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Californian needs Bush’s help
August 29, 2000
By George Will Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group When Tom Campbell, congressman from San Jose and Republican nominee against Sen. Dianne Feinstein, is reminded of 1992, the year he narrowly lost the nomination for the Senate, he murmurs, “Infandum … iubes renovare dolorem.” If your memory of Virgil is rusty, that means: Too deep for words is the grief you bid me to renew.
Marylee Hart
August 29, 2000
Jury deliberates in ex-sheriff’s perjury trial
August 29, 2000
After hearing closing arguments Monday, 12 jurors deliberated for five hours in the perjury trial of former Shawnee County Sheriff Dave Meneley, but quit for the day without a verdict.
Grandpa pleads to charge
August 29, 2000
By Joel Mathis A Lawrence man pleaded no contest Monday to the attempted rape of his granddaughter in 1998.
Police Blotter
August 29, 2000
Speaking out on violence
Marine tells of need to lead in preventing abuse
August 29, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Jackson Katz is looking for more than a few good men. Katz, director of the U.S. Marine Corps’ gender-violence prevention program, said Monday in Lawrence that the country needs to develop a peer culture that empowers millions of American men to speak out when violence invades their circle of family or friends.
Rams battle intense heat
August 29, 2000
Mike Martz, who likes his practices crisp and to the minute, finally had to apply the brakes.
Fire guts Lawrence home
Blaze chases assistant prosecutor, family from house
August 29, 2000
By Tom Meagher A late-night fire Monday at a South Lawrence home forced the evacuation of its four residents and roused a neighborhood of onlookers. About 11 p.m., smoke clouded the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive as Brenda and Jerry Little’s home burned at 3409 W. 24th Place. Four fire engines and two ambulances responded.
Pet caution also urged
Dogs at risk more than cats, vets say
August 29, 2000
By Richard Brack The blistering heat wave could be deadly for your pet, Lawrence veterinarians warn. “People are doing some crazy things,” said Melissa Young of Lawrence Veterinary Hospital. “They need to take precautions with their pets like they do for themselves.”
Quinney quiets Driscoll
August 29, 2000
With one dramatic, lightning-quick putt on the only hole of the day, Jeff Quinney won the U.S. Amateur, avoided a lifetime of “what ifs” and received a bonus a golfing date next year with Tiger Woods.
Galarraga suspended 3 games
Wasdin, Bell draw two-game penalties after Colorado-Atlanta fight
August 29, 2000
Braves first baseman Andres Galarraga was suspended for three games and fined Monday for charging the mound and fighting after John Wasdin hit him with a pitch last week at Colorado.
House GOP offers plan to raise minimum wage
August 29, 2000
House Speaker Dennis Hastert offered Monday to push legislation boosting the minimum wage by $1 throughout two years without making the increase contingent on two key tax cuts that drew objections from President Clinton. Democrats expressed cautious optimism that a deal could be struck.
QB Smith continues to suffer
KU’s Dyer receiving more repetitions
August 29, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Dylen Smith tried to return to Kansas University football practice on Monday. His return lasted about 30 minutes. Smith, who has been plagued with vomiting and headaches since Saturday, vomited on the KU practice fields again Monday and called it a day.
World Briefs
August 29, 2000
Ramsey lawyer sees little progress from interview
August 29, 2000
John and Patsy Ramsey’s attorney accused a prosecutor Monday of turning the Ramseys’ first interview with police in two years into a “fishing expedition” to prove the couple killed their daughter, JonBenet.
Baseball Briefs
August 29, 2000
Saints shuffle lineup
August 29, 2000
A day after the New Orleans Saints made mandatory cuts to bring the roster down to 53 players, the team continued shuffling its lineup Monday.
Steelers turn to Graham at QB
August 29, 2000
The Pittsburgh Steelers waited 11 games last season to bench quarterback Kordell Stewart. This time, it only took them until the end of the preseason.
Nebraska stays No. 1 in polls
Kansas State keeps No. 8 ranking in Associated Press, No. 9 in USA Today/ESPN
August 29, 2000
Nebraska and Florida State remained 1-2 in this week’s poll as the top 11 were unchanged from the preseason poll.
