Archive for Tuesday, April 3, 2001

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Area election results
April 3, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 9:58 p.m.) The following are results in area city and school board races.
Missing KU student found
April 3, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 9:40 p.m.) A KU student missing for nearly two weeks was found Tuesday morning after she called her mother from a pay telephone near Clinton Lake.
Bush sends strong message to China
Calls for immediate release of American crew of Navy spy plane
April 3, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 3:47 p.m.) President Bush urged China to immediately release the American crew members of a damaged Navy spy plane Tuesday, suggesting further delay could undermine U.S.-Chinese relations.
Hack, Dunfield and Kennedy win city commission seats
Turney, Salkind and Robinson win school board seats
April 3, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 9:54 p.m.) By Dave Toplikar and Joy Ludwig Sue Hack, David Dunfield and Marty Kennedy won three seats on the Lawrence City Commission in Tuesday’s election. Austin Turney, Leni Salkind and Linda Robinson were took the three seats on the Lawrence school board.
People
April 3, 2001
Bad-boy Hugh Message in a bottle Sir Paul goes Hollywood Broken engagement
Recycling efforts growing by heaps and bounds
April 3, 2001
Already believed to be the state’s top city for recycling waste, Lawrence officials say recycling here continues to build steam.
State’s emerging wheat crop struggles
April 3, 2001
Hugoton farmer Bob Parsons didn’t plant winter wheat on his parched land last fall until after late rains broke a long drought.
Daily ticker
April 3, 2001
Political tension, profit fears hit stocks
April 3, 2001
Stocks fell sharply Monday, erasing a substantial advance by blue chips as concerns about political tensions with China intensified Wall Street’s ongoing case of jitters.
Survey: Midwest continues slowdown
April 3, 2001
The Midwest economy slowed to a record low in March and layoffs may well follow, an economist said Monday. But inflation showed signs of moderating, and the Federal Reserve Board probably will lower interest rates again, said Ernie Goss, an economist at Creighton University.
Airline service still declining
Mishandled baggage, delayed flights among troubles
April 3, 2001
Airline flights arrived behind schedule more often and more passengers complained about service despite industry promises to improve, a new study says. An annual review of airline quality conducted by two college professors also found more passengers bumped from overcrowded flights and more checked baggage mishandled.
Commissioner wants to slow spending
Jail, juvenile detention focus of Jones’ budget scrutiny
April 3, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Douglas County spends more money on public safety than anything else, and it is the fastest-growing piece of the county’s budget.
Manufacturing sector continues slowdown
April 3, 2001
Manufacturing activity declined in March for the eighth consecutive month, an industry group said Monday.
School plan eyes equity
April 3, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board began development Monday of a long-range facilities plan for creating equitable, quality schools.
Velva A. Welsh
April 3, 2001
Irene P. Nadvornik
April 3, 2001
Anna Marie Frevert
April 3, 2001
Wilma J. Garber
April 3, 2001
Area briefs
April 3, 2001
Missouri resident pleads not guilty to sex crimes County investigates reported animal cruelty
Ripken flashes leather to open 21st season
April 3, 2001
Playing on what could be his final opening day, Cal Ripken put on a show to remember even though he failed to hit the ball out of the infield.
Disappointed UA fans ‘venting’ in Tucson
April 3, 2001
Disappointed Arizona fans overturned at least two cars, tore down street signs and set small fires Monday night following the Wildcats’ loss in the NCAA tournament.
On the record
April 3, 2001
Simien’s shoulder surgery success
Former Jayhawk Pritchard activates himself for KC Knights’ playoffs
April 3, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas basketball signee Wayne Simien’s shoulder surgery has been deemed a success. “Dr. (Jeff) Randall said everything went fine. There were no surprises. They used three sutures to reattach the (torn) ligaments in the front of the shoulder,” Wayne Simien Sr. said Monday after his son’s two-hour arthroscopic surgery at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU’s Randall dismayed by ISU axing
April 3, 2001
Kansas University baseball coach Bobby Randall was disheartened to hear Monday that Iowa State had decided to slice baseball along with men’s swimming and diving for budgetary reasons.
Coach’s arm strengthens KU softball
By throwing batting practice, Bunge has helped Jayhawks’ offense improve
April 3, 2001
By Chuck Woodling It’s not like the pitching machine used by Kansas University’s softball team is growing rust. It is accumulating dust, though. In an effort to improve her team’s puny hitting, KU coach Tracy Bunge thought it might help if the Jayhawks saw more live pitching.
