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Blotter
May 25, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and Thefts Reported
Celebration of Cultures begins in Topeka
May 25, 2001
Topeka festival celebrates diversity
Lawrence teen on Montel show
May 25, 2001
FILM Lawrence teen-ager
Student arrested in Baldwin fight
May 25, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com A 17-year-old boy was in the custody of Douglas County law enforcement authorities Thursday after a fight at Baldwin High School left another 17-year-old boy critically injured.
DNA results needed to ID body
May 25, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Six weeks after the discovery of a body northwest of Lecompton, a basic piece of information continues to elude the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department in its investigation: Who is the victim?
Sculptures change downtown
May 25, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com You could call it the annual changing of the guard in the City of the Arts.
Memorial Day services
May 25, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Veterans organizations throughout the area will pay homage to the war dead Monday during annual Memorial Day ceremonies.
Estelle Kuebler Obituary
May 25, 2001
Estelle Kuebler Private services for Estelle J. Kuebler, 84, Lawrence, will be at a later date. Cremation is planned.
5-25 Should five-time DUI offenders have their licenses …
May 25, 2001
Should five-time DUI offenders have their licenses permanently revoked?
Soundoff on poilce car lights
May 25, 2001
I was wondering why the Lawrence Police sometimes will turn on their emergency lights but not the sirens. And do cars still need to pull over when they do that? Lawrence Police most of the time should use flashing lights and sirens when responding to emergency situations, spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. There are certain situations when an officer would cut off the siren and just use the lights, he said.
Consensus committee may discuss SLT routes
May 25, 2001
choward@sunflower.com; jludwig@ljworld.com The state highway department may be willing to let a specially convened committee determine the route of the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Olathe schools loaded for state softball
May 25, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Reenie Stogsdill isn’t about to argue about Olathe East’s No. 1 seed in the Class 6A state softball tournament.
s close
May 25, 2001
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.27; milo, $1.57; corn, $1.67. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.27; milo, NA; corn, $1.67. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.76; soybeans, $4.27; milo, $1.57; corn, $1.67.
Business briefcase for Friday
May 25, 2001
AGRICULTURE New wheat varieties
Struggling ship?
May 25, 2001
To the editor: The May 18 Journal-World carried a story of the creation of a new position at Kansas University, executive vice chancellor for university relations. It was stated by Chancellor Hemenway that this position “is part of an overall reorganization and reprioritization of the university’s external relations” and “will usher in a new era in public outreach and public relations.”
Headhunters talk to KU search committee
May 25, 2001
J-W Staff Report Two members of Heidrick and Struggles Inc., an Atlanta head-hunting firm, met Thursday with the Kansas University committee charged with identifying a new athletics director.
s Blakeney loses
May 25, 2001
COLLEGE TENNIS KU’s Blakeney falls at NCAAs
Class 6A softball linescores
May 25, 2001
Olathe East 1, Emporia 0 Emporia 000 000 0 — 0 2 1
ISU basketball coach received bonus
May 25, 2001
College Basketball ISU’s Eustachy gets big raise
World briefs
May 25, 2001
Ex-president Fujimori faces homicide charges Teen is youngest to climb Everest Arctic adventurer dies during Pole trip Thieves irradiated while dismantling lighthouse
World briefs
May 25, 2001
Nuclear workers’ kids excluded from benefits Shopaholic avoids jail time for thefts White House overrules Powell appointment Police camera monitors asleep on the job
Nation briefs
May 25, 2001
Ads cited in smoking decrease Gold coin recovered from sub
Nation briefs
May 25, 2001
Cheney feeling heat for donor reception NASA OKs mission to blast open comet
People
May 25, 2001
Downey denies drug charge Dylan donates ‘Shelter’ song ‘West Wing’ star politically naive Playmate’s millions voided
May25-40
May 25, 2001
The swollen Kaw River surged to the flood level of 18 feet here but obligingly stayed within its banks. The river then began a slight drop, alleviating fears of a substantial problem. The developments canceled a flood alert for a number of North Lawrence residents. There had been extremely heavy rains of late upstream from Lawrence.
