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Eric Chenowith is a Knick; Kenny Gregory passed over
High school senior taken first
June 27, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 10:46 p.m.) The New York Knicks have selected former Kansas Jayhawk Eric Chenowith as the 43rd pick in the NBA draft. Kenny Gregory was still on the table as the second round expired.
Dole in recovery after procedure to treat aneurysm
June 27, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 10:04 p.m.) Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential candidate, had an experimental device inserted into his main blood vessel on Wednesday to treat an aneurysm.
Proud moment
June 27, 2001
Local briefs
June 27, 2001
USA Basketball releases slate
City Commission briefs
June 27, 2001
Subdivision approved in North Lawrence Ordinance would change tree-planting duties Airport bid approved
City commission briefs
June 27, 2001
Subdivision approved in North Lawrence
6Sports report: The title IX rule
June 27, 2001
James Sido reports on the Title IX rule that allows women to play college sports.
Friends and neighbors
June 27, 2001
With a little help from my friend
June 27, 2001
Shelby Marquette, 6, left, gets a little perturbed with her friend Joseph Liggett, 3, as he runs the controls at a South Park water fountain. Every time Marquette went to sip a drink of water Liggett released the control. The two friends, both from Ottawa, stopped Tuesday at the park with Liggett’s mother.
Williams opens title defense with victory
Venus takes 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Japan’s Asagoe in opening round
June 27, 2001
Venus Williams punctuated her triumphant return to Wimbledon with a grin, a wave and a merry pirouette. Centre Court has seen more jubilant displays, most recently when Williams won last year’s title. Her 6-2, 6-3 victory over Shinobu Asagoe in the opening round Tuesday inspired only a brief celebration, but it’s clear Williams is delighted to be back at the All England Club.
National League Roundup: Braves closing in on Phillies
Atlanta claims fifth consecutive victory, 4-1 in 11 innings
June 27, 2001
The Atlanta Braves are nearly back on top in the NL East. They’ve rallied using a very familiar formula strong pitching. John Burkett worked eight innings, and the bullpen finished off the first-place Philadelphia with three scoreless frames as the Braves won their fifth straight game, beating the Phillies, 4-1, Tuesday night.
American League Roundup: Indians subdue Yankees
Rocker shuts down New York in ninth
June 27, 2001
New uniform, same old John Rocker. In his first game in New York with his new team, Rocker pitched a perfect ninth inning, gained a save, then cursed at reporters after Cleveland rallied to beat the Yankees, 5-3, Tuesday night.
Parents challenge materials used in district classrooms
Video documentary, book come under fire for portrayals of devil and witches
June 27, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Two parents have challenged teaching materials one portraying a devil, the other witches used in Lawrence public schools. Deerfield School parent Cheryl Swanson said she was troubled “Nature Jungle,” an award-winning video documentary, was shown to her second-grade son, August, during a summer school program.
Crime Stoppers leads police to last McGautha
June 27, 2001
By Mike Belt A call to the Crime Stoppers hot line led to the arrest Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo., of a fugitive wanted in an attempted-murder case in Lawrence, Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp said.
KU works through center delays
Additional fund raising ‘not a problem any longer,’ hiring process nearly complete
June 27, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The Robert J. Dole Institute for Public Service and Public Policy on the Kansas University campus was supposed to be up and running by this fall. Now KU officials are hoping that by this fall they will break ground on the building and have a director hired.
Gormenghast’ a gothic feast
June 27, 2001
Peculiar characters, stunning special effects and photography and an old-fashioned tale of cunning and ambition make “Gormenghast” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) a memorable television event.
Drug overdose felled Yasen
June 27, 2001
Former NCAA heptathlon champion and WNBA player Corissa Yasen died earlier this year from a self-induced drug overdose, the Kootenai County coroner concluded. The 27-year-old Yasen, a pharmacist, was found to have ingested a combination of prescription drugs that included muscle relaxers, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs and narcotic pain relievers.
