It On.” The spoof about high school pep squads competing for a national championship debuted as the top film at the box office over the weekend with $17.4 million in revenues, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Biographer impeaches Nixon character
A new book says the former president beat his wife and took drugs
August 28, 2000
A new biography asserts that Richard Nixon over many years took a mood-altering drug without a prescription and that he beat his wife at times of personal crisis a claim a Nixon intimate calls “inconceivable.”
Nation Briefs
August 28, 2000
Louisiana: Miss Pennsylvania named Miss Teen USA. New Mexico: Family loses custody of overweight toddler. Washington, D.C.: Marines ground three types of aircraft.
Property tax rate sees small decrease
August 28, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Lawrence property owners who suffered through a 7 percent increase in the overall property tax rate last year can enjoy a slight drop this year. That won’t mean most Lawrence residents will be paying less in property taxes, however. Rising property values will ensure that.
Violent crime numbers still falling
Government survey shows 10 percent drop
August 28, 2000
The dramatic decline in crime the nation experienced during the 1990s continued last year, as the U.S. Justice Department reported the rate of violent crimes fell by 10 percent in 1999.
Smith ailing week before KU’s opener
Jayhawk quarterback leaves practice early
August 28, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Dylen Smith picked a bad time to suffer his first heat-related woes of the preseason. He left Saturday’s practice early after feeling dizzy and did not attend the Get Ready Rally at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night a week to the day from Kansas University’s football season opener at Southern Methodist.
Woods wins by 11 strokes
Tiger finishes NEC Invitational 21 strokes under par with final round 67
August 28, 2000
Even in near darkness, there was no mistaking Tiger Woods. He was a silhouette in the fairway, 168 yards from the green, trying to complete another landslide victory.
Venus on fire
But sister Serena could offer challenge for title
August 28, 2000
The anguish was undeniable on Venus Williams’ face. With a dark hood shielding her head but not her heart, Williams watched as her little sister Serena defied the family’s hierarchy to win last year’s U.S. Open over Martina Hingis, who had beaten Venus in the semifinals.
Election battle
August 28, 2000
Poetic warning
August 28, 2000
There’s enough reality off TV
August 28, 2000
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate I must be the only person in America who hasn’t watched one minute of “Survivor.” I didn’t even watch the finale. What happened? Did Dr. Richard Kimball find the one-armed man?
Old Home Town: 25, 40 and 100 years ago
August 28, 2000
High tech and homesick
Web helps Indians stay connected to culture
August 28, 2000
When Anjali Sikka’s husband got a job at Microsoft three years ago, she had to leave friends, family and the security she felt in her hometown in India. Rather than lose sight of the culture left behind by Sikka and other transplants lured by the high-tech industry, Indians in Seattle are networking and starting businesses — from restaurants to movie theaters — that give them a taste of home.
Millionaire’ is final answer to parodies
Compubug
August 28, 2000
Move over Death and Taxes, there’s a third certainty: Regis Philbin and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” Reminders of the thrice-weekly TV game show seem to be everywhere, and its catch-phrase, “Is that your final answer?” has infected the language like a virus.
Web Winners takes on work world
August 28, 2000
Work stinks. For proof, see some of the items on the “Shocking Stories” Web page. We searched for sites offering advice, humor, and examples of lousy jobs. Here’s what we found.
The world is going flat
Flat-screen technology makes the most of HDTV
August 28, 2000
If you’ve got an extra $22,000 lying around, then you’ve got enough money to buy yourself a plasma TV. Plasma TVs are those really cool, flat television screens that you can actually hang on a wall like a framed picture. And, unless you hang out in the homes of dot-com millionaires, that’s likely the only place you’ve seen them.
Software is more than just a flash in the pan
Tech Check
August 28, 2000
By Dave Toplikar Tech Check The name sounds like something exciting and spectacular is about to happen — Flash. And like an electrical storm crackling and booming through a muggy summer night, it can bring excitement to mundane Web sites. If you’ve been cruising online lately, you might have seen some sites experimenting more with the latest generation of Flash software.
Bring it On’ is something to cheer about
August 28, 2000
“This is not a democracy, it’s a cheer-ocracy,” explains Torrance “Tor” Shipman (Kirsten Dunst), the preternaturally perky cheerleading captain who deploys cheer-speak with the same kind of catty elan that marked the teen cant of “Clueless.
On the money
August 28, 2000
Looking for a few tips on which stocks deserve your attention? How about insights on market trends? Several sites on the World Wide Web contain analysis and advice from experts on where your next investment might lie. While investment advice holds no guarantees, it may be worth a moment of your time to see what the experts have to say.
KU fans pack stadium for rally
Pre-season event draws nearly 6,000 students, fans to cheer Jayhawk football squad
August 28, 2000
By Tom Meagher Nearly 6,000 people crowded the new turf Saturday night at Memorial Stadium, playing games, getting autographs and cheering on the new Jayhawk football squad for the 2000 Get Ready Rally.
Investors should be aware of high-rate ‘20-year’ CDs
Staying ahead
August 28, 2000
Beware, beware, of financial firms selling high-rate certificates of deposit. I don’t mean banks, I mean brokers. They’re advertising terrific deals, on what seem to be one-year CDs. In fact, these CDs may not mature for 20 or 30 years.
Callers switching to wireless
Simplicity, reduced costs entice consumers to hang up traditional phones
August 28, 2000
Confusing local calling areas. Three different companies for local and toll calls, long-distance service and a cellular phone. The promise of a simple calling plan and the possibility of cheaper rates. Such are the reasons people across the country are cutting cords to their traditional phones at home, and turning instead to wireless models for personal calls.
Technology Briefs
August 28, 2000
A daily dose of free. Names galore. Visual search pleasures.
Kansas City survives Sox, heat
Royals 11, Red sox 7
August 28, 2000
Dan Reichert stepped on the scales and could hardly believe what he saw. After pitching against Boston for almost two hours in strength-sapping 100-degree heat, Kansas City’s thin young right-hander weighed exactly what he’d weighed before the game.
Traffic game
August 28, 2000
Laid-back drivers
August 28, 2000
Foxes in the henhouse
Kansas will make a grave mistake if it allows prisoners to use computer systems to aid a telemarketing firm.
August 28, 2000
Journal-World Editorial It’s been the subject of a number of television shows and movies: A scenario in which convicts are allowed to operate computer systems with close ties to “the outside.” Predictable problems generally result.