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KU athletics director announces resignation
Bob Frederick to take teaching post at KU
April 26, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 5:03 p.m.) By Chuck Woodling Bob Frederick, Kansas University’s athletics director since 1987, announced his resignation Thursday morning, effective June 30. KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway said he fully supported Frederick’s decision, which he first discussed with Hemenway last weekend.
TOP MOVIES
April 26, 2001
County commission briefs
April 26, 2001
Township request to drop road maintenance OK’d
County Commission Briefs
April 26, 2001
Township request to drop road maintenance OK’d Speed limit lowered near Midland Junction
Friends and neighbors
April 26, 2001
Price caps ordered for California power
April 26, 2001
Federal energy regulators directed limited price controls on California’s wholesale electricity markets Wednesday, but the order fell short of the sweeping price caps California officials have wanted.
Tobacco ad rules questioned
Supreme Court hears Massachusetts case
April 26, 2001
The Supreme Court pondered aloud Wednesday whether federal law overrides state statutes and bars the states from banning tobacco advertising that targets school-age children. The justices gave no hint, however, of how they will resolve the complex issues raised by Massachusetts’ 1999 regulations and thus affect similar laws elsewhere.
Doctor rescued from South Pole
April 26, 2001
A rescue plane completed the perilous first leg of flight home from the South Pole on Wednesday evening, carrying an ailing American doctor across Antarctica before landing at a base near the coast.
Murl Borders
April 26, 2001
Gary Proctor
April 26, 2001
Doris Trueblood
April 26, 2001
NBA Playoffs: Bucks blast Magic
Milwaukee takes 2-0 lead in series
April 26, 2001
Ray Allen wouldn’t be bullied by Andrew DeClercq or burned by Tracy McGrady. Fired up by a flagrant foul from DeClercq, Allen scored a personal playoff-best 27 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat Orlando 103-96 Wednesday night and took a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five series.
Planners give nod to Sixth St. rezoning
April 26, 2001
By Joel Mathis A divided Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission voted Wednesday to recommend rezoning for a “big box” commercial development at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Commissioners took the action despite a recommendation from planning staffers, who said the total amount of commercial development roughly triples the amount called for in that area by Horizon 2020, the city-county long-range planning guide.
Firebirds go 1-2 at tennis dual
April 26, 2001
Free State senior Spencer Hilt won two singles matches and a doubles match Wednesday to highlight the Firebirds’ performance at a home tennis quadrangular in which FSHS went 1-2.
Jayhawks rally for 8-5 win
April 26, 2001
Kansas University won its third straight baseball game with an 8-5 victory over Newman University Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark. Kansas reliever Justin Wilcher worked 3 2/3 innings out of the bullpen and closer Jeff Davis tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn his first save of the season.
Kansas splits with Jays
April 26, 2001
Ten in a row. That’s where Kansas University’s softball win streak stood after Wednesday’s 5-1 victory over Creighton University in Game One of a doubleheader at the Creighton Sports Complex.
Haskell to play soccer in fall
April 26, 2001
Haskell Indian Nations University will add a men’s intercollegiate soccer program this fall as it joins the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference. Former HINU football coach Gary Tanner will be in charge of the soccer program. “We’ll look mainly on campus for players,” Tanner said. “We’ve had a good contingent who have expressed interest.”
Western sizzlin’
Jeremy Mayfield warms up to California track
April 26, 2001
Adversity, you might say, lit a fire under Jeremy Mayfield one year ago this week at California Speedway. Actually, that’s not precisely correct. It was actually a clogged line in the oil cooler in his No. 12 Ford that heated things up during his victory in last year’s NAPA 500.
Car crash spoils celebration
Rahman, family ‘OK’ after getting thrown from convertible
April 26, 2001
Newly crowned heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman and his family were thrown from a convertible in a motorcade accident Wednesday after a celebration at City Hall. “Everybody’s OK,” Rahman said after leaving The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
KU women to open in Big 12 net meet
April 26, 2001
Kansas University’s seventh-seeded women’s tennis team will meet No. 10 seed Missouri in a first-round match of the Big 12 Conference championships at 3 p.m. today. Today’s winner will meet No. 2 seed Oklahoma State at 4 p.m. on Friday.
Commissioner says Oz optimism premature
April 26, 2001
By Dave Ranney A theme park developer is telling investors he is optimistic the Johnson County Commission will approve the controversial Wonderful World of Oz, in part, because of “close personal relationships” between an Oz lawyer and commission members.
American League Roundup: Twins impress Martinez
Minnesota rallies past Red Sox in 10 innings, 6-4
April 26, 2001
The surprising Minnesota Twins are gaining believers every day. On Wednesday night, they convinced Pedro Martinez. The Twins rallied to beat Boston, 6-4, in 10 innings after Martinez left with a one-run lead through seven. He was very good but didn’t pitch to his usual level.
Attorneys debate U.S. 59 proposals
April 26, 2001
By Amber Stuever A Kansas Department of Transportation official squared off against a familiar foe and a class of environmentally conscious Kansas University students in a debate Wednesday over the merits of the proposed expansion of an area highway.
Crime briefs
April 26, 2001
‘Crack’ turns out to be bits of bath soap Ex-employee questioned about embezzlement
Superintendent’s raise angers Wichita teachers
April 26, 2001
Some Wichita teachers are fuming over a $19,000-per-year pay raise given to the school superintendent. “It’s a disbelief, that the board would make such a decision at a time when absolutely we’re begging for every penny we can get into public school funding,” said Barb Fuller, president of United Teachers of Wichita.
