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Vernon Tullis obituary
July 7, 2001
Vernon Tullis Oskaloosa —Services for Vernon Eugene Tullis, 88, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Leavenworth.
s close
July 7, 2001
Local markets As of Friday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.71; milo, $1.61; soybeans, $4.68. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.71; milo, $1.61; soybeans, $4.70. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.71; milo, $1.61; soybeans, $4.68. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.71; milo, $1.61; soybeans, $4.68. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.71; milo, $1.61; soybeans, $4.68.
Sunscreens hold up in the heat
July 7, 2001
Teresa Graedon King Features Syndicate
7-7 Health Check
July 7, 2001
khall@sunflower.com The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology Center is one step closer to becoming a full-scale cancer treatment facility thanks to new technology.
51 documentary
July 7, 2001
Flood of ‘51 documentary Stories of the most devastating flood in Kansas history will be told in a one-hour documentary at 7 p.m. Thursday on KTWU Channel 11.
Blotter
July 7, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
7-7 Underground railroad meeting
July 7, 2001
Underground railroad meeting The Underground Railroad Assn. of Douglas County will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the gallery room of the Lawrence Public Library.
World Company buys papers
July 7, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The Baldwin Ledger and Lawrence Business Ledger newspapers have been sold to The World Company, officials of the two companies have announced.
7-7 medicine chest 2
July 7, 2001
Meals and medicine don’t always mix It’s safe to down a glass of water when you take a pill. But mixing foods and drugs is trickier, according to the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University.
4-H
July 7, 2001
Vinland Valley 4-H Club’s June 4 meeting at Vinland Elementary School was called to order by Michael Moore, president. Blake Shields led the club in the flag salute. Club members sang “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain.” Members answered roll call by stating their favorite summer activity. Sara Emde read the minutes of last month’s meeting. Dennis Craig read the treasurer’s report. Walt Nitcher gave a reporter’s report. Sandy Stone reported that fair entries were due June 30. Members signed up to work at concession stands during the Douglas County Free Fair.
Two pedestrians struck by cars
July 7, 2001
Two pedestrians struck
Jul7-25
July 7, 2001
City Manager Buford Watson proposed a $13.4 million city budget for 1977. It would require a tax levy increase of .661 of a mill, or 66 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The levy increase was considerably smaller than the 1976 hike of 2.170 mills. In all, Watson was proposing a total city levy of 35.551 mills as opposed to 34.890 for 1976. Local police and firefighters had come extremely close to agreement with the city on pay packages and benefits for 1977 but a proposed firefighter raise stood in the way of final agreement, officials said.
Business briefcase for Saturday
July 7, 2001
End of wheat harvest nears as crop size remains uncertain
Baldwin officer under investigation
July 7, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A Baldwin Police officer, already under investigation for possible misconduct, was charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with driving under the influence of alcohol.
7-7 Do you prefer cats or dogs?
July 7, 2001
Do you prefer cats or dogs?
Warriner Sound Off
July 7, 2001
I really like Jamie Warriner, the Channel 6 weather man. What is he doing now? Jamie Warriner, who had been chief meteorologist at 6News for three years, returned to Mississippi, his home state. He is a meterologist at WABG, an ABC affiliate in Greenville, Miss.
Ryun supports Arctic drilling
July 7, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kan., says he’s ready to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration.
Speedway traffic breakout
July 7, 2001
Traffic warnings Get set for some traffic slowdowns between Lawrence and Kansas City this weekend.
Drivers say fans get best of both worlds
July 7, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Kansas City, Kan. — Indy Racing League Indy cars don’t look a thing like NASCAR’s Craftsman Truck Series trucks.
School marked with graffiti
July 7, 2001
Someone armed with spray paint put graffiti on an outside wall of Deerfield Elementary School sometime between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning, Lawrence Police said. The graffiti consisted of seven common first names, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Some of the names also were written on a sidewalk, he said. Damage was listed at $300.
t affect KU
July 7, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com A group of 28 top private colleges and universities announced Friday they will follow new guidelines to boost financial aid for needy students.
Friends and neighbors
July 7, 2001
Gasoline prices: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
July 7, 2001
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.119 a gallon at Site Service Station, 946 E. 23rd St. 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.
Interleague roundup: Yanks’ streak hits nine
Thome belts three in Tribe’s win over Cards
July 7, 2001
The Yankees are on the type of run that makes it seem another postseason appearance is inevitable. The Mets are on the kind of free-fall that makes last year’s pennant seem like a fluke.
Shuttle to start between Wichita, KCI
July 7, 2001
Some travelers could find the solution to Wichita’s high airfare dilemma inside a six-passenger van. That’s the hope of Best Cab, which wants to tap the demand among Wichita travelers for better airfares available from Kansas City.
