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Student rescues child from pool
July 23, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com What Carl Keenan thought would be a relaxing day at the pool Sunday turned into a scene out of “Rescue 911.”
Partnership for Children and Youth expands to Douglas County
July 23, 2001
Partnership for Children and Youth enters Douglas County Lawrence Partnership for Children and Youth has expanded its geographical range from Lawrence to Douglas County.
MON Construction projects
July 23, 2001
Following is a list of construction projects that will affect traffic this week in the Lawrence area: 1. New Hampshire, 900 block, closed for Downtown 2000 construction project.
Sunflower agate
July 23, 2001
Sunday’s Results Soccer
SSG tennis
July 23, 2001
When Larry Baldridge and Jorge Valverde play tennis at the Lawrence High School tennis courts they treat it “like a championship match,” even if it is only for recreation. On Sunday, the two played each other in an actual championship match.
t become victims of financial scams
July 23, 2001
If your aging parent isn’t firing on all cylinders, find out — fast — who is managing the money. It becomes all too easy for crooks to pick the pockets of people who aren’t thinking clearly any more. Often these crooks are right in the family, says attorney John Lamp of Spokane, Wash., who studies financial fraud for the Spokane County prosecutor’s office. An adult child who’s “helping” mom may help himself to most of her assets.
7-24 City band final concert
July 23, 2001
City band to wrap up summer season
Nuclear safety
July 23, 2001
To the editor: Your July 20 story about spent nuclear fuel rods traveling through Lawrence by train later this summer left out some information and presented only one side of the issue. Kevin Kamps, we are told, is an “information specialist” with a group called the “Nuclear Information and Research Service.” What we are not told is that the NIRS is a left-wing environmental group opposed to all nuclear power. “Information specialist” might more accurately be called “propagandist.”
Young artists create inspirational pieces
July 23, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Seventeen teenagers are doing their best to create benchmark art in Lawrence.
Beatle says he will die shortly from cancer
July 23, 2001
Ex-Beatle George Harrison has admitted that he expects to die soon from cancer, the group’s former producer was quoted on Sunday as saying. The 58-year-old musician has been treated for a brain tumor at a clinic in Switzerland, having already undergone an operation for lung cancer earlier this year.
s soccer
July 23, 2001
Hilla Rantala’s team did not need her to return from the injured reserve and score a game-winning goal. There was no dramatic NCAA soccer championship on the line for Rantala to come back to Sunday at YSI Fields.
Monday datebook
July 23, 2001
TODAY Canceled: Douglas County Commission meeting.
MON City agenda
July 23, 2001
Consent agenda * Review and approve minutes of the following boards and commissions: Lawrence City Commission meeting of July 17; Traffic Safety Commission meeting of July 9; Recycling and Resource Conservation Advisory Board meeting of June 13; Lawrence Public Library Board meeting of June 20; Sister Cities Advisory Board meeting of June 13; CVB Advisory Board meeting of May 22; Aviation Advisory Board meeting of June 14; Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting of June 12.
ads
July 23, 2001
St. Petersburg Times The advertisements abound on the airwaves and in newspapers: “No payments, no interest for six months!” Or “zero down, zero percent interest!” Such deals tantalize consumers to rush out and buy computers, furniture and other items with store credit cards. Before you take the plunge, consider these tips:
Florence Tynan obituary
July 23, 2001
Florence Tynan Leavenworth — Graveside services for Florence B. Tynan, 84, Bonner Springs, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at National Cemetery, Leavenworth.
Kathryn Dagenette obituary
July 23, 2001
Kathryn Dagenette Ottawa — Services for Kathryn Dagenette, 83, Bartlesville, Okla., will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery.
Wrench services
July 23, 2001
Memorial services for Carol May Wrench, 91, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona. She donated her body to Kansas University Medical Center. Mrs. Wrench died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Sunflower Golf Results
July 23, 2001
Sunflower State Games Youth Division
7-27 Metcalf Shopping Center to be host for used book sale
July 23, 2001
COMMUNITY Metcalf Shopping Center to be host for used book sale
Thunderhill results
July 23, 2001
Area Results Saturday at Thunderhill Speedway
Budget predictions causing educators to consider drastic measures
July 23, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Charge students to ride the bus to Lawrence public schools?
