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The Mag: talking with Lila
April 22, 2001
Aaron Lindberg/Journal-World Photo LAURA LEFFLER, PORTRAYS a 65-year-old woman named Lila, at the Darby Hope Theater in Paramenter hall at Baker University, during a dress rehearsal for the play, “Talking with.”
Risky rescue flight departs for South Pole
April 22, 2001
A rescue team has landed in Antarctica and plans to head to the South Pole today in the face of high winds and near-total darkness in a risky effort to evacuate an ailing American doctor working at the end of the world.
Dance honors resident slain in ‘91
April 22, 2001
By Mike Belt Gregory Sevier continues to live in the memories of friends and family members in Lawrence and elsewhere. About 200 people turned out for Saturday night’s sixth annual Gregory Sevier Memorial Stomp Dance at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Bus route changes for ‘T’ up for discussion
April 22, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Only five people told Public Transportation Advisory Committee members what they thought about the proposed changes to the Lawrence Transit bus routes during a public hearing Saturday at the Union Pacific Depot.
Houses have a hold on our hearts
April 22, 2001
By George Gurley Whenever the playwright who manages my sleep gets serious, he stages his dramas at my childhood home. The big dreams the backed-up plumbing ones of sin and guilt, the gushing fountain ones of purification and rebirth are always located there.
Participating partners
April 22, 2001
NFL Draft: Vick goes No. 1; defense rules
April 22, 2001
The Baltimore Ravens had the 31st and final selection in the first round of Saturday’s NFL draft. But after Michael Vick went with the first pick to Atlanta, the Ravens’ influence was all over the board.
Reunion sparks memories of World War II-era KU
April 22, 2001
By Terry Rombeck and Mike Belt Former soldiers clad in khaki invaded Kansas University during the late 1940s and early 1950s. This weekend, some of their ranks returned for a 50th anniversary reunion. A half-century ago, thousands of soldiers returned from World War II service and entered college. Class sizes swelled, forever changing colleges and universities across the country, KU included.
Bee Gees stayin’ alive ‘By Request’ on A&E series
April 22, 2001
Robin Gibb talks a blue streak faster than a New York cabbie, faster than a hyperactive Southern belle. And he dispenses opinions, rather strong ones actually, in a declarative fashion that you have to admire.
Briefcase
April 22, 2001
Government in distress? Call Bill Gates, survey says Bureau offers tips on saving energy Name that company
Actress brings life to kids’ film
Carla Gugino is no stranger to adventures in ‘Spy Kids’
April 22, 2001
There’s a scene in “Spy Kids,” an action-adventure flick for the little ones, in which actress Carla Gugino shares an amorous kiss with Antonio Banderas. Problem was, it couldn’t be too amorous. Director/writer Robert Rodriguez had to police things to make sure they were in check for the kiddies.
Steal a look from the red carpet
April 22, 2001
There may be no better way to start a beauty trend than to wear it on the red carpet at the Academy Awards. After all, stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Renee Zellweger and Marcia Gay Harden are style role models.
Caro readies another LBJ epic
April 22, 2001
On the desk of Robert Caro lie 2,007 typewritten pages about the Senate years of Lyndon Baines Johnson. The pages are stacked nearly 7 inches high, more than twice as thick as the Manhattan phone book.
Lecture series addresses big questions
April 22, 2001
By Roger Martin Question 1: Whatever happened to liberalism in America? Question 2: What forces eroded our sense of good and evil in the 20th century? I like it that two Kansas University professors are addressing those grand questions. This spring, they and some other academics are talking to audiences at Unity Temple in Kansas City, Mo., as part of a “Whatever Happened to ” lecture series organized by KU’s Hall Center for the Humanities.
How to avoid bad investment schemes
April 22, 2001
Elderly investors long have been favorite targets for unscrupulous investment advisers. An older person, the theory goes, is likely to have grown up in more trusting times. And, upon discovering that a nest egg just isn’t big enough, an older investor may be tempted to reach for big profits that inevitably come with lots of risk.
Leadership battle may spark change
April 22, 2001
Under normal circumstances, the governing party’s ballot to choose Japan’s next prime minister would be a cinch to call. Former Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto controls the Liberal Democratic Party’s largest faction and is backed by a leading power broker as well as other party stalwarts.