Financial aid changes will not affect KU
July 7, 2001
By Terry Rombeck A group of 28 top private colleges and universities announced Friday they will follow new guidelines to boost financial aid for needy students. But similar changes won’t be on their way at Kansas University, mainly because there are more restrictions on how public universities can distribute their aid.
Ryun: Drilling may be good for wildlife
Kansas lawmaker calls search for fuel in Arctic refuge ‘a great idea’
July 7, 2001
By Dave Ranney U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kan., says he’s ready to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration. “I think it’s a great idea,” Ryun said Friday, addressing a noon meeting of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce at the Hereford House, 4931 W. Sixth St.
KU Med ready for people overheating at track
First-aid stations expect busy days at Kansas Speedway
July 7, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock By the time the first car raced around Kansas Speedway on Friday morning, the air temperature was 85 degrees and the track was 109 degrees. And that was 9:15 a.m. At the peak of a scorching day, the air temperature flirted with triple digits and the ambient temperature in the garage area hit 106 degrees.
World Briefs
July 7, 2001
Vatican City: Church finds reports of Marian sightings valid BERLIN: Pilots union accepts Lufthansa pay offer Yugoslavia: Milosevic cronies sentenced to prison Northern Ireland: Reinforcements ready for violence
Civil War relic provides clues to life on ship
July 7, 2001
Encrusted pieces of the ironclad Monitor, one of the most famous warships ever built, tell a story that’s not just about a furious four-hour battle in Hampton Roads, but life at sea. Artifacts from the scrappy little ship that changed the course of naval warfare arrived June 29 at the Mariners’ Museum, where conservators began putting together a complex puzzle of how crew members lived and worked on board.
Clock ticking on infamous prison
Californians debate future of San Quentin, home to state’s death row
July 7, 2001
San Quentin State Prison, the forbidding, 149-year-old stone fortress that is home to California’s death row, may have served its time. Officials are considering closing the prison, or at least moving out the “worst of the worst” inmates.
Smith County has oldest state population
July 7, 2001
To understand why Smith County has the biggest percentage of age 85-plus residents in the state, just ask some of those who have lived here the longest. As 88-year-old Warren Bronson sees it, the answer is tied in part to the lifestyle in an area where hard work is a stranger to few.
Business Briefcase
July 7, 2001
End of wheat harvest nears; Kansas crop size uncertain Unemployment: NCS Pearson lays off 20 workers in Lawrence Wholesale baker: Interstate Bakeries shares soar on earnings outlook Investigation: Corporate accounting fraud a problem, lawmakers say
Home Depot pitches new plan
Developer presses for smaller version of rejected proposal
July 7, 2001
By Mark Fagan Home Depot still wants to move into Lawrence, and it’s willing to shrink its plans to do so. First National Development Ltd., of Chicago, submitted plans Friday for building a new Home Depot, Best Buy and two restaurants on 22 acres near the northeast corner of 31st and Iowa streets.
Around and about
July 7, 2001
Couple’s divorce led to extended, happy family
July 7, 2001
Horoscopes
July 7, 2001
Baldwin High School honors
July 7, 2001
Military news
July 7, 2001
4-H News
July 7, 2001
Ex-FBI agent admits spying for Moscow
July 7, 2001
Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen pleaded guilty to spying for Moscow in an agreement aimed at providing a full accounting of the damage from one of America’s gravest espionage cases. Looking thin and wearing a green jumpsuit with “prisoner” stamped on the back, Hanssen, 57, stood before a federal judge Friday, hands clasped behind his back, and admitted to giving a host of U.S. secrets about defense plans, nuclear weapons systems and American intelligence gathering to his Soviet and Russian handlers.
Daily Ticker
July 7, 2001
Barrel moving into Oread
July 7, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com A building that previously has been home to a bowling alley, bars, dance clubs and a natural foods grocery is about to get new life — this time as a liquor store.
Bill Mayer Column For Saturday
July 7, 2001
Nothing too mysterious about what new Kansas athletics director Al Bohl must orchestrate: Turn KU into a basketball AND football school. You know, help fashion the Jayhawk gridiron legion to where it not only gets onto an even keel with archrival Kansas State but eventually dominates the Wildcat gridders — as KU football once did and the way KU basketeers do now against their Manhattan counterparts.
100 Years
July 7, 2001
On July 7, 1901, the Lawrence World reported: “Some one thinking himself to play a good joke on the community took the pump handle off the pump near the Funnel lumber yard [1000 Massachusetts Street] on the afternoon of Fourth while the exercises were going on in the park. As a result a large number of people who were thirsty could not quench their thirst. The refreshment stand could not take care of all the crowd and there were these who did not have the money to spend. Such cases as this should be summarily dealt with.”
