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World Briefs
June 17, 2001
Berlin: Gay mayor elected India: Two arrested in U.S. Embassy bomb plot
Nation Briefs
June 17, 2001
Virginia: Former addicts file OxyContin lawsuit New York: Children of gay parents show more empathy
Schatz, Lasoski win Outlaw features
June 17, 2001
Danny Lasoski regained the World of Outlaws point lead on Friday night with a victory at the preliminary race at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Motor Speedway at Heartland Park, Topeka. This was the Outlaw’s first trip to the new facility since moving from a temporary track on the drag strip.
Pontiac Excitement lineup
June 17, 2001
Here are the lineups for Sunday’s Pontiac Excitement Nationals, held at the National Trail Raceway, Hebron, Ohio.
Friends and neighbors
June 17, 2001
Joyner ends 16-year career
June 17, 2001
Anaheim first baseman Wally Joyner retired Saturday, ending his 16-year major league career where it began. Joyner spent the first six years of his career with the Angeles before returning this season. He announced his retirement on his 39th birthday.
National League Roundup: Rockies nip Reds in 12 innings
Colorado scores winning run on error
June 17, 2001
Colorado ruined Junior’s celebration. Ken Griffey Jr. hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning, but Danny Graves blew a two-run lead in the ninth and the Rockies rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-7 in 12 innings Saturday night.
Interleague Roundup: Mussina delivers key hit
Yanks’ starter helps himself with RBI single in win over Mets
June 17, 2001
Mike Mussina outpitched Kevin Appier. Outhit him, too. Mussina threw 7 2/3 sharp innings and produced an RBI single as the New York Yankees once again beat the Mets, 2-1 Saturday. Mussina struck a blow for AL pitchers with his second-inning hit. He had been 4-for-23 (.174) with four RBIs lifetime.
Area Briefs
June 17, 2001
Eudora principal to retire Bridge wreck driver released from LMH
Songwriters honor Warwick, Nelson, Joel
June 17, 2001
The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes that songwriters need singers. So Dionne Warwick is going into the hall even though she didn’t write a word of her biggest hits, including “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” and “Walk on By.”
Angelina Jolie on Oscars and fame
June 17, 2001
On winning an Oscar “It is one of the pressures put on you as an actor so, in that sense, I don’t have to worry about that anymore. I’ve already got mine. I can think about other things instead.”
Thousands rally for legalization of pot
June 17, 2001
Braving torrential rain, thousands gathered in a park in London on Saturday to call for the legalization of marijuana. Organizers estimated that 30,000 people attended the Cannabis Freedom Festival in the Brixton area of south London.
Chemical spill in Malaysia stopped
June 17, 2001
Authorities on Saturday said a highly toxic chemical that destroyed dozens of seafood farms in southern Malaysia over the past three days has stopped leaking from a tipped-over tanker.
Schilling success overshadowed
While Arizona pitcher enjoying one of his best seasons on field, his wife is fighting cancer
June 17, 2001
The sun that shines almost every day in the desert is the enemy to Curt Schilling now, more than Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds or any other batter he faces. While Schilling is having what might be his greatest season, he’s got more important concerns. His wife, Shonda, is fighting melanoma, the most severe and potentially deadly form of skin cancer.
Ratings high for NBA title game
Viewers hadn’t shown much interest since Jordan played in finals
June 17, 2001
The Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA title repeat gave NBC its highest overnight ratings for the Finals since Michael Jordan’s last season. Friday night’s Game 5 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers had an overnight rating of 13.5 with a 24 share.
Aquahawks capitalizing in new pool
Swimming club makes waves at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center
June 17, 2001
By Levi Chronister The new Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center at Free State High School is not only benefiting the public who want to swim while keeping out of those pesky ultraviolet rays, but it’s also become a boon for the Lawrence Aquahawks.
Raiders drop two at Omaha tournament
June 17, 2001
Lawrence’s Raiders dropped a pair of games at the College World Series American Legion Baseball Tournament on Saturday. The Raiders fell to Papillion, Neb., 12-4, and Omaha Creighton Prep, 6-0. Creighton Prep, the high school state champs in Nebraska, led 2-0 after five innings.
