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Arafat condemns terrorism
April 13, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 11:59 a.m.) A full text of the statement issued Saturday by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on the Palestinian news agency WAFA, translated by The Associated Press from Arabic:
Arafat condemns Jerusalem suicide bombing
April 13, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 9:25 a.m.) Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat condemned a Jerusalem suicide bombing, trying to meet U.S. condition for a meeting with Secretary of State Colin Powell, as Israeli forces Saturday moved into more West Bank villages and shelled Palestinian offices.
U.S. officials study Arafat’s statement on terrorism
April 13, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 8:39 a.m.) JERUSALEM U.S. officials were reviewing Yasser Arafat’s statement Saturday expressing “deep condemnation” of terrorism to determine if the Palestinian leader had met the conditions for a meeting with Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Horoscopes
April 13, 2002
For Saturday, April 13, 2002. Those with birthdays today: You’re unusually vocal this year. Choose your words with care, because you easily could aggravate those around you. If you are single, a relationship will develop in the second part of your birthday year. If you are attached, your relationship will develop in a new way if you learn to share more of your insecurities and desires. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Palestinians recount terror at West Bank refugee camp
April 13, 2002
Jenin Refugee Camp, West Bank On the edge of this shattered and gutted camp that was home to 13,000 people, Tamam Raja slumped onto a limestone boulder, bent her head and wept.
6Sports video report: Local athlete to participate in only one event
April 13, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the upcoming Kansas Relays and the participation of Kansas City native Maurice Green, who holds the world record in the 100 meters.
6Sports video report: Hawks rout Raiders
April 13, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Kansas University’s baseball team getting a big “W” over the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Baseball Briefs
April 13, 2002
Martinez to have surgery Cubs’ Alou on way back Detroit hires Felipe Alou Torborg suspension eyed
Baseball Briefs
April 13, 2002
 Martinez to have surgery  Cubs’ Alou on way back  Detroit hires Felipe Alou  Torborg suspension eyed
Religion briefs
April 13, 2002
Speaker to address church developments Central Methodist adds contemporary service Workshop focuses on relationships Mission study offered in Baldwin Event designed for businesswomen
options
April 13, 2002
By Jim Baker To declaw or not to declaw  that is the question. And it’s an issue that cat lovers debate with some degree of emotion. There are those who, turned off by the nature of the procedure, swear they would never declaw one of their cats.
Plan puts city in 2nd District
April 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Senate on Friday gave preliminary approval to a plan that would move Lawrence and Douglas County from the fast-growing 3rd Congressional District into a newly configured and more rural 2nd District.
Sound off
April 13, 2002
When is the paper going to put the real estate taxes on the computer so we can check them? Go to http://hometown.lawrence.com and click on the Property Values tab to find the 2001 property valuations for Douglas County.
Jazz and classical music fills the Lied Center
April 13, 2002
Diversity rules this weekend. The Prairie Wind Dancers will take the stage at the new Lawrence Arts Center, and the Festival of Bands will get the season started at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo.
Blended style caters to urban prisoners in rural environment
April 13, 2002
Some call the unusual blend of rural and urban music hillbilly hip-hop. Others call it hick-hop. The collaboration of banjos, fiddles and drums set to a beat that would leave a rapper out of breath was created to reach inmates from big cities who are in rural Appalachian prisons.
Britain abuzz about funeral poem
April 13, 2002
Held in Britain’s grandest medieval church, the funeral for the Queen Mother Elizabeth was a deeply traditional, carefully orchestrated affair. But a simple anonymous poem that has been bouncing around the world on the Internet lent a touch of new-age sentimentality to the royal farewell, leaving Britons speculating about its origins, and even sparking a bit of literary sleuthing.
Lilt, zest and energy
April 13, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The good news is that “retiring” Bob Foster still will be contributing to the local music scene. A man who has been a dynamic member of the Kansas University family for 31 years is moving on this year. Fortunately, he is not leaving Lawrence.
t be corrected
April 13, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald A few words about 100 people who were not killed. They very easily could have been killed, it was forcefully argued that they should have been killed and if most of us had our way, they likely would have been killed. After all, they were convicted criminals, perpetrators of a sickening cavalcade of rapes, robberies and murders.
Advocate fights for rights of poor
April 13, 2002
By Mindie Paget The homeless in Philadelphia knew it was time to speak up when the mayor sent a couple Johnny On The Spots to what was supposed to be their temporary tent city.
Powell-Arafat meeting called off after deadly Jerusalem bombing
April 13, 2002
Secretary of State Colin Powell early this morning called off his meeting today with Yasser Arafat. The decision came after a new suicide bombing spread out before Powell’s eyes the carnage he had come to Israel in hopes of ending.
E sleuths make stylish return
April 13, 2002
The mystery series “Nero Wolfe” (7 p.m., Sunday, A&E) returns for a second season with a two-hour episode. Maury Chaykin stars as Wolf, the rich, eccentric private eye with an expansive taste for books, fine wines, good food and the cultivation of sensual orchids. His dapper sidekick Archie Goodwin (Timothy Hutton) does most of the legwork while Wolf stays home supervising the chef.
s tax deadline looms for thousands
April 13, 2002
By Richard Brack It’s going to be a taxing weekend for thousands of Kansans. According to state and federal tax officials, about 30 percent of expected tax returns are yet to be filed in Kansas. That means as many as 360,000 Kansans this weekend will be sharpening their pencils, or, more likely, warming up their computers to run tax preparation software and file electronically to meet Monday’s deadline.
Arafat condemns Jerusalem suicide bombing
April 13, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 9:25 a.m.) Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat condemned a Jerusalem suicide bombing, trying to meet U.S. condition for a meeting with Secretary of State Colin Powell, as Israeli forces Saturday moved into more West Bank villages and shelled Palestinian offices.
Economic reports suggest bumpy recovery
April 13, 2002
Sharply higher gasoline costs drove up wholesale prices in March by the largest amount in 14 months. Shoppers, hit by more expensive energy bills, spent modestly on other items. The reports released Friday suggest that the economy is hitting some rough patches on the road to recovery.
Briefcase
April 13, 2002
Coffee shop gets new image Wall Street: Investors await earning news Tax returns: Government is asking Mellon bank to pay up Aviation: Airlines’ fares, shares up
JetBlue Airways shares soar on first day
April 13, 2002
Shares of low-fare carrier JetBlue Airways Corp. surged Friday in their market debut. JetBlue’s shares blew past their opening price of $27, rising nearly 67 percent to close at $45 on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Kansans turn to e-filing
Monday’s tax deadline looms for thousands
April 13, 2002
By Richard Brack It’s going to be a taxing weekend for thousands of Kansans. According to state and federal tax officials, about 30 percent of expected tax returns are yet to be filed in Kansas. That means as many as 360,000 Kansans this weekend will be sharpening their pencils, or, more likely, warming up their computers to run tax preparation software and file electronically to meet Monday’s deadline.
