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Kansas finalizes AD search committee
May 10, 2001
(Updated Friday at 12:19 a.m.) A 15-member committee will screen candidates for Kansas University’s athletics director vacancy.
Wake Up Call Poll
May 10, 2001
6Sports report: Indoor Aquatic Center gets meet
May 10, 2001
Lawrence’s Indoor Aquatic Center has been awarded the 2002 USA Swimming Central Section Championship. The meet is scheduled Feb. 28 through March 3 at the new facility adjacent to Free State High.
6Sports report: Hemenway discusses search committee
May 10, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on John Hadl’s decision not to become the next Athletic Director at KU. Chancellor Robert Hemenway wants a committee in place by the end of the week.
6Sports report: GPS at Eagle Bend
May 10, 2001
Kevin Romary and James Sido take some time to check out the new global positioning gadgets installed on Eagle Bend’s golf carts.
Researcher charged in economic espionage
May 10, 2001
A Kansas University Medical Center employee and his peer have been charged in the theft of medical research materials from the Cleveland Clinic to help a government-backed agency in Japan, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.
Legislators leave budget battle far behind
May 10, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Only three states are sending more lawmakers than Kansas to a national conference on government issues in Washington, D.C. Eleven state lawmakers from Kansas were scheduled to attend the Assembly on Federal Issues today and Friday.
Graves gives education funding an ‘F’
May 10, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves said Wednesday that he and legislators “failed miserably” in funding public schools, and that next year he will fight for an increase with a “crazed look in my eye.” Out of a $2.35 billion budget, lawmakers bumped up state funding to schools by about $67 million an increase in the base state aid per student of $50.
Kentucky rocked by foal deaths
Mares losing offspring at alarming rate this spring, sending fear throughout thoroughbred industry
May 10, 2001
Scientists are trying to figure out why pregnant Kentucky mares are losing foals at a staggering rate this spring in a mystery that has sent fear through the state’s $1.2 billion thoroughbred horse industry.
Hilton headed to prison
Former boxing champ convicted of assaulting sisters
May 10, 2001
Former boxing champion Dave Hilton Jr. was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday for sexually assaulting two teen-age sisters. Hilton, who was stripped last week of the super middleweight title he won in December, was convicted of all nine counts of sex-related offenses.
Tabb, Urquhart all-league
May 10, 2001
Kansas University catcher-outfielder Leah Tabb and third baseman Megan Urquhart have earned berths on the All-Big 12 Conference softball team. Also, KU pitcher Kara Pierce has been named freshman of the year in balloting by league coaches.
Friends and neighbors
May 10, 2001
NHL Playoffs: Devils eliminate Maple Leafs
May 10, 2001
Even in street clothes, Scott Niedermayer helped the New Jersey Devils come back against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Patrik Elias scored twice and Scott Stevens had a goal and an assist in a four-goal second period that carried the defending Stanley Cup champions to a 5-1 victory in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal on Wednesday night.
NBA Playoffs: Sixers draw even with Raptors
Iverson explodes for 54 points points in Philadelphia’s 97-92 victory
May 10, 2001
Allen Iverson didn’t need any help this time. Iverson scored 19 of his career playoff-high 54 points in the fourth quarter as the Philadelphia 76ers evened their second-round series at 1-1 with a 97-92 victory over Toronto on Wednesday night.
National League Roundup: Stairs leads Chicago over Brewers
Cubs’ bullpen closes out victory with four perfect innings
May 10, 2001
With a .238 batting average, Matt Stairs knows there’s room for improvement. But he was a happy man after his contributions Wednesday night. Stairs hit his first home run since last September and three relievers combined for four perfect innings as the Chicago Cubs beat Milwaukee 6-3.
Hilda Koehler
May 10, 2001
Red flag in Pontiac 400 leaves us with unanswerable question
May 10, 2001
Without NASCAR’s intervention, Dale Jarrett would not be leading the Winston Cup standings by 14 points. He might still be the points leader had it not been for what happened near the end of Saturday night’s Pontiac 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Or he might not.
