Archive for Sunday, April 8, 2001

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World Briefs
April 8, 2001
Iran: Group says it will help U.S. oppose Saddam Peru: Election to choose Fujimori’s successor Bosnia: Administrator vows not to submit to ‘mob rule’ Yugoslavia: Milosevic’s supporters demand his release
OUTDOORS BRIEFS
April 8, 2001
Rae, Saathoff win Shawn Saathoff and Dan Rae teamed to win the Lawrence Fishing and Outdoor Club tournament last Sunday at La Cygne Lake. John Laddusaw caught the big bass (21 3/4 inches). The club’s next tournament will be April 22 at Banner Creek Lake.
Nation Briefs
April 8, 2001
New Jersey: Last bachelor collects prize, 20 years later Mississippi: Poll: State likes its current flag
Nation Briefs
April 8, 2001
St. Louis: Court denies request to delay American’s buyout of TWA Minneapolis: Man convicted of beating victim for speaking Spanish Colorado: Cow collision causes accident that kills five Nebraska: Storm across upper Midwest causes flooding, damages
Dubois wins 2 titles at Blue Valley Relays
April 8, 2001
Jackie Dubois won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races on Saturday, leading the Free State girls track team to a second-place finish at the Blue Valley Relays.
Free State baseball falls to Glendale
April 8, 2001
Glendale High of Springfield, Mo., stopped Free State, 12-4, at the Baseball Festival on Saturday.
DeSalvo first in swims
April 8, 2001
Lawrence High placed fourth and Free State fifth in the 18-team Park Hill Invitational on Saturday. Bria DeSalvo placed first in the 100 free for Free State
U.N. postage honors volunteers
April 8, 2001
“One Heart, One World” is the theme of six new commemorative stamps issued by the United Nations Postal Administration. The set is dedicated to the “International Year of Volunteers” of 2001.
Alarm idea half-cocked
April 8, 2001
Horoscopes
April 8, 2001
Children eventually learn that birthday suit just isn’t enough
April 8, 2001
Children are refreshingly uninhibited. They pick their noses if they need to and don’t worry about who sees them. They sing loudly whether or not they can carry a tune. And they announce their need to use the bathroom without regard to manners.
Pieces get a second life
With antiques, everything old can be new again
April 8, 2001
Antiques and collectibles are sometimes used today in ways that are unrelated to their original use. In the 1950s, when “Early American” style first became fashionable, many decorators made lamps from butter churns, magazine racks from cranberry scoops, and coffee tables from cobblers’ benches. No one thought it odd that the living room was filled with tools.
Country critters delight and aggravate
From rabbits to raccoons, creatures add character to rural life
April 8, 2001
Marsha Henry Goff Nothing gets your attention like a dead deer in a ditch (we’ve had two on the road in front of our home recently) unless it is a whole herd of deer showing up in your headlights on the highway. It’s happened to us. And a few weeks ago, when we drove up our driveway, five deer were dining in our yard.
Date with a diva
Joyce Castle comes home to perform Bernstein
April 8, 2001
By Jan Biles Kansas University alumna and opera singer Joyce Castle will be jetting back and forth across the country this week to keep up with her performance schedule. This afternoon, she will take the stage as Augusta in New York City Opera’s “The Ballad of Baby Doe.” She will board a plane after the matinee to fly to Lawrence, where she will meet with baritone Kurt Ollmann and pianists Scott Dunn and Jack Winerock to rehearse for “The Music of Leonard Bernstein,” a concert Tuesday night at the Lied Center.
Jacques breaks away from his Redwall series
British children’s author sails the high seas in ‘Castaways of the Flying Dutchmen’
April 8, 2001
By Jan Biles Brian Jacques, author of the best-selling Redwall series, is not a man of the computer age. He writes his fantasy novels in longhand with a pen or hammers out the words on an old manual typewriter.
Wizards lose, 3-2
April 8, 2001
Rookie Mark Lisi scored in the 88th minute Saturday night as rebuilding D.C. United opened the MLS season with a 3-2 victory over the KC Wizards.
Xtreme snares division title
April 8, 2001
Tommy Maddox passed for 164 yards and a touchdown as the Los Angeles Xtreme beat San Francisco 24-0 on Saturday night to wrap up the XFL’s Western Division title.
Cable host seeks senior solutions
News segments’ issues target aging baby boomers
April 8, 2001
Suzanne Roberts enjoyed a privileged childhood and an equally comfortable life as an executive’s wife, socialite and mother of five.
