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Top-seeded Derby ousts Aquinas
May 26, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Top-seeded Derby scored four runs in the top of the first inning and hung on for a 5-3 victory over Overland Park Aquinas in the first round of the Class 6A state baseball tournament Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Lawrence businesses to observe Memorial Day
May 26, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Government offices and many public services in Lawrence and most area towns will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
State track agate
May 26, 2001
High School Results STATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Oskaloosa falls to St. Marys
May 26, 2001
Special to Journal-World Manhattan — Maybe it was experience, maybe it was talent. Or, maybe it was both in St. Marys’ 4-3 eight-inning victory over Oskaloosa Friday night at the Class 3A state softball tournament at Twin Oaks Complex.
LHS-Washburn Rural box
May 26, 2001
Lawrence 10, Topeka Washburn Rural 8 LAWRENCE ab r h bi
Center on aging opens –- Multi-purpose facility first of its kind in Kansas
May 26, 2001
J-W staff Kansas City, Kan. — A $10-million center devoted to the health and well-being of the elderly was opened Friday at the Kansas University Medical Center.
Police to hold DUI checkpoint
May 26, 2001
Police to hold sobriety checkpoint Lawrence police will conduct their first sobriety checkpoint in nearly five years early Sunday morning.
Pool prices break box
May 26, 2001
2001 Admission charges for aquatic facilities: 4 and under: free with adult admission
Saturday Best Bets
May 26, 2001
THE BOMBSQUAD CD RELEASE PARTY occurs tonight at Tremors, 729 N.H. TODAY
Lemesany trial delayed
May 26, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com The trial for William Lemesany, the landlord accused of watching tenants through peepholes in their apartments, has been delayed until the fall.
5-26 medicine chest - drug approval
May 26, 2001
Want a new drug? It takes time and money What takes 10 years to make, costs a third of a billion dollars and still has to be monitored for harmful side effects?
Blotter
May 26, 2001
Law enforcement report * Lawrence Police were called about 9:30 p.m. Friday to Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St., to investigate a bomb threat. The threat was made in a phone call, police said. The store was cleared and temporarily closed, but no bomb was found.
Class 6A softball linescores, capsules
May 26, 2001
High School Linescores Semifinals
5-26 Should alcoholic beverages have larger and more prominent.
May 26, 2001
Should alcoholic beverages have larger and more prominent warning labels?
Inheritance tax — soundoff
May 26, 2001
According to the Resource Guide for Seniors, 2000/2001 edition, Kansas Department of Aging, Kansas has an Inheritance Tax. According to the Kansas State Tax Booklet, Kansas Department of Revenue, number K706EP revised on July of 2000, indicates that Kansas has no Inheritance Tax. Which is correct? Kansas’ inheritance tax was repealed in 1998 and was replaced with what is called an estate tax, according to Rich Cram, director of policy and research for the Kansas Department of Revenue. The difference between the two?
LHS junior Ryu wins Discover scholarship of $2,500
May 26, 2001
Lawrence junior wins college scholarship
Local briefs for Saturday
May 26, 2001
BU netters honored Baldwin — Baker University tennis players Akiba Medina, a senior from Eudora, and Chad Glover, a junior from Baldwin, have been named academic NAIA All-Americans. To qualify, a player must be a junior or senior, compete in the national tournament and have a GPA of at least 3.5.
s role
May 26, 2001
A lot is happening at Kansas University, and the timing seems ideal for a major makeover in the way KU tells its story. It is good Janet Murguia soon will join the KU staff to help the university do a better job of explaining how it relates to the well being and future direction of the state. Quite frankly, KU has flunked its public relations class for some time. Consequently, Kansans do not have the appropriate understanding or appreciation of KU’s relevance and importance to the entire state.
Nation Briefs
May 26, 2001
New Jersey: Company owner alleges pressure by Torricelli Arkansas: Smell of legal substance not cause for search New York: Gravano and son plead guilty in drug case
Nation Briefs
May 26, 2001
Nation Briefs
May 26, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Committee recommends approval of heart drug Baltimore: Maryland discovers West Nile-infected crow
Military news
May 26, 2001
Olive Laing Obituary
May 26, 2001
Olive Laing Oskaloosa — Services for Olive G. (Edmonds) Laing, 89, Winchester, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa.
Lake officials anticipate large Memorial Day crowd
May 26, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com The rain is over and temperatures will start climbing today — just in time for what area lake officials describe as their busiest holiday weekend of the year.