Learning by example
Program connects students, teachers, businesses
April 22, 2001
By Bill Snead A lot of us can remember when the vocational segment of our public school education was a one-hour tour through a local business operation or a maybe a trip to the local newspaper. If we behaved ourselves, our reward might be a key chain or a paper hat. The bus trip usually was the highlight of the day.
Elian’s Miami relatives, leaders remember raid
April 22, 2001
About 300 Cuban exiles held a vigil Saturday outside the Little Havana home where Elian Gonzalez stayed until armed federal agents seized him a year ago this weekend. Religious leaders and supporters of the Cuban boy’s Miami relatives, who waged a long legal battle to keep Elian in the United States against the wishes of his father, organized the vigil to commemorate the anniversary of the April 22 raid.
Arts notes
April 22, 2001
Pianist Lorie Line to perform Wednesday ‘Glass Menagerie’ set at Washburn Author to give lecture on how to make peace KU Czech festival includes three concerts OU students to perform ‘Marcus is Walking’ 99 Drums participants to give free concert
Free State High relays shine
Firebirds second in boys 4x400, fifth in boys 4x800, sixth in girls 4x800
April 22, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High’s track and field team seemed to do its best work in the relays at the weekend Kansas Relays at Memorial Stadium. The Firebirds capped Saturday with a second-place finish in the boys 4x400 relay. Earlier in the day, the Firebirds placed fifth in the boys 4x800 and sixth in the girls 4x800 relay.
Mike McLaughlin takes Subway 300
April 22, 2001
With only a 0.125 second margin between the top two cars, Mike McLaughlin edged Jimmy Spencer to win the Subway 300 Saturday at Talladega.
Faye V. Kahl
April 22, 2001
People
April 22, 2001
Udderly beautiful
Lawrence artists get moo-ving for Kansas City CowParade
April 22, 2001
By Jim Baker Some have called Kansas City a cow town. Now there’s proof. From June 8 through Sept. 14, the Kansas City area will serve as a giant urban pasture to hundreds of bovine visitors. But Kansas Citians needn’t worry about dodging cow pies. These cows aren’t real they’re works of art.
Horoscopes
April 22, 2001
Bookstore
April 22, 2001
Howard men’s MOP
Ex-Razorback not in it for money; Bailey honored
April 22, 2001
By Gary Bedore Olympian Robert Howard received no money for participating in the 2001 Kansas Relays. Competing for free, it seems, is just the way the 25-year-old former University of Arkansas All-American likes it.
National briefs
April 22, 2001
Earthquake felt as far as Salt Lake City Job awaits sub commander
Execution protest not about TV
April 22, 2001
By Bill Thompson Fort Worth Star-Telegram Even the anti-death-penalty fanatics can’t bring themselves to plead for his life or maybe they just don’t have the nerve so they have found a politically acceptable alternative for protesting the impending execution of Timothy McVeigh.
Hill stands out in KU football scrimmage; QB duel a draw
April 22, 2001
By Robert Sinclair It seems everyone has an opinion these days about who Kansas University’s starting quarterback should be sophomore Zach Dyer or red-shirt freshman Mario Kinsey. Everyone, that is, except senior wide receiver Harrison Hill.
Indians blank alumni in spring game
April 22, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Jason Jesus knows he’ll be the quarterback for Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team this fall. Jesus knows it because he’s the only QB on the roster. “They want me to step up and be a leader and I have no choice,” Jesus said. “I’m the only one.”
Wilt still a threat to pine trees
April 22, 2001
By Bruce Chladny As you drive around town, you may notice that many pine trees are suffering. In fact, I routinely ask myself: “I wonder what killed that tree?”
Pesticide bans mean changes for gardeners
April 22, 2001
By Carol Boncella An early TV advertisement promised consumers that they would have “better living through chemistry.” Indeed, we were assured improvements in life were possible through the miracles of chemistry.
Get snippy
Kindest cuts help trees thrive
April 22, 2001
One gray morning, so cold the earth crunched underfoot, my grandfather introduced me to pruning. His worn, wooden-handled loppers squeaked as they sliced through grape cane. His adept cuts ensured another harvest.
Child’s disability complicates divorce
April 22, 2001
Trends
April 22, 2001
This Mother’s Day, it’s your turn Community Theatre plans ‘Hello, Dolly!’ auditions Children’s photo exhibit on display at KU Med Add some Southern style
Huffman ends layoff
Former KU vaulter comes out of retirement, places second
April 22, 2001
By Gary Bedore Retired Olympic vaulter Scott Huffman brought his poles with him to Memorial Stadium on Saturday just in case. “I woke up and thought, ‘Man, it’s a beautiful day. I’ll go out and warm up with Pat,”’ Huffman said of former Kansas University track teammate and current U.S. pole vault standout Pat Manson.
