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Boat fire at Clinton Lake; no injuries reported
September 3, 2001
(Updated Monday at 6:15 p.m.) Authorities are responding to a report of a boat fire at Clinton Lake. According to information that has emerged, five people were involved, but none were injured.
Fresno slams OSU
September 3, 2001
David Carr threw for 340 yards and four touchdowns as Fresno State repeatedly struck with its big-play offense to defeat No. 10 Oregon State the highest-ranked team ever to visit Bulldog Stadium 44-24 on Sunday night.
Brees-less Boilermakers edge Bearcats in opener, 19-14
September 3, 2001
Purdue won its opener by running the ball and picking it off a sign of things to come without Drew Brees running the offense. Brandon Hance scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak, Joey Harris had a 16-yard touchdown run and Purdue’s defense intercepted three passes Sunday as the Boilermakers held on for a 19-14 victory over Cincinnati.
National League Roundup: Atlanta storms into first place
Braves use long ball to down Chicago, 7-4, and re-gain top spot in East
September 3, 2001
The Atlanta Braves are still in first place thanks to that rarest of games a victory at Turner Field featuring plenty of offense. Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones homered during a five-run third inning that backed the strong pitching of Kevin Millwood, carrying the Braves past the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Sunday.
American League Roundup: Mussina nearly perfect
Everett breaks up gem in ninth; Yanks win, 1-0
September 3, 2001
Mike Mussina was one strike away. And then, he lost it. Mussina’s bid for the first perfect game in the 89-year history of Fenway Park was broken up with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning by pinch-hitter Carl Everett’s clean single Sunday night in the New York Yankees’ 1-0 win over Boston.
Friends and neighbors
September 3, 2001
Kuerten wins in five sets
September 3, 2001
Gustavo Kuerten dug a big hole, then worked his way out Sunday night at the U.S. Open. The top-seeded Brazilian rallied to beat big-serving Belarussian Max Mirnyi 6-7 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the final match of the third round.
Teen derails Seles’ comeback in fourth round
September 3, 2001
She missed the French Open and Wimbledon, but Monica Seles diligently prepared for the U.S. Open, a tournament she has won twice. In four weeks, she played three tournaments in California and one in Canada, beating Jennifer Capriati, Martina Hingis, Serena Williams, Jelena Dokic and Justine Henin, although she did not win a title.
CBS gives Jerry Lewis a break
September 3, 2001
Jerry Lewis, who hosts his 36th Labor Day telethon today, has undergone a bit of image enhancement, courtesy of CBS.
UCLA defense makes statement
Bruins stifled Alabama in season-opening win at hostile Bryant-Denny Stadium
September 3, 2001
When the UCLA Bruins ran onto the field, you could make out a rainbow. The beach boys, as Alabama derisively nicknamed them, weathered an emotional downpour Saturday and ripped through a roaring red tide. The rowdy mob of 83,818 at Bryant-Denny Stadium did not rattle the Bruins.
Daly breaks long drought
Troubled golfer wins BMW Open for first title in six years
September 3, 2001
Redemption came Sunday for John Daly at the BMW International Open, where he won for the first time in six years. “I’m sure a lot of people gave up on me, but I hadn’t,” said Daly, who has had problems with drinking. “I’m a fighter.”
Ethel Markley DeGraff
September 3, 2001
Nancy Marlene Taul
September 3, 2001
Museum offers exhibit about small-town values
September 3, 2001
Ottawa’s Old Depot Museum is playing host to a traveling exhibit called “Vanishing towns/Vanishing values.” The exhibit features black and white photographs of small-town Kansas in declining population accompanied by American writers’ commentary on the advantages and drawbacks of rural life.
