Archive for Sunday, April 29, 2001

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World briefs
April 29, 2001
Pro-democracy rally attracts 2,000 people Editor, businessman dead in plane crash Hunger strikers weaken
World briefs
April 29, 2001
Anti-nuclear activist spray paints British sub Monks ask God to prevent pope’s visit
Sense for seniors
April 29, 2001
My dad is in the intermediate stages of what is certainly terminal cancer. He is experiencing a great deal of pain, but doesn’t like the way the pain medication makes him feel. Are there some other pain-control techniques he might try?
Outdoors briefs
April 29, 2001
Kingsley 120th Cecil Kingsley of Lawrence caught 11 bass that weighed 11 pounds, seven ounces and finished 120th at the FLW’s Wal-Mart Open last weekend at Beaver Lake, Ark.
Fishing report
April 29, 2001
(Latest update in parentheses) RESERVOIRS
Schumacher takes pole in Spain
Traction control makes debut
April 29, 2001
Michael Schumacher took full advantage of Formula One’s new electronic traction control to win the pole in his Ferrari for today’s Spanish Grand Prix. Mika Hakkinen of McLaren switched his off to take the No. 2 spot in qualifying Saturday.
Brack snares CART pole
Texas Motor Speedway veteran discounts previous experience
April 29, 2001
Kenny Brack, the only CART driver with racing experience at Texas Motor Speedway, earned the pole for the inaugural Firestone Firehawk 600. Brack ran a qualifying lap at 233.447 mph Saturday to take his second CART pole, but insisted afterward that his five Indy Racing League races at the 11/2-mile high-banked track from 1997-99 gave him no edge. He was just a little bit faster than everybody else.
Ray wins zMax 500, turns eyes to Indy
Driver denies Hornish’s bid for third straight IRL win, awaits trip to Brickyard
April 29, 2001
Greg Ray had his mind on another track after a dominating night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “Let’s go to Indianapolis,” Ray said after cruising to victory Saturday in the Indy Racing League’s zMax 500.
Cubs’ Tavarez derides Pacific Bell Park fans
April 29, 2001
Chicago Cubs pitcher Julian Tavarez, angry at being booed at Pacific Bell Park on Saturday, referred to fans with a profanity and a term derogatory toward gays.
Baseball Briefs
April 29, 2001
Bonds out of lineup against Chicago Cubs Hampton to miss start today against Reds Towers fills out Baltimore’s rotation Sanders to rejoin Reds
School finance proposal leaves superintendents singing the blues
April 29, 2001
Even before legislators completed their work on a finance bill for elementary and secondary schools, superintendents knew it would be a tough year. With nowhere close to as much as new money as they want coming from the Statehouse, the year is getting even tougher.
American League Roundup: New York clips Oakland
Torre’s 500th victory with Yanks overshadows rookie’s win
April 29, 2001
Ted Lilly chose the wrong day for his first major league win. Lilly’s feat was overshadowed by Chuck Knoblauch’s hitting and Joe Torre’s 500th win as Yankees manager as New York beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 Saturday.
Friends and neighbors
April 29, 2001
FSHS tennis second
April 29, 2001
Free State High’s boys tennis team finished second in the Blazer Invitational on Saturday at Gardner-Edgerton.
Astronomy day event culls interest from downtown visitors
April 29, 2001
Sunny skies and warm temperatures Saturday attracted Lawrence residents to Massachusetts Street for shopping, entertainment and astronomy. To celebrate National Astronomy Day, Lawrence resident Torry Crass was on hand at Ninth and Massachusetts streets with two telescopes.
KU’s Speers sixth in shot
April 29, 2001
Kansas University’s Ryan Speers placed sixth in the shot put on Saturday at the Drake Relays.
Haskell alum and last female survivor of Carlisle boarding school dies
April 29, 2001
Margaret Tarbell “Waienhawi” Lazore, who was identified by a historical society as the last surviving female resident of Carlisle Indian Industrial School, has died in a nursing home in Massena, N.Y. She was 99.
George Weber
April 29, 2001
Traffic fines bill included in budget fix
April 29, 2001
A proposal that has cleared the House may be the legislative equivalent of a speed trap. The bill would increase fines for traffic violations, tripling the portion of each fine that the state collects. The state’s fine for driving 45 in a 35 mph zone, for example, would increase to $30 from $10.
On the record
April 29, 2001
Lawrence briefs
April 29, 2001
Senior services to have fund-raising event Visitors Bureau seeks photo contest entries
FSHS boys track 2nd, girls 8th at Aquinas
April 29, 2001
Free State High’s Richie Dunlop set a school record in the discus to pace the Firebirds to a second-place finish at the OP Aquinas Invitational on Friday.
Suspects testing guns on targets, police say
April 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Two men arrested at gunpoint Friday afternoon in downtown Lawrence had just been using a new gun for target practice, police said Saturday. Police were called to Morning Dove Court, in northwest Lawrence, about 4:20 p.m. Friday when a resident reported hearing gunshots.
Cuban diplomat visits area farms
Official comes to Kansas through work of Farm Bureau, former aide to Sen. Pat Roberts
April 29, 2001
By Mike Belt A new bond of friendship and hope was formed Saturday afternoon between a Douglas County farmer and a Cuban government official. It began at the kitchen table in Mark and Brenna Wulfkuhle’s home and culminated with a tour of farming operations at their 3,500-acre Rocking H Ranch, 198 N. 1250 Road.
