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Forestry employee charged with starting Colorado wildfire
June 16, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 5:52 p.m.) A U.S. Forest Service employee was charged Sunday with starting the fire that scorched more than 100,000 acres in the Pike National Forest and destroyed at least 22 homes.
Democratic leader favors replacement of Arafat
Daschle says negotiations will be difficult until then
June 16, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 5:51 p.m.) Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said Sunday that the Palestinian movement should replace Yasser Arafat to increase the chances of bringing about peace in the Middle East.
Colorado firefighters battling on several fronts
Fire near Durango spreads
June 16, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 10:33 a.m.) As firefighters gained ground on a wildfire threatening the suburbs southwest of Denver, another blaze flared up in the southwest corner of the state, forcing the evacuation of more than 180 homes near Durango.
Explosions damage gasoline tankers bound for U.S. base at Kandahar
June 16, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 8:13 a.m.) Two small bombs attached to Pakistani gasoline tanker trucks that supply U.S. troops exploded early Sunday, causing slight damage but no injuries, police said.
Militant attacks flare in Kashmir, killing 12
June 16, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 8:06 a.m.) Suspected Islamic militants hurled grenades and opened fire on police, sleeping villagers and Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir, killing 12 people in the first such assaults in three weeks, Indian officials said Sunday.
April birthday; June celebration
British mark queen’s 76th with ‘Trooping of the Color’ parade
June 16, 2002
In the latest display of pageantry and splendor in Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee year, hundreds of guardsmen in impeccable red coats and black bearskin hats saluted the monarch Saturday to mark her birthday.
Playwright’s chance encounter leads to ‘New Look at the Odd Couple’
June 16, 2002
One day, as Neil Simon was driving to his home in West Los Angeles, he turned on the radio and heard something familiar. An acting troupe was performing his classic 1965 play, “The Odd Couple.” After listening for several minutes, the playwright mused to himself, “I can do better.”
Youngster’s jewelry wins art show award
June 16, 2002
David Nieto, a sixth-grader at Prairie Park School, recently won second place in the jewelry category for ages 9-12 at the Red Earth Art Competition in Oklahoma City, Okla. His entry was a sterling silver and lapis stone bracelet.
Ordinary Life’ stories poignant
June 16, 2002
Elizabeth Berg’s collection of short stories reminds the reader of a photo album of wacky relatives and acquaintances.
What are you reading?
June 16, 2002
Families share the stage
Annie Get Your Gun’ opens Friday in Baldwin
June 16, 2002
By Kristin Callaway For 11 years, Kathy Davis has headed a community effort to produce Broadway-style, outdoor productions using local talent and an open field. Nothing has changed this time around.
Olsen twins expand a $1 billion brand
June 16, 2002
Already one of the most powerful brands for “tweens,” Mary-Kate and Ashley are all about growing older and bigger. The twin girls turned 16 on Thursday, in a year that is expected to see their merchandising and entertainment empire gross $1 billion in sales.
Land mines have disappeared off public’s radar
June 16, 2002
By Roger Martin Media folks have attention deficit disorder. In fact, maybe that’s why they write about ADD so much or will until they lose interest in it. We’re forever fixating on some new threat to health, then dropping it. We can skip from sickle cell anemia to bubble boys in the blink of an eye.
Do you have what it takes to be a Ya-Ya?
June 16, 2002
So you’re no Sandra Bullock or Ashley Judd. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be a Ya-Ya. In “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” Judd and Bullock join Ellen Burstyn, Maggie Smith, Fionnula Flanagan and Shirley Knight for the big-screen version of Rebecca Wells’ best-selling book.
Everything’s coming up roses in city’s parks
June 16, 2002
June is busting out all over and so are the blossoms in Lawrence city parks. This week on “Home and Away,” host Cathy Hamilton will introduce you to some of the people responsible for maintaining our beautiful public grounds and find out how they manage 50 parks.
New England towns still grant canes to oldest residents
June 16, 2002
No one knows why Edwin Grozier, publisher of the Boston Post, decided in 1909 to give a gold-headed ebony cane to the oldest man in hundreds of New England towns. Almost a century later, Grozier’s newspaper is long defunct and many of the original canes are lost.
Lawrence briefs
June 16, 2002
Seminar on depression offered in KCK ‘Travel’ event offered
American castles cast their spell
New England home boasts dramatic flair
June 16, 2002
Deep in the green rolling hills of central Connecticut, perched hundreds of feet above the wide banks of a river, is one of New England’s more, well, intriguing man-made treasures Gillette Castle.
Lake Tahoe fortress has colorful history
June 16, 2002
Long before today’s jet set discovered Lake Tahoe, the strange doings at George Whittell’s “castle” were the stuff of legend.
Travel briefs
June 16, 2002
Top 10 national parks Visitors to Sydney have whale of opportunity Patriotic festival inspired by 9-11
News shows announce guest lineups
June 16, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows.
