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Alcohol to be allowed at KU tailgating parties
August 30, 2001
It’s official alcohol will be allowed at pre-game tailgating parties at Kansas University.
Suspect in six deaths captured
Fugitive sought in killing of family members found hiding in mother’s backyard
August 30, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 4:34 p.m.)
Between 30 and 40 cars derail south of Wichita
August 30, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 4:35 p.m.)
People
August 30, 2001
Janet sidelined again Leguizamo back on Broadway Actress charged in crash Dixie Chicks sue Sony
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August 30, 2001
Dow Industrials —131.13, 10,090.90
The Mag: 8/30 Weird News
August 30, 2001
Lead stories Paul Morgan of Biloxi, Miss., has been busy the past few weeks lining up Web site viewers, at $20 each, to watch him slice off both his feet on Oct. 31 with a homemade guillotine. Morgan’s feet are nonfunctional because of an automobile accident, and he wants hydraulically operated prostheses to make him more mobile, but this is the only way he knows to raise the $200,000 to buy them. Although traffic on CutOffMyFeet.com is heavy, as of mid-August, Morgan had signed up only 10 viewers.
Business briefcase for Thursday
August 30, 2001
Computer Associates shareholders reject new investor-backed board
World Briefs
August 30, 2001
East Timor: Voters turnout high for first free election Afghanistan: Foreign aid workers to be put on trial Japan: Domestic rocket’s launch a success
Age shouldn’t be deciding factor in couple’s plans
August 30, 2001
Horoscopes
August 30, 2001
Scientists find virus can kill cancer tumors
August 30, 2001
Scientists have wiped out tumors in mice using a common virus that apparently tricks cancer cells into self-destructing. It is too early to know whether the approach might work in humans. Many treatments that look promising in mice prove disappointing when they are tested on people.
Navy rewrites history on sinking of USS Eagle
August 30, 2001
For more than half a century, the Navy said a boiler was to blame for an explosion that sank the USS Eagle PE-56 within sight of the Maine coast, killing 49 sailors. But now the Navy is rewriting the Eagle’s record to reflect what survivors said all along: A torpedo from a German submarine sank the ship.
Lecompton residents want road made safer
August 30, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Just make the road safer. That was the plea from several Lecompton residents Wednesday night about the current condition of County Road 1029, which heads into this town northwest of Lawrence.
Out of Africa
Bobo’s Buka blends multicultural flavors into an ever-revolving menu
August 30, 2001
By Diane Frook “Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it,” advises the motto of Bobo’s Buka regarding its African-inspired food. “You might just get hooked!” The problem is, although you might (or might not) get hooked on the food, it’s much dicier to predict a growing affinity for the other aspects of this restaurant.
Golfer’s digest
Businessman’s game isn’t always easy for the so-called experts
August 30, 2001
By Seth Jones I’m on the 11th tee at The Tournament Player’s Club at Deere Run, in Moline, Ill. It’s one of the finer golf courses in the Midwest, but I’ve been dreading this moment for almost two months now. I think to myself, “One day, you’ll be decent at golf. It’ll be a fluke, but maybe that day is today.”
Ghost’ writer
Daniel Clowes brings his underground comic ‘Ghost World’ to the big screen
August 30, 2001
By Dan Lybarger While history and prestigious novels like “Corelli’s Mandolin” have inspired a lot of movies this year, it’s interesting to note that a comic book adaptation is quickly becoming one of the best received films on the market. “Ghost World” Director Terry Zwigoff’s (“Crumb”) adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ comic strip, has charmed critics and moviegoers with its tale of two girls, Enid Coleslaw (Thora Birch) and her buddy Rebecca (Scarlett Johannson), whose friendship falls apart after they leave high school. It finally opens in Kansas City this week.
Laura Kirk is almost ‘Famous’
Kansas University grad is winning raves for her celebrity-spoofing mockumentary
August 30, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near After years of taking acting classes, doing commercials and the occasional small movie role, not to mention scores of temporary jobs just to keep eating, Laura Kirk could be on the verge of fame. The trick to Kirk’s garnering fame that rare commodity where people know you, or think they know you is that she’s doing it by starring in her very own movie-within-a-movie about two wannabe actors obsessed with landing any acting role they can.
