Archive for Tuesday, July 24, 2001

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Karl Stockhammer
July 24, 2001
6Sports report: Lynn Pride makes start as center in WNBA
July 24, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Lynn Pride’s WBNA debut.
Comets cage Lynx
July 24, 2001
Tina Thompson scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Houston Comets to a 51-46 victory Monday night over the Minnesota Lynx. Janeth Arcain added 13 points as the Comets (15-6) improved to 9-0 against the Lynx (7-14), who made only 11 shots from the field in 55 attempts.
NFL Training Camps: No ego woes in Oakland
Rice, Brown having a ball together with Raiders
July 24, 2001
Just a few days ago, a visitor to Tim Brown’s training camp locker was surprised to find the longtime Raiders receiver sharing a joke with newcomer Jerry Rice. “Me and Jerry were sitting there laughing,” Brown said, “and they were like, ‘You guys aren’t supposed to be doing that, you’re supposed to be at each other’s throats.”’
Orioles, Rangers agree to makeup schedule
July 24, 2001
The Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers will play an extra game this week, then play Monday to make up games postponed by a train derailment at Camden Yards. Two games were postponed last week after a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed in a tunnel several hundred yards from the stadium.
Wongluekiet leads U.S. Girls Junior by three strokes
July 24, 2001
ree Wongluekiet shot a 3-under-par 67, the only sub-par round Monday, to lead the 156-player field after the first day of stroke play at the 2001 U.S. Girls’ Junior at Indian Hills Country Club.
Collins ousted from Championships
July 24, 2001
Sixth-seeded Nicole Leimbach of Colorado Springs rallied past Lawrence’s Caitlin Collins to win the USTA Super National Clay Court Championships on Sunday. Leimbach, 15, defeated the 16-year-old Collins, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Missouri to open at NABC
July 24, 2001
The Missouri men’s basketball team will open its regular season by hosting two rounds of the inaugural NABC Guardians Classic. The National Association of Basketball Coaches’ 16-team tournament will open in four cities, including Columbia, where the Tigers start their season Nov. 13 against Tennessee-Martin.
Peterson gets nod for Raiders in Zone
Seven-team tournament on tap at FSHS
July 24, 2001
Staff ace Eric Peterson will be on the mound tonight for the Lawrence Raiders when they open in the Zone Three Legion baseball tournament at Free State High’s field. Peterson, a left-hander who boasts an 11-1 record and 1.70 earned run average, will be pitching against the Shawnee Mission Slam at 8:15 p.m.
NAIA completes move back to Olathe
Collegiate organization returns to Kansas City area after eight years in Tulsa
July 24, 2001
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics officially opened up shop in its new digs Monday, returning to the area it left in 1993 when it moved to Tulsa from Kansas City, Mo.
Beisel, Layne come to terms
July 24, 2001
Fourth-round draft choices Monty Beisel, a linebacker from Kansas State, and George Layne, a running back from Texas Christian, have agreed to terms on three-year contracts with the Chiefs, the club announced Monday.
Packer denied apartment
July 24, 2001
Being a member of the Green Bay Packers would normally get you first-class treatment in Wisconsin. In Edwin Kehl’s case, his status as a Packer got him turned away from renting an apartment.
Duval was at ease during British Open
July 24, 2001
Somewhere along the path toward his first major championship, David Duval realized it was only a game. Tied for the lead after 54 holes in the British Open, he spent the evening taking money from his house guests in a game of gin.
Tour de France: Armstrong on verge of third straight victory
July 24, 2001
Stronger, faster, leaner than ever before, Lance Armstrong is turning this year’s Tour de France into a Tour de Force. A rare third consecutive title in the world’s toughest cycling event is within easy reach six days from the finish, thanks to his stunning performance in the Alps and the Pyrenees.
Ewing describes sexual favors at club
July 24, 2001
Patrick Ewing testified Monday that he was twice provided with sexual favors at the Gold Club while the club’s owner and manager watched. Ewing, who signed with Orlando last week, said he had visited the Atlanta strip club about 10 times, and was given special attention when owner Steve Kaplan and manager Thomas “Ziggy” Sicignano were present.
