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KU Chancellor’s surgery successful
August 8, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 4:55 p.m.) University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway underwent surgery this morning at KU Med for the removal of his prostate. Prostate cancer had been detected during a recent annual examination.
Maureen Reagan, daughter of former president and actress Jane Wyman, dies of cancer at 60
August 8, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 3:59 p.m.) Maureen Reagan, the outspoken presidential daughter who became a crusader for Alzheimer’s disease awareness after her father fell ill, died Wednesday. She was 60 and had suffered from skin cancer.
The mural is saved
August 8, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 5:18 p.m.) The mural along the east wall of the former Mercantile building at 9th and Massachusetts Streets will not be painted over afterall, according to the building’s new tennant, Dan Blomgren.
Bowyer Back on top at Heartland Park Topeka
August 8, 2001
It was a complete reversal of fortune Saturday night, August 4, for Emporia driver Clint Bowyer. Bowyer won his sixth NASCAR Modified feature race of the season at Heartland Park Topeka’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Motor Speedway.
Boggs-Littles services
August 8, 2001
Bush defends ‘working vacation’
August 8, 2001
President Bush on Tuesday launched a vigorous defense of his decision to spend a month on vacation away from Washington as a poll reported a solid majority of Americans think 30 days is too long.
Vatican lashes out at historians’ ‘slanderous campaign’
August 8, 2001
The Vatican denounced what it called a “slanderous campaign” mounted against the Roman Catholic Church over the Holocaust-era pope, Pius XII, accusing some Jewish historians Tuesday of “clearly incorrect behavior.”
Governors wrap up conference
States get federal assurance of assistance on energy issues
August 8, 2001
Governors voiced anxieties about Bush administration policies from energy to education during the summer meeting of the National Governors Assn. They got some reassurance Tuesday, however, when the nation’s energy secretary announced his agency would work closely with the governors’ group to develop guidelines on the sensitive issue of who decides the routes for electrical transmission lines.
Researchers claim ‘right’ to try human cloning
Ethical considerations generate heated debate
August 8, 2001
With angry words and apparent determination, three researchers told a meeting of scientists Tuesday they are unswayed by stories of medical risk or by ethical objections and will soon try to clone human beings.
Author offers quick-cook principles
Flavor, organization, focus and creativity key to timely meals
August 8, 2001
Thirty minutes to mealtime? Sam Gugino has a suggestion: Make a Spanish tortilla. Chef and food writer Gugino is a man with a mission. “I grew up in a family where my mother cooked every meal,” he recalls. “Today, in families where both parents are working, hardly anybody is cooking.
6News report: A new principal at Schwegler Elementary
August 8, 2001
Trish Ayers reports on Schwegler Elementary’s new principal, Jane Ziegler. School starts in 8 days.
City commission adopts 2002 budget
August 8, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Property tax rates, building permit fees, wastewater rates and fees for trash collection all will be on the rise in 2002 after Lawrence city commissioners completed work on a host of budget-related items Tuesday.
Golfer Slocum’s comeback complete
Battlefield promotion’ fitting reward for man stricken with colitis in late 1997
August 8, 2001
Any player who wins three events on the Buy.com Tour gets what the PGA Tour calls a “battlefield promotion,” a phrase that applies perfectly to Heath Slocum. Not many others have faced such a fight to get to the big leagues.
BU picked second in coaches’ poll
Frangoulis surprised at high ranking considering Wildcats lost two All-Americans
August 8, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Little did John Frangoulis expect his coaching contemporaries to tab Baker University to finish second in the Heart of America Conference football race this fall. “I was kind of surprised. I really was,” said Frangoulis, now preparing for his sixth season as BU head coach. “I thought we’d be in the top five, but realistically I thought third or fourth.”
Little League steps up to big screen
August 8, 2001
Standing atop the man-made earthen bowl that cradles the Howard J. Lamade Stadium, author John Grisham surveys the pristine diamond where the world’s best preteen baseball teams gather every August to vie for the Little League World Series title. “This is the mecca,” he said. “There is no finer place for baseball.”
Horoscopes
August 8, 2001
6News report: rescuers pull child from river
August 8, 2001
The 6News team reports on rescue efforts to save an 11-year old boy who had fallen into the Kansas River.
