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Arthur Andersen convicted of obstruction of justice
June 15, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 4:41 p.m.) A jury on Saturday convicted Arthur Andersen of obstruction of justice, dealing the battered accounting firm a potentially fatal blow and giving a first victory to prosecutors investigating the sudden collapse of energy-trader Enron.
Castro leads Cubans in massive display of support for socialism
June 15, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 12:13 p.m.) Fidel Castro was the first person to sign a petition Saturday to declare the island’s four-decade-old socialist system as “untouchable,” rejecting reform demands by Cuban opposition figures and President Bush.
Saudi Arabia confirms three men held in alleged plot against U.S. and Brit warships are Saudi
June 15, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 10:27 a.m.) A Saudi diplomat has reportedly confirmed for the first time that three men detained in Morocco for allegedly planning attacks on U.S. and British warships are natives of the kingdom.
Three suspects with possible links to shoe bomber placed under investigation
June 15, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 9:26 a.m.) Three suspects arrested during a roundup of people with possible links to alleged shoe bomber Richard C. Reid were placed under investigation Saturday by a French anti-terrorism judge, judicial officials said.
National League: Boone’s solo shots power Reds
Cincinnati slugger ties game with homer in ninth, wins it in 11th
June 15, 2002
Aaron Boone’s hits have been easy to count and hard to forget. The slumping third baseman hit a tying solo homer off Mike Williams in the bottom of the ninth and another off the Pittsburgh Pirates closer in the 11th inning, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory Friday night.
Moths stage rare daytime display
June 15, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Peggy Sullivan couldn’t believe her eyes. It was one of nature’s rarer X-rated shows going on in broad daylight. Thursday morning when she arrived at work, she found the unusual display of two Cecropia moths mating.
Commission clears firm of deception charges
June 15, 2002
By Dave Ranney A high-risk investment firm did not mislead legislators when it paid the state $5 million for preferred stock it later sold for $7.6 million, according to a report released Friday.
New Southern Baptist president focuses on evangelism
June 15, 2002
Whether he’s leading his burgeoning church or the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, the Rev. Jack Graham’s message is simple focus on advancing the kingdom of God.
Renewal of Christian faith
June 15, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald “Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart” Negro spiritual Lord, help me. I’m about to do what smart people never do talk religion in public. I do this because of a woman in Russia and a man in Pennsylvania. More about her in a moment.
Religion Briefs
June 15, 2002
St. John slates two nights of Mexican Fiesta Ventriloquist to appear at Mustard Seed Calvary Temple to honor fathers Meeting to form new fellowship set St. Margaret’s continues groups program Wesleyan Church to meet at Holidome Professor to talk about India, Pakistan Trinity Lutheran plans Vacation Bible School Pastor to give Father’s Day sermon Bible school takes on river-rafting theme West Side offers Vacation Bible School Bible School planned at Indian Hills First Presbyterian says goodbye to Whitsitts Centenary Methodist slates Bible school Cornerstone offers variety of activities Community Bible Church offers school Eudora church, athletes to sponsor youth rally
K-10 Assn. discusses plans for former ammunition plant
June 15, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Members of the K-10 Assn. said Friday they were pleased with what they’ve heard about plans for a new development being considered for the old Sunflower Army Ammunition plant near DeSoto.
Briefly
June 15, 2002
Beijing: Storm toll rises to 253 Nepal: At least 51 rebels killed in camp attack Beijing: China won’t return asylum-seeker Spain: Scientists say bacteria like caveman art
Briefly
June 15, 2002
Illinois: Reagan’s boyhood home designated historic site Washington: EPA data show increase in mercury-tainted fish Washington: Government orders review of herb ephedra Minnesota: Disaster area declared in wake of flooding
U.S. soccer team down, but not out of World Cup
Despite 3-1 loss, Americans advance to second round with South Korea’s victory
June 15, 2002
Thanks to South Korea, the U.S. soccer team isn’t packing for home just yet. Needing merely a tie to advance, the Americans gave up two goals in the first five minutes against Poland on Friday and trailed by three goals with just 22 minutes left.
