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6News: Overnight accident injures two
August 17, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 2:10 p.m.) Two Lawrence residents suffered injuries early Friday morning in a two-car accident two blocks west of Lawrence’s downtown.
The Mag: Sunday in the arts
August 17, 2001
In Sunday’s Arts section Mark Reaney getting noticed in virtual-reality theater realm.
Toilet paper thefts may be a sign of mental imbalance
August 17, 2001
On the record
August 17, 2001
Big 12 All-Stars go 5-0
August 17, 2001
The Big 12 Conference All-Star women’s basketball team completed its foreign tour with a 121-64 victory over TSU Hagen on Thursday night. Kansas University’s KC Hilgenkamp dished six assists for the Big 12, which finished 5-0 on the tour. Nebraska’s Steph Jones scored 21 points in the finale.
Haskell football coach recommends Creatine
August 17, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Graham Snelding isn’t naive enough to believe none of his Haskell Indian Nations University football players ingests supplements So Snelding, the Fightin’ Indians’ first-year coach, told his players to stop taking all performance-enhancers, muscle-builders and weight cutters a month before they reported to preseason drills.
Roman gladiator school brings history back to life
August 17, 2001
Their eyes were gleaming with fury, foreheads glittering with sweat, lips twisted into horrible grimaces as they circled each other.
A few’ local athletes use supplements
Prep coach: ‘We don’t advocate it’
August 17, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus The city’s two head high school football coaches Lawrence High’s Dirk Wedd and Free State High’s Bob Lisher frown upon the use of performance-enhancing supplements. The Lawrence’s School District’s high school code of conduct lets students and their parents decide whether to use them.
Nation briefs
August 17, 2001
Air Force One plane headed for retirement Fairgrounds suspected in outbreak quarantined Gotti son-in-law pleads guilty to racketeering Tombs may be link to Genghis Khan
Waite leads; Woods struggles
Tiger in summer funk as New Zealander takes early edge at PGA Championship
August 17, 2001
Grant Waite is leading the PGA Championship. David Duval, Phil Mickelson and just about everyone else are right behind. Everyone except Tiger Woods. The lowest scoring in six years at the PGA Championship produced a surprising leader and a nine-way tie for second.
Region briefs
August 17, 2001
President plans visit to metropolitan area Suspect pleads guilty to bank robbery Ag Hall of Fame sponsors golf classic Deadline approaching for Senior Olympics
6Sports report: Allen Bohl getting more traffic to Memorial stadium
August 17, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on former basketball coach Larry Brown’s purchase of season tickets for KU football.
Religion briefs
August 17, 2001
Corpus Christi plans ice cream social St. Margaret’s offers core values workshop St. John’s offers family planning course Gospel group slates Topeka concert
Experts explain dangers of diluted chemotherapy
August 17, 2001
On its face, the danger of unwittingly giving a cancer patient less than the intended amount of a drug seems obvious: The medication will be less effective than the doctor expected it to be. But the full picture is more complex and more frightening, for patients and their doctors alike, two pharmacology experts said.
Vikings roll past Steelers, 24-10
August 17, 2001
Minnesota’s defense set up a 10-point flurry late in the first half and the Vikings won their second exhibition game since the death of Korey Stringer, 24-10, over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
National League Roundup: Bonds blasts pair in victory
August 17, 2001
For most of his career, Barry Bonds thought he would never touch the home run totals of Willie Mays, his godfather and hero. Now that Bonds has passed Mays to become a giant among Giants, nothing seems impossible.
Juco big man makes visit to KU
August 17, 2001
By Gary Bedore Lee’s Summit, Mo., native Jeff Graves attended Roy Williams’ Kansas basketball camp nine years ago. At the time, Graves never dreamed he’d someday become one of Williams’ prized recruits. “Coach Williams’ camp is where I learned the basics,” said Graves, now a 6-foot-9, 240-pound sophomore forward/center from Iowa Western Community College who this week made an unofficial recruiting visit to Kansas.
