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Flash flood watch issued for Douglas County
April 21, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 3:59 p.m.) The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Saturday night for much of northeast and east central Kansas, including Douglas and Jefferson counties.
Fire hits Douglas County Fairgrounds
April 21, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 1:55 p.m.) Lawrence firefighters were battling a roaring fire early Saturday afternoon that was causing heavy damage to the concessions building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
World Briefs
April 21, 2001
Quebec: Bush to nominate Missouri businessman London: Cell handsets in Europe strike new chor Jerusalem: Palestinian journalist wounded by Israeli fire
World Briefs
April 21, 2001
Peru: Jet shoots down U.S. missionary plane Congo: U.N. troops deploy after standoff ends Haiti: Five dead after attack on transmitter site
Vet racer Robison takes Topeka grand opening
April 21, 2001
Billy Robison (Topeka) thrilled his hometown fans Saturday night as he captured an exciting 25-lap NASCAR Modified feature race, capping a grand opening celebration at the new O_Reilly Auto Parts Motor Speedway at Heartland Park Topeka.
On the record
April 21, 2001
Unruly passengers prompt flight to divert
April 21, 2001
Twin sisters who said they were flying to a modeling contest in China were charged with federal felonies Friday after they allegedly downed too many drinks too quickly, began swearing at each other and used the aircraft rest room to smoke.
Free State’s medley relays finish strong
April 21, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus With Jenks, Okla., well on its way to a Kansas Relays record in the girls distance medley relay, Free State High and Manhattan were jockeying for second place. Free State made the last move when senior Jackie Dubois passed Manhattan’s anchor on the final curve to secure a silver medal for the Firebirds, the top finisher for a city entry on Friday at Memorial Stadium
KU banquet tonight
April 21, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team’s annual awards banquet will be tonight at the Holidome. The buffet banquet will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 per person.
Free State softball swept by SM Northwest
April 21, 2001
Kasey Asher’s opening-game double was the only hit Free State’s softball team managed in a 14-0, 18-0 doubleheader loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest on Friday.
Boeing beats forecasts
Airplane deliveries, tax break lift earnings
April 21, 2001
Buoyed by strong airplane deliveries and a substantial tax break, Boeing Co.’s first-quarter earnings nearly tripled from a year ago, when the aerospace company had been hurt by a strike.
Kansas bowlers tie for fifth
KU finish best ever at Championships
April 21, 2001
Kansas University made its best showing ever at the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships on Friday, finishing in a fifth-place tie with Central Missouri State. The Jayhawks won their first two matches, defeating top-ranked Saginaw Valley, four games to two, and No. 2 seed Nebraska, 4-3.
Honeywell profits slide
Lawrence, Olathe plants untouched by 6,500 layoffs
April 21, 2001
With sales in key markets slumping and first-quarter profits down 92 percent, high-tech manufacturer Honeywell International Inc. said Friday that it was cutting 6,500 jobs to remain competitive leading up to its merger with General Electric Co.
KU, Missouri, Texas to battle in Big 12
Basketball in conference will be improved with return of Snyder, players
April 21, 2001
By Bill Mayer Last summer, zealots for 11 of the Big 12 basketball programs were inclined to feel a little sick to their stomachs when Kansas coach Roy Williams declared “I’m stayin.’” Their hope was that Mother North Carolina’s siren song would be too sultry to ignore and KU would become easier pickings.
Central National checks into growth
Junction City based-bank wants to make Lawrence its biggest market
April 21, 2001
By Mark Fagan Lawrence’s bank rush is speeding up. Central National Bank is staking its claim to three new bank locations in town, two of them in eastern Lawrence. The Junction City-based bank is in negotiations for acquiring land or leases at three sites: 3110 Nieder Road, adjacent to Douglas County Bank at 31st and Iowa streets; 23rd and Harper streets; and 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Daily ticker
April 21, 2001
Knee injury sidelines Febles
April 21, 2001
Second baseman Carlos Febles will miss at least eight weeks with a partially torn ligament in his right knee, the Kansas City Royals said Friday. Febles experienced swelling on the knee after diving for a ball in Toronto this week.
