Archive for Saturday, August 4, 2001

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Weddings
August 4, 2001
Weddings
August 4, 2001
Harrison-Bedient Kimberly Ann Harrison and Shawn Michael Bedient, both of Lawrence, were married Aug. 14, 2000, at Jim Brother’s Art Studio in Lawrence, with Jim Brothers officiating.
State briefs
August 4, 2001
Salina: Sentenced reduced in child porn case Washington: Kansas native wins national honors McLouth: Enrollment scheduled
State Briefs
August 4, 2001
ABILENE: Swedish artist’s work being put on the block HUTCHINSON: Fired police officers seek reinstatement WICHITA: Mother, daughter found dead at home
Scouting news
August 4, 2001
Parking issue
August 4, 2001
To the editor: This letter is in response to the Aug. 2 article about the city-owned parking lot between the senior center and the library.
Military news
August 4, 2001
Military news
August 4, 2001
Army Reserve Pvts. Christopher Rousselo and Melanie Claggett have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Rousselo is the son of Vickey Rousselo, Lawrence. Claggett is the daughter of Robert and Peggy Claggett, Eudora.
Club news
August 4, 2001
Club News
August 4, 2001
The Lawrence 99er Duplicate Bridge Club’s July 25 game used the Mitchell movement, was stratified and was directed by Don Brennaman. North-South winners were led by Harry Talley and Don Daugherty, followed by Frances Vogel and Dorothy Arth. Glenna Herd and Betty Spalsbury placed third. Albert Ballard and Emily Foster placed second in the C session.
Death toll in prison hunger strike climbs to 30
August 4, 2001
A hunger striker protesting Turkey’s prison system starved to death Friday, raising the number of prisoners who have died in the fast to 30. The hunger strikers are protesting new maximum-security prisons with small cells that they say isolate prisoners and leave them open to abuse by guards.
Convicted scholar gets OK to teach
Hong Kong school’s decision largely applauded
August 4, 2001
Saying they lacked enough information to decide otherwise, executives at Hong Kong’s City University decided Friday to let U.S. scholar Li Shaomin continue teaching, despite his conviction on spying charges in China.
Blast rocks London
August 4, 2001
With Londoners on guard against terror bombs, the streets of Belfast smoldering through nightly riots and two alleged paramilitary soldiers arrested for murder, the troubles of Northern Ireland reminded Britons Friday of the bad old days before the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement.
Group suspends germ warfare negotiations
August 4, 2001
Six years of negotiations to enforce a global ban against germ warfare were formally suspended Friday because of a pullout by the United States. “Quite a number of delegations would be reluctant to engage in continued negotiations among themselves in the absence of a major negotiating partner, that is the United States of America,” said Tibor Toth, chairman of the 56-nation talks.
6Sports report: Tuckwin’s last day
August 4, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Jerry Tuckwin’s final day as Haskell’s Athletic Director.
6Sports report: Raiders manage only 2 hits
August 4, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Raiders’ 2nd round loss to Emporia at the State Tournament.
Macedonia fighting rages as peace talks continue
August 4, 2001
Ethnic Albanian rebels clashed with government forces, seizing more territory and controlling a key road as negotiators tried Friday to bridge differences between majority Macedonians and ethnic Albanians over a peace deal.
Former spy chief says CIA can help clear him
Peruvian wants agents to testify on his behalf
August 4, 2001
Peru’s former spy chief wants two CIA agents to testify on his behalf against charges that he masterminded a clandestine arms pipeline to Colombian guerrillas, a judge said Friday.
Vieques officials criticize Navy for confrontation
Projectiles fired at group of protesters, journalists
August 4, 2001
The U.S. Navy, already under fire for resuming bombing on a training range on Vieques, came under a new criticism Friday for allegedly using excessive force against protesters. Navy personnel fired tear gas and U.S. Marshals fired bean bags and foam-rubber projectiles at eight journalists and five protesters on Vieques late Thursday.
Cell phone dialing most distracting, drivers’ poll finds
One third of those surveyed said talking on phone diverted their attention most
August 4, 2001
Drivers think it’s much more distracting to dial a number on a cell phone than it is to talk on the phone, eat, drink, receive e-mail or tune the radio while driving, a survey shows. Sixty-four percent of the 12,920 drivers surveyed by J.D. Power and Associates said dialing while driving is very distracting, while only 30 percent said talking on the phone while driving is very distracting.
