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Two injured at lake
May 28, 2001
Two campers injured in driving incident Memorial holiday festivities went awry Sunday morning in Jefferson County when a vehicle struck a tent at Perry Lake, injuring two people.
Road Constr. list UPDATED
May 28, 2001
Following is a list of construction projects that will affect traffic this week in the Lawrence area: 1. Massachusetts Street, 11th to 14th streets, traffic restricted to one lane each direction for milling and overlay.
Local briefs
May 28, 2001
Bandits post two victories
Blotter
May 28, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Monday Datebook
May 28, 2001
TODAY Canceled: Douglas County Commission meeting, county courthouse, 1100 Mass.
WKD-Hearts of Gold Ball
May 28, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Katie Buck sat and watched television while a harsh but potentially life-saving liquid flowed into her veins.
WKD-University Press of Kansas writes the book
May 28, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/kunews
Monday Best Bets
May 28, 2001
TODAY Open mike, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
Soundoff on sex offenders
May 28, 2001
How do I find out if there is a convicted sex offender living near me? The Kansas Bureau of Investigation maintains a Web site listing sex offenders required to register with the state. The address is www.ink.org/public/kbi/ kbiregoffpage.html.
Computers and fitness illustration cutline
May 28, 2001
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photo Illustration IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE GYM, thanks to the magic of technology and the Internet, the gym can come to you on your computer. Online health and fitness sites are easy to find on the Internet, offering everything from diet guidelines to fitness programs.
A success story
University Press quietly builds acclaimed reputation
May 28, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Fred Woodward, director of the University Press of Kansas, recently blew away the Kansas Board of Regents as he cited some of the national awards and attention the press has received. Several regents members said they had no idea, and some said they didn’t even know where the press was located.
City high schools announce class of 2001 graduates
May 28, 2001
The following seniors graduated from Free State and Lawrence High schools Sunday at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. The lists were provided by the schools.
Government Web sales bring in billions
E-commerce sites sell seized merchandise, bonds, even burros
May 28, 2001
Want to buy a helicopter? How about a Lamborghini Diablo sports car, a decommissioned Coast Guard cutter or a 4-year-old wild horse? The government may have one to sell you on the Internet.
Nation briefs
May 28, 2001
No Powerball jackpot winner Cruise ship stuck in port Lake community evacuated Wildfires cause accident
Lakers sweep Spurs
May 28, 2001
There’s a tidal wave that just keeps building out West, and it’s overwhelming anything in its path.
Awakening the American dream
May 28, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group “What is the American dream?” asks one of those teaser questions magazines run. People always talk about it; what do they mean? Perhaps this: If you work hard enough, the sky’s the limit. Here in this land of opportunity, no industrious person will be left behind.
Monday business briefs
May 28, 2001
WORKSHOP Internet Boot Camp
Free State High School 2001 graduates
May 28, 2001
Free State High School Alex O. Adeyanju
Andy Stewart to play in NCAAs
May 28, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Don’t be surprised if Kansas University senior Andy Stewart grabs the early lead in the NCAA men’s golf championships on Wednesday in Durham, N.C.
Seattle nips KC in 11th
AL West leaders 21-5 in road games
May 28, 2001
Even wasting a late lead didn’t trip up the Seattle Mariners. Mike Cameron hit an 11th-inning sacrifice fly as the Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Sunday for their fourth straight win.
Hospital searching for hearts of gold
LMH auxiliary organizes masked ball to raise money for LMH oncology department
May 28, 2001
By Mike Belt Katie Buck sat and watched television while a harsh but potentially life-saving liquid flowed into her veins. It was her last scheduled chemotherapy session. At least for now, traces of the cancer, initially discovered in her colon more than five years ago, are gone. In fighting her cancer, Buck had the home-field advantage. Since she didn’t have to travel out of town for her four-hour chemotherapy sessions, family members including her two daughters and her husband were able to accompany her to the sessions.
PeopleSoft avoids the tech wreck
No-nonsense chief executive pushes the pace at business software maker
May 28, 2001
Not every high-tech company is filled with anguish and anxiety these days. Business software maker PeopleSoft Inc. stands in contrast to the devastation that has wiped out so many Silicon Valley fortunes.