Family members get prison terms for bilking widow
August 8, 2001
Five members of a family that got involved with an elderly widow have been sentenced, some to prison, for bilking her out of more than $600,000 in vehicles, property and cash.
Herbicide spraying ruins wheat
August 8, 2001
A northwest Kansas co-op has reported that 1,200 acres of wheat were destroyed before this year’s harvest because the grain was mistakenly sprayed with paraquat-laced herbicide.
Sac and Fox schedules pow wow activities
August 8, 2001
The Sac and Fox Nation’s fourth annual pow wow will be Aug. 24-26 on the casino grounds, north of Kansas Highway 20 on U.S. Highway 75. Participants will be able to observe the cultural heritage of the tribe.
Utah trips Shock; Monarchs roll
August 8, 2001
Natalie Williams had 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Utah Starzz to a 76-69 victory over the Detroit Shock on Tuesday. Utah extended its franchise-record winning streak to eight games. The Starzz, who qualified for the playoffs for the first time Monday by virtue of Phoenix’s loss to Houston, are in third place in the Western Conference at 17-11.
Teens challenged to expand, clean up their vocabulary
August 8, 2001
Get creative with zucchini
August 8, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger The garden slowed during the July heat, but kicked back into gear when it rained a few weeks ago. The zucchini plants I thought were done for the summer are producing again, and I have been looking for something different to do with zucchini. My favorite way to cook it is in the wok, stir-fried with onion, garlic, red and green bell pepper and ginger Tamari sauce.
Guys on the grill
Backyard barbecue masters share their red-hot tips
August 8, 2001
By Jim Baker Men and grills go together like pizza and beer. For as long as there have been grills, there have been men in aprons with corny sayings on them, sweating over an open flame to create a perfectly charred piece of meat, chicken or fish. There’s just something primal about the combination of flames and slabs of raw meat that appeals to the caveman dwelling in the heart of every guy.
National briefs
August 8, 2001
Alaska: Diesel fuel leak fouls Prince William Sound Florida: Small plane crashes, hits several vehicles Wyoming: Firefighters gain ground on Yellowstone blaze New York City: Sources place officer at strip club before DUI
Libraries part of reading reform
August 8, 2001
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel When the world’s most powerful economy has more than a third of its fourth-graders lagging behind in basic reading, that’s not just a problem. It’s a crisis.
New HHS head shows leadership
August 8, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group
Faith-based initiative gets speaker’s push
Wichita Salvation Army provides backdrop for House leader
August 8, 2001
House Speaker Dennis Hastert visited a Salvation Army center to push the Bush administration’s plan to spend more on social services provided by religious organizations.
Study: College freshmen in dormitories have higher risk of meningitis
August 8, 2001
Freshmen living in dormitories are at much greater risk of contracting meningitis than other college students, raising anew the question of whether incoming students should be vaccinated, researchers report.
World briefs
August 8, 2001
Iran: Parliament clears way for inauguration South Africa: Zulus honor Mandela London: Concorde flies to Ireland Denmark: Mormons re-enact voyage to America
Regulators warn of scams playing on religious beliefs
August 8, 2001
State regulators are warning of scams that play on religious loyalties to persuade people to mortgage homes or pull cash from retirement funds. Tens of thousands of people nationwide already have lost billions of dollars.
LHS parents meeting
August 8, 2001
Parents of Lawrence High students involved in fall sports programs are asked to attend a meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday at the LHS auditorium.
Free State meeting
August 8, 2001
Parents of Free State High students involved in fall sports programs are asked to attend a meeting at 5 p.m. on Sunday in the school auditorium. Parents are then invited to attend a booster club barbecue at 6 p.m.
Heat taking toll on Indianapolis
August 8, 2001
The Indianapolis Colts just can’t escape the heat. A day after two players were helped off the field because of heat-related problems, starting tackle Adam Meadows left practice early Tuesday for the same reason. “Adam went out early because he had a little bit of a problem,” coach Jim Mora said. He did not elaborate.