WNBA Roundup: Detroit shocks Sting with last-minute shot
June 17, 2001
Edwina Brown hit a three-pointer with 6.3 seconds left in the second overtime period to lead the Detroit Shock to a 72-69 victory over the Charlotte Sting on Saturday night.
Raymond F. Hicks
June 17, 2001
Hattie Pierson
June 17, 2001
Alumni organize steering committee for fund-raiser
June 17, 2001
These 18 people are the members of the “KU First: Investing in Excellence” steering committee:
Nation Brief
June 17, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Four say they paid Roger Clinton for favors
Shooting brings 43-month sentence
June 17, 2001
A man who pleaded no contest to reduced charges in a fatal shooting last summer has been sentenced to four years and seven months in prison. Joshua S. Price, 20, had been charged with intentional second-degree murder in the Aug. 5, 2000, death of Phillip Smith, 18, as well as attempted second-degree murder in the wounding of Michael Cain, 22, and aggravated battery in the beating the day before of Lucas Hewitt, 19.
Sixers proud of effort
June 17, 2001
Larry Brown looked at his bench, saw a bunch of “summer league” players and couldn’t believe he was in the NBA Finals. Despite numerous injuries and obvious holes in key areas, Philadelphia won 56 games, finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference and reached the finals for the first time in 18 years.
State not paying counties for jailed parole violators
Legislature fails to appropriate money to cover last month of fiscal year
June 17, 2001
Shawnee County commissioners are upset that the state has stopped paying counties for the cost of keeping parole violators in jail. “I’ve asked legal counsel if we can open the doors and release the inmates on Monday,” Commissioner Marice Kane said Friday. “I know it sounds bizarre, but so is the state telling us they can’t pay for the inmates.”
Campaign objective: to put ‘KU First’
June 17, 2001
Kansas University officials are on the verge of announcing the largest fund-raising campaign in school history. “KU First: Investing in Excellence” will attempt to raise $500 million for the university, nearly double the amount raised in the last campaign from 1987 to 1992.
Fourth person sentenced in slaying
June 17, 2001
The last of four people charged in the shooting death of a rural Atchison man has been sentenced in Atchison County District Court. John Goodpasture Jr. of Kansas City, Mo., appeared Friday before Judge Martin Asher, who placed him on probation for two years.
City seeks members for housing board
June 17, 2001
By Joel Mathis If you have a talent for raising funds and an interest in making housing affordable, Margene Swarts is looking for you. Swarts, community development manager for the city’s Neighborhood Resources department, is seeking volunteers for an advisory board to oversee the city’s newly created Housing Trust Fund.
Ottawa exhibit pays homage to Russian-Germans in state
June 17, 2001
By Mike Belt They came by the thousands to Kansas in the 1870s, and many of the descendants of those Russian-Germans are still here, living on farmland in rural Douglas, Franklin and Anderson counties. Descendants such as Henry Flory of rural Baldwin. “My great-grandfather came here with seven covered wagons from Hagerstown, Ind.,” the 91-year-old Flory said during a recent interview.
Traditional family still strong in some Kansas communities
June 17, 2001
The sky is gray but not threatening enough to prevent an afternoon trip to the city’s small park for Robert Miller and his two children. Little Jared will try the slide, though the 13-month-old boy’s expression indicates the trip down might not be all his idea. His sister, 7-year-old Jordan, holds him at the top, while his father waits to catch him.
Wizards toppled by United
June 17, 2001
Santino Quaranta scored two goals to lead D.C. United to a 3-0 victory over the Kansas City Wizards on Saturday. Abdul Thompson-Conteh opened the scoring for United in the 53rd minute when he scored off a header on a pass from Chris Albright.
Skydiver falls to death in Kansas cornfield
June 17, 2001
A skydiver died Friday when his parachute malfunctioned and he fell into a cornfield in southeast Sedgwick County, authorities said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was one of three skydivers in his group and had enough experience to jump without an instructor, Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Hein said. Another group of divers had just completed a successful jump when the accident happened, Hein said.
Ground broken on new Western Missouri Mental Health Center
June 17, 2001
Work has begun on the Western Missouri Mental Health Center’s new location, a few blocks east of the current site. “I can’t help feeling a lot of emotion and a lump in my throat,” said Larry Aaron of the Kansas City chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, as he addressed the crowd gathered under a tent for Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony.
