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World Briefs
July 29, 2000
Rwanda: Genocide census complete. Romania: Balkan heat wave triggers fires, deaths.
Local Sports Brief
July 29, 2000
Wilson captures fifth straight title
July 29, 2000
On the night Blaine Wilson won his fifth straight U.S. gymnastics national championship, the rivals who were supposed to challenge him were nowhere to be found.
Waterman named coach
July 29, 2000
Kilmeny Waterman, a former Kansas University assistant women’s tennis coach, has been named the Jayhawks’ head coach.
Kortan survives Sanchez for top prize
July 29, 2000
By Levi Chronister Journal-World Sports Writer As crazy as it sounds, Brian Kortan ‘won’ the Kansas Open on Friday at Alvamar by finishing two strokes behind Casey Harbour.
Golf Briefs
July 29, 2000
Fleisher breaks his own course record of 63
July 29, 2000
Bruce Fleisher leads Dana Quigley by one shot after the opening round of the Long Island Classic.
LPGA may be headed for three majors
July 29, 2000
The final du Maurier Classic will be held Aug. 10-13 at Royal Ottawa.
City Police Blotter
July 29, 2000
NFL Camps
July 29, 2000
Ethanol makers await regulations before raising production
July 29, 2000
A lobbyist for the ethanol industry said he is confident that ethanol is poised for a major boost in popularity.
Springer’ murder suspect surrenders
July 29, 2000
The ex-husband of a woman found dead after their twisted love story aired on “The Jerry Springer Show” this week was in custody Friday, officials said.
3-year-old dies from E. coli
July 29, 2000
A 3-year-old girl who was one of several people sickened from an E. coli bacteria outbreak died Friday, hospital officials said.
Tourist rescued before fall over Niagara Falls
July 29, 2000
A tourist clung to a well-placed rock in the middle of pounding rapids near the brink of Niagara Falls as rescuers teetered across a fallen tree to reach him.
Capitol statue project advances
July 29, 2000
The project to place an American Indian statue atop the dome on the Kansas Capitol is closer to completion. Volunteers Thursday installed about 250 bricks that were imprinted with the names of project donors in the Ad Astra plaza on the Statehouse grounds.
Poll: Bush opens lead on Gore
July 29, 2000
Republican Bush and running mate Dick Cheney led Democrat Gore, 52 percent to 36 percent, in a four-way matchup with the Green Party’s Ralph Nader, who was at 5 percent, and Reform Party hopeful Pat Buchanan, at 4 percent.
Red Sox seek changes in Fenway Park plan
July 29, 2000
Just days after government leaders and the Red Sox reached an agreement on financing for a new ballpark, the team sought changes to the deal Friday to lower its cost.
Gasoline probe yields no definite culprits
July 29, 2000
It “seems unlikely” that stricter federal clean-air rules were what sent Midwestern gas prices soaring this summer as some Republicans in Congress have insisted, the Federal Trade Commission says.
Dalai Lama snubbed for U.N. meeting
July 29, 2000
More than 1,000 religious leaders have been invited to attend a Millennium World Peace Summit at the United Nations next month, but the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist leader, was not asked, for fear of offending China.
U.S., Vietnam set joint study of defoliant
July 29, 2000
Washington and Hanoi have agreed to move ahead on one of the most sensitive issues left from the Vietnam War and start scientific research into the effects of Agent Orange, a chemical defoliant sprayed by the United States in South Vietnam between 1962 and 1971, U.S. diplomats said.
Area organization receives recognition grants
Grant aims to bolster health programs
July 29, 2000
A Kansas Health Foundation grant to the Tonganoxie school district will encourage health and fitness in the Leavenworth County community.
Final report filed regarding ‘Filegate’
July 29, 2000
Neither first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton nor any senior White House official was involved in seeking hundreds of confidential FBI background files about Reagan and Bush administration appointees, according to a report released Friday by a special three-judge panel.
Outage pulls plug on city businesses
July 29, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer A failed transformer led to an 82-minute power outage Friday evening in northwest Lawrence and Lecompton. Nearly 3,000 customers were without power from 8 p.m. to 9:22 p.m., KPL spokesman Mark Schreiber said. A transformer at Baldwin Creek Substation in northwest Lawrence failed, bringing on the outage, he said. The failure was not caused by rain or lightning.
New maps update floodplain changes
July 29, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Few major changes can be found in the new floodplain maps on file in Douglas County and Lawrence city offices. Still, residents and business owners are encouraged by city and county officials to check the maps themselves to find out whether their homes or businesses are in floodplains.
