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The Mag: 7 Questions w/ Lonnie Brooks
August 2, 2001
SEVEN QUESTIONS with Lonnie Brooks
The Mag: 8/2 Manifesto destiny
August 2, 2001
Manifesto destiny Corporate Avenger pushes its socio-political ideology through music
The Mag: Wake-up Call
August 2, 2001
Kohl’s Corporation CEO R. Lawrence Montgomery
8-2 County Fair Kids
August 2, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com If you visit the Douglas County Free Fair this week, there’s a good chance that at least a few of the animals you see are raised by Joanna and Jacob Hetrick.
Tuckwin reception location moved
August 2, 2001
Today’s retirement reception for Haskell athletics director Jerry Tuckwin has been moved from Coffin Sports Complex to Stidham Union at Haskell. The reception starts at 4 p.m. The program begins at 5 p.m.
s close
August 2, 2001
Dow Industrials —12.80, 10,510.01
s arts
August 2, 2001
In Sunday’s Arts section Foto Loco photo exhibit
The Mag: Top Music
August 2, 2001
Singles 1. “Bootylicious,” Destiny’s Child
Friends and neighbors
August 2, 2001
Local briefs
August 2, 2001
Crime: Area residents charged with commercial gambling Three men charged with conducting commercial gambling at a Eudora tavern turned themselves in Tuesday to the Douglas County Jail. Gerald K. Dunavin, 48, Eudora, and Michael L. Garber, 32, McLouth, are charged with two counts each of commercial gambling. Larry O. Stewart, 59, Eudora, is charged with four counts of commercial gambling. Dunavin and Garber were then released on $1,500 bond each and Stewart was released on $2,000 bond. All are to appear in court at 2 p.m. Aug. 16. Warrants for their arrests were filed June 22, Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney said. The charges stem from a sheriff’s investigation earlier this year at the Gilded Cage Tavern, just east of Eudora along Kansas Highway 10, Kenney said. Kenney did not say whether the suspects are employees of the club. She declined to release any other information about the investigation. Depending on a suspect’s previous criminal history, sentences for commercial gambling range from a minimum of seven months to a maximum of 23 months in prison, Kenney said. __________________________ Higher Education: Guide gives KU four stars,’best buy’ designation For the sixth-straight year, Kansas University has been named a “best buy” by Fiske Guide, an annual profile of 300 universities in the United States and Canada. KU is one of 21 public universities on the best buy list. The guide, released Wednesday, defines a best buy as a school that “offers remarkable education opportunities at a relatively modest cost.” Three other Big 12 schools were best buys. They were the University of Colorado, University of Texas and Baylor University. No other Kansas schools were listed in the guide. KU earned four of five stars for its academic programs. The guide lists architecture and urban design, education, environmental studies, journalism, nursing and pharmacy, social welfare and business as KU’s strongest programs. KU and the University of Oklahoma were the only two Big 12 schools named as “inexpensive,” or under $3,000 per year for tuition and fees at public schools. “The rest of the country is finally learning what folks in Kansas knew all along: The University of Kansas is one of the nation’s best buys in higher education,” the guide says. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.249 at numerous stations. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/ section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board. __________________________ Pomona resident arrested after foot chase; bond set A Pomona man was arrested Tuesday night by Lawrence Police after he allegedly struck two parked vehicles with his truck and resisted arrest. The 31-year-old man remained in the Douglas County Jail late Wednesday on charges of driving under the influence, obstruction of justice, battery on a law enforcement officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police were sent to the 1100 block of Tennessee Street about 10 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a reckless driver, a police report said. A man standing near a truck took off running and officers chased him on foot. The suspect was caught in the 1100 block of Kentucky Street. The man allegedly fought with officers and yelled profanities, the report said. A small amount of marijuana was found in the truck, police said. The man’s bond was set at $1,500. He is to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14. __________________________ Workshops prepare children for arrival of new siblings Lawrence Memorial Hospital will offer a free workshop called “Tyke Hyke,” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. The workshop will prepare prospective big brothers and sisters, ages 3 to 10, for the arrival of a new sibling. It will include a brief tour of the maternity unit, a possible peek at a newborn and a discussion and video about new babies. Advanced enrollment is required. Classes are limited to 10 children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to enroll, call ConnectCare at 749-5800.
Hemp oil fuels legalization drive
August 2, 2001
Grayson Sigler of Hampton, Va., wanted to visit a friend in Seattle. The trip grew into a beacon for the national call to legalize hemp.
Tax rebates spur a rebellion
August 2, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe And so we head once more bloodied but pumped up into the great tax rebellion of 2001: The Tax Rebate Rebellion.
Attitude adjustment
August 2, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Kansas needs to change its attitude toward adjusting U.S. census figures. It’s time for Kansas to trust the U.S. Census Bureau. On Tuesday, state officials released the adjusted state census figures for Kansas. The purpose of the “adjustment” is to statistically return to their homes people the state considers to be temporary residents.
Calendar
August 2, 2001
What Are You Reading?
August 2, 2001
Film Review - ‘The Princess Diaries’
The Princess Diaries’ launches Anne Hathaway as teen star
August 2, 2001
By Loey Lockerby Director Garry Marshall has a gift for discovering charming young ingenues. In 1990, he made Julia Roberts a superstar by casting her in “Pretty Woman.” In 2001, he just might work the same magic for Anne Hathaway, a teen-age beauty whose only other notable credit is the short-lived TV series “Get Real.” After this summer, she very well may have her own fairy tale career.
