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World Briefs
May 20, 2001
Colombia: Police disarm car bombs two days after explosion Macedonia: President tours front lines of fighting
World Briefs
May 20, 2001
Poland: Bodies of Jews killed may be exhumed Canada: Foot-and-mouth ban relaxed on EU imports
Paperbacks
May 20, 2001
Whale tale Call him Ahab Rule Britannia
Car club to have yearly show
May 20, 2001
The Topeka Mustang Club will present its 20th anniversary Mid-West Regional All Ford Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 in the Sears parking lot at Westridge Mall, Topeka.
Zito vindicated with strong showing
May 20, 2001
Point Given wasn’t the only horse to rebound from a poor showing in the Kentucky Derby. A P Valentine, a distant seventh at Churchill Downs, finished strong and grabbed second place in Saturday’s Preakness.
Gordon wins wet Winston
Backup car used after pre-race wreck
May 20, 2001
Jeff Gordon, in a backup car because his primary one was damaged during a wreck at the start of the race, came from the rear of the field early Sunday to win The Winston. It was Gordon’s third victory in NASCAR’s all-star race, tying him with the late Dale Earnhardt for the most wins in the event.
Mets trade for Speier
May 20, 2001
Trying to bolster their beleaguered pitching staff, the New York Mets obtained reliever Justin Speier from the Cleveland Indians on Saturday for a player to be named. The deal was announced in the middle of the Mets’ game against Los Angeles.
American League Roundup: Yankees sink Mariners
Suzuki’s 23-game hitting streak halted
May 20, 2001
The New York Yankees stopped Ichiro Suzuki’s hitting streak and they beat the Seattle Mariners’ bullpen, too. Derek Jeter hit a game-tying single in the ninth inning and Bernie Williams scored the winning run in the 10th as the Yankees rallied for a 2-1 victory Saturday.
76ers, Raptors play Game 7 today in Philly
May 20, 2001
Allen Iverson’s dream season is coming down to one game. The NBA’s Most Valuable Player’s season will be a disappointment if the Philadelphia 76ers lose to the Toronto Raptors today.
Draft lottery today
May 20, 2001
Since the NBA started its pingpong ball draft lottery in 1990, having the best chance of winning isn’t the best way to get the No. 1 pick in the draft.
National Trails Day to be June 2
May 20, 2001
National Trails Day, an event that promotes awareness of and appreciation for America’s trails, will be on June 2. Follow these tips to help keep your hikes safe and enjoyable:
Governor’s Fishing Classic set for June 5-6
May 20, 2001
Gov. Bill Graves will host the fifth Annual Governor’s Fishing Classic on June 5-6 at Coffey County Lake. This year’s Classic will again feature a celebrity golf tournament, BBQ and auction the day prior to the fishing tournament, as well as youth events, boat raffle and a special “pre-Classic” tournament.
National League Roundup: Cubs snap eight-game slide
Sosa provides two-run triple; Wood wild but victorious
May 20, 2001
Kerry Wood didn’t let his control get completely away from him. And Sammy Sosa, who came up empty in his first two at-bats with runners on, provided the big hit. Throw in some dugout magic from Julio Zuleta, who attempted to put a spell on Chicago’s bats, and the Cubs finally ended an eight-game losing streak Saturday, beating Arizona, 6-2.
Underwater camera doesn’t really aid fishermen
May 20, 2001
OK, here’s a confession from an opening-day fisherman: I used an underwater video camera Friday to spy on walleyes that, it was hoped, would be caught Saturday.
Remote pond sure cure
Pair of anglers find quick remedy for bass blues
May 20, 2001
By Ned Kehde On an unseasonably warm and windy Tuesday early this month, Bob Laskey of Lawrence cured all his fishing woes in one swoop. Laskey is a dedicated bass fisherman who possesses an uncanny knack for catching a lot of fish and an occasional big one to boot. But for the past several years, his new vocation in the golfing business has crimped his time to get afloat.
Stanford advances
May 20, 2001
Alex Kim, top-seeded Stanford’s No. 1 player, met his match in the NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament on Saturday.