Duo charged with immigrant smuggling
Rescue operation after speedboat capsizes leads to arrest of Cuban nationals
August 4, 2001
Two Cuban nationals were charged Friday with trying to smuggle 26 illegal immigrants to the United States in a speedboat that capsized and killed six people.
Russia releases American jailed on drug charges
Fulbright scholar says he was imprisoned for not spying
August 4, 2001
Thin and pale, American Fulbright scholar John Tobin gave a brief smile Friday as he strode out through the gates of a shabby prison in southern Russia after serving half of his one-year drug sentence.
Bush says he’s set ‘new tone’
August 4, 2001
Buoyed by several big wins in Congress this week, President Bush on Friday proclaimed that he is demonstrating “a new tone, a clear agenda and active leadership can bring significant progress to the nation’s capital.”
Nation Briefs
August 4, 2001
Indiana: Koreans found slain at Purdue University NEW YORK: Gunman starts firing at Port Authority terminal Arkansas: SBC Foundation donates $250,000 to Clinton Library Florida: Shark-attack victim awake, but still in coma
Friends and neighbors
August 4, 2001
Commuter trains collide; dozens sent to hospitals
August 4, 2001
A packed commuter train rear-ended another on the elevated tracks during morning rush hour near the downtown Loop Friday, sending more than 140 people to hospitals and stranding thousands of commuters for hours.
Sinn Fein in no hurry for IRA disarmament
August 4, 2001
With dissident violence on the rise and deadlines looming, Sinn Fein insisted Friday it felt no pressure to deliver Irish Republican Army disarmament, which must start soon to save Northern Ireland’s power-sharing administration.
Saberhagen apologizes to Boston manager
August 4, 2001
Bret Saberhagen and manager Jimy Williams met for seven minutes behind closed doors Friday afternoon, during which time Saberhagen apologized for remarks made in a radio interview with Jim Rome on Wednesday.
Hospital sues immigration service over medical bill for suspect in slaying
August 4, 2001
Via Christi hospital in Wichita is suing the Immigration and Naturalization Service to force it to take custody of an illegal alien who’s also a murder suspect. Authorities say Juan Acevedo shot to death his wife, Pearl Acevedo, 38, last December in front of a carload of her co-workers in Garden City.
Knee injury sidelines McGwire
August 4, 2001
Mark McGwire injured his surgically repaired right knee Thursday night and was out of the St. Louis Cardinals’ lineup for a doubleheader against Florida on Friday. Manager Tony La Russa said McGwire “tweaked” his knee on a cutoff play. He aggravated the injury taking a pitch later in the game and his knee buckled a bit when he took a called third strike for the final out in a 2-1 loss to Atlanta.
Condit, on summer recess, to face heat back home
August 4, 2001
Rep. Gary Condit returned Friday to face an uncertain future with his California constituents, leaving behind growing unrest among his Washington colleagues.
Youngquist services
August 4, 2001
IRS accepting grant applications
August 4, 2001
Organizations providing low-cost legal assistance to people involved in tax disputes may apply for grants worth up to $100,000 from the IRS for 2002. Grants are also available for programs that assist taxpayers for whom English is a second language.
Dam to receive $1million structural facelift
August 4, 2001
By Mindie Paget Bowersock Dam will be getting a $1 million structural face lift starting a week from Monday. L.G. Barcus and Sons Inc., a Kansas City, Kan., foundation company, will replace sheet piling on the downstream face of the dam, said Stephen Hill, president of Bowersock Mills and Power Co.
On the record
August 4, 2001
Winfield’s legend lingers at Minnesota
August 4, 2001
As the story goes, it was a normal afternoon Gophers baseball practice. Dave Winfield and teammates were standing in the outfield catching fly balls. Then, all of the sudden, Winfield dropped his glove and hopped over the fence.
Bush looks to states to boost health care
August 4, 2001
President Bush plans to give states new power to cut health benefits offered through Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor, in hopes that they will offer coverage to those with no insurance at all.
Model dead after helicopter crash
August 4, 2001
The body of a young woman found floating off a beach was identified Friday as top model Fernanda Vogel, missing since a helicopter crashed in the sea last weekend. Her boyfriend, heir to one of Brazil’s top retail empires, survived the crash, as did the co-pilot. The body of pilot Ronaldo Ribeiro was found Tuesday.
