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Haskell regents say wetlands are sacred
August 22, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 6:21 p.m.) By Dave Ranney, Journal-World reporter BOULDER, Colo. Haskell Indian Nations University’s regents made it clear Wednesday to consultants for the South Lawrence Trafficway they want to protect the wetlands area south of Haskell from development.
6News: East Lawrence home damaged in blaze
August 22, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 2:10 p.m.) Firefighters were called just before 9 a.m. Wednesday to a ranch-style home at 1522 Harper when a neighbor saw smoke coming out of the home.
Bush: Budget will hold
August 22, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Independence, Mo. — President Bush said Tuesday there’s plenty of money in the federal budget to bolster military, Social Security and Medicare spending — even after his massive tax cuts.
IA rail feature refer
August 22, 2001
‘Scone Lady’ enjoys sweet success Karen Wagner’s delicious scones, biscotti and other baked goods have caused quite a stir in local coffeehouses. Enthusiastic customers often greet her when she makes her deliveries. Page 1D
6Sports report: Lions have speed this year
August 22, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on this year’s LHS football team.
Daily Ticker
August 22, 2001
End of an era
Jayhawks’ veteran chain gang retires
August 22, 2001
By Chuck Woodling For year after year after year they were members of the Kansas University football chain gang. Now Jerry Rogers, Phil Pestinger, Max Rife, Lew Llewellyn and Ted Juneau don’t want to be known as an over-the-hill gang.
National League Roundup: Giants’ Ortiz flirts with no-hitter
Pitcher doesn’t allow hit until seventh inning in San Francisco’s 10-2 victory
August 22, 2001
Russ Ortiz made the pitch he wanted to when he lost his no-hitter. Ortiz didn’t allow a hit until the seventh inning, and Rich Aurilia and Jeff Kent homered to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 10-2 victory Tuesday night over the Montreal Expos.
American League Roundup: Rangers rout Yankees
El Duque’ rusty in long-awaited return, 13-3
August 22, 2001
The Texas Rangers took full advantage of a rusty “El Duque.” Ruben Sierra went 5-for-5 with two homers, including one of the four Texas hit off Orlando Hernandez, as the Rangers beat the New York Yankees 13-3 Tuesday night. Hernandez was making his first major league start since May 25.
Smart growth’ advocates plan month of activities
August 22, 2001
By Joel Mathis What a difference a year makes. Lawrence’s first “Smart Growth” conference, about a year ago, happened in the wake of a divisive debate over tax abatements and rezoning for American Eagle Outfitters. The company eventually chose to build in Ottawa. Since then, both sides of growth issues in Lawrence have started to forge a closer working relationship on boards such as the Tax Abatement Task Force, ECO2 and the Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Board.
Norris services
August 22, 2001
DUI trial challenging use of gaze field test
August 22, 2001
The defense in a drunken driving trial is asking a judge to rule on whether a commonly used field test is scientific enough to be presented as evidence. And whatever the judge’s decision, prosecutors expect the case against Andrea L. Coberly to move through the appellate courts and eventually establish case law in Kansas.
Soundoff on la parilla
August 22, 2001
What does the name of the restaurant “La Parrilla” mean? It means “The Grill” in Spanish.
DUI checks lead to 3 arrests
August 22, 2001
Counterfeit bills passed Counterfeit bills were passed during the past few days at two Lawrence businesses, police reports show.
Jeff county landfill fire
August 22, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com Officials blamed a “hot load” from a trash truck for sparking a three-acre fire Tuesday afternoon at the Douglas-Jefferson County Landfill.
At long last, it’s tomato time
August 22, 2001
Tomato lovers, rejoice! Months of suffering through the cellophane-wrapped plastic balls that are passed off as tomatoes finally has paid off. The harvest is in. Grocery stores and farmers markets are bursting with ripe, meaty tomatoes of every color, shape and size waiting to be tossed in a salad, simmered into a sauce or even eaten like an apple.
