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Charles Moulden Jr. Obituary
May 15, 2001
Charles T. Moulden Jr. Inurnment services for Charles Moulden Jr., 79, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Tuesday datebook
May 15, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Health screening for people 60 and older, Pinecrest II Apartments, community room, 924 Walnut, Eudora. Fee charged.
Final KU softball stats
May 15, 2001
Batting Player AB R H RBI Avg.
Brief _ KU Commencement Rain Plans
May 15, 2001
Q. If it’s raining Sunday, what happens to KU’s plans for commencement starting at 2:30 p.m.? A. It depends on the time of day. If it’s raining in the morning, an announcement will be made at noon about arrangements for a postponed ceremony, according to the university.
Oskaloosa rethinks senior projects
May 15, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com The Oskaloosa school board is taking a second look at a recent decision to drop the high school senior graduation project.
Blotter
May 15, 2001
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
KU softball set 2B, HR records
May 15, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas University’s softball team set school records for doubles and home runs during the 2001 season.
Langford/Roy short
May 15, 2001
J-W Staff Report All’s well that ends well for future Kansas basketball player Keith Langford ” sort of.
Domestic abuse
May 15, 2001
Husband arrested following wife’s beating
s sentence reduced
May 15, 2001
COURTS Probation granted
Jo Ann Douglas Obituary
May 15, 2001
Jo Ann Douglas Inurnment services for Jo Ann Douglas, 77, Lawrence, will be at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence. Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Lawrence.
s close
May 15, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.21; milo, $1.62; corn, $1.72. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.21; milo, NA; corn, $1.72. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.97; soybeans, $4.21; milo, $1.62; corn, $1.72.
TUES tv Best Bets
May 15, 2001
BILLY BACON AND THE FORBIDDEN PIGS performs today at Stu’s Midtown Tavern, 925 Iowa. TODAY
Project Graduation boasts incentive on wheels
May 15, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com schools.lawrence.com/school_news
MUST vigil postponed
May 15, 2001
Prayer service postponed An ecumenical vigil and prayer service planned to coincide with Timothy McVeigh’s execution has been postponed.
Fatality accident in Jeff County
May 15, 2001
Driver killed in truck accident
Ghghg ghghg
May 15, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Free State senior standout golfer Charlie Santaularia will be traveling solo to the Class 6A state boys golf tournament next Monday at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson.
Randall miffed at media/says KU finished strong
May 15, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas baseball coach Bobby Randall admits he was a bit choked up after Sunday’s season-ending 6-4 victory over Texas-Pan American.
Ghghghgh
May 15, 2001
Somebody asked me if I was surprised by any of the names on Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s athletics director search committee. My reply was no. Then I thought for a moment and said, “Well, maybe Tracy Bunge. I know Hemenway wanted a coach on his panel, but I thought he might go for someone with more experience.”
Woods goes international
May 15, 2001
Tiger Woods came to the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open in 1999 amid a four-month winless drought. He won the tournament to start a streak of four titles in seven events. Last year, though, Woods let a third-round lead slip away here and was beaten by Lee Westwood of England.
Public should fund campaigns
May 15, 2001
By Robert Reno Newsday In his masterful book “Everything for Sale” published in 1997, Robert Kuttner argued that “a capitalist democracy exists in necessary tension between the contradictory principles of one citizen/one vote and one dollar/one vote. Money buys nearly everything else and keeps trying to buy what should not be for sale in politics.”
Rules for bikes, too
May 15, 2001
Impressive sight
May 15, 2001
J-W Editorials Making a home for a family of dinosaurs may require some additional planning by Kansas University officials.
