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Bowersock area rich in Lawrence history
September 7, 2000
September focus: Cheese classifications
September 7, 2000
Governor to make Japan trade mission
Asian nation is state’s biggest trading partner
September 7, 2000
A matter of protocol is sending Gov. Bill Graves overseas for a week. But when the state’s largest international trading partner and millions of dollars of exports are involved, protocol becomes important, the governor said Wednesday.
County Commission Briefs
September 7, 2000
Commissioners OK tax foreclosure sale County department applies for FEMA grant Commissioners extend burn ban again
Kansas State announces lecture speakers
September 7, 2000
Printing firm receives expansion approval
Meseraull Printing to add on 4,300 square feet at plant at 31st and Louisiana
September 7, 2000
By Joy Ludwig The Meseraull Printing Co. Inc. plant won the county’s blessing to expand but not without some worry about who will pay for the extension of city services to the plant when it ultimately is annexed into Lawrence.
Late senator’s life, work honored
September 7, 2000
Colleagues praised the late Sen. Janice Hardenburger on Wednesday as a diligent and savvy legislator and a woman who brought dignity to politics. But more importantly for them, they remembered Hardenburger as a loyal friend and someone who was devoted to her family.
Caretaker charged in drug case
September 7, 2000
A caretaker who took two disabled men on an unauthorized trip to a park that led to their heat-related deaths has been arrested on a drug charge.
Taste of Lawrence draws 1,700
Crowd turns out to sample fare from 29 local eateries
September 7, 2000
By Amber Stuever Plates were topped, smells were savory, and bellies were full Wednesday at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s fall mixer, the Taste of Lawrence.
KCK home invasion indictments handed up
September 7, 2000
A federal grand jury indicted two men Wednesday in connection with a home invasion and standoff with police in suburban Kansas City, Mo. Jason Alcorn, 26, and Lawrence D. Riley, 35, both of Kansas City, Kan., were both charged with kidnapping, carjacking and three weapons offenses related to the Aug. 30-31 standoff in Gladstone, Mo.
Kip Pittman
September 7, 2000
Josephine Garcia
September 7, 2000
Grace Thornton
September 7, 2000
Cordelia Howard
September 7, 2000
Chavez Services
September 7, 2000
Burke Services
September 7, 2000
Lawrence Briefs
September 7, 2000
Dog’s death prompts heat warning
September 7, 2000
By Joel Mathis Midge Grinstead knows all about the dog days of summer. The executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society says her organization took 80 calls during August about animals not getting proper water and shade.
Robbery trial of ex-KU player postponed
September 7, 2000
By Joel Mathis The hearing for a former Kansas University football player accused of masterminding the robbery of a small-time drug dealer ground to a halt Wednesday when two witnesses opted to consult attorneys.
Final moments of Gulf Air flight show likely pilot disorientation
September 7, 2000
Investigators have concluded the captain of Gulf Air Flight 72, which crashed into the Persian Gulf on Aug. 25 with a loss of 143 lives, guided the plane to its final dive into shallow waters just short of Bahrain’s international airport.
Riotous mob kills U.N. workers in West Timor
September 7, 2000
Thousands of armed militiamen and their supporters rampaged through a U.N. office in West Timor, killing at least three workers and burning their bodies. The brutal attack brought new pressure against Indonesia’s president as he gathered with world leaders at the United Nations.
College Football Picks
September 7, 2000
Cornhuskers next hurdle for Irish
Notre Dame faces Big 12 Conference foe for second straight week
September 7, 2000
Notre Dame took a small step last week. Now it’s time to take a bigger one back to national prominence. The 23rd-ranked Fighting Irish play host to No. 1 Nebraska on Saturday before a sellout crowd of 80,232 at Notre Dame Stadium.
Tire snafu threatens Ford’s lucrative SUV market
September 7, 2000
From the beginning, the Explorer has been a winner for Ford. Introduced March 15, 1990, as a 1991 model, the Explorer quickly became one of the most popular sport-utility vehicles sold and a cash cow for the Ford Motor Co.
