Archive for Wednesday, August 29, 2001

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Baseball Briefs
August 29, 2001
Indians’ Manuel undergoes surgery Martin’s USC claim apparently untrue
Stricter safety standards for bus drivers sought
August 29, 2001
Bus and truck drivers should be required to undergo more stringent physical examinations, federal officials said Tuesday, linking recent crashes to drivers with heart problems, kidney disease and poorly controlled diabetes.
Pilot praised for landing disabled plane
August 29, 2001
The pilot of a Canadian airliner that lost engine power and glided for 18 minutes said Tuesday he was no hero, but only doing his job in bringing the plane to safety with 304 people aboard.
Screenwriter loses claim on ‘007’
August 29, 2001
A legal battle that outlasted James Bond’s clashes with the forces of SPECTRE came to a close Monday with the martini-swilling secret agent finally learning the identity of his real father.
Correction
August 29, 2001
The score attributed to Free State High’s Jaclyn Morgenstern’s from the Olathe East girls golf invitational was incorrect in Tuesday’s Journal-World. Morgenstern shot a round of 101 at the tournament on Monday at Iron Horse Golf Club in Olathe.
LHS wins opener in soccer
August 29, 2001
Senior Jamie Peterson scored two goals and had two assists as Lawrence High beat Topeka West, 4-2, in the soccer opener for both teams on Tuesday. Peterson’s first goal came at 33 minutes off an assist by Joey Kelly. In the 45th minute, Josh Lorenzo scored off a Peterson assist.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
August 29, 2001
Are you sure?
August 29, 2001
McCain to undergo surgery today
August 29, 2001
Sen. John McCain will undergo surgery today to treat a benign enlargement of his prostate, his office announced. The surgery will be performed at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix on the senator’s 65th birthday.
Mideast context
August 29, 2001
Simple solution
August 29, 2001
Caution called for
August 29, 2001
Journal-World Editorial A presidential aide gets a pleasing lesson in identification. President Bush’s national security adviser should feel quite good about an experience she recently had in Kansas City since “security” is her business.
Preserving history
August 29, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Watkins Community Museum of History deserves the community’s support. The Watkins Community Museum of History is an important part of Lawrence and Douglas County and deserves the community’s support as it works through financial and management challenges that recently came to light.
Bernice MacKenzie
August 29, 2001
Jean Ann Knipp
August 29, 2001
George E. Powell
August 29, 2001
Lawren “Skinny” Pringle Sr.
August 29, 2001
City commission briefs
August 29, 2001
Arts project to honor poet City solicits bus shelter bids
Inspectors close fraternity house
Alpha Epsilon Pi house expected to regain compliance this week
August 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Members of a Kansas University fraternity ordered out of their house by city code inspectors are hoping to return later this week. On Aug. 22, inspectors told residents of the Alpha Epsilon Pi their house at 1116 Ind. wasn’t safe to live in.
On the record
August 29, 2001
Ottawa University launches Web site
August 29, 2001
Ottawa University alumni, faculty and others have a new way to keep in touch. The university has launched a new online community site, where members can interact using message boards, e-mail, chat rooms and news postings.
Giveaway combines KU football, scholarships
Endowment association promotion slated for UCLA game
August 29, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Twenty-five Kansas University students will each win $1,000 at the Jayhawks’ football game Sept. 8. The unprecedented giveaway by KU Endowment Association is expected to increase attendance at the KU-UCLA game in Memorial Stadium. Students aren’t required to purchase anything to be eligible. Winners won’t actually receive a check.
NFL to lock out officials
Replacement refs to work games on Thursday
August 29, 2001
The NFL is about to learn what happens when its oft-criticized officials are not on the field. With the breakdown of talks in Dallas between the league and the NFL Referees Association, replacement officials will work exhibition games, the first labor stoppage among officials in NFL history.
Chain gang crew replaced
August 29, 2001
Steve Ramirez didn’t think he had a chance to fill one of the five openings on Kansas University’s football sideline crew. “I’d been thinking for the last two or three years it was something I’d like to do,” said Ramirez, assistant director of KU’s equal opportunity office.
