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Glasscock announces plans to run for governor
July 13, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 3:14 p.m.) House Speaker Kent Glasscock wants to be governor. The Manhattan lawmaker announced Friday he will be a candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in August 2002. Gov. Bill Graves is barred from seeking a third consecutive term.
Beijing awarded 2008 Olympics
Announcement sets off celebrations throughout China
July 13, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 10:44 a.m.) Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics on Friday, winning the games for the world’s most populous country for the first time despite criticism of its human rights record.
Six killed in southwest Missouri plane crash
July 13, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 10:36 a.m.) A private plane carrying six people crashed into a garage in a residential neighborhood early Friday, killing everyone aboard but causing no injuries on the ground.
Nation briefs
July 13, 2001
Plane crash lands on Interstate highway Cherry tree leaves blamed in horse deaths Padre Island seashore scratched as bomb site
N. Ireland violence reigns on parade day
July 13, 2001
Police and rioters fought hours of pitched battles with firebombs and water cannon Thursday night, after a day of marches by Protestants that were denounced by Roman Catholics as a provocation.
Stewart apologizes for Daytona outburst
Driver put on probation for rest of season
July 13, 2001
Tony Stewart, who will spend the rest of the Winston Cup season on probation after an angry outburst following the Pepsi 400, issued a formal apology on Thursday. Stewart was fined $10,000 and had his probation extended to Nov. 21 the day of the season-finale in Atlanta after separate blowups with a Winston Cup official and a reporter in the aftermath of the race last Saturday night.
Miracle snaps Sting’s sizz, 72-69
July 13, 2001
Nykesha Sales scored 18 points and tied her career high with 10 rebounds Thursday night to lead the Orlando Miracle to a 72-69 victory over Charlotte, snapping the Sting’s six-game winning streak. Shannon Johnson also had 18 points for the Miracle, who nearly squandered a 14-point halftime lead.
Earnhardt Jr. outraged by talk of fix at Daytona
July 13, 2001
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is angry and hurt at a time he should be happy. The reason: rumors and written speculation that his victory in the Pepsi 400 was a fix. “I couldn’t believe it,” Earnhardt said Thursday before the start of practice for the inaugural Tropicana 400 at the new Chicagoland Speedway.
Bad attitude costing Bonds
Few endorsement offers for moody slugger
July 13, 2001
Barry Bonds is on pace to shatter one of baseball’s most coveted records. But will his marketing potential be as hot as his bat? This future Hall of Famer with the bulging stats and storied baseball lineage would seem a natural choice to pitch products for corporate America.
Hospital adds pulmonary lab
July 13, 2001
A $27,000 pulmonary function lab with plethysmography was recently purchased for Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
All-Star coverage far from awesome
July 13, 2001
If you didn’t tune in for baseball’s All-Star game and only 11 percent of homes with TVs did you missed a myriad of awesome moments. Or so they said. There was plenty for Fox to be proud of in its all-encompassing coverage of the Midsummer Classic, but one aspect could have been dialed back.
Pirates expected to name new GM
July 13, 2001
The Pirates are expected to end their monthlong search for a general manager Friday by hiring Florida Marlins assistant general manager Dave Littlefield. Littlefield was the last candidate interviewed by Pirates president Kevin McClatchy, who wants a general manager in place as soon as possible with the July 31 trading deadline fast approaching.
Disco demolition promoter apologizes
July 13, 2001
More than two decades after baseball’s biggest marketing blunder, promoter Mike Veeck apologized Thursday night for the infamous Disco Demolition Night at Chicago’s Comiskey Park. Veeck, now a marketing consultant for the Florida Marlins, asked Harry Wayne Casey, better known as KC of KC and the Sunshine Band, to accept his apology on behalf of the entire disco world.
Female mariachi band honored
Musicians who died in skywalk collapse in KC remembered
July 13, 2001
A female mariachi band nearly wiped out 20 years ago when skywalks collapsed inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., will be honored with a statue in Topeka. The Topeka City Council voted Tuesday night to place a 10-foot bronze statue of a female mariachi in front of the Topeka Performing Arts Center once enough money has been raised.
