Archive for Sunday, July 1, 2001

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KU needs jolt of football fever
Oh for the days of 1961 when everyone followed Jayhawk grid fortunes
July 1, 2001
By Bill Mayer It’s been 40 years, honest, since Kansas University football enjoyed the vibrant enthusiasm it desperately needs now to excite fans, pay bills and claim the respect and admiration enjoyed by the basketball program.
Yugoslav federation sorts out fallout from handover
July 1, 2001
Politicians from Yugoslavia’s smaller republic promised Saturday to work with their Serb colleagues to form a new government and resolve a political crisis triggered by the handover of Slobodan Milosevic to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.
Vigilante mom relieved to see molester sentenced
July 1, 2001
An admitted child molester who was on the receiving end of some vigilante justice by his victim’s mother was sentenced to more than four years in prison on Friday. One week ago, it looked like Scott Phillips might go free, even after a jury convicted him of fondling an 8-year-old girl.
Ventura wins major tax cut in Minnesota
July 1, 2001
In a cliffhanger at the Minnesota Capitol, lawmakers passed a state budget early Saturday before the government’s authority to spend money would have expired. Hours later, Gov. Jesse Ventura approved the centerpiece of his budget agenda a tax-relief bill that also changes the way education is funded in the state.
Van Hee, others show artworks during walk
July 1, 2001
The First Friday Gallery Walk, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, will showcase works at 10 galleries and exhibition spaces. Participants are listed.
U.S., Canada play to tie
July 1, 2001
Goals by Shannon MacMillan and Tiffeny Milbrett gave the U.S. women’s soccer team a 2-2 tie with Canada on Saturday night in the first of home-and-home exhibitions timed for both nation’s independence celebrations.
Valia Drake
July 1, 2001
Visions of rebound ahead
A stormy market shows signs of clearing, advisers say
July 1, 2001
By Mark Fagan Jerry Samp’s no weather forecaster, but he’s keeping a watchful eye on the economic indicators. Last week, in the midst of more than 12 months of investment storminess, Samp took note of several upbeat signals: The Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the sixth time this year, an appeals court overturned an antitrust judgment against Microsoft, and federal tax-refund checks are on the way.
Travel briefs
July 1, 2001
Derby exhibit reveals Clay’s racing legacy Venezuela appeals to eco-tourists
Travel briefs
July 1, 2001
Derby exhibit reveals Clay’s racing legacy Venezuela appeals to eco-tourists
Take a tour of Willamette Valley and be sure to bring a map
July 1, 2001
Most of Oregon’s covered bridges are scattered throughout the Willamette Valley, which is accessible by Interstate 5. Make sure you have several maps, because some of the bridges are on hard-to-find county roads.
Surface Art meeting focuses on murals
July 1, 2001
KanArts Inc., a nonprofit organization serving multicultural artists and arts organizations in Kansas, will present Surface Art 2001, a conference for mural artists, arts organizations and community members interested in promoting and implementing mural projects.
Survivors share flood of memories
July 1, 2001
By Marsha Henry Goff Special to the Journal-World Half of a century is a long time. In 50 years, photographs in scrapbooks fade and crack. But the memories of individuals who experienced the Flood of 1951 are as sharp and intact as photos snapped with today’s most sophisticated camera.
Ronald Chambers
July 1, 2001
Roly-polys do more annoying than destroying
July 1, 2001
By Bruce Chladny The arrival of summer means warmer temperatures and less rainfall. Unfortunately, it also means a fresh supply of insects. Many gardeners and homeowners are fretting over the invasion of one such unwelcome guest. Pillbugs commonly called roly-polys are the 3/8-inch grayish bugs that roll up in a ball when disturbed.
Right-wingers go on rampage in Belgrade
July 1, 2001
In an indication that this nation’s recent political turmoil is not over, hundreds of right-wing thugs gathered in a central Belgrade square Saturday to block what had been billed as the city’s first gay and lesbian rights parade, then went on a violent rampage.
Republican fund-raiser banks on 8 sponsors
July 1, 2001
The most generous backers of Wednesday’s congressional salute to President Bush were eight “underwriters” who gave or raised at least $250,000 each to help elect Republican lawmakers next year.
Raiders win first-round game, 8-0
Lawrence’s Peterson tosses three-hitter against Enid
July 1, 2001
Lawrence’s Raiders defeated Enid, Okla., 8-0, Saturday night in the first round of the Enid Fourth of July Invitational baseball tournament. Eric Peterson pitched a three-hitter. He struck out six and walked none in improving to 6-1 on the season.
Radio got the word out
July 1, 2001
By Marsha Henry Goff Most Lawrence residents awakened on the morning of July 12, 1951, to Arden Booth’s excited voice on KLWN radio urging North Lawrence residents to “get out, get out, the dike has broken.”
Police colonel guilty in ‘92 prison massacre
July 1, 2001
A former police commander was found guilty Saturday of presiding over the worst prison massacre in Brazilian history, receiving a symbolic sentence of 638 years in a verdict heralded by human rights groups as a major step toward curbing police brutality in Latin America’s largest country.
Oregon bridges take travelers back in time
Structures originally provided protection from Pacific Northwest rain
July 1, 2001
Outlaws once hid in Oregon’s covered bridges, waiting patiently for miners loaded with gold. Young lovers also took to the shadows, hurriedly stealing kisses before the next horse clip-clopped through. But with gold and modesty in short supply these days, covered bridges are now for those who like to dream. So if you come upon a covered bridge during a sunny Sunday drive, slow down.
On the record
July 1, 2001
On the record
July 1, 2001
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
July 1, 2001
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
July 1, 2001
NOW presidential vote continues into early morning
Delegates choosing successor to Ireland
July 1, 2001
The election of a new president of the National Organization for Women continued into the early hours today without a selection at the group’s annual convention . Delegates were choosing between Kim A. Gandy, a lawyer who is the group’s executive vice president, and businesswoman Toni Van Pelt, a longtime abortion-rights activist and immediate past president of the Florida chapter.
N. Ireland coalition begins to unravel
July 1, 2001
Protestant leader David Trimble quit today as head of the joint Catholic-Protestant government in Northern Ireland, deepening a crisis in the country’s peace process as hard-liners from both sides clashed on the streets of Belfast.
Next up: Viagra in nasal spray form
Near-instant results produced in new form, patent-holders say
July 1, 2001
Relief for men with erectile dysfunction might be just a breath away soon with a newly patented nasal delivery system for Viagra. Two University of Kentucky professors have been awarded a patent for an intranasal form of sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, which would produce almost instantaneous effects.
Motorcyclist killed in Estonia
July 1, 2001
An Estonian motorcyclist died during a prerace practice run Saturday on the same course where five-time world champion Joey Dunlop was killed last year.
Mickelson sizzles, shoots 61
Golfer’s 9-under-par round good for one-shot lead at GHO
July 1, 2001
Phil Mickelson went back to school to prepare for his latest final-round test. Using visualization techniques he learned at Arizona State to perfection Saturday, Mickelson shot a 9-under-par 61 to take a one-stroke lead in the Greater Hartford Open.
Meth lab remains pose environmental hazard
July 1, 2001
By Mike Belt It’s unsightly, and it could be dangerous. The Kansas Department of Transportation and state law enforcement agencies want citizens to be wary of trash they find dumped along roadways. Bottles, coffee filters, camping fuel cans and even battery casings are among the items that may contain discarded materials from illegal methamphetamine labs, officials said.
Marvin Riley
July 1, 2001
Macedonian troops, rebels exchange fire
Fighting comes on eve of peacekeeping mission
July 1, 2001
Clashes shattered a lull in fighting between Macedonian troops and ethnic Albanian rebels early Saturday, a day before a new American envoy was due to arrive in a bid to renew stalemated peace negotiations.
Love’ stamp a highlight of 2001
July 1, 2001
Time goes by so quickly when you’re collecting U.S. postage stamps. Here are some of the highlights from the first half of 2001. The U.S. Postal Service released the “Love” stamp and a “Lovebirds” stamped envelope to promote the art of writing letters. Also issued was a continuation of the Lunar New Year series, featuring a “Year of the Snake” stamp.
Local briefs
July 1, 2001
Midwifery gaining support with help of KU program Barbara Parker is one of five students to graduate from Kansas University’s new Nurse Midwife program. Parker works as a family nurse practitioner and certified nurse-midwife at Lawrence Family Practice Center, 3510 Clinton Parkway. Administrators hope the KU program will popularize the use of midwives in area hospitals. __________________________ Transportation: Kansas drivers licenses to feature Capitol image Store clerks and bouncers shouldn’t be alarmed by redesigned Kansas drivers licenses they are the real deal. The state is issuing drivers licenses with a background that matches the new license plates. They feature an image of the state Capitol under a blue sky with stalks of wheat in the foreground. “We just want to make sure that Kansas merchants are aware of the change,” said Sheila Walker, director of vehicles. Merchants should be aware of subtle changes, including that the font for “KANSAS” is in black, block letters and the secretary of revenue’s signature has been updated. Topeka is the first city to issue the new cards. By July 13, all locations of the Division of Vehicles will be issuing the updated licenses. __________________________ Community: Professional race-car drivers to visit KU Medical Center Drivers in the Indy Lights Series and members of Racing For Kids will be visiting sick children at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. The visitors will spend time with the children answering questions and signing autographs. Racing For Kids, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to funding health care needs of children. For more information on Racing For Kids, visit www.racingforkids.org. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.169 a 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 of the business, the address and the price. Or go to www.ljworld .com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Local briefs
July 1, 2001
Midwifery gaining support with help of KU program Barbara Parker is one of five students to graduate from Kansas University’s new Nurse Midwife program. Parker works as a family nurse practitioner and certified nurse-midwife at Lawrence Family Practice Center, 3510 Clinton Parkway. Administrators hope the KU program will popularize the use of midwives in area hospitals. __________________________ Transportation: Kansas drivers licenses to feature Capitol image Store clerks and bouncers shouldn’t be alarmed by redesigned Kansas drivers licenses they are the real deal. The state is issuing drivers licenses with a background that matches the new license plates. They feature an image of the state Capitol under a blue sky with stalks of wheat in the foreground. “We just want to make sure that Kansas merchants are aware of the change,” said Sheila Walker, director of vehicles. Merchants should be aware of subtle changes, including that the font for “KANSAS” is in black, block letters and the secretary of revenue’s signature has been updated. Topeka is the first city to issue the new cards. By July 13, all locations of the Division of Vehicles will be issuing the updated licenses. __________________________ Community: Professional race-car drivers to visit KU Medical Center Drivers in the Indy Lights Series and members of Racing For Kids will be visiting sick children at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. The visitors will spend time with the children answering questions and signing autographs. Racing For Kids, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to funding health care needs of children. For more information on Racing For Kids, visit www.racingforkids.org. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.169 a 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 of the business, the address and the price. Or go to www.ljworld .com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Lawrence looking to meet tougher fire standards
July 1, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence should be able to meet tough new fire safety standards up for approval this month by the National Fire Protection Administration. That’s what Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Chief Jim McSwain says, but the statement does come with a caveat: The city must complete a station relocation program that’s planned for completion later this decade.
