Archive for Thursday, June 28, 2001

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Allen Bohl named as KU’s new athletics director
June 28, 2001
(Updated Friday at 11:15 a.m.) Allen Bohl, Fresno State University’s athletics director, was introduced Thursday as Kansas University’s new athletics director.
Hemenway gets 5.75 percent pay raise
June 28, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 3:49 p.m.) The Kansas Board of Regents today gave Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway a 5.75 percent payraise. The increase amounts to an $11,931 increase from $207,489 to $219,420. The regents gave all public university chiefs and the executive director of the board the same percentage increase.
Appeals court reverses Microsoft breakup
June 28, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 12:22 p.m.)A federal appeals court unanimously reversed the breakup of Microsoft on Thursday, ruling that the software giant violated antitrust laws but the trial judge engaged in “serious judicial misconduct” by making derogatory comments about the company.
TOP MUSIC
June 28, 2001
TOP MOVIES
June 28, 2001
National briefs
June 28, 2001
Boston: 1,800 tax checks missing Los Angeles: California condor chick dies
County Commission briefs
June 28, 2001
Hobbs memorial gets $5,000 from county Pavement markings contract approved
County commission briefs
June 28, 2001
Hobbs memorial gets $5,000 from county
Kansas welcomes Bohl
June 28, 2001
New Kansas University Athletics Director Allen Bohl greets the press at his first official conference as a Jayhawk.
6Sports report: Jacque Vaughn visits the KU basketball camp
June 28, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the KU basketball camp. Jacque Vaughn comments.
Friends and neighbors
June 28, 2001
Tourism industry mines for visitors
June 28, 2001
Aviation. The Western frontier. And, of course, “The Wizard of Oz.” They are assets for Kansas, and they just might be a potential gold mine for attracting tourists. That was the message from a travel and tourism consultant who is leading a conference this week.
Sprint’s failed merger lands company in court
June 28, 2001
A law firm has filed a second suit against Sprint Corp. over its failed merger with WorldCom Inc. The 64-page complaint was filed late Monday on behalf of Sprint shareholder New England Health Care Employees Pension Fund by Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach. The firm is one of the nation’s most prolific filers of securities fraud lawsuits.
Shareholders eye lawsuit over company’s stock drop
June 28, 2001
A Topeka lawyer has confirmed that some Western Resources Inc. shareholders are consulting attorneys about whether they can sue the company because its stock isn’t worth as much as it once was.
Winston Cup points leaders: Gordon increases lead
June 28, 2001
Not too long ago, Jeff Gordon and Dale Jarrett were neck and neck atop the Winston Cup points standings. Now, however, Gordon has opened up a 126-point lead on Jarrett after 16 of 36 races.
New trial ordered in alleged molesting
June 28, 2001
Prosecutors will get another chance to convict an admitted child molester whose first conviction was erased because of problems with jury instruction. Sedgwick County District Judge Gregory Waller ordered Tuesday that Scott Phillips stand trial July 9 on a new charge of criminal fondling: aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
Charges amended in alleged scheme by Baldwin resident to hire a hit-man
June 28, 2001
Federal prosecutors Wednesday amended charges against a Kansas man accused of trying to hire someone to kill his wife. Donald R. Roberts, 51, Baldwin, is now charged with two counts each of use of interstate telephone communications in furtherance of murder for hire, and two counts of causing interstate travel in furtherance of murder for hire.
Ottawa Wal-Mart drivers win trophy
June 28, 2001
A team of drivers from Wal-Mart Stores Ottawa Distribution Center won the grand champion trophy at the 2001 Blue Beacon-KMCA Professional Truck Driving Championships. The contest, June 22 and 23 in Salina, challenged the skills of 100 professional Kansas truck drivers. To enter, drivers had to be accident-free at least 12 months prior to competing. Drivers competed in 10 classes.
Regents approve budget increase
Funding proposal faces rocky road in Legislature
June 28, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday recommended state lawmakers next year approve an almost 11 percent increase in funding for higher education. The recommendation would increase state funding to public universities, community colleges and vocational-technical schools to nearly $900 million for fiscal year 2003, which starts July 1, 2002.
County holds off on making change in bankers
June 28, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Instead of spending $10,000 in early withdrawal penalties and new fees, Douglas County commissioners Wednesday decided to seek new contract bids to serve the county’s banking needs. The county was considering switching banks from Firstar Bank, Ninth and Massachusetts, to Intrust Bank, 901 Vt., because Firstar is dropping its Kansas state charter effective July 16.
6Sports report: A second pick up game at KU’s basketball camp
June 28, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the pick up game at the KU Basketball camp. The current Jayhawks defeated a team of former players.
6Sports report: KU still looking for a new AD
June 28, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the KU search for a new Athletics Director. Four finalists are in town for interviews.
Mary Bowers
June 28, 2001
Area briefs
June 28, 2001
Cows come home, but to wrong house Hidden disabilities to be discussed Seminar at KU studies Edith Wharton, Willa Cather Eudora school board to have special meeting
Missouri detention delays suspect’s return to Kansas
June 28, 2001
By Mike Belt In December, when Ronnell McGautha was released from the Douglas County Jail, computer checks didn’t reveal a warrant for his arrest in a drug case in Jackson County, Mo. Now that Missouri authorities have him, it could be some time before McGautha returns to Douglas County to face trial on charges involving a near-fatal shooting.
