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SUN Foto Loco cuts
August 5, 2001
LAWRENCE ARMSTRONG, a 17-year-old from Tonganoxie, took this photo of the setting sun from the corner of 10th and Massachusetts streets. MIKE ATWELL, a Lawrence teen-ager, caught motorists cruising the 900 block of Massachusetts Street.
Feature refer for !A
August 5, 2001
Photography amateurs turn the lens on downtown Lawrence life
8-5 garden spot
August 5, 2001
gardenspot@ljworld.com Even the dog days of summer don’t deter determined gardeners.
Sunday Woodling column
August 5, 2001
Just saw an NCAA preseason football listing that placed Kansas University among the top five in Division I-A. Kansas in the Top Five???
Congress-Bush battles begin
Administration gets first taste of oversight, investigations
August 5, 2001
As July drew to a close and Senate Democrats settled into their newly acquired committee chairmanships, lawmakers launched a barrage of requests for information from the Bush administration on everything from the makings of its energy policy to a Justice Department decision on gun control.
Vieques protesters breach area, stall Navy exercises
August 5, 2001
Carrying signs reading “Navy Out!” fishermen and protesters in nine speedboats Saturday invaded restricted waters off of Vieques Island, stalling U.S. Navy bombing exercises that have drawn the criticism of residents and politicians.
Ensley has no plans to step aside
Ageless outdoorsman still syndicating ‘The Sportsman’s Friend’
August 5, 2001
Don’t look for Harold Ensley to retire anytime soon. What’s he going to do go fishing? After more than 50 years of broadcasting and 48 years as the host of the syndicated outdoors show “The Sportsman’s Friend” Ensley has no intention of slowing down.
For sheer mass, nothing compares to bison
August 5, 2001
One by one, as the five of us round a bend in the trail, our eyes follow the sweep of land to the northern horizon and we see them. Bison. They’re a mile off across the pale shortgrass prairie of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. A herd of 75, maybe 100 animals. A scattering of brown lumps on the landscape.
One stroke separates youngest, oldest players
August 5, 2001
Age isn’t anything but a number. Or so seemed the theme Saturday at Alvamar during the Men’s City Amateur Championship, as only one stroke separated the tournament’s youngest competitor from the oldest. But as soon as Jimmy Hill learned that he had topped Daniel Brumley by a stroke Saturday evening he let out a sigh of relief.
Horoscopes
August 5, 2001
Briefcase
August 5, 2001
Workplace: Women struggle to balance work and family, survey says Communication: E-mail content builds stress Motley Fool: Name that company
529 savings plans, now tax free, still best bet for college savings
August 5, 2001
Tax-free college investing sounds great, but how does it affect financial aid? That, in a nutshell, summarizes a raft of questions I’ve received from readers after a couple of recent columns on Section 529 plans. The short answer: These plans can reduce a student’s eligibility for aid.
Civil War, Quantrill’s raid spark weekslong observation
August 5, 2001
By Jan Biles Lawrence marks its early history each August with the annual Civil War on the Western Frontier observance. This year, several new historical programs will be offered that organizers hope will draw more people to the event.
Small-town stories
Richard Russo brings his own upbringing into his novels
August 5, 2001
Richard Russo remembers college times, not the classrooms or dorms, but the summers working on a road construction crew with his father in upstate New York. He tells of long, hot days that ended in the cool of a roadside bar, the satisfaction of having some money in his pocket, of a young man’s pride in feeling strong and working hard.
Artist utilizes lists to come up with images for his canvas
August 5, 2001
By Jan Biles Lawrence artist Brian Pyle has filled several books with sketches and lists of words, emotions and experiences that later spill over into his artworks. “I start out with broad subjects and start a list of what fascinates me,” Pyle said. “My source of information is real-life experiences and the things I pay attention to. Most are mundane things, and out of the mundane thoughts come my artwork.”
Foto Loco
Amateurs turn their lens on Massachusetts Street
August 5, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Twenty-one photographers have found that it isn’t so crazy to take a closer look at downtown Lawrence. As participants in the Foto Loco Photo Workshop at the Pelathe Community Resource Center, the novice photographers were equipped with film and point-and-shoot cameras. Their task: Find interesting sights and people to go along with the theme “Hanging Out in Lawrence 2001.”
National briefs
August 5, 2001
Washington: Recommended censure of FBI director rejected New Jersey: Swing set limitations written into borough’s ordinance Honolulu: Creationism requirement in public schools rejected
SUN Civil War on the Western Frontier
August 5, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Lawrence marks its early history each August with the annual Civil War on the Western Frontier observance. This year, several new historical programs will be offered that organizers hope will draw more people to the event.
Shifting the family business ––— Implement dealers evolve as farms shrink, city expands
August 5, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Four decades after his uncle introduced corn combines into Douglas County, Kevin Harper sees the family business evolving yet again.
Collison scores two in U.S. rout of S. Korea
August 5, 2001
Saitama, Japan — Kansas University’s Nick Collison scored two points and grabbed a team-leading seven rebounds in the United States’ 128-73 rout of South Korea Saturday at the World Basketball championship for Young Men Tournament. Collison, who hit one of two shots and had three assists, played 14 minutes.
