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Rollover sends two to hospitals
Accident closes U.S. 40 west of city for an hour
August 30, 2000
By Tom Meagher A rollover Tuesday evening on U.S. Highway 40 west of Lawrence sent a Topeka woman to the Kansas University Medical Center by helicopter.
Commissioners look at rezoning development
August 30, 2000
Douglas County commissioners will consider rezoning 52 acres south of Lawrence for a residential development at tonight’s meeting.
Missouri executes man who killed three family members
August 30, 2000
A man was executed by injection early Wednesday for killing a woman and her two sons during a 1992 robbery because he feared the family would identify him.
City Police Blotter
August 30, 2000
Wizards want Ewing
August 30, 2000
The Washington Wizards and New York Knicks are talking about a trade that would send veteran Knicks center Patrick Ewing to Washington, a league source familiar with the discussions confirmed Tuesday.
Firefighting burns holes in Montana budget
August 30, 2000
Montana’s governor asked President Clinton to declare Montana a federal disaster area Tuesday because of its huge wildfires, as exhausted firefighters looked hopefully toward the weekend and the possibility of rain.
Sweeney impresses Twins as Royals take 7-3 triumph
August 30, 2000
Mike Sweeney made quite an impression on Minnesota manager Tom Kelly. Sweeney hit a two-run double and Blake Stein allowed five hits in 62/3 innings as the Kansas City Royals used two big innings to beat the Twins, 7-3, Tuesday night.
Vandy’s Hammond critical
August 30, 2000
Vanderbilt University football player Luke Hammond was in critical condition Tuesday after falling 100 feet down a dormitory elevator shaft.
Alcohol trash
August 30, 2000
Heart drug proven effective
August 30, 2000
A new heart drug has proven effective in treating people with severe heart failure, reducing deaths by 35 percent, research shows.
Narcolepsy cause theorized
August 30, 2000
A chemical that transmits signals in the brain — discovered just two years ago — may hold clues to the cause of the rare but dangerous disease narcolepsy.
Ku Briefs
August 30, 2000
Three professors to be $5,000 richer . KU announces judges for annual arts show.
JonBenet’s parents questioned by police
August 30, 2000
Expressing confidence that they had aided the investigation of their daughter’s murder, John and Patsy Ramsey said they nonetheless doubted that two days of questioning had lifted the “umbrella of suspicion” shrouding the couple since JonBenet was found dead nearly four years ago.
Texas farmers seek help
August 30, 2000
Samie Erwin’s peanut crop usually is knee-high and green by now, his watermelons plump and ripening on the vine.
Christian group glad for endorsement
August 30, 2000
Republican vice presidential hopeful Dick Cheney gave the Fellowship of Christian Athletes a boost, organization officials said Tuesday, when he chose the group’s national headquarters as the site for a speech on teaching character in schools.
Clues sought at campus shooting
University of Arkansas grad student had been dropped before killings
August 30, 2000
An attache case found near the bodies of a professor and a graduate student killed in an apparent murder-suicide held 90 rounds of ammunition and a letter telling the student he had been kicked out of the graduate program.
L.A. police face possible racketeering charges from corruption probe
August 30, 2000
Already rocked by the city’s worst police scandal, the Los Angeles Police Department faces the threat of legal action under the same racketeering laws used to prosecute mobsters and criminal organizations.
Textbook sticker shock binds college students’ wallets
August 30, 2000
Three days after fall semester classes began at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Joe Dilwood still hadn’t bought his books. He wasn’t procrastinating he was saving up.
Welfare reform falls short, groups say
August 30, 2000
By Dave Ranney Kansas’ welfare reform polices are hurting thousands of children whose parents are trapped in low-paying jobs, according to a study released Tuesday by a coalition of advocacy groups.