Ford, Firestone executives apologize
September 7, 2000
The chief executive of Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. apologized to highly critical members of Congress Wednesday for his company’s role in the 135 deaths linked to Firestone tire failures worldwide. But Firestone officials continued to cite the driving habits of motorists for many of the problems that led to the recall of 6.5 million tires.
Gore outlines economic plan
10-point proposal includes national ‘rainy-day’ fund
September 7, 2000
Democrat Al Gore on Wednesday offered the nation a dose of “simple common sense” that he promised would ensure balanced federal budgets through the next decade. “Unlike the promises made on the other side, we will not be running deficits or endangering America’s prosperity,” he said, detailing plans for a $300 billion “rainy-day” fund.
Six seniors highlight Lion volleyball roster
September 7, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High volleyball players were the ultimate survivors. The Lions have practiced nearly four weeks in the school’s sweltering gym. In fact, LHS abandoned its afternoon practice late last week for a couple of “cooler” 5:30 a.m. sessions.
Firebirds top tourney
September 7, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High hit the daily double during the Firebird Invitational girls golf tournament Wednesday at Eagle Bend. FSHS senior Lauren Phlegar was the individual medalist after carding a 2-over-par 38 in the nine-hole event, sparking the Firebirds to a team title.
Buddy ball just won’t work
Northwestern president made mistake by hiring his friend, Carmody
September 7, 2000
Northwestern President Henry S. Bienen is obviously brilliant. He wrote “Power, Economics and Security: The United States and Japan in Focus” and of course, “Tanzania: Party Transformation and Economic Development.” He has worked in Africa and Russia and lectured in Asia and Europe.
Agassi pulls out of Olympics
Defending gold medalist cites concern for mother, sister
September 7, 2000
Defending gold medalist Andre Agassi pulled out of the Sydney Olympics on Wednesday because of concern for his mother and sister, who are fighting breast cancer.
Royals rally past Yankees in ninth
Royals 3, Yankees 2
September 7, 2000
The New York Yankees gave Mariano Rivera the night off and it cost them. Carlos Febles doubled home the tying run off Mike Stanton and scored on Johnny Damon’s fourth single of the night as the Kansas City Royals rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Yankees, 3-2, Wednesday night
Kansas blanks WSU
Jayhawks improve to 4-0 with 15-1, 15-12, 16-14 victory
September 7, 2000
By Gary Bedore Nobody knew how Kansas University’s volleyball team would react to the loss of its two all-time kill leaders. So far, so good. The Jayhawks are off to a 4-0 start, despite the departures of Amanda Reves and Mary Beth Albrecht, Nos. 1 and 2 in the Kansas record books.
Pills urged for asthmatic kids
September 7, 2000
Doctors treating children for severe asthma attacks should stick with standard steroid pills and not switch to inhaled steroids, a study found. Steroid pills, such as prednisone, are safe when given for short doses.
Flu vaccine makers behind on production
September 7, 2000
Health officials are hoping this year’s influenza vaccine will not be too little too late. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that the vaccine supply will be distributed later than usual and may run short.
Montana firefighters head home
Worst of wildfires appears to have passed
September 7, 2000
Firefighters are leaving Montana by the planeload as officials begin demobilizing from the worst fire season in decades. At least 300 firefighters have returned to their homes in the southeastern and southwestern United States, and more were expected to head to other fires across the country by the end of the week.
Wal-Mart loses home invasion lawsuit
September 7, 2000
A former Wal-Mart worker whose home was raided by company employees and police two years ago won $1.65 million after claiming the company wrongly accused him of theft. Wal-Mart promised to appeal the award by the jury, which found the retailing giant liable for defamation and invasion of privacy.