Jays swat Royals - Toronto 12, Kansas City 4
Delgado clubs three homers in victory
April 21, 2001
Carlos Delgado was not too tired to terrorize Kansas City. Delgado hit three home runs for the second time this season and twice teamed with Raul Mondesi on back-to-back shots as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Royals 12-4 Friday night.
NHL Playoffs: Carolina turns back Devils
April 21, 2001
It’s time for the New Jersey Devils to start worrying about the Carolina Hurricanes and Arturs Irbe. Really worry. Irbe stopped 37 shots and the Hurricanes refused to call it a season for the second straight game, beating the defending Stanley Cup champions 3-2 Friday night.
Club news
April 21, 2001
Around and about
April 21, 2001
KU headed to ISU
April 21, 2001
Leah Tabb had a promising freshman season, a stinker of a sophomore season and now the Kansas University catcher-outfielder is tearing it up as a junior. Tabb already has tied the school single-season home run record with nine, and she has 32 runs batted in one more than she had in her first two years combined.
4-H News
April 21, 2001
Anniversaries
April 21, 2001
Dodge drivers sweep
Compton takes Talladega pole
April 21, 2001
Carburetor restrictor plates? No problem for the Dodge boys. After sweeping the first three spots in qualifying for the season-opening Daytona 500 in its return to NASCAR’s top stock car series after a 16-year absence, Dodge again grabbed the top three positions Friday for the Talladega 500.
Court: Remarks improper, but convictions stand
April 21, 2001
A prosecutor told jurors in one first-degree murder case that the defendant had “cold-blooded killing eyes.” In another, the prosecutor advised jurors that they were close to the “the hands of a killer.”
Out-of-state insurance companies targeted for tax increase in plan
April 21, 2001
The Senate Ways and Means Committee has endorsed a plan to close a hole in the state budget with a small tax increase on out-of-state insurance companies and a big dose of fiscal maneuvering.
Physician takes spot on LMH board
April 21, 2001
Dr. Mark Praeger, a Lawrence physician, has been appointed to serve on the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. Praeger replaces Dr. Matt Stein, a Lawrence physician who resigned to become a staff oncologist in LMH’s Oncology Center.
Audit confirms hospital’s financial health
April 21, 2001
By Mike Belt An audited financial statement for 2000 shows Lawrence Memorial Hospital to be in good health. The statement, received by the LMH Board of Trustees during its meeting this week, showed a 16 percent increase in revenue and a $7.2 million reduction in net accounts receivable.
Fixico named distinguished prof
April 21, 2001
Donald L. Fixico, director of the Indigenous Nations Studies Program at Kansas University, has been named the Thomas M. Bowlus distinguished professor in American Indian History.
McDaniel Services
April 21, 2001
John Garrett
April 21, 2001
Francis ‘Joe’ Urbanek
April 21, 2001
Baldwin train trip offers murder mystery
April 21, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Did Col. Mustard commit the crime with a candlestick in the billiard room? Although the characters will be different from the Clue board game, people will have a chance to ask similar questions and solve a murder mystery aboard the Midland Railway’s excursion train this weekend.
City attorney’s opinion raises bar for Home Depot
April 21, 2001
By Joel Mathis It is too late for a property owner near a proposed Home Depot development to withdraw from a protest petition against rezoning for the project, city officials said Friday.
Six pillars of character’ provide fodder for graduation speeches
April 21, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Invitations likely were extended some time ago to thousands of individuals across the country asking them to be commencement speakers in May and June at graduation ceremonies for schools ranging from elementary grades through colleges and universities.
Print media honors their own
April 21, 2001
A reporter, five editors and a newspaper were recognized for contributions to the Kansas newspaper industry Friday during the Kansas Press Assn.’s annual convention. The Parsons Sun staff received the Victor Murdock Award, which recognizes outstanding journalistic standards and was established to honor the longtime Wichita Eagle editor.
Germ code deciphered
April 21, 2001
Scientists have deciphered the genetic code of staph, a common but particularly dangerous germ that can be deadly for hospital patients and is becoming increasingly immune to drugs.
Role of virus in lung cancer debated
April 21, 2001
Scientists gathered Friday for a two-day conference to explore the suspected causes and possible treatments for one of the deadliest of human cancers. For years, doctors were certain that the lethal lung cancer was caused only by exposure to asbestos.
