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Tornado watch issued for area
April 18, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 4:21 p.m.) The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch, effective until 9 p.m. Thursday, for the Lawrence and Douglas County area.
State ethics officials allow Glasscock funds from Stovall campaign
April 18, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 3:51 p.m.) TOPEKA State ethics officials Thursday voted to let the Carla Stovall-Kent Glasscock campaign decide how to divide its political contributions now that Stovall has quit the governor’s race and Glasscock is considering taking her place at the top of the ticket.
Police doubt plane crash into building was terrorist-related
April 18, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 12:58 p.m.) MILAN, Italy A small plane with only the pilot on board crashed Thursday into a 30-story landmark skyscraper that houses the regional government offices. At least two people were reported killed and 30 hospitalized.
Graves sees good chance of special session on budget problems
April 18, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 12:38 p.m.) TOPEKA Gov. Bill Graves suggested Thursday he has little confidence lawmakers can send him an acceptable state budget in the remaining scheduled days of the Legislature.
Bush: Israel keeping its promise to withdraw
April 18, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 12:37 p.m.) President Bush said Thursday that Israel is keeping its promise to withdraw troops from Palestinian cities and turned up the pressure on Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to crack down on terrorism.
Former Afghan king ends nearly three decades in exile
He arrives in nation desperate for symbol of peace
April 18, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:44 a.m.) Former King Mohammad Zaher Shah returned to Afghanistan on Thursday after 29 years in exile marked at home by war, poverty and fanaticism. Thousands of joyous Afghans lined the streets to welcome their frail former monarch, in whom they have placed their hopes for a peaceful future.
Volunteer reader a breath of fresh air
April 18, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Dick Fraley’s ill health doesn’t stop him from breathing life into children’s books. He continues to visit second-grade classrooms in Lawrence and McLouth to spread the gospel of literacy despite struggling with congestive heart problems.
Girls no longer fret about taking up guitar
April 18, 2002
Back in high school, the only people Jean Kahler knew who played guitar were guys. They weren’t very good, she says, but they were their own little club.
NCAA title excited KU All-American
April 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Seven-time Big 12 champions aren’t supposed to feel inadequate. Ever.
6Sports Video Reports: Maurice Greene returns to the Kansas Relays
April 18, 2002
The Relays have kicked off with decathalon and heptathalon events. Everyone is waiting to watch Maurice Greene, the fastest man alive, run on Saturday.
6Sports Video Reports: Prospective KU quarterback Kevin Long changes positions
April 18, 2002
Coach Mangino believes that Kevin Long will give the Jayhawks a better lift as a tight end than QB.
Horoscopes
April 18, 2002
Professor critical of foster care privatization
April 18, 2002
By Dave Ranney A Kansas University professor on Wednesday criticized lawmakers’ 1996 decision to privatize most of the state’s child welfare system, calling the move ill-conceived, hasty and harmful to troubled children. “It was a situation in which a mantra seemed to evolve,” said Rick Spano, associate dean at KU’s School of Social Welfare. “And that mantra was ‘private is good, public is bad.’”
Local briefs
April 18, 2002
 Honors: Student from Lawrence nets National Merit scholarship A Lawrence resident enrolled at an elite Colorado boarding school is this area’s lone recipient of a corporate-sponsored National Merit scholarship. Sam Knowlton was among 22 Kansas and 1,100 U.S. high school seniors to earn a scholarship from a corporation, foundation or business. Knowlton attended Lawrence public schools before attending high school at Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colo. His National Merit award is sponsored by Payless Shoesource, which has headquarters in Topeka. Lawrence had no corporate-sponsored National Merit winners last year. Financial details of Knowlton’s award weren’t released, but most scholarships are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study. They range from $500 to $10,000 annually. An additional 6,500 National Merit scholarships will be awarded in May and July. _________________  Transportation: Railroad repairs to disrupt traffic on rural county roads Some roads in rural Douglas County will be disrupted beginning this week as railroad repair crews make their way through the county. On Friday and Saturday, Union Pacific Railroad anticipates closing its crossing at the intersection of North 170 and East 1675 roads. The crossing will be the first in the county upgraded, with adjustments to asphalt approaches and related work. The next crossing to be closed  likely either Monday or Tuesday  will be on East 1600 Road, just south of North 1700 Road. Future closings  as yet unscheduled  will be just west or south of U.S. Highways 24-59 at the following local roads: North 1800 Road, North 1900 Road, East 1400 Road, North 2000 Road and East 1250 Road. Union Pacific expects its repairs to take seven weeks to complete. _________________  On the Hill: Disabilities center at KU: announces new director The associate director of Kansas University’s Beach Center on Disability soon will have another title beside his name, KU officials announced Wednesday. Michael Wehmeyer, who has served as the center’s associate director since 1999, also will become director of KU’s University Center on Developmental Disabilities (UCDD). Wehmeyer succeeds Stephen Schroeder, who retired in October. The UCDD conducts research on disabilities through post-doctoral and in-service training, technical assistance and direct services. _________________  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.
