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Boys finally claim victimhood
July 27, 2000
By Jane Eisner The Philadelphia Inquirer I don’t know whether to be concerned about American boys or happy for them. Among cultural pundits and pop psychologists, magazine editors and book publishers, boys made it to the A list this summer.
Commission forwards East Lawrence plan
July 27, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World writer Residents expressed frustration about animosity from the East Lawrence business community.
Big Republican donors to get VIP treatment at convention
July 27, 2000
Fishing with House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Cocktails with retired Gen. Colin Powell. Golf with a senator. Ringside drinks with former boxing champion Larry Holmes or an afternoon with race driver Bobby Labonte.
Gore tells minorities to beware of Bush
July 27, 2000
The vice president said minorities should scrutinize Bush’s political record before buying into his “compassionate conservative” image.
Bush tours Cheney stomping grounds, defends VP pick
July 27, 2000
Dick Cheney goes on the defensive about his conservative record.
People, Faces & Things
July 27, 2000
Swiss bank settlement OK’d
July 27, 2000
Holocaust victims and their heirs are a step closer to righting wrongs against them.
Homecomings distinctly different
July 27, 2000
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister come home to different realities. Yasser Arafat returned from Camp David on Wednesday to a garland of flowers and crowds of chanting supporters, thanking him for not trading away their claim to Jerusalem. Ehud Barak returned to a starkly different landscape: political uncertainty and a people bitterly divided over his peace moves.
4-H’ers to show their way with waste
July 27, 2000
By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer Douglas County 4-H’ers give new life to unwanted rubble in a Free Fair competition.
Low power takes radio to new level
July 27, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer At least one Lawrence organization is interested in operating a low-power FM radio station.
Nation Briefs
July 27, 2000
Daily Ticker
July 27, 2000
Horoscopes
July 27, 2000
Phillies trade Schilling for four Diamondbacks
July 27, 2000
Curt Schilling will join Randy Johnson in Arizona’s rotation after the Diamondbacks made a five-player trade with Philadelphia.
Kansas City comeback sinks White Sox, 7-6
July 27, 2000
The Royals scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning and held on for a 7-6 victory over Chicago.
KU’s Marshall one shot off lead
July 27, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Journal-World Sports Writer Kansas University golfer Chris Marshall was one shot behind leader Brad Weesner after the first round of the Kansas Open.
Creatures II’ has nightmarish aspects
July 27, 2000
If you like to see blood and monster parts flying, give “Nightmare Creatures II” a try.
Singer Steve Earle weaves politics into lyrics
July 27, 2000
The singer-songwriter’s new album addresses the issue of capital punishment.
Lawrence band takes online route
July 27, 2000
Mi6, a Lawrence post-punk band, recently made it onto the front page of the national edition of the New York Times.
Impossibles regroup, release CD
July 27, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Journal-World Writer The band recorded the album in seven days in February. The Impossibles are a band that nearly lived up to its own name.
Patrick joining ‘X-Files’
July 27, 2000
Robert Patrick, who played the evil liquid-metal cyborg opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” is joining “The X-Files” next season, filling the gap in the episodes that star David Duchovny will be sitting out.
Artist ‘horses’ aruond with her art
Christy-Moore captures imagination on canvas
July 27, 2000
By Jan Biles Journal-World Features-Arts Editor A Lawrence painter lets her feelings and imagination drive her work.
SYT stages ‘alienated youth’ tale
July 27, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Journal-World Writer Although written 30 years ago, “The Outsiders” remains topical in the 21st century.
Weird news
July 27, 2000
Water battle on tap
Roberts, KDHE line up against EPA, Sierra Club
July 27, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer Upset by the possibility of a water quality bill affecting Kansas farm ponds, Sen. Pat Roberts and Congressman Jerry Moran meet with EPA officials today.
UFO essays gain scholarly nod
July 27, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer University Press’ editor-in-chief hopes a new volume will lead to an academic interest in an understudied field.
