Archive for Thursday, May 3, 2001

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Top Music
May 3, 2001
SEVEN QUESTIONS with Robert Cray
May 3, 2001
By Geoff Harkness In the world of modern blues, where scrawny Stevie Ray impostors serve up equally scrawny guitar licks, Robert Cray remains an enigma. Though Cray formed his first band in 1974, it was his 1980 debut “Who’s Been Talkin’,” that caused a quiet storm, eventually revitalizing blues for a whole new generation of fans. The 1986 effort “Strong Persuader,” with its massive hit “Smoking Gun,” made Cray a genuine superstar for a time complete with swooning MTV coverage, movie offers and glossy magazine covers.
National briefs
May 3, 2001
University student charged with making bomb threats Energy company sought secret deal with state
County commission briefs
May 3, 2001
Drug unit to move Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp is ready to move the Drug Enforcement Unit to its new home.
County commission briefs
May 3, 2001
Drug unit to move Road-contract change sought Mapping machine purchased Moving expenses OK’d
Lawrence feels pull of soaring gas prices
Some drivers change transportation plans
May 3, 2001
By Amber Stuever Larry Franklin is riding the “T” a lot more these days. With gasoline prices swelling nationally and Franklin feeling the pull on his wallet, the owner of Larry’s Barbershop downtown has chosen to take Lawrence public transportation to work rather than drive his car crosstown twice daily.
KU to increase parking fees
May 3, 2001
By Terry Rombeck It will cost more for students, faculty and staff to park at Kansas University during the next school year, but university officials said they don’t expect many complaints from permit-holders. That’s because permit increases for students will be just $10 per year. Although increases for faculty and staff are more ranging from $20 to $100 a new federal law will allow them to write off most or all of the increase on their income taxes.
FSHS soccer change
May 3, 2001
Free State High’s girls soccer game Monday with Shawnee Mission South has been moved from Youth Sports Inc. fields to Free State’s field. The starting time is now 5:30 p.
McDaniel signs
May 3, 2001
Corrie McDaniel, a Level 10 elite gymnast from Lawrence High, has signed to compete for Seattle Pacific.
Krivoshia named to academic team
May 3, 2001
Free State High senior Pat Krivoshia has been named to the Kansas Basketball Coaches Assn. all-academic team.
BU netters qualify for NAIA tournament
May 3, 2001
Baker University defeated McKendree College, 7-2, in a men’s tennis dual Wednesday to advance to the NAIA national tournament.
NHL playoffs: Sabres trip Penguins
May 3, 2001
Stu Barnes had two goals in the third period, and Vladimir Tsyplakov added another as the Buffalo Sabres, trying to rally from a 2-0 playoff deficit for the first time, beat Pittsburgh 5-2 Wednesday night to even their series.
Cleveland repels KC comeback - Indians 8, Royals 4
May 3, 2001
A few more games like this and Charlie Manuel might stop worrying about whether Cleveland lacks a killer instinct. After Kansas City scored twice in the eighth inning Wednesday night to close within a run, the Indians responded with three runs in the ninth and beat the Royals, 8-4, to stretch their winning streak to four.
Consultant gives district options for facilities plan
May 3, 2001
By Tim Carpenter An Overland Park consulting firm Wednesday offered to create a long-range facilities plan for the Lawrence school district at a cost of about $80,000. John Fuller, an executive with DLR Group, said the actual fee would depend on precisely what tasks the school board assigned to a consulting firm.
Hjersted services
May 3, 2001
Mary Rosenbloom
May 3, 2001
On the record
May 3, 2001
Stiles eager to fit in with Portland Fire
May 3, 2001
Jackie Stiles has a new job and a new city, which is roughly 750 times the size of her hometown of Claflin. She hasn’t explored her new surroundings much, though she’s spent much of her time inside a basketball gym.
House ups limits on IRAs, 401(k)s
May 3, 2001
The House overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to increase the amount of money Americans can put in IRAs and 401(k) plans and to give companies greater incentive to offer traditional pensions to workers.
Growth to south envisioned
Plan outlining city’s expansion points beyond Wakarusa
May 3, 2001
By Joy Ludwig More than 25 square miles would be added to Lawrence’s Urban Growth Area under an expansion plan unveiled Wednesday. The proposed new boundaries would push the limits for Lawrence’s growth south of the Wakarusa River and within a mile of Lecompton. Not all the land within the proposed new boundaries could be developed because some falls within floodplain areas, especially along the Wakarusa River.
Boise’s factions join forces to try to retain city’s livability
May 3, 2001
By Joel Mathis This town is pulling off a precarious balancing act: It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States; it also ranks as one of the country’s most desirable places to live. Optimists here say those two facts go hand-in-hand. The city’s livability is a draw for an increasing number of high-tech companies and their employees, they say. And that growth, in turn, has spurred an increase in the number of cultural and job offerings that make the capital city a more enjoyable place for its residents.
LHS golfers place third
May 3, 2001
Lawrence High’s golf team placed third of 11 teams at the Olathe North Invitational on Wednesday at Sunflower Hills. Freshman Nate Spencer (76) and senior Mark Frederick (77) placed second and fourth respectively to lead the Lions.
Dorsey, Morris to walk on
May 3, 2001
Wellsville High’s Jill Dorsey and Blue Valley Northwest’s Lindsey Morris have committed to attend Kansas University and play volleyball as walk-ons for the Jayhawks next season, KU coach Ray Bechard has announced.