William L. Barnes
April 18, 2002
Briefly
April 18, 2002
Review clears officer in Columbine death Five planets line up in rare celestial array National park visitors must pack out trash Scientists discover new order of insects
Arafat thrives on chaos, not calm
April 18, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The scene: A solitary figure sits at a desk where two candles flicker. He rises slowly and walks downstage. A spotlight plays on the black-and-white keffiyeh covering his head. The voice, quavering as he begins, grows more insistent and belligerent as the soliloquy proceeds. He speaks: Trapped? You call this trapped? But all the world’s a stage. A basement in Ramallah is as good as a podium at the United Nations. Better. This siege has turned me into the hottest “get” for American television since Gary Condit. Ariel Sharon is so 1950s. Just doesn’t get it. Probably takes his news off a Philco radio.
Prosecutors re-examine church abuse time limits
April 18, 2002
Pursuing allegations of sex abuse by clergy from years or even decades ago, prosecutors across the country are scrutinizing the limits on trying old cases and toughening demands for Roman Catholic Church records.
TCM brims with classic musicals
April 18, 2002
Debbie Reynolds joins Robert Osborne to introduce a 50th anniversary broadcast of the 1952 musical “Singin’ In the Rain” (7 p.m., Turner Classic Movies) starring Reynolds, Donald O’Connor and Gene Kelly, who performs one of the great dance routines in movie history.
Briefly
April 18, 2002
U.S. soldier shot in drive-by Radar capability to detect biological attacks tested 5 arrested in shoe bomb case Second station broadcasts latest bin Laden videotape
Former Afghan king’s long exile ends
April 18, 2002
Afghanistan’s deposed monarch, Mohammad Zaher Shah, today ended a 29-year exile in Italy and headed home to Afghanistan a historic return that many believe will help stabilize the war-ravaged country and unify its ethnic and tribal groups.
Carpenters picketing in Lawrence
Strike not expected to have much of an impact on local projects
April 18, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Union carpenters in Lawrence went on strike for the first time in years Tuesday, a move that is expected to have little effect on Lawrence’s building industry since most of the community’s construction is done with nonunion workers.
Professor critical of foster care privatization
April 18, 2002
By Dave Ranney A Kansas University professor on Wednesday criticized lawmakers’ 1996 decision to privatize most of the state’s child welfare system, calling the move ill-conceived, hasty and harmful to troubled children. “It was a situation in which a mantra seemed to evolve,” said Rick Spano, associate dean at KU’s School of Social Welfare. “And that mantra was ‘private is good, public is bad.’”
People
April 18, 2002
Van Halen singers team Grammer rats on new show Lennon photograph auctioned Osbournes seeking deal
Nebraska searching to replace Amos
April 18, 2002
For the first three weeks of spring practice, the plan was for Nebraska to have an experienced defensive back to complement DeJuan Groce at cornerback.
SFT boss steps away from volleyball
April 18, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus In 1980, Susan Averill had no idea her first high school coaching job would be her last. Averill, among the all-time winningest high school volleyball coaches in Kansas, recently announced her resignation after coaching Santa Fe Trail for 22 years. She compiled a 656-84 record with 12 league titles, 14 state appearances and three state titles.
Olympian eyes 2004 Games
April 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Two-time Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene is far from finished at the age of 27. In fact, the former Kansas City Schlagle standout, who will run the Kansas Relays 800 relay with Hudson Smith International track teammates Jon Drummond, Kaaron Conwright and Larry Wade at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium, already has his eye on the 2004 Games in Greece.
