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Fogler withdraws name from North Carolina race
July 7, 2000
South Carolina basketball coach Eddie Fogler has withdrawn his name from consideration for the North Carolina job, saying he wants to continue working with his young, improving Gamecock team.
Kenny Irwin killed in crash
July 7, 2000
By Dick Brinster AP Sports Writer LOUDON, N.H. Kenny Irwin was killed in a crash during practice for a Winston Cup race Friday, just yards from where Adam Petty died two months ago at New Hampshire International Speedway.
Dodie Oliver
July 7, 2000
Bertrum Tolbert
July 7, 2000
Eugene Crissman
July 7, 2000
Lawrence Briefs
July 7, 2000
NL Roundup
July 7, 2000
City leaders relieved
July 7, 2000
By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer Roy Williams’ decision to stay at KU prompted praise from local figures. The moment they heard that Roy Williams would broadcast Thursday night’s press conference on the huge video screen at Memorial Stadium in front of his hometown fans Lawrence boosters were sure Williams would stay at Kansas.
Williams denounces conspiracy
July 7, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer KU coach Roy Williams said that at no point did he orally agree to take the UNC post.
WNBA Roundup
July 7, 2000
World Briefs
July 7, 2000
Roy’s walk on the rim: a look back
July 7, 2000
Here is a summary of the events of the past eight days.
Pottermania’ hits stride
July 7, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer Author J.K. Rowling’s fourth children’s book about a bespectacled, fledgling wizard, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” will be released in Lawrence at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The publisher, Scholastic Press, will put on the U.S. market nearly 4 million copies of this much-anticipated sequel.
Status quo delights fans
July 7, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Never in the history of Kansas University athletics, I’d venture to say, have so many gathered to celebrate the status quo. Thousands were lured to Memorial Stadium in April of 1988 to fete the Kansas NCAA championship team. And thousands more were in the stadium on Thursday night to, in effect, hear Roy Williams say two words. Darned if they weren’t the first two words he uttered, too. “I’m staying.”
I’m staying’
Roy opts to remain at Kansas
July 7, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer It took just two words for Roy Williams to end one of the most anxious, agonizing seven-day periods in Kansas’ storied basketball history. With those two words “I’m staying” spoken before a throng of media shoehorned into the KU football locker room, shown live on the Memorial Stadium video board to an assembled crowd symbolically estimated at 16,300 and aired live across the nation Williams elicited a mighty cheer that reverberated through the stadium’s concrete and iron. Metaphorically, at least, it also echoed across the college basketball landscape.
Erving’s son found dead
July 7, 2000
A body believed to be that of the 19-year-old son of NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving was found in a car submerged in a pond, authorities said.
City Police Blotter
July 7, 2000
Roy timeline
July 7, 2000
Programs provide in-home services
July 7, 2000
In-home services for the state’s frail elderly are financed by three separate programs. Sixty percent of the state’s $49 million HCBS budget comes from federal sources. State taxpayers put up the remaining 40 percent.
Baldwin to survey wages
July 7, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer A Lawrence business soon will conduct a wage survey of Baldwin residents, which city officials will use to apply for state grants. Donna Crawford, owner of Governmental Assistance Services, said her employees will start door-to-door surveys within the next week or two. The Baldwin City Council on Monday approved a $9,975 contract with Crawford’s business.
Firefighters customize their own work truck
July 7, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer When fire departments need new equipment, they usually beg or borrow funds from local government. But the Wakarusa Township Fire Department volunteers minimized that by building one of two new trucks recently placed in service.
AL Roundup
July 7, 2000
Cohousing meeting puts focus on people
July 7, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer Nearly 50 people attended a meeting Thursday night to learn about building an old-fashioned community in Lawrence. Four households currently make up the group working to found a cohousing community based around a common building, a pedestrian thoroughfare and neighborly togetherness.
First aid course offered to help infants, children
July 7, 2000
A first aid course for parents and day-care providers will be offered Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Murder trial ordered for dad
July 7, 2000
A man who said he was trying to give his sick daughter cardiopulmonary resuscitation will face trial in the 2-year-old’s death. Jack Hudson Jr. will go to trial Aug. 28 on a first-degree murder charge, Sedgwick County District Judge Eric Yost ruled Wednesday after a preliminary hearing.
Teachers become students in program
July 7, 2000
For the last nine years, Leah Hollen has been a special-education teacher at Salina Central High School. But for two weeks this summer she’s working as an intern at Dillons supermarket.