Science briefs
April 21, 2001
Space technology decodes ancient texts Incinerator near base to be removed FDA stiffens warning about addiction drug
Penders leaving Colonials
April 21, 2001
George Washington coach Tom Penders resigned Friday, ending a week of scandal involving possible NCAA rules violations and charges against a player. Penders quit effective June 30, saying he was burned out.
Tickets returned to Packers
April 21, 2001
Nearly 7,000 season tickets have been returned to the Green Bay Packers from fans who refused to pay a user fee of up to $1,400 per ticket to help finance the Lambeau Field renovation.
Arafat suggests joint cease-fire, Sharon says it’s not enough
April 21, 2001
Yasser Arafat suggested that he and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon issue simultaneous calls to end months of deadly violence but Israel says it wants to see action, not words from the Palestinian leader.
Stubblefield looking for work
April 21, 2001
Unwanted in the nation’s capital for salary cap reasons, former Kansas University defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield appeared ready this week to return to the San Francisco 49ers, the team that selected him in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft.
Towns brace for floods
April 21, 2001
Residents along the Mississippi continued filling sandbags and pumping water from their homes Friday as the rising river neared its crest. “Every day’s a battle,” said Jamie Fox as he struggled with a large hose forcing water out of his basement in Prairie du Chien, a community of about 6,000 where the Wisconsin River flows into the Mississippi.
Larkin hits first grand slam
April 21, 2001
Cincinnati’s Barry Larkin hit the first grand slam of his career Friday night, connecting off New York Mets starter Al Leiter. Larkin, above left, led all active major leaguers in at-bats 6,734 without a grand slam. The Reds won 9-5.
Can Stiles ignite Fire in Portland?
April 21, 2001
Jackie Stiles’ dream came true on Friday. Stiles, the NCAA career scoring leader with 3,393 points, was drafted by the Portland Fire with the fourth overall pick in the WNBA draft.
Kansas City swaps pick for Green
Chiefs also sign Brister as backup quarterback
April 21, 2001
Dick Vermeil and the Kansas City Chiefs finally landed Trent Green, acquiring the quarterback from St. Louis on Friday night. Vermeil, who coached Green in St. Louis, had been trying to get the 29-year-old veteran since Elvis Grbac became a free agent and threw the franchise into a quarterback crisis.
Expert opinion?
April 21, 2001
North Massachusetts?
April 21, 2001
J-W Editorials Why not think about renaming North Second Street? It’s interesting the ideas that are revealed when people start sharing their wish lists for Lawrence. Some of that dreaming has been taking place as part of the Journal-World’s “Lawrence is Growing” project.
Celebrity’s homecoming speech focuses on lessons learned at home
Lawrence native Erin Brockovich urges journalists to ‘stand up for what’s right’
April 21, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Erin Brockovich brought home her motivational road show Friday, preaching the principles she learned growing up in Lawrence and that guide her life today. The 1978 Lawrence High School graduate was home for the first time in six years to speak at the Kansas Press Assn.’s annual convention at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
Ashcroft defends McVeigh broadcast
April 21, 2001
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft on Friday defended his decision to allow a closed-circuit broadcast of the execution of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. Ashcroft, in Kansas City, Mo., to meet with business leaders and Justice Department officials, said he was not concerned that the broadcast would set a precedent.
Convict freed who beat three execution dates
April 21, 2001
In 1982, Donald Paradis was scheduled to be hanged. In 1986, he was set to be executed by firing squad. In 1995 he received a date to be put to death by lethal injection. On April 10, he walked out of the Kootenai County Courthouse a free man.
Budget amendments for education rejected
April 21, 2001
Gov. Bill Graves’ attempt to add more funds to higher education institutions, including Kansas University, was rejected by the Senate budget-writing committee Friday. The committee voted down budget amendments submitted by Graves, which would have provided $9.4 million to regents universities, including $2.8 million to KU and nearly $1 million to KU Medical Center.
Hoof-and-mouth Livestock disease law falls short, critic says
Kansas lawmaker hopes to avoid ‘international incident’ with new legislation
April 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas law is out-of-date and ill-equipped to respond to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, a key agricultural legislator said Friday. Sen. Derek Schmidt, R-Independence, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said he would introduce legislation next week to modernize the law. “If there were an outbreak here it would quickly become an international incident,” Schmidt said.
