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Local briefs
July 9, 2001
Medical resources: Health-care provider directory available online A directory of regulated health care providers across the state is available on the Web at www.kdhe.state.ks.us/ bhfr/index.html. The directory, on the home page of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, provides general information for approximately 1,400 health-care providers regulated by the department, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential providers of health care, ambulatory surgical centers, home health agencies, hospices, dialysis facilities, rural health clinics and rehabilitation clinics. The directory will be updated the first of every month. ________________ Construction: Douglas County bridge to close for resurfacing One of Douglas County’s bridges will be closed for about three weeks for repairs. The Douglas County Public Works Department plans to close County Road 1061, between County Road 460 and U.S. Highway 56, to through traffic, starting Wednesday. Wildcat Concrete Services, Topeka, is resurfacing the bridge deck as well as the roadway approach north and south of the bridge over Captain Creek. Keith Browning, the department’s director, said the work is being done to extend the life of the bridge, which is about 8 miles south of Kansas Highway 10. A marked detour will follow County Road 460 west to County Road 1055, following 1055 south to Highway 56 and then the highway to Road 1061. The project is expected to be completed and the bridge reopened by Aug. 8. ________________ 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.
Lack of honor
July 9, 2001
Judging judges
July 9, 2001
The selection of federal judges has become a highly politicized process in America. One of these days, President George Bush will nominate someone to serve as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Likewise, he will make nominations for judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals.
6News report: Field dedication honors Lawrence volunteer
July 9, 2001
From 6News reports Cowser Field, named in memory of volunteer Tom Cowser, was dedicated Saturday by the Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn.
On the money
July 9, 2001
Online home mortgage calculators are one of the best tools offered on the Internet and there’s plenty of them. Mortgage calculators give buyers a great preview of costs associated with buying a home.
Automobile shopping? Internet can steer you wrong
July 9, 2001
You’ve made up your mind to buy a new car. But before you head to the auto dealer, you want to arm yourself with up-to-date car-price information so you can negotiate the best deal possible. Smart consumer that you are, you rev up your computer and steer straight for the Internet sites that not only clue you in on the lowest prices a dealer will take, but also let you see how much more it will cost, say, to add on a sunroof and a CD player.
Callahan takes fifth
July 9, 2001
Kevin Callahan placed fifth in freestyle at the USA Wrestling Kids Nationals on Sunday.
New York nips Indiana
July 9, 2001
Tari Phillips hit two free throws with four seconds remaining and finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead New York past Indiana, 58-56, on Sunday.
KC boxer stuns Reid
July 9, 2001
All David Reid’s latest comeback fight proved was that he has a lot of coming back left to do.
Raiders salvage split
July 9, 2001
Lawrence scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning and hung on for a 9-8 victory over Shawnee No. 327 to salvage a split of an American Legion baseball doubleheader Sunday at Mid-America Complex. The Raiders dropped the first game, 10-9.
Cameron named All-Star replacement
July 9, 2001
Outfielder Mike Cameron was added to the AL roster, giving the host Seattle Mariners eight players in Tuesday night’s game at Safeco Field, the most for one team in 41 years.
Internet speculation fuels demand for the new ‘IT’ thing
Online discussions piece together clues about inventor’s Ginger project already for sale at Amazon.com
July 9, 2001
By Dave Toplikar I needed some opinions. So I cooked a frozen pizza, sat at the kitchen table and waited.
Brewers stop Giants in 13 innings
Bonds enters All-Star break in 13-game homerless drought
July 9, 2001
On the most important getaway day of the season, nobody seemed able to get away from Pacific Bell Park.
Fellows cruises at Watkins
July 9, 2001
Not even a lingering case of jet lag could slow Ron Fellows.
Hoch wins Western Open
Mistake on No. 18 costs Love III
July 9, 2001
Scott Hoch made a 11/2-foot putt on the 18th hole Sunday to win the Western Open by one stroke, setting a tournament record with a 21-under 267 total. He finished with an 8-under 64.
Armstrong finishes 49th
July 9, 2001
Lance Armstrong huddled close to other riders Sunday and finished 49th in the first stage of the Tour de France, a leg that Germany’s Erik Zabel won in a mass sprint.
Floyd added to NL all-stars to replace injured Rick Reed
July 9, 2001
The visiting clubhouse at Tropicana Field was virtually empty and Cliff Floyd sat alone at his locker preparing for his first trip to the All-Star game.
