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Microsoft: Settlement can’t include breakup, structural changes
June 29, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 2:00 p.m.) Freed at least temporarily from a court-ordered breakup, Microsoft declared Friday it would not accept any settlement with the government that made changes to the company’s structure.
State to answer Bledsoe’s petition
June 29, 2001
The Jefferson County attorney says he’s nearly ready to answer a petition by Floyd Bledsoe Jr., who is challenging his conviction for the 1999 murder of a teen-age girl in Jefferson County.
6News report: DCABA field to be a memorial
June 29, 2001
6News reporter Marta Costello presents the story of Tom Cowser and his efforts to build a new baseball field at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Cowser was killed in a motorcycle accident recently, and the new field will be named in his honor.
6Sports report: Bohl’s expectations
June 29, 2001
Kevin Romary reports from inside Memorial Stadium on new Kansas Athletics Director Allen Bohl’s plan to fill up the seats ay KU home games.
NASCAR ratings up
June 29, 2001
Ratings for the inaugural season of NASCAR Winston Cup coverage on Fox Sports and its FX cable network rose 29 percent from the first half of last year.
Fisher wrecks in practice
June 29, 2001
Sarah Fisher hit the wall in the Indy Racing League’s first practice session at Richmond International Raceway on Thursday, but precautionary neck X-rays showed no serious injuries.
Gwynn confirms retirement at year’s end
June 29, 2001
Tony Gwynn, an eight-time NL batting champion and member of the 3,000-hit club, will retire at the end of this season, his 20th with the San Diego Padres. “Today I have to make it official This is my last year playing with the Padres,” Gwynn said at a news conference. “But I’m not dying today,” he said with a laugh.
National League Roundup: Lopez grand slam lifts Braves in 10th
June 29, 2001
The Atlanta Braves improved the atmosphere in their clubhouse when they traded John Rocker. The team has looked even better on the field. Remaining perfect since dealing Rocker to Cleveland, the Braves won their seventh in a row Thursday night when Javy Lopez’s 10th-inning grand slam gave Atlanta a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets.
American League Roundup: White Sox subdue Twins
Strained back forces early exit for Wells
June 29, 2001
David Wells started hurting again Thursday, and Sean Lowe came to the rescue. After Wells left with a strained back, Lowe and three other relievers finished a six-hitter to lead the Chicago White Sox past Minnesota, 6-3. “If I’m going to leave the game, I may as well have Sean come in,” said Wells, who came out before the bottom of the third with a strained back. “He’s just been fantastic. He’s our unsung hero guy.”
Frederick willing to help with transition
Longtime KU AD says goodbye
June 29, 2001
By Gary Bedore Outgoing Kansas University athletics director Bob Frederick gives a resounding thumbs-up to his successor Fresno State’s Allen Bohl. “I know Allen. He is a really good person and has a great background,” Frederick said Thursday before Bohl’s introductory press conference at KU’s Parrott Athletic Center. “I think he’ll do well and I know everybody wants him to do well.”
Phoenix swaps Kidd for Marbury
June 29, 2001
Phoenix traded first-team all-NBA point guard Jason Kidd to New Jersey on Thursday for All-Star point guard Stephon Marbury. Suns owner Jerry Colangelo confirmed the deal at a news conference. “I hope and pray that it’s a deal that both teams can look back on and say ‘This was a good deal for our team,”’ he said.
Driver dies in Pikes Peak crash
June 29, 2001
A driver was killed in a crash Thursday during a qualifying run for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Former Chiefs’ back sentenced
Morris to serve 15 more months on drug-related charges
June 29, 2001
Former Chiefs running back Bam Morris was sentenced Thursday to two years and six months in federal prison for his role in conspiracies to sell marijuana and launder drug money. The 29-year-old Morris, who also played for Baltimore and Pittsburgh, must spend five years under supervised release after serving his sentence. With credit for time already served, the U.S. attorney’s office said, Morris is likely to be released in about 15 months.
Friends and neighbors
June 29, 2001
Railroad chief will cut company costs
June 29, 2001
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. will move forward with plans to cut costs because it faces tough economic conditions, its top executive says.