Word of Mouth: The unsinkable Molly
Burger’s, beer and cartoons are staples of Molly McGee’s
August 2, 2001
By Diane Frook Fibber McGee, apparently, has made an appointment with a clutter consultant. In the old days, the popular radio star would open his overstuffed closet to the sound of crashing junk. But in the modern era, at Molly McGee’s, the closet has been pared down, its purpose simple and streamlined. The current contents of Fibber’s Closet? “Oh,” our waitress said matter-of-factly. “It’s liquor.”
Nation Briefs
August 2, 2001
Chicago: William Kennedy Smith says he won’t run for Congress Florida: Cuban boat capsizes Florida: Solar probe again delayed Denver: Campaign aims for cuts in use of antibiotics
Baseball Briefs
August 2, 2001
A’s deny reports team being sold Indians activate Burks, recall pitcher Drew Justice hitless in rehab stint Cards’ Lankford remains absent Blue Jays add Bush, cut infielder Izturis
August 2, 2001
His finest ‘Hour’ Legendary composer Lalo Schifrin continues to be the nation’s leading scorer
Masked duo allegedly take aim at beer truck
August 2, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com Maybe they wanted the beer. Maybe they wanted the beer truck.
Our Town
August 2, 2001
National Horse Champ: Paige Wagner of Lawrence and her horse Dancer won the the U-13 Hunter Seat Equitation at the Youth National Championship Horse Show last week in Albuquerque. Wagner and her horse also finished sixth in the Trail Horse class. l
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August 2, 2001
** 1/2 The unsinkable Molly’s
KGS, KPS offer gas refunds ––— Customers can credits for 2001 winter bills through Nov. 1
August 2, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Customers stung by spiraling natural gas costs this past winter soon could be getting some payback.
Mag calendar
August 2, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
Reader thinks sex isn’t worth the risks involved
August 2, 2001
Horoscopes
August 2, 2001
Brains get workout at ‘smart’ camp
August 2, 2001
The discussion of cultural relativism was still going strong as Mary Berk’s ethics class wrapped up on a gorgeous July day. She asked her young students whether they wanted to stay late to finish.
Troubled wastewater plant in DeSoto to close
August 2, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas Waste Water Inc. is closing its DeSoto facility, which has been at the center of a years-long dispute involving state pollution laws, officials said Wednesday. But the shutdown apparently has nothing to do with environmental allegations against the firm. In fact, Kansas Waste Water continues to fight the $176,750 in fines assessed by the state in May 2000.
Inching ahead
Alteration puts Dodge in spotlight at Brickyard
August 2, 2001
Buckshot Jones says there’s only one word to describe Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Big. “The track is just a really big track,” Jones says. “It’s where I learned the definition of big. You walk around the track and … it almost makes you forget that you’re inside a racetrack.”
Training Camp Roundup: High temperatures end Bears’ practice
August 2, 2001
Testy travelers ignore airline realities
August 2, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Americans are gifted grousers who in this vacation season are employing that gift against airlines. However, consider four facts about the complainers.
Wake Up Call: Working in a Kohl’s mine
Mag columnist sends an open letter from the sweat shops of Nicaragua
August 2, 2001
By Greg Douros Editor’s Note: Mag columnist Greg Douros is spending the summer in Nicaragua doing research to complete his master’s degree in sociology.
TOP MUSIC
August 2, 2001
SEVEN QUESTIONS with Lonnie Brooks
August 2, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Blues guitar hero Lonnie Brooks didn’t pick up a six-string until he was in his twenties. Born Lee Baker Jr. in 1933, he learned the craft from his banjo-playing grandfather, lending him a country twang that eventually helped bridge southern styles with northern. Brooks, a Louisiana native, proved a quick study.
The Mag: Lyrical storytelling
August 2, 2001
Lyrical storytelling Author and musician Chet Nichols gets his kicks on Route 66
The Mag: Get rich with sports junk
August 2, 2001
Get rich with sports junk Is auction site eBay the way to make your first million?
8-2 Short Stuff briefs
August 2, 2001
w/KRT photo Pool toys have become
Wastewater Inc. closing
August 2, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Kansas Waste Water Inc. is closing its DeSoto facility, which has been at the center of a years-long dispute involving state pollution laws, officials said Wednesday.
Raiders-Olathe North linescore
August 2, 2001
Raiders 11, Olathe North 7 Raiders 101 018 0 — 11 14 1
Business briefcase for Thursday
August 2, 2001
Reebok scores NBA deal The NBA will wear Reebok for the next 10 years under a marketing and licensing agreement announced Wednesday.
s sale
August 2, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Fifi Paden, who pioneered fine dining in Lawrence 21 years ago, is checking out of the restaurant business to focus on her health.
deli deal
August 2, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Michael Levy is bringing a taste of New York, a sprinkle of Europe and a cup of Colombia to a booming corner in northwest Lawrence.
