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Ku baseball Thompson
May 13, 2001
Aaron Lindberg/Journal-World Photo ERIC THOMPSON, HURLS a pitch home during the third game verses Pan-American Team. The Jayhawks won (X-X)
Ghghghg ––— ghghgh
May 13, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com For the second consecutive year, Free State High will travel to Manhattan for a Class 6A baseball regional to face the top-ranked Indians.
Husband pleads no contest to murder
Rape charge dropped for plea
May 13, 2001
A man who was arrested in a Chicago suburb a year after being accused of fatally shooting his wife has pleaded no contest to felony first-degree murder. Jaime Perez, 51, pleaded no contest Friday in the 1999 slaying of Maria Hernandez Quintana Perez, 49.
People
May 13, 2001
American League Roundup: Suzuki’s hitting streak reaches 18
Mariners turn back Blue Jays for fourth consecutive victory
May 13, 2001
Ichiro Suzuki keeps hitting major league pitching. Suzuki, who extended his hitting streak to 18 games, and Edgar Martinez each had four hits as Seattle beat Toronto Blue, 11-7, Saturday for its fourth straight win.
National League Roundup: Burnett no-hits Padres
Hurler tosses third gem in Marlins’ history
May 13, 2001
A.J. Burnett threw the third no-hitter in the Florida Marlins’ nine-year history, beating San Diego, 3-0, Saturday night for the 24-year-old’s first career complete game in the major leagues.
OU wins Big 12 softball
May 13, 2001
Jennifer Stump had three hits including a home run and Jennifer Stewart pitched a complete game as Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State, 6-0, Saturday to win the Big 12 Conference softball tournament.
Student-built house dwells on environmental details
May 13, 2001
By Terry Rombeck This isn’t your typical final project. While many Kansas University students were busy studying for final exams Saturday, 16 master’s of architecture students were putting the finishing touches on their semesterlong project building a house from scratch.
Two dead in Israeli helicopter attack
May 13, 2001
Chanting for revenge, some 10,000 people attended the funeral of two Palestinians including a well-known militant killed earlier Saturday in an Israeli helicopter attack the Palestinians claim was an assassination.
Protect self if split seems imminent
May 13, 2001
Mothers rule the day
May 13, 2001
Horoscopes
May 13, 2001
Bush reaches out to Russia
May 13, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The stiffing of Vladimir Putin by George W. Bush is about to end. The American president is ready to sit down with the Russian leader and start a dialogue on the future of nuclear weapons and arms control.
Schumacher, Montoya 1-2 in Austria
May 13, 2001
Three-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya, the rookie driver many predict will be his successor one day, have the front on the grid for today’s Austrian Grand Prix.
NBA Briefs
May 13, 2001
Jackson, Pollard skip Kings practice Bryant misses practice; guard expected to play Sixers to replace Snow with McKie in lineup Karl gets birthday cake, good news from Cassell
Finland beats U.S. 3-1 to reach World finals
May 13, 2001
Sami Kapanen scored two goals within 1:41 of the third period Saturday, helping Finland to a 3-1 victory over the United States in the semifinals of the World Hockey Championships.
sport2sport Schlader
May 13, 2001
Aaron Lindberg/Journal-World Photo ZAC SCHLADER, TIPS a rebound back in the rim in the loss to the Texas Bluechips. The St. Louis Eagles lost the Championship game at Allen Field House yesterday (X-X)
Ottawa doubles team advances
May 13, 2001
J-W Staff Report Parsons — Ottawa seniors Kevin Prentice and Travis Garrod captured the Class 4A regional doubles tennis title Monday at Forrest Park.
s Elwell qualifies for state tennis
May 13, 2001
J-W Staff Report Overland Park — Lawrence High sophomore Scott Elwell was the lone city tennis player to survive Monday’s Class 6A regional at Indian Creek Recreation Center.
Death of ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy’ author unexpected
May 13, 2001
Douglas Adams, whose cult science fiction comedy “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” drew millions of fans and spawned a mini-industry, has died at age 49.
Cannes takes peek at ‘Rings’
Tolkien trilogy to start theater run in December
May 13, 2001
Just how did filmmaker Peter Jackson manage to put 3 1/2-foot-high hobbits alongside full-scale humans and a towering wizard for the upcoming movie trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”?