Byrd pitches KC to victory - Royals 9, Orioles 2
August 17, 2001
The Kansas City Royals didn’t let another outstanding performance by Paul Byrd go to waste. Locked in a scoreless duel after five innings, the Royals scored three runs apiece in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings and cruised past the Baltimore Orioles 9-2 Thursday.
News briefs
August 17, 2001
Ford Motor Co. plans to cut up to 5,000 jobs Powerball jackpot rises Tropical storm fizzles quickly Shark bites second American
Silence shrouds KU probe
August 17, 2001
By Joel Mathis Police are investigating a reported embezzlement at Kansas University Athletic Corp. The alleged theft of an undetermined amount of money was reported 8 a.m. Friday to the KU Public Safety Office. Later that day, Scott McMichael, director of the university’s Williams Educational Fund for athletic scholarships, resigned, citing “personal and family reasons.”
College for everyone?
August 17, 2001
J-W Editorials College completion rates strongly indicate we need to inject some new thinking into our educational procedures. The American Council for Aid to Education has done a study that shows that fewer than half of U.S. students who enroll in college make it to graduation. That is not surprising to people who keep in touch with higher education but it might shake up others, particularly parents trying to finance their youngsters’ futures.
Day after stay, execution has little fanfare
August 17, 2001
There were no television trucks, no final-hour appeals, no news conferences. Wooden platforms erected for camera crews one day earlier stood deserted; the witness rooms were half full.
Two killed in explosion, fire at ‘20s-era Hollywood hotel
August 17, 2001
An explosion and fire tore through a 1920s-era Hollywood residential hotel early Thursday, killing two people, including a woman who lowered two children to firefighters and then fell to her death from a fourth-floor window.
Briefcase
August 17, 2001
UPS chairman retires Profits slide for HP, Dell Gap profits decline, but beat expectations Qualcomm invests in NextWave Telecom
Florence Gibson
August 17, 2001
U.S. urged to send Mideast observers
August 17, 2001
Saying American diplomacy has failed to stop the violence, Egypt urged the United States to send a monitoring force to try to revive a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians.
Temperatures, rattlesnakes complicate firefighting
August 17, 2001
Firefighters faced rough terrain and rattlesnakes as they battled in 100-degree heat Thursday to protect homes in this small ranching town from one of the thousands of fires roaring across the West. The 12,000-acre blaze in northeastern Oregon’s high desert burned within three miles of Monument, and officials feared it could draw near enough to spit embers onto rooftops. More than 700 firefighters had managed to hold off the flames, even as erratic winds occasionally whipped them into small tornados of fire.
Tribe’s water plan could mean area relief
August 17, 2001
Nancy Bear looks at the small dam across the shallow Delaware River and worries whether there will be enough water for those living on the Kickapoo Indian Reservation.
Base asks to fly fighter jets
Pullout of B-1B bombers unsettles McConnell Air Force operations
August 17, 2001
If the Pentagon removes all B-1B bombers from McConnell Air Force Base, the next best mission for the unit that flies them would be to operate fighter jets, the unit’s commander said.
Lexus driver robs bank
August 17, 2001
A man who drove a Lexus from Kansas to Arkansas was arrested Thursday after he motored the car to a bank and used a BB gun to rob a teller. Richard Banister, 46, of Wichita, was arrested by an off-duty Arkansas highway police officer, who wrestled Banister to the floor at the Firstar bank branch, said Van Buren police Lt. Brent Grill.
Mud flow pours down Rainier
August 17, 2001
A fresh flow of mud and rocks poured down a Mount Rainier stream Thursday as melting glacier water stripped debris from the peak’s flank.
Airlines try to make safety sink in
August 17, 2001
Drew Feldman buckles himself into his airplane seat and pops in his favorite CD tuning in the music, tuning out the flight attendant delivering the safety spiel up front.
People
August 17, 2001
Washing away the past Renaissance Part I Renaissance Part II Hudson wants payback
Nobel winner revives dictatorship’s horror
August 17, 2001
Generals vie for power as a megalomanic dictator spends lavishly and tosses enemies into a pit.
