Archive for Saturday, September 8, 2001

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Transportation vs. roads
September 8, 2001
To the editor: Your Sept. 2 editorial about the decision process on the south Lawrence bypass might offer a ray of hope if one understands the word “track” used in the first paragraph. If that word referred to the rail line along the north edge of Lawrence, then I believe the Kansas Department of Transportation should pay close attention, as that is an option that could provide relief for congestion on 23rd Street.
Scouting News
September 8, 2001
Cub Scout Pack 3059, chartered to First Presbyterian Church of Lawrence, will have its first meeting for the school year from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 in the fellowship hall at the church, 2415 Clinton Parkway. Pack membership primarily includes scouts from Schwegler and Wakarusa schools, but anyone interested may join. For more information, call Clay Kappelman, Cubmaster, at 841-3603.
Reality principles
September 8, 2001
What kind of medical treatment are you entitled to at the end of your life? The following “core principles,” developed in 1999 to guide treatment for dying patients, have been adopted by major medical organizations:
Council takes on tough issues that all will encounter
September 8, 2001
By Jan Biles “A survey said that people were more comfortable talking to their children about sex and birth control than they were about talking to their parents about death,” said Emily Taylor, former dean of women at Kansas University and a member of the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.
There’s light at the end of the tunnel for America’s end-of-life care
September 8, 2001
Like many baby boomers, Barbara Wein was used to being in control of her life. She was a National Ski Patrol member, physically active and independent. She and her husband of 26 years traveled widely. She had no children but enjoyed an extensive family circle both her parents were alive, and she had two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
6Sports: Eudora’s game delayed
September 8, 2001
The Eudora Cardinals were having a great game when storms forced them to pause until today.
6Sports: Free State’s first game postponed
September 8, 2001
Free State High’s first game was delayed due to rain. They were leading when the storms came.
6Sports: Lawrence High’s first game lasts two minutes
September 8, 2001
Heavy rain and lightning forces Lawrence High to postpone its first game of the season.
MSU stacks defense
Bulldogs bolstered by transfers
September 8, 2001
Mississippi State needed a quick fix.
On the record
September 8, 2001
China detaining American on spy charges
September 8, 2001
Chinese authorities have been detaining a 66-year-old American for the past 1 1/2 years on suspicion of gathering state secrets, an attorney for his family said Friday.
Competition seeks designs for fountain honoring Diana
September 8, 2001
Officials on Friday launched a design competition for a $4.2 million fountain in memory of Princess Diana.
Stars turn out for Jackson
Concert with who’s who guest lineup honors ‘Gloved One’
September 8, 2001
A who’s who of the entertainment industry showed up Friday night to honor Michael Jackson and celebrate the 30th anniversary of his solo career.
Northwestern turns back UNLV, 37-28
September 8, 2001
Northwestern paid a quiet tribute to late teammate Rashidi Wheeler, then went about the business of opening a promising season Friday night with a 37-28 victory over UNLV.
Gonzalez European leader
September 8, 2001
Ricardo Gonzalez shot a second consecutive round of 4-under-par 67 to maintain a one-stroke lead Friday after the second round of the European Masters.
Oklahoman Robbins breezes to first-round lead
September 8, 2001
Kelly Robbins needed no introduction to the gusty wind that sent shots soaring into the water and woods in the inaugural Williams Championship on Friday.
Haskell eager for home opener
HINU football to play host to McPherson tonight
September 8, 2001
By Levi Chronister The only thing better than a home game after two losing road trips to open the season is a home game against a team that finished 1-8 last year.
Rains plague area football
September 8, 2001
Storms wreaked havoc in the area on Friday night, causing postponements of various football games
Alabama accused of major violations
Alleged infractions include booster offering prep coach $115,000 for player
September 8, 2001
NCAA charges released Friday accused Alabama’s football program of major recruiting violations, including paying cash for players, academic fraud and throwing parties with strippers.
Gators’ guard ineligible
Florida’s Dupay involved in gambling probe
September 8, 2001
Florida basketball guard Teddy Dupay has been declared ineligible for his senior season.
Lions to get early start again
LHS game against SM Northwest to resume at 10 a.m. today
September 8, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Good morning, Lawrence High. On Friday night for the second week in a row, LHS football was postponed because of lightning and rescheduled for an early Saturday kickoff. The Lions and Shawnee Mission Northwest will try again this morning at Haskell Stadium. Kickoff has been set for 10 a.m. There will be no admission charge to the makeup game.
