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Gunmen kill four in settlement attack, raising tension ahead of U.N. team’s arrival
April 27, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 1:05 p.m.) Palestinian gunmen burst into homes in a Jewish settlement and shot dead four people, including a 5-year-old girl, raising tension in the West Bank the day before the scheduled arrival of a U.N. fact-finding team to the area.
Tribesmen say U.S. forces join in hunt for bin Laden followers in Pakistan’s border region
April 27, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 2:13 p.m.) U.S. forces joined Pakistani paramilitary troops in searching an Islamic school near the Afghan border for adherents of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network, tribal elders and Muslim clerics said Saturday. Both U.S. and Pakistani officials have recently said that a small U.S. force is operating in the wild tribal region, but the comments were the first reliable reports of American troops by people in the area.
KU unveils new uniforms, captains
April 27, 2002
By Doug Pacey Kansas University football players Greg Cole and Harrison Hill aren’t exactly what one would call male models, but they served a purpose Friday night. The two were featured sporting the Jayhawks’ new uniforms on Memorial Stadium’s MegaVision videoboard during halftime of the spring game Friday night.
Verna M. McGraw
April 27, 2002
Colony  Services for Verna M. McGraw, 83, Iola, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Colony. Burial will be in Colony Cemetery. Mrs. McGraw died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Windsor Place, Iola.
Taylor services
April 27, 2002
Baldwin  Services for Bernard Lee Taylor, 57, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Baldwin. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Taylor died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, in Overland Park after a construction accident.
Nation Briefs
April 27, 2002
Washington: Ford opposes ban on all human cloning Virginia: Helms responsive after pig heart valve replaced nevada: Heston wants to keep leadership of NRA
Moncrief services
April 27, 2002
Services for Delbert H. Moncrief, 74, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be in Mount Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Mr. Moncrief died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU netters advance
April 27, 2002
No. 3 seed Kansas dumped No. 6 Kansas State, 4-1, on Friday in the Big 12 women’s tennis quarterfinals at the Texas A&M Tennis Center.
John Arthur Haller
April 27, 2002
Giving lesson
April 27, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Youthful volunteers are setting a good example for local residents of all ages. This is a time Lawrence adults could take a lesson from local young people. A story in Tuesday’s Journal-World focused on various volunteer jobs taken on by Lawrence youths in their teens or even younger.
Friends and neighbors
April 27, 2002
Bell fired by Rockies; Hurdle named manager
April 27, 2002
Colorado Rockies manager Buddy Bell was fired Friday with the team off to the worst start in club history. Clint Hurdle, the Rockies’ hitting coach for the last six years, replaced Bell. The announcement was made about three hours before the start of the Rockies’ home game with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Blazers can’t solve Shaq
April 27, 2002
Portland is so clueless about what to do with Shaquille O’Neal that coach Maurice Cheeks will take suggestions from just about anybody.
Lions pop Pembroke
LHS sets school record
April 27, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High’s Samantha Lopez is loving her final soccer season with the Lions. And why not? The senior has lit the nets for eight goals in five games.
Oklahoma congressman, in KSU speech, urges America to stay strong, educated
April 27, 2002
Keeping America strong requires such things as quality education for children and strong national security, U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts said Friday. “It won’t be sustained just because we are Americans,” Watts said.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
April 27, 2002
School nurse concerns
April 27, 2002
Court upholds Lawrence rapist’s conviction
April 27, 2002
By Joel Mathis The man convicted of a 1999 sexual assault and robbery at a Lawrence shoe store shouldn’t get a new trial, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday. In December 2000, a jury convicted Terry McIntyre of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping and kidnapping for a July 1999 incident in which he pistol-whipped one clerk and raped another at Payless ShoeSource, 3231 Iowa.
Verna M. McGraw
April 27, 2002
Taylor services
April 27, 2002
Alldredge services
April 27, 2002
Military implicated in church scandal
April 27, 2002
The Catholic church’s sex abuse scandal has touched the military, where a handful of priests serving as chaplains have been punished after molesting children or making sexual advances toward adults.
Cardinal: Colleagues support zero-tolerance abuse policy
April 27, 2002
With Roman Catholic leaders pressured to act decisively against abusive priests, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua of Philadelphia insisted Friday the group was unanimously behind a “zero tolerance” policy for abusers.
