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Lawrence area in tornado watch
June 4, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 7:20 p.m.) The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Lawrence area from 7 p.m. Monday to 1 a.m. Tuesday
Wizard Run to display medley of automobiles
June 4, 2001
The Lawrence Street Rod Assn. is sponsoring the third annual Wizard Run car show this weekend in Lawrence. The show, featuring antiques, street rods, customs, classics, motorcycles and special interest cars and trucks, will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Briefcase
June 4, 2001
Producers should plan for market loans, LDPs Beware of policies before making returns
Economic slowdown to test subprime mortgage lending
June 4, 2001
The economic slowdown, as mild as it appears, will be the first stress test of subprime mortgage lending. Subprime loans carry higher rates. Three questions arise: Will more than the usual number of people default on their loans and lose their homes?
Don’t put off estate planning
Procrastination doesn’t pay when it comes to wills, experts say
June 4, 2001
Most Americans procrastinate when it comes to putting their estates in order and writing wills. “It’s natural to resist thinking about dying,” said Adriane Berg, a New York lawyer who specializes in trusts and estates. “But look Is getting a flu shot pleasant? No. Do people do it? Yes, because it’s good for them. The same is true with estate planning.”
Store galore on this portable hard drive
June 4, 2001
You can never be too rich or have too much digital storage space.
Web sites: Search, sell and shape up
June 4, 2001
Here’s a look at an ultimate source on search engines and other helpful sites.
What’s new
June 4, 2001
Ready for a cold one? Sprint launches new voice-activated services Nextel introduces wireless Java-enabled phone Take Web medical advice with caution, report says
Cell-phone users change their tune from ring to sing
June 4, 2001
Cell phones used to ring. Now they sing. With the right phone and a computer, phone users can get rid of boring brrrr-ings and replace them with the Armenian national anthem or “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” or even such standards as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.”
Phone din rising
Ill-timed ringing raises mobile etiquette issues
June 4, 2001
A patient recently turned the waiting-room game on dentist Leroy McCloud but with a 21st century twist. Motioning for McCloud to wait, the patient chatted on his cell phone for 15 minutes while sitting in the dental chair. Finally, the dentist kicked him out of the office.
KU’s Tate places fourth at NCAA championships
June 4, 2001
Kansas University senior Andy Tate placed fourth in the steeplechase in an event held late Saturday at the NCAA championships.
Raiders finish fourth at Hays tournament
June 4, 2001
Lawrence’s Raiders fell to the Topeka Stars, 11-6, in the third-place game of the Hays American Legion baseball tournament on Sunday.
Tulane earns series bid
Reigning champ ousted
June 4, 2001
Tulane earned its first trip to the College World Series on Sunday with a 7-1 victory over state rival LSU, the reigning national champions.
Kuerten wins five-set thriller
June 4, 2001
Defending champion Gustavo Kuerten surged back from the brink of defeat Sunday to beat U.S. qualifier Michael Russell in five sets and reach the French Open quarterfinals.
Baseball briefs
June 4, 2001
Piniella takes time off after father-in-law dies Houston closer Wagner out with strained elbow Brown to miss start because of sore neck Yankees promote Knight
Pittsburgh reliever sidelined
June 4, 2001
Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Jose Silva is expected to miss 12 weeks after a line drive broke a bone in his left leg Sunday.
Milwaukee stops Cubs’ streak
Sosa comes close on final at-bat, but flies out deep to right field in 4-2 setback
June 4, 2001
The end of the Chicago Cubs’ longest winning streak in 65 years didn’t come easy.
Washington calms Storm, 68-63
Holdsclaw scores 18 points, grabs 11 boards in victory
June 4, 2001
After his first game as a WNBA coach produced the worst offensive performance in league history, Tom Maher desperately needed his team to show some progress.
Devils’ Arnott may miss tonight’s game
New Jersey center suffers from ‘concussion-like symptoms’ that developed in Game 4
June 4, 2001
The New Jersey Devils crept back into the Stanley Cup finals by winning the game they had to win, only to possibly lose one of the players they can least afford to lose top-line center Jason Arnott.
Allen injury costly
June 4, 2001
Ray Allen drove to the basket, became tangled with Eric Snow and fell, grimacing in pain. As Allen left the game with a bruised left knee, the Milwaukee Bucks’ chances of advancing to the NBA Finals went with him.
