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KCC orders Western Resources to halt restructuring
State agency says plan ‘contrary to the public interest’
July 20, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 5:34 p.m.) State regulators on Friday ordered Western Resources Inc., to halt a planned corporate restructuring, saying it would hurt the company’s ability to provide reliable electric service at reasonable rates.
Firefighters search for source of combustible gas
July 20, 2001
(Updated Friday at 5:44 p.m.) Lawrence firefighters were working Friday afternoon to discover the source of a combustible and toxic gas found on a routine maintenance check in the sanitary sewer system near 23rd and Alabama streets in central Lawrence.
Heat advisory issued for Lawrence area
Heat indices to rise to as high as 110
July 20, 2001
(Updated Friday at 5:44 p.m.) The National Weather Service in Topeka has again issued a heat advisory for a large area across northeast Kansas, including the Lawrence area, as temperature again climb well past 100, with high humidity.
World briefs
July 20, 2001
American rape suspect indicted in Okinawa Prime minister resigns
NBC apologizes for comedian’s racial epithet
July 20, 2001
A racial epithet that a comedian used on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” should have been removed from the broadcast, NBC said after an Asian-American watchdog group complained.
Mimi Farina, sister of Joan Baez, dies
July 20, 2001
Joan Baez’s sister Mimi Farina, an accomplished folk singer in her own right and founder of an organization that brought free live music to the sick and imprisoned, has died. She was 56.
Katharine Hepburn hospitalized
July 20, 2001
Four-time Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn underwent tests at a hospital Thursday and was expected to go home in a few days.
Blistering temperatures grip Kansas
July 20, 2001
Kansas claimed the highest temperature in the country twice this week when Fort Riley hit 111 and 110 on successive days, and with heat warnings and advisories continuing, people are coping with it as well as they can.
Judge declares mistrial in school attack plot
AG’s office discovers evidence withheld from defense attorney
July 20, 2001
A mistrial was declared Thursday in the case of a former Royal Valley High School student accused of plotting a Columbine-style attack. Jackson County District Judge Tracy Klinginsmith made the announcement after prosecutors discovered a lengthy law enforcement report that had not been disclosed to attorneys representing the defendant, Richard Bradley. Klinginsmith acted after meeting with attorneys for more than an hour in his chambers.
Abortion protests spread
July 20, 2001
While anti-abortion protesters have focused on Dr. George Tiller’s clinic, that’s not the only place for them during their Summer of Mercy Renewal campaign. The clinic has been the center of this week’s anti-abortion protests because Tiller is one of the few physicians in the nation who performs late-term abortions. But abortion opponents said Thursday they are extending their activities beyond the street fronting Tiller’s clinic.
Hepatitis A emergency declared in Reno County
July 20, 2001
A local disaster emergency has been declared in Reno County because of an outbreak of hepatitis A. Several thousand people may have been exposed to the liver disease, Joy Moser, a spokeswoman for the state Emergency Management Office in Topeka, said Thursday.
Chenowith scores two points
July 20, 2001
Former Kansas University center Eric Chenowith scored two points on 1-of-7 shooting in the New York Knicks’ 73-65 summer league loss to New Jersey on Thursday night.
Town, township talk trade
Big Springs, Lecompton Township to continue discussions
July 20, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Trade talks were in the air Thursday when members of the Lecompton Township Board of Trustees and the Big Springs Community Assn. met
Carol Wrench
July 20, 2001
State law enforcement officers sue Kansas
July 20, 2001
The Kansas Association of Public Employees, the largest public employee union in Kansas, has filed a lawsuit against the state of Kansas over the inability of all state-employed law enforcement officers to participate in the Kansas Police and Firemen’s Pension Fund.
Search under way for Liberal Arts dean
July 20, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The search is on for a new dean of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
On the record
July 20, 2001
Paige, Erica, Emily and Alden: 6Sports athletes of the week
July 20, 2001
Paige Wagner, Erica Goddard and Emily and Alden Haugh are headed to the National Equitation Championships.
