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Marshall marvelous
KU golfer blazes Alvamar with 66 in second round
July 28, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Journal-World Sports Writer Chris Marshall leads the Kansas Open by four shots over KU teammate Casey Harbour despite being penalized two strokes for arriving late for his tee time.
Orville Ray
July 28, 2000
WNBA Roundup
July 28, 2000
Jacobson paces Blue
July 28, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer St. Marys standout Abbie Jacobson felt right at home Thursday night in Kansas University’s Horejsi Center.
President slams GOP’s inaction
July 28, 2000
President Clinton on Thursday accused Republican lawmakers of trying to sneak out of the nation’s capital “with a trunkful of unfinished business,” namely his legislative agenda.
Chelsea puts school on hold
July 28, 2000
Chelsea Clinton plans to skip the start of school at Stanford University this fall largely so she can campaign for her mother, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is pursuing a Senate seat in New York, a White House spokeswoman said Thursday.
Advertisers adopt Internet privacy code
July 28, 2000
Hoping to ease public concerns about online privacy, the government on Thursday approved a plan drafted by Internet advertisers to regulate the gathering of information used to profile Web customers.
Boyfriend will have new trial in shooting
July 28, 2000
A man whose conviction for slaying his girlfriend was overturned will testify in his second trial, his defense attorney said.
State will rethink Highway 7 changes
July 28, 2000
Transportation officials have decided to rethink a plan to revamp the highway that runs through Bonner Springs, following complaints from city officials and business owners.
EPA reporting requirement leaves systems wondering
July 28, 2000
Some Kansas water providers that failed to provide community confidence reports to consumers say they didn’t even know they were required to do so.
Changes advocated in teacher licensing
July 28, 2000
Just like barbers, doctors and lawyers govern their own professions, so too would teachers under a new proposal. A state commission is recommending that Kansas establish an independent professional standards board for teachers.
Suit filed in death of inmate
July 28, 2000
The parents of a Sedgwick County Jail inmate who died in a struggle with two detention officers have filed a lawsuit against the sheriff, county commissioners and the officers.
Cheney votes in Congress put under microscope
July 28, 2000
The record shows that some of the votes were not as clear-cut as Democrats suggest, but that the former lawmaker deserved his reputation as one of the most conservative members of Congress.
Gunman holds pilot hostage
July 28, 2000
Study probes possible virus, obesity link
July 28, 2000
A cold-like virus may cause obesity, new experiments suggest.
Pain to newborns may be permanent
July 28, 2000
Experiments on newborn animals suggest that chronic pain during the first days of life may result in permanent hypersensitivity to pain in adulthood, a finding that may have enormous implications for newborns undergoing rigorous medical procedures, scientists say.
Prosecutors offer DNA tests to inmates
July 28, 2000
Springer’ guest wanted for murder
July 28, 2000
A national television audience this week watched the twisted tale of a violent love triangle between Nancy Campbell-Panitz, her ex-husband and his new wife.
Manhattan apartment dwellers pick up pieces after explosion
July 28, 2000
Nine of the building’s residents are staying in temporary housing, including Kansas State University dormitories. When Kurt MacTaggert got home from work, he just wanted to change clothes and relax. But as he sat in his living room, the front door suddenly flew past him.
GOP convention hall still a tangle of wires
July 28, 2000
The red, white and blue balloons are filled, but a lot of wiring remains to be done just days before the opening of the Republican National Convention on Monday.
Cigarette cessation attempts go up in smoke
July 28, 2000
Americans are trying to quit smoking four times more often than they did in the years before the introduction of nicotine gum, patches and other products that help people kick the habit, the government reported Thursday.
N.Y.C. schools eye changes for poor performers
July 28, 2000
The head of the nation’s largest school system wants to convert some of New York City’s worst-performing schools into charter schools, the first such effort in city history.
Linn County fire strikes several city departments
July 28, 2000
Linn County fire strikes several city offices
Sheep ranchers fight order to destroy flocks
July 28, 2000
The owners of two flocks of sheep ordered to be killed by the federal government on suspicion they may have a type of mad cow disease asked a judge Thursday to spare the animals.
Search is on for source of E. coli
July 28, 2000
The number of confirmed cases of food poisoning stemming from a restaurant rose to 13, health officials said Thursday.
Pastor takes reins at Worden church
July 28, 2000
The Rev. Dale Lewis is the new pastor at Worden United Methodist Church. His first worship service was July 2.
World brief
July 28, 2000
Explosion injures train commuters
T. rex ancestor unearthed
July 28, 2000
Scientists on Thursday unveiled the reconstructed skeleton of a sheep dog-sized dinosaur they said was an ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex.
