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Lawrence area in tornado watch
April 6, 2001
(Updated Friday at 9:21 p.m.) The Lawrence area is in for a stormy, windy evening, which could include some severe thunderstorms and even tornadoes. The National Weather Service in Topeka has posted a tornado watch for the Lawrence area until 1 a.m. Saturday.
Seating plan would put donors closer to action
April 6, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Two men’s varsity programs swimming and tennis became victims last month of the Kansas University athletics department’s projected money woes.
Alumna is on her way
Lillian Sengpiehl works on making a mark in the opera world
April 6, 2001
By Jan Biles Lillian Sengpiehl wants nothing more than to sing for her supper, to make a living performing arias in the major opera houses around the world.
Road widening could spur development
Plans call for expanding West Sixth Street to four lanes, adding a median
April 6, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A plan to widen West Sixth Street will further spur new development in northwest Lawrence, say officials.
KUED Crimson and Blue lyrics
April 6, 2001
Crimson and the Blue Far above the golden valley
CITY ATHLETE OF WEEK
April 6, 2001
Damon Benitez, Lawrence High
PROGRESS- UNDERSHERIFF BILL SHEPARD PROFILE
April 6, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com He’s been a Marine. He’s been a sheriff’s deputy. Now he’s Douglas County’s undersheriff, the No. 2 man in the sheriff’s department.
AREA ATHLETE OF WEEK
April 6, 2001
Kirstie Skelton, Perry-Lecompton
New USDA laws, seals gnaw at organic farmers
April 6, 2001
By Amber Stuever A hodgepodge of foods claiming organic growth and production were forced to back up their claims or be booted from the organic section of grocery store shelves earlier this year.
Bankrupt co-op prepares for spring season
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan April normally is a time for guarded optimism at the Kalb family farm near Baldwin.
Farmers question future
Douglas County farmers worry about weather, prices
April 6, 2001
By Mike Belt Douglas County farmers are having a tough time keeping their heads above the soil.
PROGRESS- GROWING INTO COMMUNITY
April 6, 2001
Growing into community
PROGRESS- CHAMBER CITIZEN BREAKOUT
April 6, 2001
Each year the chamber recognizes a Citizen of the Years, a retired or semi-retired community leader who has shown a lifetime of commitment to the Lawrence community. l See related story page, 24A.
FRIDAY DATEBOOK
April 6, 2001
TODAY 7 a.m.: North Lawrence neighborhood clean-up, 842-7232.
FRIDAY WOODLING COLUMN
April 6, 2001
Men’s swimming teams in the Big 12 Conference have been disappearing faster these days than Texas Tech men’s basketball players. Kansas was the first to pull the plug. Nebraska and Iowa State followed soon thereafter, making me wonder if KU did the Cornhuskers and Cyclones a favor by greasing the skids.
SCHOOLS STUDENT SUSPENDED FOR THREAT ––— 13-YEAR-OLD CONFESSES TO NOTE AT SOUTHWEST JUNIOR
April 6, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com http://schools.lawrence.com/school_news
FSHS BASEBALL FIREBIRDS SPLIT ––— GHGHGHG
April 6, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Devastated after wasting a five-run lead in the last inning of the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader, Free State High delivered in the nightcap to salvage a Sunflower League baseball split with Olathe East at the Firebirds’ field and secure its first victory of the season.
PREP NOTEBOOK
April 6, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com A chance meeting in the summer plus fund raising in the fall and winter resulted in a long spring road trip for Free State High’s baseball team.
Lunden looks at ‘Millionaire’
April 6, 2001
On an episode of “Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden” (8 p.m., A&E) rescheduled from an earlier date, Lunden goes behind the scenes of the popular game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”
Lawrence briefs
April 6, 2001
Solicitation charge filed against Lawrence resident Police seek suspects in downtown robbery Football player’s diversion allowed to continue Public school administrator to leave for job at Baylor
Briefcase
April 6, 2001
Winstar to cut jobs, halts expansion Barbie’s playhouse heading to Mexico Agilent Technologies to cut staff pay Dairy processors Suiza to buy Dean
Briefly_______________________________________
April 6, 2001
Tile mural honors KU building donors A tile mural being installed at Kansas University’s Joseph R. Pearson Hall will recognize donors who helped fund the building, which opened last year. The mural, which should be finished this weekend, depicts three Jayhawks, former School of Education buildings, the Campanile, the Chi Omega fountain and the state seal. KU will rededicate Pearson Hall during a ceremony April 21. Above, Lawrence artist Steve Smith, who designed the mural, is shown installing it Thursday with Eric Wagner. The men work for Fired Earth Designs, 501 Tenn. ____________________________________________________ Severe spring storms may hit Lawrence today Lawrence will likely receive its first dose of nasty spring weather today, with severe showers, hail and tornados possible. The morning forecast calls for clouds, fog and muggy conditions with temperatures in the 60s. The sun could peek out in the afternoon, but thunderstorms are expected to develop later. Thunderstorms may be severe, with hail, high winds and possibly flash flooding late in the day. Eastern Kansas may experience isolated tornados as well. “Unfortunately, it’s normal spring weather in Kansas,” said Weather Data meteorologist Jeff House. House said people should keep tuned to local media Friday to stay aware of severe weather threats. The weekend forecast calls for quieter skies and highs in the 70s. Saturday should be mostly sunny and less humid and Sunday looks partly cloudy with more humidity ____________________________________________________ Accident claims life of Tonganoxie resident A Tonganoxie woman died after a one-vehicle accident in Leavenworth County, authorities said. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday on Lonna Brown, 45, who died shortly before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when her vehicle left the roadway and crashed along U.S. Highway 24-40, Leavenworth County Sheriff’s authorities said. Brown had been driving west along U.S. 24-40 when she apparently lost control near Woodend Road. She collided with some trees, where her vehicle came to rest, authorities said. The accident’s cause remains under investigation. ____________________________________________________ Political science major named Truman Scholar A second Kansas University student has been named a Truman Scholar for 2001. Robert Chamberlain, a senior political science major from Topeka, will receive about $30,000 for graduate studies. Karrigan Bork, a KU senior from Lawrence, already had been named a Truman Scholar for 2001. Chamberlain, who will graduate in May 2002, plans to pursue a master’s degree in public administration. His career goal is to work for the Department of Defense and help shape policies for soldiers’ quality-of-life issues. In his scholarship application, Chamberlain proposed the House Armed Services Committee create an Office of Technology Insertion to provide reliable equipment for daily military tasks. He said lack of reliable equipment often is cited as a factor in low military morale. Eighty students nationwide were named Truman Scholars this year. Fifteen KU students have received the honor since 1981.
Thick high-heels also bad for knees
April 6, 2001
Healthy knees aren’t the main consideration in choosing among high heels, but new research says chunky heels are just as bad for the knees as spindly stilettos.
McVeigh envisioned dying in shootout
April 6, 2001
A psychiatrist who examined Timothy McVeigh said Thursday that McVeigh thought he might die in a shootout with police instead of surviving for years in custody after the Oklahoma City bombing.
City prepares for McVeigh execution
April 6, 2001
In little more than a month, Terre Haute’s schools will close for the day, just to be safe. Some people will get out of town. Death penalty supporters and foes will rally in the shadows of the watchtowers and barbed-wire fence of the U.S. Penitentiary.
Student paper breaks forgery story
April 6, 2001
High school administrators encouraged dozens of students to forge their parents’ signatures on forms that help the school get federal aid.
Spirituality
April 6, 2001
Suburbs worry about churches on prime property Contest seeks spiritual poems In the name of diversity Author urges new tests on Shroud of Turin
Sharing jackpot was act of generosity, not an obligation
April 6, 2001
GOP seeks budget votes
April 6, 2001
Still struggling for votes, Republicans conceded Thursday that the budget they plan to push through the Senate may fall short of President Bush’s full $1.6 trillion, 10-year tax cut proposal.
Indigo Girl solo, but not alone, on new CD
April 6, 2001
Amy Ray’s new “Stag” album is rightfully considered a solo project because it doesn’t include Indigo Girl partner Emily Saliers. But that doesn’t mean the singer worked alone.
What’s the deal with Seinfeld?
Comedian keeps same old style in stand-up performances
April 6, 2001
Jerry Seinfeld took questions from the audience. He had just finished doing an hour of stand-up comedy an hour sharp, because Seinfeld is by his own admission a fastidious guy. In his act, he had complained about reality TV (“Don’t they know we’re in reality …?”) and decoded the message a bride and groom send by driving away from the wedding (“Goodbye, we’re going to Barbados to have sex. Enjoy the dry cake and our relatives. …”).
