Archive for Tuesday, July 4, 2000

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Old Home Towne, 100 years ago
July 4, 2000
Loyal Williams’ fan
July 4, 2000
Harry Potter books are worth turning pages for
July 4, 2000
By George Will An old cartoon showed a father addressing a boy absorbed in a book. In the caption the father said: “Always reading. Ain’t you got a mind of your own?” Bookishness is not a widespread problem of today’s television-watching, video game-playing, Web-surfing youth, but here comes the most eagerly awaited British export since the Beatles a book.
Power to the people
July 4, 2000
Journal-World Editorial So after the food and the family and the fireworks, what will we remember about the Fourth of July? Will there be any lasting commitment to commemorate America’s declaration of freedom? Will we do anything to honor the commitment and sacrifice of the founders who stood true to their ideals to form a democracy that embodies not only the greatest level of freedom and equality in the world but the flexibility to sustain that system for more than two centuries?
City Briefs
July 4, 2000
City Police Blotter
July 4, 2000
WNBA Roundup
July 4, 2000
Streaker disrupts Kournikova match
July 4, 2000
A man calling himself “a professional streaker” interrupted a doubles match involving Anna Kournikova at Wimbledon Monday.
Background in football helps Irwin
July 4, 2000
Hale Irwin draws from his experience as a defensive back at Colorado.
Royals shuffle staff
July 4, 2000
There may be some relief in sight for the beleaguered, homer-happy pitching staff of the Kansas City Royals.
Piazza’s power wins over Mets fans
July 4, 2000
When he first arrived in New York, catcher Mike Piazza often was booed by the local fans.
Raiders win
July 4, 2000
Troy Wingert and Bo Blevins both belted two-run homers Monday, lifting the Lawrence Raiders to a 4-2 victory over Ponca City, Okla., in a Fourth of July baseball tournament.
Lawrence veteran’s Fourth of July holds special meaning
July 4, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer He served two tours of duty in Korea, then two in Vietnam. He was born on the Fourth of July. Raymond Perdue of Lawrence turns 68 today, another birthday shared with the nation to which he gave 22 years of service. “I don’t think everybody’s patriotic like they used to be,” Perdue said. “The guys in Korea, people forget about them. The guys in Vietnam, they forget about them.”
Gopher center snubs Playboy
Bob Sansevere Saint Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press
July 4, 2000
Many men are fond of Playboy magazine. The reasons are varied. Some men like the photographs of nude and scantily dressed women. Others like Playboy for the articles, or so they say. Playboy, though, is not a magazine for everyone.
Driver’s car jumps curb, runs into group watching display
Accident mars fireworks show
July 4, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer Nine residents of neighborhoods around Sixth Street and Folks Road were transported Monday night to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a car ran off the road into a crowd of fireworks spectators. “I was sitting on the sidewalk. This kid, he was coming home from work and paying attention to the fireworks,” said Molly Berthold, 13, one of the spectators who was not struck. “He swerved on to the sidewalk and hit all these kids and hit that truck.”
Steels captures Tour stage
Armstrong remains in second at cycling race
July 4, 2000
Belgium’s Tom Steels won his second straight stage at the Tour de France Monday, bursting ahead of a bunched pack in a dramatic sprint, while Lance Armstrong stayed in second place overall.
ChiSox clip KC
July 4, 2000
Paul Konerko and Chris Singleton each had two hits in an eight-run fifth inning Monday night as Chicago overcame a six-run deficit to beat Kansas City, 14-10.
North Carolina ties have Williams in a bind
July 4, 2000
The longer the Great Roy Watch drags on the more I’m convinced one and only one roadblock stands between Roy Williams and his ascension to the North Carolina throne.
Starbucks’ appeal cools
July 4, 2000
Annoyed by the everywhere-you-look ubiquity of Starbucks and the corporate uniformity of its coffee shops, people are walking a few more blocks or cutting down side streets to get their lattes from smaller, independent places with more personality and a more neighborhood feel.
Rain stalls harvest in eastern Kansas
July 4, 2000
Rain in far eastern Kansas hampered wheat cutting, even as farmers elsewhere in the state wrapped up harvest, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday. In its weekly report, the agency said the wheat harvest is 94 percent finished throughout Kansas.
