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Efficient search leads to hiring of promising athletics director
June 30, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Congratulations to Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway for meeting his challenging, self-imposed schedule for selecting a new athletics director for the university. When the chancellor announced his plan to select a successor to retiring director Bob Frederick, he said he hoped to make a selection by the first of July.
World Briefs
June 30, 2001
Peru: Montesinos on hunger strike Philippines: Volcano explodes again
Scouting News
June 30, 2001
Scouting news
June 30, 2001
Two Boy Scout troops from the Pelathe District attended summer camp June 17-23 at the Theodore Naish Reservation in Bonner Springs. Eighteen scouts and two adults from Troop 62, chartered to the Linwood Lions Club, attended. The boys earned a total of 63 merit badges. David Raw, Paul Schlagel, Matthew Beeves and Joel VanderVelde earned their Life Rank. Tyler Thomas, Jon Raw, Joe Kelly and James Bishop earned their Star Rank and Luke Muller and Zack Sthall earned Tenderfoot Rank.
Policy flaws
June 30, 2001
Nation Briefs
June 30, 2001
Atlanta: Jimmy Carter seeks Baptist unification Minnesota: Judge orders state to maintain services Arizona: Border Patrol mulls desert distress towers Missouri: Manure pits used as disciplinary tool
Nation Briefs
June 30, 2001
Idaho: Custody hearing delayed in child-standoff case Phoenix: Mob turncoat pleads in Ecstasy ring case Denver: Government calculates cost of McVeigh defense Chicago: Plan unveiled for O’Hare expansion
Military News
June 30, 2001
Engagements
June 30, 2001
Engagements
June 30, 2001
Nuñez-Taylor Richard and Eleda E. Elston, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter Nicole Marie Nuñez to Jeffery Lee Taylor, both of Lawrence.
Club news
June 30, 2001
The Lawrence 99er Bridge Club’s June 20 game used the Howell movement and was directed by Don Brennaman. Barbara McCorkle and Richard Moore placed first, followed by Albert Ballard and Artie Shaw. Barb and Bill Hamilton placed third. There was a fourth-place tie between Eldon Herd and Betty Spalsbury and Bebe Huxtable and Wanda Edmonds.
On the record
June 30, 2001
Carbon-dioxide emissions climb
June 30, 2001
Despite growing concerns about climate change, heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions jumped 2.7 percent in the United States last year, the biggest increase since the mid-1990s, the Energy Department reported Friday.
Richard Lusk
June 30, 2001
VanKeuren services
June 30, 2001
Yugoslavia pierced by mixed emotions
Milosevic extradition brings foreign aid, domestic unrest
June 30, 2001
The United States and other international donors granted Yugoslavia $1.28 billion in reconstruction aid Friday more than $30 million over what the Balkan country requested and applauded the handover of Slobodan Milosevic for trial on war crimes.
Nascar Truck Series: Sprague captures record 16th pole
June 30, 2001
Jack Sprague captured a record 16th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series pole Friday, leading the qualifying for the GNC Live Well 200 at The Milwaukee Mile. Sprague turned a non-record lap of 120.692 mph in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet truck, winning the pole position for the 16th time in his 147 race series career.
Capriati siblings fall in mixed doubles
June 30, 2001
Jennifer Capriati won one and lost one Friday. The important result came on Centre Court, a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Russia’s Tatiana Panova to put the American into the round of 16 as she chases a third straight Grand Slam tournament title.
WNBA Roundup: Witherspoon sparks Fire in OT
June 30, 2001
Sophia Witherspoon made a career-high seven three-pointers and scored a season-high 26 points as the Portland Fire beat the Miami Sol 74-72 in overtime Friday. Portland, which won its second straight road game, never trailed. Jackie Stiles scored 16 points, her fifth consecutive game in double figures.
Macedonian leader opposes proposal to demobilize police
June 30, 2001
Macedonia’s president on Friday rejected a proposal to demobilize police reservists who have been fighting ethnic Albanian rebels, a private television channel reported. The private A1 Television broadcast a statement from President Boris Trajkovski’s office in which he demanded that his Interior Minister, Ljuben Boskovski, reverse a decision to send the reservists home to give peace negotiations a chance.
Hostages’ family prays, waits for news
June 30, 2001
The parents of missionary Martin Burnham, who was kidnapped along with his wife more than a month ago, said their own exhaustion during the ordeal must pale with what their son and daughter-in-law are enduring during their captivity in the Philippines.
Fountain will be built as memorial to Diana
June 30, 2001
A fountain will be built in memory of Princess Diana in London’s Hyde Park, the government announced Friday, four years after her death. The $4.2 million fountain will be built in a former pump-house beside the Serpentine lake, which Diana secretly visited while living in nearby Kensington Palace, her friend Rosa Monckton said.
