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Video: Gubernatorial candidates debate the issues
June 1, 2002
By Scott Rothschild No sparks flew, but Kansas’ gubernatorial candidates Saturday staked out their positions on taxes, budget cuts and public schools during a forum before The Associated Press Managing Editors conference held at the Lawrence Journal-World.
Bush tells West Point graduates they have a responsibility to preserve freedom
June 1, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 11:18 a.m.) President Bush told West Point graduates Saturday that they must protect and preserve American freedom at a time when terrorism puts it in jeopardy. “We will lift this dark threat from our country and the world,” he said at the U.S. Military Academy.
U.S. troops kill three allied Afghan fighters in mistaken raid on compound
June 1, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 11:20 a.m.) A raid on a compound mistakenly identified as an al-Qaida and Taliban hide-out went awry when U.S. troops killed three of their Afghan allies who had occupied the area before the Americans moved in, an army spokesman said.
U.N. staffers ordered to send families home as tension persists in India-Pakistan standoff
June 1, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 11:16 a.m.) Hundreds of U.N. staff members in Pakistan and India have been ordered to send their families home as fears grow of war between the nuclear-armed neighbors, a U.N. official said Saturday.
Nation Briefs
June 1, 2002
Washington: 7 added to U.S. list of drug kingpins Washington: 16-hour rule for pilots approved by court
Laurence W. Wolfe
June 1, 2002
City softball results: 5/31
June 1, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Friday, May 31.
Western demands payment for failed merger
June 1, 2002
Western Resources of Kansas is demanding $25 million from Public Service Company of New Mexico for a failed merger last year. Western, based in Topeka, notified PNM by letter Tuesday that it was terminating the merger agreement and was seeking a termination fee.
Airlines raise fares by $20 round trip
Continental, American and Delta boost prices for summer travel
June 1, 2002
Three of the nation’s largest airlines raised the price of round-trip fares for leisure travelers less than a week after the Memorial Day holiday, the official beginning of the summer travel season.
American productivity at 19-year high
June 1, 2002
A crucial ingredient in the economy’s long-term vitality, productivity, turned in its best performance in almost two decades during the first quarter of the year as hard-pressed companies produced more with fewer workers.
Sprint center closes
Dismissed workers face tough market
June 1, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Sprint PCS officially closed its Lawrence call center Friday. As employees left their jobs for the final time, many praised how the company handled the closing but were concerned about their ability to find good-paying jobs in Lawrence.
Muslims, Buddhists join Christians in Tennessee anti-lottery effort
June 1, 2002
Muslims and Buddhists are joining Southern Baptists and other Christians in a campaign to persuade Tennessee voters to reject a state lottery. The issue will be decided in a Nov. 5 referendum.
U.S. team takes sobering visit to DMZ
June 1, 2002
They walked in a line, as if walking out on to the soccer field. Only this time, the U.S. soccer team was heading to the last vestige of the Cold War. Just feet from the line of demarcation, the Americans saw North Korean soldiers, weapons at the ready.
Kenseth claims Dover pole
NASCAR owner Roush glad to see driver qualify first
June 1, 2002
Jack Roush is back at the track, back in the pilot’s seat and feeling like “the luckiest person in the world.” The NASCAR team owner was at Dover International Speedway on Friday, his first public appearance since an airplane crash nearly killed him on April 19.
Red Wings finish off Avs, 7-0
June 1, 2002
Detroit scored on its first two shots and chased Patrick Roy early in the second period as the Red Wings eliminated defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado with a 7-0 victory Friday night in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.
Lakers force seventh game
June 1, 2002
Shaquille O’Neal simply wouldn’t allow the Los Angeles Lakers’ dream of a dynasty to die at home. Carrying his teammates on his shoulders one more time, O’Neal had 41 points and 17 rebounds as the two-time defending champs forced a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals, beating Sacramento, 106-102 Friday night.
New Jersey jolts Celtics
Former laughingstocks now in NBA Finals
June 1, 2002
This is no joke: The former laughingstocks of the Eastern Conference are going to the NBA Finals.
Senegal stuns defending champ France in opener
June 1, 2002
Defending champion France on Friday suffered a stunning first-round loss to Senegal as the first World Cup held in Asia kicked off in spectacular fashion. The dramatic opening match of the month-long soccer extravaganza followed an engaging opening ceremony that fused traditional Korean pageantry with high-tech imagery.