Red Cross mourns massacre victims
April 29, 2001
The brutal slaying of six Red Cross workers in Congo has torn open scars at the humanitarian organization, forcing it again to confront the problem of preserving safety while working in the world’s danger zones.
U.S., Britain deny airstrike
April 29, 2001
U.S. and British defense officials denied an Iraqi report Saturday that allied warplanes had bombed southern Iraq, killing one civilian and wounding two others. The official Iraqi News Agency quoted an unidentified Iraqi official saying the allied airstrike hit civilian targets in Najaf province, whose capital city of the same name is 113 miles south of Baghdad.
With growth, Boulder manages
April 29, 2001
By Joel Mathis They’re managing in this picturesque city nestled below the Flatirons. Managing booming growth, that is. Much like Lawrence, Boulder’s boom started during the postwar years with thousands of new residents drawn by the University of Colorado and the city’s location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The population, 19,999 in 1950, nearly doubled during the next decade to 37,718, then nearly doubled again to 66,870 in 1970.
Be on the lookout
April 29, 2001
When you are tiptoeing through the tulips, look for gypsy moth eggs, which are about to hatch. Destroying the egg cocoons will reduce damage to shade trees.
It’s easy to be green
Alternative pesticides are kind to the environment
April 29, 2001
By Carol Boncella Having a “green thumb” has taken on new meaning. For a long time, the phrase was used to describe people who had a way with plants, who could grow wonderful gardens no matter the methods they used.
Kentucky Derby a winning draw even if you can’t sit
April 29, 2001
Long before casinos became an integral part of the travel-and-vacation landscape, folks who wanted to mix gambling with recreation trekked to the track for a day at the races. And while the glory days of horse racing are long gone and tracks have struggled, the Kentucky Derby oft trumpeted as the “greatest two minutes in sports” remains a magical event.
Director Capra had golden touch
April 29, 2001
By Calder Pickett In the past few weeks I’ve been looking at a lot of old movies, and the ones I’ve liked best were those directed by Frank Capra. The four best-known Capras were shown recently at our public library, but people should know that Capra gave us a good many other pictures.
Pope calls for end to Iraq’s suffering
April 29, 2001
Pope John Paul II called Saturday for an end to Iraq’s suffering, saying the decade-old U.N. embargo and effects of a “destructive” war were hurting the weakest. The pontiff, who has frequently spoken out against economic sanctions on Iraq, Cuba and other countries, made the comments during a meeting with Iraq’s new ambassador to the Vatican, Abdul-Amir Al-Anbari.
First weekend in May packed with activity
April 29, 2001
In addition to the Art Tougeau parade and Art in the Park, several events are planned next weekend in Lawrence.
Fresh plots, computer images accent summer cartoons
April 29, 2001
This summer’s cartoon fare offers a nice mix of original story lines and a cutting-edge blend of live-action with computer-generated images and traditional pen-and-ink animation.
Leyritz latest ex-big leaguer to sign pact with Newark
April 29, 2001
Jim Leyritz is the latest ex-major leaguer on the Newark Bears. He signed with the independent minor-league team on Saturday, joining Jose Canseco, Lance Johnson and pitchers Jaime Navarro and Jack Armstrong.
Jones, Johnson win at Penn
Greene anchors pair of U.S. relay victories
April 29, 2001
Michael Johnson and Marion Jones turned the boos to cheers in the Penn Relays on Saturday. After part of the crowd showered the U.S. 800-meter relay team with boos, Johnson and Jones had the record turnout of 48,922 chanting “USA! USA! USA!”
Tech edges KU baseball
April 29, 2001
Kansas University’s Pete Smart allowed just two runs off 10 hits, but was outdueled by Texas Tech’s Chris Phillips in the Red Raiders’ 2-1 baseball victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday at Dan Law Field.
Douglas County AIDS Project Walk draws 200 participants
April 29, 2001
By Theresa Freed, Special to the Journal-World More than 200 participants of all ages were drawn to Saturday’s Douglas County AIDS Project Walk Money raised from the 3.1-mile fund-raiser goes toward research, AIDS prevention and to help those living with AIDS in Franklin, Douglas and Jefferson counties.
Walkers raise funds for MS research
April 29, 2001
By Theresa Freed, Special to the Journal-World Kansas University student Jamie Porter didn’t seem to mind passing out water and snacks to participants in Lawrence’s 10th annual MS walk Saturday morning. “I have a relative with MS, so I know our work here really does good for people living with the disease,” Porter said.
Students make move for title
Lawrence youngsters try to outsmart others in national chess tournament
April 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Most of the time, playing chess is a fun hobby for Michael Lisher. But add 5,000 competitors vying for a national title, and the third-grader at Langston Hughes School started feeling a little pressure. “The first game I got butterflies in my stomach and my legs were shaking,” he said. Michael is one of about 40 Lawrence students competing in the United States Chess Federation’s Supernationals at Kansas City’s Bartle Hall.
Boitano ends touring career
April 29, 2001
Brian Boitano, the 1988 Olympic gold medalist and the mainstay of the Champions on Ice figure skating show for nearly two decades, made his final tour appearance in his hometown area Saturday.
Woods ID thief gets 200-to-life sentence
April 29, 2001
A man who used Tiger Woods’ identity to steal $17,000 worth of goods was sentenced to 200 years-to-life in prison. Anthony Lemar Taylor was convicted of falsely obtaining a driver’s license using the name Eldrick T. Woods, Woods’ Social Security number and his birth date.
