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Inmate charged with murder to appear in court
July 11, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 11:46 a.m.) From 6News and Journal-World sources An inmate who was charged with murder Tuesday after a body was found buried near his home will have his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
Lawrence police investigate robberies
July 11, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 2:33 p.m.) From 6News reports Lawrence police are investigating two overnight robberies.
Turnpike accident ties up westbound traffic
July 11, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 12:39 p.m.) From 6News reports An accident involving a semi-tractor trailer and several cars on Interstate 70 west of Lawrence slowed westbound commuter traffic to a crawl Wednesday morning.
Sara Stengel
July 11, 2001
KJGA tournament
July 11, 2001
Technically, Pete Krsnich won the Kansas Junior Golf Association Team Sectionals on Tuesday at Eagle Bend. He shot a tournament-low 139, five strokes under par. But Chris Mabry bested him by one stroke and finished with a score of 138.
Business briefs
July 11, 2001
Charming Shoppes buys Lane Bryant chain
City slow-pitch standings
July 11, 2001
Through Sunday’s games Coed Sunday One: Pepsi Challengers 9-3, Sports Dome 8-3, Sweet & Sour 8-5, Cream Team 6-4, Who Cares 6-5, Hitters 4-5, Therapy Works 3-8, St. John 0-11.
Glen Pierce
July 11, 2001
Area briefs
July 11, 2001
Driver thrown from pickup remains in critical condition ECM evacuated after gas line broken Former superintendent maintains innocence Baker University hires new university relations official Cholesterol screenings offered at LMH KU to have Special Olympics camp for state athletes County announces road closings
Shareholder angst strikes Western Resources
July 11, 2001
A meeting Tuesday at the site of Western Resources Inc.’s newest generating station did little to ease stockholders’ concerns. Many said they were hoping the day would answer questions about the Topeka, Kan.-based company’s plans to merge with Public Service Company of New Mexico and a compensation package for Western’s top executives.
Compaq blames slow sales for layoffs
July 11, 2001
Compaq Computer Corp. will lay off 4,000 more workers this year, nearly doubling layoffs it announced earlier, as sales in Europe decline. Compaq said Tuesday it would report second-quarter operating profits of 4 cents per share July 25, in line with analysts’ forecasts. The company would take a $490 million restructuring charge in the quarter.
Earnings fears trigger selloff
Analysts expect Compaq’s job cuts to intensify Wall Street woes
July 11, 2001
News of a slowdown at Corning triggered selloff Tuesday on Wall Street as investors’ hopes for a business turnaround in 2001 dissipated further. The Dow Jones industrials fell 123 points, their fifth triple-digit drop in a month. Analysts said the market was waiting, so far in vain, for companies to say the outlook for future revenues and earnings was improving.
Ruth King
July 11, 2001
Suspected drug plane forced to land in Liberal
Five-state chase ends in Kansas with seizure of 162 pounds of marijuana
July 11, 2001
After tracking a suspected drug plane across five states Sunday, U.S. Customs Service and Drug Enforcement Agency officials seized 162 pounds of marijuana. The chase started when officials at Customs’ Air-Marine Interdiction Coordination Center noticed a plane flying lower than allowed under visual flight rules near Needles, Calif., according to Customs reports.
Whistle-blower allegations getting day in court
July 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild State investigators in March 1999 may have considered suspending Kansas Sentencing Commission executive director Barbara Tombs, according to a motion filed by a Lawrence woman who has sued the state and Tombs. Shu Chen, a former researcher at the Sentencing Commission, alleges she was fired by Tombs for blowing the whistle about wrongdoing at the agency.
Zabel sprints to victory
German passes Armstrong to capture third stage
July 11, 2001
Erik Zabel passed Lance Armstrong in the closing sprint to win the third stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday, leaving the Texan with a 10th-place finish. Armstrong, trying to win the Tour for the third straight year, led the main pack briefly in the final half-mile, but Zabel rode by him from the left and stayed out front until the finish.
Sara Stengel
July 11, 2001
Golf Briefs
July 11, 2001
Wichita’s Desilet leads in KWGA championship Vargas, Cassini share PubLinks stroke crown Morgans finish third in Father-Son tourney
Price, Calcavecchia slip Faxon, Player in CVS
July 11, 2001
When Brad Faxon’s 45-footer came to a halt short of the front of cup on the 18th green, Mark Calcavecchia figured it was safe to leave the locker room for lunch. Oh, sure, the legendary Gary Player still had an opportunity to force a sudden-death playoff by sinking a 15-foot birdie.