Colombia drug production up
September 7, 2000
With the new $1.3 billion U.S. counternarcotics program for Colombia still in the planning stages, coca production there continues to “skyrocket,” and no significant reductions are expected until 2002, administration officials said Wednesday.
Doctor admits to murders
Poisoning patients and co-workers leads to prison term
September 7, 2000
A former doctor suspected in a string of poisoning deaths on two continents pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing three patients in a Long Island hospital and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
WWII memorial design, site criticized
September 7, 2000
Arguing that a proposed World War II memorial would have “serious and unresolved adverse effects” on the character of the National Mall, a key historical preservation group has urged Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt to reconsider the structure’s current design.
TV wedding a far cry from earlier fiasco
September 7, 2000
Everything was in place for the perfect wedding: the rings, the flowers, the cake, the tickets to the honeymoon and about 6 million television viewers.
History’s largest gathering of leaders has full plate
September 7, 2000
The world laid out its hopes for the third millennium Wednesday at an extraordinary convocation of leaders great and obscure, with President Clinton pleading for help in bringing peace to the Middle East before it is too late.
Violent students not easy to identify
FBI report finds some common traits, offers advice to officials
September 7, 2000
After two years spent studying 18 school shootings, FBI agents Wednesday sought to make one thing perfectly clear: “At this time, there is no research that has identified traits and characteristics that can reliably distinguish school shooters from other students,” they reported. “Many students appear to have traits and characteristics similar to those observed in students who were involved in school shootings.”
KU eyes prize of top 25
It may take 20 years and $1 billion, but chancellor is determined to succeed
September 7, 2000
By Erwin Seba Chancellor Robert Hemenway on Wednesday unveiled a $1 billion plan to place Kansas University among the top 25 universities in the country within 20 years. In a speech Wednesday afternoon to about 350 people at the annual faculty/staff convocation, Hemenway said reaching that goal would require increased funding from federal, state and private sources.
Fire closes Farmland
September 7, 2000
By Mike Belt Another investigation is being conducted today at Farmland Industries’ trouble-plagued Lawrence fertilizer plant after a fire injured two men Wednesday. A spark ignited hydrogen gas escaping from a release valve, which caused the fire, plant manager Dick Lind said.
Briefly
September 7, 2000
Arson suspected in fire at Sunrise Garden Center New child care center plans dedication Saturday New signs ordered for K-10 Methamphetamine charges lodged against camper
County employee spins on merry-go-wrong
Maintenance worker ordered to put junked playground castle in scrap heap
September 7, 2000
By Joy Ludwig A piece of discarded playground equipment is no safer in a county employee’s back yard than in a county park. So it’s off to the scrap heap again for a climbing castle. The castle had been in the back yard of county maintenance worker Doug Miller for about three months. A supervisor had given Miller permission to take the castle from Broken Arrow Park when county crews were removing equipment deemed unsafe.
A little music
September 7, 2000
Want to carry your favorite music discreetly in your pocket or small bag? McDonald’s and Tiger Electronics are coming out with Tiger HitClips, a tiny music system that plays single music samples from a micro-sized clip about the size of a postage stamp, via an earplug.
Chrysler hopes students jump into Jeep
September 7, 2000
Adventurous outdoor styles are among the “in” looks for back-to-school fashion for students this fall. Blazing the trail with its first-ever fall apparel offerings is a name linked with outdoors through off-road vehicles and SUVs Jeep.
Fashion statements
September 7, 2000
Young people wearing Britney Spears name-brand merchandise were three times more likely to go to summer school than teens wearing Limp Bizkit merchandise. And 74 percent of teens wearing Calvin Klein clothing consider themselves to be overweight versus 22 percent of teens wearing all other logo clothing, a survey by the iSwag.com corporate-branding Web site reports.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
September 7, 2000
KU image
September 7, 2000
Doctor’s orders: cross train
September 7, 2000
A group of pediatricians has just written a report that is really important for every youth who plays sports. And parents, too. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ message, once you get past all the doctor-talk such as “apophysitis” and “osteochondritis dissecans,” is pretty simple: Children under 13 or 14 years old should not play the same sport year-round.