Philadelphia wins East
Iverson scores 44 points with seven assists in 108-91 victory
June 4, 2001
Allen Iverson showed why he is the MVP. Dikembe Mutombo showed why the 76ers traded for him. Together, they led Philadelphia past the Milwaukee Bucks and into the NBA Finals for the first time in 18 years.
Woods keeps on winning
Tiger shoots 66, romps by seven strokes at Memorial
June 4, 2001
Tiger Woods continued his dominance of golf Sunday, seizing control with a brilliant 2-iron on the fifth hole on his way to a final round 6-under 66 and his third straight Memorial Tournament victory.
Playoff ratings solid for ABC
June 4, 2001
Close play in the Stanley Cup finals has generated preliminary TV ratings equal to last year’s on ABC.
Heitzman tourney rained out
June 4, 2001
Sunday morning’s rain ended the Patty Heitzman Tournament a day early, but some teams may still end up being champions.
Collison finalist for USA team
June 4, 2001
Kansas University forward Nick Collison is one of 16 finalists for USA Basketball’s World Championship for Young Men Team, to play in Japan from Aug. 3-12.
Anaheim’s big hitters blast Kansas City
June 4, 2001
The Anaheim Angels’ power hitters showed signs of heating up. Tim Salmon hit two home runs and Troy Glaus and Garret Anderson also homered as the Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
On the record
June 4, 2001
Board eyes improvements to school’s sports facilities
June 4, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board today will take a second run at reaching consensus on improving football and track facilities at Central Junior High School.
Corps of Engineers wants to ease wetlands rules
June 4, 2001
The Army Corps of Engineers is trying to relax a series of year-old rules designed to restrict development and degradation of thousands of streams and other wetlands, angering environmentalists and drawing sharp criticism from other federal agencies.
New evacuations ordered as winds fan wildfire fears
June 4, 2001
Fearing strong winds would rekindle a 440-acre wildfire, firefighters asked residents and tourists in several areas to evacuate their homes Sunday.
Track brightens financial future of KC
June 4, 2001
It’s 11/2-miles long, sitting on 1,000 acres in western Wyandotte County. From the distance, Kansas Speedway towers above the rolling hills.
Gas relief on the way
June 4, 2001
After a season of soaring gas prices, two bits of relief are just around the corner.
Pope’s body goes on public display
June 4, 2001
Admirers of John XXIII stood in line for hours in St. Peter’s Square Sunday for a close look at his new, see-through coffin, part of a tribute to the “good pope” ordered by the current pontiff, John Paul II, for one of his most beloved predecessors. The “good pope” was a nickname fellow Italians gave Angelo Roncalli, the son of simple northern farmers who grew up to be a priest, Vatican diplomat, cardinal of Venice and finally pontiff from 1958 to 1963.
Airline-backed travel service launched
June 4, 2001
Orbitz is probably the only Internet start-up that requires employees to attend a four-hour seminar on antitrust law, signaling just how much scrutiny the travel Web site, which officially launches today, faces from rivals, consumer advocates and federal authorities.
Pearl Harbor’ narrowly maintains lead at box office
June 4, 2001
“Pearl Harbor” edged out the story of a humble ogre to remain No. 1 in weekend box office for the second week.
Manhattan Day promotes neighborliness
June 4, 2001
Residents met their neighbors this weekend at block parties marking the city’s founding. From midmorning till dusk Saturday, residents ate and talked on their lawns and children played in the streets blocked off by orange cones.
Storm takes blame for phone interruption
June 4, 2001
A Sunday morning lightning strike apparently knocked out the phone lines at Eagle Bend Golf Course, employees said.
Martha Barbara Seiwald
June 4, 2001
Producers’ toast of Broadway
Mel Brooks musical wins record 12 Tony Awards
June 4, 2001
“The Producers,” led by a merry Mel Brooks, made Broadway history Sunday night, winning a record 12 Tony Awards, including best musical. The best play award went to “Proof,” which won three.
Aspiring female leaders flock to summer citizenship program
June 4, 2001
By Mike Belt Bushton resident Crystal Trent, 17, had a busy Sunday afternoon. She got herself elected mayor of Osage. Kimberly Heath, 16, also of Bushton, had her sights set on seeking election as governor.