On the record
September 3, 2001
Local briefs
September 3, 2001
Public golf fees to increase Playing a round at Eagle Bend Golf Course is about to get more expensive. It now costs $10 to play nine holes on the public course near Clinton Lake on a weekday and $12 on the weekend; golfers must pay $15.50 on weekdays and $18 on the weekend to play 18 holes. Under the proposed increases, each fee will go up 50 cents. The cost of renting a cart for 18 holes on the weekend also would increase, from $11.50 to $12 a seat. Lawrence city commissioners are expected to approve fee increases for the course Tuesday. __________________________ Accident: Weekend rollover leaves teen-ager in fair condition After being ejected through the rear window of her car in an accident Saturday night, Kristen Leigh Neibarger, 16, Lawrence, was listed in fair condition Sunday afternoon at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. The one-car accident occurred at 10:35 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 40, about one-half mile east of the Lecompton turnoff. Neibarger was traveling eastbound when her white 1999 Toyota Corolla veered off the road, jumped a 15-foot culvert, flipped end over end and struck a wooden power pole. The car landed on its roof, and Neibarger landed in the roadway. She was not wearing a seat belt, authorities said. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.639 per gallon at Citgo, 2005 W. Ninth St, Miller Mart at East 19th Street and Haskell Avenue, and Site at East 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Museum board surprised by financial crisis, ‘rash’ action
September 3, 2001
By Mindie Paget Watkins Community Museum of History board members say a decision last week to reorganize museum staff and cut their pay came as a complete surprise. A seven-member management committee made the decision to alter the duties of Steve Jansen and Judy Sweets, the museum’s two full-time staff members. Their new job descriptions came with pay cuts of more than 25 percent.
Accident mishandled, couple says
Resident faces uphill battle convincing authorities she wasn’t beaten
September 3, 2001
By Mindie Paget As she came out of a sedative-induced haze, Elizabeth O’Konski heard nurses at Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s emergency room discussing her condition, but she couldn’t speak. Nurses asked O’Konski her face bloodied from where her teeth had come through her bottom lip if she’d been beaten.
Pool’s closure marks summer’s end
September 3, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess The start of school does not mean summer is over. But when the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., closes today at 9:30 p.m., the trees might as well drop their leaves. “It’s the final end of summer when the pool closes,” said Gay Schneider, 51, Lawrence. She was at the pool Sunday with her daughter, Kate, 9, and Cami Ford, 9.
Tryon services
September 3, 2001
Rights group condemns Zionism as racist
September 3, 2001
Pro-Palestinian groups scored a victory Sunday when a human rights forum coinciding with the World Conference Against Racism equated Zionism with racism and called for international sanctions against Israel.
Dougherty makes hole-in-one
September 3, 2001
Who says lightning can’t strike twice in the same place? Kansas University assistant basketball coach Neil Dougherty used a 9-iron Sunday to ace the par-3, 127-yard No. 2 hole at Alvamar Country Club. If this sounds familiar it’s because Dougherty’s first-ever hole-in-one came on the same hole that KU head coach Roy Williams aced on Aug. 22. Williams had used a pitching wedge for the first ace of his life.
Three’s company: NYC mayor rooms with gay couple
September 3, 2001
Howard Koeppel greets a visitor at his posh Upper East Side apartment, with its million-dollar views of midtown Manhattan. “Welcome to Gracie Mansion annex,” he says with a grin. “I’m the first lady.”
McDonald’s polishes tarnished image
Formerly homeless day laborer receives $1 million in giveaway
September 3, 2001
What a difference a breakfast sandwich can make. A few months ago, Patrick Collier and his fiancee Sandi Fabian were sleeping on cardboard boxes, Now, they’re millionaires.
Iran to open ‘den of spies’ museum
September 3, 2001
Iran is turning the former U.S. Embassy the so-called “den of spies” where 52 Americans were held hostage for nearly 15 months into a museum. Militant Iranian students seized the embassy in 1979, keeping the Americans captive for 444 days.
Park recovering after accident
September 3, 2001
Steve Park missed Sunday’s Southern 500, recovering in the hospital from a bizarre crash during the Busch race at Darlington Raceway the day before. Park had trouble standing up without feeling dizzy on Sunday morning, so doctors held him at Carolina’s Hospital System in Florence another day.