Americans hoping for support
Mexico won’t enjoy its traditional advantage in stands against U.S.
June 16, 2002
Claudio Reyna expects one big difference Monday when the United States plays Mexico for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. “It’s the first time we’re not going to be playing in a pro-Mexican crowd be it in the United States or Mexico,” the U.S. captain said Saturday.
Simontacchi continues to sizzle - Cardinals 5, Royals 3
St. Louis rookie improves to 5-0
June 16, 2002
Right now, the St. Louis Cardinals’ most consistent pitcher is a 28-year-old rookie. Jason Simontacchi kept his improbable run going, pitching into the seventh inning and driving in a run for his fifth straight victory as the Cardinals beat Kansas City, 5-3, Saturday.
Consulate attack theory rethought
Bombing may have employed remote-controlled device, authorities say
June 16, 2002
Investigators who first blamed a suicide bomber for a deadly blast outside the U.S. consulate were examining on Saturday whether it was caused by a remote-controlled bomb hidden in a driver’s education car taking three women to get licenses.
Half of KU’s football schedule has been finalized
June 16, 2002
Kickoff times for the first half of Kansas University’s 12-game 2002 football schedule have been announced. The Jayhawks will open at Iowa State on Aug. 31 in an 11:30 a.m. contest that will be televised regionally. Then KU will play four night games in September, starting with a 9 p.m., Lawrence time, start at Nevada-Las Vegas on Sept. 7.
Bush pushes affordable housing plan
June 16, 2002
President Bush pitched a plan to make it easier for black people and Hispanics to become homeowners through government incentives and grants to help on down payments.
Hall of Fame jockey to retire
June 16, 2002
Hall of fame jockey Chris McCarron announced Saturday he will retire after a 28-year career in which he racked up more than 7,000 wins. The 47-year-old McCarron made the announcement at Hollywood Park, where in April of 2001 he became only the seventh rider in history to notch 7,000 wins.
Secret reports on smallpox stir U.S. conference
June 16, 2002
Officials weighing whether to dispense smallpox vaccine to the nation were presented with the possibility Saturday that the virus might be a more effective terrorist weapon than they thought.
Jockey sets record for wins
June 16, 2002
Derek Bell became the first jockey to win six races in one card in Canterbury Park’s 15 seasons. Bell said he was unaware of the quality of his mounts prior to racing.
Fleisher happy with decision
June 16, 2002
Bruce Fleisher has no regrets about giving up his spot in the U.S. Open. “The USGA was kind enough to give me a spot because of the (U.S. Senior) Open championship. That doesn’t mean you have to take it,” Fleisher said Saturday after shooting an 8-under-par 64 in the second round of the BellSouth Senior Classic.
Sorenstam fantastic in France
Golfer runs away with 4-shot victory at Evian Masters
June 16, 2002
Annika Sorenstam shot a 3-under-par 69 Saturday to win her second Evian Masters championship and sixth title of the season. Sorenstam finished with a four-round total of 19-under 269, four strokes ahead of Sweden’s Maria Hjorth and South Korea’s Mi Hyun Kim, who shared second place at 273.
Some players in scandal still in public light
June 16, 2002
Watergate was a defining moment in the careers of many people inside and outside of government. Here is a look at some of the more prominent figures involved in the scandal.
Students identify Pat Buchanan as Deep Throat
June 16, 2002
As Monday’s 30th anniversary of Watergate nears, student investigators at the University of Illinois have concluded that Deep Throat, the White House source who helped journalists unravel the greatest political scandal in American history, was most likely conservative commentator Pat Buchanan.
Raiders take two at tourney
Lawrence defeats Nebraska teams
June 16, 2002
In the words of coach Carl Brooks, it was a “great day to be a Raider.” The 18-under baseball team from Lawrence pounded 32 hits in winning two games Saturday at the Omaha College World Series American Legion Tournament.
Dirty bomb suspect’s friend is arrested
Muslim detained on immigration charge
June 16, 2002
A South Florida Muslim leader with ties to dirty bomb suspect Jose Padilla has been arrested by a federal counterterrorism task force and is being held on an alleged immigration violation, Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesman Rodney Germain said Saturday.
Renegades reach title game
June 16, 2002
Lawrence’s Renegades defeated Independence, 6-5, on Friday in the pool championship game of the six-team Ottawa USSSA tournament. The Renegades, 8-5 overall, advance to today’s title game against a yet-to-be determined opponent at 4:30 p.m. today at Ottawa’s Drake Field.
Smoking gun’ memo unraveled jury deadlock
June 16, 2002
After 21 days of testimony and thousands of pages of evidence not to mention two tons of shredded documents it came down to one piece of paper: a memo by Arthur Andersen lawyer Nancy Temple suggesting changes to a press release announcing a revised Enron earnings statement.
