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Rain forces Kansas Relays to cancel events
April 20, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 4:56 p.m.) Due to this weekend’s thunderstorms, Kansas officials have canceled the last two days of events for the Kansas Relays. There are no plans to reschedule events at this time.
Bush tells Israelis, Palestinians, other Arabs to make hard choices for peace
April 20, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 5:48 a.m.) President Bush said Saturday that peace in the Middle East requires “hard choices and real leadership” by Israelis, Palestinians and their Arab neighbors. The White House was cool to former President Clinton’s offer to play a role in peacemaking. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., urged Bush to take up Clinton’s overture. “I think his advice would be invaluable,” said Specter, who met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat three weeks ago.
Afghan officials say leaflet campaign is an attempt to destabilize government
April 20, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 5:48 a.m.) Leaflets threatening parents who send their children to school were found in southern Kandahar, once the spiritual headquarters of the deposed Taliban religious militia, an Afghan official said Saturday. Khalid Pashtun, spokesman for Gul Agha, the governor of Kandahar, called the leaflets an attempt to sabotage the interim regime.
U.N. envoy says humanitarian situation in West Bank ‘dire’
Israel withdraws from West Bank town
April 20, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 8:27 a.m.) Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli border policemen in the Gaza Strip on Saturday as calls mounted for speedy humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees in the northern West Bank city of Jenin. The international community agreed to send a fact-finding mission to the camp, where residents dug through debris to salvage belongings and recover bodies.
Lions’ Fulton qualifies second in 100
April 20, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High junior Chris Fulton is in position to challenge for a gold medal today. Fueled by a blazing start out of the blocks, Fulton won his 100-meter boys heat in 11.01 seconds and had the second-fastest time overall behind Overland Park Aquinas’ Drew Morano (10.9) on Friday at the Kansas Relays at Memorial Stadium.
Baldwin’s Brown, Murphy 1-2 in boys javelin
April 20, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Baldwin High senior Eric Brown didn’t waste any time establishing himself as the premier javelin thrower at the Kansas Relays on Friday outside Memorial Stadium. Brown launched a season-best 207-foot, 11-inch throw on his first attempt and was the lone thrower to break 200 feet as he captured the Relays javelin title for the second consecutive year.
World Online: Panorama - Kansas Relays
April 20, 2002
Engagements
April 20, 2002
Weddings
April 20, 2002
4-H News
April 20, 2002
Club news
April 20, 2002
Contradictory ‘Crush’ a modest success
April 20, 2002
The first thing Andie MacDowell does in “Crush” is deliver a lecture on the evils of smoking. The second thing she does is light up a ciggy-butt. For its entire length, “Crush” continues in that self-contradictory vein.
Courtship an alternative to dating model for some
April 20, 2002
My oldest son is approaching the age where we had previously agreed to allow him to date. The more I think about it, though, the more the whole idea concerns me.
Religion briefs
April 20, 2002
Ordination planned at Lawrence Heights Peace Mennonite to mark Earth Day Fund-raiser honors Lawrence mothers Confirmation set at Plymouth St. Margaret’s sets retreat
Daily ticker
April 20, 2002
Specialty store opens in downtown
Glass on Mass to offer lessons on making stained-glass works
April 20, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn When Tish Adams got burned out at her Kansas City corporate job at Sprint, she saw her future as clear as glass stained glass that is. Adams two weeks ago opened Glass on Mass, a specialty store at 1103 Mass. that provides lessons and sells tools and supplies to people interested in making their own stained-glass creations.
Stock analysts focus of probe
Strong state law helps prosecutor take on Merrill Lynch
April 20, 2002
When New York Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer talks, Merrill Lynch & Co. listens courtesy of an 81-year-old state securities law that gives him huge influence over the nation’s largest brokerage and its chief rivals.
Lawrence construction off to slower start in 2002
April 20, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Through the first quarter of 2002, Lawrence builders are off to their slowest start since 1997, according to recently released figures from the city’s Building Inspections Department.
Cautious buyers focus on blue chips
April 20, 2002
Wall Street ended an uninspiring earnings week with another lackluster session Friday, as investors settled for safer blue chips and once again shied away from tech stocks.
Heart surgery sidelines speaker
House leader recovering from balloon angioplasty; doctors pleased by his progress
April 20, 2002
House Speaker Kent Glasscock was recovering in a Topeka hospital Friday after he underwent a procedure to clear a partially blocked artery in his heart. The partial blockage was discovered during a routine checkup Thursday with his doctor in his hometown of Manhattan.
