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World briefs
August 12, 2001
Afghanistan: Aid workers’ release sought Zimbabwe: President takes U.S. to task for proposed legislation
People
August 12, 2001
Comedian Drew Carey undergoes procedure for blocked artery Delay takes some ‘Glitter’ off of Mariah’s soundtrack ‘P. Diddy’ avoids arrest for illegal lawn-mowing Ante paid for Vegas stunt
Nation Briefs
August 12, 2001
Minnesota: Space-food scientist dead at age 76 Florida: Hooters says it’ll fight Toyota/toy Yoda suit
National briefs
August 12, 2001
San Antonio: Tobacco settlement funds avoid anti-smoking efforts California: Postal Service pulls flier
Crash rekindles concerns about flights over canyon
August 12, 2001
About 800,000 people board planes and helicopters each year for air tours of the Grand Canyon’s dramatic rock formations, but a helicopter crash that killed six people has renewed concerns about the safety of the flights.
Married prelate to reconcile with church, Vatican says
August 12, 2001
The wife of an archbishop whose marriage scandalized the Vatican pleaded tearfully Saturday to be allowed to see her husband and threatened to go on a hunger strike if church officials denied her request.
Trekkies gravitate to convention in suburban Miami
August 12, 2001
Terrans uh, humans to most of us were in the majority at Saturday’s “Star Trek” convention. But it didn’t make Klingon K’Las uneasy. The tall man, born Keith Charlton, simply swaggered about the room drinking his Klingon Bloodwyne from a red crystal canteen.
Auburn collection claims 36 works from ‘Advancing American Art’
August 12, 2001
The 36 paintings and sketches owned by Auburn University originally part of the 1946-1947 “Advancing American Art” exhibition.
American League Roundup: Sandberg kin conks Minnesota
Twins lose for 19th time in last 26 games
August 12, 2001
Add one to the home run total for the Sandberg family. Jared Sandberg hit his first major league homer and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Minnesota Twins, 4-3, Saturday.
National League Roundup: Bonds belts No. 50
Pitcher Hernandez sparkles for Giants, too
August 12, 2001
Barry Bonds prefers hitting homers to talking about them. But when he drove out his career-best 50th Saturday, it was a milestone on several fronts he had to acknowledge. He reached the mark quicker than any player ever has and also became, at age 37, the oldest player to ever hit 50.
Apple Computer sparks desktop revolution
August 12, 2001
Remember the Apple II? It was the tan, boxy little desktop machine that introduced microcomputers to the world in 1977. Apple Computer Inc. scored another breakthrough in 1984 when the Macintosh first popularized a user-friendly interface with point-and-click icons.
Collison scores 10; U.S. team reaches final
Americans to play Croatia for title
August 12, 2001
Duke’s Carlos Boozer scored a U.S. single-game record 29 points as the United States clipped Argentina, 95-90, on Saturday and advanced to the finals of the World Championship For Young Men tournament.
On the record
August 12, 2001
Suspect jailed after chase
August 12, 2001
By Mindie Paget A man police tried to pull over for playing his stereo too loud led officers on a high-speed chase through the streets of downtown Lawrence Saturday night. The 20-year-old Lawrence man was honking his horn and playing his stereo loudly when police attempted to pull him over about 10 p.m., Lawrence Police Sgt. Dave Hubbel said.
Young actors stage homemade production
Annual show is ‘the highlight of the summer’ for Lawrence neighborhood
August 12, 2001
By Terry Rombeck All the back yard’s a stage, and children are the actors. That’s the way it was Saturday at 11-year-old Kate Falkenstien’s house, where for the third year she and three friends performed a play they wrote. More than 70 people mostly neighbors, friends and teachers sat on blankets and lawn chairs at the West Hills home to watch the performance.