New officer takes command of fort
July 24, 2001
Lawmakers wrangle over study’s definition of ‘suitable education’
July 24, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Lawmakers on Monday gave a preview of the next school funding fight as they struggled over hiring a consultant that will determine the cost of a “suitable education” for Kansas children.
Nation briefs
July 24, 2001
Storm delays shuttle return Nike recalls cross-trainers Killer gets four life terms for shooting in gay bar Immigration panel offers recommendations
Global warming compromise reached; U.S. official booed
July 24, 2001
The 180-nation United Nations Climate Change Conference reached a historic compromise agreement on Monday to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. But the United States renewed its opposition to the process, deepening its isolation in the international community.
Study tracks cell-phone use on roads
July 24, 2001
About 3 percent of Americans behind the wheel at any given daytime moment are also talking on hand-held cell phones, the government says in its first on-the-street survey of phone use in vehicles. Rates nearly doubled outside of rush hour and were higher among women, whites and drivers of vans and SUVs, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
Dignitaries pay respects to Washington Post executive
July 24, 2001
Katharine Graham would have loved it, her daughter said: America’s elite assembled to remember the grace, grit and humor she used to transform The Washington Post into a great newspaper. “What a way to go!” declared Ben Bradlee, her longtime executive editor, in a eulogy Monday that recalled Mrs. Graham’s hearty guffaw, her thirst for a good story and her “love for a piece of the action.”
Hallmark Channel debuts with H.G. Wells series
July 24, 2001
Greetings from the Hallmark Channel.
On the record
July 24, 2001
Intense meteor shower dazzles, bewilders residents in Northeast
July 24, 2001
People throughout the Northeast flooded emergency centers with phone calls Monday evening after seeing bright lights in the sky and hearing loud noises.
Heart association backs away from hormone therapy
July 24, 2001
The influential American Heart Assn. is changing course and recommending that women not be prescribed estrogen solely to prevent strokes and heart disease, because of growing evidence that the supplements might cause harm.
Colorado court clears way for sex offenders’ release
July 24, 2001
The state Supreme Court cleared the way for 72 convicted sex offenders to be released from prison by Wednesday, saying the inmates had been improperly sentenced for parole violations.
American League Roundup: Sweep drops Twins to second
Cleveland vaults into AL Central lead; Clemens surpasses Seaver
July 24, 2001
When Lou Piniella looks at the Minnesota Twins, he sees a lot of the Seattle Mariners. teams have about the same ingredients: athleticism, defense and good pitching,” the Mariners manager said after Seattle won 3-2 Monday to complete a four-game sweep. “They were all very competitive games, and we were fortunate to come out on top.”
FAA to study causes of ‘air rage’
July 24, 2001
The Federal Aviation Administration has launched the government’s first study of “air rage,” including a look at whether in-flight violence is increasing and can be tied to excessive drinking.
Second conviction twists tale of dog killer
July 24, 2001
A man who threw a dog to its death in a fit of road rage was convicted Monday of stealing tools from his telephone repair van and pushing the vehicle off a cliff to cover up the crime.
Four-week maturity offered on T-bills
July 24, 2001
Investors wary of the roller-coaster stock market and looking to park their money in a super-safe investment are getting a new option from the U.S. Treasury. The Treasury Department said Monday that it would sell, beginning July 31, a new security that matures in just four weeks. The shortest Treasury maturity currently available to investors is a three-month bill.
Inmate Web sites disgust victims
July 24, 2001
Some crime victims say they are appalled that prison inmates have access to Web sites that allow them to place personal ads promoting themselves as lonely hearts.
Teens killed in crash had seen racing film
July 24, 2001
Four people who were killed when their speeding car went off the road and rolled had apparently just been to a drive-in that was showing two movies about auto racing.