Local briefs
April 20, 2002
Community Colleges: JCCC tuition to increase for out-of-county students Johnson County Community College trustees have agreed to a proposed 2003 spending plan that would increase tuition at the school for out-of-county students by $13 per credit hour next year. At a budget workshop Thursday, trustees agreed to a $89.5 million budget plan that also would raise the college’s property-tax rate on homes in Johnson County by 22 percent. The trustees said cuts in state spending and increases in student enrollment made the tax increase necessary. Under the proposed budget, students who live in Johnson County would pay $58 per credit hour an $8 increase. Those who live in other Kansas counties or out of state would pay $13 more per credit hour. _____________________________________ Douglas County: ECO2 meetings set Five meetings are scheduled to accept public input on plans for boosting sales taxes to finance development of industrial parks and preserve open space in Douglas County. ECO2, a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce task force, supports adding a 1/4-cent county sales tax to fuel job development and land preservation. Public meetings will be conducted from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Wednesday, in room 100 of Mabee Hall at Baker University in Baldwin. The building also is known as Memorial Hall. April 29 and May 1 in the second-floor meeting rooms at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine. April 30 at the community building, 333 Elmore St., in Lecompton. May 8 at City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St., in Eudora. _____________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.32 at 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, 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.
Gooden going to NBA
April 20, 2002
In an announcement that many had expected, Drew Gooden revealed Friday that he would forgo his senior season at Kansas and apply for the NBA Draft.
Druggist admits to more dilutions
About 4,200 patients believed to be affected
April 20, 2002
Pharmacist Robert R. Courtney watered down dozens of drugs over the past decade, possibly affecting 4,200 patients, federal authorities said Friday. “The scope of the dilution is simply staggering,” FBI spokesman Jeff Lanza said. He said Courtney now admits diluting 72 drugs including antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs, and blood-clotting agents that he mixed and sold through his two pharmacies in the Kansas City area.
Plans for trafficway realign Louisiana
April 20, 2002
By Mark Fagan Plans for replacing wetlands to make way for completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway also could reduce traffic cutting through the edge of the Indian Hills neighborhood, officials said.
FBI reports al-Qaida threats against banks
April 20, 2002
The FBI on Friday publicly warned more than 1,200 banks in the Northeast of possible terrorist attacks, and government officials said the unconfirmed information came in part from a high-ranking al-Qaida leader in U.S. custody.
Educators gather for ‘Follies’
Southwest Junior High English teacher named Educator of Year
April 20, 2002
By Mindie Paget Such serious matters as the state’s budget shortfall and looming staff cuts became punch lines Friday night at a variety show to raise money for the Lawrence school district.
Gooden says goodbye
Junior forward leaving KU for NBA Draft
April 20, 2002
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden officially announced he would make himself available for the 2002 NBA Draft on Friday afternoon. But Drew knew he was NBA-bound last winter when he scored 20 or more points in eight of 10 conference games from Jan 23 to Feb. 24.
Bird top pick in WNBA Draft
Four UConn players taken among first six selections
April 20, 2002
Sue Bird and her Connecticut teammates extended their dominant season to the WNBA Draft. Bird was picked first by the Seattle Storm, one of four players taken from the unbeaten NCAA champion Huskies in the top six selections Friday.
Sweeney’s contract raises questions
Royals says they’re confident controversial clause will be approved by commissioner
April 20, 2002
If Whitey Herzog were commissioner, a unique walkaway clause in Mike Sweeney’s new contract might not pass muster. “I don’t think they should allow clauses in multiyear contracts like that,” said the former manager of the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals.
Jayhawks dominate distance medley relays
KU men, women victorious
April 20, 2002
By Levi Chronister As the anchor of the Kansas University women’s distance medley relay team, Katy Eisenmenger doesn’t often lap runners. The senior did just that on Friday, though, passing Friends University on her third lap and overtaking Concordia College and Illinois-Chicago in the final lap of the team’s victory at the Kansas Relays.
Return of the ex-king
Former afghan monarch rediscovers lost homeland
April 20, 2002
On his first stop since returning to his homeland, Former Afghan king Mohammad Zaher Shah made an emotional visit to the grave of his father Friday, looking with dismay at a once glorious crypt wrecked by war.