Mennonites gather to discuss new church
August 12, 2001
By Mindie Paget The merger last month of the nation’s two largest Mennonite denominations has pressed Mennonite groups in Kansas and surrounding states to assess where they fit into the bigger picture. More than 400 delegates representing Mennonite congregations in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas convened in Lawrence this weekend for fellowship and to discuss plans for reorganization.
KU eyes $22 million facelift
August 12, 2001
By Dave Ranney Though long touted as one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses, Kansas University is ready for a facelift. “You hate to say it, but things have really deteriorated over the last 30 or 40 years,” said Warren Corman, KU’s architect and point man on a 10-year project that officials hope will both preserve and add to campus aesthetics.
Gathering’ in the Flint Hills
Modern-day cowboys herd cattle the old-fashioned way
August 12, 2001
By Bill Snead The sky is littered with thunderstorms working their way across Chase County. Bolts of lightning punch red holes in the far horizon as the rain turns to drizzle. Rain. Not something you need when you’re about to set out on horseback in the dark, a little after 5 a.m., to round up 1,200 head of cattle. Actually, real cowboys don’t round up … they call it “gathering.”
Teens’ ideas of abstinence stir sex education debate
August 12, 2001
As the Bush administration prepares to earmark millions of dollars for sex education that stresses abstinence, a debate has erupted among researchers and teachers over whether such programs steer teen-agers away from intercourse but toward other forms of risky sexual activity.
Stem cell decision raises hopes, fears
August 12, 2001
Five-year-old Jamie Langbein’s mother gets ready to race her daughter’s insulin pump across town after the diabetic child forgets to take it to art camp. Ann Campbell literally inches her way out of bed, unable to sit until she gets her first dose of Parkinson’s medication to temporarily loosen her stiff muscles.
The tropics in bloom
August 12, 2001
While many plants wilted during Lawrence’s recent string of hot and humid weather, others were right at home. At top, a bird of paradise shows its exotic orange and blue hues. Plumeria, above right, is a plant native to the Caribbean.
Heat has flowers in need of TLC
August 12, 2001
By Bruce Chladny The summer heat has taken its toll on many landscape plants, including annual and perennial flowers. With the hot dry days, plus attacks by spider mites and diseases, many flower beds are looking a bit sickly.
Hardy hibiscus
Big, beautiful blooms thrive in hot August conditions
August 12, 2001
By Carol Boncella Few flowers offer the sensational pizzazz and flair of hardy hibiscus. With spectacularly large flowers and handsome rich green foliage, these plants steal the show in the late summer garden.
Missouri garden a perennial favorite
Colorful flowers and lush water gardens draw crowds to Powell Gardens
August 12, 2001
As Nancy and Don Davis wandered into a sunny patch of perennials at Powell Gardens, their gaze was caught by a mass of hibiscus with blooms the size of salad plates. “It gets such loving care, it wouldn’t dare not do well,” Nancy Davis said, suggesting one possible reason for the magnificent blossom.
U.N. stamps tout Japan attractions
August 12, 2001
The United Nations Postal Administration is honoring Japan with the latest in the World Heritage stamp series. The six new commemorative stamps feature sites in Japan that are recognized as national treasures by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
PCs pick up knowledge, gain speed
The next step is … implants’
August 12, 2001
In the 20 years since IBM Corp. introduced its personal computer, the machines have evolved from a clunky beige box with a bulky monitor to a clunky beige box with an even bulkier monitor. Gains in technology primarily have come in computing power and networking, not in appearance.
Men skirt new fashion
Designer gives traditional Scottish kilts a makeover
August 12, 2001
Nothing girly about a man in a skirt at least according to Howie Nicholsby. Then again, he designs kilts for a living. According to Nicholsby, 22, it takes a real man to suit up and hit the town in traditional Scottish garb.
Briefcase
August 12, 2001
College: Surroundings influence decisions, study finds Survey says: Companies beware: Consumers vent anger Motley Fool: Name that company
Pay off mortgage faster without firm’s help or fees
August 12, 2001
By Jeff Brown Question: My mortgage company says I can pay off my loan seven years and nine months early, saving $33,000 in interest. Instead of making a monthly payment of $988, I’d make a $494 payment every two weeks. There’s a startup fee of $379 and a $1 charge with every payment. Is this a good deal?