When ‘Survivor’ ends, that’s not all
Plenty of ‘reality TV’ shows provide strike-proof alternatives
April 29, 2001
The end is nigh. Again. Sort of. Just as last August we saw slithery Richard Hatch become the first “Survivor” champ, soon we will see who aced “Survivor: The Australian Outback,” a struggle for one-upmanship Down Under that’s been watched, analyzed and talked about for weeks.
Reservation unrest
America’s Indian youths stuggle with violence, poverty and drug abuse
April 29, 2001
By Pauline Arrillaga Associated Press Writer Yvonne Kee-Billison lay in a hospital bed, exhausted but elated after giving birth to her son. One floor down, doctors worked to save the life of her younger brother. There had been a fight at a party, over a joint. A gang member stabbed 18-year-old Fernando Kee, a pitcher for the high school baseball team, seven times.
Action criticized
April 29, 2001
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
April 29, 2001
Sooners slip past KU
Bases-loaded walk in seventh lifts OU, 2-1
April 29, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Kelli Braitsch made two errors, had no hits, scored no runs and drove in none on Saturday. Bad day? Hardly. Braitsch, Oklahoma University’s shortstop, had as much to do with the Sooners’ 2-1 softball victory over Kansas as anybody. Braitsch helped beat Kansas with her reputation as the Big 12 Conference’s most dangerous hitter.
Near tragedy raises questions
April 29, 2001
Apple orchards are blossoming just down the road. But there is one student in Michelle Hansen’s honors English class who is not there to see it. Cory Baadsgaard is, instead, in the county jail, writing letters of apology to classmates he has known since kindergarten the same ones he forced into a classroom corner using a loaded big-game hunting rifle and swear words many had never heard him use before.
NATO commander: Expansion a political decision
KU conference on U.S.-Ukraine partnership ends with speech by Supreme Allied Commander in Europe
April 29, 2001
By Mike Belt The commander of NATO stressed the need for continued cooperation with the Ukrainian military, but during a brief speech Saturday at Kansas University stopped short of endorsing that country’s formal membership in the defense alliance.
Frederick touched by response
Outgoing Kansas AD ‘relieved, relaxed’
April 29, 2001
By Gary Bedore Bob Frederick says he’s been “humbled” by an outpouring of well-wishes following Thursday’s announcement that he’s decided to take a teaching job in KU’s School of Education. “I feel very relieved and relaxed. I’ve been moved by all the support,” Frederick, Kansas University’s 14th-year athletics director, said Saturday night after attending a pair of weddings in Lawrence.
Bush stays the course
April 29, 2001
In his first 100 days, President Bush fought for tax cuts and against abortion while reversing Democratic environmental policies. It was a bullishly conservative agenda that belied his whisker-thin election victory and his party’s fragile hold on Congress.
Use Whopper Test: If you plan to spend more, get more
April 29, 2001
The idea for the Whopper Test came to me during a recent vacation in the Bahamas, where we celebrated the end of a good trip with an evening in a fine restaurant. I ordered a turtle steak, and it was pretty good sort of like the chicken-fried steaks I’d had in Texas.
Briefcase
April 29, 2001
Cyberbanking slow to draw consumer interest Looks make a difference in promotions, survey says Name that company
Sixth-graders win Wall Street contest
Sunflower students beat 53 teams, sluggish market in Spring Stock Market game
April 29, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Folks losing their shirt in the stock market might contact the fledgling Lawrence investment group of Anthony, Andrew, Colin, Philip and Bryant. Of course, you’ll need to get their parents’ permission to talk strategy. Anthony Frei, Andrew Sigler, Colin Flanders, Philip Bennett and Bryant Denning sixth-graders at Sunflower School are justifiably bullish after winning first place in the state’s Spring Stock Market Game.
Plastic storm builds
Credit debt fuels financial fury
April 29, 2001
As the number of personal bankruptcies soared during the 1980s and ‘90s, something less obvious but more far-reaching was happening in the relationship between creditors and debtors: a dramatic shift in how Americans borrowed and spent money.
NBA Roundup: Sixers take 2-1 series edge
Orlando works overtime to keep Milwaukee from sweeping
April 29, 2001
Allen Iverson loves the team whose fans seem to hate him most. Iverson had 32 points and the Philadelphia 76ers silenced the Indiana hecklers by scoring their final 10 points on free throws to beat the Pacers 92-87 on Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Eastern Conference first-found series.
Shaq takes some free shots in memoir
April 29, 2001
Much has been written about the feud between Los Angeles Lakers star basketball center Shaquille O’Neal and teammate Kobe Bryant, and it was even reported in January that Shaq had asked to be traded.
Alarming incidents put focus on bosoms
April 29, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald I demand to know how much longer the so-called “authorities” intend to continue ignoring the international spate of alarming incidents involving bosoms. At this point you’re thinking: “WHAT international spate of alarming incidents involving bosoms?”
Wizards tie Earthquakes
April 29, 2001
Kansas City goalie Tony Meola made a sprawling one-handed save to thwart San Jose’s best scoring chance and the Wizards tied the Earthquakes, 0-0, Saturday night.
Sense for seniors
April 29, 2001
My dad is in the intermediate stages of what is certainly terminal cancer. He is experiencing a great deal of pain, but doesn’t like the way the pain medication makes him feel. Are there some other pain-control techniques he might try? I am certainly no expert on cancer or pain control, and I also know that the primary thing he should do is talk with the doctors and other members of his health care team. Living with unnecessary pain decreases the overall quality of one’s life. It may lead to diminished activity or depression. It may lead to spending less time with family and friends.
