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Hayes reprises his jazzy pop classic
June 22, 2000
By David Hinckley New York Daily News It’s impossible to think of the original 1971 “Shaft” without seeing the image of Isaac Hayes, rising above everything with the dark glasses, the gold chains and that mighty horn.
Fed chair rips deposit insurance hike
June 22, 2000
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and the Clinton administration voiced opposition Wednesday to a proposal to double the limit on bank deposit insurance to $200,000. Such a step would give “increased subsidies to upper-income individuals,” Greenspan said.
Business Briefcase
June 22, 2000
H&R Block announces leadership shakeup
June 22, 2000
Henry W. Bloch, a co-founder of tax preparation giant H&R Block Inc., will retire in September as chairman of the board of the directors, the company announced Wednesday.
Legislators OK interim study panels
June 22, 2000
Legislative leaders on Wednesday created five committees to study various issues, including seat belt use and underage drinking.
Ethics probe settled
June 22, 2000
A man who once held two jobs in state government will pay a $500 fine to end an ethics case involving allegations that his stays in an upscale New York City hotel were improper.
Court can’t overrule prayer
June 22, 2000
By Cal Thomas Los Angeles Times Syndicate For more than 50 years, since a 1947 case called “Everson,” the Supreme Court has been getting it wrong on religion. In that long-ago case, the Court ruled that what the federal government was prohibited from doing establishing a national church the states also could not do
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today.
June 22, 2000
Retiree complaints
June 22, 2000
Lied Center loss
June 22, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Energy and innovation marked the tenure of Jackie Davis as director of the Lied Center of Kansas.
Regents urged not to forget liberal arts
June 22, 2000
By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer Legislators and the Kansas Board of Regents praised one another Wednesday morning at a joint meeting of the board and the Legislative Educational Planning Committee at the state Capitol.
Derby student appeals flag case to high court
June 22, 2000
Attorneys for a boy who was suspended after he drew a Confederate flag in math class have appealed the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
School administrator resigns after one year
June 22, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer Lawrence public school administrator Jim Freeman will leave the district after one year for a job in Elgin, Ill.
Program honors GED graduates
Students celebrate high school equivalency diplomas
June 22, 2000
By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer A Wednesday evening graduation ceremony at Free State High School honored 120 Lawrence area residents who earned graduate equivalency diplomas.
Cote Services
June 22, 2000
Landlords respond to peephole suits
June 22, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer The Lawrence landlords accused of drilling peepholes in their tenants’ apartments say somebody else was responsible.
Law Enforcement Report
June 22, 2000
Equal rates get Graves’ approval
June 22, 2000
The Topeka mayor says she doesn’t think rates can be equalized without raising those in her city and others that were once served by KPL.
Woman’s body found in river
June 22, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer Authorities are trying to identify the body of a woman pulled from the Kansas River.
Researchers identify potential tuberculosis drug
June 22, 2000
An experimental drug shows promise in fighting tuberculosis at a time when TB is becoming increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics, especially in poor countries, researchers said Wednesday.
L.A. celbrates title
June 22, 2000
Where stores were looted and police cars burned two days earlier, a quarter-million Los Angeles Lakers fans hailed the new NBA champions Wednesday in an adoring sea of purple and gold.
Fugitive sentenced to 3 years
June 22, 2000
Fugitive U.S. financier Martin Frankel, accused of stealing millions from insurers, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in jail for tax evasion and using false passports during four months on the lam.
Swift Leaving LSU for shot at NBA
June 22, 2000
Stromile Swift knew what to do once he started hearing how highly NBA teams regard him. The LSU forward announced Wednesday he will skip his last two years of college and make himself available for next week’s draft.
WNBA Roundup
June 22, 2000
Mets’ Ordonez out for season
June 22, 2000
Rey Ordonez, their three-time Gold Glove-winning shortstop, is out for the season because his broken left forearm is not healing properly.
Kennedy friend places him at scene
June 22, 2000
Witnesses say Michael Skakel admitted involvement in the slaying of his neighbor Martha Moxley.
Reprieved prisoner put to death
June 22, 2000
A man who killed a bailiff in a courtroom shooting and thought he was Jesus Christ was executed by injection Wednesday, one day after he received a reprieve while strapped to the gurney in the death chamber.
MLB Briefs
June 22, 2000
Thai businesswoman agrees to plead guilty
June 22, 2000
Pauline Kanchanalak admitted attempting to buy access to the president through illegal campaign contributions.
Mars possibly had recent liquid water
June 22, 2000
Water may have flowed on the surface of the red planet, a new study finds.
Sewage causes beach exodus
June 22, 2000
The Atlantic Ocean looked crystal clear Wednesday and everyone agreed it should have been a perfect day to plunge in: sunny and around 90 degrees.
Probe started at Los Alamos
June 22, 2000
A grand jury has been convened to look into the two-month disappearance of nuclear secrets at the Los Alamos weapons laboratory as the FBI focuses on “a handful” of scientists, Energy Secretary Bill Richardson said Wednesday.