Nonprofits turn to business for leadership
New director of area chapter for American Red Cross to use background in leadership role
August 12, 2001
By Mark Fagan The new executive director of the Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross hasn’t spent her career organizing blood drives, teaching swim lessons or coordinating fund-raising campaigns.
WNBA Roundup: Charlotte stings Liberty
August 12, 2001
Minutes after a convincing victory over the New York Liberty, Charlotte guard Dawn Staley grabbed a microphone and summed up what everyone else was thinking. “Can you believe this?” she screamed. “The Charlotte Sting are going to playoffs!”
Redskins wanted to keep Green in D.C.
Quarterback played for Washington before stops in St. Louis, Kansas City
August 12, 2001
It was a routine, no-contact passing drill, but there was nothing routine about the 20-yard pass Trent Green weaved around three defenders before hitting a rookie receiver in the numbers for a spectacular completion. A few minutes later, same play, same triple coverage, same result with a different receiver.
American latest to cut fares
Airlines ax Saturday-night stay restrictions on discounted flights
August 12, 2001
American Airlines on Saturday said it would match a move by rival United Airlines by slashing fares on some flights between Chicago’s O’Hare International and other major U.S. cities.
Novel’s couple takes second honeymoon separately
August 12, 2001
What better way to rekindle a waning marriage than a second honeymoon in Paris? So thought Lara Lewis, 45, a homemaker and the hopeful heroine of Elizabeth Adler’s romantic novel “The Last Time I Saw Paris” (St. Martin’s, 296 pages, $23.95). When Lara’s husband Bill, a world-famous surgeon, slinks off to Beijing on a business trip with his young and pretty associate, alarm bells sound in Lara’s mind.
Pearl’s Secret’ follows man’s search for his ancestors
August 12, 2001
The journey to find long-lost relatives can be all uphill. And it can become even more complicated when there are few clues to follow and racial lines have to be crossed. Neil Henry knows this struggle all too well. His book, “Pearl’s Secret” (University of California Press, 322 pages, $24.95), is a touching memoir about his search as a black man to find the white arm of his family.
Lawrence school board
Board to compensate consulting firm
August 12, 2001
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Japanese animation
Anime exhibit looks at technology, gender roles
August 12, 2001
The clever little car comes with a Geiger counter. The toylike vending machine dispenses emergency food rations. The pair of giant inflatable bunnies dominate an entire room.
Fair maintains timeless traditions
Annual Vinland event keeps it simple to draw crowds
August 12, 2001
By Terry Rombeck As his competitors waddled toward the chalk finish line, Tom the Turtle didn’t budge. Not 1 inch. Maybe he crumbled under the pressure at the Vinland Fair’s turtle race. Or maybe, said his owner, Andrew Maycock, he just needed some encouragement.
Marlin Shughart
August 12, 2001
Marie Parrett
August 12, 2001
Michelle Fraser
August 12, 2001
David Weeks
August 12, 2001
NHL: Rangers bid for Lindros
August 12, 2001
Rangers’ general manager Glen Sather won’t give up on his fascination with Eric Lindros. A league source confirmed Saturday a report out of Toronto that Sather has again stepped up his pursuit of Lindros, the Philadelphia Flyers center who has been plagued by concussions and hasn’t played in the NHL since May 26, 2000.
Ex-Kansas aide hired
August 12, 2001
Former Kansas University track and field assistant coach Theo Hamilton has been named head cross country and track coach at Benedictine College. Hamilton is a 1975 KU grad who wasn’t retained when Kansas hired Stanley Redwine.
Collins drops match at USTA Super National
August 12, 2001
Lawrence’s Caitlin Collins lost a three-game match Saturday in the consolation quarterfinals at the United States Tennis Assn. Super National Championships.