Declaw surgery among cat owners’ options
April 13, 2002
By Jim Baker To declaw or not to declaw that is the question. And it’s an issue that cat lovers debate with some degree of emotion. There are those who, turned off by the nature of the procedure, swear they would never declaw one of their cats.
Seeking some help from above? Authors set saint stories straight
April 13, 2002
Long before Dr. Phil or Suze Orman or Dr. Spock, there were St. Anne and St. Francis and, for that matter, St. Patrick just three of the more than 3,100 patron saints (and counting) whom Catholics have always relied on to help with whatever ails them.
Lifestyle changes help combat weight problem
April 13, 2002
My youngest daughter is on the verge of being overweight. I don’t want to single her out or embarrass her, but I do want to help her deal with this now and not let it get out of control. What is the best way to deal with this when her siblings don’t have the same problem?
Senior leery of telephone scam
April 13, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence woman said she suspected she had been targeted earlier this week by someone trying to get credit-card information from her over the telephone. The caller was offering “for a few dollars a month” to give her protection from credit card scams, said the 82-year-old woman, who asked that her name not be published.
National League Roundup: Cards hammer Astros
Morris wins eighth straight decision at Busch, 7-3
April 13, 2002
Even on a chilly night, Matt Morris made himself right at home in Busch Stadium. Backed by Jim Edmonds’ two solo home runs and J.D. Drew’s long two-run shot, Morris pitched the St. Louis Cardinals past the Houston Astros 7-3 Friday night.
Student shot to death
April 13, 2002
A student was fatally shot Friday in the parking lot of a technical school near Fort Lauderdale. Police were searching for a man accused earlier of stalking her. Annette Arteaga, a 22-year-old business student at Atlantic Technical Center, died at a hospital, police said.
Nation Briefs
April 13, 2002
Texas: Library releases tapes; King feared race war Washington: Condit scheduled to meet grand jury New Jersey: Black studies prof picks Princeton over Harvard Cincinnati: Ashcroft, city agree to overhaul police
Court forbids Titanic sale
April 13, 2002
A federal appeals court Friday refused to let an Atlanta salvage company sell artifacts recovered from the wreck of the Titanic. In a 3-0 ruling, a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision by a lower-court judge and said that R.M.S. Titanic Inc. does not have title to the objects taken from the bottom of the sea.
What’s Online - Baker students take look at Monday nights in downtown Lawrence
April 13, 2002
Dave Toplikar, World Online Editor, shows what Baker University students found there is to do Monday night in downtown Lawrence. The stories are available in the Lifestyle section at living.ljworld.com.
Boeing celebrates birthday of 50-year-old B-52 bomber
April 13, 2002
Crowds lined up Friday to see a 50-year-old fighter that some say still has its best years ahead. The B-52 Stratofortress, America’s longest-lived bomber, celebrated its 50th birthday with a few thousand of the men and women who designed, built and modified the flying fortress.
America loses sense of history
April 13, 2002
By E.R. Shipp New York Daily News As a royals watcher, I have been fascinated with the way the British have reacted to the death of their Queen Mum. In that choreographed-to-the-minute procession last week when a horse-drawn carriage brought her coffin from St. James’s Palace to Westminster Hall were centuries of pomp and circumstance, connecting the present to the past.
City rejects ‘Dick Cheney High’
April 13, 2002
What does it take to get your high school named after you? Becoming White House chief of staff? Secretary of defense? How about vice president of the United States?
Cardinal vows not to resign
April 13, 2002
Brushing aside calls for his resignation, Cardinal Bernard Law said Friday that he would serve the Boston Archdiocese “as long as God gives me the opportunity.” He also offered his most detailed explanation to date of how the sex scandal engulfing the church came to pass.
Spirituality
April 13, 2002
 Speaker: Divisions erode commitment to poor  Dalai Lama’s personal choir on U.S. concert tour  Christians arrested on Mormon church’s plaza
Lifestyle changes help combat weight problem
April 13, 2002
My youngest daughter is on the verge of being overweight. I don’t want to single her out or embarrass her, but I do want to help her deal with this now and not let it get out of control. What is the best way to deal with this when her siblings don’t have the same problem?
Economic reports suggest bumpy recovery
April 13, 2002
Sharply higher gasoline costs drove up wholesale prices in March by the largest amount in 14 months. Shoppers, hit by more expensive energy bills, spent modestly on other items. The reports released Friday suggest that the economy is hitting some rough patches on the road to recovery.
Scouting news
April 13, 2002
Benjamin Gleeson, 18, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement award the Boys Scouts of America offers. A Court of Honor for him was April 7 at Plymouth Congregational Church. Gleeson is a member of Boy Scout Troop 59, chartered to the First Presbyterian Church. He has earned 26 merit badges and served in several troop leadership positions, including senior patrol leader. He was inducted into the Tribe of Mic-O-Say in 1999.
s statement on terrorism
April 13, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 8:39 a.m.) JERUSALEM Â U.S. officials were reviewing Yasser Arafat’s statement Saturday expressing “deep condemnation” of terrorism to determine if the Palestinian leader had met the conditions for a meeting with Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Society Calendar
April 13, 2002
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
Former champion takes four-stroke lead
April 13, 2002
Vijay Singh carved up the tough, new Augusta National. And this time, it counted. In rain and muck that made the Masters a mess and kept Arnold Palmer around for one more day, Singh overpowered the back nine for a 7-under 65 and threatened to leave a world-class field in his wake.
Kennedy settles assault case
April 13, 2002
In a settlement announced this week, Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to a former security guard at Los Angeles International Airport who alleged that the congressman assaulted her at a security checkpoint in 2000.
Teen possibilities
April 13, 2002
To the editor: I have to reply to Niquita Davis, who asked, “What is there to do in Lawrence for someone under the age of 18?”
Planning points
April 13, 2002
To the editor: Thank you for the coverage of the League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County study and meeting in last Sunday’s Journal-World. I do, however, want to share with your readers the position statement that was adopted at our annual meeting last Saturday:
Boeing celebrates birthday of 50-year-old B-52 bomber
April 13, 2002
Crowds lined up Friday to see a 50-year-old fighter that some say still has its best years ahead. The B-52 Stratofortress, America’s longest-lived bomber, celebrated its 50th birthday with a few thousand of the men and women who designed, built and modified the flying fortress.
Fort Hays State wins national debate title
April 13, 2002
The Kansas University men’s basketball team may have come up short, but Kansas does have a national champion this year. Fort Hays State University has brought home its first national championship in debate in what happens to be the school’s centennial year.
Bush sees Chavez ouster as change of government, not coup
April 13, 2002
The Bush administration Friday blamed former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez for the events that led to his forced resignation and arrest, calling his toppling by the nation’s military a “change of government” rather than a coup.
Power struggles plague Afghan peace
April 13, 2002
Factional fighting erupted Friday in the hills just west of Kabul  the latest in a series of Afghan power struggles ahead of a planned national council that will choose a new government.
Justice orders lists of suspects provided
April 13, 2002
The Justice Department has ordered that the names of known or suspected terrorists should be provided to federal, state and local police nationwide. A senior law enforcement official on Friday said tens of thousands of names were on the list.
