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Military
July 21, 2001
Mark A. Jimenez has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. He is a nurse officer and an investigator with the Office of Regulatory Affairs, Food and Drug Administration, Chicago. Jimenez’s previous assignments were with the U.S. Department of Justice. He earned a degree from Washburn University, Topeka.
s pharmacy
July 21, 2001
Teresa Graedon King Features Syndicate
SSG golf
July 21, 2001
All Lauren Bristow is sure about is that she wants to go to law school and have a career that relates to sports. Luckily for Lauren that gives her a selection of, say, a few dozen occupations from which to choose. But she might have it narrowed down to a handful, for now at least.
7-21 rec calendar
July 21, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today — Muffin ride departs at 8 a.m. from Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
Births
July 21, 2001
Heather and Tony Maginness, Winchester, a girl, Thursday. Chaz Murphy and Chrisnida Hird, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
Friends and neighbors
July 21, 2001
Military news
July 21, 2001
Woodberry scores 6 points, Chenowith contributes 4
July 21, 2001
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.
Johnsen, Santaularia ousted
July 21, 2001
Travis Engle stunned top-seeded Len Johnsen in the third round of the Kansas Amateur Championship and won his quarterfinal match Friday to advance to the semifinal round. Engle, 24, of Lindsborg, dropped a 3-foot birdie putt at No. 2 to clinch the victory after tying the match with a 15-foot birdie at No. 18. Johnsen, a former Kansas University golfer, had dropped a 20-foot birdie at No. 18 prior to Engle’s tying putt.
Chavez powers A’s past KC
Third baseman lifts Oakland to 14-3 rout
July 21, 2001
Poor Eric Chavez. After missing almost a week with a sprained left thumb, the Oakland third baseman was having trouble getting loose Friday night. Not that it showed. Chavez hit two homers, a double and a single and drove in six runs in the Athletics’ 14-3 romp over Kansas City.
Shelter provides relief to homeless
July 21, 2001
By Joel Mathis Nick was looking for a safe, cool place to sleep. He found it Thursday night in the gymnasium of Lawrence Catholic School campus at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. “Hello,” Steve Guinn told Nick as he approached the doorway. “We have a place for you.” Nick and 13 other people including a family found a place in the gym Thursday, the first night of a temporary summertime shelter for Lawrence’s homeless residents.
Lakers sign K-State’s Richmond
Shooting guard agrees to one-year deal with two-time NBA champions
July 21, 2001
Shooting guard Mitch Richmond, who became the 26th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points last season, has signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Film covers boxing’s shame
July 21, 2001
Anyone who has ever watched “Raging Bull” or “On The Waterfront” knows that boxing has been plagued by corruption for most of the past century. “Boxing: In and Out of the Ring” (8 p.m. Sunday, A&E) presents a survey of the sport’s dark history, as well as recent undercover investigations into criminal activity at the highest levels.
Carnival worker tells mother about deaths
July 21, 2001
A Kansas man charged with killing an Iowa woman and her daughter told his mother he committed the crimes but he doesn’t know why, his mother said Friday. Clayton Irwin Thomas, 24, of Atchison, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Angela Hyke, 25, and her daughter, Ashley Lucas, 8, of Cresco, Iowa.
Abortion foes attempt delivery of proclamation
July 21, 2001
Abortion opponents knocked on City Hall Friday, but the mayor didn’t answer. About 300 protesters with signs and banners stood shoulder to shoulder outside City Hall, where abortion opponents had hoped to deliver to Mayor Bob Knight a proclamation condemning abortion.
Party to celebrate professor’s passing
July 21, 2001
By Dave Ranney Family and friends of former Kansas University professor John C. Wright on Friday announced plans for a pair of memorial services. Wright, 68, died July 9 in a two-vehicle accident near his summer home in Minnesota.
Baseball Briefs
July 21, 2001
Cubs acquire Tucker for minor leaguers Phils cut Telemaco, activate Bottalico Benes to return to Cards’ rotation Bucs shelve Mackowiak call infielder Morris Braves activate Millwood, place Veras on 15-day DL Cleveland’s Colon fined, suspended seven games Lucchino to regign as Padres’ president Rogers to undergo season-ending surgery
National League Roundup: Merced comes through in a pinch
Grand slam propels Astros past Cubs in NL Central showdown
July 21, 2001
As Orlando Merced was rounding the bases, he realized he’d have to protect himself from his own teammates when he reached home plate. Merced’s pinch-hit grand slam rallied Houston past Chicago, 5-2, Friday night, extending the Astros’ winning streak to seven straight over the Cubs.