Board postpones seminar plan
April 26, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school board member Scott Morgan says introduction of a seminar period at the district’s four junior highs should pass an academic litmus test. He said parents need to be convinced it’s in the best interest of students to replace instructional time with sessions at the end of the day that allow for individual attention, pep assemblies, music rehearsals or travel to sporting events.
Lost love letter arrives 46 years late
April 26, 2001
Nearly a half-century ago, James Bracy scrawled four pages of love-laced prose to his young wife, dropped the letter at the post office on his Army base, and forgot about it. So, too, did the U.S. Postal Service.
Parking violation a slap to disabled
Lawmaker’s Cadillac blocked handicapped access
April 26, 2001
With hundreds of the state’s disabled residents rallying at the Statehouse, State Rep. Al Lane picked the worst possible day to unlawfully park his red Cadillac, blocking access to a handicapped ramp. The Mission Hills Republican wasn’t ticketed. But that didn’t spare him the attention of disabled protesters and their supporters. Demonstrators surrounded the car. Some left handwritten messages on the car’s windshield. “I could not cross here because you blocked my ramp,” one wheelchair user wrote. “Have a nice day.”
U.S. factory orders bounce back
Home sales soar in March, surpass monthly record
April 26, 2001
Home sales soared and orders to factories for costly manufactured goods rose for the first time this year two economic snapshots providing fresh hope the worst of the national slowdown may be over.
Stocks rise on growing optimism
April 26, 2001
Prices rose sharply Wednesday on Wall Street as investors, having taken profits and digested more earnings reports, began feeling more secure about the market’s prospects.But even amid their growing optimism, the buyers mostly sought the safety of blue chips.
FCC sanctions telecom takeover
VoiceStream deal gets U.S. government’s OK
April 26, 2001
The U.S. government approved the takeover of VoiceStream Wireless by German giant Deutsche Telekom, a deal that will boost the company’s position as a national wireless competitor. In announcing its decision Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission said it concluded that the merger was in the public interest.
The toy’s the thing
April 26, 2001
Finding a toy for your child to play with isn’t difficult toy stores and gifts from generous grandparents can keep a child in playthings for years. But making sure the toy is age-appropriate and educational is a little trickier. According to Ruth Nathan, Ph.D., learning potential is highest when instruction is tailored to a child’s individual skill level.
Bedtime might be the best family time
April 26, 2001
Parents who find themselves working late may miss out on homework help and family dinners. But if they make it home before the lights go out, they can enjoy one of the day’s best bonding opportunities reading a bedtime story.
Spring cleaning lets home shine
Now’s the time to wash that winter grime away
April 26, 2001
Why do spring and cleaning fit together like a hand and a dust glove? Alisa Ahlgrim, owner of a residential and commercial cleaning service for eight years, has this insight: “This time of year, you open the windows. It’s sunny. There’s fresh air coming in, and you see dirt that you didn’t see in the winter when it was dark.”
Bedtime stories benefit both parent and child
April 26, 2001
The “to-do” list for busy parents is about to get a little longer. But this isn’t an extra chore, this is a few minutes of pure yet practical pleasure. The newest item on the agenda is reading a story to your children each and every night, and April has been declared National Bedtime Story Month.
Jayhawks finish 12th
April 26, 2001
Kansas University completed its season Wednesday with a last-place finish at the Big 12 women’s golf tournament.
Seven selected for shrine
April 26, 2001
Former Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams and New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett were among five players and two coaches added Wednesday to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Iverson: Brown a genius
April 26, 2001
Allen Iverson barely spoke to Larry Brown not too long ago. Now Iverson can’t stop talking about his coach. Iverson pulled the Philadelphia 76ers even with the Indiana Pacers in their best-of-five playoff series with a 45-point, nine-assist performance in Tuesday night’s 116-98 victory.
Will we survive ‘Survivor’?
April 26, 2001
Tension is sure to mount on “Survivor: The Australian Outback” (7 p.m., CBS) now that the cast has been whittled down to its final four. I’ll be the first to admit that nothing could interest me less. I caught a half-hour of the show last week, more out of professional duty than curiosity. I remain resolutely not thrilled at all.
Driving experience priceless (for $600)
Fox lives dream during Richard Petty’s Winston Cup school
April 26, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Danny Fox spent a couple of hours out at Kansas Speedway last weekend. He sat through a brief class, took a few laps around the speedway’s 11/2-mile tri-oval in a van, then strapped himself in a NASCAR Winston Cup stock car and drove himself around the course eight times.
Minor-league baseball park search begins
April 26, 2001
By Chuck Woodling If a summer goes by without my fanny plopped into a seat of at least one minor-league baseball stadium, I feel cheated. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I was unable for whatever reason to fulfill this annual summer rite.
Devil Rays keep Royals reeling, Tampa bay 5, Kansas City 3
April 26, 2001
A utility player for most of his two previous seasons in the majors, Russ Johnson is determined to make the most of an opportunity to be the regular second baseman for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Capitol Briefs
April 26, 2001
DUI law changes recommended Senate action sought on Hoisington school
On the record
April 26, 2001
Area Briefs
April 26, 2001
Fire victim identified Pulitzer Prize winner to speak today in KC Haskell poetry reading to feature former laureate
Township tells of road woes
April 26, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Township officials and rural residents had no problem airing concerns about roads and road safety to Douglas County commissioners and staff. Commissioners Wednesday held their first of four meetings in the county to talk with township board members and others about mutual concerns.