Film review - ‘Jeepers Creepers’
Jeepers Creepers’ provides useful tips on creating offensive, stupid horror films
August 30, 2001
By Loey Lockerby For anyone unfamiliar with the rules of bad horror movies, writer-director Victor Salva (“Powder”) has put together a helpful little primer called “Jeepers Creepers.” A brother and sister (Justin Long and Gina Philips) witness a horrific crime while driving through rural Florida, and soon find a demonic killer after them. Their ensuing adventure is a virtual how-to for those intent on using sheer stupidity to live out their worst nightmares.
Into the eye of the storm
Local photographer seeks lethal situations for the perfect shot
August 30, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Contrary to his lifestyle, Gary Smith does not have a death wish. Though he’s served as a war correspondent, traveled to third-rate hellholes, dodged bullets, lightning, earthquakes, floods and erupting volcanoes, Smith would rather be out of harms way most of the time.
Poll question:
Should credit card companies be prohibited from soliciting on campus?
August 30, 2001
Increasing your debt history
August 30, 2001
By Greg Douros To start the new school year out, perhaps you are looking for yet another John Belushi T-shirt with the words “college” printed across his chest, or maybe you desperately require a Frisbee, or a Slinky, or even a bottle of pop. Don’t sweat it, campus credit card pushers are here to the rescue. You know the routine. Just fill out these forms and the vital goods are yours. Now let’s just have a look-see at your credit card application.
Brothers gonna work it out
Clint K Band invigorates Lawrence with strong ‘Three Man Show’
August 30, 2001
By Geoff Harkness One of rock’s unspoken rules is that bands led by brothers (Oasis, The Black Crowes, Van Halen) tend to squabble once in a while.
Crime Stoppers guy arrested
August 30, 2001
Tip to Crime Stoppers leads to suspect’s arrest
Our Town Sports
August 30, 2001
Dow closes below 10,000
August 30, 2001
Get Real Girls get ready to rock Barbie’s world
August 30, 2001
Barbie’s buxom bod and fashion fripperies have long been under attack for setting unrealistic standards for girls. So a decade ago, a new doll challenged her supremacy. With a more realistic body shape, the “Happy to Be Me” doll was widely applauded by adults. But girls took to her like broccoli with liver sauce, and within months, Happy headed off to that great garage sale in the sky. Barbie never blinked.
Hotels line up football business
August 30, 2001
By Mark Fagan Stephen Horton has some advice for anyone trying to score a hotel room leading up to Kansas University’s home football opener this weekend in Lawrence. Be prepared to punt. “I am sold out for every at-home game between now and Nov. 17,” said Horton, general manager of the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
American League Roundup: C.C. too tough for Sox
Rookie pitches Cleveland to 2-1 triumph
August 30, 2001
C.C. Sabathia may soon have to show some documented proof that he’s a 21-year-old rookie. Sabathia matched a season-high with 11 strikeouts and Juan Gonzalez and Ellis Burks hit consecutive homers Wednesday night, leading Cleveland to a 2-1 win over Boston.
Texas escapee asks for, receives death penalty
August 30, 2001
The ringleader of one of the biggest prison escapes in Texas history was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing a police officer, hours after he asked to be executed because he didn’t want to live like an animal in prison.
