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City blotter
May 14, 2001
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
5/16 Artist to be honored at benefit
May 14, 2001
Artist to be honored at Bert Nash benefit
MUST - area school board briefs
May 14, 2001
School boards to meet in Oskaloosa, Ottawa
Ku baseball
May 14, 2001
Kansas baseball coach Bobby Randall wasn’t very talkative after his Jayhawks squeaked by Texas-Pan American, 6-4, on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. After announcing there would be no player interviews after the Jayhaws’ final game of the season, Randall met with the media for one short minute. He avoided talking about his status with the team following a 26-30 season.
KU-Pan Am box
May 14, 2001
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MON Construction projects
May 14, 2001
Following is a list of construction projects that will affect traffic this week in the Lawrence area: 1. Ninth Street between Louisiana and Tennessee streets: One lane of eastbound traffic closed for waterline installation.
Work zone breakout
May 14, 2001
Give ‘Em a Brake The total number of Kansas work-zone accidents has dropped significantly over the past six years. In 2000, 1,407 accidents were reported, with seven fatalities. In 1995, nearly 2,300 accidents occurred, with 17 fatalities.
s disease
May 14, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com More:www.mc.uky.edu/nunnet/
Monday business briefs
May 14, 2001
LAWRENCE Trust seminar to help
KU Rowing
May 14, 2001
COLLEGE ROWING KU boat finishes third
Monday datebook
May 14, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.: Douglas County Commission meeting, county courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Monday Best Bets
May 14, 2001
OF MONTREAL plays tonight at The Replay Lounge, 946 Mass. TODAY
Commencements coincide in Lawrence, Baldwin, Ottawa
May 14, 2001
more: www.commencement.ku.edu Get the caps and gowns ready. It’s graduation time.
Regional golf tee times
May 14, 2001
Class 6A Regional Tee Times Today at Eagle Bend
Scraper services
May 14, 2001
Services for Doris Darlene Scraper, 68, Baldwin, were Monday at Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Scraper died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Shepherd Collins Obituary
May 14, 2001
Shepherd Collins Ottawa — Services for Shepherd L. Collins, 58, Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Ottawa. Burial with military honors will be at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.
City tennis results
May 14, 2001
City Results Sunday at Lawrence Tennis Center
Ruth Brockelman Obituary
May 14, 2001
Ruth Brockelman Memorial services for Ruth Anne Brockelman, stillborn, Eudora, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Overland Park. Cremation is planned.
Nation briefs
May 14, 2001
Row house fire leaves 80 people homeless Chase crash leaves suspect, officer dead Plane crash kills 2 just after takeoff
Area baseball
May 14, 2001
High School Results Monday at Tonganoxie
5-14 Tech check - barbecue ovens
May 14, 2001
The tall guy was talking excitedly as I put five brats on the grill. “My sister has a great recipe for brats,” he said. “Cut up an onion, then put it in a pan with your brats, then pour in some beer. Boil it for an hour, then put it in your refrigerator overnight. Then grill it. It’s the best brat you’ve ever tasted.”
s New briefs
May 14, 2001
KEIJI TACHIKAWA, PRESIDENT of NTT DoCoMo, displays the company’s three handset models. Japan’s top mobile carrier plans to use the models for a limited test run of the world’s first commercial introduction of 3G, or third generation wireless services. Company officials acknowledged that software glitches were behind its decision to limit recipients of 3G service, a superfast cell-phone technology, to 4,000 people. A colon says a thousand words
greenhouse programs cultivates new gardeners
May 14, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com A high school greenhouse program is cultivating future gardeners, farmers and landscape artists.
SOUNDOFF KU grad numbers
May 14, 2001
Are more students graduating from KU this year compared to last year? It appears not. This year’s class comes in at about 5,400. Last year’s graduates numbers 5,767, according to the university.
NCAA snubs KU softball
May 14, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Kansas University’s sweet softball season ended on a sour note Sunday night.