National League Roundup: San Diego cools off Astros, 7-4
July 13, 2001
With Mark Kotsay and Ryan Klesko on their side, the San Diego Padres are tough to beat when they come to Enron Field. Kotsay and Klesko each drove in two runs as the Padres beat the Houston Astros 7-4 Thursday night to snap a five-game losing streak and remain unbeaten in seven games at Enron Field.
Israelis consider attack to end Arafat’s rule
July 13, 2001
After months of violence, Israelis are now openly debating the possibility of a military invasion of the West Bank and Gaza aimed at crushing the Palestinian Authority and ending the rule of Yasser Arafat.
NASCAR invades Chicago
Inaugural race another step in ongoing growth
July 13, 2001
Capone and the mob. Michael. Ditka and “da Bears.” The good old boys. In Chicago. “I’ve said it before,” Kyle Petty said, “you’re either moving ahead or you’re falling behind. You can’t sit still. There is no such thing. “You have to keep building on what you have, and NASCAR has done that with these new speedways this year.”
Topeka jury rejects claims of state ‘whistle-blower’
July 13, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A Shawnee County jury Thursday ruled in favor of Kansas Sentencing Commission executive director Barbara Tombs, who had been accused by a former employee of a retaliatory firing. The six-person jury took about an hour to dismiss Shu Chen’s claim that Tombs fired her because she blew the whistle on alleged wrongdoing by Tombs.
Cubs win city showdown
Gutierrez blasts grand slam in win over White Sox
July 13, 2001
Ricky Gutierrez kept his cool and helped the Chicago Cubs get off to a roaring start in their first game after the All-Star break. Gutierrez, involved in a spiking incident earlier in the game, hit a grand slam in the eighth inning Thursday to give the Cubs an emotional 5-1 victory over the crosstown White Sox.
Hudson services
July 13, 2001
Police investigate Independence Inc. theft reports
July 13, 2001
By Mike Belt The Lawrence Police Department is investigating a series of thefts totaling about $18,000 from Independence Inc., a local independent living resource center. The money is thought to have been stolen by someone who worked at the firm over a two-year period, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said.
Just say no to Beijing for 2008
Giving Summer Olympic Games to China would be travesty
July 13, 2001
To China, today’s International Olympic Committee vote on its Olympic bid must feel like a global homecoming election, the day when it finds out if it’s truly popular, if it really belongs with the cool countries. But to the rest of the world, today’s IOC vote reaches much deeper, into the part of everyone’s souls that knows how China treats its people.
Watson among leaders
Five tied for top spot at Senior Players Championship
July 13, 2001
Five players shot 5-under-par 67s to clutter the top of the leaderboard Thursday at the Senior Players Championship at the TPC of Michigan. Defending champion Ray Floyd, Larry Nelson, Tom Watson, Allen Doyle and Ed Dougherty will lead the pack of 78 vying for the fourth and final major championship of the year on the Senior PGA Tour.
Thompson turns back Mabry in tourney final
July 13, 2001
By Doug Pacey His name is Simon, but don’t ask him if he likes “to make drawings.” He likes to win golf tournaments. He is the furthest thing from the old Mike Myers character of the same name on “Saturday Night Live,” who spent his time drawing in a bathtub. Simon Thompson, who won the Class 6A state championship while playing for Shawnee Mission East this year, won the Kansas Junior Golf Assn. Match Play tournament Thursday at Lawrence Country Club by defeating Chris Mabry, 3 and 2.
Selection committee to focus on geographical placing
July 13, 2001
Mike Tranghese saw the problem last March when putting together the brackets for the NCAA men’s tournament. Maryland, George Mason, Georgetown and Hampton all schools along the East Coast were sent to Boise, Idaho. Indiana went to San Diego and Oklahoma State went to New York.
