Archive for Wednesday, July 10, 2002

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Stocks fall sharply
Dow closes below 9,000 and Nasdaq and S&P hit new five-year lows
July 10, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 3:25 p.m.) NEW YORK Investors hit by yet another disappointment, this time brokerage downgrades of General Motors and Ford, bailed out of stocks again Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 280 points to close below 9,000 for the first time since October.
Group sues Cheney alleging accounting fraud
July 10, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 3:18 p.m.) MIAMI A legal watchdog group on Wednesday sued Vice President Dick Cheney and Halliburton Co., the oil services company he ran for five years, alleging fraudulent accounting practices at the company.
Lawyers for beaten teen to announce suit against police
July 10, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:50 a.m.) LOS ANGELES As public outrage mounts, various law enforcement agencies have opened investigations into the arrest of a teenager who was videotaped being slammed onto a police car and punched in the face while he was handcuffed.
Pearl trial adjourns, verdict expected Monday
July 10, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 3:11 p.m.) HYDERABAD, Pakistan The trial of four Islamic militants charged in the killing of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl wrapped up Wednesday with prosecutors calling for the death penalty. A judge scheduled a verdict for Monday.
Census: South Carolina leads the nation in mobile homes
July 10, 2002
The Rev. Lawrence Beadle’s three-bedroom home along South Carolina’s Grand Strand is appointed with all the traditional touches: black shutters, a picture window and a carport.
Briefly
July 10, 2002
South Africa: New political group promotes development Poland: Findings won’t bring charges in massacre Turkey: Prime minister defiant amid Cabinet defections Rome: Police shut porn sites with Catholic imagery
Kansas University sets final examination
July 10, 2002
Kansas University has announced the following final exam.
Tribe: Casino not the plan for Sunflower plant site
July 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney A spokesman for the Oklahoma-based Shawnee tribe said Tuesday that there were no plans to build a casino on the site of the former Sunflower Army Ammunition plant. “I know that’s the bugaboo in everybody’s mind on this deal, but, really, there’s been no discussion of that in regards to Sunflower whatsoever,” said Greg Pitcher, head of the Shawnee tribe’s development corporation.
Oscar winner Rod Steiger dies
July 10, 2002
Rod Steiger, who played Marlon Brando’s mob-connected brother in “On the Waterfront” and won the 1967 Oscar for best actor for his role as the redneck Southern police chief in “In the Heat of the Night,” died Tuesday. He was 77.
People
July 10, 2002
Lots of good years left Author makes King-sized splash Mike Myers shoots for Moon Ventura treated for blood clot
City softball results: 7/9
July 10, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Tuesday, July 9.
Fans to vote on favorite memory
July 10, 2002
From Ted Williams’ .406 season to Jackie Robinson’s breaking of the color barrier to Barry Bonds’ home-run record, baseball has had many unforgettable moments. Fans will have an opportunity to pick which of the 30 moments selected Tuesday by major league baseball were the most memorable in history.
Leland Ulrich
July 10, 2002
All-Stars honor Williams again
July 10, 2002
For the second time in three years, baseball’s All-Stars paid tribute to Ted Williams although this time it was a much more understated ceremony than the poignant one at Fenway Park three years ago.
Augusta intent on keeping women out
Group plans to pressure Masters sponsors because of sex discrimination
July 10, 2002
In a defiant statement about the privacy of Augusta National, chairman Hootie Johnson lashed out at a national women’s group Tuesday for urging the club to have female members before next year’s Masters.
City to tackle fireworks ordinance
July 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis You’ve heard of political fireworks? The Lawrence City Commission is about to make that metaphor more literal. The commission on Tuesday will discuss the city’s fireworks ordinance, the first step in a process that could lead to a ban on private patriotic pyrotechnics around the Fourth of July holiday. Extra online: Vote in the poll
Bush urges harsher laws for corruption
July 10, 2002
President Bush called for doubled prison terms and aggressive policing Tuesday to combat fraud and corruption in scandal-tarred corporate America, promising to do “everything in our power to end the days of cooking the books.”
Senate OKs nuclear waste storage plan
July 10, 2002
The Senate handed President Bush and the nuclear industry a resounding victory Tuesday, designating Yucca Mountain, a volcanic heap 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, as the final resting place for thousands of tons of the nation’s radioactive nuclear waste.