American League Roundup: Thome tags two in Indians’ romp
Cleveland’s Burba earns first victory in more than five weeks
July 20, 2001
A road trip that was going poorly turned out OK for the Cleveland Indians. Jim Thome homered twice, doubled and drove in four runs, and Dave Burba won for the first time in 51/2 weeks as Cleveland beat the Chicago White Sox, 10-3, Thursday night. On Monday, the Indians were 2-3 on their swing and had lost sluggers Juan Gonzalez and Ellis Burks to injuries.
Suspect eludes dog, helicopter
July 20, 2001
By Mike Belt Authorities are continuing their search for a man who eluded police, a police helicopter and search dog for more than four hours Thursday. Lawrence Police say the man beat a woman and attacked an apartment complex manager, then fled into a cornfield in northwest Lawrence.
NFL briefs
July 20, 2001
Two draft picks agree with Chiefs Former KSU standout signs with Carolina New York Jets release Elliott again Cowboys ink top pick Pittsburgh signs corners
Fan demand soars with temperatures
July 20, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Clients of the Ballard Community Center aren’t fans of the hot weather but they are snatching up the free fans the center is offering. Andy Brown, assistant director of social services, said the center’s Fresh Air Project has provided about 25 fans to low-income residents since June. There are only a few left.
Vick starts camp as backup
NFL’s top draft pick listed behind Chandler on Atlanta’s depth chart
July 20, 2001
As Michael Vick walked off the field after his first day of training camp with the Atlanta Falcons, teammate Doug Johnson dropped off some shoulder pads. “A little gift for you to take,” Johnson admonished. “Oh, it’s starting already,” Vick said, rolling his eyes.
Raptors coaxing Olajuwon to Canada
Veteran center might leave Rockets after 17 seasons in Houston
July 20, 2001
Hakeem Olajuwon will not finish his career with the Houston Rockets if Toronto can entice him into relocating to Canada. Derek Anderson might not be playing for San Antonio next season unless the Spurs make him a better offer. On the second day that NBA free agents were allowed to sign, Thursday was marked more by posturing and leveraging than it was by dealmaking.
Rangers-Orioles doubleheader postponed
July 20, 2001
The Baltimore Orioles postponed Thursday’s day-night doubleheader against the Texas Rangers because of a train derailment near Camden Yards. The Rangers came to town Wednesday expecting to play three games, including the makeup of a May 26 rainout. The teams played the opener of Wednesday’s split doubleheader, but the nightcap was postponed when heavy, black smoke billowed above Camden Yards some 90 minutes before the scheduled 7:05 p.m. start.
Activist: Nuclear train spells trouble ahead
Toxic cargo to pass through town
July 20, 2001
By Scott Rothschild and Dave Ranney Sometime this summer, a train carrying tons of nuclear waste will roll through North Lawrence. Government officials have said the shipment is safe.
Raiders rally past O-East
July 20, 2001
Lawrence’s Raiders scored six runs in the sixth inning en route a 7-5 victory Thursday over Olathe East. Dallas Worley hit his first home run of the season, while Cameron Taylor blasted a two-run triple in the decisive sixth. Also, Troy Wingert stole home on a squeeze play. The batter missed the bunt, Wingert sliding in for a steal.
Johnsen, Harbour win
July 20, 2001
Two-time Kansas Amateur champion Len Johnsen, Jr., is beating the heat, as well as the competition in the 91st Kansas Amateur Match-Play Championship. The top-seeded Johnsen, a former Kansas University golfer, cruised past two foes Thursday to advance to Friday’s third-round match against Travis Engle of Lindsborg at Mission Hills Country Club.
Athletes invading Lawrence
Annual event in town next two weekends
July 20, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Billed as the largest amateur athletic competition in Kansas, the 12th annual Sunflower State Games is set for this weekend at 23 venues across the city. Games will run today through Sunday and also next weekend. The 25-sport festival is expected to draw about 7,000 entries for the two weekends. “Some people feel like it’s run its course and maybe it is not as exciting as when it first comes to your town, but a lot of people still look forward to it,” SSG executive director Vicki Hill said.
Package bomb meant to kill suspect’s ex-wife
July 20, 2001
A man was arrested Thursday and accused of trying to kill his ex-wife with a package bomb sent to the plumbing-supply company where she worked. The package contained a note saying, “You are the weakest link, goodbye.”