KU students stage parking protest
April 3, 2001
By Mike Belt A band of guerrillas, armed with a song on their lips and a protest on their minds, staged a quick-hitting “raid” on Kansas University’s parking department Monday afternoon.
Mob mentality stains college sports
Violence erupts on campuses of Purdue, Maryland after NCAA basketball losses
April 3, 2001
Purdue student Eric Fobes had a rush of excitement as he ran into the street, joining in the cheers as a pile of furniture was set on fire. A day after he and hundreds of other rowdy students were tear gassed by police following Purdue’s loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA women’s basketball championship game, Fobes had no regrets.
KC art museum officials break new ground
Nelson-Atkins’ first expansion since 1933 opening to add 150,000 square feet
April 3, 2001
By Jan Biles Marc Wilson, director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, made history Tuesday along with the museum’s board of trustees by breaking ground for the first expansion of the museum since its opening in 1933. Nearly 4,000 people contributed more than $200 million for the 150,000-square-foot expansion and renovation.
School committee shows mercy on ‘Merchant’
April 3, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Bard’s controversial play, “The Merchant of Venice,” is safe for now in the Lawrence public school curriculum. A district review committee unanimously denied a request by Phyllis Allen of Lawrence to remove this work by William Shakespeare from the required reading list of an advanced English course at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.
Inequity rare at KU, survey says
April 3, 2001
By Dave Ranney A yearlong review of equity issues at Kansas University has found little evidence of discrimination against women and members of minority groups. “We are very pleased with the report and its findings,” said KU provost David Shulenburger.
Sideline
April 3, 2001
Baseball season in full swing Strawberry returns, arrested Iowa State to drop two sports Vols closing in on coach
Tiny town at center of attention
Demographic title shifts in Missouri
April 3, 2001
Informed that he lived just down the road from the newly crowned center of U.S. population, former Missouri state Rep. Jerry McBride gasped.
KU men’s golf in 13th place at Western
April 3, 2001
Kansas University’s men’s golf team is in 13th place heading into the final round of the Western Intercollegiate. The Jayhawks, who placed third at the tournament last year, totaled 595 strokes during Monday’s 36-hole first round at the par-70 Pasatiempo Golf Course.
China silent on plane, crew
April 3, 2001
Twenty-four Americans and their spy plane were confined today to a military base on a tropical Chinese island under a blanket of secrecy, still out of contact two days after a collision with a Chinese warplane. American diplomats were heading to the site.
Birth parents want adoption ruled abduction
April 3, 2001
The struggle for custody of the American infant twins adopted through the Internet returned to court Monday, with lawyers for the girls’ natural parents asking that they be declared abducted children, a court spokesman said.
Hingis scared by stalker
Tennis player testifies against Croatian-born Rajcevic
April 3, 2001
Martina Hingis testified Monday that she is frightened by an accused stalker who repeatedly has ignored her pleas to leave her alone.
U.N. rights chief reverses decision to step down
April 3, 2001
Mary Robinson has reversed her decision to step down as the U.N. human rights chief and asked for a one-year extension of her current term, U.N. officials and human rights groups said Monday.
Campaign consequences not clear
April 3, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group It is rare that a major piece of legislation passes in Congress with as much uncertainty about its effects as the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill. There are as many opinions about its consequences as there are observers of the debate that has just finished.
Oil spill fouls Danish coast
April 3, 2001
With at least 1,000 ducks, swans and seagulls already dead, hunters combed oil-soiled Danish beaches Monday to destroy birds coated in oil and beyond saving after a tanker collision.
Yugoslavia’s case against Milosevic widens
April 3, 2001
Criminal investigations against Slobodan Milosevic widened Monday, with police charging the former Yugoslav president with inciting his guards to shoot at officers sent to arrest him for alleged corruption and abuse of power.
Blue Devils three-rific
Duke claims third crown with 82-72 win over ‘Zona
April 3, 2001
It’s complete. Shane Battier’s work is done. “All that’s left for me is to ride off in the sunset on a white horse,” Duke’s all-everything senior forward said. With a national title in his hand. The top-ranked Blue Devils won their third championship and second in the Metrodome with an 82-72 victory over Arizona on Monday night.
Supreme Court to review Kansas sex-predator law
April 3, 2001
The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide what proof states need to justify locking criminals up as sexual predators after their prison terms are over.
