Archive for Tuesday, June 26, 2001

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Wetland history
June 26, 2001
To the editor I read with interest your Saturday Column on the southwest trafficway. The wetlands are not, as stated in the commentary, a “recent manmade feature.” About 1920, Haskell Institute laid tile to drain the wetlands in an attempt to have farmland for training students in agriculture.
La Familia grows
Salty Iguana, Taco Casa also entering market
June 26, 2001
By Mark Fagan Jenny Reyes-Hepner is praying that the fifth time’s a charm. The owner of La Familia, a Mexican restaurant in downtown Lawrence, plans to open her second Lawrence restaurant next week, this time in the Louisiana Purchase shopping center at 2223 La.
6Sports reports: Raiders win
June 26, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Raiders’ win against Arkansas City in the Al Ice Woodbat Classic.
6Sports report: KU football to be televised
June 26, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on KU football games that will be televised this season.
Analysts anticipate aggressive move
June 26, 2001
The Federal Reserve is likely to cut interest rates further Wednesday to shore up the sagging U.S. economy, and an increasing number of economists are predicting that the Fed again will cut rates by an aggressive half percentage point as it has on five previous occasions this year.
Stocks down despite expected rate cut
June 26, 2001
Blue chip stocks fell sharply Monday as investors’ increasing caution prevailed over optimism about a likely interest rate cut this week. The softness in big-name stocks, which also limited technology gains, reflected the market’s fragility and investors’ shaken confidence in light of recent corporate warnings and layoff announcements.
Bush seeking public’s praise
June 26, 2001
By Robert Reno Newsday If President Bush had ordered Paul O’Neill’s Treasury Department to send out Christmas cards to 91 million taxpayers at a cost in excess of $20 million, I don’t suppose anybody would find it a prudent use of taxpayer funds.
Group to protest Starbucks
June 26, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Starbucks’ java doesn’t jibe with the Organic Consumers Assn., which includes some Lawrence residents.
Police briefs
June 26, 2001
Husband charged after trying to hire hit-man Suspect in robbery arrested in Eudora Three arrests made at sobriety checkpoint
Teen job agencies struggle
June 26, 2001
By Joel Mathis Two agencies need help finding jobs for Lawrence teen-agers this summer.
WWII veteran finally given Purple Heart
June 26, 2001
Through a prolonged letter-writing campaign and the help of three Kansas lawmakers, a World War II veteran has finally received something he earned decades ago � the Purple Heart.
Pistons alter attire
June 26, 2001
The Detroit Pistons might no longer be the “Bad Boys” team that won two NBA championships a decade ago, but they are bringing back the old uniform colors. Red, white and blue are returning for the 2001-02 season on all team uniforms, practice attire, retail merchandise and the playing surface at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
John Stineman
June 26, 2001
Ingeborg Nelson
June 26, 2001
Charles Ratliff
June 26, 2001
Samantha Dally
June 26, 2001
National League Roundup: Cubs snap three-game skid
Gordon posts 12th save in Chicago’s 2-1 victory over Mets
June 26, 2001
Robert Machado says his most important job is behind the plate, calling the game. On Monday night, he came up big at the plate, too. Machado homered for the first time this year, topping Todd Zeile’s questionable solo shot as the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 2-1 and snapped a three-game losing streak. Machado went 2-for-4 and scored both of the Cubs runs.
Junior girls four-state golf tournament on tap today
June 26, 2001
Nebraska swiped the Four State Team Play Championship traveling trophy from the Kansas Women’s Golf Assn. team last year, and the Sunflower Staters want it back. “Our goal is to win,” Kansas University signee Lauren Phlegar said. “It’s mostly for fun, but the teams are competitive. We obviously want to get the trophy back, especially since it’s on our home course.”
