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Police say Bush’s daughter tried to buy beer with fake ID
May 30, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 5:55 p.m.) President Bush’s 19-year-old twin daughters allegedly tried to buy alcohol at a restaurant, with one using someone else’s identification card, police said Wednesday.
Treasury secretary wants to speed up new tax refunds
May 30, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 5:07 p.m.) Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill said Wednesday that he hopes the government will be able to accelerate the delivery of millions of tax refund checks, getting them into Americans’ hands before September.
National briefs
May 30, 2001
Gay psychiatrist loses case against Air Force Navy pilot killed when jet crashes
National briefs
May 30, 2001
Earthquake fault runs underneath Portland Van driver charged after fatal accident
National briefs
May 30, 2001
High court backs state’s hate-crime law Cruise canceled for ship repair Sharpton begins hunger-strike protest
National briefs
May 30, 2001
Dancer’s kin blame his death on Amtrak Navy extends lease for USS Missouri
Stanley Cup Finals: Devils draw even with Avalanche
New Jersey scores twice in first period, holds on for 2-1 victory
May 30, 2001
Scott Stevens was spitting mad, Ken Daneyko was dripping blood. The New Jersey Devils have that look in their eyes again the one that says they won’t be pushed around, even by the Colorado Avalanche.
Horoscopes
May 30, 2001
Portability is key to summer snacks
May 30, 2001
By Susan Krumm With warmer weather fast approaching, do you have any quick, nutritious snack ideas that I can make for my preschooler? There are lots of refreshing snacks that are good for your preschooler (as well as mom and dad). The trick is to choose “carry-their-weight” snacks that offer lots of nutrition but are light on fat and sugar calories.
Proposed merger becomes issue in Western case
May 30, 2001
Western Resources Inc. is trying to sell something that its officials say doesn’t exist, and the company’s plans are causing problems in its quest for a $150 million rate increase. The Kansas Corporation Commission heard testimony Tuesday from James Proctor, a Lawrence consultant who questioned numbers Western uses to support its rate proposal.
Finding fault
May 30, 2001
Family seeks prayers for kidnap victims
May 30, 2001
Pray for Martin and Gracia Burnham that is the message being distributed across the Internet and in numerous church prayer chains in the Wichita area after the weekend kidnapping of a Kansas missionary couple by Muslim extremists in the Philippines.
Bobby Roberts
May 30, 2001
World briefs
May 30, 2001
Town relatively calm after racial rioting Government coalition saved from collapse President’s grip on power fading Village vote rejects nuclear recycling
All spellers know p-r-e-s-s-u-r-e
May 30, 2001
Young spellers zipped through tongue-twisters like “prolegomenon,” “byssinosis,” “catadromous” and “kamelaukion” as they tried to spell their way to a national championship. The 248 faced off Tuesday in the National Spelling Bee, which combines obscure words and the pressure to think fast.
JonBenet detective sues police chiefs
May 30, 2001
Jury selection began Tuesday in a civil trial brought by a former Boulder detective who says she was unfairly blamed for police mistakes in the JonBenet Ramsey investigation. U.S. District Judge William Downes told 32 prospective jurors that it would be a difficult case and that they would have to listen closely. Linda Arndt, 40, is seeking unspecified damages, alleging two police chiefs violated her rights by prohibiting her from challenging media reports that implied she bungled the investigation.
Tony Smith
May 30, 2001
Clean-air rules aim to cut haze at U.S. parks
May 30, 2001
The Bush administration said Tuesday that it will help states force thousands of unregulated older power plants and industrial facilities to cut air pollution in order to reduce thick haze at national parks.
Drastic shake-up at Pentagon unlikely
May 30, 2001
The secretive policy reviews that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld undertook three months ago to begin modernizing the military are likely to result in less radical change than commonly believed, his spokesman said Tuesday.
Twisters hit Colorado towns
May 30, 2001
A tornado knocked down power poles, destroyed a trailer and damaged three homes Tuesday about 95 miles southeast of another town where residents were still recovering from a twister the night before that injured 18 people.
Fire forces evacuation in California
May 30, 2001
A 4,100-acre forest fire that forced the evacuation of 54 homes and a community hospital burned to the city limits Tuesday as firefighters scrambled to keep it at bay. Fire officials said the blaze was about 35 percent contained. About 1,000 firefighters were trying to slow the flames’ advance toward the city, using fire engines and bulldozers to build a fire line.