Millennium project draws artist to Guam
May 14, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Going, going, Guam.
Agate cutline
May 14, 2001
AP Photo PITTSBURGH PIRATES LEFT FIELDER JOHN VANDER WAL fails to catch an eighth-inning double by Milwaukee Brewers’ Angel Echevarria on Sunday in Milwaukee. The Brewers won the game, 4-1.
Births
May 14, 2001
* Jeff and Karen Hutchison, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday. * Tina and Aaron Reith, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
Gibbons gives thumbs up to tourney
May 14, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com The Jayhawk Invitational will return to Lawrence next year.
COMMENT Upromise links everyday spending to college savings plan
May 14, 2001
www.savingforcollege.com. Can you spend your way into building a college-savings account? A new company called Upromise thinks the answer is yes.
Ganassi to send four cars to Indy
May 14, 2001
Chip Ganassi has an enviable predicament, trying to find enough people to crew four cars in the Indianapolis 500.
Bourque ‘running out of time’
Colorado tries to take 2-0 lead in Western Conference final
May 14, 2001
Ray Bourque’s 40-year-old body is telling him this probably is his last chance at a Stanley Cup, the only honor that has eluded him in a storied 22-year NHL career.
76ers even series
Iverson scores 30 points in 84-79 win over Toronto
May 14, 2001
Nobody came close to scoring 50. The biggest shot in this game was the one that gave Allen Iverson 30.
Baseball briefs
May 14, 2001
Griffey Jr. not close to returning to lineup Mueller hurt in Cubs’ loss Sox demote Glover Indians recall Baez
Jayhawks snubbed by NCAA
Kansas softball team fails to make field of 48
May 14, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Kansas University’s sweet softball season ended on a sour note Sunday night. The Jayhawks, who finished tied for third in Big 12 Conference regular season standings, were not chosen for the 48-team NCAA Tournament field.
Milton stifles Kansas City’s bats
May 14, 2001
Eric Milton prevented the Kansas City Royals from picking up Sunday where they left off Saturday night. Milton led the Twins to a 7-3 victory by holding the Royals hitless over the first three innings, hours after Minnesota gave up 20 hits in a 12-4 loss.
James Ernest Smith
May 14, 2001
Doris Scraper
May 14, 2001
Lawrence City Commission agenda
May 14, 2001
Execution delay outrages some survivors
May 14, 2001
Tom Kight thought of his 8-year-old granddaughter Sunday as he strolled near a rippling pool where Timothy McVeigh once parked a truck bomb.
Interest groups give insights to energy task force
May 14, 2001
The White House team developing a national energy plan has met with more than 130 interest groups, from environmentalists and unions often at odds with Republicans to major Bush supporters given private sessions with Vice President Dick Cheney.
Cancer cell treatment sows promise at shrinking tumors
May 14, 2001
Researchers on Saturday reported what could be a major advance in the battle against one of the “big four” cancer killers.
Study deciphers aging clues
Nuns’ writing samples speak volumes on predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease
May 14, 2001
By Joel Mathis Writers who pack more punch into their prose stand a better chance of withstanding the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease, a Kansas University researcher says. Susan Kemper, a KU distinguished professor of psychology and a senior scientist with KU’s Center for Gerontology at the Life Span Institute, says that the “idea density” of a person’s youthful writings is a good predictor of whether he or she will suffer the disease. The higher the density, the less chance of mental deterioration.
Ocean warming cycle linked to U.S. rainfall
May 14, 2001
A slow but regular warming and cooling of the North Atlantic Ocean appears to have a strong impact on rainfall in the United States, a discovery that could complicate efforts to measure the effect of global climate change.
World briefs
May 14, 2001
Opposition parties trounce incumbents Displaced Afghan denied refugee status Kosovo fighting erupts ahead of NATO meeting Younger Castro sees no end to revolution
Driver inspires garage rage
May 14, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate There’s road rage and air rage, and now here’s garage rage.
