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Sharon vows to press on after latest bus bombing
April 10, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 5:58 p.m.) From a West Bank army base overlooking the scene of the deadliest fighting in Israel’s 13-day-old offensive, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Wednesday delivered a blunt message: Israel will not pull back until Palestinian militias are crushed.
Powell: Peacekeeping mission not jeopardized by Israeli refusal to pull back
April 10, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 2:45 p.m.) Secretary of State Colin Powell insisted Wednesday that his peacekeeping mission was not threatened by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s refusal to halt military incursions in Palestinian areas.
Eight die in Palestinian suicide bus bombing
April 10, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 7:25 a.m.)A Palestinian suicide bomber killed at least eight Israelis in an attack on a crowded bus Wednesday, as Israeli forces hunting Palestinian militants moved deeper into two West Bank refugee camps.
6News video report: Stovall may pull out of running
April 10, 2002
Scott Rothschild reports on the possibility of Carla Stovall withdrawing from the race for Kansas Governor.
Jayni’ steaks her claim
April 10, 2002
“Jayni’s Kitchen” ventures out this week for “At Home on the Range Top: Cooking Steak.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare several steak variations, including the recipe below.
Seize strawberries while they’re ripe
April 10, 2002
Don’t waste a second of strawberry time. Keep these points in mind as you choose, store and eat your rosy fruit.
Controlled wetlands burn mimics Mother Nature
April 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney and Joel Mathis The smoke was visible from downtown Lawrence, leading some to think calamity had struck the city’s southern edge. But it was merely men mimicking nature. A crew led by Baker University biology professor Roger Boyd on Tuesday conducted a controlled burn at the Baker Wetlands.
Carcasses found in creek
Palmyra Township crew removes dead calf, sheep from water
April 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney A Palmyra Township road crew spent much of Tuesday afternoon pulling the remains of three dead sheep out of Waymire Creek. On Monday, workers removed a dead calf from the creekbed. “Our stomachs can only take so much of this in a day,” said Debbie Bowman, one of the crew’s three workers.
ECO2 advances sales tax proposal
April 10, 2002
By Mark Fagan Think fast. After two years of preparations, members of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s ECO2 committee agreed Tuesday to ask voters to approve a 1/4-cent sales tax in November to help finance acquisition of land for industrial development and preservation of open space.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
April 10, 2002
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at the Conoco at Sixth Street and Crestline Drive and the Citgo stations at Ninth and Iowa streets and at 920 N. Second St.
Aquila’s ‘The Tempest’ a captivating performance
April 10, 2002
By Susie Warden Special to the Journal-World “We are the stuff that dream are made of.” Though not the meaning of the quote, these words spoken by Prospero convey a sense of the performance of “The Tempest” given by the Aquila Theater Company on Saturday at the Lied Center.
Area briefs
April 10, 2002
Former guard pleads guilty in marijuana case Two arrested in motel theft Former mayor honored with service award Driver injured in I-70 accident Fashion show canceled Credit card payments accepted for permit fees
Lions’ Hemphill, Firebirds’ Jackson shine
April 10, 2002
By Doug Pacey Lawrence High’s Andrea Hemphill and Free State High’s Ashley Jackson both won two individual events to lead the city entries at the Free State quadrangular Tuesday at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Fired Andersen auditor pleads guilty
April 10, 2002
The Arthur Andersen auditor who oversaw Enron’s books pleaded guilty Tuesday to ordering the shredding of Enron documents and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Former partner David B. Duncan pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, admitting he tried to thwart an Enron investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
American League Roundup: Finley returns, pitches Indians to win
After skipping start due to alleged run-in with spouse, pitcher throws six shutout innings
April 10, 2002
Back on the mound and surrounded by his teammates, Chuck Finley felt right at home. Finley, who had to skip his first start last week after a domestic dispute with his wife, pitched six shutout innings Tuesday night as the Cleveland Indians won their sixth straight game, 5-4 over the Minnesota Twins.
La Russa’s dad dies
April 10, 2002
The father of St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa died Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. Anthony La Russa, 90, had been in ill health and died of pneumonia. Tony La Russa had visited his father a number of times during spring training in Florida.
Rush decision due today
April 10, 2002
Missouri junior Kareem Rush is expected to announce today whether he’ll leave early and enter the NBA draft. A written statement from the school Tuesday said Rush would make his announcement at a news conference, which coach Quin Snyder also will attend.
Council approves package
April 10, 2002
High school players picked in professional basketball drafts would keep their college eligibility as long as they do not sign with teams or hire agents, the NCAA Management Council recommended on Tuesday.
Oregon State taps John
April 10, 2002
Jay John, an assistant under Lute Olson at Arizona, was hired as Oregon State’s men’s basketball coach Tuesday and joins a team that has not had a winning season since 1990. John, who signed a five-year contract with Oregon State worth $225,000 a year, replaces Ritchie McKay, who was 22-37 in two seasons with the Beavers.
Dolphins: Heupel hid injury
April 10, 2002
Josh Heupel didn’t have much of a chance with the Miami Dolphins last year because of a wrist injury. Now the quarterback and the club want to be compensated for the missed opportunity.
Smith Mizzou’s top QB
April 10, 2002
Freshman quarterback Brad Smith, who has never taken a snap in a game for Missouri, replaced two-year starter Kirk Farmer atop the team’s depth chart.
Documentary explores offbeat parade
April 10, 2002
These big macho men want respect on the streets of South Philadelphia. So once a year they dance through the city in glitter, sequined dresses and blond wigs. A new documentary called “STRUT!”, directed by local film producer Max L. Raab, attempts to capture the history behind Philadelphia’s one-of-a-kind New Year’s Day Mummers Parade.
Lockwood services
April 10, 2002
People
April 10, 2002
Eminem settles suit Life imitating television Carl Perkins remembered Graham checkup continues
Salvation Army homeless shelter approved to remain open year-round
April 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis The Lawrence City Commission voted Tuesday to give the Salvation Army $20,000 to keep its homeless shelter open this summer the first time in the 15-year history of the shelter it will remain open year-round.
Superintendent: Reserve funds offset cash shortages
April 10, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A cash shortage in the state treasury won’t delay paychecks to Lawrence school district’s 1,800 employees, Supt. Randy Weseman said Tuesday. He said the district would dip into a reserve fund to counter a state tax revenue shortfall that could delay until May a $68 million payment to Kansas public school districts that was due April 1.
House tax foe changes course
Committee chairman introduces legislation to raise $266 million in taxes
April 10, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The House’s chief opponent to increased taxes announced Tuesday that he would try to shepherd increases in the state sales and cigarette taxes through his committee. Rep. John Edmonds, a conservative Great Bend Republican and chairman of the House Tax Committee, has vehemently opposed plans to raise taxes to help mend a record $700 million shortfall in an estimated $4.4 billion budget.
Bomber attacks bus; at least 8 killed today
April 10, 2002
A bomb blew up a commuter bus during morning rush hour today near the northern port city of Haifa, killing at least eight people and injuring 20 others, according to initial police reports.
Gov. Jesse Ventura noncommittal on run for re-election
April 10, 2002
Incumbent politicians trying to decide whether to run for re-election often talk about their legacy, their long-term goals or their appetite for the struggles ahead. But Gov. Jesse Ventura, a former pro wrestler, movie actor and talk-radio host, has made it clear that the lure of private-sector dollars will be a factor in his decision about whether to seek a second term in November.
