Archive for Monday, September 11, 2000

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Heeding a message
Lawmaker sees link between Menninger plight, insurance lack
September 11, 2000
By Dave Ranney State Sen. Sandy Praeger, a Lawrence Republican, is all for keeping the Menninger Clinic in Kansas. And she loves the idea of Menninger and Kansas University Medical Center starting a brain research center in Kansas City, Kan.
Area briefs
September 11, 2000
Focus on conflict
September 11, 2000
Free speech issue
September 11, 2000
Old Home Town, 25 and 100 years ago
September 11, 2000
Jessie Ross
September 11, 2000
Lawrence briefs
September 11, 2000
American Legion to have post tour KU students awarded defense scholarships
Lawrence art lovers endure heat
Annual arts and crafts event draws about 5,000 to South Park
September 11, 2000
Soaring afternoon temperatures didn’t deter too many people from attending Lawrence’s 21st annual Arts and Crafts Festival Sunday in South Park.
Minnesota trades Carrasco to Red Sox
September 11, 2000
Boston acquired righty Hector Carrasco from Minnesota on Sunday to bolster a bullpen decimated by injuries to Bryce Florie, Rich Garces and Hipolito Pichardo.
Randa leads Royals over Rangers, 13-8
September 11, 2000
Joe Randa’s best big league season is being followed by a second terrific year. Driving in five runs Sunday in a 13-8 victory over Texas, Kansas City’s soft-spoken third baseman broke out of a late-season slump while nudging his average back to .300 and boosting his RBIs total to a career-best 94.
Late College Games
September 11, 2000
McNair, Elam injured
September 11, 2000
Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair and Denver kicker Jason Elam were injured by hard hits in NFL games Sunday. McNair was taken to a hospital for tests after he injured his chest on a hit by Kansas City defensive end Duane Clemons.
Frederick expected firing of IU coach
September 11, 2000
Ever since Bobby Knight’s run-in last week with an Indiana freshman, Kansas athletics director Bob Frederick had a hunch the Hoosier basketball coach might be ousted for violating the school’s “zero-tolerance” policy.
Indiana fans, players protest coach’s firing
September 11, 2000
They were Knight’s army, marching from Assembly Hall to the home of the Indiana University president who had fired the basketball coach.
Wilson struggles in final round
Omaha golfer wins KGA event after early leader falters
September 11, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Easy come, easy go. First-round leader Spencer Wilson struggled to a 19-over-par 91 during the final round of the Kansas Golf Assn.’s Jayhawk Invitational on Sunday at Lawrence Country Club and finished tied for 17th.
Castroneves cruises at Shell
Teammate de Ferran takes over series points lead
September 11, 2000
Never very demonstrative, Roger Penske simply closed his eyes and stood quietly for a moment after his cars finished 1-2 in Sunday’s featured Shell 300 in the Honda Grand Prix of Monterey.
Western Union security breached
September 11, 2000
Western Union on Sunday said hackers made electronic copies of the credit and debit card information of 15,700 customers who transferred money on a company Web site.
Grief resources available
September 11, 2000
By Tom Meagher After the deaths of two Lawrence children last week, many in the city may need help dealing with their grief.
Human interaction takes another hit
September 11, 2000
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Maybe you remember service stations. Not gas stations, where you swipe your card, pump your petrol and fly, but service stations, where you’d roll up to the pump, your arrival announced by the urgent ding! ding! of a bell.
History shows what doesn’t work
September 11, 2000
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group President Clinton’s assurances that the United States will not get involved in the Colombian civil war that the United States already is involved in (with military personnel, equipment, training, financing, intelligence) make sense if you think of the helicopters as farm implements.
Entertainment violence condemned
Federal study accuses Hollywood of targeting underage audiences
September 11, 2000
The entertainment industry routinely markets to young people violent movies, video games and music, ignoring its own rating guidelines for age-sensitive material, federal regulators say in a report.
KU nips Cal State Fullerton
September 11, 2000
Kansas University rebounded from Friday’s loss to Cal Irvine with a 3-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton Sunday in the UCI Invitational.
Nuclear scientist may go free
Wen Ho Lee to plead guilty to single charge today
September 11, 2000
Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee, who was fired and jailed on charges of mishandling nuclear weapons secrets, has agreed to plead guilty to one charge and will cooperate with federal investigators, Justice Department sources said Sunday.
