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FBI chief tells Congress his agency needs more agents, money and time
June 6, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 2:00 p.m.) FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told Congress on Thursday his agency needs to devote more agents, money and time to meeting its “paramount mission of prevention” in an age of terrorism.
Bush proposes domestic security Cabinet post
June 6, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 8:23 p.m.) WASHINGTON Stung by intelligence failures, President Bush called on Congress Thursday night to remake the government with a terrorist-fighting Department of Homeland Security, warning that “thousands of trained killers are plotting to attack us.”
House Democratic leader launches campaign for insurance commissioner
Garner pledges not to take contributions from insurance industry
June 6, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 1:46 p.m.) House Minority Leader Jim Garner launched his campaign for insurance commissioner Thursday by promising not to take contributions from the industry he would regulate if elected.
Rumsfeld says West must act against terrorist threat without ‘absolute proof’
June 6, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 9:26 a.m.) BRUSSELS, Belgium The United States and allied nations must not wait for “absolute proof” of an impending terrorist attack before acting to stop it, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday.
Israel blows up buildings in Arafat’s headquarters
June 6, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 7:30 a.m.) RAMALLAH, West Bank Israeli troops stormed Yasser Arafat’s headquarters early Thursday, blew up three buildings in the sprawling compound and shelled the Palestinian leader’s living area in response to a Palestinian suicide attack on an Israeli bus that killed 17 passengers.
People
June 6, 2002
He blew out his flip flop Lifetime award at 45 New chapter of history Warwick agrees to plea bargain
On the record
June 6, 2002
On the record
June 6, 2002
Law enforcement report Condition reports
Mideast oil
June 6, 2002
Media bias
June 6, 2002
To the editor: Is no one willing to look at both sides of an issue? If anyone remembers, prior to 9-11, the FBI was being criticized as a racial-profiling and bigoted agency run by a religious fanatic. What would the public have thought if suddenly 20 young Arab males were arrested under a vague charge of conspiracy?
Fees outrageous
June 6, 2002
CIA tactics
June 6, 2002
To the editor: Andrew Sneegas (May 29) says my “ridiculous” proposal to abolish the CIA is “propaganda” and “only a retired CIA agent … is in a position to judge the CIA’s successes.” Assuming he’s a retired agent, his letter shows the CIA in action:
6News video report: City leaders emphasize fireworks safety
June 6, 2002
Last year saw several fires due to improper use of fireworks.
Comets’ defense shrinks Fever
Swoopes propels Houston to 56-45 victory
June 6, 2002
With her team struggling on offense, Sheryl Swoopes relied on defense to lead the Houston Comets to a 56-45 victory over the Indiana Fever on Wednesday night.
Yankees call up outfielder
Prospect will start in right field
June 6, 2002
The New York Yankees decided to address their production problem in right field from within the organization.
War Emblem installed as even-money favorite
June 6, 2002
War Emblem, installed as the even-money favorite for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, will break from the No. 10 post in his bid to win the Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner arrived from Kentucky on Wednesday and went immediately to Barn 7, where he walked the shed row before retiring to his stall.
Perfect Drift owner works at KU Med
June 6, 2002
Perfect Drift, third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby and listed as an 8-1 shot in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, is owned by one of Kansas University Medical Center’s most respected doctors. Dr. William Reed is a cardiothorasic surgeon at KU Med whose background suggests little of the perception of thoroughbreds owned by old money and generations of prosperity.
Sox thump Royals - Chicago 6, Kansas City 1
June 6, 2002
Gary Glover gave Chicago White Sox manager Jerry Manuel something he didn’t expect innings. Glover pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, and Kenny Lofton hit a bases-loaded triple to lead Chicago over Kansas City, 6-1, Wednesday night.
Teens lead tourney
Woodland, Newcomer first in qualifying
June 6, 2002
By Andy Samuelson John Newcomer sure was glad Gary Woodland was on his side Wednesday during the second day of the Kansas Golf Assn. Fourball Championship. Woodland was about the hottest golfer at Alvamar as the two combined to lead following two qualifying rounds of the five-day tournament by shooting a 130.
