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July 29, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com MORE: 6News at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday
WKD Where to donate old stuff
July 29, 2001
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In the news
July 29, 2001
POLITICS Reform Party convention
Business briefcase for front
July 29, 2001
WORKPLACE Nice manners can pay off
Love is grand, but it won’t pay bills
July 29, 2001
Nation Briefs
July 29, 2001
WASHINGTON: President asks that ADA be strengthened by Congress Alaska: Earthquake ‘a good one,’ state resident reports California: Adult daughter found locked in wooden shed WASHINGTON: Infant formula packs recalled
Business briefs
July 29, 2001
The thought police at work?
July 29, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald A question. Can a man be put in jail for what he’s thinking? Before you answer, you should know that what the man in question was thinking is about as repugnant as it gets.
Raiders rip BV West ––— Lawrence squad to play for title today
July 29, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com The Lawrence Raiders refuse to lose.
Students spend weekend moving
July 29, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com “One … two … three!”
Former Gov. Finney dies
July 29, 2001
Joan Finney, an ardent populist whose knack for one-on-one campaigning helped her become the state’s first female governor, died Saturday afternoon. She was 76. Mrs. Finney’s daughter, Mary Holladay, said the former governor died about 4:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka. She was taken there Friday because of complications from liver cancer.
World Briefs
July 29, 2001
Peru: Former spy chief tells of orders for murder Macedonia: Peace talks resume Northern Ireland: Rioting returns to streets of Belfast Puerto Rico: Vieques residents weigh in on naval base
Baseball Briefs
July 29, 2001
Twins get reliever Jones from Tigers for Redman Colon drops appeal, begins suspension Chisox agree to terms with Howry, Ordonez Red Sox activate Everett; Garciaparra may be next Bucs call reliever Wilkins
Griffey frustrated by Reds’ dismal year
Outfielder’s season could end early because of hamstring injury
July 29, 2001
Ken Griffey Jr. is frustrated by his torn left hamstring. He’s unhappy that the Cincinnati Reds are trading players to cut payroll. He’s not sure whether the injury will allow him to finish the season, and he’s not entirely sure the leg will ever fully recover from two tears in the same hamstring.
Life goes on, albeit alone
Churches, support groups help fill void after loss of loved one
July 29, 2001
The day began like so many others. D. Carl Johnson, ailing with diabetes, had trouble standing in the shower, so his wife, Janice, washed his hair in the sink. Carl combed his hair and came downstairs for breakfast.
Briefcase
July 29, 2001
Workplace: Nice manners can pay off for employees, expert says Careers: Network advises workers to ease into new fields Motley Fool: Name that company
Powell complimentary of China
July 29, 2001
During a one-day visit by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell Saturday, China agreed to restart a formal dialogue with the United States on human rights and consult with American experts on weapons proliferation, two subjects that have dogged bilateral relations for more than a decade.
Leawood site of hunt classes
July 29, 2001
Advanced deer hunting education classes are scheduled Aug. 21 and Aug. 30 at the Leawood Community Center. Classes will run from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The sessions are intended for new or less experienced hunters who wish to improve their white-tailed deer hunting knowledge.
War and Peace’ a literary commitment
July 29, 2001
By George Gurley I was fishing about for something to read when my eyes fell fatally on a worn copy of “War and Peace.” That was almost exactly one year ago. Don’t open a book of this magnitude 1,386 pages in my edition, 2 pounds, 12 ounces avoirdupois casually. It exacts a commitment, a significant slice of one’s lifetime.
Big Day coverage
Insurance can help settle wedding jitters
July 29, 2001
With this insurance, I thee wed. A rained-out reception. A no-show photographer. A damaged dress. Not all weddings go off without a hitch. To guarantee a wedding without worries, the altar-bound are vowing that wedding insurance is the way to go.
Shower new grandparents with baby gifts
July 29, 2001
We traditionally hold showers for new brides and grooms and expecting parents, so why not grandparents? That’s exactly what Kathryn and Allan Zullo suggest in their book “The Nanas and the Papas: A Boomers’ Guide to Grandparenting.”
Study looks at aging of Mennonites
July 29, 2001
By Roger Martin I didn’t quit smoking and start exercising overnight. But when I did, it was a conversion experience. “You’ve got to quit,” I said to my brother. “Got to start working out.” He shot back: “Yeah, but remember that marathon runner, what’s his name, who keeled over? When your time’s up, your time’s up.”
Hoffman weaves tragic tale of guilt, forgiveness
July 29, 2001
A compelling aspect of Alice Hoffman’s novels is that they operate on a level one step removed from reality. Magic spells, omens and old wives’ tales are par for the course in a Hoffman novel, giving them an appealing, fairy tale feeling. But fairy tales usually have a touch of tragedy, and such is the case in Hoffman’s 14th novel, “Blue Diary” (Putnam, 303 pages, $24.95).
John Henry Days’ falls short of expectations
July 29, 2001
By Abby Swift Special to the Journal-World Colson Whitehead’s latest release, “John Henry Days” (Doubleday, 389 pages, $24.95), is an ambitious novel spanning American history from the Reconstruction to the eve of the 20th century. Myriad aspects of American society fall prey to Whitehead’s cutting wit as he traces the development of pop culture and examines themes of subtle and overt racism over the decades. The broad scope of the work is alternately riveting and dizzying as the scenes and stories blend and often clash.
