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Help the museum
September 6, 2001
To the editor: As president of the Douglas County Historical Society, I want to thank the Lawrence Journal-World for publicizing the financial problems of the Watkins Community Museum of History.
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September 6, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com RELATED: growth.lawrence.com
County pay scale soundoff
September 6, 2001
I’d like to know when the county is going to bring the pay scale for its employees up to the same dollar amount as surrounding counties and the city of Lawrence? The differential between the two is great, like $3 an hour for some jobs. Whatever happened with the pay differential study the county did a few years ago? Pam Madl, Douglas County’s director of administrative services, said the county has increased the pay scale for a number of sets of positions in the past several years.
The Mag: Top Movies
September 6, 2001
Movies 1. “Jeepers Creepers,” $15.8 million
September 6, 2001
Without ‘Warning’ Musical humorists Big Jeter help present bad cinema to an adoring public
9-6 photos and poems intro
September 6, 2001
These “darkroom poems” are a collaborative venture by Lawrence High School students. For the project, students in Angelia Perkins’ advanced photography class anonymously submitted a photograph they had taken to Joy Clumsky’s creative writing class.
The Mag: What are you reading?
September 6, 2001
What are you reading? Kelvin Suddith,
Science for hindrance?
September 6, 2001
The discovery of a new type of plant should not further delay installation of the southern trafficway. A Kansas University botanist is to be congratulated for his role in the discovery of two new species of plants in Kansas.
The Mag: Sultan of swing
September 6, 2001
Swing king Western guitar legend Hank Thompson still delights audiences after six decades
The Mag: 9/6 Two Hanks photos cutline
September 6, 2001
HANK THOMPSON, left, is pictured with Hank Williams Sr. Both musicians are wearing rhinestone suits, designed by iconic pop-culture clothing designer Nudie.
Hotel group eyes site
September 6, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com With anticipated openings of a new parking garage this fall, a relocated Lawrence Arts Center this spring and a mixture of shops, offices and apartments to follow, only one big issue remains for developers of the Downtown 2000 project along New Hampshire Street.
The Mag: Indian Art Poster cutline
September 6, 2001
Thad Allender/Journal-World Photo MARIA MARTIN hangs the 2001 Lawrence Indian Arts Show poster in the meeting room at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The show includes each year’s promotional poster for the Indian Arts Show, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. today with a benefit opening and awards ceremony at Kansas University’s Museum of Anthropology.
The Mag: Top Music
September 6, 2001
Singles 1. “I’m Real,” Jennifer Lopez
Wigand to speak at Holidome, Central on September 26
September 6, 2001
Chemist who inspired movie to speak in Lawrence
9-7 Kathy Elaine Bomberger obit
September 6, 2001
Kathy Bomberger Topeka — Services for Kathy Elaine Bomberger, 50, San Leon, Tex., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka.
9-7 Mabel Irene Cowart obit
September 6, 2001
Mabel Irene Cowart Baldwin — Services for Mabel Irene Cowart, 74, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin.
9-7 Nowak services
September 6, 2001
Nowak services Services for Van Franklin “Smokey” Nowak, 64, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery.
9/9 Wright services
September 6, 2001
Wright services Memorial services for John C. Wright, 68, Austin, Tex., will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Ecumenical Christian Ministries.
LHS tennis results
September 6, 2001
High School Results Thursday at Lawrence Tennnis Center
Free State tennis results
September 6, 2001
High School Results HIGHLAND PARK TOURNAMENT
The Mag: Movie Spread
September 6, 2001
American Pie 2 Screenwriter Adam Herz works with bodily discharges and fetishes the way a jazz musician handles melodies and instruments. The storyline for the sequel pretty much follows the first “American Pie,” but Herz and director J.B. Rogers (“Say It Isn’t So”) manage to elicit a surprising amount of guilty chuckles for a retread. This time around the guys (Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Seann William Scott and Eddie Kaye Thomas) are fresh out of their first year of college and are living together in a Lake Michigan beach house. Herz has a pretty good idea of what worked in the first movie, so there is more of Eugene Levy as Jim’s well-meaning but intrusive dad, and Alyson Hannigan (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), who stole the last film as a band camp devotee, has a more substantial and affectionate role. It’s encouraging that the new film’s funniest gag involves a trombone that has no kinky complications. If Herz and his collaborators keep up this type of comedy, they may one day succeed at making flicks that don’t rely on violating innocent flutes or pastries. (R) — DL
Baldwin volleyball
September 6, 2001
High School Results Thursday in Bonner Springs
Free state sophomo football
September 6, 2001
High School Results SOPHOMORES
The Mag: 9/6 Best Bets
September 6, 2001
Brilliant improv Einstein Electric,
captions for Himes story
September 6, 2001
Bill Snead/Journal-World Photo Jeanie Himes sat by the window in the master bedroom of her home while her husband Larry drifted in and out of consciousness. Larry was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease in February, 1999 and he died August 4, 2001. Jeanie Hime, with help from her family, friends and Hospice in Douglas County cared for Larry at their west Lawrence home during his illness.
