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Welfare reform makes exceptions for abused
July 10, 2000
Battered women in West Virginia can retain their welfare benefits without meeting work requirements if their situation merits such treatment.
Closing arguments due in landmark smoking trial
July 10, 2000
Jurors in Florida’s landmark smokers trial already have placed the blame for hundreds of thousands of ailing smokers on cigarette makers. Now they could punish Big Tobacco like no U.S. jury ever has.
Controversy opens AIDS summit
July 10, 2000
While protesters demanded cheaper medication to treat HIV-related illnesses, South Africa’s president tried to play down criticism that he does not believe that HIV causes AIDS.
Defections put Mideast peace talks at stake
July 10, 2000
With stunning speed, Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s painstakingly constructed coalition government collapsed around him Sunday, threatening his ability both to govern and to make peace on the eve of a high-stakes summit with the Palestinians.
Raiders rally, 17-15
But Outlaws pounded, 14-5
July 10, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Journal-World Sports Writer Chanute squandered a 10-0 lead and lost the first game of a doubleheader to the Raiders, but found redemption against the Outlaws.
Racoons create a racket at our house
Jest for Grins
July 10, 2000
My husband Ray did it again! Set off the burglar alarm when he opened a door to the deck to confront the raccoon making a meal of the birds’ sunflower seeds.
Interleague Roundup
July 10, 2000
Vatican rebukes gay pride parade
July 10, 2000
Pope John Paul II bitterly denounced the gay pride festival in Rome as offensive to Christians and said Sunday that homosexual acts are “contrary to natural law.” The pontiff spoke from his balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square the day after tens of thousands of people took part in an international gay pride parade in Rome. The parade capped a weeklong festival the Vatican had tried to get canceled.
Evolution not the only issue in board races
July 10, 2000
Evolution is sure to receive much attention in State Board of Education races, but candidates also are talking about such issues as student testing, teacher preparation and the relationship of board members.
Purple Heart Bridge honors veterans
I was lucky … A lot of men didn’t make it back’
July 10, 2000
A new bridge across the Arkansas River has been dedicated as the “Purple Heart Bridge,” honoring Americans injured in military action. As service anthems played, about 20 holders of the medal — soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen — marched across the bridge Saturday to cheers from about 150 relatives, friends and supporters.
Tiahrt opponents will have work cut out for them
July 10, 2000
Democrats and the labor union leaders who are their traditional allies insist they can unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt this year. However, they qualify their optimistic statements with “ifs”: if their candidate can raise enough money, for example.
Site Seeing
July 10, 2000
A virtual tour around interesting new web sites.
People, Faces & Things
July 10, 2000
News Briefs
July 10, 2000
Russian troops weary of Chechnya
July 10, 2000
At the Bachi-Yurt checkpoint in Chechnya, the alert level is high but morale among Russian troops is low. Soldiers at the checkpoint on Sunday expressed disillusionment about prospects for hunting down elusive Chechen independence fighters who have turned to hit-and-run attacks and car and truck bombs.
WNBA Roundup
July 10, 2000
Rodriguez recovering from concussion, knee injury
July 10, 2000
Seattle isn’t concerned about Alex Rodriguez’s head injury, but now is taking a closer look at the shortstop’s knee.
Hentgen handcuffs Giants as Cards halt sizz
July 10, 2000
St. Louis’ Pat Hentgen allowed just two hits in five scoreless innings as San Francisco saw its eight-game winning streak snapped.
Aunt should keep improper surfing between her, neice
July 10, 2000
Ann Landers
Williams sisters quiet critics at Wimbly
July 10, 2000
Brash pronouncements that once grated have lost their edge. Annoying arrogance became refreshing candor when Venus Williams won Wimbledon.
Heinz squirts green, fun into new ketchup bottles
July 10, 2000
In an uncertain world, there always seemed to be a few things you could count on: the sky being blue, grass growing green and ketchup pouring out red. But the world seems a little less certain today after a jolt from Heinz: The company is introducing green ketchup.
GOP county candidates stress growth
July 10, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Listen for the door knocks. It’s election time again. The two Republican candidates for the 2nd District Douglas County Commission seat both say they’ll be going door-to-door trying to best one another as Aug. 1 primary voter favorites. “Everywhere I go, I’m constantly talking to people,” said Vinland resident and candidate Scott Mock, who was canvassing Baldwin this weekend.
New York overrun by millions of rats
July 10, 2000
The city’s rat population — about 70 million — outnumbers its human residents by about 9 to 1.