Wimbledon: Agassi rolls into third round
June 29, 2001
Andre Agassi rallied to an easy win on a day of showers but few surprises at Wimbledon. Pat Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt, Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport joined the march of seeded players into the third round, where they joined a struggling Pete Sampras. Sampras, the top-seeded man who has won seven of the last eight Wimbledons, barely survived a five-set match Wednesday against unheralded Barry Cowan of England, the world’s 265th-ranked player.
Ember suspected as cause of explosion
June 29, 2001
A federal investigator says the most likely cause of an explosion that killed a Wichita police bomb technician last year was an ember in a pit used to detonate fireworks.
Russell Doudna
June 29, 2001
Jack McCall
June 29, 2001
Bohl’s wife ready to make Lawrence home
June 29, 2001
By Doug Pacey Either Sherry Bohl has the part of playing the always-smiling-when-the-cameras-are-on wife down pat or she was just incredibly happy. She had a grin on her face for nearly 45 minutes the duration of Thursday’s press conference that announced her husband, Allen Bohl, as Kansas University’s new athletics director.
Contract expected for Weseman
June 29, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board is expected to offer Supt. Randy Weseman a three-year contract with a nearly 5 percent raise.
KC casino merger approved
June 29, 2001
The Missouri Gaming Commission has approved a plan to create one of the nation’s largest gambling floors out of Ameristar’s twin riverboat casinos here. Las Vegas-based Ameristar Casinos Inc. on Wednesday won unanimous approval from the commission for its long-standing plan to merge the two floating barges.
Gregory mulling options
June 29, 2001
Kenny Gregory is disappointed, but not bitter he was not selected in this week’s NBA Draft. “You just have to take it in stride, I guess,” said Gregory, a 6-foot-5 guard/forward from Columbus, Ohio, who was hurt by the many high school and underclassmen entries in Wednesday’s two-round draft.
Bush surges forward on energy initiatives
June 29, 2001
President Bush sent Congress his proposals for a broad energy package Thursday as he sought to regain momentum for his energy plan and dampen criticism that he is ignoring conservation in favor of production.
Blood-donor restrictions advised
June 29, 2001
A federal advisory committee recommended tighter restrictions on blood donors Thursday in an effort to protect America’s blood supply from Europe’s mad cow disease.
Fresno State’s loss ‘Kansas’ gain’
Bulldog coaches supportive of former athletics director
June 29, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Although Fresno State football coach Pat Hill was genuinely happy for his former boss, incoming Kansas University athletics director Allen Bohl, Hill didn’t hesitate to take advantage of the situation. “What I’m liking is that when Al goes there maybe we can get some games with you guys,” Hill quipped.
Patients’ rights bill poised to advance
June 29, 2001
The Senate is poised to pass a patients’ rights bill as soon as today, after frustrated Republicans announced one final push to change legislation that would give millions of Americans far greater leverage in their health plans.
Local briefs
June 29, 2001
Special section: Journal-World to look back at devastating ‘51 flood Sunday’s Journal-World will include a special edition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the flood that ravaged North Lawrence and much of the region. The Flood of 1951 in Kansas and Missouri was the costliest catastrophe of its kind in area history. Property damage was estimated at $1 billion or more, at 1951 financial levels. More than 40 lives were lost in the region but, thankfully, none in Lawrence leading up to “Black Friday,” July 13, 1951. The 16-page section includes stories and photos from Journal-World archives and from readers. Additional photos and stories from flood survivors will be available online starting Sunday at www.ljworld. com/section/51flood. Additional copies of the special edition will be available for 50 cents each at Journal-World business office, 609 N.H. ___________________ Education: Advertising agency sets up scholarship in journalism A new scholarship will be available to Kansas University students in the William Allen White School of Journalism. Barkley Evergreen & Partners Inc., a Kansas City, Mo., advertising and marketing firm, gave $25,000 to the Kansas University Endowment Association. The scholarship will be in the name of Bill Fromm, the advertising firm’s founder and chairman. It will be awarded annually to an academically qualified junior or senior majoring in advertising or business communications. ___________________ Politics: Congressman to speak at luncheon in Lawrence U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun will speak at noon July 6 at a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Ryun will discuss tax-cut legislation, energy, redistricting and the federal minimum wage at the luncheon, scheduled at Hereford House, 4931 W. Sixth. Ryun will also answer questions from audience members. Cost for the lunch is $15. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce at 865-4411, online at www.lawrencechamber.com or by fax (785) 865-4400. ___________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.209 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.