Country music fights stigma with new ads
May 3, 2001
The country music industry will try to overcome a persistent inferiority complex with a self-deprecating advertising campaign aimed at encouraging fans to be proud and vocal. The slogan is “Country. Admit it. You love it.”
Baseball Briefs
May 3, 2001
Indians’ Wright happy with first rehab start Rangers put Pudge on 15-day disabled list Opening arguments begin in Maris-brewery trial Padres shelve Darr, call Osting from Mobile Cubs put Fyhrie on DL, call right-hander Duncan Sox place Parque on DL, call right-hander Garland Byrnes called by A’s
Psychedelic Furs on the rebound
10 years after breakup, band back together for tour, album
May 3, 2001
Richard Butler, his deep, growling voice the signature of the Psychedelic Furs, sounds nothing like Mick Jagger. And the Furs sound little like the Rolling Stones. Yet Butler finds a comparison between the bands.
KU clubs Park, 8-2
May 3, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun With every batter contributing at least one hit, Kansas University clubbed Park University, 8-2, in college baseball Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark. The Jayhawks, now 21-29, banged 12 hits and scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead for good.
Ruptured pipeline repaired
May 3, 2001
The propane pipeline that sent flames and smoke hundreds of feet into the air when it broke in a western Missouri farm field on Tuesday has been repaired and should be back in service soon, the company says.
State briefs
May 3, 2001
Interim superintendent negotiating with board Classes resum in tornado’s wake State to commemorate holocaust victims
Cubs’ Tavarez fined
May 3, 2001
The Chicago Cubs have fined pitcher Julian Tavarez and said he will attend sensitivity training for making derogatory comments about fans in San Francisco. Tavarez used a curse word and also made comments that were derogatory toward homosexuals following a game last Saturday against the Giants.
Katherine Rusco
May 3, 2001
Good services
May 3, 2001
Louise Werts
May 3, 2001
Point Given takes role of favorite
May 3, 2001
Point Given will be outside looking in when he tries to give trainer Bob Baffert a third Kentucky Derby victory in five years. The strapping chestnut colt, winner of the Santa Anita Derby, will start from the No. 17 post in a 17-horse field.
Browns’ draft pick arrested
Pharms accused of first-degree robbery
May 3, 2001
Cleveland Browns draft pick Jeremiah Pharms was arrested on charges he was the triggerman in a drug-related robbery last year. The former Washington linebacker was released Wednesday on $250,000 bail in his hometown of Sacramento, Calif., where he was arrested by officers from Seattle.
National League Roundup:
Maddux mystifies Milwaukee
May 3, 2001
Greg Maddux bounced back from his worst start of the season with one of the best performances of his career. Maddux pitched a two-hitter and had a career-high 14 strikeouts Wednesday night, leading Atlanta over Milwaukee 1-0.
Diabetes prevention pinpointed
May 3, 2001
For the first time, doctors have convincing evidence that overweight people can lower their risk of diabetes by slimming down and exercising. People who are obese and sedentary are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes.
Missile defense options seen
May 3, 2001
The Bush administration is considering a missile defense system that might be rushed into operation as early as 2004, possibly relying on weapons aboard ships or planes as well as on land. President Bush said in outlining his vision of a new U.S. security strategy that anti-missile weapons based at sea or in the air “could provide limited but effective defenses.”
Anti-abortion measure overturned
May 3, 2001
In a rebuff of President Bush, the House International Relations Committee approved a Democratic measure Wednesday that would overturn the ban on aiding foreign organizations that discuss abortion with their clients or advocate abortion rights.
National briefs
May 3, 2001
City manager forced to resign after riots Hijacked bus crashes after police chase 300 people seek seats for McVeigh broadcast Vegetarians sue McDonald’s over fries Stanford receives $400 million gift DNA evidence restrictions loosened Molestation case falls when witnesses recant
School vouchers defeated
May 3, 2001
The House Education Committee voted Wednesday to strip private school vouchers from President Bush’s education legislation, a setback for conservatives that also appeared to boost the bill’s chances of gaining bipartisan support.
Liv Tyler adds vixen, elf to resume
Actress stars in trilogy of films, including ‘Lord of the Rings’
May 3, 2001
With everything she already has in the can, Liv Tyler could sit back and coast yet still have a high profile in movie theaters over the next three years. First up, Tyler essentially plays three different roles as a femme fatale in the black comedy “One Night at McCool’s.”
Wheat tour yields few surprises
Kansas participants expect crop to produce 32 bushels an acre
May 3, 2001
Participants in the annual Kansas wheat tour are finding few, if any, surprises as they tromp through fields from one end of the state to the other. The tour began Tuesday as 60 people took off from Manhattan headed for Colby in 15 cars across six different routes. The next day, they headed south from Colby to Wichita.
Olsen twins sell themselves with new magazine
May 3, 2001
Following the lead of Oprah and Rosie, 14-year-old Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are getting their own magazine. The premiere issue of mary-kateandashley “edited by” the twins hit newsstands last month.
Daily Ticker
May 3, 2001
Studies: Childhood obesity not linked to soft drinks
May 3, 2001
It’s been cool to bash soft drinks lately. Some recent media reports have said that carbonated beverages like Coca-Cola and Pepsi are the reason that most American children are fat. In response, soda pop bottlers agreed to put more juice, water and milk in their vending machines at schools.