Sparks overcome Detroit, 98-89
KU’s Dixon scores 19 in victory
June 27, 2001
Lisa Leslie scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Tuesday night, leading the Los Angeles Sparks past the Detroit Shock 98-89 in overtime. Los Angeles snapped a three-game losing streak and extended Detroit’s losing skid to four. The Shock are 1-5 at home.
NBA Draft: Wizards decide on Brown
High school pivot to be tapped first tonight
June 27, 2001
The Washington Wizards will use the first pick in tonight’s NBA draft on Georgia high school center Kwame Brown, a source close to the situation said Tuesday night. Brown would be the first high school player ever selected No. 1.
World Brief
June 27, 2001
United Nations: U.S. increases AIDS pledge
Retired Army Reserve colonel convicted of Cold War espionage
June 27, 2001
A retired Army man was found guilty Tuesday of selling Cold War military secrets to Moscow over two decades, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. officer to be convicted of espionage.
Block me if you can
June 27, 2001
Nathan Hickey, 13, left, attempts to get by Ryan Murphy, 12, during a blocking drill at the Lawrence Youth Football Camp. About 150 youths, in grades three through nine, are participating in the camp, which began Tuesday and runs through Thursday.
Conservative wins primary, may alter GOP course in N.J.
June 27, 2001
A conservative mayor won the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, easily defeating a moderate former congressman in a race with the ideological direction of New Jersey’s GOP on the line.
Kansas stars win
June 27, 2001
Kansas’ Class 6A all star team defeated the Class 5A stars, 3-2, on Wednesday. Kristin Bock had an assist, while Lauren Wilkinson played sweeper for the winners.
USA Basketball releases slate
June 27, 2001
Nick Collison and the rest of the USA’s World Championship for Young Men Qualifying team will train July 22-26 in Dallas, USA Basketball announced Tuesday. Collison, Kansas’ junior forward from Iowa Falls, Iowa, will play in two exhibition games against a pair of international teams in Dallas then head to training camp July 27-30 in Oakland, Calif.
Raiders rally to 8-5 win
June 27, 2001
By Levi Chronister Lawrence’s Raiders are getting good at this comeback thing. After a come-from-behind victory Sunday in the fifth-place game of the Al Ice Memorial Woodbat Classic, the 18-and-under American Legion baseball team rallied from a 5-1 deficit to defeat Topeka Post 400, 8-5, Tuesday at Free State.
Kansas team takes Day One lead
Lawrence’s Phlegar dismayed at approach shots in first-round 81
June 27, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University signee Lauren Phlegar was less than impressed following her first round of the junior girls Four State Team Play Championship on Tuesday morning at Alvamar. “Overall it was OK. My short game wasn’t that good,” Phlegar said. “It was kind of reversed because usually I can’t hit off the tee. Today I could hit off the tee fine, but then my approach shots weren’t very good.”
City, Saints remain at odds
New Orleans could lose football team to Mississippi
June 27, 2001
Talks to keep the Saints in New Orleans broke off Tuesday, and the state’s chief negotiator said the team’s owner was trying to force up the price to potential buyers while threatening a move to Mississippi.
Short & Sweet: ‘Jayni’ enjoys the salad days
June 27, 2001
If you can’t stand the heat, watch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Cool Salad Meals for a Hot Fourth of July.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare several cool treats, including the recipe below.
State briefs
June 27, 2001
Farmer killed in accident Travel center to close Salina names fire chief
Vegetarian beans fit for Fourth feast
June 27, 2001
Vegetarians may wish to keep in mind that baked beans are one of those American classics that could have a deserved, and tasty, place in a Fourth of July menu. It needn’t be the version with white beans and traditional seasoning.
Harvesters scramble for work
June 27, 2001
With an anticipated 1 million acres of wheat abandoned in Kansas, custom cutters are scrambling to find work as the harvest moves into full swing in northern Kansas. Harvesters are sitting idle at the state harvest office in Colby or driving the country trying to find someone that needs their wheat cut, said Roger Hale, the harvest coordinator for the area.
