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Report: Al-Qaida spokesman threatens attacks against Americans and Jews
June 2, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 6:11 p.m.) The spokesman for the al-Qaida terror group has threatened more attacks on Americans and Jews in a message published by the pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat Sunday.
Attorney general, FBI director say little likelihood of detecting 9-11 attacks
June 2, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 6:10 p.m.) U.S. intelligence agencies could have better analyzed information that pointed to Sept. 11, but probably could not have prevented the attacks, the attorney general and FBI director said Sunday.
Troops closer to finding Americans kidnapped in Philippines
June 2, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 6:49 a.m.) U.S. and Filipino forces are getting closer to finding an American couple kidnapped a year ago by Muslim militants, the second in command at the Pentagon said Sunday.
Indian, Pakistani leaders head for summit but unlikely to discuss end to crisis
June 2, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 6:44 a.m.) As Indian and Pakistani leaders headed to a regional summit where they aren’t likely to talk peace - or even talk at all - India’s defense minister said Sunday his nation won’t be “impulsive” in the crisis that threatens to put them at war.
Kimmel wrecks, rebounds
Veteran crashes in 1st race, wins 2nd at Kansas Speedway
June 2, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Frank Kimmel was itching to get back on the track. Either that, or he was just plain tired of working on his No. 46 car, which he completely smashed during Saturday’s first race at Kansas Speedway in a three-car pileup on the first turn of the first lap of the 11/2-mile superspeedway.
Wild West comes down to Game 7
Kings, Lakers battle today for berth to NBA Finals
June 2, 2002
After two weeks of bad burgers, buzzer-beaters and brilliant basketball, the epic Western Conference finals will be decided in one game today in front of the NBA’s loudest fans.
Rogers’ complete game lifts Texas over Kansas City - Rangers 3, Royals 1
June 2, 2002
Kenny Rogers gave the Texas Rangers’ sagging bullpen a lift. Rogers pitched a five-hit complete game and the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 Saturday night. Six Rangers relievers appeared in Friday night’s 11-inning loss to the Royals, and Texas manager Jerry Narron was depending on a long outing from Rogers.
Kansas’ Gruber All-American
June 2, 2002
Kansas University senior Charlie Gruber placed seventh in a closely bunched 1,500 on Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor championships. Gruber was clocked in 3:43.86. Donald Sage of Stanford was the winner in 3:42.65. Freshman sensation Alan Webb of Michigan was fourth in 3:42.23.
New Flint Hills hotel flying high
Lawrence executive rejuvenates Beaumont
June 2, 2002
Three things make Steve Craig happy flying his plane, the Flint Hills and running his chain of premium hotels. Craig, president and CEO of Lawrence-based Linquist & Craig Hotels and Resorts, last year found a way to merge all three when he bought the historic Beaumont Hotel in the middle of the rolling landscape of prairie grasses that’s a prime spot for cattle grazing.
Safety refresher good idea
June 2, 2002
Well, I passed. I’m now an official graduate of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ firearms safety class. I joined my son, who is 12, in taking the class this spring. I thought it would be good for me to take it along with him, and I was right. I learned a lot.
KU’s Gooden impresses Grizzlies
Golden State may take Big 12 Player of Year with third pick; Memphis looms at No. 4
June 2, 2002
Golden State is generally perceived as the team that could shake up the NBA draft. Using that theory, former Kansas University standout Drew Gooden then becomes the lottery’s X-factor. At the moment, he’s heavily linked to the Warriors because they likely will not have the chance to take Yao Ming or Jay Williams.
Crowds can be curtains for bears in Colorado
June 2, 2002
Colorado’s Division of Wildlife is pleading with the public to leave bears alone. For many Coloradans, seeing a bear is exciting, especially if it’s meandering about in an urban area.
Classic almost canceled; city caster essay winner
June 2, 2002
Although the weather was less than ideal and threatened to cancel the Governor’s Fishing Classic at Coffey County Lake, the front moved through, and the tournament was held as scheduled on May 24.
Outdoors Briefs
June 2, 2002
Shawnee angler 18th Catfish succeses Thompson whopper Kubin, Laddusaw win
Ash avoids trouble, wins NWWS race
June 2, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Kansas may have a new resident today. At least Brandon Ash said he was stoked enough to stay in the Sunflower State after claiming his first NASCAR Winston West Series victory when he won the KansasSeedway.com 150 on Saturday at Kansas Speedway.
Raiders tumble to KC 83
June 2, 2002
Kansas City Post 83 upended Lawrence’s Raiders, 3-2, in an American Legion baseball game on Saturday night at Free State High’s Field. Kyle McManness, Troy Wingert and Tommy Mangino each had two hits for the Raiders, who led, 2-0, after one inning.
Flip-flops go upscale
June 2, 2002
Flip-flops are like dirty gym shoes, says Miami footwear designer Donald J Pliner. “They’re not the nicest-looking things, but they’re so easy to wear, so comfortable. You don’t have to think about it. You just slip your feet into them and go,” he says.