Zero tolerance not in policy
Bishops bar abusive priests from parishioner contact
June 15, 2002
Hoping to finally heal their fractured church, America’s Roman Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved a policy Friday that allows them to keep sexually abusive clergy in the priesthood but bar them from face-to-face contact with parishioners.
Trio face kidnapping charges
Case involves body discovered in 2001
June 15, 2002
By Mike Belt More than a year after Dale Alan Miller’s body was found under a stack of concrete chunks near Lecompton, three people have been charged with kidnapping the Topeka man. A Douglas County Sheriff’s detective and a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent on Thursday arrested Gary F. Holmes, 52, Topeka, at a north Topeka apartment, Sheriff Rick Trapp said Friday.
Kansas Basketball Notebook: KU looking for videoboard donors
Fatty growth removed from sophomore Lee’s shoulder
June 15, 2002
By Gary Bedore It doesn’t appear a new videoboard will be hanging in Allen Fieldhouse next season. Kansas University’s athletic department is in the process of raising money for a videoboard that, when installed with an upgraded sound system and perhaps new lights, would cost in excess of $1 million.
Lawrence should try to regain reputation as pace-setting city
June 15, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. For many years, Lawrence has been looked upon as one of the best examples of sound growth and development. Delegations from other cities have been sent to find out how Lawrence handled various challenges. The city was the envy of city officials and residents of numerous other communities.
Kansans disclose earnings
Brownback leads delegation in wealth
June 15, 2002
Two Kansas lawmakers sold off major assets last year, but reports released Friday don’t tell whether the state’s delegation to Congress suffered the stock market losses endured by many Americans.
Details sought on Sunflower site
K-10 Assn. discusses plans for former ammunition plant
June 15, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Members of the K-10 Assn. said Friday they were pleased with what they’ve heard about plans for a new development being considered for the old Sunflower Army Ammunition plant near DeSoto.
Governor orders troopers to halt plutonium shipments
June 15, 2002
Gov. Jim Hodges ordered state troopers and other authorities to South Carolina’s borders Friday to stop federal shipments of plutonium that could begin arriving from Colorado as early as this weekend.
Morris muzzles Kansas City - Cardinals 3, Royals 0
St. Louis starter tosses two-hitter, adds RBI single
June 15, 2002
Matt Morris wanted to finish what he started. Morris pitched eight innings of two-hit ball in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 3-0 victory against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. He wanted to pitch the ninth, but St. Louis manager Tony La Russa lifted him after 119 pitches.
Renegades trip Topeka
June 15, 2002
Lawrence’s Devon Myers hit a go-ahead, two-run home run as the Renegades defeated the Topeka Shockers, 3-1, Friday at a USSSA 18-under baseball tournament. “Yeah, I was pleased,” Lawrence coach Lynn Harrod said. “We played our first good defensive game all year.”
Parole board regrets freeing suspect in murder
Felon wanted in shooting that left 5 dead
June 15, 2002
The ex-convict wanted in a shooting rampage that left five people dead earlier this week had at least 13 disciplinary violations in prison, and the head of the state parole board now says that paroling the man “obviously” looks like a mistake.
Psychic series ‘Dead’ on arrival
June 15, 2002
You know they’re running out of ideas for weekly television series when they start basing them on old Steven King movies. Anthony Michael Hall stars in a new version of “The Dead Zone” (9 p.m., Sunday, USA), the King novel adapted for the big screen in 1983.
Commission clears firm of deception charges
June 15, 2002
By Dave Ranney A high-risk investment firm did not mislead legislators when it paid the state $5 million for preferred stock it later sold for $7.6 million, according to a report released Friday.
Nature walk, concerts, barn dance also on tap
June 15, 2002
Celebrate Father’s Day this weekend by taking good ol’ dad to a play or festival. Children can help dad keep cool with a dip in the Lawrence Aquatic Centers’ pools on Sunday.
Briefly
June 15, 2002
Washington: Justice Department reveals 147 held in connection to 9-11 Virginia: Lindh’s lawyers say client did not have Miranda rights Maryland: FBI probes possibility anthrax smuggled out of Fort Detrick
s shoulder
June 15, 2002
By Gary Bedore It doesn’t appear a new videoboard will be hanging in Allen Fieldhouse next season. Kansas University’s athletic department is in the process of raising money for a videoboard that, when installed with an upgraded sound system and perhaps new lights, would cost in excess of $1 million.