Dodgers’ Green belts four in a row
June 16, 2002
Dodgers slugger Shawn Green homered in his first two trips to the plate Saturday night to tie a major league record with home runs in four straight at-bats. Green, who matched a big league mark with four homers in one game against Milwaukee last month, connected four times in a row over two games against the Anaheim Angels.
Margaret E. (Ely) Gonzales
June 16, 2002
Firm to halt auditing of public companies
June 16, 2002
Arthur Andersen LLP, the world’s fifth-largest accounting firm, will halt auditing public companies by the end of August, the result of a conviction for destroying evidence in a federal investigation of Enron Corp.
Hundreds turn out for mobster’s burial
June 16, 2002
A decade after Gambino mob boss John Gotti lost his long battle with prosecutors and was sentenced to life behind bars, the “Dapper Don” was laid to rest Saturday in a cemetery that holds other infamous mobsters.
Dole takes on supporting role in wife’s election bid
June 16, 2002
Bob Dole has led soldiers in battle and the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate. He won the GOP nomination for the presidency and, more recently, pitched Pepsi and Viagra in commercials. Now he is settling into a simpler, though unfamiliar, role the candidate’s spouse.
Pudge’s future unclear but legacy in Texas isn’t
Rangers owner likely to jettison catcher during offseason in cost-cutting move
June 16, 2002
Ivan Rodriguez leans back in a black leather chair, his hands wrapped around a bat and his eyes fixed upon a TV showing video of the next opponent. The No. 7 Texas Rangers jersey hangs behind him, awaiting Rodriguez as it has since he became a starter as a 19-year-old rookie.
Confusion reigns over loya jirga
June 16, 2002
With the president elected, the Afghan grand council closes in two days and delegates by Saturday had failed to even begin formal discussion on naming a legislature or choosing a new Cabinet.
Settlement firefight leaves three dead
June 16, 2002
A firefight Saturday near a Jewish settlement in the northern Gaza Strip left two Israeli soldiers and a Palestinian gunman dead, the Israeli military said, and Israeli troops rolled into two West Bank towns.
Owner Childress looking for answers
Harvick, Gordon swap crews, but it’s probably too late to salvage miserable Winston Cup season
June 16, 2002
The routine will be familiar to car owner Richard Childress: He’ll climb atop his pit box and look toward the back of the field for his three cars when the green flag falls on the Sirius Satellite Radio 400.
DeFerran squeezes teammate for top slot
June 16, 2002
Gil de Ferran edged Penske teammate Helio Castroneves to capture the pole position Saturday for today’s Radisson 225 Indy Racing League event. De Ferran, one of only four drivers to win consecutive CART championships, turned a qualifying lap of 177.998 mph to earn his second pole of the season.
Wildflower Walk draws nature lovers
June 16, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Nature lovers got a late-spring treat Saturday a trek through fields of knee-high eastern gama grass, black-eyed Susans, New Jersey Tea and dozens of other Kansas wildflowers in full bloom.
New York fans turn this Open into a party
Spectators active during early rounds
June 16, 2002
Only in New York could this happen. Where else could they stage a golf tournament the national championship, no less and make the atmosphere seem more like a football game? Where else but New York could a golf tournament turn it into a raucous party in which the spectators become as active as the participants?
Faldo finds new hope after carding 66
June 16, 2002
Nick Faldo was so happy to be invited to the U.S. Open that he came to Bethpage Black wearing an “I Love New York” cap. After finding a game Saturday he thought might have been long gone, he was bordering on ecstatic.
Local briefs
June 16, 2002
Animals display talents Buddy, a Brittany-sheltie mix, sang his way to first place at the People and Their Amazing Animals talent search Saturday at Lawrence Feed and Farm Supply. Buddy sang “New York, New York” with his owner, Jason Purinton, Lawrence, and claimed entry into the national competition. Chloe, a Newfoundland, grabbed second place for waving. Chloe’s owner is Lisa Toburen, Lawrence. Third place went to Oreo, a springer spaniel-border collie mix, for singing. Oreo’s owner is Krystyna Hilding, Lawrence. A videotape of Buddy singing will be sent to the national competition. The top three pets will win cash prizes $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place and $3,000 for third place. The contest is sponsored by Purina Mills, LLC, Mazuri, RPA Biotech, Pet Magic Inc., PMI Nutrition and Hamilton Products. ____________________________________________ Development: City commission to consider rezoning at Sixth and Folks Lawrence city commissioners will consider Tuesday initiating the rezoning of agricultural land at Sixth Street and Folks Road. Commissioners have deferred another zoning request to rezone 15 adjacent acres on the southwest corner of the intersection for apartment and office use. The project planned there by Lawrence developer Doug Compton has drawn protest from residents of the surrounding neighborhood, who say they want to keep a single-family residential atmosphere in the area. Commissioners have delayed that rezoning request until they can consider rezoning the agricultural land at the corner. The commission will discuss the issue at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. ____________________________________________ State politics: Candidate releases ag policy A candidate for the Republican nomination for governor has released his agriculture policy statement. If elected, State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger said he would hold an annual summit to address the needs and concerns of agriculture. Top agri-business leaders, national policy-makers and leading-edge farmers and ranchers from around the world would be invited. A complete copy of the policy statement is online at www.timshallenburger.com. Shallenburger is set to face Dan Bloom, a former Eudora school superintendent; Dave Kerr, a state senator from Hutchinson; and Bob Knight, mayor of Wichita; in the Aug. 6 Republican primary. ____________________________________________ 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.
