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Military news
July 14, 2001
Peterson services
July 14, 2001
Services for Hope I. Peterson, 91, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Peterson died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Commission to consider North Lawrence moratorium
July 14, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will consider a temporary moratorium on annexations in North Lawrence until an area development guide is in place.
Governor proposes tax hike ––— State agencies must face cuts to compensate increase, Graves says
July 14, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Gov. Bill Graves said Friday that without a tax increase, funding for public schools and higher education will remain static and most other state services could face cuts.
Kidney transplant fundraiser
July 14, 2001
Train ride to raise funds for kidney transplant The Midland Railway Historical Assn. of Baldwin City will host a special train ride and gospel concert as a benefit fund-raiser for a 17-year-old in need of a kidney transplant.
Births
July 14, 2001
Births: * Randy and Anisa Kilburn, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
Public discusses commuter rail system
July 14, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Commuter rail appears to be on track in Lawrence.
Saturday Best Bets
July 14, 2001
ORIGINAL HARMONY RIDGE CREEK DIPPERS featuring Victoria Williams, above, and Mark Olsen will play a 6 p.m. show at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. TODAY
s role in SLT
July 14, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Vacating 31st Street will be at the forefront of county commission discussion Monday.
SAT Pelvic floor resources breakout
July 14, 2001
Resources Books
Soundoff on KU prairie acre
July 14, 2001
Why is the Kansas University 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.”
KPL donates fans to American Red Cross
July 14, 2001
KPL donated 20 fans to the Douglas County American Red Cross to help those without access to air conditioning or other means of staying cool. Certain criteria apply for receiving a fan from the American Red Cross. Applications may be made by calling (785) 843-3550 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by visiting the American Red Cross, 2518 Ridge Court.
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July 14, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com A Weaver’s Department Store mainstay won’t be working Monday.
Shooting
July 14, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Though questions remain, there is not enough evidence to file charges in last month’s shooting death of a man north of Eudora, the Leavenworth County attorney said Friday.
Plan
July 14, 2001
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Saturday datebook
July 14, 2001
TODAY Canceled: Lawrence African Violet Club’s family picnic.
Blotter
July 14, 2001
Law enforcement report Police reports
MUST Motorcycle driver in fair condition
July 14, 2001
A Lawrence man was in fair condition Friday night after he lost control of his motorcycle with a passenger on board near 1417 E. 15th Street. Louis Mendoza Jr. and Andy Kammerich at 8:38 p.m. were turning west onto East 15th Street from Prospect Avenue when Mendoza lost control and his motorcycle went down.
4-H News
July 14, 2001
Weddings
July 14, 2001
Guthrie-Craig Gilliam-Huff Holmes-Dockery Jolly-Brown Jones-Hernandez Roberts-Gorzelanski
Weddings
July 14, 2001
Guthrie-Craig Stacy Guthrie and Michael Craig were married Oct. 14, 2000, at the home of the bride’s grandfather in rural Baldwin with the Rev. Nanette Roberts officiating.
Scouting news
July 14, 2001
Tonganoxie Boy Scouts Chester Henre, Andrew Miller and Anthony Miller were promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout during a June 2 ceremony. To obtain the rank of Eagle Scout, each had to earn at least 21 merit badges, serve six months of leadership and complete a community service project.
Nation Briefs
July 14, 2001
Washington: Company recalls 3,500 porable stoves San Antonio: Air Force base closes with 21-gun salute Cape Canaveral: Space shuttle docks with space station
Nation Briefs
July 14, 2001
Boston: Rescuers to try again to save dying rare whale California: Energy consumers cut usage for rebates
Nation Briefs
July 14, 2001
Missouri: Governer signs bill banning gay marriages Utah: Porn czar backs lingerie ad complaints Florida: 19-year-old gets life for beating 80-year-old
Club News
July 14, 2001
Club news
July 14, 2001
The Lawrence 99er Duplicate Bridge Club’s July 4 game was directed by Don Brennaman. Harry Talley and Don Daugherty placed first, followed by Brennaman and Emily Foster. Harriett Olson and Artie Shaw placed third, followed by Eldon Herd and Glenna Herd. l
4-H News
July 14, 2001
4-H News
July 14, 2001
Casey Baker, vice president, called the July 8 meeting of the Lone Star 4-H Club to order at 1 p.m. at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Danielle Skinner presented the American flag on horseback while Casey Baker read the poem, “Old Glory.”
