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Society calendar
May 5, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold.
5-5 rec calendar
May 5, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today — Muffin ride departs at 8 a.m. from Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
Manslaughter sentencing
May 5, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/crime_fire
Blotter
May 5, 2001
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
Paint at tile for arts center
May 5, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Four-year-old Makayla Flowers and her 7-month-old brother, Ryan, are making their mark for the future — Makayla with an abstract blending of colors, her brother with his footprint.
School board considering facilities study
May 5, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com A Lawrence architectural firm Friday proposed to conduct a $66,000 study of the public school district’s facilities.
Jobs still plentiful in Douglas County
May 5, 2001
astuever@ljworld.com Any unemployment pangs felt nationwide are still far from an employment-healthy Douglas County.
s location
May 5, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com A key component of the Salvation Army’s efforts to start a year-round homeless shelter comes under review Tuesday by the Lawrence City Commission.
FSHS-SM South box score
May 5, 2001
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Hillcrest students plant seeds of vibrant new wetland
May 5, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Fifth-graders from Hillcrest School slogged through mud Friday to plant the seeds of a new wetland.
KSU beats KU
May 5, 2001
J-W Staff Report Manhattan — Round One of this year’s Sunflower State baseball series goes to Kansas State.
LOCAL BRIEFS for Saturday
May 5, 2001
Star Signs bicycle race scheduled this weekend
Saturday datebook
May 5, 2001
TODAY 6:30 a.m.: Lawrence Swap Meet, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
5-5 LMH chaplain
May 5, 2001
khall@sunflower.com The Rev. John Polk is a man on a spiritual mission.
Saturday Best Bets
May 5, 2001
ERICA WHEELER plays at 7:30 p.m. today at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. TODAY
5-5 dog walking list
May 5, 2001
Walk on Some prime places to take Rover for a stroll:
High school baseball
May 5, 2001
Seabury vs. Kansas Christian Athletic Assn. tournament in Wichita SEABURY 11, TIRO 4
Child abuse plea
May 5, 2001
Resident convicted of child abuse A Lawrence woman was found guilty Friday on one count of child abuse against her son.
Nation Briefs
May 5, 2001
Cincinnati: Striking pilots to vote on mediated contract Indiana: Principal charged with abuse, abduction
Nation Briefs
May 5, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Food makers want tests for new biotech crops Seattle: WTO lawsuits settled
4-H News
May 5, 2001
4-H News
May 5, 2001
The April meeting of the Kanwaka 4-H club was called to order by Scott Bronoski. The leaders reported that camp counselors were still needed for 4-H camp at Rock Springs. Discovery Days will be May 30 through June 1 at Kansas State University. The members were reminded that changes to project enrollments were due May 1.
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May 5, 2001
Did you watch the final episode of ‘Survivor’?
Nation Briefs
May 5, 2001
California: Tree falls on visitors to Disneyland park Washington, D.C.: Bush seeks to create new terrorism office Denver: U.S. Mint strikes American Buffalo dollar Phoenix: Abortion clinic doctor sentenced to five years
Quotation
May 5, 2001
“Thank God for the incompetence or the mistake or whatever it was that will allow us to read this budget.” Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., about missing pages that will delay a vote on the federal budget. Page 3A
FSHS baseball falls to Radiers
May 5, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com If not for the Senior Night pre-game festivities, Free State High’s baseball game against Shawnee Mission South on Friday would have seemed like just about every other game this season.
McClain, Herrera among SM North Relays winners
May 5, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Overland Park — With the state’s top two-miler sidelined with the flu, Lawrence High sophomore Dylan McClain shined Friday night at the Shawnee Mission North Relays.
5-5 breastfeeding - medicine chest
May 5, 2001
Nursing moms should watch diet, medicine Breastfeeding is known to benefit a baby’s health. But the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University say nursing moms should avoid certain drugs and foods.
Ivan Glenn Obituary
May 5, 2001
Ivan Glenn Services for Ivan Francis Glenn, 83, Lecompton, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Art student heroes
May 5, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com Most people likely wouldn’t have jumped into a swirling and eddying river in an attempt to save a complete stranger.
Science Briefs
May 5, 2001
Opposing sides seek stay on stem cell suit Cholera outbreak hits South African prison Fight looms in Congress on arsenic standards
2nd American gets experimental heart
May 5, 2001
A 74-year-old man has become the second American to receive an experimental heart machine that is capable of taking over the workload of the left ventricle. The experimental device could be a long-term solution, unlike older systems designed to keep patients alive as they await transplants.
