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Dow ends see-saw day down 234
July 22, 2002
(Updated Monday at 4:15 p.m.) NEW YORK — Wall Street succumbed to more selling Monday, extending Friday’s selloff in a volatile session that saw the Dow Jones industrials drop more than 300 points, rebound and then close down more than 230.
KU to end study-abroad program in Golfito, Costa Rica
July 22, 2002
(Updated Monday at 11:56 a.m.) Kansas University will close its undergraduate study-abroad program in Golfito, Costa Rica, effective the fall semester, officials said Monday.
WorldCom files for biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history
July 22, 2002
(Updated Monday at 12:13 p.m.) NEW YORK WorldCom Inc. became the latest corporate giant to collapse amid accounting scandals after filing the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, but the action isn’t expected to affect the company’s long-distance and Internet services.
Knight’s brash style will fuel vigorous statewide campaign
July 22, 2002
By Mike Shields About 10 years ago, Bud Norman, a gravel-voiced, fedora-wearing reporter for The Wichita Eagle, wrote a story about Wichita Mayor Bob Knight suggesting Knight’s life was stuff straight from the Merle Haggard songbook. There was the hard-scrabble upbringing, which 60-year-old Knight, a candidate in the GOP gubernatorial primary, described last week to a small group at the Southwind Country Club in Garden City:
Sign campaign seeks school aid
State group uses front yards to drum up voter activism for education
July 22, 2002
By Joel Mathis Holli Joyce is getting tired of watching Pinckney School suffer. Her two children attend the school, and she is chairwoman of the site council. In recent months, she has watched as Lawrence school district officials have cut teachers, reassigned a counselor and trimmed hours for a nursing position from the school’s staff.
Aquifer action too shallow, critic says
Advocate: AG failed to define specifics on curbing irrigation
July 22, 2002
By Dave Ranney Water watchers were hoping a recent attorney general’s opinion would end arguments about how far the state can go in clamping down on pumping water from the Ogallala Aquifer. Instead, it’s opened a new round of debate.
Heavenly visit for ‘State of Grace’
July 22, 2002
Stephen Collins moonlights on his wife’s show tonight, and the results are very amusing. Collins, who plays the patriarch of the long-running, G-rated Aaron Spelling soap opera “7th Heaven,” has been married to Faye Grant, the star of “State of Grace” (7 p.m., Family), for 17 years. Grant plays Tattie McKee, Grace’s socialite mother on this gentle sitcom about two best girlfriends growing up in North Carolina in the 1960s.
K-19’ fails to surface
July 22, 2002
Harrison Ford’s usually booming authority is like the Russian submarine he captains in “K-19: The Widowmaker.” It’s a bit leaky. And at 300 meters under the sea, we know what happens to little leaks.
On the money
July 22, 2002
One of the best ways to increase the market value of a home is either to make structural improvements or add new features, such as an outdoor deck or extra room. If you’re looking to pump up the price of your home, you may want to first visit one of the following locations.
Laid-off Boeing workers may never be recalled
Executive plans more planes built by less staff
July 22, 2002
The 30,000 workers that are being laid off by Chicago-based Boeing Co. may never be recalled, a company executive said Sunday.
Opportunity for improvement
July 22, 2002
J-W Editorials Perhaps changes at downtown’s Granada Theater will return this historic building to a position of community prominence. The announcement that the Granada Theater has changed ownership and will be renovated surely is welcome news for people who care about Lawrence’s downtown.
Humane treatment
July 22, 2002
J-W Editorials The well-operated Lawrence Humane Society shelter provides a valuable service for the community. Reported problems at the Shawnee County animal shelter in Topeka should make Lawrence residents more aware of and grateful for the services offered by the Lawrence Humane Society.
French diplomat seeks positive role
July 22, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group You can measure change in Moscow today by calculating the new luxury boutiques and garish casinos that the fast money boys have opened up since your last trip. In Berlin, the visitor’s first mental snapshot captures the latest glittering temples of international business rising in the former death strip around the Wall. In Paris, you take a national temperature most quickly by heading for a bookshop.