Royals rally past M’s
July 20, 2001
Bouncing up and down between the minors and majors since 1993, Cory Bailey did just about everything but get a big league save. He was one out away Thursday night. But then, after two close balls caused Ichiro Suzuki to bail out, umpire Jim Joyce ejected Bailey from Kansas City’s 6-3 victory over Seattle.
Novelist’s conviction ends tabloid tale
July 20, 2001
Best-selling novelist Jeffrey Archer could have written the seedy, sexy tale of his gripping perjury trial except, perhaps, for the ending. He’s gone to prison.
Tire maker turns down recall request
July 20, 2001
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. has refused the federal government’s request to expand its recall of 6.5 million tires and is preparing to fight an order to remove the tires from American roads.
Ashcroft threatens countries to take back criminal aliens
July 20, 2001
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft threatened on Thursday to retaliate against countries that delay or refuse to take back immigrants convicted of crimes in the United States.
TWA emergency landings under review by FAA
July 20, 2001
Federal inspectors are reviewing a string of emergency landings by Trans World Airlines planes that had engine problems, officials said.
Racing briefs: Skinner recovering; Tight CART points battle
July 20, 2001
Skinner recovering after ankle surgery CART features tight points battle
Reds send Ochoa to Rockies for infielder
Trade makes room for Cincinnati’s top minor league prosect
July 20, 2001
The Reds made a trade to clear room for their top prospect Thursday, sending outfielder Alex Ochoa to the Colorado Rockies for second baseman Todd Walker and a minor leaguer. The deal between last-place teams gave the Rockies another versatile outfielder and gave the Reds a chance to bring up Adam Dunn, their most highly regarded prospect in years.
Global warming study warns of repercussions
July 20, 2001
The odds are dead even that the world’s average temperature will increase at least 5 degrees by the end of the century, enough to trigger flooding, famine and drought across much of the globe, according to a new study in today’s edition of the journal Science. It’s the first time scientists have computed the likelihood that Earth would get warmer by specific degrees. The study addresses a key criticism about the issue of global warming, that of scientific uncertainty, which the Bush administration has cited for its go-slow approach to the issue.
Royals listening to stadium options
Politicians divided by issue of relocation versus renovation
July 20, 2001
Officials of the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals said Thursday they’re happy with where they are but are willing to study the feasibility of a new downtown baseball stadium. The issue jumped to life last month when the St. Louis Cardinals announced a massive project, including $100 million in state funds, to build a stadium in downtown St. Louis.
State may tighten services for elderly
July 20, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Lawmakers are considering a proposal that would make it more difficult for low-income elderly and disabled Kansans to receive government-funded services. The plan would raise the score that is required before elderly could receive Medicaid funding to enter a nursing home or receive services in their own home.
Memo to Michael: Make it official
Jordan’s obvious decision is to return to NBA, so why not announce it now?
July 20, 2001
The long process of deciding whether to come out of retirement has taken Michael Jordan to the next logical step, lining up a putt on a steamy Wednesday morning. Trying to size up the future over a 3-footer isn’t the easiest thing to do, and you can make out the worry lines near Jordan’s brow if you look hard enough. Pay no attention to the fat, cartoon-like cigar in his smiling mouth and the tiny cell phone stuck to his ear.
Teen Tryon tied for B.C. lead
Amateur shoots 7-under 65 at tour event
July 20, 2001
Ty Tryon’s days of chasing autographs are over. The 17-year-old amateur was signing them Thursday after shooting a 7-under 65 for a share of the lead in the B.C. Open. “That’s a little weird still,” Tryon said. He was tied for the lead with Edward Fryatt in the $2 million tournament at the En-Joie Golf Club. Garrett Willis, Brad Fabel, Brian Watts, Mark Hensby and Jeff Hart opened with 66s, and 12 players were at 5 under.
Daily ticker
July 20, 2001
Hot, dry weather damages corn crop
State still expected to have record yield
July 20, 2001
Scorching temperatures have hit the Kansas corn crop at a critical time in the plant’s development, turning many fields of dryland crops white and prompting some farmers to cut down their corn as silage. But so much corn was planted in Kansas this year that even with those loses and lower yields, the state still may pull off a record corn crop of 439 million bushels this fall, said William Tierney, Extension economist at Kansas State University.
