Archive for Saturday, June 23, 2001

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World’s largest steam locomotive chugs through Linwood
June 23, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 12:00 a.m.) See Mike Yoder’s video of the world’s largest operating steam locomotive, Challenger No. 3985, passing over the Stranger Creek Bridge Saturday morning in Linwood.
Central Junior High School Honors
June 23, 2001
Last minute rate case filings
June 23, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Western Resources’ top five executives could make about $15 million in severance pay if the company sells its KPL and KGE electric utilities, according to documents filed Friday by Western.
Business briefcase for Saturday
June 23, 2001
Shares of Boeing drop after show, analyst’s report
City reflects new Russia
June 23, 2001
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News Peter the Great would be pleased. The capital he built nearly 300 years ago in the marshes along the Neva River has become the European city he hoped it would be.
Vintage cars race through Lawrence
June 23, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Hundreds of residents Friday lined the Capitol steps in Topeka to catch a glimpse of 120 vintage automobiles file into town. The procession turned heads in Lawrence, too, as the cars made their way from Kansas City, Mo., to Topeka, and then on to Salina. The restored cruisers, all built before 1960, are participating in the History Channel’s 19th-annual transcontinental Great Race.
Town advised to boil water
June 23, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Several Ozawkie residents noticed Wednesday night that their water looked a little funny. In response, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a health advisory for the city Thursday afternoon, urging residents to boil water before drinking it. Flood water may have seeped into the city’s water supply and officials are testing it for harmful bacteria.
6Sports report: Jayhawk track and field
June 23, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks competing at track and field events.
Politicians receive poor grades
State teachers union berates lawmakers’ education performance
June 23, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The state teachers union has issued a report card on Kansas legislators, blasting most, including leaders in both chambers, for weak support of public education during this year’s session. The only high-scoring Lawrence legislator was Sen. Sandy Praeger, a Republican. Rep. Ralph Tanner, a Baldwin Republican and chairman of the House Education Committee, got the Kansas National Education Assn.’s equivalent of an “F.”
Compromise near on patients bill of rights
June 23, 2001
Potentially eliminating one of the stumbling blocks to a sweeping patients rights bill, U.S. Senate Democrats signaled Friday that they are prepared to support a Republican amendment that would give employers greater protection from liability over their health plans.
Friends and neighbors
June 23, 2001
Jordan not ribbing about comeback
June 23, 2001
It was after 8 p.m. Thursday in Washington when Michael Jordan returned the call from his Wizards office. He was working late. “My neck’s on the guillotine with this first pick,” he said, “and I’m so indecisive.”
Raiders fall to Ponca City
Three unearned runs in seventh send Lawrence to 5-2 loss
June 23, 2001
By Levi Chronister Lawrence’s Raiders have no one to blame but themselves. Tied 2-2 with Ponca City, Okla., on Friday, the 18-and-under American Legion baseball team committed two errors and allowed three unearned runs in the top of the seventh inning to lose its second-round game of the Al Ice Memorial Woodbat Classic, 5-2.
KU football to benefit from TV time
June 23, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Can you imagine a Cincinnati Bengals-Cleveland Browns game on Monday Night Football? How about a televised NBA clash between the L.A. Clippers and Chicago Bulls? Or a Royals-Tigers baseball game on ESPN?
Braves send Rocker to Cleveland
Atlanta acquires relievers Karsay, Reed from Indians
June 23, 2001
John Rocker’s stormy stay with the Atlanta Braves abruptly ended Friday when the reliever was traded to the Cleveland Indians in a four-player deal. The Braves received relievers Steve Karsay and Steve Reed and cash for Rocker and minor league third baseman Troy Cameron.
On the record
June 23, 2001
Around and About
June 23, 2001
Government violated bankruptcy law, court rules
June 23, 2001
The government should not have revoked wireless licenses from a company that went bankrupt, a federal appeals court has ruled, throwing into doubt the results of a recent auction that raised $17 billion for the Treasury.
People
June 23, 2001
Clinton mulls book offers Actor recounts classic scenes Poitier proud of Bahama heritage Fans aren’t the ‘Weakest Link’
Long-stalled South Lawrence Trafficway faces more delays
June 23, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. It is difficult to predict the eventual outcome of the long-stalled South Lawrence Trafficway project. At times, it seems there is reason to believe the project is back on track only to have something else emerge as a roadblock.