Camping trip brings nature to your door
June 17, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald There’s nothing like taking your family on a camping trip getting away from civilization, sleeping under the open sky, looking up into the heavens and gazing upon an awe-inspiring vista of millions and millions of … what ARE those things? Bats? Very large mosquitoes? Oh NO! They’ve taken little Ashley!
Woods: ‘It can be done’
June 17, 2001
Coming from anyone else, it might just be wishful thinking. When Tiger Woods says he still has a chance in the U.S. Open, though, it might be wise to pay attention. Four straight major championships can do that for a guy. “It can happen,” Woods said. “It can be done.”
Column elicits response from cat lovers
June 17, 2001
By George Gurley Years ago my children found a baby robin which had fallen out of the nest. Naturally, they intervened in nature’s business and attempted to rescue the pitiful creature, feeding it through an eye dropper. All was going well until a neighborhood cat discovered the bird and treated it as a meal.
Brown sounds like he’ll be back
Everything Philadelphia coach says points to his return next season
June 17, 2001
It is a time to celebrate what was, rather than to mourn what isn’t. In New Orleans, they send off the dearly departed with a mournful funeral dirge that very quickly explodes into jubilant, high-stepping jazz. Weep not, brothers and sisters, remember the good and forget the bad.
U.S. seen as selfish, too powerful
June 17, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group If there was ever a moment for Europeans and Americans to bask in shared success, this should be it. Instead, a sneering contest has broken out across the Atlantic as both sides give in to old complexes and habits more durable than was communism or the Soviet empire.
Teske nabs Evian Masters
Australian hits biggest payday with one-stroke win
June 17, 2001
Australia’s Rachel Teske won the $2.1 million Evian Masters Saturday, beating Sweden’s Maria Hjorth by a stroke for the biggest payday of her career. Teske, who entered the tournament with sore ribs and little expectations, birdied the final hole for a 4-under 68 and a 15-under 273 total.
Better markings
June 17, 2001
Journey of faith
June 17, 2001
Fastpitch team has a Blast
June 17, 2001
By Doug Pacey If the Kansas City Royals really intend on cleaning house and starting over, general manager Allard Baird might want to consult five fastpitch players from the Lawrence area. Lauren Abney, Lacey Baxter, Audrey Corkill, Jenny Gilges and Meika Potter were not happy with their respective summer fastpitch teams three years ago and, with the help of their parents, decided to start their own team the Lawrence Blast.
Castroneves takes pole
Spiderman holds off Junqueira, de Ferran
June 17, 2001
Spiderman is back in Detroit, but there’s no wall-climbing, yet just some fist-pumping in celebration of his third pole of the season. Helio Castroneves, the Indianapolis 500 winner whose post-victory rites include leaping from his Marlboro Team Penske race car and climbing the nearest fence, was characteristically excited after taking the top qualifying spot for today’s Detroit Grand Prix.
Landscapes can cool home
June 17, 2001
Curb appeal can help real estate value, but the right kind of landscaping also can provide years of savings in home heating and cooling costs. Understanding just a few principles can help homeowners design energy-saving plantings.
AOL, Microsoft talks break down
June 17, 2001
Negotiations between AOL Time Warner Inc. and Microsoft Corp. over a major distribution and software-sharing deal collapsed Saturday, setting the stage for an increasingly fierce battle between the rivals over consumers and competing technologies.
Ex-agent told wife about spying
June 17, 2001
More than 20 years ago, ex-FBI agent Robert P. Hanssen told his wife and a Catholic priest he had given information to the Soviets in exchange for money, people familiar with the case said Saturday.
Gentle giants
Maine Coons among breeds at upcoming cat show
June 17, 2001
By Jim Baker The breed is known lovingly as “the tail with a cat attached,” and when you see your first Maine Coon, you’ll know why. Each of them comes equipped with a giant, poofy plume of a tail that looks like it was stolen from a squirrel and placed on steroids. Then there’s the rest of the cat to consider: a big, brawny body; ears filled with tufts of fur; flowing whiskers and paws like snowshoes.
