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Standing up to a mall
April 25, 2001
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Briefly____________________
April 25, 2001
Spiritual guidance LMH adds chaplain The Rev. John Polk, who is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has joined Lawrence Memorial Hospital as chaplain. His duties include providing pastoral care for patients, their families and LMH staff. He also serves as a link between LMH and the clergy in the community. Polk serves on the LMH Bioethics Committee and the Palliative Care Team. He takes part in Little Angels, a support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby or fetus. Polk has 15 years of pastoral experience in churches in Hoboken, N.J., and in the Kansas City metropolitan area. He completed clinical pastoral education at Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. ____________________ Education: Superintendent heads to Topeka for lobbying Lawrence schools Supt. Randy Weseman will join other Kansas education leaders today in Topeka for a lobbying session on behalf of public schools. He said Gov. Bill Graves’ call for tax increases made sense given budget problems facing districts throughout the state. Monday, the governor was in Lawrence to reiterate support for a higher state sales tax and taxes paid on gas, cigarettes and liquor. These would close an anticipated $205 million budget shortfall. “I thought he spoke very eloquently … why that’s necessary,” Weseman said. The superintendent said the Lawrence district was having difficulty earmarking money for employee pay raises and keeping pace with rising costs. ____________________ Fitness: City to celebrate new aquatic center The city will celebrate the grand opening of the new Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center on June 2. Ceremonies start with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., followed by tours and demonstrations until 2 p.m. The center’s doors will then open at 4 p.m. for a free public swim until 9 p.m. The center is at 4706 Overland Drive, adjacent to Free State High School. ____________________ Infrastructure: Sewer construction to begin near school Expansion of a sanitary sewer pumping station in southeast Lawrence begins Thursday near Prairie Park School. The sidewalk on the south side of 27th Street from Mayfair Drive to Harper Street will be closed and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted. Vehicle traffic will not be affected. Extra school crossing guards will be hired during the construction. The $1.5 million project will expand two sanitary sewer stations to increase their capabilities to better handle peak wastewater flows. A new sanitary sewer force main also will be built. No disruptions in water, sewer or other utility services are expected. For more information, contact Chuck Adcock, wastewater master plan project coordinator, 832-7831. ____________________ School board invests money in science books, equipment The Lawrence school board agreed to invest $144,000 in science textbooks and equipment for elementary and junior high school students. The board voted Monday to spend $133,497 for life science books for sixth-graders, earth science books for seventh-graders and physical science books for eighth-graders. At the same time, the board agreed to allocate $10,736 for acquisition of 100 microscopes and 100 school balances. Lynda Allen, coordinator of science in the district, said the equipment was being sold by Nebraska Scientific of Omaha, Neb., at bargain-basement prices. The price worried board members Jack Davidson and James Hilliard. Both questioned whether the equipment could stand up to prolonged use by sixth-grade students. The board approved purchase of the equipment on the condition that a sample sent to district science staff passed an inspection.
Fatal accident folo
April 25, 2001
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Budget battle in spotlight
Legislators return to Topeka after recess; Graves unveils $135 million tax-increase plan
April 25, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Dennis and Linda Beaver on Tuesday went to the Capitol hoping their presence would persuade lawmakers to pass tougher penalties against drunken drivers. But their efforts, prompted by the death of their son, who was killed last year by a drunken driver with eight previous DUI arrests, got partly caught up in a budget battle between Gov. Bill Graves and lawmakers.
Sutton trying to defy ‘age factor
Injuries fail to slow veteran golfer, who claimed sixth PGA Tour victory since turning 40
April 25, 2001
Just hours before starting his 20th season on the PGA Tour, Hal Sutton had his face buried in a towel while stretched out on a trainer’s table at Metropolitan Golf Club in Australia.
Northeast, Midwest cities biggest losers, census shows
April 25, 2001
They are gambling on riverboat casinos to help turn around Gary, Ind. Pittsburgh hopes a new sports stadium sparks its downtown economy, following in Baltimore’s footsteps. In the shadows of rusting steel mills and abandoned manufacturing plants, blue-collar cities turned in new directions during the past decade to revive slumping economies and lure back families that left town.
