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Evidence in KU student slaying to be sent to U.S.
Costa Rican officials to send evidence to FBI crime lab
June 20, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 11:24 a.m.) By Matt Merkel-Hess Evidence that could help solve the brutal slaying of KU student Shannon Martin will be sent to the United States for DNA testing.
ll be drafted
June 20, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Eric Chenowith knows the numbers are not in his favor.
(breakout box) May unemployment
June 20, 2001
Kansas unemployment Unemployment rates during May for metro areas in Kansas, and comparison with April and a year earlier, as reported Tuesday by the Kansas Department of Human Resources:
Wednesday Best Bets
June 20, 2001
DAN HICKS & HIS HOT LICKS play tonight at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. TODAY
6-20 Susan Krumm column
June 20, 2001
What can happen if you don’t drink enough water during summer heat? Excessive water loss — dehydration — can impair body function and lead to heat exhaustion and heatstroke, which can be life-threatening.
6Sports report: local product faring well on links
June 20, 2001
The 6Sports team caught up with 2000 LHS grad and current Rice University golfer Ryan Morgan. After a successfull freshman season, Morgan is in town for the summer, and eager to work on his golf game.
Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work
June 20, 2001
Briefly
June 20, 2001
Lawrence senior citizen injured in traffic accident A 76-year-old woman was injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle accident at Sixth and Iowa streets, the Lawrence Police Department said. The woman, Eleanor Lockhart, Lawrence, was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, police said. She was later reported to be in good condition. Lockhart was driving a 1996 Buick Skylark westbound on Sixth and attempted to turn onto southbound Iowa, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Lockhart’s car is shown above. The Buick was struck by a 1990 Ford F-150 truck eastbound on Sixth and driven by Christopher Bauer, 20, Lawrence, Pattrick said. Bauer wasn’t hurt in the accident. __________________________ Growth: Developers to try again on Sixth, Wakarusa rezoning A “big box” development proposed for the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive isn’t dead yet. Bill Newsome, a partner in Southwind Capital, told the Lawrence City Commission Tuesday that developers are redesigning the project to answer issues raised last week when the commission rejected rezoning for it. Those issues included traffic problems, the size of the project and its effect on downtown. Under zoning rules, a rejected development can’t be resubmitted for a year unless “substantial” changes are made. Newsome said the developers are doing just that, and will ask the commission for reconsideration of its action in coming weeks. “It’s a project we’ve been working on for two years,” Newsome told the Journal-World. “It’s a project we believe in, and we believe there’s a place for common ground.” __________________________ City planning: Discussion panel to revisit Horizon 2020 details A panel discussion on the commercial chapter of Horizon 2020, the city-county long-range plan, will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. The panel will consist of Marilyn Bittenbender, David Burress, David Longhurst and Phil Struble. The purpose of the panel is to talk about the commercial chapter and possibly identify areas that do not address the current needs of the community. The panel will attempt to answer several questions: Horizon 2020 defines three different categories of commercial development: neighborhood, community and regional. Do the definitions need to be changed? If yes, what changes should be made? How well is the current commercial land use market being served by the current city land use policies and practices? What are the trends in commercial real estate and does Horizon 2020 need to be amended to address these trends? For more information, call city planner Bryan Dyer at 832-3163, or e-mail him at bdyer@ci.lawrence.ks.us. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32.9 a gallon at the Citgo station 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.
Multiracial households on the rise
June 20, 2001
Teen-agers and children make up a significant share of the country’s multiracial population, 2000 census results show, pointing toward a trend of growing diversity in coming decades.
Abortion clinics warned about threats
June 20, 2001
Abortion clinics were warned Tuesday to be on alert after someone purporting to be a federal fugitive posted an Internet message vowing to kill employees of abortion providers.
Drug kingpin put to death
June 20, 2001
Juan Raul Garza, convicted of murdering three men to maintain his drug empire, was executed Tuesday morning in the same death chamber as Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh eight days earlier.
Area Briefs
June 20, 2001
Accident sends pedestrian, car passenger to hospital Second-half property taxes due today at courthouse City band to present program of circus music Health Care Access offers class on chiropractic care Abortion protest planned Social service courses offered Grants locator available
Survey provides look at area’s work force
67 percent of those surveyed are employed; 21 percent are retired
June 20, 2001
By Joy Ludwig The call went out, and people responded in large numbers. Persistence and name recognition of a university’s research center resulted in a more than 70 percent response rate for a newly released Lawrence work force survey.
Reubens takes on odd character
June 20, 2001
Two comic veterans with a history of goofball screen personas get their own shows tonight. Best known for his classic character Pee-wee Herman, Paul Reubens hosts “You Don’t Know Jack” (7 p.m., ABC), the trivia quiz show based on the 1995 CD/ROM of the same title.
