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Two Lawrence men accused of firing shots
Police make dramatic arrest in downtown Lawrence
April 27, 2001
(Updated Friday at 6:44 p.m.) Two young men accused of firing shots in a northwest Lawrence neighborhood were arrested Friday afternoon during a dramatic downtown car stop.
Fisherman dies after being swept from Bowersock Dam
Authorities rescue two others stranded
April 27, 2001
(Updated Friday at 9:10 p.m.) An elderly fisherman died Friday night from injuries suffered after a torrent of water knocked him off the Bowersock Dam and into the Kansas River.
Constance Barnes Obituary
April 27, 2001
Constance Barnes Waterford, Mich. — Memorial services for Constance Ingalls Barnes, 97, Waterford, Mich., will be at 11 a.m. May 4 at Canterbury-on-the-Lake Chapel, Waterford, Mich. She donated her body to the University of Michigan.
scheduled Sunday
April 27, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Clinton — A retired couple here manage a hotel of sorts for hundreds of purple martins.
EARNINGS Corning cutting 1,000 more jobs
April 27, 2001
www.corning.com Corning, N.Y. (ap) — Fiber-optics maker Corning Inc. is eliminating 1,000 jobs on top of 3,300 already targeted in recent weeks as it scrambles to rebound from a slump in telecommunications markets.
s close
April 27, 2001
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.10; milo, $1.69; corn, $1.73. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.10; milo, NA; corn, $1.73. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.91; soybeans, $4.10; milo, $1.69; corn, $1.73.
Ukraine conference begins
April 27, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Participants in a three-day conference at Kansas University are hoping to improve relations between the United States and Ukraine.
Blotter
April 27, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Neighborhood Resources allocates $2 million
April 27, 2001
astuever@ljworld.com The Lawrence Neighborhood Resources Advisory Committee allocated $140,000 to the Salvation Army in 2001 for site preparation and demolition in constructing a new homeless shelter.
Kansas athletics directors
April 27, 2001
Here is a list of Kansas athletic directors, with years served: W.O. Hamilton 1911-1919
Local briefs
April 27, 2001
KU women’s netters upend Missouri, 4-1
County launches its own Oz study
April 27, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Olathe — After some minor tweaking, the Johnson County Commission on Thursday launched its own study of Oz Entertainment Co.’s development plan for the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant near DeSoto.
Hillcrest, East Heights get new principals
April 27, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The Lawrence school district Thursday hired new principals for embattled East Heights School and highly regarded Hillcrest School.
Who will succeed Frederick?
April 27, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Once Kansas University chancellor Robert Hemenway returns from attending an NCAA Executive Committee meeting in Indianapolis, he will appoint a search committee to find a replacement for athletics director Bob Frederick.
Explosives suspect hearing
April 27, 2001
Trial ordered in mailbox bombing
Santaularia fires 73 at LCC
April 27, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Charlie Santaularia expects to golf well at Lawrence Country Club.
Frederick at a glance
April 27, 2001
Personal Born: March 4, 1940, in St. Louis, Mo.
FSHS-SMS softball
April 27, 2001
J-W Staff Report Overland Park — Shawnee Mission South swept a softball doubleheader from Free State on Thursday, winning 2-1 and 12-2 at Johnson County Girls Athletic Assn. fields.
Frederick quotebook
April 27, 2001
It’s a sad day for me. He’s a guy that hired me and has been loyal to me and important to me for 13 years. He’s a guy who gave me a chance. That part is hard. ” This department has lost a good man.” — KU men’s basketball coach Roy Williams
4-27 Should criminals receive harsher punishments for harming..
April 27, 2001
Should criminals receive harsher punishments for harming a pregnant woman’s fetus?
STATE Tax error proves costly –- Department of Revenue sends wrong bills
April 27, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/legislature
MUST KTA bridge update soundoff
April 27, 2001
When is the bridge on East 800 Road that goes over the turnpike going to reopen? The bridge, on East 800 Road west of Lawrence, has been closed since early February when a transport truck that exceeded height limits passed under it on Interstate 70 and damaged a beam.
Hugh Grinstead Obituary
April 27, 2001
Hugh Grinstead Family graveside services for Hugh David Grinstead, 83, Lawrence, will be Monday at Mount Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth.
