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Top movies
July 13, 2000
Jukebox
July 13, 2000
Here are the weekly charts for the nation’s best-selling recorded music as they appear in this week’s issue of Billboard magazine.
Harry Potter — The questions
July 13, 2000
To separate the Gryffindors from the Slytherins, we’ve devised a Harry Potter quiz. The answers are in the next story.
Krall and Feinstein on ‘Pops’
July 13, 2000
Is jazz America’s classical music? Can the songs of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin be compared to Mozart? Has the elevation of jazz to a form of conservatory music cost the art form its “soul?” For answers to these weighty questions, you’ll have to wait for “Jazz,” the new documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns to air this fall on PBS.
Ethanol offers some advantages
July 13, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Ethanol, a clear, colorless liquid compound, is a member of the alcohol family and has been produced since ancient times. Today, it can be used as a stand-alone automotive fuel or it can be mixed with gasoline. The mixture allows for cleaner burning in car engines, which results in fewer emissions. Because it comes from corn, ethanol is also a renewable resource. So why is it controversial?
Putin pressured on Chechnya
Issue will hang over Okinawa summit
July 13, 2000
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Russia’s reconquest of Chechnya is being capsized by guerrilla attacks that now kill or wound several hundred Russian soldiers a week. A bloody stalemate similar to the one that humiliated Moscow in 1996 is suddenly a plausible outcome to this campaign as well.
Air complaint
July 13, 2000
Violation of trust
July 13, 2000
Bus stops
July 13, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Efforts to establish a public bus system in Lawrence have not gone particularly smoothly. Is this par for the course, or are local officials doing something wrong?
Roger Schwabauer
July 13, 2000
Anthony Watgen
July 13, 2000
Area agency on aging to register senior voters
July 13, 2000
The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging wants area seniors to register to vote for the upcoming primary and general elections.
Baldwin police correct accusations
July 13, 2000
A Baldwin man arrested Monday on drug accusations did not try to sneak illegal substances into a correctional facility. Baldwin Police Sgt. Colleen Larson said Wednesday that accusation, which appeared on the Douglas County Jail log, was made in error.
City Police Blotter
July 13, 2000
World Briefs
July 13, 2000
Creationists, scientists square off in debate
July 13, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer Seventy-five years after the Scopes Monkey Trial on the teaching of evolution, actors revisited parts of the courtroom drama Wednesday on a stage in the state where debate on the theory continues. In a panel discussion afterward, scientists and creationists both said they were victims of concerted efforts to silence their truths.
Bipartisan Medicare plan draws support
July 13, 2000
Prescription drug costs would be shared by people on Medicare and the government while hospital benefits would be enhanced under an effort to reach compromise on an issue that has sharply divided Republicans and Democrats in this election year.
KC Post 83 rocks Raiders
July 13, 2000
By Levi Chronister Journal-World Sports Writer KC Post 83 had 14 hits through the first three innings in a run-rule-shortened rout of the Raiders.
Parched earth a prelude to drought
July 13, 2000
Drought conditions have lessened in some parts of northeast Kansas, but they have worsened in the northwest region of the state.
Irwin remembered as racer who loved to be in cockpit
July 13, 2000
Hundreds of mourners packed a church Wednesday to remember NASCAR driver Kenny Irwin, whose great passion in life also brought his death.
Africans propose union treaty
July 13, 2000
African leaders signed a draft treaty Wednesday seen as a step toward a new African Union and an eventual continent-wide partnership overseeing defense, foreign affairs and the economy.
N. Ireland Protestant marches peaceful
July 13, 2000
The blare of the bagpipes, the boom of the bass drum, the tweedle of the fife and thousands of twirling batons blended in the air with ancient religious animosities in Northern Ireland as tens of thousands of Protestants marked their biggest holiday Wednesday, a celebration of the defeat of a Catholic army on Irish soil three centuries ago.
Airline delays mount despite FAA tinkering
July 13, 2000
A Federal Aviation Administration program designed to reduce flight delays hasn’t done much yet, according to newly released data.
Long-distance complaints on the rise
July 13, 2000
Consumer complaints to state regulators about long-distance phone bills for the top two carriers nearly tripled over the past two years, according to data released Wednesday.
Cornea cells restore sight
July 13, 2000
Scores of blind people in California and Taiwan are seeing again through eyes refurbished in the laboratory.