University at heart of expanding city
April 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Since Kansas University opened its doors in 1866, the growth of KU and Lawrence have been inextricably linked. “Without KU, Lawrence wouldn’t be anything like it is,” said Tom Eblen, general manager and news adviser at the University Daily Kansan for the past 15 years. “As long as KU is here, it will be the dominating factor in Lawrence.”
Team to probe education fraud
April 21, 2001
Education Secretary Rod Paige said he will appoint an eight-person “strike team” to address waste, fraud and errors in the Education Department, promising to deliver “a clean audit” in 18 months.
University settles English-only lawsuit for $2.4 million
April 21, 2001
A private Catholic university in Texas has agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle a federal lawsuit involving Hispanic housekeepers who claimed they were ordered to speak only English, called “dumb Mexicans” and physically abused by their supervisor.
Teen-age student arrested after firing shots at school
April 21, 2001
A 14-year-old student at a school for troubled youths fired shots Friday at the principal, who escaped injury because the gun initially wouldn’t fire, authorities said.
Columbine remembers victims
Second anniversary of attack marked by service
April 21, 2001
Holding hands and wiping away tears, about 350 people marked the second anniversary Friday of the Columbine High tragedy by listening as the names of the 13 people gunned down by two students were read aloud.
Men of Honor’ leads wave of films with a naval theme
April 21, 2001
The U.S. Navy sails to the video shelves this spring. “Men of Honor,” with Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr., arrived in stores this month and leads the way for a number of new releases featuring naval themes.
Wizards tap Collins to replace Hamilton
Pistons’ Irvine, Cavaliers’ Wittman out of work one day after season ends
April 21, 2001
Losing caught up with two more NBA coaches Thursday, with Detroit firing George Irvine and Cleveland dismissing Randy Wittman. In Washington, Doug Collins returned to the coaching ranks, one day after Leonard Hamilton abruptly resigned from the Wizards.
Nation Briefs
April 21, 2001
Cincinnati: 63 indicted in rioting over police shooting New York: Suit alleges doctor used Cardinal’s blood as relic Louisiana: Fort Riley soldier killed in war games accident
Lawrence briefs
April 21, 2001
Lawrence day-care center becomes a role model Commission considering new medical equipment KU students win awards from broadcast association Mom’s Day fund-raiser to benefit organization KU program to honor outstanding women
Briefcase
April 21, 2001
Soap Momma hits downtown United Parcel moving regional headquarters Ericsson to cut more jobs Wal-Mart backs off German expansion plan Independent stores, chains reach settlement
NBA Playoff Capsules
April 21, 2001
National League Roundup: Larkin’s blast leads Reds over Mets
Veteran’s first career grand slam comes after 6,734 at-bats
April 21, 2001
Barry Larkin’s first grand slam was a long time coming. Larkin broke in with the Reds in 1986 and led all active major league players in at-bats without a slam at 6,734 before connecting against Al Leiter to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 9-5 Friday night.
Scouting news
April 21, 2001
Why do people watch NFL draft?
ESPN’s nonevent can be addictive for viewers despite lack of action, plenty of talking
April 21, 2001
It is the original reality TV show. Before MTV created its “Real World” and long before you saw Richard Hatch in the altogether, there was the NFL draft on ESPN. It is sports programming without the sports, a nonevent that somehow, some way, has become an annual TV hit.
Rosie leads the fun at ‘Kids Awards’
April 21, 2001
Rosie O’Donnell returns for the fifth time to host “Kids Choice Awards” (7 p.m., Saturday, Nickelodeon). Now in its 14th year, the show, featuring thousands of screaming kids live from Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, will salute those movies, songs, TV shows and sports figures that most appeal to younger viewers.
FSHS students honored
April 21, 2001
Five students at Free State High School will be honored today for shooting photographs selected for a gallery show in Kansas City, Mo.