Is polygamy just a lifestyle?
May 25, 2001
At least Tom Green doesn’t have commitment phobia. “I’m a father,” he boasts. “I have a family and … there is nothing that will keep me from my commitment.” Of course there is this small catch. Tom is committed to his wives. That’s wivessssss, as in plural — as in five.
LHS set to defend state baseball title
May 25, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Even with defending state champion status, Lawrence High baseball coach David Petry says his team enters this weekend’s Class 6A state tournament at Hoglund Ballpark with a new identity.
6Sports report: Lions’ baseball defense begins today
May 25, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the final preparations for the Lawrence High Lions to defend their 6A baseball crown Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Button, button; who has the button? The dry cleaner?
May 25, 2001
Horoscopes
May 25, 2001
Religion briefs
May 25, 2001
Catholic Singles travels to Baldwin Jewish center honors high school seniors St. John’s plans Memorial Day mass St. Margaret’s Church celebrates baptisms
Spirituality
May 25, 2001
Cardinal appointment sends message to government Mormon church to remove names of 200 Jews Poll: Americans divided over preferred Bible translation
Writing a new chapter
Self-help books marry Scripture, personal discovery
May 25, 2001
Michelle McKinney Hammond knows how to look irresistible to men, and it has nothing to do with lipstick or good lighting. Hammond thinks a woman’s glow should come from faith in Jesus, and says so in an advice book that has sold 60,000 copies.
Group home death case ends in acquittal
May 25, 2001
A Winfield woman has been acquitted of assaulting a mentally disabled woman who later died.
Drag-racers descend on Capitol
NHRA returns to its Kansas roots
May 25, 2001
Legends of the quarter-mile gathered Thursday on the north steps of the Statehouse to honor the heritage of Kansas motor sports and celebrate a promising future for drag racing.
Game not the only thing
May 25, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr Miami Herald So what shall we say about Vince Carter?
Polygamy just a lifestyle choice?
May 25, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe At least Tom Green doesn’t have commitment phobia. “I’m a father,” he boasts. “I have a family and … there is nothing that will keep me from my commitment.”
Area briefs
May 25, 2001
Topeka festival celebrates diversity Science fiction convention opens today Losses total $919 on stolen ATM card KU Med to offer insurance seminar
Sixers coach Brown has come long way
May 25, 2001
The lineage has always fascinated me. I wrote about it in 1999, during one particular blowup between Larry Brown and Allen Iverson, and I’m writing about it again today. I can’t help it. If you were in that hotel ballroom Wednesday, when Brown received the NBA Coach of the Year award along with a special surprise, you’ll understand why.
China, U.S. still at odds over spy plane
May 25, 2001
China says the United States can have its spy plane back, but only if it’s chopped into pieces. U.S. officials say that amounts to condemning the $80 million aircraft to the scrap heap, and they are holding out for a deal that would let the plane eventually return to duty.
Class 6A State baseball tournament: Defending champ Lions ‘a different group’
May 25, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Even with defending state champion status, Lawrence High baseball coach David Petry says his team enters this weekend’s Class 6A state tournament at Hoglund Ballpark with a new identity. The Lions, the No. 5 seed with a 14-8 record, will face No. 4 seed Topeka Washburn Rural (13-7) at 11 a.m. today in the first of four quarterfinal games.
Canada calling
Quarterback Smith signs with Saskatchewan
May 25, 2001
By Robert Sinclair It’s hard to say where former Kansas University quarterback Dylen Smith makes his best moves on or off the field. Smith, known as much for his elusive running ability as he is for his strong arm, is relocating north of the border after signing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League last week.
