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Two men arrested in Shannon Martin slaying
July 16, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 7:07 a.m.) SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Police arrested two men suspected of participating in the killing of Kansas University student Shannon Martin last year, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Seven killed in Palestinian roadside bombing in West Bank
July 16, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:43 a.m.) Palestinians dressed as Israeli soldiers detonated a roadside bomb near a bus heading to a Jewish settlement Tuesday, and then sprayed the passengers with automatic gunfire as they tried to flee, military sources and witnesses said. Seven people were killed and more than a dozen wounded.
President Bush promotes strategy to fight terrorism at home
July 16, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 11:23 a.m.) President Bush submitted to Congress on Tuesday the nation’s first-ever comprehensive strategy for confronting terrorism within U.S. borders, calling the protection of America “our most urgent national priority.”
6Sports video report: Aquahawks snag second at Roger Hill swim meet
July 16, 2002
6Sports reports on this weekend’s Roger Hill swim meet.
6Sports video report: Defending city golf champ takes second place
July 16, 2002
6Sports reports on the weekend’s City Golf Championship.
Drum corps march into Lawrence
July 16, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Chris Bershad took off his snare drum and looked down at the white ‘X’ crossing his chest, where the drum holder had been resting for six hours. “Chicks dig the tan,” he said with a smirk.
Geologist donates $1 million to KU
July 16, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Joseph Cramer is on a quest to discover all he can about North America’s first inhabitants. Now he has enlisted researchers at Kansas University  and given them $1 million to help.
American League Roundup: Lilly blooms in A’s debut
Oakland hurler no-hits Tampa Bay for 42/3 innings
July 16, 2002
Ted Lilly made an outstanding first impression for the Oakland Athletics. The left-hander did not allow a hit for 42/3 innings in his Oakland debut as the A’s beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 4-0, Monday.
Big money is killing baseball
July 16, 2002
By Mark Patinkin The Providence Journal I love baseball. I loved playing it as a kid and watching my own kids play it today. I love the escape of a ballpark. To me, baseball is America.
Merchants to offer sidewalk-sale bargains
July 16, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Maria Martin, co-director of Downtown Lawrence Inc. and owner of Southwest and More, knows how she’ll start her day Thursday early and with a crowd. Thursday is Downtown Lawrence’s 31st Annual Sidewalk Sale, and Martin knows there will be people waiting for her when she arrives before 6 a.m. to begin moving marked-down merchandise out to the sidewalk.
6News video report: Police to increase patrols in area near murder scene
July 16, 2002
6News reports on the current information provided by police chief Ron Olin on the double murder in East Lawrence.
6News video: Police press conference
July 16, 2002
Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin addresses the press on Monday, day five of the investigation.
Police investigate two beatings
July 16, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence man was in serious condition Monday night after being beaten Monday morning by an attacker wielding a hammer at an apartment complex in northwest Lawrence. Shortly before 10 a.m., a 41-year-old man was approached by another man in a parking lot behind Rockledge Apartments, 711 Rockledge Road, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said.
s children can pay off
July 16, 2002
By Kristin Callaway For some teen-agers, baby-sitting is the perfect job. They get paid to go to someone else’s house, eat someone else’s food and play someone else’s games. However, teens today are taking baby-sitting seriously. A Safe Sitter class at Lawrence Memorial Hospital last week helped teach pre-teens baby-sitting skills that some of them will use throughout their lifetimes.
How it works
July 16, 2002
Graphics get a B. The tracks are spectacular, smoothly designed with plenty to do and see. The tribal tattoos are a nice touch. Crashing isn’t as exciting as it could be.
Iverson to surrender to police today
July 16, 2002
Under virtual house arrest since Thursday, Allen Iverson is expected to surrender to police today to face charges that he threatened two men while armed with a handgun. The 76ers guard is likely to spend a day in custody waiting to be arraigned and then released, said municipal court Judge Seamus P. McCaffery.