Survey analyzes plans of job-seekers
June 2, 2002
A recently released survey of jobless executives who earned at least $100,000 found they were more likely to relocate for a new position or start their own business than job seekers who earned less.
National League Roundup: Marlins mortify Mets
Piazza, Valentine ejected in Florida’s 9-7 win
June 2, 2002
The New York Mets lost two arguments, then lost the game. Catcher Mike Piazza and manager Bobby Valentine were ejected just before Mike Lowell hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, and the Florida Marlins beat the Mets, 9-7, Saturday night.
Pirates must choose top pick wisely
Pittsburgh will make first selection in Tuesday’s free agent draft
June 2, 2002
Baseball’s June amateur draft is an inexact science, with far more failures than successes, and millions of dollars thrown at first-rounders 35 percent of whom will never play a game in the majors.
Baseball Briefs
June 2, 2002
Ump leaves hospital, returns to hometown Tigers activate Easley, place Cruz on DL
Rapper, singer claim MTV Movie Awards
Anti-authoritarian event filled with parodies about Hollywood’s hits
June 2, 2002
Pop stars rocked the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday, with rapper Will Smith winning the best actor award for “Ali” and singer Mandy Moore claiming breakthrough actress honors for “A Walk to Remember.”
Lawrence briefs
June 2, 2002
Fight at party sends resident to hospital Lawrence Police seeking suspects in counterfeit case Suspect convicted of stealing Social Security payments
Guest lineups set on network news shows
June 2, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Up close and personal
Modern photographer thrives in small town
June 2, 2002
At first, there appears to be little about this southern Illinois town that makes it different from any other. The feed store looks like a relic from Walton’s Mountain. The tavern keeps more George Jones on its jukebox than J.Lo, and trailers nearly outnumber houses as the cheap residence of choice.
On the record
June 2, 2002
Nuclear conflict ‘unthinkable,’ Pakistan president tells CNN
June 2, 2002
Pakistan’s president, stopping short of matching India’s pledge not to use nuclear weapons first, said Saturday “any sane individual” would not allow tensions between the two nations to escalate into a nuclear war.
Shirley J. Russell
June 2, 2002
Sayler services
June 2, 2002
Opal Isabel Vigna
June 2, 2002
Powers of attorney not all powerful
June 2, 2002
My parents signed powers of attorney over to me 10 years ago when both were comparatively healthy. In the past six months, both have been deteriorating rapidly. Two weeks after my mother had a stroke that left her unable to speak or move, Dad fell and broke his hip.
Pearl A. Hane
June 2, 2002
County officials to tackle triathlon request
June 2, 2002
By Mark Fagan Law enforcement and legal issues await Douglas County commissioners Monday morning. During their regular meeting, which begins at 9 a.m., commissioners will consider allowing Lone Star Lake to be the site of the 2002 Lawrence Memorial Hospital Triathlon.
Elvin E. Roseberry
June 2, 2002
School Board Agenda
Budget summary scrutinized
June 2, 2002
Lawrence school board, 7 p.m. Monday, 110 McDonald Drive.
What are you reading?
June 2, 2002
New stamp features Audubon portrait
June 2, 2002
Beautiful birds fly into our U.S. stamp collections through the courtesy of John James Audubon. Audubon (1785-1851) is recognized as the foremost authority on American birds. His book “Birds of America” has been described as the “finest pictorial ornithological book ever produced.”
Group eyes area’s history
Commission tours significant sites
June 2, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Members of Federal Heritage Area Commission saw firsthand what might be in store for some of Lawrence and Douglas County’s historical sites.
Bedouin woman breaks free
Miral al-Tahawy presents Egyptian life beyond stereotypes
June 2, 2002
Fiction was the gateway to freedom for Miral al-Tahawy, whose novels describe the clash of her Bedouin traditions with modern life and with her own aspirations. “I wanted to be something other than this daughter or woman who is only allowed to do what others allow you to,” al-Tahawy says.
Perry fireworks planned
June 2, 2002
Plans are moving ahead for the annual Independence Day fireworks celebration at Perry Lake scheduled for July 6, lake officials said. The Lake Perry Yacht and Marina is planning and handling the display. A final approval, however, still must be given by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Kansas City, Mo.
Key House chairman decries new spying rules
June 2, 2002
The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Saturday that the Justice Department has gone too far in giving the FBI new authority to monitor Americans and risks a return to the “bad old days” of abuses in domestic surveillance.
Gould honors readers, grandfather in last essay collection
June 2, 2002
In his last essay for Natural History magazine, Stephen Jay Gould paid homage to his maternal grandfather, who emigrated from Hungary to New York. Upon arrival, 13-year-old Joseph Rosenberg bought an English grammar book and inscribed the words: “I have landed. Sept. 11, 1901.”
War on terror forces CIA, FBI into collaboration
June 2, 2002
The war on terror is pressing the FBI and CIA, once two solitudes, to mesh in ways their operatives could not have imagined in scrappier days.
A designer with a dream
Mossimo morphs surfer styles into year-round looks
June 2, 2002
Mossimo Giannulli hit the bull’s-eye, thanks to the fashion designer’s partnership with Target. On his own, Mossimo the single name the designer uses professionally was a success.