6News video report: KU breaks ground on new fitness center
April 13, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the new, state-of-the-art fitness center under construction at Kansas University.
Palestinians recount terror at West Bank refugee camp
April 13, 2002
Jenin Refugee Camp, West Bank  On the edge of this shattered and gutted camp that was home to 13,000 people, Tamam Raja slumped onto a limestone boulder, bent her head and wept.
On the street
April 13, 2002
Asked at Borders How involved should the United States be in the Middle East?
Seeking some help from above? Authors set saint stories straight
April 13, 2002
Long before Dr. Phil or Suze Orman or Dr. Spock, there were St. Anne and St. Francis and, for that matter, St. Patrick  just three of the more than 3,100 patron saints (and counting) whom Catholics have always relied on to help with whatever ails them.
Births
April 13, 2002
Scott and Stacey Broers, Ozawkie, a boy, Wednesday. Wejdan and Sulaiman Nujaidi, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
objections
April 13, 2002
By Dave Ranney Undeterred by legislators’ objections, the Kansas Department of Transportation intends to dispense another round of salary bonuses to many of its highway engineers. “It would be unfair not to,” KDOT spokesman Marty Matthews said Friday. At least one legislator called the agency’s plans “arrogant.”
But survey finds faculty salaries still below average
April 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Faculty salaries at Kansas University this fiscal year rose almost twice as much as the national average for similar universities, according to a study released Friday. But KU’s salaries on average are still about $5,000 below those at other public, doctorate-granting universities.
Palmer not finished at Masters
April 13, 2002
Augusta National just wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Arnold Palmer. He seemed as reluctant to bid farewell himself. An outpouring of love and affection was broken up by a downpour that halted Palmer’s celebratory round, bringing the King back for another day to finish his 48th and final Masters.
NBA Roundup: Hornets clinch berth in playoffs
April 13, 2002
Long before the game even started, a fan sitting behind Charlotte’s bench assured David Wesley he was going to have a big night. Wesley laughed, then scored a season-high 30 points Friday to help the Hornets finally clinch a spot in the playoffs with a 112-100 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Maupin
April 13, 2002
Services for John T. “Tad” Maupin, 42, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Maupin died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Radke helps Minnesota keep Tigers winless this season, 4-2
April 13, 2002
As Eddie Guardado closed out the Minnesota Twins’ first home-opening sellout in a decade, the loud Metrodome crowd was a little overwhelming for rookie manager Ron Gardenhire.
6Sports video report: Hawks rout Raiders
April 13, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Kansas University’s baseball team getting a big “W” over the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Jayhawk Invitational: Dakotan Koenig a Boschee fan
April 13, 2002
By Gary Bedore A native of Fargo, N.D., Tyler Koenig knows everything there is to know about Kansas University senior and North Dakota legend Jeff Boschee. “Jeff Boschee is a god there (in North Dakota),” says Koenig, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound Fargo North High School junior basketball forward and football wide receiver.
Jayhawks romp over Red Raiders - Kansas 14, Texas Tech 3
April 13, 2002
By Levi Chronister One batter into the game, Texas Tech should have known it was in for a rough night Friday at Hoglund Ballpark. Tech leadoff hitter Jon Slack fouled off a Jeff Davis pitch, and the ball hit on-deck hitter Kevin Jordan in the stomach.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
April 13, 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.
Horoscopes
April 13, 2002
Cardinal vows not to resign
April 13, 2002
Brushing aside calls for his resignation, Cardinal Bernard Law said Friday that he would serve the Boston Archdiocese “as long as God gives me the opportunity.” He also offered his most detailed explanation to date of how the sex scandal engulfing the church came to pass.
Officials to query public on routing for U.S. 59
April 13, 2002
By Mark Fagan The route for a controversial highway project remains undecided, and state transportation officials will ask for the public’s help choosing the correct path during a hearing later this month in Baldwin.
Vinland students sink shovels into planting hundreds of trees
April 13, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Vinland Elementary School first-grader Ben Foster had a firm grip Friday on immediate and enduring benefits of planting trees. “This is fun. You get dirty,” Ben proclaimed while he inched a shovel into U.S. Corps of Engineers ground in southwest Lawrence to make space for a red maple.
Free State meeting
April 13, 2002
An information meeting for prospective Free State High School football players and their parents will be held at 7 p.m. next Tuesday in the FSHS auditorium.
World Online: Panorama - Clinton Parkway Nursery
April 13, 2002
Spring has sprung in northeast Kansas. It’s that time of year when gardeners and garden stores get busy making the most of the post-equinox release from winter’s grip. At Clinton Parkway Nursery, Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive, the staff is readying for the spring rush. Early planters are stocking up on supplies and bedding plants are beginning to fill the greenhouse.
Spirituality
April 13, 2002
Speaker: Divisions erode commitment to poor Dalai Lama’s personal choir on U.S. concert tour Christians arrested on Mormon church’s plaza
Friends and neighbors
April 13, 2002
Jeff Dreiling tries his hand at curling between KU tournament games clad in Jayhawk gear. Dreiling, Prairie Village, attended the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games in Madison, Wis. Brandi Byram, Dreiling’s girlfriend, 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.
Area briefs
April 13, 2002
 Humane Society sponsors ‘Dog Gone’ fund-raiser  KU play ‘Desdemona’ has encore presentation  Free State plans cookout to benefit soccer teams  Penney’s employee arrested on suspicion of cash theft  KU sets final examinations
Nation Briefs
April 13, 2002
 Texas: Library releases tapes; King feared race war  Washington: Condit scheduled to meet grand jury  New Jersey: Black studies prof picks Princeton over Harvard  Cincinnati: Ashcroft, city agree to overhaul police
Scouting news
April 13, 2002
Jayhawk Invitational: Dakotan Koenig a Boschee fan
April 13, 2002
By Gary Bedore A native of Fargo, N.D., Tyler Koenig knows everything there is to know about Kansas University senior and North Dakota legend Jeff Boschee. “Jeff Boschee is a god there (in North Dakota),” says Koenig, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound Fargo North High School junior basketball forward and football wide receiver.