Ball field to bear late volunteer’s name
Before dying in a motorcycle crash, Tom Cowser always went to bat for young
June 29, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A baseball volunteer and electrician killed last week in a motorcycle accident will have a baseball field named for him. Darrell Huff, vice president of operations of Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn., said the group plans to dedicate the new field to the late Tom Cowser, 42.
Lawrence program will make dental care accessible to needy
June 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck After more than two years of planning, the Douglas County Dental Coalition hopes to open a clinic for low-income residents by Aug. 1. The group’s board of directors approved a contract to rent a former dental office at 944 Ky. for $1,000 per month from landlord James Dunn. The former tenant, dentist Larry Mayer, sold his equipment to the coalition at a discount, though officials wouldn’t disclose the price.
$6.2 million expansion planned for animal facility
June 29, 2001
The Kansas Board of Regents approved plans Thursday to add two levels to the primary animal care facility at the Kansas University Medical Center.
Kmart to stop selling handgun ammunition by fall
June 29, 2001
In the wake of protests by gun-control advocates, Kmart Corp. said Thursday that it will stop selling handgun ammunition over the next 90 days.
When controversy’s brewing, protesters head for Starbucks
June 29, 2001
When a black man was shot to death by a white police officer, a Seattle community leader called for a boycott of Starbucks, even though the coffee chain had nothing to do with the shooting.
Microsoft left intact, for now
Court-ordered breakup tossed out by Court of Appeals
June 29, 2001
A unanimous federal appeals court Thursday reversed the court-ordered breakup of Microsoft but ruled that the software giant violated antitrust laws. In a rare rebuke, the appellate judges said the trial judge “seriously tainted” the case with his derogatory comments about Bill Gates and his empire. In a 7-0 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit narrowed the antitrust case and sent it to a new judge to decide what penalties, including a possible breakup, the software giant should face.
Yugoslavia hands over Milosevic
June 29, 2001
Slobodan Milosevic, who lost four wars, impoverished his people and turned Yugoslavia into an international pariah, was delivered to the U.N. war crimes tribunal early today to face charges of “crimes against humanity.” He will be the first former head of state to face the court. Authorities in Belgrade handed over the former dictator to a tribunal official Thursday, ignoring a court ruling that barred his extradition to stand trial for alleged atrocities in Kosovo.
NBA Briefs
June 29, 2001
Grizzlies close to move Fitch sues Clippers
Solution sought for reading problems
June 29, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district’s elementary school reading program is hampered by reluctance of some teachers to carry out new learning strategies, district officials said. That was the key issue discussed Thursday at the school board’s study session on how children are taught to read in the public schools.
Jayhawks pay price for bragging rights
June 29, 2001
By Chuck Woodling One-upmanship is alive and well in Kansas, and I’m not talking about match play golf. Perhaps you read a few weeks ago about Kansas State hiring Tim Weiser, formerly of Colorado State, to become its new athletics director at a salary of $250,000. Now Kansas University, forever K-State’s rival for Sunflower State turf, has hired Allen Bohl, formerly of Fresno State, as its new AD at a salary of $255,000.
Mother of slain KU student turns up heat on Costa Rica
June 29, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Shannon Martin’s mother is doing her best to raise a ruckus, trying to turn up heat on the Costa Rican government so it will move more quickly in its investigation of the Kansas University student’s brutal slaying. “I know things have not been moving there that should have been moving,” Jeanette Stauffer said Thursday. “I’m just so frustrated. I don’t feel they at all are giving precedence to it.”
Bohl’s new ties are at KU
Chancellor selects Fresno State administrator for Jayhawk post
June 29, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Robert Hemenway first offered Allen Bohl the task of overseeing Kansas University’s troubled athletics department. Then Hemenway offered Bohl his tie.
White House apologizes for offending Muslim group
June 29, 2001
A group of Muslim leaders walked out of a White House meeting Thursday, angered when a Secret Service officer ordered one of them out of the building. The Secret Service and a White House official later apologized.
Lynx outlast Storm, 68-59
June 29, 2001
Katie Smith scored 26 points and Minnesota capitalized on the absence of Seattle’s Lauren Jackson, beating the Storm 68-59 Thursday. The Lynx won for the fourth time in five games. Jackson, the Storm’s leading scorer with a 15.6 average, sustained a mild concussion in the Storm’s shootaround when she collided with a teammate.
