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Star role fits KC’s Sweeney
First baseman among AL leaders
July 2, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Journal-World Sports Writer Former backup Mike Sweeney entered the weekend batting .352 with 74 RBIs.
Padres pitcher back after aneurysm
July 2, 2000
Woody Williams of San Diego is scheduled to make his first start since having surgery on May 4 to repair an aneurysm in his right armpit.
Interim superintendent aims high, stays grounded
July 2, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer A veteran Lawrence school administrator took the helm Saturday as interim superintendent of the 10,500-student district.
Hospital’s mental unit faces dark days
July 2, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Lawrence Memorial Hospital is studying its options concerning the operation of its Mental Health Care Unit.
Bosom Buddies take survival to heart
Cancer support group provides therapeutic boost
July 2, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journl-World Writer A support group gives breast cancer victims added ammunition in the fight against deadly disease.
Busch, 21, becomes youngest Craftsman Truck winner
July 2, 2000
Kurt Busch pulled away from Randy Tolsma when the seventh caution ended after lap 195 of the Sears DieHard 200.
Schumacher sits pretty in French Prix
July 2, 2000
Michael Schumacher earned his third consecutive pole, fourth this season and 27th of his career.
Tigers turn back Royals, 8-7
July 2, 2000
Ricky Bottalico walked Brad Ausmus with the bases loaded in the ninth to force in the winning run.
Fans may sway coach’s decision
July 2, 2000
Roy Williams was clearly touched by the warm greeting he received the other night when he strode down the north steps of the Parrott Center on the way to his media session inside.
Williams’ friends unsure of result
KU, Carolina waiting
July 2, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer The decision whether to remain at KU or become North Carolina’s basketball coach is weighing heavily on Roy Williams, his friends say.
Boeing eyes options after vote
July 2, 2000
The Boeing Co. mulled its options Friday in the wake of a narrow union victory that makes its Wichita facility the most heavily unionized aircraft manufacturing plant in the country.
Evolution decision felt in Pratt district
July 2, 2000
A proposed science curriculum at Pratt’s school district could lead to the teaching of creationism or intelligent design, some critics say.
Activities abound on Fourth
July 2, 2000
Following is a list of Independence Day activities in and around Lawrence:
Bryan Lynn Donoho
July 2, 2000
Tar Heel fans prefer Roy
I think anybody would want this job’
July 2, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor On basketball-crazy Tobacco Road, most everybody has an opinion about who should be the next Tar Heel head coach. And a majority seems to like Kansas’ Roy Williams for the job.
Parents need to be aware of changes in passport rules
July 2, 2000
Getting or renewing a U.S. passport to travel the world is as simple as visiting a nearby post office. Many are designated to handle passport applications for the State Department. These post offices also have passport information and applications. To find one that’s convenient, ask at your neighborhood post office.
Western Kansans weighs irrigation against ecology
July 2, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer Tired of seeing irrigators deplete western Kansas water supplies, a retired English teacher is challenging the state’s water bureaucracy. And the battle is raging.
Date with destiny
Early release of probation violators bothers D.A.
July 2, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer Douglas County officials are working to limit ramifications of a new early release law. A new law designed to open up space in prisons could turn nonviolent criminals loose on the streets of Kansas.
Stars and Bars’ falg finds new S.C. home
July 2, 2000
After decades of debate and mounting pressure from an NAACP boycott, South Carolina on Saturday removed the Confederate flag from atop its Statehouse in a somber ceremony that paid tribute to its Civil War heritage.
Security at national monuments lax
July 2, 2000
While protection of government buildings in the city has increased, that has not happened with the monuments and memorials guarded by the Park Police.
Commandments posted in courthouse
July 2, 2000
Shrugging off the threat of lawsuits, Orange County officials became the first in the state to take advantage of a new Indiana law that allows government entities to post the Ten Commandments.
People, Faces, & Things
July 2, 2000
Minik’s story
Eskimo boy wanted his father’s bones and peace
July 2, 2000
By J.M. Hirsch Associated Press Writer “Give Me My Father’s Body” is an account of Minik’s voyage to the United States, his mistreatment by the American Museum of Natural History and his quest to give his father a proper burial.
Rocky and Bullwinkle’: pun for all
July 2, 2000
By Michael O’Sullivan The Washington Post The movie mixes animation and real action. I don’t think I ever truly appreciated the subtleties of Rocky and Bullwinkle as a child.
Business Briefs
July 2, 2000
Millar takes first stage of Tour
July 2, 2000
Lance Armstrong got off to a good start in defense of his Tour de France title with a second-place finish Saturday in the opening time trial.
