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Israel, Palestinians agree on U.S. plan to end Arafat siege
Israel bars U.N. fact-finding team
April 28, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 8:28 p.m.) Israel and the Palestinians approved a U.S. plan Sunday that would free Yasser Arafat from his besieged West Bank headquarters and place six men wanted by Israel in a Palestinian jail under the watchful eyes of American and British guards.
President welcomes Israel’s embrace of his peace overture to end Ramallah siege
April 28, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 3:00 p.m.) President Bush called Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Saturday to propose that U.S. and British personnel guard six Palestinians who are wanted by Israel and are being kept in Arafat’s offices, a senior Bush administration official said. Sharon’s Cabinet approved the proposal on Sunday.
Israeli Cabinet approves U.S. proposal aimed at ending siege at Arafat’s compound
April 28, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 9:46 a.m.) Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Cabinet on Sunday approved a U.S. proposal aimed at ending the month-old Israeli siege at Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s compound in Ramallah, Israeli government sources said.
Rumsfeld meets Central Asian leaders to cement alliance against global terror
April 28, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 8:29 p.m.) U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld met with the rulers of two former Soviet republics in Central Asia on Sunday to bolster support for the war in nearby Afghanistan and for U.S. efforts to deny new sanctuaries for al-Qaida fighters. Rumsfeld stopped in Turkmenistan to see President Saparmurat Niyazov and then flew to Kazakstan’s capital for talks with President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Island adventure
Viking ruins, spectacular scenery, Arctic thrills await in Greenland
April 28, 2002
Two huge whale bones form an arched portal outside the blue wooden church in this picturesque town surrounded by mountains in the Arctic Circle. Dogs bark impatiently as they wait to pull sleds out into the wilderness.
Seeing double
Vormehr twins keep mom hopping
April 28, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Vicki Vormehr is on the move this spring. That’s what happens when you have twin daughters playing different sports. Amy Vormehr is a four-year starter for Free State High’s softball team and Katy Vormehr is a four-year starter for the Firebird soccer team.
Lowe throws season’s first no-hitter
Bounced from bullpen last summer, Boston pitcher has first gem in Fenway since 1965
April 28, 2002
Derek Lowe didn’t have any trouble closing out Fenway Park’s first no-hitter since 1965. Bounced out of Boston’s bullpen last summer, Lowe pitched the majors’ first no-hitter of the season in leading the Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 10-0 Saturday.
Rebuilding nothing new for Quartaro
April 28, 2002
By David Mitchell Nick Quartaro has been through this before. Twice. Kansas University’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach helped turn around losing football programs at Kansas State and Iowa State. Now he’ll try to earn a hat trick at his third Big 12 Conference school.
Recruit Case ‘a gym rat’
April 28, 2002
By Gary Bedore Former Oklahoma State guard Win Case still will shoot baskets with his son, Jeremy. But Win Case, a 5-foot-11 sharpshooter who started from 1983-85 at OSU, no longer laces up the Nikes for one-on-one battles against his boy a 6-1, 160-pound McAlester (Okla.) High School junior who Friday orally committed to play basketball at Kansas.
Batista helps Baltimore slug KC - Orioles 9, Royals 4
April 28, 2002
With nine RBIs in two games, Tony Batista is feeling like the power hitter who had 41 home runs and 114 RBIs in 2000, not the guy Toronto gave up on last June. Saturday night, just 24 hours after driving in four runs, Batista had two home runs and five RBIs to lead Baltimore past Kansas City, 9-4.
A&M ousts Jayhawks, 4-2
April 28, 2002
Kansas University’s run in the Big 12 women’s tournament ended Saturday with a 4-2 loss to second-seeded Texas A&M. “We knew coming into the match that the atmosphere would be tough,” KU coach Kilmeny Waterman said.
Quilting circle weaves art with tradition
April 28, 2002
By Mindie Paget Lately, Nancy Rolland’s been having flashbacks: It’s an arid Oklahoma afternoon. A mother and her daughters sit in the front yard, storying in the Cherokee tongue as they dip their needles in and out of fabric pieced into an ornate quilt.
Letter writer offended by O’Connor’s response
April 28, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The mother of two Lawrence schoolchildren says she was not amused when a lawmaker replied to her letter of concern about school funding by suggesting the woman send money to a “Tax Me More Fund.”
Kentucky Derby wide open
Jockey Pincay Jr. back for 21st ride at Churchill Downs
April 28, 2002
Bond trainer H. James Bond is Derby-bound for the first time with Buddha. Laffit Pincay Jr. returns for his 21st Kentucky Derby ride, aboard Medaglia d’Oro, matching Eddie Arcaro for the second most mounts in America’s greatest race.
Jets’ Chrebet not thinking about money now
April 28, 2002
All is well for Wayne Chrebet these days. He’s healthy. He enjoys coming to work. And he beams whenever his 5-month-old infant son, Lukas, is mentioned. The fact that the New York Jets’ most popular player is heading into the final year of his contract is, well, a matter for another time.
