Archive for Tuesday, July 25, 2000

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Concorde crashes outside Paris; at least 113 killed
July 25, 2000
An Air France Concorde en route to New York crashed outside Paris shortly after takeoff Tuesday, slamming into a hotel and a restaurant. At least 113 people were killed when the charter flight of mostly German tourists went down in the first-ever crash of the needle-nosed supersonic jet.
Raymond Delaney
July 25, 2000
NASCAR Leaders
July 25, 2000
NASCAR Winston Cup driver standings and money leaders through July 23.
Loser’ can’t win
July 25, 2000
In “Loser,” Jason Biggs plays the saint and Mena Suvari the wild spirit. He’s a scholarship nerd with a dorky hunter’s cap. She’s a wacky, sexy student who sleeps with her rakish English professor. At New York University, they’re both outsiders who find themselves thrown together by circumstance.
Planning patience
July 25, 2000
Clean air complaint
July 25, 2000
School opportunity
July 25, 2000
25, 40 and 100 years ago
July 25, 2000
Bicycle attitudes
July 25, 2000
Board changes to high gear in quest to find superintendent
July 25, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer Resignation of two top administrators convinced the Lawrence school board Monday to fast track the hiring a permanent superintendent. Board members agreed on a unanimous voice vote to approach Kansas Association of School Boards to determine whether the Topeka organization could assist the district with a swift, inexpensive search.
Study finds most kidnappings done by family, acquaintances
July 25, 2000
One of parents’ major fears is the lurking stranger who suddenly grabs and kidnaps their child.
Big Tobacco switches case to federal court
July 25, 2000
In a surprise move, the tobacco industry switched a landmark Florida smokers’ case and its record-breaking $145 billion verdict to federal court Monday.
Arizona rallies to Hall of Fame win
July 25, 2000
C.C. Sabathia pitched well in the Hall of Fame Game on Monday, but maybe not well enough to earn a spot in the Cleveland Indians rotation.
Study tallies tax losses caused by Internet sales
July 25, 2000
States and localities will lose between $300 million and $3.8 billion in tax revenue this year because of purchases over the Internet, the General Accounting Office said Monday.
Students seek new use for abandoned hospital
July 25, 2000
Many people around here can remember the room they were born in at the old Ellsworth County Hospital.
Cemetery worker charged with stealing gold teeth
July 25, 2000
A cemetery worker was charged with pulling gold teeth from cadavers and sifting through cremated remains for fillings, which he then sold for cigarettes and beer.
Other states could follow Vermont’s civil unions lead
July 25, 2000
Since Vermont became the first state in the nation to grant gay and lesbian couples nearly all the rights and benefits of marriage, politicians from New Hampshire to California have been intrigued about how they can follow suit.
Building collapse kills two in Philadelphia
July 25, 2000
Part of a rowhouse under renovation collapsed Monday, killing a construction worker and the co-owner of a mom-and-pop store on the ground floor. Another worker was injured.
CDC reports declining death rates
July 25, 2000
Life expectancy reached a record high in 1998, a new report finds.
Half-century of space flight celebrated
July 25, 2000
Model rockets were launched Monday to mark Cape Canaveral’s 50th anniversary.
Space station hookup scheduled tonight
July 25, 2000
Controllers on the ground will try to attach the core module by remote control this evening.
Hostage standoff ends with two dead
July 25, 2000
The captor and an adult hostage were found dead Monday. The hostage may have died from as a result of police shooting into the home.
Asian ministers set stage for summit
July 25, 2000
North Korea will join the ASEAN forum this week, raising hopes for peace.
U.N. moving into Lebanon
July 25, 2000
Full-scale deployment along the border with Israel should take place this week.
Deutsche set to buy U.S. firm
July 25, 2000
Europe’s biggest telecommunication company, Deutsche Telekom, took its first step into the U.S. market Monday with its planned $46 billion acquisition of VoiceStream Wireless Corp., the nation’s eighth-largest wireless carrier.