Local briefs
August 8, 2001
Jefferson County Fair continues with parade tonight The Jefferson County Fair continued Tuesday night with a parade through downtown Valley Falls and a poetry reading from cowboy poet Glen Brunkow of Potawatomie County. Tuesday morning, John Lederer, above, a member of the VFW post in Valley Falls, helped put up American flags in downtown to decorate for the fair. A bucket calf costume parade will begin at 6:30 tonight. The parade’s grand marshal will be the Valley Falls Lyons Club, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The fair began Saturday with a new event a dog show in showmanship and obedience. Various 4-H shows and competitions will continue throughout the week. __________________________ Crime: Suspect in beating case released from custody A Lawrence man suspected of beating a woman in a domestic disturbance was freed from the Douglas County Jail late Monday, but a police investigation continues. No charges have been filed against the 32-year-old man who had been arrested Sunday after police were called about 11:40 p.m. to a residence in the 300 block of Glenview Drive. Police found an unconscious 27-year-old woman in the residence suffering from facial injuries. She remained in critical condition Monday at Kansas University Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said. Police have talked to the woman and she has made a statement saying that she “might not be a victim of a crime,” Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. He did not elaborate other than to say police are still investigating the incident. When Lawrence Police complete the investigation, information will be turned over to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. __________________________ Extracurricular activities: South Singers auditions set Auditions for South Junior High School “South Singers” will be Tuesday through Aug. 21. Students may sign up for audition times beginning Monday. This year’s audition piece is “The Star Spangled Banner,” which should be memorized. Auditioners should be prepared to sing a cappella. For more information, call Mark Robinson at 979-6908. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.239 at Site Service Station, 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue. 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. __________________________ Suspect charged in van theft Employees of a Lawrence property management firm Monday launched their own search for a missing van and then notified police when they found it. A 23-year-old Lawrence man was arrested shortly before 4 p.m. after allegedly stealing the 1998 Ford 250 Econoline van belonging to Mastercraft Corp., 1927 Moodie Road. The van had been parked in the 100 block of Hampton Place when it was taken, Lawrence Police said. Mastercraft employees kept in contact with each other by two-way radio while looking for the van. It was spotted on the Kaw River bridge driving toward Sixth Street, and police were notified. A police officer stopped the van and arrested the driver at Second Terrace and Michigan Street. Eric Runningcrane was charged Monday in Douglas County District Court with one count of felony theft. He was incarcerated late Monday at the Douglas County Jail on $2,500 bond. __________________________ Abandoned car report brings police investigation Lawrence Police are investigating an incident early Saturday in which a car was reported stolen and later found abandoned after being in a wreck. Three men called police shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday from a residence in the 2700 block of Crestline Drive. They told officers that someone had stolen a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier belonging to one of them. Kansas University Public Safety officers found the car early Saturday abandoned along a retaining wall west of Watson Library, said KU Lt. Schuyler Bailey. The car had struck the wall, Bailey said. KU officers had the vehicle towed. KU officers are also continuing to investigate the incident. No arrests were made and information will be turned over to the Douglas County District Attorney’s office for review, Lawrence Police said. The three men are identified only as Lawrence residents in their 20s.
People
August 8, 2001
Ruling cuts court award Singer mangles anthem Keillor has heart Senate run ruled out
National briefs
August 8, 2001
California: Roger Clinton pleads guilty to reckless driving charge Washington, D.C.: First life sentence given for child pornography Virginia: Fire clears CIA headquarters
One last look
August 8, 2001
Take one last look at the Seeds mural on the former Mercantile buidling at 9th and Mississippi. This video was taken at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, as a crowd of protesters was beginning to gather. Damage from yesterday’s powerwashing is visible on the mural’s southern half.
6Sports: Freshman kicker might get open spot on KU’s special teams
August 8, 2001
James Sido reports on the special teams openings on this years KU football team.
6Sports report: AJGA championship taking place in KC
August 8, 2001
James Sido reports on four local golfers standing at the AJGA Marsh KC Championship.
Community perspectives about the South Lawrence Trafficway
Results of interviews in Lawrence, Kansas
August 8, 2001
The South Lawrence Trafficway, or SLT, has a long and controversial history. The SLT is partially constructed, but has remained incomplete for years. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), through its engineering consultant, HNTB, contracted with The Osprey Group to launch an effort that will generate useful input to KDOT about the concerns and issues in Lawrence relating to the Trafficway.