KU Med ready for humans overheating at track
July 7, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Kansas City, Kan. — By the time the first car raced around Kansas Speedway on Friday morning, the air temperature was 85 degrees and the track was 109 degrees.
Births
July 7, 2001
Rachel Warkins-Bowen and Justin Bowen, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
Art group advocating Langston Hughes statue
July 7, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com A Lawrence group is seeking the city commission’s support for a statue of Langston Hughes to be erected in downtown Lawrence.
Jul7-40
July 7, 2001
Summer school students at Baker University in Baldwin were to begin fullscale transporting of volumes of books into the new $490,000 library on the campus. Mary McCormick was head librarian and said the work should go quickly and smoothly because of the organizational plan. After a near-record 1960 fire loss figure, Lawrence had reversed itself through the first six months of the year and was well on the way to the best “fire year” since pre-World War II days. The previous year’s fire loss was $198,000. The record of $324,185 had been set in 1955. So far this year, the loss figure was barely over $16,000.
Good law enforcement is key to local quality of life
July 7, 2001
One of the features that makes Lawrence a pleasant place to live is the high level and professionalism of city and county law enforcement agencies. At a time when rising crime rates and crime statistics are attracting greater public attention and concern, Lawrence and Douglas County residents have reason to believe their law enforcement agencies are doing an effective job. However, this relative peace of mind made possible by good law enforcement should not be taken for granted. With Lawrence located between Kansas City and Topeka and situated astride an interstate highway, Lawrence is far more attractive and vulnerable to crime than a city in an isolated area.
s close
July 7, 2001
Dow Industrials —227.18, 10,252.68
Hemenway voices concern over investigation
July 7, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com; mmhess@ljworld.com Hair samples taken from five suspects in the Shannon Martin murder investigation did not match hair found clutched in Martin’s hand, her mother told the Journal-World Friday.
KU honors science fiction authors
July 7, 2001
J-W Staff reports Six science fiction writers were honored Friday night during a ceremony at Kansas University.
Manhandling health
July 7, 2001
Men come up short when it comes to long, healthy lives
Scouting News
July 7, 2001
Cub Scout Pack 3059, chartered to the First Presbyterian Church of Lawrence, had a Pack Family Day in June at Serenata Farms in Big Springs. Attendees learned about the history of the Oregon Trail and horses. Twenty-eight boys attended the Pelathe District Cub Scout Day Camp June 11-15.
Missing intern confided in aunt about illicit romance
July 7, 2001
Chandra Levy had confided an intense and secretive romantic relationship with her hometown congressman, Gary Condit, according to a lengthy statement released Friday by the missing woman’s aunt, who said she went public out of frustration with Condit’s ongoing silence about the matter.
State Brief
July 7, 2001
Judge removed from multiple murder case
5-4 rulings undermine court
July 7, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The U.S. Supreme Court has completed its work for the term a term that will be remembered for undermining the power and prestige of the judicial branch of government. The Supreme Court is at once the most powerful branch of government and the most fragile.
Home Depot comes back smaller
July 7, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Home Depot still wants to move into Lawrence, and it’s willing to shrink its plans to do so.
Military
July 7, 2001
Jazzmyne Kellogg has joined the U.S. Army through the Delayed Entry Program. Kellogg, a 2001 Lawrence High School graduate, will report for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.
Exhibit traces legacy of learning
Struggle for literacy among blacks is focus of museum offering
July 7, 2001
There are no pictures of Samuel Kelso, but his legacy remains. The son of slaves, Kelso proposed a novel concept at Virginia’s 1867 Constitutional Convention: public schools for everyone blacks and whites.
U.S. hands over suspect
Serviceman in Japanese custody in Okinawa rape case
July 7, 2001
Ending a stalemate that threatened to cast a shadow over a key security alliance, the United States surrendered an American serviceman accused of rape to Japanese authorities Friday, allowing police formally to arrest the Air Force staff sergeant.
Court papers begin to paint portrait of a spy
July 7, 2001
Beginning more than two decades ago, Robert P. Hanssen and his Russian contacts exchanged packages throughout the Washington, D.C., area, from underneath a footbridge at Rock Creek Park code-named “Grace” to a quiet intersection in McLean, Va., they called “Flo,” according to court papers released Friday.
People
July 7, 2001
French filmmaker wows Venice Landing at Satchmo International Behind the Bacon brothers A.I. only in the movies
Chevys dominate NCTS qualifying
July 7, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Kansas City, Kan. — A season of Dodge domination gave way to a session, at least, of Chevrolet chest thumping.
