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People
August 14, 2001
Jackson 5 reunited Allen waits for his ‘Citizen Kane’ Fabio behind the camera Cher sells luxury home
Mr Goodcents races into NASCAR sponsorship
August 14, 2001
Mr. Goodcents will sponsor the first of two major races next month at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
6News: Back to school hotline ready; school supplies flying off shelves
August 14, 2001
Lawrence area public schools have started a hotline to answer back to school questions. Also, Tina Terry reports on the most popular school supplies this year.
6Sports: Area school prep starts practices
August 14, 2001
Lawrence area high schools’ sports programs get ready for the fall.
Huskers sluggish after day off
August 14, 2001
The Nebraska football team started off a little sluggish when players returned to two-a-day practices Monday. “When guys come back it is a little tougher getting into the routine and getting going,” coach Frank Solich said. “We did a pretty good job this morning. We picked it up as the practice went on.”
Tigers open drills with history lesson
First black Missouri football player talks about unity as Mizzou opens full preseason camp in Mexico, Mo.
August 14, 2001
When Norris Stevenson steps into a huddle of 120 football players to talk about what it means to become a team, he speaks with an authority few can match. The first black player to put on the black and gold for the school’s football team arrived in Columbia in January 1957, just a few days removed from Vashon High School in St. Louis.
McGwire’s homer binge ‘crazy’
Cards’ slugger hasn’t had a non-homer hit since July 18, an unprecedented streak at least over last 25 years
August 14, 2001
It’s all or nothing these days for Mark McGwire. The home run king, so crowned after he hit a record 70 in 1998, is having a singularly strange season. There’s been a lot of nothing, considering he’s hovered around .200 all year and was even benched for three games last week.
Baseball Briefs
August 14, 2001
Maris family appeals award from lawsuit Boston’s Martinez closer to return Orlando Hernandez to make rehab start
Marlin pays tribute to infant son
August 14, 2001
As Florida’s Preston Wilson crossed home plate after each of his home runs last weekend, he looked to the sky, lifted his right hand high above his head and extended all five fingers. It was a tribute to his infant son Preston Wilson V who died July 23, just 10 days after being born three months premature.
American League Roundup: Tampa sweeps Twins
Devil Rays topple struggling Minnesota, 5-1
August 14, 2001
Despite everything going wrong for the last month, the Minnesota Twins are still going into Cleveland just 11*2 games behind the Indians. The Twins lost again Monday, as Nick Bierbrodt pitched seven scoreless innings to complete Tampa Bay’s four-game sweep over Minnesota with a 5-1 victory.
County briefs
August 14, 2001
Access to Lone Star spillway restricted LMH to use Lone Star for triathlon fund-raiser
Hazel Coulter
August 14, 2001
Lois Kennedy
August 14, 2001
Warren Hurley
August 14, 2001
Josephine Bevan
August 14, 2001
Israeli tanks make unprecedented strike in Palestinian city
August 14, 2001
Israeli tanks today rolled into a Palestinian city in the West Bank and opened fire, leveling the main police station to retaliate for “a string of terror attacks,” officials said. The incursion into Jenin after two suicide bombings in less than a week was the first time Israeli forces have entered the center of a Palestinian controlled city in 10 months of hostilities. Israel said the bombers were dispatched from Jenin.
CDC: Decline in AIDS cases leveling off
August 14, 2001
The declines in the number of Americans contracting AIDS and those dying of the disease are leveling off, signaling a disturbing turning point in the 20-year epidemic, federal health officials said Monday.
Putin digs in against missile defense
August 14, 2001
Russian President Vladimir Putin stood firm Monday against American determination to abandon the landmark 1972 treaty banning national missile defenses. And while Putin expressed hope for a new deal on nuclear arms cuts, his government made clear that it expects detailed, potentially lengthy negotiations, which President Bush is determined to avoid.