The Mag: Theater box
July 23, 2001
What: “Oklahoma!” When: Now through Aug. 11. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays with dinner starting at 6 p.m.; and 2 p.m. Sundays.
The Mag: Art box
July 23, 2001
What: The Downtown Upstairs Art Group When: By appointment and during the First Friday Art Gallery Walks
16 Ex-Jayhawks on NFL rosters
July 23, 2001
PRO FOOTBALL KU represented in NFL
The Mag: Theater cutline
July 23, 2001
LISA CHRISTENSEN, left, stars as Laurie and Jim Tuchscherer as Curly in the Topeka Civic Theatre production of “Oklahoma!”
City tennis results
July 23, 2001
City Results Sunday at Lawrence Tennis Center
100 Years
July 23, 2001
On July 23, 1901, the Lawrence World observed: “A New York writer wants the human family tagged to designate their present condition of matrimonial service. There is not much need for this. Any man can tell a spinster, anyone can tell a widow, anyone can tell the silly widower, anyone can tell the budding miss and there is not much left to guess.”
Lula L. Coulter
July 23, 2001
Private services for Lula L. Coulter, 91, Lawrence, are today at Mt. Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Mrs. Coulter died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at her home.
Beekeepers suffer worst season in years
July 23, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com Local beekeepers are experiencing a sting no salve can soothe.
KCC shoots down Western proposal
July 23, 2001
By JOHN HANNA Associated Press Writer
Miami halts Liberty’s win streak
Black’s defense pivotal in Sol’s 68-52 victory over New York
July 23, 2001
Miami Sol point guard Debbie Black smiled as the boos rained down from the crowd at Madison Square Garden.
Summer of Mercy protesters hope Wichita again bolsters nation’s anti-abortion movement
July 23, 2001
It was 10 years ago when Rev. Keith Tucci heard what he says was God’s voice telling him to bring abortion protests to Wichita. Back then, Tucci was the national director of Operation Rescue having taken over its reins from Randall Terry three years earlier. But Terry was still an influential leader in the group, and he and the other directors tried unsuccessfully to talk him out of going to Kansas.
People
July 23, 2001
A noble act For sale Advice maven A shot in the arm
Major breakthrough
Duval claims first elite championship
July 23, 2001
The massive crowd that swallowed up David Duval walking up the 18th fairway in the British Open didn’t faze him. He had seen it all before only it was always someone else’s party.
Carpentier claims first CART victory
July 23, 2001
Patrick Carpentier kept waiting for Dario Franchitti or Michel Jourdain Jr. to suddenly appear in his mirrors as he approached the checkered flag in Sunday’s Harrah’s 500.
Reagan would oppose research
July 23, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Advocates for embryonic stem cell research are pulling out all the stops, hoping President Bush will approve federal funding.
It’s hard to keep up with news
July 23, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate Just the other morning, I was watching “The Today Show” when that hot tomato Katie Couric said something like, “Coming up we’re going to focus on the ongoing stem cell debate.”
Even poor people have rights
July 23, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald If a man is poor and he fathers a child, he has committed child abuse. For this, he ought to be put in jail. This is what Warren believes. Warren, a reader of mine in Virginia Beach, Va., was responding to a column I wrote about a man named David Oakley. Oakley is a 34-year-old Wisconsin man who has managed to sire nine kids by four women but supports none of them.
More young children fretting about fat
July 23, 2001
One comes home and announces her intention to diet because “I’m getting fat!”
s New rail
July 23, 2001
British tech company shows softer side of wireless
Jul23-40
July 23, 2001
Lawrence was gearing up for its second Sidewalk Bazaar and officials said merchants would greatly expand their offerings from what they had been the previous, first, year. Hubert L. Brighton, 62, executive secretary of the Kansas Board of Regents, died, apparently from a heart attack. He was a widely knwon and respected advocate for higher education in Kansas.