Around About
May 26, 2001
Brian Ferrell, Overbrook, has been selected as an Emporia State University ambassador for the 2001-2002 academic year. Ambassadors promote the university and are selected by their personality, ability to work with others and dedication to Emporia State.
5-26 Eye Doctor
May 26, 2001
Out of sight Lawrence eye doctor brings clarity to Central Americans
Saturday datebook
May 26, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Cohousing site tour, Delaware Street Commons, 1208 Del., 842-4913. Business meeting, 10 a.m.-noon.
Ghghgh ––— ghghg
May 26, 2001
dmitchell@ljworld.com Wichita — Baldwin’s goal was to be the best.
Bowyer takes second straight Modified win
May 26, 2001
Clint Bowyer of Emporia captured his second straight NASCAR Modified feature victory Saturday night at Heartland Park Topeka’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Motor Speedway.
Friends and neighbors
May 26, 2001
Former flight attendant files suit against Tigers
May 26, 2001
A former flight attendant for the Detroit Tigers team airplane is suing the club for sexual harassment.
Briefs
May 26, 2001
Lawrence junior wins college scholarship EPA seeks businesses for award applications
Bush calls for high-tech military
May 26, 2001
Pledging to “keep the peace by redefining war,” President Bush told graduates of the Naval Academy on Friday that he wants the nation’s military to be faster and more high-tech, but not necessarily larger.
Witness for Western suggests customers pay most of CEO’s salary
Utility boss pulled down more than $4 million last year
May 26, 2001
How much of a top utility official’s seven-figure salary should be paid by electric customers became an issue Friday during the hearing on Western Resources Inc.’s $151 million rate increase request.
Graves signs final budget legislation
Governor vetoes 22 items along the way
May 26, 2001
Gov. Bill Graves signed the year’s final budget bill Friday, using his veto power 22 times to correct “shortfalls” in spending for fiscal year 2002, which begins July 1. “Overall, this bill effectively deals with the financial needs of Kansas during the next fiscal year,” Graves said in a statement. “But there were several areas of fiscal and public policy that fell short in this legislation.”
Wells richly deserves loss of respect
White Sox pitcher could have owned Chicago, but he opened his mouth
May 26, 2001
Chicagoans have a deep sense of fairness, an elemental Midwestern quality that somehow survives the thieves, muggers and gas pumps. It’s as if, shooting up through all the layers of urban history, a cornstalk still grows.
Despite worries, drags big hit in Topeka
May 26, 2001
The sun was high in the sky, but there was thunder on the ground Friday at Heartland Park Topeka. Drivers in their exotic cars with equally exotic engines and paint schemes roared from the starting line to begin the 13th annual Advanced Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Teen charged in school fight
Horsing around’ led to student requiring surgery
May 26, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The Baldwin High School student accused Thursday of hitting a classmate in the head with a broom was charged Friday with aggravated battery. Kenneth S. Goff, 17, was charged in Douglas County District Court. He remained at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facility and was scheduled to appear at a juvenile detention hearing Tuesday afternoon.
Lake officials anticipate large Memorial Day crowds
May 26, 2001
By Mike Belt The rain is over and temperatures will start climbing today just in time for what area lake officials describe as their busiest holiday weekend of the year. Memorial Day weekend came early for some campers who began arriving as early as Thursday at Clinton and Perry lakes, officials there said.
Civil War hero gets grave marker
May 26, 2001
This Memorial Day will be the first in more than 75 years that a headstone will mark the grave of Civil War hero John Henry Callahan. The private in the Illinois Infantry earned the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. But after his death in 1914 he was buried next to his wife, Lucinda, in an unmarked grave.
Hearn on call should rain fall
Driver won’t race unless weather hampers Stewart’s twinbill
May 26, 2001
Nobody in Indianapolis is studying the weather forecast for Sunday more closely than Richie Hearn. “I’ve got my rain dance down,” said Hearn, who won’t race unless there is a delay either before or during the Indy 500.
Coverage builds club’s health
Interruption insurance finances recovery for Total Fitness Athletic Center
May 26, 2001
By Mark Fagan Marty Tuley admits to running the most sparse health club in town. For now. Nearly three months after a fire ravaged his Total Fitness Athletic Center, Tuley and his full-time staff of four are busy working out of a former hydroponics shop in the Hillcrest Shopping Center equipped with four phones, three desks and one computer terminal.
