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FBI director admits mistakes in McVeigh case
May 16, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 10:49 a.m.) FBI Director Louis Freeh acknowledged Wednesday a “serious error” in the bureau’s failure to provide Timothy McVeigh’s lawyers with evidence in the Oklahoma City bombing case. He said FBI headquarters had several times asked field offices to send in the material.
Vinland residents celebrate their history
May 16, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Vinland — The little town between Lawrence and Baldwin that would have been Vineland but for a typo held its second annual Founders’ Day celebration Tuesday.
Pungent flavors add depth to quick catfish dish
May 16, 2001
www.catfishinstitute.com Once the cook has made sure the catfish and the spinach are at hand, other ingredients for this dish are probably on the pantry shelf — and dinner can be ready in about 20 minutes.
Baker honors Lawrence business and community leaders
May 16, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Baker University on Tuesday honored three Lawrence residents for their civic and community involvement.
Free State softball falls
May 16, 2001
J-W Staff Report Junction City — Free State High’s softball season ended Tuesday with a 5-0 regional loss to Junction City.
Services for slain student slated here, Topeka
May 16, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com Services are scheduled in Topeka and Lawrence to honor a Kansas University student murdered in Costa Rica.
Wednesday datebook
May 16, 2001
TODAY Canceled: Douglas County Commission meeting.
LHS, FSHS box scores
May 16, 2001
Lawrence 15, Topeka 0 LAWRENCE ab r h bi
City briefs
May 16, 2001
Treatment plant expansion OK’d
Club 508 gets drinking establishment license
May 16, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Lawrence city commissioners approved renewal Tuesday of a drinking establishment license for a controversial North Lawrence bar.
Baker golfer leads (sideline?)
May 16, 2001
COLLEGE GOLF Baker’s Lewis leading
Student falls at Hashinger
May 16, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com A Kansas University freshman was in fair condition Tuesday with two shattered ankles after he fell about 45 feet from a residence hall window ledge.
Western earnings slide in quarter
May 16, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Western Resources’ first-quarter earnings plunged 92 percent from a year ago, fueled in part by increasing expenses for power plants but mostly because of a decline in the sale of marketable securities.
Bank suspect competent
May 16, 2001
Bank suspect ruled competent Paul David Lee, charged last year with attempting to rob a Lawrence bank, is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in Topeka.
Regents evaluate Hemenway
May 16, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s job performance will be evaluated today by the Kansas Board of Regents, and he can barely speak because of laryngitis.
5-16 strawberry
May 16, 2001
The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times The Beatles sang about them in fields forever, Shakespeare referenced them in Henry V and sweethearts have always praised their ability, especially when dipped in chocolate, to kindle the flames of romance.
s Kitchen brief
May 16, 2001
‘Jayni’ bookends a great meal MORE: www.sunflower.com/jayni.shtml
Shannon Martin obit
May 16, 2001
Shannon Martin A memorial service for Shannon Lucile Martin, 23, Lawrence, will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building on the Kansas University campus. Funeral arrangements are pending at Countryside United Methodist Church in Topeka and will be announced later by Penwell-Gabel Midtown Funeral Home, Topeka. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.
s transfer sought
May 16, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com To accommodate a downtown department store, transit officials will take a closer look at moving a transfer point for city buses
WED tv Best Bets
May 16, 2001
THOMAS MAPFUMO AND THE BLACKS UNLIMITED plays today at Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
City tennis results
May 16, 2001
City Results Tuesday at Lawrence Tennis Center
s close
May 16, 2001
Farmers Cooperative Assn. bought limited amounts of grain out of open storage Tuesday, and did not post formal bids. Local markets
KU track heads to league
May 16, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas University’s track team is headed to College Station, Texas, for the Big 12 Outdoor track and field championships.
WED tv Tune cutline
May 16, 2001
ON TONIGHT’S SEASON FINALE of “The West Wing,” President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) and the White House staff cope with the death of Bartlet’s long-time secretary, Mrs. Landinham (Kathryn Joostin).
Births
May 16, 2001
* Westley Walker and Courtney Fisher, Lawrence, a girl, Monday. * Joe and April Stewart, Garnett, a girl, Monday.
s close
May 16, 2001
Dow Industrials —4.36, 10,872.97
Total robbery arrest
May 16, 2001
Authorities capture suspect in robbery
Blotter
May 16, 2001
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
Business briefcase for Wednesday
May 16, 2001
Cautious consumers help boost Wal-Mart
5-16 strawberry recipes
May 16, 2001
Strawberry tips l When purchasing, choose strawberries that are plump with a natural shine, full color and bright-green caps.