Friends, family mourn Wheeler
Death of Northwestern player still under investigation
August 14, 2001
Rashidi Wheeler was remembered Monday as a gifted, humble and perpetually smiling athlete who was always there for people who needed help. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, speaking at the memorial for the 22-year-old Northwestern University safety who died during practice Aug. 3, suggested that Wheeler hasn’t stopped helping other young athletes.
Murder verdict thrown out over sleeping lawyer
August 14, 2001
A Texas death row inmate since 1984 deserves a new trial because his lawyer slept during portions of his murder trial, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
Scholar held in Russia returns to hometown
August 14, 2001
John Tobin snipped a yellow ribbon Monday outside Town Hall on Monday, marking the Fulbright scholar’s return to his hometown after serving a Russian prison sentence on drug charges that he says were a sham.
NFL Briefs
August 14, 2001
Man who killed Biletnikoff’s daughter sentenced to 64 years Wistrom should be back by season opener Edwards coming back from serious leg injury Jaguars cornerback released from hospital
Jones highlighted World Championships
August 14, 2001
A World Championships without world records or a defining athlete still provided some of the most memorable moments and biggest upsets in track and field history. Only Marion Jones emerged as a double gold medalist, even though her string of 42 consecutive victories in 100-meter finals since 1997 came to a surprising end.
Jayhawks’ Jones gives media relations try
August 14, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Marcellus Jones spent his summer catching typos instead of catching passes. Kansas University’s junior wide receiver was an intern in the sports media relations office during the offseason. Jones, a public relations major, was credited for his “editorial assistance” in the football media guide.
Magazine ranks Manhattan over Lawrence
August 14, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Back in the 1970s, a defunct humor magazine called National Lampoon featured on its cover the head of a dog with a pistol pointing at it. “Buy this magazine,” the caption screamed, “or we’ll shoot this dog!”
Free State welcomes experience
August 14, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High coach Bob Lisher didn’t waste much time getting acquainted with his players on Monday, the first day of high school football practice. He didn’t have to. The Firebirds return eight offensive and eight defensive starters from last season’s 2-7 squad.
Fall prep sports under way
Lions report ‘a lot stronger’
August 14, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus If summer conditioning and offseason workouts are an indication of a team’s success in the fall, Lawrence High should be in fine shape. With temperatures in the high 80s, the Lions officially opened practice on Monday. Ninety-four players 53 upperclassmen and 41 sophomores greeted third-year LHS head coach Dirk Wedd.
With farmers looking on, Bush signs farm aid bill
Fourth bailout in four years to provide $5.5 billion in relief
August 14, 2001
President Bush signed a $5.5 billion emergency farm aid bill on Monday, intended as compensation for low prices. The measure, the fourth farm bailout by Congress in as many years, “is necessary for our farmers and ranchers,” Bush said.
Age rules to create vacancies on bench
Graves may have to replace three sitting justices on state Supreme Court
August 14, 2001
By Dave Ranney Three of the state’s seven Supreme Court justices are approaching mandatory retirement age. That means unprecedented turnover on the state’s highest bench is on the near horizon.
Boston proclamation honors Lawrence’s Free State heritage
August 14, 2001
By Joel Mathis There’s a reason Lawrence’s main street is called Massachusetts. And Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has issued a fresh reminder of the connection Lawrence and Beantown residents share. Menino has proclaimed Sunday, “Hobbs Park Memorial Day” in Boston.
Stepmother must assert herself with husband
August 14, 2001
Youth program puts new spin on polo
August 14, 2001
A group of young horsemen from some of the toughest neighborhoods in Philadelphia is raising eyebrows in a sport with a royal bloodline. “I like the riding, I like the speed definitely the speed of polo,” said Richard Prather, 21, a member of the Work to Ride program’s polo club. “It’s something I just love to do.”
Macedonia, rebels sign peace pact
August 14, 2001
With a striking lack of fanfare, political leaders of Macedonia’s two main ethnic groups Monday signed a peace agreement of uncertain durability that is designed to expand the rights of ethnic Albanians while quelling a six-month-long insurgency that threatened to engulf the country in civil war.