Clijsters calm in 4th-round ouster
Argentine Fernandez sends defending runner-up out with 6-4, 6-0 loss
June 1, 2002
Nothing was going right for Kim Clijsters, who sprayed strokes long, short and wide against an opponent playing the match of her life at the French Open. Yet last year’s runner-up was nothing but calm, almost oddly so.
9-11 pain lingers for area families
June 1, 2002
The cleanup and recovery efforts at ground zero may be complete, but feelings of loss will linger for Missouri and Kansas families whose loved ones died in the World Trade Center attacks.
Children’s museum cuts directors
June 1, 2002
A children’s museum and science center here is cutting its budget and eliminating two department directors to control overhead and make more funding available for new exhibits and programs.
Court throws out hazing lawsuit
June 1, 2002
The state Supreme Court refused Friday to reinstate a lawsuit against a Kansas University fraternity over a 1997 incident that left a student in an alcohol-induced coma. Matthew Prime filed the lawsuit against Pi Kappa Alpha in 1999 in Douglas County District Court, seeking more than $375,000 in damages.
Israeli troops invade camp
June 1, 2002
Israeli troops rolled Friday into a refugee camp on the edge of Nablus, rounding up hundreds of Palestinian men, imposing a curfew and blowing up the home of a suicide bomber.
On the record
June 1, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
June 1, 2002
Back-to-back-to-back homers lift Kansas City - Royals 10, Rangers 7, 11 innings
June 1, 2002
Carlos Beltran, Mike Sweeney and Joe Randa hit consecutive homers in the 11th inning on five pitches from closer Hideki Irabu to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 10-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Best memorial to 9-11 is a safer future
June 1, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Now what? Almost nine months later, the last girder is borne away and there is no work left to do in lower Manhattan on a 16-acre plain filled with men, women and machinery.
Bodies found in gunman’s condo
June 1, 2002
The grim story of the calm, bald gunman who killed a checker and a little girl at a supermarket here grew more bizarre as police Friday revealed a startling discovery: The remains of two people found in the man’s condo a block from the store had been there more than a year.
Regents chair says he wants off board
June 1, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A former state Senate president appears to be returning to officialdom as a member of the Kansas Board of Regents. Current Regent Clay Blair said he expected Dick Bond, who served in the Senate from 1986 to 2000, to join the board June 30, when Blair’s term expires.
Telemarketing ‘no-call’ list takes effect July 1
June 1, 2002
On July 1, consumers in Kansas will have an option for reducing unwanted telemarketing calls to their homes. They will be able to sign up for an industry “no-call” list for five years, either by mail for free or through the Internet for $5.
Graves vetoes center’s grant
June 1, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A Lawrence agency that provides Kansas’ only statewide toll-free suicide-prevention hotline fell victim to Gov. Bill Graves’ veto pen on Friday. Graves turned loose a batch of last-minute vetoes just after the ceremonial adjournment of the Legislature, meaning that departing lawmakers had no chance to override the governor.
eBay helps library score cash
$3,700 from online sale of magazines to be used for book purchases
June 1, 2002
By Joel Mathis When the Lawrence Public Library couldn’t give away stacks of old, mostly ignored magazines, Bruce Flanders turned to eBay and made the library a tidy little sum. “We attempted to give these magazines away to libraries throughout the state of Kansas, but there weren’t any takers,” Flanders, the library director, said Friday. “We just lucked out.”
U.S. urges Americans to leave India
State Department cites tensions with Pakistan
June 1, 2002
The State Department on Friday urged the 60,000 Americans in India, including hundreds of U.S. diplomats and their families, to leave the country because of a risk of conflict between India and Pakistan.
Federal court strikes down Capitol demonstration ban
June 1, 2002
A federal court Friday struck down a 30-year ban on demonstrations on the sidewalk by east steps of the Capitol. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that maintaining a forum for public expression outweighed security concerns.
Airport open house rescheduled for today
June 1, 2002
If at first you don’t succeed, fly, fly again. The Lawrence Municipal Airport’s first attempt to have an open house was rained out in April, so a second attempt will be made from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.