Sampras struggles in four-set win
July 2, 2000
Pete Sampras battled through a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 victory over fellow American Justin Gimelstob.
Population milestone
July 2, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Hitting a population of 100,000 residents will present both benefits and challenges to Douglas County.
Collaborative novel tells story of nation’s first serial killer
July 2, 2000
By Ron Word Associated Press Writer Herman Mudgett killed an estimated 250 people in the late 19th century.
Book: Real cowboys wore pink (underwear)
July 2, 2000
By Elisabeth A. Wright Associated Press Writer “I See By Your Outfit” aims to separate fiction from fact about early cowboys who roamed Wyoming.
Indexes lose, but sectors improve
July 2, 2000
The turbulent second quarter on Wall Street ended with the Dow off 9.1 percent so far this year and Nasdaq down 2.5 percent, but the average stock mutual fund posted a small gain. On Wall Street, what you see in terms of first-half stock market performance is not necessarily what you got
Fire a natural part of Western ecology
July 2, 2000
Scientists say that recent blazes drive home the point that the arid West is meant to burn, whether it’s done on purpose or left to chance.
World Briefs
July 2, 2000
Ethanol fuel getting a bad reputation
July 2, 2000
Almost as depleted as the wallets of Midwestern motorists, who paid up to $2.30 a gallon for gasoline, is the once-stellar reputation of ethanol, the fuel that farmers love but is blamed by some for the price spike.
Glassblower’s art has scientific application
July 2, 2000
At the University of Missouri, Don Murray crafts custom glass pieces that help various departments conduct research.
Workplace changes bring end of era for homemakers’ club
July 2, 2000
The end of the 50-year-old Grant County Extension club reflects a state trend in South Dakota.
Burton withstands Pepsi 400 challenge
July 2, 2000
With three drivers breathing down his neck, Jeff Burton posted his eighth Winston Cup victory in the last two seasons.
Navratilova wins, loses
July 2, 2000
Martina Navratilova was 1-1 Saturday in her return to Wimbledon, winning in the second round of women’s doubles and losing a first-round mixed doubles match.
Home repair job? Put a cork in it
July 2, 2000
By Joel J. Gold Kansas University English Professor On a trip home to Lawrence a few years ago, my daughter Katy wanted to revisit the large old house in the Cordley School neighborhood where she grew up. She climbed the steps of the wooden front porch, rang the doorbell, introduced herself and explained her interest in the house.
Book Brief
July 2, 2000
Baseball Briefs
July 2, 2000
Sosa to Cubs: Pay me or trade me
July 2, 2000
Sammy Sosa no longer needs his agents to say it for him. If the Chicago Cubs do not offer him an acceptable contract extension before the July 31 trading deadline, he wants out.
Setbacks never halted forward motion
July 2, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer The Lawrence district’s interim superintendent is a strummin’, backpackin’ kind of guy.
Haven provides tame place to view predators
July 2, 2000
The wolves are together in packs of two or three. Some are resting, some are wandering around marking their territory, while others meander over slowly to look back at curious visitors.
Williams knows UNC pressure
July 2, 2000
Vendors light fuse on fireworks sales
July 2, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer It’s hot, sticky and steamy outside. The night, already thick with flying critters, is about to get thicker full of things that pop, spark, smoke and explode.
News Briefs
July 2, 2000
Actor Walter Matthau dies at 79
July 2, 2000
Walter Matthau, the foghorn-voiced master of crotchety comedy who won an Oscar for “The Fortune Cookie” and cemented his stardom as the sloppy Oscar Madison in “The Odd Couple,” died Saturday of a heart attack. He was 79.
Male, female differences all come out in the wash
July 2, 2000
By Dave Barry Miami Herald Humor Columnist Are you a male, or a female? To find out, take this scientific quiz:
TV brought a new collectible to the living room
July 2, 2000
By Ralph and Terry Kovel King Features Syndicate When TVs became part of the furniture, designers started looking for creative design options.
Regis Philbin launches own clothing line
July 2, 2000
By Katherine Roth Associated Press Writer The line will feature his trademark monochrome cotton shirt and satin tie ensembles
American Revolution finally goes epic
Latest Gibson film may break the mold
July 2, 2000
By David Germain AP Entertainment Writer Will Mel Gibson do for America with “The Patriot” what he did for Scotland with “Braveheart?”
Bookstore
July 2, 2000
Here are the nation’s best-selling books as compiled by Publishers Weekly.