Trades impact picks
April 20, 2002
At the 1986 NFL draft, Bill Walsh and the San Francisco 49ers traded down and down and down, ending up with eight players who had key roles on two Super Bowl champion teams. Three years ago, Mike Ditka traded away New Orleans’ entire draft to get Ricky Williams.
U.N. presses Cuba on human rights
April 20, 2002
The top United Nations human rights watchdog passed a resolution Friday calling on Cuba to grant its citizens individual liberties such as freedom of speech, the press, association and assembly.
Publication honors area volunteers
USA WEEKEND recognizes participants in Make a Difference Day
April 20, 2002
Seven hundred children would have gone without Christmas presents had it not been for the efforts of Kansas University volunteers last October. The university’s Center for Community Outreach organized a 5-kilometer run to collect toys for its annual holiday party.
Producer has doubts that Hurley’s child is his
April 20, 2002
Hollywood producer Steve Bing is taking legal action to determine whether he is the father of Elizabeth Hurley’s newborn son, his spokeswoman said Friday.
Simpson unable to pay his attorneys
April 20, 2002
O.J. Simpson said Thursday that the law firm suing him for $204,000 in unpaid bills from the custody battle for his children “will have to wait” because he doesn’t have the money to pay them.
Brando faces $100 million palimony suit
April 20, 2002
A woman filed a $100 million palimony lawsuit against Marlon Brando, claiming the actor fathered her three children during a 14-year romantic relationship. Maria Cristina Ruiz, 43, filed the Superior Court breach of contract suit Thursday, demanding damages and unspecified living expenses.
Charges filed against trio from Topeka for thefts from Lawrence stores
DVDs, video games, liquor, groceries, clothing found in suspects’ car
April 20, 2002
By Mike Belt Three Topeka residents arrested Thursday are suspected of taking more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from several Lawrence stores. The suspects two men and a woman were charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with one count each of felony theft.
Agnes Rita Hoffman
April 20, 2002
Abuse problem not unique to U.S.
April 20, 2002
Canada, Australia, Ireland, Britain, France, Germany, Mexico, Poland. It may be the American cardinals who are headed to the Vatican, but the Roman Catholic Church has faced clergy sex scandals around the globe with the most widespread problems in English-speaking countries.
American clergy look to Rome for answer
April 20, 2002
American cardinals meeting next week about the sex abuse scandal are looking for guidance from the Vatican on a range of issues, including a proposed policy of “one strike and you’re out” for priests implicated in sex abuse cases, a U.S. church official said Friday.
Free State soccer falls, 4-0
April 20, 2002
Topeka Washburn Rural jumped to a three-goal halftime lead and went on to hand Free State its second high school soccer loss in two days, 4-0 on Friday at FSHS. “We were not ready to play mentally,” Free State coach Jason Pendleton said. “We weren’t focused on the task at hand. Washburn Rural is a good team and they made us pay for it.”
Bishop resigns committee post
April 20, 2002
Facing accusations that he protected priests who molested children, Bishop John McCormack has stepped down as head of the committee developing the Roman Catholic Church’s national response to the sex abuse crisis.
Blood-drawing pharmacist is sentenced to probation
April 20, 2002
A pharmacist who pleaded guilty to fraudulently drawing blood from 16 women was sentenced Friday to two years of probation. Corey Penner, 29, was sentenced to six months in jail on each of 16 counts of misdemeanor battery, said Janet Daily, the victims’ witness coordinator for the Harvey County Attorney’s Office.
State sees boom in child population
April 20, 2002
By Dave Ranney Today, Kansas has 50,000 more children than it did 10 years ago. “That’s a significant number,” said Gary Brunk, executive director at Kansas Action for Children, an advocacy group that this week released an analysis of 2000 census data.
More languages
April 20, 2002
Wilde visit
April 20, 2002
National League Roundup: Cubs’ Clement fans 12 again
April 20, 2002
Matt Clement gained a win to go with his 12 strikeouts Friday. Clement struck out 12 for the second game in a row and Roosevelt Brown hit a two-run homer as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds, 5-2.
Lawrence stuns Creighton Prep, 2-0
April 20, 2002
By Doug Pacey Lawrence High pitcher Ryan Rowland had an easier time getting past nationally-ranked Creighton (Neb.) Prep’s batters than he did getting by well-wishers as he tried to walk off Ice Field after the game.