Katherine Mika
May 10, 2001
Mary Cameron
May 10, 2001
On the record
May 10, 2001
County sets sights on sites
Areas sought for relocating rural home businesses
May 10, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Looking ahead to zoning changes five years from now, Douglas County commissioners began discussing relocation plans for rural home industrial businesses on Wednesday. Commissioners discussed the criteria and steps they must take to create a new zoning district that would suit Type III rural businesses. Type III businesses have more than four employees or are located in buildings that are 3,600 square feet or larger.
World Briefs
May 10, 2001
JERUSALEM: Jewish teens killed, Palestinians blamed Germany: Army tank fire hits school roof
Holding gun, teen describes teacher murder
May 10, 2001
Nathaniel Brazill sat in silence for a moment Wednesday, two tears sliding down his cheek after prosecutors placed a gun in his hands and demanded a demonstration of how he shot his English teacher.
Survivor’ admits using stand-ins for contestants
May 10, 2001
The producer of “Survivor: The Australian Outback” has admitted to staging scenes with stand-ins for the show’s contestants. Executive producer Mark Burnett readily admitted to employing the cinematic technique of the “pickup shot” to capture wide-angle views after the fact, when the scene is uncluttered by close-up camera crews shooting the actual contests.
Triumph to savor
Earnhardt Jr. focuses on emerging from dad’s shadow
May 10, 2001
For Dale Earnhardt Jr., it was a moment he’ll never forget. He was in Victory Lane at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., celebrating a victory in The Winston he’d earned with the kind of hammer-down performance that had made his family’s name legendary.
Free State remembers accident victim
Former student loved music, teachers said
May 10, 2001
By Kevin Bates A former Free State High School student will be remembered for her love and dedication to music, students and teachers said Wednesday. “I stood right behind her in choir,” said Chris Gilmore, Free State senior. “She never, ever, ever didn’t have a positive attitude. She took music very seriously. She was one of our best.”
Child witnessed shootings
Ottawa murder-suicide seen by victims’ daughter
May 10, 2001
By Kevin Bates A Franklin County couple’s 9-year-old daughter witnessed her father shoot her mother and then turn the gun on himself, authorities said Wednesday. The girl, daughter of Melissa and Gary Davis, was at home with her 7-year-old brother when their father arrived at the home and killed Melissa Davis, 36, Franklin County Sheriff Craig Davis said.
Budget clears House along political party lines
May 10, 2001
Republicans scored a triumph for President Bush on Wednesday by shoving a final 2002 budget through the House, paving the way for the deep tax cuts and slowed spending that form the core of his economic agenda.
Commuter numbers prompt ‘bedroom’ fears
May 10, 2001
By Joel Mathis Scott Bailey lives here, works there. The former city commission candidate is one of a growing number of residents who spend their days making a living in Topeka or Kansas City but return at night to live and sleep in Lawrence.
Bridges’ days numbered
Replacement of Kaw structures among turnpike improvement plans
May 10, 2001
By Mike Shields The Kansas Turnpike Authority will replace the two bridges that span the Kansas River between the east and west Lawrence turnpike exits. Estimated cost: $77 million. If things go right, KTA will add third lanes east and west to the toll road between east Topeka and the Lecompton exit. Estimated cost: Almost $84 million.
Church makes dent in gasoline prices
May 10, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Heartland Community Church is showing mercy on Lawrence gasoline buyers. The church will “buy down” gasoline to $1.29 per gallon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Westside 66, 2815 W. Sixth. Wednesday’s price at the station was $1.69. “This is just showing God’s love in a practical way, as opposed to standing on the street corner with an open Bible preaching,” said church member Randy McGuinness. “It’s putting our money where our mouth is, so to speak.”
Sale ignores human decency
May 10, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I’m willing to give Jared November the benefit of the doubt. Some might say there’s not a lot of doubt to work with, but what there is, sure. Let him benefit by it. So when he says he was trying to do a good thing by auctioning off to the highest bidder a purported memento from the 1999 shooting of Amadou Diallo, I’m willing to suspend disbelief.
Missile rush endangers U.S.
May 10, 2001
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers Can someone explain why George W. Bush is in such a rush? The president just announced a plan to build a huge missile defense system that was vague on everything except his eagerness to get cracking. This proposal, as rightly noted by South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle, is the beginning of “one of the most important and consequential debates we will see in our lifetime.”
Wetlands value
May 10, 2001
But first . . .