Daily Ticker
May 26, 2001
Behavior may signal cognitive impairment in the elderly
May 26, 2001
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
May 26, 2001
Central Facilities
May 26, 2001
L.A. watches an American success story
May 26, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Question: What do you call the son of a single mother who, the son boasts, “rode a bus to and from work her entire life and never owned her own home;” a man who was kicked out of Catholic high school and dropped out of public high school but went on to become a labor organizer and activist leader in the American Civil Liberties Union? What do you call such a man?
led to student in serious condition
May 26, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com The Baldwin High School student accused Thursday of hitting a classmate in the head with a broom was charged Friday with aggravated battery.
Business briefcase for Saturday
May 26, 2001
Levi’s buys back old jeans for $46,000
Bert Nash
May 26, 2001
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photos LAWRENCE ARTIST James Nedresky signs a print of his photograph, “Winter Prairie, Douglas County,” which was selected for this year’s Mental Health Month poster by Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. A reception honoring Nedresky was held May 18 at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine.
4-H News
May 26, 2001
Heather Hinshaw, president, called the May 14 meeting of the Lone Star 4-H club to order. It began at 7:15 p.m. at the Wakarusa Valley School. Members answered roll call by naming their favorite season.
KU tennis brief
May 26, 2001
NCAA TENNIS KU doubles teams
Society calendar
May 26, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold.
World Briefs
May 26, 2001
Texas: Former aide to Bush adviser will plead guilty to mail fraud New York: Moon to conduct marriage for Catholic archbishop Puerto Rico: Navy accused of lobbying in Washington for Vieques Macedonia: Ethnic Albanians flee Macedonian villages Philippines: Gunmen release 38 hostages
Olive Laing
May 26, 2001
Urban bombing wave spreads to Bogota
May 26, 2001
A wave of urban terror spread to Colombia’s capital on Friday, where two bombs exploded along a thoroughfare during morning rush hour, killing four people and injuring 26. President Andres Pastrana said the possible culprits ranged from drug traffickers to rightist paramilitaries to leftist guerrillas. He called the bombs “cowardly.”
Powell says democracy at risk in Zimbabwe
May 26, 2001
With heckles and catcalls filling a university auditorium here, Secretary of State Colin Powell on Friday fielded the most difficult questions of his four-country tour of sub-Saharan Africa and delivered the U.S. government’s strongest criticism yet of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
Briefly____________________
May 26, 2001
Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint Lawrence Police will conduct their first sobriety checkpoint in nearly five years early Sunday morning. Officers like Robert Brown, above, will be looking for evidence of alcohol-related offenses. Sgt. Kirk Fultz said he expected about 12 officers to stop cars from midnight to 2 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Massachusetts Street. Officers also will hand out keychains and pamphlets when stopping cars. “We want to put the fear of apprehension in them through public awareness,” Fultz said. “We want people to be afraid to drink and drive.” The checkpoint is the first under a federal grant received by Lawrence Police. The grant pays for overtime for officers to work the checkpoint. Fultz said officers will hold about one checkpoint per month for the next six months. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department also held a sobriety checkpoint from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Friday at the intersection of County Road 1 and County Road 458, near Lone Star Lake. __________________________ Courts: Ex-police officer pleads guilty in computer case A former Kansas University police officer will not go to jail for possessing a stolen laptop computer. Steve Carpenter, 55, pleaded guilty Friday in Douglas County District Court to one count of misdemeanor possession of stolen property. Judge Jack Murphy sentenced Carpenter to 12 months’ probation and ordered him to pay $200 plus court costs. According to statements made in court, Carpenter purchased computer equipment valued at $2,000, but paid much less for it. Carpenter admitted that he knew the computer was worth more. He said he later learned it had been stolen but kept it anyway. The incident occurred between Feb. 8 and Feb. 17. Carpenter originally was charged with felony theft Feb. 27. Carpenter was fired from his job Feb. 28 after 12 1/2 years of service. __________________________ Accident: Driver suffers cardiac arrest A Valley Falls man is believed to have suffered a fatal cardiac arrest, causing his vehicle to strike an embankment Thursday night in Leavenworth County. About 11:45 p.m. Herman Page, 70, was driving south on County Road 33 when he drove through the intersection at Kansas Highway 92, a Leavenworth County Sheriff’s report said. The first officers on the scene began cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on Page, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. He was taken to Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth, where he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s report