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Israel leaves most West Bank cities, except Arafat’s compound and Bethlehem
April 21, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 2:05 p.m.) With Israeli forces gone from most Palestinian cities in the West Bank, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared Sunday that the current stage of Israel’s “war on terrorism” was over, but would continue to be waged with new tactics.
Islamic group says police arrested its leader to stop anti-Musharraf rally
Government denies man in custody
April 21, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 9:55 a.m.) The leader of Pakistan’s largest Islamic party was picked up by police on Sunday in an apparent attempt to prevent protest rallies against President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, a party spokesman said.
Powell said he’s likely to return to Mideast ‘in the not too distant future’
April 21, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 9:51 a.m.) Secretary of State Colin Powell, who recently spent more than a week in the region in a failed effort to forge a cease-fire between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, said he had not expected to come back with a peace settlement. “It was a difficult mission and I think we made some progress,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Wet weather disrupts regional sporting events
April 21, 2002
Inclement weather throughout the region Saturday forced the cancellation or postponement of nearly all scheduled outdoor athletic events. Here is a look at what was affected by the wet weather:
People
April 21, 2002
No Love for Nirvana survivors Author to lecture no more Old Gray Lady’s publisher sports a new black eye Alma mater honors keyboardist
Quentin T. Shogrin
April 21, 2002
A three-pound crappie? Surely, it was
April 21, 2002
The year was 1967. Toledo Bend was new, but George Brewer was old. At least he seemed old to me. Brewer was the father to one of my childhood friends, Larry Brewer. Larry and I were fishing with his dad that day when a large white crappie nailed Mr. Brewer’s spinnerbait, a lure he hoped would attract a bass.
Stars-in-waiting abound at KU
April 21, 2002
By Bill Mayer Roy Williams stressed Friday that Drew Gooden is the best offensive rebounder Williams ever coached. Roy’s said that before. No surprise. But in once again complimenting his beloved junior All-American following Drew’s departure declaration, Williams formally issued the challenge for his 2002-03 Kansas basketeers.
Arts notes
April 21, 2002
Music to accompany classic silent films West African author to lead workshop Psychologist to talk about angels, healing Lawrence resident’s quilt in exhibit Washburn to present Cabaret 2000
Arts notes
April 21, 2002
Artist creates mural for Topeka banking office Baldwin coffee shop to mark first anniversary with music Film traces the journey of explorers Lewis and Clark Storytellers to gather for Downs event
KU softball falls to OU
April 21, 2002
Kansas University scored twice in the top of the first inning, but couldn’t hold on against Oklahoma, falling to the Sooners, 6-3, in softball on Saturday. After taking an early 2-0 lead, the Jayhawks allowed two runs in the bottom of the second, saw the Sooners add three more runs in the third and push an insurance run across in the sixth.
s agenda: international peace
April 21, 2002
By Mindie Paget F.W. de Klerk has faced tougher crowds. The former president of South Africa, who has been credited as a partner with Nelson Mandela in dismantling apartheid, has spoken at dozens of American universities since he retired from politics in 1997.
Area briefs
April 21, 2002
Douglas County AIDS Project sponsoring Walk for Health Center seeks sponsors to recognize volunteers Family of deceased child has public service
City deals with rocky 2001
Travel spending in Lawrence declines by about $1.5 million
April 21, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn They say in the travel industry that getting there is half the fun, but for Lawrence companies that rely on travelers for a good part of their business, getting to the end of 2001 was no fun at all. In fact, according to the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau’s annual report released this week, it may have been downright painful for some.
Briefcase
April 21, 2002
Soft drink: Coke adding twist to lineup Safety: Many companies regulate phone usage while driving Motley Fool: Name that company
Business briefs
April 21, 2002
Seat-belt use in Kansas increases in past 10 years
April 21, 2002
Seat belt use in Kansas has risen in the past decade, but law enforcement officials say stricter rules would prompt more people to buckle up. Kansas is among 33 states with a secondary seat-belt law for adults.
World Briefs
April 21, 2002
LONDON: Discovery rewrites start of women’s movement Venezuela: Military takes new hit; generals die in crash Belarus: Economic reformers arrested for protest
Award nomination deadline nears
April 21, 2002
The Kansas Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 2002 Governor’s Arts Awards. The deadline for submitting nominations and support materials is May 1.
Jewish teachings
April 21, 2002
Will science take character out of aging?
April 21, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group Just because the FDA has approved of Botox doesn’t mean that I have to. In fact, since 835,000 people have already had their foreheads injected with the paralyzing fluid that keeps them from being able to frown, I figure that somebody has to frown for them.
What are you reading?
April 21, 2002
Bookstore
April 21, 2002
call
April 21, 2002
By Gary Bedore The 75th Kansas Relays won’t be remembered for the competition. They’ll be remembered for rain. “Rain and the Kansas Relays unfortunately are somewhat synonymous,” Relays meet director Tim Weaver said Saturday.
