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Rumsfeld: U.S. unable to effectively seek out bin Laden
April 17, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 4:53 p.m.) Despite a massive number of tips, rumors and other intelligence, the U.S. military has never had good enough information on Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts to mount a mission to go after him, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday.
Sherrer says he won’t seek GOP nod for governor
April 17, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 12:47 p.m.) Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer said Wednesday that he won’t seek the Republican nomination for governor because of family concerns.
Powell looks for Israeli withdrawal
Secretary of State admonishes Palestinians to end terrorism
April 17, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 12:50 p.m.) Ending a 10-day Mideast peace mission with little to show, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that Israel had promised to withdraw troops from the West Bank within a week. He bluntly admonished Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat that he had to do more to fight terrorism.
British troops work to eliminate Taliban supply lines
April 17, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 12:08 p.m.) For the British Royal Marines camouflaged in rock crags and under brittle trees on this mountaintop near the Pakistan border, last month’s American offensive may seem like ancient history. The mission the deadliest thus far of the war took place in this very location, but the marines who now occupy the area haven’t seen a soul in days.
Multi-events to kick off Kansas Relays
April 17, 2002
Grant Dennis of UMKC and Shannon Mihaltan of Hastings College in Nebraska are the favorites to win the 2002 Kansas Relays decathlon and heptathlon, which begin today at Memorial Stadium.
Worthy story
April 17, 2002
To the editor: In the “Life” section of the USA Today on April 11 was a story with pictures about KU students who spent their spring break in Washington, D.C., learning what it means to be homeless. The program was coordinated by the National Coalition for the Homeless. They were given 70 cents and put on the street for two days.
Seabury soccer falls
April 17, 2002
Wichita Sunrise Christian defeated Seabury Academy, 5-3, on Monday in high school soccer. Janie Schneider scored two goals and Elise Stella a goal for Seabury, 0-3.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
April 17, 2002
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
April 17, 2002
IN 1962 More than 300 attended the first “town hall” meeting here on the subject of urban renewal and heard Dick Daley of Atchison talk on the widely regarded renewal project in his town.
Offensive letter
April 17, 2002
To the editor: As rabbi of Greater Kansas City’s only Orthodox synagogue, I read Danne Hautmann’s recent letter to the editor with utter incredulity stemming from the brazen lack of shame demonstrated by the author in speaking as an expert in areas he clearly lacks even rudimentary knowledge.
Nation Briefs
April 17, 2002
Ohio: Utility buys town plagued by acid clouds California: Priest acquitted of rape, guilty of molestation Virginia: Judge strikes state ban on church incorporation
LHS soccer
April 17, 2002
Andrea Stoneback scored in the 16th minute of the first half on an assist from Bliss Lemmon, goaltender Shannon Fisher recorded her fifth shutout of the season, and Lawrence High’s girls soccer team recorded a 1-0 victory over Topeka High on Tuesday night at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Helen Marie Nickels
April 17, 2002
Oskaloosa  Private graveside services for Helen Marie Nickels, 73, Oskaloosa, will be today at McLouth Cemetery. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Mrs. Nickels died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Hickory Pointe Care and Rehabilitation Center, Oskaloosa, after a long illness.
Garrett services
April 17, 2002
Services for Kathleen Ann Garrett, 49, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Miss Garrett died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Truman Medical Center at Lakewood, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Crime Briefs
April 17, 2002
Haskell student suffers broken jaw in attack Iola parolee arrested
Crime Briefs
April 17, 2002
 Haskell student suffers broken jaw in attack  Iola parolee arrested
City Commission Briefs
April 17, 2002
Inspection concerns prompt tenants hot line Commission rejects Sixth, Wakarusa plan
City Commission Briefs
April 17, 2002
 Inspection concerns prompt tenants hot line  Commission rejects Sixth, Wakarusa plan
6News video report: Local authorities searching for escaped inmate
April 17, 2002
Josh Garber reports on the escape of Vernon Dean Folks, who slipped out the door while a jailer was letting another prisoner out for work.
Breezy day is tops for kites
April 17, 2002
Mark Hennesy, Lawrence, uses the wind to his advantage for kite-flying in Buford M. Watson Jr. Park. The high temperature Wednesday in Lawrence was 77. Today’s high should reach 81.
Mangino’s salary about $325,000 more than predecessor’s
April 17, 2002
By Chuck Woodling New Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino has a total compensation package worth about $325,000 more than predecessor Terry Allen. According to information obtained by the Journal-World, the biggest difference between the compensation packages of Mangino and Allen is in radio, television and endorsement income.
