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Lawrence area under heat advisory
Heat indices to climb past 105
July 17, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 6:14 p.m.) It’s hot outside so hot and oppressive that the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory today through Wednesday for the Lawrence area and the eastern half of Kansas.
Washington Post executive Katharine Graham dies
July 17, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 1:05 p.m.) Katharine Graham, who deftly steered The Washington Post through the tumult of the Pentagon papers and Watergate and built it into a leading force in American journalism, died Tuesday. She was 84.
Stem cell debate more muddled
July 17, 2001
Is it only a week since I sat back in my easy chair and watched the civil war erupt between the old pro-life allies? The fissure was over embryonic stem cell research. At issue was — and still is — whether the government should fund the use of leftover frozen embryos for promising research to cure some very lethal diseases.
s close
July 17, 2001
Dow Industrials —66.94, 10,472.12
Chenowith struggles in pro debut
July 17, 2001
Former Kansas center Eric Chenowith had a rough professional debut on Monday night. Chenowith, a 7-footer from Villa Park, Calif., missed six of seven shots, scoring five points with two rebounds in the Knicks’ 72-65 summer league loss to the Celtics. Fellow second round pick Michael Wright had six points on 2-of-6 shooting with six boards.
Breakout with transportation plans
July 17, 2001
Transportation planning Two more meetings on updates to the city’s long-range transportation plan are scheduled for today: at noon in Wal-Mart’s “green” room, 3300 Iowa; and at 6:30 p.m. in the Baldwin public library, 800 Seventh St.
Births
July 17, 2001
Becky Bell and Steve Huff, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Bart Baska, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
Tales of home improvement
July 17, 2001
Whole industries feed off home renovation. Countless books, magazines, TV shows and Web sites are devoted to it. A column would be utterly superfluous. It might also be my ticket back to sanity. This is the story of a week in the life of an 85-year-old house. Actually, everything was fine until we began our home improvement. We were fond of the old place. We found its eccentricities charming. Then the neighbors sold their house, at a price that made jaws drop all around our block. And we thought about a few projects we’d always considered. Some long-standing problems here and there. And — well, we got a line of credit on our mortgage and jumped in with both feet.
Correction pelvic
July 17, 2001
Information in a story on pelvic floor dysfunction in Saturday’s paper was unclear. Doing Kegel exercises while urinating does not lead to serious bladder control problems, according to registered physical therapist Rita Hoffman. If the patient already has a dysfunctional voiding pattern, doing Kegel exercises while urinating can make the condition worse.
Baylor dismisses Simmons
July 17, 2001
Baylor sophomore linebacker Anthony Simmons was dismissed from the team Monday for violating team policy. Coach Kevin Steele didn’t disclose the nature of the violation. Simmons, of New Bern, N.C., was projected as a starter this season.
Bomb injures officer at G-8 site
July 17, 2001
A letter bomb blew up in the hands of a police officer Monday, seriously wounding him and fueling fears of violence at a summit that will bring world leaders to Genoa this week.
News briefs
July 17, 2001
Pollution review sought West Nile virus confirmed Flag issue rises again Volcano increases activity
Horoscopes
July 17, 2001
Nation briefs
July 17, 2001
Indian tribes cut from tobacco accord USS Monitor’s engine raised Blaze destroys abortion clinic Accused church bomber ruled incompetent
Lawrence briefs
July 17, 2001
United Way seeks award nominations Summer band to make debut Features-arts editor places in press women contest City band to present children’s concert
Lawrence alliance to capture stories of Kaw Valley life
July 17, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Voices from the Kaw Valley’s past. That’s what future Kansans will be able to hear thanks to a Lawrence group’s efforts to capture first-hand accounts of the region’s history on audio tape.
Pentagon pledges to replace B-1 with new plane
July 17, 2001
They made no guarantees, but top-ranking Pentagon officials offered reassurance Monday that another Air Force plane would replace the B-1 bomber at Wichita’s McConnell Air Force Base.
KU ‘Disorientation guide’ schools newcomers
Student-produced booklet to give freshmen local scoop on life in Lawrence
July 17, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Disorientation will make a comeback at Kansas University this fall. A group of students and community members is putting together a “Disorientation Guide” to provide freshmen and new students information on Lawrence that regular KU orientation does not cover.