Respect required
June 4, 2001
County board
June 4, 2001
Reader service
June 4, 2001
J-W Editorials KU and Lawrence should be proud of the Audio-Reader Network and the services its volunteers provide.
Planting plan
June 4, 2001
J-W Editorials Federal and city funds to replace trees in Lawrence’s downtown will be money well-spent.
Lawrence Humane Society desperate for supplies, space
Number of needy animals exceeding shelter’s capacity, staff says
June 4, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess A combination of dwindling supplies and about 500 animals has put the Lawrence Humane Society in desperate straits. The shelter is asking for donations of cat litter, dog food, puppy and kitty food, canned cat food, laundry soap, dish soap, bleach and paper towels, said Amy Tramill, public relations coordinator.
Sharpton continues fast despite plea from his mother
June 4, 2001
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s mother tried to convince him to stop his prison hunger strike on Sunday, but the activist is pressing on after receiving a letter of support from Coretta Scott King.
Little League sluggers enliven White House series
June 4, 2001
President Bush hosted his second T-ball game at the White House, looking on Sunday as two area teams scattered a barrage of hits on the South Lawn and thanking his mother for hauling him to Little League games as a boy.
Saudis accept investment from Western oil companies
June 4, 2001
Saudi Arabia signed agreements with nine international oil companies Sunday, a move that marks the first major foreign investment in its energy sector since nationalizing the industry in 1975.
Milosevic extradition gains support
June 4, 2001
Moving Slobodan Milosevic closer to trial by the U.N. war crimes tribunal, a key party in Yugoslavia’s pro-democracy government suggested Sunday that it might end its opposition to a law enabling the former president’s extradition.
Peruvians choose successor to disgraced president
June 4, 2001
Alejandro Toledo, a one-time shoeshine boy who rose from poverty to become a World Bank economist, appeared to have defeated former President Alan Garcia on Sunday, two exit polls indicated. It was Peru’s cleanest presidential election in years.
Nurses at two Minnesota hospitals go on strike
June 4, 2001
Helen Pratt finished her early morning shift at Fairview-University Medical Center’s Riverside campus Sunday by making sure the newborn babies on her watch were settled in. Then, it was off to the picket lines.
Children in Idaho stalemate to stay with family friend
June 4, 2001
Five children who surrendered after a five-day impasse with sheriff’s deputies at their isolated home will stay with a family friend until a judge decides what will next happen to the family, authorities said Sunday.
Friends and neighbors
June 4, 2001
Trail ride to benefit cancer research
June 4, 2001
The American Cancer Society is sponsoring the 13th annual “On the Trail to a Cure” trail ride near Manhattan.
Firefighter faces charges
June 4, 2001
A volunteer firefighter is charged with arson in a fire that led to the death of another firefighter.
New forensic tools can help identify soldiers’ remains
June 4, 2001
People
June 4, 2001
Sisterly advice Playing many roles Ratings booster Cooking up business
Screen legend dies
Two-time Oscar winner Anthony Quinn dead at 86 from respiratory failure
June 4, 2001
Anthony Quinn, the barrel-chested Oscar winner remembered for his roles as the earthy hero of “Zorba the Greek” and the fierce Bedouin leader in “Lawrence of Arabia,” died Sunday. He was 86. Quinn died of respiratory failure Sunday morning at a Boston hospital, said Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, a friend of the actor. Quinn lived in nearby Bristol.
Kidnappers escape siege
Detained Kansan asks priest for prayers
June 4, 2001
Aurora Samson was waiting for a prescription for her ailing granddaughter when the men in fatigues barged into the small hospital before dawn, raised their rifles and yelled “God is great!” Thus began a day of terror for doctors, nurses and patients engulfed by the hostage saga that has descended upon their island.
Israel tests Palestinian cease-fire
June 4, 2001
Israel buried the young victims of a suicide bombing and tested a Palestinian cease-fire on Sunday, hoping international diplomacy would pressure Yasser Arafat to rein in his troops and crack down on militants.
Nation briefs
June 4, 2001
Treasury chief anticipates economic turnaround Park death autopsy planned Five killed in plane crash Movie critic hoax discovered
No such thing as a good war
June 4, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe I am lying here in a post-adrenaline state of exhaustion, recovering from the visual attack of “Pearl Harbor.” This is what it must be like to emerge from a dark, cold video-game parlor into the summer sun.
