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6News Report: Local farmer recalls the Flood of ‘51
July 4, 2001
This is the second part of a series on the 1951 Flood by Alison Mann, 6News reporter. Roger Pine, a local farmer, recalls how, at age 11, he woke to find the flood had devastated his family’s farm, the same place he still lives today.
Police call teen’s death at ‘boot camp’ suspicious
July 4, 2001
A 14-year-old boy died at a boot camp where troubled youngsters were allegedly kicked and forced to eat mud. Anthony Haynes of Phoenix died Sunday at the America’s Buffalo Soldiers Re-enactors Assn. camp near Buckeye, where the regimen includes forced marches, black uniforms, and a daily diet of an apple, a carrot and a bowl of beans. Temperatures Sunday had climbed as high as 114 degrees.
Local briefs
July 4, 2001
Flag plaza dedicated at Kansas Cosmosphere Hutchinson The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center dedicated its new flag plaza Tuesday, in honor of an artifacts restorer who died earlier this year. Greg “Buck” Buckingham, master space artifacts restorer at the Cosmosphere and an army veteran, died in January. An F-1 Saturn V rocket engine is part of the flag plaza, a return of one of the Cosmosphere’s most popular outdoor landmarks. __________________________ Electricity: Truck downs power line Nearly 350 Lawrence residents were without power Tuesday after a concrete truck hooked a power line and tore down two utility poles as it drove down the 2100 block of Heatherwood Drive. The poles collapsed at 11:35 a.m. The resulting outage affected residents in an area north of Clinton Parkway and east of Kasold Drive, said KPL spokesman Richard Good. Power was restored within several hours. Charles Cudmore was about to cook lunch when he heard a loud noise and the power went off. “It sounded like a transformer blowing,” he said. “I went outside and saw that the truck jerked the poles down. … Wires were strung all over the truck.” Good said there were no injuries. The accident did not appear to damage any property, either, Cudmore said. “It was basically an inconvenience to traffic and a delay on the road construction,” Cudmore said. “And it was starting to get hot.” __________________________ Law enforcement: Pants stolen in park A half-naked, 23-year-old Lawrence man flagged down a police car at 12:55 a.m. Monday to report his pants and wallet stolen. The man had taken off his large FUBU pants in Centennial Park, 600 Rockledge Road. Two men walking by took the pants and the man’s wallet, which was in a pants pocket. The pants, wallet and its contents were valued on the report at $122. “Officers drove by and were waved down by a man with nothing on but a shirt,” Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The officers drove the man home. Police said they could not comment on why the 23-year-old removed his pants. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.129 a gallon at Site, 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue. 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.
National league roundup: Atlanta tightens race in NL East
Jones goes 4-for-4 to spark Braves to 14-7 victory over Phillies
July 4, 2001
Chipper Jones had no trouble putting his performance in perspective. Jones went 4-for-4, hitting two solo homers and scoring a team record-tying five runs as Atlanta beat Philadelphia, 14-7, Tuesday night to move within one game of the NL East-leading Phillies.
Webber Watch heating up in Sacramento
July 4, 2001
Geoff Petrie says he honestly doesn’t mind spending a long, hot summer waiting for Chris Webber to make up his mind. Three days into the free agent negotiating period, the Sacramento Kings are still unsure where they stand with Webber, who last season became the franchise’s first All-NBA selection in 25 years.
WNBA Roundup: Monarchs lynch Lynx, 91-52
July 4, 2001
Kedra Holland-Corn scored 25 points as the Sacramento Monarchs beat the Minnesota Lynx 91-52, Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to four games. The loss was the most lopsided in franchise history for Minnesota. Sacramento also set a record for the most points scored by a Lynx opponent.
Falun Gong members die in prison camp
July 4, 2001
At least 10 members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement have died in a re-education camp in what authorities told family members was a group suicide, according to reports from a Hong Kong-based human rights group and overseas Falun Gong officials.
Dodge City struggles with Demon mascot
High school mascot comes under fire
July 4, 2001
A group opposed to Dodge City High School’s Red Demon mascot plans to take the issue before the school board next month. The mascot has been under fire primarily from church groups upset with its underworld overtones but there has been little support for a change in the Red Demon moniker and logo among officials in the school district.
