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6Sports report: Soccer team looking forward to upcoming season
August 18, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on this years KU women’s soccer team. They will play an exhibition game this Sunday at Super Target field at 3 pm against Southwest Missouri State.
6Sports report: Eudora excited about this year’s football team
August 18, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on this years Eudora High football team. Eudora starts its football season on August 31st against Paola.
Scouting news
August 18, 2001
4-H News
August 18, 2001
Weddings
August 18, 2001
Anniversaries
August 18, 2001
Engagements
August 18, 2001
Bad news carries over to Wall Street
August 18, 2001
Profit warnings from Dell Computer and Gap, job cuts by Ford Motor, an appeals court decision against Microsoft and a sharp decline in sales of U.S. goods abroad all combined to pummel Wall Street on Friday.
Court denies Microsoft bid to delay antitrust case
August 18, 2001
A federal appeals court denied a bid by Microsoft to delay its four-year antitrust case Friday, but analysts said the ruling probably would not deter the software giant from continuing to slug it out in court.
Health briefs
August 18, 2001
Medical discovery or happenstance? Trans fat danger
The more things change
August 18, 2001
Despite tremendous upheaval in the financing and delivery of health care in the United States, Americans’ use of health services has changed little since John F. Kennedy was president, a recent study finds.
Athletes’ feet need tune-ups
August 18, 2001
They often bear the brunt of our fitness efforts. They get sore, and develop calluses and structural problems. But we don’t always give them the TLC they need to keep supporting us.
Keep sowing those oats and other cereals
August 18, 2001
The news about oatmeal just keeps getting better. A recent Yale University study compared individuals in a control group who drank a high-fat milkshake with an experimental group that drank the same shake but also consumed a bowl of oatmeal. Turns out the folks drinking only the milkshake showed signs of arterial narrowing while the oatmeal eaters experienced no such constriction.
Fitness fuel
Hot or cold, cereal offers on-the-run nutrition
August 18, 2001
Comfort foods aren’t supposed to be entirely healthy for the body. There usually is a tradeoff between, say, plates of fried chicken and mashed potatoes soothing your flattened psyche and potentially unflattening your stomach.
Friends and neighbors
August 18, 2001
Chiefs hope to keep preseason momentum building tonight against Bears
August 18, 2001
Tonight’s game against the Chicago Bears might help answer a question that has vexed Kansas City fans for almost a week: Are the new-look Chiefs really as good as they seemed in a 20-0 exhibition opening rout against Washington?
Agreement to allow joint decision-making in KU, Oread encroachment dispute
August 18, 2001
By Joel Mathis Kansas University and the city are nearing an agreement to address a continuing controversy over proposed scholarship halls in the Oread neighborhood. The agreement hasn’t been finalized, but it already is being used as a model to decide whether homes in the 1300 block of Ohio Street will be destroyed to make way for the halls.
Local clinic confronting closure
Legal battles hurt business, provider says
August 18, 2001
By Mike Shields A Lawrence abortion provider, one of the state’s few, says money trouble might shut down her Eighth Street clinic regardless how the state Board of Healing Arts rules in her case today.
University ‘Dumpster diving’ profitable enterprise for resident
August 18, 2001
By Mindie Paget Orville Moorman’s propensity for collecting white elephants has been paying off for more than 30 years. That’s how long Moorman, who sees treasure in other people’s trash, has been “Dumpster diving” at Kansas University residence halls, fraternities and sororities, recycling what he finds and selling it back to students who return to Lawrence each fall.
City to drop antiquated, unconstitutional ordinances
August 18, 2001
By Joel Mathis In case you couldn’t tell, panhandling, fortune telling and slow trains are illegal in Lawrence. But not for long. City officials say the ordinances barring those activities have been proven unconstitutional and unenforceable, so they’re dropping them from the books after a routine review of city codes.
