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Terrorist sentenced to life without parole for U.S. embassy bombing
June 12, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 4:02 p.m.) A follower of fugitive terror suspect Osama bin Laden was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday after a jury couldn’t agree he deserved to die for the deadly bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya.
Body found in Franklin County
June 12, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 4:03 p.m.) By Mike Belt About 40 law enforcement officers Tuesday began tracking down leads and searching a rural area in northwest Franklin County where a homicide victim was discovered Monday afternoon.
TV show restores faith in government
June 12, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate President George W. Bush, a conservative Republican from Texas, owes a large thank you to President Josiah Bartlet, a liberal Democrat from NBC’s popular series “The West Wing.”
Protesters converge on Terre Haute
Outside the prison, opposing viewpoints make their stands
June 12, 2001
At 7:10 a.m. Monday, they began to rise from damp seats on grassy government grounds and link hands as the fact sank in that the federal government was putting someone to death.
Vols outlast Georgia, 19-12
June 12, 2001
Tennessee coach Rod Delmonico might want to rethink his game plan after the Volunteers scored 32 runs in two College World Series games.
Wimbly changes seeding format
June 12, 2001
Pete Sampras might get to keep his No. 1 seeding at Wimbledon, and top clay-court players will no longer have to worry about facing him in the opening round. Wimbledon and the other Grand Slam tournaments announced changes Monday in their seeding systems designed to protect star players and satisfy clay and grass specialists.
Living-wage effort advances
Task force votes for better abatements for higher pay
June 12, 2001
By Joel Mathis Just a day after they kicked off a petition drive, Lawrence’s living wage supporters may have scored a victory. The Economic Incentives Task Force voted Monday to change Lawrence’s tax abatement policy to offer bigger abatements to businesses that pay their employees substantially more than the city’s median wage. The Lawrence City Commission will have final say on the task force’s recommendations.
Nation briefs
June 12, 2001
Boaters rescued by helicopter RFK’s son decides against Congress run New evidence clears double-slaying convict
Herington wants end to McVeigh connection
June 12, 2001
The retirees at Barb’s Place Cafe would just as soon have been talking about the wheat harvest and who’s paying for morning coffee than discussing Timothy McVeigh’s execution.
Briefcase
June 12, 2001
Maker of Calvin Klein jeans seeks bankruptcy protection Magazines shut down Virgin seeks to launch U.S. mobile phone service Tobacco giant plans to spin off Kraft Foods
Renovations to include security upgrade
OKC bombing spurs safety precautions in Statehouse makeover
June 12, 2001
A massive renovation planned for the Statehouse also is supposed to make the building more secure. Some legislators have worried for years that security at the Capitol is not tight enough, and the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 increased interest in improving it. Yet state officials also have been hesitant to take steps that would decrease public access to the building.
Bus transfers
June 12, 2001
J-W Editorials City commissioners should override an advisory board’s decision to reject requests to move a downtown bus transfer site.
Philippine rebels claim they killed a U.S. hostage
June 12, 2001
Muslim rebels claimed today that they killed an American hostage, one of more than two dozen captives they’re holding in the southern Philippine jungles. The military was skeptical of the report. Abu Sabaya, a leader of the Abu Sayyaf rebels, said over Radio Mindanao Network that his group had beheaded Guillermo Sobero of Corona, Calif.
IRL drivers still hospitalized
June 12, 2001
IRL driver Davey Hamilton was flown to an Indianapolis hospital and was in stable condition Monday after being hurt in a crash at the Casino Magic 500. Hamilton sustained severe injuries to both legs and feet when his car hit the fence in turn 2 at the Texas Motor Speedway Saturday.
McVeigh’s place in history uncertain
June 12, 2001
In a nation famous for vicious criminals, there has never been anyone quite like Timothy McVeigh. Al Capone was a thug and Richard Speck was a sadist but the remorseless, crew-cut man who blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City, killing so many innocent people, was an ideologue, a terrorist without precedent in the American experience.