Ogle Carmichael
April 21, 2001
Briefly____________________
April 21, 2001
New president sworn in at Ottawa University Ottawa University alumni, students and staff Friday celebrated the inauguration of the school’s 17th president. John Neal was sworn in at OU’s Chapel and honored with a day of activities. In August, OU’s board of trustees named Neal president-designate after Harold Germer announced his plans to retire as president after eight years of service to the college. For the last three years, Neal has served as vice president for adult and professional studies, working with OU’s campuses throughout the world, which serve about 8,000 students. Neal, a native of New Castle, Ind., received a doctorate in higher education administration from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. He earned a master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a bachelor’s degree from Free Will Baptist College of Tennessee. ____________________ Douglas County: Damage tab from fire near Baldwin: $280,000 Douglas County Sheriff’s authorities on Friday said the home and contents destroyed in a fire a day earlier along U.S. Highway 56 were valued at $280,000. The fire broke out just before noon Thursday at a home about 1.5 miles west of Baldwin. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but firefighters on Thursday suspected an electrical origin. Mark and Toni Hebenstriet lived in the home. No one was injured in the fire. ____________________ Crime: Police make two arrests in armed robbery at hotel Two arrests were made Friday in connection with a robbery Thursday at a Lawrence hotel. Trisha L. Shopbell, 31, was charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, theft of a handgun and an aggravated weapons violation. Shopbell, being held on $50,000 bond, is suspected in the Thursday morning robbery at Westminster Inn, 2525 W. Sixth St. Police said a suspect entered the business, put her hand inside a coat as if to indicate she had a weapon, and demanded cash from the hotel clerk. A man was arrested later Friday during the robbery investigation. The 36-year-old was booked into Douglas County Jail for aiding and abetting aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. He hadn’t been charged but was being held on $50,000 bond. A stolen handgun had been used in the robbery and was recovered, police said, but it wasn’t clear when or from whom the handgun was stolen. Police wouldn’t disclose the relationship between the two suspects. ____________________ Lawrence day-care center becomes a role model One of Lawrence’s longtime day-care centers will be used as a model for child-care programs in Denver. Staff from the Montessori Children’s Academy, Littleton, Colo., spent Friday observing and touring the Sunshine Acres Montessori Preschool & Child Care Center, 2141 Maple Lane. The group will continue its stay today with a daylong workshop on the day care’s Christian education programs. Several months ago, Sunshine director Susan Mozykowski said Lee Blum, director of children education programs at Denver Rescue Mission, contacted her about using the Lawrence day care as a model for the mission’s programs. The Littleton day care is one of the mission’s many programs. Mozykowski, who founded the Lawrence day care in 1970, said Blum selected the Lawrence program because Christian education is an integrated component. “When you teach the whole child that includes the values, morals and spiritual development of the child, in addition to the education and social development,” she said.
National briefs
April 21, 2001
Two therapists found guilty in girl’s ‘rebirthing’ death Audit says safety oversight of NASA contractor lacking U.S. pessimistic on revamped global warming accord
Chinese scholars in U.S. fear returning to homeland
April 21, 2001
The detention of a fifth western-educated scholar of Chinese origin has increased fears in academic circles that China’s security forces are targeting intellectuals in an aggressive hunt for spies.
Visa raises eyebrows
Ex-Taiwan leader to visit Japan
April 21, 2001
Japan is issuing a visa to former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui on condition that he refrain from political activity during his visit, the foreign minister said late Friday, despite fierce opposition from China.
South Africa confronts its AIDS record
April 21, 2001
With the end of the government’s battle against the pharmaceutical industry, a David-and-Goliath fight that made it a hero to AIDS activists, South African officials once again must confront their own spotty record on fighting the disease.
Eight Indian farmers killed in land dispute
April 21, 2001
Masked gunmen using assault rifles killed eight Indian farmers and wounded three in a long-standing dispute in Chiapas, officials reported Friday. The shootings on Thursday were the worst incident of violence in years and marred President Vicente Fox’s efforts to bring peace to the region.
Disease restrictions lifted in some British areas
April 21, 2001
In a tangible sign that Britain is making progress against foot-and-mouth disease, Northamptonshire has become the first British county to shed its “infected area” status.