Heat can’t cool shopping
Despite power outage, annual event draws 25,000
July 20, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik It’s not that bargain hunters enjoy the heat it’s just that 99-cent knickknacks and $3 T-shirts are worth a little sweat. Lawrence merchants welcomed the estimated 25,000 to 30,000 frugal shoppers who flooded Massachusetts Street for Thursday’s annual Sidewalk Sale.
Religion briefs
July 20, 2001
Clinton Parkway offers children’s program Mustard Seed groups schedule activities N. Lawrence Christian plans Sunday dinner West Side Presbyterian slates church picnic
Western missionaries invited to China
July 20, 2001
For the first time in more than 50 years, Western Christian missionaries have been invited to mainland China.
Help children develop active, healthy habits
July 20, 2001
I have been teaching school for 30 years and I am noticing a significant change in the health of my children. More of them are overweight, and they just don’t get enough exercise. I wonder if my observation is accurate, and if so, what is causing it.
A born-again congregation
Pastor’s pitch on rock radio saves dying church
July 20, 2001
Along Ponce de Leon Avenue, where fast-food signs stand out like neon exclamation points, Grace United Methodist Church is easy to miss camouflaged in plain red brick, its stained-glass windows obscured by protective film. It has spent most of a generation beat-up in a bad neighborhood, a grand old church in its dying days. Membership sagged to near nothing. The roof and pipes leaked. A small staff struggled, quite literally, to hold the place together.
Service celebrates women’s contributions
July 20, 2001
By Jim Baker A Lawrence faith group that aids the journey back to the Catholic church will sponsor an ecumenical prayer service commemorating the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene. The service at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky. will be one of about 200 nationwide, said Judith Galas, a member of the Remembering Church group.
Making concessions
Volunteer service at Kansas Speedway pays off
July 20, 2001
By Jim Baker Members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Tonganoxie love the new Kansas Speedway. And why shouldn’t they?
Graham a natural journalist
July 20, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Any journalist writing about a boss, colleague or friend is properly suspect. So be aware that Katharine Graham was each of these, and more, for me as well as for many others at The Washington Post, where she oversaw the creation of a great newspaper. She was as close to destiny in human form as I ever expect to touch my life.
Stolen history
July 20, 2001
Annual review
July 20, 2001
House passes faith-based measure
July 20, 2001
After a lengthy and contentious debate over whether federal dollars would end up subsidizing discrimination, the House passed President Bush’s bill Thursday to fund religious charitable groups that provide social services to the needy. The bill now heads to the Democratic-controlled Senate, where its prospects are far less certain. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., has expressed little enthusiasm for the so-called faith-based initiative, a key plank in Bush’s presidential campaign, and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., an early proponent, is unhappy with the House approach.
Planning package
July 20, 2001
Drug use linked to single-father homes
July 20, 2001
Sixth- to 12th-graders who live in single-father homes are more likely than others to use drugs, according to a survey released Thursday.
University of California sets new admission standards
July 20, 2001
Six years after doing away with affirmative action, the University of California approved a new admissions policy Thursday that could open the door wider to blacks and Hispanics and give a boost to good students from bad high schools.
Documents show Democrats in cahoots with labor unions
July 20, 2001
Documents that the Democratic Party and unions have sued to keep secret reveal a campaign strategy in which labor and party officials served side by side on committees that directed the Democrats’ election activities in each state.
Bush stands firm on missiles, warming
July 20, 2001
Facing objections from European allies and protesters at this weekend’s Group of Eight summit, President Bush stressed Thursday that he will continue to support missile defense and oppose an international environmental treaty. “I look forward to a frank discussion in Genoa, and I’m confident that we’ll find areas to work together on,” Bush said after meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. “When we disagree, we’ll do so in a respectful way.”
Reames back with Expos
July 20, 2001
The Montreal Expos have purchased the contract of left-hander Joey Eischen from Triple-A Ottawa and recalled right-hander Britt Reames. Both pitchers are back for their second stints of the season with Montreal.