Local briefs
April 21, 2002
County ECKAN office under new leadership AFter facing several obstacles, the Douglas County ECKAN office reopened March 28 under the leadership of newly appointed coordinator Joyce Molina. Molina, a Eudora resident, volunteered for ECKAN before she was hired and has worked as a case manager for a medical assistance program company in Lawrence, taken several missionary trips to build churches in Mexico and volunteered for the Head Start program in Kansas City, Mo. _______________________________________ Evolution: KU physics professor honored for role in debate A scientific society has honored a Kansas University professor for his role in reinstating evolution instruction in Kansas public schools. Adrian Melott, professor of physics and astronomy, received the Joseph A. Burton Forum Award from the American Physical Society. The $3,000 award recognizes “outstanding contributions to the public understanding or resolution of issues involving the interface of physics and society.” Melott voiced opposition to the Kansas State Board of Education’s 1999 decision to de-emphasize evolution teaching in science curriculum. He met with teachers and school administrators, attended board meetings and co-wrote a book, “A Kansan’s Guide to Science,” that explained scientific discoveries and the scientific process. The Board of Education later reversed its decision. _______________________________________ Environment: Clinton Lake Cleanup seeks volunteers for annual event Volunteers are being sought for this year’s 19th annual Clinton Lake Cleanup to be Saturday. The cleanup will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in Overlook Park at the north end of Clinton Dam. The annual cleanup is coordinated by the Clinton Lake Cleanup Committee, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and the city of Lawrence. During the past 18 years, more than 8,000 volunteers have helped the lake maintain its beauty, park and lake officials said. Volunteer groups as well as individuals are invited to participate. A complimentary lunch will be provided to the volunteers. Information on recycling, live animal displays and a variety of other activities will be provided. For more information or to pre-register a group for the event, call Park Ranger Kipp Walters at (785) 843-7665. _______________________________________ Community: Airport sponsors open house The Lawrence Municipal Airport will play host to an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Visitors will be able to tour the recently completed facility improvements and visit displays of products and services available from businesses operating at the airport. The airport is on U.S. Highway 24/40 approximately three miles from downtown Lawrence, and one mile east of the U.S. Highway 59 and 24/40 junction the intersection is referred to locally as “Tee-Pee Junction.” The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a drawing for four free flights around the city. The aerial tours will last approximately 25 minutes, and winners must be present at the time of the drawing to win. Winners will be drawn at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. _______________________________________ 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.
Revelations about diluted drugs send doctors scurrying for records
April 21, 2002
In a grim repeat of a scene from last August, doctors at Kansas City Internal Medicine began sifting through medical records and documents from Robert Courtney’s pharmacy to identify patients who may have gotten watered-down drugs.
Earthquake rattles Northeast
April 21, 2002
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 shook the Northeast awake early Saturday, collapsing roads in New York and rattling homes from Maine to Maryland. No injuries were immediately reported.
American League Roundup: Blue Jays survive collapse
Toronto turns back Yankees in 10 innings
April 21, 2002
Masters of the late comeback last year, the New York Yankees were poised to make Toronto their first victim this season. Because of Dan Plesac and Eric Hinske, the Blue Jays didn’t let it happen.
KBI gets feedback on what to spare from budget cuts
April 21, 2002
By Mike Belt Save the labs and the field agents. That’s the message area law enforcement chiefs are giving the Kansas Bureau of Investigation as the agency prepares for what could be as much as a $1 million cut in its next budget.
s facilities could cost $5 million, consulting firm says
April 21, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Students who use wheelchairs take a road less traveled when entering New York School. Handicapped parking space is on the Lawrence elementary school’s north side, but the ramped entrance for disabled students is on the south side. The school’s main entrance and office is at neither end. It’s at the center of the building’s west side along New York Street.
Allergy sufferers turn to medication and shots for relief
April 21, 2002
By Jim Baker If your eyes are itchy, your sinuses are stuffed up or you just can’t seem to stop sneezing, it might be easy to identify the culprit. Allergies. This is a time of year when the air starts to fill with all kinds of mold and pollen  and the waiting rooms of allergy specialists begin to fill with patients who are miserable.
Holly production shows music lives on
April 21, 2002
By Jan Biles The cast of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” has made a liar out of singer-songwriter Don McLean. Contrary to McLean’s 1970s’ hit “American Pie,” the music didn’t die Feb. 2, 1959, when the chart-topping Holly perished in a fiery plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
soon
April 21, 2002
By Roger Martin You know this Kansas drought you’ve heard about? It’s history. It’ll be pouring outside by the time these words reach you. In sheets, in buckets. A gully washer, a toad strangler. I know this is so because droughts and stock market corrections don’t exist to impoverish farmers and investors.
Vitale: Even without Gooden, Kansas still will be pretty good
April 21, 2002
By Gary Bedore With Drew Gooden in the lineup, Kansas University basketball figured to face some high expectations next season. “No. 1, they’d be my No. 1 team in the nation,” ESPN color analyst Dick Vitale said emphatically in a phone interview. Gooden won’t be in the lineup, though.