Fouling the waters
Riverkeeper blames foam on feedlots
April 28, 2002
By Dave Ranney Seated in the rear of his canoe, Dave Murphy used his paddle to lift a softball-sized clump of thick, dirty foam from the Kansas River. “This is what happens when we use our rivers and streams as a toilet,” he said, doing little to hide his disgust.
Stanford’s VanDerveer in Hall
Old Dominion’s Stanley included in class of eight
April 28, 2002
Tara VanDerveer, who led Stanford to two NCAA titles, and Marianne Stanley, who coached Old Dominion to three national championships, lead a class of eight inductees into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
These jakes no patty-cakes
April 28, 2002
In the late-afternoon light, the mature gobbler was shining as if made of hammered copper. He was gobbling on station, which means he was standing in one spot, turning in a circle, calling repeatedly, hoping to lure a breeding hen to his location.
State park fees to be waived next weekend
April 28, 2002
Kansas Free Park Entrance Days are coming next Saturday and Sunday. On those two days, boaters, fishermen and day campers will have free access to Kansas state parks. Overnight camping fees are not included.
Ancient sturgeon probably weighed 75 pounds
April 28, 2002
Jamey Reno of Proctor, Minn., took a little break from his walleye fishing on the Rainy River last weekend. He was tied up for an hour and a half playing a very large sturgeon. Reno was eventually able to land the prehistoric-looking fish on his 8-pound-test line.
New city lake to open soon in Overbrook
April 28, 2002
If you want a great place to take the kids or grandkids fishing, try the new city lake at Overbrook, an eight-acre jewel located in the northeast corner of the city limits. The lake will open at 9 a.m. on May 11 with a fishing clinic and a fishing derby for youths ages 2 to16. The lake will open to the public after a ribbon-cutting at 11:30 a.m.
A busy wrap-up for legislators
April 28, 2002
Kansas lawmakers face various remaining issues in the days ahead as they try to wrap up the 2002 legislative session. Among the work yet to be completed:
Employment workshop offered for teen-agers
April 28, 2002
Youths looking for tips on how to snag a job might find answers to their questions this week at an employment workshop. Several employers will be on hand at HYPE, a youth job workshop scheduled from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, 200 Maine.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
April 28, 2002
Space engineer visits Cosmosphere
April 28, 2002
For years, Guenter Wendt’s face was the last thing astronauts saw as the hatch shut on their capsules before takeoff. From the one-man Mercury capsules through the two-man Gemini program and the Apollo moon landings: Wendt saw them all.
Briefcase
April 28, 2002
Casual dining on an upswing Terrorist attacks: Tech, tourism employees take brunt of layoffs Motley Fool: Name that company
Senator: Legislators should ‘think regionally’ about redistricting
April 28, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Sen. David Adkins, R-Leawood, pointed to a painting of a steer running from three cowboys. “I brought a visual aid here,” Adkins joked. “The steer is Lawrence and I’ve been trying to catch it all session.”
Convicted killer gets new trial in Lenexa motel rape, slaying
Victim’s mother’s testimony ‘inflamed passion’ of jury, court rules
April 28, 2002
A man convicted of raping and killing a traveling businesswoman at a Lenexa motel will get a new trial. The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that Rodney Wayne Henry did not get a fair trial because Claire-Marie Monti’s mother was allowed to testify about her daughter.
Marine Corps museum honors the few, the proud
April 28, 2002
A Marine Corps museum scheduled to break ground in a year will feature a 210-foot tilted spire meant to evoke the flag-raising at Iwo Jima during World War II. The mast, inclined at a 45-degree angle, is the most striking feature of the museum’s glass atrium design.
Radner remembered in weeper
April 28, 2002
Poor Jami Gertz. The former “Square Pegs” star has the thankless task of portraying the late Gilda Radner in the maudlin television weeper “It’s Always Something” (8 p.m., ABC).
Lessons in living, courtesy of ‘The Osbournes’
April 28, 2002
Everything I need to know in life, I learned from watching “The Osbournes.”
K-State to research reversing global warming with soil studies
April 28, 2002
Researchers at Kansas State University want to see if the prairie can act as a giant vacuum cleaner, sucking pollution out of the air and storing it underground, where it is safely locked away for a thousand years.
Area briefs
April 28, 2002
Auction raises thousands for Lawrence Arts Center County to review Baldwin’s school plans KU sets final examinations
On the record
April 28, 2002
Redistricting disaster
April 28, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Politics has overwhelmed reason in the state’s redistricting process. It’s a Hobson’s choice that some leaders in the Kansas Legislature are asking Lawrence residents to make.
Education rhetoric doesn’t match reality
April 28, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Last week, Oregon newspapers carried an Associated Press report that more than 4,600 taxpayers had voluntarily donated almost $700,000 of their tax refunds from the state to a newly created fund for support of public schools.