Lions, Firebirds make splash
May 5, 2001
By Levi Chronister Lawrence High girls swimming coach Ryan Adams was surprised with his team’s performance at the Sunflower League preliminaries Friday at Knox Natatorium. All three LHS relay teams finished in the top six to qualify for today’s finals, and three Lions qualified in five events.
Not many survivors found in Congo ferry accident
May 5, 2001
A sunken ferry was brought to shallow waters Friday on Lake Kivu in the Congo, and technicians cut into the vessel with torches to reach victims trapped inside. Two Rwandan scuba divers were also recovering bodies from the ship, thought to hold more than 100 people, but gave up at nightfall, exhausted and their air tanks empty.
Florida bids farewell to chads
May 5, 2001
Six months after Florida plunged the presidential race into chaos, lawmakers approved a sweeping election overhaul Friday that will banish the hanging chads and butterfly ballots that made the state a laughingstock.
Lawmakers consider cutting U.N. payments
May 5, 2001
The ejection of the United States from the U.N. Human Rights Commission has infuriated lawmakers, and some are calling for withholding $650 million in payments to the United Nations.
White House becomes magnet for athletes
May 5, 2001
Hail to the sports fan-in-chief. The number of boxers, baseball players, NBA hoopsters and the like who have visited the White House since President Bush took office in January is already into the hundreds. And that’s not counting the T-ball set playing Sunday on the South Lawn.
Dousing coach another tradition that should end
May 5, 2001
Horoscopes
May 5, 2001
Lifetime e-mail addresses come with college diplomas
May 5, 2001
Graduate from college these days and chances are you’ll get more than a diploma. Hundreds of schools now offer lifetime e-mail addresses for alums. Get an “alum.swarthmore.edu” address if you’ve graduated from Swarthmore College. The University of Pennsylvania offers “alumni.upenn.edu,” while California’s Harvey Mudd College gives out “alumni.hmc.edu” addresses to graduates.
Golf Roundup: New-look Colbert sizzles, shoots 62
Kansas State graduate gives up toupee for bald head, goatee
May 5, 2001
Jim Colbert shot an opening-round record 8-under 64 Friday to take a two-shot lead over two-time defending champion Bruce Fleisher in the Senior PGA Home Depot Invitational. The previous best first-day round in the 18-year history of the event was 65, which was shared by the 60-year-old Colbert and Bobby Nichols in 1992, and Peter Thomson in 1986.
Snider services
May 5, 2001
Kansans’ names sent to president for judgeship
May 5, 2001
Two attorneys and a bankruptcy judge are under White House consideration for the vacant federal judgeship in Kansas, The Associated Press has learned. Candidates submitted to the Bush administration are Wichita attorney Eric Melgren, Overland Park attorney Bruce Keplinger and U.S. bankruptcy Judge Julie A. Robinson, according to a GOP congressional source who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Hitting the fast lane
Racing school to rev up $4 million this year
May 5, 2001
By Mark Fagan Russ Murphy knows a thing or two about thrills, but for him nothing touches the feeling of climbing behind the wheel of a 358-cubic-inch Winston Cup stock car. Not pulling six Gs in a T-34 as a pilot during mock combat dogfights in the air above Texas. Not engineering a 110-ton steam locomotive to and from a copper mine in Nevada.
Daily Ticker
May 5, 2001
Briefcase
May 5, 2001
Judge upholds verdict against Exxon Mobil H&R Block reports record-breaking season Tainted ethanol closes Milwaukee gasoline stations Rambus Inc. shares drop on judge’s ruing
Births
May 5, 2001
* Jennifer Davis and Chris Washburn, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. * Danielle and Scott Allen Miller, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
Soundoff on big dogs
May 5, 2001
There are a lot of big dogs walking around on leashes. I think it takes away the quaintness of downtown, or maybe not. Is there any ordinance against that? I would think there could be a liability concern if their dogs got out of line.
Rosella Pratt Obituary
May 5, 2001
Rosella Pratt Graveside services for Rosella Pratt, 86, Lawrence, will be at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Beth Abraham Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.
KU search committee has chair
May 5, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Kansas University’s search committee for a new athletics director has a chair.
s pharmacy
May 5, 2001
Teresa Graedon King Features Syndicate
Sunflower League swimming
May 5, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Lawrence High girls swimming coach Ryan Adams was surprised with his team’s performance at the Sunflower League preliminaries Friday at Knox Natatorium.