Free State falls at tennis regionals
May 16, 2001
Every Firebird entry in Monday’s 6A regional tennis competition at Indian Creek Recreation Center defeated their first opponent, but lost to the next.
Baseball Briefs
May 16, 2001
Astros sign Castilla to one-year contract Devil Rays able to meet payroll Back surgery set for Astros’ Spiers Ankiel struggles in minor league start Braves’ Millwood has cyst in shoulder Broken hand to sideline Reds’ Boone 3-4 weeks
Lawrence suffers another 2-1 setback to Topeka
May 16, 2001
By Levi Chronister D vu struck Lawrence High’s girls soccer team Tuesday at Topeka High’s field. For the second year in a row, the Lions had their season cut short by the Trojans thanks to identical 2-1 defeats in first-round regional games.
Europe enacts strict rules on cigarettes
May 16, 2001
The European Parliament adopted stringent new laws Tuesday that will force cigarette makers to reduce their products’ tar and nicotine levels and encourage graphic packaging to shock smokers into quitting.
Hey Jack Kerouac, your manuscript is worth millions
May 16, 2001
It’s a roll of yellowing, nearly transparent paper, 119 feet 8 inches long by 9 inches wide, covered with tightly packed typing and penciled notes and worth up to $1.5 million.
Real women don’t exist on TV, study says
May 16, 2001
Mrs. Landingham is dead. Della Reese, watch your character’s back on “Touched by an Angel.” You too, Doris Roberts, on “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Dolores Landingham was the president’s secretary on “The West Wing.” As played by Kathryn Joosten, Landingham was crisply competent and endearing in a no-nonsense way.
NBC unveils fall season
Comedies, crime, ‘Weakest Link’ populate the schedule
May 16, 2001
NBC is counting on “Weakest Link” host Anne Robinson to abuse contestants twice a week, and chef Emeril Lagasse will star in a comedy about his life. NBC unveiled a new fall schedule Monday that includes three new comedies, three new crime-fighting dramas, no more movies on Sundays and no XFL.
Female trainer eyeing history
May 16, 2001
Jennifer Leigh-Pedersen already has bucked the odds to make it to the Preakness. She hopes her horse, Griffinite, can do the same thing Saturday. The bay colt is a Preakness longshot with an alarming lack of stability.
Chop Chop’ driving force behind bid for Crown
Popular jockey riding Monarchos
May 16, 2001
When Jorge Chavez returned to New York after winning the Kentucky Derby and walked into the paddock at Belmont Park, the fans erupted in applause. Horse racing is a sport in which the jockey is often vilified. Yet Chavez, who will ride Monarchos on Saturday in the Preakness, is the exception: the jockey everybody likes.
KU students have plan for KC
May 16, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Imagine Kansas City, Mo., with something it doesn’t have today a real 24/7, things-are-happening downtown. That’s how Kansas University architecture students see Kansas City developing, if voters there approve a nearly $800-million light-rail transit system. “It will create density and make it more of a city and bring life back to the urban core,” said Amy Stillwell, a graduating architecture student, who along with 18 other KU urban design students has been working on a vision of K.C. with light rail.
Iverson named NBA’s MVP
Duncan second, O’Neal third in voting
May 16, 2001
Allen Iverson sat in a chair, smiled and invited his coach to sit in his lap. With that, Larry Brown jumped into Iverson’s arms and embraced the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. It was a moment nobody could’ve predicted a year ago.
LHS makes state
Lions stun top seed Manhattan in final
May 16, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Bada-Bingham. Lawrence High senior pitcher Brandon Bingham struck out Manhattan’s cleanup hitter for the final out with runners on first and third to secure a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Indians on Tuesday in the Class 6A regional championship at Norvell Field.
KU students gear up for competition
Mechanical engineering team designs, builds car for international event in Detroit
May 16, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The Lied Center parking lot turned into the Lawrence Speedway on Tuesday, as Kansas University students took their race car for a final test drive before heading to Detroit for an international competition.
History returns for a spell
May 16, 2001
By Joy Ludwig The little town between Lawrence and Baldwin that would have been Vineland but for a typo held its second annual Founders’ Day celebration Tuesday. According to local history, William Barnes, a town founder who ran a nursery on his farm in the mid-1800s, wanted the name Vineland. In requesting the town name from the federal government, a typographic error instead gave Vinland its name.
Andrew Jackson road name irritates Indians
May 16, 2001
The metal signs proclaiming U.S. 74 the “Andrew Jackson Highway” are just more blurs on the road to the shore. To certain residents of southeastern North Carolina, they’re an insult, akin to putting Sherman’s name on a highway through Atlanta or Hitler’s on the road past the National Holocaust Museum in Washington.