Tax dollars would be better spent elsewhere
July 1, 2001
By Ben Cohen For Knight-Ridder News Service The repeated test failures of Pentagon’s missile defense system are surely disappointing to people who, understandably, like the concept of shielding our nation from nuclear attack.
Justices not troubled taking charge
Supreme Court tackling cases it used to avoid
July 1, 2001
The 85 cases decided by the Supreme Court in the term that concluded last week can be neatly divided into two categories: Bush v. Gore and everything else. The court, displaying an increasingly evident confidence about its capacity and authority to settle issues it might once have left to other branches of government or the states, produced important rulings on matters ranging from campaign finance regulation to immigrants’ rights.
Judge won’t step down in murder case
July 1, 2001
The judge in the capital murder case against two men accused in a quadruple homicide has refused to remove himself from the case, even though his wife is related to two witnesses. The lawyers for defendants Reginald and Jonathan Carr say they will appeal.
IRL includes Kansas City
July 1, 2001
The Indy Racing League will go to Kansas Speedway next season as part of its 14-race schedule. The Speedway will play host to a race on July 7 to be shown on ABC.
Hunting Briefs
July 1, 2001
Moundridge duo wins Bass Anglers tourney Topekans second Hoyt, Topeka men walleye meet champs Deer permits Bass champions Brown, Lynch win
Guinness to check claim on world’s oldest person
July 1, 2001
Researchers at the Guinness Book of Records are trying to determine if a Michigan woman is the world’s oldest living person. The family of Maud Farris-Luse says she was born Jan. 21, 1887, in Morley. That would put her age at 114 years.
Go fishin’ for pond ideas
July 1, 2001
Garden pond enthusiasts have two opportunities to gather ideas during upcoming tours. The Sunflower Water Garden Society will offer a tour of Lawrence gardens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 and from noon to 4 p.m. July 15. Tickets are $10 and are available at Water’s Edge, 847 Ind.; Earl May Nursery and Garden Center, 3200 Iowa; Sunrise Garden Center, 15th and New York streets; and Clinton Parkway Nursery and Garden Store, 4900 Clinton Parkway.
Exhibit explores the boundaries of contemporary art and design
July 1, 2001
“Against Design,” an exhibit at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, examines interpretations of contemporary design and the boundaries between art and design. The exhibit features works by Kevin Appel, Angela Bulloch, Clay Ketter, Roy McMakin, Jorge Pardo, Tobias Rehberger, Joe Scanlan, Atelier van Lieshout, Pae White and Andrea Zittel.
Friends and neighbors
July 1, 2001
Friends and neighbors
July 1, 2001
Driving concern
July 1, 2001
Death penalty and society’s moral code
July 1, 2001
By Gurley The great poet W.H. Auden was addicted to reading detective novels. His essay, “The Guilty Vicarage,” is a brilliant analysis of the “Whodunit” which surprisingly also illuminates the ongoing debate about capital punishment.
Dance troupe learns all the right moves
Lawrence academy gets in the swing of things plus the samba, tango and mamba
July 1, 2001
By Jan Biles Skye-Laurel Riggs didn’t start out on the right foot when it came to dancing. She began taking tap lessons when she was 3 but was soon kicked out when she started acting as if she were in charge of the class. Now 15 years later Riggs is taking lessons at The Dance Academy, 1117 Mass., where she swings and tangos with owner/instructor Wade Qandil and other students and performs with the academy’s dance troupe.
Cubs’ pitcher back better than ever for first-place squad
July 1, 2001
Kerry Wood brought some of the nastiest stuff baseball had ever seen in a rookie when he arrived in 1998. He dazzled fans when he struck out 20 in just his fifth start, drove hitters crazy all year and helped carry the Chicago Cubs to the playoffs. Winning NL Rookie of the Year honors was practically a given.
Covering the flood was tricky for photographer
July 1, 2001
By Bill Snead Photographer Rich Clark-son had just graduated from Liberty Memorial High School and was headed for Kansas University when the floods of 1951 hit.
Cheney’s cardiac procedure a success
Vice president can go back to work Monday, cardiologists say
July 1, 2001
Doctors implanted a dual-purpose pacemaker in Vice President Dick Cheney’s chest Saturday to control potentially dangerous irregular heartbeats and said he should be fully able to carry on in his job. “The vice president’s prognosis is terrific,” said Dr. Jonathan Reiner, his cardiologist. “He felt great when it was over.”
Briefcase
July 1, 2001
Workplace: Lengthy vacations cut short by sluggish economy Communications: Public relations industry reports record revenue Motley Fool: Name that company
Briefcase
July 1, 2001
Workplace: Lengthy vacations cut short by sluggish economy Communications: Public relations industry reports record revenue Motley Fool: Name that company
Agency audit
July 1, 2001
Geologists dispute influence of humans on climate change
July 1, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A group of geologists led by the Kansas Geological Survey is running headfirst into the fight over global warming. Lee Gerhard, principal geologist at KGS, and William Harrison, deputy director at KGS, have edited a book that says increased use of fossil fuels has little effect on climactic changes.
Could it happen again?
July 1, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Rev. A.L. Parker man-euvered the sedan carrying teen-ager Alice Fowler and her family around a torrent of water that tore through North Lawrence with a ferocity that gives her chills 50 years later.
Cheney’s cardiac procedure a success
Vice president can go back to work Monday, cardiologists say
July 1, 2001
Doctors implanted a dual-purpose pacemaker in Vice President Dick Cheney’s chest Saturday to control potentially dangerous irregular heartbeats and said he should be fully able to carry on in his job. “The vice president’s prognosis is terrific,” said Dr. Jonathan Reiner, his cardiologist. “He felt great when it was over.”
Country music guitar great Chet Atkins dies
July 1, 2001
Chet Atkins, the Tennessee-born guitar virtuoso who was one of the pillars of American popular music in the last half of the 20th century, as performer, songwriter, spotter of talent and shaper of trends, died Saturday in Nashville. He was 77.
11-year-old brightens homeless birthdays
Young hostess determined to let no special moment go uncelebrated
July 1, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Emily Lamb wants to change homeless people’s lives one birthday party at a time. The 11-year-old Centennial student has been hosting monthly celebrations for the homeless at the Community Drop-In Center since April. The cake and ice cream, door prizes and Karaoke have drawn up to 25 people per party.
Hunting Briefs
July 1, 2001
Moundridge duo wins Bass Anglers tourney Topekans second Hoyt, Topeka men walleye meet champs Deer permits Bass champions Brown, Lynch win
Clinton stocked with prize fish
July 1, 2001
Does Clinton Lake contain a $1 million channel catfish? There’s a one in 30 chance the reservoir southwest of Lawrence does. Anheuser-Busch Inc. officials have tagged and placed one fish in Clinton and one fish in 29 other lakes around the country. One of those tagged fish will be worth $1 million. The remaining 29 will be worth $1,000 each.
Mickelson sizzles, shoots 61
Golfer’s 9-under-par round good for one-shot lead at GHO
July 1, 2001
Phil Mickelson went back to school to prepare for his latest final-round test. Using visualization techniques he learned at Arizona State to perfection Saturday, Mickelson shot a 9-under-par 61 to take a one-stroke lead in the Greater Hartford Open.
Amish fire victims buy new house
July 1, 2001
The surviving members of an Amish family that lost their home and six loved ones in an October fire have moved their new house from Abilene to Tampa. “We know how much the rest of the family would have enjoyed this,” Thaddeus Thayer said Friday. “We wish them back, this is just something we need to do.”
Van Hee, others show artworks during walk
July 1, 2001
The First Friday Gallery Walk, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, will showcase works at 10 galleries and exhibition spaces. Participants are listed.
Rumsfeld wants to link policy, strategy
July 1, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group When Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld recently gave his first testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee since his confirmation hearing, it was a big-picture briefing.
IRL includes Kansas City
July 1, 2001
The Indy Racing League will go to Kansas Speedway next season as part of its 14-race schedule. The Speedway will play host to a race on July 7 to be shown on ABC.
Lawrence looking to meet tougher fire standards
July 1, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence should be able to meet tough new fire safety standards up for approval this month by the National Fire Protection Administration. That’s what Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Chief Jim McSwain says, but the statement does come with a caveat: The city must complete a station relocation program that’s planned for completion later this decade.
Go fishin’ for pond ideas
July 1, 2001
Garden pond enthusiasts have two opportunities to gather ideas during upcoming tours. The Sunflower Water Garden Society will offer a tour of Lawrence gardens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 and from noon to 4 p.m. July 15. Tickets are $10 and are available at Water’s Edge, 847 Ind.; Earl May Nursery and Garden Center, 3200 Iowa; Sunrise Garden Center, 15th and New York streets; and Clinton Parkway Nursery and Garden Store, 4900 Clinton Parkway.
Love’ stamp a highlight of 2001
July 1, 2001
Time goes by so quickly when you’re collecting U.S. postage stamps. Here are some of the highlights from the first half of 2001. The U.S. Postal Service released the “Love” stamp and a “Lovebirds” stamped envelope to promote the art of writing letters. Also issued was a continuation of the Lunar New Year series, featuring a “Year of the Snake” stamp.
American Airlines averts strike
Agreement reached with flight attendants
July 1, 2001
Negotiators for American Airlines and its flight attendants agreed on a tentative contract Saturday, just hours before President Bush planned to step in and block a threatened walkout.
Yugoslav federation sorts out fallout from handover
July 1, 2001
Politicians from Yugoslavia’s smaller republic promised Saturday to work with their Serb colleagues to form a new government and resolve a political crisis triggered by the handover of Slobodan Milosevic to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.
Radio got the word out
July 1, 2001
By Marsha Henry Goff Most Lawrence residents awakened on the morning of July 12, 1951, to Arden Booth’s excited voice on KLWN radio urging North Lawrence residents to “get out, get out, the dike has broken.”
