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Firefighters respond to blaze at Babcock Place
August 23, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 6:18 p.m.) Lawrence firefighters were called Thursday afternoon to a three-alarm fire in an apartment at Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. The fire, which started shortly before 4 p.m., was contained within one room on the fourth floor.
City girls golf glance
August 23, 2001
Rosters LAWRENCE HIGH
Short No. 1 golfer for LHS
August 23, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com As the lone state qualifier back for both city schools, Leslie Short faces high expectations.
Blotter
August 23, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
8-23 What would you do with $200 million?
August 23, 2001
What would you do with $200 million?
Floodplain regulations set in motion
August 23, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com New regulations that could ban most floodplain development in Lawrence will be reviewed next month by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
The Mag: Movie Spread
August 23, 2001
American Outlaws By sanitizing the story of the infamously rough bank and train robber Jesse James, director Les Mayfield (“Flubber”) does him as big a disservice as Bob Ford did when he shot the outlaw in the back. In “American Outlaws,” Jesse (Colin Farrell), Frank (Gabriel Macht) and Cole Younger (Scott Caan) take on a railroad magnate (Harris Yulin) who has been driving the residents of Liberty, Mo., from their land. None of the actors playing the members of the James-Younger Gang come across as if they could pilfer a baby’s candy, much less take on the hired thugs of Allan Pinkerton (Timothy Dalton). Farrell’s antiseptic handsomeness is completely wrong for even a romanticized take on the saga, and Ali Larter (“Legally Blonde”) is downright arboreal as his love interest. There aren’t many westerns in theaters these days, and “American Outlaws” and its lame “Young Guns” approach is a fair explanation of the scarcity. It makes a viewer feel like an investor in one of the banks Jessie hit. (PG-13) — DL
The Mag: Radio Lists
August 23, 2001
LAWRENCE KJHK 90.7 FM
The Mag: 8/23 Top Movies
August 23, 2001
Movies 1. “American Pie 2,” $21.4 million
The Mag: 8/23 Apple Box
August 23, 2001
What: The Appleseed Cast, Mates of State When: 9 p.m. Sunday
Nation Briefs
August 23, 2001
Cleveland: BB kills boy in drive-by Florida: Shuttle returns to Earth South Carolina: Teens accused in attack on federal prosecutors Florida: Two suspects in court for political death threats
Mag reefer
August 23, 2001
The art of not fitting in After migrating from California, The Appleseed Cast firmly establishes its place in the Lawrence music scene with the release of the ambitious new disc, ‘Low Level Owl.’
8-23 decibels breakout
August 23, 2001
What’s a decibel? Decibels (dB) are units that measure the intensity of sound on a scale from the threshold of human hearing, 0 dB, upward toward the threshold of pain.
town
August 23, 2001
(R) *
Ex-Jayhawk Nesmith sliced
August 23, 2001
Former Kansas University safety Carl Nesmith was among 10 players released Tuesday by the Buffalo Bills. Nesmith, who wasn’t selected in last April’s NFL draft, was attempting to make the Bills’ roster as a free agent.
Bargain shoppers boost markets
Stocks rise for firms with rosy outlook
August 23, 2001
Placing some bets despite their worries about the economy, bargain-hunting investors sent the stock market higher Wednesday. Wall Street enjoyed a solid advance by late afternoon after investors spent much of the day pondering what the Federal Reserve’s seventh interest rate cut would mean for the economy.
Book fuels teen hunger
August 23, 2001
“Fueling the Teen Machine,” by Ellen Shanley and Colleen Thompson (Bull, $12.95 softcover), answers the question: Is there life after french fries? The authors, both dietitians who teach in the nutritional sciences department at the University of Connecticut, make a strong case for eating well and no, they don’t ban foods during the middle school and high school years.
Chancellor offers advice, humor
August 23, 2001
By Terry Rombeck With a mix of humor and serious advice, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway welcomed students to the university and their academic year Wednesday night. Hemenway spoke to about 800 students who attended KU’s 136th annual opening convocation at the Lied Center. “I have to admit that what you’ve gone through, Hawk Week, the events leading up to this convocation, is my favorite time of the year,” Hemenway said.
NFL Training Camps: Chicago ships McNown to Dolphins
August 23, 2001
The Chicago Bears officially gave up on Cade McNown, their first-round draft pick of two years ago, by sending him to Miami on Wednesday for two low draft picks. McNown, who had a 3-12 record as a starter including 1-8 last season, had been third string in Chicago behind journeymen Shane Matthews and Jim Miller.