Dorm fires demonstrate sprinkler safety system
June 29, 2001
Federal agents set fire Thursday to a dormitory room at the University of Arkansas to study how smoke detectors and sprinkler systems can improve safety on college campuses.
Daily ticker
June 29, 2001
Chiropractic Experience turns on natural care for healing
June 29, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Company: The Chiropractic Experience, 2449 Iowa, Suite R. Owner: Mark Howarter, chiropractor.
Jobless claims drop
June 29, 2001
New claims for state unemployment insurance fell last week, the third sharp drop in a row, suggesting that the rash of layoffs so far this year may be moderating. The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits for the work week ending June 23 declined by a seasonally adjusted 16,000 to 388,000, the lowest point since early May.
This year’s wheat crop above average in quality
June 29, 2001
Elevator manager Alan Doubrava knew this year’s wheat was not going to be a bumper crop, but nobody in these parts expected things would be as bad as the experts were predicting. The Kansas Grain Inspection Service and Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service issued their first wheat quality report Thursday, using data from 720 carlot samples taken from 28 counties.
Anglican movement names first bishop
June 29, 2001
A clergyman who broke from the Colorado Episcopal Diocese is the first bishop in a new conservative movement.
Adolescent power comes from beauty and strength
June 29, 2001
Why are children so vulnerable? How do you explain this paralyzing social fear at an age when they are notoriously gutsy? There is very little else that scares them. Teen-agers drive their cars like maniacs, and the boys make great combat soldiers.
Labyrinths lead some to clarity
Popularity of circuitous prayer paths surges
June 29, 2001
Her steps are slow and deliberate, but Pat Chase has no fear of getting lost on the twisting path in front of her. The outdoor labyrinth that Chase walks at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church has no dead ends or wrong turns. Inside it, Chase said, she feels free to retreat to thoughts and prayers.
Spirituality
June 29, 2001
Black Catholics to address urban schools’ problems Unitarian Universalists elect first black president Christian theme park must pay property tax
As culture changes, religious boundaries fade
But some who make a move learn that conversion comes at a price
June 29, 2001
On a warm Sunday years ago, 7-year-old Linda Hauber donned a white dress and veil and strode solemnly up the aisle of Holy Savior Roman Catholic Church in Westmont, N.J., to receive her first Holy Communion. Now 29, she prays facing east five times a day.
Park trashed
June 29, 2001
Toy Jeep provides ‘distraction therapy’ in hospital
June 29, 2001
They prefer Corvettes, but Aaron and Camden Wheatly thought St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center’s new Jeep was pretty neat.
Ministers urge calm at abortion protests
June 29, 2001
A group of ministers who support abortion rights has called for calm by all sides next month when abortion protesters come to Wichita.
Rex Wellman
June 29, 2001
Philip Hetherington
June 29, 2001
World briefs
June 29, 2001
Helicopter crashes on quake mission Castro addresses topic of succession Highway plan includes animal-crossing tunnels
French court recommends U.S. fugitive’s extradition
June 29, 2001
A French court on Thursday recommended the extradition to the United States of an American on the FBI’s most wanted list for the 1998 killing of a New York doctor who performed abortions.
Microsoft ruling lifts stocks
Revived GE-Honeywell offer also boosts markets
June 29, 2001
Stocks closed sharply higher Thursday as investors had a change of heart about interest rates and Microsoft savored a victory in its antitrust battle with the federal government. The Dow Jones industrials won back nearly half the losses suffered during the past four sessions. After investors did some overnight reflecting about Wednesday’s rate cut, they no longer seemed to regard it as a disappointment. Analysts said that the market now anticipates that the Federal Reserve will keep lowering rates until the economy starts showing some strength.
Arthur Holdeman
June 29, 2001
Scientists debate role of race
June 29, 2001
The daughter of a white mother and a black father, Veronica Keiffer has short, curly, dark-brown hair, brown eyes and olive-brown skin dusted with freckles.
Timeline announced for resuming peace talks
June 29, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Thursday an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians on a timeline for moving toward a resumption of peace negotiations. He also endorsed the idea of outside observers to supervise the current cease-fire, a U.S. policy reversal. “It will work if we can get the violence ended,” Powell said.
