Archive for Sunday, August 19, 2001

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August 19, 2001
Murder Carries a Torch - Anne George Hot Springs - Stephen Hunter Demolition Angel - Robert Crais
Nation Briefs
August 19, 2001
INDIANAPOLIS: WWII shipmates toast captain’s exoneration New Jersey: G.I. Joe model named for Hispanic
Same as it ever was
David Byrne at Memorial hall, Kansas City, KS 08/18/2001
August 19, 2001
By Michael Newman While other singer songwriters of David Byrne’s generation were tagged Angry Young Men, Byrne has born the label of “quirky” since he first came to public attention in the late ‘70s. And though anger may be a passing thing, quirkiness appears to last a lifetime. Saturday night at Kansas City’s Memorial Hall, the former Talking Heads front man showed new fans and old that he’s still the same gentle soul that’s always written songs from a perspective of wry wonderment.
Hero Wanted
August 19, 2001
On the record
August 19, 2001
Indians must solve Rocker riddle
Reliever hasn’t been a bad guy since coming to Cleveland, just a bad pitcher
August 19, 2001
So you want to be a manager. You say you know baseball. It’s in your genes. Not only have you watched a thousand games on cable, but you also started at second base in high school and coached your kid’s team for three summers.
For more Lawrence history
August 19, 2001
This is the second installment of a Journal-World, 6News and World Online series on Lawrence history. Here’s a look at other installments scheduled for this week:
President presses public to back faith-based initiative
August 19, 2001
President Bush said Saturday that he was trying to make government more compassionate by letting religious charities compete more easily for taxpayer money. “A compassionate government should find ways to support their good works,” Bush said in his weekly radio address Saturday. “Unfortunately, government often treats charities and community groups as rivals instead of partners.”
Tireless crusader laid to rest
August 19, 2001
Maureen Reagan, daughter of the former president, was praised at her funeral Saturday as a bold, tenacious woman who stepped out of her father’s shadow to crusade against Alzheimer’s disease.
Brack overcomes rain, red flag for Motorola 220 pole
August 19, 2001
Kenny Brack overcame rain and a red flag to bump his future team from the front row Saturday in qualifying for the Motorola 220. Memo Gidley and Bruno Junqueira are battling to stay with Target/Chip Ganassi Racing next season after Brack agreed to bolt Team Rahal and become Ganassi’s top driver in 2002.
Riggs wins truck race
August 19, 2001
Scott Riggs, who at best had a truck capable of finishing among the top five, outsmarted his rivals on pit road to win the Sears Craftsman 175 NASCAR truck series race Saturday at Chicago Motor Speedway.
Hungarian Grand Prix: Schumacher eyes Formula One title
August 19, 2001
Michael Schumacher is 77 laps away from his fourth Formula One championship, and the way he has been driving, winning the Hungarian Grand Prix and the title appears to be a formality.
Williams, Capriati to clash
Serena ousts Seles in Rogers AT&T Cup semifinals
August 19, 2001
Jennifer Capriati outlasted Anke Huber, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, Saturday to reach the final of the Rogers AT&T Cup. The top-seeded Capriati, who won the Canadian WTA event a decade ago at the age of 15, will face Serena Williams, a 7-5, 7-6 (5) semifinal winner over Monica Seles, in today’s final.
Sparks pop Comets
August 19, 2001
Lisa Leslie and the Los Angeles Sparks ignored history. Leslie made two free throws with six seconds left to cap a second-half charge as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the four-time defending WNBA champion Houston Comets 64-59 Saturday in their playoff opener.
Adventure greets new kindergartners
Student relishes red-letter day
August 19, 2001
Bill Snead This was it. In a youngster’s world, where time moves slower than Grandma’s syrup, the long-awaited, talked-to-death hour had finally arrived. Showtime. The real thing. No more loading and unloading the backpack. It was a great backpack. Heck, he’d slept with it the past three weeks. Soon he’d be strapping it on, heading down the driveway.
Randolph to visit Kansas
August 19, 2001
Shavlik Randolph, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound blue-chip high school basketball forward from Raleigh, N.C., said he plans to visit Kansas for either the football opener on Sept. 1 versus SW Missouri State or the UCLA game on Sept. 8.