LHS tennis splits home triangular
April 10, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High boys tennis coach Dick Wedel’s search for compatible doubles partners continues. “I’m still looking,” Wedel said following the Lions’ home triangular on Tuesday at Lawrence Tennis Center. “I thought we competed pretty well.”
Federal funding of Medicare takes hit in state
April 10, 2002
Legislators swallowed another dose of bad-tasting budget medicine Tuesday when they learned that Kansas will receive $83 million less than expected in federal Medicare reimbursements.
Spending spree comes to dead end
House OKs amendments but rejects full bill
April 10, 2002
Led by Democrats eager to establish education and social services as priorities, the House went on a spending spree Tuesday, more than doubling the price of a capital improvements bill.
Israel comes to standstill to remember Holocaust
April 10, 2002
When the siren sounded at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Israel stopped, and for two minutes it remembered. Pedestrians froze in place and stood at attention. Motorists stopped their cars, opened their doors and stood in the street at attention. Office workers put down telephones and stood beside their desks at attention.
Offenders out early
Fewer guards, funds for KC jail cause premature release
April 10, 2002
The city jail is shutting down one wing and releasing 48 offenders early because a budget crunch resulted in a shortage of guards. Five male offenders convicted of such crimes as stealing, assault and drunken driving will be picked each day for early release.
FSHS tennis takes two of three
April 10, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Either Winfield or Free State High’s doubles team was going to face its first setback Tuesday during the last match at the Firebirds’ home quadrangular. Fortunately for Free State’s Ben Cropp and Matt Schwabauer, the Vikings’ bus ride home became a bit longer.
Dead teen discovered in car trunk
April 10, 2002
A 19-year-old Roeland Park man is expected to be charged Wednesday in the death of a high school student whose body was found in the trunk of his car, police said. The victim was Amanda Sharp, 17, of Shawnee, who was a student at Shawnee Mission North High School, said Johnson County Sheriff’s Captain Vince Werkowitch.
Hernandez might miss month
April 10, 2002
Kansas City Royals closer Roberto Hernandez will miss another three to four weeks because doctors are concerned that the inflamed tendon in his right elbow might be torn. Hernandez will not throw at all for 10 days to two weeks, manager Tony Muser said before Tuesday night’s game against Boston. By the time he’s ready to return, it could be a month.
Plagiarism fallout
April 10, 2002
Journal-World Editorial A plagiarism incident in the nearby Piper school district will have far-reaching effects. What does it say about values, standards and honesty when members of a school board and the school superintendent direct a teacher in their district to change the grades of students she believes to have cheated?
Barbara Bush shares post-Sept. 11 advice
April 10, 2002
One of the most important activities people can undertake to recover from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is to participate in their communities, former first lady Barbara Bush said Monday.
O-North tops LHS in soccer
April 10, 2002
Olathe North scored four unanswered goals in defeating Lawrence High, 4-2, in girls soccer on Tuesday at Olathe District Activities Center. The Lions (2-2-1) scored first when senior Carrie Skahan stole the ball and slipped past three players about 15 minutes into the game.
NBA Roundup: Ewing starts, Knicks lose, 108-97
April 10, 2002
It sure seemed like Patrick Ewing’s farewell, even if he wasn’t ready to admit it. Ewing made a rare start, made the game’s first basket and went out a winner in what might have been his final game at Madison Square Garden as the Orlando Magic defeated the New York Knicks 108-97 Tuesday night.
Daily ticker
April 10, 2002
Dow Industrials Â40.41, 10,208.67
Daily ticker
April 10, 2002
Briefcase
April 10, 2002
 Wall Street Journal unveils first redesign in 60 years  World Market: Oil prices move downward  Agriculture: Russia, U.S. agree on poultry  Wall Street: Tech stocks drop on fears of warning from Cisco
Briefcase
April 10, 2002
Wall Street Journal unveils first redesign in 60 years World Market: Oil prices move downward Agriculture: Russia, U.S. agree on poultry Wall Street: Tech stocks drop on fears of warning from Cisco
City Commission Briefs
April 10, 2002
 Bus advertising takes back seat  Commissioners proclaim citywide ‘Pride Week’  Sixth to be widened
FSHS softball halted
April 10, 2002
Free State High’s softball doubleheader with Shawnee Mission Northwest, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed until today because of wet grounds at the FSHS facility. Game time is 3:30 p.m.
Genome issues
April 10, 2002
Henry L. Streator
April 10, 2002
Oskaloosa  Services for Henry L. Streator, 93, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial with American Legion honors will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mr. Streator died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Kastrup services
April 10, 2002
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
April 10, 2002
IN 1977 Ever hear of a Midwestern school called the University of Kansas at Emporia, or Kansas State University at Hays? There was a movement afoot in Topeka to use names such as those designating the various schools, such as the University of Kansas at Lawrence (UKL), as was being done in some states. However, the effort was soon drowned as public sentiment arose in a flood against it. All the schools said they chose not to surrender autonomy for “some bureaucratic bungling.”
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
April 10, 2002
On the record
April 10, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the record
April 10, 2002
Plagiarism fallout
April 10, 2002
Journal-World Editorial A plagiarism incident in the nearby Piper school district will have far-reaching effects. What does it say about values, standards and honesty when members of a school board and the school superintendent direct a teacher in their district to change the grades of students she believes to have cheated?
Profit motive?
April 10, 2002
Profit motive?
April 10, 2002
To the editor: This morning at a garage sale in Lawrence I observed something that I think the rest of the Lawrence community should know about. At 8 a.m., when this particular garage sale opened, a representative from one of our local children’s consignment stores arrived and bought numerous items, including a baby changing table and crib set.
Right of dissent
April 10, 2002
Zuzzio services
April 10, 2002
Kansas softball sweeps
April 10, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Maybe it was the Wizard of Oz. Maybe it was the one hour of sleep. Whatever it was, Kansas University shortstop Courtney Wright broke out of a season-long slump with two hits one a game-winning home run as the Jayhawks swept a softball twinbill from Southwest Missouri State on Tuesday at Jayhawk Field.
KU Med dean finalist for new job
April 10, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The executive dean of Kansas University’s School of Medicine is a finalist for a similar position at the University of Minnesota. Deborah Powell, who has been at KU since 1997, interviewed Monday and Tuesday at the Minneapolis campus.
KU baseball adds game
April 10, 2002
Kansas University’s baseball team has added Nebraska-Omaha to its schedule. The first pitch is slated for 5 p.m. today at Hoglund Ballpark.
KU rips WSU
April 10, 2002
By Levi Chronister Kansas University’s baseball team almost had a brother-vs.-brother pitching matchup Tuesday night against Wichita State at Hoglund Ballpark. KU coach Bobby Randall considered starting junior Ryan Jakubov on the mound because the Shockers were starting Ryan’s younger brother, Mathew.
KU polls prepped for smooth election process
April 10, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University students go to the polls today and Thursday to elect new student leaders, and election organizers said they are hoping to avoid problems seen this spring at other universities.