Father’s Day deal: Kidney for a kid
June 17, 2001
Thomas Hunt didn’t give much thought to being a father when he was getting dialysis three times a week for the kidney disease he’d struggled with since he was a toddler. Then his wife, Hazel, changed everything. “We had a little joke: ‘I give you a kidney, you give me a kid,”’ she said.
Prominent women often spark fashion trends
June 17, 2001
Royalty has influenced fashion for centuries. When Queen Victoria went into mourning, she wore black clothing and black jewelry. Elegant women of the world turned to jet black necklaces and black silk dresses. Jacqueline Kennedy did not like hats, so she wore a small pillbox hat at the back of her head. That became the rage. Queen Louise of Prussia, who lived from 1776 to 1810, was a popular monarch.
AMA grapples with marijuana issue in ruling’s wake
June 17, 2001
One month after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the medical use of marijuana, the American Medical Assn. is being urged to endorse the illegal drug as last-resort pain relief for seriously ill patients.
Stepdad tops teen’s list
Multiple Sclerosis doesn’t prevent parent’s full devotion
June 17, 2001
By Joy Ludwig For 15-year-old Amanda Faletra, her stepdad is clearly the father of the year. “He’s helped me through a lot of obstacles with school, friends and boys, just everything,” she said. Like a regular dad, Michael Jones helps Amanda with homework, especially the subject she detests math. Jones attends all of Amanda’s extracurricular school activities, whether it’s marching band, choir or sports, takes her out to dinner every few weeks and just spends time with her and her mom, Sabine Jones.
Leaders strive for meeting of minds
June 17, 2001
President Vladimir Putin of Russia warned President Bush Saturday against “unilateral action” on missile defense, but their first face-to-face meeting in an Alpine castle here was marked by a conciliatory tone and ended with pledges to address disagreements over security, economics and regional conflicts.
White Noise’ uses absurdity to make its points
June 17, 2001
By Theresa Freed The setting: a small college town, low crime, high consumerism, nice homes. It’s not Lawrence, although some have speculated the small fictional town of Blacksmith is based on our city. “White Noise” (Penguin, $12.60, 538 pages, paperback) by Don DeLillo is a postmodern story of a small family surrounded by surreal situations. Jack Gladney, the story’s main character, is the chairman of the department of Hitler studies at College on the Hill, where he dresses in a black robe like the rest of the professors.
Fishing Report
June 17, 2001
Trends
June 17, 2001
‘Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding’ auditions set this week G.I. Joe collectors to gather in K.C. Antiques dealers coming to Crown Center
Royals stretch winning streak to five - Royals 4-4, Brewers 2-1
June 17, 2001
Playing two games in one day wasn’t so bad for the Kansas City Royals. Dan Reichert shut down Milwaukee on Saturday after allowing a leadoff homer to Devon White to give the Royals their second win of the day over the Brewers, 4-1, and extend their winning streak to a season-high five games.
Outdoors Briefs
June 17, 2001
Hardesty, Baird win bass tournament Crown Casting Kids Club Local anglers first Benjamins take fourth Hymans capture title
Photos document state’s past
June 17, 2001
By Bill Snead Lots of photographers have pointed and poked their lenses around Kansas, but few have the photographic talents and credentials of Alexander Gardner. He and his horse-drawn, portable darkroom made it through Lawrence in 1867. The Scotsman’s trail to Douglas County is littered with achievements and signs that point to a photographer’s greatest tool a dogged curiosity.
Powerful advertisements aim to hook anglers, boaters
June 17, 2001
The ads are powerful. Fathers and sons. Fathers and daughters. Families in boats with fishing rods in their hands.
Stay-at-home-dad assignment opens doors
June 17, 2001
By Jim Baker Todd Brabender’s stint as a stay-at-home dad eventually led to a whole new career. The 35-year-old Lawrence man had worked five years as a TV reporter and producer when he left his job in November 1994 to take care of his daughter Callie, now 6, and son Quinn, now 11.
A different kind of dad
For one Lawrence man, taking care of business means cooking, cleaning and raising baby
June 17, 2001
By Jim Baker Don’t call Travis Hilton “Mr. Mom.” Yes, the 29-year-old Lawrence man’s job these days is to take care of his daughter Josie, 2, while his wife, Paula, works as a human resource manager at Payless ShoeSource headquarters in Topeka. But he uses a different term to describe what he does all day.
