Archive for Thursday, August 16, 2001

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Top Music
August 16, 2001
River City Weekly: Quantrill’s Raid
August 16, 2001
Steve Jansen, director of the Watkins Community Museum, leads a historical tour of the events surrounding Quantrill’s Raid of Lawrence on Aug. 21, 1863.
Lawrence briefs
August 16, 2001
Program to expose life of Civil War doctors Ceremony to celebrate airport improvements Antique guns on display
Knecht services
August 16, 2001
Dalhousie Landell Jr.
August 16, 2001
County Commission Briefs
August 16, 2001
Frontage road variance denied Commission supports Kaw erosion measures
Sixth Street annexation plan moves ahead
August 16, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Chris Collister of Iowa had planned to retire on the 20 acres just west of Lawrence that she bought a few years ago. Now, she’s not sure what she’ll do because development is heading her direction. “I don’t want to live in the city,” she said. “I want to live in the country with my animals around me and where it’s quiet. The city isn’t going to allow me to do that.”
On the record
August 16, 2001
KU museum crawling with beetles, thanks to Lawrence collector
August 16, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence dentist David Brzoska eluded pit vipers and mountain lions while hunting fast-flying tiger beetles. His three-decade quest to build his tiger beetle collection which a Kansas University museum curator called one of the best in North America took Brzoska through deserts and jungles.
Working single mothers not escaping poverty
August 16, 2001
The economic boom of the 1990s failed to pull working single mothers and their children out of poverty, a report by an advocacy group says. These families earned more money at work in 1999 than they did in 1995, but their economic gains were offset by the loss of government benefits, said the study by the liberal Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.
Remains of WWII Marines brought home for burial
August 16, 2001
The remains of 13 Marines killed on a South Pacific atoll during World War II received a solemn send-off Wednesday en route to their final resting place. A lone bagpiper played “Amazing Grace” as he strolled past the 13 flag-draped caskets. Marine pall bearers then loaded them into a KC-130 Marine Corps airplane for transport to Arlington National Cemetery, where they will be buried Friday.
Baseball Briefs
August 16, 2001
Twins’ Allen out for year after suffering ACL tear Boone out 2-4 weeks with broken wrist Patterson rejoins Cubs; Borowski sent to Iowa Brewers’ prospect to make debut Sunday
From start to finish, school differs from U.S.
August 16, 2001
Here are some facts about German schools:
Sluggish sales hit Payless ShoeSource
August 16, 2001
Payless ShoeSource reported its second-quarter earnings Wednesday, showing a decline of nearly 26 percent from a year ago. For the quarter ending Aug. 4, the Topeka-based retailer of discount shoes reported earnings of $1.60 per share, compared with $2.16 in 2000.
Soccer: KC changes name to Comets
August 16, 2001
Everything old is new again for the city’s Major Indoor Soccer League team. The Kansas City Attack have become the Kansas City Comets the name of the team that competed in Kansas City from 1981 to 1990.
Bowling: Hall of Famer died from fall
August 16, 2001
Hall of Fame bowler Earl Anthony died from a fall down the stairs at a friend’s suburban home, authorities said Wednesday. The 63-year-old, six-time PBA bowler of the year sustained head trauma in the fall, said Rob Dunn, chief deputy medical examiner for Waukesha County.
Eagles fans seeking refunds
August 16, 2001
Some Eagles fans are in for a double whammy: Not only was the preseason opener canceled, there may not be a full refund for the ticket. The cancellation of Philadelphia’s preseason opener against Baltimore on Monday left as many questions about ticket refunds as the viability of the Veterans Stadium turf.
Glenn suspended for season
August 16, 2001
New England receiver Terry Glenn has been suspended without pay by the team for the season for not showing up at training camp. Glenn has not been at training camp since Aug. 3, when he was suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the terms of its substance-abuse program.
Woods aims for three-peat
August 16, 2001
Pardon me, but didn’t you used to be Tiger Woods? The guy who gobbled up majors like someone playing Pac-Man? Yep, same golfing legend. It’s also the same fellow who’s only had one close call in the last 10 weeks.