Johnson County water supply diverted after sewage spill
July 4, 2001
Johnson County will get its water from the Missouri River for a few days because raw sewage from a punctured line flowed into the Kansas River.
Congress ignores Bush plea to cut pork spending
July 4, 2001
Lawmakers are ignoring President Bush’s call to cut spending for home-state projects, stuffing the year’s first spending bills with $500,000 for swine manure research in Iowa, $5 million for a Massachusetts parking garage, and millions of dollars for hundreds of other items.
Washington letter on loan to Mount Vernon describes whiskey business
July 4, 2001
Mount Vernon officials are celebrating a key addition to their collection of George Washington memorabilia: a rare letter in which the nation’s first president describes his thriving whiskey business.
Declaration to take road trip
Historic document will spend next four years on national tour
July 4, 2001
Just in time for its 225th birthday, the document that led to the United States’ creation is hitting the road for a nationwide tour aimed at inspiring political activism among America’s youth.
Plane crash kills 143 in Siberia
July 4, 2001
A Russian airliner crashed and burned Tuesday in a forested area near the Siberian city of Irkutsk, killing all aboard, the Civil Aviation Authority said, according to the ITAR-Tass news agency.
On the record
July 4, 2001
NBA approves Grizzlies’ move
Vancouver unanimously allowed to relocate to Memphis
July 4, 2001
It’s official: The Vancouver Grizzlies are moving to Memphis. NBA owners gave unanimous approval to the move Tuesday, clearing the way for the Grizzlies to play in Tennessee next season. It is the league’s first franchise relocation since the Kings moved from Kansas City to Sacramento in 1985.
Thieves hit parking meters again
July 4, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik The parking meter bandit has struck again, doubling his stops but maybe not his loot. Late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, coins were emptied from 200 parking meters in the downtown area, Lawrence Police said Tuesday.
KCC undecided on Western rates, but won’t give requested amount
July 4, 2001
They didn’t agree on a bottom line, but state regulators made it clear Tuesday that they’re not going to give Western Resources Inc. the $150.5 million increase in electric rates it wants.
Sheriff asks for wage increases for officers
July 4, 2001
By Joy Ludwig County commissioners are considering big wage boosts for Douglas County Sheriff’s officers. Under a new pay plan unveiled Tuesday, a deputy could earn at least 12 percent more next year and a detective could earn 29 percent more.
Few uninsured using health clinic
Health Care Access reaches only 10 percent of eligible residents, report shows
July 4, 2001
By Mindie Miller Nearly 10,000 Douglas County residents do not have health insurance, according to the Health Care Access 2000 annual report. But the nonprofit health care facility for residents who have no health insurance and don’t qualify for other medical programs is reaching only 10 percent of those people.
Report: Kansas captives still alive
Muslim guerrillas free two Filipino hostages
July 4, 2001
Two Filipinos, freed Tuesday by Muslim guerrillas, said a U.S. couple held hostage with them for more than five weeks were OK but a third American disappeared at the time the rebels claimed they beheaded him.
Jazz owner against drafting preps
Stevenson case tests patience of Miller, who must decide whether troubled player will remain in Utah
July 4, 2001
It’s not to say “I told you so,” but Jazz owner Larry H. Miller knows there was a reason he always was so opposed to drafting kids into the NBA straight out of high school. Or at least he was until last year, when the Jazz used their first-round pick on California high schooler DeShawn Stevenson, who is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Fresno, Calif., on a felony count of statutory rape.
U.S. women blank Canada
Milbrett scores lone soccer goal in 77th minute
July 4, 2001
The U.S. women’s soccer team treated Tuesday’s match against Canada as a lot more than just another exhibition. Tiffeny Milbrett’s goal in the 77th minute gave the defending World Cup champions and Olympic silver medalists a 1-0 victory and snapped their four-game winless streak against Canada.
KU law library to expand tribal collection
State library board approved $8,671 grant for additional research materials
July 4, 2001
By Dave Ranney The library at Kansas University’s School of Law will soon expand its American Indian law collection. The Kansas Library Network Board recently approved an $8,671 grant for the purchase of additional books and microfiche.