Rodriguez sets record for homers by shortstop
September 8, 2001
Alex Rodriguez is more interested in helping the Texas Rangers develop young talent and momentum for next season than he is in records. Rodriguez broke his own American League mark for homers by a shortstop with his career-best 43rd Friday night as the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 8-2.
Nursing center falls prey to storm
Rains, high winds wreak havoc in region
September 8, 2001
By Mindie Paget An unknown number of elderly residents were evacuated Friday night from one end of the Eudora Nursing Center after parts of the roof and a wall collapsed. Authorities believe a microburst may have caused the roof on the southeast and southwest wings of the building to collapse. Strong winds from a thunderstorm that swept through Douglas County also caused structural damage to a wall in the southeast wing, said Spencer McCabe, chief of the Eudora Fire Department.
Social Security predicted
Budget chief’s warning prompts emergency Washington meeting
September 8, 2001
The White House budget chief warned top congressional Republicans Friday that the Social Security surplus is on track to be tapped for other programs this year, a politically perilous event that President Bush and lawmakers from both parties have repeatedly promised to avoid. The news prompted an alarmed House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., and Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., to discuss options for avoiding that scenario with Bush at an abruptly called White House meeting.
Attorney: State taking over KC schools a bad plan
September 8, 2001
If Missouri takes over Kansas City schools, the state would again be embroiled in the desegregation case against the district, the attorney who represents the plaintiffs in the case says.
Sen. Roberts backs base closings
September 8, 2001
When the Senate Armed Services Committee voted behind closed doors for a round of base closings, Kansas GOP Sen. Pat Roberts supported the effort. In an interview Friday, Roberts said base closings are necessary but cautioned, “I have an awful lot of reservations in regard to how it is done.”
Wichita is host to U.S.-Japan business trade conference
September 8, 2001
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Howard Baker and his Japanese counterpart, Shunji Yanai, will meet in this central Kansas city next week in an international business conference expected to draw 300 of the world’s top industry officials. The three-day joint meeting of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Assn. and the Japan-Midwest U.S. Assn. begins Sunday with tours of regional attractions.
Raiders must contend with fans as well as Chiefs
September 8, 2001
The Raiders are quick to tell anyone willing to listen that the league and game officials are out to get them.
Commissioner disagrees with telephone rate raise
September 8, 2001
By Scott Rothschild When an order comes down Monday raising local telephone rates, Kansas Corporation Commissioner Brian Moline said he will deliver a detailed, written dissent. “This is one of the most important decisions we have made,” Moline said. And, according to his forthcoming dissent, it was the wrong one.
Police wrap up embezzlement probe
Charges pending on district attorney’s review of investigative reports
September 8, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The Kansas University police have completed their initial investigation into possible embezzlement at the KU Athletic Corp.
Edward T. Salisbury
September 8, 2001
Melanie Hunter Newsome
September 8, 2001
Peter R. Naber
September 8, 2001
NFL rejects officials’ latest offer
Replacements ready to work season-opening games
September 8, 2001
The NFL’s locked-out officials made a last-minute offer to work this season with a no-strike guarantee if their salary dispute was submitted to binding arbitration after the Super Bowl.
Other weekend events provide entertainment
September 8, 2001
There is no reason to be bored this weekend. Saturday and Sunday are packed with activities all in Lawrence or within a short driving distance.
Russian president changes course on Chechen peace
September 8, 2001
In an abrupt change of course, President Vladimir Putin said Friday the Kremlin was ready to negotiate with any separatist leader in Chechnya.
Suspected drug kingpin to face U.S. prosecution
September 8, 2001
Alleged drug kingpin Fabio Ochoa was flown Friday night to the United States to face prosecution, the highest-profile suspect extradited from Colombia in more than a decade, a senior U.S. official said. Ochoa, a former top leader of the notorious Medellin cartel, was escorted aboard a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration plane.
Businesses urge court to stop relief checks
September 8, 2001
Business groups have asked the Kansas Court of Appeals to halt an order that allows money from a legal settlement to go to low-income Kansas residents who can’t pay their gas bills.