Ex-Jayhawk Thomas propels Greenville
April 10, 2002
Former Kansas University guard Billy Thomas scored 20 points to lead Greenville to an 81-63 victory over North Charleston in the opener of the NBDL Finals on Monday night at the Bi-Lo Center.
KU netter honored
April 10, 2002
Kansas University’s Aurelie Bejar, a freshman from France, has been named Big 12 Conference tennis player of the week after posting a 6-0 record in singles and doubles in matches against Kansas State, Missouri and Iowa State. KU’s Courtney Steinbock won the award last week.
Robinson may be top candidate to join KU staff
April 10, 2002
By Gary Bedore It looks as if Steve Robinson may be coming home. Robinson, an assistant under Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams from 1989-95 and head coach at Florida State the last five years, is believed to be the leading candidate to replace Neil Dougherty, who accepted the head coaching post at Texas Christian on March 25.
Rachel A. Corbett
April 10, 2002
Services for Rachel A. Corbett, 93, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Births
April 10, 2002
Chris and Jackie Randolph, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. Danita Olney-Anderson and Darwin Anderson, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
April 10, 2002
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at the Conoco at Sixth Street and Crestline Drive and the Citgo stations at Ninth and Iowa streets and at 920 N. Second St.
Documentary explores offbeat parade
April 10, 2002
These big macho men want respect on the streets of South Philadelphia. So once a year they dance through the city in glitter, sequined dresses and blond wigs. A new documentary called “STRUT!”, directed by local film producer Max L. Raab, attempts to capture the history behind Philadelphia’s one-of-a-kind New Year’s Day Mummers Parade.
Audit finds credit abuse at Interior Department
April 10, 2002
Interior Department employees used government-issued credit cards to pay their rent, withdraw money at casinos and buy jewelry and furniture, an audit found.
TV fans fight for favorites
April 10, 2002
We’re just a few weeks away from the time when networks announce their new programs and fall schedules. This also marks the sad time when a few fading favorites get the ax. Will “Dharma & Greg,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Ally McBeal” or “Spin City” reappear next fall?
LHS baseball postponed
April 10, 2002
Lawrence High’s baseball game against Shawnee Mission South on Tuesday was postponed until today because of wet grounds at Ice Field. Today’s game is set for 6 p.m.
Sound off
April 10, 2002
Why don’t Lawrence Police officers wear their seatbelts when they drive? Aren’t these the same people who give out citations for not wearing seatbelts? Aren’t they required to abide by the law as well? Lawrence Police do wear their seatbelts when on routine patrol, department spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. There are times, though, when it is tactically advantageous for the officer to take the seatbelt off, such as when trying to stop a vehicle or when the need to exit the vehicle in a rapid manner is warranted, Pattrick said.
DeHoff services
April 10, 2002
Tonganoxie  Services for Lloyd L. DeHoff, 79, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Congregational Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. DeHoff died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
Haskins, UM to arbitration
April 10, 2002
Former Minnesota basketball coach Clem Haskins and the university agreed to have an arbitrator help settle their dispute over a $1.5 million buyout. Hennepin County District Judge Richard Solum, the mediator during previous negotiations, will oversee the case.
Ex-Jayhawk Thomas propels Greenville
April 10, 2002
Former Kansas University guard Billy Thomas scored 20 points to lead Greenville to an 81-63 victory over North Charleston in the opener of the NBDL Finals on Monday night at the Bi-Lo Center.
Horoscopes
April 10, 2002
KU netter honored
April 10, 2002
Kansas University’s Aurelie Bejar, a freshman from France, has been named Big 12 Conference tennis player of the week after posting a 6-0 record in singles and doubles in matches against Kansas State, Missouri and Iowa State. KU’s Courtney Steinbock won the award last week.
World briefs
April 10, 2002
Geneva: Rights group reports doubling of executions Colombia: Bomb spree kills two Mexico City: Senate denies president permission to travel Netherlands: U.S. historian testifies on Milosevic regime
Compromises muddle Mideast policy
April 10, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group President Bush, who loves to deal in moral absolutes, has encountered in the Middle East a challenge that defies both dogma and deadlines. He is learning a painful lesson about the limits of a rhetorical approach to intractable problems.
Market for apartments ‘healthy,’ survey finds
April 10, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The Lawrence apartment market is growing but is not overbuilt, according to a study of the industry released this week. The 2001 Survey of the Lawrence Apartment Market, compiled by Lawrence appraiser Tim Keller of Keller & Associates, said the occupancy rate for apartments during much of 2001 averaged at 94 percent and was as high as 97 percent at times.
Briefly
April 10, 2002
New York City: WTC site plan proposed California: Priest accused of molestation was co-owner of gay hotel Montreal: Global air safety assessed Pakistan: Musharraf begins campaign to extend his presidency
Energy proposal eyed as potential cost-cutter
April 10, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district could save $3.1 million in the next seven years with a new approach to energy management in school buildings. Edward Froehner, vice president of Energy Education of Wichita Falls, Tex., said Tuesday that his company guaranteed the district would recover its full investment in the energy program
State’s farmers hoping, praying for more rain
April 10, 2002
Rain that fell Sunday and Monday across much of Kansas brought some relief from dry conditions but farmers and ranchers across the state continue to hope and pray for more storms.
Nation Briefs
April 10, 2002
San Francisco: Pregnancy weight gain may raise cancer risk Arkansas: Boys, dog rescued after mine cave-in California: State expands lawsuit to recoup energy costs
Four charged with helping cleric direct terror campaign
April 10, 2002
A New York defense attorney and three other people were charged Tuesday with helping a blind Egyptian sheik direct terrorism from his U.S. prison cell by carrying messages to and from his followers around the world.
Britain bids queen mother farewell
April 10, 2002
In the majesty of Westminster Abbey and in quiet corners all around the country, Britain said goodbye Tuesday to the Queen Mother Elizabeth, whose dignity and courage endeared her to millions.
s top QB
April 10, 2002
Freshman quarterback Brad Smith, who has never taken a snap in a game for Missouri, replaced two-year starter Kirk Farmer atop the team’s depth chart.
Robinson may be top candidate to join KU staff
April 10, 2002
By Gary Bedore It looks as if Steve Robinson may be coming home. Robinson, an assistant under Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams from 1989-95 and head coach at Florida State the last five years, is believed to be the leading candidate to replace Neil Dougherty, who accepted the head coaching post at Texas Christian on March 25.
First-class stamp to cost 37 cents
April 10, 2002
Mailing a letter, bill payment or birthday gift will cost more starting June 30. Higher postal rates, including a 3-cent boost to 37 cents for first-class mail, were approved in February.
Vikings claim WR Bates
April 10, 2002
The Minnesota Vikings claimed wide receiver D’Wayne Bates off waivers from the Chicago Bears on Tuesday. Bates, who has a three-year, $2.85 million contract, was signed as the No. 3 wide receive.