did not say what kind of vehicle Page was driving. __________________________ Humane Society schedule dog adoptions, wash The Lawrence Humane Society will team up with a Lawrence business today and next weekend for adoptions and fund raising. The Humane Society will have dogs available for adoption from noon to 4 p.m. at Petco, 3115 Iowa, and will have a benefit dog wash from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Society volunteers will wash dogs brought in by owners for a suggested $5 donation June 2, with proceeds benefiting the Humane Society. __________________________ LHS senior to give voice recital today Kevin Miller, 17, a senior at Lawrence High School, will give a voice recital at 6 p.m. today at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth. He will present a program of 11 works, including “Lord God of Abraham” and “For the Mountain Shall Depart” from “Elijah” by Mendelssohn; “Ecco Ridente In Cielo” from “The Barber of Seville” by Rossini; “On the Street Where You Live” from “My Fair Lady”; “Miracle of Miracles” from “Fiddler on the Roof”; and “Ah! Per Sempre Io Ti Perdei” from “I Puritani” by Bellini. His accompanist is Ellen Bottorff. Miller, a student of Julia McLaren, is the son of Thomas and Deborah Miller. __________________________ Counseling center seeks volunteers Headquarters Counseling Center is seeking volunteers as shortages threaten its history of service. According to Headquarters, at least one volunteer counselor has been on duty nearly every hour of every day since 1969, but currently volunteer shortages could end the tradition. The center will offer informational meetings for prospective volunteers from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, and Monday, June 4, at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Interested individuals also may call 841-2345. Headquarters provides free counseling, information and education services to residents of Douglas County, and also provides suicide prevention services to people throughout Kansas who dial 1-800-SUICIDE, the National Hope Line Network.
Suicide bombers strike again
May 26, 2001
Searching for survivors of a wedding-hall collapse that was called the country’s worst disaster of its kind, the Israelis were quickly forced to turn attention back to more familiar perils Friday when two Palestinian suicide bombers struck.
Digging continues at wedding disaster site
May 26, 2001
The guests are dancing to a very popular, bouncy Mizrahi tune, pretty women in sleek dresses, a baby on her father’s shoulders, young thin men. They smile, sing along to the words; a woman in blue adjusts her straps.
Media exemption mars bill
May 26, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, supports, with almost erotic heat, the McCain-Feingold campaign regulation bill to intensify government restrictions on political speech and other activities.
Top-seeded O-East slips past EHS
May 26, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Emporia pitcher Kristin O’Mara thought Olathe East took the Spartans lightly.
5-26 Hall depression breakout
May 26, 2001
Signs of depression People who are depressed often exhibit one or more of these signs:
5-20 eyeglass trip cutlines
May 26, 2001
Photos Special to the Journal-World DR. BRENT CRANDON HELPS a typical patient who needed reading glasses, which are not available in Catacamos.
People
May 26, 2001
s health ––— Interruption insurance finances recovery for Total Fitness Athletic Center
May 26, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Marty Tuley admits to running the most spare health club in town.
Engagements
May 26, 2001
Anniversaries
May 26, 2001
Elder Jim and Edna Elder, Linwood, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at their home, 11997 206th St.
6Sports report: Lions advance
May 26, 2001
Here are some highlights and a recap from Lawrence High’s thrilling 10-8 6A baseball victory over Washburn Rural on Friday.
Chiefs, Minnis reach deal
May 26, 2001
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed rookie wide receiver and former Florida State Seminole Marvin “Snoop” Minnis, their third-round draft pick, to a three-year contract.
LHS reaches semis
Lions outlast Rural, 10-8, in eight innings
May 26, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus The defending state champs were no chumps. Lawrence High stranded 15 runners, struck out 14 times and committed four errors, yet somehow escaped with a wild 10-8 eight-inning victory over Topeka Washburn Rural in the first round of the Class 6A state baseball tournament Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Briefcase
May 26, 2001
Levi’s buys back old jeans for $46,000 Leadership: GM vice chairman leaves to chair Hughes Electronics Mascotte retiring as CEO of Blue Cross of Kansas City Agriculture: Livestock prices boost farm income Markets closed: No trading on holiday
Economic news hurts Wall Street
Investors take profits amid light trading
May 26, 2001
Pessimistic economic news and cautionary comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan caused investors to sell off shares Friday and shove aside resurgent optimism that business conditions soon would improve. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 117.05 at 11,005.37 to stay just above the 11,000 mark, which it reclaimed May 16 after trading below the historic level for eight months.
STATE TRACK City athletes eager for second day of meet
May 26, 2001
dmitchell@ljworld.com Wichita — It’s a two-day meet.