Annan sets course for second term
June 30, 2001
Unanimously re-elected to a second term on Friday, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan pledged to redouble efforts to strengthen human rights and start carrying out a global plan to lift millions out of abject poverty.
Sunday news shows
June 30, 2001
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
College finds president in-house
June 30, 2001
An in-house candidate has been named the seventh president of St. Mary College. Sister Diane Steele succeeds the Rev. Richard Mucowski, who resigned in April. Steele’s appointment was announced Thursday by the chairman of the Catholic college’s board of trustees. Steele starts the new job Aug. 1.
Wyoming professor selected to direct Truman Library
June 30, 2001
A University of Wyoming history professor with broad administrative experience has been appointed director of the Harry S. Truman Library. Michael Devine succeeds Larry Hackman, who resigned after five years in the post. Devine’s appointment was announced Thursday by the National Archives and Records Administration, which operates the Truman Library.
Smoking blamed in fatal motel fire
June 30, 2001
Smoking blamed in fatal motel fire A man was killed Friday in a motel fire apparently caused by careless smoking, officials said. The victim was identified as Mark A. Frost, 49, whose only known address was at the Sunflower Motel along U.S. Highway 24 in Topeka, Fire Department spokesman Greg Bailey said.
County agencies seek money
June 30, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Various Douglas County agencies Monday will begin pleading for more money for their 2002 budgets. Among the requests county commissioners will hear: The Douglas County Historical Society seeks an additional $60,000 to hire an administrator/fund-raiser for the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
Mother of drowned children says she ‘has the devil in her’
June 30, 2001
Andrea Pia Yates, the Houston mother accused of drowning her five children, told her relatives from jail that she believed she “has the devil in her,” her brother Andrew Kennedy said Friday.
NASA mission to study oldest light in universe
June 30, 2001
A NASA spacecraft is set for launch this weekend on a mission to study the oldest light in the universe: the afterglow of the Big Bang. “We’re going to launch a mission that will take the ultimate baby picture,” said Alan Bunner, a NASA science director.
Poundstone investigation involves own children
June 30, 2001
Lewd conduct and child endangerment charges against stand-up comic Paula Poundstone concern her adopted and foster children, the director of the county’s children’s services agency said.
Elvis-like doll becomes cult sensation in Germany
June 30, 2001
An Elvis-like doll with a gyrating pelvis has become a cult sensation in Germany. Audi hoped to extol the virtues of its new automatic transmission in a television ad in which an Audi driver picks up an Elvis impersonator. The impersonator puts the doll on the dashboard, and the car shifts so smoothly the figure doesn’t even dance.
Court TV marks 10th year in session
June 30, 2001
When Court TV began 10 years ago, its logo displayed “COURT” in the sort of no-nonsense lettering you might find carved above the columns of a courthouse. The message was clear.
Daily Ticker
June 30, 2001
Business Briefs
June 30, 2001
Top economist: Economy weaker than expected Wall Street: Tech stocks pull off five-day winning streak Trust funds: Morgan Stanley settles case for $23 million Pharmaceuticals: Eli Lilly e-venture offers rewards for solving problems
Breakup’ pits Microsoft against states
June 30, 2001
Freed at least temporarily from a court-ordered breakup, Microsoft declared Friday it would not accept any settlement with the government that made changes to the company’s structure.
Outlook for crops is bright
June 30, 2001
By Mark Fagan Spring rains, early-summer showers and now a string of bright sunny days have Ryan Higbie smiling again. A little good news is welcome, he said, after watching farmers struggle through last year’s drought.
GE rejects Honeywell’s revised plan
Deal moves closer to collapse as General Electric chairman says proposal ‘makes no sense’
June 30, 2001
With its deal to take over Honeywell International near collapse because of resistance in Europe, General Electric Co. on Friday rejected last-ditch revisions suggested by Honeywell.
Racing for customers
Promotions, exposure help drive sales
June 30, 2001
By Mark Fagan Mr. Goodcents is considering paying a pretty penny to speed into a sponsorship deal at Kansas Speedway. The subs-and-pastas chain, based in Lenexa, is mulling the prospects of sponsoring the NASCAR Busch Series race this September at the new $250 million speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
Budget may force changes in court
June 30, 2001
By Mike Belt Douglas County District Court may need to reduce hours open to the public as part of a plan to deal with a state court budget shortfall, Court Clerk Doug Hamilton said Friday. Three temporary court employee positions may be eliminated, he said. “We’ll do whatever we have to do to meet the reduction levels,” Hamilton said. Douglas County court employees already work about 90 minutes a day while offices are closed to the public to keep up with the workload.