Local briefs
April 13, 2002
 Research gathering honors KU professor’s retirement About 100 human development professors have gathered in Lawrence to honor a retiring Kansas University faculty member. Don Baer, distinguished professor of human development, has been at KU since 1965. He will retire in June. Former students organized a conference in Baer’s honor, which began Friday and continues today at KU’s Dole Center. Participants are presenting research findings and discussing Baer’s influence on his field. His research has focused on using classroom settings for modifying problem behavior in young children, environmental influences on language development and analyzing behavior of mentally retarded people. ______________________________________  Disaster relief: City receives FEMA funds The city received a $105,732 check from the federal government Friday for costs from January’s crippling ice storm that knocked out power to much of Douglas County and northeast Kansas. Assistant City Manager Debbie Van Saun said the city had requested $132,060 reimbursement for vehicle, equipment and overtime costs from the storm. Still, she said she was satisfied with what the Federal Emergency Management Agency decided to pay. ______________________________________  Schools: Deerfield carnival features luau beach party theme It’s not Hawaii, but the warm spring weather will be a fitting backdrop for a Luau Beach Party from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Deerfield School, 101 Lawrence Ave. The carnival will feature Luau Party Shots, where those attending can get their pictures taken in the jaws of a shark; a Honolulu Hula Hooping contest; and the Hy-Vee “Hoorang a Bottle” Ring Toss. Among the inflatable beach party rides will be the Big Tsunami Slide, Willie the Killer Whale and a Royal Hawaiian moonwalk. Children will be able to get islander face painting and tropical tattoos, while adults browse the Makahiki Marketplace silent auction and bid on items such as a basketball signed by Roy Williams, a 5-foot-high inflatable palm tree and dinner for six prepared at the buyer’s home. ______________________________________  Fund-raiser: Raintree Run to disrupt foot, vehicle traffic Sunday The South Lawrence Trafficway Hike/Bike Trail will be closed to the public Sunday morning for the Raintree Run. Vehicle traffic in the south and western portions of Lawrence also may be disrupted briefly as participants cross city streets. The annual event, a fund-raiser to benefit Raintree Montessori School, features a 1-mile run/walk, 5K and half marathon. It will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday at the school, 4601 Clinton Parkway, and follow the trafficway’s hike/bike path. This year’s run is dedicated to the memory of Jack Stineman, a Raintree student killed in a June 2001 automobile accident, and celebrates the rebuilding of the school, burned in a July 2000 fire. Registration for walkers and runners continues from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the school and the morning of the race. Registration fees are $20 for the half marathon, $18 for the 5K and $10 for the 1-mile run/walk. For more information, contact Steve and Marcia Riley at 842-4351 or SRMriley@cs.com. ______________________________________  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.
4-H news
April 13, 2002
People
April 13, 2002
Olympic gold medalist Hughes meets Bush at White House ‘Survivor’ cleared for Thailand Son revives Old Blue Eyes legacy Newtons resort to surrogate
Hick-hop heads to Appalachia
Blended style caters to urban prisoners in rural environment
April 13, 2002
Some call the unusual blend of rural and urban music hillbilly hip-hop. Others call it hick-hop. The collaboration of banjos, fiddles and drums set to a beat that would leave a rapper out of breath was created to reach inmates from big cities who are in rural Appalachian prisons.
April 13, 2002
The White House has added a new term to its Middle East descriptions: homicide bombings. That’s how White House spokesman Ari Fleischer has begun referring to bombing attacks in Israel, including Friday’s, in which a woman detonated explosives she was wearing, killing shoppers at a market.
Marketing police rule movie advertising with iron hand
April 13, 2002
If you want to get a racy movie trailer into theaters, first you have to talk to the Hand  Bethlyn Hand. While most people know that the Motion Picture Association of America rates movies for violent or sexual content, few know about Hand, who with her small staff reviews every piece of marketing material, including trailers and newspaper ads, for suitability.
s Online - Baker students take look at Monday nights in downtown Lawrence
April 13, 2002
Dave Toplikar, World Online Editor, shows what Baker University students found there is to do Monday night in downtown Lawrence. The stories are available in the Lifestyle section at living.ljworld.com.
Dinner?
April 13, 2002
 
Briefly
April 13, 2002
WASHINGTON: Photos may help Lindh’s case Washington: Lawyers for Sept. 11 suspect protest his treatment in jail Miami: U.S. to join nations critical of Cuban human rights record
Marketing police rule movie advertising with iron hand
April 13, 2002
If you want to get a racy movie trailer into theaters, first you have to talk to the Hand Bethlyn Hand. While most people know that the Motion Picture Association of America rates movies for violent or sexual content, few know about Hand, who with her small staff reviews every piece of marketing material, including trailers and newspaper ads, for suitability.
Britain abuzz about funeral poem
April 13, 2002
Held in Britain’s grandest medieval church, the funeral for the Queen Mother Elizabeth was a deeply traditional, carefully orchestrated affair. But a simple anonymous poem that has been bouncing around the world on the Internet lent a touch of new-age sentimentality to the royal farewell, leaving Britons speculating about its origins, and even sparking a bit of literary sleuthing.
April 13, 2002
What does it take to get your high school named after you? Becoming White House chief of staff? Secretary of defense? How about vice president of the United States?
Dinner?
April 13, 2002
World Briefs
April 13, 2002
Germany: Soldier gets life term for drowning children Berlin: Hair-coloring allegation haunts Schroeder Yugoslavia: U.N. pulls most staff out of northern Kosovo
Briefcase
April 13, 2002
 Coffee shop gets new image  Wall Street: Investors await earning news  Tax returns: Government is asking Mellon bank to pay up  Aviation: Airlines’ fares, shares up
U.S. supports new Venezuela
Bush sees Chavez ouster as change of government, not coup
April 13, 2002
The Bush administration Friday blamed former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez for the events that led to his forced resignation and arrest, calling his toppling by the nation’s military a “change of government” rather than a coup.
NBA Roundup: Hornets clinch berth in playoffs
April 13, 2002
Long before the game even started, a fan sitting behind Charlotte’s bench assured David Wesley he was going to have a big night. Wesley laughed, then scored a season-high 30 points Friday to help the Hornets finally clinch a spot in the playoffs with a 112-100 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Palmer not finished at Masters
April 13, 2002
Augusta National just wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Arnold Palmer. He seemed as reluctant to bid farewell himself. An outpouring of love and affection was broken up by a downpour that halted Palmer’s celebratory round, bringing the King back for another day to finish his 48th and final Masters.
Congresswoman claims Bush may have ignored warnings
April 13, 2002
Fellow lawmakers Friday criticized Rep. Cynthia McKinney’s allegations that Bush administration officials may have ignored advance warning of the Sept. 11 attacks and their political allies have profited from the war on terrorism.
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April 13, 2002
Central Junior High School Principal Ted Juneau is the center of attention at the start of the school’s Fun Run. The event, which culminated the school’s annual fund drive, was contested Friday. Teachers and students lined up on school grounds at 15th and Massachusetts streets as Juneau prepared to fire a starter’s gun.
Religion briefs
April 13, 2002
 Speaker to address church developments  Central Methodist adds contemporary service  Workshop focuses on relationships  Mission study offered in Baldwin  Event designed for businesswomen
s investment, 1998 legislation to be scrutinized
April 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves’ office Friday ordered investigation of circumstances surrounding passage of a 1998 bill now at the center of allegations that the state was cheated of millions of dollars in a business transaction.
Singh mastering Augusta
Former champion takes four-stroke lead
April 13, 2002
Vijay Singh carved up the tough, new Augusta National. And this time, it counted. In rain and muck that made the Masters a mess and kept Arnold Palmer around for one more day, Singh overpowered the back nine for a 7-under 65 and threatened to leave a world-class field in his wake.
Advocate fights for rights of poor
April 13, 2002
By Mindie Paget The homeless in Philadelphia knew it was time to speak up when the mayor sent a couple Johnny On The Spots to what was supposed to be their temporary tent city.