Briefly
June 23, 2001
Steam locomotive to pass through town The Great Overland Station will offer excursions on the steam locomotive Challenger today from Kansas City, Kan. The ride starts at 7 a.m. at the Great Overland Station, 701 N. Kansas Ave. Passengers will be bused to Kansas City to board the Challenger. The train will pass through Kansas City, Kan., Edwardsville, Bonner Springs, Lawrence, Williamstown, Perry and Grantville before arriving at 11:30 a.m. at the Topeka station. Coach seating is $125, and dome seating is $200; both include donations for the upkeep of the train. Tickets can be purchased by calling the station office at (785) 232-5533. __________________________ Courts: Trial date set in murder case A man charged with attempted first-degree murder after an East Lawrence shooting will be tried at 9 a.m. Oct. 10 before Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy. John McGautha was freed from jail in December while questions were resolved about his right to speedy trial. Appearing before Murphy Friday, he again waived that right. McGautha, 18, disappeared after his release and failed to show for subsequent hearings. He was arrested in May in Omaha, Neb. He is accused of shooting Allen Toshavik on June 17, 2000. McGautha’s brother, Ronnell McGautha, is charged with aiding and abetting attempted first-degree murder in the same case. He also was freed, but he continues to elude police. John McGautha remains in the Douglas County Jail on $500,000 bond. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol discovers low gasoline prices The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.289 a gallon at Zarco 66, 1500 E. 23rd St. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name of the business, the address and the price. Or go to www.ljworld .com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board with your gas price information. __________________________ Caravan to protest U.S. embargo of Cuba A cross-country caravan to protest the 41-year-old U.S. embargo of Cuba will stop Sunday in Lawrence. A potluck dinner and rally will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. The 12th-annual caravan is organized by Pastors for Peace, a project of the Inter-religious Foundation for Community Organization. Organizers plan to deliver 50 tons of aid, including solar panels, batteries, and fluorescent lamps, along with medicine and other humanitarian needs. Eleven routes started June 16 and will convene June 29 in San Antonio. From there, the caravan will travel to Mexico and load the donated goods on a freighter for Cuba. The featured speaker at the Lawrence potluck and rally will be Lisa Valanti, president of U.S.-Cuba Sister Cities Assn., and national co-chair of the Cuba Action Committee. __________________________ Armed robber holds up store A man armed with a handgun Thursday night robbed Prestige Food Mart, 3300 W. Sixth St. A suspect entered the store about 11:20 p.m. and confronted the 21-year-old male clerk, Lawrence police said. The robber demanded money and grabbed cash out of an open cash drawer, police said. He then left the store and fled east on foot, the clerk told police. Police said they did not know how the suspect left the scene, but shortly after officers arrived to investigate they pursued a car driving through the area with its lights off, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. An officer saw the driver throw a bag of marijuana out of the car window, Pattrick said. After a short pursuit, the car was stopped in the 500 block of Frontier Road. A 29-year-old Lawrence man was taken into custody, but police determined he was not the robber, Pattrick said.
Nation Briefs
June 23, 2001
ATLANTA: Judge won’t hold up disputed lottery jackpot New York: Seneca Indian remains turned over for burial New Jersey: Special prosecutor request denied
(breakout box) Flood insurance
June 23, 2001
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Long-stalled South Lawrence Trafficway faces more delays
June 23, 2001
It is difficult to predict the eventual outcome of the long-stalled South Lawrence Trafficway project. At times, it seems there is reason to believe the project is back on track only to have something else emerge as a roadblock. The project is becoming more costly every day, the need for a bypass becomes greater month by month, and the anger, frustration and delays have strained or damaged the relationship of many in the Lawrence community with Haskell Indian Nations University.
Kansas, Tulsa to meet in KC
June 23, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, as usual, will play one game in Kansas City’s Kemper Arena next season.
Greenfield tackles pithy issues
No ‘Dodgeball’ stories or wisecracks found in CNN discussion show
June 23, 2001
“No Yelling, No Selling.” That’s one way to put it. Or how about “Conversation Without the Con”? There are many variations on the Big Idea behind Jeff Greenfield’s new showcase for ideas large and small.
Students with disabilities gather for leadership forum
June 23, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Josh Kamerick says the first-ever Kansas Youth Leadership Forum for High School Students with Disabilities has been a huge success. Kamerick, a Free State High School senior with a learning disability, is one of 33 high school students from across Kansas who are at Kansas University for the conference, which started Tuesday and runs through today.
World Briefs
June 23, 2001
Togo: Wayward refugee ship sends distress call India: Dozens killed when train plunges into river Macedonia: Government attack ends fragile cease-fire Bangladesh: Monsoon flooding strands 100,000 people
Funding priorities recommended to modernize U.S. forces
June 23, 2001
A study requested by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld recommends spending an extra $35 billion over six years to expand the fleet of Air Force C-17 transport planes and accelerate development of a new generation of Army vehicles and unmanned spy planes.
Western executives stand to profit from sale, filing says
June 23, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Western Resources’ top five executives could make about $15 million in severance pay if the company sells its KPL and KGE electric utilities, according to documents filed Friday by Western.
Military News
June 23, 2001
Cadet Brian Miller graduated June 2 from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. He concentrated his studies in mechanical engineering. He will attend Officer Basic Course at Fort Rucker, Ala. Miller is a 1997 Lawrence High School graduate, and the son of James Miller and Pamela Hardie, both of Lawrence.