Case involves body discovered in 2001
June 15, 2002
By Mike Belt More than a year after Dale Alan Miller’s body was found under a stack of concrete chunks near Lecompton, three people have been charged with kidnapping the Topeka man. A Douglas County Sheriff’s detective and a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent on Thursday arrested Gary F. Holmes, 52, Topeka, at a north Topeka apartment, Sheriff Rick Trapp said Friday.
Thomas E. Ashley
June 15, 2002
What’s Online - Softball site provides local softball information
June 15, 2002
For all the information needed on the summer softball activities.
Ryder enters innocent plea
Actress’ lawyer tries to disqualify D.A.
June 15, 2002
Winona Ryder pleaded innocent Friday to shoplifting and drug charges, and her lawyer said he’d try to disqualify the District Attorney’s Office from trying the case. The motion for disqualification by Ryder’s attorney, Mark Geragos, was placed under seal, but he had said previously he believed prosecutors were not treating his client fairly.
Please allow me to introduce myself: Sir Mick
Superstar Jagger knighted along with directors Trevor Nunn, Jonathan Miller and painter Peter Blake
June 15, 2002
Mick Jagger, the rock ‘n’ roll bad boy who once outraged the British establishment with his wild lifestyle, was knighted today for his service to music. Jagger, 58, will now be known officially as Sir Michael Philip Jagger. Also knighted were directors Trevor Nunn and Jonathan Miller, and painter Peter Blake.
People
June 15, 2002
Burnett shares pain of death Hanson brother forms new duo Newman defends Eminem Dad displeases Spielberg children
U.S. Open: Woods weathers Round 2
Tiger extends lead to three over Harrington
June 15, 2002
Getting through 18 holes on rain-soaked Bethpage Black might be easier than what lies ahead trying to catch Tiger Woods on a monster of a course that hasn’t been much of a match for him at this U.S. Open.
White House disclosures reveal financial disparity
June 15, 2002
This White House, like others before it, has its share of fat cats. But some of President Bush’s top aides are much better off than others. Compare, for example, Karl Rove and Karen Hughes, the White House staffers closest to the president’s ear.
Hundreds turn out to say goodbye to slain missionary
Mourners pay final tribute to kidnap victim
June 15, 2002
Every night, when he was being handcuffed to a tree deep in the Philippine jungle, Martin Burnham would look his armed captors in the eye and say, “Thank you very much.” Then the missionary wished them goodnight.
College World Series: Clemson outslugs Nebraska
Baker’s single in ninth gives Tigers 11-10 first-round victory
June 15, 2002
Jeff Baker’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Clemson an 11-10 victory over Nebraska on Friday night in the opening round of the College World Series.
Explosion near U.S. consulate kills at least 11, injures 45
June 15, 2002
A suicide driver slammed his explosives-packed vehicle Friday into a concrete barrier in front of the U.S. consulate, setting off a huge explosion that killed 11 people and injured 45.
Raiders drop two in Omaha
June 15, 2002
Lawrence’s Raiders 18-under baseball team dropped a pair of games at the 10-team College World Series American Legion tournament on Friday. Papillion (Neb.) used a four-run first inning to trip the Raiders, 7-2. Omaha (Neb.) Creighton Prep scored 11 runs in the third to down the Raiders, 13-3.
Interleague Roundup: Hundley humbles Chisox
Cubs catcher belts two home runs in 8-4 victory
June 15, 2002
Struggling at the plate and booed mercilessly by fans at the park where he grew up, there were times last year when Todd Hundley regretted coming home. It’s taken awhile, but he’s finally starting to feel the love of the Wrigley Field faithful. And the timing of his redemption couldn’t have been any better.
Area briefs
June 15, 2002
Federal judges push back congressional filing deadline GOP chairman predicts support for local school taxes Johnson County opens Kill Creek Park lake Transplant assistance fund accepting aid applications
Misdirected funds
June 15, 2002
Behavior of teens often associated with hormonal changes
June 15, 2002
My teen-age son is becoming increasingly difficult to get along with. Isn’t there some way to avoid this blackout period and the other stresses associated with the adolescent voyage?