Officials to query public on routing for U.S. 59
April 13, 2002
By Mark Fagan The route for a controversial highway project remains undecided, and state transportation officials will ask for the public’s help choosing the correct path during a hearing later this month in Baldwin.
John T. “Tad” Maupin
April 13, 2002
Prep coaches impressed by Mangino, staff
April 13, 2002
By David Mitchell Neither the media nor the general public has seen much of the Kansas University football team this month. First-year coach Mark Mangino has kept distractions to a minimum by keeping spectators to a minimum during spring drills.
Jayhawks romp over Red Raiders - Kansas 14, Texas Tech 3
April 13, 2002
By Levi Chronister One batter into the game, Texas Tech should have known it was in for a rough night Friday at Hoglund Ballpark. Tech leadoff hitter Jon Slack fouled off a Jeff Davis pitch, and the ball hit on-deck hitter Kevin Jordan in the stomach.
6News video report: KU breaks ground on new fitness center
April 13, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the new, state-of-the-art fitness center under construction at Kansas University.
Pride Week shows fun, serious sides
April 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Hundreds of students flocked Friday to watch men in wigs, high heels and fishnet hose dance outside the Kansas Union. The popular Brown Bag Drag show brought together drag queens, gay and straight students, and protesters as part of the annual Pride Week.
KU Football Notebook: Kansas assistant coach Bowen to find time for wedding tonight
April 13, 2002
By David Mitchell Today will be a busy day for Clint Bowen. Kansas University’s running backs coach and special teams coordinator will be on campus this morning for the Jayhawks’ scrimmage.
Prep coaches impressed by Mangino, staff
April 13, 2002
By David Mitchell Neither the media nor the general public has seen much of the Kansas University football team this month. First-year coach Mark Mangino has kept distractions to a minimum by keeping spectators to a minimum during spring drills.
World Online: Panorama - Clinton Parkway Nursery
April 13, 2002
World Briefs
April 13, 2002
 Germany: Soldier gets life term for drowning children  Berlin: Hair-coloring allegation haunts Schroeder  Yugoslavia: U.N. pulls most staff out of northern Kosovo
Weddings
April 13, 2002
Weddings
April 13, 2002
Schmidt-Schmidt Jessica Dawn Schmidt and Benjamin Todd Schmidt were married Feb. 16, 2002, at Calvary Church in Moundridge with Pastor Joe Swigart officiating.
Arafat condemns terrorism
April 13, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 11:59 a.m.) A full text of the statement issued Saturday by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on the Palestinian news agency WAFA, translated by The Associated Press from Arabic:
University Briefs
April 13, 2002
 Washburn schedules criminal justice day  KU sets final exams  KU to explore math for elementary students
Teen possibilities
April 13, 2002
State Briefs
April 13, 2002
Manhattan: Interior Secretary to give Landon Lecture Topeka: AG’s office researching tribe’s casino quest Winfield: 25 percent of teachers receive layoff notices Kansas City, Kan.: Former IRS agent pleads to fraud conspiracy Wichita: Olathe teen dies after turnpike police chase
State Briefs
April 13, 2002
 Manhattan: Interior Secretary to give Landon Lecture  Topeka: AG’s office researching tribe’s casino quest  Winfield: 25 percent of teachers receive layoff notices  Kansas City, Kan.: Former IRS agent pleads to fraud conspiracy  Wichita: Olathe teen dies after turnpike police chase
Planning points
April 13, 2002
People
April 13, 2002
 Olympic gold medalist Hughes meets Bush at White House  ‘Survivor’ cleared for Thailand  Son revives Old Blue Eyes legacy  Newtons resort to surrogate
On the record
April 13, 2002
On the record
April 13, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Old home town - 100 years ago today
April 13, 2002
Old home town - 100 years ago today
April 13, 2002
On April 13, 1902, the Lawrence Journal’s headline read “The East Side Coming to the Front.” and reported “City Assessor S.J. Churchill has finished assessing the real estate in the third and fourth wards. He says that he is greatly surprised at the great improvements that have been made in that part of town during the past two years. About four-fifths of the houses have been painted, and about forty new houses have been built, with a general repairing and fixing up all around. His policy of not raising the assessment on account of new paint or new shingles or any other needed repairs, has had its effect all over the town. On the other hand he does not believe in cutting down the assessment if needed repairs are neglected; that would be a premium on shiftlessness. He says that desirable building lots have doubled in value, and are getting scarce as they are in west Lawrence. There are many beautiful, expensive and well kept homes in east Lawrence.”
Lois K. Eisele
April 13, 2002
Local briefs
April 13, 2002
Research gathering honors KU professor’s retirement About 100 human development professors have gathered in Lawrence to honor a retiring Kansas University faculty member. Don Baer, distinguished professor of human development, has been at KU since 1965. He will retire in June. Former students organized a conference in Baer’s honor, which began Friday and continues today at KU’s Dole Center. Participants are presenting research findings and discussing Baer’s influence on his field. His research has focused on using classroom settings for modifying problem behavior in young children, environmental influences on language development and analyzing behavior of mentally retarded people. ______________________________________ Disaster relief: City receives FEMA funds The city received a $105,732 check from the federal government Friday for costs from January’s crippling ice storm that knocked out power to much of Douglas County and northeast Kansas. Assistant City Manager Debbie Van Saun said the city had requested $132,060 reimbursement for vehicle, equipment and overtime costs from the storm. Still, she said she was satisfied with what the Federal Emergency Management Agency decided to pay. ______________________________________ Schools: Deerfield carnival features luau beach party theme It’s not Hawaii, but the warm spring weather will be a fitting backdrop for a Luau Beach Party from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Deerfield School, 101 Lawrence Ave. The carnival will feature Luau Party Shots, where those attending can get their pictures taken in the jaws of a shark; a Honolulu Hula Hooping contest; and the Hy-Vee “Hoorang a Bottle” Ring Toss. Among the inflatable beach party rides will be the Big Tsunami Slide, Willie the Killer Whale and a Royal Hawaiian moonwalk. Children will be able to get islander face painting and tropical tattoos, while adults browse the Makahiki Marketplace silent auction and bid on items such as a basketball signed by Roy Williams, a 5-foot-high inflatable palm tree and dinner for six prepared at the buyer’s home. ______________________________________ Fund-raiser: Raintree Run to disrupt foot, vehicle traffic Sunday The South Lawrence Trafficway Hike/Bike Trail will be closed to the public Sunday morning for the Raintree Run. Vehicle traffic in the south and western portions of Lawrence also may be disrupted briefly as participants cross city streets. The annual event, a fund-raiser to benefit Raintree Montessori School, features a 1-mile run/walk, 5K and half marathon. It will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday at the school, 4601 Clinton Parkway, and follow the trafficway’s hike/bike path. This year’s run is dedicated to the memory of Jack Stineman, a Raintree student killed in a June 2001 automobile accident, and celebrates the rebuilding of the school, burned in a July 2000 fire. Registration for walkers and runners continues from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the school and the morning of the race. Registration fees are $20 for the half marathon, $18 for the 5K and $10 for the 1-mile run/walk. For more information, contact Steve and Marcia Riley at 842-4351 or SRMriley@cs.com. ______________________________________ 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.