Local briefs
August 30, 2001
Johnson presidential library to feature Lawrence painter A Lawrence artist’s work will be displayed at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in fall 2002. Wayne Wildcat’s painting depicting struggles of the civil rights movement captured the attention of the library’s curator, Sandor Cohen, who on Wednesday came to Lawrence from Austin, Tex., to see the painting. He plans to show it in conjunction with a Smithsonian exhibit of 1960s photographs. Wildcat is shown above with the painting at the Lawrence Public Library. “Quest for Freedom,” a 9 1/2-by-30-foot oil painting, depicts familiar scenes from the ‘60s, including fire hosings, police brutality against blacks and the Apollo 11 moon landing astronauts. The painting will be on display until Sept. 6 at the library. __________________________ Investigation: Coroner conducts autopsy on apparent drowning victim An autopsy was planned for Wednesday afternoon on the body of a Kansas University student thought to have drowned in an apartment complex swimming pool, Lawrence Police said. The victim was identified by police as Georgie Athial, 23, who lived in an apartment in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. That is the address for Cedar Woods Apartments. No foul play is suspected, Pattrick said. The body was found about 11 p.m. by a Cedar Woods employee checking the pool. Athial, whose hometown was listed as Olathe, was a graduate student in engineering, the University Relations office said. Pattrick said he did not know when the autopsy results would be available. __________________________ Government: Legislative panel approves audit of Medicaid expenses State lawmakers Wednesday approved a wide-ranging audit of Kansas Medicaid expenses. Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing and chairman of the House budget committee, requested the audit, saying he hoped it would come up with ways to save money. Wilk said he was not implying there was any kind of fraud but wanted to find ways to more efficiently spend tax dollars. He said Kansas spends about $800 million annually on Medicaid. About $320 million of that is state money with the rest coming from the federal government. The audit is expected to be completed before the 2002 legislative session starts in January. __________________________ Education: More KU professors awarded $5,000 Kemper Fellowships Four more Kansas University professors have received $5,000 W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence. The annual awards, funded by the William T. Kemper Foundation and the KU Endowment Association, are given to 20 faculty members picked by a committee. The latest honorees, who received their awards Monday and Tuesday, are: Christopher T. Allen, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science. William M. Tsutsui, associate professor of history. James B. Carothers, professor of English. Stephen S. Ilardi, assistant professor of psychology. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.639 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. __________________________ Tip to Crime Stoppers leads to suspect’s arrest An anonymous tip Wednesday led Lawrence Police to a suspect on the Crime Stoppers most-wanted list. Damon Edwards, 24, Lawrence, was arrested without incident in an apartment 1401 E. 24th St., Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Edwards was wanted for felony probation violation because he had not reported to his Douglas County Communications officer for several months. He was placed on the most-wanted list a few weeks ago. Police received the tip Wednesday afternoon, Pattrick said. Edwards also was wanted on misdemeanors for failure to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court and failure to comply with two court orders. Edwards on Wednesday was in the Douglas County Jail on bonds totaling $22,393.
Foster care agencies meet with Graves
State officials pledge to work with contractors but make no financial commitments
August 30, 2001
By Dave Ranney and Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves and the state’s major foster care contractors emerged from a two-hour meeting Wednesday pledging to work together but making no definite commitments. Graves called the meeting, saying he wanted to get more involved in trying to help the contractors after United Methodist Youthville, the state’s largest foster-care provider, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection nine weeks ago.
Audit to study school district budgeting
Legislators want ‘common language’ to understand spending blueprints
August 30, 2001
Legislators are asking auditors to study the numerous methods the state’s 304 school districts use to report how they spend their nickels and dimes. State auditors will spend the next three months digging into school district budgets, hoping to determine a common method for comparing expenditures among the districts.
Accreditation questions put KC Zoo in limbo
August 30, 2001
Even as the Kansas City Zoo is in danger of losing its accreditation, zoo director Mark Wourms remains optimistic about the park’s future.
Turmoil racks Hollywood trade papers
August 30, 2001
When Hollywood publicist David Brokaw started in the business 30 years ago, his first boss gave him three pieces of advice. “He said, ‘Always spell people’s names correctly, call people back promptly, and read the trades every day,”’ Brokaw said.
U.S. Open: Ivanisevic rolls in first-round victory
August 30, 2001
Goran Ivanisevic was about to serve on match point when a voice from the stands broke the silence at Louis Armstrong Stadium. “Yea, Goran!” the fan shouted. Ivanisevic turned toward him, grinned and waved, then won the next point to close out his first-round victory at the U.S. Open.