Chicago blanks KC, 2-0
May 20, 2001
Dema Kovalenko had a goal and an assist, and Peter Nowak scored a goal as the Chicago Fire avenged their MLS Cup loss with a 2-0 victory over the Kansas City Wizards on Saturday night.
KU golf places 15th at regional
May 20, 2001
Kansas University’s men’s golf team placed 15h at the NCAA Midwest Regionals on Saturday. The top 10 teams qualified for the national meet, later this month at Durham, N.C.
Detroit’s Higginson strains muscle in loss to Tampa Bay
May 20, 2001
Detroit outfielder Bobby Higginson strained a muscle in his left side in the seventh inning of the Tigers’ 10-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Saturday. “It’s been bothering me for about a week or so, but not real bad,” said Higginson, who aggravated the injury when he swung at and missed a pitch from Tampa Bay starter Albie Lopez.
Nebraska, Texas A&M reach title tilt
Cornhuskers pop Oklahoma State, 10-5; Aggies pound Oklahoma, 10-1
May 20, 2001
Nebraska’s baseball team finds itself in a familiar spot at the Big 12 tournament in the championship game. The Cornhuskers, the two-time defending champions, moved into the title game once again by beating Oklahoma State 10-5 on Saturday.
Swiss tourists rescued from cave
May 20, 2001
Eight exhausted Swiss tourists, covered with mud but still wearing their cavers’ helmets, emerged Saturday from a dank cave, three days after floodwaters trapped them underground.
Quigley, Mickelson tied
Maruyama three shots back at Colonial
May 20, 2001
Mickelson knows that taking the lead into the final round doesn’t guarantee a victory. Mickelson shot a 4-under 66 Saturday for a share of the lead with Brett Quigley in the Colonial, where he overcame a seven-shot deficit in the final nine holes last year to win.
Russia objects to missile plan
May 20, 2001
Lengthy talks with the Bush administration have failed to sway Russia to approve anti-missile defenses or to scrap a landmark treaty that bans them, the country’s foreign minister said Saturday.
Suspension sought in Wichita slayings case
May 20, 2001
Lawyers for one of two brothers charged with killing five people in Wichita last year have asked that criminal proceedings be suspended until the courts resolve issues involving media access to evidence.
Topeka murder trial ends with plea agreement
May 20, 2001
As his murder trial was about to enter a fifth day of testimony, a Topeka man pleaded no contest Friday to involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors agreed to recommend a prison sentence of four years and seven months for Joshua Steven Price, who was charged in last year’s fatal shooting of Phillip W. Smith, 18.
Howard J. Pankratz Sr.
May 20, 2001
Eck services
May 20, 2001
George H. Alexander
May 20, 2001
Netherlands wedding attracts world’s royalty
May 20, 2001
Royal guests arrived in horse-drawn carriages Saturday to witness the marriage of Dutch Prince Constantijn the youngest son of Queen Beatrix to the daughter of a government minister.
Banquet honors minorities
May 20, 2001
By Mike Belt Minority students graduating today from Kansas University were urged Saturday night to “keep growing and expanding” their knowledge. “Change is going to be a constant in your life embrace it,” said James R. Kitchen, vice president for student affairs at San Diego State University.
Personal plans can help consumers save energy
May 20, 2001
There are lots of ways people can save energy. Here are some of them: Up to one-third of home energy can be wasted through drafty windows, said Albert Thuman, executive director of the Association of Energy Engineers.
Chinese prime minister visits Thailand
May 20, 2001
Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji began a four-day visit Saturday to Thailand, hoping to strengthen already close economic and political ties. He met his counterpart, Thaksin Shinawatra, along with a lineup of other Thai leaders this weekend.
Nation Briefs
May 20, 2001
Utah: Polygamist braces for possible jail term Kentucky: Two dead in shooting at church service
Gadfly’ magazine switches from print to Internet publication
May 20, 2001
These days, you need a scorecard to track the magazine industry’s permutations in a windless advertising climate.
Philbin wins his Daytime Emmys
May 20, 2001
Maybe staying away from the Daytime Emmys was the secret for Regis Philbin. Philbin was a double winner as best talk and game show hosts at the Daytime Emmys. Philbin, who had come up empty after 11 previous nominations, shared the talk show award with Rosie O’Donnell.