Saudi prince calls for liberal reforms
April 21, 2002
He’s a democrat in an autocratic state, a prince who does not believe in the royal family’s monopoly on power. In a country where few dare criticize the king and the Islamic establishment, Prince Talal calls for a constitutional monarchy, an elected parliament and a sharp reduction in the clergy’s powers.
Lawrence School Board
Board to adopt mandate for teacher contract nonrenewal
April 21, 2002
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Blinded by the right
David Brock disavows his earlier actions, writing
April 21, 2002
Just after the Monica Lewinsky story broke in 1998, David Brock says he called a White House aide and spilled his guts on everything he knew about the anti-Clinton movement.
Energy policy promotes energy crisis
April 21, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Developments involving two desolate places and one lush one the fertile Midwest demonstrate how Congress plays with energy policy.
Duo writes ‘her-story’ lesson about female inventors
April 21, 2002
While doing research for their best-selling book “Mothers of Invention,” Ethlie Ann Vare and Greg Ptacek were amazed at what they call a “strange historical amnesia” regarding female inventors and their accomplishments throughout the ages.
Collectors in the hunt for 1950s children’s items
April 21, 2002
Hopalong Cassidy was a cowboy hero who first appeared in 1907 in a series of short stories. He was a hard-drinking ruffian in the stories, but when he was featured in movies in the 1930s, he became a white-haired, clean-living gentleman cowboy.
Summertime for Hollywood
Clones, spider guy, scorpion dude coming to a theater near you
April 21, 2002
So many summer movies, so many question marks. Is The Rock actor enough to carry “The Scorpion King” without the digitally grafted insect body he wore in “The Mummy Returns”?
Awning adds a European touch
April 21, 2002
Wouldn’t it be great to travel to a quaint little bistro in the Mediterranean somewhere for a romantic lunch? Well, my buddy Matt Fox keeps insisting that you can get that very same feeling by sewing a bistro-style awning for your dining room or breakfast nook window.
Alice in Chains lead singer found dead
April 21, 2002
Layne Staley, lead singer and guitarist for the grunge band Alice in Chains, was found dead in his apartment, authorities said Saturday. He was 34. Tests were required to establish the identity because the body, discovered Friday, had started to decompose.
Detainee questioning falling short of mark
Inexperienced interrogators, language problems give Taliban captives upper hand, sources say
April 21, 2002
The effort to obtain information from al-Qaida and Taliban fighters detained at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba has been hampered by inexperienced interrogators and linguists, military bureaucracy and squabbles among private language contractors, according to sources familiar with the government’s mission there.
Horoscopes
April 21, 2002
Mower magic
Proper equipment eases lawn care
April 21, 2002
By Carol Boncella As if the flowering trees, warming temperatures and tulips aren’t enough of a hint, the roar of the lawn mower and the wonderful scent of freshly cut grass are sure giveaways. Spring is here.
Chiefs trade up, beef up
April 21, 2002
With a pint-sized assistant equipment manager running interference in New York, the Kansas City Chiefs landed their 300-pound defensive tackle. Making a last-second trade with Dallas to move up two spots from eighth to sixth, the Chiefs picked North Carolina defensive tackle Ryan Sims on Saturday the man they’d coveted since his dominating performance in the Senior Bowl.
Landowners can get free deer permits
April 21, 2002
White-tailed deer are above tolerance levels in several areas of the state, and hunting is the most effective tool to reduce the population. More specifically, the harvest of female white-tailed deer is essential because a buck can breed many does.
Green room full of nervous energy
Invited prospects and their families anxiously await their fate backstage
April 21, 2002
Backstage, the Theater at Madison Square Garden. They call it the green room, appropriate if you are an invited prospect who starts falling through the NFL draft, because that’s the color you turn.
British warn of threat to Afghan king
Security remains tight around former monarch who ended years of exile
April 21, 2002
British military officials warned Saturday of a death threat against Mohammed Zahir Shah, just two days after Afghanistan’s former monarch returned to his homeland amid celebrations and outpourings of joy from his countrymen.
Finger-pointing time
April 21, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Is the governor’s criticism of others who haven’t provided enough support for the state’s education system warranted?
Swimsuit shopping: Take the plunge
Colorful prints, two-piece tankinis among latest styles
April 21, 2002
The first thing to remember when shopping for a new bathing suit this year is to forget everything you already know. Big, splashy, colorful prints are everywhere while only a handful of sleek black suits are in stores; two-piece tankinis which made their first appearance at the pool only a few years ago are now the norm; and skirted suits are hip.
s list
April 21, 2002
By Jan Biles On the narrative for a handcrafted rocking chair in the Lawrence Art Auction, artist Will Orvedal says the piece was inspired by the rocking of his boat while he fished in the Wakarusa River.
boasts talented cast
April 21, 2002
By Jan Biles There are several reasons to get your tickets for University Theatre’s production of “South Pacific.” But at the top of the list is the fabulous singing. The praise one could heap on baritone Justin Petersen, who plays Emile De Becque, could fill the space allotted for this review.