May 10, 2001
J-W Editorials A Texas seat belt fiasco is getting more attention than it deserves. Gail Atwater is justified, to a point, with her indignation, but she’s overdoing her “15 minutes of fame,” and media people are willing accomplices. Atwater was stopped in her community of Lago Vista, Tex., for driving her pickup with her two small children riding in the front seat.
KUAC to help with Frederick’s pay
Various sources’ of funds to be used in AD’s move to teaching position
May 10, 2001
By Dave Ranney Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway has begun piecing together a five-year teaching contract for KU Athletics Director Bob Frederick, whose resignation takes effect July 1.
Graves stays mum on Western’s plans for reorganization
Governor meets with utility’s officials but denies being lobbied for help
May 10, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Wednesday declined to comment on Western Resources’ plan to reorganize but did disclose that he met last week with Western executives about the proposal. Graves also said that he was concerned about publicity surrounding Western’s proposed restructuring and requested $151 million rate increase now before the Kansas Corporation Commission.
Reva Flory
May 10, 2001
J. Wesley Randall
May 10, 2001
Howard Beaman
May 10, 2001
Terriers seek title as ‘top dog’
Boston Terrier Club of America’s national competition taking place in Lawrence
May 10, 2001
By Amber Stuever Terrier terror is gripping Lawrence this week, as more than 150 Boston terriers, their owners and showers descend on the Lawrence Holidome. The scrunched-faced, tuxedo-clad dogs, led by owners and handlers from around the country, landed in Lawrence for the Stanley Cup of terrier breed competitions, the annual Boston Terrier Club of America national competition.
CD-ROM helps teens develop driving skills
May 10, 2001
OK, here’s another worry that parents of soon-to-be-driving teens probably haven’t even thought of yet: their children’s vision. In an effort to help students become more aware of their vision skills before they hit the road, CIBA Vision Corp. announced it is making available to schools nationwide a CD-ROM called “Driving Teens To Focus.”
Where there’s a tattoo, there’s trouble?
May 10, 2001
Teen-agers with tattoos are more likely than their peers to drink too much, have sex too early, get into fights and engage in other risky behavior, a University of Rochester study shows. Tattoos are “a prompt to look a little harder” during physical exams of adolescents, study leader Dr. Timothy Roberts said.
Cutting the purse strings
May 10, 2001
College and credit cards seem to go hand-in-hand. But it doesn’t have to be that way, according to a financial advice Web site. While campus life offers newfound freedoms from parents, it also means freshmen have to brush up on their money skills. Rightonthemoney.org offers the following tips to freshmen.
Don’t forget to keep grandparents in the loop
May 10, 2001
Separation anxiety between new college freshmen and parents is normal. But the folks at www.seniorsite.com say missing grandparents and them missing you is typical too. Here’s advice from the Web site for grandparents.
Getting the right stuff
May 10, 2001
So much to do and only one short summer to do it. Going off to college is a lot of work. There’s a shower caddy to buy, bed sheets to coordinate, clothes to pack, high school friends to hang out with and parents to appease with “quality time” before The Big (Move-Out) Day.
For twirlers, it’s a tossup
Majorettes put in major time to practice skills
May 10, 2001
When 12-year-old Heather Brady of New Windsor, Md., first told her friends that she was a baton twirler, they thought that she marched in parades. “When they come and see my performances, they see it’s a lot harder than that,” said Heather, a seventh-grader who’s a member of a team called the Wheaton Majorettes.
The Trumpet of the Swan’ a real honker
May 10, 2001
“The Trumpet of the Swan,” an animated movie based on the E.B. White classic, isn’t much to trumpet about. There’s very little to like here. The animation is unimaginative and uninspiring. Songs are just dropped into the movie like ads for a soundtrack CD, and only one of them performed by Little Richard is catchy.
Love strikes on ‘Gilmore Girls’
May 10, 2001
As the season finale of “The Gilmore Girls” (7 p.m., WB) approaches its last scene, we see Lorelai in the lobby of her bed-and-breakfast surrounded by yellow daisies. Scenes like this pretty much sum up my feelings about this good-natured show.
Northwest mechanics OK contract
May 10, 2001
Mechanics and cleaners at Northwest Airlines easily approved a contract proposal reached after more than four years of negotiations and a near-walkout. The contract would make Northwest’s mechanics the industry’s highest-paid, raising their pay by an average of 24.4 percent.