Niners’ Walsh steps down
May 3, 2001
Bill Walsh says he’s looking forward to watching younger men chase the legacy he left with the San Francisco 49ers. Walsh, above, ended his second term as the 49ers’ general manager on Wednesday, handing the job to top assistant Terry Donahue in a long-anticipated transition.
Business briefcase
May 3, 2001
Combination creates black-owned bank chain Auction houses: Ex-chairmen of Sotheby’s, Christie’s indicted by jury Internet: Study: Napster use down Media: Fox News Channel lures reporter from rival CNN Leadership: Vanguard Airlines names new CEO Newspapers: Kansas City Star to cut 125 positions Fraud: SEC files lawsuit against Hoover, firm IPO: Philip Morris plans to sell Kraft shares Internet: Verizon, BellSouth to increase fees
Treasury planning 4-week bill
Department announces new securities proposal
May 3, 2001
Turbulent stock market got you down? Want to park your money in the world’s safest investment, but for a relatively short period? The U.S. Treasury has an idea. The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it plans to sell a new security that matures in just four weeks. The shortest Treasury maturity now available to investors is a three-month bill.
Kerrey launches defense
May 3, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice says, “Any person subject to this chapter who without justification or excuse, unlawfully kills a human being when he 1) has a premeditated design to kill; 2) intends to kill or inflict great bodily harm; 3) is engaged in an act which is inherently dangerous to others and evinces a wanton disregard of human life; or 4) is engaged in perpetration or attempted perpetration of burglary, sodomy, rape, robbery, or aggravated arson; is guilty of murder, and shall suffer such punishment as a court-martial trial may direct.”
Thanks to KDOT
May 3, 2001
Police state?
May 3, 2001
A living wage
May 3, 2001
Prosperity for all?
May 3, 2001
American League Roundup:Twins throw Yanks for loss
Minnesota fans chuck items at Knoblauch, delay game
May 3, 2001
This was not the kind of fan support the Minnesota Twins were looking for. Angry with Chuck Knoblauch, the crowd nearly cost Minnesota a 4-2 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
Measure would make Highway Patrol agent for governor’s travel safety
May 3, 2001
Whether the governor travels by plane, train or automobile may no longer be up to the governor. A measure sent to Gov. Bill Graves on Monday gives the Kansas Highway Patrol responsibility for the governor’s safety while he or she is traveling.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
May 3, 2001
Senate gives gun ranges noise-limit ammunition
May 3, 2001
Owners of shooting ranges would be immune from noise-related lawsuits or prosecution under a measure approved by the Senate on Tuesday. The measure, passed 30-9, also provides that noise ordinances would not apply to shooting ranges that were in business before such laws were adopted.
Poor gamble
May 3, 2001
Journal-World Editorial School funding and slot machines just don’t mix. Expanded gambling in Kansas is one issue. Adequate funding for K-12 public schools is another issue. Despite the best efforts of some state legislators, the two issues shouldn’t be linked in any way.
Night out provides glimpse of life’s variety
May 3, 2001
By Kevin Bates Dwight Jackson won’t bring any of the honey he’s collected from his beehives to the career and hobby fair at East Heights School. “Last time, it got pretty messy,” he said. “But I’ll show off everything else.” Jackson, who tends bees as a hobby, will display the equipment he uses, which includes protective clothing and a smoker used to calm the bees.
Israelis tear down Palestinian homes
May 3, 2001
Israeli tanks and bulldozers smashed into this Palestinian-controlled area near the Egyptian border early Wednesday morning, demolishing about 19 homes and damaging a mosque wall in a raid that Israel said was aimed at stopping sniping attacks against a nearby Israeli outpost.
IRA commander comes out
May 3, 2001
Martin McGuinness, education minister in Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government, confirmed publicly for the first time Wednesday that he was a senior commander of the Irish Republican Army during some of the bloodiest days of the province’s sectarian conflict.
World briefs
May 3, 2001
African refugees missing Captain of tanker jailed Bartender wins lawsuit
U.S. clears aerospace merger
European officials next to consider $42 billion deal
May 3, 2001
The U.S. government tentatively approved General Electric Co.’s $42 billion purchase of Honeywell International Inc., moving the megamerger of aerospace giants closer to completion.
Fox TV executives basking in glow of NASCAR ratings
May 3, 2001
Stock-car racing’s annual trip to California Speedway gave the top brass from Los Angeles-based Fox Sports an opportunity to bask in the glow of their ratings success in the first half of the first season of NASCAR’s new television deal.
Safety barriers
Mandating protective measures wouldn’t sit well
May 3, 2001
The first driver to reach the wreckage of Dale Earnhardt’s car at the Daytona International Speedway says Winston Cup racing remains the safest form of motorsport in the world.
What Are You Reading?
May 3, 2001
Word of Mouth: A touch of class
Despite increased competition, Fifi’s sustains upscale dining
May 3, 2001
By Diane Frook The prize for “Most Enduring” restaurant in Lawrence might well go to Fifi’s Restaurant, which has been plagued by fire and theft and yet still survives. When it suffered fire damage, Fifi’s temporarily closed and regrouped, and as for theft I refer to the theft of the upscale dining business by a wave of new restaurants feisty Fifi’s fights back, steadfastly presenting a fairly traditional menu in an age of contemporary cuisine.