Peru salutes its new president
Stanford-educated Alejandro Toledo is country’s first freely elected leader of Indian descent
July 29, 2001
Alejandro Toledo, Peru’s first freely elected president of Indian descent, was sworn into office Saturday, promising to remain true to his roots and govern for the nation’s poor. Toledo’s assumption of the presidency seals the former shoeshine boy’s remarkable rise and completes Peru’s return to democracy after a decade of authoritarian rule by disgraced ex-President Alberto Fujimori.
7-29 Garden Spot
July 29, 2001
gardenspot@ljworld.com A 10-year-old boy with a passion for butterflies went through a metamorphosis much like the insects that fascinated him.
SUN Man reunited with his sister
July 29, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Walter Jackson never knew the three women whose photos he carried in his wallet.
Wisdom Garden Spot
July 29, 2001
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photos JAMES WISDOM, 1714 W, 22ND ST., CHECKS OUT THE PURPLE CONEFLOWERS AND BLACKEYE SUSANS IN HIS GARDEN.
SSG bowling
July 29, 2001
Jason Smith/Journal-World Photo FRED LEHMKUHL FROM Holton rolls one down the lane during the Sunflower State Games Bowling doubles Saturday afternoon at Royal Crest Lanes, 9th and Iowa.
County commission precede
July 29, 2001
FUNDING 2002 budget going public
Sunday datebook
July 29, 2001
TODAY Through Aug. 4: Douglas County Free Fair, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets.
Hed here and here and here
July 29, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com The night before the Douglas County Free Fair horse show, 7-year-old Paris Nottingham dreamed she’d win the title grand champion.
SEK Sonic Boom grounds Skyhawks ––— Despite 6-5 loss in round robin play, Baldwin team set for semifinals
July 29, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com The Sunflower Skyhawks played a mistake-filled final game Saturday in the U-18 softball division of the Sunflower State Games.
Lawrence resident returns lost diamond ring, collects $3,000
July 29, 2001
By Dave Ranney Lana Nordyke’s $15,000 ring was back on her finger Saturday. “It’s amazing. I never thought I’d see it again,” she said. Nordyke, who lives in Wichita, lost the 3-carat diamond ring during a mid-July trip to Lawrence. She offered a $3,000 reward, but no one called.
National League Roundup: Dodgers get boost from Reboulet
Sosa, McGwire both homer; Castilla hits three out in Houston loss
July 29, 2001
Shawn Green has been making a huge contribution to the Los Angeles Dodgers, which is expected of him. Jeff Reboulet has been making the most of his infrequent opportunities to play.
United Way accepting grant applications
July 29, 2001
United Way of Douglas County Inc., is accepting applications for grants through the “Venture Fund Program” from nonprofit human service agencies in Douglas County.
Cambodia’s terror revisited by rapper
July 29, 2001
Good Samaritan returns lost diamond ring to owner
July 29, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Lana Nordyke’s $15,000 ring was back on her finger Saturday.
7-22 Roger Martin column
July 29, 2001
I didn’t quit smoking and start exercising overnight. But when I did, it was a conversion experience. “You’ve got to quit,” I said to my brother. “Got to start working out.”
Sunday Fair breakout
July 29, 2001
Today at the fair 2 p.m. — Open Horse Show check-in, Community Building, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 19th and Harper streets.
The Motley Fool
July 29, 2001
Last week’s question and answer Run rate, run Tax law changes
Presidential portraits
Book captures Ronald Reagan’s life, relationship with wife
July 29, 2001
We don’t see current photographs of Ronald Reagan anymore. The image of the former film actor who ascended in politics to capture the ultimate post the U.S. presidency has disappeared. Reagan, one of only three presidents to reach 90, has withdrawn from public life, contending with old age and Alzheimer’s disease.
Sunflower State Games: Hoops homecoming
Woodberry makes triumphant return to KU
July 29, 2001
By Doug Pacey Former Kansas University basketball player Steve Woodberry thinks Jayhawk basketball fans are a well-behaved bunch. Sure, some of them might be a little blasbout the game when Kansas is beating some no-name school by 45 points. But anyone who doesn’t throw coins, batteries or other small, hard objects at him is fine in Woodberry’s book.
Bush, U.S. challenged on migrant workers
July 29, 2001
President Vicente Fox said Saturday that all Mexicans working in the United States should be legalized in recognition of their contribution to the U.S. economy. During his weekly radio address, Fox urged President Bush and the U.S. Congress to approve a plan that would grant guest-worker status and eventually legal residency to 3 million illegal Mexicans.
Bikers meet Branson as Hells Angels gather
Group picks unlikely Missouri town for national gathering
July 29, 2001
The biker pulled hard on the marijuana joint and motioned toward the hill that overlooked the motel. “Look at ‘em up there watching all this,” he said. A dozen or so of his Hells Angels brothers mingled nearby.
Swamp safari
Visitors take airboat adventures amid exotic wildlife at edge of Everglades
July 29, 2001
As we bed down for the night in the thatched-roof chickee, my husband notes that the top half of the door is covered only by a screen, not a shutter or curtain in sight. “Not much of a honeymoon suite,” he says. But it doesn’t really matter. It’s not our honeymoon, and the only thing that could peek in our window are the deer, bison and other critters roaming this corner of the Big Cypress Swamp.
At 80, life’s in focus, even if eyes aren’t
July 29, 2001
By Calder Pickett Well, I turned 80 three days ago. “Eighty” always seemed like real old age. It doesn’t feel any different from 79 or 75. But it does seem to be a landmark year, a time leading one to do some reflecting.