Ripken rips Royals again - Baltimore 5, Kansas City 4
August 16, 2001
Cal Ripken has enjoyed torrid streaks like this many times during his 21-year career. The difference this time is that he’s 40 years old and heading into retirement. Ripken hit his second pivotal homer in two games, a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning that powered the Baltimore Orioles past the Kansas City Royals, 5-4, Wednesday night.
Ready to make history
NBDL hires first female to coach pro men
August 16, 2001
The first woman to coach a men’s pro team doesn’t see herself as a pioneer or a publicity stunt, just a basketball coach. Stephanie Ready, who helped break ground as an assistant for the Coppin State men’s team the past two years, was picked for the same job Wednesday by the Greenville Grooves of the NBA’s minor league, the National Basketball Development League.
6Sports report: QB battle goes on
August 16, 2001
James Sido reports on the battle for starting Quarterback between Zach Dyer and Mario Kinsey.
Kansas Football: Jayhawks wary of supplements
August 16, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Harrison Hill is convinced no one on Kansas University’s football team is knowingly using a substance banned by the NCAA. “No, not that I know of. I don’t think so,” the receiver said Wednesday after practice. “Nothing has shown me that somebody is, so there’s no reason for me to think so. Guys that are big and strong have always been big and strong.
Region Briefs
August 16, 2001
HUTCHINSON: Confirmed cases of hepatitis A rise WICHITA: Police being sued for DUI arrest tactics KANSAS CITY, Mo.: 20-year-old dies in apartment fire
Kennedy cousin says time limit on 1975 slaying case ran out
August 16, 2001
Kennedy family cousin Michael Skakel asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss 25-year-old murder charges against him, arguing the state took too long to try the case. Defense lawyer David Grudberg argued that in 1975, a five-year statute of limitations was in effect on murder cases, except for cases that could carry the death pena
Senator wants to stop unwanted marketing calls
August 16, 2001
Kansans could see an end to unwanted calls from telemarketers. Sen. David Adkins, R-Leawood, plans to introduce a bill during the 2002 Legislature creating a no-call list and providing penalties for telemarketers who violate it. The bill would be patterned after the Missouri law that took effect July 1.
Jailhouse rape allegations result in lawsuit
August 16, 2001
A woman who says she was raped by a corrections officer while in the Shawnee County Jail has filed a civil lawsuit against him, the county and the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Investment group eyes Wakarusa for center
Retail project awaits approval from city
August 16, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A Lenexa businessman who already is heavily invested in downtown Lawrence now has his sights set on the western reaches of the city. Pat Talbott, whose Jayhawk Properties and Jayhawk Equities own seven buildings in downtown, plans to build a 40,000-square-foot retail center to capitalize on the growing number of offices and homes in the 15th Street and Wakarusa Drive area.
Patriotic Iraqi love story to become big-budget play
August 16, 2001
A novel believed written by Saddam Hussein is set to be transformed into a big-budget stage play, with its story of a popular king who falls in love with a commoner and its allegory for the West’s persecution of Iraq.
MTV may pull plug on ‘Jackass’ stunt show
August 16, 2001
MTV’s “Jackass” host, Johnny Knoxville, is at the center of a bigger mystery than whether he’ll emerge from his latest stunt with broken bones or seared skin. Knoxville, whose real name is P.J. Clapp, told his hometown newspaper, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, that he’s quitting the show that has drawn some of MTV’s highest ratings and loudest criticism over the past year.
Jail officials change channel on TV offerings
August 16, 2001
When inmates at the York County Detention Center began to enjoy violent television shows a little too much, officers decided they had a problem. “When they watch the cops and robbers show, and the cop gets shot, they cheer,” said Sheriff Bruce Bryant. “We would prefer to put the Discovery Channel and other educational channels in there.”
Filmmaker returns to scene of the crime
Allison Anders’ ‘Things Behind the Sun’ a therapeutic release for rape victim
August 16, 2001
Clutching a bottle, actress Kim Dickens kicks over a garbage can and rages at unseen demons. The opening scene of the Showtime movie, “Things Behind the Sun,” depicts her character returning to the home where, years before as a 13-year-old girl, she was gang-raped.