Spring forward
The Offspring combats Internet, labels and old-school fans on road to success
May 3, 2001
By Geoff Harkness The Offspring has always been a band intent on forcing an opinion from its audience. Loved and loathed in equal numbers, the Southern California quartet has perpetually gotten people talking, be it with praise or condemnation. Currently in its 16th year of recording and touring, The Offspring can easily command the various trappings of rock stardom packed venues, platinum discs and groupies galore. But as a group that grew up among the California punk elite, typical notions of success don’t easily satisfy, and The Offspring has continually searched for ways to make its fans matter most.
Students offer free emissions testing
May 3, 2001
By Terry Rombeck After a year of tweaking the engine on his 1972 Dodge Cornet, Scott Minor was ready to see how efficiently the car was running. “I got it a year ago,” Minor said. “I never really had it tuned up. I did the work on it myself. You never know how good a job you did until you get it tested.”
Out of Bounds: Up for the cup
Arrowhead turns into a World Cup qualifying combat zone
May 3, 2001
By Seth Jones God Bless the U.S.A. I’m proud to be an American. Buy American made goods. Why am I so proud of my country? I just finished watching the U.S.A. soccer team defeat Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier match at Arrowhead Stadium. Myself and 37,000 people went crazy when Josh Wolff touched in a ball to give our boys in red, white and blue a 1-0 victory and another 3 points to put our team in the driver’s seat to qualify for the World Cup.
Friends and neighbors
May 3, 2001
Surviving in a hot market
Lawrence restaurants struggle to beat odds in a competitive business
May 3, 2001
By Mark Fagan As other restaurants in town close under pressure from competitors, labor shortages or even climate-control problems, Doug Yetman is eager for a cool change. His downtown restaurant, Mojo’s, is moving into the former home of Rocky’s at 714 Vt. a place that actually has air conditioning.
British actress doesn’t hang future on movies
May 3, 2001
Sludge spread too close for resident’s comfort
May 3, 2001
By Joel Mathis Tom and Marianna Harmon say the city is spreading sludge too close to their property. The couple live next to a field owned and used by the city for “land application” of the treated sewage, but this week city crews spread the material a little too close right along the property line for the Harmons’ comfort.
California beckons professor, his center
Richard Butler to become dean at Chapman University
May 3, 2001
By Dave Ranney The professor behind a controversial economics program at Kansas University has resigned. Henry Butler, director of the Law and Organizational Economics Center at KU, notified colleagues last week that he’s been named dean of the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., a Los Angeles suburb.
Parting shot
May 3, 2001
Mary Rosenbloom Obituary
May 3, 2001
Mary Rosenbloom Memorial services for Mary M. Rosenbloom, 43, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence.
s travel safety
May 3, 2001
www.ink.org/public/legislative/fulltext.cgi Topeka (ap) — Whether the governor travels by plane, train or automobile may no longer be up to the governor.
The Mag: Seven Questions with Robert Cray
May 3, 2001
gharkness@ljworld.com In the world of modern blues, where scrawny Stevie Ray impostors serve up equally scrawny guitar licks, Robert Cray remains an enigma. Though Cray formed his first band in 1974, it was his 1980 debut “Who’s Been Talkin’,” that caused a quiet storm, eventually revitalizing blues for a whole new generation of fans. The 1986 effort “Strong Persuader,” with its massive hit “Smoking Gun,” made Cray a genuine superstar for a time — complete with swooning MTV coverage, movie offers and glossy magazine covers. Things are more mellow these days, though Cray doesn’t seem to have lost a step. Now 47 — a pip-squeak by bluesman standards — the guitarist seems as timeless as ever, his boyish good looks and stinging chops still wholly intact. Cray phones on a recent Sunday to discuss his ongoing love affair with the blues, young buck six-stringers and his new record, “Shoulda Been Home,” set for release May 15.
s close
May 3, 2001
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.18; milo, $1.69; corn, $1.76. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.18; milo, NA; corn, $1.76. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.91; soybeans, $4.18; milo, $1.69; corn, $1.76.
The Mag: Top movies
May 3, 2001
Movies 1. “Driven,” $13.1 million
5-3 Short Stuff briefs
May 3, 2001
w/AP photo Studies: Soft drinks not linked to childhood obesity
The Mag: Sports cutline
May 3, 2001
SETH JONES, second from top left, paints his face, draws a “U” on his chest and dons an afro wig in preparation for a day of soccer hooliganism at the USA vs. Costa Rica game at Arrowhead Stadium.
Mag calendar
May 3, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
s close
May 3, 2001
Dow Industrials —21.66, 10,876.68
The Mag: A touch of class
May 3, 2001
***1/2 A touch of class
The Mag: Movie Spread
May 3, 2001
Along Came a Spider “Kiss the Girls” was probably off the radar in most people’s minds as a picture that warranted a sequel. But “Along Came a Spider” weaves enough slick action sequences and screwy plot twists to give an audience its money’s worth. And it manages to stay clear of its predecessor’s over-worn contrivance of “the serial killer,” instead focusing on an espionage-heavy tale. Morgan Freeman reprises his role as Det. Alex Cross, and he brings the requisite gravity to a thriller about a terrorist (Michael Wincott) who has kidnapped the young daughter of a U.S. senator from an elite private school. Despite Wincott’s effectively restrained portrayal as the “bad guy,” the rest of the cast flounders, especially bland blonde Monica Potter, who plays the secret service agent partner of Cross. Director Lee Tamahori (“The Edge”) keeps the pacing lively enough that he doesn’t allow the audience time to linger on the many plot implausibilities that pile up at an alarming rate. (R) — JN
The Mag: Top Music
May 3, 2001
Singles 1. “All For You,” Janet
City spreads sludge next to home
May 3, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Tom and Marianna Harmon say the city is spreading sludge too close to their property.