The Mag: Melodramatic realism
August 2, 2001
Melodramatic realism A pair of local artists convey different techniques at Henry’s
People
August 2, 2001
King of Pop still a thriller Mariah gets psychiatric care Diesel runs on XXX octane Backstreet Boys not back yet
Girls still give it a twirl
Thousands catch on to the spin of a baton
August 2, 2001
In an industrial park, under the glare of fluorescent lights, Lauren Richardson unzips her baton case and begins to spin magic. The silver rod flashes between her fingers like a propeller. She tosses it high and pirouettes several times beneath, meeting it in time and space as if it were a bird lighting softly.
Stop ‘n’ go
August 2, 2001
Random thoughts on racing
World Briefs
August 2, 2001
Puerto Rico: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. completes jail sentence Israel : Smoking now banned in all public places Japan: Stabbing attack kills 1, injures 5 on Okinawa Havana: Newspaper Web site attacked by hackers Ukraine: Hippopotamus attacks teen intruder in pool
Antiquity echoes in Egyptian library
Religious texts, Microsoft manual among first items on shelves
August 2, 2001
A Quran, a Bible and a Microsoft manual were among the first books put on the shelves of a new library built not far from where Egyptian ruler Ptolemy I Soter’s renowned original stood in antiquity.
Authorities rule explosion at apartment was arson
Investigation turns into double-homicide case in Emporia
August 2, 2001
An apartment explosion that killed a woman and her young son was caused by arson, investigators said Wednesday. Federal and state authorities have begun a homicide investigation into the weekend blast that killed Dana Hudson, 19, who was from the Topeka area, and her son Gabriel, 13 months.
States feel revenue pinch as Internet cuts sales taxes
August 2, 2001
Sales tax revenue lost to transactions over the Internet could force many states to cut government spending or raise other taxes to compensate, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.
Manifesto destiny
Corporate Avenger pushes its political ideology through music
August 2, 2001
By Geoff Harkness On Dec. 8, 1830, U.S. president Andrew Jackson addressed the Indian Removal Act in his First Annual Message to Congress. The proposed legislation, Jackson said, would rid several states of “Indian occupancy, and enable those States to advance rapidly in population, wealth, and power. It will separate the Indians from immediate contact with settlements of whites…and perhaps cause them gradually, under the protection of the government and through the influence of good counsels, to cast off their savage habits and become an interesting, civilized, and Christian community.”
Movie Listings
August 2, 2001
The Mag: Movie Spread
August 2, 2001
A.I. A collaboration between Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg is a pretty bizarre notion — the coldly cerebral director behind “2001” and “A Clockwork Orange” doesn’t even belong in the same sentence as the crowd-pleaser who made “E.T.” and “Jurassic Park.” The two were friends, however, and they worked together for years to bring this science fiction drama to the screen, with Spielberg finally writing and directing based on Kubrick’s notes. The “Pinocchio”-inspired story of a robot child (Haley Joel Osment) searching for humanity, “A.I.” is full of contradictions, but they only serve to make it more interesting. It’s a truly unique, thought-provoking film, and it captures the styles of its two creators in totally unexpected — and fascinating — ways. (PG-13) — LL
Business briefs for Sunday
August 2, 2001
Faces and places Rose Marie Krehbiel Shortt is the new director of senior financial services at Peoples Bank, Lawrence. She is responsible for senior-oriented programs including travel, seminars, benefits and other activities. Shortt worked at Firstar Bank before joining Peoples, 4831 W. Sixth St.
The Mag: Made to order
August 2, 2001
(R) ***
Fraternity leans on pledges, alumni to keep it afloat
August 2, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Kansas University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is about $140,000 behind on its mortgage payments.
Chef cooks up ‘high-end’ deli deal
August 2, 2001
By Mark Fagan Michael Levy is bringing a taste of New York, a sprinkle of Europe and a cup of Colombia to a booming corner in northwest Lawrence. Levy plans to open West Side Deli & Market this fall in the Wakarusa Crossroads shopping center, on the southwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. The business will serve three distinct flavors of food service, he said: a New York-style deli, a section with sliced-to-order deli foods, and a coffee bar with espressos, cappuccinos and other specialty drinks.
Mavericks land Manning
Jazz wouldn’t match two-year offer to veteran
August 2, 2001
Mark Cuban’s generosity has lured Danny Manning, a free-agent forward, whom the Utah Jazz wanted to re-sign.Like his Dallas Mavericks did in the first round of last season’s NBA playoffs, Cuban beat the Jazz. The billionaire owner agreed to pay the 35-year-old Manning $3.2 million $1.5 million this year and the rest for the 2002-03 season.
Amusement ride failures rare, despite scary images
August 2, 2001
As a mammoth yellow carnival ride complete with twin Ferris Wheels spins in front of Mary Wiltse, her eyes follow warily. “I was just wondering if the little chairs will fall off,” said Wiltse, visiting the Fowlerville Fair with her two children. “Just being a mother, you worry about it. But it’s kind of like flying an airplane. There’s only one-in-a-million odds that you’d get hurt.”
Louis Lyda
August 2, 2001
Kansas coaches’ all-star games eventful
August 2, 2001
By Doug Pacey Wayne Simien’s doctor wouldn’t let him play. Blair Waltz played despite tendinitis in her left ankle. Erin Menard probably wishes she hadn’t played. And Heath Knight wishes he could do it all over again.
