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Dumpster fire spreads to apartment
July 5, 2001
A fire that started in a dumpster Tuesday night spread to an apartment building, causing an estimated $50,000 damage and displacing the occupants of one apartment. The cause of the fire still was under investigation Wednesday night.
Vo-tech schools
July 5, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Higher education officials say the state’s system of vocational and technical schools is not doing a good job, and they want to fix it.
Blotter
July 5, 2001
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
Raiders
July 5, 2001
J-W Staff Report Enid, Okla. — Lawrence’s Raiders placed third in the Enid Fourth of July Tournament.
The Mag: arts notes
July 5, 2001
KU prof directing music for ‘Joseph’
The Mag: More art note
July 5, 2001
Entries being taken for literary prizes
Our Town
July 5, 2001
Track Gold Medalists: Irone Revely and Marcus Lucas of the Larrytown Striders won two gold medals apiece at the Missouri Valley AAU track championships last weekend in Manhattan. Revely won the bantam 200 and 400; Lucas the sub-midget 400 and 800. Other Striders who qualified for this weekend’s regional meet in Columbia, Mo., were Isaac Lucas, Jazmine Revely and Chloe Porter. l
Mag Best Bets
July 5, 2001
Rap ruler Ja Rule,
The Mag: Cheese Box
July 5, 2001
What: The String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic When: 6 p.m. Friday
The Mag: 7/5 Esham extras
July 5, 2001
Detroit Piston Warped rap pioneer Esham brings horrorcore up from the underground
Soundoff on parking
July 5, 2001
When is Amnesty Day going to be to pay parking tickets at the original fine? Assistant City Manager Dave Corliss said: “There is no planned ‘amnesty day’ for city-issued parking tickets. There have not been any changes to the city’s downtown parking fines recently. Effective on July 1, 2001 (which means it will not apply to tickets issued before that date) the fine for violating city laws governing parking — but not including the city’s downtown parking system of meters and off-street parking — will increase to $30. The laws effected by the fine increase include the laws prohibiting parking which blocks fire hydrants, parking in the crosswalk area, etc.”
The Mag: Top music
July 5, 2001
Singles 1. “U Remind Me,” Usher
s note and lead-in
July 5, 2001
This year, about 250 youngsters, ages 10 to 16, attended the KU camp on a daily basis. Overall, 450 youths were registered at KU.
The Mag: Weird News
July 5, 2001
Lead stories In recent New York City art auctions, according to a May report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tom Friedman’s “Untitled” (a Styrofoam cup of evaporated-coffee stains, pinned to a piece of wood along with a ladybug) went for $30,000 at Phillips Auctioneers; Robert Gober’s “Broom Sink” (a fancifully constructed wash basin) earned nearly $500,000; and Jeff Koons’ life-sized ceramic “Michael Jackson and Bubbles” (the chimp) sold for $5.6 million.
The Mag: Movie Spread
July 5, 2001
A.I. A collaboration between Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg is a pretty bizarre notion — the coldly cerebral director behind “2001” and “A Clockwork Orange” doesn’t even belong in the same sentence as the crowd-pleaser who made “E.T.” and “Jurassic Park.” The two were friends, however, and they worked together for years to bring this science fiction drama to the screen, with Spielberg finally writing and directing based on Kubrick’s notes. The “Pinocchio”-inspired story of a robot child (Haley Joel Osment) searching for humanity, “A.I.” is full of contradictions, but they only serve to make it more interesting. It’s a truly unique, thought-provoking film, and it captures the styles of its two creators in totally unexpected — and fascinating — ways. (PG-13) — LL
The Mag: Art box
July 5, 2001
What: “Retold Tales: The Art of Dian Hauser” When: On display through July. A reception is planned for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
s no place like home court
July 5, 2001
There’s no place like home court The Roy Williams Basketball Camp adds some purpose to a lazy summer
The Mag: Top Movies
July 5, 2001
Movies 1. “A.I.” $30.1 million
Firm builds benefits ––— Lawrence network aims to retain executives
July 5, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.ebndesign.com
The Mag: Esham Box
July 5, 2001
What: The Warped Tour featuring Esham, 311, Rancid, AFI, Less Than Jake, Kool Keith, The Misfits, Fenix Tx, H2O, Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies, The Living End, Bouncing Souls, Dub Pistols, Hank 3 and Assjack, The Ataris, The Vandals, Alien Ant Farm, Bodyjar, Distillers, Good Charlotte, Guttermouth, Hesher, Liars Inc., Sum 41, Madcap, Lawrence Arms, Pepper, Switch, The Line. When: noon, Tuesday
The Mag: Wake up and smell the coffee
July 5, 2001
Wake up and smell the coffee South American coffee vendors are brewing up ways for U.S. consumers to enjoy more humanely produced goods
NYSP Timmons profile
July 5, 2001
Jennifer Timmons, 24, is working for the second year as a counselor at the National Youth Sports Program camp. She says that the best part of her job is working with and forming bonds with the young people. She also enjoys being able to influence the children. That is one of the reasons why she became a teacher.