Troopers work 18 accidents on wet and busy KTA stretch
July 29, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer Heavy rains Friday created a busy day for Kansas Highway Patrol troopers working on the Kansas Turnpike between Topeka and Bonner Springs. According to Kansas Turnpike Authority dispatchers, troopers responded to 18 accidents between Topeka and Bonner Springs from 9:25 a.m. to 9:19 p.m. Despite the high volume of accidents, no one was seriously hurt. Fourteen of the 18 accidents were noninjury accidents.
KU researchers win $2.3 million grant
July 29, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer Kansas University researchers have won a $2.3 million federal grant to study possible ways to eliminate greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases are so called because they do not allow heat from the Earth to dissipate into space. Scientists think concentrations of gases, like carbon dioxide, from industry and other sources are being trapped in the atmosphere, causing the Earth’s temperature to rise.
NL Roundup
July 29, 2000
Charlene Dusin
July 29, 2000
Frederick Services
July 29, 2000
AL Roundup
July 29, 2000
Mary McBride
July 29, 2000
Colorado faces difficult schedule
July 29, 2000
Colorado could play itself out of the postseason or into the national title game after the first six games of 2000.
Nesmith arrested on traffic warrant
July 29, 2000
Carl Nesmith, a senior free safety and co-captain on Kansas University’s football team, was arrested by Lawrence police early Friday hours after he appeared at Big 12 media day in Kansas City, Mo. on an outstanding traffic warrant.
Nebraska in familiar territory
July 29, 2000
Nebraska coach Frank Solich knows a lot is expected of his football team this fall. He’s used to it.
Olympic Briefs
July 29, 2000
Court upholds ‘97 conviction of wife abuser
July 29, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the attempted manslaughter conviction of a Douglas County man who doused his ex-wife with gasoline and threatened to set her on fire. Richard Hedges was convicted in 1997 of kidnapping, attempted voluntary manslaughter, attempted aggravated arson and aggravated burglary for the July 1996 incident.
Insurance funds fuel charges in campaign
July 29, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer Richard Rodewald wants voters to hold Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, responsible for the state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services being ordered to give back $2.6 million to a federal health insurance program for low-income children. “She should have prevented that, she’s on that committee,” Rodewald said, referring to Praeger’s role as chairwoman of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee.
Koreas to march together
IOC accepts proposal for opening ceremony
July 29, 2000
Athletes from the two Koreas are set to march together at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Games in a powerful symbol of the divided peninsula’s hopes for reunification.
Duncan eyes 3-year deal
Spurs expected to sign free-agent standout next week
July 29, 2000
Convinced he and David Robinson can lead their team to another NBA championship, Tim Duncan reportedly plans to sign a three-year contract with San Antonio.
Plan makes park more user-friendly
There’s always been a problem at Mary’s Lake’
July 29, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer With bike trails for neighborhood children to reach the fishing pond, an educational trail for nature lovers, and tubes for salamanders and frogs to cross under the new paths, the new Prairie Park master plan offers something for almost everyone. Unless, perhaps, you count the people who liked to park their cars close to Mary’s Lake so they could drink from their beer coolers and throw cans into the trees.
Rekar, Williams lead Tampa over KC, 10-3
July 29, 2000
Tampa Bay defeated Kansas City for the second night in a row. Tampa Bay manager Larry Rothschild didn’t think twice when he decided to allow Bryan Rekar to pitch the ninth inning.
Economy blows past estimates
July 29, 2000
The supercharged U.S. economy did not cool off as expected in the spring but instead grew at an even faster 5.2 percent rate, propelled by strong business investment and government spending, the government reported Friday. Wall Street worried that the stronger-than-expected growth in the gross domestic product the broadest measure of economic health will increase the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates when Fed officials next meet on Aug. 22.
J-W TV supplement expanded, simplified
July 29, 2000
Welcome to TV Week. Starting today, the Lawrence Journal-World is bringing you a new weekly television listings supplement with more pages, more stories, expanded listings and an easier-to-use format.
Reader uses verse to call attention to favorite columns
July 29, 2000
Nutty Prof II’ lacks class
July 29, 2000
Eddie Murphy’s first “The Nutty Professor” was filled with bathroom humor, sexual jokes and cruel insults. Yet despite its juvenile slant, it came off as a magical and charming film.