4-H News
September 8, 2001
Anniversary
September 8, 2001
Engagements
September 8, 2001
Bone-building drugs show promise
September 8, 2001
Bone is a battleground, and after we turn 30, the enemy starts to win. According to the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University, one kind of cell in our bodies is constantly making new bone, while a second kind tears it down. That’s how bone stays youthful.
Spencer pulls away for victory
September 8, 2001
Jimmy Spencer pulled away from fellow Winston Cup regular Matt Kenseth on a restart with 35 laps to go Friday night and won the crash-filled Autolite Fram 250 Busch Grand National race.
Jobless rate hits 4-year high
September 8, 2001
The nation’s unemployment rate swelled to 4.9 percent in August as job losses in manufacturing passed 1 million for the yearlong national slowdown. The increase in the monthly jobless rate was the biggest in six years. The report Friday virtually guaranteed further interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve to try to revive the economy, analysts said.
Past is history for Safin
Russian beat Sampras for championship last year
September 8, 2001
Pete Sampras spoke of being humbled. Marat Safin spoke of the impossible.
Williams sisters to meet in final
September 8, 2001
This much is certain, as their proud father noted, “A Williams is going to win” the U.S. Open today.
Prosecutors will protect patients’ privacy in lawsuit
September 8, 2001
The privacy of patients affected by the investigation of a Kansas City pharmacist accused of diluting drugs will be protected, prosecutors say.
Topeka Zoo accreditation in danger
September 8, 2001
In the third blow to Kansas and Missouri zoos in less than a week, a professional group says it will not renew the accreditation of the Topeka Zoo when it expires at the end of the month.
Ann J. Stanek
September 8, 2001
Around & About
September 8, 2001
Eli Lilly CEO criticizes lawyers
September 8, 2001
Eli Lilly and Co.’s president and chief executive lashed out at lawyers he said are inappropriately blaming Lilly in the case of a Kansas City pharmacist accused of diluting cancer drugs.
Police: no trace of Wichita 4-year-old
September 8, 2001
Three days after Jaquille Scales disappeared from her great-grandmother’s bed in the middle of the night, police have found no trace of the missing 4-year-old girl. The search continued Friday with police following up tips received over a police hot line.
Nature doesn’t always come naturally
September 8, 2001
By Ellen Goodman Boston Globe It’s time to leave. The light has changed, filling the cove with the clarity of a thousand autumn watts. The blackberries that fell abundantly into my hands just two weeks ago now cower in secret September spots. The bags that I will carry onto the boat are packed full of props for my other life. A laptop fills one. City costumes and makeup proof that we are only acting on the urban stage fill another.
Closing Grant
September 8, 2001
Voice of history
September 8, 2001
Theater credit
September 8, 2001
America can meet the real McGovern
September 8, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate In 1970, I managed the successful Ohio gubernatorial campaign of Democrat John Gilligan. He was a college English professor and an unapologetic liberal in Cincinnati the only major American city FDR never carried where he was elected to the city council. Two years earlier, Jack Gilligan had been a principal author of the anti-Vietnam War “peace plank” at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Teacher guilty of sex crime
September 8, 2001
By Mike Belt A former Southwest Junior High School teacher was found guilty Friday of taking indecent liberties with a child. Scott Ellsworth, 33, pleaded no contest to the charge and waived his right to trial. Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy set sentencing for 9 a.m. Oct. 9.
Two charged in DeSoto slaying
Johnson County authorities searching for third suspect
September 8, 2001
By Mindie Paget Two men are charged with first-degree murder in the Tuesday shooting death of a DeSoto woman. A third suspect remained at large Friday. Alfredo Arambula of Kansas City, Kan., and Jesse Guardado of Edwardsville on Friday were in the Johnson County Adult Detention Center, charged with killing Melanie Oliver. The 41-year-old DeSoto woman died early Tuesday after a man shot her in the hip.
N.J. passes nation’s toughest safety belt law for children
September 8, 2001
Children under 8 must be strapped in booster seats when they ride in cars in New Jersey under one of the nation’s toughest laws.
Fla. clinic to begin tests of promising Alzheimer’s vaccine
September 8, 2001
A Florida neurology clinic next week will begin enrolling about 100 people with mild to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s disease to test whether a vaccine called AN-1792 can protect human brains the way it worked in mice.
Artificial heart recipient out of intensive care
September 8, 2001
The world’s first recipient of a self-contained artificial heart is out of intensive care.