MON City bottom line
July 23, 2001
Lawrence city commissioners will hear a request from the Oread Neighborhood to intervene with Kansas University’s proposed demolition of homes in the 1300 block of Ohio.
SSG Basketball
July 23, 2001
They jokingly call it the “Holy Wars.” When Catholic school powerhouses Overland Park Aquinas and Shawnee Mission Miege get together on the basketball court there is no love lost.
7-23 CD burning sidebar
July 23, 2001
Related Web sites Scripps Howard News Service
7-23 Tech Check — Cooling off with ice cream and liquid nitro
July 23, 2001
It was the Fourth of July, and it was hot. We’d already shot off some fireworks. The barbecue was under way. Then it came time for the real treat — homemade ice cream.
What’s new
July 23, 2001
British tech company shows softer side of wireless EarthLink hikes its price, are others to follow? Computer program helps make the Web child-safe
Western feels sting after KCC scolding
July 23, 2001
The latest order from Kansas regulators was more than a setback for the state’s largest electric company. The Kansas Corporation Commission rejected a plan from Western Resources to reorganize in advance of a $4.4 billion merger deal with the Public Service Company of New Mexico.
Baker 2001 grid slate (No kill)
July 23, 2001
Baker Schedule Aug. 25 — Peru State in Ellinwood (Wheat Bowl), 7:30 p.m.
Groups creating more wetlands
July 23, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com With its 573 acres and proximity to the city, the Baker Wetlands, south of Lawrence, may be Douglas County’s largest and best known marsh. But it’s not the only wetlands. And others are in the works.
WKD-Lawrence thumbs up to fingerprint record checks
July 23, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Job applicants covering up their criminal history won’t get a break from the Lawrence school district.
s Cuban policy a challenge for local crop artist
July 23, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com President George W. Bush’s tough stance against Cuba is complicating things for Lawrence landscape muralist Stan Herd.
Jurassic Park III’ lumbers into 1st place in weekend box office
July 23, 2001
Movie-goers are still hungry for dinosaurs. “Jurassic Park III” took the biggest bite of a strong weekend box office, earning $50.3 million from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates.
Art exhibit creates new order
European masterpieces offered in nontraditional style
July 23, 2001
The latest exhibition at the Denver Art Museum is a tour of six centuries.
Nation briefs
July 23, 2001
Powerball jackpot rises Two train cars left in tunnel Space shuttle heads home Police capture escapee who used Eddie Murphy ID
Educators sweat budget predictions
Lawrence district looking at drastic measures to make up for lack of funding
July 23, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Charge students to ride the bus to Lawrence public schools? Eliminate textbook fee waivers for low-income children?
Mon City backgrounder
July 23, 2001
Oread residents say Kansas University is intruding into the neighborhood in violation of a 1997 campus master plan and threatening preservation efforts. Residents want the city to get involved in KU’s process of determining if demolition of the homes will take place.
Blotter fro
July 23, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Monday Best Bets
July 23, 2001
MI6 PLAYS at 9 p.m. today at Coco Loco, 943 Mass. TODAY
MON 2A Surpising art breakout
July 23, 2001
Down-under artworks What: “European Masterpieces: Six Centuries of Paintings From the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.”
The Mag: All that Latin jazz
July 23, 2001
***1/2 N/R
Lawrence city commission
City to hear out Oread regarding KU’s demolition of area homes
July 23, 2001
Lawrence city commissioners will hear a request from the Oread Neighborhood to intervene with Kansas University’s proposed demolition of homes in the 1300 block of Ohio.
Siouxland title to Bates
July 23, 2001
Pat Bates shot a 2-under 70 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory in the Buy.com Tour’s Siouxland Open. Bates finished with a 15-under 273 total.
Free agent Smith signs with Pittsburgh
July 23, 2001
Free agent linebacker Jamel Smith agreed to contract terms with Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Royals’ Dye not likely to be traded
Yankees want Oakland’s Jason Giambi, but with A’s in contention for wild card, swap chances dim
July 23, 2001
You’re going to hear a lot of rumors with one more full week before the July 31 trading deadline. As always, believe everything or nothing at all. A rumor can grow as fast as a weed in Texas.