Leave it to Cheever
Veteran racer holds off Hornish
July 9, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Racing veteran Eddie Cheever Jr. has been one of the most outspoken opponents of what he perceived to be dirty racing in the Indy Racing League. Imagine, then, the glee he felt when the Ameristar Casino Indy 200 came down to a thrilling late-lap duel between Cheever and IRL points leader Sam Hornish Jr. and was resolved, cleanly, in Cheever’s favor on Sunday at Kansas Speedway.
Venus rises again to capture major
July 9, 2001
The pose was familiar and demure: Against a backdrop of Wimbledon green, Venus Williams grinned and held the huge championship dish aloft, her left knee bent in an elegant curtsy for the cheering crowd. The performance was familiar, too.
Buhler students learn to drive online
State’s first virtual drivers ed program well-received, officials say
July 9, 2001
Some driver education students in Buhler are learning to drive by using the information superhighway. Instead of beginning classes behind the wheel of a car, they’re getting started behind a computer keyboard.
Report backs oil production
July 9, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Although Californians are enjoying a better lit and air-conditioned summer than they had expected and gas prices are falling in many parts of the country, the crisis is not over yet. It simply has gone back underground where it had been festering for years.
Fat cat nearly dog’s lunch
July 9, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate I was standing at the side of my house when whoosh! something furry and in a godawful hurry crashed into my leg. I was terrified. My first thought was that it was Gary Condit running from the authorities. It turned out to be a large brown and white cat darting from under my front porch, as if fired from some cat cannon.
Alfred D. Barlow
July 9, 2001
Helen Kerby
July 9, 2001
Bidding for success
CEO for eBay relies on Old Economy expertise
July 9, 2001
Meg Whitman doesn’t roam a plush office. As eBay’s chief executive, she has built the site into an Internet powerhouse and nearly become a billionaire, but she still works in a cubicle, wedged between the desks of eBay’s head of technology and its chief operating officer.
Ivanisevic in finals
Wild-card completes five-set victory over Henman
July 9, 2001
Goran Ivanisevic is playing with joy again, his smile as strong as his big serve, his celebrations as strange as the amazing comeback that made them possible.
Virginia Toepel
July 9, 2001
Area briefs
July 9, 2001
Two-vehicle collision claims lives of Lawrence, Tonganoxie residents Ottawa school board to discuss pay raises for staff, administrators
On the record
July 9, 2001
Lawrence City Commission
Commissioners to consider plan for sidewalk dining
July 9, 2001
City commissioners are set to approve a plan for sidewalk dining in the public right-of-way outside Prairiefire Bistro, 724 Mass. The restaurant wants to install a seating area about 18 feet by 6 feet, which requires a license from the city. The seating area would be north of the bistro’s main entrance and allow for seating of about eight diners inside a wrought-iron railing. The city has reviewed and approved several outdoor dining areas in the downtown area. The outdoor dining areas using the right-of-way include those at Papa Keno’s Pizzeria, Mass Street Deli and Einstein’s Bagels. A note has been added to the site plan that allows the city commission to revoke permission for sidewalk dining if noise, trash or other public concerns warrant its removal.
Republicans await Moran’s move to run for governor
July 9, 2001
He’s serving his third term in Congress, representing a House district that’s overwhelmingly rural and Republican, with no big urban center or media market. Jerry Moran hasn’t had a tough race yet in the 1st Congressional District, so his fellow Republicans can’t be entirely certain how he’d fare in a combative statewide primary or general election campaign.
Thieves tapping ammonia tanks
July 9, 2001
By Mike Belt Tanks containing anhydrous ammonia sitting in a Franklin County farm field apparently are too much of a temptation for makers of the illegal drug methamphetamine to ignore. Four times during a 30-day period, ammonia tanks have been targeted by thieves who siphon off gallons of the gas, Franklin County Sheriff Craig Davis said. In Ottawa, thieves have even stolen the gas from big storage tanks at the Ottawa Co-op Assn.
Study to evaluate racial profiling in state
Agencies to compile data for analysis
July 9, 2001
By Scott Rothschild As part of a study into whether racial profiling is occurring in Kansas, officers from 10 law enforcement agencies across the state soon will start compiling data when they stop people. The $388,225 project was approved by the Legislature two years ago at the height of reports nationwide of law officers stopping, questioning and searching drivers based on their color or ethnicity.
Former superintendent back in new role
July 9, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Former Lawrence public schools Supt. Dan Neuenswander always liked being in the field. Not the realm of crops and livestock, but the domain of principals, teachers and students. Life as a superintendent was best, Neuenswander said, when he could escape administration headquarters and get into schools where children were honing their reading, writing and math skills.