S.C. congressman dies week after brain surgery
August 17, 2001
Rep. Floyd Spence of South Carolina, who during his 30 years in Congress was a staunch critic of big government but a strong advocate of increased military spending, died Thursday. He was 73.
Horoscopes
August 17, 2001
Search library, museum in quest for Quantrill
Artifacts, books, video, newspapers put raid in perspective
August 17, 2001
By Dave Toplikar, World Online editor If you want treasures of information on William Clarke Quantrill, there are two main places to raid in Lawrence.
Subcontractors weigh in on foster care woes
August 17, 2001
By Dave Ranney When Kansas privatized its child welfare system five years ago, much was made of the state’s nonprofit organizations’ willingness to share the expense of caring for abused children. Now, many of the programs say they’re running out of money. “The end is in sight for a lot of little programs like us,” said Jennifer Chapman, executive director of Hannah’s House Foundation, a Lawrence-based program for girls in foster care who are pregnant or caring for infants.
Lawrence briefs
August 17, 2001
Resident jailed in Lawrence after stint in Iowa jail Young bands to perform back-to-school library show Health department offers immunizations for children Tonganoxie resident killed in early morning accident
Prices take plunge
Home starts, jobless decline fuel optimism
August 17, 2001
A sharp drop in the cost of gasoline and other energy products helped drive down consumer prices in July by the largest amount in 15 years. There also was positive news on two other economic fronts Thursday: Housing construction posted its best performance in 17 months and the number of workers filing jobless benefits declined, suggesting better days ahead for the slumping economy.
CART: Brack-Papis bumps could prove costly
August 17, 2001
Two on-track collisions between teammates Kenny Brack and Max Papis were costly for both drivers. Brack holds a one-point lead in the CART FedEx Series standings going into the Motorola 220 at Road America, while Papis who already was on thin ground with Team Rahal might soon be looking for a new ride.
KU’s Dwyer hampered by wrist
August 17, 2001
By Robert Sinclair While most of Kansas University’s football team has made strides since the spring practice session, senior defensive tackle Nate Dwyer is right back where he started. Watching from the sideline. While the Jayhawks were conducting 11-on-11 drills Thursday afternoon, Dwyer was alone at the other end of the practice field riding a stationary exercise bicycle.
World briefs
August 17, 2001
Forests set aside for panda habitat Government outlaws caste discrimination More G-8 protesters released from prison Two train accidents leave 20 dead, 50 hurt
World briefs
August 17, 2001
U.S. soldiers injured in parachute exercise Mother Teresa moved closer to sainthood Doctor says Arafat in good health
Earnhardt Jr.’s car to make pit stop in Lawrence
August 17, 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.
Daily ticker
August 17, 2001
Siding business builds on area growth
August 17, 2001
Company: Wood Haven Inc., 210 Elm St., Perry. Owner: Jim Guffey, owner.
Bargain hunters help boost markets
August 17, 2001
Last-minute bargain hunters lifted the stock market Thursday, turning around losses triggered by a profit and revenue warning from Ciena and concerns about earnings by Dell Computer and Hewlett-Packard that came out after the close of regular trading. Wall Street’s gains came at the end of a session marked by sharp losses volatility analysts attributed to a conflict between investors’ fears about the uncertain economy and their desire to snatch up stocks at cheaper prices.
Stubbs services
August 17, 2001
Schumacher on verge of title
August 17, 2001
Michael Schumacher is on the verge of some rather impressive totals. A victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday would give the German driver his second straight Formula One championship, his fourth title overall and match the series record for race wins.
Schrader too busy for anything but racing
From dirt tracks to motorcycles to Winston Cup, driver passionate about his sport
August 17, 2001
When Ann and Ken Schrader got married 17 years ago, the honeymoon if you can call it that was over in less than a day. They got married on a Tuesday in St. Louis, and the next day he drove his rig to a race in California, said Ann, a registered nurse at the time. It was just the start of her own odyssey as a racing wife.