Rate cuts rates to spur spending
May 16, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.federalreserve.gov
LHS softball to meet in Manhattan
May 16, 2001
J-W Staff Report Sixth-seeded Lawrence High will travel to Topeka today to play No. 3 Manhattan in a Class 6A softball regional at Ken Berry, across from Washburn Rural. The game is set for 4:45 p.m.
LHS returning to state
May 16, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Manhattan — Bada-Bingham.
Changing Kansas City
May 16, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Imagine Kansas City, Mo., with something it doesn’t have today — a real 24/7, things-are-happening downtown.
Fire ant bait correction
May 16, 2001
A story in Tuesday’s Journal-World about a tour of an area infested by fire ants should have said that Kansas Department of Agriculture officials would use tiny pieces of chopped corn, which have been soaked in oil that contains an insecticide, for bait.
KU students gear up for competition ––— Mechanical engineering team designs, builds car for international event in Detroit
May 16, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com The Lied Center parking lot turned into the Lawrence Speedway on Tuesday, as Kansas University students took their race car for a final test drive before heading to Detroit for an international competition.
Roy wields hot putter at Skins Game
May 16, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas City, Mo. — Roy Williams has used the same putter — a heavy, offset-blade Kroydon — the past 32 years.
Traffic fatalities increase
May 16, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Seven times since the beginning of the year motorists have died in traffic accidents in Douglas County. Two were killed in Lawrence.
5-16 Krumm column
May 16, 2001
What should I look for when selecting strawberries at the grocery store? Look for bright red berries with fresh green caps. Check each package for signs of mold growth. If one berry is moldy, spores have traveled throughout the entire package.
Friends and Neighbors, children in toy jeep
May 16, 2001
HALLE NORRIS, 2, AND BRYCE BYRN, 3, take a break from cruisingthe neighborhood in their toy jeep. Halle is the daughter of Doug and Anissa Norris, Lawrence. Bryce is the son of John and Shelly Byrn, Lawrence, who submitted the photo. 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.
5-16 Mellinger
May 16, 2001
I’ve been thinking lately about the physical part of vegetable gardening, as I tenderly nurse my sunburned neck. I’ve known people who garden in those long-billed ball caps with the neck flap on the back, and even a gardener who tied a dish towel on his head, in a vague takeoff on the Yasser Arafat look. The only gardening hat I’ve ever owned was a well-worn Panama, which did offer sun protection, but it met an untimely end as a puppy chew toy and I never bothered to replace it. Somehow the dish towel get-up just isn’t my thing.
5-16 Should the federal government spend $550 million to fight.
May 16, 2001
Should the federal government spend $550 million to fight gun crime?
6Sports report: Firebirds fall in soccer regionals
May 16, 2001
James Sido reports on the Free State soccer team’s loss to Emporia in Tuesday’s regional playoff.
Foster Edges Out Win, Gains Lead In Points
May 16, 2001
A smooth track and fast cars provided for an exciting finish at Thunderhill Speedway. Dave Conkwright of Manhattan held onto the lead for all but two laps of the O’Reilly Auto Parts, Pepsi, Twister 106.9 Late Model Feature.
Free State takes 21 shots, but falls to EHS, 2-0
May 16, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Twenty-one times Free State soccer players sent the ball toward the Emporia goal mouth. And 21 times the ball avoided the net. “We certainly had our opportunities, to say the least,” Free State coach Jason Pendleton said following Tuesday’s frustrating 2-0 Class 6A regional loss to the Spartans on the FSHS field.
Williams’ trusty, torrid putter wins skins
May 16, 2001
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams has used the same putter a heavy, offset-blade Kroydon the past 32 years. “It’s the only putter I’ve ever really owned. It’s the only thing I’ve been with longer than my wife. It’s pretty important to me,” Williams, Kansas University’s 50-year-old basketball coach, said Tuesday.
Horoscopes
May 16, 2001
Harris services
May 16, 2001
USGA hopes to make U.S. Open tough
Woods’ performance last season prompts governing body to strike back
May 16, 2001
Fun is rarely associated with the U.S. Open. It is called the “toughest test in golf,” and the 101st version that will be staged next month at Southern Hills figures to be just that, especially after how Tiger Woods ridiculed par a year ago in his record-setting victory.
Next made-for-TV event might have mixed teams
Possible competitors include Woods, Duval, Sorenstam, Webb
May 16, 2001
Tiger Woods beat David Duval in the “Showdown at Sherwood” and lost to Sergio Garcia under the lights in the “Battle of Bighorn.” Should there be another made-for-TV exhibition this year, he’ll have to share the victory or defeat.
