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Al-Qaida distributing pamphlets offering rewards for Westerners
April 5, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 7:20 p.m.) Al-Qaida and Taliban supporters in Afghanistan are offering rewards of up to $100,000 for capturing or killing Westerners, U.S. Army officials said Friday.
American mediator meets Arafat
April 5, 2002
(Updated Friday at 7:16 p.m.) Breaking Yasser Arafat’s isolation, a U.S. envoy met with the Palestinian leader at his tank-encircled headquarters Friday on the bloodiest day of fighting since the beginning of the week-old Israeli military offensive.
Arab opinion-makers criticize Bush speech on Mideast crisis
April 5, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 7:06 a.m.) Arabs demonstrated in their thousands Friday, sometimes clashing violently with police, against Israel’s offensive in the Palestinian territories as opinion-makers criticized U.S. President George W. Bush for his speech on the crisis.
U.S. envoy meets with Arafat
April 5, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:38 p.m.) A U.S. mediator met with Yasser Arafat at his besieged headquarters Friday to renew truce efforts, and Israeli troops reportedly killed the mastermind of the Passover suicide bombing that killed 26 people and triggered its military offensive.
Threats issued against U.S.-led coalition, journalists in Afghanistan
April 5, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 6:51 a.m.) The U.S.-led coalition has received more “credible threats” of violence against its members and journalists in Afghanistan, a military spokesman said Friday, including pamphlets found in the east offering a reward for the capture or killing of members of the allied force.
Arts notes
April 5, 2002
Steinbeck film festival kicks off at library Animal activism film slated at Liberty Hall Prize-winning pianist to give recital Audience helps solve interactive murder
Athlete of the week, 4/4: Chris Fulton, Lawrence High
April 5, 2002
Fulton won the 100 (10.64) and 200 meters (22.26) and anchored the 4x100 and 4x400 relays at the Blue Valley Northwest meet.
Baseball briefs
April 5, 2002
Arraignment set for Finley’s wife Encarnacion claimed off waivers by Cubs Rangers put Park on disabled list
Yankees’ fans irate over cable TV dispute
April 5, 2002
Some Yankees fans aren’t worrying about Roger Clemens’ hand injury or Jason Giambi’s slow start to the season. They have a bigger concern: the cable TV business.
Rockies bash Benes, Cards, 6-1
Thompson works seven strong innings in Colorado’s road victory
April 5, 2002
So far, the St. Louis Cardinals’ comeback kids are 0-2.
Vinson to play in all-star tilt Saturday
Lawrence High senior to run point for Kansas squad in HyVee Classic
April 5, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High senior Stephen Vinson on Saturday night will get one more go-around with area basketball players, only this time those players will be his teammates. Vinson, the Sunflower League player of the year, will play point guard for Kansas at the sixth annual HyVee High School All-Star Basketball Classic on Saturday at Johnson County Community College. Tipoff is approximately 8 p.m. The all-star girls game is scheduled for 6 p.m.
West Virginia names Dakich
Bowling Green coach to replace Catlett
April 5, 2002
Spurned by Bob Huggins and others, West Virginia hired Bowling Green’s Dan Dakich as its head coach Thursday.
Dateline’ looks at Vegas homicide
April 5, 2002
“Dateline” (8 p.m., NBC) departs from its usual magazine format to present “Death in the Desert,” a behind-the-scenes report on a Las Vegas homicide squad’s investigation. The police gave “Dateline” complete access to their offices and allowed hand-held camera crews to follow detectives Jeff Rosgen and Mark McNett as they interviewed witnesses and suspects, often in their own homes.
Miami playbook stolen
April 5, 2002
Call it an interception: A thief stole copies of the playbook used by the national champion Miami Hurricanes and posted parts of it on the Internet.
Big 12 signs bowl pacts
April 5, 2002
The Big 12 announced Thursday that it has signed seven conference bowl contracts, including the Bowl Championship Series, for the next four years.
SM East torches Firebirds
FSHS falls to .500
April 5, 2002
Free State High’s baseball team fell to Shawnee Mission East, 14-8, on Thursday.
Soon-to-be medical school graduate earns rare, perfect 4.0 grade average
April 5, 2002
Kyle Krehbiel has achieved something that few students have.
Suspect pleads guilty, another sentenced in stolen drugs case
April 5, 2002
A Colorado pharmacy employee admitted stealing chemotherapy drugs from a Denver hospital, starting a pipeline of illegal drug sales that prosecutors say eventually reached accused drug diluter Robert R. Courtney.
Stovall seeks feds’ help on cattle disease rumor
April 5, 2002
Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall has asked federal regulators to take over an investigation into last month’s unfounded rumor of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in northeast Kansas.
Moral ground
April 5, 2002
At the beginning
April 5, 2002
Bush sends clear message to Middle East
April 5, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group George W. Bush put the credibility of the American presidency on the line in the Middle East Thursday in a high-risk, high-stakes play that he must now see through. A fed-up Bush directed an unprecedented set of detailed presidential demands to Arab and Israeli leaders who were each in their own way undermining Bush’s war on global terrorism.
