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Former Gov. Finney dies
Old-line populist succumbs to cancer
July 28, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 6:59 p.m.) Though she served just one term as governor, Joan Finney struck a chord with individual voters statewide during a career in Kansas politics.
t trace gas source
July 28, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A new search for the source of combustible gas in an area along and north of 23rd Street proved futile Friday, a Lawrence City official said.
Around and about
July 28, 2001
Adam Brunfeldt, Lawrence, was named to the spring 2001 Honor List of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University, Oxford, Ga. Students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average to be named to the list. He is the son of Dr. David Reed Brunfeldt and Dr. Joan Kraus Brunfeldt, Lawrence.
Anniversaries
July 28, 2001
Burwell Jerry and Rolland Burwell, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 28.
Ghghghg ––— ghghgh
July 28, 2001
The Kansas University football program received good news Friday morning when DeAngelo Green gave the Jayhawks an early nonbinding commitment. Green, a 5-foot-10, 180-pounder from Hutchinson High, is the top-rated running back in the state according to MoKan Football. As a junior, he rushed for 1,500 yards and helped Hutchinson to the state semifinals last season.
Johnson County Honor Roll
July 28, 2001
Johnson County Community College announces area students who earned honors during the 2001 spring semester. Students who made the President’s List earned a 4.0 grade point average. Students who made the Dean’s List received at least a 3.5 grade point average. Students who made the President’s Honor Roll were Kevin Klamm, Erin Wiedmann, Basehor; Joshua Chamberlain, Michael Clemmer, DeSoto; Jennifer Page, Edgerton; Patrick Harless, Jerri Mason, Richard Rosenberger, Scott Vickers, Eudora; Stephanie Ammann, Anabelle Aragon, Jessica Babcock, Jennifer Barnett, Steven Bedsworth, Sarah Blackwell, Emily Conrad, Genee Figuieras, Brian Fleske, Erin Graham, Sarah Kellogg, Ola Lindberg, Kate Lynn, Heather MacLaren, Susan Marvil, Pamela Moore, Maria Rogers, Bethany Schonberg, Jason Shields, Shelly Shores, Brandon Weber, Lawrence; Mark Torneden, Linwood; Jon-Michael Brand, Aries Harrison, Osawatomie; Jennifer Moreau, Ottawa; and Jordan Smith, Tonganoxie.
KTA accident story
July 28, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com A semi-trailer truck flipped on a rain-slick Kansas Turnpike early Friday, blocking the westbound lanes for more than three hours.
Saturday Best Bets
July 28, 2001
TANYA TUCKER performs at 8 p.m. today at the Ameristar Casino Hotel, 8201 N.E. Birmingham Road, North Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
s study abroad program to remain intact
July 28, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Kansas University will continue its study abroad programs in Costa Rica this fall despite the stabbing death of a student conducting research there, officials said Friday.
7-28 How do you think President Bush has done in his first six
July 28, 2001
How do you think President Bush has done in his first six months in office?
Blotter
July 28, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Saturday datebook
July 28, 2001
TODAY Through Aug. 4: Douglas County Free Fair, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets.
Man sentenced in sex crime
July 28, 2001
Lawrence resident sentenced for aid/abetting girl’s rape
4-H News
July 28, 2001
The Vinland Valley 4-H Club’s June 30 meeting was called to order by Michael Moore, president, and Leah Hoelscher, vice president. Elizabeth Bartlow, Bailey Brown and Kelly Baker led the club in singing “The Star Spangled Banner.” Spencer Wilson gave the current events report. Amy Craig read communications. Casey Nelson and Daniel Nelson, guests, were introduced and welcomed. Club members answered roll call by naming their favorite project. Sarah Emde, secretary, read the minutes of the last meeting. Dennis Craig gave the treasurer’s report. Brad Wilson gave a lesson on parliamentarian procedure. Chelsea Wilson gave a report on the 4-H Council. Walt Nitcher gave a reporter’s report. Amy Stone and Brandon Schwager, historians, asked members to take photos during the Douglas County Free Fair.
Scouting news
July 28, 2001
Cub Scout Pack 3051, chartered to Pinckney School, met July 21 at Centenary United Methodist Church. Nancy Wilson instructed the Cubs on map reading and use of the compass. Boys who attended were John Mclean, Austin Holladay, Rich DiBenedetto, William Thompson, Justin Stearns, Christopher Sloan, Michael Robinson, Tyler Gibson, William Gibson, Brandon Laing, Calvin Abbott, Julyan Wilson, Ian Hienerikson and Josh Durflinger. Cub Scout Stephen Wilson, from Pack 3053, was a guest.
KU Big 12 gamer
July 28, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Dallas — Kansas University football coach Terry Allen has a new haircut, a new figure and a new outlook on KU football.