KU softball to entertain Nebraska
May 5, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Rainouts have been rare for Kansas University’s softball team this spring. In fact, the Jayhawks have had only one game postponed by wet grounds.
KU softball stats
May 5, 2001
Batting Player AB R H RBI Avg.
Club News
May 5, 2001
The Betty Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met April 21. Jessie Lusher of the Douglas County Senior Services was the guest speaker. She provided information about the services available for senior citizens. Deana Sage was thanked for the genealogy books she created and the video she showed on how to trace family histories. Her book was about how to use the Internet to locate family backgrounds.
(breakout box) Sunday speed refer
May 5, 2001
Sunday speed In Sunday’s sports section of the Journal-World, take a seat with associate sports editor Andrew Hartsock as he whirls around the Kansas Speedway in a Winston Cup stock car — and lives to write about it.
Help for Hoisington
May 5, 2001
Students collect baby items for Hoisington Students at Southwest Junior High on Friday collected more than 500 pounds of baby items to help tornado survivors in Hoisington. They also raised more than $200 in cash during a one-day event called “Hoisington Baby Day.”
SATfrank black review
May 5, 2001
Back in Black
Interest rate cut hopefuls lift markets
May 5, 2001
Stocks surged higher Friday, lifting the Dow Jones industrials more than 150 points as dismal economic news raised hopes that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates aggressively and that Congress would cut taxes.
Dogs and owners unleash joy on these paths
May 5, 2001
By Jon Niccum There are three conditions that must be met when finding the ideal place to walk a dog in Lawrence: Lack of vehicular traffic, a convenient source of water and the ability to poop without angering the neighbors preferably for the dog, that is.
Improved circulation
Automation streamlines collection process at center
May 5, 2001
By Mike Belt New automated collection equipment at the Lawrence Community Blood Center will help meet an ever-increasing demand for blood platelets and plasma. The updated equipment at the center, 535 Gateway Drive, will soon be used to collect specific blood components and return the remainder to the donor’s body.
5-5 Blood collection to go automated
May 5, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com www.kcblood.org
Scouting News
May 5, 2001
Nation Briefs
May 5, 2001
Washington, D.C.: White House Web site attacked by hackers Washington, D.C.: Michigan investor nominated as envoy Washington, D.C.: President celebrates Cinco de Mayo
Statistics on wheat crop insurance coverage
May 5, 2001
Insurance coverage on the 2001 hard red winter wheat crop.
American League Roundup: Yankees rally past O’s
New York wins sixth in last eight games, 6-5
May 5, 2001
Roger Clemens knew from the moment he walked onto the mound that it was going to be a difficult night. The right-hander knew he didn’t have his best stuff, so he set out merely to keep the New York Yankees within striking distance. In that regard, he got the job done.
Harold Cherry
May 5, 2001
Kings survive Avalanche, 1-0
May 5, 2001
Luc Robitaille scored midway through the third period as Los Angeles staved off playoff elimination with a 1-0 victory over Colorado in the Western Conference semifinals on Friday night.
Service bridges language gap
Promising communication system still has a few kinks
May 5, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical says a new “language line” service will help them communicate quickly with patients and emergency victims who speak any of 140 languages. But the system didn’t pass the test put to it by the Journal-World Friday, incorrectly identifying an Urdu speaker as Gujarati, then failing to produce a Gujarati translator.
LHS softball
May 5, 2001
Lawrence High’s softball team salvaged a doubleheader split with Leavenworth on Friday, taking a 7-3 victory in the nightcap after dropping the opener, 5-0. Larissa Johnson picked up the victory for the Lions (5-11), who received three hits apiece from Jennifer Narcomey and Courtney Taulbert.
s close
May 5, 2001
Dow Industrials +154.59, 10,951.24
Club News
May 5, 2001
Senate addresses ways to prevent medication errors
May 5, 2001
Pill-sorting robots, computerized syringes, and hand-held devices warning of potentially missed doses could be put in the hands of doctors, hospitals and their patients under legislation to curb medication mistakes.
Assault unleashed on Albanian rebels
May 5, 2001
Tanks rumbled over cobblestone roads and helicopter gunships thundered overhead Friday as government forces unleashed a fresh assault on ethnic Albanian rebels. There were unconfirmed reports of civilian casualties.