Canning’s not worth the effort, cost
July 10, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger July is when gardeners really see the fruits of their labor. We may harvest such cool weather veggies as potatoes, beets, peas and cole crops earlier in the summer, along with the front end of our cucumber and zucchini, but the bulk of our summer crops will be picked this month.
Horoscopes
July 10, 2002
Tribe: Casino not the plan for Sunflower plant site
July 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney A spokesman for the Oklahoma-based Shawnee tribe said Tuesday that there were no plans to build a casino on the site of the former Sunflower Army Ammunition plant. “I know that’s the bugaboo in everybody’s mind on this deal, but, really, there’s been no discussion of that in regards to Sunflower whatsoever,” said Greg Pitcher, head of the Shawnee tribe’s development corporation.
Dillons aims to pump up business with gasoline sales
July 10, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Officials with Dillon Stores are confident Lawrence shoppers are ready to add gasoline to their weekly grocery lists. Construction work has begun on a project to add 10 gasoline pumps to the parking lot of the Dillons store at Sixth Street and Lawrence Avenue.
Different foods require different canning methods
July 10, 2002
I canned beans a week ago using a boiling water bath. It is a week later and I learned I should have used a pressure canner. Can I reprocess the beans in a pressure canner now? No. Since more that 24 hours have passed since the beans were processed in the water bath, there is a good chance spoilage is already occurring. Throw them out.
Raiders slip past O-East
July 10, 2002
Aaron Madill pitched a complete-game five-hitter Tuesday night, and the Lawrence Raiders defeated Olathe East, 4-2. Lawrence played perfect defense behind Madill (7-1), the Raiders’ fourth-straight game without an error. Madill walked one and struck out one.
American Legion: Outlaws lose fifth straight
July 10, 2002
By Andy Samuelson July hasn’t been a kind month to the Lawrence Outlaws. While temperatures have increased, the American Legion team’s confidence has steadily decreased after five straight losses. The most recent setbacks happened Tuesday night in Manhattan’s doubleheader sweep at Free State High School.
s not worth the effort, cost
July 10, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger July is when gardeners really see the fruits of their labor. We may harvest such cool weather veggies as potatoes, beets, peas and cole crops earlier in the summer, along with the front end of our cucumber and zucchini, but the bulk of our summer crops will be picked this month.
Cancellation of hormone-therapy study raises questions
July 10, 2002
For millions of women, the question of whether to take hormones after menopause just got more vexing: A major study, halted Tuesday, concludes that long-term use of estrogen and progestin is dangerous.
World Online video - Sunset Hills has stable feel
July 10, 2002
The advantage of living in a neighborhood that is nearly fully developed is that you don’t have to worry about much change, says Paul Markham, president of the Sunset Hills Neighborhood Assn.
All-Star Game ends in tie
July 10, 2002
In Bud’s backyard, even the All-Star game ended with fans booing baseball. Despite Barry Bonds hitting a home run and Torii Hunter making a spectacular catch, the All-Star Game finished in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings Tuesday night when both teams ran out of pitchers.
Athletes’ sons trying to make own names
Ewing, Strawberry hope to climb out from under shadow of famous fathers
July 10, 2002
The younger Darryl Strawberry and Patrick Ewing Jr. have dealt with the questions and comparisons all their lives. Now, they are trying to outgrow them.
Williams wanted cremation
Sluggers’ will may settle dispute between heirs
July 10, 2002
Ted Williams asked in his will to be cremated and have his ashes scattered over his old fishing grounds in the Florida Keys, the lawyer for a daughter of the baseball great said Tuesday.
Cryonics lab: Revival impossible now
July 10, 2002
The heads or bodies of 49 people are being preserved in large metal tubes at a company in suburban Phoenix, and there are more than 500 people on a waiting list to get in when they die.
Tillie M. Peters
July 10, 2002
Tiger’s rivals could learn lesson from Inkster
July 10, 2002
Leave it to a woman to show the guys how to get it done. Juli Inkster was in the same predicament that Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els and Vijay Singh have faced this year trying to catch the No. 1 player in the world in the final round of a major championship.
Different foods require different canning methods
July 10, 2002
Daily ticker
July 10, 2002
Briefcase
July 10, 2002
Aviation: United Airlines’ proposal doesn’t fly with workers Pharmaceuticals: CyDex announces approval of Captisol-enabled drug Leadership: Kansas chamber president resigns, accepts Okla. post Retailer: Office supply giant enters health-care market with deal
Dillons aims to pump up business with gasoline sales
July 10, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Officials with Dillon Stores are confident Lawrence shoppers are ready to add gasoline to their weekly grocery lists. Construction work has begun on a project to add 10 gasoline pumps to the parking lot of the Dillons store at Sixth Street and Lawrence Avenue.