Rison-Lopes nuptials on hold?
July 4, 2001
Not so fast on those wedding vows for NFL star Andre Rison and singer Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes. The wedding reportedly was scheduled for Thursday in Atlanta. But neither would be in town then, Lopes spokesman Matt Shelton said Monday.
Tigers top Royals to end skid
Lima pitches Detroit to 8-4 victory, snapping team’s 8-game losing streak
July 4, 2001
After five years on the road, “Lima Time” has returned to the Motor City. Jose Lima won for the first time in nearly three months as the Detroit Tigers ended their eight-game losing streak Tuesday night with an 8-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
KU basketball notebook: Last summer ancient history for Williams
July 4, 2001
By Gary Bedore Except for fireworks blasting in the sky, today figures to be a quiet Fourth of July for Kansas University men’s basketball coach Roy Williams. Nothing like last year’s holiday, that’s for sure.
IRL fights for fans
Stock cars edge Indy cars in popularity race
July 4, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock NASCAR has the fans and the Indy Racing League has the speed. That, in a nutshell, is the primary difference in the two big-league sanctioning bodies that will stage races at Kansas Speedway this season.
Cats & Dogs’ proves to be pets-tacular fun
July 4, 2001
Payback’s a well, a female dog, in “Cats & Dogs.” Dogs utilize high-tech surveillance equipment to strike back when cats launch a plan to steal a scientific formula to combat dog allergies, a formula that would ensure dogs’ popularity forever
New ambassador apologizes for alleged rape on Okinawa
July 4, 2001
The new U.S. ambassador expressed regret Tuesday for the alleged rape of an Okinawan woman by an American serviceman, while Japanese police waited for the U.S. military to hand over the suspect, an Air Force sergeant.
Two Iraqi diplomats seek asylum in U.S.
July 4, 2001
Iraq’s deputy U.N. ambassador and another top envoy requested asylum for themselves and their families in a bid to remain in the United States, diplomatic and police sources confirmed Tuesday.
Daily Ticker
July 4, 2001
Business profile: Bed Mart owners come home to work
July 4, 2001
Payless Cashways files plan
Bankrupt building supplier would close 42 stores to stave off collapse
July 4, 2001
A last-minute deal with its main lender will keep Payless Cashways Inc. alive, but not without even more sacrifices from the struggling building supplies retailer. The agreement, reached this week as the lender headed to bankruptcy court to put the company out of business, calls for New York-based Congress Financial Corp. to provide Payless a $160 million line of credit during the next year.
NU freshmen in ticket lottery
July 4, 2001
Incoming University of Nebraska freshmen will have a chance to see two home football games if their number is drawn in a ticket lottery scheduled July 27. All 8,200 student tickets for this year’s home games were sold by April, which left some upperclassmen lingering on a waiting list. Freshmen were thought to be shut out totally.
Robbery pegged as motive in killing
July 4, 2001
Police say they believe robbery was the motive for the killing of a Wichita man whose body was found Friday in his burning home. A computer and a stereo system belonging to Marcell Eads were found at the residence where one of the suspects was arrested, Police Lt. Ken Landwehr said.
Law officers earn honors for rescues
July 4, 2001
Two Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputies and a Maize police officer will be honored Saturday for bravery in rescuing a suicidal woman and a woman seriously injured in a car accident.
People
July 4, 2001
Relationship is a wrap Wedding missing bride, groom Tooting his own horn Twice the Jacko
Poundstone pleads innocent to molestation charges
July 4, 2001
Children who live near Paula Poundstone demonstrated outside the courthouse where the comedian pleaded innocent Tuesday to child molestation in a case her lawyer said is “ripping her guts out.”
Web site has an appetite for popular recipes
July 4, 2001
Want a peephole into the collective appetite? Epicurious.com’s Search Spy function takes voyeurism into the kitchen. In a real-time peek at what real people crave, the site’s pop-up window showcases the 10 most recent entries typed into the site’s search function from salmon roe to beer batter. The window is updated every 15 seconds.