Williams wallops Majoli
Serena changes diet following food poisoning
August 16, 2001
A lighter, faster Serena Williams used a booming serve and crisp returns to beat former French Open champion Iva Majoli 7-6 (2), 6-1 in the second round of the Rogers AT&T Cup on Wednesday.
This Weeks Race: Pepsi 400
August 16, 2001
State must ID its informant in bribery case
Ruling comes in proceedings against Reno County sheriff
August 16, 2001
A judge has given the Kansas Attorney General’s Office five days to disclose the name of a confidential informant instrumental in criminal and civil cases against Reno County Sheriff Larry Leslie and others.
No emergency; just a cat calling 911
August 16, 2001
A police officer’s loud pounding on the front door woke up Ryan and Annette Hale about 3:30 Tuesday morning. Nothing, it turns out, was wrong. The Hales have their cat, a 3-year-old Himalayan named Kadie, to thank for their early awakening.
Kansas City announces plans for lofts downtown
Redevelopment project to include hike-bike trail, too
August 16, 2001
Hundreds of new loft apartments and a biking-hiking trail are planned to make downtown Kansas City more livable, city officials said. Mayor Kay Barnes announced Tuesday that 427 new apartments will be built near the site of a building that soon will house the city’s downtown library.
Researcher revives theory on formation of the moon
August 16, 2001
The moon was formed from debris following a collision between Earth and an asteroid about the mass of Mars, according to a researcher who disputes current theories that a far larger asteroid was involved.
Earthlike solar system found around Big Dipper
August 16, 2001
Astronomers have discovered two planets in nearly circular orbits around a star the first such finding in the known universe apart from our own solar system. The star which is about 45 years away if you hopped a ride on a beam of light — is also known to be similar to the sun in chemical composition.
Smoking a death threat to millions of Chinese
August 16, 2001
One-third of all the young men in China today will be dead from smoking within the next few decades unless habits there change, new research forecasts. The study, published this week in the British Medical Journal, tracks the rising death toll from smoking in China, where two-thirds of men smoke.
Tickets for Maui tournament on sale
August 16, 2001
Yes, tickets are going fast for the Maui Invitational basketball tournament. In fact, all of Kansas University’s booster tickets set aside for the Nov. 19-21 tournament at the 2,400-seat Lahaina Civic Center in Hawaii are sold out.
NFL Briefs
August 16, 2001
Davis back at work in Broncos camp Siragusa sidelined Bills quarterback to sit Rams’ end expected to miss season Dolphin to have surgery Detroit tackle to retire Beuerlein visits specialist after setback
PGA Championship: Mickelson seeking major breakthrough
August 16, 2001
Phil Mickelson is in exclusive company, just not the kind he prefers. Doug Sanders. MacDonald Smith. Bill Melhorn. Harry “Lighthorse” Cooper. Of the 38 players who have won at least 19 events on the PGA Tour, Mickelson joins those four as the only ones who have never claimed a major championship.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
August 16, 2001
You’re outta here’
August 16, 2001
Campus spread
August 16, 2001
Recycled scholarship halls?
August 16, 2001
Non-profit pros
August 16, 2001
A woman’s touch
Revamped play ‘The Odd Couple’ takes a gender-bending twist in Kansas City
August 16, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near During the recent heat wave, construction workers, police officers, lawn crews and sanitation men have battled to beat the blistering sun. But there is another, often overlooked, labor force that’s had to get really creative to avoid the temperatures.
Film Review - ‘Rat Race’
Road comedy ‘Rat Race’ offers more stars than laughs
August 16, 2001
By Loey Lockerby No movie should need a credit for an Animatronic Cow Operator. There is simply no legitimate bovine-related activity that should require the use of electronic facsimiles. Especially if that activity involves a hot air balloon and guys squirting each other in the face with, shall we say, extremely fresh milk.
Having a ball
Veteran director Jerry Zucker returns to the comedy ‘Rat Race’ with latest flick
August 16, 2001
By Loey Lockerby Jerry Zucker is NOT interested in remaking “Cannonball Run” or “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.” Even though his new movie, “Rat Race,” was conceived as a throwback to those star-studded chase comedies, the veteran director-producer had something else in mind entirely when the project came his way.