Judge orders records open in Wichita case
Media gain access to 911 transcript, autopsy results in quadruple homicide
August 2, 2001
Chief Judge Paul Buchanan unsealed Wednesday the 911 transcript and autopsy results connected with the execution-style killing of four people whose bodies were found in a Wichita soccer field last year.
Film Review - ‘Sexy Beast’
August 2, 2001
By Dan Lybarger “Sexy Beast” starts off as a conventional British heist film but progresses in delightfully strange and unpredictable ways. From the beginning, music video director Jonathan Glazer (who has previously teamed with Radiohead) comes up with oddly gripping images that enhance the harsh story they accompany.
The Mag: 8/2 Corporate Box
August 2, 2001
What: Corporate Avenger, AKP When: 9 p.m. today
The Mag: What are you reading?
August 2, 2001
What are you reading?
The Mag: A royal family
August 2, 2001
(G) **1/2
CD Reviews
August 2, 2001
The Mag: Born to be wild
August 2, 2001
(R) ***1/2
The Mag: Dodging bullets
August 2, 2001
Dodging bullets Saves the Day avoids the spotlight as third effort debuts on the Billboard charts
Fraternity leans on pledges, alumni to keep it afloat
August 2, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is about $140,000 behind on its mortgage payments. But leaders say a strong pledge class this fall should ensure the fraternity won’t lose the $3.6 million house it opened in 1998. In a letter sent in July to alumni fraternity members, the group’s House Corporation Board, a group of about 10 alumni, blamed the missed mortgage payments on lack of money caused by dwindling membership.
TOP MOVIES
August 2, 2001
Nation Briefs
August 2, 2001
Ohio: West Nile virus surfaces Utah: Divers find fossils pitched by Boy Scouts Alabama : Supreme Court displays Ten Commandments Atlanta: Plea deals sought in strip club trial
Forrest D. Brown
August 2, 2001
Memorial services for Dr. Forrest D. Brown, 78, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Alvamar Country Club. A wake will follow until 4 p.m. Private inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Dr. Brown died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Dodging bullets
Saves the Day avoids fame as new CD debuts on the charts
August 2, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Most indie musicians would be thrilled if their new record breached Billboard’s Top 100 on its first week of release. For Saves the Day vocalist Chris Conley whose third effort, “Stay What You Are” did just that, entering the charts July 20 at No. 100 it’s an achievement met with ambivalence.
Exclusive Online Profile: Motorcycle builder Rick Combs
Local custom builder makes biker’s fantasies a reality
August 2, 2001
By Michael Newman In the summer of 1998, the Solomon R. Guugenheim Museum in New York presented a show called The Art of the Motorcycle. While the endorsement of one to the world’s leading art museums is a fine thing, motorcycle owners, especially owners of big American v-twin powered bikes found nothing surprising about Motorcycles receiving broader recognition as objects of aesthetic appreciation. Most owners of Harley-Davidson motorcycles tend to view their own bikes as both vehicle and also canvas for their personal expression.
6Sports report: Pierce goes to Boston in 2002
August 2, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on former Jayhawk Paul Pierce’s new 6 year contract with the Boston Celtics.
6Sports report: Keeping heat related problems at a minimum
August 2, 2001
James Sido reports on the area sports teams taking precautions in the heat after the death of Minnesota Viking Korey Stringer.
6Sports report: Raiders headed to Newton
August 2, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Raiders games at the state tournament in Newton.
6News report: Hang on tight!
August 2, 2001
A report on the bull riding competition at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
6News report: Travel to go much smoother with newly opened interchange
August 2, 2001
A report on the newly opened East Topeka interchange.
Move over Mother’s Day this one’s for the family
August 2, 2001
On Mother’s Day, moms get flowers. On Father’s Day, dads man the grill. On “KidsDay,” families are going to spend time together. Four youth organizations have united to declare the first Sunday of August National KidsDay. On this year’s inaugural KidsDay Sunday Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 4-H, KidsPeace and YMCA hope to launch a tradition that fosters relationship-building activities.
What’s next burnt sienna?
August 2, 2001
Just wait until those Kansas State University football fans get ahold of this. Heinz is adding “Funky Purple” to its crayon box of condiment colors. Hoping to build on last year’s success with a “Blastin’ Green” ketchup especially popular with the younger set the company said this week the purple ketchup will be on store shelves in September
Miss America, no; Supreme Court, yes
August 2, 2001
Some facts about baton twirling. Many successful women were baton twirlers in their youth. Notable examples include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and actresses Debbie Reynolds and Sissy Spacek. Also, Lynne V. Cheney, senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute and wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, was a Wyoming baton twirling champion in 1958.
More than a pet project
Hetrick siblings stay busy with 4-H animals
August 2, 2001
By Jim Baker If you visit the Douglas County Free Fair this week, there’s a good chance that at least a few of the animals you see are raised by Joanna and Jacob Hetrick. Joanna and Jacob everyone calls them Jo and Jake don’t focus on just one or two animals, like beef cattle or swine, for their 4-H projects. Instead, the siblings routinely enter a barn full of animals in many competitive classes at the fair, which ends Saturday at the fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets.
Fifi’s changes hands
Owner’s health problems prompt restaurant’s sale
August 2, 2001
By Mark Fagan Fifi Paden, who pioneered fine dining in Lawrence 21 years ago, is checking out of the restaurant business to focus on her health. Paden and her husband, Charles, recently sold Fifi’s Restaurant to Bill Hazzard, who is the restaurant’s executive chef, and Kristine Midyett. Now 16 months after being diagnosed with cancer of the bone marrow, Fifi Paden said she decided that fighting one battle was enough.