Rain delays harvest of Kansas wheat crop
June 6, 2002
Mark Nunley usually doesn’t like to see rain at wheat harvest time.
Estimate still sees red ink for state
Latest figures put Kansas’ revenues at $181 million less than expected
June 6, 2002
The latest budget numbers are a little better for state government but still plenty bad enough. Through May 31 for the fiscal year that began July 1, 2001, the state took in almost $181 million less than expected.
Girls State participants elect officers
June 6, 2002
A Lawrence girl was one of six Girls State participants elected to statewide office Wednesday.
Utah girl reportedly kidnapped from bedroom
June 6, 2002
A gunman broke into a home and took a 14-year-old girl from her bedroom Wednesday, warning the girl’s younger sister he would hurt her if she told anyone what she saw, police said.
Truck-only freeways advocated
June 6, 2002
The mismatch between big rigs and family vehicles is a source of constant tension and random danger on the nation’s freeways as trucks bear down on minivans and cars cut in front of fully loaded semis.
Bush makes personal plea to India, Pakistan
June 6, 2002
President Bush called the leaders of India and Pakistan on Wednesday as the United States geared up its diplomatic drive to prevent a war in one of the world’s most dangerous flashpoints.
Dome’s statue won’t be cut; schools may
Graves tells reporters social services, education funding may be pared
June 6, 2002
Even as Kansas government prepared for the possibility of new cuts in education and social services, Gov. Bill Graves promised Thursday that the Statehouse dome would get a statue. With revenue collections continuing to fall short of expectations, Graves said it was possible that the state would have to juggle bills or take other steps to avoid a deficit before the current fiscal year ends June 30. Also, he said, the state may have to cut spending to prevent a budget deficit at the end of the next fiscal year.
More missed opportunities come to light as intelligence hearings on 9-11 continue
June 6, 2002
Congress’ Joint Intelligence Committee has received new clues from a “variety of sources” that, along with other intelligence already available, might have helped the U.S. prevent the Sept. 11 attacks, Sen. Bob Graham said Wednesday. Graham, D-Fla., chairman of the Senate Intelligence panel, declined to provide details or the origin of the new information, but he noted that the committee has been receiving e-mails and other communications from sources that would have helped the FBI and intelligence agencies “connect the dots” in analyzing whether an attack was coming.
U.S. pledges to end human trafficking
June 6, 2002
The government is committed to ending worldwide trafficking in humans, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday, calling the practice “an appalling assault on the dignity of men, women and children.”
New immigration rules will register more visitors
June 6, 2002
The Justice Department announced anti-terrorism changes Wednesday to require roughly 100,000 new visitors each year to provide fingerprints, photographs and details about their plans in the United States.
Latest attack turns U.S. sour on Arafat
13 Israeli soldiers, several civilians among dead in Wednesday suicide bombing
June 6, 2002
After another bombing in Israel, the White House questioned Yasser Arafat’s trustworthiness Wednesday and pledged to increase contacts with a new generation of Palestinian leaders who may be more willing to curb terrorism. Israel’s response to the suicide bombing sending armored vehicles into Ramallah to surround Arafat’s office compound raised concerns at the White House that the violence could spiral.
Memories of D-Day still vivid
Veteran, sculptor, historian talk of continued importance of famed invasion
June 6, 2002
By Mindie Paget and Dave Ranney Lee Scott doesn’t have big plans for today, but that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten D-Day and all that happened 58 years ago. “Oh, no, that’s not going to happen,” the veteran of the Normandy invasion said.
AG asks court to draw districts
New congressional map unconstitutional, Stovall says in lawsuit
June 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A legal challenge by the Attorney General’s Office to the new congressional redistricting plan may clear the way for a court fight over the proposed split of Lawrence. On Wednesday, Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging the new congressional plan approved by lawmakers is unconstitutional because it places Junction City in a different district than neighboring Army installation Fort Riley.
KU begins making cuts
Chancellor announces there’ll be no salary increases this year
June 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University officials Wednesday announced a round of cuts including a salary freeze, elimination of positions and possible layoffs as the state’s budget crisis worsened. “At KU, the state’s failure to fund real, ongoing costs will result in real, ongoing cuts,” KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway said in a memo to university staff.