Briefly
April 20, 2002
Denver: Former U.S. justice’s funeral draws crowd, colleagues Venezuela: President promises continued flow of oil
School transfers
April 20, 2002
Daily terror
April 20, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
April 20, 2002
U.S. to seek death penalty in spy case
April 20, 2002
The Justice Department will seek the death penalty for Brian P. Regan, who is charged with trying to sell top secret defense information to Iraq, Libya and China, marking the first time the government has sought execution for espionage since capital punishment was restored.
Kansas women’s tennis suffers first league loss
April 20, 2002
Texas A&M ended Kansas University’s quest for an undefeated Big 12 tennis season with a 6-1 rout of the Jayhawks on Friday. KU (15-4 overall, 9-1 in the Big 12) had won 12 consecutive matches dating to March 1.
Capitol dome project nears completion
April 20, 2002
Eight years late and 14 years after the project began, the Kansas Statehouse finally may have its crowning glory this fall. A sculpture of a Kansas American Indian drawing a bow aimed at the sky is set to be installed Sept. 15 atop the Capitol dome.
Agents remove unsafe explosives
April 20, 2002
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms officials declared a southeast Kansas explosives plant safe Thursday after removing more than 4.2 million pounds of explosives from the facility. The amount of the explosives was nearly 47 times what the Slurry Explosives plant near Hallowell was licensed to store.
Capital murder charge reinstated for 1998 shooting deaths in KCK
April 20, 2002
The Kansas Supreme Court has reinstated a capital murder charge against a Wyandotte County man for the 1998 killings of two people in Kansas City, Kan. In a unanimous opinion Friday, the court reversed a Wyandotte County District Court decision that Demetrius Hargrove’s rights to a speedy trial were violated.
AARON’S 499: Johnson snares pole for Talladega race
April 20, 2002
Rookie Jimmie Johnson won the pole Friday at Talladega Superspeedway, putting himself right where he was for the season-opening Daytona 500. The difference this time is Johnson has the experience of the Daytona race, a big difference going into Sunday’s Aaron’s 499.
Police catch escapee in sheriff’s car
April 20, 2002
Junction City Police caught a Missouri prisoner who was trying to make a getaway in a stolen sheriff’s car with the emergency lights flashing. The inmate escaped from a jail in Bates County, Mo., and stole a Bates County Sheriff’s vehicle. Authorities didn’t immediately identify the inmate or release details of his escape.
6News video report: Lawrence reacts to Gooden’s farewell
April 20, 2002
6News reports on Drew Gooden’s long awaited career decision and the reactions of some KU fans.
Agnes Rita Hoffman
April 20, 2002
Gardner  Services for Agnes Rita Hoffman, 82, Gardner, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gardner. Burial will be at St. Columbia Catholic Cemetery, Gardner. Mrs. Hoffman died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Center.
Compelling case
April 20, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Even in the proverbial smoke-filled room, the case for increased cigarette taxes should be clear. Some Kansas legislators almost certainly will try, but it’s hard to argue with the case proponents make for a substantial increase in the state excise tax on cigarettes.
KU bowling ousted from national tournament
April 20, 2002
Kansas University’s bowling club was eliminated from the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships after a pair of 4-1 losses on Friday. KU fell to defending national champion Western Illinois early, then to Michigan State in the loser’s bracket of the 16-team tournament.
World Briefs
April 20, 2002
South Korea: Boeing gets contract worth $4.4 billion London: Britain’s oldest male dies at age 109 New York: Mother faces charges in drowning death California: Missing wife’s husband sues American Airlines Iowa: Stunt injures patrons
Hands-on activities to greet Museum Day participants
April 20, 2002
By Jan Biles Hands-on activities involving the bones of man’s earliest ancestors, wings of insects and Amish quilt blocks are among the highlights of this year’s Museum Day at Kansas University.
Short-handed KU softball to face mighty Sooners
April 20, 2002
Whether short-handed or with a full roster, Kansas University’s softball team is facing a rugged stretch in its schedule. “We have a tough road ahead,” KU coach Tracy Bunge said. “We don’t have any gimmes.”
KU bowling ousted from national tournament
April 20, 2002
Kansas University’s bowling club was eliminated from the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships after a pair of 4-1 losses on Friday. KU fell to defending national champion Western Illinois early, then to Michigan State in the loser’s bracket of the 16-team tournament.