Winston Cup: Burton wins wild Southern 500
September 3, 2001
Ward Burton, who started 37th, passed Bobby Labonte seven laps from the finish and won a wild Southern 500 on Sunday, ending a 53-race victory drought. Burton, who hadn’t taken the checkered flag since winning Darlington Raceway’s spring event in 2000, now owns one of the sport’s most prestigious titles.
Haskell eager for home opener
Indians 0-2 after Saturday’s loss to Trinity Bible College
September 3, 2001
After two losses and 38 hours spent traveling on buses, Haskell Indian Nations University football players are “We’re ready for a home game, no doubt about it,” HINU coach Graham Snelding said.
Illini sneak past Jayhawks in overtime - Illinois 4, Kansas 3
KU allows goal in final minute of extra period
September 3, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Kansas’ women’s soccer team physically and emotionally dominated Illinois on Sunday at SuperTarget Field, but one mental mistake with just 14 seconds left cost the Jayhawks the game and their second victory.
Denver receiver arrested
September 3, 2001
Denver Broncos wide receiver Eddie Kennison was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors Sunday morning after a dispute with a security guard at a Baton Rouge nightclub, police said.
Tobacco trial seeks health monitoring
September 3, 2001
A landmark lawsuit aimed at forcing the tobacco industry to provide free annual medical tests for healthy smokers is a potential mine field for the dozens of witnesses expected to testify. Jury selection begins Wednesday in the class-action lawsuit, which has been carefully structured with restrictions on what can and cannot be said to preserve its status as a class action.
NFL, officials remain far apart
Stalemate continues as season nears
September 3, 2001
Negotiators for both the NFL and its locked out officials said Sunday they are optimistic they can reach agreement before the regular season starts in a week. In fact, they say the stalemate must end in three or four days.
Libyan threat to U.S. followed by overture
September 3, 2001
If U.S. firms do not return to oil fields they were forced to abandon because of sanctions against Libya, they will lose their rights to the fields, Libya’s foreign minister said Sunday.
Virginia boy, 10, dies day after shark attack
September 3, 2001
Some wary beachgoers stayed on shore and authorities patrolled waters Sunday where a shark killed a 10-year-old boy, the first fatal shark attack in the United States this year. The attack Saturday evening was the first in the area in 30 years. “I’d rather give the shark a little time to get further down the coast,” said Debbie Morris, 39, of Virginia Beach, who refused to allow her 11-year-old daughter into the water.
Preseason Camps Roundup: Cleveland deals Detmer
Detroit ships two draft picks for quarterback
September 3, 2001
The Cleveland Browns traded two backup quarterbacks and Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Carolina each cut another as NFL teams reached the 53-player limit Sunday. And the Buffalo Bills continued to sever ties with the past by cutting safety Henry Jones, one of the last veterans of the Super Bowl years.
University’s value recognized
September 3, 2001
People who work at the University of Minnesota and the taxpayers who support it should take pride in a new study that ranks the school among the nation’s top three public research universities.
Troy Donahue, ‘60s teen heartthrob, dies of heart attack
September 3, 2001
Actor Troy Donahue, a blond, blue-eyed heartthrob of the 1950s and ‘60s who starred in teen romances like “A Summer Place” and “Parrish,” died Sunday. He was 65. Donahue died at St. John’s Hospital and Medical Center in Santa Monica after suffering a heart attack on Thursday, family friend Bob Palmer said.
A telephone scavenger hunt
September 3, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate Lately, I’ve been having trouble reaching people on the phone. All I get is a recording and a set of instructions. I’m trying to make a phone call how did I get inside a scavenger hunt?
Box office has hearty offerings awaiting this fall
September 3, 2001
The palate has been cleansed. So have the brain cells. The gold mine teen demographic has been served, and the sequels have reaped the rewards of redundancy. And now, hopefully, it’s time for quality to have its say and its season.
Hollywood has record summer
September 3, 2001
Pretty much everyone in Hollywood foresaw a summer of record revenue. A relentless stream of blockbusters such as “Pearl Harbor,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and “Jurassic Park III” were expected to shatter the summer 1999 record of just under $3 billion.