Engagements
June 15, 2002
Scouting News
June 15, 2002
Around and About
June 15, 2002
Volunteers offer boat-safety checks
June 15, 2002
By Mark Fagan Attention boat owners: Shirley Higgins wants to check your battery, fuel lines, bilge, navigational lights, anchor, life preservers and anything else that might play a role in an emergency situation.
6Sports video report: Raiders 0-2 in Omaha
June 15, 2002
6Sports reports on the Raiders’ first two games in the Omaha Tournament.
6Sports video report: Firebirds coach to head up girls team
June 15, 2002
6Sports reports on Brian Duncan’s switch from coaching the sophomore boys’ basketball team to coaching the girls’ team.
Briefly
June 15, 2002
Havana: Cubans asked to declare socialism ‘untouchable’ Congo: 60 killed in attack
Renegades trip Topeka
June 15, 2002
Lawrence’s Devon Myers hit a go-ahead, two-run home run as the Renegades defeated the Topeka Shockers, 3-1, Friday at a USSSA 18-under baseball tournament. “Yeah, I was pleased,” Lawrence coach Lynn Harrod said. “We played our first good defensive game all year.”
Pharmacy professor left mark on program
June 15, 2002
By Terry Rombeck George Traiger never settled for simply teaching courses at Kansas University’s School of Pharmacy. He always got more involved than that. “He’s made a lasting footprint on the school,” said Dean Jack Fincham.
s gloomy forecast
June 15, 2002
Sprint Corp.’s shares fell Friday, dragging down rivals’ stocks, after the third- biggest U.S. long-distance telephone company said sales and wireless-customer growth this year would lag forecasts.
Software theft hearing continues
June 15, 2002
By Mike Belt A mathematical physicist and computer expert didn’t deprive a research firm of computer code for a program designed to measure brain waves. The firm, Flint Hills Scientific LLC, Lawrence, had the code all along and didn’t realize it.
Raiders drop two in Omaha
June 15, 2002
Lawrence’s Raiders 18-under baseball team dropped a pair of games at the 10-team College World Series American Legion tournament on Friday. Papillion (Neb.) used a four-run first inning to trip the Raiders, 7-2. Omaha (Neb.) Creighton Prep scored 11 runs in the third to down the Raiders, 13-3.
Free State turns to Duncan to coach girls
June 15, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Bryan Duncan, coach of Free State High’s sophomore boys basketball team since the school opened in 1997, will be in charge of the Firebirds’ varsity girls team next season.
On the record
June 15, 2002
Funeral Mass said for slain Benedictines
June 15, 2002
Two monks fatally shot at a Roman Catholic abbey were remembered as “icons of honesty and simplicity” who were taken in a brutal and senseless way. More than 1,000 people filled the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, the site of Monday’s bloodshed, for Friday’s Mass for the Rev. Philip Schuster and Brother Damian Larson.
Speeches net Clinton $9 million
June 15, 2002
Former president Bill Clinton earned more than $9 million last year by making nearly 60 speeches in more than a dozen countries, raking in fees that appear to set a record for lecture circuit profits.
Retiree scores ace twice
June 15, 2002
Tom Terrill, a 20-handicap golfer who plays a couple of times a week, beat odds estimated at 67 million-to-1 by scoring two holes-in-one during the same round.
6News video report: Three men charged in connection with human remains found one year ago
June 15, 2002
6News reports on the kidnapping charges brought against three men in the disappearance of Dale Allen Miller.
Earthquake hits near proposed nuclear waste site
June 15, 2002
Despite an early morning earthquake that rumbled nearby, federal officials insisted Friday that the site of a proposed national nuclear waste repository in the Nevada desert was safe.
Central Asia becoming radioactive marketplace
June 15, 2002
A passenger toted a 20-pound stash of radioactive thorium powder onto a bus in his luggage. Another smuggler, unwisely, stuck a highly radioactive capsule in his trousers pocket as he boarded a flight. Chechen rebels were the apparent customers for stolen radium in a third case.
Prosecutors hail Andersen jury ruling
June 15, 2002
The judge in the Arthur Andersen LLP obstruction of justice trial ruled Friday that jurors did not have to agree on who committed the crime as long as each of them believed somebody did.
