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TOP MUSIC
July 26, 2001
TOP MOVIES
July 26, 2001
Lawrence briefs
July 26, 2001
E-mail corrections continue on KU system VFW schedules salute for Lawrence officer Railroad repairs to close road
Lawrence Briefs
July 26, 2001
FSHS, LHS schedule blood drive competition Cottonwood offers free miniature golf Animal safety program on tap at Clinton Lake
6News: Lawrence to see increase in electric rates
July 26, 2001
Lawrence residents will see an increase in electric rates as the result of a ruling decided Wednesday by the Kansas Corporation Commission.
Winston Cup points leaders - 7/22
July 26, 2001
The top-40 drivers in the NASCAR Winston Cup standings as of July 22:
6Sports report: Freestate High’s volleyball camp
July 26, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Firebirds’ volleyball camp going on this week.
6Sports report: Brown comes back
July 26, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on former Kansas coach Larry Brown’s return to KU for the NBA exhibition game this fall between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Utah Jazz.
Business Briefcase
July 26, 2001
Retail gap lingers downtown Banking: Capitol Federal Financial reports earnings increase Economy: Home sales stay strong Pharmaceuticals: Bristol-Myers, Pharmacia report profit increases Earnings: DuPont blames economy for second-quarter loss
Friends and neighbors
July 26, 2001
Schedule of Events
July 26, 2001
Gran Turismo 3’ may have best racing graphics yet
July 26, 2001
In an amazing tour de force, Polyphony Digital and Sony take a giant leap toward the perfect race game with a production so spectacular that it’s hard to imagine how it could be improved. The dramatic lighting effects, splendid details and just-like-driving controls make “Gran Turismo 3” an experience you simply shouldn’t miss.
Pets have special place at fair
July 26, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Philip Foos wore his corn snake like a necklace as he waited to have it judged Saturday at the Douglas County 4-H Pet Show. Across the room, a judge was examining one of the 51 cats entered in the show. Felines are fine, Philip said, but reptiles are better.
Skate park has several features for BMXers
July 26, 2001
The 12,306-square-foot Lawrence skate park, designed as a street course, opened in 1998 in Centennial Park, Ninth Street and Rockledge Road. The lighted facility has eight different features including a half pipe, quarter pipe, plaza, pyramids, fun box and grind rail.
American League Roundup: Rangers’ Duchscherer wins debut
July 26, 2001
Justin Duchscherer made the most of his one-game shot with the Texas Rangers. Called up just to make the spot start, Duchscherer pitched into the seventh inning to win his major league debut Wednesday as the Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 in the first game of a doubleheader.
National League Roundup: Galarraga lifts Giants
July 26, 2001
Andres Galarraga, whose career was reborn in Denver eight years ago, enjoyed another resurrection on Wednesday at Coors Field.
Stadium home to ‘Zone’
July 26, 2001
It’s rare when they hang an SRO sign at a Kansas University home football game, but Standing Room Only tickets will be on sale at all seven games in Memorial Stadium this fall. The south end zone area will be cordoned off for standees only.
KCC’s decision a step toward rate equalization
July 26, 2001
Officials in different cities found reason to celebrate an order Wednesday from the Kansas Corporation Commission on Western Resources Inc.’s rates, but not necessarily for the same reasons.
Little fuel discovered in crashed helicopter
July 26, 2001
Investigators could draw only about 12 ounces of fuel from the tank of a helicopter that crashed in Bates County, killing the two people on board, the National Transportation Safety Board said.
Carmen Wiseman
July 26, 2001
Entertainment leaders defend ratings systems
July 26, 2001
Entertainment industry leaders on Wednesday panned a proposal to unify the diverse systems that rate TV shows, movies, music and video games for adult content.
Nominee to head product safety agency stands by record
July 26, 2001
Mary Sheila Gall answered critics who say she’s unfit to lead the government’s product safety agency, telling a Senate committee that working with manufacturers to make products safe often gets better results than creating new regulations.
Our Town
July 26, 2001
Sluggers Second: Lawrence Sluggers U-10 All-Star baseball team finished second in the NBC district tournament in Topeka and qualified for the state meet in Hillsboro where they earned the sportsmanship trophy.
Lifeguard competition goes swimmingly
Lawrence teams place highly in regional tournament
July 26, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence lifeguards are among the best in the Midwest. A team of four city pool lifeguards took first place Sunday in the women’s division of the Midwest Lifeguard Tournament in Independence, Mo. A second team took fifth place, out of 17 teams, in the co-ed division.