Davenport earns berth in finals
July 7, 2000
Lindsay Davenport walked off Centre Court a winner again Thursday, and as she departed a bouquet of flowers flew out of the stands and landed at her feet.
Venus victorious in sibling showdown
July 7, 2000
Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport will meet in the Wimbledon women’s final on Saturday.
Father, hired hit man convicted of murder
July 7, 2000
A Texas millionaire was convicted Thursday of arranging the murder of his ex-wife, who was found shot in her kitchen with her throat slit as her 2-year-old quadruplets crawled in her blood.
Airline workers align against unruly fliers
July 7, 2000
Airline employees handed out leaflets and held demonstrations at airports around the world Thursday to demand that government and the industry do more to stop the rising incidence of “air rage” among passengers.
Rape retrial ruled out; state releases prisoner
July 7, 2000
A man whose 1997 rape conviction was overturned seven months ago has just been released from prison. In January, the Kansas Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of Michael Paul Perez, 33, of Garden City, because evidence of the victim’s sexual activity just before the alleged attack was not presented to the jury.
New rules to protect aquifers
July 7, 2000
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will draft additional rules and regulations to protect acquifers in sensitive groundwater areas throughout the state, KDHE Secretary Clyde Graeber announced Thursday.
Truman Library losing its director
July 7, 2000
The director of the Harry S. Truman Library, Larry Hackman, said he will resign after five years of service.
Tangles with authorities get resident arrested twice
July 7, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer A man arrested Monday after an officer shot his dog was re-arrested in a separate incident later the same day, police said Thursday. Lawrence Police Det. M.T. Brown said the 23-year-old man posted bond after the first arrest, went to his home in the 1200 block of Prairie and started yelling threats against officers and neighbors. Police arrested him again, and took him to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for psychological evaluation.
Historian to direct KU center
July 7, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer Kansas University history professor Victor Bailey was named Thursday as the new director of the Hall Center for the Humanities. Bailey, a social historian of Great Britain, replaces Roberta Johnson, who is returning to teaching. Bailey plans to stress international programs in his tenure as head of the Hall Center, said Janet Crow, the Hall Center’s executive director.
Teen will be treated as adult, court rules
Father argues for juvenile status
July 7, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer The 17-year-old boy accused of shooting and paralyzing a Lawrence man will face charges as an adult, a judge ruled Thursday. District Judge Jack Murphy noted John McGautha’s “extensive” juvenile record, as well as the serious and violent nature of the new charges. “It appears the court has exhausted treatment programs and detention programs,” Murphy said.
N. Ireland parade denied
July 7, 2000
British authorities on Thursday banned a second Protestant parade from passing through Catholic territory, a verdict that could further fuel widespread demonstrations and rioting.
Immunization rates on the rise
July 7, 2000
The nation’s childhood immunization rate reached the highest level on record in 1999. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that more than 80 percent of toddlers got five of the six recommended vaccinations.
Strong earthquake rattles Nicaragua
July 7, 2000
The afternoon quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9, was centered in Laguna de Apoyo, about 30 miles east of the capital Managua, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies said.
Frightened pets
July 7, 2000
Candidate debates not a given in presidential race
July 7, 2000
Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News The chairmen of the bipartisan Debate Commission recently held a briefing to outline plans for the three presidential and one vice-presidential debates the panel is sponsoring this fall.
Mexico election will open doors
July 7, 2000
Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Any fan of democracy has to look kindly on the change of power occurring in Mexico after 71 years of rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party. And it helps that the winner of Sunday’s presidential election has big ideas about Mexico’s relations with its rich neighbor to the north and with the rest of the world.
Recycled roads making local debut
July 7, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer County road officials for the first time are experimenting with recycled asphalt, a move they say will reduce costs on the project by about 10 percent from what fresh asphalt would run. By Monday, County Road 1055 should have a new, recycled surface. The county never has used Cutler Repaving Inc. for road projects, but Keith Browning, the county’s Public Works director, said he wanted to see what the result would be.
Mortgage delinquency rate has tumbled to 28-year low
July 7, 2000
The percentage of Americans behind on home mortgage payments during the first three months of the year declined to the lowest level in 28 years, an industry group reported Thursday.