Itchy eyes, watery nose? The answer is blowin’ in the wind
September 8, 2001
By Kim Hall It’s that time of year. Thanks to an abundance of ragweed, allergy sufferers are searching for ways to relieve their symptoms. Watery eyes, itchy nose, congestion and sneezing all are signs of ragweed season.
Baker hopes to bounce back against Avila tonight ––— Wildcats smarting from second-half letdowns that led to unexpected
September 8, 2001
Kansas City, Mo. — Baker football coach John Frangoulis wasn’t carrying a book of matches with him last week at practice. But the sixth-year coach’s Wildcats might need a fire lit under them after back-to-back losses in winnable games.
SAT Fall festival sidebar
September 8, 2001
J-W Staff Reports There is no reason to be bored this weekend. Saturday and Sunday are packed with activities — all in Lawrence or within a short driving distance. Here are some of the events:
9-8 Peter R. Naber obit
September 8, 2001
Peter R. Naber Baldwin — Services for Peter R. Naber, 92, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
s soccer beats unlv
September 8, 2001
Schroeder lifts KU to 4-2 soccer win
Embezzlement investigation completed
September 8, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com The Kansas University police have completed their initial investigation into possible embezzlement at the KU Athletic Corp.
Haskell preview
September 8, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com The only thing better than a home game after two losing road trips to open the season is a home game against a team that finished 1-8 last year.
SAT Fall Festival
September 8, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com They feel like Jell-O but burn like the Eternal Flame, and Susan Bourzikas hopes her homemade gel candles will be a hot item Sunday at the 22nd Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival in South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
Teacher pleads no contest
September 8, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A former Southwest Junior High School teacher was found guilty Friday of taking indecent liberties with a child.
s pace
September 8, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com RELATED: growth.lawrence.com
100 Years
September 8, 2001
On Sept. 8, 1901, the Lawrence World, noting the impatience of a city councilman with a request for city services, stated: “At the council meeting Tuesday evening one of the members was stating that the residents of Tennessee street were circulating a petition to have the city sweep the street, haul the dirt away, etc., when Councilman Dicker cut him off with ‘and cut their wood for them.’”
Sep8-40
September 8, 2001
About 150 world-renowned scientists had completed the first international symposium on radiation biology at Kansas University. There seemed general agreement the three-day session was highly valuable and would have long-reaching impact. One of the most important aspects, said a KU scientist, was the establishment of contacts among experts for important networking activity, particularly in times of trouble. Fraternity and sorority rush week activities were about to get under way on and around the Kansas University campus.
Sep8-25
September 8, 2001
President Gerald Ford was picture campaigning for the presidency from the White House while Democrat candidate Jimmy Carter was spending a great deal of time circulating and “pressing the flesh.” His son, Chip, during a visit to Kansas, predicted Carter would carry the state in the fall. Young Carter had drawn a crowd of more than 600 during a stop at Kansas University. “We need a president who will listen and who will work hard,” Carter told those visiting with him at a voter registration booth near Wescoe Hall on the KU campus. In a move that might clear the way for eventual construction of a new city hall, city commissioners suspended plans for renovation of the old police-fire building into city offices.
Moline plans written dissent on telephone incease
September 8, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com When an order comes down Monday raising local telephone rates, Kansas Corporation Commissioner Brian Moline said he will deliver a detailed, written dissent.
9-8 medicine chest 10
September 8, 2001
Bone-building drugs Bone is a battleground, and after we turn 30, the enemy starts to win.
Saturday datebook
September 8, 2001
TODAY 7:30 a.m.: Lawrence Farmers Market, Vermont Street between 10th and 11th streets, 842-3883 or 838-4726.
Blotter
September 8, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Saturday Best Bets
September 8, 2001
MARILYN MAYE performs at 8 p.m. today at The Madrid Theatre, 3810 Main, Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
LHS cross country results
September 8, 2001
High School Results TOPEKA WEST INVITATIONAL
Eudora football team takes victory
September 8, 2001
J-W Staff Report Eudora — Andrew Pyle scored on runs of 67 and 7 yards, and Ronnie Moreland scored on runs of 6 and 3 yards as Eudora clobbered Louisburg, 42-15, in high school football Saturday.