On the record
July 13, 2001
Area briefs
July 13, 2001
Western Kansas water supply steady Workshop to teach parents infant massage techniques Colonel to be named brigade commander LMH offers breast feeding class to parents
Cell phones pose risk even with headsets, KU studies show
July 13, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess New York missed the point. A Kansas University professor’s studies of distracted drivers concludes that cell phones in cars are dangerous, even if they are headset models and the drivers keep both hands on the wheel.
Gregory on T-Wolves team
July 13, 2001
Former Kansas University standout Kenny Gregory is playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves this weekend in the Orlando Summer Professional League. Other undrafted players on the T-Wolves summer roster include Martin Rancik of Iowa State and Maurice Evans of Texas.
Suspicious car raises alarm at White House
July 13, 2001
The West Wing of the White House was partially evacuated for about an hour Thursday after a car parked on the north driveway raised suspicions. Authorities checked for explosives and found none, and the building was reopened.
Congress searches for alien support
July 13, 2001
Seven years after members of Congress rejected research into extraterrestrial life as a search for “little green men,” lawmakers encouraged scientists in their efforts to find life beyond the Earth.
Space station visitors bringing own door
July 13, 2001
In a brilliant burst of power and light, space shuttle Atlantis took off after the international space station on Thursday to deliver a $164 million portal for spacewalkers.
6Sports report: Roger Hill Swim Meet this week
July 13, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on this weekend’s Roger Hill swim meet to be held in the new indoor aquatic center.
Mob rules at Emmy nominations
Sopranos’ up for 22 awards; ‘West Wing’ second with 18
July 13, 2001
“The Sopranos” received a leading 22 Emmy nominations Thursday, the most ever in the three seasons of the cable hit about the angst-filled life of a suburban mob family.
Divisive’ redistricting proposals unwelcome
July 13, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A proposal by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce that would keep Lawrence in the 3rd Congressional District but split Wyandotte County received a rough welcome from lawmakers Thursday. “Here’s a community (Lawrence) that is so sensitive to being split up, and then they do it to another community,” said Rep. Bill Reardon, a Kansas City Democrat. “That’s pretty disheartening.”
Clinic has zero takers
School program for needy students goes unused
July 13, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Kansas Health Foundation gave the Lawrence school district $25,000 to provide medical care for disadvantaged students. A year later, not one child has been treated.
Briefcase
July 13, 2001
Ford retools leadership Losses, federal probe prompt resignation Lucent adds to job cuts
Daily ticker
July 13, 2001
Glory Days Pizza expands under engineer’s watchful eyes
July 13, 2001
Company: Glory Days Pizza, 4821 W. Sixth St., southeast of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Jobless claims hit nine-year high
July 13, 2001
New claims for state unemployment insurance jumped last week to the highest level in nine years as companies continued to lay off workers in the face of a struggling economy and the auto industry began its annual plant retoolings. The number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits rose by a seasonally adjusted 42,000 to 445,000 for the week ending July 7, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
Haitian immigrant wins $8.7 million settlement
July 13, 2001
Abner Louima, the Haitian immigrant tortured with a broken broomstick in a police station bathroom in 1997, received a record $8.7 million settlement Thursday in one of the nation’s most notorious police brutality cases.
Discounters elude sales disappointment
July 13, 2001
Consumers spooked by stock market volatility and layoffs curtailed their spending once again in June, leaving the nation’s largest retailers with disappointing sales. Among retail sectors, only discounters notably Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and warehouse clubs released robust sales figures Thursday, an indication that worries about the economy are keeping consumers price-conscious.
Court upholds grant for religious college
July 13, 2001
A federal appeals court has ruled that a Seventh-day Adventist college can participate in a state program that pays for courses and programs at public and private colleges.
Open-door policy
Area districts in line with recent Supreme Court ruling
July 13, 2001
By Jim Baker A recent Supreme Court ruling keeping the doors of public school buildings open to religious groups caught the attention of church and education officials across the country. In the Lawrence area, though, the ruling will have little effect because schools routinely allow outside groups including churches and prayer groups to use their facilities. Rather, the decision seems to confirm existing school policies that give equal access to public facilities for religious and secular activities.