World Cup: England blanks Denmark, 3-0
Owen scores goal, sits out second half with groin injury
June 16, 2002
Coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is working his magic again. Once embattled England advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Cup with an impressive 3-0 victory over Denmark on Saturday, the team that ended the reign of defending champion France in the first round.
Lawrence commuter report
June 16, 2002
Thomas R. Gerhart
June 16, 2002
Common carp bow mark falls at Lake Lotawana
June 16, 2002
Tim Dernosek probably doesn’t need to worry about whether the fishing record he set on May 28 will be broken any time soon. The common carp he caught at Lake Lotawana topped the previous record by nearly 20 pounds.
Outdoors Briefs
June 16, 2002
Missouri man snaps state white bass mark Cabela’s purchases Ozawkie Marine Saathoffs catch five LFOC bass champs Roth finishes ninth KWA Milford champs
First female commander appointed at McConnell
June 16, 2002
Col. Michelle Johnson has become McConnell Air Force Base’s first female commander. Col. Ron Ladnier, who has commanded the 22nd Air Refueling Wing for a year, officially passed command to Johnson during a change of command ceremony Friday at McConnell.
Missouri dispenses free firearms locks
June 16, 2002
Firearms locks, keys to secure the locks and safety brochures are included in free firearms safety kits being distributed by the Conservation Federation of Missouri, the Department of Conservation and the state’s law enforcement agencies.
Teachers hand out grades to lawmakers
June 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter In the eyes of a statewide teacher organization, Lawrence Democrats Troy Findley and Barbara Ballard are at the top of the class in their support of state funding for public education.
Consider cash flow after divorce
June 16, 2002
USPS releases ‘Heroes’ stamp
June 16, 2002
They always will be remembered. We never shall forget their bravery, courage and fortitude. They are the heroes of 9-11.
Unfair mandate
June 16, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The continuation of out-district tuition payments to community colleges in other counties places an unfair tax burden on local taxpayers. One of the attractive aspects of the legislation that united state universities, community colleges and vocational-technical schools under the supervision of the Kansas Board of Regents was the provision that would drop the fees counties pay to subsidize community colleges in other cities.
End to estate tax is hard to justify
June 16, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group It is not often that one hears a United States senator confess in public that he was “truly dumbfounded.” That was the phrase Connecticut Democrat Christopher Dodd applied to himself the other evening as he contemplated the fact that most of his colleagues were about to open a three-quarters of a trillion dollar hole in the nation’s future finances.
Education equity
June 16, 2002
Prairie gift
June 16, 2002
Museum lauded
June 16, 2002
Old Home Town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
June 16, 2002
U.S. plays key role in India-Pakistan truce
June 16, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group American diplomacy centered on a single word has led to a fragile truce between India and Pakistan. By persuading Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to add the word “permanently” to his promises to stop aiding cross-border terrorism against India, the United States has averted immediate catastrophe and may have opened the way for a strategic realignment in Asia.
Briefcase
June 16, 2002
Blockbuster movies helping boost licensing industry Overtime: Early-bird workers’ efforts seem to get overlooked Motley Fool: Name that company
Bookstore
June 16, 2002
Horoscopes
June 16, 2002
Kornheiser shows versatility in new collection
June 16, 2002
Tony Kornheiser is known to many sports fans through his frequent appearances on ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” and as co-host of the cable TV network’s “Pardon the Interruption.”
The Motley Fool
June 16, 2002
Last week’s question and answer The exodus of Exodus Communications
College World Series Roundup: Texas’ Simmons cooks Rice, 2-1
Pitchers’ duel goes to Longhorns; Stanford edges Notre Dame in Omaha
June 16, 2002
On a night when conditions were perfect for a typical slugfest at Rosenblatt Stadium, two pitchers went head-to-head in the lowest-scoring College World Series game in six years.
Air marshals not aboard all flights
Aviation security bill requirements not being met, senators say
June 16, 2002
When the Bush administration denounced the idea of guns for pilots, it said trained air marshals would be able to handle terrorists on planes. Trouble is, there are not enough marshals to cover every commercial flight, and some lawmakers say there aren’t even enough armed officers to protect passengers on the long-range trips considered most likely to be targeted by terrorists.