Weakest Link’ missing some marbles of its own
June 6, 2002
Too much in life falls under the category of “it was a great idea at the time.”
Wings attempt comeback
Game Two tonight with Detroit down 1-0
June 6, 2002
The Detroit Red Wings’ biggest worry going into these supposedly one-sided Stanley Cup finals seemed to be when to schedule their victory parade.
Well being
June 6, 2002
Study finds low doses of hormones halt bone loss Incidence of sepsis rises
Storing umbilical cord blood could help child later
June 6, 2002
By Marta Costello If there was something you could do now that potentially could save your child’s life later, would you? It seems like an easy question, but some experts have mixed feelings about umbilical cord blood preservation.
State briefs
June 6, 2002
Trooper shoots, kills pedestrian on I-635 Suspect accused of punching judge Kline makes it official, files for A.G.’s race
Joke results in deputy’s resignation
June 6, 2002
A practical joke that backfired a faked arrest by a Harvey County Sheriff’s deputy led to the deputy’s resignation.
Insurer loses $6 million judgment
Blue Cross of Kansas City underpaid doctors, jury finds
June 6, 2002
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City has been ordered to pay six doctors $6 million, after a jury found that the insurer had systematically underpaid them for treating Medicaid patients. The physicians treated poor families and participated in a Medicaid pilot program called PreventionPlus, under which state Medicaid funds were to be used to compensate the physicians through set dollar amounts per patient, called capitation rates.
Car dealer to face kidnapping charges
June 6, 2002
The owner of an Olathe auto dealership has been charged with kidnapping and robbing a Lenexa man who owed him $25,000. Stephen A. Tolbert, owner of the McCarthy Auto Group, is accused of conspiring with two other men to beat and threaten the man earlier this year.
Media bias
June 6, 2002
Pilots deserve a choice on cockpit guns
June 6, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group The next perpetrators of terrorism in America probably are already here, perhaps planning more hijackings. Post-Sept. 11 airport security measures may have made hijackings slightly more difficult, but the fact that these are America’s most visible anti-terrorist measures vastly increases the terrorists’ payoff in proving the measures incapable of keeping terrorists off airplanes.
Anthem: Politics fueled decision
June 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Attorneys for Anthem Insurance Cos. are saying politics played a part in State Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius’ rejection of the company’s acquisition of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. Sebelius, a Democratic candidate for governor, denied the allegation.
Chamber to name development leader
June 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will announce its new vice president of economic development at a press conference Friday, chamber officials said Wednesday. Chamber President Bill Sepic and several other people involved in the search process declined to release the name of the new economic development leader, who will be replacing Debi Moore, who resigned in February.
Jewelry store closure sparks customer worry
Longtime Lawrence store locks its doors
June 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A longtime Lawrence jewelry store has locked its doors without explanation and left several people who have dropped off items at the store wondering when or if they’ll get their property back. McQueen Jewelers, 809 Mass., closed sometime this week, but gave no explanation or warning to customers who had left wedding rings and other items to be resized or serviced.
Prosecutor: Andersen prepared for SEC
Closing arguments given in firm’s trial
June 6, 2002
Arthur Andersen LLP’s scramble to shred Enron Corp.-related documents was a calculated effort to prepare for lawsuits and criminal investigations resulting from the energy company’s collapse, a prosecutor said Wednesday. “They were getting ready to deal with the (Securities and Exchange Commission) and the investors who would sue them,” Assistant U.S. Atty. Sam Buell told jurors in closing arguments during the auditing firm’s obstruction of justice trial.
Officials gather to consider ways to improve schools
June 6, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Supt. Randy Weseman promised Wednesday that the Lawrence public school district would improve next year. “We can do better,” he told dozens of teachers and patrons meeting to discuss strategic planning in the district. “Public education for me is a mission. I know what it does for kids.”
Chamber to name development leader
June 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will announce its new vice president of economic development at a press conference Friday, chamber officials said Wednesday. Chamber President Bill Sepic and several other people involved in the search process declined to release the name of the new economic development leader, who will be replacing Debi Moore, who resigned in February.