Irvie Price
April 21, 2002
Services for Irvie Price, 74, Kerrville, Tex., formerly of Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Price died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital, Kerrville.
carries a timeless societal message
April 21, 2002
By Jan Biles Playwright Sam Shepard likes to write about dysfunctional families from the Midwest. In the case of “Curse of the Starving Class,” the family is headed by an alcoholic father. The mother is having an affair; the preteen daughter is angry and precocious; and the teen-age son wants something better for himself but doesn’t know how to get it.
Teen-age artists see mural as a way to give back to the community
April 21, 2002
By Jan Biles Several Lawrence teen-agers are using their artistic abilities to give back to the community. Seventeen apprentice-artists in the Van Go JAMS program are painting a large mural on the hallway leading to the child and family services wing at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, 200 Maine.
Arts notes
April 21, 2002
KU art students in illustration show KU art department chair showing paintings Coal City Review plans reading at cafe Mexican artists’ works on display
s Cantwell shines in shot put
April 21, 2002
By Andy Samuelson On a dark and dreary Saturday afternoon at the 75th annual Kansas Relays, it would have been pretty easy for Missouri’s Christian Cantwell to pack his shot put into his equipment bag and call it a day.
Sparks
April 21, 2002
Services for Arthur “Leonard” Sparks, 77, rural Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Mr. Sparks died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at a Topeka Hospital.
Mumford runner-up in long jump
April 21, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus An hour before a downpour delayed the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Free State High poured it on during the two-mile relay. Adrian Ludwig, Hiral Bhakta, Nick Ens and Justin White combined for a 7-minute, 58.81-second time in the 3,200-yard relay to take second place.
Irvie Price
April 21, 2002
Overhaul includes offices
April 21, 2002
By David Mitchell Kansas University football fans were clamoring for change last fall while the Jayhawks were struggling through their sixth straight losing season. Change is what they’re getting. KU has eight new coaches, who will oversee 24 new players wearing new uniforms when the new season starts Aug. 31 at Iowa State.
Discord remains a concern for agency
April 21, 2002
By Mindie Paget Douglas County ECKAN Advisory Board members say a history of discord between Douglas County ECKAN and the agency’s home office in Ottawa continues to raise concerns about a top ECKAN official’s commitment to the needs of Douglas County residents.
Residents celebrate beer, bicycles, parades, Earth Day awareness, despite April showers
April 21, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Outdoor events Saturday were awash with good times and a lot of rain. “Every time we come to Lawrence it always rains, but it scares no one,” said David Kemp, “tour connoisseur” for New Belgium Brewing Company’s Tour de Fat.
Wet weather disrupts regional sporting events
April 21, 2002
Inclement weather throughout the region Saturday forced the cancellation or postponement of nearly all scheduled outdoor athletic events. Here is a look at what was affected by the wet weather:
New ECKAN leader hired
April 21, 2002
By Mindie Paget An agency that serves the needy in Douglas County is getting back on its feet after the late-winter firing of its veteran coordinator and the temporary closing of its Lawrence office.
Journal-World wins awards
April 21, 2002
The Lawrence Journal-World on Saturday won seven first-place awards in the Kansas Press Assn.’s 2002 Awards of Excellence contest. The awards were among 29 the newspaper received at the 110th annual KPA Convention and Trade Show in Wichita.
Politics need not be our only guide
April 21, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Redistricting has been called a political blood sport, and in Kansas it’s wounding the state. The once-a-decade process of using new federal population statistics to redraw boundaries for legislative and congressional districts sounds about as dry as a summer breeze.
Readers, choose your comics
April 21, 2002
Here’s a list of the comics that appear in the Journal-World. Pick your three favorites, and rank them in order, with No. 1 being your most favorite. Then let us know which ones you could live without.
Travel spending in Lawrence declines by about $1.5 million
April 21, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn They say in the travel industry that getting there is half the fun, but for Lawrence companies that rely on travelers for a good part of their business, getting to the end of 2001 was no fun at all. In fact, according to the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau’s annual report released this week, it may have been downright painful for some.
Artists find inspiration in scenery near Cottonwood Falls
April 21, 2002
By Louis Copt Special to the Journal-World The transition from a studio painter to plein air painting (French for painting outside) has been educational to say the least. I have always enjoyed the comfort of painting inside with the coffee pot handy, music in the background and the telephone not far away.
Israel pulls back troops, pledges U.N. cooperation
April 21, 2002
Israel began pulling forces out of the West Bank cities of Nablus and Ramallah on Saturday night, and officials said they would cooperate with a United Nations probe into the army’s devastating attack on the Jenin refugee camp.
Arab-Americans dominate peaceful protests in Washington
April 21, 2002
Tens of thousands converged Saturday on downtown Washington, D.C., to demonstrate for a variety of causes, but it was the numbers and passion of busloads of Arab-Americans and their supporters that dominated the streets.