Briefly___________________
May 25, 2001
Film: Lawrence teen-ager to appear on ‘Montel’ Alyssa Buecker, a teen-age filmmaker from Lawrence, will be the guest star on the “Montel Williams Show” today. The show will air at 3 p.m. on WDAF-TV, Channel 4, and will be repeated at 9 a.m. June 1 on that channel. Williams’ producers came across Alyssa’s Web site, hometown.aol.com/ guineapigfilms, in January and called to invite Alyssa on the program. Alyssa and her parents, Nancy Pistorius and Brad Buecker, were flown in late January to New York City to tape the show. Clips from her HBO-commissioned movie, “Carrot Wars,” which stars her guinea pigs, will be shown on “Montel.” Alyssa began making movies when she was 11. She has won several awards at film festivals. She has been commissioned to make guinea pig movies for Nickelodeon, and three of her previous guinea pig movies have been appearing regularly on the HBO Family Channel. In March, HBO commissioned her to make a series of guinea pig shorts, which will air next season on the HBO Family Channel. ___________________ Commencement: Forecast favorable for weekend graduations Commencement weekend approaches and the weather forecast is ideal. Graduation ceremonies for Lawrence High School seniors are set for 1 p.m. Sunday at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. At 4 p.m., Free State High School seniors graduate. Those ceremonies also are at Memorial Stadium. Commencement exercises for Eudora High School seniors are at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Eudora High School. The National Weather Service forecasts a dry and partly sunny Sunday with high temperatures in the mid-70s. ___________________ Police: Lake encounter leads to Oskaloosan’s arrest A 25-year-old Oskaloosa man was arrested early Thursday following a fight at Clinton Lake State Park. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department said the man broke into a camper parked at the lake. His 24-year-old estranged wife was in the camper with her 30-year-old boyfriend. The suspect hit the woman and her boyfriend. Each received minor injuries, but neither was treated. The suspect then broke the windows of the boyfriend’s truck, which was parked near the trailer. The suspect was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of aggravated burglary, domestic battery, criminal damage to property and battery. He also was booked on a charge of child endangerment because he left his 18-month-old son at home alone while he went to the lake. ___________________ Nursing: VNA reports statistics Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. cared for 1,094 people in 2000 and provided 50,714 visits throughout the county and surrounding area, according to director Marceil Lauppe. At the organization’s annual board of directors meeting this month, Lauppe said the numbers reflect a 4.4 percent increase in visits and a 4.3 percent increase in the number of patients seen. In other business at the meeting, the board approved another three-year term for Mary Gordon and Mindy Mitchell and approved the appointments of new members Richard Wendt, LuAnn Wilcox and Verdell Taylor. New officers for the coming year will be Charles Yockey, president; Pat Donahue, vice president; Ann Gardner, secretary; and Mike Bradley, treasurer.
Gamblers’ brains mimic drug addicts
May 25, 2001
The brains of people anticipating a win at the roulette table appear to react much like those taking euphoria-inducing drugs.
MTV’s ‘Real World’ comes home for 10th season
May 25, 2001
Using the glow from 29 TV monitors as their light source, producers of MTV’s “The Real World” are huddled in a Greenwich Village apartment, waiting for something to happen.
s salary scale makes it difficult to attract, keep help
May 25, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp says he can’t pay his deputies enough to keep them on the job.
Births
May 25, 2001
* Kaci and James Canada, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
Ferrari buyer wants money back
May 25, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Marc Salant was a 23-year-old New York City investment banker who wanted to celebrate his success by buying a sports car.
Mr. Smith goes to Canada
May 25, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com It’s hard to say where former Kansas University quarterback Dylen Smith makes his best moves — on or off the field.
May25-25
May 25, 2001
Lawrence attorney Olin Petefish was elected chairman of the KU Endowment Association at the group’s annual meeting and the new KUEA building on the west campus site was named Irvin Youngberg Hall to honor the man who had retired two years earlier as executive director of the organization. Bernard “Poco” Frazier, 69, recently retired professor of painting and sculpture at KU, died following a heart attack.