Ex-Jayhawk Tate 6th in track heat
June 23, 2001
Former Kansas University distance runner Andy Tate placed sixth in his heat in the 3,000 steeplechase preliminaries Friday at the USA Track and Field Championships. Tate finished in 8:40.95 and advances to the finals.
Scouting News
June 23, 2001
Central Junior High School Honor Roll
June 23, 2001
Central Junior High School announces students who made honors during the 2001 spring semester. Students who made the Principal’s Honor Roll earned a 3.5 to 4.0 grade point average. Students who made the Mustang Honor Roll received a 3.0 to 3.49 GPA. Principal’s Honor Roll
Breakout for Fiesta Mexicana
June 23, 2001
Today’s events at the Fiesta Mexicana, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky.: l Authentic Mexican food sold, 6-10 p.m.
How well do you think the Royals will do next year?
June 23, 2001
How well do you think the Royals will do next year?
Bush shouldn’t trust Putin too quickly
June 23, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group The president’s European trip is over, everyone’s comfortably back home, but I find myself unable to quit wondering just what it is that George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin saw in each other’s eyes in that castle in Slovenia.
Barney Frank always worth listening to
June 23, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate I have liked Barney Frank for over 30 years. There may be somebody in the Congress who is smarter than Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. There may be somebody in the Congress who is funnier.
Switch planned for interleague play
Preliminary schedule pairs AL Central teams with NL East
June 23, 2001
Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees renew an old rivalry at Dodger Stadium. A-Rod gets his whacks at Wrigley Field. Todd Helton takes aim at the Green Monster. It’s all in the plans for next season.
Stocks tumble on Merck warning
Indexes end week flat
June 23, 2001
An earnings warning from Merck sent stocks sliding Friday as Wall Street got another demonstration of how weak the business environment remains. The news was a reminder that even sectors considered to be less risky in a struggling economy, such as health care, still are vulnerable.
Motor voter’ problems documented
June 23, 2001
Half the states using the “motor voter” program which lets a voter sign up while renewing a driver’s license suffered serious glitches last election. In some cases, Americans were denied ballots, a government review found.
Kansas foster-care provider files bankruptcy
June 23, 2001
By Dave Ranney Since 1997, when Gov. Bill Graves privatized child welfare services, critics have warned it would bankrupt the nonprofit contractors hired by the state. That prediction came true Friday, when United Methodist Youthville, a decades-old charity and one of the state’s major providers of foster-care services, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Wichita.
Cart-bound Martin misses cut at Dayton Open
June 23, 2001
Casey Martin’s bid to make his first cut since winning a Supreme Court decision that allows him to use a cart on the PGA Tour fell short Friday. The 29-year-old Martin shot a 71 and finished the second round of the Buy.com Tour’s Dayton Open at 1 under, 13 strokes behind leaders Todd Barranger and Rod Pampling.
Woods flirts with cut, plays into contention
After opening 4 over, Tiger rebounds; Garcia, Hoch share lead at rainy Buick Classic at 6 under
June 23, 2001
Tiger Woods made a long day of golf in the rain-delayed Buick Classic very interesting. In danger of missing the cut for the first time in 71 tournaments after an opening 4-over 75 on Friday morning, Woods shot a 66 in the second round to move into contention at 1 under.
Doherty’s fortunes dim, Roy’s rise
June 23, 2001
By Bill Mayer It all might not have happened if Roy Williams had left Kansas for the North Carolina basketball coaching job. He can do wondrous things. But I’d bet Roy’s increasingly thankful he stayed here while former assistant Matt Doherty inherited the UNC post.
West Junior High School Honor Roll
June 23, 2001
West Junior High School announces students who made honors during the 2001 spring semester. Ninth grade
Saturday Woodling column
June 23, 2001
Can you imagine a Cincinnati Bengals-Cleveland Browns game on Monday Night Football? How about a televised NBA clash between the L.A. Clippers and Chicago Bulls? Or a Royals-Tigers baseball game on ESPN?
Southwest Junior High School Honor Roll
June 23, 2001
Southwest Junior High School announces students who made honors during the 2001 spring semester. Students who made the Honor Roll earned at least a 3.2 grade point average with no semester grade lower than a C. Students who made the Principal’s List earned at least a 3.8 GPA with no semester grade lower than a B. Seventh grade
Raiders
June 23, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Lawrence’s Raiders have no one to blame but themselves.
Nation Briefs
June 23, 2001
Kentucky: Judge orders Commandments taken off public buildings California: Angry parents kidnap school superintendent Cincinnati: After lengthy strike, Comair pilots approve new contract Texas: Restaurant won’t be cited for serving Bush girls
Breakout for Ozawkie water
June 23, 2001
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment offers Ozawkie residents under the boil-water advisory the following suggestions: l Boil water vigorously for one minute prior to using for drinking, diluting fruit juices and other food preparation.
Paper details mother’s account of slayings
June 23, 2001
The mother who allegedly drowned her five children one by one in a bathtub told police the oldest one tried to escape but she chased him through the house, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday.
