Archive for Saturday, May 19, 2001

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National briefs
May 19, 2001
Utah: Polygamist describes family’s hardships Detroit: Ford disputes report it wants broader recall Washington, D.C.: United workers ask to end negotiations Seattle: Tests expected of new AIDS vaccine
Castroneves nets Japan pole
May 19, 2001
The last time Helio Castroneves won the pole position he never looked back. At this year’s Long Beach Grand Prix, the Champ car driver parlayed his fifth career pole into a front-running victory.
Military news
May 19, 2001
Weddings
May 19, 2001
Engagements
May 19, 2001
Blood samples sought in ‘Precious Doe’ case
May 19, 2001
Parents of missing girls in other parts of the country will be asked for blood samples in an effort to identify “Precious Doe,” the decapitated girl found last month in a wooded area, authorities said.
Jail contractor in bribery case was new firm
Company awarded county contract on sheriff’s recommendation
May 19, 2001
The company accused of bribing the Reno County sheriff was just 13 days old when it was awarded a $1.5 million contract to run a jail annex. And county officials told The Wichita Eagle they hired the company based on the recommendation of Sheriff Larry Leslie, who is charged with 34 counts of bribery and accused of accepting more than $280,000 from the company’s president.
Western chairman sitting out hearings
May 19, 2001
The man who runs the state’s largest electric utility is noticeably missing from a hearing before Kansas regulators on his company’s proposed rate increases. Western Resources Chief Executive Officer David Wittig has not made an appearance since the Kansas Corporation Commission hearing began Thursday on the company’s request to raise rates by $151 million. Wittig is not on the witness list, either.
Rate hearing focuses on new plants
May 19, 2001
An attorney for state regulatory staff questioned Western Resources Inc.’s claim that a decrease in its electric rates will halt power plant construction in Kansas. The questions came Friday during the second day of hearings before the Kansas Corporation Commission on Western’s request to increase the rates it charges its customers by $151 million.
Town takes second economic hit this week
May 19, 2001
Elwood, no stranger to bad news, got more of it this week when it found out that Snorkel International will slash its work force by 200 jobs. Just one day earlier the town found out it would lose its Payless Cashways building supply store. In 1993, the Missouri River flooding decimated the town, ruining 140 Elwood homes, the worst flood damage in Kansas that year.
State briefs
May 19, 2001
JUNCTION CITY: Kentucky teens die in I-70 crash Wichita: WSU dean tapped for Maine college post
U.S. trade deficit hits monthly record
Trade imbalance jumps 16.1 percent in March
May 19, 2001
Americans’ appetite for imported cars, clothes and toys sent the U.S. trade deficit surging by a record amount in March, only one month after a narrowing deficit had lifted forecasts for overall economic growth.
Rabies protection urged
May 19, 2001
With the onset of warmer weather, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department officials want to remind county residents to have their dogs and cats vaccinated for rabies. As people and animals become more active in the spring and summer, Richard Ziesenis, director of environmental health, said the incident rates for dog and cat bites to humans increases.
M-PACT sees profits in new sponges
May 19, 2001
By Mark Fagan A Eudora company is focusing on a new market that could generate $5 million in sales during the next two years, all by molding tiny sponges for use in LASIK, cataract and other eye surgeries.
Friends and neighbors
May 19, 2001
Mildred Jensen
May 19, 2001
Nichols services
May 19, 2001
Gray services
May 19, 2001
Low rates spur sales
City home sales rise 36 percent in April
May 19, 2001
By Mark Fagan Like many of her fellow home buyers, Caren Oswald is keeping a close eye on mortgage interest rates these days and she’s been observing for a while. Her family’s new home has been under construction since February, but she can’t lock in a rate for another few weeks. Her home won’t be finished until August.
Get on your bike and ride: Three routes cross Kansas
May 19, 2001
If you’d like to see more of the Sunflower State, here’s your chance on a bicycle. This year’s Biking Across Kansas tour will offer three routes starting June 9 at the Kansas-Colorado border.
Lawrence briefs
May 19, 2001
Fiberoptic cable vandalized Patrol reminds parents to buckle up children New aquatic center to sponsor meet
Center offers free screenings
May 19, 2001
May is Mental Health Month and in conjunction Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center is offering free screenings for depression, anxiety, and alcohol and drug concerns.
Study: Bike helmets make a big difference
May 19, 2001
By Kim Hall When it comes to bicycling, a helmet makes a big difference. A 1999 study revealed that 98 percent of bicyclists killed in accidents weren’t wearing their helmets. When children and adults to strap on their bike helmet, their chances of a head injury decrease by 85 percent.