Civil War-era quilt comes out of storage for play
June 2, 2002
A quilt made in the mid-1800s and hidden from Confederate soldiers will be displayed at each performance of “Reunion” at the Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
Spiderman’ not just an innocent ‘hoot’
June 2, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group I spent two hours of Memorial Day weekend watching the destruction of Manhattan from the sky by a jet-equipped madman determined to wreak havoc on a society he thought had scorned him.
Arts and music festival draws thousands to central Kansas town
June 2, 2002
Blame it on the Smoky Hill River Festival. Hotels in Salina, Lindsborg and Abilene are already booked for next weekend. The festival, which starts Thursday and runs through Saturday at Oakdale Park, typically draws 85,000 visitors, according to festival coordinator Sharon Benson.
Bus audit
June 2, 2002
Looking inward
June 2, 2002
Petro-terrorist?
June 2, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
June 2, 2002
Harvard black studies chairman staying put, for now
June 2, 2002
The head of Harvard University’s black studies department said he would not join two colleagues leaving for Princeton in the coming academic year.
Report: Barge pilot had heart problem
June 2, 2002
The towboat pilot who said he blacked out before his barge struck an interstate highway bridge, killing 14 people, had a heart condition he didn’t know about, an official said. Joe Dedmon, 61, has heart blockage, said Ken Suydam, an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board.
McVeigh’s attorneys file his will
June 2, 2002
Nearly a year after Timothy McVeigh was executed, his attorneys have asked a court to return items from the Oklahoma City bomber’s trial, including family photographs and the Bronze Star McVeigh received in the Gulf War.
Storm kills one, hurts dozens at Pittsburgh amusement park
June 2, 2002
Thousands of children on end-of-school outings were ready for amusement park rides Friday when a killer storm barreled through this Pittsburgh suburb.
Church treasurer gets 7 years for theft
June 2, 2002
The damage caused by a church treasurer’s embezzlement goes beyond the stolen money, church members said at the man’s sentencing.
Suspect pleads guilty in shooting
June 2, 2002
A man accused of masterminding the shotgun slaying of a DeSoto woman pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in exchange for prosecutors promising not to seek the “Hard 50” sentence.
Britain celebrates queen’s 50th jubilee
June 2, 2002
With military pomp and a concert at Buckingham Palace, with a horse-drawn carriage of gold and a Concorde flyover, with flags and fireworks and a chain of beacon fires stretching across 68 countries, Britain and her former colonies this weekend launched a lavish celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Red Wings heavy favorites
June 2, 2002
Talk about pressure. … If Detroit fails to win the Stanley Cup over Carolina, its season will be regarded as a failure by the Red Wings and their fans.
Rams’ Warner wears thumb wrap
June 2, 2002
St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner was wearing a wrap on his thumb Saturday during the first day of the team’s three-day minicamp, but he said that he wasn’t having any discomfort throwing the football.
Green hasn’t decided whether to file appeal on Indy 500 ruling
June 2, 2002
Barry Green wants his trio of drivers to concentrate on winning today’s Miller Lite 250 while he remains focused on the disputed finish of the Indianapolis 500.
Biffle banks MBNA 200 in shootout
June 2, 2002
Greg Biffle gave car owner Jack Roush another reason to celebrate during his first weekend back at the track.
Bernstein leading in Joliet
June 2, 2002
Kenny Bernstein led Top Fuel qualifying Saturday for the National Hot Rod Association Nationals with a quarter-mile run Friday of 4.562 seconds at 325.06 mph. Bruce Sarver, Jim Yates and Angelle Savoie also topped their divisions in the $1.9 million competition at Route 66 Raceway.
Benson forced to watch again
June 2, 2002
Johnny Benson is trying not to be too impatient. Benson, who broke a rib in a crash May 3 in Richmond, plans to spend today, doing just what he did last weekend in Charlotte watching Jerry Nadeau drive his No. 10 Pontiac and doing whatever he can to help out crew chief James Ince during the MBNA Platinum 400 in Dover.
WNBA Roundup: Houston has to rally past Rockers in OT
June 2, 2002
Tina Thompson scored 26 points and sparked a Houston comeback as the Comets rallied to beat the Cleveland Rockers 69-65 in overtime Saturday. Thompson scored four points in overtime to help Houston improve to 6-0 at Gund Arena and ruin the revamped Rockers’ season opener.
Minnesota wins NCAA title
Gopher golfers fulfill ‘destiny’ in bagging first-ever crown
June 2, 2002
In a season of extraordinary lows and highs, the Minnesota golf program targeted for elimination just two months earlier won its first national championship.
AARP joins in lawsuit against pharmaceutical firms
June 2, 2002
A prominent group flexed its legal muscle last week against an alleged drug industry attempt to stall access to low-cost medicines.
Chubby dogs, cats need to chow less
June 2, 2002
Dogs who hound their owners at the dinner table have something worse than bad manners. Chances are excellent they’re pudgy around the middle, a hazard of freeloading. Cats are not exempt from this scenario, although they’re just as likely to make demands while their owners are snacking on the couch.