Draft didn’t change much for Bulls, Celts
Hawks, Clippers could see immediate improvement after Wednesday night’s transactions
June 29, 2001
The Grizzlies got rid of their two best players. The Bulls parted ways with Elton Brand. Those two teams combined for just 38 victories last season, and it’s hard to imagine them equaling that total next season. On a day that included yet another trade (Milwaukee sent Lindsey Hunter to the Lakers for Greg Foster), folks around the NBA tried in vain to avoid making snap judgments. Among them:
School for Deaf firing upheld
Court refuses to reinstate teacher
June 29, 2001
A district judge has upheld the State Board of Education’s decision to fire a teacher at the School for the Deaf following the death of a student on the teacher’s property.
Coaches applaud Bohl hiring
KU staff members say they’re looking forward to working with new AD
June 29, 2001
By Gary Bedore Allen Bohl has made a good first impression at Kansas University. Many individuals heaped praise on KU’s new athletics director Thursday, including coaches of KU’s revenue producing sports Roy Williams and Terry Allen. “I’m very pleased. I’m thrilled. I’m going to be very supportive. I’ll work my butt off for him,” Williams, KU’s men’s basketball coach, said after attending a 30-minute meeting between the former Fresno State athletics director and all of KU’s coaches.
s name
June 29, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com A baseball volunteer and electrician killed last week in a motorcycle accident will have a baseball field named for him.
Frederick likes KU hire
June 29, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Outgoing Kansas University athletics director Bob Frederick gives a resounding thumbs-up to his successor — Fresno State’s Allen Bohl.
BUSINESS PROFILE Chiropractic Experience turns on natural care
June 29, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Company: The Chiropractic Experience, 2449 Iowa, Suite R.
s close
June 29, 2001
Dow Industrials +131.37, 10,566.21
Friday datebook
June 29, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.: Lawrence City Commission study session on proposed 2002 budget, City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.
Blotter
June 29, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Lawrence board to give Weseman three-year deal
June 29, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The Lawrence school board is expected to offer Supt. Randy Weseman a three-year contract containing an approximate 5 percent raise.
Richard MacCann obituary
June 29, 2001
Richard MacCann Iowa City, Iowa — No services for Richard Dyer MacCann, 80, Iowa City, are planned. He has been cremated.
VanKeuren services
June 29, 2001
Services for Helen L. VanKeuren, 80, Pittsburg, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mrs. VanKeuren died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg.
Budget study session is today
June 29, 2001
Commission to discuss proposed city budget
Gregory not bitter at NBA snub
June 29, 2001
BASKETBALL Gregory mulling options
Richard Lusk obituary
June 29, 2001
Richard Lusk Texhoma, Okla. — Services for Richard Steven Lusk, 59, Texhoma, Tex., will be 10 a.m. today at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Texhoma, Okla. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Stull Cemetery, Stull, Kan.
Bohl breakout
June 29, 2001
Personal Hometown: Vermilion, Ohio.
Special section looks back at Flood of 1951
June 29, 2001
SPECIAL SECTION Journal-World to look back
Costa Rica breakout
June 29, 2001
Call to action Those wanting to contact the Costa Rican Embassy in Washington, D.C., to urge action in the Shannon Martin slaying, can do so:
s all-time athletics directors
June 29, 2001
W.O. Hamilton 1911-1919 Phog Allen 1919-1937
6-28 Regents approve KU bonds
June 29, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Topeka — The Kansas Board of Regents approved plans Thursday to add two levels to the primary animal care facility at the Kansas University Medical Center.
s new athletics dire
June 29, 2001
What should be the top priority of KU’s athletics director?
Fresno State reacts to loss
June 29, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Although Fresno State football coach Pat Hill was genuinely happy for his former boss, incoming Kansas University athletics director Al Bohl, Hill didn’t hesitate to take advantage of the situation.
Friday Woodling column
June 29, 2001
One-upmanship is alive and well in Kansas, and I’m not talking about match play golf. Perhaps you read a few weeks ago about Kansas State hiring Tim Weiser, formerly of Colorado State, to become its new athletics director at a salary of $250,000.
Firstar Bank correction
June 29, 2001
Some details in a story that appeared on page 3B in Thursday’s Journal-World were incorrect. The report described discussion among county commissioners about changing banks and should have included information that Firstar Bank has agreed to waive early withdrawal penalties for Douglas County.