Ex-governor urges Kaw access
May 19, 2001
By Dave Ranney If former Kansas Gov. Mike Hayden had his way, every city, large and small, along the Kansas River would have a public boat ramp. “It would be a community service,” Hayden said. “It would bring people to town, increase economic development and increase people’s knowledge and appreciation of the river and its aquatic resources.”
On the record
May 19, 2001
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
May 19, 2001
Peaceful town
May 19, 2001
Comments explained
May 19, 2001
Gathering honors slain KU student
May 19, 2001
By Mike Belt She was a dancer, an animal lover and an idealist with a big smile. Shannon Martin was remembered Friday night with a mixture of joy and sadness, tears and smiles. At least 200 people gathered at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread, to remember Martin, the 23-year-old Kansas University student who was stabbed to death last weekend in Costa Rica.
Parents of victim, killer empathize with each other
May 19, 2001
The parents of a slain Brooklyn woman and the mother of her convicted killer have found a way to empathize with one another as they await a jury’s verdict. At least once a day, Margo Jamison shakes hands and talks about life with Lawrence Watkins and Gayle Greene Watkins, The New York Times reported Friday.
Tribal militias kidnap foreigners
May 19, 2001
Ugandan troops battled a tribal militia Friday in eastern Congo that kidnapped at least 25 foreigners and demanded the withdrawal of Rwandan, Ugandan and Burundian forces from the country, rebel officials and a local businessman said.
Tax-cut trigger faces uphill fight in Senate
May 19, 2001
An attempt to defer future tax cuts and limit spending in case projected budget surpluses don’t materialize faces an uphill climb in the Senate, which is expected to approve an 11-year, $1.35 trillion tax relief package next week.
Oklahoma City serves as host to document fly-in
May 19, 2001
Lawrence should strive to be nation’s best university city
May 19, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Thousands of parents, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends of Kansas University students will be in Lawrence this weekend to see and participate in various commencement activities. It is a grand weekend, and hopefully, Lawrence will look its best and residents will be on their best behavior for these guests.
Bureaucracy won’t fight AIDS
May 19, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The continuing assault by AIDS on the globe’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people has touched off a new scramble for Africa. A belated rush to help is under way, complete with the good intentions and hazards that hasty rescue actions invariably bring.
Mourners remember entertainer Perry Como
May 19, 2001
Ostentatious display was never his style, not even in death. Perry Como’s funeral Friday was as humble, genuine and warm as the man who worked as a small-town barber before captivating millions with his silken voice and soothing delivery.
Gossip columns cooing over Crowe
Facts, fiction bandied about loosely when it comes to Oscar winner
May 19, 2001
Poor Russell Crowe. Since winning the Best Actor Oscar earlier this year for his work on “Gladiator,” he’s been firmly entrenched in the nation’s gossip columns. Earlier this week, for instance, the World Entertainment News Network which provides syndicated entertainment news to the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) claimed that Crowe saved a small dog from being eaten by coyotes.
Teen-agers protest campus slaughter of steer
May 19, 2001
A 1,000-pound steer raised at a parochial school was slaughtered in front of students as young as 5 to teach them where meat comes from a grisly demonstration that has drawn protests from some quarters.
Gasoline mileage drops in 2001
May 19, 2001
Americans are snapping up model year 2001 cars and light trucks with an average fuel economy of 24.5 miles a gallon, continuing to buy vehicles with low gas mileage, the government says.
Bush-Putin summit to focus on missile defense, nuclear cuts
May 19, 2001
President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Friday to hold their first meeting next month in Slovenia and, moving to improve relations, American and Russian officials opened talks here on missile defenses and nuclear weapons cutbacks.
Cheney rejects short-term solution to energy problems
May 19, 2001
Vice President Dick Cheney fired back at California Gov. Gray Davis and others who have assailed the Bush administration’s new energy plan for failing to help deal with the state’s electricity crisis this summer. In an interview Friday, Cheney said the White House is providing leadership on the issue that state officials have lacked and rejecting “short-term political Band-Aids” in favor of long-term solutions.
Oklahoma trips Tech
OSU ousts Cyclones
May 19, 2001
Mark Roberts pitched the first complete game of his career as Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech, 4-3, Friday afternoon in the Big 12 Conference baseball tournament. Roberts (3-2) allowed eight hits, two earned runs and struck out four batters.
