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Roy Williams’ statement on Guthridge
June 30, 2000
The following is a statement from Roy Williams about the retirement of Bill Guthridge as North Carolina head basketball coach.
Reports of affair could taint Medicare drugs bill
June 30, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News When they noisly embarked on their crusade to impeach Bill Clinton, it was inevitable Republicans would be burned by their own sexual scandals.
Ford wins bid to purchase S. Korean carmaker
June 30, 2000
Ford Motor Co. won a bidding contest Thursday to become the sole negotiating partner of debt-ridden Daewoo Motors Co., giving the American automaker a chance to expand its foothold in Asia’s fast-growing market.
Williams asks for fan patience as he ponders decision
June 30, 2000
(Updated 9:15 p.m. Friday) By Doug Tucker AP Sports Writer Should he stay at his beloved Kansas or return to his beloved North Carolina? Facing the biggest decision of his professional life, Roy Williams is pleading for patience as two of the nation’s premier basketball programs and their legions of fans await word from the winningest coach of the ‘90s.
Thelma Stone
June 30, 2000
Clippers pull off impressive draft day
June 30, 2000
To the still-dazzled millions who think the Los Angeles Clippers finally got their arms around so much young talent that even they can’t screw up, here are two words:
Stevenson involved in fight
June 30, 2000
DeShawn Stevenson got into a brawl at a gym shortly after the high school star was drafted in the first round by the Utah Jazz.
Elian return to Cuba low-key for now
June 30, 2000
Gone were the massive crowds that had rallied during the official “Return Elian” campaign.
Ruling places abortion laws in peril
June 30, 2000
Some abortion foes acknowledge their states’ bans on “partial-birth” abortion are doomed by a new Supreme Court ruling. But others vow to fight for some type of restriction that would survive legal challenge.
Guthridge to step down
North Carolina coach says he lacks energy to continue
June 30, 2000
Bill Guthridge compiled an 80-28 record in three seasons as coach of the Tar Heels. Guthridge, who led North Carolina to two Final Four appearances in his three seasons as coach of the Tar Heels, will announce his retirement at a news conference today, the Associated Press has learned.
Grease’ is the word for youth theater
June 30, 2000
By Jan Biles Journal-World Features-Arts Editor The Summer Youth Theatre kids rarely disappoint their audiences, and “Grease!” is no exception. The energetic show opened Thursday night to a packed house at the Lawrence Arts Center, and received a standing ovation and plenty of hoots and yollers from the audience.
GOP senators push through patients’ rights bill
June 30, 2000
The Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday night for limited new patient protections, including a restricted right to sue HMOs, overriding Democratic protests that the plan was an election-year sham.
Southern Baptist split? Texas moderates consider leaving
June 30, 2000
The Southern Baptist Convention’s largest state unit may sever ties with the denomination — a move that would dramatically drain membership and financial support.
Clothes don’t make the Christian
Church dress codes loosen as mercury rises
June 30, 2000
By Jim Baker Journal-World Writer Casual attire’s become the norm in summer worship services, pastors say, but leave those tube tops and short shorts in the closet. Summertime is here, and as the heat and humidity become stifling, the first thing to fall by the wayside in churches is formal dress. Rather than putting on their Sunday best, more and more Lawrence worshippers don shorts, summer dresses, casual pants, short-sleeve knit shirts and sandals.
Christian group aims to bring races together
June 30, 2000
Findings show only 10 percent of the nation’s churches are integrated or interracial.
Nelson glad to be back at LHS
Having a ball
June 30, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer Keith Nelson never imagined life without soccer. “I’ve always known what I wanted to do and that’s play soccer and be a soccer coach,” the new Lawrence High boys and girls soccer coach said Wednesday.
NL Roundup
June 30, 2000
AL Roundup
June 30, 2000
Airlines form site to sell cheaper tickets
June 30, 2000
An estimated 3.5 million airline seats go unfilled each week, and Hotwire.com wants to offer them for sale at fixed prices.
Canada ranked best, Sierra Leone worst in quality of life list
June 30, 2000
Human and individual rights are tallied along with economic and political conditions to establish the United Nations ranking.
Census count in Douglas County likely to top 100,000
June 30, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer Douglas County organizations are supporting the U.S. Census Bureau because a count greater than 100,000 could signal more government aid for the county.
Anti-drug program falls to budget ax
June 30, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said he had to drop DARE this coming school year. He said he needs the deputies in other areas and doesn’t have the money to hire more.
Jarrett claims pole in Pepsi 400
June 30, 2000
Dale Jarrett got a jump on his quest for a third straight victory at Daytona and a piece of history Thursday night, winning the pole position for the Pepsi 400.
