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Bush calls for improving anti-terrorism intelligence
June 3, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 1:55 p.m.) President Bush said Monday the nation needs better intelligence to prevent terrorism, as fresh evidence emerges that more details were known about terrorist hijackers before Sept. 11.
Kerr picks Overland Park woman as running mate
June 3, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 11:51 a.m.) Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Kerr on Monday announced that longtime Overland Park Chamber of Commerce president, Mary Birch, would be his running mate as lieutenant governor.
Kerr names Overland Park’s Birch to be running mate
June 3, 2002
(Updated Monday at 10:40 a.m.) TOPEKA Senate President Dave Kerr named Johnson County business leader Mary Birch as his running mate for his Republican gubernatorial campaign.
Congress begins hearings on events leading to Sept. 11
June 3, 2002
(Updated Monday at 10:29 a.m.) WASHINGTON Congress sets out this week to learn why, despite disturbing reports at home and abroad, the FBI and CIA didn’t do more to anticipate and prevent the Sept. 11 attacks.
Open house gives civilians glimpse of Fort Riley life
June 3, 2002
The Army got to do a little showing off of its past, present and future at an open house designed to give civilians a look into military life. “My dad went to the Gulf War, so I will be able to find out what it was like for him,” said 20-year-old Shanna Worley of Salina, whose father is stationed at Fort Riley.
Phenix make history
Hamilton’s team first local club to take title
June 3, 2002
By Levi Chronister Lauren Kelly saved at least two runs with three important defensive plays for the 12-and-under Lawrence Phenix Hamilton during Sunday’s championship game of the Patty Heitzman Memorial Softball Tournament.
Lakers work overtime to reach finals - Los Angeles 112, Sacramento 106, OT
June 3, 2002
Never in the past three years had the Los Angeles Lakers been tested like this. Extended to overtime in a Game 7 on the road, the two-time champions did what they do best thrive when the pressure is at its highest.
Fun in the sun can cost dearly
Survey shows children not heeding warnings about skin cancer
June 3, 2002
Sun-worshiping children are still seeking tans and not using sunscreen despite warnings about the dangers of skin cancer, a survey of preteens and adolescents found. Only a third of the 10,079 youngsters surveyed said they routinely used sunscreen during the previous summer, and nearly 10 percent said they had used a tanning bed.
Etta James releases explosive recording
June 3, 2002
No doubt some law of physics about the nature of too-long-compressed energy can explain the nuclear power of Etta James’ “Burnin’ Down the House,” the explosive blues matriarch’s first live recording in more than 20 years.
National League Roundup: L.A.’s Ishii wins No. 10
Phils pitcher Person has 7 RBIs in rout of Expos
June 3, 2002
Kazuhisa Ishii has made winning in the major leagues look easy. Ishii shrugged off a home run by opposing pitcher Miguel Batista and became the first Dodgers pitcher in 17 years to win nine of his first 10 decisions as Los Angeles beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 Sunday.
Simpson services
June 3, 2002
Memorial services with military honors for Robert LeRoy Simpson, 71, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Inurnment will be private. Mr. Simpson died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He had lived in Lawrence since 1969.
Horoscopes
June 3, 2002
Biography’ profiles TV shows
June 3, 2002
It’s official. “Biography” (7 p.m., A&E) has finally run out of people to profile. So now they will dedicate Monday nights to “TVography” specials offering behind-the-scenes glances at favorites including “Home Improvement,” “Malcolm in the Middle” and “The Wonder Years.”
On the record
June 3, 2002
Curtains for Kuerten in Paris
Hewitt also ousted
June 3, 2002
It turns out Gustavo Kuerten can be outslugged in the French Open. And, just as surprisingly, Lleyton Hewitt can be outhustled. Three-time French Open champion Kuerten and top-ranked Hewitt bowed out in fourth-round matches that finished 30 minutes apart Sunday at opposite ends of Roland Garros.
City softball results: 6/2
June 3, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Sunday, June 2.
Auto Racing Roundup: Johnson wins first race on Monster Mile
June 3, 2002
Rookie Jimmie Johnson redeemed himself for errors that probably cost him a victory a week earlier, winning the MBNA Platinum 400 on Sunday at Dover International Speedway.