Briefs
April 5, 2002
UMKC hires new deans for two colleges Broker pleads innocent to missing funds charge Executives plead guilty in million-dollar fraud
Convention bureau not thrilled to have escort service member
April 5, 2002
Some visitors to Kansas City may be surprised to find promotions for an escort service in brochures from the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City.
House OKs redistricting as redrawn
Senate version gets second-go approval
April 5, 2002
Two days after the Senate broke a legislative logjam by passing a bill redrawing its 40 districts, the House approved the measure and sent it to Gov. Bill Graves.
Legislation to license naturopaths likely dead
April 5, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A bill to license naturopathic doctors may be dead for the legislative session.
Summer shelter progresses toward fund goal
Salvation Army says it’s raised $25,000 to keep facility open between April and October
April 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis The Salvation Army has raised $25,000 toward its goal of $60,000 to keep its homeless shelter open during the summer months, Capt. Kirk Schuetz said Thursday.
Off-campus living focus of new KU office
Student Senate to open resource center to provide information about renting in city
April 5, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University students moving from dorms to apartments will have a one-stop source of information this fall.
Plan to split planning commission hits wall
April 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis Jere McElhaney’s idea of splitting the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission would take a lot of money and effort, a new report says.
Lawrence students are computer art finalists
April 5, 2002
Four Lawrence high school students are among 100 finalists in a national computer art scholarship competition.
KU event to honor black students, staff
April 5, 2002
Six Kansas University students and two faculty and staff members will be honored Saturday at the Black Faculty and Staff Council Student Awards Banquet.
Homeless advocate to resign
Coalition chairman cites conflict with job
April 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis The man credited with helping revive the Lawrence Coalition for Homeless Concerns is resigning as chairman of the organization.
Son pleads not guilty in bludgeoning of mother
April 5, 2002
A Russell man pleaded innocent Thursday in the November bludgeoning death of his mother. Anthony H. Witt III, 45, is charged in Russell County District Court with second-degree murder.
Friends’ sale draws hundreds
April 5, 2002
By Mindie Paget An hour into the first night of the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library’s spring book sale, a line of eager book buyers snaked out the library’s garage and down the sidewalk.
Cleon ‘Shorty’ Leslie Fuller
April 5, 2002
William J. McCormick
April 5, 2002
On the record
April 5, 2002
Coalition studies 31st Street options
April 5, 2002
By Mindie Paget Neighborhood groups in southern Lawrence are keeping a realistic eye on the possibility that 31st Street could be extended and become a major throughway. The Southside Coalition of Neighborhoods sponsored a “community study session” Thursday night to examine the effects of a 31st Street throughway. Coalition members say city and county officials might pursue the option if state budget shortfalls prevent completion of the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway in the foreseeable future.
Donations jazz up classroom
Magazine’s outreach puts instruments in Lawrence school
April 5, 2002
By Jan Biles Lawrence High School student Yosie Cardin-Ritter beat out a swing rhythm to Duke Ellington’s “Take the ‘A’ Train” Thursday morning as a group of fourth-graders at Sunflower School tried to follow his beat.\ The fourth-graders, members of Carol Van Wyk’s music class, created their percussive rhythms using donated Pro-mark drumsticks and practice drum pads built by students at William Chrisman High School in Independence, Mo.
Firm seeks to sell chip to implant in humans
April 5, 2002
A company plans to begin selling a computer ID chip that can be embedded beneath people’s skin, now that the Food and Drug Administration has said it will not regulate the implant as long as it contains no medical data. Applied Digital Solutions Inc. designed the VeriChip about the size of a grain of rice to hold information that could be read with special electronic scanners. The company has touted the chip as a potential way to hold a person’s medical records or security codes.
Film Review - ‘High Crimes’
April 5, 2002
By Jon Niccum “Military justice is to justice what military music is to music,” a character explains early on in “High Crimes.” Similarly, the film itself is a little like military music: competent, safe and easy to follow. In other words, it’s got a good beat and it’s easy to march to. But those looking for anything beyond a routine potboiler likely will be disappointed.
Andersen names acting chief
Cardoso to oversee non-U.S. operations’ possible mergers
April 5, 2002
Andersen Worldwide SC has named an acting chief executive to try to manage the dismemberment of its non-U.S. operations, which are splitting off to merge with rival accounting firms in country after country. Aldo Cardoso, chairman of Andersen’s Board of Partners and managing partner of Andersen’s affiliate in France, will take over immediately, the company said Thursday. He succeeds Joe Berardino, who resigned last week as chief executive of the crisis-ridden business.
3 lawsuits small part in righting slave wrongs
April 5, 2002
Lawsuits charging that three companies profited from the slave trade are just the beginning of a larger legal effort to seek reparations for American blacks who are descendants of slaves.
Irish announce government investigation
April 5, 2002
The Irish government will appoint a lawyer to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clerics in southeast Ireland, the health minister announced Thursday after meeting more than a dozen men and women who reported being abused as children.