Tennis
September 6, 2001
High School Results TOPEKA HIGH JV QUADRANGULAR
The Mag: Historical present
September 6, 2001
*** Historical present
The Mag: Theater cutline
September 6, 2001
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo FOR MATT HISLOPE, a Kansas University senior majoring in theatre, there is nothing more frightening than performing an 88-minute, one-man play. But he is doing just that with Wallace Shawn’s “The Fever,” in intimate home settings for small groups.
September 6, 2001
Hislope spreads ‘Fever’ Performer brings one-man show to audience living rooms
The Mag: 9/6 Weird News
September 6, 2001
Lead stories Istanbul’s leading circumciser, Kemal Ozkan (106,000 lifetime procedures), predicted in August that because of the economic downturn, he will perform only half of the 3,000 he performed last year. Depleted government budgets force Turk boys in poverty to wait until military service to get cut, according to an Associated Press dispatch, and business is off by half at the famous Circumcision Palace (the place where well-off parents can have their sons snipped upstairs and then fete them at elaborate parties downstairs). In the traditional Turkish coming-of-age ceremony, boys parade beforehand through the streets dressed like royalty in white suits with capes, holding gold-trimmed scepters.
Haskell soccer bows in opener
September 6, 2001
Haskell soccer team falls in opener, 13-1
Without ‘Warning’
Big Jeter unleashes bad cinema on unsuspecting moviegoers
September 6, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Leaving a tape recorder unattended during the middle of an interview can lead to dangerous consequences. When the recording of a recent conversation with Kansas City tunesmith Big Jeter is played back, a whispering voice offers a subtle but strong hint, “Give Big Jeter the cover. You are going to do whatever it takes to give us the cover. Do whatever it takes to put us on the cover of this week’s issue and EVERY issue of The Mag.”
Nation Briefs
September 6, 2001
Michigan: Investigation ordered in camp shootings Miami: Wave of Cuban migrants hits Florida over holiday
Gordon to give Bugs, Elmer ride at Richmond
September 6, 2001
Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd will be along for the ride when Jeff Gordon chases his sixth victory of the season.
runs dryer
September 6, 2001
‘Til the ‘WELL’ runs dryer Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link attempts to outlast the dot.com fallout
s summer
September 6, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Drew Gooden played pick-up basketball with Michael Jordan and some other NBA greats at Jordan’s camp for youths in July in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The Mag: Artistic merit
September 6, 2001
Artistic merit Posters review the best of American Indian art
The Mag: 9/6 Art Box
September 6, 2001
What: “13 Years: Lawrence Indian Arts Show Posters” When: Throughout September
Horoscopes
September 6, 2001
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago today
September 6, 2001
Social Security crisis a matter of time
September 6, 2001
By Sean G. Tuffnell National Center for Policy Analysis If there was ever any question why so many younger Americans tune out politics, one need not look any further than the current debate over the Social Security surplus.
Bush’s world policy a no-go
September 6, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group There must be a better way to win friends and influence nations than walking out of conferences, denouncing treaties or sitting on your hands while the Middle East burns. But the Bush administration seems unable or unwilling to demonstrate to the world that it can find that way.
Lawrence briefs
September 6, 2001
Preliminary hearing set for ex-used car dealer KU Hispanic heritage to be celebrated in parade Police investigate rape report City administrator of Tonganoxie resigning KU sets final exams Ottawa event showcases antique tractors, engines University to sponsor obesity conference
Raiders hope to extend three-game sizz vs. Chiefs
September 6, 2001
Even though players come and go and the coaching staffs never stay the same for long, it’s still the Raiders-Chiefs. The second game these two proud franchises ever played, in 1960, they played against each other. Their all-time record is Kansas City 42 wins, Oakland 40, ties two.
Rams’ coach furious at media
Martz shoos photographers, TV cameras from field after snapping at question about two-back offense
September 6, 2001
St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz had to be talked out of closing practice Wednesday after he was asked about using running backs Marshall Faulk and Trung Canidate together in the backfield.
Sampras overcomes Agassi
Safin next up for comeback-minded netter
September 6, 2001
Full house. Marquee matchup. U.S. Open. And Pete Sampras played like a champ. Taking another huge step in his remarkable resurgence, Sampras edged longtime rival Andre Agassi 6-7 (7), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) in a quarterfinal thriller Wednesday night.
