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Surgeons implant first self-contained artificial heart
July 3, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:03 p.m.) An American on the brink of death has received the first self-contained, mechanical heart replacement in a landmark experimental operation.
Slow work
July 3, 2001
To the editor: I live on Cadet Street, east of Haskell, and south of 15th. The city of Lawrence has been working on our street going on four weeks now. To me, this is an incredibly obscene amount of time to repave a street, even with the addition of new curbs.
KC school board appeals judge’s order
July 3, 2001
A court-ordered investigation into the Kansas City school district is groundless and unconstitutional, the school board said in asking a federal judge to limit his order. “People keep talking about problems,” board member Duane Kelly said Monday. “Got a problem? Tell us what it is, we’ll deal with it. Make a mystery out of it, what are we supposed to do?”
Teen makes his debut on Haysville school board
July 3, 2001
Seth Konkel may have just taken his seat on the Haysville school board, but he’s already made quite an impression on the district. The 18-year-old made headlines in March when he requested credit card documents that resulted in the school superintendent being fired and charged with misusing public funds.
6News report: Family remembers flood of 1951
July 3, 2001
A North Lawrence couple remembers the sights, sounds and smells of the flood in 1951 that left most of North Lawrence underwater.
6Sports report: Raiders split at Enid tourney
July 3, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence Raiders’ run at the Enid, Oklahoma, tournament.
6Sports report: Manning becomes free agent
July 3, 2001
Danny Manning will most likely not be in Allen Fieldhouse when the Utah Jazz play the Philadelphia 76ers there this fall. Manning turned down an offer from the Jazz to play the free agent market, which began Sunday.
Friends and neighbors
July 3, 2001
Javier injures left knee
Outfielder day-to-day
July 3, 2001
Seattle right fielder Stan Javier left Monday night’s game at Texas after he pinched a tendon in his left knee while batting. After Javier fouled off a full-count pitch into the stands, he dropped his bat and limped away from the plate. The Mariners listed him as day-to-day.
Rangers release Caminiti
July 3, 2001
Ken Caminiti requested and received his release from the Texas Rangers on Monday, freeing the injury-plagued third baseman to sign with another team. “They wanted to get rid of me and I wanted to go,” Caminiti told Houston radio station KTRH-AM.
State aims to squelch illegal dumping
July 3, 2001
By Mike Belt The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is asking for help from snitches. KDHE is working with counties to locate and clean up illegal dump sites, and residents are encouraged to report them.
DNA evidence from Costa Rica now in U.S. for FBI analysis
July 3, 2001
By Mike Shields DNA evidence from the Shannon Martin murder case is now in the United States for analysis at the FBI crime lab in Washington, D.C., a spokeswoman for the Costa Rican ambassador to the United States told the Journal-World Monday. Martin, 23, a Kansas University senior, was slain May 13 in Golfito, Costa Rica, a few days before she would have graduated. She was in Costa Rica completing biological research.
National League Roundup: Redding sparks Houston, 6-4
July 3, 2001
Facing Milwaukee’s patchwork lineup was only part of the reason Tim Redding couldn’t wait to get on the mound. The rookie recorded his first major league victory and his first big league hit as the Houston Astros defeated the ailing Brewers 6-4 Monday night.
American League Roundup: Boston bashes Jays
Ramirez hits 25th homer in 16-4 Red Sox romp
July 3, 2001
The Boston Red Sox left SkyDome, still in first place in the AL East. There might be a few Blue Jays leaving Toronto, too. Manny Ramirez hit his AL-leading 25th homer and drove in four runs during Boston’s highest-scoring game of the season, leading the Red Sox over the Blue Jays 16-4 Monday.
Hattie Burkhead
July 3, 2001
Ruth Nicholas
July 3, 2001
Kansas economy weakest in region, study concludes
July 3, 2001
A Creighton University survey released Monday ranks the Kansas economy as the weakest in the Midwest and predicts more weakness in upcoming months. The monthly Mid-America Business Conditions Survey gives Kansas a score of 34.0 on a scale of 0 to 100, the lowest among nine Midwest states studied.