Area briefs
June 26, 2001
Third suspect convicted in Perry home invasion City band to play old fashioned concert Cats take honors at show
Garcia silences critics
Golfer shows sweet swing, wins Buick Classic by three
June 26, 2001
Sergio Garcia says he takes criticism of his game personally because he sees it as a knock against his swing coach his father Victor. Talk that his father had to go has been powerful motivation during a five-week span in which Garcia has won his first two PGA Tour events.
Ronald Hollandsworth
June 26, 2001
County skimps on furniture
June 26, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Douglas County commissioners Monday agreed to only spend about a third of what departments had requested for new furniture at the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center.
On the record
June 26, 2001
It’s official: KU football lands TV gigs
June 26, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Big 12 Conference officials confirmed Monday that two of this fall’s Kansas University home football games will be televised. Both the UCLA game on Sept. 8 and the Wyoming game on Sept. 15 have been selected by Fox Sports Net for regional syndication and will have 11:30 a.m. kickoffs at Memorial Stadium.
Briefly
June 26, 2001
Wreck involving trash truck causes closure of U.S. 24 Drivers and passengers in three vehicles escaped injury Monday afternoon in an accident that closed U.S. Highway 24 near Perry for several hours. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that a Chevrolet Silverado pickup was eastbound on the highway when it stopped to make a left turn near mile post 387, a few miles from Perry. A trash truck following the pickup struck the rear end of the truck and then overturned in the ditch. A third vehicle that was westbound was struck by debris from the trash truck, but left the scene. The accident was at 3:50 p.m. All the drivers and passengers were treated and released at the scene. ________________ Environment: Fire ants may be eradicated Lawrence’s population of red imported fire ants may be gone. Friday, the Kansas Department of Agriculture placed several hundred peanut oil-soaked cards in the previously infested neighborhood in northwest Lawrence. State officials said the cards only attracted what was later determined as native ants near 24th Place and Inverness Drive. Secretary of Agriculture Jamie Clover Adams said the survey results mean the fire ant infestation is probably under control. However, she said the department will repeat the survey several times during the rest of the year to make sure. Earlier this summer, Ag officials spent several weeks identifying and individually treating fire ant mounds. They also used a bait that prevented the ants from being able to reproduce. ________________ Education: Reptiles to be on display at Clinton Lake program Live reptiles will be on display during a presentation about the snakes of Clinton Lake. The free program takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday at the outdoor amphitheater in Bloomington Park on the west end of the lake. The presenter will be Joe Collins from the Center for North American Herpetology. Collins is a member of the Kansas Herpetological Society and wrote “Amphibians and Reptiles in Kansas.” For more information: (785) 843-7665. ________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.219 a gallon at Citgo, 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.
American Indian activist shares pipe-making craft with students
June 26, 2001
By Dave Ranney Today, when strangers meet, they’ll often share cups of coffee. It’s part of our culture. But for thousands of years when American Indians met, they shared pipes of tobacco.
More names on Kansas AD wish list surface
June 26, 2001
Names continue to surface in Kansas University’s athletics director search. Sources say names on KU’s wish list now include Allen Bohl, Fresno State University’s AD since 1996, and Kathleen DeBoer, senior associate athletics director at Kentucky the past 17 years.
Pope visits symbol of Jewish suffering
June 26, 2001
Pope John Paul II offered a prayer for Holocaust victims Monday under a statue of twisted and tormented figures at Babi Yar, the ravine where the Nazis unleashed the mass-scale, systematic slaughter of Europe’s Jews during World War II.
Nation briefs
June 26, 2001
Ruling may release 1,600 sex offenders Cell phone limits while driving OK’d Mother expected to plead insanity Three agree to pleas in ‘69 race riot killing
Billions of dollars at stake in power talks
June 26, 2001
Efforts to settle claims from the California power crisis got under way Monday, as Western states accused power-generating companies of overcharging them by $15 billion in the past year.