New contractors taking over state adoption cases
June 30, 2000
By Dave Ranney Journal-World Writer DCCCA will take over family preservation services for the entire state, while The Shelter will share in an adoption contract for several northeast Kansas counties.
Tax-cut proposals are plentiful
June 30, 2000
By Froma Harrop Providence Journal You have to wonder whether politicians aren’t getting paid by the tax-cut proposal. New estimates that the budget surplus will reach $4 trillion over the decade will only encourage them to crank up production. Our leaders could opt for a simple across-the-board tax cut. But then they would lose the opportunity to do favors for narrow constituencies.
Parents: Family should come first
June 30, 2000
By Dr. James Dobson What has been your greatest challenge as a father? What did you learn from it?
Religion Briefs
June 30, 2000
Altman staying at Creighton
June 30, 2000
Creighton coach Dana Altman has withdrawn his name from consideration for the head coaching vacancy at Miami.
Program puts teens on path to college
June 30, 2000
Students in the program, which is in its first year at Haskell, are learning how to make a smooth transition from high school to college.
Family reflects on whether infant survived
June 30, 2000
The infant, whose disappearence being investigated with a group of bodies found in barrels, would be a teen-ager now and some reports say she is living with an adoptive family.
Testaments Pork ban was not unique to Jews
June 30, 2000
It turns out that Judaism’s ban on pork wasn’t unique.
Yankees deal for Cleveland’s Justice
June 30, 2000
In an effort to boost their struggling team, the Yankees traded outfielder Ricky Ledee and two players to be named to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday for David Justice.
People
June 30, 2000
Trade ends talks for Cubs’ Sosa
June 30, 2000
The New York Yankees’ pursuit of Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa ended Thursday night when the Yankees traded for Cleveland outfielder David Justice, according to Sosa’s agent.
Government database keeps disciplined doctors’ records
June 30, 2000
In a database kept secret from patients, the government has recorded the names of nearly 500 doctors and dentists across the country who have been slapped with at least 10 disciplinary actions and malpractice payments over the last decade.
Nation briefs - FTC takes bite out of shark product ads
June 30, 2000
French town prepares for McDonald’s trial
June 30, 2000
The raid on McDonald’s turned farmers’ activist Jose Bove into an instant folk hero.
New state laws touch on crime, pastries
June 30, 2000
Many states focused on the day-to-day: on education, health care, taxes and crime.
Some HMOs dropping Medicare
June 30, 2000
At least 711,000 elderly and disabled Americans would be jettisoned by HMOs planning to close their doors to Medicare beneficiaries next year, an industry group says.
Nation briefs
June 30, 2000
Abortion ruling a travesty
June 30, 2000
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group It probably was inevitable that partial-birth abortion would become, as it did some while ago, a sacrament in the Church of “Choice.” That sect’s theology cannot risk conceding that what is killed in an abortion ever possesses more moral significance than a tumor. Hence it cannot concede that society’s sensibilities should be lacerated by, or that its respect for life might be damaged by, any method of abortion.
Crime Stoppers fugitive surrenders
June 30, 2000
Roy Williams statement
June 30, 2000
The following is a statement issued Friday by Roy Williams in response to reports that he will be the next head basketball coach at North Carolina::
Rocker gives Mets more than they want
June 30, 2000
John Rocker pitched a perfect eighth inning in Atlanta’s 6-4 win over the Mets. New York Mets fans had been waiting for this moment long before opening day. They even began calling for John Rocker while he was merely sitting in the bullpen.
Horoscopes
June 30, 2000
KU football player agrees to diversion
June 30, 2000
Kansas University football player Algie Atkinson signed a diversion agreement with Douglas County prosecutors on Thursday.
List of ‘failures’ may give courage to other geniuses
June 30, 2000
Ann Landers Dear Ann: I read the letter from “A Mom from New Hyde Park, N.Y.,” who told of the unlikely jobs held by Albert Einstein, Philip Glass and Charles Ives. I am enclosing “The Failure List,” which has been distributed to players for many years by former basketball coaches Don Meyer and David Lipscomb. I hope you will print it in your column. It could give hope to readers who lack confidence. Alex in Horton, Ala.
MLB Briefs
June 30, 2000
Wilderness experiment
June 30, 2000
Day campers at Lawrence’s Hidden Valley Girl Scout Camp, along with camp co-director Jill Baringer, left, wade into the middle of a stream to do a chemical assessment using a kit and instructions provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Ex-KU player faces charges
June 30, 2000
Reports show slowing economy
June 30, 2000
Three more pieces of economic data released Thursday suggested that U.S. economic growth is slowing and that the nation’s extremely tight labor markets, a keen concern of Federal Reserve officials, may be loosening up a bit.
