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Blotter
May 27, 2001
Condition reports * Anthony McClintock, 17, remained in serious condition Saturday night at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., a nursing supervisor said. He was injured Thursday in a fight at Baldwin High School.
WKD-Kansas Cattle Numbers
May 27, 2001
Kansas cattle facts Here are some facts about the Kansas beef industry, according to the Kansas Beef Council:
Austin obit
May 27, 2001
James Austin Services for James David Austin, 60, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Mill valley softball
May 27, 2001
J-W Staff Report Mulvane — Topeka Hayden scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh to eke out a 1-0 victory over Mill Valley in the 4A state softball final Saturday.
LHS baseball boxes
May 27, 2001
Semifinal Derby 8, Lawrence 7
Neighborhood dedicates signs
May 27, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Hugh Cameron is pretty famous, considering he was a recluse.
Graduation day arrives in Lawrence, Eudora
May 27, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The Class of 2001 will graduate today from Lawrence High School, Free State High School and Eudora High School.
KU officials visiting Russia
May 27, 2001
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Friends and Neighbors, gymnasts
May 27, 2001
LEVEL 7 MEMBERS OF LAWRENCE GYMNASTICS ACADEMY celebrate with their coach at the state meet in Kansas City. From left are Jillian Hay, Ashley Sakamura, coach Christa Gizzi, Kara Kellison and Mallory West. The photo was submitted by Kara’s grandmother, Dutch Heffner, Lawrence. 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.
Bill Mayer column for Sunday
May 27, 2001
The task is monumental but it’s not difficult to feel good about the caliber of the committee searching for a new Kansas University athletics director. There is a predictable mix for diversity’s sake, as there must be in this day and age. But while I don’t know much about some of the 16 people in this crucial hunt, I do get the impression there are no myopic, single-issue drones who consider controversy their calling rather than solid achievement. At first glance, all would seem to be dedicated to the proposition that it’s vital to get as talented and intelligent a person as possible and to do it within a reasonable amount of time.
SUN Prairie quotes
May 27, 2001
Excerpts from Carl Sandburg’s “Prairie”: “I was born on the prairie and the mile of its wheat, the red of its clover, the eyes of its women, gave me a song and a slogan.”
Sense for Seniors - Shopping for emergency alert device
May 27, 2001
My sister lives in a town nearly 50 miles away from us. She is in her mid-80s and in relatively good health. She lives alone. We are the closest and only relatives. We worry about her falling or having a stroke or something and no one being aware to give her assistance. We’ve heard of devices that people wear around their neck, and they push a button if they get into an emergency situation. How does one find or shop for one of these devices? They are called Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) or Medical Emergency Response Systems. I found them listed under the latter in my telephone directory yellow pages.
egrave
May 27, 2001
Sometimes I wonder whether my parents, when they were children those many years ago, were conscious of some of the things we now know as history. I know that they read some of the books of the day, or at least my mother read them. She was aware of the songs, because she was the one I heard singing the “old refrains.” I wonder, specifically, about 100 years ago, 1901, when Mother was 10 and Dad was 9. Well, I looked up some things about 1901. That was the year William McKinley was inaugurated as president a second time. His vice president was the fellow the Republican boss, Mark Hanna, called “that damned cowboy.” Theodore Roosevelt, that damned cowboy, had been a cowboy, sort of, in North Dakota. In September conservatives like Hanna were aghast, for McKinley had gone to the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, and Leon Czolgosz had shot McKinley at a reception and several days later Roosevelt became president.
Fort Riley Deer Hunting
May 27, 2001
Fort Riley has announced new procedures for firearms deer hunters. Both the general public and military identification card holders are eligible to hunt on Fort Riley land. However, Army regulations require all hunters to have completed a certified hunter education course prior to hunting on government lands.
5-27 Kovels prices
May 27, 2001
Current prices Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in locations because of local economic conditions.
SUN Prairie sidebar
May 27, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Lawrence artist Stan Herd is completing an earthwork near Winfield that symbolizes man’s return to the prairie, a fitting subject for the area’s annual PrairieFest.
5-27 How are you spending Memorial Day weekend?
May 27, 2001
How are you spending Memorial Day weekend?
Local Brief — Bandits win opener
May 27, 2001
Bandits win opener in Leavenworth
s medical assistant program ia waste of time and money, disgruntled students say
May 27, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com; jludwig@ljworld.com Trapped in a dead-end job and looking to get ahead?
Sunday business briefs
May 27, 2001
Faces and places Alicia Jenkins-Ewing, Lawrence, has been hired by Dance City Performing Arts Academy as director of its new Broadway City Theatre program, which includes training in voice, acting and dance.
LHS takes third at state baseball
May 27, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com If there’s not supposed to be any crying in baseball, at least there is consoling.