KU reinstates credit cards as tuition payment option
August 4, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Don’t leave your dorm without it. That could be the new slogan for the Kansas University comptroller’s office, which for the first time in five years is allowing students to pay tuition and fees by credit card. Students can charge their tuition and fees by calling a toll-free number, (866) 681-5452. “I see it as a positive for people who have to pay,” said Lindy Eakin, associate provost for support services.
Fair flying toward successful conclusion
August 4, 2001
The Douglas County Free Fair is a source of entertainment for all sorts of thrill seekers. Swinging through the sky, Kylee Loneker enjoys a birds-eye-view of the fair.
Indians option Drew, add Bacsik to roster
August 4, 2001
Tim Drew, who took one for the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night when he pitched five innings of relief in a 17-4 loss to Oakland, was optioned Friday to Triple-A Buffalo. The Indians purchased the contract of left-hander Mike Bacsik from the Bisons.
Collison scores 12 in victory
August 4, 2001
Kansas University junior Nick Collison scored 12 points and grabbed a team-leading six rebounds as the United States men’s basketball team thumped Croatia, 88-69, Friday night in a preliminary round game at the FIBA World Championships For Young Men Tournament.
Exhibition lacking Jayhawks
Manning, Vaughn won’t play in NBA tilt at Allen Fieldhouse
August 4, 2001
By Gary Bedore Headliners Danny Manning and Jacque Vaughn won’t be bringing their acts to Allen Fieldhouse this October after all. The two former Kansas University basketball players severed ties with the Utah Jazz this past week, and won’t be playing in the Utah-Philadelphia NBA exhibition game at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.
American Legion State Baseball Tournament: Raiders fall in second round
August 4, 2001
It’s a good thing Lawrence’s Raiders know what it’s like to go through a loser’s bracket and win a championship. Because that’s exactly the scenario they put themselves in after losing 2-1 to Emporia a team Lawrence beat twice by one run earlier in the season on Friday night at Centennial Park in the AAA American Legion state baseball tournament.
Twins win wild one
Hernandez blows save in Royals’ extra-inning loss
August 4, 2001
The Minnesota Twins proved Friday night that a little hustle goes a long way. Pinch-runner Chad Allen scored from second base while Jacque Jones beat out an infield hit, capping a two-run rally in the 10th inning that lifted the Twins over Kansas City, 8-7. The Twins overcame an injury to starting pitcher Brad Radke and an early 4-0 deficit to move a half-game ahead of Cleveland into first place in the AL Central.
Unemployment rate holds steady
Labor Department report documents slowdown in manufacturing layoffs
August 4, 2001
A yearlong slide in factory jobs slowed a bit and service jobs gained some ground in July, holding the nation’s unemployment rate steady at 4.5 percent. While the better-than-expected showing in the Labor Department’s report offered a glimmer of hope, analysts said, dangers still remain for the economy, which has been mired in a slowdown for a year.
Plaza Six to close
Complex to end Lawrence run Thursday
August 4, 2001
By Mark Fagan Lawrence’s Plaza Six Theaters complex will close next week to make way for another business, expected to be a relocated health club. The six-screen complex at 2339 Iowa will close Thursday, said Ben Moore, district manager for Wallace Theater Corp., which owns the Plaza Six. “That’s the last official day,” Moore said Friday.
Running with a purpose
August 4, 2001
Each year the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society trains 200 teams of volunteers to participate in marathons and century rides to raise money for the society. The society’s Kansas chapter is training for two events: Walt Disney World Marathon on Jan. 6, 2002, in Orlando, Fla., and the Mardi Gras Marathon Feb. 17 in New Orleans.
Aspirin’s creator misses out on millions
August 4, 2001
In the late 19th century, Felix Hoffmann wanted to relieve his father’s pain. As a result, Americans today take 80 billion tablets of aspirin each year. This week’s story from the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University begins with the Greek physician Hippocrates.
Huntington’s affects 30,000 Americans
August 4, 2001
Huntington’s disease is an inherited, degenerative brain disorder that results in loss of mental faculties and physical control. Symptoms include depression, personality changes and mood swings; forgetfulness and impaired judgment; unsteady gait and involuntary movements; slurred speech or intoxicated-like demeanor; and difficulty in swallowing.