New stores sweeten Baldwin’s economy
July 26, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Six days a week, Trina Schartz and Stephanie Schimke serve up Italian ices, cappuccino and other coffee specialties in their downtown shop. The co-owners of Espress Yourself say their 3-month-old business is a dream come true. “She’s always wanted a business of her own, and I always wanted a coffee shop,” Schartz said. “I just absolutely love coffee, and I love being around people.”
Circumcision becomes divorce issue in Wichita
Father goes to court to prevent ‘abuse’ of 3-week-old son
July 26, 2001
The parents of a 3-week-old Wichita boy have agreed that he will not be circumcised. The father of Asher Nathanal Grisham did not want the procedure performed. Rodney Grisham equated circumcision with sexual assault, and went to court to get a protection from abuse order on his son’s behalf.
Glickman eyes Senate seat
Democrats spurred by poll showing ‘weak’ support for Roberts
July 26, 2001
He called the possibility remote earlier this month, but former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman apparently is now mulling a challenge of his longtime colleague, Kansas GOP Sen. Pat Roberts.
Vikings’ Moss hits jackpot
Minnesota receiver agrees on $75 million deal
July 26, 2001
Randy Moss almost got his wish. The Minnesota Vikings’ wide receiver, who wanted to be the highest paid player in the NFL, agreed Wednesday to a $75 million, eight-year deal that makes him the highest-paid non-quarterback in the league and third best-paid player overall.
WNBA Briefs
July 26, 2001
Ralph recovering from fourth surgery Weatherspoon fined $250 for flagrant foul
NBA Briefs
July 26, 2001
Blazers trade Smith to Spurs for Anderson Wolves sign Smith to six-year contract Hornets ink Augmon
WNBA Roundup: Rockers nip Sol in OT
July 26, 2001
Merlakia Jones hit a 15-foot jumper and Ann Wauters made two free throws for the only points in overtime to give the Cleveland Rockers a 52-48 victory over the Miami Sol on Wednesday.
Brown returning to Sixers next season
Croce stepping down as Philadelphia’s president, will still play role with 76ers
July 26, 2001
Larry Brown just wasn’t ready to walk away. Pat Croce didn’t want to stay. Brown, who won coach of the year honors while leading the Philadelphia 76ers into the NBA Finals, said Wednesday he is returning as the team’s coach.
Electric rates to rise for KPL customers
But regulators order overall decrease in Western case
July 26, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Electric customers in Lawrence and northeastern Kansas are facing higher rates even as customers elsewhere in the state will see rates drop under a new state order. Western Resources Inc. on Wednesday was ordered to reduce its overall electric rates, but it could raise rates for KPL customers in northeastern Kansas as much as 3.3 percent.
Like father, like son
From Rick to Ricky, auto racing in Hendrick blood
July 26, 2001
Ask Ricky Hendrick about his future in NASCAR and he smiles. “I’ll just say, it’ll be a surprise,” he said. “It will definitely be a surprise.” As if his stellar rookie season in NASCAR’s Truck series hasn’t been surprise enough.
The Jacksons to do show
July 26, 2001
For those keeping score at home, The Jacksons reunion is now in. The Jackson 5 reunion is out.
Album keeps late singer’s career alive
July 26, 2001
Sarah Jessica Parker and her impeccably dressed friends on HBO’s “Sex and the City” were suiting up for another evening of action in the opening scene of the HBO comedy’s third season.
Petting zoo offers exotic options
July 26, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Fair-goers will be able to get up close and personal with exotic animals at this year’s Douglas County Free Fair. A variety of animals, including a Patagonian cavies, a ringtail lemur and a four-horned sheep will be available for petting.
Macedonia rebels to withdraw
July 26, 2001
Thousands of Macedonians fled the country’s second-largest city fearing a major offensive against ethnic Albanian rebels Wednesday, but the government later announced that the insurgents had agreed to withdraw from captured territory.
Navy to pay Cheney’s electric bill
July 26, 2001
Amid Republican cries of “cheap shot,” House Democrats tried Wednesday to keep the Navy from picking up the full bill for electricity at Vice President Dick Cheney’s official residence. The attempt failed.
Condit polygraph avoided direct questioning on affair
July 26, 2001
A private polygraph administered to Rep. Gary Condit asked 10 questions, four dealing with Chandra Levy and none with allegations by a flight attendant that the congressman tried to persuade her to sign a false affidavit, The Associated Press has learned.
Hundreds flee wildfire in Tetons
July 26, 2001
Hundreds of people fled their homes Wednesday as a wind-fed wildfire swept through bone-dry timber a few miles outside this resort community.