Whether to refinance big or small depends on outlook, comfort
July 29, 2001
Question: My wife and I bought a new home in a seniors community last November for $228,000, using a large down payment and taking out a $135,000 mortgage for 30 years at 7.75 percent. Now that mortgage rates have fallen, should we consider taking out a second mortgage to free that home equity for other uses?
Amenities not intended for actual use
July 29, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald I received a letter from a reader named Dick Demers, who relates a shocking story: It seems Dick and his wife had driven a long distance to visit his wife’s sister. Wishing to refresh himself, Dick went into the guest bathroom, took a shower, then dried himself off.
SUN Tougher DUI law continues to surprise, draw criticism
July 29, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — If you’ve been convicted of a DUI, it might be best to leave those ways behind. Because if you get another DUI — no matter how long it’s been since the first one — you are going to jail.
Arts notes
July 29, 2001
Old photographs on display at Carnegie Sweet summer: Those were the best days of my life Ottawa contest features sculptures made in a day Barbershop quartet to appear at acoustic show ‘Star Wars’ exhibit stopping at Cosmosphere
Fashion briefs
July 29, 2001
Fashion to a tee Getting cold feet Doing the slide Made in the shades Sleek looks for fall
Bookstore
July 29, 2001
Horoscopes
July 29, 2001
Zone three legion tournament: Raiders rip BV West
Lawrence squad to play for title today
July 29, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus The Lawrence Raiders refuse to lose. On the brink of elimination after a loss two days earlier, the Raiders have won three in a row in the Zone Three American Legion AAA baseball tournament at Free State High. The Raiders rocked Shawnee Mission Slam, 11-1, and the Blue Valley West Jaguars, 15-0, on Saturday in run-rule shortened games to reach today’s championship.
Six-run seventh stumps A’s - Royals 9, Athletics 3
KC’s Durbin earns first complete game
July 29, 2001
Chad Durbin pleaded with manager Tony Muser for one more inning, and he got it. Durbin pitched his first career complete game, allowing six hits in the Kansas City Royals’ 9-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. “After the eighth, I begged him to go out. I thought I could do it,” Durbin said. “Once I convinced him, he said ‘Go back out there and get them.’
American League Roundup: Clemens nabs 15th win
But Yankees ace leaves with groin cramps
July 29, 2001
Roger Clemens’ major leading-leading 15th win came with a price. Clemens, who left in the sixth inning with cramps in his right groin, won his 11th straight decision, leading the New York Yankees to their seventh consecutive win, 12-1 over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
Satchmo Summerfest celebrates jazz great’s 100th
July 29, 2001
Although three decades have passed since Louis Armstrong’s death, his importance to this city only seems to be growing. So officials are making a big effort to mark the jazz legend’s 100th birthday next month.
Grbac’s task: Improve Ravens’ offense
Super Bowl champions expecting big things from former Chiefs quarterback
July 29, 2001
During the Ravens’ Super Bowl run, the offense played sidekick to the team’s history-making defense. The attack unit was defined by a predictable game plan, a five-game touchdown drought and a mediocre quarterback.
Vermeil era begins for Chiefs
Kansas City opens training camp with new coach, new attitude
July 29, 2001
The graying head of the man who coined the phrase “coaching burnout” actually hits the pillow around 11:30 p.m. most nights now. In the old days, he would feel guilty if he fell asleep much before 3 in the morning. He ran training camps that would make a Marine drill sergeant proud.
Carter expresses respect for Bush
July 29, 2001
Former president Jimmy Carter, who last week took issue with many of President Bush’s acts in office, said that he respects Bush despite their “honest differences of opinion.”
A skirmish in American culture wars
July 29, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The largest city in the Granite State is blessedly free of presidential candidates this summer, but it is not devoid of controversy. A rock concert that drew an estimated 10,000 young people to a city park last Sunday night produced more than 80 complaints to police and touched off what Mayor Robert Baines told me was for him an unprecedented furor.
Caricatures show how artists were satirical rather than cruel
July 29, 2001
Babe Ruth, all barrel chest and furrowed brow. Mae West vamping as Diamond Lil. Josephine Baker. Fiorello La Guardia. The Algonquin Round Table gang. They are images from a show at the New York Public Library titled “Celebrity Caricature in America.” First mounted in 1998 at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the show recalls an era roughly between World Wars I and II when the mass media were busy forging celebrity culture as we know it now.
SUN Tim Van Leer
July 29, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Tim Van Leer, the new executive director of the Lied Center, will finish his first month on the job Thursday. He’s jumped feet first into his work, and is learning about the culture of Lawrence and Kansas University — and how it differs from that of El Camino College Center for the Arts in California, where he was last employed as executive director.
J-W offers site for swapping goods
July 29, 2001
Online swap site The Journal-World is sponsoring an online bulletin board where movers can list items they’re willing to give away and scavengers can find out where to get the goods.
Finney shakes her last hand
July 29, 2001
J-W Staff and Wire Reports Topeka — Joan Finney, an ardent populist whose knack for one-on-one campaigning helped her become the state’s first female governor, died Saturday afternoon. She was 76.
Sister doesn’t have right to discourage operation
July 29, 2001
SUN rail
July 29, 2001
Old photographs on display at Carnegie
Sunflower state games: SEK Sonic Boom grounds Skyhawks
Despite 6-5 loss in round robin play, Baldwin team set for semifinals
July 29, 2001
By Levi Chronister The Sunflower Skyhawks played a mistake-filled final game Saturday in the U-18 softball division of the Sunflower State Games. The Skyhawks, composed almost entirely of Baldwin High students, took advantage of two errors, five wild pitches and two passed balls by the SEK Sonic Boom but fell victim to their own physical and mental mistakes in a 6-5 loss at Clinton Lake Sports Complex.