MTV’s ‘Choose or Lose’ eyes apathy
Tune In
July 29, 2000
On the eve of the Republican convention in Philadelphia, MTV gives viewers “Choose or Lose: Why Care” (9 p.m., Sunday). The show takes a documentary look at the political apathy shared by people 18-24. Apparently only 32 percent of people in that age bracket voted in the 1996 election compared to 65 percent of people over 45.
Engagements
July 29, 2000
Anniversaries
July 29, 2000
Weddings
July 29, 2000
Strawberry has cancer
July 29, 2000
Darryl Strawberry struggling with legal and financial woes says he has a new bout of cancer to battle.
N. Ireland prisoners released
July 29, 2000
Northern Ireland closed one of the darker chapters of its three-decade civil war Friday as 78 killers, bombers and kidnappers from various sectarian paramilitary groups walked out of the notorious Maze prison — marking its effective closure — and said they were committed to the peace process that set them free.
4-H News
July 29, 2000
Scouting news
July 29, 2000
Atlanta’s Anderson may miss exhibition
July 29, 2000
The Atlanta Falcons are in no hurry to get Jamal Anderson back on the field. Not in an exhibition game, anyway.
Military news
July 29, 2000
Club news
July 29, 2000
Parents respond
July 29, 2000
Bush taking over job left by Thomas
July 29, 2000
It’s a delicate line Lew Bush must walk. He is surrounded by friends, fans and teammates of Derrick Thomas who still grieve his loss. Yet, Bush is the one who must step in and take over at strongside linebacker for the popular nine-time All-Pro who died last Feb. 8.
Kansas State prepares for Hawkeyes
July 29, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor K-State’s non-conference schedule got a little bit tougher this year with the addition of Iowa in the Eddie Robinson Classic.
GOP platform uncompromising on abortion
Republican abortion foes insist that they’re the life of the party
July 29, 2000
Beating back mild protests, Republicans moved Friday to adopt a platform that favors a total ban on abortion while failing to acknowledge that some in the party, including George W. Bush, disagree. Abortion foes mustered sizable majorities to crush efforts to strike the platform’s anti-abortion plank, then soundly rejected a call to recognize divergent views on the emotional issue.
Ill-gotten gains
July 29, 2000
Journal-World Editorial In the big scheme of things, is the $70,000 or so that the state would gain from the sale of confiscated guns really worth it? The Kansas Department of Revenue was scheduled to hold a gun sale today to dispose of firearms confiscated by law enforcement officers. The sale was postponed at the last minute because it appeared that the department’s decision not to announce the time or place of the sale conflicted with a state law that requires public notice of such sales. A sale now is planned for September.
Old Home Town
July 29, 2000
Coffee & Kreme check into town
July 29, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor Starbucks coffee is roasting in Lawrence, and Harry Fahrbach can smell, taste and calculate the difference. “I can remember when I was pouring coffee for a nickel a cup,” the retired engineer said Friday, after paying $2.73 for two small cups of Breakfast Blend joe. “It’s just a sign of the times.”
Wrist-relieving device goes national
Lawrence chiropractor draws on college test for invention
July 29, 2000
By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer Carol Bittenbender remembers waking up at night with throbbing pain in her wrist. She had trouble cooking and gardening because carpal tunnel syndrome had weakened her grip to the point that she couldn’t hold utensils and tools anymore. Now a new device called Wristaleve, developed by Lawrence chiropractor James Dray and sold in pharmacies across the country, is making Bittenbender’s life less painful. She straps it to her wrist like a watch and forgets about it.
Business briefcase for Saturday
July 29, 2000
Questions & Answers about young women and breast cancer
July 29, 2000
What factors increase breast cancer risk in younger women? What can I do to decrease my chances of developing breast cancer? Does breast size affect breast cancer risk? Does smoking cause breast cancer?
Firebird set for all-star tilt tonight
July 29, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer City standouts Jake Lawrence of Free State and Tom Murray of Lawrence High will suit up for the East in the Shrine Bowl.
Warner reflects on deal
July 29, 2000
St. Louis quarterback Kurt Warner never imagined he’d secure a deal worth $47 million, plus a $11.5 million signing bonus.
State demands NCAA refunds
July 29, 2000
State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger’s threat to sue the NCAA if it doesn’t pay the state $1.8 million he says is owed prompted a quick promise of payment. Less than an hour after his news conference Friday, the NCAA issued a statement from its Indianapolis headquarters saying it will comply with the law but disputed how much the treasurer said is owed.