Texans close to signing Carr
Fresno State QB could make $60 million with incentives
April 17, 2002
The Houston Texans are taking the suspense out of Saturday’s NFL draft. They are close to signing Fresno State quarterback David Carr, their announced No. 1 pick, to a seven-year contract that would pay $60 million if he reaches all incentives, a football source told the Associated Press Tuesday.
The ABCs of asparagus
April 17, 2002
Baseball Briefs
April 17, 2002
Finley files for divorce Athletics shelve Mulder Cressend suspended Yankees’ Williams out
American League Roundup: After 0-11 start, Tigers make Tampa Bay first victim
April 17, 2002
After waiting two weeks for their first win of the season, the Detroit Tigers made sure to celebrate. Randall Simon drove in three runs and Jose Lima pitched six scoreless innings as Detroit snapped an 11-game skid with a 9-3 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.
Mets co-owner Wilpon to buy out Doubleday
April 17, 2002
Fred Wilpon is ready to buy the 50 percent of the New York Mets held by longtime co-owner Nelson Doubleday, with an appraiser in the contentious sale process setting the team’s value at under $450 million.
Lawrence represented in Boston Marathon
April 17, 2002
Three runners from Lawrence competed in the 106th Boston Marathon on Monday. They were:
Short & sweet
April 17, 2002
Speedway will be smokin’ for barbecue cookoff ‘Top Secret’ author shares brand-name drink recipes
Hawks sweep Lawrence High softball
April 17, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Between games of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Olathe East at Holcom Park, Lawrence High softball coach Reenie Stogsdill was beside herself. She had just watched her Lions get thumped, 9-0, by O-East, the defending Class 6A state champs.
Helen Marie Nickels
April 17, 2002
Lena May “Sue” Lemons
April 17, 2002
Garrett services
April 17, 2002
People
April 17, 2002
Bratt completely over Julia Jesse Jackson unhurt in crash Sad tale of beloved dog No Whoopi to block
Shelters for bus riders to be built this summer
April 17, 2002
By Joel Mathis Shelters for riders waiting for the T could start popping up around Lawrence by midsummer, officials said Tuesday. Karin Rexroad, the city’s transit administrator, told the Public Transit Advisory Committee that site plans for 15 new bus shelters are nearly finished.
Briefly
April 17, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Saudi prince invited to Texas Florida : Post office evacuated United nations: Jane Goodall takes peace role Pakistan: Musharraf to keep army role
Vatican summit to focus on code for priests, support for Law
April 17, 2002
The extraordinary summit of U.S. cardinals and Vatican officials on clergy sex abuse will likely focus on speeding up the removal of errant priests, a leader among American bishops said Tuesday.
Bush backs victims’ rights amendment
April 17, 2002
Victims of violent crime, too often an afterthought in the courts, deserve a constitutional amendment guaranteeing their rights, President Bush said Tuesday.
Sprint chief says industry still ‘vital’
Stock price, accounting discussed at meeting
April 17, 2002
Don’t sound the death knell yet on the telecommunications industry, Sprint Corp. chairman and chief executive officer William T. Esrey said Tuesday at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting.
Stocks soar on earnings news
GM, Texas Instruments shares rise on better-than-expected reports
April 17, 2002
Wall Street got the dose of good news it’s been longing for Tuesday: better-than-expected earnings, and from two big companies, General Motors and Texas Instruments. Stocks surged the Dow industrials up more than 200 points and the Nasdaq composite index up better than 3 percent as investors’ faith was renewed in an economic turnaround.
Sherrer to announce gubernatorial plans today
Lt. governor schedules ‘media availability’
April 17, 2002
Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer is letting his fellow moderate Republicans know quickly whether he will run for governor. The state’s longest-serving lieutenant governor, Sherrer had said last week he was considering entering the race as speculation grew that Atty.
Daily ticker
April 17, 2002
Russell bids farewell to fire chief
Hundreds of firefighters, mourners turn out for funeral
April 17, 2002
The Russell fire chief, killed while directing traffic at an accident scene, was remembered Monday as a dedicated firefighter who lived to serve others. Chief Earl Hemphill, 61, died Thursday when he was struck by a Paradise fire truck responding to an accident north of Russell.
Mideast thoughts
April 17, 2002
Offensive letter
April 17, 2002
Dreams as big as lottery jackpot
April 17, 2002
Veado Johnson knows exactly how he would spend Tuesday night’s $325 million Big Game lottery jackpot. He’d buy a house and a couple of Bentleys and give some to charity. Just one little detail: He has to win first.