Williams on recruiting trail
September 11, 2000
Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams has hit the recruiting road. Williams, who is expected in the home of Minneapolis shooting guard Alan Anderson tonight, visited with California shooting guard Josh Childress and several of Childress’ family members over the weekend in Lakewood, Calif.
Gordon returns to practice - finally
September 11, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Talk about a flashback. John “Flash” Gordon, a promising young receiver on Kansas University’s football team whose career seemed to be over back in 1997 when he was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and sleep apnea, returned to the KU practice fields on Sunday afternoon.
Safin slams Sampras in final
September 11, 2000
Marat Safin, a giant with a peach-fuzz face and a grown-up game, turned Pete Sampras into a weekend hacker. In as thorough a thrashing as anyone has ever given the all-time Grand Slam champion, the 20-year-old Safin became the first Russian to win the U.S. Open with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday.
Meningitis death alarms community
Family’s loss of 4-year-old son has residents looking for answers, preventive measures
September 11, 2000
By Tom Meagher Parents, Kansas University students and concerned friends have been rattled by the news that a 4-year-old Lawrence boy died from bacterial meningitis Friday. KU’s Watkins Health Center, Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department have all been flooded with calls from concerned residents.
Woods wins Triple Crown at Canadian
September 11, 2000
More than 50,000 fans came out to watch Tiger Woods win the Canadian Open. As usual, he gave them much more. Pushed to the limit by an unlikely foe, Woods wrapped up his ninth victory of the year with a 6-iron from 218 yards out of a bunker, over the water, right at the flag that sealed his one-stroke win over Grant Waite.
Computers in the Crater
Mapping project gives most accurate view yet of lake
September 11, 2000
While a small boat cruised the sunlit blue surface of Crater Lake pounding sonar pulses deep into the water, Jim Gardner sat in the dark of a boathouse on Wizard Island, “flying” through the latest computer images the soundings produced.
Publishing world is set to write its next chapter: e-books
Tech Check
September 11, 2000
By Dave Toplikar “Do you have any e-books?” The guy at the bookstore’s information desk looked at me strangely. “You mean books about the Internet?” “No, electronic books,” I told him. “You know, books you can download into your computer.”
Mega moments
KU’s big screen captures the show
September 11, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood There is no dot race at Kansas University home football games. The speakers don’t bombard you with quacking ducks, sirens or other funny noises. The latest rap lick won’t drown out the KU Marching Band.
Skaggs, friends do justice to ‘Big Mon’ and bluegrass
September 11, 2000
It may be overstating the case, as Richard D. Smith does in his new biography, to call Bill Monroe “the most broadly talented and broadly influential figure in the history of American popular music.”
Game shows return with a vengeance
ESPN, Fox, Comedy Central add competitions to regular programming
September 11, 2000
Any doubt that game-show mania has abated will be dispelled this evening. Hosted by Kenny Mayne, “2-Minute Drill” (6 p.m., ESPN) will grill three contestants per show on their knowledge of sports history and trivia. On the new show “Since You’ve Been Gone” (7 p.m., Fox), contestants are placed in isolation for seven days and then quizzed on the past week’s events.
Bullfighting heads to Kansas
Bloodless brawls draw spectators to Arkansas City
September 11, 2000
A bullfight at the city’s Mexican Independence Fiesta was filled with the usual matadors, elaborate costumes and of course angry bulls. The one thing missing was blood.
Airline managers mull drop in Wichita traffic
September 11, 2000
The perception is that flights out of Wichita are expensive. Airline managers say the perception couldn’t be farther from the truth. Still, criticism by travelers, media and city officials has taken its toll on traffic at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport.
University plans conference on obesity
September 11, 2000
Kansas University professors hope to improve the treatment of obesity through a conference for medical professionals scheduled for September. KU exercise physiologist Joseph Donnelly said doctors are frequently reluctant to discuss obesity.
Restoration nears completion
County courthouse’s weathered limestone receives needed facelift
September 11, 2000
By Joy Ludwig The Douglas County Courthouse is getting a minor facelift. Area stonemason Keith Middlemas is repairing part of the steps and fixing the archway above the door on the building’s west side. Through the years, Middlemas said, part of the decorative arch has been eroded by the weather. The courthouse was built in 1903.