Car spree not related to missing girl
June 15, 2002
The search for 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart took a confusing twist Friday as authorities tracked a string of stolen cars across three states before deciding the spree had nothing to do with the missing girl.
Father gets life in prison for starving son to death
June 15, 2002
A religious sect leader who said he was following instructions from God when he let his infant son slowly and painfully starve to death was convicted of murder Friday and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Atom bomb parts may be auctioned
June 15, 2002
A federal judge declined Friday to block the sale of remnants from the atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston freed Butterfields Auctioneers to release the two arming mechanisms from the atomic bomb dropped from the Enola Gay on Aug. 6, 1945, killing about 140,000 Japanese.
Former Jayhawk Gogel misses cut
June 15, 2002
Former Kansas University golfer Matt Gogel, bothered by back problems, failed to make the cut in the U.S. Open on Friday. Gogel carded a 10-over-par 80 on Friday to go with his opening round of 78 on Thursday and finished with a 36-hole total of 158.
Japanese-American gets high school diploma 60 years after camp
June 15, 2002
Akira “Ike” Nakamura took 60 years to graduate from Castlemont High School. And when he did, he got two diplomas: one for 2002, one for 1944. For 1944 was the year he would have graduated had the U.S. government not sent him along with tens of thousands of other Japanese-Americans into desert internment camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Colorado fires threaten state’s tourism industry
June 15, 2002
While an army of firefighters struggle to shield residences from Colorado’s massive wildfires, a fight has begun to protect another potential casualty: the state’s $7 billion tourism industry.
Citibank agrees to block online credit gambling
June 15, 2002
Citibank, the nation’s largest credit-card issuer, has agreed to block online gambling using its credit cards, the state attorney general said Friday.
Day at the Pool courts dads
Nature walk, concerts, barn dance also on tap
June 15, 2002
Celebrate Father’s Day this weekend by taking good ol’ dad to a play or festival. Children can help dad keep cool with a dip in the Lawrence Aquatic Centers’ pools on Sunday.
WVU loses its last center
June 15, 2002
Chris Garnett, the only center left on the West Virginia basketball roster, has been released from his scholarship and will transfer to another school.
Jarrett earns Satellite 400 pole
Driver continues sizz after winning last week at Pocono
June 15, 2002
Dale Jarrett, fresh off his first victory of the season, followed it Friday by winning his first pole of the year. Jarrett, driving the same Ford Taurus he raced to victory at Pocono last week, ran a lap of 189.071 mph around Michigan International Speedway to earn the top starting spot for Sunday’s Sirius Satellite 400.
Mom-and-pop sellers voice eBay gripes
Despite roaring success, auction site struggles to keep die-hard users happy as it courts big firms
June 15, 2002
Twelve eBay users from around the country have been invited to company headquarters to give the Internet auction site’s executives pieces of their minds: Customer service is lousy. The search engine is weak. Pop-up ads are deplorable.
Six women to join Colombian Cabinet
June 15, 2002
Colombia’s first female defense minister said Friday she would strengthen the army and seek more military aid from the United States and other nations to fight leftist rebels.
Fatalities mourned 20 years after war
June 15, 2002
Several hundred Falkland Islanders and Britain’s military veterans remembered their dead Friday, 20 years after Britain routed Argentina in a war that kept this remote South Atlantic archipelago British and embittered toward its nearest neighbor.
Auburn’s Harrington to remain in draft
June 15, 2002
Auburn guard Adam Harrington announced he will remain in the NBA draft after receiving favorable reviews from scouts. Harrington signed with agent Dan Fagan, a move that would prevents him from returning to Auburn next season if he has second thoughts about turning pro.
Israel puts up fence; terrorism denounced
June 15, 2002
Yasser Arafat’s new security chief said Friday he would not let the Palestinian image be soiled by terrorism, but he was vague on how to dismantle the militias attacking Israelis.
