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Mobile home destroyed; four injured in two-car accident
June 18, 2001
(Updated Monday at 5:16 p.m.) Douglas County authorities and firefighters were searching through debris from a fire that destroyed a mobile home Monday afternoon near the city of Lone Star. Meanwhile, at least four people were injured in a two-car accident about 2:15 p.m. just east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10.
World briefs
June 18, 2001
Shootings persist despite cease-fire Soldiers face trial for Chechnya killings
Audi places 1, 2 at Le Mans
June 18, 2001
A pair of Audi A8 cars took the top two spots in the Le Mans 24 Hours race over the weekend.
Lazier takes Radisson 200
June 18, 2001
Buddy Lazier cruised to an IRL victory in the IRL-Radisson 200 at Fountain, Colorado. He led for the final 43 laps, and held a ten-second lead when he crossed the finish line.
Report: Williams nixes extension
Red Sox manager doesn’t confirm offer extended by Duquette
June 18, 2001
Boston Red Sox manager Jimy Williams would not confirm Sunday that he turned down a one-year contract extension to manage the club, saying he was only interested in what happens with the team this season.
Raiders washed
June 18, 2001
Lawrence’s Raiders had their final game washed out at the College World Series American Legion tournament. The Raiders trailed Omaha Westside, 2-1, in the top of the fourth Sunday when rain and lightning hit. Eric Brown tripled for the Raiders, who travel to Blue Valley Northwest Tuesday. The Raiders, 9-6, went 0-4 at the tourney.
Glass third in Las Vegas
June 18, 2001
Lawrence bowler Bob Glass is in third place after the first round of qualifying of The Orleans Casino PBA Senior Open at Orelans Casino off the Las Vegas Strip. Steve Neff shot his 12th career 300 game and led the first round of qualifying Sunday. Neff, of Homosassa Springs, Fla., posted a 2,100, nine-game pinfall total for a tournament-leading 233.33 average. The three-time senior champion added a 277 score in game five after shooting his perfect mark three games earlier in the round.
Stanford’s Leland in town
Athletics director to evaluate KU
June 18, 2001
Stanford’s Ted Leland who has been hired to evaluate KU’s athletics department last week was honored as national athletics director of the year by both the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal.
Castroneves wins Grand Prix
Driver scales fence as ‘Spiderman’ in celebration of victory
June 18, 2001
Helio Castroneves is winning so much he’s beginning to perfect his fence-climbing technique.
Gluten plant might be sold
June 18, 2001
A gluten plant scheduled to be closed next month is the subject of inquiries from a potential buyer one that’s building a $30 million ethanol plant next door.
Commissioners eye state funding for traffic system
June 18, 2001
City commissioners may approve an application seeking state funding to install a computerized monitoring-and-control system for traffic signals on Iowa and Sixth streets. The computer system would monitor traffic and adjust the traffic signals to guide the flow along those streets. Cost for the Iowa Street system would be $271,000; the Sixth Street improvements would be $318,000. The state would pay 90 percent of the costs.
Police release suspect by mistake
June 18, 2001
A man who police said ran a stop sign in a stolen car, killing three women, duped police into thinking he was someone else and escaped custody Sunday. Anthony Rogers, 26, changed clothes and switched his identification bracelet with his nephew, who happened to be in police custody on unrelated charges when Rogers was brought in, said police spokeswoman Schron Jackson.
On the record
June 18, 2001
Area briefs
June 18, 2001
DeSoto schools, teachers reach deal Infant/Child CPR workshop scheduled Baldwin, Leavenworth receive federal funds Lightning safety campaign opens
Hospital refuses Indian baby’s surgery
June 18, 2001
The family of a 10-month-old Tahlequah, Okla., girl who has a large brain tumor said they would have been ushered out the door of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where they had taken the baby for surgery, if people in power hadn’t come to their rescue.
Tropical storm’s aftermath floods Pennsylvania
June 18, 2001
A week after causing $2 billion in damage in Houston, the remnants of Tropical Storm Allison flooded homes in southeastern Pennsylvania, blacked out thousands of electrical customers and chased firefighters up trees.