Doomed effort
April 26, 2001
Florida House votes 114-3 to drop punchcard balloting
April 26, 2001
The Florida House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to do away with the state’s punchcard voting system and its dangling, pregnant, and dimpled chads. The measure to move to an electronic ballot system passed the House 114-3. The Senate is considering a similar bill.
Theory refuted that AIDS began from polio vaccine
April 26, 2001
Four new studies essentially refute the theory that the AIDS epidemic began when thousands of people were given a contaminated oral polio vaccine in Belgian Congo in the late 1950s.
Help, money sought for election reform
April 26, 2001
State officials told Congress Wednesday that they badly need federal financial help to fix the voting system flaws that marked the last election. They also stressed that states must retain control of how elections are conducted.
World Briefs
April 26, 2001
Philippines: Former president arrested for corruption France: World’s oldest person celebrates 115th year Iran: Anti-Israeli groups back Palestinian uprising
Kosovo prisoners cheered at release
April 26, 2001
A cheering crowd welcomed 143 ethnic Albanians back to Kosovo on Wednesday after their release from Serbian jails earlier in the day.
Chernobyl anniversary marked with anger, tears
April 26, 2001
Fifteen years after the Chernobyl disaster sent a radioactive cloud over much of Europe, the infamous plant has finally been idled but the beleaguered nation is still struggling with its deadly legacy.
Long-delayed Beatty, Hawn film finally to hit theaters
April 26, 2001
Three years in the making, the comedy “Town & Country” rolls into theaters Friday, minus the fanfare normally surrounding such a star-studded movie.
Arts Notes
April 26, 2001
Photography students receive honors Organ recital set at Corpus Christi KU department to have ceramics sale Kansas tribute planned for choir
Wake Up Poll
April 26, 2001
What Are You Reading?
April 26, 2001
SEVEN QUESTIONS with Chris Duarte
April 26, 2001
By Dave Ranney The early word on Chris Duarte had him sounding like just another directionless guitar whiz imitating Stevie Ray Vaughan doing Jimi Hendrix. Duarte can, in fact, replicate the Hendrix and Vaughan catalogs perfectly. But after playing 250-plus gigs a year for more than a decade, he’s nobody’s wannabe.
Congress urged to simplify tax code
April 26, 2001
Filling out tax returns would become simpler for most Americans if Congress scrapped rules that phase out tax breaks as incomes rise, a congressional report says. Among the tax breaks that should be made universal are the $500 child credit, itemized deductions and credits for child care and education, the bipartisan Joint Committee on Taxation recommended Wednesday.
Horizon 2020 vision: To guide, not dictate, growth
April 26, 2001
By Joel Mathis These days, discussions about Horizon 2020 often take on the tone of a constitutional debate. Are you a strict constructionist or a loose constructionist? Is it law or simply a guide? And on and on. And as with the Constitution, a lot gets said about the framers’ intentions. More than 300 people served on “task groups” that developed various sections of the plan; literally thousands of city and county residents attended public meetings to add their input.
The Mag: Movie Spread
April 26, 2001
Along Came a Spider “Kiss the Girls” was probably off the radar in most people’s minds as a picture that warranted a sequel. But “Along Came a Spider” weaves enough slick action sequences and screwy plot twists to give an audience its money’s worth. And it manages to stay clear of its predecessor’s over-worn contrivance of “the serial killer,” instead focusing on an espionage-heavy tale. Morgan Freeman reprises his role as Det. Alex Cross, and he brings the requisite gravity to a thriller about a terrorist (Michael Wincott) who has kidnapped the young daughter of a U.S. senator from an elite private school. Despite Wincott’s effectively restrained portrayal as the “bad guy,” the rest of the cast flounders, especially bland blonde Monica Potter, who plays the secret service agent partner of Cross. Director Lee Tamahori (“The Edge”) keeps the pacing lively enough that he doesn’t allow the audience time to linger on the many plot implausibilities that pile up at an alarming rate. (R) — JN
The Mag: What are you reading?
April 26, 2001
Angelia Perkins, teacher,
The Mag: Top Movies
April 26, 2001
Movies 1. “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” $10.5 million
KU-Creighton softball boxes
April 26, 2001
Kansas 5, Creighton 1 KANSAS ab r h bi
Local briefs
April 26, 2001
KU baseball signs five to letters
Borders obit
April 26, 2001
Murl Borders Mass of Christian burial for Murl R. Borders, 88, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence.
4-26 Should early morning church bells be stopped because of…
April 26, 2001
Should early morning church bells be stopped because of neighbor complaints? Amanda Loflin,
Drak Puppet Theatre review
April 26, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Puppet theater has been a long-standing tradition in the Czech Republic. But the DRAK Puppet Theatre takes the familiar and puts its own spin on it by creating a space where live actors interact with shadow puppets, special lighting and music.
Area bands to raise money for damaged buses
April 26, 2001
Bands to rock for seniors Five area bands will rock to the tune of charity this weekend at a benefit for Douglas County Senior Services.
Township brings road woes to county
April 26, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Lecompton — Township officials and rural residents had no problem airing concerns about roads and road safety to Douglas County commissioners and staff.