Raines Sr., Raines Jr. face off
August 22, 2001
Call it even. Tim Raines and his son Tim Jr. both came out winners Tuesday in their first regular-season games as opponents. Raines Sr. went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored for the Ottawa Lynx in a 4-3, eight-inning loss to the Rochester Red Wings in the opener of an International League doubleheader.
Collison expecting first-place check
August 22, 2001
By Gary Bedore The check, Nick Collison has been told, is in the mail. That’s good news because school starts this week and Collison, Kansas University’s junior basketball forward from Iowa Falls, Iowa, certainly can use the $5,000 awarded to all members of USA Basketball’s World Championship of Young Men championship team.
Hispanics denounce driver’s license law
August 22, 2001
Albert Herdoiza has lived in the Kansas City metropolitan area his entire life. He’s an attorney with a statewide practice. But when he went recently a state Division of Vehicles offices to replace a lost driver’s license, he said he was asked to produce a passport or another document that would show he is a legal Kansas resident.
KU research to help older golfers
August 22, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Malcolm Gibson admits he’s not the best golfer who tees off at Eagle Bend Golf Course. But he still loves the sport.”It’s one of the few passions I have left,” Gibson said. “That and Free State beer.”
World Briefs
August 22, 2001
Tokyo: Storm packs wallop Romania: Royal heirs file suit for Dracula’s Castle Rome: American pastors want archbishop, wife to meet South Africa: Lawsuit demands AIDS drug distribution
Slaying suspect’s toddler son found dead
August 22, 2001
A note scrawled on a family photo led authorities Tuesday to the body of a 3-year-old boy, the son of a man suspected of killing his pregnant wife and four relatives. Nikolay Soltys and his toddler son had been missing since the Ukrainian immigrant allegedly stabbed to death his wife, aunt, uncle and two cousins on Monday.
Heart patient steps into spotlight
August 22, 2001
His face gaunt and his voice just a whisper at times, the first person with a self-contained artificial heart stepped into the public eye Tuesday and said with a smile that the whirring sound takes some getting used to but he likes it because it “makes me realize that I’m alive.”
Presidential autobiographies often left to gather dust
August 22, 2001
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal A few years ago, after several days spent deep in the forested valleys of Transylvania, I woke up very early one morning at the inn where I was staying, crept downstairs to find something to read, and found a short-wave radio sitting on a sideboard.
Hypocritical stand
August 22, 2001
6Sports report: Two-a-days are over
August 22, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the last day of two-a-days for the Jayhawks, and Marshell Chiles’ trip to LA for his back.
Kitchen & Garden: Flavorful feta finds its place
August 22, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger I bought about 4 ounces of feta cheese the other day, intending to use it in a large bean salad for a particular occasion. My plans changed and that salad didn’t get made, but I still had this large quantity of feta cheese to use up.
Man’s constant focus on illness and death grows old for family
August 22, 2001
Horoscopes
August 22, 2001
FSHS, LHS to hold fall sports jamborees
August 22, 2001
Free State High and Lawrence High will split time at Haskell Stadium tonight for their annual fall sports jamborees.
High-speed train not meeting goals
August 22, 2001
The fast train that is critical to Amtrak’s future is off to a slow start. In service eight months, Acela Express is falling short of projections in riders and revenue. Reimbursement requests from dissatisfied customers are three times higher than Amtrak’s goal.
Nation Briefs
August 22, 2001
Indianapolis: West Nile virus found in bird California: Drug raids net 293 arrests South Carolina: Two federal prosecutors shot New York City: Rabid cat is first in decades Los Angeles: Smoker accepts $100 million
Drains from drugs
August 22, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Why should Americans pay more for drugs than people in other countries using the same commodities? A recent case in North Carolina put deserved new emphasis on the growing concern about the outlandish costs for drugs in America.