Archdiocese outlines new policy on abuse
April 5, 2002
The Archdiocese of New York said it will appoint a committee to investigate sexual abuse allegations against priests and decide whether to report cases to civil authorities.
Gumbel bidding adieu to ‘Early Show,’ CBS
April 5, 2002
Bryant Gumbel said Thursday he was quitting as host of CBS’ morning news program, “The Early Show,” and will be leaving CBS.
A new look at oldest profession
Book examines madam’s life
April 5, 2002
“Madam Millie,” the true tale of the Silver City madam with a heart of gold and matching bank account, is sharing some of that bounty with the University of New Mexico and the Silver City Museum.
City fared well in tough economy
April 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn When area business leaders gather for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting tonight, they’ll hear that the community fared reasonably well during tough economic times. Outgoing chamber chairwoman Ann Gardner, editorial page editor of the Journal-World, said the city did not see lots of new business investment or jobs during the past year but held its own nonetheless.
Bush urges Israel to pull back troops
Powell to visit region next week
April 5, 2002
Under pressure to curb Middle East violence, President Bush urged Israel on Thursday to pull its troops back from Palestinian cities and dismissed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as a failed leader who “betrayed the hopes of his people.” He ordered Secretary of State Colin Powell to the region next week seeking a cease-fire. With Powell standing at his side in the Rose Garden, Bush pressed Arab leaders to do more to end terrorism and emulate the peacemaking traditions begun by the late President Anwar Sadat of Egypt and King Hussein of Jordan and carried forward by their successors, Hosni Mubarak and King Abdullah.
Afghans uncover planned coup
April 5, 2002
Afghan authorities said Thursday they have uncovered a plot against the fledgling government, arresting hundreds for allegedly planning “terrorism, abductions and sabotage,” and seizing weapons and documents in sweeps throughout the capital. The government said the operations against men linked to former Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar thwarted the greatest threat yet to Hamid Karzai’s interim administration. But the arrests are also likely to inflame tension between Hekmatyar’s largely Pashtun followers and the northern alliance, which is dominated by ethnic Tajiks and controls key ministries.
Hallmark to expand operation
April 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence’s largest private employer is about to get bigger. Sometime this summer, the Hallmark Cards production plant will add employees to its 830-person work force and become the main manufacturer of one of the company’s most recognizable brands of greeting cards.
Senate panel OKs budget
April 5, 2002
The Senate Ways and Means Committee endorsed a proposal Wednesday night for eliminating part of a $700 million budget shortfall while protecting education spending and some social services. The proposal would dip into the state’s rainy day funds, tap extra federal funds and require higher taxes. Committee members didn’t know how big a tax increase their plan would require, but it was likely to be at least $200 million.
Police presence
April 5, 2002
Van Wilder’ lacks ‘Lampoon’ inspiration
April 5, 2002
There was a time when having the “National Lampoon” brand name on top of a movie title meant something. Of course, that was a long, long time ago, when the label was tacked onto such classics as “Animal House” and roughly half of the “Vacation” flicks. Since then, it’s been used to push such forgotten fiascoes as “Senior Trip,” “Last Resort” and “Loaded Weapon 1.”
Convict seeks clemency, says ‘46 confession false
April 5, 2002
A man who has been behind bars more than 50 years in a sensational Chicago murder case in which “Catch me before I kill more” was left scrawled on a bathroom mirror asked a clemency board to free him Thursday, claiming he was railroaded.
Bell ringer shot to death at ‘birthplace of Jesus’
April 5, 2002
The Palestinian bell ringer at the church over the traditional site of Jesus’ birth was shot and killed Thursday, the latest victim in a Palestinian-Israeli standoff at the ancient basilica.
Rheumatoid arthritis drug may save lives, study finds
April 5, 2002
Methotrexate, a key drug for rheumatoid arthritis, could help people with the crippling disease live longer, new research suggests.
Citizen of the Years
Award recognizes Billings’ longtime commitment to community
April 5, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Another ball is bouncing Bob Billings’ way with his selection as Citizen of the Years for a lifetime of commitment to the Lawrence community. Billings, who played basketball for Kansas University in the late 1950s, was selected to receive the 2002 award by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Volunteer work helps Moore feel at home
April 5, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Like many people growing up in a military family, Allison Vance Moore ricocheted across the country and back and forth over the Atlantic Ocean. Her childhood suitcase has stickers from Army posts in Germany, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Texas.
Longtime city worker continues fighting for civil rights
April 5, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Rehelio Samuel wishes the job he has held for 30 years didn’t have to exist. Samuel, director of human resources for the city of Lawrence, is in charge of enforcing civil rights laws for housing, employment and public accommodations.
Forums define Chamber members’ priorities
April 5, 2002
By Dave Ranney Without a voice, it’s hard to be heard. That’s why people with similar interests form associations. It’s also why these associations lobby school boards, city councils, county commissions, legislators and the governor.
Chamber revamps leadership program
April 5, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess The Leadership Lawrence program has been developing leaders in the Lawrence community since 1982, but it’s changed the way it does its training.