Survey cannot tell a lie: Teens lacking in U.S. history basics
One in 10 can’t identify George Washington as the nation’s first president, foundation finds with quiz
July 3, 2001
With the July Fourth holiday around the corner, a recent survey commissioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation reveals that more than one in five American teen-agers don’t know from whom their country declared independence during the Revolutionary War. The nationwide survey of more than 1,000 teen-agers was made up of basic fourth-grade level history questions and is representative of the approximately 24 million U.S. students between the ages of 12 and 17.
NASCAR returns to Daytona
Memories of Earnhardt linger at track where he was killed in crash
July 3, 2001
Fresh white paint covers the black mark on the Turn 4 wall where auto racing changed forever. Other scars don’t disappear as quickly. NASCAR returns to Daytona International Speedway this week, racing there for the first time since Dale Earnhardt was killed in a last-lap wreck at the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18.
Hasek seeks Stanley Cup
New Detroit goalie sets goals high following trade
July 3, 2001
Dominik Hasek’s collection of hockey hardware includes six Vezina trophies, a pair of Hart trophies and an Olympic gold medal. Now the Detroit Red Wings new goalie wants only one more trophy the Stanley Cup.
Baseball Briefs
July 3, 2001
Justice back on disabled list Brewers’ Mouton strains left hamstring in loss Jose Rijo to pitch at Class A Dayton Teen shortstop among signees for Dodgers Florida’s Wilson on DL Rockies sign Miceli Salmon sidelined
County judging court cuts
July 3, 2001
By Joy Ludwig The wheels of justice in Douglas County will turn ever slower if county commissioners swing the budget ax the wrong way. If county funding for a sixth judge on the district court bench is withdrawn, it might take lawyers and their clients up to six months longer to have their cases heard.
Cheney doesn’t miss a beat in returning to work
July 3, 2001
Vice President Dick Cheney waded back into energy policy, national security and U.S.-China relations on Monday, undaunted by the new pacemaker in his chest. He flashed an “OK” sign when asked how he felt two days after it was implanted.
Lawrence Briefs
July 3, 2001
Watercrafts taken from store Flood presentation planned Army Corps offers free cave program Host families needed for French students Guided tour offered for downtown sculptures
On the record
July 3, 2001
Big serve propels Ivanisevic
July 3, 2001
Goran Ivanisevic harnessed a consistent serve and powered his way to another Wimbledon quarterfinal. In a matchup of big servers, Ivanisevic outgunned Greg Rusedski 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 Monday to earn a quarterfinal matchup against Russia’s Marat Safin. Ivanisevic has 120 aces in his four matches.
Capriati, Williams on tap
Serena to try to foil Grand Slam bid in morning match
July 3, 2001
Today at 7 a.m., it’s Chapter 3 in the growing Jennifer Capriati-Serena Williams rivalry, and this time, said Williams, she WILL be ready. It was supposed to be Monster Monday at Wimbledon with all 32 surviving players summoned to court on a very muggy London afternoon, but the eight women’s matches were as predictable as afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace.
News briefs
July 3, 2001
Taliban sanctions renews Toy ball sets recalled Drought aggravates alligators Two Filipino hostages freed
Bechard picked for all-star match
July 3, 2001
Recent Lawrence High graduate Ashley Bechard has been selected to play in the Kansas Volleyball Assn. all-star volleyball match on Aug. 1 at Topeka Washburn Rural. The match is 7 p.m.
Raiders reach tourney semifinals
July 3, 2001
Lawrence secured a spot in the semifinals of the Enid Fourth of July Invitational baseball tournament with a 6-5 victory over Arkansas City on Monday. The Raiders later lost on Monday, 6-3, to Arlington, Texas, to finish their pool with a 3-1 record.
Milosevic rejects tribunal’s authority
July 3, 2001
Slobodan Milosevic will refuse legal representation when he appears today before the U.N. war crimes tribunal, maintaining the court is part of a Western conspiracy to exterminate the Serb people, his lawyers said.
Hillary Clinton presents check
July 3, 2001
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, above left, presented a $10,000 check on behalf of the New York Liberty and Cablevision to a local fellowship program at halftime of the Detroit-New York WNBA game Monday at Madison Square Garden.
80-year-old usher fired
July 3, 2001
Pitchers lose their jobs all the time for giving up too many home run balls. When an 80-year-old usher with the Birmingham Barons retrieved one of them, he got fired for his trouble.