Gerald Schrader
April 25, 2001
Baseball briefs
April 25, 2001
El Duque expected back for Yanks this weekend A’s call Bradford, option Vizcaino Colorado activates shortstop Perez Jays’ Sirotka undergoes season-ending surgery
Sideline
April 25, 2001
NBC ready to pull plug Barkley to join Jordan? Swoopes will miss season Porn plug costly for PA man
Illness inspires artist
Rare blood disease doesn’t curtail work of graduating KU student
April 25, 2001
By Kevin Bates Christina Frazier sewed a dozen roses on a dress, one for each day of her first stay in the hospital. Nine roses were red. Three were black, symbolizing the days doctors and family thought she might not live to see morning. “When you first learn you have a serious illness, it takes awhile to sink in,” she said. “But I soon could see in everyone’s faces how sick I was.
Briefcase
April 25, 2001
Consumer confidence drops on job fears JDS Uniphase posts loss, plans to cut jobs Lucent posts loss Morgan Stanley to cut 1,500 jobs Cisco leader arrested
National briefs
April 25, 2001
‘Wife beater’ T-shirt draws strong rebuke Chemical firm to pay millions to residents Passengers settle for snowstorm delay Contested estate settles with Elian relatives
s golf
April 25, 2001
Colleges ALL-BIG 12 WOMEN
Big 12 women golf
April 25, 2001
Two Jayhawks earn academic net honors
s close
April 25, 2001
Dow Industrials —77.89, 10,454.34
Kansas finishes disappointing seventh; Bears win
April 25, 2001
By David Mitchell Eighteen more holes made little difference for Kansas. The Jayhawks were in seventh place 22 strokes behind first-place Baylor before the third round of the Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship on Tuesday at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Rookie likes first look at Kansas football
April 25, 2001
By Robert Sinclair After covering Kansas University’s spring football practices for the past three-plus weeks, I’ve heard more about clean slates and fresh starts than a parole board. The Jayhawks have overhauled their coaching staff when KU kicks off this fall it will have just two assistants from a year ago and have seven junior college transfers and 12 red-shirt freshmen listed on their final spring depth chart.
Horoscopes
April 25, 2001
Road map for development forged as a community effort
April 25, 2001
By Mark Fagan To discover why Lawrence doesn’t have a giant shopping mall, or to understand why its downtown continues to grow and thrive, Tim Arensberg suggests reading a complicated document tucked inside a three-ring binder on a shelf at City Hall. Without the explicit protection of downtown included in Plan ‘95, he said, Lawrence’s center for retail, office, governmental and cultural activity today might have a much different look.
Political map likely lost
GOP dismisses 3rd District plan drawn by Democrats
April 25, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Democrats on Tuesday trumpeted a plan that would keep Lawrence in the 3rd Congressional District, but a key Republican said he didn’t like it. The plan put forth by Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka and Rep. Troy Findley, D-Lawrence, would keep Lawrence and the Kansas City area together in the 3rd District.
Western calls KCC staff figures flawed
Electric utility responds to recommendation that its rates be cut
April 25, 2001
The state’s largest electric utility says state regulators used flawed accounting methods when recommending a rate decrease. Western Resources Inc., seeking a $151 million rate increase, filed its response Tuesday to the proposal by the Kansas Corporation Commission’s staff that its rates instead be cut by $91.7 million.
Two Jayhawks earn academic net honors
April 25, 2001
Kansas University’s Christi Wagenaar, a junior from South Africa, and Kim Lorenz, a soph from Omaha, Neb., have been named to the Academic All-Big 12 tennis team.
McLouth player commits
April 25, 2001
Seattle off to 16-4 start
Disputed home run helps Mariners trip Yankees
April 25, 2001
Thanks to an error followed by a questionable two-run homer, Seattle eked out another close one.
Watkins Hall resident alleges retribution from lawsuit
April 25, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kaili Kuiper says she joined a lawsuit against Kansas University and Bank of America because of her dedication to the residents of Watkins Scholarship Hall. Now, she says, her involvement in that lawsuit has cost her a job as the hall’s proctor.
National briefs
April 25, 2001
Comatose woman’s food ended McVeigh lawyer allowed to talk Spacewalk hooks up robot arm Jesus gets a cover-up
Watkins Hall resident alleges retribution from lawsuit
April 25, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Kaili Kuiper says she joined a lawsuit against Kansas University and Bank of America because of her dedication to the residents of Watkins Scholarship Hall.
Some tools don’t measure up
April 25, 2001
You ought to be able to count on some things. Death, taxes, measuring tools in the kitchen. You can trust those cups and tablespoons, right? Not so fast, toots. This one came to my attention more than a year ago, when Gourmet magazine shared an insight from its test kitchen: Not all measuring spoons are equal.