Film review - ‘Ghost World’
Top of the ‘World’; Adaptation of ‘Ghost World’ comic book reveals stunning satire of modern life
August 30, 2001
By Dan Lybarger In his brief 80-page comic series “Ghost World,” cartoonist Daniel Clowes manages to make the ennui of two sarcastic teen-age girls scathingly funny and often oddly moving. With a few sketches and some surgically sharp dialogue, Clowes has passages that make loneliness and gloom enchanting.
Video artist focuses on political chaplains
August 30, 2001
No one can accuse video artist Vanalyne Green of avoiding the big subjects of American life. Having already taken on sex and family relations, she’s working on a piece about politics and religion.
Critics unsure what to make of Madonna
The great debate: Is the Material Girl serious artist or celebrity hustler?
August 30, 2001
Madonna has repeatedly called herself a button-pusher: someone who turns people on or off. On: “I think she appeals on so many deep levels, it’s all very real and emotional, and I think disco and ‘Holiday,’ and what might be perceived as fluff to those who don’t feel it, is simply heavy-duty romanticism and actually very profound to those who do,” says Barbara O’Dair, managing editor of Teen People.
Nation Briefs
August 30, 2001
Phoenix: McCain’s surgery successful Oregon: Water shutoff protested Detroit: Executive not allowed to keep $1 million hole-in-one prize Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian to open fast food restaurants Chicago: Chemical plant catches fire
Daily ticker
August 30, 2001
Parents of students list binge drinking as top concern
August 30, 2001
The bars line each side of Louisiana State University’s campus, offering free shots and other drink specials. So many choices, but Rebekah Monson knows the secret drink fast and move on. As college students head back to school, an American Medical Association survey released Wednesday shows binge drinking is among their parents’ top concerns: 95 percent said excessive drinking is a serious threat to their children and 85 percent said easy access to alcohol in college communities contributes to the problem.
Plane purchase draws fire
Governor defends aviation acquisition as Democrats cry foul
August 30, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Despite a tight state budget, Gov. Bill Graves bought a $4 million airplane at taxpayer expense for use by himself and other state officials. But some lawmakers aren’t happy about it. Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka said he agreed the state needed a new aircraft. But Hensley complained Graves’ Secretary of Administration Dan Stanley bypassed the Legislature, which holds the purse strings to state government, to buy the plane.
Fix the money leaks
August 30, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Democrats think they’ve found the key to countering President Bush’s popular tax cut. It’s their old standby, the Social Security scare.
The Mag: Top Movies
August 30, 2001
Movies 1. “American Pie 2,” 12.8 million
The Mag: 8/30 Clint K Box
August 30, 2001
What: Clint K Band When: 9 p.m. Friday
On the record
August 30, 2001
6Sports report: KU hoping for better opener
August 30, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on last year’s season opener against SMU. KU lost 31-17.
FBI seeks drug-dilution victims
Kansas City federal agents busy checking nearly 2,000 leads
August 30, 2001
The FBI trained agent Jose Jimenez as a terrorist fighter and hostage negotiator. Now Jimenez has a new job: He and 80 other federal agents have orders to find patients who may have gotten weakened chemotherapy drugs from pharmacist Robert R. Courtney.
New game, new confidence
Bill Elliott gets back on right track, puts struggles behind
August 30, 2001
Bill Elliott knows Darlington won’t be the same place this weekend as when he won $1 million on a hot autumn afternoon in 1985. Heck, the place and the game had changed even by the time he took his last victory there in 1994. Why should this time be any different?
Elite Australian troops storm refugee ship
August 30, 2001
Commandos armed with machine guns seized control of a Norwegian ship Wednesday after its captain defied orders not to bring its unwanted cargo of 438 refugees into Australian territorial waters.
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago today
August 30, 2001
LHS tennis postponed
August 30, 2001
Lawrence High’s tennis meet at Leavenworth on Wednesday was postponed because of heat.
Israel withdraws from occupied town under cease-fire terms
August 30, 2001
Israeli forces pulled out of the Palestinian town of Beit Jalla before daybreak today, witnesses said, hours after the Jewish state agreed to such a withdrawal if calm was restored.
