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Five dead in Kansas City, Kan., shootings
June 10, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 2:46 p.m.) KANSAS CITY, Kan. Five people died in shootings early Monday, including three people who were apparently killed together.
40,000 evacuated from Denver as fire threatens
June 10, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:37 p.m.) DENVER A wind-driven wildfire closing in fast on Denver prompted authorities to order the evacuation of up to 40,000 people Monday from their homes along the southwestern edge of the metropolitan area.
Dirty’ bomb suspect arrested
June 10, 2002
(Updated Monday at 2:41 p.m.) The U.S. government has arrested an American citizen accused of conspiring with al-Qaida terrorists to build and detonate a radioactive “dirty” bomb in this country, possibly in the nation’s capital.
Authorities search for motive in murder-suicide at Catholic abbey
June 10, 2002
(Updated Monday at 6:28 p.m.) CONCEPTION, Mo. - A 71-year-old man opened fire at a Roman Catholic abbey, killing two monks and seriously wounding two others before committing suicide in an abbey chapel, authorities said.
Colorado firefighters go into defensive mode as wildfires rage
June 10, 2002
(Updated Monday at 2:29 p.m.) BULLETIN About 40,000 people ordered to evacuate their homes in southwestern Denver because of a wildfire, U.S. Forest Service officials say.
Rumsfeld: Iraq lying about nuclear, biological, chemical weapons
June 10, 2002
(Updated Monday at 12:11 p.m.) KUWAIT Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Monday dismissed claims by the Iraqi government that it has no nuclear, chemical or biological weapons and is making no effort to acquire them.
Jennings services
June 10, 2002
Memorial services for William Arlen Jennings, 84, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Church of the Nazarene, Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla. Mr. Jennings died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at his home. He had been a Lawrence resident for many years.
City softball results: 6/9
June 10, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Sunday, June 9.
Gaughan gets first NASCAR trucks victory at Texas
June 10, 2002
Brendan Gaughan led the final 59 laps of the O’Reilly 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night for his first NASCAR trucks victory.
John Baker dies in Southwest Series crash at Irwindale
June 10, 2002
Driver John Baker was killed Saturday night in a crash during the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series K&N Filters 150 at Irwindale Speedway.
Klem Claims First Win at I-70
June 10, 2002
Three-time defending champion, Jeff Klem, Basehor, Kan., found victory lane after the 40-lap action packed feature. Although Kent Crane, Independence, Mo. and Clint Bowyer, Emporia, Kan., both led a substantial distance, a bump and spin sent Bowyer and John O’Neal, Jr. to the tail, giving the lead to Klem on the 34th circuit.
Lakeside: Davis makes it seven-for-seven in NASCAR Shortrack Series
June 10, 2002
NASCAR Weekly Racing Series regional and national leader Kerry Davis padded his lead with his 7th consecutive win in the Grand National Limited Late Model division at Lakeside Speedway Friday night.
Critics want agency audited
June 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney Kansas Advocacy and Protective Services is supposed to defend the rights of children and adults who have trouble defending themselves. If that means suing a school district over the way it treats a mentally ill student or suing the state for steering too many people toward nursing homes, so be it.
Philippines hostage crisis Kansan heads home
June 10, 2002
Recently freed American hostage Gracia Burnham left the Philippines today to meet her three children in Kansas, sometimes smiling and once near tears after her yearlong ordeal at the hands of Muslim extremist kidnappers.
Pak claims fourth major title
Daniel’s final-round collapse costs veteran chance at record
June 10, 2002
The LPGA Championship was one for the ages, all right. Just not for 45-year-old Beth Daniel. Daniel’s bid to become the oldest major champion in LPGA history buckled under relentless pressure from Se Ri Pak, who turned a four-shot deficit into a three-shot victory Sunday and set a record she knew nothing about.
Israeli troops enter Arafat’s compound
Action comes just hours after new Cabinet named
June 10, 2002
Israeli troops moved into the West Bank town of Ramallah early today, hours after Yasser Arafat named a new, streamlined Cabinet and hours before Israel’s prime minister was to meet President Bush in Washington.
Yankee rookie injured
Closer’s health also in question
June 10, 2002
The Yankees placed rookie outfielder Juan Rivera on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a fractured right kneecap, and closer Mariano Rivera could follow in the next few days because of a strained right groin.
Rocker recalled
June 10, 2002
John Rocker was called up from the minors by the Texas Rangers and was in uniform for Sunday night’s game against his old team, the Atlanta Braves.