Get the pick of this season’s melon crop
Use your senses to judge appearance, smell and sound and find the ripe one
June 20, 2001
The melon’s rind holds inside itself a great mystery. Is the fruit ripe yet? Will it be moist and delicious or woody and disappointing? And, most tantalizing and unknown of all, how much delicious fruit inside the rind will be lost to the cruel confines of a refrigerator?
Business Briefcase
June 20, 2001
GE president expects Honeywell deal to die Harvest: Co-op halts grain buying Aviation: Boeing official says plant merger not set Markets: Stocks slump again
Daily Ticker
June 20, 2001
Lawrence growth series enters new stage
June 20, 2001
The countdown has started. The “Lawrence is Growing: Finding Common Ground” project is shifting into its second phase. “Countdown to Common Ground” will include a series of televised discussions and community meetings leading to a final report to be presented Sept. 24 on growth issues facing the city.
Lucas named to coach Cavaliers
June 20, 2001
John Lucas’ career and life have been about second chances, and on Tuesday he received another shot at being an NBA head coach this time in Cleveland. Lucas, who also coached in San Antonio and Philadelphia before spending the past three seasons as an assistant in Denver, was hired by the Cavaliers exactly two months after the team fired Randy Wittman.
Wimbledon draw rough on Agassi
Second-seeded men’s player must meet Wessels in opener
June 20, 2001
Wimbledon’s new seeding system, designed to reduce the chance of early round surprises, didn’t help Andre Agassi in Tuesday’s draw. Pete Sampras, bidding for his eighth Wimbledon title, and defending women’s champion Venus Williams will be heavily favored in their opening matches. So will Jennifer Capriati, who has swept the year’s first two Grand Slam tournaments.
Longtime principal hits the road
Nottingham Elementary’s Tom Jerome retires after 34 years in district
June 20, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Tom Jerome knows the road less traveled. He’s crossed back roads of entire states 14 times on a bicycle. He’s also served as principal of Nottingham Elementary School in Eudora for an astonishing 34 years.
Long-time principal hits the road
June 20, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Eudora — Tom Jerome knows the road less traveled.
Wednesday datebook
June 20, 2001
TODAY Canceled: Douglas County Commission meeting.
Halls, KU have long history
June 20, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com The $42 million donation announced Tuesday is the latest development in a long relationship between the Hall Family Foundation and Kansas University.
Outside consultants hired for trafficway
June 20, 2001
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Nation Briefs
June 20, 2001
California: Road-rage dog death brings guilty verdict Ohio: Candy warehouse fire won’t slow lollipop flow Pennsylvania: Couple sentenced for fake death scam
Business briefcase for Wednesday
June 20, 2001
GE president expects no Honeywell deal
Stuffed peppers and polenta offer taste of Italy
June 20, 2001
Piedmontese Peppers is a piquant version of a favorite stuffed vegetable preparation, with olives and capers in the filling. It makes a nutritious dish served with broiled blue-cheese polenta and arugula salad.
Tornado levels Wisconsin town
June 20, 2001
Hundreds of people picked through rubble and toured their ravaged homes and businesses Tuesday, the day after a tornado killed three people and leveled most of this close-knit northwestern Wisconsin community.
King of the Wine Frontier
Davy Crockett’ left Hollywood for a vineyard and never looked back
June 20, 2001
Television’s King of the Wild Frontier now roams vineyards along California’s Central Coast, where he’s been dubbed King of the Wine Frontier. Nearly a half-century after Disney’s “Davy Crockett” debuted, 76-year-old Fess Parker is still embraced by baby boomers as the man in a coonskin cap who stood for the spirit of the American frontier and died at the Alamo.
Player’s family accuses OSU of negligence in plane crash
June 20, 2001
The family of an Oklahoma State University reserve basketball player who was killed in a plane crash in Colorado accused the school of negligence in a recently filed tort claim. Daniel Lawson’s relatives filed the claim June 7 in the state Office of Risk Management Administration.
Guttermouth lives up to its name
June 20, 2001
Some bands get banned from cities for their outlandish stage show. Guttermouth got banned from an entire nation. And it wasn’t even some oppressive dictatorship like Libya or the Marcos-era Philippines.
Vigilance helps to quash squash destruction
June 20, 2001
One of the rituals that I recently incorporated into my daily gardening routine is to check my squash plants for the first signs of trouble. This particular brand of trouble either travels on six legs or inches its way into my life.
Goosen gains celebrity status quickly
With first major victory, South African joins list of highly respected golfers in his country
June 20, 2001
Retief Goosen moved into some select company by winning the U.S. Open. The tricky part is figuring out exactly whom he joins. Style points alone put the unflappable South African in a class by himself. His was not the most spectacular collapse in a major championship, only the most sudden. Twelve feet and two putts away from winning, he had to hole a 3-footer just to make the playoff.
Space capsule returns to state for checkup
Liberty Bell 7 in midst of national tour
June 20, 2001
Liberty Bell 7, the historic space capsule that was restored at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center after being pulled two years ago from the Atlantic Ocean, is due back for a brief stay.