Grant stance may cost Oz key backing
Johnson County commissioner demands escrow payment
August 23, 2001
Oz Entertainment Co.’s claim that it should not have to repay any of the $550,000 it received from Wyandotte County may hurt its chances to build a theme park near DeSoto. Oz Entertainment officials on Monday argued in a letter to Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall that it should not have to repay any of the economic development grants it received from Wyandotte County in the late 1990s.
Teen girls in Utah sect flee to avoid polygamy
August 23, 2001
One of the first things Caroline Cooke did after she escaped from her polygamist community was cut her knee-length hair to an above-the-shoulder bob. She also traded her full-length dresses for sleeveless shirts and shorts.
World Briefs
August 23, 2001
Vatican City: Married archbishop agrees to meet wife Afghanistan: Families seek visas to visit aid workers British Virgin Islands: Tropical Storm Dean surprises forecasters
Uncle Walt’s secret weapon
A Kansas City animator who helped create an entertainment dynasty is finally recognized
August 23, 2001
By Dan Lybarger If Walt Disney hadn’t succumbed to lung cancer in 1966, he would have turned 100 this year. Coincidentally, a Kansas City native who made invaluable contributions toward Uncle Walt’s success also would have reached the century mark this year.
Film Review - ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’ inspires fitting sendoff for geeky franchise characters
August 23, 2001
By Loey Lockerby Kevin Smith is one of those directors people either adore or despise. His fans happily recite entire passages from his movies on cue (albeit not in polite company), while his detractors think he’s a juvenile hack whose work undermines the moral fabric of society.
Out of Bounds: Sentimental journey
Lawrence friends complete bike trek across America to honor slain colleague
August 23, 2001
By Seth Jone Four months ago, I wrote about Casey Beaver. On Aug. 4, 2000, Beaver was struck head-on by a drunken driver and killed. The driver had eight previous driving-while-intoxicated tickets.
SEVEN QUESTIONS with Joe Strummer
August 23, 2001
By Geoff Harkness At the peak of its popularity, The Clash was dubbed “the only band that matters,” mixing its steely punk with heavy doses of reggae, Earl Grey-soul and heavily politicized lyrics. Though the quartet was only around for a few years, it left a legacy that can still be heard on the radio and seen on MTV today.
Side Notes: The meaning of mook
August 23, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Boy bands are dead and mook rock rules supreme. That’s the consensus you have to make after taking a listen to this summer’s most popular fare, including massive hits from faceless acts like Staind and Linkin Park (both still perched in the Top 10) and chartbusting surprises from former nothings Alien Ant Farm. Limp Bizkit’s “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water” (5 million sold and counting) remains in the Top 50 nearly a year after its release, and Ozzfest was among the top-grossing concert tours of the season. Heck, even thinking-man’s mookers Tool debuted at No. 1.
The Mag: Sentimental journey
August 23, 2001
Sentimental journey Lawrence friends complete bike journey across America to honor slain colleague
The Mag: The art of not fitting in
August 23, 2001
The art of not fitting in Lawrence favorites The Appleseed Cast return with the ambitious ‘Low Level Owl’
University administrative costs come under scrutiny
August 23, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Higher education officials say they want to know whether the state’s public universities, including Kansas University, are spending too much on administration. So one of the primary goals for the Kansas Board of Regents this year will be to put in place an Administrative Efficiency Index.
Harold Maness
August 23, 2001
Sharpton run could help GOP
August 23, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The Rev. Al Sharpton, another minister without church portfolio, is forming an exploratory committee to run for president. Sharpton is following in the footsteps of his example and mentor, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who has been politically damaged and sidelined due to new, uh, parental responsibilities.
Tax checks not about ‘relief’
August 23, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group In 1975 in Zaire, two baby boys children of a friend of mine died of measles. Against such a rock-hard wall of reality, I thought, our delicate desire to do good in the world is sorely challenged. Last week, opening my check from the U.S. government, I had the same feeling.
Film Review - ‘The Curse of the Jade Scorpion’
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion’ offers an amusing throwback to the golden era of Hollywood
August 23, 2001
By Loey Lockerby It’s about time Woody Allen made a real screwball comedy. He’s always shown a fondness for the “golden age” of Hollywood, and his funniest movies strike a balance between cynicism and sentimentality that would make Preston Sturges proud. With “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion,” Allen comes very close to capturing the spirit of a classic madcap romance, while putting his own unmistakable stamp on the proceedings.