Devil Rays deny report they’ll miss this month’s payroll
Team’s owners involved in dispute
May 13, 2001
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays deny that a dispute among owners of the team could jeopardize the club’s ability to pay players and employees this month. The New York Times, citing a source close to major league baseball’s hierarchy, reported Saturday that even if the team were able to meet the payroll Tuesday, “It looks like they’ll miss it at the end of the month.”
Randa, Royals rough up Radke, rout Twins
May 13, 2001
Brad Radke didn’t shut down the Kansas City Royals. No one would have Saturday night. “They got 25, 30, 40, I don’t know how many hits,” Minnesota manager Tom Kelly said after Kansas City routed the Twins, 12-4. “We could have put Cy Young out there and he would have gotten knocked around, too.”
It’s showtime
Easy-to-grow irises adapt to any garden
May 13, 2001
By Carol Boncella The showy blooms of the iris stand out among spring flowers. These May bloomers sport large, colorful flowers that put on a spectacular show each year. Their stiff, pale green stems arise from a handsome fan of swordlike foliage.
Royal Gorge route follows historical path
May 13, 2001
The newest addition to Colorado’s tourist train trade is the Royal Gorge Route. But its roots are old and pierce deeply into Colorado history. The train staff brags that its line offers “the 12 most spectacular miles of scenery on the Denver & Rio Grande route” because it traverses the dramatic Royal Gorge, home to the world’s highest suspension bridge.
Briefcase
May 13, 2001
In tight job market, graduates must compete Investors pull back market expectations Name that company
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
May 13, 2001
Sport2sport stone
May 13, 2001
Aaron Lindberg/Journal-World Photo SCOTT STONE, TRIES to dodge Jason Horton’s defense during the 2001 Sport 2 Sport Invitational Basketball Tournament Championship game. The St. Louis Eagles lost to the Texas Bluechips (X-X).
Million-seller crooner Perry Como dies
May 13, 2001
Perry Como, the crooning baritone barber famous for his relaxed vocals, cardigan sweaters and television Christmas specials, died Saturday after a lengthy illness. Como died in his sleep at his home, his daughter Terry Thibadeau said. Some sources listed Como’s age as 88; others said he was 87.
Prep picks pros over Gators
May 13, 2001
After months of soul searching, standout recruit Kwame Brown has decided to bypass the University of Florida and head straight to the NBA. Brown, a projected top-five draft pick, released a statement Saturday saying he chose the pros to help his family.
World Briefs
May 13, 2001
Colombia: Colombian fighting kills 22 rebels, 2 soldiers Iran: Nine Afghans arrested for smuggling refugees Germany: Pro-Kurd rally draws 35,000 marchers Germany has a large population of Kurdish and Turkish immigrants Russia: Report: Situation improving for seals Uganda: President wants peace
KU rowing qualifies 3
May 13, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s rowing team’s first varsity eight, first varsity four and first novice eight boats qualified for the grand finals Saturday at the NCAA Central Region Rowing Championships.
Take a rail ride in the Rockies
Tourists recapture Old West on trains
May 13, 2001
Few sounds evoke a bygone era more than a train’s mournful whistle echoing through a steep-walled canyon. Riding trains was how many folks came West for the first time, and it’s a way to better understand life in slower, if not easier, times. In Colorado today, half a dozen tourist trains run on a regular basis, offering riders a glimpse of the Old West.
Big Unit passed up chance at history
May 13, 2001
Randy Johnson had just climbed within sight of baseball immortality Tuesday night, having struck out 20 Cincinnati batters in nine innings. As he came into the Arizona Diamondbacks dugout, manager Bob Brenly offered him a shot at the summit.
Airlines take the vacation out of traveling
May 13, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald If you’re one of the millions of Americans planning to travel by air this summer, here’s a tip from the travel experts: DON’T wait until the last minute to make your arrangements! Order your cyanide pills NOW.
Men: What they’ll do for love
May 13, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald In today’s column, we’ll examine the recent decision by the NBA to allow the use of the zone defense. If there’s time afterward, we’ll talk about exciting new advances in the prevention of jock itch.