Terrorism setback
April 28, 2002
Shunning history
April 28, 2002
Education basics
April 28, 2002
Tourist welcomed aboard space station
April 28, 2002
A South African space tourist on Saturday received a warm welcome aboard the international space station and settled in for an eight-day, seven-night stay that cost him $20 million.
Family legacy continues at Art in the Park
Thousands expected for annual festival
April 28, 2002
By Mindie Paget Lawrence painter Paul Penny’s mother was one of the artistic few who in the 1960s helped jump-start an art show that’s since become a Lawrence tradition. Years later, Penny now gathers his own paintings of familiar Lawrence landmarks and landscapes and totes them to South Park each spring for Art in the Park.
Performance evokes exhibit’s symbolism
April 28, 2002
By Jan Biles When six Canadian artists withdrew from the “Common Ground” exhibition, Lawrence artist Diana Dunkley “felt like a bride left at the altar.” “I liked all of them, and so it was an emotional experience,” she said. Dunkley began thinking about ways to unify the artists remaining in the show.
George C. Bunds
April 28, 2002
Identity of beheaded child a mystery one year later
April 28, 2002
It was one year ago that police officers working on an unrelated case made the gruesome discovery: the headless body of a girl just 3 or 4 years old. Three days later, a volunteer searching the wooded area discovered her head, wrapped in a trash bag and wedged between an old tire and a rock.
Lawrence commuter report
April 28, 2002
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Plans for crematorium upset Hutchinson residents
April 28, 2002
Some Hutchinson residents are burning mad over a funeral home’s plans to install a crematorium in their neighborhood.
Police seek help identifying armed-robbery suspects
April 28, 2002
Lawrence Police are seeking help identifying suspects in two possibly armed robberies that took place early Saturday. Based on witness descriptions, detectives believe the two crimes may have been committed by the same person and that more than one person may have been involved.
What are you reading?
April 28, 2002
Lisa Lopes’ death stuns singer’s fans
How could we lose someone like that?’ mourner in Atlanta wonders
April 28, 2002
Fans of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes on Saturday mourned the loss of an artist they said had profoundly influenced their lives. Shirley Martin said she had heard Friday about the death of the rapper from the Grammy-winning trio TLC but was still in disbelief the next day.
Sunday news show guest lineups listed
April 28, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Women’s play festival at Kansas University closes with ‘Lear’s Daughters’
April 28, 2002
The Kansas University William Inge Memorial Theatre Series closes its 2001-02 Women’s Play Festival with a production of “Lear’s Daughters” by Elaine Feinstein and the Women’s Theatre Group.
Kansas’ Eisenmenger wins 1,500 at Drake
April 28, 2002
Kansas University senior Katy Eisenmenger won the women’s 1,500-meter run at the Drake Relays on Saturday, and teammate Laura Lavoie placed third.
Lyon Opera Ballet comes to Lied Center
April 28, 2002
The Lyon Opera Ballet, a French group known for its contemporary and cutting-edge choreography, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lied Center. The appearance is part of the troupe’s 14-city North American tour.
Palestinian gunmen, wearing Israeli army uniforms, kill four
April 28, 2002
Palestinian gunmen burst into homes in a Jewish settlement and killed 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.
Lerner brings ‘Dance of Connection’ to Lawrence
April 28, 2002
By Mindie Paget Effective communication can be an elusive art. Even those who have mastered it sometimes find themselves fumbling to recover their skills in especially intense situations.
Briefly
April 28, 2002
DALLAS: Report: Saudi wanted flight guided by male controllers BEIJING: Chinese police detain U.S.-based dissident HONOLULU: Chinese vice president begins official U.S. visit LONDON: ‘Millionaire’ fraud probe brings a fourth arrest
Nation Briefs
April 28, 2002
Mississippi: Black mayors honor equal-pay activist Colorado: Snow aids in battle of 2,500-acre wildfire Texas: Bush asks Yugoslavia’s cooperation with U.N. California: Hundreds mark WWII detainment WASHINGTON: Smithsonian exhibit is no Whistler’s Mother WASHINGTON: Democrats blast Bush about Social Security Connecticut: ‘Confession’ tape focus of Skakel trial LOS ANGELES: Barbie creator dead at age 85
Ballet’s new move: luring younger fans
Companies across America aim to build audiences with new marketing
April 28, 2002
Think of ballet, and the first things that likely pop to mind are tutus, toe shoes and maybe a sugarplum fairy or two. But the Pennsylvania Ballet is taking steps to get across the message that under those sparkly tights are the souls and sinew of athletes who are strong, tough … and, yes, sexy.
Tour stops include Dallas, St. Louis
April 28, 2002
A list of current cities scheduled for performances of “The Lion King” and tentative dates.