Calder Pickett
April 29, 2001
In the past few weeks I’ve been looking at a lot of old movies, and the ones I’ve liked best were those directed by Frank Capra. The four best-known Capras were shown recently at our public library, but people should know that Capra gave us a good many other pictures. There’s a thing called the “Capra touch” that came to mark his movies. That touch was, roughly putting it, one person, usually a man, battling ignorance and power. The “touch” was best demonstrated in “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” and, to a lesser extent, in “Meet John Doe” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Aids walk
April 29, 2001
Participants in Saturday morning’s Douglas County AIDS Project Walk for Health received some warm-up advice from Lawrence Athletic Club trainers. Several trainers led the group in aerobic exercise before the walk began in South Park.
MS Walk
April 29, 2001
Kansas University student Jamie Porter didn’t seem to mind passing out water and snacks to participants in Lawrence’s 10th annual MS walk Saturday morning. “I have a relative with MS, so I know our work here really does good for people living with the disease,” Porter said.
Oklahoma-Kansas softball box
April 29, 2001
OKLAHOMA ab r h bi Kelli Braitsch ss 3 0 0 0
Day on Hill draws thousands ––— KU organization thanks community with concert
April 29, 2001
Kansas University students Catherine Lewis and Erinn Barcomb were thrilled to take a break from finals preparations Saturday to join the thousands of other students at Day on the Hill. The KU Student Union Activities group played host to the 16th annual Day on the Hill. The event featured bands, Farmer’s Ball, The Secondhands, The Youngblood Brass Brand, Pomeroy, The Daybirds and headliner Fastball.
SUN haskell cuts
April 29, 2001
1. COMPETITORS IN the men’s grass dance wait to be judged at the Denver March Powwow. 2. A TEEN-AGER DANCES in the grand entry at the powwow.
CONTEST Playing the market? This game has rules
April 29, 2001
J-W Staff Reports MORE: www.smgww.org
LHS-SM East boxes
April 29, 2001
Lawrence 3, Shawnee Mission East 2 SM EAST ab r h bi
Local Briefs
April 29, 2001
FSHS boys 2nd, girls 8th at Aquinas
SUN Sons of the Desert cut
April 29, 2001
SONS OF THE DESERT members are, from left, Tim Womack, Doug Virden and Drew Womack. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory, Ottawa.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY Ticket plan draws bitterness ––— Fan feels only wealthy will get to watch from Fieldhouse
April 29, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Harold Riehm says the proposal to change the way seats are sold at Allen Fieldhouse amounts to auctioning off tickets to the highest bidder.
4-29 Boncella breakout
April 29, 2001
Ways to grow Nothing complements pest control better than meticulous gardening practices. Strive to:
Suspects testing guns on targets, police say
April 29, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Two men arrested at gunpoint Friday afternoon in downtown Lawrence had just been using a new gun for target practice, police said Saturday.
KU-Tech baseball box score
April 29, 2001
KANSAS ab r h bi John Nelson ss 3 0 0 0
NATO chief pledges cooperation with Ukraine
April 29, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com The commander of NATO stressed the need for continued cooperation with the Ukrainian military, but during a brief speech Saturday at Kansas University stopped short of endorsing that country’s formal membership in the defense alliance.
KU track
April 29, 2001
Des Moines, Iowa — Kansas University’s Ryan Speers placed sixth in the shot put on Saturday at the Drake Relays. Speers had a toss of 57-6 1/2.
Astronomy day event culls interest from downtown visitors
April 29, 2001
Sunny skies and warm temperatures Saturday attracted Lawrence residents to Massachusetts Street for shopping, entertainment — and astronomy. To celebrate National Astronomy Day, Lawrence resident Torry Crass was on hand at Ninth and Massachusetts streets with two telescopes.
Frederick touched by outpouring
April 29, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Bob Frederick says he’s been “humbled” by an outpouring of well-wishes following Thursday’s announcement that he’s decided to take a teaching job in KU’s School of Education.
s first 100 days in…
April 29, 2001
What do you think of George W. Bush’s first 100 days in office?
SUN weekend events
April 29, 2001
J-W Staff Reports In addition to the Art Tougeau parade and Art in the Park, several events are planned next weekend in Lawrence:
Missouri turkey season
April 29, 2001
Wind, rain and lightning were no match for superior numbers of lusty gobblers. Hunters brought 8,219 birds to check stations on April 23, the first day of Missouri’s three-week spring turkey season. That’s 884 fewer than last year’s record opening-day harvest of 9,103, but still the second-largest number on record.
4-29 kovels prices
April 29, 2001
Current prices Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in locations because of local economic conditions.
SUN Haskell spring break
April 29, 2001
My friends and I decided to let the outside world into spring break. Haskell Indian Nations University students Ashley Youngbird, Prairie Band Potawatomi; Jessica Youngbird, Prairie Band Potawatomi; Tracy Kennedy, Northern Paiute; and me, Acoma Pueblo, planned a trip to the Denver March Powwow in Denver, a trip through the Southwest that eventually ended up in Phoenix, Ariz., and back to Kansas. Our spring break started with everyone meeting at the Youngbird home in Topeka, which was easier said than done. As Ashley and I left Lawrence, a storm was brewing and snow was falling. Word was that 1-70 was closed, and we were worried we wouldn’t be able to make in time for the grand entry of the powwow.