LHS soccer loses regional to THS
May 16, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Topeka — Déjà vu struck Lawrence High’s girls soccer team Tuesday at Topeka High’s field.
Martin death folo
May 16, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com Those who live in Golfito, Costa Rica, call it a quiet Pacific coast town where events like the savage murder of Kansas University senior Shannon Martin never happen.
Transit committee briefs
May 16, 2001
Ridership numbers on the increase
LHS softball to face Indians
May 16, 2001
Sixth-seeded Lawrence High will travel to Topeka today to play No. 3 Manhattan in a Class 6A softball regional at Ken Berry, across from Washburn Rural. The game is set for 4:45 p.m.
Government takes aim at Americans’ high cholesterol
May 16, 2001
To cut their risk of heart disease, nearly three times as many Americans should be taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, and they and millions more ought to be eating fewer burgers and other fats, exercising more and losing weight, the government says.
Killing shocks coastal town
Newspaper reports KU student fought off attacker before dying
May 16, 2001
By Kevin Bates Those who live in Golfito, Costa Rica, call it a quiet Pacific coast town where events like the savage murder of Kansas University senior Shannon Martin never happen. “It’s not a violent place,” said Oscar Quiros, a lifelong resident and director of Kansas University’s study-abroad program in Golfito. “Local people walk late at night with no worry,” Quiros said. “Everybody’s totally shocked and confused. We have no idea why it happened. We can’t even imagine.”
Briefcase
May 16, 2001
First Union won’t sweeten Wachovia bid Extra production costing hog farmers Cautious consumers help boost Wal-Mart Former Sunbeam execs face SEC charges H&R Block agrees to pay $21 million
Bush avoiding short-term fixes
May 16, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group President Bush may not be a scholar, but he is an avid student of politics. For understandable reasons, he has given especially close scrutiny to the lessons of his father’s presidency and what went wrong to deny him a second term in 1992.
Club 508 license renewed
Police say complaints not numerous enough to warrant revocation
May 16, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners approved renewal of a drinking establishment license for a controversial North Lawrence bar. Commissioners were unanimous Tuesday in their approval of the license for Club 508, despite the complaints of neighbors who say the bar’s patrons are rowdy and that they trash the neighborhood at closing time.
Fatality statistics faulty indicator of highway safety
May 16, 2001
By Mike Belt Seven times since the beginning of the year motorists have died in traffic accidents in Douglas County. Two were killed in Lawrence. That’s four more than have died in more populated Shawnee County and the same number that have died in busy Wyandotte County during the same period.
Briefly______________________
May 16, 2001
Judge rules suspect competent to stand trial Paul David Lee, charged last year with attempting to rob a Lawrence bank, is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in Topeka. U.S. District Judge Dale Saffels issued his ruling based on a mental evaluation of Lee. Lee then made his first appearance before Magistrate Judge James P. O’Hara to have the charge read to him. Lee remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing before O’Hara set for 1:30 p.m. Monday in Topeka. Lee, 57, pictured above at center, was arrested by Lawrence Police on Nov. 30 after a man walked into Firstar Bank, Ninth and Massachusetts streets, and said he wanted to “make a big withdrawal.” The incident caused a police standoff, fear of a hostage situation and the evacuation of the bank building. Lee surrendered without incident after police entered the bank. _____________________________________________________________ Kansas Speedway Care center debuts Kansas City, Kan. Kansas University Medical Center today will unveil its infield care center at the new Kansas Speedway. The 3,400-square-foot care center will be staffed by members of KUMC’s nationally certified level-one trauma team. It is the only team in the Kansas City metropolitan area with that designation, KU officials said. The center is equipped to handle emergencies ranging from stroke and heart attacks to delivering babies. It will have two trauma beds and six treatment areas. Patients with more extensive needs will be flown by helicopter to the KUMC Trauma Unit. Two first aid stations, also staffed by KUMC personnel, will be under the grandstand to take care of minor medical problems. An opening celebration will be held at 6:30 p.m. today for invited public officials and the news media. Afterward, tours will be conducted. _____________________________________________________________ Weather: Heat wave falls short It was hot, but not that hot. Weather forecasters thought Tuesday’s temperatures in Lawrence, Topeka and other northeast Kansas cities might set record highs. The temperature in Lawrence, made it to 90 degrees, according to Weather Data, a private forecasting service. The record for the date is 91 degrees, set in 1941, officials said. In Topeka the temperature hit 89 degrees. The record is 95, set in 1944, said Phillip Bills, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka. “It’s actually warmer up north in Iowa than it is here, and we’re getting south winds where it’s actually cooler in Oklahoma, as strange as that sounds,” Bills said. Today should be about like Tuesday, with a high of 89 degrees, Bills said. A cold front is expected to move through the area tonight and could drop temperatures into the low 80s for highs on Thursday. There is a chance for rain tonight, he said. _____________________________________________________________ Eudora: Superintendent resigns A difference in leadership styles is being cited as the reason behind the resignation of first-year Eudora school Supt. Dave Winans. School board President Marion Johnson accepted Winans’ resignation Monday, citing differences in leadership style. Although the resignation will be effective June 1, Winans left the office on Monday. The resignation comes on the heels of Winans’ annual review by the board. The Eudora News reported last week after the review that some board members were upset by what they called Winans’ “premature” talk of staff cuts in certain departments. The board has scheduled a special meeting for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the district office. At the meeting, the board will consider appointing Eudora High Principal Marty Kobza to fill the vacancy on an interim basis. Winans was hired a year ago after serving 12 years as assistant superintendent for the Leavenworth school district.