Children’s television pioneer Frances Horwich dies
July 26, 2001
Frances R. Horwich, whose “Ding Dong School” helped change children’s television and led the way for shows like “Sesame Street” and “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood,” has died. She was 94.
Another ‘Brother’ contestant found to have rap sheet
July 26, 2001
The reality show “Big Brother 2” suffered another body blow Tuesday with the revelation that a second contestant, one who is still in the sealed house, has a criminal record.
Social Security a political risk
July 26, 2001
By Larry Eichel Knight Ridder Newspapers On Social Security, George W. Bush is doing what he promised. As a candidate, he announced on May 2000 his support for the partial privatization of the national retirement system and said that he would, if elected, create a bipartisan commission to decide how to make it happen.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
July 26, 2001
Unfair criticism
July 26, 2001
Desperate pleas
July 26, 2001
Fair off to stylish start
July 26, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess During the rush to prepare for the Douglas County Free Fair some 4-H’ers took some time to dress up and show off last week. 4-H Style Revue participants, wearing everything from jeans and cowboy hats to prom-style formals, strutted their stuff last Friday to the theme of “Mardi Gras Masquerade.”
Rebate a matter of principle
July 26, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services When the check arrived, I cautiously opened the envelope, as one might do if he feared it was an explosive device. I’m not used to getting a check from the government. Mostly I send checks to the government.
Parenting not always fun
July 26, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald. For weeks now, I’ve been watching this television commercial that speaks wise words in support of an important cause. And trying to understand why it annoys me.
Flawed secrecy
July 26, 2001
Journal-World Editorial “Respect for confidence” too often is mishandled to the detriment of innocent people. Attorneys, clerics, psychiatrists and journalists are among those inclined to react reflexively regarding confidentiality for clients, parishioners and news sources.
What Are You Reading?
July 26, 2001
Wake Up Call: The new crusades
July 26, 2001
By Greg Douros Editor’s Note: Mag columnist Greg Douros is spending the summer in Nicaragua doing research to complete his master’s degree in sociology.
No rock ‘n’ roll allowed
Venerable ‘Oklahoma!’ takes the place of ‘Tommy’ in Topeka
July 26, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near No one will ever accuse Topeka theatergoers of being a cutting-edge crowd. Sure, Washburn University was able to pull off a theatrical staging of the cult movie classic “The Rocky Horror Show,” but Topeka Civic Theatre was not so fortunate with plans to stage the rock musical “Tommy.” So the company stopped production plans for it in advance, choosing instead to perform the venerable Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein classic, “Oklahoma!”
Out of Bounds: If you build it, they will come
Lawrence park gives daredevil skateboarders a cement place to call their own
July 26, 2001
By Seth Jones I must be getting old.
Film Review - ‘Songcatcher’
Songcatcher’ uncovers the sights and musical sounds of Appalachian culture
July 26, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Like some of the tunes on its soundtrack, writer-director Maggie Greenwald’s “Songcatcher” has elements that walk a fine line between timeless artifacts and worn clich At times the film’s familiar themes seem a bit tired and hokey, but Greenwald’s eye for atmosphere and some fine musical performances make the more awkward moments seem less dissonant.
Parting shot
July 26, 2001
Man caught stealing shoes
July 26, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A man who struck a downtown Lawrence shoe store owner Wednesday and tried to steal a pair of Airwalk shoes couldn’t walk far enough fast enough.
July 26, 2001
mag@ljworld.com This remake of the 1968 sci-fi classic has been kicking around Hollywood for years, with people like James Cameron and Oliver Stone attached to it at one point or another. For a while, it seemed unlikely that the film would ever get produced, which caused many fans of the original to breathe a sigh of relief. Who needed a remake, anyway?
s 2001-2002 schedule (NO kill)
July 26, 2001
Nov. 7 — EA Sports All-Stars (exhibition), 7 p.m. (J-TV) Nov. 13 — Fort Hays State (exhibition), 7 p.m. (J-TV)
Haskell log-raising ceremony Friday
July 26, 2001
CONSTRUCTION Haskell ceremony marks
The Mag: Downtown Upstairs Art2
July 26, 2001
PHOTOGRAPHER ROBERT HICKMAN displays medium format black-and-white photographs along with color digital prints. Hickman’s Weston-esque style captures the beauty and awe of the natural world. Hickman posed Sunday at the Downtown Upstairs Art Group space, 824 1/2 Mass.
t shine for her anymore
July 26, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Lana Nordyke lost her ring. She’s ready to pay $3,000 to get it back.