Goat,’ ‘Millie’ toast of Tonys
June 3, 2002
“Thoroughly Modern Millie,” the Jazz Age tale of an ambitious flapper, tapped its way to six Tony Awards including best musical Sunday, while “The Goat,” Edward Albee’s comic drama about the unpredictable nature of love, was named best play.
Arafat offers militants posts in new Cabinet
June 3, 2002
Yasser Arafat has offered Cabinet posts to Hamas and other militant groups involved in suicide attacks against Israelis as part of a government reshuffle he plans to announce in coming days, Palestinians said Sunday.
Roush returns to NASCAR scene
June 3, 2002
Jack Roush is back at the track, back in the pilot’s seat and feeling like “the luckiest person in the world.”
Musgrave wins Dover truck race
June 3, 2002
Ted Musgrave used lapped traffic to take the lead and hold off Robert Pressley in a battle of former Winston Cup drivers to win the NASCAR truck series race Friday at Dover International Speedway.
economic potential
June 3, 2002
By Joel Mathis Here’s a short list of items in Lawrence’s economic development toolbox: Industrial parks, tax abatements, street musicians. Think that last item sounds far-fetched? Maybe not. A new book by Carnegie Mellon University professor Richard Florida says a city’s “creative class” may be one of the most important factors in its economic vitality.
Shedding light on the SEC
June 3, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday It’s hard to imagine an agency that could benefit more from transparency, that ought to thrive on penetrating rays of sunshine, than the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Nation Briefs
June 3, 2002
Missouri: Highway shut down after barge hits bridge Tennessee: Medical examiner tied to bomb-like device New Jersey: Forest fire closes Garden State Parkway
Every year thousands lose or give up HealthWave, which SRS official admits is loaded with problems
June 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney HealthWave, the state’s health insurance program for children in working, low-income families, is supposed to be easy to get, easy to hold on to. But it’s not, say many parents, social workers, doctors and pharmacists. Their complaints may explain why each year thousands of struggling families give up or lose their HealthWave coverage, even though premiums are only $10-$15 a month.
Sayler services
June 3, 2002
Winchester  Services for F. Dale Sayler, 76, Winchester, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Winchester United Methodist Church. Cremation will follow with private family burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mr. Sayler died Friday, May 31, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
Renegades 1-2 in tourney
June 3, 2002
The Lawrence Renegades, an 18-and-under traveling team, went 1-2 in the Quinn Smith Memorial Tournament during the weekend. After falling, 11-9, to the Wichita Hitmen and beating the Garden City Blues, 11-2, on Saturday, the Renegades (4-3) fell to the Topeka Stars, 9-1, on Sunday.
American League Roundup: Short-handed Red Sox spank Yanks
No Martinez? No Ramirez? No problem for Boston as Castillo baffles New York
June 3, 2002
Minus Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez, the Boston Red Sox still looked like a first-place team. Frank Castillo shut down the majors’ most dangerous lineup and, backed by three home runs, Boston breezed past the New York Yankees 7-1 Sunday.
Shoemaker services
June 3, 2002
Too much to ask
June 3, 2002
Journal-World Editorial There is understandably a growing public animosity about providing millions of tax funds to build athletic facilities.
Wealthy have hold on leadership
June 3, 2002
By Marie Cocco Washington Post Writers Group The $10,000 grill is back in. Actually, it never went out.
Troops closer to finding U.S. hostages
June 3, 2002
The U.S. commitment to helping the Philippine military battle terrorists will not end once an American missionary couple kidnapped a year ago are rescued, the Pentagon’s second in command said today.
Lawrence city commission
June 3, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Sunflower Broadband Channel 25
Nation Briefs
June 3, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Air Force investigates equipment auction Florida: Space shuttle launch bumped to Wednesday Texas: Vatican frescoes viewed for first time Washington, D.C.: New RNA form may help fight HIV
s beauty all over city
June 3, 2002
By Mindie Paget All across Lawrence, everything’s coming up roses. And salvias and periwinkles and zinnias. But Mother Nature can’t take all the credit for the eruption of spring blooms in the city’s parks and green spaces. Keeping Lawrence beautiful is a full-time job for city parks crews, who spend their eight-hour work days tilling, digging, planting, fertilizing, pruning, mowing and weeding to cultivate the scenic landscapes.