Crowds gather at lakes hed here and here
May 27, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com William Johnson had been looking forward to this holiday weekend for several days.
SUN Prairie
May 27, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com When poet Carl Sandburg wrote “Prairie” in 1918, he had no idea that it would inspire an outdoor music and dance performance in south-central Kansas that would feature elaborate costumes based on John Steuart Curry sketches, music by composer Eugene Friesen and choreography by Lawrence’s Candi Baker.
Ned Kehde column
May 27, 2001
During the past three years the virtues of smallmouth bass have been extolled in this space with regularity. Since these acrobatic creatures have begun to abide with escalating numbers in several waterways along U.S. Highway 75, stretching from Holton to Yates Center, they have caught the fancy of an increasing number of anglers.
SUN arts notes
May 27, 2001
MEMBERS OF THE Lawrence Camerata recently perform at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University. Members are, from left to right, Angela McComas, flute; Eric Williams, violin; Merav Singer, violin; Davis Holden, subsituting for Elena Kraineva, viola; and Michele Bergman, cello. The Lawrence Camerata will be leaving Tuesday for a European tour that will take them to Budapest, Hungary, and Badenheim and Eutin, Germany. Eutin is one of Lawrence’s sister cities. In Budapest, the Camerata will present the first live concert in composer Ernst Manheim’s native city. Their program will include Manheim’s “Three Trios for Two Violins and Viola.” The group will return to Lawrence on June 18. Festival will highlight
Horoscopes
May 27, 2001
Herbicides help keep weeds from overtaking iris plantings
May 27, 2001
By Bruce Chladny Most gardeners have a favorite heirloom plant that is, a plant that has sentimental or historical value. One such garden regular is bearded iris. Lasting for many years and often passed from generation to generation, they are cherished for the memories they evoke.
Adding curb appeal
Beautify your home without busting your budget
May 27, 2001
What is curb appeal? It’s the first impression a home makes on a visitor “pulling up to the curb.” It’s what differentiates one home from another, what makes it special or seem to be special.
NBA Playoffs: Bucks bounce Philadelphia
Iverson-less 76ers no match for Milwaukee in 80-74 Eastern Conference finals loss
May 27, 2001
There’s no such thing as a moral victory in the NBA playoffs. If there were, the Philadelphia 76ers would have a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. With the injured Allen Iverson watching from his hotel room and phoning in his support, the Milwaukee Bucks had a surprisingly tough time defeating what remained of the 76ers.
Changes ahead in Senate
May 27, 2001
President Bush will need a thaw in his relationship with the Senate’s top Democrat. A patients’ bill of rights will move quickly toward a vote. And Sen. Strom Thurmond, ancient and ailing, will lose his spot in line for the presidency.
Healthy attitude on sex can save many marriages
May 27, 2001
Briefcase
May 27, 2001
Workplace: Curbing cursing at the office Motley Fool: Name that company Leisure: Vacationers won’t let information take holiday
Follow financial steps early to ease potential pain of layoffs
May 27, 2001
Can you feel the crosshairs on your forehead? Lots of workers can, as employers slash labor costs amidst the slumping economy. If you’re still employed but worried, how can you prepare financially for the worst? Obviously, getting your finances under control will help you weather a longer period of unemployment.
Cattle co-op seeks greater marketing clout
May 27, 2001
A marketing cooperative that controls as much as 25 percent of the fed cattle in some of the nation’s biggest livestock-producing states has had a rocky start as it seeks to boost its clout in an industry dominated by four big meatpacking plants. After its first eight weeks of selling cattle, Consolidated Beef Producers Inc., has fallen far short of selling all the cattle consigned to it each week.
A new breed of executive
Kansas Speedway’s Jeff Boerger knows business, not racing
May 27, 2001
By Mark Fagan Jeff Boerger made the most of his years atop Mount Oread tending bar, printing T-shirts, studying commercial design but even he couldn’t imagine pulling into his current job down the road in Kansas City, Kan. General manager of Kansas Speedway?
Let personal interests inspire collections
When it comes to antiques, there truly is something for everyone
May 27, 2001
Collections are personal, often inspired by childhood interests. It is not surprising that men like sports memorabilia and any type of collectible related to transportation. Gas-pump globes, license plates, hood ornaments, bicycles, military items, toy airplanes and boats, and full-size or toy motorcycles and cars are popular.
Rescue work halts at site of collapse
May 27, 2001
Rescue work at the site of the collapsed Jerusalem wedding hall was halted Saturday afternoon, after the head of the rescue team, Maj. Gen. Gabi Ofir said the estimated 600 wedding guests and 50 banquet hall employees attending to them had been accounted for.
Atlas on Kansas birds causes writer’s imagination to fly
May 27, 2001
By Roger Martin My yard is scarred by an ugly brown patch, a place where the grass was killed off last winter. One recent morning I discovered the greater good the patch serves. A robin plucked some dead grass from it, then flew off with a bundle.