Lions’ Elwell fourth at state
May 20, 2001
Following two victories on Friday, Lawrence High sophomore Scott Elwell lost both of his matches Saturday to place fourth at the Class 6A state tennis tournament at Wichita State’s Coleman Tennis Center.
Dougherty leader by five
May 20, 2001
Ed Dougherty, above, birdied the first five holes for the second day in a row to take a five-stroke lead Saturday in the TD Waterhouse Championship. The five consecutive birdies match the longest streak on the Senior PGA Tour this year and Dougherty, looking for his second victory on the tour, is the only golfer to do it twice.
Ex-senator eyes regents slot
Bond’s desire for higher-ed seat poses challenge to chairman
May 20, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Former Senate President Dick Bond wants his friend Gov. Bill Graves to appoint him to a seat on the Kansas Board of Regents. Such a move would put a consummate political insider on the regents, but would jeopardize current chairman Clay Blair’s position on the panel. The terms of Blair of Mission Hills, Bill Docking of Arkansas City and Harry Craig Jr. of Topeka expire June 30.
On the record
May 20, 2001
Alternate plans ready in case of rain
May 20, 2001
t is raining this morning, an announcement will be made at noon about arrangements for a postponed Kansas University commencement ceremony.
Journey just starting for new grad
May 20, 2001
By Terry Rombeck For JiYeon Park, graduating with a doctoral degree in special education isn’t the end of a journey, it’s the beginning. After five years at Kansas University, Park is preparing to return home to South Korea with hopes of reforming her country’s special-education system.
VA chief resigns after solicitation arrest
Hospital director’s photo appears on KC cable telecast of ‘John TV
May 20, 2001
Days after his picture was shown on a cable TV fixture showing men accused of soliciting prostitutes, the director of Kansas City’s Veterans Administration Hospital has announced he is retiring.
Samaritans stop attack outside club
Idaho trio credited with life-saving effort in Garden City
May 20, 2001
Police credit three men who came to the aid of a woman as she was being stabbed with saving her life. The woman’s assailant was disarmed and taken to jail after the incident late Thursday. “There’s no doubt that the three Samaritans probably saved the victim’s life,” Garden City Police Capt. Mike Utz said Friday.
Impressive show
May 20, 2001
Program support
May 20, 2001
NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh blanked at home again, 5-0
New Jersey gains lopsided victory in Game 2
May 20, 2001
Zero the Pittsburgh Penguins’ goal total for their two home playoff games against New Jersey. It’s also probably the chance they have of coming back against the Devils. Martin Brodeur shut out the Penguins in their own arena for the second consecutive game and New Jersey’s top line again outshined Pittsburgh’s superstars in a 5-0 victory Saturday, giving the Devils a commanding 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Be a true fan
May 20, 2001
A sad day
May 20, 2001
Tax cut plan splits Democrats
May 20, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group When politicians talk about “wedge issues,” they usually are referring to hot social controversies guns, school prayer, abortion and the like. But this year, the biggest wedge issue Republicans have found to distract the Democrats is taxes. The Democrats are more deeply divided on President Bush’s tax cut than on any other issue Congress faces.
Image issue
May 20, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Perception is reality, it’s often said. Officials hope building Kansas University’s image will help it build a stronger reality. People who love Kansas University may not like it but they’ve certainly heard it. “Snob hill.” “KU is an elitist school that doesn’t care about the rest of the state.” “My daughter is a top student and has been heavily recruited by Kansas State, but she hasn’t even heard from KU.”
It’s tomato-planting time
May 20, 2001
Most Kansans plant the state’s favorite home-grown vegetable the tomato in May or early June. Although tomatoes are easy to grow and thrive under a variety of growing conditions, it’s helpful to learn a little before planting.
Ready to grow?
Pros offer advice for planting that first garden
May 20, 2001
You have all the makings of the American dream: the first house, the picket fence and even the middle-of-the-night jitters over leaky roofs and mortgage payments. Now all you need to complete the vision is a little patch of veggies in the back yard.