Humpy Bumper passes
August 29, 2001
Researchers tested the energy-absorbing Humpy Bumper on Tuesday by sending a remote-controlled Winston Cup car crashing into a wall as a NASCAR official watched. All indications were that the test at Lowe’s Motor Speedway was a success, but the damage and data from a “black box” inside the car still must be analyzed.
Febles’ two homers help Royals end skid - Kansas City 10, Anaheim 4
August 29, 2001
Carlos Febles wouldn’t be surprised if his first multihomer game is his last. “I’m not a power hitter, I’ll never be a power hitter,” the second baseman said Tuesday night after going deep twice in Kansas City’s 10-4 victory over Anaheim. His second and third home runs of the season brought his three-year season total to 15 as the Royals snapped their six-game losing streak.
Two Jayhawks investigated for purse theft
August 29, 2001
By Mike Belt Two Kansas University football players suspended Monday for “violating team rules” had been investigated for the theft of a purse and use of a stolen credit card to buy a pizza. The investigation started after the purse’s owner identified the players from photographs shown to her by KU police. She said Tuesday she wanted to press charges.
Kansas town eyes ethanol plant
Investment group says project would benefit several segments of community
August 29, 2001
An ethanol plant in northeast Kansas could boost the area’s sagging economy, according to people planning to build the plant. Ethanol Grain Processors Inc. of Washington is close to completing a feasibility study and is working on a business plan to build a plant that would convert corn to ethanol, a gasoline additive.
State briefs
August 29, 2001
Wichita: Inmate death lawsuit thrown out Wichita: Radio reporter’s car stolen from work Fort Riley: Human remains found at demolition site
Innocent plea entered in area murder case
August 29, 2001
John Powell said Tuesday he did not kill a Lawrence man whose body was found in rural Franklin County. Powell, 44, Overbrook, pleaded innocent during his arraignment before Franklin County Judge James J. Smith on a second-degree murder charge.
Kansans’ scores climb on SAT
State students top national average
August 29, 2001
State education officials were pleased Tuesday with the latest SAT college entrance exam results, showing Kansas students topping the national averages. Kansas students taking the exam posted an average verbal score of 577, compared to 506 nationally, and 580 on math, compared to 514 nationally.
Israeli troops take over Palestinian town
August 29, 2001
Israeli troops seized parts of this Palestinian town and fortified positions with sandbags Tuesday as Israel said it was settling in for an indefinite stay a first in 11 months of fighting. The U.S. government urged Israel to withdraw and the Palestinians to stop shooting at Israeli residential neighborhoods.
SLT routes under review
32nd and 42nd options leading candidates, KDOT officials say
August 29, 2001
By Joel Mathis The state highway department’s point man for the embattled South Lawrence Trafficway said Tuesday that proposed 32nd and 42nd street routes are the leading candidates for completion. Mike Rees, chief counsel for the Kansas Department of Transportation, made the statement to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Brady Chiropractic focuses on long term
August 29, 2001
Company: Brady Chiropractic Clinic, 1104 E. 23rd St. Owner: James Brady, doctor of chiropractic. Number of employees: Eight. Years in business: 18.
6Sports report: LHS volleyball lacks seniors, not talent
August 29, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on this year’s Lawrence High School girls’ volleyball team.
Payless Cashways to liquidate
August 29, 2001
By Mark Fagan Payless Cashways Inc. is going out of business. The Kansas City, Mo.-based business a home-improvement retailer and supplier of building materials announced late Tuesday that it would conduct “an orderly liquidation” under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Markets, consumer confidence fall
August 29, 2001
Stock prices tumbled Tuesday when a report of slumping consumer confidence raised Wall Street’s fears about a further delay in an economic recovery. The report from the Conference Board upset investors who had been consoled in recent months by the fact that consumers kept buying houses, cars and clothes, although at a slower pace.
Soy smoothies get hot start on the grill
August 29, 2001
For a healthful twist on cool summer drinks, try a Grilled Pineapple Smoothie with soy milk. When you fire up the grill, put a fresh pineapple over medium-hot coals for 8-10 minutes.
Cheese tips and trends tempt the palate
August 29, 2001
Looking for a simple yet sophisticated entertainment solution with no cooking and little preparation? Take a cue from wine bars and serve a cheese course. Select as many as five cheeses from the same family, such as cheddars or blues, or the same texture, such as semi-soft or hard.