Pringle obit
May 28, 2001
Charles F. Pringle Graveside services for Charles F. Pringle, 78, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Alford-Clarke Post No. 852.
5-28 Tech Check - Battling to breathe
May 28, 2001
After the mad scramble across south Lawrence to get the girls to their early-morning singing class, I was finally breathing easy. As I started to leave the South Junior High parking lot, I noticed the surroundings. The grass was dark green and still a little dewy. Some of the trees were flowering. And the small roses on the corner had just broken into bloom.
t wait for stocks to recover
May 28, 2001
Are you ready to start again? I mean, restart the way you think about investing. For the past few years, everything seemed easy. Most stocks rose. Every time you opened your 401(k) statement, it was worth more. Growth mutual funds soared. Some of your stock picks reached the moon. You thought investing was easy.
Penske sweeps Indy
Castroneves, de Ferran take top spots in 500
May 28, 2001
Roger Penske climbed into Victory Lane again at the Indianapolis 500, this time on the back of a young Spiderman from Brazil. Helio Castroneves led a dominant pack of stars back to auto racing’s biggest event and then celebrated by climbing the fence in his best Spiderman impersonation.
Treasury getting ready for refunds
New tax-cut bill mandates checks for almost 100 million taxpayers
May 28, 2001
With President Bush poised to order rebates for nearly 100 million taxpayers, the Treasury Department is readying a customized computer program that will sort through Internal Revenue Service records and issue checks ranging from $300 to $600, most by the end of September. The $1.35 trillion, 10-year tax-cut package Bush intends to sign during the first week of June is retroactive to the beginning of the year, and the rebates are to adjust for overpayment.
LHS hopes to build on third-place finish
Lawrence High expects bulk of players to return from 16-9 squad
May 28, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Technically, the 2002 high school baseball season doesn’t begin for another 10 months.
America’s patriotic paradox
May 28, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Decoration Day, as it was called when Americans still vividly remembered what it was they were supposed to be remembering, used to be May 30, no matter what, never mind the pleasures, commercial and recreational, of a three-day weekend. An upstate New York town with a militarily resonant name Waterloo began the tradition in 1866, and, in 1868, May 30 was designated “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion.”
5-28 Should judges be allowed to impose punishments more …
May 28, 2001
Should judges be allowed to impose punishments more severe than sentencing guidelines? Jennifer Elliott,
WKD-Woman has ties to first Memorial Day
May 28, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Like millions of Americans, Martha Parker will head to a cemetery today to honor her dead loved ones.
Kansas cloning research proving productive
May 28, 2001
Calf No. 1111 playfully butted visitors, searching in vain for an udder to suckle. “It is instinct,” animal scientist David Grieger said.
LHS, Free State graduates more than 700 in Class of 2001
May 28, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com www.schools.lawrence.com
Third place sets tone for LHS baseball next year
May 28, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Technically, the 2002 high school baseball season doesn’t begin for another 10 months.
WW II veterans deserve recognition before all are lost
May 28, 2001
People
May 28, 2001
‘Frasier’ finally graduates Fifth Beatle hospitalized Won’t you be my alumni? Brokaw no ‘Survivor’ fan
Rookie Lilly pitches Yanks to win
New York wins, 6-2, to hand Cleveland first series loss in month
May 28, 2001
The fifth inning had become Ted Lilly’s personal Mount Everest, an insurmountable climb the rookie couldn’t figure out how to scale.
Online allergy advice nothing to sneeze at if you can help it
May 28, 2001
By Dave Toplikar After the mad scramble across south Lawrence to get the girls to their early-morning singing class, I was finally breathing easy. As I started to leave the South Junior High parking lot, I noticed the surroundings. The grass was dark green and still a little dewy. Some of the trees were flowering. And the small roses on the corner had just broken into bloom.
The PC thing to do
Industry slowly responding to environmental concerns
May 28, 2001
At Hewlett-Packard Co.’s recycling plant, a giant machine with brick-sized blades thunders away, crushing personal computers, servers and printers to bits. Despite all the noise, the machine is part of a quiet movement in the high-tech world the recycling of PCs and other electronics, which are filled with toxic chemicals but rarely disposed of properly.