Bush honors black music
June 30, 2001
President Bush paid tribute to black music Friday by staging a White House gospel concert before an audience of artists whose work ranged from jazz to soul. The East Room ceremony was in recognition of Black Music Month.
White Sox deal for Giants’ Embree
June 30, 2001
The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Alan Embree from the San Francisco Giants on Friday in exchange for minor leaguer Derek Hasselhoff. Embree, a left-hander, is expected to be in Chicago in time for tonight’s game against Baltimore.
Eight tied for Hartford lead
Six golfers tied for second in PGA tournament
June 30, 2001
Jerry Kelly finally made himself at home in the Greater Hartford Open. The former University of Hartford player shot a 5-under-par 65 on Friday to join a record-tying, eight-man logjam atop the leaderboard. He skipped the tournament last year after missing the cut in four previous starts at the TPC at River Highlands.
Cheney expects to have pacemaker implanted
June 30, 2001
Vice President Dick Cheney, experiencing heart problems for the third time since last November’s election, expected doctors to implant a pacemaker today to even out a rapid heartbeat. Declaring himself otherwise fit, he said he would resign if ill health began hindering his work.
Murder case top priority, Costa Rican official says
June 30, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess The Costa Rican Ambassador to the United States told the Journal-World Friday that solving the Shannon Martin murder is a “top priority” for his government. Ambassador Jaime Darenblum said official concern about the May 13 brutal stabbing of the Kansas University student is “extremely high.”
City budget back on drawing table
Tax increase gets cold shoulder
June 30, 2001
By Joel Mathis Cut it out. That was the direction Lawrence city commissioners gave to City Manager Mike Wildgen Friday during a study session to review a proposed city budget increase for 2002. “The direction is down, not up,” Wildgen said. “I understand, and we’ll come back with some ideas.”
Well being
Too much of a good thing
June 30, 2001
What virus kills an American or two a year but costs about $300 million to fight? Here’s a hint from the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University: It causes rabies.
Controls can help sweaty palms
June 30, 2001
I am an 18-year-old female. Ever since I was 11 years old, my palms and fingertips have sweated profusely. I have no illnesses and can think of no reason for this. Are there any treatments that could lessen the sweating? As you can imagine, this is extremely embarrassing and annoying.
Exhibit honors female athletes
June 30, 2001
A new photo exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution explores the challenges facing female athletes before and since passage of a law that prohibited sex discrimination in school sports.
UK’s Estill gives up grant
June 30, 2001
Kentucky junior forward Marquis Estill agreed to relinquish his scholarship in order to bring the Wildcats to the NCAA limit. The decisions by Keith Bogans and Tayshaun Prince last week to return to the Wildcats next season gave the team 14 scholarship players one over the NCAA allowance.
Kansas to meet UMKC
June 30, 2001
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will play the University of Missouri-Kansas City next year. The Jayhawks are set to take on the Kangaroos on Dec. 8 at Allen Fieldhouse. The following season, the two teams will meet in Kemper Arena in Kansas City. UMKC will return to Lawrence for a game during the 2003-04 season.
Nation faces welfare deadline
June 30, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate America, the most selfless, philanthropic, forgiving nation the world has ever known, is about to become a nation without a heart because this is the year the welfare safety net begins to collapse.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
June 30, 2001
U.S. should build ties to India
June 30, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Add the Bush push for missile defense to a long list of items separating India and China. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government likes it. Beijing hates it. Therein lies a tale of Asia’s most dangerous long-term tensions, and America’s obligation to avoid making them more dangerous.
Bush coattails may be short in 2002
June 30, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate On Capitol Hill, Republicans are openly perplexed. Up to now, the news for them had been awfully good: Congressional Republicans, mostly on their own, successfully passed their new president’s signature 10-year tax cut, and then, working with Democrats, pushed through both the House and the Senate a major education bill endorsed by President Bush.
Fresno State community coping with loss of Bohl
June 30, 2001
By Robert Sinclair The sun did rise and life went on during Day One of the post-Allen Bohl era at Fresno State. School officials went to work certainly pondering the possibilities to replace Bohl, who left the athletics director’s post at FSU to assume the same position at Kansas University on Thursday and students attended classes.
Royals bomb Burba
Four-homer fourth lifts KC over Indians, 5-3
June 30, 2001
John Rocker pounded his glove in frustration when he realized his debut in his new home would have to wait. Rocker sat and watched like everyone else as the Kansas City Royals hit four homers off Dave Burba in the fourth inning Friday night and rallied for a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians.
New memorial honors WWII-era Japanese-Americans
June 30, 2001
With the snip of a celebratory red ribbon and the single toll of a mournful bell, Japanese-Americans on Friday received the final installment of redress from the U.S. government for their treatment during World War II a new memorial commemorating their experience during those years.