Business briefcase for Saturday
July 14, 2001
Diamond ‘trophy’ awaits sale to tech heavyweight
Lawrence needs to plan now to meet future water needs
July 14, 2001
It was only a short 2- or 3-inch story, but it should have sent a powerful message to Lawrence city officials as well as local residents. The story stated: “Hot weather in recent days is starting to push Lawrence’s water system to its limits.
Racing briefs: Tropicana 400, Busch, Toronto CART, “Voice of Daytona” silenced
July 14, 2001
It’s only fitting that a new race track spawned a very unfamiliar front row for the inaugural Tropicana 400. The Fords of Haas-Carter Motorsports teammates Todd Bodine and Jimmy Spencer swept the top two spots for Sunday’s race at the new Chicagoland Speedway.
Deadlines
July 14, 2001
Scouting News
July 14, 2001
On the record
July 14, 2001
The Score’ gathers team of top actors
July 14, 2001
The screenplay for the new heist movie “The Score” invests a familiar storyline with coherence and even intelligence. The film is hauntingly photographed, and onetime Muppet-meister Frank Oz makes a strong leap from comedic to dramatic direction.
Parents battle over circumcision
July 14, 2001
The parents of a newborn boy have separated in a dispute over whether to have the child circumcised, and the dispute could go to court. Rodney Grisham contends that allowing the circumcision would be the same as letting someone sexually assault his son.
Bush touts health plan
President says he isn’t afraid to reform ‘Medi-scare’
July 14, 2001
President Bush brought his bully pulpit to one of America’s best-known medical centers Friday, touting his own brand of health care reform as he completed a weeklong focus on an array of consumer medical issues.
Griffin services
July 14, 2001
KPL donates fans to American Red Cross
July 14, 2001
KPL donated 20 fans to the Douglas County American Red Cross to help those without access to air conditioning or other means of staying cool.
Second set of septuplets born in U.S.
July 14, 2001
America’s second surviving set of septuplets five boys and two girls were in critical condition Friday at a Washington hospital, where doctors described them as tiny but perfectly formed and “beautiful.”
Storm make moves
July 14, 2001
The Seattle Storm activated forward Katy Steding and center Alessandra Santos de Oliveira on Friday, and placed forward Stacey Lovelace and guard Michelle Edwards on injured reserve.
Maureen Reagan battling for her life
July 14, 2001
Maureen Reagan, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan and actress Jane Wyman, is hospitalized and undergoing whole brain radiation for melanoma that has now spread to her brain, her husband said.
Interleague Roundup: Cone fills void for Boston
Red Sox hurler melts Mets in return to Shea Stadium
July 14, 2001
With Pedro Martinez hurt, David Cone is embracing the extra burden put on the rest of Boston’s pitching staff. Cone made a triumphant return to Shea Stadium, winning in his first start in nine years at his former home, as the Red Sox beat the New York Mets, 3-1, Friday night.
Governor: tax increase a must
State agencies face cuts without outside revenue sources, Graves says
July 14, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves said Friday that without a tax increase, funding for public schools and higher education will remain static and most other state services could face cuts. Responding to a recent proposal by the State Board of Education to increase funding for public schools by $343 million, Graves said: “At this point, we don’t have $343” million for schools.”
Officials ponder annexation moratorium
July 14, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will consider a temporary moratorium on annexations in North Lawrence until an area development guide is in place. The issue appears on the commission agenda amid concerns about flood-plain development and as a plan to guide growth in the area, the North of North Street Plan, nears completion by city staffers.
Engagements
July 14, 2001
Roger Hill Swim Meet
July 14, 2001
Tori Henderson trembled as she crawled up to the first lane starting block Friday afternoon at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center’s Olympic pool. The 8-year-old Lawrence Aquahawks’ swimmer wasn’t shivering because she was nervous about the first race of the inaugural meet in the new facility attached to Free State High, she was just cold — as a few technical difficulties delayed the meet’s start.
Wire refers for 1A
July 14, 2001
Road rage Dog killer gets maximum
Eisenhower statue
July 14, 2001
Local artist commissioned to make presidential statue
Ex-Jayhawk wears collar
July 14, 2001
Kenny Gregory scored no points on 0-for-2 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves clipped the Milwaukee Bucks, 79-76, on Thursday night in the Orlando Summer League. Loren Woods, Minnesota’s second-round draft choice, led the T-Wolves with 24 points and nine rebounds. Will Avery and Maurice Evans, a free agent rookie out of Texas, added 11 points apiece.