Vietnam accuses Kerrey of crimes
June 1, 2002
Vietnam accused former Sen. Bob Kerrey of crimes during the Vietnam War, saying Friday that families of villagers killed by his Navy team experienced “incomparable suffering and losses.”
Agent requested at committee hearing
June 1, 2002
A senator Friday requested that a Minneapolis FBI agent testify next week on Capitol Hill as Congress delves into the bureau’s activity before Sept. 11.
FBI whistle-blower went ‘by the book’
June 1, 2002
Coleen Rowley wrote her first letter to FBI headquarters in the fifth grade, sending away for a “100 Facts About the FBI” pamphlet that would convince her she had found the job of her dreams.
Board looking to add sixth pre-school classroom
June 1, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board will decide Monday whether to expand the at-risk preschool program to a sixth classroom.
Around and about
June 1, 2002
Club news
June 1, 2002
Briefly
June 1, 2002
Virginia: Government acknowledges ‘souvenir’ photos of Lindh Washington: U.S. planes bomb radar site in southern Iraq after threat Baltimore: Cardinal meets with suspect accused of shooting priest
Engagements
June 1, 2002
Storm at amusement park kills one, injures dozens
June 1, 2002
A severe storm swept through a crowded amusement park Friday night, killing one person and injuring nearly 50, including many children, authorities said.
Anniversaries
June 1, 2002
City band concerts begin Wednesday night
June 1, 2002
The Lawrence City Band will perform eight concerts this summer in the William L. Kelly Band Stand in South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets. The concerts begin at 8 p.m. and are free.
LaRussa doubts McGwire used steroids
June 1, 2002
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa says retired slugger Mark McGwire’s accomplishments were not tarnished by steroids. “There’s no doubt in my mind,” La Russa said Friday before the Cardinals played the Pirates. “I was here, I saw him in the gym early, I saw how he took care of himself.
Cardinals Fogged
Wilson also wrecks Redbirds, 3-1
June 1, 2002
Extra batting practice paid off in a big way for Craig Wilson. Wilson went 4-for-4 his first career four-hit game with two RBIs, and rookie Josh Fogg pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Friday night.
Oakland recalls hurler
June 1, 2002
The Oakland Athletics recalled reliever Jeff Tam from Sacramento on Friday and sent first baseman Larry Sutton to the Triple-A team.
Mariners finally falter late
June 1, 2002
The Baltimore Orioles accomplished what no team had done this season: beat the Seattle Mariners with a late rally. Geronimo Gil drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning, capping an improbable comeback that gave Baltimore an 8-7 victory Friday night.
Director, actor leave film’s humor undercover
June 1, 2002
“Undercover Brother” promises to give America’s intramural culture clash, the friction between the races, quite a workout. In this corner, we have Michael Bolton/Celine Dion/’N Sync-listening, Riverdancing, Banana Republic-shopping, “Frasier”-watching, basketball-impaired, WASP America.
Tanner wins state weightlifting crown
June 1, 2002
Lawrence’s Brady Tanner won the state Special Olympics weightlifting titles in four events on Friday at Wichita State.
Cardinals’ Edmonds suffers wrist injury
June 1, 2002
Cardinals center fielder Jim Edmonds left Friday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fourth inning with a sprained right wrist while sliding at the plate.
World Online: Panorama - East Lawrence Center
June 1, 2002
$3,700 from online sale of magazines to be used for book purchases
June 1, 2002
By Joel Mathis When the Lawrence Public Library couldn’t give away stacks of old, mostly ignored magazines, Bruce Flanders turned to eBay  and made the library a tidy little sum. “We attempted to give these magazines away to libraries throughout the state of Kansas, but there weren’t any takers,” Flanders, the library director, said Friday. “We just lucked out.”
Community rallies to aid victim of theft at cemetery
June 1, 2002
By Mindie Paget Sarah Miller learned last weekend that people can be cruel. In the past few days, the 83-year-old Lawrence woman has learned that people also can be overwhelmingly kind to absolute strangers.
6News video report: Lawrence resident wants to put stop to roundabouts
June 1, 2002
6News reports on Lawrence resident Doug Bowers and his efforts to stop construction of roundabouts and other traffic calming devices.
s races
June 1, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Frank Kimmel looked at the two drivers who qualified directly behind him after he’d won the ARCA RE/MAX BPU 200 pole Friday at the Kansas Speedway and quipped, “Don’t you guys need get back to school?”