Glen Woods obituary
June 30, 2001
Glen Woods Ottawa — Services for Glenn C. Woods, 79, Ottawa, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Ottawa. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.
County agencies make push for budget increases
June 30, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Various Douglas County agencies Monday will begin pleading for more money for their 2002 budgets.
Watkins trust suit to move forward
June 30, 2001
Watkins trust suit gets court’s go-ahead The lawsuit filed by residents of Kansas University’s Watkins and Miller halls will be allowed to move forward, a judge ruled Thursday.
Courts face restructuring under deficity
June 30, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Douglas County District Court may need to reduce hours open to the public as part of a plan to deal with a state court budget shortfall, Court Clerk Doug Hamilton said Friday.
City offers downtown tour
June 30, 2001
City offers downtown sculpture tour The Lawrence Arts Commission invites the public to join this year’s exhibition juror, Bob Soppelsa, on a guided tour of the 14th Annual Downtown Lawrence Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.
6-30Costa Rica ambassador
June 30, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com The Costa Rican Ambassador to the United States told the Journal-World Friday that solving the Shannon Martin murder is a “top priority” for his government.
AGRICULTURE Outlook for crops is bright
June 30, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Spring rains, early-summer showers and now a string of bright sunny days have Ryan Higbie smiling again.
100 Years
June 30, 2001
On June 30, 1901, the Lawrence Journal stated: “‘Men Wanted,’ with the emphasis on the ‘men,’ is already the new cry of the new time. This is called the age of the boomer and speculator, the promoter, the man who can put two and two together and make them count five, with withered stock and lying prospectuses. But this plague of schemers comes, as such things always do, when great things are in motion and great things are being done. The schemers are as short-lived as Jonah’s gourd. For the development of a continent, for the government of the people, for the reform of abuses, and, above all, for the guidance and control of the great currents of force which go into the life and work of the people, the demand is for men, honest, sagacious, steady, patient, sharp-sighted, and deep hearted.”
Around and about holdovers
June 30, 2001
Maria Regina Monroe will attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall. She graduated from Free State High School with a 3.7 grade point average. Maria is a member of the National Honor Society. She has also won numerous piano competitions. l
Policy flaws
June 30, 2001
To the editor: How is it that these days virtually every policy decision coming out of Washington is contrary to the best interests of the American people?
U.S. should build ties to India
June 30, 2001
Add the Bush push for missile defense to a long list of items separating India and China. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government likes it. Beijing hates it. Therein lies a tale of Asia’s most dangerous long-term tensions, and America’s obligation to avoid making them more dangerous. It is time for a bit of strategic heresy: The chances of serious conflict between India and China may now outrank the more obvious antagonisms between China and Taiwan as a threat to global stability. The balance of power across the Himalayas could be more tenuous than the confrontation across the Taiwan Strait.
6-30 medicine chest 1
June 30, 2001
Too much of a good thing? What virus kills an American or two a year but costs about $300 million to fight? Here’s a hint from the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University: It causes rabies.
Blotter
June 30, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Nation Briefs
June 30, 2001
New York City: Defendant knocks self out during trial Pennsylvania: Lawyer sues directory over bad photograph New York City: High school’s diplomas contain spelling error Florida: Hospital faces lawsuit for losing amputated leg
Nation Briefs
June 30, 2001
Cleveland: Dole goes home from hospital Washington, D.C.: Surgeon general feels chill
Military news
June 30, 2001
Anna Harvey has been awarded an Air Force ROTC college scholarship. The cadet was selected on the basis of comprehensive test scores, high school scholastic achievement, school officials’ evaluations and extracurricular activities. After college graduation and completion of the ROTC program, the cadet will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force.
Club News
June 30, 2001
6-30 What are you doing to stay cool this summer?
June 30, 2001
What are you doing to stay cool this summer?
Center offers volunteer opportunities
June 30, 2001
COMMUNITY Center expanding volunteer opportunity information
Lawrence High School Honor Roll
June 30, 2001
Lawrence High School announces students who made the second semester honor roll by earning at least a 3.5 grade point average. They are: Sophomores
Lawrence Free State High School Honor Roll
June 30, 2001
Free State High School announces students who made honors during the spring 2001 semester by earning at least a 3.5 grade point average. They are: Sophomores
Jun30-25
June 30, 2001
Officials said there might be a slight decrease in local school taxes the coming year despite a smaller-than-usual gain in property valuation within the local school district. It appeared there might be half-mill drop. Southwestern Bell was to begin charging customers for previously free local “information” calls within a matter of days, a company spokesman said.
Hormone advice pays off
June 30, 2001
Teresa Graedon King Features Syndicate
Births
June 30, 2001
* Janele and Joe Lewis, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday. * Sara Gillman and Mike Gillman, a girl, Thursday.