Missile defense plan back to ground zero
Bush administration allocates billions for new research, testing of ballistic missile interceptors
July 9, 2001
The Bush administration wants to greatly expand the number and kinds of testing it believes is needed to build effective missile defenses, and is willing to spend billions more to do it.
N. Ireland parade blocked
July 9, 2001
Defiant but demoralized, leaders of Northern Ireland’s major Protestant brotherhood urged their followers to refrain from violence after British security forces on Sunday blocked their most controversial parade for the fourth year in a row. “I appeal for peace and quiet in the coming days,” the Orange Order leader in Portadown, Harold Gracey, told about 2,000 Protestants who marched to a high steel barricade that prevented them from parading through the town’s nearby Catholic district, Garvaghy Road.
Cats & Dogs’ reign at box office; ‘Scary Movie 2’ a close second
July 9, 2001
The fur flew at movie theaters over the weekend.
Music strains Holocaust debate
German orchestra plays Wagner piece for Israeli audience
July 9, 2001
World-renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim delighted much of his Israeli audience with a piece by Richard Wagner, Adolf Hitler’s favorite composer but he also provoked a sharp debate that carried on Sunday after the music stopped.
Insurance company sale raises anxieties
Doctors, patients worried that Blue Cross purchase will put profits above service
July 9, 2001
By Dave Ranney Kansas doctors and their patients are getting jittery about the proposed sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas. They say the state’s biggest insurer, long a mutual company owned by its policyholders, is about to be gobbled up by a publicly traded, profit-driven company that is beholden to Wall Street, not patients.
Med Center provides stimulus to better life
KU leads nation in brain procedure
July 9, 2001
By Mindie Miller Most days, you’ll find Dick Swindler situating tiny railroad tracks around the miniature community he and his wife have erected in the basement of their Lawrence home. The 56-year-old tinkers with the wires that supply electricity to the train and the model buildings, while his wife, Margie, fills the buildings with diminutive plastic people and furniture.
Unnecessary insurance is costly
Buying coverage you don’t need is bad policy, experts say
July 9, 2001
It’s estimated that millions of people waste billions of dollars every year buying unnecessary insurance. Are you one of them?
In shaky world of e-commerce, eBay stands strong
July 9, 2001
While executives at nearly every Internet company have pulled their hair out in the past year, eBay Inc. has quietly gone about its business of making money.
Internet phones improving, but call quality still suffers
July 9, 2001
Internet telephone companies promise low rates, easy installation and services that would make the Baby Bells turn green with envy. Interested in voice dialing? Combined voice and e-mail? News instead of dial tone?
Digital photo systems a snap
New camera models, software are easier to use
July 9, 2001
There has never been a more exciting time to be a photographer amateur or professional. Digital photography allows instant gratification with simple point-and-shoot operation. Moreover, camera software is easier than ever to navigate, and camera-to-computer hookup greatly simplified.
7-9 Do you think Kansas has one of the top five worst flags?
July 9, 2001
Do you think Lawrence has one of the top-five worst flags in the nation?
MON road work map
July 9, 2001
Following is a list of construction projects that will affect traffic this week in the Lawrence area: 1. East 27th Street, Haskell Avenue to Ponderosa Drive, local traffic only beginning Tuesday for excavation and installation of a new sanitary sewer pipe.
Raiders
July 9, 2001
J-W Staff Report Shawnee — Lawrence scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning and hung on for a 9-8 victory over Shawnee No. 327 to salvage a split of an American Legion baseball doubleheader Sunday at Mid-America Complex. The Raiders dropped the first game, 10-9.
Black heads to Hungary for international meet
July 9, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Fresh off a second-place finish in the decathlon at last week’s USA Track and Field Youth Athletics National Outdoor Championship, Baldwin High track standout Eric Black is going international this week.
Agate cutline
July 9, 2001
AP Photo SE RI PAK OF SOUTH KOREA, CENTER, takes a dip in the pool at Highland Meadows golf course Sunday with her host family members Mac, left and Tong Rafati after winning the Jamie Farr LPGA tournament in Sylvania, Ohio. Pak shot 15 under par to become the first three time winner of the event.
Car shopping? Internet can steer you wrong
July 9, 2001
Scripps Howard News Service You’ve made up your mind to buy a new car. But before you head to the auto dealer, you want to arm yourself with up-to-date car-price information so you can negotiate the best deal possible.