Briefly________________
May 15, 2001
Courts Probation granted in manslaughter case A Shawnee teen originally sentenced to 30 months detention for the death of a Lawrence woman was given probation Monday in Johnson County District Court. A hearing was conducted to review the sentence of Sean Scott, 16, who pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Felecia Bland, 36. Bland and Scott collided Sept. 16 on Kansas Highway 10, about 15 miles east of Lawrence. Bland died at the scene. Scott’s blood-alcohol concentration was measured at .15 percent. Johnson County prosecutors asked for a 24-month sentence their original request when sentencing proceedings began but Judge Janette Sheldon reduced the sentence to probation, according to Richard Ramos, Bland’s brother. The exact length of probation wasn’t available. Prosecutors didn’t return phone calls Monday. A tree and garden dedication ceremony with a butterfly release in Bland’s memory was last week, in the above photo, at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. ________________ Courts Trial end may be near in killing of KU graduate New York The prosecution may finish its presentation today against a man suspected of stabbing to death a Kansas University graduate two years ago. During testimony Monday, a medical examiner testified that the stab wound that killed 26-year-old Amy Watkins in March 1999 couldn’t have been an accident, Watkins’ father, Lawrence Watkins, said in a telephone interview Monday afternoon. David Jamison, 28, is charged with first-degree murder in Amy Watkins’ death. Jamison has contended that the stabbing was an accident and that Watkins had backed into his knife. Assistant Dist. Atty. Kyle Reeves was expected to call additional witnesses today before giving the defense its turn, Lawrence Watkins said. “I’m hoping we could have a verdict as soon as Wednesday afternoon,” he said. Lawrence Watkins, who has lived in New York since 1992, said he has been attending the trial since it began Friday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Amy’s mother, Margaret Tafoya, lives in St. Louis and has not attended the trial, Lawrence Watkins said. After graduating from KU with a bachelor’s degree in social work, Amy Watkins moved to New York. She was stabbed while walking along a Brooklyn Street. ________________ Internet Kansan sentenced to prison on underage-sex charges A Kansas man has been sentenced to federal prison for having sex with a 12-year-old girl he met in an Internet poetry chat room. U.S. District Judge Fremming Nielsen ordered Eugene K. Dickens, 56, to serve 7 1/2 years in prison. The sentence was handed down Friday in Spokane, Wash. Dickens pleaded guilty in November to travel with intent to engage in a sexual act with a juvenile. The Wenatchee, Wash., girl was with Dickens when FBI agents arrested him July 11 at a bus station in Lawrence. He allegedly used a Kansas University computer to correspond with the girl, who now is 13. She was reported as a runaway June 26. Court documents say the girl’s mother called authorities after finding Internet e-mail on her home computer indicating her daughter planned to travel to Spokane, Wash., to meet with an unknown male. FBI agents tracked the subscriber information to computer owners in Oskaloosa, Kan., who told them that Dickens had used their computer June 23, court documents say.
Chocolate demise awaits fire ants
May 15, 2001
By Joy Ludwig For Lawrence’s imported red fire ants, it could be death by chocolate. This week, officials from the Kansas State Department of Agriculture may use a chocolate bait to help eliminate the aggressive fire ant population in a two-block area off 24th Place and Inverness Drive. The bait must be used in dry weather when the temperature is between 75 and 90 degrees, they said.
More undisclosed records found
Documents show hunt for ‘John Doe No. 2’
May 15, 2001
A second batch of undisclosed records in the Oklahoma City bombing has been found in Baltimore, sources said Monday, prompting the FBI to send out a worldwide directive ordering all bureau field offices and attaches to comb their files for any more documents that may not have been turned over to Timothy J. McVeigh’s lawyers.
Nation briefs
May 15, 2001
Special ed student dies after struggle
Forum follow-up brings ideas into focus
May 15, 2001
By Mike Belt Forming neighborhood social groups, increasing the involvement of college students and working to improve race relations. Those were just a few of the many ideas discussed during Monday night’s public forum at the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.
Bowling: Lawrence’s Glass leads
May 15, 2001
Lawrence’s Bob Glass, fresh off a victory at last week’s Greater Syracuse Senior Open, bolted to the second-day lead at the Pennsylvania Open on Monday at Colonial Hills Bowl.
Births
May 15, 2001
* Raymond Brady and Amy Girard-Brady, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
Farmland lays off 68 union workers
May 15, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.farmland.com
McVeigh writes back about pre-requiem
May 15, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com A former Lawrence resident who plans to perform a symphonic requiem in Terre Haute to accompany the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has been exchanging letters with the mass killer.