Former toxicologist arrested in husband’s suspicious death
June 27, 2001
When Gregory Devillers was found dead in his bed, rose petals scattered around him, investigators at first thought it was a suicide. But not for long. “The sheer nature of the death was suspicious,” said police Lt. Ray Sigwalt. “There was no note. Rose petals were sprinkled on his body in bed. Most men don’t do those sort of things.”
Ozawkie pilot killed in crash
June 27, 2001
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board began combing through the wreckage Tuesday of a private plane they believe crashed shortly after becoming airborne this weekend.
Kansas may lose B-1 bomber squadron
June 27, 2001
The Secretary of Defense plans to ask Congress to cut its B-1 bombers by one-third, eliminating the planes entirely from Kansas and Georgia, the Adjutant General announced Tuesday. Members of the 184th Bomb Wing, Kansas Air National Guard, were told of the decision Tuesday afternoon at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita.
Business Profile: Schendel consultant eliminates pests, solves problems
June 27, 2001
Jacqueline Townsend
June 27, 2001
Everett ‘Andy’ Anderson
June 27, 2001
SRS cites improvements in internal review’s findings
Foster-care, adoption services progressing, secretary says
June 27, 2001
By Dave Ranney An internal review of the state’s privatized foster-care and adoption programs shows both getting better but with ample room for improvement. At a news conference Tuesday, state SRS Secretary Janet Schalansky welcomed the findings, saying the good news from the study, mandated by the federal government, outweighs the bad.
Lookout convicted in slaying
Jury finds defendant guilty of second-degree murder in death of Amy Watkins
June 27, 2001
A Brooklyn man charged with acting as a lookout in the fatal stabbing of aspiring social worker Amy Watkins was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder. Felix Rodriguez, 21, was found guilty by a jury for his role in the March 8, 1999, killing of Watkins, a Kansas native who moved to New York to pursue her master’s degree in social work.
On the record
June 27, 2001
Bunker’ friends recall: Those were the days
June 27, 2001
Celebrities and entertainers said farewell Tuesday to Carroll O’Connor, the gruff actor who satirized prejudice as the buffoonish bigot on “All in the Family.” Among the nearly 1,000 people at his funeral were comedian Carl Reiner and his son, actor-director Rob Reiner, who played the liberal son-in-law famously dubbed “Meathead” by Archie Bunker, O’Connor’s character on the popular sitcom.
Survivor III’ location revealed
Contestants will live like African bushmen on Kenya reserve
June 27, 2001
The park ranger turns tourists away at a roadblock, a front loader pours gravel into a dump truck and a generator whirs in the distance. All are giveaways that this reserve where the movie “Born Free” was filmed a generation ago is being readied for the third edition of CBS’ blockbuster series, “Survivor.”
2000 Census redefines ‘Home on the Range’
Data show same-sex households in every Kansas county
June 27, 2001
The number of same-sex partner households in Kansas showed a fivefold increase in the past decade, with such living arrangements found in all 105 counties. Many feel the numbers don’t reflect more gay men and lesbians in Kansas, but more same-sex partners acknowledging their living arrangements in the 2000 Census Bureau questionnaire.
Bourque retires after 22 years
June 27, 2001
For 22 seasons, Ray Bourque performed like few others on the ice. On Tuesday, he showed he knew how to make a grand exit, too. Bourque announced his retirement 17 days after hoisting the Stanley Cup with tears streaming down his face. Bourque’s pursuit of the elusive cup made him a sentimental favorite in this year’s playoffs.
Williams to attend summit
June 27, 2001
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Roy Williams will be among the participants in a men’s basketball summit on Aug. 27-29 in Kansas City, Mo. The objective of the invitation-only event will be to deal with specific challenges in men’s and boys basketball and develop standards and implementation strategies to advance the principles of pursuing victory with honor.