Jury rejects smoking lawsuit
July 13, 2000
A jury rejected a $102 million wrongful death suit Wednesday filed against a tobacco company by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.
Commission hears U.S. 59 concerns
July 13, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Though Douglas County commissioners have heard it many times before, someone Wednesday asked if the county could address safety concerns at Baldwin Junction. At least six months ago, the Kansas Department of Transportation removed the 45 mph reduced speed limit signs along U.S. Highway 59 near the junction, where U.S. Highway 56 crosses.
County commission briefs
July 13, 2000
Douglas County commissioners Wednesday approved rental fees for the new community building at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Douglas County commissioners Wednesday took a step forward with their plans to assist Baldwin officials in relocating their water line from the Baker Wetlands to along County Road 1055.
Deaths charted from running traffic lights
July 13, 2000
Drivers who make a split-second decision to try to beat a red light are to blame for the deaths of more than 800 people and an estimated 200,000 injuries in the United States each year, according to a study of government figures.
Lennon tune judged ‘greatest song written’
July 13, 2000
A group of legendary pop songwriters has named the Beatles’ “In My Life” as the greatest song ever written.
Bush’s transformation since primaries is stunning
July 13, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News In front of our eyes, the transformation of George W. Bush has been so smooth, magical and seamless, it’s like watching Harry Houdini escape from a locked safe underwater. Do that trick for us again, Dubya.
Kansas BOE member announces resignation
July 13, 2000
A State Board of Education member whose status as a Kansas resident was in doubt has decided to resign rather than face an attempt to remove him from office. Scott Hill, a Republican, plans to leave the board Monday. Hill maintains a ranch north of Abilene, but he also raises cattle and sheep on a ranch near Mosby, Mont. In June he voted in Montana’s primary election.
Final answer: Inmate’s candy wrapper not worth a million
July 13, 2000
Inmate Brian McCluskey almost found heaven at the Purgatory Correctional Facility. He thought a bag of M&Ms he earned for helping with chores at the jail was a winner in a million-dollar national contest.
Checklist helps limit unnecessary X-rays
July 13, 2000
Proposed new checklists to rule out spine and brain injuries could save emergency rooms millions of dollars on X-rays and tens of millions on CAT scans each year, two new studies say.
Harry Potter
Here’s a quiz to test your Harry Potter knowledge
July 13, 2000
By Margo Harakas Sun-Sentinel, South Florida It’s the phenom of the publishing world. A bespectacled, scarred, 11-year-old orphan boy has captured, as if by magic, the hearts, minds and imaginations not of a nation, but of kids and the young-at-heart worldwide.
2 bodies uncovered in building collapse
July 13, 2000
Two bodies were discovered Wednesday in the wreckage of a pair of collapsed residential buildings and neighbors kept vigil for two people still missing in the rubble.
Utility companies keeping up, so far
July 13, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer Utility providers, city officials and health workers say the early July heat wave hasn’t pushed Douglas County resources to the limit — yet. Officials from KPL, which supplies electricity to the Lawrence area, said the company has encountered no problems meeting demands of 11 consecutive 90-degree days. “We are in pretty good shape,” spokeswoman Cynthia McCarvel said. “It doesn’t look like we are going to be breaking any records, but our demand is up.”
State Briefs
July 13, 2000
Ottawa University to lose its president
July 13, 2000
After an eight-year tenure, Harold D. Germer will retire as president of Ottawa University by the end of the year.
Letter found purportedly written by missing woman
Teen’s father believes letter was written as cover-up
July 13, 2000
A letter thought to be written by the first woman linked to a man accused of killing five people has been turned over to investigators, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
Little progress seen at Mideast summit
Clinton prodding Israelis, Palestinians toward compromise
July 13, 2000
President Clinton struggled to push Israel and the Palestinians toward a settlement of their half-century conflict at a summit that was turning out to be difficult, as all sides had feared. Still, the White House said Wednesday that there had been “real engagement” on substantive issues.
WNBA Roundup
July 13, 2000
Doherty has skills to succeed
July 13, 2000
by Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Here’s a classified ad you won’t find in the NCAA News, in USA Today or in your favorite newspaper and mine the Durham Herald-Sun, aka the Dewey-Defeats-Truman Gazette:
Royals resemble ‘99 team
July 13, 2000
Like last year, when they lost 97 games, the Royals in mid-May were just above .500. Now they’re freefalling through the All-Star break.
