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7-15 kovels prices
July 15, 2001
Current prices Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in locations because of local economic conditions.
Depression-era dolls bring history to life at Watkins Museum
July 15, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com During the Depression years, President Franklin Roosevelt tried to jump-start the nation’s economy with vast public projects that employed thousands of Americans who desperately needed jobs.
20s
July 15, 2001
If you were born 75 years ago, in 1926, you were a baby in the “sesquicentennial” of the Declaration of Independence and the year when one of the screen’s most famous stars died. Your parents may have sung and danced to such songs as “Bye, Bye, Blackbird,” “In a Little Spanish Town,” and “Baby Face.” It’s hard to believe that the death of Rudolph Valentino may have been the most memorable news story of the year. About 15,000 people tried to get into the funeral parlor on Broadway to view the body. Traffic was stopped. People fainted. People were trampled on. Reserve police were called in. Umbrellas, straw hats, clothing, bags, shoes (none matched) were found in the street.
SUN 7-15 KC blues festival lineup
July 15, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Kansas City, Mo. — The Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival will be Friday through July 22 at Liberty Memorial in Penn Valley Park, 26th and Main streets. The festival runs from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and from noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and July 22.
Raiders
July 15, 2001
J-W STaff Report Junction City — Carl Brooks probably had to ice down his arm Saturday night following a doubleheader against Junction City.
Lloyd Wayne Green
July 15, 2001
Services for Lloyd Wayne Green, 43, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Leavenworth V.A. National Cemetery. Mr. Green was found dead July 9, 2001, at a rural McLouth residence and is believed to have died Oct. 4, 1999.
Local art teacher stays connected to parents
July 15, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Twenty years after her parents were killed in the Hyatt skywalk calamity, Laurie McLane-Higginson still keeps a storage tub full of press clippings about the accident.
Multiple Sclerosis Society registering bike riders
July 15, 2001
PHILANTHROPY Multiple Sclerosis Society registering bike riders for bike tour
WKD-Route 66
July 15, 2001
myoder@ljworld.com MORE: www.ljworld.com/specials/route66
7-15 Solar Power Man
July 15, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com In a time when much of the nation is concerned with growing energy consumption and cost, Bob Anderson is the picture of conservation and self-sufficiency.
7-16 Lawrence Memorial Hospital offers infant/child CPR course
July 15, 2001
Lawrence Memorial Hospital offers infant/child CPR course Lawrence Memorial Hospital will offer an infant/childcare CPR workshop for parents and childcare providers from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
3 properties nominated as historic places ––— City document makes registration an easier process than ever, officials say
July 15, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Three Lawrence properties are awaiting designation to the National Register of Historic Places — and a new city document could open the door for more such listings.
7-15 garden spot sidebar
July 15, 2001
Joy Martin, owner of Hickory Ridge Gardens south of Lawrence, is an experienced daylily grower. “Daylilies can easily be divided now if care is taken to water (them) well,” she said.
Blotter
July 15, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
7-15 best beaches list
July 15, 2001
Top 10 List Dr. Beach says these beaches are the best in the United States:
Nation Briefs
July 15, 2001
North Carolina: Ammunition ship catches fire Michigan: Three killed in blast at chemical factory Georgia: Three dead at Home Depot
Nation Briefs
July 15, 2001
Massachusetts: Scientists again fail to save the whale Tennessee: Pardon sought in 1922 execution Philadelphia: Fugitive thinks acquittal possible Florida: SUV-van collision leaves five dead
Argyle Virginia Jones
July 15, 2001
Services for Argyle Virginia (Snyder) Jones, 94, Staunton, Va., will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Staunton. Burial will be at Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton. Mrs. Jones died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at Augusta Medical Center, Staunton.
SUN 7-15 arts notes
July 15, 2001
Ottawa museum hangs Flood of ‘51 exhibit
Bill Mayer column for Saturday
July 15, 2001
For years, baseball’s New York Yankees spent big money and employed good scouts and tutors for a farm system that steadily produced world championship-caliber players. Owner Tom Yawkey of the Boston Red Sox meanwhile wasted countless bucks and drove himself nutty trying to buy talent to overcome the Yank assembly line. Never worked. As long as the New York farm system percolated, the Bosox and virtually everyone else were doomed.
Mighty KC swings big stick ––— Area company makes bats for Bonds, Jeter, Sweeney
July 15, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com MORE: www.mightykcbats.com
7-15 solar power breakout
July 15, 2001
Solar start Bob Anderson is happy to help others learn more about building solar panels.
s Wedding
July 15, 2001
this has a pix
SUN 7-15 Tom Alexios — kc Blues fest
July 15, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com It doesn’t look like a typical musical instrument — or, for that matter, like something that makes music at all.
Ned Kehde column
July 15, 2001
There won’t be as many largemouth bass caught in northeast Kansas this summer as there were in summers past. It’s not because a horrible disease has afflicted our fish. It’s because Kevin Davis has left town.
Bandits
July 15, 2001
It’s the kind of situation baseball players dream about — last inning, full count, bases loaded and down a run. But what happens when you hit a slow, routine grounder to first that surely secures victory for your opponent?
SUN 7-15 books Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas
July 15, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com For Kansans who are serious about their bird watching, “Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas” is the hottest thing since painted buntings started hanging out at Clinton Lake.
7-15 garden spot
July 15, 2001
gardenspot@ljworld.com If it’s July, it must be daylily time. These wonderful perennials peak during this summer month.