Joanna Haile Skridulis
April 13, 2002
Engagements
April 13, 2002
Engagements
April 13, 2002
Walbridge-Kenkel Gary and Margi Walbridge, Baldwin, and Andy and Therese Kenkel, Meriden, announce the engagement of their children, Allison Morgan Walbridge and Matthew Henry Kenkel.
Education needed
April 13, 2002
To the editor: I am writing in response to the letter by Danne Hautmann on April 8. I am appalled at the blatant anti-Semitism in this letter. It is this type of prejudice that leads to hatred and in fact violence against Jews, and impedes any progress toward peace and understanding, not only of Israel, but of Jews in general. It would take more space than is allowed in your paper to refute the issues in Mr. Hautmann’s letter, and shouldn’t be necessary in an educated society.
Education needed
April 13, 2002
Anniversaries
April 13, 2002
Hartpence George and Aileen Hartpence, Lawrence, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 at the home of their son, Doug Hartpence, 3104 Sherwood Drive, Lawrence.
4-H news
April 13, 2002
The Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club met Monday. Weston Allen gave a project talk on how to help provide food for the hungry. Jim Ashcraft also gave a project talk on groups to join for leadership training. Members enrolled in Level 3 and 4 leadership projects gave a presentation about how leaders guide their group. The next meeting will be May 13.
Area briefs
April 13, 2002
Humane Society sponsors ‘Dog Gone’ fund-raiser KU play ‘Desdemona’ has encore presentation Free State plans cookout to benefit soccer teams Penney’s employee arrested on suspicion of cash theft KU sets final examinations
Daily ticker
April 13, 2002
Daily ticker
April 13, 2002
Dow Industrials +14.74, 10,190.82
Andersen layoffs trouble KU seniors
April 13, 2002
By Mindie Paget Layoffs at Arthur Andersen are raising concerns among Kansas University accounting students who were promised post-graduation jobs at the troubled accounting firm. Until Monday, Jill O’Connell, a master’s student in accounting, expected to graduate this spring and then head off to Andersen’s Chicago office in September to start her career.
Honoring creation
Eco-spirituality movement grows among Lawrence faithful
April 13, 2002
By Jim Baker Members of Peace Mennonite Church will experience a different kind of worship service April 21. Titled “Honoring the Faith of God,” the service will feature as its centerpiece something called the “Council of All Beings.” Member Doug Hitt is helping to coordinate the service at Peace Mennonite, which meets at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Film’s greatest ‘Frailty’ is amateur screenplay
April 13, 2002
“Frailty” is a creepy little misfire of a movie about a serial killer who says he’s getting instructions from God. Its clunky, screenwriterly script gets by on two inventions. One is a “Twilight Zone” ending. The other is a murderous father who commits these crimes in front of his two small boys, as a way of getting them right with God.
A&E sleuths make stylish return
April 13, 2002
The mystery series “Nero Wolfe” (7 p.m., Sunday, A&E) returns for a second season with a two-hour episode. Maury Chaykin stars as Wolf, the rich, eccentric private eye with an expansive taste for books, fine wines, good food and the cultivation of sensual orchids. His dapper sidekick Archie Goodwin (Timothy Hutton) does most of the legwork while Wolf stays home supervising the chef.
Dancers break in new stage
Jazz and classical music fills the Lied Center
April 13, 2002
Diversity rules this weekend. The Prairie Wind Dancers will take the stage at the new Lawrence Arts Center, and the Festival of Bands will get the season started at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
April 13, 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.
Pay raises at KU above par this year
But survey finds faculty salaries still below average
April 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Faculty salaries at Kansas University this fiscal year rose almost twice as much as the national average for similar universities, according to a study released Friday. But KU’s salaries on average are still about $5,000 below those at other public, doctorate-granting universities.
Plan puts city in 2nd District
April 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Senate on Friday gave preliminary approval to a plan that would move Lawrence and Douglas County from the fast-growing 3rd Congressional District into a newly configured and more rural 2nd District.
Vinland students sink shovels into planting hundreds of trees
April 13, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Vinland Elementary School first-grader Ben Foster had a firm grip Friday on immediate and enduring benefits of planting trees. “This is fun. You get dirty,” Ben proclaimed while he inched a shovel into U.S. Corps of Engineers ground in southwest Lawrence to make space for a red maple.
Challenger understudy to be next teacher in space
April 13, 2002
Sixteen years after the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger ended its teacher-in-space program, NASA on Friday said it was launching a new effort to put educators in space, perhaps by 2004.
Powell-Arafat meeting called off after deadly Jerusalem bombing
April 13, 2002
Secretary of State Colin Powell early this morning called off his meeting today with Yasser Arafat. The decision came after a new suicide bombing spread out before Powell’s eyes the carnage he had come to Israel in hopes of ending.
Venture capital probe ordered
Circumstances surrounding state’s investment, 1998 legislation to be scrutinized
April 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves’ office Friday ordered investigation of circumstances surrounding passage of a 1998 bill now at the center of allegations that the state was cheated of millions of dollars in a business transaction.
KDOT bonuses to continue
Payments to highway engineers scheduled despite legislators’ objections
April 13, 2002
By Dave Ranney Undeterred by legislators’ objections, the Kansas Department of Transportation intends to dispense another round of salary bonuses to many of its highway engineers. “It would be unfair not to,” KDOT spokesman Marty Matthews said Friday. At least one legislator called the agency’s plans “arrogant.”
On your mark
April 13, 2002
Central Junior High School Principal Ted Juneau is the center of attention at the start of the school’s Fun Run. The event, which culminated the school’s annual fund drive, was contested Friday. Teachers and students lined up on school grounds at 15th and Massachusetts streets as Juneau prepared to fire a starter’s gun.
White House substitutes ‘homicide’ for ‘suicide’
April 13, 2002
The White House has added a new term to its Middle East descriptions: homicide bombings. That’s how White House spokesman Ari Fleischer has begun referring to bombing attacks in Israel, including Friday’s, in which a woman detonated explosives she was wearing, killing shoppers at a market.
American League Roundup: Sellout crowd sees Twins win
Radke helps Minnesota keep Tigers winless this season, 4-2
April 13, 2002
As Eddie Guardado closed out the Minnesota Twins’ first home-opening sellout in a decade, the loud Metrodome crowd was a little overwhelming for rookie manager Ron Gardenhire.
Legislators preparing for budget negotiations
April 13, 2002
The House and Senate agree the state shouldn’t cut aid to public schools, and both want to protect selected social services. And both have approved budgets that use more than $100 million from the state’s rainy-day funds to finance government programs.
University Briefs
April 13, 2002
Washburn schedules criminal justice day KU sets final exams KU to explore math for elementary students
Justice orders lists of suspects provided
April 13, 2002
The Justice Department has ordered that the names of known or suspected terrorists should be provided to federal, state and local police nationwide. A senior law enforcement official on Friday said tens of thousands of names were on the list.
