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Bush says China must release U.S. crew
U.S. continues to refuse Chinese demands for apology
April 5, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 1:38 p.m.) The standoff with China over a downed reconnaissance plane showed signs of easing Thursday. “We are working all diplomatic channels,” President Bush declared.
TOP MUSIC
April 5, 2001
TOP MOVIES
April 5, 2001
SCIENTIFIC FRONTIER EXPANDS –- ALLEN PRESS, KU HELP PUT JOURNALS ONLINE
April 5, 2001
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Briefcase
April 5, 2001
Financial conference draws 4,000 people Viacom unplugs CBS from broadcast group Auto parts supplier to cut 1,800 jobs Ex-employees charged with $2 million theft Slowdown triggers cuts at TheStreet.com
Radio Lists
April 5, 2001
Briefly_____________________________
April 5, 2001
Police investigate threat Lawrence Police will be on hand today at Central Junior High School, in response to discovery of graffiti threatening violence against students. “There will be consequences for any student found to be involved with making such threats,” said Brian McCaffrey, assistant principal at Central, 1400 Mass. The message found Tuesday by a student was written on the wall of a boys’ rest room. It said 10 students would die today. A letter about the threat went home Wednesday with one-fourth of Central’s students. Not everyone got a letter, because of early release on Wednesdays. The incident at Central is in the wake of reported threats at Southwest Junior High School and Free State High School. The district will conduct an expulsion hearing April 26 for a student accused of writing threatening graffiti at Southwest. ________________________________________________ Seminar hits home topics The city is sponsoring a fair housing seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. The seminar will feature sessions on fair housing, state and local laws, and rights of residential tenants, as well as a panel discussion for homebuyers. Speakers will share information on landlord responsibilities, landlord-tenant conflict resolution and moving from renting to ownership. A free continental breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information and to enroll, contact the Human Relations/ Human Resources Department, 832-3310. ________________________________________________ Gift to keep good professors at KU in the green KU professors still can hope for $5,000 bonus checks, thanks to a gift from the William T. Kemper Foundation. The $690,000 gift, announced Wednesday by the Kansas University Endowment Association, includes $250,000 to extend the William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence for five years. The program recognizes 20 professors annually with gifts of $5,000. Diana Carlin, above at left, was among the honorees in 1999. The largest part of the gift $300,000 will help purchase computers, video and telecommunication equipment for the Theo and Alfred M. Landon Center on Aging building under construction at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. It also includes $60,000 each for the KU School of Business Multicultural Business Scholars Program and the Hall Center for the Humanities. The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art will receive $20,000 to help fund the exhibit “The Gilded Age.”
Friends and neighbors
April 5, 2001
National League Roundup: Cubs strand 11 in loss to Expos
Sosa’s baserunning blunder hampers Chicago in ninth inning
April 5, 2001
Putting runners on base isn’t the problem for the Chicago Cubs. It’s getting them home. Vladimir Guerrero’s two-run single and Orlando Cabrera’s RBI single in the first inning was all the Montreal Expos needed for the 3-2 victory Wednesday as the Cubs stranded 11 runners.
American League Roundup: Nomo tosses no-no
Boston pitcher shuts down Baltimore in 3-0 victory
April 5, 2001
Another no-no for Hideo Nomo. Nomo became the fourth pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter in both leagues, using his unique hesitation windup and a brilliant mix of offspeed pitches and high heat in Boston’s 3-0 victory over Baltimore on Wednesday night.
KC art teacher wins her dream house
April 5, 2001
Day after day, Kathy Headrick clicked on the Home & Garden Television Web site, trying to win her dream house. She clicked her way through 1999, then 2000.
Eco-terrorism bill becomes law
April 5, 2001
By Scott Rothschild There have been no reported instances of eco-terrorism in Kansas, but that didn’t stop lawmakers from proposing penalties against it and Gov. Bill Graves signing the measure into law Wednesday.
Witness: Residential customers deserve utility refund
April 5, 2001
Residential customers effectively paid more than once for overpriced natural gas in the 1980s because other users passed the higher costs along or wrote them off, a state official testified.
Study of toxic incinerators’ health hazards nears end
April 5, 2001
By Dave Ranney A team of Kansas University doctors and engineers is in the final stages of a three-year study of potential health hazards posed by four toxic incinerators in southeast Kansas.
McLouth voters put city library on the books
April 5, 2001
By Kevin Bates What began as a single wall of shelving in the community center will likely grow now that McLouth residents on Tuesday voted in favor of a city library.
Scientific frontier expands
April 5, 2001
By Terry Rombeck A new Internet database with Lawrence ties went online Monday. BioOne.org, a joint effort of Allen Press, Kansas University, the American Institute of Biological Sciences and college libraries, features content from 40 scientific journals available for subscribers. Users can search for information dealing with topics such as botany and zoology.