Mr. Big’ chosen to be ‘Best Man’
Sex and the City’ star Chris Noth to bring unique appeal to Gore Vidal play
August 29, 2000
Next month, Chris Noth will take the stage of the Victory Theater as a character who’s clad in arrogance and ambition, never mind a well-tailored suit. At one point, he’ll put this character’s mindset into words, saying, “I know how to maneuver, I know how to win.”
Recount finds fewer students
Decline could cost district $400,000
August 29, 2000
By Tim Carpenter A recount of Lawrence school district enrollment Monday revealed the student shortfall to be worse that previously thought. The follow-up survey showed there were 10,337 students in the district 25 fewer than reported in the first-day headcount last week and 174 fewer than the first-day tally one year ago.
Buyers complain about foul Furbies
What they’re really saying is ‘hug me’
August 29, 2000
From the beaks of Furbies comes filth? Not so, say the makers of the plush children’s toy accused of mumbling obscenities. “The toys say, ‘Hug me,’” said Lana Simon, director of public relations for the toy’s maker, Tiger Electronics Ltd. in Vernon Hills, Ill.
Prosecutors drop charges in robbery case
August 29, 2000
By Joel Mathis Prosecutors dropped robbery charges Monday against a man and woman accused of beating an elderly man amid doubts the incident ever happened. Michael T. Austin, 38, and Yvonne Smith, 33, each had been charged in Douglas County District Court with a felony count of aggravated robbery after a 73-year-old Lawrence man was found in mid-July unconscious in his apartment.
Business Briefcase
August 29, 2000
Daily ticker
August 29, 2000
SWB gains support for long-distance in Kansas
August 29, 2000
By Mark Fagan Southwestern Bell should be allowed to sell long-distance telephone service in Kansas, now that it has lost enough business to competitors, staffers at the Kansas Corporation Commission said Monday.
Job growth cools in Lawrence
Record demand nationwide not seen in city, survey says
August 29, 2000
By Mark Fagan Among the state’s larger cities, Lawrence employers have the stingiest hiring plans for this fall, according to a new survey. Thirteen percent of Lawrence employers plan to hire more workers during October, November and December, according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey from Manpower Inc. That’s down from the statewide average of 43 percent.
Plant could strangle job market
St. Joseph, Mo., may not have enough workers for hog company
August 29, 2000
Some people in St. Joseph worry there aren’t enough workers to fill a plant if Seaboard Farms decides to build in northwest Missouri.
Fox dreamin’ of Mamas and Papas movie
August 29, 2000
The story of the popular 1960s group the Mamas and the Papas will become a feature movie and while there’s a finite amount of rock ‘n’ roll, there should be no shortage of sex and drugs.
Town considers car-sharing plan
August 29, 2000
In a resort town where ski bums already share bunks, officials are considering a plan for sharing cars as well. The idea is that if residents of a house can sleep in shifts because of the housing shortage, a similar idea would work to solve the parking problem.
Carol Johnson
August 29, 2000
University of Colorado students riot in Boulder
August 29, 2000
Boulder police used tear gas to subdue about 1,000 University of Colorado rioters on University Hill early Sunday morning, the fifth riot since May 1997 in the area. Officials said they hadn’t expected any trouble before the Labor Day weekend.
Africa peace pact falters
President Clinton had hoped to witness signing Monday
August 29, 2000
Lending U.S. prestige to an effort to end one of Africa’s bloodiest wars, President Clinton and Nelson Mandela lectured warring factions from Burundi Monday on the consequences of the collapse of peace talks. Seven years of fighting between that land’s ethnic Tutsis and Hutus have killed 200,000 people.
Ball Four’ remains good read
Bouton’s book shook baseball world 30 years ago, making stars out of unlikely cast of characters
August 29, 2000
The pages have yellowed considerably since the book was purchased. It went for all of $1.25, which probably stretched my bank account in those days.
Heat testing water systems
City, rural districts struggle to meet high demand
August 29, 2000
By Mark Fagan If water customers in and around Lawrence don’t curtail usage voluntarily, officials may force them to cut back. Oppressive heat and dry weather is draining the last drops of capacity from area water systems. Lawrence pumped a record 25 million gallons of water Sunday, and surrounding rural water districts are struggling to keep up with demand.
Survey finds hazing at high school level
Students humiliated, beaten to join even church groups
August 29, 2000
Almost half the high school students who answered a nationwide survey said they were made to eat disgusting things, abuse alcohol or drugs or perform humiliating or illegal acts to join athletic teams, the band, even church groups, university researchers said Monday.
