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Eudora Middle School to close early Wednesday
August 21, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 4:51 p.m.) High temperatures reaching the century mark are expected on Wednesday. And that’s led to a decision by Eudora school officials to send students at one school home early on Wednesday.
Fed cuts key interest rate
Stock prices drop after announcement
August 21, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 2:01 p.m.) The Federal Reserve, still trying to keep the U.S. economy out of a recession, cut a key interest rate Tuesday for the seventh time this year, lowering the federal funds rate by a quarter-point to 3.50 percent.
Bush: Tax cut won’t hurt federal budget
August 21, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:33 p.m.) By Terry Rombeck President Bush told a crowd Tuesday there’s plenty of money in the federal budget to bolster military, Social Security, Medicare and education spending even after his massive tax rebates.
Inconsistency plagues KU kicker –- Freshman Beck displays strong, erratic leg
August 21, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Johnny Beck’s football practice Monday could be considered a microcosm of his young college career.
German Baptist Info/breakout
August 21, 2001
The German Baptist Church Douglas County has long been home for members of the German Baptist community. It’s believed their first organized group met in 1858 in Stephen Studebaker’s log house southwest of Pleasant Grove. A meeting house, the first in Kansas, was built in Pleasant Grove in 1877. In the late 1800s, there was a split in the congregation, and the original German Baptists became the Old German Baptist Brethren. Their current meeting house, built in 1883, is in Willow Springs township 12 miles southwest of Lawrence.
s close
August 21, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.57; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.80; soybeans, $4.70. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.60; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.80; soybeans, $4.70. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.60; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.80; soybeans, $4.70. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.87; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.70. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $4.70.
Blotter
August 21, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Crystal Method delivers fluid, rave-like show
August 21, 2001
kgehring@ljworld.com Pulsating beats and severe headaches form the backbone of The Crystal Method’s onslaught of hard-house sound. Saturday night, from the misty recesses of the cluttered The Granada stage, Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland arm themselves with the weapons of musical technology — keyboards and turntables — giving the audience a mind-splitting electrical lightshow and permission to lose themselves in thickly layered beats.
s Sunday afternoon chase
August 21, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A man and woman were arrested Sunday after leading a Douglas County Sheriff’s officer on a chase near Stull that led through barbed wire fences and pastures.
Midland Railway offers Labor Day train rides
August 21, 2001
Midland Railway offers scenic historical rides
Best Bets
August 21, 2001
COUNTRY SINGER Tim McGraw will perform tonight at Sandstone Amphitheatre near Bonner Springs. Kenny Chesney is also on the lineup. TODAY
City slow-pitch standings
August 21, 2001
Through Sunday games Coed Sunday One: Sweet & Sour 3-0, Pepsi Challengers 3-1, Sports Dome 2-1, Who Cares 2-2, CPAH 2-2, Cream Team 0-3, Hugh Jorgans 0-3.
The Mag: Theater box
August 21, 2001
What: “Victor’s Vault — The Best of the Victor Continental Show,” performed by Card Table Theatre Productions When: 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
College briefs
August 21, 2001
Seminoles lose Boldin to knee injury Michigan picks Navarre as starting quarterback UConn senior QB quits Las Vegas Bowl moves to Christmas Day
Business briefcase for Tuesday
August 21, 2001
Aces & Eights to close in downtown Lawrence
Diversity report card has some F’s
Black players actually have decreased in college sports, WNBA, MLS and major league baseball
August 21, 2001
The annual Racial and Gender Report Card is out. The grades of our professional sports leagues, the NCAA and the U.S. Olympic Committee which appear to be paragons of diversity are not impressive.
Computer ‘escape’ may be wife’s cry for attention
August 21, 2001
Officials rethink driver’s license proof-of-residency conditions
August 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild For years, officials say, illegal immigrants in neighboring states would visit Kansas to get a driver’s license because the state did not require proof of lawful residence. To stop that trend, the Legislature in 2000 changed Kansas law to require proof of legal residence.