Search begins for LAS dean
July 20, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com The search is on for a new dean of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Raiders win
July 20, 2001
J-W Staff Report Olathe — Lawrence’s Raiders scored six runs in the sixth inning en route a 7-5 victory Thursday over Olathe East.
Man attacks woman at apart.
July 20, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Authorities are continuing their search for a man who eluded police, a police helicopter and search dog for more than four hours Thursday.
s close
July 20, 2001
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.77; corn, $1.77; milo, $1.72; soybeans, $4.83. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.80; corn, $1.77; milo, $1.72; soybeans, $4.85. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.80; corn, $1.77; milo, $1.72; soybeans, $4.83. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.77; milo, $1.72; soybeans, $4.83. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.77; milo, $1.72; soybeans, $4.83.
Day Spa not just for women anymore
July 20, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Company: Becky’s Salon & Day Spa, 2108 W. 27th St.
Lecompton/Big Springs meeting
July 20, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Lecompton — Trade talks were in the air Thursday when members of the Lecompton Township Board of Trustees and the Big Springs Community Assn. met
Blotter
July 20, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
State law enforcement officers sue Kansas
July 20, 2001
The Kansas Association of Public Employees, the largest public employee union in Kansas, has filed a lawsuit against the state of Kansas over the inability of all state-employed law enforcement officers to participate in the Kansas Police and Firemen’s Pension Fund. The lawsuit is on the behalf of 54 Kansas law enforcement officers, including Department of Wildlife and Parks officers, alcohol enforcement agents, fire investigators, Capitol police, racing and gaming agents, securities fraud agents and motor carrier inspectors.
Lauretta Schott obituary
July 20, 2001
Lauretta Schott Services for Lauretta Schott, 77, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
Robert Kile obituary
July 20, 2001
Robert Kile Ottawa — Services for Robert K. Kile, 85, Ottawa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Ottawa. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Ottawa.
Pool fee cx
July 20, 2001
An article about the city budget that appeared in Thursday’s Journal-World contained inaccurate information. The proposal to increase swimming pool and other recreation fees was proposed by the city manager.
Frank Cross obituary
July 20, 2001
Frank Cross Memorial services for Frank Bernard Cross, 75, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private graveside services will be in Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence.
7-23 Are you worried by reports that nuclear waste will be tran
July 20, 2001
Are you worried by reports that nuclear waste will be transported through Lawrence? David Brown,
t cool shoppers ––— Despite power outage, annual event draws 25,000
July 20, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com It’s not that bargain hunters enjoy the heat — it’s just that 99-cent knick knacks and $3 T-shirts are worth a little sweat.
s close
July 20, 2001
Dow Industrials +40.17, 10,610.00
Elderly concerns raised about plan
July 20, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Lawmakers are considering a proposal that would make it more difficult for low-income elderly and disabled Kansans to receive government-funded services.
Power outage
July 20, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A truck’s extended hydraulic conveyor struck power lines at Seventh and Alabama streets Thursday, cutting power to nearly 5,000 Lawrence electric customers, a KPL spokesman said.
Nuke train to pass through Lawrence, activist warns
July 20, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com; dranney@ljworld.com More: www.wvnsco.com/images/Route12B.jpg
Fans out as temps rise
July 20, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Clients of the Ballard Community Center aren’t fans of the hot weather — but they are snatching up the free fans the center is offering.
Lawn company soundoff
July 20, 2001
On Tuesday, July 10, we witnessed a lawn company truck filling its large lawn sprayer tank from a fire hydrant just east of Baldwin High School. It was always our belief that only emergency vehicles were allowed to do this. If this is not correct, then do all lawn companies get to use water from the fire hydrants at taxpayers’ expense? Baldwin City Administrator Larry Paine said the city does allow people to tap into fire hydrants, but only with an attached water meter that measures the water and then the city charges the person. He said typically only building contractors who need water for an extended period of time have been allowed to use the hydrants and then were billed. However, occasionally, he said people illegally use the hydrants without the city’s permission.