Lawrence folks to melt like toy soldiers on a light bulb
July 7, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Chuck Pachella says common sense today will help folks enjoy their golf stroke instead of suffering heat stroke.
s health breakout
July 7, 2001
Live long and prosper Doctors offer these suggestions for men’s health:
Society calendar
July 7, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
World Briefs
July 7, 2001
LONDON: Buckingham Palace tour will include garden visit Greece: Heroin in spaghetti brings grandma’s arrest VATICAN CITY : Vatican posts surplus for eighth straight year South Korea: Defectors flee North, via unspecified county LONDON: AIDS charity benefits from star-studded party
Scouting news
July 7, 2001
6Sports report: Raiders pitcher has a one hit game
July 7, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence Raiders game against the Leavenworth Bandits.
Medical privacy rules revised with ‘common sense’
July 7, 2001
The federal government will ease its strict new medical privacy rules so pharmacists can keep filling prescriptions by phone and doctors can talk to family members in hospital waiting rooms without fear of violating a patient’s rights.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
July 7, 2001
Saturday datebook
July 7, 2001
TODAY 6:30 a.m.: Lawrence Farmers Market, Vermont Street between 10th and 11th streets, 842-3883 or 838-4726.
Local briefs
July 7, 2001
School marked with graffiti Someone armed with spray paint put graffiti on an outside wall of Deerfield Elementary School, sometime between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning, Lawrence Police said. The graffiti consisted of seven common first names, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Some of the names also were written on a sidewalk, he said. Damage was listed at $300. There are no suspects, Pattrick said. Last week several downtown buildings were marked with graffiti, but police don’t think there is a connection to the Deerfield incident. The downtown buildings were marked with Asian lettering. Police had the downtown graffiti examined by a Kansas City, Mo., Police gang unit and determined that the lettering had no meaning, Pattrick said. __________________________ Journalism: J-W series on epilepsy a finalist in national contest A series of articles by Journal-World features-arts editor Jan Biles and photographer Melissa Lacey was selected as a finalist in the Heart of America national media contest. “Holding on to Hope” told the story of Meredith Leary, a Lawrence woman with epilepsy; her parents, Norma and Norman Leary; and the research being done by Dr. Ivan Osorio and his colleagues at Kansas University Medical Center to find a way to block epilepsy seizures. Biles and Lacey worked several months on the project, which culminated in a three-part series published in January in the Journal-World. Biles, who has won numerous state, regional and national journalism awards, has been with the Journal-World six years. Lacey has been with the paper three years. The Heart of America award, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, rewards excellence in the coverage of American families, and particularly the courage of women. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.119 a gallon at Site Service Station, 946 E. 23rd St. 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. __________________________ KU architecture students win acoustic awards Five Kansas University students were honored last month at the annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. As part of a competition, the students designed an 800-seat music performance hall, rehearsal room and practice rooms for a college performing arts center near a major roadway. KU’s two teams both received commendation awards, which include a $500 prize. One team consisted of Brian Corry, a May 2001 architectural engineering graduate from Ballwin, Mo., and Lucy Williams, a May 2001 architecture graduate from St. Louis. The other team included architectural engineering seniors Greg Hughes of Ballwin, Mo., senior Jon Peterson of Hugoton and May 2001 graduate Ryan O’Halloran of Chillicothe, Mo. __________________________ Underground Railroad Assn. schedules meeting The Underground Railroad Assn. of Douglas County will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the gallery room of the Lawrence Public Library. There will be open discussion, rather than a program, on topics including plans for future programs, ideas for raising funds, goals and the possibility of locating, preserving and marking Underground Railroad sites. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Martha Parker at (785) 748-9836.
Around and about
July 7, 2001
Jeffery and Julie Neis, Eudora, announce the birth of their son, Hunter Owen, on June 15, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Charles and Barbara Spring, Eudora. Paternal grandmother is Mary Neis, Eudora.
World Briefs
July 7, 2001
Puerto Rico: RFK Jr. among protesters sentenced for trespassing France: Storm hits outdoor concert; felled tree kills at least 10
Weddings
July 7, 2001
Weddings
July 7, 2001
Neis-Mathes Teresa LeAnne Neis and Jason Keith Mathes were married April 21, 2001, at Kim’s Barn in rural Eudora with Judge Martin officiating.
Vexing vexillologists
July 7, 2001
Kansans like their state flag just the way it is, thank you! Although many Kansans were vexed by their opinion, that’s not the job of vexillologists.
Sheriff support
July 7, 2001
To the editor: I have been a resident of Douglas County for 27 years or so. I am a retired Shawnee County deputy sheriff. I retired in 1997 after serving for 24 years. Now I am on a fixed income, and money is tight for us. No one wants higher taxes, certainly not me.
Nation Briefs
July 7, 2001
Washington: China presents U.S. with tab for spy plane expenses Florida: Health officials confirm deadly virus found in state
Local briefs
July 7, 2001
J-W Staff Report Fresno, Calif. — Kevin Callahan, a youth wrestler from Baldwin, is a Greco-Roman national champion.