Local briefs
April 10, 2002
Relay for Life gets head start Preparation for the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life kicked off Tuesday night in Lawrence. Organizers and relay teams already set to participate in the society’s major fund-raising event gathered at Abe & Jake’s Landing to celebrate the beginning of the event’s eighth annual season in Lawrence. The relay will be June 7-8 at Haskell Indian Nations University. So far, 50 or 60 teams of eight- to-15 people have registered for the 24-hour-long relay, said Tina Yates, society volunteer. Last year’s local relay raised a little more than $100,000, Yates said. For more information, call relay coordinator Maggie York at 832-0957. ____________________________ Accident: Driver of tractor-trailer killed when train hits rig Ottawa Franklin County Sheriff’s officers are investigating why the driver of a tractor-trailer pulled his rig in front of a train early Tuesday, resulting in his death. The victim was identified as Gregorio A. Rodriguez, 44, Topeka. He was thrown from the truck and killed instantly, officers said. The truck’s cab was destroyed by fire. Sheriff’s officers were called shortly after 7 a.m. to the railroad intersection on Ohio Terrace just south of Shawnee Road, southwest of Le Loup. Rodriguez was southbound on Ohio Terrace and was struck by a westbound Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway train, officers said. Witnesses said Rodriguez stopped at the train crossing and may have seen an eastbound train approaching. The train was far enough away to allow Rodriguez to cross the tracks, but he was then struck by a westbound train on a second set of tracks, Sheriff Craig Davis said. ____________________________ Elections: Secretary of state to speak to Lawrence chamber Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will be the speaker at the April meeting of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. Thornburgh will discuss the Florida elections results, the Kansas election process and other issues. The meeting will be at noon Wednesday at the chamber office. The event is free and open to chamber members or guests of chamber members. Participants should bring bring a sack lunch. To confirm attendance and help plan for seating, call the chamber office, 865-4411. ____________________________ Kansas University: Two students receive national Udall scholarships Two Kansas University students will receive Morris K. Udall Scholarships for the 2002-2003 school year. The $5,000 scholarships were established by Congress in 1992 to attract students into careers in environmental public policy, health care or tribal public policy. Since 1998, eight KU students have earned the awards. There were 80 scholarships awarded nationally this year. KU’s winners were: Nicole Hipp, St. Louis, Mo., a senior majoring in architecture. Her career goal is to establish an architectural design firm that focuses on sustainable design for residential and community use. Shane McCall, Kansas City, Mo., a senior majoring in environmental science and sociology. His career goal is to teach environmental sociology at a research university. ____________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at the Conoco at Sixth Street and Crestline Drive and the Citgo stations at Ninth and Iowa streets and at 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 board.
On the street
April 10, 2002
Asked at Watson Library If you had the chance to leave KU and play in the NBA, would you take the money and run?
Dolphins: Heupel hid injury
April 10, 2002
Josh Heupel didn’t have much of a chance with the Miami Dolphins last year because of a wrist injury. Now the quarterback and the club want to be compensated for the missed opportunity.
Be sure cole crops have adequate cover from spring winds
April 10, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger With the threat of a hard freeze now comfortably behind us, gardeners who want to plant early vegetables can begin setting out transplants for cole crops. Many area greenhouses stock ample varieties of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts to save us the hassle of having to start seedlings indoors.
Ending the Mideast feud
April 10, 2002
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law. Several years ago, in the course of doing some research on the history of criminal law, I became fascinated by the concept of feud. Feud is a social phenomenon which has been with us probably since men and women first walked upright. It is tied to vengeance and to concepts of family, kin, tribe and nation.
National League Roundup: Lieber lifts Cubs past Mets
After week’s rest, starter gives two hits in eight innings
April 10, 2002
Jon Lieber, pitching on seven days’ rest, looked a lot like the guy who won 20 games last season for the Chicago Cubs. Lieber allowed two hits over eight innings and the Cubs scored more than one run for the first time in four games in a 2-0 victory Tuesday over the New York Mets.
Pulitzers honor arts accomplishments
April 10, 2002
Historian David McCullough’s second biography of a U.S. president was just as much a hit with the Pulitzer Prize Board as his first, while “Topdog/Underdog” helped Suzan-Lori Parks become the first black woman to win the Pulitzer’s drama award.
Local briefs
April 10, 2002
 Relay for Life gets head start Preparation for the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life kicked off Tuesday night in Lawrence. Organizers and relay teams already set to participate in the society’s major fund-raising event gathered at Abe & Jake’s Landing to celebrate the beginning of the event’s eighth annual season in Lawrence. The relay will be June 7-8 at Haskell Indian Nations University. So far, 50 or 60 teams of eight- to-15 people have registered for the 24-hour-long relay, said Tina Yates, society volunteer. Last year’s local relay raised a little more than $100,000, Yates said. For more information, call relay coordinator Maggie York at 832-0957. ____________________________  Accident: Driver of tractor-trailer killed when train hits rig Ottawa  Franklin County Sheriff’s officers are investigating why the driver of a tractor-trailer pulled his rig in front of a train early Tuesday, resulting in his death. The victim was identified as Gregorio A. Rodriguez, 44, Topeka. He was thrown from the truck and killed instantly, officers said. The truck’s cab was destroyed by fire. Sheriff’s officers were called shortly after 7 a.m. to the railroad intersection on Ohio Terrace just south of Shawnee Road, southwest of Le Loup. Rodriguez was southbound on Ohio Terrace and was struck by a westbound Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway train, officers said. Witnesses said Rodriguez stopped at the train crossing and may have seen an eastbound train approaching. The train was far enough away to allow Rodriguez to cross the tracks, but he was then struck by a westbound train on a second set of tracks, Sheriff Craig Davis said. ____________________________  Elections: Secretary of state to speak to Lawrence chamber Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will be the speaker at the April meeting of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. Thornburgh will discuss the Florida elections results, the Kansas election process and other issues. The meeting will be at noon Wednesday at the chamber office. The event is free and open to chamber members or guests of chamber members. Participants should bring bring a sack lunch. To confirm attendance and help plan for seating, call the chamber office, 865-4411. ____________________________  Kansas University: Two students receive national Udall scholarships Two Kansas University students will receive Morris K. Udall Scholarships for the 2002-2003 school year. The $5,000 scholarships were established by Congress in 1992 to attract students into careers in environmental public policy, health care or tribal public policy. Since 1998, eight KU students have earned the awards. There were 80 scholarships awarded nationally this year. KU’s winners were:  Nicole Hipp, St. Louis, Mo., a senior majoring in architecture. Her career goal is to establish an architectural design firm that focuses on sustainable design for residential and community use.  Shane McCall, Kansas City, Mo., a senior majoring in environmental science and sociology. His career goal is to teach environmental sociology at a research university. ____________________________  Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at the Conoco at Sixth Street and Crestline Drive and the Citgo stations at Ninth and Iowa streets and at 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 board.
KU polls prepped for smooth election process
April 10, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University students go to the polls today and Thursday to elect new student leaders, and election organizers said they are hoping to avoid problems seen this spring at other universities.
6Sports video report: KU softball team takes home double header wins
April 10, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the KU softball double header against Southwest Missouri State.
Horoscopes
April 10, 2002
For Wednesday, April 10, 2002. Those with birthdays today: This year you’ll alternate between putting your best foot forward and retreating. This back-and-forth motion could be difficult for you as well as others, especially since you could suddenly spin off into yet a different mode. If you are single, the second part of your birthday year will have many more opportunities to meet “the one.” If you are attached, your sweetie could react to your changeability.