Playwright’s ‘Curse’ carries a timeless societal message
April 21, 2002
By Jan Biles Playwright Sam Shepard likes to write about dysfunctional families from the Midwest. In the case of “Curse of the Starving Class,” the family is headed by an alcoholic father. The mother is having an affair; the preteen daughter is angry and precocious; and the teen-age son wants something better for himself but doesn’t know how to get it.
Philly, Boston rekindle rivalry
Pierce, Iverson new attractions in old feud
April 21, 2002
When their teams were among the best, Boston and Philadelphia had a rivalry as intense as any in the NBA. With the Celtics back in the playoffs after a six-year absence, this old feud returns to Boston today for the start of a best-of-five series.
Construction worker has passion for history
Business specializes in restoring old barns
April 21, 2002
Working from a farm where abolitionist John Brown once lived, Gary Coburn is restoring old homes and barns to help preserve part of America’s architectural history. Coburn’s specialty is saving old timber-frame houses and barns for homeowners seeking to achieve a rustic, open feel that he says can only be perfected by using the 2,000-year-old building technique.
Arthur ‘Leonard’ Sparks
April 21, 2002
Dental floss savings lead to winner of cheapskate award
April 21, 2002
There is the granny who has her chauffeur circle the block to find a meter with time left on it … The man who goes to Phillies games free by rushing over during rain delays … The woman who gets mulch and clothes by gathering discarded scarecrows after Halloween …
The Motley Fool
April 21, 2002
Last week’s answer Researching companies Bought and held
Free State relay second
Lions’ Mumford runner-up in long jump
April 21, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus An hour before a downpour delayed the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Free State High poured it on during the two-mile relay. Adrian Ludwig, Hiral Bhakta, Nick Ens and Justin White combined for a 7-minute, 58.81-second time in the 3,200-yard relay to take second place.
Charity lends helping hand to aging comic book artists
April 21, 2002
Work dried up for artist Bill Messner-Loebs when the comic books’ speculative bubble burst in the mid-1990s. His savings gone, Messner-Loebs was destitute and about to lose his home in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Where do we draw the line?
Politics need not be our only guide
April 21, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Redistricting has been called a political blood sport, and in Kansas it’s wounding the state. The once-a-decade process of using new federal population statistics to redraw boundaries for legislative and congressional districts sounds about as dry as a summer breeze.
De Klerk’s agenda: international peace
April 21, 2002
By Mindie Paget F.W. de Klerk has faced tougher crowds. The former president of South Africa, who has been credited as a partner with Nelson Mandela in dismantling apartheid, has spoken at dozens of American universities since he retired from politics in 1997.
Rain no rival for outdoor festivities
Residents celebrate beer, bicycles, parades, Earth Day awareness, despite April showers
April 21, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Outdoor events Saturday were awash with good times and a lot of rain. “Every time we come to Lawrence it always rains, but it scares no one,” said David Kemp, “tour connoisseur” for New Belgium Brewing Company’s Tour de Fat.
Site assists seniors with locating state, federal benefits
April 21, 2002
Senior citizens across the country probably are eligible for federal and state benefits they’re not getting. The reason: They don’t know what benefits they’re eligible for or how to apply for them.
Thin is out at NFL draft
Big men dominate early; Harrington surprise at No. 3
April 21, 2002
The NFL draft was definitely for big guys with one or two little surprises. The question of where Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington would go was answered early Saturday when, minutes after he was told Detroit wouldn’t take him, the Lions changed their mind and did with the third pick.
Memorial service honors victims of Columbine
Community marks tragedy’s third anniversary
April 21, 2002
On the third anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, friends and relatives released balloons and erected crosses on Saturday in memory of the 13 victims.
Playoff Roundup: Kings quiet Jazz in Game 1
April 21, 2002
Chris Webber got away with a late mistake. Scott Padgett didn’t. Webber had 24 points and 12 rebounds and blocked a late three-point attempt by Padgett after missing a clinching free throw as top-seeded Sacramento Kings held off Utah, 89-86, Saturday in Game 1 of their best-of-five series.
Make sure your attorney explains details of divorce settlement
April 21, 2002
After preparing for hours for a temporary support hearing in my divorce case, my lawyer handed me a number of papers to sign at the courthouse 10 minutes before the hearing.
Stamps honor American aircraft
April 21, 2002
Off we go into the wild blue yonder. From the crude engineering of the Wright brothers’ Model B to the present-day sleek fighter planes of the U.S. Air Force, aircraft have an important and romantic place in our history.
Lawrence commuter report
April 21, 2002
The following construction projects may affect traffic this week in the region.
Geneva Helm
April 21, 2002
Some sex offenders not registered
April 21, 2002
Several Reno County convicted sex offenders, including seven convicted rapists, have failed to register their home addresses with the state. Despite the state’s apparent oversight, all 25 offenders are headed for prosecution for their failure to register.
Conference to explore Australian fiction, film
April 21, 2002
Mites can cause big frustrations
April 21, 2002
By Bruce Chladny One of the many joys of early spring is opening the windows and letting fresh air into the home. However, warm spring air is not all that is coming in lately. Many homeowners are frustrated by a little visitor called the winter grain mite. As the name implies, these mites are small but can be obnoxious.