Armstrong pursues third title in France
July 1, 2001
Two years ago, Lance Armstrong breathed new life into the drug-stained Tour de France, inspiring millions with a win that marked his triumph over cancer. A second consecutive victory in the grueling cycling race last year silenced doubters and transformed an event that had become synonymous with doping into the “Tour de Lance,” a story of hope against the odds.
Mariners’ Bell leads All-Star voting
Third baseman would gladly give spot to Orioles’ legend Ripken
July 1, 2001
Colorado Rockies manager Buddy Bell was only 5 at the time, too young to remember when his father was yanked from the National League’s starting lineup for the 1957 All-Star game.
Business briefs
July 1, 2001
Brookner’s ‘Bay of Angels’ falls from grace quickly
July 1, 2001
By Gretchen Linhos In the middle of the night, a 70-year-old man falls and smashes his head on a marble floor. His wife panics and calls his doctor, who comes immediately. The naive wife convinces the doctor to put the man in bed, because “he is almost already asleep.” The ignorant doctor, who returns in the morning, is surprised to find the wife “laying faithfully beside” the dead man.
Musgrave’s truck tops
July 1, 2001
Homestate favorite Ted Musgrave overpowered previously dominant Jack Sprague with 30 laps remaining Saturday and won the NASCAR truck series race.
American League Roundup: Yankees making changes
Williams homers twice in New York’s 5-4 victory
July 1, 2001
As each new face pops up in the clubhouse, the message sinks in on the New York Yankees’ veterans: If you don’t get the job done, new players will. Hours after manager Joe Torre signaled a clear and possibly major shift in his thinking, the Yankees came back from a four-run sixth-inning deficit.
Nation Briefs
July 1, 2001
Colorado: Bus overturns; 35 tourists hurt Pennsylvania: Court convicts pair in drug-debt torture Texas: Christian music concert draws 200,000 people BOSTON: Coast Guard relieves New England leader NEW YORK: Jazz trumpeter Chico O’Farrill dies
Nation Briefs
July 1, 2001
New York: Revolutionary War cannon raised from Lake Champlain North Carolina: Six Dutch marines killed on visit to United States New Mexico: Anti-smoking advertisement deemed in poor taste, pulled LOS ANGELES: Report: Playboy purchases hardcore cable channels
Nation Briefs
July 1, 2001
California: Mother sentenced in bungled kidnapping Idaho: FBI sharpshooter sees charges dropped Florida: Publishing house patriarch dies at 92 California: Foster child dies while left in SUV
IRL: Lazier wins challenge
Driver leads 224 of 250 circuits around Richmond track
July 1, 2001
Buddy Lazier had it figured out from the start, and Eliseo Salazar and Eddie Cheever Jr. helped make his finish great, too. Lazier took the lead when his chief challengers took each other out with 37 laps to go Saturday night and went on to win the SunTrust Indy Challenge, an IRL debut here that looked a whole lot like NASCAR.
Fossil fuel breakout
July 1, 2001
Buy the book Copies of “Geological Perspectives of Global Climate Change” are available from the Kansas Geological Survey, 1930 Constant Ave., Lawrence 66047, for $49, plus $6 per copy for postage and handling. Kansas residents should add 6.9 percent sales tax. For more information, call 864-3965.
July 4 closings
July 1, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The July 3 City Commission meeting has also been canceled.
Friends and Neighbors, (7-1) Man celebrates 96th birthday with motorized cart
July 1, 2001
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Arthur Salsbury, Lawrence, cruised to his 96th birthday today. He celebrated with his family Saturday night. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For More Friends and Neighbors go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
7-1 roots
July 1, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Garden pond enthusiasts have two opportunities to gather ideas during upcoming tours.
SUN Susan Earle breakout
July 1, 2001
Just the facts The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art is building its collection of artworks by women. Here’s why that is an important goal:
Big Jake contest
July 1, 2001
Does Clinton Lake contain a $1 million channel catfish? Anheuser-Busch Inc. officials have tagged and placed one fish in Clinton and in 29 other lakes around the country. One of those tagged fish will be worth $1 million. The remaining 29 will be worth $1,000 each.
Fishing report for July 1
July 1, 2001
(Latest update in parentheses) CLINTON LAKE (June 28) — Water 78 degrees and a 3.7 feet above normal pool. Channel catfish good on a variety of baits including crawdads, minnows, livers, stinkbait and worms. Many are being caught off of clay points or on mudflats. Crappie fair on Jigs and minnows at about 12 feet off channel or other structure. General comment: Flooded vegetation has created good feeding opportunities for a variety of sportfish. Water clarity holding up well despite runoff.
Raiders
July 1, 2001
Enid, Okla. — Lawrence’s Raiders defeated Enid, Okla., 8-0, Saturday night in the first round of the Enid Fourth of July Invitational baseball tournament. Eric Peterson pitched a three-hitter. He struck out six and walked none in improving to 6-1 on the season.
SUN Rail
July 1, 2001
“DOG ON CHAIR” IS among the 12 expressionistic paintings that former Lawrence resident Wendy Jane Bantam is exhibiting at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Bantam, who earned a bachelor’s degree in painting at Kansas University, is showing her works through July 29. An opening reception is planned at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Community theater sets
Lawrence looks to meet fire safety standards
July 1, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Lawrence should be able to meet tough new fire safety standards up for approval this month by the National Fire Protection Administration.
Deer Permits Aug 1
July 1, 2001
www.kdwp.state.ks.us From Kansas Wildlife and Parks
7-1 kovels prices
July 1, 2001
Current prices Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in locations because of local economic conditions.
SUN Denver cut
July 1, 2001
“SEASON OF OCTOBER: The Potato Gatherers,” an oil on canvas by Jules Bastien-Lepage, is among the works on display in “European Masterpieces: Six Centuries of Paintings from the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia” at the Denver Art Museum. The exhibit runs through Sept. 9.
SUN Kemper museum
July 1, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Kansas City, Mo. — “Against Design,” an exhibit at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, examines interpretations of contemporary design and the boundaries between art and design.
SUN Denver art museum
July 1, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Denver — “European Masterpieces: Six Centuries of Paintings from the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia,” are on display at the Denver Art Museum.
SUN Susan Earle
July 1, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Susan Earle hopes there will come a day when female artists aren’t talked about as if they were out of the norm. She dreams of the day when exhibits of strictly women’s works aren’t needed to bring focus to their artistic visions.
SUN Dance Academy
July 1, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Skye-Laurel Riggs didn’t start out on the right foot when it came to dancing. She began taking tap lessons when she was 3 but was soon kicked out when she started acting as if she were in charge of the class.
Safe boating story
July 1, 2001
From Kansas Wildlife and Parks The Fourth of July is a one of the biggest celebrations of summer. Unfortunately, boating accidents are often an unwanted by-product of this celebration.
falls from grace quickly
July 1, 2001
In the middle of the night, a 70-year-old man falls and smashes his head on a marble floor. His wife panics and calls his doctor, who comes immediately. The naive wife convinces the doctor to put the man in bed, because “he is almost already asleep.” The ignorant doctor, who returns in the morning, is surprised to find the wife “laying faithfully beside” the dead man. Bizarre? Yes. Intriguing? Certainly. But, this scene, which runs for two pages, is the only thrilling event in Anita Brookner’s latest novel, “The Bay of Angels” (Random House, 240 pages, $23.95). The plot is lifeless, the characters are depressing and the analogies are as obvious as a dead man lying on a bathroom floor.
SUN First Fridays
July 1, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The First Friday Gallery Walk, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, will showcase works at 10 galleries and exhibition spaces. Participants are:
Drake obit
July 1, 2001
Valia Drake Tonganoxie — Services for Valia Jane (Brysky) Drake, 40, Tonganoxie, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at West Haven Baptist Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will follow at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Blotter
July 1, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Sunday datebook
July 1, 2001
TODAY All summer: Adolescent (ages 12-17) 3-dose hepatitis B series, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine, Suite B, 843-0721. Fee charged.
51 disaster inspires flood of memories
July 1, 2001
By Bill Mayer It is remembered as “Black Friday.” More than 40 lives were lost. More than $1 billion in property was destroyed. The flood that hit Kansas and Missouri July 13, 1951, was the costliest catastrophe in area history. Surprisingly, not one life was lost in Lawrence and the immediate area. Loss estimates here ranged all the way from $4 million to $6 million, calculated in 1951 dollars.
$50 well spent
July 1, 2001
Agency audit
July 1, 2001
New owners take over Central Kansas Railway
July 1, 2001
The Central Kansas Railway is still on track after new owners took over early Saturday morning. At midnight, the railroad, now called the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad, transferred to its new owners, Watco Companies of Pittsburg.
Arts notes
July 1, 2001
Show features antiques, collectibles Sci-fi, fantasy authors to signs books
Arts notes
July 1, 2001
Show features antiques, collectibles Sci-fi, fantasy authors to signs books
Works of major artists fill gallery in Denver
July 1, 2001
“European Masterpieces: Six Centuries of Paintings from the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia,” are on display at the Denver Art Museum. The collection features 88 Old Master and modern paintings from the 14th to 20th centuries. Artists included in the show are El Greco, Rembrandt, Thomas Gainsborough, Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Camille Pissarro, Pablo Picasso and Rene Magritte.
Vandals painting the town red
Recent rise in graffiti a costly annoyance, downtown tenants say
July 1, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Lawrence is known as the city of the arts, but this month it’s become the city of spray-painted walls. A recent rise in graffiti has plagued downtown businesses, particularly along Massachusetts Street. Last weekend, 17 tenants reported graffiti on their brick walls.
What will Jazz do with Stevenson?
Rookie, if found guilty in statutory rape case, might be unwelcome in Utah
July 1, 2001
Now that everyone has had some time to digest parts of this DeShawn Stevenson thing, there are decisions depending on what the court rules to be made about future decisions.
Trendy fashion styles marry athletic gear
July 1, 2001
You’d think the active lifestyle that so many of us live would require several wardrobe changes a day. First, there is the morning “power walk.” Whether it’s taken with the dog or it’s the way you get to work, you need comfortable clothes that wick away moisture and comfortable shoes that won’t leave you crippled for the rest of the day.
Retirements put on hold
By choice or necessity, more older workers are remaining on the job
July 1, 2001
When Mike Davis’ high-pressure job supervising the upgrade of the world’s largest radio telescope was coming to an end, he faced a choice a new project or a leisurely life of golfing or fishing. Like millions of Americans, Davis, 62, decided that retirement didn’t fit into his plans.
Princess’ riddle sure to hook young readers
July 1, 2001
By Jill Hummels “One Riddle, One Answer” is a singular success. Written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Linda S. Wingerter, this tale follows the path of a young Persian princess who strikes a smart deal with her doting father, the sultan. As the sultan tries to find a suitable husband for his lovely and wise daughter, he finds that the suitors are interested in only what the match can do for them.