Divided Supreme Court allows arrests for minor infractions
April 25, 2001
Upholding the jailing of a woman for not wearing a seat belt or having them on her two children, the Supreme Court gave police broad authority Tuesday to arrest and handcuff offenders for minor crimes punishable by fines.
Statehouse scheduled for makeover
Despite state’s fiscal uncertainty, $133 million project to begin this fall
April 25, 2001
Crews will begin work on the “People’s Building” this fall, starting an eight-year project to restore the Statehouse to its former luster and grandeur. The $133 million project is expected begin in September or October with construction of a 561-car parking garage beneath the north lawn.
Iverson paces Sixers’ victory
Philadelphia breezes, 116-98, to even series at one game apiece
April 25, 2001
The first half was Reggie Miller’s. The game belonged to Allen Iverson.
KU women’s golfers 12th
April 25, 2001
Kansas University’s Heather Rose is tied for 18th place, and KU is in 12th place as a team after Tuesday’s second day of the Big 12 women’s golf tournament.
Blotter
April 25, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
James Seabury brite
April 25, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Minutes before Lawrence Seabury Academy’s baseball game with Kansas City (Mo.) Barstow last week, Seahawks coach Brian Clyne was trying to assure his scorekeeper.
Seabury
April 25, 2001
High School Results Wednesday at Seabury
Graves has second tax hike plan
April 25, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Dennis and Linda Beaver on Tuesday went to the Capitol hoping their presence would persuade lawmakers to pass tougher penalties against drunken drivers.
Deadly disease
April 25, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com Christina Frazier sewed a dozen roses on a dress, one for each day of her first stay in the hospital.
Births
April 25, 2001
* Sherry Williams, Lawrence, a boy, Monday. * Jeremy Penix and Toni Lane, Ottawa, a boy, Monday.
City softball standings
April 25, 2001
City Standings Men’s Sunday: West Coast Saloon 2-1, Mr. Cid 1-0, Broke N’Busted 1-0, Honeywell 1-1, Beer Me 0-3.
Kansas loses piece of history
April 25, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law Greatness is an elusive concept. And yet most of us know it when we are in its presence. It is that rare. On Sunday, April 22, a great man died in Lawrence. There can be no other fair characterization of Paul Wilson but great. Certain cultures have a practice of declaring certain rare individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to their nation “national treasures.”
Carlin accepts award
April 25, 2001
George Carlin will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on the 15th Annual American Comedy Awards (7 p.m., Comedy Central). Irreverent as always, Carlin has already lampooned the event on his own Web site, www.georgecarlin.com.
People
April 25, 2001
Rosie back despite infection Buffett headed back to college QEII headed to the poorhouse ‘Nash’ tosses temper tantrum
Spring fever isn’t just for poets anymore; biology a factor
April 25, 2001
Poets and painters have long been considered the experts on spring fever, the seasonal malady that can empty schools, boost restless energy and cause an unexpected rash of friendliness. But scientists say spring fever is more than just an emotion romanticized in song and verse: It’s physiologically real.
Guide for Growth preceded Plan ‘95
April 25, 2001
Adopted in 1977, Plan ‘95 gave Lawrence a single document to help guide its long-range growth from 1975 to 1995. It expanded upon the city’s previous plan, known simply as Guide for Growth, 1964-1985. A comparative glance at the plans’ approaches to key concepts. Downtown/commercial use: Guide for Growth encouraged “strengthening of the central business district as a regional shopping center,” and included several proposals.
Japan’s new leader needs results fast
April 25, 2001
He won a stunning upset by promising to bust up the ruling party’s cliques, cure the economy and get the jaded public excited about politics. Now, with Junichiro Koizumi poised to be named prime minister, Japanese were looking for more than just rhetoric.
South Pole rescue halfway done
April 25, 2001
A small propeller plane fitted with skis landed safely Tuesday night at the South Pole, completing the first part of a dangerous mission to rescue an ailing American doctor. Flying through the pitch black of the polar winter, the eight-seat Twin Otter concluded its 10-hour flight from Rothera base on the Antarctic peninsula across from Chile to Amundsen Scott-South Pole station at 7:02 p.m. CDT.
Armed forces review policy on civilian access
April 25, 2001
Civilians can still ride in an Army tank, fly in an Air Force fighter or fire a Marine’s M-16 rifle. The Pentagon barred civilians from being at the controls of military equipment in certain situations after the fatal collision between the Navy submarine USS Greenville and a Japanese fishing vessel.