Coulthard takes Monaco pole
Schumacher edged in final seconds of qualifying round
May 27, 2001
David Coulthard is in excellent position to achieve his two objectives win his second straight Monaco Grand Prix and catch Michael Schumacher in the Formula One standings. Coulthard won the pole position for today’s race by edging Schumacher in the final seconds of Saturday’s qualifying.
Bandits win opener
May 27, 2001
Lawrence’s Bandits opened with a 5-4 victory Saturday over Leavenworth in the Leavenworth Memorial Day Tournament.
Seattle subdues Royals
May 27, 2001
Aaron Sele is doing even better than the Seattle Mariners. Sele pitched seven strong innings to become the AL’s third seven-game winner as the streaking Mariners beat Kansas City, 7-2, Saturday night.
Jeffords forces Bush adjustments
May 27, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The first White House reaction to any political disaster is predictable. Like the corner man of the fighter who has been knocked down three times in one round, the president and his people chorus: “He never laid a glove on you.”
State briefs
May 27, 2001
KANSAS CITY, Kan.: Indictment handed up in assault on guard MONTEZUMA: Pickup driver killed in accident HUTCHINSON: Student’s death casts pall on school KANSAS CITY, Kan.: BPU member faces defamation suits
Lions belt Blue Valley for third
May 27, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus If there’s not supposed to be any crying in baseball, at least there is consoling. Following a heartbreaking one-run loss to Derby in the Class 6A state semifinals, Lawrence High took off some of the sting with a dominating 14-8 victory over Blue Valley in the third-place consolation game Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
The geography of war
Reflections on Bob Kerrey’s travails
May 27, 2001
By Mike Caron Program director at the Douglas County Jail This Memorial Day I’ll be thinking about a little island near Nha Trang, Vietnam. Hon Tre Island was where Special Forces received combat orientation. In 1968, we new guys were sent there to be “acclimated.”
Sweet smell of success lures graduates into the future
May 27, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald Commencement Address to the College Class of 2001: As I gaze upon your eager young faces, I am reminded of the words of a wise old dead person, who said, and I quote: “As you go through life, always remember one thing.”
A prairie story
Lawrence dancers perform in the Flint Hills
May 27, 2001
By Jan Biles When poet Carl Sandburg wrote “Prairie” in 1918, he had no idea that it would inspire an outdoor music and dance performance in south-central Kansas that would feature elaborate costumes based on John Steuart Curry sketches, music by composer Eugene Friesen and choreography by Lawrence’s Candi Baker.
Stanley Cup Finals: Avalanche bury Devils, 5-0
Colorado’s Sakic scores two goals, Roy earns shutout in Game One
May 27, 2001
The Colorado Avalanche never guessed it would be so easy against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Apparently, the New Jersey Devils didn’t, either.
Nation & World Briefs
May 27, 2001
Indiana: Tornado tears roof off retirement home Michigan: Second explosion rips through paper company Wyoming: Rockefellers donate land to Grand Teton National Park Philippines: Americans among group said kidnapped in Philippines
WKD-flint hills cattle
May 27, 2001
It was a sight to behold. Even the bull haulers said so.
s imagination to fly
May 27, 2001
My yard is scarred by an ugly brown patch, a place where the grass was killed off last winter. One recent morning I discovered the greater good the patch serves. A robin plucked some dead grass from it, then flew off with a bundle. I ain’t Mr. Natural, but even I got the message: The little guy was building a nest — proof positive of bird-breeding behavior.
SUN rail briefs
May 27, 2001
Artist’s work to show at Nebraska gallery
Body found near Olathe
May 27, 2001
Officials investigating body found near Olathe
6A STATE SOFTBALL O-East edges Maize, 3-1, for championship
May 27, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Home plate at Holcom Complex’s Blue diamond never had it so good.
Taking memories with them ––— High school graduates reflect on experiences that will last a lifetime
May 27, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Carolina Farwell’s most compelling memory of high school erupted 2,000 miles from Lawrence.
5-27 Bruce column
May 27, 2001
Most gardeners have a favorite heirloom plant — that is, a plant that has sentimental or historical value. One such garden regular is bearded iris. Lasting for many years and often passed from generation to generation, they are cherished for the memories they evoke. Unfortunately, because these plants are often in noncultivated areas, weeds can become a serious problem.
5-27 zoo breakout
May 27, 2001
Travel advisory If you have recently returned from the United Kingdom or another country that has been affected by foot-and-mouth disease, your local zoo may request that you refrain from visiting until you have been in the United States for at least five days.