World briefs
June 26, 2001
Bin Laden aide denies report Rebel renews death threats Riot police patrol streets Milosevic extradition sought
From prunes to lasers, food companies search for bacteria killers
June 26, 2001
Prunes can kill E. coli bacteria in ground beef. Cinnamon will do the same thing in juice. Salt helps destroy a pathogen that contaminates chicken.
Free-lance writers’ rights upheld
June 26, 2001
Ruling against big media companies in an information age dispute Monday, the Supreme Court said free-lance writers may control whether articles they sold for print in a regular newspaper or magazine may be reproduced in electronic form. The court ruled 7-2 that compilation in an electronic database is different from other kinds of archival or library storage of material that once appeared in print. That means that copyright laws require big media companies such as The New York Times to get free-lancers’ permission before posting their work online.
Bush’s faith-based initiative plays well among mayors
President promises to make some adjustments
June 26, 2001
President Bush and Republican supporters promised changes Monday to his plan to open government social-services programs to religious charities, hoping to nudge it through a tangle of critics in Congress. In his visit to a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Bush won a generally worded endorsement from the nation’s mayors and announced that civil rights heroine Rosa Parks also backs his “faith-based initiative.”
Latin TV star Cristina soaps up for NBC’s ‘Passions’
June 26, 2001
Talk show host Cristina Saralegui is joining NBC’s soap “Passions,” adding another Latino face in daytime.
AIDS epidemic warnings mark start of U.N. conference
June 26, 2001
One after another, African leaders at the United Nations’ first global gathering on HIV/AIDS made emotional pleas for help Monday in ending the devastation wrought by the epidemic. Nigeria’s president warned that entire populations face extinction. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, seeking $7 billion to $10 billion for a global AIDS fund, said AIDS spending “in the developing world needs to rise to roughly five times its present level.” The Americans pledged to provide more aid, but did not say how much.
Senators seek new medical guarantees
June 26, 2001
Five years after Congress put an end to “drive-through” deliveries of newborns, lawmakers are seeking new medical guarantees for patients. Among them: longer hospital stays for breast cancer patients, ready access to specialists and trips to the emergency room without advance approval from the insurance company.
Wetland history
June 26, 2001
Public duped about patients’ rights
June 26, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services When my car needs servicing, I call a mechanic. When I need help managing money, I contact a financial adviser. When I want medical expertise, I call a physician, not a politician. My doctor, who is no dummy (he has an M.D., a Ph.D. and decades of experience), thinks the politicians have duped people into believing that the so-called Patients’ Bill of Rights is a good deal. He thinks government intrusion into medicine has created many of the problems government wants to repair.
Great American Flag hits auction block
Proceeds from sale of seven-ton flag will benefit Kansas Cosmosphere
June 26, 2001
It is the ultimate American symbol.
Politician appointed to KPERS board
June 26, 2001
A former state senator with a background in banking has been named to the board that oversees the operations of the state pension system.
Spy chief returned to Peru
June 26, 2001
Vladimiro Montesinos, Peru’s feared intelligence chief who once worked closely with U.S. anti-drug agents and built an empire from graft, returned home Monday to face human rights and corruption charges after his capture in Venezuela with the help of the FBI.
Patients’ bill of rights calls for restraint
June 26, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The Senate debate over the patients’ bill of rights has become, in large part, a battle of anecdotes and a one-sided fight it is. Backers of the Kennedy-McCain-Edwards bill, the sweeping legislation President Bush has threatened to veto, come armed each day with stories about the youngster whose brain tumor was missed because an HMO denied his parents’ request for a specialist referral or the mother whose breast cancer was ignored until it was too late.
Walking tour protests KU encroachment into Oread
June 26, 2001
By Mindie Miller Preservationists Monday night infused some “living history” into a string of turn-of-the-century homes slated for destruction in the Oread Neighborhood.