Calendar
August 30, 2001
Movie Listings
August 30, 2001
Top Music
August 30, 2001
Top Movies
August 30, 2001
Parting Shot
August 30, 2001
6Sports report: Allen comments publically on Monday’s suspension
August 30, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Terry Allen’s weekly press conference. Allen discussed the reasoning behind suspending two players for the season opener.
6News report: Commissioners ask for feedback on the ‘farmers turnpike’
August 30, 2001
Marta Costello reports on the Route 1029 and 438 intersection. County commissioners held a meeting on Wednesday evening to receive feedback from Lecompton residents on how to fix the unsafe intersection.
Friends and Neighbors
August 30, 2001
Packs shouldn’t be a pain
August 30, 2001
Easing the load on children’s backs is the latest assignment. Jolted by recent research warning that heavy backpacks can contribute to curved spines and back pain, concerned parents throughout the country are demanding solutions to help students take a load off.
Baseball Briefs
August 30, 2001
Garciaparra on DL Posada misses game Astacio on disabled list Expos suspend Irabu Ponson will miss start Ankiel to rejoin team, but lefty won’t pitch
National League Roundup: Braves get boost from unlikely source
Diamondbacks’ Gonzalez hammers home run No. 50 in 2-0 victory
August 30, 2001
The Atlanta Braves needed a little offense from someone other than Chipper Jones or Brian Jordan. Wes Helms provided it. Helms, now playing regularly for the Braves, homered and drove in three runs to lead Atlanta to a 5-3 victory over Montreal on Wednesday night.
Hardware businesses to fill void
August 30, 2001
By Mark Fagan Area hardware and building-supplies stores in Lawrence are preparing to absorb increased business with the upcoming closure of Payless Cashways. “We’ve noticed a lot more walk-in traffic,” said Kevin Sowards, manager of Schmidt Builders Supply Inc., located just north of town off North Third Street. “We may pick up another 5 to 10 percent a year.
Teen-age driver arrested after plowing into children
August 30, 2001
A car speeding through a residential neighborhood jumped a curb and plowed through yards where children were playing, and then hit a woman sitting on a porch. Two of the children died early Wednesday.
Lackluster report disappoints investors
August 30, 2001
Investors sent stocks tumbling Wednesday for a third straight session on a government report showing that the economy eked out a slim gain in the second quarter, the weakest performance in eight years.
Study: More sobriety checkpoints could cut drunken-driving deaths
August 30, 2001
Thirty-seven states use sobriety checkpoints to fight drunken driving, but fewer than a third of them do so routinely, according to a study released Wednesday.
Growth rate sparks optimism
August 30, 2001
The nation’s economy inched ahead in the spring at the slowest pace in eight years. Still, the fact that there was any growth at all fueled hope that the economy may be ready to begin climbing again without tipping into recession.
Briefcase
August 30, 2001
Computer Associates shareholders support board Back to school: Criticism leads MSN to pull ads for alcohol-oriented gifts Electronics: Kyocera reportedly cutting 10,000 jobs, mostly in U.S. Paper industry: $3 billion deal aims to merge companies into competitor Optical Fiber products: Corning cites slowdown for 1,000 more layoffs
Winner’s co-workers rebuffed in staking Powerball claim
August 30, 2001
Four co-workers of one of the winners of the $294.8 million Powerball jackpot went to court Wednesday to demand a piece of the prize, contending the woman’s winning ticket had been bought as part of an office pool.
Basketball coaches hope summit supplies answers
August 30, 2001
What happens when you put 48 basketball coaches, athletics directors, conference commissioners, university presidents, high school administrators and game officials into a Bartle Hall Conference room for 21/2 days? A lot of hot air is released into the atmosphere, that’s what.
Randa packs punch - Royals 6, Angels 3
August 30, 2001
Joe Randa didn’t expect to feel rusty. He was right. After missing three games with a pulled hamstring, Randa hit a three-run homer in the first inning Wednesday night to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 6-3 victory over Anaheim.