Business briefcase for Thursday
July 5, 2001
Health, food rate in survey of dining options at airports
CONSUMER AFFAIRS Smart shopping includes research
July 5, 2001
St. Petersburg Times Businesses often close, or announce that they’re closing, with little warning. Customers may find that they’re unable to get merchandise and deposits back or have gift certificates honored. They also run the risk of being duped by phony “going-out-of-business” sales.
1A refers
July 5, 2001
‘Sopranos’ actor arrested Robert Iler, 16, pleaded innocent to robbery and drug possession charges on Wednesday night. He was released after posting $2,500 bail. 2A.
Thursday Best Bets
July 5, 2001
EVERCLEAR plays at 7:30 p.m. today at Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
Charges dropped in beating death
July 5, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Ottawa — Charges have been dismissed against a man accused in the Halloween beating death of an 86-year-old woman and severe beating of her husband.
NYSP camp man on the street
July 5, 2001
What technological advances do you see in the future? Alona Rowe, 15,
About 15,000 acres of cropland harmed in Leavenworth County
July 5, 2001
ctrowbridge@tonganoxiemirror.com Tonganoxie — An estimated 15,000 acres of cropland in Leavenworth County were damaged when Stranger Creek pushed out of its banks, according to a new report.
Leading service organizations join Big Brothers Big Sisters
July 5, 2001
Service organizations join Big Brothers-Big Sisters Philadelphia — President Bush announced that four leading service organizations, Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist and Rotary, will work with Big Brothers-Big Sisters of America to enroll one million members over the next five years.
Thursday datebook
July 5, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department WIC voucher pick-up, 200 Maine, Suite B, 843-3060.
MUST - SBA to give funds to disaster victims
July 5, 2001
SBA to give funds to disaster victims The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin disbursing loan funds to disaster victims today in Leavenworth and surrounding areas.
NYSP Cindy Su
July 5, 2001
Cindy Su, 16, is a Free State High School student attending the National Youth Sports Program camp. Here are her thoughts: What do think about the camp?
NYSP cutlines
July 5, 2001
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photo NATIONAL YOUTH SPORTS Program participants who wrote stories and shot photographs for this page are, clockwise from top, Tony Anderson, Jermaine Howard, John Hathaway, Janelly Baltazar and Ian Jones. Not shown are Mike Ryu, Katie Steele, LeAnn Besser and Renee Wilson.
The Mag: Food box
July 5, 2001
What: Mediterranean Market & Cafe Where: 3300 W. 15th St.; 842-9383
Neighborhood parades Independence spirit
July 5, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com Ryan Guinn, 8, and Matthew Hill, 2, whizzed through the first lap of their neighborhood’s parade in a four-wheel cart, throwing caution, pinwheels and giggles to the wind.
Fast-talking trooper ready to wheel and deal
July 5, 2001
mmiller@ljworld.com “Tommy Attatimus took two Ts and tied ‘em to the top of two tall trees.”
The Mag: SCI cutline
July 5, 2001
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT consists of, from left, Michael Kang, Billy Nershi, Michael Travis, Keith Moseley and Kyle Hollingsworth.
7-5 What do you think about one in 10 teenagers not knowing tha
July 5, 2001
What do you think about one in 10 teenagers not knowing that George Washington was our first president?
People for 2A
July 5, 2001
Grammy-award winner suing Estefans A Colombian songwriter who produced songs for pop singer Gloria Estefan is suing her husband, music producer Emilio Estefan Jr., for failing to promote his career and withholding royalties.
Langford makes US team
July 5, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com A swollen ankle didn’t slow Keith Langford at last week’s Team USA/Texas tryouts at the Landry Center in Dallas.
Leavenworth County floods cutline
July 5, 2001
Journal-World File Photo FLOODWATERS PUNISHED AREAS OF NORTHEAST KANSAS in June. This farmstead northeast of Tonganoxie was an island unto itself on June 21 after the heavy rains puched Stranger Creek out of its banks, flooding a valley from Easton to Interstate 70.
Miller Services
July 5, 2001
Counselor enjoys teaching’s challenges, rewards
July 5, 2001
By Mike H. Ryu Special to the Journal-World Jennifer Timmons, 24, is working for the second year as a counselor at the National Youth Sports Program camp. She says that the best part of her job is working with and forming bonds with the young people. She also enjoys being able to influence the children. That is one of the reasons why she became a teacher.
Amateurs may accept free equipment
USGA’s changes could affect college players who want to test professional waters
July 5, 2001
In two significant changes to the Rules of Golf, the U.S. Golf Association will allow amateurs to receive free equipment from manufacturers and permit them to go through PGA Tour qualifying without losing their amateur status.