Film Review - ‘American Outlaws’
American Outlaws’ makes mockery of the cowboy genre
August 16, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Probably the best way to describe the manner in which “American Outlaws” approaches the story of Clay County, Mo.-native Jesse James is by recalling the chilling pronouncement that comes at the end of John Ford’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence.” Carleton Young flatly declares, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” This remark begs the question: What if the filmmakers can’t even get the legend right?
Mideast needs a Berlin Wall
August 16, 2001
By Graham E. Fuller Special to the Los Angeles Times Something even worse than violence, terror and human tragedy is taking place between Palestinians and Israelis in the Middle East: the escalation beyond all proportion of rage, bitterness and unhealable psychological scars that makes any normalization nearly inconceivable for many years to come.
SEVEN QUESTIONS with Margo Timmins from Cowboy Junkies
August 16, 2001
By Geoff Harkness After 11 albums, thousands of gigs and a handful of record labels, Cowboy Junkies have earned a reputation as one of rock’s true survivors. With the nucleus of siblings Margo, Michael and Peter Timmins (on vocals, guitar and drums respectively) and bassist Alan Anton still intact, the band has struggled with everything from stage fright to indifferent record companies and come out on top.
Born country
Tracy Lawrence shines through Nashville’s music industry glitz
August 16, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Tracy Lawrence is a 100 percent, all-American country music singer, and he has the background to prove it. During the past decade, while Nashville musicians like Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and Shania Twain seem to be on a quest to blur the line between country and pop as much as possible, Lawrence has steadfastly held the line by writing, producing and performing a series of CDs with a straightforward, traditional mindset.
Pentagon fights to keep airwaves
August 16, 2001
The Pentagon is facing a homegrown adversary a communications industry that wants a slice of the military’s airwaves for new products for gadget-happy consumers. Parents want to keep tabs on children by wireless phone. People want their e-mail wherever they go. Wayward drivers want satellite-linked maps to find their way home.
6Sports report: preseason poll places KU at 7
August 16, 2001
Nebraska is the favorite in the preseason Big 12 coaches’ poll for womens’ soccer.
Classic Eagle plans to relocate, expand
August 16, 2001
By Mark Fagan The company that distributes Anheuser-Busch products in the Lawrence area is preparing to get bigger in an expanding industrial area. Classic Eagle Distributing LLC, 801 E. Ninth St., plans to sell its existing building and move into a 61,224-square-foot warehouse and distribution center that would be built along the east side of North Iowa Street, about a half mile north of the Kansas Turnpike.
Reprieve granted to inmate who killed as teen
August 16, 2001
A state appeals court halted Wednesday’s execution of Napoleon Beazley several hours before he was scheduled to die, delaying a case that has fractured the U.S. Supreme Court and fueled fresh criticism of applying the death penalty to teen-age killers.
Rural roads deadliest
August 16, 2001
The road less traveled can be deadly. More Americans are killed on rural roads than crowded urban expressways, even though the two-lanes carry less traffic. The rural roads also receive less federal money, and that has officials pressing for more for safety improvements.
Junior college forward to visit Jayhawks
August 16, 2001
Add Jeff Graves to the list of players who will make basketball recruiting visits to Kansas. Graves, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound sophomore forward from Iowa Western Community College, tells recruiting analyst Jon Kirby of alliancesports.com he and his mother will make unofficial recruiting stops at both Kansas and Missouri in coming weeks.
Player’s death raises tough questions
August 16, 2001
Rashidi Wheeler lay on his side, struggling to catch his breath, telling his Northwestern teammates he was dying. They didn’t think he was serious at first, having heard that before. Besides, Wheeler was an asthmatic who’d had more than 30 attacks in his three years playing football at Northwestern, and often lay on his side to recover from strenuous workouts.