Gasoline prices tumble
Lawrence average down 28 cents from May
June 26, 2001
Spelling some relief for consumers at the pump, gas prices have begun to fall after weeks of record highs. And more abundant petroleum supplies means further declines in gas prices are on the way, according to two experts. Nationwide, the average price of a gallon of gasoline, including all grades and taxes, has fallen to $1.63, down nearly 10 cents per gallon since June 8, according to the Lundberg Survey of 8,000 stations.
Confusion shrouds evidence
Mother of victim frustrated by agencies’ conflicting reports
June 26, 2001
By Mindie Miller Confusion surrounding the whereabouts of evidence in the case of slain Kansas University student Shannon Martin has left her mother distraught. Jeanette Stauffer, Topeka, heard Monday from the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica that hair samples she previously thought were tested at a forensics lab in San Jose, Costa Rica, had never left Golfito, the small, Pacific Coast town where her daughter was brutally slain May 13.
Tinsley’s value drops
Glut could hurt ex-Cyclone standout
June 26, 2001
Jamaal Tinsley was sitting in a diner in Los Angeles earlier this month when he was told that one of the NBA’s own draft experts projected him to fall to the No. 20 pick overall.
Caller upset about court
June 26, 2001
A man upset about his traffic case in Douglas County District Court took out his anger Friday by repeatedly calling the court clerk’s office, Lawrence Police said.
District to reward veteran employees
Schools’ longtime hires to get longevity bonus
June 26, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district will reward veteran classified employees with longevity bonuses this year ranging from $100 to $500. Fifteen percent of the district’s 1,000-person force of custodian, maintenance, food service, secretarial and paraprofessional staff is eligible for the payouts in the new program.
s veteran staff to receive bonuses
June 26, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The Lawrence school district will reward veteran classified employees with longevity bonuses this year ranging from $100 to $500.
La Familia grows ––— Restaurant expands amid competition
June 26, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Jenny Reyes-Hepner is praying that the fifth time’s a charm.
American Indian activist shares pipe-making tradition
June 26, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Today, when strangers meet, they’ll often share cups of coffee. It’s part of our culture.
Korean War remembered in Lecompton exhibit
June 26, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com At 21, Lawrence resident Dareld Albright celebrated Thanksgiving while the Korean War raged.
Teen job agencies struggle
June 26, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Two agencies need help finding jobs for Lawrence teen-agers this summer.
KWGA team event begins today
June 26, 2001
J-W Staff Report Nebraska swiped the Four State Team Play Championship traveling trophy from the Kansas Women’s Golf Assn. team last year, and the Sunflower Staters want it back.
Names abound in KU AD search
June 26, 2001
J-W Staff Report Names continue to surface in Kansas University’s athletics director search.
Group to protest Starbucks
June 26, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com Starbucks’ java doesn’t jibe with the Organic Consumers Assn., which includes some Lawrence residents.
County short on furniture
June 26, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Douglas County commissioners Monday agreed to only spend about a third of what departments had requested for new furniture at the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center.
s close
June 26, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.25; milo, $1.55; corn, $1.55. North Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.25; milo, $1.55; corn, $1.55. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.62; soybeans, $4.xx; milo, $1.60; corn, $1.58. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.62; soybeans, $4.25; milo, $1.60; corn, $1.58. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.59; soybeans, $4.25; milo, $1.55; corn, $1.55.
Blotter
June 26, 2001
Law enforcement report Police reports
Tuesday datebook
June 26, 2001
TODAY 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.: Storytime for 2-year-olds and an accompanying adult, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833. Registration required. Also 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Jacqueline Townsend obituary
June 26, 2001
Jacqueline Townsend Leavenworth — Graveside services for Jacqueline Joyce Townsend, 70, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Leavenworth National Cemetery.