World Briefs
July 5, 2001
Italy: Navy rescues 600 immigrants Zimbabwe: Government disputes effects of strike Berlin: Panel urges overhaul of immigration laws Macedonia: Slavic, Albanian parties to discuss constitution
Falun Gong sect, China differ on deaths
Officials say followers committed suicide; leader cites torture
July 5, 2001
China and a human rights group said Wednesday that followers of the outlawed Falun Gong sect hanged themselves in a mass suicide at a prison camp, but the sect claimed the inmates were tortured to death.
Russian investigators seek crash cause
July 5, 2001
Investigators on Wednesday combed through smoking wreckage and examined flight data recorders for clues to what caused a passenger airliner to plunge into a Siberian meadow, killing all 145 people aboard.
Kournikova to skip KC event
July 5, 2001
Anna Kournikova will not play for the St. Louis Aces when the team visits the Kansas City Explorers on July 20. Lindsay Davenport has replaced Kournikova, who has been sidelined for several months by a foot injury, in the St. Louis lineup.
Interior fears appear justified
July 5, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Gale Norton made a pretty good case during Senate confirmation hearings on her nomination as Interior secretary that way too many scare stories had been told about her. Give her a chance, she said, and she’d prove herself a reasonable person seeking the middle ground.
Wake Up Call: Wake up and smell the coffee
Coffee vendors brew up ways for consumers to enjoy more humane products
July 5, 2001
By Greg Douros Editor’s note: Mag columnist Greg Douros is spending the summer in Nicaragua doing research to complete his master’s degree in sociology.
All about Alec
Lawrence Public Library film series takes a look at chameleonic British actor
July 5, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Sir Alec Guinness was the consummate actors’ actor whose only goal was to disappear into a character so that he was all but unrecognizable to the public. And during most of his 50-plus years as a performer he managed to accomplish that feat, winning every major award including a 1957 Academy Award for Best Actor along the way.
The D in Detroit
Motown’s most influential underground rapper sounds off on his mainstream Detroit peers
July 5, 2001
By Geoff Harkness A new-school punk rock festival like The Warped Tour is one of the last places on earth where one would expect to find old-school racism, but such is the insidious nature of intolerance hitting when and where you least expect it. For underground rap legend Esham, who’s touring with Warped this summer, the bigotry isn’t blatant but it’s certainly there.
Iron Curtain call
German act Rammstein launches a tour to reclaim America
July 5, 2001
By Jon Niccum There are few bands from the former East Germany that have achieved success in the United States. Even fewer of them begin a live performance while on fire literally.
Tireless promoter runs Thunderhill
July 5, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Mike Henry moves faster now than he ever did in his old Camaro race car. That’s because he’s in charge of a whole race track, not just of his own racing machine.
The Mag: String Cheese Incident
July 5, 2001
Live and Grateful Colorado’s String Cheese Incident wriggles to the front of the jam-band scene
The Fourth really blows, man
July 5, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com In what’s become a family tradition, 11-year-old Jennifer Mills joined her nieces and nephews Wednesday on a blanket at the south end of Pinckney Park to watch the Lawrence Jaycees’ fireworks display.
Mag calendar
July 5, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
The Mag: Rammstein
July 5, 2001
Iron Curtain call German industrial band Rammstein launches its world tour in an attempt to reclaim America
Mag sky dive cutline
July 5, 2001
THANKS TO AN ULTRA WIDE LENS, members of the Army’s elite Golden Knights sky diving team are mirror images of each other as they exit for terra firma during a Topeka air show.
Cheese trey
Colorado’s String Cheese Incident wriggles to the front of the jam-band scene
July 5, 2001
By Geoff Harkness The String Cheese Incident has to be one of the more exasperatingly named bands out there right now. Though numerous theories as to the moniker’s origin abound online and in various fan circles, you won’t get a straight answer from the band members, who are keeping mum on the issue.
Area briefs
July 5, 2001
Train derails 10 miles north of Weston; no one injured Bookkeeper sentenced to 4 years for embezzlement Museum launches fund drive
Highway trooper uses gift of rapid gab on auction block
July 5, 2001
By Mindie Miller “Tommy Attatimus took two Ts and tied ‘em to the top of two tall trees.” Say that five times fast. Then launch into a handful of other tongue twisters and keep chanting at a steady clip for 45 minutes.
Big Brother’ returns
July 5, 2001
Last summer, I blasted “Big Brother” (7 p.m., CBS) as one of the dumbest, dullest and depressing TV shows ever. Of course, that was before “Fear Factor” and “Chains of Love” premiered.
Business Briefcase
July 5, 2001
Health, food rate in survey of dining options at airports Markets: Trading to resume today At home: Lavatory luxury takes form Technology: Survey: Microsoft lawsuit needs quick resolution
National League Roundup: D-backs’ Johnson breezes, 3-2
Arizona left-hander strikes out 13 in first five innings
July 5, 2001
Randy Johnson struck out 13 in the first five innings, then didn’t fan anyone in the sixth as Houston tied the score. He never reached the seventh. Arizona manager Bob Brenly pinch hit for him with the go-ahead run in scoring position.