Fox tamed by marriage
Mexico’s president takes spokeswoman for his bride
July 3, 2001
A year to the day after his stunning election victory, President Vicente Fox surprised Mexico again Monday by marrying his spokeswoman and longtime love. The 6-foot-5 president capped the ceremony by bowing down to timidly kiss his 5-foot-2 bride. The surprise wedding of Fox and Martha Sahagun ended years of speculation about the couple and was cheered by Mexicans who had been pressing their president voted one of “25 most beautiful Latinos of 2001” by People magazine’s Spanish edition to end his bachelor days.
Nuggets want LaFrentz back, but team’s focus elsewhere
July 3, 2001
Nuggets coach Dan Issel says the team needs to take care of a few things before it considers re-signing Raef LaFrentz. But ensuring the 240-pound center doesn’t go somewhere else is a priority.
State soybean plantings reach record
July 3, 2001
Kansas farmers have planted more soybeans this spring than at any other time in the state’s history, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said. Soybean plantings in the state totaled 3 million acres, the agency said in its June acreage report, out Monday. The total was 2 percent above last year’s record.
ConAgra fire blamed for economic woes
July 3, 2001
After a fire closed the ConAgra Beef plant, building projects stopped, unemployment soared, and bills went unpaid.
Youth leaves infant with fire station
July 3, 2001
A young man gave up custody of 5-month-old at a Topeka fire station Sunday, one year to the day after the state’s Newborn Protection Act became law.
News report deserves praise
July 3, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services While watching John Stossel’s ABC News special, “Tampering With Nature,” I felt like a citizen of those not-so-long-ago “captive nations” who learned the truth of what was going on not from their own leaders and the controlled media, but from the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe.
What inspires life deceptions?
July 3, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe I called Joe Ellis on Patriot’s Day. I wanted to talk about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, and, by coincidence, the historian had just gotten word that he’d won the Pulitzer Prize.
Slow work
July 3, 2001
Stem cell decision will have fallout
July 3, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate President Bush is poised to make a decision that could affect the future of medical research for decades to come. Whichever way he goes, the political fallout will be substantial. The issue is stem cell research, and the role of the federal government in funding the research. Embryonic stem cells offer great promise to those who suffer from debilitating diseases everything from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s to diabetes and spinal cord injuries. The cells are collected from embryos created in fertility clinics that would otherwise be discarded.
Brazil’s pragmatism curbs AIDS
July 3, 2001
By Trudy Rubin Philadelphia Inquirer Instead of debating for three days in New York over what to do with the money in an international AIDS fund, this week’s special United Nations assembly on AIDS should have met in Brazil. Brazil is the only developing nation that has found a successful formula to combat the AIDS menace. In 1994, the World Bank projected that Brazil would have 1.2 million HIV-positive cases by 2000, but the rate seems to have stabilized at half that number. Unless the Brazilian strategy is broadly adopted, neither cheaper drugs nor higher contributions to the newer U.N. AIDS fund will check this plague.
Basic tool
July 3, 2001
J-W Editorials There’s nothing more basic to education than reading, and local school officials are right to stage an all-out assault on reading deficiencies. Reading, of course, is one of the traditional three “Rs” of education, one of the basic building blocks for knowledge.
DeSoto developer to receive tax credit
July 3, 2001
Valley Springs Senior Housing, a private developer of low- and moderate-income rental housing in DeSoto, will receive $2.7 million over 10 years from the federal Housing Tax Credit Program.
Teen faces first-degree murder charges
July 3, 2001
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the weekend stabbing death of a Fort Riley soldier.
Crash kills two
July 3, 2001
Two El Dorado residents were killed and two others were severely injured in a traffic collision Saturday in southeast Kansas when a car pulled into the path of a tractor-trailer, the Harvey County Sheriff’s Department said.
Local publication folds after financial struggle
July 3, 2001
By Dave Ranney A Lawrence-based magazine about Kansas art, history and politics is going out of business.
World briefs
July 3, 2001
Spy plane dismantled Fertility scientists cite advance on eggs Mad cow case confirmed
Arrest warrant issued in Okinawa rape case
July 3, 2001
A court issued an arrest warrant Monday against a U.S. Air Force sergeant suspected of raping an Okinawan woman against the side of a car in a trendy tourist area.