NL teams wondering how to handle Bonds
Single-season homer king causes problems
June 16, 2002
In 1998, Arizona manager Buck Showalter considered Barry Bonds such a threat that he had him intentionally walked with the bases loaded. And that was three years before Bonds broke the single-season home run record. Now more than ever, the San Francisco Giants’ slugger is confounding managers and pitchers alike.
Busch race suspended by rain
June 16, 2002
Heavy rain forced the suspension of the Kroger 300 Busch Series race Saturday night, with Greg Biffle leading after 86 of 200 laps. The race was scheduled to resume at noon today.
Colleges propose tuition discount
Regional universities want to offer reduced out-of-state rate
June 16, 2002
By Terry Rombeck At a time when tuition rates are increasing for most students, some Kansas universities want to give certain out-of-state students a tuition break. Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University and Pittsburg State University have proposed cutting tuition rates for students from surrounding states.
Lake splake wasn’t easy to take
June 16, 2002
Hanging from a dock with his wife holding his ankles, Kevin Lee suddenly realized that if he lost the big fish she was playing, he would become far better acquainted with the frigid waters of Lake Michigan.
Derby honors soldier killed in Afghanistan
June 16, 2002
A soldier killed in an April explosion in Afghanistan was remembered Friday as a man of honor. “This man gave his life so others could live better, freer lives,” Sen. Sam Brownback said. “Sgt. Jamie Maugans’ life was lost for a great cause, and he will always be honored and remembered for that.”
Three-time champ Germany slips past Paraguay, 1-0
Neuville scores decisive goal in 88th minute as Germans advance to quarterfinals
June 16, 2002
Germany is promising a better performance in the quarterfinal round of the World Cup. The Germans have reached the final eight in every World Cup appearance except in 1938. They reached that point again Saturday on Oliver Neuville’s goal in the 88th minute, giving the three-time champions a 1-0 victory over Paraguay.
Arts notes
June 16, 2002
K-State museum receives large gift of Curry works Lawrence Arts Commission awards $3,500 in grants Unicorn picks play by KU alum for new season
Briefly
June 16, 2002
Pennsylvania: Councilman, family face drug charges California: Former employee’s rampage turns deadly Ohio: Security workers sue over physical standards Louisiana: Weather service tests heat stress advisories
Briefly
June 16, 2002
Florida: Shuttle begins its return to Earth Illinois: Honored foster parents charged with abuse Chicago: New rules proposed for medical residents Minnesota: Residents defy plea, begin flood cleanup
Briefly
June 16, 2002
Washington: Order sets sights on Saddam Nova Scotia: 19 people arrested outside G-7 ministers meeting India: Kashmir violence flares anew Salt Lake City : Piece added to puzzle in Utah kidnapping case
Columnist uncovers records that shows Born, Chamberlain accomplished feat
June 16, 2002
By Bill Mayer Don’t count on the NCAA to officialize them, but Kansas basketball has registered at least three triple-doubles since 1953. The late Wilt Chamberlain didn’t bag them all, though two belong to him.
Piano teacher, students reunite
June 16, 2002
By Bill Snead Juanita Strait used to charge a dollar for a piano lesson. Love, motherly advice, and verbal kicks in the pants were free. She gave up teaching piano years ago, but she’s still handing out the freebies.
Daddy’s home
Father works early-morning job so he can help raise son
June 16, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Two-year-old Riley Turpin thinks his father is just another big kid whose only job is to play. That’s because most of the time when Riley is awake, his father, Chris Turpin, is at home. Chris Turpin works as a milk distributor. He begins his day between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. and returns home usually around noon.
Parents’ failed marriage doesn’t have to ruin your wedding day
June 16, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Parents play a large role in seeing that most weddings go smoothly, but divorced parents at a wedding can create an uncomfortable situation. Full-time wedding consultant Carmen Hocking said she encounters divorced parents in a large number of the weddings she helps to plan.
By special app-EAR-ance
Lawrence cat show to feature rare breeds like Scottish Fold
June 16, 2002
By Jim Baker With their big, round eyes and sweet expressions, Scottish Fold cats have the kind of face that says “Pick me up.” Their folded-forward ears only add to their endearing looks and make them a sought-after member of the feline family. Gary Kirchmeyer and Martie Yates, a North Kansas City couple, were struck by the breed’s unusual appearance at a cat show about 15 years ago.
In the planning stage
Couple draws on ‘wish list’ for backyard redesign
June 16, 2002
By Carol Boncella I have seen city gardens and county gardens, formal ones and wildflower ones. I’ve seen gardens spread across hillsides and those tucked into small apartment patios. I have seen water gardens and rock gardens, woodland gardens and sunny border gardens.