Suicide pilot’s mother blames acne drug
April 17, 2002
The family of a 15-year-old boy who crashed a stolen plane into a Tampa high-rise is suing the maker of the acne drug Accutane for $70 million, accusing the medicine of prompting her son’s suicide.
Sheriff reports first escapee from new jail
April 17, 2002
By Mike Belt A man serving jail time for fleeing and eluding police is the first inmate to escape from the 2-year-old Douglas County Jail. Law enforcement officers have been searching for Vernon D. Folks, 29, Eudora, since he fled through an outside jail door used by prisoners in a work-release program, Sheriff Rick Trapp said.
Afghan king on way home
April 17, 2002
Afghan leader Hamid Karzai arrived Tuesday in Rome to escort the nation’s deposed king back home after nearly three decades of exile in Italy and nearly one month after security reasons forced the former monarch to delay his trip.
Dutch government falls after Bosnia report
April 17, 2002
The Dutch government resigned Tuesday over a report criticizing its role in Europe’s worst civilian slaughter since World War II the 1995 massacre in the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica.
LHS soccer
April 17, 2002
Andrea Stoneback scored in the 16th minute of the first half on an assist from Bliss Lemmon, goaltender Shannon Fisher recorded her fifth shutout of the season, and Lawrence High’s girls soccer team recorded a 1-0 victory over Topeka High on Tuesday night at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Clear vision on terrorism
April 17, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The media are full of “news analyses” which say President Bush has lost his edge in the war on terrorism. They suggest he should not have seen the world in black and white following Sept. 11 but in the gray and pastels in which analysts view most things.
Embargo’s end is inevitable
April 17, 2002
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel Former President Jimmy Carter will go to Cuba, and the sky will not fall. The heavens will not part, either.
Lemons
April 17, 2002
Memorial services for Lena May “Sue” Lemons, 95, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Lawrence. Inurnment will be in the memorial garden at Second Baptist Church, Liberty, Mo. Mrs. Lemons died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Shelters for bus riders to be built this summer
April 17, 2002
By Joel Mathis Shelters for riders waiting for the T could start popping up around Lawrence by midsummer, officials said Tuesday. Karin Rexroad, the city’s transit administrator, told the Public Transit Advisory Committee that site plans for 15 new bus shelters are nearly finished.
Sheriff reports first escapee from new jail
April 17, 2002
By Mike Belt A man serving jail time for fleeing and eluding police is the first inmate to escape from the 2-year-old Douglas County Jail. Law enforcement officers have been searching for Vernon D. Folks, 29, Eudora, since he fled through an outside jail door used by prisoners in a work-release program, Sheriff Rick Trapp said.
sweet
April 17, 2002
 Speedway will be smokin’ for barbecue cookoff Â’Top Secret’ author shares brand-name drink recipes
Student leadership conference offers memories for retiring dean
April 17, 2002
By Terry Rombeck David Ambler plans to do some reminiscing this weekend. Ambler, Kansas University’s retiring dean of student affairs, advised student body presidents and vice presidents on Mount Oread for 25 years.
6Sports video report: Eudora High girls split wins with Wellsville
April 17, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Eudora High girls’ softball double header against Wellsville.
6Sports video report: Lawrence High girls can’t keep streak alive
April 17, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the LHS softball double header against Olathe East.
Lawrence to play host to powerlifting state
April 17, 2002
Lawrence this Saturday will play host to the first state powerlifting meet in four years. USA Powerlifting’s state meet will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Ramada Inn, 2222 West Sixth St.
Breezy day is tops for kites
April 17, 2002
Mark Hennesy, Lawrence, uses the wind to his advantage for kite-flying in Buford M. Watson Jr. Park. The high temperature Wednesday in Lawrence was 77. Today’s high should reach 81.
t created equal
April 17, 2002
Do you have a recipe for a pie crust that includes oil?