Drug sale interrupted
July 17, 2001
Possible drug sale interrupted A transaction involving the sale of 42 pills believed to be Ecstasy was interrupted by a Lawrence police officer early Sunday morning.
Janet Jackson Review
July 17, 2001
kgehring@ljworld.com Fifty dollars or more is a steep price for many concertgoers these days. For a pop icon like Janet Jackson, however, the higher-than-average ticket price did not deter a relatively full house Saturday night at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. The lure of a quality show was just too hard for many people to turn down.
Dlc-kansas insert
July 17, 2001
Ten Kansas Democrats attended the DLC meeting, led by State Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius and House Minority Leader Jim Garner of Coffeyville. Also attending were state Sen. Chris Steineger of Kansas City, and state Reps. Tom Burroughs of Kansas City, Marti Crow of Leavenworth, Doug Gatewood of Columbus, Gerald Henry of Cummings, Annie Kuether of Topeka, Melvin Minor of Stafford, and Rocky Nichols of Topeka.
100 Years
July 17, 2001
On July 17, 1901, the Lawrence World stated: “That young lady, deputy sheriff out in McPherson county is good and brave and pretty and all that but she is not the first lady to hold such a position. Douglas county had a young lady deputy sheriff four years ago. So there now.”
Tuesday datebook
July 17, 2001
TODAY 8 a.m.-7 p.m.: Jefferson County Health Department immunization, blood pressure and family planning clinic, 1212 Walnut St., U.S. Highway 59, Oskaloosa, (785) 863-2447, www.jfcountyks.com/health_dept.
7-17 Should the U.S. grant residency to the 3 million illegal M
July 17, 2001
Should the federal government grant residency to the 3 million illegal Mexican aliens living in the U.S.? Steve Ballew,
6Sports report: A new position for Danny Manning?
July 17, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Danny Mannings possible position as power forward this coming season.
McGriff snubs Cubs
Slugger opts to use no-trade clause
July 17, 2001
Fred McGriff is staying with Tampa Bay. At least for now. McGriff invoked his no-trade clause Monday, scrapping a trade that would have sent him from the last-place Devil Rays to the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs.
Briefcase
July 17, 2001
U.S. gasoline prices plummetv Inventories at U.S. firms fall as sales increase IRS to start sending notices that describe refund checks Press maker’s property sold; plant to be closed in 90 days
Search for intern moves to Washington parks
July 17, 2001
On foot and horseback, police went through a Washington park on Monday looking for the remains of Chandra Levy in a place she liked to visit. They came away empty-handed, frustrated anew in the 2 1/2-month search for the former federal intern.
County wraps up 2002 budget
July 17, 2001
By Joy Ludwig After two weeks of haggling, Douglas County commissioners didn’t crunch too many more numbers during their final 2002 budget discussion Monday. That means the mill levy for Douglas County property owners likely will increase 15 percent, or about 3.5 mills, when commissioners finalize the budget in August.
Jul17-40
July 17, 2001
For the seventh straight year, Lawrence High School’s cheerleaders captured first place at the famed Oklahoma University Short Course. More than 500 girls took part and Lawrence again took top honors. Leading the local team were Clarice Richardson, Carol Eller, Gaylene Williamson, Jacque Brahler and Gwen Stuart. School District 100 approved by a 77-0 vote a $190,000 bond issue for a new school. The school was to serve the White, Burnette, Bismarck and Oak Ridge sections and construction was to begin soon.
Alliance hopes to document voices of Kaw Valley
July 17, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Voices from the Kaw Valley’s past.
BRIEF - United Way award nominations
July 17, 2001
United Way seeks award nominations
7-20 LMH offers couple massage classes
July 17, 2001
LMH offers couples massage classes Couples can learn how to relax at Couples Massage classes from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
WNBA All-Star Notebook: President Ackerman says league thriving
July 17, 2001
WNBA president Val Ackerman said the worldwide exposure of the All-Star game is proof that the league is thriving. “The game is being televised to almost 170 countries by 46 separate telecasters in 23 different languages, so there is great interest out there in the WNBA and our sport,” Ackerman said.