Media witness recounts McVeigh’s final minutes
June 12, 2001
Near the end, Timothy McVeigh took two deep breaths and fought to keep his eyelids open, as if steeling himself against the chemicals that were quickly shutting his body down.
AFI ranks greatest film thrills
Tonight’s special delivers list of all-time heart-pounding flicks
June 12, 2001
First came the 100 best American movies. After that, the greatest screen legends. Then the funniest comedies. Next up for the American Film Institute: the 100 most heart-pounding films.
Nation briefs
June 12, 2001
Clinic suffers blast damage Child-rearing costs rise Tobacco lawsuit sought Stray bomb starts forest fire
Anti-growth?
June 12, 2001
On the record
June 12, 2001
Bush airs doubts about global warming
June 12, 2001
President Bush declared Monday that substantial doubts remain about the causes and severity of global warming as he set off on his maiden presidential trip to Europe with promises of more studies but few specific proposals on how to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
Duval eager for shot at Woods
June 12, 2001
The longest hole in U.S. Open history didn’t faze David Duval. A booming drive on the 642-yard fifth hole at Southern Hills disappeared against a hot, hazy sky and landed behind a fairway bunker, coming to a stop some 360 yards away.
Medication funding lacking
June 12, 2001
By Dave Ranney A program that helps Douglas County’s uninsured families pay for their medications is two weeks away from running out of money. “We’re down to about $2,000,” said Nikki Rhea, executive director of Health Care Access, 1920 Moodie Road.
76ers, Jazz to play exhibition at KU
June 12, 2001
By Gary Bedore Danny Manning played 60 college basketball games in Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse. He’ll be playing in one more as a professional.
People
June 12, 2001
Courtney loses the family jewels Madonna heads back on tour Another Tom Hanks sighting Restaurant has tee time
Social Security task force eyes privatization
June 12, 2001
President Bush’s new Social Security commission met Monday for the first time to begin developing a plan to allow stock market investing.
Hawk attacks intruders
June 12, 2001
Golfers at the Village Greens Golf Course are finding out how motherly love can turn violent. A red-tailed hawk has injured at least 15 people recently, and in some cases, knocked down stunned golfers to defend her nest near the first tee.
Timeline of an american tragedy
June 12, 2001
A chronology of the Oklahoma City bombing and the case against Timothy McVeigh
Price of lake project in dispute
Commissioners undecided on what to pay for additional dredging at Lone Star
June 12, 2001
By Joy Ludwig The dredging project at Lone Star Lake will be completed, but the price is the question.
Miami wins 15th straight
Canes slip past USC, stay undefeated in CWS
June 12, 2001
Charlton Jimerson hit one ball out of the park and pulled another back in to keep Miami unbeaten in the College World Series.
Nation briefs
June 12, 2001
Makeup remover recalled for safety concerns White supremacist sentenced to prison Bodies exhumed in hospital death inquiry
2001 Honda Racing Display coming to Lawrence
June 12, 2001
The 2001 Honda Racing Display will be on display July 6th and 7th at Jack Ellena Honda, in Lawrence, KS. The display features a Honda-powered Champ Car from Team Green, Honda Race Team driver and car photographs, Honda Racing video, a 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series Scoreboard and a Honda Racing Engine.
Daily ticker
June 12, 2001
Cable leads high-speed race
At association’s annual meeting, cable executives mull future of broadband
June 12, 2001
Operators of cable systems are watching with relish as rivals in the high-speed Internet market struggle through rough times. “Who unplugged the Internet?” asks an ad run by the business unit of cable giant Cox Communications.
Kansas wheat crop better than expected
June 12, 2001
With wheat harvest barely under way in southern Kansas, the first truckloads of grain coming into elevators in Barber and Sumner counties show better quality and yields than anticipated. Wheat harvest offices in Sumner County reported Monday that 101,000 bushels were taken into elevators during the weekend in the Caldwell area. Another 4,500 bushels were hauled in the Wellington area.