Sayler services
June 3, 2002
Russell services
June 3, 2002
Services for Shirley J. Russell, 67, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Ives Chapel at Baldwin First United Methodist Church. Private family inurnment will be at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mrs. Russell died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
$1.65 million grant will assist agencies with purchasing equipment
June 3, 2002
By Mike Belt A $1.65 million federal grant is on its way to Kansas to bolster the state’s ability to respond to terrorist acts, but it could be months before the state sees any benefits from it.
Lawrence physician no fan of tanning
June 3, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Lee Bittenbender only recommends the kind of tan that comes out of a tube. “A tanned skin is a damaged skin,” said Bittenbender, dermatologist at Dermatology Center of Lawrence. “There’s just not a safe way to tan.” Bittenbender said he commonly sees patients concerned about aging or pre-cancerous changes in their skin  both of which are caused by overexposure to the sun.
World Online Exclusive: Spinning the Web - Online privacy serious business
June 3, 2002
By Michael Newman If you’re online, your privacy is under attack and your activities are under the microscope. It’s both worse than you know and every bit as bad as you fear. Yet, you’re not helpless, defenseless or without allies. In this column I’m going to outline a few basic threats to your online privacy and point you toward some strategies for defending yourself.
What’s new?
June 3, 2002
Golf comes to cell phones; carriers see games’ profits Interference more likely as wireless devices increase Biometrics puts better security at users’ fingertips New Netscape browser offers revised features
Splitting assets tricky when dealing with divorce
Experts talk about risks involved
June 3, 2002
She was hardly Jane Welch asking the divorce court for half of the $1 billion net worth of recently retired General Electric CEO Jack Welch; Karen Steel simply wanted a 50-50 split of what she and her soon-to-be ex-husband built up during a 25-year marriage.
Lucille K. Coffman
June 3, 2002
WNBA Roundup: Storm takes fire out of Stiles, 57-47
June 3, 2002
Two of the WNBA’s best young players met on court for the first time Sunday. One excelled and the other flamed out. Sue Bird, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, had 14 points, four rebounds, five assists and four steals as the Seattle Storm built an early lead and then held on for a 57-47 victory over the Portland Fire.
Renegades 1-2 in tourney
June 3, 2002
The Lawrence Renegades, an 18-and-under traveling team, went 1-2 in the Quinn Smith Memorial Tournament during the weekend. After falling, 11-9, to the Wichita Hitmen and beating the Garden City Blues, 11-2, on Saturday, the Renegades (4-3) fell to the Topeka Stars, 9-1, on Sunday.
FBI: 9-11 was fate
Officials say attacks were not preventable, despite missed clues
June 3, 2002
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.
Helen Stierlin
June 3, 2002
Organization seeks help
June 3, 2002
Lawrence physician no fan of tanning
June 3, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Lee Bittenbender only recommends the kind of tan that comes out of a tube. “A tanned skin is a damaged skin,” said Bittenbender, dermatologist at Dermatology Center of Lawrence. “There’s just not a safe way to tan.” Bittenbender said he commonly sees patients concerned about aging or pre-cancerous changes in their skin both of which are caused by overexposure to the sun.
Legal claims outstrip human judgment
June 3, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Americans are not losing their minds, but they are afraid of using their minds. They are afraid to exercise judgment afraid of being sued.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
June 3, 2002
Complaints mount over low-income insurance plan
Every year thousands lose or give up HealthWave, which SRS official admits is loaded with problems
June 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney HealthWave, the state’s health insurance program for children in working, low-income families, is supposed to be easy to get, easy to hold on to. But it’s not, say many parents, social workers, doctors and pharmacists. Their complaints may explain why each year thousands of struggling families give up or lose their HealthWave coverage, even though premiums are only $10-$15 a month.