Boeing union authorizes strike
Machinists’ vote touts strength as contract negotiations continue
July 10, 2002
Members of The Boeing Co.’s largest union on Tuesday took the first step toward a possible strike if negotiations for a new contract fail this summer. Members voting in three districts of the Machinists union in the Puget Sound area, Wichita and Portland, Ore. approved a strike authorization by a 98 percent margin, union officials said.
Hundreds of American Jews move to Israel for new life
July 10, 2002
In the face of Mideast violence, nearly 400 Americans moved to Israel Tuesday to build new lives in the Jewish state the largest single group to arrive in years. “We could have lived a cushy life, but that’s not important,” said, Tamar Rudy, a 27-year-old mother of four who left a legal assistant’s job in Baltimore.
Protesters drown out U.S. official
July 10, 2002
Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson was shouted down Tuesday by protesters demanding more U.S. funding for the fight against AIDS, as delegates to an international conference discussed how to finance the global war against the deadly virus.
GTA contract expected today
July 10, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Officials representing Kansas University and its graduate teaching assistants are optimistic GTAs will have a tentative contract as early as today. An agreement between KU and the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition would end 22 months of negotiations.
Shelter moves dozens of dogs and cats as expanded building prepared
July 10, 2002
By Mindie Paget Puppies and kittens and kennels, oh my. Staff and volunteers at the Lawrence Humane Society on Tuesday moved meowing, barking cargo from the society’s existing building to clear the way for improvements that must be made before the society can take advantage of its new space for stray animals.
City to tackle fireworks ordinance
July 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis You’ve heard of political fireworks? The Lawrence City Commission is about to make that metaphor more literal. The commission on Tuesday will discuss the city’s fireworks ordinance, the first step in a process that could lead to a ban on private patriotic pyrotechnics around the Fourth of July holiday. Â Extra online: Vote in the poll
Corrections
July 10, 2002
The Journal-World’s policy is to correct all significant errors that are brought to the editors’ attention, usually in this space. If you believe we have made such an error, call (785) 832-7154, or e-mail news@ljworld.com.
City sees hottest day of year
July 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence weathered its hottest day of the year quite well. Even as temperatures reached the century mark Tuesday  at 5 p.m., the city hit the 100-degree mark for the first time in 2002  officials reported only a couple of minor cases of heat-related illness.
6Sports video report: Eudora High preparing for athletic director change
July 10, 2002
6Sports reports on outgoing and incoming athletic directors at Eudora High School.
6Sports video report: Four Jayhawks serving as camp counselors
July 10, 2002
6Sports reports on the Jayhawks participating in the Nike All American basketball camp.
Briefly
July 10, 2002
New York City: Michelangelo drawing found at museum Alabama: It’s a girl, girl, boy, boy, boy, boy
Briefly
July 10, 2002
Texas: Pastor, brother charged in Bible study beating Nevada: Legal marijuana issue wins spot on ballot
Briefly
July 10, 2002
Miami: Cheney, oil company face lawsuit on accounting Algeria: Al-Qaida spokesman says group planning new attacks New York City: Search for WTC victims’ remains to end next week Miami: Saddam Hussein’s stepson deported to New Zealand
Commissioners tweak 2003 budget
July 10, 2002
By Mark Fagan Next year’s Douglas County budget will include money to help preserve elderly nursing services, a teen pregnancy-prevention program and overall mental health services. It also will pump $27,194 into helping hire three new firefighter-paramedics, set aside $20,000 for maintaining the Watkins Community Museum of History and contribute $8,500 to help hire a new city-county planner.
s nod for 3 hires
July 10, 2002
By Mark Fagan Emergency dispatchers will get another three co-workers next year to help relieve pressures on working conditions and meet the needs of a growing community, Douglas County commissioners decided Tuesday.
City eyes sign restrictions repeal
July 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance repealing restrictions on political signs. The city’s sign code currently allows political signs no sooner than six weeks before an election; they must be removed by two weeks after an election.