Falling stars crash and burn
August 21, 2001
Mariah Carey freaks out. Rosie O’Donnell announces she is fighting depression. Ben Affleck and Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean are battling the bottle and darker demons.
allows ex-Lion back on field
August 21, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com JoJo Polk’s comeback is complete.
IA rail biz refer
August 21, 2001
Health clubs pump up facilities for growing customer base Total Fitness and Lawrence Athletic Center are moving into new locations to cater to a growing number of patrons. Page 1D
Around Big 12 football
August 21, 2001
Tigers QB Farmer to shed splint Friday Woolfork to start at corner, WR for OU Texas back Hayter decides to transfer
Tiny cemetery looms large in Lawrence history
August 21, 2001
By Cody Howard Like the medals displayed by a war-hardened soldier, Lawrence proudly wears the signs of its resiliency from Quantrill’s bloody raid carried out 138 years ago today.
Royals ride 5-run third to rout of Chisox
August 21, 2001
Jose Valentin won’t change the aggressive way he plays defense. Sometimes, though, he’d gladly change the results. Valentin, looking to make plays at the plate in two bases-loaded situations Monday night, instead committed errors on two consecutive grounders to third base.
Earnhardt report to be released today
August 21, 2001
Somewhere in a massive stack of data, graphs, pie charts and computer images are the details behind the death of Dale Earnhardt and perhaps what can be done to reduce fatal wrecks. NASCAR will announce today the conclusions of its investigation into the death of its biggest star on the final lap of the Daytona 500.
Bush should fight back
August 21, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services When President Bush returns to Washington, he’ll face a carefully planned ambush by Democrats who will repeat their successful strategy of striking fear into the hearts of the uninformed.
Lawrence briefs
August 21, 2001
Husband’s appeal fails in mail-bomb conviction ATM withdrawal treated as possible theft Store reports burglary of three money bags Police investigate mobile home theft
Local briefs
August 21, 2001
Midland Railway offering scenic historical train rides Area residents can travel through scenic eastern Kansas countryside during Labor Day weekend. The Midland Railway of Baldwin will offer train rides Sept. 1-3, departing from the Santa Fe Railway Depot at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day. The excursions will travel over tracks originally laid in 1867 and paralleling William C. Quantrill’s escape route following his 1863 raid on Lawrence. The ride also will take people through southern Douglas and northern Franklin counties from Baldwin to the turn-of-the-century town of Norwood. In addition, Midland’s restored diesels will be showcased as power on these excursions, and three of the historic engines are celebrating landmark anniversaries. The 1951 ex-Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Katy) and the 1951 New York Central Alco are both celebrating 50 years. Tickets will be available at the depot, 1515 W. High St., before each excursion’s departure. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-12 and free for children under age 4. For more information, call the Midland at (800) 651-0388 or visit www.midland-ry. org. __________ Investigation: Fort Riley soldier found dead Junction City (ap) Police are investigating the death of a Fort Riley soldier who was found lying in a parking lot in Junction City. Police said Eric Lule, 20, and another soldier, who they would not identify, were found lying in the parking lot of an apartment complex early Sunday. Police Lt. Royce Rasmussen said Lule was unresponsive when police arrived. He was taken to Geary Community Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy was performed, the results of which were not available Monday. “We can’t rule out foul play, but that hasn’t been determined yet,” Rasmussen said. Rasmussen said no charges have been filed and the investigation will continue. __________ Crime: Suspect in stalking arrested An 84-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly stalking a 78-year-old woman, Lawrence Police said. The woman called police about 1:30 p.m. and said the Lawrence man had been contacting her over a considerable period of time and had been at her residence earlier without her permission. Officers found the suspect in a car at Fourth and Florida streets. He was taken to the Douglas County Jail and later released. Charges are pending. __________ Events: Moore to speak at Washburn The Women Attorneys Assn. of Topeka and the Washburn Law School Criminal Justice Law Society are sponsoring “Pizza and Moore” today at the law school at Washburn University, Topeka. U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., will discuss hot-button political issues from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the first floor Libation Station at the school. The event is open to the public, and pizza and beverages will be provided. __________ 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.