Bush pledges active role in peace process
April 3, 2001
President Bush assured Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Monday the United States will remain active in the Middle East peace process, but he stopped short of pledging the kind of personal mediation effort his predecessor undertook.
Ex-L.A. officer pleads to federal charges
April 3, 2001
A former officer who is a key figure in the city’s police corruption scandal pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday in a deal that requires him to cooperate with prosecutors.
KU graduate among Navy crew detained by Chinese government
April 3, 2001
By Mike Belt A 1997 Kansas University graduate and Navy ROTC student is among the crew of a U.S. Navy spy plane forced to land Sunday in China after a collision with a Chinese fighter. Lt. j.g. Jeff Vignery, Goodland, earned a bachelor of science degree in business, university officials said. He attended KU from fall 1992 through spring 1997.
Shelter tour highlights Lawrence possibilities
Charity hopes to make case with Missouri example
April 3, 2001
By Joel Mathis Salvation Army officials tried to soften opposition to a proposed new homeless shelter in Lawrence by taking residents on a tour Monday of a similar facility in this Kansas City suburb. It’s unclear if the tour worked: The people who stand to be neighbors of the shelter residents of the Brook Creek Neighborhood Assn. that includes the proposed location at 15th Street and Haskell Avenue weren’t along for the ride.
Warning snafu adds twist to FAA’s Aspen investigation
April 3, 2001
The Federal Aviation Administration launched an investigation into why a warning against nighttime bad-weather landings at the Aspen airport apparently never reached the tower before the crash of an executive jet that left 18 people dead.
Arrest triggers pro-life slander
April 3, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The arrest in France of James C. Kopp on charges of the 1998 murder of Buffalo, N.Y. abortionist Dr. Barnett Slepian has given media champions of the procedure an opportunity to again slander pro-lifers.
Hubble spots most-distant supernova
April 3, 2001
The Hubble Space Telescope, peering 10 billion years back in time to when the universe was in its adolescence, has spotted the most distant exploding star ever observed. Researchers said the discovery bolsters the controversial theory that mysterious “dark energy” is accelerating the expansion of the cosmos.
No support
April 3, 2001
Brill’s Web aquisition helps build powerful media empire
April 3, 2001
Steven Brill, the media entrepreneur who founded Court TV and Brill’s Content magazine, is buying Powerful Media, parent company of the media news Web site Inside.com.
Comedy Central inaugurates ‘That’s My Bush!’ this week
April 3, 2001
In the new sitcom “That’s My Bush!” from the creators of “South Park,” President Bush plays host to beer-swilling frat brothers, is mocked by a White House maid and henpecked by the first lady.
ELECTION
April 3, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/election01
SCHOOLS TO PLAN FOR FACILITIES
April 3, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com More: schools.lawrence.com/schoolnews
PREP BRIEFS
April 3, 2001
LHS golfers take second in opener
INDECENT LIBERTIES CHARGES
April 3, 2001
Missouri resident pleads not guilty to sex crimes
CLOSE
April 3, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.07; milo, $1.69; corn, $1.76. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.07; milo, NA; corn, $1.76. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.65; soybeans, $4.07; milo, $1.69; corn, $1.76.
RETAIL GOODWILL STORE COMING TO SOUTH IOWA STREET
April 3, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.goodwill.org
NELSON-ATKINS BREAKS GROUND FOR EXPANSION
April 3, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Kansas City, Mo. — Marc Wilson, director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, made history Tuesday along with the museum’s board of trustees by breaking ground for the first expansion of the museum since its opening in 1933.
MERCHANT OF VENICE TO REMAIN ON REQUIRED READING LIST
April 3, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The Bard’s controversial play, “The Merchant of Venice,” is safe — for now — in the Lawrence public school curriculum.
MISSING KU STUDENT
April 3, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com It’s been 11 days since Cayce Thomasson vanished without a trace.
BLOTTER
April 3, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
COMMISSIONER WANTS TO SLOW SPENDING ––— PUBLIC SAFETY FUNDING TARGET OF COUNTY BUDGET SCRUTINY
April 3, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Douglas County spends more money on public safety than anything else, and it is the fastest-growing piece of the county’s budget.
TUESDAY DATEBOOK
April 3, 2001
TODAY All month: Hepatitis B vaccines for adolescents, three-dose series, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine, Suite B, 66044-1357. Fee required.
KU GRAD AMONG SPY PLANE CREW
April 3, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A 1997 Kansas University graduate and Navy ROTC student is among the crew of a U.S. Navy spy plane forced to land Sunday in China after a collision with a Chinese fighter.