Vick brings talent with a gamble
Reeves hopes history won’t repeat with selection of sophomore quarterback
April 22, 2001
Dan Reeves is the only coach ever to draft a sophomore quarterback in the first round. And he’s done it twice. Tommy Maddox in 1992 out of UCLA. Michael Vick on Saturday out of Virginia Tech. Serial cradle-robber? Astute judge of talent?
The Motley Fool
April 22, 2001
Name that company Dell’s pricing prowess Striking out Defensive stocks Self-employment advice
NHL Playoffs: Penguins push Caps to brink, 2-1
April 22, 2001
All it took was half a minute of Mario Lemieux to put the Washington Capitals on the brink of elimination. Lemieux had a goal and an assist in a 31-second span of the first period as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Capitals 2-1 Saturday.
Peanuts’ get postal due
April 22, 2001
The “Peanuts” comic strip gets a hearty salute on a 34-cent U.S. stamp. A straight-faced Snoopy is featured on the new stamp. He sits atop his doghouse, imagining himself as a flying ace.
Briefs
April 22, 2001
Wife gets wake-up call: Meet husband halfway
April 22, 2001
Arts notes
April 22, 2001
KC Symphony lists classical series Lyric Opera season tickets on sale Kansas railroad offers dinner trains Coterie, Unicorn combine auditions Ballet offers summer youth programs Applications open for touring program
World Briefs
April 22, 2001
Vietnam: New top party leader to be named today Montenegro: Independence key issue in Balkans elections
World briefs
April 22, 2001
Drug leader convicted Muslims protest Time TV magnate vows return
Nation Briefs
April 22, 2001
Denver: Radio stations stop Internet streaming Honolulu: Journalists file suit against university New Jersey: Jury awards $8 million for fall from porch
Knoblauch trade pays for Twins
April 22, 2001
The Minnesota Twins finally are getting what they hoped for when they traded Chuck Knoblauch for four minor leaguers. It took three years, but who’s counting? Certainly not the Twins after the way they’ve started this season.
Baseball Briefs
April 22, 2001
Strained hamstring puts Gwynn on DL Mets’ hurler Leiter has MRI on left elbow Chisox activate Baldwin, place Osuna on DL
National League Roundup: Drew tags two, powers Cardinals
April 22, 2001
J.D. Drew gave Matt Morris all the support he needed. Drew hit two home runs and drove in three runs to lead St. Louis to a 9-2 victory over Houston on Saturday.
American League Roundup: Thome’s blast decisive
Home run in 11th lifts Indians to fifth straight win
April 22, 2001
Everybody left Jacobs Field shaking their heads Saturday, most of all the Detroit Tigers. Jim Thome hit a game-winning two-run homer in the 11th inning on “Jim Thome Bobblehead Day” to give Cleveland a 5-4 victory and extend the Indians’ winning streak to five.
KU soccer tumbles
April 22, 2001
Johanna Larsson and Melanie Schroeder scored goals for Kansas in a 5-2 women’s soccer loss to Creighton on Saturday at SuperTarget Field. Meghann Haven assisted on Larsson’s goal, and Lacey Woolf had an assist on Schroeder’s goal.
Bobby Labonte wins Talladega IROC
April 22, 2001
Bobby Labonte edged Kenny Brack by just over two-tenths of a second to win the IROC event Saturday at Talladega.
TCU defeats Jayhawks in men’s tennis, 5-2
April 22, 2001
Fourth-ranked Texas Christian defeated Kansas University’s‘ men’s tennis team 5-2 on Saturday. KU’s Pete Stroer and Quentin Blakeney upended No. 14 Jimmy Haney and Trace Fielding at No. 1 doubles, but the Horned Frogs won the other two doubles matches to win the doubles point.
Jayhawks down SMU in women’s tennis
April 22, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team defeated No. 44 Southern Methodist 5-2 on Saturday at Robinson Courts in the Jayhawks’ final home match of the season.
Johnson named MVP of women’s basketball
April 22, 2001
Kansas University senior Jaclyn Johnson claimed four awards, including the Lynette Woodard Most Valuable Player Award, at the annual KU women’s basketball awards banquet on Saturday night at the Holidome.