Rumsfeld rallies troops for long war
April 27, 2002
In a pep talk Friday to U.S. troops in this Central Asian outpost, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld urged them to prepare for a long war against the “evil of mass murderers” and not only in Afghanistan.
Bush pledges Israeli support
April 27, 2002
Pressured by Arab critics and defied by Israel, President Bush voiced exasperation Friday with fresh Israeli offensives but said U.S. support for the Jewish state is unequivocal. “We will not allow Israel to be crushed,” he said.
Blake posts $1 million bail for bodyguard
April 27, 2002
Robert Blake posted $1 million bail for bodyguard Earle Caldwell, who was jailed on a charge of conspiring to kill the “Baretta” star’s wife, the actor’s lawyer said Friday. “He’s an employee and a friend, and Robert felt responsible for him,” attorney Harland Braun said.
Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes dies
30-year-old rapper killed in car wreck
April 27, 2002
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of the Grammy-winning trio TLC had spent the past month in Honduras working on a multitude of projects a clothing line, a new solo project and a book about her colorful, sometimes troubled life.
Palestinians tell of long ordeal in Bethlehem
April 27, 2002
During the first chilly nights Abed Abu Surour spent inside the Church of the Nativity, he huddled with 30 other young men in the tiny stone grotto revered as the spot where Jesus was born.
Human rights meeting criticized
April 27, 2002
The U.N. Human Rights Commission ended its annual session Friday amid criticism that its reluctance to act on China, Chechnya, Iran and Zimbabwe showed it was protecting oppressors and not the oppressed.
James skips Colts’ mini-camp
Indianapolis running back misses workout in apparent contract dispute
April 27, 2002
Edgerrin James, who missed 10 games last season with a season-ending knee injury, skipped the Indianapolis Colts mandatory mini-camp Friday in an apparent contract dispute with the team.
Newman nets NAPA pole
Youthful drivers dominate California qualifying
April 27, 2002
Youth conquered all Friday in qualifying for the NAPA Auto Parts 500 at California Speedway. Twentysomethings Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch were at the top Friday as five drivers broke the stock-car qualifying record on the 2-mile oval built by Roger Penske, Newman’s car owner.
Graves holds out hope for additional school funding
April 27, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves still is hoping for a nominal increase in public-school funding, saying in a news conference Friday that a budget proposal with no increase amounts to a cut for school districts.
Budget agreement reached
April 27, 2002
House and Senate negotiators finished a compromise budget Friday, closing a deal worth more than $4.3 billion after senators reluctantly accepted a provision designed to shorten the 2003 legislative session and save $120,000.
Teen’s rampage leaves 18 dead
April 27, 2002
An expelled student dressed in black went on a shooting rampage Friday at a school in eastern Germany, roaming the hallways with a pistol and a shotgun. Eighteen people died in the terrifying assault, including the attacker a 19-year-old who killed himself as commandos closed in.
Justice rejects Andersen proposal
April 27, 2002
The Justice Department has rejected a proposal from accounting firm Arthur Andersen for settlement of a criminal obstruction charge stemming from the shredding of Enron Corp. documents, an Andersen attorney said Friday.
State farmers leery of bill compromise
April 27, 2002
A day after lawmakers reached a tentative deal on a farm bill, many Kansas farmers remained wary of it. The compromise bill would boost farm spending by about 70 percent, and marked a reversal of the 1996 market-oriented approach of the farm program it replaces.
Tour showcases trends
Lawrence builders’ homes up for viewing
April 27, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence area home builders will begin showing off their work today as part of the Eighth Annual Spring Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Lawrence Home Builder’s Assn. “We put this on every year because it is really an opportunity to show the public the latest in home styles and designs,” said Bobbie Flory, executive director of the association.
Daily ticker
April 27, 2002
Court OKs House redistricting
April 27, 2002
Candidates for the Kansas House of Representatives now know exactly where they’ll have to look for votes. Friday, the state Supreme Court approved a plan for redrawing the chamber’s 125 districts.
Kansas far ahead in ‘revolutionizing’ way of recruiting
April 27, 2002
By Bill Mayer The late Wayne Hightower wasn’t aware he was a pioneer in his basketball days at Kansas University. But the 6-foot-8 Philadelphian and seven other Jayhawk teammates were making a statement about racial integration five full years before most of us ever heard of Texas Western.