NCAA Baseball: Nebraska overcomes Rutgers, 5-4
Spiehs’ relief pitching saves Cornhuskers
May 27, 2001
John Cole hit a solo home run and R.D. Spiehs pitched 52/3 innings of shutout relief as Nebraska held off a late threat to beat Rutgers 5-4 Saturday in an NCAA regional. Rutgers’ Billy McCarthy drew a two-out walk in the ninth and scored on a single by Mike Popowski to cut Nebraska’s lead to a run, but closer Tom Ott enticed Jeff Marciniak to hit a weak grounder back to the mound and Ott threw him out easily.
Weinstein services
May 27, 2001
James Austin
May 27, 2001
Green takes Carquest 300
May 27, 2001
Jeff Green barely edged out Matt Kenseth to win the Carquest Auto Parts 300 Saturday at Lowe’s Motor Speedway Concord, N.C. The margin of victory was a mere 0.055 seconds.
Sunday datebook
May 27, 2001
TODAY All month: Free screenings for depression, anxiety, and alcohol and drug concerns during National Mental Health Month and yearlong, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, 200 Maine, 843-9192. Appointments required.
Births
May 27, 2001
* Jolynn Albertson-Sears and Joseph V. Sears III, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
(breakout box) Boerger file
May 27, 2001
Boerger file Occupation: Vice president and general manager, Kansas Speedway Corp.
5-27 Kovels cutline
May 27, 2001
THIS RARE 1935 TOY motorcycle was made by Tipp and Co. in Germany. The amusing figures add to the value, and the 12-inch-long toy was purchased at auction by a serious collector for $15,180.
City track story
May 27, 2001
David Mitchell dmitchell@ljworld.com
Rubina V. Schmidt
May 27, 2001
High school seniors reflect on experiences that will last a lifetime
May 27, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Carolina Farwell’s most compelling memory of high school erupted 2,000 miles from Lawrence. It was dawn on Christmas Day 1999, and Farwell was visiting a spectacular temple built by Mayans in Tikal, Guatemala. “The sun came up over the rain forest and the monkeys began howling. It was really cool,” said Farwell, who graduates today from Lawrence High School.
WNBA Report: Comets appear vulnerable this year
Cooper’s retirement, Swoopes’ injury could spell trouble for Houston
May 27, 2001
Cynthia Cooper took some of the Houston Comets’ heart with her when she retired. Then the team lost MVP Sheryl Swoopes to a season-ending knee injury. Suddenly, the only champion in the WNBA’s four-year history looks vulnerable and the rest of the league can’t wait to start the season.
Force leads qualifying
May 27, 2001
John Force led the quickest Funny Car field in NHRA history Saturday in qualifying for the Advance Auto Parts Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. Force had a quarter-mile run of 4.809 seconds at a top speed of 316.82 mph in his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang to take the 102nd No. 1 qualifying position.
The lure of a labyrinth
Lawrence artist constructing earthwork for PrairieFest
May 27, 2001
By Jan Biles Lawrence artist Stan Herd is completing an earthwork near Winfield that symbolizes man’s return to the prairie, a fitting subject for the area’s annual PrairieFest. Herd has designed a labyrinth of native limestone encrusted with shells for the festival. The artwork will enhance “Carl Sandburg’s Prairie,” a dance and music concert Saturday night at the Bonfy Farm east of Winfield.
Fatal shooting called gang-related
May 27, 2001
A man visiting a south Wichita home was fatally shot in what police said was a gang-related killing. Chanh Chanthivong, 20, of Wichita, was visiting the home early Friday morning when three men kicked in the door and shot him, police said.
Area track day 2
May 27, 2001
dmitchell@ljworld.com Wichita — Moments after Eric Black defeated Matt Noonan in the 800 meters, Noonan was yelling at his Baldwin teammate in an attempt to get his attention.
Wife should choose job over alimony
May 27, 2001
Briefs
May 27, 2001
Broker’s work not done ‘til the cows come home
May 27, 2001
By Bill Snead Talking with Tom Dial in his Cottonwood Falls office can be tricky. His telephones ring like he’s giving away something. Dial, 57, is a cattle broker. He runs Livestock Dispatch Inc.