Parting shot
August 16, 2001
The Mag: 8-16 Tracy Lawrence Box
August 16, 2001
What: Y’allapalooza featuring Tracy Lawrence, Jo Dee Messina, Gary Allen, Mark Willis When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday
The Mag: 8/16 Best Bets
August 16, 2001
Block rockin’ beats The Crystal Method,
The Mag: Rat Race capsule
August 16, 2001
Rat Race Back in the ‘60s, there were several stunt-filled comedies where a bunch of big stars ran around like lunatics for three hours. Someone at Paramount decided it would be a good idea to revive the genre, and they came up with this noisy, grating film about a group of people racing to retrieve $2 million. Director Jerry Zucker reminds us just how long it’s been since his “Airplane!” days, having apparently lost his gift for light absurdity. There are some funny gags in “Rat Race,” but they drag on forever and are surrounded by overblown banality and shameless hamming by the movie’s veteran cast (including John Cleese, Whoopi Goldberg and Rowan Atkinson). The last 30 seconds of the film are great, but no audience should have to wait that long for the good stuff. (PG-13). — LL.
Creative bliss
Rock’s most eclectic frontman David Byrne continues to do exactly what he wants
August 16, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Four minutes and 51 seconds into the conversation, David Byrne attacks. “Ask me something else,” he snaps. “Rephrase it or something. The answer to that one is already there.”
Doctor rhythm
KU percussion professor turns his love of beats into a full-time occupation
August 16, 2001
By Jon Niccum Many people dream of being a drummer. They fantasize about counting off “One, two, three, four” in front of a packed stadium before launching into a pile-driving beat. But when the reality of this aspiration begins to take its toll, few really have the determination to be a professional drummer not a rock star, but someone whose entire living is based around his percussive skills.
Rally Week - Sturgis South Dakota
August 16, 2001
The first day was spent touring the Black Hills and playing a little 3 card poker in Deadwood (we left with extra jingle in our pockets), and it only got better! Here are a few days in the life of a group of Kansas riders…
Millard Kabriel
August 16, 2001
Mother—in-law’s cruel remark upsets woman
August 16, 2001
By any measure, metric conversion effort in U.S. has failed
August 16, 2001
When meteorologists forecast record heat in the Mid-Atlantic states last week, they didn’t predict it would hit 37.8 degrees Celsius. When hydrologists reported how much less rain has fallen than normal, they didn’t give the totals in millimeters.
NATO prepares to send troops to Macedonia
August 16, 2001
NATO gave the go-ahead Wednesday for 400 troops to deploy in Macedonia, the vanguard of a mission to disarm rebels. But deploying a full 3,500-member NATO force depends on whether a cease-fire takes hold in the troubled Balkan nation.
Comiskey Park improvements planned
August 16, 2001
Comiskey Park, which opened in 1991, will undergo $6.5 million in renovations after the season aimed at getting the ballpark ready for the 2003 All-Star game. Alterations include redesign of the batter’s eye in center field and improvements to the main and club level concourses.
Fall fashion forecast: What’s hot for guys
August 16, 2001
It might come as no surprise that denim will be a basic staple of the male back-to-school wardrobe.
Business Briefs
August 16, 2001
Restaurant: Emerson Biggins plans ‘big’ opening today Airline: Small planes in profit plans for struggling US Airways Chipmaker: Slow sales prompt Motorola to cut manufacturing lines Acquisition: Alltel attempts to entice CenturyTel shareholders
Daily Ticker
August 16, 2001
New seventh-graders get first taste of life in junior high
August 16, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Shock registered Wednesday on Laura Devlin’s face as she realized math would be her first-hour class. “I don’t think I can do math that early,” said Devlin, who joined thousands of Lawrence public school students for the day’s consternation-filled transition to a new school year.
People
August 16, 2001
Royals denounce new book Actor has role in real-life drama ‘Seagull’ might not fold wings Cage leaves his mark
World Briefs
August 16, 2001
France: Lourdes shrine attacked England: Sextuplets born; 1 dies Paraguay: Dying crocodiles culled
Media anxiety not warranted
August 16, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group We’re so deep into the August lull here that even the scandal stories have faded. Which means that the stories deploring the scandal stories are fading, too. And that is a blessing.