State board deals doctor a setback
Abortion provider still can’t use general sedation; practice’s future remains in limbo
August 30, 2000
By Erwin Seba A state board Tuesday told Lawrence’s only abortion provider she cannot administer general sedation to patients until she demonstrates that she follows national standards for its use.
Bert Nash battles to keep state grant
Juvenile Justice wants $34,000 paid back
August 30, 2000
By Mike Belt Pay up or else. That was the tone of a recent letter the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center received demanding that it return more than $34,000 in grant money to the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority.
Heat pulls plug on fountain
August 30, 2000
By Erwin Seba Call it the Chi Omega dry concrete bowl until further notice. The Chi Omega Fountain is being turned off along with other fountains on the Kansas University campus as the university reduces water usage to help Lawrence avoid rationing or water rate increases.
KU student’s death detailed
Prosecutors say angry driving lead to fatal Aug. 12 crash
August 30, 2000
By Joel Mathis In the final moments of her life, prosecutors say, Laura Leftwich had a close view of an angry road encounter between rival drivers on the Kansas Turnpike.
Suffering a brownout
Dry, hot weather robbing plants of life
August 30, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood It takes a drive in the country to really see the effects of the scorching weather on plants, says Bruce Chladny, Douglas County horticulture extension agent. That’s where the hedgerows of oak, Osage orange and hackberry appear pale yellow instead of their usual lush green.
Clinton court filing fights disbarment
August 30, 2000
President Clinton said Tuesday that he should not be disbarred concerning testimony in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case, telling a judge that losing his license is too harsh a penalty.
High court bans medical marijuana in California
August 30, 2000
The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred distribution of marijuana to people in California whose doctors recommend it for medicinal purposes.
Tiahrt says he’s ‘concerned’ about Bush-Gore debates
Kansas congressman says Republicans should get credit for budget surplus, advocates flat national sales tax
August 30, 2000
U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt said he’s “very concerned” about how Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush will fare when he squares off in debates against Democratic opponent Al Gore.
Veteran shares flag etiquette with pupils
Fourth-graders learn from sergeant
August 30, 2000
A former Army drill sergeant has found a new batch of recruits. Their mission: not to be good soldiers, but to be good custodians of the nation’s symbol of freedom.
Will NAIA leave Tulsa?
Eighteen cities try to lure group
August 30, 2000
Eighteen cities are looking to lure the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and its national men’s basketball tournament from Tulsa.
Olympic Briefs
August 30, 2000
Forest valuation challenged
August 30, 2000
National forests are far more valuable for their recreation, wildlife and water quality than for timber, minerals and cattle grazing, according to a report released Tuesday by the Sierra Club.
Pricey pies pose problem
Australians upset about soaring cost of humble meat treats
August 30, 2000
The humble meat pie is the snack of choice for Australian sports fans, as ubiquitous at stadiums Down Under as the hot dog is at American ballparks.
Daltrey waits for right script on who Moon was
August 30, 2000
You can argue all you want whether Keith Moon was rock’s greatest drummer or its sloppiest — or both. But there’s no debating that he was one of the most colorful men to ever whack a high-hat.
Sales of new homes hit 7-year high in July
Consumer confidence remains near record levels despite missing analysts’ expectations
August 30, 2000
U.S. sales of new homes soared in July and consumer confidence in the economy stayed close to a record high, government and private reports said Tuesday. New home sales jumped a larger-than-expected 14.7 percent last month to an annual rate of 944,000, after dropping 7.1 percent in June, the Commerce Department said. The increase was the biggest since April 1993.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
August 30, 2000
Airlines look at seat spacing
August 30, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn Columnists for United Feature Syndicate The average airline seat in coach class today has only 31 to 32 inches between it and the seat in front of it. These chairs can recline between 4 to 6 inches, which invades the personal space of the person in back.