School funding
July 22, 2002
NBA shares players’ troubles
July 22, 2002
By Claude Lewis Philadelphia Inquirer A little more than a year ago, when Allen Iverson received the National Basketball Assn.’s Most Valuable Player award, he responded with a sort of public confession. He said a part of his problem was his immaturity. He said that when he arrived on the sports scene, “I was 20 years old and people wanted me to be 30. I had no room for error. But I never stopped and worked on all the things people said I couldn’t do, and now I’m the MVP of the league. It’s something I always wanted. … I’m still the same person, but I’m older, I’m wiser, and I’m more mature.”
Religion by the numbers
July 22, 2002
The threat of terrorism directed at America by Islamic fundamentalists has caused many of us to focus more of our attention on the world that exists outside of our borders. Conflicting religious beliefs are obviously at the core of the current unrest in the Middle East that has given birth the anti-American sentiment that pervades that part of the world and many of us are becoming increasingly curious about these religious differences.
Harry Max Drake Jr.
July 22, 2002
Local briefs
July 22, 2002
Voter registration for primary ends today Today is the deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 6 primary. The Douglas County Clerk’s office will be open until 9 p.m. to register voters. The office is in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Voter registration forms are available to download at election.ljworld.com. Also at the site is a downloadable form to apply for an advance voting ballot, a list of primary races, earlier stories, video and other information on the election. There are Republican primaries in statewide races for governor, attorney general, state treasurer and insurance commissioner. There are also Republican primaries for the 3rd congressional district seat and for the Senate seat now held by Pat Roberts. ______________ Corrections: Kansas to receive funds to reintegrate convicts Kansas will receive $2 million to help former prisoners reintegrate into society, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said. The money is part of 68 grants being given by the Serious and Violent Offender Re-entry Initiative, a collaboration of several government departments. A total of $100 million will be given to 49 states, the District of Columbia and Virgin Islands. “By educating and treating offenders, we are not only helping them improve their lives, we are reducing the chance they will return to crime and drug abuse,” Ashcroft said. Offenders will receive education, treatment and life skills programs while in institutions and services and supervision as they re-enter the community. ______________ Exchange: Receptions to welcome sister city visitors The public is invited to attend welcome receptions for students from Lawrence’s Japanese sister city scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. About 20 students from Hiratsuka, Japan, their chaperones, host families and past participants in the sister city exchange program are expected at a gathering at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. A second reception is set for 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., said Lisa Patterson, city spokeswoman. At that event, students will meet with Mayor Sue Hack. The public is invited to meet the students at both events. Lawrence’s sister city program with Hiratsuka began in 1990. Eutin, Germany, has been a sister city since 1989. ______________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.37 at several Lawrence locations. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price.
Rodent, Hanks go neck and neck at box office
July 22, 2002
A talking mouse and a vengeful mob hitman fought to a virtual tie for the No. 1 film during an unusually slow weekend at theaters.
KC arts center plans to proceed
Bistate tax won’t appear on ballot, but officials unfazed
July 22, 2002
Plans for a $304 million performing arts center will move forward, although a two-state tax that would have helped fund the project won’t be on the November ballot.
Cosmosphere withholds some displays
July 22, 2002
Not all of the treasures at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center are on display.
Ads seek pupils for Udall schools
More students would net more aid for struggling district outside Wichita
July 22, 2002
Hoping to boost enrollment, the Udall school board has taken out advertisements in area newspapers touting the advantages of its schools.
Where’s George?
Internet site makes game of tracking dollar bills
July 22, 2002
Where do those dollars go? For people who can’t keep track of a buck, there’s the Where’s George? Web site, www.wheresgeorge.com/, a sort of underground Internet society that’s open to anyone with a dollar to his name and a bit of daring in his soul.
Web winners
July 22, 2002
Wise shoppers take time now and then to figure out if they are getting the best deal on long-distance phone service. The Web offers many ways to compare costs and keep tabs on the industry.