Pool toys have become better, ‘crazier and crazier’
August 2, 2001
The days of simple pool rafts and beach balls are gone. Huge plastic snakes float with inflatable dolphins, crabs and frogs in today’s pools. “They’ve just become crazier and crazier,” said Mark Steen of Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies in Columbia, S.C, home of dozens of colorful pool toys. “Three years ago, they didn’t have things like this.”
Canseco clubs Kansas City - White Sox 7, Royals 6
August 2, 2001
Think Jose Canseco’s two homers were big? Imagine what they meant to the cancer patients he talked to before the game. After telling four cancer patients all under the age of 16 that he hoped to hit a home run for them, Canseco went out and homered in his first two at-bats Wednesday night as the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6.
Kansas trainers on guard
KU takes precautions against heat trauma
August 2, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Lynn Bott can empathize with the trainer of the Minnesota Vikings after lineman Korey Stringer died early Wednesday morning. Bott has been a Kansas University football trainer for a quarter of a century and the death of a player is a trainer’s biggest fear. “It’s our worst nightmare,” Bott said, “because we do everything in our power to prevent problems from happening.”
Pro-Bowler dies
Heat stroke claims Vikes’ Stringer
August 2, 2001
Korey Stringer was determined to prove himself, especially after he needed to be carted off the field on the first day of practice because of exhaustion in the sweltering heat. Instead, he collapsed because of a heat stroke after returning Tuesday and died 15 hours later. The death of the likeable Pro Bowl offensive tackle the first of its kind in the NFL left the Vikings and league in mourning and raised questions about how teams practice in the brutal heat of July and August.
On the record
August 2, 2001
Maps offer Lawrence task force look at spaces for growth, conservation
August 2, 2001
By Joy Ludwig The big picture of the county’s floodplains, land slopes, zoning, wooded areas and other land features came into focus Wednesday for Lawrence and Douglas County elected officials. Maps created by Lawrence city planners, the Douglas County Appraiser’s Office and Kansas University’s geography department were on display during a meeting of ECO2, a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce task force.
Lawrence briefs
August 2, 2001
18-year-old suspected in missing car case Vigil to mark anniversary of nuclear bombings
Beer truck targeted by masked twosome
August 2, 2001
By Mindie Paget Maybe they wanted the beer. Maybe they wanted the beer truck. It’s unclear why two men in ski masks in a black pickup tailed a beer van Wednesday afternoon, firing a shot at it as it rolled past the Paradise Saloon, Douglas County Sheriff’s Lt. Kathy Tate said.
Global population predicted to peak at 9 billion by 2070
August 2, 2001
The world’s population will peak at 9 billion over the next 70 years before beginning a decline into the 22nd century, Austrian researchers predict in a new study. The world population now stands at 6.1 billion, and the Austrian study projects that most of the new growth will continue to occur in developing countries.
Friends, family recall Finney’s compassion
August 2, 2001
Family and friends, the public and politicians turned out Wednesday to honor Joan Finney, Kansas’ first female governor. About 800 people gathered at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, where the former governor was a member. Burial and graveside services are set for today. Mrs. Finney, who died Saturday from complications associated with liver cancer, was governor from 1991-95 and state treasurer for 16 years before that.
Seniors’ parking plea looks for its place on city’s dance card
August 2, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Members of Lawrence’s Oldsters United for Responsible Service can swing, waltz and two-step with the best of them. Walking four blocks in stifling heat to the downtown Senior Center dance floor is a different story. That’s why the group’s five officers submitted a petition to the city officials a month ago asking that something be done about cramped parking space near the Senior Center, 745 Vt.
Report cites need for Park Service to educate
Nation ‘raising a generation of young Americans who are historically illiterate’
August 2, 2001
The National Park Service should expand to become a major part of the nation’s educational system, with a special emphasis on teaching history, according to a report on the future of the 384-unit park system released Wednesday.
Arctic drilling passes House
August 2, 2001
The House passed and sent to the Senate a broad energy bill early today that backs oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, rejecting claims that its development would devastate “a cathedral of nature” in need of protection. A proposal to require a boost in fuel efficiency of popular sport utility vehicles was rejected, although its supporters said the move would save as much oil as the Arctic refuge would produce.
Jesse C. Newman Sr.
August 2, 2001
Ina Mae Diehl
August 2, 2001
Forrest D. Brown
August 2, 2001
Scorchers continue
No let-up this week, forecasters predict
August 2, 2001
By Joel Mathis and Mindie Paget It’s been so hot this week that people with homes are joining the city’s homeless at an air-conditioned shelter. Gary Miller, president of the Lawrence Coalition for Homeless Concerns, said a temporary shelter in the gymnasium of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church has drawn more than three dozen people including some who have apartments but lack air conditioning.
WNBA Roundup: Liberty claim 66-63 victory over Shock
August 2, 2001
Vickie Johnson and Tari Phillips each scored 17 points to lead the New York Liberty to a 66-63 victory over the Detroit Shock on Wednesday night. Crystal Robinson added 10 points for the Liberty (18-9), who trail Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland by 212 games with five games remaining.