FS vs. Olathe North soccer
April 27, 2001
J-W Staff Report Olathe — Kristin Bock’s unassisted goal 12 minutes into the second half lifted Free State High to a 1-0 soccer victory over Olathe North on Thursday at the Olathe District Activities Complex.
s tennis
April 27, 2001
BIG 12 WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT Friday at Waco, Texas
City results
April 27, 2001
Women’s Power One: Courtside Cuties 3, Dream Team 0; Dream Team 3, Screwdrivers 0; Spike Girls 3, Pussycats 0; 2Schmammered 2, Power Drinkers 1. Women’s Power Two: Yellow 2, DST 1; DST 3, Regulators 0; She Devils 3, Net Assests 0.
City scores
April 27, 2001
City Results Men’s Friday One — Stacked Deck 12-19; Ray’s Liquor 11-8; Mudcats 20-15, Panthers 8-8; Antiplayers 11-16, Stuff 8-24.
Star Signs Classic on tap
April 27, 2001
Star Signs bicycle race slated next weekend
Methamphetamine arrest
April 27, 2001
Wells Overlook patrol yields drug arrest
Nation briefs
April 27, 2001
Judge orders woman’s feeding tube reinstated McVeigh considered assassinations as revenge
Nation briefs
April 27, 2001
CIA denies TV analyst was former employee Family missing after identity stolen Police followed policy during fatal shootout
Nation briefs
April 27, 2001
No Powerball jackpot winner Ellis Island Web siteoverwhelmed by success Police investigate monkey-napping
District official regrets ninth-grader competed at Relays
April 27, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Less than a week after a South Junior High track standout was allowed to compete at the Kansas Relays dressed in Lawrence High gear, Supt. Randy Weseman said junior high students shouldn’t be able to enter high school events until their season is complete.
Friday datebook
April 27, 2001
TODAY 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.: Storytimes for toddlers and children 3 years and older, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833. Registration required.
Couple attached to goats
April 27, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com MORE www.goddardfarm.com, www.adga.org
Births
April 27, 2001
* Matthew and Tricia Decker, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday. * Tommy and Erin Welsh, Eudora, a girl, Wednesday.
s wife family, delighted
April 27, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Margey Frederick reached up, hugged her husband and said: “I love you. You are my hero.”
Frederick steps down at KU AD (1A)
April 27, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Kansas University’s troubled athletics department will face an uncertain future with a new leader.
s close
April 27, 2001
Dow Industrials +67.15, 10,692.35
Business briefcase for Friday
April 27, 2001
COMPUTERS IBM builds toward
Keg records catch young drinkers
April 27, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/legislature
Western executive’s perks under fire
April 27, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Perks for Western Resources’ chief executive are coming under increased scrutiny as the company tries to win state approval for an electric rate increase and federal approval to reorganize its holdings. As part of his employment contract, Western President David Wittig is assured a 17 percent profit when he sells his million-dollar Topeka mansion, a company spokesman confirmed.
Ashcroft mulls tobacco case
April 27, 2001
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said Thursday that he doesn’t plan to ask for extra money to support the government’s lawsuit against tobacco companies, despite a request from Justice Department lawyers for an additional $57 million.
Utah guard Starks recovering following surgery
April 27, 2001
Utah Jazz guard John Starks had surgery this week to remove a testicle and was resting at home Thursday, a source close to Starks told The Associated Press. Starks, 35, had surgery Tuesday and was hospitalized overnight for a condition called testicular torsion, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Pacers take offense to Sixers’ defense
April 27, 2001
Isiah Thomas doesn’t like watching playoff basketball dominated by free-throw shooting. He doesn’t like the grab-and-clutch tactics that have permeated playoff basketball in recent years, and, as a member of the rules committee, he doesn’t understand why some rules are being enforced and others are not.
Ailing doctor safely out of Antarctica
April 27, 2001
A twin-engine propeller plane carried a sick American doctor out of Antarctica on Thursday, winging him to safety in Chile. He was stricken with a gall bladder ailment at an icy South Pole research station.
Toronto tames Knicks, 94-74
Carter propels Raptors to first playoff victory in franchise history
April 27, 2001
Vince Carter finally showed some spunk, and Lenny Wilkens showed he’s not too old to come up with something creative. Carter became a successful playoff performer for the first time Thursday night, turning from a timid player into a tough one as the Toronto Raptors routed the New York Knicks, 94-74, to even their first-round series 1-1.