Fiji rebels lose support in new government
July 28, 2000
Fiji’s president announced a new interim government Friday lacking supporters of former coup leader George Speight, a day after the military said Speight may face charges for treason.
State agency delays confiscated gun sale
July 28, 2000
The Department of Revenue is postponing a gun sale that it didn’t want to hold in the first place.
U.N. extends Lebanon force
July 28, 2000
The Security Council voted Thursday to keep the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon for another six months and urged the country to quickly deploy its own forces to the Israeli border.
Mideast talks to resume
July 28, 2000
Less than 48 hours after the summit collapsed, Israeli and Palestinian officials stopped pointing fingers and started making positive noises about prospects.
Blotter
July 28, 2000
Suspect in bank robbery arrested on KU campus
July 28, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer Lawrence Police officers on Wednesday helped Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Kansas University Public Safety officers arrest a Lenexa man suspected in a 1999 bank robbery.
KU games get heart smart
July 28, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer On Kansas University game days, sports fans can rest assured that medical personnel will be nearby to provide treatment for a heart attack — with a device as small as a day planner. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical is buying five new automatic external defibrillators for use on game days at Memorial Stadium and Allen Fieldhouse.
News brief
July 28, 2000
Reno to keep an eye on FBI e-mail search
Nader supporters look for names
July 28, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Ralph Nader supporters are combing Lawrence and Kansas to collect signatures and get their candidate’s name on the November presidential ballot. Supporters of Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader are looking for autographs in Kansas — at least 5,000, and all of them from registered voters.
Actors put effort into ‘Outsiders’
July 28, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Journal-World Writer Sometimes students get an A on their report card not because of the end result but because of the hard work they put into the assignment. That rule could apply to the Summer Youth Theatre production of “The Outsiders.”
House votes to cut Social Security tax
July 28, 2000
In a Congress boiling with partisanship, Republicans sharpened their tax-cut message Thursday as the House voted to repeal a 1993 tax increase on Social Security benefit. Democrats accused Republicans of engaging in a political ploy by approving legislation that they know the president will veto in order to blunt charges that the GOP has been in charge of a “do-nothing” Congress.
Campus Crusade for Christ chooses new leader
July 28, 2000
Preacher and author Steve Douglass has been named president of Campus Crusade for Christ, one of the world’s largest evangelical organizations. Founder and current head William R. Bright, 78, who led the organization for almost five decades, announced the appointment in the Netherlands, site of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn.’s Amsterdam 2000 Conference.
A local ‘Rosie’
July 28, 2000
Indians seek return of peyote
July 28, 2000
Indians want state to give them confiscated hallucinogen
Father, son charged in drug operation
July 28, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer Two Lawrence businessmen were arrested and charged with supplying ingredients to methamphetamine producers. Lawrence and federal drug authorities raided a 23rd St. business Wednesday night, accusing a father and son who run the store of supplying ingredients to drug makers.
Area races toward development
July 28, 2000
Zimmer Management Co. was named master developer of a tourism destination near the Kansas Speedway. It is also the developer of Sprint Corp.’s world headquarters in Overland Park.
History
July 28, 2000
* On July 28, 1750, composer Johann Sebastian Bach died in Leipzig, Germany.
Huskers picked to win Big 12
July 28, 2000
Nebraska has been chosen to win the Big 12 football title again this season in a poll of media covering the conference.
25, 40 and 100 years ago
July 28, 2000
Charles Lanning
July 28, 2000
Strawberry wants back in baseball
July 28, 2000
Five months into his year-long suspension from baseball, Darryl Strawberry has left a drug clinic and is trying to get back into the game.
Ramirez rejects $75-million offer from Tribe
July 28, 2000
Manny Ramirez’s long-term future in Cleveland is in doubt, but Indians general manager John Hart said Thursday it is unlikely the club will trade the right fielder.
Anna Hayden
July 28, 2000
Poem is reminder of the importance of organ donations
July 28, 2000
DEAR ANN: When football icon Walter Payton died, I had hoped you would reprint one of my favorite columns, “To Remember Me.” Would you please run it again in his honor? — Chicago Bears Fan.
Jerusalem syndrome halts talks
July 28, 2000
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Enquirer “There is something about Jerusalem that addles the brain,” Israeli journalist Akiva Eldar wrote recently in the daily newspaper Ha’aretz.
Gender-biased insurance issue
July 28, 2000
By Ellen Goodman By any standard, Jennifer Erickson is a Planned Parenthood poster plaintiff: She’s 26. She’s married. She’s pre-parental. She’s even a pharmacist for heaven’s sake.
Royals dazed by Rays
July 28, 2000
Right fielder Jermaine Dye suffered a concussion when he crashed into the wall during Kansas City’s 8-5 loss to Tampa Bay.