Local briefs
April 17, 2002
 City to mark Earth Day with events Saturday The city has a series of events planned Saturday to celebrate Earth Day.  Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., has programs starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Other activities at the center include mural painting, face painting, recycling toss and an environmental maze.  The Lawrence Transit System will enter a T bus in the Earth Day parade, which begins at 11 a.m. at South Park and travels up Massachusetts Street to Seventh Street, and ends in Buford M. Watson Jr. Park. At the park, there will be a celebration and information fair.  Household hazardous waste will be collected from 8 a.m. to noon at the Douglas County Public Works Yard, 711 E. 23rd St. Such products include paint and paint-related items, pest control products and household cleaners. In the file photo above, Hannah Coulson, Kansas University student from Troy, Ill., carefully paints a flower pot during the 2001 Earth Day festival in the Kansas Union. _____________________________________  Development: ECO2 seeks public input A committee that wants to buy land for industrial development and preservation of open space has scheduled two public meetings this month to seek support for a sales tax increase. ECO2, a committee organized by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, supports adding a 1/4-cent sales tax to finance the property program. It has scheduled two public meetings to drum up support. The meetings:  7 p.m. April 24 in room 200 of Mabee Hall at Baker University in Baldwin. The building also is known as Memorial Hall.  7 p.m. April 30 at the community building, 333 Elmore St. in Lecompton. Members of ECO2 are scheduled to answer questions from the audience. Public meetings have not yet been set in Eudora and Lawrence. ____________________________________  Kansas University: Foundation donates money for exhibits at Dole Institute A New York foundation has given $500,000 toward exhibits at the Dole Institute of Politics, Kansas University officials announced Tuesday. The Starr Foundation donated the money, which will pay for a permanent exhibit of former Sen. Bob Dole’s World War II uniform and a 22-by-12 foot stained glass U.S. flag. It also will pay for a stone map of Kansas on the floor of the center’s lobby. The 28,000-square-foot Dole Institute is under construction on KU’s West Campus. It is scheduled for dedication July 22, 2003, Dole’s 80th birthday. The Starr Foundation was founded by Cornelius Vander Starr, who established what is now known as American International Group Inc., a family of insurance and financial service companies. _____________________________________  Philanthropy: Congressman to take part in annual Foundation Follies Kansas Democrat Dennis Moore, a guitar-strumming member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will perform with Denny and the DooDahs at the 12th annual Foundation Follies. The variety show at 8 p.m. Friday at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass., is a fund-raising event for the Lawrence Schools Foundation. The organization raises money for Lawrence public school programs. The foundation’s educator of the year will be presented a check for $1,000 during intermission at the Follies. For more information, contact Lori Johns at 832-5000, extension 108. _____________________________________  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.
Seabury soccer falls
April 17, 2002
Wichita Sunrise Christian defeated Seabury Academy, 5-3, on Monday in high school soccer. Janie Schneider scored two goals and Elise Stella a goal for Seabury, 0-3.
Brock tapped football coach at alma mater
April 17, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Eric Brock can’t wait to take over the struggling football program at Haskell Indian Nations University. “I think it’s a little firecracker waiting to explode,” said Brock, who has been defensive coordinator at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., for the last year.
s lack of diversity
April 17, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Alexzia Plummer said the Kansas University promotional material she received in high school didn’t accurately represent KU’s predominately white student body. “I love it here, but it doesn’t look like the viewbook at all,” the Bellevue, Neb., sophomore said.
FSHS Roundup: Firebirds fall in baseball
April 17, 2002
Free State High’s baseball team fell to Leavenworth, 8-3, on Tuesday at the Pioneers’ field. David Allen went 2-for-2 with an RBI, Cassidy Thompson was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI and David Arndt slugged two doubles in four at bats for the Firebirds (5-4).
City to mark Earth Day with events Saturday
April 17, 2002
The city has a series of events planned Saturday to celebrate Earth Day.
Kansas’ Rose wins title
April 17, 2002
Kansas University’s Heather Rose won the individual title, but the Jayhawks finished seventh in the team race Tuesday at the Waterwood National Spring Invitational. Rose won the title with a victory in a two-hole, sudden-death playoff.
Bullpen lifts Minnesota over KC - Twins 8, Royals 5
April 17, 2002
The Twins bullpen is 4-0 with a 1.82 ERA and six saves in six chances over Minnesota’s first 14 games. And this was supposed to be the team’s weakness? Torii Hunter went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and Twins relievers were unscored upon once again as Minnesota beat the Kansas City Royals, 8-5, Tuesday night.
Try this bunch of asparagus recipes
April 17, 2002
Roasted Asparagus With Goat Cheese And Bacon Roasted Asparagus With Parmesan Cheese Spring Casserole Of Roasted Asparagus And Artichokes Asparagus Sandwich
FSHS Roundup: Firebirds fall in baseball; softball splits
April 17, 2002
Free State High’s baseball team fell to Leavenworth, 8-3, on Tuesday at the Pioneers’ field. David Allen went 2-for-2 with an RBI, Cassidy Thompson was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI and David Arndt slugged two doubles in four at bats for the Firebirds (5-4).
Snow peas provide payoff for vegetable gardeners
April 17, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger One of the greatest satisfactions of growing a vegetable garden is having access to the freshest produce, especially those vegetables that aren’t always available or are overpriced when they are.