Consultants’ report draws concerns
September 6, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Fairness questions are being raised about a South Lawrence Trafficway survey commissioned by the state highway department. The survey was done last month by Colorado consultants hired by the Kansas Department of Transportation. KDOT is trying to determine a viable route for the trafficway’s uncompleted eastern leg that is broadly accepted by the community.
Briefcase
September 6, 2001
Boeing employees land at Windy City headquarters Television: China open to trading of cable TV programming Economy: Retailers register gains from school shopping Forecast: Treasury leader optimistic
Electric rates climb higher
Regulators amend decision, allow KPL charges to increase by 4.4 percent
September 6, 2001
By Scott Rothschild State utility regulators Wednesday gave KPL electric customers a jolt in their rates. An anticipated 3.3 percent increase in electric rates will instead be a 4.4 percent increase, under an order by the Kansas Corporation Commission. And instead of the new rates being added to bills next spring, the rates are effective immediately and will pop up in this month’s bills.
Psychic’ Georgia lawmaker has vision of Chandra Levy
September 6, 2001
The spirit of Chandra Levy ventured into the Georgia legislature’s special redistricting session this week when a lawmaker hinted to her colleagues that she had had a psychic vision of the missing woman.
Patty Hearst makes bow off-Broadway
September 6, 2001
Patty Hearst will appear in the touring production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” when it plays Sept. 18-23 at the Shubert Theater in New Haven.
East meets Bible Belt
Self-help guru Deepak Chopra opens shop in Georgia
September 6, 2001
In self-help books rooted in Eastern spirituality, Deepak Chopra writes that people can reverse aging by changing their thoughts. His Web site says astrology can forecast disease. He once wrote an essay for Playboy titled “Does God Have Orgasms?”
Film Review - ‘Rock Star’
Mark Wahlberg enjoys rise and fall of overnight ‘Rock Star’ in truth-based tale
September 6, 2001
By Loey Lockerby Every kid who ever picked up an electric guitar or a microphone probably dreamed of being like Tim “The Ripper” Owens. The Ohio cover band singer and Judas Priest fanatic was tapped to be the new frontman for his idols when Rob Halford left in the mid-‘90s, living out a rags-to-riches fantasy that sounds like it could only happen in the movies.
Debunking media myths
Critic Richard Roeper takes aim at popular urban legends of film, TV and music
September 6, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near As one half of the television team responsible for “Ebert and Roeper and the Movies,” film writer Richard Roeper is often overlooked due to his pairing with power critic Roger Ebert. But fans of movies and other media-related tidbits may appreciate the fact that Roeper, and not his tubby companion, is the one authoring “Hollywood Urban Legends.”
What Are You Reading?
September 6, 2001
Gooden works on game with NBA players
September 6, 2001
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden played pick-up basketball with Michael Jordan and some other NBA greats at Jordan’s camp for youths in July in Santa Barbara, Calif. He played 1-on-1 against former Cal standout Shareef Abdur-Rahim, defeating the Atlanta Hawks’ forward “40 percent of the time” in individual workouts back in June back in the Bay Area.
Thulium resurfaces
Kansas City power pop quartet returns to the local music scene
September 6, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Music fans attending their first Thulium show might be surprised to find that the raucous Kansas City, Mo., power pop quartet doesn’t cater to the mosh pit crowd.
Exclusive Online Profile: Chef Robbi Jenkins
New Prairie Fire chef brings much experince to Lawrence
September 6, 2001
By Michael Newman When Prairie Fire’s new chef Robbi Jenkins attended Washington DC’s Howard University, she had it in mind to become a professor of American History. But the break she took after graduation, before beginning her Masters degree never ended.
The Mag: 9/6 Thulium Cutline
September 6, 2001
FROM LEFT, THULIUM members Matt Groebe, Drew Scofield, Jeff Polaschek and Bryan Chesen have returned to the local music scene with a pared-down lineup and a ton of new material.
The Mag: 9/6 Thulium box
September 6, 2001
What: Thulium (free all-ages acoustic show) Where: Kasper’s Bar & Grill, 3115 W. Sixth
The Mag: Debunking media myths
September 6, 2001
Debunking media myths Critic Richard Roeper takes aim at popular urban legends of film, TV and music
The Mag: Secret society of speed
September 6, 2001
Secret society of speed ‘The Fast and the Furious’ inspires columnist to challenge Lawrence motorists
The Mag: Shalors cutline
September 6, 2001
Thad Allender/Journal-World Photo SHALOR’S HEAD CHEF Jason Coen, left, holding a grilled pork loin with Belgian endive and cranberry reduction, and waiter Kyle Batten share a playful moment at the restaurant, 701 Mass.
