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July 24 holiday meaningful to Mormons
July 23, 2000
By Calder Pickett There’s a fine monument east of Salt Lake City, about where you head up into the mountains. It’s a sculpture by Mahonri Young, and it’s called the “This Is the Place” monument. Young was a descendant of Brigham Young, and Brigham, by legend, arose from a sickbed at about that place and uttered the beloved Mormon words, “This the place.”
Mayor marks 100th birthday
Voters say he was a logical choice for the position
July 23, 2000
June Austin isn’t much younger than the 107-year-old borough he oversees, but the centenarian said he feels like a sprightly 65. “I don’t know what all the fuss is about, really,” said Austin, the mayor of Oakdale, near Pittsburgh, who turned 100 on Sunday, July 16. “I’m still able to get around.”
Sense for Seniors
July 23, 2000
Vacation offers chance to visit bookshelves
July 23, 2000
By David Shribman The Boston Globe For a dozen years I have been visiting a lovely house on the southern spit of Maine. In Ogunquit, a wave spray from the magnificent Marginal Way, I gorge myself with lobsters from Barnicle Billy’s, with doughnuts from Congdon’s, with berries from Merryland Farm, with sweet corn from the Pine Tree Market, with ice cream from the Scoop Deck and with books from Mike Harris’ bookshelves.
Genetic code deciphers human foibles
July 23, 2000
By Dave Barry The Miami Herald Recently, an organization called “The Human Genome Project” which, incredibly, turns out NOT to be a rock band announced that it had deciphered the human genetic code. Scientists reacted by holding a celebration so joyous that many of them woke up the next day with undershorts stains that they believe could take years to fully analyze.
Air rage’ should be put in perspective
July 23, 2000
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal Last year’s media psychosis was “road rage,” a syndrome that turns average, happy-go-lucky Americans into raving beasts when they sit behind their automobile’s steering wheel. This year, it’s “air rage,” which transforms patient, hard-working citizens into rabid barbarians when strapped in the upright position of airline seats.
Old Home Town
July 23, 2000
Running the figures
July 23, 2000
Voters missing election’s import
July 23, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The politicians across America know how important this election is to them. The people do not. Those two facts driven home to me in the last two weeks of grass-roots reporting across four battleground states define the dynamic of the 2000 campaign, which is about to reach its second significant milepost.
John M. Hedrick
July 23, 2000
Merle McCLure
July 23, 2000
Michael Graack
July 23, 2000
Rockers roll past Miami, 76-47
July 23, 2000
Mery Andrade scored 13 points and three other Cleveland players scored in double figures in the Rockers’ 76-47 victory over Miami
Reds expect Larkin to reject Mets trade
July 23, 2000
Reds fans urged Barry Larkin to stay Saturday, giving the All-Star shortstop a stirring ovation. The Mets lobbied him by phone to accept a trade to New York to strengthen them for a playoff chase.
Hall of Fame reunites Fisk, Perez, Sparky
July 23, 2000
Longevity landed Carlton Fisk and Tony Perez in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but one game defined their careers.
Peace talks on hold for Clinton
July 23, 2000
President Clinton says Mideast negotiators “have not wasted time” while he attended the annual Group of Eight summit in Japan, but he declined to say whether the Israelis and Palestinians had come any closer toward resolving their differences.
City Police Blotter
July 23, 2000
Rebels win three at World Series
July 23, 2000
The Kansas Rebels won three games Saturday to stay alive in the USSSA World Series.
With Roy at KU, UNC still merits cursory interest
July 23, 2000
Those North Carolina basketball bandits couldn’t kidnap our guy Roy Williams, but the Chapel Hill program still has a distinct Kansas flavor with Matt Doherty, Dean Smith, Bill Guthridge and now Jim Moeser on the premises.
Dissent not tolerated on Falun Gong anniversary
July 23, 2000
Hustling peaceful protesters into vans, Chinese police cracked down Saturday on Falun Gong members who marked the first anniversary of the banning of their meditation group with banners and brief displays of civil disobedience.
Kohl faces $96,000 fine over financing scandal
July 23, 2000
Prosecutors looking into criminal charges against Helmut Kohl for his role in a party financing scandal will end their investigation soon and levy a $96,000 fine on the former chancellor, a magazine reported Saturday.
Pool closings too late, officials say
July 23, 2000
Overland Park waited over a month to shut down public pools after a lifeguard was shocked — too long for officials at the National Safety Council.