Pope apologizes to Orthodox Christians
May 5, 2001
Seeking to heal centuries-old grievances, Pope John Paul II apologized Friday for Roman Catholic sins of “action or omission” against Orthodox Christians that he said have left lasting emotional wounds and contributed to a long split between two great streams of Christianity.
Briefly____________________
May 5, 2001
Students collect baby items for Hoisington relief effort Students at Southwest Junior High on Friday collected more than 500 pounds of baby items to help tornado survivors in Hoisington. They also raised more than $200 in cash during a one-day event called “Hoisington Baby Day.” “We just called it that because we contacted Salvation Army and they said baby supplies and formula were what they needed,” said Bill Burke, above, a special education teacher at the school. “It started as a ninth-grade project and then branched out and included the whole school,” Burke said. The goods were loaded into Burke’s car, filling the trunk and back seat. He said he will personally deliver the items this weekend to the Salvation Army in Hoisington. __________________________ Beverage control: After-hours drinkin reported at Mass. St. bar Reports that a downtown Lawrence bar served alcohol after hours on Friday will be forwarded to the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control division. The alleged after-hours drinking was discovered at 2:30 a.m. Friday when a Lawrence police officer on routine patrol heard people making loud noises from behind Fatso’s, 1016 Mass. When the officer walked behind the tavern, he found two people drinking, police said. The officer then looked inside the bar and saw 15 to 20 other people, mostly employees, drinking alcohol, police said. The officer spoke with the on-site manager, informing him that it was illegal to serve or drink alcohol after 2 a.m. at the business. No citations were issued, police said. __________________________ Marijuana incident reported at West Junior High Lawrence Police identified two suspects in connection with a distribution of marijuana incident Thursday at West Junior High School. A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center, and a 14-year-old boy was questioned but released to the custody of his parents, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Police responded at 1 p.m. Thursday to the school, 2700 Harvard Road, after a school official reported that students were found with marijuana. One student handed over an unspecified amount of marijuana after he was confronted by the official, Pattrick said. Lawrence school district officials reported that six eighth-graders and one ninth-grader were suspended for involvement in the alleged distribution or possession. No names were released by the district. The possibility that other students were involved in drug distribution was under investigation, Pattrick said, though no further information was released. If the students brought illegal substances into the school, it would be a violation of district policy. “It has severe consequences from the school and the local police department,” Supt. Randy Weseman said. __________________________ Lawrence mother convicted of burning infant son A Lawrence woman was found guilty Friday on one count of child abuse against her son. Stephanie M. Raby, 25, pleaded no contest Friday morning to burning her son, who was 24 days old. The child has since recovered, but the extent of his injuries weren’t known. She was found guilty in Douglas County District Court by Judge Paula Martin. Sentencing was scheduled for 3 p.m. June 15. The hearing was scheduled to last two hours.
Students honored for heroic act
May 5, 2001
By Kevin Bates Most people likely wouldn’t have jumped into a swirling and eddying river in an attempt to save a complete stranger. But three Kansas University art students were honored Friday for doing just that last week when they saw an 80-year-old fisherman swept into the Kansas River.
Anniversaries
May 5, 2001
Steward Harold and Dorothy Steward, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Jeffery Reinhard
May 5, 2001
Senate adopts budget
May 5, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Senate Republicans on Friday approved $31.4 million in tax increases, including a one-cent per gallon increase in the state motor fuels tax, to help balance a proposed state budget.
Hitting the fast lane ––— Racing school to rev up $4 million this year
May 5, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.cupcars.com;
5-5 Best Dog Walking Places
May 5, 2001
Mag editor Jon Niccum can be reached at 832-7178.
Around and about
May 5, 2001
Paramedics have new service for interpretation
May 5, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical says a new “language line” service will help them communicate quickly with patients and emergency victims who speak any of 140 languages.
Business Briefcase for Saturday
May 5, 2001
Tainted ethanol closes Milwaukee gas stations
FSHS Senior Night spoiled by South
May 5, 2001
By Robert Sinclair If not for the Senior Night pre-game festivities, Free State High’s baseball game against Shawnee Mission South on Friday would have seemed like just about every other game this season.
Leaders’ help sought for troubled district
May 5, 2001
Mayor Kay Barnes says she’ll convene a group of business and community leaders to help the troubled Kansas City school district. Barnes also said she would recommend that the group develop a national teacher recruitment effort.