Mideast oil
June 6, 2002
To the editor: I was alarmed by Donald Phipps’ letter to the editor in the June 2 Journal-World. Phipps argued that money spent on illegal drugs is not funneled to terrorists. Instead, money used by Middle Eastern terrorists comes from oil.
Train draws crowds in Baldwin
June 6, 2002
By Mike Belt When he was 3 years old and living in England, Nick Bovee was a big fan of the cartoon character Thomas the Tank Engine. He had no idea that seven years later he’d be living in Baldwin and riding in a passenger car behind a full-sized replica of the talking train engine.
Fees outrageous
June 6, 2002
To the editor: I am voicing my opinion on the letter I received from the school district regarding bus school fees.
6Sports video reports: KGA Four Ball tried to play two rounds Wednesday
June 6, 2002
After Tuesday’s rain out, the players managed to complete the first round and most of the second on Wednesday.
6Sports video reports: LHS boys’ basketball camp builds for next season
June 6, 2002
Next year’s seniors are focusing on improving their game while at the camp.
Briefly
June 6, 2002
Anti-abortion militant pleads innocent in doctor’s slaying Al-Qaida recruits in Pakistan Ocean atlas published online ‘Brockovich’ boss wins case
Briefly
June 6, 2002
Pilot’s second crash in two day proves fatal Cardinal may seek ouster of priest Skakel jury rehears witness testimony Defendant’s request to be castrated denied
Briefly
June 6, 2002
Indictment issued in mailbox bombings Weather holds out for shuttle launch Parole hearing ordered for Manson follower Pool death ruled accidental drowning
Arts notes
June 6, 2002
Women to combine voices for concert Arts and Crafts show returns to Topeka mall Exhibit explores how the Hubble works
Participants campaign, elect officers
June 6, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Caroline Nobo said it had been difficult to balance the duties of running for governor with the social calendar at Sunflower Girls State this week.
s Davis, Olson taken in baseball draft
June 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University pitchers and roommates Jeff Davis and Dan Olson will be playing professional baseball for a living. Davis, a 6-foot-3 senior from Lawrence High and Olson, 6-3 from Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday were selected in the 31st and 32nd rounds of the big league draft respectively. They soon will report to minor league affiliates of the Cleveland Indians and Florida Marlins respectively.
ll be no salary increases this year
June 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University officials Wednesday announced a round of cuts including a salary freeze, elimination of positions and possible layoffs as the state’s budget crisis worsened. “At KU, the state’s failure to fund real, ongoing costs will result in real, ongoing cuts,” KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway said in a memo to university staff.
Red Dog Days add morning session
June 6, 2002
By Ryan Ritter Looking for a way to stay in shape over the summer? How would you like to have your own free personal trainer and motivator - someone whose resume includes Marine, police officer and football coach?
All in the family
Pocono Raceway an extension of the Mattioli clan
June 6, 2002
Other than his wedding day and the births of his children, the decisive moment in Joseph Mattioli’s life happened in October 1960.
KU’s Davis, Olson taken in baseball draft
June 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University pitchers and roommates Jeff Davis and Dan Olson will be playing professional baseball for a living. Davis, a 6-foot-3 senior from Lawrence High and Olson, 6-3 from Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday were selected in the 31st and 32nd rounds of the big league draft respectively. They soon will report to minor league affiliates of the Cleveland Indians and Florida Marlins respectively.
Ostertag deserves cheers, not boos
Big O’s gift of kidney to sister shows character, unselfishness, courage
June 6, 2002
He probably makes you crazy. He tantalizes you. He plays defense. He rebounds. He blocks shots. Then, he catches passes with his elbows. He dents the rim with his free throws. He bricks dunks. He makes lacing up his Nikes look complicated.
Williams sisters in semis today
Agassi trails in rain-delayed French Open quarterfinal
June 6, 2002
Venus and Serena Williams will be playing in their first French Open semifinals today.
