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Christian school sticks to fundamentals
Few changes are in store as new school year dawns at Bob Jones University
September 18, 2000
The interracial dating ban is gone and students use a new electronic system to sign out of the Bob Jones University campus.
KU briefs
September 18, 2000
Arthur Junior Miles
September 18, 2000
Joseph Eugene Ramirez
September 18, 2000
Raymond H. Metzger
September 18, 2000
Felicia Ann Bland
September 18, 2000
KU publishes journal on indigenous studies
September 18, 2000
The inaugural issue of the Indigenous Nations Studies Journal recently has been launched by the Kansas University Indigenous Nations Studies program.
Lawrence briefs
September 18, 2000
City offered public parking in proposed downtown garage Expert to lecture on masculinity
Creeping flood raises Mekong Delta tensions
September 18, 2000
For the residents of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, the summer has been a grim waiting game, watching waters creeping up to claim their farmland and homes in the worst flooding in four decades.
Colombian gunmen kidnap at least 30
September 18, 2000
Gunmen kidnapped at least 30 people Sunday from two restaurants located in the weekend playground of the well-to-do outside Colombia’s third-largest city in an operation blamed on leftist rebels.
NBC coverage sending fans to Internet
Network airing taped segments as much as 20 hours after event
September 18, 2000
Right about the time NBC’s audience was being treated to a hard-hitting interview with the parents of the teen-ager who played a lead role in the Sydney Olympics opening ceremony, someone was winning the men’s triathlon.
One U.N. staffer killed, another missing in Guinea
September 18, 2000
A U.N. refugee agency employee was killed in a raid in the West African country of Guinea and a second was missing, the organization said Sunday.
News briefs
September 18, 2000
Paula Yates, girlfriend of late INXS singer, dies Ang Lee film wins People’s Choice award
Fujimori prepares Peru for new elections
September 18, 2000
President Alberto Fujimori, dragged down by a bribery scandal involving his feared intelligence chief, met Sunday with his Cabinet to pave the way for new elections and plan his exit from power, as Peruvians took to the streets and flooded radio stations to voice their joy or sorrow.
U.S. issues warning to Iraq
September 18, 2000
U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen warned Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on Sunday to avoid taking any “aggressive action” against his country’s neighbors, saying the United States and Britain could defeat any threat.
Kapler clubs Kansas City; Texas wins
Rangers 6, Royals 5
September 18, 2000
Gabe Kapler has proven that he was more than just a 28-game wonder for the Texas Rangers. Kapler was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs, giving him 13 RBIs in the four-game series, as Texas beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 Sunday.
Barak proposes easing religious law
Critics say prime minister forsaking Israel’s character for political gain
September 18, 2000
His peace plans stalled and his political future in doubt, Prime Minister Ehud Barak has proposed far-reaching reforms that challenge the pre-eminence of Jewish religious law in areas of daily life.
Grunhard vents after victory
September 18, 2000
The boos Tim Grunhard can take. But empty seats in Arrowhead Stadium?
KC defense denies Leaf
San Diego starter Moreno knocked out by Williams in second half
September 18, 2000
By Jason Franchuk If anyone knew that San Diego was in trouble after quarterback Moses Moreno left injured, it was Lew Bush. Bush, a Chargers linebacker from 1993-1999, thinks controversial backup Ryan Leaf has a promising future. But Sunday was not going to be his day in San Diego’s 42-10 loss.
Couple builds yard habitat
Food, water, shelter make area official wildlife sanctuary
September 18, 2000
Cindy Lanterman is what you might call a luxurious bird watcher. She’s got the binoculars and the books to help her identify birds, and she gets excited about a rare sighting. But she doesn’t travel to find birds and she chuckles at the idea of crawling through the woods just to spot one.
Drive-through window offers peep show
September 18, 2000
You want pasties with that?
Injury Roundup
Bryant taken off on stretcher
September 18, 2000
San Francisco defensive end Junior Bryant was taken off the field on a stretcher after landing helmet first on the artificial turf in the third quarter of the 49ers’ 41-24 loss in St. Louis.
Rams scramble 49ers
Faulk scores three times in 41-24 landslide
September 18, 2000
Kurt Warner’s high interception total hasn’t cost the St. Louis Rams yet. Warner threw two touchdown passes and two more interceptions in a 41-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, giving him six in each category. Last year he had 41 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions.