Easing into a routine
Spring planting is over; maintenance becomes important
June 2, 2002
By Carol Boncella Thank goodness for June. The hectic hustle and bustle of spring cleanup, weeding, planning, planting and fertilizing of May now give way to a more leisurely gardening pace.
Stray cats can damage garden
June 2, 2002
By Bruce Chladny It has long been said that a dog is man’s best friend. It’s a saying that has sparked disagreement between dog and cat owners since it was first uttered. Nevertheless, domesticated animals play an important role in our everyday lives. Their companionship and dependency provide hours of entertainment and a feeling of comfort.
Lawrence businessman uses recyclables to build home
June 2, 2002
This week, in a repeat broadcast of “Home and Away,” host Cathy Hamilton, right, meets a local business owner who built a country home out of tires and recycled architectural elements from his downtown properties.
Great outdoors is yurt cheap
From yurts o fire towers, inexpensive outdoor vacation options boom
June 2, 2002
There are stacks of firewood labeled itsy-bitsy, medium and big honking stuff. In the trim outhouse is a stack of feminine supplies. Folksy and convenient, the Dancing Moose yurt in the Colorado State Forest could be a harbinger of 21st century camping.
Elvin E. Roseberry
June 2, 2002
Leanna  Graveside services for Elvin E. Roseberry, 59, Humboldt, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Leanna Cemetery. Mr. Roseberry died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., after a long battle with cancer and heart disease.
People
June 2, 2002
Monument to stay, even though Elvis, famed building have left Actress pulls no punches in describing her boxing talents Seeking a new world order King of all boxing promoters next title for shock jock Stern
KU, Oklahoma long way from halcyon days
June 2, 2002
By Bill Mayer Veteran Oklahoma and Kansas university sports fans tend to be a little embarrassed upon noting that their athletic programs finished fifth and 10th in the 2001-02 Big 12 all-sports race.
Tony award nominations
June 2, 2002
Here are the 2002 Tony Award nominations.
Horoscopes
June 2, 2002
The Motley Fool
June 2, 2002
Name That Company Inherited stock Darn broker Fool Manifesto
Five running for governor gather for first time
June 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Education, social services and how the state should pay for them dominated a wide-ranging discussion among candidates for governor Saturday at the Journal-World. Republicans Dan Bloom, Dave Kerr, Bob Knight and Tim Shallenburger took questions from newspaper editors and reporters from across Kansas attending the Associated Press Managing Editors annual convention.
Candidates meet the press
Five running for governor gather for first time
June 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Education, social services and how the state should pay for them dominated a wide-ranging discussion among candidates for governor Saturday at the Journal-World. Republicans Dan Bloom, Dave Kerr, Bob Knight and Tim Shallenburger took questions from newspaper editors and reporters from across Kansas attending the Associated Press Managing Editors annual convention.
Today is free-fishing day throughout Kansas
June 2, 2002
Whether you’re a novice fisherman or a seasoned angler who just hasn’t had time to fish this year, today is a free-fishing day throughout Kansas.
Investors should still be skeptical of stock analysts’ advice
June 2, 2002
Now that Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay a $100 million fine and change the way it pays analysts, can investors safely follow the firm’s “buy” and “sell” recommendations? Surely, we’re safer than we were two years ago, when Henry Blodget and other Merrill analysts were urging us to pour money into Internet stocks that were all but certain to fail.
Novelist Greenberg arrives with ‘Leaving Kayta’
June 2, 2002
Many of his relatives back in America thought Daniel’s fascination with Russian culture was simply a fleeting interest. They called it “The Russia Phase” as he boarded planes and traveled throughout the Soviet Union.
School priorities
June 2, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Local residents say they place a high priority on education, but how much are they willing to sacrifice for it?
Boston exceeded all expectations
Pierce, Walker needed some help in New Jersey series
June 2, 2002
Antoine Walker covered his head with a green towel, the same color on the 16 championship banners that hung overhead.
Cast of ‘Morning’s at Seven’ finds intrigue at the Tonys
June 2, 2002
When this year’s Tony nominations were announced, there was the usual joy tempered with sorrow. Over at “Morning’s at Seven,” the feelings were even more intense. The good news was that the revival snagged nine nominations, including three in the featured actress category.
Seasonal decorating trends can add freshness to an old room
June 2, 2002
My partner Matt Fox and I always keep up with the trends in decorating, but I must admit that we don’t get many chances to use them. Very few of the homes we work in are complete redesigns, including furniture, walls and accessories.
Pedigreed pooches
Buyers should take care when picking breeders
June 2, 2002
By Jim Baker Some people have their hearts set on getting a purebred dog. That’s fine mixed-breed dogs, often called mutts, aren’t for everybody. But if you’re going to add a purebred canine to your family, it’s important to do some legwork first, so you can be sure you know just what you’re getting and that you’re getting what you’re paying for.
Political season shifts gears with first primaries
June 2, 2002
Open governor’s seats in New Mexico and South Dakota, and an Alabama governor dogged by an ethics investigation, are among the top targets as seven states hold primaries this week for the fall elections.