Video shows suspect in police shooting beaten by officers before arrest
July 13, 2000
Police on Wednesday were videotaped kicking and beating a suspect who had been involved in a shootout with police minutes earlier. Mayor John F. Street promised “a proper and fair investigation.”
More than 40 die in Bombay slum landslide
July 13, 2000
At least 42 people died and 38 were injured when part of a hill loosened by monsoon rain collapsed on unauthorized slums, city officials said Thursday.
Oread facing legal battles
July 13, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor A Lawrence contractor wants a judge to force Oread Inc. into selling a pharmaceuticals plant to settle an unpaid $120,500 debt. The city also is taking the company to court to address complaints about the plant’s appearance and noise emissions.
Business briefcase
July 13, 2000
CD reflects Sevendust’s growth
Band finds following by touring ‘like crazy’
July 13, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Journal-World Writer Sevendust recently finished a 3 1/2-month stint opening for Creed, and is now on the Tatoo the Earth tour.
Acting out on behalf of evolution
Kansas is now ground zero in this battle’
July 13, 2000
Much like they do at the Academy Awards, Hollywood actors made impassioned pleas for their cause Wednesday at Kansas University’s Lied Center. The cause: The Kansas State Board of Education’s decision to downplay evolution in public school assessment tests.
Sizing up July’s sizzle
Drought watch goes into effect
July 13, 2000
Drought conditions have lessened in some parts of northeast Kansas, but they have worsened in the northwest region of the state. Gov. Bill Graves on Wednesday issued a drought watch for the Upper Republican and Solomon river basins in northwest and north-central Kansas. Its purpose is to notify residents, government officials, and water suppliers and users that drought conditions exist and that officials and residents should be prepared to take appropriate action.
Tar Heels turn to Doherty
North Carolina’s new coach followed advice from Jordan
July 13, 2000
Thirty-eight-year-old Matt Doherty was scheduled to sign a six-year contract with a salary of $350,000 per season. Doherty, a starter on North Carolina’s 1982 NCAA national championship team, took Jordan’s advice later in the day, leaving Notre Dame after one season to become coach of one of the more storied college programs in the country.
Would Kansas have called Doherty about opening?
July 13, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor New North Carolina coach Matt Doherty said he would have visited with KU officials if Roy Williams had gone to UNC.
Volunteers take caravan to Cuba
Pastors for Peace breaks law to take supplies to island nation
July 13, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Three people soon to be American outlaws stopped this week in Lawrence on their way to Cuba. They brought with them some of their “contraband”: medical and school supplies. They are taking those items as a gift to the people of Cuba. Because of the 40-year-old U.S. law against doing business with or sending aid to Cuba, they will be risking arrest, prison time and thousands of dollars in fines.
Arts note
July 13, 2000
Advantage searching for ‘Singing’ pets
Prediction: Indians ripe for fire sale
July 13, 2000
Got nothin’ else going? Me, either. What do you say we kill a few minutes together musing about the baseball season’s second half.
Even in ‘Origins,’ the play’s the thing
July 13, 2000
By Jan Biles Journal-World Features-Arts Editor Wednesday night, when I entered the Lied Center to see “Origins,” I thought, “I should have brought along a paring knife to peel away the politics so I could get to the core of it all.”
Coup leaders release remaining hostages in Fiji
July 13, 2000
Coup leaders on Thursday released the remaining 18 hostages in a two-month-old parliamentary hostage crisis. The crisis has spawned increasing unrest in Fiji, including the seizure of at least four tourist resorts, the military said.
Recruiting, coaching carousel hot topics these days
July 13, 2000
Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Ryan Humphrey, a forward who transferred from Oklahoma to Notre Dame a year ago, is eligible to play for the Irish this season.
Unlicensed drivers often a fatal problem
July 13, 2000
One in every five fatal car crashes in the United States each year involves a driver who does not have a valid license or whose license status is a mystery to law enforcement, according to a study released Wednesday.
Master park plan includes trails
July 13, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer Lawrence Parks and Recreation officials unveiled a near-final version of the master plan for a proposed park near the corner of North Iowa Street and Peterson Road. More than a dozen residents gathered Wednesday in neighboring Lawrence Heights Christian Church’s fellowship hall to examine the plan and offer final input.
Red-hot Busch had to beat eight others to earn truck berth
July 13, 2000
Winning the audition can be tougher than playing the part. Just ask Kurt Busch, who had to beat eight other wannabes last fall to earn the driver’s seat with vaunted Roush Racing.