The Mag: Top Movies
July 26, 2001
Movies 1. “Jurassic Park III,” $50.3 million
Thursday Best Bets
July 26, 2001
GOLDFINGER plays at 5:30 p.m. today at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
The Mag: Parting shot cutline
July 26, 2001
SHAWN MOCK DANCES to the beat controlled by Deepsky, a trance-techno duo from Los Angeles. The Granada stayed open until 4 a.m. July 14 for the show. This exposure was taken with a rear-synch flash and a handheld 10-second exposure.
The Mag: 7/26 Weird News
July 26, 2001
Lead stories Military researchers will soon try to combine the two worst smells ever engineered, in an attempt to develop the ultimate nonlethal weapon, a magnificent stink bomb. According to a July report in New Scientist, the winning stenches (excrement and rotting foods/carcasses, with each technologically “improved” to even fouler levels) would be mixed, with the result a fetidness so overpowering that not only would it disperse people in a panic, but also would act on brain tissue in the same fear-provoking way that other unrecognizable stimuli do.
Baldwin sees increased retail growth
July 26, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Baldwin — Six days a week, Trina Schartz and Stephanie Schimke serve up Italian ices, cappuccino and other coffee specialties in their downtown shop.
The Mag: If you build it, they will come
July 26, 2001
If you build it, they will come Lawrence park gives skateboarders a place of their own
The Mag: What are you reading?
July 26, 2001
What are you reading?
Lifeguards win regional competition
July 26, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Lawrence lifeguards are among the best in the Midwest.
City gets state grant for composting machine
July 26, 2001
ECKAN election set today ECKAN will have an election for low-income representation on its board of directors from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today, which is also commodity day for Douglas County, at ECKAN Center, 1600 Haskell St., No. 197.
Blotter
July 26, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Kelly Roberts obituary
July 26, 2001
Kelly Roberts Manhattan — Services for Kelly Anne Roberts, 32, Manhattan, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Manhattan. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. in Sabetha City Cemetery.
Mary McDonald obituary
July 26, 2001
Mary McDonald Columbus, Kan. — Services for Mary Adele McDonald, 80, Lakewood, Colo., were Thursday at Park Cemetery, Columbus.
Captions for swim lessons
July 26, 2001
Bill Snead/Journal-World Photos AT THE BEGINNING of their lesson the three and four-olds participating in the parent/tot swimming class jump into the arms of their parent at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. Left to right: Holly Swearingen, 3 and her father Rocky; Joshua Dreiling, 3 and his mother Linda; Mckenzie Brungardt, 3 and her mother Lori; instructor Larry Goltz; Kayla Lee, 4 and her mother Angie and Amber Draper, 3 and her mother Sherry. This is the final week of Lawrence Parks and Recreation’s summer session classes. The next series of swimming lessons and other “leisure activities” begins Sept 10. Listings of the fall session activities will be distributed in the August 19 edition of the Journal-World.
Una Ponton obituary
July 26, 2001
Una Ponton West Plains, Mo. — Graveside services for Una May Ponton, 87, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fowler Cemetery, West Plains, Mo.
7-26 BMX Breakout
July 26, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The 12,306-square-foot Lawrence skate park, designed as a street course, opened in 1998 in Centennial Park, Ninth Street and Rockledge Road.
City slow-pitch scores
July 26, 2001
City Results Men’s Church: FSBC 15, Immanuel Lutheran 3; King’s Kids-Mr. Gatti 13, Nazarene Rangers 7; Plymouth Rocks 12, FUMC 2.