Spy plane to fly again after return from China
May 30, 2001
The Pentagon said Tuesday that it will haul the damaged Navy spy plane home from China in large pieces, reassemble it and eventually return it to reconnaissance duty. “We’re glad to get the airplane back in a condition that it can be repaired and used again,” said Rear Adm. Craig Quigley, a Pentagon spokesman. “It’s an $80 million airplane that is perfectly repairable and flyable and fit to be used again.”
McVeigh may be planning appeal
Lawyers for OKC bomber drafting request to stay execution
May 30, 2001
Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has authorized his attorneys to draft a request to block his execution, but will make the final decision before anything is filed, one of his attorneys said Tuesday. The request would be based on about 4,000 documents the FBI turned over to McVeigh’s attorneys earlier this month, just days before he originally was scheduled to be executed.
Philadelphia hoping to heal during day off
May 30, 2001
Allen Iverson went to see a dentist. Eric Snow underwent an MRI and a CAT scan. Tyrone Hill worried about his ailing father. With three of their top six players dealing with their latest set of problems, the Philadelphia 76ers decided to forsake having a formal practice Tuesday just as they’ve done every day since mid-February.
Reichl goes Gourmet
Former food critic talks candidly in latest book
May 30, 2001
Ruth Reichl was the most powerful restaurant critic in the world during her six years at the New York Times. While some of her predecessors have faded into obscurity, Reichl’s star keeps rising.
Muffin recipes
May 30, 2001
Ready to stir, spoon and bake a batch of muffins? Here are a few recipes to try, including one for a low-fat muffin. The peach-brown sugar muffin recipe is from “The Muffin Baker’s Guide” by Bruce Koffler. The Irish coffee and chocolate-muffin recipes are from “Muffin Magic” by Kathleen Mayes.
Does garden utopia require pepper spray?
May 30, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger When we plant a vegetable garden, we’re working toward a vision of lush plants bearing plump, brightly colored fruit just like in the seed catalogs and gardening magazines. This is a utopian garden, where only beneficial insects come to frolic and, with the exception of well-timed, gentle rain showers, the skies are not cloudy all day.
Easy bake-and-take
Portable muffins fit for breakfast or an affordable snack
May 30, 2001
OK, I give up. Although I’ve always thought of muffins as cupcakes without the icing, I now concede to the pro-muffin faction. Muffins are the snack du jour, the nosh of the moment. They are what croissants were to the 1980s and scones to the 1990s. They’re everywhere. They’re even sold in gas stations, for Pete’s sake.
Cheap gas policy costs U.S.
May 30, 2001
By Robert Reno Newsday If at any time in the last 30 years Congress had taken action to raise gasoline prices to $3 a gallon, had imposed a tax that would have had that effect, voter retaliation would have been swift and deadly.
Prices float upward
May 30, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Admission prices at local public swimming pools should be set at a level that keeps those facilities affordable for all Lawrence residents. When the Lawrence Aquatic Center downtown opened for the season this weekend, many people became aware for the first time that admission prices at the pool have gone up. Large families are taking the biggest hit because they no longer can purchase low-priced family passes.
National briefs
May 30, 2001
Student kept from graduation Alleged Nazi guard on trial Judge to OK Coke settlement Smuggling ring leader accused
What’s next for PGA? Judge Judy?
Thankfully, Supreme Court put end to tour’s appalling display of new millennium arrogance
May 30, 2001
The PGA Tour lost the trial. The PGA Tour lost the appeal. The PGA Tour lost in the U.S. Supreme Court. Where will Commissioner Tim Finchem and his fellow elitists next take their ill-conceived, ill-fated attempt to keep Casey Martin down?
CBS chases teen viewers
May 30, 2001
There’s nothing like the sound of thousands of squealing teens to generate excitement. And that’s what you’ll hear on “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” (7 p.m., CBS), the first musical special from the popular boy band.
Palm Pilot deserves better
May 30, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe I have decided that my Palm Pilot deserves a better home. It needs a family able to encourage its true potential. A parent who understands its basic talent. A boss who will help it push the envelope of its artificial intelligence. I have come to this unhappy thought after having the electronic creature in my custody for five months.