Emporia tips Free State soccer
May 16, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Twenty-one times Free State soccer players sent the ball toward the Emporia goal mouth. And 21 times the ball avoided the net.
People
May 16, 2001
Sleep changes may indicate serious problems
May 16, 2001
On the record
May 16, 2001
Cyclones fighting for survival
May 16, 2001
For the second straight week, Iowa State’s baseball program literally is hoping to survive to play another week. The Cyclones learned in early April that the baseball program was being dropped after this season. Budget concerns led athletics director Bruce Van de Velde to cut baseball and men’s swimming.
McVeigh denies John Doe 2 exists
May 16, 2001
Timothy McVeigh has written a letter to the Houston Chronicle stating unequivocally there was never a John Doe No. 2 who helped him blow up the Oklahoma City federal building. McVeigh’s former attorney Stephen Jones has alleged McVeigh was one of a group of conspirators in the April 19, 1995, bombing that killed 168 people.
Rookie racing with history during Indy qualifying
May 16, 2001
Right now, Casey Mears is more worried about lap times than tradition. Mears carried a substantial family legacy to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Until he qualifies for the Indy 500, however, that history is secondary.
Payday advances can work
May 16, 2001
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal Americans like to talk about thrift “He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing” (Benjamin Franklin) but we practice profligacy, and we’ve never quite sorted things out in principle. We are believers in a sound economy and a strong dollar, and we profess to abhor an unbalanced budget.
A timing issue
May 16, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Moving up the schedule for state revenue estimates might help avoid a repeat of this year’s lengthy legislative session. Even veterans of many long sessions of the Kansas Legislature said this year was the worst they could remember. The session ran a total of 98 days, second in length only to the 103-day session of 1991.
Soundoff on Tongie church
May 16, 2001
Is the Tonganoxie Assembly of God Church still seeking donations for its new building? How do I donate? The church, at 128 E. Sixth St. in Tonganoxie, is still accepting donations to help replace its building, which was destroyed in the May 11, 2000, tornado. Insurance covered only part of the replacement cost, leaving the church to borrow about $200,000 for construction. Church members and volunteers have been working on the new building, which should be ready for use this summer.
Kansas on All-Big 12 academic track
May 16, 2001
All-Big 12 Academic Team KANSAS HONOREES
Services for slain student slated here, Topeka
May 16, 2001
By Kevin Bates Services are scheduled in Topeka and Lawrence to honor a Kansas University student murdered in Costa Rica. Family and friends will remember Shannon Martin, 23, at a Friday morning ceremony at Countryside United Methodist Church in Topeka. Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Topeka, is in charge of arrangements, and burial will be at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa.
World Briefs
May 16, 2001
BEIJING: China unmoved by U.S.plan for missile shield Poland: Ex-Communist leader faces murder charges
World Briefs
May 16, 2001
Texas: High speed chase crash kills 5-year-old girl NEW YORK City: Hospital malpractice award tops $107 million Massachusetts: Breast-feeding helps keep child’s weight down
Fala Ellen Mark
May 16, 2001
Services for Fala Ellen Mark, 72, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Mark died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Marian M. Watson
May 16, 2001
Charles T. Moulden Jr.
May 16, 2001
Shannon Martin obituary
May 16, 2001
Baker honors civic, business leaders
May 16, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Baker University on Tuesday honored three Lawrence residents for their civic and community involvement. Baker organizes the annual Partners-In-Progress awards breakfast to recognize and thank the business community for its hard work and dedication, said Baker President Daniel Lambert.