SUN Art Car at Pelathe Center
April 29, 2001
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo YOUTHS FROM THE Pelathe Community Resource Center hang out in the car they have decorated with CDs. They will enter the car in the Art Tougeau parade, which begins at noon Saturday in downtown Lawrence.
Weber services
April 29, 2001
George Weber Services for George E. Weber, 80, Lawrence, will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Lawrence Heights Christian Church, Lawrence. Burial will be at Silver Creek Cemetery in Falls City, Neb.
Termites wage fight-or-flight battle
April 29, 2001
I jokingly like to start talks about termites with the thought that there are two types of homes in Kansas — those that have termites and those that are going to get them. However, termites are no joking matter. As the warm days heat the soil and rain increases soil moisture, termites are spreading their wings and taking flight to find new habitat.
Arts notes
April 29, 2001
Film festival focuses on lesbian life Portraitist shows works in Ottawa
National briefs
April 29, 2001
Prosecution rests in church bombing trial Illinois led in percentage of tossed ballots Brush fires scorch at least 550 acres
National briefs
April 29, 2001
Four remaining crewmen on sub reprimanded $12,500 fine waived on overdue book
National briefs
April 29, 2001
Ex-stripper says accused spy was her ‘personal angel’ James Madison’s slaves’ descendants meet
National briefs
April 29, 2001
Witnesses describe killings in racial case Three more Marines charged in Missouri Gunman kills two at apartment building
FSHS soccer (SEE NOTE)
April 29, 2001
Free State High’s girls soccer team has many reasons to feel confident. One is sophomore goalie Kendra Jones, who robbed Topeka Hayden of several goals in the Firebirds’ 5-0 victory on Saturday at FSHS. “Kendra Jones played really well for us,” Free State coach Jason Pendleton said. “She’s been playing for Alicia Sellon the last three games. She has really stepped up and given the team a lot of confidence.”
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April 29, 2001
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SUN Art in the Park
April 29, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Lawrence painter Joyce Schild is still surprised about how far her “little art show idea” of 1962 has gone.
SUN art in the park box
April 29, 2001
From canvas to collage What: Art in the Park.
Lawrence schools breakout
April 29, 2001
Slim increase Here, according to Kansas education officials, is the bottom line on the $50 per-pupil state aid increase will affect Lawrence schools:
4-29 Boncella
April 29, 2001
It’s easy to be green
Auto racing results
April 29, 2001
Area Results Saturday at Thunder Hill Speedway
National League Roundup: Mets win wild one in 11th inning
New York overcomes ejections of Valentine, Wendell to beat Cards
April 29, 2001
Getting feisty worked for the New York Mets, who ended a four-game losing streak after reliever Turk Wendell and manager Bobby Valentine were ejected Saturday.
Day on Hill draws thousands
KU organization thanks community with concert
April 29, 2001
By Theresa Freed, Special to the Journal-World Kansas University students Catherine Lewis and Erinn Barcomb were thrilled to take a break from finals preparations Saturday to join the thousands of other students at Day on the Hill.
Jewish settlement shelled
April 29, 2001
Mortar shells crashed down Saturday on a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip, injuring five Israeli teen-agers, despite a call from Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for his followers to stop using mortars and avoid targeting civilians.
William Wingfield
April 29, 2001
U.S. attack on village recalled
April 29, 2001
Bui Thi Luom says she was 12 years old when seven Americans with guns stormed into her Mekong Delta village, rounding up women and children. She says she watched helplessly as they opened fire, despite her grandmother’s pleadings for mercy.
Most Taiwanese support resuming dialogue with China
April 29, 2001
Even as Taiwan appears set to receive high-tech U.S.-made weapons to bolster its defenses, most Taiwanese are hoping to resume long-stalled talks with China, according to a newspaper poll Saturday.
Pledge to help Taiwan baffles U.S.-China watchers
April 29, 2001
President Bush has delighted Taiwan, infuriated China and puzzled those who follow the region by announcing plans to sell Taiwan new weapons and pledging to come to its defense.
Protesters again disrupt Vieques bombing exercises
April 29, 2001
For the second day in a row, dozens of protesters, including some with high profiles, disrupted bombing exercises on the U.S. Navy target range on Vieques Saturday by putting themselves in the line of fire.
Wealthy countries pledge vigilance to fight recession
April 29, 2001
Finance leaders from the United States and other wealthy industrial countries on Saturday pledged to remain “vigilant and forward-looking” in their efforts to fight the current global slowdown.
Time to fight termite flight
April 29, 2001
By Bruce Chladny I jokingly like to start talks about termites with the thought that there are two types of homes in Kansas those that have termites and those that are going to get them. However, termites are no joking matter.
Savor California’s ‘other’ wine-loving valley
Sonoma offers historic sites, intriguing landscapes without the pretension
April 29, 2001
The Sonoma and Napa valleys lie side by side, separated by the Mayacamas Mountains, about 60 miles northeast of San Francisco. Both are agricultural, easy on the eye and prime spots for touring. Both are devoted to gastronomy and the good life.
Typewriter’s debut keyed unusual designs
April 29, 2001
The computer has almost replaced the typewriter. Many young children would not recognize an old typewriter with an exposed typebar, as modern typewriters usually print the letters from a ball.
Hollywood promises summer blockbusters
Movies with Julia Roberts, apes and Pearl Harbor lead the pack
April 29, 2001
It’s same-old, same-old time in Hollywood. Predictably, summer blockbuster season is bursting with sequels, remakes, the odd adaptation of a video game and the latest Julia Roberts romantic comedy.