Local briefs
June 28, 2001
Lawrence among top spots, relocation Web site says Lawrence residents are living in one of the nation’s most desirable communities, according to an online relocation company. FindYourSpot.com selected Lawrence this week as one of its “Top Spots” to live, work or retire. The city was chosen for its vibrant cultural life and standout downtown. “Lawrence is too often known as just a college town, when in fact it has the diverse economy and high quality of life to be one of the best hometowns in the country,” said Brent Eskew, president of FindYourSpot.com. Alexa Marmon, above, last year found Lawrence’s South Park gazebo a perfect spot to enjoy the city’s offerings. As part of the honor, the Web company has compiled a report about Lawrence for prospective residents. The report, which calls the city “the cultural capital of Kansas,” can be viewed online at www.FindYourSpot.com/LawrenceKS. __________________________ Education: Quail Run teacher collects Milken Foundation award Physical education teacher Jeff McAdoo has been rewarded for his dedication to Lawrence children with a $25,000 check. McAdoo, who teaches at Quail Run School, was among 155 U.S. educators honored at a black-tie event Tuesday in Los Angeles sponsored by the Milken Family Foundation. Each teacher pocketed a $25,000 check. In October, McAdoo learned of the award at a surprise school assembly attended by 500 students and teachers. __________________________ Health: Boil advisory lifted for Ozawkie water users The boil water advisory for Ozawkie has been lifted. Samples taken Monday by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment indicated that the water is safe for cooking and drinking. KDHE staff and the city of Ozawkie have completed cleanup and testing associated with the advisory. The town had been under advisory since Thursday, when some residents noticed discolored tap water. __________________________ Moving around: City offers tips to ease relocation difficulties City officials say July and August are peak months for university students moving out of apartments and homes in Lawrence. The migration strains city services and temporarily clutters neighborhoods. To provide a smoother transition, city staff recommends: Not discarding usable items, including televisions, furniture, appliances and clothing. Those items can be shared with friends or given to thrift shops. Calling the city’s Solid Waste Division, 832-3032, to pick up bulky items that are being tossed, including couches and appliances. Calling the Lawrence Humane Society at 843-6835 for an appointment to put unwanted pets up for adoption. Transferring or terminating water service by calling 832-7878 or going online at www.lawrenceutilitybilling.org. More information is available online at the city’s Web site, www.lawrenceks.org. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.219 a gallon at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. 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.
New planners jump into fray
Plans for development in floodplain draw immediate response from newcomer
June 28, 2001
By Joel Mathis New members of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission wasted little time Wednesday night in making their presence felt. David Burress, Myles Schachter and John Haase took their place on the 10-member commission Wednesday. Their first act: joining a unanimous vote to make Commissioner Ron Durflinger the board’s chairman for the next year.
Losses mount in meter thefts
June 28, 2001
By Mike Belt Lawrence Police are stumped. Someone who apparently has a key or knows how to pick the locks on parking meters is beating city officials to the machines and pocketing their money. Another 81 meters had money stolen from them sometime early Sunday, police said Wednesday. Apart from the empty coin boxes, there was no evidence that the meters had been tampered with, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said.
Hospitals must disclose mistakes
June 28, 2001
Hospitals will be required to tell patients when they’ve been victims of medical errors under safety standards that take effect Sunday. The rule is the first of its kind from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nonprofit group that monitors nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide.
Mice bred to resist breast cancers
June 28, 2001
Scientists have created mice that are immune to some of the most common types of breast cancer, a development they say brings science a step closer to developing drugs to precisely block the spread of breast cancer in humans.
Blood tests a red flag for cholesterol treatment
June 28, 2001
Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in millions of people who have ordinary cholesterol levels but show signs of inflammation in the bloodstream, a study found.
Poll: Protect nation’s rivers
June 28, 2001
Americans support protecting the nation’s rivers, but lack a good understanding of how watersheds work, a poll for the National Geographic Society suggests. Protecting and conserving rivers was important for 98 percent of the respondents. But only 15 percent knew that the greatest source of river pollution comes from the actions of individuals.
World Court backs Germans’ claim over U.S. execution
June 28, 2001
The United States violated the rights of Germany and two of its citizens when it denied the condemned brothers access to their consulate before executing them in 1999 for murder, the World Court ruled Wednesday. The U.N. court also found that its order to the U.S. government to postpone the execution which was ignored by the state of Arizona was not merely a request but a legal obligation.
Pope urges unity in farewell to Ukraine
June 28, 2001
Pope John Paul II bid an emotional farewell to Ukraine on Wednesday, ending a visit during which he sought to foster religious and national unity in this former Soviet republic. “Unity and harmony. This is the secret of peace and the condition for true and stable social development,” the pope said in his farewell speech at the Lviv airport.
Elian fears TV cameras, father says
June 28, 2001
Elian Gonzalez has adjusted well since returning to Cuba, with no ill effects from being pulled from the home of his Miami relatives by armed U.S. government agents, his father told NBC. The boy’s only fear is television cameras, Juan Miguel Gonzalez said.
Year after Elian, talk turns to Castro
June 28, 2001
Speculation about what Fidel Castro’s recent fainting spell could mean has taken hold of Florida’s Cuban exile community like nothing else since the Elian Gonzalez saga. Callers to exile-run radio stations debated this week whether the 74-year-old Castro, who seemed to briefly pass out while delivering a speech Saturday in Cuba, has weeks or months to live.
Florida considers ‘snitch’ hot line
June 28, 2001
The Crime Stoppers program that rewards callers anonymously for tips that help solve crimes is about to expand to an unusual place: the Florida prison system. Taking their cue from Texas, state corrections officials plan to establish hot line for inmates to call to snitch on each other though they prefer not to call it snitching.
Comedian Poundstone arrested
June 28, 2001
Comedian Paula Poundstone was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony lewd acts upon a child and child endangerment, the district attorney’s office said. Poundstone, 41, was charged with three counts of committing a lewd act on a girl under the age of 14. She was charged with endangering two other girls and two boys, Deputy Dist. Atty. Gina Satriano said in a statement.The charges carry a maximum sentence of 12 years. “I have faith that the truth is the right thing,” was the only statement a haggard-looking Poundstone made to reporters after she was released from jail on $200,000 bail.
Ducklings line up against Dr. Seuss
Massachusetts trying to choose ‘official children’s book’
June 28, 2001
Call it The Cat in the Hat vs. Jack, Mack and Quack. Young fans of “Make Way for Ducklings” are battling Dr. Seuss loyalists for the title of “official children’s book” of Massachusetts. In one corner is Robert McCloskey’s 1941 tale of a mother mallard shepherding her ducklings through Boston’s narrow cobblestone streets to safety in the Public Garden. In the other are devotees of Dr. Seuss’ whimsical neologisms and looping rhymes. At stake is the purely honorary title of “Official Children’s Book of the Commonwealth,” which would put the book beside such other emblems as the official dog of the commonwealth (Boston Terrier), official bean (baked navy bean) and official dessert (Boston cream pie).