100 Years
July 28, 2001
On July 28, 1901, the Lawrence World reported: “The proposition to bore for gas and oil meets with favor among a good many of the business men. Some are for immediate action and others want to wait a short time for developments. There seems to be a general feeling that there is natural gas and oil below the city and the only question is of getting down far enough to get it in goodly and paying quantities.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
Business briefcase for Saturday
July 28, 2001
Radio Shack store to open in two weeks along S. Iowa
Bill Mayer column for Saturday
July 28, 2001
While Kansas University football faces an uncertain future, Kansas Staters are licking their chops at the prospect of running their winning streak over KU to nine. With a vicious schedule, the outlook isn’t brilliant for the River City Eleven in 2000. Al Bohl takes over as athletics director next week and needs a quick reminder that the Wildcats are noveau riche in this series; KU once beat the Cats like it owned them.
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July 28, 2001
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Linwood to lose century-old bridge
July 28, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com Linwood — Arlene Pritchard remembers when the Golden Road Bridge, now sunken and crumbling, was a sight for sore eyes.
7-28 rec calendar
July 28, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today — Muffin ride departs at 8 a.m. from Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
Big 12 Day Two Notebook
July 28, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Dallas — If nothing else, at least Kansas University’s football team was dressed for success.
Kim Hall column
July 28, 2001
khall@sunflower.com She’s only 22 years old, but Tia Armstrong is fighting for her life.
Shrine Bowl: Ottawa’s Tharp eager for all-star football game
Nose guard touched by visit to Shrine Hospital; pair of Kansas University signees will play for East team tonight
July 28, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Recent Ottawa High graduate Jason Tharp and his East teammates forgot about football over the weekend. The East squad received a firsthand look over the weekend of the Shrine Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, a beneficiary of the annual Shrine Bowl.
Baseball Briefs
July 28, 2001
Royals activate Brown, send Chavez to Omaha Phils get relievers in trade with Mets
Lesbian partner wins ruling in dog-mauling civil case
July 28, 2001
A San Francisco trial judge ruled Friday that the lesbian partner of a woman mauled by dogs can take her wrongful death lawsuit to trial even though the couple was not married.
Safety issues delay flu spray’s OK
July 28, 2001
A long-awaited, painless flu vaccine suffered a setback Friday as government scientists declared there are too many safety questions for Aviron Inc.’s nasal vaccine to be sold yet. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration said FluMist clearly can protect against the flu and probably one day will prove safe enough for certain Americans to use.
Cincinnati remains quiet in wake of police shooting
July 28, 2001
A white officer killed a black man in a gun battle Friday the first fatal police shooting in Cincinnati since the city erupted in riots last spring. There was no immediate unrest after the shooting, which both the police department and one of its chief critics in the black community said appeared to be justified. Police said they were taking no special precautions in the aftermath.
Cancer forces resignation of Bolivian president
July 28, 2001
Bolivian President Hugo Banzer, who is battling lung and liver cancer, will resign from office next month and hand the reins of South America’s poorest nation to Vice President Jorge Quiroga, a government spokesman said Friday.
Rain-soaked turnpike takes toll on traffic
Truck turnover, wrecks tie up lanes
July 28, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess A semi-trailer truck flipped on a rain-slick Kansas Turnpike early Friday, blocking the westbound lanes for more than three hours. It was one of 14 accidents in the turnpike corridor between Kansas City and Topeka that slowed and forced re-routing of rush-hour commuter traffic. But apart from the lane-blocking overturned truck, turnpike officials said it was a typical rainy morning commute.
Frances Wulfkuhle
July 28, 2001
Briefcase
July 28, 2001
Radio Shack store to open soon in south Lawrence Earnings: JDS Uniphase reports loss, to cut 7,000 more jobs American General Corp.: Insurance power reports rise in income, but suffers loss Insurance: UnitedHealth’s profit rises, beating analyst’s estimates
Around and about
July 28, 2001
4-H News
July 28, 2001
Anniversary
July 28, 2001
Moisture alarms, nasal spray may help relieve child’s bed wetting
July 28, 2001
Our grandson is 9 and still wets the bed. He was recently prescribed a pill by a urologist that is making him dizzy. Sometimes he even passes out. Our daughter has discontinued the drug, but she is desperate to help him because he is so distressed over this problem. Is there anything else to help? If the doctor prescribed imipramine, it might be affecting his heart rhythm.
Study says beer better than wine when it comes to heart health
July 28, 2001
Chalk one up for beer drinkers in the ongoing debate over which is better at warding off coronary heart disease a tall frothy one or a glass of wine. But it’s too soon to call the matter closed. A study in the July issue of the journal Epidemiology from one of the world’s biggest beer-drinking nations gives beer the edge.
New Topeka interchange needs repairs
July 28, 2001
Engineers recently discovered a problem with the construction of a new east Topeka interchange for the Kansas Turnpike, but repairs won’t prevent it from opening Wednesday, the state’s top transportation official says. The new interchange will link the turnpike with Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 24, which runs through north Topeka.