Avian visitors inspire flights of fancy
June 2, 2002
By George Gurley A framed cartoon on the wall of my mother’s powder room depicts a pair of randy-looking satyrs spying through binoculars at some Rubenesque bathing nymphs. “There’s a pink-breasted bird of paradise, a pearly bottomed chickadee, two round-bellied warblers and a great horny night owl,” one says to the other.
Business briefs
June 2, 2002
Bookstore
June 2, 2002
Arts notes
June 2, 2002
Averill to portray abolitionist, actress Topeka festival focuses on chamber music
Arts notes
June 2, 2002
KU band members spend summer on the march Deadline nears for listing in KU Edition arts calendar Billy Spears Band kicks off Brown Bag concert series
Briefly
June 2, 2002
Florida: NASA looks to Tuesday to finally launch shuttle Texas: Doolittle navigator, 83, dies Washington, D.C.: Charter flight passengers bypassing security checks Washington, D.C.: Camp X-Ray detainee lawyer: Clients wanted to help needy
On view
June 2, 2002
“FLASH! The Associated Press Covers the World” will be displayed June 9-July 28 at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library in Independence, Mo.
Survey analyzes plans of job-seekers
June 2, 2002
A recently released survey of jobless executives who earned at least $100,000 found they were more likely to relocate for a new position or start their own business than job seekers who earned less.
Revenues $194 million short
June 2, 2002
Another financial disaster has struck state government. Preliminary figures Friday from the Department of Revenue said the state collected about $119 million less in revenues than expected in May. The department also said the total shortfall for the current fiscal year, which began July 1, 2001, was about $194 million.
Times not so sweet for Hershey Foods
June 2, 2002
A chocolate workers’ strike at Hershey Foods has been a bitter reminder to many people here that despite the giant Hershey’s Kisses on the lampposts, the streets named Chocolate and Cocoa avenues, and the cries of delight from the amusement park, Hershey is not Candy Land, and business is business.
American League Roundup: Zito zings Devil Rays again, 8-3
Oakland southpaw has given Tampa Bay just three runs in 30 innings
June 2, 2002
Barry Zito dominated Tampa Bay again. Zito struck out 11 and won his fifth straight decision, leading the Oakland Athletics over the Devil Rays 8-3 Saturday night.
U.S. warns allies in Asia of coming terrorism
June 2, 2002
Islamic terrorists “have Asia in their sights,” the Pentagon’s No. 2 official told defense ministers from the region Saturday in an effort to rally support for the U.S.-led war on terrorism.
Della Hale-Shoemaker
June 2, 2002
Lawrence commuter report
June 2, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Democrat not showing hand on budget details
Sebelius declines to use question-and-answer opportunity to discuss her thoughts on taxing issue facing state
June 2, 2002
Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius is aggressively ducking questions about whether she would support tax increases to shore up the state budget and prevent cuts in education and social services.
LOYO seeking entries for next show, sale
June 2, 2002
Entries are being accepted in the Lawrence Own Your Own art exhibition and sale, a benefit for the visual artists of the Lawrence community and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.
Hotel shmotel: N.Y. hostelry spurs hostility
June 2, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald So we went to New York City for some urban excitement, which began when we saw our hotel. To avoid hurt feelings, I will call it by a made-up name, “The Hotel Shpennsylvania.” It’s in midtown Shmanhattan, across the street from Shmadison Square Garden.
Avian visitors inspire flights of fancy
June 2, 2002
By George Gurley A framed cartoon on the wall of my mother’s powder room depicts a pair of randy-looking satyrs spying through binoculars at some Rubenesque bathing nymphs. “There’s a pink-breasted bird of paradise, a pearly bottomed chickadee, two round-bellied warblers and a great horny night owl,” one says to the other.
Top Tony picks: ‘Millie,’ ‘Urinetown’
Competition could add some excitement to this year’s telecast
June 2, 2002
After last year’s slam-dunk by “The Producers,” there will be something different tonight at the 2002 Tony Awards: suspense good, old-fashioned nail-biting, white-knuckle time in several important categories including best play and best musical.
Judd can’t save husband a ticket
Race driver Franchitti cited for speeding despite plea from his actress wife
June 2, 2002
Actress Ashley Judd had a persuasive argument when Kentucky State Police stopped her husband for going 75 mph on the Bluegrass Parkway. Dario “Speedwagon” Franchitti, a professional race driver, could handle 75 mph because he’s used to driving three times faster, she pointed out.
Family fun can be found in large cities
June 2, 2002
Family vacations should be fun for everyone. And that’s the No. 1 selling point for a trip to the city, says William Travis, an editor at Fodors Travel Publications.
Pension worries drive Japanese abroad
June 2, 2002
When Noriko Komatsuzaki retired in 1992 from her teaching job, she realized she could do one of two things. The first was to stay where she was, live in a cramped old house and spend most of her time alone, with nothing to do. She chose option two leave the country.