School takes up new residence
KU’s School of Education moving to Joseph R. Pearson Hall
July 29, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer Months of planning and preparation culminate Monday as the Kansas University School of Education begins moving from Bailey Hall and the Dole Center to its new home in Joseph R. Pearson Hall. About 235 faculty and staff have packed 10,000 boxes and labeled 4,500 pieces of furniture so 50 movers can begin loading them into four trucks Monday morning.
Bush’s establishment roots
July 29, 2000
By David Shribman The Boston Globe It’s Dick Cheney. For sure. Finally. But in a way, the specific identity of Gov. George W. Bush’s choice as a running mate may not be all that important. Instead, the important thing may be that in the first presidential-level decision Bush was forced to make, he relied heavily upon the advice of people with ties to his family and assembled a field of finalists consisting of members of the Republican establishment.
Bloody protests accompany Peru leader’s inauguration
July 29, 2000
Peruvians furious with the inauguration of Alberto Fujimori as Peru’s president set government buildings ablaze Friday and chanted “the dictatorship will fall!” Tear gas and smoke turned the skies over the capital dark.
Census Bureau discounts alleged counting errors
July 29, 2000
An internal review by the Census Bureau found no evidence of fraud or improper procedures committed by Census staffers in 15 offices around the country that were scrutinized by a House Republican, the head of the agency said Friday.
Russian tycoons hear political pitch
July 29, 2000
President Vladimir Putin reassured edgy business tycoons Friday that he does not intend to revise Russia’s bargain-basement privatizations of the 1990s, in which the businessmen purchased state-owned factories and became dominant players in Russia’s economy.
Coverdell set admirable example
July 29, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The cynics who think Washington is a cesspool of corruption or the high temple of hypocrisy would have a hard time understanding what happened in the United States Senate last Wednesday.
Memories of younger brother help with loss
Pickett Line
July 29, 2000
By Calder Pickett Pickett Line We are down to two. That big family that lived in the little house at 333 E. Oneida, Preston, Idaho, has lost one more, my brother Alan. The big group picture that hangs on the wall of our staircase is getting harder to look at.
Buffalo Soldier reunion stirs participants’ pride, memories
July 29, 2000
The ties that bind these soldiers are not merely the color of skin or regimental colors. It is a storied history of struggles against racism, bigotry and a passion to serve their country like any red-blooded American. For Turl Covington Jr., it was a lifelong ambition to become a Buffalo Soldier. It’s an honor that he relished Thursday during a ceremony at Fort Leavenworth.
N.Y. airport gunman sets off security investigation
July 29, 2000
Security officials at John F. Kennedy Airport had to explain Friday how an armed man got past a checkpoint and onto a plane, where he put a gun to a pilot’s head and began a five-hour standoff.
People, Faces & Things
July 29, 2000
Napster gains reprieve from shutdown
Internet music sharing service still running for now
July 29, 2000
Napster Inc. was granted a stay by a two federal appellate judges Friday, allowing the wildly popular music trading service to remain online — at least temporarily. The service had faced a midnight deadline for shutting down the trading of copyrighted music on its computer servers after a judge sided with the recording industry, which claimed Napster’s sole purpose is to foster an illegal Internet giveaway.
MU shakes up offense after 4-7 season
July 29, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Missouri coach Larry Smith will try a pro-style set for the first time in his career.
Health notes
July 29, 2000
Statins may help curb osteoporosis. Ocean algae can help sunburns.
WNBA Roundup
July 29, 2000
Basketball veterans must bring it on
Chenowith, Gregory, Axtell, Boschee could be difference between good and great
July 29, 2000
Four older guys will determine whether Kansas University has a good, pretty good or great basketball team in 2000-01. Unfortunately, three of KU’s youngest players currently constitute the aorta of the organism when three seniors and a junior should be performing that function.
Long school board meetings may end at last
July 29, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer Austin Turney regrets that top Lawrence school district administrators must sit through hour after hour of school board meetings after a full day at their office. “That hits home with me. I’ve had to do that,” said Turney, Lawrence school board president and former financial officer for the Easton-Redding, Conn., school district.
Tribe deals Sexson for Brewers’ pitchers
Mets acquire Borick from Baltimore
July 29, 2000
Cleveland made three trades Friday, while the Mets and Devil Rays both made two.
Ray Services
July 29, 2000
Fourteen-game schedule took toll on Longhorns
July 29, 2000
The University of Texas football team lost its second game last season and dropped its last three.