Housing starts down but still healthy
June 20, 2001
Housing construction dipped in May but remains at a healthy level, further evidence of the industry’s resilience in the face of a faltering national economy. The number of new housing units builders began work on last month dipped by 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.62 million, following a strong 2.3 percent increase in April, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.
Task force revisits wage issue ––— Members still undecided about tax abatement requirements
June 20, 2001
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Riken in KC
June 20, 2001
Cal Ripken Jr. will make his final playing appearance in Kansas City during a four-game evening series Aug. 6-9 at Kauffman Stadium. All four games featuring the retiring “Iron Man” will begin at 7:05 p.m.
John Vogel remembered for life of service
June 20, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com John Vogel measured words, but when he spoke, everyone listened.
One injured in morning wreck
June 20, 2001
One injured in wreck A 76-year-old woman was injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle accident at Sixth and Iowa streets, the Lawrence Police Department said.
Food briefs
June 20, 2001
Guide offers facts about vegetarian diet Book helps fathers with the Dad detail More shoppers find grocery savings online Books provide fodder for the specialist cook
Conflict of interest clouds Army’s utility decisions
June 20, 2001
The new Army secretary wants to shift control of more military base utilities into private hands, a multimillion-dollar business that his former energy company is pursuing. Army Secretary Thomas White has said he would step away from decisions involving Enron Energy Services, where he served as vice chairman until this year, if there was a clear conflict of interest.
Denver-based consultants hired to bring trafficway groups together
June 20, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Colorado-based consultants have been hired to bring people together to discuss completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway project. The Osprey Group, a Denver firm that specializes in working with government entities and nonprofit agencies, was chosen by HNTB, an engineering firm in Kansas City, Mo., for the job.
Wheat quarantine expanded in Texas
June 20, 2001
The U.S. Department of Agriculture quarantined another Texas county Tuesday after wheat seed at a grain elevator tested positive for Karnal bunt. The latest finding at a terminal in Archer County heightened fears in Kansas, where growers were already worried about the wheat quarantine imposed in Throckmorton and Young counties at the southernmost edge of the nation’s wheat belt just as the harvest was moving north.
Pirates could be losing top prospect to football
June 20, 2001
The Pittsburgh Pirates could lose their best prospect today, and West Virginia University could gain a quarterback. J.R. House, considered a certain major leaguer and the best player in the Pirates’ farm system, might announce he is leaving Double-A Altoona to play college football.
American League Roundup: Wakefield happy with win
Boston pitcher loses no-hitter, hangs on for victory
June 20, 2001
By the end, Tim Wakefield was just glad his team won. The knuckleballer came within three outs of pitching Boston’s second no-hitter this season, losing his bid on Randy Winn’s broken-bat single in the ninth inning as the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay, 5-4, Tuesday night.
Cookbook clarifies classic Chinese
Latest in ‘Great Food’ series provides simple instructions
June 20, 2001
Spicy Chicken With Peanuts is a quick and easy-to-make version of a classic Chinese dish, featured in “Foolproof Chinese Cooking” (DK, $19.95) by chef and food writer Ken Hom. The original is a western Chinese dish known as “gongbao” or “kung pao,” Hom writes in the recipe headnotes, pointing out that his version is close to it.
Fixin’ for the Â¡Fiesta!
Preparations start early for St. John’s annual feast
June 20, 2001
By Jim Baker Loretta Chavez knows a few things about cooking for a crowd of hungry people. Say 5,000 of them. For years, Chavez has helped a team of volunteers prepare and serve thousands of tamales, burritos and tacos at the annual Fiesta Mexicana at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Rising personal debt adds to slowdown
U.S. consumers struggle to pay up
June 20, 2001
The bills are coming due for the shopping spree of the 1990s, and Americans are having trouble paying up. Personal debt is at an all-time high, and the amount of income Americans are dedicating to making payments on it is at levels unseen in 15 years
Bin Laden ‘brags’ of attack
Recruitment video touts Cole bombing
June 20, 2001
Islamic militant Osama bin Laden’s Afghanistan-based group boasts in a recruitment videotape that its followers bombed the USS Cole in Yemen’s Aden harbor last year. The video, circulating among Muslim militants and viewed here Tuesday, would represent the clearest link yet between Osama Bin Laden and the Oct. 12 attack that killed 17 Americans sailors and wounded 39.
Nation, world still getting to know Bush
June 20, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe After a budget battle, a tax bill, a struggle over education, a confrontation with China and, in recent days, a series of meetings with European leaders and the Russian president, the broad outlines of George W. Bush’s presidential style are becoming apparent:
Landmark funding
June 20, 2001
Journal-World Editorial A generous gift from the Hall Family Foundation is a vote of confidence in Kansas University and its mission. What a magnificent gift. Tuesday afternoon, officials of the Hall Family Foundation announced a gift of $42 million to Kansas University. This not only is the largest gift ever received by KU, it is the largest single gift ever made to a Kansas educational institution.