Lawrence flavors get two spoons up
July 4, 2001
The Journal-World put John Harrison’s taste buds to the test while he visited Lawrence. Harrison tasted three flavors of ice cream from Sylas & Maddy’s Home Made Ice Cream, 1014 Mass., and two flavors of custard offered by The Custard Cup, 520 W. 23rd St.
Ripe apricots make sweet-tart treat
Homemade or store-bought, summertime ice cream hits the spot
July 4, 2001
Fresh Apricot Ice Cream is a special summer treat. Make it with homemade ice cream or use your favorite ready-made brand of vanilla as a short cut.
Making friends
July 4, 2001
Ridicule over reason?
July 4, 2001
Illegal search?
July 4, 2001
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
July 4, 2001
Today’s leaders can match founders
July 4, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group This Independence Day holiday finds the United States preoccupied, as it has not been for a long time, with the generation that created the nation. It is not a notable anniversary; 225 years is a good long run, but not a landmark.
Judicial responsibility
July 4, 2001
Journal-World Editorial It’s maddening that the state is refusing to take responsibility for properly funding state courts. Anyone looking for an example of how budget decisions made by the Kansas Legislature have put new and unreasonable burdens on local governments need look no further than Douglas County District Court.
Japan to ban smoking?
July 4, 2001
The World Health Organization hopes Japan will join South Korea in banning tobacco from next year’s World Cup. South Korean Foreign Minister Han Seung-soo said his country has completed its agreement with the WHO to bar the use and advertising of tobacco, a prohibition similar to the one at the Sydney Olympics.
Fuse to be lit on area celebrations
July 4, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Residents in Lawrence and surrounding towns who aren’t lighting up the sky tonight with their own pyrotechnics can enjoy public fireworks displays.
County commission briefs
July 4, 2001
Cost-cutting may delay digitizing records
KU law library to expand tribal collection
July 4, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com The library at Kansas University’s School of Law will soon expand its American Indian law collection.
Concrete truck tears down power lines
July 4, 2001
ELECTRICITY Truck downs power line
s pants stolen in park
July 4, 2001
LAW ENFORCEMENT Pants stolen in park
Taster gives local flavors two spoons up
July 4, 2001
The Journal-World put John Harrison’s taste buds to the test while he visited Lawrence. Harrison tasted three flavors of ice cream from Sylas & Maddy’s Home Made Ice Cream, 1014 Mass., and two flavors of custard offered by The Custard Cup, 520 W. 23rd St.
s close
July 4, 2001
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.61; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.64. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.66. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.64. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.64. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.64.
BUSINESS PROFILE Bed Mart owners come home to work
July 4, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Company: Bed Mart Inc., 2329 Iowa.
hed goes here
July 4, 2001
MORE: www.sunflower.com/jayni.shtml Head to “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for a preview of the gourmet offerings that will be served at Salute!: A Festival of Wine & Food. The July 14 festival at the Holidome benefits Cottonwood Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides services to people with disabilities.
Wednesday Best Bets
July 4, 2001
JONNY LANG plays at 6:30 p.m. today the City Market, Fifth and Walnut streets, Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
Apricots give sweet-tart flavor to ice cream
July 4, 2001
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fresh Apricot Ice Cream is a special summer treat. Its base can be ice cream you make yourself, or you can use ready-made ice cream as a short cut. Apricots are juicy and at peak sweet-tart flavor as they come into season in many regions over the warmer months; California apricots are at their best in late June.
Baldwin road closed brief
July 4, 2001
Baldwin road project to close intersection
Parking meters become target of thieves again
July 4, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com The parking meter bandit has struck again, doubling his stops but maybe not his loot.
KU football notebook
July 4, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Al Bohl doesn’t take over officially as Kansas University’s athletics director until Aug. 1, but he has already made an impression.
Sheriff recruiting soundoff
July 4, 2001
If the Douglas County Sheriff is so short-handed, why doesn’t the department recruit at job fairs? During Tuesday’s budget discussions, Sheriff Rick Trapp told county commissioners that his department has attended several job fairs across the state and even in Missouri. However, he said his department hasn’t been able to offer competitive salaries and has not had much luck recruiting potential deputies. The commissioners are considering a significant increase to Trapp’s budget to make the wages for deputies and corrections officers more competitive with area law enforcement agencies.