Overdue honors
July 28, 2001
Journal-World Editorial At long last, our Navajo code talkers will be honored appropriately. A long overdue honor is about to be paid, and it is sad it took so long to give deserving men the credit they richly deserve. During World War II, American Navajo Indians developed a code that was impossible for the enemy, mainly the Japanese, to break.
s close
July 28, 2001
Dow Industrials —38.96, 10,416.67
Model for doing business changes — for better or worse
July 28, 2001
Few businesses stay the same. They either grow and adapt to the times or they tread water, drift and eventually fall behind or go out of business. Competition in the business community is tough, and chances are, it will become even more intense in the years to come. In recent weeks, numerous stories have reported major personnel cutbacks and drops in earnings by companies and corporations, many of which had been looked to as the darlings of investors and the public.
Coming Sunday
July 28, 2001
Pick up Sunday’s Journal-World for a look at the complete agenda for Tuesday’s city commission meeting.
Jul28-40
July 28, 2001
More than 300 nudists began a convention at Sycamore Hollow near here and while there was great attention, there were no disburbances for the Midwest Sunbathing Assn. session west of Lawrence. Albert Adams was new owner of the nudist camp that was the site of the convention. A boost in the Kansas military draft call from 71 in August to about 160 in September was expected in the next few days. Douglas County’s August quota was two men, about average.
Speer house correction
July 28, 2001
A brief in Friday’s Journal-World incorrectly stated that a house being moved to Hobbs Park was once the home of abolitionist newspaper publisher John Speer. In fact, the house being moved to the park is the Murphy-Bromelsick House. The house, which long stood at 909 Pa., is being moved to the southeast corner of 10th and Delaware streets in Hobbs Park. The park, near where Speer’s home once stood, will become a historical monument to the city’s founding generation.
Births
July 28, 2001
Births: * Michael and Brittany Cyr, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
Society calendar
July 28, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
Aluminum recycling soundoff
July 28, 2001
Is there a place in Lawrence that buys aluminum cans? According to the yellow pages, Lonnie’s Recycling Inc., 501 Maple, is the only Lawrence business that buys aluminum cans. Staff at Lonnie’s said the current buying price is 27 cents per pound.
Frances Wulfkuhle obituary
July 28, 2001
Frances Wulfkuhle Services for Frances Wulfkuhle, 99, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Raiders baseball
July 28, 2001
Carl Brooks likes the situation his team is in. The coach doesn’t mind that Lawrence’s Raiders are in the loser’s bracket of the Triple-A zone tournament and are one game away from a finished season. He thinks they have the advantage.
s close
July 28, 2001
Local markets As of Friday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.70; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.88. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.73; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.90. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.73; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.88. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.88. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.88.
HINU cultural center, museum celebrated with ceremony
July 28, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com MORE: www.haskell.edu
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July 28, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Recent Ottawa High graduate Jason Tharp and his East teammates forgot about football over the weekend.
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July 28, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Lawrence city commissioners are set to give final approval Tuesday to temporary moratoria on annexations for developments in North Lawrence and in floodplains.
Horoscopes
July 28, 2001
Collison named to U.S. team
July 28, 2001
Kansas forward Nick Collison has been named to the 12-man U.S. team that will compete in next month’s FIBA 21-and-under basketball world championship in Japan. The tournament, Aug. 3-12 in Saitama, Japan, includes 12 countries.
Son’s gift saves mother’s life
July 28, 2001
By Dave Ranney Tim Hoyt didn’t hesitate. As soon as he found out his mother needed a kidney transplant, he offered one of his. “It really wasn’t much of a decision,” he said matter-of- factly. “She’s my mother.” Hoyt, 51, and his 77-year-old mother, Bernadette Hoyt, underwent surgery March 21. Both are fine now. “I have a new life,” Bernadette said.
Linwood to lose bridge damaged by floods
July 28, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Arlene Pritchard remembers when the Golden Road Bridge, now sunken and crumbling, was a sight for sore eyes. Known as Kansas Highway 32 until 1955, it was the main gateway to this small, rural town. But June’s floodwaters are putting an end to that. The 1907 bridge hovering over Stranger Creek will be demolished next month.
Lynching done in name of faith
July 28, 2001
Life seemed normal Friday in this village of about 3,000, except that few residents wanted to talk much. Wednesday evening, half the town watched as perhaps 100 people beat to death a man who tried to steal the jewels from the venerated statue of St. Mary Magdalene in the town’s 18th-century church. Two alleged accomplices got away.
All-Starr Band hits the road
Former Beatles drummer continues to have fun touring
July 28, 2001
Virtually all performers over 30, when asked how they like touring, say they love the stage and hate the road. As Bob Seger once remarked, it’s one thing to help open a hotel and another thing to stay around long enough to close it. Ringo Starr, 61 and a grandfather, echoes that sentiment.
Cavalier attitude
July 28, 2001
To the editor: Last week Gov. Graves was quoted as saying, “I have heard it said that 97 percent of their (the judicial system) budget is people…” He went on to say that the court should just cut positions or reduce salaries. One immediate response to this would be that the governor should lead by example and cut positions from his staff and reduce his and their salaries and see how well that goes over. Upon further reflection, the gross ignorance and cavalier spirit revealed through the governor’s quote becomes more apparent.