Local briefs
June 3, 2002
Students get head start on leadership at Girls State About 450 girls from across Kansas checked into McCollum Hall at Kansas University Sunday before convening the 60th Sunflower Girls State. Sunflower Girls State, a program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, aims to give girls the opportunity to learn more about government and politics through “real-life” experience. The girls will have their own city, county and state governments and officials. They also will have a Senate, House of Representatives, county commissions and city councils where the girls will present and debate their own bills and ordinances. State officials will visit Sunflower Girls State throughout the week, and the girls will travel Friday to Topeka for an address by Kansas Gov. Bill Graves. ____________________________________________ Accident: Oklahoma resident killed in crash near Colby Colby An Oklahoma woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Thomas County, authorities said. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim of Friday night’s crash as Nancy D. Irion, 49, of Ponca City, Okla. The patrol said Irion was killed when the car she was driving north on U.S. Highway 83 went through a stop sign and was struck on the driver’s side door by a Jeep traveling east on U.S. Highway 24. ____________________________________________ Crime: Wichitan’s death being investigated as homicide Wichita Police are investigating a man’s death in his home as a homicide. Police this weekend went to the home of James Mayberry, 57, after finding his wallet and a bloody knife about six miles away. They found him dead on a bed, with a neck injury. No arrests have been made, police said. ____________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at several Lawrence 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.
More inmates rearrested after release from prison
June 3, 2002
More former state inmates are getting arrested again after being released from prison than a decade ago, the Justice Department reported Sunday.
Project relies on art to boost economy
Missouri’s creative corridor draws tourism to area
June 3, 2002
Never mind manufacturing plants, retailing megacenters, ag producers. Three northeast Missouri towns are taking an artistic approach to economic development. Literally. Through an effort known as the Provenance Project, a 50-mile corridor of arts has been created from Hannibal to Louisiana to Clarksville a corridor along a gorgeous stretch of Missouri Route 79 along the Mississippi River.
Landscaping crews foster nature’s beauty all over city
June 3, 2002
By Mindie Paget All across Lawrence, everything’s coming up roses. And salvias and periwinkles and zinnias. But Mother Nature can’t take all the credit for the eruption of spring blooms in the city’s parks and green spaces. Keeping Lawrence beautiful is a full-time job for city parks crews, who spend their eight-hour work days tilling, digging, planting, fertilizing, pruning, mowing and weeding to cultivate the scenic landscapes.
State awaits federal funds
$1.65 million grant will assist agencies with purchasing equipment
June 3, 2002
By Mike Belt A $1.65 million federal grant is on its way to Kansas to bolster the state’s ability to respond to terrorist acts, but it could be months before the state sees any benefits from it.
Airport officials seek screening extension
June 3, 2002
The Transportation Department is not backing off a Dec. 31 deadline for mandatory screening of all checked baggage despite new warnings from airport officials that it will disrupt operations and could delay travel.
Lawrence ponders artists’ economic potential
June 3, 2002
By Joel Mathis Here’s a short list of items in Lawrence’s economic development toolbox: Industrial parks, tax abatements, street musicians. Think that last item sounds far-fetched? Maybe not. A new book by Carnegie Mellon University professor Richard Florida says a city’s “creative class” may be one of the most important factors in its economic vitality.
Investors tend to be too optimistic
June 3, 2002
Perhaps the phrase “hope springs eternal” explains why so many investors have such high hopes for the stock market. Perhaps people are still dreaming of a time not so long ago when the market made millionaires out of regular folks who were fortunate or smart enough to pick the right stocks.
Bethany College to go dry
School bans alcohol
June 3, 2002
More than two years after Bethany College started allowing students to drink alcohol in some dorm rooms, the college will again go dry.
Repeal or vote sought on Salina’s smoking ban
June 3, 2002
A local group has started a petition to force city commissioners to either repeal an ordinance restricting smoking at Salina restaurants or call for a public vote on the issue.
World Cup Roundup: Spain snaps 52-year skid
June 3, 2002
Spain finally figured out how to start a World Cup with a victory. England still doesn’t know how to beat Sweden anywhere.
Sorenstam wins by 11 strokes
Swede sets record with 21-under to claim Kellogg-Keebler title
June 3, 2002
No record seems safe from Annika Sorenstam. A little more than a year after shooting the first 59 in LPGA history, Sorenstam matched the best 54-hole score ever on the tour in winning the inaugural Kellogg-Keebler Classic on Sunday.