Need to yield
July 7, 2000
Business briefs
July 7, 2000
Area wheat above average
July 7, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor Northeast Kansas has some of the state’s best wheat this year, as the harvest cuts toward completion. About 54 percent of the region’s crop is rated No. 1, compared to 48 percent statewide, Kansas Agricultural Statistics reported Thursday. No. 1 is the highest ranking for mill-quality wheat, characterized by its test weight of at least 60 pounds per bushel.
Mideast peace process near end
July 7, 2000
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer Mideast peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have gone on for so long that they have become a way of life. One round of talks has followed another since the early 1990s to the point where most Americans ignore them.
Old Home Town
July 7, 2000
Decision pleases past players
July 7, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Former KU player Ryan Robertson says coach Roy Williams “is Kansas basketball now.” The news of Roy Williams staying at Kansas was music to Ryan Robertson’s ears.
Colorado schools urged to display ‘In God we trust’
July 7, 2000
Colorado’s Board of Education voted Thursday to urge schools to post the words “In God We Trust” — the motto that has been on U.S. currency since the 19th century — in a provocative move that could lead to a court battle over the separation of church and state.
State Briefs
July 7, 2000
Nation Briefs
July 7, 2000
NASA bookkeepers’ error astronomical
Budget line off by $590 million
July 7, 2000
NASA made a $590 million bookkeeping error in its 1999 financial report and a congressman is demanding an explanation from the agency. “I’m deeply disappointed that the agency that could send a man to the moon now can’t even balance its books to the nearest half-billion,” Rep. James Sensenbrenner, chairman of the House Science Committee, said in a statement Thursday.
People, Faces & Things
July 7, 2000
British role in WWII praised
PBS series tells poignant stories
July 7, 2000
Cal Thomas Los Angeles Times Syndicate Bravery does not have only one address, as you will see in a magnificent two-part series, airing on the Public Broadcasting System Monday and concluding July 17 (check local listings for time). It’s called “Finest Hour,” a documentary about the brave British soldiers, citizens and political leaders who stood alone for months against Adolf Hitler and his Nazi war machine until the United States entered the war.
Disappointment reigns in Carolina
July 7, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor UNC athletics director Dick Baddour said Roy Williams never accepted an offer to coach the Tar Heels, contrary to reports in the Triangle.
Amtrak guarantees you’ll like their ride
July 7, 2000
Weary from a 23-hour train trip from Mississippi, Veronica Lewis arrived here Thursday less than thrilled with Amtrak. “With me being a senior citizen, they put me in a seat that I really didn’t want,” Lewis said on arrival at Union Station. “It was very uncomfortable all the way back. They promised to change me and they never did do it.
Starr’s former aide faces trial
July 7, 2000
The court documents indicate Charles Bakaly faces trial for statements he made in connection with investigations into alleged leaks from the special prosecutor’s office in the Lewinsky case.
Future Jayhawks thrilled by announcement
July 7, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer When the news that Roy Williams was staying put as Kansas University’s basketball coach reached Leavenworth, the Simien household erupted.
Clinton touts patients’ bill of rights at Mizzou
July 7, 2000
Saying that “all we need is one vote,” President Clinton opened a drive to find a Republican senator who might bend to election-year pressure and help pass a White House-supported patients’ rights bill.
Factory orders take leap in May
July 7, 2000
New orders to U.S. factories in May took their biggest jump in more than seven years. But a more up-to-date report showed many of the nation’s largest retailers had sluggish sales in June, adding to signs that the economy’s pace is slowing. A big burst in demand for electronics helped push factory orders up by a larger-than-expected 4.1 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted $385.8 billion, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
Late calling: a degree for 96-year-old ministerial student
July 7, 2000
At 96, ministerial student Ed Schreiber acknowledges the irony in choosing as his favorite Biblical figure the prophet Samuel, who was just a boy when he heard God call him to service. “I hear God now,” said Schreiber, who began his seminary studies at age 92, “and I believe I’m being called to be a more credible witness for Jesus Christ.”
Outlaws pummel Paola, 9-2
July 7, 2000
Jason Chappell struck out 12 batters in a complete-game three-hitter Thursday night at Free State, and the Lawrence Outlaws rolled past Paola, 9-2.
Musical brings back childhood memories
July 7, 2000
By Jan Biles Journal-World Arts Editor Anyone — from 6 to 66 — who can understand Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” will fall in love with Kansas Summer Theatre’s production of “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.”