Son gives mother the gift of a kidney
July 28, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Tim Hoyt didn’t hesitate. As soon as he found out his mother needed a kidney transplant, he offered one of his.
In the news I
July 28, 2001
RACE RELATIONS All’s quiet in Cincinnati
Scouting news
July 28, 2001
Johnson County Community College Honors
July 28, 2001
Crash suit may involve Carnahan son
July 28, 2001
The estate of Roger Carnahan should not be subject to paying damages that may be awarded in response to the plane crash that killed Gov. Mel Carnahan, an attorney argued Friday. Roger Carnahan, the governor’s son, was the pilot of a Cessna plane that crashed Oct. 16, killing him, the governor and the governor’s aide, Chris Sifford.
Volcano flow destroys warehouse
Workers try to prevent further damage from Mount Etna
July 28, 2001
With Mount Etna belching plumes of flame and ash, workers relentlessly bulldozed dirt and volcanic rock into 10-foot walls Friday, hoping to prevent lava from swallowing a string of souvenir shops and a cable-car base.
Tetons fire threatens homes
July 28, 2001
Firefighters rigged high-power sprinkler systems and sprayed protective material on homes Friday as a wildfire made another run at about 100 upscale homes outside this resort in the Rockies. Flames had drawn within 200 feet of a neighborhood where the price of homes, nearly hidden in the bone-dry forest, averages $5 million.
Magazine for young Jews causing stir with its name
Heeb’ in development stage in New York
July 28, 2001
In the recent tradition of gay people calling themselves “queer” and rappers making free use of the “n-word,” a group of twenty-something Jews says it plans to put out a new magazine called Heeb. “I want there to be something that speaks to me,” said Jennifer Bleyer, 25, a free-lance writer who is the magazine’s editor and publisher.
Military news
July 28, 2001
Joshua Crumet has earned the rate of Firecontrolman 3rd Class by completing Aegis Spy Track 2 training at the Aegis Readiness and Training Center in Dahlgren, Va. For the next four years, he is assigned to CG65 The Chosin, a cruiser stationed at Pearl Harbor. He is the son of Rex and Cindy Wallis, Tonganoxie.
National briefs
July 28, 2001
New York: Giuliani moves out of Gracie Mansion California: Shootout leaves two deputies dead West Virginia: State assesses damage from latest flooding New Hampshire: Roller coaster trains collide; five injured
National briefs
July 28, 2001
Washington: Explosion injures four people at suburban shopping center Los Angeles: Saxophonist Harold Land dies after suffering stroke Atlantic City, N.J.: Radio system failure keeps tunnel from opening Florida: Acting scene turns fatal; manslaughter charges follow
Jayhawks set sights high
Allen shows new look (and hopes Kansas will, too)
July 28, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University football coach Terry Allen has a new haircut, a new figure and a new outlook on KU football. After compiling an overall record of 18-27 during his four-year tenure with the Jayhawks, Allen figured it was time for a change. His players couldn’t agree more.
A lesson from history?
July 28, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The pact is signed: Russia and its heretofore foe have agreed to a treaty of friendship. But the year is not 2001; it is 1939, and the treaty participants are the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
Local briefs
July 28, 2001
Goal in county’s contest is to bring home the bacon Contestants of all ages battled each other to see who could catch pigs first and claim the prize during the greased-pig competition this week at the Gray County Fair in Cimarron. Participant Dean Miller, 7, Ingalls, left, closes in on the chase. __________________________ Safety: Power line mishap leads to worker’s electrocution Clearwater A man performing maintenance work on brine wells was electrocuted when an oil-field work truck touched a high-voltage power line, authorities said. Sedgwick County Sheriff’s officers said the accident occurred at 12:12 p.m. Thursday in a remote field about four miles west of Clearwater. The 21-year-old man, whose name was not released Thursday, was taken to a hospital where he later died. Two other men were taken to a hospital with serious burns. Sgt. Richard Fesler said the men were working for Pratt Well Service on brine wells operated by Vulcan Chemicals. All three men, who were on or near the truck, were knocked to the ground when the boom hit the 25-foot-high power line, Fesler said. __________________________ Community: Book sale to benefit school Overland Park The 35th annual Brandeis used book sale will begin at 6 p.m. today and run through 3 p.m. Aug. 4, inside Metcalf South Shopping Center, 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park. Book lovers will find bargain-priced books, including children’s books, coffee table books, art books and cookbooks. There also will be records, tapes and sheet music for sale. Opening night will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today with no admission charge. Sunday hours will be from noon to 5:30 p.m. Weekday hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., with prices slashed in half for Thursday and Friday. The annual Sack Sale, during which customers purchase sacks for $3 and fill them with as many books as the sack can hold, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4. Books are collected, sorted and marked all year at the book depot, 7930 State Line, Prairie Village. Call Brandeis Office at (913) 381-2202 for free pick-up service. Proceeds from the sale support the libraries at Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., one of the leading research universities in the nation. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.179 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. 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. __________________________ Former professor pledges money to KU department A former Kansas University School of Medicine professor and his wife have announced gifts to the school’s History and Philosophy of Medicine department and the Department of Surgery. Stanley and Beth Friesen of Prairie Village have created a charitable gift annuity with the KU Endowment Assn., which means they will donate the money upon their deaths. At their request, the endowment association did not release the amounts of the gifts. Stanley Friesen was a 1943 KU graduate and professor of surgery from 1949 to 1989. He also served as a lecturer and professor in History and Philosophy of Medicine from 1987 to 1989, when he retired. Part of the money donated will support a lectureship in the History and Philosophy of Medicine Department.