Outlaws drop doubleheader
Kansas City team rolls, 12-4, 11-8
June 18, 2001
By Doug Pacey Paul Houle had the kind of day every person who has ever played baseball has dreamed about. Well, his team did lose both games 12-4 and 11-8 of Sunday’s doubleheader against Kansas City McDonald’s at Free State High School, so maybe it wasn’t the stuff of a fairy tale or worthy of a trip to Disney World. You wouldn’t know, it, however, from the grin that was plastered across his face after the second game.
GOP yielding on patients’ bill of rights
June 18, 2001
The Senate’s top Republican said Sunday that he could support giving patients the right to sue an HMO or insurance company in state court, as sought by Democrats who now control the Senate and opposed by the Bush administration.
3 N.Y.C. firefighters killed
June 18, 2001
A five-alarm fire and explosions in a hardware store Sunday toppled the building’s roof and brick facade, killing three firefighters and injuring dozens of other people, authorities said. The blast injured more than 50 people, including firefighters, police officers and other rescue personnel. Two civilians suffered minor injuries.
Governor vetoes ban on executing mentally disabled
June 18, 2001
Just hours before a ban on the execution of mentally disabled criminals would have become law, Texas Gov. Rick Perry stepped in with a veto Sunday afternoon. The bill, aimed at softening Texas’ reputation as the nation’s most vigorous death-penalty state, would have given judges the power to decide the mental status of convicted killers.
Sites set on volunteers
June 18, 2001
According to the United Nations, this is the “International year of volunteers.” Volunteer work can be done in your spare time or can take up a few years of your life. Either way, the Web can steer you where your talents will be welcome.
Internet ads popping up all over
June 18, 2001
Death and taxes used to be the only guarantees, but now Internet advertising has joined the club. What started out as (comparatively) discreet, Band-Aid-sized banners on Web sites have become a free-for-all of pop-ups, pop-unders and ads that masquerade as Windows error messages or make rude and annoying noises.
What’s new
June 18, 2001
Study: Women use the Web to maintain relationships Garmin, BMW unite to offer ‘ultimate’ navigation gadget
The doctor is (plugged) in
D.C. physicians make leap to ‘paperless’ practice
June 18, 2001
In a four-minute gap between patients, physician Catherine Picken stands in a hallway to catch up on some “paperwork.” With a few keystrokes and a point of her stylus on her notebook-sized computer, she transmits a patient report to a referring physician, checks for phone messages, OKs two prescription refills, attaches a reminder to a patient’s electronic medical chart and fields a question from her office manager about when she wants to go on vacation.
Woods’ winning streak ends
June 18, 2001
A remarkable string of golf came to a close for Tiger Woods on a steamy Sunday afternoon when he failed to mount the miraculous comeback that both he and his fans somehow expected in the U.S. Open.
Gogel earns exemption, finishes 12th
June 18, 2001
Former Kansas University golfer Matt Gogel tied for 12th at the U.S. Open. His clutch 12-foot putt for birdie Sunday on No. 18 assured him a tie with Tiger Woods, Michael Allen and Sergio Garcia and made him an extra $16,000.
Baseball briefs
June 18, 2001
White Sox’s Wells tired of trade talk Irabu to miss next start Cubs demote Smith Padres make moves; pitching coach resigns
Rockies run table
Colorado completes sweep, 4-3
June 18, 2001
Two homers, two errors, one unprecedented sweep. Colorado didn’t have to play its best to run the table against the major leagues’ worst home team.
Seedings may spark boycott
June 18, 2001
With the chance that even slight tinkering could spark a boycott, Wimbledon officials meet today to decide how to assign more seedings than ever before and still satisfy the world’s top players. They will sit down to examine the new tennis rankings and debate how much they should shuffle them to reflect the ability of players on fast grass courts.
Brewers snap KC’s five-game win streak
Stein ties American League record with eight consecutive strikeouts in defeat
June 18, 2001
Blake Stein’s record-setting strikeout effort wasn’t enough for the Kansas City Royals. Richie Sexson and Henry Blanco homered, and Ronnie Belliard had a two-run double as the Milwaukee Brewers overcame Stein’s eight straight strikeouts to beat the Royals 5-2 Sunday and snap their season-high five-game winning streak.