Baseball Briefs
June 15, 2002
Griffey to miss series with hamstring injury Ray’s Kennedy suspended Cubs’ righty suspended Reds get Chen
Local briefs
June 15, 2002
City bus passes may soon be sold at grocery stores Eunice Ebert-Stallworth, shown above, loves the T. But she has often wished it were easier to buy a monthly pass for the city bus system. After all, the passes are sold only between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at City Hall the same hours Ebert-Stallworth has to be at work. That soon won’t be a problem. Karin Rexroad, the city’s transit administrator, said Friday the T was working on arrangements to sell monthly passes at Lawrence grocery stores. Rexroad said she hoped the passes would initially be available at The Community Mercantile at Ninth and Iowa streets, followed by Dillons and Hy-Vee locations. She said the passes could be available at the stores by the end of summer. ____________________________________________ Animal Control: Police awaiting results of rabies test on skunk Lawrence Police should know next week whether a skunk an officer killed Friday morning in west Lawrence had rabies. Police received a call from a business in the 5000 block of West 15th Street about a skunk behaving unusually, Police Sgt. Doug Bell said. Police first sent a pest control company to investigate, but once it was determined the skunk probably was sick, animal control and patrol officers responded, Bell said. The skunk was walking toward officers, Bell said, while most wild animals will avoid humans. An officer shot the skunk, Bell said, and a local veterinarian sent the animal’s head to Kansas State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for testing. Bell expects results next week. Two cases of rabies were confirmed in May in Lawrence one in a skunk in North Lawrence and one in a bat in the 1200 block of East 21st Street. No human exposure was reported in either of those cases or Friday’s possible rabies case. ____________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.24 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price.
Talk of fourth straight title rules L.A. celebration
June 15, 2002
The Los Angeles Lakers celebrated their third consecutive NBA title Friday with a triumphant parade and promises to thousands of fans that the team will top its “threepeat” with a fourth championship next year.
Red Wings weren’t deterred by egos
June 15, 2002
Amid the red-and-white confetti, as players piled merrily upon Dominik Hasek, the champion Detroit Red Wings finally revealed why they might be one of hockey’s greatest teams ever.
WNBA Roundup: Dales-Schuman scores 20 as Mystics win
June 15, 2002
Rookie Stacey Dales-Schuman scored 20 points to lead the Washington Mystics to their fifth consecutive win, a 69-63 victory over the Cleveland Rockers on Friday night.
Priest faces local charge
June 15, 2002
By Mike Belt A Catholic priest who once lived in Lawrence was arrested Friday on a Douglas County charge of indecent liberties with a child. The Rev. Dennis Schmitz, 41, turned himself in to a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. He was then taken to jail and later released on $15,000 bond.
South Korea advances
Co-hosts eliminate Portugal to reach second round
June 15, 2002
South Korea ended nearly a half-century of frustration at the World Cup, finally reaching the second round. It was kind enough to help the United States advance, too. In the first World Cup in Asia, the other co-host, Japan, also advanced unbeaten, helping preserve the record of no host nation ever going out in the first round.
Software theft hearing continues
June 15, 2002
By Mike Belt A mathematical physicist and computer expert didn’t deprive a research firm of computer code for a program designed to measure brain waves. The firm, Flint Hills Scientific LLC, Lawrence, had the code all along and didn’t realize it.
Sprint shares plunge on company’s gloomy forecast
June 15, 2002
Sprint Corp.’s shares fell Friday, dragging down rivals’ stocks, after the third- biggest U.S. long-distance telephone company said sales and wireless-customer growth this year would lag forecasts.
Farmland expects $17 million from settlement
June 15, 2002
Farmland Industries Inc. said it expects to receive $17 million from the settlement of a price-fixing lawsuit against chemical giant BASF Corp. The proposed settlement was disclosed in court documents filed this week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court by Farmland, which has asked for expedited court approval of the deal.
Margaret E. (Ely) Gonzales
June 15, 2002
Business Briefcase
June 15, 2002
Leaders serve hot dogs to show appreciation First quarter: Bankrupt retailer Kmart reports $1.45 billion loss Labor: Auto parts workers end strike Utility: SEC seeks Aquila data
Michael W. Floyd
June 15, 2002
Daily Ticker
June 15, 2002
Volunteers offer boat-safety checks
June 15, 2002
By Mark Fagan Attention boat owners: Shirley Higgins wants to check your battery, fuel lines, bilge, navigational lights, anchor, life preservers and anything else that might play a role in an emergency situation.