Mexican farmers’ ire with Fox rising
Peasants complain president says rush to join global economy ignores them
July 28, 2001
Seven months ago, Pascual Estemico harvested 90 tons of sugar cane, sent it to the mill and waited for his payment. He is still waiting. “I don’t think the government understands how desperate we are,” said the 37-year-old farmer, who had planted three-quarters of his land with cane.
Engagements
July 28, 2001
Dean-Nelson Melanie Dean, Eudora, and Andrew Nelson, Topeka, announce their engagement.
Vet offers advice to ease conflict over couple’s dog
July 28, 2001
Raiders turn back Olathe East, stay alive
July 28, 2001
By Doug Pacey Carl Brooks likes the situation in which he finds his team. The coach doesn’t mind that Lawrence’s Raiders are in the losers bracket of the Triple-A zone tournament and are one game away from a finished season. He thinks they have the advantage.
Lawrence briefs
July 28, 2001
Armed robbery reported at Lawrence motel Participants raise $70,000 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters Lawrence resident sentenced for role in 13-year-old’s rape Money available for owners to improve Kansas woodlands
22-year-old awaiting heart transplant lives each day to its fullest
July 28, 2001
By Kim Hall She’s only 22 years old, but Tia Armstrong is fighting for her life. Five years ago, doctors diagnosed her with viral cardiomyopathy, a disease that affects the heart muscles. Without a heart transplant, her heart specialists now say she has eight months to live.
National briefs
July 28, 2001
Washington: Congressman undergoes fourth police interview Washington: White House seeks speedier confirmations Salt Lake City: Boy Scouts vandalize age-old dinosaur tracks New York: Public servants union wins pay, benefit boosts
Military News
July 28, 2001
Budget cuts threaten small-business services ––— KU center to lose 25 percent of grant next year
July 28, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Budget cuts in Washington and population shifts in Kansas will slash consulting and advisory services next year for small businesses in Lawrence and the surrounding area.
Jul28-25
July 28, 2001
There at last were light rain showers but they did little more than tantalize citizens who were tired of hot and dry conditions. Little gain was noted for crops. Lawrence residents were due to start paying about $11 more a year on their natural gas bills because the federal government had partically decontrolled interstate prices.
Shrine Bowl ends in tie
July 28, 2001
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Shrine Bowl ends 12-12
Overdue honors At long last, our Navajo code talkers will be honored appropriately.
July 28, 2001
A long overdue honor is about to be paid, and it is sad it took so long to give deserving men the credit they richly deserve. During World War II, American Navajo Indians developed a code that was impossible for the enemy, mainly the Japanese, to break. Now there are to be Congressional Gold Medals awarded to the living and the dead who took part in this vital effort.
People
July 28, 2001
Kennedy son bears protest name Oxnard police offer post to Shaq Prince’s bodyguard not so handy Freezing up for five questions
Engagements
July 28, 2001
Weddings
July 28, 2001
Weddings
July 28, 2001
Lantz-Hopkins Fran A. Lantz and Terry L. Hopkins, both of Lawrence, were married June 22, 2001, at the Garden Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Club news
July 28, 2001
Club news
July 28, 2001
The Pilot Club of Lawrence met July 9 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Before the meeting, members met in the hospital cafeteria for dinner and visiting. The board meeting was called to order by Marilyn Bristol, president.
6Sports report: Amateur golfers can play with the pros
July 28, 2001
James Sido reports on a new rule that will allow Amateur level golfers to have professional equipment, without losing the amateur status.
6Sports report: Raiders still in it
July 28, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence Raiders’ elimantion game against the Olathe East Hawks in Zone Tournament play. The Raiders play again Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.
KSU football didn’t always own KU
Jayhawks went 13 years from 1956-68 without loss to Wildcats
July 28, 2001
By Bill Mayer While Kansas University football faces an uncertain future, Kansas Staters are licking their chops at the prospect of running their winning streak over KU to nine.
Friends and neighbors
July 28, 2001
Hutch prep commits to Kansas
Running back Green first member of Jayhawks’ football recruiting class
July 28, 2001
By Jon Kirby The Kansas University football program received good news Friday morning when DeAngelo Green gave the Jayhawks an early nonbinding commitment. Green, a 5-foot-10, 180-pounder from Hutchinson High, is the top-rated running back in the state according to MoKan Football. As a junior, he rushed for 1,500 yards and helped Hutchinson to the state semifinals last season.