Stocks dip on Microsoft warning
July 21, 2001
Technology stocks tumbled Friday on a profit warning from Microsoft, the latest sign that an economic turnaround remains a ways off. But investors were selective in their punishment, leaving the broader market basically intact.
One protester killed as riots ensue outside G-8 summit
July 21, 2001
Club-wielding riot police and violent protesters clashed Friday with deadly consequences as leaders of the world’s seven wealthiest nations vowed to fight AIDS and global economic woes. Safe inside their summit site, European heads also plotted against President Bush’s environmental policies.
Western loses KCC ruling
July 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild In a stinging rebuke of Western Resources’ management, state utility regulators Friday stopped the company from going forward with its restructuring plan and ordered it to come up with a better deal for Kansas ratepayers.
Lawrence resident believes dead body is niece
July 21, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com The last time Juanita Jimenez spoke to her niece in the house at 800 Conn. was about six years ago.
Western loses KCC ruling
July 21, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — In a stinging rebuke of Western Resources’ management, state utility regulators Friday stopped the company from going forward with its restructuring plan and ordered it to come up with a better deal for Kansas ratepayers.
Saturday datebook
July 21, 2001
TODAY 6:30 a.m.: Lawrence Farmers Market, Vermont Street between 10th and 11th streets, 842-3883 or 838-4726.
s close
July 21, 2001
Dow Industrials —33.35, 10,575.65
7-21 Kim Hall
July 21, 2001
khall@sunflower.com Sliding into a swimming pool can be very therapeutic for children with disabilities. More than 30 children are taking part in a summer camp at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., that allows them to do just that.
Business briefs for Saturday
July 21, 2001
Hershey Foods on target Wider profit margins and sales of mints and gum helped Hershey Foods Corp. boost its second-quarter earnings by nearly a third, putting it in position to meet its full-year financial targets, the company said.
Society calendar
July 21, 2001
Sunday Catholic Adult Singles, 5:15 p.m., meet in west side parking lot of Lawrence Holidome to carpool to Kansas City Royals baseball game. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. For more information, call Steve at 865-0881.
Biz kicker
July 21, 2001
AOL contest glitch spams users with incorrect info
League of Women Voters picnic
July 21, 2001
POLITICS School, county official
TV Diners
July 21, 2001
Giving television a spot at the dinner table can be hazardous to your health
Around and about
July 21, 2001
Ashley and Mahshid Benjamin, Edmond, Okla., announce the birth of their son, Armand Alan Benjamin, born March 23, 2001, in Edmond. Grandparents are Nora and Beju Benjamin, Lawrence, and Sedi and Saeed Mosallaei, Overland Park. l
6Sports report: Junior high volleyball camp
July 21, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on LHS summer volleyball camp.
World Briefs
July 21, 2001
South Africa: Trapped miners rescued after 16-hour wait ROME: War crimes fugitive finds sanctuary in Italy Ireland: Proposal seeks to build on Good Friday accord MEXICO CITY: Intelligence agency to drop political spying
Victim’s family gets satisfaction from extradition
July 21, 2001
Ira Einhorn, the former hippie guru who lived the life of a country gentleman in France while he fought extradition for the 1977 murder of his girlfriend, was returned Friday to the United States in handcuffs to the delight of his victim’s family.
Nation Briefs
July 21, 2001
Florida: Circus animal trainer loses battle to cancer Washington: Junkyard fire spews smoky cloud for miles NEW YORK : Police torture case earns new twist West Virginia: State offers $25 million to repair flood damage
Cincinnati Police hold back in wake of April riots
July 21, 2001
Officer Adam Hennie pulled over in his patrol car earlier this week to try to break up an argument between two black women shouting profanities at each other. He could feel the hostility toward him from others in the neighborhood.
6Sports report: Raiders play a double header
July 21, 2001
James Sido reports on the Lawrence Raiders’ standing in two post season games.
KC prints tax checks
July 21, 2001
Vice President Dick Cheney and other officials celebrated the mailing of the first federal income tax rebates Friday with a tour of a plant where some of the checks are being printed. Cheney was joined in the tour by Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill and area congressional members at the Treasury Department’s Financial Management Service Office in Kansas City, Mo.
s theft reported
July 21, 2001
Former McDonald’s assistant manager accused of theft A former assistant manager at McDonald’s, 3300 Iowa, is under investigation for allegedly stealing $4,000 from the restaurant, Lawrence Police said.