KU STUDENTS STAGE PLAYFUL PROTEST ––— KU PARKING SUBJECT OF THEATRICS
April 3, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A band of guerrillas, armed with a song on their lips and a protest on their minds, staged a quick-hitting “raid” on Kansas University’s parking department Monday afternoon.
4-3 IF YOU COULD AFFORD IT, WOULD YOU TAKE A TRIP TO THE SPACE.
April 3, 2001
If you could afford it, would you take a trip to the space station?
GOLF
April 3, 2001
J-W Staff Report Santa Cruz, Calif. — Kansas University’s men’s golf team is in 13th place heading into the final round of the Western Intercollegiate.
FARROW SERVICES
April 3, 2001
A memorial service for Judith A. Farrow, 61, Ottawa, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Private family inurnment will be at a later date in Ganzer Family Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Farrow died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
DOROTHY ZAFER OBITUARY
April 3, 2001
Dorothy Zafer Tonganoxie — Services for Dorothy (Spahr) Zafer, 89, Overland Park, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
MAY SERVICES
April 3, 2001
Services for U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. David Patrick Clayton May, 21, Olathe, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at American Legion Post No. 142, Perry. Burial with military honors will be in Buster Cemetery, rural Perry. Mr. May died Saturday, March 31, 2001, in Naples, Italy.
DECISION
April 3, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas University baseball coach Bobby Randall was disheartened to hear Monday that Iowa State had decided to slice baseball — along with men’s swimming and diving — for budgetary reasons.
CHARLES FOSTER OBITUARY
April 3, 2001
Charles Foster Mass of Christian Burial for Charles F. Foster, 50, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Topeka. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka.
DOROTHY NEWTON OBITUARY
April 3, 2001
Dorothy Newton Tulsa, Okla. — Memorial services for Dorothy C. Newton, 85, Tulsa, were Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Tulsa.
SWIM RESULTS
April 3, 2001
High School Results Tuesday At Shawnee Mission Northwest
IF NOTHING ELSE, KU IS EQUITABLE, STUDY FINDS
April 3, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com A year-long review of equity issues at Kansas University has found little evidence of discrimination against women and members of minority groups.
MIDWEST ECONOMY BREAKOUT
April 3, 2001
How Kansas stacks up The March survey of business leaders and purchasing managers in Kansas showed considerable weakness as the overall index declined to 40.6 from February’s 54.
KC WIZARDS SCHEDULE
April 3, 2001
Schedule APRIL
PAULINE FREEMAN OBITUARY
April 3, 2001
Pauline Freeman Emporia — Graveside services for Pauline Foster Freeman, 85, Emporia, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia.
KU CONSIDERING POSSIBLE REPLACEMENTS
April 3, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com There was something missing from Kansas University’s spring football practice Monday afternoon at Anschutz Pavilion.
COUNTY COMMISSION BRIEFS
April 3, 2001
Vaccine shortage creates challenging year The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department had a challenging year in 2000 with flu immunizations because of delays in receiving the vaccines.
Briefcase
April 3, 2001
H&R Block reports revenue boost Utilities abandon merger W.R. Grace blames filing on asbestos claims Salt workers strike
Internet commerce is here to stay
April 3, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Since Internet usage is so ubiquitous, why did the dot-coms collapse? Will the dot-com economy recover?
ZIEGLER NAMED PRINCIPAL OF SCHWEGLER SCHOOL
April 3, 2001
An assistant principal at Raytown Middle School in Raytown, Mo., will be the new principal of Schwegler School in Lawrence, officials said Tuesday. Jane Ziegler, who has been an educator for nearly a quarter century, will replace Gary Stauffer, who is retiring in June. He’s been principal at Schwegler for 23 years.
SALVATION ARMY TAKES NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS ON TOUR
April 3, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Independence, Mo. — Salvation Army officials tried to soften opposition to a proposed new homeless shelter in Lawrence by taking residents on a tour Monday of a similar facility in this Kansas City suburb.
S SHOULDER SURGERY SUCCESS ––— GHGHGHG
April 3, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas basketball signee Wayne Simien’s shoulder surgery has been deemed a success.
Horoscopes
April 3, 2001
Unfaithful wife should leave lover’s wife alone
April 3, 2001
Goodwill coming to 31st and Iowa
Thrift shop scheduled to open in mid-July
April 3, 2001
By Mark Fagan A new thrift shop offering used clothes, appliances and furniture is recycling an old lumber yard in a hot area for shopping. Helping Hand of Goodwill Industries, of Kansas City, Mo., is transforming the shell of the former 84 Lumber into a shop and training center at 2200 W. 31st St.
