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Counterterrorism official points finger at Kuwaiti as operational mastermind of Sept. 11 attacks
June 4, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 5:43 p.m.) Investigators believe they have identified a Kuwaiti lieutenant of Osama bin Laden as the likely mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official said Tuesday.
Heavy rains, lightning in Lawrence forecast
June 4, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 5:41 p.m.) Lawrence residents can expect lightning and sudden heavy downpours Tuesday as thunderstorms move into the area during the afternoon.
State Department urges Americans in India and Pakistan to leave
June 4, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:04 a.m.) WASHINGTON The State Department is stepping up its advice to Americans in India and Pakistan to leave the two countries as tensions between the two nuclear-armed states remain high.
CIA says it told FBI of two hijackers’ meeting with al-Qaida
June 4, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 7:17 a.m.) WASHINGTON Both the CIA and FBI knew as early as January 2000 that one of the eventual Sept. 11 hijackers would be attending a meeting of suspected al-Qaida members, a CIA official said in the latest revelation amid growing evidence of intelligence failures.
Leaders of India, Pakistan blame each other for crisis
June 4, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 7:15 a.m.) ALMATY, Kazakhstan The leaders of India and Pakistan blamed each other in angry statements Tuesday for 55 years of conflict as they sat at the same table while their troops fired at each other in disputed Kashmir.
Father-son duo eager for Fourball
June 4, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Doug Wilson’s golfing livelihood won’t be on the line today at Alvamar, but his links partnership with his son, Spencer, just might when the week-long Kansas Golf Assn. Fourball Championship kicks off.
Girls’ Staters hit campaign trail
June 4, 2002
Girls’ Staters watch Leslie Prichard of Arkansas City High School make her way to the front to give her mock campaign speech for lieutenant governor. Girls’ State is an annual conference at Kansas University where incoming high school seniors explore politics and leadership. The conference runs through Thursday.
Condition of U.S. health care still critical
June 4, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday It’s difficult to imagine what it would take for either Congress or President Bush to confess that the U.S. health care system has become both unconscionably ineffective and damnably expensive.
An inspiration
June 4, 2002
Super senses hold little appeal
June 4, 2002
By Bill Ferguson Warner Robins (Ga.) Daily Sun. One of my favorite TV shows when I was growing up was “The Six Million Dollar Man.” For those of you who are either too young to remember the show or too old to remember much of anything that far back, it told the story of Col. Steve Austin, an astronaut who suffered a particularly bad crash landing which cost him both legs, one arm, and one eye.
Father-son duo eager for Fourball
June 4, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Doug Wilson’s golfing livelihood won’t be on the line today at Alvamar, but his links partnership with his son, Spencer, just might when the week-long Kansas Golf Assn. Fourball Championship kicks off.
Camp postponed
June 4, 2002
The senior high portion of Free State High’s girls basketball camp will not be held next week. The junior high and elementary school portions will be held as scheduled. The senior high portion of the camp will be rescheduled at a later date.
Royals to pick sixth
June 4, 2002
For the first time in six years, the Kansas City Royals may not draft a pitcher in the first round. But don’t bet the ranch on it. “I think there’s more left-handed pitchers, quality pitchers, than I can remember in a long time,” said Deric Ladnier, the Royals’ senior director of scouting.
World Cup Roundup: Italy wins early, Brazil wins late
June 4, 2002
The big boys are asserting themselves early in the World Cup. Three-time champion Italy needed only seven minutes to score its winning goal Monday. Brazil, trying for a fifth World Cup, didn’t get the winner until an 87th-minute penalty kick.
India, Pakistan leaders keep distance at summit
June 4, 2002
As their armed forces exchanged fire across the line dividing the disputed region of Kashmir, the leaders of Pakistan and India came face-to-face this morning for the first time in five months, but drew no closer to defusing the conflict that threatens to engulf the two nuclear-armed nations.
Skakel trial goes to jury
June 4, 2002
Prosecutors in closing arguments Monday used excerpts from a taped interview Michael Skakel gave to an author to try to paint a picture of him beating Martha Moxley to death in 1975.