McLouth volleyball
September 8, 2001
High School Results McLOUTH INVITATIONAL
Naked man scares joggers
September 8, 2001
Joggers spot naked man in north Lawrence A man wearing nothing but a black ski mask startled two female joggers Tuesday evening in northern Lawrence.
Lawrence briefs
September 8, 2001
Naked, masked figure seen by joggers near 1-70 Suspect arrested after hiding cocaine on Dillons shelf KU professor receives national journalism award Board of Zoning Appeals OKs center’s parking garage
9-8 Ideally, what is the best way to spend your Saturday?
September 8, 2001
Ideally, what is the best way to spend your Saturday?
s death
September 8, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com When the Salvation Army’s seasonal homeless shelter opened Tuesday, Rachelle Conrad wasn’t allowed inside because she had been drinking.
Bob Glass wins in Vegas
September 8, 2001
BOWLING Glass wins in Las Vegas
Timeline of dead homeless persons
September 8, 2001
Down and out deaths Rachelle Conrad’s death is the fourth in two years among Lawrence’s poor and homeless. The others:
Endowment gala kicks off $500 million fund-raiser
September 8, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com Thunderstorms Friday night didn’t dampen spirits at the kickoff gala for the largest fund-raising campaign in Kansas University history.
Homeless woman found dead at park shelter
September 8, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com, jmathis@ljworld.com Rachelle Conrad’s life on the streets of Lawrence was a combustible mix of violence and alcohol abuse. Friday, those who knew her best said those elements were probably responsible for the homeless woman’s death.
Pedro’s comeback brief
Yankees’ 3-2 victory drops Boston 11 games back
September 8, 2001
The New York Yankees have just about ended Boston’s season. The only question left for the Red Sox is whether Pedro Martinez is done for the year, too.
McCullough, Gilder tied at top of soggy event
September 8, 2001
Mike McCullough and Bob Gilder shot a 3-under-par 68s Friday to take the early lead in the soggy, weather-plagued Allianz Championship.
Gala celebrates KU excellence
September 8, 2001
By Mindie Paget Thunderstorms Friday night didn’t dampen spirits at the kickoff gala for the largest fund-raising campaign in Kansas University history. And with good reason: At $280 million in pledges and outright contributions from KU alumni and other supporters, the campaign already has received more than half its $500 million goal.
Body found in city park
September 8, 2001
By Mike Belt and Joel Mathis Rachelle Conrad’s life on the streets of Lawrence was a combustible mix of violence and alcohol abuse. Friday, those who knew her best said those elements were probably responsible for the homeless woman’s death. “She was at the top of my list for people who would last the least long,” said Terry Bewick, a homeless Lawrence resident. “She was pushing the envelope.”
Unemployment report sends Wall Street to five-month low
September 8, 2001
A worse-than-expected unemployment report ignited another dizzying selloff Friday, sending the Dow Jones industrials tumbling more than 230 points and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its lowest level in nearly three years. Analysts blamed the losses on Wall Street’s growing fears that the economy is worsening and that more bad news, rather than a turnaround, is ahead.
Builders brace for slowdown
August permit total tops last year’s pace
September 8, 2001
By Mark Fagan Even a $3.4 million deal to build a new medical office building won’t be enough to heal emerging financial wounds from an increasingly sluggish economy, a building estimator said. Rich Rosene, of Lawrence-based Harris Construction Co. Inc., said his company’s building permit for a new Lawrence Family Practice building in western Lawrence was plenty welcome these days, given that many companies are beginning to cool their construction plans.
Death sparks debate about ‘wet’ shelter
September 8, 2001
By Joel Mathis When the Salvation Army’s seasonal homeless shelter opened Tuesday, Rachelle Conrad wasn’t allowed inside because she had been drinking.
Society Calendar
September 8, 2001
Gordon takes his sixth pole of season
September 8, 2001
Jeff Gordon’s championship drive rolled on Friday as the Winston Cup points leader posted a fast lap at 124.902 mph to win the pole position for the Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 tonight.
KU volleyball ––— ghghgh
September 8, 2001
In the fourth game of Kansas University’s match against Montana, Sarah Rome was hit by a ball in the crook of her elbow, where the forearm meets the biceps. The ball ricocheted off her arm and landed out of bounds, and the Grizzlies were awarded the point. But Rome’s expression after the play was a bigger indication of what had just happened.
s reading and math assessments
September 8, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Myron Melton’s crew at Langston Hughes School are chart-toppers.