Cooking in college
August 29, 2001
College years are ripe for making memories, but good eating isn’t usually one of them. Three recent Williams College graduates hope to change that with “The Healthy College Cookbook: Quick. Cheap. Easy” (Storey Books, $14.95). They begin with advice on setting up a kitchen, definitions of cooking terms and a review of herbs and spices before launching into recipes for all times of the day.
Shrimp ready in a zip
August 29, 2001
The sprightly combination of lemon and dill is a great seasoning for sweet pink shrimp. With these three ingredients and rice, it could take you all of 25 minutes to produce a main dish for four diners. The first shortcut involves buying fully cooked, peeled shrimp found in many supermarkets.
College Cooking 101
Students rely on intuition, spice to create tasty dishes
August 29, 2001
By Jim Baker Sam Feinberg takes Ramen noodles that staple of college cuisine to places where they probably shouldn’t go. Feinberg, a 21-year-old Kansas University junior, has developed a signature dish that the noodle makers probably never dreamed of. His culinary creation: boiled Ramen noodles with cold cuts saut in Oriental-spiced cooking oil, served in a special sauce.
Garden produce adds to Mediterranean recipe
Healthful main dish makes quick work of chicken, orzo pasta and fresh vegetables
August 29, 2001
Mediterranean is a key word in this recipe, with the plentiful use of fresh vegetables among its implications. Seasonal tomatoes and zucchini from your back yard or local farmers market would be perfect ingredients to accompany the chicken and orzo the tiny, rice-shaped pasta.
Accident death toll rises to three
August 29, 2001
Authorities continue to investigate a construction accident that claimed the lives of three workers in a sewer connection. Autopsies were being performed Tuesday on the victims, who were employees of Emerson Construction and died while checking a new sewer line for leaks in a new subdivision in southwest Topeka.
University endowments dip with stock market
KU endowment slips 3 percent; KSU, Wichita State endowments also report off years
August 29, 2001
By Scott Rothschild After years of healthy growth, the Kansas University endowment took a dip during the last fiscal year. The value of the endowment, which helps finance KU, fell by 3 percent, or $25 million, for the period from July 1, 2000, through June 30, 2001, according to endowment officials citing preliminary figures.
CMA tips hat to best artists
Sara Evans, ‘O Brother’ sountrack lead country music award nominees
August 29, 2001
Sara Evans, who became a country sensation this year with the success of her third album, “Born to Fly,” was showered with seven nominations for the Country Music Assn. awards on Tuesday.
Sampras out to prove he’s still among favorites
Former champion, who has gone 17 tournaments without a title, works hard for first-round victory over Boutter
August 29, 2001
Pete Sampras began his 13th U.S. Open in the uncustomary role of sentimental favorite and aging underdog. So as he closed in on an arduous first-round victory, the sort that used to be routine, the small crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium roared in support.
6Sports report: Free State last to choose starter
August 29, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State High School search for a starting Quarterback.
Ship-bound Afghan refugees threaten to jump overboard
August 29, 2001
Squeezed onto a Norwegian cargo ship under a harsh tropical sun, hundreds of refugees refused to eat and threatened to jump overboard Tuesday, as Australia denied them entry for a second day. The United Nations issued a plea for compassion.
Firefighters’ deaths bring murder charges
August 29, 2001
A man was charged with murder Tuesday in the deaths of two pilots whose firefighting planes collided over a blaze that may have broken out at an illegal drug lab in the woods. Frank Brady, 50, of Redwood Valley was being held without bail after Mendocino County prosecutor Norm Vroman filed the charges.
People
August 29, 2001
‘Friends’ to go separate ways ‘Seagull’ flight ends No hidden meanings Marriage made in Hollywood A little help from his friends
WED Best Bets
August 29, 2001
THE SHINS perform today at 9 p.m. at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. TODAY
8-29 Jayni
August 29, 2001
‘Jayni’ gets it together MORE: www.sunflower.com/jayni.shtml
Nation Briefs
August 29, 2001
Seattle: Motorists urge jump from bridge New York City: This year’s SAT scores virtually unchanged Atlanta: CDC study finds drop in pregnant smokers Chicago: Police officer shot, briefly held hostage North Carolina: Sprint worker injured in explosion at office
8-29 Krumm column
August 29, 2001
What is the nutritional value of watermelon? Watermelons are low in calories and very nutritious. Watermelon is also high in lycopene, second only to tomatoes. Recent research suggests that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, helps prevent some forms of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
College Cooking 101
August 29, 2001
Students rely on intuition — and lots of spice — to create cheap, tasty dishes
Alabama court refuses MLK display
August 29, 2001
A black lawmaker was blocked from placing a display honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech in the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court rotunda next to a newly installed Ten Commandments monument.