Leslie lifts West to victory
Sparks standout scores 20, claims WNBA All-Star MVP award
July 17, 2001
Just as Los Angeles is dominating the WNBA this season, the Sparks’ Lisa Leslie dominated the All-Star game. Leslie, broke her own WNBA All-Star game record with 20 points and added nine rebounds to lead the Western Conference to an 80-72 victory over the Eastern Conference and earn MVP honors Monday night.
Band run-in results in firing
July 17, 2001
A Northern Illinois assistant football coach who ordered members of the team to run through a drum corps that was practicing at Huskie Stadium was fired Monday. School officials said strength and conditioning coach John Binkowski was angry over a stadium scheduling conflict with the practicing Capitol Regiment drum corps.
Tales of home improvement
July 17, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Whole industries feed off home renovation. Countless books, magazines, TV shows and Web sites are devoted to it. A column would be utterly superfluous. It might also be my ticket back to sanity. This is the story of a week in the life of an 85-year-old house.
Stem cell debate gets more muddled
July 17, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe Is it only a week since I sat back in my easy chair and watched the civil war erupt between the old pro-life allies? The fissure was over embryonic stem cell research. At issue was and still is whether the government should fund the use of leftover frozen embryos for promising research to cure some very lethal diseases.
Water hazard
July 17, 2001
J-W Editorials The same as on the road, operating a boat while consuming alcohol is a dangerous and illegal proposition. Once again, we have a reminder of the dangers of mixing boating and alcohol. Officials have revealed that a Kansas man who was operating a boat when it capsized, killing four people, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.105 when tested after the accident. That just exceeds the legal limit of 0.10 in Colorado, where the accident occurred.
s burglar sentenced
July 17, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A Lawrence man found guilty last month of burglarizing and attempting to rob a Wendy’s restaurant was sentenced to more than four years in prison.
Manning holds camp/notes
July 17, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com It looks as if Danny Manning made the right decision to suspend operations of his summer basketball camp for a year.
eacute
July 17, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kevin Pritchard is looking for work.
Sunflower games - Graves
July 17, 2001
SPORTS EVENT Graves to attend races
Business briefcase for Tuesday
July 17, 2001
Gas prices plummet across the nation
s stock soars ––— ghghgh
July 17, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com With friends like Devin McAnderson, who needs egos?
Soundoff
July 17, 2001
According to the 2000 Census, which county in Kansas has the fewest residents? That would be Greeley County, population 1,534. But Wallace and Comanche counties, population 1,749 and 1,967, aren’t far behind.
New services, new name: Sunflower Broadband
July 17, 2001
By Mark Fagan Cable television, high-speed Internet, digital cable and beginning later this year local and long-distance telephone services in Lawrence all have a new name. Sunflower Broadband.
Judge delays sentencing in Perry beating case
July 17, 2001
By Mike Belt A two-year-old case involving the beating and robbery of an elderly Perry man gained a new twist Monday. The sentencing of Timothy James, Lawrence, convicted last month for his part in the crime, was delayed by Jefferson County Judge Gary Nafziger.
Hiatus helps Manning’s camp
After taking off last summer, ex-Jayhawk lures more than 200 youths
July 17, 2001
By Gary Bedore It looks as if Danny Manning made the right decision to suspend operations of his summer basketball camp for a year. After last summer’s hiatus, Manning’s camp returned to Sport2Sport on Monday with the number of youths at an all-time high.
Downey not out under new law
Actor to go to Malibu rehab, not jail, under Proposition 36
July 17, 2001
Actor Robert Downey Jr. became the first high-profile beneficiary of Proposition 36 on Monday, avoiding prison by pleading no contest to drug charges stemming from his November arrest at a Palm Springs resort.
Only tough action will bring end to in-law invasion
July 17, 2001
County backs off 31st St. route
July 17, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Two of three Douglas County commissioners Monday expressed support for abandoning a one-mile section of 31st Street, if that will advance construction of the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway. The roadway, between Louisiana Street and Haskell Avenue, should only be vacated to make room for the trafficway along a 32nd or maybe 35th Street alignment, commissioners said.