Lawrence briefs
August 23, 2001
Advisory group fetes Youth Services workers Smoke brings evacuation of bank, office tower KU adds Hungarian class KU students place in journalism contest
Powerball sales boom ––— Lawrence stores welcome drive for jackpot
August 23, 2001
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TOP MOVIES
August 23, 2001
Federal budget surplus estimate slashed
August 23, 2001
The Bush administration is pinning its budget hopes on a rapid, robust economic recovery driven by its huge tax cut despite figures released Wednesday that show a steep drop in the government surpluses projected for 2001 and 2002.
6sports report: Jamboree goes well
August 23, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence and Free State High schools’ Jamborees which took place on Wednesday night.
Future princess admits wild past
August 23, 2001
The bride-to-be of Norway’s crown prince admitted and regretted her wild past Wednesday, days before their wedding, hoping to clear the slate at the start of a long path to her someday becoming queen.
Planners seek role in trafficway routing
August 23, 2001
By Joel Mathis The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission is forming a committee to review state proposals for the completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway. “Here comes an event … that is perhaps the single most important planning event in this community in the next 10 years,” Commissioner David Burress said Wednesday night.
The meaning of mook
August 23, 2001
Boy bands are dead and mook rock rules supreme. That’s the consensus you have to make after taking a listen to this summer’s most popular fare, including massive hits from faceless acts like Staind and Linkin Park (both still perched in the Top 10) and chartbusting surprises from former nothings Alien Ant Farm. Limp Bizkit’s “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water” (5 million sold and counting) remains in the Top 50 nearly a year after its release, and Ozzfest was among the top-grossing concert tours of the summer. Heck, even thinking-man’s mookers Tool debuted at No. 1. “Rock Turns a Corner” intoned the headline of a recent USA Today, which noted that “decibels are on the up and up and rock’s in a hard place again.”
Nation Briefs
August 23, 2001
Texas: Miss Missouri chosen as Miss Teen USA California: Manhunt continues for slaying suspect Florida: Young shark victim back in hospital New York City: City marshal killed serving eviction notice
Continental’ drift
Card Table Theatre hams it up with ‘The Best of the Victor Continental Show’
August 23, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Since their inception three years ago, the revolving players in the independent acting troupe Card Table Theatre Productions have put out an impressive array of material, displaying solid acting chops, an ear for snappy dialogue, professional staging and fiercely irreverent wit.
Summer concert business down
August 23, 2001
This may be remembered as the summer concertgoers went into sticker shock. Gross concert ticket revenue is off 12.3 percent for the top 50 tours in North America versus the same period a year ago, says Gary Bongiovanni of Pollstar, a trade magazine that covers the concert business.
Calendar
August 23, 2001
Thursday datebook
August 23, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.-11 a.m.: ECKAN commodity distribution, Ballard Center, 708 Elm.
The Mag: 8/23 7 questions w/Joe Strummer
August 23, 2001
SEVEN QUESTIONS with Joe Strummer
Mag calendar
August 23, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
The Mag: Lunatic fringe
August 23, 2001
(R) **1/2
Preps prepare for football
Free State underclassmen gain ground on seniors
August 23, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High’s underclassmen have come a long way in four days. The Firebird seniors ruled an intrasquad football scrimmage on Saturday. During their annual fall sports jamboree on Wednesday night at Haskell Stadium, Free State’s seniors struggled in the first 25 minutes before breaking loose in the second 25 minutes.
Childhood friendships can survive college
Communication and effort key to maintaining relationships after high school
August 23, 2001
Kristin Taylor and Casey Finnegan are clothes-rack hopping at Nordstrom when Taylor stops to admire a long-sleeved, red knit top. “I already bought it,” Finnegan informs her best friend. “We can mail it back and forth to each other.”
NASCAR’s probe leaves questions
Investigation into Earnhardt crash reveals scapegoat but doesn’t really solve anything
August 23, 2001
Dale Earnhardt’s No. 3 car hits the wall after colliding with Ken Schrader’s No. 36 on the last lap at the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18. NASCAR got what it wanted an independently determined scapegoat.
Mavs add veteran Hardaway
Five-time All-Star ticketed for backup role in Dallas
August 23, 2001
Here’s proof the Dallas Mavericks are becoming legitimate playoff contenders: They’ve acquired five-time All-Star Tim Hardaway to be a backup. Hardaway was sent to Dallas on Wednesday in a sign-and-trade deal from Miami. The Heat get the Mavericks’ $3.2 million salary-cap exception and a second-round draft pick within three years.