Local briefs
June 2, 2002
Airport’s open house gets up and running The second flight actually got off the ground. After an April rainout, the Lawrence Municipal Airport’s second attempt to have an open house succeeded Saturday. Several hundred people took advantage of the opportunity to view the spruced-up facilities, as well as modern single-engine planes, helicopters and a few vintage airplanes. Visitors also took $20 helicopter rides. Companies and organizations that use the airport, including GUT Works LLC, Kansas Flight Test Center, Hetrick Aircraft, Cessna and Lifestar air ambulance, showcased their wares at the airport, located on U.S. Highway 24-40, a mile east of the junction of U.S. Highways 59 and 24-40. ____________________________________________ Dedication: Restored schoolhouses marked by historical society The Jefferson County Historical Society has breathed new life into some historical schoolhouses and will dedicate them in a ceremony Saturday. The dedication, set to take place at 1:30 p.m. at Old Jefferson Town village, Oskaloosa, is being held in conjunction with the society’s June event, Picture This!, an exhibit of photography by Vicki Schweda. Ron Ellis, master of ceremonies, will honor former students who attended Tibbott, Lone Tree, Kilgour and Plum Grove country schools at their original sites. Bill Rhodes, Oskaloosa, will give a history of the moving and renovation of the four school buildings, which now house a museum and library. The photography exhibit will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 9 and feature photographs of Jefferson County and northeast Kansas. Old Jefferson Town is a village of restored historical buildings from around the county that have been donated or acquired by the society and restored. ____________________________________________ Road closed: Turnpike accident injures 4 Two women were taken by helicopter early Saturday to a Kansas City area hospital after the semi tractor-trailer they were passengers in overturned on the Kansas Turnpike west of Lawrence. The male driver of the vehicle was transported by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. About 3 a.m. Saturday, James Heath, 58, Woodbine, was driving a 1996 Freightliner with an empty standard box trailer westbound on Interstate 70 when he blacked out as a result of an unknown medical condition, a turnpike dispatcher said. The truck crashed through a fence and overturned, the dispatcher said. Passengers Wanda Heath, 45, Woodbine, and Megan Deiser, 15, Salina, were listed in fair condition Saturday at KU Med. Both suffered broken bones, the dispatcher said. James Heath was listed in stable condition at LMH. Teresa Heath, 35, Manhattan, was treated at the scene. Emergency workers blocked both the east and westbound lanes of traffic about 12 miles west of the West Lawrence turnpike interchange for about 20 minutes so the helicopters could land, the dispatcher said. ____________________________________________ 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.
Service continues after sixth child graduates
June 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Volunteer Diane Karpowitz had a front-row seat in Lawrence public schools for an astonishing 28 years. In that span of time, starting with son Chris in 1974 and ending with daughter Beth this spring, she has been mother and benefactor for her six kids and their schools.
Film explores couple’s search for happiness
June 2, 2002
By Kristin Callaway After overcoming several obstacles, aspiring director Dave Gunn is shooting his first feature-length film. “Tonight We Murder” is being shot this month in Lawrence, using local talent and operating within a low budget.
KU bicyclists to pedal across U.S. to raise money for disabled
June 2, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Six members of the Kansas University Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will begin a 3,500-mile bicycle trek across the United States today to benefit people with disabilities. Pi Kappa Phi’s national philanthropy, Push America, sends about 70 college men each summer on the Journey of Hope, a two-month bicycle trip that raises money for the organization.
Hotel owner eyes downtown
June 2, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The Flint Hills isn’t the only area that has caught Steve Craig’s eye for a hotel. Craig said his company was still interested in building an upscale hotel in downtown Lawrence.
Briefcase
June 2, 2002
Employment: Friday best day for firing Salaries: Lifetime earnings focus of survey of MBA students Motley Fool: Name that company
Video games focus on familiar themes
Appeal of sequels, movies seen as a key to success for makers’ offerings
June 2, 2002
Call it “The Return of the Killer Game Part III.” With billions of dollars on the line, the video gaming industry is relying on brand-name recognition to weather the raging competition between personal computer systems, Microsoft’s Xbox, Nintendo’s GameCube and Sony’s PlayStation2.
Kerr to announce ticket on Monday
June 2, 2002
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Kerr plans to announce his running mate Monday, and speculation centers on the longtime leader of a Johnson County economic development organization.
New rule sends Kenseth to back row
June 2, 2002
Matt Kenseth became a victim of one of NASCAR’s newest rules when a blown engine sent him from the pole to the back of the field for today’s race at Dover International Speedway.
Hotel owner eyes downtown
June 2, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The Flint Hills isn’t the only area that has caught Steve Craig’s eye for a hotel. Craig said his company was still interested in building an upscale hotel in downtown Lawrence.
revives Civil War stories
June 2, 2002
By Jan Biles Lawrence Community Theatre is making history by presenting a new Civil War-inspired play. LCT is the first nonprofit theater to stage “Reunion: A Musical Epic in Miniature.” The new musical opened at the Goodspeed Opera House in New Haven, Conn., and then played Off-Broadway at the Amas Theatre in New York City and the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C.
KU, Oklahoma long way from halcyon days
June 2, 2002
By Bill Mayer Veteran Oklahoma and Kansas university sports fans tend to be a little embarrassed upon noting that their athletic programs finished fifth and 10th in the 2001-02 Big 12 all-sports race.