Traffic fines to triple
Revenue from tickets expected to bolster ailing state budget
June 23, 2001
For those who like to drive too fast, the price for having a heavy foot is going to triple after July 1. But fatter fines aren’t limited to speeders. They will apply to scores of other traffic penalties ranging from improperly passing a school bus to driving over a fire hose.
Wyandotte County health department loses food inspection contract
June 23, 2001
The state has stripped the Wyandotte County health department of its contract to inspect food establishments after finding poor sanitation in nearly 80 percent of restaurants checked in an audit.
Democrats: Privacy notices confusing
June 23, 2001
The privacy notices going out to customers from banks and brokerages often are confusing and hard to read and may discourage people from exercising their rights, Democratic lawmakers are telling regulators.
Business Briefcase
June 23, 2001
Agriculture: Senator: Budget plan limits farm spending Study: Kansas City airport pumps $3.2 billion into economy AVIATION: Shares of Boeing dive after show, analyst’s report\ Media: Dow Jones & Co. plans more cost reductions
Mclouth Schools’ Honors
June 23, 2001
Anniversary
June 23, 2001
Brizendine
Southwest Junior High School Honors
June 23, 2001
Global trade ruling goes against U.S. tax credits plan
June 23, 2001
The World Trade Organization has ruled against the United States in an interim report on whether a U.S. export tax credit violates international trade rules. Kimberly Pinter, corporate finance and tax director at the National Association of Manufacturers, confirmed that the WTO had found that the tax breaks offered U.S. exporters still breached trade rules despite changes made last year to meet European objections.
Sara Lee settles tainted meat cases
June 23, 2001
Sara Lee Corp. pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Friday and agreed to pay $4.4 million for selling tainted meat blamed for at least 15 deaths and six miscarriages around the country in 1998.
Experimental treatment shows promise as diabetes ‘cure’
June 23, 2001
Robert Teskey began to dread going to sleep. The diabetes that had defined his life had become almost impossible to control, despite maximum insulin doses. The lawyer from Edmonton, Canada, had to set an alarm for the middle of the night, check his blood sugar and force himself to eat something
Saudi Arabia, Iran dispute indictment
June 23, 2001
Iran and Saudi Arabia, one America’s sworn enemy and the other a stalwart ally, criticized the United States on Friday for indicting 14 people in the 1996 bombing of a U.S. military barracks in the desert kingdom.
Secretary of aging says drug program ‘on track’
June 23, 2001
Secretary Connie Hubbell is trying to dispel the notion that the Department on Aging has delayed the start of a program to help senior citizens who face high prescription drug costs. But it’s still not going to start as scheduled.
Tanner earns LAME grade from KNEA, Praeger praised
June 23, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The state teacher’s union has issued a report card on Kansas legislators, blasting most, including leaders in both chambers, for weak support of public education during this year’s session.
Youthville files bankruptcy
June 23, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Since 1997, when Gov. Bill Graves privatized child welfare services, critics have warned it would bankrupt the nonprofit contractors hired by the state.
KHP Correction
June 23, 2001
The Kansas Highway Patrol misidentified a woman injured in a traffic accident Thursday on U.S. Highway 40 west of Lawrence. Her correct name is Megan Marie Kaba, 21. She was in fair condition Friday at Kansas University Medical Center.
Ex-Jayhawk Tate 6th in track heat
June 23, 2001
J-W Staff and Wire Reports Eugene, Ore. — Former Kansas University distance runner Andy Tate placed sixth in his heat in the 3,000 steeplechase preliminaries Friday at the USA Track and Field Championships. Tate finished in 8:40.95 and advances to the finals. The top three in each of two heats and the next eight fastest times advance. He grabs the next-to-last qualifying spot.
Ozawkie under boil order
June 23, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com Several Ozawkie residents noticed Wednesday night that their water looked a little funny.
Society calendar
June 23, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
6-23 rec calendar
June 23, 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.
Scouting News
June 23, 2001
Boy Scout Troop 55, chartered to the West Side Presbyterian Church of Lawrence, recently held a Stealth campout. The Scouts split into seven patrols and chose hidden campsites at Camp Bromelsick. The object of the campout was to keep each camp hidden while sending out hunters to determine the location of other patrol campsites. About 42 Scouts participated. The Scouts had to cook a meal over an open fire, which could have consequently served as a locator for their hidden campsite. A troop swim took place at 2 p.m. Two of the patrols found all six other campsites. Troop 55 also will be hosting a troop from Athens, Pa. The Pennsylvania troop will be traveling to Colorado for a camping trip.