City band concerts begin Wednesday night
June 1, 2002
The Lawrence City Band will perform eight concerts this summer in the William L. Kelly Band Stand in South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets. The concerts begin at 8 p.m. and are free.
Laurence W. Wolfe
June 1, 2002
Bonner Springs  Services for Laurence W. Wolfe, 73, Linwood, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs. Burial will be in Lenape Cemetery, Linwood. Mr. Wolfe died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at his home.
s Cobb steers clear of trouble, qualifies for ARCA RE/MAX race
June 1, 2002
By Andy Samuelson They’re called slicks  and that seemed to be the problem Friday at Kansas Speedway. Drivers in both of today’s races  the NASCAR Winston West Series KansasSpeedway.com 150 and the ARCA RE/MAX Series BPU 200  had trouble keeping their cars straight during Friday’s qualifying sessions, and the tires took the blame.
Video: Gubernatorial candidates debate the issues
June 1, 2002
By Scott Rothschild No sparks flew, but Kansas’ gubernatorial candidates Saturday staked out their positions on taxes, budget cuts and public schools during a forum before The Associated Press Managing Editors conference held at the Lawrence Journal-World.
6Sports video report: Raiders open season with double header
June 1, 2002
6Sports reports on the first two games of the Lawrence Raiders’ baseball season.
6Sports video report: LHS football team working on throwing the ball
June 1, 2002
6Sports reports on the Lawrence High summer football camp and what the team is working on for fall.
Wildcat fighter ignites spark in WWII flier
June 1, 2002
By Mike Belt Memories of the heat of aerial combat came flooding back this week to 85-year-old Halsey Hines during a visit to the Lawrence Municipal Airport. The stimulus: a stubby, Grumman Wildcat F4F-3 fighter plane parked at the airport. “I wanted to get right in and fly it,” Hines, of Topeka, said Friday. “I think I still could.”
Dale Sayler
June 1, 2002
Winchester  Services for Dale Sayler, 76, Winchester, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Mr. Sayler died Friday, May 31, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
6News video report: Lawrence resident wants to put stop to roundabouts
June 1, 2002
6News reports on Lawrence resident Doug Bowers and his efforts to stop construction of roundabouts and other traffic calming devices.
Daily ticker
June 1, 2002
Religion briefs
June 1, 2002
Procession, ice cream social slated at St. John Corpus Christi picnic to mark Feast Day Dharma master to give talk in Topeka Group to honor clergy, their spouses International students invited to luncheon
Holyfield fights tonight
Boxer, 39, scheduled for 12 rounds against younger Rahman
June 1, 2002
Evander Holyfield fights tonight through closed eyes, unwilling or unable to accept the fact his skills are deteriorating and that at 39 he has already taken a lifetime of punishment in the ring.
European Union ratifies climate treaty
Nations press U.S. to change mind and agree to Kyoto Protocol
June 1, 2002
In a big boost to the global fight against climate change, the 15 nations in the European Union formally ratified the Kyoto Protocol on Friday and urged the United States to end its opposition to the treaty.
Free speech can cross the line
June 1, 2002
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal Like any social/political crusade, the anti-abortion movement has spawned its extremist elements, some of whom are extreme indeed. Most dangerous among these, of course, are the very few who have assassinated “abortion providers.”
Justices among nation’s richest
June 1, 2002
The nine Supreme Court justices are richer than all but a small percentage of Americans, with at least five millionaires among them.