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago today
September 3, 2001
Show of respect
September 3, 2001
Precious area
September 3, 2001
FBI conducts 2nd raid on pharmacy
Agents search for additional evidence in KC diluted chemotherapy case
September 3, 2001
Federal agents conducted another raid on a pharmacy owned by Robert R. Courtney, the pharmacist charged with diluting chemotherapy drugs for cancer patients. The four-hour raid on Saturday involved about two dozen agents from the FBI and the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations, FBI spokesman Jeff Lanza said.
Logan pays respects to businessman
September 3, 2001
The death of Dane Bales last week brought an end to a tradition 130 continuous years of business in Logan by a member of the Hansen family. This small Phillips County community closed up shop Wednesday to pay its respects to a man who was more than just a lifelong resident.
Best compromise
September 3, 2001
Wife learns of WWII pilot’s fate
September 3, 2001
After more than half a century, a Salina woman finally learned the fate of her husband who was declared missing in action in World War II. A messenger had come to Violet Mertz’s door on March 20, 1944, with a three-line telegram notifying her that her husband had been missing in action since March 5. Two years later, the Army declared him dead.
A combined crusade
September 3, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Both parents and college officials are beginning to take a stronger approach to student drinking. It wasn’t too many years ago that a lot of university administrators were inclined to view drinking by students as a “boys will be boys” and “girls will be girls” matter.
Company offers ‘hidden’ software that tracks stolen computers via Internet
September 3, 2001
When a Baltimore college student logged onto the Internet with a stolen laptop computer one day in June, he had no idea that the pilfered PC was making a secret call to someone who was looking for it. “Hi, I’m at this location,” the computer said.
Net-ready cell phones heed call for information
September 3, 2001
Wireless phone technology no longer is just for sending and receiving calls. The new phones let consumers use the Internet, send and receive e-mail and get driving directions. Want to know a baseball score? Not only can the new wireless phone technologies display the score, they can tell you who is on base and who is at bat.
Iomega hopes to add Zip to its business
September 3, 2001
Iomega Corp. chief executive Werner Heid knows how the razor-blade principle of business works: give away the razors and customers will have to buy the blades. As a vice president for Hewlett-Packard Co., he learned that the theory works in the world of computers. Sell enough printers at rock-bottom prices, and consumers will make up the difference by buying ink cartridges at $27 a pop.
Campaigns stump online
Political candidates turn to e-mail as cheap, fast tool
September 3, 2001
Michigan Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus hasn’t officially announced he’s running for governor. But every so often, the state Republican Party sends an e-mail about his accomplishments to 10,000 potential supporters. Massachusetts Treasurer Shannon O’Brien has an aide collecting e-mail addresses she can use in her Democratic gubernatorial race.
Improving toaster technology ensures you won’t get burned
September 3, 2001
By Dave Toplikar The shrill BEEEEEEEEEP of the smoke alarm spurred me into rushing down the stairs, through the family room and into the kitchen. Katy and Matt were watching for me, ready to shout in unison as they sat at the kitchen table. It was a running family joke. “Dad’s cooking again!”
World at your fingertips
Internet an agent of change for customers, airlines, agencies
September 3, 2001
Mike Sibley wants to control his travel reservations. He wants to feel confident he has the lowest airfare and the best rental car deal for his frequent trips to the Bay Area. That’s why the Mill Creek, Calif., environmental engineer turns to travel Web sites when booking vacations. Online travel has become increasingly popular as millions of travelers switch from traditional travel agents to online sites.
On the money: Time to re-evaluate your budgeting needs
September 3, 2001
Does it feel like more money is going out than coming into your household budget? Then it may be a good time to re-evaluate your budgeting needs and tighten a few purse strings.
Want to avoid costly pitfalls of debit cards? Try taking these steps
September 3, 2001
Debit cards offer the convenience of credit cards without the hassle of writing checks and without interest charges because they take money from your checking account. Nevertheless, there are potential perils.