Outlaws
July 4, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas City — Lawrence’s Outlaws defeated Mill Valley, 14-4 and 24-3, on Tuesday in American Legion baseball at Johnson County 3&2 fields.
Few uninsured using health clinic
July 4, 2001
mmiller@ljworld.com Nearly 10,000 Douglas County residents do not have health insurance, according to the Health Care Access 2000 annual report.
7-4 Ice Cream Tester
July 4, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com Have a little extra padding on your thighs and tummy?
Blotter
July 4, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
7-4 How much money do you spend on fireworks?
July 4, 2001
How much money do you spend on fireworks? Jane Graves,
7-4 Gwyn column
July 4, 2001
Sweet corn in local gardens has begun to tassel, which means that actual ears of corn are about a month away. Tasseling is one of those significant points in the garden cycle that lets you know that nature is right on course. Tasseling also is a signal for gardeners to do things just a bit differently in caring for their crop from here on out. Tasseling is the process that precedes pollination, which allows your corn stalks to produce edible ears. The tassels are the male part of the corn plant; pollen from the tassels finds its way to the silks that form at the end of the ears. The wind usually does an adequate job of transporting the pollen, although gardeners with small patches or single rows of corn may need to hand-pollinate.
Births
July 4, 2001
Roberta Fitch and Brady Tapedo, Lawrence, a girl, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Massey, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
Reader clarifies facts about signers of Declaration
July 4, 2001
Tweaked’ forearm shelves city bowler
Lawrence’s Glass skips season-ending event to heal, overcome burnout
July 4, 2001
By Chuck Woodling With one stop to go, Lawrence’s Bob Glass pulled the plug on the spring-summer portion of the PBA Senior Tour. “Two things,” Glass said. “In the last tournament, I tweaked my forearm. That, and I was absolutely burned out.”
6Sports report: Dog Days workouts
July 4, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the 18th annual Red Dogs Dog Days Workout getting underway at Memorial Stadium.
6Sports report: Raiders finished at Enid tourney
July 4, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence Raiders’ standing at the Enid, Oklahoma tourney.
American League Roundup: Tribe trounces Red Sox
Ramirez returns, but Alomar steals show
July 4, 2001
Roberto Alomar has played in 11 All-Star games. He has nine Gold Gloves, a pair of World Series rings and more than 2,300 hits. But until Tuesday night, a five-hit game was nowhere on his resume. Alomar’s 5-for-5 night overshadowed Manny Ramirez’s return to Jacobs Field, leading Jake Westbrook and Cleveland over Boston, 9-1, Tuesday night. “I had no idea,” Alomar said. “I got lucky. I guess I’m seeing the ball real well.”
State Brief
July 4, 2001
ARKANSAS CITY: Newspaper sold
Defiant Milosevic refuses to plead
Former Yugoslav president expresses contempt for U.N. tribunal
July 4, 2001
Flashing the defiance that marked his 13 years in power, Slobodan Milosevic refused to enter a plea on war crimes charges Tuesday in his first appearance before a U.N. tribunal that he said was merely a cover for NATO “crimes” in Yugoslavia.
Doctors implant first permanent artificial heart
July 4, 2001
A patient on the brink of death has received the world’s first self-contained artificial heart a battery-powered device the size of a softball that runs without the need for wires, tubes or hoses sticking out of the chest.
State worker alleges firing came after whistle-blowing
July 4, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A Lawrence woman is suing the state, claiming the director of the Kansas Sentencing Commission fired her for blowing the whistle on wrongdoing at the agency. “I want justice not only for myself, but for the people of Kansas,” said Shu Chen, a former statistician at the agency.
Estella Miller
July 4, 2001
KU football notebook: Allen says AD ‘icing on the cake’
July 4, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Al Bohl doesn’t take over officially as Kansas University’s athletics director until Aug. 1, but he has already made an impression.
Cats are evil, dogs are good
Movie portrayals set stereotypes of pets long ago
July 4, 2001
Don’t let Mr. Tinkles fool you. Sure, he’s soft, white and fluffy. He even purrs and meows. But Mr. Tinkles, the villain in the new movie “Cats & Dogs,” is pure evil, perhaps one of the most diabolical characters ever to dominate the silver screen. Wanna know why? Because he’s a cat.