KU baseball pops Park
May 3, 2001
With every batter contributing at least one hit, Kansas University clubbed Park University, 8-2, in college baseball Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark. The Jayhawks, now 21-29, banged 12 hits and scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead for good.
SCHOOLS Consultant gives district options for facilities plan
May 3, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com An Overland Park consulting firm Wednesday offered to create a long-range facilities plan for the Lawrence school district at a cost of about $80,000.
Blotter
May 3, 2001
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
Soundoff on dog park
May 3, 2001
I remember a few months back about a story on a dog park in Lawrence. Is that still in the works? Ernie Shaw of Lawrence Parks and Recreation said: “‘Mutt Run’ Off-leash Park, 1330 E. 902 Road, will be located east of Clinton Dam, north of the spillway and east of the old campground. Equipment and signage is on order and work will be going on over the next couple of months to install water lines, equipment and have the area signed for the opening of the 50-acre area sometime in June. We will publicize the date when construction gets closer to being complete.”
Local briefs
May 3, 2001
Rice’s Morgan places fourth at WAC tourney
KU-Park box
May 3, 2001
Kansas 8, Park University 2 PARK ab r h bi
Wilbert Marshall Obituary
May 3, 2001
Wilbert ‘Buck’ Marshall DeSoto — Graveside services for Wilbert W. “Buck” Marshall, 88, DeSoto, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at DeSoto Cemetery.
City basketball standings
May 3, 2001
City Standings Men’s One: Captain 4-2, Natives 4-2, CMB 4-2, Lakers by Six 3-3, Brant McMullen 0-6.
The Mag: More top movies
May 3, 2001
DVD sales 1. “Space Cowboys”
Night Out
May 3, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com Dwight Jackson won’t bring any of the honey he’s collected from his beehives to the career and hobby fair at East Heights School.
Friends and Neighbors, girls basketball team
May 3, 2001
THE SIXTH-GRADE FLAMES BASKETBALL TEAM earned first-place medals in the 20th annual Midwest Invitational Tournament in Lincoln, Neb. Back row, from left: Emily Renfro, Kristen Karlin, Lorrin McElroy, Courtney Pfortmiller, Lauren Kimball; middle row, Brooke Abney, Amanda Weishaar, coach Billy Denson; front row, Lauren Kelly. Not pictured are Katelyn Hobbs, coach Monty Hobbs and manager Lori Ford. The photo was submitted by Billy Denson, Lawrence. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For More Friends and Neighbors go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
5-3 Study breakout
May 3, 2001
Quiet spots If you’re tired of looking at the same four walls while reading a book or studying, you might want to check out these tranquil places in Lawrence:
The Mag: What are you reading?
May 3, 2001
Yossa Addiss, designer,
Business briefs for Thursday
May 3, 2001
Bank merger creates first black-owned chain
Sunday biz reefer
May 3, 2001
Coming Sunday In Sunday’s Business section, learn how spiraling gasoline prices are stifling travel plans this summer — and what you can do to soak more value from your high-priced gas tanks.
The Mag: film schedule breakout
May 3, 2001
Show times The Miranda Film Festival will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at KU’s Wescoe Hall, Room 3139. The schedule of films will be:
New plan dramatically expands Urban Growth Area
May 3, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com More than 25 square miles would be added to Lawrence’s Urban Growth Area under an expansion plan unveiled Wednesday.
The Mag: CD reviews
May 3, 2001
Placebo “Black Market Music”
Thursday datebook
May 3, 2001
TODAY 3:30 p.m.: “The Literature of Labor Law,” lecture by Kansas University law professor Elinor Schroeder, KU, Hall Center, 864-4798.
The Mag: Walk like an Egyptian
May 3, 2001
PG-13 **1/2
Back in Black
Frank Black and the Catholics - The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS 05/02/2001
May 3, 2001
by Michael Newman As a rock and roll kid, or even during the heyday of the Pixies, Frank Black couldn’t have imagined this time coming. This is the time of life for a rock musician where there are but a few choices; cling to the past, get the hell out, or soldier on as an artist, creating new work without regret for what was.
Lawrence briefs
May 3, 2001
Extension to have recognition day KU School of Law to dedicate garden KU alumna pledges money for Med Center Community Blood Center seeks donors on KU campus
Suicide prevention plan issued
May 3, 2001
Declaring suicide a serious public health problem, U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher on Wednesday unveiled a national campaign to prevent suicide, which now claims more American lives than homicide.
Social Security reform panel announced
May 3, 2001
President Bush and congressional Democrats revived one of the most contentious debates of the last campaign Wednesday overhauling a Social Security system headed for insolvency.
Push for tax increase splits Senate Republicans
May 3, 2001
By Scott Rothschild It was Republican vs. Republican Wednesday in the school finance standoff. Senate Majority Leader Lana Oleen, R-Manhattan, and Senate Education Committee Chairman Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, wanted more time to come up with a tax increase for public schools. Senate President Dave Kerr, R-Hutchinson, and other Republicans who have voted against a tax increase were impatient.