Waltz Project’ takes a look at gender issues
April 29, 2001
By Jan Biles When you think of the waltz, you probably imagine women in flowing gowns and men in ruffled shirts dancing to the music of Johann Strauss. The dancers, of course, know the etiquette of the ballroom and strictly adhere to it.
Choreographer wants dancers to feel ‘sensations’
KU dance concert shows off faculty’s creations
April 29, 2001
By Jan Biles Choreographer Tom Ralabate had a clear goal when he worked earlier this spring with University Dance Company members. He not only wanted to create a new jazz dance but he also wanted to make the students aware of the sensations created by each movement of that dance.
Students make the most of break
Haskell group visits Southwest for powwows, shopping and family time
April 29, 2001
By Rhonda LeValdo, Special to the Journal-World My friends and I decided to let the outside world into spring break. Haskell Indian Nations University students Ashley Youngbird, Prairie Band Potawatomi; Jessica Youngbird, Prairie Band Potawatomi; Tracy Kennedy, Northern Paiute; and me, Acoma Pueblo, planned a trip to the Denver March Powwow in Denver, a trip through the Southwest that eventually wound through Phoenix and back to Kansas.
At home, Norville is an anchored mom
April 29, 2001
Deborah Norville, journalist, author and mother of three, is an accidental parenting expert. “I think we’re all out there, always looking for solutions for our kids, comparing with each other all the time. I’m an extension of it because people see me juggling work and home and they think I must have it all figured out.”
Hornets hoping sweep of Miami will earn respect
April 29, 2001
For Jamal Mashburn and P.J. Brown, beating the Miami Heat was personal. For the rest of the Charlotte Hornets, it was to prove a point. The Hornets, considered a heavy underdog to Miami and picked by many to lose the best-of-five series, instead dominated the Heat for a 3-0 sweep.
A master of words
Editor reflects on her work with Updike, Child and others
April 29, 2001
In John Updike’s “More Matter,” an anthology of nonfiction prose, the author recalls attending an awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall. He was seated next to editor Judith Jones, who had undergone gum surgery earlier that day.
Blair rises above Britain’s woes
April 29, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group For 24 hours, it was a campaign consultant’s nightmare. Barely more than a month before the scheduled general election, the television news shows and newspaper front pages were filled with a photograph of a beguiling young calf, doomed for slaughter as part of the government’s effort to stamp out the foot-and-mouth disease that has wreaked havoc on British farms this spring.
Horoscopes
April 29, 2001
International set features American landmarks
April 29, 2001
The U.S. Postal Service has issued a stamp featuring Alaska’s Mount McKinley as part of a series on America’s scenic landmarks. The 80-cent, international-rate stamp is intended for 1-ounce letters mailed to all countries other than Canada and Mexico.
Husband stung by 401(k) loss
April 29, 2001
Friends’ reactions offend parents-to-be of triplets
April 29, 2001
Births
April 29, 2001
* Jila Niknejad and Arvin Agah, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. * Craig and Jennifer Berquist, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
Broad market performance compared to Sunflower Five
April 29, 2001
Beating the Street The Sunflower Five, a team of sixth-graders from Sunflower School, invested an imaginary $100,000 in stocks from Feb. 8 to April 12, and ended with a total of $110,442 — good for a profit of 10 percent.
SUN Boulder puts brakes on growth
April 29, 2001
let’s make these a box: Editor’s note: This is one of a of stories profiling other cities and their approaches to handling growth.
KU SOFTBALL ghghghg ––— ghghg
April 29, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Kelli Braitsch made two errors, had no hits, scored no runs and drove in none on Saturday. Bad day? Hardly.
Soundoff on football camp
April 29, 2001
My son is starting sixth grade next year. Is there a football camp for boys that age? Yes. Kansas University coach Terry Allen will conduct a camp for students in eighth grade and below from June 13-15. Minimum age for Allen’s camp is 8. The cost for day campers is $125. For more information, call 864-3392.
Sunday datebook
April 29, 2001
TODAY Through May 31: Community Children’s Center Head Start Program accepts applications for fall preschool program, 925 Vt., 842-2515.
Ned Kehde
April 29, 2001
Unusually harsh winds buffeted northeast Kansas on the opening day of turkey season. After the wind ceased blowing, heavy rain, sheets of hail and threats of tornadoes pummeled many locales on the fourth day. Then on the sixth day, a severe spell of cold weather spread across the region. Some spits of snow fell.
Business front briefcase for Sunday
April 29, 2001
TECHNOLOGY Cyberbanking slow
MUST GO SUNDAY Church holds missions conference
April 29, 2001
Victory Bible concludes missions conference
SUN Art Tougeau parade
April 29, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com If you’re planning on going to the Art Tougeau parade, 14-year-old Paulownia Clark says you’d better bring your sunglasses.
takes a look at gender issues
April 29, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com When you think of the waltz, you probably imagine women in flowing gowns and men in ruffled shirts dancing to the music of Johann Strauss. The dancers, of course, know the etiquette of the ballroom and strictly adhere to it.
Firearms seasons
April 29, 2001
Kansas hunters will see only a few changes from previous deer seasons after action taken by the Wildlife and Parks Commission last week in Tonganoxie. Season dates are Sept. 15-28 for early muzzleloader season, Sept. 29-30 for youth and disabled hunters season, Oct. 1-Nov. 27 and Dec. 10-31 for archery hunting, Nov. 28-Dec. 9 for firearms hunting and Jan. 1-13 for the extended whitetail antlerless-only season.