AL Roundup
August 29, 2000
NL Roundup
August 29, 2000
KU recruits won’t attend same events
August 29, 2000
By Gary Bedore Portland, Ore., blue-chip prep point guard Aaron Miles had hoped to attend the same Midnight Madness as his buddy Josh Childress.
Heat forces HINU to alter practice schedule
Drinking water being enforced as temperatures soar during drills
August 29, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Gary Tanner had some advice for his Haskell special teams players following Monday afternoon’s oven-like, hour-long practice.
Baseball union agrees to labor peace
August 29, 2000
Assuring baseball will have labor peace through next season, the players’ association on Monday exercised its option to extend the sport’s collective bargaining agreement through Oct. 31, 2001.
Garcia outlasts Woods
Tiger falls in prime-time match-play event
August 29, 2000
Sergio Garcia finally found the secret to beating Tiger Woods play him at night.Garcia outplayed Woods under the lights Monday night, stunning the world’s best player 1-up as golf returned to prime time in the “Battle at Bighorn.”
Congressional staff meets with tire company officials
August 29, 2000
Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/ Firestone offered conflicting information Monday about whether certain tires manufactured in Venezuela, reportedly linked to dozens of accidents there, met the right specifications.
Corso’s rental hit by lightning
Announcer’s vehicle only casualty during violent thunderstorm in Virginia
August 29, 2000
College football’s preseason is over, and thank goodness nobody got hurt. At least not too seriously.
Heat starts to exact its toll
Stay inside to beat high temperatures, experts say
August 29, 2000
By Tom Meagher At least two people suffered heat-related injuries during Monday’s record-breaking swelter. But while emergency doctors were busy, a Lawrence Memorial Hospital representative said emergency room doctors did not treat any cases of heat stroke, heat exhaustion or dehydration. The cases that did come in may have been illnesses exacerbated by the heat, said Belinda Rehmer, LMH spokeswoman.
Death Valley, Kansas
Lawrence is nation’s hot spot
August 29, 2000
By Dave Ranney Lawrence was hotter than Death Valley and most everywhere else in the country for the second straight day Monday. The 109-degree temperatures Sunday and Monday in Lawrence were record-setters for those dates.
Plant addresses neighbors concerns
Safety tops issues raised at public meeting between officials, residents
August 29, 2000
By Tom Meagher Lawrence resident Sherrie James went to a Monday night meeting wanting one assurance from Farmland Industries officials: That the plant would not harm the safety of her family and home.
Analyst forecasts decade-long oil boom
Natural gas prices also should rise, director of Kansas Geological Survey says
August 29, 2000
Massive fortunes will be made in oil production and its related services in the next 10 years as a new oil boom begins, an analyst told members of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Assn. on Monday.
Some risks still lure youths
August 29, 2000
By Philip Terzian Associate Editor of the Providence Journal Chroniclers of social trends will observe, with delight, two seemingly contradictory statistics. According to the experts, at a moment when the birth rate among teen-agers is at its lowest rate since 1957, the use of tobacco among undergraduates is at its highest rate in years. Progress on one front, regression on the other.
Quebec separatists lose steam
August 29, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn Columnists for United Feature Syndicate The movement for Quebec sovereignty rests on two main ideas: the preservation of the French language and of French-Canadian culture. Many French Canadians already look upon their province as a separate nation within English-speaking Canada.
Fight at hip-hop awards reflects on all blacks
August 29, 2000
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Columnist for the Miami Herald Here’s what they told us at the Million Man March in 1995: Police yourselves. No fighting. Don’t even litter. Otherwise, you know what “they” will say: See? I told you. Black men don’t know how to behave.
No privacy for victims
August 29, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Two murder suspects are trying for changes of venue in their proceedings. The requests should be denied. Attorneys for Kansas City area murder suspect John E. Robinson Sr. are trying to bar media access to their client’s October preliminary hearing.
Area Briefs
August 29, 2000
House not a dream when in-laws share every vacation
August 29, 2000
Lawrence Briefs
August 29, 2000
Nettie Burnsworth
August 29, 2000
Briefs
August 29, 2000
Ricky Skaggs’ salute to Bill Monroe not just for bluegrass fans
August 29, 2000
Ricky Skaggs knows bluegrass. He has played it since he was a child. Skaggs also knew Bill Monroe, the father of blue grass (as Monroe spelled it) music, who died in 1996. Skaggs was a child when he first met Monroe and played for him in his hometown of Martha, Ky.; he later shared the stage with him many times, at bluegrass festivals, concerts, the Grand Ole Opry and elsewhere.