Home building slows
Overall construction keeps pace, report says
May 10, 2001
By Mark Fagan Home-construction activity slowed in Lawrence last month, but overall construction nearly kept pace with a year ago, according to a new report from City Hall. Builders took out permits in April for $12.6 million in construction, renovation and related work in Lawrence, the Building Inspections Division report said. The total was down slightly from $12.7 million in April 2000.
Panel moves to end ‘charade’
City task force wants to cut ‘locate clause’ from incentive policy
May 10, 2001
By Joel Mathis Jim Henry has seen it before: A company’s leaders come to the Lawrence City Commission with a request for a tax abatement and say they won’t come to or stay in town if they don’t get what they want.
Out of Bounds: Jayhawks today, Jazz tomorrow
Ex-KU players stuck with few post-season options in the NBA
May 10, 2001
By Seth Jones Is it just me, or do the Kansas basketball players who don’t fade away to work regular jobs in Lawrence go play for the Utah Jazz?
Lawrence may be guilty of one-sided support of the arts
May 10, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Sometimes I wonder if Lawrence’s reputation as an art community is really on the up and up. Don’t get me wrong, within Lawrence resides hundreds of artists of all types. But while there are scores here, creating paintings, music, plays and books, is the Lawrence community really supportive in the role of financially creating a marketplace for artists?
A real showstopper
Budget problems behind KU staff’s decision
May 10, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near For the first time in more than two decades, the University Theatre program will not be offering any productions during its regular summer season. That’s because there will be no summer season. It’s been eliminated this year due to budgetary problems.
SEVEN QUESTIONS with Chuck Mead of BR5-49
May 10, 2001
By Geoff Harkness In an era of slick, commercial country music, BR5-49 remains an enigma. The Nashville-based quintet (vocalist/guitarists Chuck Mead and Gary Bennett, bassist Jay McDowell, drummer Shaw Wilson and multi-instrumentalist Don Herron) barnstormed Music City six years ago with a sound that seemed novel at the time: authentic, roots country played with all the raw power, energy and passion of a garage band. With a rock-solid reputation built one show at a time in Nashville’s Lower Broadway scene, the ‘49-ers released three albums and an EP for Arista Records. Though critics slathered the band with praise and high-profile gigs were numerous, the mainstream never really caught on to the group’s tightly wound grooves.
Exclusive Online Profile: artist Missy Hamilton
Prodigal daughter returns to make Lawrence her base of creative operation.
May 10, 2001
By Michael Newman Missy Hamilton has come full circle. After completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in fine art, followed by years of laboring in various fields associated with commercial photography, commercial art, and pre-press production and sales, she is once more a professional, visual artist. And after many years pursuing her creative endeavors far and wide, she’s back home in Lawrence
Langford, Hawkins to headline weekend event
May 10, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas basketball signees Keith Langford and Jeff Hawkins will be the local headliners at this weekend’s Jayhawk Invitational basketball tournament at Allen Fieldhouse, Horejsi Center and Sport2Sport.
Foul play ruled out in death of student
May 10, 2001
By Kevin Bates Foul play was ruled out in the death of a Kansas University junior who was found Wednesday afternoon at Ellsworth Residence Hall. Two people found the body of Manish Prasad, 21, in his room. The cause of Prasad’s death wasn’t released, but authorities had ruled out the possibility that he was killed by someone else, authorities said.
Cleveland keeps Royals reeling - Indians 5, Royals 1
May 10, 2001
The toughest thing for the Cleveland Indians these days is deciding whose turn it is to hit the big home run, strike out the side or make a dazzling catch. “It’s like guys are looking around and saying, ‘Who’s going to be the hero today?”’ reliever Paul Shuey said. “It’s just momentum. Once you get momentum, you can roll. And we’re rolling.”
Lions take two titles
Firebirds’ Santaularia league champion
May 10, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Of the 25 teams at the Lawrence Invitational on Wednesday at Alvamar Golf Course, Lawrence High emerged as the best. Of the 66 golfers in the Sunflower League tournament, which was held in conjunction with the Invitational, Free State High senior Charlie Santaularia remained the best.