MUST - National HIV testing day
June 26, 2001
HIV testing encouraged for at-risk individuals
Memorial Stadium to have The Zone
June 26, 2001
KANSAS FOOTBALL Stadium home to ‘Zone’
Breakout with summer jobs
June 26, 2001
Jobs for teens To help agencies find summer jobs for teen-agers, call:
Forum participants want open space close to neighborhoods
June 26, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Open space should be close to Lawrence’s neighborhoods. And it should be paid for by developers.
Caller upset about court
June 26, 2001
A man upset about his traffic case in Douglas County District Court took out his anger Friday by repeatedly calling the court clerk’s office, Lawrence Police said. The calls were made between 10:30 a.m. and 12:20 p.m., according to the police report.
Kansas 2001 football schedule (6-25)
June 26, 2001
Kansas Schedule Sept. 1 — Southwest Missouri State, 6 p.m.
(breakout box) Salty Iguana
June 26, 2001
The Salty Iguana A family-style Mexican restaurant is staking a big claim in northwest Lawrence.
Daily ticker
June 26, 2001
GE deal undergoes EU panel review
Pact for Honeywell expected to be rejected
June 26, 2001
Antitrust officials from the 15 European Union nations Monday took up the draft decision of merger regulators on General Electric Co.’s proposed $41 billion purchase of Honeywell International Inc., a deal widely expected to be rejected formally next week. The advisory committee, comprising representatives from national competition agencies, reviews conclusions made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, on big merger deals and makes recommendations.
Turning back on Battier big mistake
Clippers should, but won’t, take Duke standout over unknown high school players
June 26, 2001
Say bye-bye to Battier. And hello to Tyson or Kwame. A Clippers team already young enough to pass for your neighborhood CIF championship club is about to get younger. Maybe a lot younger.
Manning to become free agent
Ex-Jayhawk likes Utah, but, ‘not at that salary’
June 26, 2001
By Gary Bedore Utah Jazz forward Danny Manning has decided to file for free agency. “I like it there, but not at that salary,” Manning, a 35-year-old former Kansas University All-American, said Monday in announcing his decision to opt out of the final year of his two-year Jazz contract.
Paddington bears up through the years
June 26, 2001
Crikey, it’s double marmalade sandwiches all round.
City rec standings
June 26, 2001
Softball Coed Sunday One: Pepsi Challengers 7-3, Sweet&Sour 7-4, Sports Dome Dougouts 6-3, Cream Team 5-3, Hitters 4-3, Who Cares 4-5, Therapy Works 3-6, St. John 0-9.
June 26, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Utah Jazz forward Danny Manning has decided to file for free agency.
Breakout lig
June 26, 2001
Next forum The topic at the next “Lawrence Is Growing” public forum, at 7 p.m. July 9, will be planning and Horizon 2020. The event’s location will be announced later.
Oread residents protest destruction of KU-owned houses
June 26, 2001
mmiller@ljworld.com Preservationists Monday night infused some “living history” into a string of turn-of-the-century homes slated for destruction in the Oread Neighborhood.
John Stineman obituary
June 26, 2001
John Stineman Private graveside services for John David Lytle “Jack” Stineman, 4, rural Lawrence, are planned. A public memorial service is pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Dump truck overturns
June 26, 2001
Dump truck overturns, injures 26-year-old driver
bill of rights calls for restraint
June 26, 2001
The Senate debate over the patients’ bill of rights has become, in large part, a battle of anecdotes — and a one-sided fight it is. Backers of the Kennedy-McCain-Edwards bill, the sweeping legislation President Bush has threatened to veto, come armed each day with stories about the youngster whose brain tumor was missed because an HMO denied his parents’ request for a specialist referral or the mother whose breast cancer was ignored until it was too late. Those who support the Bush-endorsed Frist-Breaux-Jeffords alternative can reply only with letters from small-business owners who say the fear of being targeted by lawsuits if the other bill becomes law would force them reluctantly to stop offering their employees any health insurance.