Hands-on activities to greet Museum Day participants
April 20, 2002
By Jan Biles Hands-on activities involving the bones of man’s earliest ancestors, wings of insects and Amish quilt blocks are among the highlights of this year’s Museum Day at Kansas University.
Spirituality
April 20, 2002
Nebraska court: Ministry assets must be in divorce Ten Commandments displays gain momentum in South Book revisits personal faith
Fulton qualifies second in 100
April 20, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High junior Chris Fulton is in position to challenge for a gold medal today. Fueled by a blazing start out of the blocks, Fulton won his 100-meter boys heat in 11.01 seconds and had the second-fastest time overall behind Overland Park Aquinas’ Drew Morano (10.9) on Friday at the Kansas Relays at Memorial Stadium.
Lawrence stuns Creighton Prep, 2-0
April 20, 2002
By Doug Pacey Lawrence High pitcher Ryan Rowland had an easier time getting past nationally-ranked Creighton (Neb.) Prep’s batters than he did getting by well-wishers as he tried to walk off Ice Field after the game.
Pole imparts message of peace
New symbol in South Park to be dedicated in ceremonies Sunday
April 20, 2002
By Mindie Paget Most days, especially now, peace may seem like the stuff of fairy tales. Suicide bombers release their rage in fiery bursts that maim and kill. America still lives in the shadow cast by Sept. 11.
Italian skyscraper crash may have been suicide
April 20, 2002
Italian officials expressed doubt Friday that the crash Thursday of a light aircraft into Milan’s tallest skyscraper was an accident, as was quickly presumed. Suicide for yet unclear motives became the major line of inquiry here and in Switzerland, where the pilot resided.
Shelter support
April 20, 2002
Scouting news
April 20, 2002
Around and about
April 20, 2002
Earth Day, Patriot’s Day parades compete with plays, music festivals this weekend
April 20, 2002
Spring has sprung and so has the flurry of activity in and around Lawrence. Plays, concerts, art shows and a music festival fill this weekend.
Flexible worship
Churches offer alternatives to Sunday morning service
April 20, 2002
By Jim Baker On weekends, Cynthia Willingham and her 7-year-old daughter Alicia head south to Garnett to visit family and Willingham’s boyfriend, who farms there. They typically pull back into Lawrence around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, stop home to unload their laundry and splash some water on their faces, then head straight to church.
Survey indicates more Americans are losing their religion
April 20, 2002
Can it be that Americans don’t pray well with others? The number of people who say they don’t belong to a religion has doubled over the last decade, two major studies show. Explanations don’t come easily.
Briefcase
April 20, 2002
Airlines continue to take large financial losses Manufacturing: Cessna to cut Wichita jobs Fraud: Bureau warns of scheme Volunteers: Program to meet businesses Travel: Carnival to pay dumping fine
No ifs, ands or buts, Gooden made right decision
April 20, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Not too long ago I saw a comment from Don Chaney, head coach of the New York Knicks, one of the NBA’s below-water teams. Chaney was talking about potential NBA draft choices for a long time that’s all Knicks’ fans have had to talk about and Chaney allowed how he didn’t think any of the players available for the 2002 draft qualified as an impact player.
Horoscopes
April 20, 2002
Label this VH1 movie ‘mediocre’
April 20, 2002
If the sight of Jason Priestley playing air guitar to Judas Priest’s “Eat Me Alive” is your idea of a good time, then, by all means, don’t miss the over-the-top made-for-TV movie “Warning: Parental Advisory” (8 p.m., Sunday, VH1).
On the record
April 20, 2002
Royals blanked by BoSox
April 20, 2002
For the first time in a long while, Pedro Martinez was dominant. Martinez pitched one-hit ball for eight innings, and Shea Hillenbrand had a bases-loaded triple to lead the Boston Red Sox over the Kansas City Royals 4-0 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
Police search Blake’s home
L.A. authorities seek evidence in shooting death of actor’s wife
April 20, 2002
Investigators searched the homes of Robert Blake and his bodyguard Friday, hauling away guns and other potential evidence in last year’s slaying of the actor’s wife. Detectives took boxes, a shotgun and two gun cases out of the second-floor apartment of bodyguard Earle Caldwell.
