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Bush demands China return crew, Navy plane
April 2, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:32 p.m.) President Bush on Monday demanded China arrange the “prompt and safe return” of 24 U.S. crew members and their plane packed with spy technology, seeking to end a standoff reminiscent of the Cold War.
Faustian incarnation devilish in the detail
April 2, 2001
By Jan Biles “Temptation” isn’t an easy play to follow, even though it’s based on the familiar Faust/Faustus story developed so well by Johann Goethe and Christopher Marlowe.
Ask Gary — end of the season edition
April 2, 2001
Here are some questions and answers from the e-mailbag. I answered many of your questions via direct e-mail the past many weeks. I hope you received my answers and they satisfied your immediate hunger for knowledge. I really am no expert on radio, TV and/or telecast times of Roy’s weekly show. So I apologize if I didn’t answer your questions regarding those matters.
Court denies DNA request in murder case
April 2, 2001
A man convicted of murdering his wife lost a bid to have a second round of DNA evidence testing. Johnson County District Judge James Franklin Davis issued the ruling Friday, saying Kenneth E. Haddock and his lawyers “failed to show the court how a result in his favor would have in any way changed the outcome of his trial.”
XFL Roundup:Druckenmiller lifts Maniax over Xtreme
April 2, 2001
Jim Druckenmiller threw three touchdown passes as the Memphis Maniax beat the Los Angeles Xtreme, 27-12, on Sunday in the XFL.
Mildred A. Burt
April 2, 2001
Christopher J. Conklin
April 2, 2001
Leonardi services
April 2, 2001
Morriss services
April 2, 2001
Celts’ Pierce finally claims league honor
April 2, 2001
Antoine Walker sulked after being left off the Eastern Conference All-Star team in February, despite posting All-Star caliber numbers.
On the record
April 2, 2001
KU’s Farley headed to UNI
Jayhawk assistant returning to alma mater
April 2, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University assistant football coach Mark Farley is headed to the University of Northern Iowa to take over as head coach at his alma mater.
Memories of ‘Jackie’ treasured
Stiles ruled Kansas as prep standout
April 2, 2001
Every once in a while a sports writer is lucky enough to cover a young athlete before the individual hits the big time.Y ou watch the athlete progress through a local high school, chart progress at the major-college level and wonder if he or she will make it as a pro.
Nation’s top two teams to tangle for title
April 2, 2001
Before a game was played this year, Arizona and Duke were considered the best teams in the country. After more than 4,500 regular-season games and another 63 in the NCAA tournament, the season ends Monday night with those two teams playing for the national title.
Irish rally to win crown - Notre Dame 68, Purdue 66
April 2, 2001
Add the names McGraw, Riley and Ivey to the rich lore of Notre Dame athletics. The school of Rockne, Leahy and Montana now has a national championship in basketball.Notre Dame won the NCAA women’s title by pulling off yet another Final Four comeback, beating Purdue 68-66 Sunday on Ruth Riley’s two free throws with 5.8 seconds left.
British elections postponed
April 2, 2001
Prime Minister Tony Blair has decided to delay the national election that had been expected next month, politicians and media reports said, so he can focus his energy on the battle against the foot-and-mouth epidemic afflicting British livestock.
Nebraska tops Hispanic migration
April 2, 2001
Dan Zulkosky doesn’t remember any Hispanics living in Wakefield when he moved there 10 years ago. Today about one out of every 20 residents in the city and surrounding Dixon County are Hispanic.
Poll: Americans back global warming cuts
April 2, 2001
Two-thirds of Americans say President George W. Bush should develop a plan to reduce the emission of gases like carbon dioxide that have been blamed for causing global temperature increases, says a poll released Sunday.
Taiwan seeks U.S. weapons
Bush to decide soon whether to allow sale
April 2, 2001
President Bush is nearing a decision on whether to allow Taiwan to buy four destroyers equipped with the Navy’s most advanced anti-missile radar system.
Sales tax
April 2, 2001
By Tim Carpenter City hall underwriting the cost of keeping Free State High School’s baseball team stocked with the best metal-alloy bats? Or the county commission paying salaries of nurses taking care of elementary schoolchildren?
Homicide still baffles authorities
Newly released information sheds light
April 2, 2001
By Mike Belt Jefferson County Sheriff Roy Dunnaway is looking for that one bit of evidence something that will jump out at him or one of his investigators. Otherwise, the killing of Clarence Rinke shot to death Oct. 14, 1999, in his rural home might never be solved.