Florence Tynan
July 24, 2001
Western declines to comment on KCC ruling; stock price falls
July 24, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The price of stock in Western Resources Inc. and potential suitor Public Service Co. of New Mexico fell sharply Monday, the first day of trading since state utility regulators rejected Western’s plan to split into two companies. Officials from both companies declined comment on the decision by the Kansas Corporation Commission, saying they would wait until the KCC rules on Western’s request for a $151 million rate increase. That decision is expected Wednesday.
No more donations
July 24, 2001
KU neighbor
July 24, 2001
A pivotal role
July 24, 2001
J-W Editorials The accomplishments of the affable Olin Petefish have made Lawrence a better place in which to live. The obituary of Olin Petefish, who died last week, told of many honors, accomplishments and high offices. However, the Lawrence attorney is more likely to be remembered by his affable manner, his wit and his humor and how he used these qualities to solve many potentially ticklish situations.
Competitive event
July 24, 2001
J-W Editorials Local officials should make every effort to keep the Sunflower State Games in Lawrence. Recent news stories have reported that officials for the Sunflower State Games will be considering various sites for the event in 2003. Lawrence has been the host city for the games since their inception in 1990, and it is hoped local officials will do everything they can to keep the comprehensive athletic event here.
Rebels breach cease-fire, make advances in Macedonia
July 24, 2001
Ethnic Albanian militants battled government forces Monday in Macedonia’s second-largest city, thrusting the troubled country back to the brink of civil war just days after the collapse of high-level peace talks.
Kathryn Dagenette
July 24, 2001
Powell to confront sensitive issues in Asia
July 24, 2001
U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell arrived here Monday on his first swing through Asia amid two breaking regional crises the ouster of Indonesia’s president and the plummeting of Tokyo’s stock market that underscore the challenges the Bush administration faces across the Pacific.
Indonesia comes full circle as new leader takes power
July 24, 2001
President Abdurrahman Wahid tried every political maneuver he knew to stave off impeachment. But after the military ignored his order to shut down the legislature, lawmakers dismissed him and replaced him with Megawati Sukarnoputri eldest daughter of Indonesia’s first leader.
2nd Watkins assailant sentenced
July 24, 2001
A man convicted for being the lookout in the stabbing death of a Kansas University graduate during an $8 robbery was sentenced Monday to 15 years to life in prison.
KU to delay demolition decision
University yields to city request to slow process to tear down Oread homes
July 24, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Crews Monday began removing asbestos from two Oread neighborhood buildings slated for demolition by Kansas University. It’s a step toward knocking down two apartment complexes and four old houses near 13th and Ohio streets, a move quite upsetting to some neighbors. And it comes as the university signals its willingness to slow the governing process leading to demolition.
Fumes, worries re-emerge
KDHE traces gas to beneath Priscilla’s
July 24, 2001
By Mike Belt High levels of combustible fumes were detected again Monday along one of Lawrence’s busiest streets. Crews from the city of Lawrence and Kansas Department of Health and Environment traced the fumes to the ground beneath Priscilla’s, 1206 W. 23rd St., said Mark Bradford, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical deputy chief.
Lawrence residents ready for relief from summer swelter
Cold front hitting state later this week should bring cooler temperatures, meteorologists say
July 24, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Temperatures will dip into the 80s this week, bringing welcome relief from the triple-digit heat indexes of the past few days.
Stocks fall as investors lack reason to buy
July 24, 2001
The stock market fell sharply Monday as skittish investors sized up more second-quarter earnings and braced for the likelihood that the economic slowdown will mean another spate of profit warnings. Yet there were no major earnings disappointments that drove prices downward, a sign that investors see little reason to buy stocks.
Records show Koch’s spotty safety history
Pipeline corrosion resulted in two Texas deaths
July 24, 2001
Court records and depositions in lawsuits against Koch Industries Inc. point to a troubled history involving corrosion in pipelines near Lively and Corpus Christi.