Druggist admits diluting doses
Prosecutors claim KC pharmacist said greed made him alter 4 drugs
August 18, 2001
Pharmacist Robert Courtney told investigators he diluted potentially lifesaving chemotherapy treatments “out of greed,” according to a court filing by federal prosecutors Friday. The filing is full of revelations about Courtney’s contact with the FBI this week, including his alleged confession.
Legacy of conflict lingers in Lawrence
August 18, 2001
By Dave Ranney There’s something about Lawrence that attracts people who disagree, whether it’s John Brown taking on slaveholders or environmentalists battling the South Lawrence Trafficway. Conflict is a big part of who we are, according to editors of a massive, soon-to-be published book that traces Lawrence history from founding to present.
No to alcohol
August 18, 2001
KU boundaries
August 18, 2001
KU neighbors
August 18, 2001
Not the answer
August 18, 2001
U.S. ambivalent on illegal immigration
August 18, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Immigrants and immigration are hot politically. On the Republican side, there is not so much as a semi-kind syllable for former California Gov. Pete Wilson, whose get-tough-on-illegal-Mexicans policies may have won him re-election in 1994 but who is blamed for losing the Hispanic vote, along with the Golden State, to the Democrats maybe in perpetuity.
Hustle and hype
August 18, 2001
Journal-World Editorial One can only guess at the payoffs being made to land 2004 major party conventions. In recent times we have read about one scandal after another involving public officials and the fraud and bribes they bring about in trying to land some prestigious major event.
WNBA Playoffs: New York sinks Sol in opener
August 18, 2001
Vickie Johnson had 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting, and Tari Phillips added 16 points and 13 rebounds as the New York Liberty beat the Miami Sol, 62-46, Friday night in the opening game of their first-round WNBA Eastern Conference playoff series.
Topekan sets Eagle Bend record
August 18, 2001
Four or five times Eric Williams had played Eagle Bend Golf Course and he never recorded a score better than par 72. Then came last Sunday morning and Williams, a former Washburn University golfer from Topeka, fired a 7-under-par 65 the lowest recognized score ever recorded on the 5-year-old municipal layout below the Clinton Lake dam.
Vinson caps busy hoops summer
LHS senior receiving interest from Div. I basketball programs
August 18, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Stephen Vinson lives and breathes basketball. Now, the Lawrence High senior is trying to catch his breath after a whirlwind summer, ranging from trips to Las Vegas and Pennsylvania. “It seems as if I never stopped playing,” said Vinson, an all-Sunflower League performer for LHS in 2000-01.
National League Roundup: Rijo perfect in return to majors
August 18, 2001
Jose Rijo made an inspiring return to the major leagues after a six-year absence. Rijo pitched two scoreless innings Friday night, overshadowing Milwaukee’s 5-1 win over Cincinnati.
NFL Briefs
August 18, 2001
Ex-KC receiver Vanover meets with NFL officials McCardell sidelined after hernia surgery Bucs reach settlements with two injured players Ex-Redskin sentenced
Graves joins online tax push
Lawrence business owners have mixed views on plan
August 18, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Gov. Bill Graves wants to make you pay sales taxes on every book, sweater or other product you buy online. And if that means abandoning a federal law that prohibits such taxes, so be it. “It has long been the governor’s position that Internet sales and catalog sales ought to be put on a level playing field with the storefronts in downtown Kansas,” said Don Brown, the governor’s spokesman.
Base fights to keep B-1Bs
Kansas Air National Guard enlists Legislature’s help
August 18, 2001
McConnell Air Force Base has been “one step from the bone yard” before and has survived. Now officials of the Kansas Air National Guard is gearing up for one more fight, this time to keep the nine B-1Bs of the 184th Bomb Wing in Wichita.
Dodge will keep demon mascot
August 18, 2001
The devil, for one, won’t have to get out of Dodge. On a 7-0 vote Thursday, the Dodge City School Board decided to keep the Red Demon as the school mascot. The decision came after more than an hour of public comment on both sides of the issue.