Kansas continues to swelter
No relief in forecast
August 4, 2001
Kansans sought shade and fans or simply stayed in air conditioned buildings Friday as the mercury again topped 100 across the Sunflower State. Those who braved the withering heat and humidity were advised to wear light clothing and drink plenty of fluids to avoid becoming the third Kansan to die this year from heat-related illnesses.
Lawrence family finds shared success in martial arts program
August 4, 2001
By Kim Hall The Kurtz family has made martial arts the center of family fun. Dorothy and Mark Kurtz became involved in Kuk Sool Won five years ago after their three teen-age children started in the sport. Now, it’s a recreational activity the entire family all have black belts can enjoy.
Same disease, different stories
Huntington’s always fatal, but patients’ outlooks vary
August 4, 2001
By Jan Biles A white, lacy wedding gown hangs on the wall at the foot of Heidi Wright’s bed. She looks at it every day, and thinks about passing it down to one of her young daughters. Wright, a single mother, knows that she probably won’t be alive when her girls, now 8 and 11, get married. In April, she was diagnosed with Huntington’s chorea, an inherited degenerative disease that affects a person’s mental and physical abilities.
Pernice International leader
Cink trails by two points entering third round
August 4, 2001
Tom Pernice Jr. needed a jump-start to a round that was going nowhere. His eagle on No. 17 the eighth hole he played was the perfect momentum-swinger. Pernice scored 12 points for the second straight day and wrested the 36-hole lead from Stewart Cink on Friday in The International.
Training Camp: Dilfer to join Seattle
August 4, 2001
Trent Dilfer, the only Super Bowl-winning quarterback to go into the following season without a job, signed a one-year contract with Seattle on Friday. He will be a backup to Matt Hasselbeck, who has never started a regular-season NFL game.
Local briefs
August 4, 2001
Travel: Airline moving to temporary terminal at KCI Airport Vanguard Airlines will move terminals at the Kansas City International Airport Aug. 16. The airline will move to temporary locations at gates 16 to 20 in Terminal A. Vanguard currently uses Terminal B. In terminals A and C, three traffic lanes are closed next to construction areas, reducing the area available for pick-up and drop-off of passengers. KCI officials advise airline passengers to plan for congestion and arrive early at the airport. The changes are part of the three-year KCI Terminal Improvement Project. Airport users can get construction updates by calling (816) 243-3524 or tune into KCI’s radio station, 1610 AM, within 2 miles of the airport. __________________________ Armed forces: Kansas soldiers deployed for overseas mission Sixty-five soldiers from the Kansas Army National Guard were deployed in June to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for a security mission. The soldiers are members of Detachment 1, Company A, Forward, 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry, and are guarding Patriot missile sites. Sixty-four soldiers are stationed near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and one is stationed in Kuwait. The soldiers, from Kansas City, Kan., Lawrence and Wichita, conducted pre-deployment training in the spring at a mock Patriot missile site, practicing security procedures, vehicle search techniques and training in nuclear, biological and chemical training. Sgt. Bret Magnuson, Lawrence, will serve four and a half months in Saudi Arabia. __________________________ Community Service: Sunday drive seeks to boost blood supply Community Blood Center will have a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 in the donor center. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Please bring identification. For more information, call Amanda Storm, recruitment representative, at 843-5383. __________________________ Gasoline Costs: Pump patrol track down lowest prices in town The Lawrence Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.249 at Conoco in the 1000 block of North Third Street. 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.
Engagements
August 4, 2001
Colleges work to balance athletic and academic priorities
August 4, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. What’s the proper balance between the academic pursuits of a major comprehensive research university such as Kansas University and the school’s intercollegiate athletic goals? Year after year, members of the Kansas Board of Regents, as well as alumni and friends of KU, urge state lawmakers to fund faculty salaries at a level of KU’s peer institutions.
Marion Howard
August 4, 2001
Rosaria Marotta Nugent
August 4, 2001
Orpha Mae Keeling
August 4, 2001
Bellamy services
August 4, 2001
Officials seek help for shelter
Salvation Army to ask city for financial boost
August 4, 2001
By Mike Belt There’s a new plan to keep a summer shelter open for the city’s homeless. Salvation Army officials will ask city commissioners Tuesday to help pay the $10,000 a month the charity says it needs to keep a shelter operating. Salvation Army Capt. Kirk Schuetz said the city won’t be asked to foot the full bill. Resources are being sought from other government agencies.