Stewart first at New England 300
Driver dedicates victory to Irwin
July 10, 2000
Tony Stewart led 156 of 273 laps during Sunday’s race at New Hampshire International Speedway.
Horoscopes
July 10, 2000
Online comedy best when it’s interactive
July 10, 2000
The Web is a funny place, but it still may not be ready for real comedy. There is a slew of humor sites on the ‘Net, but only a few, including Z.com, MediaTrip.com and newcomer ComedyWorld.com, offer worthwhile live or archived comedy performances.
England’s ‘Finest Hour’ recalled
July 10, 2000
By Kevin McDonough Imagine an island nation. Its allies have been crushed by a cruel and seemingly invincible power. Its army has just bid a hasty retreat from certain destruction and has abandoned most of its weaponry on foreign shores. Its cities are subject to merciless bombardment and its population fears imminent invasion. No, this is not the plot of “Independence Day.” This was the state of England, 60 summers ago, after Hitler’s armies had conquered France, and seemed on the verge of enslaving the British Isles.
Tech notes
July 10, 2000
Here are some previews of handy new gadgets you just can’t live without.
Ruth M. LaDuke
July 10, 2000
Business Bits
July 10, 2000
A small campaign reform step
July 10, 2000
By Walter R. Mears AP Special Correspondent This time, all the political forces aligned to produce the first significant campaign finance reform law in 21 years. Next time may be a while coming.
Tax-free Internet sales won’t last
July 10, 2000
Froma Harrop Providence Journal It’s the fashion in Washington to say that you love the Internet and hate taxes. And so the House bill to continue forbidding states to demand that online retailers collect the same sales taxes as the stores in town made a nice cocktail mix. Best of all for the reps, while they might jeopardize the revenues that states rely on, they did not touch the flow of federal tax dollars with which they must work.
Lack of managerial experience may be Richardson’s downfall
July 10, 2000
Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Bill Richardson, the under-fire secretary of energy who would be vice president, may find himself looking for a new job altogether. Sources in his department tell us of the low morale there, which has manifested itself into a broad disapproval of the secretary.
Roadwork Ahead
July 10, 2000
The following projects will affect traffic this week in Lawrence.
Area Briefs
July 10, 2000
Doherty has ‘productive’ visit with Tar Heels
July 10, 2000
Notre Dame coach Matt Doherty had a “productive” meeting with North Carolina about its coaching vacancy, but he has not been offered the job.
737 orders slow layoffs at Boeing
July 10, 2000
Wichita (ap) — In March Boeing was saying it would cut 2,000 Wichita jobs this year, most by the end of June.
Clinton commutes prison terms
July 10, 2000
President Clinton has commuted the prison sentences of four women who were convicted of drug crimes but received much harsher sentences than men involved in the cases, a White House spokesman said Sunday.
Brown meets with Tar Heels’ Baddour
July 10, 2000
An official from the University of North Carolina was in California Sunday meeting with Larry Brown. But it wasn’t to offer the 76ers’ head coach the Tar Heels’ coaching job.
Twelve dead in soccer stampede in Zimbabwe
July 10, 2000
Twelve people died in a soccer stampede, set off when police fired tear gas at bottle-throwing fans during a World Cup qualifier Sunday between Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Experts: Alzheimer’s epidemic near
July 10, 2000
Alzheimer’s disease is increasing so fast that more than 22 million people worldwide will be affected by 2025, experts warned Sunday. They urged new research to spot the very earliest symptoms and hunt for ways to protect these people’s brains.
N. Ireland tensions reach explosive pitch
July 10, 2000
Offering bitter words but no violence, an estimated 3,000 Protestant hard-liners marched Sunday to a British army barricade that prevented them from parading through the main Catholic district of this fiercely Protestant town.
Guatemalan villagers burn eight to death
July 10, 2000
A crowd of 200 villagers burned to death eight men they accused of running guns and drugs in western Guatemala’s mostly-Indian highlands, police reported Sunday.
All rights, no responsibilities?
Candidates haave opportunity to shape ideals
July 10, 2000
Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Memo to George W. Bush and Al Gore: Congratulations. Each of you in the next few weeks will give the single most important speech of your life. That, of course, will be when you accept the presidential nomination of your party. That last night of the convention, millions of Americans will listen to you for the first time, pay serious attention to you for the first time, and, in many cases, decide on the spot whether they could vote on Nov. 7 to put you in the Oval Office.