Research ‘rights’
September 7, 2000
Vouchers still separate Democrats
September 7, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The issue of school vouchers is perhaps the only major issue separating Vice President Al Gore and his running mate, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn. Lieberman emphasizes educational reform and funding, and supports extra funding for charter schools.
Students of the gridiron
Youth league is an introduction to football
September 7, 2000
By Jim Baker It was hot, but thankfully not nearly as scorching as it had been earlier in the day. Still, it didn’t take long for the players on the Hurricanes team to start sweating, panting for breath and looking longingly toward the sea of blue and red water jugs at the field’s edge.
Eye on history
September 7, 2000
Journal-World Editorial President Clinton should be careful not to take ill-advised actions to try to solidify his place in history.
Business Briefcase
September 7, 2000
Citigroup to buy Associates Productivity speeds ahead Techs drop, oil heats up Payless ShoeSource moving into Central America
Chenowith has rough, productive summer
September 7, 2000
By Gary Bedore This, by far, has been the toughest summer of Eric Chenowith’s life. One of his best buddies former Villa Park (Calif.) High classmate Ryan Ferguson suffered a hemorrhage and died on June 25.
Tribe still pondering Lawrence casino
September 7, 2000
By Mark Fagan A petition drive is moving. The lieutenant governor is charging. But when it comes to building a casino at the northeastern edge of Lawrence, Dee Ketchum hasn’t even put on his game face yet.
Dream’ to reality
Office park is developer’s $40 million vision
September 7, 2000
By Mark Fagan Phil DiVilbiss is ready to toss a $40 million roll of the dice, certain he can’t lose. DiVilbiss and his partner, Matthew Buchmann, are betting that their Wakarusa Corporate Centre office park will pay off once the first building opens next summer in southwest Lawrence.
Artist chronicles stories of rural life
Resident writes about Michigan experiences
September 7, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Jack Ozegovic’s new book is a hilariously upbeat look at a potentially bitter subject.
Digital actors vying for ‘A-List’
Will high-tech characters take over big screens? Unlikely, experts say
September 7, 2000
When Angelina Jolie was cast as Lara Croft in the movie version of “Tomb Raider,” most gamers applauded the choice; Jolie, they say, has the look and the attitude to convincingly play the star of the popular video game. A handful of fans, however, were nonplused Lara Croft is a sex symbol in her own right and one of the most downloaded faces on the Internet. Why couldn’t she play herself?
Hot Lips stars in musical comedy
Loretta Swit to perform in ‘Song of Singapore’
September 7, 2000
Emmy Award-winner Loretta Swit will star as Rose in the musical comedy “Song of Singapore” beginning today at New Theatre Restaurant, 9229 Foster.
Saying the right thing means not trying too hard
September 7, 2000
Buss it, your children have already hipped you to words like “flossin’ ” and “big pimpin’.” But don’t get too fly, baby boomers, most of their lingo is off limits to you. Be clear, there’s nothing worse than an old school cat acting like a brand new playa.
Quintet overcomes tragedy
Dillinger’s vocalist talks about car accident, touring, Napster
September 7, 2000
By Geoff Harkness The Dillinger Escape Plan is a band that doesn’t mind spending six months in a van, touring and playing tiny venues. “It’s definitely fun,” said Dillinger vocalist Dimitri Minakakis during a recent interview. “Sometimes it gets to be a pain, but that’s like anything else. Bottom line is it’s really fun. Once we get cooking, we don’t want to stop. Honestly, it’s easy for all of us. We all have our jobs and
Midwest Express to add KC hub
September 7, 2000
Midwest Express Airlines will make Kansas City International Airport its third hub. Midwest Express has long planned to open another hub in addition to those at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport and at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Neb.