Russian’s triumph in 5,000 greeted with boos
August 12, 2001
To a backdrop of boos mixed with icy silence from a big crowd, Olga Yegorova won a gold medal in the World Championships on Saturday, a triumph at least one competitor refused to acknowledge.
Memorial services mark sub’s grim anniversary
August 12, 2001
Families of the 118 men killed when the nuclear submarine Kursk sank in the Barents Sea gathered Saturday in a rainy, northern Russian port for a grim pilgrimage to the doomed boat’s home base.
Hot weather kills fish, creates feast for birds
August 12, 2001
Heat and dry air have lowered lake levels at the Quivira Wildlife Refuge, killing thousands of fish but providing a feast for migratory shorebirds and other animals. About 75,000 shorebirds have stopped at the refuge to feed on the mudflats made larger than usual by the retreating water. And Kansans are stopping in to view the exotic birds resting on their annual migration to South America.
Hospital employees nix union
August 12, 2001
Service and maintenance employees at Hutchinson Hospital have rejected union representation, voting against it by a margin of nearly 2-to-1 Friday night. The Wichita-based Local 513 of the Service Employees International Union began an organizing campaign in May. Many employees had complained about understaffing, low wages, expensive insurance, lack of vacation time and unfair advancement practices.
Russell set KU record at World Championships
August 12, 2001
Scott Russell didn’t qualify for the finals in the javelin at the World Track and Field championships Friday, but he did set a Kansas University record.
Space chase to end today
Discovery should dock with space station this afternoon
August 12, 2001
Space shuttle Discovery zoomed in pursuit of the international space station on Saturday on its mission to drop off one crew and bring home another after a tiring five-month stay. The two-day, round-and-round-the-world chase will end this afternoon.
Police Briefs
August 12, 2001
Olathe: Man takes lesser charge in nightclub shooting Junction City: Trooper shoots suspect in traffic stop scuffle Haysville : Freight train kills tow truck driver
Mother charged with leaving child in car
August 12, 2001
A 2-year-old girl left in a closed car on the last and hottest day of a two-week heat wave was released from a hospital Friday, and her mother was charged with child endangerment.
Teen convicted in shooting
August 12, 2001
A 17-year-old boy charged in a drive-by shooting death has been convicted of felony murder and could face up to life in prison. A Seward County District Court jury returned verdicts Friday in the case against Horace Bell. Besides murder, he was convicted of discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle and felony property damage.
City schools to start practices on Monday
August 12, 2001
Practices for fall sports programs at both city high schools and other schools across the state will begin on Monday. Both Lawrence High and Free State High will offer seven sports in the fall.
TV news shows’ guests announced
August 12, 2001
Here’s the guest lineup for today’s TV news shows:
Gore returns to public eye at workshop
August 12, 2001
Although each is perhaps best known for twice failing to win the presidency, former Vice President Al Gore and former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander tried Saturday at a bipartisan workshop to persuade young adults to get involved in politics.
Israeli raid brings condemnation
August 12, 2001
Israeli police, some with guns drawn, scuffled Saturday with demonstrators outside the PLO headquarters in east Jerusalem. The international community condemned Israel’s seizure of the compound, which Palestinians promised to reclaim.
Hog company cited for waste spills
August 12, 2001
A large Kansas City-based hog company faces scrutiny after spilling waste into north Missouri streams seven times within the last month, killing fish and tainting nearby streams.
San Diego: Cool city produces warm memories
August 12, 2001
By Calder Pickett I didn’t know until I got back to Lawrence that the thing I would treasure most from our trip to San Diego would be the temperature down there. The low 70s. Opening the door of our condo on the beach and feeling the cool morning air.