Lawrence book flies off the shelves
April 5, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess “Embattled Lawrence” has been burning up area book sellers’ shelves. Released in November, more than half the 1,000-copy press run has sold, said co-editor Barbara Watkins.
Museum deals with budget woes
April 5, 2002
By Dave Ranney It’s been a rough year for the Douglas County Historical Society and its popular Watkins Community Museum of History. Seven months ago, the museum’s seven-member management committee let it be known the museum had been spending more than it was taking in.
Heck takes chamber’s reins
April 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn New Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Chairman Kelvin Heck wants to focus on economic development during his one-year term, and he’ll certainly have lots of chances to do so.
Visions for SLT conflict
April 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Mike Rees, chief counsel for the Kansas Department of Transportation, sees the start of construction for the final leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway beginning before year’s end.
Breaking barriers
Advocates for homeless define goals
April 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis Just two years ago, it seemed the Lawrence Coalition for Homeless Concerns was dead. The group got started in the 1990s as a means for the city’s homeless residents to make their voices heard. But the coalition was never well organized, and gradually fizzled out.
Police department recruits veteran officers
April 5, 2002
By Mike Belt Kresten Spurling has nearly 10 years of law enforcement experience under his gunbelt, but for the past year he has been a rookie officer again. Sort of.
Programs at jail make use of inmates’ time
April 5, 2002
By Mike Belt In the late 1980s, Mike Caron was looking for work as a teacher and ended up in prison. Caron taught college geography and other courses to inmates at the Kansas men’s and women’s state prisons in Lansing and the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.
New center shelters more animals
April 5, 2002
By Jim Baker The Lawrence Humane Society has big paws to fill. Each year, the shelter at 1805 E. 19th St. takes in approximately 5,500 animals, or an average of 10 to 15 each day.
Prevention work pays off for children and SRS
April 5, 2002
By Dave Ranney According to the numbers, more children are leaving the state’s foster care system than entering. The trend began in June 2001, when 175 children came in and 272 went out. Over the next three months July through September 942 children left, and 680 entered.
Improvements hope to land business at city’s airport
April 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn More than $3 million in improvements to the Lawrence Municipal Airport are expected to make it easier for larger aircraft to land, but economic development leaders also hope they will help the community land good-paying aviation jobs.
Making more room
St. Lawrence to expand facility, parking
April 5, 2002
By Jim Baker St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center has had growing pains for a long time now. Parking space, always at a premium, is maxed out on weekends during Kansas University’s academic year when about 2,000 people descend on the center for its five Masses.
WRAP program helps students adjust to academic challenges
April 5, 2002
By Mindie Paget Children from nearly 50 countries fill the hallways at Hillcrest School. They come to Lawrence with their parents, many of whom go to school or work at Kansas University. English is their second language.
Arts center to open doors
New facility to allow expansion of programs
April 5, 2002
By Mindie Paget A few months ago, Ann Evans giggled as she got her first peek at a bamboo floor being laid in what’s now the main gallery at the new Lawrence Arts Center. “Isn’t this room going to be the most wonderful place?” she asked rhetorically.
Search on for industrial development space
April 5, 2002
By Mark Fagan When American Eagle Outfitters Inc. went looking for a site to build its first distribution center away from its corporate headquarters, it thought it found a home in Lawrence’s East Hills Business Park.
By the building: Mass. Street property owners
April 5, 2002
Here is a breakdown of who owns the buildings on Massachusetts Street. Except where indicated, county records show a Lawrence address for the owner.
Who owns downtown?
Survey shows most properties owned by local interests
April 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis Bob Schumm is the happy proprietor of two businesses on Massachusetts Street, but there was a time he felt some trepidation about owning downtown real estate. “It’s good now,” he said. “I can’t say it always felt good to own property downtown.”
Making a negative positive
Oread space may give KU biosciences research a shot in the arm
April 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Kansas University researchers are hoping to prove an old axiom that every cloud has a silver lining. When Oread Inc. filed for bankruptcy and eliminated its entire 200-member Lawrence work force in February 2000, it no doubt created a cloud over the area’s economy, said Robert Barnhill, president and CEO of Kansas University’s Center for Research Inc.
Amarr’s safety doors boost company’s sales
April 5, 2002
By Mark Fagan A pinch-resistant design is opening doors for a manufacturer in Lawrence’s East Hills Business Park. Amarr Garage Doors is building increasing sales on its DuraSafe line of doors, products that company officials hope will revolutionize the $2.5 billion industry.
New mortuary takes root on west side
Also, Warren-McElwain breaks ground on new facility in Eudora
April 5, 2002
By Mindie Paget It’s an uncomfortable reality. As Lawrence’s population grows, so does business for the city’s funeral homes. For nearly a century, Warren-McElwain Mortuary and Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home have been just about the only players in town. But a third funeral home set up shop this winter in West Lawrence.
KU research efforts span the globe
In fiscal year 2001, KU spent a record $224 million on innovative projects
April 5, 2002
By Scott Rothschild With the fight for state dollars getting tougher and tougher, Kansas University administrators have increased their efforts to land more federal and private research dollars. And the effort has paid off.