Blake’s slain wife threatened actor
Uncovered letters show fear, retaliation and life of crime
May 10, 2001
Slain grifter Bonny Bakley accused actor Robert Blake of cheating on her, threatened there would be no sex after they were married and feared that she was being set up, according to letters obtained by the New York Daily News.
McVeigh not really an enigma
May 10, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe This is how he will die. On Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. Indiana time, Timothy McVeigh will be strapped to a gurney in front of five hand-picked witnesses. He will die in the middle of the “The Today Show,” in a town flooded with media. He’ll die not far from people wearing T-shirts that say “Final Justice” or “Stop the Killing.”
Missile arguments fall short
May 10, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group By the logic of some commentators hostile to President Bush’s determination to deploy defenses against ballistic missiles, the government should stop trying to develop an AIDS vaccine. Attempts to produce a vaccine have encountered failures and have not yet produced a product that works “perfectly” or “fully.”
Parting shot
May 10, 2001
TOP MOVIES
May 10, 2001
Nation Briefs
May 10, 2001
WASHINGTON, D.C.: America getting a little older Virginia: ACLU sues over VMI prayers Iowa: Maytag issues range recall Connecticut: Recall issued for gun locks
Nation Briefs
May 10, 2001
North Carolina: Bad hop grounder kills softball player Florida: Golf rage lands duffer in jail Florida: Gore praises reforms of state election laws NEW YORK CITY: Male, female gang leaders indicted
Nation Briefs
May 10, 2001
WASHINGTON, D.C.: ‘Net access less likely for poor students WASHINGTON, D.C.: National park system freezes new acquisitions
Maple Leafs’ coach fined for shoving photographer
May 10, 2001
Toronto Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn was fined $10,000 by the NHL on Thursday for making physical contact with Toronto Sun photographer Stan Behal last week.
American League Roundup: Clemens stifles Twins
New York drops Minnesota into first-place tie in AL Central
May 10, 2001
Roger Clemens was as focused as ever Wednesday night, wasting little time on the mound as he snapped off one overpowering split-fingered fastball after another. The Yankees’ right-hander did make sure to pause and thank teammates Bernie Williams and Alfonso Soriano, though, after each made a key contribution to his 264th career victory.
Free State, LHS to clash in soccer showdown
May 10, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus In 1999 when Lawrence High and Free State High met in the final week of the girls soccer season, neither school had a win. City girls soccer has come a long way since. Free State, which had six wins combined in its first three years, is 8-7 and needs one more victory to guarantee the first winning season in city girls soccer history.
California braces for long, hot summer of blackouts
May 10, 2001
California’s newest season blackout season is here, and it arrived earlier than expected. State officials had anticipated a crunch in June, when air conditioners are cranked up for summer weather.
Briefly____________________
May 10, 2001
Former governor to speak at benefit fish fry Former Kansas Gov. Mike Hayden will be the guest speaker later this month at a benefit for river recreation sponsored by the Friends of the Kaw. The event will be at 6 p.m. May 18 at the American Legion Hall, Perry. Hayden, now president of American Sport Fishing Assn., will talk about recreational values of rivers and their natural environs. The fish fry will promote the opening of a new fishing, canoeing and boating access near Perry. Land for river access may be donated by private owners, if permission is received from Perry to build the boat launch, according to the Friends of the Kaw. Besides the fish fry, the evening will include a Kaw fly fishing demonstration, information about fish species on the Kaw, and display booths. In the file photo above, the Friends of the Kaw are seen taking the annual float trip from Perry to Lawrence. Cost of the fish fry is $7 at the door. For more information or reservations, call (785) 842-5941 or email scott@kansasriver.com. __________________________ Ceremony: Winchester public library construction under way The city of Winchester will break ground on its new public library with a ceremony Wednesday. The ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the building site at Fourth and Grasshopper Streets. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Jefferson County North High School. An informal reception will follow the event. The building is being funded by a block grant of $300,000 from the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing, a matching gift from former resident William Lindsay of Gig Harbor, Wash., and $50,000 from local government and library sources. KDCH representatives, Lindsay, Emporia architect David Emig and local dignitaries will take part in the event. __________________________ Backlog: Vaccine shortage prompts conservation A tetanus vaccine shortage has prompted Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials to urge physicians, school nurses and health agencies to conserve the vaccine. Aventis, the primary U.S. manufacturer of tetanus vaccine, currently reports a six- to 12-month