Local briefs
August 22, 2001
Community: Salvation Army shelter seeks volunteers, donations The Salvation Army of Lawrence is seeking staff and volunteers in preparation for the homeless shelter’s Sept. 4 opening. “I have 14 staff positions to fill each week, and only a few applicants have responded,” Captain Kirk Schuetz said. “We need two good, caring people to work each night to ensure the safety of those staying in the shelter.” The seasonal shelter is opening early this year in response to requests from homeless advocates. Schuetz said donations of pillows, men’s socks, coffee, sugar, creamer and nonperishable food would be welcome. The Salvation Army has operated a winter shelter in Lawrence for more than 15 years. The organization has announced its intentions to build a year-round shelter, but plans have not been completed. __________________________ Education: Free State student aces ACT A Free State High School senior has scored a perfect 36 on his ACT. Eric Southard took the test in June. It was his second crack at the exam. “I knew I’d done pretty well, but I didn’t know for sure,” he said. He learned his score later that month. Southard, 17, plans to major in electrical engineering at Northwestern, Washington University in St. Louis, Stanford, Georgia Tech or the University of Illinois-Urbana. Southard is the second Free State student this year to ace the ACT. Senior Rebekah Heacock did it in April. Last year, only one student from Kansas in the graduating class of 2001 got a perfect score. Nationally, 89 students from the class of 2001 earned a 36. __________________________ Costa rica: Reward grows to $16,000 for information in slaying The reward has reached $16,000 for information leading to a conviction in the May killing of a Kansas University student who was studying in Costa Rica. A group of U.S. businesses and individuals has raised $10,000 for information in the death of Shannon Martin, 23, who was stabbed to death while researching the Central American country’s ferns. A Costa Rican newspaper, The Tico Times, reported that U.S. expatriate Joseph Marigliano put up a $6,000 reward last week after becoming frustrated by the pace of the investigation. That reward initially was anonymous. Neither a suspect nor a motive has been established. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.359 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. __________________________ Counterfeit bills passed Counterfeit bills were passed during the past few days at two Lawrence businesses, police reports show. Two counterfeit $100 bills were found Sunday by a cashier at Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa, police said. On Monday a counterfeit $10 bill was passed at Sonic Drive-In, 1015 E. 23rd St. At Wal-Mart, a man tried to make a purchase with a $100 bill, but the cashier marked it with a special pen and determined that it was counterfeit, police said. The man then left. The ink from the pen turns a certain color when it is marked on a counterfeit bill. The cashier then searched through her register drawer and learned she had received another counterfeit $100 bill earlier in the day, police said. Sonic employees do not know who passed the counterfeit $10 bill to them. They called police because they thought the bill was of poor quality. __________________________ Teen to face hearing for car theft, threat Natasha Helm, 18, appeared Tuesday before Douglas County Judge Robert Fairchild on charges of making a criminal threat and car theft. Fairchild set a preliminary hearing for 2 p.m. Sept. 4. At that time, Helm also will face Fairchild on a failure to appear in court charge. The charge stems from Helm missing her Aug. 14 sentencing hearing for convictions on two counts of aggravated interference with parental custody and one count of misdemeanor endangerment of a child. Helm was in jail in Iowa at the time. Iowa authorities later declined to press charges and released Helm to Douglas County authorities. Fairchild will complete the sentencing at 4 p.m. Sept. 18. Fairchild earlier said Helm would be placed on probation. But with the recent turn of events, Fairchild could decide to revoke probation and sentence Helm to prison. Helm remains in the Douglas County Jail.
8-22 Scone Lady
August 22, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com When Karen Wagner was a young girl growing up in Leavenworth, she used to sit under a tree in her back yard and make mud pies topped with acorns.
Friends and neighbors
August 22, 2001
Business Briefcase
August 22, 2001
Economy: Jobless rate declines in state, Lawrence area Topeka: Burlington, Santa Fe railway to cut jobs Lawsuit: Target sues Kmart, alleging false ads Advertising: Sears remakes image to spur sluggish sales Telecommunications: NextWave gets wireless infusion
NFL Camp Roundup: Aerial photos anger Eagles’ coach
Philadelphia’s Reid bans newspaper, four TV stations from practice, later changes his mind
August 22, 2001
Philadelphia coach Andy Reid banned and then reinstated a newspaper and four television stations from training camp Tuesday for taking to the air the day before to watch the Eagles testing the new artificial turf at Veterans Stadium.