On the street
April 18, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library Will Drew Gooden go to the NBA draft?
Sound off
April 18, 2002
Is the Senior Center, which serves Meals on Wheels, allowed to give away the leftover food? It depends. If you’re referring to the bread that several bakeries donate to Douglas County Senior Services, the answer is yes. But if you’re referring to the home-delivered meals or the lunches served at the center, 745 Vt., the answer is no.
s surface
April 18, 2002
By Mark Fagan Keith Browning doesn’t want to make the drive to school any longer  even if it adds another year to an anticipated $3.4 million bridge project. Browning, Douglas County’s public works director, is asking state highway officials to plan for replacing the concrete surface of the Kansas River bridge at Lecompton, likely in 2007.
s home
April 18, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence man convicted last year of planning a burglary that led to the beating of an elderly Perry man is now accused of breaking into a Lawrence couple’s home and terrorizing them.
World Online: Arts & Entertainment Calendar
April 18, 2002
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
April 18, 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.
Reporter detained in Israeli sweep of West Bank
April 18, 2002
Editor’s note: Mohammed Daraghmeh, 38, an Associated Press stringer since 1996, was taken into custody as Israeli troops conducted mass detentions in the West Bank city of Nablus. Israel has arrested more than 4,000 Palestinians for questioning over the past three weeks, and while many have been released, about 1,200 are expected to remain in custody and may face charges. It was 10:30 p.m., and I was in custody at an Israeli army base roused from my bed hours earlier and detained, despite my protests that I was a reporter, with dozens of other Palestinian men.
Keeping government afloat
April 18, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe Last September’s terrorist attacks and their aftermath raised many constitutional questions about the nature and limits of freedom. Now, seven months later, political leaders are coming to grips with grim constitutional questions that could be raised in a new assault on Washington. With the Capitol targeted once with anthrax and perhaps another time by hijackers, lawmakers are contemplating ways to keep the legislative branch functioning in the event that an attack wipes out a substantial number of members of Congress. This is a speculative exercise, to be sure, but in the new century no one argues that it is not a prudent one.
Murderer seeks sentencing delay
Kleypas asks high court to block repeat death verdict
April 18, 2002
Convicted murderer Gary Kleypas wants the U.S. Supreme Court to block state efforts to resentence him to death until the nation’s highest court has reviewed his case. Kleypas was convicted in 1997 of killing Pittsburg State University student Carrie Williams. Kleypas was the first person sentenced to death in the state since Kansas reinstated capital punishment in 1994.
Justices review plan for redrawing House districts
April 18, 2002
A Kansas House redistricting proposal continued its quiet ride toward becoming law Wednesday.
Playing doctor
New program aims to ease children’s hospital fears
April 18, 2002
By Jim Baker Hospitals can be intimidating places for anybody. That often goes double for children, who typically have only a vague notion of what goes on in the big building with all the doctors and nurses.
Gene therapy apparently cures ‘bubble-boy’ disease
April 18, 2002
In the most striking success yet for gene therapy, French doctors have apparently cured four little boys of the rare and deadly immune system disorder dubbed “bubble boy” disease.
U.S. bomb kills Canadians
Errant laser-guided missile leaves four soldiers dead, eight injured
April 18, 2002
An American fighter jet Wednesday mistakenly dropped at least one laser-guided bomb on Canadian forces in Afghanistan during a live-fire training exercise. Canadian officials said four soldiers were killed and eight were injured. Navy Cmdr. Frank Merriman, spokesman for Central Command in Tampa, Fla., said an Air National Guard F-16 dropped one or two 500-pound bombs near Kandahar, a former Taliban stronghold.
Russell pumped for Relays
NCAA title excited KU All-American
April 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Seven-time Big 12 champions aren’t supposed to feel inadequate. Ever.
Our town
April 18, 2002
Diving Qualifiers: Nine members of the Jayhawk Diving Club have qualified for the National Junior Olympics on April 26-28 in Baton Rouge, La. They are Hannah Carlson, Emma Shankland, Linsey Price, Bradley Pinegar, Nick Leet, Nick Carr, Jeff Wolfert, Kristin Frieze and Cole Young.
Millwood sharp on short notice
April 18, 2002
When Atlanta starter Greg Maddux felt a twinge in his back before Wednesday’s game against the New York Mets, the word went out to Kevin Millwood.