Poll: Bush ratings high, priorities skewed
April 25, 2001
Americans approve of President Bush’s performance in office, but they don’t necessarily agree with his priorities or see him as someone who understands their problems, a poll says.
Smokey Bear refines message
April 25, 2001
After more than half a century, Smokey Bear has a new twist to his message after fire prevention in the wilderness.
LHS student’s memory lives on
April 25, 2001
By Kevin Bates Lawrence High School students on Tuesday mourned a schoolmate killed Monday in a head-on collision south of town. On poster board set up on two tables in the school commons area, students penned their thoughts and condolences for the family of Peter Andrew Swalm. “It was a pleasure and an honor to know Peter,” wrote one girl. “I pray that the Lord will comfort his family.”
On the record
April 25, 2001
KC schools’ interim leader starts work
April 25, 2001
The interim superintendent of Kansas City schools says his first order of business will be to focus students and educators on the state tests that determine whether the district regains accreditation.
Kansas baseball edges UNO, 6-4
Pitcher Gish helps make up for loss of Nelson, Appuhn
April 25, 2001
By Levi Chronister Even without its top-of-the-order batters, Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Nebraska-Omaha, 6-4, on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
LHS tennis sweeps Heights quad
April 25, 2001
Lawrence High dropped just one match on the day in a quadrangular sweep Tuesday at Shawnee Heights.
KU’s Steinbock honored
April 25, 2001
Peter Swalm Obituary
April 25, 2001
Peter Swalm Services for Peter Andrew Swalm, 18, Lawrence, will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Cremation is planned.
Meeting angers tax abatement task force members
April 25, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com A splinter group has became a thorn in the side of the city’s tax abatement task force.
Big 12 golf day 2
April 25, 2001
dmitchell@ljworld.com Hutchinson — Eighteen more holes made little difference for Kansas.
Business briefs for Wednesday
April 25, 2001
ECONOMY Consumer confidence
School board invests $144,000 in science books, equipment
April 25, 2001
School board invests money in science books, equipment
95
April 25, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Adopted in 1977, Plan ‘95 gave Lawrence a single document to help guide its long-range growth from 1975 to 1995. It expanded upon the city’s previous plan, known simply as Guide for Growth, 1964-1985.
t be rubber-stamped
April 25, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Lawrence city commissioners said Tuesday night that they won’t impose a moratorium on rezoning at 31st and Iowa streets to block a proposed Home Depot development there.
Sinclair column for ???
April 25, 2001
After covering Kansas University’s spring football practices for the past three-plus weeks, I’ve heard more about clean slates and fresh starts than a parole board. The Jayhawks have overhauled their coaching staff — when KU kicks off this fall it will have just two assistants from a year ago — and have seven junior college transfers and 12 red-shirt freshmen listed on their final spring depth chart.
Seabury moving up
April 25, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com The athletics facilities at Lawrence’s Seabury Academy aren’t much.
4-25 Late-night eats breakout
April 25, 2001
Hits the spot These Lawrence eateries can offer a cure for late-night munchies:
4-25 Krumm
April 25, 2001
Is it still important to count calories when selecting healthful foods? The notion that you can eat whatever you want — and as much as you want — as long as it’s a reduced-fat or fat-free food is a fallacy. To maintain a healthy weight, it is important to consider both fat and calories when making food choices.
Ghghghg ––— ghghgh
April 25, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Even without its top-of-the-order batters, Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Nebraska-Omaha, 6-4, on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
4-25 Gwyn
April 25, 2001
Gardeners who plan to grow direct-seeded vegetables such as sweet corn, okra and beans should have those crops in the ground by mid-May. All three are very sensitive to frost and will not germinate in cool soil or when the air temperature spends much time below 60 degrees, so early May generally is your first opportunity to plant these seeds with confidence.
National briefs
April 25, 2001
Army updating process to replace medals Hate-crime indictment brought after rioting
National briefs
April 25, 2001
Priest’s book lands him on Vatican’s bad side Dog beheader ordered to read ‘Lassie’ books
Three Broken Arrow students suspended for threats
April 25, 2001
SCHOOLS Elementary students
LHS tennis sweeps Heights quad
April 25, 2001
J-W Staff Report Tecumseh — Lawrence High dropped just one match on the day in a quadrangular sweep Tuesday at Shawnee Heights.