Instrument failure blamed in crash of Carnahan’s plane
June 6, 2002
A federal probe of the plane crash that killed Gov. Mel Carnahan found that his pilot son, Randy, became disoriented and lost control of his Cessna 335, in part because the key instrument guiding him through darkness, rain and fog malfunctioned.
Senators see slim chance to defeat nuclear dump
June 6, 2002
After a defeat on a key committee vote, Nevada’s two senators acknowledged Wednesday there’s little chance of stopping the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project if it comes up for a direct vote in the Senate.
VA hospitals could close under restructuring plan
June 6, 2002
Veterans hospitals in cities across the country could be closed as the Department of Veterans Affairs shifts its focus to outpatient care and works to bring services closer to people who need them.
Military concern about Iraq growing
June 6, 2002
Iraq poses an increasing threat that must be met, the defense chiefs of the United States and Britain said Wednesday, showing growing impatience with Saddam Hussein. “We know that Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq has had a sizable appetite for weapons of mass destruction” and is finding ways to acquire the ingredients, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said.
MTV rolls out parody of parodies
June 6, 2002
Jack Black and Sarah Michelle Gellar host the “2002 MTV Movie Awards” (8 p.m.). Now in its 11th year, this show is closer to a parody than a real awards show. For starters, it isn’t even broadcast live. The ceremonies were taped Saturday, and many of the awards were mentioned in Sunday’s paper.
Master of the pasture
Competitive canines to show off herd mentality
June 6, 2002
By Jim Baker What looks like a duck (or sheep or cow) to you and me looks like work to Rory. And Rory loves to work which in her case means herding just about anything that moves.
CIA tactics
June 6, 2002
Garner to enter insurance race
House minority leader is lone Democrat to file for commissioner post
June 6, 2002
House Minority Leader Jim Garner plans to run for insurance commissioner. Garner, Coffeyville, scheduled a news conference for 12:30 p.m. today at the Statehouse to announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination. The House’s top Democrat, Garner told The Coffeyville Journal that he is ready to make a change in his career.
Briefcase
June 6, 2002
Federal grand jury indicts Allfirst trader in scandal Series of orders approved in Farmland Chapter 11 case Boeing bullish about Japan under business strategy WorldCom may layoff more
Appeals court reinstates Philip Morris verdict
June 6, 2002
An Oregon appeals court Wednesday reinstated a $79.5 million punitive-damages verdict against Philip Morris over the death of a school janitor who smoked Marlboros for four decades.
Americans stun Portuguese, 3-2
June 6, 2002
The U.S. team wasted no time rebounding from the bottom of the soccer world. The Americans scored in the fourth minute, led 3-0 by the 36th and held on for a stunning 3-2 victory over fifth-ranked Portugal in the World Cup opener for both teams Wednesday.
Storing umbilical cord blood could help child later
June 6, 2002
By Marta Costello If there was something you could do now that potentially could save your child’s life later, would you? It seems like an easy question, but some experts have mixed feelings about umbilical cord blood preservation.
On the street
June 6, 2002
Asked on Massachusetts Street Have you been more or less afraid to travel by plane since Sept. 11?
Anthem: Politics fueled decision
June 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Attorneys for Anthem Insurance Cos. are saying politics played a part in State Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius’ rejection of the company’s acquisition of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. Sebelius, a Democratic candidate for governor, denied the allegation.
City promoting fireworks safety
June 6, 2002
By Joel Mathis If Lawrence residents can’t use fireworks responsibly this year, the privilege might be taken away. Before that happens, though, the city is planning a barrage of fliers, newspaper advertisements and radio spots promoting fireworks safety in the weeks leading to the July 4 holiday.
Girls State participants elect officers
June 6, 2002
A Lawrence girl was one of six Girls State participants elected to statewide office Wednesday.
Competitive canines to show off herd mentality
June 6, 2002
By Jim Baker What looks like a duck (or sheep or cow) to you and me looks like work to Rory. And Rory loves to work  which in her case means herding just about anything that moves.