Briefcase
April 17, 2002
Bank to change focus Investigation: Sources say Andersen may avoid criminal charges Economy: Production, prices both post increases for March Tourism: Construction begins on new travel center at speedway Manufacturer: C.R. Bard reports jump in revenues for quarter
Area briefs
April 17, 2002
Lansing prisoner faces Douglas County charges Break-in at apartment leads to teen’s arrest New group for youths to focus on volunteerism
Worthy story
April 17, 2002
Crisis grows in U.S. health care system
April 17, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group From a board room in Sacramento to the Capitol and White House in Washington comes a warning that cannot be ignored: The health care system is in crisis.
Parents fight state laws on children’s mental health
April 17, 2002
For two years, Donna Uhlmansiek tried to get her 10-year-old son admitted to a state mental hospital. Finally a health-care worker suggested she go to court and give custody of the boy to the state.
World Briefs
April 17, 2002
London: Defense officials recall atomic bomb diagrams Canada: New book refutes WWI hero’s claims India: Explosion, gunfire kill 3 in Kashmir East Timor: First president elected
Bush puts conditions on PLO relations
April 17, 2002
President Bush put new anti-terrorism conditions Tuesday on a routine memorandum permitting the Palestine Liberation Organization to maintain an official presence in Washington.
City to revisit fireworks ordinance
April 17, 2002
By Joel Mathis Fireworks are legal in Lawrence three days a year for now. Lawrence city commissioners said Tuesday they won’t consider new restrictions or prohibitions on amateur fireworks use until after this year’s July 4 holiday.
Two Kansans killed in explosion
Soldiers among 4 who died disposing old rockets in Afghanistan
April 17, 2002
Two Kansas men were among four American soldiers killed Monday in Afghanistan as they attempted to dispose of old rockets. Family members confirmed late Monday that Sgt. Jamie Maugans, 27, an ordnance disposal specialist stationed in San Diego, was killed while disposing of explosives near Kandahar.
Powell pushes Israeli retreat
April 17, 2002
Secretary of State Colin Powell, struggling for progress at the end of a frustrating trip to the Middle East, pushed Israel on Tuesday to expand its withdrawal from the West Bank and sought fresh assurances from the Palestinians to stop violence.
Fuzzy Three Stooges DVD hard on the eyes
April 17, 2002
Those who plunged into the world of DVD did so because of the superior picture and sound. However, newcomers to DVD should be aware that not every disc is of high quality. There is plenty of junk out there, too.
TV favorites reach milestones
April 17, 2002
Tonight, “Dawson’s Creek” (7 p.m., WB) celebrates its 100th episode. This over-written teen soap opera has essentially set the tone for the WB network since it debuted in 1998.
Stovall decision draw big yawns in N.E. Kansas
Residents around Westmoreland more interested in state budget matters
April 17, 2002
To some residents of northeast Kansas, Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall’s political future was old news by Tuesday. Tax increases and the Legislature are bigger issues, they say. As she ended her campaign for the Republican nomination for governor on Monday, Stovall said most people would not be affected by her decision.
LHS baseball dumps O-East
April 17, 2002
By Levi Chronister Struggling to score runs recently, Lawrence High’s baseball team broke out for a 5-2 victory over Olathe East on Tuesday at Ice Field. The Lions (6-5 overall, 5-1 Sunflower League) started slowly, sending the minimum six batters to the plate to open the game.
Sisters help Lions edge Free State
April 17, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus The Little sisters came up big for Lawrence High swimmers on Tuesday at Knox Natatorium. Melissa Little, a freshman at Southwest Junior High, and junior Megan Little figured in 140 points to help the Lions win the team title at the five-team meet. LHS won its lone home meet of the season with 430 points and Free State finished second at 361.
Multi-events to kick off Kansas Relays
April 17, 2002
Grant Dennis of UMKC and Shannon Mihaltan of Hastings College in Nebraska are the favorites to win the 2002 Kansas Relays decathlon and heptathlon, which begin today at Memorial Stadium.
s
April 17, 2002
By Chuck Woodling New Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino has a total compensation package worth about $325,000 more than predecessor Terry Allen. According to information obtained by the Journal-World, the biggest difference between the compensation packages of Mangino and Allen is in radio, television and endorsement income.
Minnesota prep to visit
April 17, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kris Humphries, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound junior forward from Hopkins High in Minnetonka, Minn., will make a recruiting trip to Kansas this weekend. Humphries just might be in town Friday in time for Drew Gooden’s “I’m Leaving” or “I’m Staying” press conference at 4 p.m. at Hadl Auditorium.
