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This weekend’s races
August 3, 2001
Coming up this weekend are the Brickyard 400, Kroger 200, Powerstroke Diesel 200 and the Fram Autolite Nationals.
The Lawrence Raiders: 6Sports athletes of the week
August 3, 2001
After loosing their second Zone Tournament game to Blue Valley, the Lawrence Raiders came back to win the Zone Tournament Championship title. Now they’re playing at the state level. In round one play on Thursday, the Raiders rallied past Olathe North for the win with a final score of 11-7.
6Sports report: KU no show on a preseason poll
August 3, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the absence of KU from the ESPN/USA Today preseason poll that was realeased on Thursday.
Transfer joins KU golf
August 3, 2001
Kansas University’s golf team has added a transfer, Jill MacDonald from Kent State. MacDonald, a junior from Calgary, Alberta, will be eligible to compete for the Jayhawks this fall. She’s a three-time member of the Alberta team at the Canadian Juniors and a two-time member of the Alberta team at the Junior Americas’ Cup.
Moore hurts shoulder
Lions’ receiver out of action for undetermined amount of time
August 3, 2001
Detroit Lions receiver Herman Moore separated his right shoulder in practice at Saginaw Valley State on Thursday, after tripping over another player. It wasn’t clear how long Moore will be out. A team official said Moore was running downfield, tripped over Desmond Howard and fell to the ground.
Manning makes it official
Ex-Jayhawk puts signature on two-year deal with Dallas
August 3, 2001
Danny Manning won’t be starting for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks during the 2001-02 season. That’s OK with the 35-year-old former Kansas University All-American, who has learned to fully accept his role as a spark off the bench. “I feel like I can make a contribution every night I step on the court,” Manning said Thursday in Dallas after signing a two-year guaranteed contract with the Mavericks.
State briefs
August 3, 2001
Moran sets deadline to decide on campaign Finney burial service draws 150 mourners Authorities arrest teen wanted in slayings
Barrel case defendant’s team gets new lawyers
Judge adds experienced litigators in capital punishment case
August 3, 2001
The judge presiding over the John E. Robinson case has appointed two experienced lawyers to assist a young attorney hired last month by the serial murder suspect.
Judge rejects early probation for ex-priest
August 3, 2001
Former priest Robert Larson will stay in prison for molesting four boys while serving at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton, a judge ruled.
National League Roundup: Giants stretch win streak to eight
Rueter baffles Bucs as San Francisco claims 3-0 triumph
August 3, 2001
Kirk Rueter’s strategy is to keep things as simple as possible. Most of the time, it works. “He’s a winner,” said Pittsburgh manager Lloyd McClendon after watching Rueter allow one hit over seven innings as San Francisco defeated the Pirates, 3-0, Thursday. Rueter (11-7) pitched the Giants to their season-high eighth straight victory.
American League Roundup: Reed wins Twins debut
Minnesota jolts Jays, halts five-game slid
August 3, 2001
Rick Reed tried hard to impress his new teammates. Maybe even too hard. Reed won his first start for Minnesota despite allowing a career high-tying 12 hits, and the Twins stopped a five-game losing streak by beating Toronto, 9-4, Thursday. “I got caught up in trying to make a big impression,” said Reed, acquired from the New York Mets on Monday for outfielder Matt Lawton.
Head, Davies tied at 68
Rain plagues first round of British Open
August 3, 2001
Laura Davies waited three hours to make an 18-foot birdie putt that took her to the top of the leaderboard at the British Open on Thursday. Reaching the 12th green in two in heavy rain, Davies then heard the hooter sound to halt play.
Newman services
August 3, 2001
Vikings practice as state investigates Stringer’s death
August 3, 2001
Filing past bouquets and balloons left by grieving fans, the Minnesota Vikings returned to practice Thursday with hopes football would provide comfort for a team in mourning. The state, meanwhile, began investigating the heatstroke death of tackle Korey Stringer to determine whether the Vikings were negligent. The investigation is routine in a workplace fatality. With conditions considerably cooler than the day Stringer collapsed, the Vikings went through light workouts and insisted that rules and precautions had been followed.
Vivian M. Allison
August 3, 2001
Elbert Hubbell
August 3, 2001
Student unions offer new perks
August 3, 2001
By Terry Rombeck A new convenience store, dining options and computer lab will greet students as they return to the Kansas Union for the fall semester.