NFL Training Camp Roundup: All-Pro cornerback Rolle walks out on Titans
August 29, 2001
All-Pro cornerback Samari Rolle left the Tennessee Titans because of a contract dispute and flew to Denver to meet with his agents. He did not inform the Titans and failed to attend a team meeting Tuesday.
American League Roundup: Mussina mystifes Jays
Toronto baserunning blunders aid Yankees
August 29, 2001
The Toronto Blue Jays helped make Mike Mussina’s job easy Tuesday night. Aided by five outs on the bases, Mussina held Toronto scoreless for eight innings to lead the New York Yankees to a 4-0 victory.
Racism is what set Helms apart
August 29, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Those who believe that the “liberal press” always has its knives sharpened for Republicans and conservatives must have been flummoxed by the coverage of Sen. Jesse Helms’ announcement last week that he will not run for re-election next year in North Carolina.
Former client’s bequest bolsters KU speech clinic
August 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Russell Pardee hadn’t spoken in 20 years. A stroke left him unable to walk, speak or write. He communicated only through facial expressions and hand gestures. If there was something really pressing on his mind, he’d cut out words from newspapers to form sentences.
KCC to study rules limiting utility shut-offs
Cold weather rule’ will stay in place at least through this winter
August 29, 2001
State regulators have rejected a proposal from a natural gas supplier to make it tougher for people to get their service reconnected this winter if they are behind on their bills.
Daily ticker
August 29, 2001
Chef talks tomatoes, in season and beyond
August 29, 2001
It’s worth paying attention to advice from chef Cory Schreiber, especially when it deals with fresh local produce, anywhere in the country. In this case, he’s talking tomatoes. Schreiber presides over Wildwood, the Portland restaurant he opened in 1994 that established his reputation regionally and nationally.
World Briefs
August 29, 2001
Afghanistan: Taliban troops destroy hidden stash of alcohol Bosnia: Mass grave offers evidence of cover-up Peru: Extradition efforts for ex-president expand
Nation Briefs
August 29, 2001
North Carolina: Appeal cites drunken lawyer California: Rodney King arrested California: Condit’s children resign jobs New York City: Ex-Teamsters leader on trial
Trash site a national treasure until toxic legacy uncovered
August 29, 2001
A day after honoring a California landfill with the same historic landmark status as George Washington’s home, Interior Secretary Gale Norton on Tuesday revoked the honor after she found out what a dump it really is.
China makes spectacle of crushing CD piracy
August 29, 2001
They really brought out the big guns for this one: Giant balloons reached toward the clouds. Hundreds of customs agents stood in rows, listening to marching music that included a chunk of “It’s a Small World After All.” FM 95.1 went live.
Unilateral action not all bad
August 29, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The age of unilateralism may have finally arrived. During the Cold War, bilateralism was the watchword as the two superpowers the United States and the Soviet Union negotiated treaties and vied with each other through surrogates.
Friends and neighbors
August 29, 2001
Briefcase
August 29, 2001
Tax preparer: H&R Block announces loss in first-quarter Computers: Slow economy prompts Gateway to cut jobs Lawsuits: Panel upholds ruling on Cendant settlement Drugmaker: Bayer shares rally on possible acquisition
Watermelon rich in nutrients, flavor
August 29, 2001
By Susan Krumm What is the nutritional value of watermelon? Watermelons are low in calories and very nutritious. Watermelon is also high in lycopene, second only to tomatoes. Recent research suggests that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, helps prevent some forms of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Jayni’ brings world of flavors together
August 29, 2001
They’re handy, hearty and limited only by the imagination. Learn more about the everyday hero on this week’s “Jayni’s Kitchen” episode: “Sandwiches: A world of flavors between two slices of bread.”