MON City background
May 14, 2001
Staffers are recommending that the city obtain $7 million in temporary notes and use it to finance $5.4 million in construction by CAS Construction, as well as $935,000 to Black & Veatch in Kansas City, Mo., for engineering design services.
MON City bottom line
May 14, 2001
Lawrence city commissioners will consider approval of construction and engineering agreements for the improvement of the Clinton Water Treatment Plant.
MON City agenda
May 14, 2001
Proclamations * Proclaim May 16 as “National Employee Health and Fitness Day.”
Classes of 2001 bear family resemblance ––— Members of the Herod family will claim diplomas at Lawrence High School, Baker and KU
May 14, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com The Herod family should buy stock in a graduation-announcement company.
Bowl tourney
May 14, 2001
LHS wins third consecutive High Q championship Lawrence High School students displayed their firm grasp of art, literature, history, math and science by winning the school’s third consecutive High Q championship.
Texas team wins Jayhawk tourney
May 14, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com They call ‘em the Texas Bluechips for a reason.
What’s new
May 14, 2001
With e-mail, a colon says a thousand words Multiplayer gamers never had it so good THQ marries games, phones
Anonymous venom
May 14, 2001
J-W Editorials When will there be a turn-around on the hate and vitriol we see and hear via e-mail and talk shows?
5-14 Have rising gasoline prices made you consider other…
May 14, 2001
Have rising gasoline prices made you consider other forms of transportation?
Nation briefs
May 14, 2001
No Powerball jackpot winner Drug crackdown hasn’t panned out Energy crisis puts damper on hot tub sales Penn State graduation tense but trouble free
Calkins wastes little time after restless night
May 14, 2001
Buzz Calkins wasn’t about to wait to see if his speed would keep him in the Indianapolis 500 field.
City golfers face tough road to state
Only top three teams, top 10 players in region will advance to Hutchinson
May 14, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus With five of the top six teams from last week’s Sunflower League tournament in today’s Class 6A regional at Eagle Bend Golf Course, there’s little room for error for the city’s two high schools in their bids for state berths.
New review says headers safe
But nobody sure whether bouncing soccer ball off one’s head can cause permanent damage
May 14, 2001
A new review of research finds it’s safe for youngsters to head the ball during soccer games. But parents, coaches and scientists aren’t quite sure what to make of it.
Wilson services
May 14, 2001
Tryin’ to set the night on fire? Latest grilling gizmos can help
May 14, 2001
By Dave Toplikar The tall guy was talking excitedly as I put five brats on the grill. “My sister has a great recipe for brats,” he said. “Cut up an onion, then put it in a pan with your brats, then pour in some beer. Boil it for an hour, then put it in your refrigerator overnight. Then grill it. It’s the best brat you’ve ever tasted.”
Highway crews work on safety
KU dean teaches ways to reduce hazards in construction zones
May 14, 2001
By Kevin Bates Tom Mulinazzi cringes when he sees distracted drivers speeding down the highway. “I’ve seen people talking on the phone, eating lunch, sleeping, reading a newspaper,” he said. “We have people driving around who give their least amount of attention to driving. And they won’t see anything until they hear a thump. And then they’ll hope that thump isn’t a person.”
City golf teams primed for regional at Eagle Bend
May 14, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com With five of the top six teams from last week’s Sunflower League tournament in today’s Class 6A regional at Eagle Bend Golf Course, there’s little room for error for the city’s two high schools in their bids for state berths.
David Dibben Obituary
May 14, 2001
David L. Dibben Overland Park — Services for David Lee Dibben, 60, Olathe, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Olathe. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Overland Park.
Area golf results
May 14, 2001
Area Results Class 4A Regional
Dinosaur skeleton unveiled
May 14, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com There’s a new resident on the fifth floor of Kansas University’s Dyche Hall.