4-29 gambling breakout
April 29, 2001
Run for the roses Since 1900, horses starting from the first five gate positions have won the Derby 48 times.
Sunday datebook
April 29, 2001
TODAY Through May 31: Community Children’s Center Head Start Program accepts applications for fall preschool program, 925 Vt., 842-2515.
Arts notes
April 29, 2001
This Mother’s Day, it’s your turn Sweet sounds, sweet foods “Urban Patterns,” KU organist receives prestigious prize
KU professor raises voice about unsound classrooms
April 29, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Bob Coffeen stood in the center of 106 Marvin Hall pinpointing acoustical problems in the unsound classroom.
Petty Enterprises needs good showing today
April 29, 2001
Kyle Petty often feels more like a mother hen than a race driver these days, overseeing a struggling three-car team. A good showing in today’s NAPA Auto Parts 500 could help build some much-needed positive momentum.
Gas gamble pays as Parker claims Auto Club 300
April 29, 2001
Hank Parker Jr. gambled and won Saturday, running the final 62 of the 150 laps in the Auto Club 300 Busch Series race on a tank of gas.
People
April 29, 2001
The real Kramer runs for mayo Motley Crue drummer miffed Douglas gets humanitarian award Stallone’s driven to perform ‘ER’ star couldn’t stand scripts
Film’s portrayal of writers unfounded
Crystal’s ‘61’ tarnished by false depiction, but does anyone really care?
April 29, 2001
Roger Maris had 58 homers, two short of Babe Ruth’s record. His chest was blotched with hives. Clumps of hair were falling out of his crewcut. His deep-set, wary eyes were surrounded by gray so that he looked like a startled raccoon.
Bush conservatism gains definition
April 29, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Let’s put this in perspective. Ronald Knox, the learned Catholic priest whose elegantly medieval mind converted a number of Oxford undergraduates in the 1920s and ‘30s, believed that airplanes, telephones and such gadgets were overrated and that the last good invention was the toast rack for the breakfast table. Now, that was a conservative.
Business briefs
April 29, 2001
ASAP - Senior Services to have fund-raising event
April 29, 2001
Senior services to have fund-raising event
Briefly____________________
April 29, 2001
Accident: Two-vehicle wreck fatal to rural Ottawa man A rural Ottawa man was killed late Friday in a two-vehicle accident in northeast Franklin County. Stephen Price, 46, was killed in the accident at Tennessee Road and the off-ramp for southbound traffic from Interstate 35. Price had just exited I-35 and was westbound crossing Tennessee Road about 10:40 p.m. when his 1990 Chevrolet Camaro was struck by a southbound 1997 Ford Ranger pickup, according to a press release issued by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. The pickup’s driver, 16-year-old Matthew Rossi of rural Ottawa, and two 16-year-old passengers Angela Runnells of rural Rantoul and Crystal Vagenas of Wellsville were transported by ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. They were treated and released. Sgt. Steve Lunger said evidence at the scene indicated alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. He declined to elaborate on what role it may have played. ____________________ Agenda: County to consider school district proposal The Lawrence school district wants to work more closely with Douglas County. Monday, county commissioners will discuss the district’s proposal to move its portable suspension and expulsion classroom to the county’s Youth Services, 330 Industrial Lane. According to the plan, the district will provide the modular building as well as staff, and Youth Services will assist with on-site staff support. Commissioners also will consider: The Community Corrections’ comprehensive plan for 2002. A new contract for third-party administration of the county’s health insurance. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse, 1100 Mass. ____________________ Concert: LHS students to perform with chamber orchestra Several Lawrence High School musicians will perform with the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra at 2 p.m. today at Liberty Hall. The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra is presenting the Stephen Paul Wunsch young artist competition concert. Heather Baker, Brain Enojek and Elizabeth Anderson will perform respectively on the flute, clarinet and horn. They competed with other students to earn a spot in today’s performance. Concert tickets cost $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door one hour prior to the concert. ____________________ Victory Bible concludes Missions Conference Victory Bible Church, 1942 Mass., will conclude its Missions Conference today at the church with Artis Fletcher speaking at 10:30 a.m. Fletcher works for Mendenhall Ministries in Mendenhall, Miss. ____________________ Meeting to assist potential sorority members Lawrence Panhellenic Assn. will have a Sorority Round Table today for area graduating high school seniors and college girls considering going through membership recruitment. The meeting will be 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. today in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt. Missi Schoen, the association’s vice president for recruitment at Kansas University, will speak on how to go through the recruitment process and what to expect. Other student speakers from KU will discuss what to expect, what sororities are looking for and how to prepare for recruitment.
KU professor raises voice about unsound classrooms
April 29, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Bob Coffeen stood in the center of 106 Marvin Hall pinpointing acoustical problems in the unsound classroom. Improperly placed air-conditioning equipment on the ceiling, interior walls that caused voices to reverberate in the room and vehicles passing underneath the building’s windows made it challenging to hear the architectural engineering department chairman’s message.
Negotiations begin on final budget bill
Senate, House struggle with differences in strategy
April 29, 2001
Legislative budget negotiations began Saturday, and senators and House members weren’t sure they were even speaking the same language. Both chambers have passed bills aimed at closing a $205 million gap between expected revenues and spending already in place for fiscal 2002, which begins July 1.