Diehl services
August 5, 2001
Services for Ina Mae Diehl, 82, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Manor Chapel. Mrs. Diehl died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Presbyterian Manor.
Livestock auction breakout
August 5, 2001
Livestock auction results Animals except rabbits received a base bid and a premium bid, which together added up to the sale total. Here’s what the grand champions in each category sold for:
Youth upland bird
August 5, 2001
Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission has voted to continue the youth upland bird season. However, adults will no longer be allowed to harvest game during this special season. The bag limit for youth will remain half of the normal season limit — two pheasants and four quail per day.
8-5 Bruce Column
August 5, 2001
Without question, the No. 1 vegetable planted in the home garden is the tomato. Because tomatoes are easy to grow, produce large numbers of fruit and can be used in many ways, they have long been a home garden favorite. However, the heat and humidity of the past few weeks has many anxious gardeners asking “Where are the tomatoes?”
SUN Civil War box
August 5, 2001
Questions? Civil War on the Western Frontier brochures are available at the Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 N. Second St.
SUN Foto Loco exhibit
August 5, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Twenty-one photographers have found that it isn’t so crazy to take a closer look at downtown Lawrence.
SUN Traffic woes a key Lawrence issue
August 5, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com There are nearly as many opinions about traffic in Lawrence as there are drivers. And few of the thoughts are friendly.
SUN Father-daughter artists box
August 5, 2001
Daughter-father show What: “Follow Your Dream,” an exhibit of paintings by Maryam Zangeneh and her father, Mehrzad Alison.
SRS creditability questioned ––— Back-door payments spur agency into bankruptcy
August 5, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Recent discoveries by the Journal-World show that Kansas foster care financing is in disarray and that state officials are not above making back-door payments to favorite charities while letting the less-favored slide into bankruptcy.
SUN Pyle box
August 5, 2001
Teachers and artists What: Lawrence Arts Center Faculty Show.
Ottawa slams Larned, 15-2
August 5, 2001
Jeremy Altic’s three-run homer in the second inning Saturday sparked Ottawa to a 15-2 victory over host Larned in the Class AA American Legion state baseball tournament. Ottawa (33-3) will face the winner of Saturday night’s late game between Nickerson and Baxter Springs in today’s state final at 1 p.m.
President declared fit for duty
Bush undergoes physical examination
August 5, 2001
More than a dozen doctors gave George Bush his first physical examination since he became president and pronounced him in outstanding health on Saturday. The president did have three sun-induced lesions removed from his face before being declared “fit for duty.”
Mr. Belvedere’ dies at 80
August 5, 2001
Christopher Hewett, the British-born stage actor perhaps best remembered as television’s endearing English butler, “Mr. Belvedere,” died Friday. He was 80. Hewett, whose career began at age 7 on a stage in Ireland, had been in declining health, said his nephew, Paul Hewett.
Kansas City prepares for vote on light rail
Opponents upset with planned routes, price tag
August 5, 2001
Civic leaders say Tuesday’s vote on light rail could be the last chance to get federal funding needed to build the project. But opponents label the plan too costly and say the planned rail routes which would start running in 2008 are in the wrong areas.
On the record
August 5, 2001
Local briefs
August 5, 2001
Girls club washes up $95 to benefit Humane Society A dog wash raised $95 for the Lawrence Humane Society. Saturday’s fund-raiser, sponsored by the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, took place at Petco, 3115 Iowa. “The girls had a lot of fun,” said Christine Wolgast, 17, Lawrence. “They want to do something like this again.” Laura Devlin, above with a dog named Bell Blot, was among those who participated. Eight members of the club, one sponsor and three employees of the Humane Society participated in the wash. They used a children’s swimming pool as a portable tub. __________________________ Kansas university: KANU wins national awards for news series, essay Kansas University’s public radio station, KANU, received two prizes in a recent national competition. The series, “Kansas Kids: A Prescription for Change,” received a second-place award for Best Public Radio News Series. The weekly series, on air since April 2000, reports on health trends and challenges for the children of Kansas. KU writer and researcher Roger Martin received a second-place award in the Best Commentary Category for an essay on happiness titled “In the Flow.” __________________________ Vehicle accident: Emporia woman killed in highway fatality A Saturday morning roll-over accident on Interstate 35 north of Williamsburg claimed the life of a 28-year-old Emporia woman. Eleven people were northbound on the interstate in a 1999 Chevrolet van when the rear tire blew out, causing the driver to lose control, a Kansas Highway Patrol accident report said. The van slid into the south ditch and rolled an unknown number of times. The accident occurred at 9:13 a.m. Three occupants Rosa Esparza, 35; Jime Esparza, 17, and Diana Sandoval, 28 were thrown from the van, the report said. Sandoval was transported by Lifestar helicopter to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where she later died. All other van occupants who ranged in age from 9 months to 38 years old were taken by ambulance to Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol track down lowest prices in town The Lawrence Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.229 at Jayhawk Food Mart, 701 W. Ninth St. 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. __________________________ Electrical fire breaks out in restaurant, disrupts power An electrical fire Saturday night at El Mezcal II, 804 Iowa, closed the restaurant and temporarily knocked out power to neighboring houses. The Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical received a call about the fire at 7:16 p.m., Battalion Chief Dan Morrow said. No one was injured and the fire did not spread to the dining area, he said. The fire, which started in an electrical panel at the rear of the building, also spread to the attic, and was extinguished by 7:40 p.m., Morrow said. Initial damage was $20,000. An investigation determined the cause to be faulty electrical wiring at the main panel. Manager Felipe Avila and nine other employees watched as firefighters cleared wet debris from the inside of the building and a KP&L employee cut off power to the building. The restaurant could reopen within one to two weeks, Avila said. __________________________ Topeka foundation’s grants assist area agencies Two organizations that serve Douglas County residents have received grants from the Topeka Community Foundation. The grant given to The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging is intended to help with expenses related to the senior services agency’s recent office relocation in Topeka. The Capper Foundation’s award will go toward technology to serve children with disabilities. The Topeka Community Foundation is composed of more than 200 charitable funds created by individuals, families, businesses, civic organizations and not-for-profit organizations. Its mission is to improve the quality of life in the region by connecting donors with philanthropies. Funding proposals for the foundation’s next grant cycle are being accepted. Contact Kristine Meyer, program director, at (785) 272-4804 for more information.