Cornhuskers in trouble
August 4, 2001
Suspended linebacker Randy Stella has been kicked off Nebraska’s team for disciplinary reasons, coach Frank Solich said Friday. “There were some guidelines that were set during the summertime, and he did not meet those guidelines,” Solich said.
Vandeweghe urged Manning to join Mavs
August 4, 2001
Danny Manning had a heart to heart talk with an old buddy before signing his two-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks this week.
City schools to hold jamboree same night
August 4, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus High school football fans will get a two-for-one special on Aug. 22 when Lawrence High and Free State High hold their annual fall sports jamborees on the same night at Haskell Stadium.
Youths try hand at livestock judging
August 4, 2001
By Joy Ludwig After days of watching “real” judges decide the winners, youngsters filled the bleachers Friday ready to take a stab at it for themselves. While activities were winding down elsewhere at the at the Douglas County 4-H Free Fair, 4-H Club members were learning what it takes to be a livestock judge. Children from elementary-age to high school seniors signed up for the livestock judging contest.
Collison, Gooden candidates for Wooden All-America Team
Jayhawk juniors among 50 players on elite basketball list
August 4, 2001
Kansas University juniors Nick Collison and Drew Gooden are two of 50 preseason candidates for the 2001-02 John Wooden All-America Team. Collison, a 6-9 forward from Iowa Falls, Iowa, averaged 14 points and 6.7 rebounds while shooting a team-high 59.7 percent from the field last season.
Reunion seeks spirit of ‘60s
August 4, 2001
By Dave Ranney They came from all over. Almost 100 Kansas University activists from the turbulent Sixties reunited Friday in Lawrence. During a forum at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., they talked about issues that resembled some of the concerns of their youth: corporate might, globalization, and the silent rise of the political far right. “We are the quintessential weed,” said Kriss Avery, a reunion organizer, referring to the societal consequences of globalization. “Weeds crowd out diversity beauty.”
Profiling law hampers police
August 4, 2001
By J.R. Labbe Knight Ridder Newspapers The vehicle flew past the police officer’s squad car at a high rate of speed well in excess of the posted limit. Darkly tinted windows kept the officer from seeing who was driving, but no matter. He switched on the light bar and pulled the car over.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
August 4, 2001
Poor KU decision
August 4, 2001
Is Bush principled or just stubborn?
August 4, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe One of the ineluctable truths about the elected class is that American foreign and domestic policy eventually intersect. In the Richard Nixon years, for example, the tools of espionage abroad were turned to targets at home.
Hall of Fame: Levy’s leadership puts him in shrine
August 4, 2001
Marv Levy learned toughness, preparation and discipline from his father, a Chicago grocer who was a Marine in World War I. The lesson he learned himself was how to coach. “It’s nothing to do with a pep talk or a one-day speech. I don’t think you bludgeon them. I don’t think you grab them by the shirt and kick butt,” Levy said of his coaching philosophy.
Anniversaries
August 4, 2001
Lockard Stella and Henry Lockard, Topeka, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, in the Preston Hale Room at Ward-Meade Park, 124 N.W. Fillmore, Topeka.
Grandma Layton Party
August 4, 2001
Jason Smith/Journal-World Photo REX POWELL, a Lawrence High School science teacher, talks to Diana Reed during a party Sunday afternoon to raise money to help send some of the late Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton’s colored-pencil drawings to the Halle Saint Pierre in Paris. The exhibit opens in September. Displayed between Powell and Reed is Layton’s “Mona Lisa,” in which Layton pictured herself as an elderly Mona Lisa. The party took place at the house of Ann Evans, director of the Lawrence Arts Center.
Engagments
August 4, 2001
Slabaugh-Budd Patrick and Nancy Slabaugh, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kacie Lynn Slabaugh to Jonathan Budd, both of Pagosa Springs, Colo.
s sidebar
August 4, 2001
Huntington’s disease is an inherited, degenerative brain disorder that results in loss of mental faculties and physical control. Symptoms include depression, personality changes and mood swings; forgetfulness and impaired judgment; unsteady gait and involuntary movements; slurred speech or intoxicated-like demeanor; and difficulty in swallowing.
8-4 medicine chest 6
August 4, 2001
Aspirin’s creator misses millions In the late 19th century, Felix Hoffmann wanted to relieve his father’s pain. As a result, Americans today take 80 billion tablets of aspirin each year.