Planners give nod to Sixth St. rezoning
April 26, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com A divided Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission voted Wednesday to recommend rezoning for a “big box” commercial development at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Blotter
April 26, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Thursday Best Bets
April 26, 2001
OLD 97’S play tonight at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. TODAY
Ku softball splits
April 26, 2001
Omaha, Neb., — Ten in a row. That’s where Kansas University’s softball win streak stood after Wednesday’s 5-1 victory over Creighton University in Game One of a doubleheader at the Creighton Sports Complex.
Ku baseball wins
April 26, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas University won its third straight baseball game and improved its overall record to 18-26 on the season, with an 8-5 victory over Newman University Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
The Mag: Top Music part 2
April 26, 2001
Modern rock tracks 1. “It’s Been Awhile,” Staind
Drunk driving law changes endorses
April 26, 2001
DUI law changes recommended
The Mag: Top Music
April 26, 2001
Singles 1. “All For You,” Janet
The Mag: Weird News
April 26, 2001
Lead stories The Cleveland Plain Dealer revealed in April that 12 Ohio government agencies have spent more than $50,000 in the past three years on humor consultants to help them do their work more effectively. The Department of Job and Family Services, recently criticized for misspending money on faulty computer programs, shelled out nearly $25,000 (for the purpose of “contribut(ing) to positive attitudinal perceptions of workplace transitions,” according to its contract with Humor Consultants Inc.).
Fake crack cocaine arrest
April 26, 2001
‘Crack cocaine’ turns out to be chunks of soap
Tonganoxie-Perry
April 26, 2001
Thursday at Tonganoxie TONGANOXIE 5, PERRY 1
City tennis results
April 26, 2001
City Results 3.5 WTT
Oskaloosa softball
April 26, 2001
High School Results Thursday at Oskaloosa
Area bb scores
April 26, 2001
High School Results Thursday at Johnson County 3&2, Lenexa
Ottawa U. hires grid boss
April 26, 2001
Ronnie Jones, special teams coordinator for the Buffalo Bills in 2000, has been named head football coach at Ottawa University. Jones, 45, replaces Brad Senter who resigned earlier this month after less than two months on the job. Senter had replaced Chris Creighton who left after the 2000 season to become head coach at Wabash.
The Mag: Sports cutline
April 26, 2001
Thad Allender/Journal-World Photo KEVIN HEIMAN, right, celebrates next to his brother Jeff after a touchdown during last Saturday’s XFL championship game.
4-26 Short Stuff briefs
April 26, 2001
Free State students click at competition Several Free State High School photography students recently received honors from the Society for Contemporary Photography (SCP) in Kansas City, Mo.
BANKRUPTCY Co-op seeks to shed assets at auction
April 26, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.fcaag.com
The Mag: The Cedar House rules
April 26, 2001
The Cedar House rules House of Large Sizes remains Iowa’s most reliable musical export
Our Town
April 26, 2001
LHS Volleyball Camps: Lawrence High will be offering several girls volleyball camps this summer. The high school camp will be July 23-26, the junior high sessions July 16-20 and July 23-27 and the grade school camp July 16-20. For information, call Jo Huntsinger at 749-3135. l
Board posptpones seminar
April 26, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com http://schools.lawrence.com/school_news
s close
April 26, 2001
Dow Industrials +170.86, 10,625.20
The Mag: Seven Questions w/Chris Duarte
April 26, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com The early word on Chris Duarte had him sounding like just another directionless guitar whiz imitating Stevie Ray Vaughan doing Jimi Hendrix. Duarte can, in fact, replicate the Hendrix and Vaughan catalogs perfectly. But after playing 250-plus gigs a year for more than a decade, he’s nobody’s wannabe.
The Mag: arts notes
April 26, 2001
Lou Rawls appears at Yardley
The Mag: Theater box
April 26, 2001
What: “Talking With” by Jane Martin When: 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday
s books breakout
April 26, 2001
Five favorite children’s books Here are the most popular children’s books checked out during the past year at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. In parentheses are the publisher and the year the hardcover edition was first published:
4-26 Pelathe garden box
April 26, 2001
Growing good will For information about how you can participate in the Pelathe Community Resource Center’s garden project, call David Cade or Bruce Martin at 841-7202.
4-26 Students plant Pelathe garden
April 26, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Lawrence High School junior Mary Evan and LHS sophomore Amber Van Druff pulled weeds from the newly tilled garden at the Pelathe Community Resource Center. They didn’t seem to mind the labor — or the occasional worm that squirmed in the dark dirt.
The Mag: Wake up call mugs
April 26, 2001
Emily Schutte, Olathe,
Jv baseball
April 26, 2001
JUNIOR VARSITY Thursday at Shawnee Mission East
TOP MUSIC
April 26, 2001
TOP MUSIC
April 26, 2001
Briefcase
April 26, 2001
Payless ShoeSource reining in Parade Amazon confirms SEC looking into stock sales U.S. Senate passes bill to clean ‘brownfields’ Yahoo! barring reporters from meeting
Free State netters goes 1-2 at quad
April 26, 2001
J-W Staff Report Free State senior Spencer Hilt won two singles matches and a doubles match Wednesday to highlight the Firebirds’ performance at a home tennis quadrangular.
s top building regulator to retire in June
April 26, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com After signing off on 41,470 permits for 6,668 new homes and a total of $1.8 billion in construction, renovation and related work in Lawrence, Gene Shaughnessy is putting the cap on his pen.