Regular maintenance can extend a mower’s life
April 21, 2002
New mowers are expensive, and you can double the useful life of yours with normal maintenance.
Rooms and roots
April 21, 2002
How does your garden grow? Artistic family banks on gallery, retail business Evaluate daffodils now
Shakeup precedes rainout
April 21, 2002
With six Kansas City Royals regulars hitting .224 or lower, manager Tony Muser decided Saturday it was time to shake up the batting order. Kansas City’s game against the Boston Red Sox was rained out Saturday night and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. today.
Earth Day poems
April 21, 2002
Earth Day poems by Grantville Elementary School students.
ADA compliance evaluated
Upgrading district’s facilities could cost $5 million, consulting firm says
April 21, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Students who use wheelchairs take a road less traveled when entering New York School. Handicapped parking space is on the Lawrence elementary school’s north side, but the ramped entrance for disabled students is on the south side. The school’s main entrance and office is at neither end. It’s at the center of the building’s west side along New York Street.
KBI gets feedback on what to spare from budget cuts
April 21, 2002
By Mike Belt Save the labs and the field agents. That’s the message area law enforcement chiefs are giving the Kansas Bureau of Investigation as the agency prepares for what could be as much as a $1 million cut in its next budget.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
April 21, 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.
On the record
April 21, 2002
Talking to turkeys terrific
Minnesota man prefers diaphragm calls to slate or box calls
April 21, 2002
Duane Lasley slipped the turkey call into his mouth and cut loose with several seductive yelps. He sounded very believable. The results were impressive. Heads began appearing at various distances. These vulnerable critters couldn’t resist Lasley’s beckoning sweet-talk.
State hunting accidents hit record low
April 21, 2002
For the second year in a row, Wildlife and Parks is reporting a low number of state hunting-related accidents. Kansas had 18 hunting-related accidents for the year 2001, down one from last year’s record low of 19.
Prosecutors in barrel bodies case defend police surveillance techniques
April 21, 2002
Prosecutors are defending the methods police used in their pre-arrest surveillance of accused serial killer John E. Robinson Sr.
An artful auction
Handmade rocking chair heads the sale’s list
April 21, 2002
By Jan Biles On the narrative for a handcrafted rocking chair in the Lawrence Art Auction, artist Will Orvedal says the piece was inspired by the rocking of his boat while he fished in the Wakarusa River.
National League Roundup: Brewers clip Cardinals again
Milwaukee wins third straight game under interim manager Royster
April 21, 2002
Jerry Royster has a simple explanation for the Milwaukee Brewers’ success since he replaced manager Davey Lopes. The Brewers won their third straight game under Royster, beating the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3, Saturday behind Alex Sanchez’s tiebreaking single in the eighth inning.
New ECKAN leader hired
April 21, 2002
By Mindie Paget An agency that serves the needy in Douglas County is getting back on its feet after the late-winter firing of its veteran coordinator and the temporary closing of its Lawrence office.
Discord remains a concern for agency
April 21, 2002
By Mindie Paget Douglas County ECKAN Advisory Board members say a history of discord between Douglas County ECKAN and the agency’s home office in Ottawa continues to raise concerns about a top ECKAN official’s commitment to the needs of Douglas County residents.
It’s the season for sneezin’
Allergy sufferers turn to medication and shots for relief
April 21, 2002
By Jim Baker If your eyes are itchy, your sinuses are stuffed up or you just can’t seem to stop sneezing, it might be easy to identify the culprit. Allergies. This is a time of year when the air starts to fill with all kinds of mold and pollen and the waiting rooms of allergy specialists begin to fill with patients who are miserable.
Pope insists priests be celibate
On eve of meeting with U.S. cardinals, pontiff reiterates ‘value of celibacy’ for Catholic clergy
April 21, 2002
In a strong message days before a summit of U.S. churchmen on a sex abuse scandal, Pope John Paul II said Saturday that priests must live celibate lives and avoid scandalous behavior. Bishops, he said, must investigate such behavior and take action to end it.
Crash pilot ‘desperate’ over money
April 21, 2002
The pilot of the small plane that plowed into a Milan office tower was “desperate” over his finances because he allegedly was swindled out of $1.54 million by an associate, police and news reports said Saturday.
The Rock rolls among WWF, movies, family
April 21, 2002
To understand The Rock, you have to break him into three pieces. First there’s his World Wrestling Federation persona, also nicknamed “The People’s Champ,” a body-slamming muscleman known for raising his eyebrow suggestively and snarling wisecracks that whip crowds of thousands into a frenzy.
TV news shows announce guests
April 21, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Crew member’s actions back Amtrak engineer
Track caused three on crew to pull emergency brakes
April 21, 2002
Two Amtrak engineers and a conductor all hit the emergency brakes just seconds before a train derailment that left four people dead and more than 150 injured, investigators said Saturday.