FSHS announces scholarship recipients
May 25, 2001
Special to the Journal-World The Free State High School Class of 2001 will graduate Sunday. The graduating seniors have received numerous scholarships and awards. Here is a listing — provided by the school — and pictures of the winners — when possible:
100 Years
May 25, 2001
On May 25, 1901, the Lawrence World editorialized: “The Presbyterians in general assembly are discussing whether or not to let little children into heaven regardless. Christ settled that long ago by letting them in.”
City, area track qualifiers
May 25, 2001
Class 6A Lawrence
Free State track teams hope to crack top 10
May 25, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Free State’s traveling party for the Class 6A state track and field meet in Wichita continues to grow each season.
The Mag: correction
May 25, 2001
In a review of “The Widow of Saint-Pierre” in The Mag on Thursday, the author incorrectly identified the island of St.-Pierre. The island was actually an overseas territory of France.
Daily ticker
May 25, 2001
When religion breaks up a relationship
Changing faith is one challenge some married couples face through the years
May 25, 2001
This has not been a good time for celebrity marriages. Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan recently called it quits, along with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise and now, Jane Fonda and Ted Turner.
Marriage not always the ideal
May 25, 2001
By Robert Reno Newsday America has always promoted marriage as the ideal living arrangement, even as many people use its restrictions as an excuse to stage messy divorces, cheat on loutish spouses or belt the wife when she burns the Sunday roast.
Dream car bought in Lawrence becomes ‘nightmare’
May 25, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Marc Salant was a 23-year-old New York City investment banker who wanted to celebrate his success by buying a sports car. He tracked down the car of his dreams on eBay, the Internet auction service. It was a white 1991 Ferrari 348TS with 7,000 miles.
KU’s Blakeney falls at NCAAs
May 25, 2001
Tulane’s Michael Kogan tripped Kansas University’s Quentin Blakeney, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, in an NCAA tennis first-round singles match on Thursday. “The guy from Tulane won the big points when they mattered,” KU coach Ross Nwachukwu said. The loss ended Blakeney’s 10-match winning streak. The junior from Charlotte, N.C., finished with a 34-7 record.
Senate shifts to Democrats
May 25, 2001
On a day of upheaval beneath the Capitol dome, Democrats snared control of the Senate on the strength of a party defection Thursday and pledged to temper President Bush’s agenda while advancing their own. “I can no longer” remain a Republican, said Vermont Sen. James Jeffords in a personal declaration of independence.
Lawrence High School awards and scholarships
May 25, 2001
Special to the Journal-World The Lawrence High School Class of 2001 will graduate Sunday. The graduating seniors have received numerous scholarships and awards. Here is a listing — provided by the school — and pictures of the local scholarship winners:
Ongoing battle
May 25, 2001
Laws, alone, can’t end the scourge of drunken driving. The battle against drunken driving continues.
Nation briefs
May 25, 2001
Lawmakers close open-container law No Powerball jackpot winner Missing teen boy washes up at beach Students strip-searched during class tour of jail
6Sports report: Blakeney exits early
May 25, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the NCAA tennis championships. Quentin Blakeney, KU’s last and only entry singles tournament, failed to get past the first round. Blakeney and three other Jayhawks are still alive in the doubles tournament.
Scripture sites allow quick searches for Bible information
May 25, 2001
Even all-thumbed technophobes who can’t program a VCR and don’t know a dot from a com will have to admit that the computer can be awfully handy.
Friends and neighbors
May 25, 2001
Stewart has busy day
Racer prepares for Sunday marathon
May 25, 2001
Minute by minute and meal by meal, Tony Stewart’s rigid schedule took on an even more rigorous pace Thursday. In what shaped up as a dress rehearsal for his 1,100-mile, two-race marathon Sunday, Stewart drove in the final Indianapolis 500 practice Carburetion Day then was whisked away for a flight to Charlotte, N.C., where he prepared to qualify for the Coca-Cola 600.