People
June 4, 2002
Hearing begins late, ends early Putting her best foot down Grandpa David Perpetual refuge for the birds
Los Lobos’ latest release full of sorrow, affection
June 4, 2002
There’s a darkness around the edges of Los Lobos’ eighth major-label album “Good Morning Aztlan,” a sometimes elusive but always unmistakable presence, in an overtone of David Hidalgo’s soulful vocals, or in a discord among the guitars.
Is love a learned response?
June 4, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News There are too many lonely people in the world men and women who’d be much happier if only they could fall in love. But Cupid alone can make that happen, right?
In the halls
June 4, 2002
Toronto fires Martinez after poor start
Third base coach Tosca to manage Blue Jays for remainder of season
June 4, 2002
Buck Martinez, who was hired as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays without any coaching experience on the minor or major league level, was fired Monday in his second season. The Blue Jays, off to their worst start in two decades, made third base coach Carlos Tosca the manager for the rest of the season.
Millionaires dime a dozen, even in KC
June 4, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Say all you want about the Royals being a small-market baseball team. Kansas City still has 11 millionaires on its 25-man roster. Time was when a million-dollar salary meant something in pro baseball.
NFL Cuts: Productive players shown door
Kansas City receiver Alexander, Packers’ Freeman among those let go
June 4, 2002
The second phase of free agency began Monday as some of the most productive NFL players of the past decade were cut to create salary cap room.
City softball results: 6/3
June 4, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Monday, June 3.
Kerr introduces pick for lieutenant governor
June 4, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Kerr announced Monday that Mary Birch, longtime president of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, would run with him as lieutenant governor.
Speedway may shift shopping destinations
June 4, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Excitement buzzed through Lawrence like the roar of a NASCAR engine when the Kansas Speedway opened a year ago, drawing crowds and dollars to Lawrence hotels, restaurants and shops.
Search yields no green toads
Amphibian’s re-establishment can’t be confirmed
June 4, 2002
They found no green toads, but searchers found plenty of other wildlife here during a weekend outing. Blame it on the weather.
Briefcase
June 4, 2002
State wheat harvest begins Investigation: Tyco CEO latest to resign Agriculture: Farmland conducts business as normal after bankruptcy Telecommunications: Sprint names new CFO Wall Street: Cable company pulled from Nasdaq listings
Cops are robbers on ‘Shield’
June 4, 2002
The solid cable drama “The Shield,” (9 p.m., FX) ends its first season with the precinct house reeling from a race riot and Det. Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis) still straddling the thin line between corruption and outright evil.
Spy thriller rates with funny dialogue
June 4, 2002
Cate Archer is a female James Bond, sneaking around in a tight red outfit easily spotted from half a mile away as she goes about the business of saving the free world. Archer, “beautiful but deadly” as the manual tastefully puts it, is the star of “No One Lives Forever,” a tongue-in-cheek spy thriller from Monolith and Sierra for PlayStation 2.
Catharine L. DeVore
June 4, 2002
Daily ticker
June 4, 2002
Agassi pulls off another improbable comeback
Wild card Mathieu blows two-set lead in 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 loss; Ferrero, Safin, Grosjean advance
June 4, 2002
Andre Agassi was in a rut: His rhythm was off, his much younger opponent couldn’t miss, his deficit was growing. And this is what ran through his mind: “It can’t get any worse.”
Area briefs
June 4, 2002
Photo Alliance potluck scheduled today Sentence for home abuse suspect lessened Suspect threatens with knife at lake Lawrence SRS office to have budget review
Clarification
June 4, 2002
Lawrence Phenix U-12 Hamilton was the first of the city’s several Phenix teams to win an age-group title in the Patty Heitzman Memorial Softball Tournament. T
Weak draft class leaves teams scrambling
June 4, 2002
Major league scouting directors seem to agree on one thing about this year’s draft class: It’s not very deep and college talent is tough to come by. “I think everybody is still searching for who they want to take early,” Baltimore scouting director Tony DeMacio said of today’s draft.
Texas gets wake-up call in sleeping lawyer case
June 4, 2002
The Supreme Court delivered a victory Monday to a death row inmate who said his lawyer snoozed through much of his trial, a possible prelude to broader examination of the quality of legal help available to poor defendants facing the death penalty.