Parting shot
September 6, 2001
Arts Notes
September 6, 2001
Oread bookstore slates two book signings Carlyle Smith to show jewelry at KU gallery Film entries needed for Lawrence festival Gov. Graves to appear in ‘The Odd Couple’
Margaret Lantz
September 6, 2001
Fox unexpectedly requests quick action on immigration
September 6, 2001
Mexico President Vicente Fox, the first state visitor of the Bush presidency, challenged the United States on Wednesday to strike an agreement on immigration by year’s end. President Bush said “there is no more important relationship” than with Mexico but did not embrace Fox’s ambitious deadline.
Lawrence High School students score big on SAT
September 6, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Students at Lawrence High School set a new standard of excellence on the SAT, scoring more than 100 points above national averages on both sections of the exam. There’s a simple explanation for the unprecedented performance on the college-entrance exam. “Some really bright kids took it,” said Linda Allen, an LHS counselor.
Grand National points leaders
The top-10 drivers as of Sept. 1:
September 6, 2001
Out of Bounds: Secret society of speed
The Fast and the Furious’ inspires columnist to challenge Lawrence motorists
September 6, 2001
By Seth Jones I know they’re out there. I just need to find them. But these street-racing gangs, man, they’re sneaky.
The Mag: CD reviews
September 6, 2001
Jadakiss “Kiss Tha Game Goodbye”
SUN WIRE poll question
September 6, 2001
Which of these issues are most important to you when you think about your death? l Control of care at the end of my life
The Mag: Calendar
September 6, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
On the record
September 6, 2001
The Mag: Arts notes
September 6, 2001
Gov. Graves to appear in ‘The Odd Couple’
EU remains past deadline at UN racism conference
September 6, 2001
Under threat of a devastating European walkout, the World Conference Against Racism held closed-door meetings Wednesday to try to find compromise language on the Israel-Palestinian conflict and reparations for slavery.
6Sports report: LHS girls tennis tied 0-1-1
September 6, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence High’s girls tennis team.
Dark days for Dodge over in NASCAR
September 6, 2001
Whether it was a rule change or just hard work, Dodges are making their mark at the top of the NASCAR circuit for the first time since the heyday of Richard Petty.
Stop ‘N’ Go: Random thoughts on racing
September 6, 2001
Thursday Best Bets
September 6, 2001
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND plays at 9 p.m. today at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. TODAY
The Mag: Out of Bounds Car cutline
September 6, 2001
Matt Daugherty/Journal-World Photo COLUMNIST SETH JONES speeds through a Lawrence intersection in his 1999 Chevrolet Camaro.
The Mag: 9/6 Calendar cutlines
September 6, 2001
ROLLINS BAND will play on Wednesday night at The Granada, 1020 Mass. SARA THE TIGER WHISPERER will perform as part of the 130th edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, running today through Sunday at Kemper Arena, 1800 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.
Thursday datebook
September 6, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department WIC voucher pick-up, 200 Maine, 843-0721.
The Mag: Thulium resurfaces
September 6, 2001
Thulium resurfaces Kansas City power pop quartet returns to the local music scene
Calendar
September 6, 2001
CD Reviews
September 6, 2001
The Mag: Parting Shot
September 6, 2001
PATRONS SPIN ATOP the Rampage ride while bathed in neon light during the Douglas County Free Fair in early August.
Our Town Sports
September 6, 2001
Lions climb tennis ladder
Youthful LHS squad draws with SM South, 2-2, after falling to Olathe South, 3-1
September 6, 2001
By Levi Chronister It was another step forward for the Lawrence High girls’ tennis team on Wednesday, even if the results didn’t indicate as much. The Lions, who have 25 sophomore and juniors on the 42-player roster, dropped a 3-1 decision to Olathe South and split with Shawnee Mission South, 2-2, at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
BV West golfer sacks title
Legler’s 37 leads Firebird Invitational; Johnson paces Free State
September 6, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Blue Valley West, the newest high school in the state, has a bonafide No. 1 girls golfer this fall. Senior Lauren Legler, who placed fourth at Class 6-5A state last year while attending Blue Valley, shot a 1-over-par 37 on Eagle Bend’s back nine on Wednesday to win the Firebird Invitational.
Redistricting committee meets
Lawmakers plan to begin narrowing choices of proposed district maps
September 6, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Lawmakers on a special committee redrawing congressional boundaries meet today with about a dozen proposed maps before them. But it’s the unofficial maps to split Lawrence between two congressional districts that have captured everyone’s attention.
Jayhawks cruise past Wichita State
Kansas elevates its volleyball record to 5-0 on strength of .418 hitting percentage
September 6, 2001
By Doug Pacey The three volleyball games Kansas and Wichita State played were not really not as close as the scores indicated. Still, the Jayhawks whipped the Shockers handily, 30-14, 30-20 and 30-19, Wednesday night at the Horejsi Center.