Word of Mouth: Stolen moments
Westport’s Stolen Grill combines an imaginative menu with intimate setting
August 16, 2001
By Diane Frook In New York City, there’s nothing terribly unusual about seeing a man cooking on the street. But what caught the eye of a Kansas City restaurateur was one man’s particular equipment: For his grill he used a grate, purloined from the street. This stolen grill became the inspiration, in name if not machinery, for the little Westport area restaurant called The Stolen Grill.
Out of Bounds: Football fantasies
Game plan allows fans to enter Bizarro World
August 16, 2001
By Seth Jones Every once in a while I wake up and it seems like I’m in Bizarro World. You know Bizarro World Superman’s enemy’s home planet. On Bizarro World, you say goodbye when you’d normally say hello. You use incorrect pronouns whenever possible. Everything is bizarre and backward.
Nation Briefs
August 16, 2001
Wisconsin: E. coli outbreak may be linked to fair Virginia: City approves funding for slavery museum Tennessee: Budget shortfalls delay public schools’ opening Boston: Study: Cigarette ads still have teen audience
A crash course in winning
Local teen takes first overall in demolition derby
August 16, 2001
Sitting among the shiny, cared for cars in queue for maintenance at Eudora Auto Tech, it’s not hard to pick out Richard Neis’ car. The compact Chevrolet isn’t much more than a shell of a car, but that’s all a demolition derby driver needs anyway.
Local briefs
August 16, 2001
Scout exhibition planned The Boy and Girl Scouts in Douglas County will hold their Second Annual Lawrence Scouting Extravaganza from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Westside Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive. Representatives and units from all branches of the organization will be available to provide information, answer questions and sign up potential scouts. Live animals will be on hand, as well as Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical agency representatives. Free food, drink and drawings will be provided. Anyone interested in joining or learning more about area scouting is welcome to attend. __________________________ Social services: Big Brothers/Big Sisters names executive director Jane Swalwell Pennington has been named executive director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County. She will be honored at a public reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the organization’s office, 211 E. Eighth St., Suite G. Pennington worked most recently as development director for Florence Crittenton Services of Topeka and assistant to the president for development at Benedictine College. She has been a Lawrence resident for the past 18 months. Big Brothers/Big Sisters aims to promote the healthy development of children into adulthood by recruiting adult volunteers to spend three to four hours each week with a child. __________________________ Public works: New Lone Star spillway satisfies county officials Final inspection of the recently constructed spillway at Lone Star Lake made the grade. Wednesday, Douglas County Public Works staff, the contractor, King’s Construction of Oskaloosa, and the Kansas State Division of Water Resources did a final walk through on the concrete spillway. Keith Browning, the county’s director of Public Works, said the $1.15 million project turned out well. “I think it’s really excellent,” he said. “It was a difficult project and the contractor ran into some problems.” King’s Construction encountered some weather related problems such as pumping water out of the spillway and repairing some eroded areas during rainy times. Browning said a few minor steps remain, such as cleaning the silt out of the spilling basin and filling joints in the concrete. This fall, he said, his staff also will reseed the area with native grass. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.329 per gallon at Conoco, Sixth Street and Crestline Court. 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. __________________________ Humane Society to sponsor ‘Pawsible Dream’ benefit The Lawrence Humane Society will play host to the seventh annual Pawsible Dream benefit auction at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. The festivities include a silent and live auction, live entertainment, a cash bar and a Taste of Lawrence buffet. Proceeds from the event will go to the Lawrence Humane Society. Tickets can be purchased at Liberty Hall, the Humane Society or at the door. Tickets also can be mailed by filling out one of the many fliers around Lawrence. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. For more information, call 843-6835.
American League Roundup: Clemens moves to 16-1
Yankee pitcher first in 32 years to hit mark
August 16, 2001
For the first time in 32 years, a major league pitcher has a record of 16-1. Roger Clemens improved upon the best season of his career, record-wise, by allowing only four hits in seven innings to lead the New York Yankees past the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 10-3, Wednesday night.
Short Stuff
August 16, 2001
Be seen in the ‘Scene’ Get a clean start Let children be bubble heads
Hairdresser hears the shear truth from clients
August 16, 2001
When hair falls, emotions flow. Each snip of the scissors cuts away another layer of defense and before you know it, your hairdresser is hearing your deepest, darkest secrets.