MUST - Lawrence schools to have blood drive
July 26, 2001
FSHS, LHS schedule blood drive competition
The Mag: Movie Spread
July 26, 2001
A.I. A collaboration between Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg is a pretty bizarre notion — the coldly cerebral director behind “2001” and “A Clockwork Orange” doesn’t even belong in the same sentence as the crowd-pleaser who made “E.T.” and “Jurassic Park.” The two were friends, however, and they worked together for years to bring this science fiction drama to the screen, with Spielberg finally writing and directing based on Kubrick’s notes. The “Pinocchio”-inspired story of a robot child (Haley Joel Osment) searching for humanity, “A.I.” is full of contradictions, but they only serve to make it more interesting. It’s a truly unique, thought-provoking film, and it captures the styles of its two creators in totally unexpected — and fascinating — ways. (PG-13) — LL
7-26 short stuff briefs
July 26, 2001
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s close
July 26, 2001
Dow Industrials +164.55, 10,405.67
The Mag: Flickerstick box
July 26, 2001
What: Flickerstick When: 9 p.m. Tuesday
People
July 26, 2001
The Detroit experience The graduate Virtual spice Other side of Oscar
Nation Briefs
July 26, 2001
Texas : Inmate wins stay hours before execution Florida: Researcher blames bedbugs on tourists CaliforniaL Stanford to cover insurance costs
Nation Briefs
July 26, 2001
Washington, D.C.: House votes to end ban on travel to Cuba Washington, D.C.: Teachers union offers ‘school shooting’ insurance Washington, D.C. : Iraqi missile a near miss
The Mag: Seven Ques. with Vanilla Ice
July 26, 2001
SEVEN QUESTIONS with Vanilla Ice
The Mag: The anti-gallery
July 26, 2001
The anti-gallery Art is a party for Downtown Upstairs collective
George up, Reichert down
July 26, 2001
Royals call George, demote Reichert
Fair breakout
July 26, 2001
It’s fair time The Douglas County 4-H Free Fair is set to get into full swing this weekend with a pair of horse shows on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. The first-ever llama show is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The Mag: No rock and roll
July 26, 2001
No rock and roll ‘Oklahoma!’ takes the place of ‘Tommy’ at Topeka Civic Theatre
The Mag: True Bleu
July 26, 2001
**** True Bleu
Langford
July 26, 2001
Dawn Reiss Special to the Journal-World
The Mag: Food box
July 26, 2001
What: Molly McGee’s Grill and Bar Where: 2429 Iowa; 841-9922
This week’s race: Pennsylvania 500
July 26, 2001
Avoiding relationship with married man is sound advice
July 26, 2001
Horoscopes
July 26, 2001
6Sports report: Basketball schedule announced
July 26, 2001
Kevin Romary previews the 2001-02 KU Men’s Basketball schedule.
Eileen Murphy
July 26, 2001
On the record
July 26, 2001
Kansas basketball: Langford scores 18 points in defeat
July 26, 2001
Dawn Reiss Special to the Journal-World A month ago, Kansas University freshman-to-be Keith Langford wasn’t sure if he was going to be selected for the Global Games. In June, Langford sprained his ankle when he came down hard on a teammate’s foot during a training session at Kansas. The injury left him out of commission for several weeks.
Gasoline costs: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
July 26, 2001
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.179 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets, and Conoco, Sixth Street and Crestline Drive.
Police nab suspect in raucous shoe heist
July 26, 2001
By Mike Belt A man who struck a downtown Lawrence shoe store owner Wednesday and tried to steal a pair of Airwalk shoes couldn’t walk far enough fast enough. Two store employees followed the suspect and then pointed him out to a patrolling police officer. The suspect was arrested without incident.
Arizona, UCLA highlight 2001-02 KU basketball slate
July 26, 2001
A trip to Maui, nonconference match-ups with Arizona, Wake Forest, Princeton, Tulsa and UCLA, and Big Monday appearances against Big 12 foes Missouri, Kansas State, Texas and Iowa State highlight the 2001-02 Kansas men’s basketball schedule, released Wednesday by school and conference officials.
India’s bandit-turned-lawmaker slain
July 26, 2001
Three masked men gunned down India’s onetime Bandit Queen on Wednesday, killing the outlaw-turned-legislator who was idolized by the poor as a champion of the lower castes. “From bullet to ballot to bullet” one television news channel proclaimed in summing up Phoolan Devi’s life.
Film Review - ‘Planet of the Apes’
Director Tim Burton puts his distinctive dark spin on ‘Planet of the Apes’ update
July 26, 2001
By Loey Lockerby This remake of the 1968 sci-fi classic has been kicking around Hollywood for years, with people like James Cameron and Oliver Stone attached to it at one point or another. For a while, it seemed unlikely that the film would ever get produced, which caused many fans of the original to breathe a sigh of relief. Who needed a remake, anyway?
Say bye to Dye
Outfielder sent to Oakland; KC acquires Perez
July 26, 2001
Johnny Damon and Jermaine Dye, two of the finest players in Kansas City in more than 10 years, now are standing side-by-side in Oakland. Rey Sanchez just might be the finest defensive shortstop the Royals ever had. But he, too, appears headed out of town. Fans of a franchise which hasn’t so much as sniffed a postseason game since 1985 and began play Wednesday night 22 games under .500 are getting discouraged.
Powell pleased by China actions
July 26, 2001
China granted parole today to two U.S.-based Chinese scholars convicted of spying, clearing away a diplomatic obstacle in advance of a weekend visit by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
The Mag: Downtown Upstairs3
July 26, 2001
Thad Allender/Journal-World Photo ARTIST PATRICK T. AISTRUP uses acrylic and oil paint on everything from scrap wood to metal to plastic. Aistrup is pictured above at the Downtown Upstairs Art Group space, 824 1/2 Mass.