Briefly____________________
May 27, 2001
Wichita to play host to Special Olympics The 2001 Special Olympics Kansas Summer Games will be next week in Wichita. According to Special Olympics Kansas, more than 1,400 athletes will compete in the 31st annual games, which will include competition in aquatics, athletics, cycling, gymnastics, powerlifting and tennis. Competition will take place at Wichita State University, Wichita South High School and Wichita Gymnastics Club, and will begin Friday, followed by opening ceremonies. Closing ceremonies will take place Sunday at Wichita South High School, where the most inspirational athlete and Hall of Fame inductees will be honored. __________________________ Community: DAV’s state conference slated for Lawrence Members of Disabled American Veterans will descend upon Lawrence next weekend for the organization’s annual Department Conference. More than 80 members are expected to attend the conference, Friday through Sunday at the Lawrence Holidome. Russell E. Haun, DAV Department of Kansas commander, said convention business sessions will include adoption of resolutions to be submitted to the DAV’s national convention, which will be July 28 through Aug. 2 in Miami Beach, Fla. Several of these mandates are expected to concentrate on improvements in the rights and benefits earned by veterans disabled in wartime service. Election of new DAV state-level officers will be Saturday, as will a banquet featuring Anthony L. Baskerville, deputy national service director, and Margaret Hass, past national commander, DAV auxiliary. __________________________ construction: Street overlay projects to slow key areas of city New milling and overlaying projects will begin this week on key Lawrence streets, city officials said. A city contractor will handle milling and overlaying on Clinton Parkway from Iowa Street to Kasold Drive. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in both directions. A section of Massachusetts Street and the 600 block of Vermont Street also will be overlaid. There will be lane restrictions. Repaving will be done on Massachusetts south of the Douglas County Courthouse from 11th to 14th streets. Traffic will continue in both directions with lane restrictions. Traffic will be slow on West 14th Street between Jayhawk Boulevard and Tennessee Street for a water-line replacement project. Also, the “Rails to Trails’ path, from 23rd to 29th streets, adjacent to Haskell Indian Nations University, will be closed up to 10 weeks. A sanitary sewer improvement project begins Tuesday. _________________________ Officials investigating body found near Olathe The Johnson County Sheriff is investigating the discovery Saturday of a body southeast of Olathe. Shortly before 4 p.m. officers were sent to check on an unoccupied car in the 16900 section of Switzer Road, a sheriff’s spokesman said. A license check revealed the car belonged to a missing man from Overland Park. The man’s name was not released. A body was found nearby, but a positive identification has not been made, the spokesman said. A cause of death has not been determined. __________________________ Robber strikes Burger King A man who appeared to be armed with a small handgun early Saturday robbed Burger King, 1301 W. 23rd St., Lawrence Police said. The robbery occurred about 1:30 a.m. after the restaurant had closed, Sgt. Paul Fellers said. Police think the suspect hid inside the restaurant. The suspect was described as a 5-foot-7 black man in his mid-20s wearing a bandanna over his face, Fellers said. The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash. More than one employee was in the restaurant at the time. Fellers said no one was injured. No other information was available late Saturday.
Career college angers students
School’s medical assistant program riddled with problems, participants say
May 27, 2001
By Dave Ranney and Joy Ludwig Trapped in a dead-end job and looking to get ahead? You can have a better life, earning thousands of dollars more a year within the growing health-care industry. Sounds great. But a group of students and former teachers at Lawrence Career College says those who shelled out the time and money for the school’s new medical assistant training program were sold a bill of goods.
Pearl Harbor’ spurs ‘40s look
Dainty dresses, long hemlines expected to get boost from film
May 27, 2001
Enjoy those skimpy T-shirts, low-slung jeans and pointy-toed stilettos. Come fall, they may be thrown overboard for frilly blouses, cinched-waist dresses and thick-heeled, ankle-strap shoes.
Florida blazes could endanger residents
May 27, 2001
Firefighters hampered by drought and strong winds were battling a 55,000-acre wildfire Saturday that forestry officials warned could soon threaten at least three communities. The largest was the Mallory Swamp fire near Mayo in northern Florida. Authorities said they could not forecast how long it would take to contain the blaze in commercial timberland and swamp.
Stewart can’t wait to drive 1,100 miles
May 27, 2001
The car ran well, the backup driver got to turn some laps and the trainer tinkered with the race-day menu. Everything went smoothly Saturday for Tony Stewart as he prepared to try to race in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600.
Try these rods, reels, lures on smallmouth
May 27, 2001
By Ned Kehde During the past three years the virtues of smallmouth bass have been extolled in this space with regularity. Since these acrobatic creatures have begun to abide with escalating numbers in several waterways along U.S. Highway 75, stretching from Holton to Yates Center, they have caught the fancy of an increasing number of anglers.
Tighter ties
May 27, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Two Kansas University degree programs to be introduced in Overland Park next fall reflect the university’s growing presence in the Kansas City area. The decision to offer two bachelor’s degree programs at Kansas University’s Edwards Campus in Overland Park is yet another indication of the important tie between KU and the Kansas City area.
Pinckney celebrates eccentric past
Neighborhood dedicates plaque honoring Hugh Cameron, famed ‘Kansas Hermit’
May 27, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Hugh Cameron is pretty famous, considering he was a recluse. Cameron, a long-bearded, eccentric activist from the 1800s and early 1900s, became famous as the “Kansas Hermit.” He was a regular fixture in Lawrence’s Fourth of July parades and was featured in newspaper articles and books.