Frosh kicker Beck battled butterflies
September 6, 2001
By Robert Sinclair As Johnny Beck strolled onto the Memorial Stadium turf last Saturday afternoon, he looked around and knew he wasn’t at Kansas City Piper High anymore. “When I first walked out there for pregame, I was really nervous,” Kansas University’s freshman kicker said.
Foyt hires Ray for Texas event
September 6, 2001
Former Indy Racing League champion Greg Ray, fired from his ride last month, will race for A.J. Foyt, and former Formula One driver Johnny Herbert will make his series debut in the season-finale on Sept. 16 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Diluted drug case poses questions about regulation
GOP asks if more scrutiny needed
September 6, 2001
The case of the Kansas City, Mo., pharmacist accused of diluting chemotherapy drugs has Republicans asking whether the government should boost its oversight of the practice. Robert R. Courtney is charged with diluting chemotherapy medicine for cancer patients to pocket hundreds of dollars per dose.
World Briefs
September 6, 2001
Peru : Homicide charges filed against ex-president India: Bishop: Mother Teresa underwent exorcism Russia: Arctic artifacts show early settlement Germany: Organ performance to last 639 years
Hislope spreads ‘The Fever’
Local performer brings one-man show into audience members’ living rooms
September 6, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Matt Hislope is not a lunatic, but he’s crazy about theater. And sometimes his methods prove it.
Religious ritual shouldn’t be forced on visiting in-laws
September 6, 2001
Movie Listings
September 6, 2001
TOP MUSIC
September 6, 2001
TOP MOVIES
September 6, 2001
Science for hindrance?
September 6, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The discovery of a new type of plant should not further delay installation of the southern trafficway. A Kansas University botanist is to be congratulated for his role in the discovery of two new species of plants in Kansas.
People
September 6, 2001
Tribute to Aaliyah Extortion case targeted Rimes McCartney has frog in his throat Fourth trip down the aisle Mariah postpones interview
Artistic merit
Posters review the best of American Indian art
September 6, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near The American Indian art scene is not only alive and well, but it’s also literally bursting at the seams with new and established artists, creating a plethora of work in almost every medium imaginable. And Lawrence known as an enclave for burgeoning artists and home to Haskell Indian Nations University will soon find itself inundated with fairs and exhibits throughout the next month.
Friends and neighbors
September 6, 2001
Red Sox take aim at GM
September 6, 2001
The Boston Red Sox are failing on the field and feuding with management. In the past month, they lost manager Jimy Williams, nine straight games and any realistic hope of reaching the playoffs. Their best two players are upset and the team could be sold in the offseason.
American League Roundup: Clemens claims 19th victory
Mariners trounce Tampa Bay for triumph No. 100
September 6, 2001
Roger Clemens walked away with another win and a few more historic souvenirs. Clemens set a Yankees mark with his 15th straight victory, leading New York over Toronto, 4-3, Wednesday night.
National League Roundup: Marlins stun Cubs in ninth
Schilling wins 20th as D-backs belt Giants
September 6, 2001
Preston Wilson knows what it’s like to be on the wrong end of a crushing defeat. Wilson’s three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning rallied the Florida Marlins over the Chicago Cubs, 7-6, Wednesday night.
Tories need some convincing
September 6, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Britain’s Conservative Party has been drubbed in the last two elections and now is riven by a leadership contest between two men diametrically opposed on the most important question this country has faced since World War II relations with the European Union.
Slavery’s stain still remains
September 6, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group So daunting a question is racism as America’s withdrawal this week from the international conference in South Africa reminds us that seeing it through one person’s wise and loving eyes is among the few ways we have of rendering it manageable.
Museum future
September 6, 2001
Museum help
September 6, 2001
Constance Rosann Budreau
September 6, 2001
Van Franklin Nowak
September 6, 2001
Johnson services
September 6, 2001
Dolbier services
September 6, 2001
Chamber takes heat after newspaper article
September 6, 2001
Businesses are leaving the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce after newspaper publisher and chamber member Dane Hicks ran a front-page article about the drunken driving arrest of an Anderson County commissioner.
Investors battle for cattle losses
September 6, 2001
A battle for the assets of Missouri man accused of selling the same cattle to more than one investor promises to pit private investors against banks, lawyers say. The Omaha World-Herald reported last month that George L. Young’s cattle businesses closed Aug. 10, and media reports have estimated losses at up to $100 million.
N. Ireland school blast horrifies Protestants, Catholics alike
September 6, 2001
Protestant extremists hurled a homemade grenade at schoolgirls and their parents Wednesday, wounding four police officers in a hate-fueled confrontation outside a Catholic elementary school.