American League Roundup: Twins trounce Tribe
Minnesota rolls to 12-3 triumph
April 20, 2002
The Minnesota Twins failed to win the AL Central last year because they couldn’t beat Cleveland, and a lopsided four-game sweep last week by the Indians suggested this season would bring more of the same.
White made notable dissent
April 20, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services As one of only two dissenters in the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade case, which ushered in abortion on demand (William Rehnquist was the other), Associate Justice Byron White, who died Monday, wrote words that were as prophetic as they were profound.
Iverson status unclear for playoff opener
Sixers hope their top player will be ready to start series against Celtics
April 20, 2002
Allen Iverson wants to play against the Boston Celtics. Philadelphia’s team doctor will decide, though. Iverson practiced with the 76ers on Friday for the first time since injuring his left hand nearly a month ago, but he didn’t participate in contact drills.
Jayhawks expected decision
April 20, 2002
By David Mitchell Since Kansas University’s basketball season ended on March 30, Jayhawk fans have been dying to know whether Drew Gooden would stay or go. Turns out that the Jayhawks themselves didn’t know until Friday afternoon.
Showdown with KU’s Bulat, KSU’s Wecker fizzles
April 20, 2002
By Andy Samuelson The last time Kansas University’s Andrea Bulat and Kansas State’s Kendra Wecker threw the javelin at the Kansas Relays, both emerged victorious. Naturally, when the two were listed in the same flight Friday a possible showdown for the title looked likely.
s Wecker fizzles
April 20, 2002
By Andy Samuelson The last time Kansas University’s Andrea Bulat and Kansas State’s Kendra Wecker threw the javelin at the Kansas Relays, both emerged victorious. Naturally, when the two were listed in the same flight Friday a possible showdown for the title looked likely.
Fast-moving storm thrashes Lawrence
Strong winds down power lines, trees
April 20, 2002
By Mike Belt A fast-moving storm packing nearly 70 mph winds, heavy rain and hail punched early Friday through the Lawrence area, downing power lines, trees and shoving airplanes around.
Mission to examine actions of Israelis
April 20, 2002
The Security Council unanimously approved a U.S. resolution Friday supporting a U.N. fact-finding mission to look into Israeli military action in Jenin. The resolution came after Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres told Secretary-General Kofi Annan that it would welcome a U.N. representative “to clarify the facts” of what happened in the Jenin refugee camp.
Locusts follow war, drought, poverty in Afghanistan
April 20, 2002
In this Afghan offensive, village men are digging trenches to fight a relentlessly advancing enemy whose hunger for territory is both legendary and insatiable: locusts. Northern Afghanistan, which has endured poverty, war, drought and hunger, is now facing its worst plague of locusts in nearly 30 years, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization officials say.
Salvation Army sets annual meeting
April 20, 2002
The Salvation Army has scheduled its annual civic meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St.
Mideast defies black-and-white solutions
April 20, 2002
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News President Bush is a blunt man who often poses things in black-and-white terms. He likes to set straightforward goals. Several in recent months stand out. One goal of the war on terrorism, Mr. Bush has said, is to capture Osama bin Laden “dead or alive.”
Glass on Mass to offer lessons on making stained-glass works
April 20, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn When Tish Adams got burned out at her Kansas City corporate job at Sprint, she saw her future as clear as glass  stained glass that is. Adams two weeks ago opened Glass on Mass, a specialty store at 1103 Mass. that provides lessons and sells tools and supplies to people interested in making their own stained-glass creations.
As primary looms, Republicans continue to look for unity
April 20, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Right now, the Kansas Republican Party is in disarray. The apparent front-runner for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, Carla Stovall, shocked many by withdrawing from the campaign. This triggered immediate speculation about who could pick up the GOP banner and carry it to victory in the upcoming general election.
KU Basketball Notebook
April 20, 2002
Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams asked Drew Gooden to inform him of his decision whether to leave for the NBA or return for his senior year at KU via telephone. “That’d way it’d be easier for him to tell me if he was leaving,” KU coach Williams explained.
KU Basketball Notebook
April 20, 2002
Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams asked Drew Gooden to inform him of his decision whether to leave for the NBA or return for his senior year at KU via telephone. “That’d way it’d be easier for him to tell me if he was leaving,” KU coach Williams explained.
6Sports video report: Prep students see action at Relays
April 20, 2002
6Sports reports on Friday’s Kansas Relays action.