Briefly
July 16, 2002
Salt Lake City: Police check on report that missing girl sighted San Francisco: Maximum term given for dog-mauling death Miami: Tropical Storm Arthur forms in Atlantic California: Homeowner groups can’t ban U.S. flag New York City: Martha Stewart’s broker submits phone records
National League Roundup: Cubs still undefeated after break
Chicago improves to 5-1 under interim manager Kimm with 3-2 victory
July 16, 2002
Bruce Kimm’s presence has pepped up the Chicago Cubs. “He’s always talking, he’s a communicator, he’s letting you know and he’s fun to play for,” said Todd Hundley, who hit one of three Chicago homers as the Cubs got strong pitching from Carlos Zambrano and beat the Atlanta Braves, 3-2.
WTC redevelopment plans due today
July 16, 2002
Sixty- to 70-story office buildings, stores, cultural centers and a memorial to the dead are included in six alternative proposals for the World Trade Center site that will be released today.
U.S. boosts weapons stockpile
July 16, 2002
U.S. weapons makers have doubled the production rate of laser-guided bombs, added a shift to assemble satellite-guided bomb tailkits and boosted output at one ammunition factory to its highest level in 15 years.
Police say couple shot by burglar
July 16, 2002
By Mike Belt Revelations Monday that two elderly Lawrence residents were shot to death when they surprised a burglar in their home did nothing to ease fears in their eastern Lawrence neighborhood. Extra online: Video from Police Chief Ron Olin’s news conference
Royals swipe sweep - Kansas City 8-6, Texas 6-4
Ibanez brilliant with six RBIs
July 16, 2002
A day after tying a Royals single-game record with seven RBIs, Raul Ibanez drove in six more runs Monday night as Kansas City swept a doubleheader with the Texas Rangers, 8-6 and 6-4.
Branson draws Roy Rogers
Tourists expected to follow happy trails to museum’s Missouri location
July 16, 2002
The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum is bidding farewell to California and hitting the trail for the entertainment town of Branson. The museum, featuring cowboy and Western heritage exhibits, will open next spring in the southwest Missouri resort town, city officials announced Monday.
Briefly
July 16, 2002
London: Bin Laden said alive, healthy Nigeria: Standoff at oil terminal ends Mexico City: Farmers release all hostages Washington, D.C.: Navy sonar use approved Nevada: Wildfire flares along border
Too much secrecy
July 16, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Lawrence Police could do a better job of sharing important crime information with local residents. Everyone understands the need to conduct a precise and cautious investigation into the slaying that occurred last week in East Lawrence, but Lawrence Police seem to be overemphasizing the need for secrecy in this case.
Militant sentenced to hang for slaying vows vengeance
July 16, 2002
Sentenced to hang for the kidnap-murder of a Wall Street Journal reporter, a British-born Islamic militant threatened Pakistan’s rulers Monday and warned that the battle lines between Muslims and non-Muslims have been drawn.
Kansas Basketball Notebook: Langford enjoys return visit to camp
Sophomore keeping busy working out, preparing for NIT All-Star team
July 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Back in 2000, blue chip basketball recruit Keith Langford, of Fort Worth, Texas, showcased his skills at the NIKE All-America camp in Indianapolis. The former North Crowley High standout returned to NIKE for an encore performance last week this time as a Kansas University sophomore and camp counselor.
The attorney general’s race: Kline defines his AG campaign as tough on crime
July 16, 2002
By Mike Shields Phill Kline wants voters to think of him as the attorney general candidate who most despises crime. “The Kansas Sentencing Commission has failed,” Kline said, because it endorsed early release of inmates to ease prison crowding and favored milder penalties for drug possession.
Violence, racism marked era when police killed black teen
July 16, 2002
By Dave Ranney Stephen “Jerry” Dowdell can’t remember who called that night to let him know a Lawrence policeman had shot and killed his brother Rick. But he remembers going to the alley between New Hampshire and Rhode Island streets, south of Ninth Street, where it happened.