Group learns about wetlands proposal
May 26, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com State-hired consultants working on the South Lawrence Trafficway project took a firsthand look Friday at the Baker Wetlands.
5-26 Hall child depression
May 26, 2001
khall@sunflower.com With teens, moody, restless or withdrawn behavior often comes with the territory. So it can be difficult to know whether an adolescent — or younger child — is clinically depressed or if it’s simply a case of hormones shifting into high gear.
s close
May 26, 2001
Dow Industrials —117.05, 11,005.37
Nation & World Briefs
May 26, 2001
Georgia: National guard unit seizes ministry base London: Stage hypnotist loses ‘zombie’ lawsuit Berlin: Former Kohl aides charged in scandal Argentina: Pinochet investigation involves U.S. bombing
Earnhardt Jr.’s return to Busch Series delayed
May 26, 2001
Rain delayed Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to the Busch Series, wiping out Friday’s qualifying round for the Carquest 300 and forcing the two-time series champion to rely on a provisional to make the field.
5-26 rec calendar
May 26, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today — Muffin ride departs at 8 a.m. from Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
Pool hours breakout
May 26, 2001
Pool hours: The Lawrence Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., will be open daily from 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 26 through Sept. 3. Hours during the school session will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. weekends.
Unmarried Americans growing in numbers, not in power
May 26, 2001
Roughly 82 million strong, unmarried adults form one of the biggest demographic blocs in the nation. But converting those numbers into political clout is a daunting task.
Change in sanctions opposed
May 26, 2001
China joined Russia Friday in criticizing a U.S.-British plan to overhaul sanctions against Iraq, saying it appeared aimed at punishing Baghdad rather than easing life for Iraqis.
5-26 Eye Doc Breakout
May 26, 2001
Looking for glasses The Lawrence River City Lions and the Lawrence Lions Club accept donations of old eyeglasses for use by Kansas Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity.
Humane society announces adoption day, fund raising event
May 26, 2001
Dog adoptions, wash scheduled
Horoscopes
May 26, 2001
4-H News
May 26, 2001
Around and about
May 26, 2001
Pool prices dampen summer fun
May 26, 2001
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Beer in small doses can benefit
May 26, 2001
Teresa Graedon King Features Syndicate
Jeffords shift puts Bush in peril
May 26, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont is now officially an Independent. Unified government under Republican control for the first time in nearly 50 years lasted a few days more than four months.
6A STATE BASEBALL LHS reaches semis ––— ghghg
May 26, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com The defending state champs were no chumps.
World Briefs
May 26, 2001
Brazil: Emergency energy cuts to be reconsidered Beijing: Report: China to build cosmic ray observatory London: Amnesty International celebrates 40th year
Weddings
May 26, 2001
Weddings
May 26, 2001
Mossberg-Kuehler Shannon Mossberg and Shelby Kuehler, both of Lawrence, were married May 11, 2001, at Paris Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, with the Rev. Douglas Graham officiating.
Military news
May 26, 2001
Army Reserve Pvt. Jesse Bonebrake has graduated from basic military training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo. During training, Bonebrake received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history and traditions.
Engagements
May 26, 2001
Tweed-Hamill Mr. and Mrs. Greg Hamill, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their son, Matthew James Hamill, to Sara Christine Tweed.
Club news
May 26, 2001
Club News
May 26, 2001
The Lawrence 99er Duplicate Bridge Club’s May 16 game was directed by Don Brennaman. The game used the Howell movement. Bebe Huxtable and Wanda Edmonds placed first, followed by Albert Ballard and Artie Shaw. Harry Talley and Don Daugherty placed third, followed by Barb and Bill Hamilton. Barbara McCorkle and Richard Moore placed fifth. l
Arizona edges Sooners in softball World Series
May 26, 2001
Nicole Giordano scored on a two-out throwing error in the top of the eighth inning Friday and top-seeded Arizona beat Oklahoma, 5-4, in a winner’s bracket game of the Women’s College World Series.
National League Roundup: Wood tosses one-hit shutout
Brewers baffled by Cubs’ hurler; Chicago claims 1-0 victory
May 26, 2001
Kid K is at it again. Looking like the pitcher he was in 1998, Kerry Wood allowed only one hit and struck out 14 Friday to lead the Chicago Cubs past Milwaukee, 1-0.