Area briefs
July 10, 2002
Arguments scheduled in electricity billing appeal Hawk presentation offered Police respond to spat at youth league game Center offers session about Alzheimer’s disease Elementary students to attend police camp Center seeks donations for annual garage sale
Commissioner acknowledges possibility of another strike
July 10, 2002
Painting a gloomy picture of baseball’s immediate future, commissioner Bud Selig acknowledged the possibility of another work stoppage but hoped an agreement with players could still be reached.
Congressional filing deadline passes; Ryun gains opponent
July 10, 2002
Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh stared at his watch as 5 p.m. approached and brought down the gavel with a resounding bang. Finally, the congressional filing season for Kansas had ended.
Raiders slip past O-East
July 10, 2002
Aaron Madill pitched a complete-game five-hitter Tuesday night, and the Lawrence Raiders defeated Olathe East, 4-2. Lawrence played perfect defense behind Madill (7-1), the Raiders’ fourth-straight game without an error. Madill walked one and struck out one.
6News video report: High temperatures call for extra care
July 10, 2002
6News reports on what to do when the temperature starts rising to keep yourself healthy.
Iverson likely to face charges
July 10, 2002
Police plan to recommend that prosecutors issue a warrant for the arrest of NBA All-Star Allen Iverson for allegedly barging into an apartment and threatening two men while armed.
Sunset Hills president offers neighborhood stability
July 10, 2002
If you’re looking for a neighborhood that’s fairly stable, you might consider the Sunset Hills neighborhood.
American Legion: Outlaws lose fifth straight
July 10, 2002
By Andy Samuelson July hasn’t been a kind month to the Lawrence Outlaws. While temperatures have increased, the American Legion team’s confidence has steadily decreased after five straight losses. The most recent setbacks happened Tuesday night in Manhattan’s doubleheader sweep at Free State High School.
Animals get peek at new facility
Shelter moves dozens of dogs and cats as expanded building prepared
July 10, 2002
By Mindie Paget Puppies and kittens and kennels, oh my. Staff and volunteers at the Lawrence Humane Society on Tuesday moved meowing, barking cargo from the society’s existing building to clear the way for improvements that must be made before the society can take advantage of its new space for stray animals.
Aussie takes stage, but not lead
Armstrong prepping for team time trial in Tour de France
July 10, 2002
Lance Armstrong returned to the site of his first Tour de France success Tuesday, content this time to ride easy through the heart of champagne country and a hub of American sentiment.
Endowment Association taps new president
July 10, 2002
Jim Martin, president of the Kansas University Endowment Association for the past 11 years, will be retiring from the association later this year and will be succeeded, effective today, by Dale Seuferling, current executive vice president of the association.
It’s time for Iverson to come clean
Philadelphia All-Star must be frank about everything, starting with gun charges
July 10, 2002
“Practice, man! We’re talking about “practice!”
On the record
July 10, 2002
WNBA Roundup: Sam leads Sol past Sting, 66-55
July 10, 2002
Underestimating Sheri Sam’s range proved costly for the Charlotte Sting. Sam made a season-high five three-pointers and scored 23 points to lead the Miami Sol to a 66-55 victory against Charlotte on Tuesday night.
City eyes sign restrictions repeal
July 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance repealing restrictions on political signs. The city’s sign code currently allows political signs no sooner than six weeks before an election; they must be removed by two weeks after an election.
Former baseball players, coaches to be honored
July 10, 2002
Former players and coaches in American Legion- or Breakfast Optimist-sponsored high school-aged baseball will be celebrated in an alumni game Friday at Ice Field.
Baker tennis taps Dodd
July 10, 2002
Regan Dodd has been named head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Baker University. Dodd, a graduate of Shawnee Mission South High, comes to BU from Northwest Missouri State, where she was assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach, while earning her masters degree in physical education.
Hunter soars into spotlight with grab
July 10, 2002
Torii Hunter jumped right into the national spotlight at the All-Star Game. With two outs in the first inning, Barry Bonds had done it again hit another big home run. Or so it seemed.
Ruth Mildred Brown
July 10, 2002
Minnie Mae Clevenger
July 10, 2002
Nora Virginia Davis
July 10, 2002
R.P.‘Doc’ Schuchart Jr.
July 10, 2002
Lawson services
July 10, 2002
Roberts services
July 10, 2002
Baseball Briefs
July 10, 2002
Rockies, Pirates talk Neagle-for-Kendall Athletics extend lease Guillen pleads innocent
Notebook: Unser arrested at Indy for striking girlfriend
July 10, 2002
Al Unser Jr. was arrested Tuesday on charges he hit a woman in the face before leaving her on the side of a highway. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner was released from the Marion County jail after posting a $30,000 bond on preliminary misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and domestic violence.