6-19 Driver hits pedestrian during storm
June 20, 2001
Accident sends pedestrian, passenger to hospital
Nation Briefs
June 20, 2001
Virginia: GOP wins special election Outer space: Mars brighter than usual WASHINGTON, D.C.: Court vote protocol pending New York City: AGs sue over AC rules
Nation Briefs
June 20, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO: Wal-Mart accused of sex discrimination LOS ANGELES: Activist Hayden loses city council election Indiana: Sheriff resigns ahead of rape arrest WASHINGTON, D.C.: White House shooter agrees to plea bargain
Horoscopes
June 20, 2001
World Briefs
June 20, 2001
Ireland: Peace plan threatened if IRA doesn’t disarm Benin: Immigrants adrift off African coast India: Political violence turns deadly
Task force revisits wage issue
June 20, 2001
By Joel Mathis The wage debate rages on at the city’s Economic Incentive Task Force. Just a week after members decided companies with higher wages should be granted bigger tax abatements, the task force revisited the subject Tuesday this time trying to decide how to determine what qualifies as a higher wage.
Racing revs up its TV profile
NASCAR set to launch new cable network
June 20, 2001
Ally McBeal at the speedway? It may sound strange, but the fictional Boston lawyer whose interests tend toward miniskirts and dancing babies could soon be discussing the Daytona 500 on the air.
Police Briefs
June 20, 2001
Apartment intruder held Victim struck with VCR Fire under investigation Shooting probe ongoing Emergency vehicle struck by deer
Virginia Stone obituary
June 20, 2001
Virginia Stone Services for Virginia I. Stone, 91, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Probation ordered in child abduction
June 20, 2001
By Mike Belt A teen-ager convicted of taking two Lawrence children from their mother will be placed on probation, but it is still unclear which type of probation she will get. Will Natasha Helm, 17, serve a standard 24-month probation through Douglas County Court Services? Or will she be assigned to Douglas County Community Corrections and spend the first six months in a boot camp for offenders?
Vieques protesters claim victory
June 20, 2001
Some sneak onto the bombing range by boat. Others don camouflage and use the cover of night to cut through fences. The idea is to halt bombing practice on Vieques island and being arrested is part of the deal, even for the nephew of President Kennedy and the wife of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Baseball Briefs
June 20, 2001
Officials announce Cardinals stadium deal Urbina-to-Yankees deal may have hit snag Cardinals send Ankiel to Rookie League Cubs place catcher on DL Williams back in Florida Martinez cleared to pitch
LSU coach John Brady is happy to have Maravich.
June 20, 2001
“I wanted him to understand what being a walk-on at this level is all about,” Brady said. “Everything has to be earned. He could have chosen a more comfortable path. He’s convinced this is what he wants to do.”
Get involved
June 20, 2001
If you have questions, comments or ideas about growth in Lawrence or this project, you can write, call, e-mail or post your comments on the Internet. Here’s how: Telephone: Call the Lawrence is Growing hotline at 832-7290.
Co-op stops buying grain
June 20, 2001
HARVEST Co-op stops
6-20 Gwyn
June 20, 2001
One of the rituals that I recently incorporated into my daily gardening routine is to check my squash plants for the first signs of trouble. This particular brand of trouble either travels on six legs or inches its way into my life. Squash bugs and vine borers have caused me enough problems in the past that I now anticipate their arrival, beginning in mid-June. The vine borers have nailed me only twice in the past eight years, but squash bugs have arrived every summer without fail.
Rain a pain at Speedway
June 20, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Kansas City, Kan. — Kansas Speedway’s “Feel the Thunder” marketing slogan turned prophetic on Tuesday.
6-20 Fiesta Mexicana
June 20, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com Loretta Chavez knows a few things about cooking for a crowd of hungry people.
21-year-old’s return with infant son unsettles home life
June 20, 2001
People
June 20, 2001
Web site celebrates McCartney Duchovny can’t shake aliens When Sally met Babar Protesters rub Whitney wrong
Foundation donates $42 million
June 20, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Kansas City, Kan. — Kansas University will receive the largest gift ever given to a university in Kansas, officials announced Tuesday.
Boschee healing from thumb surgery
June 20, 2001
By Gary Bedore Jeff Boschee, who had surgery in mid April to reconstruct a ligament in his right thumb says he’s “almost 100 percent.” Boschee, KU’s senior shooting guard from Valley City, N.D., was supposed to be released to play in pick-up games on Friday, but admitted he already had taken to the court a few days early.
6Sports report: Simien rehab progressing
June 20, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the ongoing rehabilitation of Jayhawk recruit Wayne Simien. Head coach Roy Williams comments on Simien’s progress.