American League Roundup: Jays no match for Nomo
Red Sox pitcher allows one hit, strikes out 14
May 26, 2001
Hideo Nomo already has a no-hitter this year, so a one-hitter wasn’t a shock. Allowing no walks for the first time this season might have been. He spiced his one-hit complete game with a season-high 14 strikeouts and faced just one batter over the minimum as Boston beat Toronto, 4-0, Friday night.
Louis Weinstein
May 26, 2001
Bishops apologize for Jewish massacre
May 26, 2001
In an unprecedented ceremony, Polish bishops plan prayers Sunday to apologize for a 1941 massacre of Jews in northeastern Poland and the suffering by other Jews at the hands of Roman Catholics during World War II.
Police: Milosevic covered up crimes
May 26, 2001
Police linked former President Slobodan Milosevic on Friday to a cover-up of atrocities in Kosovo, including the dumping of bodies in the Danube River a revelation that could help the U.N. war crimes tribunal.
Graves appoints four to Board of Regents
May 26, 2001
Gov. Bill Graves reappointed two members of the Kansas Board of Regents, including its chairman, and named two others to the nine-member panel. Chairman Clay C. Blair III, of Mission Hills, was reappointed Friday along with William R. Docking, of Arkansas City.
Archaeologist uncovers Mayan tomb in Honduras
May 26, 2001
An expert on the Mayan Empire said Friday that his team has uncovered the tomb of a Mayan king from the sixth century. The remains thought to be those of a king were discovered in a massive archaeological park 120 miles west of the capital of Tegucigalpa, said Japanese anthropologist Seiichi Nakamura. The king had not yet been identified.
Ex-Mexican governor captured, imprisoned
May 26, 2001
Now that former Quintana Roo Gov. Mario Villanueva has been arrested, arraigned and outfitted with prison garb after two years as a fugitive, Mexican prosecutors are bracing for the real test.
U.N. panel accuses Taliban of financing war with drugs
May 26, 2001
A U.N. panel accused Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers Friday of selling opium and heroin to finance its war against northern rebels and to train terrorists. It called for the United Nations to monitor the drug trade as part of an existing arms embargo.
Lawrence businesses to observe Memorial Day
May 26, 2001
Government offices and many public services in Lawrence and most area towns will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. All city, county and state offices will be closed, as will federal offices in the General Services Administration and the federal courts.
GOP congressman resigns, citing family
May 26, 2001
Rep. Joe Scarborough of Florida, a member of the Republican Revolution of 1994, wiped away tears Friday and said he will resign this year to spend more time with his two young sons.
Daughter of blues great Johnny Copeland wins two Handy awards
May 26, 2001
Shemekia Copeland, daughter of blues great Johnny Copeland, was a double winner Thursday night at the 22nd annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. Copeland won awards for best contemporary female artist and blues album for “Wicked.”
Appeals court lifts injunction on ‘Wind’ parody
May 26, 2001
A federal appeals court lifted an injunction Friday against publication of “The Wind Done Gone,” a “Gone With the Wind” parody at the center of a closely watched dispute over copyright law, the First Amendment and who owns some of literature’s most memorable characters.
Robert Blake’s slain wife buried
Media outnumber mourners at simple graveside service
May 26, 2001
Actor Robert Blake, haggard and somber, spoke fondly of his slain wife during a brief funeral that drew more reporters than mourners and none of Bonny Lee Bakley’s family.
Tax-cut agreement features refunds
May 26, 2001
House and Senate negotiators reached a final agreement Friday night on a 10-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut package that would give individual taxpayers a refund of up to $300 this year and married couples up to $600.
Pool fee hike gets chilly reception
Some families not feeling grand about today’s opening
May 26, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess An increase in admissions charges has left Bruce Johanning and his family high and dry for today’s opening of the Lawrence Aquatic Center. The cost of a season pass for Johanning’s family of five was $105 a year ago; this year, season passes for the Johanning clan would cost $200.
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: While one Allen ailing, other doing just fine
May 26, 2001
The other Allen, the tattoo-free “Barbie Doll” known as Ray Allen, is doing just fine in the Eastern Conference finals. The Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard has averaged 34.5 points in the first two games against Philadelphia while making 27 of 46 shots.
Area briefs
May 26, 2001
Baldwin pool opens today KU sets final exam
Thorpe tops Senior PGA
Nicklaus, Player, Palmer fade
May 26, 2001
On the day the Big Three faded, Jim Thorpe kept going. Thorpe shot a 3-under-par 69 Friday to maintain a one-shot lead over Bob Gilder after two rounds of the Senior PGA Championship.