NBA Draft: Gregory, Chenowith to sit tight tonight
June 27, 2001
By Gary Bedore Eric Chenowith says he’ll watch the 2001 NBA Draft alone tonight at his parents’ house in Orange, Calif. “I won’t have a party or anything. I probably will watch it by myself (on television) in the bedroom. I don’t want to see any facial reactions of my parents or sister,” says Chenowith, a 7-foot-1 former Kansas University center.
AD search conducted in secrecy
June 27, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Somewhere on the Kansas University campus today, 15 or so people will meet and discuss candidates for the KU athletics director vacancy. At least I think a meeting is scheduled. The chancellor’s advisory committee is operating under such a shroud of secrecy that no one will even confirm a meeting will take place.
Draft appalls Pollard
Ex-Jayhawk says high-schoolers should wait
June 27, 2001
By Gary Bedore Five or six high-schoolers figure to be selected tonight in the first round of the NBA Draft. “Personally I think it’s terrible,” says former Kansas University forward Scot Pollard, who just completed his fourth season in the NBA third with the Sacramento Kings.
For now, we all have AIDS
June 27, 2001
By Donald M. Berwick Special to The Washington Post In many occupied nations during World War II, the Nazis ordered Jews to wear a yellow star, as prelude to their destruction. But not in Denmark. According to legend, the Danish king, Christian X, threatened that, if Danish Jews were to wear the star, he would, too.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
June 27, 2001
Natural wetlands
June 27, 2001
Win-win situation
June 27, 2001
National security issues bubble forth
June 27, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe The defense secretary arrives at work in the dark and doesn’t leave the office until it’s dark again. He is rethinking national security questions top to bottom. He has control of the biggest bureaucracy, biggest military and biggest headache in the nation.
Mayne flexes muscle in return to Royals - Royals 12, Tigers 5
June 27, 2001
Brent Mayne, a stranger in the ballpark he called home for six years, didn’t waste any time reintroducing himself. Mayne went 3-for-4 and tied a career high with four RBIs in his return to Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 12-5.
Israeli holds firm on peace condition
Prime Minister Sharon says little can be done until violence ends
June 27, 2001
President Bush pressed Ariel Sharon on Tuesday to move forward on a U.S.-backed Middle East peace plan, but the Israeli prime minister said violence must end first. “One should not compromise with terror,” Sharon said.
Crime Stoppers leads police to second McGautha brother
June 27, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A call to the Crime Stoppers hotline led to the arrest Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo., of a fugitive wanted in an attempted-murder case in Lawrence, Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp said.
UNIVERSITY EXPANSION Dole center delayed ––— New facility set back by funds, hiring process
June 27, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com The Robert J. Dole Institute for Public Service and Public Policy on the Kansas University campus was supposed to be up and running by this fall.
6-27 Do you think cell phones should be banned from people who
June 27, 2001
Do you think cell phones should be banned from people who are driving?
BUSINESS PROFILE Schendel consultant eliminates pests, solves problems
June 27, 2001
J-W Staff Reports MORE: www.schendelpest.com
6-27 Lucky Pup sidebar
June 27, 2001
J-W Staff Reports www.cooksgarden.com
6-27 Jayni brief
June 27, 2001
‘Jayni’ enjoys the salad days MORE: www.sunflower.com/jayni.shtml
media
June 27, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Two parents — one a Wiccan, the other Christian — have challenged teaching materials used in Lawrence public schools.
Hogan added to KU AD candidate list
June 27, 2001
J-W Staff Report Add the name of Wayne Hogan to the growing list of potential Kansas University athletics directors.
County commission precede
June 27, 2001
Hobbs Park project requests additional funds
s close
June 27, 2001
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.60; corn, $1.55; milo, $1.55; soybeans, $4.31. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.58; milo, $1.60; soybeans, $4.35. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.58; milo, $1.60; soybeans, $4.31. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.55; milo, $1.55; soybeans, $4.31. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.55; milo, $1.55; soybeans, $4.39.