National League Roundup: Tucker supplies big hit for Cubs
Bonds blasts 45th home run; Giants knock Arizona out of first place
July 28, 2001
Fred McGriff’s coming to town, but the first-place Chicago Cubs didn’t have to wait for some left-handed power from one of their newcomers. Michael Tucker hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, his first since joining Chicago a week ago, and the Cubs beat St. Louis, 4-3, Friday.
American League Roundup: Saberhagen return a hit
Red Sox hurler a winner in first start since ‘99
July 28, 2001
Bret Saberhagen’s first major league start in almost 22 months went so well he didn’t want it to end. Saberhagen allowed three hits in six innings Friday night to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 9-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Media Day Notebook: Jayhawks at least look sharp
Kansas players sport nifty threads except for defensive lineman Dwyer
July 28, 2001
By Robert Sinclair If nothing else, at least Kansas University’s football team was dressed for success. Senior wide receiver Harrison Hill showed up for his Big 12 Conference media day appearance Friday at Union Station in a new suit; senior middle linebacker Marcus Rogers wore a suit and had a gold chain draped around his neck; and senior defensive tackle Nate Dwyer well, at least he wore a collared shirt.
Scientist claims data show life on Mars
July 28, 2001
Data collected 25 years ago on the surface of Mars by NASA’s twin Viking landers show evidence of life, a scientist said Friday. Other scientists quickly cast doubt on the claim by Joseph Miller. They cited a variety of other explanations for the data radioed back to Earth as the landers performed experiments in an effort to find any trace of life on the Red Planet.
Winston Cup now in 20-week grind
If NASCAR really cares about drivers and their well-being, how about giving them a mulligan?
July 28, 2001
NASCAR likes to say that no effort or expense is spared where its drivers and their well-being are concerned. So, how come their actions don’t seem to reflect their words these days?
Promoter bows to pressure
NCAA basketball games won’t be played in casino
July 28, 2001
The promoter of three college basketball tournaments slated for Las Vegas moved them from a casino hotel Friday following pressure from the NCAA and several teams. Pending NCAA approval, the tournaments will shift from the Paris Hotel and Casino to a new location in the city, said promoter Chris Spencer, director of Worldwide Basketball in Cincinnati.
Living wage’ requirements gain steam
New York county, California city enact laws that pre-empt minimum wage
July 28, 2001
The Suffolk County Legislature on Friday overwhelmingly approved a “living wage” bill, making the county the first in New York state to pass such a measure. The bill, which will take effect in next July, requires companies receiving county tax dollars to pay workers a minimum of $9 per hour plus medical benefits, or $10.25 per hour without medical benefits.
Games return
July 28, 2001
The Sunflower State Games began a second weekend in Lawrence Friday night.
Sanders: Prime time to retire
July 28, 2001
Deion Sanders retired from the NFL on Friday, striking a deal and cutting his losses rather than report to a Washington Redskins team he had disavowed.
McGriff headed to Cubs
July 28, 2001
Fred McGriff is joining the Chicago Cubs, after all. McGriff, who scrapped a trade to Chicago earlier this month by invoking his no-trade clause, was dealt from last-place Tampa Bay to the first-place Cubs on Friday for pitcher Manny Aybar and a player to be named.
Armstrong wins Tour stage
July 28, 2001
Just when Lance Armstrong’s rivals thought they had seen it all, he shifted up a gear Friday to win a Tour de France stage and draw yet closer to a third straight title. Armstrong’s main rival, Jan Ullrich of Germany, remained second overall.
New report raises flag about online porn
July 28, 2001
American teen-agers going online to find the latest pop hit by Britney Spears might be downloading more than just a new tune. File-swapping programs popularized by Napster and other youth-oriented music services are being used to exchange pornography, bypassing filters set up by parents to block children’s access to such images, according to a congressional report released Friday.
Cheney pushes ethanol, renewable fuel sources
July 28, 2001
In Minnesota for the first time since November’s election, Vice President Dick Cheney said the Bush administration’s energy policy would emphasize ethanol and other renewable sources of fuel. That policy will help boost farm income and hold down rising energy costs for farmers, Cheney said after a closed-door meeting with 20 farmers.
Mulder masterful in four-hit shutout of KC - Oakland 5, Kansas City 0
July 28, 2001
Mark Mulder pitched a four-hitter for his third shutout in July, and Miguel Tejada had a three-run double Friday night as Oakland beat the Kansas City Royals, 5-0. Jermaine Dye drove in the go-ahead run during Oakland’s four-run sixth inning.v
Hotel chain sues NAACP for boycott call
July 28, 2001
The Adam’s Mark hotel chain sued the NAACP Friday, claiming the civil rights organization’s call for a boycott was illegal. Within hours, Fred Kummer, Adam’s Mark chief, and Kweisi Mfume, NAACP president, were talking by telephone and working to reach an out-of-court settlement, said Sharon Harvey Davis, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis-based hotel chain. She said the two men agreed to talk again Monday.
Powell to press China on arms, human rights
July 28, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell said he is intent on confronting China about military and weapons exports in violation of agreements. He planned to meet with President Jiang Zemin and other Chinese leaders. Powell, who arrived here this morning, was expected to voice strong U.S. objections to “all Chinese transfers of missiles and weapons of mass destruction-related technology to other countries,” White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said in Washington.