Chocolate demise awaits fire ants
May 15, 2001
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Briefcase
May 15, 2001
SunTrust attempts to block First Union deal Owner of J.C. Nichols to buy J.D. Reece Realtors Kerr-McGee to buy HS Resources Smith & Wesson sold to Arizona company
New Sprint ‘worker’ keeps geese in check
Shayla, a border collie, patrols 240-acre campus
May 15, 2001
Sprint Corp.’s latest hire makes some guests at the company’s new, multimillion dollar campus a little nervous. But then, that’s her job.
Nation briefs
May 15, 2001
Polygamy trial jurors picked Ashcroft prayers criticized Mom charged in baby’s death Playwright Jason Miller dies
County commission briefs
May 15, 2001
Budget restraint sought Drainage district needs room to grow Farm to offer new day camp Bridge repair advances
Area briefs
May 15, 2001
Driver killed in truck accident LHS wins third consecutive High Q championship LMH to offer breast-feeding class Alumni to receive citations
NBA Playoffs: Spurs blast Mavericks
San Antonio finishes off Dallas, 105-87
May 15, 2001
Despite all the barbs the Los Angeles Lakers have thrown, the San Antonio Spurs haven’t fought back. Now they’re going to get their chance. Tim Duncan scored 32 points and grabbed 20 rebounds as San Antonio cruised past the Dallas Mavericks 105-87 Monday night, sending the 1999 champion Spurs to the Western Conference finals against the defending champion Lakers.
Mays wins fifth as Twins slip past Royals, 3-1
May 15, 2001
Joe Mays is just trying to keep up with the Radkes and the Miltons. Mays became the Minnesota Twins’ third five-game winner, allowing six hits in eight innings to lead the AL Central leader over the Kansas City Royals, 3-1, Monday night.
5-15 Should marijuana be legalized for medicinal purposes?
May 15, 2001
Should marijuana be legalized for medicinal purposes? Graham Leuschke,
COMMUNITY Lawrence pinpoints issues for betterment
May 15, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Forming neighborhood social groups, increasing the involvement of college students and working to improve race relations.
Friends and Neighbors, Easter Bunny w/ grandchildren
May 15, 2001
THE EASTER BUNNY made a surprise visit to Betty and Richard Craig’s home at Lake Dabinawa during an Easter egg hunt by their grandchildren. Back row, from left: Kourtni Campbell, Betty Craig (as the Easter Bunny), holding Sommer Gratton and Ty Gambrill, Kody Campbell; front row, Kassi Gratton. Kody and Kourtni are the children of Robin Gambrill and Chris Campbell. Ty is the son of Eric and Robin Gambrill. Kassi and Sommer are the children of Chris and Staci Gratton. The photo was taken by Eric Gambrill and submitted by Betty Craig. 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.
Free State pumped to host soccer regional
May 15, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Fresh off a shutout win over cross-town rival Lawrence High and already assured of its first winning season in girls soccer, Free State High is pumped heading into today’s regional opener against Emporia.
TUES tv cutline
May 15, 2001
AP Photo “FRONTLINE” EXAMINES THE DECLINING REPUTATION of the Los Angeles Police Department at 9 p.m. on PBS. The news program reveals a connection between the squad’s biggest corruption scandal and the mob-infiltrated world of rap music.
Business briefcase for Tuesday
May 15, 2001
SunTrust attempts to block First Union deal
Remaining wheat acres struggling as heat looms
May 15, 2001
Remaining stands of hard red winter wheat in Kansas revived slightly after last week’s rains, but more summer-like temperatures forecast for this week threaten to set back what few gains the struggling crop has made. Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that as much as 39 percent of remaining acres were in poor or very poor condition just a bit of an improvement from the 41 percent in that shape a week ago.
Kansas-based solar system model planned
May 15, 2001
Trying to put the solar system into a perspective to help people better grasp its size, physicist Tim Folkerts is planning a scale model centered in Hays and extending east to Topeka.
KU softball set records for doubles, home runs
May 15, 2001
Kansas University’s softball team set school records for doubles and home runs during the 2001 season. The Jayhawks slammed 86 two-base hits, led by Katie Campbell’s 16, to eclipse the old mark by two. And led by Leah Tabb’s school-record 12 homers, the Jayhawks crashed 26 round-trippers, three more than the school standard.