Missile defense test set
July 7, 2000
Final preparations were under way Thursday for a $100 million test of the proposed U.S. missile defense system amid a fresh barrage of charges by U.S. experts that it will not work and will undermine U.S. national security. “The system would offer little protection and would do grave harm to this nation’s core security interests,” said a letter to President Clinton from 50 Nobel Prize-winning scientists.
Williams gives fans what they wanted
July 7, 2000
By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer Roy Williams’ announcement triggered jubilation at Memorial Stadium and around the region. Sixteen thousand people gathered in one place have never been more silent. Then, two words — “I’m staying” — and Memorial Stadium erupted in celebration.
Assistant Miller ‘ecstatic’
July 7, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Journal-World Sports Writer An assistant basketball coach at Kansas University, Miller is the newest one. That means he does not travel to recruit (he helps in on-campus visits) and, when possible job openings arrive for KU assistants, he sits and waits to see what Joe Holladay and Neil Dougherty will do.
Elderly waiting list saga not over yet
Agency, governor spar over politics of putting older people on hold
July 7, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer Six months ago, amid much political heat, Gov. Bill Graves assured Kansans that waiting lists for services to the state’s frail elderly were a problem fixed for at least another year. But now, one of 11 state-funded area agencies on aging says it is in a financial hole and must put old people seeking help on hold.
National pride
July 7, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Do enough of us understand and appreciate our roots and what they can lead to? Recent July 4 observances, so well chronicled by live television, should have given millions of Americans a new sense of pride about the accomplishments of their country and its citizens. The Washington and New York observances in particular were truly spectacular and reminded us again that America really knows how to stage a celebration.
Daily ticker
July 7, 2000
Cyberdating helps some make trip to altar
July 7, 2000
In the often racy realm of cyberspace dating, these are come-on lines with a difference: “Avid reader, enjoys theological studies.” “Single, conservative Lutheran pastor in rural Iowa.” Uncomfortable with local bar scenes, restless in the social circles of their own churches, single Christians by the tens of thousands are flocking to Internet services offering the prospect of spiritually correct matchmaking.
Parents must be overprotective today
July 7, 2000
By James Dobson Focus on the Family Q: I have a friend who guards her kids as if they were in mortal danger. I feel like I should let mine spread their wings a little, even though they’re only 9 and 11 years of age. Who do you think is right?
Woman decries time lost to talk about sports
July 7, 2000
Dear Ann: I completely agree with “Sports Parents in La Crosse, Wis.,” who complained that school sports take up entirely too much time and energy in our children’s lives.
Authorities find body, may be Dr. J’s son
July 7, 2000
Authorities pulled the car of Cory Erving out of a pond Thursday and said a body found inside appears to be that of the troubled 19-year-old son of basketball great Julius “Dr. J” Erving.
Peltier defenders challenge FBI head
July 7, 2000
The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee has challenged FBI Director Louis Freeh to a live, nationally televised debate.
KDHE begins push to immunize teens
July 7, 2000
A campaign to encourage teen-agers to get vaccinated against hepatitis B is under way by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The department’s goal is to vaccinate 34,000 children by June 1 of next year.
Store guard charged in shoplifting death
July 7, 2000
A private security guard was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the suffocation death of a black man last month outside a department store.
Mideast summit ‘50-50’ for success
July 7, 2000
The Palestinians are asking for $40 billion in international aid to set up independent state once a peace agreement with Israel is completed, Yasser Arafat’s top economic adviser said Thursday.
Hutchinson botches collection of bed tax
July 7, 2000
People who stayed in Hutchinson motels from mid-May to the end of June paid an unauthorized tax, but probably won’t be getting a refund. That’s because the city did not follow state law in implementing a 1 percent motel-bed tax increase in May. The tax has been suspended until Oct. 1.
Nazi slave labor reparations approved
July 7, 2000
Germany’s Parliament on Thursday approved a $5 billion compensation fund for surviving Nazi slave laborers, enshrining in law a long-promised atonement for more than 1.2 million victims of the Third Reich.
I (still) do’
Church gives all its members a chance to say I (still) do
July 7, 2000
By Jim Baker Journal-World Writer John and Helen Scanlan said their marriage vows on Nov. 15, 1952, in Elizabeth, N.J. This weekend, the Lawrence couple will say them again during one of two special wedding vow renewal Masses that will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky.
Religion Briefs
July 7, 2000
Quotes from Roy Williams’ press conference
July 7, 2000
The following are quotes from Roy Williams’ July 7 press conference announcing he will stay at Kansas University.
Horoscopes
July 7, 2000