Class 6A state track: Free State track teams eye top 10
May 25, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State’s traveling party for the Class 6A state track and field meet in Wichita continues to grow each season. Nineteen Firebirds left Thursday for Wichita. FSHS will have entries in 11 girls events and nine boys events. “If we go in and have average performances for both the girls and boys, we could score in the high 20s or low 30s, which would be good for seventh place,” FSHS coach Steve Heffernan said. “If we put it all together we could jump as high as third.”
Sheriff laments deputy pay
Trapp says department’s salary scale makes it difficult to attract, keep help
May 25, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp says he can’t pay his deputies enough to keep them on the job. With other area law enforcement agencies paying several thousand dollars more than the county’s average starting salary of $26,978 for deputies, it’s tough to keep help, the sheriff said.
s Taul going back to Hayden
May 25, 2001
J-W Staff Report Baldwin — Nine years ago, Bobby Taul left Topeka Hayden to return to his hometown of Baldwin.
Some history still haunts America
May 25, 2001
When he took the seals of office in 1940, Winston S. Churchill warned that if his countrymen got stuck in a “quarrel between the present and the past, we should be in danger of losing the future.” It was so smart an observation that Sen. John F. Kennedy quoted it when he accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in July 1960, thereby transforming an observation into an aphorism. This week’s ceremony presenting the Profile in Courage Award to Gerald R. Ford for his pardon of Richard M. Nixon — perhaps the single most controversial unilateral presidential decision of the postwar era — is a reminder of just how neatly and completely the tensions of Watergate have been packed away, as if they were simply scarves and snow boots placed harmlessly in the attic of our memory.
Rev. Louis Weinstein Obituary
May 25, 2001
Louis Weinstein Meriden — Services for the Rev. Louis L. Weinstein, 90, Topeka, are pending and will be announced by Barnett’s Meriden Funeral Chapel, Meriden.
s close
May 25, 2001
Dow Industrials +16.91, 11,122.42
Commencement: Forecast favorable for weekend graduations
May 25, 2001
Commencement weekend approaches and the weather forecast is ideal.
Newman wins pole, holds off Gordon
Racer goes 185.217 mph
May 25, 2001
A rookie revived the youth movement at the Coca-Cola 600 on Thursday night, with 23-year-old Ryan Newman winning the pole for NASCAR’s longest race of the year after qualifying was delayed more than two hours by rain.
GOP begins to play blame game
May 25, 2001
As Republicans in Washington awoke Thursday to the reality that they would soon lose their control of the Senate, they examined the workings of the new Bush White House to divine what went wrong, and to answer the question: Who lost Jeffords?
Protecting ‘Gone With The Wind’
Lawyers ‘keeping a promise’ to author’s brother
May 25, 2001
They seem unlikely villains, two white-haired octogenarians former law partners of Margaret Mitchell’s brother who are keepers of the keys to a literary kingdom, “Gone With The Wind.”
FSHS announces scholarship recipients
May 25, 2001
The Free State High School Class of 2001 will graduate Sunday. The graduating seniors have received numerous scholarships and awards. Here is a listing provided by the school:
Friends and Neighbors, volunteer group
May 25, 2001
THE FIFTH- AND SIXTH-GRADE FELLOWSHIP GROUP at Plymouth Congregational Church show off the T-shirts they received for volunteering monthly at Lawrence Humane Society. Back row, from left: Chris Luckey, assistant leader; David Massey; Kaitlan Brenn; Chelsea Dirks-Ham; Abby Vestal; Dennison Cox; front row, David Liston; Scott Hird; Travis Andregg; Katie Bracciano; and Mack Alford. Not pictured are Joe Carr and group leader Cheryl Powers, 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.