Births
July 20, 2001
Jennifer Tolbert, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday. Eric and Christal Hernandez, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
Summer League brief Chenowith
July 20, 2001
Boston — Former Kansas University guard Steve Woodberry scored six points in 16 minutes in Philadelphia’s 96-89 overtime victory over Atlanta in NBA summer league basketball Friday. Woodberry hit three of five shots and had three assists and two turnovers. Ex-Jayhawk Eric Chenowith scored four points on 1-of-3 shooting in New York’s 81-78 loss to Milwaukee. Chenowith had two rebounds and two turnovers in 11 minutes.
The Mag: Food box
July 20, 2001
What: The BleuJacket Where: 811 N.H.; 838-3030
People
July 20, 2001
Legal circles Juvenile delinquent Roof the problem Guilty as charged
Police union: Levy search hurts other investigations
July 20, 2001
The painstaking search for a missing California woman that has captured national media attention is hurting murder investigations in Washington, leaders of the police union said Thursday.
Monty breezes to lead
Scot endures cool, windy weather to claim three-stroke edge
July 20, 2001
The loudest cheers in the first round of the British Open came after Tiger Woods had already left the course. Even more unlikely was the guy accepting them. Colin Montgomerie no longer wore a scowl and a slump in his shoulders. Left behind was all the other baggage he usually brings to a British Open.
KPL reports generator out of commission
July 20, 2001
A generator that provides 10 percent of the power for the state’s largest electric utility has been out of commission during a week in which Kansas was one of the hottest places in the nation. The Western Resources generator at KPL’s Jeffrey Energy Center shut down last week. The problem was made public Thursday in a letter to state regulators.
Power outage affects 5,000
Boom clips overhead line to trigger interruption of up to 4 1/2 hours
July 20, 2001
By Mike Belt A truck’s extended hydraulic conveyor struck power lines Thursday at Seventh and Alabama streets, cutting power to nearly 5,000 Lawrence electric customers, a KPL spokesman said. The outage came at 4:35 p.m. while temperatures were in the mid-90s. It caused several downtown stores to end the annual sidewalk sale early, darkened several buildings on the Kansas University campus and trapped a senior citizen in an elevator.
Briefcase
July 20, 2001
Sprint beats forecasts despite lower earnings Museum to rename hall for $10 million sponsor Key indicators inch upward by 0.3 percent U.S. trade deficit narrows; exports up
Becky’s Salon & Day Spa not just for women
July 20, 2001
Company: Becky’s Salon & Day Spa, 2108 W. 27th St. Owners: Larry and Becky Isaac.
Roll helps Brown slim down
July 20, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com When Green Bay defensive lineman Gilbert Brown first approached Kansas University strength and conditioning coach Fred Roll about losing weight last fall, Roll didn’t take his former player’s request seriously.
Athletes invading Lawrence –- Annual event in town next two weekends
July 20, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Billed as the largest amateur athletic competition in Kansas, the 12th annual Sunflower State Games is set for this weekend at 23 venues across the city.
Business briefcase for Friday
July 20, 2001
TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sprint beats forecasts
s professor to finish research
July 20, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Some of Craig Martin’s students never finish their research projects. And their excuses are thin.
Friday datebook
July 20, 2001
TODAY 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Jefferson County Health Department immunization, blood pressure and family planning clinic, 1212 Walnut, U.S. Highway 59, Oskaloosa, (785) 863-2447, www.jfcountyks.com/health_dept.
Woman arrested over accident
July 20, 2001
Alcohol use suspected in flight from accident
Food Merc cook class ?
July 20, 2001
Thad Allender/Journal-World Photo COOKING INSTRUCTOR CAROLE BOGGS stirs short-grain rice for a lemon pudding cake dessert. Cooks looking for those secret tasty recipes, like Johanna Price, left, Paul Farran and Nancy Brune did Thursday, can now attend classes at the Community Mercantile, 9th and Iowa Street.
News briefs
July 20, 2001
Research funding suspended Computer bug misses target Fugitive on flight to U.S.
Baltimore outage felt far beyond city
July 20, 2001
A fire raging for a second day Thursday in a train tunnel under Baltimore cast smoke over downtown offices, shut down the Orioles’ ballpark and burned fiber-optic cables, slowing Internet traffic across the country.