Patrols’ ticket-writing speeds up
June 22, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer Douglas County is on pace to double the number of traffic cases from 1999.
Clinton, NRA exchange fire
New federal report takes aim at corrupt gun dealers
June 22, 2000
Large numbers of firearms are illegally distributed by corrupt gun dealers and at gun shows, according to a government report that also found that a quarter of traffickers are convicted felons.
Art adds characters to downtown
Sculptures take form as grasshoppers, throne
June 22, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer With the help of the city’s parks and forestry and maintenance departments, organizers set up nine sculptures downtown.
City cool to KDOT’s terms
City officials seek a new bypass, but shy away from new maintenance obligations.
June 22, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Lawrence officials say they want the state highway department to build a new $40 million bypass linking Kansas Highway 10 to U.S. Highway 24-40, including a new bridge across the Kansas River.
Bryant proved critics wrong
June 22, 2000
Few NBA fans could have predicted the impact Kobe Bryant would have on the NBA when he made the jump from preps to pros. Four years ago, Kobe Bryant was just graduating from Lower Merion (Pa.) High. A month earlier, sunglasses perched on his shaved head, he had declared that he would be “taking my talents to the NBA.”
Exhibit gives insight into acquiring of art
Museum looks at curators’ decisions
June 22, 2000
By Jan Biles Journal-World Features-Arts Editor How does a museum decide what artworks to acquire?
Movie’s hapless hens are something to crow about
June 22, 2000
Imagine a tale of danger, courage, resourcefulness, faith, redemption and thrilling escape from certain death.
Elian case leaves mark on disputes
June 22, 2000
The high-profile Elian Gonzalez case has focused attention on international custody conflicts. Some say it also has complicated them.
Families file suit in EgyptAir crash
June 22, 2000
The families of EgyptAir Flight 990’s crew sued the airplane’s manufacturer and parts makers Wednesday, claiming mechanical malfunctions and not a pilot’s suicide doomed the airplane.
Peace walkers enjoy Lawrence
Good vibes help trekkers find what they’re looking for
June 22, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer Peace, love and good vibes from the mayor make for a worthwhile stop for a group of cross-country trekkers.
Europe opposes Sprint merger
June 22, 2000
Merger uncertainty sent shares of Sprint Corp. down 1.9 percent Wednesday. WorldCom dropped 3.3 percent.
Endangered rhino at Kansas City Zoo expected to give birth this summer
June 22, 2000
The rhinoceros is one of only a few hundred left in the world.
Mother convicted of leaving baby
June 22, 2000
A young woman who admitted she abandoned her newborn in a neighbor’s snowy back yard and kept the secret for more than three years was convicted Wednesday of involuntary manslaughter.
Insurers acknowledge racist pricing
$206 million settlement is the first of its kind
June 22, 2000
American General Life and Accident Insurance Co. settled a lawsuit that affects 9.1 million policies.
Heavy-metal band getting greedy
June 22, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Journal-World Writer Metallica has taken a stand against Napster, but what’s the band’s motive?
Lawrence artist’s paintings reflect her life’s surroundings
June 22, 2000
By Jan Biles Journal-World Features-Arts Editor When Wheatfield’s opens its door, Elaine Matt’s paintings will be on the walls.
Writer’s obsession kicks in
McGinness follows journey of soccer team
June 22, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer A soccer club from a drab mountain town of 5,000 rises through the ranks of the professional leagues.
Choirs set for joint-performance
Japanese and American voices combine
June 22, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Journal-World Writer The Lawrence Civic Choir will sing with members of the Hiratsuka Civic Choir at the Lied Center.
Brockovich praises her parents
June 22, 2000
The celebrity says she thinking about writing a book and hosting a talk show
Paperback capsules
June 22, 2000
Poison still makes its rock part pop
Rikki Rocket talks about the band’s legacy
June 22, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Journal-World Writer The legendary glam rockers are promoting their new album, “Power to the People.”
Grease’ returns to the ‘50s
June 22, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Journal-World Writer A classic American musical features a nostalgic look at the 1950s.
Band’s guitarist attacks Sub Pop
June 22, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Journal-World Writer The Seattle-based band’s outlook is on the “Rise.”
Video clips
June 22, 2000
Criticism of Putin mounts early, often
June 22, 2000
The Russian president is already under fire by critics vying for political attention for alleged political “blunders.”
Mass-killing probe items handed over
June 22, 2000
The Pentagon has given South Korean investigators photos and interviews related to an alleged Korean War atrocity.
Anti-sweatshop universities to demand factory locations
June 22, 2000
Kansas University is among the colleges asking for the location of factories that make school-related items.
Clinton awards Medals of Honor to Asian-American war heroes
June 22, 2000
All but two of the 22 veterans were members of the 100th Infantry Battalion or 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
People, Faces, & Things
June 22, 2000
Erstad, Angels rob KC
June 22, 2000
Anaheim outfielder Darin Erstad robbed Jermaine Dye of a three-run homer in the ninth inning of the Angels’ 3-1 victory over the Royals.
