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British troops join in search for Taliban, al-Qaida
April 16, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 6:21 p.m.) British troops have launched their first major combat operation of the Afghan conflict, joining U.S. and Afghan soldiers searching the snowcapped peaks of southeastern Afghanistan for al-Qaida and Taliban fighters, coalition officials said Tuesday.
Decisions difficult for Jayhawks
April 16, 2002
By Chuck Woodling What almost everyone thought was a done deal Drew Gooden declaring for the NBA Draft is dragging like the cold molasses of an extra-inning baseball game. Now we hear that Gooden, who had said he would announce last week whether he would turn pro or return for his senior season at Kansas University, will wait until Friday afternoon before revealing his decision.
School transfers
April 16, 2002
On the record
April 16, 2002
On the record
April 16, 2002
Law enforcement report  A car driven by a Kansas University student overturned after it struck the side of a truck about 11 a.m. Monday in the 800 block of Iowa Street, Lawrence Police said. The driver of the car, Meghann Parman, a sophomore from Arkansas City, was not hurt. William Roderick II, 54, the driver of the six-axle box truck belonging to Randolph Carter Enterprises, was also not hurt.
Old home town - 25, 50 and 100 years ago today
April 16, 2002
Old home town - 25, 50 and 100 years ago today
April 16, 2002
IN 1977 - After a three-hour, closed-door session that was termed “frank, open and very productive,” Lawrence city manager Buford Watson was given a vote of confidence by the Lawrence City Commission. The occasion had been the annual evaluation of the manager and the city staff. The costs of benefits by employees in county government continued to mount, and the commission was studying ways to cut the upswings.
Jess Queen
April 16, 2002
Topeka  Memorial services for Jess Queen, 44, Topeka, will be announced at a later date. He was cremated. Mr. Queen died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He had cancer.
Faulty figure?
April 16, 2002
Clark services
April 16, 2002
Clark services
April 16, 2002
Baldwin  Services for Mary M. Clark, 69, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Baldwin. Burial will be in Deay Cemetery, south of Eudora. Mrs. Clark died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at her home.
Area briefs
April 16, 2002
Newspaper editor to assume chair at KU Osage County wreck kills one Vinland student places 10th in state spelling bee
Your Money: Filing for extension could prove costly
April 16, 2002
Karen Bledsoe reports on penalties that can be assessed when an extension is filed with the IRS.
6News video report: Post Office packed with procrastinators
April 16, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the people that rushed to the main Lawrence Post Office to get their tax returns in the mail with an April 15th postmark.
Gonzalez’s gum goes for $10,000
April 16, 2002
A Wisconsin man gave up a real wad $10,000 for the gnawed-on chewing gum of Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonzalez. It was all for charity, of course.
American League Roundup: Lowe sharp as Boston starter
Red Sox hurler strikes out nine in 4-3 decision over Yankees
April 16, 2002
It took a win over the New York Yankees to convince former All-Star closer Derek Lowe that he belongs as a starter for the Red Sox, even though he came within six outs of a no-hitter two weeks ago.
Haskell conference targets research areas
April 16, 2002
Haskell Indian Nations University on Wednesday will play host to a national conference aimed at exploring ways to increase tribal colleges’ and universities’ involvement in biomedical, environmental and behavioral research.
County Commission
Commission reviews bridge improvements
April 16, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Wednesday County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Felons to pay fee for county supervision
April 16, 2002
By Mark Fagan Felons soon will pay an extra $25 a month for the chance to stay out of jail, under a Douglas County Community Corrections financing plan approved Monday. “If you do the crime, you ought to pay the bills,” said Jere McElhaney, chairman of the Douglas County Commission. “If it goes to $50, it won’t hurt my feelings.”
Laureate warns of ozone, pollution
April 16, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Pollution such as nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons from burning gas and wood, and ozone are not just limited to large urban areas. The effects are now spread out in a band across the Northern Hemisphere, F. Sherwood Rowland told a crowd of about 100 Monday in Budig Hall.
Charles Wayne Riddle
April 16, 2002
Jess Queen
April 16, 2002
NASCAR fines, warns Harvick
Rough tactics cost driver $35,000, extended probation
April 16, 2002
NASCAR fined Kevin Harvick $35,000 on Monday and extended his probation until the end of the year for rough driving at Martinsville Speedway. NASCAR also warned Harvick that further bad behavior would lead to a suspension.