Local briefs
June 1, 2002
Liquor enforcement agents ready for new keg law State liquor enforcement agents say they are ready to enforce a new state law that takes effect July 1 requiring businesses that sell beer or cereal malt beverages to tag kegs with information about their purchasers. The new law is intended to identify and penalize individuals who provide beer to minors. The law applies to kegs or containers of four or more gallons. Kegs sold to clubs, drinking establishments and caterers are exempt from tagging. Possession of an untagged keg is a misdemeanor punishable by fines and license suspension or revocation. _________________________________________ Kansas University: Duke TIP participants to be honored at KU More than 500 Kansas seventh-graders will be honored this weekend at Kansas University for their involvement in Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP). The students will attend a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lied Center. TIP honors students who score in the top 5 percent on college entrance exams taken while in middle school. Some of the students also will attend classes at Duke and KU through residency programs this summer. _________________________________________ Pinckney: Neighborhood picnic to feature talk on Hughes A talk on poet Langston Hughes will be one of the highlights at today’s annual Pinckney Neighborhood Spring Picnic. The picnic will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at Clinton Park, Fifth and Alabama streets, just north of Pinckney School. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch and table service. Bill Tuttle, Kansas University professor of American studies, will present an informal talk on Hughes and his ties to Lawrence. Guests are also encouraged to bring outdoor game sets and musical instruments. Contact Sara Taliaferro, neighborhood coordinator, at 842-4051, if you have questions or would like to share a dessert. _________________________________________ Lawrence High School: Lawrence High graduate wins national art contest A Lawrence High School senior was honored with a second place finish in the 2002 U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s art contest to boost understanding of the Holocaust. Andrea Perdue, who graduated last week from LHS, placed second in the 10th- through 12th-grade division of the art and writing contest coordinated by the museum in Washington, D.C. She received a $300 check and $100 gift certificate to the museum’s shop. Five written entries and three art entries were awarded prizes by the museum’s judging committee. More than 2,300 students from 41 states competed in this year’s contest. Students were asked to explain through writing or art why teaching about the Holocaust remains important in contemporary society. _________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.25 at Site at 23rd and Haskell streets. 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.
Justice lawsuits barely scratch the surface on voter-rights issue
June 1, 2002
By Marie Cocco Washington Post Writers Group The Bush administration has admitted at least something went wrong in Florida. But not much.
Community rallies to aid victim of theft at cemetery
June 1, 2002
By Mindie Paget Sarah Miller learned last weekend that people can be cruel. In the past few days, the 83-year-old Lawrence woman has learned that people also can be overwhelmingly kind to absolute strangers.
Lawmakers end longest session
Attempt to stop placement of statue on Statehouse adds 107th day
June 1, 2002
Legislators’ attempt to prevent the state from putting a statue of a Kansa Indian on the Statehouse failed Friday, lengthening what already was the longest session ever.
Wildcat fighter ignites spark in WWII flier
June 1, 2002
By Mike Belt Memories of the heat of aerial combat came flooding back this week to 85-year-old Halsey Hines during a visit to the Lawrence Municipal Airport. The stimulus: a stubby, Grumman Wildcat F4F-3 fighter plane parked at the airport. “I wanted to get right in and fly it,” Hines, of Topeka, said Friday. “I think I still could.”
Music, arts festivals usher in June
June 1, 2002
School’s out, and it’s time to take in some of the activities the Lawrence area has to offer. Here are some of them.
Kansas Speedway Notebook: Drivers complain about slick tires
KCK’s Cobb steers clear of trouble, qualifies for ARCA RE/MAX race
June 1, 2002
By Andy Samuelson They’re called slicks and that seemed to be the problem Friday at Kansas Speedway. Drivers in both of today’s races the NASCAR Winston West Series KansasSpeedway.com 150 and the ARCA RE/MAX Series BPU 200 had trouble keeping their cars straight during Friday’s qualifying sessions, and the tires took the blame.
Session ends; layoffs loom
Graves’ veto raises specter of furloughs; governor accepts redistricting plan
June 1, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Friday opened the way for possible state employee layoffs and furloughs, lashed out at critics and signed into law a redistricting plan he said he didn’t like.
Years bring little change for program
Annual Sunflower Girls State to celebrate 60th year next week at KU
June 1, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Sixty-two years separate Betty Brenn and Elizabeth Kincaid, but despite the age difference they share a love for politics. And both have been involved in Sunflower Girls State, a program sponsored by the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary that is celebrating its 60th year.
Music, arts festivals usher in June
June 1, 2002
School’s out, and it’s time to take in some of the activities the Lawrence area has to offer. Here are some of them.
Russell earns place among KU track elite
June 1, 2002
By Gary Bedore Winning a pair of NCAA championships puts Kansas University’s Scott Russell in an elite class of athletes at his alma mater. Russell, who graduated last Sunday, snared his second NCAA championship on Thursday, winning the javelin throw at the 2002 NCAA Outdoor at LSU’s track.