New York eliminates Sol
Liberty reaches Eastern finals for third straight year
August 22, 2001
Vickie Johnson scored 22 points and the New York Liberty advanced to their third straight WNBA Eastern Conference finals with a 72-61 victory over the Miami Sol on Tuesday night.
Helms to close Senate career
August 22, 2001
Sen. Jesse Helms, the former newspaper editor and TV commentator who has been one of the most fiercely conservative voices on Capitol Hill for three decades, has decided not to run for re-election next year, sources said Tuesday.
Baseball Kerouac’s ticket to U.S. culture
August 22, 2001
It sounds as surreal as an old Bob Dylan song: Pancho Villa playing center field for a 1930s team called the Boston Fords, taking on such rivals as the Pittsburgh Plymouths and the St. Louis Cadillacs.
Ulmer correction
August 22, 2001
Lawrence artist Ernst Ulmer, who painted a Quantrill’s raid scene, was misidentified in Tuesday’s Journal-World.
People
August 22, 2001
Jolie to become U.N. ambassador Street renaming scrapped Paul Harvey back on the air Paltrow ponders weighty matters
County Briefs
August 22, 2001
County OKs funding for river, road projects Commission to thank tax watchdog group
County briefs
August 22, 2001
County OKs funding for river, road projects
6Sports report: Haskell practicing at Memorial stadium
August 22, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Haskell’s preparations for their first football game this season.
Short & Sweet: ‘Jayni’ takes to the sea
August 22, 2001
Catch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Reel in a Meal: Fresh Fish.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare several seafood recipes, including the glazed tilapia below. A new show airs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday each week on Sunflower Cablevision Channel 6 and repeats at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Bake your own scones
August 22, 2001
Karen Wagner bakes scones in a multitude of flavors: blackberry almond, raspberry orange, raspberry with white chocolate, blueberry, apple cinnamon, peach, strawberry, mixed berry and dried cranberry.
Sweet success
The Scone Lady’ delights loyal clientele
August 22, 2001
By Jim Baker When Karen Wagner was a young girl growing up in Leavenworth, she used to sit under a tree in her back yard and make mud pies topped with acorns. These days she’s moved on to tastier fare.
Business Profile: Lawrence’s Rejuvenay Spa supplies massage, cosmetics
August 22, 2001
Interest rate cut quarter point
August 22, 2001
The Federal Reserve on Tuesday cut interest rates for a seventh time this year, pushing short-term borrowing costs down to their lowest level in more than seven years in a continuing effort to keep the U.S. economy out of a recession.
Lemieux to play reduced slate
August 22, 2001
Mario Lemieux, already working out for what would be his first full NHL season in five years, plans to sit out nearly one-quarter of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ games to stay healthy for the playoffs.
PGA ratings take dive
August 22, 2001
Without Tiger Woods in the chase, the preliminary national TV ratings for the PGA Championships’ final round slumped 37 percent from last year. CBS Sports’ telecast Sunday of David Toms’ one-shot victory over Phil Mickelson drew a 6.3 rating and 15 share from 1 p.m. to 6:25 p.m..
Big 12 note: Buffs keep beer ban
August 22, 2001
In Folsom Field, there’ll be no beer. Don’t try to drink it here. The ban on beer sales at University of Colorado football home games will remain in effect for the 2001 season, which starts Sunday against Fresno State.
On the record
August 22, 2001
Sox subdue Royals, 6-1
Byrd fails in attempt to win sixth straight start
August 22, 2001
Paul Byrd hasn’t completely mastered the art of pitching yet. Byrd (6-5), attempting to become the first Kansas City Royals pitcher to win six straight starts since David Cone in 1994, yielded home runs to Jose Valentin and Jeff Liefer in a 6-1 loss Tuesday night to the Chicago White Sox.
Report: Broken seat belt factor in Earnhardt death
August 22, 2001
Dale Earnhardt’s broken seat belt was one of many factors that contributed to the death of the auto racing great, NASCAR said Tuesday in releasing its report on the wreck. The six-month investigation found the seat belt, the collision with another car and angle and impact in which Earnhardt hit the wall all played a role in the Feb. 18 crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500.