World Briefs
July 27, 2000
NL Roundup
July 27, 2000
Historical essay fractures the facts but offers a laugh
July 27, 2000
AL Roundup
July 27, 2000
Lawrence Briefs
July 27, 2000
WNBA Roundup
July 27, 2000
Larry Emmett
July 27, 2000
Today In History
July 27, 2000
Reporter convicted of spying
July 27, 2000
In a trial denounced by human rights groups, a military court convicted a Serbian journalist of espionage Wednesday for writing about Serb atrocities in Kosovo and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment.
Northern Ireland prisoners to be set free
July 27, 2000
By week’s end, when most of the remaining inmates file out of Northern Ireland’s anti-terrorist Maze prison, the murderers and bombers who made headlines and broke families’ hearts during 30 years of sectarian strife will be free men.
Americans visit slave ‘forts’
It is all so much more real when you see this’
July 27, 2000
A growing number of black Americans are traveling to Africa to see historic slave “castles.”
Cunningham runs difficult Chiefs camp
July 27, 2000
Unlike some men, becoming the boss did nothing to change Gunther Cunningham. His gruff voice can still be heard from one end of the football field to the other, especially when he’s upset which is often.
Arafat does Israel a big favor
July 27, 2000
By Cal Thomas Los Angeles Times Syndicate Columnist In the end, Israel may owe its continued existence to Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat, who refused to accept the unprecedented compromises (some would say giveaways) offered by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
South Koreans observe No Gun Ri anniversary
Victims of alleged American massacre mourned
July 27, 2000
With poems, prayers and tears, survivors and relatives on Wednesday commemorated the 50th anniversary of an alleged mass killing of hundreds of civilians by U.S. troops at a railroad bridge early in the Korean War.
News Briefs
July 27, 2000
Governor wants Jackson apology
Experts say hanging was suicide
July 27, 2000
Mississippi leader calls for Jesse Jackson to say he’s sorry regarding statements about a teen’s death.
4-H members show dogged drive for canine training
July 27, 2000
By Jim Baker Journal-World Writer Young members of a Leavenworth County 4-H project form strong bonds with their dogs through obedience training.
Stock prices continue to fall on disappointing earnings
July 27, 2000
A pattern has emerged since earnings season began: Investors respond to disappointing results by pummeling the offending stocks.
Frank Britton
July 27, 2000
Lamb Champs
A lifelong devotion to woolly animals is paying off with winning ways
July 27, 2000
By Jim Baker Journal-World Writer Aimee Ostermeyer has had a special place in her heart for sheep for about as long as she can remember. When she was younger, she used to visit the farm of her grandfather, Dean Ostermeyer, in Higginsville, Mo. He’s always had sheep on his land, and Aimee used to talk him into letting her bottle feed the lambs that had been orphaned or the ones whose mothers wouldn’t nurse them.
Pilot had delayed Concorde
July 27, 2000
Investigators into the first-ever Concorde crash focused Wednesday on the Rolls Royce engines that powered the doomed Air France jet, after learning the pilot delayed the flight for emergency repairs on an engine thruster. Seconds after takeoff, that same engine burst into flames.
Choice of Chaney ties Bush campaign to father’s past
July 27, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News - Washington Columnist Keep in mind that car ad, “This isn’t your father’s Oldsmobile.” You may see George W. Bush doing his spin on the auto TV commercial.
Government calls for military help to fight wildfires
July 27, 2000
Firefighting resources across the nation are experiencing major strains as fires rage on.
CD reviews
July 27, 2000
Calendar
July 27, 2000
Movies
July 27, 2000
Top movies
July 27, 2000
BestSellers-Audio
July 27, 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.
Arts Notes
July 27, 2000
Nicodemus to hold Homecoming 2000 Concert to feature African dance, music
Max Donahey
July 27, 2000
Police capture two suspects in double shooting
July 27, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer The two were the final suspects in a shooting that injured a Lawrence couple.
Injured senior may testify at preliminary hearing
July 27, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer The alleged victim of a brutal beating and robbery earlier this month has health problems that may explain his injuries, a defense attorney said Wednesday.