Rising age, cohabitation levels change U.S. outlook
May 15, 2001
Aging baby boomers pushed the nation’s median age to its highest level in history during the 1990s. At the same time, America experienced its biggest baby boom since the 1950s, according to Census figures released Monday. The latest information shows the American family in a continuing state of flux with an increasing number of people living together outside marriage and more single women rearing children.
Lawrence, FSHS travel to Manhattan
Both city baseball teams to play in Little Apple regional today
May 15, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus For the second consecutive year, Free State High will travel to Manhattan for a Class 6A baseball regional to face the top-ranked Indians. The Firebirds (5-15 and the No. 8 seed) will meet No. 1 Manhattan (17-1) at 4:30 p.m. today at Eisenhower Middle School’s Norvell Field.
NHL Playoffs: Colorado bests Blues, 4-2
Goalie Roy stops 28 shots as Colorado grabs 2-0 series lead in Western finals
May 15, 2001
On one end of the ice, Patrick Roy continues to make critical saves. On the other end, Roman Turek is simply becoming a critic. Roy stopped 28 shots and the Colorado Avalanche tallied three goals from unlikely offensive sources as they took control of the Western Conference finals with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.
Condemned killer helps arrange performance of execution song
May 15, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A former Lawrence resident who plans to perform a symphonic requiem in Terre Haute to accompany the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has been exchanging letters with the mass killer. In a letter from McVeigh to David Woodard, McVeigh says Woodard is the only one who understands the bomber’s reference to the children killed as “collateral damage.”
Farmland sends out pink slips
68 union workers get layoff notices
May 15, 2001
By Mark Fagan Farmland Industries on Monday laid off 68 union employees at its nitrogen plant in Lawrence, blaming a persistently bad market for fertilizer. The layoff the second since late 1999 leaves 26 union employees to handle maintenance responsibilities at the 500-acre plant, which Farmland shut down two weeks ago. The plant was squeezed by high natural gas costs and burdened with too much product in a softening market.
Baseball Briefs
May 15, 2001
Bernie Williams’ father dies Phillies’ Lieberthal out for season Smoltz eyes return to rotation Thursday Cone to join Red Sox rotation Usher planning return to work Yankees call up Perez
Donald Averill Obituary
May 15, 2001
Donald Averill Wellsville — Services for Donald “Slim” Averill, 91, Wellsville, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Wilson and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Wellsville. Burial will be in Wellsville Cemetery.
Student slain in Costa Rica
May 15, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com The FBI may join Costa Rican officials investigating the brutal weekend slaying of a Kansas University student who traveled to the Central American country last week to complete her research on tropical ferns.
s close
May 15, 2001
Dow Industrials +56.02, 10,877.33
World briefs
May 15, 2001
European Union begins N. Korea recognition Rift Valley fever claims 124 lives Date set to raise sunken submarine Red Cross remove villagers from attacks
Ruth Brockelman
May 15, 2001
Santaularia makes state
Lawrence High’s Wilson, Blevins also qualify
May 15, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High senior standout golfer Charlie Santaularia will be traveling solo to the Class 6A state boys golf tournament next Monday at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson. Santaularia, last year’s state runner-up, carded a 5-over-par 77 on Monday to finish third at the 6A regional at windy Eagle Bend. He was the lone Firebird to qualify for state.
Gogel signs with Buick
May 15, 2001
GOLF Buick taps ex-Jayhawk Gogel
Marshall advances
May 15, 2001
J-W Staff and Wire Reports Kansas City — Kansas University golfer Chris Marshall has advanced to the second stage of qualifying for the U.S. Open.
Dire wage forecast falls flat
May 15, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Editor’s note: The Mark Shields column published in Saturday’s J-W is being repeated to correct sections that were garbled as a result of a computer problem.
Marriage penalty tax relief years away
May 15, 2001
A couple tying the knot this summer would have to wait five years for relief to begin from the tax code’s marriage penalty under a compromise Senate tax cut proposal. They’d be near their 10th anniversary by the time the penalty disappeared altogether.