COMMENT Social Security accounts doing better than critics let on
July 9, 2001
How much are you “earning” on your Social Security account? Surprise, surprise — you’re doing better than you think.
Soundoff on KU Prairie Acre
July 9, 2001
Why is the KU Prairie Acre being allowed to be taken over by trees and brush? I thought they were going to restore it. “The university has begun to implement landscape improvement recommendations from the recently complete Campus Landscape Master Plan,” said Douglas Riat, KU’s director of facilities operations. “Along with landscape improvements across campus, Prairie Acre will be addressed. Trees and brush will be removed this summer, and additional work will be completed next spring.”
Report backs oil production
July 9, 2001
United Feature Syndicate Washington — Although Californians are enjoying a better lit and air-conditioned summer than they had expected and gas prices are falling in many parts of the country, the crisis is not over yet. It simply has gone back underground where it had been festering for years.
Jul9-25
July 9, 2001
A record $11,788,329 budget for the 1976-77 school year came under review by the school board. Higher tax levies were almost certain for patrons. Soaring temperatures and relentlessly sunny skies with the mercury likely to hit 100 degrees or beyond over the coming weekend.
Barlow obit
July 9, 2001
Alfred D. Barlow Services for Alfred D. Barlow, 72, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Hoop notes
July 9, 2001
J-W Staff Report The two most prestigious summer basketball camps — Nike in Indianapolis and adidas in Teaneck, N.J., — started July 5 and will run until Wednesday.
MON Blue Cross change leaves doctors, patients nervous
July 9, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Kansas doctors and their patients are getting jittery about the proposed sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas.
Internet directory of health care providers available
July 9, 2001
MEDICAL RESOURCE Internet directory of health care providers available
Ammonia tanks targeted by thieves
July 9, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Ottawa — Tanks containing anhydrous ammonia sitting in a Franklin County farm field apparently are too much of a temptation for makers of the illegal drug methamphetamine to ignore.
City Commission Background
July 9, 2001
The seating area would be north of the bistro’s main entrance and allow for seating of about eight diners inside a wrought-iron railing. The city has reviewed and approved several outdoor dining areas in the downtown area. The outdoor dining areas using the right-of-way include those at Papa Keno’s Pizzeria, Mass Street Deli and Einstein’s Bagels. A note has been added to the site plan that allows the city commission to revoke permission for sidewalk dining if noise, trash or other public concerns warrant its removal.
Insurance breakout
July 9, 2001
Here are some tips on AUTO INSURANCE
Lack of honor
July 9, 2001
To the editor: What does Independence Day mean to you? Most children, and many adults would say “FIREWORKS!” Some others would mention family and food, but rarely does anyone even think of the most important meaning, the independence of our wonderful nation. Most people don’t even call it Independence Day anymore, it’s just the Fourth of July. It’s just too hard to say, and without meaning, it’s no more than a date anyway.
Monday Datebook
July 9, 2001
TODAY 8:30 a.m.: Douglas County Commission meeting, county courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Monday Best Bets
July 9, 2001
UZ JSME DOMA performs tonight at The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
Ottawa school board to meet
July 9, 2001
Ottawa school board to discuss salaries Ottawa — The Ottawa school board will consider approving salary increases for the district’s classified staff and administrators when it meets tonight.
Randy Russell obituary
July 9, 2001
Randy Russell Services for Randy Lee Russell, 38, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Indian Hills Church of God. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Glen Pierce obituary
July 9, 2001
Glen Pierce Kansas City, Kan. — Services for Glen Harvey Pierce, 87, Mound City, will be 11 a.m. today at Butler-Fulton-Nickel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
The Mag: Victoria box
July 9, 2001
What: Victoria Williams and the Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Thunderhill race results
July 9, 2001
Area Results THUNDERHILL SPEEDWAY
Mylinda Wensel obituary
July 9, 2001
Mylinda Wensel Tonganoxie — Services for Mylinda Jane Wensel, 83, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Local briefs
July 9, 2001
J-W Staff Report Fresno, Calif. — Kevin Callahan placed fifth in freestyle at the USA Wrestling Kids Nationals on Sunday.
10 law enforcement agencies to compile data for analysis
July 9, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — As part of a study into whether racial profiling is occurring in Kansas, officers from 10 law enforcement agencies across the state soon will start compiling data when they stop people.