WTC renewal schedule may be extended
July 22, 2002
Stung by criticism that the initial six proposals for redeveloping the World Trade Center are too commercial, the officials charged with rebuilding the site say they may extend the timeline for selecting a final plan.
Gun accidentally discharged during argument about loan
July 22, 2002
A woman at an apartment complex in the 1800 block of West 26th Street unintentionally blew a hole in the hallway ceiling with a shotgun as she tried to convince a man at her door to leave, Lawrence Police Sgt. Dave Hubbel said. The incident, which occurred Friday evening, apparently stemmed from an argument about borrowed money, Hubbel said. A 35-year-old man who lives in the complex and had loaned a 29-year-old woman in another apartment $18 in June went to her door Friday night asking for the money.
Hernandez drops appeal
July 22, 2002
Yankees pitcher Orlando Hernandez dropped his appeal and began serving a five-game suspension Sunday for hitting Toronto’s Carlos Delgado with a pitch last week.
Levet hangs tough
Unlike Van de Velde, this Frenchman finishes strong
July 22, 2002
Jean Van de Velde he wasn’t. Not even close.
Lost ball gives Evans a wild ride
July 22, 2002
Gary Evans has lost hundreds of golf balls in his life. Never has one meant so much as the ball that disappeared Sunday in the wilds off the 17th fairway in the British Open.
Derrick Thomas lawsuit to go to trial next year
July 22, 2002
A trial date has been set in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed against General Motors Corp. by the mother of the late Kansas City Chief Derrick Thomas and the mothers of his children.
Williams to be celebrated
July 22, 2002
The Marine Corps Band will play and Marine fighter jets will buzz Fenway Park today when fans, friends and former wingmen gather for a tribute to Ted Williams.
Norton wins Kansas Am
July 22, 2002
Bryan Norton of Prairie Village has toured the world playing professional golf.
Seles beats Smashnova as United States advances
July 22, 2002
There was no controversy and little challenge for the American Fed Cup team this time around. Determined to make up for an embarrassing loss to Austria earlier in the year, the Americans took the first two matches Saturday in the best-of-five series against Israel, then Monica Seles overwhelmed Anna Smashnova 6-4, 6-0 Sunday to put the United States back into the 16-nation World Group.
Phenix eliminated from AFA Nationals
July 22, 2002
Lawrence’s Phenix under-10 girls softball team won once before being bounced from the double-elimination AFA Nationals on Sunday at Basehor’s Field of Dreams. After sweeping their group in pool play, the Phenix defeated their first double-elimination opponent, the Tulsa Eagles, 4-3, behind pitcher Alex Zordel of Baldwin.
Fans’ jeers bother Armstrong
U.S. cyclist leads despite ‘disappointing’ reaction of critics
July 22, 2002
As he closes in on a fourth straight Tour de France title, Lance Armstrong is hearing a familiar but unwelcome chant from fans lining the route.
Yankees’ topple Bosox
Magic’ continues in Bronx, 9-8
July 22, 2002
No matter what the New York Yankees do wrong, somehow everything seems to go right especially against the Boston Red Sox.
Finley wins Cards’ debut
Lefty receives offensive support against Pirates, 8-4
July 22, 2002
On a hot, tense day in which it seemed a fight might break out at any minute, Chuck Finley found a way to cool off the Pittsburgh Pirates and win his National League debut.
Baseball briefs
July 22, 2002
Big league umpires miffed at company Rangers’ pitcher Rogers debating trade to Reds Bonds feeling better
Schumacher places first
July 22, 2002
Michael Schumacher clinched his record-tying fifth Formula One season title Sunday with a victory in the French Grand Prix.
Racing briefs
July 22, 2002
Panoz drivers win Washington GP Russell first in top fuel
Sacramento tops Orlando, 62-60
July 22, 2002
Tangela Smith had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds as the Sacramento Monarchs held off the Orlando Miracle for a 62-60 victory Sunday night.
I-70 Speedway: Early wedding gift for O’Neal
July 22, 2002
With his upcoming wedding on his mind, John O’Neal Jr. entered his 40-lap NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Late Model feature Friday night “a little less focused than usual,” by his own admission in post-race interviews.