The Mag: Top Music
July 26, 2001
Singles 1. “U Remind Me,” Usher
The Mag: 7/26 Best Bets
July 26, 2001
Stray cat swinger Brian Setzer Trio,
7-26 BMX Kids
July 26, 2001
Tricks of the trade … More Lawrence young people finding thrills in BMX MORE www.ababmx.com
Rally doesn’t arouse analysts
SBC, Texaco among firms rewarded for upbeat earnings news
July 26, 2001
Wall Street rallied Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones industrials up more than 160 points in a stronger-than-expected rebound from the earnings-driven selling that pummeled the market earlier this week.
Businesses absorb rate shock
July 26, 2001
By Mark Fagan As financial shocks go, it could’ve been worse. A 3.3 percent boost in KPL electric rates approved Wednesday by state regulators is expected to tack another $15,000 onto the annual utility bill next year for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, one of the city’s biggest employers.
Increase to be felt locally
July 26, 2001
By Terry Rombeck It costs about $6 million a year to keep the lights on at Kansas University’s Lawrence campus. So even though the Kansas Corporation Commission fell short of approving the 19 percent rate increase requested by Western Resources, the 3.3 percent increase for KPL customers will have an impact at the university.
Tuckwin to retire as Haskell’s AD
July 26, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Jerry Tuckwin ran the gamut at Haskell. Tuckwin was a student at Haskell Institute. He was a coach and athletics director at Haskell American Indian Junior College. And Tuckwin was AD at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Jayhawks release schedule; trip to Maui Invitational will open season
July 26, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Maui in November. North Dakota in December. UCLA in January. Nebraska in February. Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will ride a Fahrenheit roller coaster during the 2001-2002 season. Other highlights of the KU schedule released Wednesday are non-conference road trips to NCAA runner-up Arizona (Dec. 1) and to Princeton (Dec. 12), a home game against Wake Forest (Dec. 4) and a clash with Tulsa (Dec. 29) in Kansas City’s Kemper Arena.
Big-box’ plans revived
July 26, 2001
By Joel Mathis A pair of controversial retail developments are back from the dead. The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission decided Wednesday night that developers can resubmit applications to rezone land for a proposed Home Depot store at 31st and Iowa streets and a proposed “big-box” development at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Aaliyah scores with bouncy funk, killer choruses
July 26, 2001
Five years between albums is an eternity almost an absurdity for a young R&B chanteuse such as Aaliyah. But there it is; for five long years the singer has managed to pick her spots and keep her name in the public’s consciousness.
ESPN airs outdoor games
July 26, 2001
You know you’re deep in the heart of summer when ESPN begins airing its “Great Outdoor Games” (7 p.m., ESPN). Tonight through Aug. 4, ESPN and ESPN2 will broadcast outdoorsy events involving fishing rods, rifles, running dogs, rolling logs, tree climbing and chain-sawing as fast as humanly possible.
MTV celebrates 20th birthday
Ultra-hip channel didn’t grow old with its audience
July 26, 2001
In the end, MTV decided to celebrate its 20th birthday by doing what it does best: throw a party. Martha Quinn, J.J. Jackson, Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood and Mark Goodman will appear and many current MTV viewers will wonder: Who?
Blacks deserve more credit
July 26, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Features Syndicate It’s dismaying to find, over and over again, that African Americans in the Bush administration are not getting the credit they deserve for the breakthroughs they’re making.
Movie Listings
July 26, 2001
Side Notes: Not your ‘Everyday’ CD
July 26, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Last summer, with an armful of freshly penned tunes up his sleeve, Dave Matthews entered a Virginia studio with his four-piece band and longtime producer Steve Lillywhite, ostensibly to record another album.
The Mag: The new crusades
July 26, 2001
The new crusades U.S. evangelists are passing the collection plate to their neighbors south of the border
Businesses absorb rate shock
July 26, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com As financial shocks go, it could’ve been worse.
The Mag: Sticking with it
July 26, 2001
Sticking with it Flickerstick injects rock and roll into the reality TV craze
The Mag: Born on a bayou
July 26, 2001
Born on a bayou Third generation zydeco accordionist Chubby Carrier preserves his heritage on the road
The Mag: Downtown Upstairs Art1
July 26, 2001
Thad Allender/Journal-World Photo ARTIST MIKE WALLACE’S oil and spray paint exhibits showcase dreamy interpretations of the human body. Wallace posed Sunday at the Downtown Upstairs Art Group’s space at 824 1/2 Mass.