Fumes lessen in court offices
August 3, 2001
By Mike Belt All Douglas County District Court offices were open Thursday as a problem with fumes from a construction project lessened.
Math test results for state offer mixed messages
Kansas fourth- and sixth-graders fare well overall, but gap exists between white and minority students
August 3, 2001
Kansas students generally did better than their counterparts in other states on a national math test, but officials still are concerned about a performance gap for black and Hispanic students. Kansas fourth-graders tied with Vermont and North Carolina for sixth place on the National Assessment of Educational Progress math test. Kansas eighth graders tied with Maine for third.
Heat thwarts fair attendance
August 3, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Staying cool at the Douglas County Free Fair is simple for Bobbie Jo Smith, a carnival worker from Kansas City, Kan. She slips a wet paper towel under her hat.
Government estimates homeschool numbers
August 3, 2001
About 850,000 of the nation’s 50 million children are being taught at home rather than in schools, mostly by parents who are well-educated and live in cities, a new government study estimates. The report, released this week by the Education Department, calculates that 1.7 percent of American children were homeschooled in 1999, resulting in a total estimate higher than in the past.
Generic Prozac hits shelves
August 3, 2001
The biggest generic drug launch in history began Thursday as Barr Laboratories started shipping a generic form of the anti-depressant Prozac to stores for sale. Barr won’t specify how much the generic drug will cost, but said the price will be between 25 to 40 percent lower than Prozac’s daily cost of $2.63. That means the approximately 2 million people taking Prozac would save up to $383 annually.
New real estate agent works to build a market in Lawrence
August 3, 2001
Name: John Olmstead
Unemployment claims continue to decline
August 3, 2001
New claims for state unemployment insurance fell last week, the third sharp decline in a row, suggesting that the rash of layoffs seen in recent months may be moderating.
Court rejects Microsoft request
Ruling clears way for penalty decision
August 3, 2001
An appeals court refused Thursday to reconsider its decision that Microsoft illegally mingled its Windows operating system and Internet browser, handing the software giant a setback in its four-year antitrust battle with the government. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied Microsoft’s request in a brief order, clearing the way for the case to be sent back to a lower court to decide Microsoft’s penalty for being an illegal monopoly.
Legislation aims to fix tax trap
Lawmakers propose relief for thousands lured by stock options
August 3, 2001
Congress will consider a tax break for people who faced huge tax bills after they exercised incentive stock options in 2000 and then saw their stock plummet during the technology swoon. Legislation introduced Thursday would provide one-time relief for people who owe the alternative minimum tax because of paper stock profits they never actually realized.
Ag officials fear wheat tainted by defoliant
August 3, 2001
State officials have embargoed $2.8 million worth of wheat after finding part of the crop had been sprayed with a dangerous herbicide before harvest.
Texans to spend tax holiday shopping
August 3, 2001
Attention bargain hunters: Texas is holding its version of the blue-light special in the form of a sales tax moratorium Friday through Sunday on most footwear and clothing items priced below $100.
CIA link to Peruvian spymaster divulged
August 3, 2001
The Central Intelligence Agency paid the Peruvian intelligence organization run by fallen spymaster Vladimiro Montesinos $1 million a year for 10 years to fight drug trafficking, despite evidence that Montesinos was also in business with Colombia’s big drug cartels, Knight Ridder has learned.
Schumacher ready to rest during break
August 3, 2001
Michael Schumacher can use a few weeks off after escaping injury in two wrecks. The second, at the start of the German Grand Prix on Sunday, was especially scary. Schumacher’s Ferrari bogged down immediately, and Luciano Burti slammed into it and vaulted just over the head of the three-time Formula One champion.
Tuckwin reception moved
August 3, 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.
Peru pilots to face charges for downing missionary plane
August 3, 2001
The two Peruvian air force pilots who mistakenly shot down an American missionary plane over the Amazon will be tried in military court for crimes committed while carrying out orders.
Bosnian Serb convicted of genocide
August 3, 2001
The U.N. war crimes tribunal found a Bosnian Serb general guilty of genocide Thursday for the killing of up to 8,000 Muslims at the U.N.-protected enclave of Srebrenica in 1995. It was the first genocide conviction in Europe since shortly after World War II.