Nine-year-old meets her ‘angel’
July 24, 2001
By Mike Belt A big smile spread across Jessica Shaikhar’s face Monday afternoon when she met her guardian angel. Jessica, 9, had a chance to say thank you to Carl Keenan, the 22-year-old Kansas University student who pulled Jessica out of an apartment complex swimming pool Sunday, saving her from drowning.
Wongluekeit girl
July 24, 2001
J-W Staff Report Mission Hills — Aree Wongluekiet shot a 3-under-par 67, the only sub-par round Monday, to lead the 156-player field after the first day of stroke play at the 2001 U.S. Girls’ Junior at Indian Hills Country Club.
Western declines comment on KCC ruling, as stock price falls
July 24, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — The price of stock in Western Resources Inc. and potential suitor Public Service Co. of New Mexico fell sharply Monday, the first day of trading since state utility regulators rejected Western’s plan to split into two companies.
Cold front to bring relief next week
July 24, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Temperatures will dip into the 80s this week, bringing welcome relief from the triple-digit heat indexes of the past few days.
Karl Stockhammer
July 24, 2001
Memorial services for Karl A. Stockhammer, 75, Lawrence, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private inurnment will be at Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Stockhammer died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at Aldersgate Village, Topeka.
Blotter
July 24, 2001
Law enforcement report Condition reports
Tuesday datebook
July 24, 2001
TODAY 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.: Storytime for 2-year-olds and an accompanying adult, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833. Also 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Registration required.
Raiders seeded No. 2 in zone tourney
July 24, 2001
J-W Staff Report Staff ace Eric Peterson will be on the mound tonight for the Lawrence Raiders when they open in the Zone Three Legion baseball tournament at Free State High’s field.
Collins loses in USTA final
July 24, 2001
J-W Staff Report Virginia Beach, Va. — Sixth-seeded Nicole Leimbach of Colorado Springs rallied past Lawrence’s Caitlin Collins to win the USTA Super National Clay Court Championships on Sunday.
7-25 What should be done to fight the lack of funds for public
July 24, 2001
What should be done to fight the lack of funds for Lawrence public schools? Jim Wilder,
City to open up off-leash dog park
July 24, 2001
RECREATION City to open dog park
Toilet waste dumped into water treatment plant
July 24, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A “Johnny on the Spot” driver hauling toilet waste last week picked the wrong place to unload — the Clinton Water Treatment Plant at 21st Street and Wakarusa Drive.
s close
July 24, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.73; corn, $1.69; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $4.73. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.76; corn, $1.69; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $4.75. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.76; corn, $1.69; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $4.73. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.69; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $4.73. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.69; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $4.73.
s close
July 24, 2001
Dow Industrials —152.23, 10,424.42
Carson obituary
July 24, 2001
Knowlton “Tote” Carson Kansas City, Mo. — Private inurnment for Knowlton E. “Tote” Carson, 90, Tucson, Ariz., will be in Mount Moriah Mausoleum, Kansas City, Mo.
Leonard Lawson obituary
July 24, 2001
Leonard Lawson Tonganoxie — Services for Leonard W. Lawson Jr., 58, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at West Haven Baptist Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Ethical research
July 24, 2001
To the editor: In the book, “Tuesdays with Morrie”, one character with a terminal disease tells this story: A little wave in the ocean, seeing waves crashing onto the shore, is frightened and comments to a nearby big wave about each wave’s inevitable end. His larger friend corrects him: “You’re not a wave. YOU’RE A PART OF THE OCEAN.”
Tuesday Best Bets
July 24, 2001
GHOSTFACE KILLAH plays at 8 p.m. today at The Granada, 1020 Mass. TODAY
Fumes detected again
July 24, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com High levels of combustible fumes were detected again Monday along one of Lawrence’s busiest streets.
Jul25-25
July 24, 2001
Kansas Gov. Robert Bennett urged President Ford to select challenger Ronald Reagan as his running-mate. Bennett, a longtime supporter of Ford, said he thought a Ford-Reagan ticket stood the best chance to beat Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter. Kansas City was to be the site of the national GOP convention this year. Meanwhile, the aggressive Ronald Reagan said he had selected U.S. Sen. Richard Schweiker of Pennsylvania as his running-mate should he get the Republican nomination in Kansas City.