Max Thomas
July 25, 2000
State briefs
July 25, 2000
Governor’s counsel gets added duties Vacationer returns to house of squatters
Rape trial begins; defendant’s mother barred from court
July 25, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer The defendant’s mother is barred from her son’s rape trial after an “attempt to intimidate.”
City budget hearing on tap in Baldwin
July 25, 2000
Baldwin residents can express their support or concerns about the city’s 2001 budget at tonight’s public hearing.
Man arrested for meth
July 25, 2000
Endorsements fly out in congressional race
July 25, 2000
Office-holding Republican moderates are endorsing Greg Musil in his congressional campaign while a top conservative announced Monday he’s endorsing Phill Kline.
Judge rejects proposal in H&R Block lawsuit
July 25, 2000
A federal judge has rejected a proposed $25 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit that accuses H&R Block and a lender of being unfair to customers who got tax refund anticipation loans.
European airshow profitable for Boeing
July 25, 2000
Airlines announced the first orders for superjumbo airliners Monday as aerospace firms racked up a colossal $27 billion in business at the Farnborough air show in Britain. Boeing Co., the world’s largest aerospace firm, alone revealed deals worth more than $12 billion, far ahead of European rival Airbus Industrie with about $7.3 billion.
Business briefcase for Tuesday
July 25, 2000
Malan CEO gone Merck posts profits
Nightline’ comes calling on evolution
July 25, 2000
Kansas’ battle over the teaching of evolution isn’t quite ready for prime time, but it is scheduled to get national media attention tonight on “Nightline.”
Blotter
July 25, 2000
Record TV audience tuned in to watch Woods
July 25, 2000
Tiger Woods keeps turning in record-breaking performances and people keep tuning in to watch.
Like Woods, Webb rules in majors
July 25, 2000
With her U.S. Open victory Sunday, Karrie Webb has amassed enough points to qualify for the Hall of Fame
WNBA Roundup
July 25, 2000
Grace Frakes
July 25, 2000
Edna Thompson
July 25, 2000
GOP convention plays to TV
Party lowers sights to meet voters
July 25, 2000
Those of us who follow politics because we take our profession and/or our citizenship seriously lament that the Republican National Convention appears to have been Clintonized. The physically challenged, racial minorities and plenty of children and women will be featured.
Missile defense system will work and is needed
July 25, 2000
Opponents of a National Missile Defense (NMD) claim that 1) it will not work, and 2) it will instigate an arms race. These statements are clearly incongruent. If it won’t work, why would any other nation bother building it or bother counteracting it?
News brief
July 25, 2000
Medical helicopter crashes; 3 killed
News brief
July 25, 2000
Internet companies promote privacy
Bush leans to Cheney on ticket
July 25, 2000
Cheney has been a loyal follower to three Republican presidents: Ford, Reagan and Bush. Texas Gov. George W. Bush is expected to name former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney as his running mate Tuesday, turning to a loyal family friend with solid government experience.
History
July 25, 2000
Healthy future
July 25, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s reputation is growing along with the health care services it provides. In today’s competitive arena of health care, no health care provider can afford to stand still.
Mental exercises keep brain in good shape
July 25, 2000
Scientists say putting the brain to use can slow deterioration and memory loss.
Conservatisim alive and well in 18-24 crowd
July 25, 2000
Young Americans age 18-24 are ripe targets for Republicans during their convention next week, according to a poll released Monday by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
FBI e-snooping draws rebuke
July 25, 2000
Lawmakers of both parties grilled FBI officials Monday over the bureau’s use of “Carnivore,” a device designed to monitor and capture e-mail messages in a criminal investigation.
Wildfire’s threat to ruins rises
July 25, 2000
Archaelogists are working closely with firefighters to protect ancient Indian sites.
Campaign signs suffer from pre-election blows
July 25, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer Lawrence area candidates have reported several bizarre incidents regarding their campaign signs. With the primary election a week away, somebody doesn’t want you to see Sandy Praeger’s and Jeri McElhaney’s names on the side of the road.