Provider battles money woes ––— Audits could remedy repercussions of privatization, legislators say
July 15, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Three weeks after one of the state’s largest providers of foster-care services filed bankruptcy, a second provider says it’s struggling to pay its bills on time.
Swimming twins Morfords ready for MU
July 15, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com The Morford twins — Amanda and Megan — grew up with the Lawrence Aquahawks.
Motley Fool
July 15, 2001
ASK THE FOOL The Payout Ratio
Molson Indy: Penske team takes top two spots
July 15, 2001
There’s nothing like seeing a familiar face at the front of the pack. Or is there? Gil de Ferran got the first pole of the CART season Saturday, edging Penske Racing teammate Helio Castroneves in qualifying for the Molson Indy
Astronomers try to take back night
July 15, 2001
The stars at night don’t appear as big and bright as they used to, thanks to cities washing out the sky with excessive, misdirected light, astronomers say. The glow troubles astronomers trying to pick out faint nebulae, gaseous clouds and other distant phenomena.
Analysts downgrade budget surplus estimate
July 15, 2001
The Congressional Budget Office sees this year’s federal surplus dropping below $200 billion, agreeing with recent comments by Bush administration officials that the surplus is falling.
World Brief
July 15, 2001
Peru: Fujimori’s extradition sought
Internet pirates snatch Snatch’
July 15, 2001
A new study by digital copyright enforcement company MediaForce, shows that recent films like “Pearl Harbor,” “Shrek” and “Tomb Raider” were among the top 10 most pirated movies on the Internet in June.
Rules don’t apply in Pamplona
July 15, 2001
As the San Fermin fiesta neared its climax, huge crowds in red and white happily fulfilled their appointed tasks: reckless endangerment, public drunkenness, mass littering. Bulls aside, the centuries-old ritual that Hemingway made famous long ago now enters a new millennium as an icon for those few places left where a good party is still more important than a bunch of laws.
Upland Game Bird Seasons
July 15, 2001
Briefcase
July 15, 2001
Management: Wal-Mart’s top job leads list of most-desired positions Taste test: Doughnut duel ends in draw Motley Fool: Name that company
Bookstore
July 15, 2001
Kansas wind takes aim at house on hill
July 15, 2001
By George Gurley Kansas may lack mountains and seashores, but no place on earth can match it for theatrical storms. Unfortunately, the chamber of commerce hasn’t figured out how to pitch violent weather as a reason to visit the state.
Youth bird change
July 15, 2001
Wildlife & Parks commissioners will conduct a public hearing via conference call on July 24 to consider a proposed regulation on the upland game bird youth hunt season. Currently, adults older than 21 may participate in the hunt, as long as the hunting party includes at least as many youth 16 years or younger as adults.
Business briefs for Sunday
July 15, 2001
Faces and places Olene Tilley is a new agent for Farm Bureau Financial Services in Douglas County.
s reunion
July 15, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Oskaloosa — At 100 years, the Old Settler’s Reunion refuses to grow old.
s session
July 15, 2001
this has a breakout and a pix
SUN 7-15 Imagination Workshop
July 15, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com MORE: http://kanu.ukans.edu/IW/IWmain/IW.htm
7-15 kovels cutline
July 15, 2001
THIS COUNTRY HEPPLEWHITE TABLE is finished with red paint and a red-and-white checkerboard top. It is worth $715, according to Cyr Auction Co. of Gray, Maine.
7-16 What to do while waiting for ambulance arrival
July 15, 2001
Presentation to teach preparation for ambulance arrival John Drees, RN, will present “What to Do Until the Ambulance Arrives” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Mighty KC advice on protecting wood bat investments
July 15, 2001
Protecting your investment The Mighty KC Bat Co. Inc. offers this conditioning program to help keep your wood bat in the game and off the disabled list:
Tina breakout
July 15, 2001
A family affair What: “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” a fund-raiser for Lawrence Community Theatre.
Waterfowl numbers
July 15, 2001
For the second straight year, breeding duck populations declined from the record high reached in 1999. Dry habitat conditions in western Canada and the northwest U.S. likely contributed to a slightly lower population of breeding ducks this spring, according to preliminary results from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual spring aerial surveys.
Dufner takes lead in Wichita Open
July 15, 2001
Jason Dufner shot an 8-under-par 64 on Saturday at the $425,000 buy.com Wichita Open to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of play at Crestview Country Club.
Trees often bear brunt of wind, hail damage
July 15, 2001
By Bruce Chladny As tornado and hail season continues, the warning sirens have luckily not yet sounded. However, several severe storms have rolled through the area, leaving downed limbs and toppled trees. Here are a few tips for cleanup after a night of high winds and heavy rain.
Newspaper: Florida counted flawed overseas ballots
July 15, 2001
A New York Times investigation into overseas ballots that helped George W. Bush win the presidency found that Florida election officials, facing intense GOP pressure to accept military votes, counted hundreds of overseas absentee ballots that failed to comply with state election laws.
Vandross back in a big way
July 15, 2001
Earning a gold album is an achievement most singers brag about. But when you’re Luther Vandross, owner of numerous platinum albums, gold seems a little tarnished.
Youth hunt season may be amended
July 15, 2001
Wildlife & Parks commissioners will conduct a public hearing via conference call on July 24 to consider a proposed regulation on the upland game bird youth hunt season.
The Motley Fool
July 15, 2001
Name that company The payout ratio Win-win
Business briefs
July 15, 2001
Country tables fair game for collectors
Furniture designs feature felt-covered tops, drawers to hold pieces
July 15, 2001
Our 19th-century ancestors played games to pass the time. There was no television or radio, and organized sporting events were rare. Even books were scarce outside of cities. Many types of games were popular: card games, backgammon, checkers, whist and gambling games. A well-furnished city home had a game table.