Nebraska nuclear-waste trial begins
June 4, 2002
Former Gov. Ben Nelson ordered underlings to “create noise and difficulties” to derail attempts to build a regional radioactive waste site in Nebraska, a lawyer charged.
Radio show finds new audience in the air
June 4, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A Kansas Public Radio comedy troupe is going from the airwaves to airplanes. “Right Between the Ears” will be one of eight in-flight radio choices for Delta Airlines passengers in July and August. And the show has been added to a station on Serius Satellite Radio, a digital service for vehicles.
Briefly
June 4, 2002
Boston: Judge eases restrictions on shoe bomb suspect Thailand: Gunmen fire on bus; two killed, 15 injured New York city: NYFD: New radio system better suited to emergencies Washington, D.C.: Remains of 2 Americans killed in Vietnam identified
pay raise
June 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board Monday unanimously approved a new contract for district teachers containing a 5 percent hike in salary and benefits. That doesn’t mean all seven board members were happy with the deal. Board member Jack Davidson called it a “miserly” raise for a group of 900 professional teachers who deserve better.
Register of deeds leaves legacy of growth, efficiency
June 4, 2002
By Mark Fagan Sue Neustifter is closing the book on a 43-year career at the hub of Douglas County’s development industry. Make that the disk drive. “We’ve gone from typewritten to photostat to microfilm to scanning now,” said Neustifter, who has overseen the recording of thousands of land transfers as the county’s register of deeds.
Staters hit campaign trail
June 4, 2002
Girls’ Staters watch Leslie Prichard of Arkansas City High School make her way to the front to give her mock campaign speech for lieutenant governor. Girls’ State is an annual conference at Kansas University where incoming high school seniors explore politics and leadership. The conference runs through Thursday.
Thrift stores resume accepting donations after student rush
June 4, 2002
By Joel Mathis If you were turned away when you tried to donate goods over the weekend to any of several Lawrence charities such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill, try again. Managers of the charity thrift stores said they had to turn away donors because of a seasonal glut caused by too many garage sale leftovers and too many students moving out of apartments.
s daughter knows the dangers he faces
June 4, 2002
By Jaymie Hardtarfer Special to the Journal-World Have you ever wanted to help someone? Do you want people to depend on you? Firefighting can do that for you, but it’s not nearly as easy as you think. Dangers and tasks always come along with the job.
6Sports video report: Son of Haskell coach takes four golds at state powerlifting championships
June 4, 2002
6Sports reports on the performance of Brady Tanner at the Special Olympics state powerlifting championships.
6Sports video report: Girls happy for sunny weekend
June 4, 2002
6Sports reports on the weekend’s Patty Heitzmen Memorial softball tournament.
Outlaws take 2nd
June 4, 2002
The Lawrence Outlaws rebounded from losses in their first two games to reach the championship game of the USSSA Pepsi Challenge 18-and-under baseball tournament over the weekend.
KU
June 4, 2002
By David Mitchell Turns out Andrew Davison is still a Jayhawk at heart. The former Kansas University cornerback lashed out at his alma mater during an April 23 interview with the Journal-World after he signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.
School board approves sixth pre-school classroom
June 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The pressing need for more quality preschool programs for at-risk children prompted the Lawrence school board Monday to approve establishment of a sixth such classroom.
Traffic commission says roundabouts here to stay
June 4, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Doug Bowen is tired of driving around in circles. Bowen asked the Traffic Safety Commission Monday to impose a moratorium on traffic circles and roundabouts and to remove the pedestrian islands along Louisiana Street between 19th and 31st streets.
Commission decides event planners must pay for for crowd, traffic control
June 4, 2002
By Mark Fagan A budget squeeze at the Douglas County Courthouse means no more free ride for organizers of this summer’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital Triathlon. And supporters of other events  such as the Vinland Fair, Douglas County 4-H Free Fair and football games at Kansas University and area high schools  could one day be asked to pay extra for traffic-control services provided by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, Douglas County commissioners decided Monday.
District shuffles class assignments
June 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Perry-Lecompton school district plans to reassign Grantville elementary school to use exclusively by preschoolers and shift sixth-graders to Perry Middle School. Concentration of the district’s residents to the south and east  closer to Lawrence and away from Grantville  also convinced the school board to place all fifth-graders at Williamstown School.