MTV marks 20 years
July 3, 2001
MTV is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an all-out birthday bash, the cable network announced Monday. On Aug. 1, MTV will throw a party, hosted by “Total Request Live’s” Carson Daly, which will broadcast live on both MTV and MTV2 from the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center.
Rookie Suzuki leading All-Star vote-getter
July 3, 2001
The hits keep coming for Ichiro Suzuki on the field and on the Internet. Boosted by online support worldwide and paper ballots cast in Japan for the first time, Suzuki became the first rookie to draw the most votes for the All-Star game.
Daily ticker
July 3, 2001
Sampras ousted by Federer
July 3, 2001
Defeated and dethroned, a somber Pete Sampras lingered at his courtside chair, engulfed by cheers that weren’t for him. With no trophy to collect, the seven-time champion instead picked up three sweaty towels, stuffed them into his tennis bag and slung it over his shoulder.
Thome’s slide ends Kansas City’s streak - Indians 2, Royals 1
July 3, 2001
Jim Thome has hit plenty of game-winning home runs. Monday night, he gave the Cleveland Indians a much-needed win with a nifty slide. Thome scored on a single by Einar Diaz with two outs in the ninth inning to give John Rocker and the Indians a 2-1 victory over Kansas City, snapping the Royals’ six-game winning streak.
Have you seen this fish?
Valuable catfish could be in Clinton Lake
July 3, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Hard to tell how many fishermen have been out on Clinton Lake the last couple of days in dogged pursuit of Big Jake. Or maybe I should say non-fishermen. Real fishermen know they have a better chance of hooking a penguin in the Gulf of Mexico.
United grounds US Airways acquisition
July 3, 2001
United Airlines is pulling the plug on its $4.3 billion purchase of US Airways a deal that has been in trouble for months because of a weakened economy, industry woes and antitrust concerns. While stopping short of declaring the deal dead, the two airlines said Monday that they were talking about scuttling it.
State targets illegal dump sites
July 3, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is asking for help from snitches.
7-3 What are your plans for the 4th of July?
July 3, 2001
What are your plans for the 4th of July? Hilary Kass,
Soundoff on Steve Jeltz
July 3, 2001
What happened to Steve Jeltz, the former Lawrence Legion Hawks and Kansas University baseball standout? Jeltz, a switch-hitting shortstop who played in the major leagues for eight seasons — mostly with the Philadelphia Phillies — is now an itinerant construction worker in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah, according to his father, Bill Jeltz.
s close
July 3, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.61; corn, $1.63; milo, $1.53; soybeans, $4.63. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.63; milo, $1.53; soybeans, $4.65. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.63; milo, $1.53; soybeans, $4.63. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.63; milo, $1.53; soybeans, $4.63. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.63; milo, $1.53; soybeans, $4.63.
Local briefs for Tuesday
July 3, 2001
Bandits capture Chanute tourney
Fire destroys vacant house
July 3, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com A wayward bottle rocket was being blamed by a neighbor for a Monday afternoon fire that destroyed a vacant house at 1313 Haskell Ave.
Ruth Nicholas obituary
July 3, 2001
Ruth Nicholas Services for Ruth M. Nicholas, 80, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, Elmhurst, Pa.
Lawrence-based publication folds
July 3, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com A Lawrence-based magazine about Kansas art, history and politics is going out of business.
Ghghgh ––— ghghgh
July 3, 2001
J-W Staff Report Enid, Okla. — Lawrence secured a spot in the semifinals of the Enid Fourth of July Invitational baseball tournament with a 6-5 victory over Arkansas City on Monday.
Tuesday Best Bets
July 3, 2001
TED NUGENT performs with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Deep Purple at 6:30 p.m. today at Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs. TODAY
Tuesday datebook
July 3, 2001
TODAY Canceled: Lawrence City Commission meeting.
Blotter
July 3, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
DeSoto housing developers to receive tax credits
July 3, 2001
DeSoto housing developer to receive tax credit
Watercrafts stolen
July 3, 2001
Watercrafts taken from store Two watercrafts and a trailer were taken last week from Kaw Valley Supply, 1887 E. 1450 Road, a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office report said.