Caddie’s gaffe costs Woosnam
Brit takes penalty for extra driver
July 23, 2001
Ian Woosnam was pumped as he stood on the second tee Sunday. After nearly making a hole-in-one on the first hole, he was leading in the final round of the British Open. Bending over to tee his ball up, he straightened up to his full 5-foot-4 height and turned to caddie Miles Byrne for a club.
Mother should pursue abuse case against ex-husband
July 23, 2001
Horoscopes
July 23, 2001
Magnificent flying machines rise to Birdman challenge
July 23, 2001
Thirty contestants took a flying leap off a short pier Sunday, in hang-gliders, motorless biplanes, a Mary Poppins costume and a chicken suit.
Jul23-25
July 23, 2001
A buildup in U.S. wheat reserves because of 1976’s near-record harvest was due to threaten producers with tumbling prices and future government controls if they failed to show more restraint when they planted the 1977 crop, national officials said. Kansas, of course, was taking close notice of the warning because of its outstanding year of wheat harvest. Douglas County election ballots underwent minor editing after an attorney general’s ruling struck down a longstanding election practice of allowing a person’s name to appear twice on the same ballot, such as a candidate for major office and a precinct spot.
Vango bench project sidebar
July 23, 2001
2001 Benchmark Clients Douglas County District Attorney’s Office
Births
July 23, 2001
Evan and Jill Ice, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
7-23 CD burning
July 23, 2001
Scripps Howard News Service The mix tape is dead.
Nuclear safety
July 23, 2001
Creeping death
July 23, 2001
“Civilized” South Africa reflects the growing dangers posed by AIDS. We read and hear about the incalculable presence and growth of the HIV virus and AIDS in Africa. Entire nations are at risk because of the spread of this new version of the horrid plagues of Europe in the 14th Century.
Sunflower State Games results - Sunday 7/22
July 23, 2001
Here are Sunday’s results from Sunflower State Games competition.
Not even Woods immune to fickle nature of golf
July 23, 2001
The problem with Tiger Woods is golf. It turns out not even Woods is immune to the fickle nature of the game.
Lula L. Coulter
July 23, 2001
Lawrence briefs
July 23, 2001
Children’s organization to expand services Host families needed for international students Two Kansans die in helicopter crash
Alzheimer’s vaccine to be tested
July 23, 2001
Tests on humans will begin this fall to see if a promising new vaccine can stop and even reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
Quiet’ Beatle says he will soon die of cancer
July 23, 2001
Ex-Beatle George Harrison has admitted that he expects to die soon from cancer, the group’s former producer was quoted on Sunday as saying.
Student saves girl from drowning
July 23, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik What Carl Keenan thought would be a relaxing day at the pool Sunday turned into a scene out of “Rescue 911.” The 22-year-old Kansas University student was heading for the Sundance Apartments swimming pool, 1407 W. Seventh St., when he noticed a little girl wandering around asking for someone to help her cousin at the pool.
On the record
July 23, 2001
Beanball edict seriously flawed
Rules have changed again; pitchers don’t know what to expect
July 23, 2001
Frank Robinson, dean of discipline, bolted out of George Steinbrenner’s box, down the elevator and out of Yankee Stadium without comment.
Jones first at Big Apple Classic
LPGA golfer continues dominance in Empire State
July 23, 2001
Rosie Jones birdied the final hole for a 1-under-par 70 Sunday that gave her a one-stroke victory over Laura Diaz in the Big Apple Classic, a tournament Jones had come close to winning three times.
Astros pitch rare shutout
Reynolds, two relievers sharp in 3-0 victory over Cubs
July 23, 2001
The Houston Astros first shutout at hitter-friendly Enron Field couldn’t have come at a better time.
Mariners tame Twins
Abbott, McLemore crucial in 6-3 victory
July 23, 2001
Seattle manager Lou Piniella described all-purpose Mark McLemore as the unsung hero in the Mariners’ amazing season.