Business Briefcase
August 30, 2000
Cheney’s speech ‘low-key’
GOP vice presidential nominee appears before Fellowship of Christian Athletes
August 30, 2000
Dick Cheney says he’s a “man of few words” who prefers low-key campaign events without a lot of hoopla, unlike his Democratic rival. “It’s sort of in keeping with my quiet, low-key demeanor,” the Republican vice presidential candidate said Tuesday after brief remarks to a Christian athletic group. “I come from the West, a man of few words.”
Heat sends students on classroom sojourn
Equipment breakdowns for many to relocate
August 30, 2000
By Mike Belt and Tim Carpenter When the classrooms get hot, the students get moving. In Lawrence and across the area, educators are doing what they can to keep classes going despite record-breaking heat — even if it means relocating classes.
Brief course on Aussies debunks myths
PBS attempts to teach America about ‘real’ Australia
August 30, 2000
“Crocodile Dundee” did a lot to endear Australia to the Americans. But his “g’day” bravado and cheery one-upmanship was all a pack of lies. So says art and social critic Robert Hughes in his new six-part series “Australia: Beyond the Fatal Shore,” which makes its premiere Sept. 5 on PBS.
Buzz proves wrong: ‘Space Cowboys’ ropes ‘em in
August 30, 2000
“Space Cowboys” was supposed to be a big flop as far as most of Hollywood was concerned. Conventional wisdom suggests that in an era when youth-appeal films are driving the box office, those aimed at older audiences don’t have a shot at doing much business — especially if they’re cast with aging movie stars.
Friends and Neighbors
August 30, 2000
Topeka West trips LHS soccer, 4-2
August 30, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High dominated Topeka West in the final 40 minutes on Tuesday at the Youth Sports Inc. field. Unfortunately, the first 40 minutes were a bust for the Lions.
New look for Boschee
August 30, 2000
Jeff Boschee is still trying to figure out his best look with hair or without.
Pope condemns human cell cloning
August 30, 2000
Pope John Paul II endorsed voluntary organ donation Tuesday as “a genuine act of love” but condemned the cloning of human cells to make life-saving transplants.
How soon we forget
PBS documentary looks at ‘The Fall of Newt Gingrich’
August 30, 2000
Remember impeachment? It may have happened less than two years ago, but no one wants to utter the word. The timely documentary, “The Fall of Newt Gingrich” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings) may explain why.
Farmhouse Fresh
Author takes series to Italy
August 30, 2000
Susan Herrmann Loomis knows her way around farmhouse cooking. A seasoned cookbook author, Loomis wrote the “Farmhouse Cookbook” (1991) and “French Farmhouse Cookbook” (1996). Now she has taken on the cuisine of Italy’s countryside with “Italian Farmhouse Cookbook” (Workman, $28.95 hardback, $16.95 paperback).
Soup combines Southwest and summer fruit
August 30, 2000
This chilled nectarine soup combines summer fruits with Southwestern flavors. It can be served at a brunch, a garden party or an evening meal. The cilantro and red pepper flakes help make the soup a great accompaniment to smoked meats or grilled vegetables.
When packing food for a road trip, keep your cool
Cooking Q & A
August 30, 2000
By Susan Krumm Cooking Q&A For a four-hour drive, food must be handled properly to keep it safe from spoilage and food-borne bacteria. Leftover foods should be divided into small, shallow containers and cooled to 41 F or below in the refrigerator prior to the trip.
White chili is perfect food for football
Kitchen & Garden
August 30, 2000
Kitchen & Garden Gwyn Mellinger In a game of free associations, autumn and the start of a new school year mean football, and football suggests tailgating and Sunday afternoons in front of the television. It’s also the season for eating chili.
Tid Bits
August 30, 2000
Some like it hot, but most of you don’t. So says Taco Bell, which reports that it goes through 5.2 billion packets of hot sauce a year. About 2.6 billion of those are “Mild,” 1.8 billion are medium spicy “Hot,” and 800 million are five-alarm, gimme-some-water “Fire,” Taco Bell tells USA Weekend.