Ex-Jayhawks make stop at fieldhouse
April 22, 2001
Call it, “Senior Day, the Sequel.” Kansas University senior men’s basketball players Eric Chenowith, Kenny Gregory and Luke Axtell bring their senior barnstorming tour to Allen Fieldhouse today for an exhibition game against a group of KU students.
Earth Day takes on ‘sense of urgency’
April 22, 2001
For three decades, Earth Day has offered die-hard preservationists and once-a-year devotees the chance to clean beaches, picnic at the park and pay homage to the environment.
Diplomats, activists blast U.S. on climate change
April 22, 2001
Diplomats and environmental activists from 40 countries met Saturday for informal talks on climate change and criticized the United States for its rejection of a U.N. agreement designed to combat global warming.
Coal mine explosion kills 48 in central China
April 22, 2001
An explosion in an illegal coal mine in central China killed 48 people, a mine official said today. Only four miners escaped Saturday’s blast at the mine near Hancheng, a town in Shaanxi province, 470 miles southwest of Beijing.
Missionary deaths investigated
U.S. surveillance plane tracked flight over Amazon
April 22, 2001
Drug interdiction flights over Peru have been suspended, U.S. officials announced Saturday, after the Peruvian air force shot down a seaplane carrying American missionaries.
Israel, Palestinian leaders meet
April 22, 2001
Israeli and Palestinian security chiefs met Saturday night in a limited effort at cooperation amid local media reports that the sides might be inching toward diplomatic talks as well.
John Steve Garrett
April 22, 2001
Journal-World wins press sweepstakes
April 22, 2001
The Lawrence Journal-World won the sweepstakes award for daily newspapers with a circulation of more than 10,000 Saturday in the Kansas Press Association’s Awards of Excellence contest.
Topekan wins Journal-World project award
April 22, 2001
Patti Cheek had to rely on the YWCA Battered Women Task Force in Topeka during a tough time in her life. So when she heard about “Make a Difference Day,” there was no doubt whom she was going to help.
On the record
April 22, 2001
State briefs
April 22, 2001
Tornado strikes central Kansas town Eudora school sets kindergarten round-up
4-H concession building burned
April 22, 2001
By Mike Belt A midday fire Saturday destroyed the concessions building at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The building was engulfed in flames when the first firefighters from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical arrived four minutes after receiving the alarm at noon, Battalion Chief Jerry Karr said.
Carmichael services
April 22, 2001
Kansan initiates campaign to offer comfort during foot-and-mouth plight
April 22, 2001
A Kansas State University employee has thought of a way to help Kansans show they care about the plight of hundreds of British families affected by foot-and-mouth disease. Charles Smith, a family life specialist at Kansas State, is asking county extension agents to collect letters of condolence, sharing, inspiration and caring for farm families in England.
KU guerrilla theater group strikes again
April 22, 2001
By Mike Belt A group of Kansas University theater students, noted for spontaneous performances in public places, apparently struck a nerve at the Gap Inc. store, 647 Mass. Store employees called Lawrence Police Saturday afternoon when the group of about a dozen students entered the store and began a song-and-dance routine.
X’ is answer for almost anything
April 22, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald President Bush says our schools need to do a better job of teaching mathematics, and I agree with him 150 percent. Many high-school students today can’t even calculate a square root! Granted, I can’t calculate a square root, either, but I USED to be able to, for a period of approximately 15 minutes back in 1962. At least I THINK that was a square root.
Caring citizen
April 22, 2001
Rundquist services
April 22, 2001
Bush needs to be heard
April 22, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group As a rule, the Easter break is a welcome interlude in the Washington calendar. Congress and the president disappear for a while and are replaced by parents showing off the sights of the capital to their children. The weather is usually ideal for strolling, and this is a city made for walkers.
Economy-market relationship shifts
April 22, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group God, a wit warns, is going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding. The stock market has done that to America’s economy. Time was, the economy drove the stock market. Now causation can work the other way, at least when the market controls confidence.
Transportation hub
April 22, 2001
J-W Editorials Providing a connecting point not only for local bus passengers but also those traveling out of town by bus or train is an idea worth pursuing. Converting the Santa Fe Railway depot in East Lawrence into a public transportation hub would have at least one positive impact immediately and open new opportunities for convenience and efficiency down the road.