Goddess of the gym
Good genetics and passion create competitive edge in fitness arena
July 2, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer A Lawrence woman is making her mark as one of world’s top fitness competitors. It all started with a pickup line from one college student to another.
List provides lessons for life
July 2, 2000
Horoscopes
July 2, 2000
Lawrence Briefs
July 2, 2000
Two die in weekend road accidents
July 2, 2000
Two accidents that occurred moments apart on a foggy northeast Kansas highway left two people dead Saturday, the state’s first reported traffic fatalities of the long holiday weekend.
President vows to battle disbarment
July 2, 2000
President Clinton’s privilege to practice law in his home state may hinge on how well his lawyers make a case for treating the country’s chief executive like anyone else.
New law shines light on secret political ads
July 2, 2000
President Clinton signed legislation Saturday to close a loophole that permitted unlimited secret contributions to groups trying to exert anonymous influence over the nation’s political and policy agenda.
Ex-wife charged in death
July 2, 2000
Lisa Boldridge, 40, Atchison, made her first appearance in district court Friday and was ordered held on $1 million bond. She was arrested Thursday night at the Atchison County Law Enforcement Center, where she had gone voluntarily to be interviewed.
Big home repair job looming? Put a cork in it
July 2, 2000
By Joel J. Gold On a trip home to Lawrence a few years ago, my daughter Katy wanted to revisit the large old house in the Cordley School neighborhood where she grew up.
Urban 21’ maps growth of cities
July 2, 2000
Call it another millennium milestone: Sometime in the coming year or so, for the first time in human history, most of the world’s population will be living in cities rather than rural areas.
The Spirit of ‘76: a patriotic refresher course
July 2, 2000
By Calder Pickett Kansas University Journalism Professor Independence Day, Fourth of July, and 1776. Those 24 years ago when we were celebrating the bicentennial we were paying a lot of attention to those Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence, with much playing of “Yankee Doodle,” William Billings’ “Chester,” and of course “Stars and Stripes Forever.” I propose to lean on some memories and some things I looked up in 1976 as we near, once again, the Fourth of July.
Couple grows organic interest
Ottawa farmers flee suburbia
July 2, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor A couple of self-described suburbanites traded in their Johnson County lifestyle for Franklin County agriculture, and now they’re breaking new ground in natural-source irrigation. Jim and Joan Vibert used to own their own little corner of suburbia. The parents of seven children shared a six-bedroom home in Leawood. Jim ran a construction company with stakes throughout the Kansas City region. Joan owned a growing publishing and crafts business with sales from Australia to Japan.
Moreno captures pole in Cleveland
July 2, 2000
Brazilian Roberto Moreno leads the CART FedEx Series point race, but his No. 1 starting spot for today’s Marconi Grand Prix is his first.
Wilson, Herzog join Royals’ shrine
July 2, 2000
Whitey Herzog, the winningest manager in Kansas City history, and former batting champion Willie Wilson were inducted to the Royals’ Hall of Fame Saturday.
NL Roundup
July 2, 2000
Creator of bogus online school at it again, officials fear
July 2, 2000
Leslie Snell, whose whereabouts are uncertain, has been fined $3 million for deceiving students in an online business degree program.
AL Roundup
July 2, 2000
Kansas recruits anxious for outcome
July 2, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Whatever Roy Williams decides, his entire incoming recruiting class is bound to attend Kansas University next season.
UNC asks to speak to Fogler
July 2, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor North Carolina appears to be making contingency plans in case Roy Williams declines a job offer to coach the Tar Heels’ men’s basketball team.
Triplett shoots torrid 61
July 2, 2000
Kirk Triplett’s course-record, 9-under-par 61 Saturday in the third round of the Greater Hartford Open, might have had its genesis in a friendly gibe by Scott Gump
Kansan among 100 most eligible
July 2, 2000
People magazine’s list of its 100 most eligible bachelors isn’t just for Hollywood hunks, leading men that hop from romance to romance.
Holiday hours, closings announced
July 2, 2000
Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Tuesday in observance of the Fourth of July.
Norman L. Schweitzberger
July 2, 2000
A sign of the times: ‘Coach please stay’
July 2, 2000
By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer KU basketball fans used signs to show their love for coach Roy Williams.
Charlotte feels sting of home losing skid
July 2, 2000
The Washington Mystics can sympathize with Charlotte’s recent woes.
Williams had KU support from start
July 2, 2000
It was 12 years ago this same time of year and Kansas was seeking a new basketball coach. Young Roy Williams, a North Carolina assistant, turned out to be the choice, to the surprise and chagrin of some, many of whom had wanted KU to hire a man with major college head coaching experience.