Oklahoma to prosecute Terry Nichols
September 6, 2001
Ending months of speculation about whether he would drop the case, the new district attorney in Oklahoma City said Wednesday that he will prosecute bombing conspirator Terry Nichols on state murder charges that could bring the death penalty.
Two to visit KU this weekend
September 6, 2001
Two highly touted high school basketball players will be visiting Kansas University’s campus this weekend for the Jayhawks’ football game against UCLA. Hassan Adams, a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Westchester High in Los Angeles, and Brad Buckman, 6-8, 225 from Austin, Texas, will be here for official campus visits.
NFL increases offer to refs
League gives officials one day to respond
September 6, 2001
The NFL Referees Union has a day to consider a new offer by the league before replacements are assigned to work the opening week of the regular season. The NFL increased its offer to the locked-out officials Wednesday but rejected a call by the union for arbitration in a meeting that lasted just a half-hour.
Angels turn back Royals
September 6, 2001
Ismael Valdes became the first Anaheim starter to win since Aug. 19, and Scott Spiezio hit a two-run homer to help the Angels break a four-game losing streak against the Kansas City Royals with a 4-1 victory Wednesday night.
Kinsey: Suspension ‘learning experience’
September 6, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Mario no longer is mum. Kansas University red-shirt freshman quarterback Mario Kinsey spoke with members of the media Wednesday for the first time since serving a one-game suspension for violating team rules.
Sampras super
September 6, 2001
Pete Sampras won a quarterfinal thriller against Andre Agassi in the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Sampras recorded a 6-7 (7), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) victory Wednesday night in New York.
Costa Rica tops U.S.
Shutout loss hurts Cup chances
September 6, 2001
The United States put its chances of qualifying for next year’s World Cup in jeopardy, playing dismally in a 2-0 loss to Costa Rica on Wednesday night.
City gymnasts ready for season opener today at Free State
Two Shawnee Mission schools to invade for quadrangler with Lions, Firebirds
September 6, 2001
Following four weeks of practice, Kathy Johnson, co-head coach at Lawrence High and Free State High, eagerly awaits today’s gymnastics opener for both schools. The Lions and Firebirds, who practice together but split for competition, will participate in a quadrangular today with Shawnee Mission East and SM Northwest.
6Sports report: Firebirds take second in Firebird Invitational golf tournament
September 6, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the 2nd annual Firebird Invitational Golf Tournament at Eagle Bend on Wednesday.
6Sports report: KU volleyball team opens at home with a win
September 6, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawk volleyball team against WSU. KU won all three games.
Open to interpretation
Student photography inspires student poetry
September 6, 2001
These “darkroom poems” are a collaborative venture by Lawrence High School students. For the project, students in Angelia Perkins’ advanced photography class anonymously submitted a photograph they had taken to Joy Clumsky’s creative writing class. The creative writing students selected a photograph and interpreted the image by writing a poem.
Schedule reductions boost rate
September 6, 2001
Productivity, a key measure of living standards, rebounded in the second quarter as businesses slashed workers’ hours by the largest amount in a decade. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that productivity the amount of output per hour of work rose at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the April-June quarter, after a scant 0.1 percent advance in the first three months of this year.
Tourism talk starts ‘Smart Growth’ month
September 6, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn An event this week discussing an idea to preserve the Kansas River while also using it to attract more tourists will kick-off a month full of “Smart Growth” activities. Ecological tourism will be the featured subject of Riverfest, a public information fair about the Kansas River to take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Burcham Park, along the south bank of the Kansas River northwest of downtown.
6News report: Taste of Lawrence salutes educators
September 6, 2001
Tina Terry reports on Wednesday’s Taste of Lawrence, sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, as a salute to area educators.
Hotel group eyes site
September 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan With anticipated openings of a new parking garage this fall, a relocated Lawrence Arts Center in the spring and a mixture of shops, offices and apartments to follow, only one big issue remains for developers of the Downtown 2000 project along New Hampshire Street.
Daily ticker
September 6, 2001
Massive fund-raising drive to kick off
September 6, 2001
By Terry Rombeck A performance by a Broadway star and a pancake breakfast will be among the events this weekend kicking off the largest fund-raising campaign in Kansas University’s history. On Friday, KU Endowment Association officials will officially unveil their “KU First: Invest in Excellence” campaign, which aims to raise $500 million for the university in the next three years.
Stem cell lines not all ready for study
September 6, 2001
Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson acknowledged Wednesday that little more than one-third of the embryonic stem cell lines that President Bush had said were available to federally funded scientists are fully developed and currently adequate for research.