Club news
July 7, 2001
Club news
July 7, 2001
The Lawrence 99er Duplicate Bridge Club’s game on June 27 was stratified and directed by Don Brennaman. Barbara Hamilton and Bill Hamilton placed first. Second place was a three-way tie between Dorothy Arth and Frances Vogel, Eldon Herd and Artie Shaw, and Harry Talley and Don Daugherty. Glenna Herd and Betty Spalsbury placed fifth. l
Area briefs
July 7, 2001
Event to raise funds for McLouth burn victim Commissioners looking to trim county budget
On the record
July 7, 2001
KU honors science-fiction authors
July 7, 2001
Six science-fiction writers were honored Friday night during a ceremony at Kansas University. The ceremony, which came at the end of the two-week Writers Workshop in Science Fiction, featured two special awards and the induction of four writers into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
Vernon Tullis
July 7, 2001
State Briefs
July 7, 2001
Army Corps offers child water safety carnival Multiple sclerosis program offered
6Sports report: Races this weekend at the Kansas Speedway
July 7, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on this weekend’s IRL and NASCAR truck races at the Kansas Speedway.
NBC’s Brokaw vacation causes speculation
July 7, 2001
Tom Brokaw is taking the summer off. In leaving the “NBC Nightly News” perch to Brian Williams until after Labor Day, the anchorman has given rise to speculation that he may be getting ready to abdicate the role he’s had since September 1983.
Rap songs reflect artists’ dislike for Giuliani
July 7, 2001
If Rudy Giuliani thinks his only public squabble is with estranged wife Donna Hanover, then he hasn’t been listening to the radio. As music fans are reminded each time they hear the new summer hit from R&B singer Faith Evans, the controversial mayor of New York City is also on the outs with more than a few members of the hip-hop community.
Giambi’s status in question
July 7, 2001
If Oakland first baseman Jason Giambi is not in the starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, his All-Star Game status could be in question. Giambi, the team’s leader in batting average (.327), home runs (19) and RBI (60), missed his second consecutive game and fourth in the past two weeks on Friday with a sore right calf.
Baseball Briefs
July 7, 2001
Infielder DeShields signs with Cubs Boston’s Martinez out through July
City Brief
July 7, 2001
Film looks at flood
Mets manager Valentine sends letter to Marlins’ Floyd
July 7, 2001
New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine sent Florida’s Cliff Floyd a letter Friday saying he regretted the controversy caused by not picking the Marlins’ outfielder for the All-Star game.
Bush wants government coverage for unborn
July 7, 2001
The Bush administration is poised to classify a developing fetus as an “unborn child” eligible for government health care, giving low-income women access to prenatal care while bolstering the administration’s anti-abortion credentials.
Simultaneous success in hoops, football possible
Jayhawks have won in both sports at same time
July 7, 2001
By Bill Mayer Nothing too mysterious about what new Kansas athletics director Al Bohl must orchestrate: Turn KU into a basketball AND football school. You know, help fashion the Jayhawk gridiron legion to where it not only gets onto an even keel with archrival Kansas State but eventually dominates the Wildcat gridders as KU football once did and the way KU basketeers do now against their Manhattan counterparts.
Chenowith part of Knicks’ summer league squad
July 7, 2001
The New York Knicks’ summer league team will feature 2000 second-round pick Lavor Postell of St. John’s and this year’s two second-rounders, Michael Wright of Arizona and Eric Chenowith of Kansas.
Sacramento stuffs Orlando, 75-68
July 7, 2001
Whatever Sacramento’s new coach is selling, the Monarchs are buying it. Maura McHugh won her fourth straight game since taking over at Sacramento on June 25, as the Monarchs beat the slumping Orlando Miracle 75-68 Friday night. The win was the fifth in a row for Sacramento (10-6).
Bush, Putin discuss envoys’ trip
July 7, 2001
President Bush told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a brief conversation Friday that senior administration officials will travel to Russia following the two leaders’ planned meeting later this month at the economic summit in Europe.
Abortion rights supporters rally for Summer of Mercy
July 7, 2001
Former nurse Emily Lions stood before about a hundred Wichita abortion rights supporters Friday night and graphically described the injuries she sustained in the 1998 bomb attack at a Burmingham women’s clinic.
Macedonia cease-fire gets past rocky start
July 7, 2001
As a cease-fire in Macedonia negotiated by the West got off to a rocky start Friday and then took hold, European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana urged the country’s politicians to move “at the speed of sound” to hammer out a deal to head off civil war.
Flag fetches $12,300 on eBay
July 7, 2001
A 7-ton version of the Stars and Stripes has a new home. The Great American Flag fetched a high bid Thursday of $12,300 on Internet auction site eBay. The auction was conducted in conjunction with the History Channel’s “History’s Lost and Found Auction Block.”