Nation Briefs
July 1, 2001
PENSACOLA: Navy commissions USS Iwo Jima SALT LAKE CITY : Ambassador nominee loses round in court
Nation Briefs
July 1, 2001
PENSACOLA: Navy commissions USS Iwo Jima SALT LAKE CITY : Ambassador nominee loses round in court
Mideast peace effort gets boost in meeting
Portugal gathering a first for Arafat since election of Ariel Sharon
July 1, 2001
Yasser Arafat met informally with Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, the Palestinian leader’s first meeting with a member of Israel’s government since Ariel Sharon was elected prime minister in February.
Fossil hunter on People’s top 50 bachelors list
July 1, 2001
Fossil hunter Alan Detrich is rated somewhat of a catch in his own right. The July 2 issue of People Weekly magazine includes the 53-year-old Great Bend man on its list of 50 top bachelors, along with such younger and better-known names as golfer Tiger Woods and actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
Education secretary to NEA: It’s time for competition
July 1, 2001
Education Secretary Rod Paige told the nation’s largest teachers’ union Saturday that public school teachers are competing for business with private schools, charter schools, home schools and others.
Defending champ Williams romps
Davenport, Clijsters, Dokic also advance to round of 16
July 1, 2001
Venus Williams played erratically yet still easily beat a top-30 player Saturday at Wimbldon. She eliminated Elena Likhovtseva in the third round, 6-2, 6-2. “I feel like I can get the job done even if I’m not playing my best,” the defending champion said. “I just enjoy playing. I love this tournament. I don’t feel any pressure, and I’m happy that I don’t.”
Brazilian claims pole
Gugelmin beats storm in Cleveland
July 1, 2001
Mauricio Gugelmin, whose 2001 season has included the death of a son and a frightening crash, received a lucky break Saturday and won his first pole in four years at the rainy Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland.
Arts notes
July 1, 2001
Community theater sets auditions for ‘Taffetas’ Lawrence library to show Guinness film series
Arts notes
July 1, 2001
Community theater sets auditions for ‘Taffetas’ Lawrence library to show Guinness film series
Early sewing machines seem irresistible to some
July 1, 2001
The sewing machine is an 18th-century idea that ranks as one of the major inventions in history. There were many men whose companies made sewing machines in the 1850s, including Elias Howe, Isaac Singer and Allen Wilson. Collectors want any unusual sewing machines made in past years. Shaw & Clark, a company working in the 1860s in Biddeford, Maine, made seven machine styles.
Minnesotan sacrificed in hopes of lottery winnings
Malaysian ritual blamed after decapitated body is unearthed from shallow grave
July 1, 2001
With their daughter missing in Malaysia for the past 19 months, Leslie and Janice Bushell of Duluth expected the worst, but they had no idea how bizarre and horrific the news they received would be.
Midwifery gains growing support
July 1, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Midwives aren’t backwoods women in bonnets delivering babies in cabins. The very idea makes Kimberly Negrete laugh. Negrete is one of five members of the Kansas University Nurse Midwife program’s first graduating class, which was recognized during a ceremony Saturday at KU Medical Center.
Banks boost fees for use of ‘foreign’ ATMs
July 1, 2001
Watch your wallet or your bank account. The nation’s banks are notching up the fees they charge for using automated teller machines. As bankers point out, it remains true that if you use ATM machines operated by your own bank, you probably will not incur any fees. But if you use the money machines provided by other financial institutions, it is getting more expensive.
A voyage of ‘madness’
Nine start solo circumnavigation, but only one finishes
July 1, 2001
When nine men set out in 1968 to circumnavigate the globe in an unprecedented, nonstop sailboat race, each was utterly alone. None carried satellite guidance equipment or the kind of electronic devices that knit the world together today. One racer communicated by arcing wadded messages and rolls of film, by slingshot, to the decks of passing ships.
11-year-old brightens homeless birthdays
Young hostess determined to let no special moment go uncelebrated
July 1, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Emily Lamb wants to change homeless people’s lives one birthday party at a time. The 11-year-old Centennial student has been hosting monthly celebrations for the homeless at the Community Drop-In Center since April. The cake and ice cream, door prizes and Karaoke have drawn up to 25 people per party.
7-1 Bruce column
July 1, 2001
The arrival of summer means warmer temperatures and less rainfall. Unfortunately, it also means a fresh supply of insects. Many gardeners and homeowners are fretting over the invasion of one such unwelcome guest. Pillbugs — commonly called roly-polys — are the 3/8-inch grayish bugs that roll up in a ball when disturbed.
SUN Dance Academy breakout
July 1, 2001
Dance card The Dance Academy’s hours are:
Jayhawks’ new AD setting sights high
July 1, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Al Bohl and his wife, Sherry, live on a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood a couple miles north of the Fresno State campus and a couple blocks away from Clovis West High. A two-car garage is visible from the street, but the rest of the modest house is tucked behind a couple trees and some bushes. While walking up to the house, a bay window emerges to the left of the front door and a stained-glass window appears on the right.
Births
July 1, 2001
* Nancy Outhonesak, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. * Douglas Byers and Terra Brunton, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
birthdays
July 1, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com Emily Lamb wants to change homeless people’s lives one birthday party at a time.
Graffiti breakout
July 1, 2001
How you can help To report information about vandals, call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS. For graffiti clean-up, call Community Corrections at 832-5220.
Sunday Woodling column
July 1, 2001
In the long and storied lore of baseball, has any major league team ever reacquired as many catchers as the Kansas City Royals? Brent Mayne, picked up earlier this week, is by my count the fifth backstop to have had Grover Cleveland-like stints with the Royals.
s moral code
July 1, 2001
The great poet W.H. Auden was addicted to reading detective novels. His essay, “The Guilty Vicarage,” is a brilliant analysis of the “Whodunit” which surprisingly also illuminates the ongoing debate about capital punishment. In the classic detective story, according to Auden, murder disrupts the harmony and innocence of an Eden-like community. Solving it and bringing the murderer to justice are essential to restoring the community to peace and well-being.
Ned Kehde for July 1
July 1, 2001
This column was supposed to be about the efficacy of a split-shot rig adorned with a four-inch plastic worm. Normally, this simple concoction is the most productive lure a largemouth bass fisherman can wield at the community lakes in northeast Kansas during the last weeks of spring and first weeks of summer.
Meth waste poses environmental hazard
July 1, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com It’s unsightly, and it could be dangerous.
WKD-Flood story MUST RUN SUN
July 1, 2001
bmayer@ljworld.com It is remembered as “Black Friday.”
SUN Storybook corner
July 1, 2001
“One Riddle, One Answer” is a singular success. Written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Linda S. Wingerter, this tale follows the path of a young Persian princess who strikes a smart deal with her doting father, the sultan.
Armstrong pursues third title in France
July 1, 2001
Two years ago, Lance Armstrong breathed new life into the drug-stained Tour de France, inspiring millions with a win that marked his triumph over cancer. A second consecutive victory in the grueling cycling race last year silenced doubters and transformed an event that had become synonymous with doping into the “Tour de Lance,” a story of hope against the odds.
Survivors share flood of memories
July 1, 2001
By Marsha Henry Goff Special to the Journal-World Half of a century is a long time. In 50 years, photographs in scrapbooks fade and crack. But the memories of individuals who experienced the Flood of 1951 are as sharp and intact as photos snapped with today’s most sophisticated camera.
NOW presidential vote continues into early morning
Delegates choosing successor to Ireland
July 1, 2001
The election of a new president of the National Organization for Women continued into the early hours today without a selection at the group’s annual convention . Delegates were choosing between Kim A. Gandy, a lawyer who is the group’s executive vice president, and businesswoman Toni Van Pelt, a longtime abortion-rights activist and immediate past president of the Florida chapter.
Jockeying under way in Florida governor’s race
July 1, 2001
The political war that began here last November has never really ended, in this sprawling state where the outcome of the 2000 presidential election was decided. The bitterness has lingered, particularly among Democrats who believe that Al Gore carried Florida and should be sitting in the White House instead of George W. Bush.
National League Roundup: Maddux mystifying to Mets
Atlanta hurler notches ninth victory in 5-2 triumph
July 1, 2001
Greg Maddux had a perfect June, which won’t hurt his chances for another All-Star appearance in July. Maddux pitched eight strong innings Saturday and Brian Jordan and Mark DeRosa drove in two runs apiece as Atlanta beat the New York Mets, 5-2.
Musgrave’s truck tops
July 1, 2001
Homestate favorite Ted Musgrave overpowered previously dominant Jack Sprague with 30 laps remaining Saturday and won the NASCAR truck series race.
Brazilian claims pole
Gugelmin beats storm in Cleveland
July 1, 2001
Mauricio Gugelmin, whose 2001 season has included the death of a son and a frightening crash, received a lucky break Saturday and won his first pole in four years at the rainy Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland.
Younger Schumacher first in France
July 1, 2001
Ralf Schumacher celebrated his 26th birthday Saturday by winning his first pole position during French Grand Prix qualifying, with older brother Michael in second place. Ralf was .01 seconds faster than the reigning Formula One world champion, slashing last year’s pole time by more than 21*2 seconds.
IRL: Lazier wins challenge
Driver leads 224 of 250 circuits around Richmond track
July 1, 2001
Buddy Lazier had it figured out from the start, and Eliseo Salazar and Eddie Cheever Jr. helped make his finish great, too. Lazier took the lead when his chief challengers took each other out with 37 laps to go Saturday night and went on to win the SunTrust Indy Challenge, an IRL debut here that looked a whole lot like NASCAR.
Education secretary to NEA: It’s time for competition
July 1, 2001
Education Secretary Rod Paige told the nation’s largest teachers’ union Saturday that public school teachers are competing for business with private schools, charter schools, home schools and others.
U.S., Canada play to tie
July 1, 2001
Goals by Shannon MacMillan and Tiffeny Milbrett gave the U.S. women’s soccer team a 2-2 tie with Canada on Saturday night in the first of home-and-home exhibitions timed for both nation’s independence celebrations.
World Series champs had chemistry
Compatibility in clubhouse one of most important components
July 1, 2001
The Minnesota Twins won the World Series in 1991 with deep starting pitching, sound defense and timely hitting, but their compatibility in the clubhouse was perhaps one of that championship’s most important components.
WNBA Roundup: Liberty stifles Miracle
July 1, 2001
Tari Phillips scored 16 points and the New York Liberty held the Orlando Miracle scoreless over the final 212 minutes in a 72-60 victory Saturday. New York, which finished the game with a 12-0 run, has won eight of its last nine games.