A night of firsts at Lakeside Speedway
Two of the four features were won by first time I-70 Speedway winners
July 26, 2001
The racing action began with the Modified class competing against the clock in two lap qualifying. Thanks to Kenny’s Tile sponsorship, the Modifieds were timing in for a 40-lap feature (normally their feature is 25 laps).
OPEC to cut back production of crude oil
July 26, 2001
Moving quickly to buttress sagging crude oil prices, OPEC announced Wednesday that it would cut output by 1 million barrels a day, or 4 percent of its official target level.The decision by all 11 members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is intended to support prices of $25 a barrel in the face of eroding demand in the group’s key markets in the United States, Europe and Asia. The cut is to take effect Sept. 1.
Collison impresses coaches
Jayhawk scores seven in Global Games
July 26, 2001
By Dawn Reiss, Special to the Journal-World Not many people know that Kansas basketball standout Nick Collison drives a 1990 Dodge Caravan. Complete with faded blue paint and fake wooden paneling, Collison’s minivan has quickly earned the nickname “wood grain” from some of his other teammates.
Llamas ruminate fair debut
July 26, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik A car stopped at the side of the road here Sunday, and a little boy hung his head out the window to gawk at the 60 llamas relaxing in Gary and Cindy Merritt’s front yard. “That happens all the time,” Gary Merritt said, waving to the visitors. “We love it when they stop and look.”
Allies pan U.S. rejection of germ warfare treaty
July 26, 2001
The United States abandoned seven years of global talks on enforcing a treaty banning germ warfare Wednesday, surprising even its allies and prompting criticism for the latest in a string of go-it-alone U.S. positions.
Solution to ring mystery worth $3,000 reward
July 26, 2001
By Dave Ranney Lana Nordyke lost her ring. She’s ready to pay $3,000 to get it back. “I don’t care what happened to it or who’s got it or how they got it. I just want to get it back,” Nordyke said in a telephone interview from her home in east Wichita. “I won’t ask any questions.”
World Briefs
July 26, 2001
Italy: Thousands pay respects at G-8 victim’s funeral Russia: North Korean leader journeying to Moscow Rome: Scientists solve Bronze Age killing
Born on a bayou
Accordionist Chubby Carrier preserves his zydeco heritage
July 26, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Chubby Carrier never had to talk his parents into letting him pursue a career in music. While stories of burgeoning musicians butting heads with parental figures are fairly commonplace, Carrier was born into a family where playing and singing was practically a requirement. Thus, it comes as little surprise that the young Carrier (whose father and grandfather were both zydeco zealots) turned pro at the tender age of 12, banging the drums for his father’s band and joining seminal creole outfit Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys at 17.
THURs Turismo box
July 26, 2001
The low-down Game: “Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec.”
MUST Police officer honored
July 26, 2001
VFW schedules salute for Lawrence officer
Mag calendar
July 26, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
The Mag: The hillbillies are alive
July 26, 2001
*** (PG-13)
Daily Ticker
July 26, 2001
Tricks of the trade
More young people finding thrills in BMX
July 26, 2001
By Jim Baker If you want to find out about the sport of BMX bicycle motocross try visiting Lawrence’s skate park some time. It’s become a gathering place in town for people who love BMX. There they can test their skills on the park’s concrete steps and ramps. Damon Mar, 17, is a familiar sight in Centennial Park, Ninth Street and Rockledge Road.
Local briefs
July 26, 2001
Construction: Haskell ceremony marks cultural center’s progress Haskell Indian Nations University officials will host a “log-raising” ceremony Friday to celebrate the start of above-ground construction on the school’s $1.3 million cultural center and museum. The 6,048-square-foot facility’s exterior features pre-cut cypress logs donated by a Florida company. Local contractors include Harris Construction and Oliver Electric. Sabatini & Associates is the project’s architect. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. at the construction site at Barker and Pawnee avenues with a prayer service led by a representative of the Seminole tribe in Florida. After the ceremony, Haskell officials will play host to a reception at nearby Stidham Union. The cultural center and museum at Haskell is the 24th of 29 such facilities being built at tribal colleges throughout the United States. The campaign is a project of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. __________________________ Humanities: University research center receives endowment grant Kansas University Center for Research Inc., is among 389 organizations receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The research center received $40,500 under the public programs, which fund film documentaries and radio programs, exhibitions, library programs, special projects and model projects. The money will go toward a series of programs on the poetry of Langston Hughes, who lived in Lawrence as a child. The 2002 series will commemorate the centennial of Hughes’ birth. The National Endowment for the Humanities, created in 1965, supports learning in history, literature, philosophy and other areas of the humanities. The endowment grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Humanities experts outside the endowment assess the applications and judge the quality and significance of each proposed project. __________________________ 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 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets, and Conoco, Sixth Street and Crestline Drive. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board. __________________________ ECKAN election set today ECKAN will have an election for low-income representation on its board of directors from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today, which is also commodity day for Douglas County, at ECKAN Center, 1600 Haskell St., No. 197. ECKAN clients are eligible to vote if they are 18 or older and low-income residents of Douglas County. __________________________ Broadcasting engineer remains at KU Med Center Bruce Mensie, the Kansas University broadcast engineer injured on the job Tuesday, remained hospitalized in serious condition Wednesday at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Janet Campbell, Mensie’s boss at KANU Radio and the Kansas Audio-Reader Network, said doctors still were determining the extent of his injuries, though he did have bleeding near his brain. He was out of the intensive care unit but will remain hospitalized for much of the week, Campbell said. Mensie was installing equipment on a satellite dish near Seneca, in north-central Kansas, when he fell from a 6- to 8-foot ladder. He drove himself to a hospital in Seneca and was later transferred to the KU Medical Center.