KDOT, county review traffic models
July 21, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Topeka — Even if the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway is built, state traffic engineers are projecting the new road won’t reduce Lawrence traffic.
Soundoff on KU dates
July 21, 2001
When is move-in day at KU for the fall semester, and when is the first day of classes? Jayhawker Towers opens for residents to move in at 8 a.m. Aug. 17. The rest of KU’s residence and scholarship halls open at 8 a.m. Aug. 19. The first day of classes is Aug. 23.
4-H News
July 21, 2001
The Stull Busy Beavers 4-H club held a community ice cream social before its meeting in July. The meeting was called to order by Greg Gantz, vice president.
KDOT, county review traffic models
Commissioners to use predictions to decide on plans for 31st Street
July 21, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Even if the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway is built, state traffic engineers are projecting the new road won’t reduce Lawrence traffic. Instead, they predict the road, connecting Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence to Interstate 70 west of the city, will shift regional traffic off city streets, such as 23rd Street, and steer local traffic away from neighborhood streets, which are being used as shortcuts through the city.
Friend, family nearly certain about body’s identity
July 21, 2001
By Mike Belt The last time Juanita Jimenez spoke to her niece in the house at 800 Conn. was about six years ago. Debra Jackson, Jimenez’s niece, was angry and told her aunt to leave and never return. “I told her, as nicely as I could, that she needed to get a job,” Jimenez said. “I told her I couldn’t keep supporting her.”
Witness: Attack preceded shooting
Violence scales new levels at global leaders’ summit
July 21, 2001
For hours, shock troops of the two sides pelted each other demonstrators threw rocks and firebombs, police in full-body armor fired tear gas and swung clubs. But then on a street off this city’s Piazza Tommaseo, the melee suddenly took a life.
Intracity games to remain at six in 2002
July 21, 2001
The lure of those big Yankees-Mets, Cubs-White Sox and other intracity games has caused baseball to scrap its plan to cut those rivalries from six games to three next year.
American League Roundup: Sele keeps Twins in check
Mariners win matchup of first-place teams
July 21, 2001
Scoring against Aaron Sele hasn’t been easy lately. Sele scattered four hits over seven innings in Seattle’s 4-0 victory over Minnesota on Friday night to extend his shutout streak to 17 innings.
Competitive issue
July 21, 2001
People
July 21, 2001
Destiny was to learn lessons Album, investigation launched No Cliff, Norm, Woody or Sam
7-21 TV diners breakout
July 21, 2001
TV turnoff tips If you’re concerned about time spent watching TV, try these ideas:
7-21 Have you taken your summer vacation yet?
July 21, 2001
Have you taken your summer vacation yet? Lisa Donnelly,
July 21, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Kansas University architects say three houses slated for demolition are too dilapidated to restore.
Renowned professor remembered by KU
July 21, 2001
Frank Cross handled fish much as he handled people — with extreme interest and care. The former Kansas University biology professor spent a lifetime traversing the state to study fish, and he inspired many people along the way. He died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital at the age of 75.
Mountains steal the scene in risky ‘Himalaya’
July 21, 2001
Hollywood has expended a lot of energy and talent translating Tibetan culture on screen. Though the resulting “Kundun” and “Seven Years in Tibet” were noble efforts, it’s the Nepalese production “Himalaya” that truly takes you where few Westerners have gone before.
National briefs
July 21, 2001
Florida: Work on space station’s passageway gets started Denver: OKC bomber’s attorneys submit bill for $147,000 Washington: Government surplus shrinks, Treasury reports
TV diners
Dinner-table viewing can harm health
July 21, 2001
Television at dinnertime may be an even worse idea than you think. It’s not just a conversation stopper. It doesn’t even matter if you’re tuned to sex, violence or the Muppets. Simply allowing that screen to glow across the supper table now has been linked to two health dangers: overweight youngsters and poor family nutrition.
Family, colleagues recall former biology professor
July 21, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Frank Cross handled fish much as he handled people with extreme interest and care. The former Kansas University biology professor spent a lifetime traversing the state to study fish, and he inspired many people along the way. He died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
(breakout box) Tax rebates
July 21, 2001
Rebates in the mail Tax-rebate checks — up to $300 for singles, $500 for heads of households and $600 for couples — are part of a $1.35 trillion tax cut plan signed by President Bush last month.
4-H News
July 21, 2001
s family plans memorial events
July 21, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Family and friends of former Kansas University professor John C. Wright on Friday announced plans for a pair of memorial services.