Richard Verhage
June 18, 2001
Services for Richard John Verhage, 95, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tonganoxie Christian Church. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Russian missile reduction threatened by U.S plan
June 18, 2001
If efforts by the United States to build missile defenses lead Russia to stop reducing its long-range missiles, Moscow could end up in 2010 with 3,500 strategic warheads, three times the number now projected for the end of the decade, according to the directors of a new study of Russian nuclear weapons.
Another low price - $1.39 per gallon
June 18, 2001
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.399 a gallon at the Conoco stations at 23rd and Harper streets and 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue, and the Miller Mart at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Friends and neighbors
June 18, 2001
Mental health clinic celebrates last graduation on Topeka campus
June 18, 2001
The last Topeka class has graduated from Menninger, the famed mental health clinic credited with transforming the field of psychiatry.
Skydiver’s accident shocks friends
June 18, 2001
Geoffrey Peggs had done this more than 250 times before.
Justice or vengeance?
June 18, 2001
Recycling advocate
June 18, 2001
A buzz, silence, boom!
June 18, 2001
J-W Editorials By 1944, buzz bombs were not high on the anxiety priority list for gallant Britons.
Briefly
June 18, 2001
Kansas University: English department awards professorships The first four Esther Conger Gabel and M. Wren Gabel English professors have been named by Kansas University. The Gabels, KU graduates in the early 1930s, donated money to create the three-year, rotating professor positions. They live in Rochester, N.Y. The four professors are: Giselle Anatol, an assistant professor who specializes in African-American and Caribbean literature. David Bergeron, a professor who specializes in English Renaissance subjects such as Shakespeare and King James. Amy Devitt, a professor who specializes in composition and rhetoric. Paul Stephen Lim, a playwright who has developed the English Alternative Theatre, the only play-producing organization in a U.S. university English department. ___________________ Health initiatives: Local organizations win recognition grants Five Douglas County organizations have been awarded recognition grants from the Kansas Health Foundation. The grants, given twice a year, are designed to promote activities that improve children’s health. This spring, the foundation chose these organizations: Douglas County Dental Clinic $12,000 to support an effort to make dental care available to those in need in Douglas County. Headquarters Inc. $13,640 to support a 24-hour suicide prevention hot line for Kansans in need. Kansas Advocates for Better Care $25,000 to provide information about nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Kansas University $25,000 to provide training for educators and parents to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children. USD 497/Lawrence High School $1,000 to support drug- and alcohol-free activities. ___________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.399 a gallon at the Conoco stations at 23rd and Harper streets and 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue, and the Miller Mart at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name of the business, the address and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board with your gas price information.
I Love Lucy’ festival has some ‘splaining’ to do
June 18, 2001
For years, fans of “I Love Lucy” have had to content themselves with reruns of the black-and-white sitcom that captured the American imagination when it first aired in the 1950s.
Lara Croft’ battles into box office lead
June 18, 2001
The high score for the weekend belongs to Lara Croft. Her tally: $48.2 million. That was the weekend take for Angelina Jolie’s “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” which opened at No. 1 with the best box-office debut ever for a movie based on a video game.
Costa Rica slaying opens another family’s wound
Parent of murder victim says there’s a ‘dangerous, out-of-control element’ in Central American nation
June 18, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess An Ann Arbor, Mich., father knows all too well what the family of slain Kansas University student Shannon Martin must be going through. In March 2000, Charles Eagen’s daughter and a friend were shot to death during a trip to Costa Rica. “I cried when I found out about Shannon,” Eagen said last week. “The same damn things were coming out, about how safe Costa Rica is. I got furious inside; I just couldn’t go through it again.”
President satisfied with talks in Europe
Six-day summit gets mixed reviews
June 18, 2001
Slumped in an antique chair, his arms and legs askew, a weary President Bush puffed his cheeks and sighed, then declared, “Mission accomplished.” He had just completed a 45-minute news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Slovenia’s Brdo Palace, the last act of an arduous five-nation, six-day European trip. The reviews were mixed, but this tired traveler was seeing only the bright side.