Travel briefs
May 20, 2001
It’s time to take a drive on London’s wild side Noted Carlyle Hotel gets even grander
Comparing costs, and facts, figures and tips about renting an RV
May 20, 2001
Our 1,000-mile trip through the American West took us from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, and back to Salt Lake. Using costs estimated for this summer, we figured the total cost for making this trip by RV was about $275 less than if we had made the same trip with a rented minivan, stayed in moderately priced motels and eaten moderately priced meals.
When will those enthusiastic investors in Priceline.com ever learn?
May 20, 2001
In the years since college, I’ve often thought about one of my professor’s brutal appraisals of a classmate: “He’s uneducable.” It wasn’t that this student was lazy or dumb far from it. But all his views arose from his conviction that everything was controlled by an establishment conspiracy. Evidence didn’t matter. He was bone-headed.
Sniff the cork? Forget it, wine expert says
May 20, 2001
Among the wine falsehoods debunked by Kevin Zraly, wine director at Windows on the World restaurant in New York City and a prominent wine coach for people anxious about ordering during business meals.
KU spinoffs deliver financial returns
May 20, 2001
Several businesses spawned from pharmaceutical research at Kansas University already are building their own foundations for growth.
Minnesota record label honors Dylan with tribute album
May 20, 2001
Bob Feldman, president of Red House Records, says it’s only natural for the Minnesota label to want to honor native son Bob Dylan on his 60th birthday. Various Red House folk singers and songwriters interpret Dylan on a new CD tribute. “He invented the genre, he opened up doors for them, for how to express themselves,” Feldman said.
Hitting the 60s
Dylan celebrates a big birthday quietly
May 20, 2001
Picture this: Joan Baez, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Neil Young and Stevie Wonder gather around a table while a birthday cake bright with candles is placed in front of Bob Dylan. A chorus of “Happy Birthday” begins slightly off-key after a few drinks then the gang serenades Bob with a few verses of “Forever Young.”
Frugality hits art market
May 20, 2001
When it came to Asian art from the 16th through 19th centuries and ancient Egyptian pieces, Peter Gottesman used to buy impulsively, driven by the euphoria generated by the accelerating value of his technology stock options.
Memories come rolling back
Orphan Train rider recalls relocation from New York to Kansas
May 20, 2001
At first, Teresa Martin didn’t remember a lot about arriving aboard an orphan train in 1910 at age 4. But the more she talked, the more the memories returned. “I remember riding home in a buggy and they had this darling little dog,” she said. “I saw a cow and I was petrified. I guess that was the first time I had seen a cow,” said Mrs. Martin, who turns 95 on Saturday.
British isles offer two new sets
May 20, 2001
The British Channel Islands are small in size but big in the quality of their stamps. The island of Alderney has released a set of six stamps dedicated to health care. The Mignot Memorial Hospital was established in 1926, and in 1957 Queen Elizabeth II laid the foundation of a larger building. Now this modern hospital serves the island, population 2,400, with efficient care.
Arts notes
May 20, 2001
Company seeks new artists, songs Buckley to perform at Starlight Benefit set for Unicorn Theatre KU students place in music competition Allyson to perform at jazz festival
Study: Elderly Americans enjoy vigorous old age
May 20, 2001
Americans are not only living longer but also more vigorously than ever. Fewer people over 65 require nursing home care and more are living on their own, with little or no outside help, a study shows.
Civil War trilogy a moving tribute
May 20, 2001
By Calder Pickett More than a decade ago, after I finished reading Michael Shaara’s “The Killer Angels,” I sat there and thought about the book and the battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath and started to cry. Honest.
Arts notes
May 20, 2001
Atchison festival features art, airplanes Artists collaborate on ‘Frontier’ program
KU coach exudes loyalty
Williams wedded to dependables like wife, kids, players, friends, golf clubs
May 20, 2001
By Bill Mayer Roy Williams’s devotion to his antique golf putter speaks volumes about the man and what makes him tick. Roy used the ancient offset blade to show well in the recent TD Waterhouse Skins Game in Kansas City. He helped provide a lot of loot for charitable causes.