NASA begins release of global 3-D map
August 3, 2001
NASA has begun releasing the most accurate global map ever created 3-D images of mountains, valleys and plains that were put together from a trillion measurements of the Earth’s surface by a space shuttle crew last year.
Acclaimed science fiction writer dies
August 3, 2001
Master science fiction writer Poul Anderson, author of futuristic tales of human courage, died of complications related to prostate cancer. He was 74.
Patients rights bill a victory for Bush
House passes measure on 226-203 vote
August 3, 2001
The House of Representatives endorsed President Bush’s version of a “patients bill of rights” on almost straight party-line votes that Republicans hailed as Democrats seethed. Bush’s position won 218-213 on a bellwether vote early Thursday night that showed that the Republican leadership had enough support to prevail. Republicans voted for the Bush position 214-6 while Democrats opposed it 206-3. Each side drew an independent’s vote. The House later passed the bill on a final vote of 226-203.
$2 million ranch a landmark for northeast Kansas archdiocese
August 3, 2001
Prairie Star Ranch is a unique offering for Catholics in the region. It’s the only year-round Catholic camping facility within a 200-mile radius, according to Dana Nearmyer, ranch director and youth consultant for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.
Religion briefs
August 3, 2001
Calvary Temple plans Singspiration Night Mustard Seed offers water baptism service Ninth Street plans music workshop Songwriter to visit Eudora church
Spirituality
August 3, 2001
Graham visits mural,town where he was ordained Catholics in Oregon want ‘Antichrist’ sign removed Three U.S. denominations criticize stem cell research Judge sets protest rules
Chaplain writes words of advice on loss
Illness, layoffs and other life challenges reveal that ‘some things truly aren’t fair’
August 3, 2001
When her best friend’s baby died, Andra Adolfson called her mother, Mary Farr, for advice. She did not know what to do, she told Farr. Should she call now? Should she wait a few days? What should she say?
Extreme acts of faith
New Catholic ranch aims to make spirituality fun
August 3, 2001
By Jim Baker This isn’t your father’s church youth camp.
Changes at KU
August 3, 2001
More time needed
August 3, 2001
Ex-presidents costly to taxpayers
August 3, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Something good might come from Bill Clinton’s “homecoming” to Harlem if it focuses our attention on what taxpayers pay to subsidize all of our former presidents. Congress began helping out ex-presidents in 1958 because Harry Truman was a relatively poor man and because it was thought proper to help ease the transition of former presidents back into private life.
Espionage drives U.S.-China relations
August 3, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group China used its legal system to seize two Chinese-American scholars as hostages and then to free them as an offering to Colin Powell just before he visited Beijing last weekend. This is more than dictatorial business as usual. Beijing hides an important message in plain sight.
TV tether
August 3, 2001
J-W Editorials The lure of television dollars is playing havoc with university sports schedules. Exposure on national television can be a good thing for a university and its athletic teams, but, at the same time, there usually is a cost attached to the TV bait.
Stewart learning to keep quiet
August 3, 2001
A politically correct Tony Stewart? What’s next, a raging Bobby Labonte or a hilarious Mark Martin? Stewart is one of Winston Cup’s few outspoken drivers. His latest outburst occurred after he was black-flagged late in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona last month for racing below the yellow line.
Gordon dives deep for privacy
August 3, 2001
Unlike most famous drivers, Jeff Gordon can pursue his favorite hobby in near solitude 125 feet under water. Sharks don’t want autographs, of course, and not many NASCAR fans can be found beneath the sea off the Caribbean island of Saba. The three-time Winston Cup champion’s new passion is scuba diving, which at first was scarier to him than driving at 200 mph in a pack of cars.
Kentucky angler leads bass tourney
Tropical Storm Barry looming on horizon
August 3, 2001
Gerald Swindle wasn’t the first-day leader of the 31st Annual BassMasters Classic in New Orleans, but the Mississippi Gulf Coast native is the most thankful angler on hand. With Tropical Storm Barry looming on the horizon, Kentucky angler David Walker did his best to grab the day one lead with a five-fish limit weighing 12 pounds, four-ounces Thursday before 10,000 spectators at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Sparks slug Monarchs
August 3, 2001
Lisa Leslie scored 23 points and hit the winning free throw with 1:29 remaining as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Sacramento Monarchs 67-62 Thursday night for their 14th consecutive victory and WNBA-record 17th in a row at home.