Rocker in tune with nature
Stones’ keyboardist writes book about conservation
July 15, 2001
Even as Chuck Leavell watches Mick Jagger for cues or listens to Keith Richards’ riffs, his mind sometimes drifts from rock ‘n’ roll to the trees and seedlings on his 2,200-acre farm in central Georgia. Being part of one of the world’s great rock bands is just one side of Leavell, who tours with the Rolling Stones but always returns to Charlane Plantation eager to get his hands dirty again.
Husband not content to let sleeping dogs lie
July 15, 2001
Milosevic won’t start playing fair now
July 15, 2001
By Anna Husarska Special to The Washington Post The Yugoslav newsweekly Vreme recently ran a photograph of a piece of Serbian graffiti that read: “We are all Carla Del Ponte.” A year ago, no Serb would have thought of identifying himself with Del Ponte, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
SUN 7-15 Pettengill breakout
July 15, 2001
Moving on What: Divorce recovery workshop by Lynate Pettengill.
SUN 7-15 Imagination workshop breakout
July 15, 2001
Kudos for KANU “The Imagination Workshop,” the nationally broadcast comedy radio show produced by KANU-FM 91.5, has received a Bronze Medal at the New York Festivals.
CUTLINE 3-car pile up
July 15, 2001
Topeka resident Connie Sondgeroth, above, sits on the side of the road after her car was sandwiched in a three-car pile-up 6 p.m. Saturday at the eastbound about 10 miles east of Lawrence. A Topeka man in a Ford pickup hit Sondgeroth’s Honda Civic from behind when she slowed down in a construction zone. Sondgeroth, 48, then hit the Ford Explorer in front of her. A passenger in her car, Michael Sondgeroth, was admitted to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. His condition was unavailable Saturday night.
Friends and neighbors
July 15, 2001
Baseball Briefs
July 15, 2001
Saberhagen to start in rehab assignment Twins’ Guzman on DL with shoulder injury
Bandits advance to state tournament
July 15, 2001
By Andy Samuelson It’s the kind of situation baseball players dream about last inning, full count, bases loaded and down a run. But what happens when you hit a slow, routine grounder to first that surely secures victory for your opponent?
Kansas City rallies to defeat Dallas, 3-2
July 15, 2001
Onandi Lowe scored with a header in the 89th minute as the Kansas City Wizards came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Dallas Burn 3-2. Dallas scored first after Oscar Pareja put the ball inside the far post in the 21st minute.
N.D. town’s name change a shot of good fortune
July 15, 2001
Three years ago, leaders in this small town cut a deal with a company to change the town’s name to a brand of schnapps, a move some saw as a sellout to corporate America. But as residents scrambled to get ready for the mock bank robbery, parade and barrel races that are part of this weekend’s McGillicuddy Days, it was clear they had no regrets about their decision.
1926 was high tide of the Roaring ‘20s
July 15, 2001
By Calder Pickett If you were born 75 years ago, in 1926, you were a baby in the “sesquicentennial” of the Declaration of Independence and the year when one of the screen’s most famous stars died. Your parents may have sung and danced to such songs as “Bye, Bye, Blackbird,” “In a Little Spanish Town,” and “Baby Face.”
Mighty KC scores success
Area firm makes wood bats for Bonds, Sweeney
July 15, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Shiny black bats Barry Bonds wields in his quest for the single-season home run record emerge from a dusty, century-old building on Argentine Boulevard. In wood bat parlance, the whoop stick Mighty KC Bat Co. Inc. turns out for the San Francisco Giants slugger carries the code name MKC325B. It’s precision cut by a computer-directed lathe from a 4-foot billet of maple harvested from the woods of northeast Pennsylvania.
Novelty bags make serious fashion statement
July 15, 2001
If there is one fashion accessory women never leave home without, it’s their purse. But instead of being just a receptacle for the effluvia of daily life, today’s trendy bags are major fashion statements. Novelty bags that are turning up on the arms of funky women, sophisticated women and everyone in-between are elaborate, bejeweled and often completely impractical.
SUND 7-15 Interactive sculpture cut
July 15, 2001
Thad Allender/Journal-World Photo TOM ALEXIOS, LEFT, AND GERALD MORRISON prepare to spot weld the base of an interactive sculpture. Morrison welds the sculpture, which was once just a pile of rusty metal scraps, while Alexios directs the construction.
Cutline fix
July 15, 2001
Johnson Shockley was misidentified in a photo caption on page 2B of Saturday’s Journal-World.
People
July 15, 2001
Like father, like son Sisterly concern A big girl now Patriotic sale
Northern Ireland talks end in deadlock
July 15, 2001
Northern Ireland political leaders ended four days of crisis talks Saturday where they began, in deadlock. But the British and Irish prime ministers said they would put forward a package proposal aimed at resolving all outstanding issues and saving the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement.
Leavenworth boy runner-up in national bubble-gum contest
July 15, 2001
Chewing gum in school and just about everywhere else, for that matter finally paid off for Anna Hansen. The 10-year-old from Cape Coral won the Dubble Bubble National Bubble Blowing Contest on Saturday, turning four pieces of the pink gum into a 13-inch, breath-filled sphere.