Taking another look at ‘Courage’
Caroline Kennedy carries on family name with update of father’s book
April 28, 2002
Caroline Kennedy emerges from behind her publicist and steps lightly into the conference room. A gray blazer accentuates her broad, slender shoulders. Her fine, light-brown hair is brushed back, baring her high cheekbones and lively, wide-set eyes.
Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic: Mediate takes control with 6-under-par 66
April 28, 2002
Rocco Mediate’s putting took him a long way in the first three rounds of the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic. Mediate, putting nothing like his PGA Tour stats indicate, shot a 6-under-par 66 Saturday for a two-shot lead over Mark Calcavecchia heading into the final round.
Fashion briefs
April 28, 2002
Swatch cashes in on James Bond movies Men can be hairless with new Andre line Jane Seymour enters the fashion foray Steam facial soothes skin, calms nerves Get ready for summer with the right sandals
Garcia up by five in Spanish Open
April 28, 2002
Sergio Garcia shot a 5-under-par 67 Saturday, building a five-stroke lead after three rounds of the Spanish Open. Garcia, seeking his first pro victory in Spain, had a round that included seven birdies and two bogeys for 14-under 202 total.
Sacramento repels Utah - Kings 90, Jazz 87 (Kings lead series, 2-1)
Bibby pours in 26 points for Kings
April 28, 2002
Mike Bibby usually watches someone else in Sacramento’s high-powered offense once he passes the ball. This time, the point guard did most of the scoring. Bibby scored 26 points and Peja Stojakovic added 21 as the Kings escaped with a 90-87 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday, giving Sacramento a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
Furniture styles find new life
April 28, 2002
Some of the newest styles of furniture are copies of the most popular old styles, made from the 1700s to the 1900s. About 1970, some collectors began looking for the heavy oak furniture made in the early 1900s.
Davis makes most of second chance, lifts Hornets - Hornets 110, Magic 100, OT (Hornets lead series, 2-1)
April 28, 2002
Baron Davis was deprived of winning the game in regulation so he did the job in overtime instead. A referee waved off Davis’ three-pointer at the fourth-quarter buzzer, but he scored nine of his 33 points after that, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Orlando Magic, 110-100, for a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series Saturday.
Get the deck ready for summer fun
April 28, 2002
Well, it’s getting to be that time of year again the snow is long gone, the flowers are starting to spring up and folks are in line at the butcher’s counter at the grocery store loading up on steaks and burgers for the grill.
Toronto tips Detroit to remain alive - Raptors 94, Pistons 84 (Pistons lead series, 2-1)
April 28, 2002
Antonio Davis was all but unstoppable, while Jerry Stackhouse was practically invisible. Davis was 14-of-19 from the field and scored 30 points Saturday night as the Toronto Raptors avoided being eliminated from the playoffs with a 94-84 victory over the Detroit Pistons in Game 3 of their first-round series.
Duncan, Parker propel San Antonio past Seattle - Spurs 102, Sonics 75 (Spurs lead series, 2-1)
April 28, 2002
No disrespect intended, but Tony Parker isn’t afraid of Gary Payton. “I’m going to go at him and I’m not going to back down,” San Antonio’s rookie point guard said of Seattle’s eight-time All-Star. “I like Gary Payton. Oh, yeah, I love Gary Payton.”
NAPA AUTO PARTS 500: Pole-sitter Newman eyes first win
April 28, 2002
The question for Ryan Newman is when, not if, he will win his first Winston Cup race. The precocious rookie, teammate of defending NAPA Auto Parts 500 winner Rusty Wallace, says all it’s going to take is putting all the pieces together maybe as soon as today’s race.
AUTO CLUB 300: Riggs makes way to top
April 28, 2002
Rookie Scott Riggs started last and finished first Saturday in the Auto Club 300 Busch Series race at California Speedway.
States grapple with costs of Medicaid programs
Recession, budget troubles hitting services for poor, elderly
April 28, 2002
It’s becoming harder and more expensive for poor people to get health coverage under the government’s Medicaid program that now serves 44 million Americans. That’s because prescription drug prices and other medical costs are skyrocketing just as state and federal revenues are falling because of recent tax rate cuts and the recession.
Artists find beauty in Lawrence bungalow
April 28, 2002
“Home and Away” host Cathy Hamilton, right, this week visits two artists who are finding hidden beauty and pleasant surprises as they renovate their first home, an unassuming bungalow in East Lawrence.
Harvick tops Labonte for first IROC triumph
April 28, 2002
NASCAR bad boy Kevin Harvick outdueled Bobby Labonte for a victory Saturday in the International Race of Champions Series event at California Speedway. Harvick, invited to take part in the four-race all-star series as the 2001 Busch Series champion, earned his first IROC victory in only his second start.