Sidewalks lacking, planners told
Pedestrian travel encourages more use of buses, official says
July 17, 2001
By Joel Mathis More sidewalks. That was one message traffic planners heard at noon Monday during a public meeting at Holcom Park Recreation Center on updates to the city’s long-range transportation plan.
Newspaper executive still critical after fall
July 17, 2001
Katharine Graham, who helped build The Washington Post into one of the country’s top newspapers, was unconscious and in critical condition Monday with a head injury after tumbling on a concrete walkway.
County wraps up 2002 budget
July 17, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com After two weeks of haggling, Douglas County commissioners didn’t crunch too many more numbers during their final 2002 budget discussion Monday.
County mulls vacating 31st St ––— Commissioners discuss South Lawrence Trafficway options
July 17, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Two of three Douglas County commissioners Monday expressed support for abandoning a one-mile section of 31st Street, if that will advance construction of the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Sentencing delayed in beatings case
July 17, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A two-year-old case involving the beating and robbery of an elderly Perry man gained a new twist Monday.
People
July 17, 2001
Setting priorities Shift change Idol chatter Political push
Chenowith struggles in pro debut
July 17, 2001
Former Kansas center Eric Chenowith had a rough professional debut on Monday night. Chenowith, a 7-footer from Villa Park, Calif., missed six of seven shots, scoring five points with two rebounds in the New York Knicks’ 72-65 summer league loss to the Celtics.
Ex-Jayhawk Pritchard shopping resume
With future of ABA2000 in doubt, KC Knights coach ‘entertaining other coaching offers’
July 17, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kevin Pritchard is looking for work. The 33-year-old former Kansas University point guard enjoyed coaching the ABA2000 Kansas City Knights last season, but the team and entire league might be out of business soon.
Water hazard
July 17, 2001
The same as on the road, operating a boat while consuming alcohol is a dangerous — and illegal — proposition. Once again, we have a reminder of the dangers of mixing boating and alcohol.
6Sports report: Tickets to NBA exhibition game are going quick
July 17, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the quick sales of tickets to the NBA exhibition game taking place at Allen Fieldhouse.
6Sports report: Swimmers break in the new aquatic center
July 17, 2001
James Sido reports on this weekends Roger Hill Swim Meet that took place at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Armstrong eager for Alps
Defending champ in 23rd place overall
July 17, 2001
Lance Armstrong arrived at the foot of the Alps, where he began to take command in winning the Tour de France the last two years. The Texan finished in 32nd place Monday in the ninth stage, 24 seconds behind winner Sergei Ivanov of Russia.
L.A.’s Brown likely out four weeks
July 17, 2001
Los Angeles Dodgers pitching ace Kevin Brown has a severe sprain in his pitching elbow, and will be sidelined at least four weeks. “The club is optimistic that Kevin will be on the mound sometime in August,” team spokesman John Olguin said in announcing the extent of an injury Brown sustained a day earlier.
Baseball Briefs
July 17, 2001
Alderson downplays pitch-count debacle Cubs make moves Rijo says he’s ready to pitch in majors M’s Martinez on DL Gwynn scratched
National League Roundup: Dodgers drop Pirates
Gagne tosses eight innings in 6-4 win
July 17, 2001
It was only one start, only one victory. Still, Eric Gagne gave the Los Angeles Dodgers just what they needed as they try to stay in the NL West race without injured ace Kevin Brown. Gagne lasted eight innings to win for the first time in nearly three months and Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer, leading the Dodgers past the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-4, Monday night for their 13th victory in 18 games.
Dad shoots wife, son
Suspect opens fire at baseball game
July 17, 2001
A man opened fire just after his son’s baseball game Monday night, killing his estranged wife and the 10-year-old boy as players and parents fled for cover. The man later killed himself, authorities said. The woman, 31, was watching the game from her car at the park in north St. Louis when she spotted her husband. She yelled for her son, but the gunman began shooting before they could escape, police said.