Movie Listings
August 23, 2001
Births
August 23, 2001
Daniel and K’Ann Wilson, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Barron, Garnett, a boy, Tuesday.
The Mag: 8/23 Weird News
August 23, 2001
Lead stories A ruling last year by the Oregon Supreme Court is finally having a major negative impact on police, according to a July Los Angeles Times dispatch. The court had ruled that all lawyers, including prosecutors, must obey the state bar association’s nearly absolute prohibitions against deceit, meaning that law enforcement cannot engage in “undercover” and “sting” operations (which involve tricking suspects). Already, one child-pornography investigation has been shut down because prosecutors could not administer a case in which police caught pedophiles by pretending online that they were underage.
The Mag: 8/23 Best Bets
August 23, 2001
Big daddy John Mellencamp,
The art of not fitting in
August 23, 2001
By Geoff Harkness After three albums, a few hundred gigs and a number of years in Lawrence, The Appleseed Cast still views itself as a group of outsiders.
TOP MUSIC
August 23, 2001
Briefcase
August 23, 2001
Earnings: Analysts expect profits among airlines to dive Trucking: Roadway Corp. to pay $475 million for firms Investigation: Florida checks out potency at GNC
Parting shot
August 23, 2001
Galactic plays with fire
Galactic, with the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey , the Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS 08/22/2001
August 23, 2001
By Michael Newman Galactic is a band that just keeps getting better and better. One day after releasing its new live album “We Love ‘Em Tonight, (Live at Tipitina’s),” the New Orleans sextet fairly burned down Lawrence’s Granada Theatre with two and a half hours of fiery funk.
Friends and neighbors
August 23, 2001
NU’s back suspended 1 game
August 23, 2001
Nebraska I-back Dahrran Diedrick will not play in Saturday’s season opener as a one-game suspension after his weekend arrest, Cornhuskers coach Frank Solich said Wednesday. Fourth-ranked Nebraska opens the season at home against Texas Christian in the Pigskin Classic.
Backup backs battle for carries
August 23, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Perhaps Kansas University’s running back position best could be described as “Reggie and the Reserves.” While sophomore Reggie Duncan is the clear-cut starter, the Jayhawks have been using a backup-by-committee approach this preseason. During its final preseason scrimmage, KU used 13 ballcarriers in gaining 118 yards on 37 rushes Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.
Chisox outslug Royals
August 23, 2001
Ray Durham homered twice and doubled as the Chicago White Sox rallied for eight runs in the sixth inning and beat the Kansas City Royals, 13-12, Wednesday night. Carlos Beltran had a two-run triple in the Royals’ seven-run first, then hit his first career grand slam in the seventh. He also singled and walked twice.
KU’s Williams records first hole-in-one of life
August 23, 2001
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams finally has his first hole-in-one. Williams, Kansas University’s 51-year-old men’s basketball coach who has been playing golf for 33 years, used a pitching wedge Wednesday to ace the par-3, 127-yard No. 2 hole at Alvamar Country Club.
Lions don’t show much in preseason scrimmage
August 23, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus With coaches from Shawnee Mission East Lawrence High’s first opponent in the Haskell Stadium stands, LHS football coach Dirk Wedd wasn’t prepared to go deep in the Lions’ playbook Wednesday night during the annual fall sports jamboree. “We’re still searching for an identity, and Shawnee Mission East was here scouting so we really didn’t show too much,” third-year LHS coach Dirk Wedd said.
On the record
August 23, 2001
Review of floodplain rules set
August 23, 2001
By Joel Mathis New regulations that could ban most floodplain development in Lawrence will be reviewed next month by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. The commission agreed Wednesday to start the review process, because some changes to the city’s floodplain regulations must be made by Nov. 7 or Lawrence will be dropped from the federal flood insurance program.
Probation ordered in fight at BHS
Judge tells defendant she wanted to jail him
August 23, 2001
By Mike Belt A former Baldwin High School student was placed on probation and received a stern lecture from a judge Wednesday after pleading no contest to hitting a fellow student in the head with a broomstick and causing serious head injuries.
Briefcase
August 23, 2001
Telecommunications: Slow sales cause job cuts at Tellabs Inc. plants Brokerage firm: PaineWebber fined $510,000 for inadequate training Financial aid: Argentine stocks soar on IMF’s $8 billion bailout Auditors: ExciteAtHome fires Ernst after ‘doubt’ raised in report
Case against druggist detailed
Federal prosecutors say a ‘minimum of 150’ doses illegally diluted
August 23, 2001
Pharmacist Robert R. Courtney may have diluted at least 150 intravenous bags for chemotherapy patients, prosecutors said, the first time authorities have publicly measured the depth of Courtney’s alleged fraud.