nationwide backlog of orders. The national shortage developed when another company, Wyeth-Lederle, stopped production. KDHE officials said infants and people with acute wounds should have first priority for receiving the vaccine. In lieu of the shortage, state requirements for adolescents to receive a 10-year tetanus booster before entering school have been waived for the 2001-2002 school year. __________________________ Downtown alley closed City crews and a private contractor will close the alley in the 900 block between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets today through Tuesday. Workers will be relocating and installing new electrical conduits around the city’s new parking garage at 933 N.H. The electrical system supplies power to lighting and traffic signals in the area. No parking will be allowed on the north side of 10th Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets. Vehicles parked in barricaded areas will be towed at the owner’s expense. For more information, contact Bill Boyd, city Public Works building maintenance division, at 832-3331 or 832-3123. __________________________ Electric maintenance to cause Baldwin outage About two-thirds of Baldwin’s electric utility users will lose power while they’re sleeping tonight. Baldwin City Administrator Larry Paine said Wednesday that the power plant will be shut down for about 15 minutes, starting at midnight, affecting about 700 households. During the electrical service interruption, he said city employees will pull five sets of breakers and replace them with new ones. He said the annual preventive maintenance would help keep the power quality up. Without the proper care, he said, the breakers could short out. The power outage will affect most of the residents who live between First and 10th streets and from Ames to Orange streets.
Software reveals rampant cheating
122 University of Virginia students could be expelled or lose their diplomas
May 10, 2001
A computer program designed by a physics professor to catch duplicated phrases in term papers has triggered one of the biggest plagiarism investigations ever at the University of Virginia, with 122 students or recent graduates under suspicion.
Country music’s best honored
Women rule the night at annual awards show
May 10, 2001
Southern darlings ruled the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday with Lee Ann Womack and the Dixie Chicks claiming three honors each.
Leaving the nest
Soon-to-be graduates face life after high school
May 10, 2001
By Jim Baker Graduation ceremonies for Lawrence High School and Free State High School are Sunday, May 27, so things are rapidly winding down for 12th-graders. That stirs up bittersweet feelings among seniors, who are facing the end of their high school days and the start of something new whether that’s getting a job, going away to college or staying here to attend Kansas University.
Daily Ticker
May 10, 2001
Calendar
May 10, 2001
Driven to paint
Topeka artist displays ‘Spring Flowers’
May 10, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Johanna Hanks was not born with a paintbrush in her hand. She didn’t feel the creative muse to recapture sights she’d seen on canvas until later in life. But once she did start painting, there has been no stopping her.
Wake Up Call: McCapturing tykes
Fast-food giant king of marketing techniques
May 10, 2001
By Greg Douros In today’s competitive global marketplace, shrewd business strategies equal market share. And what better way to learn these effective sales methods than by following the master of marketing: the McDonald’s Corporation. The cornerstones of their savvy planning are children. Not only are children good consumers, but brand loyalties formed at a young age last into adulthood. As Kids ‘R’ Us president Mike Searles puts it “If you own this child at an early age … you can own this child for years to come.”
Film Review - ‘Amores Perros’
May 10, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Alejandro Gonzz Iitu’s “Amores Perros (Love’s a Bitch)” is certainly edgy and provocative. The violence in this Mexican film, which was that country’s Best Foreign Film nominee at the Oscars this year, pushes the limits of audience endurance. At some moments, one begins to wonder if Iitu might be more at home in a padded cell than behind a camera. The scenes of simulated gore are especially hard to watch because they involve the abuse of dogs. Somehow viewing the mistreatment of pooches seems even more vile than watching a human being killed.
A filmmaker’s tale
Brian Helgeland makes up his own rules for ‘A Knight’s Tale’
May 10, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Most filmmakers make sacrifices for their work. Brian Helgeland, the writer-director of “A Knight’s Tale” took a personal loss during the sound recording sessions that took place after the film was shot.
Film Review - ‘A Knight’s Tale’
Jousting tale links history and modern day with surprisingly entertaining results
May 10, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Much of the commercial success of “Gladiator” is due to a series of commercials that cleverly compared Russell Crowe’s battles in the arena to contemporary pro wrestling and football. Now imagine an entire movie that blurs the distinction between modern sports and ancient spectator battles, and you get a rough idea what “A Knight’s Tale” is like.