KU men, women victorious
April 20, 2002
By Levi Chronister As the anchor of the Kansas University women’s distance medley relay team, Katy Eisenmenger doesn’t often lap runners. The senior did just that on Friday, though, passing Friends University on her third lap and overtaking Concordia College and Illinois-Chicago in the final lap of the team’s victory at the Kansas Relays.
s farewell
April 20, 2002
6News reports on Drew Gooden’s long awaited career decision and the reactions of some KU fans.
No ifs, ands or buts, Gooden made right decision
April 20, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Not too long ago I saw a comment from Don Chaney, head coach of the New York Knicks, one of the NBA’s below-water teams. Chaney was talking about potential NBA draft choices  for a long time that’s all Knicks’ fans have had to talk about  and Chaney allowed how he didn’t think any of the players available for the 2002 draft qualified as an impact player.
People
April 20, 2002
Dietrich regains Berlin citizenship Ventura touts medical marijuana Gertz feels connection to Gilda Duvall nursing tender ribs
Area briefs
April 20, 2002
Collegium Musicum presents Spanish villancico songs Williamstown student wins prairie preserve art contest Retro dance party open tonight for youths
New Yorkers share OKC pain
It’s seven months for us and seven years for them’
April 20, 2002
Victims of the Sept. 11 attacks gathered with Oklahomans under the twisted branches of an elm, known as the “Survivor Tree,” to remember and reflect on Friday morning, the seventh anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.
Engineer says tracks didn’t line up
April 20, 2002
The engineer of the Amtrak train that crashed near this hamlet told investigators he threw on the emergency brakes just before the deadly derailment because he saw misaligned tracks ahead, the NTSB said Friday.
Compelling case
April 20, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Even in the proverbial smoke-filled room, the case for increased cigarette taxes should be clear. Some Kansas legislators almost certainly will try, but it’s hard to argue with the case proponents make for a substantial increase in the state excise tax on cigarettes.
Carr’s deal reportedly approved by NFL
April 20, 2002
The NFL Management Council has approved the seven-year deal between the expansion Houston Texans and quarterback David Carr, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday on its Web site.
Nation Briefs
April 20, 2002
Louisiana: Threatening letters target homes, business Washington: Memo blasts Interior on Indian payments Houston: Enron president resigns
KU women’s golf in 12th at Big 12
April 20, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in 12th place after Friday’s first round of the Big 12 Championships. KU shot a first-round 332 team score on the 6,008-yard, par-72 Colbert Hills Golf Course. Oklahoma State leads with a 293 team score.
Baseball rained out
April 20, 2002
Kansas University’s Big 12 Conference baseball game at Missouri was postponed by rain Friday night. The game will be made up today in a doubleheader that will start at 4 p.m. at KU’s Hoglund Ballpark.
Mock draft
April 20, 2002
Friends and neighbors
April 20, 2002
Strong winds down power lines, trees
April 20, 2002
By Mike Belt A fast-moving storm packing nearly 70 mph winds, heavy rain and hail punched early Friday through the Lawrence area, downing power lines, trees and shoving airplanes around.
s Brown, Murphy 1-2 in boys javelin
April 20, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Baldwin High senior Eric Brown didn’t waste any time establishing himself as the premier javelin thrower at the Kansas Relays on Friday outside Memorial Stadium. Brown launched a season-best 207-foot, 11-inch throw on his first attempt and was the lone thrower to break 200 feet as he captured the Relays javelin title for the second consecutive year.
6Sports video report: Gooden announces decision after weeks of waiting
April 20, 2002
6Sports reports on Friday’s press conference where Drew Gooden announced his decision to enter the 2002 NBA draft.
New symbol in South Park to be dedicated in ceremonies Sunday
April 20, 2002
By Mindie Paget Most days, especially now, peace may seem like the stuff of fairy tales. Suicide bombers release their rage in fiery bursts that maim and kill. America still lives in the shadow cast by Sept. 11.
Southwest Junior High English teacher named Educator of Year
April 20, 2002
By Mindie Paget Such serious matters as the state’s budget shortfall and looming staff cuts became punch lines Friday night at a variety show to raise money for the Lawrence school district.
Plans for trafficway realign Louisiana
April 20, 2002
By Mark Fagan Plans for replacing wetlands to make way for completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway also could reduce traffic cutting through the edge of the Indian Hills neighborhood, officials said.
s Day parades compete with plays, music festivals this weekend
April 20, 2002
Spring has sprung and so has the flurry of activity in and around Lawrence. Plays, concerts, art shows and a music festival fill this weekend.