Chenowith scores four in loss
July 23, 2001
Former Kansas University center Eric Chenowith scored four points on 2-of-5 shooting in New York’s 86-62 NBA summer league loss to Washington on Sunday night. Chenowith, a 7-footer from Orange, Calif., who was a second-round pick in the NBA draft, had four rebounds in 21 minutes.
Spectator dead after crash
July 23, 2001
Two cars jumped a guard rail and hit a section of bleachers at a track, killing a wheelchair-bound woman and injuring at least 11 spectators.
Crime checks get thumbs up
District expected to keep fingerprinting applicants
July 23, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Job applicants covering up their criminal history won’t get a break from the Lawrence school district. While a state law mandating national fingerprint record checks of new public school employees expired June 30, the Lawrence district is expected to continue the practice at its own expense.
Armstrong in command
July 23, 2001
Lance Armstrong descended from the wooded peaks of the Pyrenees on Sunday wearing the leader’s yellow jersey and on course for a third straight Tour de France title.
Jarrett passes Rudd for victory
Yates driver still tied for points lead with Gordon
July 23, 2001
With the race on the line, Dale Jarrett set aside his conscience and nudged his teammate toward the wall to earn a spot in Victory Lane.
Sanchez salvages win for Royals
July 23, 2001
Roberto Hernandez was mad, Rey Sanchez had a chip on his shoulder and Tony Muser looked downright distraught. And they were on the winning side.
Holton golfer wins state title
July 23, 2001
Matt Williams executed two perfect shots to swing the momentum in a 10 and 8 victory over Travis Engle in Sunday’s finals of the Kansas Amateur Championship.
Friends square off in tennis finals
July 23, 2001
By Doug Pacey When Larry Baldridge and Jorge Valverde play at the Lawrence High School tennis courts, they treat it “like a championship match,” even if it is only for recreation.
Burn win soccer title
Jayhawk Rantala ready to play after long layoff due to injury
July 23, 2001
By Doug Pacey Hilla Rantala’s team did not need her to return from the injured reserve and score a game-winning goal. There was no dramatic NCAA soccer championship on the line for Rantala to come back to Sunday at YSI Fields.
Proceedings to oust Indonesian leader begin
July 23, 2001
Indonesian legislators opened a hearing today to impeach their president, defying an emergency decree he issued the day before in hopes of heading off the ouster. The legislature was set to replace him with the vice president.
G-8 summit yields mixed results
Leaders vow to fight poverty, AIDS; global warming deal elusive
July 23, 2001
President Bush and other world leaders, closing out a summit overshadowed by violent street protests and a surprise U.S.-Russia nuclear arms deal, vowed Sunday to wage a united attack on global poverty and disease. They failed, however, to resolve a sharp dispute over global warming. The leaders of the world’s seven wealthiest countries plus Russia issued a joint declaration that was in many ways designed to blunt attacks from anti-globalization protesters that rich countries were failing to help the poor.
Principles on international jurisdiction issued
July 23, 2001
No matter where the offense was committed, fugitives accused of war crimes, torture or genocide should be liable for trial in the courts of the country where they are found, according to new principles devised by a panel of international legal scholars.
It’s no secret: Spouses withhold truth
July 23, 2001
About 40 percent of married Americans admit keeping a secret from their spouses, but most have nothing to do with an affair or fantasy, a new poll has found. The most common secret is how much they spend.
Tragedy makes small-town gay community stronger
July 23, 2001
Being gay and successful in Roanoke traditionally has meant keeping your private life at home.
Beware of ‘zero percent interest’ ads
July 23, 2001
The advertisements abound on the airwaves and in newspapers: “No payments, no interest for six months!” Or “zero down, zero percent interest!” Such deals tantalize consumers to rush out and buy computers, furniture and other items with store credit cards. Before you take the plunge, consider these tips.
Family must protect elders from falling victim to financial scams
July 23, 2001
If your aging parent isn’t firing on all cylinders, find out fast who is managing the money. It becomes all too easy for crooks to pick the pockets of people who aren’t thinking clearly anymore. Often these crooks are right in the family, says attorney John Lamp of Spokane, Wash., who studies financial fraud for the Spokane County prosecutor’s office. An adult child who’s “helping” mom may help himself to most of her assets.
