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Religion sustains family following hostage ordeal
June 7, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 1:40 p.m.) ROSEHILL, Kan. Relatives of a missionary who was killed in the Philippines after a yearlong hostage ordeal said Friday that they were numbed by the news but their religious faith would carry them through.
Kennedy cousin convicted of 1975 murder
June 7, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 12:31 p.m.) Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was convicted Friday of beating Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley to death in 1975 when they were 15 a crime that opened a window onto a world of privilege and raised suspicions that his family ties had protected him over the years.
Kansas priest surrenders to Nemaha County authorities
June 7, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:32 p.m.) Officials with the Kansas City Catholic archdiocese announced that Father Dennis Schmitz surrendered late Thursday to Nemaha County authorities. Schmitz faces charges there of taking indecent liberties with a minor.
Shawnee County judge reverses Sebelius’ BCBS decision
June 7, 2002
(Updated Friday at 11:11 p.m.) TOPEKA A judge Friday rejected Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius’ order blocking the merger of Anthem Insurance Cos. with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
One American hostage dies, another rescued
June 7, 2002
(Updated Friday at 1:28 p.m.) ZAMBOANGA, Philippines U.S.-trained troops raided a Philippine hideout Friday to end a year-long hostage crisis, freeing one American but triggering a gunfight that killed her husband.
Israel steps up West Bank military presence
June 7, 2002
(Updated Friday at 7:52 a.m.) Israeli tanks entered the West Bank town of Jenin Friday morning and patrolled the outskirts of Bethlehem before daybreak, witnesses said, underlining Israel’s intention to maintain a high-profile military presence after a string of Palestinian attacks.
Paul N. Hilger
June 7, 2002
Mass of Christian Burial for Paul N. Hilger, 91, Ozawkie, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Aloysius Church, Meriden. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Mr. Hilger died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
Deadly Net
June 7, 2002
A Connecticut case reminds us how treacherous “chat rooms” can become. Those who are inclined to laugh off warnings about the dangers of Internet trash and exploitation should be a bit more sober about now. Another shocking tragedy from the Internet has come to light.
Group of journalists, scholars discusses peace at Ramallah compound
June 7, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Yasser Arafat kissed Deborah Gerner’s hand, offered her tea and coffee and tried to convince her the United States must be a part of any deal reached between the Palestinians and the Israelis. Arafat wasn’t going to miss the political opportunity presented by a rare meeting with European and American scholars and journalists, including Gerner, a Kansas University political science professor.
County cracking down on unregistered businesses
June 7, 2002
By Mark Fagan Douglas County commissioners are preparing to take the owners of unregistered home-based businesses to court. Of the nearly 250 known home-based businesses in the county, all but six have complied with rules that require they be registered with the county’s Department of Zoning and Codes.
BCBS decision
June 7, 2002
(Updated Friday at 11:11 p.m.) TOPEKA Â A judge Friday rejected Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius’ order blocking the merger of Anthem Insurance Cos. with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
Sound off
June 7, 2002
When is the first official day of summer? The summer solstice is June 21. In the northern hemisphere, it is the longest day of the year, when the sun is farthest north.
O’Neal getting better as Lakers progress in playoffs
June 7, 2002
Everybody already knew Shaquille O’Neal is really, really big and really, really good.
Interleague intrigue abounds
Bonds heads to Bronx; Schilling, Martinez paired
June 7, 2002
Roberto Alomar can hardly wait for his New York Mets teammates to get a whiff of Jacobs Field.
Glavine picks up win No. 10
Braves complete sweep of slumping Mets; Red claim 3-2 win over Cards
June 7, 2002
Tom Glavine is getting better with age.
Knoblauch placed on DL
June 7, 2002
The Kansas City Royals placed outfielder Chuck Knoblauch on the disabled list Thursday with a strained left forearm and recalled outfielder Brandon Berger from Triple-A Omaha.
Senate approves $31.5 billion-plus anti-terror bill despite veto threat
June 7, 2002
The Senate gave overwhelming approval early today to a counterterrorism bill costing more than $31.5 billion, ignoring a White House veto threat and setting up a politically tinged showdown over the price tag for domestic security.