In their own words: Honoring that special person on Mother’s Day
May 13, 2001
Khalila Blosser, about her mother, Khabira Gruber: “My mother graduated from high school and became a wife and mother in the mid-1950s. By the mid-1960s, she was a single mother of three struggling to survive in a culture that still requested a man’s signature on contracts such as apartment rentals and utility hookups.v
Visions of motherhood
As years pass, children see how much love means
May 13, 2001
By Amy Trollinger You can see it in their eyes. Adventure, compassion, introspection, tenacity. Not only do Khalila Blosser and her mother, Khabira Gruber, have the same eye color a piercing denim blue but their gazes also hint to shared stories of hardship and, now, contentment.
Bookstore
May 13, 2001
Runners-up post impressive scholastic rm
May 13, 2001
Newton stocking NBDL
Ex-Jayhawk director of personnel for minors
May 13, 2001
By Gary Bedore GET IN THE GAME! The National Basketball Development League (NBDL), the NBA’s minor league, is looking for talented basketball players for its inaugural season. If you will be at least 20 years of age before November 2001, there may be opportunities to play professional basketball with the NBDL.
Sport2Sport falters
Hardballers rebound to take 73-71 victory
May 13, 2001
By Gary Bedore Houston’s Hardballers suffered a one-point loss to New York’s Westchester Hawks late Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. “It was heartbreaking,” Houston point guard Martise Coleman said Saturday afternoon. “We flew into Kansas City, had an hour drive here, got here late and got beat by one.
Church answers prayers for cheaper gasoline
May 13, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Melissa Chapman did a double take Saturday as she drove by the Westside 66 filling station. The sign advertised gasoline for $1.29 per gallon. It was an offer she couldn’t refuse. “I’m not passing that up, not when they’re talking about $3 by the end of the summer,” the Lawrence resident said.
NHL Playoffs: Avalanche cool off St. Louis, 4-1
Devils shut down Lemieux, Jagr in Game 1 of Eastern Conference finals
May 13, 2001
In lieu of flowers, the Colorado Avalanche gave Peter Forsberg a victory. Two days after a ruptured spleen ended Forsberg’s season, the Avalanche got two goals from Joe Sakic and another superb performance from Patrick Roy for a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Saturday.
Cubs surprise everyone but themselves
Sosa’s analysis in spring training doesn’t seem so silly now
May 13, 2001
Sammy Sosa was joking around one day during spring training when someone asked how good the Chicago Cubs could be. “We’re going to surprise a lot of people this year,” he said.
Briefly____________________
May 13, 2001
Tax watchdog group to take message to county Douglas County commissioners will face their first big 2002 budget challenge Monday: the Douglas County Property Owners Assn. Members of the tax watchdog group plan to ask the commissioners to lower the county’s share of the mill levy to offset increased property values countywide. The group usually reiterates its message each year before the county’s budget hearings start in July. Commissioners also will: Note receipt of petition from the Wakarusa-Kaw Drainage District to expand its boundaries and set a public hearing date for consideration. Consider a site plan for expansion of the day school programs at Serenata Farms in Big Springs. Consider a parking agreement with Allen Press Inc. The agreement would allow county employees to use the parking lot on the northeast corner of 11th and Massachusetts streets. Consider a request to seek bids for concrete overlay on the County Road 1061 bridge over Captain Creek. Hear a presentation by the Douglas County Extension Service. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. Monday at the county courthouse, 1100 Mass. __________________________ Community service: THRIL to train volunteers Therapeutic Horse Riding Instruction of Lawrence Inc. (THRIL) is seeking volunteers to help with the program, which provides equine-oriented activities for children and adults with disabilities. THRIL will train volunteers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds arena. According to THRIL officials, a variety of volunteer opportunities are available, and no experience with horses or people with disabilities is needed. THRIL is a nonprofit organization operated by volunteers. For more information or to RSVP for the training session, call 841-9740. __________________________ Art Tougeau: Social Service League gets lift from parade The May 5 Art Tougeau parade raised about $200 for the Social Service League, administrator Jean Ann Pike said. But, she said, the parade served a larger purpose promoting the league, which operates a thrift store at 905 R.I. and provides other community services. “We don’t get a whole lot off the parade,” Pike said. “We