6Sports report: Chenowith camps out
June 20, 2001
Eric Chenowith was the special guest at Tuesday’s KU basketball camp. After addressing the kids, he talked to the 6Sports crew about becoming draft-ready.
Busch crew chief penalized
June 20, 2001
NASCAR Busch Series crew chief Dave Fuge was fined $30,000 and suspended indefinitely by NASCAR on Tuesday for rules violations discovered in an inspection after Saturday night’s Outback Steakhouse 300.
House unanimously OKs veterans education bill
June 20, 2001
The House unanimously endorsed on Tuesday one of the biggest increases ever for a program that has helped millions of veterans get college educations since the end of World War II.
Hall legacy grew from shoebox
June 20, 2001
By Terry Rombeck In 1910, Joyce C. Hall arrived in Kansas City, Mo., with two shoeboxes full of greeting cards and established his first office in a room at the YMCA. It was a humble beginning for Hallmark Cards, the greeting card giant that posted $4.3 billion in sales in 2000.
Halls have history at KU
June 20, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The $42 million donation announced Tuesday is the latest development in a long relationship between the Hall Family Foundation and Kansas University. Over the past 43 years, the foundation has donated more than $7 million for everything from mammalian genetic research to humanities programs.
Ex-V.P. hopeful Ferraro reveals cancer
June 20, 2001
Former Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic nominee for vice president in 1984, has blood cancer, and is battling it with the controversial drug thalidomide. The drug was banned in the early 1960s for causing birth defects in babies whose mothers took it for insomnia and morning sickness, but it has since been found to be effective against cancer.
Congressional panel questions tire safety
June 20, 2001
The head of a committee investigating tire safety said Tuesday that he has data that show Ford Motor Co. is replacing Firestone tires with other brands that fail more often, but he refused to make the information public.
Nellie Dobbs
June 20, 2001
Grace Pembleton
June 20, 2001
John Vogel
June 20, 2001
Feds seek settlement of tobacco lawsuit
June 20, 2001
Justice Department lawyers, faced with dimming prospects for their massive suit against cigarette makers, have decided to seek a settlement that would eliminate a major legal threat to the embattled industry, officials disclosed Tuesday.
Senate spars over patients’ rights bill
June 20, 2001
The Senate struggle over patients’ rights legislation opened on an angry, confrontational note Tuesday as Republicans delayed action on the bill and Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., vowed to keep the Senate in session through its July 4 recess to finish the measure.
On the record
June 20, 2001
Tape records rocker’s 911 call for drowning child
June 20, 2001
A distraught Tommy Lee told a 911 dispatcher that a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool wasn’t breathing when he was found. In a seven-minute tape released Monday by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the former Motley Crue drummer requested an ambulance, then stayed on the phone while the dispatcher attempted to determine whether the boy was breathing.
Pamela Martinez
June 20, 2001
City eyes high-tech assistance with traffic
June 20, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence officials want the city’s traffic signals to get smarter. That’s why the Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday approved an application for a state grant to purchase technology that would monitor traffic on the city’s busiest streets and change the signals to control the flow of vehicles.
Opponents stake battle lines in Western reorganization plan
June 20, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Electric customers and Western Resources Inc. fought again Tuesday in preparation for a hearing to determine whether Western should be allowed to go forward with its reorganization plan.
Community leader’s memory in Lawrence lives on
June 20, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik John Vogel measured words, but when he spoke, everyone listened. His steady gaze and unassuming manner graced the halls of the Kansas Legislature for 18 years and Lawrence-area pastures for 60. He died Tuesday morning at the age of 85 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
WWII laborers receive reparation payments
June 20, 2001
Payments were sent out Tuesday to thousands of Nazi-era slave laborers, the first made after years of haggling over the German-sponsored fund. The fund that compensates World War II-era survivors in the Czech Republic sent out its first wave of payments to 10,000 people, while a New York-based group that handled payments specifically to Jewish survivors sent out its first 10,000 to people in 25 countries.
K-10 accident victim remains hospitalized
June 20, 2001
One of five people injured Monday in a two-car collision on Kansas Highway 10 in eastern Lawrence remained hospitalized Tuesday. Russell J. Pepiakita, 26, Lawrence, was in serious condition at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokesman said.
KU students earn Fulbrights
June 20, 2001
Four more Kansas University students have received Fulbright awards to study abroad during the 2001-02 school year. Fulbright scholarships provide round-trip travel, health insurance, tuition and living expenses for an academic year. The program is mostly funded by the federal government.
National League Roundup: Florida, Floyd slam Atlanta, 12-2
Marlins’ slugger helps squad to season-high fifth straight victory
June 20, 2001
Cliff Floyd says it’s far too early for the Florida Marlins to start making reservations for October. “The big thing with us is that everyone’s on the same level,” said Floyd, a bench player for the Marlins’ 1997 World Series champions and the club’s premier slugger now. “We’re in a fortunate situation in that the guys we have are experiencing this for the first time.”