Briefs
June 12, 2001
Toddler dies in drive-by shooting Counterfeiter sentenced for fake TWA checks Colorado wins reduction in water penalty case
Construction begins at KCI airport
Travelers should expect and plan around delays, officials say
June 12, 2001
Construction and renovations started Monday at Kansas City International Airport and officials were warning travelers to expect delays. Three lanes in front of Terminal C, where passengers are normally dropped off and picked up, were closed Monday as crews began renovating that part of the terminal. On Wednesday, lanes outside Terminal A will be closed as construction starts there. Renovations at Terminal B are to begin later in the summer.
Education fights Alzheimer’s
June 12, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate A critical factor in warding off Alzheimer’s disease is education. Those “with a college degree (have) a much better chance of surviving to old age,” Dr. David Snowdon told several nuns whom he was studying as part of a remarkable examination of who ages well, who doesn’t, and why. Moreover, he added, “they also (have) a better chance of maintaining their independence. …”
Recognition hurting Bush
June 12, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate It has recently come to my attention that George W. Bush is the president of the United States. Apparently, Bush has been in office for months! You could have knocked me over with a feather. I was still on the edge of my seat, awaiting the results of the tense recount in Florida.
Big box’ opposition
June 12, 2001
Pool rules
June 12, 2001
Friends and neighbors
June 12, 2001
Help Weaver’s
June 12, 2001
County commission briefs
June 12, 2001
District expansion efforts continue Commission seeks new bids for road rock Classroom project may exceed budget
Marie Arnett
June 12, 2001
Alberta Vann
June 12, 2001
Bedford services
June 12, 2001
Judge approves co-op sale
Deal may not close in time for wheat harvest, official says
June 12, 2001
By Mark Fagan Proposed sales of grain elevators, fertilizer buildings and other properties owned by Farmers Cooperative Assn. received approval Monday. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John Flannagan approved the property sales as recommended by the co-op’s board of directors, which met Monday morning to review bids submitted during an auction last week.
Gail Nitcher
June 12, 2001
Homelessness to be addressed at forum
Community Forum 2001 to be Wednesday at Bert Nash center
June 12, 2001
By Mike Belt The problem of homelessness in Lawrence and the state and nation will be brought to the forefront during a public discussion this week.
Area briefs
June 12, 2001
Package contains mystery substance Resident scares off intruder City band to present patriotic concert SUV accident injures horses
Judge allows recording as evidence
June 12, 2001
A recording of a telephone conversation between a 16-year-old girl and an older man she met over the Internet will be allowed as trial evidence, a Douglas County judge ruled Monday.
Pirates fire GM Bonifay
Pittsburgh has National League’s worst record
June 12, 2001
With the league’s worst record and headed toward a ninth straight losing season, the Pittsburgh Pirates fired general manager Cam Bonifay on Monday. The Pirates are in last place in the National League Central, 18 games behind Chicago, and their 19-41 record is better only than the American League’s Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Red Sox overcome health woes
June 12, 2001
The Boston Red Sox should have a better idea today if Pedro Martinez will miss a start. They already know they can win without their best players. Martinez had trouble loosening up before Saturday’s start against Philadelphia and felt his usual postgame soreness, Boston pitching coach Joe Kerrigan said.
Interleague Roundup: Blue Jays roll
Toronto bounces Braves, 9-4
June 12, 2001
The Atlanta Braves weren’t the best defensive team in the majors on Monday night. They weren’t even the best defensive team in the SkyDome. Homer Bush, Shannon Stewart and Alex Gonzalez drove in runs in the sixth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays capitalized on three Atlanta errors and beat the Braves 9-4.
High-tech police surveillance limited
June 12, 2001
The Supreme Court, in a case pitting constitutional privacy protections crafted in the 18th century against the intrusive power of modern technology, ruled Monday that police must obtain a search warrant before using high-tech devices to gather information from inside a private home.