Graduates’ next step: Focusing on debts
July 23, 2001
Although students have put a lot of preparation into their career fields, many graduate with substantial debts and little knowledge of the financial facts of life. Unlike many people who have been in the job market for years, college graduates are likely to have more liabilities than assets. With accumulated student loans and credit card debt, their personal balance sheets likely will have negative net worths.
Former Husker in hospital
July 23, 2001
Former Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier is hospitalized with an infection related to his chronic blood-clot problem.
Catholic schools combine forces
Aquinas, Miege produce winning team in 11th-12th grade boys basketball
July 23, 2001
By Andy Samuelson They jokingly call it the “Holy Wars.” When Catholic school powerhouses Overland Park Aquinas and Shawnee Mission Miege get together on the basketball court there is no love lost.
Delays affect more than quarter of flights at nation’s busiest airports
July 23, 2001
More than one-quarter of flights into 11 of the nation’s busiest airports were at least 15 minutes late during the first five months of the year, government figures show.
Consumers lack Financing 101
Experts say parents, schools need to educate children on basics
July 23, 2001
Ask most people what the Rule of 72 is and you’re likely to get a blank stare. The Rule of 72 is the formula for determining how long it will take for a given amount of money to double in value at a certain compound interest rate.
Internet is just fact of life for wired teens
July 23, 2001
While parents might find it alarming that their children can point and click beginning at a very early age, parents should be comforted knowing that youngsters generally are using computers in the right way and for the right reasons.
Teenangels to the rescue
Web-savvy youth teach peers about online safety
July 23, 2001
They might not be faster than a speedy cable modem, or even able to leap a row of computer terminals in a single bound. But their mission does sound a little like a job for a superhero.
Webbys downsize with the times
July 23, 2001
Only at the Webbys would Intel Corp. Chairman Andy Grove share the spotlight with a costumed Peter Pan-wannabe and a beefy, bewigged sendup of the late female impersonator Divine. In a glitzy offbeat celebration as diverse as the Internet itself, the powerful and the bizarre came together to party in the face of adversity at the fifth annual Webby awards.
Here’s the scoop: Supercold technology shapes ice cream
July 23, 2001
By Dave Toplikar It was the Fourth of July, and it was hot. We’d already shot off some fireworks. The barbecue was under way. Then it came time for the real treat homemade ice cream.
Burning desires
More learning to create their own CDs
July 23, 2001
The mix tape is dead. The cassette of love songs your girlfriend or boyfriend made for you is a relic. So is that dance tape you made for a party all the way back in the early ‘90s.
NHRA records tumble at Mile High Nationals
July 23, 2001
Warren Johnson raced to his record 86th Pro Stock title and Angelle Savoie broke the NHRA’s female victory record in the Mile High Nationals.
Local briefs
July 23, 2001
City band wrapping season The Lawrence City Band will present its summer season finale at 8 p.m. Wednesday in South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets. The program will include “Air Waves” by Joseph Olivadoti; “The Universal Judgment” by Camille De Nardis; “The Sound of Music” by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein; “Salute to Kansas” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa; “Big Band Signatures,” arranged by John Higgins; “Cheerio” by Edwin Franko Goldman; “Fandango” by Frank Perkins; and “1812 Overture Sollenelle” by Peter Tchaikovsky, featuring the cannon firing by the Kansas National Guard. ________________ Community: Agency on aging to review Older Americans Act Topeka Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging will have a public hearing to review the proposed services to be funded under the Older Americans Act at 1 p.m. Thursday at the agency’s office, 1720 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka. Some services include congregate and home-delivered meals, legal services, transportation and in-home services. For more information, call Marsha Ridinger, program manager, at 235-1367 or (800) 798-1366. ________________ Higher education: University president to retire in June 2002 Salina The Rev. Marshall Stanton, president of Kansas Wesleyan University for the past 17 1/2 years, will retire next June. Stanton, 65, said his decision comes at a time the university is financially strong, and as preparations begin for the next strategic plan an assessment of academics and facilities expected to take at least five years. After serving in churches in Ohio and Kansas, Stanton was superintendent of the Hutchinson District of the United Methodist Church before being elected president of Kansas Wesleyan in February 1984. Under his leadership the school rebounded from crippling financial problems that nearly forced it to close. It now has an enrollment of more than 700 students and its endowment has grown from $1.8 million in 1983 to $18 million. ________________ Gasoline costs: 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.