Jun27-40
June 27, 2001
Salary boost and new teachers were to increase the 1961-62 Lawrence school district budget to $2,175,537. That was 13.6 percent above the current budget figure of $1,915,046.88. Construction at the approximately 700-acre Douglas County State Park-Lake was due to start soon, according to the state fish and game commission. The lake was to be about 11 miles southeast of Lawrence, between Vinland and Baldwin.
Proud moment
June 27, 2001
To the editor: On May 7, we had the honor of seeing our son recognized as a Jayhawk Scholar. As the proud parents of a KU swimmer, this was a bittersweet moment — sweet for the moment, but bitter because it cannot happen again for our son and the 1,200-plus young male swimmers and divers in Kansas who aspire to represent KU. In an effort to balance the budget of the KU Athletic Corp., Chancellor Hemenway and Athletic Director Bob Frederick deleted men’s swimming and diving and tennis from programs funded by KU. Approximately 500 Jayhawk Scholars were honored at the Lied Center on May 7. Of those 500 scholars, five represented an athletic program where revenue generated exceeded the cost of the program.
National security issues bubble forth
June 27, 2001
The defense secretary arrives at work in the dark and doesn’t leave the office until it’s dark again. He is rethinking national security questions top to bottom. He has control of the biggest bureaucracy, biggest military and biggest headache in the nation. That’s why, of all the president’s men and women, only one is a phenomenon and a curiosity: Donald H. Rumsfeld. Part of it is his experience: Rumsfeld was defense chief a quarter-century ago, when Russian President Vladimir Putin was just getting out of the State University in Leningrad. Part of it is his temperament: Even as a young House member, Rumsfeld was known for his energy. Part of it is his area: No place else in Washington are so many questions open, so many decisions pending, so many lives at stake.
Wednesday Best Bets
June 27, 2001
SMOG PERFORMS tonight at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. TODAY
Blotter
June 27, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Wednesday datebook
June 27, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.-noon: Health screening for people 60 and older, Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. Fee charged.
Mildred Marshall obituary
June 27, 2001
Mildred Marshall Bonner Springs — Graveside services for Mildred Irene Marshall, 87, Tonganoxie, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Cemetery, Bonner Springs.
Nation Briefs
June 27, 2001
New York: Sweepstakes case settled Washington, D.C.: House blocks NAFTA traffic
Jun27-25
June 27, 2001
It appeared fairly certain that former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter had enough committed delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination later in the summer. A state legislative panel was studying crime and safety controls at Kansas public lakes and was attempting to find how to finance better protection at places such as Perry and Clinton lakes.
s findings as progress –- Foster-care, adoption services improving, SRS secretary says
June 27, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Topeka — An internal review of the state’s privatized foster-care and adoption programs shows both getting better but with ample room for improvement.
Mary Bowers obituary
June 27, 2001
Mary Bowers Services for Mary L. Bowers, 84, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Hot tomatoes
June 27, 2001
Couple’s heirloom produce grown to be savored
Gregory, Chenowith to sit tight tonight
June 27, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Eric Chenowith says he’ll watch the 2001 NBA Draft alone tonight at his parents’ house in Orange, Calif.
Wednesday Woodling column
June 27, 2001
Somewhere on the Kansas University campus today, 15 or so people will meet and discuss candidates for the KU athletics director vacancy. At least I think a meeting is scheduled.
s close
June 27, 2001
Dow Industrials —31. 74, 10,472.48
6-27 Krumm column
June 27, 2001
How many vegetables should we eat every day? Nutrition experts recommend eating three to five servings of vegetables a day.
Soundoff on bike stands
June 27, 2001
I rode my bike to the new Indoor Aquatic Center, and there was no bike stand. What are the requirements for operations like this to have bike stands? Fred DeVictor, the city’s director of Parks and Recreation, said: “A bike rack has been placed near the entrance of the Indoor Aquatic Center to accommodate bicyclists using that facility.”
6Sports report: Raiders take on the Topeka Post 400
June 27, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the game between the Lawrence Raiders and the Topeka Post 400.