Pioneer female trooper retiring
June 4, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Suzanne Evinger created a stir by using the rest room at Gov. John Carlin’s inaugural ball. Evinger, a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper, was assigned to work security at Carlin’s second inaugural ball in 1983. But some party-goers complained to patrol supervisors when they saw Evinger, in uniform, walk in the women’s rest room.
City’s political clout growing
Lawrence representation to expand in Statehouse, officials say
June 4, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Lawrence can expect more clout in the Kansas Legislature after lawmakers redraw political boundaries to reflect the new census. While the main redistricting battle currently is over congressional boundaries, the fight over drawing lines for state House and Senate districts is right around the corner.
Facelift due for Kansas’ limestone lady
June 4, 2001
By Bill Snead She’s been the perfect hostess since day one. Has suffered all-night encounters, welcomed total strangers, accepted politicians of all persuasions and tolerated language no lady should have to hear. Such tolerance has paid off for this elegant limestone lady, and this autumn the Kansas Statehouse will enter phase one of an eight-year, $120 million makeover.
Horoscopes
June 4, 2001
Celebrate Webbys with serious surfing
June 4, 2001
The Webbys are coming.
PC makers expand sights
June 4, 2001
The technology economy’s downturn has opened the eyes of personal computer makers to the nation’s booming Hispanic population, which has grown 58 percent to 35.3 million in the past decade. The overall U.S. market for computers is saturated. Computer ownership among white households is 55.7 percent; among Asians, it’s 65.6 percent.
Ramirez jolts Jays
Boston slugger tags 491-foot homer at SkyDome
June 4, 2001
Manny Ramirez decked the Blue Jays.
Baseball considers changing draft
Starting next year, foreign athletes may be included in selection process
June 4, 2001
Major League Baseball will hold its 37th-annual draft Tuesday and Wednesday, and we may never see another draft quite like it.
Board members to replace district policy manual
June 4, 2001
If all goes as planned, the Lawrence school district will have no policy manual for a few minutes tonight.
Compassion out of control
June 4, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group A doctrine prevalent in prestigious law schools is that language is “open-textured” and “indeterminate,” and hence the users of words have vast latitude in infusing them with meanings. A moral theory in vogue is that one virtue trumps all competing considerations. That virtue, compassion, is a feeling that confers upon the person feeling it a duty to do whatever is necessary to ameliorate distress.
Prescription-drug death brings manslaughter charges
June 4, 2001
Matthew Kaminer was one week away from freshman year finals at the University of Florida when he had a few drinks, then popped an innocent-looking pill handed to him by a friend.
Gordon rolls to victory at Dover
Driver leads for 375 laps of MBNA Platinum 400, claims fourth win on Monster Mile
June 4, 2001
Jeff Gordon knows nothing is certain in racing, so he wasn’t enjoying the beating he was giving the rest of the field Sunday at Dover Downs International Speedway.
Webb defends title
Australian claims eight-stroke victory
June 4, 2001
The brief hibernation is over for Karrie Webb, who returned to the spotlight Sunday by winning the U.S. Women’s Open in a runaway for the second year in a row. Webb picked the toughest championship in golf for her first American victory of the year, turning in another command performance at Pine Needles with a 1-under 69 for an eight-stroke victory, the largest margin at a Women’s Open in 21 years.
Woodling remembers Woodling
Writer named daughter after former big leaguer
June 4, 2001
By Chuck Woodling For many years, people would ask me if I was related to Gene Woodling, the old New York Yankees outfielder. An inevitable question, of course, because Woodling isn’t a name like Smith or Jones or Johnson. It’s not unique, but it’s not common, either.
Nepal’s King Dipendra dies in hospital
Gunshot wounds prove fatal days after family slayings
June 4, 2001
Two days after being named to Nepal’s throne, King Dipendra died today, a royal official said. The king had reportedly been on life support systems after allegedly shooting himself and most of the royal family. A member of the State Council, a government body that deals with royal affairs, told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that Dipendra died at an army hospital in Katmandu.
Independence sites preserve Mormon heritage
June 4, 2001
In 1831, Mormon church founder Joseph Smith arrived here and decided to build a city called Zion, at its center a temple. But before members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could realize Smith’s vision, they were forced out of the state by their neighbors.