Salina voters to decide fate of smoking ban
July 10, 2002
City commissioners have agreed to allow voters to decide the fate of an ordinance that would restrict smoking at Salina restaurants. Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to put the issue on the Nov. 5 ballot.
Comedy act to perform at Kansas University
July 10, 2002
Mission IMPROVable, a six-member comedy troupe from Chicago, will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union at Kansas University.
In the game
July 10, 2002
J-W Editorials Having a building to market to prospective businesses can help Lawrence get its foot in the door. How do you attract a new business to your community? First, you have to get its attention.
Business scandals may trigger reform
July 10, 2002
David Shribman The Boston Globe How bad are things for Wall Street? Mark Twain once said that America had no native criminal class except for Congress. But a poll out this summer shows that 42 percent of Americans trust Congress more than Wall Street about three times as many who trust Wall Street more than Congress.
Campus trees
July 10, 2002
Residents seek relief as heat index hits 110
City sees hottest day of year
July 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence weathered its hottest day of the year quite well. Even as temperatures reached the century mark Tuesday at 5 p.m., the city hit the 100-degree mark for the first time in 2002 officials reported only a couple of minor cases of heat-related illness.
Israel not at fault
July 10, 2002
Questions raised
July 10, 2002
July 4 spirit
July 10, 2002
Voters lose in redistricting
July 10, 2002
By Steven Hill and Rob Richie Redistricting, the once-a-decade process whereby incumbent politicians carve out their own legislative districts to guarantee themselves safe seats, is just about completed in all 50 states.
Ireland has scandal of its own
July 10, 2002
Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services After reading about America’s corporate wrongdoing, the Irish now have a scandal they can call their own. Hundreds of companies are believed to have been involved in a tax evasion scheme stretching more than 30 years, along with many prominent Irish political and corporate leaders and, it is alleged, Ireland’s Central Bank.
Shallenburger promises schools merit pay
July 10, 2002
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger outlined his education proposals, including tougher high school graduation standards and changes for financing public schools.
Emergency dispatch gets county’s nod for 3 hires
July 10, 2002
By Mark Fagan Emergency dispatchers will get another three co-workers next year to help relieve pressures on working conditions and meet the needs of a growing community, Douglas County commissioners decided Tuesday.
Commissioners tweak 2003 budget
July 10, 2002
By Mark Fagan Next year’s Douglas County budget will include money to help preserve elderly nursing services, a teen pregnancy-prevention program and overall mental health services. It also will pump $27,194 into helping hire three new firefighter-paramedics, set aside $20,000 for maintaining the Watkins Community Museum of History and contribute $8,500 to help hire a new city-county planner.
GTA contract expected today
July 10, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Officials representing Kansas University and its graduate teaching assistants are optimistic GTAs will have a tentative contract as early as today. An agreement between KU and the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition would end 22 months of negotiations.
Ginger float makes refreshing summer sipping
July 10, 2002
Ice cream is always in style but this is no ordinary milkshake: Ginger, coconut, ice cream and a splash of lime combine to make the Ginger Vanilla Float, a refreshing summer drink with the lightness of taste suggested by the term “float.”
Cheesecake mixes shrimp, figs
July 10, 2002
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Salute! A Festival of Wine & Food.” Host Jayni Carey will be joined in the kitchen by chef Ken Baker to prepare a variety of recipes.
Food bites
July 10, 2002
Scale back The golden rule
Big Brother’ a never-ending saga
July 10, 2002
Six men and six women submit to the indignity of surveillance and incarceration on “Big Brother 3,” (8 p.m., CBS). Julie Chen, who once called herself a journalist, returns to host the series.
Mayor calls for officer’s ouster after beating captured on tape
July 10, 2002
A police officer who was videotaped as he slammed a handcuffed teenager onto a car and punched him should be fired, the mayor said Tuesday. “Based on the investigation he should be fired, no question about it, that’s my opinion,” Mayor Roosevelt Dorn said at a news conference. Outside, dozens of protesters shouted, “No justice, no peace.”
Letterman: Comfort at CBS superseded ABC overture
July 10, 2002
fter weighing an offer to jump to ABC, David Letterman said he ultimately felt his comfort with working at CBS was more important than the challenge of someplace new. But the talk show host admitted ABC’s overture was tempting.