Jayhawks pleased with victory in opener
But Kansas faces much bigger test Saturday against No. 17 UCLA
September 3, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas wide receiver Harrison Hill played the role of philosopher following the Jayhawks’ 24-10 season-opening victory over Div. I-AA Southwest Missouri State on Saturday night. “It’s not the greatest when you only win 24-10 against a team that a lot of people think you should beat worse, but we’re 1-0,” the senior co-captain rationalized.
Doggone good
Williams wins one for pooch, reaches quarters
September 3, 2001
The laugh was genuine, and the story, coming from Serena Williams, likely was true. Distraught after losing in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, Williams said, she broke the bad news to her dog, Jackie. “We can’t afford to eat anymore, because Mommy’s not doing well right now,” the 19-year-old Williams said she told the dog. “I looked in her eyes. We were both hungry, so …”
Safe result
September 3, 2001
Palmeiro powers Rangers in rout of Royals - Texas 12, Kansas City 6
September 3, 2001
In the final weeks of the 14th year of his marvelous career, Rafael Palmeiro seems to reach a milestone a day. On Sunday in Texas’ 12-6 victory over Kansas City, it was Andre Dawson and Jim Rice who felt Palmeiro’s presence on baseball’s all-time lists as he went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI singles.
World briefs
September 3, 2001
Colombia: Report raises doubts about anti-drug effort Iran: President appoints brother to office Ireland: Chinese premier arrives for visit North Korea: Resumption of talks with S. Korea proposed
Business briefcase for front
September 3, 2001
SURVEY Back-to-school business builds for shopping malls
9-2 Sunday business briefs
September 3, 2001
Faces and places Barb King has been named director of outpatient services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The department includes the endoscopy lab, pain management, IV outpatient infusion and LMH South.
s dream cubicle
September 3, 2001
Dare to dream Watch out, Ratbert. Among the features in a new prototype “dream cubicle” created by Scott Adams, creator of the “Dilbert” comic strip:
Building union power ––— Area contractors brace for push from labor
September 3, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com Earl Kanatzar doesn’t need a Labor Day vacation to reflect on the challenges that his labor union faces in Lawrence. A simple drive through almost any of the community’s new subdivisions will suffice.
DeGraff obit
September 3, 2001
Ethel Markley DeGraff Services for Ethel Markley DeGraff, 77, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
exhibit
September 3, 2001
Museum offers exhibit about small-town values
Believe it or not … another KU coach aces hole
September 3, 2001
KANSAS BASKETBALL Dougherty aces No. 2
Monday Datebook
September 3, 2001
TODAY Closed: All Douglas County Senior Services Inc. activities and services.
Haskell anxious for home game
September 3, 2001
J-W Staff Report After two losses and 38 hours spent traveling on buses, Haskell Indian Nations University football players are “
Monday Woodling column
September 3, 2001
Comparing football openers from one season to the next is like comparing M&Ms and Jelly Beans. For instance, how can we tell if this is a better Kansas University football team than it was a year ago based on what we saw on Saturday night?
Watkins Museum board surprised by financial situation
September 3, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com Watkins Community Museum of History board members say a decision last week to reorganize museum staff and cut their pay came as a complete surprise.
Soundoff on labor day
September 3, 2001
When was Labor Day first celebrated? The holiday paying tribute to the nation’s workers was first celebrated by the Central Labor Union in New York City in 1882, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. By 1885, the first Monday in September was a “workingman’s holiday” in many industrial centers, and its appeal grew steadily. In 1894 — with 23 states already observing Labor Day — Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.
End of the summer, pool
September 3, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com The start of school does not mean summer is over.
City golf fees increase
September 3, 2001
Public golf fees to increase Playing a round at Eagle Bend Golf Course is about to get more expensive.
s some words of wisdom on how to avoid costly pitfalls of debit cards
September 3, 2001
St. Petersburg Times Debit cards offer the convenience of credit cards without the hassle of writing checks and without interest charges because they take money from your checking account. Nevertheless, there are potential perils. Consider these tips:
KU content to be
September 3, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Kansas wide receiver Harrison Hill played the role of philosopher following the Jayhawks’ 24-10 season-opening victory over Div. I-AA Southwest Missouri State on Saturday night.