Racing Briefs - 6/17
June 17, 2001
Bernstein’s Top Fuel qualifying stands up Ray captures 12th career pole at Radisson Audi extends lead at Le Mans race
Harvick dominates inaugural race
June 17, 2001
Kevin Harvick took the lead following a yellow flag pit stop and dominated the rest of the way to win the inaugural Outback Steakhouse 300 Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Harvick, the only driver in modern NASCAR history to attempt to compete in every Winston Cup and Busch Series event in a single season, picked up his second Busch victory before hopping a flight to Long Pond, Pa., to race in today’s Pocono 500.
Honest, Abe: Illinois visit worth the trip
Springfield sites let visitors follow in legendary president’s footsteps
June 17, 2001
In the “Land of Lincoln,” Springfield reigns supreme. The legendary president left a lasting mark on this city. Bill Sherer paints an intriguing picture of Abraham Lincoln (not Abe a name he detested) as he stands on the third floor of the restored Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices, at the corner of Adams and Sixth streets downtown.
Wham-O tinkers with toy lineup
Vintage toy maker reintroducing popular Frisbees, Hula Hoops, Slip’N Slides
June 17, 2001
After slipping and sliding nearly out of sight just a few years ago, the company that gave the world the Frisbee, the Hula Hoop and the Hacky Sack is trying to regain its footing as a toy trendsetter.
Changes in estate tax provide anything but certainty in future planning
June 17, 2001
Death and taxes, as they say, are the only sure things. But when death and taxes intersect, the result is anything but certain, especially under the tax law recently signed by President Bush. While the law ostensibly ends the estate tax in 2010, it makes planning tricky in the meantime.
Golfer, 101, nonplussed at sixth hole-in-one
June 17, 2001
Harold Stilson starts his week the same way every Monday. The alarm goes off at 6:30 a.m., he reads the newspaper, eats a bowl of cereal with sugar and drives himself to the golf course to shoot 18 holes. “It bores anybody,” Stilson said. “I have a routine life and I don’t want to change it.”
Seniors give Peace Corps a chance
Ranks of older volunteers bring new perspective to jobs
June 17, 2001
When Lillian Carter, mother of a president-to-be, joined the Peace Corps in 1966 at age 68, she was an aberration. The Peace Corps of that era was a youthful enterprise; only 1 percent of its volunteers were over 50. To the corps’ delight, times have changed.
Canada touts tourist attractions
June 17, 2001
Canada is a land of beauty that attracts visitors from all over the world. To hail the country’s tourist appeal, a set of 10 new stamps depicts its most popular attractions. The stamps feature the following sites: White Pass and Yukon Route (Yukon), Butchart Gardens (British Columbia), Niagara-on-the-Lake (Ontario), sugar bushes (Quebec), Apple Blossom Festival (Nova Scotia), Auyuittuq National Park (Nunavut), Barkerville (British Columbia), The Tulip Festival (Ottawa, Ontario), The Forks (Manitoba), and Signal Hill (St. John’s, Newfoundland).
The fathers who get left behind
June 17, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Jim Gard doesn’t know yet what he’s going to do on Father’s Day. Maybe hang around his Miami home. Maybe play some golf. The one thing he does know is that he won’t be spending that day with his children. As other kids are greeting their dads with neckties and digital tire gauges, Gard’s two young daughters will be elsewhere, traveling with his ex-wife.
For Lakers, crowns could keep on coming
O’Neal gives lesson in NBA playoff history, but says he wants to make more
June 17, 2001
Leave it to Shaquille O’Neal to boil it down to another nickname. “Somebody told me tonight that we made history,” O’Neal said after the Los Angeles Lakers won their second straight NBA title. “We have the best record in winning a championship. So that’s another thing I can tell my sons: The Big Historian.”
Ruling raises privacy issues
June 17, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Danny Kyllo was not growing rhododendrons in his home on Rhododendron Drive in Florence, Ore., in 1992. He was growing marijuana, which when cultivated indoors requires high-intensity lamps that generate considerable heat and, in this instance, generated a Supreme Court case.