Ravens, Eagles cancel game because of turf problems
August 14, 2001
New turf. Same old Vet. The preseason opener for the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles was postponed Monday night because of problems with the turf at Veterans Stadium. Officials from both NFL teams thought uneven cutouts in the field could affect players’ footing.
Saints frustrated by defensive effort
August 14, 2001
It may have only been preseason and may have just been for one quarter, but New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett didn’t like what he saw from his first-team defense last Saturday night.
Wall gone; divisions remain
August 14, 2001
Politicians argued about whether the ex-communists have adequately reconciled with their past, and crowd members shouted at wall victims unwilling to forget as Germany marked the 40th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s construction Monday.
Medicare complaint system leaves patients dissatisfied
August 14, 2001
Endless busy signals. Mere slaps on the wrist for errant doctors. Cases settled without phone calls to patients. These are among the troubles affecting a system designed to help Medicare patients complain about poor health care, said a federal report released Monday.
Audit finds shortcomings
August 14, 2001
Studies suggest that millions of poor children in Medicaid are not getting preventive health care services they have coming, an audit said Monday. The federal agency that runs Medicaid has failed to increase use of these services or to improve the collection of data, the General Accounting Office, Congress’ investigative arm, said in a report released Monday.
Energy Department, FBI blamed in botched probe
August 14, 2001
The FBI wasted four years investigating nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee because it failed to correct misleading information provided by the Energy Department, according to a report prepared for the government.
N Sync, ‘Buffy’ big winners at Teen Choice Awards
August 14, 2001
‘N Sync, Destiny’s Child and Britney Spears were big winners at the Teen Choice Awards, which even netted an appearance by actor Ben Affleck. Boy band ‘N Sync picked up awards for best single for “Pop” and for best album, while Spears was named favorite female artist.
Movies in ‘NYPD’ film festival date to 1914
August 14, 2001
Movies in the Film Forum’s NYPD series, which began Friday, by year of release:
Daily Ticker
August 14, 2001
Two drugs to battle Viagra
Bayer, Eli Lilly to enter impotence market
August 14, 2001
When it hit the market three years ago, Viagra revolutionized the treatment of impotence and brought the subject out of the closet, with no less a figure than Bob Dole going on television on its behalf.
Ford settles ignition lawsuit
Deal could cost $1 billion and affect 5 million vehicles
August 14, 2001
In a deal that could cost Ford Motor Co. as much as $1 billion and affect millions of vehicles, the automaker has agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleges its cars and trucks stall. The agreement ends years of litigation in which a California judge said the Detroit automaker was living in an “Alice in Wonderland” dreamland for denying that ignition switches were defective.
Operator lands flight business
August 14, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Lloyd Hetrick is hoping that teaching students how to fly high also will elevate the Lawrence Municipal Airport’s chances for future success. Hetrick Aircraft, which operates the city-owned airport north of town, has agreed to buy Lawrence Flight Services and take over its flight school services and rental plane business, said Hetrick, president of Hetrick Aircraft.
Officers struggle to identify bodies
August 14, 2001
By Mike Belt Law enforcement agencies are having a tough time making positive identifications for two bodies found the past few months in Lawrence and Douglas County. April 13, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office discovered a body along the east side of East 225 Road a quarter-mile north of 2190 Road northwest of Lecompton.
District shifts gears on facilities contract
School board considers hiring consultant on contingency
August 14, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board Monday moved closer to adopting a high-stakes payment option for a facilities consultant. The district has been trying to negotiate a contract with DLR Group of Overland Park since May.
Western, New Mexico utility break off merger negotiations
August 14, 2001
Public Service Company of New Mexico announced that talks with Western Resources Inc. to restructure a $4.4 billion merger agreement have broken off, citing a difference of opinions.
Contempt of court ruling challenged
Commissioners appeal ruling linked to judge’s budget demands
August 14, 2001
Sedgwick County commissioners have asked the Kansas Supreme Court for relief after a state judge found them in contempt for not fully funding his budget request. The request filed Monday is the latest round in a dispute between commissioners and District Judge Paul Buchanan that began this spring when he submitted a supplemental budget request for his department.