Raiders win first-round game, 8-0
Lawrence’s Peterson tosses three-hitter against Enid
July 1, 2001
Lawrence’s Raiders defeated Enid, Okla., 8-0, Saturday night in the first round of the Enid Fourth of July Invitational baseball tournament. Eric Peterson pitched a three-hitter. He struck out six and walked none in improving to 6-1 on the season.
Outlaws sweep Blue Valley Northwest
July 1, 2001
By Andy Samuelson The Lawrence Outlaws showed they can win games in more than one fashion Saturday. Behind two distinctive styles a 13-2 blowout and a 6-5 come-from-behind victory the Outlaws swept the Blue Valley Northwest Huskies at Free State High School. “Two different styles of baseball, two wins it was a good day for us,” said Lawrence coach Shaun Edmondson, whose team improved to 7-9.
Meth lab remains pose environmental hazard
July 1, 2001
By Mike Belt It’s unsightly, and it could be dangerous. The Kansas Department of Transportation and state law enforcement agencies want citizens to be wary of trash they find dumped along roadways. Bottles, coffee filters, camping fuel cans and even battery casings are among the items that may contain discarded materials from illegal methamphetamine labs, officials said.
Vigilante mom relieved to see molester sentenced
July 1, 2001
An admitted child molester who was on the receiving end of some vigilante justice by his victim’s mother was sentenced to more than four years in prison on Friday. One week ago, it looked like Scott Phillips might go free, even after a jury convicted him of fondling an 8-year-old girl.
Minnesotan sacrificed in hopes of lottery winnings
Malaysian ritual blamed after decapitated body is unearthed from shallow grave
July 1, 2001
With their daughter missing in Malaysia for the past 19 months, Leslie and Janice Bushell of Duluth expected the worst, but they had no idea how bizarre and horrific the news they received would be.
Police colonel guilty in ‘92 prison massacre
July 1, 2001
A former police commander was found guilty Saturday of presiding over the worst prison massacre in Brazilian history, receiving a symbolic sentence of 638 years in a verdict heralded by human rights groups as a major step toward curbing police brutality in Latin America’s largest country.
Take a tour of Willamette Valley and be sure to bring a map
July 1, 2001
Most of Oregon’s covered bridges are scattered throughout the Willamette Valley, which is accessible by Interstate 5. Make sure you have several maps, because some of the bridges are on hard-to-find county roads.
Ronald Chambers
July 1, 2001
Chromium again threatens Hinkley residents’ health
July 1, 2001
Residents of this small desert town where Erin Brockovich discovered that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. dumped contaminated waste water into the community’s wells might be facing danger again from the same pollutant.
A changing China marks 80 years of communism
July 1, 2001
The ash-gray former girls’ school where China’s Communist Party was born is now a national shrine. It’s also part of a new shopping mall shared with an Italian ice cream parlor, a hair salon and a Starbucks coffee shop.
The ‘Spirit of ‘76’ worth remembering
July 1, 2001
By Calder Pickett Fourth of July is almost here, 2001, and a quarter century since our bicentennial. Do we think about that time, and what the bicentennial was all about, or was that something that belonged mainly to 1976?
Retirements put on hold
By choice or necessity, more older workers are remaining on the job
July 1, 2001
When Mike Davis’ high-pressure job supervising the upgrade of the world’s largest radio telescope was coming to an end, he faced a choice a new project or a leisurely life of golfing or fishing. Like millions of Americans, Davis, 62, decided that retirement didn’t fit into his plans.
Right-wingers go on rampage in Belgrade
July 1, 2001
In an indication that this nation’s recent political turmoil is not over, hundreds of right-wing thugs gathered in a central Belgrade square Saturday to block what had been billed as the city’s first gay and lesbian rights parade, then went on a violent rampage.
Job-related cards boosting profits
Hallmark, AG benefit from demand
July 1, 2001
Once upon a time, getting an envelope at the office meant a paycheck or a pink slip. Now the contents can range from touchy-feely to in-your-face. That’s because if your workplace is like your home and your colleagues are like family, you probably get a lot of job-related greeting cards. The folks who sell cards think that’s swell, of course, and are making more of them.
Salaried workers demand extra pay for extra time
July 1, 2001
Low-level managers whose long hours on straight salary helped fuel the economic boom now are trying to settle the score in a tidal wave of class-action lawsuits charging employers with robbing them of overtime pay.
The Motley Fool
July 1, 2001
Name that company Variable annuity blues Viva Valero!
Banks boost fees for use of ‘foreign’ ATMs
July 1, 2001
Watch your wallet or your bank account. The nation’s banks are notching up the fees they charge for using automated teller machines. As bankers point out, it remains true that if you use ATM machines operated by your own bank, you probably will not incur any fees. But if you use the money machines provided by other financial institutions, it is getting more expensive.
Visions of rebound ahead
A stormy market shows signs of clearing, advisers say
July 1, 2001
By Mark Fagan Jerry Samp’s no weather forecaster, but he’s keeping a watchful eye on the economic indicators. Last week, in the midst of more than 12 months of investment storminess, Samp took note of several upbeat signals: The Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the sixth time this year, an appeals court overturned an antitrust judgment against Microsoft, and federal tax-refund checks are on the way.
Works of major artists fill gallery in Denver
July 1, 2001
“European Masterpieces: Six Centuries of Paintings from the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia,” are on display at the Denver Art Museum. The collection features 88 Old Master and modern paintings from the 14th to 20th centuries. Artists included in the show are El Greco, Rembrandt, Thomas Gainsborough, Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Camille Pissarro, Pablo Picasso and Rene Magritte.
Trendy fashion styles marry athletic gear
July 1, 2001
You’d think the active lifestyle that so many of us live would require several wardrobe changes a day. First, there is the morning “power walk.” Whether it’s taken with the dog or it’s the way you get to work, you need comfortable clothes that wick away moisture and comfortable shoes that won’t leave you crippled for the rest of the day.
Surface Art meeting focuses on murals
July 1, 2001
KanArts Inc., a nonprofit organization serving multicultural artists and arts organizations in Kansas, will present Surface Art 2001, a conference for mural artists, arts organizations and community members interested in promoting and implementing mural projects.
Wizards end four-game skid against Tampa
July 1, 2001
Francisco Gomez and Chris Brown scored goals within five minutes of each other as the Kansas City Wizards beat the Tampa Bay Mutiny 3-0, breaking the Wizards’ four-game losing streak.
Take safety precautions with pets on the Fourth
July 1, 2001
By Midge Grinstead Fourth of July fun for all right? Soon families will come together to celebrate our nation’s anniversary. Picnics, ball games and fireworks. Most of your family will enjoy the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air. However, your companion animals may be alarmed by the loud noise.
Dance troupe learns all the right moves
Lawrence academy gets in the swing of things plus the samba, tango and mamba
July 1, 2001
By Jan Biles Skye-Laurel Riggs didn’t start out on the right foot when it came to dancing. She began taking tap lessons when she was 3 but was soon kicked out when she started acting as if she were in charge of the class. Now 15 years later Riggs is taking lessons at The Dance Academy, 1117 Mass., where she swings and tangos with owner/instructor Wade Qandil and other students and performs with the academy’s dance troupe.
Nuclear arms defense is natural next step
July 1, 2001
By Amy Ridenour For Knight-Ridder News Service When I was pregnant with my twin sons, I had a recurring dream about World War I. It was due to something every parent discovers: With the birth of children comes fear that you won’t be able to protect them from the dangers of life.
$50 well spent
July 1, 2001
Motorcyclist killed in Estonia
July 1, 2001
An Estonian motorcyclist died during a prerace practice run Saturday on the same course where five-time world champion Joey Dunlop was killed last year.
Could it happen again?
July 1, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Rev. A.L. Parker man-euvered the sedan carrying teen-ager Alice Fowler and her family around a torrent of water that tore through North Lawrence with a ferocity that gives her chills 50 years later.
Royals pack punch in win over Tribe - Royals 11, Indians 7
July 1, 2001
The Kansas City Royals got into a home-run hitting contest with the Cleveland Indians, and came out on top. Mike Sweeney and Carlos Beltran each hit two of Kansas City’s five homers, and the Royals beat the Indians, 11-7, on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. “Playing one of the best teams in baseball gets your juices flowing,” Sweeney said.
Republican fund-raiser banks on 8 sponsors
July 1, 2001
The most generous backers of Wednesday’s congressional salute to President Bush were eight “underwriters” who gave or raised at least $250,000 each to help elect Republican lawmakers next year.
Justices not troubled taking charge
Supreme Court tackling cases it used to avoid
July 1, 2001
The 85 cases decided by the Supreme Court in the term that concluded last week can be neatly divided into two categories: Bush v. Gore and everything else. The court, displaying an increasingly evident confidence about its capacity and authority to settle issues it might once have left to other branches of government or the states, produced important rulings on matters ranging from campaign finance regulation to immigrants’ rights.
Hollywood calling all ‘alpha fans’
Web sites become an interactive, vital part of movie marketing campaigns
July 1, 2001
Michael Van Gorkom remembers the first call he got from the robot. “It was a real person’s voice,” the 26-year-old Santa Monica resident said. “Very freaky.” Phone calls from robots, e-mails from someone called “mother” and cryptic instant messages are just some of the intrusive elements of a Web-based game being used to market the Steven Spielberg movie “A.I. Artificial Intelligence.”
American League Roundup: Yankees making changes
Williams homers twice in New York’s 5-4 victory
July 1, 2001
As each new face pops up in the clubhouse, the message sinks in on the New York Yankees’ veterans: If you don’t get the job done, new players will. Hours after manager Joe Torre signaled a clear and possibly major shift in his thinking, the Yankees came back from a four-run sixth-inning deficit.
51 disaster inspires flood of memories
July 1, 2001
By Bill Mayer It is remembered as “Black Friday.” More than 40 lives were lost. More than $1 billion in property was destroyed. The flood that hit Kansas and Missouri July 13, 1951, was the costliest catastrophe in area history. Surprisingly, not one life was lost in Lawrence and the immediate area. Loss estimates here ranged all the way from $4 million to $6 million, calculated in 1951 dollars.
KC acquiring catchers on mammoth pace
July 1, 2001
By Chuck Woodling In the long and storied lore of baseball, has any major league team ever reacquired as many catchers as the Kansas City Royals? Brent Mayne, picked up earlier this week, is by my count the fifth backstop to have had Grover Cleveland-like stints with the Royals.