On the street
April 17, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library Where should Carla Stovall’s campaign money be allocated?
Global scarcity of immunization resources touches Douglas County public health
April 17, 2002
By Joel Mathis Douglas County health officials are delaying some childhood vaccinations and reducing doses of others because of a global shortage one state official said could undermine Kansas’ long-running public immunization program.
City to mark Earth Day with events Saturday
April 17, 2002
The city has a series of events planned Saturday to celebrate Earth Day.
County commissioners ask for KDOT meeting
April 17, 2002
By Mark Fagan Douglas County commissioners don’t want to wait until a public meeting to get their questions answered about the future of U.S. Highway 59 between Lawrence and Ottawa.
Courage to lead
April 17, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Gov. Bill Graves is leaving the state and his own political party in disarray. The Kansas Republican Party is a mess. In fact, it might be more accurate to say the Republican Parties in Kansas are a mess.
Ex-Jayhawks Winbush, Smith headed to CFL
April 17, 2002
By David Mitchell Unless you count video games, David Winbush hasn’t played football in 17 months. His senior season at Kansas University ended with a 38-17 road loss to Iowa State on Nov. 18, 2000. Undrafted, unsigned and unwanted, the sixth-leading rusher in Kansas history was out of football.
Snow peas provide payoff for vegetable gardeners
April 17, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger One of the greatest satisfactions of growing a vegetable garden is having access to the freshest produce, especially those vegetables that aren’t always available or are overpriced when they are.
Sound off
April 17, 2002
I’d like to know what the purpose is of listing the ambulance calls in the paper. Every day it just says “medical emergency,” the time, date, and an address. I’d think that space could be better used for more Lawrence news. For many readers, ambulance and fire calls are important Lawrence news. While many of the ambulance calls are for medical emergencies, the listing also regularly contains calls for vehicle accidents, injuries in fires, falls, and patients being transported from Lawrence to hospitals in other cities. Because ambulances usually run with sirens and lights, many residents see or hear them, and are curious about what is happening.
Hawks sweep Lawrence High softball
April 17, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Between games of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Olathe East at Holcom Park, Lawrence High softball coach Reenie Stogsdill was beside herself. She had just watched her Lions get thumped, 9-0, by O-East, the defending Class 6A state champs.
KU names new directors of bands, choral activities
April 17, 2002
Two new faculty members will be taking the reins of Kansas University’s band and choral programs next fall. John P. Lynch, associate director of bands at Northwestern University in Chicago, will become KU’s director of bands.
Lawrence represented in Boston Marathon
April 17, 2002
Three runners from Lawrence competed in the 106th Boston Marathon on Monday. They were:
Births
April 17, 2002
 April Graves and Damian Levings, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.  Sarah and Kit Harris, Baldwin, a boy, Tuesday.
Nation Briefs
April 17, 2002
Texas: Tornadoes damage more than 20 homes Kentucky: Artificial heart recipient home after 7 months Arizona: Drug tunnel discovered at Customs parking lot Texas: Police say siblings killed 6-year-old
NBA Roundup: ‘Big Three’ spark Bucks in 105-89 win
April 17, 2002
The “Big Three” finally lived up to their billing and just in time. Behind 24 points from a gimpy Sam Cassell, 23 from Ray Allen and 22 from Glenn Robinson, the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Toronto Raptors 105-89 Tuesday night.
Littles huge for LHS
Sisters help Lions edge Free State
April 17, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus The Little sisters came up big for Lawrence High swimmers on Tuesday at Knox Natatorium. Melissa Little, a freshman at Southwest Junior High, and junior Megan Little figured in 140 points to help the Lions win the team title at the five-team meet. LHS won its lone home meet of the season with 430 points and Free State finished second at 361.
National League Roundup: Berkman belts three homers
April 17, 2002
Lance Berkman figures the way he hits Cincinnati Reds pitching is just one of the quirky things about baseball. Berkman became the first major leaguer this season to homer three times in a game, driving in five runs as the Houston Astros hit five home runs in beating the Reds, 8-3, Tuesday night.
Lawrence to play host to powerlifting state
April 17, 2002
Lawrence this Saturday will play host to the first state powerlifting meet in four years. USA Powerlifting’s state meet will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Ramada Inn, 2222 West Sixth St.
WSU baseball hammers KU
April 17, 2002
Seven days after defeating then-No. 8 Wichita State, Kansas University’s baseball team suffered a 10-1 setback to the Shockers on Tuesday night. WSU (25-8) had 14 hits and limited KU (16-18) to six hits all singles. The Shockers had four home runs and three doubles.