Local Briefs
July 21, 2001
Open records: Political activist denied access to nonprofits’ records The Kansas Court of Appeals Friday rejected an attempt by a Wyandotte County political activist to get expense records from two non-profit groups associated with a state lawmaker. John Altevogt sought records under the Kansas Open Records law from YouthFriends and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. YouthFriends’ director is Lisa Adkins, the wife of state Sen. David Adkins, a Leawood Republican running for attorney general. In 1998, YouthFriends received a $250,000 grant from a state panel chaired by David Adkins, though Adkins removed himself from voting on the grant award. A state district court dismissed Altevogt’s records request, saying the two organizations aren’t covered by the Open Records law. The court also said it lacked jurisdiction because the records were in Kansas City, Mo. The appeals court affirmed, saying the law only applies to records in Kansas. It did not rule whether the organizations could be considered public agencies under the open records law. __________________________ Hazardous Materials Unit: Lawrence officials monitor combustible gas in sewer A high level of combustible gas detected in the sanitary sewer system Friday at 23rd and Alabama streets caused the closing of one street and led to a temporary shutdown of a gasoline station. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical dispatched its Hazardous Materials Unit to the area at 11:15 a.m. The combustible gas was detected by Lawrence City collection system operators with the Department of Utilities doing a routine inspection of sewers, Deputy Fire Chief Mark Bradford said. The type of gas detected was never determined, Bradford said after the crews left the scene about 3:30 p.m. They also were unable to find a source of origin for the gas. “Someone may have dumped something into the system,” Bradford said. Crews flushed the system with water and monitored the gas readings, Bradford said. Readings later showed the gas had dissipated, he said. The Total gas station at 23rd and Alabama streets was temporarily closed while its tanks were checked, but it was not the source of the problem, Bradford said. The sewer system monitored and flushed was in an area from 23rd to 22nd streets and Alabama to Naismith Drive, he said. Alabama Street was closed from 23rd to 22nd streets. __________________________ 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, and 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. __________________________ LMH workers to receive mid-year pay increase Lawrence Memorial Hospital employees are getting a mid-year pay increase. The LMH Board of Trustees this week approved a 3 percent across-the-board pay increase to be effective Aug. 1. Raises are normally given at the beginning of the year, but LMH officials said they wanted to recognize the loyalty and work of the staff by giving the mid-year raise. LMH also is attempting to stay competitive with the pay being offered at other area hospitals and medical centers. In a report to the board, LMH Human Resources Vice President Deborah Thompson noted that the health-care industry is headed into a worker shortage that could last 10 years. She said the hospital needed to “work pro-actively to retain staff.” Only recently hired registered nurses will not get a raise, officials said. The nurses were hired at a more competitive pay rate, officials said.
Sunflower State Games gets off ground
July 21, 2001
The Sunflower State Games began its first full weekend on Friday. Aaron Law, from Auburn, gets airborne in the long jump competition in Baldwin.
Scouting news
July 21, 2001
Scouting news
July 21, 2001
Tom Volek of Boy Scout Troop 55, chartered to the Westside Presbyterian Church, served as camp director July 15-17 for Camp Sawmill on the Bartle Reservation. He also will serve as camp director for the Heart of America Council’s Rotary Camp session Aug. 3-11. Rotary Camp is a special camp for disabled children at Lake Jacomo in Lee’s Summit, Mo. About 50 Scouts are expected to attend.
Engagements
July 21, 2001
Engagements
July 21, 2001
Romine-Harvey Susan Patricia Romine and Steven Matthew Harvey, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
Club News
July 21, 2001
The Lawrence 99er Duplicate Bridge Club’s July 11 game was stratified and directed by Don Brennaman. The winners were Don Daugherty and Harry Talley, followed by Barbara Hamilton and Bill Hamilton. Don Brennaman and Betty Spalsbury placed third, followed by Bebe Huxtable and Wanda Edmonds.
Around and about
July 21, 2001
Petty makes solemn return to Loudon
July 21, 2001
Driving a car painted black to honor his fallen son, Kyle Petty returned to Loudon on Friday for the first time since Adam Petty died here 14 months ago.”I love Adam, we all love Adam, and miss him terribly,” Petty said in a statement that announced his decision to return.
Montgomerie leads, but Tiger lurks
July 21, 2001
Colin Montgomerie led the British Open for the second straight day Friday. Naturally, he had to answer questions about Tiger Woods. Montgomerie cracked back: “Is Tiger leading?” No. Not yet. But he’s in prime position after shooting a second-round 68. Woods is three under par, four behind Montgomerie, as Montgomerie well knows.