Hospital increases arsenal against cancer
It’s hard to appreciate how difficult it is for some cancer patients to travel’
July 23, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer In less than three years, Lawrence cancer patients no longer will need to leave town for radiation treatments. Lawrence Memorial Hospital is expanding its oncology unit to provide a comprehensive cancer program. Plans call for the addition of radiation treatment, as well as a full-time oncology staff.
State Briefs
July 23, 2000
Candidates to file campaign reports. County’s KSU alums add to record total.
Court gives new sentence to Pakistan’s ousted leader
July 23, 2000
Already serving two life terms, deposed Premier Nawaz Sharif was sentenced again Saturday — this time to 14 years in prison for tax evasion.
Earmarks’ or ‘pork,’ colleges rake it in
July 23, 2000
Congress directed more than $1 billion to specific colleges and universities in the federal budget this year, a record for a noncompetitive process critics assail as pork barrel spending, The Chronicle of Higher Education says in a report being issued today.
Aging finds waiting list reasonable
July 23, 2000
Budget projections used by the North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging to start a waiting list for some elderly applicants for services were not “irresponsibly unreasonable,” the Department on Aging said.
Threat clears plane at KCI
July 23, 2000
Police were investigating a bomb threat Saturday morning at Kansas City International Airport, an aviation department spokesman said.
Murder
July 23, 2000
An armed man who allegedly killed a store clerk was holding five people hostage in a home Saturday in a standoff with sheriff’s deputies, authorities said.
Ruling stops Hindu temple, for now
Wichita homeowners group sues to stop construction
July 23, 2000
Construction of a Hindu temple was stalled after a Sedgwick County District Court judge backed a temporary injunction. Judge Karl Friedel ruled Friday that a change the neighborhood’s developer made in homeowners’ covenants to allow the temple was not valid. Friedel said the amendment “drastically changed the rules” for homeowners.
New talks on agenda for Koreas
July 23, 2000
North Korea agreed on Saturday to high-level government talks in the South Korean capital this month, a meeting that would mark the first visit to Seoul by a senior North Korean official in eight years.
Decade of ADA brings progress, setbacks
July 23, 2000
The Americans with Disabilities Act has changed the landscape and architecture across the country, but fewer people with disabilities are working now than they were 10 years ago.
Public survey to help Tonganoxie plan for schools
July 23, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Tonganoxie school district officials are asking residents what they think about their schools. School board members this week approved distribution of a community survey — a first for the Leavenworth County district. “We just want to try and get some kind of idea what the community wants to do,” said Supt. Richard Erickson.
Colorado wildfires reach Indian reservation
July 23, 2000
A wildfire that had already burned 3,500 acres made a 3-mile run overnight, spreading into nearby land on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation.
Suspect pleads guilty to child rape
July 23, 2000
A man accused of videotaping himself having sex with girls as young as 11 pleaded guilty to felony charges of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of indecent liberties with a child.
Area Briefs
July 23, 2000
KU School of Nursing to open new building. Congressman to speak at Chamber luncheon. Leadership Lawrence needs new participants.
Napster could be friend, foe to recording industry
July 23, 2000
Don’t be fooled by the lawsuits and the denunciations: Napster and the record industry were made for each other. The record companies, which are pressing a federal judge to shut down the San Mateo, Calif.-based company this month, blast Napster Inc. and its ilk as havens for music pirates. But they also see a potential gold mine in the companies’ techniques for swapping songs through the Internet.
Ballot names have familiar ring
July 23, 2000
Christopher Columbus may discover that name recognition goes a long way. Perhaps Ronald Reagan, too. Columbus and Reagan — no, not the Gipper — who are running for seats in the Florida Legislature could get a boost from their familiar names.
Moore is less to candidates after his seat
July 23, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer The rhetoric coming from Republicans seeking election to Congress in Kansas’ 3rd District is starting to sound like that surrounding a professional wrestling grudge match. Verbal blows are being exchanged primarily between Phill Kline and Greg Musil, the two front-runners ahead of the third candidate, Gary Morsch.
Early birdies boost Webb
U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN: Mallon four shots back
July 23, 2000
The comparisons to Tiger Woods make Karrie Webb a little uncomfortable.
U.S. slips past Brazil into finals
July 23, 2000
KU’s Nick Collison and Drew Gooden and their United States teammates will face Argentina in tonight’s championship game.
Day trading hitting investor wall
July 23, 2000
Faced with fewer prospects, day-trading firms are stepping up advertising and diversifying their messages to reach a broader audience — including active online traders who have other jobs.