Horoscopes
August 29, 2001
By law, Indian tribes must be consulted
August 29, 2001
By Joel Mathis Environmental impact studies on proposed alignments for the South Lawrence Trafficway could be complete by next spring, Mike Rees said Tuesday, but there is one wild card: A federal requirement that American Indian tribes be consulted in the process.
National League Roundup: Phillies catch Braves in East race
Rolen’s 11th-inning heroics spark Philadelphia past Mets
August 29, 2001
Scott Rolen saved the Philadelphia Phillies with his glove, then put away the game with his bat. Rolen prevented at least two runs with a diving stop and hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning Tuesday night to help lift Philadelphia to a 9-6 victory over the New York Mets and into a first-place tie in the NL East.
Drug cases call for restraint
August 29, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law In the last month, the pharmaceuticals industry has suffered two major blows. The first was the recall in the United States of one of the statin drugs produced by Bayer under the name Baycol.
Nellie Grace Evans
August 29, 2001
FBI backs up Costa Rica probe
Case is still a ‘front-burner issue’ in Central American country, senator says
August 29, 2001
By Dave Ranney The FBI has found no fault with Costa Rican officials’ handling of the investigation of Shannon Martin’s slaying, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback said Tuesday “The FBI is saying they’ve done everything right,” the Kansas Republican said, minutes before addressing a breakfast meeting of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce at Hallmark Cards inc., 101 McDonald Drive.
Column offers comfort for those who have lost pets
August 29, 2001
NCAA book of records has Kansas listed often
August 29, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Everybody seems to be cutting back these days. Even the NCAA, the pseudo-subsidiary of CBS perceived to toss dollar bills around like non-winning PowerBall tickets. How do I know the NCAA is cutting back? Because its 2001 Football Records Book contains 64 fewer pages than the 2000 edition. What’s missing? I don’t know.
Bush calls for more military spending
President pledges to block attempts to raise taxes
August 29, 2001
Unbowed by the latest bad budget news, President Bush ratcheted up the stakes for his military spending increases by painting a dark picture Wednesday of a vulnerable America.
KU ‘moving on’ after suspensions
August 29, 2001
By Robert Sinclair At one point during Kansas’ football practice Tuesday, red-shirt freshman quarterback Mario Kinsey ran the option with sophomore running back Reggie Duncan to perfection. Unfortunately for the Jayhawks, both players were working with the backups.
6News: Fatal pile up
August 29, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the 4 truck pile up that killed a local couple.
Pauline M. Heyman
August 29, 2001
Greg and Robin Paulson
August 29, 2001
Limousine driver rolling in style
August 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Larry Ojeleye’s Rolls Royce may have previously belonged to a movie star, and Ojeleye felt like a celebrity driving it. “Everybody was staring,” he said. “It kind of made me nervous.” Ojeleye, who owns Affordable Limousine Service, a Lawrence company, bought the rare 1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III earlier this month using the Internet auction service eBay.
Unlike Bonds, Sosa loves chase
Cubs’ slugger keeps on smiling, figures to pass grumpy Giants’ phenom before year is over
August 29, 2001
“That’s a noise,” grinned the Grinch, “That I simply must hear!” So he paused. And the Grinch put a hand to his earring-ed ear. … But the sound wasn’t sad! Why, this sound sounded merry to Barry! It couldn’t be so! But it WAS merry! VERY!
Scouting the nation
Who’s hot, who’s not around country
August 29, 2001
Taking in the 2001 college football season five-at-time. The race for the Heisman Trophy is so wide open even players from Oregon and Oregon State can win college football’s top individual prize. Our contenders, followed by a school Web site address to keep up with their exploits,
Crash kills couple
Lawrence husband, wife die in Pa.
August 29, 2001
By Mindie Paget A Lawrence couple died Monday night in a crash involving four tractor-trailers on an eastern Pennsylvania interstate. Greg and Robin Paulson, both 35, died after a tractor-trailer driven by Roy Bridges, Harrisburg, Pa., crossed the center grass median on Interstate 78 for an unknown reason and collided head-on with their tractor-trailer, a Pennsylvania State Police accident report said.
Savor the flavor of summer’s end
August 29, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger We think of Labor Day weekend as the official end of summer, our last warm-weather holiday and, for some of us, the point of no return for the school year. Whether it marks a last trip to the lake this year or is simply a three-day weekend to loll around the house, Labor Day also is a natural occasion for cooking outdoors.
