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Tow truck operator wins bid, blasts city
July 19, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer The city of Lawrence’s new tow contractor is not happy about the arrangement and is talking with a lawyer about the matter.
Meeting to focus on health of women
July 19, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Nonmedical aspects of health care and support will be explored in the first Women’s Health Conference on Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
GOP leaders to select BOE member’s replacement
July 19, 2000
Republican leaders from 21 counties plan to meet Aug. 2 to pick a replacement for Scott Hill on the Kansas State Board of Education.
Clinton extends summit one day
Israelis, Palestinians still talking
July 19, 2000
The goal remains an agreement before President Clinton departs for a weekend summit with leaders of seven other nations.
Law Enforcement Report
July 19, 2000
Lazy days of summer still require breakfast
July 19, 2000
School’s out, but breakfast is important in summer, too. If the little ones are up early for day camp, start them off with a bowl of Fruitful Brown Rice. If they get to sleep in, leave the fixings for Morning Energy Drink, easy to whip up in a blender
Thai curry mixes prawns and grapes
July 19, 2000
Grapes add to the flavor of other foods, according to a California chef. The harvest of table grapes is well underway, and creative cooks like to use the bounty in more inventive ways.
News Briefs
July 19, 2000
Dorothy Shelby
July 19, 2000
Poll: Most people disapprove of big tobacco verdict
July 19, 2000
A series of polls that showed Americans think that smokers themselves, rather than the tobacco companies, are the ones responsible for the injurious effects of smoking.
Georgia senator, Paul Coverdell, dies
July 19, 2000
Sen. Paul Coverdell built a reputation as an effective, behind-the-scenes operative for Senate Republicans, working long hours to organize his colleagues into a unified voice.
Childhood allergies linked to mom’s menstrual cycle
July 19, 2000
The development of allergies in children may be related to the age at which their mothers started having menstrual periods, new research suggests.
Mastectomies to avert cancer supported
July 19, 2000
Teen caught for school shooting
July 19, 2000
A 13-year-old boy accused of climbing onto a cafeteria table and firing a shot into the ceiling during a summer school session surrendered to authorities Tuesday at his grandparents’ house.
Charges filed in violent robbery
Lawrence senior clings to life after beating
July 19, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer A Lawrence man continued to fight for his life Tuesday while the couple accused of beating him were charged in court.
Police impersonators rob family in rural DeSoto
July 19, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer Two men impersonating police officers robbed a rural DeSoto home early Tuesday, investigators said.
Ex-publisher takes paper to court
Suit centers on promise of front-page column
July 19, 2000
Sun Publications’ former publisher is suing the new owners of his newspapers, claiming they broke a promise to keep his opinion columns on the front page.
Marilynn Baringer
July 19, 2000
Holloway launches TV spots in BOE bid
July 19, 2000
Linda Holloway has stepped up her re-election campaign to the Kansas State Board of Education by launching a television advertising campaign.
Gephardt out of VP race
July 19, 2000
House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt said Tuesday, “I don’t want” to be Al Gore’s ticketmate this fall, citing his own efforts to lead his party back into a majority in the House of Representatives.
Nader outlines Green ideas
July 19, 2000
Presidential candidate Ralph Nader took advantage of his newfound media spotlight Tuesday, speaking to an audience of journalists partially responsible for his high profile.
Johnson, Greene continue spat
July 19, 2000
Michael Johnson is ready mentally and physically for Maurice Greene in their highly anticipated showdown over 200 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials.
Britain plans to spend growing budget surplus
July 19, 2000
A central issue in this year’s U.S. presidential campaign is what to do with the government’s budget surplus spend it, save it, or give it back to the taxpayers? Booming Britain faces the same pleasant choice, and Tuesday the ruling Labor Party set forth its plan for the extra money: Spend, spend, spend.
South Africa tracks Peter the penguin on trip home
July 19, 2000
Scientists want to study him, journalists want to photograph him and millions of South Africans just want reassurance that their beloved Peter is OK after he survived an oil spill and swam 470 miles back to his home
MLB Briefs
July 19, 2000
Oil spill threatens Brazilian river, wildlife
July 19, 2000
Hundreds of workers dug runoff channels and strung barriers across a river in southern Brazil on Tuesday in a race to contain the country’s worst oil spill in 25 years.
Titans give George lucrative deal
July 19, 2000
Eddie George became one of the highest-paid running backs in the NFL on Tuesday when the Tennessee Titans announced they signed the three-time Pro Bowl selection to a $41.25 million contract extension.