14-year-old sentenced to 28 years for killing teacher
July 28, 2001
A judge sentenced 14-year-old Nathaniel Brazill to 28 years in prison Friday for fatally shooting his favorite teacher between the eyes on the last day of school far less than the maximum he could have received of life without parole. Brazill, who was tried as an adult, had faced a minimum of 25 years behind bars for killing Barry Grunow at Lake Worth Middle School more than a year ago. Wearing a bright red jumpsuit and shackles, the boy said nothing and his face conveyed the same blank expression it bore throughout his trial as Circuit Judge Richard Wennet handed down the sentence, which carries no possibility of parole or time off for good behavior.
House prefers Clinton’s water rules
Provision would halt EPA reassessment of arsenic standards
July 28, 2001
The House voted Friday to restore tougher arsenic limits that the Clinton administration established for drinking water, but President Bush withdrew. Nineteen Republicans joined Democrats in the 218-189 vote prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency from using funds to lower the arsenic standards adopted as President Clinton left office in January.
Leavenworth county official charged for violating nude ban
July 28, 2001
Former Leavenworth County Commissioner Wayne Eldridge Sr. has been charged with violating a ban on nude dancing in the county at a club that he helps operate. Last year, while serving on the commission, Eldridge, 63, voted in favor of the ban.
On the record
July 28, 2001
Utilities can’t trace combustible gas
July 28, 2001
By Mike Belt A new search for the source of combustible gas in an area along and north of 23rd Street proved futile Friday, a Lawrence City official said. Lawrence City Utility Department workers searched the sewer system with a remote controlled camera and sensors during the morning.
Economy survives ‘danger’ era
Analysts say end to slowdown near as tax rebates, falling rates endure
July 28, 2001
The economy endured its weakest growth rate in eight years in the spring as American companies cut back on investment spending by the biggest amount in two decades. Resilient consumers kept the economy afloat, although just barely, as the gross domestic product the country’s total output of goods and services eked out a tiny 0.7 percent growth rate in the April-June quarter.
Budget cuts threaten small-business services
KU center to lose 25 percent of grant next year
July 28, 2001
By Mark Fagan Budget cuts in Washington and population shifts in Kansas will slash consulting and advisory services next year for small businesses in Lawrence and the surrounding area. The Kansas University Small Business Development Center, 734 Vt., will lose 25 percent of its usual $67,000 federal grant that finances the majority of its services, said Randee Brady, regional director.
Daily Ticker
July 28, 2001
Itchy and scratchy
Tiny chiggers cause outsized summertime woes
July 28, 2001
By Jim Baker Count Bruce Chladny among the many people who’ve suffered through the misery of chigger bites. “I’ve got a bunch of them on my legs right now,” said Chladny, horticulture agent at K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County. “Last night we had horticulture camp for 4-H kids, and we took a tour of the Prairie Park Nature Center,” he said. “We all came back with chigger bites up and down our legs. I’ve been itching them all week.”
Boy’s suicide raises questions about party
July 28, 2001
A formal inquisition is being considered in the case of a teen-ager who killed himself after believing his friend would die of alcohol poisoning. Officials believe Blake Allan Culver, 15, was wracked with guilt and committed suicide early July 21 after his friend got sick after a party in which teens consumed alcohol. But the friend was treated at a hospital and released.
Risk-taking increases teen deaths on the road
Nine fatalities this week tied to crowded cars, speeding
July 28, 2001
Young motorists were driving speeding cars in three crashes that left nine people dead this week. And in each wreck, the cars were full increasing the likelihood of a crash, authorities said. The most recent crash occurred Wednesday just outside Colwich, when a 17-year-old girl lost control of her car on a gravel road, killing her and injuring three teen-age passengers.
Teen arrested again
July 28, 2001
By Mike Belt A teen-ager convicted of taking two Lawrence children from their mother was arrested again for allegedly making a criminal threat. Lawrence Police arrested Natasha Helm, 17, on a warrant shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday and booked her into the Douglas County Jail. She later was released on $2,000 bond.
Urban League leader dies
July 28, 2001
The Rev. William H. Clark, chief executive officer of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, died Thursday after a long illness. He was 69. Widely praised for his ability to bring diverse groups together, Clark worked behind the scenes as well as publicly to forge relationships among racial and ethnic groups and with the business community.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
July 28, 2001
Book overplays Adams’ role
July 28, 2001
By Robert Reno Newsday Two fundamental things temper any assessment of John Adams’ presidency: It could have been worse and it lasted only four years. Only a little less could be said of Richard Nixon’s. Now David McCullough’s best-selling and well-received Adams biography has provoked a literary cat fight that is highly satisfying if only because it reminds us there was a thriving America before there was the rubbish that passes for history on television, before there were historically dishonest Hollywood movies.
What’s going wrong?