Wilkens to coach Raptors
June 22, 2000
Lenny Wilkens never stopped smiling Wednesday as he ticked off the reasons why, at 62, the winningest coach in NBA history was coming to a Canadian franchise that recently seemed in disarray.
Father reminds: It’s not an inheritance until after he dies
June 22, 2000
The face of America’s future
June 22, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group There it was again, on Monday’s front pages: the face of America’s future.
Cord blood promising for cancer treatment
June 22, 2000
A study shows umbilical cord blood transplants are as good as bone marrow.
Carey shares the highs and lows
June 22, 2000
Two of television’s double-threats team up when Drew Carey joins Ben Stein on the season premiere of “Turn Ben Stein On” (9:30 p.m., Comedy Central). Stein hosts this thoughtful talk show as well as the nightly game show, “Win Ben Stein’s Money,” airing this evening (9 p.m., TV-PG).
Maine sets campaign finance pace
June 22, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group To this capital city, cynical beyond measure about the possibility of cleaning up the corrupt system of campaign financing, came a trio of candidates who not only claim to have found a better way but are demonstrating that it works.
Commission Briefs
June 22, 2000
Prior Balkan wars come back to haunt Milosevic
June 22, 2000
Prosecutors say the Yugoslav president, already indicted for war crimes in Kosovo, is not getting a deal and might face more charges.
North Korea pledges missile moratorium
June 22, 2000
The move is in the wake of a historic summit last week between South Korean President Kim Dae-jung and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who pledged to renounce hostilities.
Mexican candidates race to seduce votes
June 22, 2000
Some Mexican politicians seemingly will stop at nothing to win votes.
Rocker looking forward to riding subway
June 22, 2000
New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said he hopes John Rocker reconsiders his idea to ride the subway. Riders on the No. 7 train Wednesday offered a bit of advice to loudmouth lefty John Rocker, who intends to ride the subway next week: Watch the closing doors, John. Watch ‘em ve-r-r-r-y carefully
League names its ‘dirty five’
June 22, 2000
An environmental group targets politicians with poor environmental records.
Bush blames Clinton, supports oil price probe
June 22, 2000
Bush, a former oilman, said the “main reason” gasoline prices are up is the administration’s inability to spur the OPEC to increase crude oil production.
House bars government-municipality gun pact
June 22, 2000
The House’s action curbs the federal pact with Smith & Wesson.
Earnhardt fools ‘en all
June 22, 2000
Dale Earnhardt was supposed to be getting old, mellowing out, becoming an elder statesman of stock car racing.
Shaft’ fashion: Can you dig it?
June 22, 2000
It’s all about leather when it comes to New York City fashion.
Video allows players to pick perfect fight
June 22, 2000
With the exception of its graphics, the game is top-notch.
Gore’s war room is ‘The Kitchen’
June 22, 2000
The vice president opts for a more down-home campaign headquarters name.
Commission agrees to loan for improvements in business park
June 22, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Commissioners agree to wait until later this year to renegotiate a 1986 agreement with Douglas County Development Inc. regarding its development of East Hills Business Park.
Daily Ticker
June 22, 2000
Satisfaction low on state’s recovery from KPERS suits
June 22, 2000
Sen. Dave Kerr, however, acknowledged that the lawsuits brought by the state over failed investments produced benefits beyond recouped dollars.
Animal cruelty case says something about prejudice
June 22, 2000
By Leonard Pitts Miami Herald Have you heard the one about the guy who beat his dog to death because he thought it was gay? It’s not a joke.
Heat is on Bush, board to halt execution
June 22, 2000
Gary Graham was convicted of murder on the strength of one individual’s testimony.
Runs don’t come easily at Ice event
June 22, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Journal-World Sports Writer Both the Raiders and Outlaws will play twice today and Friday and once on Saturday in the Al Ice Memorial tournament.
Wizards tie Burn, 0-0
June 22, 2000
Twin sisters still leading at Eagle Bend
June 22, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Journal-World Sports Writer Naree Song Wongluekiet has a one-shot lead over sister Aree heading into the final round of the AJGA Girls Junior Tournament.
A proud movement
New Dawn Native Dancers going to New York
June 22, 2000
By Jan Biles Journal-World Features-Arts Editor A Lawrence teen-ager has been selected as the head boy dancer for a New York powwow. Fifteen-year-old Eric Hicks has been dancing with the New Dawn Native Dancers for about two years. In early July, he and a group of the Lawrence dancers will travel to a powwow at Onondaga Lake near Syracuse, N.Y., where Hicks will serve as the head boy dancer. “It’s pretty cool,” said Hicks, who will be a sophomore at Lawrence High School next fall. “I’m a little nervous.”
Tax breaks await city review
API Foils Inc. looking to expand
June 22, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor Tax abatements are an essential part of attracting new businesses and encouraging existing ones to expand, Mayor Jim Henry said Wednesday.
Horoscopes
June 22, 2000
Calendar
June 22, 2000
Movies
June 22, 2000
Arts notes
June 22, 2000
Weird news
June 22, 2000
Top movies
June 22, 2000
Jukebox
June 22, 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.