Baltimore tunnel fire still smoldering
July 21, 2001
A stubborn fire in a downtown train tunnel injured two workers Friday, delaying efforts to extinguish the blaze blamed for problems in everything from cyberspace to shipping. The workers were treated for heat-related injuries from a fire that has burned at more than 1,000 degrees. They were released from the hospital after several hours.
Code Red’ virus attacks computers
July 21, 2001
After infecting 225,000 business and institutional computer systems and nearly toppling the White House Web site, an insidious computer virus called Code Red spawned a new variation that is likely to spread even further and faster, experts said Friday.
Spending bill tests federal budget
July 21, 2001
Congress gave lopsided approval Friday to a compromise $6.5 billion measure for defense, battling AIDS in Africa and a host of other programs in a bill that tested President Bush’s ability to hold down federal spending.
On the record
July 21, 2001
Lawrence briefs
July 21, 2001
Arsonist sentenced following conviction for fraternity fire Lawrence Police plan sobriety checkpoint
Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
July 21, 2001
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.179 per gallon at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets, and 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.
Public drives new bus routes
July 21, 2001
By Joel Mathis Changes to Lawrence’s bus routes include increased access to shopping on South Iowa Street. Karin Rexroad, the city’s public transit administrator, unveiled the route changes Friday. Maps of the new routes should be available to the public by Wednesday; the actual route changes will take effect Aug. 6.
KU architect describes homes slated for demolition as ‘hazards’
July 21, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University architects say three houses slated for demolition are too dilapidated to restore. But neighbors say the houses have historic value and would be perfect for renovation if the owners wanted to put enough money into the projects. In a report released Friday, KU architect Don Whipple wrote: “It would not be cost-effective to upgrade these three houses to current building codes.”
Fit fat folks may have edge over thin nonexercisers
July 21, 2001
Obese people who exercise have half the death rate of those who are trim but don’t exercise, a leading expert said this week. Previous studies linking obesity and death from heart disease and other major killers have missed the important influence of exercise, said Steven Blair, director of research at the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas.
Drug trials and tribulations
July 21, 2001
In the 1990s, about three times as many drugs were taken off the market as in the 1980s. So the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University asks is the Food and Drug Administration losing its touch or what? In November 2000, a drug used to fight a symptom of Irritable Bowel Syndrome was pulled off pharmacy shelves.
Pool provides independence to disabled
July 21, 2001
By Kim Hall Sliding into a swimming pool can be very therapeutic for children with disabilities. More than 30 children are taking part in a summer camp at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kd Day Campy., that allows them to do just that. Annette Deghand, special populations supervisor with the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, leads the Unifie, which includes children of all abilities.
6News report: KU spreading out
July 21, 2001
Alison Mann reports on the Universitys plans to buy the Oread neighborhood to make room for more Scholarship Halls.
Teen falters; Quigley leads
First-day leader Tryon shoots 72, lags by eight strokes
July 21, 2001
Ty Tryon’s youth was not served as a group of veterans, led by Brett Quigley’s 10-under 62, took control of the B.C. Open on Friday. The 17-year-old Tryon, coming off a first-round 65, tumbled quickly out of the lead. The high school junior from Orlando, Fla., shot a 72 at En-Joie Golf Club.
Robert Kile
July 21, 2001
Frank Cross
July 21, 2001
Lauretta Schott
July 21, 2001
Carol Wrench
July 21, 2001
6Sports report: Jayhawk goes to round 4
July 21, 2001
James Sido reports on the former Jayhawk, Matt Gogel’s standing at the British Open after three rounds.
Parnevik stands out at quirky tournament
July 21, 2001
Of all the players on the leader board, Jesper Parnevik was the easiest to spot. He was the one in the peach-colored pants. Calling Parnevik eccentric is like calling Tiger Woods popular. It doesn’t begin to describe a man who is well-known on golf circles for his experiments with volcanic dust. (He ate it.)
Biffle claims pole
July 21, 2001
Greg Biffle turned a lap at 132.357 mph Friday night to take the pole for tonight’s CARQUEST Auto Parts 250 at Gateway International Raceway.
Gordon busts slump
Three-time Winston Cup titlist first in qualifying
July 21, 2001
Jeff Gordon responded to his mini-slump the way any champion would. He won the pole position for the next race. Coming off a pair of disappointing finishes, the three-time Winston Cup titlist topped qualifying for the New England 300 on Friday, racing his Chevrolet around the 1.058-mile track at 131.770 mph.