World briefs
May 15, 2001
Heart-defect deaths in children down States, D.C. sue make of heart medicationv Cholesterol-treatment guidelines updated
County commission briefs
May 15, 2001
Budget restraint sought Members of a tax watchdog group Monday asked Douglas County commissioners to hold the line when preparing the 2002 budget.
Briefs
May 15, 2001
Husband arrested following wife’s beating Lecompton store robbed through hole in the wall
Briefs
May 15, 2001
Farm accident kills 6-year-old Broker sentenced for securities fraud Reno County sheriff charged with bribery
6Sports report: three local golfers advance
May 15, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the windy day’s worth of high school regional golfing Monday. Free State’s Charlie Santaularia, and Lawrence High’s Spencer Wilson and Zach Blevins all advanced to the State tournament.
Teen should appreciate parents’ concern, supervision
May 15, 2001
Horoscopes
May 15, 2001
Daily ticker
May 15, 2001
Fed expected to reduce rates
Economists have mixed views on size of today’s likely cut
May 15, 2001
The Federal Reserve, which has cut interest rates four times this year trying to stave off a recession, is expected to reduce rates still further today. Many economists, but not all, believe the rate cut will be half a point, which would match the size of the previous four cuts as the Fed staged its most aggressive rate-reducing effort since Chairman Alan Greenspan took office in 1987.
Friends and neighbors
May 15, 2001
High schools shrink out of existence
May 15, 2001
It was a ceremony like so many others across the country this time of year, but this time there was a bittersweet note Saturday’s commencement was the last at tiny Morland High School.
Lawmakers give troopers a raise
Starting pay still low compared to surrounding states, statistics show
May 15, 2001
Despite a tighter-than-expected budget, lawmakers gave Gov. Bill Graves one thing he wanted more money for state troopers and corrections officers. In fact, legislators ended up giving corrections officers more of a salary increase than Graves had sought and the same is likely to hold true for the troopers.
Help on Harvard
May 15, 2001
Issue of speed
May 15, 2001
U.S. judiciary strays from Constitution
May 15, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Even before President Bush nominated his first group of judges to the federal bench, liberal politicians began tossing rhetorical grenades. They spoke of the nominees as “extreme” and “out of the mainstream” prior to knowing their names. Liberals can no longer hide their intent to make laws through the courts. The most controversial court decisions would never get through a Congress that must stand for re-election.
Not for children
May 15, 2001
Jo Ann Douglas
May 15, 2001
Scraper services
May 15, 2001
Shepherd Collins
May 15, 2001
David L. Dibben
May 15, 2001
Oskaloosa rethinks senior projects
May 15, 2001
By Mike Belt The Oskaloosa school board is taking a second look at a recent decision to drop the high school senior graduation project.
On the Record
May 15, 2001
Jury deliberates in teen’s teacher-murder case
May 15, 2001
Jurors deliberated Monday in the first-degree murder trial of a 14-year-old boy accused of gunning down his English teacher in a fit of rage last year.
Langford makes prom, misses finale
May 15, 2001
All’s well that ends well for future Kansas basketball player Keith Langford sort of. Langford, a 6-foot-4 guard/forward from Crowley, Texas, flew from Dallas to Kansas City on Friday in time to play in the Jayhawk Invitational youth tournament at Allen Fieldhouse.
Coach: KU baseball finished strong
Randall ‘disappointed’ by portrayal after season-ending win
May 15, 2001
Kansas baseball coach Bobby Randall admits he was a bit choked up after Sunday’s season-ending 6-4 victory over Texas-Pan American. “Yesterday was an emotional day for our players because there were so many seniors leaving. And it was hard for me to say goodbye,” said Randall, who had seven seniors go out winners at Hoglund Ballpark. “Those kids played right to the very end.”
Lions’ Elwell headed to state tennis
May 15, 2001
Lawrence High sophomore Scott Elwell was the lone city tennis player to survive Monday’s Class 6A regional at Indian Creek Recreation Center. Elwell went 2-2 and placed fourth in singles to qualify for the 6A state tournament on Friday and Saturday at Wichita State’s Coleman Tennis Complex.
Andretti safely in Indy field
Driver re-qualified on Sunday
May 15, 2001
The Andretti family has a legacy of problems at the Indianapolis 500. This time, Michael Andretti’s car was too slow. A bad qualification time had threatened his spot in the starting lineup for the race on May 27 the former CART champion’s return to Indy for the first time since the open-wheel split began after the 1995 season.