Free State, Lawrence High part of 16-team River City event
April 18, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High baseball coach Mike Hill needed to brainstorm for a name for his brainchild  a 16-team, 22-game baseball bonanza to be played at three Lawrence ballparks in three days. “I didn’t want the name to be exclusively Free State,” said Hill, whose 5-4 Firebirds will open with Grandview (Mo.) High at 5:30 p.m. today at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark. “Lawrence High School is a part of this as well. Lawrence is known as the River City and it’s more of a festival than a tournament.”
s hospital fears
April 18, 2002
By Jim Baker Hospitals can be intimidating places for anybody. That often goes double for children, who typically have only a vague notion of what goes on in the big building with all the doctors and nurses.
KU quarterback Long moves to tight end
April 18, 2002
By David Mitchell Kevin Long’s days as Kansas University’s quarterback of the future are over. Coach Mark Mangino hopes Long will develop into a productive tight end instead.
s resources
April 18, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A clean Kansas River could be a center for recreation and economic development, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Wednesday. “You look at the shoreline, and it’s a wasteland,” he said. “This is an economic resource that’s being squandered.”
William L. Barnes
April 18, 2002
Services for William L. Barnes, 73, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Barnes died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
t end apartheid on his own
April 18, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Walter Bgoya spent years fighting apartheid in South Africa. F.W. de Klerk, he said, doesn’t deserve full credit for ending the regime. “It confuses issues when the aggressor stops aggressing, and then we thank him for it,” Bgoya said.
Volunteer reader a breath of fresh air
April 18, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Dick Fraley’s ill health doesn’t stop him from breathing life into children’s books. He continues to visit second-grade classrooms in Lawrence and McLouth to spread the gospel of literacy despite struggling with congestive heart problems.
Spiritual camp, county settle lawsuit
April 18, 2002
By Mindie Paget A Leavenworth County camp where pagans perform rituals and visitors are allowed to go about their activities in the buff has received the green light to stay open. Leavenworth County District Judge David King on Tuesday approved an agreement between the county and Earth Rising Inc., which owns Camp Gaea, a 168-acre spiritual retreat center 10 miles north of Tonganoxie.
Ethics commission reschedules meeting
April 18, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State ethics officials today will consider what should be done with campaign funds raised by Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall when she was running for the Republican Party nomination for governor. The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission initially had scheduled to meet May 7 to issue a ruling on the status of funds raised during Stovall’s nearly six-month campaign that ended Monday.
LMH reports financial gain during 2001
April 18, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials learned Wednesday that 2001 was a healthy financial year for the city-owned facility. Increases in both inpatient and outpatient services fueled a 56 percent increase in the hospital’s operating income, LMH board members were told Wednesday at a monthly meeting.
Filthy lucre
April 18, 2002
J-W Editorials Spy Robert Hanssen shakes off any semblance of ideological immunity. Kansas Citian Hank Bauer once was asked why he seemed to rise up and play his best baseball with the New York Yankees at World Series time. “Let’s just say it’s the money,” he replied, referring to the hefty bonuses that players on winning teams received.
Davis services
April 18, 2002
Lawrence briefs
April 18, 2002
Police plan checkpoint Suspect charged in threats; wife wants him home Child found wandering alone 19-year-old charged in domestic dipute
6Sports Video Reports: Prospective KU quarterback Kevin Long changes positions
April 18, 2002
Coach Mangino believes that Kevin Long will give the Jayhawks a better lift as a tight end than QB.
6Sports Video Reports: Maurice Greene returns to the Kansas Relays
April 18, 2002
The Relays have kicked off with decathalon and heptathalon events. Everyone is waiting to watch Maurice Greene, the fastest man alive, run on Saturday.
KU softball splits with UMKC
April 18, 2002
Kansas salvaged a split in softball with UMKC on Wednesday at Adair Park. UMKC won the first game, 2-1, before the Jayhawks rebounded with a 6-0 decision in the nightcap.
Injuries often strike when people spring into action
April 18, 2002
By Marta Costello When the temperature rises, so do the number of trips to the emergency room. Dr. Chris Fevurly should know  he works in the emergency room at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. “As people are out and about, I think we see a lot more athletic-based injuries,” he said. “People are off their couches and hopefully walking and playing.