Local Sports Briefs
September 18, 2000
Stanford knocks off Texas
September 18, 2000
Big 12 teams went 6-4 in non-conference games on Saturday. Not bad, but the four stand out a lot more than the six.
Gordon throws gulf for loop
September 18, 2000
Tropical Storm Gordon plowed into Florida’s Gulf Coast on Sunday with winds just below hurricane strength, drenching rain and a storm surge with waves near 10 feet high. Michael Loehr, operations chief for the State Emergency Operations Center said there was some flooding in southwest Florida, but no serious injuries had been reported.
Beer case in court’s hands
Justices’ decision could change law-enforcement tactics
September 18, 2000
By Joel Mathis David Pritchett looked young at least, too young to be legally drinking the beer that appeared to be in his hand. It was Aug. 27, 1999, the beginning of a new school year at Kansas University, and Pritchett was attending a catered fraternity party. So was Jim Wilson, an agent for the state’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Jayhawks blank SMS, 2-0
September 18, 2000
Kansas University bounced back from Saturday’s loss to Mississippi by blanking Southwest Missouri State, 2-0, Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Classic at Blue Valley Northwest.
Dolan repeats in 400, breaks own record
September 18, 2000
The U.S. Olympians shared the wealth Sunday when six swimmers grabbed medals. Led by gold-medal winning Tom Dolan, who broke his own 6-year-old world record in the 400-meter individual medley, the Americans seized the spotlight from Aussie teen sensation Ian Thorpe to capture two golds, three silvers and a bronze.
Chancellor carves out hopes for university
Plan for getting school in top 25 requires overhaul of state’s relationship with KU
September 18, 2000
By Erwin Seba Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway wants to rewrite the 145-year relationship between Kansas University and the state government that created it. As part of an evolving strategy to place KU among the top 25 U.S. universities by 2020, Hemenway wants to remove tuition from the state appropriation process and free the university from state procedures for procurement and financial operations at the same time receiving more tax dollars.
Chiefs crush Chargers
Morris, Grbac propel Kansas City to first victory of season
September 18, 2000
By Jason Franchuk After the finest performance of Sylvester Morris’ fledgling career in Kansas City, the Chiefs media relations team opted to hold the rookie receiver’s interview session in Arrowhead Stadium’s spacious meeting room.
On the money
September 18, 2000
Understanding asset allocation can help minimize the degree of investment saving risk. How much should you put into different investments, and what kinds of diversification options are available? Some help can be found on the Web.
Business Briefcase
September 18, 2000
Legislators’ retirement proposals address wealthy
September 18, 2000
Is the average American going to be helped, if Congress lets them contribute more money to a retirement plan? Naturally, Congress says yes. In July, the House overwhelmingly passed a retirement-savings bill, sponsored by Reps. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Ben Cardin, D-Md. The vote was 401 to 25. Last week, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved a similar bill from Sen. William Roth, R-Del.
Group-buying sites growing
Sellers, consumers praise benefits of buying in numbers
September 18, 2000
In the world of group buying, there’s more than strength in numbers there are discounts. The group-buying concept builds off the principle that more is less: the more people who want to buy a product, the less it will cost.
State Briefs
September 18, 2000
Teen-age girl shot while playing golf Ottawan found to be sex predator Alleged rape of boy leads to charges, trial
Oil price impact
September 18, 2000
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
September 18, 2000
Football fees
September 18, 2000
Internet researchers playing catch-up
Professors discover more questions than answers at Lawrence conference
September 18, 2000
As the Internet rapidly promotes new communities and new ways to communicate, researchers still are trying to catch up and figure out its costs and benefits. The Association of Internet Researchers’ inaugural conference ended Sunday in Lawrence with more questions than answers about the Net’s impact on social interactions and relationships.
New vaccine prevents herpes in some women
September 18, 2000
Researchers have made the first vaccine that protects against genital herpes, but there is a big catch: It works only in women and only if they have never had cold sores. The findings, reported Sunday, are a surprise. Until now, no vaccine has ever been shown to work in one sex but not the other. Experts say this could present unexpected trouble for creating other vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases, such as AIDS.
Keep dreaming, Rhode Island fans
Recently-fired Knight, former Georgia Tech coach Cremins on wish list of Rams’ boosters
September 18, 2000
All summer the hot rumor was that Bobby Cremins was going to be the next basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island. Everywhere I went I seemed to hear it. No matter that Cremins recently had been unable to successfully recruit at Georgia Tech, a school infinitely more attractive to basketball players than Rhode Island.