China, Russia decry U.S. missile defense
July 19, 2000
The presidents of Russia and China on Tuesday attacked U.S. plans for a missile defense system as an attempt to dominate the world.
Armstrong retains lead
July 19, 2000
It was a rare sight: Lance Armstrong struggling through the mountains, unable to summon an extra burst of energy to stay with his rivals on a climb.
Septic tank issue
July 19, 2000
Search compliment
July 19, 2000
Today in history
July 19, 2000
Creation beliefs
July 19, 2000
Gift of music
July 19, 2000
Redistricting battlelines forming
July 19, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Columnist On a perfect summer Sunday afternoon, more than 200 legislators and legislative aides sat in a windowless room in a downtown hotel here, listening intently and scribbling notes as a California professor lectured on “the difference between ecological regression and ecological inference” a fancy way of mathematically describing the relationship between the racial makeup of a district and its voting patterns.
Business Briefcase
July 19, 2000
Treasury secretary promotes savings
July 19, 2000
About 75 million Americans do not participate in a retirement savings plan. With the rate of personal savings at a record low, Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers announced some measures Tuesday aimed at boosting participation in retirement savings plans.
Energy cost increase mars inflation report
July 19, 2000
Energy prices hit their highest point in 14 months with a 5.6 percent increase. Soaring gasoline prices and a record jump in the cost of natural gas were largely responsible for a sharp increase in consumer inflation last month. Most other prices were tame.
E-mails await replies
Messages overwhelming computer users
July 19, 2000
With the number of marketing e-mails expected to increase 40 times by 2006, experts suggest trashing messages from unrecognizable senders and using filtering programs to remain sane. John Parker’s heart sank last week when he returned from a two-week vacation to find more than 250 e-mails awaiting.
Daily Ticker
July 19, 2000
Congressman lists rights not protected in Constitution
July 19, 2000
Horoscopes
July 19, 2000
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago today
July 19, 2000
Atomic cuisine
Young chef oversees upscale grill
July 19, 2000
The chef describes his style as “eclectic New Age world cuisine with a hint of fusion.” Kevin Millonzi is only 22, but he’s already an executive chef. And he’s hot in the fashionable world of food.
Wok and roll: Right utensils are essential
No fish tweezer or fat separator? For shame!
July 19, 2000
The right utensils are important to cooking, according to one food writer. If every cooking tool mentioned in “The Essential Kitchen” were in the kitchen, we’d have to cook somewhere else.
Farmland tries to end rumors
July 19, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer Officials at the Farmland nitrogen plant continued to investigate the cause an explosion Friday and asked employees to not discuss the problems.
Oz opponents claim minor legal victory
July 19, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer Adversaries believe the court motion is a minor victory, estimating it will delay the theme park for months.
People, Faces, & Things
July 19, 2000
Expectations high at North Carolina
July 19, 2000
There are some places where the hiring of a basketball coach simply would be seen as the changing of the guard, a case of new replacing old, youth displacing years. In today’s itinerant times, when five years qualifies as an era and 15 a career, dealing with the unfamiliar is commonplace.
Health care plans announce new patients’ rights
July 19, 2000
Health plans serving 100 million Americans pledged Tuesday to make it easier for patients to choose doctors, go to the emergency room and understand the rules and benefits to which they are entitled.
Senate approves cut in ‘marriage penalty’ despite veto threat
July 19, 2000
Taken together, a series of provisions in the tax code causes many two-income families to pay more in taxes than if each spouse had remained single and filed taxes separately.
Drum corps toot their horns
July 19, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer All of this year’s winning corps came from Wisconsin.
Interleague Roundup
July 19, 2000
Consumer group urges ban on ‘functional foods’
July 19, 2000
The Food and Drug Administration’s efforts are inadequate to ensure consumer safety, an advocacy group claims.
Catch o’ the day: trout
You’ll sink your hooks into these fish dishes
July 19, 2000
There’s nothing fishy about these recipes.
Pirates make Kendall offer
July 19, 2000
The Pittsburgh Pirates, desperate to keep the popular Jason Kendall as they move into their new ballpark next season, have offered the All-Star catcher a six-year contract worth as much as $60 million.
Legislator livid SRS contractor can’t pay bills
July 19, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer Another of the state’s child welfare contractors falls on hard times.
Government tries to put brakes on driver distractions
July 19, 2000
You’re driving and glance over as another car passes. To your amazement, the man behind the wheel is talking on a cellular phone while shaving.
Royals’ Febles back
July 19, 2000
The Kansas City Royals activated second baseman Carlos Febles from the disabled list Tuesday and sent pitcher Brett Laxton to Triple-A Omaha. Febles had been on the disabled list with a strained left shoulder since June 5. Laxton, who was 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA, will start for Omaha on Friday.