Area Briefs
August 14, 2001
Child molester receives 113-month sentence Car accident death confirmed as suicide Police seek suspects in weed-whacker attack THRIL seeks volunteers
Redskins hunt for QB
August 14, 2001
With both Jeff George and Todd Husak injured, the Washington Redskins are doing some emergency quarterback shopping. Coach Marty Schottenheimer spent Monday scouring a very thin market to prepare for a short week of practice ahead of Friday night’s game against Atlanta.
Police shoot, kill naked suspect
August 14, 2001
Police officers responding to a domestic disturbance early Monday fatally shot a man after he came toward them wielding what appeared to be a knife, a police spokesman said. The weapon later was identified as a machinist’s caliper.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
August 14, 2001
Tax ‘advances’?
August 14, 2001
OU taps ex-Sooner Evans
August 14, 2001
Former Oklahoma University point guard Terry Evans, who coached the Midwest City High School boys basketball team to three state championships in the last four years, was named director of basketball operations Monday by OU head coach Kelvin Sampson.
Actions questioned
August 14, 2001
Courtesy called for
August 14, 2001
Prudent approach to stem cell research
August 14, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group President Bush’s stem cell decision, both the substance of it and the manner of his making it, changes American politics profoundly. It is now clearer than ever that America’s two parties represent a cultural cleavage much deeper and more dramatic than the traditional, indeed banal party divisions about taxes and spending and the like.
A bow to history
August 14, 2001
Journal-World Editorial An abolitionist museum could be a centerpiece for historical tourism in Lawrence. What could be more natural for Lawrence than a museum about the abolitionist movement?
Dixon nets 24 points
August 14, 2001
Adrienne Goodson banked in a runner in the lane with 0.1 seconds left in overtime Monday night to give Utah an 80-78 victory over Los Angeles and snap the Sparks’ WNBA-record 18-game winning streak.
Film festival celebrates the NYPD
Hollywood has a long history of fascination with New York-based cop movies
August 14, 2001
Mischievous flatfoots and heroic gumshoes. Hard-boiled detectives and corrupt cops. A film festival devoted to Hollywood’s century-long obsession with the New York Police Department has rounded up all the usual suspects.
Business Briefs
August 14, 2001
Mr. Goodcents races into NASCAR sponsorship Agriculture: Crops still need moisture as state opens corn harvest Banks: Wachovia merger earns OK from Federal Reserve Acquisition: John Wiley to buy publisher of ‘For Dummies’ guides
Sleepless Sutton gearing up for PGA
August 14, 2001
Sweat streamed down Hal Sutton’s face and stained his shirt Monday as he pounded balls on the practice range, trying to shake the rust from a game that has been relatively dormant the past month.
National League Roundup: Johnson sharp in 3-0 victory
Diamondback strikes out 10 in 16th win
August 14, 2001
Randy Johnson pitched a five-hitter for his 30th career shutout and Luis Gonzalez and Matt Williams homered as the Arizona Diamondbacks won their fourth straight with a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
Regents plan SLT junket
Haskell board members headed to Colorado to hear consultants
August 14, 2001
By Joy Ludwig The state highway department will pay to send 15 members of the Haskell Indian Nations University Board of Regents next week to a meeting in Colorado. The Kansas Department of Transportation, through HNTB, a Kansas City, Mo., engineering firm, plans to pay all expenses for regents to attend the two-day meeting in Boulder, Colo., officials said Monday.
N.Y. neighborhoods bury five victims of helicopter crash
August 14, 2001
Residents of several Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods held five funerals one after the other Monday, offering prayers in Yiddish for members of their community killed in a helicopter crash near the Grand Canyon.
District fills teaching positions
August 14, 2001
By Tim Carpenter New Lawrence public school teacher Jeannie Hendrix was a bit blue. She wasn’t unhappy about her decision to leave Ottawa this year to teach first-graders at East Heights School in Lawrence. Just the opposite. “I am so excited to be here,” Hendrix said.