RETIREMENT More duplexes on way ––— Presbyterian Manor, Brandon Woods expand
July 3, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.pmma.org/pmlawrence.htm;
Tuesday Woodling column
July 3, 2001
Hard to tell how many fishermen have been out on Clinton Lake the last couple of days in dogged pursuit of Big Jake. Or maybe I should say non-fishermen. Real fishermen know they have a better chance of hooking a penguin in the Gulf of Mexico.
COSTA RICAN MURDER DNA evidence in U.S. for analysis
July 3, 2001
mshields@ljworld.com DNA evidence from the Shannon Martin murder case is now in the United States for analysis at the FBI crime lab in Washington, D.C., a spokeswoman for the Costa Rican ambassador to the United States told the Journal-World Monday that DNA evidence from the Shannon Martin murder case is now in the United States for analysis at the FBI crime lab in Washington, D.C.
City Slow-Pitch Standings
July 3, 2001
Through Sunday’s Games Men’s Sunday: Mr. Cid 7-2, West Coast Saloon 7-3, Honeywell 6-4, Broke n’Busted 6-6, Beer Me 0-11.
Births
July 3, 2001
* Jodi and Joe Dineen, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday. * Xiaolin Hu and Xiandong Jian, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
100 Years
July 3, 2001
On July 3, 1901, the Lawrence World’s headlines forecast the next day stating THE GLORIOUS FOURTH - The Crackling Cracker, the Fizzling Fizzler, the Band Concert, the Races, the Ball Game, he Oratory, All in One Happy Jamboree in Lawrence.” Recent dry weather led the city marshal to caution the public to be very careful with their fireworks. The World noted that local stores would all close at noon and several of them all day.
New executive vice chancellor starts work
July 3, 2001
Public relations specialist on the job at Strong Hall
Gambling bill appears doomed
Nevada Democrat Reid believes proposal to forbid betting on college sports will be ‘killed’
July 3, 2001
Sen. Harry Reid has stopped worrying about a ban on college sports betting being passed by Congress this year. “The bill won’t pass out of Congress,” Reid, D-Nev., told The Associated Press on Monday.
Bandits capture Chanute tourney
July 3, 2001
Brett Urban had two hits and John Parker pitched a complete game as the Lawrence Bandits toppled Chanute, 6-1, late Sunday night for the championship of the Chanute Invitational baseball tournament.
Whooping cranes take flight lessons
July 3, 2001
A 2-month-old whooping crane jumped as the motor on an ultralight aircraft came to a buzz. A moment later, however, the chick nudged closer to nibble mealworms from a fake crane held by a white-robed trainer in the craft.
Museum aims to explain unexplained
July 3, 2001
Don’t tell Bob White the sky isn’t falling.
Flood correction FOR TUES
July 3, 2001
A photo caption in Sunday’s special 1951 flood publication contained incorrect information. On page 16, the second sentence in a caption that identified a home owned by Harley Davenport should have read, “Harry Workman’s house, 801 Lake St., sustained substantial damage when the garage collapsed.”
Business briefcase for Tuesday
July 3, 2001
Investors shrug off warning, lift blue chips
Jul3-25
July 3, 2001
The rain held back the sun inched out and crowds slowly seeped into South Park as the Prairie Chautauqua rolled out its rug of music, fun and games in connection with the local celebration of the nation’s bicentennial. All across the nation, special observances were planned for the July 4 period, some of them due to be quite spectacular.
Jul3-40
July 3, 2001
A meeting to discuss zoning in Wakarusa Township was to be called soon in an effort to try to cope with projected growth in the region. Dutch elm disease continued to pose major threats to the region and the loss of many stately elms had been a major setback for the community. All sorts of efforts were being made to cope with the onslaught.
Stem cell choice will have fall-out
July 3, 2001
United Feature Syndicate Washington — President Bush is poised to make a decision that could affect the future of medical research for decades to come. Whichever way he goes, the political fallout will be substantial.
2002 BUDGET County judging court cuts
July 3, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com The wheels of justice in Douglas County will turn ever slower if county commissioners swing the budget ax the wrong way.