Jul25-40
July 24, 2001
Crowds for the second annual Sidewalk Bazaar sales promotion were huge despite rains that occurred on an off during the day. More storms were in the offing overnight. The police department and the city cemetery operation seemed to be the hardest-hit in the proposed city budget of manager Harold Horn.
July 24, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A big smile spread across Jessica Shaikhar’s face Monday afternoon when she met her guardian angel.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo
July 24, 2001
BATH & BODY WORKS will lease 2,500 square feet of a 23,500-square-foot strip center being built at 3140 Iowa, just north of Earl May Nursery & Garden Center at the northeast corner of 33rd and Iowa streets. Vanum Construction Inc. is handling the $1.5 million job, which received its building permit earlier this month. The total will be among the first added to the $84.1 million in construction work that received permits during the first half of 2001. Vanum expects the center to be finished by Oct. 1. Plans call for the center to include five stores; the other four range in size from 1,500 square feet to 8,000 square feet.
KU to delay demolition ––— University yields to city request to postpone demolishing Oread homes
July 24, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Crews Monday began removing asbestos from two Oread neighborhood buildings slated for demolition by Kansas University.
Briefs
July 24, 2001
Mailbox vandalism under investigation Victim hit by brick during fight Company reports possible e-mail theft Victim in beating suffers broken jaw
Drowsy Duval strikes out
British Open champ skunked in Telus Skins Game
July 24, 2001
British Open champion David Duval failed to win a hole Monday at the Telus Skins Game, while Vijay Singh collected $58,257 with a 6-foot putt. Mike Weir, a Canadian, made a 6-foot putt worth $29,129, and Sergio Garcia won one hole to earn $9,710.
Flanders, Blevins second in Fourball
July 24, 2001
Lawrence’s Camron Flanders and Zachary Blevins are in second place after Monday’s first round of the Kansas Golf Assn. Junior Fourball Championship.
Sports Showcase: Iron Man golden
Ticket sales soaring for Ripken’s final season
July 24, 2001
Baseball’s Iron Man has become solid gold at the box office. Since Cal Ripken Jr. announced on June 19 that he would end his 21-year career after this season, his march to retirement has created a nonstop parade to the ticket window in Baltimore and ballparks throughout the country.
Wrench services
July 24, 2001
Construction surges
Building permits on track to set record
July 24, 2001
By Mark Fagan Even a sluggish U.S. economy can’t slow Lawrence’s construction industry. Overall building activity surged in Lawrence during the first six months of the year, driven by a healthy dose of public, commercial and residential projects, according to a new report from City Hall.
Local briefs
July 24, 2001
Recreation: City to open dog park The city’s new off-leash dog park will open Aug. 4. The event will be marked by a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting that day at “Mutt Run,” below Clinton Lake Dam west of Lawrence. The park’s address is 1330 E. 902 Road. The park includes a rest room, separate drinking fountains for dogs and their owners and a small parking lot. Area residents approached the Lawrence City Commission last year to request an off-leash dog park. Commissioners referred the issue to Parks and Recreation officials, who worked with the interested residents, the Lawrence Police Department, Douglas County Veterinarians Assn., Lawrence Humane Society and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop the park. _____________ Philanthropy: Benefit for former resident raises funds for Wildcare A benefit raised $1,000 for a Lawrence wildlife rehabilitation group. Lifetimes Steak & Grill in Osage City conducted a karaoke benefit July 14 in the name of the late Tom Cowser, who died June 20 in a motorcycle accident. All proceeds from the event will go to Wildcare. Brad Loveless, a co-worker at Western Resources Green Team, said Cowser, a rural Lawrence resident, volunteered many hours at Wildcare and built flight pens for bald eagles. Loveless said Cowser, a journeyman/lineman for KPL, also built pens for golden eagles at the Topeka Zoo, planted trees at elementary schools across the state and native grasses at former crop fields, and he performed various construction projects. _____________ Transportation: Completion of resurfacing projects reopens roads Two road projects have been completed, and the road again are open to traffic. Wakarusa Township recently resurfaced one mile of East 1500 Road, from North 900 Road to County Road 458. The township also made improvements on North 900 Road, from East 1500 Road to East 1600 Road, and a small section of East 1600 Road that connects with County Road 1055. The Douglas County Public Works Department also reopened County Road 1061, between County Road 460 and U.S. Highway 56. Wildcat Concrete Services, Topeka, completed a two-week project to resurface the bridge deck as well as the roadway approach north and south of the bridge over Captain Creek. The work was done to extend the life of the bridge, which is about eight miles south of Kansas Highway 10. _____________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol at work 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.