Royals hire Nipper
May 26, 2001
Former major league pitcher Al Nipper was hired by the Kansas City Royals on Friday to be their pitching coach.
ISU’s Eustachy gets bonus
May 26, 2001
Iowa State basketball coach Larry Eustachy’s new contract, which could bring his compensation to $1.55 million a year, included a $120,000 signing bonus.
KU doubles teams ousted from tourney
May 26, 2001
Both of Kansas University’s doubles teams lost first-round matches at the NCAA Div. I men’s tennis championships Friday at the Dan Magill Tennis Center. KU’s Rodrigo Echagaray and Eleazar Magallan fell to Louisiana State’s Daniel Kiernan and Sebastian Rutka, 7-6 (5), 6-4.
Judge agrees to delay peeping trial
May 26, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The trial for William Lemesany, the landlord accused of watching tenants through peepholes in their apartments, has been delayed until the fall. Douglas County District Judge Jack Murphy set a new trial date for Oct. 17 after Lemesany’s attorney, Mike Riling, asked for more time to examine DNA evidence gathered by prosecutors.
On the record
May 26, 2001
KC’s errors send M’s to 9-6 win
May 26, 2001
Bad teams make mistakes. Good teams pounce on them. Seattle, the winningest team in the major leagues, scored the tying and go-ahead runs on Kansas City throwing errors in the eighth and efficiently erased a five-run deficit en route to a 9-6 victory Friday night.
Foster mother charged in death
May 26, 2001
A Clay County foster mother has been charged with abusing and killing a 2-year-old girl who was in her care. Tina K. Clayton, 34, of Kearney, surrendered Thursday at the Clay County jail in Liberty. She was charged Wednesday in a sealed indictment with abusing Constance S. Porter on Feb. 12 and causing the child’s death.
Father faces murder charges in beating death of son, 2
May 26, 2001
A man has been charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of his 2-year-old son. James M. Calloway, 44, of Kansas City, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder or in the alternative, abuse of a child resulting in death, and with endangering the welfare of a child.
Kansan captured in Nashville
May 26, 2001
A fugitive from Pawnee County who is traveling with a pregnant teen-ager has been apprehended in Tennessee. John M. “Johnny” Woods, 37, was captured Thursday in a Nashville motel, said Pawnee County Undersheriff Amy Mellor. Debra K. Wilkerson, 16, was found with Woods and was unharmed, Mellor said.
Kansans need to understand importance to state of KU’s role
May 26, 2001
By By Dolph C. Simons Jr. A lot is happening at Kansas University, and the timing seems ideal for a major makeover in the way KU tells its story. It is good Janet Murguia soon will join the KU staff to help the university do a better job of explaining how it relates to the well being and future direction of the state.
KU Med’s center on aging opens
Multipurpose facility first of kind in Kansas
May 26, 2001
A $10-million center devoted to the health and well-being of the elderly was opened Friday at the Kansas University Medical Center. The Theo and Alfred M. Landon Center on Aging is the only facility of its kind in the Midwest, offering a wide range of geriatric care, and even a law clinic.
Bush to use ‘bully pulpit’
May 26, 2001
President Bush and his advisers are preparing to wage a public campaign against the newly Democratic Senate, using the “bully pulpit” of the presidency to pressure Democrats to act on Bush’s undiluted agenda, White House officials said Friday.
Charges filed in church scam
May 26, 2001
A Kansas City woman accused of bilking two churches out of $1,500 by posing as a worker for a social services agency was charged Friday with two counts of stealing by deceit. Tammy R. Anderson, 33, also was charged with one count of attempted stealing in connection with the scam, said Robert Beaird, Jackson County prosecutor.
Consultants examine wetlands
May 26, 2001
By Joy Ludwig State-hired consultants working on the South Lawrence Trafficway project took a firsthand look Friday at the Baker Wetlands. Environmental consultants hired by the Kansas Department of Transportation led a tour of the existing wetlands and offered information about proposed man-made wetlands. KDOT is considering creating about 400 acres of wetlands adjacent to the existing Baker Wetlands as part of a plan to mitigate damage from the trafficway.
Kochs announce end to legal battles
May 26, 2001
The wealthy sons of the founder of Koch Industries declared peace Friday after two decades of fighting and vowed never to pit their companies against each other in court again. A federal judge’s approval this week in Tulsa of a settlement in an oil-buying case is intended to end all litigation “past, present and future” between Bill Koch and Koch Industries, said Jay Rosser, spokesman for the Wichita, Kan.-based company.