Jayhawks hope to avoid repeat of 2000 opener
August 30, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Harrison Hill vividly remembers Kansas’ season-opening loss last year at Southern Methodist. He wasn’t at the game. He didn’t see the game. But he can’t forget the outcome. “I just remember it being a horrible game,” said KU’s senior wide receiver, who was left at home because of chronic dehydration.
Free State to kick off Friday against Vikes
August 30, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High head coach Bob Lisher might not decide on a starting quarterback until minutes before kickoff. Senior Chris Longino and junior Matt Berner have battled for the No. 1 QB slot the first three weeks of practice. The Firebirds, 2-7 last fall, will open the 2001 football season against Shawnee Mission West on Friday night at Haskell Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
Lions, Firebirds ready for openers
SM East to provide first LHS test tonight
August 30, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High has looked swell in practice for three weeks. Tonight, LHS coach Dirk Wedd will find out how his Lions look when it counts in their 2001 season opener against Shawnee Mission East. Kickoff if 7 p.m. at SM South District Stadium.
Lawrence briefs
August 30, 2001
BBC analyst, KU alumnus to return to campus for talk KU professor emeritus honored with award
Bloss receives honor from NCAA
August 30, 2001
Recent Emporia State graduate Emily Bloss, the NCAA Div. II women’s basketball player of the year for 2001, has been named NCAA Woman of the Year for the state of Kansas.
Offices, banks to close for holiday
August 30, 2001
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. They also will be closed in surrounding towns. All city, county and state offices will be closed, as will federal offices in the General Services Administration and the federal courts.
Australian pro in LMH Triathlon
August 30, 2001
Australian born professional triathlete Chris McCormack will compete in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Triathlon on Sept. 23 at Lone Star Lake. McCormack won both the 1997 Triathlon World Championships and the 1997 ITU World Cup Series.
Oklahoma prep commits to OU
August 30, 2001
On Monday night, DeAngelo Alexander said he’d be making an official recruiting visit to Kansas on Oct. 12 for Late Night With Roy Williams. On Wednesday, Alexander, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Midwest City, Okla., orally committed to the University of Oklahoma.
State Briefs
August 30, 2001
FORT RILEY: Remains identified as missing teen-ager OLATHE: Arsenic poisoning brings criminal charge
Dental coalition recruiting staff for free clinic
August 30, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Members of the Douglas County Dental Coalition had hoped to have their clinic for low-income residents open by Aug. 1. Now they’re shooting for the middle of September. Coalition members are recruiting dentists and hygienists to work at the clinic, and they hope to secure a major grant next week to fund the facility.
County Briefs
August 30, 2001
Consultant will inspect county’s bridges County, Baldwin to sign maintenance agreement Johnson to represent county at SLT meetings
Jayhawks’ Duncan had earlier run-in
August 30, 2001
By Mike Belt A Kansas University football player investigated in a June purse theft case was charged last year with misdemeanor theft for allegedly stealing from the Lawrence SuperTarget store, 3102 Iowa.
Sunflower Foundation hires CEO
Former public relations executive to head health-care agency
August 30, 2001
A foundation formed by a legal settlement between the state and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas now has a chief executive officer. She is Billie Hall of Topeka, formerly vice president of public relations for the Kansas Health Institute. Hall has more than 20 years of experience in health care, including 11 years at the women’s health center at Stormont-Vail HealthCare.
Bush urges military, education priorities
August 30, 2001
President Bush urged Congress to put education and the military “at the first of the line” this fall when lawmakers decide spending priorities. In an address Wednesday to the American Legion’s 83rd annual convention, Bush took note of a discouragingly low 0.2 percent growth rate in the U.S. gross domestic product in the April-June quarter.
Spanish spirit
August 30, 2001
Lawrence High School seniors J.J. Jefferson, left, and Cameron Marsh, are prepared for the harsh summer sun wearing their sombreros. The two were helping set up the Spanish Club booth Wednesday for an LHS club night to introduce students to the school’s clubs and organizations. The club fair continues today.