Horoscopes
July 15, 2001
WNBA Roundup: Sparks still sizzling
Los Angeles wins eighth straight, 62-50
July 15, 2001
DeLisha Milton says defensive intensity is the key to the hottest team in the WNBA. “The secret is the intensity that we put into our defensive game,” Milton said Saturday after scoring 13 points and grabbing eight rebounds during Los Angeles’ 62-50 victory over Washington.
Little-known facts about Wimbledon champ
July 15, 2001
I know you haven’t had enough of Wimbledon winner Goran Ivanisevic, so here’s 10 more things you need to know about him: 1. He’s so superstitious that he asked his mother and girlfriend not to come to Wimbledon. “Women bring me bad luck,” he explained.
World Briefs
July 15, 2001
Mexico: Three Americans die when boat capsizes Austria: Passenger train collision leaves twenty injured Brazil: Striking police officers agree to return to work South Africa: Homeless occupy government land
Hello, Dali: Surrealist showcased at UCLA
July 15, 2001
With a long, meandering mustache that seemed to have a mind of its own, eyes wild and glaring, and a penchant for flamboyant dress, Salvador Dali was as bizarre as any of the erotic and shattering art he created.
Elvis makes appearance in Buckley’s new novel
July 15, 2001
“Elvis in the Morning” (Harcourt, 328 pages, $25) is exactly what one would expect when the grand champion of the conservative cause takes on the king of rock ‘n’ roll. William F. Buckley Jr. founder of the National Review, lip-smacking former host of “Firing Line,” erudite newspaper columnist, author of popular spy novels has concocted a breezy tale starring Elvis Presley, with cameo appearances by Richard Nixon, Barry Goldwater, Col. Tom Parker and others.
Ripken soundoff
July 15, 2001
When will Cal Ripken Jr. play his last game in Kansas City? The Baltimore Orioles third baseman and recent All-Star game MVP will face the Royals Aug. 6-9 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Births
July 15, 2001
Births: * Mr. and Mrs Weissenbach, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
7-15 Bruce column
July 15, 2001
As tornado and hail season continues, the warning sirens have — luckily — not yet sounded. However, several severe storms have rolled through the area, leaving downed limbs and toppled trees. Here are a few tips for cleanup after a night of high winds and heavy rain.
Business briefcase front Sunday
July 15, 2001
MANAGEMENT Wal-Mart’s top job leads list
Massachusetts celebrates motorcycle centennial
July 15, 2001
Champion bicycle racers Oscar Hedstron and George Hendee launched America’s love affair with the open road on May 24, 1901, when the country’s first motorcycle rumbled through Springfield’s streets.
Sunday datebook
July 15, 2001
TODAY All summer: Adolescent (ages 12-17) 3-dose hepatitis B series, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine, Suite B, 843-0721. Fee charged.
World Briefs
July 15, 2001
Iraq : Train service to Turkey resumes Cuba: Museum to open exhibit on Elian Tokyo: Flight to L.A. makes emergency landing
Sense for Seniors
July 15, 2001
Sense for Seniors
July 15, 2001
While the sultry days of summer are upon us, so are risks of heat-related illnesses, especially for seniors. Temperatures above 85 degrees for three or more consecutive days can pose heat-related dangers. People most at risk for heat illnesses include the elderly, small children and those taking certain kinds of medicine.
Lloyd Wayne Green
July 15, 2001
Fishing Report
July 15, 2001
(Latest update in parentheses) CLINTON LAKE (July 10) — Water 79 degrees, clear and 1.4 feet above normal pool. Channel catfish good on a variety of baits including crawdads, minnows, livers, stinkbait and worms. Many are being caught off of clay points or on mudflats. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at about 12 feet off channel or other structure. Walleye good trolling crankbaits on flats. White Hellbenders and Rattletraps working well. Some are being caught drifting jig and nightcrawler.
Fishing Report
July 15, 2001
Search warrants challenged in killings
July 15, 2001
Attorneys for John E. Robinson Sr. filed three motions Friday to challenge the validity of search warrants used to find evidence in the multiple murder case. Robinson, 57, of Olathe, is charged in Kansas with capital murder in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found last summer in sealed metal barrels on property he owned in Linn County.
Hepatitis A outbreak remains untraced
July 15, 2001
The 47 people in Reno County who have been diagnosed with hepatitis A in the last eight months didn’t all get the virus from the same person or place, health officials say. Health officials came to Reno County in June to try to determine a possible source of the virus.
Bribery case documents demanded
July 15, 2001
The Reno County Commission wants a judge to force MgtGp Inc. to turn over documents about its relationship with Sheriff Larry Leslie, who is accused of accepting bribes from the contractor.
Former mayor sentenced
July 15, 2001
Former Basehor Mayor John Pfannenstiel was sentenced to a year of probation for having sex with three inmates at the prison where he was a guard. Pfannenstiel, who has denied any wrongdoing, remained optimistic about an appeal after his sentencing Friday.
State Brief
July 15, 2001
Hays city manager Johnson County-bound
Oskaloosans unite to celebrate 100 years
July 15, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess At 100 years, the Old Settler’s Reunion refuses to grow old. Just ask Whitney Artman, 10, and Kylie Shufflebarger, 9, who won the three-legged race in the fourth- and fifth-grade category.”When you come, you’ve got to have fun,” Shufflebarger said of the weekend event. And the key to winning the three-legged race? “We were fast, and we did teamwork,” Artman said.
Summer of Mercy’ attracts hundreds
July 15, 2001
Arms outstretched, a couple dozen abortion protesters knelt Saturday night on the sidewalk in front of a Wichita abortion clinic and prayed. Their chorus of “Amazing Grace” was soon drowned out by several dozen abortion rights demonstrators who crowded around them, chanting: “Not the church, not the state, women must decide their fate.”