Schools face more responsibilities, fewer resources
August 21, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence schools should cope with growth by managing class sizes, raising teacher salaries and providing adequate social services. That was the consensus of nearly 20 people including most of the Lawrence school board who attended a Monday night forum on schools as part of The World Company’s “Lawrence is Growing: Finding Common Ground” project.
Feds to track blood supply
National shortage prompts regulation
August 21, 2001
For the first time, the government is starting a day-to-day tracking system to monitor the nation’s blood supply and sound an alarm when shortages loom. It comes none too soon: A tight blood supply, once a problem only around holidays, has become a year-round crisis for many parts of the country. It may worsen next month when many longtime donors are turned away as a precaution against mad cow disease and as hospitals grapple with sharp increases in the price of blood.
National League Roundup: Griffey shot saps Cards
Reds score in 11th to halt St. Louis winning streak
August 21, 2001
Four errors. A disputed obstruction call. The first homer over the majors’ tallest wall. Ken Griffey Jr.’s first inside-the-park homer in 11 years. This one had it all except for another St. Louis Cardinals win.
Athletic clubs pump up plans
August 21, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.lawrenceathleticclub.com
Charlotte advances to conference finals
August 21, 2001
Now the Charlotte Sting have saved their postseason, too. Overcoming a 1-10 regular-season start to make the playoffs, Charlotte extended its postseason on Monday night with a 72-64 victory over the Cleveland Rockers to advance to the WNBA’s Eastern Conference finals.
Justice champions meaningful memoir
August 21, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Let us now praise famous women, especially those with the grace and wisdom to champion other women with resulting benefit for all people. A lovely example has arisen with the publication of the memoir of Malvina Harlan. Not that Malvina was famous. She was not although she hosted Washington society weekly, by the hundreds. That was because her husband was Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan.
Rural car chase leads to arrests
Two suspects charged after truck gets stuck, catches fire
August 21, 2001
By Mike Belt A man and woman were arrested Sunday after leading a Douglas County Sheriff’s officer on a chase near Stull that led through barbed wire fences and pastures. The suspects fled on foot after the truck they were in became stuck and caught fire. They were caught nearly two hours later, following a manhunt. Charges are pending.
Civil War memories retold
Resident relives Quantrill’s raid through family storytelling
August 21, 2001
By Bill Snead As a youngster, Henry Flory used to hear tales about Quantrill’s raid from his grandmother, Suzanah Flory, and about the time she and her family watched in fear as noisy men on horseback set fire to their house and barn 8 miles south of Lawrence. Suzanah was 9 at the time. Now 92 years old, Flory, a lifelong Douglas County resident and retired farmer, recalled some of those stories that sprouted 138 years ago.
Nation briefs
August 21, 2001
Sharpton explores bid for presidential nomination Mob boss leaves hospital Charges filed in pier collapse ABC wins Condit interview
Horoscopes
August 21, 2001
Schnellenberger eager for shot with Owls
August 21, 2001
Six years removed from coaching his last football game, Howard Schnellenberger is anxious to lead the Florida Atlantic Fighting Owls in their first game.
Transformation starts at 12
August 21, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate I caught my son combing his hair the other day.
Haskell members arrive at SLT forum
August 21, 2001
By Dave Ranney Haskell Indian Nations University officials arrive in Boulder, Colo., this afternoon for a day-and-half-long discussion about the South Lawrence Trafficway. The talks are part of a Kansas Department of Transportation effort to find which of five proposed routes for the controversial road has the best shot at overcoming opposition from environmentalists and Haskell officials.
s close
August 21, 2001
Dow Industrials +79.29, 10,320.07
Nation briefs
August 21, 2001
Concorde likely to get flight clearance soon Wall at holy site in danger of collapse Blue jay tests positive for West Nile virus ‘Big Ben’ tower cleaned
Nation briefs
August 21, 2001
Husband suspected in slayings, abduction Universal access to Internet planned Pickup driver dies in plane-truck crash
People
August 21, 2001
Dave Barry’s pipe dreams Happy birthday, pie face Whoa, Nelly Rapper Tupac memorialized
Kelsay, Wistrom return to Huskers practice
August 21, 2001
Rush end Chris Kelsay and tight end Tracey Wistrom returned to practice Monday after the two missed last week because of injuries. Several other players who missed drills last week also returned to practice on Monday, but did not complete the workout.