Homeless advocate jailed
June 4, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence woman who tried to ease the plight of the homeless by coordinating community holiday dinners for them now has troubles of her own to deal with. Katherine “Lani” Oglesby has been in the Douglas County Jail since she was arrested May 23 for allegedly causing a disturbance in a dental clinic and assaulting a police officer.
June 4, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Legislators need a better understanding of the test for strong funding of higher education. One need only review what Stanford University is doing in the way of fund-raising to recognize what a tremendous task state-supported schools such as Kansas University face.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
June 4, 2002
Queen’s jubilee rocks London
June 4, 2002
Buckingham Palace rocked Monday night with screaming guitars, cheering fans and pop stars led by Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton in a concert celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 50 years on the throne.
The Boss’ beams about new album with E Street Band
June 4, 2002
After releasing just three studio albums in the past decade, Bruce Springsteen finished his latest record in eight weeks. He was as surprised as anybody. “I woke up one morning, and I had a record,” Springsteen joked about his new album, “The Rising,” due in stores July 30.
Roseberry services
June 4, 2002
James N. ‘Red’ Ross
June 4, 2002
Virginia Lee Wilper
June 4, 2002
Inflation likely to follow Midwest economic rebound
June 4, 2002
While the economic rebound appears to be in place for the Midwest, inflation is close on its heels, according to a survey of company officials in a nine-state region released Monday.
Factory output continues to rise
Manufacturing growth picks up speed, ‘turns corner’ on recovery
June 4, 2002
Manufacturing activity grew for a fourth straight month in May, and at a faster pace than the previous month, signs that recovery in the battered sector is gaining strength, an industry group reported Monday.
Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
June 4, 2002
Napster Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, seeking court protection from creditors as music industry heavyweight Bertelsmann AG follows through on a plan to take over what’s left of the company.
Police-torture retrial begins
June 4, 2002
A former police officer went on trial Monday for the second time on conspiracy charges involving a brutal assault on a Haitian immigrant in a police station bathroom. Hundreds of potential jurors began answering written questions meant to evaluate whether they can fairly judge the facts involving the ex-officer, Charles Schwarz, despite what they may have heard about the Aug. 9, 1997 attack.
Nation Briefs
June 4, 2002
Missouri: Former nurse charged in VA hospital deaths Oklahoma: Workers prepare for bridge demolition New York City: Jupiter’s moon shows extensive volcanoes Houston: Energy executive commits suicide Maryland: Couple accused of killing tourists
District shuffles class assignments
June 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Perry-Lecompton school district plans to reassign Grantville elementary school to use exclusively by preschoolers and shift sixth-graders to Perry Middle School. Concentration of the district’s residents to the south and east closer to Lawrence and away from Grantville also convinced the school board to place all fifth-graders at Williamstown School.
County to charge for services
Commission decides event planners must pay for for crowd, traffic control
June 4, 2002
By Mark Fagan A budget squeeze at the Douglas County Courthouse means no more free ride for organizers of this summer’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital Triathlon. And supporters of other events such as the Vinland Fair, Douglas County 4-H Free Fair and football games at Kansas University and area high schools could one day be asked to pay extra for traffic-control services provided by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, Douglas County commissioners decided Monday.
Stanford’s ‘mountain’
June 4, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Legislators need a better understanding of the test for strong funding of higher education. One need only review what Stanford University is doing in the way of fund-raising to recognize what a tremendous task state-supported schools such as Kansas University face.
Planning game
June 4, 2002
Fellow vet
June 4, 2002
Kerr introduces pick for lieutenant governor
June 4, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Kerr announced Monday that Mary Birch, longtime president of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, would run with him as lieutenant governor.
Community ties
June 4, 2002
Time to heal
June 4, 2002
Former corner doesn’t really ‘hate’ KU
June 4, 2002
By David Mitchell Turns out Andrew Davison is still a Jayhawk at heart. The former Kansas University cornerback lashed out at his alma mater during an April 23 interview with the Journal-World after he signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.