Untamed clover will rove all over
June 16, 2002
By Bruce Chladny One of the best ways to spend summer is outside in the garden pulling weeds and keeping the lawn mowed. However, I woke the other morning and thought it had snowed because the entire back yard was white.
Georgia senior claims powers
June 16, 2002
Beyond the beer cans that litter the lawn, beside stale stacks of empty juice cartons, beneath spray-painted pocketbooks strung from a rotten ceiling sits an old man who believes he is a prophet.
Following dad’s footsteps
Family firms can offer benefits, challenges
June 16, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn For financial planner Jason Edmonds, the toughest part about working with his father, Steve, comes at this time of year. “Buying a Father’s Day card is pretty tough,” said Edmonds, who works alongside his dad at Lawrence’s Robert W. Baird & Co.
Business briefs
June 16, 2002
U.S. Open: Tiger stands tall
Woods endures rally, pushes lead to four
June 16, 2002
Two birdie putts by two of his biggest rivals rocked the U.S. Open with deafening cheers that Tiger Woods couldn’t ignore. First came Phil Mickelson with a slick 20-footer on the 17th hole.
Watergate scandal hits 30
1972 office break-in toppled the Nixon presidency
June 16, 2002
Three decades since the onset of one of America’s biggest political scandals, one that would become known by a single word, public memory and sentiment are still potent, but not as they once were.
Glavine continues to roll
Atlanta’s 16-year veteran pitcher still baffling batters
June 16, 2002
Tom Glavine has a few flecks of gray under his cap, a few more wrinkles around the eyes. Otherwise, he doesn’t look much different than the guy who pitched the Atlanta Braves to their first World Series in 1991.
Da Matta on roll
Brazilian nabs second straight pole
June 16, 2002
After Cristiano da Matta went the first 64 races of his CART career without a pole, he’ll start today from the top spot for the second time in eight days. Da Matta, who won last week’s Monterey Grand Prix from the pole, turned the fastest lap in qualifying Saturday for the G.I. Joe’s 200.
Cuts hit Boys and Girls Club
June 16, 2002
By Joel Mathis It’s not just schools that will suffer from cuts to the WRAP program Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence also could feel the pain. “The WRAP workers are there from the time we open till the time we close,” said Janet Murphy, executive director of the club.
Which Phil will show for final round?
Aggressive Phil plans to attack Black Course in spite of Patient Phil, but Realistic Phil knows Woods could be tough to catch
June 16, 2002
Phil Mickelson is a wizard with a golf club in his hands. Even so, what goes on between his ears is almost more intriguing. There’s Aggressive Phil, who believes he’ll finally win that first major by just being himself.
Garcia subjected to jeers, cheers
Spaniard overcomes taunts for 3-under 67
June 16, 2002
Sergio Garcia had some big things on his mind Saturday morning. First he had to find a way to apologize to Tiger Woods, then figure out a way to beat him. Garcia took care of the apology with a note he left in Woods’ locker before teeing off. The rest is still a work in progress.
Graduation tests patience of audience
June 16, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald And so we are gathered here today you, the eager members of the Class of 2002, and we, your family members, who will sit on these hard folding chairs until every last eager one of you has picked up a diploma, at which point we will feel as though the entire Riverdance troupe has been stomping on our buttocks.
Briefly
June 16, 2002
Spain: Basques protest ban on political party Republic of Congo: Rebels hunted down after attack kills 70 Iraq: Protest issued with U.N. on oil-for-food program Egypt: Intact sarcophagus discovered near Sphinx
Nets must unload soft Van Horn
New Jersey forward seems to lack enthusiasm some of the time, heart much of the time
June 16, 2002
With the NBA Finals logo placed on the Continental Airlines Arena floor for the first time last week, one wonders if the New Jersey Nets will ever run over one again. Their season was not a fluke. They were the best team in the East, a distinction many thought would go to the Milwaukee Bucks until they floundered and missed the playoffs.
Triple-doubles rare in college
Columnist uncovers records that shows Born, Chamberlain accomplished feat
June 16, 2002
By Bill Mayer Don’t count on the NCAA to officialize them, but Kansas basketball has registered at least three triple-doubles since 1953. The late Wilt Chamberlain didn’t bag them all, though two belong to him.
Push on to ratify 1979 U.N. treaty on women’s rights
June 16, 2002
A women’s rights treaty endorsed by the United Nations 23 years ago and signed by President Carter in 1980 but never ratified is gaining renewed momentum in the U.S. Senate.
Battle of the Big Apple: Mets mash Yanks, 8-0
Estes misses Clemens, but slams two-run homer
June 16, 2002
About the only task the New York Mets didn’t accomplish was what should have been the easiest of all: hitting Roger Clemens with a pitch. Shawn Estes and Mike Piazza homered in successive innings as the Mets paid back the Rocket with longballs instead of beanballs, beating the Yankees 8-0 Saturday.