Cycling advocates have praise, ideas for city
Advisory panel says Lawrence can do more to promote alternative forms of transportation
April 27, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence is bicycle friendly, according to a new report from the city’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, but it can still do more. “The community of Lawrence has made some strides, but it’s an ongoing endeavor,” said Dan Hughes, a committee member.
Club news
April 27, 2002
Anniversary
April 27, 2002
Russell wins javelin at Drake Relays
April 27, 2002
Kansas senior Scott Russell won the javelin to account for the Jayhawks’ lone victory at the Drake Relays on Friday.
Wedding
April 27, 2002
In light of church scandal, parents urged to focus on protecting their children
April 27, 2002
As allegations of sexual misconduct by priests reverberate in the Catholic Church, the scandal is sounding an alarm to adults about protecting children from sexual predators. “Parents need to empower children, and abusers need to feel that kids will tell someone,” said Mary Buxton, a therapist and child sexual abuse specialist in San Jose, Calif.
Natural family tension: Sons frustrate dads
April 27, 2002
Why does my son seem to unknowingly frustrate me on a regular basis? Boys have a way of frustrating and irritating the very souls of us dads. They leave our best tools out in the rain or they scramble them on the workbench. They lose our binoculars and they drop our cameras.
Scholar cites significance of Pentecostal growth
Christianity’s southern expansion has worldwide implications, including potential for conflict
April 27, 2002
Did journalists, pundits and historians miss one of the 20th century’s biggest social trends in writing all those backward looks at New Year’s 2000? Philip Jenkins, professor of history and religious studies at Pennsylvania State University, thinks so.
Looking for leaders
Departures have Lawrence Jews facing temporary void
April 27, 2002
By Jim Baker Change can be challenging, and Lawrence’s Jewish community is facing a lot of it. The three staff members of KU Hillel Kansas University’s only organization serving the school’s 1,500 Jewish students will be leaving their positions in the next few months.
Dogs help make exercise part of daily routine
April 27, 2002
His wife couldn’t persuade him. His cats couldn’t care less. But enter a mixed-breed dog named Booker T, and Gary Backaus became a regular exerciser and an early bird.
Glickman to take post at Harvard
Kansan to head JFK School of Government
April 27, 2002
Former Kansas congressman and agriculture secretary Dan Glickman is Harvard-bound. Glickman was named head of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, effective Aug. 1.
On the record
April 27, 2002
Economy shows strongest growth since 1999
April 27, 2002
The U.S. economy roared back from recession and the trauma of Sept. 11 to grow at a 5.8 percent rate in the first quarter, its strongest performance in more than two years and proof positive that last year’s recession is history.
Clinton Lake park plan revived
April 27, 2002
By Joel Mathis Plans are back on the table to develop 1,500 acres at Clinton Lake into a grand park to coincide with the city of Lawrence’s 150th birthday. But unlike two years ago, when a similar venture was proposed and rejected, officials aren’t calling it a new “signature park” for the city.
6News video report: Shannon Martin’s mother heads back to Costa Rica
April 27, 2002
6News reports on Janette Staufer’s second visit to Costa Rica.
6News video report: The search continues for burial sites in the wetlands
April 27, 2002
6News reports on the ongoing search for burial grounds in the Baker Wetlands.
6News video report: Growth in Eudora means security for teachers
April 27, 2002
6News reports on the positive side of growth in Eudora.
s conviction
April 27, 2002
By Joel Mathis The man convicted of a 1999 sexual assault and robbery at a Lawrence shoe store shouldn’t get a new trial, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday. In December 2000, a jury convicted Terry McIntyre of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping and kidnapping for a July 1999 incident in which he pistol-whipped one clerk and raped another at Payless ShoeSource, 3231 Iowa.
Late surge sinks Kansas
April 27, 2002
Fueled by a three-run homer from catcher John Grose, Nebraska snapped a scoreless deadlock by scoring four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to upend Kansas, 4-0, in Big 12 Conference baseball on Friday night.
KU-KSU event reset for Sunday
April 27, 2002
Today’s Kansas Cup rowing event between Kansas and Kansas State has been moved to Sunday because of threatening weather. Races will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Tuttle Creek Lake.