One year after stroke, Olathe man competes
April 16, 2002
One year ago, a stroke left Marc Hardin unable to feed himself. He could barely open his eyes. On Monday, he ran in the Boston Marathon, finishing in four hours, 20 minutes.
Labor talks resume today
April 16, 2002
Baseball’s labor talks resume today, but it’s still too early to determine if players will strike in what would be baseball’s ninth work stoppage since 1972. While owners have pledged not to lock out players or change work rules through the World Series, the union maintains the option of a late-season walkout to preempt the possibility of a lockout or work rule changes during the offseason.
LHS golfers second at Northwest tourney
April 16, 2002
Lawrence High posted a season-best 318 on Monday to place second at the 20-team Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational at Club of the Country. LHS junior Thomas Fullbright shot a 4-over-par 76 to place third. Spencer Wilson (77), Nathaniel Spencer (81) and Camron Flanders (84) also contributed to the team score.
Kansas Speedway considers expansion
April 16, 2002
Kansas Speedway brought in about $150 million to the Kansas City area economy in its first year in 2001, and speedway officials said Monday they are considering adding seats to accommodate more fans.
FSHS, LHS asked to cut assistants
Head coaches for all sports told to plan on eliminating aides
April 16, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Bracing for more potential cuts in the district’s budget for high school athletics, administrators have told all head coaches at Free State High and Lawrence High to plan on eliminating an assistant from their respective programs for the 2002-03 academic year.
Consultants detect similar goals in district facilities survey
April 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Improving the academic environment for all students is the top priority of Lawrence school teachers, elected officials and parents, a facilities consulting firm reported Monday.
6Sports video report: LHS girls end losing skid
April 16, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the LHS girls’ soccer game against the Shawnee Mission Northwest Cougars.
Nation Briefs
April 16, 2002
Kentucky: Sheriff candidate linked to slaying of incumbent California: Shooting at clinic leaves three dead North Carolina: Supreme Court rejects desegregation appeal Los Angeles: Condor chick hatches Washington, D.C.: Wrinkle drug approved Florida: Railcar hits snag at space station
Briefly
April 16, 2002
South Korea: Jet hits mountain in fog; at least 119 people killed Chicago: Panel recommends changes to death penalty Afghanistan: 4 U.S. soldiers killed during attempt to defuse explosives
KU professors clerked for White
April 16, 2002
By Terry Rombeck For two Kansas University law professors, Supreme Court Justice Byron White’s Midwestern work ethic meant high expectations and long days at the office. Stephen McAllister and Chris Drahozal served as clerks for White, who died Monday in Denver at age 84.
Retired Supreme Court Justice Byron White dies
April 16, 2002
Retired Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White, appointed by Democratic President Kennedy but remembered as a law-and-order conservative who opposed much of the court’s liberal 1960s agenda, died Monday at 84.
Producers’ actor gets hook after only four weeks
Nathan Lane’s replacement ‘was creepy,’ fan says
April 16, 2002
Bye Bye Bialystock. Henry Goodman, who took over last month from Nathan Lane as the rapscallion Max Bialystock in “The Producers,” has been let go from the Broadway musical hit after playing the role for only four weeks.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
April 16, 2002
Drowning death will leave void at Lawrence Farmers Market
April 16, 2002
By Mike Belt Kathleen Garrett won’t be at her regular space this year at the downtown Lawrence Farmers Market. “She is really going to be missed,” the market’s manager, Mark Jones, said Monday after learning that the 49-year-old Lawrence woman drowned Sunday in a Lee’s Summit, Mo., lake.
Lawrence reviews fireworks policies
April 16, 2002
By Joel Mathis The Lawrence City Commission will review fireworks regulations tonight, after fireworks were blamed last July 4 for a Lawrence apartment fire that destroyed four units and displaced 17 tenants.
Remember: It’s OK to seek help from a grown-up
April 16, 2002
What should you do if you’re bullied? There are some good tips in a book called “Nobody Knew What to Do A Story About Bullying,” by Becky Ray McCain. One important idea is that it’s OK to walk away from a fight and find an adult to help. You can still feel proud of yourself.
Beating the bullies
Students learn how to cope with teasing, threats
April 16, 2002
By Jim Baker Meglin Rego knows what it’s like to be bullied. “Two years ago, there was this boy that I liked,” said Meglin, 11, a fifth-grader at Kennedy School. “And one time at recess, he kicked me in the back. He was a big guy, too he was 10.”