Shark-attack victim in coma; evidence of brain injury grows
July 11, 2001
Doctors said Tuesday that the 8-year-old boy who survived a shark attack in the Florida surf is in a coma and likely suffered a brain injury. Jessie Arbogast appears, however, to have avoided potentially fatal brain swelling, Dr. Tim Livingston said. The boy, he added, did not seem to be worsening.
Second embassy bomber spared death penalty
July 11, 2001
For the second time in a month, a jury Tuesday rejected the death penalty for one of the men convicted in the bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, with several jurors deciding that executing him would only make him a martyr.
Brush with ‘Pomeranians’ wins worst writing contest
July 11, 2001
Sera Kirk was strolling through the countryside, enjoying the sunshine, when a furry little dog a Pomeranian barged out of a hedge and began yipping at her feet.
This summer, Cleveland rocks!
MTV brings youth movement to rock hall of fame
July 11, 2001
Even what some parents may consider noise has roots. A new MTV series called “Live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” aims to show that today’s music is rooted generations earlier.
Woods on familiar path
However, differences do exist in 2001
July 11, 2001
Nothing is ever the way it seems with Tiger Woods. Twice this year, he has chastised the media for exaggerating performances good and bad. It took only two tournaments at the start of the season for someone to mention the word “slump.”
KU signee Krsnich claims medalist honors
July 11, 2001
By Doug Pacey Technically, Pete Krsnich won the Kansas Junior Golf Association Team Sectionals on Tuesday at Eagle Bend. He shot a tournament-low 139, five strokes under par. But Chris Mabry bested him by one stroke and finished with a score of 138. Mabry didn’t win the Team Championship medalist award because he played as an individual and not as a member of a team.
Upgrading KC stadiums hot topic
July 11, 2001
Lamar Hunt’s Kansas City Chiefs are one of the most profitable franchises in the most successful sports league in the country. He says he’d be willing to write a personal check for as much as $30 million to help renovate Arrowhead Stadium. David Glass’ Kansas City Royals are money-draining, small-market losers at a time when baseball’s entire economic structure is under review.
At NASA, science beats superstition
July 11, 2001
Ever since star-crossed Apollo 13, NASA has never given a manned spaceflight the number 13. And never in its history has it launched a spaceship on Friday the 13th. That may change this Friday.
Shu Chen trial begins
July 11, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — State investigators in March 1999 may have considered suspending Kansas Sentencing Commission executive director Barbara Tombs, according to a motion filed by a Lawrence woman who has sued the state and Tombs.
Bus workers to take union vote
July 11, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Lawrence bus system workers will vote next month to decide whether to join the nation’s largest transit union.
Education coalition announces spending plan
July 11, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Three education groups Tuesday unveiled a $650 million spending plan for Kansas public schools that would be financed with higher state taxes.
Colleagues, friends mourn death of former KU professor
July 11, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Friends of retired Kansas University professor John C. Wright are mourning his death.
s close
July 11, 2001
Dow Industrials —123.76, 10,175.64
7-11 Gwyn
July 11, 2001
One of the intrigues of gardening is that no two years are alike. Even if we planted the same vegetables on the same dates, differences in weather and other factors outside our control would give us different results. As it happens, most gardeners are probably set in some of their ways — say, whether to stake or cage tomatoes — but still willing to experiment by trying a few different varieties every year.
7-11 Sweet corn - a tasty summertime treat
July 11, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Charlotte Anderson loves the taste of sweet corn, but it’s the crop’s simplicity that has the Lawrence resident grinning from ear to ear this summer.
Area Briefs
July 11, 2001
Fluoridation slated Army Corps offers ‘Tales for a July Night’
WNBA has become melting pot
Record 53 international players often makes it difficult to communicate on floor
July 11, 2001
“What’s up, girl?” It’s one of the most common phrases in America. The friendliest and quickest way to greet someone. And yet, three years ago, those simple words shot tremors through Detroit Shock point guard Claudia Maria das Neves.
Yellow House delivers appliance sales, women-run repair service
July 11, 2001
Company: Yellow House and Professional Delivery Inc., 1904 Mass. Owners: Guy and Carrie Neighbors. Number of employees: Six. Years in business: 17. Years in business in Lawrence: 17. Main products and services: The company sells preowned major appliances including washers, dryers, refrigerators and stoves plus televisions, electronics, clothes, wigs and hair products. It also handles residential delivery and repair of major appliances.