Poor system
May 30, 2001
Albert Kerns
May 30, 2001
Baseball Briefs
May 30, 2001
Indians get help for tired bullpen Hill activated from DL Yankees’ Henson resumes hitting Suzuki near top for All-Star voting Trachsel throws seven-inning no-hitter
Sampras barely survives French opener against Kauffmann
May 30, 2001
As Pete Sampras walked off the court Tuesday at the French Open, he smiled wearily and jabbed the air with his fist. It was a modest celebration befitting a modest victory. Sampras played for 3 hours, 15 minutes and overcame three match points before beating Cedric Kauffmann, a 25-year-old French qualifier who has never won a match on the men’s tour.
Real’ Ike Turner returns to the blues
May 30, 2001
The most startling thing about Ike Turner, up close, is that he’s 69 years old. Trim, lively and what they used to call dapper, he could pass for half his age on style alone. You could safely call him “bad,” except that in Turner’s case, that’s a word he’s probably heard enough for one lifetime.
Recipes offer ‘comfort’ for life’s ups and downs
May 30, 2001
Here are two recipes from “Comfort Me With Apples” (Random House, $24.95) by Ruth Reichl. The book’s chapters have recipes seamlessly inlaid into their narratives, expanding the significance of incidents, explaining how cooking balanced salient points of deep feeling and memory.
Briefly
May 30, 2001
Fire ant extermination attempts continue State officials are still trying to eradicate Lawrence’s population of red imported fire ants. Lisa Taylor, spokesperson for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, said Stephan White, a state environmental scientist, last week put out bait cards to see if any ants survived after a week of using a poisonous bait. The chopped corn bait contains an insecticide that inhibits ant queens’ ability to reproduce. Taylor said no ants were attracted to the cards, but it was the same day people were mowing the lawn on the utility easement off 24th Place and Inverness Drive. However, she said a new nest containing displaced ants from previous treatments was found afterwards and treated. Ag Department officials plan to test the area again this week, but Taylor said the bait must be used in dry weather when the temperature is between 75 and 90 degrees. If anyone has questions about fire ants, call the state at (785) 862-2180 or the K-State Research and Extension Office-Douglas County at 843-7058. __________________________ Transportation: Construction to hamper traffic at KC airport Airline passengers beware. Vehicle traffic at Kansas City International Airport’s Terminal C could become more congested starting June 11. That’s when construction projects will cause traffic lanes at the terminal to be reduced from six to three. Speed limits will be reduced from 25 mph to 15 mph. Temporary walkways will be erected in the closed lanes. A similar project will begin June 13 at Terminal A. KCI officials are advising passengers to plan ahead and add 30 minutes to their travel time to ensure they make their flights. Use of parking garages directly across from the terminals and garage tunnels is encouraged. __________________________ Public safety: Police make arrests at sobriety checkpoint Lawrence Police made three arrests and issued six citations Sunday morning at a sobriety checkpoint in the 1200 block of Massachusetts Street. The three arrests were for operating under the influence and the citations were for open container. Officers are still compiling information on how many cars were stopped during the two-hour checkpoint, said Det. John Lewis of the Lawrence Police Department. The checkpoint was funded under a federal grant which provided overtime pay for the officers. The Police Department will hold 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. Three arrests were made for driving under the influence, said Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp. __________________________ Crime: Student in school fight case under house arrest The 17-year-old Baldwin boy accused of hitting a classmate in the head with a broom was allowed to go home with his mother Tuesday. Kenneth Goff pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated battery during a brief hearing. Douglas County District Court Judge Peggy Kittle ordered Goff to house arrest at his Baldwin home. He had been in the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facility since Thursday. Goff allegedly hit Anthony McClintock, 17, on Thursday during a fight in shop class. McClintock was listed in fair condition Tuesday at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Goff’s mother, Mary Goff, attended Tuesday’s hearing but declined to comment afterward. Goff’s next court appearance will be June 22, when his trial date will be set. __________________________ Deer-vehicle accidents abound over weekend Six vehicle accidents involving deer were reported during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, an unusual number of accidents for a three-day period, Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp says. “We usually have a couple of them a week,” he said. “We’re overpopulated with deer.” There appeared to be no pattern to the accidents, Trapp said. The Sheriff’s Office reported that the accidents occurred at East 250 Road and North 1250 Road; U.S. Highway 40 and Kansas Highway 10; K-10 and East 1200 Road; U.S. Highway 59 and North 200 Road; East 2200 Road and North 800 Road; and East 1700 Road and North 500 Road.