Widows, widowers face challenges
Financial planning important for Baby Boomers, experts say
June 18, 2001
A week after celebrating her son’s wedding, Polly Starnes was overwhelmed with grief when her husband died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack. Her pain was exacerbated by the financial decisions she faced. “The bills are coming at you,” said Starnes, 52, a Lynchburg, Va., counselor, as she recalled the weeks following her husband’s death last year. “It was really very, very stressful because I’d never had to deal with finances before. That was my husband’s responsibility.”
Health Care Access offers chiropractic care class
June 18, 2001
Chiropractic class offered A free class on chiropractic care will be 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at Health Care Access, 1920 Moodie Road.
World briefs
June 18, 2001
Balloonist’s latest try can’t get off the groun Sharon rejects plan for Arafat meeting Rebels release 14 hostages Work agreement allows bakeries to reopen
Aspiring doctor has walked a mile in patients’ shoes
June 18, 2001
To Jennifer Miller, medical school never has been about just mastering anatomy and biochemistry or recognizing classic symptoms. It’s about the everyday people behind the medical histories and lab reports. It’s about improving quality of life. Miller, a 1992 graduate of DeSoto High School, is all too familiar with the questions life poses as a person strives to achieve a dream. Her three years at Kansas University School of Medicine have included everything from debilitating injuries, to financial and emotional hardships. Yet Miller has never lost sight of her goal of making important changes in the delivery of health care, however many challenges she has had to face along the way.
Aspiring musicians embrace online stage
Artists parlay Internet popularity into major-label recording contracts
June 18, 2001
Brooke Allison was just another struggling singer trying to get a record deal when she got her big break via the Internet. “A friend of mine, she made me a site and also put me up on the MP3 site,” recalls the 14-year-old singer, whose first single, “The Kiss Off (Goodbye),” has cracked Billboard’s Top 40 sales chart.
Mickelson fails again in bid for major
Final-round frustrations continue as PGA veteran fades from contention
June 18, 2001
The M word is taboo in the Mickelson home.
NL Central seals sweeps
Pirates, Cubs, Cardinals dominate over weekend
June 18, 2001
The Cleveland Indians chose a bad time to pick on the National League’s worst team.
Nation briefs
June 18, 2001
Missouri ticket wins Powerball Newlywed killed in plane crash Severance checks sent out in error Abandoned childrenfound in apartmen
Energy payment plan boosted
Congress likely to increase funds for utility bill assistance
June 18, 2001
Members of Congress, feeling heat from constituents over rising energy costs, are preparing to approve a big budget increase for a once-obscure federal program that helps the poor pay their utility bills.
Women’s deadly fixation on being thin
June 18, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe There was a poll in Fitness magazine that asked American women which they would prefer: (1) live to be 90 years old, or (2) lose 20 pounds permanently.
Woman’s affair with married man proved costly
June 18, 2001
Like a ‘Virgin’ controversy
Artist’s cyber-rendition of religious icon stirs passions
June 18, 2001
Alma Lopez still doesn’t get it.
Dixon, Force win out at NHRA Nationals
June 18, 2001
Here are the results from the NRHA Nationals held Sunday in Hebron, Ohio.
News briefs
June 18, 2001
Forest fire burns 12,000 acres Gay pastors suspended Mrs. Dole eyed for Senate U.S. captive feared dead
Libretto works as compromise
Toshiba’s latest laptop fits the bill for travelers, casual users
June 18, 2001
The perfect balance between convenience and size is probably impossible to strike in a laptop computer.
Camp memories revived
June 18, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate This past weekend, I went to my camp reunion. Camp Keeyumah was in business 25 years, from 1949 to 1974. (Official motto: “Send Us Your Child For Eight Weeks, and If We Don’t Send You Back Your Child, No Sweat, We’ll Send You Somebody Else’s.”) About 200 people showed up, ranging from their 40s to their 60s.
Brownback co-sponsors effort to bring peace to Sudan
June 18, 2001
Sen. Sam Brownback is leading the fight to bring an end to Sudan’s 18-year civil war. The Kansas Republican started the fight after witnessing atrocities committed by the country’s government on its people.