Alcohol involved in boat accident
July 13, 2001
A Kansas man was under the influence of alcohol when the boat he was operating capsized on a reservoir, killing four people, according to a sheriff’s affidavit.
AMC seeks takeover of bankrupt theater rival
July 13, 2001
AMC Entertainment Inc. has made a surprise bid of $62.5 million for its troubled theater chain rival, the operator of General Cinema Theatres.
Carousel nostalgia comes back around
July 13, 2001
About 20 years have passed since anyone in this central Pennsylvania city rode one of the intricately carved wooden animals on the Rocky Springs Carousel and reached out for the brass ring.
Lawmakers scrap tax plan as protesters storm Capitol
July 13, 2001
Lawmakers abandoned plans to resurrect a state income tax Thursday after protesters chanting “No new taxes” broke windows at the Capitol with their fists.
Ruling stirs debate over crackdown on deadbeats
July 13, 2001
In the quest to collect unpaid child support, authorities have booted cars, revoked drivers’ licenses, seized bank assets and issued wanted posters of deadbeat parents.
Big media’ slant is showing
July 13, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Entering the “green room” at the Fox News Channel (where I occasionally appear), there are former National Organization for Women president, Eleanor Smeal; radio talk show host, Ellen Rattner; and Alexis Herman, secretary of labor during the Clinton administration. All are political liberals and each can be expected to oppose virtually all of the Bush administration’s policies.
Someone to blame
July 13, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald The first thing we see is a black man curled up in a womb. The first thing we hear is a voice-over explaining a psychologist’s theory that black men are babies. That because of racism, the African-American man remains an unformed person infantilized, immature and incapable of exploiting his own fullest potential.
Freedom to fire
July 13, 2001
It’s all here
July 13, 2001
A different hazard
July 13, 2001
Court will be Bush’s biggest battle
July 13, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe The biggest battle of the George W. Bush years not taxes, not patients’ rights, not missile defense hasn’t happened yet. But it will. And all around the capital, various interest groups are readying for a bitter bout of combat that will be all the more extraordinary because at its heart will be a contentious constitutional question.
Hospital releases Dole after post-surgical infection
July 13, 2001
Former Sen. Bob Dole is back at home, recovering from an infection that developed after surgery to treat an aneurysm.
Photo may contain clues about Earhart
July 13, 2001
Researchers tying to locate Amelia Earhart’s doomed plane may have found a new clue to the famous aviator’s 1937 disappearance.
Murderer delays extradition
Fugitive slits throat but not injured seriously
July 13, 2001
Ira Einhorn, the fugitive convicted of killing his U.S. girlfriend nearly a quarter century ago, on Thursday was ordered extradited to the United States. Shortly afterward, he slit his throat in a suicide attempt, his lawyer said, but then decided he wanted to live. As the 61-year-old former anti-war activist was being treated in a hospital for his wound, described as not serious, France agreed to delay his extradition for a week at the request of the European Court of Human Rights.
Thou shalt conserve?
Scholars cite Bible’s call for earth-friendly lifestyles
July 13, 2001
Everyone knows the basics: don’t kill, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery. Now, in this year of rolling blackouts and spiking gasoline prices, some think it may also be a sin to drive an SUV. Although the nation’s leaders haven’t asked Americans to conserve energy, some religious scholars say a higher power has.
Spirituality
July 13, 2001
Jains follow ancient faith during modern times Hundreds of prairie churches listed as endangered Oh ‘Danny Boy,’ the pipes, the organ pipes aren’t playing
Eric Peterson: 6Sports athlete of the week
July 13, 2001
Eric Peterson, the Lawrence Raiders southpaw, is 9 in 1 with a 1.5 earned run average. He’s recorded 68 strikeouts against 13 walks. Against Dodge City, he struck out 17 batters in a 7 inning, 21 out game.