National League Roundup: Expos survive Cardinals in 15
Ankiel hot topic following Montreal’s 4-3 extra-inning victory in St. Louis
April 27, 2001
Even though it didn’t decide the game, Rick Ankiel’s latest shaky start was the No. 1 topic in the St. Louis Cardinals’ clubhouse. Milton Bradley drew a bases-loaded walk in the 15th inning 10 innings after Ankiel had been removed as the Montreal Expos won 4-3 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
American League Roundup: Nomo no-hit bid halted
Boston ace burned by questionable call in 2-0 win
April 27, 2001
Hideo Nomo’s bid for his second no-hitter in 23 days slipped off the edge of right fielder Darren Lewis’ glove. Lewis raced in and slid for Torii Hunter’s low drive on the first pitch of the seventh inning of Boston’s 2-0 win over Minnesota on Thursday night.
KU baseball travels to Texas Tech
April 27, 2001
Kansas University’s baseball team will put its three-game winning streak on the line against Texas Tech today.
Free State nips Eagles
April 27, 2001
Kristin Bock’s unassisted goal 12 minutes into the second half lifted Free State High to a 1-0 soccer victory over Olathe North on Thursday at the Olathe District Activities Complex.
People
April 27, 2001
Halle sues tabloid for libel The enlightenment of jail ‘Traffic’ settles school complain J. Lo adds clothing line
Maris lost record, but found respect
Home run chase of 1998 made it possible for tributes such as HBO’s ‘61’
April 27, 2001
“Absolutely not,” Mark McGwire said this week when asked if his record-breaking 1998 season had brought Roger Maris back to life and made the HBO movie “61” possible. “In my mind, they are not related.” Is McGwire serious? Is he sincere?
Daily ticker
April 27, 2001
Briefcase
April 27, 2001
IBM builds toward hardware evolution Stocks end mixed on conflicting news European bank keeps interest rates steady More taxpayers turn to computers
Job market raises student angst
Surveys find employment available for college graduates
April 27, 2001
So, you’re a college senior without a job. In this uncertain employment market, should you be losing sleep? Nearly half of the 400 students who responded to an online survey on careers site Vault.com say that job search stress is keeping them up at night. What’s more, one-third say their social lives were affected and 18 percent say they had lost or gained weight.
Creation controversy
Human cloning presents moral and ethical dilemmas
April 27, 2001
By Jim Baker Cloning’s not very popular. A recent poll of 1,000 adults by the American Museum of Natural History concluded 92 percent of Americans wouldn’t approve of cloning to reproduce a favorite person, according to the Associated Press.
School funding remains at fore for legislators
April 27, 2001
Senators went back to work Thursday on school finance, an issue that was rapidly becoming the key to passing a final spending bill and ending the 2001 session.
This weekend’s races
April 27, 2001
NASCAR BUSCH Indy Racing League CART Formula One NHRA
City project cuts phone lines
April 27, 2001
Construction crew cuts phone lines
Budget veto promised
April 27, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Even before the House started debating a proposed budget Thursday, Gov. Bill Graves said he would veto it, calling the spending plan “completely unacceptable and fiscally irresponsible.”
s decision
April 27, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Gary Kempf’s tenure at Kansas University has spanned 29 years.
Friends and Neighbors, boys and igloo
April 27, 2001
TYLER LAU, 12, LEFT, AND ZACH BACHERT, 12, show off an igloo they made with the snow left around the neighborhood. They made the structure during their winter break in January. 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.
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April 27, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Roy Williams says he has “very mixed emotions” about his boss — Bob Frederick — stepping down as athletics director at Kansas.
Correction chamber orchestra
April 27, 2001
A calendar listing for the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra in Thursday’s edition of The Mag contained some errors. The rehearsals today and Saturday are not open to the public.
LHS golf
April 27, 2001
High School Results HUTCHINSON INVITATIONAL
s legacy academics-heavy
April 27, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com The Man Who Hired Roy Williams would like to be known as something more.
Area briefs
April 27, 2001
Trial ordered in mailbox bombing Sheriff investigating rural home burglary Driver in intensive care after crash on I-35 Senior services topic of panel discussion
HBO baseball film ‘61’ bats .750, according to man who was there
April 27, 2001
The man who shared an apartment with Yankees teammates Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle in the summer of 1961 pegs the truth-in-reporting average of HBO’s film “61” at .750. That’s a fantastic number for a batter, not too impressive for an attempt to represent a piece of history.