J-W Area football game of the week: Eudora not unknown this year
Defending Frontier champs to open with Paola on Friday
August 30, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Frontier League schools no longer can overlook Eudora High football. The Cardinals, once a league doormat, are for real. EHS returns 15 starters from a squad that finished 9-2 and captured the league championship in 2000.
Safety board investigating accident at airport
America West jet skidded off runway
August 30, 2001
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a weekend accident in which an America West Airlines jet skidded off a Kansas City International Airport runway while landing in a thunderstorm.
Sister-city gift too ‘tacky’ for British town
August 30, 2001
It is unclear whether this latest skirmish will spark another war between the Brits and the Americans. But so far, this much is known: A giant Mr. Potato Head from Rhode Island has been banished from the center of town in Belper, England.
Archbishop’s wife says she accepts split
August 30, 2001
The wife of a Roman Catholic archbishop said Wednesday she had accepted his decision to leave her after the two met for the first time in three weeks, ending a saga that had embarrassed the Vatican and capitvated Italy.
Anti-NATO sentiment boils over in Macedonia
August 30, 2001
A mob apparently angry at NATO’s role in Macedonia threatened U.S. medics as they treated a British soldier who was fatally injured this week when youths hurled pieces of concrete at his vehicle, the Americans said Wednesday.
Hells Angels link probed in brush fire fatalities
August 30, 2001
A man accused of starting the fire that led to the deaths of two air tanker pilots was arraigned Wednesday on murder charges alleging he was operating a drug lab that may have been part of a ring involving the Hells Angels motorcycle gang.
Massive tree on its last limb
August 30, 2001
By Joel Mathis It must come down. A massive, aged elm tree in downtown Lawrence that protesters rallied in July to save must be destroyed by the end of the year, city officials say. “Owners of elm trees that are diseased and that one is have been sent notices,” said Fred DeVictor, the city’s Parks and Recreation director. “The only way to combat Dutch elm disease is to remove the tree.”
Police chemist’s blunders raise questions on execution
August 30, 2001
A man executed in Oklahoma last year was placed at the murder scene by the testimony of now-disgraced police chemist Joyce Gilchrist, but a police department memo obtained by The Associated Press says some of the scientific evidence she swore to does not exist.
Perceived rift growing between U.S., United Nations
August 30, 2001
Add abortion rights to the ever-growing list of irritants between the United States and the United Nations. The White House expressed concerns Tuesday that a U.N. conference on children next month will proclaim support for abortion counseling and services in its final declaration.
Drugs found in trucker’s system
August 30, 2001
A truck driver whose 40-ton tractor-trailer slammed into a pickup on Interstate 70 and killed all five of its passengers had three drugs in his system at the time of the crash, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Baker U. president to weigh in on trafficway
August 30, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Baker University has something to say about the continuing saga over the South Lawrence Trafficway. Baker President Daniel Lambert has scheduled a 9 a.m. news conference today to talk about the trafficway at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
Task force eyes new abatement oversight
August 30, 2001
By Joel Mathis A task force refining Lawrence’s tax abatement policy wants a panel that includes city, county and school district officials to review requests for tax breaks before they’re submitted to the Lawrence City Commission.
Drive to set United Way pace
August 30, 2001
By Mindie Paget It won’t be business as usual this month at Lawrence companies participating in United Way of Douglas County’s Pacesetter Campaign. Seventeen businesses are taking part in the fund-raising campaign, which is a precursor to the general campaign that starts Sept. 22.
Bob Hope hospitalized for pneumonia, put on oxygen
August 30, 2001
Bob Hope was hospitalized with a mild case of bacterial pneumonia Wednesday and was breathing with the aid of an oxygen machine, his doctor said. The 98-year-old comedian was improving and could be released from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in several days, Dr. Lee Kagan said.
Italian-American group sues ‘Sopranos,’ saying stereotypes a violation of dignity
August 30, 2001
Tony Soprano was hauled into court on Wednesday, figuratively speaking, which is only fitting for television’s popular fictional mob boss.