6-1 Wichita to play host to Special Olympics
May 27, 2001
Wichita to play host to Special Olympics
Soundoff on new Lawrence school principals
May 27, 2001
Who are the new principals in the Lawrence public schools next year? At this time, four new elementary principals are lined up for 2001-02.
Arts notes
May 27, 2001
Festival will highlight Russell’s culture Historic home tour planned in Atchison Lawrence students to give senior recitals KU seeks musicians for summer band
Sunday front business briefs
May 27, 2001
WORKPLACE Curbing cursing
Track agate day 2
May 27, 2001
Class 6A GIRLS
Bookstore
May 27, 2001
s Jeff Boerger knows business, not racing
May 27, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.racing.lawrence.com
World Briefs
May 27, 2001
Malawi: Two dead, two injured after police fire tear gas Haiti: Opposition: No talks with government
World Briefs
May 27, 2001
Mexico City: Extradition to U.S. sought for ex-governor Venezuela: Demonstrators protest growing ‘Cubanization’
People
May 27, 2001
Outdoors Briefs
May 27, 2001
Cross, Simmons nab crappie tourney title Junction City men walleye meet winners Missouri to auction surplus equipment Free Fishing Days on tap next weekend Benjamin takes title
Outdoors briefs
May 27, 2001
Cross, Simmons nab crappie tourney title
Born to truckin’
May 27, 2001
By Bill Snead Jodi Brummer has been hauling cattle since she was a baby. “I was born truckin’,”Jodi said. “When I was still in diapers my daddy, C.E. Johnson, would take me on trips when he’d haul grain and cattle to Kansas City,” she said proudly. “We’d be on the road all day, sleep in the truck that night, and load out the next morning. I just loved being with my daddy in the truck.”
Stanford blanks California
May 27, 2001
Public offices, services list holiday hours
May 27, 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.
Olive Grace Edmonds Laing
May 27, 2001
Vivian Powers
May 27, 2001
Veterans’ groups plan services
May 27, 2001
Veterans organizations throughout the area will pay homage to the war dead this weekend during annual Memorial Day ceremonies. The events kick off at 2 p.m. today when the Tonganoxie Veterans of Foreign Wars are scheduled to conduct services at VFW Park, Tonganoxie.
On the record
May 27, 2001
Area briefs
May 27, 2001
Seminar to cover special needs trusts KU sets final examination
Graduation day arrives in Lawrence, Eudora
May 27, 2001
Members of the Class of 2001 will graduate today from Lawrence High School, Free State High School and Eudora High School. Graduation ceremonies for Lawrence High seniors are set for 1 p.m. at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
KU officials to visit Russia
Chancellor to lecture at university in Ukraine
May 27, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University experts on Russia have witnessed firsthand the emergence of former Russia republics as independent countries. Now, Chancellor Robert Hemenway will get a look-see during a visit to the Ukraine and Russia from Thursday to June 11. The trip is being coordinated by Maria Carlson, director of KU’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, who also is going, as is Paul D’Anieri, a political science professor whose specialty is the Ukraine.
Area lakes stocked for holiday
May 27, 2001
By Mike Belt William Johnson had been looking forward to this holiday weekend for several days. Saturday the Overland Park resident gathered with several friends at Clinton State Park’s campground No. 1 for three days of camping and fishing. “I’m just happy to actually get a bite,” Johnson said as he went about setting up a tent. A few yards away, John Ellsworth, the man with the bass boat that Johnson and other friends would employ in their fishing, was wondering about the effect gusty winds would have on the outing.
Home improvement ideas help make first impression a lasting one
May 27, 2001
Follow these tips to add curb appeal to your home.
Travel briefs
May 27, 2001
High seas battle means choices for passengers Now’s the time to plan for winter games American Indian festival set for 18th year
There’s plenty new at these zoos
Parks nationwide introduce attractions that blend entertainment, education
May 27, 2001
Lions and tigers and bears oh, my! Some 130 million people will visit America’s zoos this year. Throughout the country, zoos and aquariums of all sizes are luring visitors by showcasing animal babies, introducing exhibits and species, and even turning a day at the zoo into a high-tech thrill ride.
Last turn of century just one generation removed
May 27, 2001
Sometimes I wonder whether my parents, when they were children those many years ago, were conscious of some of the things we now know as history. I know that they read some of the books of the day, or at least my mother read them. She was aware of the songs, because she was the one I heard singing the “old refrains.”
Seniors choosing to ‘age in place’
Forget the Sun Belt; N.J. has own retirement meccas
May 27, 2001
In the sprawling Village Greenes housing development, sport utility vehicles and Mercedes sedans line the driveways of residents who pay cash for new homes that start at $186,000. The development looks like other affluent New Jersey suburbs, but Village Greenes is aimed at a specific and broadening population: the over-55 crowd.