Principal turnover in district cut in half
July 24, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district welcomes three new principals this year, half the number assuming control of schools a year ago. “A half dozen was out of the norm,” Supt. Randy Weseman said. “Three should be on the higher end for our district.”
People
July 24, 2001
Harrison denies report Government lawsuit Dropping the ball Easy roles
Pulitzer-winner Welty dies at 92
July 24, 2001
Eudora Welty, the wise, meticulous writer whose loving depictions of small-town Mississippi brought her international acclaim, died Monday. She was 92.
Mailboxes being targeted
July 24, 2001
Mailbox vandalism under investigation Douglas County Sheriff’s officers are investigating several incidents of vandalism to rural mailboxes.
s immune
July 24, 2001
We have wealth, Iran has poverty, both of us are weakened by serious drug abuse. In a totalitarian environment such as Iran’s, one would not expect substance abuse to be a major problem. There is the Muslim ban on use of alcohol, and a deep control of the “state” with direct linkage to the “church.”
Hed here and here and
July 24, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Lawmakers on Monday gave a preview of the next school funding fight as they struggled over hiring a consultant that will determine the cost of a “suitable education” for Kansas children.
Helicopter crash victim
July 24, 2001
Fatal helicopter crash comes during delivery
Principal turnover improving, official says
July 24, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The Lawrence school district welcomes three new principals this year, half the number assuming control of schools a year ago.
Business briefcase for Tuesday
July 24, 2001
Fast-food giant subsidiary going public for first time
City rec standings
July 24, 2001
Softball Men’s Sunday: Mr. Cid 11-3, West Coast Saloon 10-4, Honeywell 7-7, Broke ‘N’ Busted 7-7, Beer Me 0-14.
LIG Vision wanted for economic development
July 24, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Some Lawrence residents want to see more evidence of vision guiding the city’s economic development.
Local Briefs
July 24, 2001
Flanders, Blevins second in Fourball
Hudson humbles Royals - Oakland 7, Kansas City 2
A’s hurler holds KC to two runs in 7 innings
July 24, 2001
At least someone in the Hudson family delivered. Tim Hudson won his fifth consecutive decision, allowing two runs on five hits in seven innings to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Monday night.
Daily ticker
July 24, 2001
Briefcase
July 24, 2001
McDonald’s Japan to take orders for public shares Disney buys cable network for $3 billion, will rename it Amazon.com beats forecast, announces alliance with AOL Hallmark Entertainment sells 700 titles from library
A natural resource tax?
July 24, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate An overhaul of the nation’s tax code, including the possibility of scrapping it altogether, is now being considered by the Bush administration, according to the president’s chief economic adviser, Lawrence B. Lindsey.
World briefs
July 24, 2001
Mayor rejects request for Gay Pride parade Umbrellas deployed against volcanic ash Concorde investigators bolster theory on crash Apartheid’s ‘Dr. Death’ details scope of power
Heat halts corn crops
July 24, 2001
Scorching July temperatures have taken a heavy toll on Kansas field crops, hay production and pastures. Rains in the forecast for this week may bring some relief to some of the state’s biggest crops. Scott Staggenborg, an extension crop specialist at Kansas State University, said rain now will not help the Kansas corn crop.