Mark Alholm
May 19, 2001
Bush cuts agency energy rules
May 19, 2001
Promising fast action on energy needs, President Bush signed two executive orders Friday giving energy producers more clout in dealing with federal regulators. Bush directed government agencies to speed up permits for energy projects and ordered federal bureaucrats to consider the energy impact of any major new regulations.
Reno may run for Florida governor
May 19, 2001
Former Atty. Gen. Janet Reno said Friday that she is seriously considering running for governor next year, which could pit her against Gov. Jeb Bush, the president’s brother. Reno, 62, in a telephone interview from her Miami-area home, said she will probably decide whether to run by the end of the year. “I have to decide what can I do that would best serve the interest of Florida,” Reno said.
Israel ratchets up retaliation on Palestinians
May 19, 2001
Israeli F-16 warplanes struck Palestinian security targets Friday in the West Bank and Gaza Strip a first since the 1967 Middle East war in retaliation for a suicide attack at a shopping mall. Ten Palestinians and six Israelis were killed in one of the deadliest days in eight months of fighting.
KU’s Hackler 4th in high jump
May 19, 2001
Kansas University football player T.J. Hackler nearly pulled off an improbable feat on Friday at the Big 12 track and field championships. Hackler, a 6-foot-1 KU walk-on receiver out of Olathe East who has been with the track team for less than a month, placed fourth in the conference high jump at Texas A&M’s track.
Virtue, Criswell lead city
May 19, 2001
Free State’s Jessica Virtue and Kelli Criswell were the leading city competitors during the preliminary round of the state swimming and diving meet on Friday at Kansas State University Natatorium.
A labor of love
Women turn to doulas for support during childbirth
May 19, 2001
By Jim Baker When Loralee Stevens was pregnant, she knew just what she needed to get through the childbirth experience. “Most women have their husbands or boyfriends there when they’re giving birth. I wanted a woman,” said Stevens, who gave birth to son Simon 11 months ago. “I didn’t want to be there with a man you don’t know how they’re going to hold up under pressure. I wanted a woman.”
Jayhawk Bug’ breaks out in Lawrence
Longtime KU fan outfits Volkswagen Beetle with familiar visage
May 19, 2001
By Joel Mathis Thousands of Kansas University students will graduate Sunday, but none will be any bigger a Jayhawk fan than Brad Miller. Miller, 72, never attended KU. But that hasn’t stopped him from going to great lengths to demonstrate his loyalty to the school on the hill. Miller’s new electric blue 2001 Volkswagen Beetle has a Jayhawk painted across the hood and “KU” stenciled across the sides.
Lions’ Elwell in semis
May 19, 2001
Lawrence High sophomore Scott Elwell won both of his matches on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Class 6A state tennis tournament. Elwell (20-7) will face top-seeded Phillip Lem (16-0) of Shawnee Mission East at 9 a.m. today at Wichita State’s Coleman Tennis Center.
Trainer Ward sees Preakness as biggest Triple Crown hurdle
May 19, 2001
The Preakness, the second jewel in the Triple Crown, is the Hope Diamond to John Ward, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos. “If he can get through the Preakness and be successful, the Belmont doesn’t bother me that much,” Ward said.
Avalanche stop Blues, 4-3, in overtime
May 19, 2001
Stephane Yelle scored on a deflection at 4:23 of overtime as Colorado beat St. Louis 4-3 on Friday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Yelle redirected a shot by Rob Blake past Roman Turek, who had recovered after allowing goals on three consecutive shots in a 1:18 span midway through the first period.
Mets’ Trachsel sent to minors
May 19, 2001
The New York Mets optioned Steve Trachsel to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, one day after the right-hander became the first pitcher in franchise history to allow four home runs in an inning.
NBA Playoffs: Raptors slow Iverson, force Game 7
May 19, 2001
The Toronto Raptors weren’t going to let Allen Iverson put an end to their season. Employing a double-teaming defense that took Iverson totally out of his rhythm, Toronto got 39 points from Vince Carter and dominated the fourth quarter to beat Philadelphia 101-89 Friday night and force a seventh game in their Eastern Conference semifinal.
Wallace takes pole for The Winston
Labonte second in qualifying for tonight’s race, considered tuneup for Coca-Cola 600
May 19, 2001
With just enough daylight left for drivers to navigate their way around the track, Rusty Wallace had the fastest qualifying effort Friday night to take the pole for The Winston.