Around and about
August 4, 2001
Meg Givens, daughter of Richard and Sue Givens, Lawrence, was named a First Group Scholar and was named to the Dean’s List at Smith College, Northampton, Mass., for the 2000-2001 school year. First Group Scholars generally represent the top 5 percent of the class. The Dean’s List recognizes students who have earned at least a 3.3 grade point average.
Moving experience
August 4, 2001
Patience and a sense of humor are essential tools for August in Lawrence. To paraphrase Thomas Paine, “These are the days that try many Lawrence residents’ souls.”
Society calendar
August 4, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
Amusement parks market to grownups
August 4, 2001
When Joni Rundle and her husband were planning a 20th anniversary trip without their three children, they didn’t choose a jaunt to Paris or a cruise around the Caribbean. Instead, these baby boomers spent four days in Orlando, Fla., running around theme parks, eating at good restaurants and enjoying the nighttime entertainment. “We went on the rides we wanted to go on.
6Sports report: Two Jayhawks selected as candidates for Wooden team
August 4, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Nick Collison’s and Drew Gooden’s nominations for the Wooden team. The winner will be announced on April 7th.
6Sports report: Lawrence to have another Amateur Champion
August 4, 2001
James Sido reports on the comeback of the Lawrence Men’s Amateur golf championships.
Vice president strays from Mideast policy line
August 4, 2001
The White House insisted Friday that there is no division within the Bush administration on Mideast policy a day after Vice President Dick Cheney strayed from the official line by saying Israel was justified in targeting specific Palestinian leaders for attack.
News agency appeals for end of attacks on Israel
August 4, 2001
The official Palestinian news agency called for an end to armed attacks against Israel in a statement published Friday, an unprecedented appeal for restraint in the 10 months of Mideast violence.
Graves, KU ponder Menninger’s uncertain future
August 4, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves said Friday that plans to put together a new offer to keep Menninger psychiatric clinic in Kansas are so preliminary as to be non-existent at this point. “Probably at this moment, we all need to take a deep breath and not rush to any judgments on what those options might or might not be,” Graves said at a news conference.
Brooke’ O’Grady
August 4, 2001
Three area fairs open beginning today
August 4, 2001
By Joy Ludwig From funnel cakes and kettle corn to pedal tractor pulls and turtle races, August is the month for area fairs. As it quiets down at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, other fairs are just getting into full gear. Coming up are the Jefferson County Fair in Valley Falls, the Leavenworth County Fair in Tonganoxie and the Vinland Fair.
Daily Ticker
August 4, 2001
Synthroid news raises questions
August 4, 2001
I have been taking Synthroid for 18 years to treat an underactive thyroid gland. I just read that the Food and Drug Administration is going to take it off the market. What’s going on? Synthroid (levothyroxine) has been prescribed for decades without formal FDA approval. But the agency has recently been giving this thyroid hormone more scrutiny.
WNBA Roundup: Mystics put out Fire
Portland’s Stiles suffers hand injury
August 4, 2001
Nikki McCray and Annie Burgess each scored 13 points as Washington beat Portland, extending the Fire’s losing streak to five games. Washington (9-17) opened the game with a 13-2 run and outscored the Fire 13-5 at the start of the second half, pushing its lead to 23 points.
Hard Knocks’ came at bad time
HBO show with Baltimore Ravens coach was good for a few laughs, but was shown on wrong day
August 4, 2001
Newspapers across the country Thursday ran a wire-service photo showing a solemn Brian Billick in training camp Wednesday telling his Baltimore Ravens players about the death of Minnesota Viking lineman Korey Stringer.
Parking issue
August 4, 2001
Anniversaries
August 4, 2001
Synthroid changes raise questions
August 4, 2001
Teresa Graedon King Features Syndicate
100 Years
August 4, 2001
On Aug. 3, 1901, the Lawrence Journal observed: “Hardly a day passes that some question is not asked regarding the Carnegie library, Mr. Carnegie’s offer of a building never having been accepted. The principal reason for waiting having been to allow some of the promoters of the library idea to work on Mr. Carnegie for a larger sum for a building, with the same amount of maintenance. No result had come from this, and it appears to most people, in discussing the subject, that it is time some action was taken, and that Mr. Carnegie be informed of the acceptance of his proposition. The offer is not likely to be repeated, and if withdrawn will result in the loss to the city of a fine public building. The city council could very easily take the initiative in this matter and act on it Monday evening, as the people of the town have expressed themselves repeatedly on the subject.” Eventually, Carnegie’s offer was accepted and the building still stands at 200 W. Ninth.
