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KU Briefs
June 19, 2000
Environmental hazards to health raise concern
June 19, 2000
Nine in 10 Americans say the government should make it a priority to reduce diseases caused by the environment and would support a national program to track and treat them, a survey finds. The survey released Sunday also found that 90 percent of Americans consider environmental factors such as pollution, waste and chemicals important contributors to disease.
Congressman to try again to get slavery apology
June 19, 2000
Bulging mailbags filled with letters laced with foul language and vitriol arrived at Rep. Tony Hall’s office after he suggested three years ago that Congress apologize to black Americans for 200 years of slavery.
Cuba supporters plot next move
June 19, 2000
Senators wanted to know from the expert on international terrorism if any of the seven countries the United States accuses of exporting terror had improved its record. The answer: Cuba.
Plane crashes during air show
June 19, 2000
A military plane crashed in the woods during an air show Sunday at Willow Grove Naval Air Station. Levent Aydin, a Montgomery County emergency dispatcher, said two people were reported dead, but did not elaborate.
World Briefs
June 19, 2000
County looks to balance 2001 budget
June 19, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer For the next few weeks, Douglas County Commissioners’ main concern will be the 2001 budget. Budget hearings begin at 8:50 a.m. today, resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, and may continue at 9 a.m. Wednesday. They start again at 9 a.m. Monday, June 26. County Administrator Craig Weinaug has said he expects requested budget increases from the various agencies and departments to be between 3 percent and 5 percent.
Summer school enrollment increases
June 19, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer Summer school students at Hillcrest School sprinted to math class. Of course, no textbooks awaited them. The math lessons are conducted in the elementary school’s gym. Bowling, basketball and Frisbee golf have been integrated into the course work to illustrate for children in kindergarten through sixth grade the importance of day-to-day arithmetic.
RU 486 is stuck on the runway
June 19, 2000
It’s been stuck on the tarmac for so long that by now RU 486 sounds like the flight number of a plane taken hostage. And that’s not far from the truth. RU 486, otherwise known as mifepristone, is the drug developed back in the 1980s by a French doctor so women could choose a nonsurgical abortion very privately and very early in pregnancy.
Art accolades
June 19, 2000
Surviving dinosaur
June 19, 2000
Today’s date in History
June 19, 2000
* On June 19, 1934, the Federal Communications Commission was created.
Former Japanese P.M. dies
June 19, 2000
Former Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita, who was forced from office by scandal but remained a top power broker in Japanese politics, died today after a long illness, news reports said.
WNBA Rondup
June 19, 2000
Same tune, new verse
June 19, 2000
How many times have we heard it, and seen proof of it? “No matter what market the mob tries to infiltrate, from the fish market to the stock market, the methods it uses are always the same: violence and the threat of violence.” Not to mention maiming and murder, of course.
Music Man” offers nostalgic, family fun
June 19, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Journal-World Writer Despite cool temperatures and overcast skies, the Baldwin City Theatre’s production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” managed to hold off Mother Nature on Saturday night while also turning in an effort that delighted the crowd.
Gentlemen’ in a league of their own
June 19, 2000
What, or rather, where is Royston Vasey? It’s a macabre little British town forever under eerie gray skies. As you enter, there’s a haunting little sign that reads: “You’ll never leave.” It’s populated by more than 60 oddball characters, created and brilliantly performed by the three comedians who make up “The League of Gentlemen” (9:30 p.m., Comedy Central, TV-14).
Tewell wins SBC crown
June 19, 2000
Doug Tewell had trouble expressing his emotions after winning the SBC Championship.
Bryant not interested in joining U.S. squad
June 19, 2000
Wedding plans and a need for personal time prompted Kobe Bryant to say Sunday that it’s unlikely he’ll play in the Olympics as a replacement for Grant Hill.
Yanks’ pitcher injured in loss
June 19, 2000
The struggling New York Yankees might have more than just a losing streak to worry about.
MLB Briefs
June 19, 2000
NL Roundup
June 19, 2000
Williams’ camp to include wide range of players
June 19, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Bethalto, Ill., will be represented by 12 boys when KU coach Roy Williams’ camp gets under way today. Kansas coach Roy Williams’ basketball camp annually attracts hundreds of males ages 8-19 from locales all over the Midwest.