Pollard likes Kings’ chances
Webber signing, Bibby trade please ex-Jayhawk
August 19, 2001
By Gary Bedore A funny thing happened to Scot Pollard last summer as he exited a showroom in a Las Vegas casino. “Somebody came up to me and thought I was Dennis Rodman. I asked them to adjust their glasses,” Pollard said with a laugh. How could somebody confuse Pollard, a former KU forward, with the former NBA bad boy?
Hall of Fame honors Gaedel at-bat
August 19, 2001
Jay Edson remembers one of baseball’s greatest gags as if it were yesterday. In fact, it was 50 years ago, on Aug. 19, 1951, that the late Bill Veeck, the maverick impresario of owners, sent 3-foot-7, 65-pound Eddie Gaedel to bat as a pinch hitter for his St. Louis Browns at Sportsman’s Park.
National League Roundup: Bonds homers, but Giants fall
San Francisco slugger tags 54th home run in 3-1 loss to Braves
August 19, 2001
Even though the lone run that Jason Marquis surrendered was a big one, it didn’t cost the Atlanta Braves their game. Barry Bonds hit his 54th home run off Marquis in the eighth inning as the Braves held off the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Saturday.
American League Roundup: M’s outlast Yankees
Seattle survives for ‘exciting’ 7-6 victory
August 19, 2001
The box of hair color sat on Lou Piniella’s desk, put there by Norm Charlton, and the Seattle manager joked that he’ll need it if his team plays any more games like this. If Saturday’s game is any indication, an October matchup between the Mariners and New York Yankees could produce one of the most thrilling playoffs baseball has seen in many years.
NFL Briefs
August 19, 2001
Cowboys’ Brazell strains neck Seattle’s Williams breaks left forearm Bills lineman Ostroski breaks right leg
Western fires claim half a million acres
August 19, 2001
Gusty winds fanned fears of wildfire Saturday in this Cascade mountain tourist town, where flames have already gobbled more than 5,000 acres and could threaten nearly 2,000 homes and businesses. It was just one of seven major fires in drought-stricken Washington state, where more than 93,000 acres had been burned across the state’s arid east side in the past week.
Chiefs’ defense rips Bears - Kansas City 10, Chicago 9
KC 2-0 in preseason
August 19, 2001
At a time when everybody is looking for a big jump from the offense, a surprising defense is what’s been dominant in the Kansas City Chiefs’ two exhibition games. Starting with a shutout last week of the Washington Redskins and continuing Saturday night with a 10-9 victory over the Chicago Bears, the Chiefs have yielded just three field goals.
Broncos rave about new football facility
August 19, 2001
With about 3,000 cheering fans looking on, the Denver Broncos got their first look at their new home on Saturday. One day after leaving their training camp facility in Greeley, the Broncos practiced for 75 minutes in Invesco Field at Mile High, the $400 million facility that replaces Mile High Stadium.
PGA Championship: Toms aces Atlanta course with 65
Hole-in-one gives former LSU golfer two-stroke lead over Mickelson
August 19, 2001
Phil Mickelson doesn’t have to worry about Tiger Woods getting in the way at this major only David Toms, and that doesn’t make it any easier. With an ace to snatch the lead from Mickelson and a 35-foot birdie putt to set a major championship record, Toms brought new meaning to “Go, Tiger!” with a 5-under 65 on Saturday for a two-stroke lead in the PGA Championship.
Kansas football scrimmage: Kinsey hits back
August 19, 2001
By Robert Sinclair If this quarterback thing doesn’t work out, maybe red-shirt freshman Mario Kinsey should consider a career change and become a fullback. Kinsey, Kansas University’s 6-foot-1, 190-pound signal-caller, impressed his teammates and fans alike with a feisty down-field block during the Jayhawks’ 70-minute football scrimmage Saturday morning at Memorial Stadium.
New allegations at Minnesota
Woman says she typed paper for gridder
August 19, 2001
University of Minnesota officials are investigating a new allegation by a woman who earlier said she was raped by two Gophers football players. The 19-year-old woman also said she wrote and typed an English paper on the death penalty for football player Mackenzy Toussaint on July 6, the day she was attacked at a campus apartment.
Missouri making progress
August 19, 2001
Two days after his team’s first scrimmage showed signs of rust, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel liked more of what he saw when the teams lined it up again Saturday. “I thought we cleaned up a lot of the things we needed to clean up from the standpoint of penalties and efficiency of how we handled our offense and defense. But, we still have a ways to go before we tee it up in two weeks.”