Nation Briefs
June 23, 2001
Indiana: Miami Indian tribe denied recognition SAN FRANCISCO: Judge blocks plan for offshore oil drilling
Nation Briefs
June 23, 2001
MILWAUKEE: Police standoff ends with man’s suicide ATLANTA: Flu vaccine shortage expected next season WASHINGTON, D.C.: Cranberry growers seek price supports
Nation Briefs
June 23, 2001
BOSTON: Judge won’t block whale rescue attempt Florida: Hispanics file suit over name hyphens
Saturday Best Bets
June 23, 2001
JOE LOUIS WALKER AND THE BOSS TALKERS play tonight at Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
6-23 Cuba protest brief
June 23, 2001
AID PROJECT Caravan to protest
Youth sports
June 23, 2001
Youth Results Saturday at Johnson County 3&2
Corrections breakout
June 23, 2001
How Douglas County measures up The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department receives about $32,000 per year from the Kansas Department of Corrections for housing parole violators.
Blotter
June 23, 2001
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
McGautha trial set
June 23, 2001
COURTS Trial date set
McLouth Honor Roll
June 23, 2001
McLouth High School and McLouth Middle School announce students who earned honors during the fourth quarter. Students who made the Gold Honor Roll earned at least a 3.5 grade point average. Students listed on the Purple Honor Roll made a 3.0 to 3.49 GPA. Gold Honor Roll
Three generations of birthday girls
June 23, 2001
THREE GENERATIONS OF GRAMMER GIRLS, all from Lawrence, share May 12 as their birthday. This year, they celebrated at Dad Perry Park. They are, from left, Wilma Stone, Linda Wiggins and Victoria Elaine Grammer, who turned 1 year old. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For More Friends and Neighbors go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Perry-Lecompton Honor Roll
June 23, 2001
Perry-Lecompton High School announces students who made the Honor Roll during the 2001 spring semester. Seniors
4-H
June 23, 2001
Colin Hamel, vice president, called the June 11 meeting of the Four Leaf 4-H Clover Club to order at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Louis Hamel led the club in singing the “Four Leaf Clover Club Song.” Paula Aiken, club leader, reminded members that pre-entries for the county fair are due by June 30.
Anniversaries
June 23, 2001
Brizendine Larry and Barbara Brizendine will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Around About
June 23, 2001
Pittsburg State University has announced area residents who earned honor roll distinction during the 2001 spring semester. Those who received honors are Jay Hunt, Basehor; Junelle Woolery, DeSoto; Brianna Reeves, Shandi Reeves, Kyle Miller, Marian Daniels, Daniel Lenz, Jacob Montney, Lawrence; Ann Altenhofen, Linwood; Staci Braksick, Amy Pierce, Timothy Pierce, McLouth; Gregory McMullen, Shalaine Light, Adam McDougal, Osawatomie; Danica Robbins, Winston Mille, Fawn Mace, Kimberly Thompson, Bryan Mille, Ottawa; Jessica Lang, Overbrook; Patricia Cox, Pomona; Krista Meck, Tecumseh; and Jennifer Gibbens; Tonganoxie.
Eudora Middle School Honor Roll
June 23, 2001
Eudora Middle School announces students who earned honors during the 2001 spring semester. Students who made the A Honor Roll earned all As. Students listed on the High Honor Roll made at least a 3.67 GPA with no grades below C. Students who made the Regular Honor Roll earned at least a 3.0 GPA with no grades below C. A Honor Roll
s close
June 23, 2001
Dow Industrials —110.84, 10,604.59
Coverage concerns pour in after storms ––— Rain should trigger policy review, agent says
June 23, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com It happens every time the rains fall.
Births
June 23, 2001
* Mr. and Mrs. Stacey, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday. * Katrena and Barry Wells, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
Vintage cars race through town
June 23, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com Hundreds of residents Friday lined the Capitol steps in Topeka to catch a glimpse of 120 vintage automobiles file into town.
Ghghggh
June 23, 2001
It all might not have happened if Roy Williams had left Kansas for the North Carolina basketball coaching job. He can do wondrous things. But I’d bet Roy’s increasingly thankful he stayed here while former assistant Matt Doherty inherited the UNC post. Things have not gone well for Matt of late. Maybe Roy could have dodged some of the bullets, maybe not. I still think he’s better off at Kansas despite the disappointments of the past season, mainly the less-than-brilliant output by the senior class. And Williams’s future at KU looks a lot brighter than that of Doherty at Carolina.
Ethel Henderson obituary
June 23, 2001
Ethel Henderson Services for Ethel G. Henderson, 97, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Turon Cemetery, Turon.
Students with disabilities gather for leadership forum
June 23, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Josh Kamerick says the first-ever Kansas Youth Leadership Forum for High School Students with Disabilities has been a huge success.
commissioned Sheriff soundoff
June 23, 2001
Is the new sheriff still commissioned as a full-time police officer? When Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp was sworn in earlier this year, he said he had not been commissioned as a law enforcement officer since 1985. He said his certification lapsed after five years while he worked in the county’s district attorney office.
Saturday datebook
June 23, 2001
TODAY 6:30 a.m.: Lawrence Farmers Market, Vermont Street between 10th and 11th streets, 842-3883 or 838-4726.
City seeks homeless grant funds
June 23, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com The city of Lawrence is joining the effort to create a summertime homeless shelter.