Fishing Report
July 29, 2001
Fishing report
July 29, 2001
(Latest update in parentheses) CLINTON RESERVOIR (7-26) — Water 82 degrees, clearn and one foot above normal pool. Channel catfish excellent on crawdads, minnows, livers, stinkbait and worms. Many are being caught off clay points or on mudflats drifting shad. Chumming with soybeans is working well. Crappie good on jigs and minnows at about 10-12 feet over brush. Walleye good. Fishing has been spotty. Most fish being taken on jig and nightcrawler in Clinton Point area. White bass good drifting florescent yellow slab spoons, or casting jigs over humps off Clinton Point.
Friends and neighbors
July 29, 2001
Buffaloes’ Barnett listed among media day highlights
July 29, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Upon returning from the Big 12 Conference’s football media days this week, I figured I’d try something a little different this year. Instead of the traditional column about the size of media guides individually they don’t look that big, but try lugging 12 of them bad boys through Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from Terminal A to Terminal C I figured I would share the top 10 quotes of the weekend.
On the record
July 29, 2001
Local briefs
July 29, 2001
2002 budget going public Douglas County commissioners will meet Monday to approve the publication of the 2002 budget. Public comments about the budget will be taken during the Aug. 15 hearing, which is the last time commissioners can make cuts to the budget. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse, 1100 Mass. __________________________ Community: Farmers Market offers feast for eyes and dinner table Fresh flowers are a popular item at the Lawrence Farmers Market, along with locally grown produce. Kathy Hagen, above, Lawrence, sorts through some of her gladioli Saturday morning. The next market will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. __________________________ Communication: City phone lines to go down Phone service and voice mail to some city offices, including nonemergency numbers at the Lawrence Police Department, will be disrupted for up to six hours today so workers can replace a transformer on the west side of City Hall. The outage is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and conclude no later than 2 p.m. Affected city phone numbers include: Lawrence Police Department, 111 E. 11th St., nonemergency numbers in the 832-7400 and 832-7500 series; and nonemergency dispatch, 841-7210 and 832-7650. City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts, 832-3000 series. Cable Channel 25 also will be off the air during the transformer project. Emergency numbers unaffected include 911 calls and calls to the city’s utility department for water and wastewater emergencies, 843-2685. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol at work 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. __________________________ Lions Sight Fair offers vision, hearing, diabetes tests The Lions Sight Fair will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Douglas County Free Fair. The Kansas Lions Mobile Screening Unit will offer free vision, hearing and diabetes tests. The Lawrence Lions Club and Lawrence River City Lions Club, both service organizations are co-sponsoring the tests. __________________________ Journal-World reporter honored Scott Rothschild, a reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World, will receive an award from the Kansas Disability Caucus. Rothschild will be honored for newspaper articles he has written concerning funding issues for in-home services for people with disabilities. The award will be presented when the disability caucus has its seventh annual forum in Topeka from Aug. 8-10. The forum provides an opportunity for Kansans with disabilities to talk about issues and suggest solutions to challenges facing the disabled.
Rookie Montoya captures first Formula One pole
July 29, 2001
Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole for the first time in his rookie Formula One season, recording the fastest qualifying mark Saturday for the German Grand Prix. The Colombian driver edged BMW-Williams teammate Ralf Schumacher, who will start from the second position on the grid for today’s 45-lap race.
Purvis rolls in NAPA 250
Green nearly 16 seconds behind
July 29, 2001
Jeff Purvis ran away with the NAPA AutoCare 250 on Saturday, beating Jeff Green by 15.782 seconds in the Busch Series race at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Purvis, winning for the first time since August 1996 at Michigan, was making his second start for Richard Childress Racing.
Kanaan, Castroneves earn front row berths
July 29, 2001
Tony Kanaan won the pole for the Target Grand Prix with an assist from rival Helio Castroneves. The Brazilians will share the front row for the start of today’s 225-lap race on Chicago Motor Speedway’s 1.029-mile oval, but it will be Kanaan who will start from the outside spot for only the second time in his CART career.
Motel robbery suspects caught
July 29, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Four Topeka men with pockets full of cash were arrested late Friday night just west of Lawrence on charges of robbing the Virginia Inn Motel, 2903 W. Sixth St. Lawrence Police officials said one of the men inquired about room rates Friday evening at the hotel. Later, at 9 p.m., another man went inside the lobby and asked the clerk for change, Det. M. T. Brown said.
Pressure on Bodine
Pole-sitter to seek first Winston Cup win
July 29, 2001
This time, Ricky Rudd can’t sneak up on anybody. But Todd Bodine would like to. Today, Bodine will get that chance when he starts from the pole in the Pennsylvania 500, hoping to win for the first time in his Winston Cup career.
Horse show kicks off county fair
July 29, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik The night before the Douglas County Free Fair horse show, 7-year-old Paris Nottingham dreamed she’d win the title grand champion. The next day, she owned not only the title, but a trophy nearly her size. “I was hoping that would happen,” Paris said. “And it was with my favorite horse.” The Baldwin Elementary student was one of 50 horse show contestants Saturday to descend on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
WNBA Roundup: Liberty lick Comets
July 29, 2001
There was a time Crystal Robinson might have hesitated. She didn’t Saturday. Robinson’s three-pointer with 19 seconds left and Vickie Johnson’s two free throws with four seconds remaining gave the New York Liberty a 64-61 victory over the Houston Comets on Saturday.