Family tickled by decision to step down
Kansas AD’s wife, Margey: ‘Bob, it’s time for us to make a change’
April 27, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Margey Frederick reached up, hugged her husband and said: “I love you. You are my hero.” Minutes earlier, Bob Frederick had announced he would step down on June 30 after 14 years as Kansas University’s athletics director.
Coaches saddened by move
Praise flows freely after Frederick announces retirement as Kansas’ athletics director
April 27, 2001
By Gary Bedore Gary Kempf’s tenure at Kansas University has spanned 29 years. In that time, the former KU athlete, swim coach and current administrator has never met anybody quite like Bob Frederick, his boss of the past 14 years. “I’ve worked for a lot of different athletics directors during that time,” said Kempf, first-year director of student-athlete life and coaches’ professional development after a 24-year stint as men’s and women’s swim coach.
When will U.S. end embargo?
April 27, 2001
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News The last Western outpost of the Cold War is a curious mixture of yesterday and tomorrow.
The Mag: Best Bets
April 27, 2001
Coffeehouse diva Mary Dolan,
Area athlete of week
April 27, 2001
Eric Brown, Baldwin
Horoscopes
April 27, 2001
Goats aren’t kid’s stuff for couple
April 27, 2001
By Joy Ludwig “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Goats but Were Afraid to Ask.” That’s not the title of the workshop scheduled for Saturday on a 15-acre farm near here, but it could be.
Kerrey says he won’t return Bronze Star
Comments come after former senator details Vietnam killings
April 27, 2001
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, after publicly acknowledging he led a squad that killed women and children during the Vietnam War, said Thursday that he did not plan to return the Bronze Star he was awarded after the incident.
Williams’ feelings ‘mixed’
Basketball coach happy for Frederick, sad for himself
April 27, 2001
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams says he has “very mixed emotions” about his boss Bob Frederick stepping down as athletics director at Kansas. Williams, the Jayhawks’ 13th-year men’s basketball coach, says he’s “happy” for the students in KU’s School of Education, who figure to learn a lot of valuable lessons from their new professor of Sports Administration.
Oldest city in Americas found
April 27, 2001
Archaeologists working in the windblown coastal desert of Peru have uncovered the ruins of a city as old as ancient Egypt and more than 1,000 years older than any previously reported urban center in the Americas.
MTV says it’s not responsible for ‘Jackass’ copycats
April 27, 2001
MTV says it’s upsetting when young people injure themselves with the popular show “Jackass” in mind but insists it isn’t responsible for viewers who try dangerous stunts.
Hutchinson reader contributes story of comic criminal
April 27, 2001
Religions briefs
April 27, 2001
Praise Temple serves fund-raising breakfast Organ professor presents concert New singles group gathers for mixer Jewish center presents documentary
Don’t try to squeeze children into same mold
April 27, 2001
What can you tell us about the differences between Type I and Type II children? I have one of each and want to understand them.
Friday Woodling column
April 27, 2001
A couple of months ago I asked Bob Frederick, then closing in on his 61st birthday, how long he planned to remain Kansas University’s athletics director. “I hope to be able to continue for probably at least five more years,” Frederick replied.
City athlete of week
April 27, 2001
Free State’s 4x400 relay Sport: Boys track.
KU tennis
April 27, 2001
College Results BIG 12 TOURNAMENT
Study tracks effects of gay parents
April 27, 2001
Taking issue with two decades of research findings in the politically charged arena of gay parenting, two professors say sexual orientation of parents makes more of a difference than researchers have been willing to admit.
Three Jayhawks make all league
April 27, 2001
Kansas University’s Quentin Blakeney, Rodrigo Echagaray and Eleazar Magallan have been named to the all-Big 12 tennis team in a vote of league coaches.
FRI Automobile helped Lawrence grow
April 27, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Most of us take for granted that we can hop in our cars for a jaunt across town to shop, work or visit friends.
N.Y. court rejects linking gunmakers to shooting victims
April 27, 2001
Handgun manufacturers cannot be held liable for shooting deaths and injuries suffered by seven people because of the supposedly negligent way the weapons were marketed and distributed, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday. The 7-0 decision by the Court of Appeals probably dooms what lawyers said was the first verdict to go against gun makers sued over their marketing practices by a shooting victim.
Santaularia’s 73 keys Firebirds
April 27, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Charlie Santaularia expects to golf well at Lawrence Country Club. After all, the Free State High senior established the course record in August with an 8-under-par 64. Santaularia didn’t shoot a record on Thursday, but managed a steady 73 to lead the Firebirds’ No.