Regents to retry donation tax-credit legislation
July 16, 2002
By Scott Rothschild So far, most lawmakers have been cool to the idea. But the Kansas Board of Regents is going forward with a plan to provide tax credits for donations to higher education. “We will continue to ask the Legislature for tax credits,” Dick Carter, a spokesman for the regents, said Monday.
Latin American leaders lack support
July 16, 2002
By Andres Oppenheimer Knight Ridder Newspapers If I were a senior U.S. State Department official and had to write a confidential mid-year report on the state of affairs in Latin America, this is what I would submit to Secretary of State Colin Powell:
Drug giant Pfizer buying rival in $60 billion deal
July 16, 2002
Pfizer Inc. announced Monday that it is buying Pharmacia Corp. for $60 billion in a deal that would give the world’s biggest drug company a medicine chest full of treatments for baby-boomer ills like baldness, arthritis, impotence and high cholesterol.
Senate OKs corporate reform bill
July 16, 2002
Without dissent, the Senate approved on Monday the most sweeping changes in corporate accountability since the Depression, creating stiff penalties and jail terms for company fraud and tightening oversight of the accounting industry.
Drum corps march into Lawrence
July 16, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Chris Bershad took off his snare drum and looked down at the white ‘X’ crossing his chest, where the drum holder had been resting for six hours. “Chicks dig the tan,” he said with a smirk.
Neighbors in headlock over excavating operation
July 16, 2002
By Mark Fagan Douglas County commissioners continue to mediate a dispute between neighbors who remain separated by more than the two lanes of Wellman Road north of Lawrence. Monday morning, commissioners met with their attorney for 45 minutes behind closed doors to mull options for handling a disagreement between the owners of an excavating operation and nearby residents.
Merchants to offer sidewalk-sale bargains
July 16, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Maria Martin, co-director of Downtown Lawrence Inc. and owner of Southwest and More, knows how she’ll start her day Thursday  early and with a crowd. Thursday is Downtown Lawrence’s 31st Annual Sidewalk Sale, and Martin knows there will be people waiting for her when she arrives before 6 a.m. to begin moving marked-down merchandise out to the sidewalk.
Local briefs
July 16, 2002
Fatality: Car wreck kills one,leaves four hospitalized A St. Louis girl was killed in a one-vehicle accident around 2:20 a.m. Monday about a mile east of the East Lawrence exit on I-70, according to Kansas Turnpike Authority officials. Michael Roberts, 33, St. Louis, had been driving a Budget Rent-A-Car Mercury four-door passenger car eastbound when he fell asleep. He then drove off the right side of the road, striking a sign post. The vehicle went down an embankment, through a right-of-way fence and then struck a tree, officials said. Donisha Rowan, 11, St. Louis, was pronounced dead at the scene. Roberts suffered head injuries and two possible broken legs. He was transported by ambulance to KU Med, Kansas City, Kan., where he was listed in serious condition. Three other passengers, Marquise White, 21, Maryland Heights, Mo., Fredisha Rowan, 13, St. Louis, and Jonisha Rowan, 8, St. Louis, were injured and taken to area hospitals. ____________________________________________ Gubernatorial race: Kerr announces Douglas County chairs Senate President Dave Kerr, a Republican candidate for governor, has named Pam Pennington and Mike Maddox, both of Lawrence, co-chairs of the Kerr campaign in Douglas County. “Having Pam and Mike join our effort in Douglas County is a big boost to the campaign, and I am truly grateful for their leadership,” said Kerr, a Hutchinson Republican. Kerr will face Bob Knight, Tim Shallenburger and Dan Bloom in the Aug. 6 Republican primary election. Kerr’s running mate is Mary Birch of Overland Park. ____________________________________________ Investigation: Fatal-accident victim in truck reported stolen A woman killed Saturday night in a traffic accident west of Lawrence was a passenger in a pickup truck that had been reported stolen a week earlier, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. The driver of the truck, Adrian P. Keeling, 21, Topeka, was transported by air ambulance to KU Med in Kansas City, Kan. A hospital spokesman Monday said Keeling refused treatment after he arrived and left the hospital. Sheriff’s officers are still investigating the accident, Lt. Kathy Tate said. Keeling was driving a blue 1997 Ford F250 truck eastbound on U.S. Highway 40 about six miles west of Lawrence when the truck went off the highway and overturned. The passenger, Syreeta D. Oaks, 19, Topeka, was pronounced dead at the scene. Tate said the truck had been reported stolen from a location in Lawrence but declined to release any other details because of the continuing investigation. ____________________________________________ Crime: School vandalized Several windows were knocked out and an air handling unit was damaged sometime over the weekend at Langston Hughes Elementary School, 1101 George Williams Way, Lawrence Police said. Six large windows over the school library and two smaller windows elsewhere on the building were damaged. The air handling unit was on the roof, a police report said. Damage estimates were still being compiled Monday. Police have no suspects and are asking anyone with information to call 843-TIPS and callers remain anonymous. ____________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.32 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.