Ride ‘em cowboy
August 2, 2001
Matt Bohon, Cole Camp, Mo., hangs on for the bell and a score of 82 points during action in the Monster Bull Jackpot at the Douglas County Free Fair. Wednesday’s bull ride and mutton bustin’ show kicked off an evening of fair entertainment that also included family night at the Reed Carnival and a llama show.
National League Roundup: McGwire matches Killebrew
Slugger’s 573rd career home run powers Cardinals past Braves
August 2, 2001
Mark McGwire will delay any celebration of his new status on the career home run list. McGwire tied Harmon Killebrew for fifth place Wednesday night, connecting off Greg Maddux for No. 573 in St. Louis’ 4-0 win over Atlanta on Wednesday night.
American League Roundup: Hitchcock wins in return
Yankees nab ninth victory in 10 tries
August 2, 2001
The Yankees’ hitters sure made it easy for Sterling Hitchcock in his return to New York. The Yankees hit a season-high five home runs in the first three innings, then held on to beat Texas, 9-7, Wednesday night.
Golfers bank on ad deals
What do you call a PGA Tour pro not covered with corporate logos? Naked
August 2, 2001
They haven’t sold their souls, but that’s only because you can’t put a logo on a soul. Their hats are less to shield their eyes than to affix an advertisement. Their bags are the size of tuba cases not because they carry more clubs or balls but to provide space for sponsors.
Roddick turns back Moya
American teen-ager survives third-set thriller
August 2, 2001
Andy Roddick can add a former No. 1 to his list of victims and another warning to his list of run-ins with umpires. The American teen-ager moved into the third round of the Tennis MastersSeries-Canada on Wednesday with a 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 victory over Spain’s Carlos Moya.
Japan denies hiring researcher to spy
August 2, 2001
In a case that has raised concerns over possible scientific espionage, a Japanese institute said one of its scientists took Alzheimer’s research material from a clinic in Cleveland, but denied that it ordered him to do so.
Western-PNM merger talks buoy governor
August 2, 2001
The largest electric companies in Kansas and New Mexico have renewed negotiations on a merger deal, and Gov. Bill Graves says he is encouraged that they’re willing to talk. Western Resources Inc. and the Public Service Company of New Mexico announced a $4.4 billion deal last year.
Tree-trimming puts city, store at odds
August 2, 2001
By Mike Belt A tree trimming job along 23rd Street handled by a private tree service has raised the ire of officials at City Hall. Three locust trees on city right of way in front of University Book Shop, 1116 W. 23rd St., were trimmed to the point that they lost their value and had to be removed, Assistant City Manager David Corliss said.
Investigators decline search on missing intern tip
August 2, 2001
The FBI and police on Wednesday examined an anonymous tip to an Internet site alleging Chandra Levy’s body was buried under a parking lot near a Virginia military base 130 miles away. Plans for a search were put on hold.
Space invader’ defense proposed
August 2, 2001
The United States’ expanding commercial stake in space makes it likely the military will be called on to put both offensive and defensive weapons in orbit, the Air Force’s top general said Wednesday.
This week’s Race - Brickyard 400
August 2, 2001
Brickyard 400
Fort Riley detachment deployed to Kuwait
August 2, 2001
A detachment of 1,200 soldiers from Fort Riley will head to Kuwait this month in the first deployment of troops from the Army’s 1st Infantry Division to southwest Asia since Operation Desert Storm.
Kansas case puts hold on Missouri trials
August 2, 2001
A Kansas case before the U.S. Supreme Court has judges and attorneys postponing sexual predator trials, since the court’s ruling could force retrials or make it tougher for states to confine predators.
German gays exchange vows after disputed law takes effect
August 2, 2001
German gays exchanged vows at partnership ceremonies Wednesday, gaining rights previously reserved for married couples as a new law went into effect despite fierce opposition from some conservatives.
Cuba investigates American’s crash landing
August 2, 2001
Cuban authorities used a crane Wednesday to move a small plane that crash landed on the outskirts of the Cuban capital by a novice American pilot with a history of staging high-profile stunts.
Hundreds feared missing after Indonesian landslides
August 2, 2001
More than 800 people were missing Wednesday after massive landslides and floods struck a remote Indonesian island, triggered by torrential rains. Officials on Nias Island said at least 64 people had been confirmed dead, most from the devastated mountain village of Sambulu.
Blair trip to Argentina a first for British leader
August 2, 2001
The faltering Argentine economy topped Tony Blair’s agenda Wednesday in the first visit ever of a serving British prime minister to the country, which went to war with Britain in 1982 over the Falkland Islands.
Palestinians bury dead, vow revenge
August 2, 2001
A Palestinian crowd chanted “Death to Israel” on Wednesday and buried eight people killed in an airstrike, while the Israeli government dismissed international criticism and reasserted its intention to target militants for attack.
Victim in slaying was sister of legislator
August 2, 2001
The sister of a Kansas legislator was shot to death outside her apartment Tuesday, apparently by her estranged husband who then took his own life. Police called by one of the couple’s 12-year-old twin daughters found Risa Schnegelsiepen, 39, dead in front of the building about 7:45 a.m.