Brack fastest during practice
Driver turns lap of 226.351 mph on hot day
July 21, 2001
Max Papis thought long and hard to come up with a way of telling the average motorist what it’s like to be passed on Michigan International Speedway’s oval at 225 mph. “Everyone has been driving when a truck cuts in front of you and you feel your car move,” the Italian driver said. “This is that plus 10. It’s a different feeling that I’ve never experienced before.”
Campaign cash flows in Kansas
July 21, 2001
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore each have close to a half-million dollars for next year’s election, but the senator represents 101 more counties and serves longer than the two-term congressman.
Family, clinic can’t agree on future location of Menninger archives
July 21, 2001
The daughter of famed psychiatrist Karl Menninger has asked a court to keep the Topeka mental health clinic named for the family from moving its archives. Attorneys for Rosemary Menninger filed a petition Thursday in Shawnee County District Court.
Husband, family forgive driver in fatal crash
Probation ordered in wreck that killed toll-booth worker
July 21, 2001
The husband of a woman who was killed when a truck driver smashed into her toll booth said he would like the man to know her family has forgiven him. Jarrel Wood, of Belle Plaine, said his faith requires him to forgive Neal Johnson, 46, of St. Peter, Minn., in the death of his wife, Eva “Pat” Wood.
Mine blamed in death of cease-fire monitors
July 21, 2001
The bodies of two European cease-fire monitors and their translator killed in an apparent land mine explosion were evacuated Friday, as ethnic Albanians appeared to relax their opposition to talks aimed at preventing full-scale civil war.
Pope ends vacation, awaits Bush’s visit
July 21, 2001
Pope John Paul II wound up his vacation in the Italian Alps on Friday, heading for his summer palace outside Rome and a meeting with President Bush. Adhering to his long-standing custom, John Paul celebrated Mass for local parish priests before leaving and thanked everyone in Les Combes, the Valle D’Aosta village where he goes to rest every summer, for their hospitality.
Impeachment case has Indonesia on edge
Assembly to decide fate of country’s first democratically elected president in 44 years
July 21, 2001
After almost a year of failed dealmaking and brinkmanship, lawmakers on Friday sped up impeachment proceedings against President Abdurrahman Wahid and plunged the world’s fourth most populous nation into a new round of political turmoil.
Female serial killer on ‘fast track’ to death
July 21, 2001
A judge agreed Friday that one of the nation’s first known female serial killers is competent and can therefore fire her attorneys to hasten her execution. “I am a serial killer. I would kill again,” Aileen Wuornos, 45, said during 1 1/2 hours on the witness stand.
Suspect in women’s deaths captured after shootout, chase
July 21, 2001
“Cowboy Mike,” a wandering ladies’ man suspected in the disappearance or death of four women and the wounding of another, was captured Friday after a shootout and a desperate attempt to swim to freedom in the swift and murky Snake River.
Supreme Court justices sit in on tribal court
July 21, 2001
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer paid a visit to the Spokane Indian Reservation, where they looked in on the workings of an Indian tribal court.
New, special federal units to focus on U.S. cybercrime
July 21, 2001
Calling computer security one of the nation’s top problems, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said Friday that the government is forming nine special units to prosecute hacking and copyright violations.
Study finds anti-Semitism at St. Cloud State
July 21, 2001
A Minnesota Jewish public affairs group that studied allegations of anti-Semitism at St. Cloud State University has reported that “a consistent and prevailing sense of discrimination” against Jewish faculty, staff and students exists on campus and that the university administration seems unwilling or unable to deal with it.
Arizonans start effort to recall McCain
July 21, 2001
Sen. John McCain is enormously popular in Arizona for his independent, straight-shooting style. But some GOP conservatives have had enough of his maverick ways. They have launched a recall drive.
Obstruction questions dog Condit in case of missing federal intern
July 21, 2001
Troubles mounted Friday for Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., after new reports that he may have tried to impede the Chandra Levy investigation and a congressional colleague filed a formal ethics complaint.
Murder rap tossed in mob trial
July 21, 2001
Reputed mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino was cleared by a jury Friday on three murder charges but found guilty of extortion, bookmaking and receiving stolen property. Merlino and three co-defendants had faced the possibility of life imprisonment for three murders in the 1990s. Merlino was also acquitted on two counts of attempted murder.
Police investigate theft at McDonald’s
July 21, 2001
A former assistant manager at McDonald’s, 3300 Iowa, is under investigation for allegedly stealing $4,000 from the restaurant, Lawrence Police said. The suspect, a 25-year-old woman, was responsible for making bank deposits for the restaurant, Det. Dave Anderson said.