Business briefcase for Tuesday
July 4, 2000
Daily ticker
July 4, 2000
Oil slick’s toll growing as penguin chicks starve
July 4, 2000
Penguin chicks began to die from starvation Monday on an island off South Africa’s west coast after their parents were evacuated to save them from an oil spill. Dozens of dead chicks lay in their burrows on Dassen Island. Hundreds of other weakened baby birds’ ribs stuck out. Seagulls attacked unattended chicks.
Chechen rebels strike terror
July 4, 2000
At least 49 people, mostly Russian soldiers, were killed and scores were wounded in a cluster of nearly simultaneous suicide truck bombings in Russian-controlled towns in Chechnya, officials said Monday.
Covered wagon is latest maze in Douglas County cornfield
July 4, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer A huge 1800s covered wagon is leaving its mark in a cornfield near Baldwin. Richard Rawlings, manager of Windmill Farms, has started making a maze in a five-acre patch of corn southeast of Baldwin Junction at U.S. Highways 56 and 59. The maze is in the shape of a covered wagon.
Shooting of dog lead to standoff with police
July 4, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer A Lawrence police officer shot and wounded an attacking dog Monday afternoon, prompting a 20-minute standoff with the pet’s owners. The dog was in a veterinarian’s care Monday night, but its owner was in jail. Police arrested the 23-year-old Lawrence man on three outstanding warrants for battery and drug charges.
Westerners revolt against federal control
July 4, 2000
Shovel-wielding protesters from across the country streamed into a remote mountain hamlet for an Independence Day weekend rally to chip away at a pile of debris and the federal government’s authority over a washed-out dirt road.
Holiday bursts with campaigning
July 4, 2000
Greg Musil will be doing it. So will Gary Morsch and Phill Kline. Even Dennis Moore is going to do it. The 3rd Congressional District candidates will be meeting and greeting voters today, doing what scores of other candidates are doing around the state — searching for support.
County commission briefs
July 4, 2000
Renovators find piece of history
July 4, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer A remodeling project at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church has unearthed some 129-year-old history. BA Green Construction workers last week discovered a cornerstone dating to 1871 in the basement of the church at 1234 Ky. Spokesman Dale Robb said workers were moving a walk-in cooler when they discovered the 22-inch by 12-inch brick in the wall. The date 1871 was inscribed on the stone.
Haitians killed as election tensions linger
July 4, 2000
Tensions over disputed election results turned violent on a Haitian island where opposition party supporters demanding a new vote killed two supporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and seriously wounded another, a government worker reported Monday.
Penny’s Concrete expands
Lawrence company extends KC coverage
July 4, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor A Lawrence-based concrete company is adding to its market foundation in the Kansas City metro area. The owners of Penny’s Concrete Inc. last week bought nine ready-mix operations in western Missouri from Hunt Midwest Mining Inc.
Leland Randles
July 4, 2000
Michael Jarvi
July 4, 2000
Declaration signers paid heavy price for independence
July 4, 2000
Mexico begins Fox era
July 4, 2000
The rogue from the north, a rancher with a foul mouth, a political chameleon. Vicente Fox Quesada has been called all those things. Now he can be called Mr. President. Fox, who turned 58 on the day he was elected, took a personal passion, added populism and entrepreneurial panache, and handed Mexico’s ruling party its only defeat in its history on Sunday. Along the way, he called his opponent a sissy and pitched a tantrum on national television.
McGrath holding down fort at KU
July 4, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer KU aide C.B. McGrath was one of just three people working in the basketball office Monday.
All’s quiet on Carolina front
July 4, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Although Tar Heel employees were scarce, support for hiring KU coach Roy Williams was evident.
Threat of tainted beef rises during summertime
July 4, 2000
Summer is here, and so is E. coli. At this time of the year as many as one of every four cattle being herded into Excel Corp.’s slaughterhouse and others like it may harbor the deadly human pathogen. Before this plant’s meat reaches consumers, the cattle and their carcasses will be put through a state-of-the-art system of scrubbing, washes, rinses and steam pasteurization designed to remove or destroy the bacteria.
Film to capture history
Documentary to raise funds for Lawrence monument
July 4, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Scenes from Lawrence and Douglas County Civil War history are the subject of a documentary being shot in the area this week. The aim of the short film is to guarantee the sites’ future. “We want to focus on the importance of Lawrence as a site of the abolitionist movement,” said Mark Kaplan, area historian and the filmmaker heading the project.