Economy ‘stuck in slow lane’
Reports reveal decline in U.S. factory orders, home sales
May 26, 2001
The U.S. economy limped along during the first three months of the year at a pace much slower than the government previously thought. Companies struggling to get rid of their unsold goods were the biggest drag on growth.
Contaminated cantaloupe linked to second California death
May 26, 2001
State and federal health officials are blaming a second California death on contaminated cantaloupe as they struggle to identify the source of a salmonella outbreak.
Anniversaries
May 26, 2001
Unified force
May 26, 2001
Journal-World Editorial A unified law enforcement agency might better serve the needs of Douglas County. Is it time for Douglas County to consider a single, unified law enforcement agency?
Body’s natural bone builder proves effective
May 26, 2001
A natural bone-building hormone appears to be the most effective treatment ever for osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease that afflicts millions of older Americans. The manufacturer hopes the medicine, called Forteo (for-TAY-oh), will be available by prescription by the end of the year.
Alcohol in small doses can benefit
May 26, 2001
We have heard about the benefits of moderate consumption of red wine in preventing heart disease. Are there similar benefits with moderate amounts of white wine, gin, vodka or beer? Moderate consumption of alcohol in any form is associated with a reduced risk of both heart disease and congestive heart failure.
Depression can strike at early age
May 26, 2001
By Kim Hall With teens, moody, restless or withdrawn behavior often comes with the territory. So it can be difficult to know whether an adolescent or younger child is clinically depressed or if it’s simply a case of hormones shifting into high gear.
Want a new drug?
It takes time and money
May 26, 2001
What takes 10 years to make, costs a third of a billion dollars and still has to be monitored for harmful side effects? A new drug. The FDA tracks drugs even after they’re marketed because no drug trial is comprehensive enough to discover all the side effects, according to the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University.
An insightful journey
Lawrence eye doctor brings clarity to Central Americans
May 26, 2001
By Jim Baker Thanks to Lawrence optometrist Dr. Brent Crandon and a group of his Kansas colleagues, more than 1,500 people in Honduras are seeing things clearly now. Crandon was one of a team of eight optometrists and 11 helpers their spouses, friends and children who went to the Central American nation for 10 days in March. While there the group offered free eye-care services and donated eyeglasses to residents of a city and a mountain village.
Sentencing guidelines win judicial boost
State Supreme Court ruling limits judges’ ability to overreach maximum prescribed sentences
May 26, 2001
A ruling Friday from the Kansas Supreme Court limits judges from imposing more severe punishment than allowed by sentencing guidelines. The ruling was initiated after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last June in Apprendi v. New Jersey, which limits the sentencing latitude of judges.
PETA: Outbreak would help its cause
May 26, 2001
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling on World Dairy Expo officials to cancel the event because of concerns about foot-and-mouth disease, even going so far as to say the devastating livestock affliction would be a good thing for the United States because more people would become vegetarians.
Sheriff remains popular despite charges
May 26, 2001
Larry Leslie is known as a Vietnam veteran, a community volunteer and a sheriff so popular that he ran unopposed in the last two elections. Now that Leslie has been accused of accepting $284,875 from a Hutchinson business to influence Reno County commissioners to award a jail contract, State Rep. Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, said the sheriff has earned the right to be given the benefit of the doubt.
KC voters to decide light-rail proposal
May 26, 2001
A 25-year sales tax that would fund a proposed light-rail system through Kansas City will go before voters in August after the city council approved the plan. The 1/2-cent sales tax increase would pay the local cost of a $793 million light-rail system that would run from southeast Kansas City, north through downtown and across the Missouri River.
NBA Western Conference Finals: Lakers close in on sweep of Spurs
May 26, 2001
The clash of titans in the West is a fraud. Merciless mismatch is more like it. With a 111-72 rout of San Antonio on Friday night, the Los Angeles Lakers erased any doubt that they could become the first NBA team to sweep its way through the playoffs.
Stanley Cup Finals: NHL’s top two teams, goalies to be on display
May 26, 2001
Finally, the NHL got it right the two best teams, the two best goalies, in a Stanley Cup final that seems to have it all, right down to a tearjerker of a story line of the aging star with his last chance to win the big one.
U.S. eases ban on European meat
May 26, 2001
Just in time for the barbecue season, the United States is reopening its doors to Denmark’s popular baby back pork ribs. The Bush administration on Friday eased the ban on European pork imports that was imposed two months ago after the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.