Quentin Grandstaff
August 3, 2001
Less than a week before city bus workers vote whether to unionize, one of the vote’s organizers says he is being fired because of his pro-union efforts.
Lawrence resident dreads new student neighbors
August 3, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Joan Stevenson dreads this time of year.
s close
August 3, 2001
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.61; corn, $1.74; milo, $1.69; soybeans, $4.69. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.74; milo, $1.69; soybeans, $4.71. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.74; milo, $1.69; soybeans, $4.69. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.74; milo, $1.69; soybeans, $4.69. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.74; milo, $1.69; soybeans, $4.69.
New real estate agent builds market in Lawrence
August 3, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Name: John Olmstead.
s close
August 3, 2001
Dow Industrials +41.17, 10,551.18
8/3 Free State garage sale
August 3, 2001
FSHS groups schedule Saturday fund-raisers
Fumes lessen in courts
August 3, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com All Douglas County District Court offices were open Thursday as a problem with fumes from a construction project lessened.
Friends and Neighbors, Chili Peppers champs - softball team
August 3, 2001
CHILI PEPPERS CHAMPS … The Chili Peppers softball team won the Father’s Day Tournament June 16 and 17 at Russell. The players are 10-year-old girls from the Perry-Lecompton area. Back row, from left: coaches Steve Kasson, Bryan Williams, Brian Horsch; middle row: Emily Huerter, Courtney Kasson, Erin Powell, Madison Horsch, Daffodil Reumund and LeeAnne Pringle; front row, from left: Andrea Phillips, Chelsea Williams, Sam Kopp, Sandy Robbins, Kristen Boleski and Lauren Miller. 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.
Union etc.
August 3, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com A new convenience store, dining options and computer lab will greet students as they return to the Kansas Union for the fall semester.
Baker library renovation project begins
August 3, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Baldwin — Collins Library is not a quiet place to study right now.
Raiders rally past Olathe North
August 3, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Newton — Nothing like an eight-spot to put the other team behind the eight-ball.
Underage drinking
August 3, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Is it easy for someone under 21 years old to be served an alcoholic beverage in Lawrence?
Area briefs
August 3, 2001
FSHS groups schedule Saturday fund-raisers Immunization clinics are today, Saturday Boosters to sponsor dinner, street dance
6Sports report: Raiders move on in State play
August 3, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Raiders’ win over Olathe North in the first day of State Tournament play.
Macho attitude prevalent in NFL
Stringer’s death won’t change motto: ‘Sweat in August, win in December’
August 3, 2001
If you think that Minnesota Viking Korey Stringer’s death from heat stroke Wednesday will galvanize the football community and ensure that something like this will never happen again, here is the cold truth. It won’t.
Area briefs
August 3, 2001
Early-morning house fire leaves family homeless City worker accepts Revenue Department post Blood center seeks donations Student journalists from KU win national recognition
On the record
August 3, 2001
Democrats push for expanded immigration plan
August 3, 2001
In a push for a broadly inclusive immigration plan, House and Senate Democrats Thursday said the United States should create a program to legalize undocumented workers of all nationalities, and that such employees should enjoy the same labor rights as everyone else.
Senators reject one, approve another nomination
Bush’s pick to head consumer agency falls short in committee; FBI director confirmed by full Senate
August 3, 2001
The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday voted against President Bush’s choice to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission, dealing the new administration its first nomination setback.
Daily ticker
August 3, 2001
Former Chrysler executive hired to help rebuild GM
August 3, 2001
In a move to reinvigorate its product line, General Motors Corp. said Thursday it had hired former Chrysler Corp. executive Robert Lutz as vice chairman in charge of product development. Lutz, 69, was the force behind the production of some of Chrysler’s most exciting and unorthodox vehicles, including the Dodge Viper.
Hepatitis fears cloud State Fair
Health officials launch plan to stem outbreak before September
August 3, 2001
With the Kansas State Fair about a month away, Reno County health officials are launching a vaccination effort against an outbreak of hepatitis A that has afflicted 58 people since last fall.
Move marks start of library renovation
August 3, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Collins Library is not a quiet place to study right now.
Conviction based on AA confession overturned
August 3, 2001
A federal judge overturned a manslaughter conviction, saying conversations among Alcoholics Anonymous participants should not have been used as evidence because such exchanges are a form of religious communication.