National League: Pirates continue mastery of Brewers
June 10, 2002
Don’t try to sell the Milwaukee Brewers on the idea that PNC Park is one of baseball’s nicest new stadiums. Pokey Reese hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 win over the Brewers on Sunday.
Poll: Network news audience stable; newspapers decline
June 10, 2002
The number of people who watch network evening news on the three major broadcast networks stabilized during the past two years, says a poll that suggests increased news interest after Sept. 11 is at least partially responsible.
WNBA Roundup: Comets keep Monarchs winless
June 10, 2002
Tina Thompson scored 23 points as the Houston Comets beat the Sacramento Monarchs 75-62 on Sunday. Sheryl Swoopes added 20 points as Houston kept Sacramento (0-3) winless.
Youth Baseball Roundup: Raiders take third at tourney
Renegades roll over Coffeyville
June 10, 2002
Early to bed and early to rise made the Lawrence Raiders, well, at least third-place finishers in the Fort Hays State Invitational 18-under baseball tournament. Playing the consolation championship game at 10 a.m., the Raiders rolled to a 12-0 rout of the Kansas City Grays on Sunday in a game shortened to four innings by the run rule.
Ex-NU coach Jennings dies
Former Kansas University assistant succumbs to cancer at 84
June 10, 2002
Bill Jennings, the last Nebraska University football coach with a losing record, died Saturday at his Lawrence home. He had been suffering from cancer since the mid-1990s.
French Open: Costa claims first major crown
June 10, 2002
Albert Costa can be excused for an unpolished victory speech. He’s a bit out of practice. Mixing speeds and playing impeccably for stretches, Costa beat fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero, 6-1, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3, Sunday in the French Open final for his first major championship and first title of any sort in nearly three years.
End could be near for Tyson
June 10, 2002
Mike Tyson was flat on his back, blood pouring from his mouth, nose and cuts over his eyes. The man who was once the most feared heavyweight in the world was beaten, battered and finished.
Collison alternate for U.S.
Jayhawk to be named to World Team this week
June 10, 2002
Expect an announcement this week naming Kansas University’s Nick Collison an alternate for USA Basketball’s Men’s Senior National Team that will play this summer in Indianapolis.
Text of Gracia Burnham’s statement
June 10, 2002
A transcript of Gracia Burnham’s remarks before boarding a flight today in Manila to return to Kansas:
Memorial honors leaders of civil rights struggles
June 10, 2002
Relatives of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr., Fredrick Douglass and Sojourner Truth attended Sunday’s unveiling of a $1.2 million memorial to honor the leaders.
KC ‘stops bleeding’ with Ibanez’s homer - Royals 3, Cardinals 2
Kansas City avoids sweep after being outscored 23-9 in first two games of interleague series
June 10, 2002
It didn’t take Raul Ibanez long to remember the last time he won a game with a homer in the bottom of the ninth. “Any time you get a clutch hit in a key situation to help your team win a game, it definitely sticks in your memory,” Ibanez said.
L.A. on brink of sweep - Lakers 106, Nets 103
June 10, 2002
A third straight title is a near-certainty for the Los Angeles Lakers. The only question is not whether, but when. Just when it looked as if Jason Kidd might make the NBA Finals competitive, the league’s latest dynasty moved within one victory of winning it all. And this time, it wasn’t just Shaquille O’Neal doing the damage.
Suspects released because of trial delays
June 10, 2002
Wyandotte County has had to release at least 21 suspected felons in the last five years because the prosecutor’s office did not schedule trials on time. Wyandotte County Dist. Atty. Nick Tomasic acknowledges the problem but blamed it partly on an overworked staff and an unusual court organization in the county.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
June 10, 2002
Force of oil
June 10, 2002
Distasteful process
June 10, 2002
Teacher pay
June 10, 2002
Kashmir is key to resolving conflict
June 10, 2002
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers With its fabled valley nestled between the Pir Panjal and Great Himalayan mountains, its rich religious mix of Buddhism, Hinduism and Sufi Islam, the territory of Kashmir was once celebrated for its beauty and its culture of tolerance, or “Kashmiryat.”