Lecompton becoming focus of westward growth
April 5, 2002
By Mindie Paget This was once a burgeoning town of 5,000 people. That was back in the late 1850s, when folks were sure it would become the state capital. Of course, that fell through and it didn’t take long for Lecompton to lose its allure for early settlers.
The sewer line factor
Water lines, topography indicate the direction of a city’s growth
April 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis It’s the chicken-and-egg issue for growth in Lawrence. Which comes first plans to build sewers or plans to build the developments that will use them? “If you want to see where future growth is going to go, check out where the sewer line is going,” Planning Commissioner Andy Ramirez said.
Floodplain debate continues to flow
Outlying areas on agenda next
April 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis It has been nearly a decade since the 1993 flood wreaked havoc on Lawrence and much of the rest of the state. But Douglas County officials are still wrestling with its aftermath and how to prevent a recurrence of the destruction.
The model’ evaluates the soundness of tax abatement requests
April 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis The task force that revamped the city’s tax abatement policy last year was filled with experts from a variety of fields: finance, industry and government. But if anybody stood out as a guru in the group, it was Steven Maynard-Moody.
Duplexes continue to spring up while prices for land escalate
April 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn When Lawrence builder Tim Stultz looks out over the increasing number of duplexes and townhomes being constructed in the community, he sees smart growth in action. But he and others also see the trend as a sign of a community trying to cope with an affordable housing problem.
Layoffs, closings show area isn’t immune to slowdowns
April 5, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Don’t tell Sheila that the Lawrence area is invulnerable to the economic downturn. Experts say the area is weathering the national recession pretty well, but Sheila, who asked that her real name not be used, disagreed. When a government contract expired last year, Sheila lost her job of 26 years.
KSU study gauges cost-of-living rise for college students
April 5, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The cost of living is increasing faster for students than the rest of Kansans, a Kansas State University study has found. The K-State Economics Club’s Student Price Index, which tracks the cost of items typically purchased by students, increased by 3.2 percent in Manhattan during 2001.
Farmers survive by diversifying crops, embracing new technology
April 5, 2002
By Mike Belt Traditional farming is on its way out in Douglas County. As the nation’s farm economy continues to struggle and urbanization and population increase in Douglas County, Lawrence-area farmers are diversifying their products and turning to new technologies to survive.
Bowersock Mills: a ‘green’ legacy
Company provides drinking water to city, sells power to Western Resources
April 5, 2002
By Mindie Paget Stephen Hill’s family has been in the business of “green” power for more than 100 years. It was 1879 when his great-grandfather, Justin D. Bowersock, took over Bowersock Mills and Power Co.
Upgraded water plant meets summer’s demands
April 5, 2002
By Mindie Paget We don’t need it just yet. But since March, the city has been capable of pumping 5 million extra gallons of treated water per day to Lawrence customers from its Clinton Reservoir Water Treatment Plant, just north of Clinton Parkway on Wakarusa Drive.
Citizens formulate plans for sesquicentennial
April 5, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The cake and party favors aren’t ordered yet, but plans for Lawrence’s 150th birthday party are beginning to come together. The city’s sesquicentennial � officially Sept. 8, 2004 � will be cause for a year’s worth of celebrations.
Highway project delayed, but it’s not forgotten
April 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A project to improve U.S. Highway 59 between Lawrence and Ottawa has been delayed, but not forgotten, by either state transportation officials or a citizen’s group concerned about which route the road may take.
Who pays for growth?
Developers, land owners share costs
April 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis Building in Lawrence isn’t just a matter of putting up a house, a store or an apartment building. There are connections with water, sewer and electric lines to be made, streets to carry traffic to and from the site, trees to be planted and street signs to be installed all mandated by the city.
6News Video Report: Tonganoxie is trying to bring in new businesses
April 5, 2002
Tonganoxie city officials are preparing for rapid growth in the town.
A reasonable Doubt
Platinum seller No Doubt doesn’t let success screw things up
April 5, 2002
By Jon Niccum At No Doubt’s show last Saturday in Las Vegas, the celebrated quartet decided the situation was ripe to place a few bets. “I don’t like gambling that much; I’m just over it,” said No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal. “But I did do it this time because the Hard Rock Hotel at the casino made No Doubt chips. It was kind of a cool honor, so I had to gamble. I sat at a table with my mom and dad, and we played using chips with our pictures on it.”
Hawks hold on
Miller’s miss dooms Pacers, 95-94
April 5, 2002
Reggie Miller didn’t become the NBA’s all-time leading three-point shooter by lacking confidence. His game-winner fell short Thursday night, but Miller wasn’t blaming himself.
Count on it: Jordan will be back
April 5, 2002
This comeback business is more complicated than it needs to be.
Lawrence’s Elwell wins three matches
April 5, 2002
Lawrence High junior Scott Elwell went 3-0 to lead the Lions at a tennis quadrangular on Thursday at Topeka West.
Lions lambaste Lancers in softball sweep
LHS outscores SM East 18-0 in twinbill
April 5, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Two shutout victories and no errors by the defense.