Mother’s infatuation with new beau worries daughter
May 30, 2001
People
May 30, 2001
Cameron likes her alter ego Boss surprises birthday bash Duchovny longs for lingerie Clapton comes in from the road
Fire ant extermination attempts continue
May 30, 2001
State officials are still trying to eradicate Lawrence’s population of red imported fire ants.
NASCAR leaders through May 27
May 30, 2001
Dale Jarrett sits in frist place ahead of Jeff Gordon by 75 points, 1,701-1,626. Rusty Wallace is very close behind in third with 1,623. Gordon has the edge in money, however, having earned more than $1 million more than Jarrett.
6Sport report: Stewart prepares for biggest challenge
May 30, 2001
James Sido catches up with KU golfer Andy Stewart as he prepares for the NCAA tournament beginning in North Carolina on Wednesday. Stewart, KU’s lone entry in the NCAA field, then hopes to qualify for the U.S. Open.
Friends and neighbors
May 30, 2001
Lakers looking for 1 more sweep
May 30, 2001
One more sweep! That’s how Rick Fox feels about the NBA Finals. Many of the Los Angeles Lakers are reticent to talk about becoming the first NBA team to go through the playoffs without a loss. Fox wants to go for it.
Karl feels Bucks being ‘bullied’
May 30, 2001
There’s bad blood simmering between Milwaukee and Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference finals, and Bucks coach George Karl thinks that’s a good thing. “We’ve played four times, we shouldn’t like each other right now,” Karl said Tuesday. “I don’t like them and they shouldn’t like us. And it’s probably going to get worse.”
Alvarez upbeat
May 30, 2001
Wilson Alvarez allowed two hits over five shutout innings Tuesday in his extended spring training start for Tampa Bay. The left-hander, who underwent surgery to repair a partial tear in his left rotator cuff May 25, 2000, struck out seven against Toronto’s minor leaguers.
Ankiel shipped to extended spring training
May 30, 2001
The St. Louis Cardinals sent wild left-hander Rick Ankiel to extended spring training Tuesday after he failed to get out of the first inning in his last two minor league starts. General manager Walt Jocketty said Ankiel, 21, would be in Jupiter, Fla., for an “indefinite period of time.” Extended spring training lasts three more weeks.
Cleveland manager suspended
Manuel must sit two games, pay fine
May 30, 2001
Cleveland Indians manager Charlie Manuel was suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount Tuesday for excessive arguing and returning to the field after being ejected from last Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Tigers.
American League Roundup: Thome stands alone
First baseman becomes Indians’ career home run leader
May 30, 2001
With Albert Belle and Manny Ramirez gone from Cleveland, Jim Thome became the Indians career leader in home runs. Thome hit his 243rd career homer and Roberto Alomar hit a tiebreaking two-run shot in the seventh inning to lead the Indians to a 6-4 victory over Detroit on Tuesday night.
National League Roundup: Sheets satin in St. Louis
Brewers’ rookie pitcher blanks Cardinals, 7-0
May 30, 2001
It was a night of firsts for Ben Sheets. The Milwaukee Brewers’ rookie right-hander got his first complete game, his first shutout, his first hit and his first RBI in a 7-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday night.
Some golfers worried about precedent set by Supreme Court ruling
May 30, 2001
Now that Casey Martin has won the right to use a cart, some in the sport are worried golfers without disabilities might try to take advantage of the ruling. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a federal disability-bias law permits Martin, who has difficulty walking because of a congenital leg problem, to ride in a golf cart in PGA Tour events.
Pregnant Kuehn doesn’t want cart
May 30, 2001
If anybody should ride in a cart this week, it is Brenda Corrie Kuehn. She will be playing at this week’s U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles in Southern Pines, N.C. despite being eight months pregnant.
Prep Notebook: Lions’ Bell signs letter to row at KU
May 30, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Recent Lawrence High graduate Katie Bell has signed a letter of intent to row for Kansas University. Bell, a 5-foot-11 hitter for LHS, was an all-Sunflower League volleyball performer and threw the javelin.