Dougherty cards 62
Goin two back in TD Waterhouse golf
May 19, 2001
Ed Dougherty, a professional since 1969 who has only one regular and one senior tour victory, shot a 10-under 62 Friday to take the first-round lead in the TD Waterhouse Championship.
Kansan’s killer faces 25-to-life
New York jury finds robber guilty of 2nd-degree murder
May 19, 2001
A Brooklyn man was convicted Friday of plunging a 10-inch kitchen knife into the back of an aspiring social worker during an $8 robbery, killing the woman as she walked home from her job as a community center counselor.
Interest in benefit runs high
May 19, 2001
By Dave Ranney When Steve and Marcia Riley, both teachers, decided to organize “Heather’s Run” to help a former student’s family pay its medical bills, they figured the event might draw 250 runners. As of Friday, about 650 had signed up. “The response has been incredible,” said Marcia Riley, a sixth-grade teacher at Williamstown Grade School.
Briefly____________________
May 19, 2001
KU citations recognize distinguished service H&R Block founder Henry Bloch, above from left, Pennsylvania Institute of Technology founder Walt Garrison and former state lawmaker Richard Bond were given Kansas University’s highest honor Friday. __________________________ Fatality: Police identify body found on railroad tracks The decapitated body of a man found Thursday on the Union Pacific railroad tracks in North Lawrence has been identified as a 40-year-old Lawrence man. Mark Allen Alholm’s injuries were consistent with that of someone committing suicide by being run over by a train, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said Friday. No foul play was suspected. Alholm was last seen alive about 9 a.m. Thursday and police were called to the tracks to investigate about 12:20 p.m., Pattrick said. The body was about 100 yards east of where the tracks cross Eight Street. __________________________ Highway injury: Traffic accident lands Hawaiian in hospital Ottawa A 26-year-old Hawaii woman was in stable condition at Olathe Medical Center after a vehicle accident Friday morning near Ottawa. About 5:50 a.m. Friday, Elizabeth F. Henderson, Honolulu, was westbound in a 1993 Isuzu Rodeo on Kansas Highway 68. About 2 miles east of Ottawa while attempting to pass a white semi trailer, she swerved to avoid hitting the truck, which also was westbound and was left of the center line. Henderson’s vehicle went off the road and overturned; she was ejected. According to a Highway Patrol report, she was not wearing a seat belt. The semi truck did not stop at the scene. Henderson initially was transported to Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa but later was taken to Olathe Medical Center. __________________________ Preservation: Restored county bridge to be dedicated Monday A bridge built in 1913 is like brand new again. Restoration efforts at Chicken Creek Bridge, located just north of East 850 Road and east of Lone Star Lake, are nearly completed, said Keith Browning, the county’s director of Public Works. About 10:15 a.m. Monday, Douglas County commissioners will attend a dedication ceremony at the bridge A permanent plaque will be on display near the bridge. Before leaving for the dedication ceremony, commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse, 1100 Mass. __________________________ Baseball bat use alleged in scuffle A 38-year-old Baldwin man was charged Friday with aggravated battery after he allegedly hit another man with a baseball bat Thursday outside a Lawrence convenience store. Carl Butler allegedly hit Charles Cole, 37, Eudora, with the bat about 10 a.m. Thursday during a fight at Kwik Shop, 1714 W. 23rd Street. Police said Cole was working on a car belonging to Butler’s wife, Judy Butler. Butler confronted Cole, saying he didn’t want anyone working on the car. Both received minor injuries during the fight. After hearing police sirens, Butler fled the scene. He was arrested shortly after near 27th and Iowa streets. He also was charged with transporting an open container. Bond was set at $75,000. __________________________ Mass. St. Bridge robbery reported A 28-year-old Lawrence man reported being robbed at gunpoint Wednesday on the Kansas River Bridge. The man said he was stopped on his bicycle between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the east pedestrian walkway, near the south end of the bridge. He said a man wearing a bandanna over his face approached him and put a handgun to his back. He gave the man the wallet, which contained $15. The suspect then escaped down the stairway.
Short and sweet is best speech
May 19, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate It’s graduation time again. And by some ironclad, though unwritten law, every graduation has to have a graduation speaker. It’s a safe bet that more people could tell you that Elizabeth Taylor married singer Eddie Fisher after producer Mike Todd and before actor Richard Burton than could tell you who spoke at their own graduation.
KU’s Smart signs deal with Brewers
May 19, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock As a fifth-year senior, Kansas University pitcher Pete Smart didn’t have to wait around for the June amateur baseball draft to see if he had a future in pro ball. So Smart, a 6-foot-7 lefty, signed with Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday and will report to their Class-A affiliate in Beloit, Wis., on Monday.