Argyle Virginia Jones
July 15, 2001
Tropicana 400: Passing could be a problem
NASCAR drivers not sure how new Chicagoland Speedway will handle today
July 15, 2001
The big question going into the inaugural Winston Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway is whether anybody will be able to pass. “Right now, it’s just one groove,” said Todd Bodine, who starts from the pole today in the Tropicana 400. “We’ve seen it at a lot of our new race tracks. The first race or first race and a half or two races are pretty much one groove.”
Kroger 225: Riggs rallies late to win truck race
July 15, 2001
Series leader Scott Riggs passed pole-sitter Jack Sprague with nine laps left and went on to win the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Kroger 225 on Saturday night. Sprague, who led much of the race, passed Riggs to regain the lead on lap 140, but dropped behind on the following lap when his truck developed engine problems.
Sam’s Club-Hills Bros 300: Johnson claims first Busch Series race
July 15, 2001
A two-tire stop and a mistake by Ryan Newman helped Jimmie Johnson become a first-time Busch Series winner Saturday in the Sam’s Club-Hills Bros 300. Johnson, winning in his 57th start, came into the pits in third and, thanks to the strategy by crew chief Tony Liberati, rolled back onto the 1.5-mile tri-oval at new Chicagoland Speedway in front of the field.
On the record
July 15, 2001
Area briefs
July 15, 2001
Lawrence Memorial Hospital offers infant/child CPR course Ottawa presents flood exhibit
Camacho denies Duran
July 15, 2001
It wasn’t so much a fight for the ages as of the ages. In a bout that seemed to feature as much clutching as punching, Hector Camacho used a steady mix of right jabs to set up his left hook in a unanimous 12-round decision over 50-year-old Roberto Duran on Saturday night.
Youth movement hurts NBA
Pro game being diluted by abundance of teen-agers from college, abroad
July 15, 2001
By Bill Mayer For years, baseball’s New York Yankees spent big money and employed good scouts and tutors for a farm system that steadily produced world championship-caliber players. Owner Tom Yawkey of the Boston Red Sox meanwhile wasted countless bucks and drove himself nutty trying to buy talent to overcome the Yank assembly line.
Chicago waiting on McGriff’s decision
July 15, 2001
Chicago Cubs manager Don Baylor has a lineup card with Fred McGriff’s name on it, just in case. The McGriff Watch continued Saturday, with the first baseman still debating whether to agree to a deal that would send him to Chicago.
National League Roundup: Jackson’s broken-bat slam lifts Padres
July 15, 2001
Damian Jackson hit a broken-bat grand slam in the sixth inning as San Diego rallied from three runs down to beat Houston, 8-6, Saturday night. Mark Kotsay continued to hit well against the Astros, going 2-for-5 with a two-run homer.
Interleague Roundup: Ripken rips pair
Orioles legend a hit with Braves fans
July 15, 2001
Cal Ripken knows how to say goodbye. The retiring Orioles star homered twice in his final regular-season game at Turner Field, getting a standing ovation each time from Atlanta Braves fans even though he gave Baltimore a 4-1 victory over the home team Saturday night.
Leawood golfer reaches finals
July 15, 2001
Marty Sallaz of Leawood and Chip Stewart of Dallas will meet for the Trans-Mississippi Championship today at the Kansas City Country Club. In the semifinals Saturday, Sallaz birdied the 16th and 17th holes, then halved the 18th to gain a 1-up victory over former Kansas University golfer Len Johnsen Jr., also of Leawood.
Raiders sweep
July 15, 2001
Carl Brooks probably had to ice down his arm Saturday night following a doubleheader against Junction City. Brooks, head coach and third base coach for the Lawrence Raiders, saw his team score early and often in sweeping the twinbill, 9-1 and 15-1.
For garden excitement, plant in containers
July 15, 2001
Apartment dwellers and others needn’t feel out of the gardening loop. With a few containers, people with limited space can garden as enthusiastically as those with sunny suburban yards.
Goosen leading Scottish Open
U.S. Open winner has three-stroke lead after round of 66
July 15, 2001
Retief Goosen’s confidence has never been greater since winning the U.S. Open last month at Southern Hills. His game isn’t too bad, either. That combination was on display Saturday at the Scottish Open, where Goosen responded to every great shot with one of his own and closed out a 5-under-par 66 with a birdie on the final hole to take a three-stroke lead at Loch Lomond.
Wreckage of plane examined in Missouri
July 15, 2001
Investigators were focusing Saturday on bad weather or a lack of fuel as possible causes in a plane crash that killed the pilot and all five passengers. The private plane, a Beechcraft E-55 Baron, crashed into a garage early Friday. Two men inside the home escaped injury.
Multiply, then divide
July 15, 2001
Joy Martin, owner of Hickory Ridge Gardens south of Lawrence, is an experienced daylily grower. “Daylilies can easily be divided now if care is taken to water (them) well,” she said.
Brothel’s glitzy plan stirs brouhaha in Nevada
July 15, 2001
In Beatty, the Angel’s Ladies brothel throws a big barbecue every year for the whole town. Just down the road, in Crystal, the owner of the three houses of prostitution bought the town an ambulance.
Four killed in shooting in rural Vermont community
July 15, 2001
A man was charged Saturday with shooting and killing four people, police said. The motive remained a mystery. Doug Provost, 34, of Fairfax, was arrested Saturday on four counts of first-degree murder, police said.