Crime fighters get a boost
Federal funds will help states process DNA samples
August 2, 2001
With hundreds of thousands of unanalyzed DNA samples sitting in state crime labs, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said Wednesday states would receive federal dollars to deal with the genetic evidence that could help solve crimes or clear the innocent.
State Legion Baseball Tournament: Peterson ready for another shot at O-North
August 2, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Nobody is happier the Lawrence Raiders drew Olathe North in the first round of the State Legion baseball tournament than Eric Peterson. While wearing a Free State High uniform last spring, Peterson pitched against Olathe North High twice.
KVA All-Star Match: Bechard has a blast
Former Lion lone Jayhawk-to-be on winning squad
August 2, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus When Ashley Bechard reports to the first day of Kansas University volleyball practice next week, she can boast about her Blue team winning Wednesday night’s Kansas Volleyball Assn. all-star volleyball match at Washburn Rural.
Pentagon wants base-closing study
August 2, 2001
The Pentagon will propose to Congress that an independent commission meet in 2003 to conduct one more round of military base closures and consolidations, officials said Wednesday.
Pentagon dodges ‘Code Red’ worm
August 2, 2001
The viruslike “Code Red” worm infected computers around the world Wednesday, although the outbreak wasn’t as severe as predicted. “We’re still watchful, but for the first time, we’re hopeful as well,” said Alan Paller, research director at the SANS Institute, a computer security think tank working with the government to monitor the Internet.
Bush reaches deal on patients’ rights
August 2, 2001
President Bush struck a deal Wednesday with a key Republican lawmaker on a compromise for a patients’ bill of rights, but the terms of the agreement threatened to destroy a bipartisan coalition considered crucial to the bill’s success.
Queen Mother hospitalized three days before 101st birthday
August 2, 2001
The Queen Mother Elizabeth had a blood transfusion Wednesday at a London hospital where she was being treated for anemia three days before her 101st birthday. She went to King Edward VII Hospital in the morning with inimitable style on her own two feet and decked out in one of her fancy hats.
Big Brother 2’ moves to later time slot
August 2, 2001
Is “Big Brother 2” getting too raunchy for the so-called family hour? CBS announced Wednesday that it is moving the reality series an hour later to 8 p.m. CDT each of the three nights it airs starting Tuesday.
Family hour’ growing dysfunctional
Study: Prime time programs becoming raunchier, more violent
August 2, 2001
Childhood innocence and television are an increasingly uneasy mix, according to a study released Wednesday. Youngsters watching television during the so-called family hour 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. CDT last season were exposed to bawdier humor and more coarse language and violence than in 1999, according to the Parents Television Council.
Chiefs training in same weather as Vikings’ camp
August 2, 2001
The heat-related death of Korey Stringer was especially shocking to the Kansas City Chiefs, who have been trapped in the same sultry weather pattern. Training in western Wisconsin, the Chiefs are just 83 miles from the Minnesota Vikings’ camp in Mankato, Minn. Several Chiefs were treated for dehydration Tuesday, including receiver Derrick Mayes.
Heat stroke common, preventable
Extreme heat second-leading cause of death among athletes under 40
August 2, 2001
Dying from the heat is an all-too-common occurrence in the summer despite advances in technology and physical conditioning, authorities say. Each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 300 Americans die from extreme heat every year, most of them elderly and infants.
2001 starting to look like 1984
August 2, 2001
By Bill Ferguson Warner Robins (Ga.) Daily Sun In 1949, a man named George Orwell published a book that frightened the world. The book was called “1984,” and the picture it painted of a future where every thought and action would be carefully monitored and controlled by a totalitarian government gave many readers nightmares.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
August 2, 2001
Rankings - July 29
August 2, 2001
That’s Racin’ ranks the top Winston Cup race teams based on performance and potential.
School starting too early
August 2, 2001
Parting shot
August 2, 2001
No Band Day
August 2, 2001
Grateful for Holcom league
August 2, 2001
Let’s get lost
Author and musician Chet Nichols gets his kicks on ‘Route 66’
August 2, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Chet Nichols is a storyteller. The desire to communicate has been in his veins since he first attended college in Oklahoma City and majored in theater. The city’s Bible-belt philosophy didn’t jive with him, though, so the Chicago native migrated to Kansas University and ended up earning his thespian credentials in Lawrence.
Melodramatic realism
A pair of artists convey unusual themes through paints and photos at Henry’s
August 2, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Aaron Marable and Brant Watson have a pretty good gig going for themselves. By day they tend the bar and coffeehouse at Henry’s, 11 E. Eighth St., and after hours they pursue their love of art. Marable does it with a brush, canvas and oil-based paints, while Watson focuses his attention through a camera lens. And they can view their art all day, as Henry’s is displaying the efforts of both young artists in its existing gallery space.
Out of Bounds: Get rich with sports junk
Could the Internet auction site eBay offer a way to make your first million?
August 2, 2001
By Seth Jones I’m going to strike it rich, folks. My latest get-rich-quick plot? This one’s practically guaranteed. It’s much better than my previous idea, the “Robert Downey Jr. is my co-pilot” bumper sticker.
Film Review - ‘Made’
Favreau and Vaughn join forces again for the uncomfortable comedy ‘Made’
August 2, 2001
By Jon Niccum At some point, everyone has come across that one guy who doesn’t know when to stop talking. The most minor situation turns into an ordeal because he asks questions when none are needed, volunteers inappropriate information or has to push an argument to the breaking point. This poses a huge problem if that guy is your best friend and your career involves organized crime.