FBI whistle-blower criticizes bureaucracy
Agent testifies more could have been done to prevent attacks
June 7, 2002
The FBI is weighed down by bureaucracy, “make-work paperwork” and a culture that discourages risk-taking, an agency whistle-blower told Congress Thursday, venting frustration with an organization she said could have done more to prevent the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Local briefs
June 7, 2002
Relay for Life to honor cancer survivors, victims Several thousand luminaries will line the track tonight at Haskell Indian Nation University’s football stadium symbols of cancer survivors and those whose lives the disease has snuffed out. Relay for Life, an annual event that raises money for American Cancer Society research, begins at 7 p.m. with opening ceremonies during which organizers will announce donation totals and introduce local cancer survivors, a few of whom will share their stories. At 9:30 p.m., luminaries will be lighted and the names of the people the luminaries represent will be read. At least one member of each relay team will be walking around the track from the time the event starts until it ends at 7 a.m. Saturday. “The relay is supposed to reflect a cancer victim’s journey,” planning committee member Tina Yates said. “The reason we stay up all night is to show that cancer never sleeps.” The event, which is open to the public, raised more than $100,000 last year. ________ Crime: District attorney reviewing KBI information about priest Information passed on by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation about a priest who once worked in Lawrence is being reviewed by the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. The Rev. Dennis Schmitz, 41, worked at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center at Kansas University until last year. He recruited college-age men as candidates for the priesthood. The KBI has been conducting an investigation into Schmitz concerning allegations that he improperly touched a minor. Besides Douglas County, the KBI gave information for review to the Nemaha County attorney. KBI spokesman Kyle Smith said information had been given to Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney early this week. Kenney said Thursday she was still reviewing the information and didn’t know when she would decide whether charges were necessary. Neither Kenney nor the KBI would talk about the information. “If there is something that is clearly unfounded, then we will make the decision to dismiss it on our own,” Smith said. “Otherwise we prefer to run it by the prosecutor and let them make the decision.” ________ Emergency: Low supply causes center to appeal for blood donors A critically-low blood supply has prompted an emergency appeal for donors by the Community Blood Center. The Blood Center provides all blood to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, as well as blood to Topeka and Kansas City area hospitals. Blood supplies Wednesday were under a 1 1/2-day supply level. The Blood Center had already planned a special blood drive today at its Lawrence Donation Center, 535 Gateway Drive. It will last from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. While supplies last, people donating will receive a pass for a free car wash from Auto Plaza Car Wash, 2828 Four Wheel Drive. Normal hours of operation at the Blood Center are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays. ________ 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.
County cracking down on unregistered businesses
June 7, 2002
By Mark Fagan Douglas County commissioners are preparing to take the owners of unregistered home-based businesses to court. Of the nearly 250 known home-based businesses in the county, all but six have complied with rules that require they be registered with the county’s Department of Zoning and Codes.
Professor meets Palestinian leader
Group of journalists, scholars discusses peace at Ramallah compound
June 7, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Yasser Arafat kissed Deborah Gerner’s hand, offered her tea and coffee and tried to convince her the United States must be a part of any deal reached between the Palestinians and the Israelis. Arafat wasn’t going to miss the political opportunity presented by a rare meeting with European and American scholars and journalists, including Gerner, a Kansas University political science professor.
Democrats want lawsuit widened
Splitting Lawrence among congressional districts should be challenged, leaders say
June 7, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Democrats on Thursday sought ways to get the proposed congressional split of Lawrence before a federal court in hopes that the plan would be struck down. On Wednesday, Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall filed a lawsuit alleging the congressional map approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Bill Graves was unconstitutional because it placed Junction City in a separate congressional district from the nearby military post of Fort Riley.
Forum touts freedom, decries oppression
June 7, 2002
By Joel Mathis Chris Plummer wants nothing less than a global revolution. He said he was detained by the state of Texas as a political prisoner more than eight years because of his beliefs. And he said most Americans, if they heard the truth, might agree with him.
Miller moth infestation hits western part of state
June 7, 2002
Western Kansas residents are trying to ward off an infestation of miller moths, which are bugging people as the insects stop to rest on their way to Colorado.
Great Britain needs its royalty
June 7, 2002
By Jack Andersonand Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The British have occasionally flirted with the idea of abolishing the monarchy. This is not new. They actually did abolish it in 1649, when King Charles I was defeated by Parliament in the English Civil War. Eleven years later they brought the beheaded king’s son, Charles II, back in the Restoration, albeit with fewer kingly powers than his father had.