County commission briefs
June 26, 2001
County to submit names for preservation group
Jun26-40
June 26, 2001
Addition of two thrilling jumping events were added to the card of the Lawrence Horse Show and there was to be another appearance by the popular Lemon Drop Kid of harness fame. The first nuclear reaction in Kansas became “critical” and launched a new era in student faculty training and research at Kansas University. The loading of the uranium at the site on 15th Street near Allen Fieldhouse had gone smoothly and there were no concerns, officials said.
Jun26-25
June 26, 2001
Record cool temperatures and wind-whipped thunderstorms hit the Lawrence area but no serious damage occurred. The rainfall measured .70 of an inch, the daytime high was only 67 and the nighttime lows ran around 50. Lawrence Memorial Hospital was having financial problems because of non-payment of bills by too many patients.
Big 12 confirms Kansas TV dates
June 26, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Big 12 Conference officials confirmed Monday that two of this fall’s Kansas University home football games will be televised.
s love of outdoors recalled
June 26, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com The last time Nelson Krueger saw his 4-year-old grandson alive was Thursday night.
Births
June 26, 2001
* Paul and Shawna Gisl, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday. * Dan and Heidi Simon, Eudora, a boy, Sunday.
Tuckwin leaving Haskell post
June 26, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Jerry Tuckwin ran the gamut at Haskell.
WNBA Roundup: Miracle snap Liberty streak
Orlando denies New York eighth straight win, 67-54
June 26, 2001
The New York Liberty lacked the energy to win a franchise-best eighth straight game. The Orlando Miracle beat the tired Liberty 67-54 Monday night, extending their winning streak to three games.
American League Roundup: Martinez sparks Yanks
Pinch-hit homer boosts New York past Indians
June 26, 2001
Tino Martinez doesn’t want to get used to a pinch-hitting role although the New York Yankees are glad he felt comfortable doing it Monday night. Martinez hit the first pinch-hit homer of his career, a two-run shot in the seventh inning that lifted New York to an 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians.
Hingis ousted from Wimbledon
Spaniard Ruano Pascual sends top seed packing
June 26, 2001
Because of her turbulent love life, rifts with mom and a 2 1/2-year Grand Slam slump, Martina Hingis carried a lot of baggage into Wimbledon. No wonder her back hurt. The top-ranked Hingis blamed previously undisclosed tendinitis in her lower back for Monday’s listless 6-4, 6-2 loss to Virginia Ruano Pascual. But the real explanation may be more complicated.
Ripken’s baseball legacy ironclad
June 26, 2001
On a sticky, humid afternoon at Camden Yards last week, optional batting practice seemed like a very bad idea. Cal Ripken Jr. was one of a handful of Baltimore Orioles to choose the batting cage over chillin’ in the clubhouse, and now, after everyone else had come and gone, Ripken worked feverishly to get in a few more hacks.
SOUNDOFF - Rex Stout in Eudora?
June 26, 2001
My late mother spoke about Rex Stout, who wrote the Who Dun It series. She said he lived in Eudora or close to Eudora. Could you verify exactly where he lived in Douglas County? Soundoff didn’t have much luck coming up with an exact address, but Stout’s family did, in fact, move to this area in the late 1880s.
Korean war breakout
June 26, 2001
Calling all Korean War vets
Cyclones thrill Brooklyn fans
June 26, 2001
The borough that never got over losing the Dodgers celebrated the return of professional baseball to Brooklyn on Monday with the home opener of the Cyclones. Brooklyn, used to having its heart broken, cheered as the Cyclones rallied for a 3-2 win in 10 innings on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Michael Jacobs.
Army’s gate plan stuns townsfolk
Fort Riley to close its entrance from busy Junction City street
June 26, 2001
Stunned by the Army’s plan to close off a busy city street where it enters Fort Riley, angry business owners and public officials asked Monday for reconsideration.