Jury hangs on sexual charges
Jurors finds teen guilty of beating victim
July 27, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer The defense attorney portrayed the alleged victim as an addict, a liar and a thief.
Vernon Crites
July 27, 2000
Geissler Services
July 27, 2000
County Brief
July 27, 2000
Commissioners OK rural mazes
July 27, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer People soon will hear the roar of a chain saw coming from a haunted corn maze in Douglas County.
Clogged arteries start early in adult life
July 27, 2000
Boys as young as 15 can begin to experience clogged arteries, according to a new study that says long-range prevention of heart disease must begin in adolescence.
Robert “Andy” Anrig
July 27, 2000
Scans’ promising for cancer diagnosis
July 27, 2000
Doctors can much more accurately judge whether patients with lung cancer should undergo surgery if they combine two scanning techniques to find how far the malignancy has spread, a new study found.
Extinction traced to oceanic ‘burp’
July 27, 2000
Huge reservoirs of methane trapped beneath the ocean floor rapidly escaped during prehistoric global warming and depleted much of the sea’s oxygen, according to new research into why many forms of life suddenly vanished 183 million years ago.
Families seek to visit relatives on death row
July 27, 2000
Until this spring, convicts on California’s death row could occasionally touch and hug family members and friends, and laugh and eat with them.
Government vulnerable to computer virus attacks
July 27, 2000
Experts tell a House panel that the government is weak fighter of Internet crime and viruses.
Census Bureau defends its count
July 27, 2000
A GOP lawmaker contends “surges” in headcounts in 15 areas threaten the accuracy of the 2000 U.S. Census.
Fair gets new building
July 27, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer Douglas County’s new $1.2 million community building will open just in time for this year’s fair.
County’s new 4-H agent an old hand at fairs
July 27, 2000
By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer It may be her first Douglas County Free Fair, but the new 4-H agent is a veteran of the fair system.
State Briefs
July 27, 2000
State justices rule judge overstepped court’s authority
July 27, 2000
At issue was whether Wichita Municipal Court prisoners could be freed by a District Court judge.
Partial lung removal may help emphysema
July 27, 2000
A risky surgery to remove part of the damaged lungs of emphysema patients appears to at least temporarily improve their ability to breathe, walk and lead more normal lives, a small study found.
Police Blotter
July 27, 2000
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today.
July 27, 2000
Poor Project
July 27, 2000
Lasting Gift
July 27, 2000
Journal-World Editorial A generous gift announced this week should inspire other Douglas County residents to give something back to their community.
Fair concessions raise 4-H funds
July 27, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer The concession stands at the county fair, which begins Saturday, are the only way the 4-H council makes money.
County OKs increasing budget for road patrols
July 27, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer For the first time in discussions about the 2001 budget, county commissioners have agreed to spend county money to hire a deputy to patrol U.S. Highway 59 and Kansas Highway 10.
Mentoring to benefit school district
Veteran teachers will help their novice peers under a new program
July 27, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer The Lawrence school district is preparing to implement a comprehensive mentoring program for new teachers.
State resumes sale of confiscated guns
July 27, 2000
The governor has said he is opposed to selling confiscated arms, but the Legislature didn’t pass a bill to stop the sales.
Moving day for house on horizon
Murphy-Bromelsick home prepared for Hobbs Park relocation
July 27, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer An eastside park will become a historical monument to the city’s founding generation.
Divers kill hostage-taker
July 27, 2000
Elite coast guard divers stormed a sailboat Wednesday, killing a gunman who held five Swiss vacationers and the boat’s captain hostage for 14 hours.
Brazil gun maker under attack
July 27, 2000
A human rights group has enlisted the help of U.S. lawyers to sue Brazil’s largest manufacturer of handguns over failing to control gun sales in a nation where a murder takes place every 13 minutes.
Fiji coup leader arrested
July 27, 2000
George Speight, who toppled Fiji’s elected government in a two-month hostage standoff, was arrested Wednesday by the military and accused of threatening the island nation’s new president.