Embattled Senate president takes 60-day leave in Brazil
July 21, 2001
Besieged by allegations of corruption and embezzling public funds, Brazil’s Senate president asked Friday for a 60-day leave of absence but said he would not resign. Senate President Jader Barbalho said he would use the time out “to demolish the campaign of lies and defamation against me, designed to hurt my image and the image of my party.”
Serbia launches inquiries into alleged war crimes
July 21, 2001
Serbia has ordered war crimes investigations of a former police reservist and another unidentified person, both for the killing of 19 ethnic Albanians during the war in Kosovo, the justice minister said Friday.
Explosion increases Mideast tensions
July 21, 2001
An explosion leveled the office of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s Fatah faction in this troubled West Bank city Friday night, killing a member of the group’s military wing. Palestinian security officials said an Israeli helicopter fired two missiles at the building. Israeli military sources denied army involvement and described it as a “work accident” a term used when bombs explode prematurely.
Building collapse traps 5
July 21, 2001
Rescue workers seeking five men believed trapped in the collapse of an apartment building brought in hydraulic lifting gear and special listening equipment after a frustrating Friday of gingerly picking through the ruin.
WNBA Roundup: Miami clips Comets, increases streak to six
July 21, 2001
Sheri Sam scored 18 points as the Miami Sol extended their winning streak to a franchise-record six games, beating the Houston Comets, 64-50, Friday night. Sandy Brondello scored 14 points and Elena Baranova added 12 points for Miami (12-9).
Raiders split doubleheader
July 21, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Lawrence Raiders coach Carl Brooks would like to avoid sleepless nights and ulcers, which explains why he isn’t worrying about a 10-2 loss to Blue Valley West. His Raiders won the opener of a doubleheader with the Jaguars, 5-4, on Friday night at Free State High, but dropped the nightcap by run rule.
Briefcase
July 21, 2001
Hershey Foods on target Automobiles: Chrysler losses speed up Pharmaceuticals: Merck rides drug profits Building supplies: Payless Cashways creditor OKs financing package
Coordinator Bristow keeps busy at SSG
July 21, 2001
All Lauren Bristow is sure about is that she wants to go to law school and have a career that relates to sports. Luckily for Lauren that gives her a selection of, say, a few dozen occupations from which to choose. But she might have it narrowed down to a handful, for now at least.
Sunflower State Games: Bauersfeld’s rolls in opener
Topeka women’s basketball team claims lopsided win
July 21, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Domination. That’s really the only word that can describe Topeka Bauersfeld’s 50-10 victory over Special Edition on Friday in the 11th-12th grade women’s basketball tournament at the Sunflower State Games.
Brokerage settles bias claim
Client gets $400,000 from Merrill Lynch
July 21, 2001
Merrill Lynch & Co. agreed to pay a former client $400,000 to settle claims that he was misled by his broker and an overly bullish Internet stock analyst. The nation’s largest brokerage said it settled the case to avoid lengthy, expensive litigation. The settlement, reached in arbitration filed with the New York Stock Exchange, was far less than the $840,000 in losses claimed by pediatrician Debasis Kanjilal.
Virginia probes botched AOL contest
July 21, 2001
Dozens and possibly hundreds of AOL users mistakenly were told they had won up to $10,000, prompting a state investigation in Virginia. “We’ve received three complaints, and we’re collecting information,” said Marion Horsley, a spokeswoman for the state consumer affairs department, who noted Thursday that it was too early to say what, if any, action the agency could take.
Graham’s life hard to sum up
July 21, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group As the matchless Katharine Graham lay dying in Idaho this week, the press accounts struggled mightily to sum up a richly complex persona. Identifiers swung wildly from one edge of the vast and varied terrain of this extraordinary life to the other, from boardroom to drawing room, executive to socialite.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
July 21, 2001
Daily ticker
July 21, 2001
More selection
July 21, 2001
Plenty of options
July 21, 2001
Americans pro-choice but anti-abortion
July 21, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate When columnist Robert Kuttner writes on politics and economics, I pay attention. Kuttner, a liberal, acknowledges that the vaunted Invisible Hand can indeed produce a booming economy, but he is quick to point out it is no guarantee of a humane and just community.
Wrong target
July 21, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Reducing funds for at-home care for elderly and disabled Kansans may cost the state in the long run. When lawmakers aim their budget ax at services for elderly and disabled Kansans, they had better be sure the cuts they make won’t end up actually increasing the state’s cost of caring for these residents.