Amtrak seeks loan for survival
New president proposes reorganization, more public disclosure
June 7, 2002
Three weeks into the job, Amtrak’s new president says the railroad has a $200 million shortfall and needs a loan to keep operating next month. David Gunn, who met privately Thursday with Amtrak’s governing board, also proposed steps to reorganize management and release more information to the public about Amtrak’s finances.
Unstudied issues
June 7, 2002
District’s standards increase in response to federal mandate
June 7, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Nobody connected with Lawrence public schools is exempt from a new effort to improve student achievement, Supt. Randy Weseman said Thursday.
Civil cases involving priests assigned to single judge
June 7, 2002
All civil cases against the Boston Archdiocese alleging sexual abuse by priests were assigned to a single judge Thursday, a move sought by lawyers on both sides.
Does more safety mean less freedom?
June 7, 2002
By Marie Cocco Washington Post Writers Group Of all the ways we know the FBI bungled the case of Sept. 11 before it happened, failure to snoop on people at prayer wasn’t one of them. The inability to “connect the dots” did not stem from a lack of dots. There was no shortage of FBI agents searching for dots, nor a civil liberties straitjacket that prevented them from finding dots in the first place.
Guns abound in Kabul
June 7, 2002
On a side street, camouflage-clad partisans of the northern alliance play pickup volleyball, their AK-47s bouncing against their backs. On a corner in ramshackle western Kabul, a bony boy no older than 10 paces back and forth, his battered Kalashnikov dragging on the ground.
Eunice M. Inman
June 7, 2002
Do some good
June 7, 2002
To the editor: This is an open letter to the vandals who desecrate our beautiful parks. Lawrence provides us with many wonderful places to enjoy our time away from work and school. “Lawrence” is you and I, my friend. Our tax dollars pay for the development and upkeep of these lovely facilities. Our tax dollars also pay for the great staff in all the parks who make our visits there so enjoyable. Life would be so boring without these green spaces and the amenities provided.
Forum touts freedom, decries oppression
June 7, 2002
By Joel Mathis Chris Plummer wants nothing less than a global revolution. He said he was detained by the state of Texas as a political prisoner more than eight years because of his beliefs. And he said most Americans, if they heard the truth, might agree with him.
s standards increase in response to federal mandate
June 7, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Nobody connected with Lawrence public schools is exempt from a new effort to improve student achievement, Supt. Randy Weseman said Thursday.
Quarterfinal to feature trio of Jayhawks
June 7, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Wichita State golfer Jason Novascone might want to lay off the black and gold war paint today if he knows what’s good for him. The standout Shocker who attended Wichita Kapaun High will be in the company of three Kansas University players when the Kansas Golf Assn. Fourball Championship continues this morning at Alvamar.
Too gaudy?
June 7, 2002
Democrat files for insurance post, takes swipe at Lawrence senator
June 7, 2002
By Scott Rothschild House Democratic Leader Jim Garner on Thursday announced his bid for state insurance commissioner and took direct aim at Republican hopeful state Sen. Sandy Praeger of Lawrence. Garner, a 12-year legislator from Coffeyville, criticized Praeger’s acceptance of campaign contributions from the insurance industry, saying those funds will taint her decisions if she is the next commissioner.
Amish fined in ‘slow-moving’ case
June 7, 2002
A judge fined 20 members of an Amish sect Thursday for refusing to put orange reflective triangles on their horse-drawn buggies, saying public safety overrides any religious objections.
People
June 7, 2002
Grads have outgrown Mr. Rogers Ebert comes to bat for Woody Death blamed on promoters
Briefcase
June 7, 2002
Wall Street seeks to calm concerns over accounting Cooler weather causes drop in May retail sales Tobacco firm fined for ads Western Resources secures new financial agreement
Online music site hopes for profitability
June 7, 2002
Folk singer David Grossman’s lifestyle and the term “rock star” aren’t typically uttered in the same sentence. Though the 36-year-old musician from Arizona plays hundreds of gigs a year, most are in small bars and coffee shops he once even played to “a few barbers and their customers” in a hair salon.
Heroic mission
June 7, 2002
By Jon Niccum Where have all the good men gone And where are all the gods?
On the record
June 7, 2002
Law enforcement report Police reports
R&B singer released after judge sets bail
June 7, 2002
Grammy-award winning R&B star R. Kelly was released from jail Thursday after a judge set bail at $750,000 and warned him to stay away from children other than his own.