Seniors make up exclusive line
Bonne Bell cosmetics uses only workers 55 and up in packaging
August 12, 2001
The assembly line workers remove tubes of Berry Happy and Candy Confetti Surprise lip gloss from factory boxes and repackage them for customers generations younger than they are. A few feet away, several workers chatting about their grandchildren pack shampoo, bath gel and more lip gloss into clear aqua zipper pouches to complete the Cosmic Sleepover Sack.
Yanks’ Lilly drops appeal
August 12, 2001
New York Yankees left-hander Ted Lilly dropped his appeal of a six-game suspension and fine Saturday for hitting Anaheim’s Scott Spiezio in the helmet with a pitch. Lilly will begin serving the suspension immediately and pay a $1,000 fine.
Penske has front row
De Ferran joined by Castroneves
August 12, 2001
The Penske cars weren’t quite as fast as last year at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, but they were fast enough. For the second year in a row, Gil de Ferran will be on the pole and Helio Castroneves will be beside him at the start of today’s CART Miller Lite 200.
Rudd, Jarrett wary
Gordon lurking at Global Crossing
August 12, 2001
Dale Jarrett and Ricky Rudd share the front row and the best chance for victory in the NASCAR Global Crossing. Lurking six rows behind them is the man who has won this race four times in five years.
Bird Seasons
August 12, 2001
Kansas, Missouri making roads safer for senior drivers
August 12, 2001
To Romell Cooks, regional administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the statistics are staggering. In 1999, there were 18.5 million licensed drivers age 70 and older in the United States, up almost 40 percent from 10 years earlier.
Old Home Town - 40 and 100 years ago today
August 12, 2001
Spirea survivors
August 12, 2001
Tradition remains
August 12, 2001
Census irony
August 12, 2001
Journal-World Editorial If exceptions prove the rule, the state’s census adjustment “rule” needs to be changed. The Journal-World editorial column already has addressed at some length its opposition to the state law that requires “adjustments” to federal census numbers, but an additional irony to this process has come to light that deserves to be noted.
Meeting slated in El Dorado
August 12, 2001
Wildlife and Parks commissioners will conduct a public meeting and hearing on Aug. 23 at the El Dorado Civic Center.
The Motley Fool
August 12, 2001
Last week’s question Gems in slagheaps Hope’s not enough Your tax rebate Build a watch list
OK Kids set Sept. 8
August 12, 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.
The pride of McBride
John Ford biography is writer’s most in-depth study to date
August 12, 2001
John Ford worked in the movie studios for 52 years, first as an actor, then as director of two-reelers, later as creator of such enduring classics as “The Informer,” “Stagecoach,” “The Grapes of Wrath,” “How Green Was My Valley,” “My Darling Clementine,” “The Quiet Man,” “The Searchers” and “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” Yet despite his long prominence, Ford remained an enigma to most of Hollywood.
State offers no drawing for permits
August 12, 2001
Wildlife and Parks is offering a number of resident deer permits that may be purchased without going through a drawing. Applications for these permits are now available from Wildlife and Parks offices or from the agency’s website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us.
Arts notes
August 12, 2001
‘Three Minutes or Less’ seeks short acts Authors to talk about books in Topeka Train show slated at Reardon Civic Center Lindsborg museum to hang quilt show
Arts notes
August 12, 2001
Color your world with hued sunglasses New tights take care of in-flight legwork
Nation Briefs
August 12, 2001
BALTIMORE: Flying manhole covers force street closings Tennessee: Lightning strikes during burial service
Arts notes
August 12, 2001
Auditions taking place for ‘Black Jack’ Exhibit explores art, career of John Gould Those were the best days of my life
Un-American art’ resurfaces
Post-WWII masters’ works re-emerge, with government’s approval
August 12, 2001
Backed by the U.S. State Department, the traveling exhibit of 120 works titled “Advancing American Art” was intended to show the postwar world that the United States was also a cultural power.