Festival takes radical action
Crowd control, safety measures added to avoid recurrence of tragedy
June 28, 2001
The stage will be higher so fans at the back can see better. Fences and open spaces will keep crowds from packing too tightly in front of Guns N’ Roses, Bob Dylan and other rock stars. Organizers of this year’s Roskilde Festival, which opens today, say they have improved security since nine fans were trampled to death last year while Pearl Jam was performing. The victims all men in their 20s from Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Denmark slipped in mud in front of the festival’s main stage when some 50,000 fans surged toward it last June 30. In all, 43 people were injured.
Big 12 commissioner gets contract extension
June 28, 2001
The Big 12 Conference announced Wednesday that it had extended the contract of commissioner Kevin Weiberg through June 30, 2006.
Raiders win
June 28, 2001
Troy Wingert hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, and the Lawrence Raiders defeated Leavenworth, 9-5, Wednesday night in American Legion baseball. Eric Brown came on in relief of Josh Swenson in the fifth inning and picked up the victory. Brown pitched 41/3 innings and allowed just one run.
Prep champion leads Kansas to victory
Olathe North’s Milberger shoots second straight round of 74 at Alvamar
June 28, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Appropriately, the top two golfers at last fall’s Class 6A state girls state tournament led Kansas to an easy victory at the junior girls Four State Team Play Championship on Wednesday at Alvamar.
U.N. adopts plan to fight AIDS
June 28, 2001
In the first global approach to battling a disease, the United Nations adopted an AIDS blueprint Wednesday setting tough targets for reducing infection rates and protecting the rights of people with the virus. Under pressure from Islamic countries, Western nations were forced to back away from specifically naming the most vulnerable populations, including homosexuals and prostitutes.
Sanders signs with Toronto
June 28, 2001
Deion Sanders signed a minor league contract with Toronto on Wednesday after being released by Cincinnati last week. He will report to Triple-A Syracuse today. Sanders hit .173 in 32 games for the Reds. He was released on Friday, one week after the Reds cleared a roster spot for Ken Griffey Jr. by designating Sanders for assignment.
Chiefs sign defensive tackle
June 28, 2001
Free agent defensive tackle Nate Hobgood-Chittick agreed to a two-year contract with the Kansas Chiefs on Wednesday. The 290-pound tackle is entering his fourth season. He started last season with St. Louis and played five games before being waived Oct. 10 and going to San Francisco.
Armstrong poised to win
June 28, 2001
Lance Armstrong looked unbeatable in the Tour de Suisse on Wednesday, easily preserving his commanding lead with one day of racing left. The Tour de France champion finished 36th with the pack but recorded the same time as the winner. Germany’s Erik Zabel won the next-to-last leg, his second stage victory of the race through Switzerland.
Budgets seek levy increase
June 28, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Douglas County taxpayers should brace for a double whammy. Wednesday, administrators for the city of Lawrence, Douglas County and Lawrence public schools outlined recommendations for a combined 11.06-mill increase in the property tax levy.
Lawrence on track for commuter line
June 28, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Lawrence residents commuting to Topeka or Kansas City may someday be able to trade car keys for train tickets. A study by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) shows existing railroad lines between Topeka and Kansas City might be suitable for commuter rail service.
Gwynn expected to reveal he’ll retire at end of season
June 28, 2001
Tony Gwynn, arguably the best pure hitter of his generation, is expected to announce today that he will retire at the end of this season, his 20th with the San Diego Padres.
WNBA Roundup: Stiles leads Fire over Fever
June 28, 2001
Jackie Stiles scored 26 points, including two free throws with 31.6 seconds remaining, to lead Portland to a 68-65 victory over Indiana on Wednesday night. Stiles made 10 of 12 field goals, including 3-of-4 from three-point range, as Portland (7-4) snapped a two-game losing skid by overcoming a second-half Fever rally. Sylvia Crawley added 12 points.
Knicks wanted Brand
June 28, 2001
The power forward the Knicks needed ended up in Los Angeles on Wednesday night when Chicago sent Elton Brand to the Clippers. The Knicks had discussions with the Bulls regarding their young post player but were unable to agree on players. Rather than landing Brand, the Knicks drafted two frontcourt players in the second round who might not make the team.
NBA Draft: Washington takes teen; Bulls make big trade
June 28, 2001
Jerry Krause stole the spotlight from Michael Jordan at the NBA draft on Wednesday, dealing his best player Elton Brand to the Clippers for 18-year-old center Tyson Chandler.
Sampras survives five-set thriller
June 28, 2001
The future of American tennis arrived on Centre Court at Wimbledon, and the reign of Pete Sampras nearly became part of the past. With a charismatic mix of youthful cool and zeal, 18-year-old Andy Roddick looked right at home on the sport’s most hallowed ground, beating talented Swede Thomas Johansson in the second round Wednesday, 7-6 (1), 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (3).
Short Stuff
June 28, 2001
The ‘Chat Line’ is open Get set to decorate the dorm room of your dreams Have some fun in the sun
Selection of new AD imminent
Four interview for post; Hemenway could announce choice as early as today
June 28, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University could have a new athletics director as early as today. The four finalists for the soon-to-be vacated AD job athletics directors Allen Bohl of Fresno State, Mike Hamrick of East Carolina, Doug Woolard of Saint Louis and Kentucky senior associate director of athletics Kathleen DeBoer met with KU’s 16-member search committee on Wednesday on the KU campus.
Volunteers feed off pandas’ promise for a healthy future
June 28, 2001
By Lynn Feng Special to the Journal-World Nested on top of a hill half a mile away lies the baby panda nursery that I hike to twice a day. However, the strenuous trek through the Chengdu Research Base seems worth the trouble when I see the curled-up figures of my new best friends: Liang Liang, Cheng Gong, Cheng Ji, Bing Xin and Bing Dian.