Local briefs
August 29, 2001
New instruments to assist in accident investigations Investigating serious traffic accidents has gone high-tech at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Steve Rector, above, and Cpl. Gary Bunting Jr. demonstrated new laser measuring equipment and other devices Tuesday outside the Douglas County Jail. Since Jan. 1, the department’s two-man investigation squad has been called out at least seven times, mainly for fatality traffic accidents. The new instruments will help. “We get more detailed and more accurate information than the old-fashioned methods of using a measuring tape,” Rector said. “It’s also easier to keep track of what measurements you’ve taken.” With the new system, various instrument measurements are downloaded into a computer to diagram the accident, Bunting said. The equipment cost about $10,000. __________________________ Memorial: KU delegation to attend services for benefactor Several Kansas University officials will be in Logan today, attending funeral services for Dane Bales, a generous and longtime supporter of the university. Bales died Sunday. He was 83. KU officials making the trip are Chancellor Robert Hemenway; Don Hagen, executive vice chancellor at KU Medical Center; Toni Marie Montgomery, dean of the fine arts department; Fred Williams, president of the KU Alumni Association; Jim Martin, president of the KU Endowment Association; Judy Wright, director of the association’s Chancellors Club; Richard Konzem, associate athletics director; music professors Christopher Moore and Jim Higdon. The group will travel aboard airplanes belonging to the university and to Douglas County Bank. Douglas County Bank President Ross Beach and his wife, Marianna, will accompany the group. Bales and his wife, Polly, are best known for underwriting the Dane and Polly Bales Organ Recital Hall adjacent to the Lied Center on KU’s West Campus. __________________________ Government: County commission to meet in Lecompton Douglas County commissioners tonight will meet with the Lecompton City Council to discuss one of the city’s major thoroughfares. The county has budgeted $450,000 to repave and add shoulders to County Road 1029 from the intersection of County Road 438 to Lecompton. The $1.6 million project is on the county’s five-year plan. State funds will cover 80 percent of construction costs. The county and city also will discuss project design issues, such as the possible realignment of the intersection of County Roads 1029 and 438. The Kansas Turnpike Authority is talking about making Interstate 70 from Topeka to the Lecompton interchange six lanes tentatively around 2007 which could push 438 to the north a couple hundred feet. During the regular agenda, the commission will consider approval to negotiate a biennial bridge inspection contract and discuss a road maintenance agreement with Baldwin. The meeting starts at 6:35 p.m. at the Lecompton Community Building, 333 Elmore. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.639 per gallon at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. 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. __________________________ Apparent drowning under investigation Lawrence Police are investigating the apparent drowning death of a young man whose body was discovered late Tuesday night at a private pool. A call reporting a body in the bottom of the swimming pool at Cedarwood Apartments, 2411 Cedarwood Ave., came in just before 11 p.m., said Lawrence Police Sgt. Randy Roberts. Roberts said the body was that of a white male, approximately 23 years old. Residents of the apartment complex who came outside when they heard sirens said paramedics attempted to revive the man at the scene, but he was already dead. A MIL-SPEC security guard said the body was discovered by a man who was locking the fenced pool for the evening. The posted hours for the pool are 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The time of the apparent drowning has not been determined, Roberts said. Investigators were examining the body Tuesday night to determine the cause of death, which won’t be released until today. Foul play is not suspected, Roberts said. “Right now, it just looks like a drowning,” he said. __________________________ Apartment fire linked to unattended pan on stove An unattended pan left on a stove is blamed for a Monday night fire in a western Lawrence apartment complex, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical said. Firefighters were sent about 10:15 p.m. to the apartment complex at 5111 Congressional Circle. Smoke was showing from apartment A3, Battalion Chief Peter Houston said. The occupant of the apartment, identified by Fire & Medical as Chaconie Edwards, was not home at the time, they said. Other adjacent apartments were evacuated but no one was injured, Houston said. Those apartments were not damaged. The fire was confined to the kitchen; damage was listed at $3,500
NASCAR completes testing
August 29, 2001
NASCAR completed a two-day open test at Talladega Superspeedway on Tuesday, with the focus switching from aerodynamics to individual team needs.