People
May 3, 2001
‘Love Story’ star has cancer Do as I say, not as I do People names ‘Beautiful People’ ‘West Wing’ creator in court
Veteran Martinez retires
May 3, 2001
Ramon Martinez, one of baseball’s top pitchers during the 1990s, retired Wednesday following his fourth consecutive ineffective start for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Martinez, 33, told the Pirates to place his name on the voluntarily retired list.
Big band to perform in Colby
May 3, 2001
Twenty of the best band directors and musicians from Kansas and Missouri will take the stage Saturday at the Cultural Arts Center on the Colby Community College campus.
Study spots stay busy as finals crunch time nears
May 3, 2001
By Karrey Britt The week that students dread is just around the corner. Yep, Finals Week begins Wednesday at Kansas University, and high schools aren’t far behind. And for students who are looking for somewhere quiet to study or read, Lawrence has plenty to offer.
Pollution choking parts of KC metro
Air quality report tracks violations of federal ozone limit
May 3, 2001
Air in Platte and Clay counties flunked a national test of quality, with Wyandotte County, Kan., barely passing with a “D” grade. Jackson County, which includes most of Kansas City, received a “B” in the “State of the Air 2001” report released Tuesday by the American Lung Assn.
Western’s debt relief offer doesn’t satisfy all parties
May 3, 2001
An offer by Western Resources Inc. to reduce some of its utilities’ debt drew a wary response from some legislators, and a consumer advocate said the offer changes nothing. Western owes its regulated electric subsidiaries KGE and KPL about $2 billion, according to the Citizens’ Utility Ratepayers Board.
Movie listings
May 3, 2001
Spinning the Web: I want my MP3
Post-Napster solutions promise to keep collectors in the cold
May 3, 2001
By Michael Newman OK, so Napster is a smoking crater, but its management is still making noises as though they have a future. Maybe they do. AOL Time Warner Inc., Bertelsmann AG, the EMI Group and RealNetworks think they know what it is: their newly formed “MusicNet.” And though they freely admit that they don’t really know WHAT MusicNet is precisely going to be, they say Napster can play if they play by MusicNet’s rules.
Book Review - ‘The Bonesetter’s Daughter’
Amy Tan explores themes of memory
May 3, 2001
By Meghan Fryett In Amy Tan’s long-awaited fourth novel, “The Bonesetter’s Daughter,” she again twists stereotypes. Ideas clash when West meets East, but when these ideas are inside the same family, bonds far stronger than words meld them together.
Exotica in her own back yard
A well-traveled photographer comes home to Kansas
May 3, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Laura Dalrymple has literally traveled to Timbuktu for her artwork. A native of Kansas, Dalrymple went back to school later in life, majoring in the fine arts, and when an opportunity arrived to journey to Africa, she took it and went on the adventure of a lifetime.
Film festival assists search for abducted child
May 3, 2001
By Kevin Bates The characters in Tim DePaepe’s film aren’t any different from anyone else in real life.
Film Review - ‘House of Mirth’
Gillian Anderson brings spark to stiff adaptation of Wharton
May 3, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Because Gillian Anderson is so closely identified with her character Agent Scully from “The X-Files,” it’s continually surprising to see her in much different roles, even though her range is formidable. She was completely convincing and rather unrecognizable as trailer trash in “The Mighty” or as Jon Stewart’s nervous girlfriend in “Playing by Heart.” She was even quite good as the voice of a wolf goddess in “Princess Mononoke.”
Film Review - ‘The Mummy Returns’
The Mummy Returns’ proves to be exactly what summer blockbusters are all about
May 3, 2001
By Loey Lockerby “The Mummy Returns” has non-stop action, one-dimensional characters, fantastic special effects and lame dialogue. In other words, it’s a perfect summer movie.
Hey hey hey
Lawrence group Phat Albert gets ‘Devious’ with new project
May 3, 2001
By Geoff Harkness “Kindergarten underwear.” It’s one of the more unusual descriptions of a group’s sound, but that’s exactly how Phat Albert drummer Freak-A-Delic describes his band’s sonic boom.
maker
May 3, 2001
**1/2 PG
The Mag: Parting Shot cutline
May 3, 2001
Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo SPIDERMAN, a statuesque mime of New Orleans’ French Quarter, takes a midday break against the vibrancy of a red brick building commonly known to the area. Spiderman, self-nicknamed because of his captivating look, paints himself every morning to begin a day of collecting donations from tourists for remaining motionless.
The Mag: Hey hey hey
May 3, 2001
Hey Hey Hey Lawrence’s Phat Albert gets ‘devious’
MUST - Extenstion to have recognition day
May 3, 2001
Extension to have recognition day
SCHOOL FINANCE Push for tax increase splits Senate Republicans
May 3, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — It was Republican vs. Republican Wednesday in the school finance standoff.
The Mag: Weird News
May 3, 2001
Lead stories In the March mayoral primary in St. Louis, three deceased city aldermen and a dog were among those registered to vote, but the election was nonetheless an improvement over the November 2000 contest. That Election Day featured, among other things, a successful lawsuit by a man petitioning a judge to have the polls stay open late because crowding and poor record-keeping were preventing him from voting, even though it was subsequently discovered that he (the lead plaintiff on the petition) had been deceased for a year himself.