Bids made for Chatauqua
July 3, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com A group of 20 Lawrence-area history buffs decided unanimously Monday night to make a bid for the 2004 Kansas Chautauqua.
KU graduate student photographs whales in Gulf of Mexico
July 3, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University graduate student Charlotte Cates is a special kind of photographer her studio is the Gulf of Mexico, and her subjects are sperm whales. Cates, working on her master’s degree in biology, is part of a federal study into the lives of sperm whales off the Louisiana coast.
Offshore drilling expansion advances
Proposal would keep rigs at least 100 miles off of Florida’s Gulf Coast
July 3, 2001
The Bush administration is proposing the first new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in more than a decade with plans to offer new oil and gas leases in an area covering 1.47 million acres, Interior Secretary Gale Norton announced Monday. Norton said the lease area along the Outer Continental Shelf at least 100 miles from the shorelines of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi has enough oil to run a million families’ cars for six years and enough natural gas to heat the homes of a million families for 15 years.
More duplexes on way
Presbyterian Manor, Brandon Woods expand
July 3, 2001
By Mark Fagan Another decade, another set of duplexes. Lawrence Presbyterian Manor is making plans to add seven duplexes a total of 14 residential units to its Manorwoods development in western Lawrence. It will be the retirement community’s third set of duplexes in as many decades.
OPEC signals reluctance to increase oil production
July 3, 2001
Oil ministers from several OPEC countries have all but ruled out increasing their crude output, saying Monday that world markets were already in balance with plentiful supplies of oil and refined products.
Nation briefs
July 3, 2001
Napster goes offline to turn into fee service New mayor sworn in Hearing loss takes toll on millions of U.S. youth Legislator indicted on drug-related charges
KU student photographs Gulf whales
July 3, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Kansas University graduate student Charlotte Cates is a special kind of photographer — her studio is the Gulf of Mexico, and her subjects are sperm whales.
7-8 1951 Kansas floods revisited
July 3, 2001
Program to revisit 1951 Kansas floods
Local briefs
July 3, 2001
On the road: Traffic patrols increased for Fourth of July holiday Law enforcement officers will be watching closely for motorists driving under the influence as well as those violating other traffic laws throughout the Independence Day holiday. The Kansas Highway Patrol and 51 city and county law enforcement agencies began a stepped-up, coordinated-mobilization enforcement effort Sunday, and it will continue through Saturday. The mobilization enforcement is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation. It involves state troopers along with police and sheriff’s departments targeting drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs through special patrol strategies. Neither the Lawrence Police nor Douglas County Sheriff’s departments plan any special patrols this week. They will, however, be especially watchful for violators, spokesmen for the departments said. __________________ Law enforcement: Argument precedes accident on Kansas River Bridge An argument between a man and a woman led to a car wreck early Sunday morning, Lawrence Police said. At 2:30 a.m., a 32-year-old man driving a Volkswagen Jetta was driving his car onto the Kansas River Bridge when he was struck from behind by another vehicle that was following him, police said. The second car was reportedly driven by a 25-year-old woman, police said. The 1987 Volkswagen Jetta the man was driving spun into a utility pole. The driver was taken by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and then released, police said. The man and woman had been arguing earlier at another location, officers said. The woman fled the area of the wreck and had not been arrested as of Monday. __________________ Fourth of July: City band to perform concert of patriotic songs The Lawrence City Band will get into the Independence Day spirit when the musicians present “All-American Fourth of July Concert” at 8 p.m. Wednesday in South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets. Songs on the program are “Americans We” and “Shoutin’ Liza” by Henry Fillmore; “American Salute” by Morton Gould; “God Bless the U.S.A.” by Lee Greenwood; “Suite of Old American Dances” by Robert Russell Bennett; “Hands Across the Sea” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa; “Buglers Holiday” by Leroy Anderson; “Kansas Two-Step” by Arthur Pryor; and “Sweet Land of Liberty” by James Sochinsky. __________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.159 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.
Wells on DL with bad back
July 3, 2001
David Wells’ bad back has landed him on the disabled list. The Chicago White Sox left-hander was put on the 15-day disabled list after Monday night’s loss to the Minnesota Twins. The move is retroactive to June 29.