6Sports report: Haskell team members up at 6am
August 8, 2001
Michael Rigg reports on the start of Haskell’s football practices. HINU will have four practices a day.
Head of Gerald Ford Foundation named director of Dole Institute
August 8, 2001
Richard Norton Smith, executive director of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, will become the first director of Kansas University’s Robert J. Dole Institute for Public Service and Public Policy.
Shelter’s funding request granted
August 8, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday agreed to fund a one-time $10,000 request to help the Salvation Army open its homeless shelter earlier this year, but several activists remain concerned about major gaps in services to the city’s homeless.
Mural’s removal causes stir
August 8, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik A liquor dealer’s plan to paint over a mural on the former Community Mercantile building at Ninth and Mississippi streets has neighbors, artists and mural fans fuming. Cork and Barrel owner Dan Blomgren said workers today will paint over the artwork on the side of his newly acquired location.
Chancellor to undergo surgery after prostate cancer diagnosis
August 8, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway will undergo surgery today to remove his prostate, the university announced Tuesday. Doctors detected an early form of prostate cancer in Hemenway during an annual examination last month. Hemenway, 59, will enter the three-hour surgery this morning at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Vietnam lessons linger
August 8, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Vietnam is on American minds again. Or is that still? Haven’t the toxins and antibodies of that bitter conflict been coursing through the national bloodstream throughout the past quarter-century? Are we as a nation ready to absorb fundamental meanings of the war that we missed at the time?
Shocking case
August 8, 2001
Solutions needed
August 8, 2001
Sherrer responds to J-W report
August 8, 2001
I am writing you in regards to a story you published in Sunday’s newspaper. Dave Ranney’s article on United Methodist Youthville states Youthville’s bankruptcy “was prompted in part, by a $500,000 state payment due to Youthville that, with the help of Lt. Governor Gary Sherrer, instead went to a Wichita social service agency.”
Harness the wind
August 8, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Kansas is getting its first commercial wind-energy project. Hopefully, it will not be the last. Wind is a near-constant feature of the Kansas climatological landscape. Kansas farmers have fought its effects for years taking steps to try to keep valuable top soil from blowing away.
Friends and neighbors
August 8, 2001
Charge filed in Ferrari case
August 8, 2001
By Terry Rombeck A former Lawrence car salesman has been charged with theft by deception for allegedly selling a lemon Ferrari to a New York City investment banker. Joel Ellena, 28, was charged with one count of felony theft over $25,000. He has been summoned to appear Sept. 5 in Douglas County District Court.
Nathaniel Wildcat
August 8, 2001
Investigation under way into underage drinking party
August 8, 2001
A formal inquisition is under way in the case of a teen who killed himself after his friend was taken to a hospital for treatment of alcohol poisoning. Officials believe Blake Allan Culver, 15, was distraught after his friend was taken to the hospital after attending an underage drinking party.
State briefs
August 8, 2001
Topeka: Back-to-School Fair Saturday at Expocentre Hutchinson: Adult space training offered at Cosmosphere
Zackary Berkey
August 8, 2001
Stanton Ball
August 8, 2001
6Sports report: Volleyball picked to finish 9th in Big 12
August 8, 2001
James Sido reports on the preseason Volleyball coaches’ poll. Kansas ranked 9th.
Ewing services
August 8, 2001
Ruth Gowing
August 8, 2001
Briefs
August 8, 2001
SLT study session set Dumpster move denied
On the record
August 8, 2001
Blood bank appeals for donors
August 8, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Kansas and Missouri hospitals are sucking Kansas Blood Services dry, and there is little relief in sight. While donations to the blood bank increased 6 percent this year from the first quarter of 2000, demand for blood products has jumped 9 percent.
Light pollution’s effects on stargazing measured
August 8, 2001
A flood of artificial light has left one in five humans unable to see the bright band of the Milky Way at night, according to a new study of the global effects of light pollution.
Blanch Wise
August 8, 2001
Shark-attack stories conflict
August 8, 2001
The wife of a man who lost part of his leg in a shark attack fought back tears Tuesday as she said his screams for help went unanswered as he swam back to shore. “When you scream for help and you’re a lifeguard, you’re supposed to get in there. You’re supposed to try to help,” Ave Maria Thompson said at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where her husband, Krishna, is recovering from the weekend attack in the Bahamas.