Bombs bring Jerusalem back to the front lines
May 28, 2001
If there was an image that spoke of the anxiety generated among Israeli residents by the two car bombs that exploded about nine hours apart in downtown West Jerusalem early Sunday morning, the woman standing frozen in the quiet street was it.
Friends and Neighbors, marathon runner
May 28, 2001
KATE NIELSEN, FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR, ran the Country Music Marathon on April 28 in Nashville, Tenn. Nielsen raised $2,761 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and ran as a member of Team Leukemia Kansas. The photo was submitted by Kate’s parents, Diane and Niels Nielsen, 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.
Horoscopes
May 28, 2001
Bonds homers in win
Giants slugger makes winning catch in 5-4 victory
May 28, 2001
Barry Bonds’ afternoon featured another historic homer, a shouting match with Ron Villone and a game-winning catch.
Watson wins first PGA title at 51
May 28, 2001
Staring at the Senior PGA Championship trophy, Tom Watson couldn’t help but notice some of the names. Snead, Palmer, Nicklaus, Palmer, Sarazen, Trevino, Irwin.
Lawrence briefs
May 28, 2001
KU sets final exam Two campers injured in driving incident Kansas veterans plan state convention Accident injures one
Births
May 28, 2001
* Glen and Kristen Walker, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
Huskers advance to super regional
OSU, Tech, Baylor, UT fall
May 28, 2001
Jed Morris’ two-run double with two outs in the ninth tied the game and Jeff Leise followed with a two-run single as Nebraska scored six runs in the ninth to defeat Rutgers and advance to the super regionals against the winner of the Houston regional.
Bernstein claims victory in Top Fuel
May 28, 2001
Kenny Bernstein raced to his third Top Fuel victory of the season and 26th of his career Sunday, beating Larry Dixon in the Advance Auto Parts Nationals.
Schumacher wins Monaco Grand Prix
Three-time Formula One champion increases lead in series standings
May 28, 2001
Michael Schumacher won his fifth Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday after pole-sitter David Coulthard stalled at the start of the most demanding course in Formula One.
O’Neal-Bryant friendship alluring
Buddies helped Lakers dominate NBA Western Conference final against San Antonio
May 28, 2001
They are too big for spankings, we thought. Too long, tall and accomplished to get swept like everyone else.
Webb sets prep mile record
Runner breaks Ryun mark with 3:53.43 time
May 28, 2001
Not since Jim Ryun was running during the 1960s has America seen a miler with the potential of Alan Webb.
Burton survives Stewart’s charge
May 28, 2001
Jeff Burton has been so frustrated at time this season that he felt like climbing a wall. After winning his first race Sunday night, his crew actually did.
Public offices, services list holiday hours
May 28, 2001
Government offices and many public services in Lawrence and most area towns will be closed today 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.