GROWTH Boise is growing
May 3, 2001
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Births
May 3, 2001
* Mr. and Mrs. James Volkner, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday. * Jason and Chenage Sutton, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
Lawrence feels pull of soaring gas prices –- Some drivers change transporation plans
May 3, 2001
astuever@ljworld.com Larry Franklin is riding the “T” a lot more these days.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY Professor, center leaving –- Butler to become dean in California
May 3, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com The professor behind a controversial economics program at Kansas University has resigned.
May 3, 2001
What: “The Bonesetter’s Daughter” Author: Amy Tan
EDUCATION KU parking fees to increase
May 3, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com It will cost more for students, faculty and staff to park at Kansas University during the next school year, but university officials said they don’t expect many complaints from permit-holders.
Changed husband is making family miserable
May 3, 2001
TOP MOVIES
May 3, 2001
MTV’s fall lineup includes new reality shows
May 3, 2001
MTV revealed its fall development slate for music and original programming Tuesday, which includes plans for four new series and five pilots. The new shows include “Becoming,” a series picked up for 10 episodes where fans get to mimic their favorite stars by wearing their clothes, dancing their moves and shooting a copy of one of their videos.
Darlington seeks to keep two races
Incoming president briefed about 51-year-old track’s history, rumors regarding demise
May 3, 2001
Outgoing Darlington Raceway president Jim Hunter briefed his successor, Andrew Gurtis, about the 51-year-old track’s NASCAR history, its respect among drivers and the constant rumors about its demise.
Buyers take to technology stocks
Investors’ profit-taking continues to hurt blue chips
May 3, 2001
Technology stocks stretched their winning streak to four sessions Wednesday as the market grew more optimistic about the sector’s chances for recovery this year. But investors still were cautious, opting to cash in some blue chip profits.
U.S. economy sluggish in spring
May 3, 2001
The U.S. economy continued to be sluggish in the spring, dragged down by lackluster retail sales and weak manufacturing, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. Offering hope for a rebound down the road, orders to factories posted their first gain for the year.
Students test car emissions
May 3, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com After a year of tweaking the engine on his 1972 Dodge Cornet, Scott Minor was ready to see how efficiently the car was running.
Langford to play in tourney/notes
May 3, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas University men’s basketball signee Keith Langford will be making his Allen Fieldhouse debut sooner than expected.
Surviving in a hot market ––— Lawrence restaurants struggle to beat odds in a competitive business
May 3, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com As other restaurants in town close under pressure from competitors, labor shortages or even climate-control problems, Doug Yetman is anxious for a cool change.
The Mag: Spring forward
May 3, 2001
Spring forward The Offspring combats the Internet, record labels and old-school fans on its road to success
Our Town
May 3, 2001
Red Dog Days: Red Dog Days, a summer workout program conducted by former Lawrence police officer Don (Red Dog) Gardner will begin on June 12 with Tuesday and Thursday sessions at 6 p.m. Then starting July 2, sessions will be held at noon and 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. A Fun Run is scheduled on June 18, starting at Orchards Corners shopping center. l
The Mag: Exotica in her own backyard
May 3, 2001
Exotica in her own back yard A well-traveled photographer comes home to Kansas
The Mag: Seven questions with King Buzzo
May 3, 2001
7 Questions with King Buzzo of Melvins
Calendar
May 3, 2001
5-3 KU students pick top places to study
May 3, 2001
kbritt@ljworld.com www.lib.ukans.edu
Stallings, Vanderbilt agree
May 3, 2001
Basketball coach Kevin Stallings agreed to new contract terms with Vanderbilt University on Wednesday. Stallings signed a five-year deal when left Illinois State for Vanderbilt two years ago. After his inaugural season, the university added a year to the contract.
New pool nearly ready
Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center’s grand opening June 2
May 3, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Although filled with water, the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center will remain silent this weekend. A year ago, Free State High officials thought this might be the weekend the Firebirds showcased the $9.2 million, 52,000-square foot city-owned facility attached to the northwest side of the high school.
Athletes are human, too
May 3, 2001
Bu Claude Lewis Philadelphia Inquirer Sometimes, in our idolatry of great athletes, we forget their human side. We forget that while someone can smack a baseball a country mile, run faster than everybody else, or punch for power, he or she remains vulnerable and human all the while.
Survivor’ ends; recycling begins
May 3, 2001
As you might have heard, “Survivor” wraps up its second season today (7 p.m., CBS). And not a week too soon. It looks like the franchise is running out of steam. Last week’s episode, featuring the series’ second-to-last elimination, lost millions of viewers from the week before. Just as the show is supposed to be picking up momentum, viewers are fleeing.
Exclusive Online Profile: Chef Tom King
Prairie Fire chef features locally grown delicacies
May 3, 2001
By Michael Newman With over 20 years in professional kitchens behind him, Prairie Fire executive chef Tom King may be the elder statesman among the influx of skilled and talented chefs that have been recently attracted to Lawrence. With a minor explosion of eclectic new eateries in town, it says a lot that a chef that’s opened nine new restaurants to date felt that Lawrence was a place to bring his talents.
The Mag: Radio Lists
May 3, 2001
LAWRENCE KJHK 90.7 FM
Joan Yocum Obituary
May 3, 2001
Joan Yocum Services for Joan Patricia Yocum, 63, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa.
Prep notebook
May 3, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com With 1 1/2 weeks remaining in the regular season, city baseball and softball teams likely will travel for regional tournaments.