Compaq Center flooded
Monday’s WNBA game in Houston called because of water in building
June 12, 2001
When Jerry McDonald arrived at the arena that’s home of the Houston Comets and the Houston Rockets, he was stunned. Flood waters from torrential rains brought by Tropical Storm Allison had inundated the Compaq Center, where McDonald is general manager.
Bourque undecided
Avs’ defenseman might not retire
June 12, 2001
The red-and-gray beard, as much a part of Ray Bourque’s playoff run as his black “Mission 16W” cap, is gone. The exhilaration of winning his first Stanley Cup is not. Bourque, who finally won the cup in his 22nd NHL season, was mesmerized Monday as the Colorado Avalanche celebrated with about 250,000 people two days after their Game 7 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
Court allows worship club at school
June 12, 2001
The Supreme Court strengthened the free-speech rights of religious groups Monday, ruling that a Christian youth group must be permitted to hold an after-school Bible study class in a public elementary school. Because officials in a small New York town had allowed civic and social groups to use their school buildings, they also must open their doors to the Bible study group, the justices said in a 6-3 ruling.
NBA Finals: Lynch says he’ll play on Wednesday
Sixers’ forward back for first time since busting foot on May 13
June 12, 2001
George Lynch just wants to play a few minutes. If healthy, he can do much more for the Philadelphia 76ers. Lynch, out since breaking his left foot on May 13, said Monday he will be ready to play against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Four of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night.
Investigation of Costa Rica slaying frustrates mother
Authorities working Shannon Martin case refuse to send hair samples for analysis in U.S.
June 12, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess The mother of a Kansas University student slain in Costa Rica this spring is frustrated with the handling of her daughter’s case by authorities there. Hair samples that could help solve the case will not be sent to the United States for testing because Costa Rican authorities do not want to pay for it.
Colorado fans celebrate Cup
Parade, rally attract 250,000 fans on Monday in Denver
June 12, 2001
Ray Bourque’s firsts with the Stanley Cup continued Monday as the NHL champion Colorado Avalanche were feted with a parade and rally.
Death-penalty opponents keep vigil in Lawrence
June 12, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess The bells of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church tolled for two minutes Monday night, recalling a custom of announcing an execution. But rather than alerting citizens to an impending death, the bells marked the start of an ecumenical prayer vigil against violence and capital punishment. About 30 people attended the 6 p.m. service at St. John’s, 1234 Ky.
Baseball Briefs
June 12, 2001
Dodgers’ Ashby out for rest of season Suzuki leads in fan voting Smoltz placed on DL Toronto agrees to terms
Surging White Sox closing in on .500 mark
June 12, 2001
Go ahead, try and figure out these Chicago White Sox. They return most of the team that won the AL Central, add David Wells, yet lose 19 of their first 28 games, dropping into divisional oblivion. They lose Frank Thomas for the season, and somehow go on an improbable winning streak.
Bonds continues to attract attention
With 32 homers in mid-June, Giants slugger braces for media onslaught
June 12, 2001
It wouldn’t take much to reverse the reputation Barry Bonds has spent so many years acquiring. A broad smile, a couple of well-timed cliches, a few minutes of daily patience almost anything could give us an excuse to finally embrace a superstar whose always-impressive statistics are headed toward historic heights this season.
McVeigh executed
Death closes chapter on OKC bombing
June 12, 2001
Stony-faced to the end, Timothy McVeigh was put to death Monday without uttering a word. More than 600 miles away, those whose lives were shattered by his bomb watched the execution via a video camera, finding neither the apology they hoped to hear nor the suffering some wanted to see. McVeigh’s eyes rolled back, his lips turned slightly blue and his skin appeared jaundiced as he was pronounced dead at 7:14 a.m. CDT at the U.S. Penitentiary.