House, Senate seek tax-cut bill compromise
May 25, 2001
House and Senate negotiators struggled to complete work on a compromise version of President Bush’s tax cut Thursday as lawmakers said the prospect of Democratic control of the Senate made it likely that the 11-year, $1.35 trillion package would be the last significant piece of tax legislation this year.
6Sports report: AD search committee meets
May 25, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the lastest meeting of the search committee to find a replacement for outgoing Athletic Director Bob Frederick.
Ongoing battle
May 25, 2001
J-W Editorials Laws, alone, can’t end the scourge of drunken driving.
Struggling ship?
May 25, 2001
Emily Schwartz: 6Sports Athlete of the Week
May 25, 2001
Lawrence High senior high jumper Emily Schwartz is an impressive athlete, seeing as she is off to compete in the 6A state meet. She is also just as impressive in academics—she starts at MIT this fall.
Briefcase
May 25, 2001
New wheat varieties coming to Kansas Pride International, Marine Drilling to merge Microsoft, Lockheed seek government deals UPS forms new unit
New-home sales post biggest drop in 4 years
May 25, 2001
Americans bought fewer new homes in April as worries about job security helped push sales down by the largest amount in four years.
GM, Nissan to ease away from Firestone
May 25, 2001
In another blow to Bridgestone/Firestone, General Motors Corp., the world’s biggest automaker, plans to stop using Firestone tires on certain models this summer and will instead go with the Bridgestone brand. The decision follows a move by Ford earlier this week to recall 13 million Firestone Wilderness AT tires.
Gasoline prices continue to rise
Wholesale prices hit record; analyst sees no sign of relief
May 25, 2001
Motorists could be looking at $2-a-gallon gasoline this summer, with fears of a supply crunch sending wholesale prices soaring to record heights this week just as the busiest driving season is getting under way. “There is still no sign of any relief on the way,” said Peter Beutel, president of Cameron Hanover Inc., which publishes a daily newsletter on energy markets. “It now looks like $2-a-gallon retail gasoline prices will become a reality everywhere in the country.”
Markets manage late advance
Senate turmoil, economic news draw caution among investors
May 25, 2001
Stocks ended an uneven session with moderate gains Thursday as investors vacillated between optimism and fear about the economy. The market also was trying to determine the likely impact of the change in leadership in the Senate. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 16.91 at 11,122.42, after falling 60 points earlier in the session.
Parish leaves Episcopal Church
May 25, 2001
A conservative parish has left the Episcopal Church over its tolerance of same-sex unions and ordination of women and gays.
Court affirms graduation prayer decision
May 25, 2001
A federal appeals court has again ruled that public school students in a Florida county may choose a class member to give a prayer or personal message at high school graduations.
Joint prayer service marks anniversary
May 25, 2001
The National Council of Churches and National Conference of Catholic Bishops will sponsor an unusual joint prayer service Wednesday to mark the 1,700th anniversary of Armenian Christianity.
Western asks KCC to reconsider
Utility says state regulators have no jurisdiction over plans for corporate restructuring
May 25, 2001
Western Resources Inc. asked the Kansas Corporation Commission Thursday to reconsider its investigation into the company’s restructuring plans, saying the commission doesn’t have jurisdiction. The request came during the sixth day of a hearing on the company’s proposal to increase its electric rates by $151 million.
LHS announces scholarship recipients
May 25, 2001
The Lawrence High School Class of 2001 will graduate Sunday. The graduating seniors have received numerous scholarships and awards. Here is a listing provided by the school.
Estelle Kuebler
May 25, 2001
James Connett
May 25, 2001
Besieged sheriff says he won’t quit
Bribery charges won’t stick, Reno County lawman maintains
May 25, 2001
Reno County Sheriff Larry Leslie says he won’t resign despite allegations that he accepted $284,875 from a Hutchinson business to influence county commissioners to award a jail contract. “I am here every day to do what I am supposed to do. My intention is to continue doing exactly that,” Leslie told the Hutchinson News on Wednesday.