SATURDAY COLUMN Bush off to a good start in first 100 days
May 5, 2001
The “first 100 days” are over, and various observers, pundits, critics, fans and others have had an opportunity to express their opinions on how they think George Bush has performed as this nation’s 43rd president. As might be expected, many of these assessments have been flavored by the political bias of the individuals passing judgment, but, by and large, Bush received favorable marks.
Friends and Neighbors, KU fans in San Antonio
May 5, 2001
THESE KANSAS UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL FANS traveled to San Antonio to cheer on the Jayhawks in the NCAA tournament. They had also traveled to Dayton, Ohio, for the team’s first two tournament games. From left: Gwen Leonard, Bev Mater, Sadie Deaton, Marilyn and Bill Klinkenberg and Rhetta Jo Noever. The photo was submitted by Sadie Deaton, 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.
People
May 5, 2001
Hollywood writers reach tentative agreement
May 5, 2001
Negotiators for Hollywood writers announced a “groundbreaking” contract with producers Friday, averting a strike some feared would cripple the TV and movie industry and cost the area economy billions of dollars.
Saddam targeting American pilots
May 5, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group While the Bush administration struggles to determine what to do about Iraq and the Persian Gulf, Saddam Hussein has concluded his own policy review with characteristic speed and brutishness. He wants an American pilot’s head, and he wants it now.
Scouting news
May 5, 2001
Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered to the First Methodist Church in Lawrence, camped April 22 at Fort Leavenworth. The campout was postponed at 12:30 a.m. Saturday when the MPs had to retrieve campers from the grounds during a thunderstorm.
Around and about
May 5, 2001
First four are holdovers- leave note for editors Mary Grace Welch, Perry, performed in Sterling College’s production of “Birds of Paradise” on April 20-21.
World Briefs
May 5, 2001
Cuba: Castro takes to road for trip to Near, Far East Mexico: Trafficker sentenced for 1985 tourist murder Belgium: Court criticizes Britain in IRA rights case
World Briefs
May 5, 2001
Iran: President files for office London: Foot-and-mouth tests negative for citizens
Weddings
May 5, 2001
Weddings
May 5, 2001
Box-Webb Shelley Box, Baldwin, and Dale Webb, Wellsville, were married Nov. 4, 2000, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence with Joe Stiles officiating.
Engagements
May 5, 2001
Engagements
May 5, 2001
Bergman-Vickery William and Barbara Bergman, Olathe, and Wanda Vickery, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Shannon Bergman, Shawnee, and Lance Vickery, Lawrence.
Anniversaries
May 5, 2001
Hanna captures modified win in Topeka
May 5, 2001
Greg Hanna of Auburn won the 25-lap NASCAR Grand American feature race Saturday night at Heartland Park Topeka’s new O’Reilly Auto Parts Motor Speedway, snapping the modest 2-race win streak of Billy Robison.
6News report: online racing coverage
May 5, 2001
Online Sports Manager Ryan Ritter profiles racing.lawrence.com for this week’s “What’s Online” segment.
6Sports report: three Lions sign with Grinnell
May 5, 2001
James Sido reports on the signing of LHS football players Nick Hirschey, Jay Wiesner and Dustin Goodin to play at Grinnell College.
6Sports report: local swim action
May 5, 2001
James Sido reports on the first day of the Sunflower League swimming and diving championships.
6Sports report: Free State baseball falls to SM South
May 5, 2001
James Sido reports on the Firebirds’ 13-3 loss to Shawnee Mission South.
Show looks at Welles’ lost years
May 5, 2001
While “Citizen Kane” is often said to be the finest movie ever made, its creator Orson Welles spent the last quarter-century of his life outside of the Hollywood community, reduced to doing commercials and bit acting parts to produce his own films.
KU, NU to tangle
May 5, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Rainouts have been rare for Kansas University’s softball team this spring. In fact, the Jayhawks have had only one game postponed by wet grounds. However, rain is forecast for today’s 1 p.m. home finale doubleheader against Nebraska.
LHS softball splits
May 5, 2001
Lawrence High’s softball team salvaged a doubleheader split with Leavenworth on Friday, taking a 7-3 victory in the nightcap after dropping the opener, 5-0.
Shawnee Mission North Relays: Lions’ McClain rules 3,200
Firebirds’ Herrera at his best during javelin victory
May 5, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus With the state’s top two-miler sidelined with the flu, Lawrence High sophomore Dylan McClain shined Friday night at the Shawnee Mission North Relays. McClain, coming off a season-best run last week at the Seaman Relays, led from the start to finish to win the 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes, 2.82 seconds.