WNBA Roundup: Liberty win with Clintons on hand
July 3, 2001
The New York Liberty’s latest home victory came in front of two distinguished fans. Tari Phillips scored 16 points to lead New York to a 66-60 victory over the Detroit Shock on Monday night, extending the Liberty’s winning streak at Madison Square Garden to five games.
Why does society pressure teens to be sexually active?
July 3, 2001
Komine to return to Huskers
July 3, 2001
Nebraska pitcher Shane Komine said Monday he will return for his senior season because negotiations with the St. Louis Cardinals broke down. “We couldn’t come to terms and things didn’t work out with the Cardinals, but I knew I was in a good situation with whatever decision I made,” Komine said from Honolulu, Hawaii.
Sherrer considers governor’s race
July 3, 2001
He’s coy about his intentions now, but Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer plans to announce Friday whether he’ll run next year for the Republican nomination for governor.
People
July 3, 2001
Keeping ‘score’ ‘X-Files’ exit I beg your pardon Tour bust
Hot ticket burns up Broadway
Theater fans go to great lengths to see ‘The Producers’
July 3, 2001
As she stood all alone on a darkened Manhattan street at 5 a.m., Carol Watson felt a rush of fear. A menacing-looking man with a mustache was striding rapidly toward her, and the retired Cleveland schoolteacher thought briefly of fleeing. But she stubbornly held her ground.
s close
July 3, 2001
Dow Industrials +91.32, 10,593.72
Basic tool
July 3, 2001
There’s nothing more basic to education than reading, and local school officials are right to stage an all-out assault on reading deficiencies. Reading, of course, is one of the traditional three “Rs” of education, one of the basic building blocks for knowledge.
Morgan is president, Robinson in office, Weseman gets raise
July 3, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The Lawrence school board Monday unanimously elected a new president and approved a three-year contract for Supt. Randy Weseman.
What inspires life deceptions?
July 3, 2001
I called Joe Ellis on Patriot’s Day. I wanted to talk about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, and, by coincidence, the historian had just gotten word that he’d won the Pulitzer Prize. Ellis was gleeful but gracious. So when the interview was over, I shared the line that had flashed across my own ironic mind some years ago when the prize had come my way: “Now you know the first line of your obituary.”
Funding shortfall plagues KSU building plans
July 3, 2001
A building addition at Kansas State University was supposed to house three academic groups, but a funding shortfall means one of them won’t be moving in and the other two will have limited space.
Elizabeth Hammons
July 3, 2001
Board elects Sue Morgan president
Supt. Randy Weseman’s contract extended for three years
July 3, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board Monday unanimously elected a new president and approved a three-year contract for Supt. Randy Weseman. Sue Morgan will serve as president for the 2001-02 fiscal year, with Scott Morgan as vice president.
Enthusiasts make bid for Chautauqua
July 3, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik A group of 20 Lawrence-area history buffs decided unanimously Monday night to make a bid for the 2004 Kansas Chautauqua. About 20 cities, including Lawrence, were selected out of 64 as finalists for the state’s newly created Chautauqua.
Horoscopes
July 3, 2001
Israeli-Palestinian truce all but obliterated by violence
July 3, 2001
An unstable Mideast truce teetered near collapse Monday after an Israeli was shot dead at point-blank range, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian they mistook for a terrorist and a pair of car bombs rattled a town in central Israel.
Briefcase
July 3, 2001
Blue chips lead Wall Street to positive 3rd quarter start Manufacturing activity falls; raw material purchases up Economy still receiving lift from consumer spending Possible tire investigation leads Ford to hire consultant
Parties affected by Western rates scrutinizing KCC as details unfold
July 3, 2001
A consumer advocate hopes state regulators will indicate at their next meeting that they’re ready to cut electric rates for customers of Western Resources Inc. by at least $25 million.
Agency short on school supplies
ECKAN requests additional donations for needy students
July 3, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik For five years running, Eve Cofer has arranged to give backpacks, crayons and pencils to every Lawrence student who couldn’t afford school supplies. That streak could end this year.
Agency short on school supplies
July 3, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com For five years running, Eve Cofer has arranged to give backpacks, crayons and pencils to every Lawrence student who couldn’t afford school supplies.