Weightroom donation ‘fantastic,’Allen says
August 22, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Better late than never, that’s how Kansas University’s football team views the new weightroom. With a recent $4-million donation from longtime contributors Dana and Sue Anderson, the Jayhawks finally will be able to build their proposed $8.5-million, 25,000-square foot Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center.
Search continues for fugitive
August 22, 2001
By Mike Belt A fugitive considered armed and dangerous was still on the loose Tuesday night. Authorities said Tuesday that they don’t know if Douglas Linn Snowden is still in the area after an unsuccessful manhunt Monday near Kansas Highway 10 and the Douglas-Johnson county line.
Lawrence briefs
August 22, 2001
Three arrested in DUI checks Tuesday’s high sets record for Lawrence
Congressman backs stem cell research, wary of budget gap
August 22, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Embyronic stem cells are OK for use in research because they aren’t human beings, Congressman Dennis Moore said Tuesday. “I think they’re nothing more than fertilized eggs in a petri dish,” he said. “If they’re never injected into a uterus, then they’re not human.”
Jefferson County attorney under fire
Commissioners cancel Vanderbilt’s credit card
August 22, 2001
By Mike Belt Jefferson County commissioners have canceled the county attorney’s credit card, saying he hasn’t produced receipts verifying nearly $4,000 in charges. They’re also peeved about Jim Vanderbilt’s county cell phone bills. Commissioners said the phone bills have ranged from $600 to $700 per month for at least each of the past three months.
City Commission Briefs
August 22, 2001
Hughes event request pulled from agenda City votes to accept loan for water plant City approves grants to neighborhood groups
Landfill burns into night
Fire brought under control late Tuesday
August 22, 2001
By Mindie Paget Officials blamed a “hot load” from a trash truck for sparking a three-acre fire Tuesday afternoon at the Douglas-Jefferson County Landfill. Efforts to fight the fire were hampered by the landfill’s massive hills of trash and gusty winds throughout the evening and well into the night.
Innocent plea entered in McLouth murder case
August 22, 2001
By Mike Belt Ronald Decker pleaded innocent Tuesday to the 1999 murder of Lloyd Green. Decker entered the plea during arraignment before Jefferson County District Judge Gary Nafziger. Decker is charged with first-degree murder. Nafziger set Decker’s trial for Oct. 30.
Balletta services
August 22, 2001
Falling metal plate kills driver on Interstate 70
August 22, 2001
Police on Tuesday searched for the origin of a 37-pound metal plate that smashed through the windshield of a woman’s car on Interstate 70 and killed her. Patricia Walker, 25, of Odessa, died at a hospital after being struck in the head by the inch-thick plate.
Census counts nearly 600,000 same-sex homes
August 22, 2001
Same-sex couples head nearly 600,000 homes in the United States, according to census data considered the federal government’s most thorough count yet of homosexuals. A gay or lesbian couple led a household in nearly every county in America.
Tyson-Nielsen fight postponed
Iron Mike’s back problems push Sept. 8 bout to Oct. 13
August 22, 2001
An injury to Mike Tyson has forced postponement of his Sept. 8 fight against Brian Nielsen of Denmark at Copenhagen. “Mike’s back is giving him problems, and we’re looking to moving it back a few weeks,” Shelly Finkel, Tyson’s adviser, said Tuesday.
State Briefs
August 22, 2001
TOPEKA: Theme park developers want ruling on ‘grant’ WICHITA: Aviation Week magazine taps city for award TOPEKA: Arizonan sentenced for cocaine possession
KC suburbs rated ‘kid-friendly’
August 22, 2001
Two Kansas City suburbs have earned high marks for being great places to raise children. Overland Park, Kan., is ranked as the most “kid-friendly” suburb in the United States and Independence, Mo., comes in sixth, according to the Kid Friendly Cities Report Card.