Births
July 9, 2001
* David and Jennifer Unekis, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday.
s New rail
July 9, 2001
Robots march forward — on screen and off
City tennis results
July 9, 2001
City Results Sunday at Lawrence Tennis Center
Monday Woodling column
July 9, 2001
You know what they say about the NBA, that pro basketball players don’t really start performing until the fourth quarter. Same goes, it would appear, for the Indy Racing League.
7-9 Tech Check — Ginger
July 9, 2001
I needed some opinions. So I cooked a frozen pizza, sat at the kitchen table and waited.
Horoscopes
July 9, 2001
Sele silences Dodgers
Mariners’ pitcher improves to 10-1
July 9, 2001
Aaron Sele won’t pitch in the All-Star game, but that doesn’t mean he’s not of All-Star caliber.
Brownback seeks deregulation to get faster Web access
July 9, 2001
Just as the Senate is putting the brakes on a measure to loosen restrictions on nation’s Bell telephone companies, Sen. Sam Brownback is trying to rev up the debate.
History is our warning
July 9, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I no longer have the letter, so I can’t quote verbatim. But I can tell you what it said. The reader I remember him as a man wanted me to know that he was Jewish. And that he’s sick of his fellow Jews going on and on about the Holocaust. He’s also fed up with black folks harping about slavery.
Income gap cause for concern
July 9, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Fomenting class warfare is a crime I’ve been charged with lately. What I did to provoke the charge is write columns deploring the growing gap between rich and poor Americans. To my critics, it seems, the problem lies not in the fact of increasing inequality, but in the noticing of it.
Judging judges
July 9, 2001
J-W Editorials The selection of federal judges has become a highly politicized process in America. One of these days, President George Bush will nominate someone to serve as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Likewise, he will make nominations for judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Privacy issues weigh on grading
July 9, 2001
When Alicia Bata needs quick results from a quiz in her Spanish class, she has her students pass their work to classmates and then goes over the answers with them.
People
July 9, 2001
Elton’s Mideast piece Mansion expansion Spoleto salute Collective paydirt
Former superintendent back on home turf as school-improvement adviser for district
July 9, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Former Lawrence public schools Supt. Dan Neuenswander always liked being in the field.
s leader in tremor control
July 9, 2001
mmiller@ljworld.com Most days, you’ll find Dick Swindler situating tiny railroad tracks around the miniature community he and his wife have erected in the basement of their Lawrence home.
Cheever wins IRL race
July 9, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Kansas City, Kan. — Racing veteran Eddie Cheever Jr. has been one of the most outspoken opponents of what he perceived to be dirty racing in the Indy Racing League.
Jul9-40
July 9, 2001
Was Lawrence finally going to get a bona fide public swimming pool? Despite a number of setbacks and some racial overtones involving the old Jayhawk Plunge, privately owned, local groups were meeting to determine the best way to get public support for a new pool here. Lawrence was one of only two large cities in Kansas without a public pool and people had to go to Topeka, Kansas City and Ottawa to swim.
The Mag: Art box
July 9, 2001
What: The Art of Rachel Freeman When: Now through Aug. 15
t neede, experts say
July 9, 2001
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette It’s estimated that millions of people waste billions of dollars every year buying unnecessary insurance.
100 Years
July 9, 2001
On July 9, 1901, the Lawrence World noted a statement in the Centralia Journal which stated: “Over sixty of the Haskell Indians left Lawrence Saturday for their homes in various parts of the United States. They are graduates of the Haskell institute there and every mother’s son of them will be wearing a blanket on the reservation within a year and bid goodbye forever to soap.” The World commented “The above is not vicious. It is simply ignorance. The country at large has not yet grasped the fact that the new policy of dealing with the Indians is a success. Time was when the only good Indian was a dead one but that time has passed away. The Indian of today is as much a man as the whites. Now in this Indian problem has it never occurred to the public that the Lord has revenged the injuries done to the red race? History will bear out the statement that in colonial times when the wars of extermination were fiercest three white men were killed for every Indian. The savages went down before sheer force of numbers, not because they were wrong. Today the Indian is recognized as a human being and as he has responded nobly to the treatment given him as such. The bad feeling is passing away and it would disappear much sooner but for the thoughtless flings of the press of the country. A flippant remark carries with it misinformation and the newspapers should be as fair in dealing with the Indians as they are in dealing with the white race. The time has come to do justice to the red man.”
City Commission Bottom Line
July 9, 2001
City commissioners are set to approve a plan for sidewalk dining in the public right-of-way outside Prairiefire Bistro, 724 Mass. The restaurant wants to install a seating area about 18 feet by 6 feet, which requires a sidewalk dining license from the city.