Piano teacher, students reunite
June 16, 2002
By Bill Snead Juanita Strait used to charge a dollar for a piano lesson. Love, motherly advice, and verbal kicks in the pants were free. She gave up teaching piano years ago, but she’s still handing out the freebies.
WNBA: Ex-Jayhawk Dixon sparks Sparks’ overtime triumph
June 16, 2002
Mwadi Mabika scored 19 points and DeLisha Milton had 17 as the Los Angeles Sparks rallied Saturday to defeat the Sacramento Monarchs 72-66 in overtime. Mabika hit two 3-pointers in overtime and DeLisha Milton made two shots from close range as the Sparks took a 67-59 lead with 2:34 left.
On the record
June 16, 2002
Political correctness curbs healthy humor
June 16, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I’m laughing, but I’m also keeping an eye on the white kids. Curiosity, I guess. I’m waiting to see if they get the jokes. To judge from their weak and infrequent titters, they don’t.
Fashion briefs
June 16, 2002
Capris, hooded jackets make the Bahama scene Clinique offers body spray for blemishes Clothing complements new auto craze Belts can act as accents, body-shapers Hair gel gives you the beach look Soy makes eyes, skin look younger
s radar
June 16, 2002
By Roger Martin Media folks have attention deficit disorder. In fact, maybe that’s why they write about ADD so much  or will until they lose interest in it. We’re forever fixating on some new threat to health, then dropping it. We can skip from sickle cell anemia to bubble boys in the blink of an eye.
Planning can make ceremony go smoother
June 16, 2002
Here are some tips to consider when planning a wedding if your parents are divorced.
Collector of Jayhawk memorabilia to give talk
June 16, 2002
Jeff Dolezal will talk about Jayhawk memorabilia at the “Know Your Antiques” session from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
Popeye still strong with collectors
June 16, 2002
Everyone has heard that eating spinach makes you strong. Popeye tore the can open and ate spinach cold from the can whenever he was facing a fight. As children, we all learned that his strength came from the spinach.
Ya-Ya’ character hits close to home
Irish actress says she has dealt with the ‘wreckage’ of her own life
June 16, 2002
Fionnula Flanagan plays someone who has dealt with the “wreckage” of her past and is helping a friend do the same in “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” Having sobered up two decades ago, Flanagan is glad to be part of a film that shows people doing that.
Men make masculine, rational skin care choices
June 16, 2002
Forget his-and-hers towels. It’s gender-specific beauty products that are now taking up space on bathroom shelves. And, to make sure men don’t reach for the flowery-smelling stuff, all their bottles of beauty elixirs are clearly marked “for men.”
Older patients need specialized medical care
June 16, 2002
Estate tax should be changed to affect only the really rich
June 16, 2002
What do you call something that exists one moment, disappears the next, then reappears … unless it doesn’t? No, it’s not an exotic subatomic particle: It’s the estate tax. When last we looked at it, after President Bush’s tax-cut plan became law in June 2001, the estate tax was set to wither away, sort of.
Colorado sees progress in wildfire battles
June 16, 2002
Firefighters dug trenches and searched through burned-out areas for hot spots Saturday along the southern edge of a 102,000-acre forest fire southwest of Denver.
Attorney is high court’s death messenger
Lawyer tracks pending executions for justices, delivers their news on stay requests
June 16, 2002
Every week Cynthia Rapp compiles a list of people, mostly men from the South, who have a date with a state executioner. She calls it the death list.
Verdict buoys case against Enron
June 16, 2002
The guilty verdict in the Arthur Andersen case Saturday puts momentum and morale back on the federal government’s side in its Enron Corp. prosecution, though a tough effort still lies ahead, legal experts said.
Baseball Briefs
June 16, 2002
Ramirez’s Triple-A stay might be extended Lofton out of lineup with sore hamstring Minor leaguer Bierbrodt released from hospital Marlins place reliever on DL, recall infielder
Family firms can offer benefits, challenges
June 16, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn For financial planner Jason Edmonds, the toughest part about working with his father, Steve, comes at this time of year. “Buying a Father’s Day card is pretty tough,” said Edmonds, who works alongside his dad at Lawrence’s Robert W. Baird & Co.
People
June 16, 2002
Hollywood gunslinger gets festival’s Silversword Award It’s lights out for singer’s concert Candid cameras raise funds for media advocacy group Actor tries diff’rent stroke with ‘Young and the Restless’ role
opens Friday in Baldwin
June 16, 2002
By Kristin Callaway For 11 years, Kathy Davis has headed a community effort to produce Broadway-style, outdoor productions using local talent and an open field. Nothing has changed this time around.