Burton wins Dura Lube 300
NASCAR driver leads from start to finish in historic run
September 18, 2000
Jeff Burton led every lap, something he knew might be necessary. In a race in which cars were slowed because of two driver deaths, Burton won the Dura Lube 300 Sunday at New Hampshire International Speedway. He became the first driver to lead from start to finish in 22 years.
Lawrence artist a hit with Cubans
Country wants Herd to create mural in Havana
September 18, 2000
By Mike Shields Cuban officials have given enthusiastic approval to a large mural in Havana’s heart, to be created by Lawrence crop artist Stan Herd. “The Cubans were absolutely floored by Stan’s work,” said Bob Augelli, the Lawrence consultant who is handling logistics for the project.
Ben Harper hooks crowd with his sound
September 18, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals stopped Friday in Kansas City for a night of subdued folk blues that perfectly suited the occasion and left few unsatisfied.
Girlfriends’ is frank, funny and for adults
PBS documentary explores successful use of nonviolence
September 18, 2000
Sex and consequences are the major themes of the second episode of “Girlfriends” (8:30 p.m., UPN, TV-14). Co-produced by Mara Brock Akil (“Moesha”) and Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier”), this sharply written, if occasionally raunchy, new ensemble comedy more than lives up to its impressive programming pedigree.
Opponents of EPA standards winning debate
September 18, 2000
The state has 15 symbols to represent Kansas to the outside world, including the sunflower, the buffalo, the honeybee, Harney silt loam soil, and even two marches.
Statue of Gandhi dedicated in Washington
September 18, 2000
Washington’s newest statue, a larger-than-life figure of Mohandas Gandhi, was officially dedicated this weekend by President Clinton and Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in a small park across from the Indian Embassy.
Theaters largely empty on lackluster movie weekend
September 18, 2000
“The Watcher,” a thriller about a serial killer tracking an FBI agent, held onto its No. 1 spot at the box office for the second week in a row as theaters recorded one of the lowest-grossing weekends in years.
Biographer puts money on Greenspan
The road to becoming Federal Reserve chairman took many twists and turns
September 18, 2000
As a young man, decked out in a canary yellow jacket, he blew a mean saxophone in jazz clubs around the country.
Cohousing group unveils land
Planned development will focus on community, neighborhood
September 18, 2000
By Tom Meagher Nearly 200 people enjoyed popcorn and balloon animals Sunday afternoon while examining the Delaware Street property that will become a new kind of community in East Lawrence.
Lawrence students ponder, ‘If I were president…’
September 18, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Daniel Vetter knows what he would do if elected president. “I would tell the scientists to create gourmet pellets,” said the New York School third-grader. “There are lots of hungry people in the world.”
Lifelong Lawrence resident dies in car wreck
September 18, 2000
By Tom Meagher Friends and family of lifelong Lawrence resident Felicia Bland mourned her death Sunday after a weekend car accident. “I can’t hardly ever recall seeing her without some sort of smile on her face,” said Buddy Langford, a friend of Bland.
Korean reunification on track
South Korea breaks ground on cross-border railway, expressway
September 18, 2000
In the latest sign of improving relations between North and South Korea, workers today began rebuilding a railway line across the world’s most heavily armed border to connect the two Korean capitals for the first time in more than 50 years.
Nashville looks at dark side
Serious issues murder, abuse examined by country artists
September 18, 2000
Serious is selling again in the country music industry. And an old-fashioned tear-jerker is shaping up as one of the year’s most talked-about country singles.
Reinforcements battle Boulder blaze
September 18, 2000
About 200 residents fled a mountain neighborhood while others chopped down trees to remove fuel from the path of an 800-acre fire that threatened about 250 homes on Sunday.
Hitchcock a mystery to Baker opponents
September 18, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Folks way out west in Garden City couldn’t have been surprised that Roger Ross and Todd Hitchcock caught three touchdown passes between them on Saturday night.
Blacklist a gray area
Most states don’t check federal list of barred contractors
September 18, 2000
More than half the states hire contractors without regular reviews to determine whether the companies are barred from doing business with the federal government for fraud or other violations, an Associated Press review found.
Sweep this ‘Rugrats’ under the rug
September 18, 2000
Sometimes, a brand that is successful in one medium does not work so well in another. Consumers should not assume that the appealing quality of a TV show or movie will be evident in the software version.