BRIDGESTONE POTENZA 500: Brazilian driver Junqueira claims second CART victory
April 28, 2002
Bruno Junqueira had the speed to win the Bridgestone Potenza 500. Yet it was patience that paid off for the Brazilian driver. Junqueira, who had the fastest time in practice and started from the pole, used outstanding pit strategy Saturday to claim his second career CART FedEx championship series win.
SPANISH GRAND PRIX: Schumacher snares third pole
April 28, 2002
Michael Schumacher claimed his third pole of the season and was joined on the front row by Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday.
Plan to travel? Follow these tips to deceive would-be thieves
April 28, 2002
Senior citizens are a prime target of would-be thieves, according to Hank Kovell, a writer for the “Mature Traveler” column of the Los Angeles Times. Knowing how to protect yourself makes the thieves’ job tougher.
Monitors turn health care into self-care
April 28, 2002
More and more aging Americans have a finger on the pulse of a new health-care trend. Facing rising medical costs, shorter hospital stays and age-related chronic illnesses, many seniors are self-monitoring checking conditions ranging from hypertension to diabetes at home and seeking even more options for managing their health between doctor visits.
Get growing
April 28, 2002
By Carol Boncella As is true in life, so is it in gardening: If only I had known then what I know now. I’ve learned a lot since my first gardening attempts. As a result, my garden improves a little every year. After all, the more we garden, the better we get.
EPA warning: Treated lumber presents risks
April 28, 2002
By Bruce Chladny Have you ever wondered why the wood used in patio decks, privacy fences, picnic tables, playground equipment and landscaping timbers has a greenish tint? The color you see in these wood products comes from a chemical pesticide called Chromated Copper Arsenate, or CCA.
Germany shooter upset by expulsion, survivors say
April 28, 2002
Robert Steinhaeuser arrived Friday morning at Gutenberg High School in this medieval eastern German city with a bag containing a pump-action shotgun, a pistol and more than 500 rounds of ammunition.
Crisis in the catholic church Scandal wracks dioceses across U.S.
April 28, 2002
At least 176 priests suspected of molesting minors have either resigned or been taken off duty in 28 states and the District of Columbia since the clerical sex scandal erupted in January, a nationwide review of Roman Catholic dioceses by The Associated Press found.
National League Roundup: Giants latest victims in Rijo’s comeback
April 28, 2002
On a rainy afternoon, Jose Rijo’s comeback was more of a throwback. Starting at Cinergy Field for the first time in seven years, Rijo put on another nostalgic show Saturday for enthralled fans and muttering San Francisco Giants hitters.
Church strains on new issue: gay clergymen
April 28, 2002
Like many of his brethren, Detroit Cardinal Adam Maida has struggled to come to terms with the issues surrounding the sex abuse scandal that has splintered the Catholic church.
New rates mean new stamps
April 28, 2002
New stamps and new rates are on the way. The U.S. Postal Service declared many times in recent months that there would be an increase in rates for U.S. postage. Now we know what that increase will be. New rates go into effect June 30.
Defensive assistants old friends
April 28, 2002
By David Mitchell Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino was impressed with how quickly his staff bonded during its first offseason. “It’s been a very successful spring in terms of the staff meshing together,” Mangino said. “We’re starting to get a feel for each other.”
New Web site to detail KU history
April 28, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Henry Fortunato is helping breathe new life into the musty papers and photographs in the Kansas University archives. Fortunato, a graduate student in history, is leading a team of historians in launching a major Web site on KU’s past.
KU seniors bow out in twinbill today
April 28, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Riddle: How can eight Kansas University senior softball players have only six surnames? Answer: Two sets of identical twins Shelly and Christi Musser and Kelly and Katie Campbell will be among the KU seniors playing their last home games today at Jayhawk Field.
Bookstore
April 28, 2002
Lawrence agency for people with developmental disabilities marks 30 years
April 28, 2002
By Mindie Paget Workers at a south Lawrence production plant are doing their part to help fight America’s war on terrorism. About 25 people in Cottonwood Inc.’s Work Services program spend their 40-hour work weeks sewing, labeling and packaging the tie-down straps that U.S. soldiers all over the world use to secure cargo for transportation.
Business briefs
April 28, 2002
People
April 28, 2002
Sights set on Burbank No tournament, no nudes Pregnancy means less ‘Sex’ Opera, the Prairie Home way
Strife worries Arab citizens of Israel
April 28, 2002
Israeli police arrested nine people recently after a search of their homes turned up material indicating support of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic movement that wants to destroy Israel. But in a twist on recent news, the suspects weren’t from the Palestinian territories they were Arab citizens of Israel.
Readers question choice for Cheapskate of the Year
April 28, 2002
As I keep telling my 7-year-old, a joke repeated too many times loses its zip. Nonetheless, I have to dip into the realm of cheapskatisms once again to head off a brewing scandal.
Juries out in Alabama civil trials
Funding feud between governor, chief justice leads to finger-pointing
April 28, 2002
The Constitution guarantees the right to trial by jury, but that isn’t stopping Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore from halting jury trials Monday to save money. Moore, known for his fights to post the Ten Commandments in public buildings, is now sparring with the governor and Legislature over funding for the courts.