Coffeyville guard Smith to visit Kansas
April 5, 2002
By Gary Bedore Devin Smith has decided to make an official recruiting visit to Kansas. Smith, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound freshman guard from Coffeyville Community College, visited with KU coach Roy Williams on Wednesday in Coffeyville.
A beloved royal
April 5, 2002
J-W Editorials Great Britain owes a debt of gratitude to the low-profile contributions of the Queen Mum. Britain’s Queen Mother, affectionately known as the Queen Mum, died last weekend at the age of 101, and even though she led a relatively low-profile life in recent years, she once was a major rallying figure for a nation under attack.
Fort honors dead soldiers
April 5, 2002
With a 21-gun salute and the mournful notes of a bugler, tribute was paid Thursday to three Fort Riley soldiers killed during a training accident in California. About 300 people, mainly soldiers in uniform, gathered at a post chapel for the 20-minute service for Sgt. Clifton J. Decklar, 22, of Shelton, Wash.; Spec. Bobby L. Newton, 27, of New Orleans, and Pfc. Oscar Perez-Jimenez, 19, of West Covina, Calif. No immediate family of the victims attended.
ECO2 wants to place sales tax question on ballot
April 5, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Rising from the ashes of a bitter community battle, ECO2 officials say they are trying to heal wounds, build the economy and preserve open space at the same time. That would be a tall order anywhere.
Shaping the future of schools
Bricks-and-mortar survey to assist board in making investments in education
April 5, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The vision of public education in Lawrence is being reshaped right before our eyes this year. Members of the Lawrence school board have initiated what they hope will be a historic evaluation of school facilities in the district.
National, local businesses focus on same goal: success
April 5, 2002
By Mark Fagan Starbucks Corp. brewed up annual revenues of $2.65 billion before opening its nearly 3,000th U.S. store at 647 Mass. in downtown Lawrence. But the international juggernaut’s opening Dec. 10 hasn’t cooled sales at La Prima Tazza, the one-town, one-store, one-menu operation across the street.
Lawrence’s commuting population grows
April 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A survey this year confirmed for Lawrence economic development leaders what thousands of people learn every day on Kansas Highway 10 lots of area residents commute elsewhere to work.
Chamber’s annual meeting set for tonight
April 5, 2002
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce members will gather for their annual meeting tonight at the Lawrence Holidome and will install new officers and recognize several award winners.
Past, present, future build city
Lawrence finds its identity today with links to past, eye to the future
April 5, 2002
By Mark Fagan From the tree-lined shores of Lone Star Lake to the exotic urban oasis of The Sandbar, everybody has a favorite part of the community we call home. And, chances are, many of them are included here in the Journal-World’s annual springtime project known as the Progress Edition.
O’Neal’s ailing wrist not broken
April 5, 2002
Tests on Shaquille O’Neal’s sprained right wrist showed no broken bones, but the Los Angeles Lakers center will probably miss tonight’s game against the Boston Celtics.
Texas tames A’s, 7-5
Rodriguez fires up teammates after being hit by pitches
April 5, 2002
Alex Rodriguez became furious when he thought he saw Oakland starter Cory Lidle laughing after hitting him with a pitch.
KC signs Willis for four years
April 5, 2002
Free-agent Donald Willis has signed a four-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Wilder mixed cynicism, joy
April 5, 2002
By Stanley Crouch New York Daily News Billy Wilder, the cinematic genius who died last week at 95, was an example of someone who had a cynical joie de vivre, or joy of life.
Don’t make Arafat a hero
April 5, 2002
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer Who’d have dreamed that Ariel Sharon would turn Yasser Arafat into an Arab hero? I’m sure that wasn’t Sharon’s intention. After a brutal string of attacks by Palestinian suicide bombers, the Israeli leader says he wants to “isolate” Arafat, and, if he can, deport him.
Agencies starting to see hiring trend
Recovery likely to take longer for manufacturing, telecommunications and high-tech sectors
April 5, 2002
Ever so slowly, help-wanted signs are starting to replace the layoff notices. Nurses and teachers are in short supply. Home furnishing stores are hiring, as are hotels, amusement companies and other recreation-type businesses. And temporary employment agencies are being asked to fill more jobs.
Nation briefs
April 5, 2002
12 Seabees arrested in porn, assault case Day-care van crashes, adult, 4 children dead Falwell files complaint over namesake Web site Fuel leak delays Atlantis’ launch
Prohibited flights not unusual
Preventing terrorism on capital poses challenge
April 5, 2002
Pilots have flown through the prohibited airspace protecting the White House at least 94 times during the past decade, illustrating the challenges of thwarting a terrorist airstrike on the nation’s capital. Even with military jets patrolling the skies, four commercial airliners and a medical helicopter have crossed into Washington’s no-fly zone since the Sept. 11 suicide hijackings, Federal Aviation Administration officials say. The latest was on Monday.
Dobbs defends commentaries about Arthur Andersen
April 5, 2002
CNN financial journalist Lou Dobbs on Thursday denounced as “frivolous” charges that he might have a conflict of interest in making commentaries on auditors Arthur Andersen.