Tweaking urged in schoolteacher retirement rules
Audit finds incentives to retire not to blame for teacher supply
August 22, 2001
Recent changes in retirement incentives have not had a significant effect on the number teachers in Kansas, legislators learned Tuesday. A recent audit of early retirement programs of 159 of the state’s 304 school districts found “both positive and negative impacts on the supply of teachers.” Most programs began five years ago.
KU board approves demolition of Oread houses
August 22, 2001
By Mindie Paget Demolishing three houses in the Oread Neighborhood would not encroach on the environs of two nearby properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. That’s the decision the Kansas University Historic Resources Board reached Tuesday night when it voted unanimously to approve the demolition of three university-owned houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street to make way for at least one new scholarship hall.
FBI, McDonald’s break fraud ring
August 22, 2001
Federal authorities working with McDonald’s broke up a criminal ring they say rigged the popular Monopoly and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” games played by millions of the fast-food chain’s customers over the past six years.
D-backs’ DiFelice charged with assault
August 22, 2001
Arizona Diamondbacks backup catcher Mike DiFelice was arrested outside a nightclub early Tuesday on charges he assaulted two women one with a lighter and punched a parking attendant.
Clinton Lake resort in peril
August 22, 2001
By Joel Mathis Developers have until Oct. 1 to secure financing for a proposed resort hotel and conference center at Clinton Lake, or they’ll lose state support for the project. Steve Kelly, director of the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing’s business development division, set the deadline in an Aug. 16 letter to Dave Mashburn of Clinton Lake Hotel Developers LLC, developer of the $20 million project.
Area Tennis
August 22, 2001
Lawrence partisans pleased with speech
August 22, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Don Johnston considered this a perfect place for President Bush to speak. After all, he said, Bush shares many Midwestern qualities of Independence native son Harry S. Truman. “They just kind of have a nice, down-to-earth quality about them,” Johnston said, comparing Bush to Truman. “It’s a no-nonsense, down-to-earth approach to things.”
Wang, Epp top deep FSHS squad
August 22, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus If Free State High junior Emily Wang keeps it up, she’s on pace to be a state champion in girls tennis before graduating. Wang placed ninth at state as a freshman and fourth at state her sophomore year.
Bush: Budget will be OK
August 22, 2001
By Terry Rombeck President Bush said Tuesday that there’s plenty of money in the federal budget to bolster military, Social Security and Medicare spending even after his massive tax cuts. “The federal budget will have the second-largest budget surplus in history, in part because this administration took immediate action to address the downturn,” Bush said.
Prison escapee convicted in officer’s murder
August 22, 2001
The leader of a murderous gang of seven escaped convicts from Texas was convicted Tuesday of killing a policeman during a Christmas Eve holdup at a sporting goods store and could get the death penalty.
U.S. lessens Macedonia risks
August 22, 2001
With his miniature spy planes at 16,000 feet and guided by remote control, U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Dittenber’s pilots camped on the ground aren’t exactly in any danger.
Jury begins deliberations in tire trial
August 22, 2001
Deliberations began Tuesday in a $1 billion liability lawsuit against Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. stemming from a rollover accident that left a Texas woman paralyzed. The judge asked jurors to determine whether the Firestone Wilderness AT tire had a manufacturing defect because of poor design and negligence.
Arafat seeks truce talks in Germany
August 22, 2001
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Tuesday proposed truce talks in Germany, and Israel’s Foreign Minister Shimon Peres appeared likely to accept. Israel said the talks would focus on a plan for a gradual cease-fire to end 11 months of violence.
Bus Stop’ actress Kim Stanley dies
August 22, 2001
Actress Kim Stanley, whose roles ranged from a nightclub singer in the Broadway play “Bus Stop” to the mother of Frances Farmer in the movie “Frances,” has died. She was 76. In plays like “Picnic, “Traveling Lady” and especially William Inge’s 1955 “Bus Stop,” Stanley captivated Broadway audiences and dazzled the critics.