Summer ends at KU, Haskell
August 23, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Classes start today at Lawrence’s two universities. Courses at Haskell Indian Nations University were to have begun Wednesday, but an electrical glitch held up the start of classes a day. “We had a power surge that knocked out some of our registration computers,” said Haskell Registrar Manny King. “We had to call off all our classes.”
Youths discovering life beyond soccer
Nontraditional sports like lacrosse, rugby and fencing offer opportunities
August 23, 2001
The clashing of swords and short barks from masked fencers as they lunge and parry fill the lofty space in the suburban office park that is home to the Virginia Academy of Fencing. Since starting with 15 students a decade ago, academy owner Alexandre Ryjik has seen his enrollment grow to 500, half of whom are children.
Siblings are chess champs
August 23, 2001
Two young chess wizards from Lawrence recently took honors in a national competition. Deepyaman Datta, 11, won first place in the 11-and-under age category of the U.S. Junior Chess Championships July 27-29 in Tulsa, Okla. Deepyaman, a seventh-grader at Southwest Junior High School, won six out of six rounds to finish atop his category.
City code aims to keep a lid on stereo volume
August 23, 2001
By Jim Baker Don’t blast that Snoop Doggy Dogg CD on your car audio system TOO loudly. You could be breaking the law, at least in Lawrence. The city code section 17-116, to be specific prohibits drivers from operating vehicles with sound systems that can be heard from 50 feet or more away, according to Toni Wheeler, a staff attorney for the city of Lawrence.
Councilwoman acquitted of weapons charges
August 23, 2001
Merriam City Councilwoman Beth Snell and her boyfriend, William Wiswell, were acquitted Tuesday of selling illegal weapons from her martial arts store. Snell, 57, represents Merriam’s 1st Ward and is the owner of Ryukyu Martial Arts Co. She was charged with six counts of illegal use of a weapon and Wiswell, 55, who manages the store, faced two counts.
Treasurer eyes governorship
August 23, 2001
State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger is more interested in running for governor than he was several months ago. He said Wednesday that he might not wait on Congressman Jerry Moran, who represents the 1st District of western and central Kansas, to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination next year.
Fire forces hundreds from homes
August 23, 2001
Hundreds of residents Wednesday left their homes near Yosemite National Park as wind fanned a wildfire that was one of 32 major fires burning in the West. Six of the most active fires had burned more than 53,000 acres in northern California, but in Oregon and Washington rain helped firefighters get the upper hand.
Suspect sought in lewd incidents
August 23, 2001
By Mike Belt Douglas County Sheriff’s officers are requesting the public’s help in finding a man who reportedly has displayed lewd behavior toward women in the southern part of the county. Four similar cases have been reported to the Sheriff’s Office in about a month, spokeswoman Lt. Kathy Tate said.
U.S. to ditch missile treaty if Russian accord fails
August 23, 2001
The United States is prepared to withdraw unilaterally from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty so it can go ahead with missile defense plans if no agreement is reached with Russia on the accord, a senior U.S. diplomat visiting Moscow said Wednesday.
Condit beginning attempt at political rehabilitation
August 23, 2001
Rep. Gary Condit is talking for the first time about his relationship with missing intern Chandra Levy, agreeing to a series of interviews orchestrated by advisers to try to salvage his political career.
EPA to shift authority to states
August 23, 2001
An internal Environmental Protection Agency study concluded that the states are doing a poor job of monitoring and punishing water polluters, even as the Bush administration plans to turn more pollution enforcement over to the states.
People
August 23, 2001
Trouble in Shangri-La Shania Twain welcomes son There he is, Tony Danza Gumbels agree on divorce U2 singer’s father dies
Haskell stands by wetlands’ sanctity
Colorado meeting yields some understanding but no concessions on highway completion
August 23, 2001
By Dave Ranney There is a “good possibility” that there are Indian graves in the Haskell-Baker Wetlands, a highway department consultant conceded Wednesday. Haskell Indian Nations University officials met here with Kansas highway department consultants to discuss various proposed routes for the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Israelis debate sealing borders with walls
August 23, 2001
With the Mideast conflict still burning after 11 months, Israelis have launched a vigorous debate over whether it’s better to simply draw their own borders, building high walls and disentangling themselves from the Palestinians, rather than try to revive peace talks.