Pelathe Center named for Quantrill’s Raid hero
April 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis Once every century or so, Lawrencians look to Pelathe for rescue. It first happened Aug. 21, 1863, when the Shawnee Indian tried and failed to warn the city of an impending raid by a band of pro-Confederate forces led by William Quantrill.
Bicycle paths, pools and golf courses
DeVictor: Recreational facilities respond to needs of city’s residents
April 5, 2002
By Terry Rombeck With more than 3,200 acres of park land, more than 50 miles of bicycle paths, three swimming pools, a golf course and other facilities, Lawrence already offers more parks and recreation activities than most cities its size.
As Graves bows out, political posturing takes on a new meaning
April 5, 2002
By Scott Rothschild
People
April 5, 2002
Hurley gives birth to healthy son Allen film to debut at Cannes Songwriters laud Wonder, Brooks
Lions stay hot on cool night
Lawrence strikes early in 7-4 victory over SM West
April 5, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High is just chillin’. On another brisk evening, Lawrence and its cooler heads prevailed, toppling Shawnee Mission West, 7-4, at Ice Field on Thursday.
Jayhawks turn back Creighton twice
April 5, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Don’t look back, baseball icon Satchel Paige often warned, because somebody may be gaining on you. Not that Christi Musser is worried about twin sister Shelly overtaking her for the Kansas University softball team leadership in home runs.
Kansas stamp honors familiar images of sunflowers, amber waves of wheat
April 5, 2002
A new postage stamp honoring Kansas features images traditionally associated with the state, including a combine harvesting amber waves of wheat.
No-call bill gets House approval
Lawmakers send consumer-protection measure back to Senate
April 5, 2002
Lawmakers who are trying to meet consumer demand for a way to avoid telemarketing calls must now reconcile different versions of an industry-backed proposal. By a 105-18 vote, the House on Thursday passed a no-call bill and sent it back to the Senate. Several consumer protections were added in the House, so that a version acceptable to both chambers will probably have to be negotiated.
Osy A. Coffman
April 5, 2002
H. Viola Thompson
April 5, 2002
KU gives thumbs up to plan
Senate committee’s recommendation would fund higher ed at 2001 levels
April 5, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University officials on Thursday praised a Senate committee recommendation that essentially restored funding from earlier proposed cuts to higher education. University officials said the action by the Senate Ways and Means panel was an important development in funding public colleges and universities as lawmakers grapple with a record $700 million state budget shortfall.
Daily ticker
April 5, 2002
Briefcase
April 5, 2002
Companies tell government steel tariffs creating harm Andersen reaches deal to relocate employees CyDex names new leader Auditor chosen to protect shareholders in Enron case
City works to widen Sixth St.
April 5, 2002
By Dave Ranney In a few weeks, city officials expect to strike a deal with the Kansas Department of Transportation on widening west Sixth Street between Wakarusa Drive and Kansas Highway 10.
Weighing all the facts of an issue
Newest planning commissioner gets a reputation for being a dogged researcher
April 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis It wouldn’t be accurate to say John Haase has defied expectations during his short tenure on the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Speedway drives consumers to Lawrence
April 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Many Lawrence officials say they are reasonably pleased with the impact the Kansas Speedway produced for the community during its first year but expect to receive an even greater boon once race fans discover Lawrence is an easy pit stop.
Developer: Office glut’s temporary
April 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Greg DiVilbiss doesn’t see all the “for lease” signs in front of Lawrence offices as a sign of a weak economy. He sees them as a sign of a community looking to capitalize on missed opportunities.
Chamber provides look at major employers
April 5, 2002
Here’s a look at major employers in Lawrence and Douglas County, ranked by the number of employees. Information is courtesy of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, from the organization’s latest membership directory.
Area briefs
April 5, 2002
Immunization clinics set Social workers to arrive for 3-day conference event Nobel laureate to speak on global warming at KU Small Potatoes to perform concert tonight at ECM
Peltier lawsuit against FBI cites civil rights violations
American Indian activist says he was denied chance at clemency
April 5, 2002
FBI agents and Director Louis Freeh denied imprisoned American Indian activist Leonard Peltier a fair chance at clemency and parole when they publicly protested against him in 2000, a lawsuit to be filed in federal court Thursday alleged.
Olathe North flattens Free State
April 5, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Pam Pine was bumming and bloody after Thursday’s doubleheader against Olathe North.
Bonds making more history
April 5, 2002
Barry Bonds is hitting the ball so hard, there’s only one way to stop him outfielders in the bleachers.
Lions blank Pioneers, 4-0
Lawrence shuts down Leavenworth in first victory of season
April 5, 2002
By Levi Chronister Entering Thursday night’s game against Leavenworth, the Lawrence High girls’ soccer team had yet to score a goal. The Lions ended that streak quickly, though, scoring three early goals in a 4-0 victory over the Pioneers at Youth Sports Inc. Fields. The victory ended a six-game winless streak that stretched back to last season.