Births
April 26, 2001
* Eric and Stephanie Rasys, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. * Dashonda Mahoney, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
The Mag: No X-citement at XFL finale
April 26, 2001
No X-citement at XFL finale Despite food and fans, the big game turned into the Super Bowl party from hell
Leavenworth County fire victim
April 26, 2001
FIRE Victim identified
Baldwin softball
April 26, 2001
Thursday at Louisburg BALDWIN 7, LOUISBURG 0
The Mag: Food cutline
April 26, 2001
Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo NATALIE BOCK, employee of Pat’s Blue Rib’n Barbeque, 1618 West 23rd St., displays the new St. Louis Style Rib Platter.
Mag calendar
April 26, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
City commissioners set goals
April 26, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com City commissioners want to expand the city’s recycling efforts, develop policies about flood plain development and do something about downtown’s Carnegie Library now that the Lawrence Arts Center is set to move.
Mag reefer
April 26, 2001
Size matters After 14 years of constant touring, House of Large Sizes remains Iowa’s most reliable musical export.
OTTAWA Blocked exits spark road rage
April 26, 2001
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Fox tickled by race experience
April 26, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Danny Fox spent a couple of hours out at Kansas Speedway last weekend.
Sound off on Red Dog Days
April 26, 2001
What are the dates of this year’s Red Dog Days? The first session of the popular summer workouts conducted by Don (Red Dog) Gardner, a retired Lawrence police officer, will begin June 12. Workouts will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays outside Memorial Stadium on the Kansas University campus. The second session will start July 2 and will feature Monday through Thursday workouts, also starting at 6 p.m. Also scheduled is a fun run at 8 a.m. on June 16 at a site to be determined.
Highway adversaries duke it out
April 26, 2001
astuever@ljworld.com A Kansas Department of Transportation official squared off against a familiar foe — and a class of environmentally conscious Kansas University students — in a debate Wednesday over the merits of the proposed expansion of an area highway.
KU baseball signs five to letters
April 26, 2001
Kansas University baseball coach Bobby Randall on Wednesday announced the signing of five players to national letter of intent.
Golf ball technology: Is there limit?
Solid-core balls with softer covers have everyone hitting longer with plenty of feel around greens
April 26, 2001
Mark Calcavecchia wonders where golf balls go from here. “It’s gotta end somewhere. How much better can get they get than they are now?” asked Calcavecchia, who earlier this year set the PGA Tour’s all-time 72-hole scoring record when he shot 256 to win the Phoenix Open.
Archbishop’s intercession quiets 6 a.m. bells
April 26, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Ask for whom the bell tolls not. The answer would be Rich Davis and other neighbors of Corpus Christi Church. Their complaints about the early-morning peal of church bells prompted Archbishop James Keleher of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas on Wednesday to issue a cease-and-desist order.
Panel urges law to end standoffs
April 26, 2001
Airline strikes and long standoffs could be eased if a “drop-dead date” were added to the federal law governing airline labor negotiations to give both sides incentive to bargain, industry and union officials told lawmakers Wednesday.
Inspector signs off
City’s top building regulator to retire in June
April 26, 2001
By Mark Fagan After signing off on 41,470 permits for 6,668 new homes and a total of $1.8 billion in construction, renovation and related work in Lawrence, Gene Shaughnessy is putting the cap on his pen. Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector, is retiring effective June 18 after nearly 25 years on the job.
Daily ticker
April 26, 2001
An era of uncertainty
April 26, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate America has entered the Era of Uncertainty. True, the future, whether tomorrow or 10 years from tomorrow, is never certain, but there generally exists a probability, an expectation, a reasonable hope of things to come. But not now.
Privacy concerns gone awry
April 26, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group In one more fit of misplaced fearfulness, birth announcements in newspapers appear to be threatened with extinction. It’s a small but meaningful example of the costs we are paying as worries about privacy blind us to the benefits of openness.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
April 26, 2001
A day care anxiety attack
April 26, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe Ah yes, another day, another dollar, another anxiety attack. Such is life for working mothers in the dawn of the 21st century.
Nation Briefs
April 26, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO: Court rejects O.J.’s bid to reverse ruling Indiana: Cancer patient arrested for beating his wife Texas: Convicted murderer is 7th execution in 2001 Kentucky: School chapel reopens despite lawsuit threat North Carolina: Custody awarded after 7-year abduction
People
April 26, 2001
Subject of best-selling ‘Geisha’ sues author
April 26, 2001
The Japanese woman who inspired the best-selling novel “Memoirs of a Geisha” has sued its author, contending he violated their confidentiality agreement and disparaged her reputation.
Different perspective
Stack isn’t interested in same old landscapes
April 26, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Robert Stack loves to paint. He works primarily in watercolors, and because of his skill and his hectic schedule he can paint wonderfully vibrant and realistic landscapes in a short period of time. But his one criterion is that he’s not interested in rendering a picture the way all the other painters might see the subject.
Speak for yourself
Women empower production of ‘Talking With’
April 26, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near A new theater production at Baker University has a definite female angle to it. While most plays are written by men, with the majority of parts going to men, “Talking With” stands apart as something of an anomaly.
Wake Up Call: The cookie crumbles
Girl Scout vendors pose a ‘threat’ to non-union workplaces
April 26, 2001
By Greg Douros Linda brought her 12-year-old daughter Melissa to work in January to sell Shortbreads and Caramel deLites for her local girl scout troop. Was this action one of a responsible parent encouraging her daughter’s cookie sale efforts? Or was it the act of a subversive, intent on organizing revolutionary cell blocks to seize the workplace from its capitalist owners and declare a workers’ commune?