Art Tougeau entrants get ready to roll in downtown parade
April 28, 2002
By Tim Carpenter With a little help from his friends, Gary Coover will parade his Yellow Submarine through Lawrence streets amid dozens of other strange craft. Coover plans to bring this propeller-decorated, periscope-adorned vehicle to Lawrence from Fayetteville, Ark., for the seventh-annual Art Tougeau 2002 parade at noon Saturday along Massachusetts Street.
Shreve’s Depression ‘Glass’ casts a gentle light
April 28, 2002
It’s the end of the 1920s and New Englanders Honora and Sexton, newlyweds of modest means and a reluctant sort of love, buy their first home on the eve of Black Tuesday. This is the pretense of the plot of “Sea Glass,” but the story proceeds to lightly sketch an array of characters, all overshadowed by the impeding stock market crash, which looms like a tidal wave in early chapters and engulfs all later action.
Arts notes
April 28, 2002
Percussion ensemble to perform Monday KU professors’ works displayed in gallery Deadline approaching for annual arts festival Dance company set to give Topeka program Millfest celebration set for next weekend
Retirement community styled like permanent resort
April 28, 2002
Maurice Musholt was 51 and teaching when her husband coaxed her to retire. “I was very hesitant,” she said. “I thought retirement would be sitting on the porch like what I saw my parents do.”
Auel series melds fact, fiction
Author strives for accuracy of human-Neanderthal era
April 28, 2002
Twenty-five years ago, Jean Auel sat down to write the first threads of an epic, prehistoric tale and realized she didn’t know anything about her subject.
Rumsfeld: U.S. to train Afghan army
Defense secretary meets officials, warlord, U.S. troops during visit
April 28, 2002
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld promised Afghans on Saturday the United States will soon come up with money to help them train a national army. The offer does not commit American troops to an international security force the Afghan government wanted.
Arts notes
April 28, 2002
KU presents Spring Concert Youth Ballet Company ready to dance to Beatles tunes Poetry links ocean, Plains Lawrence photos sought for National Tourism Week
Defensive assistants old friends
April 28, 2002
By David Mitchell Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino was impressed with how quickly his staff bonded during its first offseason. “It’s been a very successful spring in terms of the staff meshing together,” Mangino said. “We’re starting to get a feel for each other.”
New Web site to detail KU history
April 28, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Henry Fortunato is helping breathe new life into the musty papers and photographs in the Kansas University archives. Fortunato, a graduate student in history, is leading a team of historians in launching a major Web site on KU’s past.
Rain dampens plans for spring activities
April 28, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Showers Saturday put a damper on spring activities. The 19th Annual Clinton Lake Cleanup drew about 50 to 75 people, well below previous years. The Airport Open House was postponed until May 11.
Skating under siege
Hearing slated for Monday
April 28, 2002
The reputation of figure skating is on the line again. No Olympic gold medals are at stake this time just the credibility of the entire sport.
Big O says statistics ‘cheapened’
Assists easier to attain nowadays, Hall of Fame guard Robertson maintains
April 28, 2002
Basketball’s most glamorous statistic is the triple double, numerical evidence that for one game, a player dominated every phase of play scoring, rebounding and assists. The first two categories are hard to argue with. The third one often comes with a wink.
Cottonwood celebrates achievement
Lawrence agency for people with developmental disabilities marks 30 years
April 28, 2002
By Mindie Paget Workers at a south Lawrence production plant are doing their part to help fight America’s war on terrorism. About 25 people in Cottonwood Inc.’s Work Services program spend their 40-hour work weeks sewing, labeling and packaging the tie-down straps that U.S. soldiers all over the world use to secure cargo for transportation.
Know all consequences of trusts
April 28, 2002
Common ground
Lawrence artists collaborate with Canadian counterparts
April 28, 2002
By Jan Biles Ten Lawrence artists are making history in Canada. They are collaborating with a group of Canadian artists to create “Common Ground,” the first collaborative international art exhibition ever shown in that nation’s capital.
Redistricting disaster
April 28, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Politics has overwhelmed reason in the state’s redistricting process. It’s a Hobson’s choice that some leaders in the Kansas Legislature are asking Lawrence residents to make.
Session holds divisive issues
April 28, 2002
By Scott Rothschild After failing to solve the state’s budget woes in a 90-day legislative session, lawmakers will return Wednesday for another go at it. But many of them can’t even agree on basic numbers.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
April 28, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Slain daughter provides ‘strength’ for journey
April 28, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe Jeanette Stauffer today will face the hardest part of her quest for justice in the slaying of her daughter.With her husband, Brad Stauffer, and lawyer Pedro Irigonegaray, Stauffer is in Golfito, a rural port town on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.