Nation briefs
May 14, 2001
Estate donates $150 million Souvenirs prompt evacuation U.S. to continue N. Korea aid Highway crash kills 6 people
KVSA soccer results
May 14, 2001
Youth Results KVSA Premier Team Updates
Highway crews work on safety –- KU dean teaches ways to reduce hazards in construction zones
May 14, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com Tom Mulinazzi cringes when he sees distracted drivers speeding down the highway.
Brief Paul Wilson services
May 14, 2001
Wilson services A memorial service for Paul E. Wilson, 88, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union.
Cardinals bash Cubs, 13-4
St. Louis sweeps Chicago for seventh consecutive victory
May 14, 2001
A perfect homestand put the defending NL Central champions back on top.
Gibbons pleased with tournament
May 14, 2001
By Gary Bedore The Jayhawk Invitational will return to Lawrence next year. So says recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons, who ran this year’s youth basketball tournament with the Hoop Group and Roger Morningstar of Lawrence Sport2Sport.
Bluechips live up to name
Texas team takes tournament title with victory over St. Louis
May 14, 2001
By Gary Bedore They call ‘em the Texas Bluechips for a reason. “We have a lot of talent, a lot of athleticism,” point guard Daniel Horton understated on Sunday after his high-flying Texas high school all-star team thumped the St. Louis Eagles, 88-71, in the title game of the 17-and-under Jayhawk Invitational at Allen Fieldhouse.
Greenhouse program takes root
May 14, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A high school greenhouse program is cultivating future gardeners, farmers and landscape artists. About 40 Lawrence teen-agers who are taking greenhouse science classes at Lawrence High School and Free State High School have learned how to propagate, transplant and maintain about 70 different kinds of plants.
Billionaire leading Italy’s premier vote
May 14, 2001
Conservative media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi held an early lead in his bid for a comeback victory in Italian elections Sunday, more than six years after he lost the prime minister’s job during a criminal inquiry into his business empire.
Summer job market not bad, despite sluggish economy
May 14, 2001
Norvelle Dickerson is picky about his first summer job. No polyester uniform, no greasy fry cookers. Just how choosy can summer job-seekers afford to be? The nation’s unemployment rate jumped to a 2 1/2-year high of 4.5 percent last month as 223,000 people lost their jobs the most since February 1991, when the country was still mired in recession.
Pigging out at the digital buffet
May 14, 2001
By Joan Silverman BridgeNews If you’re old enough to remember the rotary telephone, you can probably recall some of its more provincial traits. When it rang, it rang with a vengeance there was no voicemail or answering machine to intervene. Either you answered the phone or you didn’t.
Graduation lists bear family resemblance
Members of the Herod family will claim diplomas at Lawrence High School, Baker and KU
May 14, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The Herod family should buy stock in a graduation-announcement company. At the very least, they should get a bulk discount on caps and gowns.
Millennium project draws artist to Guam
May 14, 2001
By Jan Biles Going, going, Guam. Lawrence artist Wayne Wildcat is packing his bags for a trip to the Pacific island. But instead of being crammed with clothes, some of his suitcases will carry layers of prints and materials to build picture frames.
Friends and Neighbors, bed and breakfast couples
May 14, 2001
THIS GROUP OF FRIENDS spent a fun February weekend at the Valley Falls Bed and Breakfast. They have been friends since meeting in a square dance club 28 years ago. Back row, from left: Gene Schultz, Bob Klinkenberg, Bill Smith, Kenny Ikenberry, Jerome Rofkahr, Larry Heinen; middle row, Joann Schultz, Charlotte Klinkenberg, Darlene Smith, Charlotte Ikenberry, Gay Rofkahr; front row, Ruth and Mitt Fredrickson, and Vera and Lee Kennedy. The photo was submitted by Vera Kennedy, 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.
Student murdered in Costa Rica
May 14, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Reports Sunday that a Kansas University student had been murdered in Costa Rica sent a shock wave across campus.
Confession carries no weight in court
May 14, 2001
Timothy McVeigh says he did it, and he is not sorry.