Law Enforcement Report
July 2, 2000
Vermont issues ‘civil unions’ for gay couples
July 2, 2000
Carolyn Conrad and Kathleen Peterson did something early Saturday two women in America have never done — they essentially got married. Conrad, 29, and Peterson, 41, went to their town clerk shortly after midnight and filled out the paperwork for a license.
Contentious issues test France’s leadership of EU nations
July 2, 2000
Seaside summits in swank resorts are the main stage for France’s six-month presidency of the European Union, but its hopes for a no-waves term are being swept away by a deepening debate over the union’s political future.
Iran court sentences Jews for espionage
July 2, 2000
A revolutionary court convicted 10 Iranian Jews Saturday of spying for Israel and sentenced them to prison terms ranging from four to 13 years.
Clinton, Barak talk peace
July 2, 2000
President Clinton talked by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak for 45 minutes Saturday, discussing options in the Middle East peace process including a possible summit, White House and diplomatic officials said.
Nation Briefs
July 2, 2000
Film an inspiring view of U.S. Revolution
July 2, 2000
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Columnist Benjamin Martin, a South Carolina widower with seven children, is haunted by memories of his complicity in an atrocity in the French and Indian War, and so in 1776 opposes war against the British. If war comes, he warns, it will not be on the frontier or distant battlefields, it will be “amongst us.” It was.
Dole proves there’s life after losing
July 2, 2000
By Walter R. Mears AP Special Correspondent Bob Dole, his political hatchet buried, calls himself “sort of a senior something” now. For the man who lost the 1996 presidential election and came back quipping, that something covers a variety of callings.
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago today.
July 2, 2000
Report defended
July 2, 2000
Collegians have forgotten lessons of history
July 2, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Columnist A question for you before you set off your Independence Day fireworks: Who was the American general at Yorktown? You have four guesses: William Tecumseh Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur or George Washington.
Installations make statement about culture
July 2, 2000
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is staging two unusual art exhibitions: One involves nails, brads and spikes; the other, beds.
Arts Notes
July 2, 2000
Living Briefs
July 2, 2000
Fashion Briefs
July 2, 2000
Dinosaurs still rule
July 2, 2000
By Jill Hummels Journal-World Assistant features/arts editor Earlier this year, the Field Museum in Chicago unveil-ed a prehistoric marvel Sue, the most complete tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found and publishers of dinosaur books were ready to pounce on any momentum the exhibit generated.
Audiobook capsules
July 2, 2000
Sinner and saint
Bomb chick’ is complex, winning character for crime novelist
July 2, 2000
By Beverly Beyette Los Angeles Times A new character proves to be an ‘angel’ for author Robert Crais.
Building codes must allow straw-bale homes
July 2, 2000
Following standards set in Arizona’s Pima County/City of Tucson Uniform Building Code, California lawmakers amended the state’s Health and Safety Code in 1996 to allow straw-bale structures. Local jurisdictions can adopt these guidelines or use them as a reference.
Straw homes cropping up in U.S.
July 2, 2000
By Jennifer Oldham Los Angeles Times Straw-bale home construction is gaining ground in permit-laden California. The straw-bale house, once found only in the sticks, is coming to town.
Graffiti merits debated
July 2, 2000
Curvy, colorful art, or plain vandalism? A forum on graffiti inspired by an exhibition on graffiti-inspired paintings opened the question to debate Friday night at an arts facility in Wichita.
Motorists still motoring
July 2, 2000
Midwesterners gassed up their vehicles and hit the road for the holiday weekend, as high gasoline prices which led two states to suspend their gas sales tax and prompted a federal investigation into possible price gouging continued to fall.
Abercrombie fashions growing stale with shoppers, analysts say
July 2, 2000
Its stock value having lost 75 percent during the past year, growing Abercrombie & Fitch is in need of a fresh look, analysts say. It isn’t hard for Amy Miele to put her finger on why Abercrombie & Fitch has lost the sizzle that made its clothes the hottest fashion among college students a few years ago.
AA groups reach out to minorities
July 2, 2000
The organization’s structure complicates the discussion of what AA should be doing to attract minorities.
Cuba rallies keep pressure against U.S. policies
July 2, 2000
The Cuban government unveiled its plans Saturday for the “post-Elian” battle against the United States, claiming the support of world opinion and a majority of Americans in its opposition to U.S. immigration and trade policies toward the island.