6Sports report: Scot Pollard at KU’s basketball camp
June 27, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the continuing KU basketball camp. Scot Pollard comments.
Bill may raise fuel economy for SUVs
June 27, 2001
The House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday that could open the door to higher fuel-economy standards for gas-gulping sport utility vehicles. For the first time since Republicans took control of Congress in 1995, the annual transportation funding bill does not contain a provision prohibiting regulators from raising the miles-per-gallon rules for the popular SUVs.
Commission proposes college reform
Knight group believes schools should graduate at least half the athletes who play in each sport
June 27, 2001
Colleges with low athlete graduation rates should be banned from postseason play, a commission said Tuesday in chiding universities for an emphasis on winning. Player uniforms also would be stripped of corporate logos and a new coalition created to promote tougher academic standards under the plan by the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
When it comes to garden sitters, pick wisely
June 27, 2001
By now area vegetable gardeners are starting to see the rewards of the hard work they’ve put in over the past couple of months. The first tomatoes have ripened; I’ve picked a bell pepper and a zucchini. Within the next couple of weeks foraging the garden will be a daily ritual.
Hot tomatoes
Couple try their luck with organic produce business
June 27, 2001
By Jim Baker Few dogs have a farm named after them. But Etta, a mixed-breed shepherd dog owned by Kerri Conan and Sean Santoro, is one of the lucky ones. Inspired by Etta, the couple named their three-acre Leavenworth County spread Lucky Pup Farm.
Court rules against ticketing tribal tags
License plates from tribes may now be recognized as legal in Kansas
June 27, 2001
A federal appeals court has upheld a decision preventing Kansas authorities from ticketing Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe members for having tribal license plates instead of ones from the state.
Business Briefcase
June 27, 2001
Leadership: Bear Stearns & Cos. announce new chairman Media: Morris Communications to sell four newspapers American Airlines: Feds seek to revive antitrust case Earnings: Kroger meets expectations
Signs of rebound?
Consumer confidence, new-home sales, durable-goods orders all rise in May
June 27, 2001
Poking through dark economic clouds, a trio of reports Tuesday provided some sunshine: Consumer confidence climbed to the highest level of the year, demand for big-ticket goods jumped and new-home sales climbed higher.
HINU students re-enact murder for TV
June 27, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Pete King said he hopes playing the part of a gambler will help solve a 3 1/2-year-old murder mystery. King was one of four students from Haskell Indian Nations University’s Thunderbird Theater who filmed a segment for the TV show “Unsolved Mysteries” June 15, 16 and 17.
Gulf of Mexico an oasis for giant whales
June 27, 2001
To the surprise of marine biologists, a significant number of endangered sperm whales appear to be making a permanent home in the Gulf of Mexico near the dangerously busy mouth of the Mississippi River.
State regulators review Western restructuring plan
June 27, 2001
An attorney for large customers of Western Resources Inc. questioned on Tuesday whether the company did a thorough job of reviewing all options before settling on a reorganization plan.
KCC considers altering telephone-service rates
June 27, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Notices are being mailed to alert people that state officials are considering an increase in local telephone rates and a reduction of rates for long-distance calls within Kansas. Whether your monthly telephone bill would be higher or lower under the proposal would depend on your calling habits.
Mary Bowers
June 27, 2001
Dangerous distraction
June 27, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Cell phones can be a fatal distraction to drivers, but they aren’t the only problem A ban on motorists talking on hand-held cell phones has passed the New York legislature and is headed for the governor’s desk along with a fair amount of controversy.
6-27 Gwyn
June 27, 2001
By now area vegetable gardeners are starting to see the rewards of the hard work they’ve put in over the past couple of months. The first tomatoes have ripened; I’ve picked a bell pepper and a zucchini. Within the next couple of weeks foraging the garden will be a daily ritual. As usual, the first tomato plants to give us ripe fruit are the Early Girls. People who take pride in having ripe tomatoes by the Fourth of July generally have a couple of Early Girls in their gardens. They set fruit quickly — in fact, when you buy Early Girl transplants from a greenhouse in early May, it’s not unusual to see tiny fruit already set on 10-inch plants.