Academe offers good read
July 4, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University Scool of Law Summer is the time when many of us take a pause from the pressures of work and spend a few days or weeks doing the things we like. For some, this means catching up on the reading we didn’t have time for the rest of the year.
Business briefcase for Wednesday
July 4, 2001
Markets close early for Independence Day
Kansas basketball notebook
July 4, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Except for fireworks blasting in the sky, today figures to be a quiet Fourth of July for Kansas University men’s basketball coach Roy Williams.
s children take positions in White House
July 4, 2001
mshields@ljworld.com Two of Kansas Congressman Jim Ryun’s four children now have jobs in the Bush White House.
IRL, NASCAR fighting for fans
July 4, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com NASCAR has the fans and the Indy Racing League has the speed.
Ghghgh ––— ghghgh
July 4, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com With one stop to go, Lawrence’s Bob Glass pulled the plug on the spring-summer portion of the PBA Senior Tour.
Youth golf results
July 4, 2001
Youth Results EAGLE BEND JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE
Baseball Briefs
July 4, 2001
Oakland acquires Gant in deal with Rockies Dreifort to miss at least one year Padres activate Gwynn from DL Mets add Alfonzo Ruth’s grandson dies
Business Briefcase
July 4, 2001
Markets close early for Independence Day Oil: OPEC to retain output as Iraq sanctions loom Economy: Demand for cars, chips boosts factory orders Earnings: BroadVision shares plunge on expectations Technology: Apple Computer shelves production of G4 Cube
Security Council extends Iraq’s oil-for-food program
July 4, 2001
In a victory for Baghdad, the Security Council extended the U.N. humanitarian program for Iraq on Tuesday after Russia threatened to veto a U.S.-British proposal to overhaul sanctions against the oil-rich Mideast nation.
The inside scoop
Ice cream tester has one sweet job
July 4, 2001
By Jim Baker Have a little extra padding on your thighs and tummy? John Harrison might be the reason why. He’s the official taste tester and flavor formulator for Edy’s Grand Ice Cream, the leading manufacturer of premium ice cream in the United States.
Question of science, morality
July 4, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services President Bush will soon make one of those decisions that make his job difficult. The president is expected to announce federal rules for funding research on human embryos.
Whistleblower case going to trial
July 4, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — A Lawrence woman is suing the state, claiming the director of the Kansas Sentencing Commission fired her for blowing the whistle on wrongdoing at the agency.
County considers wage hike for sheriffs
July 4, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com County commissioners are considering big wage boosts for Douglas County Sheriff’s officers.
Estella Miller obituary
July 4, 2001
Estella Miller Graveside inurnment services for Estella D. Miller, 98, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Stevenson stuf
July 4, 2001
It’s not to say “I told you so,” but Jazz owner Larry H. Miller knows there was a reason he always was so opposed to drafting kids into the
Wednesday datebook
July 4, 2001
TODAY 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Neighborhood Independence Day parade, begins at 104 Tumbleweed Drive.
U.S. spy plane leaves China
July 4, 2001
The last pieces of a disassembled U.S. Navy spy plane were flown Tuesday out of southern China, closing a tense chapter in Chinese American relations that both sides seemed eager to put behind them.
Nation Briefs
July 4, 2001
Miami: Cuban reunited with children Pennsylvania: Mayor to face race-riot trial Arizona: Four die near border crossing New York City: Millennium plot explained
Settlement reached on spy charges
July 4, 2001
Trying to close the books on an espionage debacle that rocked the FBI, the government struck a deal with ex-agent Robert Hanssen that would spare his life in exchange for a full confession detailing secrets he sold the Russians, people familiar with the case said Tuesday.
Wimbledon Notebook: Federer becomes instant hero in Switzerland
July 4, 2001
Roger Federer, the 19-year-old who ousted seven-time champion Pete Sampras from the tournament, is getting the royal treatment back home in Switzerland. “Federer is one of the big guys now,” said the mass-circulation daily Blick in a front page headline Tuesday.