Group to request additional funds to move Civil War-era house
June 4, 2001
The Hobbs Park Memorial Fund will ask the city for extra money to complete payments for movement of a Civil War-era house from 909 Pa. to the southeast corner of 10th and Delaware streets in Hobbs Park.
Bush will stick by advisers
June 4, 2001
By Carl Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News Bob Strauss’ adage that in politics, things never are as bad as they seem or as good as they seem is apt in analyzing the Bush White House’s recent performance.
Former Kansas senator to begin new life as diplomat’s wife in Japan
June 4, 2001
She retired from the U.S. Senate to relax on the farm with grandchildren, but today Nancy Kassebaum Baker is preparing to move to Tokyo as the wife of the U.S. ambassador. “This is a bit of a leap from my original plans,” said Mrs. Baker, 68. “I’m looking forward to it as a very interesting adventure, but I must say it’s hard for me.”
Third meningitis case confirmed
Crowds line up at Ohio hospital for preventive antibiotics
June 4, 2001
A hospital on Sunday temporarily ran out of antibiotics for a meningitis outbreak that caused the deaths of two high school students in a week and left another critically ill.
It can hurt to be who you are
June 4, 2001
By Leonard Pitts The Miami Herald It is, at the very least, a lead that gets your attention.
Briefly
June 4, 2001
Schwegler bids farewell to principal of 23 years Retiring Schwegler School principal Gary Stauffer received an emotional send-off this weekend from school staff, students and parents. The last act of the annual school talent show Friday featured a musical tribute to Stauffer by teachers. Dressed in motorcycle T-shirts, the faculty sang “Leader of the Pack,” using a bicycle as a prop. Stauffer, above, also was presented with a scrapbook from the students that not only included photos of his days at Schwegler but also personal notes and cards from students and parents. Two weeks ago Stauffer was honored at a community picnic sponsored by the school’s Parent-Teacher Assn. Sunday evening the teachers held a party for Stauffer at Shirk’s Barn north of Lawrence. “There were a few tearful moments but a lot of laughs,” sixth-grade teacher Susan Vossler said. Stauffer’s first retirement act after 23 years as Schwegler principal will be to travel to Tulsa, Okla., to watch Tiger Woods in the U.S. Open, Vossler said. _____________________ Entertainment: Wizard Run to display medley of automobiles The Lawrence Street Rod Assn. is sponsoring the third annual Wizard Run car show this weekend in Lawrence. The show, featuring antiques, street rods, customs, classics, motorcycles and special interest cars and trucks, will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Awards will be given to the top 25 cars, as well as to categories such as best interior, ladies’ choice, best unfinished, best paint, best engine and best of show. Some of the cars that will be at the show will be on display from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at Sonic Drive-In, 1015 E. 23rd St. For more information, call Tom Wilkerson at 749-5858 or Dennis and Ruth Stone at 841-0678. _____________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as: $1.61.9 a gallon at Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name of the business, the address and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com /section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board with your gas price information. The following is the average price for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline in Kansas on Friday, one month ago and one year ago according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report: - Kansas City metro $1.749, $1.631, $1.566 - Lawrence $1.735, $1.637, $1.519 - Topeka $1.697, $1.639, $1.517 - Wichita $1.715, $1.626, $1.574. _____________________ Thunderstorms expected Monday evening The thunderstorms the Lawrence area had overnight should taper off this morning. And you might be able to put your umbrellas away for a short time Monday afternoon. The National Weather service in Topeka forecasts a 40 percent chance for thunderstorms Monday afternoon, with skies becoming partly sunny and highs around 80. Thunderstorms are likely Monday night, with a 60 percent chance for rain and locally heavy rail. The lows will be around 65. Tuesday’s skies will be partly sunny with a 40 percent chance for thunderstorms and a high 75 to 80. Tuesday night will be partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for thunderstorms and a low around 60. The extended forecast, Wednesday through Friday calls for the rain to end, with lows in the 50s and highs 75 to 80. Saturday and Sunday are expected to be dry and warmer, with lows in the 60s and highs in the 80s. Several eastern Kansas cities reported rain overnight, according to the National Weather Service. Emporia, Lawrence and Olathe received more than 2 inches of rain, while Chanute had just under 2 inches. Topeka had more than 1 inch of rain.