Film Review - ‘Driven’
Racing sequences help disguise lack of momentum in ‘Driven’
April 26, 2001
By Loey Lockerby Let’s be honest, there’s only one reason anyone will go to see this film, and it’s not Sylvester Stallone’s way with words. It’s the cars and, more specifically, the cars crashing into walls and flipping over the landscape at 200 miles per hour. That’s what “Driven” is about, and that’s what people will pay money to watch. Director Renny Harlin delivers, too, staging race sequences that are as tense and thrilling as a great real-life day at the speedway (or at least a really cool video game).
Book Review - ‘When Duty Calls’
Parents’ love letters inspire Topekan to write ‘When Duty Calls’
April 26, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near New interest in the Vietnam War has promoted everything from a PBS examination series to a term-ending visit to battlefield sites by then President Clinton. Now a Topeka writer is recounting what it was like for one war bride and her GI spouse in the new novel “When Duty Calls.”
Word of Mouth: Hitting the sauce
Pat’s Blue Rib’n Barbeque helps fill Lawrence’s BBQ void
April 26, 2001
By Diane Frook If Kansas is the breadbasket of America, then it logically follows that Kansas City is its barbecue pit. For its proximity to KC, however, Lawrence straggles lazily behind when it comes to good barbecue. Maybe because of the proximity. Either way, as a stakeholder in the restaurant community, I submit that this issue needs attention. Lawrence is growing. Surely some of these new folks like ribs.
The Cedar House rules
House of Large Sizes remains Iowa’s most reliable export
April 26, 2001
By Geoff Harkness With the dubious exception of Slipknot, the mainstream music world has yet to recognize the wealth of talent that springs from Iowa, possibly the only state considered less cool than Kansas.
CD Reviews - Jay Dee, Thug Murder
April 26, 2001
Neighbors take church bell ringing to city commissioners
April 26, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Ask for whom the bell tolls not.
THU GROWTH Horizon 2020 subject to debate
April 26, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com www.lawrenceplanning.org/res3.html
Thursday datebook
April 26, 2001
TODAY 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: “Homework Nights” free tutoring and homework assistance for sixth- through 12th-graders, Lawrence Public Library, The Zone, 707 Vt., 843-3833.
Business briefcase for front
April 26, 2001
General Dynamics plans to acquire Newport News
The Mag: Parting Shot
April 26, 2001
A CLOWNFISH swims in the coral reef aquarium donated by Wayne and Kathleen Gillett to Kansas University’s Center for Environmental Studies.
The Mag: Memories of war
April 26, 2001
Memories of war Parents’ love letters inspire ‘When Duty Calls’
The Mag: Speak for yourself
April 26, 2001
Speak for yourself All-female cast portrays characters in search of escape
s books
April 26, 2001
atrollinger@ljworld.com Asking Jane Johnston to pick her favorite children’s book is like asking Mrs. Walton to pick her favorite child. She can’t possibly choose just one book when there are so many — 70,366 at the public library to be exact — great characteristics about every title.
s soccer
April 26, 2001
J-W Staff Report Haskell Indian Nations University will add a men’s intercollegiate soccer program this fall as it joins the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Commissioner says Oz optimism premature
April 26, 2001
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BU’s Lewis wins
April 26, 2001
Baker University’s Meghan Lewis won the HAAC/Region V women’s golf tournament on Tuesday at Alvamar. Lewis shot rounds of 78 and 75 for a 153 total to place first. Lindenwood’s Collette Giroux was second at 167.
Briefcase
April 26, 2001
General Dynamics plans to acquire Newport News DaimlerChrysler posts loss for first quarter Internet providers object to House bill Chicago officials rankled by IBM ads
Popular children’s stories still even the squirmers
April 26, 2001
By Amy Trollinger Asking Jane Johnston to pick her favorite children’s book is like asking Mrs. Walton to pick her favorite child. She can’t possibly choose just one book when there are so many 70,366 at the public library to be exact great characteristics about every title.
Whistling condom inspires a column worth repeating
April 26, 2001
Reagan worship is out of control
April 26, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group “Surtout, Messieurs, point de zele,” said Talleyrand, expressing the sensibility of conservatism. His wisdom “Above all, gentlemen, no zeal” is unintelligible to some profoundly unconservative conservatives who advocate madly multiplying honors for Ronald Reagan.
Time to reassess
April 26, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Enough of the constant “dolt jokes” about the United States president. It’s time for the quipsters trying to get attention and laughs to reassess their depiction of President George W. Bush as an imbecile or a dolt. He’s making them look rather foolish at this point.
Out of Bounds: No X-citement from XFL
April 26, 2001
By Seth Jones It wasn’t but a couple months ago that people were actually beginning to become excited about the XFL. After all, there would be no fair catches, cameras could be allowed inside the locker rooms and cheerleaders were encouraged to date players. Just the last two made people think that the “X” in XFL possibly stood for X-rated. Maybe in our mind’s eye that locker room camera would X-pose something extra sexy with our football like players and cheerleaders sharing the same showers.
The Mag: Art box
April 26, 2001
What: “The Art Work of Robert Stack” When: On display now
Friends and Neighbors, Franklin School reunion
April 26, 2001
THIS GROUP ATTENDED FRANKLIN SCHOOL IN THE 1930S and met at Don’s Steakhouse Oct. 9 for a noon luncheon and talk about old times. Standing, from left: Katherine Ray Haas, Lawrence, Kenneth Schutz, Vinland, Homer Welsh, Lawrence, Thelma Cox Rifkin, Alhambra, Calif., Ray Newell, Lawrence, Arthur Oatman, Overland Park; seated, Hazel Ray Coffman, Ottawa, Betty Gordon Ryan, Eudora, and Caroline Lemon Williams, Lawrence. The photo was submitted by Ray Newell, Lawrence. 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.