Israeli rockets strike at Palestine police
May 20, 2001
Israeli helicopters shelled Palestinian police headquarters in two West Bank towns on Saturday, despite calls by the United States and other countries for an end to the violence. The rocket attacks came a day after Israeli warplanes struck for the first time in eight months of fighting in retaliation for a deadly bombing near Tel Aviv.
Belgian denounces ‘racist’ party in Italy
May 20, 2001
Belgium’s foreign minister says he was shocked at the prospect of a “racist” political party having a role in the next Italian government, but said it would be wrong to impose sanctions on Italy unless it breaks European Union rules.
Area briefs
May 20, 2001
Kanwaka fire department receives assistance grant Lawrence resident named to emergency board KU alumni, faculty establish architecture scholarship Former KU employee tapped for UNLV position
U.S. troops take part in exercises near China
May 20, 2001
Some 5,000 American troops are in northern Thailand not far from the Chinese border this weekend as part of long-scheduled Cobra Gold 2001 military exercises being staged at a time when Thailand and Myanmar are trading angry diplomatic missives and live artillery shells.
U.S. ponders lowering truck-driving age
May 20, 2001
Something to consider when changing lanes on the highway: That tractor-trailer rumbling behind you could have an 18-year-old at the wheel if the government agrees to give young drivers the chance to steer big rigs on interstate trips.
Point Given takes title
Derby winner Monarchos settles for sixth
May 20, 2001
The Point Given that everybody expected in the Kentucky Derby finally showed up in the Preakness big time. On Saturday at Pimlico, it was Derby winner Monarchos who was missing, and for the 23rd straight year there will be no winner of the Triple Crown.
Charges leveled at city inspectors
Plumbers allege inconsistencies in code enforcement
May 20, 2001
By Joel Mathis The city inspections department the watchdog for home and business owners over new construction and major remodeling projects is falling down on the job, a group of Lawrence plumbers maintains.
Sheriff’s reserve to be disciplined for cleanup row
May 20, 2001
A reserve sheriff’s officer will be disciplined for unprofessional treatment of a Great Bend contractor in the aftermath of the Hoisington tornado, Barton County Sheriff Buck Causey said Friday.
Briefcase
May 20, 2001
Baseball fever sweeps through workplace Prospective employees face unwelcome questions Motley Fool: Name that company
Wine coach fills students’ cups with confidence
May 20, 2001
Mairead Courtney suffered humiliation at a business meal: Confused and somewhat intimidated by a restaurant wine list, she made a quick choice. “I ordered red wine, but one of the guests called the sommelier over and asked for another bottle because he didn’t think it went with the food,” the New York-based event planner recalled, wincing. “It made me feel like I didn’t know anything.”
Bookstore
May 20, 2001
Widower’s remarriage raises grave problem
May 20, 2001
KU students receive honors
May 20, 2001
Outstanding students in Kansas University’s theater and film department were recognized during the Stage and Screen Supper May 8 at Oldfather Film Studios. More than 250 people attended the annual banquet.
Grownups’ proves Anne Tyler still has it
Author’s 15th novel tells the story of Rebecca Davitch
May 20, 2001
Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person. With the lilt of a fairy tale and the deadpan sharpness of a keen observer, Anne Tyler opens her 15th novel, “Back When We Were Grownups” (Alfred A. Knopf, 279 pages, $25), with the promise to explore a life in the way only Tyler can.
Kansas poet connects generations
92-year-old Wichita woman wins her own ‘Oscar’
May 20, 2001
Irma Wassall won her “Oscar” at age 92 a Governor’s Arts Award. The Wichita woman admits she didn’t sleep much the April night after receiving the honor for her contributions to Kansas literature, more than 70 years of poetry and a spirit that has connected generations of artists. She brags that her acceptance speech was the shortest of all the recipients.
Survey: Open-records compliance on rise
Public offices better at handling information, but ‘sunshine law’ still has some dark corners
May 20, 2001
Many Kansas sheriffs and school districts are doing a better job of providing information that is open to everyone under state law, a survey by 14 newspapers in the state found. But three-quarters of the offices could not meet their legal duty to provide brochures telling Kansans their rights when requesting public records.