Judy Knapp
July 11, 2001
6Sports report: Summer soccer
July 11, 2001
James Sido reports on Lawrence High’s soccer coach Keith Nelson and this year’s summer soccer camp. Coach Nelson comments.
System rewards doctors for patient satisfaction
July 11, 2001
Blue Cross of California’s new plan to reward doctors for satisfying patients rather than saving money aims at a problem plaguing health plans statewide the perception that quality of care takes a back seat to cost. But many observers worry the plan does little to alleviate the underlying financial strain that sent many medical practices into bankruptcy and continues to force insurers to raise premiums, even as they search for new ways to keep a lid on spiraling health-care costs.
Faith-based initiatives require caution
July 11, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Congress is treading on very dangerous ground as it considers President Bush’s proposal for federal financing of religious-sponsored social services programs. This is no ordinary piece of legislation. It raises serious questions about church-state relations in this country.
7-11 Krumm column
July 11, 2001
During the summer months, food safety seems to be a bigger concern. What are some guidelines to follow? When it comes to safe food handling and preparation at home, you’re in control.
7-4 almond chicken sidebar
July 11, 2001
What is dredging? The culinary technique known as dredging is a simple process of coating a piece of food that is to be fried — such as poultry, meat or fish — with seasoned flour, cornmeal or bread crumbs.
Daily ticker
July 11, 2001
Glen Pierce
July 11, 2001
Missing intern coverage hit-or-miss
July 11, 2001
If you watch cable news networks, with the drumbeat of “Where’s Chandra?” headlines, you’d think the disappearance of a Washington intern was all the country was talking about.
Foods can take quick turn for worse in heat
July 11, 2001
During the summer months, food safety seems to be a bigger concern. What are some guidelines to follow? When it comes to safe food handling and preparation at home, you’re in control. To stop microorganisms, remember these four food safety concepts:
Prescription drug dilemma
July 11, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe Think of this as old news. After all, the demographic has matured along with Dan, Tom and Peter. Advertisers now target an audience that has aged from Pop-Tarts to Vioxx, from the yellow submarine to the little purple pill.
More details won’t heal hurt of husband’s affair
July 11, 2001
Horoscopes
July 11, 2001
Wednesday datebook
July 11, 2001
TODAY Canceled: Douglas County Commission meeting.
Mavericks baseball
July 11, 2001
Youth Results TOPEKA 400 4, LAWRENCE MAVERICKS 2
Critics tell board to replace Indian mascots, names
July 11, 2001
School team names and mascots such as Braves, Redmen and Warriors are offensive to many American Indians and should be replaced, the State Board of Education was told Tuesday.
Friends and neighbors
July 11, 2001
Petefish services
July 11, 2001
Graveside inurnment services for John Petefish, 59, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Clinton Cemetery. Mr. Petefish died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, in Lawrence.
Nation Briefs
July 11, 2001
North Carolina: Marine ‘copter crash kills 3 Massachusetts: Whale-rescue attempt fails Los Angeles: Mother set afire; boy, 4, dies Dallas: FAA upholds workday limits
Garden’s new eggplant variety strikes it rich
July 11, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger One of the intrigues of gardening is that no two years are alike. Even if we planted the same vegetables on the same dates, differences in weather and other factors outside our control would give us different results.
Time for a pit stop
July 11, 2001
Allison Mundy, Stillwell, tries to cool down her Arabian horse, “Comarah,” in the scorching heat at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Mundy and other area horsemen were competing Tuesday to qualify for the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson in September.
Communication is key
July 11, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The public deserves to see all of the information available on proposed routes for a bypass south of Lawrence. A note to the engineering firm now working with the Kansas Department of Transportation on proposed routes for a southern bypass around Lawrence:
Man charged with murder
July 11, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com McLouth — Hours after police dug up a body near here, a man already in jail for another crime was charged with murder.
Ruth King obituary
July 11, 2001
Ruth King No services are planned for Ruth King, 98, Lawrence. Private inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Leavenworth to add fluoride to its water
July 11, 2001
Leavenworth will begin adding fluoride to its water by March 2003 with the help of a $215,500 start-up grant from the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund. The addition will provide the recommended amount of fluoride proven to prevent tooth decay.