MLS All-Star game: Donovan dominates
Four-goal game highlights 6-6 tie
July 29, 2001
Landon Donovan’s timing was off just once during a spectacular four-goal performance in the MLS All-Star game. Donovan, the San Jose Earthquakes’ 19-year-old rookie forward, scored three goals in the first 18 minutes and a fourth 83 seconds into injury time as the West played to a 6-6 tie with the East on Saturday in the league’s sixth All-Star game.
Cubs eager for arrival of McGriff
July 29, 2001
Sammy Sosa already has drawn a career-high and major league-leading 27 intentional walks this season as teams pitch around him to get to the Chicago Cubs’ cleanup hitter. That philosophy might not work starting tonight. That’s when Fred McGriff joins the team.
Students leave bounty
City prepares for seasonal loot left behind by tenants
July 29, 2001
By Joel Mathis It’s not quite Christmas in July, but for some Lawrence residents, it’s close. Many of the nearly 12,000 Kansas University students who live in rental units off-campus see their apartment and room leases expire Tuesday. Those who haven’t renewed for another year are moving out and making room for a new batch of students and tenants.
Indians’ Gonzalez hurts hamstring
July 29, 2001
Cleveland Indians outfielder Juan Gonzalez is day-to-day after straining his left hamstring in the second game of a doubleheader aginst Detroit on Saturday. Gonzalez, who hit a key homer in Cleveland’s 6-4 victory in the opener, injured himself trying to beat out a grounder to third base. He was replaced in right field by Marty Cordova.
Trade deadline has gained life force
A few new wrinkles have emerged in recent years to turn up the urgency even more
July 29, 2001
In the next frenzied 48 hours, contending teams will be looking for their David Justice, Fred McGriff, or Andy Benes, stretch-drive acquisitions that will help put their team over the top as Justice did for the 2000 Yankees, McGriff for the ‘93 Braves and Benes for the ‘95 Mariners.
Thorpe collects sixth gold
Coughlin ends Romanian’s backstroke streak
July 29, 2001
Ian Thorpe savored his sixth gold medal of the World Swimming Championships Saturday, while the United States team was embarrassed by another disqualification. In one of the most dramatic races of the meet, the “Thorpedo” barely beat American Anthony Ervin at the end of the 400-meter medley relay.
Vanguard cancels Reno service
July 29, 2001
Vanguard Airlines Inc. has reversed plans to add service between Kansas City and Reno, Nev., saying the company never received promised incentives. But officials at Reno-Tahoe International Airport said the move appears to be more the result of Vanguard’s ongoing competition with Frontier Airlines, which is adding a route in Reno.
New Jersey case to test limits of government intrusion
Federal investigators’ high-tech, secret surveillance gadgets have nation’s privacy experts crying foul
July 29, 2001
By bugging a keyboard or using special software, FBI agents can remotely capture a computer user’s every keystroke. With a black box, they can intercept e-mail from miles away. In a van parked outside, they secretly can re-create the pictures on a computer screen from its electromagnetic energy.
Lawrence School Board
Board to consider benefit district
July 29, 2001
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Officials kept in dark about utility’s plans
July 29, 2001
Missouri regulators accepted the Kansas City Power & Light Co.’s apology for not informing them about plans to build a power plant near Weston and said they would recommend approval of the utility’s reorganization plan.
Fairness of stricter DUI law disputed
Defense attorneys criticize measure’s severity, retroactivity
July 29, 2001
By Scott Rothschild If you’ve been convicted of a DUI, it might be best to leave those ways behind. Because if you get another DUI no matter how long it’s been since the first one you are going to jail. It’s just another wrinkle in new, tougher drunken driving rules that became law July 1. The new provisions are being criticized by defense attorneys who say the Legislature has gone too far in punishing drinking and driving.
People
July 29, 2001
Rodman isn’t paying “West Wing” cast gets raise Duvall cast as Robert E. Lee No teens for Janeane
Kansas Citian arrested in slaying
July 29, 2001
A Kansas City man has been arrested in the slaying of a Sedalia man whose body was found two weeks ago. Rodney Gene Potts, 43, was charged Friday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of Richard T. Buckner, 23. Potts was being held on $1 million bond.
Hot weather wreaks havoc on trees
July 29, 2001
By Bruce Chladny Even with the recent rains, soil conditions are rather dry in and around the Lawrence area. Additionally, many trees have damaged root systems from the drought last summer. The result is mature trees that are dead or dying.
Lily lover
Gardener tends his flowers to get the best blooms
July 29, 2001
By Carol Boncella A 10-year-old boy with a passion for butterflies went through a metamorphosis much like the insects that fascinated him. In the process of maturing from curious child to knowledgeable adult, Scott Wisdom has transformed his garden as much as he has himself. “I didn’t know anything about raised beds or amending soil,” he confessed.
Masterpiece’ tackles NFL on its move to Mondays
July 29, 2001
“Masterpiece Theatre” leaving Sundays? Unthinkable. What’ll they move next, church? The truth is, however, that PBS’ second most-famous series (after “Sesame Street”) will be up against “Monday Night Football” when it starts its 31st season Oct. 8 with a new production of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.”
Volcano-wary Filipinos return home
July 29, 2001
The Mayon volcano remained restive with no explosive eruptions Saturday, allowing hundreds of villagers to go home and scientists to scale its slopes to install new monitoring devices.