Sports Briefs
July 29, 2000
Bush must show convention he’s ‘truly a grown-up’
July 29, 2000
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate How much has American political power shifted from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast since the last time Philadelphia was host to the Republican National Convention (and the Democrats, too) in 1948? More than a great deal.
Daily ticker — Friday’s close
July 29, 2000
Nation Briefs
July 29, 2000
Indianapolis: Ten Commandments monument blocked. Minnesota: Tests incorrectly graded as failures. Miami: Cuban doctors headed to U.S.
Germans search for bomb clues
July 29, 2000
During their last German class together, a group of immigrants from the former Soviet Union discussed Germany’s extreme-right movement. On their way to catch the train home, nine were injured in a bombing, and authorities said Friday they could not rule out anti-Semitism or anti-foreigner sentiment as a motive.
Royals agree to radio deal
July 29, 2000
The Entercom radio group has won the rights to broadcast Kansas City Royals games in a new three-year deal, continuing the company’s relationship with the team.
U.S., N. Korea talks useful, symbolic
July 29, 2000
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met for more than an hour Friday with North Korea’s foreign minister, the highest-level contact ever between the United States and its bitter communist adversary.
State Briefs
July 29, 2000
TOPEKA: Official predicts low turnout Tuesday. HUTCHINSON: Plea entered in scalding case. CONWAY SPRINGS: Head-on collision kills two drivers.
Around & About
July 29, 2000
Female caregivers struggle to find time for exercise
July 29, 2000
Busy caring for others, many middle-age and older women would go off by themselves to exercise — if they only had the energy. The demands of caregiving, a lack of time and feelings of weariness are powerful obstacles to exercise, according to a national telephone survey of 2,912 women ages 40 and older.
Area Briefs
July 29, 2000
Limp Bizkit headlines free K.C. concert. Company sues students for apartment fire. Group sponsors Governors Cup Run.
Clinton eyes moving U.S. embassy in Israel
July 29, 2000
President Clinton said in a strategically timed interview with Israeli television that he is considering moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a course fraught with risky symbolism.
Concorde’s blown tire likely started plane crash
July 29, 2000
A tire blew out as the doomed Air France Concorde roared down the runway, France’s Transport Ministry said Friday, leading to speculation that debris from the blowout may have triggered a fire in one of the plane’s engines.
Hall Of Fame Capsules
July 29, 2000
Sketches of the five new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to be inducted today:
Bush, Cheney begin campaign swing to convention
July 29, 2000
George W. Bush ventured onto President Clinton’s home turf on Friday to begin a six-day march to the GOP convention in Philadelphia. He pledged to restore “the honor and the dignity of the highest office in the land.”
Military plan aims to keep soldiers off food stamps
July 29, 2000
Hoping to turn around an embarrassing problem, the Pentagon proposed Friday giving grocery store debit cards to low-income troops, so they would no longer have to use food stamps.
Grace Bowen
July 29, 2000
Harbour makes history
KU golfer first amateur to win Kansas Open title
July 29, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Journal-World Sports Writer KU’s Casey Harbour came from four shots down to win the Kansas Open.
Living with breast cancer
Stephanie Byram decided she would not be overcome by a fear of dying
July 29, 2000
Cancer has been a persistent intruder in Stephanie Byram’s life. She had just turned 30 in 1993 when she visited the doctor, concerned about a painful, swollen right breast. Each breast was filled with tiny specks called calcifications, which doctors diagnosed as “highly aggressive, highly malignant.” Then came the discovery of cancer cells in her lymph nodes in 1995. Last April, cancer had crept into her lower back and left hip.
Facts about breast cancer in the United States
July 29, 2000
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in the United States. Both its cause and the means for its cure remain undiscovered. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for all women (after lung cancer), and the leading overall cause of death in women between the ages of 40 and 55.
Sixth murder charge filed
July 29, 2000
Prosecutors added a sixth murder charge against a Kansas man already accused of killing five women whose bodies were found last month stuffed in barrels. John Edward Robinson Sr., 56, was charged Friday with the death of a teen-age mother and the disappearance of her infant daughter more than 15 years ago.
Horoscopes
July 29, 2000
Today in History
July 29, 2000
* On July 29, 1958, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which created NASA.
Report sends stocks sliding
July 29, 2000
Technology stocks slid again Friday, hurtling the Nasdaq composite index down 10 percent for the week. The broad market also fell after the government’s gross domestic product figures suggested that inflationary pressures might not be easing after all.
Society Calendar
July 29, 2000