Developer close to selling half of mall empire
June 30, 2000
J-W Staff and Wire Reports Cleveland developer Richard Jacobs is close to an agreement to sell half his shopping mall empire to a Tennessee real estate investment trust for as much as $2 billion, sources said.
Business briefcase for Friday
June 30, 2000
Dodge City junior college appoints new president
June 30, 2000
Richard K. Burke, an interim president at Dodge City Community College, has been awarded the job on a permanent basis.
Police investigate strangulation
June 30, 2000
State budget picture starts to look better, Graves said
June 30, 2000
The governor said revenues for this fiscal year may surpass initial estimates.
Jayhawk salaries don’t match ‘Cats
June 30, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Hopscotching the Kansas University summer sports scene while wondering if Eric Chenowith will go in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft. “
Indonesia ferry sinks; hundreds feared dead
June 30, 2000
Hundreds of refugees fleeing bloody religious fighting were feared drowned Thursday after their overloaded ship sank without a trace in the stormy waters of eastern Indonesia.
Injured Sampras expected to play today
June 30, 2000
Apparently it will take more than a “mysterious” leg injury to prevent Pete Sampras from pursuing his seventh Wimbledon title.
China experts urge Clinton reject missile defense shield
June 30, 2000
Forty-five U.S. experts on China have written to President Clinton urging him to delay his decision on building a national missile defense. They argue that a “precipitous decision” would increase tensions and lead China to accelerate the modernization of its relatively small nuclear arsenal.
Nuclear waste site threatened by wildfires
June 30, 2000
It is the second blaze in two months to threaten a U.S. nuclear weapons installation.
Campaign financing restrictions OK’d
McCain calls legislation ‘a first step’ toward reforming political system
June 30, 2000
Legislation uncovering donors to secret groups heads to Clinton
Teens injured in one-car accident
June 30, 2000
Three Leavenworth County teen-agers were injured Wednesday night when their convertible entered a ditch and overturned.
Lawyer says client wasn’t trying to kill
June 30, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer The attempted murder case should go to jurors today.
Marguerite Harmon
June 30, 2000
Lawrence Bus Co. asks FTA to look at complaint
June 30, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer The owner of the Lawrence Bus Co. said he will ask for federal review of his complaint about the bidding process for city bus service.
KDHE cautions travelers about shigellosis in KC metro area
June 30, 2000
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is warning travelers in the Kansas City metro area about an outbreak of shigellosis.
Chemical seen to cut fat intake
June 30, 2000
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University have produced a substance that rapidly shuts down appetite in mice, leading to a loss of as much as 30 percent in total body weight within a week, with no apparent toxic side effects in the short term.
Residents say squatters still squatting
June 30, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer In April, the city evicted a small group of squatters living north of the river. One teepee still remains, although city officials maintain the camp has been vacated.
Governor says board member should resign
June 30, 2000
A State Board of Education member who registered to vote in Montana earlier this year “should have resigned months ago,” Gov. Bill Graves said Thursday.
Trucker’s kindness saves cat
June 30, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Journal-World Writer Nearly killed by high-speed traffic, Highway, a plucky three-legged cat, survived with help from a soft-hearted truck driver.
High court keeps river suit afloat
June 30, 2000
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit in which Kansas accuses Nebraska of using too much water from the Republican River basin.
Distraught dad holds Disneyland hostages
June 30, 2000
Man holding worker, boy hostage at Disney World hotel
Royals topple Indians
June 30, 2000
Chad Durbin pitched Kansas City to a 6-1 victory over Cleveland. Chad Durbin gained his revenge. In May when the 22-year-old rookie faced Cleveland’s power-laden lineup, he lasted just 11/3 innings and the Indians routed Kansas City, 16-0.
Old Home Town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago
June 30, 2000
The missile ‘shield of dreams’
June 30, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group What a time this missile-shield dream has been having lately.
History dolts
June 30, 2000
Journal-World Editorial How bad will we let it get before we alter our shocking trend toward educational disaster? Just when one is inclined to be encouraged about the educational levels of our young people, we encounter reports like a recent one by the Center for Survey Research and Analysis at Connecticut University.
FAA to inspect maintenance records of major airlines
June 30, 2000
The airline safety agency was auditing Alaska Airlines maintenance logs after a crash that killed 8 people.
Ex-German chancellor denies bribes
June 30, 2000
In long-awaited testimony on allegations he sold government favors, former Chancellor Helmut Kohl attacked his accusers Thursday and condemned their parliamentary investigation as a politically motivated smear campaign “to drag 16 good, successful years for Germany through the garbage.”
World Briefs - Family reunions, spy exchange set
June 30, 2000
Bald eagle still on endangered list
June 30, 2000
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not ready to remove the American bald eagle from the endangered species list in time for the Fourth of July after all.