Company denies bribing Hutchinson sheriff
July 7, 2001
A Hutchinson attorney and a private company that operates the Reno County jail annex have filed court papers denying that they bribed Sheriff Larry Leslie to get the contract. In papers filed Tuesday in Reno County District Court, attorney Gerald Hertach and his MgtGp Inc. deny that they paid Leslie almost $285,000 to influence the commission in 1997 to award them the jail contract and to renew it in 2000.
Hostages seen alive in jungle
July 7, 2001
Troops were checking a report that villagers recently saw several hostages, including Americans, with their Muslim rebel captors in the jungles of Basilan island, a military spokesman said Friday.
6Sports report: Racing team’s owner in jail
July 7, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on one of this weekend’s IRL teams, whose owner is in jail for mail fraud.
Police remove tree-sitting protesters
Environmentalists had spent months on property in fight against proposed development
July 7, 2001
Developers began to clear land for an apartment complex Friday as police arrested environmentalists who had climbed into trees in March to protest the project. The 50-acre wooded site is being cleared for a 208-unit, low-income apartment complex. Tree-climbing environmentalists had occupied the land since March 22, arguing the wooded site dotted with sinkholes is not suited to high-density residential development.
Heart transplant requests flood Jewish Hospital
July 7, 2001
The hospital that put the world’s first self-contained artificial heart into a patient is being swamped with calls from others who want to undergo the procedure. “It’s a new hope,” said Linda McGinity Jackson, spokeswoman with Jewish Hospital. “This is experimental and is the first in the world.”
Shootout kills sheriff who was cousin of Elvis
July 7, 2001
The Lee County sheriff, a cousin of Elvis Presley, was killed in a shootout early Friday that also left a suspect dead. The gun battle began after a man fled from a police roadblock and pushed a woman, nude and bound with tape, from his car, authorities said. The man wrecked his car, and was later cornered.
Californian begins quest for re-election
Gov. Gray Davis unveils statewide radio ads
July 7, 2001
After months of struggling to keep the lights on and his political fortunes intact, Gov. Gray Davis is launching a surprisingly early re-election bid. The election is more than a year away, but the 58-year-old first-term Democrat is already tapping his deep campaign treasury to begin a statewide media campaign next week. He has also set up a campaign Web site.
Bush daughter enters no-contest plea in drinking incident
July 7, 2001
President Bush’s 19-year-old daughter Jenna was fined $600 Friday and her driver’s license was suspended for 30 days after she pleaded no contest to underage drinking and trying to use someone else’s ID to buy liquor.
Nation Briefs
July 7, 2001
DETROIT: Auto parts magnate dies of apparent suicide BOSTON: Notorious molester’s release recommended MIAMI: Onetime city manager sentenced for theft South Carolina: Fighter jet crashes into Atlantic; pilot dies
President plays numbers game on birthday
Bush turns 55 years old, gets ballcap bearing ‘43’ from his father, aka ‘41’
July 7, 2001
“Forty-three” turned 55, playing 18 holes with “41.” Strictly by the numbers, Friday was the perfect birthday for President Bush. “I’m going to get what I want for my birthday: spend time with my family, a couple of good phone calls from some little girls down in Texas,” Bush said, referring to his daughters, Barbara and Jenna, who did not join the family’s weekend vacation.
Search for girl continues after boat capsizes
3 drowning victims already found
July 7, 2001
A dog trained to find human remains was enlisted Friday in the search for a 6-year-old girl who has been missing since her family’s overloaded boat capsized on John Martin Reservoir.
McDonald’s no sacred cow to Krishnas
July 7, 2001
Members of a Hare Krishna temple are fighting a proposed McDonald’s restaurant nearby, saying it would foul the air with the smell of meat. “We just really feel offended that McDonald’s is planning to come here. A big part of our religion is vegetarianism; it’s one of our main beliefs,” temple-member Mike Meyer said. “It’s like an in-your-face type of thing.”
Authorities crack identity-theft ring
July 7, 2001
Using Social Security numbers and birth dates gleaned from blood donor lists and stolen from businesses, a ring run by four Nigerian men created counterfeit credit cards and went on shopping sprees, buying more than $2 million worth of computers and other pricey merchandise, according to federal authorities.
Pamplona visitors know ‘it’s the bulls, baby’
July 7, 2001
At the stroke of noon Friday, in a storm of champagne spray, ketchup bombs and joyful noise, crazed crowds opened yet another San Fermin, the ancient bull bash that Ernest Hemingway made famous.