Tape raises questions about death
Northwestern video may reveal violations
August 19, 2001
Videotapes of the workout at Northwestern at which Rashidi Wheeler collapsed and died earlier this month provide vivid images of Wheeler’s struggles that day and new details that likely will heighten the debate over the school’s actions.
Kansas Football Notebook: Bohl gets first look at Jayhawks
August 19, 2001
By Robert Sinclair New Kansas University athletics director Al Bohl got his first taste of KU football under game conditions Saturday. “It was really good to see the speed and size of the team,” Bohl said. “Now I know that we are going to be able to compete because coach has some players out there. It all starts in the lobby. We’re going to look good coming out of the hotel lobby.”
Words of wisdom for recent college graduates: Be thrifty, stay flexible
August 19, 2001
By Jeff Brown A question recently received in the mail bag: “What financial advice do you have for a recent college graduate such as myself in areas like buying a home and saving for retirement? I want to buy a new car. What’s the best way to do that?” My answer: I’d suggest that you adopt one basic strategy Be thrifty, and stay flexible.
Software companies shift to subscriptions
August 19, 2001
Oracle Corp. built an $11 billion-a-year business that sells and installs software on computers, but CEO Larry Ellison thinks those days are ending. Five years from now, Ellison expects Oracle to generate most of its revenue renting its products to a world that is wired to the Internet.
State to review use of provisos
Senate president wants bill limiting conditions legislators issue while appropriating funds
August 19, 2001
To the average Kansan, a proviso may not sound like a big issue. It sounds like another government term with a vague meaning. But the use or overuse of provisos by legislators to direct state agencies on how to spend money is growing. Now some legislators and a former lieutenant governor think it’s time to rein in proviso “creep.”
From buffer to buildings?
Idle Farmland plant feeds interest in adjacent open space
August 19, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Signs of inactivity are rampant at Farmland Industries’ Lawrence Nitrogen plant. Smoke doesn’t bellow from the stacks of the complex in southeast Lawrence, and cars don’t fill the parking lot along Kansas Highway 10. In May, the Kansas City Mo.-based cooperative announced the layoff of 68 union employees at the plant, and the operation is moving into its fifth-straight month in which it hasn’t produced its only product nitrogen-based fertilizer for use in the agriculture industry.
Astronauts accomplish spacewalk agenda
August 19, 2001
A pair of spacewalking astronauts routed 45-foot electrical cables along the international space station on Saturday, rolling them out like fire hoses. It was the second and final outing of space shuttle Discovery’s weeklong visit at space station Alpha.
Democrats pan Bush on Social Security
August 19, 2001
Social Security is not close to bankruptcy and should not go to a system of private accounts as President Bush has suggested, Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., said Saturday. Wellstone, in the Democrats’ weekly radio address, said the retirement program will be able to pay all promised benefits until 2038.
Lawrence’s history steeped in pro-, anti-slavery battles
August 19, 2001
Here are some highlights of Lawrence’s earliest days.
Pharmacist will plead innocent
August 19, 2001
A pharmacist who federal prosecutors say admitted cutting the potency of chemotherapy drugs “out of greed” will plead innocent to the charge, his lawyer said Friday. “He’s pleading not guilty to the charges,” said Jean Paul Bradshaw II, a former U.S. attorney who is representing pharmacist Robert Courtney, 48.
Board seeks budget input
August 19, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school board member Scott Morgan has twice as many reasons as many people to loathe property tax increases. He owns a home and a publishing company, both of which will ding his wallet deeper in 2001-2002 if the school board adopts a proposed 3.66-mill increase in the levy for public education.
Reality show to feature cops, ex-cons
August 19, 2001
CBS’ “Big Brother 2” has been criticized for not discovering the criminal records of some of its contestants. A reality show currently being developed, however, wants people with criminal records felons, to be exact.
Let the blades fall
August 19, 2001
The best place for most lawnmowers’ grass catcher is the garage. Research has found that clippings don’t cause or add to the layer of matted thatch that sometimes develops at soil level and smothers grass plants particularly the turf varieties popular in the central United States, said Kansas State University horticulturist Matt Fagerness.