NHL briefs
April 2, 2001
Rangers’ Kloucek ailing Lemieux to rest tonight
Red Wings, Capitals clinch division titles
April 2, 2001
The winner and the loser both left the ice as champions. Although Steve Yzerman gave the Detroit Red Wings the 2-1 victory with a power-play goal 11 seconds into overtime, each team clinched its respective division title.
Digital products debut
April 2, 2001
Several new digital products stepped out at the Photo Marketing Assn.’s annual trade show and convention in sunny Orlando, Fla.
New dryer technology lets launderers take a load off
April 2, 2001
By Dave Toplikar It sounded like a freight train thundering through our laundry room. “Dad, something’s wrong with the DRYER!” one of my daughters shouted over the rumbling and shrieking.
Instant messengerese
April 2, 2001
Those who use instant message systems often “speak” in acronyms.
Briefly
April 2, 2001
Aid to homeless: Community center seeking donations Medicine: Public Health Week observed Kansas University Senior Services : Volunteers recruited for insurance counseling
Fewer information technology jobs seen
April 2, 2001
U.S. companies expect to create 900,000 new information technology jobs this year 44 percent fewer than last year because of the slowing economy, an industry survey finds.
Reunion a labor of brotherly love
April 2, 2001
By Kevin Bates Ernest Bruch’s younger brother Dave wasn’t around much when they were children. But Ernest, then in his late teens, wasn’t quite sure why. The two brothers, who spent their early childhood in Topeka, lost touch after their mother died in 1970 and the siblings were split up among grandparents.
Business Briefcase
April 2, 2001
Checks: Shoppers: Be careful when giving information Severance package: Soon-to-be unemployed should secure benefits
Free State girls win track meet; boys take second
April 2, 2001
Free State High sent 14 girls Saturday to the Kansas Wyandotte track and field meet, and each one produced for the Firebirds, who won the team title with 118 points.
KU women fall to Buffs in tennis, 4-3
April 2, 2001
Kansas won the doubles point, but Colorado rebounded to win four of six singles matches to win the team match, 4-3, over the Jayhawks on Sunday at Alvamar. CU swept the top three singles matches in upending the 45th-ranked Jayhawks.
Energy woes nudge GM from Fortune 500 lead
April 2, 2001
Surging U.S. energy prices gave oil, gas and power companies new fuel in their climb through the ranks of the annual Fortune 500. Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. posted its highest-ever revenue of $210 billion in 2000, boosting it to No. 1 on the list from its 1999 ranking as No. 3. Automaker General Motors Corp. had revenue of $184.6 billion and fell from No. 1 to No. 3.
U.S. presses China
April 2, 2001
Two dozen crew members of a Navy spy plane were in Chinese hands after a collision with a Chinese fighter jet forced the American pilot to make an emergency landing Sunday, touching off a possible foreign policy crisis for the new Bush administration.
KU softball trips A&M
April 2, 2001
Kansas University’s softball team scored four runs in the seventh inning and beat Texas A&M, 6-4, on Sunday.Khelly Musser had a hit, two RBIs and two runs scored. Also, Leah Tabb and Courtney Wright each had a hit and RBI.
On the money
April 2, 2001
Many people feel that they simply have no control over how their hard-earned money is spent and saved. Gaining control of one’s money is an important first step to attaining good financial health.
Americans should consider national debt over tax cuts
April 2, 2001
Uh-oh. The Wall Street Journal has gone on a pro-debt campaign. I don’t mean your debt. The Journal strongly supports a bill that would make it much harder for individuals to go bankrupt and start fresh.
Birds face bitter end
April 2, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate Spanning the globe to bring you … birds in the news! I heard the following story the other day. I can’t personally vouch for its authenticity. But, as an experienced journalist, I believe it to be fact because it was told to me by some guy I know who heard it from another guy, somebody’s cousin, maybe. Here it is:
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
April 2, 2001
Democrats squander opportunity
April 2, 2001
By Robert Reno Newsday The Democratic Party came out of the election with at least an arguable claim to the moral high ground and, being the nominal party of self-destruction, proceeded to squander it.
Party divisions
April 2, 2001
U.S., Russia need new treaty
April 2, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The Bush administration has delivered a stinging slap to Russian pride with its opening, somewhat dismissive moves. But the blow carries more calculation than anger or ideological impetuousness. There is a business plan at work for Bush Inc. on this too.