3 killed in casino shooting
April 28, 2002
Rival motorcycle gangs armed with guns and knives clashed early Saturday on a crowded casino floor, leaving three dead and at least 12 wounded as terrified gamblers ducked for cover.
Lenders aplenty in Lawrence
Financial experts say competition benefits consumers
April 28, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Money is not literally growing on trees in Lawrence, but a recently released survey suggests consumers have no shortage of places to turn to when seeking a loan. The annual survey of the Douglas County banking market, as conducted by RMS Information Services, shows that 279 different financial institutions made at least one mortgage loan in the county during 2001.
Firms put focus on health
April 28, 2002
Margaret Brady and her co-workers at Morrissey & Co. practically have to chase after their boss when they join him for walks along Boston’s Charles River. The two- to three-mile jaunts are CEO Peter Morrissey’s version of an employee wellness program for his 11-worker public relations firm.
U.S. military actions call for caution
April 28, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The imminent dispatch of 150 American soldiers to help President Eduard Shevardnadze hold his embattled Georgian nation together is a military mouse. But it threatens to become a political elephant casting shadows on U.S.-Russian cooperation in the war on global terrorism.
Industry group picks beauty’s best for 2002
April 28, 2002
The gazillions of choices women face at the beauty counter might be an example of having too much of a good thing.
American League Roundup: A’s slug White Sox, 16-1
April 28, 2002
The homer-happy Oakland Athletics made Mike Fyhrie’s job easy. Scott Hatteberg, Terrence Long, Carlos Pena and Frank Menechino all homered in a seven-run third inning as Oakland routed Chicago, 16-1, Saturday.
KU seniors bow out in twinbill today
April 28, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Riddle: How can eight Kansas University senior softball players have only six surnames? Answer: Two sets of identical twins  Shelly and Christi Musser and Kelly and Katie Campbell  will be among the KU seniors playing their last home games today at Jayhawk Field.
Lawrence poet uses words to still and bridge water
April 28, 2002
On a warm and breezy April afternoon, poet Serina Allison Hearn pauses on her central Lawrence porch to talk about poetry but the swirl of activity that is her world doesn’t miss a beat. There are home-schooled daughters competing for her attention. There are friends and neighbors, spouses and former spouses coming and going. There are strangers under her roof.
Local briefs
April 28, 2002
Rain doesn’t hinder ROTC Best Ranger Competition It rained and rained and rained. But for 150 Army ROTC cadets from 21 universities across the Midwest, Saturday’s showers were just “good Army weather.” The cadets convened in Lawrence for Kansas University’s Best Ranger Buddy Team Competition, a strenuous series of events based on the U.S. Army’s annual Best Ranger competition at Fort Benning, Ga. Beginning at 6 a.m., about 70 two-person teams competed against one another in a 10-kilometer run, 500-meter swim, rock wall climb, weapons assembly and disassembly, and combat run that took them across terrain at Clinton Lake and KU’s West Campus. Teams came from universities from North Dakota to Oklahoma and Colorado to Illinois, said Lt. Col. Brian DeToy, KU professor of military science. The foul weather, he said, was good for the cadets. “They learned that they can persevere and that the Army doesn’t stop because of the weather,” he said. _________________________________ Accident: Five injured in car wreck Five Johnson County teen-agers were injured in a one-car accident Friday night in Franklin County. The accident occurred at 11:50 p.m. on Kansas Highway 33, about four miles south of Wellsville, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported. A 1998 Chevrolet driven by Natalie R. Steutermann, 17, Olathe, left the road, entered the east ditch, struck the side of a driveway, flipped over and came to rest on its wheels. Steutermann; Lynsey J. Beck, 17, Olathe; Scaitlin J. Warhurst, 17, Lenexa; and Lynsey A. Proctor, 16, Lenexa, were transported to Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa, where they were treated and released. Another passenger, Diana C. Layton, 17, Olathe, was taken to Ransom Memorial and then Shawnee Mission Medical Center, where she was in fair condition Saturday. Everyone in the car was wearing a seat belt. _________________________________ Sports: Golf tournament to benefit KU’s School of Education A golf tournament Friday at Alvamar Public Golf Course will raise money for scholarships at the Kansas University School of Education. Registration for the ninth-annual Gale Sayers Benefit Golf Tournament, which begins at 1 p.m., is $160 for a single player or $800 for a five-player team. Holes can be sponsored for $500, and a five-player team can be sponsored for $1,000. Donations are tax-deductible. Sayers, KU’s All-American tailback from the 1960s who played for the Chicago Bears, will attend the event. To register, call 864-9610. _________________________________ On the hill: KU chancellor to address law enforcement meeting Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway will give welcoming remarks to a regional meeting of the International Campus Law Enforcement Administrators at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Big 12 room in the Kansas Union. The meeting will include campus law enforcement officials from 13 midwestern states, said Lynn Bretz, director of university relations. “They’re going to be talking about a variety of issues regarding law enforcement,” she said. _________________________________ 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.