Market wealth is shaky base
More families now live on the edge of disaster
July 27, 2000
By Froma Harrop Providence Journal Editorial Writer and Columnist. The broadening of stock ownership is turning the American working class into the investing class. So it is alleged.
10th anniversary of ADA celebrated
July 27, 2000
As they marked the 10th anniversary of passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Wednesday, the disabled won more federal job opportunities and promises of beneficial new legislation and regulation.
Harry Potter sales remain hot
July 27, 2000
Boy wizard Harry Potter is still weaving magic in his third week of release, flying off bookstore shelves and Web retailing sites at a steady pace.
Business Briefcase
July 27, 2000
KIC’s leader leaving
July 27, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor Kansas Innovation Corp.’s top administrator is leaving for a job in Ohio.
Judge shuts down Napster
July 27, 2000
A federal judge decided Wednesday to shut down the trading of music on Napster Inc., saying the online company encouraged “wholesale infringing” against music industry copyrights.
Cold War relic heating up
New restaurant to open in December
July 27, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor Stone Canyon, a new family-style restaurant, is expected to open Dec. 1 inside a built-to-last home at the southwest corner of Sixth Street and Comet Lane.
Pickens agrees to five-year deal with Titans
July 27, 2000
Pro Bowl receiver Carl Pickens ended his free agency a week after being released by Cincinnati.
Cubs send Valdes back to Los Angeles
July 27, 2000
Several teams made deals Wednesday as the trading deadline approached.
Amateurs find success in opening round
July 27, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Journal-World Sports Write Money is no object for 15 Kansas Open participants. But if some of them keep shooting low rounds like they did in Wednesday’s first round, that could change eventually, as the younger players show they can compete with the full-timers.
KVSA’s two-touch rule gets national attention
July 27, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer The KVSA is using a two-touch rule in the first 15 minutes of high school developmental league matches. An innovative two-touch approach in the Kaw Valley Soccer Assn.’s Classic Division for high-school age players recently gained national attention.
KVA All-Star Match loses Johnson
July 27, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer The KVA All-Star Match, set for 7 tonight at Horejsi Center, will include no local or area players following an injury to Santa Fe Trail’s Jessica Johnson.
Free agent Manning visits Jazz
July 27, 2000
Veteran forward Danny Manning met with the Utah Jazz on Wednesday after reaching an agreement to buy out the final year of his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Fashion briefs
July 27, 2000
High-brow fashion Men’s trends
Tattoo the Earth site shows Lawrence fest
July 27, 2000
TV happenings signal Apocalypse
Russell cuts hair, USA losing battle, Kathie Lee leaving … what’s next?
July 27, 2000
Based on what’s happening in the world of television, the end must surely be near.
Jazz, hip-hop define brass band’s style
July 27, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer YoungBlood Brass Band confounds expectations with its unique style. Listen to the YoungBlood Brass Band, and you’ll hear a mix of styles you might never have imagined.
Counting Crows
The band’s piano player talks about its ‘overnight success’
July 27, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Journal-World Writer The pianist for the popular rock band talks about its latest CD and the Napster controversy. The Counting Crows. Seems like people love ‘em or hate ‘em.
Manhattan band making its mark
July 27, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Journal-World Writer The band’s third CD was re-released in June with a couple of new songs. Ultimate Fakebook and Lawrence are practically synonymous.
CosmoGIRL! features more than fashion
July 27, 2000
The editor-in-chief sees the magazine as a way to help teen-age girls.
Bands find Web helpful in promoting music
July 27, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Journal-World Writer Area musicians and Web site designers talk about music’s future in the digital age.
Ford tackles a ghost story
July 27, 2000
The seasoned actor is more concerned about interesting roles than box-office totals.
Hip-hop books reach for new audiences
Street Sweeper’ to debut this summer
July 27, 2000
The novellas are in the shape and size of CDs and have shimmery covers.
Tornado sighting sends KC players to cover
July 27, 2000
Players and coaches for the Kansas City Chiefs were herded briefly into dormitory basements Wednesday when a tornado was spotted near their training camp.