A perfect 10?
Apple’s OS X beta is winning early praise
September 18, 2000
Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday officially rolled out a trial version of its new operating system, OS X, which it says will be easier to use and less prone to software crashes.
Tech Briefs
September 18, 2000
Finger mouse Trouble-free MP3 Pulp Palm fiction A bad bug
The pain of fashion, celebrity
September 18, 2000
By Tony Kornheiser Columnist for Creators Syndicate I took the train from Washington to New York last week. I brought along a copy of Esquire magazine. Esquire is one of my favorite magazines to take on the train because sometimes I end up taking a long nap, and I don’t read a word.
People
September 18, 2000
Beyond Kramer Giants of country
Ermal Whaley
September 18, 2000
Import ban stalls dream of car ownership
Kenya tries to protect domestic industry by prohibiting sales of older Japanese autos
September 18, 2000
Richard Ngilu was hoping to own a car soon but his dream, built on the globalization of the used car trade, was scotched by a ban on the old Japanese imports that East Africans regard as new.
U.S. baseball team nips Japan
September 18, 2000
Mark McGwire has those 70 homers. Sammy Sosa has that famous long-ball hop. Mike Neill? He has all of four major-league hits in his biography, three of them singles. It doesn’t matter not in the Olympics, anyway.
Web Winners look at Olympics on the Net
September 18, 2000
The Summer Olympics began last week in Sydney, Australia, and Web sites highlighting the games are expecting huge audiences of fans eager to see the competition and get the results many time zones ahead of television.
Kansan earns silver
Weightlifter takes surprise medal at Olympics
September 18, 2000
Tara Nott went to the Atlanta Olympics trying to help other U.S. athletes win medals. Then she decided it might be more fun to win her own and in a sport she had never tried. Remarkably, perhaps amazingly, she did it.
Ideas to keep cats out of the garden draw big response
September 18, 2000
Horoscopes
September 18, 2000
NL Roundup
September 18, 2000
>Sammy Sosa has won plenty of games with home runs. On Sunday, he lost one after a long run. Sosa’s three-base error in right field allowed three runs to score in the eighth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2.
News briefs
September 18, 2000
Atlantis departs space station Birthday celebration turns tragic
Honorable discharge recommended for openly gay Army reservist
Lieutenant, also a lawmaker, disclosed homosexuality in debate
September 18, 2000
Army officials on Sunday recommended an honorable discharge for Reserve Lt. Steve May, an openly gay Arizona lawmaker who the Army said violated its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy by acknowledging his sexuality during a legislative debate.
No hatred
September 18, 2000
When opinion turns to sanctions
September 18, 2000
By Philip Terzian Columnist and associate editor of the Providence Journal If you have ever wondered what comprehensive federal hate-crime legislation might look like, consider the predicament of the Boy Scouts.
A great gift
September 18, 2000
Journal-World Editorial The museum and cultural arts center being planned at Haskell Indian Nations University could be a wonderful bridge between the school and the community.
AL Roundup
September 18, 2000
If Carlos Delgado has his way, he’s got a few more home runs to hit. Delgado hit a grand slam to end a 17-game homerless streak, reaching 40 homers for the second straight season as the Toronto Blue Jays routed the Chicago White Sox 14-1 Sunday.
On the record
September 18, 2000
Collections threaten to short-circuit utility
Deadbeats owe Russia’s electrical network approximately $5 billion
September 18, 2000
As the electricity monopoly in the world’s largest country, Russia’s Unified Energy Systems has plenty of prodigious statistics including what could be the world’s longest list of deadbeat customers.
Christian school sticks to fundamentals
Few changes are in store as new school year dawns at Bob Jones University
September 18, 2000
The interracial dating ban is gone and students use a new electronic system to sign out of the Bob Jones University campus. But little else has changed as a new academic year begins at the Christian fundamentalist school.
Jean Wormley Anderson
September 18, 2000
McCain leery of Hollywood sanctions
September 18, 2000
Sen. John McCain said Sunday he’s leery of a proposal by Vice President Al Gore to impose sanctions on the entertainment industry for marketing violent movies to kids.
Managing your time
New technology helps users be more efficient
September 18, 2000
If your version of a day planner includes phone numbers on scraps of paper scattered across your desk and a string tied around your finger to remind you of a dinner date, it may be time to shop for a better way.