Register of deeds leaves legacy of growth, efficiency
June 4, 2002
By Mark Fagan Sue Neustifter is closing the book on a 43-year career at the hub of Douglas County’s development industry. Make that the disk drive. “We’ve gone from typewritten to photostat to microfilm to scanning now,” said Neustifter, who has overseen the recording of thousands of land transfers as the county’s register of deeds.
Prisoner released two years after order
June 4, 2002
A prisoner’s respectful letter to a federal judge finally led to his release more than two years after the judge had ordered him set free because his conviction had been overturned.
Everyday heroes
Firefighter’s daughter knows the dangers he faces
June 4, 2002
By Jaymie Hardtarfer Special to the Journal-World Have you ever wanted to help someone? Do you want people to depend on you? Firefighting can do that for you, but it’s not nearly as easy as you think. Dangers and tasks always come along with the job.
VA hospital makes improvements
June 4, 2002
A Veterans Affairs hospital scrutinized after allegations that maggots infested the noses of two comatose patients appears to have made significant improvements, Sen. Kit Bond said Monday.
FBI keen to recruit Muslim agents
Desire to serve meets fear of snooping at law-enforcement job fair
June 4, 2002
For three hours, the country’s most powerful law enforcement agencies tried to get about 300 worshippers at an influential mosque interested in working for the government. It took a 10-year-old boy to voice the question on people’s minds.
Medical official who solves cases becomes part of crime puzzle
June 4, 2002
Medical examiner O.C. Smith, who has worked on some of the city’s most puzzling deaths, is at the center of another perplexing case: He was attacked over the weekend, bound with barbed wire and left with a bomb tied to his body.
Old-time movie mogul dies
June 4, 2002
Lew Wasserman, one of the last old-time movie moguls who helped build an entertainment empire while keeping company with presidents and the most glittering of Hollywood stars, died Monday. He was 89.
Ex-Jayhawk: KU can lure good coach
June 4, 2002
By Gary Bedore Yes, Kansas University can win in baseball. So says somebody in the know Atlanta Braves assistant director of player development Darryl Monroe, who played on the most successful team in KU history. The Lawrence High graduate, who hit .348 and stole 89 bases from 1991 to ‘94, patrolled center field for coach Dave Bingham’s 1993 Jayhawks, who went 45-18 and reached the College World Series.
Thrift stores resume accepting donations after student rush
June 4, 2002
By Joel Mathis If you were turned away when you tried to donate goods over the weekend to any of several Lawrence charities such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill, try again. Managers of the charity thrift stores said they had to turn away donors because of a seasonal glut caused by too many garage sale leftovers and too many students moving out of apartments.
On the record
June 4, 2002
White Sox blank Royals - Chicago 4, Kansas City 0
Garland helps Chisox snap 7-game skid
June 4, 2002
Jon Garland pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning as the Chicago White Sox snapped a seven-game losing streak Monday night with a 4-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Rookie tipping pitches
June 4, 2002
So far this year, Florida Marlins right-hander Josh Beckett has developed four blisters on one finger and an apparent tendency to tip off his pitches. Other than that, his rookie season is going great.
Nets better than people think
June 4, 2002
The New Jersey Lambs were due to arrive for the slaughter on Monday night. Under the cover of darkness, they slipped in with a secret plan. It’s simple, really. Before anyone realizes what’s up, they can do what Allen Iverson did a year ago and show everyone right away they’re for real.
Goalie Hasek seeks first championship
Red Wings heavily favored to beat Carolina, win one for veteran player
June 4, 2002
This Stanley Cup story line worked so well last year, it may be worth repeating. An aging Hall of Famer-to-be is traded after playing for years in a city where he is a civic icon, just for the chance to win the prize that he has unsuccessfully chased his entire career.
NBA Injuries: Jordan to skip surgery
June 4, 2002
Michael Jordan has decided not to have surgery on his left knee as he considers whether to play another season with the Washington Wizards, a source close to Jordan said Monday. Jordan had surgery on his right knee in February, causing him to cut short his comeback season. He played 60 games before going on the injured list in early April.
Teddleton attorney appointed
June 4, 2002
A Kansas University football player charged with misdemeanor battery asked a Douglas County judge Monday to appoint an attorney to represent him.