Haskell students air concerns about trafficway to KDOT
September 6, 2001
By Dave Ranney The communications gap between state highway officials and Haskell Indian Nations University students isn’t quite as wide as it used to be. For the first time, the Kansas Department of Tranportation’s chief legal counsel, Mike Rees, on Wednesday went to Haskell for the sole purpose of hearing students’ concerns about routing the proposed eastern alignment of the South Lawrence Trafficway near or through the Haskell and Baker wetlands.
Victim of oil tank explosion identified
Lighted match triggered fatal blast
September 6, 2001
By Mike Belt Lighting a match was apparently the last thing Donnie Gene Graham did before dying in a Tuesday night oil tank explosion. Authorities say the 37-year-old Bonner Springs man struck the match while atop a ladder, peering through the hatch of the oil tank, which was half full with about 600 gallons of oil.
Mixer links educators, businesses
September 6, 2001
By Mindie Paget The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Taste of Lawrence” fall mixer welcomed back Douglas County educators on Wednesday with an eccentric palette of food and drink from area vendors. Thirty-one restaurants and specialty shops from Pachamama’s to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory served food from tents set up at Meadowbrook Apartments in exchange for $20 tickets.
Local briefs
September 6, 2001
Dog bite: Pit bull attacks police officer A Lawrence Police officer was searching a home early Wednesday when he ran into the wrong end of a pit bull. Officer Damon Thomas was bitten twice by the dog and was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for wounds to his right thigh and right arm above the elbow, said Sgt. Mike Pattrick. About 2 a.m., Thomas and other officers entered the home in the 300 block of Funston Street. Police wouldn’t say what the officers were looking for or what they found besides the attacking dog. The dog attacked Thomas after the officer entered a room in the house. Thomas used pepper spray to ward off the animal, and Animal Control officers were summoned. They took the dog to the Lawrence Humane Society, where it will be kept for observation for at least 10 days, Pattrick said. __________________________ Education: KU Med Center physician receives Kemper Award A physician at the Kansas University Medical Center is the latest faculty member to receive a $5,000 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. Daniel L. Swagerty Jr., a physician in family medicine and internal medicine and associate director for medical education in KU’s Center on Aging, was honored Wednesday. KU administrators surprise faculty members in their classes with the prizes. Swagerty’s fellowship is the 19th of 20 given this year. Another faculty member at the Med Center will receive a check later this month. The fellowships are sponsored by the William T. Kemper Foundation and the KU Endowment Association. __________________________ Events: Secretary of agriculture to visit Kansas State Fair Topeka Farmers will get an opportunity this weekend to question U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman about the next version of the Farm Bill and the prospect for expanded markets for Kansas crops. Veneman will be attending the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson along with Sen. Pat Roberts and Rep. Jerry Moran, both R-Kan. The three will participate in the Farm Bureau leadership breakfast Saturday morning and visit the fairgrounds. Later they will participate in a live radio show discussing agriculture issues. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.619 per gallon at Citgo, 2005 W. Ninth St. 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.
Vaulter Dragila strikes gold
U.S. basketball team reaches semis at Goodwill Games
September 6, 2001
Stacy Dragila placed first in the pole vault on Wednesday at the Goodwill Games Wednesday. Dragila, the world record-holder in the women’s vault at 15 feet, 914 inches, cleared 14-11.
Nation Briefs
September 6, 2001
Salt Lake City: Kmart sued for selling gun to suicide victim Montana: Rain aids battle against wildfire Baltimore: CSX pays businesses affected by derailment Salt Lake City: Mormon church to pay millions to abuse victim
Condit returns to growing criticism from colleagues
September 6, 2001
Rep. Gary Condit faced new criticism from colleagues Wednesday as he returned to Congress for the first time since talking publicly about his relationship with missing intern Chandra Levy.
Court TV files lawsuit to gain access in N.Y.
September 6, 2001
The Court TV network sued Wednesday in an attempt to allow cameras in New York state trial courtrooms. The lawsuit seeks to strike down a 1952 law that prevents the media from using cameras in most New York courtrooms. It says the law is unconstitutional.
Heros of USS Cole’s crew honored
September 6, 2001
Many of the sailors who fought to save their wounded shipmates and prevent the USS Cole from sinking during the chaotic aftermath of a terrorist bombing were honored Wednesday for their bravery.
KC Zoo gets six-month accreditation reprieve
September 6, 2001
A professional association on Wednesday gave the Kansas City Zoo six more months to improve finances and staffing and upgrade a dilapidated orangutan exhibit. Zoo director Mark Wourms met in a closed meeting with the accreditation committee of the American Zoo and Aquarium Assn.
State revenue ahead of projection
September 6, 2001
State revenue collections exceeded estimates for the first two months of fiscal 2002 by $8.6 million. The Kansas Legislative Research Department released figures Wednesday showing the state collected $573.4 million, or about 1.5 percent more than estimated.