Marlin has Dodge on brink
Carmaker still winless since return to NASCAR racing
August 17, 2001
Sterling Marlin figures he already should have won a race this year for Dodge, which returned to Winston Cup racing for the first time after a 16-year absence. The 44-year-old driver from Columbia, Tenn., has led races early and late but hasn’t been able to break his 169-race losing streak.
Top-seeded Rockers drop opener to Sting
August 17, 2001
The surging Charlotte Sting continued the biggest turnaround in WNBA history Thursday night, beating the top-seeded Cleveland Rockers, 53-46, in the first game of the WNBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals.
Vermeil: KC defense wants tougher test
August 17, 2001
The Kansas City Chiefs expect a tougher defensive challenge Saturday against the Chicago Bears in preseason play. And head coach Dick Vermeil said he’s looking forward to it. “We weren’t tested last week,” Vermeil said, referring to the Chiefs 20-0 rout of the Washington Redskins in last Sunday’s preseason opener.
Redskins sign quarterback Banks
Elbow injury will force Broncos’ Beuerlein to miss first eight weeks
August 17, 2001
The quarterback-depleted Washington Redskins signed Tony Banks on Thursday, two days after a bitter release from the Dallas Cowboys nearly made him quit the sport. “‘One day you’re on one team, the next day you’re on the other,” Banks said. “It’s not how I pictured it, but here I am.”
AL Briefs
August 17, 2001
Texas Rangers to sell stadium naming rights Justice Department drops O’s investigation
NL briefs
August 17, 2001
Sheffield, Lasorda hospitalized for tests Baldwin back in rotation
American League Roundup: Thome, Tribe topple Twins, 6-1
August 17, 2001
Jim Thome got a hefty pay raise, hit two home runs and led the Cleveland Indians to their fourth straight win. “I guess you could say it turned out to be a pretty nice day,” Thome said.
Red Sox boot Williams
Boston pitching coach promoted to manager
August 17, 2001
Joe Kerrigan had an appointment with his chiropractor Thursday when he was called to a lunch meeting with Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette. He soon got the news that shocked him: Jimy Williams was fired as Boston’s manager in the middle of a pennant race and he was taking over.
Local briefs
August 17, 2001
Overnight volunteers needed to staff homeless shelter The Lawrence Coalition for Homeless Concerns is looking for overnight volunteers to staff a temporary shelter. A team of two or three people, like coalition members Gary Miller and Mary Easterday staff the shelter and assist with a meal and activity. Volunteers can take just one shift per week or as their schedule allows. The shelter is currently located at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H. For more information contact Gary Miller, coalition president, at 843-9191 or gmiller@bertnash.org. ___________ Clinton Lake: Camper faces assault, criminal threat charges After allegedly pulling a knife on a group of campers at Clinton Lake State Park, Charles Banos was taken to the Douglas County Jail, said Lt. Kathy Tate of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday when Banos, 35, allegedly made threats against a group of campers from Missouri at a campground on the 600 section of North 1415 Road. “Apparently, the suspect made physical and verbal threats to the victims by pulling a knife against them and making threats against them,” Tate said. The campers alerted park rangers, who then contacted the Sheriff’s Office, she said. Banos, who listed his address as a nearby campsite, faces charges of aggravated assault and criminal threat. He remained in jail Thursday night. Bond was set at $10,000. ___________ Crafts: Maple Leaf Quilters Guild to display wares at Art Walk Baldwin The Maple Leaf Quilters Guild will be featured at this month’s Art Walk in downtown Baldwin. Quilts will be displayed in downtown storefronts from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Also, Baldwin Community Arts Council will present a sidewalk exhibit on the southwest side of High Street. The exhibit includes works by Sandy Cardens, Christy Carlisle, Ginny Cobb, Leigh Coffman, Robbie Lamoreaux, Cindy Novelo, Lisa Slavin, Krista McClenahan and Caroline Tanner. Artwork also will be displayed in Discoveries, Express Yourself, Baldwin City Signal and Solomons Antiques. ___________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.35 per gallon at Conoco, 2447 W. Sixth St., Citgo, 2005 W. Ninth St., and Texaco, 4841 W. Sixth St. 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.