KU soccer falls in overtime
September 3, 2001
Lawrence Journal-World Sports Writer Kansas’ women’s soccer team physically and emotionally dominated Illinois on Sunday at SuperTarget Field, but one mental mistake with just 14 seconds left cost them the game and their second victory.
On labor’s day, unions at crossroads
September 3, 2001
Labor Day finds organized labor between setback and opportunity. Union membership is sliding. Thousands of jobs have disappeared because of the faltering economy. The Bush administration has crippled labor’s agenda on such issues as workplace safety regulations and union partnerships with government.
KU needs better game, bigger crowd for Bruins
September 3, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Comparing football openers from one season to the next is like comparing M&Ms and Jelly Beans. For instance, how can we tell if this is a better Kansas University football team than it was a year ago based on what we saw on Saturday night? Last year the Jayhawks stubbed their toes black and blue in a 31-17 loss at Div. I-A sad sack Southern Methodist.
Schumacher makes history
German winningest driver in Formula One
September 3, 2001
Michael Schumacher became the winningest driver in Formula One history on Sunday to strengthen another championship season with a victory in the Belgian Grand Prix. The German won for the 52nd time in his career, breaking the mark of 51 he held with Alain Prost of France.
Executive wage gap still widening
September 3, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group When last I took a Labor Day occasion to compare the average American workers’ paychecks to those of their bosses, the score was 1 to 419. That was two years ago.
Costly coin-calling service becoming thing of the past
September 3, 2001
When was the last time you stood in a phone booth with a pile of quarters, ready to make a long-distance call? Hardly anyone does that anymore. It’s part of America’s vanishing past. Most users choose credit cards, calling cards tied to their long-distance accounts or prepaid phone cards.
Put tax rebate from Uncle Sam to work
Paying off credit card debt, investing, saving among options for recipients
September 3, 2001
MON City agenda
September 3, 2001
Consent agenda * Review and approve minutes of the following boards and commissions: Planning Commission meeting of Aug. 22; Neighborhood Resources Advisory Committee meeting of Aug. 23; Board of Plumber and Pipe Fitters meeting of June 20; Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development monthly activity report for July; Aviation Advisory Board meeting of July 12.
0903 How are you spending Labor Day?
September 3, 2001
How are you spending Labor Day? Nicole D’Arcey,
WKD-Labor Day in the Lawrence public school system
September 3, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Aaron Doleman is a unique employee in the Lawrence school district.
MON City construction projects
September 3, 2001
Following is a list of construction projects that will affect traffic this week in the Lawrence area: 1. New Hampshire Street, 900 block, closed for Downtown 2000 construction project
The Mag: sunday in the arts
September 3, 2001
Sunday in the Arts Lawrence photographer Rick Mitchell to show work during First Friday Gallery Walk
The Mag: Theater box
September 3, 2001
What: “The Fever” by Wallace Shawn, performed by Matt Hislope When: e-mail capnmatty@hotmail.com for show locations and details
Baker soccer
September 3, 2001
J-W Staff Report Baldwin — Baker University’s women’s soccer team earned its first win in grand fashion Sunday.
The Mag: Big Jeter box
September 3, 2001
What: Big Jeter Audiovisual Club featuring “Night Warning” When: 10 p.m. today
CART: Emotional Moreno wins Molson Indy race
September 3, 2001
As the tears began flowing five laps from the end of the Vancouver Molson Indy, Roberto Moreno gave himself a little pep talk. “I thought, ‘No, you don’t do this or you’ll put the car in the wall and all your hard work will go away.”’
Indy Racing League: Hornish wraps up IRL championship
Younger Lazier claims first career victory in Delphi Indy 300
September 3, 2001
So, Sam Hornish Jr. is a millionaire. At the age of 22. He didn’t win the lottery or answer a bunch of game show questions to earn his money, either. He did it with consistent racing throughout the IRL season, clinching the points championship Sunday by finishing second to first-time winner Jaques Lazier in the Delphi Indy 300.
