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Federal estate tax affects very few
July 21, 2000
So there you have it, folks, the defining achievement of the Trent Lott-Denny Hastert Congress: It voted to repeal a tax most Americans never have to worry about paying.
Hillary under the microscope
July 21, 2000
I don’t know whether Hillary Clinton in a bitter rage the night her future husband lost his first political race 26 years ago called Bill’s campaign aide a “f Jew bastard.”
Robinson’s attorneys want closed hearing
July 21, 2000
Attorneys for suspected serial killer John E. Robinson Sr. have asked that his preliminary hearing be closed to the public and the media.
Merceda Cape-Merrick
July 21, 2000
Callahan Services
July 21, 2000
Hospital honors workers
July 21, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Vision Awards replace Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s previous Employee of the Year Award.
WNBA Roundup
July 21, 2000
Penguins face new peril: fishermen
July 21, 2000
Penguins evacuated from islands off South Africa to save them from an oil spill were shot at by fishermen who feared the birds would chase away their catch, a newspaper said Thursday.
World briefs
July 21, 2000
Area briefs
July 21, 2000
Ballard Center receives funding KU MedWest offering physicals
District loses its third top administrator
July 21, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer Three Cabinet-level vacancies in the Lawrence school district administration will remain open pending appointment of a new superintendent. Assistant Supt. Nettie Collins-Hart on Thursday became the third Cabinet-level Lawrence school district official to resign this summer.
Dogs on track again at Camptown park
July 21, 2000
No money was wagered — the park only has the approval to run schooling sessions until Aug. 4.
U.S. tobacco companies face smuggling lawsuit in Europe
July 21, 2000
The European Union said Thursday it would sue several American tobacco companies for lost tax revenue, claiming it had evidence the companies were involved in smuggling cigarettes into the 15-nation EU.
Factory building in Egypt collapses
July 21, 2000
A six-story building collapsed after a devastating blaze while firefighters and workers were inside, killing 15 people including the commander of the city’s fire brigade, officials said Thursday.
Internet conference attracting scholars
July 21, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer Scholars from around the world will come to Kansas University in September to discuss the social and cultural effects of the Internet.
Illinois finalizes Self’s 5-year agreement
July 21, 2000
The University of Illinois completed a five-year contract with new basketball coach Bill Self on Thursday, a deal worth at least $825,000 a year.
KC, Parten in accord
July 21, 2000
The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms of a one-year contract with veteran defensive end Ty Parten and to three-year contracts with three draft picks, the club announced Thursday.
Sopranos,’ ‘West Wing’ top Emmy contenders
July 21, 2000
“The Sopranos,” roughed up at last year’s Emmy Awards, has a chance for revenge. But the mob drama must get past White House security first.
Suit charges Sprint uses ‘deceptive’ advertising
July 21, 2000
The three major phone companies — AT&T, WorldCom and Sprint — all face charges of misleading their customers about rates.
Wetlands study plan draws fire
July 21, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer A proposed study of burial sites in the Baker Wetlands is under fire from people trying to protect the property. Proponents of completing the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway plan a study of possible Native American burial sites in the Baker Wetlands.
Sparks fly in electric rate talks
July 21, 2000
The attorney representing Topeka in an electric rate battle said he never received notice of a Wednesday meeting on the subject.
Cell phone user hits bus; 4 hurt
July 21, 2000
Just a day after a government hearing on the dangers of drivers distracted by cell phones, a motorist reaching for her ringing handset ran a red light and struck a bus, injuring four people.
Missing armor poses mystery
July 21, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer A Lawrence woman mounts a crusade to recover her lost suit of armor.
House members vote to raise pay to $145K a year
July 21, 2000
They’ll fight with abandon over tax cuts, Medicare spending or the time of day, but there is one topic that leaves Republican and Democratic lawmakers positively speechless — raising their own pay.
Senate votes on tax break today
July 21, 2000
The Republican marriage penalty bill that would cut taxes for millions of couples beginning this election year neared final passage Thursday in Congress. Democrats called it a waste of budget surplus dollars that President Clinton will veto.
Dramatic surge in heroin use reported in Northwest
July 21, 2000
Heroin use has risen dramatically in the Pacific Northwest, with overdoses in the Portland, Ore., area accounting for nearly as many deaths among young and middle-aged men as cancer or heart disease, the government said Thursday.
Chiefs reach agreement with Szott
July 21, 2000
Chiefs offensive guard Dave Szott will be allowed to return to his home in New Jersey each Monday and Tuesday during the season.
Company agrees to pay record pollution settlement
July 21, 2000
An Oregon-based wood products company will pay a record $11.2 million fine to the government under a Clean Air Act settlement announced Thursday.