Book offers a rustic taste of Italy
August 30, 2000
Antonella DiRosolini’s Lush Tomato Salad Green Beans with Pancetta Tuscan ‘Wild Boar’ Stew
Scientist’s release expected soon
August 30, 2000
Barring an appeal by the government, fired Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Wen Ho Lee should be free on bail by Friday, a federal judge said Tuesday. A prosecutor said the government is likely to appeal.
Food Briefs
August 30, 2000
Too hot off the grill Propose a toast New-age supermarkets
Daily Ticker
August 30, 2000
Natural gas prices could rise 50 percent this winter, officials say
August 30, 2000
The temperature outside climbed into the high 90s, but a group of legislators spent Tuesday discussing a cold-weather problem. What members of the Special Committee on Utilities heard was enough to send a chill through anyone, even on a sweltering August day: Consumers are likely to be socked hard by high natural gas prices this winter.
Willie’ fire becomes Montana’s top priority
August 30, 2000
A fast-moving wildfire closed the scenic Beartooth Highway to Yellowstone National Park and threatened up to 150 houses Monday, some of them million-dollar trophy homes in the Montana woods.
Peru gives American new trial
Lori Berenson was convicted of treason for her alleged role supporting rebels
August 30, 2000
More than four years after hooded military judges convicted American Lori Berenson of planning a rebel attack raising an outcry from Washington Peru’s military overturned her life sentence and cleared the way for a new civilian trial, officials said Monday.
Debate on debates rages again
August 30, 2000
By Larry Eichel Columnist amd editorial-board member for the Philadelphia Inquirer In 1987, leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties formed the Commission on Presidential Debates. They had two goals in mind: To make it unthinkable for any major party candidate to try to avoid debating. To limit the quadrennial hassling over sites, dates and formats.
Campaign battlegrounds abound
August 30, 2000
By David Broder Columnist with Washington Post Writers Group To the surprise of no one, Michigan is up for grabs in the presidential race. And so are enough other big states to make the outcome of the race between George W. Bush and Al Gore tantalizingly uncertain.
Going to the well
August 30, 2000
As Lawrence’s growth continues to outpace projections, the importance of water to the city’s future continues to rise.
Horoscopes
August 30, 2000
Listen to therapist in weighing decision to divorce mate
August 30, 2000
Legislators negotiate water standards with EPA
August 30, 2000
How to best implement proposed water quality standards was the topic of discussion Tuesday among federal regulators, state officials and about 35 legislators. Farmers and state officials have expressed concerns about the proposed regulations from the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
World Briefs
August 30, 2000
Berlin: Catholic church to pay WWII victims. Libya: Gadhafi praised for hostages’ release. Peru: ‘New evidence’ required retrial, president said.
Nation Briefs
August 30, 2000
San Francisco: Judge allows class-action case against Microsoft. Los Angeles: Rock ‘n’ roll producer Jack Nitzsche dies. Washington, D.C.: First virus reported for Palm computers.
Night golf may be wave of future
Success of Woods’ exhibition match against Garcia has executives pondering money-making matches
August 30, 2000
The “Battle at Bighorn” might have shed some light on the future of golf.
AL Roundup
August 30, 2000
People, Faces & Things
August 30, 2000
SAT math scores rise
Verbal scores continue to hold steady nationwide
August 30, 2000
The average SAT math score reached a 30-year high in 2000, continuing a decade of improvement with a three-point increase this year, The College Board announced Tuesday. But the average score on the verbal section of the college placement exam remained unchanged for the fifth straight year.
Rural education lags behind, report claims
Education Department ranks states on quality, cites needs for improvement
August 30, 2000
Eight Southern states and the Dakotas lead an advocacy group’s list of troubled rural K-12 public education. The current national debate on school quality isn’t addressing the problem, the group contends.