U.N. salutes new series of flags
May 27, 2001
The United Nations Postal Administration is releasing eight new stamps in its flag series. The stamps depict the flags of Slovenia, Palau, Tonga, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kiribati, Andorra and Nauru.
Watson shares PGA lead
Gilder, Thorpe join Kansas City native atop senior leaderboard
May 27, 2001
Tom Watson not only showed up for the second major on the senior tour, he’s threatening to win it. Watson, who took some heat for skipping the first senior major to play in a regular-tour event, birdied the final five holes Saturday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead after three rounds of the Senior PGA Championship.
Sheffield reveals injury
May 27, 2001
Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Gary Sheffield revealed Saturday that he has a torn ligament in his right index finger, but remained on the active roster.
Lakers look to finish off Spurs
Los Angeles has won 18 straight games, including all 10 during playoffs
May 27, 2001
Unbeaten in the playoffs, one victory away from a sweep of the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals, the Los Angeles Lakers have become the team that coach Phil Jackson always thought they could be.
Islamic countries ask U.S. to intervene in Mideast
May 27, 2001
The Organization of the Islamic Conference ended an emergency meeting Saturday with a call for the United States to intervene immediately to “stop the Israeli aggression” against the Palestinians.
Macedonia launches attack on rebels
May 27, 2001
Vowing to “kick out every last terrorist,” Macedonia’s government pounded a northern village with helicopter gunships and heavy artillery Saturday in its offensive to drive out ethnic Albanian rebels.
National League Roundup: Little plays big role for Rockies
Center fielder sparks Colorado attack, guns down pair of Giant runners
May 27, 2001
Mark Little relished the chance to show off everything he’s learning on the Colorado Rockies’ bench. Little doubled twice and singled, and also threw out two runners at the plate from center field as the Rockies beat San Francisco, 10-4, Saturday.
American League Roundup: Clemens 5th in strikeouts
Yankee ace climbs career list, logs win over Tribe
May 27, 2001
Even on a day when The Rocket wasn’t firing at full throttle, Roger Clemens still managed to move up another stage on another all-time list. Clemens moved into fifth place on the career strikeout list and Chuck Knoblauch and Derek Jeter each reached base five times, leading the New York Yankees to a 12-5 romp Saturday over Cleveland.
Thousands in Montreal strip for artist’s ‘human sculpture’
May 27, 2001
Lying in the streets naked could get you in trouble in most places, but Saturday in Montreal some 2,000 people stripped with the blessing of authorities to pose for a New York photographer famed for juxtaposing flesh and concrete.
Museum exhibit explores revolution in gene research
May 27, 2001
What is a pair of golden shoes doing in an exhibit about genes? What do three towering stacks of phone books have to do with the human DNA?
The Motley Fool
May 27, 2001
Name that company Buffett wisdom Tiffany’s luxury title Not paying attention
Vietnam era recedes, but ambivalence lingers
May 27, 2001
The Vietnam War grows more distant from the American memory with each passing Memorial Day, yet every so often, something comes along to shake up the dust again. The revelation that former Sen. Bob Kerrey’s Navy SEAL unit killed more than a dozen villagers in the war is one of these unsettling things.
Not all tax cuts spell immediate relief
Under plan OK’d Saturday, Americans can count on some quick cash, but other benefits will have to wait
May 27, 2001
Nearly every American taxpayer will get a check this fall ranging from $300 to $600, thanks to the $1.35 trillion tax cut approved by Congress Saturday. But the rest of the relief promised by the massive tax overhaul will take longer to realize .
Cattle call in the Flint Hills
Kansas prairie grasses beef up steers that feed the world
May 27, 2001
By Bill Snead It was a sight to behold. Even the bull haulers said so. The early sun was riding low in the sky and every now and then it would poke its face through the bank of dark clouds. The 10,000 acre Hymer-Lipps pasture, high in the Flint Hills and blackened by fire in April, was greener than the top of a new pool table.
Powell presses Kenyan president to step down
May 27, 2001
As he travels through Africa, Secretary of State Colin Powell is trying gently, and in some cases not so gently, to nudge aging autocrats who still rule much of the continent to step down and let their people try political and economic freedom.
Decked out in denim
Old favorite inspires fashion’s future
May 27, 2001
Your favorite “jeans” might actually be a blazer, shoes or even underwear. Denim has become one of the most popular fabrics in all categories of clothes. Men and women alike are wearing dark denim suits, pairing jeans with expensive tops and carrying denim bags.
Car bomb blasts central Jerusalem
May 27, 2001
A nail-studded car bomb exploded in one of central Jerusalem’s main entertainment districts Saturday night, sending flames into the night sky. A radical faction of the PLO claimed responsibility.
Hollywood varies its views on WW II
Movies pay tribute to veterans, show gory details of warfare
May 27, 2001
Ever since the day that will live in infamy, filmmakers’ views of World War II have shifted drastically from propaganda and action-adventure stories, to courtroom and human dramas, to satire and now nostalgic reverence.