School officials lament decision to let junior high jumper compete
April 27, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Less than a week after a South Junior High track standout was allowed to compete at the Kansas Relays dressed in Lawrence High gear, Supt. Randy Weseman said junior high students shouldn’t be able to enter high school events until their season is complete.
Frederick resigns AD’s post at KU
April 27, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University’s troubled athletics department will face an uncertain future with a new leader. Bob Frederick, who has overseen some of the Jayhawks’ highest highs and lowest lows for the past 14 years, on Thursday announced his resignation, effective June 30, as athletics director. Frederick will teach full time in KU’s School of Education.
Natural gas leak
April 27, 2001
Businesses evacuated during natural gas leak
Lakers paste Trail Blazers, 106-88
April 27, 2001
The Portland Trail Blazers fired their best punch at the Los Angeles Lakers, and the defending NBA champions merely shrugged it off. Shaquille O’Neal had 32 points, 12 rebounds and five assists Thursday night as the Lakers rolled to a 106-88 victory over the Blazers, giving them a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.
s perks come under fire
April 27, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Perks for Western Resources’ chief executive are coming under increased scrutiny as the company tries to win state approval for an electric rate increase and federal approval to reorganize its holdings.
Unborn Victims Act’ wins House approval
April 27, 2001
With a president taking their side for the first time in eight years, abortion opponents in the House voted Thursday to make it a federal crime to harm a fetus during an attack on its mother.
6News video: Boulder’s smart growth plan may hold ideas for Lawrence
April 27, 2001
Andy Tate: 6Sports athlete of the week
April 27, 2001
Kansas University’s Andy Tate finished third in the steeplechase with,a time of 8:38.01 at last weekend’s Mt. Sac Relays in California. Tate’s,time is the third fastest in KU history and qualifies him for the NCAA,Outdoor in late May in Eugene, Ore.
City athletes of the week: Free State 4x400 relay
April 27, 2001
Free State’s 4x400 relay team of Owen Cox, Pat Johnson, Tyler Pearce and Justin White placed second at the Kansas Relays in a season-best 3 minutes, 22.29 seconds.
Lawrence briefs
April 27, 2001
Construction crew cuts phone lines Pelathe Center sets spring fund-raiser Walk to benefit DCAP MS Walk is Saturday
Gathering seeks to boost U.S., Ukraine relations
April 27, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Participants in a three-day conference at Kansas University are hoping to improve relations between the United States and Ukraine.
Popular ‘Purple Martin Day’ scheduled Sunday
April 27, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A retired couple here manage a hotel of sorts for hundreds of purple martins.
Oz study ordered by commission
April 27, 2001
By Dave Ranney After some minor tweaking, the Johnson County Commission on Thursday launched its own study of Oz Entertainment Co.’s development plan for the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant near DeSoto.
Hillcrest, East Heights get new principals
April 27, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district Thursday hired new principals for the embattled East Heights School and highly regarded Hillcrest School.
Grant funds recommended for new shelter
CDBG panel allocates $140,000 for shelter site preparation
April 27, 2001
By Amber Stuever The group that recommends allocation of federal block grant funds to the Lawrence City Commission wants to give the Salvation Army $140,000 for site preparation and demolition in constructing a new homeless shelter. The Salvation Army funding was the only significant change made by the Lawrence Neighborhood Resources Advisory Committee to the 2001 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) investment summary.