Lawrence Briefs
April 8, 2001
Two arrested for drugs, shooting road signs McLouth to have kindergarten screening DAV to play host to mobile office visit Blood drive scheduled at automobile dealership
Malina’s scenic designs mark return to authenticity
April 8, 2001
By Jan Biles An exhibition that will open this week at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art reflects the development of Czech scenic and costume design during the 20th century. Styles of theatrical expression, often influenced by or a reaction to the political goings-on in the country, are reflected in “Metaphor and Irony: Czech Scenic and Costume Design 1920-1999,” which runs Thursday through June 3.
NHL Roundup: Red Wings fly high at home
Detroit stops Avs for 19th straight victory
April 8, 2001
Someday, the Detroit Red Wings may be proud of setting a franchise record with a 19-game undefeated streak at home. They have not lost at home since Dec. 27. They broke the record they shared with the 1931-32 and 1954-55 teams.
Jeter returns to lineup
New York’s All-Star 1-for-5 in season debut
April 8, 2001
Derek Jeter arrived at Yankee Stadium 45 minutes early, eager to get started on his opening day. The Yankees’ shortstop was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday and was in his familiar No. 2 spot in the lineup for the first time this season. Jeter missed the first four games because of a strained right quadriceps.
KU women’s golf 11th
April 8, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s golf team shot a first-day 663 to stand in 11th place at the Indiana Invitational on Saturday at the 6,700-yard, par-72 Indiana University Golf Course.
Kansas men’s tennis dumps Colorado
April 8, 2001
Kansas’ men’s tennis team lost the doubles point, but claimed four singles victories to win its match with Colorado, 4-3, on Saturday at Alvamar. Rodrigo Echagaray, Quentin Blakeney, Pete Stroer and Andrew Metzler each won in singles to give KU the come-from-behind victory.
On the record
April 8, 2001
KU softball tumbles to Tech
April 8, 2001
Texas Tech scored five runs in the fourth inning in a 6-3 comeback softball victory over Kansas on Saturday.
Notebook: Singh’s streak of par-or-better golf ends at 34
April 8, 2001
Defending Masters champion Vijay Singh’s streak of 34 rounds of par or better, the best on tour, ended Saturday when he shot a 1-over 73 in the third round. That seemed the least of his worries after a round that left him at 3 under for the tournament, nine strokes off the lead and virtually out of range for a repeat.
DiMarco finds par not good enough
April 8, 2001
Augusta National was supposed to be drying out and playing slick, made even tougher by the pins tucked in tricky spots. Chris DiMarco thought it was the kind of a day where a lead could be nurtured by making pars in the swirling wind.
Williams to play for Rangers?
Saints’ running back considers return to baseball
April 8, 2001
Ricky Williams has contacted the Texas Rangers about returning to baseball. A representative of the New Orleans’ Saints running back made a call to Rangers general manager Doug Melvin during the last week of spring training to discuss his interest, Rangers spokesman John Blake said Friday.
Card craze was hot back in ‘52
April 8, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Read the other day where the 1952 Topps baseball card set, considered a classic by collectors, is worth around $50,000 in near-mint condition. Gulp. Hey, kids, save those Pokemon cards. Don’t let your mom throw them away.
High School Girls Soccer: Garcia’s three goals fuel Firebirds in 6-0 win
April 8, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Free State’s girls soccer team jumped, kicked and head-butted its way to a 6-0 victory over Shawnee Mission North Saturday afternoon in front of a home crowd at the FSHS field.
SWJH student finishes 10th at state bee
April 8, 2001
A Southwest Junior High School student finished 10th out of about 100 students competing in Saturday’s All-Kansas Spelling Bee in Topeka.
K-State student dies after jump from dormitory
April 8, 2001
A Kansas State University student has died after jumping from the eighth floor of a dormitory Friday night, a university spokeswoman said.
First black mayor elected in Merriam by two votes
April 8, 2001
New ballots reversed the outcome of the mayor’s race in Merriam, awarding the job to Carl Wilkes by just two votes. Wilkes, the Johnson County housing supervisor, is believed to be the county’s first black mayor.
China renews call for apology
April 8, 2001
China granted American diplomats a third meeting with the detained crew of an American spy plane early today as top Chinese officials rejected Bush administration expressions of regret and insisted upon an apology for a collision that apparently cost a Chinese fighter pilot his life.
Legislators want governor’s continued say on tribal casinos
April 8, 2001
The Legislature is on record as opposing Indian tribes’ construction of casinos in Kansas without the governor’s approval. The resolution aims to preserve Gov. Bill Graves’ ability to block a land purchase for a casino. Specifically, it urges the U.S. House to reject a proposal that would take such authority away from the governor.
Czech diplomat: Change is slow
April 8, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The Czech Republic is still trying to recover from 41 years of communist rule, one of the nation’s top diplomats said Saturday. Even though democracy was restored to the Czech Republic 12 years ago, the effects of communism remain, said Antonin Hradilek, the second-highest-ranking official in the Czech Republic’s Embassy in Washington.
Mary Margaret King
April 8, 2001
Sanders Services
April 8, 2001
Hattie Jordan
April 8, 2001
Harold Bailey
April 8, 2001
Bowling fund-raiser strikes it rich
April 8, 2001
By Mike Belt Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Douglas County rebuilt its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake fund-raiser from the ground up this year, and the results paid off to the tune of $66,395.
Carl Magnuson
April 8, 2001
GOP targets 45 regulations to overturn
April 8, 2001
House Republicans, working with the White House, have drawn up a list of 45 federal regulations they may try to overturn, including rules that imposed stricter energy standards for air conditioners, defined a child as a fetus that is viable after birth, and restricted snowmobile use in national parks.
Bush’s climate treaty turnabout galvanizes new greens
April 8, 2001
President Bush’s decision to withdraw from an international climate-change treaty has galvanized an emerging green movement within the nation’s churches and synagogues. From West Virginia to Southern California, grass-roots believers in the pews are joining to urge Bush to reconsider, serving notice that the Earth’s environment is “of paramount religious significance.”
Court reinstates charges against teachers accused of having sex with students
April 8, 2001
Criminal charges accusing two former teachers of having sex with students have been reinstated by the Kansas Court of Appeals, even though in both cases the students had passed the age of consent.
Legislators finger past budgets for current woes
April 8, 2001
Legislators differ on the causes, but there is broad agreement that the budget problems they now must fix were years in the making. Some blame aggressive tax-cutting during Gov. Bill Graves’ first term, especially in 1998, the year he won re-election. Others argue that Graves and the Legislature were unable to restrain spending enough in recent years.
A true ‘artist’ shares a taste of Italy
April 8, 2001
By George Gurley Lawrence resident who writes a regular column for the Journal-World. A couple of Easters ago, we met my mother an octogenarian who’s used to being proclaimed a prodigy of nature for her sharp mind and indefatigable aptitude for adventure in Rome.
States scramble for prescription-drug fix for elderly, needy
April 8, 2001
As Congress debates solutions to high prescription drug costs, more and more states are pushing ahead with their own plans to ease the burden, particularly on the elderly and needy.
Minority alliances may prove powerful
April 8, 2001
The census finding that Hispanics now rival blacks as the nation’s leading minority group offers blacks a potential alliance with a powerful partner on issues such as fair housing and racial profiling.
Phone bills don’t have a familiar ring
April 8, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald Several months ago, out of the blue, a company named “Cingular” started sending me bills. I had never heard of Cingular, and I honestly did not know what these bills were for, so I put them in the pile where I keep documents that I intend to scrutinize more carefully later on, after my death.
Don’t make a martyr of McVeigh
April 8, 2001
By Claude Lewis Retired columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer A shameless and callous Timothy McVeigh made clear in a recent interview that he wants his execution, scheduled for May 16, to be televised for the entire world to see.
Webber’s ‘Superstar’ resurrected for television
April 8, 2001
Andrew Lloyd Webber is on a mission to find the definitive stage version of each one of his musicals and produce it for television and home video.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
April 8, 2001
Fastball sales slowing after initial success
April 8, 2001
A funny thing happened on Fastball’s way to conquering the pop music world: That world forgot it needed conquering. Just two years ago, the Austin, Tex.-based modern-rock trio was riding high on the success of its surprise hit single, “The Way,” which pushed sales of its second album, “All the Pain Money Can Buy,” over the 1 million mark.
Private choice
April 8, 2001
Hernandez spells relief for Royals - Kansas City 5, Minnesota 3
KC turns back Twins for first victory of season following four losses
April 8, 2001
An excitement that Kansas City hasn’t experienced in many years rippled through Kauffman Stadium. Roberto Hernandez was making his Royals’ debut. Then the veteran right-hander, who’s being asked to repair the most wretched bullpen in the league, brought a roar from the crowd by getting the last three outs in Saturday’s 5-3 victory over Minnesota.
Woods makes his move
Mickelson trails Tiger by one stroke entering final round
April 8, 2001
A sudden burst of birdies for Tiger Woods. A late charge from his nemesis, Phil Mickelson. Just like that, the stage was set for a thrilling conclusion to one of the most remarkable Masters ever.
No’ to resort
April 8, 2001
KU alumnus Gary Foster still getting top-notch gigs
Foster played for Oscar show, online to do movie score
April 8, 2001
By Jan Biles Woodwinds player Gary Foster says the music industry isn’t immune from an economic downturn. It’s suffering from cutbacks as much as large corporations such as Boeing Co. and Procter & Gamble Co.
KU baseball falls, 5-2
April 8, 2001
Texas A&M turned four double plays and limited Kansas University to five hits in a 5-2 victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday at Olsen Field. KU, which has lost 10 straight, fell to 14-20 overall, 2-15 Big 12, while A&M improved to 24-12 and 9-5.
Take action to win turf battle with crabgrass
April 8, 2001
By Bruce Chladny For the most part, home lawns in our area are either cool-season grasses, warm-season grasses or a combination of both. Cool-season grasses grow better in the summer north of here and warm-season grasses survive winters better south of here.
Naples offers edgy charm
Thanks to preservation efforts, the city’s fortunes are changing
April 8, 2001
Maybe I fell in love with this messy, intemperate city by the bay because I first saw it after spending a week in well-ordered Germany. Maybe I feel close to my family’s southern Italian roots here. Or maybe I’m just drawn to underdogs.
Random thoughts on this, that and the other
April 8, 2001
By Calder Pickett Not for some time have I offered a column full of comments about things that I don’t feel I can stretch into columns by themselves:
RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THIS, THAT, THE OTHER
April 8, 2001
Not for some time have I offered a column full of comments about things that I don’t feel I can stretch into columns by themselves: … Politics. Three of my former students, all good establishment Republicans, all living in California, have written with dismay about the Bush presidency. All voted for Al Gore. What are they concerned about? The kind of people we might get on the Supreme Court, the abortion question, the environment and the tax cut.
BLOTTER
April 8, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
FAN WALK OFFERS ACCESSCONTROL
April 8, 2001
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ALL-STAR GIRLS BOX
April 8, 2001
Kansas 95, Missouri 92 KANSAS (95)
M BASEBALL BOX
April 8, 2001
KANSAS ab r h bi John Nelson ss 3 0 1 0
TORCH
April 8, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com When a community becomes aware of those in need, someone typically steps forward to lend a hand.
SUN EPILEPSY STATS
April 8, 2001
Fact sheet Here are some facts you might not know about epilepsy, courtesy of the Alliance for Epilepsy Research and Epilepsy Foundation of America:
FSHS GIRLS SOCCER BLANKS SMN
April 8, 2001
Free State’s girls soccer team jumped, kicked and head-butted its way to a 6-0 victory over Shawnee Mission North Saturday afternoon in front of a home crowd at the FSHS field. Sophomore Michelle Garcia scored three of the Firebirds’ six goals. She has five on the season. Coach Jason Pendleton commented on her scoring abilities.
4-8 KOVELS PRICES
April 8, 2001
Current prices Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in locations because of local economic conditions.
CZECH DIPLOMAT: CHANGE IS SLOW
April 8, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com The Czech Republic is still trying to recover from 41 years of communist rule, one of the nation’s top diplomats said Saturday.
BANQUET FETES BLACK STUDENTSFACULTY
April 8, 2001
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HAROLD BAILEY OBITUARY
April 8, 2001
Harold Bailey Services for Harold H. Bailey, 96, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Heights Christian Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with graveside Masonic services by Palmyra Lodge No. 23, A.F. & A.M., Baldwin.
SUNDAY BUSINESS BRIEFS
April 8, 2001
Faces and places Ann Hammond has joined Coordinated Systems & Supplies as a sales service assistant.
BARTON SPEAKS ON CHURCH-STATE ISSUES
April 8, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com The founding fathers were Christians who never intended an absolute separation between church and state, a historian told a Lawrence audience Saturday.
MISSOURI QUAIL
April 8, 2001
Jefferson City, Mo. — Quail Unlimited and the Missouri Department of Conservation have developed a new quail habitat initiative to help bring back bobwhite quail to their former abundance. QU chapters across Missouri have dedicated some or all of their wildlife habitat budgets to four cost-share or incentive practices promoted by the Conservation Department.
KU BASEBALL FALLS AGAIN
April 8, 2001
Texas A&M turned four double plays and limited Kansas University to five hits in a 5-2 victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday at Olsen Field. KU, which has lost nine straight, fell to 14-20 overall, 2-15 Big 12, while A&M improved to 24-12 and 9-5.
KU SOFTBALL LOSES
April 8, 2001
Lubbock, Texas — Texas Tech scored five runs in the fourth inning in a 6-3 comeback softball victory over Kansas on Saturday. The Jayhawks, who lost a 3-0 lead, mustered six hits. Erin Garvey had two hits. Eva Harshman had two hits and three RBIs for Tech.
HEMENWAY TO SWAP PLACES WITH FRESHMAN
April 8, 2001
KANSAS UNIVERSITY Chancellor to swap places
KU-TECH SOFTBALL BOX
April 8, 2001
KANSAS ab r h bi Shelly Musser cf 4 0 0 0
TURKEY SEASON TO OPEN
April 8, 2001
Pratt — Next Wednesday marks the opening of one of the most exciting hunts in Kansas — the spring turkey season. This is the time when bone-chilling gobbles fill the woods, and hunters are faced with the challenge of calling one of these wary birds in range.
BOWLATHON SURPASSES PREVIOUS YEARS
April 8, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Douglas County rebuilt its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake fund-raiser from the ground up this year, and the results paid off to the tune of $66,395.
FREE STATE TRACK
April 8, 2001
J-W Staff Report Stilwell — Jackie Dubois won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races on Saturday, leading the Free State girls track team to a second-place finish at the Blue Valley Relays.
SUN CZECH EXHIBIT BOX
April 8, 2001
Czech images What: “Metaphor and Irony: Czech Scenic and Costume Design 1920-1999.”
KU TRACK
April 8, 2001
J-W Staff Report Austin, Texas — Andrea Bulat’s third-place finish in the javelin headlined Kansas University’s participation in the third and final day of the Texas Relays on Saturday.
SUN GARY FOSTER
April 8, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Woodwinds player Gary Foster says the music industry isn’t immune from an economic downturn. It’s suffering from cutbacks as much as large corporations such as Boeing Co. and Procter & Gamble Co.
Divided they grow
Splits help gardeners get more from perennial favorites
April 8, 2001
By Carol Boncella Perennials are like robins and tax season they return year after year. But for those with green thumbs, they are the horticultural mainstay of many gardens.
TWO ARRESTED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
April 8, 2001
Two arrested for drugs, shooting road signs
STATE COMMISSION TO MEET IN TONGIE
April 8, 2001
Tonganoxie — A public hearing to establish the 2001 big game seasons will highlight the April 19 meeting of the Wildlife and Parks Commission at the Tonganoxie Junior High Gym. The public hearing on deer, fall turkey, antelope, and elk seasons will begin at 7 p.m., and will follow an afternoon session which begins at 1:30 p.m. .
Election that won’t go away
April 8, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Just call it the election that won’t go away. Pick up the papers last Wednesday morning, and 154 days late, the headlines blare: Bush prevails in Florida vote.
Motley Fool
April 8, 2001
Our Mission: To Inform, to Amuse, and to Help You Make Money
April 8, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Kansas University’s quarterback situation best could be compared to one of those computer-generated three-dimensional pictures — at first glance it seems to be blurry, but after taking a closer look things start coming into focus.
SUN BRIAN JACQUES
April 8, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Brian Jacques, author of the best-selling Redwall series, is not a man of the computer age. He writes his fantasy novels in longhand with a pen or hammers out the words on an old manual typewriter.
SUN RAIL BRIEFS
April 8, 2001
An apple a day ” Kansas City, Mo. — Marco Maggi works with everyday materials, such as aluminum foil and apples, to create tiny works of art that seem to examine the complex technologies that both complicate and simplify communication.
FAIR
April 8, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Abby Wilson knows why her mom makes her wear a helmet every time she gets on her bicycle.
4-8 KOVELS CUTLINE
April 8, 2001
THIS POLL PARROT shoe-store bench has its original painted decoration. The bench, to be used by children, has dividers shaped like various animals. Austin Miller American Antiques of Columbus, Ohio, sold it for $4,800.
SOUNDOFF ON CITY POLICY
April 8, 2001
What is the city’s policy on nepotism? According to the city’s employee handbook: “The city of Lawrence permits the employment of qualified relatives of employees as long as such employment does not, in the opinion of the city manager, create actual or potential improprieties or conflicts of interest. Relatives are permitted to work in the same department, provided no direct reporting or supervisory-management relationship exists. Two employees within the same department, who marry or otherwise obtain a relationship whereby they become members of each other’s immediate family, shall be treated in accordance with these guidelines.”
COUNTRY CRITTERS PROVIDE DELIGHT AND AGGRAVATION
April 8, 2001
Nothing gets your attention like a dead deer in a ditch (we’ve had two on the road in front of our home recently) unless it is a whole herd of deer showing up in your headlights on the highway. It’s happened to us. And a few weeks ago, when we drove up our driveway, five deer were dining in our yard. That’s one of the most delightful things about country living. You never know what creature you’ll see next. For example, husband Ray awakened me early one morning to see a wild turkey in our back yard. Do you know that wild turkeys have purple heads? I didn’t.
Glass’ ‘Interpreter’ is not at a loss for words
April 8, 2001
Suzanne Glass begins to tell a thriller love story, but the words get in the way. “The Interpreter” (Steerforth Press, 302 pages, $22) tackles a broad plot as the title character, Dominique, stumbles onto news about an AIDS medication being kept secret by the researcher who discovered it.
How to develop a portfolio that lets you sleep at night
April 8, 2001
Now that President Bush has made it fashionable to confess to youthful indiscretions, I’ll admit some of mine: a shameful flirtation with options trading in the ‘80s; some money-wasting day trades a few years later; an ill-advised two decades of landlording.
National League Roundup: Stevens belts two homers for Expos
Lawrence High graduate drives in six runs in 10-0 victory over Mets
April 8, 2001
Since his contributions came in a winning cause, Lee Stevens allowed himself to savor an outstanding day at the plate.
Budget troubles left unresolved
Lawmakers’ recess comes on heels of grim revenue forecast
April 8, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Lawmakers went home Friday, leaving the $9.1 billion state budget in limbo. Among the issues still undecided are proposed pay raises for state employees and university faculty and a funding plan for public schools.
Day in ‘Deafville’ shakes up perspectives of hearing
April 8, 2001
Kansas University sign-language student Amy Liddy had the tables turned on her when she took a trip to “Deafville.” She entered a world where the use of her voice was forbidden so that she could discover what it’s like for the deaf to live in a hearing world.
Children’s Fair puts safety first
Annual event provides free bicycle helmets, information for parents
April 8, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Abby Wilson knows why her mom makes her wear a helmet every time she gets on her bicycle. “Because you might bonk your head,” the 5-year-old said. Abby was sporting a new black helmet Saturday at the annual Children’s Fair, held at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Democrats focus on strategy during budget showdown
April 8, 2001
With a Senate showdown approaching over President Bush’s 10-year budget and $1.6 trillion tax cut, the debate inside the Democratic caucus centered on how best to attack.
Tax break proposed for health
Texas physician endorses plan
April 8, 2001
The man who brought you aerobics wants to bring you a more healthful all-around lifestyle and have the government pay you for it. The Texas physician who is a candidate to become the nation’s next surgeon general is endorsing federal tax breaks to encourage more healthful behavior.
NASA scores with Mars launch
April 8, 2001
NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft took off on a six-month, 286 million-mile journey to the Red Planet on Saturday, accompanied by prayers from scientists seeking redemption after back-to-back failures.
Display reveals hidden U.S. history
White House ghosts, memorabilia among treasures uncovered
April 8, 2001
Harry Truman heard the rustlings of White House ghosts. Mary Lincoln went on a shopping spree. John Wayne tried to give American spies the benefit of his combat experience on the big screen.
Business opportunities shift into high gear
Lawrence companies await arrival of racing season
April 8, 2001
By Mark Fagan Steve Vormehr is salivating, and only part of the reason is the steaming tray of taco meat, nacho cheese and tortilla chips in front of him. Vormehr, a Lawrence resident and owner of NAK Enterprises, knows the real meal will come when he sells his tacos, nachos, burritos, taco burgers and quesadillas at the Kansas Speedway, which opens for racing June 2.
SUNDAY WOODLING COLUMN
April 8, 2001
Read the other day where the 1952 Topps baseball card set, considered a classic by collectors, is worth around $50,000 in near-mint condition. Gulp.
SUN 2A SUPERSTAR BOX
April 8, 2001
What’s the buzz “Great Performances: Jesus Christ Superstar” airs Wednesday on PBS. The network has rated it TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children).
SUN BARTERED BRIDE
April 8, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Bedrich Smetana’s comedic opera “The Bartered Bride” tells a familiar love tale:
SUNDAY DATEBOOK
April 8, 2001
TODAY All month: Hepatitis B vaccines for adolescents, three-dose series, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine, Suite B. Fee required.
HISTORY-LADEN BASKETBALL COURT RESURFACES WITH ENTREPRENEUR
April 8, 2001
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SUN TITANIC CUT
April 8, 2001
THESE BINOCULARS are among the artifacts from the Titanic recovered from the ocean floor. Hundreds of Titanic artifacts are on display Saturday through Sept. 9 at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, Mo.
DEAFVILLE
April 8, 2001
Kansas University sign-language student Amy Liddy had the tables turned on her when she took a trip to “Deafville.” She entered a world where the use of her voice was forbidden so that she could discover what it’s like for the deaf to live in a hearing world. High school and college students, as well as the general public, were invited Saturday to Olathe’s Kansas School for the Deaf to experience a mock city, called Deafville, where sign language was the only language allowed.
SUN-BUDGET LIMBO
April 8, 2001
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NED KEHDE
April 8, 2001
On the first day of spring in eastern Kansas, many thermometers hit 60 degrees and the wind didn’t stir, allowing the glassy surfaces of the lakes and ponds to reflect and absorb the sun’s potent rays. It was the first balmy day of 2001 and fishermen greeted the warmth with jubilance.
World Briefs
April 8, 2001
London: English counties refuse to reopen footpaths South Africa: Hundreds attend funeral of South African teen Spain: Basque faithful unite in pilgrimage for peace Argentina: Youths protest trade in Buenos Aires Yemen: Three suspects arrested in USS Cole bombing Moscow: Russia’s NTV holds takeover protest rally
ALL-STAR GAME
April 8, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Kansas City, Mo. — Blair Waltz had all the right moves.
SPEEDWAY SHIFTS BUSINESS INTO FAST LANE
April 8, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.kansasspeedway.com
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FRONT FOR SUNDAY
April 8, 2001
Teachers make grade for desired occupations
Thriller
James Patterson’s novels go under Hollywood’s knife
April 8, 2001
James Patterson writes his thrillers as if he were building roller coasters. He grounds the stories with a bare-bones plot, then builds them over the top and tries to throw readers for a loop a few times along the way.
INTOLERABLE ACTIONS
April 8, 2001
Students who participate in destructive riots in connection with athletic victories or defeats shouldn’t be shielded from prosecution. If videotape can be used to identify individuals engaged in illegal actions and lead to successful prosecution of the parties involved, the same method should be used to identify and prosecute those who took part in recent riots in Tucson, Ariz., and other university cities.
SUN EPILEPSY MAIN STORY
April 8, 2001
Features-arts editor Jan Biles can be reached at 832-7146.
Creative production of cash flow can help maintain standard of living
April 8, 2001
Amateurism rules may be changed
Proposal would let pro players return to college without penalty
April 8, 2001
Jamal Crawford is a rookie with the Chicago Bulls and making a lot of money. But Crawford still wishes he was playing basketball at Michigan. “I miss college a lot,” he said. Crawford felt trapped last year when he decided to leave Michigan following his freshman season.
Lawrence School Board
Literacy program expansion mulled
April 8, 2001
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Bulat leads Kansas at Texas Relays
April 8, 2001
Andrea Bulat’s third-place finish in the javelin headlined Kansas University’s participation in the third and final day of the Texas Relays on Saturday.
SUN JACQUES BOX
April 8, 2001
Autograph time Brian Jacques will sign copies of his new book, “Castaways of the Flying Dutchman” at the following locations:
SUN-LAWRENCE SCHOOL AGENDA FOR APRIL 9 WITH READING INITIATIVE
April 8, 2001
Lawrence school board, 6:30 p.m. Monday, 110 McDonald Drive. The school board will be asked to expand to fifth and sixth grades a program designed to improve reading among elementary students.
BLACK STUDENT AWARDS BANQUET WINNERS LISTED
April 8, 2001
Here are the award winners honored Saturday night at Kansas University’s Black Student Awards Banquet: Black Faculty and Staff Council Student Achievement Award
SUN CZECH EXHIBIT
April 8, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com An exhibition that will open this week at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art reflects the development of Czech scenic and costume design during the 20th century.
MOTLEY FOOL
April 8, 2001
ASK THE FOOL Low Margins
Business Briefs
April 8, 2001
Dances, costumes wed in ‘Bartered Bride’
April 8, 2001
By Jan Biles Bedrich Smetana’s comedic opera “The Bartered Bride” tells a familiar love tale: A young woman is betrothed in an arranged marriage to the son of a wealthy landowner to whom her parents are indebted. The young woman rebels against her parents’ decision and announces she wants to marry a poor vagabond whom she loves. A marriage broker tries to break up the couple, but his action instead cements their love.
KU signee shines in all-star game
Waltz scores 25 in victory; Free State’s Rhodes caps busy day with 4 points
April 8, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Blair Waltz had all the right moves. Waltz, a Kansas University signee from Blue Valley North, scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Kansas girls to a 95-92 victory over Missouri in the Hy-Vee All-Star Basketball Classic on Saturday night at Avila College.
Chopper crash kills 16 in Vietnam
Passengers part of team searching for U.S. soldiers missing in action
April 8, 2001
A helicopter carrying a team searching for Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War crashed into a mountain Saturday, killing 16 people, including seven Americans.
Moving on in life
Seizures down, optimism up for research patient
April 8, 2001
By Jan Biles Meredith Leary and her parents found themselves in a familiar place. They were waiting in an examination room in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Kansas University Medical Center, waiting for Dr. Ivan Osorio to inch them into his busy schedule.
Let Reagan legacy find its own niche
April 8, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Welcome to Planet Reagan. If you don’t get the reference, don’t worry. You will before long, courtesy of something called the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project. If that group has its way, the former president’s name will soon be slapped on something near you.
Violence erupts again
April 8, 2001
Yasser Arafat extended Passover greetings Saturday to Ariel Sharon and was told by the Israeli prime minister in their first direct contact in a month that peace talks can only resume once violence stops.
GOLF
April 8, 2001
Bloomington, Ind. — Kansas University’s women’s golf team shot a first-day 663 to stand in 11th place at the Indiana Invitational on Saturday at the 6,700-yard, par-72 Indiana Univeristy Golf Course. Sarah Mahoney leds the KU golfers with 164 strokes over the first 36 holes. Other KU scores: Ashely Bishop and Jennifer Bawanan, tied for 49th, 167; Tiffany Kruggel, tied for 54th, 168; and Heather Rose, tied for 71st, 177.
SUN BARTERED BRIDE BOX
April 8, 2001
A national opera What: “The Bartered Bride.”
EXECUTION?
April 8, 2001
Would you watch Timothy McVeigh’s execution?
American League Roundup: Rookie earns first win at 30
Michalak realizes dream in Toronto’s victory at New York
April 8, 2001
Chris Michalak sat in the Toronto Blue Jays’ clubhouse in Yankee Stadium before his first major league start Saturday and watched one of his favorite movies ‘Rudy.’
KU’s quarterback picture coming into focus
April 8, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University’s quarterback situation best could be compared to one of those computer-generated three-dimensional pictures at first glance it seems to be blurry, but after taking a closer look things start coming into focus.
Historian: Forefathers promoted Christianity
April 8, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The founding fathers were Christians who never intended an absolute separation between church and state, a historian told a Lawrence audience Saturday. David Barton told about 50 people at West Junior High that the religious beliefs of early-American leaders often are misrepresented.
Business Briefcase
April 8, 2001
Pierce to leave Celts in 2003?
April 8, 2001
Faces and Figures in the NBA: Leprechaun Blues: Former Kansas University forward Paul Pierce says he won’t re-sign until he’s comfortable with the Celtics’ direction.
Intolerable actions
April 8, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Students who participate in destructive riots in connection with athletic victories or defeats shouldn’t be shielded from prosecution.
Pilot Club takes up Meredith’s torch
April 8, 2001
By Jan Biles When a community becomes aware of those in need, someone typically steps forward to lend a hand. When it comes to epilepsy research, the Pilot Club of Lawrence is one of several organizations leading the way. In February, Pilot Club members presented a $1,000 check to Meredith Leary to pass on to the Alliance for Epilepsy Research.
LAWRENCE GIRL 10TH IN SPELLING BEE
April 8, 2001
SWJH student finishes 10th at state bee
4-8 BRUCE COLUMN
April 8, 2001
For the most part, home lawns in our area are either cool-season grasses, warm-season grasses or a combination of both. Cool-season grasses grow better in the summer north of here and warm-season grasses survive winters better south of here.
RAIL
April 8, 2001
NASA launches Odyssey on mission to Mars
SUN JOYCE CASTLE BOX
April 8, 2001
Dynamic duo Who: Mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle and baritone Kurt Ollmann.
SUN JOYCE CASTLE
April 8, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Kansas University alumna and opera singer Joyce Castle will be jetting back and forth across the country this week to keep up with her performance schedule.
NBA Roundup: Walker sparks Celts
Boston creeps within one game of playoff spot
April 8, 2001
With their playoff chances hanging in the balance, the Boston Celtics couldn’t afford a letdown against the Washington Wizards.
S TENNIS WINS
April 8, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas’ men’s tennis team lost the doubles point, but claimed four singles victories to wins its match with Colorado, 4-3, on Saturday at Alvamar.
DIVIDED THEY GROW
April 8, 2001
Splits help gardeners get more from perennial favorites
People
April 8, 2001
Banquet fetes black students, faculty
April 8, 2001
By Amber Stuever Kansas University students and faculty were recognized Saturday for their contributions to the black and university communities. At the Black Student Awards Banquet at the Kansas Union, eight KU students were awarded $500 scholarships for their achievements. A special ceremony recognized Shyra McGee, a black student leader who died in a Feb. 4 car accident.