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Fate of August primary up to federal judges
June 18, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:23 a.m.) With the boundaries of the state’s four U.S. House districts still in doubt, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh isn’t sure holding a primary in eight weeks is realistic.
Suicide bomber blows himself up on bus, at least 20 killed
June 18, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 6:01 p.m.) JERUSALEM An Islamic extremist detonated nail-studded explosives on a Jerusalem city bus crowded with high school students and office workers Tuesday, killing himself and 19 passengers in the deadliest suicide attack in the hard-hit city in six years. Fifty-five people were injured.
Despite Lower Demand, Automakers Boost Production in Expectation of Upturn
June 18, 2002
Automakers, facing lower demand for their products and declining profits, are responding in an unusual way: They’re boosting production. Adding more supply to an already crowded inventory could mean good news for consumers, in the form of lower prices, but the move is likely to shrink automakers’ profits, which already have been contracting.
World Online Audio: Lawrence’s racial tensions in the Sixties led to violence
June 18, 2002
Author Rusty Monhollon reads a chapter from his book “This is America?: The Sixties in Lawrence, Kansas,” Monday at The Raven Bookstore in downtown Lawrence.
I-70 Speedway results: Saturday, June 15.
June 18, 2002
I-70 Speedway results: Saturday, June 15.
Lakeside Speedway results: Friday, June 14.
June 18, 2002
Lakeside Speedway results: Friday, June 14.
Thunderhill Speedway: June 15.
June 18, 2002
Results from Thunderhill Speedway, Saturday, June 15.
World Cup: South Korea stuns Italy
June 18, 2002
Ahn Juhn-hwan, who earlier missed a penalty kick, scored 27 minutes into overtime as South Korea sent another soccer giant packing, edging Italy 2-1. Ahn was so exhausted after his header found the net he simply collapsed in the corner before his teammates rushed over to pile on in celebration.
In the halls
June 18, 2002
Test your driving IQ
June 18, 2002
Wichita blacks stopped more often at night, but experts say it may not be racial profiling
June 18, 2002
Although black motorists are more likely to be stopped at night in Kansas’ largest city, a researcher studying new police data says it doesn’t prove racial profiling. “I think it has to do with who’s out and who’s not out,” said Brian Withrow, a Wichita State University professor.
Dig unearths prairie history
June 18, 2002
A two-week archaeological dig in northwestern Kansas didn’t uncover the remnants of a 19th-century ice house it was supposed to.
How to tell a real geezer
June 18, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News Oh look, a little e-mail quiz. This should be fun: “Are you a geezer?” Me? A geezer? Come on. “Do you remember … metal trays for ice cubes?” Well of course! If your fingers were wet, you’d get stuck. If you licked the thing (and don’t ask how I know), you’d fare far worse. Everyone remembers metal ice trays.
It’s no joke
June 18, 2002
Teacher pay
June 18, 2002
Mideast view
June 18, 2002
Reckless project
June 18, 2002
Optimism skews estate tax view
June 18, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group I always knew Americans were an optimistic lot. This is, after all, the Lake Wobegon democracy where all the children are above average. I just never realized how many above-average Americans thought we were millionaires.
Board bids
June 18, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Some Lawrence residents will have a chance to vote in November for a member of the state school board. It’s an important decision that shouldn’t be overlooked. In the four years since local residents last had an opportunity to elect a member of the Kansas State Board of Education, Kansans have become considerably more interested in the activities of the state school board.
Theresa A. Bauman
June 18, 2002
Jerry Lee Hollon
June 18, 2002
Jim R. Andrews
June 18, 2002
Ernest C. ‘Buck’ Dalton
June 18, 2002
George J. Traiger
June 18, 2002
Sally S. Sutcliffe
June 18, 2002
Area briefs
June 18, 2002
Diplomas to be available at Lawrence high schools KU alumni donate funds for professorship at FHSU Equipment malfunction causes resurfacing delay Police arrest suspect allegedly wielding knife
Democrat files for 47th District, challenging Republican incumbent
June 18, 2002
By Joel Mathis Two years after he lost a narrow primary election to represent the 47th District in the Kansas House of Representatives, Democrat Bruce Hanson has decided to try again. Hanson filed to challenge Republican incumbent Lee Tafanelli in this fall’s election. The district covers all of Jefferson County and parts of Atchison County.