Australia to transfer stranded asylum-seekers to navy ship
September 3, 2001
Helicopters ferried food and blankets Sunday to hundreds of refugees stranded for a week on a Norwegian cargo ship as an Australian warship pulled up nearby to take them to Papua New Guinea.
Horoscopes
September 3, 2001
Births
September 3, 2001
* Kodi L. Kloepper and Bret M. Herlein, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. * Eric and Crystal Wilkins, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
Labor Day belongs to unsung workers
District’s nonteaching employees keep school machinery humming
September 3, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Aaron Doleman is a unique employee in the Lawrence school district. He’s the lone auto mechanic on the payroll. That means he’s personally responsible for keeping mowers humming in summer, snowblowers churning in winter and a fleet of about 50 vehicles moving year round.
Baker soccer team shuts out Newman
September 3, 2001
Baker University’s women’s soccer team earned its first win in grand fashion Sunday. The Wildcats saw four different players score and goalkeeper Beth Tindle earned the shutout as BU blasted Newman, 5-0.
National briefs
September 3, 2001
Florida: Bible deflects shotgun blast Montana: Wildfire still growing at Glacier National Park Miami: Tropical Storm Erin forms Iowa: Powerball hits $16 million<
What’s new
September 3, 2001
SpamCon to the rescue Updated robotic Lego unit makes programming easier Tips for buying MP3 players
Proposal creates paternal duties
Minister backs bill putting onus on fathers to discover pregnancy
September 3, 2001
By Dave Ranney Four years ago, Jim and Donna Ruble adopted a baby boy whose 17-year-old mother could not care for him. Twelve hours after giving birth, the baby’s mother signed the adoption papers, knowing the Rubles he’s a banker, she’s a nurse would give her son a better life. The boy’s father had left her long ago.
Couple: accidental fall misinterpreted
September 3, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com As she came out of a sedative-induced haze, Elizabeth O’Konski heard nurses at Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s emergency room discussing her condition, but she couldn’t speak.
s New briefs
September 3, 2001
Updated robotic Lego unit makes programming easier Lego is making it easier to make your own robot.
9-3 online travel
September 3, 2001
Scripps Howard News Service Mike Sibley wants to control his travel reservations.
City commission
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets
September 3, 2001
MON City bottom line
September 3, 2001
Agenda highlights * 6:35 p.m. Tuesday * City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets The Lawrence City Commission will receive a staff report regarding downtown bicycle issues.
Costly coin-calling service becoming thing of the past
September 3, 2001
When was the last time you stood in a phone booth with a pile of quarters, ready to make a long-distance call? Hardly anyone does that anymore. It’s part of America’s vanishing past. Most users choose credit cards, calling cards tied to their long-distance accounts or prepaid phone cards.
MON City background
September 3, 2001
Bicyclists have been complaining about written warnings the city has issued to bikes parked downtown in locations other than racks. City staffers say there are 22 locations downtown that could be fitted with additional racks, and that city ordinances regarding bike parking should be rewritten for more clarity.
Pioneer heart-transplant surgeon dies
September 3, 2001
Dr. Christiaan Neethling Barnard, a South African doctor working out of a little-known hospital who became an international hero by performing the first successful human heart transplant, died Sunday. He was 78.
Peace talks again proposed
September 3, 2001
Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinian gunmen early Sunday during a six-hour gunbattle in the divided West Bank city of Hebron, both sides said. The latest violence came as Israel’s Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said he was working to set up truce talks with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
New bigar 9/3 landers
September 3, 2001
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Blotter
September 3, 2001
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
World briefs
September 3, 2001
Germany: Berlin Airlift pilot dies Iran: Jailed filmmaker released on bail Uganda: Assailants kill six in ambush on aid truck Mexico: Gunmen kill top aide to Mexican governor
September 3, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Four years ago, Jim and Donna Ruble adopted a baby boy whose 17-year-old mother could not care for him.
Woman’s flirtations make stepdaughter uncomfortable
September 3, 2001
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September 3, 2001
Name it after Dave Heart surgery has perks Too posh? Queen mum takes medical tests