Long overdue
June 1, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The FBI has long needed a thorough reorganization. Anyone familiar with the great respect and confidence the Federal Bureau of Investigation once inspired is certain to be downcast about the way the walls and roof of the FBI have been caving in recently.
An Islamic phenomenon
Chic televangelist attracts hordes of young admirers in Egypt
June 1, 2002
Two young women drag their aunt to a window looking onto a hall where a young man with a microphone is surrounded by hundreds of admirers. “Look at him, Auntie,” says one. “Isn’t he gorgeous?”
Ostertag to donate kidney
June 1, 2002
Those who do not follow basketball may find it touching, though not necessarily unusual, that Amy Hall’s brother has decided to give her one of his kidneys. That Hall’s brother is NBA center and Duncanville High and Kansas University product Greg Ostertag certainly qualifies as inspiring and noteworthy.
Area briefs
June 1, 2002
Dog-bite victim suing owners of pit bull Blood Center changes hours VFW to conduct convention Development screening clinic gauges children’s skills
Toxins elevate cancer risk for two-thirds of Americans
June 1, 2002
At least two-thirds of Americans live in areas where toxic chemicals pose an elevated cancer risk, an Environmental Protection Agency analysis concluded Friday. The findings are contained in a long-awaited EPA assessment of health risks from 32 toxic chemicals.
Long overdue
June 1, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The FBI has long needed a thorough reorganization. Anyone familiar with the great respect and confidence the Federal Bureau of Investigation once inspired is certain to be downcast about the way the walls and roof of the FBI have been caving in recently.
After buyout offer doesn’t pan out, Farmland seeks bankruptcy protection
Kansas City-based cooperative warns of pending cuts in work force
June 1, 2002
Farmland Industries Inc. said Friday that it was unable to reach terms with Smithfield Foods on a buyout offer and had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative said it would maintain its operations through the reorganization but would cut its work force, although president and chief executive officer Robert B. Terry said it was too early to say how deep the cuts would be.
British pop falls flat in U.S.
Music industry may appoint ‘ambassador’ to promote tunes
June 1, 2002
The British music industry is singing the blues U.S. fans have lost that lovin’ feelin’. Last month, for the first time since 1963, there were no British artists in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and now some in the industry here are calling for a music “embassy” to promote their artists in the United States.
Regents chair says he wants off board
June 1, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A former state Senate president appears to be returning to officialdom as a member of the Kansas Board of Regents. Current Regent Clay Blair said he expected Dick Bond, who served in the Senate from 1986 to 2000, to join the board June 30, when Blair’s term expires.
Nation Briefs
June 1, 2002
Washington: Interior Department designates 26 trails Florida: Storms delay launch of space shuttle New York: Historian resigns from Pulitzer board Washington: Study: Blacks buckle up less often than whites
Briefcase
June 1, 2002
Swiss bank executive denies wrongdoing in Enron case Enron: Andersen adviser troubled by destruction of documents Computers: Unfriendly Microsoft memo won’t be used in court case Fast Food: Wendy’s trying Mexican
KU’s Wonder fails to qualify
June 1, 2002
Kansas University senior Jennie Wonder did not qualify for the finals of the 100-meter hurdles Friday at the NCAA Outdoor at LSU’s track.
4-H and FCE news
June 1, 2002
U.S. general says pullout by Pakistan problematic
June 1, 2002
A new American general took control of the U.S.-led campaign in Afghanistan on Friday, acknowledging in an interview with The Associated Press that the hunt for elusive al-Qaida and Taliban fighters has gotten tougher.
Court rejects porn filters for nation’s public libraries
June 1, 2002
A three-judge panel Friday struck down Congress’ third and latest attempt to shield children from Internet porn, ruling that public libraries cannot be forced to install software that blocks sexually explicit Web sites.
Dismissed workers face tough market
June 1, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Sprint PCS officially closed its Lawrence call center Friday. As employees left their jobs for the final time, many praised how the company handled the closing but were concerned about their ability to find good-paying jobs in Lawrence.
s grant
June 1, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A Lawrence agency that provides Kansas’ only statewide toll-free suicide-prevention hotline fell victim to Gov. Bill Graves’ veto pen on Friday. Graves turned loose a batch of last-minute vetoes just after the ceremonial adjournment of the Legislature, meaning that departing lawmakers had no chance to override the governor.