Inmate charged with murder
McLouth resident accused of killing, robbing, burying victim
July 11, 2001
By Mike Belt Hours after police dug up a body near here, a man already in jail for another crime was charged with murder. Ronald Lee Decker, 52, of rural McLouth, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in connection with the body unearthed near his house, said Jefferson County Attorney Jim Vanderbilt.
Smith sparks Lynx past Fire
Minnesota player erupts for 28 points in 73-52 victory over Portland
July 11, 2001
Katie Smith scored 28 points as the Minnesota Lynx snapped a five-game losing streak with a 73-52 victory over the Portland Fire on Tuesday night. Smith, who scored a WNBA-record 46 points in an overtime loss to Los Angeles on Sunday, scored just five points in the first half.
Local briefs
July 11, 2001
Sunflower State Games seeks volunteers for events The Sunflower State Games is looking for volunteers, like Andy Faucett, above, of Lawrence, for all events during both weekends the games are in Lawrence later this month. The games, Olympic-style competitions at venues across Lawrence, are expected to draw as many as 10,000 amateur athletes. Lauren Bristow, sport coordinator for the games, said volunteers are needed for July 20-22 and July 27-29. Volunteers also are needed to help with the golf tournament July 20-21. To volunteer or to get more information, call 842-7774, e-mail to play@sunflowergames.com or visit www.sunflowergames.com. __________________________ Community: Hot temperatures keep Project Acceptance open The Project Acceptance drop-in center, 407 Maine, will be open this weekend because of the heat. Normally the center, which serves the homeless and mentally ill, is closed on weekends. The hours this weekend will be the same as the normal weekday schedule, 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. __________________________ University: Langston Hughes conference receives publisher’s grant Alfred A. Knopf/Vintage book publishers have donated $7,500 toward underwriting a celebration of Langston Hughes’ poetry next year at Kansas University. “We appreciate Knopf taking the lead in offering the first of several grants we are seeking to provide this conference in the spirit of Langston Hughes free to the public,” said Maryemma Graham, KU professor of English and conference co-organizer. Hughes, who’s been described as the poet laureate of African America, spent his earliest years in Lawrence, where he lived with his grandmother from 1903 to 1915. Speakers invited to the Jan. 31-Feb. 7 conference include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker; actors Danny Glover, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis; former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky; and Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad. Organizers hope to raise about $50,000 for the conference. __________________________ Crime: Humane Society seeks to replace stolen recipes The Lawrence Humane Society is looking to rebuild its recipe collection for a cookbook it had intended to release in time for the holidays. The recipes were taken from an employee’s car last week, so the book likely will not be ready until spring, said Amy Tramill, public relations coordinator for the society. “We had compiled probably 150 recipes for this book from supporters, volunteers and staff members,” she said. “It kind of left us in a desperate situation.” The society is soliciting recipes from the public to salvage its cookbook. It needs somewhere between 300 and 400 recipes for the book, Tramill said. People who had submitted recipes before the theft are asked to resubmit them. Your name will appear next to the recipe. Send recipes to the Lawrence Humane Society, P.O. Box 651, Lawrence 66044 or fax them to 843-6554. __________________________ 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.
Suspected drug plane forced to land in Liberal
Five-state chase ends in Kansas with seizure of 162 pounds of marijuana
July 11, 2001
After tracking a suspected drug plane across five states Sunday, U.S. Customs Service and Drug Enforcement Agency officials seized 162 pounds of marijuana. The chase started when officials at Customs’ Air-Marine Interdiction Coordination Center noticed a plane flying lower than allowed under visual flight rules near Needles, Calif., according to Customs reports.
State Briefs
July 11, 2001
Topeka: College savings program promising, official says SYRACUSE: Drowning victims buried HUTCHINSON: Gas geyser explodes
Pentagon: No delay for the B-1
July 11, 2001
The Pentagon plans no reprieve in its decision to reduce the nation’s B-1 bomber fleet, an aide to U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said Tuesday, contradicting what he said was a misunderstanding by lawmakers who met with Pentagon officials Monday.
Judy Knapp
July 11, 2001
Jeffrey Wrightsman
July 11, 2001
Friends remember weekend crash victim
July 11, 2001
By Mike Belt Judy Knapp left Presbyterian Manor Sunday afternoon after completing her shift as a laundry aide. It was the last time her co-workers saw the 50-year-old Tonganoxie woman alive. Knapp died in a two-vehicle collision shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday in Jefferson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the 1998 Ford pickup truck she was driving crossed the center line on Ferguson Road about 6 1/2 miles north of U.S. Highway 24.