Hollywood plays war with help
Pentagon wields behind-the-scenes influence on movies
May 20, 2001
If Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle comes across as particularly heroic in the new war epic “Pearl Harbor,” the credit goes as much to the behind-the-scenes influence of the Pentagon as to the vision of Hollywood filmmakers.
Cuban baseball fans dance to different beat
May 20, 2001
It’s a tense moment in Cuba’s version of the World Series: a scoreless tie in the seventh inning, a brilliant but tiring starter, a runner on first, a .330 hitter at the plate. And you can’t hear yourself think.
New rules threaten centers’ impact
O’Neal’s physical play may be curtailed next season in National Basketball Association
May 20, 2001
Shaquille O’Neal likes to say he’s the last of the old-time big men, a giant in the paint who doesn’t shoot fadeaways and 16-footers, who doesn’t budge from the block, who dominates from five feet in.
How the project on open records was done
May 20, 2001
Reporters and editors from 14 Kansas newspapers canvassed 33 sheriff’s departments and school district offices April 9, seeking copies of accident reports or the salary of the principal at each district’s largest high school.
KU lists today’s commencement events
May 20, 2001
Here’s the schedule for today’s events surrounding Kansas University’s commencement.
D-Day sculptor’s deadline looms
Lawrence artist hopes to add 5 more figures to massive memorial before June 6 event
May 20, 2001
By Dave Ranney Lawrence sculptor Jim Brothers is about to reach another milestone. Monday, he and some co-workers are driving to Bedford, Va., where they’ll add five bronze combat figures to the three already installed at the National D-Day Memorial. “That’ll make eight (figures) all together,” he said. “There are going to be 16, so we’re halfway there.”
Free State diver Virtue second at state meet
May 20, 2001
By David Mitchell Jessica Virtue made the most of her final trip to the state swimming and diving meet. Virtue, Free State High’s three-time state qualifier, earned her first state medal with a second-place finish Saturday afternoon at Kansas State University Natatorium.
The virtue of conservation
May 20, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe I am driving through the belly of the energy beast, the land of rolling hills and rolling blackouts, in a car that would get 20 miles to the $2.27 gallon if it could go 20 miles in this bumper-to-bumper lane.
Rule the road in a motor home
Although it isn’t cheap, RV travel can be convenient, comfortable
May 20, 2001
It had all the hallmarks of a Tour of Duty: a week in a rolling tin can with two teen-age boys and a husband the size of the bull moose we hoped to see during our visit to the American West. We wouldn’t have to go to Colorado to find the town of Purgatory; it would be right there with us all the time as we toddled down the highway, turtle-like, in an RV.
Premarital assets subject to division
May 20, 2001
Business briefs
May 20, 2001
Drivers, teams readying for final qualifying day
May 20, 2001
The wheeling and dealing began in earnest Saturday as teams and drivers searched for speed on the eve of the final day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. Only one spot remains open in the 33-car field, but, once the lineup is filled today, faster drivers can bump out the slowest qualifiers one at a time until the 6 p.m. CDT end of the six-hour session.
NBA Playoffs: Lakers blast Spurs in opener
Bryant erupts for 45 points in LA’s 104-90 victory
May 20, 2001
Shaquille O’Neal has been convinced. Kobe Bryant is the best. “I told Kobe that he was my idol,” O’Neal said. “I’m serious. He’s playing phenomenal. I think he’s the best player in the league, by far.”
Heston wants another year atop NRA
May 20, 2001
Charlton Heston, the movie Moses, says he has no plans to part ways with the presidency of the National Rifle Assn. this year. Heston told NRA members at their annual meeting that he had intended to give his farewell speech this year, but was asked to serve a fourth one-year term, unprecedented for an NRA president.
Grad keeps family tradition alive
May 20, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Today, Erin King will become the fourth-generation in her family to graduate from Baker University. King can trace her Baker roots to the university’s first graduating class of 1866. Her great-great-great-uncle, James Hall, and Olive Willey, whom Hall married soon after graduating, were two of the three degree-earning students in the university’s first graduating class.