World Briefs
June 17, 2001
Tajikistan: Gunmen release some hostages Papua New Guinea: Peace Corps to leave India: Maoist rebels kill 12 Bangladesh: Explosion kills 15
World Briefs
June 17, 2001
Mexico City: Police arrest Nebraska slaying case fugitive United Arab Emirates: Iraq to keep freeze on oil for present
Nellie Mae Dobbs
June 17, 2001
School officials endorse police presence in city’s junior highs
June 17, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district welcomes the city’s application for a $500,000 grant that would allow police officers to be stationed at the four junior highs. “It’s really good to have officers in the schools where they’re around the kids every day,” said Randy Weseman, Lawrence’s superintendent. Three Lawrence Police officers currently work as school resource officers at Free State High School and Lawrence High School. The city has paid the $132,000 annual cost.
Getting the good dirt
Suitable soil is made, not born and it can be yours
June 17, 2001
There is no such thing as perfect soil. All soil has some sort of problem structure, texture or chemistry. Good soil is loose and crumbly because it has lots of space for air. This lets plant roots penetrate good soil deeply, providing extended drought resistance and stability.
Arts notes
June 17, 2001
Art museum offering classes for children Camp concert canceled World’s fair recalled in library display Shimomura showing in Chicago gallery
Employees faulted for alien program
June 17, 2001
Tennessee Valley Authority employees who downloaded a program designed to seek out aliens in space compromised computer security, according to an inspector general report. The federal employees downloaded the program from the University of California at Berkeley onto 17 office computers, using it for as long as a year to check data from space for evidence of aliens.
T’s infancy fraught with growing pains
Bus system working out kinks
June 17, 2001
By Joel Mathis Nancy Sliker was a devoted supporter of Lawrence’s new public transit system. Sure, she harbored worries about drivers, safety and customer service. But she showed Job-like patience with the T, riding its buses four days a week on the No. 5 route from her West Lawrence home to her job at East Hills Business Park on Kansas Highway 10.
EU sets expansion target for 2004
June 17, 2001
The European Union sent its clearest signal yet that it will open its doors to new members from the formerly communist east by 2004, reaffirming its ambitious expansion plans Saturday at a summit marred by riots.
Food distribution set
June 17, 2001
ECKAN will distribute government commodities on the following schedule:
How ‘bout cutting grid grants?
Perhaps football scholarships should be sliced to 50 in age of cost cutting
June 17, 2001
By Bill Mayer Anybody considered cutting NCAA Division I football scholarships to 50 rather than the current 85, and expecting people to play both ways? How about boosting men’s basketball grants to 15 instead of the current 13? Heck, women’s programs are allowed 15 and they lose big, big money while a male team like Kansas pays the bills, and then some.
Miami stings Stanford for title
June 17, 2001
Danny Matienzo had been practicing the celebration pileup with a few Miami teammates before the College World Series championship game. And after helping lead the Hurricanes to their second national title in three years, he decided there was nothing like the real thing.
The Motley Fool
June 17, 2001
Name that company Debt danger develops Flying the FedEx flag Dead cat bounce
Treat early, before bagworm damage is done
June 17, 2001
By Bruce Chladny Several insects can be quite damaging to the landscape. Few are more infamous than the dreaded bagworm. These notorious insects primarily feed on evergreen trees and shrubs, but in heavy infestation years I have seen them hanging from street signs. If you have battled these pests in the past, there is a good chance that you will need to control them in the future.
Build beds to overcome poor soil
June 17, 2001
Plants flourish when they receive ample sunlight, water and fertilizer. Equally important is the quality of the soil. Soil that is too alkaline, too acidic or poorly drained can spell disaster for even the best-cared-for plants.
Outlaws outlast Northwest
Lawrence makes most of three hits in 6-4 win
June 17, 2001
By Doug Pacey When a baseball team can only muster three hits in a game, it’s not a good sign that the team will win. Still, getting a hit is not the only way to get on base and Lawrence’s Outlaws reached base just about every way possible on Saturday at Free State High. Lawrence made the most of its three hits in a 6-4 win over Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Lawrence school board
Board to consider insurance cost hike
June 17, 2001
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Learning to listen, learning to love
June 17, 2001
By Roger Martin June is the month of brides, grooms and love, sweet love. Emily Dickinson called love “the exponent of breath.” If I remember my algebra, that means love is breath squared, breath cubed, breath to the power of 10, 100, 1,000! But then comes the ticklish question: Once you get past the pretty figures of speech, what is this thing called love, anyway?