Symbolic message
July 10, 2000
Coping with threats
July 10, 2000
Journal-World Editorial What would you do if faced with a troublesome or even dangerous airline passenger? Would you take any action if someone on your commercial airline flight got seriously out of line?
Old Home Town
July 10, 2000
Taiwan latest typhoon target
July 10, 2000
As a killer typhoon left Japan, another one hit Taiwan Sunday morning, cutting power, shutting down airports, and causing a grisly car accident that left one dead.
City Ploice Blotter
July 10, 2000
Armstrong continues strategy
July 10, 2000
Lance Armstrong used Sunday’s ninth stage of the Tour de France as a dress rehearsal. The race’s defending champion tested out the bicycle he plans to use in the tougher climbing stages, and still managed to stay ahead of his chief challengers in the overall standings.
Watch out for rising penalty rates
July 10, 2000
By Jane Bryant Quinn Personal Finance Next time you get a credit-card bill, take a look at the interest rate charged on your unpaid balances. I’ll wager it’s higher than you thought. You may even be paying “penalty rates” that have recently topped 30 percent.
U.S. denies Rwanda culpability
July 10, 2000
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Sunday that an international panel was wrong to blame the United States for failing to prevent the slaughter of more than 500,000 people in Rwanda.
Internet group to discuss more domain names
July 10, 2000
Dot-movie. Dot-protest. Even dot-sex? The organization that coordinates the Internet’s address books meets this week in Yokohama, Japan, to consider adding domain names such as these to the familiar .com, .net and .org.
Bombs rock southern Russia
July 10, 2000
Two bombs exploded at an outdoor food market and a department store in southern Russia on Sunday, killing at least seven people and wounding 18 others.
Left Lane Law’ designed to protect law officers along roadside
Deaths, car wrecks prompt legislators to take action
July 10, 2000
For Alex Petigna, stopping motorists alongside busy highways is part of a job that he knows can bring him within inches of death or serious injury. In 12 years with the Kansas Highway Patrol, Petigna has had three cruisers rear-ended. More drivers than he can count have come too close for his comfort as he stood on the roadside ticketing a bad driver or helping a motorist.
Sorenstam claims fourth win of year
July 10, 2000
Annika Sorenstam’s four-shot lead faded in the rain, but her birdie on the second hole of a playoff in the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic gave the Swedish star her fourth LPGA Tour victory of the year.
Fight rages over dump near civil rights trail
July 10, 2000
The historic Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights trail, U.S. Highway 80, runs through rural Lowndes County, meandering past tracts of dusty farmland, boarded-up gas stations and sacred civil rights-era ground.
Today in History
July 10, 2000
* On July 10, 1850, Vice President Millard Fillmore assumed the presidency, following the death of President Taylor.
Historic suspension bridge’s life span runs its course
July 10, 2000
A Barton County landmark is gone after nearly 70 years. The suspension bridge that supported a natural gas pipeline across the Arkansas River south of Ellinwood since the early 1930s was taken down by construction workers on Thursday.
Manslaughter charge filed in fatal fight at hockey rink
July 10, 2000
A man accused of a beating another father at a youth hockey game has been charged with manslaughter.
Confederates rally ‘round their flag
July 10, 2000
About a dozen protesters waved the Confederate flag outside the NAACP’s national convention Sunday and defended the banner that the civil rights organization has deemed a symbol of slavery.
Senators fire off predictions on missile-defense program
July 10, 2000
Clinton administration officials said Sunday they expect the president will decide whether to go ahead with the next phase of a national missile defense system and not leave it up to his successor.
Study examines Indian crime and punishment
July 10, 2000
On many nights, the small jail on Arizona’s White Mountain Apache reservation is packed to twice its 46-inmate capacity with people convicted or accused of domestic violence, drunken driving and other crimes.
Car dealers vs. brokers
Internet is changing automobile industry
July 10, 2000
Logging onto the Web to find that brand-spanking-new jalopy is good, say carmakers and their dealers. But they contend that buying it online is bad if the seller is a so-called Internet car broker, such as CarsDirect.com, that buys vehicles from dealers and then resells them to individuals.
Library adding to self-service
Officials emphasize machines won’t put librarians out of a job
July 10, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer Technophobic bibliophiles beware. The Lawrence Public Library is adding a second self-checkout machine. This one will be gasp in the adult section. But 13-year-old Leah Hoelscher doesn’t want technologically inhibited people to worry too much that they will be abandoned in the computer age without personal contact.