Suspected militia members raise eyebrows at law library
July 21, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer Kansas University officials say “militia types” have been using the law library. The men who want the books apparently have not identified themselves as members of any organization — much less paramilitary — and no books have been reported missing so far
Restraining order issued in Mass. against Koch son
July 21, 2000
The wife of Bill Koch has won a restraining order against the wealthy industrialist after his innocent plea to domestic abuse charges.
City worker cited in theft
July 21, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer Police say a Lawrence municipal employee used a city-owned truck to steal fence-making material early Thursday from a farm supply store.
Heat wave keeps South in its grip
July 21, 2000
Thursday was Alabama’s 16th straight day of temperatures above 100.
Blotter
July 21, 2000
Bill on identity theft advances in House
July 21, 2000
The legislation would make the sale of Social Security numbers illegal and prohibit the government from putting those numbers on public documents.
Railroad, airport see win-win situation in rerouting
July 21, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer Airport officials hope the proposed railroad extension will help its plan to extend runways and lure business to the complex.
Byland survives playoff to capture crown
July 21, 2000
Katie Byland beat Kristy Straub in a one-hole playoff Thursday to win the 2000 Kansas Women’s Golf Association State Amateur Championship at Bellevue Golf and Country Club.
House votes to lift bans on Cuba
July 21, 2000
The House voted Thursday to lift limits against U.S. food and drug sales to Cuba and allow Americans to freely travel there. The vote was a major victory for farm, business and other groups trying to ease the four-decade-old sanctions against Fidel Castro’s government.
Winds knock out power in Wichita
July 21, 2000
About 13,000 Wichita residents remained without power Thursday evening after early-morning thunderstorms knocked out power lines throughout the area.
Court dismisses access suit
July 21, 2000
Supreme Court dismisses media challenge to court access in Jones case
Business briefcase
July 21, 2000
Delay derails railroad merger Station executives to buy Missouri casinos
Sprint earnings up; PCS losses slowing
July 21, 2000
Despite costs associated with its failed merger with WorldCom, Sprint Corp. reported higher-than-expected earnings Thursday for its regular phone and data business and a smaller loss in its wireless operation than analysts had forecast.
Lawmakers: Employers should report monitoring
July 21, 2000
Under proposed legislation, businesses that want to monitor employees’ e-mail, telephone and Web use would be required to inform their workers.
Fed chair recognizes slowdown
July 21, 2000
Housing construction fell 3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.55 million, the lowest level in more than two years further evidence that the economy is slowing.
Blockbuster, Enron team up
July 21, 2000
The joint venture expected to premiere in a couple cities later this year will allow consumers to order movies through their televisions and computers. Blockbuster Inc., the biggest name in movie rentals, expects to begin marketing a video-on-demand service by the end of the year in a partnership with Enron Corp., the nation’s largest energy trader, which has built a state-of-the-art fiber optic network during the past two years.
Religion news
July 21, 2000
Texas minister pays to fill his church pews Female missionaries have new dress code
Did Jesus have a double identity?
July 21, 2000
Was Jesus of Nazareth also Jesus of Sepphoris? Though you might never have heard of the place, the ancient Israelite town of Sepphoris has been the focus of intense speculation lately.
Els in front at St. Andrews begin
July 21, 2000
Ernie Els held a one-stroke lead after the first round of the British Open. Only a month ago, Ernie Els ran out of accolades for the way Tiger Woods had beaten him again, this time by a record 15 strokes in the U.S. Open.
Greenland ice cap is melting, raising sea level
NASA report raises fears of flooding in low-lying coastal areas
July 21, 2000
Melting at the world’s second-largest ice mass is responsible for about 7 percent of the annual rise in global sea level.
Protesters target downtown store
July 21, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer Protesters gathered outside the Gap to discourage sidewalk sale shoppers from patronizing the store.
Culture of peace
July 21, 2000
Hospitals
July 21, 2000
Gore seeks showdown deep in heart of Texas
July 21, 2000
The vice president accused the Texas governor of mismanaging the state’s budget.
Mallon takes lead at Women’s Open
July 21, 2000
Meg Mallon tried to play the 14th hole the way everybody else does.
Daily ticker
July 21, 2000
Religion briefs
July 21, 2000
Palmer to make 1,000th start
July 21, 2000
When Arnold Palmer tees off today in the Senior PGA Tour’s Instinet Classic, it will mark the 70-year-old star’s 1,000th PGA Tour-Senior PGA Tour event.
Big hitters to tee off for longest drives
July 21, 2000
As the host for the Great Plains Long Drive Championship at Eagle Bend Golf Club this weekend, Tangmo and 63 other heavy hitters will try to reach maximum distance at Eagle Bend’s driving range.
George W. Bush: Personal devotion
July 21, 2000
Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush and their faith. For George W. Bush, faith is more than a Sunday morning formality.