Marshall finishes tied for second
April 10, 2002
Kansas University junior Chris Marshall tied for second, matching his career-best finish, and KU’s men’s golf team placed fourth Tuesday in the 56th-annual Western Intercollegiate.
to college-aged, task force says
April 10, 2002
College students who consider excessive drinking a “rite of passage” were served a sobering notice Tuesday by a new study reporting that alcohol-related accidents kill 1,400 of their peers each year.
Stovall rethinking her run
April 10, 2002
By Scott Rothschild and Dave Ranney Carla Stovall, the sole announced moderate Republican candidate for Kansas governor, apparently is considering pulling out of the race. News of her possible exit prompted a top-level meeting Tuesday of other moderate Republicans led by Gov. Bill Graves at Cedar Crest, the governor’s mansion.
Diet can benefit blood pressure
April 10, 2002
By Susan Krumm What is blood pressure? Our bodies need a consistent flow of blood to survive. Blood pressure is the pressure that it takes to move this blood throughout the body.
Vikings claim WR Bates
April 10, 2002
The Minnesota Vikings claimed wide receiver D’Wayne Bates off waivers from the Chicago Bears on Tuesday. Bates, who has a three-year, $2.85 million contract, was signed as the No. 3 wide receive.
Kastrup services
April 10, 2002
Memorial services for Richard A. Kastrup, 56, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Inurment will follow private military graveside services at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Kastrup died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Oregon State taps John
April 10, 2002
Jay John, an assistant under Lute Olson at Arizona, was hired as Oregon State’s men’s basketball coach Tuesday and joins a team that has not had a winning season since 1990. John, who signed a five-year contract with Oregon State worth $225,000 a year, replaces Ritchie McKay, who was 22-37 in two seasons with the Beavers.
KU baseball adds game
April 10, 2002
Kansas University’s baseball team has added Nebraska-Omaha to its schedule. The first pitch is slated for 5 p.m. today at Hoglund Ballpark.
Sharon vows to press on after latest bus bombing
April 10, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 5:58 p.m.) From a West Bank army base overlooking the scene of the deadliest fighting in Israel’s 13-day-old offensive, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Wednesday delivered a blunt message: Israel will not pull back until Palestinian militias are crushed.
Powell: Peacekeeping mission not jeopardized by Israeli refusal to pull back
April 10, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 2:45 p.m.) Secretary of State Colin Powell insisted Wednesday that his peacekeeping mission was not threatened by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s refusal to halt military incursions in Palestinian areas.
Barbara Bush shares post-Sept. 11 advice
April 10, 2002
One of the most important activities people can undertake to recover from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is to participate in their communities, former first lady Barbara Bush said Monday.
Protected species among those killed
April 10, 2002
More than 15 birds, including some federally protected species, were killed at a public park after they ate strychnine-laced milo, authorities said. Personnel from the Pittsburg State University Nature Research Center collected a dozen dead birds Sunday and four more on Monday from Lakeside Park.
Genome issues
April 10, 2002
To the editor: In “Era of biotechnology: Investors pursue new park,” you quote the impresario of a Lawrence biotechnology center as stating: “The human genome project will change the way medicine will be practiced it will change the way we treat diseases”
Fewer guards, funds for KC jail cause premature release
April 10, 2002
The city jail is shutting down one wing and releasing 48 offenders early because a budget crunch resulted in a shortage of guards. Five male offenders convicted of such crimes as stealing, assault and drunken driving will be picked each day for early release.
Committee chairman introduces legislation to raise $266 million in taxes
April 10, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The House’s chief opponent to increased taxes announced Tuesday that he would try to shepherd increases in the state sales and cigarette taxes through his committee. Rep. John Edmonds, a conservative Great Bend Republican and chairman of the House Tax Committee, has vehemently opposed plans to raise taxes to help mend a record $700 million shortfall in an estimated $4.4 billion budget.
Nation Briefs
April 10, 2002
 Washington, D.C. : Seven drug companies issue discount card  Los Angeles: Police panel denies second term to chief
Afghan leader vows to rebuild Buddha statues
April 10, 2002
A year after the Taliban blew up two towering ancient Buddha statues, Afghan leader Hamid Karzai promised Tuesday to rebuild them, calling their destruction “a national tragedy.”
Commodities
April 10, 2002
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.61; corn, $1.76; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.32. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.32. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.76; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.32. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.78; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.32. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.35. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.78; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.32. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.37.
People
April 10, 2002
 Eminem settles suit  Life imitating television  Carl Perkins remembered  Graham checkup continues
Audit finds credit abuse at Interior Department
April 10, 2002
Interior Department employees used government-issued credit cards to pay their rent, withdraw money at casinos and buy jewelry and furniture, an audit found.
Afghan leader vows to rebuild Buddha statues
April 10, 2002
A year after the Taliban blew up two towering ancient Buddha statues, Afghan leader Hamid Karzai promised Tuesday to rebuild them, calling their destruction “a national tragedy.”
ECO2 Initiative (text document)
April 10, 2002
Editor’s Note: The following is the text from the ECO2 Initiative.
Tool time
Salute spring with a battery of innovative kitchen gadgets
April 10, 2002
In the spring, the home cook’s fancy turns to the kitchen. It’s time to get busy cleaning out those drawers and cabinets, tossing out old, rarely used tools to make room for shiny, new replacements.
Four charged with helping cleric direct terror campaign
April 10, 2002
A New York defense attorney and three other people were charged Tuesday with helping a blind Egyptian sheik direct terrorism from his U.S. prison cell by carrying messages to and from his followers around the world.
Be sure cole crops have adequate cover from spring winds
April 10, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger With the threat of a hard freeze now comfortably behind us, gardeners who want to plant early vegetables can begin setting out transplants for cole crops. Many area greenhouses stock ample varieties of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts to save us the hassle of having to start seedlings indoors.
Diet can benefit blood pressure
April 10, 2002
By Susan Krumm What is blood pressure? Our bodies need a consistent flow of blood to survive. Blood pressure is the pressure that it takes to move this blood throughout the body.
Stovall rethinking her run
April 10, 2002
By Scott Rothschild and Dave Ranney Carla Stovall, the sole announced moderate Republican candidate for Kansas governor, apparently is considering pulling out of the race. News of her possible exit prompted a top-level meeting Tuesday of other moderate Republicans led by Gov. Bill Graves at Cedar Crest, the governor’s mansion.
Drinking study results sobering
Alcohol a ‘deeply entrenched threat’ to college-aged, task force says
April 10, 2002
College students who consider excessive drinking a “rite of passage” were served a sobering notice Tuesday by a new study reporting that alcohol-related accidents kill 1,400 of their peers each year.
Defiant Sharon vows Israel will end mission
Palestinian ambush leaves 13 Israeli troops dead
April 10, 2002
Palestinians ambushed Israeli troops in the cramped quarters of a West Bank refugee camp Tuesday, setting off a suicide bomb trap in a narrow alley and firing on soldiers in a courtyard, the military said. Thirteen Israelis were killed, the biggest blow to the army in its West Bank offensive.
Second murder charge filed
April 10, 2002
By Mike Belt A second murder charge was filed Tuesday in what prosecutors and a defense attorney are calling a botched, bloody attempt to steal marijuana and money. Also, lawyers for the state and a woman seeking lesser charges in exchange for helping police gave the most detailed account yet of the Oct. 14, 1999, night that a shotgun blast hit Clarence Rinke in his rural Lawrence home.