8-4 Kim Hall column
August 4, 2001
khall@sunflower.com The Kurtz family has made martial arts the center of family fun.
Aug4-40
August 4, 2001
The Lawrence board of education approved a budget of $2,175,537 for the coming academic year after nobody appeared at a public hearing to finalize the issue. There were no pros or cons registered. Lathrop B. Read Jr. former superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, was appointed chief of the newly created Douglas County Civil Defense police force with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Read said he planned to train 20 for the force.
Is Bush principled or just stubborn?
August 4, 2001
One of the ineluctable truths about the elected class is that American foreign and domestic policy eventually intersect. In the Richard Nixon years, for example, the tools of espionage abroad were turned to targets at home. In the George W. Bush administration, the impulse to forge ahead alone on domestic affairs is being applied to foreign affairs. That’s why the very claims that have been echoing from Capitol Hill for the past several months — The president isn’t interested in consulting, just in doing things his way — now are being heard in foreign capitals. That’s why the Democratic congressional leadership and the leaders of America’s allies abroad feel the same sense of bewilderment — and abandonment.
s help
August 4, 2001
Where to get help Contact these organizations for advice and other assistance about Huntington’s disease:
Saturday Best Bets
August 4, 2001
LONNIE BROOKS plays at 9 p.m. today at Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
8-4 rec calendar
August 4, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today — Muffin ride departs at 8 a.m. from Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
Scouting News
August 4, 2001
Members, friends and family of Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered to the First United Methodist Church, participated in a canoe campout July 20-22 on the Niangua River in southern Missouri. On July 21, the group canoed for 14 miles, then enjoyed the rest of the day swimming, relaxing and eating dinner. On July 22, the group canoed a seven-mile stretch of the river after a worship service.
Governor pessimistic about school funding
August 4, 2001
Public schools and students can’t wait several years for a significant increase in education spending, but legislators aren’t likely to provide big dollars next year, Gov. Bill Graves said Friday.
Traders cash in on tech stock advance
August 4, 2001
Stocks retreated Friday as investors, still nervous about how companies will perform in an uncertain economic climate, cashed in on this week’s brief rally in the technology sector. The slight setback that followed recent gains was no surprise considering a lingering mentality on Wall Street that prompted traders to pocket profits following the market’s recent upticks.
Senate approves $5.5 billion in farm aid
August 4, 2001
The Democratic-controlled Senate caved in to a White House veto threat and approved a House-passed package of special farm assistance Friday that provides $2 billion less than Democrats wanted. The $5.5 billion measure now goes to President Bush, who said he was looking forward to signing the bill.
Horoscopes
August 4, 2001
City eyes future water needs
August 4, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik When it comes to water, it’s never too early to plan ahead. Forty years ahead. Lawrence water officials are pulling out crystal balls as they prepare to update the city’s master water plan this fall. It’s an exercise the city undertakes every five years. State studies indicate Lawrence will like what it sees.
Moving experience
August 4, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Patience and a sense of humor are essential tools for August in Lawrence. To paraphrase Thomas Paine, “These are the days that try many Lawrence residents’ souls.”
Ivory Coast police acquittal called a ‘sham’
August 4, 2001
Leaping to their feet and embracing, fatigue-clad paramilitary police celebrated Friday after being acquitted of an October massacre in a case that was being viewed as a crucial test of justice in troubled Ivory Coast.
Cheney won’t give Congress energy documents
August 4, 2001
Vice President Dick Cheney wrote to Congress this week refusing to turn over documents detailing deliberations on President Bush’s energy policy. Doing so would “unconstitutionally interfere” with the White House’s duties, he said.
American League Roundup: Buehrle stings Rays
White Sox hurler spins one-hit shutout
August 4, 2001
Mark Buehrle lost his no-hitter, but not his composure or concentration Friday night. “Darn!” Buehrle said when Tampa Bay’s Damian Rolls singled to start the seventh, the first and only hit he allowed as Chicago blanked the Devil Rays, 4-0.
5th Dimension singer Ron Townson dies at 68
Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In,’ ‘Up, Up and Away’ among ‘60s group’s signature songs
August 4, 2001
Ron Townson, the portly centerpiece singer for the Grammy-winning pop group The 5th Dimension, has died. He was 68. Townson died Thursday of renal failure at his home in Las Vegas after a four-year battle with kidney disease, said Bobette Townson, his wife of 44 years. “Ron always felt that he would get well enough that he would perform again,” his wife said.