Summerall says ‘02 Super Bowl will be his last
July 25, 2000
Pat Summerall announced Monday he will retire from covering the NFL after the 2001 season, but is “not retiring from broadcasting.”
Genetic conference disruptions minor
July 25, 2000
Minneapolis police have employed tight security measures to prevent a repeat of the protests at last year’s World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle.
Former governor accepts appointment to Senate seat
July 25, 2000
The appointment narrows the gap between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate.
NFL Camp Roundup
July 25, 2000
Chile nears decision on trial for former dictator
July 25, 2000
The “Caravan of Death” is at the heart of efforts to put former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet on trial.
Looking for green power
Supporters blown away at conference on wind energy
July 25, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer Organizers, speakers and attendees of the 2000 Kansas Wind Energy Conference said the event is a major boost for the movement in Kansas. Tom Sloan envisions the open fields of Kansas with wind turbines spinning and homes and businesses running from the subsequent energy.
KLWN hopes to score with ESPN
July 25, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor KLWN is dropping One on One Sports for ESPN Radio, and the station’s new programming lineup will include an hourlong call-in show for local sports. KLWN, Lawrence’s longtime radio source for hometown news, is trading Olivia Newton-John for Dan Patrick.
Developer of resort floats idea for KU
July 25, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer Kansas University would enter the hotel business if a developer’s proposal is accepted. Developers have been in town meeting with Kansas University officials, trying to persuade KU to form a nonprofit corporation to finance a planned Clinton Lake resort.
Parties give peace talks new chance
July 25, 2000
No one at Camp David is ready to give up yet on a Middle East peace agreement.
House votes for display of ‘In God We Trust’ motto
July 25, 2000
The phrase has been the official national motto since 1956.
Horoscopes
July 25, 2000
Like sheep to the monitor. . .
Free time? Only if you stay connected
July 25, 2000
What got me were the sheep. The newspaper ad featured a shepherd and his flock on some remote moor. And the caption asked: “Wish you had more free time?”
Boston’s Everett drops suspension appeal
July 25, 2000
Carl Everett dropped his appeal of a 10-game suspension and began serving it Monday night as the Boston Red Sox opened a three-game series with Minnesota.
Nina Platz
July 25, 2000
Douglas County youths fare well in ‘Kids Count’
July 25, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer However, the survey also showed an increase in alcohol use among teens. Kansas children appear to be drinking a lot more than they did five years ago.
East Lawrence, East Hills top planners’ agenda
July 25, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer American Eagle hopes to break ground in September. Wednesday’s Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission agenda is taking on a decidedly east side flavor.
Candidates for 3rd District state positions
Rep. Dennis Moore speaks to Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
July 25, 2000
By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer Candidates for the 3rd Congressional District support a variety of programs and their positions vary on different election issues. Rep. Dennis Moore on Monday wouldn’t predict who the next president will be, but he did identify issues that may be crucial to both the Republican primary and the general election in the 3rd District congressional race.
Daily ticker - Monday’s close
July 25, 2000
Catcher’s box hot topic
July 25, 2000
The Braves, caught fudging on the catcher’s box dimensions at Turner Field last month, are miffed the issue won’t go away.
Planning commission other business
July 25, 2000
Quirky ‘Nest’ is gore-laden bugfest
July 25, 2000
School board closer to finalizing budget
July 25, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer The public will have a chance Aug. 14 to comment on the 2000-2001 budget given first-round approval by the Lawrence school board. The Lawrence school board Monday tentatively approved an $89.4 million budget that includes a 3.3 percent wage and benefit increase for teachers.
Loving couple finds a fun way to save for dream vacation
July 25, 2000
World briefs
July 25, 2000
Chemical dumping brings U.S. apology Concorde grounded for cracks in wings
Planning commission bottom line
July 25, 2000
Planning commission background
July 25, 2000
NFL Camp Roundup
July 25, 2000
Internet’s lawless frontier challenged
July 25, 2000
The French are trying to block Yahoo from offering Nazi memorabilia.
AL Roundup
July 25, 2000
People
July 25, 2000