DUI law gets tough on teens
July 24, 2001
By Dave Ranney Buried deep in the state’s new drunken-driving law is a section that says Kansans under age 21 caught drinking will lose their driver’s license for 30 days. If it happens again, they’ll lose it for a year. Sounds reasonable. Thirty days doesn’t seem like a long time, and if someone’s dumb enough to do it again, well, tough.
Noxious weed soundoff
July 24, 2001
There is musk thistle growing on the KU West Campus, south of 15th street, west of the maintenance building. This is a noxious weed. Who is responsible for controlling this: KU, the state or the city? Julie Wyatt, an environmental inspector for the city of Lawrence, said the university is responsible for getting rid of any noxious weeds on the property. She said the city typically issues violation notices to property owners and if the weeds are not removed, then the city hires a contractor and the property owner is billed for the work.
Construction surges ––— Builders get $84 million of work in first half
July 24, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com RELATED: www.growth.lawrence.com
6Sports report: Sunflower State Games turn back the clock
July 24, 2001
Michael Rigg reports on the archery competition that took place this weekend at the Sunflower State Games
Baseball Briefs
July 24, 2001
Royals activate Zaun, option Austin to Omaha Indians’ shelve Shuey Ellis, Womack on DL Mets, Phils make trade Helyn Doby dies at 76 Expos recall Seguignol Padres sign McElroy Pirates demote Loiselle Orioles shelve Segui
National League Roundup: Hampton halts Giants
Bonds stuck on 42; Brewers’ skid reaches 10
July 24, 2001
Mike Hampton broke out of a seven-start slump, pitching a five-hitter to lead Colorado Rockies to an 8-2 victory over San Francisco on Monday night. Neifi Perez hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs for the Rockies.
KU represented in NFL
July 24, 2001
Sixteen former Kansas University football players are listed on NFL rosters as the pro football league’s preseason camps get under way. Three of the 16 were seniors on the 2000 KU team fullback Moran Norris, linebacker Chaz Murphy and defensive back Carl Nesmith.
Pope lobbies Bush on stem cell research
Pontiff urges president to reject practices that ‘devalue and violate’ human life
July 24, 2001
Pope John Paul II urged President Bush on Monday to reject research on human embryos as Bush weighs government funding for the burgeoning science. Respectful but noncommittal, the president said, “I’ll take that point of view into consideration.” Bush said after his first face-to-face meeting with the pontiff that stem cell research offers the prospect of huge medical advances but is fraught with “serious moral implications.”
Vision in luring businesses scrutinized
Forum participants tackle economic development
July 24, 2001
By Joel Mathis Some Lawrence residents want to see more evidence of vision guiding the city’s economic development. “The discussion needs to start with what does the community want, what kind of community we want,” Karen Anderson said Monday night. “And then we have to have some kind of plan.”
Landmark rock loses top
July 24, 2001
There’s been a change in a familiar western Kansas landmark. Few noticed it at first, after the tallest portion of Castle Rock toppled to the ground earlier this month. “I didn’t expect that to fall in my lifetime,” said Don Harvey, whose farm is located about 5 1/2 miles from the rock formation south of Quinter. “It’s been there for thousands of years.”
7-24 Would you be willing to eat sliced peanut butter?
July 24, 2001
Would you be willing to eat sliced peanut butter? Cynthia Winn,
7-25 New officer takes command of Fort Leavenworth
July 24, 2001
New officer takes command of fort Fort Leavenworth — Lt. Gen. James C. Riley will take command of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth during a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Abrams Loop, Reynolds Ave., Fort Leavenworth, or at Eisenhower Auditorium, Bell Hall, in case of inclement weather.
100 Years
July 24, 2001
On July 25, 1901, the Lawrence World told of the effect that the heat was having on people: “If a man is inclined to be mean the heat makes him meaner. In other words hot weather brings out all that is bad in men. For this reason people living in the far south are unsettled, dissatisfied and always ripe for revolution. People living in the far north are quiet, contented and happy. Government has taken notice of this and acted accordingly. Right here at home the people are more illnatured than usual. The man who does not constantly guard himself becomes a bear in his home and a nuisance abroad.”
