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When will a woman be elected?
June 26, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Features Syndicate The Mattel Corporation introduced a “President Barbie” doll this spring. The actress Glenn Close played a tough and convincing vice president to Harrison Ford’s president in the movie “Air Force One.” And a grown-up Lisa Simpson recently starred as “Madam President” in an episode of “The Simpsons” while her brother, Bart, was stuck in a supporting role as the perpetual cut-up.
TV’s survival of the ratings
Manipulated lives more thrilling than real life
June 26, 2000
By Ellen Goodman Boston Globe It isn’t the barbecued rat feast that got to me, although I am grateful to the all-purpose food critic who declared, “It tastes like chicken.” Thanks for the tip. Nor am I hooked by the suspense of finding out who gets booted off the island each Wednesday. It doesn’t take a psych major or a video editor to make a good guess about who’ll get voted out of the tribe next.
Today in History
June 26, 2000
On June 26, 1900, a commission that included Dr. Walter Reed began the fight against yellow fever.
Mob violence seems to be the rule
June 26, 2000
By Leonard Pitts Miami Herald My hometown basketball team won the championship last Monday. L.A.’s Lakers topped Indiana’s Pacers, claiming the trophy in a fizzy shower of confetti and champagne. I confess that when the buzzer sounded, I acted a total fool. Cranked Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.” so loud it must have registered on the Richter scale.
Hazel N. Pottorf
June 26, 2000
Flood threats wash town off the map
June 26, 2000
Residents of Churchs Ferry, N.D., are moving to higher ground to escape the rising waters of Devils Lake.
California housing money misses the target
June 26, 2000
Millions of dollars in housing money is being spent on other projects in some California towns.
Philip Morris to acquire Nabisco for almost $15 billion
June 26, 2000
The cigarette maker will purchase the food company formerly associated with tobacco rival R.J. Reynolds.
Confusion on Reno
June 26, 2000
City Police Blotter
June 26, 2000
War crimes suspect sent to tribunal
June 26, 2000
British peacekeepers arrested a leading Serb war crimes suspect and flew him Sunday to the Netherlands to stand trial on charges of massacring Muslim and Croat prisoners during the Bosnian war.
Fertility treatment for women advances
June 26, 2000
A new procedure could aid women whose ovaries have been removed.
Wauneta Perry-Hamilton
June 26, 2000
Kansas wheat harvest wrapping up
June 26, 2000
The wheat harvest in Kansas is finished in all but the northernmost and western sections of the state, the Kansas Department of Human Resources reported. It’s been an unusual year, on in which the cutting got started earlier than normal and is on track to be completed by the end of June for one of the first times in recent memory.
Hostel investigators searching for suspect
June 26, 2000
Police in Childers, Australia, are trying to find a man who was recently evicted from a hostel that burned last week.
Japan’s ruling coalition retains narrow majority
June 26, 2000
Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori’s ruling coalition suffered painful losses in Japan’s lower house election Sunday, holding onto power but dropping enough seats to weaken its ability to guide the nation.
Report: Spies love nuclear scientists
June 26, 2000
U.S. nuclear scientists traveling abroad have reported being targeted by foreign agents who tried to obtain secrets by bugging hotel rooms, rifling briefcases and computers, or offering sexual favors, a congressional investigator says.
Parents are not accessing v-chips
June 26, 2000
Parents are not making wide use of readily available technology that can restrict what they consider objectionable television shows or Internet sites from being viewed by their children, a study finds.
Prices through the roof
New homeowners should examine potential costs
June 26, 2000
Summer is the time of year when house-hunting blooms. Before you target neighborhoods and walk through potential “next” homes, it’s a good time to consider possible surprise costs. Example: Ann Goad says her family’s big surprise expense after moving into their Evansville, Ind., home last year was landscaping.
Korea marks war’s 50th anniversary
June 26, 2000
Several hundred American veterans returned to South Korea this week to receive honors and hopefully find closure to bitter memories of the Korean War.