DeSoto mayor wants county to buy Oz land
Official says idea would quell dissidents who allege ‘land-grabbing’
July 26, 2001
The city’s new mayor wants Johnson County not a theme park developer to buy and clean up the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant and sell it to developers. Oz Entertainment Co. could be one of the buyers, Mayor Dave Anderson said, but the county would be the master planner of the 9,065-acre parcel.
SEVEN QUESTIONS with Vanilla Ice
July 26, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Vanilla Ice has to be one of the more scorned figures in the short history of hip-hop. Propelled by the smash single “Ice Ice Baby,” the pale faced rapper’s debut album, “To the Extreme,” sold 7 million copies between November 1990 and January 1991 in the United States alone. (It remains the best-selling rap album in history.)
PGA Tour risks TV overexposure
When you have world’s most popular athlete, television stations want him as often as possible
July 26, 2001
In a world of sports where fans are often an afterthought, the recent television negotiations between the networks and the PGA Tour actually might have benefited those who plop on the couch to watch golf.
The anti-gallery
Art is a party for Lawrence Downtown Upstairs collective
July 26, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Patrick Aistrup and his friends know they have a good thing going with their downtown gallery collective.
Sticking with it
Unlikely prime-time stars of Flickerstick inject rock ‘n’ roll into reality TV craze
July 26, 2001
By Jon Niccum Since winning VH1’s “Bands on the Run” show a few weeks ago, Flickerstick is the most famous unsigned band in the nation. Or at least they were.
Fair to host first llama show
July 26, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com Lecompton — A car stopped at the side of the road here Sunday, and a little boy hung his head out the window to gawk at the 60 llamas relaxing in Gary and Cindy Merritt’s front yard.
Electric rates to rise for KPL customers ––— But regulators order overall decrease in Western case
July 26, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Electric customers in Lawrence and northeastern Kansas are facing higher rates even as customers elsewhere in the state will see rates drop under a new state order.
The Mag: Bluejacket cutline
July 26, 2001
Aaron Lindberg/Journal-World Photo JEAN-MICHEL CHELAIN, chef for the Bleujacket, shows off a grilled duck in peach sauce and a Chocolate Pyramid dessert. Chelain studied under the French Arts and has been in the business for 15 years.
The Mag: 7/26 Chubby box
July 26, 2001
What: Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band When: 9 p.m. Friday
Arts Notes
July 26, 2001
Filmmakers Jubilee presents Indy Showcase Cigar products, photos on display in Logan Korn Maze open through Halloween Salina Art Center seeking artworks for exhibit
Short stuff
July 26, 2001
To achieve your goals, organize your life Your college stuff could define your personality Summertime’s here: It’s time to scramble
Calendar
July 26, 2001
Word of Mouth: True Bleu
Chelain’s cuisine reigns supreme at The BleuJacket
July 26, 2001
By Diane Frook Jackets aren’t required at The BleuJacket, but proper attire or so the sign at the door informs us is. Although American dress codes hardly exist anymore, French chef Jean-Michel Chelain rightfully demands a little respect in his restaurant. He won’t even allow take-out: “He feels the presentation is…” our waiter started in explanation, then waved his hand to finish, the end of the sentence apparently better presented in flourishes than words.
July 26, 2001
‘The Lilywhite Sessions’ Last summer, with an armful of freshly penned tunes up his sleeve, Dave Matthews entered a Virginia studio with his 4-piece band and longtime producer Steve Lillywhite, ostensibly to record another album.