5-19 well being
May 19, 2001
Bert Nash offers free screenings May is Mental Health Month and in conjunction Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center is offering free screenings for depression, anxiety, and alcohol and drug concerns.
National briefs
May 19, 2001
Washington, D.C.: White House vandalism evidence doesn’t exist Washington, D.C.: Beef industry riled by botched price reports
Piano recitals
May 19, 2001
Students of the Lawrence Piano Studio, 2512 W. Sixth St., will be performing at the Lawrence Arts Center. Here’s a list of the upcoming recitals, which are open to the public.
Death penalty errors irreversible
May 19, 2001
By Jordana Horn Marinoff Member of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York It should come as no surprise that around the world; America’s capital punishment system is regarded with disbelief, horror and revulsion. But if and when Timothy McVeigh, the man convicted of carrying out the Oklahoma City bombing, is actually executed, don’t expect opponents of the death penalty to come out in full force.
Tourists trapped in cave
May 19, 2001
Eight Swiss social workers and students on a mission to test their mettle amid adversity spent a third night huddled on a chilly stone ledge in a French cavern, still trapped in an adventure-turned-nightmare as rising waters thwarted their rescue.
Television specials delineate the faces and victims of evil
May 19, 2001
Television dramatizes history mostly in isolation. No context, driftwood in a vast ocean. So viewers have an unusual opportunity this weekend, if a painful one. Saturday brings HBO’s “Conspiracy,” an uncomfortably real, brilliantly understated reprise of the Jan. 20, 1942, gathering at which arch criminals Reinhard Heydrich, Adolf Eichmann and 13 other important Nazis coldly addressed the problem of “the Jew.”
EPA launches files probe
May 19, 2001
The Environmental Protection Agency’s top internal investigator is trying to find out why computer files belonging to top officials under former President Clinton were erased despite a court order that they be preserved.
Baseball Briefs
May 19, 2001
Royals shelve Ordaz, recall outfielder Ibanez Elbow surgery set for Pirates’ Benson
Schwartz soars to title
May 19, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High senior Emily Schwartz is no dummy. Schwartz, who carries a 4.0 grade point average and is headed to MIT in the fall, wasn’t about to risk further injury to her ruptured left quadricep during the past month. Since competing at the Kansas Relays four weeks ago, Schwartz spent more time rehabbing than high jumping.
Blakeney wins Ashe award
May 19, 2001
Kansas University men’s tennis player Quentin Blakeney has been awarded the Tennis Magazine/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for the Central Region, the Intercollegiate Tennis Assn. announced Friday.
6Sports report: AD search committee begins
May 19, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the first official meeting of the search committee to find a successor for AD Bob Frederick. Committee chair Reggie Robinson comments on the process.
Anniversaries
May 19, 2001
Daily Ticker
May 19, 2001
Stocks rally to end week with gain
May 19, 2001
The stock market ended a strong week with more signs of vigor Friday as blue chip and technology issues rebounded from early losses to close with a moderate advance. Analysts said the market’s ability to reverse direction and extend its gains was another sign of Wall Street’s recovery.
Russell Theno
May 19, 2001
American League Roundup: Conine powers Orioles past Twins
Minnesota pitcher Milton endures long night in Baltimore
May 19, 2001
Long before he yielded a third-inning grand slam to Jeff Conine, Minnesota Twins left-hander Eric Milton knew it was going to be a difficult night. “I didn’t think I had anything from the start,” Milton said. “The first two innings, I was fortunate to get away with no runs.”
Molester sentenced to prison
Judge disregards plea agreement, orders 129-month term
May 19, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Daniel Peterson, the former youth group leader convicted of having sexual relations with four boys, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for his crimes. Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone on Friday disregarded a plea agreement between prosecutors and Peterson’s attorney, Sally Howard, that would have sent Peterson to prison for 91 months, approximately 7 1/2 years.
Rain washes Indy practice
May 19, 2001
Anxiety and frustration were evident in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garage area Friday as rain washed out a full day of practice.
NRA opens convention in KC
May 19, 2001
Charles and Lois Taft said they were in Kansas City for one reason on Friday to make a statement. The Tafts, of Mountain View, Ark., believe unequivocally like the 40,000 other participants expected at the National Rifle Assn. annual convention that Americans have the right to bear arms.