Mavericks sign Wang to two-year contract
April 5, 2001
Wang Zhizhi was smiling and holding up his No. 16 Dallas Mavericks jersey when Don Nelson slapped him on the back and offered his first bit of coaching.
Free State netters go 2-0-1 at meet
April 5, 2001
Free State High won two tennis duals and tied in its third dual Wednesday at a Baldwin High quadrangular. The Firebirds swept Baldwin and Topeka Highland Park. FSHS won its two doubles matches to tie Blue Valley.
Rockhurst pops FSHS in golf
April 5, 2001
Free State High senior Charlie Santaularia won the battle, but Rockhurst won the war. Santaularia, the Class 6A runner-up last season, was the medalist during Wednesday’s golf dual at Swope Park, but Rockhurst ripped the Firebirds, 304 strokes to 324.
China wants 2008 Olympics
Will spy-plane incident affect bid for Summer Games?
April 5, 2001
China’s last bid for the Olympics was hurt by human-rights concerns. Now it hopes the dispute with the United States over a spy plane will not damage Beijing’s candidacy for the 2008 Summer Games.
Dougherty mentioned in Tulsa coaching search
April 5, 2001
Kansas University assistant Neil Dougherty is one of the coaches being mentioned in connection with the vacant Tulsa men’s basketball head coaching position. Dougherty reportedly is one of 30 coaches on athletics director Judy McLeod’s list of candidates to replace Buzz Peterson, who was named Tennessee coach on Wednesday.
Yankees rip Royals - New York 8, Kansas City 2
KC’s Dye, Febles injured
April 5, 2001
The Kansas City Royals thought they’d absorbed a hard hit when David Justice launched a grand slam. Later, they barely avoided a real disaster. Right fielder Jermaine Dye and second baseman Carlos Febles were forced to leave after a frightening collision Wednesday night in the Royals’ 8-2 loss to the New York Yankees.
On the record
April 5, 2001
Electrical board proposal would zap violators with harsher punishments
April 5, 2001
By Amber Stuever Electricians that excessively bend the rules in Lawrence should meet stiffer repercussions, the Lawrence Board of Electrical Examiners unanimously agreed Wednesday.
Massive rainforest protected
April 5, 2001
More than a million acres of ancient rainforest were saved from logging Wednesday by an agreement hailed as the largest rainforest conservation pact in North American history.
Israel, Palestinians renew security talks
April 5, 2001
In their first high-level talks since Ariel Sharon took office as Israel’s prime minister, Palestinians and Israelis searched Wednesday for a way to halt the latest surge in Mideast violence.
Bush may retract energy standards
April 5, 2001
The Bush administration is close to deciding whether to roll back standards issued in the last days of the Clinton presidency requiring new home central air conditioners and heat pumps to use less electricity and natural gas.
Irradiated meat allowed for school sale
April 5, 2001
The Bush administration is proposing to allow irradiation of ground meat that the government buys for schools and would no longer require the meat to be sampled for salmonella bacteria.
Napalm stock dismantled
April 5, 2001
The Navy bid farewell Wednesday to the last napalm stockpile in the United States, a Vietnam-era relic that had become a headache for the military and a painful reminder for the nation.
10-year-old’s emergency first aid saves his life after leg severed
April 5, 2001
A boy whose leg was severed by a train used his belt as a tourniquet to save himself from bleeding to death.
Ashcroft warns about culture, effect of violent video games
April 5, 2001
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said Wednesday that violent video games can teach children to aim guns, and he urged manufacturers and parents to be responsible in making such games available to youngsters.
Lewinsky breaks down during questioning at forum
April 5, 2001
Monica Lewinsky broke into tears Tuesday night during an appearance in front of college students when she was asked about Ken Starr, the special prosecutor who investigated the sex scandal involving Lewinsky and former President Bill Clinton.
Miami to serve as host for Latin Grammys
April 5, 2001
Miami was named Wednesday as the host of the Latin Grammys, a year after the city spurned the inaugural award show in a political furor over Cuba.
China not due apology, Bush says
April 5, 2001
As China pressed its demand that the United States apologize for a collision between a U.S. spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet, China’s foreign minister said Wednesday that Beijing wants a dignified resolution “as soon as possible.”
Jordan practices but denies comeback
April 5, 2001
For the second time in three weeks, Michael Jordan is in town and has practiced with the Washington Wizards. Once again, he’s had to deny he’s attempting a comeback.
Cleanup plan
April 5, 2001
Justice should be about truth
April 5, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Maybe it’s just me. Other people seem able to process stuff like this without feeling as if their brains are about to combust spontaneously. Maybe they know something I don’t. So help me with this, won’t you?
Time for China to grow up
April 5, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group When the spat with China concerning the U.S. intelligence-gathering plane began, it was commonly called the first foreign policy “crisis” to “test” President Bush. Actually, it is testing his ability to see that not everything that roils relations between nations is a crisis.
Election direction
April 5, 2001
J-W Editorials Stability seemed to be the key on Tuesday as voters returned four out of five incumbents to their seats on the Lawrence school board and city commission. Perhaps a couple of overall conclusions can be drawn from Tuesday’s local election results.
Area students to compete at state geography bee
April 5, 2001
Several Lawrence students will compete this week for a chance to advance to the National Geographic Bee.
Primping for a night to remember
April 5, 2001
Prom is just around the corner and the “to-do” list is long a one-of-a-kind dress, matching shoes, the right purse, perfect earrings, a knock-him-dead ‘do. Stressed yet?
Study: Procrastinating may not be so bad
April 5, 2001
Warning: Parents will search and destroy this news, so read it quickly. A new study finds that the age-old tendency of students to procrastinate may not be as detrimental to academic success as long believed.
Pokemon’ sequel better than you’d think
April 5, 2001
This is hard for a grown-up to say, and even harder for his 14-year-old son to admit, but let’s just blurt it right out: We both enjoyed “Pokemon 3 The Movie.” Pokemon, of course, are creatures that battle each other under the direction of their trainers, who are kids.
Will & Grace’ glance back
April 5, 2001
A very funny hour-long repeat episode of “Will & Grace” (8 p.m., NBC) flashes back to Thanksgiving of 1985 when college-age Will and Grace are “dating.” In addition to a witty sendup of the era’s fashion fiascoes and music mishaps, we learn how Will broke the news of his gay status both to Grace and to himself.
Industry milks schools for customers
April 5, 2001
The dairy industry’s “Got Milk?” campaign may have found a way to get more into teen-agers through school vending machines that dispense colorful $1 bottles of chocolate, strawberry and coffee-flavored milk.
Baby Products maker Cosco fined $1.3 million
Firm allegedly neglected to report safety defects
April 5, 2001
Baby products maker Cosco Inc. and a sister company will pay a record $1.7 million in fines to settle charges they did not report safety defects that led to more than 300 injuries and the deaths of two children.
Daily ticker
April 5, 2001
Cut in Saturday mail service panned
April 5, 2001
Lawmakers came down hard on the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to explore eliminating Saturday mail delivery, with one House member calling it a “fatal mistake” that could destroy the agency.
Firms offer little incentive for buyers
Wall Street experiences worst quarter in decades because of profit warnings, layoffs
April 5, 2001
As stock prices keep plunging, there’s a nagging question on Wall Street: Are companies really worth so much less than they were a year ago? They are if the market says so. “There is just no reason to be a buyer,” said Richard Cripps, chief market strategist for Legg Mason of Baltimore.
Inspector measures up
Carpet sleuth cleans up after tuft-and-tumble court tussles
April 5, 2001
By Mark Fagan Mike Brummett calmly combs the room with his eyes, scouring for clues of the harmful defects and fatal flaws that could break another case of alleged corporate malfeasance. A break comes soon enough: A small snag in the carpet catches his knowing glare.
A Winston Cup rival? Rumor persists, but split would be a mistake
April 5, 2001
The annual rumor about a rival stock-car racing series to NASCAR has popped up again. This year’s incarnation involves a supposed desire of one or more of NASCAR’s jilted television partners from last year ABC-ESPN and/or CBS and the purported willingness of up to 11 racetracks to take part in a stock-car series offering an alternative to Winston Cup.
Over and out?
Last year’s contenders this year’s pretenders
April 5, 2001
Seven races into the 2001 Winston Cup season, four of the circuit’s top stars may already be too far behind to make a run at this season’s championship. “I’m not much of a quitter,” Jeff Burton said last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.”
Word of Mouth: ‘Sure Fire’
April 5, 2001
By Diane Frook With its impressive facade peeking out from behind the scaffolding, PrairieFire teased Massachusetts Street loiterers for months prior to its opening. As we wondered and waited the ensuing “buzz” created great expectations among those of us chomping at our forks for some new restaurants. But exactly what to expect remained a mystery.
Reynolds raps
Dave Matthews Band guitarist takes astral approach to music
April 5, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Picture an acoustic guitarist plucking away, and the name Nine Inch Nails doesn’t leap immediately to mind. Then again, Tim Reynolds who insists on including “as many weird sounds as I can put in a song” isn’t your everyday six-string strummer.
EAST HEIGHTS PARENT WANTS ROLE IN PRINCIPAL SELECTION
April 5, 2001
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ELECTRICAL BOARD PROPOSAL WOULD ZAP VIOLATORS WITH HARSHER PUNISHMENTS
April 5, 2001
astuever@ljworld.com Electricians that excessively bend the rules in Lawrence should meet stiffer repercussions, the Lawrence Board of Electrical Examiners unanimously agreed Wednesday.
KU-WICHITA STATE BOX
April 5, 2001
Wichita State 6, Kansas 0 WICHITA STATE ab r h bi
THURS BEST BETS
April 5, 2001
DEXTER FREEBISH plays tonight at Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
COUNTY COMMISSION BRIEFS
April 5, 2001
Road priorities set Douglas County commissioners Wednesday set priorities for road projects for which they hope to receive federal money to improve.
4-5 WHAT ARE YOU MOST WORRIED ABOUT ON THE INTERNET?
April 5, 2001
What are you most worried about on the Internet?
COUNTY DISCUSSES CREATING RURAL BUSINESS PARKS
April 5, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com In their attempt to create “mini business parks” for some rural home businesses, Douglas County commissioners Wednesday heard concerns about fire protection, roads and the environment.
HEALTH HAZARDS NEARS END
April 5, 2001
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THURSDAY DATEBOOK
April 5, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Kansas University Education Interview Day, Kansas Union Ballroom, 864-7673 or 864-7677, www.ku.edu/~uces.
BLOTTER
April 5, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KU-SW MISSOURI STATE BOX
April 5, 2001
Kansas 6, Southwest Missouri State 2 KANSAS ab r h bi
TULSA BEGINS COACH SEARCH
April 5, 2001
Staff and Wire Reports Kansas University basketball assistant Neil Dougherty is one of the coaches being mentioned in connection with the vacant Tulsa men’s basketball head coaching position.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
April 5, 2001
Movies 1. “Spy Kids,” $27 million
THOMPSON OBIT
April 5, 2001
Arthur ‘Buster’ Thompson Services for Arthur William “Buster” Thompson, 75, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
LOCAL BRIEFS
April 5, 2001
Rockhurst pops FSHS in golf
THREAT REPORTED AT CENTRAL, EXPULSION HEARING AT SOUTHWEST
April 5, 2001
SCHOOLS Police investigating
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
April 5, 2001
Singles 1. “Butterfly,” Crazy Town
PUBLIC TRANSIT SENIOR SERVICES GOING PLACES ––— TRANSPORTION OPTIONS IN SMALLER CITIES BRANCH OUT IN NEW DIRECTIONS
April 5, 2001
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CLOSE
April 5, 2001
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.xx; milo, $1.xx; corn, $1.xx. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.xx; milo, NA; corn, $1.xx. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.xx; soybeans, $4.xx; milo, $1.xx; corn, $1.xx.
4-5 SHORT STUFF BRIEFS
April 5, 2001
w/JW file photo Study: Procrastinating not so bad
ECO-TERRORISM BILL BECOMES LAW
April 5, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — There have been no reported instances of eco-terrorism in Kansas but that didn’t stop lawmakers from proposing penalties against it and Gov. Bill Graves signing the measure into law Wednesday.
MCLOUTH LIBRARY VOTE PASSES
April 5, 2001
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4-5 SUMMER CAMP BREAKOUT
April 5, 2001
Other offerings Another activity for young people in town is the Summer Youth Theatre, sponsored by the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St.; Lawrence Parks & Recreation; Hearts for the Arts; and Kansas Key Press, 900 N.J.
CATHARINE SHOEMAKER OBITUARY
April 5, 2001
Catharine Shoemaker Newtown, Pa. — Memorial services for Catharine K. (Witherell) Shoemaker, 96, Newtown, Pa., were March 26 at Pennswood Village, Newtown, Pa. Family graveside services were at Riverside Cemetery, Norristown, Pa.
FORD SERVICES
April 5, 2001
Services for Raymond C. Ford, 78, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Ford died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BREAKOUT ON BUS ROUTE CHANGES
April 5, 2001
Bus route changes proposed The city’s Public Transit Advisory Committee is proposing changes to six of its eight fixed routes.
NYRE TO LEAVE LAWRENCE DISTRICT FOR JOB AT BAYLOR
April 5, 2001
Lawrence administrator to leave for job at Baylor
Parting shot
April 5, 2001
National briefs
April 5, 2001
5 people found shot to death Lawsuit filed over T-shirt Ecuadoreans rescued at sea
INSPECTOR MEASURES UP ––— CARPET SLEUTH CLEANS UP AFTER TUFT-AND-TUMBLE COURT TUSSLES
April 5, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Topeka — Mike Brummett calmly combs the room with his eyes, scouring for clues of the harmful defects and fatal flaws that could break another case of alleged corporate malfeasance.
Enigmatic artistry
Kansas City collective takes drawing to comic extremes
April 5, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near The driving force behind a new, locally produced comic strip is a group of artists on an all-out media blitz to promote comic books as a cutting-edge art form.
April 5, 2001
(R) **1/2
THE MAG: ENIGMATIC ARTISTRY
April 5, 2001
Enigmatic artistry Kansas City collective takes drawing to comic extremes
CLOSE
April 5, 2001
Dow Industrials +29.71, 9,515.42
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE (INSIDE) FOR THURSDAY
April 5, 2001
Financial conference draws 4,000 people
STATE FINANCES TANK
April 5, 2001
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THE MAG: WEIRD NEWS
April 5, 2001
Lead stories In Butler County, Pa., in March, Tammy Lynn Felbaum, 42, was charged in connection with the death of her sixth husband, James Felbaum, who died from complications of a botched castration, which Tammy said James performed on himself. Tammy (who used to be Tommy Wyda before allegedly castrating himself in 1980 in order to move up in the sex-change-surgery queue at Case Western Reserve medical school) was known in the community as an amateur medical practitioner, allegedly working on animals, and in a previous career as a stripper was known for crushing empty soda cans between her breasts. A crude surgical-consent form, signed by James, was found in the couple’s home, but Tammy told police she had nothing to do with the fatal operation and that the form was actually from an earlier castration attempt by James.
THE MAG: CRISS CROSS
April 5, 2001
Criss Cross Morgan Freeman revisits a popular role for the first time in his career
BIRTHS
April 5, 2001
* Mr. and Mrs. Danny Spates, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday. * Shannan McCawley and Brent Howard, Lawrence, twin girls, March 24.
CLINTON RESORT NEEDS LOCAL SUPPORT
April 5, 2001
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FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BOY WITH KU BLANKET
April 5, 2001
MICHAEL RUSSELL, 4, TULSA, OKLA., warmed up with a Kansas University blanket after attending the KU-Texas football game Nov. 11. Michael is the nephew of Mark Russell and Jim and Cara Connelly, all of Lawrence. The photo was submitted by Cara Connelly. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For More Friends and Neighbors go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
KU SOFTBALL SPLITS WITH SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE
April 5, 2001
J-W Staff Report Springfield, Mo. — Kansas University split a nonleague softball doubleheader Wednesday with Southwest Missouri State, winning the first game, 6-2, and losing the nightcap, 4-3.
THE MAG: LEARY ABOUT DRUGS
April 5, 2001
Leary about drugs Comedian Denis Leary takes over as producer on the trafficking epic “Blow”
THE MAG: PARTING SHOT
April 5, 2001
OFF THE HIGHWAY in sleepy Dighton, Kan., (north of Garden City), a hearse awaits repairs at Charlie’s Body Shop.
THE MAG: REYNOLDS RAPS
April 5, 2001
Reynolds raps Dave Matthews Band guitarist takes an astral approach to music
THE MAG: ARTS NOTES
April 5, 2001
Ottawa grad sings at Messiah Festival
THE MAG: SEVEN QUESTION WITH VONDA SHEPARD
April 5, 2001
Seven Questions with Vonda Shepard
WSU BEATS KU
April 5, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas baseball has seen better days.
U.S. 8th-graders’ math, science scores lagging
April 5, 2001
U.S. eighth-graders in 13 states and several school districts generally scored high on math and science in a worldwide, first-of-its-kind math and science comparison, though U.S. students as a whole lagged behind nearly 20 other nations.
MIT to place all course materials on its Web site
April 5, 2001
At a time when online knowledge can be a valuable commodity, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology plans to offer nearly all its course materials on the Internet for free.
Sudan military leaders killed in plane crash
April 5, 2001
In a blow to Sudan’s powerful military at a critical point in the civil war, the country’s deputy defense minister and 13 other high-ranking officers were killed Wednesday as their plane crashed on takeoff in the war-torn south.
Cronkite urges newspaper ethics
April 5, 2001
Newspaper work remains a noble profession, retired CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite said Wednesday, urging editors to be custodians of ethics in a rapidly changing business.
PBS hatches new art show, ‘EGG
Program’s inquisitive, playful flavor brings zest to art reporting
April 5, 2001
They need no egging on. Any question about “EGG” sends Jeff Folmsbee and Mark Mannucci into a zesty exchange describing their cool new weekly program. For instance: What are some things that “EGG the arts show” isn’t meant to be?
Horoscopes
April 5, 2001
Fed chairman urges free trade, globalization
April 5, 2001
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan expressed concern Wednesday that the economic slowdown could trigger a protectionist backlash against free trade, which he said would be a “great tragedy” for the country.
Out of Bounds: School of hard knocks
KU women’s rugby team travels to U.K. to rough up the natives
April 5, 2001
By Seth Jones You may have noticed about two weeks ago that it was suddenly easier to get from point A to point B in Lawrence. The usual line during the lunch hour at the fast-food burger place was non-existent. The movie theater was empty and the good seats still were available five minutes before the start. The reason for this sudden calm in the usual storm of action in Lawrence was due to spring break at Kansas University. Some 25,000 students took the week off from classes and went either home or to the beach or sometimes both.
Nailed to the Cross
Morgan Freeman revisits a role for the first time in his career
April 5, 2001
By Jon Niccum “Is Morgan Freeman the greatest American actor? Back in 1980, in a late-night-over-drinks conversation, a friend and I wound up agreeing that maybe he was.” Pauline Kael, New Yorker, April 20, 1987.
Film Review - ‘Along Came a Spider’
Sequel to ‘Kiss the Girls’ strives for action instead of atmosphere
April 5, 2001
By Jon Niccum Morgan Freeman has the whole cop thing down.
Film Review - ‘Blow’
Depp wallows in the highs and lows of the drug trade
April 5, 2001
By Loey Lockerby Drug-themed movies are all the rage right now, yet it’s amazing how different they are. The Oscar-winning “Traffic” is a cerebral, almost documentary-like film, while “Requiem for a Dream” is a subjective plunge into addiction hell. The latest entry, “Blow,” is a biography of cocaine smuggler George Jung, and it blends the two approaches, showing the personal costs alongside the big, historic picture.
Seven Questions with Vonda Shepard
April 5, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Vonda Shepard considers flying from Los Angeles to Kansas City to do a show merely a local gig. Maybe that’s how she keeps her sanity intact. The singer and songwriter has played and toured professionally for more than 20 years with the likes of Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones, Al Jarreau and Indigo Girls. She hit a career jackpot a few years back when secret fan and uber-TV producer David E. Kelley approached her about providing the music for his new FOX program, “Ally McBeal.” But Kelley wanted much more than a cover tune, he wanted someone who would provide the musical commentary on the travails of Ally’s life.
Theory of evolution
The Juliana Theory makes smart pop that is worth researching
April 5, 2001
By Jon Niccum “Please leave a message after the tone, and remember, Jesus loves you,” the voice on Brett Detar’s answering machine says.
Leary about drugs
Comedian Denis Leary takes over as producer on trafficking epic ‘Blow’
April 5, 2001
By Loey Lockerby Denis Leary doesn’t rant. He doesn’t swear. He doesn’t even talk that much. The guy on the phone from New York City is definitely not “the most pissed-off man in the universe,” famous for his take-no-prisoners tirades against, well, everything.
Movie Listings
April 5, 2001
THE MAG: SURE FIRE
April 5, 2001
**** Sure Fire
THE MAG: OH, WHAT A TANGLED WEB
April 5, 2001
**1/2 (R)
SUNFLOWER LEAGUE TRACK AND FIELD HONOR ROLL
April 5, 2001
Sunflower League Honor Roll BOYS
THE MAG: CD REVIEWS
April 5, 2001
Pete Yorn “Music for the Morning After”
THE MAG: COVER STORY
April 5, 2001
Wholesome Midwesterners + Hollywood sleaze = Reality TV
VOTER TURNOUT WORST EVER FOR SPRING GENERAL ELECTION
April 5, 2001
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MAG CALENDAR
April 5, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
THE MAG: THEORY OF EVOLUTION
April 5, 2001
Theory of evolution The Juliana Theory makes smart pop that is worth researching
THE MAG: FOOD BOX
April 5, 2001
What: PrairieFire: An American Bistro Where: 724 Mass.; 842-8889
PETITION MAKES FOURTH-CLASS PLEA ––— DEERFIELD PARENTS CONCERNED THAT THREE CLASSES FOR SECOND GRADE NOT ENOUGH
April 5, 2001
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KU LOSES AIDE, CLOSES IN ON ANOTHER
April 5, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Kansas University’s football coaching carousel continued to spin on Wednesday.
OUR TOWN
April 5, 2001
Tilley, Lamer 1-2: Lawrence’s Jennifer Tilley and Stacey Lamer finished 1-2 respectively in the Midwest Fat Tire bicycle racing series last weekend at Lake of the Ozarks. Lawrence’s Larry Spray won masters men and Chad Lamer was third in sport men ages 30-39. l
SOUNDOFF ON AQUATIC PARKS
April 5, 2001
Is the city going to look into building another aquatic center in the south or west part of Lawrence? The one they have now is just too busy. For more than a year, the new Indoor Aquatic Center has been under construction next to Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive. The facility is scheduled to open in June.
4/5 HISTORIAN TO SPEAK AT FORUM
April 5, 2001
Historian to speak this week at forum
THE MAG: ART BOX
April 5, 2001
What: The Enigma Machine Where: Area comic bookstores and on the Internet at www.enigma-machine.com
Senior Services going places
Transportation options in smaller cities will branch out in new directions
April 5, 2001
By Joel Mathis The city’s new bus system will allow Douglas County Senior Services to create more transportation options for senior citizens in rural Douglas County. Jessie Ann Lusher, director of DCSS, said Wednesday that her agency will begin this fall to offer expanded transportation services to residents in Baldwin, Eudora and Lecompton. “I think the city system is giving us a chance to actually improve our services,” she said at a meeting of the Older Women’s League.
NBA Roundup: Magic clinch playoff berth
McGrady propels Orlando past Celtics, 108-101
April 5, 2001
After seeing Tracy McGrady hobble to the locker room the night before, Orlando coach Doc Rivers wanted to know only one thing before the Magic’s game against Boston on Wednesday night: Could he play?
KU loses assistant coach, closes in on another aide
April 5, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University’s football coaching carousel continued to spin on Wednesday. On the same day the Jayhawks announced running backs coach Bill Salmon had resigned to join former linebackers coach Mark Farley at Northern Iowa, KU also closed in on a replacement for Farley.
Area briefs
April 5, 2001
Historian to speak this week at forum KU student to speak at preservation meeting Crime Stoppers tipster asked to call back ‘Tyke Hyke’ workshop prepares for new sibling Meeting to address kindergarten questions
CD Reviews - Pete Yorn, Ashley Ballard
April 5, 2001
THE MAG: MOVIE SPREAD
April 5, 2001
The Brothers Predictability is the norm in “The Brothers,” but this comedy about commitment fears and other relationship woes consistently entertains even if it retreads a lot of the same ground as “The Wood” and “The Best Man.” The four title characters are lifelong buddies whose constant philosophizing on relationships belies their cluelessness about women. The commitment-shy Jackson (Morris Chestnut) has finally met the woman of his dreams (Gabrielle Union, “Bring It On”), but she once had a fling with his father. Darren (D.L. Hughley) argues with his wife while Brian (Bill Bellamy) dodges mean-spirited ex-girlfriends. With the hang-ups of the other three, one wonders if Terry (Shemar Moore) can go through with his wedding. Writer-director Gary Hardwick gives his cast a fair workout and has a solid ear for dialogue. When a spurned lover starts shooting at them, Brian warns that the police won’t be coming because, “In this neighborhood, gunshots are like doorbells.” (R) — DL
National briefs
April 5, 2001
Energy’s old computers still contained secrets Secret Army unit finally gains official thanks Student charged with newborn’s death Beef eaters shouldn’t worry about Europe Teen school shooter sent to mental facility
SUMMERTIME FUN
April 5, 2001
Lawrence offers range of camps for all ages
Vote in House kills school finance proposal
House stands firm against raising taxes
April 5, 2001
Senators took five hours Wednesday to send a tax-raising school finance package back to committee. The House needed less than 20 minutes to send the same plan to its death.
All eyes on Tiger
Woods favorite as Masters begins today
April 5, 2001
One bad swing. One gust out of Amen Corner. Just like that, Tiger Woods’ chance of winning the Grand Slam began to slip away. He surrendered five shots to par in two holes, signed for 75 in the first round and never caught up in the Masters.
Voter turnout falls to all-time spring low
April 5, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Charles Shelley didn’t vote in Tuesday’s election, and he was the rule not the exception. There just weren’t any issues big enough to get the rural Douglas County resident to the polls. “Maybe it’s the importance of the office,” he said while waiting for a haircut Wednesday at Amyx Barber Shop, 842-1/2 Mass. “But who’s to say the school board is less important than the president?”
Censorship by intimidation
April 5, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Remember when censorship was about banning a book or an idea? Today, the First Amendment covers even Larry Flynt’s uncovered magazine. Although the founders specifically prohibited Congress from making any law that would limit press freedom, court decisions have expanded that right to include virtually any kind of expression except one.
First-choice cuts? Rejection letters can open other doors
April 5, 2001
Jennifer Martin and her delicate teen-age ego received a wake-up call on her cell phone. The call came from her mother, telling her that after being in limbo for months on the school’s waiting list, she hadn’t gotten into Harvard.
What Are You Reading?
April 5, 2001
Arms won’t help Taiwan
April 5, 2001
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer No doubt there are officials on both sides who won’t mind if U.S.-China relations unravel over a stricken U.S. spy plane.
THE MAG: WHAT ARE YOU READING?
April 5, 2001
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KANSAS 2001 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (3-4)
April 5, 2001
Kansas Schedule Sept. 1 — Southwest Missouri State, 6 p.m.
WILBUR MARCKLEY OBITUARY
April 5, 2001
Wilbur Marckley Memorial services for Wilbur R. “Bill” Marckley, 84, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
National briefs
April 5, 2001
Chief vows punishment for cops’ racist e-mails Attacker convicted in Girl X assault Poor HIV patients eligible for insurance Frostbitten employee allowed workers’ comp Drug cases dismissed for racial targeting Compensation sought for PCB contamination
National briefs
April 5, 2001
Hot coffee spill prompts lawsuit against airline Principals answer parent’s hot line Jefferson descendants postpone inclusion vote Government plans national donor cards
Woman doesn’t owe her brother share of inheritance
April 5, 2001
House OKs estate tax repeal
April 5, 2001
The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would repeal the estate tax but take two years longer to do so than President Bush had sought.
Petition makes fourth-class plea
Deerfield parents concerned that three classes for second grade not enough
April 5, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Parents of children at Deerfield School collected signatures Wednesday on a petition challenging plans to squeeze as many as 27 students into each of the school’s second-grade classrooms this fall.
SW Missouri State dodges KU in nightcap
Jayhawks split with Bears
April 5, 2001
Kansas University split a nonleague softball doubleheader Wednesday with Southwest Missouri State, winning the first game, 6-2, and losing the nightcap, 4-3.
What, exactly, is a Grand Slam?
Winning four majors in a row, no matter when, should be good enough
April 5, 2001
Outside, the roll call for the Garden of Eden is being completed. Dogwood? “Here. Azaleas? “Yo! Pine pollen? “Achoooo!
Summertime fun
Lawrence offers range of camps for all ages
April 5, 2001
By Jim Baker When summer vacation hits, there’ll be no way you can tell your parents, “There’s nothing to do around here.” Lawrence will be buzzing with organized activities and summer camps for young people of all ages.
People
April 5, 2001
Springsteen surprises fans Hanks has school spirit It’s not easy being Jennifer Regis chosen as parade marshal
Shockers roll over KU - Wichita State 6, Kansas 0
April 5, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas baseball has seen better days. “We are cold. We’re in a team slump,” coach Bobby Randall said after the Jayhawks’ 6-0 loss to Wichita State on Wednesday night before 975 fans at Hoglund Ballpark.
Senate trims Bush’s tax-cut proposal
April 5, 2001
President Bush’s proposed 10-year, $1.6 trillion tax cut suffered a double body blow Wednesday as the Senate tentatively sliced it by $450 billion and a crucial Republican senator threatened to oppose it as too costly.
World briefs
April 5, 2001
TV journalists protest over station takeover Tradesmen protest economic collapse Guerrilla leader offers to arrange surrender Students flogged for attack on teacher
Toad loss, climate linked
Global warming basis of amphibian extinction
April 5, 2001
A series of environmental dominoes beginning with global climate change may explain one of the decade’s most perplexing biological mysteries the sharp decline in amphibians according to a new study of toads in Oregon.
Clinton Lake developers $5 million shy of goal
April 5, 2001
By Joy Ludwig After months of planning, developers say they’re ready to start building a $20 million resort hotel and conference center at Clinton Lake. But first they need about $5 million. Members of the Clinton Lake Hotel Developers LLC say they want a commitment from Lawrence and Douglas County government and other local sources for the project. Of that amount, an estimated $4 million would go to build the conference center. Another $1.2 million would pay for water and sewer connections to city services.
$185 million bombshell hits Capitol
Revenue estimate puts KU raises, school finance plans in peril
April 5, 2001
By Scott Rothschild State revenue experts Wednesday dropped a budget bombshell on Gov. Bill Graves and lawmakers, telling them their current spending plans are about $185.5 million too high. “This is the challenge nobody wanted to face,” Graves said as he looked at the figures. “I didn’t expect it to be this bad.”
Briefcase
April 5, 2001
SAP, Yahoo to launch enterprise portal Rumor denial can’t stop plunge of Lucent shares GM to offer e-education
NHL Roundup
Bruins nip Sabres, 3-2
April 5, 2001
Jason Allison scored the eventual game-winner as Boston survived a scare against Buffalo to remain tied for the Eastern Conference’s eighth and final playoff spot.
THE MAG: GROUPIE THERAPY
April 5, 2001
Groupie therapy Women magnetized to rock stars share their tales on the Web
Arts Notes
April 5, 2001
Rockwell paintings on display in Topeka Mandofest to return to Liberty Hall Shriners plan KC car swap Camerata to perform in Swarthout Hall
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR THURSDAY
April 5, 2001
INTERNET SAP, Yahoo to launch
Networks offer Kansans a reality check
April 5, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near It can’t be a coincidence.
Calendar
April 5, 2001
THE MAG: SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
April 5, 2001
School of hard knocks KU women’s rugby team travels to the U.K. to rough up the natives