Tigers, Royals divide
July 23, 2000
Gregg Zaun’s two-run double lifted KC to an 8-5 victory in the opener, but the Tigers rallied to a 10-6 win in Game Two.
G-8 ends with list of goals
July 23, 2000
Leaders of the world’s major industrialized nations pledged Sunday at their annual economic summit to do more to provide schooling, health care and food to the poorest nations. In a communique issued at the summit’s conclusion, the leaders cited “unprecedented economic progress” by many world nations and agreed that more must be done to spread that prosperity to poorer nations. “The 21st century must be a century of prosperity for all,” they said.
Travel Briefs
July 23, 2000
Chest of drawers shows metamorphosis of furniture styles
July 23, 2000
By Ralph and Terry Kovel King Features Syndicate The storage unit available to most people in the 1700s was a rectangular boxlike chest with small feet, narrow drawers at the bottom and a lift-top lid. It must have been difficult for many matrons to bend down to find the linens in the bottom drawers. Consequently, a new design appeared. The chest was placed on a stand that had longer legs and a decorative front. A plain chest often had an elaborately carved and gilded stand.
Home briefs
July 23, 2000
Outdoor rocker is quick, easy
Project of the week
July 23, 2000
Project of the week Busy do-it-yourselfers will appreciate this quick and easy outdoor rocker project. Even amateurs will find that they can finish it in one or two afternoons and enjoy it on the lawn or patio for years.
Sumner High School archives on display
July 23, 2000
The archival records of Kansas’ only African-American high school are on display at Spencer Research Library at Kansas University.
Roberts, Sallaz paired in finals of Kansas Amateur
July 23, 2000
Michael Roberts sank an 18-foot birdie putt on the fifth playoff hole Saturday to advance to the finals of the Kansas Golf Assn. Amateur Championships.
Kansas Open approaches
July 23, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Journal-World Sports Writer Ryan Zug has couple of different perspectives of the Kansas Open golf tournament.
3rd District office seekers seek key supporters
July 23, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Phill Kline may be the front-runner on the Republican side of the race for Congress in the 3rd District, but opponent Greg Musil thinks he has lured some of the better-known names to his camp. Including Phil Kline. That’s Phil as in “One-L” Kline.
Mexico’s housewives put down their brooms
July 23, 2000
For the first time in 23 years, Irene Ortega slept late this weekend. She didn’t get up at 6 a.m. to fix her husband’s meals for the day. She didn’t haul out the washboard to scrub the clothes. Her husband was duly informed he could fend for himself: She was on strike.
Board to vote on teachers’ salary increase Monday
July 23, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer The teacher contract to be voted on Monday by the Lawrence school board moves starting salaries in the district above $24,000. Members of Lawrence Education Assn., which represents the district’s 850 teachers, easily ratified the 2000-2001 contract by mail ballot. It contains an average 3.3 percent increase in salary and benefits.
Motley Fool
July 23, 2000
A company’s market capitalization is the current value placed on it by investors in the stock market — kind of like a price tag. Calculating it is simple. Just take the current stock price and multiply it by the number of shares outstanding. (Many online stock quote providers include shares outstanding and often the market cap, too.)
Without Thomas, Chiefs camp ‘eerie’
July 23, 2000
The Kansas City Chiefs likely will miss Derrick Thomas all season. They already miss him at camp.
Track showdown today
July 23, 2000
Kansas Citian Maurice Greene and Michael Johnson will meet in the semifinals of the 200 meters.
Woods rolls at Open
July 23, 2000
Though he had a rare bogey, Tiger Woods stretched his British Open lead to six strokes, all but ensuring he will complete a career Grand Slam today.
Town pins tourism hopes on Big Foot
The legend lives on in California
July 23, 2000
Some people believe in Bigfoot. Most don’t. Some aren’t sure what might be tramping around California’s backcountry. Margaret Wooden is skeptical, but she knows one thing: Bigfoot could be good for business. “He’s quite a drawing card,” says Wooden, who helped organize the Willow Creek-China Flat Museum’s new Bigfoot Wing.
Little garden on the prairie
Bitsey Patton shares her tips
July 23, 2000
By Carol Boncella Garden Spot The perfect prairie garden brings diversity and an ever-changing landscape to the yard. The open prairie is Mother Nature’s garden. The random and accidental mixture of native grasses and wildflowers creates a relaxed charm not typically seen in cultivated spaces. Natural prairies attract birds and butterflies and provide a habitat for other wildlife.