Education consultants consider ‘charter’ university for Kansas
July 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The same consultants looking for ways to improve Kansas higher education created the report that turned the Colorado School of Mines into that state’s first “charter” university. Leaders of the Northwest Research Education Center, or NORED, said Tuesday that a charter university may not be what is needed in Kansas, but they weren’t going to rule it out.
City Commission briefs
July 11, 2001
Water system strained Street improvement project receives funds Homeless advocates seek housing money
City Commission Briefs
July 11, 2001
Water system strained Street improvement project receives funds Homeless advocates seek housing money
People
July 11, 2001
Barrymore, Green wed A new villain role Big as Texas Mama’s little girl
Area briefs
July 11, 2001
Fluoridation slated Army Corps offers ‘Tales for a July Night’
Briefcase
July 11, 2001
Charming Shoppes buys Lane Bryant chain Investing: Merrill Lynch limits analysts’ stock buys Acquisition; Amerada Hess to buy Triton Energy Ltd. Retail: Sears trims cosmetics, puts Avon brand on hold Telecommunications: Lucent combines units
NCAA probes prep PR man
Just what is Little’s relationship with Stoudemire?
July 11, 2001
The NCAA is questioning the hiring of a public relations representative by Florida high school basketball star Amare Stoudemire. Marc Little said Tuesday the NCAA asked him to send a letter detailing his relationship with Stoudemire and said late Tuesday night that Stoudemire may not attend Memphis, the school to which he has verbally committed.
Pentagon: No delay for the B-1
July 11, 2001
The Pentagon plans no reprieve in its decision to reduce the nation’s B-1 bomber fleet, an aide to U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said Tuesday, contradicting what he said was a misunderstanding by lawmakers who met with Pentagon officials Monday.
Sweltering heat could cut corn yields
July 11, 2001
By Mark Fagan Sweltering summer heat is making area farmers sweat a little more than usual this month, as the corn crop enters a critical maturation stage. Corn is silking in the area, and a recent sweep of 100-degree temperatures threatens to cut into yields for Douglas County’s second-most lucrative crop, said Bill Wood, agriculture agent for K-State Research and Extension in Douglas County.
Jeffrey Wrightsman
July 11, 2001
Friends remember weekend crash victim
July 11, 2001
By Mike Belt Judy Knapp left Presbyterian Manor Sunday afternoon after completing her shift as a laundry aide. It was the last time her co-workers saw the 50-year-old Tonganoxie woman alive.
Education consultants consider ‘charter’ university for Kansas
July 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The same consultants looking for ways to improve Kansas higher education created the report that turned the Colorado School of Mines into that state’s first “charter” university. Leaders of the Northwest Research Education Center, or NORED, said Tuesday that a charter university may not be what is needed in Kansas, but they weren’t going to rule it out.
State briefs
July 11, 2001
Topeka: College savings program promising, official says Syracuse: Drowning victims buried Hutchinson: Gas geyser explodes
Shattered bat strikes Lasorda, but former Dodger skipper OK
July 11, 2001
Someone DID get hit with the shattered barrel of a bat during the All-Star game. Tommy Lasorda, usually in the center of things, got thwacked on the left hip by Vladimir Guerrero’s bat barrel, tumbling back as fans gasped and then laughed when they realized he was OK.
Firefighters investigate trash bin fires
July 11, 2001
By Mike Belt Two fires that occurred within about 30 minutes of each other early Tuesday morning in downtown Lawrence are under investigation as possible arsons. At 2 a.m. a stack of boxes in the loading dock area of the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, No. 1 Riverfront Plaza, caught fire, said Fire Marshal Rich Barr. “It got hot enough to set off a sprinkler inside a door near the loading dock,” Barr said.
KC Post capitalizes on Raiders’ miscues
Lawrence falters, 3-0
July 11, 2001
The Lawrence Raiders committed three first-inning errors leading to two unearned runs and fell to Kansas City Post 83, 3-0, on Tuesday at Eisenhower Field.
ESPNews slated to sport dot-com look starting in September
July 11, 2001
Seeking to package more sports news with an online look, ESPN Inc. is revamping its 24-hour sports news television network. The Walt Disney Co.-owned cable broadcaster will overhaul its ESPNews network Sept. 7, the 22nd anniversary of ESPN’s launch.