Prosecutor reassessing state trial for Terry Nichols
July 15, 2001
More than two years after an Oklahoma prosecutor filed murder charges against bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, a new district attorney is expressing his biggest doubts to date about whether the case will move forward.
Travel briefs
July 15, 2001
Discovery Cove plans expansion Israel to develop baptism site Isles offer a bit of England, France
Finding the grandest sand
Hawaii again tops oceanographer’s annual ranking of best U.S. beaches
July 15, 2001
Nine years after it was smashed, swamped and pockmarked with debris, Poipu Beach has rebounded to be named the best beach in America. The popular sun-and-fun spot on the south end of Kauai in the Hawaiian islands won the top rating in the annual survey by “Dr. Beach,” a pseudonym for a Florida oceanographer.
Astronauts begin spacewalk to install $164 million passageway
July 15, 2001
Two astronauts floated out of space shuttle Atlantis late Saturday to install a $164 million passageway for spacewalkers on the international space station. Michael Gernhardt and James Reilly II got started an hour late on their spacewalk, which followed a successful dress rehearsal of the big event.
Second septuplet taken off ventilator
July 15, 2001
A second baby among the nation’s latest septuplets was taken off a ventilator Saturday, with medical teams continuing to keep them all under a close watch in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Gardeners make temple offering
Sales of Asian vegetables help rebuild Buddhist temples
July 15, 2001
The path through the New England woods by a beaver pond opens into a scene from another continent as women no longer young laugh and chatter, stooping to tend the delicate sprouts of water grass and exotic melon vines climbing woven wood trellis. Meet the Khmer Growers of Western Massachusetts four Cambodian sisters and their friends who are raising money to rebuild the Buddhist temples in their homeland by growing the vegetables they know best.
China convicts, expels American professor
Li Shaomin found guilty of spying for Taiwan
July 15, 2001
China convicted an American business professor Saturday of spying for Taiwan and then ordered him deported, apparently trying to remove an irritant in relations with Washington. Li Shaomin’s conviction came a day after Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics a contrast that highlighted the communist government’s mixed feelings about opening to the outside world.
Philippine government says crackdown on Muslim extremists continues
July 15, 2001
The Philippine government promised Saturday to tighten its crackdown on the Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf, but some officials questioned whether suspects’ rights were being trampled.
Fans fail miserably in tapping All Stars
While struggling superstars are selected, lesser-known success stories are neglected
July 15, 2001
There has got to be a better way to select the WNBA All-Star teams and still make fans, players and coaches happy. While Monday’s game at TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando sold out on Friday reaching its 16,906 ticket cap, the state of women’s basketball is still struggling to reach the next level. Fan ignorance isn’t helping matters.
Queen for a July day
Clumps of carefree daylilies thrive under summer sun
July 15, 2001
By Carol Boncella If it’s July, it must be daylily time. These wonderful perennials peak during this summer month. Indeed, daylilies are one of those plants that gardeners are always thankful to have. Easy to grow, they do just fine in poor soil. These utterly beautiful plants thrive in the sun, yet can take a fair amount of shade; they live a long time and multiply over the years.
At whatever cost, Cataraft bargain
July 15, 2001
Three summers ago I lent someone my belly boat. I can’t remember who for the life of me, so I decided it’s time to replace it. For the uninitiated, a belly boat is an inner tube with a cloth seat in the middle where the angler sits with legs dangling in the water. Some have backrests, gear pockets and even an electric trolling motor mount (no fooling).
Study shows breeding duck decline for second straight year
July 15, 2001
For the second straight year, breeding duck populations declined from the record high reached in 1999. Dry habitat conditions in western Canada and the northwest U.S. likely contributed to a slightly lower population of breeding ducks this spring, according to preliminary results from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual spring aerial surveys.
Stranded fishermen stunned when passing boat refused to help
July 15, 2001
The code of the wild is simple. When someone is in trouble, you help. It goes beyond courtesy. It is a moral imperative. If someone is lost, you help. If someone is out of food, you help. If someone is broken down, you help.
Angler longs for Kansas lakes
Ex-Lawrence resident struggles to catch bass in Texas
July 15, 2001
By Ned Kehde There won’t be as many largemouth bass caught in northeast Kansas this summer as there were in summers past. It’s not because a horrible disease has afflicted our fish. It’s because Kevin Davis has left town.
Select a vacation home for fun, not potential investment return
July 15, 2001
Let’s dream for a minute. If you had all the money you could possibly need, where would you live? For me, it’s simple: all over the place. I’d want a place in the Southern Hemisphere, for sailing, swimming and cycling in February. Then there would be a place in Maine or Idaho, and a swank apartment in some sophisticated city.
New class to help women manage money
July 15, 2001
With two years of classes at Smith College still ahead of her, Rosy Fynn already is thinking about retirement.Smith believes other young women should be thinking about it, too. For the first time in its 130-year history, the elite women’s college will offer courses this fall on a topic administrators say is particularly important for women: the basics of money management.
Fashion briefs
July 15, 2001
Wise wardrobes offer a hint of sophistication Author offers tips to slim silhouette
Pregnant women expect more style
July 15, 2001
You used to be able to spot a pregnant woman a mile away. And it wasn’t her protruding belly that gave her away it was the Peter Pan collars, trapeze tops and tent-like dresses she used as her “wardrobe” that instantly told of her condition. But then stretch fabric was born, and it changed everything. Maternity clothes no longer had to be the biggest, most amorphous shapes that fit over a woman’s head.