Stevenson focusing on hoops
Jazz guard ‘not concerned’ about case
July 17, 2001
Utah Jazz shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson, who faces a statutory rape charge in California, said Monday he’s not worried about the possibility of serving jail time. “I’m not concerned about that at all,” Stevenson said after the Jazz opened summer camp for young players and free agents. “I’m just worried about basketball. I just want to play basketball.”
Charles Wales
July 17, 2001
Artificial-heart recipient progressing
July 17, 2001
Doctors who implanted an artificial heart in a man two weeks ago said Monday they are pleased with his progress.
Royals edge punchless Cubs, 4-2
July 17, 2001
Fred McGriff is not coming to your rescue, Chicago Cubs. That means somebody anybody has to step up and provide some offense. Pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the Kansas City relievers held Chicago hitless over the last four innings as the Royals won, 4-2, Monday night.
Wooden’s stock soars
FSHS junior-to-be gains national exposure
July 17, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus With friends like Devin McAnderson, who needs egos? Mild-mannered Keith Wooden, a Free State High junior-to-be, recently returned from the prestigious Nike All-America Camp, where he played with and against the nation’s top high school talent.
Leaks, alarms hamper astronauts’work
July 17, 2001
Astronauts had to contend with water and air leaks and shrill alarms Monday while outfitting a new passageway for spacewalkers on the international space station.
Suspect killed, two Neb. officers injured
July 17, 2001
A man was shot and killed after he opened fire on police Monday during a domestic dispute, police said. Two officers were treated for injuries and released from a hospital.
Democrats promote centrist, mainstream message
July 17, 2001
Hundreds of Democrats from across the nation gathered Monday for a two-day boot camp to promote the party’s mainstream principles and celebrate some of its rising stars.
Administration downplays immigration proposal
July 17, 2001
The White House backed away Monday from the notion of an “automatic” amnesty for the more than 3 million undocumented Mexicans in the United States, but acknowledged that it will consider ways to “regularize” their status to address a festering issue with Mexico.
Cabinet members fan out to pitch Bush energy plan
July 17, 2001
A laryngitis-silenced Vice President Dick Cheney, Cabinet members and a squad of sympathetic lawmakers scattered across the nation Monday to drum up support for the Bush administration’s energy strategy. The White House cautioned against complacency over falling prices. “Because there’s been downward movement today doesn’t preclude there from being upward movement tomorrow,” White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said as administration officials took their case directly to voters. President Bush’s plan seeks to boost U.S. production of oil, gas and nuclear power.
Big Brother’ contestant had previous arrest record
July 17, 2001
The contestant thrown off CBS’ “Big Brother” last week for holding a knife to a woman’s throat had a record of three assault charges in his hometown.
Raymond Hicks
July 17, 2001
Sopranos’ sits season out
July 17, 2001
Fans of Home Box Office’s “The Sopranos” will have to wait at least until next summer for the program’s fourth season a delay that will eliminate the overall leader in this year’s Emmy Award nominations from contention in the 2002 Emmy race.
Daily ticker
July 17, 2001
Dot-com crash doesn’t reduce online use
July 17, 2001
Despite the growing junk pile of failed dot-com companies, Internet usage has held steady, a survey found.
KU touts KC connections
Chancellor supports life-sciences research between Lawrence, Kansas City
July 17, 2001
By Mark Fagan Kansas University is working to reach into the Kansas City metro area for collaborative research, business partnerships and new educational programs, KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway said. During a luncheon speech Monday to members of the Lawrence Technology Assn., Hemenway outlined a series of plans and programs intended to help bring Lawrence and Kansas City, Mo., closer together.
Earnings fears hinder stocks
Nasdaq falls nearly 3 percent on second-quarter anxiety
July 17, 2001
Technology stocks resumed their slide Monday as investors, cautious in anticipation of this week’s flood of earnings reports, collected profits from last week’s rally. The market had little reaction to upbeat results from Citigroup and Bank of America and a Commerce Department report showing flattening business inventories. Analysts said Wall Street was waiting to see whether company reports that begin this week provide any evidence that the weak economy is stabilizing.