American League Roundup: Clemens continues sizz
New York pitcher wins eighth straight start
July 5, 2001
As he emerged from the bullpen, dripping in sweat after taking his warmup throws, Roger Clemens was thinking only of survival. “It was so hot, I had to readjust my sights. I just wanted to try and outlast the other guy,” he said.
CD REVIEWS
July 5, 2001
Price hooked on racing
DeSoto man follows dad’s footsteps
July 5, 2001
By Michael Sudhalter Mark Price ignored the racing urge that lived and breathed inside of him until one summer day in 1996 at Michigan Speedway.
Charleses in charge
Father, son bond through racing
July 5, 2001
By Michael Sudhalter To borrow a similar phrase from a popular song Tom Charles of Bonner Springs was racin’ when racin’ wasn’t cool.
PERSONAL FINANCE T-bills gain favor in weak stock market
July 5, 2001
Scripps Howard News Service MORE: www.americancentury.com
The Mag: What are you reading?
July 5, 2001
Bryan Groesbeck, certified nursing assistant,
World Briefs
July 5, 2001
France: Prehistoric engravings dubbed major discovery Argentina: Ex-president indicted in trafficking probe Egypt: Court bans newspaper that alleged sex scandal France: EU assembly sinks corporate takeover bill
Switchin’ channels: Will NBC-TNT meet or beat Fox standard?
Will NBC-TNT meet or beat Fox standard?
July 5, 2001
One of the adages in show business is that you never want to follow acts involving kids or animals. To an extent, that’s the challenge facing NBC and TNT as they take over broadcasts of NASCAR’s Winston Cup and Grand National series beginning with Saturday’s Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Bond spices up classical music
Quartet mixes sex appeal with contemporary music
July 5, 2001
With their plunging necklines, bare midriffs and tight pants, the women who make up the group bond look more like a girlish pop group than a classically trained string quartet.
Seattle Storm douses Fire
July 5, 2001
Lauren Jackson had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Jamie Redd added 18 points as the Seattle Storm beat the Portland Fire 61-56 Wednesday night.
Library reflects Jefferson core
July 5, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe The room is dark, forbidding. It is tucked away in the farthest reaches of the building. There are no interactive interpretive attractions. And yet it is one of the most important corners of the capital and of the country.
Word of Mouth: Nothin’ but a G. thang
Sandwiches and fried stuff make G. Willikers Deli & Bar a familiar downtown spot
July 5, 2001
By Diane Frook Zowie! Sandwiches!
Hospitals
July 5, 2001
Births Carole Cadue Blackwood and Dennis Blackwood, a girl, Lawrence, Tuesday.
Apartment fire displaces residents
July 5, 2001
mmiller@ljworld.com Officials didn’t know Wednesday night whether fireworks were the culprit in a blaze that caused an estimated $200,000 damage and displaced several residents at a West Lawrence apartment complex.
Mag 7/5 More top music
July 5, 2001
Modern Rock Tracks 1. “It’s Been Awhile,” Staind. Flip/Elektra.
The Mag: All about Alec
July 5, 2001
All about Alec Library film series looks at legendary British actor
People
July 5, 2001
Grammy winner suing Estefans Former underwear model ready to try on Cary Grant’s shoes Mr. Rogers goes high-tech Comedian predicts fame to stick
The Mag: Underlying stories
July 5, 2001
Underlying stories Lawrence’s Dian Hauser creates artwork that contains mysteries
Calendar
July 5, 2001
Film Review - ‘Kiss of the Dragon’
Jet Li confidently establishes himself as action superstar in ‘Kiss of the Dragon’
July 5, 2001
By Jon Niccum When using “dragon” in the title of a martial arts movie, expectations are unavoidable. The word immediately conjures images of the genre’s greatest icon, Bruce Lee, whose stature is almost untouchable. But there are some tangible similarities between rising star Jet Li and Bruce Lee, beyond just the pronunciation of their last names.
Film Review - ‘Cats & Dogs’
July 5, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Like “Toy Story” before it, “Cats & Dogs” explores a strange netherworld that exists beyond human perception. In this film, people fail to realize that they are mere pawns in a battle between species. In fact, if it weren’t for the ingenuity and bravery of dogs, humans would be forever subjugated to felines.
The Mag: CD reviews
July 5, 2001
D-12 “Devils Night”
The Mag: Clash of the critters
July 5, 2001
(PG) **1/2
Our Town Sports
July 5, 2001
Kansas-Oklahoma railroad rich in orders
July 5, 2001
Orders for more than 1,000 cars poured into the offices of the new Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad on Monday night as the railroad began its first week of operation.
Bush seeks additional millions for lasers
July 5, 2001
For the second time this summer, the Bush administration has requested more money for an airborne laser capable of destroying missiles in flight, which is being developed in Wichita.