New Bolivian president faces great expectations
August 8, 2001
Jorge Quiroga became Bolivia’s president Tuesday night, taking office amid expectations to fix the economy of South America’s poorest nation, soothe social discontent and curb political corruption all in the year left in his predecessor’s term.
Memorial, park dedicated to embassy bombing victims
August 8, 2001
Unveiling a black granite wall inscribed with the names of the 219 dead, U.S. and Kenyan officials opened a peace park Tuesday on the site of the U.S. embassy that was bombed exactly three years ago.
Elizabeth Dole hints at Senate run
August 8, 2001
Elizabeth Dole is weighing a race for the Senate in North Carolina in 2002 in the event Republican Sen. Jesse Helms retires next year rather than seeking a sixth term. Dole has had some discussions about her plans with Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate GOP campaign committee, according to Republicans familiar with the developments.
U.S., Russians hold talks on weapons
August 8, 2001
U.S. officials opened talks at the Pentagon with their Russian counterparts Tuesday, making President Bush’s case that his missile defense plan won’t be an obstacle to cuts in nuclear forces.
Survey finds bits of SLT consensus
Consultant’s report finds parties don’t trust KDOT
August 8, 2001
By Dave Ranney A glimmer of consensus is emerging among key Lawrence residents involved with the controversial eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway. Most folks, according to a study sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation, see the need for a thoroughfare, respect the wetlands, and prefer either the 32nd Street or south-of-the-Wakarusa River alignment.
11-year-old critical after Kaw rescue
August 8, 2001
By Mindie Paget An 11-year-old boy was in critical condition Tuesday night at a Kansas City hospital after a dramatic rescue earlier in the day from the Kansas River in Lawrence. The boy was lost for 20 to 25 minutes under the Kaw’s rushing waters east of the Bowersock Dam before being pulled out by a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical rescue worker.
Romanian claims 1,500 title
Szabo uses strong kick to stomp competition at worlds
August 8, 2001
Gabriela Szabo of Romania unleashed her characteristic kick and won the women’s 1,500-meter at the World Championships on Tuesday night. Szabo is also entered in the 5,000, but has said she would not run if Russia’s Olga Yegorova was permitted to compete after testing positive for a banned substance on an A sample test.
Augusta getting longer, stronger
Nine holes receiving major alterations in overhaul at site of Masters
August 8, 2001
Trees were bulldozed to create new tee boxes. One fairway bunker was extended 15 yards, while another was doubled in size. About the only thing left untouched after sweeping changes to Augusta National Golf Club were the azaleas.
Ryder Cup will lack familiar characters
Olazabal, Leonard central figures of event’s controversial ending in 1999
August 8, 2001
Six weeks after the infamous putt led to the infamous celebration in the 1999 Ryder Cup, Justin Leonard and Jose Maria Olazabal unwittingly wound up in the same pairing during the final round of the World Golf Championship in Spain. Not surprisingly, fireworks followed.
Nebraska picked first, KU ninth in volleyball
August 8, 2001
Defending national champion Nebraska was a unanimous pick by Big 12 coaches to win another conference volleyball title this fall. Kansas was picked to finish ninth of 11 teams. Oklahoma State has no team.
Ottawa wins state crown
AA champs to take 34-3 record into regional at Viroqua, Wis.
August 8, 2001
By Chuck Woodling If Kansas youth baseball has an equivalent of the slump-less Seattle Mariners, it may be Ottawa’s AA Legion team. “What it boils down to is the kids play consistently well,” Ottawa coach Dave Drumright said. “They haven’t had hardly any bad days all summer.” Three at the most.
Haskell opens camp in heat
New coach Snelding welcomes 105 players in T-shirts and shorts
August 8, 2001
Some folks might just say that Graham Snelding is crazy. After all, the first-year football coach at Haskell Indian Nations University is holding four practices a day during the Indians’ preseason camp, which began Tuesday at Haskell.