Summer of Mercy’ to return to Wichita
City, police brace for abortion protests
June 18, 2001
A national group is inviting people back to Wichita this summer for a second “Summer of Mercy” to fight abortion. “It is time to go back. This time we finish it,” says a message on the Web site of Operation Save America, which is organizing the “Summer of Mercy Renewal.”
State goes after child support
June 18, 2001
By Dave Ranney Two or three times a month, Marcie Martinez puts a legal notice in the Journal-World to let someone a father, usually know she hasn’t forgotten about past-due child support. There was such a notice in Sunday’s paper, letting former Lawrence resident Paul McCawley know he still owes $23,516.
Lynx end skid
Smith scores 40 in victory
June 18, 2001
Katie Smith scored a career-high and team-record 40 points as Minnesota beat Detroit 71-63 Sunday night.
Brown starts relaxing
Saturday night movie with family just what doctor ordered
June 18, 2001
Sixers coach Larry Brown thought he would be in Los Angeles preparing for Game Six of the NBA Finals.
Who is better? Shaq or Wilt?
O’Neal already has won as many championships as Hall of Famer Chamberlain
June 18, 2001
Their names are beginning to sidle up together on some pages of the record book, switching positions occasionally, challenging one another across different eras, trying to post up history as they do.
Briefcase
June 18, 2001
Time to reroof? Here are some tips County official offers acreage-report reminder
Upper middle class spoiling Medicare program
June 18, 2001
As the population ages, Medicaid spending on nursing homes easily could lurch out of control. That is, unless it’s limited to the people who really need it. Medicaid is supposedly for the poor. But increasingly, it’s being exploited by the well-to-do. Instead of buying nursing-home insurance or using their personal savings, they’re getting the government to cover their bills.
Canadians rule javelin for Kansas
Jayhawk seniors, coach hope to compete in world championships this summer
June 18, 2001
By Gary Bedore The top female javelin thrower in Canada attends Kansas University. Ditto the top male. “It’s pretty cool we’re from the same town same high school and we both are ranked No. 1,” said Scott Russell, like Andrea Bulat, a KU senior-to-be from F.J. Brennan High in Windsor, Ontario.
Rudd ends 88-race drought
NASCAR driver wins for first time since 1998
June 18, 2001
Ricky Rudd figured because he was winning the race, something bad was bound to happen.
School plan?
June 18, 2001
Freedom To Farm’ has changed state’s agricultural landscape
June 18, 2001
Kansas farmers once embraced the 1996 farm bill with its tantalizing promise of planting flexibility. At last, growers figured they would be able to put in the crops best suited for the markets and their own land rather than farm the government programs with the same old commodities.
Horoscopes
June 18, 2001
Schools consider local tax options to augment funds
June 18, 2001
Get out the checkbook. The price of educating the state’s 450,000 public school children is likely to increase.
Meltdown on 18
Brooks, Goosen to finish U.S. Open in playoff today
June 18, 2001
Twelve feet, two putts. That’s all that stood between Retief Goosen and his first U.S. Open title, as easy as a quarterback taking a knee.
Time builds Ford’s stature
June 18, 2001
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News For the 14th straight year, former President Gerald Ford was in town last week to present two reporting awards set up in his name. As usual he had some straightforward comments about the political scene.
People
June 18, 2001
More trouble for Tommy Lee Songs in the key of graduation Calling all housewives Rock pioneer hospitalized
Chelsea Clinton celebrates graduation from Stanford
June 18, 2001
With her parents waving and blowing kisses from the stands, an exuberant Chelsea Clinton graduated from Stanford University on Sunday and prepared to leave its protective confines.
The Mag: KC Gay Film Fest box
June 18, 2001
What: “All Over the Guy” at the 2001 Kansas City Gay and Lesbian Film Festival When: 7:30 p.m. July 5; Film Festival runs June 22-July 5
Taxpayers being lobbied to donate tax refunds
June 18, 2001
Five weeks before tax rebate checks are in the mail, taxpayers are being lobbied to give them away.