Common herbicide linked to frog mutations
April 16, 2002
Male frogs exposed to even very low doses of a common weed killer can develop multiple sex organs sometimes both male and female researchers in California have discovered.
Frank Lloyd Wright house gets structural overhaul
Fallingwater in no danger of falling in water
April 16, 2002
Fallingwater is falling no more. After months of work, Frank Lloyd Wright’s sagging architectural masterpiece is standing on its own again with the help of an innovative system of steel cables buried under the home’s stone floors.
Kansas film to feature former champ
Tommy Morrison to play role in movie to be shot in Parsons, Lawrence
April 16, 2002
Former boxing champion Tommy Morrison will return to movies this summer. But this isn’t exactly “Rocky V,” nor is his co-star Sylvester Stallone. Instead, Morrison will play one of two policemen trying to thwart zombies that have invaded the world, in an independent film directed by Pittsburg State University graduate Chris Watson.
Nightclub shooter eludes police
April 16, 2002
Police were searching for a man who walked into a nightclub and opened fire, killing one man and critically injuring another. Two other people who were hit by bullets in the shooting early Sunday morning at the Paradise Restaurant and Club were treated and released from a hospital, police said.
SEC looks into vote by Hewlett
April 16, 2002
Hewlett-Packard Co. acknowledged Monday that the Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors in New York are looking into its executives’ contacts with big investors just before last month’s vote on the purchase of Compaq Computer Corp.
Rent alternative?
April 16, 2002
Bonus defense
April 16, 2002
Seabury will announce plans for Alvamar
April 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter If the financial ball lands in the right spot, Bishop Seabury Academy will announce next month a formal deal to acquire Alvamar Racquet and Swim Club for development into a new campus.
Wife joins husband on Lecompton Council
April 16, 2002
By Mark Fagan Roy Paslay trudged home from his regular Lecompton City Council meeting one night last year, mumbling about how he couldn’t get anything done. Too much dissension. Too much confusion.
Pope summons American cardinals
April 16, 2002
Pope John Paul II has summoned American cardinals to the Vatican for an extraordinary meeting to talk about sex abuse scandals in the U.S. church. The talks will take place early next week, a senior Vatican official said Monday.
Stovall drops out
Officials uncertain where funds from campaign will be allocated
April 16, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall’s withdrawal from the Republican Party primary for governor ended days of speculation about her political intentions but raised questions about the status of campaign funds she has collected the past few months.
Charles Wayne Riddle
April 16, 2002
Leavenworth  Memorial services for Charles Wayne Riddle, 65, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Riddle died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Consultants detect similar goals in district facilities survey
April 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Improving the academic environment for all students is the top priority of Lawrence school teachers, elected officials and parents, a facilities consulting firm reported Monday.
Commission reviews bridge improvements
April 16, 2002
Agenda highlights  6:35 p.m. Wednesday  County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Decisions difficult for Jayhawks
April 16, 2002
By Chuck Woodling What almost everyone thought was a done deal  Drew Gooden declaring for the NBA Draft  is dragging like the cold molasses of an extra-inning baseball game. Now we hear that Gooden, who had said he would announce last week whether he would turn pro or return for his senior season at Kansas University, will wait until Friday afternoon before revealing his decision.
Drowning death will leave void at Lawrence Farmers Market
April 16, 2002
By Mike Belt Kathleen Garrett won’t be at her regular space this year at the downtown Lawrence Farmers Market. “She is really going to be missed,” the market’s manager, Mark Jones, said Monday after learning that the 49-year-old Lawrence woman drowned Sunday in a Lee’s Summit, Mo., lake.
Faulty figure?
April 16, 2002
To the editor: Mr. Marsh cites a claim by the American Farmland Trust that the United States is losing 400,000 acres of open land to developmental sprawl each hour. Unless my calculator and fingers and toes have failed me, I would suggest that this figure needs some modification. Given that a a square mile of land contains 640 acres, the quoted rate of loss would mean that 625 square miles of land were being lost hourly, 15,000 square miles daily and 5,375,000 square miles annually. Since the total land area of the United States is 3,717,813 square miles, either the quoted figure is incorrect, or we lost the battle to contain developmental sprawl some time ago.