OutKast, Nelly named best of hip-hop
August 22, 2001
Hip-hop duo OutKast and newcomer Nelly bested some of the top rap artists in the industry at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards on Monday night. OutKast snagged best artist of the year by a group and best live performer of the year, while Nelly took home best new artist of the year and best album for his CD “Country Grammar.”
Don’t squander NATO clout
August 22, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Features Syndicate NATO is as strong as its backbone, and the United States is that backbone. Yet, NATO, which was created to defend Europe from Soviet expansionism, has had trouble defending Bosnia and Kosovo from Serbia, and now Macedonia from ethnic Albanians.
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago today
August 22, 2001
GTAs watching KU
August 22, 2001
Gravity a certainty?
August 22, 2001
Exclusive Online Profile: artist Ernst Ulmer
Northeast Kansas artist painted depiction of the historic Lawrence raid which occured on this date
August 22, 2001
By Michael Newman Ernst Ulmer answers his door accompanied by a large, exuberant golden retriever and an excitable dachshund. Dressed in shorts and a Kansas University T-shirt, the small and sturdy artist with the shock of white hair offers a warm greeting and apologizes for his lack of footwear, which he swiftly attends to. Ushered into his studio, visitors see walls covered with his work. In the center of the largest wall, one canvas dominates. The 6-foot-wide depiction of Quantrill’s raiders burning downtown Lawrence on August 21, 1863, titled “Blood Stained Dawn” is familiar to many people in this area.
Tax spiral
August 22, 2001
Island focuses on oak, not stem cells
August 22, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The controversy over stem cell research has pitted traditional values rooted in our history and culture against the potential of incredible progress. Modern science and technology vie against a strong human instinct to avoid the dangers of the unknown.
Wall Street recoils on forecast of continued ‘economic weakness’
August 22, 2001
Stock prices tumbled yet again Tuesday, carrying the Dow Jones industrials down 145 points after the Federal Reserve made its seventh interest rate cut of the year but failed to predict that a business recovery would occur soon.
8-22 Apple Scone sidebar
August 22, 2001
Karen Wagner bakes scones in a multitude of flavors: blackberry almond, raspberry orange, raspberry with white chocolate, blueberry, apple cinnamon, peach, strawberry, mixed berry and dried cranberry. Her biscotti — Italian-style, twice-baked cookies — also come in several flavors: chocolate almond, plain, dried cranberry, caramel walnut and dried cranberry wrapped in chocolate.
Best Bets
August 22, 2001
TODAY Arthur Dodge, Andy Bob, Tawni Freeland, Lonnie Fisher, The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
8-22 Jayni
August 22, 2001
‘Jayni’ takes to the sea MORE: www.sunflower.com/jayni.shtml
Blotter
August 22, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Wednesday datebook
August 22, 2001
TODAY Canceled: Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission meeting.
KU board votes to demolish Oread houses
August 22, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com Demolishing three houses in the Oread Neighborhood would not encroach on the environs of two nearby properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Innocent plea entered in McLouth murder case
August 22, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Oskaloosa — Ronald Decker pleaded innocent Tuesday to the 1999 murder of Lloyd Green.
City briefs
August 22, 2001
Hughes event request pulled from agenda
Search continues for fugitive
August 22, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A fugitive considered armed and dangerous was still on the loose Tuesday night.
Congressman backs stem cell research, wary of budget gap
August 22, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Embyronic stem cells are OK for use in research because they aren’t human beings, Congressman Dennis Moore said Tuesday.
Births
August 22, 2001
Births: * Lyubov and Oleksandr Sokruta, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
FSHS, LHS to hold jamborees tonight
August 22, 2001
FSHS, LHS to hold fall sports jamborees
Chaingang crew
August 22, 2001
l Jerry Rogers. Age: 75. Years on crew: 48 plus. Job: Chain pole. Former Lawrence High coach and adminstrator. Former Director of Student Financial Aid at Kansas University. l Phil Pestinger. Age: 75. Years on crew: 33. Job: Downs pole. Former Lawrence High coach and administrator.
Nettie Balletta obit
August 22, 2001
Balletta services Mass of Christian Burial for Nettie Balletta, 72, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.