On the record
April 27, 2001
Briefly_____________
April 27, 2001
Businesses evacuated during natural gas leak Firefighters evacuated a handful of businesses and blocked off Seventh Street just east of Massachusetts Street for about an hour Thursday after construction crews accidentally ruptured a natural gas line. No fire and no injuries were reported from the leak, which occurred in the alley east of the 600 block of Massachusetts Street. A backhoe broke a 2-inch natural gas line, forcing evacuation of the Raven Bookstore, 8 E. Seventh St.; Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.; and La Prima Tazza, 638 Mass. Firefighters used gas-detecting equipment inside Free State Brewing Co., 636 Mass., but didn’t find any leaking natural gas, officials said. Construction crews were working behind the old post office, 645 N.H., where the Lawrence Journal-World and Sunflower Cable news operations are to be housed. Kansas Public Service workers had to shut off three valves to stop the leak, fire officials said. In the photo above, Bill Keith, left, owner of Spectrum Optical, 4 E. Seventh, retreats to the corner of Seventh and Massachusetts streets after giving Lawrence-Douglas County firefighters a key to the business. Seconds later, the firefighters entered the building to check gas levels. _____________ Greek organizations Phi Kappa Theta to move to former fraternity house Phi Kappa Theta fraternity at Kansas University has found a new home. Members of the fraternity, formerly located at 1941 Stewart Ave., will reside at the former Delta Tau Delta chapter house at 1111 W. 11th St. beginning Aug. 1. The fraternity has been without a house since June 1, when members were ordered to move out of their Stewart Avenue location because a city-mandated sprinkler system had not been installed. In late February, a fire struck the vacated premises, causing an estimated $300,000 in damage. Delta Tau Delta fraternity moved out of its 11th Street house last spring due to a lack of members. The Delta Tau Delta alumni board has agreed to lease the house to Phi Kappa Theta for four years, with an option on a fifth year, president Chris Vetter said. Phi Kappa Theta is weighing several options in selling its Stewart Avenue property. _____________ Kansas University Edwards Campus names associate dean Mary Ryan, director of new student orientation at Kansas University, has been named associate dean of the university’s Edwards Campus in Overland Park. Ryan, who will assume her duties June 4, will be responsible for academic programming and development at the campus. She has worked at KU since 1991. She replaces Bruce Lindvall, who left last year to become director of higher education services for the Midwestern Regional Office of the College Board in Evanston, Ill.
Mailing list proves taxing for state
Revenue Department errs in sending some notices
April 27, 2001
By Terry Rombeck If you received a bill from the Kansas Department of Revenue for income tax penalties from 1998, you might not have to pay it. The Revenue Department mistakenly sent payment notices to an unknown number of taxpayers about two weeks ago, saying they owed between $10 and $40 in fees and interest from 1998.
Briefs
April 27, 2001
Wells Overlook patrol yields drug arrest Habitat to have nail-driving ceremony
Friends and neighbors
April 27, 2001
Keg records aid in arrest
Senator uses incident to illustrate need for registration law
April 27, 2001
By Kevin Bates A Lawrence liquor retailer’s records helped nab a Jefferson County man who bought six kegs of beer for an underage party. State Sen. Jim Barnett, an Emporia Republican, says the arrest proves the need for a keg registration law he’s pushing.
Pilot declines hero’s mantle
April 27, 2001
Lt. j.g. Jeff Vignery helped regain control of a Navy spy plane after it was struck by a Chinese fighter but says he’s no hero. Vignery, who grew up in Goodland, and another pilot were at the controls of the EP-3E turboprop plane when it was struck April 1 over the South China Sea and forced to land on Hainan island. The 24-member crew was detained by the Chinese government for 11 days.
Tobacco workers urged to quit jobs
April 27, 2001
Quit your job!
U.S. closing in on World Cup berth
With 3-0 record, Americans hold five-point lead over Costa Rica, Mexico, Jamaica
April 27, 2001
Bruce Arena cautions against losing focus after the United States’ fast start in World Cup regional qualifying. “We’re not going to relax,” the U.S. coach promised. His players remind anyone who asks that seven of the 10 qualifying matches have yet to be played.
NHL Playoffs: Leafs’ goalie too sharp for Devils
Penguins post 3-0 victory over Sabres, but Jagr misses third period
April 27, 2001
So much for the rumors about Curtis Joseph having a sore right hand. Hot hand is more appropriate. Joseph stopped 32 shots and the Toronto Maple Leafs showed their new playoff look is for real, beating the New Jersey Devils, 2-0, on Thursday night in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal.
World briefs
April 27, 2001
U.N. chief outlines AIDS battle strategy Navy to resume island target practice Ban on women drivers to continue indefinitely
Stray calf helps end animal slaughter
April 27, 2001
After two months of mass burials and flaming funeral pyres, the people of Britain Thursday finally found something they could love in the foot-and-mouth crisis: The Calf Who Would Not Die.
Downed missionary plane to be raised
April 27, 2001
With a barge and a crane, authorities on Thursday prepared to raise the wreckage of a Cessna plane floating pontoons-up in the Amazon River after a Peruvian air force jet that mistook it for a drug flight shot it from the skies.
Carnegie ‘heroes’ honored for their bravery
April 27, 2001
Two farmers who saved a man after a propane tank explosion were among 19 people honored Thursday by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.