Britain bids queen mother farewell
April 10, 2002
In the majesty of Westminster Abbey and in quiet corners all around the country, Britain said goodbye Tuesday to the Queen Mother Elizabeth, whose dignity and courage endeared her to millions.
Ramirez boosts Boston past Royals, 8-4
April 10, 2002
The Kansas City Royals made the mistake of giving Manny Ramirez something to hit. “We had a plan to pitch to him, but stay out of the center of the plate,” Royals manager Tony Muser said after Ramirez homered with runners on second and third to help Boston beat Kansas City, 8-4, Tuesday night.
Higher postal rates set for June
First-class stamp to cost 37 cents
April 10, 2002
Mailing a letter, bill payment or birthday gift will cost more starting June 30. Higher postal rates, including a 3-cent boost to 37 cents for first-class mail, were approved in February.
Haskins, UM to arbitration
April 10, 2002
Former Minnesota basketball coach Clem Haskins and the university agreed to have an arbitrator help settle their dispute over a $1.5 million buyout. Hennepin County District Judge Richard Solum, the mediator during previous negotiations, will oversee the case.
CNBC hires fired analyst from PBS
April 10, 2002
Financial journalist Louis Rukeyser, ousted by PBS after 32 years, will return to the air on CNBC next week in a manner seemingly designed to make things difficult for his old show. The new program, “Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street,” debuts April 19. It will compete with the revamped “Wall $treet Week” that fired him last month.
Rachel A. Corbett
April 10, 2002
Classroom priority
April 10, 2002
Henry L. Streator
April 10, 2002
Beverly Mae King
April 10, 2002
Panel removes drug-screening mandate
April 10, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Public universities, at the request of Kansas University, were removed Tuesday from a bill that expands the use of pre-employment drug testing. The Senate Judiciary Committee recommended the bill’s approval without an earlier provision that would have affected KU and other regents schools.
All but one of sextuplets off ventilator
April 10, 2002
Sextuplets born to a Kansas couple continue to grow stronger each day, with just one infant still on a respirator, the hospital said Tuesday. Meanwhile, their parents, for the first time, faced the worldwide interest that the births have generated.
Rarity confirmed for quadruplets born in Kansas
April 10, 2002
Genetic testing confirmed Tuesday that quadruplets born to a Kansas mother were indeed two sets of spontaneous identical twins an event so rare that her doctor says the odds of it happening are 1-in-25 million.
Interstate 70 shut down after tanker accident
April 10, 2002
Kansas City rush-hour traffic was delayed for more than an hour after a tanker filled with thousands of gallons of gasoline became disconnected from its cab on Interstate 70. The tanker rolled to the middle of the interstate just east of downtown and came to a stop around 5 a.m.
Compromises muddle Mideast policy
April 10, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group President Bush, who loves to deal in moral absolutes, has encountered in the Middle East a challenge that defies both dogma and deadlines. He is learning a painful lesson about the limits of a rhetorical approach to intractable problems.
Ending the Mideast feud
April 10, 2002
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law. Several years ago, in the course of doing some research on the history of criminal law, I became fascinated by the concept of feud. Feud is a social phenomenon which has been with us probably since men and women first walked upright. It is tied to vengeance and to concepts of family, kin, tribe and nation.
Musical explores forces of evil
April 10, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Marvin Hamlisch sits alone at a table in Sardi’s, the post-theater eating and watering hole for what’s left of the Broadway crowd and what’s left of Broadway. He’s nursing an iced tea when I arrive for our post-show dinner appointment.
Poison blamed for birds’ deaths
Protected species among those killed
April 10, 2002
More than 15 birds, including some federally protected species, were killed at a public park after they ate strychnine-laced milo, authorities said. Personnel from the Pittsburg State University Nature Research Center collected a dozen dead birds Sunday and four more on Monday from Lakeside Park.
KU golf grabs 4th
Marshall finishes tied for second
April 10, 2002
Kansas University junior Chris Marshall tied for second, matching his career-best finish, and KU’s men’s golf team placed fourth Tuesday in the 56th-annual Western Intercollegiate.
Second murder charge filed
April 10, 2002
By Mike Belt A second murder charge was filed Tuesday in what prosecutors and a defense attorney are calling a botched, bloody attempt to steal marijuana and money. Also, lawyers for the state and a woman seeking lesser charges in exchange for helping police gave the most detailed account yet of the Oct. 14, 1999, night that a shotgun blast hit Clarence Rinke in his rural Lawrence home.
6News video report: Stovall may pull out of running
April 10, 2002
Scott Rothschild reports on the possibility of Carla Stovall withdrawing from the race for Kansas Governor.
After skipping start due to alleged run-in with spouse, pitcher throws six shutout innings
April 10, 2002
Back on the mound and surrounded by his teammates, Chuck Finley felt right at home. Finley, who had to skip his first start last week after a domestic dispute with his wife, pitched six shutout innings Tuesday night as the Cleveland Indians won their sixth straight game, 5-4 over the Minnesota Twins.
Israel comes to standstill to remember Holocaust
April 10, 2002
When the siren sounded at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Israel stopped, and for two minutes it remembered. Pedestrians froze in place and stood at attention. Motorists stopped their cars, opened their doors and stood in the street at attention. Office workers put down telephones and stood beside their desks at attention.
Energy proposal eyed as potential cost-cutter
April 10, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district could save $3.1 million in the next seven years with a new approach to energy management in school buildings. Edward Froehner, vice president of Energy Education of Wichita Falls, Tex., said Tuesday that his company guaranteed the district would recover its full investment in the energy program
Nation Briefs
April 10, 2002
 San Francisco: Pregnancy weight gain may raise cancer risk  Arkansas: Boys, dog rescued after mine cave-in  California: State expands lawsuit to recoup energy costs
ECO2 Initiative (text document)
April 10, 2002
Editor’s Note: The following is the text from the ECO2 Initiative.
Corrections
April 10, 2002
The Journal-World’s policy is to correct all significant errors that are brought to the editors’ attention, usually in this space. If you believe we have made such an error, call (785) 832-7154, or e-mail news@ljworld.com.
ECO2 advances sales tax proposal
April 10, 2002
By Mark Fagan Think fast. After two years of preparations, members of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s ECO2 committee agreed Tuesday to ask voters to approve a 1/4-cent sales tax in November to help finance acquisition of land for industrial development and preservation of open space.
6Sports video report: Hawks roll over Shockers
April 10, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the KU baseball win against the Wichita State Shockers.
Pulitzers honor arts accomplishments
April 10, 2002
Historian David McCullough’s second biography of a U.S. president was just as much a hit with the Pulitzer Prize Board as his first, while “Topdog/Underdog” helped Suzan-Lori Parks become the first black woman to win the Pulitzer’s drama award.
World briefs
April 10, 2002
 Geneva: Rights group reports doubling of executions  Colombia: Bomb spree kills two  Mexico City: Senate denies president permission to travel  Netherlands: U.S. historian testifies on Milosevic regime
TV fans fight for favorites
April 10, 2002
We’re just a few weeks away from the time when networks announce their new programs and fall schedules. This also marks the sad time when a few fading favorites get the ax. Will “Dharma & Greg,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Ally McBeal” or “Spin City” reappear next fall?