WNBA Roundup: Sparks win 9th in row, stay perfect
June 20, 2001
Lisa Leslie had 19 points, including the go-ahead basket with 3:25 remaining, as the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Charlotte Sting, 73-69, Tuesday night to continue the best start in WNBA history.
Negotiations under way for Tyson-Lewis bout
June 20, 2001
A fight between Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis is in the works, although TV and boxing executives warned the deal wasn’t done. Rival cable networks holding rights for Tyson and Lewis’ bouts are negotiating, and Jay Larkin of Showtime said Tuesday that chances for an agreement by the end of the year were 50-50. He refused to characterize the two sides as “close” to a deal.
Grizzlies to move their offices to Memphis
June 20, 2001
The Vancouver Grizzlies are moving their basketball operations to Memphis, even though the NBA has yet to approve the team’s relocation. The move will begin this weekend, the team said Tuesday. “With the NBA draft taking place Wednesday, June 27, we feel this is the best time to begin working out of Memphis,” said Grizzlies general manager Billy Knight.
Friends and neighbors
June 20, 2001
Lawrence Briefs
June 20, 2001
Leadership Lawrence meeting set Holeman moves to speaker’s office Neighborhood opposes KU expansion plans
U.S. vows to keep home streak alive
June 20, 2001
Now that Mexico has fallen, the United States has the longest home unbeaten streak in soccer’s North and Central American and Caribbean region 17 years. That’s right, American soccer is at the top of the heap.
Juneteenth spirit spreads
June 20, 2001
For many blacks, Juneteenth is the real Independence Day. People across the country Tuesday commemorated June 19, 1865 the day slaves in Texas learned of their freedom more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The news came from Union troops who landed in Galveston.
Ripken earned right to stay in game
Future Hall-of-Famer’s skills not what they used to be, but it doesn’t matter
June 20, 2001
Although a mandatory retirement age for professional athletes does not exist, a mandatory retirement time does. It falls when its subjects can’t play anymore because of injury or drastically declining skills, or when some hotshot youngster comes along who is better.
Armstrong cruises in Suisse
Bicyclist claims victory in time trial prologue
June 20, 2001
Lance Armstrong easily won the time trial prologue of the Tour de Suisse, his final tuneup for an attempt at a third straight Tour de France title. Armstrong needed 9 minutes, 44.22 seconds on Tuesday to complete the five-mile loop around the Europark theme park near Germany’s border with Switzerland.
Lawrence’s Glass second
June 20, 2001
Lawrence’s Bob Glass is in second place after the third round of the Orleans Casino PBA Senior Open on Tuesday at the Orleans Hotel and Bowling Center.
Former KU signee Stevenson charged with statutory rape
June 20, 2001
Utah Jazz rookie DeShawn Stevenson who signed with Kansas University before deciding to play in the NBA has been charged with statutory rape for having sex with a 14-year-old girl, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Despite glut, Chenowith confident he’ll be drafted
June 20, 2001
By Gary Bedore Eric Chenowith knows the numbers are not in his favor. Six high school seniors, 47 college underclassmen and 17 foreign players have declared for the NBA Draft, meaning some recent college graduates like Chenowith could be left out in the cold a week from tonight.
Clayton homers, KC falls - White Sox 5, Royals 3
June 20, 2001
Royce Clayton finally heard some cheers from his new home fans. Clayton hit his first homer in nearly a year and James Baldwin won for the first time in five weeks as the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals, 5-3, Tuesday night.
Ripken to end Iron Man career at season’s end
June 20, 2001
Nothing lasts forever not even Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball’s Iron Man, who broke Lou Gehrig’s record of 2,130 consecutive games, will retire after his 21st season with the Baltimore Orioles, the only team he ever played for.
Rain washes practice
IRL testing put on hold by weather
June 20, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas Speedway’s “Feel the Thunder” marketing slogan turned prophetic on Tuesday. Six of the top Indy Racing League teams in town for the first of two days of crucial testing in preparation for the upcoming IRL race at KC’s new motorsports facility certainly felt the thunder. And the rain. And saw the lightning.
Short & Sweet: ‘Jayni’ makes lotsa pasta
June 20, 2001
Cooks who enjoy using their noodle can start from scratch this week with “Jayni’s Kitchen.” Host Jayni Carey and her husband, Frank, will prepare fresh pasta and other recipes, including the spaghetti below.
Ratings for Open come close to record
June 20, 2001
Without Tiger Woods on the leaderboard, U.S. Open ratings dropped but still produced a near-record audience. NBC’s weekend coverage of the third and fourth rounds of the Open from Southern Hills Golf Club in Tulsa, Okla., drew a final national rating of 6.2 with a 17 share, according to numbers released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research.