Arts notes
August 5, 2001
Chicago punk band’s music influences painter’s work Those were the best days of my life Crown Center exhibit includes area collectors Fall Arts and Crafts Festival seeks entries
Ned Kehde column
August 5, 2001
Some of us are born to be anglers and hunters. For some it might be the genes. For others it might be a divine acquisition. But if one doesn’t possess the primal proclivities to hunt and fish, it is virtually impossible to cultivate them. Nine-year-old Justin Saathoff of Lawrence was born to be an outdoorsman.
State Legion Tournament: Raiders ousted by Salina, 11-6
Lawrence Legion team falls in quarterfinals after beating Newton, 11-9
August 5, 2001
By Doug Pacey Lack of pitching finally caught up with Lawrence’s Raiders. Salina beat Lawrence, 11-6, Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the 2001 AAA American Legion state tournament at Klein-Scott Field, bring the Raiders’ post-season run to an end.
Pierce not too shabby
But does Celtics’ millionaire deserve spot on KU’s all-time basketball team?
August 5, 2001
By Bill Mayer Often it seems easier to select an all-time, any-level basketball team than it is to choose a first five from the ranks of Kansas University greats. The closer you are to any such situation, the harder it can be. Evaluations grow more difficult by the year for me.
Gulf Coast in Barry’s sights
August 5, 2001
Tropical Storm Barry stalled Saturday in the Gulf of Mexico and looked likely to bypass Louisiana and hit Alabama or the Florida Panhandle when it began moving. “Our official track does bring it inland somewhere between Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida. We are seeing a rightward adjustment to the track,” National Hurricane Center meteorologist Hugh Cobb said.
Federal grants to universities on rise
Critics charge pork-barrel politics; defenders say projects help the public at-large
August 5, 2001
A study released today found the amount of federal grant money lawmakers steered to colleges in their home districts rose 60 percent this year. Critics say the figure shows politicians are more concerned about pet projects than education.
State group amends youth bird season
August 5, 2001
Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission has voted to continue the youth upland bird season. however, adults will no longer be allowed to harvest game during this special season. The bag limit for youth will remain half of the normal season limit two pheasants and four quail per day.
Congress hasn’t mastered compromise
August 5, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The president and Congress have left town for the long August break with few things accomplished and a long list of important goals still to be reached. There’s blame enough to embarrass both parties if they were capable of embarrassment.
Parking priority
August 5, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The city’s senior citizens deserve some special parking consideration. The public parking situation near the Lawrence Senior Center deserves the serious attention of city officials.
Lawrence Dee “Larry” Hime
August 5, 2001
Food-stamp recipient deserves benefit of doubt
August 5, 2001
More grandparents raising their children’s children
August 5, 2001
At age 48, Shirley Sogah won custody of her two grandsons when her daughter fell on hard times. Six years later, 10-year-old Jeremy tells of his aspirations of becoming a professional baseball player to a grandmother he calls “mom.” And when his 14-year-old brother, Jeremy, needs school supplies or help with homework, he goes to his grandmother.
8-5 Kovels cutline
August 5, 2001
THIS VICTORIAN CARVED ROSEWOOD DAVENPORT DESK was made about 1850. The small top drawer is opened by a secret button. It sold for more than $3,000.
People
August 5, 2001
TV viewers to find out ‘weakest’ Brady member Material girl has laryngiti Modeling agency suing high-dollar Evangelista Governors fishing to draw attention to lake
Business briefs
August 5, 2001
Shifting the family business
Implement dealers evolve as farms shrink, city expands
August 5, 2001
By Mark Fagan Four decades after his uncle introduced corn combines into Douglas County, Kevin Harper sees the family business evolving yet again. In the same showroom where Lloyd Deems convinced area farmers to buy corn headers for their combines speeding cultivation of a crop that would grow dominant in the area a whole new era of equipment and merchandise now awaits.