Former Post publisher’s funeral open to public
Washington National Cathedral expected to be jammed with 4,000 mourners for services
July 21, 2001
The funeral for Katharine Graham on Monday at Washington National Cathedral will be open to the public, and arrangements for the service are still being completed, a spokeswoman for The Washington Post said Friday. The service, which will be televised locally, will be at 11 a.m. Doors to the cathedral will open at 10 a.m.
America’s Most Wanted’ actors arrested on sexual assault charges
July 21, 2001
Two actors who appeared on “America’s Most Wanted” were arrested on charges of having sex with a 14-year-old girl living at a shelter for abused children. The alleged acts occurred in January after a film crew finished shooting in an alley next to the Children of the Night shelter. Cristian Saliadarre, 28, surrendered to police Wednesday, and Anthony Alvarez, 27, was arrested two weeks ago.
Reality for Fox is that reality show craze is done
July 21, 2001
Fox’s view on TV’s “reality show” craze? Been there, done that. While network executives salute CBS’ success with “Survivor” or NBC’s with “Fear Factor,” they also recognize the pitfalls in trying to “mask” programming weaknesses with quick-hit reality programs. Sandy Grushow, Fox Television president, warns of networks doing that: “They’re going to fail. We know. Because it happened to Fox.”
Fans still flock to Goonie house
Popular 1985 Spielberg film achieves cult status, draws curious to Oregon town
July 21, 2001
They trek up the hill on a gravel road, wide grins on their young faces. Cameras swing from their hands. They may have driven hundreds of miles or even flown in from other countries, but it was worth it.
34 million U.S. taxpayers won’t be receiving refunds
July 21, 2001
President Bush said Friday that “help is on the way” as the first tax refund checks hit the mail, but more than 34 million taxpayers will get no check most because the Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes they paid don’t count.
Parent advisory group disbands
District considering new methods, ideas for parental involvement
July 21, 2001
By Tim Carpenter For the second consecutive year, a Lawrence public school parent organization is calling it quits. The Curriculum Advisory Council will formally disband in September after an eight-year run. Lawrence Schools Area Council, an 80-year-old parent group, shut down in June 2000. Both groups were victims of poor attendance at meetings and a steady erosion of influence on Lawrence public education matters.
Enough choices
July 21, 2001
Anniversaries
July 21, 2001
Schmidt Arthur and Angela Schmidt, Lawrence, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today.
Anniversaries
July 21, 2001
Raiders split doubleheader with blue valley west
July 21, 2001
Lawrence Raiders coach Carl Brooks would like to avoid sleepless nights and ulcers, which explains why he isn’t worrying about a 10-2 loss to Blue Valley West. His Raiders won the opener of a doubleheader with the Jaguars, 5-4, on Friday night at Free State High, but dropped the nightcap by run rule.
Sunflower Games Basketball
July 21, 2001
Domination. That’s really the only word that can describe Topeka Bauersfeld’s 50-10 opening-round victory over Special Edition on Friday in the 11th-12th grade women’s basketball tournament at the Sunflower State Games.
Wrench pending services
July 21, 2001
Carol Wrench Memorial services for Carol May Wrench, 91, Lawrence, are pending. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona. She donated her body to Kansas University Medical Center.
Public drives new bus routes
July 21, 2001
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Saturday Best Bets
July 21, 2001
KOKO TAYLOR AND HER BLUES MACHINE plays at 9:30 p.m. today at the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival in Penn Valley Park, 26th and Main streets, Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
Arsonist sentenced
July 21, 2001
Arsonist sentenced following conviction for fraternity fire A 19-year-old Lawrence man Thursday was ordered to serve time in a state prison for setting on fire a vacant Kansas University fraternity house.
Homeless find heat relief
July 21, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Nick was looking for a safe, cool place to sleep. He found it Thursday night in the gymnasium of Lawrence Catholic School campus at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
7-21 medicine chest 5
July 21, 2001
In the 1990s, about three times as many drugs were taken off the market as in the 1980s. So — the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University asks — is the Food and Drug Administration losing its touch or what? In November 2000, a drug used to fight a symptom of Irritable Bowel Syndrome was pulled off pharmacy shelves.
Blotter
July 21, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SSG basketball results
July 21, 2001
Basketball BOYS
Weddings
July 21, 2001
Weddings
July 21, 2001
Tassone-Tilford Rena Michelle Tassone and Eric Bret Tilford were married May 3, 2001, in Positano, Italy.
Club news
July 21, 2001