Virginia Tech files lawsuit against promoter
August 21, 2001
Virginia Tech sued the promoter of the 2000 Black Coaches Assn. Football Classic on Monday, claiming the company still owes Tech money from the canceled game. School officials said the Gazelle Group Inc., based in Princeton, N.J., received $593,807 from ticket stubs, parking fees and merchandise sales for the Aug. 27, 2000 preseason game with Georgia Tech, which was washed out before kickoff by a violent thunderstorm.
Asthma blamed for Northwestern player’s death
Medical examiner finds ephedrine in Wheeler’s system, but pegs cause of death as ‘classic case’ of asthma
August 21, 2001
Northwestern football player Rashidi Wheeler had the stimulant ephedrine in his system when he collapsed during a grueling Aug. 3 workout, but the banned substance did not cause his death, the Cook County medical examiner said Monday.
New KU weightroom to be funded by pledge from Anderson family
August 21, 2001
A new weightroom will be built at Kansas University thanks to a $4 million gift from Dana and Sue Anderson. The gift will help fund the $8.5 million, 25,000-square-foot Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center that will feature weight training equipment, a cardiovascular workout area and lockers.
Big 12 note: NU troubles mount
Two players’ status still undecided
August 21, 2001
The off-field troubles for No. 4 Nebraska are building as two more players, including I-back Dahrran Diedrick, face disciplinary action after weekend arrests for an argument at a bar. Since June, four players have been arrested and a fifth, linebacker Randy Stella, was kicked off the team for violating team rules.
Green Bay gets leg up on Broncos
Pack’s 5 field goals spark 22-7 victory
August 21, 2001
Doug Pederson made his strongest pitch yet for the backup job behind Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre. Pederson led the Packers on four scoring drives and Ryan Longwell added five field goals in a 22-7 preseason victory over Denver on Monday night.
Azinger, Verplank selected
Strange makes captain’s choices for Ryder Cup team
August 21, 2001
Having staged the greatest comeback in Ryder Cup history, the United States will try to retain the trophy with the help of two captain’s picks who know something about beating the odds. Paul Azinger returns to the Ryder Cup for the first time in eight years, the last big event he played before discovering he had cancer in his left shoulder.
6Sports: Eudora’s volleyball team gets a new look
August 21, 2001
Eudora High School’s volleyball program has a new coach and a new strategy.
6Sports: LHS and FSH practice for the upcoming football season
August 21, 2001
Lawrence High and Free State High held practices to prepare for their football seasons, which start later this fall.
6News: Lawrence is Growing forum discusses school needs
August 21, 2001
Monday’s “Lawrence is Growing: Finding Common Ground” forum focused on the school board’s resources and requirements.
Tropical Storm Chantal hits hard but causes little concern
August 21, 2001
A storm nearing hurricane strength slammed late Monday night into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, triggering 13-foot waves and whipping up winds that battered buildings, snapped powerlines and sent debris in all directions.
Boselli’s knee not re-injured
Jacksonville lineman hopes to return by season opener
August 21, 2001
Doctors and trainers found no further damage to Tony Boselli’s knee, and Jacksonville expects its Pro Bowl left tackle to be ready for the season opener. Boselli twisted his surgically repaired right knee in practice Sunday, and had to be taken off the field on a cart. But a thorough examination showed only a bone bruise.