Davenport desks have write purpose
Numerous small drawers designed to hold stationery, stamps and other items
August 5, 2001
In America, you sit on a davenport, but in England you write on one. That’s because the word has very different meanings in the two countries. The davenport desk is a small writing desk with a slanted lift top and drawers on the side, not in the front.
Sense for seniors
August 5, 2001
SUN rail
August 5, 2001
Chicago punk band’s music influences painter’s work
Federal grants to universities on rise
Critics charge pork-barrel politics; defenders say projects help the public at-large
August 5, 2001
A study released today found the amount of federal grant money lawmakers steered to colleges in their home districts rose 60 percent this year. Critics say the figure shows politicians are more concerned about pet projects than education.
Haskell Football: First-year coach Snelding plans rugged camp
Fightin’ Indians to work out four times daily in preparation for opener against Bacone
August 5, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Two-a-days are common. Three-a-days are unusual. Four-a-days??? Graham Snelding, first-year head football coach at Haskell Indian Nations University, plans to hold four practices a day when the Indians begin preseason drills on Tuesday.
Bush v. Gore demonstrates faith in courts, Breyer says
August 5, 2001
The Supreme Court decision that effectively decided the 2000 presidential election is an example of the durability of Americans’ faith in their legal system, one of the justices on the losing side of Bush v. Gore said Saturday.
Douglas County 4-Hers end sweltering week at fair with annual auction
August 5, 2001
By Mindie Paget Douglas County 4-H Free Fair organizers say it’s been the hottest fair they can remember, but 4-H youth who did the toughest work at the fair weren’t ready for it to end Saturday. “I’d rather have it go on forever,” said 15-year-old Marla Metsker, member of the Lone Star 4-H Club.
SUN Brian Pyle
August 5, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Lawrence artist Brian Pyle has filled several books with sketches and lists of words, emotions and experiences that later spill over into his artworks.
SUN Father-daughter artists
August 5, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Maryam Zangeneh will be remembering her father’s advice when she packs her bags in a couple of weeks to head off to school in New York City: “Don’t let anything get in the way of your art.”
Father gives advice to daughter about career in visual arts
August 5, 2001
By Jan Biles Maryam Zangeneh will be remembering her father’s advice when she packs her bags in a couple of weeks to head off to school in New York City: “Don’t let anything get in the way of your art.” Zangeneh, 18, who graduated from Lawrence High School last spring, is enrolling in the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she will study illustration.
Senior care providers have stake in prohibiting gambling
August 5, 2001
The last time casino promoters approached the Joslyn Senior Center with coupons for the elderly, director Michael Barnard greeted them with a new rule: He would only accept discounts for meals, not gambling.
HEd here and here
August 5, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Nearly 25 years ago, two men killed a Lawrence woman.
Sense for Seniors
August 5, 2001
I’ve heard that the federal agency that administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs has changed its name with the new administration. Will these programs change, too? Here’s the answer from the newly named Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:
Retaliations escalate in West Bank, Gaza Strip
August 5, 2001
Israeli helicopters fired rockets at Palestinian police headquarters in Rafah in the southern part of the Gaza Strip early today, both sides said. There were no casualties, the Palestinian police commander said. The Israeli military said the attack, by two helicopters, followed repeated mortar attacks by the Palestinians.
Outdoors Briefs
August 5, 2001
Brown, White win at Middle Creek Lake Junction City pair win catfish tourney
Fishing Report
August 5, 2001
Fishing Report
August 5, 2001
(Latest update in parentheses) CLINTON LAKE (Aug. 2) — Water 83 degrees, clear and 1.3 feet above normal pool. Channel catfish excellent on a variety of bats including crawdads, minnows, livers, stinkbait and worms. Many are being caught off of clay points or on mudflats drifting shad. Chumming with soybeans is working well. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at about 10-12 feet over brush. Walleye fair. Fishing has been spotty. Most are being taken on jig and nightcrawler in Clinton Point area. Some fish still being taken via trolling crankbaits, such as Hot N Tot.
Audio books
August 5, 2001
Stringer’s death inexcusable
Vikings have no hot-weather games on schedule, so why train in unbearable conditions?
August 5, 2001
Unexplainable. Inexcusable. Choose your word for Korey Stringer’s death. Denny Green, the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, contends that Stringer’s loss was “unexplainable,” and that no one in the organization should feel guilt over it. Actually, the cause was quite specific: heatstroke. Which raises a question.
Pernice keeps top spot
Former Lee’s Summit, Mo., resident 3-up on Singh
August 5, 2001
Tom Pernice Jr. considers Vijay Singh to be his best friend on the PGA Tour. Today they will be foes, playing in the same twosome in the lead group at The International. Pernice, a former Lee’s Summit, Mo., resident, maintained his lead after three rounds at Castle Pines Golf Club.
South Korea no match for U.S.A.