Nation briefs
July 20, 2001
Renowned trainer for circus dies Powder touted as hurricane cure Hantavirus case New England’s first
Indy series tries NASCAR territory again
July 20, 2001
Al Unser Jr. offered a guide for stock car fans not quite sure what to expect from the first Indy-style race in Tennessee. “Racing is racing,” Unser said. “You’re going to see NASCAR-style racing with open-wheel cars going at 200 mph. It’ll be fun. … The only difference is the drivers’ names and the equipment. Everything else is the same.”
Stewart feels Irwin’s absence
Death of rival haunts defending New England champ
July 20, 2001
For almost a decade, Tony Stewart and Kenny Irwin were more rivals than friends, two young drivers hoping to make it big always looking to the other to best gauge their own progress. Now, Stewart’s rival is gone, and his trips back to the scene of Irwin’s death will always be bittersweet.
Inherited guns create fiery exchange between couple
July 20, 2001
Democratic Party finds its center
July 20, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe They are all New Democrats now. There was a time when the New Democrats were renegades, reviled for consorting with their class enemies, ridiculed for their policy jargon, resented for their abandonment of the Democratic true faith. But in 16 years, a splinter movement designed to nudge the party toward the center has become the center of the party.
Katharine’s crusade
July 20, 2001
J-W Editorials The Graham quest for a high quality news and editorial product is a tremendous legacy. The late Katharine Graham of Washington Post journalistic fame could be a kind and gentle lady but she had a spine of steel and an unrelenting focus where many important things were concerned.
SSG schedule
July 20, 2001
Today Basketball: 3 p.m., seventh-12th grade, at Allen Fieldhouse, Robinson Gymnasium, Free State High, Sport2Sport.
7-20 What was the best bargain you found at the sidewalk sale?
July 20, 2001
What was the best bargain you found at the sidewalk sale?
Vatican shares art treasures
Texas Tech museum to exhibit 31 medieval frescoes
July 20, 2001
The arrival of 31 medieval frescoes from the Vatican may still be a year away, but residents and officials are already working overtime to ensure a piece of Italy glistens in West Texas.
State briefs
July 20, 2001
Ketamine seizure is record haul in U.S. Nude pedestrian killed along interstate Probation ordered in toll booth accident Two juveniles arrested in triple homicide case
Alliance survey reveals discrimination concerns
July 20, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence residents are concerned about discrimination in housing but think the city government and businesses are relatively colorblind in delivering services, according to a survey by the Lawrence Alliance.
Lawrence briefs
July 20, 2001
Arrest made in hit-and-run; alcohol use suspected Couples massage classes offered Saturday at LMH LMH course to teach keysto infant/child CPR History professor receives Supreme Court fellowship
World briefs
July 20, 2001
Transylvania to get Dracula theme park Nationalists object to Bush’s cat’s name Health minister rebuffed in virginity-test uproar Schindler’s widow to stay in country
Bunkers baffle Woods
July 20, 2001
Those who wondered whether Tiger Woods could stay out of the 196 bunkers that dot the links course of Royal Lytham & St. Annes didn’t have to wait long. By the fourth hole Thursday at the British Open, he found his first. He wound up in five of them during a round of even-par 71 that left him six strokes behind Colin Montgomerie, his largest first-round deficit in four years at the British Open.
Argentina austerity plan prompts crippling strike
July 20, 2001
Workers brought much of Argentina’s business activity to a standstill with a nationwide strike Thursday, expressing disgust with spending cuts by shutting down buses, trains and offices and leaving trash to pile up in the streets.
Government spends with ease
July 20, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Why is the government’s surplus not as large as originally forecast?
MUST - Moore, vice president to visit Kansas City
July 20, 2001
REVENUE Moore, Cheney visiting KC
Horoscopes
July 20, 2001
Alliance conducts diversity survey
July 20, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Lawrence residents are concerned about discrimination in housing but think the city government and businesses are relatively colorblind in delivering services, according to a survey by the Lawrence Alliance.
6Sports report: 2nd round of Kansas Amateur play
July 20, 2001
James Sido reports on the 2nd round of play at the Kansas Amateur Golf Tournament.
6Sports report: Brown to slim down
July 20, 2001
James Sido reports on Gilbert Brown’s visit to KU to lose weight.
Hector Harding Sr.
July 20, 2001
KU professor to complete slain student’s research
July 20, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Some of Craig Martin’s students never finish their research projects. And their excuses are thin.