Wulfkuhle services
July 29, 2001
NFL Briefs
July 29, 2001
Draft pick Pickett signs with Rams Bennett, Vikings agree on contract Running back Rhett released by Browns
NFL Camps Roundup: Concern over injury caused Katzenmoyer departure
July 29, 2001
New England linebacker Andy Katzenmoyer walked out of training camp because he was worried about a neck injury. Coach Bill Belichick said Katzenmoyer contacted him Friday night to apologize for leaving camp following the team breakfast earlier in the day.
Travel briefs
July 29, 2001
Take children along when traveling abroad Caribbean trips made easier
Police outposts in Haiti attacked
Assassins thought to be loyal to army disbanded under Aristide
July 29, 2001
Six men wearing camouflage uniforms and cradling assault rifles stormed a police academy and a jail Saturday, demanding loyalty to the disbanded Haitian army. Three policemen were killed and four wounded.
Theme park attendance plunges with economy
July 29, 2001
The nation’s slowing economy is taking its toll on Orlando, Fla., America’s theme park capital, and on other theme parks throughout the nation that attract visitors from long distances. Regional parks are faring better, and overall U.S. theme park attendance is expected to increase 5 percent over last year’s 317 million visits, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.
Judge says murder suspect needs additional legal counsel
July 29, 2001
A judge said he would appoint an experienced attorney to assist the young lawyer who was hired by serial murder suspect John E. Robinson.
Fighting continues in Gaza Strip
July 29, 2001
Armed clashes between Israelis and Palestinians followed an Israeli helicopter attack Saturday in the Gaza Strip. The two sides gave different accounts of the airstrike. The Israeli army said it destroyed a workshop making munitions, including mortar shells, east of the city of Khan Younis.
Former governor revered by tribes
July 29, 2001
To Kansas, she was former Gov. Joan Finney. To the Kickapoo Tribe, she was White Morning Star Woman an honored and revered person. She was given her Kickapoo name Wah na ko qua in 1991 by tribal elders after she became the first governor to recognize by official proclamation the sovereignty of American Indian tribes.
Woody’ wagons celebrated
July 29, 2001
The wood-paneled station wagon is making a comeback on a new first-class, card-rate stamp. The presorted stamp for bulk mail is part of the American Culture series. Wood-paneled vehicles, known as “woodies,” captured the imagination of the American public from the 1930s through the ‘50s.
Polygraph failures reported in testing of top FBI officials
Bureau calls rate ‘surprisingly low’
July 29, 2001
“Less than 25” top FBI officials and other personnel in sensitive positions failed to pass polygraph exams initiated in the wake of the Robert Hanssen spy case, according to senior bureau officials.
Spy led search for U.S. subversives
July 29, 2001
At the same time he was selling U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union, former FBI special agent Robert Philip Hanssen was a key supervisor in a 1980s domestic-spying program questioning the loyalty of U.S. citizens and monitoring their activities, newly obtained FBI documents show.
Regulators order Chicago thrift closed
Firm, which specialized in high-risk lending, will cost FDIC $500 million
July 29, 2001
A Chicago-area thrift closed Friday by federal regulators specialized in high-risk consumer lending, a fast-growing business that also brought big losses to two other institutions in recent years.
Merchants seek to control crowded Westport streets
July 29, 2001
Business owners in the Westport entertainment district have asked the city to vacate its rights to two streets so that merchants can control who comes into the normally crowded area.
Washburn to play host to conference on Aging
July 29, 2001
The Sunflower Summer Conference on Aging will be held Aug. 7-9 in the Henderson Learning Resources Center at Washburn University. The conference will provide a series of full-day and half-day continuing education workshops on a variety of topics related to aging and long-term care.
Tech school’s credits investigated
July 29, 2001
The state attorney general’s office is investigating allegations that a struggling technical college promised students more than it could deliver. Some students at Topeka Technical College said the college assured them their credits would transfer to a four-year university, but they have since learned the credits aren’t accepted by many schools.
Arkansas resident turns 119 next month
July 29, 2001
When Mary Thompson was 112, she switched nursing homes to be near a gentleman friend. Next month, the whiskey-sipping woman turns 119. Thompson, the daughter of former slaves, would be recognized as the world’s oldest living person if she only had a birth certificate. Social Security records show that she was born on Aug. 2, 1882, in Shelby, Miss.
Cincinnati’s response to latest police shooting no repeat performance
July 29, 2001
Police and black leaders said they were grateful Saturday that the shooting of a black man by an officer has not sparked riots like those that scarred the city after another shooting in April.
Students pulling up stakes all over town
July 29, 2001
By Mindie Paget “One … two … three!” A gush of cold water rushes out the first-floor window of an Ohio Street house and onto Keri-Ann Colletti’s nylon pants and bare feet. “Push! Push! Push!” she yells.
Exposure widening to toxic metal
Companies not warning workers about hazards of beryllium, report says
July 29, 2001
Companies whose workers handle the toxic metal beryllium often fail to warn workers about the hazards of exposure to the metal, putting them at risk of an often fatal lung disease, a newspaper reported.
Policies not always in plans for Kansas couples
July 29, 2001
By Mark Fagan Robert Nuccio can’t remember ever writing a wedding-insurance policy in Lawrence, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened. “If there’s tornadoes in Kansas, the phones start ringing,” said Nuccio, president of R.V. Nuccio & Associates in Fawnskin, Calif., which administers the “Weddingsurance” program for Fireman’s Fund.
Prison chief written up for contraband in car
July 29, 2001
State Corrections Director Bill Slaughter is praising guards for intercepting contraband a weapon and liquor that was headed into a state prison. He has apologized as well: The forbidden items were in his car.