Williams sightings reported on UNC campus
July 4, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor A member of the Daily Tar Heel newspaper staff said he saw Roy Williams on North Carolina’s campus Monday night, though sources close to Carolina basketball could not confirm it. “My city editor said he saw Roy, (his wife) Wanda and (UNC athletics director) Dick Baddour sitting on the steps of the (campus) planetarium,” said Brian Frederick the son of Kansas athletics director Bob Frederick who happens to be summer editor of the school paper, the Daily Tar Heel.
Kansas laments possible loss of Williams
As rumors of a move to North Carolina spread, reaction varied across state
July 4, 2000
By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer Kansans react to rumors that KU coach Roy Williams will leave the Jayhawks to coach at North Carolina.
District leader looks for front office help
July 4, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer The interim superintendent of Lawrence public schools intends to ask the school board to approve an administrative staffing plan Wednesday to get the district through a one-year transition to a new superintendent. “We’re trying to do more with less,” said Randy Weseman, interim superintendent. Weseman previously agreed to perform his duties as assistant superintendent of planning, as well as those of interim superintendent, until the school board hired a replacement for Kathleen Williams.
Blues Traveler was well worth the trip
July 4, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Journal-World Writer Blues Traveler rolled into town Sunday night for an exclusive stop on its recent mini-tour. After losing founding member and bassist Bobby Sheehan last year, the band has regrouped, re-energized itself and hit the road for a few weeks of warm-up gigs. Later this summer, the band will enter the studio to record a new album and try to forget the ghosts of the past year.
County delays decision on septic waste
July 4, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Douglas County commissioners next month will consider using the Eudora wastewater treatment plant for the county’s waste and banning land application of septic waste. Commissioners said Monday they want more time to decide if expansion of the Eudora wastewater treatment plant is the best solution for septage haulers who face a quadrupling of fees at the Lawrence wastewater treatment facility.
Old Home Town, 25 years ago
July 4, 2000
World Briefs
July 4, 2000
U.S. blanks Brazil, 1-0, at Gold Cup
July 4, 2000
The U.S. women’s soccer team is now 17-3-3 with five tournament titles this season.
Tensions mounting over statehood issue
July 4, 2000
Yasser Arafat’s government pledged Monday to declare statehood this year, even as Israel insisted anew that Palestinian independence must come only as part of a peace accord.
Farmers want time to digest new water rules
July 4, 2000
State officials and Kansas’ largest farm group want more time to respond to proposed federal regulations that would impose water quality standards on private lakes and farm ponds. The Environmental Protection Agency published its proposed regulations Monday. The agency has scheduled a daylong hearing on them for July 27 in Topeka.
Senators aim to dash Sprint proposal
German company reportedly plans to make bid for Sprint
July 4, 2000
Thirty senators are voicing opposition to foreign government-owned companies taking over U.S. telecommunications businesses, amid reports that German carrier Deutsche Telekom is looking at snapping up long-distance giant Sprint Corp.
Messages to Roy: Stay
Fans plaster fieldhouse with pleas for KU coach
July 4, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer Using one of Roy Williams’ favorite coaching strategies, Jayhawk fans are putting on a full-court press to encourage their beloved coach to stay in the Sunflower State. Williams is pondering whether to accept the coaching job at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his alma mater, or return for a 13th season at Kansas University.
People, Faces & Things
July 4, 2000
Horoscopes
July 4, 2000
Journalists, rumor mill working overtime
July 4, 2000
There are some traditional print and TV reporters, as well as more radical Internetters, who believe Roy Williams accepted an offer to coach North Carolina’s basketball team last Friday.
PGA Tour wants Martin decision to be reviewed
July 4, 2000
With opposite opinions from two federal appeals courts on whether walking is an integral part of championship golf, the PGA Tour said Monday it would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the decision that allows Casey Martin to ride in a cart.
NL Roundup
July 4, 2000
AL Roundup
July 4, 2000
DVDs remain unknown commodity in Japan
July 4, 2000
It’s got all the markings of a hit in Japan. First, it’s a high-tech gadget, and the Japanese love gadgets. Second, it delivers crisp movie images and sound directly into the living room, and Japan adores the movies.