KU’s Gruber relishes U.S. Open victory
Distance runner from Denver making most of his red-shirt season
June 12, 2001
By Gary Bedore Charlie Gruber didn’t disappear from the face of the earth after placing second in the mile at the 2001 NCAA Indoor track and field championships. He’s been around, albeit somewhat incognito, after red-shirting for the outdoor track season at Kansas University.
Briefly
June 12, 2001
Police: Motel employee battered An employee at the Bismarck Inn of Lawrence, 1130 N. Third St., was injured in a battery early Saturday morning, Lawrence Police said. Officers and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical were sent to the motel about 3:30 a.m. to check on the victim, identified as a 30-year-old Lawrence man. The victim said he had been approached by a man concerning a court case. The suspect asked him to lie about the case as a witness, a police report said. When the victim refused, he was beaten. Police would not disclose any details regarding the suspect’s pending court case. The victim suffered a cut to his left eye and bruises to his rib cage, the report said. Medical technicians treated the man at the scene, but he was not transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, a Fire & Medical report said. __________________ Exchange programs: Hemenway returns from Russia, Ukraine Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway has returned from a nearly two-week visit to KU exchange programs in Russia and Ukraine. “I was pleased to see how successful our exchange programs are,” Hemenway said Monday after returning from St. Petersburg, Russia, and Lviv, Ukraine. Hemenway lectured on African-American literature at universities in both cities. Asked how his lectures were received, Hemenway said he wasn’t sure, but at St. Petersburg, he was given flowers. The trip was coordinated by Maria Carlson, director of KU’s Center for Russian and East European Studies. “The trip went very well,” Carlson said. “The chancellor had a real good opportunity to get an update on how we are doing in the Ukraine and Russia.” __________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as: $1.46.9 a gallon at Miller Mart at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. 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.
Citizens’ group opposes ‘big box’ development at Sixth and Wakarusa
June 12, 2001
By Joel Mathis Two people representing a group called “Citizens for a Sane Sixth and Wakarusa” handed out leaflets at the corner Monday afternoon, protesting a proposed “big box” development at the intersection’s northwest corner. “I know people in the group expected commercial development, but I think we expected smaller development, and certainly not something three times larger than the maximum Horizon 2020 calls for,” said Citizens member Jeff Moran, who said the group numbers about 30 people.
New crop of officers joins force
June 12, 2001
By Mike Belt Seven new Lawrence Police officers received their badges and personal handheld radios Monday morning from Mayor Mike Rundle during a ceremony at Lawrence City Hall’s Commission Chambers. Just don’t call them rookies.
Stiles wins Broderick Cup
June 12, 2001
Basketball star Jackie Stiles of Southwest Missouri State, who set an NCAA season scoring record and helped the Lady Bears reach the Final Four, won the Broderick Cup as the nation’s outstanding collegiate woman athlete.
McGwire open to playing DH against KC
June 12, 2001
Mark McGwire doesn’t like to be designated hitter, but he’ll probably do it this week as the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Kansas City Royals. It would be the first regular-season game McGwire has been DH for the Cardinals.
NBA Finals: 76ers used to 2-1 deficits
June 12, 2001
For the third time in a month, the Philadelphia 76ers find themselves trailing 2-1 in a playoff series. Anybody want to write ‘em off as dead again? “It’s still the same thing. People are still questioning what this team is capable of doing,” Aaron McKie said Monday. “When does it come to a point when you say this team is good?”
Chiefs Minicamp: QB Green throws to gasp! receivers
June 12, 2001
A healthy Trent Green throwing the football to living, breathing human beings was a welcome sight at the Kansas City Chiefs’ training camp on Monday. It was the first time the Chiefs’ high-risk investment had done anything but toss the ball around to spots. His surgically repaired left knee, he said with relief, “felt fine.”
Royals’ GM: Nobody untouchable
June 12, 2001
As the Kansas City Royals sink deeper and deeper into a catastrophe of a season, the boss has a warning for everybody in uniform. Nobody is sacred. For the right price, anybody can be had.