For more Lawrence history
August 18, 2001
This is the first in a Journal-World and 6News series on Lawrence history. Here’s a look at installments scheduled for the next week:
Brothers oversee rival schools
August 18, 2001
The brothers are Fathers, and now they’re rivals, too. The Rev. Eric Weldon, 35, and the Rev. Jim Weldon, 29, both priests of the Diocese of Wichita, have been assigned as chaplains to Wichita’s two Catholic high schools Bishop Carroll and Kapaun Mount Carmel.
Events mark raid anniversary
August 18, 2001
Here’s a list of events commemorating the anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence.
Briefs
August 18, 2001
Wall collapse cause still inconclusive Lawrence resident found guilty of March rape Convicted baby sitter faces new charges
Teen acquitted of conspiracy
August 18, 2001
A Jackson County jury acquitted Richard Bradley Jr. on charges that he and two classmates planned a Columbine-style attack on Royal Valley High School. “I’m just glad it’s all over with,” Bradley said. “I’m glad the truth got out.”
Emmaline Josephine Allen
August 18, 2001
Pelathe wins $130,000 grant to teach Indian youths entrepreneurial skills
August 18, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn The Pelathe Community Resource Center is losing its executive director but gaining a $130,000 grant to foster entrepreneurial skills in Indian youths. Outgoing director David Cade announced Thursday that the Administration for Native Americans’ Entrepreneurship for Indian Youth program has awarded the Lawrence group a major grant to start a student-run business that teaches American Indians both basic and advanced business skills.
Bush’s ‘faith-based initiative’ chief resigns
August 18, 2001
The embattled leader of President Bush’s “faith-based initiative” is resigning after seven controversial months, leaving at a crucial time for Bush’s effort to open government programs to religious groups.
GOP targets added funds for special education
August 18, 2001
House Republicans are urging colleagues to cut proposed increases for special education, saying the system must be fixed before the government pours billions more into it. The request comes as House and Senate lawmakers negotiate the details of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which provides most of the federal money for K-12 education.
CBS postpones controversial ‘Family Law’ summer rerun
August 18, 2001
CBS postponed a “Family Law” rerun that one of its largest advertisers, Procter & Gamble Co., said was too controversial for its commercials. The network characterized its decision as routine and noted that Procter & Gamble did not advertise its products when that particular “Family Law” episode aired last spring.
First contingent of NATO troops arrives in Macedonia
August 18, 2001
The first troops of the latest NATO mission destined for the Balkans arrived Friday in the Macedonian capital, but NATO deferred a decision on whether to deploy the bulk of the force because of continued cease-fire violations.
Russian booed in victory
Jones bounces back with win in 100 meters
August 18, 2001
Ignoring a hostile crowd, Olga Yegorova devastated the women’s 3,000-meter field Friday at the Weltklasse track meet, posting a season’s best time to further inflame her rivals, still bitter about the Russian’s drug-tainted victory at the World Championships.
Notes from Clinton’s notebook
August 18, 2001
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News This page from a legal pad was found in the trash behind a certain home in Chappaqua, N.Y., next to a crumpled note reading, “Dear Bill: Anxiously awaiting those pages! your editor, Bob Gottlieb.”
Cole, Etienne ‘very critical’ to KU defense
August 18, 2001
By Robert Sinclair When Leo Etienne and Greg Cole would talk through the thin wall that separated their rooms at Hutchinson Community College last season, they probably didn’t discuss playing football together at Kansas University. Now the two junior transfers are on their way to becoming the talk of the team.
PGA Championship: Tiger pulls great escape
Woods cards 67, survives cut; Toms, Katayama lead tourney
August 18, 2001
The putt looked longer than his odds of making the cut. Tiger Woods was just off the 15th green, 40 feet away from the hole. He was in dire need of something to happen to avoid taking the weekend off in a major for the first time since he turned professional five years ago.
Rare lioness born in Kansas zoo
White Barbary cub at Safari Zoological Park may be only one in existence, owner says
August 18, 2001
A rare white lion born last weekend at the Safari Zoological Park is offering visitors a once-in-a-lifetime sight. But just how rare is the question on the minds of the owners of this nonprofit zoological park in the southeastern part of the state.