Business briefcase for Saturday
September 8, 2001
ACQUISITION Chevron-Texaco merger
soundoff on Memorial Stadium
September 8, 2001
I’ve heard KU Athletics Director Al Bohl say he wants to have 51,000 people at Memorial Stadium for football games. What’s the stadium’s official capacity? Officially, Memorial Stadium can have 50,250 people.
Ghghghg
September 8, 2001
OK, how long before more college coaches in all sports adopt a “Be good or be gone!” attitude about athletes, and make it stick? Such is overdue all over the map. First time I heard that, Alabama football legend Bear Bryant got the credit. The Bear was a lot more interested in performance than sheer morality, as witness his coddling of Kenny Stabler and Joe Namath — who just happened to be very fine players. But Bryant also demanded that his jocks keep their noses clean enough to stay in the ranks. His scandals were reasonably minimal. When you’re winning a lot, it’s easier to sweep indiscretions under the rug.
s close
September 8, 2001
Local markets As of Friday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.54; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.83; soybeans, $4.57. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.57; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.83; soybeans, $4.57. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.57; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.83; soybeans, $4.57. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.87; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.57. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.89; milo, $1.96; soybeans, $4.57.
NCAA 2002 video challenge inset
September 8, 2001
If you are a KU alumnus or a graduate of a school that is playing the Jayhawks in football this season, and you are interested in challenging an opponent at NCAA 2002, please contact Andrew Hartsock at 832-7216 or e-mail ahartsock@ljworld.com.
9-8 Low Riders Club
September 8, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com Taking a spin with David “Junior” Jones in his 1983 midnight-blue Buick Regal coupe is like hopping on an amusement park ride.
Larry Himes, death and dying
September 8, 2001
By Bill Snead Jeanie Hime stood outside Christ Community Church exchanging the hugs, tears and awkward conversation that always come after a funeral. She clutched the American flag that an hour earlier had draped her husband Larry’s casket, one tangible part of the day she was not going to lose.
6News: Severe weather comes to area
September 8, 2001
Powerful storms wreaked havoc in parts of the local region.
Baker hopes to bounce back against Avila tonight
Wildcats ‘embarrassed’ from consecutive second-half letdowns that led to unexpected 0-2 start to football season
September 8, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Baker football coach John Frangoulis wasn’t carrying a book of matches with him last week at practice.
News briefs
September 8, 2001
Grand jury reaches decision in Condit case Suspect in multiple slayings found dead in national forest U.N. conference extended; compromises sought
Briefcase
September 8, 2001
Chevron-Texaco merger gets regulatory approval AMR braces for landing larger-than-expected loss Japan’s economy shrinks on declining exports Circuit City sales, shares fall as Best Buy tops estimates
Recreation calendar
September 8, 2001
Low rides
Club takes car care to extremes
September 8, 2001
By Jim Baker Taking a spin with David “Junior” Jones in his 1983 midnight-blue Buick Regal coupe is like hopping on an amusement park ride. You go up, you go down, you tilt all around. And you hold on tight, hoping you can make it to the end.
Americans fall in finals
September 8, 2001
Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett won their first Grand Slam title, beating Donald Johnson and Jared Palmer on Friday in the final of the U.S. Open doubles.
Nation briefs
September 8, 2001
Oldsmobile’s end to come in 2004 8-, 9-year-olds charged in 4-year-old’s stabbing Chicagoan breaks barrier in greek system Crime writer marks 49th day in jail
Pride leads Gogel, Morland by stroke
Verplank sets course record at 63
September 8, 2001
Dicky Pride set a course record Friday at Royal Montreal that lasted only about five minutes. His consolation prize was a one-stroke lead in the Canadian Open.
s close
September 8, 2001
Dow Industrials —234.99, 9,605.85
Around and about
September 8, 2001
First one is a holdover The descendants of John Bernard and Caroline Altenbernd Torneden will hold their annual Torneden Family Reunion from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 in Building 1 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2100 Harper St. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m.
KU upends UCLA in video game
September 8, 2001
“This is our biggest victory since we beat No. 14 Colorado in 1998,” David Winbush shouted.
Free State to resume at noon today
September 8, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Tecumseh — Free State won the first quarter and a quarter on Friday night.