Jeffrey Wrightsman obituary
July 9, 2001
Jeffrey Wrightsman Services for Jeffrey Allen Wrightsman, 37, Kansas City, Kan., are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Readers share divergent views about drug ecstasy
July 9, 2001
Earnhardt’s emotional win at Daytona draws audience
July 9, 2001
The largest TV audience for a prime-time NASCAR race watched Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s stirring victory at the site of his father’s death.
U.S., Europe urge restraint by Syria
July 9, 2001
The words are warlike, to be sure enough to draw quick visits from high-ranking U.S. and European diplomats eager to keep relations between Israel and Syria from deteriorating further. After two Israeli airstrikes on Syrian military radar sites in Lebanon launched because Israel blames Syria for Hezbollah guerrilla attacks Damascus’ response so far has not gone beyond angry rhetoric.
NAACP chairman blasts Bush’s record, appointments
July 9, 2001
NAACP board chairman Julian Bond had harsh words on Sunday for President Bush’s record in his first months in office, criticizing some of Bush’s Cabinet choices and denouncing his faith-based initiative. Bush is the 18th president the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has seen in its more than 90-year history.
Cemetery exhibits art among headstones
July 9, 2001
A cemetery that already contains several historic headstones and a presidential monument is enhancing its image as an “outdoor museum” with a yearlong exhibition featuring 28 art works.
Nation briefs
July 9, 2001
Heavy rains cause flash floods, mudslides AARP joins age lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. Mayor leaves hospital day after assault Arena connected to Elvis demolished
Road work map
July 9, 2001
The following are construction projects on Kansas highways that might slow travel to Topeka or Kansas City: 1. I-70, from just east of the East Lawrence turnpike terminal almost to the East Terminal, traffic restricted to one lane in each direction for an asphalt overlay project.
Sara Stengel obituary
July 9, 2001
Sara Stengel Nashville, Tenn. — Services for Sara Sudekum Stengel, 93, Nashville, Tenn., were July 3 in Nashville. She has been cremated.
Social Security accounts doing better than critics say
July 9, 2001
How much are you “earning” on your Social Security account? Surprise, surprise you’re doing better than you think.
What’s new
July 9, 2001
Robots march forward on screen and off Requirements announced for Windows XP system A phone from Motorola that does it all almost
Earnhardt’s victory adds to drama
July 9, 2001
With a swan dive into the waiting arms of his crew, Dale Earnhardt Jr. played the part of the jubilant hero in white, filling the void left by his father, the beloved man in black.
Earnhardt items selling fast
Fans desperate to purchase merchandise as ‘Dale-Mania’ rules NASCAR in wake of driver’s death
July 9, 2001
Before he died, Dale Earnhardt was easily one of the biggest names in NASCAR. Today, he’s even bigger.
Struggling Royals enter break on seven-game skid
July 9, 2001
After a 36-minute first inning that included two ejections, three hit batters and an injury, the Houston Astros’ offense really got going Sunday.
Gas prices expected to stay low
July 9, 2001
As last winter ended and consumers scrambled to pay record heating bills, analysts were already looking toward the coming winter with dread. Natural gas prices as high or even higher seemed likely.
Blotter
July 9, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Jays demote Simmons
July 9, 2001
The Toronto Blue Jays optioned reserve outfielder Brian Simmons to Triple-A Syracuse of the International League on Sunday.
Gregory working with Wolves
Former Jayhawk tries to make roster
July 9, 2001
Former Kansas University guard Kenny Gregory will get a chance to make the roster of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Gregory, a 6-6 guard/forward from Columbus, Ohio, left his hometown for Minnesota on Sunday to start working out with the Wolves, Gregory’s dad said Sunday night.
Classic finish makes race worthwhile
July 9, 2001
By Chuck Woodling You know what they say about the NBA, that pro basketball players don’t really start performing until the fourth quarter. Same goes, it would appear, for the Indy Racing League.
News briefs
July 9, 2001
Shark attack victim suffers kidney failure Powerball jackpot rises Abu Sayyaf leader arrested Bull run continues
City commission Other business
July 9, 2001
Recognitions/proclamations * Recognition of Jim Patti for his contributions to Lawrence’s Downtown Sculpture Exhibition.
Agate cutline
July 9, 2001
AP Photo SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS’ BARRY BONDS, LEFT, and Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki, hold up their trophies as the top vote-getters Monday for the 2001 All-Star Game at Safeco Field. Suzuki, a rookie, received the most votes overall.