Boschee not invited to camp
June 4, 2002
Former Kansas University basketball guard Jeff Boschee was not invited to attend the NBA Draft camp for pro prospects slated for today through Friday at Chicago’s Moody Bible Institute.
WNBA Roundup: Charlotte off to 2-0 start after rocking Comets, 67-52
Stiles doesn’t play in Portland’s loss to Los Angeles because of heel injury
June 4, 2002
The Charlotte Sting are determined not to put themselves in the same big hole they started in last season. The Sting, who began last year 1-10 before rallying to win the Eastern Conference, moved to 2-0 by beating the Houston Comets 67-52 on Monday night.
U.S. bonuses tied to advancement
If Americans win tournament, each player would get close to $500,000
June 4, 2002
Each player on the U.S. soccer team would get a bonus of at least $118,478 if the Americans advance to the second round of the World Cup.
District approves teachers’ pay raise
June 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board Monday unanimously approved a new contract for district teachers containing a 5 percent hike in salary and benefits. That doesn’t mean all seven board members were happy with the deal. Board member Jack Davidson called it a “miserly” raise for a group of 900 professional teachers who deserve better.
United State ailing on eve of opener
Reyna battling strained quadriceps, attacker Mathis has inflamed knee
June 4, 2002
The United States has been aching for four years to show the world it’s no longer a last-place team. Now, on the eve of its World Cup opener, the United States is just plain aching.
Ticket flap heats up
June 4, 2002
With World Cup teams playing to many empty seats, the flap over unsold tickets escalated Monday as South Korea and Japan considered ways to recoup their losses. Shiro Asano, governor of Japan’s state of Miyagi, said the government might sue Byrom Inc., a Britain-based ticketing agency hired by FIFA, world soccer’s governing body.
Bush promotes welfare bill in Arkansas visit
June 4, 2002
President Bush said Monday that a failure by Congress to enact his welfare legislation would “lower the bar and lower the standards” on policies that have helped push millions of Americans from welfare rolls since 1996.
CIA: FBI knew of hijacker
June 4, 2002
President Bush said Monday that intelligence agencies must do a better job tracking and catching terrorists, as new information surfaced that the FBI learned about an eventual Sept. 11 hijacker from the CIA as early as January 2000.
Tracy protests Indy result
Team Green insists driver passed Castroneves
June 4, 2002
Team Green will challenge driver Paul Tracy’s runner-up finish in the Indianapolis 500. Owner Barry Green said Monday he had appealed the ruling by the Indy Racing League that Tracy had not passed Helio Castroneves before a yellow caution light was displayed on the next-to-last lap of the May 26 race.
American League Roundup: Tigers rally past Red Sox
Detroit pounds Pedro early, whips Wakefield late
June 4, 2002
Luis Pujols called it Detroit’s best win of the year. The Tigers tagged Boston ace Pedro Martinez for four runs in the first inning then had to rally to beat the Red Sox 7-6 on Shane Halter’s RBI double in the 10th Monday night.
National League Roundup: Braves’ pen stifles Mets
Castilla’s blast helps Atlanta pad NL East lead
June 4, 2002
Vinny Castilla hit a grand slam in the first inning, but it wasn’t enough for the Atlanta Braves. They had to rely on their bullpen to win. The relievers pitched 513 scoreless innings Monday after Kevin Millwood faltered, ensuring a 5-4 win over the New York Mets that lengthened Atlanta’s lead in the NL East.
Baseball Briefs
June 4, 2002
Picciolo has surgery to repair aneurysm Red Sox put Garces on 15-day disabled list Brewers activate Stairs
Significant’ changes in climate foreseen
June 4, 2002
The Bush administration warns in a report to the United Nations of significant effects on the environment from climate change but suggests nothing to deal with heat-trapping “greenhouse” pollution beyond voluntary action by industry.
KAN Film Festival draws record-breaking crowd
June 4, 2002
A record crowd of 550 movie-goers attended the KAN Film Festival Saturday at the Lied Center. Seventy-five student and professional films were judged during the competition.
Traffic commission says roundabouts here to stay
June 4, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Doug Bowen is tired of driving around in circles. Bowen asked the Traffic Safety Commission Monday to impose a moratorium on traffic circles and roundabouts and to remove the pedestrian islands along Louisiana Street between 19th and 31st streets.