7-15 Should the federal government ban embryo research?
July 14, 2001
Should the federal government ban embryo research? Dave Brooks,
s mother meets Costa Rican presidente
July 14, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Two parents met Friday in Washington, D.C. — one to explain what her daughter meant to her family and friends, the other to offer his sympathy and, possibly, hope.
7-14 rec calendar
July 14, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today — Muffin ride departs at 8 a.m. from Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
7-14 medicine chest 4
July 14, 2001
Online pharmaceutical purchases can be risky The Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University warn that it’s sometimes difficult to gauge the quality of prescription drugs on the Internet.
SAT Pelvic floor dysfunction
July 14, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com After a woman gives birth or during the natural process of aging, the pelvic floor muscles that support her internal organs can weaken. As a result, urinary incontinence, prolapsed organs, painful intercourse and other conditions can develop.
Bandits
July 14, 2001
Chris Coleman had struck out twice and walked once against Blue Valley pitcher Jeff Mullikin in the bottom of the seventh inning. Coleman wasn’t the only one who had had a rough time in the batter’s box against Mullikin, who had given up only three hits in the first six innings.
Anniversaries
July 14, 2001
Harris Milton and Shirley Harris, McLouth, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii.
SAT Rita Hoffman workshop breakout
July 14, 2001
Getting the facts Rita Hoffman, a registered physical therapist, will present a free class on how physical therapy can be used to treat incontinence, pelvic floor problems and pelvic pain at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Neu Physical Therapy Center, 1305 Wakarusa Drive.
Total Fitness limbo draws complaints
July 14, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Two weeks after telling members that a move was on the way, Total Fitness Athletic Center still does not have a lease for a new location.
Society calendar
July 14, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
People column
July 14, 2001
J.Lo says criticism ‘hurtful’ Jennifer Lopez said it’s “hurtful” to suggest that she’s a racist because of an epithet she sings in a remix of her new song “I’m Real.”
Regents unveil building finance plan for schools
July 14, 2001
By Dave Ranney and Scott Rothschild The Kansas Board of Regents Friday pulled the covers off a new idea for financing new research buildings on at least three of its campuses, including Kansas University. “This is still very much in the talking stage, but it’s also something we’re very committed to,” said the board’s executive director, Kim Wilcox, after a meeting with the Joint Committee on State Building Construction.
Around and about
July 14, 2001
Weddings
July 14, 2001
Total Fitness limbo draws complaints
July 14, 2001
By Mark Fagan Two weeks after telling members that a move was on the way, Total Fitness Athletic Center still does not have a lease for a new location. And that has club member Marcie Martinez confused, worried and most of all frustrated. She’s still liable for her yearlong contract, even as the club at 901 Iowa has been closed since a March 5 fire.
Daily Ticker
July 14, 2001
Speaker seeks governorship
Glasscock announces bid for GOP nomination
July 14, 2001
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. “I look forward to the opportunity for expanding my leadership responsibilities to ensure that Kansas remains a great place to live, work and raise a family,” Glasscock said.
Presidential meeting comforts mother of slain KU student
July 14, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Two parents met Friday in Washington, D.C. one to explain what her daughter meant to her family and friends, the other to offer his sympathy and, possibly, hope. Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodriguez Echeverria spoke with Jeanette Stauffer of Topeka about the brutal slaying of her daughter, Shannon Martin, in the Costa Rican port town of Golfito.
Engagements
July 14, 2001
Brockman-Todd Gary and Kim Brockman, Shawnee, announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Elizabeth Brockman, Shawnee, to Matthew Brian Todd, Denver.
s close
July 14, 2001
Dow Industrials +60.07, 10,539.06
Society/ haskell art show
July 14, 2001
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo RUSTY DIAMOND, Haskell Indian Nations University graduate, left, and Allen Knows Gun, Haskell student, show their artworks in an exhibit titled “Plains Warriors of the 19th Century: A Retrospective of Culture and History Through Paintings.” Their works were displayed this week at the university. Monday’s reception in Tommaney Hall included the paintings “Pawnee Victor,” left, and “Medicine Bear.”
Friends and neighbors
July 14, 2001
Condit passes lie detector test
Police not satisfied with ‘self-serving’ polygraphs in missing intern case
July 14, 2001
Rep. Gary Condit took a lie-detector test arranged by his lawyer and it showed he “was not deceptive in any way” in denying knowledge of what happened to missing intern Chandra Levy, the lawyer said Friday. Police dismissed the test as “self-serving.”