Fiesta no siesta
June 23, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com The tamales ran out within an hour Friday, but that didn’t spoil opening night of the annual Fiesta Mexicana at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Vo-tech school?
June 23, 2001
4-H News
June 23, 2001
A dangerous gap
June 23, 2001
Journal-World Editorial America’s “allies” in NATO are not even close to meeting their commitment to the alliance. President George W. Bush has many issues on his plate related to Europe and one of them should be continued attention to the growing military gapbetween the United States and its so-called allies.
Wrong message
June 23, 2001
Gordon plays down Sears Point mastery
Points leader snares pole in quest for 4th straight win in Northern California
June 23, 2001
Coolly taking the pole for the Dodge-Save Mart 350, Jeff Gordon was trying hard not to appear too confident of a fourth straight victory at Sears Point Raceway. A win on the twisting track in Northern California’s wine country would give Gordon his seventh career road course victory, a Winston Cup record.
Defending champ Sprague claims pole
June 23, 2001
Defending champion Jack Sprague is back at the front of the field for the Memphis 200, taking the pole Friday for today’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. Sprague, who broke a 22-race victory drought two weeks ago in Texas, drove his Chevrolet Silverado around the 0.75-mile track at an average speed of 116.863 mph.
Castroneves leads qualifying for G.I. Joe’s 200
June 23, 2001
Helio Castroneves wasted little time separating himself from his Champ Car rivals, leading Friday’s practice session for the Freightliner/G.I. Joe’s 200. However, the Brazilian said he could have drawn more speed out of his Honda-powered Reynard if not for a rules change that is just beginning to show its effect.
Hakkinen fastest at European GP
June 23, 2001
Slump-ridden Mika Hakkinen, trying to build on a third-place finish his last time out, edged teammate David Coulthard in practice Friday for the European Grand Prix. Ralf Schumacher, who beat brother Michael two weeks ago to win the Canadian Grand Prix, again was faster than the three-time Formula One champion but his fast lap was about a second slower than the Mercedes-powered McLarens of Hakkinen and Coulthard.
Umpire Clark dismissed for improper use of plane tickets
June 23, 2001
Al Clark, a major league umpire since 1977, was terminated by the commissioner’s office this week for improperly using plane tickets in violation of his union’s contract, baseball officials said.
Coverage concerns pour in after storms
Rain should trigger policy review, agent says
June 23, 2001
By Mark Fagan It happens every time the rains fall. Streams rise. Streets flood. Basements leak. A garage floods. Then the phone rings. “We get a lot of questions about what’s covered and what’s not covered every time a storm blows in,” said Kermit Cottrell, an Allstate insurance agent in Lawrence. “I think most people are totally unaware that flood coverage or water protection of that sort is not included in their homeowners’ policy.”
Daily Ticker
June 23, 2001
Lord of the Dance’ isn’t tapped out
Michael Flatley makes tracks for Hollywood
June 23, 2001
The Lord of the Pants is back. Michael Flatley, whose come-hither glances and form-fitting leather pants turned Irish dancing from something done by little girls in green ruffled costumes into Las Vegas-style entertainment in “Lord of the Dance,” is back in a new “Feet of Flames” tour.
Grammer now highest-paid TV actor
June 23, 2001
“Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer will receive more than $1.6 million per episode in a deal that makes him the highest-salaried actor in television history, Daily Variety reported Friday. The deal, which is still not completed, would keep Grammer on the show as pompous Seattle psychologist Dr. Frasier Crane through 2004.
Perry-Lecompton High School Honors
June 23, 2001
Eudora Middle School Honors
June 23, 2001
N.Y. mulls cell phone-driving ban
June 23, 2001
New York would become the first state in the nation to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving under an agreement reached by top state leaders Thursday night. The measure would take effect Nov. 1, but for the first month violators would escape with a warning.
Military News
June 23, 2001
British teens convicted of toddler’s 1993 murder to be freed as adults
June 23, 2001
Fewer than nine years after they abducted and murdered a toddler in a crime that was among the more notorious in modern British history, 18-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables were ordered to be freed by Britain’s Parole Board Friday.
Northern Ireland riots intensify
June 23, 2001
Britain ordered more troops into Northern Ireland on Friday, beefing up its forces in anticipation of weeks of confrontations between militant Protestants and Catholics. The deteriorating security situation added to already grave pressures on Northern Ireland’s joint Catholic-Protestant administration, the centerpiece of the U.S.-mediated Good Friday peace accord of 1998.
Bands battle on ‘Cover Wars’
June 23, 2001
The old-fashioned battle of the bands gets a new makeover on “Cover Wars” (8:30 p.m. Saturday, VH1). David Letterman’s musical sidekick, Paul Shaffer, hosts.
PBS to add new family-oriented programs
June 23, 2001
“Dragon Tales” is airing 25 new episodes this month for children, and the PBS series also is offering a special on child-rearing for parents. The common ground is how to approach problem-solving, said Rita Weisskoff, “Dragon Tales” content director, who is responsible for developing its curriculum and educational goals.