Six tombs shed light on Egypt’s golden age
June 7, 2002
Archaeologists have unearthed six 3,500-year-old tombs they believe reveal important details about the structure of government in a period considered Egypt’s golden age, the nation’s top archaeologist said Thursday.
Briefly
June 7, 2002
Suspect pleads innocent in abortion slaying Mother charged in death of autistic 10-year-old Police search ex-priest’s home for missing girl
Briefly
June 7, 2002
Bomb explodes on bus, killing four, injuring 17 DNA analysis appears to solve 3 old murders D-Day remembered
Twins top Indians, 8-3
Hunter’s homer sparks Minnesota to 5-run fifth
June 7, 2002
It’s been a long time since the Minnesota Twins got this much good news in one day.
On the record
June 7, 2002
Tonganoxie to kick off festival
June 7, 2002
By Mindie Paget Today’s kickoff to the 17th annual Tonganoxie Days will feature beauty and the beef.
Horoscopes
June 7, 2002
State briefs
June 7, 2002
Graves to announce picks for regents slots next week Lawrence residents to walk 50 miles in 3 days for MS LHS spirit squad to sponsor car wash, rummage sale
KU lands 9 faculty Fulbrights
June 7, 2002
Nine Kansas University faculty members the most in 22 years will receive Fulbright grants to research or teach abroad during the coming school year. Officials number likely will put KU toward the top in number of Fulbright faculty members for a university for the 2002-2003 year. The totals won’t be announced until all universities receive notification of their Fulbright scholars.
Baffert keeping cool about Triple Crown
June 7, 2002
On a sweltering day last week at Churchill Downs, Bob Baffert sat in his air-conditioned office at Barn 33 and relived the two agonizing stretch runs of Silver Charm and Real Quiet in the Belmont Stakes. One lost the Triple Crown by three-quarters of a length, the other by a nose.
Disney tries hand at girl power
June 7, 2002
Like most material aimed at the teen and ‘tween audience, the new cartoon feature “Kim Possible” (5:30 p.m., Disney) is both brash and brazenly formulaic. A blatant attempt to morph the “Powerpuff Girls” with “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Kim” comes off like a cute, curvy clone.
A ‘Stone by any other name
June 7, 2002
By Jon Niccum There’s no reason to expect your Sprint PCS or VoiceStream cell phone will stop working properly when attending an outdoor concert in Kansas City this week. But while your phone’s reception should be fine, there is another cause for increased static. On Tuesday the public learned that Sandstone Amphitheatre had a new name. Rechristened Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (catchy huh?), the KC market’s largest concert venue now shares a title with the largest U.S. cellular service company.
Williams sisters set for Sister Slam II
June 7, 2002
A Williams is No. 1, a Williams is No. 2, and the French Open final is Williams vs. Williams.
Heroic mission
June 7, 2002
By Jon Niccum Where have all the good men gone And where are all the gods?
American diplomat walks fine line in Cuba
June 7, 2002
U.S. diplomat Vicki J. Huddleston was in Cuba almost three years before she shook Fidel Castro’s hand for the first time.
Eunice M. Inman
June 7, 2002
Services for Eunice M. Inman, 85, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Inman died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
State briefs
June 7, 2002
 Graves to announce picks for regents slots next week  Lawrence residents to walk 50 miles in 3 days for MS  LHS spirit squad to sponsor car wash, rummage sale
Local briefs
June 7, 2002
Jayhawk Radio Network extends deal in 3 cities Lawrence’s Glass 19th
Frances N. Clay
June 7, 2002
Services for Frances N. Clay, 74, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church, Topeka. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Clay died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at a Topeka care facility.
Do some good
June 7, 2002
Community effort
June 7, 2002
To the editor: Lawrence is famous for a number of things: fine academic institutions, great athletics, exceptional arts and music  and terrific kids.
Missouri squad wins Metro football game
June 7, 2002
Two recent city high school graduates played for the losing team in the Metro Classic All-Star Chopper/Pepsi Challenge Football game on Thursday at the Olathe District Activities Center.
6News video reports: Blood shortages are reaching dangerous levels
June 7, 2002
Lawrence has less than a day and half supply of all types of blood.