P. Diddy saga continues
Combs working to overcome public trials
July 14, 2001
“Dangerous! Dan-ger-ous!” The man they call Puff, Puffy, Puff Daddy and now P. Diddy is behind the wheel of a speeding golf cart and shouting out fair warning to the startled crew members in his path.
Death penalty epiphany?
July 14, 2001
By Robert Reno Newsday If a rabid raccoon jumped out of the bushes and bit Sandra Day O’Connor on the big toe I suppose it would cause her to rethink her attitudes toward wild animals, going barefoot, the importance of vaccinating pets, even, perhaps, the frailty of her own opinions as a U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Old Home Town - 40 and 100 years ago today
July 14, 2001
Workers put bright face on upcoming school year
July 14, 2001
Oscar Soto uses a power-washer to clean the outside of Lawrence High School. Soto, a public school employee, was busy Friday preparing the building at 19th and Louisiana streets for the new academic year, which starts next month.
Oread fix
July 14, 2001
Carpenter John Crawford was misquoted in an article about the Oread neighborhood that appeared in Friday’s Journal World. Crawford actually said, “from personal experience, I know the difficulty of going into a house, gutting it and turning it into cash flow.”
Avalon’: new take on Arthur
July 14, 2001
Based on Marion Zimmer Bradley’s best-selling 1983 novel, “The Mists of Avalon” (7 p.m. Sunday, concludes Monday, TNT) presents a feminist take on the legend of King Arthur and the Round Table.
Saralinda Rhodes
July 14, 2001
Family’s close call is a reminder to have escape plan
July 14, 2001
FBI director-designate has prostate cancer
Condition shouldn’t hinder Mueller’s job abilities
July 14, 2001
Robert Mueller, President Bush’s choice as FBI director, has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery within 30 days, Justice Department officials said Friday. Doctors said they expect Mueller to make a full recovery.
Bandits defeat Mustangs
July 14, 2001
By Doug Pacey Chris Coleman had struck out twice and walked once against Blue Valley pitcher Jeff Mullikin in the bottom of the seventh inning. Coleman wasn’t the only one who had had a rough time in the batter’s box against Mullikin, who had given up only three hits in the first six innings.
Commuter rail system picking up steam
July 14, 2001
By Joel Mathis Commuter rail appears to be on track in Lawrence. A forum to discuss a proposed commuter rail line between Topeka and Kansas City drew an eclectic mix of two dozen railroad buffs, community activists, transportation experts and city leaders Friday to Lawrence’s old Union Pacific depot.
Fast on their feet
July 14, 2001
Ashleigh Green, right, completes her third and final trip around a chair during relay races at Heritage Baptist Church, 4340 W. Sixth St. Children participated in outdoor activities during “King’s Kids,” a worship time for the young Baptists, Thursday in front of the church.
Healthy goal
July 14, 2001
Journal-World Editorial It’s time for officials to regroup and put a $25,000 grant to work to help local children receive health care. It’s frustrating to see $25,000 aimed at providing health care for disadvantaged children in Lawrence going unused.
Olympic selection draws ire
U.S. leaders to pursue human rights in China
July 14, 2001
President Bush will keep pursuing human rights with the Chinese government, White House officials said in a muted reaction to Beijing winning the 2008 Olympic Games. The Olympics decision prompted condemnation from China critics in Congress.
Francis 47
July 14, 2001
Youth Results USSSA State Tournament
Military News
July 14, 2001
Brandon Cummings recently advanced from SKSN to SK3 Petty Officer 3rd Class with the U.S. Navy. He is on a seven-month deployment in Rota, Spain, stationed with the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion, Seabees Unit. Cummings has served in the Navy since June 1999. He is a 1999 Tonganoxie High School graduate and the son of Gordon and Terri Cummings, Tonganoxie.
Missouri plane crash kills six
July 14, 2001
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. The Beachcraft E-55 Baron twin-engine plane had left Lake Charles, La., and was heading for a landing at Joplin Regional Airport when it crashed shortly before 1 a.m., Jasper County Sheriff’s Capt. Tony Coleman said.