Power struggles plague Afghan peace
April 13, 2002
Factional fighting erupted Friday in the hills just west of Kabul the latest in a series of Afghan power struggles ahead of a planned national council that will choose a new government.
Referees named for Kansas Relays
April 13, 2002
Honorary referees for this year’s Kansas Relays were revealed on Friday. College men’s referee will be Joe Dial, Oral Roberts track coach.
SFT coach resigns volleyball position
April 13, 2002
Longtime Santa Fe Trail volleyball coach Susan Averill has announced her resignation, Charger athletic director Brady Anshutz said Thursday.
Lion track team wins in Manhattan
April 13, 2002
Lawrence High’s boys track and field team claimed six individual first-place finishes and won the Manhattan Invitational on Friday. The Lions accumulated 15412 points, and Junction City was second in the nine-team meet with 94 points.
LHS soccer scares Rural
April 13, 2002
Topeka Washburn Rural, ranked among the top five teams in the state, scored on a penalty kick six minutes into overtime, and the Junior Blues escaped with a 2-1 girls soccer victory over Lawrence High on Friday.
Gordon takes pole in Virginia
Hamilton second in qualifying for Martinsville race
April 13, 2002
Jeff Gordon followed his best race of the season with his best qualifying effort, rebounding from slow practice speeds to win the pole Friday for the Virginia 500. The defending Winston Cup champion, just sixth in points after seven races, turned a lap at 94.
KU softball eyes .500
Jayhawks to entertain Texas Tech
April 13, 2002
Kansas University’s softball team hopes to climb closer to the .500 mark in Big 12 Conference standings when it plays host to struggling Texas Tech today and Sunday. The Jayhawks, 3-6 in the league, will tangle with the Red Raiders, 1-9, at 2 p.m. today and at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Jayhawk Field.
Fort Hays State wins national debate title
April 13, 2002
The Kansas University men’s basketball team may have come up short, but Kansas does have a national champion this year. Fort Hays State University has brought home its first national championship in debate in what happens to be the school’s centennial year.
Death penalty errors can’t be corrected
April 13, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald A few words about 100 people who were not killed. They very easily could have been killed, it was forcefully argued that they should have been killed and if most of us had our way, they likely would have been killed. After all, they were convicted criminals, perpetrators of a sickening cavalcade of rapes, robberies and murders.
Lilt, zest and energy
April 13, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The good news is that “retiring” Bob Foster still will be contributing to the local music scene. A man who has been a dynamic member of the Kansas University family for 31 years is moving on this year. Fortunately, he is not leaving Lawrence.
Kennedy settles assault case
April 13, 2002
In a settlement announced this week, Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to a former security guard at Los Angeles International Airport who alleged that the congressman assaulted her at a security checkpoint in 2000.
Lawmakers deride colleague for accusations about Sept. 11
Congresswoman claims Bush may have ignored warnings
April 13, 2002
Fellow lawmakers Friday criticized Rep. Cynthia McKinney’s allegations that Bush administration officials may have ignored advance warning of the Sept. 11 attacks and their political allies have profited from the war on terrorism.
Dozens killed in 3rd Afghan quake
April 13, 2002
An earthquake Friday morning shook northern Afghanistan, leaving a village in ruins and killing more than 30 people, aid officials said. At least 100 others were injured. The quake struck at 8:30 a.m. with a magnitude of 5.8, according to the U.S.-based National Earthquake Information Center.
Synagogue crash raising questions
April 13, 2002
The death toll in a fiery truck crash at a Tunisian synagogue rose to at least 10 on Friday, as officials sought to deflect questions about how the explosion could have been an accident.
Rebels in Nepal kill 54; troops take control
April 13, 2002
Hundreds of government troops took control Friday of an area where rebels armed with bombs and guns attacked four towns in western Nepal, killing 48 policemen and six civilians, the government said.
Theatrics may have backfired, lawyer says
April 13, 2002
On the same day flamboyant defense attorney Nedra Ruiz was replaced in a notorious dog-mauling death case, she confessed her dramatic defense strategies may have led to her client’s second-degree murder conviction.
Friends and neighbors
April 13, 2002
SFT coach resigns volleyball position
April 13, 2002
Longtime Santa Fe Trail volleyball coach Susan Averill has announced her resignation, Charger athletic director Brady Anshutz said Thursday.
Eco-spirituality movement grows among Lawrence faithful
April 13, 2002
By Jim Baker Members of Peace Mennonite Church will experience a different kind of worship service April 21. Titled “Honoring the Faith of God,” the service will feature as its centerpiece something called the “Council of All Beings.” Member Doug Hitt is helping to coordinate the service at Peace Mennonite, which meets at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Referees named for Kansas Relays
April 13, 2002
Honorary referees for this year’s Kansas Relays were revealed on Friday. College men’s referee will be Joe Dial, Oral Roberts track coach.
6Sports video report: Local athlete to participate in only one event
April 13, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the upcoming Kansas Relays and the participation of Kansas City native Maurice Green, who holds the world record in the 100 meters.
Rebels in Nepal kill 54
April 13, 2002
Hundreds of government troops took control Friday of an area where rebels armed with bombs and guns attacked four towns in western Nepal, killing 48 policemen and six civilians, the government said.
Synagogue crash raising questions
April 13, 2002
The death toll in a fiery truck crash at a Tunisian synagogue rose to at least 10 on Friday, as officials sought to deflect questions about how the explosion could have been an accident.
Dozens killed in 3rd Afghan quake
April 13, 2002
An earthquake Friday morning shook northern Afghanistan, leaving a village in ruins and killing more than 30 people, aid officials said. At least 100 others were injured. The quake struck at 8:30 a.m. with a magnitude of 5.8, according to the U.S.-based National Earthquake Information Center.
Lion track team wins in Manhattan
April 13, 2002
Lawrence High’s boys track and field team claimed six individual first-place finishes and won the Manhattan Invitational on Friday. The Lions accumulated 1541¼2 points, and Junction City was second in the nine-team meet with 94 points.
Theatrics may have backfired, lawyer says
April 13, 2002
On the same day flamboyant defense attorney Nedra Ruiz was replaced in a notorious dog-mauling death case, she confessed her dramatic defense strategies may have led to her client’s second-degree murder conviction.
Class criminal?
April 13, 2002
To the editor: Sometime around 60 years ago, I stole a bracelet from a classmate. I was in the third grade. Upon receiving no information to her questions, the teacher, Miss Hanna, said she would search desks until she found the bracelet. Of course, she found it in my desk but she continued on until all the desks had been searched. During our talk, I was never allowed to think that what I did was OK or acceptable. On the other hand, I was not made to feel that my sin was unforgivable.
America loses sense of history
April 13, 2002
By E.R. Shipp New York Daily News As a royals watcher, I have been fascinated with the way the British have reacted to the death of their Queen Mum. In that choreographed-to-the-minute procession last week when a horse-drawn carriage brought her coffin from St. James’s Palace to Westminster Hall were centuries of pomp and circumstance, connecting the present to the past.