A breeze from the past
Once the workhorse of the farm, windmills have become pasture art
July 23, 2000
By Bill Snead Journal-World Senior Editor There is something soulful about the sounds that come from an old farm windmill when it strains to stand up to a Kansas wind. The galvanized metal blades, steered by a wobbly tin fin that used to bear the name of its maker, screech and moan as they slowly turn and pick up speed. Their purpose was to drive a hand pump at the bottom of a skinny-legged tower, which in turn filled a livestock tank with well water.
Things that go bump in the summer
July 23, 2000
Now for the real scary movie. Last summer, you couldn’t toss a package of Junior Mints in a movie lobby without beaning someone rushing in to see “The Sixth Sense,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “The Haunting” or some other horror flick. Other than the parody “Scary Movie,” the Michelle Pfeiffer-Harrison Ford ghost tale “What Lies Beneath” pretty much has the market cornered on things that go bump in the theater this summer.
Burns hypes ‘Jazz’ series
July 23, 2000
Sen. John McCain had the Straight Talk Express. Civil War filmmaker Ken Burns has the Runaway Hyperbole Train. In promoting his PBS epic “Jazz,” which premieres in January, Burns made sweeping, jaw-dropping statements to the nation’s TV critics. He proclaimed jazz “the only art form ever invented by Americans.”
Chihuly finds light in glass
July 23, 2000
Translucent. Transparent. Transcendent. “I like to say I work with four materials of any scale — glass, plastic, water and ice,” artist Dale Chihuly says. “But it is really light that makes those materials come alive.”
Feet do the painting for tango artist
Passion for dance comes through on canvas
July 23, 2000
Guillermo Alio rolls up his pant legs and laces up his black leather shoes. He ties a long, white handkerchief about his throat and sets a black sombrero jauntily atop his head.
Natasha Lyonne, always on the outside, peers in
July 23, 2000
Natasha Lyonne’s normally unruly corkscrew hair is now straight as glass. She’s developing a fondness for designer tops and stiletto heels. Her latest film role is a bubbly cheerleader.
Cookies’ may be inducing computers’ senior moments
This Wayward Life
July 23, 2000
By Joel J. Gold In the early days of my computer innocence, I bought a 20-megabyte Leading Edge, assured that 20 megs translated to something like 10,000 pages of text. Even Norman Mailer would take his time filling up a 20-meg hard drive. That computer could remember the Maine, remember Pearl Harbor, recall all of the Bible, and the complete works of Charles Dickens. And have enough memory left over to know who threw the overalls in Mrs. Murphy’s chowder.
Mobs show up for ‘Sopranos’ casting call
July 23, 2000
OK, we’re lookin’ for a body. Maybe a coupla bodies. Dey ain’t gotta be pretty, just good. People got da point even if the producers of “The Sopranos” didn’t use those exact words in issuing a casting call for the popular HBO series about a fictional New Jersey mob family.
India aims to stabilize population growth
July 23, 2000
Seeking to curb India’s high birthrate, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee pledged Saturday to set up a special fund to promote family planning programs across the world’s second most populous nation.
Volunteer effort pipes relief to parched Texas town
July 23, 2000
Some people are hoping divine intervention will end the worst drought in this cactus-covered, west Texas town since the 1950s.
Sprinkle some common sense on your lawn
July 23, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer Everybody, it seems, wants a lush, emerald-green lawn. So when temperatures soar, it’s only natural to turn on the sprinkler. Water, after all, keeps the grass green. But how many times have you seen water from an errant sprinkler trickling down the streets in your neighborhood? Plenty.
Horoscopes
July 23, 2000
Bait’ team rolls in men’s soccer
July 23, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Journal-World Sports Writer The team’s name was enough to make people hanging around the Robinson Center soccer fields go deaf.
World Briefs
July 23, 2000
U.S. soldiers’ remains repatriated. Rescuers end search for bodies. Five Russian convicts freed.
Cleared for takeoff
Racing team eyeing airport in Lawrence
July 23, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor A day after NASCAR officials announced plans for a Winston Cup race in Kansas City, Kan., Larry Small went to work. The pilot for Joe Gibbs Racing Inc. picked up the phone, dialed (785) 842-0000 and started talking. And hoping. “There’s anywhere from 400 to 600 airplanes that fly in for a Winston Cup event, between the team airplanes, the sponsors and the fans,” Small would say later, convinced that Lawrence Municipal Airport can satisfy the team’s needs. “Trying to get home after the race sometimes is a nightmare if everyone’s using one airport.