California castle a tribute to excess
It takes four tours to see (almost) all of William Hearst’s summer palace
August 19, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Of all the tourist attractions in America and that includes the many national parks and monuments Hearst Castle has to be unique. Hearst Castle, operated by the California State Parks system, has of all things lowered its prices. Can you believe that? It actually costs less to visit the imposing structure on California’s Central Coast than it did 10 years ago.
Muslim holiday takes spotlight
August 19, 2001
The United States Postal Service is releasing a stamp honoring the Muslim holiday of Eid as part of the Holiday Celebrations series. The 34-cent stamp commemorates the two most important festivals, or eids, of the Muslim calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
Missouri finds dove numbers slightly below average this year
August 19, 2001
Dove hunters are likely to find an average number of birds when they don camouflage and load their shotguns on Sept. 1. State biologist John Schulz says dove population surveys show mourning dove numbers slightly below the average of the last 10 years.
Readers’ interest in ice hockey, cereal lag
August 19, 2001
The 10 bottom-ranked titles on Amazon.com, from the bottom up (the poorest ranking “Mastering Management” being 2,196,969).
Deadline Friday for CWA input
August 19, 2001
Deadline for public input into Clinton Wildlife Area’s five-year management plan is Friday. Some highlights of the updated plan are:
Band brings reggae blend to town
August 19, 2001
Native Roots, a reggae band based in Albuquerque, N.M., will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus. The band combines reggae, blues and American Indian music.
Cream of Wheat art? The bottom 10 of Amazon.com
August 19, 2001
If you’ve shopped for books lately on Amazon.com, you surely know about “John Adams,” “The Prayer of Jabez” and other titles in the “hot” 100. But it’s just as likely you haven’t noticed a compilation of Cream of Wheat advertising art, last year’s NCAA hockey rule book or a National Park Service guide to Fort Pulaski.
Water too hot? Try using drop-shot rigs
August 19, 2001
By Ned Kehde Between the end of this year’s magnificent walleye fishing in early summer and the start of the channel catfish and white bass fishing in mid-summer, there was such a lull that many fishermen didn’t know what to do.
Talk about annoying: Cell phones on the beach
August 19, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald It was a beautiful day at the beach blue sky, gentle breeze, calm sea. I knew these things because a man sitting five feet from me was shouting them into his cellular telephone, like a play-by-play announcer.
The Clinton memoirs, with apologies to Dr. Seuss
August 19, 2001
By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin Special to the Los Angeles Times Last week, two news events bubbled to the top of the pop culture caldron. Item one: City fathers of Springfield, Mass., birthplace of children’s author Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, announced plans for an upcoming Seuss Heritage Park and National Memorial, featuring giant bronze statues of, among others, Yertle the Turtle and the Cat in the Hat.
Make a name for yourself any way you can
August 19, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe I guess he’s going to be known as Zane after all. It’s not that his parents weren’t open to better offers. There just weren’t any. When Jason Black and his wife Frances Schroeder put the naming rights to their son out on two Internet auction sites, I figured it was a joke.
A taste of Cajun
Beausoleil brings Bayou sound to outdoor concert
August 19, 2001
By Jan Biles When Beausoleil started up 25 years ago you couldn’t find a good bottle of hot sauce outside of Louisiana and blackened fish wasn’t on Red Lobster menus. And few people outside of the bayous were interested in hearing a band playing Cajun music.
Free-State ironies
August 19, 2001
Story touches family
August 19, 2001
Defense of Israel should be priority
August 19, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Among reasonable people, who are now impervious to the diplomats’ anesthetizing imbecilities about “preserving” the Middle East “peace process,” there is a crystallizing consensus: Israel needs a short war and a high wall.
Seminole injures knee
August 19, 2001
Florida State coaches moved Anquan Boldin from quarterback to wideout on Wednesday to shore up the team’s depleted receiving corps. Now he, too, has suffered a potentially serious injury.
Briefcase
August 19, 2001
Markets: Drops in Dow can add up to savings at N.Y. hotel Employment survey: Hiring demand ‘uneven’ in information technology Motley Fool: Name that company
Soaring nightcrawler prices caused by dry fields in Canada
August 19, 2001
How bad is the Great American Worm Shortage? So bad that North American worms are being replaced by Euro worms. So bad that the price of worms threatens to almost double.Serious enough that the Wall Street Journal called America’s biggest worm supplier, located in Waterford to ask what would happen if the Canadian worm fields didn’t get some rain soon.