Former Sooner making music
Tisdale played 12 NBA seasons
July 5, 2001
Wayman Tisdale was an All-America basketball star at the University of Oklahoma, part of the gold medal-winning team at the 1984 Olympics and a 12-year NBA veteran who amassed more than 12,000 points and 5,000 rebounds.
A return to isolationism?
July 5, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate A chain reaction has begun that is going to make the world a more dangerous place. For more than 50 years, the cornerstone to world peace has been U.S. defense spending, which has provided the technology, equipment and manpower to create the Pax Americana, comparable to the Pax Romana that gave the world 200 years of relative peace 2,000 years ago.
Norrick on rise
Driver hitting stride in truck series
July 5, 2001
By Andy Samuelson, Journal-World Sports Writer Lance Norick. Does the name ring a bell? Probably not, unless you’re familiar with the Nascar Craftsman Truck Series. Norick isn’t a star by any means not yet, anyway.
The Mag: Pay to play
July 5, 2001
Pay for play Will MP3 be the ultimate casualty of the Napster suit?
Arts Notes
July 5, 2001
Entries being taken for literary prizes Open mike set at Brown Bear KU prof directing music for ‘Joseph’ Exhibit explores Lewis, Clark expedition
Underlying stories
Dian Hauser creates artwork that contains mysteries
July 5, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Dian Hauser loves to tell stories, but she doesn’t do it with a pen and paper. Instead, she uses components that include sheet metal, acid and a garden hose to create metallic imagery that will convey a tale with its own imagery.
July 5, 2001
**1/2 (R)
Movie listings
July 5, 2001
The Mag: Esham
July 5, 2001
The D in Detroit Motown’s most influential underground rapper sounds off on his Detroit peers
s a G. thang
July 5, 2001
** It’s a G. thang
TOP MUSIC
July 5, 2001
TOP MOVIES
July 5, 2001
6Sports report: KU Football summer sessions
July 5, 2001
James Sido reports on the KU Football programs summer workouts.
6Sports report: LAGA City Championship
July 5, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence Amateur Golf Associations’ upcoming City Men’s Championship.
Friends and neighbors
July 5, 2001
Kansas Water Authority to have meeting
July 5, 2001
The Kansas Water Authority will have its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12 in Independence Memorial Hall, Penn and Locust.
Local briefs
July 5, 2001
Fatality: Tonganoxie resident killed in motorcycle accident A 21-year-old Tonganoxie man died late Tuesday night from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident north of Tonganoxie. William H. Chrisman was traveling southbound on 219th Street, a half mile north of Parallel Road in Leavenworth County, when his motorcycle left the road and struck a barbed-wire fence, according to a Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department accident report. Chrisman was thrown from his motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries, the report said. The Tonganoxie Township Fire Department, Leavenworth County EMS, Tonganoxie Police Department and Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department responded to the accident, which occurred at 11:50 p.m. The sheriff’s department continues to investigate the accident. __________________________ 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. __________________________ Investigation: Boating accident claims three Kansans; one missing Las Animas, Colo. A 6-year-old girl was still missing Wednesday after a boating accident that killed three other people. Nine people were aboard the boat when it capsized Tuesday at John Martin Reservoir, Bent County Sheriff Nate Valdez said. None of the victims was wearing a life jacket when found, he said. Valdez identified the dead as a 6-month-old boy, a 3- or 4-year-old girl and a 51-year-old woman, all of Syracuse, Kan. People using radar to find fish were asked to aid an aerial search for the girl, and divers also were looking for the girl. __________________________ Fire in Dumpster caused Tuesday night apartment fire A fire that started in a Dumpster Tuesday night spread to an apartment building, causing an estimated $50,000 damage and displacing the occupants of one apartment. The cause of the fire still was under investigation Wednesday night. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical responded to the blaze at 10:28 p.m. at 440 Fla., according to a press release prepared by Battalion Chief Bill Stark. Flames were visible on the exterior siding of a three-unit, two-story apartment building, and fire had extended into the attic of one apartment. Approximately 25 personnel handled the fire, which was brought under control in about 20 minutes. No injuries were reported by firefighters or occupants, though the building was occupied at the time of the alarm. The Red Cross was called in to assist the displaced occupants of one apartment. All other tenants were allowed to return to their units.
Gasoline prices
Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
July 5, 2001
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.
Service organizations join Big Brothers
July 5, 2001
President Bush announced that four leading service organizations, Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist and Rotary, will work with Big Brothers-Big Sisters of America to enroll one million members during the next five years.
Immigrants celebrate with citizenship
July 5, 2001
As most of the nation celebrated America’s 225th birthday on Wednesday with parades, fireworks and barbecues, thousands of immigrants marked Independence Day by embracing their new home.
Land between rivers becomes dumping ground for crime
July 5, 2001
Residents of this tiny town, north of St. Louis and tucked in between the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, are used to two things: flooding and crime.