Geologist donates $1 million to KU
July 16, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Joseph Cramer is on a quest to discover all he can about North America’s first inhabitants. Now he has enlisted researchers at Kansas University and given them $1 million to help.
In the halls
July 16, 2002
Film peeks into ‘refrigerator’
July 16, 2002
When in doubt, blame Mom. That may sound trite, but such thinking once formed the cornerstone of medical thinking about the origins of autism. This controversy unfolds on the poignant and provocative documentary “Refrigerator Mothers” on “P.O.V.” (9 p.m., PBS Channel 11).
First-year coach meets with media
July 16, 2002
By David Mitchell A slip of the tongue left first-year Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino undaunted in front of the media on Monday. While addressing about 60 members of the Associated Press Midwest Sports Editors gathering at a motel near Kauffman Stadium, Mangino remarked he was ” real proud of our kids at Oklahoma.”
NBA fires female referee
July 16, 2002
Dee Kantner, one of the NBA’s two female referees, has been fired, the NBA said Monday. “Dee has been terminated,” NBA vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson said.
Town turns depot into public library
Community’s efforts bring in $152,000 to transform abandoned train station
July 16, 2002
The dilapidated old train station in this central Kansas community has been rebuilt, refurbished and reopened as the public library. Capped by a dedication ceremony Sunday night, the conversion project drew on the efforts of the local preservation committee, the fund-raising ability of the town librarian and the hard work of many of Marion’s 2,100 residents.
On the record
July 16, 2002
Violence, racism marked era when police killed black teen
July 16, 2002
By Dave Ranney Stephen “Jerry” Dowdell can’t remember who called that night to let him know a Lawrence policeman had shot and killed his brother Rick. But he remembers going to the alley between New Hampshire and Rhode Island streets, south of Ninth Street, where it happened.
Horoscopes
July 16, 2002
City softball standings
July 16, 2002
Threat of WNBA strike ridiculous
Women’s league survives primarily because it is subsidized by billions generated by NBA
July 16, 2002
Rumblings of labor strife surrounding the WNBA All-Star Game are far more ridiculous than the ones that threaten Major League Baseball. Let’s not sugarcoat this.
Saudi women don’t want pity
July 16, 2002
By Becca Rothschild Knight Ridder Newspapers Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Resplendent in a flowing gown of sea-foam green, the Scorpion Lady of Saudi Arabia fairly floated across the floor to greet her visitors.
Mangino makes rare public appearances
July 16, 2002
By David Mitchell Mark Mangino doesn’t get out much. For the last two days, however, Kansas University’s first-year football coach has been out and about, shaking hands, greeting fans and making nice with the media.
Williams trading faces at Allen Fieldhouse
July 16, 2002
The portrait of a baby-faced Roy Williams soon will be replaced by a more mature-looking Williams on the walls of Allen Fieldhouse.