Delving into Scripture
Presbyterian scholar defends ban on gay clergy
August 3, 2001
Is homosexuality condemned by the Bible?
New titles diminish professionals
August 3, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate There is no better key to a culture than language. The lilting poetry of everything uttered in Ireland, for instance, shows a depth of spirit that punishing hardship never could obliterate.
Pregnancy rates show promise
August 3, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I bring you shocking news.
Baker library renovation project begins
August 3, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Baldwin — Collins Library is not a quiet place to study right now.
World Championships Notebook: Bailey blasts adopted land
Injured sprinter says Canadians show little respect to 1996 gold medalist
August 3, 2001
Donovan Bailey’s sentimental farewell Thursday turned into a parting shot at his adopted country. The former world record holder and 1996 Olympic 100-meter champion ripped Canadian journalists and track fans for failing to appreciate his greatness. “If you are fifth in the Olympics you are a hero in Canada,” he said in a statement.
Elza Bellamy
August 3, 2001
Royals paste White Sox; Suppan back in win column - Royals 6, White Sox 3
August 3, 2001
More than a month since his last victory, Jeff Suppan finally got what he needed from his Kansas City teammates some runs. Raul Ibanez hit a bases-loaded triple to spark a six-run third as the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox, 6-3, Thursday night. “It means a lot to put up a six-spot in one inning. It’s just nice to get a big lead,” Suppan said after securing his first win since June 29.
Pro-union driver faces firing
City bus employees to vote Wednesday on collective-bargaining effort
August 3, 2001
By Joel Mathis Less than a week before city bus workers vote whether to unionize, one of the vote’s organizers says he is being fired because of his pro-union efforts. “I knew I had a bull’s-eye on my back,” Quentin Grandstaff, a bus driver, told the Journal-World Thursday.
News briefs
August 3, 2001
Teen birth rates fall Powerball jackpot rises Car explosion injures six Bombing, protests resume
Chicago goes from sizzling to soggy
August 3, 2001
A severe thunderstorm brought relief from three days of oppressive heat Thursday, but also left Chicago-area commuters stranded, basements flooded, planes grounded and thousands without power.
Music workshop strives to orchestrate peace
August 3, 2001
The orchestra played behind guarded doors. Photographs of the entire group, some of its members there without their government’s permission, were strictly prohibited. So were bags and even umbrellas.
Mother-to-be wants to spread news of birth herself
August 3, 2001
Local briefs
August 3, 2001
Transfer joins KU Kansas University’s golf team has added a transfer, Jill MacDonald from Kent State. MacDonald, a junior from Calgary, Alberta, will be eligible to compete for the Jayhawks this fall. She’s a three-time member of the Alberta team at the Canadian Juniors and a two-time member of the Alberta team at the Junior Americas’ Cup.
Orpha Mae Keeling
August 3, 2001
Local briefs
August 3, 2001
Crime: Distributor offers reward for information in shooting Classic Eagle Distribution is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects who fired a gunshot Wednesday afternoon at one of its delivery vans northeast of Lawrence. The money will be added to a Crime Stoppers reward, Douglas County Sheriff’s Lt. Ken Massey said. Crime Stoppers reward amounts vary from case to case, Massey said. The Classic Eagle van was traveling on U.S. Highway 24-40 near the Paradise Saloon when one of two masked men in a pickup truck fired a shot at it from a rifle, Massey said. The van was not struck, he said. The truck was described as a late 1970s or early 1980s Ford half-ton, Massey said. The truck was black but it looked like it had been spray painted with a can, Massey said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 843-TIPS, and callers may remain anonymous. The Sheriff’s Office also can be called direct at 841-0007. ____________ Reunion: ‘60s and ‘70s KU activists in Lawrence for celebration About 90 Kansas University campus activists from the late 1960s are registered for a three-day reunion that kicked off Thursday night with a reception at Liberty Hall. “A lot of people think this is only for those who were seriously politically active from like 1969 to 1972, but our intent is make it broad enough to include anyone who’s interested in looking back at where they were then and where they are now,” said Wayne Sailor, who once published Reconstruction and Vortex, the area’s underground newspapers. He is now a KU professor and one of the reunion’s organizers. Reunion events include: Forums and discussions all day today at Plymouth Congregationalist Church, 925 Vt. Live music and barbecue, 8 p.m. today, at The TeePee, U.S. Highways 40 and 59. Registration still can be made in person today with Caroljean Brune at Plymouth Congregational Church. ____________ Health: Bert Nash gets grant to expand WRAP program Bert Nash Mental Health Center will soon receive a $803,000 federal grant to expand its services. The Department of Health and Human Services grant is designed to help Bert Nash put its Working to Recognize Alternative Possibilities program better known as WRAP in elementary schools in Douglas County. The program already has proven effective in middle schools and high schools in Lawrence, Baldwin and Eudora. The office of U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, R-Kan., announced awarding of the grant. ____________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.199 at the Citgo station in North Lawrence. 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.