City tennis results
April 25, 2001
City Results At Lawrence Tennis Center
City golf results
April 25, 2001
City Results Lawrence Eagles 309 Tournament
Explorers schedule
April 25, 2001
KC Explorers Schedule July 10 — Sacramento, 7:05 p.m., Kemper Arena
FSHS-SMNW baseball boxes
April 25, 2001
SM Northwest 15, Free State 2 FREE STATE ab r h bi
Doris Trueblood Obituary
April 25, 2001
Doris Trueblood Hoxie — Services for Doris I. Trueblood, 77, Norton, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Norton, and at 2 p.m. Friday at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home Chapel, Hoxie. Burial will be in Bow Creek Cemetery, near Hoxie.
4-26 Library to play host to community workshop
April 25, 2001
Library to play host to community workshop Lawrence Public Library will play host to a workshop Thursday on successful communities.
Burn permit soundoff
April 25, 2001
What is the criteria for issuing a burn permit? And if neighborhood property is damaged from the burning, who is responsible? Paula Phillips, director of Douglas County Emergency Management, said only the city of Lawrence requires a burn permit, and people must obtain a permit from the fire station closest to where the burn will take place.
FSHS splits baseball twinbill
April 25, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Don’t be surprised if you see Free State High’s baseball team wearing away uniforms the next time it plays at home.
4-25 Should police officers arrest motorists for minor …
April 25, 2001
Should police officers arrest motorists for minor traffic violations?
Wednesday datebook
April 25, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.: Lawrence City Commission study session, Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St.
Ghghghg ––— ghghgh
April 25, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Next month, Chris Patch will put on something nobody’s actually seen except on the pages in a catalog — a Seabury Academy letter jacket.
4-25 Jayni recipes
April 25, 2001
‘Jayni’ goes gourmet Chef and caterer Robert Krause will bring his expertise to this week’s episode of “Jayni’s Kitchen.”
4-25 Late-night eats
April 25, 2001
kbritt@ljworld.com It’s 1 a.m. and you have the munchies.
(breakout box) Metro unemployment
April 25, 2001
Urban unemployment Unemployment rates in March for the state’s four major metro areas, compared with a year earlier:
New chaplain at LMH
April 25, 2001
LMH adds chaplain The Rev. John Polk, who is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has joined Lawrence Memorial Hospital as chaplain.
Douglas County residents can help Hoisington
April 25, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com There are several ways Douglas County residents can help Hoisington tornado victims.
s close
April 25, 2001
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.02; milo, $1.57; corn, $1.65. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.02; milo, NA; corn, $1.65. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.80; soybeans, $4.02; milo, $1.57; corn, $1.65.
new maps for the Third District
April 25, 2001
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Wednesday Best Bets
April 25, 2001
TODAY Farmer’s Ball Finals, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
Traffic light out
April 25, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com Scheduled maintenance Tuesday knocked out traffic lights at a major Lawrence intersection, and one motorist said lack of a police officer directing traffic might have caused confusion and an injury accident.
KU Baseball Box Score
April 25, 2001
NEBRASKA-OMAHA ab r h bi Jake Wurth cf 4 1 2 0
KU softball heads to Creighton
April 25, 2001
J-W Staff Report Omaha, Neb. — Two Kansas University softball players are doubtful for today’s doubleheader against Creighton in Omaha.
Friends and Neighbors, uncle getting kisses from nieces
April 25, 2001
MIKAELA, LEFT, AND ELIZABETH, RIGHT, give their uncle Bret Sanford a peck on the cheek during a visit to the girls’ grandparents, Earl and Frances Sanford, Lecompton. Mikaela is the daughter of Janie and Matt McPherson, Lawrence. Elizabeth is the daughter of Howard and Barb Sanford, Lincoln, Neb. The photo was submitted by Earl and Frances Sanford, Lecompton. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For More Friends and Neighbors go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Tax-abatement faction taken to task
City task force members condemn covert meeting by breakout group
April 25, 2001
By Joel Mathis A splinter group has became a thorn in the side of the city’s tax abatement task force. Many of the 19 task force members seemed furious Tuesday when they learned that five co-members had met Sunday as an ad hoc subcommittee without the full committee’s knowledge. Task force member Larry Kipp, an unsuccessful county commission candidate on the Democrat slate, reported he met Sunday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with fellow task force members Shelley Barnhill, Janet Gerstner, Richard Gutierrez and Alan Zimmerman.
Divisive move
April 25, 2001
J-W Editorials Side meetings by members of the city’s tax abatement task force will only undermine the group’s work. Whether they intended to or not, five members of the city’s task force on tax abatements came close to undermining the group’s work before it hardly had begun. The task force was carefully selected to include a variety of interests and viewpoints. The goal was to put all the issues on the table and try to build a consensus on exactly how the city should use tax abatements to attract new businesses and assist existing businesses in Lawrence.