Search for missing intern moves to abandoned buildings
July 13, 2001
Federal officials have expanded their investigation into Chandra Levy’s disappearance to determine whether Rep. Gary Condit obstructed justice. Meanwhile, police Thursday awaited FBI lab tests to see if items removed from the California Democrat’s apartment contain blood. They also began searching vacant buildings in the city.
6Sports report: FSH pom and cheer squad take top honors
July 13, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State High’s cheer and pom squad at the NCA and NDA camp held at Kansas State.
Big Brother’ contestant kicked off after violent incident
July 13, 2001
A contestant on “Big Brother” was evicted from the house this week because he held a knife to a fellow player’s throat.
Shu chen loses
July 13, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — A Shawnee County jury Thursday ruled in favor of Kansas Sentencing Commission executive director Barbara Tombs, who had been accused by a former employee of a retaliatory firing.
FAA to fund airport renovations
July 13, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com In a last-minute change of heart, the Federal Aviation Authority said Thursday it will likely fund a taxiway renovation at Lawrence Municipal Airport this year.
Costa Rican president will speak to mother
July 13, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com The mother of a slain Kansas University student will meet with the president of Costa Rica this morning in Washington, D.C.
Cell phones are dangerous — even with headsets, KU professer says
July 13, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com New York missed the point.
s close
July 13, 2001
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.78; corn, $1.98; milo, $1.88; soybeans, $5.07. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.81; corn, $1.98; milo, $1.88; soybeans, $5.09. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.81; corn, $1.98; milo, $1.88; soybeans, $5.07. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.98; milo, $1.88; soybeans, $5.07. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.98; milo, $1.88; soybeans, $5.07.
s watchful eyes
July 13, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Company: Glory Days Pizza, 4821 W. Sixth St., southeast of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
s close
July 13, 2001
Dow Industrials +237.97, 10,478.99
Friends and Neighbors, women wearing heart glasses
July 13, 2001
THESE WOMEN celebrated Valentine’s Day at Broken Arrow Elementary School. They are Ann Reaney, Krista Morrison and Carrie Easley, all of Lawrence. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For More Friends and Neighbors go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Thefts from Independence Inc.
July 13, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com The Lawrence Police Department is investigating a series of thefts totaling about $18,000 from Independence Inc., a local independent living resource center.
Pulmonary equip. purchased
July 13, 2001
LMH adds pulmonary lab A $27,000 pulmonary function lab with plethysmography was recently purchased for Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Blotter
July 13, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Dorothy Pray obituary
July 13, 2001
Dorothy Pray Junction City — Services for Dorothy M. Pray, 81, Junction City, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, Junction City. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Junction City.
Griffin services
July 13, 2001
Graveside services for Wilma Edna Brecheisen Griffin, 88, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Deay Cemetery. Mrs. Griffin died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at Eudora Nursing Center.
Pauline Willford obituary
July 13, 2001
Pauline Willford Graveside services for Pauline Ardelle Willford, 81, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Appanoose Cemetery, Franklin County.
Late raiders
July 13, 2001
Lawrence Raiders 13, Paola 4 Raiders 700 000 24 13 17 1
Kjga golf
July 13, 2001
His name is Simon, but don’t ask him if he likes “to make drawings.” He likes to win golf tournaments.
Friday datebook
July 13, 2001
TODAY 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Jefferson County Health Department immunization, blood pressure and family planning clinic, 1212 Walnut, U.S. Highway 59, Oskaloosa, (785) 863-2447, www.jfcountyks.com/health_dept.
Business briefcase for Friday
July 13, 2001
GE’s Welch to retire General Electric Co. chairman Jack Welch, above, said Thursday that he officially would retire at the company’s Sept. 7 board meeting.
Mavericks
July 13, 2001
Youth Results Zone Tournament
Wilma Griffin obituary
July 13, 2001
Wilma Griffin Services for Wilma Edna Brecheisen Griffin, 88, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
World briefs
July 13, 2001
Floods force millions to flee their homes Royal family returns to Belgrade palaces Circus contortionist gets stuck in position Photographers face new privacy charges
Cubs still waiting on McGriff decision
Tampa Bay native must choose between playing for struggling hometown team or first-place Chicago
July 13, 2001
Fred McGriff hasn’t said yes. Then again, he hasn’t said no yet, either. McGriff was in Tampa Bay’s lineup Thursday against Montreal. But he is still trying to decide whether to waive his no-trade clause and accept a trade that would send him to the Chicago Cubs.