Williams’ will filed; asks cremation, ashes scattered off Florida Keys
July 16, 2002
The family feud over Ted Williams’ body deepened Tuesday when his will showed he wanted to be cremated, but the executor of his estate said the slugger later decided to be frozen indefinitely.
Motorcycle game takes users on a wild ride
July 16, 2002
There are two kinds of videogame racing fans. There’s the purist, who loves realistic competition in such games as “Gran Turismo 3,” which features dozens of real cars that react much as real cars do.
Woods to win another major?
July 16, 2002
Tiger Woods already met his match at the British Open. After finishing a practice round Monday morning before the wind began to whip off the Firth of Forth, Woods headed directly to the driving range. But he ran into a security guard who didn’t recognize him and didn’t see his credentials.
The Baby sitters club
Watching other people’s children can pay off
July 16, 2002
By Kristin Callaway For some teen-agers, baby-sitting is the perfect job. They get paid to go to someone else’s house, eat someone else’s food and play someone else’s games. However, teens today are taking baby-sitting seriously. A Safe Sitter class at Lawrence Memorial Hospital last week helped teach pre-teens baby-sitting skills that some of them will use throughout their lifetimes.
WNBA All-Star Game: Leslie lifts West over East
Veteran Los Angeles player not ready to give up spotlight; ex-Jayhawk Dixon scores five
July 16, 2002
Lisa Leslie isn’t ready to relinquish the WNBA spotlight to a younger generation. Leslie scored 13 of her 18 points in the second half and earned her third All-Star MVP trophy, leading the Western Conference to an 81-76 victory over the East on Monday night.
Armstrong second in ninth stage
U.S. cyclist lags 26 seconds behind Spain’s Galdeano overall
July 16, 2002
Lance Armstrong isn’t the dominating force he used to be in Tour de France time trials. The three-time Tour winner recorded a rare second-place finish in Monday’s ninth stage, taking 11 seconds more than Colombian Santiago Botero to complete a wind-swept course through Brittany.
Funnyman’ relishes unfunny image
July 16, 2002
By Jon Niccum A capacity crowd wedged its way into the confines of The Replay Lounge on Saturday to witness a type of entertainment rare for the club: comedy. Neil Hamburger, an underground comic whose background is as much of an enigma as his material, aimed his act toward the hipster venue he was playing.
Baseball Briefs
July 16, 2002
Cards’ Ankiel to rest another eight weeks Expos’ former partners to sue Loria, baseball
KC demotes Reichert to Omaha
July 16, 2002
Reliever Dan Reichert, who struggled in the first game of a doubleheader Monday, was sent to the minors by the Kansas City Royals before the second game started. Reichert was 3-5 with a 5.32 ERA in 30 appearances. He gave up three runs on three walks and a home run by Herbert Perry in the ninth inning of Kansas City’s 8-6 victory.
Tigers cheer arrival of checks on payday
July 16, 2002
The Detroit Tigers are always happy to see Bill Brown on the 15th of the month because it’s payday and he delivers their checks. But the Tigers were more excited than usual Monday when the club’s traveling secretary arrived with their paychecks, after recent reports indicated the team was having financial problems.
N.M. desert town is solar home capital
July 16, 2002
It’s sizzling outside in the desert heat, yet Fred and Barbara Raznick are nice and cool inside their solar-powered adobe home without air conditioning or ceiling fans.
Congressman makes case to House panel
July 16, 2002
A defiant Rep. James Traficant proclaimed himself the victim of a government vendetta Monday, declaring he was innocent of bribery, fraud and tax evasion charges but conceding he expected to be kicked out of Congress and sent to prison.
KC Grays top Outlaws, 9-6
July 16, 2002
Kansas City’s Grays beat Lawrence’s Outlaws, 9-6, on Monday at KC Piper High School. Cameron Taylor went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs and David Allen was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Outlaws (12-23). Lawrence will travel Wednesday to Manhattan.