What’s Online - Race to Speed Central
June 7, 2002
For all the latest in racing news, check out racing.lawrence.com.
Wings even series
Detroit scores twice late for 3-1 win
June 7, 2002
For a pivotal 13-second burst, the Detroit Red Wings rediscovered the game that only elite teams can play. What must worry Carolina is they proved they can play the Hurricanes’ game, too.
Cleveland denies Detroit
June 7, 2002
Chasity Melvin was an offensive force under the basket for the Cleveland Rockers.
Baseball briefs
June 7, 2002
Hall of Famer Sutton has kidney removed Fasano joins minors A’s recall Ellis
Players, owners make final pitches against contraction
June 7, 2002
Lawyers for baseball players and owners spent eight hours making their final arguments Thursday in the union’s case to block contraction.
Twins guaranteed to play through 2003 as part of lawsuit settlement
June 7, 2002
The Minnesota Twins will play next season as part of a deal approved Thursday that settles a lawsuit blocking baseball’s contraction plan.
Former Minnesota governor praises K-State’s Wefald
June 7, 2002
Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson, a strong booster of the University of Minnesota and its sports programs, said he’s delighted that many people have recommended he become a candidate for the Minnesota presidency.
Big 12 Conference expects record payout of $82.2 million
June 7, 2002
The Big 12 expects to distribute a record $82.2 million to member schools this year, Commissioner Kevin Weiberg said Thursday.
Johnson confident about contending
NASCAR rookie hopes to continue to ride hot streak this weekend in Pocono 500
June 7, 2002
Jimmie Johnson didn’t want to sound like a rookie popping off.
Boss of the Moss’ atop Buick
Roberts cards 7-under 64, claims one-stroke lead
June 7, 2002
Loren Roberts had things rolling his way in the first round of the Buick Classic.
Senator calls for boycott
June 7, 2002
Sen. Tom Harkin is urging the U.S. soccer team at the World Cup to make sure it is playing with balls not made with child labor.
City: Stay away from Chargers
June 7, 2002
The City Attorney’s office warned a group seeking to bring an NFL team back to Los Angeles to stay away from the San Diego Chargers.
Hingis officially withdraws
June 7, 2002
Martina Hingis, who underwent ankle surgery last month, officially withdrew Thursday from Wimbledon.
Win worth wait for Kansas City’s May - Royals 4, White Sox 3
June 7, 2002
After a really long time, Darrell May got what he wanted. He got a win.
Jayhawks’ search continues
Applications due today; interviews to follow
June 7, 2002
Today is the last day Kansas University will be accepting applications to fill its baseball coaching vacancy. Richard Konzem, the KU associate athletic director who heads the six-member search committee, has said he hopes to begin interviews at mid-month and make a recommendation to athletic director Al Bohl by the end of June.
Fourball has KU feel
Quarterfinal to feature trio of Jayhawks
June 7, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Wichita State golfer Jason Novascone might want to lay off the black and gold war paint today if he knows what’s good for him. The standout Shocker who attended Wichita Kapaun High will be in the company of three Kansas University players when the Kansas Golf Assn. Fourball Championship continues this morning at Alvamar.
GOP treasurer hopeful campaigns in Lawrence
June 7, 2002
By Mike Belt Lynn Jenkins on Thursday brought her campaign for state treasurer to Lawrence, touting her experience as a certified public accountant and state legislator.
Ballard, Findley eye climb in party’s ranks
June 7, 2002
House Democratic Leader Jim Garner’s decision to leave the House to run for state insurance commissioner means that two Lawrence Democrats may be in line for a promotion. Reps. Barbara Ballard and Troy Findley already serve in leadership positions in the minority party, and played key roles in two of the most difficult issues of the just- completed 2002 legislative session.
Paul N. Hilger
June 7, 2002
Frances N. Clay
June 7, 2002
Andersen jury begins deliberation
June 7, 2002
A federal jury began deliberating Thursday on the fate of Arthur Andersen LLP, the disintegrating accounting firm charged with obstruction of justice for shredding Enron Corp.-related material.
House reaffirms estate tax opposition
June 7, 2002
The Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to permanently repeal the estate tax, turning aside a Democratic effort to retain the tax but limit its impact to a few thousand of the very wealthy. The GOP bill, passed on a bipartisan 256-171 vote, would remove the Jan. 1, 2011, expiration or “sunset” date that blocks permanent repeal under current law. The entire 10-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut enacted one year ago this week including repeal of the estate tax will disappear in 2011 because of an arcane Senate budget rule.