Veterans salute fallen comrades
May 28, 2001
Veterans organizations throughout the area will pay homage to the war dead today during annual Memorial Day ceremonies. In Lawrence, three ceremonies are scheduled this morning: at 9 a.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery, conducted by Lawrence Disabled American Veterans; at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, conducted by Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 of the American Legion; and at 11 a.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery, conducted by Alford-Clarke Post 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Eleanor G. Tierney
May 28, 2001
Charles F. Pringle
May 28, 2001
On the record
May 28, 2001
Briefly__________________
May 28, 2001
Holiday fatalities: Two killed in Wichita rollover Two men killed Sunday morning when their car rolled off an interstate loop in southwest Wichita were the state’s first traffic fatalities of the extended holiday counting period. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victims as the driver, Arnoldo Fernandez, 22, and passenger Javier Lopez, 20. Both were from Wichita. A patrol dispatcher said Fernandez’s car was southbound on Interstate 235 when he lost control. The car went into a ditch and rolled, ejecting both men. They were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened shortly after 4:45 a.m. Five people were killed in Kansas during the 78-hour Memorial Day holiday period a year ago. The holiday weekend counting period began at 6 p.m. Friday and runs through 11:59 p.m. today. The record for a 78-hour counting period is 19, set in 1973. __________________ Kansas University: Education reform projects chosen as best in state Ten school reform projects initiated by Kansas teachers have won a competition sponsored by the Teacher Development Coalition at Kansas University. Each project will receive $500 as winners of the “What’s Working Well with School Reform in Kansas” competition, which rewards reforms that have improved student achievement. “Students in elementary, middle and secondary schools, and older students in transition programs, are benefiting from the commitment and enthusiasm of dedicated educators, parents and their community,” said Phyllis Nolan, coalition project director. The coalition, funded by a federal grant through the Kansas Department of Education and directed from the KU School of Education, received 44 applications from teachers, administrators and parents representing 31 Kansas communities. Winning applications are from Derby, El Dorado, Independence, Wichita, Manhattan, Paola, Lyons, Olathe, Topeka and Quinter. __________________ Education: West Point cadet to share academy experiences Lawrence resident and West Point cadet John Finch will present a West Point orientation briefing this week in Lawrence. Finch will speak from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Any student interested in attending the U.S. military academy at West Point is encouraged to attend. For more information, call 843-7806.
KCC judge and jury on rates
May 28, 2001
The price that Kansans will pay to keep refrigerators running and porch lights burning rests with three commissioners. The Kansas Corporation Commission board regulates utility rates through an elaborate and lengthy process, much like the ongoing hearing on Western Resources Inc.’s request to increase its electricity rates by $151 million.
Episcopal service split by controversial rector
May 28, 2001
A conservative Episcopal rector, ordered by his acting bishop to resign because of what she called “schismatic” teachings, led services at his suburban Washington parish Sunday while the bishop, barred from preaching, held a makeshift service outside.
Archbishop challenges celibacy
Controversial priest weds in Unification Church ceremony
May 28, 2001
A Roman Catholic archbishop who says God wants him and the Catholic Church to shed the celibacy rule married a physician Sunday in a group wedding conducted by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
Western and central Kansas hit by widespread hail, tornadoes
May 28, 2001
Strong thunderstorms that moved through western and central Kansas Sunday afternoon and evening produced at least six tornadoes, the National Weather Service said.
Witch’ descendants seek exoneration
May 28, 2001
It was a time when trembling witnesses and “spectral evidence” could lead to the gallows.
Daschle eyes new political landscape
May 28, 2001
Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., spelling out some of the practical effects of the new political reality on Capitol Hill, said Sunday that Democrats will have one-person majorities in committees and that the Senate’s agenda will include Democratic priorities such as a patients’ rights bill.
McVeigh documents raise doubts
May 28, 2001
One of the newly discovered FBI documents handed over to Timothy McVeigh’s lawyers calls into question evidence used to discredit a witness who testified he saw McVeigh with a second man an hour before the bombing, according to a published report. The witness’ credibility came under attack in part because a prosecutor said the man did not come forward for six months after the Oklahoma City bombing. But the FBI document, known as a lead sheet, confirmed he came forward two days after the bombing, The New York Times reported Sunday, citing an unidentified source familiar with the case.
Bold and the Beautiful’ starts Spanish broadcast
May 28, 2001
CBS is taking a bold step that many see as a beautiful way to increase ratings. The network is about to become the first American television network to simulcast one of its daily daytime dramas in English and Spanish.
Grads embrace new roles
Speaker urges departing students to use time well
May 28, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district Sunday sent more than 700 of its newest disciples into the world. It was time. The Class of 2001 has been forged and modeled by educators at schools here and elsewhere for about 50.2 million seconds during the past 13 years. “That’s a lot of time,” Supt. Randy Weseman said.
Resident boasts link to 1st Memorial Day
Clinton museum director claims kinship to holiday’s earliest celebrants
May 28, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Like millions of Americans, Martha Parker will head to a cemetery today to honor her dead loved ones. But Parker has special ties to the holiday: Her grandmother’s half-sister participated in what may have been the first-ever organized Memorial Day event on April 29, 1866, in Illinois. “Our grandmother always talked about it,” she said. “We’ve gone back there several times and learned about our relatives.”