Busch offer ‘just ridiculous’
Maris nephew testifies in trial against St. Louis brewery
May 30, 2001
A nephew of Roger Maris testified Tuesday that a $21 million offer from Anheuser-Busch for the family’s beer distributorship was “just ridiculous.” Bart Maris, a lawyer and an administrator for Maris Distributing Co., is the sixth witness in the family’s $1.2 billion lawsuit against the St. Louis brewery.
Royals shuffle roster
May 30, 2001
he Kansas City Royals made four roster moves Tuesday, one day after owner David Glass promised there would be changes. The Royals recalled right-hander Kris Wilson and outfielder Endy Chavez from the minors, and sent right-hander Brian Meadows to Class AAA Omaha and designated catcher Sal Fasano for assignment.
Free State taps McDonald
May 30, 2001
Annette McDonald, a Free State High math teacher with a swimming background, has been named the Firebirds’ new boys swim coach. McDonald replaces Pat Grzenda who resigned this spring as boys coach at both Free State and Lawrence High.
Chancellor tries to allay fears over donor-seating plan
May 30, 2001
A proposed donor-based seating plan for Kansas University men’s basketball games in Allen Fieldhouse is not on the immediate horizon. Chancellor Robert Hemenway issued a statement Tuesday to allay fears the proposed plan would be implemented for the 2001-02 season.
Wells wants to stay put
May 30, 2001
David Wells doesn’t want to be traded. And until Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams tells him he’s going somewhere, he’s not going to worry about the rumors swirling around him.
And the Rottsies winners are
May 30, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus With Lawrence High baseball rushing to beat the deadline for my annual LHS athletics awards nominations, all ballots have been accounted for. So, here are your 2000-01 LHS award winners, otherwise known as the Rottsies:
Kansas City sets standard for futility after 51 games - Rangers 8, Royals 2
May 30, 2001
Rafael Palmeiro homered twice and drove in four runs as the Texas Rangers handed the Kansas City Royals their fifth straight defeat, 8-2 on Tuesday night. Rick Helling (3-6) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season. He struck out five and didn’t walk a batter.
Supreme Court says Martin can keep ride
May 30, 2001
Disabled golfer Casey Martin may use a cart to ride in tournaments, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, saying federal law requires a leveling of the playing field for the handicapped, even in pro sports.
Baseball bright spot
May 30, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus If not for baseball, Lawrence High wouldn’t have garnered any postseason hardware for the 2000-01 sports season. For the second consecutive year, baseball highlighted the LHS sports scene. The Lions, coming off the 2000 state championship, placed third at the Class 6A state tournament over the weekend at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark.
Consumer confidence rebounds amid optimism
May 30, 2001
A string of interest rate cuts, stronger financial markets and the prospect of lower taxes all helped lift consumer confidence this month, analysts said Tuesday. The Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index rose to 115.5 in May, up from 109.9 in April and above the 112 that had been expected. The increase came despite continuing layoffs and surging energy prices.
Alcatel, Lucent call off merger talk
May 30, 2001
Merger talks between French telecommunications giant Alcatel SA and Lucent Technologies Inc. were called off Tuesday after intense negotiations over the long holiday weekend failed to produce an agreement. In a statement, both companies announced that the negotiations in Paris had failed, but did not explain why merger talks were scuttled.
Record corn crop forecast
Kansas expected to harvest 525 million bushels
May 30, 2001
If early forecasts hold, Kansas farmers could expect to harvest the biggest corn crop ever recorded in the state good news for communities braced for a dismal winter wheat crop harvest. The latest projections, calculated from planted acres and early corn condition, projects a 2001 corn crop of 525 million bushels, according to the Kansas Corn Growers Assn.
Conoco to build oil, gas reserves through $4.3 billion acquisition
May 30, 2001
Conoco Inc. agreed to buy Gulf Canada Resources for $4.3 billion in cash in a deal that would dramatically increase Conoco’s international oil reserves. The deal announced Tuesday would strengthen Conoco’s energy production and reserves in North America and Southeast Asia. The addition of Gulf Canada’s proven oil reserves of more than 1 million barrels worldwide would increase Conoco’s total reserves by almost 40 percent, the companies said.
Head out to catch the passing people parade
Grab a drink, find a seat and join the people-watching crowd
May 30, 2001
By Jim Baker As long as there have been people, there’s been people-watching. And Lawrence has plenty of places to do it. For Gilisa Gould, a 28-year-old physical geography major at Kansas University, a good spot to people-watch is the front porch at Free State Brewing Co., 636 Mass.