Piano talents
April 18, 2002
To the editor: I was one of the fortunate few who attended and heard the piano recital of Angela Kornilova performed April 7 at Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall. Ms. Kornilova’s visit and recital were sponsored by the Vianna da Motta International Music Foundation, which was founded by Sequeria Costa, Cordelia Murphy Brown Professor of Piano at Kansas University.
Marjorie J. Daniels
April 18, 2002
Services for Marjorie J. Daniels, 75, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Central United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Mrs. Daniels died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
African leader’s role doubted
KU graduate says de Klerk didn’t end apartheid on his own
April 18, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Walter Bgoya spent years fighting apartheid in South Africa. F.W. de Klerk, he said, doesn’t deserve full credit for ending the regime. “It confuses issues when the aggressor stops aggressing, and then we thank him for it,” Bgoya said.
Project to save river’s resources
April 18, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A clean Kansas River could be a center for recreation and economic development, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Wednesday. “You look at the shoreline, and it’s a wasteland,” he said. “This is an economic resource that’s being squandered.”
Rocker sent to minors
April 18, 2002
John Rocker has been demoted to the minor leagues because of his poor pitching, not for anything he said. Texas optioned Rocker to Triple-A Oklahoma early Wednesday, after he blew a save opportunity by allowing two runs in the 10th inning of the Rangers’ 6-5 loss at Anaheim the night before.
Sherrer passes on GOP race
April 18, 2002
Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer shut the door on a possible bid for governor Wednesday, saying he had concluded he could win and was close to running but decided that “I owe my family some things.” Aides to House Speaker Kent Glasscock, meanwhile, began backing away from statements that Glasscock was strongly inclined to seek the Republican nomination. He had been Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall’s lieutenant-governor running mate until she quit the governor’s race Monday.
Stovall war chest hearing is today
Ethics commission reschedules meeting
April 18, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State ethics officials today will consider what should be done with campaign funds raised by Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall when she was running for the Republican Party nomination for governor. The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission initially had scheduled to meet May 7 to issue a ruling on the status of funds raised during Stovall’s nearly six-month campaign that ended Monday.
Spiritual camp, county settle lawsuit
April 18, 2002
By Mindie Paget A Leavenworth County camp where pagans perform rituals and visitors are allowed to go about their activities in the buff has received the green light to stay open. Leavenworth County District Judge David King on Tuesday approved an agreement between the county and Earth Rising Inc., which owns Camp Gaea, a 168-acre spiritual retreat center 10 miles north of Tonganoxie.
First-time player wins lottery
April 18, 2002
Erika Greene, a 20-year-old warehouse worker who had never bought lottery tickets before this week, claimed one of the three winning tickets in the $331 million Big Game jackpot Wednesday.
LMH reports financial gain during 2001
April 18, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials learned Wednesday that 2001 was a healthy financial year for the city-owned facility. Increases in both inpatient and outpatient services fueled a 56 percent increase in the hospital’s operating income, LMH board members were told Wednesday at a monthly meeting.
Daily ticker
April 18, 2002
Fed likely to wait before raising rates
Greenspan testimony doesn’t help markets
April 18, 2002
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress Wednesday that prospects for the U.S. economy have brightened but he sent a clear signal the central bank is in no rush to raise interest rates. He said inflation pressures, despite surging oil prices, are well-contained. In his first testimony on the economy since early March, Greenspan sought to assure jittery financial markets that the central bank feels no need to start raising a key interest rate, the federal funds rate, which is at a 40-year low.
Montana ranchers challenge government’s fee on cattle
April 18, 2002
A Montana ranching couple and the federal government squared off in court over a cattle fee that raises about $80 million a year for beef promotion and research. At issue is the $1-per-head checkoff that cattle ranchers across the country must pay on each animal they sell.
Briefcase
April 18, 2002
Panel to review candidates seeking chamber position Intrust to sell seven banks Aquila to reorganize offices Boeing announces loss
Powell makes only modest progress
April 18, 2002
Secretary of State Colin Powell failed to get the cease-fire he sought as he ended his 10-day peace mission Wednesday, leaving Israel and the Palestinians mired in violence and recrimination.