Gooden heats up in U.S. win over Panama
July 21, 2000
KU’s Drew Gooden scored 17 points and Nick Collison had 10 rebounds in the United States’ 105-81 victory over Panama.
Maude Luther
July 21, 2000
Design approved for World War II memorial
July 21, 2000
The memorial still has plenty of detractors, and faces one more design vote before construction can begin.
Daughter’s condition needs attention
Focus on the family
July 21, 2000
Royals sweep Indians, 10-6
July 21, 2000
If Johnny Damon keeps getting mentioned in trade rumors, it’s safe to assume his price isn’t going down. Damon continued his torrid second half with four hits and Jeff Suppan pitched 71/3 innings for his first road win this season Thursday night in Kansas City’s 10-6 win over the Cleveland Indians.
Let the Games begin
July 21, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Journal-World Sports Writer The Sunflower State Games get under way today. Basketball might be down at the Sunflower State Games, but don’t count it out.
Dorothy Martin
July 21, 2000
Military concerns overshadow summit
July 21, 2000
Thousands of protesters ringed the U.S. base in Okinawa, Japan, as international leaders gathered to discuss economic concerns.
Gray fails in bid for fifth Olympics
July 21, 2000
The 40-year-old Gray, the American record-holder for 800 meters, was trying to make a record-tying fifth Olympic team Thursday night.
Father testifies he poured antifreeze in daughters’ juice
July 21, 2000
The dad said he wasn’t trying to kill his children, just trying to keep his family together.
Germany commemorates Resistance event
July 21, 2000
The anniversary of a failed assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler is used to remember all efforts against the Nazi regime.
Murray eager for Shrine Bowl
July 21, 2000
From the dugout in late May, Tom Murray watched his Lawrence High teammates win the Class 6A state baseball tournament.
Albright keeps ball rolling at summit
July 21, 2000
With the leaders of Israel and Palestine committed to continuing the peace talks, the United States put in a pinch-hitter for President Clinton.
Merchants count blessings
July 21, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer Despite early rain, the 29th annual Lawrence sidewalk sale was the best ever, merchants said. When Jerry Bottenfield woke Thursday morning at 5 a.m. and heard rain falling, his first thoughts were something like “oh, shoot.”
Praeger plans to win, serve
Senator dismisses mailing’s ‘off-the-wall’ claim
July 21, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, disputes her opponent’s claim that, if elected, she’ll resign. “That would be dishonest,” she said. Several thousand pamphlets arrived in Lawrence area mailboxes Thursday, outlining a conspiracy supposedly brewing in the Kansas Senate.
Funds help KU go high-tech
Congressional money will enhance Internet2 access
July 21, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer Internet2 improvements will make scholarly communications faster and more reliable. Kansas University is receiving a $1.4 million congressional appropriation to upgrade its connections to Internet2, the high-speed, high-quality, high-reliability communications network for researchers.
Hype building for clash between Johnson, Greene
July 21, 2000
Even Las Vegas is booking odds on the Michael Johnson-Maurice Greene showdown over 200 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials, just like a heavyweight fight between two great warriors.
People
July 21, 2000
NFL Camps Roundup
July 21, 2000
Thomas named Pacers’ coach
July 21, 2000
Isiah Thomas was an NBA All-Star 12 times and was selected one of the league’s 50 greatest players.
Nation briefs
July 21, 2000
NL Roundup
July 21, 2000
MLB Briefs
July 21, 2000
AL Roundup
July 21, 2000
They stood, delivered
July 21, 2000
Journal-World Editorial The British cannot be praised enough for their courage and determination in 1939-40-41. Sixty years ago at this time of year, the “tight little island” headquartered in London represented the only entity preventing Nazi Germany from dominating all of Europe as we know it.
Olbermann leaves ‘National Sports Report’ for weekly show
July 21, 2000
Keith Olbermann has left Fox Sports Net’s “National Sports Report” to be the anchor and executive producer of a weekly sports show on the cable network.
Everett suspended for 10 games
July 21, 2000
Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Everett was suspended for 10 games and fined an undisclosed amount Thursday for bumping umpire Ronald Kulpa twice in Saturday’s game against the New York Mets.
Miss America makes intimidation charges
July 21, 2000
Heather French says a Labor Department official tried to intimidate her into changing her testimony on a veterans bill.
Three area equestrians qualified for nationals
July 21, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Journal-World Sports Writer Three riders from the Lazy J Training Center near Baldwin have qualified for the International Arabian Youth Nationals horse show in Oklahoma City.
Estate tax feelings run deep
July 21, 2000
OK, once more with feeling.
Old grudges are unbecoming
Attitude is less than ‘Supreme’
July 21, 2000
If I’m blessed to reach 56 years of age, I hope to be a better man than I am now, at 42. I hope to be more gracious, to have found some peace, hope not to be nursing ancient grudges.
Naismith quarter?
July 21, 2000