People
May 14, 2001
J-Lo sues to stop sex tape Hollywood cruel to kids Ono stops Lennon fund-raiser Country singers’ trial today
Charles, Bowyer Share ‘97 Country Clash’ Wins
Results from Saturday, May 12, 2001
May 14, 2001
More than 10,000 country music fans were on hand at Heartland Park Topeka Saturday night for the “97 Country Three-for-All Concert’ on the quarter-mile drag strip.
Friends and Neighbors
May 14, 2001
10-year-old boy shouldn’t be sleeping in mother’s bed
May 14, 2001
Horoscopes
May 14, 2001
Coulthard captures Austrian GP
May 14, 2001
David Coulthard saw Juan Montoya blocking Michael Schumacher, and figured he might benefit from their clash at the front of the field in the Austrian Grand Prix.
Niedermayer, Brylin plan to return
May 14, 2001
New Jersey’s Scott Niedermayer, sidelined since taking an elbow in the face from Toronto’s Tie Domi, hopes to rejoin the Devils for Game 2 of their series against Pittsburgh.
Mashburn sparks Hornets past Bucks
May 14, 2001
Jamal Mashburn is the star of the Hornets, he’s lifted his team back into the Eastern Conference playoffs and his mother is successfully battling colon cancer.
Spurs want to finish series soon
May 14, 2001
For the San Antonio Spurs, the loss to Dallas in Game 4 of their NBA playoff series was just a slight setback.
Bryant leads Lakers to sweep
May 14, 2001
Kobe Bryant emerged triumphant from a hectic weekend that was more than most 22-year-olds could handle.
Williams leaving Yankees again to see father
May 14, 2001
Bernie Williams’ ailing father had a heart attack Sunday, and the New York Yankees’ center fielder made plans to again return to Puerto Rico.
KC fires pitching coach
May 14, 2001
The Kansas City Royals addressed their pitching problems Sunday by firing pitching coach Brent Strom.
Orioles erupt in 11th
Jeter’s bobble leads to big inning in Yanks’ loss
May 14, 2001
The Yankees’ usually unhittable closer gave up five runs against a team that had been 0-6 against New York this year. And the Baltimore Orioles, the team with the fewest home runs in the major leagues, hit three Sunday to beat the Yankees 10-5 in 11 innings.
Sideline
May 14, 2001
KU boat finishes third Cone to join Bosox rotation Hornets even playoff series Police crash Rodman’s party
KU closes season with victory
May 14, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Kansas baseball coach Bobby Randall wasn’t very talkative after his Jayhawks squeaked by Texas-Pan American, 6-4, on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. After announcing there would be no player interviews after the Jayhawks’ final game of the season, Randall met with the media for one short minute. He avoided talking about his status with the team following a 26-30 season.
Marvin ‘Rusty’ Coffey
May 14, 2001
Emma Melissa Day
May 14, 2001
Dorothy M. Mason
May 14, 2001
Herbert W. Cooper
May 14, 2001
Joseph J. Cox
May 14, 2001
Commencements coincide in Lawrence, Baldwin, Ottawa
May 14, 2001
Get the caps and gowns ready. It’s graduation time.
Area briefs
May 14, 2001
School boards to meet in Oskaloosa, Ottawa KU sets final exams
On the record
May 14, 2001
Annabelle makes KU debut
May 14, 2001
By Mike Belt There’s a new resident on the fifth floor of Kansas University’s Dyche Hall. Her name is Annabelle. She’s 50 feet long, 140 million years old and she now owns a piece of Kansas history.
Bomber’s lawyers launching review
Legal battle looms as McVeigh attorneys delve into FBI files
May 14, 2001
Lawyers for Timothy J. McVeigh said Sunday that they are pursuing a full investigation into newly disclosed FBI files and most likely will need yet another postponement in his execution date to complete their review. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft, however, said he will not grant another delay, raising the prospect that the case could return to federal court.