There’s no need for a league of their own
Girls still strive to break into traditionally male-dominated sports
August 16, 2001
Logan Hall races toward the end zone, her eyes fixed on the ball in the air. She takes a breath, holds out her arms and clings to the pigskin as tight as an 11-year-old can. Touchdown. Meanwhile in Toronto, more than 2,000 miles away from Logan’s home in Tucson, Ariz., 18-year-old Christina Lee is lacing up her skates for her hockey game.
In baseball, best rules are unwritten
Sport’s basic laws haven’t changed in last 50 or even 100 years
August 16, 2001
Despite all its faults, I still nominate baseball as being the one game in the vast jock kingdom that comes the closest to promoting peace, harmony and goodwill among its rich young men.
Kansas’ soccer team picked seventh in Big 12
August 16, 2001
Kansas University’s soccer team has been picked to finish seventh in the Big 12 in a preseason poll. Defending champion Nebraska was the choice to repeat.
Stay-at-home president just fine
August 16, 2001
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel First time I met George W. Bush, he had a kid tagging along to campaign events virtually 24-7. The boy’s yearlong education on the campaign trail tells a lot about Bush the Kinder and what he values: family and flexibility.
Center of attention
Guerrilla theater offers street performance
August 16, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near The actors in The Evaporated Milk Society will be hard to miss around the Country Club Plaza area in Kansas City, Mo. After all, there are few troupes in operation with members patrolling the streets on 10-foot stilts.
Horoscopes
August 16, 2001
Fall fashion forecast: What’s hot for gals
August 16, 2001
As always, fashion retailers are revisiting the past for inspiration. From plaids to pedal pushers, the focus is on having fun and showing individual style.
Kosiski wins O’Reilly 50 Lapper; Bowyer stays hot in Topeka
August 16, 2001
Joe Kosiski led all 50 laps Saturday night, August 11, to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts All Star Series “O’Reilly 50 presented by Westridge Mall” at Heartland Park Topeka.
Friends and neighbors
August 16, 2001
Kansas high-schoolers continue to fare well on ACT
August 16, 2001
Students in the Sunflower State remain at the head of the class with their scores on the ACT college entrance exam. Kansas students posted an average composite score of 21.6, with 78 percent of the senior class taking the exam. Nationally, 38 percent of seniors took the exam before graduation.
Youthville seeks $6 million infusion
Foster care contractor tells legislators it’s on the ropes
August 16, 2001
By Dave Ranney Its $14 million endowment depleted, the state’s largest foster care contractor begged legislators for more money Wednesday. “We are a wounded, vulnerable organization that’s trying to put itself back together,” said Carl Martin, interim president and CEO of United Methodist Youthville, explaining the organization’s recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy to members of a summer committee on children’s issues.
LMH hears pitch for detoxification center
August 16, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Advocates for the homeless are asking Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials to consider opening their doors to street people who need substance-abuse treatment and a place to stay overnight.
Cuba travel enforcement questioned
August 16, 2001
By Mindie Paget The Treasury Department is “swimming upstream” with its recent attempts to more strictly enforce the travel ban to Cuba. That’s what Lawrence resident Larry Day, who has traveled to Cuba with and without permission from the Treasury, said Wednesday after hearing that the department had sent out nearly six times the number of letters from May to July as it sent from January to May seeking fines from Americans thought to have violated the ban.
Poll: Europeans disapprove of Bush
August 16, 2001
President Bush gets poor marks for his handling of international policy from a majority of Europeans, who say in a new poll that he makes decisions based entirely on U.S. interests and knows less about Europe than his predecessors.
Earnhardt Jr.’s car to make pit stop in Lawrence
August 16, 2001
Start your engines. A show car from the Winston Cup team of Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be pulling into Lawrence next week on a promotional tour for Lawrence-based Classic Eagle Distributing LLC.
Drug case a ‘nightmare’
Wealthy pharmacist accused of diluting cancer drugs held without bond
August 16, 2001
By Joel Mathis Federal officials still are trying to determine how many cancer patients were customers of a Kansas City pharmacist accused of diluting chemotherapy drugs. Investigators said Wednesday they didn’t know whether any victims were from the Lawrence area.