Kentucky names Barnhart AD
Former Oregon State official to face ‘tremendous challenges’
July 16, 2002
Kentucky hired Oregon State’s Mitch Barnhart as athletic director Monday, hoping he can help a program stung by turmoil off the field and failed expectations on it.
American Taliban gives surprise guilty plea
July 16, 2002
John Walker Lindh, the young convert to Islam who left California to fight alongside the Taliban, pleaded guilty to two felonies Monday in a surprise deal that spares him life in prison and ensures his cooperation with terrorism investigators.
Shooting details reported
July 16, 2002
Former NBA star Jayson Williams jumped into the pool at his home while a friend disposed of Williams’ clothes after fatally shooting a limousine driver, according to an upcoming article in GQ.
State briefs
July 16, 2002
Cullison: Destroyed fire station to be rebuilt with grant Hays: Minister pleads to meth charge Branson, Mo.: 19 injured after collapse of theme park walkway
Attorney says children close to compromise about Williams
Decision about his body could be revealed today
July 16, 2002
Ted Williams’ children are close to announcing an agreement over whether the body of one of baseball’s greatest hitters will remain frozen, an attorney said Monday. Bobby-Jo Williams Ferrell and her half siblings, John Henry Williams and Claudia Williams, met for hours Monday at a lawyer’s office.
Stranded students hired
July 16, 2002
Some of the 50 Lithuanian college students stranded here last month when their summer work-exchange jobs fell through have found a home at Jacobs Field.
Collector dedicates plates to dad
July 16, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn When Don Dalquest heard Tom Allen had some license plates to display, the American Legion commander wasn’t quite sure he wanted a bunch of rusted-out metal plates in the Legion’s dining room.
Eva Jewell Byers
July 16, 2002
Correction
July 16, 2002
Blake Schwartz of the Topeka Mavericks was misidentified in a photo from the Mid America Youth Basketball Tournament that appeared in Sunday’s Journal-World.
Jayhawks’ Hann competing in Jamaica
July 16, 2002
Kansas University sophomore Brooklyn Hann will compete in the 2002 World Junior Track and Field Championships this week in Kingston, Jamaica.
Daniel R. Jaimes
July 16, 2002
Ruth N. Bartlett
July 16, 2002
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
July 16, 2002
Holiday marred
July 16, 2002
Fireworks ‘village’
July 16, 2002
Commissioners take a break after preparing budget
July 16, 2002
By Mark Fagan With their proposed budget for next year ready for approval, Douglas County commissioners are taking a month off. At their meeting Monday morning, commissioners scheduled a public hearing at 6:35 p.m. Aug. 21 to review the proposed $44 million operating budget for 2003.
Poor image
July 16, 2002
County mulls rural dispute
Neighbors in headlock over excavating operation
July 16, 2002
By Mark Fagan Douglas County commissioners continue to mediate a dispute between neighbors who remain separated by more than the two lanes of Wellman Road north of Lawrence. Monday morning, commissioners met with their attorney for 45 minutes behind closed doors to mull options for handling a disagreement between the owners of an excavating operation and nearby residents.
Police investigate two beatings
July 16, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence man was in serious condition Monday night after being beaten Monday morning by an attacker wielding a hammer at an apartment complex in northwest Lawrence. Shortly before 10 a.m., a 41-year-old man was approached by another man in a parking lot behind Rockledge Apartments, 711 Rockledge Road, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said.
Business Briefs
July 16, 2002
Economy: Business inventories up International: Euro tops dollar Kansas Agriculture: Crops drop in quality
Daily Ticker
July 16, 2002
Farmland posts $189.5 million loss in third quarter
July 16, 2002
Farmland Industries Inc. lost $189.5 million in the third quarter, which ended the same day the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Judge refuses to disqualify district attorney in Ryder case
July 16, 2002
A judge on Monday refused to disqualify the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office from prosecuting actress Winona Ryder on shoplifting charges, rejecting her lawyer’s claim that prosecutors have been trying to humiliate her.