get the word of the league out and let people know what we do. The more people who know, the more likely they are to donate money and goods. We survive literally survive on donated goods.” Most of the money raised was from an after-parade party that featured music and films. The rest was from parade entry fees. About 30 vehicles entered the parade. __________________________ Water pollution: Girl Scouts launch drainage program Lawrence Girl Scouts and troop leaders are starting a campaign to educate residents about preventing water pollution. As part of the campaign, the Girl Scouts will visit area storm drains and adhere plastic decals stating “No Dumping Drains to River.” They also will place fish-shaped hang tags on the residential doors in corresponding neighborhoods. The tags outline causes of pollution, its effects on streams and wildlife, and prevention methods. The target area is neighborhoods upstream from Hidden Valley Camp for Girl Scouts, west of the intersection of 15th Street and Kasold Drive. The city has more than 7,500 storm drains. __________________________ Program to discuss changing world Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a program this week about global change and its effects. “The Emerging World Transitions Driving Change” will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Lawrence Holidome, Regency A. Jerry Wade, emeritus associate professor of the community development program at the University of Missouri will be the guest speaker. Reservations are required for the program, which costs $15 per person and includes a deli buffet. They can be made online or by contacting the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 586, Lawrence 66044.
LHS, FSHS baseball in same regional
Lions, Firebirds headed to Manhattan; city softball teams learn destinations
May 13, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Defending Class 6A state baseball champion Lawrence High will begin its state quest in Manhattan. The Lions (12-8) will open regionals against Topeka (7-13) at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Eisenhower Middle School’s Norvell Field.
2001 edition of Academic All-Stars introduced
May 13, 2001
World Briefs
May 13, 2001
Somalia: 40 killed in port battle Ethiopia: Intelligence chief killed Yugoslavia: Key party opposes Milosevic extradition
Regional briefs
May 13, 2001
Jury returns guilty verdict in club deaths Interstate 70 wreck fatal to three Missing body found
Friends and neighbors
May 13, 2001
Educators face budget letdown
Superintendents criticize legislators’ lack of action on districts’ behalf
May 13, 2001
School superintendents believed this was the year the Legislature would boost their budgets with a big increase in funding. Now, some are wondering how to cover their costs. Several studies, including one from a task force assembled by Gov. Bill Graves, had suggested that Kansas’ public schools badly needed more dollars perhaps hundreds of millions more. And they all concluded the time was right.
Topeka business in legal trouble moves to Nevada
May 13, 2001
A Topeka company accused of operating an illegal pyramid scheme is moving its headquarters to Las Vegas to avoid a temporary restraining order that kept it from doing business. The restraining order in Shawnee County District Court has prohibited Renaissance, The Tax People, from selling its tax-advice products for the past six months.
Judge to decide manslaughter case
May 13, 2001
A caretaker who took two disabled men on an unauthorized trip that led to their heat-related deaths has waived his right to a jury trial. Cedric D. James, 26, of Kansas City, is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of Steven Warren and Michael O’Neal.
Player’s assistant sentenced
Aide to former Chief gets 10 years in prison for drug conviction
May 13, 2001
A Lee’s Summit man who was the personal assistant to former Chiefs kick returner Tamarick Vanover has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a drug charge. At his sentencing Friday, Gregory E. Burns took responsibility for his drug dealing. “I did sell drugs,” Burns told Senior U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs.
Jury duty calls chief justice
Shawnee County District Court summons state Supreme Court’s presiding justice
May 13, 2001
Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Kay McFarland has plenty of experience with jurors. She’s appealed to them, testified in front of them, instructed them, affirmed and overruled their decisions. But she’s never been one of them.
Olathe team repeats at BBQ cook-off
May 13, 2001
By Mike Belt Patrick Peaches didn’t need many adjectives Saturday afternoon to describe the barbecue beef and brisket he had on his paper plate. “Oh, it’s delicious,” he said, a big smile flashing across his face as he walked through Broken Arrow Park. “There’s only one problem,” Peaches continued. “You can’t eat everything you want.”