Student writers published
LHS senior wins national recognition; junior-high poets featured in book
April 17, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A romantic Lawrence High School student and a junior-high group of haiku novices are making their voices heard. LHS senior Benet Magnuson’s passionate poem was among six national winners in a poetry contest that attracted 2,000 entries.
Vaccine shortage spreading rapidly
Global scarcity of immunization resources touches Douglas County public health
April 17, 2002
By Joel Mathis Douglas County health officials are delaying some childhood vaccinations and reducing doses of others because of a global shortage one state official said could undermine Kansas’ long-running public immunization program.
Courage to lead
April 17, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Gov. Bill Graves is leaving the state and his own political party in disarray. The Kansas Republican Party is a mess. In fact, it might be more accurate to say the Republican Parties in Kansas are a mess.
Friends and neighbors
April 17, 2002
The “Love Bugs” stop in at Hobbs in downtown Lawrence to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Back row, from left, are Enid Terrlizzi, Hobbs’ owner Mark Swanson, Lou Ann Adams, Jill LaPoint and Sofie LaPoint, 5 months. Front row is Kate Rockhill, Lecompton. Rockhill 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.
On the record
April 17, 2002
Brock tapped football coach at alma mater
April 17, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Eric Brock can’t wait to take over the struggling football program at Haskell Indian Nations University. “I think it’s a little firecracker waiting to explode,” said Brock, who has been defensive coordinator at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., for the last year.
Oils aren’t created equal
April 17, 2002
Panic’ rooms a rare security feature for wealthy homeowners
April 17, 2002
Welcome to the new world of real estate ads: four-story brownstone, six fireplaces and high-tech, armor-reinforced safe room. That describes the house in Jodie Foster’s hit movie “Panic Room.” In real life, safe rooms are still exceedingly rare, but offer cautious (and very wealthy) homeowners a safe haven from home invaders.
Italian saint an early portrait of celebrity
April 17, 2002
They didn’t take celebrity photos 600 years ago, but the National Gallery of Art has acquired recently a rare ancestor of the species: the oldest known portrait made for wide distribution.
Actor Robert Urich dies
Emmy-winner battled crime on TV, cancer in real life
April 17, 2002
Television tough guy Robert Urich, an Emmy-winning actor best known for his starring roles in sleuth series such as “Vega$” and “Spenser: For Hire,” died Tuesday of cancer. He was 55.
County commissioners ask for KDOT meeting
April 17, 2002
By Mark Fagan Douglas County commissioners don’t want to wait until a public meeting to get their questions answered about the future of U.S. Highway 59 between Lawrence and Ottawa.
Little town becomes bedlam
Standoff in Bethlehem becoming increasingly bizarre
April 17, 2002
Outside the church, the nerve-jangling sound of sirens blares from Israeli speakers. Inside, the corpses of two Palestinian policemen are decaying. The Muslim Palestinian gunmen who dashed into the church two weeks ago, firing wildly at pursuing Israeli troops, now accuse Israel of violating the sanctity of the 4th-century religious shrine.
T to undergo federal review
April 17, 2002
The city’s bus system will undergo a standard federal review next month, Transit Administrator Karin Rexroad said Tuesday. The Federal Transit Administration partially funds the T and does a top-to-bottom review every three years of agencies that receive the money.
LHS senior wins national recognition
April 17, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A romantic Lawrence High School student and a junior-high group of haiku novices are making their voices heard. LHS senior Benet Magnuson’s passionate poem was among six national winners in a poetry contest that attracted 2,000 entries.
Minnesota prep to visit
April 17, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kris Humphries, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound junior forward from Hopkins High in Minnetonka, Minn., will make a recruiting trip to Kansas this weekend. Humphries just might be in town Friday in time for Drew Gooden’s “I’m Leaving” or “I’m Staying” press conference at 4 p.m. at Hadl Auditorium.
On the record
April 17, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
LHS baseball dumps O-East
April 17, 2002
By Levi Chronister Struggling to score runs recently, Lawrence High’s baseball team broke out for a 5-2 victory over Olathe East on Tuesday at Ice Field. The Lions (6-5 overall, 5-1 Sunflower League) started slowly, sending the minimum six batters to the plate to open the game.
T to undergo federal review
April 17, 2002
The city’s bus system will undergo a standard federal review next month, Transit Administrator Karin Rexroad said Tuesday. The Federal Transit Administration partially funds the T and does a top-to-bottom review every three years of agencies that receive the money.