Lawrence Outlaws split home twinbill
June 19, 2000
The 18-under Lawrence Outlaws bounced back from an 11-3 loss and split a baseball doubleheader with Manhattan on Sunday at Free State Hig
Eagle Bend playing host to junior championship
June 19, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Journal-World Sports Writer Aree Song Wongluekiet of Bradenton, Fla., is the defending champion in the AJGA’s Girls Junior Championship.
Community helped to ease fire recovery
June 19, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer More than two months after a fire destroyed an 80-year-old downtown warehouse, the last business affected by the afternoon blaze is preparing to reopen. The six businesses along the corner of Ninth and Vermont have recovered to varying degrees, but all believe the support of customers and the community have turned a tragedy into a rebirth.
Up-and-coming social service center looking for friends
June 19, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer A year ago, two apartment buildings in the 1400 block of Haskell were a haven for criminal activity and a major concern for workers at the Pelathe Community Resource Center next door. “It was a jungle over there,” said Mark Moseley, Pelathe’s housing director. “There was ‘crack’ (cocaine) coming out of there all the time. All sorts of things were going on.”
Developing nations seek bigger slice of global pie
June 19, 2000
Developing nations pin their economic futures on getting out from under crushing foreign debt, luring investors and boosting trade — goals that ministers and heads of state from 17 nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America are to address at a Cairo summit.
Ethiopia, Eritrea sign agreement to end hostilities
June 19, 2000
Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed Sunday to cease hostilities immediately in their 2-year-old border war that has killed, wounded and displaced multitudes, signaling a new African mission for U.N. peacekeepers.
Census workers stories pile up
June 19, 2000
Knock on one stranger’s door and perhaps get a cordial greeting. Knock on 42 million doors, as U.S. census workers have done this summer, and bank on being berated, embraced, bitten, doused and flashed. Last weekend, one census taker was mauled to death by dogs in Indiana.
Georgia ‘water cops’ enforce lawn order
June 19, 2000
Folks drop their hoses and scramble for their sprinkler valves when they see Reggie Nation driving through the neighborhood. A three-year drought that has parched lawns and crippled crops across the Southeast has turned Nation, a county maintenance worker, into one of the most feared men in Georgia. He and his colleagues are in charge of making sure homeowners obsessed with perfect gardens and lush lawns don’t violate statewide watering bans.
AOL to launch interactive TV service
June 19, 2000
America Online Inc. will launch its much-anticipated interactive television service AOLTV in July, the latest effort to bring e-mail, instant messaging and Web browsing to home TV screens.
N.Y. archbishop installed
June 19, 2000
Serenaded by a choir and surrounded by colorful banners representing the nationalities and counties of his new flock, Edward Michael Egan on Sunday became archbishop of the New York Archdiocese — considered to be the most prominent Catholic post in America.
Ex-sheriff wants back in saddle
June 19, 2000
Four months ago, two judges removed Dave Meneley from office as Shawnee County sheriff, concluding that Meneley had given false testimony and concealed the disappearance of drug evidence. Meneley, who says he’s done nothing wrong, is asking voters to give him the job back and oust his successor, Sheriff Dick Barta.
Jack Irvin Shirk
June 19, 2000
Area trails help hikers stay in stride
Lawrence walkers take advantage of city paths
June 19, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer Kansas may not have rocky mountains, ice-packed glaciers or redwood forests, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of places worth walking in the Sunflower State. “People rag on Kansas all the time about not having places to go,” Neal Harnden, a salesman at Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop, said. “A lot of people just don’t know what it has out there.”
KU, KSU researchers seek profit potential for herbs
June 19, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Kansas farmers soon could make a profit by growing echinacea, commonly called purple coneflowers, that grows wild in ditches, prairies and fields. Researchers at Kansas University and Kansas State University hope to turn that idea into reality. They have applied for individual grant research projects as well as a 5-year, $7.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health to study medicinal herbs.
Business Briefs
June 19, 2000
E-mail may help some people reduce the costs of long-distance communication, but a recent study suggests chats over the phone have a personal touch that e-mail just cannot mimic.
Old Home Town, 25 years ago
June 19, 2000
Old Home Town, 40 years ago
June 19, 2000
Ex-Honeywell workers to be tested for exposure
June 19, 2000
Thousands of former workers at the Honeywell International plant are being asked to take tests to determine if they have been exposed to toxic levels of beryllium dust. The dust can cause chronic beryllium disease, also known as CBD, which eats away lung tissue and causes difficulty breathing.