KU unveils new uniforms, captains
April 27, 2002
By Doug Pacey Kansas University football players Greg Cole and Harrison Hill aren’t exactly what one would call male models, but they served a purpose Friday night. The two were featured sporting the Jayhawks’ new uniforms on Memorial Stadium’s MegaVision videoboard during halftime of the spring game Friday night.
Alldredge services
April 27, 2002
Services for Jason W. Alldredge, 19, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Christ Community Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Alldredge died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, in Laramie, Wyo., after a traffic accident.
Cora Mae Washington
April 27, 2002
Services for Cora Mae Washington, 56, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Washington died Friday, April 26, 2002, at her home.
6Sports video report: Mangino pleased with Jayhawks’ performance
April 27, 2002
6Sports reports on the annual Spring game, and gauges the reactions of head coach Mark Mangino.
6Sports video report: Lions and Firebirds to meet again
April 27, 2002
6Sports reports on the second baseball game between the Lawrence High Lions and the Free State Firebirds.
way of recruiting
April 27, 2002
By Bill Mayer The late Wayne Hightower wasn’t aware he was a pioneer in his basketball days at Kansas University. But the 6-foot-8 Philadelphian and seven other Jayhawk teammates were making a statement about racial integration five full years before most of us ever heard of Texas Western.
LHS track meet off
April 27, 2002
Lawrence High’s track and field meet at Topeka Seaman on Friday was postponed because of rain and cold. No makeup date has been set.
Baseball Briefs
April 27, 2002
Gonzalez won’t return for at least 7-10 days Padres’ Gant, Jarvis placed on disabled list Oakland activates Dye, sends Ellis to minors Mets’ Piazza sidelined for third straight game Canseco delivers in Knights’ victory
American League Roundup: Burkett still going strong
Red Sox hurler too much for Tampa Bay
April 27, 2002
John Burkett thought his career was over just a couple of years ago when he was cut by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays during spring training. He could not have been more wrong.
Doctors scurry to see if patients had diluted drugs
April 27, 2002
Doctors everywhere from Children’s Mercy Hospital to an Independence, Mo., eye clinic were scouring records after learning patients may have received watered down drugs from pharmacist Robert Courtney.
The scourge of cell phones
April 27, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News “Oh, hey, I’m pulling into the driveway. Great talking to you!” Click. Hey, great talking to you, too!
Recreation need
April 27, 2002
Hughes lives her family values
April 27, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services In Washington, one is more likely to find people who believe tabloid stories on alien invaders than people who accept at face value a pure motive behind the resignation of a top White House aide.
Punishment should fit the (hate) crime
April 27, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald So, what about hate crimes? I figured some of you would ask me that question after the column I wrote last week, and you didn’t disappoint.
Health Care Access honors volunteers for medical services
April 27, 2002
By Mindie Paget Nearly every doctor in Lawrence sets aside traditional billing practices on a regular basis to see patients who desperately need medical attention but can’t afford it. Those doctors about 80 of them volunteer their services through Health Care Access, a clinic that provides free or low-cost health care to uninsured, low-income individuals in Douglas County.
Drill team leader pleads to having sex with teens
April 27, 2002
A former drill team leader pleaded guilty Friday to having sex with two teen-age girls in the group. Brian K. Wilson, 42, pleaded guilty in Jackson County Circuit Court to two counts of second-degree statutory rape and one count of second-degree statutory sodomy.
Moncrief services
April 27, 2002
Teen-age couple, mother at center of suicide pact
April 27, 2002
If prosecutors are right, Kathleen Holey did everything she could to help her son and daughter-in-law commit suicide: She drove them to an abandoned farmhouse, arranged pillows and blankets for their comfort and handed over a powerful narcotic.