Rapper Eminem receives year of probation on weapons charge
June 29, 2001
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem received one year of probation Thursday for a weapons charge authorities say stemmed from a dispute with a rival Detroit rap group.
Business briefcase for Friday
June 29, 2001
COMMUNICATIONS Nokia to cut staff
Helen VanKeuren
June 29, 2001
Big Tobacco wins round as Supreme Court strikes ad bans
June 29, 2001
State efforts to ban tobacco advertising near playgrounds and schools violate both federal law and free-speech rights, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday, concluding its 2000-2001 term with a victory for tobacco companies.
Chancellor pay raise approved
Regents OK nearly $12,000 annual increase for Hemenway
June 29, 2001
By Scott Rothschild State university chiefs, including Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway, will receive higher pay raises than most state employees. The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved a 5.75 percent raise for each of the public university leaders and Kim Wilcox, executive director of the board.
Royals complete series sweep of Detroit - Royals 9, Tiger 2
Sweeney packs punch as Kansas City’s offense backs Durbin’s pitching
June 29, 2001
Mike Sweeney keeps supplying the power for the Kansas City Royals. Despite a strained right Achilles’ tendon, Sweeney drove in four runs with a homer, two doubles and a sacrifice fly in a 9-2 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Thursday that completed a three-game sweep. “For me to be successful as a hitter, I’ve got to hit the ball to the gaps,” Sweeney said. “I’m not a home-run hitter. I’m not a slap hitter.”
Briefcase
June 29, 2001
Nokia to cut staff FedEx profits fall FCC chair calls ruling ‘major blow’ Machinery maker to cut 1,250 jobs
Dental clinic to open
June 29, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com After more than two years of planning, the Douglas County Dental Coalition hopes to open a clinic for low-income residents by Aug. 1.
Hemenway receives pay raise
June 29, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — State university chiefs, including Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway, will receive higher pay raises than most state employees.
Mother of slain student raises stink
June 29, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Shannon Martin’s mother is doing her best to raise a ruckus, trying to turn up heat on the Costa Rican government so it will move more quickly in its investigation of the Kansas University student’s brutal slaying.
s close
June 29, 2001
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.55; corn, $1.59; milo, $1.59; soybeans, $4.37. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.58; corn, $1.62; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $4.41. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.58; corn, $1.62; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $4.37. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.59; milo, $1.59; soybeans, $4.37. North Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.59; milo, $1.59; soybeans, $4.37.
7-4 Racecar drivers to visit KU Med Center
June 29, 2001
COMMUNITY Racecar drivers to visit KU Med Center
Bohl tapped next Kansas AD
June 29, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Robert Hemenway first offered Allen Bohl the task of overseeing Kansas University’s troubled athletics department.
Lawrence school board writing new book on literacy
June 29, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The Lawrence school district’s elementary school reading program is hampered by reluctance of some teachers to carry out new learning strategies, district officials said.
Standoff-related charges reduced, mother released
June 29, 2001
A judge on Thursday freed the woman whose six children held off sheriff’s officers for five-days, reducing the child neglect charge against her to a misdemeanor.
Churches shouldn’t forfeit role
June 29, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services While President Bush was touting his revised “faith-based” initiative at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Detroit on Monday, some Democrats were charging that Republicans are working to undermine one of the plan’s central provisions. It is the proposal to allow people who don’t itemize their deductions to get a tax break when they contribute to religious and charitable organizations that help the poor.
Religion briefs
June 29, 2001
Mustard Seed offers student luncheon St. Margaret’s ponders addition of service Topeka cathedral plans patriotic service Lawrence Heights continues series
Helen VanKeuren obituary
June 29, 2001
Helen VanKeuren Services for Helen L. VanKeuren, 80, Pittsburg, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
KU coaches like Fresno AD
June 29, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Allen Bohl has made a good first impression at Kansas University.
Births
June 29, 2001
Kimberly Slankard, Pomona, a boy, Wednesday. Salma Begum and Md. Alamqir Hossain, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
2 men arrested on charges of manufacturing meth
June 29, 2001
Duo arrested by police on meth-related charges
On the record
June 29, 2001
Lawrence briefs
June 29, 2001
KU School of Pharmacy receives federal grant Duo arrested by police on meth-related charges Commission to discuss proposed city budget Conference to challenge Darwin, evolution
Horoscopes
June 29, 2001
Book fuels Thomas regrets
June 29, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe What do we say now? I told you so? It has been nearly 10 years since Anita Hill was called from her Oklahoma campus to testify on Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the Supreme Court. It has been nearly a decade since those hearings set off a stunning national furor about sexual harassment, about what he said and she said.