Herb W. Cooper
May 13, 2001
Barnhart services
May 13, 2001
Suspects elude police in high-speed chase
May 13, 2001
By Mike Belt A Topeka man suffered serious injuries early Saturday after he was allegedly beaten by two men who later led Lawrence Police on a high-speed chase to Johnson County, a police spokesman said. Police gave up the pursuit at the Johnson County line on Kansas Highway 10 with the suspect’s vehicle doing an estimated 130 mph, Sgt. Tarik Khatib said.
On the record
May 13, 2001
Regional briefs
May 13, 2001
Five killed when bus carrying soccer team collides with car Family dance scheduled at ECM Underground Railroad Assn. to have meeting Reception to honor retiree
Baseball Briefs
May 13, 2001
McRae thrown out before first pitch Diamondbacks’ Reynoso to rest ailing shoulder Phils’ catcher hurts knee
Democrats blame Miller
May 13, 2001
By Scott Rothschild When assessing the budget damage from the recently completed legislation session, House Democratic Leader Jim Garner blamed someone who wasn’t even there David Miller. “The shadow of David Miller has been cast on this session,” Garner said last week. Miller, former state Republican Party chairman, ran against Gov. Bill Graves in the 1998 primary.
Automobile accidents remain top killer of teens nationally
May 13, 2001
Evidence of the crash would be easy to miss at this intersection on a lonely stretch of two-lane highway, tucked amid the rolling green hills and dairy farms of southern Wisconsin.
Castro praises Powell
May 13, 2001
Colin Powell became the first senior U.S. official in four decades to offer even faint praise of Fidel Castro when he said the Cuban leader has “done good things for his people.” Saturday, Castro had praise of his own for Powell.
Freedom Riders recall struggle
May 13, 2001
Arriving to a hero’s welcome Saturday, Ed Blankenheim said he still recalls the hatred on the faces of the men and women who surrounded and burned his bus in Alabama 40 years ago.
KC’s Greene defends title
May 13, 2001
Olympic and world champion Maurice Greene was timed in 9.96 seconds Saturday, his fastest race this year, to win his second straight Japan Grand Prix men’s 100 meters. The American standout’s time was 0.17 shy of his world record of 9.79 seconds, set in 1999.
Resident: Bar more rowdy than report says
Association president’s comments about American Indians anger Club 508 owner
May 13, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence Police say Club 508 is getting better. Ted Boyle isn’t buying it and says the club’s American Indian clientele is responsible for the problems. Since March, Boyle, president of the North Lawrence Improvement Assn., has spearheaded opposition to renewal of the club’s liquor license. He and other area residents say patrons of the club at 508 Locust St. are rowdy and leave trash throughout the neighborhood.
Macedonia haggles over new government
May 13, 2001
Shattering a brief lull in fighting, army helicopter gunships and battle tanks targeted a northern village on Saturday, drawing machine-gun fire from ensconced ethnic Albanian rebels.
Keller claims emotional Busch victory
May 13, 2001
Jason Keller sped by Busch series points leader Kevin Harvick on the 185th lap Saturday to win the CVS Pharmacy 200, a race that ended in near fisticuffs and tears, but not tragedy. “I had tears rolling down my cheeks the last 10 laps,” Keller said. “I couldn’t help but think about Adam. This whole deal, I want to dedicate to Adam.”
Roots
May 13, 2001
Master Gardeners plan tour Bone meal still safe for spring bulbs
Outdoors Briefs
May 13, 2001
Baldwin duo second in Cheney KWA meet Missouri turkey kills slightly behind 2000 Tourney winners Crappie champs
Unusual bass tourney open to seniors only, boats won’t be allowed
May 13, 2001
Ray Scott is well-known for organizing the first professional bass fishing tournament, a Bass Anglers Sportsman Society event on Arkansas’ Beaver Lake in 1967. Now, he’s organizing one of the most unusual bass tournaments ever, an event with more twists than a sack full of pretzels.
If it’s May, it’s crappie time in Kansas
Kansans pursue popular sportfish because of generous creel limits, delicious white meat
May 13, 2001
For the avid Kansas angler, May means one thing crappie spawn. At this time of year, these tasty, popular sportfish move into shallow water where they may be caught in numbers from boat or shore.