Investigation of Tennessee complete
NCAA uncovers no violations after two-year probe into academic fraud
July 11, 2001
The NCAA’s two-year investigation into academic fraud involving athletes at the University of Tennessee is effectively over, school officials said Tuesday. Dr. Anne Mayhew, vice provost and Tennessee’s NCAA representative, said a review of student work from an upper-level urban studies class completed last month was the final piece of the investigation. No violations were uncovered.
William H. Macy says new ‘Jurassic Park’ is dino-mite
July 11, 2001
Reports of William H. Macy’s disenchantment with “Jurassic Park III” have been greatly exaggerated, according to the venerable character actor.
Something to crow about
July 11, 2001
If you watch only one poultry documentary this year, make it “The Natural History of the Chicken” (8 p.m., PBS). Seriously, this just might be the best television event of the summer. Beautifully shot and edited with intelligence and whimsy, “Chicken” unfolds like a pastoral dream.
Drinking in Big Easy to get even easier
July 11, 2001
The Big Easy is on the verge of tossing out a 29-year ban on public drinking from bottles and cans. The City Council last week voted to suspend the law. The repeal will take effect once it is signed by Mayor Marc Morial, who said he supports the change.
Piazza, Clemens calm
Rematch produces fly ball to right field
July 11, 2001
No hit, no blowup, no drama. When Roger Clemens finally pitched to Mike Piazza again, nothing much happened. In their first meeting since Clemens’ weird World Series bat toss, Piazza saw seven pitches from the Rocket in the second inning of Tuesday night’s All-Star game at Safeco Field.
Indian spiritual leader on hugging tour of U.S.
July 11, 2001
Hundreds of people lined up at a college auditorium to get a hug from an Indian spiritual leader whose followers say they feel uplifted when they embrace her. Mata Amritanandamayi, also known as “Amma,” or mother, has been known to spend as many as 20 hours hugging attendees at her services.
World Briefs
July 11, 2001
Egypt: Arab League names new spokeswoman Rome: Michelangelo’s Moses on view after cleaning Nepal: Girl, 4, chosen as living goddess Germany: Schindler’s widow wants documents returned
Ex-president of Philippines is charged with plunder
July 11, 2001
Ousted President Joseph Estrada was arraigned Tuesday on the capital offense of economic plunder a law he once championed to fight official corruption. But Tuesday, Estrada’s lawyers argued that the 1991 law is unconstitutionally vague and that the charge should be dropped.
Mexican videos warn of danger in crossing border
July 11, 2001
“Don’t take the risk.” “Think hard about it.” Those were among the videotaped warnings Mexico began running Tuesday on U.S. border-bound buses, hoping stem a growing tide of migrant deaths.
6Sports report: Raiders in Kansas City
July 11, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Raiders’ game against Kansas City Post 83.
Former ‘Marlboro Man’ from Kansas dies
July 11, 2001
Wayne Dunafon, one of several real-life cowboys who became an enduring symbol of the Marlboro cigarette brand in television and print ads, has died at age 82. Dunafon died of natural causes Sunday at Wamego City Hospital.
Senate increases spending at expense of ‘lock boxes’
July 11, 2001
The Senate approved $6.5 billion more this year for defense and other programs Tuesday after Democrats and Republicans blocked each other’s efforts to protect Social Security and Medicare trust fund surpluses.
Ripken star of stars
Orioles’ legend MVP of AL’s 4-1 victory
July 11, 2001
On the night when all of baseball gathered to thank Cal Ripken for the memories, the reluctant hero provided yet one more thrill. Ripken upstaged Ichiro Suzuki, Barry Bonds and every other big name in the ballpark, hitting a home run and winning the MVP award in his final All-Star appearance to lead the American League over the Nationals, 4-1, Tuesday night.
Sheriff keeps pay increases, as operations money dwindles
July 11, 2001
By Joy Ludwig The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office can pay higher salaries next year, but will have less money for operations. Douglas County commissioners Tuesday cut $106,000 from Sheriff Rick Trapp’s overall budget of $6.2 million. Just a week ago, commissioners approved $290,000 to support a more competitive pay plan for his deputies.