Wilma Griffin
July 13, 2001
FAA to fund airport renovations
July 13, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik In a last-minute change of heart, the Federal Aviation Authority said Thursday it will likely fund a taxiway renovation at Lawrence Municipal Airport this year. The airport has planned a three-pronged construction project, including expansion of the apron and renovations of its taxiway and runway.
Role in wedding won’t establish tie with absent father
July 13, 2001
Utilities may build coal-based power plant
High natural gas prices prompt look at energy alternative
July 13, 2001
The region would get its first new coal-fired power plant in nearly two decades under a plan by an affiliate of Kansas City Power & Light Co.
Senate debates river’s fate
July 13, 2001
The battle for control of the Missouri River is headed to the Senate floor without a key prohibition against creating a more natural flow to benefit threatened birds and fish.
Spacesuit manufacturer has extra work sewn up
July 13, 2001
Thursday’s launch of the space shuttle Atlantis added another chapter to America’s space program, and another notch to the sewing needle of Lindale Miller.
People
July 13, 2001
Summer reading list A special commitment Presley in the building Island romance?
KU eyes historic designation
July 13, 2001
By Joel Mathis Jeff Weinberg walks along Jayhawk Boulevard pointing to buildings and telling a bit of their history early Jayhawk basketball games played at Hoch Auditorium, the discovery of helium at Bailey Hall. And the list goes on. “You have building after building that has its own unique story,” Weinberg, the assistant to Kansas University Chancellor Bob Hemenway, said Thursday.
Roger Hill Swim Meet
July 13, 2001
When the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center opened earlier this year, Katie Swank wasn’t one of the first ones to go splish-splashing around in the state of the art facility adjacent to Free State High. But today when the Aquatic Center hosts its inaugural competitive meet — the Roger Hill Invitational — the 12-year-old Lawrence resident will be ready to splish and splash and maybe even win a couple of medals.
Oread residents begin ribbon campaign
July 13, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com The Oread Neighborhood Assn. hopes yellow ribbons are strong enough to unite residents and Kansas University officials.
Redistricting
July 13, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — A proposal by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce that would keep Lawrence in the 3rd Congressional District but split Wyandotte County received a rough welcome from lawmakers Thursday.
Friday Woodling column
July 13, 2001
Seven major league baseball stadiums in 10 days. Nothing to it. Piece of cake. Heck, Dan Dunbar accomplished that extraordinary feat last summer. And now Dunbar, a Douglas County assistant district attorney, plans to do it again.
Clinic gets zero takers
July 13, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The Kansas Health Foundation gave the Lawrence school district $25,000 to provide medical care for disadvantaged students.
Sound-off med. emergencies
July 13, 2001
What are the references to medical emergencies in the ambulance calls? Medical emergencies can be almost anything, from heart attacks to fainting spells and someone who isn’t breathing, said Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Chief Jim McSwain.
66 - Breakout on Albuquerque
July 13, 2001
Route 66’s official birthday is Nov. 11, 1926, but the biggest national celebration of America’s Main Street will take place this weekend in Albuquerque, NM. Events include car rallies and show, tours, exhibits and appearances by Route 66 experts. Information: 505-222-4342 or www.newmexico.org For other events and links to related sites, check the National Historic Route 66 Federation at www.national66.com or call 818-352-7232.