Births
June 6, 2002
Chris and Jennifer Lee, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. Michael and Jayne Brandel, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
Unspeakably cruel
June 6, 2002
J-W Editorials You don’t have to be an animal lover to feel the pain of dogs being abused for the cruel pleasure of their owners. The photo in Wednesday’s Journal-World pretty much spoke for itself. Pitbull terriers have a reputation as fighters, but this young female clearly had lost her battle. Scarred and in pain, the dog had been picked up Tuesday in southern Douglas County by Lawrence Humane Society workers. Another pitbull was found already dead.
Unspeakably cruel
June 6, 2002
J-W Editorials You don’t have to be an animal lover to feel the pain of dogs being abused for the cruel pleasure of their owners. The photo in Wednesday’s Journal-World pretty much spoke for itself. Pitbull terriers have a reputation as fighters, but this young female clearly had lost her battle. Scarred and in pain, the dog had been picked up Tuesday in southern Douglas County by Lawrence Humane Society workers. Another pitbull was found already dead.
Lakers hold off Nets in Game 1
O’Neal dominates with 36 points, 16 rebounds in 99-94 victory
June 6, 2002
A game that began as a mismatch became only mildly intriguing. Whenever it got close, the champs were able to keep their distance.
Baseball briefs
June 6, 2002
Four MLB franchises draft manager’s sons Agbayani activated Minute Maid Park new name in Houston Seattle rookie on DL
Girls State offers political practice
Participants campaign, elect officers
June 6, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Caroline Nobo said it had been difficult to balance the duties of running for governor with the social calendar at Sunflower Girls State this week.
District starts strategic planning
Officials gather to consider ways to improve schools
June 6, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Supt. Randy Weseman promised Wednesday that the Lawrence public school district would improve next year. “We can do better,” he told dozens of teachers and patrons meeting to discuss strategic planning in the district. “Public education for me is a mission. I know what it does for kids.”
R&B singer arrested on child pornography charges
June 6, 2002
R&B star R. Kelly was arrested Wednesday in Florida after Chicago authorities filed child pornography charges alleging that he appears on a videotape having sex with an underage girl.
U.S. needs confidence boost
June 6, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Which will it be: victim or victory for the United States of America?
Train draws crowds in Baldwin
June 6, 2002
By Mike Belt When he was 3 years old and living in England, Nick Bovee was a big fan of the cartoon character Thomas the Tank Engine. He had no idea that seven years later he’d be living in Baldwin and riding in a passenger car behind a full-sized replica of the talking train engine.
Does Powell have a plan?
June 6, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The scene: A solitary figure sits in the sun-filled den of the secretary of state’s elongated seventh-floor office. A pre-avalanche calm prevails before the day’s endless meetings, telephone calls and infighting begin. He rises to walk downstage. The spotlight captures movements that are composed to communicate the inner toughness and the supreme confidence of an American hero, as he has styled himself without provoking serious public demur.
ET’ remains firmly anchored
Mary Hart marks 20 years of dishing on ‘Entertainment Tonight’
June 6, 2002
While pundits mull Tom Brokaw’s replacement, Peter Jennings’ salary and Dan Rather’s longevity, let’s have a moment in the spotlight, please, for the perkiest anchor of them all.
Sound off
June 6, 2002
I hear World Cup soccer commentators refer to how many “caps” a player has? What does that mean? “Caps” refers to the number of appearances a player has made with his national team.
Briefly
June 6, 2002
Pilot, barge companies sued for bridge collapse Hollywood to vote on secession issue G.I. Joe doll honors WWII correspondent
Local briefs
June 6, 2002
Raiders rained out Glass makes cut
Random thoughts
June 6, 2002
Rookie Jimmie Johnson improves, and Daytona seems to be cursing its winners.
Lowe celebrates homecoming
Boston starter earns ninth win, 11-0, in front of family, friends in Detroit
June 6, 2002
It might have been cold and rainy at Comerica Park on Wednesday night, but Derek Lowe wasn’t about to let that dampen his homecoming.
Bonds pounds Padres
Slugger’s 587th homer sparks Giants in 12-2 win
June 6, 2002
Everybody was awestruck with Barry Bonds’ grand slam off Qualcomm Stadium’s big scoreboard, except the slugger himself.
Area boys gather in Manhattan for Boys State
June 6, 2002
As about 450 girls converge on Lawrence this week for Sunflower Girls State, several area boys have been in Manhattan for Kansas Boys State.