KU hands out citations for distinguished service
May 19, 2001
By Mike Belt Kansas University Friday night paid its highest tribute to three men “whose lives and careers helped benefit humanity.” The Distinguished Service Citation was presented to Henry Bloch, Richard Bond and Walter Garrison during the annual All-University Supper in the Adams Alumni Center. The award is the highest honor given by KU and the KU Alumni Association.
KU tragedy
May 19, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Unfortunately, our world or even our city isn’t always a safe place, but a single tragic slaying shouldn’t determine the future of a Kansas University exchange program.
People
May 19, 2001
TV news next for duchess McLean returns to alma mater Carter toasts Mondale
World briefs
May 19, 2001
Colombia: Deadly car bomb revives memories of terror Beijing: China cranks up tally of anti-crime executions Iran: Preliminary study says plane hit by lightning
Kansas University commencement events listed
May 19, 2001
Here’s the schedule of events for Kansas University’s commencement.
Going to graduation? Here’s some help
KU lists various plans for getting into stadium Sunday
May 19, 2001
Here’s a look at how to get in to Memorial Stadium for Sunday’s scheduled commencement exercises.
National League Roundup: D’backs keep Cubs reeling
Grace remains popular figure at Wrigley Field
May 19, 2001
The welcome home party was more perfect than Mark Grace ever could have imagined. The rest of the Arizona Diamondbacks got in on the fun, too. Randy Johnson, Byung-Hyun Kim and Bret Prinz combined for the second one-hitter in Arizona history, and pinch-hitter Danny Bautista hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning as the Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs, 4-0, Friday.
District eyes levy increase
May 19, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board may resort to a budget loophole crafted by the 2001 Legislature to snag an extra $1.5 million in local property tax revenue, district officials say. But its not happy about it. Board President Austin Turney said the district would have to be careful to balance the district’s need to make teacher salaries more competitive with the public’s anti-tax sentiment.
Harbour records ace at regional golf meet
May 19, 2001
Kansas University junior Casey Harbour’s first shot of the day was his finest Friday at the NCAA Midwest Regional golf championships at Karsten Creek GC. Harbour used a 7-iron to ace the par-3, 175-yard No. 11 hole his opening hole on a rain-delayed shotgun round.
Business Briefcase
May 19, 2001
Fed chair says bankers improving lending practices Courts: IBP chair says Tyson was aware of troubles Takeovers: First Union chair backs Wachovia acquisition Alcatel reportedly in talks to buy Lucent
National briefs
May 19, 2001
Maryland: Navy spy plane crew honored for courage Washington, D.C.: U.S. to ease ban on European meat New Jersey: Police find grenade in school threat case Chicago: Escaped convict suspected in bank heist
Club news
May 19, 2001
Scouting news
May 19, 2001
Horoscopes
May 19, 2001
6Sports report: Elwell advances in state tourney
May 19, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the first and second round victories by Scott Elwell in the 6A state tennis tournament.
Heavy rains leave trail of death
May 19, 2001
Flooding from heavy rain engulfed Congo’s capital Friday, killing at least 30 people, some buried in 5 feet of mud.
National briefs
May 19, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Senators to study nominee’s ties with anti-Clinton group Washington, D.C.: Ex-stripper says Hanssen gave her sizable gifts Seattle: Administration delays Cascade monument plan
Wedding finances spur problems for couples, families
May 19, 2001
Sayers added to Kansas AD committee
May 19, 2001
Kansas University’s committee to find a successor for athletics director Bob Frederick met for the first time on Friday morning. “I’m pleased we had so many people here what with everything going on on campus,” said Reggie Robinson, counselor to the chancellor and committee chair.
Rift between Big 12 haves, have-nots grows
May 19, 2001
A schism over money is getting wider and deeper in the Big 12. If unchecked, some people fear, it might rip and tear at the very fabric of the 6-year-old conference. Can have-nots like Baylor, Missouri and Iowa State hope to compete against Nebraska and Texas when they have less than half the financial firepower?
Martinez masters Royals
May 19, 2001
Pedro Martinez felt comfortable in the 74-degree temperature and on the Kauffman Stadium mound Friday night. As if he needs any extra help. The three-time Cy Young Award winner struck out 12 and allowed five singles in eight innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Exhibit pays tribute to famed court case
Marching Toward Justice’ opens on anniversary of landmark school desegregation ruling
May 19, 2001
A traveling exhibit about the 14th Amendment opened a stay in Topeka on Thursday, the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education, the case that barred racial desegregation in the nation’s schools.
Around and about
May 19, 2001