Laureate warns of ozone, pollution
April 16, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Pollution such as nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons from burning gas and wood, and ozone are not just limited to large urban areas. The effects are now spread out in a band across the Northern Hemisphere, F. Sherwood Rowland told a crowd of about 100 Monday in Budig Hall.
Haskell conference targets research areas
April 16, 2002
Haskell Indian Nations University on Wednesday will play host to a national conference aimed at exploring ways to increase tribal colleges’ and universities’ involvement in biomedical, environmental and behavioral research.
Seabury will announce plans for Alvamar
April 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter If the financial ball lands in the right spot, Bishop Seabury Academy will announce next month a formal deal to acquire Alvamar Racquet and Swim Club for development into a new campus.
Teen on the street
April 16, 2002
This week’s question Asked at Central Junior High School
City to decide on retail center
April 16, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence city commissioners will be asked to make a decision tonight on how much area around Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive should be devoted to retail. Owners of 19 acres on the northeast corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive will ask city commissioners to approve a preliminary development plan allowing a new 148,000-square-foot retail center.
Former professor returns to school to lead liberal arts and sciences
April 16, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The executive director of the Kansas Board of Regents will be the next dean of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Kim Wilcox will return to KU, where he was a faculty member in speech, language and hearing from 1984 to 1998.
Felons to pay fee for county supervision
April 16, 2002
By Mark Fagan Felons soon will pay an extra $25 a month for the chance to stay out of jail, under a Douglas County Community Corrections financing plan approved Monday. “If you do the crime, you ought to pay the bills,” said Jere McElhaney, chairman of the Douglas County Commission. “If it goes to $50, it won’t hurt my feelings.”
Bonus defense
April 16, 2002
To the editor: As a Kansan and daughter of a KDOT employee, I wish to respond to the April 7 article regarding state employee bonuses. Mr. McKee characterizes himself as being “in the trenches,” and while his job is vital, so too are the services provided by thousands of other state employees. For example, during my father’s 30-year KDOT career, I have seen him get up at 2 a.m. to supervise snow removal, drive hundreds of miles to check on projects, and attend countless meetings and seminars to improve the ways in which KDOT conducts business on all levels.
Powell proposes summit
April 16, 2002
Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday embraced the idea of an international conference aimed at stopping Middle East violence and restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
6Sports video report: Gooden to make announcement on Friday
April 16, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Drew Gooden and the ucomping announcement of his decision to stay at KU or leave for the NBA.
Lack of commitment
April 16, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Carla Stovall’s exit from the Kansas governor’s race has left a lot of Republicans shaking their heads. “I must tell you that she hasn’t been real excited about the governorship from day one,” Larry Steckline, a friend of Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall’s, said on Monday.
Lopez scores decisive goal in 1-0 victory over Cougars
April 16, 2002
By Doug Pacey Carrie Skahan and her Lawrence High teammates had some extra incentive to play well Monday night. It seems LHS girls soccer coach Keith Nelson told his players that if they gave up a goal within the first 10 minutes of the game the team would be in for a tough practice afterward.
KU professors clerked for White
April 16, 2002
By Terry Rombeck For two Kansas University law professors, Supreme Court Justice Byron White’s Midwestern work ethic meant high expectations and long days at the office. Stephen McAllister and Chris Drahozal served as clerks for White, who died Monday in Denver at age 84.
Head coaches for all sports told to plan on eliminating aides
April 16, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Bracing for more potential cuts in the district’s budget for high school athletics, administrators have told all head coaches at Free State High and Lawrence High to plan on eliminating an assistant from their respective programs for the 2002-03 academic year.
Partiers post happy returns
April 16, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess From 8 p.m. until just before midnight Monday, Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds stood next to the drive-through mailboxes on Kentucky Street, taking mail from a steady stream of tax filers. Â World Online Video by Mike Yoder
NBA Roundup: Pierce too much for Wolves
April 16, 2002
The Minnesota Timberwolves couldn’t find an answer to Paul Pierce. Pierce scored 31 points as the Boston Celtics held off a fourth quarter rally and beat the Timberwolves 93-90.
Nicklaus’ prediction no longer so outrageous
April 16, 2002
He has the flair and charisma of Arnold Palmer, the power and intimidation of Jack Nicklaus. Perhaps it won’t be long before Tiger Woods has as many green jackets as both of them combined.