The muffin man wouldn’t recognize these
May 30, 2001
The muffin man of old England would be amazed at these newfangled flavors. Muffins were much plainer in the 1600s, when they were sold on the streets of London by itinerant salesmen. Muffins back then were also more time-consuming to make, because they were leavened with yeast.
Topeka site earns historical designation
Former home of Free State Legislature named to Underground Railroad network
May 30, 2001
A two-building complex in downtown Topeka has gained national recognition for its role to end slavery and the state’s role in the Civil War. The complex, located in the 400 block of Kansas Avenue, was known as the Free State Capitol. It was recently added to the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
Briefcase
May 30, 2001
Auto industry: GM to make bid for Daewoo Motor Earnings: Sun Microsystems lowers forecast Layoffs: EMC plans job cuts to increase revenue Nasdaq to trim its work force Wall Street: Technology selling pulls market lower
Daily Ticker
May 30, 2001
Hoisington rebuilding after tornado
Plans for damaged high school still undecided
May 30, 2001
More than a month after a deadly tornado struck this central Kansas town, residents are fixing and rebuilding their homes and deciding what to do about the damaged high school. “A lot of people are making plans to rebuild,” said City Manager Allen Dinkel. “I think there’s a lot of manufactured housing moving into town.”
Planning balance
May 30, 2001
Veteran support
May 30, 2001
Short and sweet
May 30, 2001
‘Jayni’ prepares dishes that fit healthful lifestyles Chicken Kashi
Comic insight
May 30, 2001
Latino live wire leads L.A. mayor’s race
May 30, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The other evening, mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa was reading dutifully from his script for the audience at Congregation Kol Tikvah in the San Fernando Valley. But when he reached the name of medieval Jewish philospher Moses Maimonides, he hesitated for an awkward moment and then garbled the pronunciation so badly there was no disguising that he had never seen the speech before.
Legal figure dead at 90
May 30, 2001
Elliot Norquist, a founding partner in a law firm that eventually became Lathrop & Gage, has died at the age of 90. Norquist died Friday from complications after undergoing open-heart surgery.
Jerry Trullinger
May 30, 2001
Wanda Koons
May 30, 2001
Ilona Delgadillo
May 30, 2001
James Austin
May 30, 2001
Mabel Adams
May 30, 2001
Obed Thompson
May 30, 2001
Lawrence Police on the move
Chief, detectives, others relocating to new Investigation and Training Center
May 30, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Some Lawrence police officers are moving to new digs this week. The Investigation and Training Center, 4820 W. 15th St., will house the special projects unit, the investigation division, training division and the chief, said Lawrence Police Det. John Lewis.
On the record
May 30, 2001
Getting the royal treatment
Retiring interim principal reigns as students’ ‘king for a day’
May 30, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Interim Principal Ken Cheves was promoted to king Tuesday by his subjects. Third-graders at Eisenhower School at Fort Leavenworth presented the re-retiring administrator from Lawrence with a cape and crown honoring his service this year as the school’s leader. Cheves was then marched down a hallway past dozens of bowing first-, second- and third- graders.
Homeless advocates: shelter still up in air
Summer facility in early stages, task force members say
May 30, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence’s homeless advocates are racing against time to start a summer shelter this year. But, they acknowledged Tuesday, numerous questions need to be resolved first. Topping the list: The shelter’s location. A shelter task force from the Lawrence Coalition for Homeless Concerns is aiming for the city’s Community Building at 115 W. 11th, but that arrangement is not assured.
Appeal seeks to open records
Private agencies with state government contracts focus of legal dispute
May 30, 2001
By Scott Rothschild In Kansas, a citizen has a right to see public records kept by the state government. But the law governing open records is not as clear-cut when the records are held by a private organization that is doing business for the government. That question is at the center of a legal dispute that will be heard June 13 before a three-member panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Lawrence briefs
May 30, 2001
Lawrence seniors receive merit scholarships Sign, safety rules apply for garage sale season
Israelis, Palestinians killed in escalation of violence
May 30, 2001
Three Palestinians and three Israeli settlers were killed Tuesday in a spate of violence that underscored the gargantuan difficulties facing the new U.S. Middle East envoy, William Burns, as he tries to persuade the two sides to stop the killing.