Collison scores two, grabs seven boards
August 5, 2001
Kansas University’s Nick Collison scored two points and grabbed a team-leading seven rebounds in the United States’ 128-73 rout of South Korea Saturday at the World Basketball championship for Young Men Tournament.
Female racers emerge
Women start on go-karts, move up charts quickly
August 5, 2001
Jackie Doty and her crew at Lynx Racing set out to find a motivated rookie racer they could mentor and mold. There was one stipulation: This time, they wanted a woman. Three years ago, Lynx discovered Sara Senske, then a 19-year-old racer from Kennewick, Wash., who wanted to drive faster than the men.
Sunday Sports Special: Ederle recalls magical feat
It’s been 75 years since first woman traversed rough waters of English Channel
August 5, 2001
For years, swimmers have stood on the craggy coastline, looked into the cold foreboding waters of the English Channel and set off on the solitary journey from one side to the other. Seventy-five years ago Monday, 19-year-old Gertrude Ederle surveyed that situation at the edge of Cape Gris-Nez, France, 21 miles southwest of Calais, and took on the challenge.
Bears defeat Bengals in OT; Raiders drop Cowboys
August 5, 2001
Paul Edinger kicked a 48-yard field goal with 41 seconds left in overtime atoning for an earlier miss as the Chicago Bears opened the exhibition season with 16-13 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday night.
McAllister agrees to six-year deal
August 5, 2001
New Orleans Saints top draft pick Deuce McAllister ended his week-long holdout Saturday after he and the team agreed on a six-year contract. “It’s obviously hard sitting out knowing that you want to be here,” McAllister said. “But sometimes business is business and you have to stick to it.”
Training Camp Roundup: Tendinitis sidelines Washington QB
August 5, 2001
Tendinitis kept Jeff George’s strong arm silent again Saturday morning, wiping out virtually the entire first week of training camp for the Washington starting quarterback. The injury was originally described as a sore arm that needed two or three days of precautionary rest when it first flared on Tuesday.
Pro Football Hall of Fame: Buoniconti, son steal show
Former Dolphin linebacker’s emotional speech highlights ceremonies
August 5, 2001
Nick Buoniconti waited 25 years to finally receive the crowning achievement of his career induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He would gladly give it up for one wish.
Busch Series: Harvick triumphs in Kroger
August 5, 2001
Points leader Kevin Harvick raced to his fourth Busch Series victory of the year, holding off Greg Biffle in the crash-filled Kroger 200 on Saturday night. There were eight cautions for 55 laps and the race was halted for about seven minutes with 10 laps left in the 200-lap race.
IROC: Labonte wins title
August 5, 2001
Bobby Labonte couldn’t help it. The wiggle that sent Tony Stewart crashing into the wall in he fourth turn late in the IROC race Saturday wasn’t intentional. It was racing between two NASCAR teammates.
WNBA Roundup: Sting reach .500 mark after starting year 1-10
August 5, 2001
There was a time this season when the Charlotte Sting were the worst team in the league. With a 54-49 victory over the Houston Comets on Saturday night, they proved how long ago that was.
Brickyard 400: Spencer earns first pole in seven years
August 5, 2001
Jimmy Spencer beat the heat for his second career pole and first in seven years, taking the top spot for today’s Brickyard 400. With temperatures climbing through the 80s and a hot sun glaring down on the 21*2-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval on Saturday, Spencer was the sixth of 54 drivers in the qualifying line.
Baseball Hall of Fame: Mazeroski finally gets his due
Bucs infielder, Puckett linked by postseason heroics
August 5, 2001
Bill Mazeroski worked magic with his glove perhaps better than any other second baseman. Kirby Puckett wore a smile that didn’t fade even when glaucoma shortened his superlative career.
Baseball Briefs
August 5, 2001
Gonzalez sits again, might return tonight Daulton resigns as coach Orioles activate Segui, option outfielder Bigbie Phillies’ pitcher injured
National League Roundup: Helms drives in seven for Braves
Bonds belts 47th, but Phillies stop Giants’ winning streak at nine
August 5, 2001
Wes Helms never had a baseball day as good as this one. Helms snapped an 0-for-18 skid and drove in a career-high seven runs as Atlanta defeated Milwaukee, 14-2, Saturday.
American League Roundup: Mariners log 80th win
Wilson’s three-run homer decisive for Seattle
August 5, 2001
Seattle’s jaw-dropping record may have the rest of baseball in awe. It’s no big deal to the Mariners. Dan Wilson hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning as the Mariners moved 50 games over .500 with an 8-5 win Saturday over Cleveland.
Magic donates computers
August 5, 2001
Magic Johnson has teamed with Hewlett-Packard to bring computers to the inner-city. The Magic Johnson and HP Inventor Center opened its doors this weekend at a housing project in south Los Angeles.
Concerns rise over shuttle fuel injectors
August 5, 2001
NASA managers likely will decide today whether to delay Thursday’s planned launch of shuttle Discovery and replace a part in one of the shuttle’s rocket boosters. A Saturday teleconference among senior shuttle officials failed to resolve the issue.