New firm to market KC biomedical discoveries
June 7, 2002
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research plans to start a for-profit company to patent, develop and market scientific discoveries made by the institute and future partners. The new company, Biomed Valley Discovery Inc., “will focus on finding the best commercial home for new discoveries arising from laboratories devoted to basic biomedical research,” Stowers Institute spokeswoman Laurie Wimberly said Thursday.
Ancient canal system found
June 7, 2002
Archaeologists on Thursday said they had uncovered a sophisticated 2,000-year-old canal system and a huge pond dug by ancient Indians near this tiny town, located west of Lake Okeechobee.
Molten rock flow may have caused mass extinction
June 7, 2002
The most extensive extinction event in history, the die-off of about 90 percent of all species 250 million years ago, may have been caused by a massive flow of molten rock that covered an area half the size of Australia to a depth of more than a mile.
Volunteers look for missing Utah teen
June 7, 2002
Hundreds of volunteers searched rugged hills and city neighborhoods Thursday for a 14-year-old girl police say was taken at gunpoint in her pajamas from her million-dollar home.
Jury still out in Skakel case
Judge rejects request to rehear state’s closing argument
June 7, 2002
The judge in the murder trial of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel rejected a request Thursday from jurors who wanted to rehear part of the prosecution’s closing arguments.
Ryder ordered to trial
June 7, 2002
Winona Ryder was ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges alleging she shoplifted some $6,000 worth of merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue and possessed a drug without a prescription.
Daily ticker
June 7, 2002
Southwest Kansas to get its first cotton gin
June 7, 2002
After years of planning, a site has been selected for the first cotton gin in southwest Kansas, an area which many people believed had too high an elevation and too short a growing season for cotton.
Poor western wheat crop stops opening of offices
June 7, 2002
So much wheat has been abandoned in drought-plagued western Kansas that the state has no plans to open two of its harvest offices there this season. The Kansas Department of Human Resources will not open harvest offices this year in Sublette and Tribune, said Barbara Deghand, the department’s wheat harvest publisher.
Ya-Ya’ loses a little in screen translation
June 7, 2002
According to “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” all problems feel better with a fresh coat of pink lipstick and a bucket of gin.
Senate eyes Export-Import Bank change
June 7, 2002
The Export-Import Bank will be required to focus more on small businesses and American industries facing unfair foreign competition under legislation passed by the Senate Thursday extending the life of the corporation.
Region briefs
June 7, 2002
50-year-old saved, arrested by officers Passers-by help catch suspects in mugging Festival to be dry, city voters decide
Images renew RFK tragedy
June 7, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe On the platform, in shorts and jeans and jerseys and undershirts, they wait. The train is only now arriving, and yet the people black and white, tall and small are wiping their eyes and holding their mouths. The scene is a portrait in grief and shock. That grief and that shock still burn, a third of a century later, in memory, in the hearts of Robert F. Kennedy’s supporters and, this month, on the stark white walls of a Georgetown gallery where dozens of striking images from RFK’s funeral train are introducing a new generation to an older generation’s sadness.
Community effort
June 7, 2002
Putin seeks to reassure Chinese
June 7, 2002
After moving to build closer ties with the United States and NATO, Russian President Vladimir Putin is turning to the East where Moscow’s “strategic partner,” China, has been jealously watching Russia’s honeymoon with the West.
Bush outlines anti-terror Cabinet office
Government overhaul would be biggest in 50 years, officials say
June 7, 2002
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.” Congress welcomed the proposal, even as lawmakers intensified their inquiry into lapses before the Sept. 11 attacks, hearing from the FBI director as well as a whistle-blower who complained about the agency’s stifling bureaucracy
Dee Dee Ramone dies at 50
June 7, 2002
Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of the pioneer punk band the Ramones, was found dead of a possible drug overdose in his Hollywood home, the coroner’s office said Thursday. He was 50.
Schizophrenia shatters advocate
Homeless supporter ‘Lani’ Oglesby headed to hospital for mental evaluation
June 7, 2002
By Dave Ranney Jonathan Becker spent about an hour Saturday with Katherine “Lani” Oglesby at the Douglas County Jail. “She said she’d talk to me because I have blue eyes, and the deputy who was standing there had blue eyes,” said Becker, a Lawrence attorney defending Oglesby against charges she disturbed the peace, assaulted a police officer and assaulted a jailer two weeks ago.