People
April 27, 2002
Winkler brought in to work magic Ex-president gets new best friend KC symphony director departing Gilda’s sweetness touches Griffin
World Briefs
April 27, 2002
Sweden: Next Nobel Prizes won’t be worth more Tokyo: Defiant Koizumi says reforms succeeding Colombia: Plantation slayings blamed on rebel group Iraq: Iraqi theater stages play based on Hussein novel Northern ireland: Police intercept bomb planted in van in Belfast
Briefcase
April 27, 2002
Hershey employees bitter about health-care benefits Topeka: Western Resources may sell interest in ONEOK utility Agriculture: Farmland credit rating falls Lawsuit: Aquila target of lawsuit
Board rejects call for audit at Kansas Venture Capital
April 27, 2002
By Dave Ranney The Kansas Venture Capital Inc. board of directors on Friday rejected a move to let a panel of stock-holding bankers audit the investment firm’s operations for the past five years.
Annual spring hunt is on for elusive mushrooms
April 27, 2002
By Mike Belt Ron Meyers enjoys the thrill of the hunt. And April means happy hunting to those who love the taste of the morel mushroom. For the past few weeks, Meyers and others have scoured wooded areas and riverbanks hoping to find the elusive morel before it makes its annual disappearing act in early May.
Spirituality
April 27, 2002
Catholic Church plans to close Missouri seminary Utah-based movement melds diverse elements Ministry sends checks to Tulsa race riot survivors
Is Fido too chubby?
April 27, 2002
You don’t need to see the vet to tell whether your cat or dog is overweight. In fact, vets sometimes are reluctant to point out that a pet is getting a little chubby, especially if the owner has a weight problem.
HBO’s ‘Storm’ is picture-perfect
April 27, 2002
Cricket, not baseball, is probably the more appropriate analogy, but let’s go with the sport we know: Watching “The Gathering Storm” is as gripping as watching the Mets scrap their way back to victory after giving up a dozen first-inning runs.
Danson shines in role of psychic
April 27, 2002
Ted Danson is such a popular television personality that you almost overlook the fact that he’s also a very good actor. Forget the womanizing Sam Malone on “Cheers” or the cranky Bronx doctor on “Becker.”
Giving lesson
April 27, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Youthful volunteers are setting a good example for local residents of all ages. This is a time Lawrence adults could take a lesson from local young people. A story in Tuesday’s Journal-World focused on various volunteer jobs taken on by Lawrence youths in their teens or even younger.
LHS track meet off
April 27, 2002
Lawrence High’s track and field meet at Topeka Seaman on Friday was postponed because of rain and cold. No makeup date has been set.
John Arthur Haller
April 27, 2002
Services for John Arthur Haller, 64, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Haller died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at his home.
LHS sets school record
April 27, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High’s Samantha Lopez is loving her final soccer season with the Lions. And why not? The senior has lit the nets for eight goals in five games.
Health Care Access honors volunteers for medical services
April 27, 2002
By Mindie Paget Nearly every doctor in Lawrence sets aside traditional billing practices on a regular basis to see patients who desperately need medical attention but can’t afford it. Those doctors  about 80 of them  volunteer their services through Health Care Access, a clinic that provides free or low-cost health care to uninsured, low-income individuals in Douglas County.
KU Basketball Notebook: Recruiting analysts high on Jayhawk prospect
April 27, 2002
By Gary Bedore How good a basketball player is future Kansas University combo guard Jeremy Case? He’s a blue-chip “can’t miss” prospect says recruiting analyst Greg Swaim, who has watched the 6-foot-1, 160-pound point guard/shooting guard not only excel for McAlester (Okla.) High School, but also Athletes First AAU out of Oklahoma City.
Retired KU researcher to lead disabilities center in Saudi Arabia
April 27, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Stephen Schroeder figures making life easier for people with disabilities should be a goal that transcends cultures. With that in mind, the retired director of Kansas University’s Institute for Life Span Studies next week will leave Lawrence to lead a center for disability research in Saudi Arabia.
Yao overcoming obstacles
April 27, 2002
He’s 7-foot-5, blocks shots as agilely as he dunks and tops every talent scout’s wish list. But Chinese star center Yao Ming said Friday he’s faced a surprisingly difficult road to the NBA and new obstacles keep appearing.
Sayers golf benefit
April 27, 2002
The ninth annual Gale Sayers Golf Tournament to help fund scholarships for the Kansas University School of Education is set for 1 p.m. next Friday at Alvamar. For information, call Allison Rose Lopez at 864-9610.