PGA Tour gets rich TV pact
July 17, 2001
Tiger Woods’ value to golf now has another number attached to it. In deals driven largely by his popularity, the PGA Tour agreed to new TV packages that increase its take by hundreds of millions of dollars.
On the record
July 17, 2001
School board buys instruments, computers
July 17, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board didn’t miss a beat Monday approving a $68,700 request for new instruments to meet growing student interest in music education.
Abortion protesters take to streets, courtroom in Wichita
July 17, 2001
A federal judge on Monday cleared the way for anti-abortion protesters to march this week in front of an abortion clinic, ruling the city’s denial of a parade permit violated their First Amendment rights. The U.S. Attorney General’s office filed court papers urging the court to carefully consider the prohibitions imposed by Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act in making its decision.
Studies offer guides to election reform
Reports urge education, better technology
July 17, 2001
Dump punch cards and lever machines and go high-tech. Boost voter education efforts. Get rid of glitches in registration and absentee voting. Eight months after the presidential election showed the nation’s deep flaws in the way it votes, help is on the way from several election reform studies.
Interleague Roundup: Pujols propels Cards
St. Louis wins third straight, 4-3, over Twins
July 17, 2001
After dropping his second fly ball in two games, Albert Pujols more than made up for it. The St. Louis Cardinals’ rookie right fielder made a leaping catch at the wall with the bases loaded in the fourth, and his RBI single snapped an eighth-inning tie in a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
Rocket fuel polluting water, group says
Kansas is among 18 states affected by contamination
July 17, 2001
The tap water of at least 7 million Californians is contaminated with a chemical from rocket fuel, a problem that affects people in at least 17 other states, according to an environmental group’s study.
Cosmosphere selling pieces of Liberty Bell flight film
July 17, 2001
Acrylic-encased pieces of film from a camera trained on astronaut Gus Grissom during America’s second manned space flight will be sold as mementos by the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Had not all the images on the film been lost while it was submerged in the ocean for 38 years, they would have provided valuable information about what happened during the Liberty Bell 7’s flight on July 21, 1961.
Pregnant women also matter
July 17, 2001
By M.J. Andersen The Providence Journal In the waning days of last fall’s presidential campaign, Barbara and Laura Bush were dispatched to Michigan. From there they reminded the entire nation that “W stands for women,” a slogan that seemed laughable then, and became more so last week.
31st makes sense
July 17, 2001
Jordan to divulge comeback plans soon
Wizards president says speculation could become distraction for his NBA squad
July 17, 2001
Michael Jordan, conceding that speculation about his possible comeback could become a distraction to the Wizards, said Monday he is planning to steadily increase his workload and hopes to decide whether he is capable of playing again in time to allow the organization to chart its course.
Alternative answer to energy crisis
July 17, 2001
By Myriam Marquez Orlando Sentinel Sun, wind, rushing water, even corn. All hold promise to keep us living in the comfort that oil, coal or gas have made possible for centuries. But the rancorous debate over President Bush’s energy policy too often sets up the environmentally friendly alternatives to fossil fuels as a nuisance issue that was settled long ago.
Grandparents’ award upheld in wrongful death case
July 17, 2001
The state’s highest court has upheld the awarding of $55,000 to a Louisburg couple who filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of their unborn granddaughter. However, the Supreme Court split 4-3 over the case of Kenneth and Mary Jo Shelton. The dissenting justices said a lawsuit over the death of the unborn child should have been filed by her father, not the grandparents.
Wendy’s burglary brings order for prison time
July 17, 2001
By Mike Belt A Lawrence man found guilty last month of burglarizing and attempting to rob a Wendy’s restaurant was sentenced to more than four years in prison.
New director defines her role in business/education program
July 17, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Sarah Martin’s life was shaped at Eudora High School by her interaction with local businesses. Before graduating in 1997, she was active in vocational student organizations and served as a national officer for the Future Business Leaders of America.