Horoscopes
June 26, 2001
Relatives cherish memories of accident victim
Family wants to thank unknown Good Samaritan
June 26, 2001
By Mike Belt The last time Nelson Krueger saw his 4-year-old grandson alive was Thursday night. Jack Stineman was playing tee-ball at the Sport 2 Sport complex, 5200 Clinton Parkway.
Need for open space highlighted at forum
Economic benefits of green areas espoused
June 26, 2001
By Joel Mathis Open space should be close to Lawrence’s neighborhoods. And it should be paid for by developers. Those concepts drew wide support from the more than two dozen people who attended a forum on open space Monday night at the Lawrence Visitor Information Center at the Union Pacific Depot in North Lawrence.
conflicting reports
June 26, 2001
mmiller@ljworld.com Confusion surrounding the whereabouts of evidence in the case of slain Kansas University student Shannon Martin has left her mother distraught.
Tuesday Best Bets
June 26, 2001
REX HOBART AND THE MISERY BOYS perform tonight at Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
s close
June 26, 2001
Dow Industrials —100.37, 10,504.22
6-26 Should the NBA have a minimum age limit?
June 26, 2001
Should the NBA have a minimum age limit? Keith Long,
People
June 26, 2001
The fourth tenor? Irish eyes are smiling Rock’s odd couple Beaming with pride
Korean War detailed in Lecompton exhibit
June 26, 2001
By Joy Ludwig At 21, Lawrence resident Dareld Albright celebrated Thanksgiving while the Korean War raged.
Business briefcase for Tuesday
June 26, 2001
Barrick Gold acquisition to create gold-making giant
The last column maybe
June 26, 2001
By Bill Thompson Fort Worth Star-Telegram I figured that the last column would be easy that I’d set it up with a quote from the late great Richard Nixon: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.”
Grand Slam ‘special’ for Webb
Golfer becomes youngest woman to achieve career milestone with Sunday’s win
June 26, 2001
Karrie Webb peeled off her wraparound shades and revealed more emotion than she had shown in any of her other major championship victories. The tears streaming down her face were unstoppable. The occasion was indeed historic.
County commission briefs
June 26, 2001
County to submit names for preservation group Weight limit for heavy trucks set on township roads Bishop Seabury expansion approved Township granted funding advance
Director returns to the ‘hood
John Singleton’s ‘Baby Boy’ examines growing pains of L.A. youths
June 26, 2001
John Singleton’s new movie, “Baby Boy,” offers the disturbing proposition that a boy cannot become a man without first being involved in a murder.
More bad news
June 26, 2001
J-W Editorials News about the state’s privatized foster care and adoption system just doesn’t seem to get any better. It shouldn’t have happened. Officials can argue about why it happened or who was at fault, but a bankruptcy declaration by one of the state’s foster care contractors just shouldn’t have happened.
Friends and neighbors
June 26, 2001
MUST Cat show honors frisky felines
June 26, 2001
Cats take honors Spectators at the Kansas City Midwest Cat Club show announced Sunday which kittens made them smitten.
100 Years
June 26, 2001
On June 26, 1901, the Lawrence Journal noted: “New York city has a scheme for helping Kansas. It is proposed to take up a collection, and send the proceeds to us. But the collection this time is to consist of men and women to help us with the chores, and then to stand guard over the money we get for our wheat and hog and corn and cattle crops. New York think she can spare about 5,000, but it may as well be understood right now, that if they hope to be allowed to stay when they get here that they must bring mighty good certificates of character with them. The mere fact that they live in New York will throw the burden of proof on them to show that they are well behaved.”
Briefcase
June 26, 2001
Barrick Gold acquisition to create gold-making giant Sales of existing homes rise IBM announces creation of world’s fastest transistor USG cites lawsuits for filing
More bad news
June 26, 2001
News about the state’s privatized foster care and adoption system just doesn’t seem to get any better. It shouldn’t have happened. Officials can argue about why it happened or who was at fault, but a bankruptcy declaration by one of the state’s foster care contractors just shouldn’t have happened.