Cat’s cause
June 30, 2000
Thank you so very much for the great coverage you gave our KC Midwest Cat show last weekend!
Meningitis alert given to colleges
June 30, 2000
The infection of the central nervous system causes inflammation of the spinal cord or brain and can spread rapidly.
Declaration copy sells for $7.4 million
June 30, 2000
New commerce secretary named
June 30, 2000
Iraq claims civilians die in U.S. raids
June 30, 2000
U.S. and British warplanes bombed sites in southern Iraq on Thursday, killing one person and injuring another, the official Iraqi News Agency said.
Tobacco companies unity goes up in smoke
June 30, 2000
The split in a once-united front on smoking and health has widened with testimony from the last of five tobacco executives whose companies are fighting punitive damages in a landmark smokers’ lawsuit.
Fire guts carousel shop
June 30, 2000
Smoke from the fire killed about a fourth of a group of reptiles that were part of a tourist attraction.
Graves foresees changes on BOE
June 30, 2000
Gov. Bill Graves is confident enough that change is coming to the State Board of Education that he doesn’t feel the need to help critics of the board’s decision to de-emphasize evolution in science testing standards.
Speculation revolves around KU’s Williams
June 30, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Roy Williams definitely can have the North Carolina basketball job now if he wants it, sources said Thursday night.
Global icon Armstrong vows he’s still focused
June 30, 2000
Winning the Tour de France after beating cancer made Lance Armstrong a global star. But fame, he says, hasn’t spoiled his appetite for victory or his desire to make a statement.
Fri Tune
June 30, 2000
One of the hundreds of things I love about “The Simpsons,” the greatest TV show of all time, is the fact that Marge’s bitter sister, Patty Bouvier, is obsessed with the old show “MacGyver.” For years, “The Simpsons” was the only show where characters actually liked television, watched television and talked about the shows they loved. And Patty Bouvier couldn’t even think of “MacGyver” star Richard Dean Anderson without snorting with desire.
TitleIX defended
June 30, 2000
A Supreme Court appeal by male athletes challenging Illinois State University’s elimination of its men’s wrestling and soccer teams to help equalize opportunities for both genders failed Thursday.
Lazier leading IRL points race despite having so-so year
June 30, 2000
Despite a victory, two second-place finishes and a lead for much of this season in the IRL points race, Buddy Lazier isn’t having a great year.
Teens troubled at Wimbledon
Stevenson complains of racisim, hazing on tour
June 30, 2000
Alexandra Stevenson and Jelena Dokic, teens who blithely made brilliant Wimbledon debuts a year ago, are embroiled in uglier issues this year.
Boeing lands $4.5 billion order
June 30, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor Boeing Co.’s $4.5 billion deal also means big business for some area companies. Southwest Airlines is buying 94 new 737-700 jetliners from Boeing Co. for an estimated $4.5 billion, and has options for another 196 during the next 12 years. The deal announced Thursday is good news not only for Boeing — which makes the airplane’s fuselages in Wichita — but Ottawa-based Air Technologies Inc. as well. “It should be a nice increase for us,” said Wayne McGrew, national sales and marketing manager for ATI, which provides air filters for Boeing’s painting operations. “It means more business. It gives us a golden opportunity to continue to work with them.”
Daily ticker - Thursday’s close
June 30, 2000
Keep business here
June 30, 2000
The city of Lawrence has the opportunity to award a multi-million dollar contract to a local business which has provided cost-effective transportation services to area residents for many years.
Williams to discuss coaching job with North Carolina
June 30, 2000
By DOUG TUCKER AP Sports Writer Kansas Jayhawk fans always knew this could happen. Sources told The Associated Press Friday that Roy Williams, the winningest basketball coach in the decade of the ‘90s and the fastest in history to win 300 games, was headed back to his alma mater, North Carolina, following Bill Guthridge’s resignation.
Guthridge retires as North Carolina coach
June 30, 2000
(Updated at 2:22 p.m.) By Elizabeth A. Davis Associated Press Writer North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge retired Friday after three years as Dean Smith’s successor, a move that opens one of the most prestigious jobs in college sports. Guthridge spent 31 seasons as an assistant to Smith, the winningest coach in college basketball history.
Guthridge retires, Williams denies he’s accepted job
June 30, 2000
(Updated at 3:14 p.m. Friday) Elizabeth A. Davis Associated Press Writer North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge retired Friday after three years as Dean Smith’s successor, a move that opens one of the most prestigious jobs in college sports. Kansas coach Roy Williams, a former North Carolina assistant under Smith, will succeed Guthridge, a source close to the university told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Williams said in a statement Friday he has agreed to talk to North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour, but it is “completely false” that he has accepted the job.