Local sports briefs
August 17, 2001
Haskell, Baker football scrimmages scheduled City schools to hold scrimmages Saturday
Two of four stolen cars found
August 17, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Two of four cars reported stolen this week in Lawrence have been recovered, Lawrence Police said Thursday. According to Sgt. Mike Pattrick of the Lawrence Police Department: A black, 1984 Jeep CJ7 valued at $4,200 was taken between 11:45 p.m. Wednesday and 1:30 a.m. Thursday from the parking lot outside J.B. Stouts Sports Grille & Bar, 721 Wakarusa Drive.
Sweeney suspended for 10 games
Detroit catcher draws eight-game penalty for role in brawl at Kansas City
August 17, 2001
Kansas City first baseman Mike Sweeney was suspended for 10 games Thursday and Detroit catcher Robert Fick was suspended for eight for their roles in a brawl last week. Five players and four coaches were disciplined by Frank Robinson, the vice president in charge of discipline for the commissioner’s office.
Medical workers rush to notify cancer patients about diluted drugs
August 17, 2001
Medical workers pored through chemotherapy records Thursday and mounted an around-the-clock blitz to notify cancer patients who may have gotten diluted treatments from a Kansas City pharmacist. The pharmacist, Robert R. Courtney, is accused of diluting the chemotherapy drugs Gemzar and Taxol. The FBI says samples prepared by Courtney’s pharmacy contained between 39 percent and less than 1 percent of the potentially lifesaving drugs.
Sebelius names campaign treasurer
August 17, 2001
Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius has ended speculation on her political future, naming a longtime political confidant as treasurer of her Democratic campaign for governor. Sebelius has filed documents naming James DeCoursey III of Topeka as her campaign treasurer. The papers were filed Aug. 8 with the state Governmental Ethics Commission and received Thursday by the secretary of state.
SRS regrets financial aid
August 17, 2001
By Dave Ranney State welfare officials now regret arranging a controversial, special payment to a Wichita foster care subcontractor, legislators were told Thursday. “In hindsight, we’ll never do it again,” said Don Jordan, director of operations within the Division of Children and Family Policy at the state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. “It didn’t turn out to be a good idea.”
Space station marks 1,000 days
August 17, 2001
Marking the space station’s 1,000th day in space, two astronauts carried out a successful six-hour spacewalk Wednesday to install a coolant refill system on the lab’s main truss.
White House report finds discrimination on grants
August 17, 2001
Federal officials routinely discriminate against religious groups when handing out grant money, taking constitutional concerns about the separation of church and state too far, the White House contended in a report Thursday.
New measurement formula will take some of the bite out of wind chill
August 17, 2001
When the icy blasts of winter return to North America, those fearsome wind chill numbers won’t sound quite as ominous as before.
Pollution-reduction health benefits studied
August 17, 2001
More people are being killed by pollution from cars, trucks and other sources than by traffic crashes, researchers estimate in a report that says cleaning up would prolong the lives of thousands of people. The researchers, in a study in the journal Science, said that cutting greenhouse gases in just four major cities Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City; Santiago, Chile and New York City could save 64,000 lives over the next 20 years.
Consumer advocates push for testing of fast-food toys
Sheer number, popularity raise safety issues
August 17, 2001
After Burger King recalled millions of giveaway toys last month because of a choking hazard to young children, marketing chief Chris Clouser made a pledge. “This won’t happen again,” Clouser said. “You can watch us and judge us.”
Free State, LHS scores shoot up on ACT
Lawrence students perform above state, national average; district credits rigorous course work
August 17, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Increasing student enrollment in challenging courses pushed Lawrence students’ scores on the ACT to a five-year high, a district official said Thursday. Free State High School and Lawrence High School both had an average composite score of 23.7 on the college-entrance exam, topping both the state and national averages. Thirty-six is the maximum score on the 215-question, multiple-choice test on math, science reasoning, reading and English.