Armstrong too strong, rivals say
July 13, 2000
Tour de France riders took the day off Wednesday. American Lance Armstrong leads the three-week race by 4 minutes, 14 seconds.
Oregon coach will interview for Notre Dame job
July 13, 2000
Oregon basketball coach Ernie Kent will meet today with Notre Dame officials to discuss the school’s coaching job.
People, Faces & Things
July 13, 2000
MLB Briefs
July 13, 2000
Daily ticker
July 13, 2000
KU’s field of dreams?
Jayhawks eager to play on new AstroPlay field
July 13, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Kansas wideout Harrison Hill gave AstroPlay an unqualified endorsement. Now he’s looking forward to playing on it.
Brainjacking’ is key to finishing “Maken X’
July 13, 2000
“Maken X” is an easy game to learn, giving you full command quickly and letting you enjoy both the action and the sights and sounds.
Godzilla
Lizard leaps to forefront of festival
July 13, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Journal-World Writer Several events are planned to analyze the reptilian cultural phenomenon. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Godzilla is poised to shake, stomp, rattle and roll through the River City next week.
Recital honors retiring carillonneur
July 13, 2000
By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer Kansas University’s carillonneur is stepping down at the end of the summer.
Author follows in famous footsteps
The greatest pain was separation from family
July 13, 2000
W. Hodding Carter’s account of his 1,900-mile journey in a replica of a Viking cargo ship is chronicled in “A Viking Voyage.”
Scary Movie’ brings Wayans back to comedy
July 13, 2000
Actor-director Keenen Wayans says “I’m staying” to comedy.
Chicago act mixes punk, pub tunes
The Tossers’ music taps into Irish background
July 13, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer Eight years and countless pints later, Chicago’s answer to the Pogues are finally hitting the road to tour nationally.
CASA hopes to raise $10,000
July 13, 2000
By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer Douglas County CASA will give away a playhouse to raise money for services to help abused and neglected children.
Weird news
July 13, 2000
Sprint, WorldCom boards call off merger
July 13, 2000
WorldCom and Sprint called off their planned $129 billion telecommunications merger Thursday in the face of extreme opposition from U.S. and European regulators. The companies said in a statement that “the set of conditions ultimately demanded by the U.S. Department of Justice would compromise the customer and financial benefits of the merger.”
Bomb squad removes explosive
July 13, 2000
The Overland Park bomb squad removed long-buried dynamite Tuesday from a rural Douglas County location.
GOP ‘marriage penalty’ tax cut passes overwhelmingly in House
July 13, 2000
The House overwhelmingly approved tax relief for married couples for the second time this year Wednesday, as a renewed Republican drive to cut taxes this year appeared to gain momentum.
Old Home Town
July 13, 2000
Texas kills 25th inmate this year
July 13, 2000
A former long-haul trucker was executed by injection Wednesday for raping and fatally slashing and stabbing two women who lived next door to him at an apartment complex.
AIDS creating wave of African orphans
July 13, 2000
Among the ravages AIDS has brought to Africa is a wave of orphanhood that will continue to grow for at least a generation, according to a U.S. government study to be released today.
UNC unfamiliar with transitions
July 13, 2000
Matt Doherty is just North Carolina’s fourth coach since 1952 and the second to be hired from another school.
EPA postpones state hearing on water rules
July 13, 2000
Pleas from Kansas officials have prompted federal regulators to postpone a July 27 hearing on hotly contested clean water rules. State regulators, the Kansas Farm Bureau and other foes will have opportunities in mid-September to argue against new federal water quality standards for Kansas that for the first time would extend to privately-owned lakes and farm ponds.
All-Stars turn attention to second half
July 13, 2000
Now that the All-Star festivities are over, contenders and pretenders alike look ahead to the second half of the baseball season.
Movies
July 13, 2000
Play lets you be part of the wedding party
Interactive comedy pokes fun at relationships
July 13, 2000
By Jan Biles Journal-World Features-Arts Editor The interactive theater production will raise money for Lawrence Community Theatre.
Afghan leaders allow women back to work
July 13, 2000
Afghanistan’s Taliban militia rulers agreed Wednesday to rescind a new edict barring women from working for international relief agencies, a senior U.N. official said after a day of negotiations in southern Afghanistan.