Glossary of end-of-life terms
September 8, 2001
If you were to become seriously ill, you and those around you could expect to hear the following terms used by health-care professionals:
Team disappointed by search for pilot Earhart’s remains
September 8, 2001
Researchers have discovered that a rusty splotch visible on a satellite photo of the South Pacific is red algae, not part of Amelia Earhart’s missing plane, The Kansas City Star reported Friday. Divers began their search this week at the coral reef at Nikumaroro, the island where some believe Earhart died more than 64 years ago during an attempted around-the-world flight.
People
September 8, 2001
Shake down the thunder Time to eat out Imagine all the drawings Surviving a parachute jump
San Francisco exhibit displays history’s tools of torture
September 8, 2001
A guillotine, a “knee splitter” and a spiked chair from the Spanish Inquisition are among more than 100 instruments of torture displayed in the first U.S. exhibit of gruesome tools used by authorities since the 1500s to subjugate their people.
Miami police face scandal
13 officers accused in cover-up in shootings
September 8, 2001
In the city’s worst police scandal since the days of “Miami Vice,” 13 current and former officers were accused by federal prosecutors Friday of planting guns, lying to investigators and otherwise trying to cover up four shootings in which three people died. In one of the shootings, a SWAT team fired 123 bullets into an apartment during a 1996 drug raid and then lied about finding a gun in the hand of the dead 73-year-old man inside, the FBI said.
Daily ticker
September 8, 2001
Show & Tell
September 8, 2001
Deadlines
September 8, 2001
Park to miss 4-6 weeks
September 8, 2001
Steve Park, whose brain was bruised in an accident at Darlington Raceway, now plans to wait four to six weeks before getting back in his race car.
Transportation vs. roads
September 8, 2001
Elementary schools excel in math
But superintendent wants district improvements in reading test scores
September 8, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Myron Melton’s crew at Langston Hughes School are chart-toppers. In the latest round of statewide testing released Friday, last year’s group of fourth-graders at Langston Hughes had the best combined math score among Lawrence elementary schools. And their fifth-graders last year had the highest cumulative reading score in the district.
SAT fall festival breakout
September 8, 2001
Fall fest What: 22nd Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival.
Murder charges filed in DeSoto homicide
September 8, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com Two men are charged with first-degree murder in the Tuesday shooting death of a DeSoto woman. A third suspect remained at large Friday.
UCLA for Gameday
September 8, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Kansas University head coach Terry Allen has never faced UCLA, nor has Bruins boss Bob Toledo ever taken on the Jayhawks.
Goodman column
September 8, 2001
It’s time to leave. The light has changed, filling the cove with the clarity of a thousand autumn watts. The blackberries that fell abundantly into my hands just two weeks ago now cower in secret September spots. The bags that I will carry onto the boat are packed full of props for my other life. A laptop fills one. City costumes and makeup — proof that we are only acting on the urban stage — fill another.
Rains plague area football
September 8, 2001
J-W Staff Report Storms wreaked havoc in the area on Friday night, causing postponements of various football games.
Scouting news
September 8, 2001
Irish no ordinary foe for Huskers
Nebraska bracing for Notre Dame’s first trip to Lincoln since 1948
September 8, 2001
This isn’t just another home game for Nebraska.
Big 12 faces full slate this week
No. 12 Kansas State, Baylor, Iowa State, Texas Tech finally open season
September 8, 2001
The rest of the Big 12 finally joins the party this weekend.
LHS football postponed again
September 8, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Good morning, Lawrence High.
Timmons Invitational today
September 8, 2001
Kansas University’s cross country team will play host to its only home meet of the season today. The Jayhawks welcome eight teams to the Bob Timmons Invitational at Rim Rock Farm. The women are slated to run a 5K race at 9 a.m., with the men to run an 8K at 10 a.m.
Storms wreach havoc in Douglas County
September 8, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com An unknown number of elderly residents were evacuated Friday night from one end of the Eudora Nursing Center after parts of the roof and a wall collapsed.
Briefs
September 8, 2001
Yankees’ Posada handed six-game suspension Cardinals’ Smith to skip next start Green sets LA record with 44th home run Yanks activate Brosius; return set for next week
Jones beats Cubs with ‘popup’
Wind-blown homer gives Atlanta 3-2 victory over Chicago
September 8, 2001
Andruw Jones watched the ball sail toward the left-field fence and threw his bat down, cursing at what he thought was a popup.