Education groups announce budget plan
Coalition partners request $650 million in spending to be funded with state taxes
July 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Three education groups Tuesday unveiled a $650 million spending plan for Kansas public schools that would be financed with higher state taxes. It’s a message that resonates like fingernails on a chalkboard to state legislators opposed to tax increases, said Mark Tallman of the Kansas Association of School Boards. But KASB and its coalition partners United School Administrators of Kansas and Kansas National Education Assn. say they’ll push hard in the 2002 Legislature for tax increases that support public education.
Friends mourn retired professor
Minnesota car accident claims life of John C. Wright
July 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney Friends of retired Kansas University professor John C. Wright are mourning his death. “He’s one of those people I can point to and say ‘He changed my life,’” Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett said Tuesday. “I’ll always remember him for being larger than life. He was very social, he loved to sing at parties.” McCluskey-Fawcett is KU’s interim dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Bush backs off plan allowing gay discrimination
July 11, 2001
In a fresh controversy over President Bush’s “faith-based initiative,” the White House backed away from a proposal that would have allowed religious groups to receive federal funds even if they discriminated against gays and lesbians. Amid intense criticism, officials abruptly ended a review of a proposed regulation that would have exempted religious groups that get taxpayer dollars from state and local anti-discrimination laws.
Saturday deliveries of mail to continue
July 11, 2001
The Postal Service has decided to keep on delivering mail on Saturdays, just as it has done since the Civil War. The postal Board of Governors, meeting in Evansville, decided Tuesday that the money saved by going to a five-day delivery schedule would not be worth the public outcry.
T workers to vote on joining union
Bus drivers say they’re overworked and underpaid
July 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence bus system workers will vote next month to decide whether to join the nation’s largest transit union. Sam McReynolds, a driver for the T, said employees are tired of low wages and strict benefits standards. Drivers, he said, must work a six-day week to qualify as full-time and eligible for health benefits.
Animal rights group investigates ‘Survivor’ pig killing
July 11, 2001
A leading animal rights group wants to see unedited television footage of the slaying of a wild pig on the hit reality show “Survivor” to decide whether the killing constituted a crime. The Australian branch of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) said Tuesday it is seeking access to footage of the killing, which angered people when an edited version aired around the world earlier this year.
Jayni’s recipe
July 11, 2001
What is dredging?
July 11, 2001
The culinary technique known as dredging is a simple process of coating a piece of food that is to be fried such as poultry, meat or fish with seasoned flour, cornmeal or bread crumbs.
Recipes share cooking secrets
July 11, 2001
Every recipe in a new cookbook comes with an informative sidebar by the time you’ve read about it and made the dish you’ve also learned a cooking skill. The book is Better Homes and Gardens’ “Simple Secrets to Better Everyday Cooking” (Meredith, $29.95). The information can be a guide to wild mushrooms, advice on one-pack meals or how to use phyllo dough.
On the record
July 11, 2001
French toast offers fruitful start to day
July 11, 2001
A home cook covers all the bases with the recipe for Challah French Toast With Berry Sauce: There’s something for the hearty-breakfast eater, something for the fruit-breakfast eater and something for the bakery-breakfast eater.
Short & Sweet
Go casual with ‘Jayni’
July 11, 2001
When it’s this hot, formal dinners seem a bit too stuffy. Get some hints for quick, easy and delicious dinner options this week as “Jayni’s Kitchen” explores “Casual Summer Meals and Outdoor Grilling.”
Corn Recipes
July 11, 2001
6Sports report: KJGA play
July 11, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the second day of the KJGA Team Championship play.
Ear-to-ear eats
Corn on the cob is one of summer’s sweetest and simplest treats
July 11, 2001
By Mark Fagan Charlotte Anderson loves the taste of sweet corn, but it’s the crop’s simplicity that has the Lawrence resident grinning from ear to ear this summer. “It’s easy,” said Anderson, who stopped by Bismarck Gardens last week for a bag filled with 13 ears. “I just microwave it four ears for a couple minutes. Turn ‘em over and microwave ‘em for a couple more minutes.
Democrats missing opportunity
July 11, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Now should be a moment of great opportunity for the Democrats. House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., are soulmates in terms of their politics and personal style, and together, they should pose a formidable challenge to the Bush White House.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
July 11, 2001
Store needed
July 11, 2001
Fireworks toll
July 11, 2001
Sheriff’s hazard
July 11, 2001
Planning loophole
July 11, 2001
Boys (and girls) of summer
The dog days of summer are here and that means baseball
July 11, 2001
Journal-World photographer Thad Allender takes a look at the Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association and the little leaguers who devote their summers to the game.