Local briefs
August 12, 2001
Research: KU professor to take reins at life span studies institute A Kansas University professor of human development and family life will take over as director of KU’s Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies. Steve Warren, a KU professor since 1999, will lead the center, which focuses on the prevention and treatment of developmental disabilities. Warren is director of the Kansas Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Center and is president of the American Association on Mental Retardation. Before coming to KU, Warren was a professor and deputy director of Vanderbilt University’s John F. Kennedy Center for Human Development for 17 years. Warren replaces Stephen R. Schroeder, who stepped down to become an emeritus professor and pursue research. __________________________ Lone Star: Douglas County to consider restrictions for spillway Douglas County commissioners Monday will meet to consider restricting access to Lone Star Lake’s spillway. In a memo to commissioners, Keith Browning, the county’s director of Public Works, said he wanted to restrict public access to the spillway’s concrete channel portion and basin because of safety concerns. He said he wants to prevent people from using skateboards, bicycles and sleds in the spillway. Browning has proposed a fine of $250 for violators in the new drafted resolution. Commissioners also will: consider a request by Lawrence Memorial Hospital to use the lake for a triathlon Sept. 23. consider approving an engineering design contract with BG Consultants for improving County Road 1029 from U.S. Highway 40 to Lecompton. Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. at the County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. __________________________ gasoline costs: Pump patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.229 per gallon at Casey’s General Store, Eudora. 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. __________________________ Civil War quilts exhibition opens at Watkins Museum “Reflections on the War: Women and Their Civil War Quilts,” traveling exhibit has arrived at Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Mass. The exhibit can be viewed through Nov. 4. The exhibit explores Kansas women’s roles in protesting slavery, aiding the Underground Railroad and nursing the sick and wounded during the war. Admission to the exhibit is free. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 841-4109. __________________________ Show looks at artworks of CLO participants A public-access television show is taking a look at the artworks of participants in the Community Living Opportunities program. “Teaching Artists with Disabilities: A Visit to Community Living Opportunities” will be broadcast on Sunflower Broadband Channel 19 at 7:30 p.m. Monday and rebroadcast at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Host for the show is Leonard Magruder. __________________________ KU chancellor back home after prostate surgery Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway was released from the KU Medical Center Saturday. Hemenway, 59, underwent prostate surgery Wednesday. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer during an annual examination last month. Doctors said there were no signs the cancer had spread, though they will continue to monitor him.
Mottoes relay 19th-century messages
Collectors prize framed needlework sayings, especially the unusual
August 12, 2001
Sentimental and instructive home decorations were found in almost every Victorian home. Popular items included figurines of young lovers, important characters from the Bible and literature who represented moral values, pictures of lovable dogs or cats, and scenes of home and happy family.
The long and short of dachshund racing
Wiener Nationals draws arena full of contestants and loyal fans
August 12, 2001
By Ryan Ritter Sure, their legs are short no one is questioning that. But what these little dogs lack in stature, they more than make up with raw, feisty courage. No one who knows dachshunds would describe them as possessing a quiet grace their strength lies elsewhere.
NFL Exhibition Roundup: Vikings honor Stringer, nip Saints
August 12, 2001
Daunte Culpepper threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Randy Moss and ran for another score as the Minnesota got back to football after the death of Korey Stringer with a 28-21 victory over New Orleans on Saturday.
Perry pads Buick advantage
Golfer shoots another 64 for five-stroke lead
August 12, 2001
Kenny Perry doesn’t care about the records he’s breaking. He just wants to win again. Perry shot his second straight 8-under-par 64 on Saturday to set three Buick Open records and take a five-stroke lead after the third round at Warwick Hills.
Bookstore
August 12, 2001
Car chase ends in arrest
August 12, 2001
By Mindie Paget A Kansas City, Kan., man is being held without bail at the Douglas County Jail after police say he kidnapped his ex-wife at gunpoint Friday and led officers on a high-speed chase through West Lawrence.