N.J. couple file lawsuit for Pop-Tart house fire
July 29, 2001
The next burning issue in the courtrooms of America may be a breakfast food left in the toaster too long. A New Jersey couple is suing the Kellogg Co. for $100,000 over a house fire they say was caused by a flaming Pop-Tart.
Waitress’ suit seeks Toyota, not toy Yoda
Former server sues Hooters for breach of contract
July 29, 2001
Oh, what a feeling. Toy Yoda!A former Hooters waitress has sued the restaurant where she worked, saying she was promised a new Toyota for winning a beer sales contest. Instead, she said, she won a new toy Yoda the little green guy from the “Star Wars” movies.
Lawrence resident to meet long-lost sister after 70 years
July 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Walter Jackson never knew the three women whose photos he carried in his wallet. At age 3, he was taken away from the women his mother and sisters and placed in an orphanage. He was adopted and never heard from his biological family again. Now, more than 70 years later, Jackson has tracked down his last remaining sister, and the siblings have some catching up to do. Jackson, 74, and his wife, Lois, are traveling today to Versailles, Ky., with their daughters, fellow Lawrence residents Carrie Neighbors and Nancy Winchester.
Reformers look to get back on track
July 29, 2001
Just when folks thought they had seen the last of the Reform Party, remnants of the beleaguered outsiders met here this weekend to attempt resuscitation as the only “America first” party, focusing on tough new anti-immigration and trade positions.
Texas angler pockets $100,500 at Arkansas big bass tournament
July 29, 2001
James Quillman won $100,500 in an Arkansas big bass tournament last weekend. Quillman, of Plano, Texas, is a veteran angler and a native of Greenwood, Ark. He’s fished in tournaments before, but his biggest previous tournament prize was $160.
Melvern Pond isn’t Walden, but it’s close
July 29, 2001
By Ned Kehde Summer weekends at the big lakes in these parts can be an agonizing endeavor for the serious bass angler. Not only is the sun blinding and as hot as a butane flame, but around 11 a.m. a flotilla of jet skis and a cavalcade of recreational boaters begin to launch their lunacy.
Getting the scoop on the No. 2 business
July 29, 2001
Joseph Brito stepped into his calling at a friend’s barbecue last summer, after a toddler in a pink dress stepped in something else. Inspiration struck at the sight of dog droppings clinging to the little girl’s polished shoes. While the other adults blanched, Brito realized that he possessed the right stomach for tackling one of dog owners’ most dreaded chores.
Bush undercuts international goals
July 29, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Slamming a mule with a two-by-four gets the animal’s attention. But it can also get you a dead mule, or an enraged one. And there is no heavier piece of political lumber today than George W. Bush’s determined campaign to challenge the existing standards and procedures of international cooperation.
Cavalier attitude
July 29, 2001
Tip of the week
July 29, 2001
Wait until late summer before applying herbicides and fertilizers to the lawn. Herbicides can injure grass when temperatures are above 85 degrees, says the Maryland Home & Garden Information Center.
Roadside blooms
July 29, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Letting flowers and native grasses grow along Kansas highways has both aesthetic and economic advantages. What a great idea to let some Kansas wildflowers bloom along the state’s highways.
Paper route delivers more than news
July 29, 2001
Having a newspaper delivery route has put extra cash in the pockets of Greg Gonsior and Nick Judkins. It also has given the two boys from Minnesota something even more valuable: a work ethic that they say they will have for the rest of their lives. Greg and Nick and three other youths who deliver The Stillwater (Minn.) Gazette are featured in the documentary “Paperboys,” produced by Jack Spade Films.
Flip of a coin
July 29, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The Kansas design for the back of a U.S. quarter shouldn’t be decided with a coin toss, but it’s also not rocket science. It’s been interesting to see the new quarters that gradually are being put into circulation by the U.S. Mint. One at a time, each state is being commemorated on the back of the coin, and it is fun to see what part of their heritage each state chooses to highlight.
The return of Wagner’s ‘Ring’ cycle
Seattle’s new production promises fresh approach to old characters
July 29, 2001
Stephen Wadsworth hasn’t had a day off in weeks, and that may be good news for the first-place Seattle Mariners. The American stage director is in the final throes of overseeing the Seattle Opera’s new production of Richard Wagner’s four-part, 17-hour “Ring” cycle, which opens Aug. 5. Meanwhile, the Mariners got off to one of the best starts in major-league history, taking a 20-game lead in the American League West.
Desk accessories move from work to art
Decorative inkwells, paperweights and other items reflect owner’s interests
July 29, 2001
Desk accessories like paperweights, letter openers and inkwells are often made in unexpected shapes. A famous Scotch inkwell was made from a ram’s head with huge horns. The metal-trimmed head must have taken up half the space on a desktop. Manufacturers like Tiffany made desk sets of weblike metal set over colored glass.
Apes’ series has long history
July 29, 2001
Here is a list of “Planet of the Apes” movie and television productions.
Monkeying around with a sci-fi movie
Fox’s new $100 million ‘Planet of the Apes’ continues franchise
July 29, 2001
Sure, going ape sounds sane now. Greenlighting an updated version of “Planet of the Apes” is an easy call for a studio chief today, based on the success of its ancestor. In 1967, though, a movie mogul could fear it would make a monkey out of him. Richard D. Zanuck, the then youthful head of production at 20th Century Fox, received a request from publicist Arthur P. Jacobs for an appointment.