Francis 47
July 13, 2001
Youth Results USSSA STATE TOURNAMENT
Baseball briefs
July 13, 2001
Ripken keeping ball from All-Star homer Martinez may be out until late August Brewers claim Suzuki Manuel not worried about Rocker rocking Veras misses flight Grissom suspended Benes moving to bullpen
Carrie Natelson
July 13, 2001
Oread neighbors use ribbons to protest university sprawl
July 13, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik The Oread Neighborhood Assn. hopes yellow ribbons are strong enough to unite residents and Kansas University officials. The group began a ribbon campaign Thursday night in an effort to preserve seven historic Oread homes in the 1300 block of Ohio Street, most of which are nearly 100 years old. The KU Endowment Association purchased the houses in the spring and is considering replacing them with a scholarship hall.
Bush Medicare plan prescribes choice
July 13, 2001
President Bush laid out a wish list for a Medicare overhaul Thursday that includes better coverage for checkups and serious ailments, more choices from private health plans and a guarantee that the program stays on good financial footing. Prescription drug discount cards would be an interim step to provide seniors with some relief from drug costs while Congress takes up a broader Medicare reform bill, Bush said.
Upbeat news lifts markets
Microsoft, Motorola, Yahoo! reports spark rally
July 13, 2001
Starved for good news, investors sent stocks soaring Thursday on weak earnings reports that provided just enough hope that a business turnaround would come sooner rather than later. The Dow Jones industrials and Nasdaq composite each surged by triple digits in their biggest rallies in two months.
Saralinda Rhodes obituary
July 13, 2001
Saralinda Rhodes Memorial services for Saralinda Alexander Rhodes, 50, Janesville, Calif., are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Don’t fight battle of wills at the dinner table
July 13, 2001
Should a parent try to force a child to eat?
Meet moving indoors
Annual event will be held at new aquatic center
July 13, 2001
By Andy Samuelson When the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center opened earlier this year, Katie Swank wasn’t one of the first ones to go splish-splashing around in the state of the art facility adjacent to Free State High. But today when the Aquatic Center plays host to its inaugural competitive meet the Roger Hill Invitational the 12-year-old Lawrence resident will be ready to splish and splash and maybe even win a couple of medals.
A sentimental journey
Comprehensive tour of stadiums to take awhile
July 13, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Seven major league baseball stadiums in 10 days. Nothing to it. Piece of cake. Heck, Dan Dunbar accomplished that extraordinary feat last summer. And now Dunbar, a Douglas County assistant district attorney, plans to do it again. “I’ve got the bug,” Dunbar confessed.
Nation briefs
July 13, 2001
State science standards delete creationism Powerball jackpot rises Campaign finance derailed Microsoft settles charges
Religion briefs
July 13, 2001
Perry United Methodist men’s group to meet Martha and Mary’s schedules prayer times West Side Presbyterian plans church picnic Clinton Parkway plans ‘Seaside Savior’ program
Ashcroft will protect abortion clinics
Wichita will see federal backup if necessary at Summer of Mercy protests
July 13, 2001
Abortion opponents said they were disappointed but not surprised when Atty. General John Ashcroft announced Thursday that the U.S. Marshals Service will help protect abortion clinics during upcoming protests in Wichita.
Pirates stretch KC losing streak to eight - Pirates 2, Royals 0
July 13, 2001
One team began the night 20 games under .500, the other ended it there. Obviously, Royals vs. Pirates isn’t one of the glamour matchups of interleague play. Still, Jimmy Anderson didn’t look like a struggling pitcher in a game of going-nowhere teams. He pitched scoreless baseball into the ninth inning Thursday night for only his second victory since mid-May, a 2-0 Pittsburgh win over Kansas City.
MUST - Infant massage workshops to be at Lawrence Memorial Hos
July 13, 2001
Workshop to teach infant massage Lawrence Memorial Hospital will have a three-session infant massage workshop for parents and their babies from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday as well as July 21 and July 28.
KU seeks historic district designation
July 13, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Jeff Weinberg walks along Jayhawk Boulevard pointing to buildings and telling a bit of their history — early Jayhawk basketball games played at Hoch Auditorium, the discovery of helium at Bailey Hall. And the list goes on.