Enrollment drops
August 23, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The allure of alternative education prompted a steep enrollment drop in the Lawrence public school district’s kindergarten and first-grade classes. It translated into the district’s second consecutive first-day-of-school enrollment decline. “That’s the trend being set,” Supt. Randy Weseman said.
Survivor’ winner charged in assault
August 23, 2001
Former “Survivor” winner Richard Hatch pleaded innocent to a domestic assault charge after allegedly pushing a former partner who tried to force his way into Hatch’s home. Hatch went to the Newport County Courthouse on Tuesday to seek a restraining order against Glenn Boyanowski.
Early corn harvest showing variances
August 23, 2001
With corn harvest starting nearly two weeks early in Kansas, the first truck loads coming out of the fields show wide variations depending on the rainfall, heat and wind in each region.
HBO offers front row seat for Madonna
August 23, 2001
Nancy Geller isn’t shy about giving a shout out to Madonna as a perfect musical match for HBO. “She’s ideal for HBO, she’s the biggest, she’s an icon,” said Geller, senior vice president of original programming, the executive in charge of getting the live mojo workin’ for the No. 1 premium cable network.
Baseball Briefs
August 23, 2001
Cedeno contract offer rejected by Tigers Brewers’ Rigdon out for season
Volleyball scrimmage set
August 23, 2001
Kansas University’s volleyball team will have an intrasquad scrimmage at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Horejsi Center. The Jayhawks will open on Aug. 31 at a tournament in Charlotte, N.C.
American League Roundup: Reed gives lift to Twins
Pitcher acquired from Mets muffles Blue Jays
August 23, 2001
It took nearly a month, but Rick Reed may have finally settled into his Twins uniform. Reed allowed one run in seven innings for his best start with Minnesota, leading the slumping Twins to a 6-3 win over Toronto on Wednesday night.
National League Roundup: Sosa slams 47, 48, 49
Slugger has second three-homer game this month
August 23, 2001
Sammy Sosa is perfecting the art of the three-homer game, while passing up the chance to go for four. For the second time in two weeks Sosa homered three times in a game, and came out without swinging for a chance at a fourth shot, despite a 22-mph wind blowing out to left.
6Sports report: Firebirds’ hopes high for this season
August 23, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Firebirds’ practices for the upcoming season.
Life breathed into reeling hospital
August 23, 2001
The reprieve for the cash-strapped Halstead Hospital could be a short one, if it proves unprofitable under its new management. Tuesday, the hospital board agreed to a contract with Peak Management Corp., a company owned by Lost Springs entrepreneur Leslie Kitchenmaster.
6Sports report: Battle for QB position still neck and neck
August 23, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ continuing search for a starting quarterback.
Museum announces dinosaur invasion
August 23, 2001
The Sternberg Museum of Natural History isn’t resting on its laurels after this spring’s hugely successful exhibit, “A T. rex named Sue.” More than 100,000 people visited the museum at Fort Hays State University to see the cast of Sue, the largest Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever found.
Local briefs
August 23, 2001
Morning fire leads to arrest A 35-year-old Lawrence man on Wednesday was in the Douglas County Jail without bond on suspicion of arson. Authorities believe the man set fire Wednesday morning to an unoccupied ranch-style home at 1522 Harper Street, said Dan Morrow, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical battalion chief. The suspect will have his first appearance at 3:30 p.m. today in Douglas County District Court. Initial reports estimated $22,000 in damage to the house. A neighbor who saw smoke coming from the house called 911 at 8:58 a.m. Firefighters brought the fire under control in about 25 minutes, Morrow said, and no injuries were reported. Morrow said the house had not been occupied for quite some time. It could not be determined Wednesday night how investigators linked the suspect to the fire. More information should be available today, Morrow said. __________________________ Area: Ottawa to begin search for new city manager Ottawa City Manager Scott Lambers is leaving his post to take a similar job in Leawood. Lambers submitted his resignation Monday and will step down from his seven-year position Sept. 19. He will replace Dick Garofano, who retired in November after 21 years as city administrator. “The town was really poised for growth when I came here,” said Lambers, 45, “and I’m glad I was involved to help spur that growth.” Ottawa Mayor Gene Ramsey said the city council will meet in special session at noon today to discuss whether to hire a consultant to assist in finding Lambers’ replacement. In the meantime, Ramsey said the city probably will appoint an interim city manager. “Scott’s done a real good job and he’ll be hard to replace,” Ramsey said. __________________________ Lawrence: In-line skater arrested A Lawrence man was arrested Tuesday after he was seen clinging to the back of a moving car while in-line skating, police said. The driver of the car, a woman, was unaware of her extra passenger, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The car was stopped by a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy on the Kansas University campus near Naismith Drive and Irving Hill Road. The skater allegedly had grabbed a bike rack on the back of the car. Another motorist reported the incident. After the car was stopped, the in-line skater skated away and headed south on Naismith Drive, Pattrick said. The skater was stopped by a Lawrence Police officer and arrested for interference with a law officer’s duties. The charge was a result of skating away after the stop, Pattrick said. Eric Johnson, 20, was booked into the Douglas County Jail and then released on $150 bond. He is to appear in Municipal Court Sept. 12. __________________________ Crime: Bank reports embezzlement Lawrence Police are investigating a possible embezzlement from Commerce Bank, 955 Iowa. About $1,650 was reported taken from the bank during the period from March 1, 2000, to July 1, 2001, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The incident was reported Tuesday. A 23-year-old Lawrence woman who did work for the bank is a suspect, Pattrick said. He was not sure whether the woman still worked there. No arrest has been made. __________________________ 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.