NATO rebuffs U.S. on missile shield
May 30, 2001
Despite weeks of intensive diplomacy, the United States on Tuesday failed to convince its NATO allies that the world faces a common threat of missile attacks a significant setback for President Bush’s most ambitious foreign-policy goal.
Sun may set on daylight savings
Massachusetts rethinking ‘spring forward, fall back’
May 30, 2001
It was the higher electric bills every month that made Lois Sarno think it was time for a change: a time change. So Sarno, 58, persuaded her legislator to propose a bill that would put Massachusetts on daylight-saving time year-round in an effort to save energy, and let people enjoy more evening sunlight.
HMOs mum on doctor discipline
May 30, 2001
Managed care organizations are failing to report their physicians’ malpractice claims and disciplinary actions to a government database that aims to protect patients from poorly performing doctors, a study has found.
Bush won’t order electricity price caps
May 30, 2001
Gov. Gray Davis and President Bush ended weeks of harsh rhetoric with a cordial meeting in a quiet hotel room here Tuesday. But the two couldn’t resolve their biggest difference over the state’s electricity crisis what Washington should do to help.
Radio payola back in a different form, critics charge
May 30, 2001
Some independent music promoters have deals with radio stations that one critic says are nothing more than payola in modern dress, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The promoters have arranged so-called “banks” for radio stations that play record labels’ products, allowing stations to make “withdrawals” in cash and promotional material, such as airplane tickets, for airing certain tunes, the newspaper reported.
Record-breaking D.J. lasts 100 hours on air
May 30, 2001
Coffee wasn’t what helped disc jockey Glen Jones break the world record for the longest continuous radio broadcast. “A lot of it was just sheer will and determination,” Jones said Tuesday, 100 hours and 40 seconds a little over four days after he began his shift on the Jersey City freeform station WFMU-FM.
Drama turns cameras on media
ABC’s ‘The Beast’ examines popular culture through TV news
May 30, 2001
A reporter beseeches a Death Row prisoner to allow his execution to be shown on her upstart cable news network. “I don’t know if you can make your peace with God, Mr. Carmichael. But you can make it with the camera,” Alice Allenby of World News Service breathily advises the doomed man in ABC’s new drama “The Beast.”
State responds to hunters’ complaints on equestrian paths
May 30, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The state wants to shut down some trails used by area horse enthusiasts, but the riders are hoping that a meeting with the right people will put them back in the saddle again. Marybelle Cooper said Tuesday that she and her husband, Dwight, have for the past 14 years ridden the trails near Clinton Lake and, along with other riders, worked to keep them in shape. It has been a labor of love, she said.
Aid agency makes own appeal for assistance
County’s Emergency Service Council can no longer accept requests for help on utility payments
May 30, 2001
By Mike Belt Douglas County agencies that normally help people who have trouble paying their utility bills are now asking for help themselves. The Emergency Service Council of Douglas County is making an emergency plea to the public for donations to help it help the less fortunate. Requests to the council for assistance are so high that ESC could surpass its budget by about $75,000, President Betsy Anderson said. During the past three weeks ESC has given emergency assistance to more than 60 families, primarily because of continued high utility bills, she said.
Two face execution in embassy bombings
May 30, 2001
Four followers of Osama bin Laden were convicted Tuesday of a global conspiracy to murder Americans, including the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people and injured thousands of others in a hail of rubble and shattered glass. With the word “guilty” ringing out dozens of times in the tightly guarded and otherwise silent courtroom, the four men were convicted of all 302 counts against them. Two could be sentenced to death.
Court shalt not take case
Justices squabble over appeal on Ten Commandments
May 30, 2001
The Supreme Court said Tuesday it wouldn’t hear a case involving display of the Ten Commandments the kind of no-decision decision the justices almost always make without comment. This time was different, opening a window on their own dissension. Three justices, the court’s most conservative, suggested that the majority didn’t need to gaze toward the heavens to understand the right stance on the commandments.
Number of foster homes decreasing
May 30, 2001
By Dave Ranney Kansas has fewer foster homes today than it did a year ago, according to a recent state report. Group-home numbers are down, too. But state officials say they’re not worried. Not yet, anyway. “I’m not nervous about the overall numbers there’s always been a fluctuation,” said Joyce Allegrucci, assistant secretary in charge of children and family policy at the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.