Powell admits jumping gun on missile issue
May 5, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell acknowledged Friday that he stepped out ahead of Bush administration policy when he said talks aimed at freezing North Korea’s missile program would pick up where the Clinton administration left off.
North Korea won’t stop selling missiles
May 5, 2001
The leader of North Korea has pledged he will keep his past promises to Washington and Seoul to show that he wants good relations, but Kim Jong Il said he cannot afford to stop selling missiles, according to European officials who met him this week.
Bush plan reignites forest battle
May 5, 2001
In two far-reaching actions, the Bush administration has thrown open the fate of the national forests, reigniting the battle over 58.5 million acres of backwoods and whether they will remain roadless or be available to logging companies, snowmobilers and energy and mineral extractors.
Feds probe SBC
Phone giant could lose long-distance authority
May 5, 2001
The parent of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. is under investigation for allegedly supplying inaccurate information to get government approval for long-distance service in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Battle brews over judge nominees
May 5, 2001
As the U.S. Senate gears up for a battle over judicial nominations, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is becoming ground zero. President Bush has yet to nominate a judge to the court that supervises Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and the Carolinas. But several of the names being circulated are drawing criticism from Democrats still steamed that Republicans blocked a number of former president Clinton’s 4th Circuit nominees.
FBI records senator on crime wiretap
May 5, 2001
FBI agents monitoring a Florida pizzeria for possible organized crime activity recorded Sen. Robert Torricelli on a wiretap discussing fund-raising with supporters, including relatives of a prominent Chicago crime figure.
Lawsuit targets prep school over molestation allegation
May 5, 2001
A former student who claims he was molested by a priest at Thomas More Prep-Marian High School has filed a lawsuit against the school. The lawsuit claims the school was negligent, engaged in deceptive trade practices and breached its contract with the boy’s parents.
Farm economy at root of dip in tax receipts
Bad year for wheat, cold winter conspire to hold sales down
May 5, 2001
Those trying to figure out why state revenue estimates are in the tank need only to ask a few merchants in this corner of northwest Kansas. Like many retailers along the wide brick main street of this High Plains farm town, Ray Ward has seen firsthand the results of a bad farm year.
Spy plane can be repaired
May 5, 2001
The Navy spy plane on China’s Hainan island could be repaired and flown home, U.S. officials said Friday after American technicians completed three days of inspections. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has said privately that he prefers that it be flown off the island, but China has indicated to American officials in Beijing that it would not permit that, according to two defense officials who discussed the matter on condition they not be identified.
Bush not ready for Rushmore
May 5, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Like most people “Inside the Notorious Beltway,” I live here voluntarily. Washington, D.C., is a beautiful, stimulating, fascinating and unpredictable place. Of my own free will, I have happily lived here for 37 years which, according to my friend Mark Katz, means I am able to remember when, at the White House, the Oval Office was used to raise campaign contributions and the Lincoln Bedroom was used for sex.
Musical leads race for Tony Awards
The Producers’ expected to win, ‘42nd Street’ to place
May 5, 2001
Can there be any doubt? “The Producers,” the biggest musical hit in years, is expected to lead the pack when the 2001 Tony Award nominations are announced Monday. Yet look for the lavish revival of “42nd Street” also to score with multiple nominations for the best of the Broadway season.
Power to the secretaries
May 5, 2001
J-W Editorials It’s almost funny to see how cranky some legislators become when their secretaries walk out the door. Here’s the real reason the Kansas Legislature is struggling: All of the secretaries have gone home. As the current legislative “wrap-up” session stretched to almost-record length this week, legislative leaders decided that last Tuesday would be the final work day for about 120 temporary secretaries hired for the 2001 session.
State briefs
May 5, 2001
Osage Nation hopes to open casino Leoti man gets two life terms in double killing
National League Roundup: Cardinals solve Glavine finally
St. Louis defeats Atlanta pitcher for first time in six years, 4-2
May 5, 2001
St. Louis finally found a way to beat Tom Glavine. “Even when things are going good, you don’t go out and assume you’re going to score a bunch of runs,” he said. “I think we’re still convinced that we’re a better team offensive than we’ve shown and that we’ll be better than we’ve been.”
FBI: Decapitated girl may not be from KC area
Officials begin national investigation, citing lack of local response to photo
May 5, 2001
A small girl whose headless body was discovered April 28 in Kansas City likely has no connection to the area, an FBI spokesman said Friday. The girl, believed to be between 3 and 6 years old, was found in a wooded area on the city’s south side. Her head was found nearby on Tuesday.