Orioles’ Erickson charged with assaulting his girlfriend
July 22, 2002
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Scott Erickson was charged Monday with assaulting his girlfriend after she confronted him about whether he was cheating on her, police said.
Fenway opens for fans to honor Williams
July 22, 2002
Fans filed into Fenway Park early Monday for the start of a daylong tribute to Hall of Famer Ted Williams. The stadium gates were opened for four hours to allow fans to walk on the field and remember Williams, who died July 5. A memorial service opened to ticketholders only was scheduled for Monday night.
Humane treatment
July 22, 2002
J-W Editorials The well-operated Lawrence Humane Society shelter provides a valuable service for the community. Reported problems at the Shawnee County animal shelter in Topeka should make Lawrence residents more aware of and grateful for the services offered by the Lawrence Humane Society.
School funding
July 22, 2002
To the editor: Access to a quality public education in Kansas for all students is at risk.
Too often, athletes won’t speak up
Woods, for example, prefers to hide safely behind his Nike swoosh instead of tackling issues
July 22, 2002
We keep factory-producing sports personalities, packaging them like sneakers.
Police urge safe racing
Six deaths prompt officers to entice drivers off streets
July 22, 2002
Illegal street racing has claimed at least six lives in the Wichita area in the last year, prompting police and concerned citizens to urge racers to take their fast cars to the track. One of the sparkplugs of the effort is Dee Bohannan-Downey, whose 20-year-old son, Nate, died last September in a motorcycle accident along a stretch of road frequented by street racers. Now Bohannan-Downey wants to make sure racing doesn’t claim more young lives.
Knight ads raise questions about position in race
July 22, 2002
For weeks, Bob Knight has portrayed himself as the leading candidate in the Republican governor’s race. The Wichita mayor has said he is comfortably ahead. But last week, he did something his opponents thought odd for a candidate who claimed to be leading the field. He began broadcasting negative television ads across the state.
Pollution cited for ‘70s-‘80s drought
Scientists say industrial byproducts might have led to famine in Africa
July 22, 2002
Nearly two decades after one of the world’s most devastating famines in Africa, scientists are pointing a finger at pollution from industrial nations as one of the possible causes.
Briefly
July 22, 2002
Death penalty weighed in slaying of 5-year-old Wildfires keep residents out of their homes 89-year-old crawls 23 hours to get help
Kansas nearly was waste site
July 22, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Bill Hambleton was dealing with a different type of nuclear fallout. It was 1971, and Hambleton, director of the Kansas Geological Survey, was in town to explain why a nearby salt mine wouldn’t make a good storage vault for tons of high-level nuclear waste.
Horoscopes
July 22, 2002
Missouri Governor’s Mansion staff offers manners tutorial to youngsters
July 22, 2002
How do you know when to use a dessert, dinner or salad fork? What about a cocktail fork, soup spoon and butter knife, too?
Point, click, divorce
Web site offers advice to married couples who are splitting up
July 22, 2002
The honeymoon is over. The flowers, the dress, the caterers, the invitations and everything else you bought on planyourwedding.com now seem to have been a waste. The marriage is over, and you are ready to throw away those his-and-hers towels.
High-tech shoes are in the running
July 22, 2002
By Dave Toplikar The flapping sound was getting a little annoying. But I kept going, determined to make it the rest of the way. After about a year’s worth of mileage, my old running shoes were breaking down.
What’s new
July 22, 2002
Ohio university gets high-speed ‘Net hookup Internet extends legal reach of governments
Fiscal policy, debt management plan under consideration
July 22, 2002
The Lawrence City Commission will consider adoption of city debt management and fiscal policy and debt issuance guidelines. The policy is being adopted so the city budget can comply with standards of the Government Finance Officers Assn. It mandates that the city should go into debt for projects only when “desirable,” when the length and size of the debt make it efficient, and when favorable interest rates can be found.
Final round great not grand for Woods
July 22, 2002
Hat in hand as he walked briskly toward the 18th green at Muirfield, Tiger Woods acknowledged the cheers from an enormous crowd, a scene that has become all too familiar on Sunday in a major championship.