Golf Notebook: Woods expected to make appearance in Skins Game
June 20, 2001
Tiger Woods already has his own silly-season tournament for 16 players and the Battle of Bighorn, a mixed-team affair including David Duval, Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb. Next on the horizon: The Skins Game. Expect to see Woods return this year as part of his new endorsement deal with Disney.
South Africa awaits champion
Mandela plans welcome for U.S. Open winner Goosen
June 20, 2001
Nelson Mandela is waiting for Retief Goosen to come home. Goosen, like compatriots Gary Player and Ernie Els before him, is now a U.S. Open champion, and a sports hero in South Africa.
Protesters plan vigil over hotel’s demolition
June 20, 2001
Protesters planned a candelight vigil for a historic hotel that was being demolished despite efforts to save the 120-year-old building. A demolition crew from Madget & Griffin Inc. began wrecking the south side of the historic hotel Monday afternoon.
Deputy describes life-saving act
June 20, 2001
A deputy sheriff who grabbed a suicidal woman’s shirt as she jumped from a bridge says he thinks he had “a little guardian angel” over his shoulder. Sedgwick County Deputy Robert Burkhead wasn’t able to keep the woman from falling 45 feet into a river, but he did direct the path of her fall. Another officer quickly jumped in and pulled her to safety.
Business Profile: Ice cream shop manager serves up fun, flavor
June 20, 2001
Unemployment holds line in May
Construction, retail sectors add jobs
June 20, 2001
The state saw relatively little change in its employment picture in May, even with normal seasonal trends and layoffs at an aircraft plant in southeast Kansas. The unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, unchanged from April’s figure, the Department of Human Resources reported Tuesday. The rate was 3.7 percent in May 2000.
Transit system thrown for loop
City’s order to move downtown transfer station complicates route changes
June 20, 2001
By Joel Mathis Members of the Public Transit Advisory Committee weren’t happy with their task Tuesday: find a place to move the bus transfer station from its current location at Ninth and Massachusetts streets.
Hall Foundation makes historic mark
June 20, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University will receive the largest gift ever given to a university in Kansas, officials announced Tuesday. The Hall Family Foundation, a longtime KU benefactor established by Hallmark Cards pioneer Joyce C. Hall, will donate $42 million to the university over the next five years. The gift will benefit four areas: life sciences, the humanities, the Edwards Campus and the School of Business.
Jenna, Barbara and other Bushes
June 20, 2001
By Bill Thompson Fort Worth Star-Telegram Random comments on people in the news: LAURA BUSH: Anyone who had ever met her could have told you that the wife of the 43rd president would be a magnificent first lady. And magnificent is what she is.
Regulations not all bad
June 20, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law I am old enough to remember what life was like before Americans began to worship the free market. I try to tell my students that there was once a period in American history when the federal government did not take as gospel that all regulation and all social programs were evil, a time when tax reform meant actually reforming and attempting to simplify the tax structures rather than simply reducing taxes and governmental services.
Astute decision
June 20, 2001
Poor placement
June 20, 2001
Maravich son to play at LSU
June 20, 2001
Josh Maravich will play basketball for LSU, where his father was one of the most dazzling players in the history of the college game. The 6-foot-3 youngster will join the team as a freshman walk-on and play at an arena named for his father.
His Palmness? Jordan to hawk handheld computers
June 20, 2001
Now that selling handheld computers is no longer a slam dunk for Palm Inc., the company is enlisting Michael Jordan’s help. Palm, which has seen revenue and profits sink precipitously this year, is releasing new Jordan-branded versions of its m100 and m500 handheld computers in an effort to boost sales.
Edmonds services
June 20, 2001
Fluids vital to health
June 20, 2001
By Susan Krumm What can happen if you don’t drink enough water during summer heat? Excessive water loss dehydration can impair body function and lead to heat exhaustion and heatstroke, which can be life-threatening. Water is vital to normal body functions. Fifty-five to 75 percent of the body’s weight is water; the brain is 70 percent water, blood is 82 percent water and lungs are nearly 90 percent water.
Donald Brewster obituary
June 20, 2001
Donald Brewster Services for Donald L. Brewster, 64, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Underwood Cemetery, Jefferson County.
Frank Rice obituary
June 20, 2001
Frank Rice Bethany, Okla. — Services for Frank Lee Rice, 89, Yukon, were Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Bethany First Nazarene Church, Bethany. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.
Raymond Hicks obituary
June 20, 2001
Raymond Hicks Willamette, Ore. — Services for Raymond F. Hicks, 76, Gresham, were Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Lynchwood Church of God, Portland. Burial was in Willamette National Cemetery.
Arnold Elliott obituary
June 20, 2001
Arnold Elliott Graveside services for Arnold Edwin Elliott, 78, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Alford-Clarke Post No. 852.