Elector confident to cast vote for Gore
July 10, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer In December, Joe Oliver of Leavenworth may become for a day one of the most powerful people in America. That’s when he might join the electoral college that selects the next president. Whether the Democratic elector gets to cast his vote for Al Gore may depend on how well he and others mobilize voters in Leavenworth County and across the state.
MLB Briefs
July 10, 2000
Army gets 21st century makeover
July 10, 2000
In the evergreen foothills of the Cascade Mountains, among the same forests of pine and fir where young men trained for the trench battles of World War I, soldiers like Spc. Ragnar Schuett are leading the Army’s march to a radically new approach to fighting in the 21st century.
No heat relief in forecast
Area residents urged to take heat-related precautions
July 10, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer July temperatures in the mid-90s and high humidity have concerned some Kansas residents, especially those who work with the elderly. And forecasters say the heat isn’t expected to let up for at least a week. The Kansas Department of Aging recently issued a warning that senior citizens should take precautions against heat-related illnesses.
Shoe flap involves UW
Badger athletes received special discounts, newspaper says
July 10, 2000
Allegations of special treatment for University of Wisconsin athletes at a shoe store that are now being investigated by the school first came to UW’s attention last year, a school official says.
Lima snaps skid
July 10, 2000
Houston pitcher Jose Lima halted a 13-game losing streak as the Astros won the series finale with Kansas City, 9-6.
KU’s Axtell expanding horizons
July 10, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Senior-to-be Luke Axtell is working on both basketball and a music endeavor this summer. Kansas basketball notes that might have been lost in the shuffle during the great Roy Williams Watch 2000.
All-Star dropouts ‘disappointing’
July 10, 2000
If not for the recent rash of injuries, the lineups for Tuesday night’s All-Star game might have been among the most imposing ever.
Rainy-day delight
July 10, 2000
Pete Sampras overcame a plethora of problems including a four-hour rain delay to start the day to win his seventh Wimbledon singles title.
Margarette P. Fairbanks
July 10, 2000
Pearl Purvis
July 10, 2000
Petro Granat
July 10, 2000
Pamela Louise Wash-Austin
July 10, 2000
Love animals? Check out these sites
Web winners
July 10, 2000
Web winners The recent introduction in Congress of a bill to outlaw the use of circus elephants sent us lumbering over the Web to see what’s up with animal rights.
What’s a good laptop connection?
Technology Q&A with Lou Dolinar
July 10, 2000
Lou Dolinar Technology Q&A I’m going to college this fall and am taking a laptop computer. I didn’t buy it yet, but I’m thinking of getting one for $949 — the KDS brand at www.computers4sure.com.
Jerry Lewis is going online.
July 10, 2000
The Muscular Dystrophy Assn. and GlobalMedia.com will unveil the first Web-enhanced telethon over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-4.
Rage’ misfires its anti-gun message
July 10, 2000
In 1974 the Emmy Award-winning writing-and-producing team of Richard Levinson and William Link made an unforgettable TV movie, “The Gun,” in which they traced the history of a single handgun as it passed from person to person. Swift, economical and devastating under John Badham’s terse direction, it was as entertaining as it was powerful — an implicit plea for anti-gun legislation.
Thompson snares first at State Farm
July 10, 2000
Thompson wins State Farm Senior Classic in playoff with Aoki. Thompson made a 2-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to ruin a sensational comeback by Isao Aoki and win the State Farm Senior Classic.
Allenby thrives in sudden death
Australian golfer wins Western Open for second OT victory of PGA career
July 10, 2000
The Australian won the Western Open for his second PGA Tour title Sunday, tapping in a 2-foot par putt to beat Nick Price on the first extra hole. Allenby won his first title by beating Craig Stadler on the fourth playoff hole in the Houston Open in April.
Alfred M. LaDuke
July 10, 2000
IMac, camera, action
Apple’s iMac moves home digital video forward
July 10, 2000
Apple’s iMac DV and its new video editing software, partnered with a digital camcorder, has put home videographers in the director’s chair. Joe Brand Sr. stores “tons and tons” of pictures in boxes from his days as a combat photographer for the Marines. One day, he plans to make a documentary-like video out of them. But not yet. First, he wants to learn all he can about editing digital video on his new iMac DV computer.
Study finds girls don’t want to be geeks
Companies facing shortage of computer programmers
July 10, 2000
Katy Prendergast doesn’t care what goes on inside her computer, and she has no grand thoughts about a high-paying technology job. The only reason the high school junior signed up for an introductory computer programming class was to get another credit toward graduation. She got a B but still would rather leave the technical work to others.