People
April 21, 2001
Hutton has much to smile about
Actor settles into sidekick role in A&E’s ‘Nero Wolfe’ series
April 21, 2001
Timothy Hutton has what you could call a Jack Lemmon-ish face, one of those faces made perpetually youthful by a smile and a way of arching the eyebrows that turns troubled to sunny in a split second.
Protesters, police clash at Quebec trade summit
April 21, 2001
Angry protesters hurled bricks and hockey pucks at police Friday during a three-hour demonstration against a trade summit that began amid thick clouds of tear gas used to control the unruly crowd.
The Mag: Sports XFL cutline
April 21, 2001
Thad Allender/Journal-World Photo KEVIN HEIMAN, RIGHT, celebrates next to his brother Jeff after a touchdown during last Saturdays XFL game championship.
Mother-in-law offers common-sense tips for first meeting
April 21, 2001
Horoscopes
April 21, 2001
KU’s Bulat best in javelin toss
Kansas junior clips fellow Canadian with toss of 154-1 to take title
April 21, 2001
By Gary Bedore Andrea Bulat prefers not to be bothered during the javelin throw. “I am competing, so it is kind of a personal thing,” said Bulat, who won the two-hour Kansas Relays women’s javelin event in an NCAA-qualifying 154-feet, 1 inch on Friday afternoon outside Memorial Stadium.
Well being
April 21, 2001
St. John’s wort may not treat depression, study says Take aspirin to heart New services at LMH South
Chargers deal top pick to Falcons
Atlanta plans to take Virginia Tech quarterback Vick
April 21, 2001
It looks like Michael Vick will be a Falcon rather than a Charger. San Diego, unhappy with its negotiations with the Virginia Tech quarterback, made the first move in the 2001 NFL draft Friday by trading the first overall pick to Atlanta. The Falcons will use it to take Vick.
American League Roundup: Yankees blast Boston
Martinez’s slam ignites New York in 6-1victory
April 21, 2001
Joe Torre couldn’t have scripted a better game. Bernie Williams returned to the New York Yankees’ lineup, Andy Pettitte gave a weary bullpen needed rest and Tino Martinez provided a big blow early.
Senators draft second school finance proposal
Plan calls for higher sales tax, raising base state aid
April 21, 2001
A group of senators will try again in the coming days to persuade colleagues to feed more money to the $2.26 billion gorilla known as public education. Not all legislators believe more money will improve education for the state’s 468,000 students.
District insurance costs soar
Board to consider plan where teachers, staff would absorb much of increase
April 21, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school district employees could be hit hard next year by soaring health insurance rates. Rates are expected to surge 18.5 percent next year, officials said Friday, prompting the school board to consider adding substantially to program costs paid by employees. “It represents more bad news in terms of rising costs,” Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman said.
Only public should have monopolies
April 21, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Only one kind of monopoly should exist: a government monopoly. Most private monopolies are illegal and they are illegal for a reason. They prevent competition, which harms consumers. But there are legal private monopolies, and they do not work.
Richard Runquist
April 21, 2001
Hero wanted
April 21, 2001
Profit-taking sends stocks lower
April 21, 2001
Wall Street ended its best two weeks of the year Friday with profit-taking from a spectacular rally that included triple-digit gains in the Dow Jones industrials and Nasdaq composite index.
Haskell’s Snelding to make debut
April 21, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Throw, throw, throw, throw. Then throw some more. In a nutshell, that’s the offensive philosophy of new Haskell Indian Nations University football coach Graham Snelding.
Music could signal trouble
April 21, 2001
I was disturbed by your response to a reader who hears music when none is playing. I have heard music in my head all my life and don’t consider it abnormal. I can entertain myself just by thinking of a symphony.
Magic extend Rivers’ pact
April 21, 2001
The Magic signed coach Doc Rivers to a contract extension through the 2004-05 season, ending growing speculation about his future.
Komine grounds Jayhawks
Nebraska pitcher stymies KU in 9-0 victory
April 21, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Shane Komine has dominated Kansas University throughout his career, so Friday’s performance against the Jayhawks shouldn’t have caught him by surprise. It did, but not because he mastered KU yet again, but because of the manner in which he did.