Horoscopes
July 14, 2001
Anniversary
July 14, 2001
Scouting news
July 14, 2001
Briefcase
July 14, 2001
Diamond ‘trophy’ awaits sale to tech heavyweight Antitrust proceedings: Government seeks speedy resolution to Microsoft case Earnings: Warning from Toys R Us no fun for shareholders Auto industry: Seat belts trigger recall of 1.4 million Ford vehicles
Around and About
July 14, 2001
Peterson services
July 14, 2001
People
July 14, 2001
J.Lo says criticism ‘hurtful’ Former Playboy to star on Strip Terminator, Mandela team up to promote Special Olympics
Military News
July 14, 2001
Kansas Open canceled
July 14, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com The Kansas Open — an annual event in Lawrence since 1976 — is officially dead.
Club news
July 14, 2001
Around and about
July 14, 2001
Clarisa Diaz, a recent Lawrence High School graduate, received an American Vision Award from the Scholastic Art National Competition. Each sponsored region nominates five works for consideration. One of these works from each region receives an American Vision Award. Winners receive $100, opportunities for publication and are invited to the National Awards Celebration Weekend in Washington, D.C., including an awards ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The award-winning work is exhibited in the national show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
6Sports report: Raiders go to 20-14
July 14, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on how the Lawrence Raiders fared against the Paola Panthers.
6Sports report: KU goes pro
July 14, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the NBA Exhibition game coming in October. Tickets go on sale Monday.
6Sports report: Hoglund ballpark gets more work
July 14, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on more facelifts for KU’s Hoglund Ballpark.
Watson remains tied at top
Irwin fires 65 to share Senior Players Championship lead
July 14, 2001
Tom Watson and Hale Irwin were the co-leaders of the Senior Players Championship on Friday, one after a spectacular second round, the other with another solid one. Irwin reached 9 under with a 7-under-par 65, while Watson had a 68 in the fourth and final major of the year on the Senior PGA Tour.
Engagements
July 14, 2001
Brown-Evans Cantrill-Heffner Hadl-Dye Honse-Allen Russell-Neher Schmidtberger-Ingersoll Brockman-Todd
Area briefs
July 14, 2001
Center accepting applications for school kit program KU geologists win awards Motorcycle wreck injures one Cholesterol seminar offered
Anniversary
July 14, 2001
Harris
WNBA Roundup: Liberty lick Lynx, 67-64
New York wins eighth straight game at home
July 14, 2001
An early display of outside shooting by Minnesota’s Katie Smith was not enough to overcome the tenacity of the New York Liberty down the stretch. Smith, the WNBA’s leading scorer, was scoreless from the field in the final 9:19 as the Liberty beat the Lynx 67-64 Friday night.
Algerian convicted in foiled bombing plot
July 14, 2001
An Algerian was convicted Friday for his role in a foiled plot to blow up a suitcase bomb at the Los Angeles airport just before the millennium celebrations. Mokhtar Haouari, 32, who lives in Canada, could get up to 50 years in prison for supplying fake IDs and cash to two cohorts in the plot.
Lawsuit pending over jail time for fines
July 14, 2001
Notice of a class action lawsuit should begin arriving next month in the mailboxes of 7,351 people who were jailed for not paying their Wichita Municipal Court fines.
World Briefs
July 14, 2001
Brazil: Police strike turns violent; troops deployed Puerto Rico: Sen. Clinton to back Vieques protesters Berlin: Schindler’s widow wants to return to Germany London: Farrakhan appeals ban
Youth’s pregnancy stirs debate on abortion
July 14, 2001
Lucila’s shy giggle petered out and her broad grin faded as the conversation turned away from her dolls and touched on her pregnancy. “I’m getting fat because I’m eating a lot,” said the 12-year-old with a mental age of 8.
Mideast ‘truce’ faltering
Palestinians, Israelis exchange gunfire, kill 2
July 14, 2001
An explosion Palestinians blamed on Israel killed an Islamic militant in the West Bank on Friday, and Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who threw a grenade at their tank in the Gaza Strip.
Gas leak causes workers to evacuate rig in Gulf
July 14, 2001
Natural gas began leaking uncontrollably from a natural gas rig in the Gulf of Mexico early Friday, forcing workers to evacuate and leaving a supervisor missing. A Coast Guard patrol boat and helicopter searched for the man.
Autopsy reveals sons struggled in bathtub
July 14, 2001
Bruises indicate that four of Andrea Yates’ five children struggled as they were drowned, likely hitting the sides or bottom of the family bathtub, according to autopsy results released Friday.
Court upholds juvenile murderer’s conviction
July 14, 2001
The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a Kansas City juvenile involved in a 1998 drive-by shooting. In a ruling issued Friday, the seven justices unanimously declared that Curtis Lee Coleman Jr. was not wrongly tried as an adult for the shooting death of 10-year-old Shanell Cooper.