On the record
August 18, 2001
6Sports report: Haskell football starts early
August 18, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Haskell’s friday evening scrimmage. The first game of Haskell’s season is on Saturday the 25th.
6News report: Murphy-Bromelsick house to be dedicated at Hobbs Park
August 18, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the dedication ceremony to take place this Sunday of the Murphy- Bromelsick House at Hobbs Park.
6News report: Local writers to have anthology published
August 18, 2001
Marta Costello reports on the upcoming Lawrence anthology to be published. It will cover the history of Lawrence from the Ice Age to the current discussions regarding the South Lawrence Trafficway.
MVP voting could be tricky in NL
August 18, 2001
Some of the great debates of our time: Ginger or Mary Ann. Tastes great or less filling. Now we have another: Who is the National League’s Most Valuable Player? The candidates: Arizona’s Luis Gonzalez, Chicago’s Sammy Sosa and San Francisco’s Barry Bonds.
World Briefs
August 18, 2001
PARIS: Underground expansion planned at Eiffel Tower Afghanistan: Psychological torture of aid workers alleged El Salvador: U.N. food aid targets drought-stricken areas
World Briefs
August 18, 2001
WASHINGTON: Candy pulled off shelves WASHINGTON: Bush taps Clinton critic for No. 3 Justice post Brazil: Global balloon trip scrubbed Philippines: Fire kills at least 68 people
Nation Briefs
August 18, 2001
WASHINGTON: One of septuplets undergoes surgery CINCINNATI: Brother, cousin arrested in 8-year-old’s death NEW ORLEANS: Court upholds writer’s contempt citation
Nation Briefs
August 18, 2001
NEW YORK: Sharpton leaves prison Florida: Drug charges filed are family affair
Nation Briefs
August 18, 2001
New York: Two shot, one stabbed at veterans hospital CHICAGO: No suspects identified in high-profile shooting San Francisco: Unabomber loses another court appeal
Stone Canyon builds to ‘spectacular’ finish
August 18, 2001
By Mark Fagan Kevin Heaton’s wait is nearly over. Stone Canyon, the Kansas City-area restaurateur’s entry into the Lawrence market, is expected to open Aug. 27 southwest of Sixth Street and Comet Lane. The opening would come nearly nine months later than he anticipated, as transformation of a Cold War-era house proved to be a tall order.
Linking ex-director to theft premature, attorney, KU say
August 18, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The attorney for the former director of Kansas University’s Williams Educational Fund says people shouldn’t rush to judgment about an embezzlement investigation being conducted by KU police.
American League Roundup: Yankees blank Mariners
Jeter, Spencer, Soriano homer in 4-0 victory over Seattle
August 18, 2001
Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees didn’t take long to show Seattle who the World Series champs are. Jeter homered on the first pitch and Mike Mussina pitched seven scoreless innings as the Yankees won the matchup of baseball’s two best teams, 4-0, Friday night.
Chiefs’ camp plans uncertain
August 18, 2001
The Kansas City Chiefs broke training camp here Friday and headed back toward Kansas City ahead of tonight’s preseason game against Chicago. Whether the team ever returns to River Falls is a mystery.
Britain proposes Northern Ireland police overhaul
August 18, 2001
Britain on Friday unveiled long-awaited plans for overhauling Northern Ireland’s terrorism-hardened police force and challenged Catholic leaders to help manage the force for the first time in history.
Airline delays down in 2001
August 18, 2001
After two stormy summers, the airline industry appears to have broken through the clouds. The number of delayed flights has been cut by more than 10 percentage points during the busiest time of the year because of sunnier skies, smarter scheduling and smoother relations between airlines and federal regulators.
District’s lure for teachers could be low-cost housing
August 18, 2001
The Bellevue, Wash., school district could become the first in the state to provide low-cost housing in an effort to attract quality teachers. Administrators hope to develop district-owned land with apartments, condominiums and houses that teachers could rent or buy.