Attitude adjustment
Spotlight on safety will be big part of Earnhardt legacy
August 16, 2001
Regardless of what new rules or procedures may be part of Tuesday’s announcement of findings in NASCAR’s investigation into Dale Earnhardt’s fatal crash, much has already changed in the sport since the seven-time Winston Cup champion’s wreck during the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18.
Glacial melt causes brief geologic alarm
August 16, 2001
The release of accumulated water on a Mount Rainier glacier late Tuesday resulted in a rise of the Nisqually River in Washington state and the sounding of a brief geological alarm. Mount Rainier National Park rangers closed the highway to Paradise, the park’s main visitor center, for several hours after a small debris flow dislodged some trees and rocks.
CD REVIEWS
August 16, 2001
Nation Briefs
August 16, 2001
New Yorker: Paula Jones sues tycoon California: New supercomputer unveiled California: Condit fund-raising continues Montana: National monument targeted Miami: Tropical depression nears
Our Town Sports
August 16, 2001
Calendar
August 16, 2001
The ‘Last’ will be first
August 16, 2001
By Dan Lybarger With the advent of Ken Burns’ ambitious documentary “Jazz” and the museum at 18th and Vine in Kansas City, Mo., it’s hard to believe that for a while much memory of K.C.’s jazz scene had almost faded for good.
Movie Listings
August 16, 2001
HOLD 8/16 Wake Up Call
August 16, 2001
Rules of engagement Columnist reveals the nine habits of highly profitable meat processing
Riding with the King
BB King and John Hiatt at Starlight Theatre, Kansas City MO, 8/15/2001
August 16, 2001
By Michael Newman Living legends are getting harder to find and by the time most musicians reach that stature, they seldom undertake extensive tours that bring them through our area. Fortunately, BB King hasn’t yet given up the road. At the age of 75, King is slowing down, but the joy he finds performing for his fans is obvious, as is the appreciation his audience has for him.
County approves 2002 budget without commissioner’s blessing
August 16, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Douglas County will go into 2002 with a budget that gained the approval of only two of its three commissioners. After a public hearing Wednesday for the 2002 budget, Commissioner Charles Jones announced he would not vote for the spending plan.
KU, GTAs to resume talks
August 16, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University’s graduate teaching assistants are preparing to re-enter contract negotiations with the university next month. But they say KU officials already are treating their organization the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition poorly by barring it from GTA orientation and booting its Web site from the KU server.
National League Roundup: McGwire’s streak comes to end
Slugger singles as Cards rip Reds; Cubs boost lead to 112 games
August 16, 2001
Bum shoulder or not, Jim Edmonds is starting to hit. Edmonds homered and drove in four runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to their seventh straight win, 8-4 over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.
Choosing and setting a course of study
In Germany, students select schooling based on professional or university paths
August 16, 2001
By Elizabeth Snyder Special to the Journal-World Friederike Napp is 17 years old and in the 12th grade. After school, she does her homework and has a job delivering medicine for a pharmacy. In her free time, she takes tennis lessons, plays the guitar and is a member of the theater club.
6Sports report: LHS to hit the court early
August 16, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the first girls’ tennis match between LHS and Blue Valley North West. They take the court next Wednesday.
NASCAR: Dazed and confused
Gordon awaiting apology for car fire
August 16, 2001
Nobody would blame Robby Gordon for pointing fingers over his latest racing disappointment. After all, it seems like someone should pay for his chance at victory going up in flames.
Trial ordered in Franklin Co. death
Ottawan faces second-degree murder charge in Lawrence resident’s death
August 16, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess A police officer says John Powell drove to his brother’s house the night of June 8 with three bottles of Evan Williams whiskey and a goal: When the whiskey was gone or the sun was up, whichever came first, he would help get Barney Riley and Lisa Barnett off his brother’s property.
Lofty goals
August 16, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Kansas teacher salaries should be raised, but a state board proposal may be over the top. The Kansas State Board of Education has decided not to go halfway in its proposal to seek salary increases for Kansas teachers.
Nancy Stubbs
August 16, 2001