July 28, 2001
Republican looks to 2002
July 28, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate After observing a heated House debate where each member taking a passionate stand against any and all cloning appeared to be wearing the same blue suit jacket, white shirt and TV-friendly red tie, I was more than ready to spend two hours listening to the informed political candor of Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va.
Alumni fight to keep controversial mascot
July 28, 2001
Supporters of Dodge City High School’s Red Demon mascot are taking their fight to the streets. They have entered a pro-mascot float in Saturday’s annual Dodge City Days parade and plan to elicit more support along the parade route for the mascot, whose name has come under fire for its evil connotation.
Kansas not enforcing online gambling ban
July 28, 2001
Although gambling on the Internet is illegal in Kansas, prosecutors say there’s little they can do to stop it. “There really isn’t the staff to police the entire Internet,” Mark Ohlemeier, a spokesman for the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, told the Wichita Eagle. “If somebody would complain to the office, then we’d definitely investigate this.”
U.S. orders its embassy workers out of country
July 28, 2001
American employees holding “non-emergency” positions at the U.S. Embassy in Macedonia have been ordered to leave the country, along with their dependents, the State Department announced Friday.
Macedonians, rebels return to peace table
July 28, 2001
Western envoys met Friday with Macedonian officials and ethnic Albanian representatives in separate talks ahead of a new round of high-level peace negotiations. The two feuding groups had agreed to resume talks in the embattled northwestern city of Tetovo. But today’s talks were moved to the southern city of Ohrid to avoid potentially hostile crowds, a Western diplomat said.
World briefs
July 28, 2001
Poland: Flooding across country strikes deadly chord Guatemala: Arrest made in slaying of American nun in May Barcelona: Large Catalan bank rocked by explosion
Artificial heart recipient now able to walk
July 28, 2001
The man with the world’s first self-contained artificial heart is standing up and walking short distances with help, doctors said Friday. The patient, who has been identified only as a man in his 50s, received the AbioCor artificial heart July 2 at Jewish Hospital.
Son’s name up for sale on online auctions
July 28, 2001
Jason Black and Frances Schroeder don’t know what they will name the baby boy they’re expecting. But they aren’t leafing through any “Name Your Baby” books. Instead, the couple are looking for a corporate sponsor to pay half a million dollars for their son’s name. Only time and money will tell whether the child will get a name like “Heinz” or “Microsoft,” “Coke” or “Kraft.”
Ceremony marks Haskell’s new cultural center, museum
July 28, 2001
By Joy Ludwig The fresh-cut cypress logs seemed out of place at the busy construction site. At Barker and Pawnee avenues, area residents and Haskell Indian Nations University officials, alumni and students gathered Friday for a “log-raising” ceremony to mark the start of above-ground construction of the school’s $1.3 million cultural center and museum.
Madonna, husband will team on movie
July 28, 2001
Madonna will star in her husband Guy Ritchie’s next film, a spokesman for the British director said Friday. Ritchie will direct his wife of eight months in a remake of the 1975 Italian love story “Swept Away” in a marked departure from his last two films “Snatch,” which came out this year, and 1998’s “Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels” both gritty, black comedies set in the criminal underworld.
Russia suggests widening strategic talks
Moscow asks that North Korea, Iran be invited to arms discussions with United States
July 28, 2001
Russia officials heard nothing new from National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice that would cause them to temper their opposition to jettisoning the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Justice Department moves to block airline merger
July 28, 2001
The Justice Department said Friday it would file suit to block the merger of United Airlines and US Airways, the potentially history-making deal that United already had renounced. The department said the $4.3 billion deal to create the nation’s largest airline would violate antitrust laws by leaving customers with too few choices, higher fares and poor service on routes up and down the East Coast and on nonstop flights between the two airlines’ hubs.
Model for doing business changes for better or worse
July 28, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Few businesses stay the same. They either grow and adapt to the times or they tread water, drift and eventually fall behind or go out of business. Competition in the business community is tough, and chances are, it will become even more intense in the years to come. In recent weeks, numerous stories have reported major personnel cutbacks and drops in earnings by companies and corporations, many of which had been looked to as the darlings of investors and the public.
Owners seeking moratoria exception
July 28, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners are set to give final approval Tuesday to temporary moratoria on annexations for developments in North Lawrence and in floodplains. And then they’ll be asked to make an exception on both counts. Larry and Judy Schomer want commissioners to annex a 4.6-acre parcel in North Lawrence that planning officials say sits in a 100-year floodplain.
Costa Rica trips to continue
Study abroad program will go on despite student’s death
July 28, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Kansas University will continue its study abroad programs in Costa Rica this fall despite the stabbing death of a student conducting research there, officials said Friday. The announcement came after university officials conducted two site visits and interviewed students, staff, host families and government officials, said Diana Carlin, dean of graduate schools and international programs.
Economic report doesn’t affect stocks
July 28, 2001
Wall Street held mostly steady Friday, despite some light selling on a government report showing the economy at its weakest in eight years and worse-than-anticipated results from JDS Uniphase. Analysts said the muted response reflected how accustomed investors had become to bad news, given the dismal second-quarter earnings of recent weeks.