Palestinian ambush leaves 13 Israeli troops dead
April 10, 2002
Palestinians ambushed Israeli troops in the cramped quarters of a West Bank refugee camp Tuesday, setting off a suicide bomb trap in a narrow alley and firing on soldiers in a courtyard, the military said. Thirteen Israelis were killed, the biggest blow to the army in its West Bank offensive.
Salute spring with a battery of innovative kitchen gadgets
April 10, 2002
In the spring, the home cook’s fancy turns to the kitchen. It’s time to get busy cleaning out those drawers and cabinets, tossing out old, rarely used tools to make room for shiny, new replacements.
FSHS softball halted
April 10, 2002
Free State High’s softball doubleheader with Shawnee Mission Northwest, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed until today because of wet grounds at the FSHS facility. Game time is 3:30 p.m.
LHS baseball postponed
April 10, 2002
Lawrence High’s baseball game against Shawnee Mission South on Tuesday was postponed until today because of wet grounds at Ice Field. Today’s game is set for 6 p.m.
Musical explores forces of evil
April 10, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Marvin Hamlisch sits alone at a table in Sardi’s, the post-theater eating and watering hole for what’s left of the Broadway crowd and what’s left of Broadway. He’s nursing an iced tea when I arrive for our post-show dinner appointment.
s rest, starter gives two hits in eight innings
April 10, 2002
Jon Lieber, pitching on seven days’ rest, looked a lot like the guy who won 20 games last season for the Chicago Cubs. Lieber allowed two hits over eight innings and the Cubs scored more than one run for the first time in four games in a 2-0 victory Tuesday over the New York Mets.
Beverly Mae King
April 10, 2002
Plainfield, N.J. Â Private services for Beverly Mae King, 69, Plainfield, are planned. Mrs. King died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Muhlenberg Hospital, Plainfield.
6Sports video report: KU softball team takes home double header wins
April 10, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the KU softball double header against Southwest Missouri State.
6Sports video report: Hawks roll over Shockers
April 10, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the KU baseball win against the Wichita State Shockers.
Kansas softball sweeps
April 10, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Maybe it was the Wizard of Oz. Maybe it was the one hour of sleep. Whatever it was, Kansas University shortstop Courtney Wright broke out of a season-long slump with two hits one a game-winning home run as the Jayhawks swept a softball twinbill from Southwest Missouri State on Tuesday at Jayhawk Field.
DeHoff services
April 10, 2002
Classroom priority
April 10, 2002
To the editor: Longtime school board member Mary Loveland, in her letter of March 26 about Riverside School, lists what “ideally, an elementary school building would include.” Most lists begin with what is most important and descend to what is least important. Mrs. Loveland begins with administrative office space. Her list then descends in 14 stages through technology areas, resource rooms, gym, cafeteria, kitchen, storage areas and conference spaces to arrive finally at classrooms. Interesting. If they keep firing teachers, maybe we can eliminate classrooms altogether.
Bomber attacks bus
April 10, 2002
A bomb blew up a commuter bus during morning rush hour today near the northern port city of Haifa, killing at least eight people and injuring 20 others, according to initial police reports.
Briefly
April 10, 2002
 New York City: WTC site plan proposed  California: Priest accused of molestation was co-owner of gay hotel  Montreal: Global air safety assessed  Pakistan: Musharraf begins campaign to extend his presidency
Lockwood services
April 10, 2002
Memorial services for Marguerite Lockwood, 82, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Plymouth Congregational Church. She donated her body to the Kansas University School of Medicine for medical research. Mrs. Lockwood died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at her home.
City Commission Briefs
April 10, 2002
Bus advertising takes back seat Commissioners proclaim citywide ‘Pride Week’ Sixth to be widened
KU rips WSU
April 10, 2002
By Levi Chronister Kansas University’s baseball team almost had a brother-vs.-brother pitching matchup Tuesday night against Wichita State at Hoglund Ballpark. KU coach Bobby Randall considered starting junior Ryan Jakubov on the mound because the Shockers were starting Ryan’s younger brother, Mathew.
Nation Briefs
April 10, 2002
 Miami: President Carter to travel to Cuba  California: Scientists discover new species of whale
Nation Briefs
April 10, 2002
Washington, D.C. : Seven drug companies issue discount card Los Angeles: Police panel denies second term to chief
Nation Briefs
April 10, 2002
Miami: President Carter to travel to Cuba California: Scientists discover new species of whale
KU Med dean finalist for new job
April 10, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The executive dean of Kansas University’s School of Medicine is a finalist for a similar position at the University of Minnesota. Deborah Powell, who has been at KU since 1997, interviewed Monday and Tuesday at the Minneapolis campus.
Area briefs
April 10, 2002
 Former guard pleads guilty in marijuana case  Two arrested in motel theft  Former mayor honored with service award  Driver injured in I-70 accident  Fashion show canceled  Credit card payments accepted for permit fees
Palmyra Township crew removes dead calf, sheep from water
April 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney A Palmyra Township road crew spent much of Tuesday afternoon pulling the remains of three dead sheep out of Waymire Creek. On Monday, workers removed a dead calf from the creekbed. “Our stomachs can only take so much of this in a day,” said Debbie Bowman, one of the crew’s three workers.
re ripe
April 10, 2002
Don’t waste a second of strawberry time. Keep these points in mind as you choose, store and eat your rosy fruit.
steaks her claim
April 10, 2002
“Jayni’s Kitchen” ventures out this week for “At Home on the Range Top: Cooking Steak.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare several steak variations, including the recipe below.
Controlled wetlands burn mimics Mother Nature
April 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney and Joel Mathis The smoke was visible from downtown Lawrence, leading some to think calamity had struck the city’s southern edge. But it was merely men mimicking nature. A crew led by Baker University biology professor Roger Boyd on Tuesday conducted a controlled burn at the Baker Wetlands.
Zuzzio services
April 10, 2002
Baldwin  Services for Anthony J. Zuzzio, 85, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Baldwin. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parsons. Mr. Zuzzio died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CNBC hires fired analyst from PBS
April 10, 2002
Financial journalist Louis Rukeyser, ousted by PBS after 32 years, will return to the air on CNBC next week in a manner seemingly designed to make things difficult for his old show. The new program, “Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street,” debuts April 19. It will compete with the revamped “Wall $treet Week” that fired him last month.
Rush decision due today
April 10, 2002
Missouri junior Kareem Rush is expected to announce today whether he’ll leave early and enter the NBA draft. A written statement from the school Tuesday said Rush would make his announcement at a news conference, which coach Quin Snyder also will attend.
s dad dies
April 10, 2002
The father of St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa died Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. Anthony La Russa, 90, had been in ill health and died of pneumonia. Tony La Russa had visited his father a number of times during spring training in Florida.
a captivating performance
April 10, 2002
By Susie Warden Special to the Journal-World “We are the stuff that dream are made of.” Though not the meaning of the quote, these words spoken by Prospero convey a sense of the performance of “The Tempest” given by the Aquila Theater Company on Saturday at the Lied Center.