First space tourist blasts off
April 29, 2001
With a smile and a wave, Los Angeles multimillionaire Dennis Tito rocketed into the heavens Saturday in a flawless launch from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome that officially made him the world’s first “space tourist.”
Rolling along
Decorated wheels drive Art Tougeau parade
April 29, 2001
By Jan Biles If you’re planning on going to the Art Tougeau parade, 14-year-old Paulownia Clark says you’d better bring your sunglasses. Light reflecting off the car decorated by Clark and a dozen other youngsters with the Pelathe Community Resource Center is sure to make you squint. “We glued CDs on like scales (of a fish),” said Paulownia, a Central Junior High School student. “We covered it completely, except for the headlights, windows and door creases.”
NHL Roundup: Roy, Bourque spark Avs past Kings
Colorado goalie, defenseman key in 2-0 victory over Los Angeles
April 29, 2001
With their recent subpar play, 35-year-old Patrick Roy and 40-year-old Ray Bourque had prompted whispers that their sterling careers might be in serious decline. With one game, the two veterans silenced those critics.
Lions miffed by split
April 29, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High baseball coach David Petry hates when splits happen. He especially dislikes the kind in which his team wins the first game and drops the second despite a lead in late innings.
The motley fool
April 29, 2001
Name that company Adobe shimmers Overinsured
Whitaker calls it quits
April 29, 2001
Pernell Whitaker says there will be no more comebacks after a shoulder injury ended his return to the ring in his fight against Carlos Bojorquez.
Firebirds blank Hayden
April 29, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Free State High’s girls soccer team has many reasons to feel confident. One is sophomore goalie Kendra Jones, who robbed Topeka Hayden of several goals in the Firebirds’ 5-0 victory on Saturday at FSHS.
Accident kills rural Ottawa man
April 29, 2001
Accident kills rural Ottawa man
Students make move for chess title ––— Lawrence youngsters try to outsmart others in national tournament
April 29, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Kansas City, Mo. — Most of the time, playing chess is a fun hobby for Michael Lisher.
Arts notes
April 29, 2001
Sons of the Desert coming to Ottawa Erica Wheeler on tap at ECM Lawrence writers to be recognized Kaw Mission marks sesquicentennial Artists picked for Hays show Ramberg and friends to give concert
National briefs
April 29, 2001
Investors expecting too much, Buffett says Jackson sued for child support
Cuban diplomat visits area farms ––— Official comes to Kansas through work of Farm Bureau, former aide to Sen. Pat Roberts
April 29, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A new bond of friendship and hope was formed Saturday afternoon between a Douglas County farmer and a Cuban government official.
SUN University Dance concert
April 29, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Choreographer Tom Ralabate had a clear goal when he worked earlier this spring with University Dance Company members.
Donald Shoup
April 29, 2001
KU rowers win
April 29, 2001
Kansas University’s rowing team won four of six varsity races in claiming the Big 12 Invitational on Saturday at Tuttle Creek Lake.
Baker goes 2-2 at HAAC tourney
April 29, 2001
Baker University’s softball team won two games and lost two games during the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Kansas City beats up on generous Bosox - Royals 8, Red Sox 2
April 29, 2001
The Boston Red Sox were in a giving mood, and the Kansas City Royals were only too happy to receive. Mark Quinn homered and had three RBIs and the Royals took advantage of five Red Sox errors in an 8-2 victory on Saturday. “Usually, when a team makes five errors, they end up losing,” Royals first baseman Mike Sweeney said. “We’ve been playing bad baseball and when a team gives you an extra out, you have to take advantage of it.”
Public impact
April 29, 2001
J-W Editorials The Kansas Department of Transportation may be contributing to the impression that it’s difficult for citizens to have an impact on government. During a discussion with members of a Kansas University environmental studies class Wednesday, Kansas Department of Transportation attorney Mike Rees expressed disappointment with the students’ distrust of government.
INVESTMENTS Sunflower sixth-graders beat Wall Street in state contest
April 29, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Folks losing their shirt in the stock market might contact the fledgling Lawrence investment group of Anthony, Andrew, Colin, Philip and Bryant.
SUN art tougeau box
April 29, 2001
On parade What: Art Tougeau parade.
SUN Waltz Project breakout
April 29, 2001
In three-quarter time What: “The Waltz Project.” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
4-29 kovels cutline
April 29, 2001
THIS WILLIAMS NO. I typewriter made in 1891 sold last year for $6,325.
LHS baseball splits with SM East
April 29, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Lawrence High baseball coach David Petry hates when splits happen.
Sunday business briefs
April 29, 2001
Faces and places Peggy Wallert recently was named the director of community relations and development for Cottonwood Inc. in Lawrence.
Woman who helped establish festival still exhibiting at Art in the Park
April 29, 2001
By Jan Biles Lawrence painter Joyce Schild is still surprised about how far her “little art show idea” of 1962 has gone. Originally a showcase for everyday artists in the Lawrence area, today the event known as Art in the Park is an outdoor juried exhibit that draws scores of regional artists to South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
SUN University Dance breakout
April 29, 2001
Rhythmic moves What: University Dance Company concert.
SUN rail
April 29, 2001
“ECLECTIC PORCH,” an oil on canvas by Lawrence artist Colleen Zacharias Gregoire, is among the works in the “A Built Environment” exhibit at the Columbian Theatre, Museum and Art Center in Wamego. The show also includes works by Lawrence artist Ron Hinton. The exhibit runs through May 27. This Mother’s Day,
Bookstore
April 29, 2001