McCain’s strength pressures Bush
June 29, 2001
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News Headlines and press speculation to the contrary, John McCain insists he isn’t plotting against President Bush or his fellow Senate Republicans. What’s more, the president’s chief 2000 GOP primary rival says he can’t envision “any scenario” under which he won’t back Mr. Bush for re-election in 2004.
Ample warning
June 29, 2001
J-W Editorials Parents seeking damages from a lightning strike on a golf course are another sign of our litigious society. One is not around the game of golf for very long before he or she hears a warning about lightning. Regularly we hear or read about someone who is either injured or killed after not seeking safety during a storm. Even professionals, such as Lee Trevino, have been struck by various types of bolts after not getting out of the way soon enough.
Colombia rebels free 242 war prisoners
June 29, 2001
Under a driving rain in this rebel-held southern town, Colombia’s most powerful guerrilla army freed 242 war prisoners Thursday a gesture before U.N. and other envoys that could boost peace talks to end a 37-year civil war.
Pizza hair day
June 29, 2001
Pizza toppings to deck fund-raiser’s head
Heartland Park Topeka to host first motorcycle race on new dirt track
June 29, 2001
The National Flat Track Racing Association (NFTRA) presented by Topeka Harley-Davidson debuts onthe O’Reilly Auto Parts Motor Speedway at Heartland Park Topeka this evening. This is the first flat-track motorcycle race on the new, permanent 3/8 mile dirt track.
NOW president prepares to step down
June 29, 2001
Patricia Ireland has gone toe-to-toe with politicians and pundits, marched for women’s rights and been arrested at the White House. She says she wishes she had accomplished more.
A.I.’ blends sensibilities of Kubrick, Spielberg
June 29, 2001
“A.I.” is a chilly fairy tale, a spooky and disturbing film about the nature of innocence, an investigation of personal love in which the nominally most caring, feeling creatures are not really human. If that sounds disconcerting and contradictory but still absorbing, you’ve arrived at the heart of the matter.
Actor Jack Lemmon remembered
Versatile performances ranged from wacky comedies to thoughtful dramas
June 29, 2001
Jack Lemmon, the two-time Oscar winner whose acting talents ranged from adroit comedies “The Odd Couple” and “Some Like It Hot” to the dramatic intensity of “Days of Wine and Roses” and “Tuesdays with Morrie,” has died. He was 76.
Boyfriend’s bill takes the romance out of weekend
June 29, 2001
Choir tour rings true
Lawrence handbell groups delight European audiences
June 29, 2001
By Jim Baker Two youth handbell choirs from Plymouth Congregational Church used the universal language of music to breach cultural barriers and touch the hearts of Eastern Europeans during a recent tour. The 18 junior high and high school students, along with 23 parents and fellow church members, traveled June 4-15 to Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Japan’s economy still sinking
June 29, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The Japanese require politicians to be hardened optimists. Even prime ministers wield little real power in the office, which they are expected to give up after two to four years. To aspire to be a meaningful No. 1-san is to choose hope over history.
Nation briefs
June 29, 2001
Sharpton ends hunger strike Racial gap in flu shots seen Powerball jackpot rises Army grounds Apaches
s family
June 29, 2001
Either Sherry Bohl has the part of playing the always-smiling-when-the-cameras-are-on wife down pat or she was just incredibly happy. She had a grin on her face for nearly 45 minutes — the duration of Thursday’s press conference that announced her husband, Al Bohl, as Kansas University’s new athletics director.
People
June 29, 2001
Pretty single woman Death remains mystery Nuptial reprise Stayin’ alive
Perry lake soundoff
June 29, 2001
When is Perry Lake going to have their firework display this year? The display will start at 10 p.m. Saturday at the lake and last about 45 minutes. The event is free and open to the public, though there is a $5 parking fee for cars.
6Sports report: The Al Bohl story
June 29, 2001
The 6Sports team presents the full story on Allen Bohl: who he is, where he comes from and what he’ll bring to Kansas.