Lawrence cat show to feature rare breeds like Scottish Fold
June 16, 2002
By Jim Baker With their big, round eyes and sweet expressions, Scottish Fold cats have the kind of face that says “Pick me up.” Their folded-forward ears only add to their endearing looks and make them a sought-after member of the feline family. Gary Kirchmeyer and Martie Yates, a North Kansas City couple, were struck by the breed’s unusual appearance at a cat show about 15 years ago.
Arts notes
June 16, 2002
Art Guild to meet Monday at library KC Artists Coalition wins Warhol grant Kickboxers to sign copies of their book
Arts notes
June 16, 2002
Music, games highlights of St. John Fiesta Sister trio to sing at Gospel Night Ag center celebrates with hot dogs, ice cream Color therapist to talk about living simply Gathering celebrates the arts in KC Art classes offered for young children
Arts notes
June 16, 2002
Tours to show off Topeka water gardens BBQ teams face off in state championship
Arts notes
June 16, 2002
Wichita art exhibit seeking entrants Trip to Greece inspires paintings State fair adds bands to lineup Railroad auction, appraisal set in Topeka
Collector of Jayhawk memorabilia to give talk
June 16, 2002
Jeff Dolezal will talk about Jayhawk memorabilia at the “Know Your Antiques” session from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
Untamed clover will rove all over
June 16, 2002
By Bruce Chladny One of the best ways to spend summer is outside in the garden pulling weeds and keeping the lawn mowed. However, I woke the other morning and thought it had snowed because the entire back yard was white.
s jewelry wins art show award
June 16, 2002
David Nieto, a sixth-grader at Prairie Park School, recently won second place in the jewelry category for ages 9-12 at the Red Earth Art Competition in Oklahoma City, Okla. His entry was a sterling silver and lapis stone bracelet.
Renegades reach title game
June 16, 2002
Lawrence’s Renegades defeated Independence, 6-5, on Friday in the pool championship game of the six-team Ottawa USSSA tournament. The Renegades, 8-5 overall, advance to today’s title game against a yet-to-be determined opponent at 4:30 p.m. today at Ottawa’s Drake Field.
Lawrence defeats Nebraska teams
June 16, 2002
In the words of coach Carl Brooks, it was a “great day to be a Raider.” The 18-under baseball team from Lawrence pounded 32 hits in winning two games Saturday at the Omaha College World Series American Legion Tournament.
s football schedule has been finalized
June 16, 2002
Kickoff times for the first half of Kansas University’s 12-game 2002 football schedule have been announced. The Jayhawks will open at Iowa State on Aug. 31 in an 11:30 a.m. contest that will be televised regionally. Then KU will play four night games in September, starting with a 9 p.m., Lawrence time, start at Nevada-Las Vegas on Sept. 7.
t have to ruin your wedding day
June 16, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Parents play a large role in seeing that most weddings go smoothly, but divorced parents at a wedding can create an uncomfortable situation. Full-time wedding consultant Carmen Hocking said she encounters divorced parents in a large number of the weddings she helps to plan.
Father works early-morning job so he can help raise son
June 16, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Two-year-old Riley Turpin thinks his father is just another big kid whose only job is to play. That’s because most of the time when Riley is awake, his father, Chris Turpin, is at home. Chris Turpin works as a milk distributor. He begins his day between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. and returns home usually around noon.
Author draws from law career
The Emperor of Ocean Park’ marks Carter’s fiction debut
June 16, 2002
As Stephen L. Carter’s law career grew from U.S. Supreme Court clerk to Yale professor, a troublesome fictional character haunted his mind. His name was Oliver Garland. He was a disgraced, conservative federal judge.
Wildflower Walk draws nature lovers
June 16, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Nature lovers got a late-spring treat Saturday  a trek through fields of knee-high eastern gama grass, black-eyed Susans, New Jersey Tea and dozens of other Kansas wildflowers in full bloom.
Kohl’s poses threat to department stores
Retailer’s plans to expand beyond Midwest causing rivals to rethink strategies
June 16, 2002
Kohl’s Corp.’s merchandising strategy, which focuses on such basic moderate-priced brands as Dockers and Sag Harbor, doesn’t seem revolutionary, but somehow, this chain, a hybrid between discount and department stores, is fast becoming a formidable threat to retailers like Sears and May Department Stores.
Love, faith and death
Kansas hostage survives gunfights, harsh jungle life for a year before rescue
June 16, 2002
Martin and Gracia Burnham led a frugal missionary life, spreading the Gospels among the tribes of the northern Philippines, but for their 18th wedding anniversary they splurged on a weekend at an island resort.
Bishops promise to give parishioners bigger role
June 16, 2002
American bishops left their landmark meeting for home Saturday with a clerical sex abuse policy that gives rank-and-file Roman Catholics an unprecedented role in policing the church.
Andersen convicted in Enron audit case
June 16, 2002
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.