Lawrence businessman uses recyclables to build home
June 2, 2002
This week, in a repeat broadcast of “Home and Away,” host Cathy Hamilton, right, meets a local business owner who built a country home out of tires and recycled architectural elements from his downtown properties.
Associated Press photography exhibit documents 75 years of history
June 2, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Some of the most memorable photographs in American history will be showcased the next two months at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library in Independence, Mo. From June 9 to July 28, “FLASH! The Associated Press Covers the World” will be on exhibit at the library, U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware.
World Briefs
June 2, 2002
Saudi Arabia: Sentencing comes for bombing suspects London: Rail conductors stage 1-day strike Mexico City: Land dispute blamed in mass slaughter Cuba: Castro rejects Bush’s call for democracy
KU band members spend their summer on the march.
June 2, 2002
By Michael Newman Two months, 44 shows in 14 states, countless hours on busses and a different high school gymnasium to call home every night. That’s what four Kansas University band musicians have bargained for this summer as rookie members of the Lexington, Ky.-based Southwind Drum Corps.
Migraines aren’t just in sufferers’ heads
June 2, 2002
By Roger Martin It’s bad enough to suffer. To have your suffering doubted is worse. That’s how it’s been for those with migraine headaches. Three quarters of the 28 million Americans who get migraines are women. And yet until recently a great many doctors have not believed migraine was a real disease.
Natural gas production in state falls 8 percent
June 2, 2002
Kansas natural gas production dropped by 8 percent last year, reflecting declines from the aging Hugoton natural gas field in southwestern Kansas, the Kansas Geological Survey said.
Colored glass from 1800s is rare
June 2, 2002
Most 19th-century American cut glass was clear. Some rare and expensive pieces of colored glass were made. The first colored pieces were probably made in the early 1880s. Factories continued making cut pieces until the early 1900s.
India, Pakistan urgently need diplomacy
June 2, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group An Indian military strike into Pakistani-held Kashmir is being planned in New Delhi in the spirit of the new global ethos of “hot pre-emption.” It will target terrorists and the training camps that form and house them. But old grudges and ambitions in South Asia will shape and perhaps expand the impending conflict.
Heitzman teams happy to have heat instead of rain
June 2, 2002
By Levi Chronister With one swing of the bat, Whitney Juneau made her father, Ted, a proud papa and winning coach Saturday at the Patty Heitzman Memorial softball tournament. Juneau’s two-out, two-run two-bagger helped the U-16 Lawrence Phenix to a 3-0 victory over the Lawrence Hummers at Clinton Lake Softball Complex.
Frozen in time
Associated Press photography exhibit documents 75 years of history
June 2, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Some of the most memorable photographs in American history will be showcased the next two months at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library in Independence, Mo. From June 9 to July 28, “FLASH! The Associated Press Covers the World” will be on exhibit at the library, U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware.
Indie filmmakers set up cameras at I-70 rest stop
June 2, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Boston University graduate student Jeff Stern chose a rest area approximately 10 miles west of Topeka off Interstate 70 to shoot a film about chance meetings in public places.
James N. Ross
June 2, 2002
Israel continues sweep; Arafat mulls changes
June 2, 2002
Israeli troops searched house-to-house Saturday as tanks patrolled deserted streets in four Palestinian cities and towns in a sweep of the West Bank that has rounded up dozens of suspected militants over the past two days.
Robert L. Simpson
June 2, 2002
Estranged dad can’t be forced to pay for daughter’s wedding
June 2, 2002
Reunion’ revives Civil War stories
June 2, 2002
By Jan Biles Lawrence Community Theatre is making history by presenting a new Civil War-inspired play. LCT is the first nonprofit theater to stage “Reunion: A Musical Epic in Miniature.” The new musical opened at the Goodspeed Opera House in New Haven, Conn., and then played Off-Broadway at the Amas Theatre in New York City and the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Veteran Agassi ousts young Robredo
Match between oldest, youngest remaining competitors no contest
June 2, 2002
Legs churning, his white shirt flecked with clay, Andre Agassi grunted as he stretched to whip a forehand across his body on the 33rd stroke of a pivotal point that seemed destined to last until the sun set.
Wharton’s showplace home returns to elegance
June 2, 2002
A century after author and designer Edith Wharton built her showplace home in the Berkshires, the 35-room hillside mansion called The Mount offers an updated glimpse of the elegance of the Gilded Age.
World Cup Roundup: Germany cruises, 8-0; U.S. buoyed by Senegal win
June 2, 2002
Germany’s World Cup team played down its chances, warned against underestimating the opposition, and then trounced Saudi Arabia 8-0.
Travel agents changing to survive in new era
June 2, 2002
When Bobbi Hansen and her late husband, Ken, started their Wichita, Kan., travel agency in 1966, the business was relatively straightforward. A manufacturer in town would call to book a quick trip to Chicago, and the Hansens’ Sunflower Travel Corp. would make all the arrangements.