East devours West at McDonald’s game
Duke’s Redick scores 26 points; North Carolina’s McCants drops in 22 in lopsided 138-107 victory
April 5, 2002
J.J. Redick, a member of Duke’s heralded recruiting class, scored 26 points, and Rashad McCants, part of North Carolina’s strong freshman class, added 22 to lead the East to the most-lopsided victory ever in the McDonald’s All-American High School Basketball Boys Game, 138-107 on Thursday night.
Washington fan
April 5, 2002
Magazine wants to break cell block
Prison Legal News sues state for right to be distributed in correctional facilities
April 5, 2002
By Mike Belt Prison Legal News magazine has about as much chance being distributed inside Kansas prisons as an inmate has crawling through razor wire. That’s why, prisoner advocates said, a Lawrence attorney Thursday filed suit in federal court against the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Briefly
April 5, 2002
Teen arrested, accused of plot to kill students and teachers Texan sentenced to death in slaying of immigrant U.S. unveils new checkpoint for airline passengers
Teen gets life, no parole for killing 2 professors
April 5, 2002
The shocking details of how two bored teen-agers butchered husband-and-wife Dartmouth College professors in their home in a plot to steal their ATM cards spilled out in court Thursday as the case ended with both youths sentenced to long prison terms. Robert Tulloch, an 18-year-old former high school honor student, dropped his insanity defense, pleaded guilty to murder and received the mandatory sentence of life without parole in the stabbing deaths of Half and Susanne Zantop.
West, south popular construction areas
April 5, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Go west, Lawrence, go west. That seems to be the mantra of the city when it comes to building new homes, offices and businesses. “It’s all west,” said Barry Walthall, code enforcement manager for the city of Lawrence.
Effects of KU tuition increase likely to spread beyond campus
April 5, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Jennifer Borton plans to wait tables this summer to help pay for her college education. Borton, a Kansas University freshman in architecture, says she’ll have to pinch pennies if tuition increases the next few years. “I’d watch a little more what I did,” she said.
Local briefs
April 5, 2002
KDHE to test oily sludge dumped on West Campus Officials from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will test a substance left near a creek bed on Kansas University’s West Campus, a KDHE spokesman said. But the spokesman, Mike Heideman, said the staff members who inspected the site don’t think the oil-based sludge had any ill effect on the environment. KDHE crews on Thursday, shown in photo above, collected samples of the substance, believed to be sludge cleaned from elevator shafts last summer. It was removed from a drain at KU’s vehicle maintenance garage on Tuesday. Although most of the sludge was placed in a barrel for a contractor to dispose of it, a small amount of it was left about 30 feet from the creek bed. Heideman said officials decided to test the substance after the Journal-World contacted the KDHE office Wednesday. Results from the test aren’t expected until the middle of next week. “At this point our staff are confident there hasn’t been any environmental impact,” Heideman said. “The testing being done is part of standard procedure.” _____________ Environment: Arbor Day foundation names Lawrence a Tree City USA The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Lawrence as a “Tree City USA” for the 24th year. The city was also recognized for accumulating a total of 56.4 acres of future park and open space through purchases and donations and for the Parks and Recreation landscaping division efforts to rewrite the street tree ordinance to allow the city to oversee planting street trees in new subdivisions. In recognition of Tree City USA week, April 22 to 26, Parks and Recreation staff will receive an Arbor Day proclamation from the Lawrence City Commission at its April 23 meeting. _____________ On campus: Haskell Muzik Fest features bands, student talent show At least five bands are expected to perform this evening at the third annual Muzik Fest at Haskell Indian Nations University. Auditorium doors open at 4:30 p.m. Bands include Lawrence’s Everlasting Salsa, Montana-based rapper Superman, and from Arizona, Ethnic De Generation, Revolver and Rocking Horse. Several Haskell students will perform during talent-show segments. The festival is a project of the Dinlub at Haskell. Haskell students will be admitted free; the fee for others is $5. _____________ Entertainment: Saturday youth lock-in returns to rec center After a three-week recess, Saturday Nite’s Main Event will return Saturday to the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St. The theme for the lock-in for area youth in fourth through eighth grades will be “Say What? Karaoke.” The weekly lock-ins are intended to offer a fun, safe alternative for children from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Scheduled activities for most of the lock-ins include a live DJ playing the latest music, dance contests and basketball tournaments, with door prizes and raffle giveaways at the end of the night. Food and toy concessions also are available for a fee. A signed consent form is required for each child, who must also be signed out at evening’s end by an adult. Admission is $6 per person. For more information, call 842-5726. _____________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at the Citgos at Ninth and Iowa streets and 920 N. Second St. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Downtown development pushes forward
April 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn New retail projects in downtown Lawrence continued to materialize in 2001 despite the fact the national economy suffered a virtual meltdown. Downtown developers pushed ahead to create retail space for the downtown area, either finishing or starting construction on nearly 20,000 square feet, and confirming that another 35,000 square feet or more of retail space is planned for the next two years.
Horoscopes
April 5, 2002
6Sports Video Reports: KU men’s basketball team is looking to the next season
April 5, 2002
Coach Roy Williams believes the Jayhawks are at the top level of college basketball, and next year will only see more success.