Sum of All fears’ pulls in highest numbers again
June 10, 2002
The nuclear terrorism thriller “The Sum of All Fears” continued to add up with moviegoers, taking in $18.7 million to remain the No. 1 film for a second weekend. “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” opened in second place with $16.35 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Lawrence Briefs
June 10, 2002
Senior Services plans entertainment events KU freshman receives Chips Quinn scholarship
New Miss Kansas promotes self-defense
June 10, 2002
Jeanne Anne Schroeder will promote self-defense for women as she prepares to represent the Sunflower State at the Miss America competition this fall in Atlantic City. The 23-year-old from Hutchinson was crowned Saturday, after making a clean sweep of the preliminary categories.
Jennings services
June 10, 2002
Clifford Roger ‘Charlie’ Brown
June 10, 2002
Lawrence City Commission
June 10, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets Sunflower Broadband Channel 25.
Lawrence W. ‘Lonnie’ Corbin
June 10, 2002
New planner claims no agenda
June 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis You might expect Dennis Lawson to arrive on the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission as a firebrand defender of rural interests. He still lives on the same rural Douglas County farm first settled by his great-grandparents in the 1880s. And he hopes to pass the land on to his children, keeping it in the family a fifth generation.
Easy-to-use scanners provide perfect photo finish
June 10, 2002
By Dave Toplikar “When did you do all these?” “About 3:30 this morning,” Katy said, yawning as she walked into the kitchen. I was flipping through the baby and toddler photos of Katy, each blown up to fit on a standard piece of letter-sized paper.
Veterans hope to revive Legion post
Membership slumping at Tonganoxie chapter
June 10, 2002
By Mindie Paget Some of the veterans aged and died. Some stopped paying their dues and coming to meetings. Others just sent their money directly to the state and became members in name only.
Dead zone
Cell phone users are switching carriers at increasing rate
June 10, 2002
Dan Gibbons drives about 2,000 miles a month in the “Porcupine,” Verizon Wireless’ nickname for a Ford Taurus station wagon bristling with cell phone antennas that sprout from the roof like quills.
On the money
June 10, 2002
The World Wide Web has become a great place for homebuyers and sellers to learn the ins and out of real estate. The following is a quick list of real estate sites with detailed information on everything from property listing to home improvement.
Used cars can provide good deals
June 10, 2002
Want a good car for a good price? This is the time to go the used-car route, especially if you are looking for a late-model vehicle. Perhaps at no other time in automotive history has there been so many quality used cars on the market.
Bouncing back
Workers coping with losing their jobs have turned to different outlets for comfort
June 10, 2002
Initially, Jeff Mason was optimistic after he was laid off from a Raleigh, N.C., financial software company in February 2001.
20-year-old female driving sensation signs with Rahal
June 10, 2002
Danica Patrick has signed with Team Rahal with the goal of getting behind the wheel of a CART entry in the next few years. The 20-year-old racing sensation from Roscoe, Ill., will drive in three races this year in the Barber Pro Dodge series, the entry level in the CART ladder system for drivers.
Brown
June 10, 2002
Ottawa  Graveside services for Clifford Roger “Charlie” Brown, 66, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Brown died Friday, June 7, 2002, at his home. He was a lifelong Ottawa resident.
Jayhawk to be named to World Team this week
June 10, 2002
Expect an announcement this week naming Kansas University’s Nick Collison an alternate for USA Basketball’s Men’s Senior National Team that will play this summer in Indianapolis.
New planner claims no agenda
June 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis You might expect Dennis Lawson to arrive on the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission as a firebrand defender of rural interests. He still lives on the same rural Douglas County farm first settled by his great-grandparents in the 1880s. And he hopes to pass the land on to his children, keeping it in the family a fifth generation.
Risks and coverage
June 10, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Increasingly, the policy on private events should be “you play, you pay.” With public funds in short supply and being diverted in so many different directions anymore, it makes sense that agencies such as the local sheriff’s office feel they will have to charge fees for coverage of private events.
Risks and coverage
June 10, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Increasingly, the policy on private events should be “you play, you pay.” With public funds in short supply and being diverted in so many different directions anymore, it makes sense that agencies such as the local sheriff’s office feel they will have to charge fees for coverage of private events.
Briefly
June 10, 2002
Uzbekistan: Nerve gas contamination found at U.S. air base Afghanistan: Loya jirga opening delayed Venezuela: Carter accepts invitation to mediate post-coup talks South Korea: Activists scuffle with police after worker’s electrocution
KU faces $100 million backlog in maintenance, director says
University short on funds to repair facilities
June 10, 2002
By Scott Rothschild From cracked sidewalks to heaving floors to damaged roofs, Kansas University is a nonstop fixer-upper, and because of a lack of funds, is falling further behind every day, officials say.