Revenge killings net two life terms
July 14, 2001
A Kansas City man was sentenced to two life terms in the revenge killings of two men outside a Westport nightclub. Christopher Kennedy, 27, was convicted April 19 of two counts of second-degree murder, one of first-degree assault and three of armed criminal action.
Graves to visit Kansans in Europe
July 14, 2001
Gov. Bill Graves and a delegation of legislators will travel next week to Italy and Turkey to visit Kansans taking part in military training exercises. The group will leave Tuesday from Forbes Field in Topeka and arrive Wednesday at Aviano Air Base in Italy, meeting with the 184th Bomb Wing based in Wichita. The unit’s medical squadron has been training since July 6.
Evidence lacking in shooting
July 14, 2001
By Mike Belt Though questions remain, there is not enough evidence to file charges in last month’s shooting death of a man north of Eudora, the Leavenworth County attorney said Friday. An investigation into the June 11 death of Michael Roach, 38, will remain open in case new evidence surfaces, County Atty. Frank Kohl said.
Weaver’s bids farewell to 87-year-old employee
July 14, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A Weaver’s Department Store mainstay won’t be working Monday. Pat Boudreau, 87, won’t be helping mothers pick out back-to-school outfits for their children. Grandparents will have to find someone else to help them pick gifts for their grandchildren.
Shark victim showing signs of progress
July 14, 2001
The only remaining life-threatening situation 8-year-old Jessie Arbogast now faces is the possibility of infection, and doctors are seeing no signs of that. At a Friday news conference about the Ocean Springs, Miss., boy who was mauled by a shark, doctors said he’s breathing on his own and responding to stimuli, and his brain is showing steady recovery of electrical activity.
U.S. leader tightens rules on Cuba
July 14, 2001
Calling sanctions against Fidel Castro’s Cuba “a moral statement,” President Bush ordered stricter enforcement of the U.S. trade embargo and greater support Friday to dissidents on the communist island.
Female entrepreneurs increasing
July 14, 2001
Nearly half of America’s minority businesses have a female owner or co-owner, according to new data that shows a growing number of female entrepreneurs. Women own almost four of every 10 black-owned businesses, the highest percentage of any minority group, says the Commerce Department report based on 1997 census data.
Dorothy Pray
July 14, 2001
Pauline Willford
July 14, 2001
Dog hurler gets maximum sentence
Judge gives 28-year-old three years for throwing pet into traffic
July 14, 2001
A judge said he didn’t believe the apology of a man convicted of throwing a small dog to its death in traffic and sentenced him Friday to a three-year prison term, the maximum “I’m really sorry for what happened,” Andrew Burnett testified before the sentencing. “I’d like to say I’m sorry to the McBurnett family. If there’s anything I could ever say or do to bring back Leo, I would.”
Wind Done Gone’ author visits Margaret Mitchell house
July 14, 2001
With a handful of protesters outside, the author of “The Wind Done Gone” appeared at the Margaret Mitchell museum this week to sign copies of the controversial satire based on Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind.”
Fall of wholesale prices lifts optimism
July 14, 2001
Falling energy prices, lower interest rates and tax rebate checks are expected to lift the economy in the second half of the year. Economists said that a new report Friday showing the biggest drop in wholesale prices in more than two years, led by falling energy costs, had helped renew rebound hopes.
Stock rally continues on Wall St.
July 14, 2001
Wall Street shook off early losses and extended its big rally Friday as investors grew more confident about an economic revival that has yet to become apparent. Analysts were encouraged by the upturn because they’d expected a selloff following the market’s rally Thursday, when the Dow industrials gained 237 points and the Nasdaq composite index climbed 103.
Baseball Briefs
July 14, 2001
White Sox, Dodgers trade minor leaguers Brogna to retire at end of season Littlefield named Pirates’ general manager Tigers’ Palmer out for season Rockies acquire Bartee
Cardinals switch batting coaches
July 14, 2001
The St. Louis Cardinals moved the organization’s two top batting coaches Friday, reassigning Mike Easler to the minors and elevating Mitchell Page. The 50-year-old Easler was in his third season with the team.
National League Roudup: Astros cruise past Padres
July 14, 2001
Roy Oswalt knew he wasn’t sharp and needed some help from his offense. He got plenty. Jeff Bagwell and Vinny Castilla each hit two of Houston’s five home runs and Oswalt won his sixth straight decision as the Astros beat San Diego, 11-3, Friday night.