Carding catches on in city
August 3, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Is it easy for someone under 21 years old to be served an alcoholic beverage in Lawrence? Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall and the alcoholic beverage industry say, “No.”
Union renovation leaves fewer options for bowling fun
August 3, 2001
By Terry Rombeck On a Friday night, getting a lane at Royal Crest Lanes can be as tough as picking up a 7-10 split. Bowlers often wait an hour for a spare lane, and the wait could be even longer in the upcoming year.
Repairs at lake nearly finished
Lone Star Lake undergoes dredging, spillway work
August 3, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Construction slowly is coming to a close at Lone Star Lake. Dredging of the lake’s southwest arm ended two weeks ago. The work originally was to be completed in June. But the contractor, Dredge America, Kansas City, Mo., ran into several complications, including low water levels and heavier sediments.
Educator sentenced on pornography charges
August 3, 2001
Former Plainville school principal Jeff Scott will spend three years on probation on child pornography charges, a judge ruled.
People
August 3, 2001
Home-town proud Been there, done that Jagger keeps rolling Stage: The final frontier
Headline News ready to turn page
Newscasts to pick up the pace with barrage of information
August 3, 2001
Headline News, which started nearly two decades ago as CNN’s stepchild, has always branded itself as a place for quick, one-stop information shopping: news, weather, business, sports all in one place, all in a half-hour package.
Being attractive brings problems of its own
August 3, 2001
What are the prospects for the very pretty (or handsome) child? Does she (or he) usually have smooth sailing all the way? Well, that child has some remarkable advantages. She is much more likely to accept herself and enjoy the benefits of self-confidence.
Horoscopes
August 3, 2001
Complete schedules, standings
August 3, 2001
Here are the up-to-date schedules and drivers’ point standings for Winston Cup, NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Trucks, CART, Formula One and IRL.
Fossil find puts face on dinosaur
August 3, 2001
Paleontologists have unearthed two exceedingly rare skulls of a titanosaur, finally putting a face on one of the world’s most common, yet least understood dinosaurs.
Status of sprinters uncertain
Jones might be left off relay team; KC’s Greene slowed by tendinitis
August 3, 2001
The World Outdoor Track and Field Championships begin today and two of the sport’s biggest stars, Marion Jones and Maurice Greene, still are uncertain about all the events in which they will compete.
Eight-spot sparks Raiders
Lawrence rallies past Olathe North, 11-7, in first round
August 3, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Nothing like an eight-spot to put the other team behind the eight-ball. Lawrence’s Raiders rallied for eight runs in the sixth inning and stunned Olathe North, 11-7, in the opening game of the State Legion baseball tournament on Thursday afternoon at Klein-Scott Field. “That inning was awesome,” Raiders pitcher Aaron Madill said. Madill was a bit awesome himself.
Year-round residents urge neighborliness
August 3, 2001
By Joel Mathis Joan Stevenson dreads this time of year. The longtime Lawrence resident lives on Alabama Street, just south of Kansas University. The beginning of August brings an influx of new neighbors in the surrounding rental houses and often, she said, more traffic, noise and trash.
Briefcase
August 3, 2001
McDonald’s orders up spicier menu for Florida LaGarde Inc. sells $300,000 stake Walt Disney beats Wall Street estimates Factory orders fall 2.4 percent in June
Suspect in New England slayings reportedly planned to kill again
August 3, 2001
A man who police say admitted killing three strangers during a weeklong crime spree had returned to his hometown intending to kill a police officer and plan bank robberies, prosecutors said Thursday.
Business briefcase for Friday
August 3, 2001
McDonald’s spices up menu in Florida