Child’s low self-esteem can undermine talents
August 17, 2001
My son is an outstanding gymnast. His high school coach says he has more natural ability than anyone he’s ever seen. Yet when he is being judged in a competitive meet, he does terribly. Why does he fail during the most important moments?
Protestants debate policy
Evangelical Lutheran Church to study homosexuality
August 17, 2001
Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians and now Lutherans. Mainline Protestant churches seem to be taking turns examining their stance on homosexuality, with the results being protests, civil disobedience and split congregations. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with 5.1 million members, is the latest to weigh into the thorny debate.
Clemens becomes toast of New York
Pitcher’s rise to role of fan-favorite has been nothing short of shocking
August 17, 2001
Shockingly, he is one of them. They don’t see him as a wandering soul who happens to cloak his awesome body in pinstripes as he barrels toward baseball immortality. No, Roger Clemens is now most assuredly part of the New York texture.
Northwestern resumes drills
Players, coach defend team’s conditioning workouts
August 17, 2001
Northwestern coach Randy Walker welcomes an investigation into his training practices and preseason conditioning drills. Even after Rashidi Wheeler’s death, he still believes in what he does. So do his players.
Spirituality
August 17, 2001
U.S. Lutheran body told it’s no longer ‘orthodox’ Be seen in the ‘Scene’ Hindu temple celebrated in golden ceremony
Churches tout donation ideas for tax rebate checks
August 17, 2001
Those tax rebate checks landing in most people’s mailboxes over the next few weeks will help stimulate the economy, President Bush says. The Rev. Steve Stroope hopes the checks will prompt action inspired by an even higher authority.
A dose of faith
Doctors, patients embrace spirituality in medical care
August 17, 2001
When Louisville physician David Hibbard conducts an hourlong physical, the usual questions come up: Do you have a family history of any diseases? Have you had any surgeries? But then Hibbard throws in a question that may catch some by surprise.
Witness details bomb-making in school case
Trio practiced detonating devices, former girlfriend testifies
August 17, 2001
A former Royal Valley High School student testified Wednesday how her ex-boyfriend and two other students openly discussed their alleged plot to bomb the school.
Magazine sale success will triple firm’s telemarketing employment
August 17, 2001
Strong sales of magazine subscriptions will allow a telemarketing firm to more than triple the work force at its Johnson County headquarters by the end of the year, its president said.
FSHU marking its 100th birthday
August 17, 2001
Fort Hays State University officials are remembering the past and looking toward the future as a year of 100th birthday celebrations begin.
New immigration policy needed
August 17, 2001
By Max J. Castro Knight Ridder Newspapers There is a new immigration debate in the United States. Only five years ago, the debate on immigration centered on how much of it would survive once anti-immigration forces in Congress finished rewriting the statutes. The 1990s seemed to be poised to reprise the 1920s, when the United States cut off immigration from southern and eastern Europe, only this time Asians and Latinos would play the role of Jews and Italians.
British know all about scandal
August 17, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services America may be the world’s lone superpower, but the British are way ahead of us when it comes to scandal. The Chandra Levy-Gary Condit obsession wouldn’t even make the cut for a real English scandal, in a country that once had King Henry VIII and his six wives, only one of whom survived him.
Top dogs
August 17, 2001
SLT health issue
August 17, 2001
Historic view
August 17, 2001
Democrats delve into foreign policy
August 17, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe First the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee began a series of public ruminations about missile defense. Then the House minority leader delivered a speech criticizing the Bush administration’s foreign policy. And then the Senate majority leader attacked the president for acting alone in world affairs.
Lawsuit filed in Kansas City targets drugmaker, pulled drug
August 17, 2001
An Independence, Mo., woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Bayer Corp., alleging she became ill after taking a prescription drug that the company pulled off the market last week.