Imagination Workshop’ set for TV debut
July 15, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess A popular radio comedy show will be making different waves this fall on television. “The Imagination Workshop,” KANU-FM 91.5’s sketch-comedy show taped two live performances Saturday for a three-part public television series. “We’re videotaping the radio show, and we’re all kind of wondering how it’s going to work,” said Kip Niven, one of the actors.
Theatre stages a wedding to remember
Audience members get into the act at ‘Tony n’ Tina’s‘ nutty nuptials
July 15, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Picture tacky bridesmaid dresses that are 10 times worse than you’ve seen at any wedding. Add the boisterous in-laws, the bride’s fussy mother and the couple who just wants to enjoy the evening and you wind up with a hilarious play. The Lawrence Community Theatre is planning a second run of “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” a production that also will serve as the theater’s major fund-raiser.
Atlas lists birds found in Kansas
July 15, 2001
By Dave Ranney For Kansans who are serious about their bird watching, “Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas” is the hottest thing since painted buntings started hanging out at Clinton Lake. Published by the University Press of Kansas, the atlas offers a thorough look at the 203 species from the common mourning dove to the rare Cerulean warbler found or heard within the state during the summers of 1992 through 1997.
Postal Service loves Lucy
July 15, 2001
The U.S. Postal Service is honoring Lucille Ball (1911-1989) with a 34-cent stamp as part of the “Legends of Hollywood” series. The stamp art is based on a 1955 photograph of the actress. The Lucille Ball stamp is scheduled to be issued next year, and joins stamps in the series honoring Marilyn Monroe (1995), James Dean (1996), Humphrey Bogart (1997), Alfred Hitchcock (1998), James Cagney (1999) and Edward G. Robinson (2000).
Custody argument borders on frivolous
July 15, 2001
Arts notes
July 15, 2001
Ottawa museum hangs Flood of ‘51 exhibit Amelia Earhart Festival kicks off Friday
KC Blues and Jazz Festival offers three stages of entertainment
July 15, 2001
The Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival will be Friday through July 22 at Liberty Memorial in Penn Valley Park, 26th and Main streets.
School failures showing up at crime scene
July 15, 2001
By Dave Barry The Miami Herald Our educational system is failing. Our schools are producing students who are to quote from the conclusion of an 858-page report recently issued by a distinguished blue-ribbon Presidential Task Force On Educational Quality “stupid.”
Enough ‘nationals’
July 15, 2001
Wage issue
July 15, 2001
Procreation rights in question
July 15, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr., The Miami Herald If David Oakley fathers another child, he could go to prison. The Wisconsin Supreme Court said so just last week. That fact notwithstanding, it’s hard to see why he would even want another kid. Thirty-four-year-old Oakley, of Manitowoc, about 75 miles north of Milwaukee, already has nine children, ages 3 to 16, by four mothers.
Bush education plan is in trouble
July 15, 2001
By David Broder, Washington Post Writers Group Although few people outside the White House seem to realize it, President Bush’s cherished education reform plan is in trouble. After passing both the House and Senate with big, bipartisan majorities, it is stuck in a conference committee of the two chambers, facing serious policy and political problems.
View of history
July 15, 2001
The beauty of Kansas University’s historic central campus is worth a little extra effort. No matter what else they remember about Kansas University, almost any visitor or student recalls the beauty of the Mount Oread campus. The well-maintained historical buildings, the beautiful trees and flower beds and the striking vision of the Campanile over Memorial Stadium all contribute to a favorable mental image of KU.
Cubs’ fans have reason to cheer again
July 15, 2001
They are scattered all across this great land, proud members of the Emil Verban Society, dedicated fans of the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs being the Cubs, the fans don’t have it easy. Never have, probably never will. Easy is rooting for the Yankees and their 26 World Series championships. Try rooting for a team whose last championship came when Theodore Roosevelt was president.
Roger Hill Invitational Swim Meet: Practice pays for Morford twins
July 15, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus The Morford twins Amanda and Megan grew up with the Lawrence Aquahawks. Since they were 9 years old, the two girls made weekly trips often more than three times a week from nearby Baldwin to Lawrence to become two of the most dedicated members in the swimming club.
Royals’ skid history - Royals 7, Pirates 4
KC dons Monarchs uniforms, halts nine-game losing streak
July 15, 2001
The Kansas City Royals found a way to end their longest losing streak of the season they pretended they were another team. Carlos Beltran homered and drove in four runs and the Royals, scoring for the first time since the All-Star break, ended a nine-game losing streak by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-4, Saturday.
Local briefs
July 15, 2001
Research facility teaches children about life on farm Bayer Research Park in Stilwell is offering opportunities for young people to learn more about farming. Above, Alex Janssen, 3, makes friends recently with a sheep in the livestock tent at the park. Janssen was one of more than 500 children who spent time learning about agriculture and animals through hayrides, a corn maze, science experiments, livestock and crops. __________________________ Philanthropy: MS Society registering cyclists for annual tour Topeka The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is now registering cyclists for the 2001 Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour. The tour will take cyclists through 150 miles of Kansas countryside and area lakes to raise money to fight multiple sclerosis. It will begin at 7 a.m. Sept. 15 at Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, and will end Sept. 16 at Southwest Junior High School in Lawrence. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will have free training rides in Topeka and Lawrence for all participants. Registration for the tour is $35 until Aug. 24; after that, the cost increases to $50. Participants are required to raise a minimum of $150 in pledges, which will go toward multiple sclerosis research and providing programs for people affected by the disease in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. For more information about participation or volunteering for the tour, call the society at (785) 272-5292 or (800) 745-7148, or register online at www.nmsskc. org. __________________________ Politics: Lawrence senator appointed chairwoman for committee Topeka Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, will serve as chairwoman on the Special Committee on Commercial/Financial Institutions and Insurance, a summer interim committee. The committee, made of five senators and eight representatives, will study issues such as the Public Adjusters Licensing Act and the Uniform Prescription Drug Information Card Act, and review consolidation of Medicaid and Healthwave. __________________________ 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 four locations: Site Service Station, 946 E. 23rd St.; Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue; Presta Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St.; and Jayhawk Food Mart, 701 W. Ninth 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.