Decision isn’t all business for KU coach
July 4, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor Roy Williams owns part of two golf course communities in North Carolina, and invests in a company ready to build a new youth recreation center in North Carolina. But that doesn’t mean the Kansas University men’s basketball coach wants to work there. “He’s in it (the courses) from a monetary standpoint,” said Randy Towner, a Williams golfing buddy and head golf pro at Alvamar Country Club, who has played the two Williams-backed courses near Asheville, N.C. “He doesn’t have anything to do with the day-to-day operations.
Police take hard-headed approach to enforcing bicycle helmet law
July 4, 2000
A small Georgia town has found a way to get children to wear bicycle helmets: take their bikes away if they don’t. The successful campaign in Wadley, which also included a giveaway of helmets, was described Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Back off on Roy
July 4, 2000
Elian saga reaches proper end
U.S. had no right to interfere
July 4, 2000
By Bill Thompson Call me crazy, but I’m gonna miss Elian Gonzalez. The kid was good for two or three columns a month and more than that when his Miami relatives went on one of their goofy rampages.
Sosa receives warm welcome
Cubs return home after two-week road trip
July 4, 2000
Chicago’s Sammy Sosa, the subject of trade rumors, received a warm welcome from the Cubs’ faithful.
Sports Briefs
July 4, 2000
Sampras legs out win
July 4, 2000
After defeating Jonas Bjorkman, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5, Pete Sampras reiterated that he is indeed suffering from tendinitis in his leg.
Restaurant takes gamble on offenders
July 4, 2000
Darrell Hankins knew he was wasting his life. He was dealing drugs, belonged to a gang and had fathered four children by four different mothers. He never thought anyone would take a chance on a 10th-grade dropout and a deadbeat dad. But an unlikely combination — a burger joint and an upscale casino — proved him wrong.
Ferry survivors recount panic at sinking
July 4, 2000
Some bailed furiously. Some took their chances and jumped into the stormy ocean. Some battled over the too few life jackets aboard and even fought with knives to get them.
Unlicensed truckers raise road risks
July 4, 2000
A trucking bribery scandal in Illinois and Florida has forced safety officers nationwide to track down drivers who may be barreling down highways without ever having proved they can maneuver a huge truck.
Nation Briefs
July 4, 2000
2000, 1888 races pose parallels
July 4, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn At the June 1888 national conventions, one party favored high, protective tariffs. One party banked everything on a Northern strategy. One party’s nominee a man who had lost re-election to the Senate the previous year was not decided on until the eighth ballot at the convention.
Concert a step back in time
A trip downtown is a journey into normalcy
July 4, 2000
By George Gurley A desperate need to express individuality propels many Americans these days. With a gaudy assortment of embellishments tattoos, dreadlocks, metallic fixtures inserted in the skin, even branding iron insignias that only cattle used to sport people are obsessed with making a statement: I am I.
Gettysburg ‘eyesore’ demolished
Monumental undertakings
July 4, 2000
A 1970s steel observation tower that preservationists say desecrated the hallowed ground of Gettysburg was demolished Monday on the anniversary of the battle that saved the Union. The 393-foot tower was blown up with 10 pounds of explosives as part of a National Park Service campaign to remove modern structures and return the Gettysburg Battlefield to the way it looked in 1863.
Washington Monument reopened
Monumental undertakings
July 4, 2000
Celebrating July Fourth came a day early with a ceremony commemorating a still-unfinished $10 million restoration of the Washington Monument. Along with panoramic views of the capital, a few privileged visitors inside the 555-foot monument on Monday saw a new floor and glass protection from graffiti at the 500-foot level, the highest reachable point for the public. The level just below includes a new set of interpretive exhibits.
Biological agent sought for drug war
July 4, 2000
On a tropical Hawaiian island, a killer fungus once ravaged a field of coca bushes that Coca-Cola hoped would provide flavoring for its soft drinks. The plague in the 1970s ruined Coca-Cola’s plan to buy coca outside the Andean region. But it excited counter-drug experts in Washington, who later spent millions of dollars, some of secretly, on a multi-year quest for a biological weapon to destroy the Andean bushes fueling the cocaine trade.
Networks offer red, white and boom
Tune In
July 4, 2000