Court forbids Titanic sale
April 13, 2002
A federal appeals court Friday refused to let an Atlanta salvage company sell artifacts recovered from the wreck of the Titanic. In a 3-0 ruling, a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision by a lower-court judge and said that R.M.S. Titanic Inc. does not have title to the objects taken from the bottom of the sea.
is amateur screenplay
April 13, 2002
“Frailty” is a creepy little misfire of a movie about a serial killer who says he’s getting instructions from God. Its clunky, screenwriterly script gets by on two inventions. One is a “Twilight Zone” ending. The other is a murderous father who commits these crimes in front of his two small boys, as a way of getting them right with God.
Legislators preparing for budget negotiations
April 13, 2002
The House and Senate agree the state shouldn’t cut aid to public schools, and both want to protect selected social services. And both have approved budgets that use more than $100 million from the state’s rainy-day funds to finance government programs.
Senior leery of telephone scam
April 13, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence woman said she suspected she had been targeted earlier this week by someone trying to get credit-card information from her over the telephone. The caller was offering “for a few dollars a month” to give her protection from credit card scams, said the 82-year-old woman, who asked that her name not be published.
Challenger understudy to be next teacher in space
April 13, 2002
Sixteen years after the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger ended its teacher-in-space program, NASA on Friday said it was launching a new effort to put educators in space, perhaps by 2004.
Pride Week shows fun, serious sides
April 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Hundreds of students flocked Friday to watch men in wigs, high heels and fishnet hose dance outside the Kansas Union. The popular Brown Bag Drag show brought together drag queens, gay and straight students, and protesters as part of the annual Pride Week.
JetBlue Airways shares soar on first day
April 13, 2002
Shares of low-fare carrier JetBlue Airways Corp. surged Friday in their market debut. JetBlue’s shares blew past their opening price of $27, rising nearly 67 percent to close at $45 on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Andersen layoffs trouble KU seniors
April 13, 2002
By Mindie Paget Layoffs at Arthur Andersen are raising concerns among Kansas University accounting students who were promised post-graduation jobs at the troubled accounting firm. Until Monday, Jill O’Connell, a master’s student in accounting, expected to graduate this spring and then head off to Andersen’s Chicago office in September to start her career.
Joanna Haile Skridulis
April 13, 2002
Memorial services for Joanna Haile Skridulis, 57, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Skridulis died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at her home.
Morris wins eighth straight decision at Busch, 7-3
April 13, 2002
Even on a chilly night, Matt Morris made himself right at home in Busch Stadium. Backed by Jim Edmonds’ two solo home runs and J.D. Drew’s long two-run shot, Morris pitched the St. Louis Cardinals past the Houston Astros 7-3 Friday night.
KU Football Notebook: Kansas assistant coach Bowen to find time for wedding tonight
April 13, 2002
By David Mitchell Today will be a busy day for Clint Bowen. Kansas University’s running backs coach and special teams coordinator will be on campus this morning for the Jayhawks’ scrimmage.
Jayhawks to entertain Texas Tech
April 13, 2002
Kansas University’s softball team hopes to climb closer to the .500 mark in Big 12 Conference standings when it plays host to struggling Texas Tech today and Sunday. The Jayhawks, 3-6 in the league, will tangle with the Red Raiders, 1-9, at 2 p.m. today and at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Jayhawk Field.
Hamilton second in qualifying for Martinsville race
April 13, 2002
Jeff Gordon followed his best race of the season with his best qualifying effort, rebounding from slow practice speeds to win the pole Friday for the Virginia 500. The defending Winston Cup champion, just sixth in points after seven races, turned a lap at 94.
Lois K. Eisele
April 13, 2002
Overland Park  Services for Lois K. Eisele, 84, Lenexa, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Chapel, Overland Park. Burial will be in Silent City Cemetery, DeSoto. Mrs. Eisele died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Lakeview Village Health Center.
Tribe topples Royals - Cleveland 3, Kansas City 1
April 13, 2002
It’s now much more than a fast start. It’s one of the best the Cleveland Indians have ever had. “It’s real cool,” shortstop Omar Vizquel said after the Indians extended their winning streak to nine games Friday night with a 3-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.
LHS soccer scares Rural
April 13, 2002
Topeka Washburn Rural, ranked among the top five teams in the state, scored on a penalty kick six minutes into overtime, and the Junior Blues escaped with a 2-1 girls soccer victory over Lawrence High on Friday.
Student shot to death
April 13, 2002
A student was fatally shot Friday in the parking lot of a technical school near Fort Lauderdale. Police were searching for a man accused earlier of stalking her. Annette Arteaga, a 22-year-old business student at Atlantic Technical Center, died at a hospital, police said.
Tribe topples Royals - Cleveland 3, Kansas City 1
April 13, 2002
It’s now much more than a fast start. It’s one of the best the Cleveland Indians have ever had. “It’s real cool,” shortstop Omar Vizquel said after the Indians extended their winning streak to nine games Friday night with a 3-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.
Free State meeting
April 13, 2002
An information meeting for prospective Free State High School football players and their parents will be held at 7 p.m. next Tuesday in the FSHS auditorium.
Club news
April 13, 2002
Club news
April 13, 2002
The University Bridge Club met April 6. The hosts were Henry and Dorothy Miller and Bud and Betty Lukens. The Blue winners were: Ed Stellmacher, first; Bud Lukens, second; George Bocquin, third; Don Whitaker, fourth; and Roy Cropp, fifth.
Briefly
April 13, 2002
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April 13, 2002
The Lawrence Suzuki String Studios will present a program of violin and cello music at 7 p.m. Sunday at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. Violin students are from the studios of Eleanor Allen and Julie Holmberg. Cello students are from the studio of Connie Satori. The recital is open to the public. Children performing are Yun Lu Chen, Paul Eltschinger, Katie Franz, Elsa Goossen, Evan Hilpman, Ruilong Hu, Willie Johnson, Stefen Korff, Haley Korff, Madison Korff, Susan Lee, Yan Li, Johnathan Matson, Lillie Ruttinger, Mathew Schaich, Leigh Schenewerk, Elizabeth Schmidtberger, Abigail Schmidtberger, Hannah Seger, Meredith Van Loenen, Katerina Vaughn, Rebecca Weinaug, Gerry Wohlerz, Katie Wohlerz, Peter Zemansky, Nicole Limones, Derick Limones and Britany Limones, Tina Tian, Joel Bonner, Lars Boshek, Victoria Gilman, Katelyn Hogsett, Danielle Li, Myron Liu, Nina Nikazm, Malachi Podrebarec, Hillary Podrebarec, Jacqueline Qi, Julia Silverstein, Paul Wade, Kaily Wendt, Hannah Whipple, and Noah Yoshida, violinists; Madison Boulton, John Wade, F. Johanning, Robert Weinaug, Garret Korff, Henry Caldwell and C. Caldwell, cellists.
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