Kenya sweeps Boston Marathon
April 16, 2002
Kenya reclaimed the Boston Marathon on Monday, sweeping the first four men’s spots and the top two for the women. Rodgers Rop held off Christopher Cheboiboch by three seconds to win in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 2 seconds.
Friday D-Day for Gooden
KU junior to announce decision
April 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden stands to become a rich man if and when he declares for the NBA Draft. “It’s not any guesstimate. He’s going to be a high pick,” Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams stated Monday while announcing he and Gooden would hold a news conference at 4 p.m. Friday to reveal the 6-foot-10 junior’s decision about returning to KU or bolting to the pros.
People
April 16, 2002
It’s curtains for Diller Grammer gives back Eastwood loses title Poetry and rainbows
Bin Laden video includes hijacker footage
April 16, 2002
In a posthumous farewell message broadcast Monday on the Arab TV station Al-Jazeera, a man identified as one of the Sept. 11 hijackers said “It is time we kill the Americans in their heartland.”
Russia won’t part with painting
April 16, 2002
A famous painting of a plain black square by avant-garde artist Kasimir Malevich was expected to fetch millions of dollars at auction but it was snatched off the block by Russia’s Culture Ministry, which deemed it too precious to sell.
MTV casts Aerosmith as icon
April 16, 2002
Sure, there are Grammys and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There are MTV’s Video Music Awards and platinum albums, too. But Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler said the ultimate accolade comes when well-known artists cover the songs that made his band a household name.
Factory workers blame prisoners for loss of jobs
April 16, 2002
Some former workers at the Century Manufacturing plant say inmates at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility have taken their jobs. More than 40 employees lost their jobs when the Wichita-based company closed the acrylics plant March 29.
Regents director named dean
Former professor returns to school to lead liberal arts and sciences
April 16, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The executive director of the Kansas Board of Regents will be the next dean of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Kim Wilcox will return to KU, where he was a faculty member in speech, language and hearing from 1984 to 1998.
City to decide on retail center
April 16, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence city commissioners will be asked to make a decision tonight on how much area around Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive should be devoted to retail. Owners of 19 acres on the northeast corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive will ask city commissioners to approve a preliminary development plan allowing a new 148,000-square-foot retail center.
Penalties lurking for late filers
Tax experts say best way to avoid punishment is to file extension
April 16, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe If you missed Monday’s tax filing deadline, you may or may not have to face some serious consequences. Area tax experts said it really depends on what type of taxpayer you are one who owes taxes or one who is due a refund.
Area briefs
April 16, 2002
Suspect flees twice, arrested both times Suspect fights police, damages patrol car Court hearing scheduled in accidental shooting Dog owners sued for llama deaths
Pro-U.S. Arabs question Mideast policy
April 16, 2002
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers
Eudoran mounts gubernatorial run
Former superintendent acknowledges he’s a long shot in GOP
April 16, 2002
By Joel Mathis Dan Bloom figures he couldn’t do worse running the state than the people now in charge. That’s why the political unknown believes he has a shot at being governor. “You look around and there’s nobody who has any credibility,” Bloom said Monday. “We need some responsibility over there.”
Israel arrests alleged bombing mastermind
Sharon won’t commit to full withdrawal, despite talks with U.S.
April 16, 2002
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Monday that Israeli troops would press ahead with a campaign against Palestinian militants in two major West Bank towns despite U.S. pleas for a full withdrawal. Israel also grabbed a senior aide to Yasser Arafat, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade leader Marwan Barghouti, whom Sharon says was behind suicide bombings.
Balancing drug-test benefits
April 16, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Authoritative sources from a well-known pharmaceutical company divulged to us the truth about compassionate use of experimental drugs. This is a heart-rending issue involving untold numbers of critically ill people who are desperate for a cure.
Welfare reform hits bumps
April 16, 2002
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel Many of the women who used to mope around all day, watching TV soap operas and collecting their welfare checks every month, are now working, sometimes in two jobs, to make ends meet. Those jobs have improved women’s self-esteem and given their children a positive role model to admire.
Daily ticker
April 16, 2002
delivers timeless humor
April 16, 2002
By Jan Biles Lawrence Community Theatre’s production of the classic “Arsenic and Old Lace” is  well, a comedy to die for. An old faithful in theater circles, the wacky murder story was written in 1941 by Joseph Kesselring, and has been staged in high schools, community theaters and professional venues ever since.