Ruling fuels redistricting follies
April 25, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The redistricting season got off to a splendid start last week and promises to bring as much amusement to Washington as the new Mel Brooks musical, “The Producers,” apparently will deliver on Broadway. Our political slapstick promises mind-reading, side-switching Supreme Court justices, feuding politicians and enough hypocrisy to choke a rhinoceros.
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
April 25, 2001
Burge memory
April 25, 2001
Bad bus idea
April 25, 2001
100-year-old issue
April 25, 2001
KU crisis?
April 25, 2001
Musicals making a comeback?
April 25, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The “hip hooray and ballyhoo” has returned to Broadway with the stunning opening last week of “The Producers,” a musical comedy based on a 33-year-old movie with more shtick and laughs packed into a single show than the old Borscht Belt showcased in a week. Could this mark the beginning of the Broadway musical’s long-awaited comeback?
All for You’ doesn’t deviate much from Jackson formula
April 25, 2001
By this point, five albums into her lucrative dance-pop reign, Janet Jackson and her longtime producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, have the drill down. When it’s time for a new album, just throw together a couple of basic floor-thumping tracks aimed at clubs, some suggestive ballads that fall into the category of aural foreplay, a few songs that appropriate their hooks from legendary singles and maybe the odd rock-guitar track.
Secretary’ column degrades career professionals
April 25, 2001
Use your noodle
Find comfort in Carbonara’s history and flavor
April 25, 2001
Maybe all Italian food qualifies as comfort food the good stuff that soothes the spirit as it nourishes the body so you’ll probably think I’m as nutty as pinoli to stand up and declare Spaghetti alla Carbonara the ultimate Italian comfort food. What, you ask, are you crazy? Are you trying to start something? How can there be such a designation in such a crowded field?
Recipe right on for busy families
April 25, 2001
Middle Eastern shrimp offers diners a tasty feast for six that will take the cook only about 25 minutes to make. The dish flavored with seasonings that include garlic, cumin, allspice and mint features shrimp cooked in a tomato sauce, served over couscous.
Find a cure for late-night hunger
April 25, 2001
By Karrey Britt It’s 1 a.m. and you have the munchies. Whether the craving is for a burrito, pizza, pancakes, hamburgers or doughnuts, several Lawrence restaurants offer a cure during the wee hours. Tristan Helton of Lawrence said his favorite late-night eatery is “the King, of course. Where else can you get a pound burrito for less than $3? You can’t beat it.”
Okra, corn must wait for warmth
April 25, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger Gardeners who plan to grow direct-seeded vegetables such as sweet corn, okra and beans should have those crops in the ground by mid-May. All three are very sensitive to frost and will not germinate in cool soil or when the air temperature spends much time below 60 degrees, so early May generally is your first opportunity to plant these seeds with confidence.
Short & sweet
April 25, 2001
Berries help ring in summer fare ‘Jayni’ goes gourmet Potato Parsnip Puree
Kansas City falls to Rays, McRae
Record-low crowd sees Tampa Bay rally past KC
April 25, 2001
With Albie Lopez on the mound, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays knew they had a chance to win. Instead of buckling when they fell behind by two runs Tuesday night, the struggling last-place team battled back and beat the Kansas City Royals, 4-2, before a crowd of 11,056, smallest for a home game in the Devil Rays’ four-year history.
Cutlet classic gets new spin
April 25, 2001
This quick and easy recipe comes from a book to warm the hearts of the legions of cooks and diners who love chicken. Breaded Chicken Cutlets With Chopped Tomatoes and Arugula is one of a tasty variety of chicken recipes in “The Artful Chicken” (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $29.95), a new cookbook by Linda Arnaud.
Carbonara recipes
April 25, 2001
As with many cultural foods, there is some disagreement on preparation methods and fair divergence on ingredients. Here are three versions of Spaghetti alla Carbonara.
Fat focus hides fact: Calories still count
April 25, 2001
By Susan Krumm Is it still important to count calories when selecting healthful foods? The notion that you can eat whatever you want and as much as you want as long as it’s a reduced-fat or fat-free food is a fallacy.
Vegetarian salad says ‘spring’
April 25, 2001
Honey-orange bean and vegetable salad is a nutritious, meatless creation that can serve as a main dish or a side dish. Its juicy slaw-style combination of beans, vegetables and fruit makes it ideal for an early spring menu.