Aquahawks claim first win in new pool
Schwegler student prevails during inaugural meet at Indoor Aquatic Center
July 14, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Tori Henderson trembled as she crawled up to the first lane starting block Friday afternoon at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center’s Olympic pool. The 8-year-old Lawrence Aquahawks’ swimmer wasn’t shivering because she was nervous about the first race of the inaugural meet in the new facility attached to Free State High, she was just cold because a few technical difficulties delayed the meet’s start.
Texas golfer defeats former Trans-Miss champ
July 14, 2001
Two Longview, Texas, golfers scored impressive victories Friday to move into today’s quarterfinals of the Trans-Mississippi Championship at Kansas City County Club. Ryan Hill, of Longview, Texas, upended defending champ Mike McCoy of West Des Moines, Iowa, 3 and 2.
Beijing at a glance
July 14, 2001
Facts about Beijing and its plans for the 2008 Olympics:
Chinese-Americans welcome selection
July 14, 2001
In Chinatown, smiles and thumbs up greeted the news Friday morning that the International Olympic Committee selected Beijing as host of the 2008 Olympics.
Local briefs
July 14, 2001
Local artist commissioned to make presidential statue Lawrence artist Jim Brothers has been selected to create a sculpture of former president Dwight Eisenhower. After a nationwide search, Brothers’ model for the sculpture was one of three chosen for final judging. The judging panel included both Kansas and national officials, Brothers said. Although Brothers said he did not know the final details yet, he expects the statue to be about 10 feet tall. He said it will be displayed in the Hall of Statues at the U.S. Capitol Building. __________________________ Election 2004: Lawrence eyes application to have presidential debate Lawrence may apply to play host to one of the 2004 presidential debates as part of the city’s 150th birthday celebrations. Sue Hack, a city commissioner and a member of the city’s sesquicentennial committee, said Friday that committee members are mulling an application to have a debate at Kansas University. The debates, wherever they are, usually are the finale to a week of historical and political seminars, she said. “When you think about the history of Lawrence, and you think about the hotbed of debates we’ve had here, it seems natural,” Hack said. “It would be nice to showcase that history, even to our own citizens.” First, though, the city must audition. “They have to check the facilities, the community commitment to it,” said Diana Carlin, a KU dean on an advisory board for the Commission on Presidential Debates. “I don’t have connections good enough to get us the debate,” she said, but, “I think we can sell this as well as anybody.” __________________________ Community: Area lawyers honored Topeka Attorneys Ethan Potter, Leavenworth, and Otto Stites, Lawrence, were honored by the Kansas Bar Assn. at its annual meeting June 7, for having practiced law for 50 years. The organization represents lawyers throughout Kansas, works to improve the administration of the Kansas justice system and works to develop public understanding of the law. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.199 a gallon at Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name of the business, the address and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
NBC faces new challenge
Twelve-hour time difference could hurt network’s ratings again
July 14, 2001
The 2008 Beijing Olympics present NBC Sports with the same kind of time challenge that resulted in low ratings for last year’s Sydney Games. Beijing is 12 hours ahead of Eastern time in the United States, just three hours closer than Sydney.
Lawrence needs to plan now to meet future water needs
July 14, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. It was only a short 2- or 3-inch story, but it should have sent a powerful message to Lawrence city officials as well as local residents. The story stated: “Hot weather in recent days is starting to push Lawrence’s water system to its limits. “City Manager Mike Wildgen told the Lawrence City Commission Tuesday the high temperatures had forced the water treatment system to process 23 million gallons a day about 87 percent of the capacity.
Beijing’s selection could help U.S. in 2012
July 14, 2001
The U.S. Olympic Committee came out a winner, too, Friday when Beijing was awarded the 2008 Summer Games. By choosing the Chinese capital over four rivals, the International Olympic Committee did the USOC several favors:
KDOT requests second look at 31st
July 14, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Vacating 31st Street will be at the forefront of county commission discussion Monday. At his request, commissioners will meet with Mike Rees, chief counsel for Kansas Department of Transportation, to talk about abandoning the roadway. “If vacation of 31st Street is to be carried forward as a component of any route alternative, this concept must be resolved in detail,” Rees said in a memo to commissioners.
Transportation maturity
July 14, 2001
Equal results
July 14, 2001
Fireworks outgrown
July 14, 2001
Gephardt champions campaign reform
July 14, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Nearly everybody in Washington has by now heard the knocks on Rep. Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., the House minority leader. Sure, it’s agreed, Gephardt of St. Louis is a “good listener,” but personally he is too lacking in natural spontaneity, too controlled.