Lind services
May 25, 2001
Ben Beaver
May 25, 2001
Ceremonies to honor fallen soldiers
May 25, 2001
Veterans organizations throughout the area will pay homage to the war dead Monday during annual Memorial Day ceremonies.
As times change, churches reach out to lapsed Catholics
Congregations strive to give estimated 17 million inactive members a reason to return
May 25, 2001
The Catholic Church Donna Carlton remembered was much different. In the church of her childhood, Mass was in Latin, priests delivered sermons from the pulpit and the laity certainly girls or women were barred from ascending to the altar.
On the record
May 25, 2001
Stanford opens with 2-1 win
May 25, 2001
Jessica Mendoza’s RBI-double in the eighth inning gave Stanford a 2-1 victory over Louisiana State on Thursday night in the opening round of the Women’s College World Series.
Wizards win, 1-0
May 25, 2001
Onandi Lowe, a Jamaican national team player making his MLS debut, scored in injury time to give Kansas City a 1-0 victory over New York-New Jersey on Thursday, breaking the Wizards’ three-game losing streak.
Baldwin Student critically injured in fight
Shop class altercation lands one teen-ager in custody, another in KU Med Center
May 25, 2001
By Terry Rombeck A 17-year-old boy was in the custody of Douglas County law enforcement authorities Thursday after a fight at Baldwin High School left another 17-year-old boy critically injured. According to Baldwin School Supt. Jim White, the students were involved in a fight about 12:45 p.m. Thursday in a shop class taught by Jim Oatman.
Ankiel’s struggles continue
May 25, 2001
Rick Ankiel might be getting even wilder now that he’s in the minors. Ankiel hit the screen eight times, walked six of eight batters and threw five wild pitches Thursday night, lasting just two-thirds of an inning for Triple-A Memphis against Nashville. The beleaguered St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, making his third start since he was sent down, bounced his first warmup pitch, and it didn’t get any better in the game.
National League Roundup: Lieber rains on Reds’ record
Chicago hurler endures delays, blanks Cincinnati for first time in 209 games, 3-0
May 25, 2001
Not even rain delays bother Jon Lieber, whose one-hitter Thursday gave the Chicago Cubs a 3-0 victory and handed the Cincinnati Reds their first shutout in almost two years. Gary Matthews Jr. homered and drove in another run to back Lieber, and Sammy Sosa hit an RBI single in his first at-bat after missing two games with tightness in his lower back.
American League Roundup: Yanks win war of aces
Mussina topples Boston’s Martinez, 2-1
May 25, 2001
Paul O’Neill and the New York Yankees have found the secret formula: They know how to win when facing Pedro Martinez. Baseball’s most dominant pitcher failed for the fifth straight time to defeat the rival Yankees, with Mike Mussina outdueling Martinez for a 2-1 win over Boston on Thursday. The Yankees overcame Martinez in a familiar way, using stellar starting pitching, a couple of timely hits and an unbeatable bullpen.
City has big change of art
Lawrence’s downtown boasts new set of outdoor sculptures
May 25, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess You could call it the annual changing of the guard in the City of the Arts. Workers and artists Thursday mounted a new exhibition of outdoor sculptures that will be in place until next spring on various downtown Lawrence street corners.
Palmer, 71, shoots his age
Thorpe fires 67 to lead Senior PGA
May 25, 2001
Senior golf got just what it needed Thursday, the return of the Big Three. For at least a day, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player were again on the center stage in the world of golf. The 71-year-old Palmer shot his age, Nicklaus, 61, matched his best round of the year in relation to par with a 4-under 68 and the 65-year-old Player had a 70 as the trio stole all the attention in the first round of the Senior PGA Championship.
Headhunting firm, KU committee confer
May 25, 2001
J-W Staff Report Two members of Heidrick and Struggles Inc., an Atlanta headhunting firm, met Thursday with the Kansas University committee charged with identifying a new athletics director. Chuck Knapp, a firm partner, and Mark Reiff had their first session with the committee at Parrott Complex after meeting with Chancellor Robert Hemenway earlier in the day.