Hope Peterson
July 13, 2001
Horoscopes
July 13, 2001
Glenn Whitebread
July 13, 2001
Emmy nominees
July 13, 2001
Nominees in major Emmy categories, announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Research needed
July 13, 2001
Olympic deterioration
July 13, 2001
J-W Editorials China and its Olympic bid is only a symptom of the problems for the movement. Even after the issue of China’s hosting the Olympic Games in 2008 is settled, there will be hard feelings about rewarding a nation so bereft of individual rights with what some consider a plum.
Lawrence man to attend Lutheran convention
July 13, 2001
By Jim Baker When 1,100 delegates from across the country gather Saturday in St. Louis for the 61st regular convention of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, a Lawrence man will be there to represent area churches. Teruna Siahaan, an associate professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at Kansas University, is the layperson delegate for the Topeka-Lawrence Circuit of the Missouri Synod.
Email outage brief
July 13, 2001
UNIVERSITY KU to shut down server
7-13 Should people be able to order medicine by mail from other
July 13, 2001
Should people be able to order medicine by mail from other countries?
Local briefs
July 13, 2001
KU to shut down server for maintenance work The mail server for faculty and staff at Kansas University will be down for maintenance from 6 p.m. July 19 until 7 a.m. July 23. The Skylark mail server was upgraded about five weeks ago, but a problem surfaced that resulted in the corruption of a few e-mails, said Kathryn Huxtable, application programming supervisor for Academic Computing Services. A corrupted e-mail might be garbled or could cause the user’s e-mail program to crash. “We’ve tried a bunch of things that the vendors have recommended to fix it,” Huxtable said. “Unfortunately, it’s just going to take a few days.” Student e-mail will not be affected. Any incoming mail to the Skylark server will be held until service is reinstated, Huxtable said. “This is really exceptional,” she said. “We do not expect anything like this to happen in the future.” __________________ Severe weather: 1951 flood to be revisited today in Topeka lecture Topeka The 1951 floods in Kansas will be the topic of a public lecture today in Topeka. “Kansas Big Water, 1951 Floods Revisited,” will be presented by the U.S. Geological Survey, and is intended to help preserve memories of the floods, which affected Lawrence and much of Northeast Kansas. The public is invited to attend the 7 p.m. discussion at the Kansas History Center, 6425 S.W. Sixth Ave. For more information about the lecture, contact Donita Turk, USGS, in Lawrence at 832-3570 or by e-mail at dmturk@usgs.gov. __________________ Higher education: Regents planning retreat to meet with consultants The Kansas Board of Regents will take a retreat next month to Valley Falls. The board will meet at The Barn, a bed and breakfast with several large meeting spaces. The board’s sojourn will start with a reception and dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 14. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, the board will conduct a daylong study session, which will include meeting with consultants who are doing a study on higher education in Kansas. On Thursday, Aug. 16, the board will meet with state university presidents in the morning to discuss goals for the next year. The meetings are open to the public. __________________ Health: More hepatitis A cases confirmed in Reno County Hutchinson Health officials in Reno County have confirmed three new cases of hepatitis A, the latest in an outbreak that began in November. A man between the ages of 35 and 44 and two men over 45 were diagnosed with hepatitis earlier this week, said Sandra Butler of the Reno County Health Department. The recent diagnoses bring to 47 the total number of confirmed cases in the area. Hepatitis A is generally spread by people who use the bathroom and fail to wash their hands. Symptoms include jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, dark urine, diarrhea and fever. “It could be stopped with good hand washing,” Butler said. The source of the outbreak still eludes health officials, but there are links between cases, said Reno County health nurse Lori Francis, who has studied all the cases. Rice County reported no new cases this week. Sedgwick had one new case last week, which brings the year’s total to 11 in that county.
Costa Rican president will speak to mother
July 13, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess The mother of a slain Kansas University student will meet with the president of Costa Rica this morning in Washington, D.C. Jeanette Stauffer, Topeka, will meet with Miguel Angel Rodriguez to discuss the murder investigation of her daughter, Shannon Martin. Martin, 23, was killed in May while doing research in Golfito, Costa Rica.