Investors should act now and not wait for stocks to recover
May 28, 2001
Are you ready to start again I mean, restart the way you think about investing? For the past few years, everything seemed easy. Most stocks rose. Every time you opened your 401(k) statement, it was worth more. Growth mutual funds soared. Some of your stock picks reached the moon. You thought investing was easy.
Retailers push credit cards
Retailers push credit cards
May 28, 2001
Attention shoppers: Beware of retailers bearing gifts. If it seems you’re being asked to sign up for store credit cards more often, there’s a reason. Retailers are convinced that the best way to make you a better customer is to sign you up for their cards.
Flat computer screen offers full picture
May 28, 2001
The world may be round, but in computer screens, flat is where it’s at.
Microsoft adds Net-centric tools
May 28, 2001
Microsoft Corp. likes to characterize its evolutionary adaptations to technology’s advances as bold forays into uncharted territory.
What’s new
May 28, 2001
Portable storage devices mean info to go
Avalanche cautious after rout
May 28, 2001
The Colorado Avalanche have the edge in the Stanley Cup finals, yet they also have a problem: They played the perfect game, and now must play even better.
Spurs gracious in defeat
May 28, 2001
By early in the second quarter, the Staples Center crowd began chanting “Sweep! Sweep!
Friends and neighbors
May 28, 2001
Kansas side of KC district awarded increase in funds
Schools’ reforms are a good investment, philanthropy says
May 28, 2001
The foundation started by Kansas City philanthropist Ewing Kauffman is shifting directions in its tradition of helping struggling local schools, preparing to increase the amount it sends to the Kansas side of the state line.
Case involving sports drink blamed for heart attack to go to Kansas jury
May 28, 2001
After three weeks of testimony, the case against the manufacturer of a herbal sports drink blamed for a 22-year-old weight lifter’s heart attack is ready to go to a Sedgwick County District Court jury.
Bush must court moderates
May 28, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Two of the most popular Republicans, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Secretary of State Colin Powell, should be viewed differently by the Bush administration in light of the loss of Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-Vt., to the Republican Party.
Golf a humbling experience
May 28, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate Once again, I was invited to play in a nine-hole charity golf match with three pros a few days before the start of the Kemper Open. I became the “celebrity” when Jim “What’s In It For Me?” Jeffords’ Labrador retriever, Strom, turned them down.
Student safety
May 28, 2001
Honoring history
May 28, 2001
J-W Editorials Taking time to listen is a wonderful way to honor this nation’s veterans.
World briefs
May 28, 2001
Powell vows effort to quell Sudan war Bishops apologize for WWII massacre Opposition protest shuts down country
Nicaragua says adios to siestas
May 28, 2001
Siesta time is over in Nicaragua. Starting Friday, no power naps, no midafternoon snooze.
Race riots stun small British town
May 28, 2001
Police reported sporadic fighting Sunday in the northern town of Oldham, where overnight race riots had left at least 20 people hurt and the streets littered with broken glass.
Pearl Harbor’ rakes in big box office
May 28, 2001
“Pearl Harbor” opened big, but it will not break box-office records. The World War II epic took in $39.7 million in its first two days, according to figures provided Sunday by Disney, whose Touchstone Pictures released the movie. “They’re phenomenal numbers for me. It’s the biggest opening I’ve ever had,” said producer Jerry Bruckheimer, whose other credits include “Armageddon” and “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
Theater is Broadway bound
May 28, 2001
On the northeast corner of Eighth Avenue and West 47th Street, a large sign looming above a blue and orange construction fence proclaims “Broadway’s Biggest Hits Are Just Around the Corner.”
Kansans kidnapped in Philippines
Missionary couple taken hostage while celebrating anniversary
May 28, 2001
Martin Burnham told his parents he wanted to do something special for his wife, Gracia, to celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary. The missionary couple, who live in Nueva Vizcaya province in the Philippines, were staying at an upscale resort in that country when ski-masked gunmen raided it at dawn. The kidnappers then fled by boat with about 20 hostages, including the Burnhams and one other American tourist.