Hero emerges from natural gas crisis
July 17, 2001
Lee Allison and the scientists he directs at the Kansas Geological Survey are earning wide praise for their work since a natural gas leak caused explosions and fires in Hutchinson. Residents of Hutchinson, officials at Kansas Gas Service and Gov. Bill Graves say Allison has been key in helping the city and the state figure out what happened in January and how to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Local briefs
July 17, 2001
Sunflower state games: Graves to attend races Gov. Bill Graves will attend the 12th annual Governor’s Cup Run and Fun Walk on Sunday at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. The event will have a 5K and 10K race, and a 5K and 1-mile fun walk. Participants can sign up for the race in front of Memorial Stadium from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday, and the competition will start about 7:30 a.m. The Governor’s Cup is one of 25 sporting events offered this year at the Sunflower State Games. The games run Friday through Sunday and from July 27 to July 29. _________________ Kansas University: Spencer Research Library closing for remodeling The Kenneth Spencer Research Library at Kansas University will be closed Friday through July 27 to complete the last phases of moving furniture, equipment and collections in conjunction with the library’s reorganization. The reorganization will result in a consolidated point of service for users of the Kansas Collection, the department of special collections and the University Archives. A new Reader Services Department on the third floor will oversee reception and reference services and an expanded, combined reading room. The University Libraries will post regular updates on progress on its Web site, www.lib.ku.edu. _________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.189 a gallon at Site Service Station, 946 E. 23rd St.If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name of the business, the address and the price. Or go to www.ljworld .com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Decomposed corpse found in vacant house
Property had a posted ‘condemned notice’ for two years, neighbor says
July 17, 2001
By Mike Belt A Lawrence City building inspector and a police officer made a startling discovery Monday afternoon when they entered a vacant house at 800 Conn. In the front room was a badly decomposed body.
Belgian named IOC president
Rogge to work on committee’s elitist image
July 17, 2001
Jacques Rogge wasted no time in showing how different his Olympic presidency will be. The Belgian surgeon and sailor won a landslide victory Monday to succeed Juan Antonio Samaranch as president of the International Olympic Committee, and then acted swiftly to break with its scandal-scarred and elitist image.
Jul17-25
July 17, 2001
Kansas University Chancellor Archie Dykes said there was a great need for steps to allow smaller communities to upgrade their health care system through working with the KU Medical Center and its personnel. There was hope for needed rain, but percentages were not high for the parched and stifling region.
Education gaps
July 17, 2001
To the editor: The reason why many students lack knowledge about historical events and prominent figures etc., is because teachers stress the local history of their own locals — as well as trips to those areas where the history took place.
Blotter
July 17, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Tuesday Best Bets
July 17, 2001
PHIFE DAWG performs with The Family Tree Tour at 7 p.m. today at The Granada, 1020 Mass. TODAY
s appointee will coordinate students with businesses
July 17, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Sarah Martin’s life was shaped at Eudora High School by her interaction with local businesses. Before graduating in 1997, she was active in vocational student organizations and served as a national officer for the Future Business Leaders of America.
s close
July 17, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.74; corn, $1.76; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.86. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.77; corn, $1.76; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.88. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.77; corn, $1.76; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.86. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.76; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.86. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.76; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.86.
KU touts KC connections ––— Chancellor supports life-sciences research between Lawrence, Kansas City
July 17, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.lawrencetech.org
Charles Wales obituary
July 17, 2001
Charles Wales Graveside services for Charles Lee Wales, 70, Lecompton, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, with military honors by American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14.
New services, new name: Sunflower Broadband
July 17, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.sunflower.com
Blotter
July 17, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Lawrence board buys instruments, computers, online
July 17, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The Lawrence school board didn’t miss a beat Monday approving a $68,700 request for new instruments to meet growing student interest in music education.
New KU student guide offers local scoop
July 17, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Disorientation will make a comeback at Kansas University this fall.
Sidewalks
July 17, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com More: www.lawrenceplanning.org
Decomposed corpse found in vacant house
July 17, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A Lawrence City building inspector and a police officer made a startling discovery Monday afternoon when they entered a vacant house at 800 Conn.
The Mag: leftover Top Music
July 17, 2001
R&B/hip-hop albums 1. “Songs In A Minor,” Alicia Keys
James Petrie obituary
July 17, 2001
James Petrie McLouth — Services for James A. Petrie, 61, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial will be at McLouth Cemetery.