United States on brink of elimination
Capriati booted off team over flap with father
April 28, 2002
A rift between Jennifer Capriati and captain Billie Jean King, coupled with Monica Seles’ upset loss to Austria’s Barbara Schwartz, has the United States on the verge of elimination in the Fed Cup.
The Motley Fool
April 28, 2002
Last week’s answer Dividend yields Investing in contentment Research resources Bristol-Myers suffers sales, inventory headache
Lawrence City Commission
Commissioners to evaluate proposed SLT interchanges
April 28, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets Sunflower Cablevision Channel 25
Meet the Lawrence artists
April 28, 2002
Here is a brief look at the Lawrence artists participating in the “Common Ground” exhibit in Ottawa, Canada.
Film foray creates fashion crisis
April 28, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald Awhile back, I wrote a novel. It is not an important novel, the kind that explores, with nuance and subtlety, the complexities of the human condition. It’s a novel where a guy falls face-first onto a toad, which squirts him with a chemical that causes him to believe his dog is Elizabeth Dole.
John Monthey
April 28, 2002
Device offers personal instant replays
The Insider,’ available at Atlanta’s Turner Field, looks to revolutionize trips to live sporting events
April 28, 2002
Not sure the runner touched the bag rounding second, or wondering whether that last pitch was off the plate? A new wireless video device available to fans at Atlanta Braves home games offers personal instant replays from multiple camera angles.
Plan that would increase student loan rates floated
April 28, 2002
The Bush administration is suggesting a $1.3 billion cut in a federal student loan program that millions of college students and graduates use to lock in low interest rates on their education debt, administration and congressional officials say.
Scott, Hilgenkamp MVPs
April 28, 2002
Seniors Selena Scott and KC Hilgenkamp were named winners of the Lynette Woodard Most Valuable Player Award on Saturday at Kansas University’s women’s basketball awards dinner.
Rural retreat
Artist creates haven at Texas chicken farm
April 28, 2002
Roger Allen had wearied of losing his art studio space to the whims of landlords. He was forced out of his ceramics studio three times, and on another occasion, his effort to restore a building was halted when a decision was made to tear it down to build a post office.
Correction
April 28, 2002
Lawrence High soccer player Rebecca May was misidentified in a photo cutline in Saturday’s Journal-World.
Jacobs tops Tradition
Third-round 66 good for one-shot lead
April 28, 2002
Bring on the party. John Jacobs and Jim Thorpe, two men known to appreciate a good time, are the leaders heading into the final round of the Countrywide Tradition, the season’s first major on the Senior PGA Tour.
Men return to refined work look
April 28, 2002
Men are learning to coordinate their office attire: As the belts get tighter, so do the tie knots. Many companies are abandoning the business-casual movement as they want to appear more refined in a more restrained economic climate.
Horoscopes
April 28, 2002
to Lawrence
April 28, 2002
By Mindie Paget Effective communication can be an elusive art. Even those who have mastered it sometimes find themselves fumbling to recover their skills in especially intense situations.
Poets and painters on the High Plains?
April 28, 2002
By Robert Day I have an idea. How about we repopulate the rural areas of America with poets and painters and scholars? And oboe players who want to practice in the solitude of the High Plains?
Arts notes
April 28, 2002
Panel honors celebrity moms This baby book is a bit different
about redistricting
April 28, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Sen. David Adkins, R-Leawood, pointed to a painting of a steer running from three cowboys. “I brought a visual aid here,” Adkins joked. “The steer is Lawrence and I’ve been trying to catch it all session.”
Employment workshop offered for teen-agers
April 28, 2002
Youths looking for tips on how to snag a job might find answers to their questions this week at an employment workshop. Several employers will be on hand at HYPE, a youth job workshop scheduled from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, 200 Maine.
Donald L. Newland Jr.
April 28, 2002
A busy wrap-up for legislators
April 28, 2002
Kansas lawmakers face various remaining issues in the days ahead as they try to wrap up the 2002 legislative session. Among the work yet to be completed:
U.S. policy causes pause from Arab allies
Hostilities toward America seen mounting, cooperation in war on terror faltering
April 28, 2002
President Bush’s stepped-up pressure on Israel to halt its military offensive in the West Bank may not calm growing Arab anger. Already, there are signs the hostility is leading to possible danger for Americans, and less cooperation in the war against terrorism.
Disney takes ‘The Lion King’ on the road
April 28, 2002
Even for the wizards at Disney, moving a mountain from city to city is a tall order. The problem is to avoid the trap door, that is. No theater is the same, as “The Lion King” tours America. Pride Rock can pop up at different spots on the stage in each city, so actors have to be alert.
Outdoors Briefs
April 28, 2002
Benjamin takes title LaCygne champions Kingsley far back Massive mushrooms