It’s past time for coaches to get tough
September 8, 2001
By Bill Mayer OK, how long before more college coaches in all sports adopt a “Be good or be gone!” attitude about athletes, and make it stick? Such is overdue all over the map.
Firebirds build early 14-6 lead
Free State’s game to be continued at noon today
September 8, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Free State won the first quarter and a quarter on Friday night. The remainder of the Firebirds’ football game with Shawnee Heights will be played today, starting at noon.
Disgustingly fine
September 8, 2001
J-W Editorials Our weather isn’t always “nice,” but there are times, like now, when it can be that, and better. A television comedian recently took note of what he considers one of the world’s easiest, well-paid jobs being the weatherman for a San Diego television station.
Local briefs
September 8, 2001
Hall Center for Humanities celebrates 25th anniversary More than 100 people associated with Kansas University’s Hall Center for the Humanities during the last 25 years gathered Friday afternoon to celebrate the center’s silver anniversary. The event at the Adams Alumni Center included six of the Hall Center’s seven former directors and dozens of humanities faculty members. The reception also unveiled a newly published booklet on the Hall Center’s history, with essays written by the former directors. Andrew Debicki, a Spanish professor who served as co-director from 1977 to 1983, said only the size of the program had changed since the days he and co-director Richard De George shared a desk and office. “We already had a goal,” he said, “and that goal has stayed around through time. That goal was faculty development.” The Hall Center, one of the oldest in the country, provides enrichment opportunities for humanities faculty and outreach programs in the community. _________ Courts: Bush chooses KU graduate for federal appellate bench U.S. bankruptcy Judge Julie A. Robinson is officially President Bush’s choice to be the next federal judge in Kansas, a GOP source said Friday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the White House would announce Robinson’s nomination as soon as Friday. Bush already has appointed several women to serve on federal appellate courts, but Robinson could become his first black female nominee. Robinson, 44, has been a federal bankruptcy judge in Topeka since 1994 and is a former assistant U.S. attorney in Kansas City, Kan. She has a 1981 law degree from Kansas University. The president chooses nominees but tends to follow the wishes of his party’s senior senator. That means Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., named Robinson and two others for the post. An aide to Sen. Pat Roberts said in June the White House had settled on Robinson. _________ Accident: 7-year-old Logan boy dies after camper catches fire A 7-year-old boy who was playing with cigarettes and a lighter died Thursday night when the camper he and a cousin were in caught fire, authorities said. The Phillips County Sheriff’s Department has identified the victim as Thomas James Barnes of Logan. The 6-year-old cousin suffered a minor hand burn and was treated and released at a Phillips County hospital. Authorities found the camper destroyed by fire Thursday night. The Kansas Fire Marshall later determined the fire started when the boys dropped a lit cigarette between a couch cushion, which caught on fire and blocked the exit to the camper. The younger boy escaped, but Thomas ran toward the front of the camper, crawled into a sleeper section and was trapped, the sheriff’s department said. An autopsy was scheduled Friday in Hays. _________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.619 at several Lawrence locations. 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.
Festival showcases arts and crafts
September 8, 2001
By Jan Biles They feel like Jell-O but burn like the Eternal Flame, and Susan Bourzikas hopes her homemade gel candles will be a hot item Sunday at the 22nd Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival in South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
Kyle Grady story for GameDay
September 8, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kyle Grady’s relatives are easy to spot at Kansas University home football games.
9-8 Low Rider Breakout
September 8, 2001
Join the club The 4GOTN1s Car Club of Lawrence is open to anyone who’s interested in cars and working to fix them up.
Baldwin volleyball tournament
September 8, 2001
High School Results BALDWIN INVITATIONAL
Disgustingly fine
September 8, 2001
Our weather isn’t always “nice,” but there are times, like now, when it can be that, and better. A television comedian recently took note of what he considers one of the world’s easiest, well-paid jobs ” being the weatherman for a San Diego television station.
Fresno State talking BCS following impressive wins
September 8, 2001
As Fresno State coach Pat Hill prepared for this season, he told a reporter, “Our time is coming.”
Copycat friend’s attention becomes frightening
September 8, 2001
Horoscopes
September 8, 2001