Briefly
April 27, 2002
Honolul: Coast Guard: Tugboat crew rescued dog from tanker Beijing: N. Korean defectors appeal for asylum at U.S. Embassy Philippines: Military: Journalist released
Dow closes below 10,000 mark
April 27, 2002
Investors despairing over earnings ignored news Friday that the economy snapped back in the first quarter, and so stock prices fell sharply. The Dow Jones industrials fell below 10,000 for the first time in more than two months and the Nasdaq composite index finished at levels not seen since October.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
April 27, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Engagements
April 27, 2002
Events celebrate the outdoors
April 27, 2002
April brings lots of activity to the Lawrence area. From benefit walks and auctions to plays and concerts, there are plenty of choices to fill your weekend calendar.
Surging Lions, struggling Firebirds set for showdown
April 27, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High and Free State High are headed in opposite directions heading into the final two weeks of the regular baseball season. The Lions (9-5) have won four in a row. Meanwhile, the Firebirds (6-7) have dropped three in a row and five of six.
Local briefs
April 27, 2002
Student affairs: Rain prospect postpones KU’s Day on Hill concert Rainy weather forecast for today has forced Kansas University officials to postpone the annual Day on the Hill concert. The concert will be from noon to 6 p.m. May 4 at Parking Lot 91, southeast of Memorial Stadium. Dawn Patterson, program adviser for Student Union Activities, said Friday afternoon that she was in the process of confirming bands for May 4. She said she would know the lineup by Monday. Bands scheduled for the free concert were The Anniversary, Emilia Dahlin, Hotsauce, No Lessons, King James Version and The Hardaways. _____________________________________ Developmental disabilities: Autism advocates plan rally at state Capitol A group dedicated to raising awareness of autism will have a rally today at the Capitol. The four Kansas representatives of the national organization Unlocking Autism will rally from 10 a.m. to noon in Topeka. They’re inviting members of the public to join them to help raise awareness of the developmental disability that, by some estimates, affects one in 250 children. The rally will take place rain or shine. _____________________________________ Raintree Montessori: Memorial service moved because of rainy weather The memorial service for Jack Stineman has been moved to the clubhouse at Alvamar Country Club, 1809 Crossgate Dr. The service, which is 9:30 a.m. today, originally was scheduled to be outdoors at Raintree Montessori School, which the 4-year-old Stineman attended before his death in a June 2001 auto accident that seriously injured his mother. Jacquie and David Stineman, the boy’s parents, are using proceeds from Jack’s memorial fund for projects at the school. The service was moved indoors because of the possibility of rain this morning. _____________________________________ Dole institute: Pulitzer Prize winner to lead off lecture series A biographer of Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan will replace Doris Kearns Goodwin in this fall’s Presidential Lecture Series at Kansas University. Edmund Morris, who wrote “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt,” “Theodore Rex,” and “Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan,” will speak at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Lied Center. The speech will kick off the inaugural lecture series hosted by the Dole Institute of Politics. Morris won a Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt.” Morris will be followed by presidential historians Michael Beschloss, who will speak Nov. 10, and David McCullough, who will speak Nov. 17. Goodwin had been scheduled to speak at the Presidential Lecture Series, but her offer was rescinded after allegations arose that she included copied passages in several of her books. _____________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. 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 message board.
Kittles, Nets pop Pacers
April 27, 2002
New Jersey’s Kerry Kittles wanted one more chance to make up for all of his missed shots. Kittles hit a game-winning three-pointer with 22.5 seconds left, and New Jersey beat Indiana, 85-84, Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.
Opium dealers protest shop raids
Merchants say Afghan government stole drugs in order to sell them itself
April 27, 2002
Soldiers stormed in by the hundreds, smashed the bolted wooden doors of ramshackle shops and seized more than six tons of opium at Afghanistan’s biggest drug market. The raid this week was the largest show of the interim government’s resolve to wipe out the lucrative opium trade that resumed with the fall of the Taliban.
Area briefs
April 27, 2002
Topeka resident suspected of trying to sell stolen goods Suspect charged with battery of officer, drug possession Severe weather may hit county later today Thursday accident victims improving in area hospitals Top researchers to gather for KU stroke symposium
Oklahoma junior orally commits to Kansas
April 27, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University is off to a quick start in men’s basketball recruiting for the 2002-03 school year. The Jayhawks, who will have five scholarships available next year, on Friday gained a nonbinding oral commitment from Jeremy Case, a 6-foot-1, 160-pound junior shooting guard from McAlester High in Oklahoma.