Nation Briefs
July 23, 2000
Ramseys make date with police. Disney planning new theme park. Baby’s death brings church investigation.
Moulton drives 382-yarder for crown
July 23, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer Mike Moulton, of San Bernardino, Calif., won the Great Plains Long Drive Championship at Eagle Bend.
U.N. to announce major renovation plans
July 23, 2000
In the aftermath of World War II, a team of 11 architects from around the world came together to build a “Workshop for Peace” — a home for the newly created United Nations.
Terror’s only a prison cell away
Abused ex-wife lives in fear of former husband’s release from custody
July 23, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer Roberta Ingraham is still hiding. Four years ago, her enraged ex-husband broke into her Lawrence home, soaked her in gasoline, brandished a cigarette lighter and asked her if she was ready to die. As police gathered outside and her 4-year-old son clung to her, getting splashed with gasoline himself, the woman pleaded for her life.
Wang, DeSilva in tennis finals again
July 23, 2000
By Levi Chronister Journal-World Sports Writer Emily Wang and Malini DeSilva will meet in the championship match of the women’s open tennis competition for the second straight year.
The adoption tab
July 23, 2000
Journal-World Editorial If a state highway contractor suddenly was unable to pay its bills, would state officials expect that firm’s subcontractors to accept 74 cents on the dollar as full payment for their work? If they did, there probably wouldn’t be a lot of firms willing to work on state contracts.
Today in History
July 23, 2000
* On July 23, 1885, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Mount McGregor, N.Y., at age 63.
Recovery mission in Hawaii a success
July 23, 2000
Rescue crews completed the grim and dangerous task Saturday of retrieving the bodies of seven people killed when a tour helicopter crashed on a steep mountain hillside.
EPA opens asbestos probe
July 23, 2000
The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating why officials ignored for 18 years a study that showed W.R. Grace and Co. was using ore laden with asbestos in insulation and other building products, The New York Times reported Saturday.
People, Faces and Things
July 23, 2000
Handful of candidates in running to be Bush’s running mate
July 23, 2000
Facing a self-imposed deadline, George W. Bush must decide between former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and a secret list of other potential running mates. Each prospect, including the front-running Cheney, would bring pros and cons to the Republican presidential ticket.
Brits falter in British Open
July 23, 2000
Where are the Brits at the British Open? Everywhere but on the leaderboard, except for Darren Clarke.
Arts Notes
July 23, 2000
John Husar
July 23, 2000
Book warns of dangers of Russian mob
July 23, 2000
“Red Mafiya” tells about the roots of the Russian mob and how it has crept into various aspects of American business, finance and professional sports.
Chaos ready to electrify
July 23, 2000
Although not everyone remembers it, there was a time when buying a wristwatch meant choosing between a leather band and a metal band. “Accessories used to be just something you stuck in your hair, or a little watch you put on your wrist,” said entrepreneur Mary Swan Lewis of Manhattan Beach.
Planning sometimes works better than costly litigation
Flying Solo
July 23, 2000
Ann brings favorites back
July 23, 2000
Annexation of land near Free State High School
July 23, 2000
Lawrence School Board agenda highlights: The board is expected to endorse annexation by the city of Lawrence of a 19.3-acre parcel of land owned by the district. In 1995, the site plan for construction of Free State High School stipulated a chunk of land west of the school eventually would be annexed by the city.
Critics tear into FBI’s ‘Carnivore’ program
July 23, 2000
FBI officials say that the controversial new system the bureau has developed to wiretap the Internet is necessary because some Internet service providers are not technically capable of quickly providing information authorities seek under court order.
Evolution-creationism debate spreads past state
July 23, 2000
Celtie Johnson took a seat near the front of the crowded auditorium. She recognized her neighbor, turned to him and said, cheerfully, “We are archenemies.” He smiled back. Johnson describes herself as a creationist. Her neighbor for the evening was Ralph Neas, president of the People for the American Way Foundation, a civil liberties group.
Town dumps its recycling program
July 23, 2000
For Mayor John M. Duchessi Jr., the high cost of recycling was not as much a concern as the surprising notion that recyclables were being dumped in landfills and incinerators like trash.
Georgia senator’s kindness remembered
July 23, 2000
Political leaders from around the nation and Georgia packed a church Saturday to say goodbye to Paul Coverdell, the second-term senator who died of a brain hemorrhage.