Cubs’ pitcher back better than ever for first-place squad
July 1, 2001
Kerry Wood brought some of the nastiest stuff baseball had ever seen in a rookie when he arrived in 1998. He dazzled fans when he struck out 20 in just his fifth start, drove hitters crazy all year and helped carry the Chicago Cubs to the playoffs. Winning NL Rookie of the Year honors was practically a given.
Country music guitar great Chet Atkins dies
July 1, 2001
Chet Atkins, the Tennessee-born guitar virtuoso who was one of the pillars of American popular music in the last half of the 20th century, as performer, songwriter, spotter of talent and shaper of trends, died Saturday in Nashville. He was 77.
Victims of teasing, bullying may exact deadly revenge
July 1, 2001
What will Jazz do with Stevenson?
Rookie, if found guilty in statutory rape case, might be unwelcome in Utah
July 1, 2001
Now that everyone has had some time to digest parts of this DeShawn Stevenson thing, there are decisions depending on what the court rules to be made about future decisions.
Judge won’t step down in murder case
July 1, 2001
The judge in the capital murder case against two men accused in a quadruple homicide has refused to remove himself from the case, even though his wife is related to two witnesses. The lawyers for defendants Reginald and Jonathan Carr say they will appeal.
Amish fire victims buy new house
July 1, 2001
The surviving members of an Amish family that lost their home and six loved ones in an October fire have moved their new house from Abilene to Tampa. “We know how much the rest of the family would have enjoyed this,” Thaddeus Thayer said Friday. “We wish them back, this is just something we need to do.”
Macedonian troops, rebels exchange fire
Fighting comes on eve of peacekeeping mission
July 1, 2001
Clashes shattered a lull in fighting between Macedonian troops and ethnic Albanian rebels early Saturday, a day before a new American envoy was due to arrive in a bid to renew stalemated peace negotiations.
Next up: Viagra in nasal spray form
Near-instant results produced in new form, patent-holders say
July 1, 2001
Relief for men with erectile dysfunction might be just a breath away soon with a newly patented nasal delivery system for Viagra. Two University of Kentucky professors have been awarded a patent for an intranasal form of sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, which would produce almost instantaneous effects.
Roly-polys do more annoying than destroying
July 1, 2001
By Bruce Chladny The arrival of summer means warmer temperatures and less rainfall. Unfortunately, it also means a fresh supply of insects. Many gardeners and homeowners are fretting over the invasion of one such unwelcome guest. Pillbugs commonly called roly-polys are the 3/8-inch grayish bugs that roll up in a ball when disturbed.
Give garden some relief
Heat puts plants and lawns in need of regular watering
July 1, 2001
By Carol Boncella The heat is on. Then again, what else could we expect with the arrival of summer? Gardeners themselves wilting under hot temperatures and long days know that they must tend to the special summer care of the garden before seeking relief with an iced tea.
Ventura wins major tax cut in Minnesota
July 1, 2001
In a cliffhanger at the Minnesota Capitol, lawmakers passed a state budget early Saturday before the government’s authority to spend money would have expired. Hours later, Gov. Jesse Ventura approved the centerpiece of his budget agenda a tax-relief bill that also changes the way education is funded in the state.
New owners take over Central Kansas Railway
July 1, 2001
The Central Kansas Railway is still on track after new owners took over early Saturday morning. At midnight, the railroad, now called the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad, transferred to its new owners, Watco Companies of Pittsburg.
Oregon bridges take travelers back in time
Structures originally provided protection from Pacific Northwest rain
July 1, 2001
Outlaws once hid in Oregon’s covered bridges, waiting patiently for miners loaded with gold. Young lovers also took to the shadows, hurriedly stealing kisses before the next horse clip-clopped through. But with gold and modesty in short supply these days, covered bridges are now for those who like to dream. So if you come upon a covered bridge during a sunny Sunday drive, slow down.
Marvin Riley
July 1, 2001
Valia Drake
July 1, 2001
N. Ireland coalition begins to unravel
July 1, 2001
Protestant leader David Trimble quit today as head of the joint Catholic-Protestant government in Northern Ireland, deepening a crisis in the country’s peace process as hard-liners from both sides clashed on the streets of Belfast.
The Motley Fool
July 1, 2001
Name that company Variable annuity blues Viva Valero!
Covering the flood was tricky for photographer
July 1, 2001
By Bill Snead Photographer Rich Clark-son had just graduated from Liberty Memorial High School and was headed for Kansas University when the floods of 1951 hit.
Exhibit explores the boundaries of contemporary art and design
July 1, 2001
“Against Design,” an exhibit at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, examines interpretations of contemporary design and the boundaries between art and design. The exhibit features works by Kevin Appel, Angela Bulloch, Clay Ketter, Roy McMakin, Jorge Pardo, Tobias Rehberger, Joe Scanlan, Atelier van Lieshout, Pae White and Andrea Zittel.
Guinness to check claim on world’s oldest person
July 1, 2001
Researchers at the Guinness Book of Records are trying to determine if a Michigan woman is the world’s oldest living person. The family of Maud Farris-Luse says she was born Jan. 21, 1887, in Morley. That would put her age at 114 years.
Take safety precautions with pets on the Fourth
July 1, 2001
By Midge Grinstead Fourth of July fun for all right? Soon families will come together to celebrate our nation’s anniversary. Picnics, ball games and fireworks. Most of your family will enjoy the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air. However, your companion animals may be alarmed by the loud noise.
Here’s another to-do for engaged couples: Talk money, honey
July 1, 2001
When Shakespeare was scratching out Romeo and Juliet, he boosted the dramatic effect by throwing obstacles between boy and girl, like their dysfunctional families. But had he wanted to be true to real life, he’d have made Juliet a spendthrift and Romeo a skinflint for it is money that pulls many romances asunder. With the marriage season upon us, my mailbox is collecting personal finance suggestions for the engaged. It’s not very romantic, but a lot of it makes sense.
Princess’ riddle sure to hook young readers
July 1, 2001
By Jill Hummels “One Riddle, One Answer” is a singular success. Written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Linda S. Wingerter, this tale follows the path of a young Persian princess who strikes a smart deal with her doting father, the sultan. As the sultan tries to find a suitable husband for his lovely and wise daughter, he finds that the suitors are interested in only what the match can do for them.
Brookner’s ‘Bay of Angels’ falls from grace quickly
July 1, 2001
By Gretchen Linhos In the middle of the night, a 70-year-old man falls and smashes his head on a marble floor. His wife panics and calls his doctor, who comes immediately. The naive wife convinces the doctor to put the man in bed, because “he is almost already asleep.” The ignorant doctor, who returns in the morning, is surprised to find the wife “laying faithfully beside” the dead man.
Driving concern
July 1, 2001
For some reason, largemouth bass in funk
July 1, 2001
By Ned Kehde This column was supposed to be about the efficacy of a split-shot rig adorned with a four-inch plastic worm. Normally, this simple concoction is the most productive lure a largemouth bass fisherman can wield at the community lakes in northeast Kansas during the last weeks of spring and first weeks of summer.
A voyage of ‘madness’
Nine start solo circumnavigation, but only one finishes
July 1, 2001
When nine men set out in 1968 to circumnavigate the globe in an unprecedented, nonstop sailboat race, each was utterly alone. None carried satellite guidance equipment or the kind of electronic devices that knit the world together today. One racer communicated by arcing wadded messages and rolls of film, by slingshot, to the decks of passing ships.
8-tracks (ka-chik) are back
July 1, 2001
The ABBA 8-track plays in Len Saaf’s apartment as he shows off the rest of his collection. There’s Kansas, the Commodores, Cheap Trick and a K-tel cartridge with the Barry Manilow chestnut “Mandy.” This is music Saaf heard on the radio growing up in the ‘70s. Then there’s the stereo, the one he found in a thrift store.
American Airlines averts strike
Agreement reached with flight attendants
July 1, 2001
Negotiators for American Airlines and its flight attendants agreed on a tentative contract Saturday, just hours before President Bush planned to step in and block a threatened walkout.
Bill Mayer column for Saturday
July 1, 2001
It’s been 40 years, honest, since Kansas University football enjoyed the vibrant enthusiasm it desperately needs now to excite fans, pay bills and claim the respect and admiration enjoyed by the basketball program. Return now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, 1961 to be precise. Everyone was hot to trot with the Jayhawks!
Lawrence Outlaws
July 1, 2001
The Lawrence Outlaws showed they can win games in more than one fashion Saturday. Behind two distinctive styles — a 13-2 blowout and a 6-5 come-from-behind victory — the Outlaws swept the Blue Valley Northwest Huskies at Free State High School.
Sunday briefcase for front
July 1, 2001
WORKPLACE Lengthy vacations cut short
7-1 What concert would you like to go to this summer?
July 1, 2001
What concert would you like to go to this summer? JaSu Darnell,
Douglas County spring pig show
July 1, 2001
Youth excel at pig show Forty-three 4-H and FFA youths from Eastern Kansas exhibited their 89 pigs June 2 at the Douglas County Spring Prospect Pig Show.
The Mag: Film fest box
July 1, 2001
What: Alec Guinness: The Ealing Comedies When: 7 p.m. each Friday in July
7-1 garden spot
July 1, 2001
gardenspot@ljworld.com The heat is on. Then again, what else could we expect with the arrival of summer? Gardeners — themselves wilting under hot temperatures and long days — know that they must tend to the special summer care of the garden before seeking relief with an iced tea.
Outdoors briefs
July 1, 2001
Moundridge duo wins Bass Anglers tourney
s license gets makeover
July 1, 2001
TRANSPORTATION Kansas drivers licenses
Remember rules about fireworks
July 1, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Here’s the rules for celebrating Independence Day.
Midwifery gaining support with help of KU program
July 1, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Midwives aren’t backwoods women in bonnets delivering babies in cabins.
Pets - 4th of July
July 1, 2001
Fourth of July… Fun for All? Soon families will come together to celebrate our nation’s anniversary. Picnics, ball games and fireworks. Most of your family will enjoy the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air. However, your companion animals may be alarmed by the loud noise.
Bohl blowout
July 1, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Fresno, Calif. — Al Bohl and his wife, Sherry, live on a cul de sac in a quiet neighborhood a couple miles north of the Fresno State campus and a couple blocks away from Clovis West High.
INVESTING Visions of rebound ahead ––— A stormy market shows signs of clearing, advisers say
July 1, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Jerry Samp’s no weather forecaster, but he’s keeping a watchful eye on the economic indicators.