Daily ticker
April 25, 2001
Jobless rate falls
Construction helps build labor market
April 25, 2001
Spring brings warmer weather and usually a drop in the state’s unemployment rate. That was the case again this year. The jobless rate dipped to 3.7 percent in March, unchanged from a year earlier but down from 4.1 percent in February, the state Department of Human Resources reported Tuesday.
Abandonments trim failing wheat
KSU economist predicts high turnover
April 25, 2001
Kansas farmers are abandoning so many winter wheat acres that the state is projected to harvest its fewest acres since 1957, a state economist said Tuesday. William Tierney Jr., an agricultural economist at Kansas State University, said projections put the 2001 Kansas wheat harvest at 8.6 million acres. That is 800,000 fewer acres than last year.
Investors take profits, stocks fall on reports
April 25, 2001
Stocks gave up early gains and closed moderately lower Tuesday as poor earnings reports weighed on investors, prompting them to again cash in recent profits. Throughout the day, investors were torn between their newfound optimism about earnings and the economy and fears that it would be much longer before the business environment improves.
Cargill Inc. to close Topeka flour mill, two others elsewhere
April 25, 2001
Cargill Inc. announced Tuesday it would close three flour mills, including one in Topeka because of rising energy and transportation costs. The closure makes the north Topeka plant the third flour mill to be closed in Kansas in the past four months. Kansas is the nation’s leading flour producer.
Wake Forest picks Prosser
Xavier coach leaves for Atlantic Coast Conference school
April 25, 2001
Skip Prosser, who helped turn Xavier into a perennial postseason tournament team, was chosen to replace Dave Odom as head coach at Wake Forest.
Bullying touches 1 in 3 students
April 25, 2001
Thirty percent of U.S. students in grades six through 10 are involved in moderate or frequent bullying as bullies, victims, or both according to the first nationally representative survey on the frequency of such behavior among American children.
Thrill-seekers seek coupons
Theme parks are becoming pricier, but more people are using discounts
April 25, 2001
Using coupons she got from an airline and a hotel, Judith Morales saved $18 on theme park entrances during a four-day visit to Orlando with her daughter and husband. “Discount is better,” the tourist from Yonkers, N.Y., said outside a T-shirt shop.
Kid Rock ‘getting to know’ Pamela Anderson
April 25, 2001
Kid Rock has a new acquaintance, and she’s as high-profile as they come. The Detroit rock star talked this week about his budding relationship with actress-model Pamela Anderson. “We’re just friends and we enjoy each other’s company,” he told the Detroit Free Press. “We’re just getting to know each other right now.”
Robert Downey Jr. arrested again for drugs
April 25, 2001
Robert Downey Jr. was fired from the TV show “Ally McBeal” on Tuesday, hours after his arrest for investigation of being under the influence of drugs. The arrest was the latest in a string of substance-abuse troubles for the actor, whose career has been derailed several times by rehabilitation and prison time.
Statistics inaccurate on drinking, pregnancy
April 25, 2001
So many new mothers lie when asked whether they drank alcohol during pregnancy that some national statistics on birth defects should be thrown out, a government study says. Only about one in 20 women who drink during pregnancy admits it on her child’s birth certificate, according to a study presented Tuesday.
Record firms upbraided for marketing practices
April 25, 2001
The Federal Trade Commission, in a follow-up to its report of last September, offered chapter and verse against the recording industry Tuesday for failing to heed criticism that it markets violence to children.
World briefs
April 25, 2001
Amnesty report warns of McVeigh ‘martyrdom’ President’s remarks sparks AIDS test furor Princess Diana’s butler charged in theft
Error rate in children’s medication poses risks
April 25, 2001
Potentially harmful medication errors occur three times more often among hospitalized children than adults, a study finds. Many mistakes including prescribing medication at incorrect dosages or drugs that could cause allergic reactions could be prevented by requiring physicians to enter orders into a computer and clinical pharmacists to be more involved in pediatric wards, researchers said.
Tobacco case lacking funds
April 25, 2001
Justice Department lawyers have warned that they may soon be forced to abandon the federal government’s landmark lawsuit against the tobacco industry because the Bush administration has not proposed enough funding to keep the litigation alive, according to a confidential memo reviewed by The Washington Post.
Hawaii teachers agree to new contract
April 25, 2001
A union representing Hawaii’s school teachers agreed to a new labor contract Tuesday, ending the second of two walkouts that shut down a state’s entire public education system for the first time.