County wants stricter dog law
Commission: Dangerous canine rule needs teeth
August 29, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Dangerous dogs come in all shapes and sizes, Douglas County commissioners agreed Monday. Even a Chihuahua could bite someone and be considered dangerous, though present county regulations only target pit bulls.
Abortion decision looms
Lawrence doctor’s hearing ends; ruling expected shortly
August 29, 2000
By Erwin Seba A decision is expected within two days about whether Lawrence’s only abortion provider can resume using a form of general sedation. If not, Dr. Kristin Neuhaus may have to close her practice, the only abortion clinic between Kansas City and Wichita, she testified in a Monday afternoon hearing here.
Capital hears from pastor, book author
Thomas Bird supporters campaign for freedom
August 29, 2000
Two men who say Thomas Bird was wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife brought their campaign to the Statehouse steps to promote a new book and their belief.
Chiefs to bring in guest speaker
August 29, 2000
A “mystery guest” will speak to Kansas City Chiefs players on Tuesday to help them deal with a tribute to the late Derrick Thomas planned for Sunday’s season-opening game.
Knight Commission back in session
Image of big-time college sports remains as tainted as ever after four years
August 29, 2000
It seemed a good idea when a group seeking to reform college sports suggested that university presidents not coaches, athletic directors or boosters should bear principal responsibility for how things are run.
UPN to air edited hip-hop awards show
Riot causes The Source to truncate its annual ceremony
August 29, 2000
There’s a riot goin’ on. But you won’t see it as UPN airs a truncated version of “The Source Hip-Hop Awards 2000” (7 p.m., UPN). The awards, held last Tuesday night in Pasadena, Calif., were cut short when, according to published reports, more than 75 participants rushed the stage and police and officials decided to end the show.
Horoscopes
August 29, 2000
Venus Williams struggles in victory
France’s Sidot rallies, but still loses in straight sets; Agassi routs Stanford wild-card Kim at U.S. Open
August 29, 2000
Too eager and much too wild, Venus Williams nearly turned her bid for a 20th straight match victory into a first-round debacle at the U.S. Open.
IOC approves drug testing
Banned drug erythropoietin is no-no for athletes at Olympics
August 29, 2000
The centerpiece of the biggest anti-doping program in Olympic history won final approval Monday.
Plane damage puzzling
Engine break-up forced jet to make emergency landing
August 29, 2000
The front of a Boeing 747 engine that broke apart shortly after takeoff had been damaged, investigators said Monday, and they were trying to determine whether a bird could have been pulled into the engine.
Window on world closed
Russian TV outage leaves information void
August 29, 2000
For residents of a city that has seen two coup attempts in the last decade and a recent string of deadly bombings, television screens suddenly going blank was an ominous sign. So when Muscovites found out the cause was a fire in the capital’s television tower, their first reaction was relief.
News Briefs
August 29, 2000
Apparent murder-suicide stuns Arkansas campus
August 29, 2000
A longtime professor and a graduate student who had been taking classes for 10 years were shot to death Monday at the University of Arkansas in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said.
Farmers’ Almanac predicts mild winter
August 29, 2000
Keep those mittens, snowblowers and heavy coats in storage: We might be in for a balmy winter. The publishers of the Farmers’ Almanac, using a formula known to only two people, predict another moderate winter as a follow-up to last year’s warmest winter on record.
Virginia Tech-Georgia Tech makeup sure thing
August 29, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Random reflections while wondering if I’ll ever use that ice scraper under the front seat of my car again.
People
August 29, 2000
Briefly
August 29, 2000
Voucher study shows gains for black students
August 29, 2000
A study that measured the effect of school vouchers on student performance found that black students performed better on standardized tests after switching to private schools.
Spending rises, savings fall in July
August 29, 2000
American consumers went on a buying binge in July ratcheting up spending twice as fast as their incomes grew, and driving down the nation’s personal savings rate to a record low.
Old Home Town - 40 and 100 years ago today
August 29, 2000
Fitting tribute
August 29, 2000