8-tracks (ka-chik) are back
July 1, 2001
The ABBA 8-track plays in Len Saaf’s apartment as he shows off the rest of his collection. There’s Kansas, the Commodores, Cheap Trick and a K-tel cartridge with the Barry Manilow chestnut “Mandy.” This is music Saaf heard on the radio growing up in the ‘70s. Then there’s the stereo, the one he found in a thrift store.
Limited tax cuts start today
Highest earners will see less money withheld from paychecks
July 1, 2001
The first installment of the tax cuts signed into law by President Bush takes effect today, but only for certain middle- and upper-income taxpayers. For most of them, the difference amounts to just a few dollars a week.
Wizards end four-game skid against Tampa
July 1, 2001
Francisco Gomez and Chris Brown scored goals within five minutes of each other as the Kansas City Wizards beat the Tampa Bay Mutiny 3-0, breaking the Wizards’ four-game losing streak.
Warning sign
July 1, 2001
Preliminary budget figures for next year may hold a warning for local taxpayers. Local units of government released some pretty scary figures this week.
Warning sign
July 1, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Preliminary budget figures for next year may hold a warning for local taxpayers. Local units of government released some pretty scary figures this week.The figures were preliminary budget numbers for next year. The city, the county and the school district all are expecting to seek increased mill levies to fund their budgets.
Warning sign
July 1, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Preliminary budget figures for next year may hold a warning for local taxpayers. Local units of government released some pretty scary figures this week.The figures were preliminary budget numbers for next year. The city, the county and the school district all are expecting to seek increased mill levies to fund their budgets.
Sense for Seniors - Mental Disorders and Aging
July 1, 2001
Test your knowledge about mental disorders and the normal aging process by taking the quiz below. It is taken from a new book, “A Mental Health Guide for Older Kansans and Their Families.” The book is available from your Area Agency on Aging or Community Mental Health Center. 1. Cognitive impairment (memory loss, disorientation or confusion) is an inevitable part of aging. True or False?
Mariners’ Bell leads All-Star voting
Third baseman would gladly give spot to Orioles’ legend Ripken
July 1, 2001
Colorado Rockies manager Buddy Bell was only 5 at the time, too young to remember when his father was yanked from the National League’s starting lineup for the 1957 All-Star game.
KU needs jolt of football fever
Oh for the days of 1961 when everyone followed Jayhawk grid fortunes
July 1, 2001
By Bill Mayer It’s been 40 years, honest, since Kansas University football enjoyed the vibrant enthusiasm it desperately needs now to excite fans, pay bills and claim the respect and admiration enjoyed by the basketball program.
KC acquiring catchers on mammoth pace
July 1, 2001
By Chuck Woodling In the long and storied lore of baseball, has any major league team ever reacquired as many catchers as the Kansas City Royals? Brent Mayne, picked up earlier this week, is by my count the fifth backstop to have had Grover Cleveland-like stints with the Royals.
European Union is all French to him
July 1, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald What lies ahead for the European Union? This question is very much on the minds of concerned journalists looking for a way to take a tax-deductible vacation abroad. For this reason, I recently spent several weeks assessing the mood in a broad cross-section of Europe, ranging all the way from Paris, France, to several other parts of France.
Chromium again threatens Hinkley residents’ health
July 1, 2001
Residents of this small desert town where Erin Brockovich discovered that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. dumped contaminated waste water into the community’s wells might be facing danger again from the same pollutant.
People
July 1, 2001
Ellroy is here Will sing for food Citizen Nadia No longer a paper doll
Indians top Asian numbers in Kansas
July 1, 2001
Growing up in Bombay, Aarti Iyengar was fascinated with math and science. The mental challenge just appealed to her. With a degree in electronic engineering, she moved to Lawrence in 1997 for her master’s in computer engineering. Two years later, she was hired by Sprint to help analyze technology for possible use by the telecommunications giant.
Salaried workers demand extra pay for extra time
July 1, 2001
Low-level managers whose long hours on straight salary helped fuel the economic boom now are trying to settle the score in a tidal wave of class-action lawsuits charging employers with robbing them of overtime pay.
Clinton stocked with prize fish
July 1, 2001
Does Clinton Lake contain a $1 million channel catfish? There’s a one in 30 chance the reservoir southwest of Lawrence does. Anheuser-Busch Inc. officials have tagged and placed one fish in Clinton and one fish in 29 other lakes around the country. One of those tagged fish will be worth $1 million. The remaining 29 will be worth $1,000 each.
KU film studies pioneer dies
July 1, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com Dick MacCann was the train passenger everyone gathered around to hear tales of Hollywood.
Vandals painting the town red
July 1, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com Lawrence is known as the city of the arts, but this month it’s become the city of spray-painted walls.
worth remembering
July 1, 2001
Fourth of July is almost here, 2001, and a quarter century since our bicentennial. Do we think about that time, and what the bicentennial was all about, or was that something that belonged mainly to 1976? The British fight the French in the Seven Years’ War, an expensive war indeed … plans to tax the colonists to help pay for the war … James Otis, Massachusetts orator, and the writs of assistance … quartering of troops … Patrick Henry, “Give me liberty or give me death” … the Sugar Act, especially painful to John Hancock … the Stamp Act, a tax that led to public burning of the stamps …
The Kaw: Where do we want it to go?
July 1, 2001
By Steve Jansen Special to the Journal-World Just as those who were alive during World War II are a rapidly diminishing group given their advanced age, so sadly we are losing increasingly those who were here for the Flood of ‘51.
Nation Briefs
July 1, 2001
New York: Revolutionary War cannon raised from Lake Champlain North Carolina: Six Dutch marines killed on visit to United States New Mexico: Anti-smoking advertisement deemed in poor taste, pulled LOS ANGELES: Report: Playboy purchases hardcore cable channels
Bookstore
July 1, 2001
World Briefs
July 1, 2001
England: Vicar claims record for longest sermon TORONTO: Oh, Canada! Survey finds lack of knowledge Iran: $1 billion oil project to test Bush, U.S. policy TOKYO: South Koreans sue for WWII compensation
World Briefs
July 1, 2001
England: Vicar claims record for longest sermon TORONTO: Oh, Canada! Survey finds lack of knowledge Iran: $1 billion oil project to test Bush, U.S. policy TOKYO: South Koreans sue for WWII compensation
Outlaws sweep Blue Valley Northwest
July 1, 2001
By Andy Samuelson The Lawrence Outlaws showed they can win games in more than one fashion Saturday. Behind two distinctive styles a 13-2 blowout and a 6-5 come-from-behind victory the Outlaws swept the Blue Valley Northwest Huskies at Free State High School. “Two different styles of baseball, two wins it was a good day for us,” said Lawrence coach Shaun Edmondson, whose team improved to 7-9.
Nuclear arms defense is natural next step
July 1, 2001
By Amy Ridenour For Knight-Ridder News Service When I was pregnant with my twin sons, I had a recurring dream about World War I. It was due to something every parent discovers: With the birth of children comes fear that you won’t be able to protect them from the dangers of life.
Jockeying under way in Florida governor’s race
July 1, 2001
The political war that began here last November has never really ended, in this sprawling state where the outcome of the 2000 presidential election was decided. The bitterness has lingered, particularly among Democrats who believe that Al Gore carried Florida and should be sitting in the White House instead of George W. Bush.
Feminine styles
Spencer Museum seeks artworks by women
July 1, 2001
By Jan Biles Susan Earle hopes there will come a day when female artists aren’t talked about as if they were out of the norm. She dreams of the day when exhibits of strictly women’s works aren’t needed to bring focus to their artistic visions. “Women who consider themselves advocates of women artists and feminists hope there’s a time when they won’t have to do this,” said Earle, curator of European and American art at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.
Here’s another to-do for engaged couples: Talk money, honey
July 1, 2001
When Shakespeare was scratching out Romeo and Juliet, he boosted the dramatic effect by throwing obstacles between boy and girl, like their dysfunctional families. But had he wanted to be true to real life, he’d have made Juliet a spendthrift and Romeo a skinflint for it is money that pulls many romances asunder. With the marriage season upon us, my mailbox is collecting personal finance suggestions for the engaged. It’s not very romantic, but a lot of it makes sense.
Feminine styles
Spencer Museum seeks artworks by women
July 1, 2001
By Jan Biles Susan Earle hopes there will come a day when female artists aren’t talked about as if they were out of the norm. She dreams of the day when exhibits of strictly women’s works aren’t needed to bring focus to their artistic visions. “Women who consider themselves advocates of women artists and feminists hope there’s a time when they won’t have to do this,” said Earle, curator of European and American art at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.
Defending champ Williams romps
Davenport, Clijsters, Dokic also advance to round of 16
July 1, 2001
Venus Williams played erratically yet still easily beat a top-30 player Saturday at Wimbldon. She eliminated Elena Likhovtseva in the third round, 6-2, 6-2. “I feel like I can get the job done even if I’m not playing my best,” the defending champion said. “I just enjoy playing. I love this tournament. I don’t feel any pressure, and I’m happy that I don’t.”
Mideast peace effort gets boost in meeting
Portugal gathering a first for Arafat since election of Ariel Sharon
July 1, 2001
Yasser Arafat met informally with Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, the Palestinian leader’s first meeting with a member of Israel’s government since Ariel Sharon was elected prime minister in February.
Nation Briefs
July 1, 2001
California: Mother sentenced in bungled kidnapping Idaho: FBI sharpshooter sees charges dropped Florida: Publishing house patriarch dies at 92 California: Foster child dies while left in SUV
Nation Briefs
July 1, 2001
Colorado: Bus overturns; 35 tourists hurt Pennsylvania: Court convicts pair in drug-debt torture Texas: Christian music concert draws 200,000 people BOSTON: Coast Guard relieves New England leader NEW YORK: Jazz trumpeter Chico O’Farrill dies
SUND Dance Academy cut
July 1, 2001
Thad Allender/Journal-World Photo WADE QANDIL AND BRIDGET JANNER kick in sequence at The Dance Academy, 11th and Massachusetts streets. Qandil and Janner have won numerous ballroom dancing awards and use their experience to teach dance students all the right moves.
Soundoff on the T
July 1, 2001
Now that summer is here, it is difficult to find parking around Eighth and Vermont with the pool. Is the city doing anything to encourage the use of the T there? Karin Rexroad, the city public transit administrator, said: “All T routes, except the Route 5, go directly to Ninth and Massachusetts, which is two blocks from the Outdoor Aquatic Center. Routes 3, 4 and 6 (clockwise and counterclockwise) go directly by the Outdoor Aquatic Center every 40 minutes.