KU finishes with flair
April 27, 2002
By David Mitchell Kansas University coaches and players have been heaping praise on junior quarterback Zach Dyer throughout the spring. Skeptics who doubted Dyer should have been among the estimated crowd of 3,600 that braved a chilly Friday night at Memorial Stadium to take in the Jayhawks’ spring football game.
Religion briefs
April 27, 2002
Latter-day Saints call new bishop Calvary Temple plans potluck Mustard Seed welcomes speakers Plymouth celebrates Handbell Sunday Church offers seminar broadcast
Jayhawks eye No. 6 seed for tourney
April 27, 2002
By Chuck Woodling In Big 12 Conference softball, any seed lower than No. 6 for the postseason tournament is tantamount to early elimination. That’s why this weekend’s two-game series with Iowa State is so important for Kansas.
Nation Briefs
April 27, 2002
Ohio: Triple death-row inmate executed for ‘84 murder South Dakota: Governor says hundreds will be tested for HIV Chicago: Drug-soaked tablecloths lead to airport arrest Colorado: Investigators question teens on wildfire Colorado: Air Force airman charged in serial rapes
Around and about
April 27, 2002
National League Roundup: L.A.’s Perez, Mets’ Estes flirt with perfection
April 27, 2002
Odalis Perez was nearly perfect. A bad-hop infield single by Corey Patterson, the Chicago Cubs’ fastest runner, was the only blemish as Perez pitched the game of his life Friday.
Birds clip KC with five-run 10th - Orioles 10, Royals 5
April 27, 2002
Tony Batista made the most of his two hits. Batista hit a tiebreaking two-run single in Baltimore’s five-run 10th inning and a two-run homer in the first as the Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals, 10-5, Friday night.
Cora Mae Washington
April 27, 2002
Mangino pushes power of positive thinking
April 27, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Nearly half a century ago, a theologian named Norman Vincent Peale wrote a book entitled “The Power of Positive Thinking” and it quickly became a best-seller. I wouldn’t be surprised if you could still buy Rev. Peale’s book, but I’d be even more surprised if Mark Mangino hasn’t read it.
Therapy, support available for those who lose a pet
April 27, 2002
By Jim Baker Anyone who’s ever loved and lost a cherished animal knows the death of a pet can be devastating. Louise Kaplanski, an Overland Park psychologist who specializes in pet bereavement, realizes it can be a difficult experience for people.
Scouting news
April 27, 2002
Horoscopes
April 27, 2002
KU netters advance
April 27, 2002
No. 3 seed Kansas dumped No. 6 Kansas State, 4-1, on Friday in the Big 12 women’s tennis quarterfinals at the Texas A&M Tennis Center.
Jayhawks eye No. 6 seed for tourney
April 27, 2002
By Chuck Woodling In Big 12 Conference softball, any seed lower than No. 6 for the postseason tournament is tantamount to early elimination. That’s why this weekend’s two-game series with Iowa State is so important for Kansas.
KU-KSU event reset for Sunday
April 27, 2002
Today’s Kansas Cup rowing event between Kansas and Kansas State has been moved to Sunday because of threatening weather. Races will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Tuttle Creek Lake.
KU Basketball Notebook: Recruiting analysts high on Jayhawk prospect
April 27, 2002
By Gary Bedore How good a basketball player is future Kansas University combo guard Jeremy Case? He’s a blue-chip “can’t miss” prospect says recruiting analyst Greg Swaim, who has watched the 6-foot-1, 160-pound point guard/shooting guard not only excel for McAlester (Okla.) High School, but also Athletes First AAU out of Oklahoma City.
Retired KU researcher to lead disabilities center in Saudi Arabia
April 27, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Stephen Schroeder figures making life easier for people with disabilities should be a goal that transcends cultures. With that in mind, the retired director of Kansas University’s Institute for Life Span Studies next week will leave Lawrence to lead a center for disability research in Saudi Arabia.
Late surge sinks Kansas
April 27, 2002
Fueled by a three-run homer from catcher John Grose, Nebraska snapped a scoreless deadlock by scoring four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to upend Kansas, 4-0, in Big 12 Conference baseball on Friday night.