Spy plane crew couldn’t destroy all secrets before China capture
April 27, 2001
U.S. secrets were lost when a Navy surveillance plane made an emergency landing in China, despite the best efforts of the crew, the Pentagon said Thursday.
Hugh Grinstead
April 27, 2001
Pilot blamed for bomb accident
April 27, 2001
A Pentagon investigation of a U.S. bombing accident that killed six people in Kuwait last month found that it had been preceded by similar, though nonfatal, training blunders at the same bombing range, officials familiar with the investigation said Thursday.
KU should have plenty of candidates for successor
April 27, 2001
Once Kansas University chancellor Robert Hemenway returns from attending an NCAA Executive Committee meeting in Indianapolis, he will appoint a search committee to find a replacement for athletics director Bob Frederick.
Planet-building process observed
April 27, 2001
Astronomers have seen the first direct evidence of the birth of a planet in the form of snowballing dust grains, helping to confirm the theoretical scenario for how Earth and the other planets formed around the infant sun.
Study: Breast implants don’t raise cancer risk
April 27, 2001
Women who have had silicone breast implants do not face an increased risk for most cancers, according to a National Cancer Institute study of 13,500 women who had implant surgery for cosmetic reasons.
Job deaths halved since ‘80
April 27, 2001
Workplace deaths in the United States have dropped by nearly half over the past two decades, the government said Thursday, crediting new technology, stricter safety regulations and a shift in the economy toward safer service-industry jobs.
Jayhawks clobber Missouri
Kansas opens with 4-1 win, to meet OSU in quarterfinals
April 27, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team defeated Missouri, 4-1, in a first-round Big 12 championship match on Thursday at Baylor’s courts. The Jayhawks (12-11, 4-7) meet Oklahoma State this morning in the quarterfinals.
Shawnee Mission South sweeps Free State
Firebirds’ losing streak reaches 13 games with two league losses to Raiders
April 27, 2001
Shawnee Mission South swept a Sunflower League softball doubleheader from Free State on Thursday, winning 2-1 and 12-2 at Johnson County Girls Athletic Assn. fields. In the first game, SM South scored the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh on a dropped fly ball.
Smithsonian puts ‘Star Wars’ on display
April 27, 2001
A mythical “Star Wars” spacecraft took the name of a real jet fighter. And the ongoing fiction that now features the imaginary craft has furnished a nickname for a real anti-missile project.
Automobile helped drive Lawrence’s growth
April 27, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Most of us take for granted that we can hop in our cars for a jaunt across town to shop, work or visit friends. It wasn’t always that way. Before 1900, Lawrence residents traveled in streetcars or horse-drawn buggies on muddy streets. Houses were clustered only a few blocks from Massachusetts Street the commercial center of town because it wasn’t practical to travel much farther.
Graves bristles at House budget
Chamber nevertheless advances its proposal
April 27, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Even before the House started debating a proposed budget Thursday, Gov. Bill Graves said he would veto it, calling the spending plan “completely unacceptable and fiscally irresponsible.” “I am fully prepared to veto this poor public policy should it unfortunately reach my desk,” Graves said.
WorldCom income falls
April 27, 2001
Telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc.’s net income fell 49 percent in the first quarter, with severance packages and foreign currency fluctuations hitting the company hard.
Corning cutting 1,000 more jobs
April 27, 2001
Fiber-optics maker Corning Inc. is eliminating 1,000 jobs on top of 3,300 already targeted in recent weeks as it scrambles to rebound from a slump in telecommunications markets. Overall, the work force cuts account for 10.75 percent of Corning’s payroll of 40,000.
Wages post biggest gain in year
New state unemployment claims hit five-year high
April 27, 2001
Americans’ wages and benefits in the first quarter posted their biggest gain in a year, suggesting that the slowing economy isn’t translating into less compensation for workers who still have jobs. But the number of people filing new claims for state unemployment insurance last week hit a five-year high, further evidence that employers’ appetite for workers has waned during the slowdown.
Gardens hold message of peace
Bahai prophet’s century-old vision becomes reality
April 27, 2001
Fulfilling a vision of the Bahai prophet Bahaullah, workers pruned and clipped grass and shrubs down a hillside in front of a gold-domed shrine a symbol of peace and tranquility in a land where both are scarce. Inside the silent, dim room of the serene shrine, a few Bahai faithful meditated cross-legged, heads bowed, eyes closed and hands clasped above the tomb of one of their prophets.