6News looks back at ‘81 Lawrence twister
June 19, 2000
Democrats avoid futile race in 1st District
June 19, 2000
Democrats don’t have a candidate in the 1st Congressional District, for good reasons. A race against Republican U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran would have been hopeless under all but the most far-fetched scenarios. Geography, history and voter registration all conspire against any Democrat. The only threat to Moran’s re-election is Moran himself. Having decided to seek re-election, only the political equivalent of a biblical catastrophe can prevent him from winning another two-year term.
Drinking laws called ineffective
June 19, 2000
A high percentage of college binge drinkers are white males under the legal drinking age of 21 who find cheap or free alcohol at fraternity parties or local bars, according to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health. “Students today come to college expecting to drink,” said Henry Wechsler, director of Harvard’s College Alcohol Studies Program. “They think that’s what you’re supposed to do in college, and they find plenty of ways to do it.”
N. Korea accuses U.S. of war threat
June 19, 2000
Only days after a summit that engendered fresh hopes for peace with South Korea, North Korea accused the United States on Sunday of increasing the danger of war on the Korean peninsula. The bitter accusations raised concerns in Washington and underscored what is expected to be a key obstacle to rapprochement between communist North Korea and democratic South Korea: the presence of 37,000 U.S. troops in the South, deployed as a deterrent against the North.
Traffic delays for June 19
June 19, 2000
Lawrence City Commission Agenda
June 19, 2000
Lawrence city commissioners will conduct a public hearing to consider adding three properties to the Lawrence Register of Historic Places. The properties were nominated by the Historic Resources Commission. They are: South Park, owned by the city; 905 and 907 R.I., owned by the Social Service League; and 1101 Ohio (known as the Bailey Residence), owned by Kyle and Janet Gerstner.
Haiti’s elections chief runs for his life
June 19, 2000
Haiti’s top election official fled his violence-prone country, fearing for his life after he refused to approve results for last month’s contested legislative and local elections, sources said Sunday.
DOE chief denounces ‘espionage’
June 19, 2000
Rejecting GOP calls he resign over security lapses, Energy Secretary Bill Richardson said Sunday there is no evidence two computer drives with nuclear secrets ever left the Los Alamos lab or that espionage was involved in their disappearance. He suggested panicked scientists may have misplaced the devices, triggering a cover-up.
State makes move into online learning
June 19, 2000
Trijuana Davis is a working mother, raising a teen-age daughter while working part-time at a hamburger shop to make a little extra money to supplement her family’s pizza restaurant. After years of secretarial work, the 44-year-old mother in the rural central Kansas town of Russell decided to do something different with her life.
Drexel set to go wireless
June 19, 2000
Drexel University is poised to become one of the first major universities in the country with a wireless campus. With the aid of a $175 Ethernet adapter, every student will be able to access Drexel’s high-speed network to send e-mail, conduct Internet research, or check class assignments from most buildings, or from outside under a tree. The adapter fits into a laptop computer, providing access to the wireless network.
Senior Center offers computer classes
June 19, 2000
Douglas County Senior Services offers several classes designed to introduce people to computers and basic programs, including Introduction to Computers, Windows, Hooked on the Internet and What to Know When Buying a Computer.
Web Brief
June 19, 2000
The touch-typing help at Typing Pal Online (www.typingpal.com) is pretty simple: A series of brief pointers tell you which fingers should hit which keys, then off you go to a test that gauges how well you type gibberish combinations of those letters.
Companies using drivers to tout their products
June 19, 2000
The advertising industry’s latest vehicles may soon be passing you on Main Street and parking outside your neighbor’s house at night. Several California-based companies are paying drivers to wrap their personal cars in ads touting products like ice cream, juice bars and Internet services.
Miller hopes to shoot better at Staples
June 19, 2000
Reggie Miller is the focal point of Indiana’s offense, but the guard shot 8-of-32 in the first two games at Los Angeles. With dark wraparound sunglasses and a floppy hat pulled over his eyes, Reggie Miller seemed better suited for a California vacation Sunday than Game Six of the NBA Finals.