U.S.-Russian missile center delayed again
September 6, 2001
Already three years on the drawing board, a U.S.-Russian center aimed at avoiding accidental missile launches won’t open for at least another year, a Pentagon official said Wednesday.
Concorde given flight approval
September 6, 2001
The supersonic Concorde got its wings back Wednesday just over a year after a deadly crash with French and British officials clearing the fleet of 12 aircraft for flight once safety modifications are made.
Bowa can’t figure Phillies’ attitude
Manager says team lacks motivation
September 6, 2001
Larry Bowa isn’t surprised the Philadelphia Phillies are in contention for a playoff spot. He’s stunned by the way they are responding to it.
Report: Half of all teen-agers have access to drugs at school
September 6, 2001
Half of all teen-agers this fall will attend a school at which drugs are sold, used or kept, according to a national organization that fights drug abuse. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University released a report Wednesday detailing drug use and availability among teens.
Task force to investigate two fatal shark attacks
September 6, 2001
Gov. Jim Gilmore created a task force of experts Wednesday to investigate the nation’s two fatal shark attacks over the Labor Day weekend. “With increased shark activity up and down the East Coast, I think that we have to explore ways to make our waters safer or at least find out the facts of what is occurring if anything,” Gilmore said.
By the numbers
September 6, 2001
Winston Cup rankings
September 6, 2001
Why did Snyder change philosophy?
Decision by K-State coach to play USC on road instead of cupcake at home may be money-related
September 6, 2001
Bill Snyder says it was “a moment of weakness” that caused him to schedule USC in a nonconference game. On the road. In the opener. That appears to be the only explanation for the Kansas State coach to veer from a nonconference philosophy that previously has gone by the acronym AWCBBF Anyone We Can Beat By Fifty.
This week’s race
September 6, 2001
Just the facts, please
Andretti: Leave ‘black-box’ interpretation to drivers
September 6, 2001
NASCAR announced Aug. 22 that it plans to have crash data recording devices installed in its cars by the start of the 2002 Winston Cup season. John Andretti, driver of the No. 43 Dodges, knows from experience that a lot of work needs to be done before that program becomes reality.
Spinning the Web: ‘Til the ‘WELL’ runs dryer
Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link attempts to outlast the dot.com industry fallout
September 6, 2001
By Michael Newman I faded away from being an active member of the WELL’s (Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link) online conferencing system shortly after the World Wide Web became widely used in the mid-1990s. I’ve returned in what is only coincidentally the wake of the dot.com bust. Much has remained the same, but several things either are different now or appear that way because the broader social context has changed so much.
Film Review - ‘Two Can Play That Game’
Familiar battle of the sexes is fought in the comedy ‘Two Can Play That Game’
September 6, 2001
By Dan Lybarger In writer-director Mark Brown’s “Two Can Play That Game,” love and war are indistinguishable. As with his previous flick “How to Be a Player,” Brown’s protagonist is a seasoned vet of the emotional battlefield and explains directly to the audience about how the skirmishes should be executed. His themes are about as tired as they were in the previous film, but with a more likable and believable star (“Player” had an annoyingly smug Bill Bellamy), they seem a lot more relevant.
Word of Mouth: Historical present
September 6, 2001
By Diane Frook Our waitress at Shalor’s was a student no surprise there but more to the point, a history major. I found this fitting, since it emphasized the fact that the best reason to go to Shalor’s, located in the Eldridge Hotel downtown, is to enjoy the historical ambiance.
Swing king
Western guitar legend Hank Thompson still delights audiences after six decades
September 6, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Hank Thompson is a man of many firsts. The guitarist dubbed the “King of Western Swing” decades ago was the first musician to record in hi-fi stereo, starred in the first color broadcast of a variety show on television (“The Hank Thompson Show”) and released the first live country album (“Live at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas”). Thompson was even the first musician to ever receive corporate tour sponsorship, perhaps the most enduring aspect of his storied legacy. And perhaps the lone blemish on an otherwise spotless track record.
Film vault closure creates reel dilemma
September 6, 2001
Reels of American pop culture old Abbott & Costello and James Bond movies, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” even the original copy of the 1968 horror classic “Night of the Living Dead” are stranded in a Pennsylvania laboratory that was suddenly shuttered last month when a Canadian bank foreclosed on the property.
Park forced to sit after freak mishap
September 6, 2001
Winston Cup driver Steve Park, injured in a freak accident at Darlington Raceway, said Wednesday he will not race this weekend. Park, who suffered a concussion and bruised collarbone Saturday, will miss this weekend’s race at Richmond International Raceway and possibly even a few more event.