Summertime stars
Students take the stage at annual Lawrence youth theater
June 28, 2001
By Jan Biles When Maryl Sartin, 12, returns to Lawrence each summer, she knows one thing will be waiting for her: Summer Youth Theatre. “I come here every school break to spend time with my mom,” said Maryl, who will be a seventh-grader at Northwest Middle School in Kannapolis, N.C. “I was in Summer Youth Theatre last year, in ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ I was one of the Emerald Citians.”
Coaches call for gambling ban
Bill would prohibit betting on amateur sports
June 28, 2001
Two dozen college coaches and officials fanned out across Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge Congress to approve a bill banning gambling on amateur sports. Wagering on college sports “takes away from the very innocence of our game,” Penn State basketball coach Jerry Dunn said
Cutting corporate welfare
June 28, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group If you were a bust in the marketplace and couldn’t persuade an investor to risk a dime on you, you wouldn’t look to the government as a likely sugar daddy, would you? But then, you’re not a corporation.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
June 28, 2001
Forgotten war
June 28, 2001
Where’s the proof?
June 28, 2001
Bob Dole undergoes aneurysm procedure
June 28, 2001
Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential candidate, underwent an experimental procedure Wednesday to treat an aneurysm in his aorta, the body’s main blood vessel. Dole, 77, was recovering at the Cleveland Clinic after the treatment for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, said Kenneth Ouriel, one of three surgeons on the team that inserted the stent graft. His wife, Elizabeth, was with him.
Capital punishment
June 28, 2001
Philly mayor makes faith connections
June 28, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group John Street, 57, began coming to this city as a boy to go to church on Sundays, African American churches being scarce near his family’s farm. Now, as mayor, he has made Philadelphia the foremost laboratory for what President Bush calls “faith-based initiatives” involving religious organizations in the delivery of social services. “It isn’t,” he says matter-of-factly, “a new thing.”
Rate cut disappoints investors
Analysts say traders looking for ‘real fundamental guideposts’
June 28, 2001
Blue chips fell again Wednesday, registering their fourth consecutive losing session, after the Federal Reserve delivered a smaller interest rate cut than Wall Street wanted.
Fine reaction
June 28, 2001
GE, EU officials reportedly in talks
June 28, 2001
General Electric Co. representatives conducted talks with European Union antitrust officials Wednesday that reportedly resulted in GE offering a last-ditch concession in an attempt to save the company’s $41 billion bid for Honeywell International Inc.
Firestone to close troubled plant
Shutdown to cost 1,500 jobs in Illinois
June 28, 2001
Blaming plummeting tire sales, Bridgestone/Firestone said Wednesday that it was closing the factory that made most of the 6.5 million Firestones recalled last summer. Nearly 1,500 employees are expected to lose their jobs.
Father buries five children
June 28, 2001
The father of five children allegedly drowned in the bathtub by their mother said goodbye to them in a hushed church service Wednesday, weeping as he reached into their five white caskets to tuck a blanket beside each little body.
What are you reading?
June 28, 2001
Paul Simon and Brian Wilson present their first rate songcraft
Paul Simon with special guest Brian Wilson - Sandstone Amphitheatre - 06/26/2001
June 28, 2001
By Michael Newman A twin bill of legendary songwriters shared the Sandstone stage Tuesday night. Paul Simon and Brian Wilson performed before a throng of music fans representing several generations. Headliner Simon, touring in support of his latest release, the Grammy nominated “You’re the One,” began his show its opening song “That’s Where I Belong.”
Sharon leaves U.S. without backing
June 28, 2001
Inviting himself to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was hoping for talk of unity at the expense of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Instead, Sharon wound up his Washington visit Wednesday after a cold shower of public disagreement with President Bush. Sharon and Bush clashed in public over how much reduction in Mideast violence would be enough to trigger further political moves.
Business Briefcase
June 28, 2001
Seventeen among magazines boosting awareness, profits Manufacturing: Martin Logan receives state training grant Telecommunications: Sprint reaches upgrade deals with Lucent, Nortel Meat processing company: Tyson Foods to acquire IBP under original terms Black farmers protest First Union merger Russia: GM joins deal to produce SUVs Aviation: Boeing’s hopes to land contract after test Telecommunications: Lucent expected to cut work force
Kansas City rallies past Detroit in ninth - Royals 5, Tigers 4
June 28, 2001
With Carlos Beltran in a 1-for-26 skid, Kansas City Royals manager Tony Muser dropped him from third to seventh in the batting order this week. Beltran went 4-for-4 with a home run, stole two bases and scored twice Wednesday night as the Royals rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Detroit Tigers 5-4.
Knicks pick Chenowith with 43rd selection
KU’s Gregory not taken
June 28, 2001
By Gary Bedore Some athletes dread playing in New York. Not former Kansas University center Eric Chenowith. He considers it a “blessing” to have been drafted by the New York Knicks and given an opportunity to play before their notoriously tough fans.
Parting shot
June 28, 2001
Fireworks display
June 28, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Skies above Lawrence will light up on the Fourth, but the glow might not be quite as bright.
Milberger, Kansas dominate Four State Team tourney
June 28, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Appropriately, the top two golfers at last fall’s Class 6A state girls state tournament led Kansas to an easy victory at the junior girls Four State Team Play Championship on Wednesday at Alvamar.
Myers savoring experience with U.S. softball team
June 28, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Softball season never stops for Jarrah Myers, a former three-sport standout at Santa Fe Trail.
Regents approve budget increase –- Funding proposal faces rocky road in Legislature
June 28, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — The Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday recommended state lawmakers next year approve an almost 11 percent increase in funding for higher education.
Mary Bowers obituary
June 28, 2001
Mary Bowers Services for Mary Louise Bowers, 84, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak HIll Cemetery.
Perry Lake display on for Saturday
June 28, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Recent heavy rains and floodwaters won’t halt the fireworks display and festival Saturday at Perry Lake.
6-28 Summer Youth Theatre box
June 28, 2001
Curtain calls Here are the remaining Summer Youth Theatre shows:
6-28 short stuff
June 28, 2001
Decorate the dorm room of your dreams www.thefledgling.com
The Mag: Best Bets
June 28, 2001
In a trance George Acosta CD release party,
The Mag: arts notes
June 28, 2001
Horse to compete at Kansas Coliseum
The Mag: Top Movies
June 28, 2001
Movies 1. “The Fast and the Furious,” $41.6 million
The Mag: Top Music
June 28, 2001
Singles 1. “Lady Marmalade,” Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & Pink
The Mag: Movie Spread
June 28, 2001
The Animal Jokester Rob Schneider takes one of the dopiest ideas of the year — a man is scientifically saved from a near-fatal accident via being pieced together with different animal parts — and makes an occasionally funny, if brief (83 minutes), comedy. Comfortable at playing a terrific loser (his character’s inability to avoid wetting himself during the police obstacle course keeps him stuck as an evidence file clerk), Schneider’s utter lack of cool makes him someone the audience does root for. Although he tones down the naughty bits from his previous flick, the better-than-you-might-expect “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,” Schneider still wallows in much of the same bad-taste humor, including numerous gags about bestiality, heightened smell and urination. “The Animal” is paced reasonably well, even while the central premise becomes tiring compared to the sub plots that crop up involving Schneider’s friends and love interest (played by ex-“Survivor” Colleen Haskell). The movie does present one of the cinema’s most amusing car wreck sequences — which is actually quite fitting for this funny, car wreck of a movie. (PG-13) — JN
The Mag: Cult Seven Questions
June 28, 2001
Seven Questions with Matt Sorum of The Cult
The Mag: Schoolhouse rock
June 28, 2001
Schoolhouse rock Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard earns a PhD in pain
Legislative leaders say they want to keep sessions short
June 28, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — In the last days of the legislative session, some lawmakers snoozed in their chairs, while others played cards.
Commuter rail breakout
June 28, 2001
All aboard Officials from the Mid-America Regional Council will explain their feasibility study of commuter rail service between Topeka and Kansas City during a meeting July 13.
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June 28, 2001
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.60; corn, $1.58; milo, $1.58; soybeans, $4.36. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.61; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $4.40. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.61; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $4.36. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.58; milo, $1.58; soybeans, $4.36. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.58; milo, $1.58; soybeans, $4.44.
Parking meter thefts continue
June 28, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Lawrence Police are stumped.
The Mag: La Parrilla cutline
June 28, 2001
Thad Allender/Journal-World Photo Assistant chef Jeff Van Dycke cooks up a “chicken rice bowl” for a customer at La Parrilla, 814 Mass. From quesadillas layered with avocados and onions to fish tacos, La Parrilla excels at south-of-the-border specialties.
THURS Paul Simon Review
June 28, 2001
Simon, Wilson present first-rate songcraft
THursday Best Bets
June 28, 2001
MIKE DOUGHTY OF SOUL COUGHING performs tonight at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. TODAY
The Mag: Weird News
June 28, 2001
Lead stories “Pain is the sensation of weakness leaving the body,” Phoenix “artist” Steve Haworth told a Phoenix New Times reporter in May, while he was arranging scenes for associates of his Church of Body Modification, including a horizontal full-body suspension (hanging for five minutes by rings in body piercings); a tug of war (full-force pulling contest using a rope held taut through rings on various body piercings); free-moving implants just below the skin that appear to be, say, a living bracelet; and various body alterations such as “Vulcan” ears, a ribbed penis, and a filleted male urethra. Haworth won’t amputate anything, though (too “destructive,” he said), thus displeasing his girlfriend, who wants to lose two toes in order to fit into smaller shoes, and he has not yet decided whether to honor another associate’s request to be crucified.
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June 28, 2001
Dow Industrials —37.64, 10,434.84
Blotter
June 28, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Thursday datebook
June 28, 2001
TODAY Noon: Brown Bag Concert with Key West Jazz Quartet, corner of Ninth and Massachusetts streets, 832-7940.
Big 12 commish
June 28, 2001
Big 12 commissioner gets contract extension
Raiders
June 28, 2001
J-W Staff Report Leavenworth — Troy Wingert hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, and the Lawrence Raiders defeated Leavenworth, 9-5, Wednesday night in American Legion baseball.
County holds off on making change in bankers
June 28, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Instead of spending $10,000 in early withdrawal penalties and new fees, Douglas County commissioners Wednesday decided to seek new contract bids to serve the county’s banking needs.
Suspect
June 28, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com In December, when Ronnell McGautha was released from the Douglas County Jail, computer checks didn’t reveal a warrant for his arrest in a drug case in Jackson County, Mo.
Rex Wellman obituary
June 28, 2001
Rex Wellman Meriden — Memorial services for Rex D. Wellman, 56, Overland Park, will be 6 p.m. Saturday at Barnett Meriden Funeral Chapel, Meriden. Inurnment will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery, Meriden.
Philip Hetherington obituary
June 28, 2001
Philip Hetherington Harrison, Ark. — Memorial services for Philip Bryce Hetherington, 73, Hasty, will be 10:30 a.m. today at First Christian Church, Harrison.
Russell Doudna obituary
June 28, 2001
Russell Doudna Leavenworth — Graveside services for Russell H. Doudna, 75, Ozawkie, will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Leavenworth National Cemetery, with military honors by Ozawkie American Legion.
Lawrence named top spot
June 28, 2001
Lawrence among top spots Lawrence residents are living in one of the nation’s most desirable communities, according to an online relocation company.
Arthur Holdeman obituary
June 28, 2001
Arthur Holdeman Cottonwood Falls — Masonic graveside services for Arthur S. Holdeman, 80, Cottonwood Falls, will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cottonwood Falls, with military honors by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Cremation has taken place.
6-28 Should schools be allowed to portray images of the devil?
June 28, 2001
Should public schools be allowed to portray images of the devil?
World briefs
June 28, 2001
Puerto Rico: Rev. Jackson’s wife out of jail Philippines: Abu Sayyaf rebels arrested
CD REVIEWS
June 28, 2001
The Mag: What are you reading?
June 28, 2001
Kirk Rhorer, sales,
The Mag: Broadway melody-lite
June 28, 2001
Broadway melody-lite Elton John’s “Aida” comes to Starlight
The Mag: Hot off the grill
June 28, 2001
***1/2 Hot off the grill
The Mag: PARTING SHOT Fiesta 6.28
June 28, 2001
THE ZACATECAS DANCE TROUPE forms a line backstage Friday at the St. John’s Catholic Church Fiesta Mexicana.
Ottawa Wal-Mart stores team wins trophy
June 28, 2001
Ottawa Wal-Mart drivers wins trophy
Our Town
June 28, 2001
LHS Volleyball Camps: Lawrence High volleyball coach Jo Huntsinger will conduct four volleyball camps during the last two weeks of July. Junior high sessions will be July 16-20 and July 23-27. The grade school camp will be July 16-20. The high school camp will be July 23-26. For information, call Huntsinger at 749-3135. l
promise
June 28, 2001
Lynn Feng, 17, will be a senior in the fall at Free State High School.
The Mag: CD reviews
June 28, 2001
BR5-49 “This is BR5-49”
The Mag: Extra place
June 28, 2001
Blackwood, Lindstrom in ‘Night Music’
The Mag: GBV Box
June 28, 2001
What: Guided By Voices, Oranger When: 9 p.m. Saturday
REAL ESTATE Total Fitness to relocate ––— Club intends to displace Plaza Six Theaters this summer
June 28, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.tfac.net
6Sports report: Hemenway introduces Bohl
June 28, 2001
In a room full of Kanas coaches, players and well-wishers, KU Chancellor Hemenway introduced new Kansas Athletics Director Allen Bohl, saying that Bohl “will initiate a new and exciting time for KU Athletics.”
6Sports report: The LHS and FSHS football camp
June 28, 2001
James Sido reports on the Free State and Lawrence High Schools combined football camp.
Families should keep in touch with elderly relatives
June 28, 2001
On the record
June 28, 2001
World briefs
June 28, 2001
Canada: Persian Gulf threat keeps warship at sea Nepal: Queen recovers from gunshot wounds Beijing: Fashionable antelope on brink of extinction Berlin: Police, rangers search Rhine for crocodile
New Defense budget seeks spending increase, program cuts
June 28, 2001
The Bush administration asked Congress for an extra $18.4 billion for military spending on Wednesday, at the same time proposing shrinking the Air Force bomber fleet, retiring all 50 Peacekeeper long-range nuclear missiles and planning for more base closings.
Former Philippine president arraigned
June 28, 2001
Joseph Estrada was arraigned on perjury charges Wednesday, tersely answering an anti-corruption judge’s questions in the latest episode in the once immensely popular president’s downfall. With last-minute efforts failing to delay the embarrassment of becoming the first Philippine leader in or out of office to be arraigned, Estrada was forced to go through the routine motions of any criminal defendant.
Along border, Rio not so Grande
June 28, 2001
The once-mighty Rio Grande is so tapped out it doesn’t even reach the Gulf of Mexico anymore. Nine years of drought, a proliferation of choking river weeds and the drawing off of water by farms and municipalities have taken their toll on the nation’s second-longest river, which serves as the boundary between Mexico and the United States.
Good move
June 28, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The impact on a local landmark business is a reasonable justification for reconsidering the city’s bus transfer station. Congratulations to the Lawrence City Commission and city bus officials for making a common-sense decision to move slightly the city’s T transfer point.
Magazines license products during ad slump
June 28, 2001
Loyal magazine fans no longer have to limit their experience to just reading. They can now sport their favorite magazine brand on their backs, in their hair and in some cases even taste it.
Broadway melody-lite
Elton John’s ‘Aida’ comes to Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre
June 28, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near “Aida” has as many admirers as it does critics, but thankfully for the show it’s the regular folks who pay the money for those glitzy orchestra seats. The fans really love the slick and sleek Tony Award-winning sets and lights that almost hypnotize viewers with a simplicity that borders on elegance.
Word of Mouth: Hot off the grill
La Parrilla offers Latin American cuisine with plenty of local flavor
June 28, 2001
By Diane Frook Late nights and long hours. La Parrilla has them, so I put them in. It took a lot of research for me to really get a good feel for La Parrilla. The first 15 times I’d been there weren’t enough for me to accurately report on this Latin American restaurant. Nor were my two “official” visits. While looking over my notes I panicked, realizing I’d neglected to try the bajan shrimp cocktail or the chocolate kahlua flan. Clearly, I had to go back.
Out of Bounds: All-star boredom
The worst week of the year for sports television tries the patience of a loyal fan
June 28, 2001
By Seth Jones It’s times like these that I realize there is some cosmic balance, that everything works out. It’s a brilliance based on math or on the alignment of the stars or maybe Miss Cleo is the mastermind of it all.
Film Review - ‘The Anniversary Party’
The Anniversary Party’ satirizes Tinseltown residents in overly familiar fashion
June 28, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Unless a movie set in Hollywood is as good as “Sunset Boulevard” or “The Player,” it’s hard not to wish the filmmakers had chosen a more imaginative locale. The new Tinseltown comedy “The Anniversary Party” sometimes falls into that trap, although there are several moments when the filmmakers’ temptation to stay at home seems justified.
Film Review - ‘crazy/beautiful’
Honest performances help typical teen romance ‘crazy/beautiful’ to shine
June 28, 2001
By Jon Niccum For a teen movie to transcend the trappings of its genre, it doesn’t have to be revolutionary. (The bar is set pretty low already these days). Usually, all it needs is to avoid the plot clichand the rampant pandering to a demographic market maybe even add a little honesty. The infuriatingly named “crazy/beautiful” (originally titled “At 17”) is a cut above the usual teen romance. Occasionally, it’s way above.
Global anti-smuggling operation nets 8,000 arrests
June 28, 2001
Nearly 8,000 people from 39 countries were arrested this month in what the Immigration and Naturalization Service calls its largest international anti-smuggling operation ever. The three-week sting involved law enforcement agencies in the United States, Canada and 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries. “Operation Crossroads International provides us very important lessons about one of the great, great problems we have today on human smuggling.
Annan tapped for second term as U.N. chief
June 28, 2001
Both powerful and impoverished nations on the Security Council gave Kofi Annan a unanimous vote of confidence on Wednesday, nominating him for a second five-year term as secretary-general of the United Nations. The official nomination by the 15 council members more than six months before Annan’s first term expires on Dec. 31 paves the way for his re-election Friday by the 189-member General Assembly, now just a formality.
People
June 28, 2001
‘Today,’ it’s paternity leave Dancer insures his ‘hot legs’ Who says No More Mr. Nice Guy? Brady brother picks a fight
Proposed city, county, school mill levy changes in 2001-02
June 28, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Douglas County taxpayers should brace for a double whammy.
jt Commuter rail study in works for Lawrence
June 28, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Lawrence residents commuting to Topeka or Kansas City may someday be able to trade car keys for train tickets.
NBA Draft KU
June 28, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Some athletes dread playing in New York.
Friends and Neighbors, Kid swimmers receive goodies
June 28, 2001
SURPRISE! This class of tots received a bag of goodies from their instructor, Courtney, on the last day of parent/tot swim class. They are from left: Jesse McAlister, Courtney Starrett, Ellie Houston, Wynn Feddema, Nadia Laytimi and Jack Arnett. Not pictured: Mikey Andrews. 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.
Mag reefer
June 28, 2001
Guided by vices Former schoolteacher Robert Pollard earns a PhD in pain and ‘Isolation’
s-eye view
June 28, 2001
Bird’s eye view Lawrence photographer stalks an elusive prey
Business briefcase for Thursday
June 28, 2001
MANUFACTURING Martin Logan receives
THURs tune cut
June 28, 2001
AP Photo LAILA ALI SITS with her father, Muhammad Ali, at ringside before the Mike Tyson-Andrew Golata bout last year at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. Laila Ali is one of the people profiled at “48 Hours” at 9 p.m. today on CBS.
Soundoff on weeds
June 28, 2001
Is there a city ordinance on how many cars a business can have parked on the street? City Manager Mike Wildgen said: “Public streets are public streets, and whether it is a business or an individual, parking is permitted within the restrictions posted or allowed by city code.”
Cows found in yard
June 28, 2001
Cows come home, but to wrong house
Film Review - ‘A.I.’
Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick collaboration results in powerful ‘A.I.’
June 28, 2001
By Loey Lockerby Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg. The man who made “A Clockwork Orange” and the man who made “Jurassic Park.”
Guided by vices
June 28, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Robert Pollard’s life has been turned upside down in the last couple of years.
All-star boredom
June 28, 2001
It’s times like these that I realize there is some cosmic balance, that everything works out. It’s a brilliance based on math or on the alignment of the stars or maybe just Miss Cleo is the mastermind of it all. You see, Sunflower Cable has finally added MTV2 to my channel selection. Why is this such a brilliant move? Because had they waited a week more, I could have disconnected my TV altogether and felt comfortable, knowing I wouldn’t miss anything for about two months.
Planning commission welcomes new faces
June 28, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com New members of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission wasted little time Wednesday night in making their presence felt.
The Mag: Theater box
June 28, 2001
What: “Aida” by Elton John and Tim Rice When: Now through July 8
Births
June 28, 2001
* Kimberly and Richard Harrison, Lawrence, a girl, Monday. * James and Cori Baker, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
The Mag: Food box
June 28, 2001
What: G. Willikers Deli & Bar Where: 733 Mass.; 838-4444
Mag calendar
June 28, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
disfavor
June 28, 2001
(R) **
Exclusive Online Profile: baker Rita York
Local baker makes good dough
June 28, 2001
By Michael Newman When queried about how she became the head baker at Wheatfields at the age of 22, Rita York simply says “I asked.” There was a vacancy for a bakery manager and the Johnson County Community College food and beverage management student had already been working at Wheatfields for two years.
Bird’s-eye view
Lawrence photographer stalks an elusive prey
June 28, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Captain Ahab spent his life in search of the great white whale, altering his existence to pursue it to the four corners of the earth. Don Gates has his own elusive prey, one that has caused him to change his own life course and learn a new skill. Don’s now armed with a 35 millimeter Canon camera, and he’s on a personal quest for a … robin?
The Mag: Artificial light
June 28, 2001
(PG-13) ***1/2
Exclusive Online Profile: Sapphire Gin
Lawrence-based band stirred, not shaken
June 28, 2001
By Michael Newman Sapphire Gin might not be out to change the world, but one important corner of it, popular music, is squarely in their sites. “Negativity for the sake of negativity” is what drummer Micah Woulfe hears in abundance these days, and he’s not happy about it.
Senator looks to cut down wrap-up work
June 28, 2001
By Scott Rothschild In the last days of the legislative session, some lawmakers snoozed in their chairs, while others played cards. In other words, there was a lot of hurry-up-and-wait during the longest wrap-up session in state history that ended May 8 after 13 days.
Mildred Marshall
June 28, 2001
National briefs
June 28, 2001
Texas: Sahara sand storm’s dust cloud tracked Alabama: Junior Miss crowned Texas: Portrait of Bowie purchased by state
Vaughn to test NBA market
Free agent guard coming off best season in pro career
June 28, 2001
By Gary Bedore Jacque Vaughn desperately wanted to play in a pick-up basketball game between current and former Kansas University players on Wednesday at Horejsi Center. For personal reasons, however, KU’s all-time assist leader had to decline.
Baseball Briefs
June 28, 2001
Red Sox put Martinez on disabled list Justice expects to be ready by Sunday Reed leaves game Marlins release Miceli Brewers, top pick agree Meares put on DL Rays sign Gomez
National League Roundup: Braves back in first place
Atlanta moves ahead of Phillies
June 28, 2001
The Atlanta Braves are back where they thought they belonged all along in first place. Chipper Jones drove in three runs, and Odalis Perez allowed two earned runs as the Braves moved ahead of the slumping Phillies in the NL East with a 10-4 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Total Fitness plans move
June 28, 2001
By Mark Fagan Total Fitness Athletic Center is making plans for moving into another old theater complex this time one that’s currently operating. The health club, which has been closed since a March 5 fire, intends to take over space currently occupied by Plaza Six Theaters, 2339 Iowa. The move would force the theaters to close or relocate.
Fed running out of options
Sixth cut this year brings interest rates closer to core inflation rate
June 28, 2001
Is Alan Greenspan’s cattle prod running out of juice? For a sixth time this year, the Federal Reserve chairman on Wednesday engineered an interest rate cut to try to revive the sagging U.S. economy, sending rates to their lowest level in more than seven years.
Vaughn
June 28, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Jacque Vaughn desperately wanted to play in a pick-up basketball game between current and former Kansas University players on Wednesday at Horejsi Center.
Western defends compensation deal
June 28, 2001
Forced to defend it publicly, Western Resources Inc. is suggesting an agreement that could provide millions of dollars to its top executives is insignificant. The “change of control” agreement spells out compensation for Western executives who lose their jobs if the company splits off its electric utility operations.
Sculptor enjoying acclaim, work brought on by memorial
June 28, 2001
By Mindie Miller Lawrence sculptor Jim Brothers is feeling a little dazed. He just finished in a year’s time a project he normally would have taken three years to complete. But the rewards outweigh the exhaustion, said Brothers, who has become something of a celebrity for his work on the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va.
Fingerprinting’s 100th year marked
June 28, 2001
In 1901, London police began to dip suspects’ fingers in ink and take a copy of the prints. Those inkblots made an impression around the world. A century later, DNA analysis may be more cutting-edge, but police insist the humble fingerprint remains vital to solving crime.
Glass in second place
June 28, 2001
Bob Glass of Lawrence was in second place Wednesday after the fourth round of PBA Tucson Senior Open. Glass had a 16-game match-play record of 12-4-0 and a 36-game pinfall total of 8,145. Larry Laub of Reno, Nev., was the leader with a record of 12-4-0 and a pinfall of 8,332.
Death penalty a civilized act?
June 28, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s veto of a bill to ban capital punishment for the mentally retarded, a measure signed by Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, raises again questions of crime and punishment in America.
Daily Ticker
June 28, 2001
(breakout box) Interest rates - good and bad
June 28, 2001
Good and bad Declining interest rates can help or hurt, depending on your situation, said Jerry Samp, a financial consultant for A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. in Lawrence.
Jack McCall obituary
June 28, 2001
Jack McCall Perry — A memorial Mass for Jack Elliott McCall, 56, Ozawkie, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Perry. Cremation is planned.
The Mag: The bold and the beautiful
June 28, 2001
(PG-13) ***
6-28 Summer Youth Theatre
June 28, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com When Maryl Sartin, 12, returns to Lawrence each summer, she knows one thing will be waiting for her: Summer Youth Theatre.
American League Roundup: Batista’s blast keys Jays
Late homer lifts Orioles to 7-3 win over Toronto
June 28, 2001
Tony Batista stuck it to his former team. Batista, claimed off waivers on Monday, hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Wednesday night.
Calendar
June 28, 2001
Movie listings
June 28, 2001
The Mag: Cult Box
June 28, 2001
What: The Cult, Stabbing Westward, Monster Magnet When: 8 p.m today
Allen Bohl’s press conference
June 28, 2001
Here is the video from Allen Bohl’s press conference, from the introduction by Chancellor Hemenway, through Bohl’s comments.
Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work
June 28, 2001
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.219 a gallon at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. 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.
Critics be drubbed: NBC’s reality reaches fans
June 28, 2001
NBC is getting at least the first laugh on critics who hate the network’s wicked reality TV twins, “Fear Factor” and “Spy TV.” Both are delivering strong ratings. NBC has already decided to run “Spy TV” twice a week and is considering keeping both shows on the air after their summer runs are complete. “You can’t ignore these kinds of numbers,” NBC Entertainment President Jeff Zucker said on Wednesday. “You can’t ignore these viewers. It’s telling you something.”
Yankees think of future for a change
New York reportedly rejects deal to put Royals’ right fielder Dye in pinstripes
June 28, 2001
Despite the enormous behind-the-scenes pressure George Steinbrenner is exerting on his front office to deliver another pennant, general manager Brian Cashman proved once again last week that he cares about the Yankees’ future and is willing to stand up to The Boss, if necessary.
Leader of the pack
Harvick races to lead Winston Cup’s class of ‘01
June 28, 2001
For the third-straight season in Winston Cup racing, at least one rookie is trying to mess up the grading curve for the rest of his class. In 1999 it was Tony Stewart. Last season, Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. both won races in their first seasons.
SEVEN QUESTIONS with Matt Sorum of The Cult
June 28, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Matt Sorum has led a charmed life, at least for a musician, and especially for a drummer. He was initially recruited to back The Cult in 1988, just as the band embarked on a 185-date world tour in support of its most-successful effort “Sonic Temple.” After a couple of years with The Cult, Sorum was tapped to man the sticks for Gun N’ Roses during the group’s massively-successful twin “Use Your Illusion” albums and globetrotting tour.
Arts Notes
June 28, 2001
Blackwood, Lindstrom in ‘Night Music’ Leftover Salmon to host festival Mystery writer slates writing workshop Carillonneur lists summer concerts
Brothers grabs breath after monument dedication
June 28, 2001
mmiller@ljworld.com Lawrence sculptor Jim Brothers is feeling a little dazed.
Horoscopes
June 28, 2001