Study pinpoints leading cause of hepatitis C tattoos
April 6, 2001
Tattoos are the leading cause of hepatitis C, according to a study by researchers here. The study found that tattoos from commercial parlors caused about 40 percent of the cases of the potentially fatal virus, which attacks the liver and causes cirrhosis and cancer.
Aging champions play Augusta
Ford, Snead, Casper fight aches at Masters major golf tournament
April 6, 2001
Sam Snead’s eyes sparkled as he stood under the giant oak tree in front of Augusta National’s clubhouse, reliving everything from his ceremonial first drive to how he told President Eisenhower to stick his rear end out when he played years ago.
Global pull-back is difficult
April 6, 2001
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News China’s downing of a U.S. spy plane has taken the headlines from White House visits of Middle East leaders.
SLT rises again with another proposal
KDOT’s Mike Rees says planners will consider south of the river
April 6, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Despite the criticism, Mike Rees, chief counsel for the Kansas Department of Transportation, has spent several years trying to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Plans come together for cohousing project
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis For the record, members of the developing Delaware Street Commons cohousing community say they won’t share homes, income or spouses.
Despite cold winter, snow, garage crew on schedule
Downtown parking garage construction will open by end of 2001
April 6, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Firstar Bank president Chuck Warner has had prime viewing of the Downtown 2000 construction from the bank’s tower at 900 Mass.
Supper club’s main attractions are entertainment, classic drinks
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan A new downtown supper club is serving up more than gourmet pizzas, pastas and thick steaks in downtown Lawrence.
What’s hot this year: nostalgia, comfort
April 6, 2001
By Amy Trollinger Nostalgic. Luxurious. Asian. That’s what retailers are predicting as “hot” gifts for the year. From wildly printed flannel pajamas kinda like the ones your grandma wore to Asian-influenced home accessories, the gifts run the gamut.
Community Merc looking forward to its move
April 6, 2001
By Amber Stuever Owners of the Community Mercantile Co-op, Lawrence’s only natural food store, are packing their bags for a move to a new store, which is scheduled to open in late May.
Peace through diversity?
April 6, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe After lo these many years, I have finally come up with a plan for world peace: immigration.
Are we beyond burgers?
High-end restaurants and retailers are targeting the town
April 6, 2001
By Jim Baker “Upscale.” It’s one of those terms that’s awfully hard to define, but you know it when you see it. Some consumers equate it with being pricey, but it doesn’t have to be.
Group to promote area’s high-tech opportunities
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Lawrence’s budding cluster of high-tech businesses is looking to bloom in the future, fertilized by a healthy dose of advice and support from those who know the industry best.
PROGRESS- GALLAGHER MOTORS CUTLINE
April 6, 2001
Journal-World File Photo SIGNS GLEAMING DOWNTOWN AT NIGHT, Gallagher Motors circa 1950 advertises one of its new displays — the DeSoto. The dealership, owned by the late Buddy Gallagher, was located at 634 Mass., where Kring’s Interiors is today.
PROGRESS- LAWRENCE NATIONAL BANK CUTLINE
April 6, 2001
Journal-World File Photo THE LAWRENCE NATIONAL BANK looms over the corner of Seventh and Massachusetts streets in downtown circa 1930. The building, which has since been razed and replaced with a a building that houses Abercrombie & Fitch, was also home to the Lawrence Business College, the Gorrill Law Office and other professional offices.
WESEMAN FEARS 2001-2002 BUDGET WITHOUT TEACHER RAISES
April 6, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Supt. Randy Weseman offered a bleak budget outlook Thursday, including the potential for no pay raises for Lawrence teachers and cuts in district programs if the Kansas Legislature failed to raise taxes to support public education.
STATE MAY HELP PAY DAY-CARE BILLS
April 6, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/kunews
1A RAIL PROGRESS TEASE
April 6, 2001
PROGRESS Growing into community
PRITCHARD STORY
April 6, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Coaching, Kevin Pritchard says, is not as easy as it looks.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR FRIDAY
April 6, 2001
MATTEL Barbie’s playhouse
DORIE SANDERS OBITUARY
April 6, 2001
Dorie Sanders Services for Dorie Elisabeth Rianna Sanders, 14 months, Hays, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Nation briefs
April 6, 2001
Increase sought in anti-violence budget Coast Guard won’t meet cocaine seizure goals Embattled Justice won’t resign from court
PROGRESS- PROJECT SEEKS TO BUILD COMMON GROUND
April 6, 2001
rbrack@ljworld.com The census proves it.
UNION SEEKS SUPPORT FROM FACULTYSTUDENTS
April 6, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/kunews
CLOSE
April 6, 2001
Dow Industrials +402.63, 9,918.05
CITY SLOW-PITCH NUMBERS GROWING
April 6, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Lawrence residents were bearish on slow-pitch during the late ‘90s, but Bob Stanclift is now presiding over a bull market.
CORRECTION ON SALVATION ARMY
April 6, 2001
l An item in Tuesday’s story about a proposed Salvation Army homeless shelter was incorrect. The proposed site is at 15th Street and Haskell Avenue.
PROGRESS- CITY/COUNTY HISTORY
April 6, 2001
GHGHGHG ––— GHGHGGH
April 6, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Pleasant Ridge played spoiler on a historic night in McLouth on Thursday.
BIRTHS
April 6, 2001
* Angelique Lower and Rodney Muller, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
Free State tennis wins Baldwin Quadrangular
April 6, 2001
Eyad Safadi and David Knight went undefeated at singles, as did the doubles team of Nick Potter and Drew Smith.
Budget bill OK’d despite state’s money shortage
April 6, 2001
Legislators on Thursday sent an incomplete budget that the state cannot afford to Gov. Bill Graves and began scrambling to find ways to balance spending and revenues.
Replays won’t change election results
April 6, 2001
By Bill Thompson Fort Worth Star-Telegram These people who keep insisting that Al Gore won the presidential election bring to mind the losing horse players who park themselves in front of a video monitor at the racetrack and watch the race replay again and again and again, as if watching it often enough will somehow change the outcome.
Funding will shift political picture
April 6, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe Reluctantly, but unmistakably, the center of gravity of American politics shifted this week.
Haskell welcomes scientists, engineers
April 6, 2001
By Dave Ranney More than 75 American Indian science and engineering students from colleges throughout the Midwest will be in Lawrence this weekend for a regional conference of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
Ford services
April 6, 2001
Colorado rocks Cardinals
Rockies score 32 runs in three-game sweep
April 6, 2001
Good pitching, heretofore contagious in places like Atlanta, may finally be taking root in Colorado, too. After an offseason of stockpiling high-priced pitching talent, the Colorado Rockies got their third straight solid outing on Thursday.
Quality issue based on flawed logic
April 6, 2001
I have very little time to spend with my children these days, but I make sure the hours we do get to spend together are meaningful. Do you agree that the quality of time you are with your children is more important than the quantity?
Women’s seders help create new traditions
April 6, 2001
Naomi Reiss sat with her daughter, sister and grandmother, celebrating the Passover holiday with a “seder” meal as Jews have done worldwide for generations. But this night was different. On this night, the story of the Jewish exodus from slavery in Egypt focused not on Moses, but on his sister Miriam. On this night, God was described not as “He” but as “She.”
Firebirds split
Free State rebounds to win nightcap
April 6, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Devastated after wasting a five-run lead in the last inning of the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader, Free State High delivered in the nightcap to salvage a Sunflower League baseball split with Olathe East at the Firebirds’ field and secure its first victory of the season.
Police department books major updates
Improvements made to equipment, facilities
April 6, 2001
By Kevin Bates The Lawrence Police De-partment has undergone several changes lately, some more visible than others, but they all add to the efficiency and quality of the department, police said.
Haskell to build home for archives
April 6, 2001
By Dave Ranney Haskell Indian Nations University is loaded with history. It’s everywhere you look. And that’s the problem: It’s everywhere. File cabinets, closets, stacks of boxes.
Haskell history gets a home
April 6, 2001
By Dave Ranney Haskell Indian Nations University is loaded with history. It’s everywhere you look. And that’s the problem: It’s everywhere. File cabinets, closets, stacks of boxes. Some of it’s organized, a lot of it’s not.
Schools plug in to technology
District reaches goal of giving each teacher an Internet-wired computer
April 6, 2001
By Tim Carpenter After an investment of five years and millions of dollars, the Lawrence public school district finally reached a technological milestone.
On the same page
District’s board, leader working on similar goals
April 6, 2001
By Tim Carpenter It’s not often that people serving on the Lawrence school board, and folks trying to throw them out of office, agree on anything.
College towns vary with tax breaks
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Kathleen Walsh couldn’t stifle a giggle when asked whether the city of Boulder, Colo., gives tax abatements.
Graves’ stance on aquifers draws opposition
April 6, 2001
They don’t even want to talk about it. Folks in western Kansas say Gov. Bill Graves can’t be serious about halting depletion of the region’s underground water supply by 2020.
Builder offers innovative designs for aging market
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Ron Durflinger is ready to bring a home equipped for aging or disabled residents to the masses, without anyone noticing.
College towns differ in home rental policies
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis University students didn’t want to live on campus, so they rented houses with four, five or six friends in single-family residential neighborhoods.
Vocal’ resident not afraid to question
Melinda Henderson says she’s concerned about Lawrence’s growth
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Melinda Henderson didn’t come out of nowhere, although she realizes people might think so. “I think there might be some people who think I just appeared last spring,” she said. “Like, ‘Where did she come from?’”
Booksellers of all sorts thrive in Lawrence
Independents and chains find success in literate university town
April 6, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The Lawrence book market may have turned a new page, but it hasn’t reached its final chapter, booksellers say.
State adoption system swamped
Audit finds increase in both need, number of adoptions
April 6, 2001
By Dave Ranney In the four years since Kansas privatized its child welfare system, record numbers of abused, neglected and troubled children have been adopted.
Child-care facility numbers drop off across the county
April 6, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Despite a population boom and a high demand for day care, Douglas County lost 13 child-care facilities last year.
Plans for airport take off
Development efforts in high gear at Lawrence Memorial
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan A growing community, a scarcity of industrial land and plenty of optimism about the nearby Kansas Speedway all have Lawrence officials looking to shift economic development efforts into high gear at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Cabinetmaker builds business, expands
Tolar Cabinets breaks ground on 14,000-square-foot, $1.2 million shop
April 6, 2001
By Tim Carpenter A woodworking shop started in a residential garage in East Lawrence nearly a quarter century ago will soon build upon its legacy by opening a $1.2 million cabinetry shop.
Growing into community
Small-town interests seek place in expanding Lawrence
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan The Lawrence area is growing. That almost goes without saying.
PROGRESS- CHURCHES MAKING ROOM FOR LARGER FLOCKS
April 6, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com Drive by Calvary Temple Assembly of God — the little stone church at 606 W. 29th St. — and you’ll see some additions.
4/7 BREAST CANCER TEA
April 6, 2001
Breast Cancer Action names award winners
ALLEN ANNOUNCES NEWEST AIDE
April 6, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Kansas University football coach Terry Allen feels he has hired the best possible replacement for former linebackers coach Mark Farley, bar none.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, WOMAN WITH SHARK
April 6, 2001
LINDA BAILEY KNOECK, a marine biology student at the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, holds a baby shark while giving a presentation during her job at Coral World. Knoeck is the daughter of Kathy Bailey, Lawrence, who submitted the photo. 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.
Horoscopes
April 6, 2001
UtiliCorp prepares Aquila IPO
April 6, 2001
UtiliCorp United is proceeding with a partial spin-off of its Aquila Energy Corporation subsidiary, officials announced Thursday.
Caps clip Panthers, halt 3-game slide
April 6, 2001
The slumping Washington Capitals couldn’t have asked for a better confidence-builder. Olaf Kolzig made 28 saves for his fifth shutout of the season as the Capitals beat the Florida Panthers, 3-0, Thursday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
GTAs rally for better contract
Teaching assistants’ union seeks support from faculty, students
April 6, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Hugo Vera loves teaching in the vocal music department at Kansas University. But to make ends meet, the graduate teaching assistant has to work at the university’s music library part-time. Progress on the new GTA contract doesn’t make him hopeful his situation will improve.
Royals’ hopes higher this year
April 6, 2001
To patient and frustrated Kansas City fans, it all sounds so very simple. The Royals blew a whopping 29 saves last year. But they still won 77 games. Now if imported bullpen ace Roberto Hernandez can only cut that total in half, Kansas City will contend for postseason action for the first time since 1985.
Religion briefs
April 6, 2001
Registration open for Catholic camp Unity offers concert Ninth Street Baptist offers conference Bible program to be televised Resurrection Run marks biblical journey
O-North sweeps FSHS
April 6, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Olathe North won a squeaker in the opener and a blowout in the nightcap, but Free State coach Pam Pine couldn’t find much fault with her softball team on Thursday.
City slow-pitch participation on rise
One umpire, possibility of yellow ball new to city leagues this summer
April 6, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Lawrence residents were bearish on slow-pitch during the late ‘90s, but Bob Stanclift is now presiding over a bull market.
Golf World honors KU junior Hurst
April 6, 2001
Kansas University’s Travis Hurst has been named Golf World’s collegiate player of the week.
Many crime rates fall as 911 calls skyrocket
April 6, 2001
By Kevin Bates Residents of Lawrence should be sleeping better at night. No huge increases or decreases in crime occurred last year, but more people were quicker to dial 911, according to Lawrence Police Department crime statistics.
Home-school trend gets little scrutiny from state
Home-schooled students say one-on-one instruction beneficial
April 6, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Betsy, Amy and Megan Barfield don’t look like outlaws. Their days at Magnum Opus Christian School are filled with reading, writing, arithmetic, history, Latin, music and Bible studies.
Job market in flux
Labor market now ‘pleasing’ after year of layoffs
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Even a slowing U.S. economy couldn’t quell hiring enthusiasm among Lawrence employers for this spring. A slowdown, after all, doesn’t mean a clampdown.
Babette boutique presses on downtown
Makeup artist Babette Crowder opens her own store, continues to primp famous faces
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan After 10 years as a free-lance makeup artist, Babette Crowder has opened a shop of her own Babette at 924 1/2 Mass. in downtown Lawrence.
Area private schools growing, expanding
April 6, 2001
Smaller classes, integration of religion into the curriculum and specialized course offerings are credited with an enrollment boom at Law-rence’s private schools.
Bus ridership on the rise
City pleased with results, plans route changes and permanent shelters
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Three months after the first bus got rolling, ridership on the city’s new transit system continues to grow.
Volunteer of the year
Becky Mason recognized for always chipping in
April 6, 2001
By Dave Ranney Becky Mason is this year’s recipient of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Wally Galluzzi Volunteer of the Year Award. Her rmpeaks for itself:
Segregation divided but didn’t conquer city
April 6, 2001
By Bill Snead Ed Salisbury has lived in Lawrence since 1908, and unlike some folks his age he remembers an awful lot about the people in his hometown. At 95 he’s got a better memory than most bill collectors.
Delaware Tribe looks elsewhere to build casino
Oklahoma tribe now focusing efforts on surrounding communities
April 6, 2001
By Mike Belt Last year the Delaware Indian Tribe gambled and lost in its efforts to win support for a gaming casino complex near Lawrence.
Study: Suicide rates among Kansas teens up over past decade
April 6, 2001
By Kevin Bates The number of suicides committed by Kansas teen-agers and young adults has risen dramatically in the past decade, making suicide the second-leading cause of death in the state for 15- to-24-year-olds, according to a recent report.
Project seeks to build common ground
April 6, 2001
By Richard Brack The census proves it. So do the number of permits issued for new construction, the bulging classrooms in our schools and the number of cars on our streets and roads.
PROGRESSCHURCHES MAKING ROOM
April 6, 2001
hed: Making room … Local churches are busy renovating, adding on, scouting new locations
SOUNDOFF - 3-26-01 - HANDOCAPPED PARKING PERMIT
April 6, 2001
I am a holder of a Kansas handicapped parking card. Is this good in other states I am visiting as a traveler? According to Scott Holeman, spokesman for the state Division of Motor Vehicles, Kansas has reciprocal agreements with most states, so your card is probably good. But be aware that if you move to another state or if you’re going to be spending several months in another state, you should apply for a card from that state.
KU money woes blamed for tennis, swimming cuts
April 6, 2001
Two men’s varsity programs swimming and tennis became victims last month of the Kansas University athletics department’s projected money woes.
U.S. sites taking precautions against foot-and-mouth illness
April 6, 2001
Fear of foot-and-mouth disease has friendly Midwestern farmers pulling up their welcome mats. Zoos and theme parks around the country are posting warning signs. Some universities are canceling overseas exchange programs and even quarantining foreign students.
PROGRESS- BANKING FORCHANGE
April 6, 2001
Banking for a change Growth in western Lawrence draws lenders — and more
Jays, Carpenter trounce Tampa
April 6, 2001
Chris Carpenter can’t explain why he’s had so much success against Tampa Bay. The Toronto right-hander improved to 5-1 lifetime against the Blue Jays’ AL East rivals on Thursday, allowing four hits, walking one and striking out a career-high 11 in an 11-0 blowout at Tropicana Field.
Earnhardt Jr. growing up
Friends have noticed change since tragic death of his father
April 6, 2001
The maturing process for Dale Earnhardt Jr. accelerated rapidly after the death of his father in the Daytona 500. “When I found out he was dead, I knew nothing was ever going to be the same,” Little E said.
FSHS eager for road trip in baseball
April 6, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus A chance meeting in the summer plus fund raising in the fall and winter resulted in a long spring road trip for Free State High’s baseball team. The Firebirds are scheduled to leave at noon today for a tournament in Claremore, Okla., located 20 miles northeast of Tulsa.
Breast Cancer Action names award winners
April 6, 2001
Recipients of Breast Cancer Action Inc.’s Wellspring Award will be recognized at the Betsy Beisecker Memorial Tea at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Hall in First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway.
Ideas for 150th abound
April 6, 2001
By Terry Rombeck There is a common goal among those planning Lawrence’s 150th birthday party in 2004: They want to leave a legacy.
Cities take another look at apartment codes
April 6, 2001
By Mike Belt In February, a fire destroyed a four-plex in a Tonganoxie apartment complex, causing that city to review its building codes and enforcement efforts.
Home store owners enjoying new space
April 6, 2001
By Jim Baker Sisters-in-law Di and Dru Fritzel of Lawrence say they’ve worked hard to make their store interiors, 738 Mass. the kind of environment where customers will want to linger.
Heavy metal
Artist’s funky designs attract following
April 6, 2001
By Jim Baker People don’t have much trouble finding Kelvin Schartz. They just look for the 15-foot, 2,000-pound steel spider that towers over the parking lot in front of his business.
Churches making room for larger flocks
Area houses of worship busy renovating, adding on, scouting new locations
April 6, 2001
By Jim Baker Drive by Calvary Temple Assembly of God the little stone church at 606 W. 29th St. and you’ll see some additions. Like a new steeple on the roof and three large, wooden crosses on the lawn to represent the biblical Calvary, the place where Jesus died.
Nancy Hambleton honored for lifetime of service to city
April 6, 2001
Nancy Hambleton has spent the majority of her life serving others and following intellectual pursuits. Today, she is being honored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce for her longtime commitment to Lawrence.
City encourages involvement through 40 advisory boards
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis The Lawrence City Commission doesn’t do all its work alone. It relies on more than 300 people on 40 advisory boards to do much of the legwork on important issues facing the city.
Changes at KU, Haskell influenced city’s past
Mount Oread’s effect on Lawrence stretches beyond economy
April 6, 2001
A frequently asked question is: Where did the title of Mount Oread come from in reference to Kansas University?
Shepard pleased with ‘second’ career
April 6, 2001
By Mike Belt He’s been a Marine. He’s been a sheriff’s deputy. Now he’s Douglas County’s undersheriff, the No. 2 man in the sheriff’s department.
PROGRESS- CHAMBER GALLUZZI VOLUNTEER BREAKOUT
April 6, 2001
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Volunteer of the Award is named after Wally Galluzzi, president of Haskell Indian Junior College, 1970-1981; a former Chamber board member and a tireless volunteer. l See related story page 22A.
PROGRESS- INTRUST BANK CUTLINE
April 6, 2001
Journal-World File Photo PLANS FOR EXPANSION are in the works at Intrust Bank, 901 Vt., shown in the background. Mike Maddox, Intrust’s community bank president, says the project will include demolition of buildings including the Auto Glass Center next door.
PROGRESS- UNDERSHERIFF SHEPARD CUTLINE
April 6, 2001
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo DOUGLAS COUNTY’S UNDERSHERIFF BILL SHEPARD began his career in public service with the United States Marines in 1962. Shepard joined the Sheriff’s department in 1982.
BLOTTER
April 6, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KU adds fine arts dance degree to its repertoire
April 6, 2001
By Amber Stuever Some Kansas University dance students may soon be doing more pirouettes and less physics with a new degree program beginning this fall.
Lenexa restaurant chain adds to its menu
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Pizza Hut has a Restaurant Support Center in Texas. McDonald’s has its Hamburger University outside Chicago.
DAVATZ OBIT
April 6, 2001
DaVatz services Services for James Monroe DaVatz, 77, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Couple grows its organic interests on Ottawa farm
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Jim and Joan Vibert used to own their own little corner of suburbia.
Hawaii teachers, professors strike
Money is final hurdle in contract
April 6, 2001
Public school teachers across the state and University of Hawaii faculty members went on strike Thursday after last-ditch salary negotiations failed to produce new contracts.
Weseman says this is where he ‘wants to be’
April 6, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Randy Weseman is proof a drooler can become superintendent of one of the largest public school districts in Kansas.
Dave Corliss walks the line
Assistant city manager required to be politically savvy
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Walk into Dave Corliss’ office at City Hall and you’ll probably notice amid the stacks of documents, law books and other paperwork his collection of campaign buttons.
Ottawa draws distribution centers
Officials say Lawrence is still looking for its ‘target’ industry
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Lou Atherton’s been wooing, cajoling and coaxing companies into town for a decade now, but only recently welcomed a new wrinkle into his economic-development pitch: luck.
Jury still out on higher ed reform
April 6, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Nearly two years ago, Gov. Bill Graves signed into law Senate Bill 345, an overhaul of higher education in Kansas.
Library to expand services
Plans call for opening storefront locations
April 6, 2001
By Amber Stuever Lawrence Public Library officials are envisioning a library system void of limitations on space, distance and time.
Nation briefs
April 6, 2001
Flight attendant loses tobacco trial College newspaper seeks Earnhardt photos Jurors watch video of girl fighting for life Slain officer’s family sues prison system
Nation briefs
April 6, 2001
Flight to Japan turned back by Russia Computer security lax, Congress told
People
April 6, 2001
Nimoy shoots for the stars Osmond reveals sexual abuse Stranded with Jennifer Spiderman suits missing
City athlete of the week: Damon Benitez, Lawrence High
April 6, 2001
Benitez, a right fielder, went 5-for-12 with two home runs, a triple and seven RBIs in Lawrence’s first three games of the season. In the Lions’ 13-12 victory over Free State, Benitez went 3-for-5 with a home run and triple plus four RBIs.
State briefs
April 6, 2001
Kansas State Fair improvement bill OK’d Foundation’s funds not in budget equation Judicial selection proposal dies
Privacy legislation approved in Senate
Bill protects consumers’ health, financial data
April 6, 2001
Legislation protecting the privacy of Kansans’ health and financial information cleared the Senate on a 39-1 vote Thursday and now returns to the House for review of amendments.
Story addition
April 6, 2001
Tutelage and trust
April 6, 2001
J-W Editorials Duke’s players and their coach gave us a classic example of good teaching and mutual respect.
Wells Overlook Park gains group’s attention
April 6, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A group of Kansas University students has adopted an often-neglected Douglas County park south of Lawrence.
American Eagle controversy has lasting effect, chamber official says
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Last summer’s controversy over a proposed tax abatement to American Eagle Outfitters continues to shadow the city’s economic development efforts, scaring some companies away, an official said Thursday.
Economic development board pledges spirit of cooperation
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis The Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Board met Thursday with promises of new cooperation between business and “smart-growth” advocates.
Frank Brown
April 6, 2001
Delvin H. Johnson
April 6, 2001
Van Go gets go-ahead for mural
Lawrence Arts Commission gives approval to resume work
April 6, 2001
Artists will resume work today on a 113-foot mural, having secured approval for the project from the city’s arts commission in a special meeting Thursday.
DaVatz services
April 6, 2001
Luella Saathoff
April 6, 2001
Airport construction takes off
April 6, 2001
By Amber Stuever The Lawrence Municipal Airport is hoping some long-awaited funding from the Federal Aviation Administration will help them land some new business. With more than $3 million in FAA funds, the Lawrence Airport Advisory Board announced Thursday night its plans to move forward with airport expansion and rehabilitation they say will increase air traffic into Lawrence.
Wilbur R. Marckley
April 6, 2001
Dell, Alcoa reports boost Wall Street
Analysts warn market still vulnerable
April 6, 2001
Stock prices shot higher Thursday, propelling the Dow Jones industrial average up more than 400 points, after Dell Computer and Alcoa gave Wall Street its first really good earnings news in months.
Building rehabilitation wins award
April 6, 2001
By Amber Stuever The Chi Omega house inspired Lorie Doolittle-Bowman when she was a member of the sorority and an architecture student at Kansas University.
More Americans join jobless rolls
Applications reach highest level since ‘98
April 6, 2001
The number of Americans filing new claims for state unemployment insurance rose last week to the highest level since 1998, fresh evidence that companies are shedding workers to cope with the weak economy.
Daily ticker
April 6, 2001
Day care assistance promoted
April 6, 2001
By Dave Ranney If you’re a single parent with two children and earning less than $2,182 a month, there’s a good chance the state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services will help pay a big part of your day-care bill. “There’s money in the budget, there’s not a waiting list, and the application process is really fairly simple,” said Penny Schau, economic and employer services supervisor at the SRS office in Lawrence.
Celtics’ Pierce drawing attention
Former Kansas University standout earns praise throughout league
April 6, 2001
After watching Paul Pierce pour in 42 points against the L.A. Lakers last month, Shaquille O’Neal proclaimed: “Paul Pierce is the truth. I knew he could play, but I didn’t know he could play like this,” O’Neal said as the Lakers narrowly escaped with a win over the Boston Celtics.
Goodland father talks about son in China
Detained pilot’s father supports Bush’s course
April 6, 2001
The father of a Navy pilot being detained by the Chinese government says the question of an apology is a delicate issue best left for U.S. officials “I’ll leave that up to them,” said Ron Vignery, an attorney and father of Navy pilot Jeff Vignery. “For a parent to answer … I’ll leave that one alone, because I understand the significance of an apology in international affairs.”
Wang scores six in debut
First NBA player born in China ‘a little nervous’
April 6, 2001
Wang Zhizhi has a lot to learn about playing in the NBA. But he’s already got down one key ingredient about playing in Dallas: The Chalupa Shot. The first NBA player born in China overcame some early communication problems to score six points and grab three rebounds as Dallas beat Atlanta, 108-94, Thursday night.
Lions 2-1 at triple-dual
April 6, 2001
Lawrence High’s boys tennis team bounced back from a shellacking at the hands of Kansas City (Mo.) Pembroke Hill High on Tuesday to go 2-1 at a triple-dual on Thursday at Topeka Seaman.
No-hitter by Burnett lifts Lions
April 6, 2001
Ashley Burnett threw a no-hitter in the opener, then won the nightcap in relief as Lawrence High swept a softball doubleheader with Shawnee Mission East, 3-0 and 8-3, on Thursday at the Johnson County Girls Athletic Assn. fields.
Gene linked to anorexia
April 6, 2001
Researchers have found that one form of a gene involved in controlling appetite is more frequent among anorexics, a discovery that suggests disruptions of the brain’s system for governing food intake contribute to eating disorders.
World briefs
April 6, 2001
Trucker convicted in smuggling deaths Rebels postpone hostage’s beheading Police files destroyed by Milosevic allies
Celestial origins of gold postulated
April 6, 2001
There’s gold in them thar colliding neutron stars.
Panda habitat vanishing
Tourism apparently harming Chinese sanctuary
April 6, 2001
The panda population at one of China’s most prestigious nature parks has declined dramatically over the preserve’s quarter-century existence and the area’s very status as a renowned sanctuary is at least partly to blame, according to a study conducted by an international group of scientists.
Ag department reverses ruling on food tests
April 6, 2001
The Bush administration Thursday dropped plans to eliminate salmonella testing of ground beef served to children in federal school lunch programs, reversing a controversial proposal announced by the Agriculture Department less than 24 hours earlier.
New A&E series profiles collectors of the bizarre
April 6, 2001
The producers of A&E’s new weekly series “The Incurable Collector” had no problem finding people who collect interesting, unique and bizarre items. There’s the woman who collects swizzle sticks. “She has a thousand swizzle sticks,” said the series’ executive producer, Pam Burke. “It is one of the more inexpensive (hobbies) to get involved in.”
Sunflower State Games stay planted in Lawrence
April 6, 2001
By Amber Stuever The largest amateur sporting event in Kansas will remain in Lawrence, for now. Sunflower State Games officials announced Thursday an agreement with the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Lawrence Sports Corp. to keep the games in Lawrence through 2002. The Sunflower State Games, which assembles 7,000 to 9,000 athletes from across the state to compete in various sporting events, has called Lawrence home since the games’ birth in 1990.
China wants ‘apology,’ not ‘regret’
Beijing to allow second meeting today between crew, diplomats
April 6, 2001
U.S. diplomats were told today they would get a second meeting with the crew of an American spy plane that collided with a Chinese fighter jet. But China’s president remained adamant that the United States apologize. The meeting with the 24 crew members was planned this afternoon, officials at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing said.
Capitol brainstorms for school finance fix
Funding woes meet new budget crisis
April 6, 2001
With prospects dimming for a multimillion-dollar tax increase for education, legislators were studying how they could raise school funding significantly in the 2001 session. Members of the Senate Education Committee met Thursday to begin paring back a two-year, $263 million plan that the full Senate had sent back a day earlier for revisions.
Proposed Pittsburgh speedway won’t have impact on airport, FAA rules
April 6, 2001
A project to build a $300 million indoor speedway that would seat 120,000 fans has been cleared by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Patience has paid for Gordon at Martinsville track
April 6, 2001
Jeff Gordon has a lot to show for his patience at Martinsville Speedway. The three-time Winston Cup champion has three victories and 12 straight top-10 finishes on the 0.526-mile oval.
KU soccer plays host to KU Spring Classic
April 6, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s soccer team will play host to the KU Spring Classic on Saturday. The Jayhawks will face Colorado Rush S.C. at 9 a.m., Oklahoma State at noon and Tulsa at 2 p.m. at SuperTarget Field.
Kansas baseball travels to A&M
April 6, 2001
Kansas University’s baseball team will carry an eight-game losing streak into this weekend’s road trip to Texas A&M.
Behrens 5th, Higgins 8th in 10,000 for Kansas
April 6, 2001
Kansas junior Brent Behrens placed fifth in the 10,000-meter run Thursday on the second day of the Texas Relays.
Laettner assists school
NBA player donates $1 million
April 6, 2001
Remembering his former high school for helping shape him as a person, NBA center Christian Laettner rewarded his alma mater with a $1 million donation on Thursday.
Pelathe Center outgrowing its space
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis The Pelathe Community Resource Center is bursting at the seams. Activity occupies every corner of the center’s building at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue: A dance group, a pantry for the needy, after-school activities and assistance to the homeless are among programs available.
The Masters: Rookie fires 65
Woods trails by five after first round
April 6, 2001
Tiger Woods’ first stop on his road to a fourth straight major championship took a detour into the trees Thursday at the Masters. With the ball sitting on a patch of pine straw, Woods sized up his options over, under or around the Georgia pines at Augusta National.
Hospital has healthy year
LMH finishes era of change, including expansions, renovations
April 6, 2001
By Mike Belt Lawrence Memorial Hospital is going through an era of change, making improvements and expanding services and facilities.
Good news: The Shelter had fewer intakes in 1999
April 6, 2001
By Dave Ranney Last year, The Shelter’s intake program wasn’t quite as busy as it was in 1999. Referrals were down about 10 percent. That’s good. It means fewer Lawrence-area children were crosswise with the police.
All-day kindergarten may be expanded
April 6, 2001
By Tim Carpenter All-day kindergarten would expand to Woodlawn and Pinckney schools under a proposal submitted in to the Lawrence school district’s budget committee in mid-March.
Landscape inspires painter
Jane Fortun sees changes in her work, palette
April 6, 2001
By Jan Biles On a recent afternoon as temperatures teased the 60-degree mark on the thermometer, Jane Fortun was where she likes to be most: in her back yard with an easel set up and a paintbrush in her hand.
Committee promotes ‘City of the Arts’
April 6, 2001
By Kevin Bates Holding true to the banners that deck city streetlights, local artists and tourism officials want to make sure Lawrence lives up to its label as the “City of the Arts.”
West Side Folk anything but
Nonprofit group grows beyond its name
April 6, 2001
By Dave Ranney Sure, Lawrence’s music scene is diverse. It’s also loud, smoky and hard on those who need a few hours sleep before heading off to work.
City unleashes canine playground
April 6, 2001
See Spot run. And run. And run. At the new off-leash dog park, Spot would be allowed his fun.
Stowers Institute depending on KU’s help with research
April 6, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Armed with an endowment that could surpass $2 billion, Bill Neaves, president and chief executive of the fledgling Stowers Institute for Medical Research, foresees a time when the Kansas City area is called “Biomed Valley.”
KU hunts for research funds
University officials want Jayhawks to get their fair share
April 6, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Talk to a high-ranking Kansas University official and the talk will soon turn to research. Chancellor Robert Hemenway has made improvement in KU’s research funding a major plank of his administration.
Housing ordinance moves in quietly
April 6, 2001
Quietly, a new city ordinance took effect last month barring more than three unrelated people from living together in single-family zoned homes.
Eldridge lot slated for retail, office
April 6, 2001
The owners of a private pocket park in downtown Lawrence are preparing to cash in on the business district’s growing popularity among retailers.
Contractor hires leader to expand business
April 6, 2001
A Lawrence-based building contractor got a new boss last year. Kamal Mikhail joined Harris Construction Co. Inc. as president in September, bringing more than 26 years of construction experience to the firm’s main office at 3200 Haskell Ave.
Valuations rise average of 8 percent
April 6, 2001
An increasing demand for lower-priced homes and the revitalization of older residences have caused property valuations to skyrocket this year in east and north Lawrence.
Tax abatement task force praised
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis A new task force on Lawrence’s tax abatement policy drew praise in late February from both sides of the issue.
Local, state services available for unemployed
Workforce center provides rmelp
April 6, 2001
By Dave Ranney If you’re laid off and you need help finding another job, the Lawrence Workforce Center is ready to help. “You don’t have to have an appointment, just come in,” said center manager Cheryl White.
Developers line up in west Lawrence
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Phil DiVilbiss is waiting for it. Jim Harpool’s betting on it. J. Stewart wants to build around it. “It” is western Lawrence.
Furniture mart to take seat in KCK
Omaha, Neb.-based company backed by Warren Buffett to build near Kansas Speedway
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan A massive furniture retailer plans to build a $55 million store and distribution center adjacent to the Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County.
PackerWare lands cup contract
April 6, 2001
A cups contract has PackerWare officials thinking about Cokes with a smile. The Lawrence plastics plant announced in late November that it had secured a retail license with Coca-Cola Corp., the Atlanta-based soft drinks powerhouse.
Keg registration fizzles
April 6, 2001
A bill requiring registration of beer kegs derailed in late March in a House committee whose chairman predicted it would not be discussed again this year.
Shops find the right fit with used clothes
Merchants find sparkling success selling vintage fashions, trendy threads
April 6, 2001
By Amber Stuever One person’s trade-in is another person’s treasure. And in Lawrence, treasure chests of used clothing have become sparkling successes.
Competition in the coffee market heats up
More specialty shops pour into Lawrence’s java jumble
April 6, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Competition among Law-rence’s gourmet coffee shops has the bite of a double-tall cappuccino. Outlets hot to meet the needs of this city’s black-liquid connoisseurs have popped up everywhere.
Used CDs hit the right note with students, store owners
April 6, 2001
By Dave Ranney A good hammer and Faith Hill’s latest Grammy-winning CD, “Breathe,” have a lot in common. The hammer can pound a hundred nails and show no signs of wear. Play “Breathe” a hundred times, and it’ll sound just as good as it did the first time.
Restaurateur orders up another entry out west
April 6, 2001
By Jim Baker Northwest Lawrence is proving to be an irresistible place to do business for Brad Ziegler. He and his partners opened J.B. Stout’s Sports Bar & Grille, 721 Wakarusa Drive, in 1997.
Fresh, seasonal and local’ is Prairiefire chef’s mantra
April 6, 2001
By Jim Baker Tom King has had some adjusting to do. The 45-year-old came to Lawrence from Santa Cruz, Calif., last year to take a job as executive chef at Prairiefire: An American Bistro, 724 Mass.
Flower merchant blooms in her own store
April 6, 2001
By Joy Ludwig She’s known by people, even complete strangers, as the flower girl on Massachusetts Street. That’s because Cherie Yvette opened downtown’s only flower stand last year on the corner of Eighth and Massachusetts streets outside of Teller’s restaurant.
Pastor goes into family ‘business’
First Regular Baptist gets new pastor
April 6, 2001
By Jim Baker The Rev. Reginald Bachus went into the family business. Faith. It shouldn’t come as any surprise, though.
In junior high, it’s baggy for boys, groovy for girls
April 6, 2001
By Jim Baker If you want some insight into what fashions are popular among people ages 12 to 15, you need to go right to the source: junior high school.
Private schools seeing enrollment growth
April 6, 2001
Smaller classes, integration of religion into the curriculum and specialized course offerings are credited with an enrollment boom at Law-rence’s private schools.
The Tribe honors its culture through music
American Indian singer-drummers nab Grammy
April 6, 2001
By Jan Biles The members of The Tribe gather around a drum in a small apartment off 23rd Street. The beat is strong, the rhythm consistent, and singing harmonious.
Aging well means keeping body, mind fit
April 6, 2001
By Jim Baker Aging is not a dirty word to Monteen Lucas. She’s spent a lifetime studying how people grow old, and it’s her passion to transform that inevitable process into one of risk-taking and discovery, not stagnation.
Bravery not buried in the past
Black Civil War soldiers honored locally for military service
April 6, 2001
Dressed in a blue Civil War uniform, Jimmy Johnson saluted the grave of his great-grandfather and then placed a wreath against its tombstone at Clinton Cemetery.
Sepic focuses on city’s positives
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Bill Sepic arrived in Lawrence just before American Eagle Outfitters would ann-ounce plans for a new $45 million warehouse and distribution center in Lawrence’s East Hills Business Park.
Naturopaths offer alternatives to Western medicine
Three Lawrence physicians on cutting edge of a trend they hope catches on in Kansas
April 6, 2001
By Jim Baker Three Lawrence physicians are pioneers. As naturopaths, they are on the leading edge of a trend they’re hoping will catch on in Kansas.
Area bank gets new president
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Douglas County Bank’s new president hadn’t planned on returning to Lawrence for work, but it turns out the city’s healthy growth, vibrant culture and solid business community were impossible to turn down.
Groups oppose ‘big-box’ development
April 6, 2001
Three organizations have joined forces to oppose a pair of developments the groups contend should not be allowed under city-county development guidelines.
Origin of Jayhawk mascot dates back to 1912
April 6, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Along Pennsylvania Highway 130, southeast of Pittsburgh and between Monroeville and Greensburg, there is a little town that makes Lawrence, Kan., not quite so precious. That other little town would be Jeannette, Pa., population 11,000, home of that mythical, funny-looking bird: the Jayhawk.
E-government becomes reality
April 6, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Imagine the day when you can renew your vehicle tags on the weekend or in your own home while wearing a bathrobe and slippers. The day may soon come when people won’t have to go to city hall or the county courthouse to handle certain transactions.
Haskell president blazes new trail
Swisher is inaugurated as first woman to lead the American Indian institution
April 6, 2001
By Dave Ranney When she was 19 years old and growing up on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, spread across the central Dakotas, Karen Swisher didn’t know what she wanted to do with the rest of her life.
Businesses crazy for ‘monkey madness’
April 6, 2001
Prairie Graphics, a Law-rence-based screen printer, got caught up in “monkey madness” last month. The company made 300 T-shirts featuring Roy Williams and the now-famous “Stank ‘Em” monkey, the one-time good-luck mascot that helped lift Kansas University’s Jayhawks past Syracuse and into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Congregations using conversation, consensus to plot course for future
April 6, 2001
By Jim Baker Last fall, the Rev. Donald Dunn led a group of his church’s leaders on a walk around the congregation’s 91-acre spiritual campus south of Lawrence near Haskell Avenue and County Road 458.
Living wage proponents unveil ordinance plan
Alliance proposes $9.14 per hour
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Companies that receive economic incentives from the city would have to pay their employees about $9.14 per hour under the first draft of an ordinance unveiled by the Kaw Valley Living Wage Alliance.
Employment agencies suffer temporary slowdown
April 6, 2001
Disney shut down its catalog service center, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. closed its direct-mail plant and Oread Inc. shut down its pharmaceutical operations.
Ted McFarlane honored for 30 years of service
April 6, 2001
Ted McFarlane, the deputy chief of the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Department, retired on Nov. 3, after three decades of public service to the area.
KU fan proud of rare Wilt Chamberlain record
KU band revives ‘By the River’ classic
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Carolyn Kirby had the perfect background music for the Jayhawks’ recent ill-fated trip to the NCAA Tournament: Wilt Chamberlain’s recording of “By the River.” “He sings real low,” she said, imitating the bass voice of Chamberlain, a Kansas University basketball player from 1956 to 1958, generally recognized as one of the game’s greats.
Hilda Enoch keeps careful watch on city
Active citizen advocates ‘continuum of care’
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Hilda Enoch has had her finger in more than a few pies during her nearly 40 years in Lawrence. At various times, she’s been an advocate for the living wage, public transportation, day care for working families, elder care, recycling, the homeless and many more issues.
Chamber of Commerce hands out its top honors
April 6, 2001
The sweet music coming from the Lawrence Holidome tonight is that of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. This year’s theme is “Harmony the sound of success,” and one of the highlights of the event will be a performance by Tonic Sol-fa.
Firms with Lawrence roots bloom elsewhere
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Margot Wells sells her traveling gift sets at Sephora in New York, her shower mist at Nordstrom’s in Seattle and her Energy moisturizer at Fred Segal in Los Angeles. But none of the displays at 2,000 retail outlets across the country can match the stock inside her small shop on Massachusetts Street and she plans to keep it that way.
Jayhawk ‘habitat’ extends beyond Lawrence
April 6, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Along Pennsylvania Highway 130, southeast of Pittsburgh and between Monroeville and Greensburg, there is a little town that makes Lawrence, Kan., not quite so precious. That other little town would be Jeannette, Pa., population 11,000, home of that mythical, funny-looking bird: the Jayhawk.
Retiring detectives still baffled by criminal mind
April 6, 2001
By Kevin Bates Lawrence Police Dets. John Lewis and Mike Viebrock say they’ll probably never really understand why criminals do what they do. “You’re constantly amazed at the decisions people make in regard to themselves and others,” Viebrock said.
Lawrence’s history rich in legend, lore
April 6, 2001
A number of surveys indicate that more than 40 percent of the people currently living in Lawrence have resided here for a period of five years or less. There also is evidence that 15 to 20 percent of the working people here are employed either in the Kansas City or Topeka areas, which in some respects earns for Lawrence the label of “bedroom city.”
Undersheriff reflects on career in and out of the line of fire
April 6, 2001
By Mike Belt He’s been a Marine. He’s been a sheriff’s deputy. Now he’s Douglas County’s undersheriff, the No. 2 man in the sheriff’s department. Growing up in North Lawrence in the 1950s and early 1960s, Bill Shepard thought the best career opportunity a black man had was in the military.
Banking for a change
Growth out west attracts lenders
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Lawrence’s newest bank really isn’t a bank at all. Peoples, which opened a month ago in northwest Lawrence, actually is a financial center a prototype full-service bank with corporate offices, insurance sales, brokerage services, a bookstore, coffee shop, community gallery, three television sets and a Sony PlayStation equipped with NBA, auto racing and Ms. Pac Man games.
KU research evolves on human ancestry
April 6, 2001
A Kansas University scientist studied very old bones and found something wrong with the Eve theory. KU anthropology professor David Frayer was part of a team that analyzed ancient skulls from around the world and found evidence that modern humans did not arise from a single migration from Africa.
District’s dropout rates fall by 60 percent
April 6, 2001
Lawrence High School cut its dropout rate nearly 60 percent last year, and both of the city’s public high schools moved within striking distance of the state average for dropouts. Only 2.6 percent of LHS sophomores, juniors and seniors quit in 1999-2000 far below the 6.3 percent who left that school the previous year.
Kay Kent keeps community’s pulse
Health Department director stresses prevention, public well-being
April 6, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Kay Kent has been interested in the community’s well being for nearly 28 years. In June 1973, she became the state’s first health officer who wasn’t a physician. The state statutes were amended to allow her to became the director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
Hillcrest School moves to the head of the class
Reports highlight school disparities
April 6, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Students at Hillcrest School outperformed their peers in state testing that showed a continuing academic divide among Lawrence’s elementary schools. “We feel very proud of our level of accomplishment,” Hillcrest Principal Bob Arevalo said in January. “But it’s something that we need to challenge ourselves on every year.”
KU dean leaving for Purdue
April 6, 2001
The dean of Kansas University’s largest school is leaving to take a post at her alma mater but she says the reason isn’t related to KU’s continuing budget problems.
Health officials discuss ways to cut tobacco use
April 6, 2001
About one in four adults in Douglas County smokes cigarettes a number that mirrors state and national averages.
Tobacco settlement money headed for Douglas County
April 6, 2001
Children’s programs in Douglas County earlier this year reaped the benefits of the state’s $1.6 billion settlement with the nation’s tobacco companies.
Water use statistics show city is getting bigger, and hotter
April 6, 2001
Looking at the numbers, one can determine two things about Lawrence in 2000: The city got a little bigger and a lot hotter.
Volunteers face the fires in townships
April 6, 2001
By Joy Ludwig In 1983, Lecompton Township resident Jeff Goodrich watched as his friends pulled a fire truck to the scene of a nearby fire. They hadn’t been able to get the truck started.
2000 a year of weather extremes
April 6, 2001
Triple-digit heat and single-digit cold. Tornadoes and snow. A dry summer. 2000 was a year of extremes for weather in the Douglas County area.
Eudora’s population lower than city estimated on sign
April 6, 2001
Signs welcoming motorists to Eudora claim the city’s population is 6,300 and growing. According to the latest reports from the 2000 census, Eudora is growing, but its population in nowhere near 6,300.
Cold winter ensures annual return of eagles
April 6, 2001
A colder winter this year shrunk the habitat but not the population of returning bald eagles, hundreds of which came back to Kansas when the north winds blew.
Expert weighs in on homeless center
National coalition director says Salvation Army should ‘stand tall’ for year-round shelter
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis An appearance in Lawrence last month by a national expert on homelessness turned into another round of debate about the future of a proposed homeless shelter here.
Student suspended for threat
Punishment doled out for SWJHS incident; probes continue at CJHSFSHS
April 6, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district suspended a seventh-grader for the remainder of the school year for leaving a threatening note at Southwest Junior High School, officials said Thursday. Mickhail Davis, 13, confessed to having written the note March 26 on a rest-room wall. In the note, she vowed to use a handgun against unidentified people. _______________________________________________________________________ .
County population falls just short of 100,000
April 6, 2001
By Tim Carpenter and Joel Mathis U.S. Census staff scoured every nook and cranny of Douglas County for inhabitants.
Census confirms decline
Small towns in the Midwest face tough choices
April 6, 2001
The class of 2001 in the tiny town of Morland, is small enough to fit at a card table. When the four seniors graduate this spring, it will mark a beginning for them and an end for their high school.
KU analysis: Rural areas losing out
April 6, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas’ rural areas are getting emptier, its residents older and the fastest-growing segment of the state’s population is its least educated.
Park department has far-reaching role
Fred DeVictor and employees take care of parks, green spaces and dogs
April 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis It’s hard to travel far in Lawrence without bumping into the presence of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Church bell gives neighbors early alarm
April 6, 2001
By Joy Ludwig For many people, the ringing of the historical bell in the new tower at Corpus Christi Catholic Church is a pleasant sound. But neighbors like Rich Davis, whose three children are wakened by the bell daily at 6 a.m., wonder if it’s a tradition that could be adjusted.
Dairy co-op to appeal
April 6, 2001
Backers of a proposed large-scale cooperative dairy plan to appeal the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s rejection of their application.
Lawrence Paper a cut above
Company succeeds by changing with the times
April 6, 2001
By Kevin Bates A company doesn’t remain in business for 119 years without changing with the times.
Oread files for bankruptcy protection, cuts 225 jobs
April 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Six separate bankruptcy filings were made Feb. 13 for Lawrence-based Oread Inc. and its affiliated operations, each claiming debts from $50 million to $100 million.
Animal health firm’s subsidiary to locate facility in DeSoto
April 6, 2001
A subsidiary of Intervet, the world’s third-largest animal health company, will build a regional headquarters in DeSoto for administration, manufacturing, research and development.
Barr hired to coach Jayhawk linebackers
April 6, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University football coach Terry Allen feels he has hired the best possible replacement for former linebackers coach Mark Farley, bar none. Former Arizona State inside linebackers coach Johnny Barr was signed, sealed and delivered to the Jayhawks by Allen on Thursday.
Pritchard seeking coaching perfection
April 6, 2001
By Gary Bedore Coaching, Kevin Pritchard says, is not as easy as it looks. “Oh I’ve made a lot of mistakes,” says Pritchard, a 33-year-old former Kansas University, NBA and European League point guard who is wrapping up his first season in coaching with the ABA2000’s Kansas City Knights.
Swimming endangered in Big 12
April 6, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Men’s swimming teams in the Big 12 Conference have been disappearing faster these days than Texas Tech men’s basketball players. Kansas was the first to pull the plug.
Yankees, Mussina mystify Royals: New York 1, Kansas City 0
April 6, 2001
Mike Mussina fit right in to the New York Yankees’ star-studded pitching staff. Mussina followed strong starts by Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte by pitching 72/3 scoreless innings in a sparkling debut for New York in a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.
Lawrence resident takes aim at age-old myths about aging
April 6, 2001
By Jim Baker Aging is not a dirty word to Monteen Lucas. She’s spent a lifetime studying how people grow old, and it’s her passion to transform that inevitable process into one of risk-taking and discovery, not stagnation.
Freedom to read at issue again
Groups continue efforts to ban ‘The Catcher in the Rye,’ ‘Of Mice and Men’ and others
April 6, 2001
J.D. Salinger’s coming-of-age novel, “The Catcher in the Rye,” portrays one young man’s experiences with life, love and sex. The edgy story has captured the imagination of teen-agers for nearly half a century.
PROGRESS- CHURCH GROWTH CUTLINE
April 6, 2001
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo REV. SHERRY SCHULTZ looks over the fenced area behind the old Lawrence public schools service center at 3705 Clinton Parkway. Her church will be moving into the former service center because of Unity Church of Lawrence, 416 Lincoln St., growth of its membership.
PROGRESS- PEOPLES CUTLINE
April 6, 2001
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo PEOPLES, 4831 W. SIXTH ST., is a financial center — a prototype full-service bank with corporate offices, insurance sales, brokerage services, a bookstore, coffee shop, community gallery, three television sets and a Sony PlayStation equipped with games. Angela Cheslic, a receptionist and greeter at Peoples, is ready to offer fresh-based cookies and coffee to customers.
PROGRESS- CHAMBER DINNER BRIEF
April 6, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The sweet music coming from the Lawrence Holidome tonight is that of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. This year’s theme is “Harmony — the sound of success,” and one of the highlights of the night will be a performance by Tonic Sol-fa, an a cappella group.
PROGRESS- SECTIONINDEX
April 6, 2001
LAW ENFORCEMENT Construction for the community
PROGRESS- PLYMOUTH CHURCH CUTLINE
April 6, 2001
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo AT THE FOREFRONT of a growing trend with Lawrence churches, Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., nears completion of a massive addition and renovation project that began nearly two years ago. Many city churches are planning for the future by addressing growth and modernization needs now.
PROGRESS- SECTIONINDEX
April 6, 2001
PICTURES Images of our town
PROGRESS- CHAMBER WATSON PUBLIC SERVICE BREAKOUT
April 6, 2001
Buford Watson, who served as city manager from 1970 to 1989, was a leader who left the fingerprints of his work all over town. In 1990, the chamber established the Buford M. Watson Jr. Public Service Award to recognize an individual whose work in the public sector serves as a role model for others. l See related story on page 24A.
KU BRIEFSS
April 6, 2001
Behrens 5th, Higgins 8th in 10,000 for Kansas
LHS SOFTBALL WINS 2
April 6, 2001
Ashley Burnett threw a no-hitter in the opener, then won the nightcap in relief as Lawrence High swept a softball doubleheader with Shawnee Mission East, 3-0 and 8-3, on Thursday at the Johnson County Girls Athletic Assn. fields. Burnett (3-1) struck out 12 in the first game and walked none, then relieved in the fourth inning of the Lions’ comeback victory in Game Two.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY BUILDING REHABILITATIONWINS AWARD
April 6, 2001
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KU GROUP TAKES ON WELLS OVERLOOK
April 6, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com A group of Kansas University students has adopted an often-neglected Douglas County park south of Lawrence.
HASKELL TO HOST SCIENCE, ENGINEERING CONFERENCE
April 6, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com More than 75 American Indian science and engineering students from colleges throughout the Midwest will be in Lawrence this weekend for a regional conference of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
FS-OLATHE EAST BOX SCORES
April 6, 2001
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD MEETS
April 6, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com The Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Board met Thursday with promises of new cooperation between business and “smart-growth” advocates.
FSHS SOFTBALL
April 6, 2001
Olathe North won a squeaker in the opener and a blowout in the nightcap, but Free State coach Pam Pine couldn’t find much fault with her softball team on Thursday. “They’re an experienced ball club,” Pine said after the Firebirds fell, 3-1 and 12-2, at FSHS. “I was proud of our girls. They gave their best effort all afternoon.”
4-6 DO YOU THINK VIDEO GAMES LEAD TO YOUTH VIOLENCE?
April 6, 2001
Do you think video games lead to youth violence?
INDECENT SOLICITATION
April 6, 2001
Solicitation charge filed against Lawrence resident
LHS TENNIS
April 6, 2001
J-W Staff Report Topeka — Lawrence High’s boys tennis team bounced back from a shellacking at the hands of Kansas City (Mo.) Pembroke Hill High on Tuesday to go 2-1 at a triple-dual on Thursday at Topeka Seaman.
LHS SOCCER
April 6, 2001
J-W Staff Report Leavenworth — Kara Roelofs gave Lawrence High’s soccer team a one-goal lead early, and goalkeeper Tayler Guntert made it hold up in a 1-0 victory over Leavenworth on Thursday.
FRANK BROWN OBITUARY
April 6, 2001
Frank Brown Services for Frank Brown, 83, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Brookfield, Mo. Burial will be in Park Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Brookfield, Mo.
SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES TO STAY PLANTED IN LAWRENCE
April 6, 2001
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CLOSE
April 6, 2001
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.11; milo, $1.73; corn, $1.80. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.11; milo, NA; corn, $1.80. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.69; soybeans, $4.11; milo, $1.73; corn, $1.80.
AMERICAN EAGLE EFFECT LINGERS
April 6, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Last summer’s controversy over a proposed tax abatement to American Eagle Outfitters continues to shadow the city’s economic development efforts, scaring some companies away, an official said Thursday.
AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION TAKES OFF
April 6, 2001
astuever@ljworld.com The Lawrence Municipal Airport is hoping some long-awaited funding from the Federal Aviation Administration will help them land some new business.
VAN GO GETS GO-AHEAD FOR MURAL ––— LAWRENCE ARTS COMMISSION GIVES APPROVAL TO RESUME WORK
April 6, 2001
Artists will resume work today on a 113-foot mural, having secured approval for the project from the city’s arts commission in a special meeting Thursday. Van Go Mobile Arts artists began its 10-week project in February. After much planning, when it was time to paint the wall, it discovered permission to complete it was required from the Lawrence City Commission.
FAY SHRYER OBITUARY
April 6, 2001
Fay Shryer No services are planned for Fay Shryer, 60, Tonganoxie. Cremation and private inurnment are planned.
VERNON PISTORA OBITUARY
April 6, 2001
Vernon Pistora No services are planned for Vernon G. Pistora, 75, Lawrence. Cremation is planned.
PROGRESS- DEVELOPERS LINE UP OUT WEST
April 6, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Phil DiVilbiss is waiting for it.
4-6 HASKELL TO COSPONSOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 6, 2001
Haskell to present Native music festival
MURAL HONORS JRP DONORS
April 6, 2001
Tile mural honors hall donors
Nation briefs
April 6, 2001
University agrees to pay environmental fines Junior high student brings stun gun to school
Nation briefs
April 6, 2001
Search call off for missing anglers Convicts given access to DNA testing
Nation briefs
April 6, 2001
No Powerball jackpot winner System failure identified as Osprey crash cause