Traffic snafu blamed on missed signals
April 25, 2001
By Kevin Bates Scheduled maintenance Tuesday knocked out traffic lights at a major Lawrence intersection, and one motorist said lack of a police officer directing traffic might have caused confusion and an injury accident.
KSD’s students make sound competitors in track-and-field
April 25, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Deafness can be a competitive advantage for sprinter Anthony Singleterry. Light travels faster than sound, and a deaf person concentrating on the flash of the starter pistol has a chance of getting out of the block sooner than a hearing athlete with head down listening for the crack of a gun.
Maxine Laming
April 25, 2001
Peter Swalm
April 25, 2001
City won’t impose 31st St. moratorium
But commissioners say Home Depot won’t be rubber-stamped
April 25, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners said Tuesday night that they won’t impose a moratorium on rezoning at 31st and Iowa streets to block a proposed Home Depot development there. But they also made it clear they won’t necessarily give rubber-stamp approval to the project when it hits their desk next month, despite a favorable recommendation from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Senator pushes plan to slow global warming
April 25, 2001
Agriculture and land conservation can help slow global warming, Sen. Sam Brownback said Tuesday as he promoted tax breaks for businesses that invest in anti-pollution efforts.
Hoisington assesses damage
City works to secure funding to rebuild community
April 25, 2001
Three days after a deadly tornado tore through here, city leaders intensified efforts to bring in the millions of dollars it will take to rebuild their community. Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer’s visit Tuesday to this community of 2,975 brought the most visible hope for some state relief.
NBA briefs
April 25, 2001
Celtics’ head coach NBA ref sentenced Suspect held in Camby case
Douglas County residents can help tornado victims
April 25, 2001
By Mike Belt There are several ways Douglas County residents can help Hoisington tornado victims. “The best thing Douglas County people can do is raise money for them,” said Caroline Arter, interim executive director of the Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Lorna Anderson loses appeal for prison release
April 25, 2001
Lorna Anderson, the church secretary imprisoned for her role in the 1983 murder of her husband and the subject of a TV movie, lost her appeal for release Monday. Shawnee County District Judge Matthew Dowd rejected Anderson’s appeal to overturn the Kansas Parole Board’s decision to deny her release from prison.
Oz study proposal outlined
Johnson County commissioner explains position on theme park
April 25, 2001
Just days after Gov. Bill Graves signed into law a bill giving Oz Entertainment Co. an extra year to win approval for its proposed theme park, Johnson County Commissioner Annabeth Surbaugh on Monday outlined her recommendation for a feasibility study on the plan.
Friends and neighbors
April 25, 2001
Utah claims 109-98 win over Mavs
Malone, Russell lead way as Jazz take 2-0 lead in first-round series
April 25, 2001
Old guys 2, Youngsters 0.
When Blues, Stars get together, count on overtime
April 25, 2001
The Dallas Stars can get ready for another tight playoff series.
KU softball short-handed for twinbill at Creighton
April 25, 2001
Two Kansas University softball players are doubtful for today’s doubleheader against Creighton in Omaha.
FSHS splits baseball twinbill
April 25, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Don’t be surprised if you see Free State High’s baseball team wearing away uniforms the next time it plays at home.
Walker belts two, boosts Colorado
Rockies’ slugger drives in five runs in 14-1 thrashing of Cubs
April 25, 2001
Larry Walker is giving the Colorado Rockies more for less.
Win over Costa Rica would be huge for U.S.
Match on tap tonight at Arrowhead
April 25, 2001
While U.S. coach Bruce Arena unwaveringly claims his focus is only on tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica, it would be easy for his thoughts to wander.
Henderson ties Ruth record for walks
April 25, 2001
Rickey Henderson tied Babe Ruth’s career record of 2,062 walks Tuesday night in San Diego’s game against Philadelphia.
Ljworld.com honored as best Kansas newspaper Web site
April 25, 2001
The Kansas Press Assn. has awarded www.ljworld.com as the best daily newspaper Web site in Kansas.
City commission briefs
April 25, 2001
Roundabouts win commission’s OK
City commission briefs
April 25, 2001
Roundabouts win commission’s OK Housing plans deferred again East Hills entry plans win city’s approval
Lawrence briefs
April 25, 2001
Library to play host to community workshop Alternative Breaks sets year-end celebration
Lawrence briefs
April 25, 2001
Sex-crime suspect’s bond reduced in hearing KU offers International Awareness Week festivities Graves declares Crime Victims’ Rights Week