Majors elude Mickelson, Montgomerie
It’s too soon to dismiss their chances, but clock ticking
July 4, 2001
Impressive victories on their respective sides of the Atlantic showed that Phil Mickelson and Colin Montgomerie are still capable of winning on any given week as long as that given week doesn’t include a major.
Chiefs agree with safety
July 4, 2001
The Kansas City Chiefs have reached a three-year deal with safety Shaunard Harts, a seventh-round pick from Boise State. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Harts is the fifth of the Chiefs’ nine 2001 picks to agree to terms, the team said Tuesday.
World Briefs
July 4, 2001
Nepal: Bodyguards fired over royal massacre Vietnam: U.S. joins study on Agent Orange Colombia : Prison battle leaves at least 10 dead London: Huge rose garden to honor Diana
EU scuttles GE-Honeywell deal
European officials act alone for first time to kill a U.S. merger
July 4, 2001
The European Union vetoed General Electric’s $41 billion purchase of Honeywell International on Tuesday the first time a merger of two U.S. companies has been stopped solely by European regulators.
Fans pay tribute on 30th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death
July 4, 2001
Hundreds of fans, many burning incense and murmuring prayers, filed through a Paris cemetery Tuesday to pay tribute to Jim Morrison, the mythic Doors singer who died in the French capital 30 years ago.
Book simplifies healthful cooking
July 4, 2001
The most recent book from award-winning author and chef Rozanne Gold is “Healthy 1-2-3.” It’s a handsome book, full of recipes that taste great and each use only three ingredients (not including water, salt and pepper). An added benefit: The book’s selections are designed to fit easily into a healthful diet.
s close
July 4, 2001
Dow Industrials —22.61, 10,571.11
Stars salute Brian Wilson
July 4, 2001
He was a Beach Boy who never surfed and a melancholy soul who wrote songs about “Fun, Fun, Fun.” Tonight he receives accolades on “An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson” (7 p.m., TNT).
Car rental firm drives hard policy
July 4, 2001
James Turner was driving a rental car on a business trip to Virginia last October when he had a problem using his bank card. His bank told him the car rental company, Acme Rent-A-Car, had withdrawn $450 from his account in a 24-hour period.
Aging Navy veterans honored for sailing feat
Crew brought WWII vessel home in daring winter crossing of Atlantic
July 4, 2001
A crew of aging veterans who sailed a rusting World War II vessel across the Atlantic in the middle of winter will be given a heroes’ welcome on Independence Day. About a dozen of the Navy vets who were aboard the LST 325 are expected to attend today’s Spirit of America Festival in Decatur, where they will receive the Audie Murphy Award, created in 1971 in honor of the nation’s most decorated World War II veteran.
Philadelphia in light mood as city diet campaign ends
July 4, 2001
Naomi Williams has experienced a major loss, and she couldn’t be happier about it. “I started out at 240 pounds, and today I’m 159,” said Williams, who received a miniature Liberty Bell on Tuesday for being the biggest loser among 20,000 Philadelphians who exercised and cut calories in a five-month campaign to shed the city’s image as a bunch of fatties stuffing their faces with cheesesteaks, hoagies, Tastykake pastries and pork scrapple.
Jim Ryun’s children take positions in Bush White House
Catharine is office administrator in Faith Based Initiatives office, Ned writes letters for the president
July 4, 2001
By Mike Shields Two of Kansas Congressman Jim Ryun’s four children now have jobs in the Bush White House. The White House announced Tuesday that Catharine Ryun, 25, will be office administrator for the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives.
Corn needs care at tassel time
July 4, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger Sweet corn in local gardens has begun to tassel, which means that actual ears of corn are about a month away. Tasseling is one of those significant points in the garden cycle that lets you know that nature is right on course. Tasseling also is a signal for gardeners to do things just a bit differently in caring for their crop from here on out.
Capriati downs ailing Serena Williams
July 4, 2001
There was no use making sense of Jennifer Capriati’s theatrical, three-act triumph, plus epilogue, on and off Centre Court on Tuesday. Amid her 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-3 quarterfinal victory over a deteriorating Serena Williams, there were so many puzzling actions and charges as to render the result almost secondary.
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July 4, 2001