Convict charged with breaking into couple’s home
April 18, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence man convicted last year of planning a burglary that led to the beating of an elderly Perry man is now accused of breaking into a Lawrence couple’s home and terrorizing them.
Filthy lucre
April 18, 2002
J-W Editorials Spy Robert Hanssen shakes off any semblance of ideological immunity. Kansas Citian Hank Bauer once was asked why he seemed to rise up and play his best baseball with the New York Yankees at World Series time. “Let’s just say it’s the money,” he replied, referring to the hefty bonuses that players on winning teams received.
Icebergs ahead
April 18, 2002
Child care choice
April 18, 2002
Musical treasure
April 18, 2002
Donor message
April 18, 2002
Individualism overrides race
April 18, 2002
By Stanley Crouch New York Daily News Fifty years ago, Ralph Ellison’s great novel “Invisible Man” was published. Ellison was never accepted fully then, in the ‘60s, or afterward, because his position was rejected by the literary world and by black separatists and those who had lost themselves in fantasies about being Africans.
County will ask KDOT to replace Kansas River bridge’s surface
April 18, 2002
By Mark Fagan Keith Browning doesn’t want to make the drive to school any longer even if it adds another year to an anticipated $3.4 million bridge project. Browning, Douglas County’s public works director, is asking state highway officials to plan for replacing the concrete surface of the Kansas River bridge at Lecompton, likely in 2007.
Cold weather rule’ changes sought
April 18, 2002
There could be cold winters ahead for Kansans who consistently fail to pay their natural gas bills, as regulators study suggested changes in the state’s “cold weather rule.” The Kansas Corporation Commission on Wednesday heard proposals from both its own staff and several companies on how to modify the rule, which prohibits disconnections of gas and electricity for nonpayment from Nov. 1 through March.
Ashcroft overruled on assisted suicide
April 18, 2002
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Justice Department lacks the authority to overturn an Oregon law that allows physician-assisted suicides, the only law of its kind in the nation. U.S. District Judge Robert Jones scolded Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft, saying Ashcroft, “with no advance warning to Oregon … fired the first shot in the battle between the state of Oregon and the federal government.”
Cement injection proposed to protect Tuttle Creek dam from earthquakes
April 18, 2002
The Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a $195 million plan to inject cement into the dirt underneath the Tuttle Creek dam to make it better able to withstand a high-magnitude earthquake. The dam near Manhattan is just 12 miles from the Humboldt fault, which produces major quakes once every 2,000 years. And the corps has become concerned that a quake could destroy the dam and flood much of Manhattan, endangering 14,000 people and 6,800 homes.
KSU defense gets new look
April 18, 2002
Kansas State’s defense will have several new players and coaches next season, but coach Bill Snyder has a positive outlook after only 10 days of spring practice.
Injuries often strike when people spring into action
April 18, 2002
By Marta Costello When the temperature rises, so do the number of trips to the emergency room. Dr. Chris Fevurly should know he works in the emergency room at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. “As people are out and about, I think we see a lot more athletic-based injuries,” he said. “People are off their couches and hopefully walking and playing.
St. John’s wort may affect some cholesterol drugs
April 18, 2002
Q: I have been self-medicating with St. John’s wort for several months to deal with mild seasonal depression and job-hunting stress. I’d rather use this herb because insurance companies penalize you big-time if there is any evidence of treatment for depression. I found this out the hard way, because I am buying my own health insurance policy until I become employed again. The St. John’s wort seems to be helping. I take it morning and evening. I also take Zocor at bedtime. Is there any interaction between St. John’s wort and my cholesterol-lowering drug? If so, should I not be taking the herb at all, or should I take it at a different time to have less of an effect on Zocor? My pharmacist and I await your wisdom.
Well being
Study finds fault with many health-related Internet sites
April 18, 2002
The Commonwealth Fund has analyzed 40 popular health and medical Web sites and found that most are highly unorganized and contain information that is inaccurate, incomplete or outdated.
For actress Posey, fame doesn’t mean fortune
April 18, 2002
In the new romantic comedy “The Sweetest Thing,” Parker Posey plays a doubt-filled bride on her wedding day. Though it is a small part, her scene is the catalyst for Cameron Diaz’s star-crossed search for love.
Mummies may unlock Inca secrets
April 18, 2002
Thousands of ancient Inca mummies, some bundled together in small groups with their possessions, have been discovered beneath a shantytown near Lima, Peru.