Local briefs for Wednesday
July 24, 2001
City golfer cards 89 Hesston — Ashley Johnson of Lawrence shot an 89 and trailed leader Morgan Arbuckle of Hutchinson by 16 strokes in the Hesston Junior Girls Invitational golf tournament on Tuesday.
Preschool pays off for society
July 24, 2001
Parents of newborns in Brattleboro, Vt., like those elsewhere in the country, receive many congratulatory messages from family and friends. But there’s one additional letter: A note from school superintendent Raymond McNulty, welcoming the infant to the Class of 2018, accompanied by a brochure on the services of the Parent Child Center of Windham County and the offer of a home visit from a “welcome baby” volunteer, bearing gifts and information on services available to help assure that the child will be ready for school. McNulty described those services — ranging from maternal and child health care, a dental clinic, day care for children up to age 5, Early Head Start and Head Start, and, for the parents, literacy programs, job training and counseling on substance abuse — to a meeting here last week of the Education Commission of the States (ECS).
Canadian asks why Americans don’t see danger of guns
July 24, 2001
Area briefs
July 24, 2001
Fatal helicopter crash happened during delivery Lawmakers press case for child welfare changes First woman takes command of Kansas Guard battalion
Drunken-driving bill has hidden consequence
July 24, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Buried deep in the state’s new drunken-driving law is a section that says Kansans under age 21 caught drinking will lose their driver’s license for 30 days. If it happens again, they’ll lose it for a year.
6Sports report: Nick Bradford is in camp mode.
July 24, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Nick Bradford’s attendence at the Paul Pierce basketball camp, taking place at KU’s Allen Fieldhouse.
6Sports report: Lawrence Raiders play tomorrow night
July 24, 2001
Kevin Romary plugs the game between the Lawrence Raiders and SM North Slam to be played tomorrow night.
WWII ‘Brothers’ reunite at training site
506th regiment survivors take sneak peak of Spielberg-Hanks miniseries
July 24, 2001
Nineteen surviving members of an elite Army unit that trained in this small town for some of World War II’s most harrowing missions returned Sunday for a peek at a television miniseries portraying their exploits.
Kentucky law aims to unmask Klan
July 24, 2001
In the 1970s, when Bullitt County was still a hotbed of Ku Klux Klan activity, Chester Porter’s attempts to prosecute Klansmen were met with threats and a cross-burning outside his home.
Real lesson of Chandra Levy
July 24, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services I wonder how many mothers are sitting down with their daughters to make sure they understand the real lesson of Chandra Levy? For those who don’t know what that lesson might be, grandmothers would be a good source, except for many who were reared in the ‘60s. Mothers might also try my favorite contemporary rule book, Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s “Ten Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives” (there’s a version for men, too, Congressman Condit, in case you haven’t figured out how you’ve messed up yours).
Toilet waste dumped into water plant
July 24, 2001
By Mike Belt A “Johnny on the Spot” driver hauling toilet waste last week picked the wrong place to unload the Clinton Water Treatment Plant at 21st Street and Wakarusa Drive.
City standings
July 24, 2001
Volcanic signs make Oregon nervous
July 24, 2001
Nervousness is necessary in central Oregon these days.
Olympics could be new tool of diplomacy
July 24, 2001
By Bill Ferguson Knight Ridder Newspapers So China has been awarded the Olympics in 2008. Let the celebration begin! See you in Beijing in seven years, right? No? I didn’t think so.
Putin won’t be pinned down
July 24, 2001
By Trudy Rubin Philadelphia Inquirer George W. Bush may have looked into Vladimir Putin’s soul, but many Russians are still asking: “Who is Mr. Putin?” On the answer to that question hangs the near-term hopes for reform in Russia, along with the future of U.S.-Russia relations.
Horoscopes
July 24, 2001