Daily Tikcer
September 7, 2000
Top movies
September 7, 2000
Davenport sends Serena packing
September 7, 2000
Serena Williams fractured her racket on the court as her game fell apart, and Lindsay Davenport emerged from the shadows as a forgotten former champion to earn a berth in the U.S. Open semifinals.
Hill returns to practice for Kansas
Wide receiver missed preseason workouts with chronic dehydration
September 7, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Harrison Hill has been poked and prodded, tested and probed and stuck and measured and evaluated in just about every way a body can be.
Black colleges tread thin line in civil rights
September 7, 2000
Most of the professors at what was once called Virginia State College for Negroes have ancestors who came to this country in a slave ship. Not Godwin Mbagwu. He came here as a young, Nigerian academic seeking opportunity, in an airliner.
Fine tuning
Experience, fast car make Pruett seasoned rookie
September 7, 2000
The first time Scott Pruett ran at Richmond International Raceway in a Winston Cup car, he went home demoralized.
Bush remarks not out of line
September 7, 2000
By Cal Thomas Columnist for Los Angeles Times Syndicate In one of the rare unscripted moments of this campaign, George W. Bush has called a reporter a name that, how to say, would be familiar territory to a proctologist.
World Briefs
September 7, 2000
Nation Briefs
September 7, 2000
News Briefs
September 7, 2000
MTV: Where outlandish becomes ordinary
Video Music Awards sure to offer some off-color antics
September 7, 2000
If the past is any guide, the antics on the “2000 MTV Video Music Awards” (7 p.m., MTV) should be memorable. Whether spontaneous, or contrived, who can forget the moment last year when Diana Ross showed her “appreciation” of Lil’ Kim’s outfit, or lack of one?
Ex-spouses shouldn’t let anger spill over onto the children
September 7, 2000
Horoscopes
September 7, 2000
Calendar
September 7, 2000
Whipped’ up about role
Peet advances from hired gun to man slayer
September 7, 2000
Beware Amanda Peet’s beguiling smile, or rather, what lurks beneath it.
Ecco the Dolphin makes big splash
Dreamcast game’s graphics and controls are tops among this year’s pool
September 7, 2000
Even if Sega’s latest Ecco the Dolphin game was a clunker, it would be worth the price of admission just for the graphics.
Lawrence Indian Arts Show kicks off this weekend
September 7, 2000
In its 12th year, the Lawrence Indian Arts Show is the largest show of American Indian art in the Midwest. The show features artistic creations by approximately 170 artists creating work ranging from jewelry to paintings and from drums to pottery.
Hip-hop turns 21
Music style spreading, showing up in speech
September 7, 2000
Shorty. Bling. Dime piece. Whoa! Celly. Pimp. Chips. Whips. Need a translator? Thought so.
Weird news
September 7, 2000
Latest from Japan Nun sense
Democrats’ child welfare plan panned
GOP views range from skeptical to derisive
September 7, 2000
A child-welfare plan from Democratic legislative leaders may be short lived because of a rancorous, partisan debate over the state’s adoption and foster-care programs. Gov. Bill Graves expressed doubts Wednesday about a crucial element of the Democratic initiative, a proposal to establish a new commission to monitor child-welfare programs. His comments came a day after he issued a statement saying he would look at any plan.
State runner-up Firebirds reload for 2000
September 7, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High’s girls volleyball team has had a history of team leaders during its brief tenure. That trend will continue this season.
Bush stock sale timing investigated
Inside trading accusations leveled
September 7, 2000
Before selling his stock in a Texas oil company, a transaction that prompted an insider trading inquiry, George W. Bush was informed as a company director that the firm was suffering a cash “crisis,” newly released records show.
Indian cannibalism evidence unearthed
Southwest tribe apparently ate ‘witches’
September 7, 2000
Archaeologists have found the most conclusive evidence yet that the Anasazi people of North America’s pre-Columbian southwest practiced cannibalism.