Briefcase
June 17, 2001
Survey: Older employees work to embrace change Housing prices: Downturn steers clear of wealthy communities Motley Fool: Name that company
Horoscopes
June 17, 2001
Dad’s influence provided guidance, even in uncharted directions
June 17, 2001
By Calder Pickett It’s Father’s Day, and I thought I’d say something about my dad. He’s been gone for a long time now, but I think about him all the time and remember some of the things he did. I can still hear him singing every morning as he started the fires for breakfast and got ready to go to work.
Know legal basics to get best settlement
June 17, 2001
Brewers see light
June 17, 2001
Normally, when the Milwaukee Brewers charter an airplane, it’s to transport their team from one city to another. On Saturday, the club chartered a flight for a different but vital mission.
Single fathers on increase nationwide
June 17, 2001
This Father’s Day, there are more single dads celebrating than ever before. According to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 2 million single fathers across the nation in 2000, up from just 393,000 in 1970. But single moms are still far more common.
A wide-open Open
Cink, Goosen gain third-round lead; Tiger trails by nine strokes
June 17, 2001
Retief Goosen and Stewart Cink have never been so close to winning a major championship. Tiger Woods has rarely been so far. After a day of swift changes of fortune, Goosen scrambled for par on six of his final eight holes and Cink recovered from a disastrous start to share the lead Saturday in the U.S. Open.
Lost cause?
June 17, 2001
Journal-World Editorial If the governor believes in the need to provide more funds for public schools, he should make it a priority for his last year in office. Isn’t it a little early to be giving up on funding for public education in the 2002 legislative session? Maybe Gov. Graves is just trying to lower the public’s expectations, but it seems a little gutless to say, as the governor did on Thursday, that, “I don’t have great expectations for the 2002 session,” related to education funding.
A Cold War crime novelist
Spillane still bringing ‘broads and blood’ to bookstores
June 17, 2001
The end of the road can be a pretty place, at least in this coastal town. Just turn off the main highway, drive past the trailer homes and cottages, brace yourself for some dirt and gravel and pull up a mile from the Atlantic Ocean. There you will find a fine-looking white house with a wraparound porch, set on an acre efficiently watered by a sprinkler system.
Toy maker trying to regain its punch
June 17, 2001
After slipping and sliding nearly out of sight just a few years ago, the company that gave the world the Frisbee, the Hula Hoop and the Hacky Sack is trying to regain its footing as a toy trendsetter. Wham-O, based in San Francisco, has come up with one of the top-selling toys during the industry’s traditionally sluggish summer season a rejuvenated version of its once-popular Slip’N Slide product line.
Future bright for GPW
Lawrence firm engineers growing list of projects
June 17, 2001
By Mark Fagan The dim lights inside the biggest meeting room in Lawrence’s City Hall had to go. Even Dale Glenn could see that. Even if he’d put them there. “It was easy for me to see,” said Glenn, architect for the building’s construction in 1979, plus the room’s renovation two decades later. “I did the original commission meeting room, and, frankly, what we have now is a tremendous improvement over what we had before.”
Nation Briefs
June 17, 2001
Washington: Democrats plan to attack ethics Chicago: Teacher is killed edging her lawn Virginia: Cruise ship running after engine fire Los Angeles: Navy plans to raise sunken Japanese ship
Opinions vary on top big lake in state
June 17, 2001
By Ned Kehde In angling circles throughout Kansas, a friendly debate occasionally erupts among some of the best fishermen about which is the best big lake in the state. Here is the gist of some of that chatter:
Life still has normal moments for Jolie
Tomb Raider’ actress soon may acquire superstar status
June 17, 2001
Angelina Jolie, whose white T-shirt and jeans cover roughly half her tattoos as she curls up on a loveseat in a plush Los Angeles hotel suite, is describing the normal moments she shares with husband Billy Bob Thornton.
Sense for Seniors
June 17, 2001
U.N. chief stumps for Mideast peace
June 17, 2001
Asserting a role for the United Nations in the broad diplomatic drive to calm the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan urged both sides on Saturday to “seize the moment” and to begin bargaining for peace.