Dubious distinction
April 2, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The number of out-of-state residents obtaining abortions in Kansas may be disturbing to some state residents. Regardless of a person’s position on the question of abortion or late-term abortion, one has to wonder whether Kansans are pleased to have their state recognized as one of the abortion capitals of the nation.
Spy Kids’ are box office champs
April 2, 2001
The family that spies together took charge at movie theaters during the weekend and buried the competition.
Yanks still team to beat
Royals open season today at New York
April 2, 2001
Mike Mussina took over David Cone’s locker, Chuck Knoblauch offered to give away his infield gloves, and Derek Jeter stayed in Florida. None of that will stop the New York Yankees from raising yet another World Series banner when they open their season today against Kansas City.
White House power struggles
April 2, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Polarization is taking root in the executive branch as strong-willed individuals, each with his own power base, vie for the philosophical direction of the Bush administration. And it remains unclear how President Bush will resolve their differences.
Slain infant buried, Israelis vow revenge
April 2, 2001
To cries of anguish and demands for revenge, Jewish settlers buried 10-month-old Shalhevet Pas Sunday, six days after the army says she was shot dead by a Palestinian sniper.
KU V TEXAS BOX
April 2, 2001
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DROP-IN CENTER SEEKS DONATIONS
April 2, 2001
Community center seeking donations
MON CITY BACKGROUND
April 2, 2001
The license was slated for renewal at the commission’s March 27 meeting, but commissioners delayed action after neighborhood residents complained about alleged noise, vandalism and drug use by the club’s patrons. Commissioners could grant the license Tuesday, or they could decide to schedule an administrative hearing that could result in the license’s revocation.
BALDWIN BOY WINS NATIONAL WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP
April 2, 2001
J-W Staff Report Topeka — Kevin Callahan, a Baldwin fifth-grader, won the 12-under, 100-pound division of the Kids National Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament over the weekend at the Kansas Expocentre.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK RESULTS
April 2, 2001
High School Results Saturday at Kansas City Wyandotte
S TENNIS FALLS
April 2, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas won the doubles point, but Colorado rebounded to win four of six singles matches to win the team match, 4-3, over the Jayhawks on Sunday at Alvamar.
M SOFTBALL BOX
April 2, 2001
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4-2 SHOULD BUSINESSES RECEIVING TAX BREAKS FROM THE CITY HAVE..
April 2, 2001
Should businesses receiving tax breaks from the city have to pay a living wage? Sandi Bailey,
LEONARDI OBIT
April 2, 2001
Leonardi services Services for Heather Kristin Leonardi, 12, rural Berryton, will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Lawrence. A private burial service will precede the services at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
4-2 HOSPITAL TO OFFER BREASTFEEDING CLASSES
April 2, 2001
Hospital to offer breast-feeding classes Lawrence Memorial Hospital will offer two workshops this month to help new mothers facilitate a good beginning and a lasting breast-feeding experience.
MONDAY BUSINESS BRIEFS
April 2, 2001
CREDIT CARDS Stovall warns consumers
S SUMMIT SCHOOL FILLSNEED
April 2, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Baldwin — There’s a new alternative school here this year. It’s in a building that looks like a home and it caters to students who might not have made it elsewhere.
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April 2, 2001
J-W Staff Report College Station, Texas — Kansas University’s softball team scored four runs in the seventh inning and beat Texas A&M, 6-4, on Sunday.
LANGSTON HUGHES HAS DEDICATION
April 2, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Students blended music and poetry with special tributes as they celebrated the dedication Sunday of the new Langston Hughes School in West Lawrence.
MON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
April 2, 2001
Following is a list of construction projects that will affect traffic this week in the Lawrence area: 1. Ninth Street between Louisiana and Tennessee streets: One lane of eastbound traffic closed for waterline installation.
ROWING RESULTS
April 2, 2001
JAYHAWK INVITATIONAL Race conditions: Raced over a full 2,000-meter course in stake boats with a slight breeze.
4-2 INSTANT MESSAGING JARGON
April 2, 2001
Instant messengerese AAMOF as a matter of fact
KU BASEBALL FALLS TO TEXAS
April 2, 2001
Another day, another career pitching performance against Kansas University’s struggling baseball team. A day after Texas’ Albert Montes struck out a career-best 13 Jayhawks, UT’s Ryan France struck out a career-best nine KU players in his first complete game, a 6-3 victory over Kansas on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.