Spirituality
April 27, 2001
Study: ‘Old Order’ thriving Church members upset by tithing ultimatum Jews for Jesus ad running in magazines after TV ban N.J. Jews report vandalism
Capitol briefs
April 27, 2001
Bill shines light on credit card use Retiring reporter honored by lawmakers House resolution backs Bush tax plan
Kesey’s ‘60s tale launched career
Cuckoo’s Nest’ returns to Broadway, nearly 40 years after first run
April 27, 2001
Author Ken Kesey has never seen the movie version of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” his classic 1960s tale of how mainstream society cannot abide a free thinker.
Stubblefield returns
Free agent given six-year pact by 49ers
April 27, 2001
Dana Stubblefield has returned to the 49ers. San Francisco signed Stubblefield, a free agent released by the Washington Redskins last month, to a six-year deal on Thursday.
GOP chair mulls run at Moore
April 27, 2001
The Kansas Republican Party chairman is mulling a challenge of two-term Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore.
Driver isn’t green to Winston Cup
April 27, 2001
Busch Series champion Jeff Green hopes to make the first of seven Winston Cup starts for Richard Childress Racing on Sunday at California Speedway. “I ran about 10 or 12 races in 1997 and 1998 where I had to pull double duty in both the Winston Cup and Busch garages,” Green said.
Slavery more than a memory
April 27, 2001
By E.R. Shipp New York Daily News Who would have thought that in 2001, slavery still would be an issue? But in Mississippi, the state flag containing a rendition of the Confederate battle flag was ratified by a 2-to-1 margin last week. And in West Africa, a wandering ship, the Etireno, brought the reality of child slavery to the world’s attention, becoming as famous for its reputed human cargo as the Amistad in the 19th century.
Robinson ready to race
NASCAR driver says she’s ‘no gimmick’
April 27, 2001
Shawna Robinson thinks she can make history without being considered a NASCAR sideshow. “This is no gimmick,” she insists. “I know I’m capable of driving in Winston Cup. Now all I have to do is go out there and prove it.” She’ll have that opportunity this weekend at California Speedway, where the 36-year-old mother of two will try to qualify for the NAPA Auto Parts 500.
Harvard highway
April 27, 2001
Guiding principles
April 27, 2001
Educational gabfests
April 27, 2001
J-W Editorials There’s plenty of talk but not enough action where school funding is concerned.
U.S. engages in dubious missions
April 27, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group America’s global reach and its new vulnerabilities come into sharp focus through three recent accidents abroad involving the U.S. military or the CIA. In Peru, near the coast of Hawaii and off China, well-meaning Americans have again proved that good intentions can also pave the way to tragedy.
Suzuki, Brown blank Rays - Kansas City 6, Tampa Bay 0
April 27, 2001
Mac Suzuki made it look easy. Suzuki threw eight shutout innings and Dee Brown hit his first major league homer as the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 6-0, Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. “If I can finish, that would be great, but I knew the pitch count was high,” Suzuki said.
Oil appetite
April 27, 2001
Frederick remains loyal to Allen during tenure
April 27, 2001
By Chuck Woodling A couple of months ago I asked Bob Frederick, then closing in on his 61st birthday, how long he planned to remain Kansas University’s athletics director. “I hope to be able to continue for probably at least five more years,” Frederick replied. Things change. At the time I sat down with Frederick rumors had been floating around he would step down after 14 years in charge of KU’s athletics department and take an administrative post in the chancellor’s office.
It’s time to accept free trade
April 27, 2001
By Robert Reno Newsday Amid all the screeching in Quebec last week, it was difficult to tell the difference between the good guys and the bad ones, the liberals and the right wingers, the cynical troublemakers and the idealistic goody goodies, the underdogs and the mountebanks.
AD hopes for lasting legacy
Frederick says he’s most proud of ‘academic All-Americans that we had’
April 27, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock The Man Who Hired Roy Williams would like to be known as something more. Minutes after announcing his resignation as Kansas University’s athletics director Thursday morning, Bob Frederick was asked what he’d like his legacy to be. “Obviously, I’ll always be proud of the fact I did hire Roy Williams,” Frederick said. “I felt like I’m proud of many of the other coaches I hired.
Congressman, governor at odds on ‘unity’ dinner
April 27, 2001
Two leading Kansas Republicans, a congressman and the governor, are at odds over a money-raising dinner for candidates at the most local level of party leadership.