Air cargo leaves hole in security
July 10, 2002
The cargo that airlines carry on passenger jets doesn’t get the same close scrutiny as travelers or luggage, a security problem that government officials say they’re working to correct.
Regulators concerned with future of Westar
July 10, 2002
Though they have endorsed a proposal from Westar Energy Inc. for reducing its $3.25 billion in debt, state regulators worried Tuesday about what happens after the company executes its plan.
Congressional panel’s inquiry targets Kmart
July 10, 2002
Kmart Corp.’s management and accounting practices will be scrutinized now by a congressional panel as the federal government looks for ways to stem the wave of financial scandals that have shaken investor confidence and resulted in massive job losses.
Son of Sam’ killer rejected for parole
July 10, 2002
David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer who terrorized New York City during the sweltering summer of 1977, was denied his first chance at parole on Tuesday after 25 years behind bars.
Spain’s Once wins team time-trial in Tour de France
July 10, 2002
Igor Gonzalez Galdeano became the first Spaniard in seven years to put on the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey after his Once team won the team time-trial Wednesday through the heart of champagne country.
On the side
Potato salads add zip to grilled feasts
July 10, 2002
Whether you’re looking for a traditional potato salad recipe or an ethnic variation, these three recipes for the classic favorite may prove helpful to have around, especially at barbecue season.
Local briefs
July 10, 2002
Attorney general: 9-11 gasoline gouging settled A Leavenworth company that increased gasoline and diesel fuel prices at its northeast Kansas stations after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has reached a settlement with the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. Charles R. Wood Oil Co. Inc. agreed to pay $16,500 in penalties and fees for selling gasoline for more than $2.49 per gallon in the hours after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It also will continue offering refunds to customers who purchased the fuel and gasoline. “This agreement with Wood Oil, along with the settlements reached with other price-gouging gasoline stations, should be the final chapter in the unconscionable actions taken by some retailers,” Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall said Tuesday. The 22 Wood Oil stations included in the settlement are in Atchison, Concordia, Fort Scott, Iola, Junction City, Lansing, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Lenexa, Olathe, Ottawa, Roeland Park and Wamego. In the hours after the Sept. 11 attacks, some stations raised prices to as much as $5 per gallon. ____________________________________________ Schools: Early-registration deadline nearing for bus program Monday is the early-registration deadline for the Lawrence school district’s pay-to-ride bus program. After that, the semester fee will increase by $10, and the full-year fee will go up by $20. Children eligible for student transportation include elementary students who live 1.5 miles or more from school, junior high students who live two or more miles from school and senior high students who live 2.5 miles or more from school. Any student who lives 2.5 miles or more from school is not required to pay for transportation. Early-registration fees are $60 per semester or $120 per year for kindergarten one-way transportation and $120 per semester or $240 for per year for first- through 12th-grade round-trip transportation. Payments by check, money order or credit card will be accepted until Aug. 15 for the 2002-03 school year at Laidlaw Transit, 1548 E. 23rd St., Suite C, Lawrence 66046. Laidlaw can be contacted by phone at 841-3594. ____________________________________________ ECO2: Commissioner seeks details on development proposal A task force’s push to boost sales taxes to finance development of business parks and preservation of open space needs more detail before it gets on the ballot, a Douglas County commissioner said Tuesday. Commissioner Bob Johnson told members of the ECO2 task force that he wouldn’t support the 10-year, $22 million effort without a clear plan for spending the proceeds from a possible 1/4-cent increase in sales taxes. After two years of hard work, he said, the ECO2 effort needs focus. “It’s too out there,” Johnson said. “I wouldn’t buy into it. You need to do something to cause the average voter to buy into this initiative.” ____________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.30 at several stations. 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.
Sunset Hills leader likes central location
July 10, 2002
When Paul Markham first moved to Lawrence to teach at Kansas University, his home was in what was then west Lawrence. But if you look at a map today, Markham’s 17-year-old house sits much closer to the center of Lawrence. “What was west Lawrence is becoming increasingly central,” said the 50-year-old president of the Sunset Hills Neighborhood Assn.
Dolly Parton launches first tour in decades
July 10, 2002
At 56, Dolly Parton is teaming up with an old friend: the road. The country music veteran today will launch a 13-city tour that starts in New York. Parton said she decided to begin her first tour in decades because fans were clamoring for it.