E. coli outbreak linked to animals
August 23, 2001
State health officials have determined that 13 people who contracted E. coli bacteria at a county fair early this month visited animal barns or a petting zoo, then ate without washing their hands.
Rogue eagle, a beach menace, captured
August 23, 2001
A bald eagle that clawed a young girl and had harassed other beachgoers since late last week was captured Wednesday. Police say the eagle was caught by an animal control officer in Salisbury, Mass., near the New Hampshire line, and was taken to the Coastal Animal Clinic there.
Iran Cabinet nominees approved
August 23, 2001
In a victory for Iran’s reform-minded president, parliament on Wednesday approved all 20 of his Cabinet nominees despite the reservations of hard-liners and liberals alike. President Mohammad Khatami called his new ministers “competent, committed and compatible” with his plans to bring social and political change to Iran.
Urban sprawl, industrial development drive up values
August 23, 2001
Farmland values rose again in Kansas, up 2.5 percent this year despite low crop prices and an uncertain farm economy, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported. The biggest increase came in southeast Kansas, where the value of agricultural land soared nearly 6 percent. But the most expensive farmland remained around the big cities in northeast Kansas, the agency said.
Extradition to U.S. for drug lord OK’d
August 23, 2001
Colombia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday approved a U.S. request to extradite Fabio Ochoa, one of the highest-ranking former members of the violent Medellin cocaine cartel. The decision, pending its expected approval by President Andres Pastrana, paves the way for the most prominent extradition of a Colombian drug suspect since the 1980s.
Bush prepares to name new joint chiefs chairman
August 23, 2001
President Bush intends to nominate Air Force Gen. Richard Myers as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, White House officials said Wednesday. The selection of Myers, former commander in chief of the U.S. Space Command, would reflect Bush’s desire to place more emphasis on newer technologies, the importance of space and computers in warfare and emerging threats around the globe.
Kinship counts for jobs in Bush administration
August 23, 2001
In Washington, it’s not just who you know, but who’s your dad. Among the tens of thousands of names in the mix for presidentially appointed jobs, some have stood out: A Rehnquist. A junior Strom Thurmond. A Scalia. A Powell.
Transcripts show Clinton discussing Rich pardon
August 23, 2001
During his final days in office, former President Clinton told then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak he was considering granting a pardon to billionaire fugitive Marc Rich but suggested the act would generate controversy, according to transcripts of their phone calls.
Daily ticker
August 23, 2001
Powerball sales boom
Lawrence stores welcome drive for jackpot
August 23, 2001
By Mark Fagan Matching five numbers and the Powerball is one way to win. Another is to be one of 48 sales locations for the Kansas Lottery in Lawrence. “It’s huge,” said Shawn Brown, store manager for Hy-Vee, 4000 W. Sixth St. “It’s a considerable draw when it gets to be like this.”
Age, health influence Helms’ decision
August 23, 2001
Sen. Jesse Helms, the 79-year-old Republican whose sharp condemnations of communism and liberalism characterized three contentious decades on Capitol Hill, said Wednesday that he will not seek re-election next year.
Tony E. Rogers
August 23, 2001
Charlotte Gilliam
August 23, 2001
Joint purchase program progresses
August 23, 2001
Lawrence, Douglas County and the Lawrence school district are making progress toward combining their purchasing power, officials said Wednesday. The school district has different purchasing requirements than the other two governments, City Manager Mike Wildgen said, but officials are looking at joint purchase of everything from paper to long-distance phone service.