Kidnapping of Kansas couple shows new dangers faced by missionaries
June 17, 2001
Liborio Guzman Pido, a Kalanguya tribesman, was a heavy gambler and practiced animal sacrifices to satisfy spirits. Then he became a Christian. More than 17 years have passed since the missionaries classified Pido a believer, after his wife led him to a service with delegates from New Tribes Mission.
IRL will black flag overly aggressive drivers
June 17, 2001
The Indy Racing League will not take action against drivers accused of being overly aggressive during a race in Texas last week, but future violators can expect to be black-flagged without warning.
Rudd eagerly awaits Pocono
Racer seeks first win in three years
June 17, 2001
Ricky Rudd is ready to win a race for the first time in nearly three years. But if he falls short today in the Pocono 500, he’ll accept his 89th consecutive defeat and move on with confidence. Rudd doesn’t think he’ll be losing much longer.
Lawrence student makes history
WJHS 14-year-old’s class project wins sixth place in national contest
June 17, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Katy Kline has always loved Disney movies, but she never expected to win a medal for it. That’s exactly what she did last week at the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland. Her entry, an exhibit explaining how Walt Disney pioneered new frontiers in animation, won first place among Kansas junior high students and sixth place in the nation.
People
June 17, 2001
Rain soaks Queen Elizabeth II’s grand birthday parade Helms attends first rock concert ‘Miss Congeniality’ not Harden to appear in ‘Seagull’
Briefly
June 17, 2001
J-W photographer, reporter win contest awards A Journal-World reporter and photographer were honored in the Heart of America journalism contest sponsored by the Kansas City Press Club, a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. At an awards ceremony in Kansas City, Mo., Mike Yoder and Joel Mathis received awards in the daily newspaper division, which included competition from papers throughout the region. Yoder, the Journal-World’s chief photographer, won second place in the category of photojournalism feature for his portrait, above, showing Ray Alumbaugh getting a morning shave from his friend and night support care-taker Audrey England of Assisted Health Care. Mathis, the Journal-World’s City Hall reporter, won third place in the category of deadline news reporting for his story about the Lawrence grandfather who attempted to hold up the downtown Firstar Bank branch last year. __________________________ Vehicle Accident: Rollover puts two in hospital Two Olathe men remained hospitalized Saturday following a one-vehicle accident Friday night near Ottawa. Melvin D. Lickteig was listed in stable condition at Saturday at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Shannon M. Crowley was listed in serious but stable condition at Olathe Medical Center. Their ages were not available from the Kansas Highway Patrol. Crowley was driving a 1992 Jeep northbound about 9:40 p.m. Friday on Interstate 35 when he lost control near the Franklin-Miami county line, according to the Highway Patrol. The Jeep entered the south ditch and rolled three times. Lickteig, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. Crowley was wearing his seat belt, according to the accident report. __________________________ Excursion: Steam locomotive to pass through town Topeka The Great Overland Station will offer excursions on the steam locomotive Challenger Saturday from Kansas City, Kan. The ride will start at 7 a.m. at the Great Overland Station, 701 N. Kansas Ave. Passengers will be bused to Kansas City to board the Challenger. The train will pass through Kansas City, Kan., Edwardsville, Bonner Springs, Lawrence, Williamstown, Perry and Grantville before arriving at 11:30 a.m. at the Topeka station. Coach seating is $125 and dome seating is $200; both include donations for the upkeep of the train. Tickets can be purchased by calling the station office, (785) 232-5533. For more information, go to www.greatoverlandstation.com. __________________________ Volunteerism: Galluzzi award field expands United Way is expanding its volunteer of the year award to 100 agencies in Douglas County. The United Way of Douglas County Board of Directors said it would expand the Wallace Galluzzi Volunteer Award beyond the 30 agencies supported by United Way to better recognize the efforts of more volunteers. The award, created in 1985, has traditionally recognized volunteers serving United Way member agencies. Nomination forms are available by contacting the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County at 865-5030 or rhvc@ixks.com. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as: $1.39.9 a gallon at CHIPS, 2220 Harper St. 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.
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June 17, 2001
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June 17, 2001
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June 17, 2001