3 properties nominated for historic registry
July 15, 2001
By Joel Mathis Three Lawrence properties are awaiting designation to the National Register of Historic Places and a new city document could open the door for more such listings. The properties are Bailey Hall on the Kansas University campus; the former Eugene and Lucinda Goodrich house at 1711 Mass.; and the former Witter McCurdy house at 909 W. Sixth St.
Provider battles money woes
Regular audits could remedy effects of privatization, legislators say
July 15, 2001
By Dave Ranney Three weeks after one of the state’s largest providers of foster care services filed bankruptcy, a second provider says it’s struggling to pay its bills on time. “We feel this is a temporary condition,” said Bob Hartman, president and CEO at Kansas Children’s Service League. “We are financially healthy. This is not a repeat of the Youthville situation.” United Methodist Youthville filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy June 22, owing more than $1 million to subcontractors. Fearing the Kansas Children’s Service League also was headed into a financial hole, several subcontractors alerted the Journal-World to the agency’s payment problems.
Lives forever changed by skywalk collapse
July 15, 2001
Sally Firestone went to the Friday night tea dance with three friends after work. She was all dolled up, standing on a suspended walkway at the Hyatt Regency downtown, enjoying a dance contest in the hotel lobby below. The last thing she remembers is hearing a loud “crack.”
20 years hasn’t healed Hyatt wounds
Lawrence resident’s lesson from tragedy: ‘Enjoy your parents while you have them’
July 15, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Twenty years after her parents were killed in the Hyatt Regency skywalk calamity, Laurie McLane-Higginson still keeps a storage tub full of press clippings about the accident. “That kind of stuff is important,” she said. “You just kind of hang on to it and know that it’s there.” Along with photos and memories, McLane-Higginson uses the articles to connect her children with their grandparents, William and Betty Hall McLane of Prairie Village.
Drug convictions blocking more college financial aid
July 15, 2001
A ban on giving federal aid to college students with drug convictions could mean more than 34,000 people will be denied loans and grants in the coming school year more than triple those turned away in 2000-01. The increase reflects a clarification in the U.S. Education Department’s aid application, which screens for people with drug records.
Missile test a success, Pentagon says
July 15, 2001
A missile interceptor soared into the skies Saturday over a tiny Pacific isle and destroyed its target, a mock nuclear warhead traveling through space, the Pentagon said. It was the Bush administration’s first test of the “hit-to-kill” technology it hopes will become a key element of a missile defense network.
Route 66 alive, a kick at 75
Historic road makes short pass through Kansas
July 15, 2001
By Mike Yoder In the time it takes to listen to five swinging versions of “(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66,” you can drive the historic highway’s entire Kansas route. Lost in the lyrics of the Bobby Troup classic between “you go through St. Looey, Joplin, Missouri, and Oklahoma City is mighty pretty…” are 13.2 Kansas miles of U.S Highway 66, a short curve in America’s fabled, two-lane Main Street.
Help for life’s challenges
Lawrence woman offers post-divorce advice
July 15, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lynate Pettengill understands the raw emotion felt by parents and children in the midst of divorce. Five years ago, Pettengill and her husband ended their marriage. Their 2-year-old son, Ethan, was caught in the crossfire. “It was the worst experience,” Pettengill said.
To keep the peace, make a game of family travel
July 15, 2001
“Are we there yet?” It’s the age-old question dreaded by parents and asked insistently by children that seems to come up on every single trip. Often strapped into the back seats of cars, or dragging heavy backpacks around airport and bus terminals, it seems there’s not much for children to do but ask then ask again.
Man finds power in living ‘off the grid’
July 15, 2001
By Jim Baker In a time when much of the nation is concerned with growing energy consumption and cost, Bob Anderson is the picture of conservation and self-sufficiency. Anderson, 59, lives in a small A-frame house he built near Ozawkie, about a half mile from Perry Lake. His home does not have central air conditioning or heat. In his words, Anderson lives completely “off the grid,” which means he doesn’t use electricity or gas from utility companies to light, heat or cool his home.
Depression-era dolls bring history to life
July 15, 2001
By Jim Baker During the Depression years, President Franklin Roosevelt tried to jump-start the nation’s economy with vast public projects that employed thousands of Americans who desperately needed jobs. But his Works Progress Administration commonly referred to as “WPA” supported the arts and education, too, in many projects that are less recognized and less remembered today.
Music for the masses
Designers hope to help festival-goers find their own beat
July 15, 2001
By Jim Baker It doesn’t look like a typical musical instrument or, for that matter, like something that makes music at all. But a new contraption made by three men two from Lawrence and one from near McLouth is designed to be drummed, banged and thumped by thousands of people at the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival next weekend in Penn Valley Park, Kansas City, Mo.
British Grand Prix: Schumacher secures pole
July 15, 2001
Although Michael Schumacher can make history with his 51st Formula One victory, he’ll be thinking about another number today in the British Grand Prix. “There are still 70 points available this season,” Schumacher said after winning the pole Saturday.