National briefs
April 26, 2001
Anti-apartheid crusader Rev. Leon Sullivan dies Tiremaker in talks to settle lawsuits City council mandates bilingual hiring Child support ordered despite lack of paternity Classes, exams canceled because of building fire
Blocked exits spark road rage
April 26, 2001
By Joy Ludwig You can’t get there from here. That’s what is upsetting residents and business owners in Ottawa since the Kansas Department of Transportation blocked 2.5 of the city’s five Interstate-35 interchanges for reconstruction. And one of the interchanges has been removed permanently in the last few weeks.
Co-op seeks to shed assets at auction
April 26, 2001
By Mark Fagan The state’s largest farm cooperative is preparing once again to sell everything from grain to spreaders to elevators to satisfy its debts in a bankruptcy case. Farmers Cooperative Assn. wants to auction all of its substantial assets elevators, convenience stores, land and grain inventory during an auction June 7. The co-op’s equipment would be sold during three separate auctions in July.
Short stuff
April 26, 2001
Free State students click at competition This Mother’s Day, it’s your turn High prices may discourage teen smokers, study says
Senate rejects latest package for schools
April 26, 2001
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have put $60 million more into public education through higher sales and estate taxes. Legislators already have approved a $67 million increase that will add $50 to the base amount of aid the state awards for each public school pupil.
Film Review - ‘The Dish’
The Dish’ transmits a more unusual viewpoint of the first landing on the moon
April 26, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Because the footage of Neil Armstrong taking the first human steps on the moon have been repeated so many times, it’s easy to take the image itself for granted. Merely getting Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin to the lunar surface was such an endeavor that one can forget that a group of enterprising Australian scientists were responsible for making sure those unforgettable pictures made it back to earth.
The Mag: Books box
April 26, 2001
What: “When Duty Calls” by Faith DeVeaux Where: Available at area bookstores and on Amazon.com
Parting shot
April 26, 2001
Silly Puddy
Actor Patrick Warburton redefines his aloof persona in ‘The Dish’
April 26, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Patrick Warburton left an indelible impression on viewers of the popular sitcom “Seinfeld” as David Puddy, Elaine’s (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) less than ideal boyfriend. In fact, the impression may have been too lasting.
The Mag: One small step for man
April 26, 2001
PG-13 ***
Swalm services
April 26, 2001
National League Roundup: Henderson walks into history
Veteran passes Ruth with base on balls No. 2,063
April 26, 2001
Rickey Henderson set the major league walks record at 2,063, but it did little good for San Diego, which lost, 5-3, to Philadelphia. Henderson walked on a 3-1 pitch from reliever Jose Mesa leading off the ninth to take sole possession of the mark he had shared for a day with Babe Ruth.
The Mag: Hitting the sauce
April 26, 2001
** 1/2 Hitting the sauce
The Mag: Unable to shift gears
April 26, 2001
(PG) *1/2
National briefs
April 26, 2001
Kerrey admits Vietnam deaths FBI can’t ID 1963 bomb type Chrysler recalls minivans Reformer elected premier
Reservoir ‘Dogs
The Honeydogs finally stumble into a little bit of ‘Luck’
April 26, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Some bands complain bitterly about life on the road, but not The Honeydogs. Given the band’s history of heartache, setback and strife, being on tour probably seems like a walk in the park.
City leaders set goals
April 26, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners want to expand recycling efforts, develop policies about floodplain development and do something about downtown’s Carnegie Library now that the Lawrence Arts Center is set to move.
Briefly____________________
April 26, 2001
Drug company donates $100,000 to Dole Institute Pfizer Inc., a New York-based pharmaceutical company, will donate $100,000 to Kansas University’s Robert J. Dole Institute for Public Service and Public Policy, officials said Wednesday. The institute, scheduled for construction in 2002 on KU’s West Campus, will feature papers and other materials that the former U.S. senator donated to KU in 1997. The collection includes photographs, audio tapes, videos and memorabilia documenting Dole’s 28 years in the Senate as well as his youth in Russell. The Dole Institute also will offer public service and public policy programs on topics such as taxes, disability policy, agriculture, welfare, the judiciary communications and international affairs. Pfizer also provided a $15,000 grant for predoctoral fellowships in the KU School of Pharmacy. Pfizer is an international company known for the drug Viagra. Former Sen. Dole has served as spokesman in advertisements for Viagra. ____________________ Community: Bands to rock for seniors Five area bands will rock to the tune of charity this weekend at a benefit for Douglas County Senior Services. Two senior vans, including one shown in the file photo above, were vandalized recently. Senior Services business administrator Lois Mead, left, and director Jessie Lusher inspected the damage. When “That’s Not Fair ” band member Adam Mitchell learned of the recent vandalism to the agency’s buses, he organized the event to raise money for a new bus. “That’s Not Fair “, along with Red Rule, Man the Cultivated, Mechanic for Captain and The Goners will play at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Pirate Punk House, 300 W. 14th St. Mitchell and area musicians have conducted similar events for such causes as the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee and Food Not Bombs. ____________________ Schools: Elementary students suspended for threats Three elementary students at Broken Arrow School have been suspended for making verbal threats, the