Eagles to try Vet turf again
Philadelphia hopes to have NeXturf ready for tonight’s tilt
August 30, 2001
NeXturf, take two. Seventeen days after Philadelphia’s first preseason game was canceled because of problems with the artificial surface at Veterans Stadium, the Eagles will try it again today against the New York Jets in the teams’ preseason finale.
Senior year is full of ‘lasts’
August 30, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Writers seize on family milestones for powerful reasons. You’ve got to pick topics you care about, and in the midst of a milestone, you’re thinking of little else. Plus, universal experiences have a power that policy discussions lack.
Alcohol is OK
August 30, 2001
ABC looked as bad as Condit
August 30, 2001
By E.R. Shipp New York Daily News I know what Rep. Gary Condit was thinking when he sat down for that much-anticipated interview with ABC News’ Connie Chung. After everyone else had weighed in on his life, his lusts, his credibility and his congressional future, he wanted to give a go at doing his own spin.
Conflict hits closer to home in Mideast
August 30, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Israeli commandos once journeyed to Beirut or Tunis to strike down Palestinian war chieftans in their beds or offices. Today, Israeli forces range no farther than the West Bank or Gaza to impose pre-emptive or retributive capital punishment.
Creativity counts
August 30, 2001
Journal-World Editorial An ethanol plant being planned in north-central Kansas may set an example for other Kansas communities. It’s good to see Kansans getting creative about energy and economic development.
Film review - ‘Bully’
Twisted relationships lead to murder in Larry Clark’s true tale of teen atrocity
August 30, 2001
By Jon Niccum Bobby Kent is a bully. But he’s not the kind that swipes other kids’ lunch money; he’s something much more formidable.
John Neuschafer Jr.
August 30, 2001
Motor boats banned in McCovey Cove
August 30, 2001
Fans now will have to row, row, row their boats to fish for Barry Bonds’ home runs in McCovey Cove. The San Francisco Port Commission decided to limit the use of motor boats in the water beyond the wall of the San Francisco Giants’ Pacific Bell Park.
Evans services
August 30, 2001
Arts Notes
August 30, 2001
Learned to star in ‘Social Security’ Film entries needed for Lawrence festival Spinach festival features arts, crafts
s close
August 30, 2001
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.88; soybeans, $4.73. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.88; soybeans, $4.73. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.88; soybeans, $4.73. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.92; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.73. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.95; milo, $1.93; soybeans, $4.73.
Sopranos
August 30, 2001
Tony Soprano was hauled into court on Wednesday, figuratively speaking, which is only fitting for television’s popular fictional mob boss. A lawyer for AOL Time Warner Inc. argued that a suit brought in April by an Italian-American group against the HBO hit show, “The Sopranos” starring James Gandolfini as the violent but psychologically fragile New Jersey mob chieftain, did not belong in a Cook County Circuit courtroom and ought to be dismissed.
Labor Day closings
August 30, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.
The Mag: Movie Spread cutlines
August 30, 2001
GINA PHILIPS, left, and Justin Long, right, play siblings who run afoul of an evil entity known as the creeper in the gruesome horror flick “Jeepers Creepers.” JASON MEWES, right, envisions a fantasy smooch with Shannon Elizabeth, in the tale of slackers who attempt to stop a movie being made about their lives in “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.”
Radio active
KU duo offers area something outside the mainstream
August 30, 2001
By Geoff Harkness queer; adj 1) differing in some odd way from what is usual or normal, eccentric, unconventional 2) droll, amusing, comical, giddy. “People don’t like the word ‘queer,’” says Don “Buck” Rowland, co-host and co-producer of Lawrence’s popular “Queer Radio.” “But what I like about it is it’s encompassing. There’s an idea that our society is heterosexual, married families and we’re all aspiring to something in the suburbs. And the truth is that we’re not, but anything outside of that seems queer. I like when you look up the definition of the word ‘queer’ in the dictionary, it’s ‘unusual’ or ‘different, not of the norm.’ I think that’s what people want. They want something that’s not normal � that’s not ‘Oprah,’ that’s not ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.’”