Survivor’ a showcase for greed, malice
August 30, 2000
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel Ten lessons culled from “Survivor”:
Serena makes fashion, tennis statements
August 30, 2000
Never shy, Serena Williams arrived in defense of her U.S. Open title resplendent in tie-dyed lilac and black, and flashing a pert smile that bespoke the confidence of a champion.
Bush, Gore debate style of debates
Timing, style, number all at issue
August 30, 2000
Seeking to put pressure on George W. Bush, Vice President Al Gore’s campaign chairman Tuesday formally endorsed a plan from the Commission on Presidential Debates for a series of prime-time televised forums this fall and called on the Texas governor to agree quickly to participate.
District weighs Raintree aid
Promise to sell building bears on board’s decision
August 30, 2000
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board is juggling a promise to district voters and a desire to help youngsters at a burned-out private school. At issue is use of the district’s old administration headquarters at 3705 Clinton Parkway.
HHS cites Kansas adoption program
Federal audit finds foster care problems
August 30, 2000
A federal audit has turned up record-keeping problems in the state’s foster care and adoption programs, the head of the state’s social service agency said.
Mergers brewing in wine industry
August 30, 2000
U.S. wine companies’ share prices climbed Tuesday after two foreign firms announced plans to acquire California-based vintners, fueling speculation about further takeovers.
Minority groups expand
Census Bureau finds Asian, Hispanic population exploding
August 30, 2000
Those new hotels and casinos that sprouted up in Nevada’s Clark County this past decade attracted more than just gamblers anxious to try their luck under the bright lights of Las Vegas.
Portobellos add oomph to pasta
August 30, 2000
Pesto is an uncooked sauce made with fresh basil, parsley, olive oil and Parmesan cheese. It originated in Genoa, Italy and is a light and refreshing choice for a summer dinner.
Dry heat bakes beans
Crop feared lost
August 30, 2000
Nearly two-thirds of the Kansas soybean crop has already been lost, withered by an unrelenting heat wave that destroyed what once promised to be a record harvest, said Dennis Morrice, executive director of the Kansas Soybean Assn.
Smith returns, but Jayhawks’ Hill out
Junior wideout will miss Kansas’ season opener Saturday night against Southern Methodist
August 30, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock One step forward, one-and-a-half steps back. On Tuesday, senior quarterback Dylen Smith started and finished a Kansas University football practice for the first time since Friday.
Twin track threats
Harrison brothers want to make Olympic history
August 30, 2000
They think, talk, act and run alike and they’re making history together. They’re the Harrison brothers Alvin and Calvin the first twins to make a U.S. Olympic track team.
Clinton enlists Egypt to push peace plan
Palestinian, Israeli talks at stalemate
August 30, 2000
President Clinton and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Tuesday that Israel and the Palestinians can reach agreement by the end of September and pledged to push negotiations beyond what Clinton called the “next big hump” to resolve such sensitive issues as the fate of Jerusalem.
Candidate stumps at KU
Republican Phill Kline vies for Jayhawk votes
August 30, 2000
By Tom Meagher Kansas Third District congressional candidate Phill Kline on Tuesday came to Kansas University to seek the support of the College Republicans and pledge to “build a better tomorrow.”
Briefly
August 30, 2000
Buchanan backers angered by Kansas ballot omission
State board may decide Friday on Reform Party candidate issue
August 30, 2000
Leaders of the Kansas Reform Party who support Pat Buchanan are frustrated that the state hasn’t placed his name on the ballot as a presidential candidate.
NFL Briefs
August 30, 2000
Cunningham hopes to overcome upsetting offseason
August 30, 2000
On a family vacation in Hawaii, two days were all Gunther Cunningham could stand.
Stevenson routed by Pierce at Open
Despite straight-sets defeat, young tennis player insists she will ‘win U.S. Open one day’
August 30, 2000
Her serve boomed past Mary Pierce Tuesday with the speed of the No. 7 train. Alexandra Stevenson was hot.
NL Roundup
August 30, 2000