Mother’s plea brings end to bus shootings
August 5, 2001
A gunman who opened fire on a bus arriving at a midtown Manhattan terminal stopped shooting when one of his wounded victims begged for her 8-year-old daughter’s life, police said Saturday.
N.C. outlaws execution of retarded
Governor signs bill over own objections
August 5, 2001
Gov. Mike Easley on Saturday signed legislation that bans executions of the mentally retarded. “The prosecutors and legislators feel this is a fair bill,” Easley said in a statement Saturday.
Gore to start political re-entry with training camp
Sessions for young Democrats to focus on basic skills for the campaign trail
August 5, 2001
Al Gore, who has been practically invisible since conceding the election to President Bush in December, plans to take his first steps back into the political arena later this month. Gore will host a training academy in Nashville, beginning on Aug. 13, for 25 young Democrats.
Cloud cover aids in fight against fires
August 5, 2001
Firefighters had help from the weather Saturday as they worked to hem in a 2,800-acre blaze near the park’s east entrance. The winds stayed manageably brisk and dark clouds moved in Saturday, bringing the hope of rain and thunderstorms. Today’s forecast was predicted to be slightly warmer and drier.
Flooding turns deadly in Kentucky
August 5, 2001
A storm swamped parts of Kentucky and Tennessee, causing flash floods that damaged roads and houses and trapped people in their homes and cars. One person was killed and 10 were missing, authorities said Saturday.
Retaliations escalate in West Bank, Gaza Strip
August 5, 2001
Israeli helicopters fired rockets at Palestinian police headquarters in Rafah in the southern part of the Gaza Strip early today, both sides said. There were no casualties, the Palestinian police commander said. The Israeli military said the attack, by two helicopters, followed repeated mortar attacks by the Palestinians.
Provision in energy bill takes care of unions
August 5, 2001
The energy bill passed by the House includes a promise that jobs created by new drilling in an Alaskan wildlife refuge will favor organized labor. The measure, tucked away on page 487 of the 510-page bill passed last week, runs counter to one of President Bush’s first actions as president, in which he barred such labor agreements from all federal projects.
Bond star weds former ‘ET’ correspondent
August 5, 2001
James Bond star Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith exchanged wedding vows Saturday at an 11th-century abbey nestled in the emerald hills of western Ireland. The bride and groom arrived separately at Ballintubber Abbey before the service, and left together in a white Rolls-Royce. The newlyweds cracked the rear window and waved as the car drove off.
Former gymnast helps actors ‘find inner ape’ for ‘68 remake
Teacher prepared for job by studying chimpanzees
August 5, 2001
Teaching the elegant actress Helena Bonham Carter to “find her inner ape” was no easy task. But after hanging around a zoo for months, Terry Notary says he was just the man for the job.
World Brief
August 5, 2001
Germany: Anti-deportation protest turns violent
Iran won’t swear-in president as planned
Top cleric delays ceremony today
August 5, 2001
Citing constitutional concerns, Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday indefinitely postponed the swearing-in ceremony of reformist President Mohammad Khatami a day before it was due to take place.
Queen mum turns 101 to delight of her subjects
August 5, 2001
The Queen Mother Elizabeth came through for thousands of her fans who showed up Saturday outside her home here to celebrate her 101st birthday, less than a week after a health scare sent her to the hospital.
USS Cole investigators return to scene of blast
August 5, 2001
American investigators looking into last year’s USS Cole bombing have returned to Yemen, nearly two months after leaving because of a security threat, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday.
Total calm’ descends around Italy’s volcano
August 5, 2001
With Mount Etna’s eruption seemingly under control, officials agreed Saturday to let tourists return to the volcano that just days ago was brimming with red-hot lava. Tour buses were being organized for Monday to drop the curious off along the mountainside. Guides were to escort the tourists to see the cooled lava, the AGI news agency said, citing an agreement between the province and the guides.
Missouri officials hoping traps won’t be full of gypsy moths
August 5, 2001
State and federal officials are setting traps across Missouri’s wooded areas, hoping to catch a thief. This is not your typical thief. This villain, the gypsy moth, preys on forests, robbing trees of leaves and the ability to withstand the elements and fend off predators and disease.
Lawrence youth guided by genes
Nine-year-old born to hunt, fish
August 5, 2001
By Ned Kehde Some of us are born to be anglers and hunters. For some it might be the genes. For others it might be a divine acquisition. But if one doesn’t possess the primal proclivities to hunt and fish, it is virtually impossible to cultivate them.
Canada’s saner attitude on marijuana
August 5, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe And now from our northern neighbors, the allegedly staid Canadians, a new antidote to our reefer madness. The Canadian government has just increased the number of its people who can use marijuana as medicine.
Sparks fly when carrots get together
August 5, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald Can carrots burn down your house? This urgent question comes up thanks to reader Doug Forand, who writes to describe an alarming discovery he made recently while experimenting with carrots in his microwave oven.
Newcomers to report today
August 5, 2001
Today marks the beginning of the Kansas University careers of 24 football players, officially reporting to KU for the first time this afternoon. Among the players on hand today will be the most-recent recruiting class featuring 17 true freshmen and two junior college transfers as well as invited walk-ons.