Cameras keep eye on London
Surveillance measures taken to extreme in Britain
September 11, 2000
One of Britain’s favorite summer TV shows has been “Big Brother,” featuring people living under the constant gaze of surveillance cameras.
Business Briefcase
September 11, 2000
Too many employees pass up investment opportunities
September 11, 2000
Do you wish a genie could make you save by secretly slipping money out of your paycheck every week? For some lucky employees, a genie is hard at work. I’m speaking not just of people who contribute to payroll-deduction plans. I am speaking of those who have access to plans but haven’t bothered to join.
Using 401(k) money early unwise
Planners advise against opting for lump sum when switching jobs
September 11, 2000
It was a tough decision for Jeffery and Jessica Harper, but they said they didn’t see another choice. Earlier this year, Jeffrey Harper’s employer went bankrupt and he lost his job as a payment processor at a mortgage company.
Zimbabwe president charged in U.S.
Mugabe accused of orchestrating terror
September 11, 2000
Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, went to a Harlem church last week to seek support for his controversial land programs and promise that he would never oppress his black countrymen like the British colonialists did.
Lawyer offers advice on advantages of being married
September 11, 2000
Colombian marchers appeal for peace
September 11, 2000
Thousands of Colombians waving white flags poured through the streets of Bogota Sunday to call for an end to decades of fighting between the government and rebel groups, a conflict that has claimed nearly 1,400 civilian lives so far this year.
Wait over for scam victims
September 11, 2000
Thousands of people followed the instructions carefully. They wrapped $100 bills in foil and shipped them overnight to people they had never met at addresses in Illinois, Florida, California or Washington. Then they waited for their millions.
AL Roundup
September 11, 2000
NL Roundup
September 11, 2000
Survey finds many youths home alone after school
September 11, 2000
Despite attempts to lower child-care costs and expand choices, many children are left alone after school ends and before their parents come home from work. One in five children ages 6 to 12 are regularly left without adult supervision after school, according to a survey of working parents.
Budget showdown looms
As Congress’ clock ticks down, major fights with Clinton remain
September 11, 2000
So little time, so many bills. And so many, many disputes. With just 19 working days left until Congress’ scheduled Oct. 6 adjournment, lawmakers must complete 11 spending bills for the coming fiscal year before they can go home for the elections.
KU study sheds light on weight loss
Professor weighs effects of different training programs on overweight men
September 11, 2000
By Tom Meagher Kansas University associate professor Jeff Potteiger found it odd that most people view weight-lifting as a body-building exercise, rather than a weight-loss routine. Based in the Robinson Center, his direct exercise physiology lab explores new ways for adults to lose weight and maintain weight.
Civil rights activists still active in politics
September 11, 2000
By Tom Meagher More than 50 years ago, when blacks couldn’t sit with whites in most public places and before Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of the bus, Mary and Jack Davidson of Lawrence were among the many young whites joining blacks on the front lines of the civil rights movement.
Female fire captain one of few in Kansas
Kanwaka firefighter leads crew against grass fire
September 11, 2000
By Joy Ludwig She’s been a trained volunteer firefighter for 12 years, but Kanwaka Township Fire Capt. Corky Kearney was scared when she arrived at a recent blaze. On Aug. 31, Kearney arrived at an out-of-control grass fire on west U.S. Highway 40. She was first on the scene and was in command of the three-alarm fire.
Firestone future in doubt
Tire recall may claim auto pioneer as casualty
September 11, 2000
The auto industry has a small graveyard of mistakes bearing names such as Pinto, Corvair and Edsel. Is Firestone next?
Astronauts venture out for spacewalk
September 11, 2000
Space shuttle Atlantis cruised to a smooth docking with the international space station on Sunday, setting the stage for the next big event: a long-distance spacewalk.
Taxing question
September 11, 2000
Titans trip KC in OT
Chiefs’ offense sputters in loss to AFC champs
September 11, 2000
Adelphia Coliseum doesn’t quite roll off the tongue when talking of great NFL homes such as Lambeau Field, Mile High Stadium and even Arrowhead Stadium. Just give the Tennessee Titans some more time.