Project Graduation boasts four-wheel incentive
May 15, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Seniors at Lawrence’s two high schools will have a chance at Project Graduation 2001 to win more than $20,000 in prizes, including a red Honda Civic. Students from Lawrence High School and Free State High School will cap graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 27, with a 5 1/2-hour party at The Granada, 1020 Mass.
Nichols files Supreme Court appeal
May 15, 2001
The FBI’s failure to turn over thousands of documents from the investigation of Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing should persuade the Supreme Court to reconsider the case of co-conspirator Terry Nichols, Nichols’ lawyers argued in a new appeal.
Israelis kill Palestinian policemen
May 15, 2001
The Israeli army shot and killed five Palestinian police officers at a West Bank checkpoint early Monday in a mysterious incident that raised tempers to the boiling point.
Coast Guard raid yields record amount of cocaine
May 15, 2001
In the biggest cocaine seizure in U.S. maritime history, the Coast Guard found 13 tons of the drug aboard a fishing boat that aroused suspicion because it had no working fishing equipment and few fish.
6Sports report: Elwell nets a state bid
May 15, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Lawrence High sophomore Scott Elwell’s advance to the 6A state tennis tournament. Elwell placed fourth on Monday in regional action in Overland Park.
DEA office inflated arrests, agents say
May 15, 2001
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Caribbean office routinely falsified its claims of drug arrests and seizures for at least three years, according to five present or former agents who worked there.
Kansas begins ‘Meth Watch’
Retailers to assist in drug detection
May 15, 2001
State officials launched a campaign Monday to employ the watchful eyes of retailers to help curb the growing problem of methamphetamine production. Dubbed “Meth Watch,” the program is a partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and 13 major retailers to detect and report excessive purchases of ingredients for the production of methamphetamines.
Bush vows crackdown against gun violence
May 15, 2001
Promising to be a “determined adversary” to gun violence, President Bush announced plans Monday to mobilize federal and local prosecutors who will focus exclusively on gun-related crimes.
U.S. strategy in Asia outdated, study says
May 15, 2001
The United States should shift the focus of its military presence in Asia toward the Philippines and other nations closer to potential hot spots such as Taiwan, a Pentagon-sponsored study says.
Campus parties’ destruction, arrests baffle administrators
May 15, 2001
Just college kids partying. That’s all it was, Kyle Fisher says. Semester ending at the University of Northern Colorado. Many underage drinkers. Revelers burned sofas in the street, a television set, junk. A couple of hundred kids. Then police came.
High Court rejects medical use for marijuana
May 15, 2001
The Supreme Court ruled 8-0 on Monday that there is no exception in federal law for people to use marijuana to ease their pain from cancer, AIDS or other illnesses. Patients could still use marijuana for medical reasons in states that allow it, legal experts said. But it would be more difficult to obtain the drug because the Supreme Court said distribution violates federal law, they said.
Supreme Court overturns decision in Garvey settlement
May 15, 2001
Former baseball player Steve Garvey will pursue collection of a $3 million labor settlement through an arbitrator after the Supreme Court overturned the settlement Monday.
National League Roundup: Backup pops Pirates
Casanova has 4 RBIs in Brewers’ win
May 15, 2001
Raul Casanova gave Milwaukee manager Davey Lopes exactly what he wanted from his backup catcher. Casanova drove in four runs with a homer and a single as the Brewers beat Pittsburgh, 11-8, Monday to improve to 10-0 in day games at Miller Park.
Webber headed to Eastern division
Sacramento standout free agent could play for Knicks or Orlando next season
May 15, 2001
You figure this is what Sacramento’s Chris Webber has learned from the conference semifinals with the Lakers: Time to head east, young man. If Webber is serious about winning an NBA title, which he insists he is, it’s not about to happen with Shaquille O’Neal in the same division and Tim Duncan in the same conference.
Minnesota fires Littlejohn
Women’s hoops coach canned after violations uncovered
May 15, 2001
Two years after an academic fraud scandal tarnished Minnesota’s men’s basketball program, its women’s coach was fired Monday for a pattern of rule-breaking that included improper benefits to players.