World briefs
June 12, 2001
Germany to shut down nuclear power plants Abortion clinic sails for Ireland Novel, TV series attributed to Saddam
Woods’ dad sees Tiger staying single
Wife could ‘destroy’ career of golf superstar, Earl Woods maintains
June 12, 2001
Earl Woods can picture a force stopping his son’s quest to become the greatest player who ever lived. It’s not a Michael Jordan clone in Plus Fours or a thug with a crow bar.
Chiefs, Belser agree
June 12, 2001
Defensive back Jason Belser, a free agent who spent nine seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, has agreed to a two-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Belser’s father, Ceasar, was a defensive back with the Chiefs from 1968-71.
Ceremony banishes slain king’s ghost
June 12, 2001
Hoping to quiet the soul of the beloved monarch slain in a royal massacre, Nepal conducted a rare Hindu ceremony Monday to banish his ghost, a centuries-old rite meant as a final farewell.
Girls junior championship: Pressel depressed
Teen phenom struggles in first round
June 12, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Morgan Pressel was walking toward the Alvamar Country Club clubhouse with her head down after shooting in the 80s for the first time in a long time when an elderly gentleman strolled up and put his arm around her.
Israelis demand retaliation for Palestinian attacks
June 12, 2001
With the tiny body of a dead baby before them, about 1,000 Jewish settlers from the West Bank gathered outside Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s office Monday to demand he retaliate for Palestinian attacks.
Fathers’ family lives tracked
June 12, 2001
Half of fathers who live apart from their children are tied to at least one other set of kids, researchers said Monday, meaning many dads face complicated decisions about where to spend their time and money.
Pollution linked to heart attacks
June 12, 2001
High levels of air pollution can trigger heart attacks in at-risk people exposed for even a short time, a study has found.
Youth smoking biased by ads, study finds
June 12, 2001
Tobacco companies are attracting young smokers even without billboards and cartoon characters like Joe Camel, researchers said Monday in urging new advertising restrictions.
Greene wins gold in Greece
Kansas City sprinter blazes to 9.91 clocking in 100
June 12, 2001
Olympic 100-meter champion Maurice Greene ran his fastest race of the season Monday in winning in 9.91 seconds at the Athens Grand Prix.
Houston assesses massive flood damage
June 12, 2001
They worked all night and all day in the shadow of downtown skyscrapers, pumping pools of filthy flood water from beneath the concrete heart of downtown even as clearing skies unmasked a broiling sun.
Home slated for destruction becomes temporary artwork
June 12, 2001
A bungalow in Birmingham, Mich., is Detroit artist Tyree Guyton’s latest public canvas. But if you want to see it, you’d better do it fast. The house on Knox Street is expected to be demolished by the end of the month.
Fan-edited ‘Phantom Menace’ makes covert debut
June 12, 2001
Over the weekend, members of a Los Angeles-based fan network began the first stages of their plan to make an underground, re-edited version of George Lucas’ “Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace” available to the public.
Thanks to vandal, course pristine
June 12, 2001
Already the host of five majors, Southern Hills Country Club has never been in such excellent playing shape. The greens have been restored to the original Perry Maxwell design from the Depression Era. The bent grass is a special blend that allows for fast greens that can withstand the heat and humidity of Oklahoma in June.
Southern Hills at limit on length
June 12, 2001
Southern Hills Country Club will make history even before Tiger Woods tees off in the U.S. Open. The classic course that has held its own since Perry Maxwell built it during the Depression is getting longer, with two holes the longest of their kind in the event.
Can anybody beat Woods?
Tiger widens gap, but, ‘Nobody is going to give it to him’
June 12, 2001
More awesome than any shot Tiger Woods hit at Pebble Beach was the white scoreboard behind the 18th green. Next to his name was a string of red numbers, his score under par, stretching all the way to 12.
6-13 Better Business Bureau warns students of scholarship sca
June 12, 2001
BBB warns students of scholarship scams