On the record
August 14, 2001
Solar-powered wing hits record altitude
August 14, 2001
NASA’s solar-powered flying wing soared past previous altitude records for nonrocket powered aircraft Monday, but failed to reach NASA’s goal of 100,000 feet.
NFL’s referee dispute now critical
Tagliabue plans to line up alternative crews for final preseason weekend
August 14, 2001
It will get ugly if some Arena League side judge or NFL Europe back judge, subbing for striking or locked out NFL officials, blows a pass interference call the first weekend of the season to cost the Jets or Giants their game.
Escapee’s confession allowed at trial
August 14, 2001
The murder trial of a Texas inmate accused of leading a murderous prison break last winter opened Monday after prosecutors won the right to include the defendant’s confession as evidence.
County criminals up for parole
August 14, 2001
By Mike Belt Three men serving sentences for Douglas County crimes will soon be up for parole. The Kansas Parole Board is seeking public comment about them and others who have hearings next month.
Horoscopes
August 14, 2001
Proposal would confer posthumous citizenship on foreign-born soldiers
August 14, 2001
Michael Fitzpatrick was an American soldier but not an American citizen when he was killed in the Korean War. Now congressmen are working to see that Fitzpatrick and potentially thousands of others can become citizens of the country for which they died fighting.
World Briefs
August 14, 2001
Japan: P.M.’s shrine visit stirs Asian anger Canada:Ship accident closes canal link to U.S. China: Suspects go on trial in fire that killed 309 Canada: Cigarette labeling to become stricter
KU season ticket sales up
August 14, 2001
Kansas University football season ticket sales are running slightly ahead of this time a year ago, KU officials report. The KU marketing department is putting an emphasis on promotion of ticket sales in the months of August and September. KU sold a little more than 20,000 season tickets in 2000.
Lutheran church orders gay study
August 14, 2001
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America decided Monday to undertake its first major study on whether to endorse the morality of homosexual relationships. The study, approved at the denomination’s national assembly, includes an examination of whether the church should accept gay and lesbian clergy who refuse to take a vow of celibacy.
Castro stays abroad to mark 75th birthday
August 14, 2001
Fidel Castro drank champagne and ate cake during a 75th birthday party that lasted until dawn Monday, then traveled deep into the rain forest with Venezuela’s president to inaugurate a multimillion-dollar power project for Brazil.
Government bows to science
August 14, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services On the surface, President Bush’s decision to allow for limited federal funding of research on 60 genetically diverse stem cell lines that “already exist ” and have “already been destroyed” seems reasonable. But to anyone who has taken a course in logic or philosophy, Bush has opened a door, however reluctantly, that will not again be closed.
Nation Briefs
August 14, 2001
South Carolina: Prison guard guilty of sex with inmate New York: Internet assault case brings three arrests Arizona: Parents, 2-year-old boy drown in flash floods
Local briefs
August 14, 2001
Costa Rican offers reward in Shannon Martin case A local in Golfito, Costa Rica, is offering a $6,000 reward for tips that might lead authorities to Kansas University student Shannon Martin’s killer. Fliers advertising the reward money are circulating in the small, Pacific Coast town where Martin, shown above, was killed in May while completing biological research, said Oscar Quiros, director of KU’s study abroad program in Golfito. Quiros said he had talked to the man offering the reward money but couldn’t remember his name. “Everybody knows him,” Quiros said. “He’s a local person. He’s just concerned and worried.” The fliers have appeared in a variety of Golfito establishments, Quiros said. They advertise a reward of 2 million colones about $6,000 U.S. for information that helps locate the culprit in Martin’s homicide. At the bottom of the fliers are the initials JDM and a post office box number where tips are supposed to be sent, La Nacion, a San Jose daily newspaper, reported Monday. __________ Theater: Seem-To-Be Players schedule acting auditions Auditions for the Lawrence-based Seem-To-Be Players Children’s