15,000 acres damaged in June flooding
July 5, 2001
An estimated 15,000 acres of cropland in Leavenworth County were damaged when Stranger Creek pushed out of its banks, according to a new report. About 5,600 acres of corn and 9,400 acres of soybeans suffered at least 30 percent loss, according to a report submitted to the state Farm Services Agency office
Beating death charges dropped
July 5, 2001
Charges have been dismissed against a man accused in the Halloween beating death of an 86-year-old woman and severe beating of her husband. Franklin County Judge James Smith on Tuesday, citing lack of evidence, ordered the release of Joseph Andrew Hayden, 17, of Johnson County.
Brooke finds success going it alone
July 5, 2001
Two months after Jonatha Brooke released her best album to date, the 1998 “10 Cent Wings,” her record company, MCA, unceremoniously dropped her.
On the record
July 5, 2001
Camp Question
July 5, 2001
What technological advances do you see in the future?
Chance encounter proves it’s a small world after all
July 5, 2001
By Lynn Feng Special to the Journal-World Several odd events happened in the last week, either by coincidence or carelessness. Last week, two TV hosts and their crew randomly appeared at the nursery gate wanting to film an episode with the cubs. I guess they supposed that because they produce one of the top-rated national animal shows, they could show up and expect everything to be ready for them.
Teen values sports program’s lessons
July 5, 2001
By Janelly Baltazar Special to the Journal-World Cindy Su, 16, is a Free State High School student attending the National Youth Sports Program camp. Here are her thoughts: What do think about the camp? I think the camp is so cool. I very much like it. Before the camp, I didn’t know the rules of some sports. But now I know how to play every sport, and I learned a lot of important things about life.
NASCAR orders modifications
Window sizes to be standardized for safety reasons
July 5, 2001
NASCAR has ordered race-car modifications that will make it easier for drivers to use head-and-neck restraint systems. NASCAR president Mike Helton says the opening of car windows will be standardized to accommodate drivers who need to climb in and out of the car while wearing a head and neck support system, or HANS.
Kansan dies at reported age of 115
Susana Lynn had outlived her Texas birth records
July 5, 2001
A Kansas City, Kan., woman believed to be among the oldest people in America if not the world has died at age 115, relatives said. Proving the exact age of Susana Lynn, who died Sunday, has been difficult.
Bush touts religious initiative
July 5, 2001
Tying his plan for religious charities to the best hopes of the founding fathers, President Bush urged Congress on Wednesday to allow government funds to flow to churches, mosques and synagogues that seek to ease social woes.
Ransom suspected in hostage crisis
July 5, 2001
The military said Wednesday that ransoms may have been paid for two Filipino hostages released this week by guerrillas in the Philippines.
State Emergency Committee’ praises Russian president’s goals
July 5, 2001
Organizers of the failed hardline coup against Mikhail Gorbachev, sitting together Wednesday in an eerie reprise of their last joint appearance a decade ago, defended their actions and said Russian President Vladimir Putin is working to achieve many of their goals.
Milosevic-triggered resignation accepted
July 5, 2001
Yugoslav lawmakers on Wednesday accepted the resignation of the prime minister and his Cabinet allies, who gave up their posts to protest Slobodan Milosevic’s extradition to an international war crimes tribunal.
NEA leader praises heroes
July 5, 2001
In addition to educating America’s youth, teachers often “are in the business of rescue and redemption,” the president of the National Education Assn. said Wed-nesday.
Teachers union halts resolution for gays
July 5, 2001
The National Education Assn. dropped consideration Wednesday of a resolution that would encourage schools to develop materials supporting the struggles of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and staff.
Mom receives son’s dog tags, peace
July 5, 2001
The mother of a Marine killed in Vietnam received his dog tags in an Independence Day ceremony after two Florida businessmen found them for sale in a back-alley market in Ho Chi Minh City.
Hot-dog eater ‘redefines sport’
Champ devours record 50
July 5, 2001
A man inhaled a record 50 hot dogs in just 12 minutes Wednesday to destroy his stunned competition in the annual Nathan’s frankfurter eating contest. Takeru Kobayashi of Japan, in his first-ever attempt at the contest, left competitors with their jaws agape as he knocked back more than four dozen franks with obvious relish.
Moran ‘50-50’ on governor’s race
July 5, 2001
Republican U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran is giving even odds on a bid for Kansas governor, a decision he says will have to be made swiftly.
Doctor ‘optimistic’ about patient
July 5, 2001
The man who received the world’s first self-contained artificial heart had been in “dire” condition, but the device may enable him to have a long and productive life, one of his doctors said Wednesday.
Japan awaits U.S. decision on rape suspect
Okinawan case draws protests
July 5, 2001
Japanese officials grew impatient Wednesday, pressing the United States to hand over an American serviceman suspected of rape, fearing delays could enflame already strong emotions among residents of Okinawa.