Van plunges into Missouri River; body recovered
July 16, 2002
Police said the body of a woman was found early Monday in a van that witnesses said sped down a Leavenworth boat ramp Sunday into the Missouri River. The name of the dead woman was not released.
Meeker trial continues
July 16, 2002
Prosecutors expect to wrap up their case today in the second trial of a Baldwin man in a neighborhood shooting. During testimony Monday, Steven Swafford, 31, Lawrence, described how he was shot three times Oct. 14, 2002, by Stephen Meeker in the 1200 block of Bison Court.
People
July 16, 2002
Stars vie for reality TV shows Di’s brother feels shunned Benicio takes on Bogey Springsteen album has 9-11 theme
CNN stands by Chung
July 16, 2002
Problems? What problems? Despite the critical thrashing Connie Chung’s nightly CNN show has taken in its first three weeks complaints about everything from tabloid content to the screaming orange color scheme to the veteran anchorwoman’s unexpected tentativeness she and her bosses insist everything is ducky.
Boston bids goodbye to music director
Conductor ends 29 years at symphony orchestra with Tanglewood concert
July 16, 2002
In an emotional coda to his career directing the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa ended 29 years as music director Sunday by turning his back to the orchestra and conducting his audience in the first musical piece he encountered in Massachusetts as a young student.
Too much secrecy
July 16, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Lawrence Police could do a better job of sharing important crime information with local residents. Everyone understands the need to conduct a precise and cautious investigation into the slaying that occurred last week in East Lawrence, but Lawrence Police seem to be overemphasizing the need for secrecy in this case.
Commissioners take a break after preparing budget
July 16, 2002
By Mark Fagan With their proposed budget for next year ready for approval, Douglas County commissioners are taking a month off. At their meeting Monday morning, commissioners scheduled a public hearing at 6:35 p.m. Aug. 21 to review the proposed $44 million operating budget for 2003.
Williams trading faces at Allen Fieldhouse
July 16, 2002
The portrait of a baby-faced Roy Williams soon will be replaced by a more mature-looking Williams on the walls of Allen Fieldhouse.
Mangino makes rare public appearances
July 16, 2002
By David Mitchell Mark Mangino doesn’t get out much. For the last two days, however, Kansas University’s first-year football coach has been out and about, shaking hands, greeting fans and making nice with the media.
Regents to retry donation tax-credit legislation
July 16, 2002
By Scott Rothschild So far, most lawmakers have been cool to the idea. But the Kansas Board of Regents is going forward with a plan to provide tax credits for donations to higher education. “We will continue to ask the Legislature for tax credits,” Dick Carter, a spokesman for the regents, said Monday.
Police say couple shot by burglar
July 16, 2002
By Mike Belt Revelations Monday that two elderly Lawrence residents were shot to death when they surprised a burglar in their home did nothing to ease fears in their eastern Lawrence neighborhood. Â Extra online: Video from Police Chief Ron Olin’s news conference
relishes unfunny image
July 16, 2002
By Jon Niccum A capacity crowd wedged its way into the confines of The Replay Lounge on Saturday to witness a type of entertainment rare for the club: comedy. Neil Hamburger, an underground comic whose background is as much of an enigma as his material, aimed his act toward the hipster venue he was playing.
s race: Kline defines his AG campaign as tough on crime
July 16, 2002
By Mike Shields Phill Kline wants voters to think of him as the attorney general candidate who most despises crime. “The Kansas Sentencing Commission has failed,” Kline said, because it endorsed early release of inmates to ease prison crowding and favored milder penalties for drug possession.
KC Grays top Outlaws, 9-6
July 16, 2002
Kansas City’s Grays beat Lawrence’s Outlaws, 9-6, on Monday at KC Piper High School. Cameron Taylor went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs and David Allen was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Outlaws (12-23). Lawrence will travel Wednesday to Manhattan.