Theatre, a company of adult performers who tour nationally, will be at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. The company will be casting for four productions: “The Run-A-Way Orchestra” in repertory with “American Tall Tales.” Rehearsals begin Aug. 27 with tours from Sept. 3 through Nov. 16. “The Boston Tea Party” in repertory with “American Tall Tales.” Rehearsals begin in December, tours from Jan. 2 through March 18. “Bird Woman: the Story of Sacagawea” in repertory with “Stuart Little.” Rehearsals begin Feb. 11, tours March 1 through May 17. Actors should have a light monologue and 12 bars of song to sing a cappella or with taped accompaniment. Those auditioning can sign up for any of the one-hour slots and send rmand headshots in advance to Seem-To-Be Players, 200 W. Ninth St., Lawrence 66044. For more information, call Ric Averill, Piaf Latham-Winter-Green or Laura Rose at 843-2787. __________ Crime: D.A.: Suspect in kidnapping considered murder-suicide A man charged with the Friday night gunpoint kidnapping of his ex-wife and an ensuing high-speed chase through West Lawrence considered ending the spree with a murder-suicide, authorities say. Sompong Phomsouvanh, 24, Kansas City, Kan., was charged Monday in Douglas County District Court with felony counts of kidnapping, aggravated assault, obstruction of official duty and attempting to elude law enforcement, as well as a misdemeanor count of reckless driving. Monday, Assistant Douglas County Dist. Atty. Brad Burke asked a judge to set Phomsouvanh’s bail at $200,000. “The defendant told officers he thought about killing the victim,” Burke said. “He later made statements that he thought about killing the victim and himself.” Judge Peggy Kittel set bail at $150,000 and appointed defense attorney Jim Rumsey to the case. The next hearing is 2 p.m. Wednesday. __________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.249 per gallon at Total and Conoco in North 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.
County road set for major repairs
August 14, 2001
By Joy Ludwig One of Douglas County’s roads finally is on the fast track for some major improvements. The county has budgeted $450,000 so far to repave and add shoulders to County Road 1029 from County Road 438 to Lecompton.
Ripken ending career with bang
Iron man’ on tear since announcing his decision to retire
August 14, 2001
Cal Ripken is playing so well in his final summer in baseball, the Baltimore Orioles lament that he has to take an occasional day off. The 40-year-old Ripken was hitting .207 on June 19, the day he announced that this would be his last season. Ripken was deemed a part-time player by Orioles manager Mike Hargrove, who had plenty of other options at third base.
Panda preservation effort forges ahead
August 14, 2001
Three-week-old twins Shen-Shen and Ao-Ao are tiny enough to curl up in your hand. But they and a half-dozen panda cubs like them are the key to an effort to save one of the world’s rarest animals.
FSHS fall sports capsules
August 14, 2001
Couple in surrogate battle deny ordering abortion
August 14, 2001
A lawyer for a California couple embroiled in a lawsuit with a British surrogate mother says another family has been lined up to take the twins when they are born. Helen Beasley, now 25 weeks pregnant, has sued Charles Wheeler and Martha Berman of Berkely, saying they backed out of the pregnancy deal when she refused to abort one of the twins.
Schools begin understaffed
Nearly 500 teacher openings keep Kansas districts scrambling for hires
August 14, 2001
School administrators are making tough decisions as they deal with nearly 500 teacher vacancies at the start of the new school year. According to a Kansas Department of Education survey, there are 492 teacher positions unfilled in 125 districts, with the bulk of the openings in special education and elementary grades.
U.S. should welcome refugees
August 14, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Akuot Acol De Dut is on the staff at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Tex. A physician who once worked with Mother Teresa before she fled 18 years of civil war in the Sudan, she hopes eventually to do a residency in and pass her boards to practice medicine in the United States.
Nation Briefs
August 14, 2001
Illinois: McDonald’s to identify flavors California: Court OKs school searches Texas: Execution raises age issue New York City: CNN in talks with Limbaugh
LHS fall sports capsules
August 14, 2001