Jackson bat goes for $500,000
August 8, 2001
The Internet auction of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s prized bat neared its end Tuesday with just one bidder, at the minimum price of $500,000. The “Black Betsy” bat is one of the most fabled artifacts in sports.
Indians ship Burba to pen
August 8, 2001
Maybe the hardest part for Dave Burba is not knowing what to do next. “I’d go downstairs and sit in my chair for hours thinking about it,” he said Tuesday. “The TV might be on, but I wouldn’t really be watching.”
American League Roundup: Cleveland ties Twins atop Central
Indians’ Sabathia allows two runs in 7-2 victory over Minnesota
August 8, 2001
Age apparently is not a prerequisite for becoming the Cleveland Indians’ ace. Twenty-one-year-old C.C. Sabathia gave up two runs on four hits in a season-high 71/3 innings Tuesday night, and the Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 to forge a tie for first place in the AL Central.
National League Roundup: Cubs swipe wild win
Crazy play in 9th seals 5-4 victory over Colorado
August 8, 2001
As the Colorado Rockies threw the ball around the infield, Ricky Gutierrez waited for his opportunity. Ricky Gutierrez scored the winning run on a wild, botched rundown by Colorado in the ninth inning to give the Chicago Cubs to a 5-4 win Tuesday night. “It was basically chaos and I’m not even sure it was organized,” said Joe Girardi, whose single started the chaotic final play.
Brees signs with Chargers
August 8, 2001
Drew Brees doesn’t have to throw passes to his real estate agent anymore. The record-setting quarterback from Purdue signed a four-year contract with the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday, then started trying to make up for the 19 practices he missed while his agent and the Chargers haggled.
Collison scores 10 in rout
Americans rip Japan
August 8, 2001
Taking advantage of its inside strength, the United States pounded Japan, 123-87, on Friday at the World Championship for Young Men tournament. Kansas’ Nick Collison, Connecticut’s Caron Butler, Iowa’s Reggie Evans and Duke’s Carlos Boozer combined for 60 points and 39 rebounds. Collison had 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting. The forward also grabbed 11 rebounds.
Chiles hopes to make impact
August 8, 2001
By Robert Sinclair When talking about highly-touted freshman running back Marshell Chiles, Kansas University coach Terry Allen’s eyes light up and his smile grows. The biggest reason? Try 44 touchdowns. “That’s an unbelievable number,” Allen said. “When you watch the tape on him you know it’s legitimate. That’s an ungodly number.
Almost perfect
Baltimore’s Maduro retires first 15 KC batters
August 8, 2001
Entire major league careers had blossomed and faded since Calvin Maduro’s last major league victory. But as the Baltimore right-hander methodically took down one batter after another, Maduro wasn’t thinking about earning his first win in more than four years. He was thinking about his sore back.
Briefcase
August 8, 2001
Health care: Companies to offer gum that cleans teeth Supreme Court: Microsoft files appeal to beat penalty deadline Earnings: Cisco Systems meets analysts’ expectations Internet: Covad Communications to file bankruptcy case
Making It Fit owners tailor shop to fit growing, ‘upscale’ city
August 8, 2001
Credit use declines
August 8, 2001
Consumers, worried about their jobs in the face of layoffs, ratcheted back their borrowing in June, making credit use fall for the first time in nearly four years. Consumer credit declined by a seasonally adjusted $1.6 billion in June, or a 1.2 percent annual rate, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday.
Production picks up for workers
August 8, 2001
Worker productivity, a key gauge of living standards, had its best showing in a year in the second quarter. But revisions to Labor Department records for the past five years revealed that growth wasn’t as dazzling as previously thought, rekindling the debate about whether the country had entered into a golden era of productivity in the late 1990s.
Vikings back to work
Minnesota dealing with death of teammate
August 8, 2001
The Minnesota Vikings faced another miserably hot and muggy morning and their own mortality as they donned pads Tuesday for the first time since Korey Stringer died from heatstroke.
Santaularia tied for sixth
August 8, 2001
Lawrence’s Charlie Santaularia shot 72 on Tuesday, good for a tie for sixth after one round of the AJGA Marsh Kansas City Junior golf championships at Milburn Country Club. Ryan Henry of Broken Arrow, Okla., shot a 66 and leads Bryan Vahlberg of Norman, Okla., by three shots with two rounds to play. Lawrence’s Spencer Wilson and Nathaniel Spencer shot 77 and 80 respectively.