Henin kept cool en route to final
Williams next test for Belgian teen
July 7, 2001
This is where nerves are supposed to set in for young players the Wimbledon finals. But if 19-year-old Justine Henin (pronounced zhus-tin ay-nan) is trembling with anxiety, it hasn’t shown up either in her off-court on on-court demeanor, and one wouldn’t expect it in today’s final against Venus Williams.
Kansas Speedway Notes: Weekend events offer race fans variety
IRL, NASCAR Trucks contrast in body types, driving methods
July 7, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Indy Racing League Indy cars don’t look a thing like NASCAR’s Craftsman Truck Series trucks. They don’t race alike, either. “It’s really good for the fans,” IRL driver Eliseo Salazar said. “You can see two of the most successful types of racing, open-wheel and NASCAR. Fans will be able to appreciate the difference.”
If only Venus really liked tennis
Williams says she might keep playing sport until ripe old age of 26 or 27
July 7, 2001
Could Venus Williams be the most dominant women’s tennis player of all-time? Rack up majors like Margaret Court and Steffi Graf ? Do what Tiger Woods is doing to professional golf? After all, her serve regularly topping 120 mph is comparable to Tiger’s drives.
Love leads Western by three
Woods rebounds to survive cut but trails by eight
July 7, 2001
Relax, Tiger Woods made the cut. Now he has to find a way to catch Davis Love III. Love shot a 5-under-par 67 Friday to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Western Open. Woods, in danger of missing the cut after finishing the first round tied for 92nd, rebounded with a 68 and was eight strokes back.
World Company buys papers
July 7, 2001
The Baldwin Ledger and Lawrence Business Ledger newspapers have been sold to The World Company, officials of the two companies have announced. The World Company publishes the Lawrence Journal-World, the Baldwin City Signal and other area weekly newspapers.
Starzz coach resigns
July 7, 2001
Fred Williams resigned as head coach of the Utah Starzz on Friday, saying only that it was “time for a change.” Williams, who had a 36-37 record with the Starzz, left the team immediately.
Lt. governor not after top spot
U.S. Rep. Moran ‘would be a good governor,’ Sherrer says
July 7, 2001
Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer removed himself from the Kansas governor’s race Friday and all but endorsed another Republican, U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran. “I’m saying he would be a good governor,” Sherrer told reporters Friday. “He’s a man I happen to believe would be good for Kansas.” Moran, who represents the 1st District, has said he’s interested in the job but hasn’t made a decision.
Dow falls on earnings reports
Technology, unemployment news deepens economic fears
July 7, 2001
Wall Street’s pessimism about earnings deepened Friday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 220 points following more bad news from technology bellwethers EMC and Advanced Micro Devices.
Good law enforcement is key to local quality of life
July 7, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. One of the features that makes Lawrence a pleasant place to live is the high level and professionalism of city and county law enforcement agencies. At a time when rising crime rates and crime statistics are attracting greater public attention and concern, Lawrence and Douglas County residents have reason to believe their law enforcement agencies are doing an effective job.
Cork & Barrel to open store in Oread, near KU
July 7, 2001
By Mark Fagan A building that previously has been home to a bowling alley, bars, dance clubs and a natural foods grocery is about to get new life this time as a liquor store. A new Cork & Barrel Wine & Spirits will open in August or September at 901 Miss., owner Dan Blomgren said. The building is the former home of Community Mercantile Co-op.
Baldwin officer charged with DUI
Possible misconduct could open department probe, officials say
July 7, 2001
By Mike Belt A Baldwin Police officer, already under investigation for possible misconduct, was charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with driving under the influence of alcohol. Glendon Howard Rhea, 27, was the driver of a sport utility vehicle that overturned early Wednesday on East 1600 Road near the intersection of North 900 Road, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Sunscreens hold up in the heat
July 7, 2001
Do sunscreen products lose their effectiveness over time? I have had some sunscreens in my golf bag, in the trunk of my car or in a locker for a couple of years and wonder if they can still protect my skin.
Meals and medicine don’t always mix
July 7, 2001
It’s safe to down a glass of water when you take a pill. But mixing foods and drugs is trickier, according to the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University.
Manhandling health
Men come up short when it comes to long, healthy lives
July 7, 2001
Want to know the secret to living a long life? Ask a woman. On average, American women live almost six years longer than men, regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. Women typically pay more attention to their bodies and seek regular health care.
LMH adds scanner for oncology unit
July 7, 2001
By Kim Hall The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology Center is one step closer to becoming a full-scale cancer treatment facility thanks to new technology. Dr. James Mandigo, a nuclear radiologist at the hospital, said the center acquired a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner about two months ago.
McGwire not ready to retire
July 7, 2001
Mark McGwire isn’t going, going, gone just yet. The St. Louis slugger said that while he’s disappointed he’s slumping, he is not contemplating retirement at the end of this season as was reported in a front page story in Friday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Armstrong bids for third title
July 7, 2001
Lance Armstrong begins his bid for a third straight Tour de France title today with a 5.1-mile individual time trial in the northeast port of Dunkirk. Time trials are one of Armstrong’s strengths, and the Texan will be one of the most formidable contenders in today’s prologue.