Arts notes
August 19, 2001
Art auction benefits KC foundation JCCC ensembles seeking musicians Antique appraisal to help arts council
NAPA 250: Newman bags first Busch win
August 19, 2001
Ryan Newman led 119 of 125 laps Saturday in the NAPA 250 and claimed his first NASCAR Busch Series victory. Newman passed pole-sitter Jimmy Spencer on the second lap and steadily pulled away from the field. He briefly lost the lead to Kevin Harvick after a restart on lap 52 but stayed out front after passing Harvick five laps later.
Quantrill’s Raid more than a history lesson
August 19, 2001
By Mike Shields The morning of Aug. 21, 1863, a Missouri border ruffian named Skaggs put a pistol to the head of Lawrence resident Samuel Agnew Riggs and pulled the trigger. The gun misfired. Riggs escaped and so survived Quantrill’s Raid. Almost 140 years later, Ellen Chaffee and her many cousins are still celebrating the pistol’s failure.
PEPSI 400: Gordon leaving Jarrett in dust
Three-time Winston Cup champ opens comfortable lead in points race
August 19, 2001
A month ago, Jeff Gordon and Dale Jarrett were tied for the Winston Cup series lead. Not anymore. While Gordon has won the past two races, Jarrett has finished 12th and 31st, falling behind by 265 points heading into today’s Pepsi 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Football season starts too early
Dog days of August responsible for cases of heat exhaustion
August 19, 2001
By Bill Mayer Heat strokes, weather-induced convulsions, deaths on the football field … no mystery. Check the calendar, folks. The answer is ridiculously easy. A Lawrence doctor with a notable background put it so very simply during a recent conversation.
Nebraska picks captains
August 19, 2001
Five seniors were named Nebraska team captains for the 2001 season.
Georgia back suspended
August 19, 2001
Running back Verron Haynes became the fourth Georgia starter to be suspended for the Bulldogs’ Sept. 1 opener against Arkansas State. Haynes entered a guilty plea this week to three misdemeanor charges.
Air Force picks QB
August 19, 2001
After a scrimmage Saturday, Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry said that senior Keith Boyea will start at quarterback in the season opener against defending national champion Oklahoma.
Arts notes
August 19, 2001
‘Antiques’ session looks at Civil War weaponry ‘Black Jack’ auditions to begin Saturday<
World Briefs
August 19, 2001
JERUSALEM: Mideast skirmishes claim lives of two children Iraq: Gulf War POW talks may be restarted
World Briefs
August 19, 2001
MEXICO CITY: Volkswagen workers walk off the job Iran: Hard-liners crack down on Western influences LONDON: British minority leader backs Thatcher prot
World Briefs
August 19, 2001
MOSCOW: North Korean leader ends visit to Russia Spain: Car bomb empties resort town hotels
Nation Briefs
August 19, 2001
Missouri: Cattle operation draws federal fraud investigation Florida: More shark attacks reported
Nation Briefs
August 19, 2001
Nebraska: Townsfolk return after tornado hits South Carolina: Sauce maker sues grocery store chains ATLANTA : South registers first West Nile virus death NEW YORK: Vigilante launches bid for mayor’s office California: South Vietnam’s last president buried
Lawrence briefs
August 19, 2001
County to approve payment procedures Cataracts seminar offered Lawrence awarded grant from health department
KU’s Hawk Week introduces fledglings to school
August 19, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Curtis Sloan’s high school graduating class had 38 members, so coming to a campus of 25,000 students was a shock. He said Hawk Week eased the transition from Powhattan to Kansas University. “I don’t really know what better way you’d have to introduce yourself to campus and the people around you,” said Sloan, a law student who works in the Office of New Student Orientation.
Troops scout for recruits
August 19, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Surrounded by a trestle bridge, blacksmiths and model rockets, Venture Crew 2055 did what it normally does on camping trips: cook food. A tasty combination of potatoes, green peppers and ground beef provided the perfect introduction to the crew’s backcountry exploits of canoeing, hiking, white-water rafting and climbing.
Haskell home to Finney ‘memoirs’
August 19, 2001
By Dave Ranney Toward the end of her administration, former Kansas governor Joan Finney said she hoped to spend a year or two writing her memoir. Her life, after all, had been more eventful than most. But like so many well-intended projects, nothing happened. If she did, in fact, write a memoir, she didn’t let too many people know about it.