Briefly____________________
May 20, 2001
Bird watchers sight more than 150 species Area bird watchers this month recorded between 150 and 170 species in Douglas County. Notable sightings included the American redstart, ovenbird, northern waterthrush, Philadelphia and white-eyed vireos, and magnolia, golden-winged, prothonotary, Kentucky, Wilson’s and chestnut-sided warblers. “The top bird was a Cerulean warbler,” said Phil Wedge, who coordinated the 19 bird watchers’ participation in the annual North American Migration Count last week. The count, Wedge said, is designed to give scientists a one-day snapshot of spring migration. Three painted buntings, above, were sighted near Clinton Reservoir. A red-breasted nuthatch was seen near the chancellor’s residence on the Kansas University campus. __________________________ Parenting: Workshop to focus on infant care skills Parents seeking to enhance their caregiving skills may participate in a workshop Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. “Babycare” will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the hospital. It is for expectant or adoptive parents seeking additional baby care information. The workshop is taught by a registered nurse. Skills to be covered include bathing, cord care, diapering, sleeping, crying, nutrition, safety and adjustment to parenthood. The cost is $15 per person or $20 per couple. For more information or to enroll, call ConnectCare at 749-5800. __________________________ Summer fun: Corps of Engineers offering water-safety programs With many people headed to the water to beat the heat this summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is offering summer water-safety courses. The Corps has several different programs given by park rangers, ranging from videos with accompanying booklets to outdoor water-safety instruction. Programs normally last 30 minutes to an hour and can be given at Clinton Lake or other locations. For more information, contact Alicia Rabas at (785) 843-7665. __________________________ Miss Teen: National pageant seeks Kansas representatives The Miss Teen All American Pageant is accepting applications from young Kansas women to participate in the 23rd annual pageant. The contest will be Aug. 2 through Aug. 5 at the Miami Airport Hilton and Marina. Current Miss Teen All American, Cali Tucker of Brentwood, Tenn., will be a co-host of the pageant and crown her successor. Contestants will be judged in evening gown, swimwear and personal interview categories, and compete for a prize package that includes $5,000 cash, a personal appearance contract, designer clothing and jewelry. The deadline to apply is Friday. For more information, contact Miss Teen All American, 603 Schrader Ave., Wheeling, W.V. 26003-9619, by phone at (304) 242-4900, or by e-mail, teenallam@aol.com. __________________________ Hot Wheels: Car club to have yearly show Topeka The Topeka Mustang Club will present its 20th anniversary Mid-West Regional All Ford Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 in the Sears parking lot at Westridge Mall, Topeka. Awards will be presented in 23 different classes, including Mustangs, Fairlanes, Thunderbirds and trucks. Registration is $12 per vehicle if completed before Friday, and $15 after Friday. For more information or to register, call (785) 862-0640.
Kansas lawmakers, industry representatives back proposal
May 20, 2001
Don’t look for President Bush’s national energy policy to provide immediate relief at the pump. But his ideas for help in the long term are the right overall approach, say many Kansas industry representatives and lawmakers who have studied the plan.
President faces tough sell on energy plan
May 20, 2001
Unless Congress goes along with his ambitious energy plan, President Bush declared Thursday, Americans could face shortages of oil, natural gas and electricity that would undermine “our economy, our standard of living and our national security.”
In yard or home, clover mites are an unlucky sight
May 20, 2001
By Bruce Chladny It seems that bugs and spring go hand in hand. As the days roll by there is an increase in the number and diversity of insects found around the home. One such timely visitor is the clover mite.
Trends
May 20, 2001
Bhangra keeps fans dancing Time to submit information to KU Edition Mrs. Beeton knows best
KU wants Oread campus
Center for Research joins $3.2 million bid for bankrupt labs
May 20, 2001
By Mark Fagan
Lawrence Community Theatre to stage ‘little bit of everything’
May 20, 2001
By Jan Biles Lawrence Community Theatre will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a new season of popular musicals, comedies and one special historical script. “We put a lot of thought into it,” Mary Doveton, managing/artistic director, said of the 2001-2002 lineup.
Horoscopes
May 20, 2001
Secretary of State calls for unconditional cease-fire
May 20, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell is urging Israel and the Palestinians to end their fighting unconditionally and asking world leaders to help cool passions.