Heat-related incidents nothing new
There’s no fail-safe method to prevent deaths when bodies are taxed to limit
August 12, 2001
By Bill Mayer The heat-related death of footballer Korey Stringer supposedly will make practice sessions, particularly in stifling weather, far more safe and humane. This tragedy and similar problems at all levels of the sport, from little league through the pros, puts a sharp focus on breaks for liquids, ice, cooldowns and such. That’s good.
World track and field championships: U.S. relay team reinstated after DQ
August 12, 2001
In N. Ireland deal, Britain maneuvers for lasting peace
August 12, 2001
Britain ordered power to be handed back to Northern Ireland’s Protestant-Catholic government at midnight Saturday and plotted a longer-term effort to restore faith in the region’s shaky 1998 peace accord.
Fort Riley expands TV show
August 12, 2001
Fort Riley is getting ready to take to the airwaves with a new weekly news program to be broadcast on a network-affiliated television station. Like a number of military installations, the post has for some time produced a limited news show for its own closed-circuit television station. But starting in October it will be able to reach a much wider audience throughout northeast Kansas.
Researchers seek wheat resistant to Karnal bunt
Fungus-free, viable version for Kansas eludes geneticists
August 12, 2001
Each year Kansas wheat farmers deal with weather, disease and falling prices in hopes of making a profit or at least breaking even. The last thing they need is the Karnal bunt fungus that can turn amber waves of grain into fields that nobody wants.
Movie access
August 12, 2001
Nation Briefs
August 12, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO: Change of venue motion likely in mauling case LOS ANGELES: FBI sting captures software pirates WASHINGTON: Democrat blasts GOP on patients rights Florida: Hotel chain draws protesters nationwide
Macedonia fighting intensifies
Day of mourning observed for victims of rebel mine explosion
August 12, 2001
Macedonian army helicopter gunships rushed Saturday to try to rescue a police unit encircled by ethnic Albanian rebels in the mountains of northern Macedonia, state television reported.
Walters headed to Spain
Former Jayhawk continuing career overseas
August 12, 2001
By Gary Bedore Rex Walters will continue his professional basketball career in Spain. Walters, a 31-year-old former Kansas University guard with seven years of NBA experience, last week signed a one-year contract with C.B. Gran Canaria of Las Palmas, Spain.
An unbeatable bench
August 12, 2001
Flanked by two larger-than-life, slow pitch players, Nathan Martin finds out that a softball weighs much more than his Wiffle Ball. Dennis Baragary, left, and Jeff Piche shared bench space with Nathan, who attended his father’s slow-pitch game Saturday at Clinton Lake Softball Complex.
City teams productive early at state tourney
Baldwin Lumber opens with 15-8 victory
August 12, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Thirty-two teams descended upon Clinton Lake Sports Complex Saturday in hopes of placing high in the Class D State Men’s Slow-Pitch tournament. One is Baldwin Lumber, managed by Stan Cromer. Baldwin Lumber has been in existence for nearly 15 years, and plays in this tournament each year.
French team captures International Master in less than 24 hours
August 12, 2001
Jean-Louis Schlesser of France won the 7,440-mile International Master rally Saturday, taking the intercontinental race that began on the French Riviera and ended in Jordan’s southern desert.
World Briefs
August 12, 2001
Iran: Hardliners to increase floggings to combat vice Venezuela: Castro to celebrate birthday with Chavez Thailand: Death toll rising after flash flooding
KC rookie earns first victory - Royals 4, Tigers 1
August 12, 2001
Chris George changed his approach and ended up with a new result. George, a 21-year-old left-hander who is considered Kansas City’s top pitching prospect, held Detroit to three hits over seven innings for his first major league victory Saturday night, 4-1, over the Tigers.
Style briefs
August 12, 2001
Scent from Simmons Frizzy hair fixes Birks break out
Business briefs
August 12, 2001
There’s a word for it: mechanophobia
August 12, 2001
By Marsha Henry Goff With apologies to Yogi Berra, it was deja vu all over again. I stopped at a self-service station to fuel my car and encountered yet another type of interactive computerized gasoline pump. Doesn’t anyone set standards for these things?
