Archive for Monday, August 6, 2001

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NFL briefs
Ravens’ lineman tears triceps tendon in left arm during intrasquad scrimmage
August 6, 2001
Leon Searcy, who signed a $31.5 million, six-year contract with Baltimore in the offseason, will miss up to three months with a torn triceps tendon in his left arm.
Northwestern gripped by grief
Once again, tragedy strikes Chicago school; temptation is to call school cursed
August 6, 2001
So much sadness for one campus. Too much sadness. Too much for one school to carry.
Lawrence Hime
August 6, 2001
On the record
August 6, 2001
No laughing matter
August 6, 2001
Wrong priority
August 6, 2001
Texas ties
August 6, 2001
Vera M. Smith
August 6, 2001
FBI expands global reach
August 6, 2001
The G-men are going global.
Local briefs
August 6, 2001
Threshing Bee attendance tempered by hot weather The 44th annual McLouth Threshing Bee steamed through a hot weekend of tractor pulls, a parade, children’s events, live music and a tractor rodeo. The bee was Friday through Sunday in the eastern Jefferson County town. Attendance was down slightly because of the heat, said Gary Royer, president of the Heart of America Antique Steam Engine & Model Assn., though he didn’t want to estimate attendance. “Overall, we had a lot of new tractors come in and new exhibitors,” Royer said. “I think it went pretty well.” Among those participating in the show were blacksmiths Will Bevan and his father, Jim. This year’s threshing bee featured a new event, the tractor rodeo. Drivers competed in different events, such as backing a tractor up to pin a dollar bill against an egg, backing a four-wheel hay wagon through barrels and a blindfolded drive through barrels. “It was pretty neat event,” Royer said. “The tractor rodeo is something I’d like to see get bigger.” __________ Traffic: Road construction starts today on south Iowa Street Starting today, traffic will be limited to one lane each direction on Iowa in southern Lawrence for much of the month. Milling, overlay and pavement-marking work will begin on Iowa from 31st Street south to 33rd Street. Similar work, along with patching and installation new traffic signal equipment, will be done later this month on 23rd Street from Iowa to Kentucky Court. Some entrances along the streets may be blocked temporarily. Overlay of the Iowa section will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 17. The section of 23rd Street will be paved at night starting at 5 p.m. Aug. 19 and continuing each night until about 6 a.m. the next day. The 23rd Street section will be completed by Aug. 24. LRM Industries Inc., Lawrence, is the contractor. The project will be split between the state of Kansas and the city. The state will pick up $200,000 of the project’s $485,135 cost, and the city will pick up the balance. __________ Literature: Missouri press to publish works of Langston Hughes The University of Missouri Press is gaining national attention for its plans to publish the complete works of poet Langston Hughes, who spent much of his childhood in Lawrence. The New York Times featured a story on the 18-volume project Tuesday on the front of its arts section. Most of the Hughes’ 35 books are now out of print. The University of Missouri recently unveiled the collection’s fourth volume, which includes “Not Without Laughter,” Hughes’ 1930 novel about a young black man coming of age in a small Kansas town, presumably Lawrence. Plans call for the final volumes being available by Feb. 1, 2002, which would have been Hughes’ 100th birthday. He died in 1967. The Missouri project coincides with a Jan. 31- Feb. 7, 2002, symposium on Hughes’ work at Kansas University, featuring appearances by author Alice Walker and actor Danny Glover. __________ 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 numerous locations in 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.
Horoscopes
August 6, 2001
Mary A. Haulmark
August 6, 2001
Gordon wins Brickyard 400
Driver solidifies lead in Winston Cup race standings
August 6, 2001
As Jeff Gordon lined up to start the Brickyard 400, the last thing he expected was a victory.