Justice sought for old civil-rights murders
May 27, 2001
Lillie Belle Allen missed being included in the nation’s Civil Rights Memorial by one year. Yet she has much in common with the 40 people whose names are carved on the black granite disc in Montgomery, Ala. The memorial commemorates those who died in civil-rights conflicts between May 17, 1954 when the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation and April 4, 1968, when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
Nation Briefs
May 27, 2001
Alabama: Death-row inmate found innocent in retrial Texas: Lawmakers OK ban on executing disabled
The Legend of Rah and the Muggles’ a poor effort
May 27, 2001
Nancy Stouffer, author of “The Legend of Rah and the Muggles” (Thurman House, 267 pages, $19.95), has been talking for months about what she considers suspicious similarities between her books and the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling.
Bush asks America to value troops’ sacrifice
May 27, 2001
President Bush on Saturday asked Americans to devote the Memorial Day holiday to remembering “the heroism, the hardship, the national gain and personal loss” of war.
Arts notes
May 27, 2001
Artist’s work to show at Nebraska gallery Time to submit information to KU Edition Noted author slated to talk at public library Sunflower Music Festival begins Friday at Washburn KU professor’s music to be played in Japan
U.S. nuclear proposals envision sharp cuts
May 27, 2001
Proposals are circulating inside the U.S. defense establishment for radical changes in America’s nuclear arsenal, including a phaseout of all land-based intercontinental missiles and a sharp reduction in the strategic bomber force.
Search committee faces challenges
Pressure on KU’s 16-person panel to find AD who will satisfy alumni, fans
May 27, 2001
By Bill Mayer The task is monumental but it’s not difficult to feel good about the caliber of the committee searching for a new Kansas University athletics director. There is a predictable mix for diversity’s sake, as there must be in this day and age.
Indy officials notice renewed interest
May 27, 2001
Indy is roaring back to life. The 33-car field for today’s Indianapolis 500 includes both an Unser and an Andretti for the first time in six years. There’s a visiting NASCAR star, a phalanx of talented veterans, and a couple of youngsters who might be the future of the Indy Racing League.
Algae toxins deadly at Texas fish hatchery
May 27, 2001
It has been a star-crossed year for Texas fisheries. Big largemouth bass have been conspicuous by their absence. At Lake Texoma, the first cold winter in five years killed most of the lake’s threadfin shad. Texoma stripers are going hungry and will likely suffer a dieoff before the prolific shad can bounce back.
Army requires hunt ed proof
May 27, 2001
Fort Riley has announced new procedures for firearms deer hunters. Both the general public and military identification card holders are eligible to hunt on Fort Riley land. However, Army regulations require all hunters to have completed a certified hunter education course prior to hunting on government lands.
Why not wear life vests?
Eighty percent of boating deaths could be avoided with jackets
May 27, 2001
A boater who doesn’t wear a life jacket is as bad as a motorist who doesn’t wear a seat belt. Both are dumb-as-a-rock behaviors that sadly can produce consequences easily avoided. As National Safe Boating Week comes to a close, there’s a fundamental cornerstone of the campaign is about as simple as it gets when you head out on the water, strap on a personal flotation device.
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
May 27, 2001
Birthing option
May 27, 2001
Pool pricing
May 27, 2001
Judge declines suspension of murder case
Questions of media access not enough to warrant a stay in proceedings, ruling holds
May 27, 2001
A Sedgwick County judge has refused to suspend criminal proceedings against two brothers accused of killing five people last December. District Judge Clark Owens said Friday there were less drastic ways to protect the defendants’ rights while waiting for the Kansas Supreme Court to rule on media access to evidence in the case.
Ameristar wants boats united in one casino
May 27, 2001
In a marriage proposal made in gamblers’ heaven, the president of Ameristar Missouri says he will ask the Missouri Gaming Commission this week for permission to unite the River King and River Queen. Tearing down the wall separating the twin vessels at Ameristar Casino in Kansas City would create a 140,000-square foot gambling floor that would be one of the largest in the nation.
Mavericks win twice
May 27, 2001
Lawrence Mavericks, a 16-under American Legion baseball team, won its first two games of the year Saturday at the Leavenworth Memorial Day Tournament.
Profiling a president
McCullough looks to improve image of John Adams
May 27, 2001
David McCullough’s office is a cozy place with pine floor boards and small square window panes through which you can view a neighbor’s farm or a klatch of gnarly oaks. Hundreds of books cover the walls and a procession of toy Revolutionary War soldiers are aligned on a ledge.
Unser, Andretti seek validation
May 27, 2001
Michael Andretti and Al Unser Jr. were once the young princes of auto racing, drivers whose names conjured visions of glorious victories and numbing defeats on the sport’s grandest stage.