Regents to review chancellor
May 16, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s job performance will be evaluated today by the Kansas Board of Regents, and he can barely speak because of laryngitis. Regents members have been evaluating chief executives of Kansas public universities for the past five months, and this time it’s Hemenway’s turn.
6Sports report: Lions advance to State
May 16, 2001
James Sido reports on the highlights from Tuesday’s 6A regional baseball playoff games.
Ex-Royal McRae in different dugout
May 16, 2001
Hal McRae was back in familiar surroundings at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night but in a different dugout. The former Kansas City Royals player and manager returned to the stadium for the first time since he was fired as manager in 1994.
Yankees hope Williams can return this weekend
May 16, 2001
Manager Joe Torre hopes outfielder Bernie Williams will return to the Yankees on Friday, in time for New York’s three-game series at Seattle. Bernabe Figueroa, Williams’ father, died Sunday night in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Williams, who left New York after learning his father had a heart attack but arrived about an hour after his father passed away, will be at the funeral on Wednesday.
KU track heads to Big 12s
May 16, 2001
Kansas University’s track team is headed to College Station, Texas, for the Big 12 Outdoor track and field championships. The four-day meet will begin today with the first rounds of the heptathlon and decathlon, but the Jayhawks will have no entries in those events.
Coaches group forms ethics committee
May 16, 2001
The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Tuesday that it would create an ethics committee to address its members’ conduct. The NABC’s board of directors voted to form the committee.
National briefs
May 16, 2001
Tax cut bill clears committee EPA panel says dioxin harmful Student kills himself at school
Runaway train careens through Ohio
May 16, 2001
A runaway freight train carrying hazardous materials rolled about 70 miles through Ohio with no one aboard Tuesday before a railroad employee jumped onto the locomotive and brought it to a stop.
Lawrence briefs
May 16, 2001
Authorities capture suspect in robbery Razor blades on sign injure KDOT worker Hospital to offer seminar on kidney disease prevention Assault victim reports being poked in eye Peace run passing through Lawrence Course to teach first aid to parents, care providers Kansan to shrink page size School board clarifies summer meeting plans
American League Roundup: Red Sox cool Twins, 5-2
Indians top Texas for 10th straight road win
May 16, 2001
Boston’s starting pitchers seem to dominate the Minnesota Twins, no matter who is pitching. Frank Castillo threw six shutouts innings and Shea Hillenbrand drove in three runs to lead the Red Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Twins in a meeting of division leaders Tuesday night.
Senate chastises FBI
May 16, 2001
The FBI has had “too many failures, too many blunders” of late including its failure to turn over thousands of documents to Timothy McVeigh’s attorneys and that is undermining the confidence of the American people, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman said Tuesday.
FSHS softball falls in regional
May 16, 2001
Free State High’s softball season ended Tuesday with a 5-0 regional loss to Junction City. Junction City’s Jackie Haudlof no-hit the Firebirds and struck out 11. But Free State trailed just 1-0 entering the fifth.
Spurs-Lakers series ‘a team thing’
May 16, 2001
The San Antonio Spurs might not be able to stop Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. It might not matter. Bryant averaged 37.7 points more than nine points higher than his regular season average for the Los Angeles Lakers in the three games he played against the Spurs this year. The Lakers went 1-2 in those games.
Hornets fly by Bucks
Charlotte pulls away for 94-86 win
May 16, 2001
The Bradley Center brought out the high-flying style that has taken the NBA by storm. Only, it was the Charlotte Hornets and not the Milwaukee Bucks on display Tuesday night.
Minnesota officially laughingstock
On positive side, Big Ten school has run out of basketball programs for the NCAA to investigate
May 16, 2001
Perhaps the NCAA should consider opening a branch office on the University of Minnesota campus. It certainly would be cost efficient, because each basketball investigation at the U tends to run into the next.
ISU taps Sundvold
May 16, 2001
Bob Sundvold, who was a head coach at Missouri-Kansas City and Central Missouri State, has been named an assistant basketball coach at Iowa State. Sundvold fills one of two vacancies on the Iowa State staff. Coach Larry Eustachy still has to fill the other.
Arenafootball2 taps Bruce
May 16, 2001
Earle Bruce couldn’t stop thinking about coaching, even in a leisurely retirement that allowed him to play golf and soak up the Florida sunshine. So when the offer came to return to football, the game he loves, the 70-year-old Bruce jumped at it.
Lawrence’s Glass still leads
May 16, 2001
Lawrence’s Bob Glass maintained his lead at the Pennsylvania Open Senior Bowling Tour tournament on Tuesday.
NASCAR rival series plans to debut in 2003
May 16, 2001
A new stock-car series won’t try to lure away NASCAR drivers when the circuit begins in 2003. Good thing, because it’s unlikely top Winston Cup drivers would want to compete on the Team Racing Auto Circuit.