Critics take aim at today’s missile test
July 14, 2001
Hit or miss, today’s attempt to shoot down a mock nuclear warhead in space will mark the beginning of greatly accelerated anti-missile tests costing $100 million apiece, a Pentagon official said Friday. The expanded testing program, which Pentagon officials described in detail to Congress for the first time this week, drew strong criticism from missile defense doubters at home and abroad on Friday.
Journal: Exercise may ease chemotherapy fatigue
July 14, 2001
Daily exercise can reduce the kinds of fatigue that often accompany chemotherapy, according to last month’s Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Author shares tips for family fun in the sun
July 14, 2001
“I’m bored!” If that’s a familiar summertime refrain at your house, a new book by a world aerobics champion and mother of two might come in handy. “365 Activities for Fitness, Food, and Fun for the Whole Family” ($14.95, Contemporary Books) by Julia Sweet includes workouts to do with a baby or toddler.
Pharmaceutical purchases made online can be risky
July 14, 2001
The Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University warn that it’s sometimes difficult to gauge the quality of prescription drugs on the Internet. Legitimate Internet pharmacies follow legal regulations. Before a prescription is written, a doctor usually examines and interviews the patient. A registered pharmacist working in a licensed pharmacy then provides the prescription.
A new treatment
Physical therapy aids women with pelvic problems
July 14, 2001
By Jan Biles After a woman gives birth or during the natural process of aging, the pelvic floor muscles that support her internal organs can weaken. As a result, urinary incontinence, prolapsed organs, painful sexual intercourse and other conditions can develop. For years, doctors have treated dysfunctions of the pelvic floor made up of layers of muscles that hold the urethra, vagina and rectum in place with medications and surgery.
KU to offer tickets Monday
July 14, 2001
Tickets for an NBA exhibition basketball game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz will be available beginning Monday, KU officials announced on Friday. Tickets for the contest, which will be Oct. 18 at Allen Fieldhouse, are $45, $32 and $22. They will be available beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday at KU’s online store www.kustore.com.
Beijing awarded Olympics
IOC members think 2008 Games will open China to world, speed reforms
July 14, 2001
By awarding the 2008 Games to Beijing, the IOC sent a resounding message to the world: The Olympics should be about opening doors, not closing them. The International Olympic Committee put aside human rights concerns in making their historic decision, hoping to foster change in the world’s most populous country. In a gesture that has global, political and economic repercussions, China won the games Friday for the first time in a landslide vote over Toronto, Paris, Istanbul, Turkey, and Osaka, Japan.
Kansas Open canceled
Golf event lacks players
July 14, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock The Kansas Open an annual event in Lawrence since 1976 is officially dead. Whether it can be resurrected remains to be seen. “I’m disappointed the event is going to have a little hiatus,” said Kim Richey, executive director of the Kansas Golf Assn. “If it’s in a coma and we can bring it back, fine. If it dies a natural death well, from a staff standpoint, we’re a little relieved. It was going to be a long two weeks.”
Early departures changing recruiting
July 14, 2001
North Carolina coach Matt Doherty knows his biggest recruiting battles are no longer waged against Duke, Kansas or Kentucky. The new opponent is the NBA. “There’s no question it’s more difficult. In the past at North Carolina, we always went after the best players,” says the former Kansas assistant. “Now you’re afraid to do that because you don’t know who might go to the NBA.”
Ritchie one-hits Kansas City - Pirates 1, Royals 0
July 14, 2001
Todd Ritchie had one thought after losing his no-hitter in the ninth inning to make sure he didn’t lose the game, too. He didn’t, pitching a one-hit shutout as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 1-0 Friday night on Aramis Ramirez’s run-scoring single against a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the ninth.
NCAA pays $650,000 settlement
State Treasurer Shallenburger collects money owed for Final Four tickets
July 14, 2001
The NCAA paid $650,281 to settle a lawsuit filed by State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger over what he said the association owed his Unclaimed Properties Division, he announced Friday.
New Harley on way
Company angling for younger market
July 14, 2001
In what loyalists call a sacrilege, Harley-Davidson Inc. has its first new line of motorcycles in more than a decade a high-performance bike with a liquid-cooled engine. The specs are a turnoff to old Hells Angels types who love the roar and shake of the classic Dyna or the Road King.