Public dirties Seattle’s parade pigs
July 5, 2001
A few of Seattle’s fiberglass pigs have been damaged so badly, their appendages and decorations ripped off, that they have had to be rushed to a “pig hospital” to be pieced back together by the artists that made them.
HBO’s A.J. Soprano arrested
Actor who plays troubled teen pleads innocent to robbery, drug charges
July 5, 2001
This time, Robert Iler is in real trouble. Iler, who plays the pot-smoking, trouble-prone teen son of television mob boss Tony Soprano, was arrested early Wednesday on robbery and drug possession charges.
On the money
July 5, 2001
Lower interest rates mean better terms on a new home mortgage. But before you head out to shop for a house, it’s a good idea to make sure your credit record is in good shape. Several books offer good insights on how to clean up credit and explain how a credit report works.
T-bills gain favor during weak stock market
July 5, 2001
After a decade as the Rodney Dangerfield of the investment world, bonds finally are getting some respect. It took a stock market tech wreck to do it, but investors finally rediscovered that it’s wise to have at least a little money in bonds and cash, including Treasury notes, bonds and bills backed by the full faith and credit of Uncle Sam.
Network enhances benefits
Lawrence compensation planner aims to retain executives
July 5, 2001
By Mark Fagan Top executives and some of the region’s biggest companies are counting on Joe Jones to help build their retirement plans. One tax advantage at a time. “We design plans to attract, reward and retain all on a pretax, nonqualified basis a company’s key talent,” said Jones, principal for the Executive Benefits Network, 1035 Vt.
Vo-tech system under scrutiny
Regents seek ideas for coordinating state’s 16 technical schools
July 5, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Higher education officials say the state’s system of vocational and technical schools is not doing a good job, and they want to fix it. The Kansas Board of Regents is considering a meeting of stakeholders in the technical education system to begin crafting recommendations to offer next year’s Legislature.
Fire kills 4 in home with bars
July 5, 2001
A woman and three of her children were killed early Wednesday when fire broke out in a house where doors and windows had been blocked with burglar bars. All were found in a back bedroom, three of them in a closet and the fourth just outside the closet, said Capt. Jack Williams, a Houston Fire Department district chief.
Baseball Briefs
July 5, 2001
Yanks trade Boehringer Atlanta executive passes on Pirates job Ranger to have surgery
Wimbledon: Williams, Davenport to renew rivalry
July 5, 2001
Lindsay Davenport and Venus Williams should be careful. A rivalry is blossoming. For the 17th time the sixth in a major tournament No. 3 seed Davenport and No. 2 Williams will meet, this time in the semifinals today at Wimbledon. It is a rematch of last year’s Wimbledon and U.S. Open finals, both of which Williams won in straight sets.
Raiders finish third in Enid
July 5, 2001
Lawrence’s Raiders placed third in the Enid Fourth of July Tournament. The Raiders, who went 3-2 in the 10-team American Legion baseball tourney, lost to Fort Smith, Ark., 3-1, on Tuesday in the semifinals.
Greene wins 100-meter race
July 5, 2001
Maurice Greene equaled his world-best time this season, winning the 100 meters in 9.90 seconds at the Athletissima Grand Prix on Wednesday against a strong Olympic field.
Trio can sue over nude drill
July 5, 2001
Two former Rutgers basketball players and a team manager who said they were humiliated when forced to run naked during practice can sue their former coaches.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
July 5, 2001
Death penalty view
July 5, 2001
VFW defended
July 5, 2001
Flood memory
July 5, 2001
No-brainer compensation
July 5, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Far, far better packages should be made ready for those falsely imprisoned. A man recently was released from a United States prison after serving more than eight years for a crime, an alleged rape, for which he was later found not guilty. And once again the issue of compensation for such victims came to the fore.
Healthy move
July 5, 2001
Journal-World Editorial A new dental clinic for low-income people will be a welcome addition to Lawrence’s health care safety net. The lack of adequate dental care has been a glaring gap in local services for low-income people.
What Are You Reading?
July 5, 2001
Spinning the Web: Pay for play
Will MP3 format be the ultimate casualty of the Napster lawsuit?
July 5, 2001
By Michael Newman There’s a difference between saying something “exists” in a purely cosmological sense and saying it exists in a practical one. Sure, people that have current and older CDs and copies of software like Music Match Jukebox for “ripping” MP3 files from those disks can continue to create and trade MP3 files. But in a practical sense, the castration of Napster by the music industry may turn out to be the meteor strike that makes dinosaur burger of the MP3 format.
Out of Bounds: There’s no place like home court
The annual Roy Williams Basketball Camp adds a little purpose to a lazy summer
July 5, 2001
By Seth Jones Three days into camp, and Steyr Stubenrauch is showing some signs of wear. Yeah, Roy Williams’ Basketball Camp is about having fun, but it’s also for learning the ropes of hardcore hardwood, Kansas Jayhawk style. The 8-year-old sees his father, Darrell, and sits on his lap to take a quick breather. On his right shoulder, a cherry the size of a silver dollar. On his left bicep, a two-inch scratch.