The Mag: arts notes
May 3, 2001
InPlay presents thought-provoking play
The Mag: Up for the Cup
May 3, 2001
Up for the Cup Arrowhead Stadium turns into a World Cup qualifying combat zone
The Mag: Film festival assists search for abducted child
May 3, 2001
Film festival assists search for abducted child
Cheney not a conservation sissy
May 3, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Dick Cheney didn’t put it this way that would be too impolitic but he clearly thinks conservation is for sissies. The veep made that evident Monday in Toronto, where he gave a preview of what his energy task force will report next month.
Arts Notes
May 3, 2001
Country Stampede lineup announced KU orchestra, choirs join for concert Installation students slate exhibit at KU InPlay presents thought-provoking play
Aquatic Center to remain empty this weekend
May 3, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Although filled with water, the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center will remain silent this weekend.
Briefly____________________
May 3, 2001
Agriculture squad attacks fire ant colonies State agriculture officials spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday trying to get rid of imported fire ants in a Lawrence neighborhood. Glenn Salsbury, in the photo at left, and two other officials from the Kansas Department of Agriculture have sprayed seven known colonies near the southwest corner of 24th Street and Inverness Drive with an insecticide. Wednesday, the group laid out small, white cards soaked in peanut oil to attract the ants and to see if they had moved their nest. The agriculture officials said they plan to monitor the situation in the neighborhood today and probably Friday. Their goal is to eliminate the colonies. A public meeting to update neighbors about the situation is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday in the cafeteria at Southwest Junior High School, 2511 Inverness Drive. __________________________ Appointment: Former district attorney to fill interim federal post A Douglas County man was named Kansas’ interim U.S. Attorney on Wednesday, a temporary replacement for the outgoing Jackie Williams, who served five years in the post. Jim Flory, a Lawrence native, was named interim U.S. attorney for Kansas by U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft. Flory, who was sworn in Wednesday, had been an assistant U.S. attorney since 1991 and will fill the post until Williams’ permanent replacement is selected by President George Bush. No word on Williams’ successor was available. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., has forwarded suggestions to the White House for three Kansas positions U.S. Attorney, a federal district judge and a U.S. Marshal but wouldn’t disclose the list of names, said Erik Hotmire, Brownback’s press secretary. Flory was elected Douglas County district attorney in 1984 and 1988. He was the criminal division chief in the Kansas Attorney General’s office and was a deputy Douglas County sheriff from 1972 to 1979. Flory and his wife, Donna, live in rural Douglas County. __________________________ Transportation: ‘T’ to alter bus routes for parade, bicycle race A parade and bicycle race Saturday are forcing the “T” to alter its bus routes. The one-hour annual Art Tougeau parade begins at noon Saturday and closes Massachusetts Street between 12th and Sixth streets. A bicycle race at East Hills Business Park will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the same day. Downtown buses will pick up and drop off passengers at Eighth and Vermont streets on the northwest corner of the intersection, the south and east sides of the Douglas County Senior Center. For information on other route changes Saturday, call MV Transportation at 312-7054. __________________________ Broadcasting: KANU to sponsor town hall on teen-related issues Kansas University’s public radio station, KANU, will talk to teens Tuesday night during a live broadcast town hall meeting. The public meeting, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Central Junior High School auditorium, 1400 Mass., will focus on drugs, sex, alcohol, issues and choices teens face. A panel of experts will give insight on the pressures that affect teen-agers, particularly those preparing to enter high school. __________________________
NBA Playoffs: Sixers stop Pacers
May 3, 2001
A tearful Allen Iverson was as eager to pass the credit as the basketball. The NBA’s scoring leader had 33 points, but it took a blocked shot and basket by Dikembe Mutombo and a big rebound and two free throws by Aaron McKie to give the Philadelphia 76ers an 88-85 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
Langford to play at local AAU tournament
May 3, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas University men’s basketball signee Keith Langford will be making his Allen Fieldhouse debut sooner than expected. Langford, a 6-5, 200-pound guard/forward from Crowley, Texas who is expected to battle for a starting position next season, will be playing in the Jayhawk Invitational AAU tournament May 11-13 at Allen Fieldhouse, Horejsi Center and Sport2Sport.
Ecstasy’s effects
Teen deaths heighten debate about popular drug
May 3, 2001
One dead after a party in suburban Chicago. Two more in Memphis, Tenn., and another two in Portland, Ore. The fatal consequences of Ecstasy an illegal drug that some say is this decade’s version of LSD are becoming increasingly apparent nationwide, further stirring the debate about how to deal with the large numbers of young people who are using it.
SEVEN QUESTIONS with King Buzzo of Melvins
May 3, 2001
By Geoff Harkness When you were Nirvana’s single biggest influence and you’ve recorded “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with Leif Garrett, what’s left? Nothing, according to Buzz “King Buzzo” Osborne of Melvins, whose approach to his career is as low-key as his music.
The Mag: Food box
May 3, 2001
What: Fifi’s Restaurant Where: 925 Iowa; 841-7226
5-3 Should nondiscrimination policies include sexual …
May 3, 2001
Should nondiscrimination policies include sexual orientation?
Prayer for Lawrence, “The City of Freedom”
May 3, 2001
CD Reviews - Placebo, Burning Airlines
May 3, 2001
The Mag: I want my MP3!
May 3, 2001
I want my MP3! Post-Napster download solutions promise to keep serious collectors in the cold
Horoscopes
May 3, 2001