Hall list - largest all-time KU gifts
June 20, 2001
Here are the largest one-time, announced gifts given to Kansas University, according to the KU Endowment Association. The list does not include anonymous donations. * $42 million — Donated by the Hall Family Foundation in 2001 for the KU Medical Center, the Hall Center for the Humanities, Edwards Campus and the School of Business.
Foundation committed to KC area
June 20, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com In 1910, Joyce C. Hall arrived in Kansas City, Mo., with two shoeboxes full of greeting cards and established his first office in a room at the YMCA.
Helm sentenced, sort of
June 20, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A teen-ager convicted of taking two Lawrence children from their mother will be placed on probation, but it is still unclear which type of probation she will get.
7-15 Leadership Lawrence looking for class members
June 20, 2001
Leadership Lawrence meeting set An informational meeting about Leadership Lawrence will be at 5:30 p.m. July 16 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
s work force
June 20, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/ourjobs
John Vogel obituary
June 20, 2001
John Vogel Services for John H. Vogel, 85, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
Boschee healing from thumb surgery
June 20, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Jeff Boschee, who had surgery in mid April to reconstruct a ligament in his right thumb says he’s “almost 100 percent.”
s home
June 20, 2001
Intruder held on battery charges A Lawrence Police officer responding to a disturbance call early Tuesday at an apartment found a woman screaming and a man on top of her.
LIG starts Countdown to Common Ground
June 20, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The countdown has started.
K-10 accident victim remains hospitalized
June 20, 2001
J-W Staff Reports One of five people injured Monday in a two-car collision on Kansas Highway 10 in eastern Lawrence remained hospitalized Tuesday.
Four KU students earn Fulbrights
June 20, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Four more Kansas University students have received Fulbright awards to study abroad during the 2001-02 school year.
PTAC recommends new bus transfer station
June 20, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Members of the Public Transit Advisory Committee weren’t happy with their task Tuesday: find a place to move the bus transfer station from its current location at Ninth and Massachusetts streets.
Technology to monitor traffic signals
June 20, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Lawrence officials want the city’s traffic signals to get smarter.
s legal battle not over ––— Hearing regarding rights offering set for Tuesday at KCC
June 20, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Electric customers and Western Resources Inc. fought again Tuesday in preparation for a hearing to determine whether Western should be allowed to go forward with its reorganization plan.
Friends and Neighbors, Summer staff for 2001 Sunflower State Games
June 20, 2001
THE LARGEST SUMMER STAFF EVER for the Sunflower State Games had their first staff meeting May 1. Every year, the Games have a new staff of interns from an area college. This year, all interns are from KU. Back row, from left: Jamie Hays, Randy Richardson, Jennifer Crews, Nick Dawson, Eric Neuteboom, Jason Rush and Katie Bennish; middle row: Lauren Bristow, Christi Balderston, Lili Lewis, Corby Hoss, Michelle Ward, Emmy Burdette and Hallie Hedrick; front row: Heather Valler, Vicki Hill, Mariana Souza, Ashley Earnest, Heather Vespestad and Sherri Rose. Not pictured: Sara Baker, Emily Massaglia and Jessica Hattle. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For More Friends and Neighbors go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
s close
June 20, 2001
Local markets Farmers Cooperative Assn. no longer is buying grain, pending sale of its elevators to other parties.
Ice cream manager serves up flavor
June 20, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Name: Cathy Anderson.
s Kitchen brief
June 20, 2001
‘Jayni’ makes lotsa pasta MORE: www.sunflower.com/jayni.shtml
Hall list - Past Hall gifts to KU
June 20, 2001
Some highlights from the Halls’ donations to KU: * 1957 — $180,000 to build the Hall Laboratory of Mammalian Genetics at Snow Hall (in memory of Joyce Hall’s mother, Nancy Dudley Hall)
s close
June 20, 2001
Dow Industrials —48.71, 10,596.67
6-20 Fiesta Mexicana recipe
June 20, 2001
Enchiladas
6-20 Fiesta Breakout
June 20, 2001
Fiesta festivities The 20th annual Fiesta Mexicana runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturdayon the grounds at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky.
NASCAR point soundoff
June 20, 2001
Can you please explain how the NASCAR-Winston Cup points are allotted? Here’s what the official Web site (www.nascar.com) says about the points system:
Blotter
June 20, 2001
Law enforcement report Police reports
Do you think the federal government should be able to enact the
June 20, 2001
Do you think the federal government should be able to enact the death penalty?
Remainer of taxes due today
June 20, 2001
Remainder of taxes due Today is the deadline for people to pay the second half of their taxes on personal property and real estate.
program
June 20, 2001
Corps of Engineers offers program on fisheries
Nation Briefs
June 20, 2001
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Farm aid bill larger than Bush is seeking California: $5 billion needed for energy purchases WASHINGTON, D.c.: Toy race car recalled
Nation Briefs
June 20, 2001
Colorado: Columbine shooting evidence released Washington: $10 million fine imposed in fatal pipeline blast