School priorities
June 2, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Local residents say they place a high priority on education, but how much are they willing to sacrifice for it?
s search for happiness
June 2, 2002
By Kristin Callaway After overcoming several obstacles, aspiring director Dave Gunn is shooting his first feature-length film. “Tonight We Murder” is being shot this month in Lawrence, using local talent and operating within a low budget.
Legislators seek to withhold funds from Mennonite college over flag issue
June 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Post 9-11, everything changed, except at a tiny Hesston College. After the terrorist attacks, many waved the American flag as a show of support for the country. But the Mennonite-based school of nearly 500 students about 35 miles north of Wichita held true to its tradition of down-playing symbols, including patriotic ones.
Indie filmmakers set up cameras at I-70 rest stop
June 2, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Boston University graduate student Jeff Stern chose a rest area approximately 10 miles west of Topeka off Interstate 70 to shoot a film about chance meetings in public places.
Arts notes
June 2, 2002
Reuter Organ to offer open house, concerts KU student wins classical piano award Archaeologist to talk about excavations Ottawa venue lists performance season Edgerton celebrates frontier heritage
Arts notes
June 2, 2002
Country singer makes stop in Missouri town Scholar to portray Amelia Earhart
Ruth E. Lawrence
June 2, 2002
On view
June 2, 2002
“FLASH! The Associated Press Covers the World” will be displayed June 9-July 28 at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library in Independence, Mo.
Ash avoids trouble, wins NWWS race
June 2, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Kansas may have a new resident today. At least Brandon Ash said he was stoked enough to stay in the Sunflower State after claiming his first NASCAR Winston West Series victory when he won the KansasSeedway.com 150 on Saturday at Kansas Speedway.
heads
June 2, 2002
By Roger Martin It’s bad enough to suffer. To have your suffering doubted is worse. That’s how it’s been for those with migraine headaches. Three quarters of the 28 million Americans who get migraines are women. And yet until recently a great many doctors have not believed migraine was a real disease.
KU bicyclists to pedal across U.S. to raise money for disabled
June 2, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Six members of the Kansas University Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will begin a 3,500-mile bicycle trek across the United States today to benefit people with disabilities. Pi Kappa Phi’s national philanthropy, Push America, sends about 70 college men each summer on the Journey of Hope, a two-month bicycle trip that raises money for the organization.
Commission tours significant sites
June 2, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Members of Federal Heritage Area Commission saw firsthand what might be in store for some of Lawrence and Douglas County’s historical sites.
County officials to tackle triathlon request
June 2, 2002
By Mark Fagan Law enforcement and legal issues await Douglas County commissioners Monday morning. During their regular meeting, which begins at 9 a.m., commissioners will consider allowing Lone Star Lake to be the site of the 2002 Lawrence Memorial Hospital Triathlon.
Annual McLouth event serves up some tasty competition
June 2, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn The secret to Mary Garcia’s success at the McLouth BBQ Blowout wasn’t in her special sauce. It was in her family. Garcia, whose team, Frank’s Place, has won eight ribbons for its barbecue, gave credit to the 11 relatives who helped her cook.
Raiders tumble to KC 83
June 2, 2002
Kansas City Post 83 upended Lawrence’s Raiders, 3-2, in an American Legion baseball game on Saturday night at Free State High’s Field. Kyle McManness, Troy Wingert and Tommy Mangino each had two hits for the Raiders, who led, 2-0, after one inning.
Gruber All-American
June 2, 2002
Kansas University senior Charlie Gruber placed seventh in a closely bunched 1,500 on Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor championships. Gruber was clocked in 3:43.86. Donald Sage of Stanford was the winner in 3:42.65. Freshman sensation Alan Webb of Michigan was fourth in 3:42.23.
Bush: Best defense may be a good offense
June 2, 2002
The United States will strike pre-emptively against suspected terrorists if necessary to deter attacks on Americans, President Bush told West Point graduates Saturday. “The war on terror will not be won on the defensive,” he said.
Civil War-era quilt comes out of storage for play
June 2, 2002
A quilt made in the mid-1800s and hidden from Confederate soldiers will be displayed at each performance of “Reunion” at the Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
Longtime school volunteer has empty nest, full agenda
Service continues after sixth child graduates
June 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Volunteer Diane Karpowitz had a front-row seat in Lawrence public schools for an astonishing 28 years. In that span of time, starting with son Chris in 1974 and ending with daughter Beth this spring, she has been mother and benefactor for her six kids and their schools.
Winning barbecue all in the family
Annual McLouth event serves up some tasty competition
June 2, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn The secret to Mary Garcia’s success at the McLouth BBQ Blowout wasn’t in her special sauce. It was in her family. Garcia, whose team, Frank’s Place, has won eight ribbons for its barbecue, gave credit to the 11 relatives who helped her cook.
Legislators seek to withhold funds from Mennonite college over flag issue
June 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Post 9-11, everything changed, except at a tiny Hesston College. After the terrorist attacks, many waved the American flag as a show of support for the country. But the Mennonite-based school of nearly 500 students about 35 miles north of Wichita held true to its tradition of down-playing symbols, including patriotic ones.