NBA Roundup: Ewing starts, Knicks lose, 108-97
April 10, 2002
It sure seemed like Patrick Ewing’s farewell, even if he wasn’t ready to admit it. Ewing made a rare start, made the game’s first basket and went out a winner in what might have been his final game at Madison Square Garden as the Orlando Magic defeated the New York Knicks 108-97 Tuesday night.
Hernandez might miss month
April 10, 2002
Kansas City Royals closer Roberto Hernandez will miss another three to four weeks because doctors are concerned that the inflamed tendon in his right elbow might be torn. Hernandez will not throw at all for 10 days to two weeks, manager Tony Muser said before Tuesday night’s game against Boston. By the time he’s ready to return, it could be a month.
Ramirez boosts Boston past Royals, 8-4
April 10, 2002
The Kansas City Royals made the mistake of giving Manny Ramirez something to hit. “We had a plan to pitch to him, but stay out of the center of the plate,” Royals manager Tony Muser said after Ramirez homered with runners on second and third to help Boston beat Kansas City, 8-4, Tuesday night.
Jackson shine
April 10, 2002
By Doug Pacey Lawrence High’s Andrea Hemphill and Free State High’s Ashley Jackson both won two individual events to lead the city entries at the Free State quadrangular Tuesday at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Mellard out for season
April 10, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Hours after suffering a close loss to defending Class 6A state champion Olathe East on Tuesday, Free State High coach Jason Pendleton learned of his team’s biggest setback  that senior co-captain Kelsey Mellard is out for the remainder of the season with a broken right tibia.
LHS tennis splits home triangular
April 10, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High boys tennis coach Dick Wedel’s search for compatible doubles partners continues. “I’m still looking,” Wedel said following the Lions’ home triangular on Tuesday at Lawrence Tennis Center. “I thought we competed pretty well.”
FSHS tennis takes two of three
April 10, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Either Winfield or Free State High’s doubles team was going to face its first setback Tuesday during the last match at the Firebirds’ home quadrangular. Fortunately for Free State’s Ben Cropp and Matt Schwabauer, the Vikings’ bus ride home became a bit longer.
O-North tops LHS in soccer
April 10, 2002
Olathe North scored four unanswered goals in defeating Lawrence High, 4-2, in girls soccer on Tuesday at Olathe District Activities Center. The Lions (2-2-1) scored first when senior Carrie Skahan stole the ball and slipped past three players about 15 minutes into the game.
Eight die in Palestinian suicide bus bombing
April 10, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 7:25 a.m.)A Palestinian suicide bomber killed at least eight Israelis in an attack on a crowded bus Wednesday, as Israeli forces hunting Palestinian militants moved deeper into two West Bank refugee camps.
s farmers hoping, praying for more rain
April 10, 2002
Rain that fell Sunday and Monday across much of Kansas brought some relief from dry conditions but farmers and ranchers across the state continue to hope and pray for more storms.
Right of dissent
April 10, 2002
To the editor: A number of letters to the Journal World, the most recent on April 5 from James W. Mullins, praise President Bush for his leadership in the struggle against terrorism.
Friends and neighbors
April 10, 2002
Four generations gather to celebrate Edyth Cox’s 84th birthday on Dec. 30. From left, daughter, Linda Knabe, Eudora; great-granddaughter, Audrey Osborn, Baldwin; Cox, Lawrence; and granddaughter Karla Osborn, Baldwin. Cox submitted the photograph. 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.
Interstate 70 shut down after tanker accident
April 10, 2002
Kansas City rush-hour traffic was delayed for more than an hour after a tanker filled with thousands of gallons of gasoline became disconnected from its cab on Interstate 70. The tanker rolled to the middle of the interstate just east of downtown and came to a stop around 5 a.m.
Dead teen discovered in car trunk
April 10, 2002
A 19-year-old Roeland Park man is expected to be charged Wednesday in the death of a high school student whose body was found in the trunk of his car, police said. The victim was Amanda Sharp, 17, of Shawnee, who was a student at Shawnee Mission North High School, said Johnson County Sheriff’s Captain Vince Werkowitch.
Rarity confirmed for quadruplets born in Kansas
April 10, 2002
Genetic testing confirmed Tuesday that quadruplets born to a Kansas mother were indeed two sets of spontaneous identical twins  an event so rare that her doctor says the odds of it happening are 1-in-25 million.
All but one of sextuplets off ventilator
April 10, 2002
Sextuplets born to a Kansas couple continue to grow stronger each day, with just one infant still on a respirator, the hospital said Tuesday. Meanwhile, their parents, for the first time, faced the worldwide interest that the births have generated.
House OKs amendments but rejects full bill
April 10, 2002
Led by Democrats eager to establish education and social services as priorities, the House went on a spending spree Tuesday, more than doubling the price of a capital improvements bill.
Salvation Army homeless shelter approved to remain open year-round
April 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis The Lawrence City Commission voted Tuesday to give the Salvation Army $20,000 to keep its homeless shelter open this summer  the first time in the 15-year history of the shelter it will remain open year-round.
Federal funding of Medicare takes hit in state
April 10, 2002
Legislators swallowed another dose of bad-tasting budget medicine Tuesday when they learned that Kansas will receive $83 million less than expected in federal Medicare reimbursements.
Gov. Jesse Ventura noncommittal on run for re-election
April 10, 2002
Incumbent politicians trying to decide whether to run for re-election often talk about their legacy, their long-term goals or their appetite for the struggles ahead. But Gov. Jesse Ventura, a former pro wrestler, movie actor and talk-radio host, has made it clear that the lure of private-sector dollars will be a factor in his decision about whether to seek a second term in November.
Panel removes drug-screening mandate
April 10, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Public universities, at the request of Kansas University, were removed Tuesday from a bill that expands the use of pre-employment drug testing. The Senate Judiciary Committee recommended the bill’s approval without an earlier provision that would have affected KU and other regents schools.
Superintendent: Reserve funds offset cash shortages
April 10, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A cash shortage in the state treasury won’t delay paychecks to Lawrence school district’s 1,800 employees, Supt. Randy Weseman said Tuesday. He said the district would dip into a reserve fund to counter a state tax revenue shortfall that could delay until May a $68 million payment to Kansas public school districts that was due April 1.
survey finds
April 10, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The Lawrence apartment market is growing but is not overbuilt, according to a study of the industry released this week. The 2001 Survey of the Lawrence Apartment Market, compiled by Lawrence appraiser Tim Keller of Keller & Associates, said the occupancy rate for apartments during much of 2001 averaged at 94 percent and was as high as 97 percent at times.
Friends and neighbors
April 10, 2002
Fired Andersen auditor pleads guilty
April 10, 2002
The Arthur Andersen auditor who oversaw Enron’s books pleaded guilty Tuesday to ordering the shredding of Enron documents and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Former partner David B. Duncan pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, admitting he tried to thwart an Enron investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Council approves package
April 10, 2002
High school players picked in professional basketball drafts would keep their college eligibility as long as they do not sign with teams or hire agents, the NCAA Management Council recommended on Tuesday.
Firebirds fall
Mellard out for season
April 10, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Hours after suffering a close loss to defending Class 6A state champion Olathe East on Tuesday, Free State High coach Jason Pendleton learned of his team’s biggest setback that senior co-captain Kelsey Mellard is out for the remainder of the season with a broken right tibia.