Students learn how to cope with teasing, threats
April 16, 2002
By Jim Baker Meglin Rego knows what it’s like to be bullied. “Two years ago, there was this boy that I liked,” said Meglin, 11, a fifth-grader at Kennedy School. “And one time at recess, he kicked me in the back. He was a big guy, too  he was 10.”
Lawrence reviews fireworks policies
April 16, 2002
By Joel Mathis The Lawrence City Commission will review fireworks regulations tonight, after fireworks were blamed last July 4 for a Lawrence apartment fire that destroyed four units and displaced 17 tenants.
LHS golfers second at Northwest tourney
April 16, 2002
Lawrence High posted a season-best 318 on Monday to place second at the 20-team Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational at Club of the Country. LHS junior Thomas Fullbright shot a 4-over-par 76 to place third. Spencer Wilson (77), Nathaniel Spencer (81) and Camron Flanders (84) also contributed to the team score.
On the street
April 16, 2002
Asked at Central Junior High School How do you like to beat the heat?
Tax experts say best way to avoid punishment is to file extension
April 16, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe If you missed Monday’s tax filing deadline, you may or may not have to face some serious consequences. Area tax experts said it really depends on what type of taxpayer you are  one who owes taxes or one who is due a refund.
s OK to seek help from a grown-up
April 16, 2002
What should you do if you’re bullied? There are some good tips in a book called “Nobody Knew What to Do  A Story About Bullying,” by Becky Ray McCain. One important idea is that it’s OK to walk away from a fight and find an adult to help. You can still feel proud of yourself.
Lack of commitment
April 16, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Carla Stovall’s exit from the Kansas governor’s race has left a lot of Republicans shaking their heads. “I must tell you that she hasn’t been real excited about the governorship from day one,” Larry Steckline, a friend of Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall’s, said on Monday.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
April 16, 2002
The Journal-World has found a 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.
Local briefs
April 16, 2002
 IRS: $500,000 in refunds unclaimed by taxpayers The Internal Revenue Service wants to pay Kansans almost $500,000 in unclaimed refunds. It just can’t find the right addresses to send the checks. Monday afternoon, Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., released a list of hundreds of Kansans who for one reason or another have not received their refund checks. If your name is on the list, call (800) 829-1040 to get your refund, or fill out Form 3911, the Taxpayer Statement Regarding Refund, and send it to the IRS. The complete list of names is available on Moore’s Web site, www.house.gov/moore. ___________________________________  Police: Bowling ball becomes windshield-smashing weapon A woman was angry with a man Sunday, so she used a bowling ball to smash the front windshield of his car, Lawrence Police said. Police were called about 10:15 a.m. to the 3100 block of Creekwood Drive to quell a domestic disturbance. A 23-year-old Lawrence man said he’d been involved in a fight with a 22-year-old woman and had suffered several scratches, police said. The woman had left the area when police arrived. No arrest was made. ___________________________________  Courts: Second trial scheduled for Baldwin shooting A man charged last fall in a Baldwin shooting is scheduled to go before a jury again July 10. Last month a Douglas County jury was unable to decide whether Stephen Meeker, 34, was guilty of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and attempted aggravated battery. The jury deadlocked after eight hours of deliberations. Monday, Douglas County Assistant Dist. Atty. Dan Dunbar told Judge Jack Murphy the District Attorney’s Office intends to try Meeker again. Meeker is accused of shooting Steven Swafford, 31, Lawrence, after a long-standing neighborhood dispute. Dunbar said he will ask that Meeker’s attorney, Jim Rumsey, recuse himself from the case for testifying in the initial trial. A hearing on that motion was set by Murphy for 11 a.m. May 6. ___________________________________  Kansas University: Researcher offers analysis of privatized child welfare An associate professor at Kansas University’s School of Social Welfare will present a critical overview Wednesday of the 1996 decision to privatize child welfare services in Kansas during a noon meeting of the University Forum at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. “The principles that drive the system are flawed,” said Rick Spano, KU associate professor and former director of the now-closed Trinity Episcopal Group Home. Spano said his presentation, titled “Auctioning Off the Poor: Foster Care in the 21st Century,” will include an analysis of the increased costs tied to privatization. ___________________________________  Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a 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.