(breakout box) Coming Sunday
June 27, 2001
Coming Sunday Turn to the Business section of Sunday’s Journal-World for comprehensive tables charting the performance of stocks and mutual funds during the second quarter.
Bus transfer station moves across the street
June 27, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com The bus transfer station at Ninth and Massachusetts streets won’t move so far after all.
Same sex breakout
June 27, 2001
Top cities The 2000 Census counted 209 same-sex households in Lawrence, the fifth highest amount in the state. Of the total, 118 household were male partners; 209 were female partners.
Raiders rally to 8-5 win
June 27, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Lawrence’s Raiders are getting good at this comeback thing.
Williams to attend basketball summit
June 27, 2001
BASKETBALL Williams to attend summit
McAdoo of Quail run collects $25,000 education prize
June 27, 2001
Quail Run teacher collects Milken Foundation award
Business briefcase for Wednesday
June 27, 2001
Bear Stearns & Cos. announce new chairman
Kansas leads Four State event
June 27, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Kansas University signee Lauren Phlegar was less than impressed following her first round of the junior girls Four State Team Play Championship on Tuesday morning at Alvamar.
June 27, 2001
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Edna Burns
June 27, 2001
100 Years
June 27, 2001
On June 27, 1901, the Lawrence Journal stated: “The people of this part of Kansas have become greatly discouraged because of the lack of rain. There is no use in attempting to conceal the fact that all crops save the early ones will be total failures unless rain soon comes. The pastures are dead and dry; the corn refuses to grow; the fruits are doing but little good; and will not mature unless they have rain. The prospect is gloomy. May it be better soon.”
Youth golf results
June 27, 2001
Youth Results JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE
Local briefs
June 27, 2001
Social welfare programs improving, review says Findings from an internal review of Kansas’ privatized foster-care and adoption programs show the state is making solid progress, State SRS Secretary Janet Schalansky said at a news conference Tuesday. Schalansky cited positive changes including better data collection, training and communication, and fewer children in group-home settings. __________________________ Community: DAV donates van to take veterans to VA hospitals A new van that will transport Lawrence-area veterans to Veterans Administration hospitals made its inaugural run Tuesday. The 2001 Ford Windstar was purchased by the national Disabled American Veterans, with help from the state DAV and Lawrence’s Jayhawk Chapter 22. Volunteers will drive the van to hospitals in Topeka and Leavenworth. In the past, volunteer drivers used their own cars. They average five or six patients each week. The van was delivered Friday to Lawrence, and Tuesday a driver took two patients to Topeka. Volunteers must be approved by VA officials. To volunteer or schedule a ride, contact Grant Caughey, post commander, at 832-8408. __________________________ Crime: Downtown buildings vandalized with graffiti Someone armed with a can of spray paint over the weekend struck 17 Lawrence businesses and office buildings in the downtown area, Lawrence Police said. Graffiti was sprayed onto the walls of the buildings. Most of it appeared to be similar to letters or symbols found in an unidentified Asian language, police spokesman Sgt. Mark Warren said. No arrests have been made, but if someone is caught and convicted of criminal damage to property, they could be ordered to pay restitution, Warren said. City ordinances require property owners to clean off or paint over the graffiti. It needs to be done in 14 days or fines of up to $1,000 could be levied. Owners who need assistance with the cleanup job can call the Douglas County Community Corrections office, 832-5220. Some of those assigned to the program will be put to work on the cleanup. __________________________ Roads: Construction to close part of Seventh Street A private contractor remodeling the old post office building, 645 N.H., will close westbound traffic on Seventh Street downtown from Massachusetts to New Hampshire streets Thursday. A crane will be at the location to install a new air conditioning unit in the building. The building is being remodeled to accommodate the combined staffs of 6News, the Journal-World, and The World Company’s Internet news functions. The contractor estimates the closing to run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. __________________________ Gasoline : Pump patrol discovers low prices around town 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.