Report finds similarities among student attackers
June 6, 2002
Evan Ramsey told friends to stand in the school’s mezzanine above the lobby if they wanted to watch him shoot the school principal to death. Word spread around the school, and 24 students showed up, one boy clutching a camera to record the event.
Daily ticker
June 6, 2002
New congressional map unconstitutional, Stovall says in lawsuit
June 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A legal challenge by the Attorney General’s Office to the new congressional redistricting plan may clear the way for a court fight over the proposed split of Lawrence. On Wednesday, Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging the new congressional plan approved by lawmakers is unconstitutional because it places Junction City in a different district than neighboring Army installation Fort Riley.
Local briefs
June 6, 2002
Conference: Anarchist gathering slated this week outside Lawrence About 300 anarchists from the United States and Canada are expected to arrive today for the start of the North American Anarchist Gathering 2002 at an undisclosed campsite near Lawrence. The gathering is expected to end Sunday. Participants have been asked to register first at the Mother Earth Collective, 1305 Tenn., where they’ll be given directions to the campsite. Drugs, alcohol, violence and bad attitudes will not be allowed, organizers say. “We want everyone to feel comfortable,” said Nicole Burton, one of the gathering’s organizers. More that 50 workshops are planned. Topics include combating elitism, anarchist revolutionary theory, radical songwriting and bicycle repair. No demonstrations are planned. “We have no intention of doing anything illegal,” Burton said. A crew from Global TV in Calgary, Canada, is expected to film part of the gathering. _____________ Tonganoxie: Fallout from chief’s firing leads to firefighters’ quitting Two firefighters recently resigned from the Tonganoxie Fire Department, citing their displeasure regarding last month’s dismissal of long-time fire chief Charlie Conrad. Lt. Ron Kampfer and Assistant Fire Chief Pat Morey told the city council they thought Conrad’s dismissal was handled unprofessionally. Conrad, who was fire chief for 16 years, was not reappointed to the job last month by the council. Late last year some firefighters had signed a petition asking for Conrad’s resignation. Conrad refused to resign. No new fire chief has been named. Butch Rodgers is serving as the interim chief. _____________ Sept. 11: Unveiling ceremony planned for ‘Heroes of 2001’ stamp Local government and emergency response officials will attend a special ceremony Friday at the Lawrence main post office to unveil a new stamp commemorating “Heroes of 2001.” Funds raised for the sale of the stamp will go to the families of emergency relief workers killed or permanently disabled in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The funds will be transferred to the families through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Friday’s ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. at the post office, 645 Vt. Expected to attend are Lawrence Mayor Sue Hack, Douglas County Commissioner Jere McElhaney and members of city and county fire, medical and law enforcement agencies, the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas University Public Safety Office. _____________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.25 at several Lawrence locations. 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.
World Online: Arts & Entertainment Calendar
June 6, 2002
Horoscopes
June 6, 2002
City promoting fireworks safety
June 6, 2002
By Joel Mathis If Lawrence residents can’t use fireworks responsibly this year, the privilege might be taken away. Before that happens, though, the city is planning a barrage of fliers, newspaper advertisements and radio spots promoting fireworks safety in the weeks leading to the July 4 holiday.
Longtime Lawrence store locks its doors
June 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A longtime Lawrence jewelry store has locked its doors without explanation and left several people who have dropped off items at the store wondering when or if they’ll get their property back. McQueen Jewelers, 809 Mass., closed sometime this week, but gave no explanation or warning to customers who had left wedding rings and other items to be resized or serviced.
Veteran, sculptor, historian talk of continued importance of famed invasion
June 6, 2002
By Mindie Paget and Dave Ranney Lee Scott doesn’t have big plans for today, but that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten D-Day and all that happened 58 years ago. “Oh, no, that’s not going to happen,” the veteran of the Normandy invasion said.
Area boys gather in Manhattan for Boys State
June 6, 2002
As about 450 girls converge on Lawrence this week for Sunflower Girls State, several area boys have been in Manhattan for Kansas Boys State.