Oklahoma City trying to revamp image
City known as cow town, bombing site spending $1 billion on revitalization
April 21, 2002
It’s not just cows, twisters and tumbleweeds sweeping down the plains around here. The city known mostly for its cattle stockyards, severe storms and the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building is trying to change its image, taking on one of the most extensive downtown revitalization projects in the country.
Readers, choose your comics
April 21, 2002
Here’s a list of the comics that appear in the Journal-World. Pick your three favorites, and rank them in order, with No. 1 being your most favorite. Then let us know which ones you could live without.
Global powers ratchet up economic war on terror
April 21, 2002
The world’s top economic powers agreed Saturday to intensify efforts to combat terrorist financing and also adopted a plan to better deal with international debt crises. Finance officials acknowledged that rising oil prices and Argentina’s economic woes threaten the fledgling global recovery.
Briefly
April 21, 2002
California: Air-show crash claims lives of military crewmen New Jersey: Black scholar discusses push, pull of job change California: Judge tells Nixon daughters to end fight over library gift Tennessee: Japan computer is fastest
Haskell’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ carries message against violence
April 21, 2002
By Jan Biles Most everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed lovers who end up killing themselves rather than facing the world without each other. But there’s another part of William Shakespeare’s play that Thunderbird Theatre will be emphasizing in its upcoming production of the classic at Haskell Indian Nations University: violence and its aftermath.
Wishing for a Kansas downpour soon
April 21, 2002
By Roger Martin You know this Kansas drought you’ve heard about? It’s history. It’ll be pouring outside by the time these words reach you. In sheets, in buckets. A gully washer, a toad strangler. I know this is so because droughts and stock market corrections don’t exist to impoverish farmers and investors.
Nation Briefs
April 21, 2002
New York: Lindbergh’s grandson re-creating famed flight Florida: Hostage-taking father killed in standoff
Canada’s dead arrive home
Country mourns soldiers killed in friendly-fire incident
April 21, 2002
The bodies of four Canadian soldiers accidentally killed by a U.S. bomb in Afghanistan were welcomed home with a solemn ceremony Saturday, as Canadians expressed grief and anger over the accidental deaths.
Refugees return, but Afghanistan still unstable
French soldiers fired on; parents threatened for educating children
April 21, 2002
The fragile nature of Afghanistan’s peace was evident Saturday, as French peacekeepers were shot at, a plot to assassinate the returned king was uncovered and parents were threatened with death for educating their children.
Stock options let companies double dip
April 21, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Thanks to the Enron scandal, the public is getting to know about a scheme that corporate executives have used for years, but most of us were not smart enough to understand. You can call it the have-your-cake-and-it-eat-too ploy.
Lost and found
April 21, 2002
Revitalized river
April 21, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
April 21, 2002
French voters begin task of selecting a president
Top two in balloting today advance to runoff
April 21, 2002
The top contenders in today’s presidential contest in France have plenty to worry about. A record number of candidates and widespread voter apathy are threatening the prospects of rivals Prime Minister Lionel Jospin and President Jacques Chirac.
You’re invited to a party next Tuesday
April 21, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald TODAY’S PARENTING TOPIC IS: Planning a birthday party for your 2-year-old child. The first thing you must decide, when planning a birthday party for a 2-year-old, is: Should you invite the 2-year-old?
MU’s Cantwell shines in shot put
April 21, 2002
By Andy Samuelson On a dark and dreary Saturday afternoon at the 75th annual Kansas Relays, it would have been pretty easy for Missouri’s Christian Cantwell to pack his shot put into his equipment bag and call it a day.
Roush drivers to compete despite owner’s accident
April 21, 2002
Jack Roush’s team will keep racing. Geoff Smith, general manager of Roush Racing, said the team would participate in racing events this weekend as doctors worked to save the life of Roush, who was critically injured after the small plane he was piloting crashed Friday in southeast Alabama.
Busch Series: Keller wins Aaron’s 312
Crash wipes out half field
April 21, 2002
Jason Keller avoided a wild pileup that involved most of the 43-car field, then held off a strong challenge from Stacy Compton to win the Aaron’s 312 Busch Series race Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.
Holly production shows music lives on
April 21, 2002
By Jan Biles The cast of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” has made a liar out of singer-songwriter Don McLean. Contrary to McLean’s 1970s’ hit “American Pie,” the music didn’t die Feb. 2, 1959, when the chart-topping Holly perished in a fiery plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
Teen-age artists see mural as a way to give back to the community
April 21, 2002
By Jan Biles Several Lawrence teen-agers are using their artistic abilities to give back to the community. Seventeen apprentice-artists in the Van Go JAMS program are painting a large mural on the hallway leading to the child and family services wing at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, 200 Maine.
IRL: Penske’s drivers tops on track he created
April 21, 2002
Roger Penske’s drivers swept the front row for the first IRL race at Nazareth Speedway the track he built. Gil de Ferran topped Saturday’s qualifying to win the pole for today’s Firestone Indy 225, with Helio Castroneves qualifying second.