CD REVIEWS
May 10, 2001
Jayhawks head to Big 12s
Bunge’s troops need win or two to assure NCAA bid
May 10, 2001
Somewhere out there in NCAA limbo land is Kansas University’s softball team. Consequently, how the Jayhawks (31-25) perform in the Big 12 Tournament may determine whether they’re selected for postseason play.
Judicial nominees lean right
May 10, 2001
President Bush seized the initiative in a battle over judgeships Wednesday by very publicly naming a group of 11 for federal vacancies, choosing mostly conservative, respected lawyers and balancing them with two former Bill Clinton nominees.
Meals eat into time crunch
Minute meat loaf, 10-second bacon among new ‘convenience foods’ in stores
May 10, 2001
If meals get any quicker to fix, you may have to set the table and call the family before you start them. Meat loaf can be ready in four minutes; spaghetti and meat sauce in three. For people really in a hurry, there’s pre-browned ground beef in a resealable bag and precooked, hickory-smoked bacon that reheats in all of 10 seconds.
Don’t call it a comeback
Lawrence favorite Kill Creek returns with ‘Colors of Home’
May 10, 2001
By Geoff Harkness The clock on the wall at Kill Creek’s downtown rehearsal space runs backwards. Nearly every inch of the room is crammed with tools of musical trade: Brightly hued effects pedals and chunky black amps lay scattered about, scraps of paper with scribbled lyrics litter the floor. Cables, cords, drumsticks and mike stands jut out from odd angles, and no less than two drum kits compete for the last gasps of available space. A handful of guitars line the walls Danelectro, Silvertone, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul each possessing a bit of rock history in their own right. It is in this room that the history of Kill Creek continues to be written.
6Sports report: Free State, Lawrence compete at Alvamar
May 10, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the local golf tournament action at Alvamar yesterday. The Lawrence High Lions won the Lawrence Invitational, and Free State senior Charlie Santaularia placed first in the concurrent Sunflower League tournament.
Haskell to award more degrees
May 10, 2001
By Dave Ranney Haskell Indian Nations University expects to award a record number of diplomas during commencement ceremonies Friday. “Last year, we had 120 graduates,” Freda Tapedo, spokeswoman for Haskell, said. “This year, we have 140, so it’s a record for us.” Of the 140 graduates, 105 will receive associate’s degrees in arts and sciences.
People
May 10, 2001
Arts Notes
May 10, 2001
KU professor to lead museum lecture tour Women’s Chorale slates concert Bruner to perform acoustic set Fashion show raises money for Lung Assn.
Film Review - ‘Memento’
Memento’ adds new spin to the detective thriller
May 10, 2001
By Jon Niccum “John G raped and murdered my wife.”
Briefcase
May 10, 2001
Boeing close to making decision on headquarters GE expects bigger savings from Honeywell acquisition American Eagle Outfitters reports sales boost Wall Street falters
Horoscopes
May 10, 2001
Glass leader at Syracuse
May 10, 2001
Bob Glass built a lead after the second round of match play in the PBA Senior Tour Greater Syracuse Senior Open on Wednesday night.
NU, Oklahoma win tourney openers
May 10, 2001
Leigh Ann Walker threw a two-hitter as top-seeded Nebraska opened play in the Big 12 softball tournament Wednesday with a 9-1 victory over Missouri.
Interior Department lawyer defends KDOT trafficway agreement
May 10, 2001
By Dave Ranney Last month’s decision to drop opposition to routing South Lawrence Trafficway south of 31st Street made the “best out of a bad situation,” a Bureau of Indian Affairs lawyer told Haskell Indian Nations University regents Wednesday.
Area briefs
May 10, 2001
Humane Society schedules open house Historical Society editor wins Press Women’s awards SRS public meeting seeks input on services LMH to offer stroke seminar Firm pledges $30,000 for KU scholarships Tacoma Police send DNA to Kansas City
Briefcase
May 10, 2001
White Castle to close K.C.-area locations Bush to nominate lawyer to SEC post Forecasters expect Fed to prevent recession Johnson & Johnson to buy diabetes unit Farmers buy $1 billion in crop insurance
Divorcing father shouldn’t sleep over on wife’s couch
May 10, 2001
Movie listings
May 10, 2001