KCI parking expansion planned
New lot to add 5,500 spaces at airport; construction to begin in March
August 17, 2001
Getting from parking lot to the runway at Kansas City International Airport could become much easier with the construction of a new satellite lot, due for completion in 2003.
Lauren Kracl: 6Sports Athlete of the week
August 17, 2001
Lauren Kracl, an AAU National title winner, will be a sophomore this year at Eudora High. She is the 6Sports Athlete of the Week.
Sedgwick County judge sees his order blocked
Kansas Supreme Court halts contempt citation against commission
August 17, 2001
The Kansas Supreme Court blocked a Sedgwick County judge’s contempt citation against the county commission for failing to fully fund his district court budget.
Extra hires help back-tax collections
August 17, 2001
An investment by the Legislature to increase revenue collections is paying dividends, lawmakers were told Thursday.
Crime briefs
August 17, 2001
Husband pleads guilty in wife-killing scheme Police arrest K.C. man in kidnapping of boy
Informant in bribery case steps forward
August 17, 2001
The confidential informant who produced information that helped tie Reno County Sheriff Larry Leslie to a bribery case has come forward. Detective Howard Shipley, a member of the county’s drug task force, confirmed Wednesday that he is the person who gave invoices, credit card bills, other documents and the sheriff’s checkbook to then-Reno County District Attorney Tim Chambers. Chambers is now a Reno County district judge.
Gorbachev praises Putin, fumes at hard-liners
August 17, 2001
Mikhail Gorbachev, still bitter about the August 1991 hard-line coup against him that precipitated the Soviet Union’s collapse, dismissed fears Thursday that President Vladimir Putin may re-establish Soviet-style authoritarian controls.
Afghan hostility to foreigners grows
August 17, 2001
Schoolboys shouted “Death to the beardless ones, the Christian missionaries!” and other insults at passing foreigners Thursday an example of escalating hostility toward outsiders in the Afghan capital since the detentions of eight aid workers on charges of preaching Christianity.
Tycoon’s balloon halfway around globe
August 17, 2001
Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett on Thursday crossed the towering Andes mountains and passed the halfway mark on his latest quest to become the first solo balloonist to circle the globe.
Chicago police seek suspects in shooting of Farrakhan son
August 17, 2001
The son of Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan was shot twice in the legs by two men early Thursday at a home he was visiting on the South Side.
Mass. governor to extend some same-sex benefits
August 17, 2001
Acting Gov. Jane M. Swift, who was criticized by her gay stepson for opposing gay marriage, says she is extending some domestic partnership benefits to gay and lesbian state workers.
Musician sues over theme to ‘Survivor’
August 17, 2001
Musician Paul Winter has sued the makers of “Survivor,” alleging they improperly used a song he recorded in 1987 for the haunting theme of television’s most popular series.
Royals deny wedding rumors
August 17, 2001
Princes Charles’ office says he hasn’t changed his plans, and Buckingham Palace won’t talk at all. But a published report claims that Queen Elizabeth II has agreed that her son, Prince Charles, may marry his longtime lover Camilla Parker Bowles, perhaps in 2003.
Wahlberg won’t ‘boogie’ again
August 17, 2001
Mark Wahlberg, the bad-boy hip-hopper-turned-actor, who is playing a heavy metal rocker in his upcoming film “Rock Star,” says his newfound religious beliefs and his family would keep him from doing sexually explicit films again.
6Sports report: FSH girls’ tennis team returns all of last years players
August 17, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on this year’s Free State High girls’ tennis team. The Free State Tennis season begins a week from Saturday.
Poisonous spiders spinning nasty surprise for residents
As brown recluses rear their six-eyed heads, experts offer tips for extermination
August 17, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Danette Seymour didn’t hesitate when brown recluse spiders emerged from hiding places in her West Lawrence townhouse. She responded by plastering her attic their base of operations with insecticide. She also treated closets and other niches inside the home. Safety precautions include shaking out towels, clothes and shoes before use. Nobody sticks a hand in anything without looking first.