Military spending boost sought
June 23, 2001
President Bush will ask Congress to boost defense spending by another $18.4 billion for next year, including extra money for military benefits and $600 million to accelerate development of missile defenses, a senior Pentagon official said Friday.
Donor disclosure measure hits a wall
June 23, 2001
A bill requiring presidential libraries to disclose their donors has run into trouble after being amended to require the same from charities named for or run by members of Congress. Rep. John Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., says he’s worried the amendment could kill his measure. “If they had left my bill in its limited form, I don’t think the opposition would have sprung up like it has,” he said.
Leona Johnson
June 23, 2001
Festival runs short on food, long on fun
June 23, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik The tamales ran out within an hour Friday, but that didn’t spoil opening night of the annual Fiesta Mexicana at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Hundreds of Lawrence residents continued to dance and throw confetti-filled eggs long after the food disappeared.
City seeks funding for summer shelter
Money from grant won’t be available until August, homeless coalition member says
June 23, 2001
By Joel Mathis The city of Lawrence is joining the effort to create a summertime homeless shelter. Tuesday, Lawrence city commissioners are expected to approve an application to the state seeking Emergency Shelter Grant Program funds.
Pay heed to the heat
Summer sun, humidity can pose health risk
June 23, 2001
By Jim Baker Kansans know firsthand the discomforts of hot summer days, like humid mornings when a walk from the parking lot to the office breaks a sweat. Or hot afternoon breezes that compound the high temperature to make the outdoors feel like a convection oven.
Exercise a must for weight loss
June 23, 2001
“If there is any real magic in the weight-loss equation,” writes Daniel Kosich, “it is probably exercise.” Kosich is the author of “Get Real: A Personal Guide to Real-Life Weight Management” (IDEA, $15.95). According to Kosich, the ideal fitness program for overweight people has three elements: cardiovascular activity, strength training and stretching.
Well Being
Moles need regular exams
June 23, 2001
It’s better to nip some diseases in the bud than treat them with drugs. You want to spot melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, before it’s taken root. So the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University suggest you examine moles regularly.
Keep bare skin out of rays’ way
June 23, 2001
By Kim Hall Now that summer is in full swing, doctors suggest playing it safe under the sun. Lee Bittenbender, a Lawrence dermatologist, said sun exposure can have several consequences. “Protecting your skin will help prevent damage, aging and skin cancers,” he said.
6Sports report: Basketball scholarships
June 23, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the number of available basketball scholarships. Roy Williams comments.
6Sports report: Danny Mannings status with the Utah Jazz
June 23, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Danny Mannings upcoming decision to either leave or stay with the Utah Jazz.
6Sports report: Al Ice Woodbat Classic
June 23, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Raiders standing during the Al Ice Woodbat Classic.
Hulce services
June 23, 2001
Threat against Americans in Mideast leads to pullout
June 23, 2001
In response to a threat against Americans in the Middle East, a Marine Corps training exercise in Jordan has been cut short and Navy ships have been ordered out of port in Bahrain, Pentagon officials said Friday.
2 Philippine hostages found beheaded by rebels
June 23, 2001
The beheaded bodies of two Filipinos who were kidnapped by Muslim rebels were discovered Saturday near the provincial capital in the southern Philippines, police said. The two men were captured earlier this month by Abu Sayyaf rebels from a coconut plantation where they were working, police Sgt. Abdul Jumahalid said.
Security makes U.S. rethink strategy
June 23, 2001
When truck bombs laid waste to two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998, Congress clamored for more guards, more walls, more armored vehicles and, above all, more money to protect U.S. outposts.
Gasoline prices: Pump patrol discovers low gasoline prices
June 23, 2001
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.289 a gallon at Zarco 66, 1500 E. 23rd St. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name of the business, the address and the price.
Montgomery wins sprint
June 23, 2001
Even without Maurice Greene and Marion Jones, America’s sprint corps showed its remarkable strength Friday night in the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
WNBA Roundup: Stiles leads Portland to OT victory over Sting
June 23, 2001
Jackie Stiles had 24 points and Sophia Witherspoon scored nine points in overtime as Portland beat Charlotte 66-62 Friday night. Witherspoon, who converted five free throws in overtime, finished with 12 points for the Fire (6-2). Kristin Folkl had two of her seven points and two of her six rebounds in the extra period.
Webb halfway to career Grand Slam
LPGA Championship leader calm, unemotional on way to 3-stroke edge
June 23, 2001
Karrie Webb closed out her best score in a major championship with a 4-foot birdie putt and a gentle fist pump, slightly more emotion that she showed earlier Friday when she was grinding to make par.
Nelson senior leader
June 23, 2001
They upped the purse, changed the date, made the greens a little faster and the rough a little thicker at the FleetBoston Classic to help the golfers prepare for next week’s U.S. Senior Open in nearby Salem.