Agency audit
July 1, 2001
To the editor: I am amused when a lawmaker, in this case Rep. Brenda Landwehr, complains that she has been lied to about child welfare. Lawmakers continually are told the truth about the cost of helping children in a civilized country and the answer is always that they can’t spend that much.
The ‘Spirit of ‘76’ worth remembering
July 1, 2001
By Calder Pickett Fourth of July is almost here, 2001, and a quarter century since our bicentennial. Do we think about that time, and what the bicentennial was all about, or was that something that belonged mainly to 1976?
Sense for seniors
July 1, 2001
Test your knowledge about mental disorders and the normal aging process by taking the quiz below. It is taken from a new book, “A Mental Health Guide for Older Kansans and Their Families.” The book is available from your Area Agency on Aging or Community Mental Health Center.
Hollywood calling all ‘alpha fans’
Web sites become an interactive, vital part of movie marketing campaigns
July 1, 2001
Michael Van Gorkom remembers the first call he got from the robot. “It was a real person’s voice,” the 26-year-old Santa Monica resident said. “Very freaky.” Phone calls from robots, e-mails from someone called “mother” and cryptic instant messages are just some of the intrusive elements of a Web-based game being used to market the Steven Spielberg movie “A.I. Artificial Intelligence.”
National League Roundup: Maddux mystifying to Mets
Atlanta hurler notches ninth victory in 5-2 triumph
July 1, 2001
Greg Maddux had a perfect June, which won’t hurt his chances for another All-Star appearance in July. Maddux pitched eight strong innings Saturday and Brian Jordan and Mark DeRosa drove in two runs apiece as Atlanta beat the New York Mets, 5-2.
Lawrence School Board
Property sale contract to be considered
July 1, 2001
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Geologists dispute influence of humans on climate change
July 1, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A group of geologists led by the Kansas Geological Survey is running headfirst into the fight over global warming. Lee Gerhard, principal geologist at KGS, and William Harrison, deputy director at KGS, have edited a book that says increased use of fossil fuels has little effect on climactic changes.
Horoscopes
July 1, 2001
Give garden some relief
Heat puts plants and lawns in need of regular watering
July 1, 2001
By Carol Boncella The heat is on. Then again, what else could we expect with the arrival of summer? Gardeners themselves wilting under hot temperatures and long days know that they must tend to the special summer care of the garden before seeking relief with an iced tea.
Kennedy proves he’s back on top
July 1, 2001
In a life known for its sensational tumbles and improbable recoveries, Ted Kennedy is suddenly back on top. His party is once again in control of the Senate. The veteran Democrat has reclaimed the chairmanship of the health and education committee, a leadership spot he can use to press longtime political goals: expanded medical insurance coverage, fewer medical mistakes, increases in the minimum wage.
Midwifery gains growing support
July 1, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Midwives aren’t backwoods women in bonnets delivering babies in cabins. The very idea makes Kimberly Negrete laugh. Negrete is one of five members of the Kansas University Nurse Midwife program’s first graduating class, which was recognized during a ceremony Saturday at KU Medical Center.
Time limits may prevent claim on former husband’s estate
July 1, 2001
Tax dollars would be better spent elsewhere
July 1, 2001
By Ben Cohen For Knight-Ridder News Service The repeated test failures of Pentagon’s missile defense system are surely disappointing to people who, understandably, like the concept of shielding our nation from nuclear attack.
Kennedy proves he’s back on top
July 1, 2001
In a life known for its sensational tumbles and improbable recoveries, Ted Kennedy is suddenly back on top. His party is once again in control of the Senate. The veteran Democrat has reclaimed the chairmanship of the health and education committee, a leadership spot he can use to press longtime political goals: expanded medical insurance coverage, fewer medical mistakes, increases in the minimum wage.
A changing China marks 80 years of communism
July 1, 2001
The ash-gray former girls’ school where China’s Communist Party was born is now a national shrine. It’s also part of a new shopping mall shared with an Italian ice cream parlor, a hair salon and a Starbucks coffee shop.
Fossil hunter on People’s top 50 bachelors list
July 1, 2001
Fossil hunter Alan Detrich is rated somewhat of a catch in his own right. The July 2 issue of People Weekly magazine includes the 53-year-old Great Bend man on its list of 50 top bachelors, along with such younger and better-known names as golfer Tiger Woods and actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
Early sewing machines seem irresistible to some
July 1, 2001
The sewing machine is an 18th-century idea that ranks as one of the major inventions in history. There were many men whose companies made sewing machines in the 1850s, including Elias Howe, Isaac Singer and Allen Wilson. Collectors want any unusual sewing machines made in past years. Shaw & Clark, a company working in the 1860s in Biddeford, Maine, made seven machine styles.
European Union is all French to him
July 1, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald What lies ahead for the European Union? This question is very much on the minds of concerned journalists looking for a way to take a tax-deductible vacation abroad. For this reason, I recently spent several weeks assessing the mood in a broad cross-section of Europe, ranging all the way from Paris, France, to several other parts of France.
Rumsfeld wants to link policy, strategy
July 1, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group When Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld recently gave his first testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee since his confirmation hearing, it was a big-picture briefing.
Flood left family land as ‘pitiful desolate sight’
July 1, 2001
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from letters written during the summer of 1951 by the late Mary Hayden, a North Lawrence land owner and farmer, who was married to Will H. Hayden.
Time limits may prevent claim on former husband’s estate
July 1, 2001
WNBA Roundup: Liberty stifles Miracle
July 1, 2001
Tari Phillips scored 16 points and the New York Liberty held the Orlando Miracle scoreless over the final 212 minutes in a 72-60 victory Saturday. New York, which finished the game with a 12-0 run, has won eight of its last nine games.
Royals pack punch in win over Tribe - Royals 11, Indians 7
July 1, 2001
The Kansas City Royals got into a home-run hitting contest with the Cleveland Indians, and came out on top. Mike Sweeney and Carlos Beltran each hit two of Kansas City’s five homers, and the Royals beat the Indians, 11-7, on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. “Playing one of the best teams in baseball gets your juices flowing,” Sweeney said.
Limited tax cuts start today
Highest earners will see less money withheld from paychecks
July 1, 2001
The first installment of the tax cuts signed into law by President Bush takes effect today, but only for certain middle- and upper-income taxpayers. For most of them, the difference amounts to just a few dollars a week.
Vandals painting the town red
Recent rise in graffiti a costly annoyance, downtown tenants say
July 1, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Lawrence is known as the city of the arts, but this month it’s become the city of spray-painted walls. A recent rise in graffiti has plagued downtown businesses, particularly along Massachusetts Street. Last weekend, 17 tenants reported graffiti on their brick walls.
Friends mourn former professor
July 1, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Dick MacCann was the train passenger everyone gathered around to hear tales of Hollywood. He was the man who struck up conversations in elevators. He was the Kansas University professor students invited to graduation dinners. Richard Dyer MacCann, 80, died Thursday in Iowa City, Iowa, of complications following hip surgery.
Indians top Asian numbers in Kansas
July 1, 2001
Growing up in Bombay, Aarti Iyengar was fascinated with math and science. The mental challenge just appealed to her. With a degree in electronic engineering, she moved to Lawrence in 1997 for her master’s in computer engineering. Two years later, she was hired by Sprint to help analyze technology for possible use by the telecommunications giant.
World Series champs had chemistry
Compatibility in clubhouse one of most important components
July 1, 2001
The Minnesota Twins won the World Series in 1991 with deep starting pitching, sound defense and timely hitting, but their compatibility in the clubhouse was perhaps one of that championship’s most important components.
Younger Schumacher first in France
July 1, 2001
Ralf Schumacher celebrated his 26th birthday Saturday by winning his first pole position during French Grand Prix qualifying, with older brother Michael in second place. Ralf was .01 seconds faster than the reigning Formula One world champion, slashing last year’s pole time by more than 21*2 seconds.
Sense for seniors
July 1, 2001
Test your knowledge about mental disorders and the normal aging process by taking the quiz below. It is taken from a new book, “A Mental Health Guide for Older Kansans and Their Families.” The book is available from your Area Agency on Aging or Community Mental Health Center.
For some reason, largemouth bass in funk
July 1, 2001
By Ned Kehde This column was supposed to be about the efficacy of a split-shot rig adorned with a four-inch plastic worm. Normally, this simple concoction is the most productive lure a largemouth bass fisherman can wield at the community lakes in northeast Kansas during the last weeks of spring and first weeks of summer.
People
July 1, 2001
Ellroy is here Will sing for food Citizen Nadia No longer a paper doll
GLOBAL WARMING Human impact minimal, book says
July 1, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com A group of geologists led by the Kansas Geological Survey is running headfirst into the fight over global warming.
Death penalty and society’s moral code
July 1, 2001
By Gurley The great poet W.H. Auden was addicted to reading detective novels. His essay, “The Guilty Vicarage,” is a brilliant analysis of the “Whodunit” which surprisingly also illuminates the ongoing debate about capital punishment.
Flood left family land as ‘pitiful desolate sight’
July 1, 2001
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from letters written during the summer of 1951 by the late Mary Hayden, a North Lawrence land owner and farmer, who was married to Will H. Hayden.
The Kaw: Where do we want it to go?
July 1, 2001
By Steve Jansen Special to the Journal-World Just as those who were alive during World War II are a rapidly diminishing group given their advanced age, so sadly we are losing increasingly those who were here for the Flood of ‘51.
Job-related cards boosting profits
Hallmark, AG benefit from demand
July 1, 2001
Once upon a time, getting an envelope at the office meant a paycheck or a pink slip. Now the contents can range from touchy-feely to in-your-face. That’s because if your workplace is like your home and your colleagues are like family, you probably get a lot of job-related greeting cards. The folks who sell cards think that’s swell, of course, and are making more of them.
Bookstore
July 1, 2001
Lawrence School Board
Property sale contract to be considered
July 1, 2001
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Horoscopes
July 1, 2001
Business briefs
July 1, 2001
Victims of teasing, bullying may exact deadly revenge
July 1, 2001
Jayhawks’ new AD setting sights high
July 1, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Al Bohl and his wife, Sherry, live on a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood a couple miles north of the Fresno State campus and a couple blocks away from Clovis West High. A two-car garage is visible from the street, but the rest of the modest house is tucked behind a couple trees and some bushes. While walking up to the house, a bay window emerges to the left of the front door and a stained-glass window appears on the right.
Friends mourn former professor
July 1, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Dick MacCann was the train passenger everyone gathered around to hear tales of Hollywood. He was the man who struck up conversations in elevators. He was the Kansas University professor students invited to graduation dinners. Richard Dyer MacCann, 80, died Thursday in Iowa City, Iowa, of complications following hip surgery.