Latin American summit ends with pledge from Bush, U.S.
August 19, 2001
Nineteen Latin America leaders closed a summit Saturday with the host announcing support from President Bush for efforts to steady turbulent markets shaken by the Argentine crisis.
Ibanez rallies KC past Detroit - Royals 8, Tigers 4
August 19, 2001
Detroit Tigers manager Phil Garner thought he had the perfect matchup. With his team protecting a one-run lead, he had left-hander C.J. Nitkowski facing Kansas City Royals pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez, who was 1-for-11 this year against lefties.
Hall kicks Jets past Ravens, 16-3
Baltimore has 12-game preseason win streak snapped
August 19, 2001
Rookie running back LaMont Jordan scored the game’s only touchdown on a 10-yard run, and John Hall kicked three field goals in the New York Jets’ 16-3 preseason victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night.
Town embraces teen battling illness
August 19, 2001
Chelsea Dick started high school this week. She has a typical freshman schedule: geometry, world history, English, physical science, computer and band. But when she goes home at night, things aren’t so typical.
Murder suspect can keep daughter
Wife’s death does not change custody
August 19, 2001
A Rice County judge has awarded custody of a 5-year-old girl to her father, who is charged with murdering the child’s mother. Rice County District Judge Don Alvord initially granted custody of Emily Corbett to her maternal grandparents, Diana and George Abney. But that decision was overturned Tuesday by Judge Barry Bennington.
Eyewitness account describes raid
August 19, 2001
By Gurdon Grovenor (Reprinted from the Aug. 21, 1901, Lawrence Journal.) The guerrillas reached Lawrence just before sunrise, after an all-night’s ride from the border of Missouri. Myself and family were yet in bed and asleep. They passed directly by our house, and we were awakened by their yelling and shouting.
Wilt withers native oaks
August 19, 2001
By Bruce Chladny Some of the most treasured trees in the home landscape are majestic oaks. Few problems plague these notoriously slow-growing natives, which can live for many generations. However, a deadly disease fungal disease oak wilt has many homeowners concerned that their oak tree will soon be under attack.
Mostly Mozart director leaving post
August 19, 2001
Still youthful, Maestro Gerard Schwarz celebrates his 54th birthday today at a bittersweet moment. In a few days, he gives his final performances as music director of Lincoln Center’s venerable Mostly Mozart summer festival, a position he has held in his home turf for 17 years.
Surrendering rights to support an ill-advised step to take
August 19, 2001
Changed’ Sandinista eyes return to power
August 19, 2001
A decade after the U.S.-backed Contra war helped force him to end his socialist rule, Daniel Ortega proclaimed himself a changed man and on Saturday began his campaign to retake the presidency.
Couple shouldn’t settle for loveless marriage
August 19, 2001
Horoscopes
August 19, 2001
McLouth quilter included in gathering
August 19, 2001
Sherry Leftwich, of Thimble Boutique in McLouth, will be among the quilters attending the Meet Kansas Creators gathering Saturday at Charlotte’s Sew Natural, 710 N. Main St. The event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., brings together Kansans who design and publish books, patterns, fabrics and tools for the quilting industry.
Fire is country’s worst ever
August 19, 2001
Investigators were looking at a possible short-circuit as the cause of a fire in a budget hotel that killed at least 70 people and injured 54 others Saturday, trapping them between deadly smoke in the corridors and barred windows in their rooms.
College Schedules
August 19, 2001
Haskell Football Baker Football
Indians assistant defies stereotypes
Female coaching running backs after working as HINU trainer last season
August 19, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Markus Henry couldn’t believe it. Henry is a sophomore football player at Haskell Indian Nations University and he was surprised, to say the least, when older sister Michaela was named the team’s running backs coach.
Melvern, Fall River hunt sites again
Annual youth dove sessions set for Sept. 1-2 at two wildlife areas
August 19, 2001
Sept. 1 is a date always marked on a Kansas sportsman’s calendar. It marks the start of the fall hunting with the opening of dove season. That date also marks a special time for youngsters to have an enjoyable hunting experience on Fall River and Melvern wildlife areas.