His finest ‘Hour’
Legendary composer Lalo Schifrin continues as nation’s leading scorer
August 2, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Argentinean-born Lalo Schifrin’s enduring music is often easy to recognize. Trying to label it is another matter. The tense theme he wrote for the TV-show “Mission: Impossible” has been followed by memorable scores for films like “Cool Hand Luke,” Carlos Saura’s “Tango” and the Bruce Lee classic “Enter the Dragon.” From the more than 100 film scores he has penned, six have earned him Oscar nominations. At the same time, he composed and arranged (and played piano on) jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie’s 1960 album “Gillespiana” and has even written arrangements for the Three Tenors concerts featuring Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras.
KGS, KPS offer gas refunds
Through Nov. 1, customers can qualify for credits up to $495
August 2, 2001
By Mark Fagan Customers stung by spiraling natural gas costs this past winter soon could be getting some payback. Area natural gas companies are offering refund credits of up to $495 for customers who meet income and service guidelines. The credits are part of a settlement stemming from taxes unfairly tacked onto customer bills in the late 1980s.
Briefcase
August 2, 2001
Reebok scores NBA deal Pepsico Inc.: Feds clear Quaker purchase Purchasing report: Midwest economy still lags Economy: Construction spending falls for 4th consecutive month
Daily ticker
August 2, 2001
Pierce sees green in Boston
Former Jayhawk signs extension with Celtics
August 2, 2001
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce signed a contract extension worth at least $85 million on Wednesday, an agreement that will make the FleetCenter his basketball home for at least the next seven seasons. “This is just a great city to be in,” Pierce said. “I’m happy that I’m going to be here for the long haul, and hopefully we can put another banner up in the rafters.”
Renovation work has employees fuming
Fumes from concrete sealant causes sickness, closure of several court offices in Lawrence
August 2, 2001
By Mike Belt A court worker got sick and some offices were closed Wednesday, apparently because of irritating fumes from a concrete sealant used in renovating a part of the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center. Windows were opened to vent the building, 111 E. 11th St. Officials will decide this morning if offices for the District Court Clerk and Court Services will reopen today.
s close
August 2, 2001
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.65; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.70; soybeans, $4.83. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.68; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.70; soybeans, $4.85. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.68; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.70; soybeans, $4.83. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.70; soybeans, $4.83. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.70; soybeans, $4.83.
Journalism students honored
August 2, 2001
KU journalism students receive magazine prizes
The Mag: CD reviews
August 2, 2001
Nat King Cole “Night Lights”
KU trainers to be on guard
August 2, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Lynn Bott can empathize with the trainer of the Minnesota Vikings after lineman Korey Stringer died early Wednesday morning.
Renovation work has court employees fuming ––— Fumes from concrete sealant causes sickness, closure of offices
August 2, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A court worker got sick and some offices were closed Wednesday, apparently because of fumes from a concrete sealant used in renovating part of the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center.
The Mag: Top Movies
August 2, 2001
Movies 1. “Planet of the Apes,” $69.5 million
Thursday Best Bets
August 2, 2001
“TOY STORY 2” will be shown as part of the Movies in the Park series at 8:30 p.m. today at South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets. TODAY
City unhappy about tree job
August 2, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A tree trimming job along 23rd Street handled by a private tree service has raised the ire of officials at City Hall.
The Mag: Food cutline
August 2, 2001
Thad Allender/Journal-World Photo A HAMBURGER topped with guacamole and salsa is just one example of the many twists Molly McGee’s, 2429 Iowa, puts on American cuisine.
The Mag: 8/2 Brooks Box
August 2, 2001
What: Lonnie Brooks When: 9 p.m. Saturday
The Mag: 8/2 Best Bets
August 2, 2001
Born again Kill Creek,
The Mag: 8/2 Saves the Day box
August 2, 2001
What: Saves the Day, Dashboard Confessional, Hey Mercedes, Hot Rod Circuit When: 7 p.m. today
The Mag: 8/2 Parting Shot cutline
August 2, 2001
Beads of sweat
Friends and Neighbors, 4th of July baby
August 2, 2001
FIRST FOURTH OF JULY … Trinidy Nikole Thompson enjoyed this year’s Independence Day celebration. Trinidy, 5 months, is the daughter of Marc and Megan Isaacks, Grantville. She is the granddaughter of John and Donna Isaacks, Grantville, and Joel and Dee Thompson, Topeka. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For More Friends and Neighbors go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
The Mag: Extra Arts note
August 2, 2001
Willmott to speak at Micheaux festival
The Mag: Weird News
August 2, 2001
Lead stories News of the Weird has reported before on “smart toilets” that can make daily health-status readings, but in July, the Cheshire, England, company Twyford told a BBC reporter that it had racheted up the technology a bit with a model that automatically performs urine and fecal analysis for users and could then transmit the results to the family doctor via the Internet in the event the readings are out of line. A Twyford spokesman said the toilet also could call the local grocer to, say, send over some beans if the results indicated a lack of roughage in the diet. (Availability of the toilet is still several years away.)
Arts Notes
August 2, 2001
Family event sparks children’s imaginations Willmott to speak at Micheaux festival