Rural health care suffers under Medicare cuts
June 26, 2000
Despite a $16 billion shot in the arm from Congress last year, the prognosis remains bleak for home health providers still staggering from Medicare cuts in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. In the nearly three years since President Clinton signed the law, nearly a quarter of home health agencies have closed their doors. Rural areas are hardest hit: Missouri has lost at least 103 providers, a decline of nearly 30 percent. And the shutdown of 68 Kansas agencies translates to a drop of more than 25 percent.
Former catcher Tillman dies at age of 63
June 26, 2000
Bob Tillman, a catcher who played in the major leagues in the 1960s with the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves, has died at 63.
WNBA Roundup
June 26, 2000
Rhein survives with 13-10 win
June 26, 2000
The Rhein Fire, despite trailing most of the game, won their second World Bowl title in three with a last-gasp scoring drive. Pepe Pearson’s 1-yard touchdown with 1:12 left gave the Fire a 13-10 win over the Scottish Claymores.
Gonzalez not in lineup, but not traded
June 26, 2000
The Detroit Tigers are staying in town for another day, and Juan Gonzalez could be, too. Gonzalez, who may soon be dealt to the New York Yankees, wasn’t in the lineup and didn’t play Sunday.
Cards’ Tatis eyes return
June 26, 2000
Third baseman Fernando Tatis, on the disabled list since April 29 with a torn groin, is closer to rejoining the St. Louis Cardinals.
MLB Briefs
June 26, 2000
U.S. Women dump Costa Rica, 8-0
June 26, 2000
Raiders fall in final
June 26, 2000
Wichita popped Lawrence, 10-4, in the Al Ice Memorial Tournament final. If emotions translated wins to smiles and losses to tears, the obvious guess would be that Lawrence’s Raiders never made it to the championship game of the Al Ice Memorial baseball tournament.
Instant message programs miss mark
June 26, 2000
I’m a novice computer user and there’s a lot that I don’t know. Anyway, I was wondering if you’ve encountered the problems that I’ve had trying to send instant messages to people who have different Internet servers than I do. A friend told me that Yahoo! has one that’s free, and I downloaded it, but I still haven’t been able to send any messages to my friends who have other servers.
Books help take pain out of privacy, preparing for ‘I do’
June 26, 2000
“Going to the chapel, and we’re gonna get married.” Marriage has always been big business. Now, with the proliferation of wedding sites on the Internet, it’s even bigger business. “Wedding watchdogs” Denise and Alan Fields step smoothly into the gap with “Cyberbride.”
TV museum launches new programming on the Web
June 26, 2000
With the click of your mouse, you see and hear Julia Child exclaim how she encourages people “just to have a good time in the kitchen.” Ted Danson sums up for you the work-and-play climate of his beloved sitcom “Cheers”: “Anyone who showed any vulnerability, we would leap on them like a pack of wolves.”
Justice Department, Microsoft bare all
June 26, 2000
A federal judge has ordered Microsoft Corp. to split into two companies for throwing its weight around in the software and Internet business. But don’t go thinking that’s the end of the story. Bill Gates has vowed to fight on. Here are some related sites.
Beach inspires lang’s new CD
June 26, 2000
It’s no coincidence that the first new k.d. lang album in three years came the week that summer started. Few albums have been so sun-drenched and summer-soaked as her bright new album. A move from her Western Canadian hinterlands to the California shoreline has imbued her outlook and aim.
Farmers find home page on the range
June 26, 2000
When farmer Mike Newberry returns from the fields, he sometimes plows through Web pages for information that could increase his productivity and profits. Newberry, a cotton and peanut grower in the southwestern Georgia town of Arlington, can find declassified spy satellite photographs of his fields. He can check commodity prices and weather forecasts. He also can read about the benefits of various types of fertilizers and seeds.
Old Home Town, 40 years ago
June 26, 2000
Mary F. Puckett
June 26, 2000
Ralph L. Ensminger
June 26, 2000
Lousiana Street study on table
Lawrence City Comission
June 26, 2000
Lawrence city commission will receive the updated traffic calming study for Louisiana Street between 17th and 31st streets. Wilson and Company Alternate Street Design, P.A., recommends the study be adopted and continuously updated.