Taking the Lied
New director is already setting his sights on the future
July 29, 2001
By Jan Biles Tim Van Leer, the new executive director of the Lied Center, will finish his first month on the job Thursday. He’s jumped feet first into his work, and is learning about the culture of Lawrence and Kansas University and how it differs from that of El Camino College Center for the Arts in California, where he was last employed as executive director.
s football team will do next year?
July 29, 2001
How do you think KU’s football team will do next year?
Sound off on Band Day parade
July 29, 2001
With the change in the Kansas University football schedule, will there still be the traditional Band Day parade? Kickoff for the Kansas-Wyoming football game on Sept. 15 was moved from 6 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. for television purposes, prompting KU officials to cancel the morning parade. Some high school bands drive as many as five hours to reach Lawrence and that would require them to leave in the wee hours of Saturday morning after, in many cases, performing on Friday night. However, there will still be a mass performance by visiting high school bands at halftime of the KU-Wyoming game.
SUN School board agenda
July 29, 2001
Agenda * Receive comments from Board President Sue Morgan, Supt. Randy Weseman and the school board.
SUN School board background
July 29, 2001
The school district owns property that borders the proposed Wakarusa Drive. Several activity fields for Free State High School exist on that property. Extending Wakarusa Drive north of West Sixth Street is part of the city’s long-term transportation plan. City officials envision Wakarusa as a main artery, connecting Lawrence to the Farmer’s Turnpike north of Interstate 70.
SUN School board bottom line
July 29, 2001
The board will be asked to approve participation in a benefit district to finance the design and construction of Wakarusa Drive north of Overland Drive near Free State High School. The board will ask the city to waive the 25 percent “up front fee,” which would allow the district to finance 100 percent of its cost of Wakarusa Drive.
New Frances Wulfkuhle obituary
July 29, 2001
Frances Wulfkuhle Services for Frances Wulfkuhle, 99, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Stull United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Stull Cemetery.
Agate cutline
July 29, 2001
BASEBALL FANS LINE UP OUTSIDE OF SAFECO FIELD, home of the Seattle Mariners, hoping to get a free Ichiro Suzuki bobblehead doll upon entering the stadium Saturday. Dolls in the likeness of the Japanese baseball star were to be handed out to the first 20,000 fans, many of whom began lining up as early as midnight.
Hed here and here and here
July 29, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com Four Topeka men with pockets full of cash were arrested late Friday night just west of Lawrence on charges of robbing the Virginia Inn Motel, 2903 W. Sixth St.
Ned Kehde
July 29, 2001
Summer weekends at the big lakes in these parts can be an agonizing endeavor for the serious bass angler. Not only is the sun blinding and as hot as a butane flame, but around 11 a.m. a flotilla of jet skis and a cavalcade of recreational boaters begin to launch their lunacy.
Whitetail hunter ed
July 29, 2001
Advanced deer hunting education classes are scheduled Aug. 21 and Aug. 30 at the Leawood Community Center. Classes will run from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The sessions are intended for new or less experienced hunters who wish to improve their white-tailed deer hunting knowledge.
Bruce breakout
July 29, 2001
Tree-mendous plantings If you are thinking about planting new trees this fall, here is a partial listing of drought-tolerant trees. Once established, these trees have proved to be tough sturdy growers:
Bruce column
July 29, 2001
Even with the recent rains, soil conditions are rather dry in and around the Lawrence area. Additionally, many trees have damaged root systems from the drought last summer. The result is mature trees that are dead or dying. If your trees have leaves that are turning yellow and falling, or entire branches that have lost all of their leaves, there may be more bad news on the horizon — August.
Blotter
July 29, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SSG basketball - Woodberry
July 29, 2001
Former Kansas University basketball player Steve Woodberry thinks Jayhawk basketball fans are a well-behaved bunch. Sure, some of them might be a little blasé about the game when Kansas is beating some no-name school by 45 points. But anyone who doesn’t throw coins, batteries or other small, hard objects at him is fine in Woodberry’s book.
KU signee named tourney co-MVP
July 29, 2001
Kansas University signee Keith Langford and two Yugoslavian players were named co-MVPs of the Global Games late Saturday night. Langford, a 6-foot-5 guard from Crowley, Texas, scored 15 points to help Team USA/Texas spill Puerto Rico, 104-99, in Saturday’s bronze medal game at SMU’s Moody Coliseum. He was 5-of-8 from both the field and free throw line. Langford also had a team-high six rebounds.
Sinclair column for Sunday
July 29, 2001
Upon returning from the Big 12 Conference’s football media days this week, I figured I’d try something a little different this year. Instead of the traditional column about the size of media guides — individually they don’t look that big, but try lugging 12 of them bad boys through Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from Terminal A to Terminal C — I figured I would share the top 10 quotes of the weekend.
7-29 Kansas University sets final exam
July 29, 2001
Kansas University sets final exam Kansas University has announced the following final examination:
Births
July 29, 2001
Births: * Stan and Angela Skwarlo, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
7-30 Lions Sight Fair offers free vision, hearing and diabetes
July 29, 2001
Lions Sight Fair offers vision, hearing, diabetes tests
United Way accepting nonprofit organization grant applications
July 29, 2001
United Way accepting grant applications
Arts notes
July 29, 2001
Nelson-Atkins receives arts council grant Conference on murals kicks off Friday
KU signees played in Shrine Bowl
July 29, 2001
KU signees played in Shrine Bowl
Nation Briefs
July 29, 2001
ATLANTIC CITY: Expressway tunnel’s opening delayed again Alaska: Unpaid bond dividend dispute is settled Arizona: Desert beacons seen as potential life savers