COMMENT AMERICANS SHOULD CONSIDER DEBT, INSTEAD OF TAX CUTS
April 2, 2001
Uh-oh. The Wall Street Journal has gone on a pro-debt campaign. I don’t mean your debt. The Journal strongly supports a bill that would make it much harder for individuals to go bankrupt and start fresh.
MON CITY AGENDA
April 2, 2001
Proclamations * Proclaim the week of April 2 - 8 as “Public Health Week.”
Video game reviews
April 2, 2001
Langston Hughes dedication: Poet’s past meets future
April 2, 2001
By Mike Belt Students blended music and poetry with special tributes as they celebrated the dedication Sunday of the new Langston Hughes School in West Lawrence. “It will be their introduction to the public character of Lawrence,” said Austin Turney, president of the Lawrence school board.
Survivor’ wannabes hope to outlast other hopefuls
April 2, 2001
Lori McGuire and Alicia Ashley arrived in Hollywood from Orange County, Calif., on Saturday ready to survive an audition: Camera-ready lipstick. Sprayed-in place coifs. Shorts. Low-fat candy. Bottled water. Beach chairs. Magazines.
Magician rekindles his act
David Copperfield heats up TV special with tornado of fire
April 2, 2001
Some people chase their dreams. David Copperfield prefers chasing his nightmares. “I have a recurring nightmare of dying in a fire,” the master illusionist explains after a Manhattan news conference promoting his Tuesday night television special. “And the best way to face my fears is to engulf myself in them.”
Research key to good investing
Learning about stocks doesn’t have to be complicated, experts say
April 2, 2001
There once was a cartoon in The New Yorker about a lady wearing sensible shoes not beautiful, slender and sexy high heels, but ugly, solid, feet-on-the ground shoes. They also nag. The cartoon depicted a lady in low heels surrounded by sayings popping up such as “Pay the rent” or “Call your mother” or “Write thank you notes.”
Girl Scout uniforms change with the fashionable times
April 2, 2001
Striped blouses and pleated skirts are out, stretchy tops and cargo pants are in. The Girl Scouts are getting a new look after years of moaning that their uniforms are fashion duds.
S TOP BOAT STRUGGLES AT INVITE
April 2, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com In its only home event of the season, Kansas University’s rowing team lost just five races.
BIRTHS
April 2, 2001
Brooke McGary and Greg Gauger, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday. Dennis and Rachell Vigna, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday.
WKD-RINKE MURDER STILLMYSTERY
April 2, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com www.ink.org/public/kbi
MON IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION
April 2, 2001
Reward offered Anyone with information about the murder of Clarence Rinke can call the Jefferson County sheriff’s office at (785) 863-2351, or the toll-free Kansas crime hotline at (800) KS-CRIME. Callers can remain anonymous.
THE MAG: JULIANA BOX
April 2, 2001
What: Juliana Theory, Squad 5-0, Clint K Band When: 9 p.m. Saturday
THE MAG: REYNOLDS BOX
April 2, 2001
What: Tim Reynolds When: 8 p.m. Monday
4-2 GAME REVIEWS
April 2, 2001
Resident Evil: Code Veronica Platform: Dreamcast, PC
FREE STATE TRACK GIRLS WIN
April 2, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas City — Free State High sent 14 girls Saturday to the Kansas Wyandotte track and field meet, and each one produced for the Firebirds, who won the team title with 118 points.
THE MAG: VONDA SHEPARD BOX
April 2, 2001
What: Vonda Shepard When: 8 p.m. Friday
S FARLEY HEADED TO UNI
April 2, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Kansas University assistant football coach Mark Farley is headed to the University of Northern Iowa to take over as head coach at his alma mater.
STILES COLUMN
April 2, 2001
More: www.webkrafts.com/stiles Every once in a while a sports writer is lucky enough to cover a young athlete before the individual hits the big time.
Friends and Neighbors
April 2, 2001
Braxton Loving, 3 months, might be wondering if Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams would let him shoot a few baskets. Braxton is the son of KU grads Steve and Elisa Loving, Prairie Village.
Lawrence city commission
April 2, 2001
Commissioners to examine liquor-license renewal.
Blue Jays trip Texas, 8-1
A-Rod stumbles in Rangers’ debut
April 2, 2001
After all the offseason hype, Alex Rodriguez put on quite a show in his debut with the Texas Rangers.It just wasn’t all good.
Sony airboard takes off in Japan
Internet appliances popular with gadget-loving customers
April 2, 2001
Leave it to Sony Corp. to be different in targeting the computer-challenged. Its take on the Internet-capable appliance, called the airboard, looks like what you might get mixing an Etch A Sketch with a cordless phone and a TV.