KU student slain abroad
May 14, 2001
By Mike Belt Reports Sunday that a Kansas University student had been murdered in Costa Rica sent a shock wave across campus. Details, however, were lacking late Sunday about how Shannon Martin, a 23-year-old Topeka senior, was killed in the small, coastal town of Golfito.
Briefcase
May 14, 2001
Trust seminar to help persons with disabilities Washburn offers course on human resources
Bus crash victims identified
Mother, two children among five dead
May 14, 2001
Five people returning from a party were killed Saturday night when the car they were in collided with a bus carrying a minor league soccer team, authorities said.
Scientology response
May 14, 2001
AD accolades
May 14, 2001
No line in the sand
May 14, 2001
PC makers fighting for survival
As companies wage a price war, customers pay less and get more
May 14, 2001
Big rebates. Free printers. Promotions everywhere. Consumers are now benefiting from a brutal price war as personal computer makers try to stimulate demand and stay alive.
Get pumped with a PC
Internet sites offer exercise advice anytime, anywhere
May 14, 2001
Computers have been blamed for furthering the cause of the couch potatoes, but Mark Geiger is among those who believe they are the future of fitness. “I think ultimately (the computer) will be a face-to-face communication tool that lets us engage with people in their homes or the gym while they’re working out,” said Geiger, co-founder of the Bfitanywhere online fitness program headquartered in Irving, Tex.
Offered help told to leave
Reserve deputy accused of running off volunteers
May 14, 2001
Contractors and farmers who arrived with heavy equipment to help after a tornado hit this town April 21 say they were told sometimes rudely to go home.
Congress oversteps judicial power
May 14, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group It was sheer coincidence that the night before President Bush introduced his first batch of judicial appointees 11 men and women chosen for the circuit courts of appeals that are just one level below the Supreme Court I was having dinner with one of my favorite jurists. He is Tom Stagg, who helped found the modern Republican Party of Louisiana 40 years ago, and now is a senior judge in the federal district court in Shreveport.
Briefly___________________
May 14, 2001
Farmers Market open for the season More than farm-fresh produce was on sale Saturday at the opening of the Lawrence Farmers Market. LaVonne Nauman, left, Lawrence, looked over a basket made by Patricia Snow of Lawrence. The next Farmers Market session will be from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city parking lot on Vermont Street between 10th and 11th streets. ___________________ Benefit Artist to be honored at Bert Nash benefit A Lawrence artist will be honored Friday during a benefit by the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center for creating the 18th annual Mental Health Month print. James Nedresky’s print “Winter Prairie, Douglas County,” will be on display from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in the second floor meeting room of the mental health center, 200 Maine. Those attending will receive a signed copy of the print for a $25 contribution to the mental health center. Those donating $15 will receive a set of note cards. The event is being sponsored by the Bert Nash Endowment Board of Trustees. ___________________ Public health Former Lawrence resident chosen to direct institute David Steffen has been chosen as director of National Institute of Public Health Leadership, based in Chapel Hill, N.C. Steffen, who graduated from Lawrence High School in 1973, has served as director of public health in one of New Mexico’s four regions, centered in Las Cruces. He earned a doctorate in public health from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 2000, and also has earned an undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University and a master’s degree in nurse practitioner and public health administration from Yale University. Steffen is the son of Norm and Kay Steffen, Lawrence. ___________________ Literature Ottawa Library begins book discussion series Ottawa The Ottawa Library, 105 S. Hickory St., will offer a six-part book discussion series with the theme “Behold Our New Century: Early 20th-Century Visionaries” on Tuesday nights, beginning Tuesday and running through June 19. The series features books by and about the historical characters who will visit Ottawa June 22-26 as part of the traveling Great Plains Chautauqua. The series opens with Frederick Krebs of Johnson County Community College, who will lead a discussion of Andrew Carnegie’s “The Gospel of Wealth.” Subsequent discussions will include “Up From Slavery” by Booker T. Washington; “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow; “Mornings on Horseback,” a biography of Theodore Roosevelt by David McCullough; “Twenty Years at Hull-House” by Jane Addams; and “The Soul of the Indian” by Charles Eastman, whose Sioux name is Ohiyesa. The discussion series is free. ___________________ Crime Groundbreaking scheduled for juvenile facility Topeka and state officials, including Gov. Bill Graves, will attend groundbreaking ceremonies this month for a new 150-bed maximum security juvenile detention facility in north Topeka. Scheduled for completion in March 2004, the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex will be capable of housing up to 150 juveniles. A reception will be shortly before the ceremony, Thursday afternoon in a field just east of the Topeka Juvenile Correctional Facility. Also included in the 240,000-square-foot, $39.1 million facility will be a 60-bed diagnostic and classification center, where every boy and girl brought to the facility will undergo a 21-day evaluation. A 15-bed infirmary will provide medical treatment, including obstetric care. The facility will employ about 184 state and 76 contract employees.