Rockers nip Liberty, move into first place
July 20, 2001
Ann Wauters is already a star in Belgium and France. With a few more games like this, she could be one of the WNBA’s elite players, too. Wauters scored a career-high 19 points as Cleveland moved back into first place in the Eastern Conference with a 65-60 win over New York on Thursday night. “Last year, we handled her one-on-one,” New York coach Richie Adubato said. “I thought we could do it again. But she taught us a lesson.”
Social Security ‘crisis’ looms
July 20, 2001
Social Security cannot meet its promise to future retirees without reducing benefits, increasing taxes or massive government borrowing, a presidential commission said in a preliminary report Thursday.
Hector Harding Sr. obituary
July 20, 2001
Hector Harding Sr. Services for Hector Harding Sr., 94, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel, Topeka.
Iowans found dead near Atchison
July 20, 2001
Bodies of an Iowa woman and her 8-year-old daughter, who disappeared earlier this month after meeting a carnival worker, were found early Thursday at Atchison State Lake, officials said.
Briefly
July 20, 2001
Law enforcement: Former Baldwin officer requests jury in DUI trial A former Baldwin police officer wants a jury to decide whether he is guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol. Glendon H. Rhea pleaded innocent to the charge during an appearance Thursday in Douglas County District Court. Another hearing was set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21, during which a trial date will be set. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating Rhea for possible misconduct. On June 28, Baldwin officials placed Rhea on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Rhea resigned from the Baldwin Police Department more than a week ago. Authorities have not revealed the nature of the possible misconduct. Rhea has denied any wrongdoing. During the early-morning hours of July 4, Rhea was arrested for allegedly wrecking a vehicle he was driving while under the influence of alcohol. The arrest came a few days after he was placed on leave. _________________ Revenue: Moore, Cheney visiting KC to tout tax-rebate checks Washington Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., will travel today to Kansas City with Vice President Dick Cheney to take part in celebrating the mailing of 11 million tax-rebate checks to American taxpayers. The event will be at 11 a.m. at Kansas City Regional Financial Management Service Center, 4241 N.E. 34th St., Kansas City, Mo. _________________ Aviation: Plane won’t land in Topeka The Vickers Vimy, the world’s largest biplane, won’t make an appearance in Topeka as planned. The plane has been grounded in Mesa, Ariz., because of legal action initiated by BMW Corporation of Munich, Germany. The Vimy is powered by a pair of BMW M73 V12 engines. Although the plane has flown with the engines in other countries, BMW does not want the plane to fly in the United States with BMW engines because of potential product liability lawsuits. The Vimy passed a surprise FAA airworthiness inspection July 13 in Santa Monica, Calif., which was requested by BMW attorneys, but a Los Angeles judge still ordered it grounded. The Vimy was traveling from Novato, Calif., to Oshkosh, Wis., where it was scheduled to appear at the EAA Airventure, the world’s largest air show. Along the way, it was to make stops in the Southwest and Midwest. The plane has already re-enacted two famous flights, the 1919 flight from England to Australia and the 1920 flight from England to South Africa. After the air show in Wisconsin, the Vimywas scheduled to re-enact the first nonstop crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. _________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.179 per gallon at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. 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.
National League Roundup: Big Unit untouchable
Johnson strikes out 16 in rare relief role
July 20, 2001
Randy Johnson makes a great reliever, too. Johnson struck out 16, a major league record for a reliever, and came within four outs of combining with Curt Schilling on a no-hitter as Arizona beat San Diego, 3-0, Thursday in the completion of their suspended game. The Padres salvaged a split of the two-game series by winning the regularly scheduled game 8-4, snapping a seven-game losing streak to Arizona.
Spirituality
July 20, 2001
New book catalogs Amish, Mennonite groups Sri Lanka to exhibit tooth relic of the Buddha Vatican may excommunicate married archbishop
Roll helps Brown slim down
July 20, 2001
By Robert Sinclair When Green Bay defensive lineman Gilbert Brown first approached Kansas University strength and conditioning coach Fred Roll about losing weight last fall, Roll didn’t take his former player’s request seriously. That quickly changed.