North Dakota name change lacks direction
August 12, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald North Dakota is talking about changing its name. I frankly didn’t know you could do that. I thought states’ names were decreed by the Bible or something. In fact, as a child I believed that when Columbus arrived in North America, the states’ names were actually, physically, written on the continent, in gigantic letters, the way they are on maps.
While Congress debates, governors act
August 12, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group When the nation’s governors gathered here last week for their annual summer meeting, I was struck once again by the difference between interviewing them and my much more frequent journalistic encounters with members of Congress.
Take steps to guard against identity theft
August 12, 2001
Sum of the parts
Artists combine separate works to form a viable, thought-provoking whole
August 12, 2001
By Jan Biles An artwork doesn’t have to be a single painting or drawing. Sometimes, a work is made of a series of pieces that together form a larger image, explain a story or investigate a concept.
Snyder says KSU can learn from past
Wildcat coach doesn’t want Kansas State to forget about struggles before 1990
August 12, 2001
Some say leave well enough alone, don’t breathe a word to Kansas State’s players about the Wildcats once having been the losingest program in major college football history. Don’t try to hide from the dismal past, others say. Count coach Bill Snyder, chief architect of the amazing turnaround, in the second camp.
Puzzled anglers strike paydirt
Bafflement at Milford Lake gives way to bevy of white bass
August 12, 2001
By Ned Kehde This is a white bass story that almost didn’t get written. At 3:15 p.m. on a brutally hot Saturday in late July at Milford Lake, Vic Oertle, a fishing guide and proprietor of FishTech Lures from Manhattan, and a friend had fished for six hours and caught only 14 small white bass.
Friends and neighbors
August 12, 2001
Royals unveil Brett statue
August 12, 2001
A life-size statue of Hall of Famer George Brett was dedicated Saturday outside Kauffman Stadium before Kansas City’s game against the Detroit Tigers. The bronze, depicting Brett in a batting stance, was created by Kwan Wu, an internationally acclaimed sculptor.
KU receivers boast speed, depth
August 12, 2001
By Andy Samuelson They’re tall, they’re small and with the departure of everyone in the backfield due to graduation they’re the most proven playmakers of Kansas University’s football offense. They’re the receivers.
Marty comes home
Redskins loaded with former KC coaches, players
August 12, 2001
Look who’s coming to town Marty Schottenheimer and several of his friends and relatives who once upon a time helped make football fun again in Kansas City. In the 10 years Schottenheimer was head coach, the Chiefs went from losers to winners and back to losers again. He made Chiefs tickets one of the toughest in the league.
New Yorker contracts deadly virus
August 12, 2001
A 73-year-old woman has contracted the West Nile virus, city health officials said Saturday. Residential areas of the city’s northern Staten Island borough, where the woman lives, will be sprayed with the pesticide Anvil today and Monday, Department of Health spokesman Greg Butler said.
Sharp earns pole for today’s Belterra 300
Delphi teammate Mark Dismore will share front row; points leader Hornish eighth
August 12, 2001
Scott Sharp turned in a lap of 214.598 mph Saturday to take the pole for the Indy Racing League Northern Light Series Belterra Casino Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. It was the third pole of the season for Sharp, who sits third in the series points standings behind leader Sam Hornish Jr. and Buddy Lazier.
August is anything but august
August 12, 2001
By George Gurley August. “Of supreme dignity or grandeur,” according to my dictionary. “Inspiring reverence or admiration … Venerable, eminent, majestic.”
Gore prepares for political re-entry
August 12, 2001
By Jeff Zeleny Chicago Tribune After months out of the spotlight, former Vice President Al Gore is preparing to emerge from a political cocoon this week. But activists and experts are still unsure what may be in store for the man who lost the closest presidential election in modern U.S. history.
Monetary gifts factor in child support
August 12, 2001
Horoscopes
August 12, 2001