Frightening scenario
August 19, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The possibility that a Kansas City pharmacist knowingly diluted chemotherapy drugs is the sort of scenario that triggers nightmares for patients and doctors. Charges alleging that a Kansas City pharmacist diluted chemotherapy drugs enough to render them ineffective is the kind of report that strikes terror in any patient.
Move to campus anything but easy
August 19, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Pack your patience. That’s the best advice officials from Kansas University’s Department of Housing have today as thousands of box-lugging students move to campus. “It’s hot, first of all,” said Steve Horn, a residence assistant at McCollum Hall. “You have students and oftentimes parents, brothers and sisters there.
Homeless population increasing
Lawrence numbers following national trend
August 19, 2001
They have jobs. They have families. What they don’t have is a place to live. Homeless shelters across the country are reporting that they are seeing a return to the kinds of numbers witnessed during the 1980s, when recession and the mass release of mental patients led to a surge in homelessness.
Triathlon: Dobbins duo dominant
Wife-husband team claim pair of victories at Florida event
August 19, 2001
By Doug Pacey Travelers to exotic lands tend to spend their vacations on the beach with fruity drinks in hand, sightseeing or shopping. Such relaxing behavior bores Kent and Liz Dobbins.
CNN expanding its horizons
Network going bicoastal, seeking wider range of personalities
August 19, 2001
With construction of a streetside studio in New York and plans for a high-profile newscast anchored by Willow Bay in Los Angeles, Atlanta-based CNN is becoming increasingly bicoastal.
Baseball Briefs
August 19, 2001
Federal probe under way involving DiMaggio items Omaha changing name Alou turned down Sox Colbrunn activated Twins activate Guzman Yanks to honor Winfield
Suspect admits guilt in pornography videos
August 19, 2001
A Shawnee man has admitted that he ordered child pornography videotapes from an Internet site, authorities said. Jeffrey L. Redenbaugh, 47, pleaded guilty Friday to knowingly receiving child pornography, U.S. Attorney Jim Flory said. Sentencing is set for Oct. 29 in federal court in Kansas City.
Abortion provider in the clear
Clinic must comply with audits, use more detailed consent form
August 19, 2001
By Terry Rombeck A yearlong investigation into the practice of Dr. Kristin Neuhaus ended Saturday with no punishment for the Lawrence abortion provider. The 15-member Kansas Board of Healing Arts voted unanimously to accept a settlement agreement with Neuhaus. Board members approved the agreement after no discussion during a five-minute hearing.
LHS, Free State scrimmage at KU
Lions work out at Memorial Stadium; Firebirds practice south of Anschutz Pavilion
August 19, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High and Free State High capped a week of two-a-days with spirited intrasquad football scrimmages Saturday at Kansas University facilities, followed by watermelon feeds. The Lions scrimmaged at Memorial Stadium and the Firebirds at KU’s practice fields, south of Anschutz Sports Pavilion.
The Motley Fool
August 19, 2001
Last week’s question and answer Investment clubs Penny lessons
People
August 19, 2001
Holiday Cruz for actress Saying goodbye to the Worm Producer undergoes radiation ‘Godfather of Soul’ off to court
Health care providers fear patients’ mistrust
Customers may question pharmacists’ integrity after chemotherapy-drug dilution charges
August 19, 2001
Concerned patients have called Don Schanker almost nonstop in the days after a Kansas City pharmacist was charged with diluting drugs given to cancer patients. Many wondered what Schanker thought of the case against Robert R. Courtney, who is accused of cutting the potency of four chemotherapy drugs at his pharmacy in east Kansas City.
Political landscape changing
August 19, 2001
Miguel Contreras recalls his anger when Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., did an ad on behalf of the white candidate and against the Hispanic candidate in the Los Angeles mayor’s race in June.
Veteran recalls unusual role in history
Centenarian is remaining WWI survivor of U.S.-Russia’s only direct combat
August 19, 2001
Like thousands of other young men at the time, Harold Gunnes left high school early in 1917 to join the Navy and fight in World War I. But instead of sailing to France, Gunnes was sent on an obscure and hazardous mission to northern Russian. Today, he is even more unusual.
Road trip was splendid, except for time on road
August 19, 2001
By Calder Pickett I wrote about the week we spent in San Diego. San Diego is quite different from most of the places we visited on our 24-day trip. I contrast it automatically with Winnemucca, Nev. No San Diego. It felt like Palm Desert, Calif., there. Or, for that matter, like many fairly recent days in Lawrence.