Many factors can result in insomnia
April 21, 2002
I can’t fall asleep. Then, I toss and turn all night, and by morning I’m exhausted. I’m often sleepy during the day. Are my medications doing this to me, or is this just part of getting old
Wallace wins defensive honor
April 21, 2002
Just about everyone agreed that Ben Wallace had a sensational defensive season. The NBA confirmed that Saturday when Detroit’s forward won the Defensive Player of the Year award by a record-setting margin.
Rangers lose catcher Rodriguez
April 21, 2002
Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez has a herniated disc in his lower back and will miss 4-to-6 weeks. Rodriguez, who did not make the team’s trip to Seattle, had an MRI test Friday in Arlington, Texas, and the results were announced Saturday.
Maternity massage requires a light touch
April 21, 2002
There might be nobody and no body whose back aches and feet hurt more than those of a pregnant woman. But while a heavy-duty massage might seem like the easy solution, pregnant women are limited in the type of body rubs they can receive.
Team owner critical but stable
Roush treated for head injury, two broken legs
April 21, 2002
NASCAR team owner Jack Roush was in critical but stable condition Saturday after crashing a small plane into a pond about 100 miles from Talladega Superspeedway where his drivers are racing this weekend.
White Sox fans should be ashamed
There’s no excuse for treatment of Cleveland pitcher Finley
April 21, 2002
For classless behavior, it will be hard to top White Sox fans Tuesday at Comiskey Park, who mercilessly heckled Cleveland pitcher Chuck Finley over the highly publicized incident involving his wife, actress Tawny Kitaen.
Plein art painting on the prairie
Artists find inspiration in scenery near Cottonwood Falls
April 21, 2002
By Louis Copt Special to the Journal-World The transition from a studio painter to plein air painting (French for painting outside) has been educational to say the least. I have always enjoyed the comfort of painting inside with the coffee pot handy, music in the background and the telephone not far away.
Exhibit at Massachusetts museum rolls out history of the bicycle
April 21, 2002
If it weren’t part of a bicycle exhibit, the draisine might be mistaken for a piece of useless furniture instead of the precursor to modern two-wheelers. Its steering post looks like a fancy table leg.
Travel briefs
April 21, 2002
Destination: food fests Jackie Kennedy’s town Biking through France
Friends and neighbors
April 21, 2002
SNL’ past and present
April 21, 2002
Anyone who thinks writing and performing comedy is all fun and games should watch “Biography Close-Up: Saturday Night Live” (8 p.m., A&E). Host Harry Smith and his crew were given complete access to SNL’s writers and talent for an entire week as they prepared for a show, hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow, that aired last November.
South Pacific’ boasts talented cast
April 21, 2002
By Jan Biles There are several reasons to get your tickets for University Theatre’s production of “South Pacific.” But at the top of the list is the fabulous singing. The praise one could heap on baritone Justin Petersen, who plays Emile De Becque, could fill the space allotted for this review.
Quentin T. Shogrin
April 21, 2002
Services for Quentin T. Shogrin, 65, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Shogrin died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Geneva Helm
April 21, 2002
Services for Geneva Helm, 68, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Reno Cemetery. Mrs. Helm died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at her home.
Journal-World wins awards
April 21, 2002
The Lawrence Journal-World on Saturday won seven first-place awards in the Kansas Press Assn.’s 2002 Awards of Excellence contest. The awards were among 29 the newspaper received at the 110th annual KPA Convention and Trade Show in Wichita.
Overhaul includes offices
April 21, 2002
By David Mitchell Kansas University football fans were clamoring for change last fall while the Jayhawks were struggling through their sixth straight losing season. Change is what they’re getting. KU has eight new coaches, who will oversee 24 new players wearing new uniforms when the new season starts Aug. 31 at Iowa State.
Stars-in-waiting abound at KU
April 21, 2002
By Bill Mayer Roy Williams stressed Friday that Drew Gooden is the best offensive rebounder Williams ever coached. Roy’s said that before. No surprise. But in once again complimenting his beloved junior All-American following Drew’s departure declaration, Williams formally issued the challenge for his 2002-03 Kansas basketeers.
Relays scrubbed
Severe weather prompts ‘heartbreaking’ call
April 21, 2002
By Gary Bedore The 75th Kansas Relays won’t be remembered for the competition. They’ll be remembered for rain. “Rain and the Kansas Relays unfortunately are somewhat synonymous,” Relays meet director Tim Weaver said Saturday.
KU softball falls to OU
April 21, 2002
Kansas University scored twice in the top of the first inning, but couldn’t hold on against Oklahoma, falling to the Sooners, 6-3, in softball on Saturday. After taking an early 2-0 lead, the Jayhawks allowed two runs in the bottom of the second, saw the Sooners add three more runs in the third and push an insurance run across in the sixth.
Vitale: Even without Gooden, Kansas still will be pretty good
April 21, 2002
By Gary Bedore With Drew Gooden in the lineup, Kansas University basketball figured to face some high expectations next season. “No. 1, they’d be my No. 1 team in the nation,” ESPN color analyst Dick Vitale said emphatically in a phone interview. Gooden won’t be in the lineup, though.