Friends and neighbors
May 16, 2001
Sweeney powers Royals, 6-2
May 16, 2001
Mike Sweeney isn’t looking to lead the AL in home runs, just doubles. Sweeney hit his major league-leading 22nd double in a four-run seventh inning Tuesday night as the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 6-2.
Rate cut welcomed in city
May 16, 2001
By Mark Fagan In a room 1,100 miles away from Lawrence, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and other Fed leaders moved Tuesday to spur economic growth by cutting a key interest rate by another half percentage point. Outside the Dusty Bookshelf along Massachusetts Street, Don Willard of El Cajon, Calif., who was in Lawrence for a graduation, was willing to take the hint.
TV briefs
May 16, 2001
Ventura blames media for XFL’s demise Who’s the most popular survivor?
President Bartlet faces the nation
May 16, 2001
I’ll admit it. I don’t know what’s going to happen on tonight’s “The West Wing” season finale (8 p.m., NBC). But I know I’ll be watching. Last year’s cliffhanger evoked memories of Dallas and the Reagan assassination attempt. This year, the writers of “The West Wing” have ensnared the Bartlet administration in a thicket of legal and political troubles that recall the Iranian hostage crisis, the Monica mess, Watergate and Iran-Contra.
Western earnings slide in quarter
May 16, 2001
By Mark Fagan Western Resources’ first-quarter earnings plunged 92 percent from a year ago, fueled in part by increasing expenses for power plants but mostly because of a decline in the sale of marketable securities.
Home Depot posts profit increase
Retail giant reports ‘strong’ first quarter
May 16, 2001
First-quarter profit unexpectedly rose at The Home Depot Inc., the world’s biggest retailer of home-improvement products, as sales rose and costs remained under control. Net income rose to $632 million, or 27 cents a share, from $629 million, or 27 cents, a year earlier. The per-share result beat analysts’ expectations by 2 cents and the company’s own forecast by a penny per share.
Investors shrug after Fed cuts rates
Reduction fails to spark markets
May 16, 2001
Wall Street got the interest rate cut it had been hoping for Tuesday, but that wasn’t enough to put investors in a buying mood. Instead, the market ended the session virtually unchanged, with blue chips falling slightly and tech issues managing a small gain.
Daily Ticker
May 16, 2001
Short and sweet
May 16, 2001
‘Jayni’ bookends a great meal Raspberry Hot Fudge Cake
Flavors add depth to quick catfish dish
May 16, 2001
Once the cook has made sure the catfish and the spinach are at hand, other ingredients for this dish are probably on the pantry shelf and dinner can be ready in about 20 minutes. Catfish roasted with sesame seeds, basil, garlic and spinach, however, will not taste as if it has been thrown together without finesse.
Strawberries should be ripe from the start
May 16, 2001
By Susan Krumm What should I look for when selecting strawberries at the grocery store? Look for bright red berries with fresh green caps. Check each package for signs of mold growth. If one berry is moldy, spores have traveled throughout the entire package. Use strawberries as soon as possible after harvest or purchase. Refrigerator storage does not improve the quality of fresh strawberries.
Aches mark start of garden season
May 16, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger I’ve been thinking lately about the physical part of vegetable gardening, as I tenderly nurse my sunburned neck. I’ve known people who garden in those long-billed ball caps with the neck flap on the back, and even a gardener who tied a dish towel on his head, in a vague takeoff on the Yasser Arafat look.
Berries lend flavor to a variety of dishes
May 16, 2001
Vibrant and versatile, strawberries are a perfect addition to any menu. Celebrate the strawberry season with these recipes from the California Strawberry Commission.
One sweet season
May 16, 2001
The Beatles sang about them in fields forever, Shakespeare referenced them in “Henry V” and sweethearts have always praised their ability, especially when dipped in chocolate, to kindle the flames of romance. There is no doubting the popularity of the strawberry.
Leadership considering shorter session
13-day wrap-up poses question of organizing more efficient schedule
May 16, 2001
House and Senate leaders may consider cutting off legislative pay after 90 days and rearranging the dates lawmakers meet as ways to ensure future legislative sessions end in a timely fashion. This year’s 13-day wrap-up session was the longest ever, thanks to a $206 million budget hole that prevented legislators from finishing their work in the scheduled four days.
Wichita airfare subsidy options nose dive
May 16, 2001
The Legislature failed this year to approve a bill to help reduce Wichita airfares, but the city is trying to get a plan off the ground on its own. “Obviously, we’re disappointed,” City Manager Chris Cherches said. The House and Senate each approved airfare subsidy measures, but the effort died when negotiators failed to resolve differences between the two chambers’ versions.