Senior Taliban says U.S. ignored warning in 1999
June 10, 2002
A senior Taliban official said he approached U.S. representatives three years ago for help in replacing the hard-line Islamic leadership but was told Washington was leery of becoming involved in internal Afghan politics, the former official said Sunday.
Company calls Hays best college town
June 10, 2002
Hays beat out Lawrence, Manhattan and Wichita to earn a company’s distinction as the best college town in Kansas. Hays, home of Fort Hays State University, rates in the top 40 best college towns to live in, according to ePodunk, an information company focused on American cities.
State briefs
June 10, 2002
Admissions director finalists scheduled to visit KU campus Department on Aging seeks program input Sixth-graders to attend career program at KU Web site connects farmers willing to help with drought
Renegades roll over Coffeyville
June 10, 2002
Early to bed and early to rise made the Lawrence Raiders, well, at least third-place finishers in the Fort Hays State Invitational 18-under baseball tournament. Playing the consolation championship game at 10 a.m., the Raiders rolled to a 12-0 rout of the Kansas City Grays on Sunday in a game shortened to four innings by the run rule.
University short on funds to repair facilities
June 10, 2002
By Scott Rothschild From cracked sidewalks to heaving floors to damaged roofs, Kansas University is a nonstop fixer-upper, and because of a lack of funds, is falling further behind every day, officials say.
Corbin
June 10, 2002
Graveside services for Lawrence W. “Lonnie” Corbin, 87, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors by Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion. Mr. Corbin died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Center.
Membership slumping at Tonganoxie chapter
June 10, 2002
By Mindie Paget Some of the veterans aged and died. Some stopped paying their dues and coming to meetings. Others just sent their money directly to the state and became members in name only.
Briefly
June 10, 2002
Texas: Three passengers killed in Greyhound bus crash Louisiana: Woodpecker search turns up only gunfire Florida: Astronauts complete first of 3 spacewalks Salt Lake City: National appeal issued in search for teen girl
Hero’s determination key to Roush’s rescue
June 10, 2002
Jack Roush’s lungs were filling with water, his life ebbing away on the bottom of an Alabama lake.
Philippines Hunt for rebels picks up intensity
June 10, 2002
The Philippine military stepped up its attack Sunday on Muslim rebels considered more vulnerable now that they no longer hold hostages as human shields. The military said that up to 1,800 more troops were joining forces that began attacking the Abu Sayyaf guerrillas in the jungles of three southern islands.
Interleague Roundup: Clemens ‘dodges’ Bonds
Giants slugger draws four walks; Yanks win, 4-2
June 10, 2002
Roger Clemens didn’t give Barry Bonds anything to swing at. Instead, the Yankees ace hit him just as he hinted and left San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker questioning the pitcher’s courage.
A question for Ashcroft
June 10, 2002
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel Pieces of the intelligence puzzle leading up to the tragedy of Sept. 11 shock us. The Man should have seen it coming. But who’s The Man? Everyone seems to want to blame someone in Washington for letting the terrorist attacks happen.
Local Briefs
June 10, 2002
3-year-old is fifth fatality from Newton car crash Newton Five people were killed and one critically injured in a fiery crash involving two pickups on a rain-slicked stretch of U.S. 50, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The accident happened Saturday afternoon about two miles west of Newton when an eastbound pickup, driven by Gerald D. Fisher Jr., Hutchinson, hydroplaned and slid sideways across the center line, the patrol said. It was hit on its passenger side by another pickup. Fisher, 37, died in the crash along with his wife, Pamela S. Fisher, 43, and another passenger, Tiffany Matthews, 15, Mulvane. The driver of the other pickup, John E. Murray Jr., 58, Wichita, also was killed. A 3-year-old boy, Jarod Fisher, Hutchinson, who was riding in the pickup driven by Fisher, died early Sunday at Wesley Medical Center. Murray’s wife, Jonita C. Murray, the only passenger in the other vehicle, was in critical condition Sunday at Wesley, a hospital official said. _____________________________________ Fatality: Train kills father, daughter Gardner An Edgerton man and his toddler daughter were struck and killed by a train early Sunday in southern Johnson County, the Sheriff’s Office said. Sgt. Brad Brown of the Johnson County Sheriff’s office said Joshua C. Owens, 21, apparently laid down on the train tracks in Gardner with his 20-month-old daughter, Salina M. Owens, in his arms. Officials said a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was heading west when an engineer spotted something on the tracks about 200 feet away. As the train got closer to the object, the man sat up, but there wasn’t enough time