School board approves sixth pre-school classroom
June 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The pressing need for more quality preschool programs for at-risk children prompted the Lawrence school board Monday to approve establishment of a sixth such classroom.
6News video report: KANU program producers make deal with airline
June 4, 2002
6News reports on the expansion of KANU, now Kansas Public Radio, to Manhattan and a deal made with Delta Airlines.
Lakeside: Double Features feature heated battles
June 4, 2002
Artic Cat night at Lakeside Speedway was anything but chilly as evening temperatures soared into the low 90s. Early season heat brought out early season tempers that would play out like beating drums.
O’Neal bags both twin-50s at I-70
June 4, 2002
Top qualifying with a 16.898, Jeff Klem once again had the opportunity to set his fate with a roll of the inversion die. Again he rolled a 3, thus inverting the top 3 rows. This put John O’Neal on the front row pacing the field for the start of the first of he twin 50’s.
Homeless advocate jailed; mental evaluation ordered
June 4, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence woman who tried to ease the plight of the homeless by coordinating community holiday dinners for them now has troubles of her own to deal with. Katherine “Lani” Oglesby has been in the Douglas County Jail since she was arrested May 23 for allegedly causing a disturbance in a dental clinic and assaulting a police officer.
Local briefs
June 4, 2002
Crime: Perkins Restaurant robbed A man who acted like he had a gun took money early Sunday from a Lawrence restaurant cashier. Shortly before 5:30 a.m. a man entered Perkins Restaurant, 1711 W. 23rd St., and asked the cashier for change, Lawrence Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The suspect demanded money from the 18-year-old man working as a cashier when the cash register drawer opened, Pattrick said. The suspect put his hand inside his shirt and acted like he had a gun, the cashier told police. After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left the restaurant. Police do not know whether he left the area in a vehicle or on foot. The suspect was described as a black man in his mid-20s, 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. ________________________________________ Forum: Kansas Board of Education to take public comments Folks planning to give the Kansas State Board of Education an earful this summer need to mark their calendars. The board’s next two citizens’ open forums are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. June 11 and 10:30 a.m. July 9. Normally, the board meets on successive Tuesdays and Wednesdays. That holds true in June, with meetings June 11 and June 12. In July, however, board members will gather on Monday, July 8, and Tuesday, July 9. Board meetings are open to the public and are conducted at the state education building, 120 Southeast 10th Ave., Topeka. ________________________________________ Festival: BBQ cook-off gets Tonganoxie Days started Tonganoxie Tonganoxie Days will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. The Leavenworth County State Championship Barbecue Cook-off will set up Friday and judging will begin at noon Saturday. Events on Saturday include a Friends of the Library 10K Run/5K Walk, 8 a.m., downtown; arts and crafts, food concessions, Sacred Heart Altar Society Quilt Show, charity motorcycle show, children’s games and more activities, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., fairgrounds. The Country Cruiser’s Car Show will be at Reusch V.F.W. Park. A country-western dance will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in the Administration Building at the fairgrounds. Billy Spears and his band will provide music. Cost is $2. ________________________________________ Politics: Secretary of State running again Topeka Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh kicked-off his campaign for a third term Monday. Thornburgh was first elected in 1994. A Republican, Thornburgh is the first candidate to file for the office. State Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City, is expected to announce his candidacy today. ________________________________________ 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.
Outlaws take 2nd
June 4, 2002
The Lawrence Outlaws rebounded from losses in their first two games to reach the championship game of the USSSA Pepsi Challenge 18-and-under baseball tournament over the weekend.
City softball standings: June 3
June 4, 2002
Here are the city softball standings as of Monday, June 3.
Speedway may shift shopping destinations
June 4, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Excitement buzzed through Lawrence like the roar of a NASCAR engine when the Kansas Speedway opened a year ago, drawing crowds and dollars to Lawrence hotels, restaurants and shops.
Radio show finds new audience in the air
June 4, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A Kansas Public Radio comedy troupe is going from the airwaves to airplanes. “Right Between the Ears” will be one of eight in-flight radio choices for Delta Airlines passengers in July and August. And the show has been added to a station on Serius Satellite Radio, a digital service for vehicles.
Horoscopes
June 4, 2002