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World Briefs
April 15, 2001
Tokyo: Strong quake strikes off coast of Japan Brazil: 150 inmates flee, hijack cars in mass jail break
National briefs
April 15, 2001
Two killed, 21 injured as gunman opens fire in bar Toddlers warned about Easter egg roll
National briefs
April 15, 2001
River communities brace for crests Policeman dragged by car; suspect shot Guilty plea entered to using HIV as weapon
Talk to us
April 15, 2001
What do you think about Lawrence and Douglas County growth? What concerns you, what do you hope for? What have we missed in these stories?
Soldier killed as vehicle hits mine in Kosovo
April 15, 2001
One British soldier was killed and two were injured when their armored vehicle struck an antitank mine near Kosovo’s border with Macedonia, the NATO-led peacekeeping force said Saturday.
Introducing Lawrence’s ‘stakeholder groups’
April 15, 2001
We’re all stakeholders in our community. Regardless of what we do to earn a living, or what we believe, fear or hope for, we all have a stake in how the Lawrence area grows.
Comprehensive Picasso exhibit opens in Madrid
April 15, 2001
When she started planning the Picasso exhibit, curator Paloma Esteban sent 200 letters to museums and private collectors around the world asking them to lend their works. Only one agreed.
Immunity deal reportedly struck in probe of Clinton pardons
April 15, 2001
Democratic donor Denise Rich has struck an immunity deal with prosecutors investigating Bill Clinton’s pardon of her ex-husband, fugitive financier Marc Rich, Time magazine reported on its Web site Saturday.
Russian TV network taken over
April 15, 2001
The Kremlin-connected gas giant Gazprom took control of Russia’s lone independent nationwide television network Saturday, tossing out resistant journalists and installing a new, pliant team during a nighttime takeover.
Spy plane pilot: ‘No apology necessary’
April 15, 2001
The U.S. spy plane crew members held in China for 11 days arrived at their home base Saturday, greeted as heroes by thousands of family members, friends and well-wishers. The 21 men and three women left Hawaii in a military passenger jet that touched down in Whidbey Island Naval Air Station five hours later after making a fly-by to circle the base.
After the Ball’: A Wilde dance
Noel Coward’s musical comedy interprets Irish classic
April 15, 2001
Irene Worth remembers the heady days when she starred with John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson on a London stage, just a stroll from the theater presenting Noel Coward’s new musical, “After the Ball.”
Eugene Goltz, KU alumnus and Pulitzer winner, dies
April 15, 2001
Eugene Goltz, an investigative reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize at the Houston Post and shared another with reporters at the Detroit Free Press, died of cancer Tuesday at his home in Silver Spring, Md., a Washington suburb. He was 70.
Hutch fires doom mobile home park
April 15, 2001
The orange fence came down, the security patrol was removed and water was restored to the Big Chief Mobile Home Park.
Tree trimming lands KGE in court
Don’t butcher our trees’ to maintain power lines, Wichita neighborhood residents say
April 15, 2001
Four homeowners in Wichita’s College Hill neighborhood, dismayed by how trees are trimmed near power lines around the city, filed suit to keep crews hired by KGE from cutting the trees behind their homes.
Regional briefs
April 15, 2001
Medicaid fraud charges leveled at pharmacist Worker admits forgery, money-laundering
War heroes target impostors
Medal of Honor recipients turn in fake medal holders to military officials, FBI
April 15, 2001
Roger Donlon remembers the California air show he attended in the 1980s when the lie smacked him square in the face. He was standing with a half dozen fellow Medal of Honor recipients when a man came up to Donlon and started talking about how a relative was the first soldier to receive the Medal of Honor in Vietnam.
Jack Hobson Mills
April 15, 2001
On the record
April 15, 2001
New battle for law enforcement agencies: staff recruitment
April 15, 2001
By Kevin Bates Though they don’t like to admit it, Douglas County law enforcement officials are competing with each other and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department appears to be losing.
Storms pelt Douglas County
April 15, 2001
By Mike Belt Severe weather hit the Douglas County area again Saturday night, unleashing heavy rain, hail and high winds that downed trees and power lines and spawned a funnel cloud. Extreme southern Douglas County was placed under a tornado warning from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. by the National Weather Service.
Violence lingers as city mourns slain teen-ager
April 15, 2001
Hundreds of mourners from across this riot-torn city gathered Saturday at an inner-city church to pay their respects to the unarmed black teen-ager who they say became an unwitting symbol of racial profiling.
Discovery too familiar to neighbors
April 15, 2001
By Terry Rombeck It wasn’t what Larry Hunter had in mind when he moved to the remote area of northwest Douglas County. Law enforcement officials on Saturday within view of the picture window in Hunter’s living room continued their investigation into the discovery Friday of human remains. Two other times in just over a decade, authorities were called to the area to investigate homicides.
About this project
April 15, 2001
By Richard Brack “Lawrence is Growing: Finding Common Ground” has one main goal: to provide an opportunity for Lawrence and Douglas County residents to have a voice in planning our community’s future. Through a four-week series of stories and features in the Journal-World, on 6News and through the Internet, we hope to provide the information you need to understand the history, the challenges and the opportunities facing us as Lawrence and Douglas County continue to grow.
City constantly evolving
April 15, 2001
By Mark Fagan and Richard Brack Gene Shaughnessy sees Lawrence grow a little bit each day. At work, the city’s chief building inspector writes building permits for new homes, businesses and industries. In town, the Lawrence resident drives on crowded streets that were simply gravel upon his arrival 48 years ago. And at home, he thinks about the way things used to be before Lawrence started growing or, more accurately, kept growing.
Hundreds turn out for South Park egg hunt
April 15, 2001
By Mike Belt Katie Meyer and Kelcy Bowers left no blade of grass, bush or tree uncovered in their search for Easter eggs Saturday afternoon in South Park. The two Lawrence 8-year-olds were so eager to get started that they set out on the hunt while their mothers, Janney Meyer and Tammy Bowers, got them registered with the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department.
XFL Playoffs: San Francisco rallies to beat Rage, 26-25
April 15, 2001
Mike Panasuk broke a fourth-quarter tie with a 40-yard field goal as San Francisco overcame a 16-point deficit to beat Orlando 26-25 in the XFL semifinals Saturday night. San Francisco will play at the winner of today’s Los Angeles/Chicago semifinal contest in the Million Dollar Game next Saturday night.
Caps block ticket sales to Pittsburgh fans
April 15, 2001
The Pittsburgh Penguins often bring a large group of fans to Washington. But the Capitals made sure that wouldn’t happen in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
NHL Roundup: Oilers sting Stars, draw even
Edmonton takes 4-3 victory, heads home with series tied, 1-1
April 15, 2001
By absorbing more punishment than they gave, the Edmonton Oilers are heading home with a chance to take control of their first-round playoff series against the Dallas Stars.
First Novice 8 boat paces KU rowing
April 15, 2001
Kansas University’s First Novice 8 boat claimed two victories at the Ohios State Buckeye rowing invitational on Saturday on the Scioto River.
ISU baseball clobbers Kansas, 9-1
April 15, 2001
Iowa State’s Alan Bomer struck out nine and scattered four hits in a 9-1 Big 12 baseball victory over Kansas on Sunday at Timm Field. KU fell to 16-22 overall and 4-16 in league play. ISU is 12-19, 5-8.
Claflin honors Stiles
SMS standout stunned by ‘unbelievable day’ in hometown
April 15, 2001
Audra Jonas bounced a basketball as she waited along the parade route for a glimpse of Jackie Stiles, the leading scorer in NCAA women’s basketball history. “She is a role model,” the 12-year-old Hoisington girl said.
LHS tennis takes fifth at invite
April 15, 2001
The Lawrence High doubles team of Brian Bennett and Josh Bergers placed second Saturday at the Topeka Highland Park tennis invitational.
Baseball Briefs
April 15, 2001
Reds, city officials to talk about rioting Hurler Fernandez ends comeback bid
National League Roundup: Ankiel wild in loss to Houston
April 15, 2001
Rick Ankiel summed up his second start of the season in four words: “I’ve had better days.” The wild young pitcher was neither great nor awful Saturday. He walked five and struck out six in five innings as the St. Louis Cardinals lost 7-4 to the Houston Astros, who got a pair of home runs from Chris Truby.
American League Roundup: Rookie delivers for Yanks
Soriano atones for fielding error with homer against Boston
April 15, 2001
Forget about Pedro and The Rocket. Alfonso Soriano was the big name Saturday. The rookie second baseman atoned for a fielding mistake that led to two runs by hitting a ninth-inning solo homer that gave the New York Yankees a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox.
Mourners remember Stargell
April 15, 2001
Friends and baseball rivals remembered the joy Willie Stargell brought to life and the game at a funeral Saturday for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ legend. “He was my hero. He’s the reason I wore No. 8,” fellow baseball Hall of Famer and television commentator Joe Morgan told a packed congregation at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Baffert’s horse wins Wood Memorial
Pincay takes Blue Grass Stakes aboard Millennium Wind; Balto Star first in Arkansas Derby
April 15, 2001
Bob Baffert has another horse in top form for the Kentucky Derby. Congaree took command midway around the far turn and pulled off to a 23/4-length victory over odds-on favorite Monarchos in the $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on Saturday in New York.
Sorenstam nips Kim in playoff
Swede comes from 10 strokes back to claim Office Depot
April 15, 2001
Annika Sorenstam moved into Tiger Woods territory with the unlikeliest of comebacks. The Swede overcame an LPGA record 10-stroke deficit Saturday and won a playoff in The Office Depot for her record-tying fourth consecutive tour title.
Biffle bags Pepsi 300
April 15, 2001
Greg Biffle raced to his first Busch Series victory Saturday, holding off Jason Keller in the Pepsi 300 at the new Nashville Superspeedway. Keller finished second for his third top-five finish this season.
Coulthard bests Schumacher
April 15, 2001
David Coulthard ended Michael Schumacher’s record hopes twice in two weeks. In Saturday’s qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix, the British driver of McLaren-Mercedes clinched the pole position, preventing Schumacher from equaling Ayrton Senna’s record of eight consecutive poles over two seasons.
Detroit claims ABA crown
April 15, 2001
Gee Gervin, the son of former NBA standout George Gervin, had 19 points and nine assists to lead the Detroit Dogs to a 107-91 victory over the Chicago Skyliners for the American Basketball Association championship on Saturday.
Strawberry on ‘60 Minutes’
April 15, 2001
Baseball was the easy part for eight-time All-Star Darryl Strawberry, the former Yankee slugger who is in a hospital trying to beat drugs, cancer and the possibility of prison.
Blue Valley North nails Free State in title game, 12-9
April 15, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High baseball has been there and done that. The Firebirds know the routine all too well. They fall behind big early, come back and lose. And coach Mike Hill has grown weary of the Firebirds’ bad habit.
Pierce baffles Baylor
KU takes 6-0 triumph
April 15, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Five innings max. That was the plan anyway. But when Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge handed the ball to pitcher Kara Pierce on Saturday afternoon, Bunge had no idea Pierce would flirt with a no-hitter. “Being an old pitcher myself, I wouldn’t pull anyone with a no-hitter,” Bunge said.
Kansas scrimmage impresses Allen
April 15, 2001
By Robert Sinclair After Kansas University’s football team scored its first official points of the spring, KU coach Terry Allen turned to the crowd with both fists raised high above his head. It appears Allen already is in midseason form with his patented celebration.
KC crumbles in ninth - Blue Jays 5, Royals 4
Hernandez blows save opportunity
April 15, 2001
Roberto Hernandez is fitting in perfectly with the Kansas City Royals. Carlos Delgado’s RBI single capped Toronto’s rally from a three-run ninth-inning deficit against Hernandez and gave the Blue Jays a 5-4 victory over the Royals on Saturday.
Beware online Big Brother
In e-commerce world, everybody knows your name
April 15, 2001
By Joel J. Gold When I telephone The Bay Leaf in downtown Lawrence, they recognize my voice and, before I can place my order, tell me they’ll have 2 pounds of Sumatra, ground fine for drip, ready for me.
Survivors recall sinking of the Indianapolis
April 15, 2001
“In Harm’s Way” (Henry Holt, 333 pages, $25) by Doug Stanton is an account of the worst naval disaster in U.S. history the sinking of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis in the Pacific during the end of World War II.
KU grad student wins Hansberry playwriting award
April 15, 2001
“Whiteout,” a full-length play about race relations by Kansas University graduate student Alan Newton, has won the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival.
Girls choir’s repertoire boasts of classical, pop and gospel
April 15, 2001
The 50-member Girls Choir of Harlem, directed by mezzo-soprano Lorna Myers, will perform at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Lied Center.
Motley Fool
April 15, 2001
Name that company Know your strategy Stocking up
Business briefs
April 15, 2001
How to avoid last-minute mistakes in filing tax returns
April 15, 2001
Two days is plenty of time to get a tax return done, isn’t it? Sure. That’s assuming nothing goes wrong that the W-2s and 1099s you received were correct, that you have all the forms and worksheets you need, that you can put your finger on the old brokerage and mutual fund documents that show what you’d paid for those shares you sold last year …
Can’t pay on time? Check out installment plans
April 15, 2001
The Internal Revenue Service offers two types of payment deal. One is “guaranteed,” the other is “streamlined.” The agency also can grant limited extensions if you can pay within a short period.
Plan for aging parents
Children should learn from folks’ finances
April 15, 2001
When Mary Kay Redefer celebrated her father’s 80th birthday the other day in Chillicothe, Ohio, there was obvious cause for joy. There also was reason for concern. Her independent-minded father had been looking after himself and his wife, who is 78 and in a nursing home since breaking a hip in February. Now he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Sense for seniors
April 15, 2001
We are going to have to put my dad in a nursing home in the next few months. He’s suffering from dementia and has just become too much for Mom to care for even though a couple of us kids live close enough to help out some.
April celebrated in poetry, song
April 15, 2001
By Calder Pickett Spring. Is it really here, after almost a month? Will there be one of those rude awakenings, when the magnolia, so lovely as I write, is frozen, or battered as it was last week by a fierce south wind?
Retirees count their lucky stars in Las Vegas
April 15, 2001
The smack of tennis balls echoes through the warm, Saturday morning air as a sea of retirees takes over the courts. They are out in force this day, trying out new rackets, relishing the sunshine and the different kind of retirement they’ve found.
Vacations combine action, adventure
More travelers opt for recreation in faraway places
April 15, 2001
Active travel is one of the fastest-growing trends; more than half of all adults have taken an adventure travel trip in the past five years, according to the Travel Industry Assn.
It’s time for tulips in Topeka
April 15, 2001
Tulip Time at the Binkley Gardens will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through April 22. The garden, 4536 Elevation Lane, has 25,000 tulips and 25,000 daffodils, a pond and a wooded garden with flowering trees and shrubs.
Fields of dreams honored
April 15, 2001
Democracy in Latin America
Experts say state of economy is key to governments’ survival
April 15, 2001
By Niko Price Associated Press Writer Not too long ago, Latin America was awash in military juntas, closed economies and shantytown slums. People lived in fear of government death squads and guerrillas, and argued about who had the right idea: Fidel Castro or Ronald Reagan.
Arts priority
April 15, 2001
Collage applause
April 15, 2001
Don’t blame Nader
April 15, 2001
Budget details reveal weaknesses
April 15, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group To penetrate beyond the predictable partisan rhetoric surrounding President Bush’s first budget, it helps to look at specific programs and examine how realistic and sensible the spending plans really are.
Education and economy
April 15, 2001
J-W Editorials High quality schools at all levels are a necessary component to preserving and raising the state’s economic status. Throughout this nation’s history, education has been viewed as the great equalizer. Educational opportunities lead to economic opportunities.
Adult children often face role reversal with aging parents
April 15, 2001
Driving privileges, independence, proper nutrition are hot-button issues in many households, especially those with teen-agers. And aging parents. As relationships between parents and children evolve into relationships between elderly parents and adult children, the battles of the past resurface, but this time, the roles are reversed.
Baby figurines were popular piano toppers
April 15, 2001
Every well-dressed piano of the 1880s was covered with a Spanish shawl held in place by a “piano baby.” Bisque figurines of babies, ranging in size from 3 inches to 12 inches, were displayed on pianos.
Natural’ beauty, spunky accessories are season’s must-haves
April 15, 2001
While there may be drastic changes in the weather, the landscape and people’s dispositions from season to season, most wardrobes experience more subtle evolutions. Face it, for most of us, buying an entirely new closetful of clothes is an unlikely option.
WUSA draws huge crowd
First women’s pro soccer game in United States attracts 34,148 fans
April 15, 2001
It was hard to tell why Brandi Chastain was crying. There were too many reasons, good and bad. The heroine of the 1999 World Cup had just played the inaugural game of the first major women’s professional soccer league in the United States and 34,148 fans had come to watch.
Rough road awaits KU football team
Imposing schedule makes rebuilding effort tougher for Jayhawk coaches
April 15, 2001
By Bill Mayer You can’t blame Kansas football coach Terry Allen if he occasionally feels like the kid chosen to lead the Children’s Crusade to the Holy Land in 1212. You know, that feisty little ragamuffin the pope handed a slingshot with instructions not to come back until he had a sultan’s head on a snow cone. Three chances: Not much, very little and none at all.
Arts notes
April 15, 2001
KU GTA appearing at organ concert KU student interning at Kennedy Center
Get involved!
April 15, 2001
Here’s a list of people who play roles in Lawrence-area growth and ways to contact them.
Fears mount in Benin over children on board suspected slave ship
April 15, 2001
Fears were mounting Saturday for the welfare of scores of suspected child slaves said to be languishing on a filthy ship off West Africa after being turned away from two African ports.
More, by the numbers
Lawrence doubled in size during ‘60s, hasn’t looked back
April 15, 2001
By Mark Fagan and Joel Mathis To see that Lawrence indeed is growing in population, area, homes, businesses, industries, taxes, traffic, infrastructure costs simply check out the numbers.
Nation Briefs
April 15, 2001
Bacteria resisting newest antibiotics Government says chocolate eggs safe
Bombing trial revives segregation memories
April 15, 2001
Birmingham was caught between its future and its segregationist past in 1977 as an old courtroom became a stage displaying the city’s stark racial divisions of more than a decade earlier.
Some taxpayers’ money might be returned
April 15, 2001
Writing the government a tax check this year? You might get some of it back. Despite partisan differences, President Bush and Congress are closer than ever to an agreement on tax cuts that would give millions of Americans a tax rebate this year and let them keep a greater share of their earnings over the next decade.
Social worker’s 911 call credited with saving lives of six in Wichita
Carbon monoxide poisoning claims lives of two; other family members survive
April 15, 2001
A school district social worker’s visit may have prevented even more tragedy for a family that lost two children to carbon monoxide poisoning.
KU women’s golf in ninth place
April 15, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s golf team is in ninth place after carding a 36-hole score of 629 strokes on Saturday’s first day of the Hawkeye Invitational.
Yesterday’s trash is today’s recyclables
April 15, 2001
By Bill Snead Don’t get me wrong. I think recycling is terrific, noble even. Anything that’ll help sustain life on Earth for a few more millenniums is OK by me. But for some of us who didn’t learn about separating our cans from our milk cartons in elementary school or while watching “Sesame Street,” recycling is not like falling off a log.
Paperbacks
April 15, 2001
Two Moons - Thomas Mallon The Running Mate - Joe Klein Big Stone Gap - Adriana Trigiani
Artist’s water-media works reflect her surroundings
April 15, 2001
By Jan Biles A couple of years ago, Mary Ann Saunders was showing her water-media paintings at an art fair. An older woman walked by, stopped and lingered to look at one of the works. The woman told Saunders that the painting didn’t go with anything else in her house and that she really couldn’t afford it, but she was going to buy it anything.
Depp embodies passion of drug dealer
April 15, 2001
Actor Johnny Depp, known for his curious on-screen choices and his rather dubious and unorthodox by Hollywood standards, anyway off-screen lifestyle, has really “blown” it this time.
Carman says peace is linked to treatment of animals
April 15, 2001
By Jan Biles Judy McCoy Carman says her new book was years in the making. “Veggie Soup for the Chicken’s Soul: Shameless Visions and Prayers for World Peace, Inner Peace and Animal Liberation” is an outgrowth of her work in the animals rights, peace and justice, and environmental movements and her own spiritual search.
Horoscopes
April 15, 2001
Bush foreign policy coming into focus
April 15, 2001
In a burst of heavy-duty diplomacy, the Bush administration has brought its foreign policy into sharper focus.
Briefly_________________________________
April 15, 2001
Health care: Planned Parenthood to offer free exams Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri is offering free pap smears Tuesday as part of nationwide participation in Self magazine’s “Self Day.” Free services include a pap and pelvic exam. To schedule a free exam at the Lawrence Planned Parenthood office, 1420 Kasold Drive, call 832-0281. _________________________________ Military history: History student selected for West Point seminar A Kansas University doctoral student in history has been selected to attend a month-long military history seminar this June at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Lisa Brady, Lawrence, will receive a $1,500 stipend to attend a seminar that focuses on teaching and researching American and European military history and American military experiences in Asia. She was one of 30 students chosen for the program. Brady is researching the connection between the natural environment, gender and the military, specifically during the final stages of the American Civil War. The seminar will likely provide background for her dissertation research and help her learn about teaching and researching military history. _________________________________ Earth friendly: Hazardous-waste facility to accept collections The Lawrence-Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 711 E. 23rd, will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to collect waste products. City employees will receive paints and paint-related products, household cleaners, pest control items, and automotive and miscellaneous products for proper disposal. More than 61,000 pounds of hazardous wastes were disposed of last year through the program. Businesses that generate less than 55 pounds per month of hazardous waste, or less than 2.2 pounds per month of acutely hazardous waste, also are allowed to use the facility. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25, the facility will sponsor a Product Reuse Program open house to distribute to the public, free-of-charge, shelves of slightly used products, including paint, pest control products, and household cleaners. The purpose of this program is to reduce the amount of hazardous waste disposal. More than 9,600 pounds of product were distributed through the program last year. For more information on these programs, call 832-3030. _________________________________ National champions: Former Lawrence residents win orienteering titles Four former Lawrence residents won national championships at the U.S. Short- and Long-Course Orienteering Champions last month near Cincinnati. Mark Everett, Lawrence native and Lawrence High and Kansas University graduate, won the men’s elite events in both the short- and long-course races. He is the son of Carolyn and Grover Everett, Lawrence. Mike Eglinski won the national title for the long-course men’s 35-39 age category. He is the son of Georgann Eglinski and Edmund Eglinski, both of Lawrence. Peggy Dickison placed first in the women’s 40-44 age category, and Karan Keith won the long-course race in the women’s 40-44 age category. Eglinski and Everett are alumni of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. Dickison and Keith attended KU. All four are members of the Lawrence-based Orienteer Kansas club.
Wilma Jane Severns
April 15, 2001
Donald McGuinness
April 15, 2001
Area briefs
April 15, 2001
KU sets final exams Perry-Lecompton High School to have blood drive Trade officials to discuss American-Japanese business Rural center offers cost-share funds Group seeks airborne veterans
Jayhawks claim six track victories
April 15, 2001
Andrea Bulat, Eve Lamborn, Jennifer Foster, Brian Blachly, Alex Thomas and Brent Behrens claimed individual titles for Kansas University at the Fayetteville track and field invitational on Saturday.
LHS baseball sweeps twinbill
Lions roll over Wildcats
April 15, 2001
Sophomores Taylor Martin and Ryan Rowland each threw a complete game, and Derek Bailey was 4-for-8 on the day with two doubles as Lawrence High claimed its first doubleheader sweep of the season on Saturday at Kansas City Washington.
Cox’s latest is no ‘Bargain’
Emotionless stories don’t elicit empathy for characters
April 15, 2001
By Mark Luce A brutal car wreck, perverted preachers, angry orphans and teen-age girls aflutter with adolescence sexuality.
Bartered Bride’ brings out best in University Theatre
April 15, 2001
By Jan Biles There could not be a more enjoyable and satisfying way for University Theatre to close out its season than with its imaginative production of “The Bartered Bride.”
Briefcase
April 15, 2001
Students flunk test of financial literacy ‘Traditional’ workers sought Name that company
Stopping seeds key to control of these weeds
April 15, 2001
By Bruce Chladny Flowers are starting to bloom, seemingly dead plants are coming back to life and allergies continue to go wild. At my home, everything about spring is welcome but the drippy nose and the winter annual weeds henbit and chickweed.
Humor eases tax pain
April 15, 2001
World Briefs
April 15, 2001
Bangladesh: Bomb at celebration explodes, kills 9 people England: Explosion rocks London postal center
Violence mars Easter weekend
April 15, 2001
On Christianity’s holiest weekend, Israeli warplanes blasted the hideouts of Lebanese guerrillas who attacked Israeli troops, Palestinians resumed mortar fire against Israelis, and pilgrims heard Biblical hymns with tears in their eyes.
NBA Roundup: Robinson sparks Spurs
San Antonio clinches Western homecourt edge
April 15, 2001
The San Antonio Spurs had little interest in relishing their latest accomplishment clinching home-court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs. Moments after their 111-95 rout of the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night, the NBA-leading Spurs were looking ahead.
KU men’s golf in ninth place
April 15, 2001
Kansas University’s men’s golf team is in ninth place heading into the final round of the Intercollegiate after carding a 589 in Saturday’s 36-hold first round.
Travel briefs
April 15, 2001
St. Louis celebrates jazz of Miles Davis Bangor welcomes National Folk Festival Caribbean country adds protection from peddlers Clinton library exhibit will show pros, cons New spa, hotel built to boost tourism
Daffodils herald spring
April bloomer reflects season’s bright start
April 15, 2001
By Carol Boncella Naming the flower of this month is a tough call. Some would opt for the daffodil, while others, no doubt, would cast their votes for the Easter lily. I suppose one of the most recognized plants of the season is the Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum).
People
April 15, 2001
Arts notes
April 15, 2001
IMAX film features popular musicians Musicals headline Starlight season KC Ballet plans final show of season 99 Drums brings together children
It’s Etch-A-Sketch with fire
Crew of veterans goes about annual rite in Flint Hills: burning grasslands in early spring
April 15, 2001
By Bill Snead Gene Matile faces north. Then he looks to the south and then the west, nose tilted in the air. His black cowboy hat twists in the gusting winds like a fidgety weather vane. Matile’s about to drop a big, wooden Ohio Blue Tip match on 10,000 acres of Flint Hills grazing land, some of the best in the world.
Jordan might be target
Comeback attempt could prompt younger players to ‘try to get him’
April 15, 2001
If Michael Jordan returns to the NBA, there’s a 99.9 percent chance that every young whippersnapper in the league will be looking to knock a little of the tarnish off his legend.
Seabiscuit’ rides into winner’s circle
April 15, 2001
In “Seabiscuit: An American Legend” (Random House, 399 pages, $24.95), Laura Hillenbrand has written a sports biography with the warmth and ease of a children’s story.
No one understands the market
April 15, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald Let’s take a look at your investment portfolio. In the current market, you should have most of your money in something fairly conservative, such as a coffee can buried under your house.
Salons cater to men’s new demand: pampering
April 15, 2001
For executive Frederic Mayerson, being pampered is the only time he has to relax. “It’s not about looking good. I look good whether I do this or not,” said Mayerson, chairman of The Walnut Group, a venture capital firm with offices in Cincinnati and New York.
Arts notes
April 15, 2001
Theater starts troupe for senior citizens KU music professor conducting in Singapore Nominations due for state arts award Horn professor to give recital Concert features KU singing groups
Bookstore
April 15, 2001
Bank, tax records can reconstruct finances
April 15, 2001