The Earnhardt report
That’s Racin’ answers fans’ lingering questions
August 23, 2001
After Tuesday’s news conference announcing the findings of NASCAR’s investigation into Dale Earnhardt’s fatal crash, reporters were given copies of the full two-volume report. Here are some questions that may be lingering in the minds of fans, and the answers that can be found in the report’s introduction and summary of conclusions:
Our Town Sports
August 23, 2001
Loud and clear
Teens pump up the volume with car audio systemsv
August 23, 2001
By Jim Baker Nick Bross likes to play his music loud 144.6 decibels, to be precise. “It’s nice and clean, and it’s pretty loud,” Nick says of the audio system he installed himself in his 1992 metallic blue Chevy Cavalier Z-24. The 17-year-old Eudora High School senior won second place in his class and third overall in a July 28 car audio competition at Pro Sound, 500 E. 23rd St.
Lawrence’s Short lone returnee with state experience
August 23, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus As the lone state qualifier back for both city schools, Leslie Short faces high expectations. “If she puts her mind to it, she can do some good things,” second-year LHS coach Mike Lewis said. “A lot of girls look up to her as the leader. She can definitely fill that role.”
LHS tennis falls in season opener
BVNW thumps Lions, 8-1
August 23, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High’s girls tennis players didn’t walk away from the Lawrence Tennis Center Wednesday night with their racquets hoisted in the air after a triumphant victory. In fact, the Lions fell hard to defending Class 6A champion Blue Valley Northwest, 8-1, in the season opener for both teams.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
August 23, 2001
Different view
August 23, 2001
Historic Oread
August 23, 2001
Grand entry
August 23, 2001
Word of Mouth: Stark raves
Award-winning restaurant offers upscale atmosphere and menu
August 23, 2001
By Diane Frook People dressed in eye-catching outfits, store windows filled with eye-catching merchandise, sidewalks dominated by eye-incarcerating, non-camouflaging, nature-defiant cow sculptures: The kaleidoscopic view of Kansas City seen on the Plaza invites a full spectrum of theories about society.
Spinning the Web: ‘Til the ‘WELL’ runs dry
Columnist returns to his Deadhead roots via the Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link
August 23, 2001
By Michael Newman I bought my first modem in 1984 a 300-baud appendage that protruded from the back of my Commodore 64. In those days, long before there was a World Wide Web, recreational users were mostly limited to online services like Compuserve, Genie and Quantumlink. There really wasn’t any such thing as Internet access and the free wealth of news, information and social gathering places that comes with it.
Film Review - ‘Ghosts of Mars’
John Carpenter continues to fumble the style he helped popularize with ‘Ghosts of Mars’
August 23, 2001
By Dan Lybarger John Carpenter is one of the few directors who, like Frank Capra or Alfred Hitchcock, gets to put his name above the titles of his films. But after churning out such thrill-free flicks as “Escape from L.A.,” “Vampires” and his latest “Ghosts of Mars,” he should discontinue the practice for fear of sullying what’s left of his good name.
Roots, rock, reggae
American Indian reggae band Native Roots shares positive vibes
August 23, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near When Emmett Garcia, founding member of the American Indian reggae group Native Roots, was growing up on his New Mexico homestead, his fellow tribe members were battling the residual, traumatic effects left over from when their grandparents had been forced into reservations. Where he called home was a place teeming with depression, both the economical and emotional kind that came with trying to be a part of two cultures and feeling that neither one was a comfortable fit.
Counties OK riverbank project
August 23, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Douglas and Leavenworth County officials Wednesday agreed to endorse a $2 million project to stabilize the banks of the Kansas River near Eudora. Douglas County commissioners approved paying $600,000 for their share of the project, which calls for building four dikes out from the north side of the riverbank, just west of the Kansas River bridge at Eudora.
Arts Notes
August 23, 2001
Film-theater students offer drama classes Indy Showcase highlights docs Van Cliburn winner to play in KC Walnut Valley Festival tickets on sale
Computers display criminal tendencies
August 23, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group The thing about criminals is, even some of the smartest are not very bright. Even the former college professor with a Berkeley degree in marine biology who also was a bank robber.
A last resort
August 23, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Plans for a resort at Clinton Lake are on their last legs. It appears that this isn’t the right time or the right plan for a resort at Clinton Lake. Even before the gates were closed on Clinton Dam, long-range plans have called for some type of resort at the lake.