Dorothy C. Newton
April 3, 2001
Woods plays big for ‘Zona
Maligned center has ‘huge performance’
April 3, 2001
Loren Woods buried his reputation as a pushover in his final college game. The 7-foot-1 stringbean center didn’t get enough help to win a national title, though.
Dunleavy gives Duke best shot
Sophomore guard
April 3, 2001
Before Mike Dunleavy’s dad became a coach, he was a shooter an unabashed, unrelenting shooter, who never saw a long-range jumper he didn’t like.
Jayhawks bracing for loss of assistant
April 3, 2001
By Robert Sinclair There was something missing from Kansas University’s spring football practice Monday afternoon at Anschutz Pavilion. Make that, someone.
Yankees ruin Opening Day for Royals
April 3, 2001
The World Series flag was raised, there was a sellout crowd and Roger Clemens wanted to bring back a memento for Mom. The Rocket wasn’t going to pass up this chance. Clemens became the American League strikeout king Monday, getting five to pass Walter Johnson as the Yankees won their season opener, 7-3, over Kansas City.
Senate approves campaign reform bill
Finance measure likely to meet House resistance
April 3, 2001
The Senate approved landmark legislation Monday to reduce the influence of big money in political campaigns, capping a fierce, six-year struggle that catapulted Sen. John McCain to national prominence.
World briefs
April 3, 2001
Americans on trial in artist’s murder Reputed drug lord under arrest after raid Italy repeats threat to pull plug on radio Separatists threaten to behead American
BIRTHS
April 3, 2001
* Fei Tian and Qiang Yu, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday. * Will and Jennifer Hanson, Eudora, a boy, Sunday.
S TENNIS FALLS TO UT
April 3, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Just moments after the University of Texas managed a within-an-eyelash men’s tennis victory over Kansas University on Monday, a fan approached UT coach Michael Center.
WELSH OBIT
April 3, 2001
Velva A. Welsh Services for Velva A. Welsh, 75, Lawrence, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
CLOSE
April 3, 2001
Dow Industrials —100.85, 9,777.93
SOUNDOFF ON KU LOSSES AT HOME
April 3, 2001
Can you tell me the last year Kansas University’s men’s basketball team had a losing record at home? Back in 1962-63 when Dick Harp was the Jayhawks’ head coach, Kansas finished with a 5-6 home record. KU wound up 12-13 that season. Since then the Jayhawks’ worst home record has been a 7-7 posted by Ted Owens’ 8-18 team of 1972-73.
Briefcase
April 3, 2001
Blue Light is back Donna Karan sells out RealNetworks joins forces for online music service DuPont to cut 4,000 jobs
The ‘W’ stands for women?
April 3, 2001
By Myriam Marquez Orlando Sentinel W. Stands for Women.
The other side
April 3, 2001
J-W Editorials Lawrence is growing, but on the other side of Kansas, it’s a different story.
Lance Cpl. David May
April 3, 2001
Hampton cruises at Coors
Pitcher wins debut with Colorado, 8-0, over Cards
April 3, 2001
Maybe Mike Hampton and Coors Field really can coexist. Hampton, who surprised many by signing with Colorado four months ago, gave up five hits in 813 scoreless innings as the Rockies opened the season with an 8-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.
Lawrence briefs
April 3, 2001
LMH to offer parenting class Homeless project continues at KU Police investigate injury accident Larned State Hospital has new superintendent
New Jersey wins division
Devils overcome Blackhawks, 4-3
April 3, 2001
Randy McKay scored with 3:42 to play to cap a three-goal third-period rally that gave the New Jersey Devils a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks and the Atlantic Division title on Monday night.
Aspen Mountain lifts ban on snowboarding
April 3, 2001
Tunes from a rock band filled the air, balloons adorned the town and snowboard merchants set up tents in a festival-like atmosphere as a decades-old snowboarding ban was finally lifted.
Skirmish breaks out, talks break down in Macedonia
April 3, 2001
Ethnic Albanian rebels and Macedonian forces skirmished Monday on the tense border with Kosovo, breaking a two-day lull in the fighting. Macedonia said one of the rebels was wounded in the exchange of small-arms fire.