Egypt tells U.S. it won’t push for U.N. observers in Israel
August 18, 2001
Egypt agreed Friday to resist an Arab attempt to have international observers sent to the Middle East over Israel’s objections. The United States, Israel’s closest and sometimes only ally at the United Nations, is preparing to oppose the Arab move next week at the United Nations.
Former chairman pleads guilty
August 18, 2001
Lynn McCarthy, the former chairman of J.C. Nichols Co., pleaded guilty Friday to a racketeering charge. Two other former J.C. Nichols officials face trial in October and McCarthy is required to cooperate in those cases.
Cessna award ranks 4th in product liability
August 18, 2001
A $480 million verdict for an airplane crash is the nation’s fourth-largest product-liability award to individual plaintiffs, although class actions have resulted in numerous larger awards, a legal newspaper reported Friday.
Marines’ final journey home marked in solemn ceremony
Soldiers killed in 1942 on Makin Atoll in South Pacific
August 18, 2001
Even though her cross-country flight had arrived late the night before, Olive Holtom was up and ready to go. The 88-year-old Alhambra, Calif., woman had waited 59 years to see her brother-in-law receive a proper burial and was not about to be deterred by an early-morning wake-up call and bus ride to Arlington National Cemetery.
World Briefs
August 18, 2001
Jamaica: Panel recommends legalized marijuana BERLIN: Neo-Nazi violence continues surge Ukraine: Anthrax symptoms send three to hospital Italy: Court won’t release five G-8 protesters
General charged in Osprey probe
Accused officers choose to have cases heard by administrative panels
August 18, 2001
A two-star general who commands the aircraft wing that administers the MV-22 Osprey program is one of eight officers accused of falsifying maintenance records in an attempt to rescue the troubled tilt-rotor hybrid aircraft from possible cancellation, the Marine Corps said Friday.
Titans take 23-10 win over Rams
August 18, 2001
Kurt Warner received his first extensive playing time of the preseason Friday night, and results were spotty in the Tennessee Titans’ 23-10 victory over the St. Louis Rams. The game matched the teams that met in the 2000 Super Bowl, a 23-16 Rams victory. The Titans (1-1) also beat the Rams 30-3 last year in the preseason in Nashville, when the wounds were much fresher from the big game.
Pelathe director leaving for position in New Mexico
August 18, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn The man credited with overseeing the recovery of the Pelathe Community Resource Center by guiding it through the aftermath of an embezzlement scandal and dramatically increasing its budget through several national grants is leaving his post as executive director to accept a similar job in Albuquerque, N.M.
Group wants Disney to halt release of ‘Bubble Boy’
August 18, 2001
A foundation for people with immune deficiencies is asking Walt Disney Co. to cancel the release of a movie about a boy who lives in a plastic bubble and planning a boycott of the film, saying it’s insensitive.
The tribe has spoken’
Survivor’ winner loses ruling against R.I. city’s police
August 18, 2001
The Middletown, R.I., police were justified in arresting “Survivor” star Richard H. Hatch Jr. on a child-abuse complaint last year even though Hatch was later cleared, a federal judge has ruled.
Space station crew hands over the keys
August 18, 2001
With only a few days left until they part company, the three new residents of the international space station formally accepted the reins from their predecessors Friday and wished them bon voyage.
Brandie Lee Simpson
August 18, 2001
Briefcase
August 18, 2001
Economy: U.S. trade deficit widens to $29.4 billion in June Gasoline: Lawrence prices lowest among Kansas metro areas Layoffs: Global slowdown convinces consulting firm to cut jobs Auto industry: Ford’s stock takes plunge on layoff, restructuring plan
People
August 18, 2001
Nothing compares to marriage Nothing neurotic about this wish Mo’ real life than fiction Door-to-door with Venus
Around and about
August 18, 2001
Daily ticker
August 18, 2001
Detroit’s Lima keeps Royals in check - Tigers 4, Royals 2
August 18, 2001
Jose Lima wanted to give Detroit teammate Matt Anderson a birthday present, and he came through. Lima allowed two runs in seven-plus innings, and Anderson earned a save on his 25th birthday as the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals, 4-2, Friday night.