A saintly priest
St. John honors Padre Pio with Masses, chapel naming
June 15, 2002
By Jim Baker When Pope John Paul II canonizes a simple Italian priest named Padre Pio this weekend in a celebration at the Vatican, it will hold special meaning for Pat Lechtenberg.
Pharmacy professor left mark on program
June 15, 2002
By Terry Rombeck George Traiger never settled for simply teaching courses at Kansas University’s School of Pharmacy. He always got more involved than that. “He’s made a lasting footprint on the school,” said Dean Jack Fincham.
District hires new principal
June 15, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The new principal of Wakarusa Valley School will no longer have to drive as far to visit relatives, including a daughter in Lawrence. Donna Black, who has been principal of Swaney School in Derby since 1991, was named Friday to take over at Wakarusa Valley, which is southwest of Lawrence.
Kid stuff?
June 15, 2002
Journal-World Editorial It is not wise for parents to shrug off the dangers of so-called body art. The news from the tattoo/body-piercing front does not seem to be getting any better without even taking into account the risks for disease and infections resulting from such activity.
Anti-terrorism stand might help topple Arafat
June 15, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The score is 6-0, which represents the number of times Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has visited President Bush vs. the administration shutout of Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat.
Spirituality
June 15, 2002
Shrine about to open along I-80 in Nebraska Evangelical Lutherans boost Jewish-Christian relations
Taking a leading role
Clergyman believes in using any tool to fill pews
June 15, 2002
The Rev. Michael Jamison, of Topeka’s Unity Church of Christianity, has no aspirations to land a role on Broadway one day. He’s not even sure he’s going to try out for a part in a Topeka Civic Theatre production.
Fireworks danger
June 15, 2002
A step backward
June 15, 2002
Good decision
June 15, 2002
Old Home Town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
June 15, 2002
Volunteers help rebuild community grocery store
June 15, 2002
After this town of 500 lost its only grocery store to a fire in December, residents not only raised money to rebuild it, they helped with the construction. Janette Callaway, who owns the Almena Market with her husband, Jeff, said residents had helped put on the roof, cleaned up after the construction crew, hauled in equipment, stocked the shelves and raised money.
State briefs
June 15, 2002
Cheney: Hutchinson man falls from boat, drowns Pittsburg: Foot found among rocks not human, police say Atchison: Eight injured in fire at Atchison Casting
Military News
June 15, 2002
Weddings
June 15, 2002
Anniversaries
June 15, 2002
4-H News
June 15, 2002
Club News
June 15, 2002
Being responsible means keeping cats indoors
June 15, 2002
June is Adopt a Cat Month. Shelters across the country use this opportunity to promote cat adoption, the importance of spaying/neutering and responsible cat ownership.
Dogs can recover from heartworms
June 15, 2002
I knew I should have kept my dog on heartworm preventive all year-round, but I just let it slip my mind. Now that he has heartworms, does that mean the end?
Monster’s Ball’ DVD explores raw themes
June 15, 2002
We’re all adults here, right? We’re all anxious to see “Monster’s Ball” on DVD in the comfort of our own homes so we can reflect on director Marc Forster’s themes of racism, generational violence and the like.
Free State turns to Duncan to coach girls
June 15, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Bryan Duncan, coach of Free State High’s sophomore boys basketball team since the school opened in 1997, will be in charge of the Firebirds’ varsity girls team next season.
Kid stuff?
June 15, 2002
Journal-World Editorial It is not wise for parents to shrug off the dangers of so-called body art. The news from the tattoo/body-piercing front does not seem to be getting any better  without even taking into account the risks for disease and infections resulting from such activity.
Horoscopes
June 15, 2002
Moths stage rare daytime display
June 15, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Peggy Sullivan couldn’t believe her eyes. It was one of nature’s rarer X-rated shows going on in broad daylight. Thursday morning when she arrived at work, she found the unusual display of two Cecropia moths mating.
Swede earns Fair Play prize
June 15, 2002
Magnus Norman jokingly said he deserved a fair play award for conceding match point to Sebastien Grosjean in the 2001 Australian Open.