Basque separatists strengthen their hand in parliament
May 14, 2001
Moderate Basque nationalists won key elections Sunday in this picturesque region wracked by separatist violence, indicating voters want to move toward independence from Spain but not by violent means.
Macedonia pledges unity against rebels
May 14, 2001
Macedonia’s parliament on Sunday overwhelmingly endorsed a national unity government meant to defuse a bruising conflict with ethnic Albanian insurgents.
Concorde victims’ kin settle lawsuit
May 14, 2001
Relatives of 75 German passengers who died in last year’s crash of a supersonic Concorde jet outside Paris have accepted a hefty compensation offer, a lawyer for the families said Sunday.
KC light-rail plan under fire
May 14, 2001
Kansas City’s proposed light-rail system could be losing support from some voters north of the Missouri River not because the scope of the $793 million plan is too big, but because it’s not big enough.
Few in West protest Israeli retaliation raids
May 14, 2001
With hardly a protest from Western governments, the Israeli army has begun a campaign of quick, destructive and sometimes lethal raids inside territory held by Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority.
New kidney transplant drug may supplant old medication
May 14, 2001
A relatively new anti-rejection drug for kidney patients is less toxic than the mainstay medicine most transplant recipients use and might reduce the need for another transplant, new research suggests.
19-year-old earns physics doctorate
May 14, 2001
He went to college at age 10, and nine years later, John Carter has a Ph.D.
Ancient writing found amid ruins
May 14, 2001
Archaeologists say an ancient civilization that thrived in Central Asia more than 4,000 years ago may have developed a written language or at least experimented with a form of proto-writing.
Coppola releases recut ‘Apocalypse Now’
May 14, 2001
The Cannes Film Festival helped save Francis Ford Coppola from financial disaster on “Apocalypse Now.”
TV cop at center of real murder
Robert Blake’s wife’s slaying puts actor into unwanted limelight
May 14, 2001
On TV’s “Baretta,” Robert Blake was the tough and cocky cop who always knew right from wrong.
Upromise links spending to college savings plans
May 14, 2001
Can you spend your way into building a college-savings account? A new company called Upromise says the answer is yes. Upromise’s idea sounds good. Every time you buy certain goods or services, or shop at certain stores, a small portion of your purchase can be funneled into a college account. You’ll save money without even thinking about it.
Is it time to refinance home loans?
Mortgage brokers see plenty of opportunities for tapping into lower rates
May 14, 2001
Mixed signals over the direction of the economy do more than keep investors on edge and Alan Greenspan employed. They also keep the phones ringing for people such as Eileen Marolla and Steve Broadwell. Marolla and Broadwell are investment advisers. They counsel people on the vagaries of a mortgage loan for most people, a loan that makes possible the biggest investment they will ever make.
Myst III meets expectations
May 14, 2001
How do you follow up on an adventure series that includes the best-selling PC game of all time? Simple. Provide more of the same. With Myst III: Exile, that’s a good thing.