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CORRECTION
April 7, 2001
A feature story about the Christian rock band Soulsoak that ran in Friday’s Journal-World contained an error. The band’s new CD was released under production with Ardent Records.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, GROUP OF WOMEN ON AND BEHIND COUCH
April 7, 2001
THIS GROUP OF AREA WOMEN gathered in late July to meet a friend who was visiting from Norway. The photo was submitted by Janet Martin, Lawrence. 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.
MILITARY
April 7, 2001
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Schneweis, Lawrence, has been selected to serve in a submarine force. Schneweis, 36, is an administrative assistant on board the attack submarine USS Chicago, homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
BOY STRUCK BY CAR
April 7, 2001
Lawrence teen struck by car
4-7 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO DEDICATE HOUSE
April 7, 2001
Couple pledge gift for nursing research
KGS SITE FEATURES HUTCHINSON
April 7, 2001
KGS shares information about Hutchinson explosion
ANNIVERSARIES
April 7, 2001
Brunton Elliott and Anne Brunton, Perry, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the Grantville Community Center.
FUTURE
April 7, 2001
The United States Census listed the total American population at 270 million people in the year 2000, and is has projected a U.S. population of 570 million by the year 2100. *
Lawrence teen struck by car
April 7, 2001
A 13-year-old Lawrence boy late Friday night was in serious but stable condition at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital where he was taken after being hit by a car, Lawrence Police said. Police didn’t release the boy’s name, and the accident was still under investigation, Lawrence Police Lt. Steve Zarnowiec said.
Chamber toasts city’s success
April 7, 2001
By Mike Belt The stock market might be in disarray, but businessmen and women in Lawrence remain upbeat about the area economy. Optimism dominated the small talk Friday evening at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. About 600 people were expected to attend the event, at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive, said Bill Sepic, chamber president and chief executive officer.
Israel fires on Gaza police station
April 7, 2001
Israeli tanks and naval patrol boats fired heavy machine guns Friday night at a Palestinian police station on the Gaza seafront, critically wounding a policeman, Palestinian police said.
Little progress made on reading scores
April 7, 2001
New government figures show that more than two-thirds of fourth-graders tested in a national survey can’t read proficiently, continuing an eight-year trend that shows no substantial sign of improvement.
People
April 7, 2001
Get involved, Dukakis urges Updike: Education has its limits Queen of Soul lives peasant life Theron hits the beach
Senate shaves tax-cut plan
April 7, 2001
In a stinging setback for the young Bush administration, the Senate approved a budget Friday that sharply reduces the president’s $1.6 trillion, 10-year tax cut. The vote was 65-35 in favor of a blueprint that leaves room for a tax cut of roughly $1.2 trillion.
NHL Roundup: Devils bounce Bruins from playoffs
New Jersey’s two goals eight seconds apart sparks 5-2 victory over Boston
April 7, 2001
Faced with a must-win situation, the Boston Bruins ran into the wrong team. John Madden and Patrik Elias scored goals a team-record eight seconds apart and the New Jersey Devils ended the Bruins’ playoffs hopes with a 5-2 victory Friday night.
Tate qualifies for NCAAs
April 7, 2001
Kansas University’s Andy Tate provisonally qualified for the NCAA championships Friday, completing the Texas Relays 3,000 meter steeplechase in 8:53.16.
Crack connection overblown
April 7, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Crack babies those children born to crack-using mothers are a national concern, but now comes a study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. that claims the crack-baby stereotype is overblown.
Courts are weak route to policy
April 7, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate There is one absolutely foolproof test for determining when any American political movement is running short of energy and self-confidence that its ideas still command majority support among the voters.
Weddings
April 7, 2001
Media differed on recount of Florida presidential vote
April 7, 2001
Uncharted journalistic territory: Scrutinize Florida’s disputed and discarded ballots the lingering unknown from America’s most contentious presidential election.
Postal worker wants to take guess work out of delivery
April 7, 2001
Horatio Hornblower’ soars
April 7, 2001
He’s brave, handsome, wise and neat as a pin. Why, then, is everybody so mean to Horatio Hornblower? “Horatio Hornblower: The Mutiny” (7 p.m. Sunday, A&E, concludes April 15) returns to the small screen with a larger-than-life tale of tall ships, cannons, big ships and even bigger egos.