Kansas basketball: Langford makes USA/Texas team
July 5, 2001
By Gary Bedore A swollen ankle didn’t slow Keith Langford at last week’s Team USA/Texas tryouts at the Landry Center in Dallas. Langford, Kansas University’s 6-foot-4, 200-pound freshman shooting guard from Fort Worth, Texas, survived cuts as USA coach Derek Harper sliced the roster from 19 hopefuls to 15 finalists.
All-Star Game: Torre loads AL squad with Yanks
Seven Pinstripers, six Mariners on roster
July 5, 2001
Safeco Field is being redone in pinstripes for next week’s All-Star game. American League manager Joe Torre selected seven players from his three-time World Series champions nearly one-third of the New York Yankees’ roster for Tuesday’s game in Seattle, including four of the pitchers on his 10-man staff.
Detroit overcomes miscues to beat KC - Tigers 6, Royals 4
July 5, 2001
Jeff Weaver promised himself that he wouldn’t lose his temper during innings. The Detroit pitcher didn’t say anything about between innings. Weaver’s tirade after a sloppy fifth inning charged his sluggish teammates, and the Tigers rallied Wednesday to beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4.
Here they go again
Rafter, Agassi to meet in third Wimbledon semi
July 5, 2001
Like overnight queues, rain delays and bad bounces, a semifinal match between Andre Agassi and Patrick Rafter has become part of Wimbledon tradition. The longtime friendly rivals notched solid victories in the quarterfinals Wednesday to set up their third annual showdown at the All England Club. And this time Pete Sampras won’t be waiting for the winner in the final.
Fans relish racing at Kansas Speedway
July 5, 2001
They came by truck, by car, by bus and by plane. But most importantly, they came. They about 40,000 strong were racing fans at Kansas Speedway. June 3 was opening day for the 75,000 seat facility, complete with fireworks, parachutes and plenty of sunshine.
Karrick fond of Lakeside
Basehor racer carries on tradition established by late father
July 5, 2001
By Michael Sudhalter To say racing is in Tim Karrick’s blood would be an understatement. Karrick, 38, of Basehor, began racing at Lakeside Speedway shortly after he graduated in 1980 from Kansas City Schlagle High.
Broers fuel rivalry
Eudorans argue over Fords, Chevys
July 5, 2001
By Michael Sudhalter Good-natured trash-talking, boasting, comparison of racing time sheets and arguing about Chevrolets and Fords echo out of the Broers Automotive Garage in Eudora Township.
Shelbys bond on track
Baldwin father, son relish racing
July 5, 2001
By Kristen Dymacek More often than not, Bob Franklin and his son, Shelby, spend their Saturdays at the race track. But they’re not in the stands watching.
Frye relishes underdog role
Tonganoxie family, friends pull together to make racing team
July 5, 2001
By Lisa Scheller The underdogs are at it again. “We’re a low-budget team,” said Todd Frye, a Tonganoxie man, who, with family, friends and neighbors, has built and operated race cars for the last 10 years.
Proximity to KC track helps Lakeside Speedway
July 5, 2001
By Doug Pacey Marc Olson knows that you won’t find Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin or any other Winston Cup-caliber drivers at Lakeside Speedway.
Storming with Outlaws
Sprint cars brave elements at HPT
July 5, 2001
By Al Bonner The “Greatest Show on Dirt” the Pennzoil World of Outlaws (WOO) Sprint Car Series made a stop at Heartland Park Topeka’s new oval dirt track on June 15 and 16.
NASCAR Trucks at a glance
July 5, 2001
The 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck schedule (winners in parentheses) and driver point standings:
IRL at a glance
July 5, 2001
The 2001 Indy Racing League schedule and 2000 driver point standings, through June 17:
Cheever eager
Veteran driver excited for Kansas race
July 5, 2001
By Doug Pacey, Journal-World Sports Writer We all know the Batmobile could drive upside down and defy gravity. Even the Ford POS in “Men in Black” was able to get by traffic in a New York City tunnel by driving on the walls and ceiling.
Fans stuck on Ferris Wheel
July 5, 2001
The Ferris wheel at Comerica Park got stuck Wednesday during the Detroit Tigers’ game against the Kansas City Royals, trapping about 50 people inside the ride for two hours.
Wildfires don’t deter growth
Residents in West participate in National Fire Plan
July 5, 2001
Images of last summer’s wildfires the worst in 50 years haven’t stopped the steady migration of retirees and commuters into the woods of the West. Retiree Emmett Dosier heard the call, and like other new residents he’s learned to live with fire. He and neighbors cut cherished shade trees, cleaned pine needles out of gutters and cleared brush.
Parting shot
July 5, 2001