Bush targets energy-sucking ‘vampires’
August 5, 2001
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel He yearns to be the world’s trustworthy friend. The Good Humor Man on his first trip to Europe. Mr. Neighborly with Russian Spy-turned-President Vladimir Putin. Good Cop/Bad Cop on the China “favored-nation” carousel.
Early start
August 5, 2001
Jayhawks to travel rough road
KU’s football schedule deemed fifth-toughest in nation
August 5, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Just saw an NCAA preseason football listing that placed Kansas University among the top five in Division I-A. Kansas in the Top Five??? No, I didn’t eat an hallucigenic mushroom at the Douglas Country Free Fair or hit my head on the baked clay that passes for soil in my back yard.
Show we care
August 5, 2001
Milton celebrates with win over Royals - Twins 6, Royals 2
August 5, 2001
Eric Milton gave himself every reason to celebrate Saturday night, but he and his teammates would rather wait for the postseason party. Milton pitched 62/3 strong innings on his birthday, and David Ortiz drove in four runs as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-2, for their third straight victory.
Sunflower Corp. plans to build coal-fired plant
Advocate questions need, costs of three-year project
August 5, 2001
A Kansas utility and a Maryland developer plan to build a coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas, but an advocate for utility ratepayers questioned the need for the project. Sunflower Electric Power Corp., based in Hays, plans to build the plant southwest of Garden City at a cost of $600 million to $800 million.
State briefs
August 5, 2001
Topeka: Lawrence resident charged in ATM scam Wichita: Appeal blocks release of murder case records Wichita: Couple die after vehicle plunges into pond
Geologists say fault shaped Butler Co.
August 5, 2001
Earthquakes like the one last month that rattled Butler County are nothing new, geologists said. In fact, they say, the fault that generated the 3.0-magnitude quake on July 24 has been around for 1 billion years. Butler County, just east of Wichita, lies directly atop the Humboldt Fault, which was created when the continent started to split in two.
Geneva M. Bruner
August 5, 2001
Lucile Agnes Knapp
August 5, 2001
Comedian’s stalker found dead in jail cell
August 5, 2001
A convicted stalker accused of repeatedly threatening comedian Jerry Lewis was found dead Saturday in his jail cell. Police said it appeared Gary Randolph Benson, 57, died in his sleep at the Clark County Detention Center. He was found at 1:48 a.m.
Greene sizzles
Sprinter eyes third straight 100-meter gold
August 5, 2001
Maurice Greene is halfway to his third consecutive 100-meter world title and John Godina is halfway to an unprecedented field event double. Greene ran a sparkling 9.88 seconds in winning his second-round heat in the 100 meters at the World Championships Saturday. At first, it was announced that he had run into a headwind of 5.1 meters per second.
Friends and neighbors
August 5, 2001
Regents to have retreat
August 5, 2001
The Kansas Board of Regents will have a retreat later this month at The Barn Bed and Breakfast in Valley Falls. Regents will have a dinner Aug. 14. They will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 15 and then meet with state university presidents that evening.
Brooke’ O’Grady
August 5, 2001
Lawrence, KUMC nurses nominated for awards
August 5, 2001
A Lawrence nurse and nine nurses at Kansas University Medical Center are among 183 nominees for the 2001 Nursing: The Heart of Healthcare awards. The award program, organized by KU’s School of Medicine and KU Medical Center, honors nurses for their “dedication to patient care, their communities and the nursing profession.”
Neighbors lend hand for plowing
Antique tractors help farmers revive ritual
August 5, 2001
By Terry Rombeck A half-century ago, when Bob Gabriel was a boy helping on his family’s farm, farmers often would team up to plow a neighbor’s field. About a dozen farmers revived that tradition Saturday by breaking out their antique tractors to plow a 20-acre tract south of Eudora.
Drivers frustrated with traffic
Lawrence explores trafficway finish to ease increasing road congestion
August 5, 2001
By Joel Mathis There are nearly as many opinions about traffic in Lawrence as there are drivers. And few of the thoughts are friendly. “Traffic in Lawrence stinks,” Lawrence Sloan said Tuesday as he filled his car with gasoline at a service station along 23rd Street.
New leash-less park lets pack run free
August 5, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Joy Wrolson figures Dandy, her Belgian Shepherd mix puppy, will be in dog heaven while romping at Mutt Run, Lawrence’s new off-leash dog park. “Dandy is really a high-energy dog,” the Lawrence resident said. “If you run with him in town, he has to be on a leash. If he can run on his own, he can get a lot more energy out quickly.”
North Korea, Russia stand against missile plan
August 5, 2001
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il declared Saturday that his missile development program posed no threat to international peace and renewed his pledge to freeze testing until 2003, a fresh gesture aimed at undermining the rationale for President Bush’s proposed nuclear shield.
Uncertainty abounds on Bush’s leadership
August 5, 2001
Stuart Clark runs the oldest weekly newspaper in Iowa from a storefront office just off the square of this small Midwestern town. Attuned to the political currents in a county that evenly split its vote in last year’s election, he sees a question mark hanging over George W. Bush’s presidency.