NHL Briefs
May 13, 2001
Sabres forward retires after 18 years in NHL Niedermayer scratched from Game 1 of finals
Program helps mothers depend on one another
May 13, 2001
By Dave Ranney When Savannah Cline’s boyfriend learned she was pregnant, he changed. “He said the baby wasn’t his, which I knew wasn’t true. But after that, he didn’t want anything to do with me,” Cline said, sitting on the front porch of the East Lawrence house her mother rents for $450 a month. Savannah’s son Joseph, now 2 1/2 years old, played nearby.
Cards’ La Russa critical of official scorer’s call
May 13, 2001
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, who expects his players to get a break on the scoring at home, ripped a call after Friday night’s game. La Russa was incensed after official scorer Mike Smith called an error on Chicago Cubs shortstop Ricky Gutierrez, who went behind second to field Mike Matheny’s second-inning grounder, spun and then threw high to first.
Sister’s recovery from Hodgkin’s comforts Jeter
May 13, 2001
For the past six months, Derek Jeter has kept a secret from most of his teammates on the New York Yankees: Sharlee, his 21-year-old sister, had Hodgkin’s disease. But after she underwent her final chemotherapy treatment Friday and received a “cancer-free” diagnosis from her doctors, Jeter felt comfortable sharing the good news.
Bermuda hopes to lure new tourist generation
May 13, 2001
Bermuda, which has had a warm spot for visitors ever since Queen Victoria’s daughter showed up on the island in 1880 to get some sun, is on a new development kick to burnish its tourism image. A law passed in October offers tax and customs concessions to upscale hotel developments that will aid the island’s economy and offer work and training for Bermudans.
Mavericks avoid sweep
Injured Nowitzki spurs Dallas past San Antonio
May 13, 2001
When the buzzer sounded, Dirk Nowitzki walked off the court gently touching his bloodied mouth. Although his front right tooth was missing, Nowitzki and the Mavericks hadn’t felt this good in more than a week.
KU baseball sweeps UTPA on Senior Day
May 13, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Kansas University’s baseball team honored its seniors on Saturday with a ceremony and a pair of wins over Texas-Pan American. The Jayhawks (25-30) steamrolled UTPA, 10-2 and 8-0, at Hoglund Ballpark.
Positive attitude may bring longer, healthier life
May 13, 2001
If you’re happy and you know it you just may live longer. New research released last week stemming from a 15-year study of aging and Alzheimer’s disease in nuns suggests a positive emotional state at an early age may help ward off disease and even prolong life.
Mauresmo knocks off Hingis
Capriati advances to German Open final after foe injures ankle
May 13, 2001
The German Open was supposed to be a showdown between Martina Hingis, Venus Williams and Jennifer Capriati. No one told France’s Amelie Mauresmo or Belgium’s Justine Henin.
McVeigh gives OK to lawyers to explore options for appeal
May 13, 2001
Timothy McVeigh’s attorney returned here Saturday with 3,135 pages of new FBI files to study and McVeigh’s permission to explore a challenge to his conviction and death sentence.
Faith in FBI is latest casualty
Cowboy culture’ at bureau decried
May 13, 2001
The FBI’s failure to turn over more than 3,100 pages of documents to defense attorneys for Timothy McVeigh closes Director Louis Freeh’s eight-year tenure with the most spectacular in a series of stumbles in high-profile cases under his watch.
Secrets of longevity probed
As aged population grows, researchers seek clues to long life
May 13, 2001
Juanita Ollman survived the flu epidemic of 1919, heavy smoking during World War II, a car accident on a North Carolina mountainside when she was 93, and the pneumonia that hospitalized her when she was 99.
Statehouse delivers mixed bag for Lawrence interests
May 13, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Expectations for public schools were raised by Gov. Bill Graves, but the Legislature knocked them down. Expectations for Kansas University were lowered by Graves, but the Legislature raised them up.
The Motley Fool
May 13, 2001
Name that company Mutual funds after taxes
Business briefs
May 13, 2001
Academic All-Stars excel in, out of school
May 13, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Superb high school grades and standardized test scores caught the attention of judges selecting the 2001 Journal-World Academic All-Star team. The panel was equally astonished by the depth of involvement in extracurricular activities among 30 nominees from a dozen Lawrence area high schools.