Red Wings limping into playoffs
April 16, 2002
By limping into the playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings have made a first-round series win over the eighth-seeded Vancouver Canucks seem far from automatic. “I think we might have some advantage against the Wings,” Vancouver’s Markus Naslund said Monday.
SFT’s Arnold signs with Cloud County
April 16, 2002
Santa Fe Trail senior guard Janelle Arnold, a Journal-World all area pick, on Monday signed to play basketball at Cloud County CC.
Lions blank Northwest
Lopez scores decisive goal in 1-0 victory over Cougars
April 16, 2002
By Doug Pacey Carrie Skahan and her Lawrence High teammates had some extra incentive to play well Monday night. It seems LHS girls soccer coach Keith Nelson told his players that if they gave up a goal within the first 10 minutes of the game the team would be in for a tough practice afterward.
Arsenic and Old Lace’ delivers timeless humor
April 16, 2002
By Jan Biles Lawrence Community Theatre’s production of the classic “Arsenic and Old Lace” is well, a comedy to die for. An old faithful in theater circles, the wacky murder story was written in 1941 by Joseph Kesselring, and has been staged in high schools, community theaters and professional venues ever since.
Dennis Hopper joins ‘24’
April 16, 2002
As “24” (8 p.m., Fox) winds down to its final five hours, veteran actor, director, and my all-time favorite screen sicko Dennis Hopper joins the cast as a shadowy Balkan war criminal whose desire to exact revenge against Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) has set the whole conspiracy in motion.
KU junior to announce decision
April 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden stands to become a rich man if and when he declares for the NBA Draft. “It’s not any guesstimate. He’s going to be a high pick,” Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams stated Monday while announcing he and Gooden would hold a news conference at 4 p.m. Friday to reveal the 6-foot-10 junior’s decision about returning to KU or bolting to the pros.
s decision
April 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Why Friday? “Drew thought about doing it late in the week. I chose Friday because I’m out of town recruiting until then,” Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams said, explaining the reason junior forward Drew Gooden will announce his future plans at a 4 p.m. Friday news conference.
National League Roundup: Alfonzo’s single lifts Mets
Piazza homers twice in 7-6 victory over Braves
April 16, 2002
The New York Mets’ rally didn’t fall short this time. Mike Piazza homered twice and Edgardo Alfonzo hit a game-winning single in the 12th inning as the Mets came back from a five-run deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 Monday night.
Baseball Briefs
April 16, 2002
Dye cleared to begin Triple-A assignment Pirates claim infielder Twins sign Trombley to minor league deal Astros’ Miller on DL Rebuilding Tigers name assistant GM Brown to miss start
Briefcase
April 16, 2002
Deli opens on Iowa Street Fund-raising: Foundation receives $25,000 from area bank Layoffs: GE shares fall on report Earnings: Sprint announces revenues Defense contractor: Northrop raises TRW offer
School transfers
April 16, 2002
To the editor: I applaud the Lawrence school board for trying to enact the concept of neighborhood schools (“District may tighten policy on school transfers,” April 14). I wish they had had the same philosophy two years ago when they changed the elementary school boundaries. They moved dozens of children from our neighborhood school  Sunflower, one mile away  to Broken Arrow, which is more than three miles away. I guess our timing was off.
Sound off
April 16, 2002
Why didn’t Kansas University and the other Final Four universities get TV spots during the games, like they did during some of the regular season broadcasts? Frank Barthell, electronic media coordinator for KU’s university relations, said “institutional spots” that promote universities  often showing during halftime of sporting events  are negotiated between the league or school and the TV network. In this case, such advertisements weren’t in the contract negotiated between the NCAA and CBS, he said.
Officials uncertain where funds from campaign will be allocated
April 16, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall’s withdrawal from the Republican Party primary for governor ended days of speculation about her political intentions but raised questions about the status of campaign funds she has collected the past few months.
Wife joins husband on Lecompton Council
April 16, 2002
By Mark Fagan Roy Paslay trudged home from his regular Lecompton City Council meeting one night last year, mumbling about how he couldn’t get anything done. Too much dissension. Too much confusion.
Births
April 16, 2002
Tipton Hinkey and Shannon Rambeau, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
After Texans tap Carr, questions abound
April 16, 2002
Horoscopes
April 16, 2002
Rent alternative?