Twisters take state
Derby dumps Hays in championship, 8-4
July 22, 2002
By Levi Chronister The third time was anything but a charm for the Hays Storm on Sunday in the Kansas Amateur Softball Assn.’s girls 14-under Class C state tournament. Playing their third straight game in heat that reached 101 degrees, the Storm lost the championship game, 8-4, to the Derby Twisters.
Opportunity for improvement
July 22, 2002
J-W Editorials Perhaps changes at downtown’s Granada Theater will return this historic building to a position of community prominence. The announcement that the Granada Theater has changed ownership and will be renovated surely is welcome news for people who care about Lawrence’s downtown.
Advocate: AG failed to define specifics on curbing irrigation
July 22, 2002
By Dave Ranney Water watchers were hoping a recent attorney general’s opinion would end arguments about how far the state can go in clamping down on pumping water from the Ogallala Aquifer. Instead, it’s opened a new round of debate.
Where to turn in volatile times?
Newsletters, analysts post ups, downs
July 22, 2002
With confidence in Wall Street analysts shaken, where can you turn for reliable investment recommendations? Mark Hulbert thought the answer might be newsletters. He is the editor of a newsletter that ranks the performance of investment advisory newsletters.
Senator urges Bush administration
July 22, 2002
U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan has urged the Bush administration to release additional water from upstream dams into the Missouri River.
For good or ill, race does matter
July 22, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Ward Connerly again.
Craftsman’s wagons summon pioneer past
July 22, 2002
Some people like making model planes or ships. Others enjoy needlepoint or basketweaving. Don Werner likes making wagons.
Derby dumps Hays in championship, 8-4
July 22, 2002
By Levi Chronister The third time was anything but a charm for the Hays Storm on Sunday in the Kansas Amateur Softball Assn.’s girls 14-under Class C state tournament. Playing their third straight game in heat that reached 101 degrees, the Storm lost the championship game, 8-4, to the Derby Twisters.
Births
July 22, 2002
Mike and Amy Thompson, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday. Danny and Amber Ross, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
s brash style will fuel vigorous statewide campaign
July 22, 2002
By Mike Shields About 10 years ago, Bud Norman, a gravel-voiced, fedora-wearing reporter for The Wichita Eagle, wrote a story about Wichita Mayor Bob Knight suggesting Knight’s life was stuff straight from the Merle Haggard songbook. There was the hard-scrabble upbringing, which 60-year-old Knight, a candidate in the GOP gubernatorial primary, described last week to a small group at the Southwind Country Club in Garden City:
Gun accidentally discharged during argument about loan
July 22, 2002
A woman at an apartment complex in the 1800 block of West 26th Street unintentionally blew a hole in the hallway ceiling with a shotgun as she tried to convince a man at her door to leave, Lawrence Police Sgt. Dave Hubbel said. The incident, which occurred Friday evening, apparently stemmed from an argument about borrowed money, Hubbel said. A 35-year-old man who lives in the complex and had loaned a 29-year-old woman in another apartment $18 in June went to her door Friday night asking for the money.
Harry Max Drake Jr.
July 22, 2002
Services for Harry Max Drake Jr., 81, Ottawa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Ottawa. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Drake died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
People
July 22, 2002
Stars still helping N.Y. New ‘Harry’ director named Stewart begins new chapter Stone plans return to film
Greek arrests foil attack plot on NATO
July 22, 2002
Greek authorities on Sunday charged two alleged members of the November 17 terror organization in the assassination of American and British servicemen, and a newspaper reported the deadly urban guerrilla group planned to attack U.S. and NATO peacekeepers. Police also arrested a 10th alleged group member in northern Greece Sunday as they continued dismantling an organization that killed four U.S. military officials and 19 other people in 27 years. Thomas Serifis, 36, who worked for the Athens public bus company, was being questioned.