Expect ‘in your face’ comedy
Wayans brothers writing wacky sketches for MTV awards
September 7, 2000
Shawn Wayans pauses while writing “in-your-face” comedy sketches for the MTV Video Music Awards to say he isn’t worried about something going wrong during a sketch. “My nightmare is that none of our sketches get put on.”
Reason prevails on missiles
September 7, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group Bless Pete if reason doesn’t sometimes prevail in this crazy world. And so it has at least for the moment on one of the strangest issues of all, the quest for a national missile defense. President Clinton has declined to authorize deployment, leaving the matter to his successor.
Ex-marine finds will to live
Author Tim McLaurin lives to tell about his second bout with cancer
September 7, 2000
He’s a snake-handling ex-Marine who wears metallic blue nail polish on his big toes, a heavy drinker who swore off alcohol almost overnight.
AL Roundup
September 7, 2000
Civil unions’ inspire Vermont backlash
September 7, 2000
State Rep. Marion Milne knew her vote to create “civil unions” for gay couples last spring might lead to her defeat. What the three-term Republican didn’t expect were the lost business at her travel agency, the lost friendships, and, most of all, the anti-gay slur directed at her 13-year-old grandson as he gathered signatures for her re-election campaign.
Summit seeks new solution to pollution
Arkansas River cities brainstorm
September 7, 2000
Cleaning up the polluted Arkansas River is going to take cooperation, time and money, those attending a symposium were told Wednesday. Some 200 people attended the conference, which brought together representatives of communities along a 200-mile stretch of the Arkansas from Great Bend to Arkansas City. The river runs through Wichita.
Clinic plan boosted
Keeping Menninger in Kansas may take millions
September 7, 2000
Gov. Bill Graves says he is prepared to revise a package of incentives to keep the famed Menninger psychiatric clinic in Kansas. Graves plans to ask legislators to increase the budget of the Kansas University Medical Center as part of the package.
Prairie Park area protest petition filed
Neighbors say they want to keep existing ‘ambiance’ of area
September 7, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood In a way, homeowner Sean Smith and developer Dwight Perry both are suffering from the planning and subsequent demise of the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
MP3.com must pay for play
Ruling could cost company $250 million
September 7, 2000
A federal judge Wednesday ordered MP3.com to pay as much as $250 million to Universal Music Group for violating the record company’s copyrights by making thousands of CDs available for listening over the Internet.
Movies
September 7, 2000
These movies are showing at local theaters this weekend. Check daily listings for show times. Capsule reviews and ratings are from wire services and staff reports.
People, Faces & Things
September 7, 2000
Friends and Neighbors
September 7, 2000
Same-sex’ couple allowed to marry
September 7, 2000
A woman and a transsexual who was born a man obtained a marriage license Wednesday, taking advantage of a court ruling that defines gender only by chromosomes.
Today’ show invites 6 million to wedding
September 7, 2000
Everything was in place for the perfect wedding: the rings, the flowers, the cake, the tickets to the honeymoon and about six million television viewers.
Lawrence retiree becomes designer
Grandmother prepares to sell popular gift idea at Lawrence’s Fall Arts and Crafts Festival
September 7, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near When Mary Ann Puckett sets up her tent Sunday at Lawrence’s 21st Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, it will be her first show on the crafts circuit.
Vestiges of racism still exist
September 7, 2000
By Leonard Pitts Columnist for the Miami Herald My middle son is ready to learn to drive. Having personally instructed his older brother years ago, I know just what to do. Find a good driving school.
Art notes
September 7, 2000
Attendees to solve “Murder on Midland” Bands to put on Burcham Park concert
Blotter
September 7, 2000
NL Roundup
September 7, 2000
Top music
September 7, 2000
CD Reviews
September 7, 2000
Art notes
September 7, 2000
Dog walk to benefit cancer awareness Spinach and Trails Fest set for this weekend