American League Roundup: Blue Jays add to Twins’ woes
Escobar, Fullmer, Koch help send Minnesota to 10th loss in 11 games
August 21, 2001
Kelvim Escobar is making an easy adjustment into the starting rotation. Kelvim Escobar came within two outs of his second career shutout and Brad Fullmer hit a three-run homer as the Toronto Blue Jays handed the Minnesota Twins their 10th loss in 11 games, 3-2 Monday night.
Catholics back police reform in N. Ireland
August 21, 2001
The major Roman Catholic-supported party in Northern Ireland’s government appealed Monday for Catholics to join the police force, a policy shift that injected fresh hope into efforts to sustain the 1998 peace accord.
Bush in Kansas City today
Military, education budgets addressed in previous stop
August 21, 2001
President Bush said Monday that the Pentagon and America’s schools must be at the head of the line when Congress starts dividing up a shrinking pool of federal funds next month. “Let us keep our priorities straight and start with the things that matter most to our country’s security and our country’s future,” the president said two days before the White House releases new estimates of a dwindling federal budget surplus.
Briefcase
August 21, 2001
Aces & Eights to closein downtown Lawrence Agilent to cut work force Fujitsu to eliminate jobs Lowe’s profit beats forecast
Daily ticker
August 21, 2001
Athletic clubs pump up plans
August 21, 2001
By Mark Fagan Lawrence’s two largest health clubs are beefing up their operations. Lawrence Athletic Club is making plans to open its third Lawrence workout site early next year at 1202 E. 23rd St. The center will be built behind a former Kantronics manufacturing plant.
Analysts expecting rate cut
Manufacturers hope Fed makes aggressive move
August 21, 2001
The Federal Reserve is expected to cut interest rates for a seventh time this year when policy-makers meet today, extending the Fed’s most aggressive credit-easing campaign in nearly two decades. Private economists see a move today as a certainty, given the remarks made by Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and other Fed officials in recent weeks that the country’s yearlong struggles with a weakening economy are not yet over.
Report indicates improvement
Key U.S. gauge increases for fourth consecutive month
August 21, 2001
A key gauge of future U.S. economic activity crept higher for the fourth straight month in July, suggesting that some improvement may lie ahead for the economy. The New York-based Conference board said Monday that its Index of Leading Economic Indicators rose 0.3 percent to 109.9, the same amount it rose in June.
Tinley tapped to give clinic for triathlon
August 21, 2001
Ironman Hall of Famer Scott Tinley will present a clinic on Sept. 22, the day before the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Triathlon. The clinic in the LMH auditorium will include information on various aspects of triathlon training. The clinic will cost $39 for TriKC members and $49 for non-members.
Texas prep Buckman plans KU visit
August 21, 2001
By Gary Bedore The best high school basketball big man in Texas will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University. Brad Buckman, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound power forward from Austin Westlake High, will attend Late Night With Roy Williams on Oct. 12 and the KU-Oklahoma homecoming football game the next day.
Inconsistency plagues KU kicker
Freshman Beck displays strong but erratic leg
August 21, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Johnny Beck’s football practice Monday could be considered a microcosm of his young college career. Kansas University’s freshman kicker lined up for a 47-yard field goal attempt and unleashed a high, floating kick that cleared the crossbar by a good 10 yards. Later, though, Beck misfired from 20 yards with an attempt that fluttered wide left.
Polk caps comeback
Medical miracle’ from LHS claims title
August 21, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus JoJo Polk’s comeback is complete. Just 13 months after breaking his neck in an arena football contest and in danger of never walking again, Polk helped Grand Rapids, Mich., win ArenaBowl XV on Sunday, 64-42, over Nashville.
Regional briefs
August 21, 2001
Labor activist dies at age 87 Father, son injured in plane crash Suspect pleads innocent in double homicide
Missouri river flow subject of lawsuit
Interest groups say U.S. Fish & Wildlife ignored options protecting commerce, endangered species
August 21, 2001
A new coalition of agricultural and business interests gave notice Monday that it plans to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over proposed changes to the flow of the Missouri River. The group, composed of downstream interests, claims the Fish and Wildlife Service ignored other alternatives for protecting endangered fish and birds when it recommended a spring rise and late-summer fall in the river’s flow.