Former Wells church relocates to museum
May 5, 2001
When congregations get too big for their church buildings, they move. This time, it was the building itself, too big for its dwindling membership, making the journey to a new location. The 100-year-old Wells United Methodist Church was hauled 25 miles a trip that took five hours to its new owner, the Central Kansas Flywheels Museum in Salina. The move represented the culmination of nearly two years of work, done almost entirely by volunteers.
KC manager apologizes for remarks
May 5, 2001
Kansas City manager Tony Muser apologized Friday for suggesting the slumping Kansas City Royals should pray less and drink more. “If I hurt anybody’s feelings, I apologize for that,” Muser said. “That was not my intent. I am a God-fearing man.”
District considers facilities study
May 5, 2001
By Tim Carpenter A Lawrence architectural firm Friday proposed to conduct a $66,000 study of the public school district’s facilities. PBA Hernly of Lawrence and DLR Group of Overland Park are the two consultants under consideration by the Lawrence school board. DLR’s strategy would cost the district approximately $80,000.
NBA Playoffs:Raptors eliminate Knicks, 93-89
May 5, 2001
Vince Carter wore a smile of vindication, pride and satisfaction. Latrell Sprewell spoke angrily, like a man who had been abandoned by his teammates. The Toronto Raptors won their first playoff series and sent the New York Knicks to first-round elimination for the first time in a decade with a 93-89 victory Friday night.
Conviction won in marijuana case
Seizure by patrol was largest drug bust in state’s history
May 5, 2001
An Indiana man has been convicted in a drug case that involved more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana. Raymond Arrieta was found guilty Thursday of one felony count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Arrieta was arrested Nov. 19, 2000, after he pulled over his tanker-trailer on U.S. Highway 54 near Goddard because of a possible tire problem.
Yocum services
May 5, 2001
Rosella Pratt
May 5, 2001
Martin snares pole
Driver turns lap of 124.613 mph
May 5, 2001
Mark Martin on Friday won the pole position for tonight’s NASCAR Winston Cup Pontiac Excitement 400. Martin turned a lap of 124.613 mph to edge Rusty Wallace, who circled the three-quarter-mile oval at 124.596.
Joe Edler
May 5, 2001
Laxative abuse a risky habit
May 5, 2001
My 19-year-old daughter and her girlfriend have been taking laxatives for weight control for several months. They also take over-the-counter diet pills. My main concern is about the abuse of laxatives. Would you please print the harmful effects laxatives can cause? She won’t listen to me.
Hospital chaplain offers spiritual care
May 5, 2001
By Kim Hall The Rev. John Polk is a man on a spiritual mission. As new chaplain at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Polk works with patients, their families and staff members. He also consults with area clergy and religious leaders to provide pastoral care to their parishioners who are hospital patients.
Residents getting in at ground level
May 5, 2001
By Jan Biles Four-year-old Makayla Flowers and her 7-month-old brother, Ryan, are making their mark for the future Makayla with an abstract blending of colors, her brother with his footprint. The youngsters are among those painting tiles that eventually will be installed in the reception area of the new Lawrence Arts Center in the 900 block of New Hampshire.
Employment picture still bright in county
May 5, 2001
By Amber Stuever Any unemployment pangs felt nationwide are still far from an employment-healthy Douglas County. The Kansas Department of Human Resources’ most recent data reveal that unemployment rates in Douglas County actually fell from 4.1 percent in February to 3.9 percent in March, and rates are expected to remain steady or decrease, said Bill Layes, KDHR labor market information chief
Nation’s jobless rate at 10-year high
May 5, 2001
The unemployment rate jumped to 4.5 percent in April, reviving fears of recession as companies shed the largest number of jobs in a decade. The White House stoked that concern, suggesting that economic growth in the first quarter might be less than originally reported.
Lawrence briefs
May 5, 2001
Topekan charged in shooting outside Lawrence nightclub County employees may get reimbursement for mileage Young violinists, cellists to present spring concert
Senate OKs tax hikes, budget bill
Measure faces uncertain future in House of Representatives
May 5, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Senate Republicans on Friday approved $31.4 million in tax increases, including a one-cent per gallon increase in the state motor fuels tax, to help balance a proposed state budget. Democrats opposed the tax increases and budget proposal, saying the tax increases would hurt working Kansans, and the spending plan would shortchange education and social services.