Longtime alumni welcomed into KU Gold Medal Club
April 22, 2001
The Kansas Alumni Association bestowed its Gold Medal Award on these Kansas University alumni Saturday. This list, provided by KUAA, includes award winners who had registered for reunion activities as of 11 a.m. Friday.
Q: Who’s tops? A: LHS scholars bowl
For fourth time in five years, Lawrence High claims academic quiz show’s title
April 22, 2001
By Theresa Freed Special to the Journal-World The Lawrence High School scholar’s bowl team had spent countless hours preparing for Saturday’s “High-Q” semifinal and final rounds. But it was all worth it after LHS defeated Topeka West and Derby to claim first place, LHS’s fourth title in five years.
Chiefs bask in Green glow, tap Downing, Minnis in third
April 22, 2001
Trent Green once again is a starting quarterback. Kansas City is no longer the only team in the NFL without a starting quarterback. Everybody around Arrowhead Stadium was happy Saturday, one day after the quarterback-challenged Chiefs finally worked out a deal to pry the man they wanted out of St. Louis.
Briefly____________________
April 22, 2001
Kansas University: Engineer’s gift to provide minority scholarship help A Kansas University graduate and his wife have developed a scholarship fund for minority students in the KU School of Engineering. Mike Shinn, a 1966 KU graduate in aerospace engineering, and his wife, Joyce, donated $50,000 to the Kansas University Endowment Association. General Electric, where Mike Shinn worked for 30 years before he retired in 1998, will match the $50,000 to create the $100,000 fund. Beginning this fall, the fund will provide eight $3,000 annual scholarships to minority engineering students. The Shinns live in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Mike Shinn has been a member of the Kansas Alumni Association’s national board of advisers and a member of the board of corporate affiliates of the National Society of Black Engineers. ____________________ Earth day: Volunteer brigade takes part in Clinton Lake cleanup Clinton Lake’s parks and boat ramp areas are cleaner today, thanks to about 235 volunteers, Park Ranger Kipp Walters said. The volunteers gathered Saturday for the 18th annual lake cleanup. The cleanup is in conjunction with celebrations for Earth Day, which is today. Volunteers, including Ruth Hughes and her son, Cameron, 10, above, collected everything from cans and bottles to shoes. This year’s group of volunteers was smaller than past years, Walters said. Last year more than 370 participated, he said. Volunteers were treated to a lunch donated by various businesses. ____________________ Award: Tonganoxie to be honored The Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing will honor the city of Tonganoxie with a Community Achievement Award. According to the department, Tonganoxie is being recognized for its achievements during the past several years using state resources. Four other Kansas cities and one county also will be recognized as part of Community Development Month. The city of Tonganoxie used a $713,605 comprehensive development grant from KDOC&H to revitalize its downtown area and provide housing opportunities. The city also received a $400,000 grant to improve its water treatment and distribution services, and an Emergency Shelter grant helped provide a domestic violence and emergency shelter for the community. The award will be presented at 9:30 a.m. Monday at City Hall, 321 S. Delaware.
Lawmakers weigh in on redistricting
Lawrence’s political future hangs in balance in wake of 2000 Census
April 22, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Keeping Lawrence in the 3rd Congressional District following the 2000 census isn’t impossible, two Democratic legislators told a Lawrence audience Saturday. State Sen. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, and Rep. Troy Findley, D-Lawrence, unveiled a plan that would keep northeastern Douglas County including all of Lawrence in the 3rd District, with the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Community program feels bite of tight budget, high turnover
Struggling wage earner shares tale of two jobs
April 22, 2001
By Dave Ranney Andrea McMurray is a natural people helper. That’s why she’s worked at Cottonwood Inc., a Lawrence program for developmentally disabled adults, for the past eight years. It also explains why she’s one of the program’s top residential workers. “Helping people is where my skills lie,” she said. “I really think it’s my calling. It’s something I’m good at.”
Rahman stuns Lewis
Challenger scores fifth-round win for WBC, IBF titles
April 22, 2001
Hasim Rahman flattened Lennox Lewis with a stunning right hand near the end of the fifth round to capture the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles early today.
Morissette threatens to leave Maverick label
April 22, 2001
AOL Time Warner could be losing one of its biggest selling music artists: Alanis Morissette. The mega-selling singer is threatening to leave Maverick Records, the label run by Madonna that’s part of AOL Time Warner’s Warner Music Group, music sources said.