Sunflower Games volunteers needed
July 11, 2001
Volunteers needed for Sunflower Games
7-11 Do you think Rep. Gary Condit should take a lie detector t
July 11, 2001
Do you think Rep. Gary Condit should take a lie detector test as part of the investigation of the missing intern? Bill Paschke,
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July 11, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Early morning fires reported
July 11, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Two fires that occurred within about 30 minutes of each other early Tuesday morning in downtown Lawrence are under investigation as possible arsons.
French toast a fruitful effort
July 11, 2001
The Associated Press A home cook covers all the bases with the recipe for Challah French Toast With Berry Sauce: There’s something for the hearty-breakfast eater, something for the fruit-breakfast eater and something for the bakery-breakfast eater.
7-11 Jayni brief
July 11, 2001
Go casual with ‘Jayni’ MORE: www.sunflower.com/jayni.shtml
s close
July 11, 2001
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.83. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.66; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.85. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.66; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.83. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.83. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.83.
Sweltering heat could cut corn yields
July 11, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Sweltering summer heat is making area farmers sweat a little more than usual this month, as the corn crop enters a critical maturation stage.
7-11 cutting corn from cob
July 11, 2001
For the freshest and tastiest corn, cut it right off the cobs with a sharp knife. This method takes about 10 minutes. 1. Remove husks and silk from fresh ears of corn. Rinse well.
Fatality followup 2
July 11, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Judy Knapp left Presbyterian Manor Sunday afternoon after completing her shift as a laundry aide.
s office keeps salary increase, as operations money dwindles
July 11, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office can pay higher salaries next year, but will have less money for operations.
university for Kansas
July 11, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — The same consultants looking for ways to improve Kansas higher education created the report that turned the Colorado School of Mines into that state’s first “charter” university.
BUSINESS PROFILE Yellow House delivers appliance sales, women-run repair service
July 11, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Company: Yellow House and Professional Delivery Inc., 1904 Mass.
Wednesday Best Bets
July 11, 2001
RAMMSTEIN PERFORMS at 7:30 p.m. today at Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
City briefs
July 11, 2001
Water system strained Hot weather in recent days is starting to push Lawrence’s water system to its limits.
Man thrown from truck in accident
July 11, 2001
Pickup driver in critical condition A 44-year-old St. George man remained in critical condition Tuesday night at Overland Park Regional Medical Center after he was thrown from his vehicle in an accident Monday afternoon.
Ruth Coombs obituary
July 11, 2001
Ruth Coombs Memorial services for Ruth Stokes Coombs, 92, Salt Lake City, are pending. Her body was donated to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Kenna Jones obituary
July 11, 2001
Kenna Jones Services for Kenna Jolene Jones, 36, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Cremation and private inurnment are planned.
7-13 KANU comedy series places in New York Festivals
July 11, 2001
KANU comedy series places in New York Festivals “The Imagination Workshop,” a nationally broadcast comedy show produced by KANU at Kansas University, received a bronze medal at the New York Festivals June 1.
Soundoff on aquatic center
July 11, 2001
Why is the Lawrence Aquatic Center not open until 1 p.m. any day? Why is there such a great amount of time between swimming lessons and open pool swimming? Can anything be done about that? Ernie Shaw, the superintendent of facilities and maintenance for the city’s Parks and Recreation department, said, “Very little time is wasted at the center.”
7-11 corn facts
July 11, 2001
Sweet corn comes in three basic varieties: white, yellow and mixed (yellow and white kernels). Select fresh corn on the cob with bright green husks.
Raider
July 11, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas City, Kan. — The Lawrence Raiders committed three first-inning errors — leading to two unearned runs — and fell to Kansas City Post 83, 3-0, on Tuesday at Eisenhower Field.
Ruth King
July 11, 2001
Whistle-blower allegations getting day in court
July 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild State investigators in March 1999 may have considered suspending Kansas Sentencing Commission executive director Barbara Tombs, according to a motion filed by a Lawrence woman who has sued the state and Tombs.
Critics tell board to replace Indian mascots, names
July 11, 2001
School team names and mascots such as Braves, Redmen and Warriors are offensive to many American Indians and should be replaced, the State Board of Education was told Tuesday. “Our people have the right to determine for ourselves what is religiously sacred and what is and is not an honor to our people,” Dory Nason, Kansas State University Native American Student Body faculty adviser, said Tuesday.