USA WEEKEND recognizes participants in Make a Difference Day
April 20, 2002
Seven hundred children would have gone without Christmas presents had it not been for the efforts of Kansas University volunteers last October. The university’s Center for Community Outreach organized a 5-kilometer run to collect toys for its annual holiday party.
6Sports video report: Prep students see action at Relays
April 20, 2002
6Sports reports on Friday’s Kansas Relays action.
6Sports video report: Gooden announces decision after weeks of waiting
April 20, 2002
6Sports reports on Friday’s press conference where Drew Gooden announced his decision to enter the 2002 NBA draft.
World Briefs
April 20, 2002
South Africa: Mandela seeks help to solve Thames killing Geneva: U.S. scientist ejected from climate panel Yugoslavia: Ethnic Albanian rebels face war crimes charges
Short-handed KU softball to face mighty Sooners
April 20, 2002
Whether short-handed or with a full roster, Kansas University’s softball team is facing a rugged stretch in its schedule. “We have a tough road ahead,” KU coach Tracy Bunge said. “We don’t have any gimmes.”
car
April 20, 2002
By Mike Belt Three Topeka residents arrested Thursday are suspected of taking more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from several Lawrence stores. The suspects  two men and a woman  were charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with one count each of felony theft.
Inmate remains at large a week after escape
April 20, 2002
By Mike Belt Failure to follow proper policies and procedures allowed an inmate at the Douglas County Jail to escape last Saturday, Sheriff Rick Trapp said Friday. The escapee, Vernon Folks, 29, Eudora, is still at large.
Lawrence construction off to slower start in 2002
April 20, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Through the first quarter of 2002, Lawrence builders are off to their slowest start since 1997, according to recently released figures from the city’s Building Inspections Department.
Junior forward leaving KU for NBA Draft
April 20, 2002
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden officially announced he would make himself available for the 2002 NBA Draft on Friday afternoon. But Drew knew he was NBA-bound last winter when he scored 20 or more points in eight of 10 conference games from Jan 23 to Feb. 24.
Free State soccer falls, 4-0
April 20, 2002
Topeka Washburn Rural jumped to a three-goal halftime lead and went on to hand Free State its second high school soccer loss in two days, 4-0 on Friday at FSHS. “We were not ready to play mentally,” Free State coach Jason Pendleton said. “We weren’t focused on the task at hand. Washburn Rural is a good team and they made us pay for it.”
Churches offer alternatives to Sunday morning service
April 20, 2002
By Jim Baker On weekends, Cynthia Willingham and her 7-year-old daughter Alicia head south to Garnett to visit family and Willingham’s boyfriend, who farms there. They typically pull back into Lawrence around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, stop home to unload their laundry and splash some water on their faces, then head straight to church.
Sheriff: Staff breakdown to blame for jailbreak
Inmate remains at large a week after escape
April 20, 2002
By Mike Belt Failure to follow proper policies and procedures allowed an inmate at the Douglas County Jail to escape last Saturday, Sheriff Rick Trapp said Friday. The escapee, Vernon Folks, 29, Eudora, is still at large.
State sees boom in child population
April 20, 2002
By Dave Ranney Today, Kansas has 50,000 more children than it did 10 years ago. “That’s a significant number,” said Gary Brunk, executive director at Kansas Action for Children, an advocacy group that this week released an analysis of 2000 census data.
As primary looms, Republicans continue to look for unity
April 20, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Right now, the Kansas Republican Party is in disarray. The apparent front-runner for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, Carla Stovall, shocked many by withdrawing from the campaign. This triggered immediate speculation about who could pick up the GOP banner and carry it to victory in the upcoming general election.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
April 20, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.32 at Conoco at Sixth Street and Crestline Drive and the Citgo stations at Ninth and Iowa streets and at 920 N. Second St.
FIRESTONE INDY 225: De Ferran unimpressed with his practice time
April 20, 2002
Although he was the fastest driver in practice Friday at Nazareth Speedway, Gil de Ferran didn’t figure that meant much. Neither did Jaques Lazier, whose speed was nearly as good when the IRL competitors navigated the tight, mile oval for the first time in preparation for Sunday’s Firestone Indy 225.