People
June 27, 2001
Barbara Eden’s son dies Rockin’ in Texas Model out of hospital Prescribed role
State considers altering telephone rates
June 27, 2001
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Rocker McClinton keeps on truckin’
June 27, 2001
Don’t look for much truth in the titles of Delbert McClinton’s last two albums. The roadhouse rocker named his 1997 disc “One of the Fortunate Few” when, he would shortly learn, nothing could be further from the truth.
Time-tested varieties prove divine on the vine
June 27, 2001
Kerri Conan and Sean Santoro of Lucky Pup Farm grow nine varieties of organic heirloom tomatoes. They buy many of their seeds from The Cook’s Garden in Londonderry, Vt. Conan and Santoro offer this insight into the tomatoes grown at their farm:
North Dakota considers name change
June 27, 2001
North Dakotans can’t move their state to warmer climes, but some hope a proposed name change will at least help the state seem a little less northern. The Greater North Dakota Assn., the state’s chamber of commerce, is backing a proposal to cut the state’s name to “Dakota.” Supporters insist the plan would help alter the state’s image as a frigid, treeless prairie.
Daily Ticker
June 27, 2001
Nation Briefs
June 27, 2001
Michigan: Zoo shooting kills one; mother dies after news Dallas: Girl found in closet was confined for years California : New power plant goes online today Massachusetts: Scientists unable to aid injured whale
MTV finally reaches agreement to air new Eminem video
June 27, 2001
Compared to a year ago at this time, MTV and Eminem are locked in a very reluctant embrace. MTV has agreed to play a new video by Eminem’s group, D12, but only during the overnight hours and only after several days of negotiations with the rap star’s record label, Shady Records/Interscope Records.
Montana AD among KU candidates
June 27, 2001
Add the name of Wayne Hogan to the growing list of potential Kansas University athletics directors. Hogan, 45, has spent the last six years presiding over the sports programs at Montana University.
Case calls for compassion
June 27, 2001
By E.R. Shipp New York Daily News Drowning is my worst nightmare. Knowing that you’re going under and can’t do anything about it that’s too scary.
Blue chips tumble on profit warnings
June 27, 2001
Blue chips fell for the third straight day Tuesday, toppling on a swath of profit warnings and layoff announcements from big companies, including Merrill Lynch. The market also was awaiting a decision on interest rates by the Federal Reserve, which was meeting Tuesday and today and is expected to cut rates by a quarter-percentage point.
Foster care teaser
June 27, 2001
Social welfare programs improving, review says
7-1 KANU Radio annunces program changes
June 27, 2001
KANU announces program changes
Dangerous distraction
June 27, 2001
Cell phones can be a fatal distraction to drivers, but they aren’t the only problem A ban on motorists talking on hand-held cell phones has passed the New York legislature and is headed for the governor’s desk along with a fair amount of controversy.
Area briefs
June 27, 2001
Hobbs Park project requests additional funds Dispute ends in arrest HIV testing encouraged for at-risk individuals Horse’s owner sought Aging agency to move offices
Safety first’keys new products
June 27, 2001
“Smart saws” that stop on contact with the skin. A balloon designed to help prevent choking deaths among children. An alarm that sounds when children approach a swimming pool. Several companies announced new product safety innovations Tuesday as part of a year-old government initiative.
Bus transfer station moving across Mass.
June 27, 2001
By Joel Mathis The bus transfer station at Ninth and Massachusetts streets won’t move so far after all. Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday approved moving the stop at the intersection’s southwest corner, at Weaver’s Department Store, across Massachusetts Street to the southeast corner near Firstar Bank. Buses stopping at the northwest corner of the intersection will continue to do so.
Pollard appalled by preps in draft
June 27, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Five or six high schoolers figure to be selected tonight in the first round of the NBA Draft.