World Briefs
June 26, 2000
People, Faces & Things
June 26, 2000
Gordon captures Save Mart 350
June 26, 2000
The three-time Winston Cup champion extended his road course winning streak to six consecutive races on Sunday when he decisively won the Save Mart Kragen 350 on the twists and turns of Sears Point Raceway.
Summit studies globalization’s failures
June 26, 2000
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the world must curb the bad effects of globalization.
Nader hopes Green Party is ticket to White House
June 26, 2000
Green Party members see Ralph Nader’s nomination for president as their ticket into mainstream politics.
Mexican candidates hit below the belt
June 26, 2000
Masculinity has arisen as an issue in Mexico’s presidential race.
Arafat raises statehood hopes
June 26, 2000
The Palestinian leader says statehood could be declared within weeks.
Poles bestow honor on Albright
June 26, 2000
Gdansk, the city where Polish democracy was reborn, honored the U.S. Secretary of State with a university doctorate.
Protection from firm’s warranties
June 26, 2000
Although they are not required by law, written warranties come with most major purchases. If a warranty is provided, federal law requires that it be made available so you can read it before you buy. These tips can help you secure adequate protections.
Davenport attracts fans at Wimbledon
June 26, 2000
Lindsay Davenport, the No. 2 seed at Wimbledon, has gained a fan following with three Grand Slam titles. It’s a busy night at a neighborhood Indian restaurant, and waiter Sadek Salam says such celebrities as Andre Agassi, Martina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport are frequent customers during Wimbledon.
Tyson turns attention to Lewis for next bout
June 26, 2000
Fresh off a quick knockout of Lou Savarese, Mike Tyson set his sights on current heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
Playoff pays off for Inkster
June 26, 2000
Juli Inkster survived Stefania Croce in two playoff holes to become the first player in 16 years to defend the LPGA Championship. When Inkster tapped in for par on her 20th hole to end an exhausting, gut-wrenching afternoon, she whipped her putter over her head, wrapped up her 10-year-old daughter in her arms and whispered to Hayley, “I’m getting too old for this.”
Resurrection’ has spirit, stereotypes
June 26, 2000
Sprawling intergenerational sagas have not been doing that well in primetime of late. Remember “Trinity” on NBC? Didn’t think so. “Resurrection Blvd.” presents the Santiagos, an East Los Angeles family with a long tradition of boxing.
Sports hooligans
June 26, 2000
Journal-World editorial Anymore, it is not a question of whether a community will suffer damage after some sports team’s triumph, but how soon and how much. Last week, basketball’s Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Indiana Pacers for the NBA championship, and it wasn’t long before fans in the area of the Lakers arena were rioting, looting and destroying and burning various items, including motor vehicles. It has happened in far too many locations, including Chicago where the basketball Bulls were so successful for so many years.
Report on Pearl Harbor to go to highest bidder
June 26, 2000
Sotheby’s will auction a Teletype report of the Pearl Harbor attack, claimed by some to be the first news report of the event.
Jefferson County hospital on the road to recovery
June 26, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer For the first time in four years, the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in Winchester is on the financial upswing. “I’ve been on the board for four years, and it hasn’t been much fun until recently,” said Joye Huston, who took over in January as acting Chief Executive Officer. “We are getting in the mode instead of reacting and worrying about paying the water bill to looking at what can we do to take services back to the community.”
FBI is opening some files on Peltier
Law enforcement reports to be available on Web site
June 26, 2000
As supporters of Leonard Peltier gather to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the shootout at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the FBI is opening some of its files in the case against Peltier, an American Indian man convicted of killing two agents on the reservation. He denies killing the men.
GOP Senate nomination may hinge on pensions
June 26, 2000
Once a week, a small group gathers around a piano in the senior citizens’ center downtown, to sing old standards and hymns like “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.” One visitor is Max Shoemaker. After lunch, with some prodding, the retired postal worker talks about politics and issues surrounding the state pension system.