Israelis attack Arafat compound, shell living quarters
June 7, 2002
Israeli forces blew up three buildings in Yasser Arafat’s headquarters and shelled his master bedroom on Thursday, in what Israel said was part of a series of reprisals for the killing of 17 Israelis in a car bomb attack. The fiery attack, in which an 18-year-old suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car alongside an Israeli bus and blew it up, led to two Israeli incursions and a promise of more a cycle that threatened to torpedo renewed international efforts to put an end to more than 20 months of Mideast violence.
KU lands 9 faculty Fulbrights
June 7, 2002
Nine Kansas University faculty members  the most in 22 years  will receive Fulbright grants to research or teach abroad during the coming school year. Officials number likely will put KU toward the top in number of Fulbright faculty members for a university for the 2002-2003 year. The totals won’t be announced until all universities receive notification of their Fulbright scholars.
Democrat files for insurance post, takes swipe at Lawrence senator
June 7, 2002
By Scott Rothschild House Democratic Leader Jim Garner on Thursday announced his bid for state insurance commissioner and took direct aim at Republican hopeful state Sen. Sandy Praeger of Lawrence. Garner, a 12-year legislator from Coffeyville, criticized Praeger’s acceptance of campaign contributions from the insurance industry, saying those funds will taint her decisions if she is the next commissioner.
Applications due today
June 7, 2002
Today is the last day Kansas University will be accepting applications to fill its baseball coaching vacancy. Richard Konzem, the KU associate athletic director who heads the six-member search committee, has said he hopes to begin interviews at mid-month and make a recommendation to athletic director Al Bohl by the end of June.
Deadly Net
June 7, 2002
A Connecticut case reminds us how treacherous “chat rooms” can become. Those who are inclined to laugh off warnings about the dangers of Internet trash and exploitation should be a bit more sober about now. Another shocking tragedy from the Internet has come to light.
Too gaudy?
June 7, 2002
To the editor: Several years ago, a carpet retailer who had painted a red, white and blue sign on his building in the 700 block of New Hampshire was chided by city officials that the sign was “too gaudy.” After weeks of harassment, Big Bob moved his carpet warehouse out of Lawrence.
On the street
June 7, 2002
Asked on Massachusetts Street Is it a good idea to change the name of Sandstone Amphitheatre to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater?
Oglesby headed to hospital for mental evaluation
June 7, 2002
By Dave Ranney Jonathan Becker spent about an hour Saturday with Katherine “Lani” Oglesby at the Douglas County Jail. “She said she’d talk to me because I have blue eyes, and the deputy who was standing there had blue eyes,” said Becker, a Lawrence attorney defending Oglesby against charges she disturbed the peace, assaulted a police officer and assaulted a jailer two weeks ago.
Splitting Lawrence among congressional districts should be challenged, leaders say
June 7, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Democrats on Thursday sought ways to get the proposed congressional split of Lawrence before a federal court in hopes that the plan would be struck down. On Wednesday, Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall filed a lawsuit alleging the congressional map approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Bill Graves was unconstitutional because it placed Junction City in a separate congressional district from the nearby military post of Fort Riley.
6Sports video reports: KGA Fourball narrows thirty-two teams to eight
June 7, 2002
Perfect weather marked the first two rounds of team play.
6Sports video reports: Kansas versus Missouri Metro All-Star football showcases young talent
June 7, 2002
Some of the best players from area Kansas and Missouri high schools matched up for the game.
Unstudied issues
June 7, 2002
To the editor: In reference to the May 22 planning commission meeting and the preceding “study session” on May 20, there was no “study” of the issues surrounding this inappropriate development. Only a few of the commissioners even bothered to ask questions. Some commissioners weren’t even present. The remainder sat stone-faced  apparently unhappy that they had to be subjected to yet another interested neighborhood concerned about its surroundings.
Briefly
June 7, 2002
Smuggled tortoises returned to Greece Prime minister returns to office U.S. designates Russia as a market economy
Briefly
June 7, 2002
Rumsfeld tells NATO to go on offensive against terror Talk with Musharraf gives envoy hope for defusing crisis Wildfire threatens power lines