Great Plains program offered
August 21, 2001
In a move designed to give Kansans a sense of place, Wichita State University is offering a new program focusing on the often-overlooked Great Plains. The university’s Great Plains Studies is designed to give residents a deeper understanding of how the land shaped the region’s culture and how it will shape the future.
Eroding services
August 21, 2001
No more drinking
August 21, 2001
Housing options
August 21, 2001
Back to the booth
August 21, 2001
J-W Editorials People used to be concerned about their own privacy when making a phone call in public; now it’s the other way around. Here’s an idea. Let’s bring back telephone booths you know, the little glass structures designed to give people some privacy when they make a phone call.
Welcome!
August 21, 2001
J-W Editorials The enthusiasm and energy students bring with them to Lawrence each fall add much to the vitality of our community. It isn’t hard to tell when students start arriving in Lawrence for the fall semester.
Deborha Bailey
August 21, 2001
Balletta services
August 21, 2001
Ruth Norris
August 21, 2001
Elsie Nowak
August 21, 2001
Charles Snyder
August 21, 2001
On the record
August 21, 2001
Board OKs $85.8 million budget
August 21, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Lawrence school board members unanimously approved an $85.8 million budget Monday night but not without noting how the increased budget would affect taxpayers.
Police agencies stage manhunt
August 21, 2001
By Mike Belt Officers from several agencies swarmed Monday over Eastern Douglas County as they searched for a man U.S. Marshals said was armed and dangerous. Douglas Linn Snowden, 48, is suspected of leading a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy on a chase that ended when his vehicle ran off the road on Kansas Highway 10 near the Douglas-Johnson County line.
Weather shift helps fire crews
August 21, 2001
Evacuation orders were lifted outside this tourist resort Monday as fire crews made progress against a sprawling wildfire and a storm system brought the promise of heavy rain for the region’s parched forests.
Sharks zero in on Florida coast
August 21, 2001
Almost half of the world’s shark attacks this year have occurred along a single stretch of Florida’s coastline long considered one of the finest surfing spots in the state.
New DEA chief favors strict enforcement
August 21, 2001
The new chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration said Monday he would strive to enforce the federal ban on medical marijuana.
U.S-Canadian pharmacy venture offers steep drug discounts
August 21, 2001
Two pharmacists have set up a cross-border purchasing alliance to ease some of the pain of buying prescription drugs in the United States.
Radio bulletins track missing children
August 21, 2001
There was something wrong with the dirty ambulance creeping through the suburbs of Houston last April. It had a busted headlight. A spider web crack stretched across its windshield.
Murder confession shocks Virginia mountain town
August 21, 2001
She was the red-haired spark plug of the neighborhood, a boisterous grandmother of nine, a prankster who once mooned a friend in the street.
Organizers yank Latin Grammys from Miami
August 21, 2001
The Latin Grammy Awards will be moved from Miami to Los Angeles because of fears Cuban exile protesters will threaten the safety of performers and the audience, the event’s organizers said Monday.
Students’ use of Internet evokes mixed feelings
August 21, 2001
High school students say the Internet is a great help in doing schoolwork and many feel they can meet most of their research needs on a computer. Educators encourage its use, but often caution students not to rely on the Internet alone. American adults in general have mixed feelings on the topic. An Associated Press poll found they were about evenly split on the importance of Internet skills for students. About half said those skills are very important and the other half said they are somewhat important or not important at all, according to the poll conducted for the AP by ICR of Media, Pa.
Pharmacist’s bond denied
FBI: At least one patient who received suspect’s diluted drugs dead
August 21, 2001
Wealthy pharmacist Robert R. Courtney, accused of weakening chemotherapy drugs for profit, remained held without bond Monday after a judge deemed him a flight risk. Also Monday, an FBI agent testified that at least one of the patients who got Courtney’s chemotherapy medication has died.