Focus on the living
July 23, 2001
Creeping death
July 23, 2001
J-W Editorials “Civilized” South Africa reflects the growing dangers posed by AIDS. We read and hear about the incalculable presence and growth of the HIV virus and AIDS in Africa. Entire nations are at risk because of the spread of this new version of the horrid plagues of Europe in the 14th Century.
Nation briefs
July 23, 2001
Flood toll surpasses 50 Medal for service comes with a price 18 people drown seeking heat relief
Bush’s Cuban policy a challenge for crop artist
July 23, 2001
By Terry Rombeck President George W. Bush’s tough stance against Cuba is complicating things for Lawrence landscape muralist Stan Herd. “The waves are not diminishing,” Herd said. “The statements that Bush is making are making the water a little more choppy.”
Groups creating more wetlands
July 23, 2001
By Joy Ludwig With its 573 acres and proximity to the city, the Baker Wetlands, south of Lawrence, may be Douglas County’s largest and best known marsh. But it’s not the only wetlands. And others are in the works. Two groups are working to turn more than 400 acres into a wetlands paradise filled with wildlife, native plants and grasses.
Teens get taste of career in art
Bench project provides on-the-job training
July 23, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Seventeen teen-agers are doing their best to create benchmark art in Lawrence. They are painting distinctive art benches as part of the Jobs in the Arts Make Sense program, sponsored by Van Go Mobile Arts, 715 N.J.
Genoa assesses damage from G-8 rioting
July 23, 2001
Broken glass, spent tear gas canisters and smashed yellow cobblestones littered this seaside city Sunday, the streets finally tranquil after two days of anti-globalization protests that left one dead and nearly 500 injured.
Israeli police hunt for militant group
July 23, 2001
Israeli police said Sunday they were searching for Jewish extremists believed responsible for several shooting attacks on Palestinian civilians, including a deadly roadside ambush last week in the West Bank.
N.J. changing method used to I.D. suspects
July 23, 2001
A subtle change in the way crime victims and witnesses in New Jersey will be asked to identify suspects demonstrates how DNA evidence is changing law enforcement.
Position clarified
July 23, 2001
Doctors say Reno fit to run for office
July 23, 2001
Janet Reno’s doctors say her mild form of Parkinson’s disease should not prevent the former U.S. attorney general from running for the Florida governor’s office.
Treasury secretary voices optimism
July 23, 2001
Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill said Sunday that he finds hopeful signs of an economic rebound, sounding a more optimistic assessment than Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.
Barn restoration saves slice of history
July 23, 2001
Crumbling barns long on charm but often expensive to repair and without practical agricultural uses prove a formidable challenge to those interested in preserving them. “We are losing them right and left,” said Marci Penner, president of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving rural culture. The foundation would like to help save the barns, but it’s a difficult proposition.
Bush, Putin promise to cut nuclear arsenals
July 23, 2001
Seeking a post-Cold War formula for arms control, President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged Sunday to pursue deep cuts in their nuclear arsenals and link the offensive weapons talks to tougher negotiations over Bush’s missile defense plans. Their differences still deep, both leaders hailed the surprise announcement in this medieval Mediterranean port city as a step toward forging a stronger U.S.-Russian relationship.
Devastating honeybee loss blamed on weather
July 23, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Local beekeepers are experiencing a sting no salve can soothe. Many in northeastern Kansas have lost up to 95 percent of their colonies because of last year’s dry summer and cold winter. They say the loss is the worst they’ve experienced in decades and extends throughout the Midwest.