TB outbreak linked to exotic dancers
April 21, 2001
An outbreak of tuberculosis has been linked to exotic dancers at six “gentlemen’s clubs” in Wichita, according to a published report. The investigation into the Wichita outbreak was featured in the recent issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Coral reef aquarium a new KU teaching tool
April 21, 2001
By Terry Rombeck For Wayne and Kathleen Gillett, the only thing better than watching their coral collection is seeing reefs in the Caribbean. “We’d sit there and watch the reef tank instead of watching TV,” Kathleen Gillett said. Now, the Gilletts who invested six years and more than $7,000 in their 55-gallon aquarium are donating the tank to Kansas University.
Orlando drafts KU’s Johnson
April 21, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock The first couple of rounds of Friday’s WNBA draft were televised live on ESPN2, but Kansas University’s Jaclyn Johnson was nowhere near the tube. “I had to work out,” Johnson said after learning she had been tapped in the third round of the WNBA draft 42nd overall by the Orlando Miracle. “I can’t be stopping what I do to watch TV.”
Campus abortion debate heats up
April 21, 2001
At the rate of a campus a day, the president of the National Organization for Women has been touring colleges for weeks, spreading the message that abortion rights are under siege. Over the same span, abortion foes have displayed graphic 6-foot-by-13-foot signs at four state universities in the Carolinas, depicting aborted fetuses and Holocaust victims.
Bright, but lazy, takes the day
April 21, 2001
By Mike Shields Creators Syndicate It is almost six months since the 2000 presidential election, where the nominees of the two major parties accomplished the near-impossible: The Democrat, after his party had held the White House during eight years of uninterrupted world peace and unmatched national prosperity, somehow lost because a lot of people had become convinced that it was now time for a change; while the Republican who did become president first had to overcome enormous obstacles, beginning with the opposition of a majority of his fellow citizens who voted for somebody else on Election Day.
KU courting ex-Memphis coach
April 21, 2001
By Robert Sinclair There’s another Tiger lurking around Kansas University’s football team. The Jayhawks, having already hired former Missouri assistant Sam Pittman during the offseason, have met with former Memphis head coach Rip Scherer about their vacant running backs coaching position.
Wind Done Gone’ loses copyright suit
April 21, 2001
A federal judge on Friday blocked the publication of a novel he said borrows too liberally from “Gone With the Wind” and infringes on the copyright of Margaret Mitchell’s classic novel.
Weddings
April 21, 2001
Study questions effectiveness of ear tubes
April 21, 2001
Implanting ear tubes an operation done on hundreds of thousands of toddlers each year does not appear to improve their speech and learning development and may not be worth the risks and the cost, a study suggests.
Spring scrimmage not game set for tonight
April 21, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Terry Allen sounded more like a riverboat gambler than Kansas University’s football coach while discussing tonight’s scrimmage. “The one thing that we probably have going for us with the new staff members is that we do have an element of surprise,” Allen said.
Study: Europeans descended from a few hundred Africans
Findings reported at genome conference
April 21, 2001
Modern Europeans, and maybe populations in other parts of the world, are descended from no more than a few hundred Africans who left their homeland as recently as 25,000 years ago, new research suggests.
Bus vandalism
April 21, 2001
Brown dominates
Baldwin athlete wins javelin competition at relays
April 21, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus As the state’s top javelin thrower this spring, Baldwin junior Eric Brown’s reputation was at stake. Brown’s reputation is safe. He won the javelin Friday morning at the Kansas Relays with a heave of 198 feet, 9 inches with the wind in his face outside Memorial Stadium.
Submarine collision
Japan critical of U.S. Navy decision
April 21, 2001
The families of those killed when a U.S. submarine collided with a Japanese high school fishing boat will not be satisfied unless the submarine’s skipper faces a court martial, a local official said Friday.
Fear fuels Cincinnati violence
April 21, 2001
By Claude Lewis Philadelphia Inquirer A few years ago, when the Rev. Jesse Jackson enjoyed greater credibility, he confessed he felt relieved when several young men walking behind him on a dark street turned out to be Caucasians.
Nation Briefs
April 21, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Sarah Brady says she has lung cancer Washington, D.C.: Aegis system for Taiwan proves controversial Boston: Judge rules Skakel must stand trial Alabama: Defense motion rejected by Supreme Court
Engagements
April 21, 2001