Back-door deal spurs bankruptcy
SRS contractor files for protection after inquiry reroutes payment
August 5, 2001
By Dave Ranney An investigation shows that Kansas foster care financing is in disarray and that state officials are not above making back-door payments to favorite charities while letting the less-favored slide into bankruptcy. It’s a situation that reaches into the office of the lieutenant governor, who once sat on the board of a Wichita social service agency that got its bills paid earlier this year by the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services while another SRS contractor was drowning in debt.
Murderer’s release haunts daughter
Mother was stabbed, dismembered in 1977 crime
August 5, 2001
By Mike Belt Nearly 25 years ago, two men killed a Lawrence woman. While one was baking pizzas, the other chopped off her legs at the knees, bundled her up in plastic trash bags, then dumped her upper body along railroad tracks east of downtown. They discarded her legs in a Dumpster outside a grocery store.
Roots
August 5, 2001
Water a mosquito haven More flock to phlox
Travel briefs
August 5, 2001
There’s room in national park inns Shifting uncomfortably Disney does pop culture
Days are dazzling in San Diego
Enjoy colorful sunsets, funky seaside communities and a world-class zoo
August 5, 2001
Sunrise in San Diego streaks the sky with purples and oranges and warms the air to a refreshing 60 degrees. Otherwise disjointed colors come together for a glorious panorama, the palm trees lining the boulevards stand at attention, and nothing seems the least bit hurried in this city just north of Mexico.
Happy 250th to President James Madison
August 5, 2001
The United States Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring James Madison, the fourth president of the United States. The stamp will mark the 250th anniversary of Madison’s birth.
Incapacitated person’s guardian may not be able to initiate divorce
August 5, 2001
The Motley Fool
August 5, 2001
Name that company Avoiding losses Smart bikers
Book bite
August 5, 2001
Lipman’s latest is likable, but it’s not her best writing
August 5, 2001
The accidental carbon-monoxide poisoning deaths of an older woman and her lover are the catalyst in Elinor Lipman’s new novel, “The Dearly Departed” (Random House, 269 pages, $23.95). This, another in Lipman’s string of mostly comedic romances with a bit of tragedy thrown in, chronicles the relationship that develops between each victim’s adult child and their belated realization that they are linked by more than just mourning.
This baby is brought to you by
August 5, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Somewhere in Mount Kisco, N.Y., there is a newborn baby. His name is Budweiser. Or, conceivably, Preparation H. His folks haven’t decided yet. More to the point, they haven’t signed the contract.
Fair announces bids for champion livestock
August 5, 2001
Douglas County Free Fair animals were auctioned off Saturday. Animals except rabbits received a base bid and a premium bid, which together added up to the sale total. Here’s what the grand champions in each category sold for.
Tomatoes take summer siesta
August 5, 2001
By Bruce Chladny Without question, the No. 1 vegetable planted in the home garden is the tomato. Because tomatoes are easy to grow, produce large numbers of fruit and can be used in many ways, they have long been a home garden favorite. However, the heat and humidity of the past few weeks has many anxious gardeners asking “Where are the tomatoes?”
Dogged determination
August tasks keep heat on gardeners
August 5, 2001
By Carol Boncella Even the dog days of summer don’t deter determined gardeners. Fortunately, flowers often come to a standstill and vegetable production may temporarily halt during intense heat. Grass does not grow as rapidly and mowing is needed less often. (I’ve noticed that the weeds manage to hold their own, though.)
s datebook
August 5, 2001
MONDAY Canceled: Douglas County Commission meeting.
8-5 Kovels prices
August 5, 2001
Current prices Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in locations because of local economic conditions.
Auction highlights end of 4-H fair
August 5, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com Douglas County 4-H Free Fair organizers say it’s been the hottest fair they can remember, but 4-H youth who did the toughest work at the fair weren’t ready for it to end Saturday.
Outdoors for kansas kids day
August 5, 2001
An Outdoor Kansas for Kids Day (OK Kids), organized by the Kansas Wildscape Foundation, has been scheduled for Sept. 8. OK Kids Day is a program designed to encourage the youth of Kansas to spend more time outdoors.
Outdoors briefs
August 5, 2001
Brown, White win at Middle Creek Lake
Bookstore
August 5, 2001
Arts notes
August 5, 2001
General tickets go on sale at Ottawa venue Lawrence piano student to give recital
Arts notes
August 5, 2001
Teen-ager to show paintings at Java Dive New dean announced at music conservatory KC Symphony names director of development
8-5 Kovels
August 5, 2001
In America, you sit on a davenport, but in England you write on one. That’s because the word has very different meanings in the two countries. The davenport desk is a small writing desk with a slanted lift top and drawers on the side, not in the front. The Victorian form was often made in small sizes to be used in a lady’s bedroom. The many drawers were of varied sizes to hold stationery, stamps, pens and other items used at a desk. Many davenports found today have elaborate veneer and carved decorations. Small desks are very popular.
SUN Foto loco breakbox
August 5, 2001
Two showings Here are the locations of the Foto Loco exhibits: