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Winston Cup at a glance
April 20, 2001
The 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup schedule (winners in parentheses) and driver point standings:
Daily ticker
April 20, 2001
Bad economic times can become good times for the soul
As layoffs climb, some people turn to faith communities for support and refuge
April 20, 2001
David Billingsley looks like a man who has it all. He has a loving wife and four bright children. They share an elegant Dallas-area home with four bedrooms, a pool and two minivans in the garage.
Bush’s argument on arsenic
April 20, 2001
By Robert Reno Newsday Ordinary Americans are used to feeling like insignificant slobs next to such concentrations of power as, say, the oil lobby, the banking lobby or the National Rifle Assn.
No place safer than schools, expert says
On second anniversary of Colorado shooting, parents offered comfort
April 20, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The fear many parents have of their children being bombed or shot at school is unjustified, an expert on school violence said Thursday. “School, beyond a shadow of a doubt, is the safest place to be,” said John Dudley, a Lincoln, Neb., consultant who has written and lectured extensively on school violence.
Progress seen for women in military but barriers remain
April 20, 2001
Fifty years after a special committee was established to advance the interests of women in the military, supporters say women still struggle to gain equality in the ranks.
Bush seeks balance on environment
April 20, 2001
President Bush added a measure of balance to an environmental ledger light on regulation Thursday when he backed a treaty to phase out a group of toxic chemicals used mostly in poorer countries.
Nation briefs
April 20, 2001
Columbine lawsuits settled Mississippi floods roll river DNA solves 1990 murder Arson sparks major wildfire
Judge stays KC firing
Embattled superintendent back on the job
April 20, 2001
Fired Kansas City superintendent Benjamin Demps got his job back Thursday. A federal judge overseeing the school district’s massive desegregation effort ordered Demps reinstated, with orders for board members to stay out of his way.
Briefly____________________
April 20, 2001
Kansas Union rededicated to honor 75th anniversary An ROTC color guard was on hand Thursday during a rededication ceremony marking the Kansas Union’s 75th birthday. The student union building on the Kansas University campus was constructed as a memorial to the 130 Kansas University students and alumni who died during World War I. ____________________ Violence: Student suspended for threatening note A 12-year-old Woodlawn School student has been suspended for five days after he was accused of writing a threatening note as part of a class exercise, authorities said. The boy’s teacher confronted him after the note was written and informed the principal. The note, which “contained threatening language” and was “perceived as a threat,” was written as part of a class assignment that involved communicating through notes, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Julie Boyle, Lawrence school district director of communications, confirmed the suspension. The incident occurred Wednesday morning. ____________________ Election 2001: Turney tops in spending for school board race The top vote getter in the Lawrence school board election also spent the most money, preliminary campaign reports show. Austin Turney, who won re-election April 3, filed a report listing $5,127 in expenditures and $3,620 in donations. Turney and the seven other candidates in the race have until May 3 to deliver final reports to the Douglas County clerk listing campaign contributions and expenses. The five candidates who filed reports after the Feb. 27 primary collectively listed donations of $17,209 and expenditures of $17,109. Here are totals from the first reporting period: - Leni Salkind, who won re-election, had $2,629 in contributions and $2,174 in expenses. - Linda Robinson, who was elected and takes office July 1, had $3,745 in contributions and $4,929 in expenses. - Kurt Thurmaier, $4,440 in contributions and $2,389 in expenses. - Dale Vestal, $2,775 in contributions and $2,490 in expenses. Candidates Nicole Rials, Gordon Longabach and Greg Decker received reporting exemptions because they didn’t expect to spend more than $500. If a candidate spends over that limit, he or she must file a report by May 3. ____________________ Music store employees helped solve guitar theft Communication between area music stores led to the recovery of 11 guitars and an amplifier reported stolen Monday from a Lawrence music store. Employees at Mass Street Music, 1347 Mass., had faxed information about the stolen merchandise to dozens of music stores throughout the region in hopes that the guitars would surface, Lawrence Police said. When two men tried to sell a pair of guitars to an Independence, Mo., music store, employees there realized that the instruments were stolen and called police, Lawrence Police detectives said. Authorities recovered those two guitars at the Independence music store, and nine guitars and an amplifier at a Leavenworth residence. The equipment was returned to Mass Street Music on Tuesday. No arrests have been made, but reports on the incident will be forwarded to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office.
Horoscopes
April 20, 2001
Nation briefs
April 20, 2001
Father sentenced for murdering sons Study links leukemia, Agent Orange exposure Search warrants needed to cut infected trees Law scholar killed by accidental overdose
Budget woes lift gambling hopes
Video lottery may be proposed
April 20, 2001
The state’s budget crunch has some lobbyists hoping that state-operated video lottery machines are a revenue source whose time has come � even if the devices do resemble slot machines.
Rampant rhetoric
April 20, 2001
J-W Editorials The governor and legislators want to make themselves heard on state budget issues, but much of what they’re saying doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Area briefs
April 20, 2001
Race to showcase British automobiles Humane Society offers first-aid day for pets KU senior wins Blackiston fellowship Maple Hill resident dies in one-car accident
LHS tennis rolls, 7-2
April 20, 2001
Lawrence High won five singles matches and two doubles matches en route to a 7-2 romp of Manhattan in boys tennis Thursday at Lawrence Tennis Center.
Lawrence softball swept by Vikes
April 20, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High lost a squeaker and squasher on Thursday night at wind-blown Holcom Park. The Lions produced one run unearned at that and nine hits in 21 innings of softball. Shawnee Mission West outlasted the Lions, 3-1, in a 14-inning marathon in the opener and rolled in the nightcap, 7-0, for the sweep.
American League Roundup: Martinez baffles Tampa
Red Sox ace fans 13 as Boston sweeps Devil Rays
April 20, 2001
Pedro Martinez didn’t have to be at his best to beat Tampa Bay once again. The Boston ace, who’s already defeated the punchless Devil Rays twice this season, struck out 13 in just six innings to help the Red Sox sweep Tampa Bay for the second time in two weeks with an 8-3 victory Thursday night.
Boschee’s surgery a success
April 20, 2001
Kansas University junior Jeff Boschee had successful surgery on his right thumb on Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Boschee, a 6-foot-1 basketball shooting guard from Valley City, N.D., will wear a cast and be out of action six weeks.
Wellsville organizes Living History Days
April 20, 2001
By Joy Ludwig One woman has organized three days of living history activities with the aim of making the weekend events an annual affair. Brenda Tri said the first-ever Living History Days festival here will take people back to when Kansas was a new territory and people made their own baskets, brooms and tools.
Robbery suspect sought
April 20, 2001
Sister’s involvement with prison inmates shows desperation
April 20, 2001
Lawrence and Area briefs
April 20, 2001
Topeka resident jailed after scuffle with police Ottawa University to inaugurate new president KU school plays host to Social Work Day
World briefs
April 20, 2001
Livestock epidemic brought ‘under control’ Palestinian mortar retaliation continues Guerrilla says American didn’t know rebel plans Nazi hunters seek ban on Wagner performance
Nation briefs
April 20, 2001
No Powerball jackpot winner Bush won’t lift Iran, Libya sanctions Health guidelines issued for petting zoos Teen-age hit man sentenced for murder
This weekend’s racing
April 20, 2001
Three events are on tap for this weekend, promising all the high-ocatane excitement that racing fans can handle.
Actor rediscovers religion
Judge Reinhold shares his ‘encounter with God’
April 20, 2001
Reflecting on his life as the son of a devout Catholic mother, ‘80s movie icon and recovering alcoholic, Judge Reinhold told a Texas congregation on a recent Sunday morning that fame and fortune couldn’t fill a godless life. In an address peppered with sparks of his familiar goofy persona, Reinhold, 43, told members of Hope Community Church here about his “undeniable encounter with God.”
Spirituality
April 20, 2001
Jim and Tammy Faye’s son doing it his way Unique guide names 600 ‘excellent’ U.S. churches Decade of departures at United Church of Christ
Jefferson’s restless legacy
April 20, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe A light rain is falling on the dirt and grass lane called Mulberry Row. We have come down from the brick mansion where Thomas Jefferson is remembered by his desk and his clocks, his words and his architecture. Mulberry Row is where the others lived.
KU baseball to entertain NU
April 20, 2001
Kansas University’s baseball team will play host to nationally ranked Nebraska in a three-game series that begins today.
Lions Fulton, McClain top city entries
Free State qualifies 21 for Kansas Relays; South’s Birdsong to compete
April 20, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Sophomores Chris Fulton and Dylan McClain will lead a handful of Lawrence High qualifiers at this weekend’s Kansas Relays at Memorial Stadium. Fulton, one of the state’s top sprinters, will run the 100, the 400 relay and distance medley relay. He has run faster than 11 seconds in the 100 in all five meets this season with a season-best of 10.8, fifth best in the state.
LHS soccer scores 2-0 victory
April 20, 2001
Lawrence High’s girls soccer team blanked Shawnee Mission North, 2-0, Thursday night under a slew of yellow cards and the lights at the Youth Sports Inc. field.
NHRA driver leaders
April 20, 2001
Mike Dunn, Bruce Sarver and Warren Johnson head up the Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock divisions, respectively.
Kara Pierce: 6Sports athlete of the week
April 20, 2001
Kara Pierce, KU Softball’s standout freshman pitcher, has already compiled a 17-7 record. She is a prime reason that the Jayhawks are currently sitting in third place in the big 12.v
Briefcase
April 20, 2001
Jobless claims slightly down Ford profits fall but beat expectations eBay tops predictions Xerox rallies on results
Analysts foresee further cuts in interest rates
April 20, 2001
The Federal Reserve’s latest sneak attack against recession probably won’t be the last.
Sun Microsystems earnings slip
April 20, 2001
Computer hardware maker Sun Microsystems Inc.’s third-quarter earnings fell 43 percent from a year ago amid a sharp decline in capital spending in the information technology sector. Sun’s profit was a penny per share higher than Wall Street analysts’ lowered estimates, but sales fell short of expectations.
Microsoft beats Street
Windows sales lead way
April 20, 2001
Microsoft Corp. on Thursday posted quarterly profits and revenues that topped Wall Street estimates as the software giant bucked a wider technology slump with strong sales of its Windows 2000 operating system and other corporate software. Microsoft, the world’s biggest software company, said that for its third fiscal quarter ended March 31 its net profit inched up 2.5 percent, to $2.45 billion, or 44 cents a share, from $2.39 billion, or 43 cents a share, a year earlier.
Taking stock: Is worst over for Wall Street?
April 20, 2001
Wall Street rallied for a second straight session Thursday as investors again celebrated an unexpected interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve. But the real news may be that the bulls are re-emerging, optimists say.
Religion briefs
April 20, 2001
Corpus Christi offers egg roll Parenting expert offers workshop Prophet to speak at Lawrence Christian Ninth Street Baptist finishes series
Traumatic childhood can spur future success
April 20, 2001
Do childhood traumas inevitably twist and warp a person in the adult years?
Prevention programs may feel cuts
Community budgets for social services at risk of losing funding
April 20, 2001
Every Wednesday after lunch, several Chase Middle School students are excused from regular classes so they can attend what amounts to a group therapy session.
Road rage may have sparked explosion
April 20, 2001
Police are investigating whether an incident in which a pipe bomb exploded in a man’s car, leaving him in critical condition, was sparked by road rage.
Foreign labor inspires protest
April 20, 2001
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News How long would it take you to stitch a shoulder seam? If you’re making a kid-size Nike sweatshirt in the Dominican Republic, it better not take you more than 30.35 seconds. That’s half a minute. For both shoulders.
Original stewards
April 20, 2001
Environment may define term
April 20, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe Pollsters, consultants, professional politicians and friends of the new administration all gave President Bush and his advisers similar advice: Go slow on the environment. Remember that two of the most important voting groups, women and suburbanites, care about wilderness areas and clean air and clean water. And don’t forget that there’s a connection between environmental issues and health issues.
On the Record
April 20, 2001
NBA Playoffs: Opening matchups may be compelling
Lakers, Blazers ready for rematch
April 20, 2001
No shortage of subplots in the first round of the NBA playoffs. A rematch of last year’s Western Conference finals; a chance for the 76ers to overcome their nemesis; a Heat-Hornets series chock full of ex-teammates; Mark Cuban vs. The Mailman; Chris Childs vs. Jeff Van Gundy; George Karl vs. Doc Rivers.
Canseco twins reunited on minor league team
April 20, 2001
The Newark Bears, an independent minor league team struggling to fill the seats in its $30 million downtown ballpark, signed former major league star Jose Canseco and his twin brother, Ozzie, who hit 48 home runs for the Bears last season.
SM North takes two from FSHS baseball
April 20, 2001
By Levi Chronister Free State High’s baseball team continued to struggle in tense situations Thursday, dropping two close games to Shawnee Mission North at the FSHS field. The Firebirds lost the first game of a doubleheader against the Indians, 6-4 in nine innings, and dropped the second game, 12-9.
National League Roundup: Rockies blank Padres again
April 20, 2001
So much for the theory that the Colorado Rockies play rotten on the road. Look what they did to San Diego. Denny Neagle and three relievers combined on a six-hitter and the Rockies shut out the Padres for the second straight game, winning 4-0 Thursday.
SM North sweeps Free State softball
April 20, 2001
Free State pounded out 18 hits on Thursday at Free State, but it wasn’t enough to avoid being swept by Shawnee Mission North, 10-3 and 16-8. “We’re hitting the ball well, and we didn’t make too many errors,” FSHS coach Pam Pine said.
City Athlete of the Week: Jessica Virtue, Free State
April 20, 2001
Virtue won her fifth consecutive diving competition on Thursday at Olathe California Trail, compiling 249.2 points in the Firebirds’ final meet before Sunflower League.
Free State tennis thumps SM West
Firebirds mix up lineup to show off depth, still spank Vikings, 8-1
April 20, 2001
By Levi Chronister Even with a jumbled lineup, Free State High’s boys tennis team put together a convincing victory over Shawnee Mission West on Thursday at Free State. Instead of having his top players play both singles and doubles, coach Jon Renberger set his lineup so every player had one match, and the Firebirds defeated the Vikings, 8-1.
LHS baseball splits with SM South
April 20, 2001
Lawrence High ripped No. 3-ranked Shawnee Mission South, 14-4, in the opening game of a baseball doubleheader before falling in the nightcap, 5-1, on Thursday at Johnson County 3&2.
FSHS soccer falls
April 20, 2001
Two-time defending state champion Shawnee Mission East upended Free State, 3-0, in girls soccer on Thursday at the Shawnee Mission Complex.
Royals owner Glass defends manager
April 20, 2001
Despite the Royals’ major league-worst 4-11 record, Kansas City owner David Glass said he remained 100-percent committed to manager Tony Muser. “Tony’s not the one who performs on the field,” Glass said Thursday from his office in Bentonville, Ark.
KU bowlers earn bye at nationals
April 20, 2001
Kansas University’s men’s bowling team was sixth among 16 teams Thursday in qualifying for the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships double-elimination tournament. KU earned a opening-round bye for the tournament. The Jayhawks today will play the winner of a match between Utah and Erie (N.Y.) Community College.
Preserving the past
Lawrence man hopes to restore Buddhist monastery
April 20, 2001
By Jim Baker Some people in Lawrence know Subarna Bhattachan as the genial co-owner of La Parrilla, 814 Mass. But Bhattachan has a dream that has nothing to do with the Latin American restaurant.
Norris, Nesmith eagerly await NFL draft
April 20, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Moran Norris has heard so many varying opinions of his worth in this weekend’s NFL draft, he has stopped listening. “I don’t pay any attention to it,” Norris, a powerful fullback who graduated from Kansas University in December, said Thursday from his Houston home. “I’ve heard so many things.
Area cities feel growth’s effects
April 20, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Editor’s note: This is one in a series of “stakeholder profiles,” stories that are intended to highlight the views of members of a single group. When he and his wife, Alberta, moved here from Topeka, Eudora’s population was just more than 600 people. A bank, a few filling stations, a pharmacy with a soda fountain, auto mechanic’s garage, hardware store, doctor’s office, a beauty salon and barber shop, five restaurants and two grocery stores were the sum total of the business community.
Record-holder wins hammer
Venerable Syedikh dominates field with toss of 204-5
April 20, 2001
By Gary Bedore Yuriy Syedikh’s world hammer record may stand forever. “It’s still mine after 15 years. Of course, one day somebody may break it, but at the moment, I don’t see anybody who can break the record,” said Syedikh, who needed just one throw to win Thursday’s Kansas Relays hammer competition with a heave of 204-feet, 5-inches.
The real Erin Brockovich
Lawrence native whose tale became hit movie comes home
April 20, 2001
By Jan Biles In the back yard of B.J. and Frank Pattee’s south Lawrence home sits a wooden lawn swing, a gift from their daughter Erin. The story of how it got there is instructive:
Slow riders will win Tour de Fat challenge
April 20, 2001
By Mike Belt Slow rides, ghost rides and a paperboy challenge are just a few of the zany bicycle contests to be Saturday in Burcham Park as part of Tour de Fat 2001.
Kansas Union rededicated for 75th year
April 20, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The military has played a role in the Kansas Union since its birth.
Fugitive surrenders to police
April 20, 2001
A fugitive featured as one of Lawrence-Douglas County Crime Stoppers’ most wanted turned himself in to authorities.
Wright, Tabb pace KU softball, 6-1
Jayhawks collect 11 hits, hold Missouri to four in rout
April 20, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Thanks, Courtney Wright says, but no thanks. Wright doesn’t want to be named Big 12 Conference softball player of the week again. “The funny thing was I had a bad practice after I found out,” said Wright, Kansas University’s junior shortstop, “so I don’t know if it was a curse or not. But I’d rather a teammate win.”
Dance to honor resident slain in ‘91
April 20, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence’s American Indian community on Saturday will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Gregory Sevier’s death with a “stomp dance.”
Regents raise fees, hear swimmers’ pleas
April 20, 2001
The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved increasing Kansas University student fees by $12.50 per semester and heard a plea from former KU swimmers to reinstate men’s swimming and tennis programs.
Shuttle heads for space station rendezvous
April 20, 2001
Shuttle Endeavour arrived in orbit Thursday with a critical piece of the International Space Station while the Italian Space Agency took steps to salvage a bedroom for the outpost cut by President Bush. Endeavour and its crew of seven astronauts are headed toward a Saturday rendezvous with the station after blasting off through partly cloudy skies above Kennedy Space Center. A relatively smooth countdown preceded a routine 8 1/2-minute climb to orbit.
China, U.S. stand firm on plane talks
April 20, 2001
After a contentious start, American negotiators Thursday concluded a round of talks with China over the U.S. spy plane incident with a more upbeat assessment of their meetings but no agreement for the return of the plane. While the American team characterized the negotiations as “productive,” Chinese officials reacted negatively, attacking anew the U.S. version of events in the April 1 collision with a Chinese fighter jet.
Langston Hughes School teaches students about greener side of life
April 20, 2001
By Mike Belt Its exterior is mostly brown, but often it is referred to as a “green building.” And on Sunday, when elementary students at the new Langston Hughes School look for examples that epitomize the concept of Earth Day, they won’t have to look any farther than their own building.
Drivers wary of Talladega Superspeedway
Sunday’s race figures to be another nerve-racking special
April 20, 2001
Veteran columnist Clyde Bolton in this week’s Birmingham (Ala.) News: “All I want for Christmas is a dull Talladega 500 with somebody winning by a lap and nobody crashing.” Won’t happen. Sunday’s race at the Alabama super speedway will be another nerve-racking Talladega special.
XFL has been NBC’s football folly
After Million Dollar Game, network should waste no time in dumping $45 million mistake
April 20, 2001
The XFL will play its “Million Dollar Game” Saturday. For NBC it will be the end of its $45 million game. The network won’t wait more than five seconds to pull the plug on this botched enterprise. According to industry sources, it cost NBC about $45 million to do this dance with Vince McMahon.
Spending plan begs tax question
Graves’ proposal silent on increases, but lawmakers feel the pressure
April 20, 2001
A day after branding tax increases the best solution to the state’s budget problems, Gov. Bill Graves outlined spending proposals that appeared to some legislators to force the issue.
College shrine adds 18
KU’s Outland, OU’s Switzer among inductees
April 20, 2001
Fifteen players and three coaches including defensive back Terry Kinard, tight end Keith Jackson and coach Barry Switzer were added to the College Football Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Fire claims home in rural Baldwin
April 20, 2001
By Kevin Bates Three dozen firefighters Thursday couldn’t save a rural Baldwin home from fire. Authorities suspect the blaze about a mile west of Baldwin was caused by an electrical malfunction.
OKC federal prison to show witnesses McVeigh execution
April 20, 2001
A federal prison facility in Oklahoma City has been chosen as the site where Oklahoma City bombing survivors and victims’ families will watch Timothy McVeigh’s execution on a closed-circuit broadcast.