STATE FINANCES Out-of-state travel poses question of budget constraints ––— Legislators prioritize conferences despite cuts in travel expenses for executive agencies
June 30, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Kansas lawmakers tightened out-of-state travel for executive agencies, but they apparently haven’t applied the same belt-tightening to themselves.
6-30Email hoax
June 30, 2001
mmh@ljworld.com More: http://urbanlegends.about.com/science/urbanlegends/library/blemtax2.htm
Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work
June 30, 2001
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.189 a gallon at Site Service Station, East 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue.
6Sports report: Ex-KU player to hit open market
June 30, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Jacque Vaughn’s upcoming free agent status. Jacque Vaughn comments.
6Sports report: New KU AD not just a football and basketball guy
June 30, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on KU’s new AD, Allen Bohl. KU Softball coach, Tracy Bunge comments.
Weddings
June 30, 2001
Free State High School Honors
June 30, 2001
Friends and neighbors
June 30, 2001
Lawrence High School Honors
June 30, 2001
Anniversary
June 30, 2001
Local briefs
June 30, 2001
City offers guided tour of downtown sculptures The Lawrence Arts Commission invites the public to join this year’s exhibition juror, Bob Soppelsa, on a guided tour of the 14th Annual Downtown Lawrence Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. The tour begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Lawrence Public Library east entrance, 707 Vt. The tour concludes at Teller’s Restaurant, 746 Mass., for an informal reception. Cross Action, above, a welded metal sculpture on the northeast corner of 8th and Mass. is by artist Donald Dynneson, Seward, Neb. For more information, call Michael Tubbs, city management analyst at 832-7813. __________________________ Society: Ball’s fund-raising efforts produce $118,000 for LMH This year’s second annual Hearts of Gold Ball benefit for Lawrence Memorial Hospital raised more than $118,000, hospital officials said. More than 600 people attended the event last month. It was sponsored by the LMH Endowment Assn. in the Classic Eagle Distributing Warehouse, 801 E. Ninth St. “The night was magical,” said Nancy Longhurst, chairperson for the Hearts of Gold Steering Committee said. “Our community pulled together to benefit a wonderful cause. Thank you to everyone who took part.” Funds raised by the ball will go toward paying for renovation of space for the Oncology Center at LMH. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.189 a gallon at Site Service Station, East 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name of the business, the address and the price. Or go to www.ljworld .com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board. __________________________ Watkins trust suit gets go-ahead from court The lawsuit filed by residents of Kansas University’s Watkins and Miller halls will be allowed to move forward, a judge ruled Thursday. Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy rejected a request by attorneys from Bank of America and KU to dismiss the suit filed in March. The residents claim that the bank hasn’t used money left by Elizabeth Miller Watkins in 1939 to fix their aging buildings. Instead, they say, the bank has sent the money to KU, which has passed it on to the KU Endowment Association. The suit asks for “more than $75,000.” “I’m very pleased with the judge’s decision” said David Brown, the attorney representing the residents. “I’m eager for this matter to go forward. Hopefully, we’ll begin getting answers to questions we’ve been asking all along.” A KU spokeswoman and an attorney representing Bank of America both declined comment Friday, saying they hadn’t yet heard about Murphy’s ruling. __________________________ Perry resident charged in housefire incidents A Perry woman was arrested Thursday by Douglas County Sheriff’s officers for allegedly setting fire last year to a house in Eudora. Officers acted on a warrant charging Jill S. Lavin, 29, with one count of arson and one count of making a false writing. Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney confirmed the charges. She would only add that the alleged violations occurred in March 2000. The court file on the case will not be available until after Lavin makes her first court appearance July 11. Eudora Fire Chief Spencer McCabe and Police Chief Bill Long said three fires occurred in February and March at a residence Lavin owned. The fires were investigated by police, the Kansas Fire Marshal’s Office and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. McCabe and Long declined to discuss more details. Lavin was released on $7,500 bond. __________________________ Airlines changing locations at KCI Lawrence residents flying out of Kansas City International Airport in July may be a little disoriented when they return. That’s because the America West and Frontier airlines will temporarily relocate July 17 from Terminal A to Terminal C. The move is part of KCI’s phased construction plan for the Terminal Improvement Project. Travelers who leave their cars in the Terminal A garage before the move date will need to take the Red Bus to reach their cars if they return after July 17. Construction has put a crunch on roadways as well as terminals. Some traffic lanes are closed to make room for tented walkways. Curb space is limited, so officials suggest using the 30 minutes free parking in the garages and circle lots instead of parking at the curb. Passengers are also advised to arrive 30 minutes earlier than usual and to watch for signs directing them around construction zones. For construction updates, access www.iflykansascity.com on the Web, call the 24-hour automated line at (816) 243-3KCI, or listen to the airport’s radio station, 1610 AM.
Beating the heat
June 30, 2001
Braxton Olson, 3, tries to get a drink while cooling off on a friend’s Slip N Slide Friday afternoon. Today should be partly sunny with a high in the upper 80s.
Long arm of the law reaches into cyberspace
June 30, 2001
In the early days of the Internet, police sometimes shrugged off complaints about cyberstalking, telling victims: “Turn off your computer.” The response now, after numerous hair-raising cases, is likely to be different.
Coast Guard to offer boating-safety course
June 30, 2001
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a sailing fundamentals and boating-safety course beginning Tuesday. The class will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 21 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Bugs, Daffy take on Hitler
June 30, 2001
Few turn to the Cartoon Network for history lessons, but “ToonHeads: The Wartime Cartoons” (9 p.m. Sunday) illustrates how animated favorites, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Popeye and Elmer Fudd, were enlisted into the World War II propaganda effort.
Formula One: Schumacher slow again
June 30, 2001
Michael Schumacher continues to be slow when it doesn’t count. On Friday, a week after posting only the fourth-fastest practice time for the European Grand Prix, the three-time Formula One champion was even worse. Six drivers outran him in practice for the French Grand Prix.
Cart: DaMatta leads practice
June 30, 2001
Cristiano Da Matta averaged 130.932 mph for the fastest practice time Friday for the Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland. Da Matta, driving a Lola/Toyota, was well off the record-speed of 134.385 mph set by Jimmy Vasser in 1998.
Lazier nudges Fisher for IRL pole
June 30, 2001
Jaques Lazier, who got a ride earlier this week, knocked Sarah Fisher aside Friday and won the pole for the Indy Racing Northern Light Series’ debut at Richmond International Raceway.
Baseball Briefs
June 30, 2001
Rose Jr. returns to Reds’ system Phils’ Bottalico on DL Cubs put Duncan on DL Red Sox shelve Castillo Hayes suspended, fined D’Amico surgery slated Indians put Finley on DL
Rape accusation strengthens call for U.S. cutbacks in Okinawa
June 30, 2001
An American Air Force sergeant was under suspicion Friday in the alleged rape of a Japanese woman on Okinawa island, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Davis said. As many as seven other U.S. servicemen also were questioned about the attack, most as possible witnesses, Davis said. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said a number of servicemen had come to the woman’s aid.
Lawmakers swamped with e-mail hoax letters
June 30, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess It’s scary. Thousands are worried about it. But it’s just not true. The lie being perpetuated in e-mail warnings nationwide is that Congress aims to tax e-mail communication. The lie goes like this: A proposed bill, 602P, would enact a 5-cent federal levy per e-mail to help bail out the U.S. Postal Service.
Patients rights bill clears Senate
Fearing ‘runaway litigation,’ Bush says he won’t sign legislation
June 30, 2001
Defying a veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed sweeping patients rights legislation Friday night, promising millions of Americans new health care protections and the ability to sue their HMOs.
Federal panel announces automotive recalls
June 30, 2001
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 159,645 vans with fuel tanks that can crack and leak fuel, which can start fires if ignited. Ford said there have been no reports of accidents or fires because of the problem on 1997-2001 models of the E150, E250 and E350.
Helton: NASCAR just fine
June 30, 2001
The president of NASCAR believes Winston Cup racing remains in good shape despite the death of Dale Earnhardt, increased skepticism about driver safety and scrutiny over how the circuit handled the tragedy.
Kansas’ new AD knows importance of wins
June 30, 2001
By Chuck Woodling When Bob Frederick was hired as Kansas University athletics director back in 1987, his salary was $74,000 a year. When Frederick resigned in late April, he was making $166,000. That’s a gradual hike over 14 years of $92,000.
Worthy work
June 30, 2001
Journal-World Editorial A local sculptor is developing a reputation that should make Lawrence proud. Lawrence should be proud of a local sculptor who is building a national reputation.
Glen Woods
June 30, 2001
Fresno Bee column on Bohl
June 30, 2001
The Fresno Bee Al Bohl is gone.
Kansas to play UMKC in hoops
June 30, 2001
COLLEGE BASKETBALL Kansas to meet UMKC
Society calendar
June 30, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
6-30 Fireworks Breakout
June 30, 2001
Burcham blast The Lawrence Jaycees will sponsor Lawrence’s annual free fireworks show after sunset — about 9:45 p.m. — Wednesday at Burcham Park, Second and Indiana streets.
Business briefcase for Saturday
June 30, 2001
Economy grows more slowly than expected, economist says
City commissioners demand cuts to proposed budget
June 30, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Cut it out.
Local briefs for Saturday
June 30, 2001
Baldwin’s Martin makes all-state
Saturday Woodling column
June 30, 2001
When Bob Frederick was hired as Kansas University athletics director back in 1987, his salary was $74,000 a year. When Frederick resigned in late April, he was making $166,000. That’s a gradual hike over 14 years of $92,000.
Airlines making moves at KCI
June 30, 2001
TRANSPORTATION Airlines changing locations at KCI
Anniversaries
June 30, 2001
Crist Harlan and Velma Crist, Overbrook, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8.
s close
June 30, 2001
Dow Industrials —63.81, 10,502.40
Efficient search leads to hiring of promising athletics director
June 30, 2001
Congratulations to Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway for meeting his challenging, self-imposed schedule for selecting a new athletics director for the university. When the chancellor announced his plan to select a successor to retiring director Bob Frederick, he said he hoped to make a selection by the first of July. He did, indeed, meet this timetable and, based on comments of those on the search committee, Allen Bohl appears to be a good choice. He is described as an individual who will represent the school and athletic department in a fine manner, at ease with almost any kind of audience he might encounter. He has a record of being an effective fund raiser, and he knows the importance of having a sound football program.
Saturday Best Bets
June 30, 2001
GUIDED BY VOICES will play around 9 p.m. tonight at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. TODAY
Jun30-40
June 30, 2001
Local fireworks abuses were causing concern in the city, and the commission was considering steps to make things safer and less noisy for future holidays. The 1961 Douglas County wheat harvest was gaining momentum and indications were that there would be a massive flow of “Sunflower Gold” before thigns were wrapped up. Yields were generally good.
7-2 Coast Guard to offer boating safety course
June 30, 2001
Coast Guard to offer boating-safety course
Soundoff on disability parking
June 30, 2001
Is it correct that if I have a disability tag on my car that I don’t have to put money in any of the meters in town? Assistant City Manager Dave Corliss said, “Generally, the answer is yes.”
Violence flares, peace plan stalls as Powell leaves Mideast
June 30, 2001
Amid fresh outbreaks of violence, Secretary of State Colin Powell acknowledged Friday that his plan to steer Israel and the Palestinians to renewed peacemaking may fail. “The whole thing is being held hostage by the perpetrators of violence,” said Powell on his way home from a three-day Mideast trip.
Cabinet falls in fallout
June 30, 2001
Yugoslavia’s prime minister and five other top federal officials quit Friday to protest former president Slobodan Milosevic’s abrupt extradition to face U.N. war crimes charges. The resignations forced the dissolution of the Cabinet and threatened to alter the direction and pace of political reforms in the post-Milosevic era.
Lawmakers defend travel costs
June 30, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas lawmakers tightened out-of-state travel for executive agencies, but they apparently haven’t applied the same belt-tightening to themselves. Forty-five legislators and staff are planning to attend the National Conference of State Legislatures’ annual meeting Aug. 11-15 in San Antonio.
NBA Roundup: Kidd says arrest played part in trade
June 30, 2001
Jason Kidd said his trade from Phoenix to New Jersey caught him by surprise, even though he heard speculation last season that his days in Arizona were numbered. The first-team All-NBA point guard believes his arrest in January on a domestic violence charge might have played a part in the Suns’ decision to send him to the Nets on Thursday.
Father: Tiger can’t dance
June 30, 2001
It’s a good thing Tiger Woods pumps his fist after making a big shot. A dance would be a disaster, his father insists. It seems the greatest professional golfer of today and maybe ever can’t dance.
Weddings
June 30, 2001
Holscher-Darting Ashley Holscher and Dustin Darting were married Dec. 16, 2000, at the First Presbyterian Church, Topeka, with the Rev. Kirk Johnston officiating.
Saturday datebook
June 30, 2001
TODAY 6:30 a.m.: Lawrence Farmers Market, Vermont Street between 10th and 11th streets, 842-3883 or 838-4726.
Around and about
June 30, 2001
People
June 30, 2001
Theater in spotlight Love-hate relationship Shark’s best friend Reagan sunset
Nascar Busch: Harvick sets record, will start out front
June 30, 2001
Kevin Harvick set a qualifying record at The Milwaukee Mile to earn the pole for Sunday’s Busch GNC Live Well 250. Harvick, the Busch points leader, circled the flat oval in 29.394 seconds at 122.474 mph Friday for his fifth pole of the season.
Regulator shares doubt about Western claims
KCC member questions utility’s commitment to debt repayment
June 30, 2001
A skeptical state regulator has challenged an assertion by Western Resources Inc. that its reorganization plan won’t stick electric consumers with paying off corporate debt. The Kansas Corporation Commission is reviewing Western’s proposal to split its electric utility operations from its other business interests. The KCC finished a hearing on the plan Friday.
Kansas farmers see red over white wheat ruling
USDA determination could cost producers up to 25 cents a bushel
June 30, 2001
Weather conditions have so darkened Kansas’ white wheat varieties that federal grain inspectors are officially labeling the bulk of the crop as red wheat. In what could become a major setback for white wheat in Kansas, the mess also could cost producers and elevators up to 25 cents a bushel in premium prices.
Bohl did best at FSU by staying out of way
June 30, 2001
Al Bohl is gone. Those jumping in hysterical happiness can stop now. The same people and the rest of the Red Wave should thank the outgoing Fresno State athletics director and wish him well at Kansas University. He will need it.
Worthy subject
June 30, 2001
A local sculptor is developing a reputation that should make Lawrence proud. Lawrence should be proud of a local sculptor who is building a national reputation.
Horoscopes
June 30, 2001
Doctor with secret life convicted of killing wife
June 30, 2001
A doctor was convicted Friday of stabbing his wife to death in a park in what prosecutors said was an attempt to keep her from exposing his secret life of porn and prostitutes. Dr. Dirk Greineder, 60, was automatically sentenced to life in prison without parole for the Oct. 31, 1999, slaying of his wife, Mabel. She was murdered in a park near the couple’s home in the wealthy Boston suburb of Wellesley.
6-30 Fireworks Safety
June 30, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com Dr. Anthony Goetting knows firsthand the downside of July Fourth celebrations.
Richard MacCann
June 30, 2001
World Briefs
June 30, 2001
England: Liverpool airport to bear Lennon’s name South Africa: Bolobedu tribe’s rain queen dies China : Railway to Tibet to be world’s highest Lebanon: Former patriarch Maximus V dies at 93
Russians say Kursk safe to raise
June 30, 2001
The nuclear reactors aboard the sunken submarine Kursk are safe and won’t jeopardize a Dutch company’s effort to raise the stricken hulk from the seabed in September, the deputy head of the Russian navy said Friday.
Conservationists hold hope for tigers
June 30, 2001
In a radical new vision, a leading group of experts says that a century from now 100,000 tigers can roam the planet perhaps 20 times more than at present if the proper measures are taken.
Sunflower popularity growing in Kansas
State officials predict crop acreage will increase 45 percent this year
June 30, 2001
Van Gogh would have a field day. This year across much of Kansas, it will be easier than ever to find stretches of land bearing that signature Kansas object, the sunflower.
Retired grocery clerk bags jackpot
June 30, 2001
Silicon Valley’s newest multimillionaire is not a computer whiz but a retired grocery store clerk who won the biggest single-state lottery jackpot in U.S. history: $141 million. Alcario Castellano, 66, was all grins Friday.
National League Roundup: Bere bags rare complete game
Cubs’ hurler misses shutout but snares victory over Reds
June 30, 2001
Jason Bere dearly wanted the shutout. One bad pitch to the one hitter he couldn’t handle forced him to settle for less. Bere lost a bid for his first career shutout when Dmitri Young homered in the ninth, but got a personal breakthrough anyway as the Chicago Cubs beat Cincinnati, 7-1, Friday night.
American League Roundup: Clemens logs 11th win
Yankees’ ace victorious in seventh straight start
June 30, 2001
Roger Clemens once again pitched like an All-Star whether he’s going to Seattle for the game or not. Clemens had a shutout before tiring in the seventh inning as he won his seventh straight start, 7-5 over Tampa Bay on Friday night.
Ivanisevic continues comeback
Three-time runner-up aces American phenom to reach round of 16
June 30, 2001
Needing one point for victory, Goran Ivanisevic found himself confronted by demons from a decade of disappointment at Wimbledon. He was beating Andy Roddick but losing his cool and unable to move.
Sponsorships hit gear ––— Area companies count on race names
June 30, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com RELATED: www.racing.lawrence.com
Area briefs
June 30, 2001
Jealous wife goes after husband’s pet cat Pizza deliverer robbed of cash, food during call Flooding may close elementary school
6News report: New traffic law
June 30, 2001
By Janet Reid A new law goes into effect this Sunday, July 1. All drivers on a Kansas Highway, must pull to the left lane when a Kansas Highway Patrol Officer is on the side of the road or incur a $180 fine.
Slob sister should be told to ‘shape up or ship out’
June 30, 2001
Pootie Tang’: An inside joke that falls flat
June 30, 2001
Calling “Pootie Tang” incoherent doesn’t even begin to describe it. It’s more like an audiovisual assault. If the United States ever goes to war again, we can use “Pootie Tang” as a torture device against our enemies.
FSU shocked to lose Bohl
June 30, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Fresno, Calif. — The sun did rise and life went on during Day One of the post-Al Bohl era at Fresno State.