Outdoor sculpture vandalized
June 3, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Just two days after the sculpture “Trefoils in Motion” first adorned the corner of 11th and Massachusetts streets, sculptor Stephen Janesko discovered Sunday that his piece had been vandalized.
Sum of all ticket sales puts Clancy thriller at No. 1
June 3, 2002
“Star Wars” gave way to a renewal of the Cold War as Ben Affleck’s nuclear showdown “The Sum of All Fears” debuted as the top weekend film with $31.2 million.
Texas tops KC
Rangers nip Royals, 8-6
June 3, 2002
Paul Byrd’s bid to become the AL’s first nine-game winner ended after just five Texas batters and 18 pitches. The first five Rangers reached base and scored, and Texas went on to beat the Kansas City Royals 8-6 Sunday.
Raiders take two from Indians
June 3, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Eudora’s Andrew Pyle is still getting to know his new summer teammates, but the one thing Pyle knows for sure is that they can really hit the baseball hard. It showed Sunday afternoon at Free State High School when Lawrence’s Raiders swept Shawnee Post 327, 7-5 and 12-8, in an American Legion doubleheader.
Pakistan looks to Russia to ease crisis
June 3, 2002
With India’s prime minister unwilling to meet with Pakistan’s president at a summit this week in Kazakhstan, the Pakistani leader held out the possibility Sunday that Russia could serve as a mediator in the crisis over disputed Kashmir.
Study: Early Head Start helps families, schools
June 3, 2002
Toddlers enrolled in a federal program that coaches their parents in learning techniques are less likely to need discipline and more likely to read than children not participating in Early Head Start, a government study says.
Briefly
June 3, 2002
Egypt: Al-Qaida official threatens attacks on Americans, Jews New York City: Families gather at WTC site Toronto: British team at North Pole Afghanistan: Karzai consolidates power
Site seeing
June 3, 2002
Here are some Web sites worth checking out.
Tracy wins at Milwaukee Mile
June 3, 2002
With the disputed finish of the Indianapolis 500 still very much on his mind, Paul Tracy left nothing to chance this time.
Gannon crashed on Saturday, died on Sunday
June 3, 2002
Drag racer Jerry Gannon died Sunday, a day after crashing at Atlanta Dragway. He was 50.
Helen Stierlin
June 3, 2002
McLouth  Memorial services for Helen Stierlin, 93, McLouth, will be at 3:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, McLouth. Interment will be in Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Cemetery, Los Angeles. Mrs. Stierlin died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was a resident of California for 64 years before moving to Kansas in May 1993. She was cared for by several members of her family in Topeka and had lived most recently with a granddaughter in McLouth.
Lucille K. Coffman
June 3, 2002
Ottawa  Services for Lucille K. Coffman, 88, Wellsville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Burial will be in Wellsville Cemetery. Mrs. Coffman died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Center.
Organization seeks help
June 3, 2002
Agency: Operation Wildlife Address: 23375 Guthrie Road, Linwood
People
June 3, 2002
Showcase of tempers A watershed event Fighting a scourge Stop and smell the lavender
Russell services
June 3, 2002
Shoemaker services
June 3, 2002
Worden  Services for Della Hale Shoemaker, 93, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Worden United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Worden Cemetery. Mrs. Shoemaker died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center.
Too much to ask
June 3, 2002
Journal-World Editorial There is understandably a growing public animosity about providing millions of tax funds to build athletic facilities.
Simpson services
June 3, 2002
World Briefs
June 3, 2002
London: Fire forces evacuation of Buckingham Palace Geneva: Swiss voters support easing abortion laws Venezuela: President plans to file for divorce Mexico: Army, police arrest 16 in sawmill massacre Afghanistan: Former king postpones trip through country Thailand: Hundreds of refugees flee Myanmar troops Zimbabwe: White farmer killed on appropriated land
Open space has special value
June 3, 2002
By John Balzar Los Angeles Times “Open space is freedom.” Who said this? Sierra Club founder John Muir? Or billionaire California land developer Donald Bren?
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
June 3, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at several Lawrence stations.