Reds deal Neagle
July 13, 2000
The New York Yankees wanted Denny Neagle and they got him, giving up highly ranked prospects to fill in the gap in their rotation.
DNA tests don’t clear death row inmate
July 13, 2000
New DNA tests have failed to clear a Texas inmate given a reprieve by Gov. George W. Bush last month just minutes before he was to be executed on rape and murder convictions, USA Today reported.
Cleveland shelves Brown
July 13, 2000
Orlando Brown, recovering from an injury to his right eye inflicted by a referee’s flag, was placed on the physically unable to perform list by the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday.
Host Phoenix shut out of WNBA All-Star voting
July 13, 2000
The Phoenix Mercury will play host to the second WNBA All-Star game without a single player of its own in the lineup.
Nigerian villagers bury pipeline blast victims
July 13, 2000
Firefighters attempted to douse burning pools of gasoline Wednesday, struggling to extinguish a pipeline fire as villagers whisked away charred bodies and hastily buried them to avoid retribution from police.
Retired officer shares his expertise
Lessons from former New York City commander help area police departments
July 13, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Protection of a crime scene, teamwork and respect for evidence. Those are the three most important aspects of handling a murder investigation, according to Vernon J. Geberth, retired lieutenant commander of the New York City Police Department.
Land swaps shortchange taxpayers, audit concludes
July 13, 2000
A federal program designed to improve national wilderness and recreation areas by trading expendable public land for desirable private property has shortchanged taxpayers out of millions of dollars, government auditors reported Wednesday.
Water officials don’t limit irrigation
July 13, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer A panel of state water officials on Wednesday voted not to interrupt irrigation activities in northwest Kansas, derailing a regional advisory group’s attempt to salvage the area’s underground water supply.
KU’s Gruber headed to Olympic Trials
July 13, 2000
Kansas University’s Charlie Gruber will compete in both the 800 and 1,500 at this week’s Olympic Trials.
Merc buys option to decide
July 13, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor Community Mercantile Co-op has bought itself some time to make the next big decision of its 25-year-old life. The natural foods cooperative, affectionately known as the Merc, has until Sept. 1 to decide whether to move into the former Alvin’s IGA grocery store in the Hillcrest Shopping Center, Ninth and Iowa streets.
Yahoo! Stocks surge after earnings report
July 13, 2000
Stock prices rose Wednesday after a better-than-expected quarterly earnings report from Internet giant Yahoo! sent investors scrambling after technology stocks. The re-emergence of the technology sector helped push the tech-focused Nasdaq stock market back into positive territory for the year.
Big crops keep prices depressed
July 13, 2000
An agriculture agency has decreased its estimate for the size of this year’s nearly complete Kansas wheat harvest as the federal government projected another year of depressed commodity prices.
CD reviews
July 13, 2000
Calendar
July 13, 2000
Harry Potter — The answers
July 13, 2000
Here are the answers to our Harry Potter test of knowledge.
Fathers’ fight a sad episode
July 13, 2000
By Leonard Pitts The Miami Herald You’re probably familiar with the incident, years ago, where U.S. troops torched a Vietnamese village they said had been overrun by communists. Called to account for what his men had done, an American officer explained, “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.”
Doherty’s success makes Irish plum job again
July 13, 2000
Somewhere Rick Majerus has to be snickering. The coach who didn’t meet the mysterious, lofty standards of Notre Dame basketball coach a year ago, the same guy who did not fit the long-range plans of the Irish and did not even merit an interview, is looking pretty good about now.
Video clips
July 13, 2000
In Atlanta, it’s do or die
July 13, 2000
When the Indy Racing League came out with its 2001 schedule, Atlanta Motor Speedway wasn’t on it.
Erving’s son recalled as kind-hearted
July 13, 2000
The youngest son of basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving was remembered Wednesday as a fun-loving teen-ager whose smile could make everyone around him feel better.
Cancer mostly beyond genetics
July 13, 2000
Genes cause more than one-quarter of three major types of cancer — more than previously thought, but not enough to sustain hopes that the cracking of the human genetic code could eliminate the disease, researchers say.
Dalton turns toys into art
Lawrence gallery selling Philadelphia artist’s works
July 13, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Journal-World Writer A Philadelphia-based artist’s work is for kids and adults.
Nation Briefs
July 13, 2000
Paternity test creates a dilemma for ‘grandparents’
July 13, 2000
Horoscopes
July 13, 2000