Sports Briefs
July 23, 2000
Athletes in full flower at games
July 23, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer There was something missing during the opening two days of the 11th annual Sunflower State Games, being held at 30 sites in Lawrence and the surrounding area. The competitors, organizers and volunteers were present. The equipment, fields and courts were ready for action as well.
Cyclones’ Shirley spectator at SSG
July 23, 2000
By Gary Bedore J-W Assistant Sports Editor Iowa State’s Paul Shirley, nursing a bad back, watched as Kansas Pride improved to 3-0 in the SSG.
Fort Hays sprinters pass test at Games
July 23, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer Robert Spies and Mike Appelhans finished 1-2 in the Sunflower State Games 100 meters.
Home-buyers casting lots
Affordable lots in city
July 23, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer Sid Ziegler may be building the last 10 affordable houses in Lawrence. While lots for new homes on the west side of the city are regularly selling for $40,000, Ziegler expects to price his eastside Lawrence lots at less than $25,000. Their price is a function of the area which hasn’t been the most desirable and the fact the land was purchased several years ago and has been slow to develop.
Sarajevo native becoming master of written word
July 23, 2000
It’s just not fair. Alexsandar Hemon has been writing in English for a grand total of about five years, and “The Question of Bruno” (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $22.95), his insanely great collection of interlaced stories, shows that this Sarajevo native didn’t take long to wrestle the language into submission.
Author debuts with hard-hitting novel
July 23, 2000
Incest, corruption and pedophilia come together in Akhil Sharma’s harrowing debut novel, “An Obedient Father” (FSG, $23). Ram Karan, the central character, is a corrupt functionary in the physical education department of a school in New Delhi, India. He is a widower who lives with his widowed daughter, Anita, and his 8-year-old granddaughter, Asha, in one of the city’s poorer sections.
Sunday business briefs
July 23, 2000
French fight for civilized dining
July 23, 2000
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Novelist Joseph Conrad located the ultimate horror of the colonial soul in the Belgian Congo’s jungles. Journalist Jonathan Eig has found the equivalent for the 21st century stomach in the checkout line at 7-Eleven.
Spain spanks Americans
McEnroe bemoans missed opportunity
July 23, 2000
Alex Corretja and Juan Balcells defeated Todd Martin and Chris Woodruff, 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3, to give Spain an insurmountable 3-0 lead over the United States.
Cats take center stage at 4-H pet show
July 23, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer Cats were meowing, snakes slithering, hermit crabs crawling and iguanas lurking. With about 100 people milling in and around those animals Saturday, building 21S at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds resembled a zoo.
County worker accident raises questions
Teen injured operating heavy equipment in Franklin County
July 23, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer County commission races in Franklin County are heating up with one candidate accusing the county of attempting to cover up the injury of a minor working on heavy equipment. Chet Leech was paying his county taxes when he overheard a conversation about a 16-year-old boy, working for the city of Ottawa Youth Work Program, who was injured July 5 while operating a roller for the county roads department.
State candidates air viws at forum
July 23, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Lowering taxes, better pay for prison employees, education financing and family values were the main issues state candidates discussed during a political forum Saturday in Leavenworth.
Astronomers find new Jupiter moon
July 23, 2000
Astronomers at the University of Arizona and their Massachusetts colleagues say they have found a 17th moon orbiting Jupiter.
Divers monitor salvage expedition’s progress
July 23, 2000
Navy Cmdr. Barbara Scholley stands in the engine room of the USS Monitor, hands poised at the warship’s wheel. But she has no course to steer, and the Monitor isn’t going anywhere. It lies upside down in 240 feet of water in the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” and the scene is carried to the surface from a video camera attached to Scholley’s diving helmet.
The time is ripe to start a fall vegetable garden
Garden Calendar
July 23, 2000
By Bruce Chladny The Garden Calendar For the next several weeks, crops can be grown that we traditionally associate with a spring salad garden. Vegetables like lettuce, radishes, spinach, snap beans, summer squash, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes and beets all can be planted now for a bountiful fall harvest.
Armstrong closing on Tour de France title
July 23, 2000
Defending champion Lance Armstrong has a lead of 6 minutes, 2 seconds, with one stage remaining.
Tracy takes Michigan 500 pole
Track qualifying record shattered
July 23, 2000
Driving wheel-to-wheel at nearly 230 mph is hard for most people to imagine. And that’s exactly what 23 drivers will face for around three hours in today’s Michigan 500.
Publishers Weekly best sellers
July 23, 2000
Here are the nation’s best-selling books as compiled by Publishers Weekly.
AL Roundup
July 23, 2000
NL Roundup
July 23, 2000