to stop, Brown said. Family members said Joshua Owens and the toddler’s mother, Heather Fuller, argued at a home in Edgerton in the hours leading up to the deaths. _____________________________________ Government: County to review tuition bills Douglas County commissioners today will consider paying $27,450 to cover tuition bills at six community colleges and Washburn University. Under state law, the county must pay $12 for each credit hour a county resident enrolls in at a community college or Washburn. The payments are made directly to the schools. The commission’s meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. In other action, commissioners are scheduled to: Consider a request from the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department to help finance continuation of a program to help manage and prevent teen pregnancies. Meet in executive session with the county’s attorney to discuss potential litigation. _____________________________________ Fund-raiser: Car show organizers raise $200 for purse-theft victim Four members of the Lawrence Street Rod Assn. collected just 34 cents shy of $200 Saturday for Sarah Miller, the Lawrence widow whose purse was stolen at a cemetery on Memorial Day, at the Wizard Run car parade on Massachusetts Street. The group decided to chip in the extra change to make it an even $200. Tom Wilkerson, Rod Run chairman, said the group also put a bucket out Sunday at the Fourth Annual Wizard Run car show at Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, but he hadn’t counted the donations yet. Wilkerson, who owns Jayhawk Spirit, 935 Mass., said his store planned to give an additional $300 to Miller. _____________________________________ 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. Or visit the Pump Patrol message board at www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline.
Horoscopes
June 10, 2002
Critics want agency audited
June 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney Kansas Advocacy and Protective Services is supposed to defend the rights of children and adults who have trouble defending themselves. If that means suing a school district over the way it treats a mentally ill student or suing the state for steering too many people toward nursing homes, so be it.
World Cup: Russian rioters wreak havoc after 1-0 loss to Japan; at least one dead, 50 hurt
June 10, 2002
Russian soccer fans rampaged near the Kremlin after their team lost to Japan in the World Cup on Sunday, setting fire to cars, smashing store windows and attacking a group of young Japanese musicians. At least one man was killed in the melee.
St. Joseph woman takes titles
Curry wins singles, mixed doubles divisions
June 10, 2002
By Levi Chronister Laura Curry had a pretty nice introduction to the Lawrence Open tennis tournament last weekend. Curry, who went 10-0 as a freshman at William Jewell College last season, easily won her open singles quarterfinal and semifinal matches Saturday her first time taking part in the tournament.
Auto Racing Roundup: Jarrett ends 30-race drought at Pocono
June 10, 2002
Dale Jarrett was starting to wonder when his slump would end. He knew luck played a part when that finally happened Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
Curry wins singles, mixed doubles divisions
June 10, 2002
By Levi Chronister Laura Curry had a pretty nice introduction to the Lawrence Open tennis tournament last weekend. Curry, who went 10-0 as a freshman at William Jewell College last season, easily won her open singles quarterfinal and semifinal matches Saturday  her first time taking part in the tournament.
Senators: Security plan marks start of government reorganization
June 10, 2002
Leading lawmakers on intelligence issues said Sunday that President Bush’s proposed domestic security agency did not address flaws in the FBI and CIA and was just the start of the changes needed in response to Sept. 11-related failures.
U.S. ties Korea, gains crucial point in World Cup
June 10, 2002
Ahn Jung-hwan scored a 78th-minute equalizer Monday as co-host South Korea came back to draw 1-1 with the United States in Group D. Both teams can secure a place in the second round with a draw in their final group matches Friday. The U.S., which last reached the second round in 1994 at home, plays Poland and South Korea faces Portugal.
Words linger after execution
June 10, 2002
By Bob Ray Sanders Knight Ridder Newspapers There is nothing I or anyone else can do for Napoleon Beazley now, except … Except remember him, and continue to fight against the unjust absurdity of something called capital punishment.
On the record
June 10, 2002
Briefly
June 10, 2002
Colorado: Fires destroy homes, force evacuations New York City: Brooklyn Jewish group to start armed patrols Pennsylvania: Archaeologist to search for buried colonial fort Florida: Shark bites boy’s leg Washington, D.C.: Software piracy increases worldwide
Briefly
June 10, 2002
Northern Ireland: Barricade raised in riot-torn area France: Conservatives to take control of parliament Canada: Accused imposter posed as rescuer Iran: Torture ban rejected