The best, most overrated flicks
Citizen Kane’ atop writers’ lists of movie scripts and another list, too
August 4, 2001
Screenwriters have a real love-hate thing going with “Citizen Kane” and “Casablanca.” An informal survey of Hollywood scribes ranked those two as the best movie scripts ever but also among the most overrated. Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane,” which he co-wrote with Herman J. Mankiewicz, was rated the top screenplay in the survey by nonprofit publishing house Library of America.
City Amateur Championship to tee off
New organization to hold weekend event at Alvamar, Eagle Bend
August 4, 2001
By Andy Samuelson November isn’t exactly a golfer’s ideal month to be swinging the sticks. It’s more of a time for football games in the snow, like the one between Nebraska and Kansas State last Nov. 11.
8-4 Health brief
August 4, 2001
Running with a purpose Each year the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society trains 200 teams of volunteers to participate in marathons and century rides to raise money for the society.
World Briefs
August 4, 2001
LONDON: Fall off polo pony KO’s Prince Charles India: Flooding affects 250,000 residents Colombia: Drug eradication efforts hit another hurdle UNITED NATIONS: Attack evidence turned over to Israel MOSCOW: North Korean leader to meet with Putin
Aug4-25
August 4, 2001
State Sen. Arden Booth and Eudora’s Robert Neis won the only purely Douglas County contests in the primary election. Booth defeated Gary Condra by a 2-1 margin in the Republican voting, and Neis edged John Whitford of Baldwin 949-917 in the GOP 2nd District race for the county commission. Voting for the primary election had been so light that county clerk Delbert Mathia shut his doors and went home at 10:40 p.m. on election night. The final reports came in so fast and were tabulated smoothly due to the light voter response.
Hall of Fame inductees
August 4, 2001
Inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Reader offers list as a guide to people as they grow older
August 4, 2001
People
August 4, 2001
Tucker takes his time ‘West Wing’ creator used drugs Gay rights group criticizes Smith Downey in Elton John video
Blue Cross exec blames increase on rising costs
Company worries coverage will become too costly
August 4, 2001
The top official at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas says he is concerned that health insurance will become too expensive for some people. John Knack, the insurer’s president and chief executive officer, blamed the higher premiums on the rising cost of health care and prescription drugs, as well as an aging population.
National League Roundup: Marlins gain split with Cardinals
Diamondbacks move back in front of Dodgers in NL West race
August 4, 2001
After their biggest comeback of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals fell just short. Derrek Lee’s tiebreaking home run in the ninth lifted Florida, after letting a four-run first-inning lead evaporate, to a 6-4 victory and a split of a doubleheader Friday night.
Prescription benefit is top priority
Expectations lowered for congressional action on Social Security
August 4, 2001
The new Senate Finance Committee chairman said Friday the $300 billion Congress set aside for Medicare must be used solely to provide a prescription drug benefit and at a monthly premium to seniors less than the $52 touted in one plan. “Benefits are going to drive this,” Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Police assess protest handling
Wichita authorities boast of restraint at Summer of Mercy Renewal
August 4, 2001
The low number of arrests during the Summer of Mercy Renewal was proof that authorities handled the nationally sponsored abortion protests with firm restraint, Wichita Police said.
Briefcase
August 4, 2001
Beer battle: Anheuser-Busch ordered to pay Marises $50 million For sale: Dial Corp. seeks buyer Bank merger: Wachovia shareholders approve First Union bid Earnings: Unilever reports profit
Around and about
August 4, 2001
Lawrence briefs
August 4, 2001
Librarians visit KU Former security employee charged in ATM theft Baldwin 2002 budget predicts mill decrease KDOT solicits input on SLT trafficway
Same disease, different stories
August 4, 2001
Huntington’s always fatal, but affects patients, families differently
Colleges work to balance athletic and academic priorities
August 4, 2001
What’s the proper balance between the academic pursuits of a major comprehensive research university such as Kansas University and the school’s intercollegiate athletic goals? Year after year, members of the Kansas Board of Regents, as well as alumni and friends of KU, urge state lawmakers to fund faculty salaries at a level of KU’s peer institutions. Year after year, the results are the same — modest increases most years, but far short of what faculty members are receiving at most of the peers.