The formerly ‘populist’ Democrats
June 26, 2000
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Honest, you could look it up in the history books. There was a real time, not that long ago, when the leadership of the national Democratic Party could strike terror into the haughty hearts of the Powerful and Privileged.
Business Bits
June 26, 2000
Overlooking the Kaw
River’s friends joining forces against polluters
June 26, 2000
By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer As he paddles the Kansas River, canoeist Mike Calwell doesn’t mind facing obstacles such as floating sticks, trees and quirky currents. But because the river is so dirty, he must avoid drinking or falling in its water. And that impediment to his river trips angers him.
Ann Landers
June 26, 2000
Ruiz scores perfect mark, qualifies for Olympics
June 26, 2000
High atop the platform, Mark Ruiz grinned at the applause and cheers. Then the smile disappeared and Ruiz somersaulted and twisted 31/2 times on his way into the water. He was perfect.
Horoscopes
June 26, 2000
NL Roundup
June 26, 2000
AL Roundup
June 26, 2000
Kansas pursuing prep guard in Oregon
June 26, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Arizona’s men’s basketball team has received a verbal commitment from Salim Stoudamire, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard from Lake Oswego (Ore.) High. The Wildcats would like to snag another Oregonian Aaron Miles to fill its future backcourt.
Game BLASTS! into fun category
Compubug
June 26, 2000
Male adolescence is never cured, it only goes into remission. And if you’d like yours to experience a resurgence, consider Evolva, a shoot’em-up for PCs from Interplay Entertainment, of Irvine, Calif.
Area Briefs
June 26, 2000
Making meat safe
We have a job of education to do’
June 26, 2000
The burgers grilling recently on a patio near the Johnson County Community College’s Library smelled as mouthwatering as those cooked in your neighbor’s back yard. But these were different burgers. With these patties, every step was taken to ensure they were safe to eat, starting at the slaughter plant. As the beef in the patties was processed at the packers, it was subjected to steam pasteurization and irradiation to kill any harmful bacteria.
Gay pride flaunted in parades across U.S.
June 26, 2000
New York’s parade commemorates a 1969 uprising credited with sparking the modern gay rights movement. Parades also were held in San Francisco, Chicago and Atlanta.
Navy resumes exercises on Vieques
June 26, 2000
The thud of military shelling returned to Vieques Island on Sunday as the U.S. Navy began training even as protesters vowed to invade the range to stop the largest exercise since a fatal accident prompted a yearlong occupation of its range.
Zimbabwe parties both predict win
June 26, 2000
The first results from the highly contested election are expected today.
Nearly forgotten cemetery remembered
County’s help sought in upkeep of burial grounds
June 26, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer A Lecompton woman has saved nearly 4,000 obituaries, some dating back to 1854, in an effort to keep pieces of history alive. After researching one side of her family tree, Iona Spencer, who is active in genealogy and Lecompton history, also set about trying to restore a small, nearly forgotten cemetery in 1997.
Trapped in the Web
Adults must protect children from unsavory cyberspace
June 26, 2000
By Jim Baker Journal-World Writer When children call up a Web search engine such as Google, they’re often only a click or two away from sites that could spell trouble. They can stumble onto pornographic sites that would shock a sailor, chilling hate group home pages or even cyberstalkers posing as other children in chat rooms. That’s where adults come into play, in the form of parents, teachers and even local librarians. All of them can serve as important guides or gatekeepers in the online world.
What’s New
June 26, 2000
Continuing the phenomenal success of Pokemon, Nintendo announced it will introduce a new Nintendo 64 unit called Pikachu Nintendo 64 in July in Japan. The system will launch in North America later this year; exact pricing and launch date are to be determined. To date, Nintendo has sold more than 65 million Pokemon video games, making it one of the most popular character franchises in gaming history.
Old Home Town, 25 years ago
June 26, 2000
Old Home Town, 100 years ago
June 26, 2000
A’s deny KC rally
June 26, 2000
Oakland claimed its 10th victory in 11 games with a 4-3 win over Kansas City. The Oakland Athletics, who have built a major league best 17-4 record in June thanks to an explosive offense, turned to pitching on Sunday to win their eighth consecutive series.