Stevenson pleads innocent
July 7, 2001
Utah Jazz rookie DeShawn Stevenson pleaded innocent Friday to the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl. The girl told police that the 20-year-old Stevenson and two other men took her and a 15-year-old friend to a motel June 6.
Winston Cup: Marlin takes pole in Pepsi 400
July 7, 2001
For good and bad, Sterling Marlin will always claim a significant spot in the Daytona history books. He added another entry on the plus side Friday. Marlin won the pole position for tonight’s Pepsi 400 on the 10th anniversary of his first Winston Cup pole also at Daytona driving his Dodge around the famed 21*2-mile track at 183.778 mph.
Houston keeps KC reeling - Astros 8, Royals 3
Kansas City’s skid reaches five games
July 7, 2001
Wade Miller won his fourth straight start, and the Houston Astros rallied for five runs in the sixth inning to beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Friday night. All-Star Lance Berkman went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs, and Vinny Castilla hit a two-run double in the sixth for the Astros, who improved to a season-best eight games over .500.
Rafter rallies to oust Agassi in five sets
Angry American lashes out at tennis officials after semifinal setback
July 7, 2001
As Patrick Rafter thrust his fist in the air to celebrate his comeback victory Friday in the Wimbledon semifinals, an angry Andre Agassi fired one last shot. Walking toward the net, Agassi pulled a ball from his pocket and belted it at the lineswoman who had infuriated him in the next-to-last game.
Bevy of Chevys
Silverados take top three spots in qualifying
July 7, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock A season of Dodge domination gave way to a session, at least, of Chevrolet chest thumping. Chevy Silverados claimed the top three qualifying spots Friday for today’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway.
Evidence doesn’t match suspects in stabbing
Mother of late KU student learns hair samples belonged to daughter, others; Hemenway urges action
July 7, 2001
By Terry Rombeck and Matt Merkel-Hess Hair samples taken from five suspects in the Shannon Martin murder investigation did not match hair found clutched in Martin’s hand, her mother told the Journal-World Friday. The samples were examined this week at the FBI crime lab in Washington, D.C., to determine if there was a possible match before a more complicated DNA test was performed, said Jeanette Stauffer of Topeka.
Relay support
July 7, 2001
Sheriff support
July 7, 2001
Heat wave rolls in
Area braces for triple-digit temperatures
July 7, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Chuck Pachella says common sense today will help folks enjoy their golf stroke instead of suffering heat stroke. “We do have a sign about liquor and greasy food. It’s detrimental when warm,” said Pachella, of Eagle Bend Golf Course near Clinton Lake. He said Eagle Bend was booked solid for 200 rounds today despite a hot-and-humid forecast for an expected high near 101 degrees and a heat index of 110 degrees.
Untie knots of patient’s right bill
July 7, 2001
By Bill Ferguson Knight Ridder Newspapers I sometimes wonder if there is some sort of school that politicians go to when they are first elected to office. If there is, I feel sure that one of the first things they are taught is never to come to an agreement with their political opponents too quickly on any important piece of legislation.
GOP shouldn’t forsake McCain
July 7, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate How popular was Arizona Sen. John McCain one year ago? According to the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, Republican McCain four months after ending his fearless underdog presidential campaign was (what the same poll finds him today to be) the nation’s most popular politician.
Vexing vexillologists
July 7, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Kansans like their state flag just the way it is, thank you! Although many Kansans were vexed by their opinion, that’s not the job of vexillologists. Most of us didn’t know what vexillology was all about until we read about a poll conducted by the North American Vexillological Assn., declared that Kansas has one of the five worst state flags in the nation.
Jobless rate continues to climb
July 7, 2001
The nation’s unemployment rate rose to 4.5 percent as the economy shed 114,000 more jobs in June, capping the biggest three-month job decline since the last recession a decade ago. The 0.1 percentage point increase returned the jobless rate to the same level as in April. The jobless rate had temporarily dipped to 4.4 percent in May.
Lawrence art group lobbying for Langston Hughes statue
July 7, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A Lawrence group is seeking the city commission’s support for a statue of Langston Hughes to be erected in downtown Lawrence. The public art piece would add to the commemoration of the author and Lawrence resident’s 100th birthday celebration next year. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the city commission will receive a letter from the Roundtable for the Arts and Culture asking for support.
Engagements
July 7, 2001
Engagements
July 7, 2001
Hutchins-Knuth Robert and Carolyn Hutchins, Overbrook, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lana Marie Hutchins, to Jeffrey John Knuth, both of Emporia.