April 16, 2002
To the editor: The fact that anyone could think that being without a home can be a convenience (James Dunn April 11) defies belief. Obviously, he has always had a roof over his head and security for treasured belongings. His claim that prospective renters chose to stay at the shelter rather than pay rent, speaks volumes in regards to the possible condition of said property and the usual overpriced rent being charged in the area. On the other hand, what a wonderful critique of the shelter!
Williams: ‘Leave him alone’
KU coach demands patience while awaiting Gooden’s decision
April 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Why Friday? “Drew thought about doing it late in the week. I chose Friday because I’m out of town recruiting until then,” Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams said, explaining the reason junior forward Drew Gooden will announce his future plans at a 4 p.m. Friday news conference.
Indians’ fast start takes pressure off GM
April 16, 2002
Mark Shapiro looked out at an audience of excited Indians fans, some of the same ones who called him crazy for trading Roberto Alomar. But before beginning his luncheon speech, Cleveland’s rookie general manager joked about his rough winter.
Partiers post happy returns
April 16, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess From 8 p.m. until just before midnight Monday, Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds stood next to the drive-through mailboxes on Kentucky Street, taking mail from a steady stream of tax filers. World Online Video by Mike Yoder
s a long shot in GOP
April 16, 2002
By Joel Mathis Dan Bloom figures he couldn’t do worse running the state than the people now in charge. That’s why the political unknown believes he has a shot at being governor. “You look around and there’s nobody who has any credibility,” Bloom said Monday. “We need some responsibility over there.”
Kathleen Garrett
April 16, 2002
Services for Kathleen Garrett, 49, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Truman Medical Center at Lakewood, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
World Briefs
April 16, 2002
Iran: Schools to teach AIDS awareness Japan: Noodle company shoot for the stars Russia: Campaign to check children’s health
Kathleen Garrett
April 16, 2002
Playboy not kind of exposure LPGA needs
April 16, 2002
The Constitution gives all Americans the inalienable right to pose naked for national magazines. It’s in the same amendment that gives us the right to make fools of ourselves in public by revealing our most intimate secrets on daytime TV talk shows.
Local briefs
April 16, 2002
IRS: $500,000 in refunds unclaimed by taxpayers The Internal Revenue Service wants to pay Kansans almost $500,000 in unclaimed refunds. It just can’t find the right addresses to send the checks. Monday afternoon, Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., released a list of hundreds of Kansans who for one reason or another have not received their refund checks. If your name is on the list, call (800) 829-1040 to get your refund, or fill out Form 3911, the Taxpayer Statement Regarding Refund, and send it to the IRS. The complete list of names is available on Moore’s Web site, www.house.gov/moore. ___________________________________ Police: Bowling ball becomes windshield-smashing weapon A woman was angry with a man Sunday, so she used a bowling ball to smash the front windshield of his car, Lawrence Police said. Police were called about 10:15 a.m. to the 3100 block of Creekwood Drive to quell a domestic disturbance. A 23-year-old Lawrence man said he’d been involved in a fight with a 22-year-old woman and had suffered several scratches, police said. The woman had left the area when police arrived. No arrest was made. ___________________________________ Courts: Second trial scheduled for Baldwin shooting A man charged last fall in a Baldwin shooting is scheduled to go before a jury again July 10. Last month a Douglas County jury was unable to decide whether Stephen Meeker, 34, was guilty of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and attempted aggravated battery. The jury deadlocked after eight hours of deliberations. Monday, Douglas County Assistant Dist. Atty. Dan Dunbar told Judge Jack Murphy the District Attorney’s Office intends to try Meeker again. Meeker is accused of shooting Steven Swafford, 31, Lawrence, after a long-standing neighborhood dispute. Dunbar said he will ask that Meeker’s attorney, Jim Rumsey, recuse himself from the case for testifying in the initial trial. A hearing on that motion was set by Murphy for 11 a.m. May 6. ___________________________________ Kansas University: Researcher offers analysis of privatized child welfare An associate professor at Kansas University’s School of Social Welfare will present a critical overview Wednesday of the 1996 decision to privatize child welfare services in Kansas during a noon meeting of the University Forum at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. “The principles that drive the system are flawed,” said Rick Spano, KU associate professor and former director of the now-closed Trinity Episcopal Group Home. Spano said his presentation, titled “Auctioning Off the Poor: Foster Care in the 21st Century,” will include an analysis of the increased costs tied to privatization. ___________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a 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.