Supreme Court chief justice sidestepped for jury duty
May 16, 2001
Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Kay McFarland spent almost a day waiting in Shawnee County District Court for her name to be called for jury duty. Though McFarland wasn’t among the seven men and women chosen from 78 people to hear the murder trial of Joshua Steven Price, she was considered for one of the two alternate positions.
Citizen action
May 16, 2001
Taxpayer complaint
May 16, 2001
Historical site
May 16, 2001
Golfito safety
May 16, 2001
Donald Averill
May 16, 2001
NHL Playoffs: Lemieux sparks Penguins past New Jersey, 4-2
Pittsburgh overcomes 2-0 deficit for win
May 16, 2001
The extra rest didn’t make the difference for the Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux did. Lemieux ignited a three-goal second period by setting up goals by Aleksey Morozov and Alexei Kovalev in a 2:57 span, and the Penguins rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Fala Ellen Mark
May 16, 2001
City Commission Briefs
May 16, 2001
Treatment plant expansion OK’d WorldNet LLC one step closer to approval Bus Route 5 changes
Transit Briefs
May 16, 2001
Ridership numbers on the increase Thursdays to be free for bus riders
Transfer station’s transfer sought
May 16, 2001
By Joel Mathis To accommodate a downtown department store, transit officials will take a closer look at moving a transfer point for city buses. Such a decision may delay other route changes already planned. Joe Flannery, president of Weaver’s Department Store at 901 Mass., attended Tuesday’s meeting of the Public Transit Advisory Committee. He asked that the main transfer point be shifted away from his store, somewhere farther east on Ninth Street.
Fall hobbles KU student
Dorm resident breaks both ankles in four-floor drop from ledge
May 16, 2001
By Kevin Bates A Kansas University freshman was in fair condition Tuesday with two shattered ankles after he fell about 45 feet from a residence hall window ledge. Matthew A. Ward, 19, reportedly had been drinking with friends Monday night in Lawrence and returned to Hashinger Residence Hall, 1632 Engel Road, where he lived.
McHabit is difficult to break
May 16, 2001
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News When is a Happy Meal not a happy meal? When you’re passing a McDonald’s with your kids and do not want to go in. Oh the longing! Oh the crying! Oh the descriptive powers they suddenly summon up to tell you how desperately they need the Hot Wheels monster truck, or Spy Kids slot machine with addictive gambling action, or lump of plastic that’s a different color from last week’s lump of plastic which is already serving as under-bed landfill unless it got lost, at which point it has become enshrined in your child’s mind as the only toy s/he ever really loved, and nothing can possibly take its place unless (sniffle) you please take him/her for another Happy Meal.
Nation Briefs
May 16, 2001
New York: Gender neutral constitution proposed Massachusetts: Rockwell portrait model dies at 95
Chef’s gala dessert offers new taste
May 16, 2001
As executive chef for this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards gala reception, Michael Chiarello relished the chance to guide a team cooking up wine-country cuisines from throughout the world.
Driver convicted of 8 killings
May 16, 2001
A Palestinian bus driver who careered into a crowd of Israelis in February, killing eight people and injuring 21, was convicted of murder Tuesday. The Tel Aviv District Court found Khalil Abu Olbeh, 35, guilty of eight counts of premeditated murder and 21 counts of causing grievous bodily harm.
Palestinians mark ‘catastrophe’
May 16, 2001
Angry and defiant, tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied across the West Bank and Gaza Strip in a day of national mourning to mark decades of exile and to demand an end to Israeli domination.
California power rates rise nearly 80%
May 16, 2001
State power regulators decided Tuesday how to divvy up the biggest electric rate hike in California history, boosting rates by as much as 80 percent for residential customers who use the most power.
Medical Matters
May 16, 2001
WASHINGTON: Hormones may reduce breast cancer risk CHICAGO: Insurer to encourage treatment discussions CHICAGO: Clot-blocking drug cuts heart attack risk SAN FRANCISCO: Mouthwash fights precancerous lesions
Campus drinking rules revamped
California State University system stiffens enforcement
May 16, 2001
California State University unveiled proposals Tuesday to curb drinking at the nation’s largest public university system in the aftermath of the alcohol-related death of a student.
National League Roundup: Giants ascend to top in NL West
San Francisco bags fifth straight victory behind Hernandez
May 16, 2001
Livan Hernandez outpitched Ryan Dempster and outhit him too. A two-run single by Hernandez capped a five-run third inning for San Francisco, which extended its season-best winning streak to five games by beating Dempster and Florida, 7-4.