For sale: The other house that Wilt built
Late, great basketball star’s ‘kinky’ L.A. bachelor pad on market for $4.3 million
August 19, 2001
High on a Bel-Air peak, with city-to-sea views so commanding the hilltop once held Nike surface-to-air missiles, the center of gravity of the late Wilt Chamberlain’s storied bachelor pad is indisputably the bedroom.
Local briefs
August 19, 2001
‘Extravaganza’ introduces scouting to newcomers A variety of scouts, including Cub Packs, Venture Crews and Boy and Girl scout troops showed what made their group special Saturday at the second Annual Scouting Extravaganza. Above, Michael Tamerius, 7, makes his way across a narrow trestle bridge made by Boy Scout Troop No. 59. __________________________ Recreation: Aquatic centers announce back-to-school schedules The city’s public pool schedules are changing now that Lawrence students are back in school. The Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 747 Ky., will be open 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. weekends and Labor Day. Lawrence Aquatic Center will close for the season Sept. 3. Starting Monday, the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, will be open for lap swims 5:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Sunday. The children’s area will be open 2:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday; 1:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Sunday. The waterslide and diving area will be open 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. South Park Wading Pool, 1131 Mass. St., is closed for the season. Carl Knox Natatorium, 19th and Louisiana streets, opens Sept. 10. It will open for lap swimming 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day but Wednesday; and recreational swimming from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. __________________________ Courts: Driver with DUI record given 12 years for fatal accident Topeka A Grantville man who had two prior DUI convictions was sentenced to 12 years in prison for an alcohol-related crash that killed a motorcyclist. Cameron Michael Sobke, 21, pleaded no contest last month to involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol in the June 8 crash that killed Clarence Collingham, 50. On Friday, Shawnee County District Judge Charles Andrews sentenced Sobke to 12 years in prison. The earliest Sobke could be released would be in 10 years and two months. Shortly after the accident, Sobke’s blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.25 percent, more than three times the level considered evidence of intoxication. Sobke was convicted of drunken driving in December 2000 in Doniphan County and in June 2000 in Jackson County. __________________________ Development: Baldwin considering loan for new wastewater plant The Baldwin City Council Monday will consider approving a loan agreement with the state for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant. The city plans to borrow nearly $3.2 million from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to pay for the new plant, which will begin construction this fall. The city also received a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant through the state to offset the construction of the plant. The council also will consider approving an agreement with Douglas County for maintaining county roads within the city. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Public Library, 800 Seventh St. __________________________ 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.
Business briefs
August 19, 2001
Play examines aftermath of Matthew Shepard murder
August 19, 2001
By Jan Biles Sometimes an event happens that shakes the foundation of the American psyche. The shooting of students in 1970 at Kent State University. The Challenger explosion in 1986. The Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.
Pets need protection from internal parasites
August 19, 2001
By Midge Grinstead Internal parasites can pose a serious health threat to companion animals. Whether your animal has fleas or heartworms, prevention is the key to keeping them healthy. If worms are causing disease, there should be a change in the appearance of your pet’s feces.
Musician connects with early instruments
August 19, 2001
By Jan Biles For years, Gerald Trimble has been building bridges. But he doesn’t use steel girders or concrete. He uses medieval vielles, viola da gambas and lutes to connect East to West, the ancient to modern day and the secular to the sacred.
A flair for flowers
Blooms have surrounded gardener since childhood
August 19, 2001
By Carol Boncella Infused with her mother’s joy of gardening, heeding the advice of her husband a professional plantsman and following her natural talent, Sondra Pence has scattered beautiful garden spots throughout her Lawrence yard.
From behind a prison’s walls
Last Mouthpiece’ offers an insider’s view of the Philly mob
August 19, 2001
A chill went through mob lawyer Bobby Simone as he walked up a narrow, deserted South Philadelphia alleyway. On each side of him were associates of reputed Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo.
District study to outline needs of growing schools
August 19, 2001
By Joel Mathis A good example of how Lawrence’s growth has affected the city’s schools can be found at South Junior High. The school opened the academic year last week with 624 students about a third of whom were being taught in mobile classrooms outside South’s main building.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
August 19, 2001
Bookstore
August 19, 2001