Local briefs
August 18, 2001
Model stagecoach line installed at the Eldridge The first stagecoach line to operate out of Kansas made stops at the Eldridge Hotel and was run by the Eldridge Brothers. To commemorate that bit of local history, a model stagecoach complete with horses was installed Friday in the lobby of the historic hotel. “It’s another visual aid to help tell the history of our area,” said Rob Phillips, general manager of the hotel. The wooden model, built by an Oklahoma City man, measures about 4 feet long and includes four horses the same number the Eldridge brothers used to pull their stagecoaches, Phillips said. Above, Bill Duncan, left, builder of the stagecoach, Nikaela Zimmerman, project researcher and Watkins Community Museum Director Steven Jansen inspect the stagecoach Friday at the hotel. __________________________ Trespassing: Intruder disturbs 19-year-old A woman was awakened early Friday morning when a man entered her residence and began touching her as she slept, Lawrence Police said. The intruder fled the house in the 1100 block of Kentucky when the 19-year-old woman yelled at him, Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The man entered the house shortly after 3 a.m. through an open window, Pattrick said. There were five women living in the house, he said. All were Kansas University students ages 18 to 20. The suspect was described as a white man in his 20s. He had short hair and a stocky, overweight build, the woman said. The suspect fled through a back door, and no arrest has been made. __________________________ Crime: Foul play suspected in death of elderly resident at home Columbus A man was in custody Friday after the death of a woman whose body was found in her home, police said. Margaret Barrett, 74, was found dead Thursday night. Police said there were signs of forced entry at her house and someone had taken her car. Police did not say how the woman died. Barrett’s car was seen about 8 a.m. Friday in Pittsburg. Police there chased the vehicle into Cherokee County on U.S. Highway 69. The car stopped after hitting a Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputy’s car about one mile east of Columbus, authorities said. The man driving the car was taken into custody. No charges had been filed by Friday afternoon. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.35 per gallon at Citgo, 2005 W. Ninth 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. __________________________ Kickoff Mixer scheduled at Memorial Stadium The Chamber of Commerce, KU Football, Jayhawk Business Partners and the Quarterback Club will play host to a football season Kickoff Mixer from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Stadium. To listen to Coach Terry Allen speak on the upcoming season and meet KU’s new Athletic Director, Allen Bohl, guests can gather on the west side of the stadium in the Ward Family Scholarship Suites, where they can also watch the Jayhawks practice and get in the spirit with the Crimson Girls and Jayhawk mascot. Afterwards, participants can take a tour of the locker rooms. There is no charge for the function, and reservations are not required. For more information, call 865-4406. __________________________ Collision injuries leave one in serious condition Two people were injured one seriously shortly before 2 a.m. Friday in a two-car collision at Eighth and Kentucky streets, Lawrence Police said. Jason Habiger, 23, Lawrence, was taken by LifeFlight air ambulance to Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was in serious condition Friday, a hospital spokesman said. He was initially taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. Habiger was a passenger in a 1992 Acura driven by Jaimee Dixon, 21, of Lawrence. Dixon was taken by Fire & Medical to LMH, where she was in good condition Friday. The driver of the second vehicle, a 1997 Nissan, was identified by police as Raegan Copp, 23, Lawrence. She declined medical treatment. Copp was driving the Nissan westbound on Eighth when it pulled in front of the Acura driven by Dixon, which was southbound on Tennessee, police said.
HINU defenders shine
QBs sacked five times during intrasquad scrimmage
August 18, 2001
By Doug Pacey Haskell Indian Nations University’s defense never actually tackled quarterbacks Peter Hahn or Rob Palmer the two wore bright red jerseys that screamed to defenders “HANDS OFF” but they were still credited with five sacks.
Club news
August 18, 2001