Dream a little dream of Elvis
Furniture maker rolls out ‘Graceland,’ ‘Elvis Presley’s Hollywood’ bedroom lines
April 18, 2002
The King has been gone for nearly 25 years, but Elvis Presley’s phenomenal marketing power has everyone all shook up at the world’s largest furniture trade show.
Ally McBeal’ canceled
April 18, 2002
“Ally McBeal,” the Emmy-winning TV series that set feminists spinning with its depiction of a flighty, man-hungry attorney, is ending its five-year run on Fox, the network said.
Springtime swelter continues
April 18, 2002
Summerlike heat baked the eastern third of the country again Wednesday, toppling more records and sending people outside in search of sun and relief.
Renna Francq
April 18, 2002
Marjorie J. Daniels
April 18, 2002
Frances Lenora Glad
April 18, 2002
Greene’s goals lofty
Olympian eyes 2004 Games
April 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Two-time Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene is far from finished at the age of 27. In fact, the former Kansas City Schlagle standout, who will run the Kansas Relays 800 relay with Hudson Smith International track teammates Jon Drummond, Kaaron Conwright and Larry Wade at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium, already has his eye on the 2004 Games in Greece.
Kansas City 16, Minnesota 3 - Royals’ offense breaks loose in victory over Twins
April 18, 2002
Carlos Beltran broke open a close game with a three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Kansas City Royals scored nine more times in the eighth to rout the Minnesota Twins, 16-3, Wednesday night. Beltran’s first homer of the season made it 7-3 and helped the Royals stop a three-game losing streak. The Twins had won four in a row.
Pentagon realigns command structure
April 18, 2002
Pentagon officials unveiled a plan Wednesday to realign the military command structure to help defend the United States against future terrorist attack and to redraw lines of responsibility for fighting wars overseas.
Haskins won’t be prosecuted
Former coach not going to be charged for role in scandal
April 18, 2002
Former University of Minnesota basketball coach Clem Haskins will not be prosecuted for his role in an academic cheating scandal that led to his dismissal, his attorney said Wednesday.
Rookie rallies Spurs to Midwest title
April 18, 2002
Tony Parker thinks he’s ready for the NBA playoffs. After watching him beat the Utah Jazz, who would argue?
Festival to feature best from region
Free State, Lawrence High part of 16-team River City event
April 18, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High baseball coach Mike Hill needed to brainstorm for a name for his brainchild a 16-team, 22-game baseball bonanza to be played at three Lawrence ballparks in three days. “I didn’t want the name to be exclusively Free State,” said Hill, whose 5-4 Firebirds will open with Grandview (Mo.) High at 5:30 p.m. today at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark. “Lawrence High School is a part of this as well. Lawrence is known as the River City and it’s more of a festival than a tournament.”
Averill to miss coaching
SFT boss steps away from volleyball
April 18, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus In 1980, Susan Averill had no idea her first high school coaching job would be her last. Averill, among the all-time winningest high school volleyball coaches in Kansas, recently announced her resignation after coaching Santa Fe Trail for 22 years. She compiled a 656-84 record with 12 league titles, 14 state appearances and three state titles.
Giambi’s blast lifts Yanks
April 18, 2002
Jason Giambi finally got to see the benefits of signing with the New York Yankees. Giambi turned the cheers to boos with his first homer at Yankee Stadium, a high fly over the short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium that gave New York a much-needed 7-1 victory Wednesday night over the Baltimore Orioles.
6News Video Reports: Lt. Governer Sherrer chooses not to run for governor
April 18, 2002
Lt. Governor Gary Sherrer followed in Carla Stovall’s footsteps in deciding not to run. Also, there are questions about what will happen with Stovall’s campaign funds.
Best bets
April 18, 2002
TODAY LAWRENCE
Child care choice
April 18, 2002
To the editor: As a home child care provider of 22 years, I would like to address the following three points concerning the April 9 article, “Choosing child care requires research”:
Frances Lenora Glad
April 18, 2002
Services for Frances Lenora Glad, 78, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Evangelical Free Church, Central City, Neb. Burial will be in Swede Plain Cemetery, Polk, Neb. Friends and family will gather at Polk Community Center after the burial. Mrs. Glad died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital. She had lived at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community, Lawrence, Kan.