school’s principal said Wednesday. Principal Larry Bakerink said a first-grader was suspended for a half-day, while a fourth-grader and a sixth-grader were suspended for three days each. Two threats occurred Monday. The other happened May 18. In a letter sent home with students, the principal urged parents to discuss with children consequences of threatening people at school. “I think Broken Arrow is a safe place for kids to be,” Bakerink said. “I don’t think in any of these instances anyone was in danger.” The action at Broken Arrow continues a series of suspensions and expulsions at district schools this spring for threatening behavior. ____________________ Haskell poetry reading to feature former laureate Haskell Indian Nations University students living in Roe Cloud Hall will play host to a poetry reading at 7 p.m. Saturday, featuring an appearance by instructor and former Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low-Weso. Several students are expected to read poetry or perform musical selections. Members of the Substance Abuse Strategies and Education club will serve a meal from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. ____________________ ‘Crack’ turns out to be bits of bath soap A Lawrence man was arrested for attempting to sell crack cocaine, though authorities learned that the suspect was carrying only small chunks of soap. The 24-year-old transient was found Monday evening near Highpointe Apartments, at Sixth and Iowa streets, when officers spotted him after being called to the College Motel, 1703 W. Sixth St. Police were called by a man who said someone had entered his vehicle. The vehicle’s owner chased the man, and police caught him near the apartment complex. When he was apprehended, officers searched the man and found a baggie containing what police thought was crack cocaine, but the man told officers that it was only pieces of bar soap. A manager at the motel had told officers that the suspect had attempted to rent a room in exchange for “crack,” police said. The man was arrested in connection with possession with intent to sell crack cocaine, vehicle burglary, theft, obstruction, a probation violation and a Lawrence Municipal Court warrant. He remained in the Douglas County Jail on $5,750 bond, though no charges had been filed Wednesday.
Feathery fossil rekindles bird-dinosaur debate
April 26, 2001
A duck-sized dinosaur fossil unearthed in China last year sports a downy coat from head to tail, bolstering evidence that feathers arose first for insulation and not flight, scientists report.
Schools yet to find a cure for spring fever
April 26, 2001
Get a room. That’s the phrase being muttered at some high schools this spring as students see their peers making out on school benches, groping in the halls and lip-locking at the lockers.
Puppeteers pull the right strings
April 26, 2001
By Jan Biles Puppet theater has been a long-standing tradition in the Czech Republic. But the DRAK Puppet Theatre takes the familiar and puts its own spin on it by creating a space where live actors interact with shadow puppets, special lighting and music.
U.S. blanks Costa Rica
April 26, 2001
Timing is everything. Just before teammate Jeff Agoos was to take a corner kick Wednesday night, Josh Wolff looked to the sideline and saw Ante Razov readying to enter the game. Wolff figured he had one more chance to do something special before heading to the bench.
Maris, Mantle rivalry revisited
Baseball’s home-run derby featured Saturday in HBO movie ‘61*’
April 26, 2001
Billy Crystal walked into Yankee Stadium on May 30, 1956, to see his first New York Yankees game. Forty-five years later, he combines his love of baseball and fondness for nostalgia in HBO’s “61*.”
Keeping it surreal
Archetype avoids popular rap stereotypes
April 26, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Archetype is one hip-hop group that will never be labeled gangsta rap. Rather than spewing noxious tales of cash, money and hos, the Lawrence-based duo mixes nimble beats and dexterous, native-tongue rhymes that steer clear of the bling-bling mentality that often pervades the genre.
Talladega confirms plates still too restrictive for comfort
April 26, 2001
Nobody ever said they couldn’t do it. The question still is whether they should be asked to. Sunday’s Talladega 500 was an answer to NASCAR’s prayers a clean, safe race with a feel-good winner and plenty of the right kind of action. That does not mean, however, that all is well with Winston Cup restrictor-plate racing.
Kansas storm baffles weather watchers
April 26, 2001
The F-4 level twister that hit Hoisington Saturday night tornado not only was deadly and devastating. It also wiped out widely held beliefs of tornadoes.
The Mag: Silly Puddy
April 26, 2001
Silly Puddy Actor Patrick Warburton redefines his persona in ‘The Dish’
The Mag: Archetype cutline
April 26, 2001
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo MEMBERS OF ARCHETYPE, a rap act from Lawrence made up of members Jeremy Nesbitt, left, and Isaac Diehl right, recently showcased at KJHK’s Farmer’s Ball.
The Mag: Keeping it surreal
April 26, 2001
Keeping it surreal Archetype avoids popular rap stereotypes
The Mag: The cookie crumbles
April 26, 2001
The cookie crumbles Girl Scout vendors pose a ‘threat’ to non-union workplaces across America
Horoscopes
April 26, 2001
Movie Listings
April 26, 2001
Dogs
April 26, 2001
Reservoir ‘Dogs The Honeydogs finally stumble into a little ‘Luck’
Thursday Woodling column
April 26, 2001
If a summer goes by without my fanny plopped into a seat of at least one minor-league baseball stadium, I feel cheated. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I was unable — for whatever reason — to fulfill this annual summer rite. Over the years, I’ve been in ballparks from Riverside, Calif., to Harrisburg, Pa., from Tacoma, Wash., to Albany, N.Y.
Calendar
April 26, 2001
The Mag: Seeing things differently
April 26, 2001
Seeing things differently Stack is not interested in the same old landscapes
Business briefcase inside
April 26, 2001
TOPEKA Payless ShoeSource