Giants bill Mets for damage
May 15, 2001
The New York Mets are being billed $4,000 by the San Francisco Giants for damaging the visitor’s dugout and clubhouse at Pac Bell Park after a loss last week. The Giants said the dugout ceiling, bat rack, clubhouse heating panel, a phone line, two doors and a bathroom stall were among the items damaged after the Giants beat the Mets, 3-2, in 10 innings.
Buick taps ex-Jayhawk Gogel
May 15, 2001
Former Kansas University golf standout Matt Gogel, now in his second year on the PGA Tour, has signed a sponsorship agreement with Buick. Gogel, 30, finished 80th in PGA Tour money last year with $604,199. His best finish was a tie for second place at the Pebble Beach National pro-am.
Monarchos 2-1 favorite
May 15, 2001
Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos, above, began preparations for the Preakness with a gallop of 11/2 miles Monday at Pimlico Race Course. After the session, trainer John Ward Jr. was convinced that his horse was ready to run well in Saturday’s race.
Firebirds fired up for regional
May 15, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Fresh off a shutout win over cross-town rival Lawrence High and already assured of its first winning season in girls soccer, Free State High is pumped heading into today’s regional opener against Emporia.
Knight means big bucks for Tech
May 15, 2001
Texas Tech rejuvenated Bob Knight’s career, and he in turn has pumped life into his new school. Since hiring Knight to take over the ailing Red Raiders’ program, the school sold out its reserved seats for home games in four days, donations are up and mail most of it positive has flooded the basketball office, athletics director Gerald Myers said Monday.
Kansas suffered bad year again
May 15, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Somebody asked me if I was surprised by any of the names on Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s athletics director search committee. My reply was no. Then I thought for a moment and said, “Well, maybe Tracy Bunge. I know Hemenway wanted a coach on his panel, but I thought he might go for someone with more experience.”
Academy Award winners live longer, study indicates
May 15, 2001
Oscar winners live nearly four years longer than their colleagues, according to a study that credits the “You like me! You really like me!” effect of an Academy Award on an actor’s self-esteem.
Police mum on gun used to kill Blake’s wife
May 15, 2001
Police would not comment Monday on a report that investigators found the gun used to kill actor Robert Blake’s wife.
Curtains yet to fall on orchestra
Louisiana symphony’s ‘co-op’ approach reviving sounds of ten years ago
May 15, 2001
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, which bills itself as the nation’s only musician-owned and -operated symphony, is closing its 10th season on a fitting note later this week: with Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony.
People
May 15, 2001
Too much Destiny? … and speaking of overexposure Hometown honors Brinkley ‘Hometown’ boots out ‘Ed’
Royals demote Cogan
May 15, 2001
The Kansas City Royals sent left-hander Tony Cogan to Double-A Wichita and called up infielder Wilson Delgado on Monday. Cogan was 0-2 with an 8.18 ERA, but was the only left-hander on the Royals’ struggling pitching staff. The Royals fired pitching coach Brent Strom before Sunday’s game.
Damron wins playoff
Verplank falls on fourth extra hole at Nelson Classic
May 15, 2001
Robert Damron withstood a strong run by Tiger Woods in regulation, then beat Scott Verplank on the fourth hole of a playoff at Sunday’s Byron Nelson Classic.
U.S. to build missile shield despite global reservation
May 15, 2001
The Bush administration affirmed Monday it would construct a defense against missiles, if one is needed, whatever Russia and other nations may think of the plan.
Gov. Bush denies extramarital affair with Florida aide
May 15, 2001
Gov. Jeb Bush, facing published reports of infidelity with a political appointee as he considers a re-election campaign, on Monday dismissed the rumor as an “outright lie.”
FBI may investigate Costa Rica slaying
May 15, 2001
By Kevin Bates The FBI may join Costa Rican officials investigating the brutal weekend slaying of a Kansas University student who traveled to the Central American country last week to complete her research on tropical ferns. Shannon Martin, 23, was found dead about 3 a.m. Sunday in the small Pacific port town of Golfito. She had been stabbed several times, officials said.