Israel backs down on deporting relatives
July 22, 2002
Israeli officials, faced with an international outcry and a definitive ruling by the attorney general, acknowledged Sunday they couldn’t legally deport relatives of suicide bombers unless they were directly linked to attacks. Also Sunday, a Palestinian official said Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres told the Palestinians that Israeli troops could withdraw from two West Bank cities Bethlehem and Hebron in the coming days. Israeli officials denied the claim.
Big Easy does it
Els survives collapse, pair of playoffs for victory
July 22, 2002
For the Big Easy, it was anything but that. Beaten down by Tiger Woods during the last four years, Ernie Els faced even greater pressure Sunday in the British Open by squandering a three-stroke lead, a collapse that could have made him an emotional wreck the rest of his career.
Homeland Security chief wants to keep military options open
July 22, 2002
Homeland security chief Tom Ridge says the threat of terrorism may force government planners to consider using the military for domestic law enforcement, now largely prohibited by federal law.
On the record
July 22, 2002
Royals topple Tribe in 10th - Kansas City 13, Cleveland 12
July 22, 2002
Raul Ibanez found yet another way to contribute. Ibanez hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning, then was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 10th to give Kansas City a 13-12 victory Sunday against Cleveland.
Burton busts long slump
Driver beats Green to finish by more than three seconds
July 22, 2002
For the first time since the Daytona 500, nothing went wrong for Ward Burton.
Barron bags first IRL championship
July 22, 2002
A late caution flag cost Alex Barron a chance to challenge for victory at the Indianapolis 500. The same situation at the Firestone Indy 200 helped him get his first IRL victory.
City softball results: 7/21
July 22, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Sunday, July 21.
High-tech shoes are in the running
July 22, 2002
By Dave Toplikar The flapping sound was getting a little annoying. But I kept going, determined to make it the rest of the way. After about a year’s worth of mileage, my old running shoes were breaking down.
Briefly
July 22, 2002
House leader says raises fair China urged to set talks Islamic extremists warn of new attacks on Americans
State group uses front yards to drum up voter activism for education
July 22, 2002
By Joel Mathis Holli Joyce is getting tired of watching Pinckney School suffer. Her two children attend the school, and she is chairwoman of the site council. In recent months, she has watched as Lawrence school district officials have cut teachers, reassigned a counselor and trimmed hours for a nursing position from the school’s staff.
On the street
July 22, 2002
Asked on Massachusetts Street Do you support seeking the death penalty for Damien C. Lewis, the Lawrence man charged with killing two Lawrence residents?
Fiscal policy, debt management plan under consideration
July 22, 2002
The Lawrence City Commission will consider adoption of city debt management and fiscal policy and debt issuance guidelines. The policy is being adopted so the city budget can comply with standards of the Government Finance Officers Assn. It mandates that the city should go into debt for projects only when “desirable,” when the length and size of the debt make it efficient, and when favorable interest rates can be found.
Market braces for another price plunge
July 22, 2002
Wall Street’s hemorrhaging may not be over, much to the chagrin of investors who have watched stock prices plummet for nine straight weeks. Even after the 390-point plunge Friday that took the Dow Jones industrials to their lowest close in nearly four years, many analysts said a brief bounce higher on bargain hunting was the best the market is likely to get and more losses today are still a strong possibility.
Sound off
July 22, 2002
Will the delays in preparing ballots for the Aug. 6 primary, which were caused by redistricting issues, affect voting for Kansas military men and women serving overseas? Somewhat: A federal court ruling has extended the voting deadline for service men and women and overseas civilians to Aug. 12, instead of the normal deadline, which would have been the day of the primary.
WorldCom bankruptcy largest ever in U.S.
July 22, 2002
In the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection Sunday, about a month after disclosing it had falsely inflated profits by nearly $4 billion. The bankruptcy is the latest in a stunning series of corporate collapses stemming from deceptive accounting.
Kansas nearly was waste site
July 22, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Bill Hambleton was dealing with a different type of nuclear fallout. It was 1971, and Hambleton, director of the Kansas Geological Survey, was in town to explain why a nearby salt mine wouldn’t make a good storage vault for tons of high-level nuclear waste.