Icebergs ahead
April 18, 2002
To the editor: The current debate regarding President Bush’s post-Sept. 11 leadership reminds me of the heated discussion following the sinking of the Titanic. Ninety years ago this week (April 14, 1912) this seemingly unsinkable ship struck an iceberg and some 1,500 lives were lost. Who was to blame? Captain Smith, for not navigating better? The builders for neglecting to supply adequate life boats? The press and the owners, for encouraging an even more rapid trans-Atlantic crossing? The iceberg?
Piano talents
April 18, 2002
On the record
April 18, 2002
Law enforcement report Police reports
On the record
April 18, 2002
Our town
April 18, 2002
Diving Qualifiers: Nine members of the Jayhawk Diving Club have qualified for the National Junior Olympics on April 26-28 in Baton Rouge, La. They are Hannah Carlson, Emma Shankland, Linsey Price, Bradley Pinegar, Nick Leet, Nick Carr, Jeff Wolfert, Kristin Frieze and Cole Young.
Renna Francq
April 18, 2002
Graveside services for Renna Francq, 85, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Francq died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center.
KU softball splits with UMKC
April 18, 2002
Kansas salvaged a split in softball with UMKC on Wednesday at Adair Park. UMKC won the first game, 2-1, before the Jayhawks rebounded with a 6-0 decision in the nightcap.
Springtime swelter continues
April 18, 2002
Summerlike heat baked the eastern third of the country again Wednesday, toppling more records and sending people outside in search of sun and relief.
KU quarterback Long moves to tight end
April 18, 2002
By David Mitchell Kevin Long’s days as Kansas University’s quarterback of the future are over. Coach Mark Mangino hopes Long will develop into a productive tight end instead.
Clicking on all cylinders
Hands-on management style leads to success for Roush
April 18, 2002
A well-tuned engine is music to Jack Roush’s ears.
Davis services
April 18, 2002
Memorial services for Roderick E. Davis, 76, Lawrence, will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at University Community of Christ Church. He donated his body to Kansas University School of Medicine. Mr. Davis died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at his home.
Local briefs
April 18, 2002
Honors: Student from Lawrence nets National Merit scholarship A Lawrence resident enrolled at an elite Colorado boarding school is this area’s lone recipient of a corporate-sponsored National Merit scholarship. Sam Knowlton was among 22 Kansas and 1,100 U.S. high school seniors to earn a scholarship from a corporation, foundation or business. Knowlton attended Lawrence public schools before attending high school at Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colo. His National Merit award is sponsored by Payless Shoesource, which has headquarters in Topeka. Lawrence had no corporate-sponsored National Merit winners last year. Financial details of Knowlton’s award weren’t released, but most scholarships are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study. They range from $500 to $10,000 annually. An additional 6,500 National Merit scholarships will be awarded in May and July. _________________ Transportation: Railroad repairs to disrupt traffic on rural county roads Some roads in rural Douglas County will be disrupted beginning this week as railroad repair crews make their way through the county. On Friday and Saturday, Union Pacific Railroad anticipates closing its crossing at the intersection of North 170 and East 1675 roads. The crossing will be the first in the county upgraded, with adjustments to asphalt approaches and related work. The next crossing to be closed likely either Monday or Tuesday will be on East 1600 Road, just south of North 1700 Road. Future closings as yet unscheduled will be just west or south of U.S. Highways 24-59 at the following local roads: North 1800 Road, North 1900 Road, East 1400 Road, North 2000 Road and East 1250 Road. Union Pacific expects its repairs to take seven weeks to complete. _________________ On the Hill: Disabilities center at KU: announces new director The associate director of Kansas University’s Beach Center on Disability soon will have another title beside his name, KU officials announced Wednesday. Michael Wehmeyer, who has served as the center’s associate director since 1999, also will become director of KU’s University Center on Developmental Disabilities (UCDD). Wehmeyer succeeds Stephen Schroeder, who retired in October. The UCDD conducts research on disabilities through post-doctoral and in-service training, technical assistance and direct services. _________________ 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.
Lawrence briefs
April 18, 2002
 Police plan checkpoint  Suspect charged in threats; wife wants him home  Child found wandering alone  19-year-old charged in domestic dipute