Davenport rolls past Rubin
American reaches championship match in Wimbledon tuneup
June 23, 2001
Top-seeded Lindsay Davenport needed just 53 minutes to beat fellow American Chanda Rubin 6-1, 6-1 Friday and reach the Eastbourne grass-court tournament final. Spain’s Magui Serna won the second semifinal, outlasting Russia’s Elena Likhovtseva 5-7, 6-1, 7-5 in more than 2 hours.
Ethel Henderson
June 23, 2001
Yvonne M. Roles
June 23, 2001
Anita Stadler
June 23, 2001
Harold Carter
June 23, 2001
Newcomb services
June 23, 2001
Helen Homolka
June 23, 2001
Royals’ slide continues
Gonzalez’s historic homer dooms KC to fifth straight loss
June 23, 2001
Juan Gonzalez hit a go-ahead home run to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Gonzalez’s 18th homer of the season, a two-run shot off reliever Blake Stein that broke a 4-all tie in the seventh, was the 380th of his career. That gave Gonzalez the most homers by a Puerto Rico-born player, a record he had shared with Orlando Cepeda.
Kansas, Tulsa to meet in KC
June 23, 2001
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, as usual, will play one game in Kansas City’s Kemper Arena next season. The opponent? Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane played a game at Allen Fieldhouse last season. In two years, the Jayhawks will play a game at Tulsa to complete a 2-for-1 deal.
All-Star game ticket pricey
June 23, 2001
Tickets to the All-Star game purchased through agents are bringing more than $1,000 for box seats, nearly four times face value. And the best seats for the game July 10 would cost twice as much, one of them says.
McGwire record-ball owner not worried about Bonds
June 23, 2001
Comic book and toy tycoon Todd McFarlane is well aware that his $2.7 million investment in Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball might become worthless if Barry Bonds, above left, breaks the mark this season.
11-year-old’s run ends
June 23, 2001
Eleven-year-old Michelle Wie’s run at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship ended in the third round Friday, when she lost 1-up to Allison Johnson.
Hingis stalker wants out
June 23, 2001
A man serving a two-year jail term for stalking Martina Hingis asked a judge Friday to free him after learning that the prosecutor is now dating the tennis star. “Whoever thought this would develop in this case?” defense attorney Frank Abrams said. “This calls into question the integrity of the entire judicial process.”
Department of Corrections under fire for jail payments
June 23, 2001
Legislators and county officials are upset with how the Department of Corrections has handled a shortage of funds to pay for housing parole violators in jails. The department has told sheriffs across the state that it doesn’t have any more money in its current budget to make the payments and that it needs another $1.2 million through June 30, the end of the state’s 2001 fiscal year.
National League Roundup: Giants turn back Cards
McGwire rips seventh; Bonds remains at 38
June 23, 2001
Mark McGwire got the home run and Barry Bonds got the win. McGwire hit a two-run homer and St. Louis pitched around Bonds as the Cardinals lost, 10-5, to the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. Bonds, challenging McGwire’s record of 70 homers in 1998, went 0-for-2 with three walks, one intentional. He remained at 38 homers a record for before the All-Star break with 15 games to spare.
American League Roundup: Delgado powers Jays past Red Sox
Ninth-inning home run halts Boston’s four-game winning streak
June 23, 2001
The Boston Red Sox’s four-game winning streak was history with one swing of Carlos Delgado’s bat. Delgado drilled Boston reliever Pete Schourek’s first pitch of the ninth inning over the left-field wall Friday night to lead Toronto to a 4-3 victory. “In that situation early in the count, I’m looking for a pitch I can drive,” Delgado said. “I got a pitch out over the plate and I was able to drive it.”
Forbes magazine critical of Wittig’s reign at Western
June 23, 2001
Business mistakes and public relations blunders led to a fall from grace for the top executive at Western Resources Inc. and created problems for the company, an article in the new edition of Forbes magazine contends.
Gasoline prices: Pump patrol discovers low gasoline prices
June 23, 2001
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.289 a gallon at Zarco 66, 1500 E. 23rd St.
Club News
June 23, 2001
The Lawrence 99er Duplicate Bridge Club’s June 13 game used the Howell movement. The game was stratified and directed by Don Brennaman. Chuck Hedges and Yvonne Hedges placed first, followed by Julie Ward and Eldon Herd. Sara Jane Zimmerman and Don Brennaman placed third, followed by Betty Spalsbury and Glenna Herd.
Club News
June 23, 2001
Engagements
June 23, 2001
Spano-Wagner Dr. Richard and Penny Spano, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Ford Spano, to Eric James Wagner, both of Lawrence.
Engagements
June 23, 2001
Spano-Wagner Jones-Cave
Weddings
June 23, 2001
Ayler-Harris Jennifer Ayler, Eudora, and Scott Harris, Eudora, were married March 17, 2001, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora, with the Rev. David Rabe officiating.
West Junior High School Honors
June 23, 2001
Weddings
June 23, 2001
Ayler-Harris Riordan-Romero