Arts notes
April 22, 2001
Country nominees to perform in Ottawa Tours offer glimpse into Capitol’s history Gold Rush treasures on display in Omaha
Space tourist gets nod to fly
April 22, 2001
California tycoon Dennis Tito will be allowed to visit the International Space Station as a tourist despite concerns about his safety, a NASA official says. The space station’s international partners are expected to meet Monday and sign an agreement to let the Russians deliver Tito to the orbiting lab for a one-week stay, the official said Friday.
Big-screen debut no game for Braxton
Diva ‘in the best sense’ prepares to pick up her performance pace
April 22, 2001
Forgive Toni Braxton for her unabashed glee when she talks about all the good things in her life. Hot on the heels of her third hit record and her sixth Grammy, Braxton’s working on another album. She’s getting married this month and is eager to start a family.
Shuttle links with station
Billion-dollar robotic arm delivered
April 22, 2001
Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew pulled up to the international space station on Saturday, bringing a giant billion-dollar robot arm that is needed to finish building the orbiting skyscraper.
Quad Cities defend against floods
April 22, 2001
For days, an army of volunteers, high school students, prison inmates and National Guard troops feverishly erected miles of temporary river walls of sand sacks, mud and plastic sheeting along the banks of the swollen Mississippi River.
Analysis: Dissent comes from inside, outside summit
April 22, 2001
The voices of caution and concern about global trade are hard to hear amid the noisy and sometimes violent demonstrations here. Yet they have struck a nerve at the Summit of the Americas.
Designs keep phonographs incognito
Unique music-making machines of early 1900s now top collectors’ charts
April 22, 2001
Phonographs became popular household items in the early 1900s. A large, clunky wooden box topped by a metal or wooden horn was the most popular shape for the new music-making machines.
Democracy clause’ OK’d in free trade agreement
April 22, 2001
Western hemisphere leaders ratified a plan Saturday barring undemocratic nations from a massive free trade zone they hoped will expand prosperity across their 34 nations. For a second day, protesters clashed with nightstick-wielding police who fired water cannons and rubber bullets.
Bush plan for testing earns F in state
Board of Education says Kansas model already is working
April 22, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas education officials don’t like President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” education plan. In a two-page statement, the Kansas State Board of Education said Bush’s plan had too many unfunded mandates and would interfere with progress being made in Kansas public schools. “Our schools should not be forced to abandon a program that is working,” the education board said.
Gretchen Peters writes to be heard, no matter who ends up singing it
April 22, 2001
Reading Laura Bush
Novel first lady continues to elude the public
April 22, 2001
Everybody wants to know: Is Laura Bush a ‘50s retro wife? Or a thoroughly modern woman? Whatever that means. Is she publicly genteel and privately tart? Is she smarter than he is? Does she work to make herself somehow smaller next to him?
Clashes, compromise mark city’s growth
Communication seen as key to smooth transition for projects
April 22, 2001
By Joel Mathis If it seems growth has been a contentious issue in Lawrence forever, well, there’s a reason for that. Consider this report from the St. Louis firm of Harland Bartholmew and Associates to Lawrence’s planning commission: “For more than 30 years, the city of Lawrence has at least recognized the need for a city plan,” the firm reported, “but, until quite recently, little effort toward positive furtherance of the goals of the plan was evidenced.”
National gallery has restoration hardware
Lab uses combination of high- and low-tech to preserve works of art
April 22, 2001
It takes a high-tech shower stall with multiple spouts and spigots when the lab at the National Gallery of Art has to deal with a bigger-than-life bronze nude that’s been out in the weather too long.
Another season of baseball books is upon us
April 22, 2001
Whether you’re a true-blue baseball fan or your idea of loyalty is simply for the Birds, there’s a new baseball book for you. “True Blue” and “From 33rd Street to Camden Yards,” oral histories of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles, respectively, are among new books being pitched to devotees of the National Pastime.
Young artists to perform at concert
April 22, 2001
Winners of the Young Artist Competition will be featured at a Lawrence Chamber Orchestra concert at 2 p.m. April 29 in Liberty Hall, 644 Mass. Heather Baker, a junior at Lawrence High School, will perform the first movement of Mozart’s “Flute Concerto No. 2 in D, K.314.” Baker, the daughter of Rose and John Lingenfelser, plays flute, piccolo and alto flute with the LHS marching and symphonic bands.