Anger over flights grew in past year
April 7, 2001
Tension over U.S. reconnaissance flights along China’s borders had been building for almost a year before this week’s midair collision, U.S. and Chinese officials said Friday.
SOCIETY CALENDAR
April 7, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold.
BIRTHS
April 7, 2001
* Jerry and Teresa Chapin, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday. * Waldemar and Jessica Jensen, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
LEADERSHIP CHAMBER CHAIR SEEKS CONSENSUS
April 7, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.lawrencechamber.com
World briefs
April 7, 2001
American businessman escapes kidnappers Communist rebels release last hostage Jimmy Carter endorses election conditions Police say serial killer stalks prostitutes
KSU student jumps from 8th-floor dorm
April 7, 2001
Kansas State University student survived an eight-story fall after jumping from a dormitory in an apparent suicide attempt Friday night, a university spokeswoman said.
Friends and neighbors
April 7, 2001
Strong energy policy will be vital to America’s future
April 7, 2001
United States Census listed the total American population at 281 million people in the year 2000, and it has projected a U.S. population of 570 million by the year 2100. This nation and its citizens face many serious challenges, and in most instances, there are no easy answers or solutions.
Manufacturers agree to reduce AIDS drug prices
April 7, 2001
Meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the chief executives of six major drug companies agreed Thursday to speed up the reduction of prices to help control the AIDS epidemic in poor countries.
Photo of crew brings relief to families
April 7, 2001
A blurry photo, the only public peek of the Navy air crew held in China, shows the Americans looking straight ahead as if listening to a lecture, their faces blank and offering little hint of their ordeal.
Free-press struggle reignites
Russia watches as independent NTV battles its takeover
April 7, 2001
Outside Moscow, the battle over Russia’s only nationwide independent television station looks to many like a power struggle between factions of the nation’s far-off elite not a fight for press freedom.
Engagements
April 7, 2001
4-7 WELL BEING BRIEFS
April 7, 2001
Study: Despite ‘senior moments,’ memory improving MORE www.geron.org/journals/social.html
SATURDAY DATEBOOK
April 7, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Cohousing site tour, Delaware Street Commons, 1208 Del., 842-4913. Business meeting, 11 a.m.-noon.
SCOUTING NEWS
April 7, 2001
First one is a holdover Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered to the First United Methodist Church of Lawrence, held its semi-annual Court of Honor on March 27.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR SATURDAY
April 7, 2001
Vending machines selling drinks by phone
CLOSE
April 7, 2001
Dow Industrials —126.96, 9,791.09
National briefs
April 7, 2001
Indecent programming policy clarified by FCC Senate restores warming funds Bush nominates two for ambassadorships Administration amends union contract stance
CLUB NEWS
April 7, 2001
First three are holdovers The Lawrence Duplicate Bridge Club’s game on March 26 was attended by eight and one-half tables. Jerry Sloan directed the stratified game.
House looks to communities to increase local-option budgets for school funds
Lower chamber approves legislation
April 7, 2001
A bill giving school districts more leeway to raise property taxes to supplement state aid won narrow House approval Friday. By a 65-59 vote, the House sent the Senate a bill allowing school boards to raise their local option budgets above the cap now set at 25 percent of a district’s total state aid.
Health briefs
April 7, 2001
Representative to have surgery for cancer World vaccination drive launched for children Blood shortage causes delay in surgeries
Fay Shryer
April 7, 2001
Future’s bright’ for Lied chief
Californian named director of Lawrence performing arts center
April 7, 2001
By Jan Biles A man who was at the grand opening of the Lied Center in September 1993 is taking the reins as its executive director. Tim Van Leer, executive director of El Camino College Center for the Arts in Torrance, Calif., will begin his Lied Center duties July 1. “The Lied Center has a local, state and national prominence that’s matched by few in the country,” Van Leer said Friday during a telephone interview.
Slavs says extradition can wait
April 7, 2001
Yugoslavia needs to prosecute Slobodan Milosevic at home to come to terms with his legacy of lawlessness, the foreign minister said Friday, so the government is in no hurry to send the former president to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.
Turkey’s tradesmen demand government resignations
April 7, 2001
Police using truncheons and water cannons clashed Friday with small businessmen protesting the government’s handling of a financial crisis that has seen the currency collapse and prices and interest rates rise.
Tennessee banking on new track
Nashville Superspeedway hopes for return of NASCAR
April 7, 2001
The old Nashville Speedway USA was one of the South’s great short tracks for more than 25 years, featuring the likes of Fireball Roberts, Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip in their primes.
U.S., China may turn to panel to resolve dispute
Bush cites progress in negotiations to win crew’s release
April 7, 2001
President Bush and Chinese President Jiang Zemin were reviewing drafts of a letter Friday that would have a joint commission resolve a dispute over a U.S. spy plane and its 24-member crew, as the two sides moved toward a diplomatic resolution.
KCC staff wants Western rates cut
Recommendation calls for $91 million rollback
April 7, 2001
By Scott Rothschild State regulatory experts and consumer groups Friday rejected Western Resources’ proposal for a $151 million rate increase, saying instead customers of the state’s largest utility should see their bills reduced. The staff of the Kansas Corporation Commission said Western’s electric rates should be decreased by $92 million, while a state consumer agency said rates should fall about $53 million.
Masters weekend golf lover’s dream
Triplett realistic: You can never get too much of Tiger in hunt at major tournament
April 7, 2001
Imagine endless futility. Imagine 15 years of it in a row. Imagine playing in tournament after tournament and never, ever winning. Not once. Imagine being 0-for-265. Slump of slumps.
SOUNDOFF ON SCHOOL ZONES
April 7, 2001
I’m driving on Kentucky, when I get to St. John’s church, and about 50 feet before the school, it says “end of school zone.” Shouldn’t this be the start of the school zone? David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer, said: “The purpose of a reduced speed school zone is to slow traffic at the point where students cross the street and are not protected by a stop sign, traffic signal or adult guard. The reduced speed zone on Kentucky Street is provided for the school crosswalk at 13th Street. Once traffic passes the crosswalk, there should not be students crossing midblock and the reduced speed zone is no longer necessary.”
S RHODES TO PLAY IN ALL-STAR GAME
April 7, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Forgive Free State High senior Katie Rhodes today if her uniform doesn’t match or her shirt is inside-out.
BILL MAYER FOR SATURDAY
April 7, 2001
Not many people will talk about it, political correctness being the plague it is. But privately, college athletics experts, pro and con, admit that Title IX interpretations have much to do with current problems of program maintenance and elimination. When “equal” assistance is demanded for women’s sports to balance the scales, guess which gender is likely to close locker-rooms. Football with its 85 allowable scholarships, of course, is the flash point. More on that later.
URQUHART ON UPSWING FOR KANSAS
April 7, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Megan Urquhart. Plays third base for Kansas University’s softball team. Check. Hit .230 as a freshman and .237 as a sophomore. Check. Made 14 errors last season and 13 errors as a freshman, both team highs. Check.
AROUND AND ABOUT
April 7, 2001
Timothy Hofer, Lawrence, received all As for the winter term at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. Hofer is a Lawrence High School graduate and the son of Rod and Roberta Hofer.
Area briefs
April 7, 2001
Junction City resident faces cocaine charges Judge: Charges stand in restaurant robbery County board certifies results from election Pedestrian hit in K-10 accident Emu Awareness Week proclaimed by governor
Study: All humans share common origin
April 7, 2001
In 1758, botanist Carolus Linnaeus, famous for his system of classifying plants and animals, declared that the human species was made of four sub-categories, which he called red, yellow, black and white.
RLDS gets new name: Community of Christ
April 7, 2001
Friday marked the dawn of a new name and, church officials hope, a new era for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The church, headquartered in Independence, Mo., now calls itself Community of Christ, the latest effort to publicly distinguish itself from the Mormon Church, which is commonly referred to as Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Briefcase
April 7, 2001
Americans spend, borrow despite gloomy economy Jobless rate rises to 4.3 percent Vending machines selling drinks by phone RadioShack expects profits to miss Wall St. estimates
Rhodes set for rare tripleheader
Hy-Vee All-Star Classic to cap busy day for Firebird senior
April 7, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Forgive Free State High senior Katie Rhodes today if her uniform doesn’t match or her shirt is inside-out. Rhodes, you see, will try to pull the rare tripleheader, playing on three different teams in three different cities in eight hours.
A journey with heart
Lawrence cyclists train for 500-mile AIDSRide
April 7, 2001
By Kim Hall A group of Lawrence residents is gearing up for a bicycle trek across the nation’s heartland to raise money for individuals living with AIDS. Team Sunflower is diligently training for the Heartland AIDSRide, which covers 500 miles in just six days.
4-7 HAVE YOU FINISHED YOUR TAXES YET?
April 7, 2001
Have you finished your taxes yet?
CHAMBER MOOD OPTIMISTIC
April 7, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com The stock market might be in disarray, but businessmen and women in Lawrence remain upbeat about the area economy.
4-7 REC CALENDAR
April 7, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today — Muffin ride departs at 8 a.m. from Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
Horoscopes
April 7, 2001
California utility files for bankruptcy
April 7, 2001
Pushed over the edge by the state’s disastrous attempt at deregulation, California’s biggest utility filed for bankruptcy protection Friday in a move that will not turn out the lights but could mean political and financial turmoil for years to come.
DiMarco clinging to lead
Woods, Mickelson trail by two strokes
April 7, 2001
Tiger Woods’ score midway through the Masters is exactly the same as it was four years ago when he romped through Augusta National and into golf history. Yet despite a 6-under 66 on Friday that thrust him into position for an unprecedented fourth straight major, Woods was quick to point out a few discrepancies.
Scouting news
April 7, 2001
Dorie Sanders
April 7, 2001
ENGAGEMENTS
April 7, 2001
McCollim-Mihalchik Emily McCollim and Todd Mihalchik, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
World briefs
April 7, 2001
Army arrests general on drug charges Term ‘Kurds’ banned from media use Special committee on energy created
Club news
April 7, 2001
Around and about
April 7, 2001
State to take possession of Emporia editor’s home
April 7, 2001
A bill to allow the state to take possession of the Emporia home of legendary editor William Allen White went to Gov. Bill Graves. The Senate voted 40-0 Thursday to accept an amendment to the bill added in the House, which took the bill up after senators approved it.
State revenues pinched by utility bills
April 7, 2001
Although many carts were full at the Wal-Mart Super Center, shopper Riad Radwan said he had been spending a bit less as his natural gas bills rose and the economy slowed in recent months.
Senate approves Oz extension
April 7, 2001
The Oz bill is off to see the governor. The Senate voted 31-8 Friday to approve the bill giving developers of the proposed Wonderful World of Oz theme park an additional year to break ground in Johnson County on the $861 million project.
Two injured in explosion at Greenleaf grain elevator
No cause determined for Washington County blast
April 7, 2001
Two men were injured Friday in an explosion at a grain elevator. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department said an explosion in the concrete pit at the Greenleaf Co-op Elevator sent a fireball through a hallway and into a feed room. A wall of the feed room was blown out.
School board under fire for conference tab
April 7, 2001
Haysville’s entire school board ran up a $17,249 bill to attend a conference in San Diego. The Wichita-area district is already trying to answer questions about its soon-to-be former Supt. H. Lynn Stevens, who ran up monthly charges as high as $16,000 on a district credit card.
Roma June Rogers
April 7, 2001
Vernon Pistora
April 7, 2001
On the record
April 7, 2001
Eudora tavern investigated for alleged gambling activities
April 7, 2001
By Kevin Bates Sheriff Rick Trapp said after a three-month investigation his department has broken up “illegal gambling activities” at a tavern just east of Eudora. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies searched The Gilded Cage tavern, located just east of Eudora on Kansas Highway 10. They arrived just before midnight Thursday and were at the establishment until about 1:30 a.m., Trapp said.
Homeless sleepout attracts dozens
Event meant to boost awareness of residents who lack shelter
April 7, 2001
By Mike Belt Braving the threat of spring storms, about 60 people gathered Friday night at Burcham Park many of them homeless to take part in the third annual Homeless Sleepout. Among them were T.R., 27, and his companion, Jen, 24, camping out of their 1979 Ford van. Neither wanted to give a last name.
Meteorite analysis disappoints scientists after yearlong study
April 7, 2001
To scientists’ disappointment, a meteorite that fell on a frozen Canadian lake has been found to contain none of the organic ingredients thought necessary to have initiated life on Earth.
NASA heads for Mars
April 7, 2001
NASA will try to snap its losing streak and send another spacecraft to Mars today after two humiliating failures. “We’re hoping there’s no pattern,” said Arizona State University geologist Phil Christensen, crossing his fingers.
Sick nuclear workers program protected
April 7, 2001
The Bush administration has decided against giving the Justice Department control of a benefit program for sick nuclear workers, a senator who represents some of the ailing workers said Friday.
Large dinosaurs exhibited
April 7, 2001
They are the two biggest and baddest dinosaurs known to man, and Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History has brought them together in an exhibit that already has paleontological tongues wagging.
Chechen rebels kill 11 Russian soldiers
April 7, 2001
Rebels in Chechnya ambushed a federal convoy in a day of attacks that killed 11 Russian soldiers, officials said Friday, highlighting the military’s weak hold on the breakaway republic.
Macedonia arrests 35 ethnic Albanians
April 7, 2001
Macedonian authorities rounded up 35 ethnic Albanians on Friday in a mop-up operation against insurgents who battled government troops last month, police said.
Croats attack NATO after bank is seized
April 7, 2001
Bosnian Croats stoned NATO peacekeepers, overturned vehicles and attacked employees of international organizations Friday after police and troops seized a major bank used by Bosnian Croat hard-liners bent on setting up their own ministate.
Trade bloc revived ahead of summit
April 7, 2001
The presidents of Venezuela, Colombia and Mexico meet this weekend to revive their moribund trade bloc called the Group of Three the latest Latin American effort to create strategic alliances to counter Washington’s push for a broader hemispheric free trade zone.
Security complicates Passover holiday
April 7, 2001
In the traditional family meal that marks the beginning of the Passover holiday, the youngest child asks: “What makes this night different from all other nights?” This year, there are two extra answers bomb scares and the calendar.
Immigrants surrender when caught in snowstorm
April 7, 2001
More than 400 undocumented immigrants were forced to turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents after being caught in a sudden, winterlike storm while crossing the Arizona desert, U.S. officials said Friday.
TWA deal cleared
April 7, 2001
A federal judge cleared the way Friday for American Airlines to acquire TWA, although an appeals court could still temporarily block the deal. U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson denied a request by creditors to delay Monday’s planned sale of TWA to Dallas-based AMR Corp.
Computer laws may not affect e-mail spam
April 7, 2001
For computer users wearied by an endless stream of electronic messages promising a shower of money, enhanced sex life and other unlikely gratifications, Congress wants to turn off the spigot.
Liberty Bell is hammered
April 7, 2001
A disheveled man yelling “God lives on!” banged on the Liberty Bell with a hammer at least four times Friday, denting and chipping the lip of the 249-year-old symbol of freedom.
Plan established for McVeigh execution
April 7, 2001
The Bureau of Prisons has established a meticulous security plan ahead of the execution of Timothy McVeigh, including the possibilities of hostage taking, prisoner uprisings and attacks on the prison, as well as expected demonstrations.
Three embassies closed in South America
April 7, 2001
Three U.S. embassies and one consulate office in South America closed Friday because of security concerns, U.S. and local officials said.
Millionaire’ drought finally ends
April 7, 2001
The drought of winners on ABC’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” will end with a flourish next week and the network hasn’t been shy about telling people.
Japan’s samurais fight for TV viewership
April 7, 2001
The setting is somewhere in feudal Japan, sometime in the 18th century, and bad guys are lording it over the good townspeople.
Gasoline-price rise forecast
Energy Department warns that inventory will be below last summer’s levels
April 7, 2001
Drivers could face a new round of surging prices at the gas pump this summer, the government says, citing tight supplies through the year’s heaviest driving season. Last year price spikes reached $2 a gallon. The Energy Department’s forecast also anticipates continued high natural gas prices that are likely to fuel steeper electricity costs across much of the country. Many power plants run on natural gas.
Virginia 500: Gordon earns second pole of season
April 7, 2001
Jeff Gordon won the pole position for Sunday’s Virginia 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race, his 35th career top starting spot. Gordon bumped fellow short-track specialist Rusty Wallace out of the top spot with a run at 94.087 mph around the .526-mile oval, then watched as track qualifying record-holder Tony Stewart and 11 others gave chase.
Oates’ 201-game streak snapped
April 7, 2001
Washington’s Adam Oates ended a streak of 201 straight games played when he was given a day off for the Capitals game against the Sabres on Friday night.
NBA Roundup: Celtics-Lakers rivalry lives
O’Neal scores 39 in 100-96 victory over Boston
April 7, 2001
There’s still a little passion left in the Celtics-Lakers rivalry, and Shaquille O’Neal knows it as well as anyone.
MLS Notes
April 7, 2001
MLS talent on rise; will fans follow?
League’s attempt to upgrade players to ‘grow’ fan base positive so far
April 7, 2001
A rising American teen-age star decided to come home. A veteran Bulgarian superstar decided to stay in Chicago. A Los Angeles team won the right to compete against the best clubs in the world.
Alliance wants halt to building on 31st St.
April 7, 2001
By Joel Mathis When city commission candidates filed for office earlier this year, most called growth the most pressing issue confronting Lawrence. Tuesday night, it will be one of the first topics the new commission faces. The South Louisiana Street Neighborhoods Coalition an alliance of four neighborhood associations will ask the city to halt development along 31st Street until a comprehensive study of the potential effects is done.
Woods making move
Tiger in position for historic win
April 7, 2001
The buzz began on the front nine and swept through the Georgia pines down into Amen Corner. The message to fans lining the fairways of Augusta National was muted, yet unmistakable.
Nicklaus just misses making cut
Six-time champion sent home early for only fourth time
April 7, 2001
A 25-foot chip dropped into the cup on No. 18, and Jack Nicklaus thrust his hands in the air triumphantly, just like he has on that green so many times before.
McGwire misses second straight start
April 7, 2001
Mark McGwire was out of the St. Louis lineup for the second game in a row Friday night after spending the day with the therapists who had been part of his rehabilitation following surgery on his right knee.
Griese, Broncos near deal
Denver QB close to signing $42 million contract
April 7, 2001
Quarterback Brian Griese and the Denver Broncos are close to signing a seven-year, $42 million contract. The Denver Post reported Friday that sources close to Griese said the deal could be completed in the next week.
Cities woo Boeing
Chicago, Dallas, Denver offer gifts, power
April 7, 2001
Chicago touts its cosmopolitan lifestyle and Lake Michigan. Dallas boasts of no state corporate or income tax and lots of political clout. Denver points out its breathtaking mountain vistas and highly educated work force.
Daily ticker
April 7, 2001
Battier wins Wooden Award
April 7, 2001
Shane Battier, who led Duke to the NCAA championship, capped an outstanding college career Friday, winning the 25th John R. Wooden Award as the male player of the year.
KC spectator injured in fall
April 7, 2001
A spectator at the Kansas City Royals’ home opener on Friday was injured when he fell 12 feet from the left field bleachers to the warning track. Nathan Michalski, 22, above, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., was taken to a hospital with a compression fracture of the spine, a broken foot and abdominal pain, the Royals said.
Highschool Soccer: Seaman blanks Lawrence, 1-0
April 7, 2001
By Levi Chronister Playing its third game in four days, the Lawrence High soccer team was sluggish in a 1-0 loss to Topeka Seaman on Friday at Youth Soccer Inc. fields. “They’re very tired, maybe more mentally tired than physically tired,” LHS coach Keith Nelson said, “but being physically tired definitely had a lot to do with it.”
Urquhart producing on offense, defense
Junior third baseman emerges as top hitter for Jayhawks
April 7, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Megan Urquhart. Plays third base for Kansas University’s softball team. Check. Hit .230 as a freshman and .237 as a sophomore. Check. Made 14 errors last season and 13 errors as a freshman, both team highs. check.
Royals struggle in home opener
April 7, 2001
By Gary Bedore The 2001 Royals have already proved they can lose to the best and worst pitchers in baseball. Minnesota’s Joe (no relation to Willie) Mays, who lost 15 games a year ago, looked a lot like the Yankees’ Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte and Mike Mussina in Friday’s 6-2 victory over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas abortions
April 7, 2001
Investors punish firms
Stocks plunge on earnings warnings
April 7, 2001
Wall Street’s huge comeback ended abruptly Friday when a new set of earnings warnings, a weak economic report and a major utility’s bankruptcy filing shattered investors’ optimism.
Salaries become less democratic
April 7, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Like most of us, Sprint CEO William Esrey was hit hard by the economic downturn: His company’s stock fell 70 percent last year. Unlike the rest of us, though, he himself benefited handsomely: He got $53 million in cash and stock for the year.
The plane truth
April 7, 2001
J-W Editorials Critics of the actions of a U.S. spy plane that had to land in China have no concept of the alternative they suggest. Not long after that U.S. Navy surveillance plane was damaged and had to land on Chinese soil, we heard critics declaring the plane’s crew should have ditched in the ocean rather than allow the spy equipment to fall into Chinese hands.
4-H News
April 7, 2001
Baylor lifts suspensions
April 7, 2001
Baylor lifted the suspensions Friday of two baseball players charged with shooting, skinning and beheading a stray cat. Pitcher Derek Brehm and reserve outfielder Clint Bowers were suspended from the team March 22. They were charged March 9 with animal cruelty after the head of a skinned cat was discovered in Bowers’ vehicle.
Just Visiting’ promises laughs, special effects
April 7, 2001
“Just Visiting,” the story of a 12th-century French count and his servant who suddenly land in modern-day Chicago, is a delightful treat. At times, it’s even exhilarating.
Congressmen pushing for a men’s health office
April 7, 2001
Lawmakers are pushing for the creation of a federal Office of Men’s Health to promote research and education about diseases that affect U.S. men.
LMH offers free tests at annual health fair
April 7, 2001
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is sponsoring its 20th annual Health Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the hospital, 325 Maine.
Despite ‘senior moments,’ study says memory better
April 7, 2001
Aging baby boomers often complain of having forgetful “senior moments,” but new evidence suggests the memories of older Americans improved during the last decade.
KU not alone in budget cuts
April 7, 2001
By Bill Mayer Not many people will talk about it, political correctness being the plague it is. But privately, college athletics experts, pro and con, admit that Title IX interpretations have much to do with current problems of program maintenance and elimination.
Baby boomers find exercise a worthy investment
April 7, 2001
Donna Burke’s 40th birthday brought her many new highs. Unfortunately, one was on her bathroom scale. After years of calorie-laden business lunches, Burke had put on unwanted pounds like many other baby boomers.
Drug rehab ends Kemp’s difficult season
April 7, 2001
There were moments when Shawn Kemp made significant contributions to the Portland Trail Blazers’ quest for an NBA title, and others when the former All-Star simply embarrassed himself on the court.
National League Roundup: Biggio boosts Astros to 4-0
Brewers open Miller Park with 5-4 victory over Reds
April 7, 2001
Craig Biggio has recovered from knee surgery quite nicely. Biggio went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBIs, and Houston beat Pittsburgh, 4-1, Friday night.
American League Roundup: Ramirez wastes no time
Slugger homers in first Fenway at-bat with Red Sox
April 7, 2001
Manny Ramirez and the Green Monster: This may be the start of a beautiful friendship. On his very first pitch at Fenway Park as a member of the Red Sox, Ramirez lined a three-run homer over The Wall as Boston beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 11-4, Friday in its home opener.
Simien honored
April 7, 2001
Kansas University basketball signee Wayne Simien of Leavenworth on Friday was named winner of the DiRenna Award which goes to the best boys basketball player in the Kansas City area.
KU alters Classic slate
April 7, 2001
Kansas University announced Friday that the schedule for today’s Spring Classic women’s soccer event has been tweaked because Colorado Rush S.C. has dropped out.
KU to scrimmage
April 7, 2001
After taking a day off on Friday, Kansas University’s football team will scrimmage during today’s spring practice. The workout is slated to begin at 10 a.m. either at Memorial Stadium or at the practice fields south of Anschutz Pavilion.
Women’s rugby meet scheduled at Westwick
April 7, 2001
KU will meet New Mexico State at 11 a.m. today in the first round of the Western Rugby Football Union women’s collegiate tournament.
Aggies rock KU
April 7, 2001
Matt Farnum threw his second shutout of the season Friday night, leading Texas A&M to a 8-0 victory over Kansas in front of 4,762 fans. The freshman went the distance and scattered seven hits while striking out 10 Jayhawks, who dipped to 14-20 overall and 2-14 in the Big 12 with their ninth consecutive loss.
New chamber chairperson seeks consensus
April 7, 2001
By Mark Fagan The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s new chair is tired of people viewing the city’s largest business organization as a proponent of growth at all costs. Instead, Ann Gardner intends to fight the stereotype by helping move the perception closer to the chamber’s increasingly important reality.
DRUG ARRESTS
April 7, 2001
Junction City resident faces cocaine charges
CITY TO TEST DRIVE HYBRID CAR ––— GASOLINE- AND ELECTRIC-POWERED TOYOTA PRIUS TO BE ADDED TO FLEET
April 7, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/ourgovernment
BLOTTER
April 7, 2001
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
LHS DROPS SOCCER MATCH AGAINST TOPEKA SEAMAN
April 7, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Playing its third game in four days, the Lawrence High soccer team was sluggish in a 1-0 loss to Topeka Seaman on Friday at Youth Soccer Inc. fields.
ALL-STAR ROSTERS
April 7, 2001
Hy-Vee All-Star Classic Rosters KANSAS GIRLS
SLEEPOUT FOR HOMELESS DRAWS CROWD
April 7, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Braving the threat of spring storms, about 60 people gathered Friday night at Burcham Park — many of them homeless — to take part in the third annual Homeless Sleepout.
BOX
April 7, 2001
Texas A&M 8, Kansas 0 KANSAS ab r h bi
SIDELINE ROUNDUP
April 7, 2001
KC spectator injured in fall Kansas City Mo. — A spectator at the Kansas City Royals’ home opener on Friday was injured when he fell 12 feet from the left field bleachers to the warning track.
KCC PANS RATE REQUEST
April 7, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — State regulatory experts and consumer groups Friday rejected Western Resources’ proposal for a $151 million rate increase, saying instead customers of the state’s largest utility should see their bills reduced.
COALITION ASKS FOR MORATORIUM ON 31ST DEVELOPMENT
April 7, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/growth; www.ljworld.com/section/ourneighborhoods
BREAKOUT WITH GROWTH MORATORIUM STORY
April 7, 2001
Take your seat The Lawrence City Commission begins a new term Tuesday night, with Sue Hack being sworn into office to replace Erv Hodges.
ROYALS V. TWINS
April 7, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas City, Mo. — The 2001 Royals have already proven they can lose to the best and worst pitchers in baseball.
BOOK SALE EXTENDED
April 7, 2001
Spring book sale at library ends today
4-7 AIDS RIDE BREAKOUT
April 7, 2001
Cycling cause Since 1994, the national AIDSRide has raised more than $69 million for AIDS charities throughout the United States.
S BRIGHT FOR NEW LIED DIRECTOR
April 7, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/kunews
A JOURNEY WITH HEART
April 7, 2001
Lawrence cyclists train for 500-mile AIDSRide
4-H
April 7, 2001
The Meadowlark 4-H club met March 13 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The meeting was called to order by Dennis Mersmann, president. An announcement was made that the club band plans to perform at the April meeting.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR SATURDAY
April 7, 2001
Women’s rugby meet scheduled at Westwick
EUDORA BAR INVESTIGATED FOR ALLEGED GAMBLING
April 7, 2001
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WEDDING
April 7, 2001
Thalmann-Lewis Kristel Judith Thalmann and Michael Robert Lewis, both of Lawrence, were married Dec. 16, 2000, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lawrence, with the Rev. Don Miller officiating.
KC WIZARDS CAPSULE
April 7, 2001
At a glance 2000 Record: 16-7-9 (57 points), first place. Won MLS Cup.
ROMA ROGERS OBITUARY
April 7, 2001
Roma June Rogers Gardner — Services for Roma June Rogers, 74, DeSoto, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Burial will be in DeSoto Cemetery.
SANDERS SERVICES
April 7, 2001
Services for Dorie Elisabeth Rianna Sanders, 14 months, Hays, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Dorie died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at her home.
HATTIE JORDAN OBITUARY
April 7, 2001
Hattie Jordan Leavenworth — Services for Hattie (Tolbert) Jordan, 77, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, Leavenworth. Burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
CARL MAGNUSON OBITUARY
April 7, 2001
Carl Magnuson Topeka — Services for Carl E. Magnuson, 86, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Midtown Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka.
National briefs
April 7, 2001
Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president Algerian convicted in terror conspiracy Appeals court refuses to dismiss embryo claim Submarine crewmen found at their stations
National briefs
April 7, 2001
Death penalty sought in death of nun Warnings sounded in advance of crash Census: No Miccosukees live on reservation Verdict upheld against State Farm
National briefs
April 7, 2001
Bus carrying high school band crashes, injuring 24 Students on spring break catch respiratory disease Former American diplomat pleads guilty to visa fraud Hurricane-force winds move through Southwest