Nation briefs
April 3, 2001
Business jet crashes into dairy building Teen says shooting was self-defense Two convicted in park attacks Tanker truck collision leaves four dead
Natural gas new darling on energy scene
April 3, 2001
The push to draw more energy from Alaska seems to be shifting from drilling for oil in pristine sites to tapping the state’s huge reserves of natural gas.
Child pornography cited as top Internet danger
April 3, 2001
Americans think child pornography is the worst danger on the Internet, according to a survey released Monday.
Cloning breeds scientific confusion
April 3, 2001
“I want my son back,” begins the father’s e-mail, asking if he could have his deceased 8-year-old cloned.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE (INSIDE) FOR TUESDAY
April 3, 2001
TAXES H&R Block reports
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR TUESDAY
April 3, 2001
Blue Light is back Kmart Corp. is counting on the revival of the Blue Light Special, relaunched with a $25 million ad blitz, to help boost sales and profits — and to help the discount retailer reconnect with its consumers.
NADER TO GIVE LECTURE AT KU
April 3, 2001
Nader to speak at Lied Center
TUESDAY WOODLING COLUMN
April 3, 2001
If this is April, it means the Boys of Summer are freezing their fannies all over America. It’s good not to be in their shoes now, but what in life is more wonderful than a night baseball game in July? So to celebrate the return of baseball, here’s a little quiz. You won’t be a millionaire if you answer them all, but you’ll be rich in lore.
GHGHGHG ––— GHGHGHGH
April 3, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com It’s not like the pitching machine used by Kansas University’s softball team is growing rust. It is accumulating dust, though.
BY 4-3 LMH TO OFFER PARENTING CLASS
April 3, 2001
LMH to offer parenting class Lawrence Memorial Hospital will offer a two-session course this month for parents of children between one and 4 years of age.
HIGH SCHOOL POSTPONEMENTS
April 3, 2001
HIGH SCHOOLS Rain forces postponements
Judith A. Farrow
April 3, 2001
Search continues for 21-year-old
Student still missing after 11 days
April 3, 2001
By Kevin Bates It’s been 11 days since Cayce Thomasson vanished without a trace. The 21-year-old architecture student, described by friends and family as quiet and studious, was heard from last on March 21 when a friend called her Lawrence apartment.
Texas coach Center ‘bitterly disappointed’
Former Jayhawk player, coach reflects
April 3, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Just moments after the University of Texas managed a within-an-eyelash men’s tennis victory over Kansas University on Monday, a fan approached UT coach Michael Center. The man tried to slip Center a twenty to pay for the Texas baseball cap a gift from Center proudly perched on the fan’s head.
Boss gets back to business
Bruce Springsteen comfortable in his ‘American Skin’
April 3, 2001
It was last June when Bruce Springsteen walked into a rehearsal with his reunited E Street Band. Guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt was sitting with the newspapers. Springsteen was front-page news.
Bush demands Americans’ return
China denies U.S. access to crew, plane
April 3, 2001
In a tense standoff with China, President Bush demanded the prompt return of 24 crew members of a Navy spy plane Monday and the release of their crippled plane “without further damaging or tampering.” China said there would be no access at least until Tuesday.
CITY TENNIS RESULTS
April 3, 2001
City Results Sunday at Lawrence Tennis Center
County commission briefs
April 3, 2001
Flu vaccine shortage creates challenging year Low bid approved Grant process may be studied Coroners reappointed
Lawmakers continue work on budget bill
State revenue numbers show mixed picture
April 3, 2001
Legislators received a mixed assessment of the state’s financial picture Monday as they worked on the final version of a $9.1 billion spending bill. Senators and House members resumed negotiations Monday on the bill, which contains the bulk of the budget for the 2002 fiscal year, which begins July 1.
Militant leader killed in Israeli attack
April 3, 2001
In the second Israeli airstrike in less than a week, helicopter gunships homed in on a pickup truck and fired rockets on Monday that killed an Islamic militant suspected of planting roadside bombs. In the biblical town of Bethlehem, Palestinian gunmen and Israeli soldiers exchanged intense gunfire.
Nation briefs
April 3, 2001
Brockovich prevails in extortion case Gay activist settles with Yale NASA plots Mars return Health programs at risk
WELSH OBIT
April 3, 2001
Velva A. Welsh Services for Velva A. Welsh, 75, Lawrence, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Baseball quiz rite of spring
April 3, 2001
By Chuck Woodling If this is April, it means the Boys of Summer are freezing their fannies all over America. It’s good not to be in their shoes now, but what in life is more wonderful than a night baseball game in July?