Bush gives race a needed jolt
Now, it’s Gore’s turn
July 28, 2000
By Sandy Grady OK, Al, it’s your turn now. It’s your chance to counterpunch in the Great Veepstakes Vendetta.
Good foresight
July 28, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Boeing and the United States were wise to get out of the SST “race” when they did. As the years have passed, the Boeing aircraft company and the United States Congress have looked increasingly prudent for a decision they made in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
KU’s Istnick makes par on last hole, makes cut
July 28, 2000
By Levi Chronister Journal-World Sports Writer Former KU golfer Jake Istnick made the cut at the Kansas Open, but former teammates Andy Stewart and Jason deBuhr weren’t as fortunate.
Raiders eliminate No. 1 seed Olathe North
July 28, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Journal-World Sports Writer Lawrence will play Topeka Post 1 at 6 tonight in the American Legion zone baseball tournament in Leavenworth.
Nation briefs
July 28, 2000
Prosecutors offer DNA tests to inmates NASA plans new robot missions to Mars
EPA, Kansans to talk water
July 28, 2000
Top-level federal regulators will visit Kansas to talk over controversial clean water rules with the governor, state lawmakers and other interested groups, Sen. Pat Roberts and Rep. Jerry Moran said.
Bed-wetting has causes, solutions
July 28, 2000
What causes a child to wet the bed? Our 5-year-old soaks his sheets nearly every night, which drives me crazy.
Religion news
July 28, 2000
Groups sue over church-based job-training Hewbrew Academy hopes to attract top students
Yugoslav strongman calls election that favors him
July 28, 2000
Slobodan Milosevic apparently hopes to cement his 10-year autocratic rule in his power base of Serbia.
Religion Briefs
July 28, 2000
Ninth Street Baptist to sponsor workshop Faith Builders lists guest speakers
Ruins pique historians’ interest
July 28, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer An old building foundation discovered in northwest Lawrence has historians wondering whether they have found a link to the past. A Lawrence boy strolling with his mother has discovered what may be a local historical treasure — the remnants of abolitionist Dr. John Doy’s homestead.
Grbac feels ready
July 28, 2000
Four years after arriving in Kansas City, Elvis Grbac finally feels at home. The lanky quarterback enjoyed a much-needed breakthrough campaign in 1999, and it shows in the way he walks and talks
Song-swapping service to revolutionize e-commerce
July 28, 2000
Napster may be forced to shut down, but the online exchange of music will continue.
School voucher plan on ballot in California
July 28, 2000
A California ballot proposal seeks to create the nation’s largest school voucher program, covering as many as 6.5 million children who would be sent to private schools by parents using taxpayer money.
Wildfires char Montana cities
July 28, 2000
Two wildfires east of Montana’s capital city swelled to nearly 24,000 acres Thursday as investigators confirmed one of them was started by discarded charcoal briquettes from a home barbecue.
Cheney adds to Bush’s kinder, gentler conservatism
July 28, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn Who is Dick Cheney, the man tapped as the running mate for George W. Bush? First the facts.
Daily ticker - Thursday’s close
July 28, 2000
Rockies, Red Sox swap seven players
July 28, 2000
Boston bolstered its pitching staff and its infield with the acquisitions of Rolando Arrojo and Mike Lansing.
Montana ready to take place in Hall of Fame
July 28, 2000
Joe Montana led San Francisco to four Super Bowl victories. Playing in a quarterback era of strong arms and long touchdowns, Joe Montana never felt a need to pitch every pass far downfield.
Rams, Titans meet in super scrimmage
Super Bowl foes to clash
July 28, 2000
Tennessee and St. Louis practiced together Thursday and will scrimmage Saturday. So far, it doesn’t appear that the Tennessee Titans are concerned about getting even.
NFL Camp Roundup
July 28, 2000
Federal grant to allow smaller classes
July 28, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer Most first-grade classes in the Lawrence public school district will have no more than 17 students this year, permitting teachers to give more personal instruction. The Lawrence school district plans to use $260,000 from federal grants this year to reduce the size of first-grade classes.
Marines blame ‘human factors’ for fatal Osprey crash
July 28, 2000
The Marine Corps has taken disciplinary action against the pilot and co-pilot of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft that was flying a short distance ahead of the Osprey which crashed in the Arizona desert in April, killing 19 Marines, a senior Marine general said Thursday.
Delayed filing upsets senators’ expectations
July 28, 2000
The senator’s big campaign balance didn’t last long this year. A conservative senator liquidated his campaign fund’s big balance six months before the chairman of the state pension fund decided to run against him in the Republican primary.