Confirmation delays hobble Bush administration
May 20, 2001
The Bush administration has filled only 11 percent of its most senior government positions and is unlikely to get even half of its roughly 500 top policy-makers in place before Labor Day.
Reasonable fee’ record requirement not always followed
May 20, 2001
In Lincoln County, accident reports are public information, but they don’t come cheap. For a copy of a one-page report, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office charged $3.20, almost 13 times more than the Kansas Attorney General’s Office recommends as a reasonable fee.
Jayhawks’ Bulat javelin champion
May 20, 2001
Andrea Bulat is Kansas University’s sole Big 12 Outdoor track and field champion. Bulat, a junior from Windsor, Ontario, who earned third in the javelin at the league championships a year ago, notched first at the 2001 Outdoor, firing an NCAA provisional qualifying 158 feet on Saturday at Texas A&M’s track.
Ortiz packs punch as KC sacks Sox - Royals 6, Red sox 2
May 20, 2001
Hector Ortiz had been working overtime with Kansas City Royals hitting coach Lamar Johnson to try to break out of a slump. It paid off Saturday night as Ortiz, a 31-year-old rookie who spent 13 years in the minors, went 3-for-4, including his first major league triple, drove in two runs and scored a run as the Royals beat the Boston Red Sox, 6-2.
Farewell to a friend
Mourners urged to take slain student’s baton
May 20, 2001
By Dave Ranney Four days before she was killed, Shannon Martin sent her tall, red-headed boyfriend, Dave Schmitz, a quick e-mail. “It was short and to the point, which was typical,” Schmitz said, addressing 500 family members, friends and university officials who filled Countryside United Methodist Church’s spacious sanctuary.
Hill inspires humans to new heights
May 20, 2001
By George Gurley The hill where I ride my bike attracts sun worshippers, picnickers, lovers on blankets, walkers of dogs, throwers of Frisbees, chippers of golf balls, riders of cafeteria-tray sleds, solitary sprinters and the hordes of Red Dog’s cult of fitness.
News shrinks to fit corporate call for profit
May 20, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald On behalf of the newspaper industry (new, cost-cutting motto: “All the News That”) I wish to announce some changes we’re making to serve you better. When I say “serve you better,” I mean “increase our profits.” We newspapers are very big on profits these days. We’re a business, just like any other business, except that we employ English majors.
New director hopes to set scene for success
Deborah Anderson to lead Kansas Film Commission’s efforts to woo Hollywood
May 20, 2001
By Jan Biles Deborah Anderson is still getting a foothold on her duties as the new director of the Kansas Film Commission. She knows what lies ahead is unpredictable: Hollywood writers may strike, reducing the likelihood of movies being made for television or the big screen. Competition is stiff for film projects, particularly because many filmmakers are taking their business to Canada.
Trading treasures
Garage sales clear out the clutter, bring in the cash
May 20, 2001
By Amber Stuever They say one person’s trash is another’s treasure. But some Lawrence residents know that their trash can be transformed into personal treasure cash. All that’s necessary is a clear spring day, an empty garage and a house full of stuff to fill it with. With the right ingredients and proper organization, garage sales in Lawrence can be quite lucrative.
Dolls catch collectors’ eyes
Childlike ‘cuteness’ puts Googlies in demand
May 20, 2001
Googly eye, or goo-goo-eye, dolls nicknamed Googlies were popular in the early years of the 20th century. Rose O’Neill, the creator of Kewpie dolls, and Grace Drayton, the artist who created the Campbell’s Kids and Dolly Drake, were the best-known designers of Googlies. There were many other illustrators and doll makers who imitated their style.
Go-Go’s ride retro wave
New album proves they still got the beat
May 20, 2001
“God Bless the Go-Go’s,” the all-female rock band’s first album of new material in 17 years, doesn’t sound quite right. I figured out one reason why: I wasn’t listening to it in the car. So I duped the CD onto a cassette, popped it into the tape deck and lit out, naturally, for a reckless drive to the mall.
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May 20, 2001
The Motley Fool
May 20, 2001
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