Are domain changes imminent?
Groups using .org Internet addresses fear online eviction
April 2, 2001
Brandon Cackowski-Schnell remembers the hassles of changing his area code in Seattle some years back when the phone company ran out of numbers.
Event mixed bag for KU rowers
Kansas wins 15 of 20 races, but top boat manages just one win in Jayhawk Invitational
April 2, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock In its only home event of the season, Kansas University’s rowing team lost just five races. But the Jayhawks’ top boat won just one weekend race, and KU coach Rob Catloth couldn’t help but notice.
MON CITY BOTTOM LINE
April 2, 2001
Lawrence city commissioners will consider renewing the drinking establishment license for Club 508, 508 Locust. The club was formerly known as Los Amigos.
High schools give up fight to stay open in Kansas
April 2, 2001
Zack Foster sorted through a handful of basketball photos as he designed a yearbook page on the computer screen at Utica High School. The 19-year-old senior was laying out what would become the school’s final yearbook.
NBA Roundup: Utah back in playoffs
Malone paces Jazz to 18th straight postseason berth
April 2, 2001
After leading the Utah Jazz to another playoff berth, Karl Malone is happy the postseason doesn’t start tomorrow. “We’re not ready. Not yet,” Malone said after the Jazz secured their 18th straight postseason berth on Sunday with a 92-73 victory over the Vancouver Grizzlies on Sunday.
Texas completes sweep of KU
France pitches Longhorns to 6-3 victory in series finale
April 2, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Another day, another career pitching performance against Kansas University’s struggling baseball team. A day after Texas’ Albert Montes struck out a career-best 13 Jayhawks, UT’s Ryan France struck out a career-best nine KU players in his first complete game, a 6-3 victory over Kansas on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.
BLOTTER
April 2, 2001
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
SOUNDOFF ON EIGHTH
April 2, 2001
East Eighth Street is the worst road in Lawrence. Is the city going to do anything about that? City Manager Mike Wildgen said: “East Eighth from the railroad tracks east to the wastewater treatment plant is scheduled for a total renovation and upgrade after the heavy truck and equipment is no longer needed at the treatment plant project.”
Reconciliation Day is a good time
April 2, 2001
Lawrence briefs
April 2, 2001
Lawrence hospital to offer breast-feeding classes Lawrence library to hold child-care discussion ECKAN to recertify clients Hospital to offer meditation workshops Seniors to be named Kansas Honor Scholars Photo Alliance meeting at Lawrence Arts Center
Arthur ‘Buster’ Thompson
April 2, 2001
People will talk
Instant messages help computer users get to the point
April 2, 2001
When Bruce Milligan wanted to ask his father if he and his wife could visit, e-mail wasn’t fast enough and a phone call, from Cary, N.C., to Louisiana, would cost him. So he zapped his dad an IM, or instant message. His father, who was online, responded immediately. Yes, come on down. The plans were set.
Education resolve tested
Finance debate to show lawmakers’ commitment to schools
April 2, 2001
Kansans are about to learn whether Gov. Bill Graves’ campaign for a substantial increase in spending on public schools has paid off.
Students scale educational heights
April 2, 2001
By Joy Ludwig There’s a new alternative school here this year. It’s in a building that looks like a home and it caters to students who might not have made it elsewhere.
Milosevic under interrogation
April 2, 2001
Disgraced ex-President Slobodan Milosevic was interrogated for several hours Sunday by an investigating judge and remanded to Belgrade’s Central Prison for 30 days pending further investigation of graft and corruption charges.
4-2 INSTANT MESSAGING MORE INFO
April 2, 2001
Join IM Are you one of the millions of people using several brands of instant messaging service? If not, here is where you can join in.
LAWRENCE MAN REUNITED WITH BROTHER
April 2, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com Ernest Bruch’s younger brother Dave wasn’t around much when they were children.
S OPINION RAISES POSSIBILITY OF EDUCATION SALES TAX
April 2, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com City hall underwriting the cost of keeping Free State High School’s baseball team stocked with the best metal-alloy bats?
People
April 2, 2001
NEW DRYER TECHNOLOGY LETS YOU TAKE A LOAD OFF
April 2, 2001
It sounded like a freight train thundering through our laundry room. “Dad, something’s wrong with the DRYER!” one of my daughters shouted over the rumbling and shrieking.
Horoscopes
April 2, 2001