Some history still haunts America
May 25, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe When he took the seals of office in 1940, Winston S. Churchill warned that if his countrymen got stuck in a “quarrel between the present and the past, we should be in danger of losing the future.” It was so smart an observation that Sen. John F. Kennedy quoted it when he accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in July 1960, thereby transforming an observation into an aphorism.
Identity of body still a mystery
Sheriff looks to DNA tests for answers; investigation waits
May 25, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Six weeks after the discovery of a body northwest of Lecompton, a basic piece of information continues to elude the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department in its investigation: Who is the victim? Sheriff Rick Trapp said Thursday that dental records weren’t enough to confirm the identity of the body, which was found April 13 along the east side of East 225 Road a quarter mile south of North 2190 Road.
Divorce rates skewed by teen-age brides
May 25, 2001
Teen-age brides are far more likely than older women to see their marriages break up within 10 years, a government study shows.
Dozens killed when Israeli building falls
May 25, 2001
A three-story wedding hall where hundreds of people were dancing collapsed Thursday night, killing at least 25, officials said. Another 300 others were said to be injured in what appeared to be an accident, not a terror attack.
Ancient tiny mammal may be humans’ kin
May 25, 2001
A mouse-like animal that lived some 195 million years ago had a body so tiny that it could have curled up on a half dollar. But researchers say the wee mammal may have been the ancestor of us all.
McVeigh execution to proceed, Ashcroft says
May 25, 2001
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft announced Thursday that the Justice Department has turned over nearly 900 additional pages of documents that should have been given to defense attorneys for Timothy McVeigh, but said the Oklahoma City bomber’s execution will proceed because there’s no doubt about his guilt.
CBS edges ABC as season’s ratings champ
May 25, 2001
Live by Regis Philbin, die by Regis Philbin.
Midwesterners’ indulgences create ‘Coronary Valley’
May 25, 2001
When a man is attacking a monster pork sandwich at Arthur Bryant’s, the most famed of this city’s famous barbecue joints, it is, perhaps, impolite to raise the subject of heart disease. But Don Breckon doesn’t mind. “Heart attack?” he asks, and cheerfully holds out his plate, overflowing with barbecue pork and thick-cut french fries, a few wilted pickles on the side.
Consensus committee may seek SLT route
May 25, 2001
By Cody Howard and Joy Ludwig The state highway department may be willing to let a specially convened committee determine the route of the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway. Mike Rees, chief counsel for the Kansas Department of Transportation, said Thursday that Haskell Indian Nations University was working to bring together representatives of several groups to try to find the best route for completion of the trafficway, which has been tied up in controversy for years.
Prison escapee surrenders in Oklahoma
May 25, 2001
A Lansing Correctional inmate who walked away from a minimum-security job last week turned himself into an Oklahoma police department.
NBA Playoffs: Bucks sack Sixers, 92-78, to even series at 1-1
May 25, 2001
Ray Allen was masterful. Allen Iverson was miserable. Allen gave Milwaukee a big lead right at the start and silenced the Philadelphia 76ers with clutch jumpers every time they made a run Thursday night, scoring a career playoff-high 38 points as the Bucks evened the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece with a 92-78 victory.
Truth seekers go casual
May 25, 2001
Look closely, very closely, at this Denny’s restaurant menu. There, lurking between the country-fried steak and the chicken strips, you will find Truth, Beauty and Reason. The steak costs $6.59 and the chicken costs $6.49. On every other Tuesday evening, from September through May, Truth, Beauty and Reason are $4. (Half-price for students.)
Child’s intellectual growth based on good start
May 25, 2001
We have a 1-year-old daughter and want to raise her right. I’ve heard that parents can increase the mental abilities of their children if they stimulate them properly during the early years. Is this accurate, and if so, how can I accomplish this with my baby?