Job opportunities
May 13, 2001
Revenue dean?
May 13, 2001
Comment Proposed changes for IRAs, 401(k)s would boost rewards, risks
May 13, 2001
For investors and taxpayers, there’s plenty of news coming out of Washington these days, much of it good though there are some hazards lurking within. The White House and congressional negotiators recently agreed to a $1.35 trillion tax cut over 10 years. It’s still not clear how much relief would go to different groups of taxpayers, but it looks like the federal government would stop overbilling for its services, which is what a budget surplus is.
Easier lifestyle
May 13, 2001
Laws help identify porcelain pieces
Japanese china marked with ‘Nippon’ now popular with collectors
May 13, 2001
Porcelain marks, written in alphabets other than the modern alphabet familiar to Americans, are always difficult to decipher. The marks on Asian, Russian and other porcelains were so confusing that the U.S. government passed a law in 1891 that said each piece imported into the United States had to be marked with the name of the country of origin in legible English.
Americans awash in dubious blessings
May 13, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Americans’ lives seem to be overflowing with blessings these days, and President Bush is determined that nothing will keep us from enjoying them. Consider this exchange between a reporter, asking about the Bush administration’s energy policy, and Ari Fleischer, the president’s press secretary.
ABT soars above injuries and finances
May 13, 2001
Trunks filled with costumes and props are stacked in the hallways. Dust collects on exposed pipes in the studio. Sweat hangs over the room. Suddenly, a young man leaps high into the air, suspended for the briefest of seconds like Superman. This rising star, the Ukrainian-born Maxim Belotserkovsky, performs for the American Ballet Theatre, one of the world’s premier companies.
Guarneri gets first new member in 37 years
May 13, 2001
Peter Wiley was 11 and had been playing the cello for four years when his mother got a phone call from a friend recommending a new teacher. The then-fledgling Guarneri Quartet was establishing a residency at Harpur College in Binghamton. Although it was a four-hour roundtrip from the Wileys’ Utica home, they seized the opportunity for Peter to study with Guarneri cellist David Soyer.
Arts notes
May 13, 2001
Greenaway buttons subject of session Tickets for ‘Aida’ on sale Monday Award honors work of Steven Shumway
Apple Valley theater to present melodrama in tribute to founder
May 13, 2001
By Jan Biles A theater near Perry Lake is paying tribute to its founder this summer by fulfilling one of his last requests: a production of the melodrama “The Drunkard.” The Dale Easton Theatre at Apple Valley Farm will stage the play at 8:30 p.m. Saturdays until Sept. 29. “He asked me last year if I’d do ‘The Drunkard’ and I said, ‘No, not without you,’” said Karen Hastings, founder of the Karen Hastings Players and director of the Dale Easton Theatre.
Tangled Web
May 13, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Using the Worldwide Web to deceive university instructors has left Virginia students in an academic tangle. The same computer technology that allowed them to take shortcuts on their class assignments also may prove to be the downfall for 122 University of Virginia students.
The eyes have it
Basic fashion rules apply to sunglasses
May 13, 2001
You’re staring at a case full of sunglasses, and all those sunglasses are staring right back at you. Which one will you try on? What style is best suited for your face? There are multiple factors to consider when shopping for sunglasses, says Carol Norbeck, vice president of special projects for Silhouette, including the shape and proportions of your face and your personal style.
Baby boomers build ‘Home Sweet Investment’
May 13, 2001
Slowdown? What slowdown? Bigger homes, second homes, trophy homes baby boomers continue to gobble up housing at a frenetic pace despite the weaker economy. Sales of both new and previously occupied homes soared to new levels in March.
Poet, philosopher and ‘monster’
Tomas Salamun says his poetry is ‘very diabolical’
May 13, 2001
“Tomaz Salamun is a monster.” So writes the Eastern European poet about himself. Salamun writes his poems in Slovenian, the language of a tiny, newly independent country between Italy and Austria. But his work has reached the world in 33 books translated into dozens of languages.