Possible VP choices tracked in AP poll
July 19, 2000
About half of the delegates to the Republican National Convention are giving George W. Bush their blessing to tap an abortion-rights supporter as his running mate, according to interviews by The AP.
Women’s Open facing stiff competition
July 19, 2000
The U.S. Women’s Open will share the spotlight with the British Open this week.
Jordan draws crowd, loses with Lopez in golf outing
July 19, 2000
Michael Jordan finally met his match at least on the links in Michelle McGann and Laura Davies.
Renewed effort
July 19, 2000
Journal-World Editorial City, county and state officials should be extremely cautious in considering any plan to close a portion of 31st Street .
Chicken-Nectarine Kabobs please picnic crowd
July 19, 2000
By Jane Snow Knight Ridder Newspapers No matter where you park your picnic blanket and grill, you can serve these kabobs.
Festival celebrates song, skin
Tattoo the Earth plays Lawrence
July 19, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer Party-goers ignored heat and humidity to enjoy music and skin art at Tattoo the Earth.
Neighbors pan duplexes
City defers decision on planned development pending further study
July 19, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer A planned development of duplexes faces stiff resistance from neighbors. The arguments of 11 people Tuesday earned a deferral, but not the rejection they were hoping for, of a proposed development of 19 duplexes near Peterson Road and Arrowhead Drive.
Damon belts five hits; Royals club Cubs
July 19, 2000
Johnny Damon tied a major league record with four doubles in Kansas City’s 12-4 victory over Chicago. Johnny Damon could do little wrong on Tuesday night.
World Briefs
July 19, 2000
Nation Briefs
July 19, 2000
Woods eyes grand slam
July 19, 2000
A British Open title would make Tiger Woods the youngest player to complete a career grand slam. All it took was one hole to illustrate why nothing seems capable of keeping Tiger Woods from his place in history at the home of golf.
Iran, Cuba display parallels
July 19, 2000
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal Associate Editor If anything good has come out of the struggle for Elian Gonzalez, it might be a re-examination of American policy toward Cuba. Now, if only Iran could furnish its own Elian.
James sparks Raiders past Leavenworth, 6-3
July 19, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Journal-World Sports Writer Jesse James has pushed and pulled. He’s bent, stretched and grabbed for most of the summer, three days a week and hours at a time.
Pentagon report absolves commander in soldier’s beating death
July 19, 2000
Pfc. Barry Winchell was beaten to death after months of anti-gay slurs.
Food Bites
July 19, 2000
Lawrence City Commission Briefs
July 19, 2000
Prominent state anti-abortion leader to resign
July 19, 2000
David Gittrich is more proud of the fact that the number of abortions is down in Wichita than that membership is up in the Kansans for Life group.
NFL Camp Roundup
July 19, 2000
Kitchen & Garden
Romas are best for preserving
July 19, 2000
By Gwyn Mellinger Baker University Journalism Teacher The month of July is a window of opportunity that tomato lovers best not let slip by.
Naming stars not a bright idea, astronomers complain
July 19, 2000
Astronomers charge that star-naming companies are selling something that cannot be sold.
Pirates deck Dodgers, halt six-game slide
July 19, 2000
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers are separated by $62 million in payroll — and only eight victories. At least manager Gene Lamont has an excuse for his team’s dismal record.
Injured O’Brien to miss Games
July 19, 2000
Olympic champion Dan O’Brien will be sidelined by an injury during Thursday’s decathlon trials. Dan O’Brien, the defending Olympic champion in the decathlon and one of track and field’s biggest names over the last decade, said Tuesday he plans to withdraw from the U.S. trials and will miss the Sydney Games.
Mexico has high hopes for Fox
July 19, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Columnists Mexico’s newly elected president, Vicente Fox, has promised to stop the practice of patronage, eliminate corruption in the government, help the poor and slow emigration. The last of these emigration will determine whether he is successful.
COOKING Q&A
Chutney: peachy way to preserve fruit
July 19, 2000
By Susan Krumm K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County I’ve been canning and freezing peaches and making jam for years, but I’m looking for new and different ways of preserving peaches. Do you have any?
Gore in KC: ‘I want to fight for you’
July 19, 2000
The vice president picked up $125,000 for the Democratic National Committee during his stopover.
Area Briefs
July 19, 2000
Parents work for status quo in junior highs
July 19, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer Some argue the nurturing environment of a junior high school gives ninth-graders a head start for high school.