Sentencing delayed in hit-and-run
May 5, 2001
By Kevin Bates Sentencing was postponed for 12 days to give Douglas County Community Corrections officials an opportunity to evaluate a 22-year-old Missouri man found guilty in last year’s death of a homeless Lawrence man.
Toronto’s Domi suspended
May 5, 2001
Toronto enforcer Tie Domi was suspended for rest of the NHL playoffs Friday for knocking out Scott Niedermayer of New Jersey with an elbow to the face in the waning seconds of their playoff game the night before.
On the record
May 5, 2001
Rude diners
May 5, 2001
Oates quits as Texas skipper
May 5, 2001
Johnny Oates avoided the inevitable by resigning as manager of the Texas Rangers on Friday. With the Rangers off to their worst start since 1985, owner Tom Hicks and general manager Doug Melvin were already considering a change.
Kansas search committee has chairman
Counselor to chancellor to lead selection process for new athletics director
May 5, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Kansas University’s search committee for a new athletics director has a chair. Reggie Robinson, counselor to the chancellor, told the KU Athletics Board on Friday afternoon he has been appointed to head the search for Bob Frederick’s replacement.
Wildcats slip past Jayhawks - K-State 2, Kansas 1
Teams to meet again
May 5, 2001
Round One of this year’s Sunflower State baseball series goes to Kansas State. The Wildcats used a complete-game pitching performance from righthanded pitcher Luke Robertson to trip KU, 2-1, on Friday afternoon at overcast Myers field.
President Bush off to a good start in first 100 days
May 5, 2001
The “first 100 days” are over, and various observers, pundits, critics, fans and others have had an opportunity to express their opinions on how they think George Bush has performed as this nation’s 43rd president. As might be expected, many of these assessments have been flavored by the political bias of the individuals passing judgment, but, by and large, Bush received favorable marks.
Twins, Redman shut down Royals’ offense - Minnesota 6, Kansas City 2
May 5, 2001
Mark Redman pitched just well enough to win. Redman managed to wiggle his way out of trouble long enough to gain his second victory of the season as the Minnesota Twins beat Kansas City 6-2 Friday night, the Royals’ fourth straight loss.
A race like no other
Kentucky Derby event owners dream of winning
May 5, 2001
Owner Mike Pegram got a big kick and a big check out of Captain Steve’s victory in the $6 million Dubai World Cup in March, but it didn’t match the thrill he got when his Real Quiet won the Kentucky Derby in 1998.
Federal indictment names Ohio congressman
May 5, 2001
Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., whose brash talk and loud clothes set him apart amid Washington’s pinstripes and polish, was indicted Friday on federal charges of selling local political favors and making his office employees work his farm.
Lost pages delay budget
May 5, 2001
Two misplaced pages from the 2002 federal budget lost during the wee hours Friday means a delay until next week for a vote on President Bush’s spending proposal. After a marathon day of resolving 11th-hour disputes, a Republican drive to push a final $1.95 trillion plan through the House was shattered after leaders discovered that two pages from the two-inch thick document were missing.
The queen of femininity?
May 5, 2001
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News Call it a tempest in a D-cup. Rumors were flying last week that the French contestant in the Miss Universe Pageant was really Mr. France. A lovely, leggy, luscious young thing who just happens to leave the seat up. But now it’s official: She’s a she.
Mood uncertain as spring’s big art auctions begin
May 5, 2001
Don’t count on New York art dealer Edward De Luca to be aggressively bidding during the major spring auctions, which start next week. He may be using his paddle more wisely. “I am going to be a little bit more cautious. I will sit and wait to see what happens,” said De Luca, director of New York-based DC Moore art gallery, which specializes in 20th and 21st century contemporary art.
Fewer winter wheat acres insured, economist reports
May 5, 2001
Farmers in the nation’s top winter wheat states face a bleak 2001 wheat harvest with fewer acres insured despite last year’s drought and government subsidies to entice farmers to better insure their crops, an agricultural economist said Friday.
Park possibility
May 5, 2001
Shelter site preparation proposal to be reviewed
City commission to consider grant proposals Tuesday
May 5, 2001
By Joel Mathis A key component of the Salvation Army’s efforts to start a year-round homeless shelter comes under review Tuesday by the Lawrence City Commission. Commissioners will examine proposals on how to spend federal grant money, including a recommendation to spend $140,000 to help the Salvation Army do any demolition and site preparation necessary at the new shelter site.