Brothers to stand trial in shooting
Teens maintain innocence in east Lawrence attack
July 28, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer Allen Toshavik’s stepgrandfather, who testified at a preliminary hearing Thursday, says he turned away at the moment a bullet was fired at Toshavik. A Douglas County judge ordered two teen-age brothers to stand trial for allegedly trying to kill a Lawrence man after an early-morning argument in June.
Lawsuit lifts shroud of secrecy on fraternity housing
July 28, 2000
The parents of a pledge who committed suicide are blaming the death on the grueling routine devised by Delta Kappa Epilson chapter at the University of Washington. Fourteen college students, bodies and psyches drained, watch bleary-eyed as an older man dramatically feeds an electric blender the final ingredient of the rancid concoction that will be dinner: Live goldfish.
Investors buy blue-chips, turn on high-tech stocks
July 28, 2000
Investors went on the defensive Thursday, selling shaky technology stocks and loading up on steadier pharmaceutical, utility and oil concerns that do better in a slowing economy.
Horoscopes
July 28, 2000
Weapons inspector heading to Iraq
July 28, 2000
Scott Ritter, the former U.N. arms inspector who badgered Iraq with his aggressive pursuit of hidden weapons, said he will return to Baghdad on Saturday at the invitation of President Saddam Hussein.
Finding God abroad
Some strive to keep faith while on vacation
July 28, 2000
By Jim Baker Journal-World Writer Even if you have a full day of boating and camping planned at Clinton Lake, you can still fit an outdoor worship service into your schedule. Just because you take a vacation, it doesn’t mean your faith has to.
KU’s Allen takes ‘realistic’ approach to 2000
July 28, 2000
There’s a fine line between confidence and false bravado, and Kansas University football coach Terry Allen grudgingly admits he might have crossed that line last season.
Crouch back for Nebraska
July 28, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Journal World Sports Editor In college football, hairs do not split. “There is a thin line because going 12-1 and going 9-4 like we did my first season,” third-year Nebraska coach Frank Solich said.
LHS product Penny drawing attention
July 28, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Journal World Sports Editor Jon Penny, a Lawrence High product, is in his fourth year as a NU walk-on linebacker this fall.
Jayhawks’ hopes high
KU counting on Norris, Nesmith
July 28, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Free safety Carl Nesmith and fullback Moran Norris are the closest things Kansas University football has had to a household name in recent seasons.
Shroud of Turin finds new support
July 28, 2000
New books examine the science and mystery behind the world’s most famed religious relic.
Program allows youths to ‘fly’
July 28, 2000
A portable flight simulation program lets children create planes and fly them, in virtual reality.
Concorde engines failed in crash
July 28, 2000
Accident investigators examining flight data from the doomed Air France Concorde discovered Thursday that both engines on the port side of the supersonic jet failed during takeoff and that the cockpit crew was unable to retract the plane’s landing gear once it was airborne.
People
July 28, 2000
Siblings selected to be honorary delegates
July 28, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer The sons of former Insurance Commissioner Ron Todd have a political calling. Lawrence Republicans Richard and Mike Todd can remember traveling with their parents to shopping malls in Topeka, Wichita and Kansas City with carloads of political fliers when they were 7 and 8 years old.
Funding reports fuel accusations in Wichita race
July 28, 2000
The GOP primary for the 30th Kansas State Senate District includes some impressive funding totals for the two candidates.
File swappers seek substitute to Napster
July 28, 2000
With the shutdown of Napster appearing imminent Thursday, users of the online song-swapping service scrambled to the Internet to discuss alternate means for trading free bootleg recordings.
New books
July 28, 2000
The Silence of Heaven: Agnon’s Fear of God
Sun Devils hire Smith
July 28, 2000
New Arizona State athletic director Gene Smith found it initially difficult to tear himself away from Iowa State, where he is credited with putting the athletic department on sound financial footing.
KU recruits eager for Shrine Bowl
July 28, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer Excluded from the original Shrine Bowl roster, Hoisington standout Tony Coker was a late all-star addition for West’s football squad.
Sunflower States Games to begin second weekend
July 28, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer Events in the Sunflower State Games are scheduled today, Saturday and Sunday. First-year Sunflower State Games executive director Vicki Hill has caught her second wind before thinking about the second weekend of the Olympic-style event in and around Lawrence.
Cows on Parade’ idea gores some in Kansas City
July 28, 2000
Opponents of the exhibit, which has thrived in Chicago, point to several reasons why the cows shouldn’t come to Kansas City. A debate over an exhibit that would feature about 300 fiberglass cows is just the latest in a long line of art controversies in Kansas City.
MLB Briefs
July 28, 2000
NL Roundup
July 28, 2000
Business briefcase for Friday
July 28, 2000
Ford to boost fuel economy Nortel, Corning break deal
Cartoon sidesteps genre’s growing pains
July 28, 2000