NHL Playoffs: Flyers stop Sabres, 3-1, to remain alive in series
April 20, 2001
The Philadelphia Flyers got to Dominik Hasek early, and then they got to his head. Mark Recchi scored the go-ahead goal and Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves as the Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1, Thursday night to remain alive in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Cities warn against granting KPL rate hike
April 20, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Officials in Lawrence and nearby cities said Thursday that KPL’s proposed 19 percent increase in electric rates would force them to raise taxes or cut services. Mayor Mike Rundle said the proposal “would have an adverse impact on the ability of the city of Lawrence to provide essential municipal services to the Lawrence community.”
Pharmaceutical firms settle S. Africa case on AIDS drugs
April 20, 2001
Pharmaceutical giants dropped a lawsuit Thursday challenging a South African law that would allow cheaper AIDS drugs to get to millions of Africans, ending an international battle that deeply embarrassed the companies.
Twice-adopted twins back home
April 20, 2001
After a months-long international custody dispute, the “Internet Twins” have been returned to Missouri where a court will decide when and how they will live with their biological parents. Family Court Judge Steven Ohmer confirmed Thursday that the nearly 10-month-old twins are in the custody of state social service workers.
UC hires former LHS volleyball, basketball standout von Tersch
April 20, 2001
Dorinda Kearns von Tersch, a former Lawrence High volleyball and basketball standout, has been named head volleyball coach at the University of Chicago.
People
April 20, 2001
Jamie can’t keep a straight face Life in the fast lane Quiet night at ‘Moulin Rouge’ Beatle battles against land mines
Bush heads to trade summit
April 20, 2001
President Bush, attending his first international summit, will face pressure to establish himself as a global leader when he heads to Quebec today to join 33 other heads of state gathering to sketch the outlines of a controversial “Free Trade Area of the Americas.” The spotlight will be on Bush as he seeks to pull together his peers and create momentum behind a free-trade zone stretching from the top of Canada to the tip of South America, all the while avoiding distractions from anti-globalization demonstrators.
Country crooner Charley Pride first to ‘copy-protect’ CD
April 20, 2001
Say hello to the latest technological breakthrough to hit the music business the copy-protected compact disc, yet another attempt by the record industry to thwart the efforts of Internet pirates. But it’s not the major record labels making the first move. It’s an artist.
61*’ scores with Maris’, Mantle’s home-run race
April 20, 2001
In the pantheon of great baseball movies, HBO’s “61*” may or may not fall into the hallowed company of “The Lou Gehrig Story,” “The Natural” or “Bull Durham.” But for actor Billy Crystal, who produced and directed the emotional story of the 1961 season in which New York Yankees sluggers Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle chased the single-season home-run record, making “61*” was more about tugging at the heartstrings.
Actor-writer brings wiseguy to life
Sopranos’ character unfolds as more than just caricature
April 20, 2001
This guy is a screw-up. That’s the first thing to understand about Christopher Moltisanti. And to savor.
Vick locked in as No. 1 pick
But remainder of Saturday’s pro football selections difficult to predict
April 20, 2001
First comes Michael Vick. After that, intrigue. That seems to be the scenario for Saturday’s NFL draft, where the Virginia Tech quarterback, who played only 20 college games, is almost sure to be taken by the San Diego Chargers with the first pick.
Aussie teen expected to be taken first
April 20, 2001
A teen-ager from Down Under may overshadow the 2001 senior class in today’s WNBA draft. Lauren Jackson, the leading scorer and rebounder for Australia at the Sydney Olympics, is considered the top pick by several WNBA coaches.
Five Brazilians latest to race in Indianapolis 500 pipeline
April 20, 2001
The Brazilian pipeline to the Indianapolis 500 is still wide open. Five drivers three of them rookies from the racing mecca of South America are entered in the May 27 race.
Young Allison now has permission to try racing
April 20, 2001
Liz Allison watched her 9-year-old son, Robbie, crash the first time out, and wondered if he’d still want to be a racer. “He had a neck brace on, and his mouth was all smooshed up,” she said of the aftermath. “He had tears streaming out of his eyes. He said, ‘Mom, I’m scared.’ Five minutes later, it was, ‘Will you let me race again?”’
The Mag: Best Bets
April 20, 2001
Hiatus ends Toadies,
Nation briefs
April 20, 2001
Gag order imposed on KKK bomb trial Investment fraud draws prison, rebuke Computer security agency to sell warnings