Woods runs away with title
June 19, 2000
Tiger Woods’ 15-stroke victory in the U.S. Open was the largest ever in a major championship. Tiger Woods’ last challenge came from history. And like everything else for him at this U.S. Open, it was no contest.
Online advisers narrow focus
Web sites targeting specific groups of investors
June 19, 2000
When radio producer Alan Amberg wants a stock market update, market commentary or advice on retirement, he bypasses the plethora of big-name financial Web sites and heads for gfn.com, the Gay Financial Network. For Amberg and other gay investors, it’s a matter of comfort, and relevance.
City Police Blotter
June 19, 2000
New legislation aims to tout farming opportunities in Kansas
June 19, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Douglas County farmers Dan and Lynn Nagengast broke into the business 13 years ago and haven’t stopped looking for new crops and new ways to make agriculture profitable. Two years ago, they started a tomato canning and now salsa cooperative at the Treehouse Berry Farm in Eudora. The nonprofit Kansas Rural Center, where Dan serves as executive director, was behind the startup.
St. Francis to take over foster care
June 19, 2000
The St. Francis Academy is preparing to take over the state’s foster-care contract for 52 counties in western and central Kansas next month. The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services awarded a one-year contract to St. Francis in March, with a three-year renewal option. The contract previously was awarded to United Methodist Youthville, which is working with St. Francis and SRS to help ease the transition of services to foster families and children.
V.P. pick can only hurt nominee
June 19, 2000
This August in Los Angeles, when Vice President Al Gore accepts the Democratic presidential nomination, it will mean that in seven of the last nine presidential elections, one or both of the major party nominees will have previously served as vice president. So the choice of a vice presidential running mate can be of critical future career importance to the individual who is chosen.
Horoscopes
June 19, 2000
What’s New
June 19, 2000
It’s tough trying to keep up with every new computer peripheral or gadget that comes out, each promising to be faster, smaller and easier to use than the last. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. Here are some eye-catching devices to liven up your computer.
Bar game is a fine tonic
June 19, 2000
For it is written: Be a rotten person in this life and you will be punished in your next life by having to serve as a bartender. Which might sound silly to anyone who hasn’t tended bar, but understated to anyone who has.
Old Home Town, 100 years ago
June 19, 2000
AL Roundup
June 19, 2000
A’s annihilate KC, 21-3
June 19, 2000
Oakland hit 11 home runs and outscored the Royals, 39-11, in a three-game sweep that dropped the Royals a game under .500. After the beating Oakland administered to Kansas City, the Athletics actually felt sorry for the Royals.
Rockne memorial poignant
June 19, 2000
by Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor On a bluestem, alfalfa and milkweed sprinkled hill about 10 miles south of Cottonwood Falls stands perhaps the best known and least accessible memorial in all of Kansas.
Learning new tricks
People over fifty are taking to technology in droves
June 19, 2000
Seventeen-year-old Brad Hackleman’s mom drops him off at the Ventura County, Calif., home of Tom and Retha Pugh, both 77. Armed with his laptop, Hackleman smiles at the Pughs, revealing a mouthful of braces. Inside, teacher and students sit down in front of a new computer next to an old-fashioned roll-top desk. The lesson starts.
Rank films a cultural symptom
June 19, 2000
In physics, a “unified field theory” purports to explain all fundamental relationships between elementary particles. With summer, and more “gross-out” movies, arriving, it is time for a unified field theory of contemporary vulgarity.
Issues still pending as Palestine makes transition
June 19, 2000
Coming home has transformed the Palestine Liberation Organization. Once an inept, faction-ridden exile guerrilla group fighting Israel with terror, the PLO is today an inept, faction-ridden local administration fighting Israel with guile. Guile goes further for Yasser Arafat & Co.
People, Faces & Things
June 19, 2000
Don’t wait to pay off credit cards
Personal Finance
June 19, 2000
Tiger’s charisma wonderful
June 19, 2000
The people velcroed themselves to Tiger Woods from the beginning, stumbling after him with the cluttered frenzy of carpenter ants, stretching the gallery ropes, flooding into adjacent fairways, peering through periscopes and squinting into binoculars. They perched on stepladders, on dads’ shoulders, on bridges and fences and tree branches.
Gift needn’t be new to be graciously given and received
June 19, 2000
KU Briefs
June 19, 2000