It’s stalk season
Roasting makes asparagus a deeply delectable treat
April 17, 2002
Unlike a bumper crop of, say, zucchini, there’s no such thing as too much asparagus. The first fresh, green stalks of spring seem so precious. Asparagus lovers think they can never get enough.
Forum at KU targets school’s lack of diversity
April 17, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Alexzia Plummer said the Kansas University promotional material she received in high school didn’t accurately represent KU’s predominately white student body. “I love it here, but it doesn’t look like the viewbook at all,” the Bellevue, Neb., sophomore said.
High court strikes down ‘virtual’ child porn ban
Justices, in 6-3 ruling, find prohibition too broad; decision blasted by outraged conservative groups
April 17, 2002
The government went too far in trying to ban computer simulations and other fool-the-eye depictions of teen-agers or children having sex, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. Youthful sexuality is an old theme in art, from Shakespeare to Academy Award-winning movies, the court found in striking down key provisions of a 1996 child pornography law on free speech grounds.
Friends and neighbors
April 17, 2002
Local briefs
April 17, 2002
City to mark Earth Day with events Saturday The city has a series of events planned Saturday to celebrate Earth Day. Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., has programs starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Other activities at the center include mural painting, face painting, recycling toss and an environmental maze. The Lawrence Transit System will enter a T bus in the Earth Day parade, which begins at 11 a.m. at South Park and travels up Massachusetts Street to Seventh Street, and ends in Buford M. Watson Jr. Park. At the park, there will be a celebration and information fair. Household hazardous waste will be collected from 8 a.m. to noon at the Douglas County Public Works Yard, 711 E. 23rd St. Such products include paint and paint-related items, pest control products and household cleaners. In the file photo above, Hannah Coulson, Kansas University student from Troy, Ill., carefully paints a flower pot during the 2001 Earth Day festival in the Kansas Union. _____________________________________ Development: ECO2 seeks public input A committee that wants to buy land for industrial development and preservation of open space has scheduled two public meetings this month to seek support for a sales tax increase. ECO2, a committee organized by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, supports adding a 1/4-cent sales tax to finance the property program. It has scheduled two public meetings to drum up support. The meetings: 7 p.m. April 24 in room 200 of Mabee Hall at Baker University in Baldwin. The building also is known as Memorial Hall. 7 p.m. April 30 at the community building, 333 Elmore St. in Lecompton. Members of ECO2 are scheduled to answer questions from the audience. Public meetings have not yet been set in Eudora and Lawrence. ____________________________________ Kansas University: Foundation donates money for exhibits at Dole Institute A New York foundation has given $500,000 toward exhibits at the Dole Institute of Politics, Kansas University officials announced Tuesday. The Starr Foundation donated the money, which will pay for a permanent exhibit of former Sen. Bob Dole’s World War II uniform and a 22-by-12 foot stained glass U.S. flag. It also will pay for a stone map of Kansas on the floor of the center’s lobby. The 28,000-square-foot Dole Institute is under construction on KU’s West Campus. It is scheduled for dedication July 22, 2003, Dole’s 80th birthday. The Starr Foundation was founded by Cornelius Vander Starr, who established what is now known as American International Group Inc., a family of insurance and financial service companies. _____________________________________ Philanthropy: Congressman to take part in annual Foundation Follies Kansas Democrat Dennis Moore, a guitar-strumming member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will perform with Denny and the DooDahs at the 12th annual Foundation Follies. The variety show at 8 p.m. Friday at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass., is a fund-raising event for the Lawrence Schools Foundation. The organization raises money for Lawrence public school programs. The foundation’s educator of the year will be presented a check for $1,000 during intermission at the Follies. For more information, contact Lori Johns at 832-5000, extension 108. _____________________________________ 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.
British command Afghan assault
April 17, 2002
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.
Ex-Jayhawks Winbush, Smith headed to CFL
April 17, 2002
By David Mitchell Unless you count video games, David Winbush hasn’t played football in 17 months. His senior season at Kansas University ended with a 38-17 road loss to Iowa State on Nov. 18, 2000. Undrafted, unsigned and unwanted, the sixth-leading rusher in Kansas history was out of football.
Student leadership conference offers memories for retiring dean
April 17, 2002
By Terry Rombeck David Ambler plans to do some reminiscing this weekend. Ambler, Kansas University’s retiring dean of student affairs, advised student body presidents and vice presidents on Mount Oread for 25 years.
KU names new directors of bands, choral activities
April 17, 2002
Two new faculty members will be taking the reins of Kansas University’s band and choral programs next fall. John P. Lynch, associate director of bands at Northwestern University in Chicago, will become KU’s director of bands.