British troops free hostages
Six rescued, one killed in Sierra Leone raid
September 11, 2000
Launching a dawn strike on a swampy base belonging to a maverick army gang, British troops ended a two-week hostage drama Sunday and freed all six British officers and a Sierra Leonean soldier held captive. One British paratrooper was killed.
Knight fired as Indiana coach
Confrontation with college student final straw for Hoosier basketball legend
September 11, 2000
Bob Knight’s temper finally did him in. Knight was fired Sunday for a “pattern of unacceptable behavior” at Indiana, ending three tumultuous decades at a school where he was one of college basketball’s most successful coaches but also one of its most volatile.
News briefs
September 11, 2000
Scholarship program to be nation’s largest Champion tree has Dutch elm disease
Gorbachev known for failure
September 11, 2000
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group In full rhetorical flight, Mikhail Gorbachev seems little changed from the days when he ruled the Kremlin. Spiraling sentences about global politics collide with stream-of-consciousness anecdotes that possess increasingly obtuse points.
On the blotter
September 11, 2000
NFL Roundup
September 11, 2000
Cameras keep eye on London
Surveillance measures taken to extreme in Britain
September 11, 2000
One of Britain’s favorite summer TV shows has been “Big Brother,” featuring people living under the constant gaze of surveillance cameras.
World briefs
September 11, 2000
Campground flood kills at least 10 Gas stations refueled after blockades lifted
Wing’ sets Emmy record; Fox triumphs
September 11, 2000
In a landslide any politician would envy, NBC’s idealistic series about a White House staff in turmoil, “The West Wing,” won a record-setting nine Emmy awards Sunday night, including best drama series.
Nation Briefs
September 11, 2000
Campground flood kills at least 10 Gas stations refueled after blockades lifted
Federal officials say farmers will need additional funds after dry spell
September 11, 2000
Midwestern farmers and ranchers will need additional funds to recover from this summer’s drought conditions. Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman agreed that Congress will be pressed to come up with assistance. Current appropriations are close to $500 million.
Briefly
September 11, 2000
Police radios modernized
Lawrence department steps out of technology Stone Age
September 11, 2000
By Joel Mathis The Lawrence Police Department its radio system, at least is about to step into the 21st Century. And if that doesn’t seem like a big step, consider this: The department’s cars are carrying radios that were manufactured in the late 1960s and early 1970s. By technological standards, that’s the Stone Age.
Horoscopes
September 11, 2000
Paul Crutchfield
September 11, 2000
Coach’s actions made Brand’s decision easy
Knight’s many victims suffered long enough in 29 seasons at Indiana
September 11, 2000
He was done long before this. That Bob Knight’s career at Indiana ended with a whimper instead of one last loud bang should come as no surprise. It might even be better this way.
Maybe not so bad
Could George W. Bush gain rather than lose for his barb about a reporter?
September 11, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Media people and Democrats have been quick to condemn Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush for being overheard referring to a reporter as an anal orifice of significant proportions.
Swiss town rallies around Chevrolet
September 11, 2000
Louis-Joseph Chevrolet has long been neglected in his hometown, even though he gave his name to one of the world’s most popular cars and was one of the early 20th century’s best drivers.
Palestinians delay statehood
Yasser Arafat decides to give peace another chance
September 11, 2000
In a bid to give faltering peace talks a chance perhaps a final one a Palestinian ruling body honored Yasser Arafat’s wishes Sunday and delayed yet again the long-postponed declaration of Palestinian statehood.
News briefs
September 11, 2000
Hormone study finds heart benefits Administration reviews spy case
Curtain falls on ‘Cats’
Broadway’s longest-running show comes to an end
September 11, 2000
“Now and forever” is here and gone.
Watcher’ most-watched movie; yearly receipts off pace
September 11, 2000
“The Watcher,” a thriller about a serial killer tracking an FBI agent, slew the competition at the weekend box office but wasn’t enough to keep movie revenue from falling behind last year’s record pace.
Tech Briefs
September 11, 2000
Photo play is child’s play. Pretty as a picture. The big and small of it.
People
September 11, 2000
Guatemala ‘on edge of justice’
September 11, 2000
Ten years ago today the butchered body of human rights leader Myrna Mack was found on a downtown sidewalk, serving as a horrific reminder that no one here was safe from the wrath of Guatemala’s military.
State Brief
September 11, 2000