Landscape photo clicks with Bert Nash
Jim Nedresky’s work stretches from Kansas prairie to Gulf of Mexico
May 13, 2001
By Jan Biles A Lawrence photographer’s work has been selected for this year’s Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center’s Mental Health Month print. Jim Nedresky’s “Winter Prairie, Douglas County,” a landscape shot north of the Lawrence Municipal Airport, will be reproduced on posters and note cards and used to raise money for the mental health center.
Building affordability
Townhomes move into residential ‘void’
May 13, 2001
By Mark Fagan The American Dream of homeownership is getting a new look in Lawrence. And it shares a party wall. “Townhomes are the city’s new affordable housing,” said Tim Stultz, president of the Lawrence Home Builders Assn., who is building 82 duplex units in western Lawrence. “Instead of buying a house, with the prices so high right now, people are turning to the townhome.
Tsil Cafe’ concocts familiar coming-of-age story
Tom Averill mixes exotic recipes some quite unappetizing into his new novel
May 13, 2001
By Mara Reichman Special to the Journal-World Adventurous eaters beware Thomas Fox Averill’s “Secrets of the Tsil Caf(BlueHen Books, 302 pages, $23.95) will tame even the wildest of appetites. With a unique mixture of prose and recipes, this coming-of-age novel will either leave mouths watering or stomachs churning. In the middle of Kansas City’s trendy 39th Street, an American Southwestern “New World” restaurant and an Italian “Old World” catering business share not only the same building but also the same family.
Acadia added to scenic series
May 13, 2001
Acadia National Park in Maine is a haven for nature lovers. Now it is being honored on a 60-cent, international-rate stamp. The stamp, which goes on sale May 30, is the latest addition to the Scenic American Landscapes series. It was designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Md. It is based on a photo by Carr Clifton of Taylorsville, Calif.
Texans hope to make name at tourney
May 13, 2001
By Gary Bedore Deep in the heart of Texas reside some of the best high school basketball players in the country. “I think Texas basketball is as good as some other states New York, Florida, anywhere else,” notes Senecca Collins, a smooth-shooting, solidly built 6-foot-6, 225-pound guard/small forward from Duncanville, Texas.
McVeigh hoopla leads list of jeers
May 13, 2001
By Calder Pickett I’m having a hard time understanding the people who are lined up to see Timothy McVeigh die, and especially the people who want to make the execution a “media event.” Don’t misunderstand me in one respect. I think McVeigh is one of the most loathsome monsters ever to inhabit the planet. I have deep compassion for the people of Oklahoma City whose lives were thrown into disarray in 1995.
Recount costs FSHS boys league title
May 13, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus When Free State High’s boys track and field team left for home Friday night following the Sunflower League meet at Shawnee Mission North, the Firebirds thought they had won their first league championship.
Sharp snares pole for Indianapolis 500
May 13, 2001
Scott Sharp didn’t need any help this time. When Sharp turned the fastest lap during the first six days of practice for the May 27 Indianapolis 500, he laughed it off, saying he had received a big aerodynamic tow from another car and he thought Greg Ray was still the guy to beat for the pole.
Fishermen surprised by crappie revival
May 13, 2001
By Ned Kehde For decades anglers in these parts touted the crappie fishing at Pomona, Perry, Melvern and Clinton lakes as some of the best in the world. Fishermen of all stripes eagerly awaited the last days of April and the first weeks of May, when the crappie began gamboling along shallow shorelines in preparation for their season of procreation.
Treat fire ants with caution
May 13, 2001
By Bruce Chladny With the recent discovery of red fire ants in our community, some gardeners are choosing to spend more time indoors for fear of being attacked. A variety of native ants in the landscape has people wondering: Are they or aren’t they the dreaded fire ant?
Regional baseball roundup
May 13, 2001
J-W Staff Report Ottawa — Third-seeded Ottawa belted four home runs en route to a 14-4 victory over No. 6 Osawatomie on Monday in the first round of a Class 4A baseball regional at Drake Field.
Softball regional roundup
May 13, 2001
J-W Staff Report Hiawatha — Junior catcher Andrea Korb clubbed a grand slam in the top of the second inning to power Tonganoxie to a 7-1 victory over Jefferson West on Monday in the first round of a Class 4A regional softball tournament.
Auto racing results
May 13, 2001
Area Results Saturday at Thunderhill Speedway