Czech group presents puppet journey
April 22, 2001
DRAK Puppet Theatre, one of the world’s leading puppetry companies, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Lied Center. A talk-back session with the performers and backstage tours will be offered after each performance.
Celtics working on deal to keep O’Brien as coach
April 22, 2001
Jim O’Brien, who coached Boston to a 24-24 record this season after taking over for Rick Pitino, is close to signing a three-year contract with the Celtics. O’Brien and owner Paul Gaston reached an agreement by phone earlier this week, chief operating officer Rich Pond said Friday. The sides are to meet again Monday, he said.
NBA Playoffs: Jazz trip Mavericks
April 22, 2001
Karl Malone, John Stockton and Danny Manning proved experience means a lot in the playoffs. Malone scored 26 points and Stockton had 12 points, 18 assists and two go-ahead free throws with 25.8 seconds left as the Utah Jazz scored the final six points and beat the Dallas Mavericks 88-86 Saturday.
Maddox leads Xtreme to XFL championship, Los Angeles 38, San Francisco 6
April 22, 2001
Former NFL backup Tommy Maddox threw for two touchdown passes, and Jose Cortez, a roofer from Oregon, kicked four field goals as the Los Angeles Xtreme beat the San Francisco Demons 38-6 on Saturday in the first XFL championship game.
QBs shine in K-State scrimmage
April 22, 2001
Kansas State quarterback Ell Roberson ended Kansas State’s spring practice as the starter by completing 11-of-22 passes for 176 yards to help the Purple cruise to a 44-6 win over the White in the Wildcats’ annual Purple and White spring game.
Travelers visiting airline Web sites more often, study says
April 22, 2001
Visitor traffic grew faster in the past year at the Web sites of major airlines than it did at online travel sites, a new study found. Terry Trippler, a columnist at OneTravel.com, said people like his brother are to blame: Internet-savvy travelers who find bargains by using online travel agencies but purchase their tickets through the airlines.
With right tools, fliers can find big savings
April 22, 2001
The airline quotes you a price of $350 round-trip to the West Coast. You call the spouse to confer, then call the airline back. The price is now $425. You buy a ticket on Tuesday for $325. On Friday, your friend decides to join you and buys a ticket on the same flight for $250.
Roots
April 22, 2001
Old shrubs can make many new ones Tip for getting a tip-top lawn
Sense for seniors
April 22, 2001
Study focuses on Alzheimer’s
April 22, 2001
Alzheimer’s disease may kill brain cells by provoking a futile attempt to replicate, a study says. If so, medicines to block that process might help in treatment.
New pen pal shares memories of old home town
April 22, 2001
By Calder Pickett When you write a column you get interesting letters. A while back after a column about Bill Clinton someone wrote and told me to “burn in hell.” A much nicer letter came recently, from Mrs. Dorothy Grizzell, who lives in Battle Mountain, Nev., and is a sister of Wilma Cropp here in Lawrence.
Artists experience renaissance
Painting, writing give Tampa seniors a new beginning
April 22, 2001
Jewell Wall was devastated when her legs gave way and she couldn’t tolerate long hours standing anymore, forcing her to retire as a cosmetologist. A neighbor suggested painting as a hobby and showed Wall how to get started.
McDaniel services
April 22, 2001
Volunteers land award for sprucing up Ottawa
April 22, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Armed with 35 gallons of paint, 175 youth volunteers set out last October to make their town a brighter place. They painted cornerstones marking city streets, bleachers at baseball and soccer fields, playground equipment at Forest Park and Garfield Elementary, a fence at the Old Depot Museum and brightened up a dam over Skunk Run that had been marred with graffiti.
Randa single lifts Royals in 13th, 5-4
Slumping third baseman 4-for-6 with four RBIs
April 22, 2001
Joe Randa was 4-for-6 with four RBIs, including a two-out single in the 13th inning that led the Kansas City Royals over the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-4, Saturday night.
Friends and neighbors
April 22, 2001
Jayhawks upended by NU, 5-2
April 22, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun It was a dreary day for Kansas University’s baseball team on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark. The Jayhawks endured a short rain delay, then fell to No. 3-ranked Nebraska, 5-2. Ryan Klocksien was the only Jayhawk with more than one hit against NU pitcher Jamie Rodrigue (5-3).
Nation Briefs
April 22, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Bush to tap classmate as Beijing envoy Philadelphia: Young minister killed by stray bullet