Learning Quest builds popularity
State treasurer asks committee to tweak college savings plan
August 8, 2001
With more than $67 million in assets and 15,000 participants, the Learning Quest Education Savings Program is showing signs of popularity after only one year. But Kansas legislators were told Tuesday that changes in the law governing the state program could make it even more popular with Kansans and investors nationwide.
Automaker unveils generator
General Motors using fuel cell technology to generate power
August 8, 2001
General Motors Corp. on Tuesday unveiled a stationary power generator that could be used to provide energy for homes and businesses. The generator would use the same fuel cell technology automakers are developing in hopes of producing pollution-free vehicles. “It would help the situation in California.
Community answers call for supplies
August 8, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Donors inspired by a plea for help saved a record 279 Douglas County schoolchildren from the lonely feeling of starting school next week without basic supplies. Eve Cofer, Douglas County director of the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp., said Tuesday that she had been concerned there wouldn’t be enough donated backpacks, crayons and pencils to go around.
Daily ticker
August 8, 2001
Probation decried in traffic fatality
August 8, 2001
By Mike Belt A teen-ager who spent an evening last year drinking in Lawrence and then killed a woman in a traffic collision will spend the next five years on probation. Sean Scott, 17, Shawnee, was ordered Tuesday by Johnson County District Court Judge Janette Sheldon to serve two years of intensive probation followed by another three years of standard probation.
Dictionary addresses college students’ language ‘crisis’
August 8, 2001
The first major dictionary of the 21st century is appropriately directed at the deteriorating writing skills of college students. The Microsoft Encarta College Dictionary, published last month by St. Martin’s Press ($24.95), addresses today’s students’ problems with English grammar, usage, spelling and vocabulary.
Lorenzo Music, heard but rarely seen, dies
August 8, 2001
He swore he didn’t know Garfield the Cat from Charlie the Tuna. Nevertheless, the former folk singer and comedy writer with the voice once described as “kind of cutely stupid” became television’s animated Garfield.
Rap mogul leaves prison for Death Row
August 8, 2001
Rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, who co-founded Death Row Records, was released from a federal prison in Oregon after serving nearly five years behind bars. The 36-year-old was released Monday morning and boarded a plane for Los Angeles. He served more than half of a nine-year term for violating probation on assault charges from a fight at a Las Vegas hotel in September 1996.
Book tackles challenges of teen-age vegetarians
August 8, 2001
Catering to teen-age vegetarians can be tough, especially when cookies and soda pop make the animal-free grade. The typical teen diet doesn’t satisfy parents who may support their children’s ethical eating habits but worry about their health. Navigating this terrain can be a little easier thanks to a new book dedicated to helping vegetarian teen-agers make healthy choices.
Pie filling is a peach
Versatile recipe provides flavor options
August 8, 2001
By Susan Krumm How can I make my own canned peach pie filling? Try this excellent Peach Pie Filling, tested and recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Because fruit variety may alter the pie’s flavor, you may want to first make a single quart of filling, make a pie with it and serve it. Then adjust the sugar and spices in the recipe to suit your preference.
Grill recipes
August 8, 2001
Mustard Seed-Encrusted Salmon Fillet Honey Grilled Chicken
Summer salad days made to be savored
August 8, 2001
Not only is this beef noodle recipe low in fat, its preparation is streamlined to help you spend less of the summer day shopping and cooking. Asian Beef Noodle Salad is among a series of recipes for dinner dishes in the July issue of Cooking Light magazine. Included is a recipe for a fresh fruit salad as a side dish.
Davis hoping to rebuild MVP career, image
Broncos running back wants to put injuries, scandal in past
August 8, 2001
December 1998. Terrell Davis was an MVP-in-waiting, and a guest appearance on “Sesame Street” fortified his mmm-mmm good image touted by Campbell’s Soup. August 2001. Terrell Davis is an MRI waiting to happen, and a post-Super Bowl appearance in an Atlanta strip club has received attention far removed from Tickle Me Elmo.
Short & sweet
August 8, 2001
‘Jayni’ does the ripe thing BLT Salad