IHOP found violating Kansas health codes
June 1, 2002
By Mindie Paget For the second time in as many years, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has fined a Lawrence restaurant for violating state health codes. Officials have levied a $5,100 penalty against Lawrence’s International House of Pancakes, 3102 Iowa, for 12 violations witnessed between January and April of this year during routine inspections.
Scouting news
June 1, 2002
World Briefs
June 1, 2002
Brazil: Scientists discover new parrot in Amazon Moscow: Anti-Semitic phrases spray-painted on mural Geneva: Swiss face referendum on anti-abortion law Algeria: Former ruling party wins vote amid violence
People
June 1, 2002
Liberace museum gets facelift Rivers, husband splitting Queen of soul royally insulted Mandrell log home a hot property
Horoscopes
June 1, 2002
Teaching children to read is schools’ No. 1 priority
June 1, 2002
Schools are asked to accomplish many things on behalf of our kids today. What part of the curriculum would you give the greatest priority?
Speaking in tongues
Spiritual gift’ helps believers feel closer to God
June 1, 2002
The devil wouldn’t like Victory World Outreach. Near the end of each service, the Rev. Ron Jones invites people who need healing to come to the altar for an anointing with oil. A church staff member or volunteer will lay hands on heads and, more often than not, begin speaking in tongues.
Kimmel seeks sweep
Driver qualifies 1st, 3rd for today’s races
June 1, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Frank Kimmel looked at the two drivers who qualified directly behind him after he’d won the ARCA RE/MAX BPU 200 pole Friday at the Kansas Speedway and quipped, “Don’t you guys need get back to school?”
Kansas receives funds to prevent agroterrorism
June 1, 2002
Kansas will get $1.67 million in federal funds to protect agriculture against potential terrorist attacks, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman announced Friday.
IHOP found violating Kansas health codes
June 1, 2002
By Mindie Paget For the second time in as many years, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has fined a Lawrence restaurant for violating state health codes. Officials have levied a $5,100 penalty against Lawrence’s International House of Pancakes, 3102 Iowa, for 12 violations witnessed between January and April of this year during routine inspections.
King’ gives ‘Lear’ a Western flare
June 1, 2002
If you think dramas are violent today, you should brush up on your Shakespeare. The Elizabethan-era poet playwright filled his tragedy and history plays with enough cruelty, sadism, murder, incest and bloodshed to fill a dozen Quentin Tarantino movies. If you like the good old ultra-violence, there’s nobody like the Bard.
Kansas City-based cooperative warns of pending cuts in work force
June 1, 2002
Farmland Industries Inc. said Friday that it was unable to reach terms with Smithfield Foods on a buyout offer and had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative said it would maintain its operations through the reorganization but would cut its work force, although president and chief executive officer Robert B. Terry said it was too early to say how deep the cuts would be.
6Sports video report: Raiders open season with double header
June 1, 2002
6Sports reports on the first two games of the Lawrence Raiders’ baseball season.
Annual Sunflower Girls State to celebrate 60th year next week at KU
June 1, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Sixty-two years separate Betty Brenn and Elizabeth Kincaid, but despite the age difference they share a love for politics. And both have been involved in Sunflower Girls State, a program sponsored by the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary that is celebrating its 60th year.
Dale Sayler
June 1, 2002
Session ends
June 1, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Friday opened the way for possible state employee layoffs and furloughs, lashed out at critics and signed into law a redistricting plan he said he didn’t like.
Spirituality
June 1, 2002
Clown’s wife leads Bible study for performers Access more difficult for airport chapels Polish court orders paper to apologize over insult
N Sync member OK’d for Russian space flight
June 1, 2002
The world’s next would-be space tourist, Lance Bass of boy band ‘N Sync, said Friday that Russian space doctors have cleared him for a flight to the International Space Station aboard a Russian rocket, a journey he hopes to make this fall.
Russell earns place among KU track elite
June 1, 2002
By Gary Bedore Winning a pair of NCAA championships puts Kansas University’s Scott Russell in an elite class of athletes at his alma mater. Russell, who graduated last Sunday, snared his second NCAA championship on Thursday, winning the javelin throw at the 2002 NCAA Outdoor at LSU’s track.