On the record
June 18, 2002
Williams sisters net top seeds
Sampras seventh in men’s Wimbledon draw
June 18, 2002
Pete Sampras received his lowest seeding in 11 years at Wimbledon on Monday, while Venus and Serena Williams were seeded 1-2 to set the stage for another all-sister Grand Slam final. Sampras was No. 7 when the All England Club released its seedings for the tournament that begins next Monday.
Foreigners to dominate draft
June 18, 2002
The NBA job market for American college stars is tight and getting tighter. It’s tougher than high tech. English majors will have better luck finding work this summer than most of the big men on campuses who flew so high during March Madness.
Local briefs
June 18, 2002
Legislature: Vehicle fee increase causes registration delays Kansans who need to renew their vehicle registrations in July will receive their renewal notices later than usual. Vehicle owners whose last names begin with J, K and L will receive their notices closer to June 29, rather than the usual June 15. The delay was caused by an increase in registration fees approved by the Legislature. The Department of Revenue Division of Motor Vehicles delayed mailing 256,000 notices to change the rates on the documents. The Legislature increased fees for automobiles and pickup trucks by $5, heavier trucks by $2 to $10 and motorcycles by $1. The normal mailing of renewal notices will resume in mid-July for people whose last names begin with M, N and O. Anyone with questions can call (785) 296-3621. ____________________________________________ Fund-raiser: University contributes to 9-11 scholarship fund A Kansas University official today will present former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole a check for more than $40,000 for a scholarship fund for families of Sept. 11 terrorist attack victims. Janet Murguia, executive vice chancellor for university relations, will present the check to Dole in Washington, D.C. Dole and former President Bill Clinton are co-chairs of the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund. KU raised money for the fund by selling “United We Stand” T-shirts that featured the “Fighting Jayhawk” mascot used between 1941 and 1946. ____________________________________________ 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.
Armstrong
Cycling team
June 18, 2002
A 19-month doping probe into Lance Armstrong’s cycling team has yielded no evidence of wrongdoing and will end this summer. “Between now and the end of the summer, it will be closed,” Francois Franchi, an assistant to the Paris prosecutor, told The Associated Press.
Topekan faces third trial for 1998 shooting
June 18, 2002
By Mike Belt A Topeka man, charged for the third time in a 1998 hunting accident that killed his girlfriend, was ordered Monday to stand trial for reckless involuntary manslaughter. Even though Joseph Beier, 24, didn’t pull the trigger and wasn’t carrying the rifle, there is probable cause to believe his reckless actions killed Misty Taylor, Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy ruled.
Indy 500 Controversy: IRL president hears testimony
George expected to rule within 10 to 30 days on Team Green appeal of Castroneves’ victory
June 18, 2002
Deciding whether Helio Castroneves or Paul Tracy won the Indianapolis 500 is now the job of IRL president Tony George. After a full day of presenting witnesses and evidence in support of their drivers at a closed hearing, team owners Barry Green and Roger Penske left without saying a word Monday.
INS imposing new, costly regulations on universities
June 18, 2002
By Dave Ranney Federal immigration officials on Monday were at Kansas University explaining a new computer tracking system for keeping better tabs on foreign students. Planning for the new system began years ago after the first World Trade Center bombing. But since Sept. 11, putting the new system to work has become a top priority, officials said.
U.S. Open: Woods on way to Grand Slam?
Muirfield next destination for phenom who has won two of four majors
June 18, 2002
Tiger Woods might want to think about bringing his own pillow to Muirfield for the British Open. Muirfield is the next destination on Woods’ improbable journey toward an indisputable Grand Slam, just as it was for Jack Nicklaus in 1972. Nicklaus won the Masters and the U.S. Open, and had high hopes of winning all four majors in one year.
Salvation Army shelter to open for summer
June 18, 2002
The Salvation Army of Lawrence has raised the $60,000 it needs to keep the emergency homeless shelter open throughout the summer months.
Dog owner’s request for retrial in fatal mauling case denied
June 18, 2002
A woman whose dogs fatally mauled an 11-year-old boy will remain in prison after a judge denied her request for a new trial, Geary County Atty. Chris Biggs said Monday.
Riney second in Senior Series
Lawrence resident rushes to recovering father following round
June 18, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence’s Lynn Riney wasn’t set on playing golf Monday. With his 86-year-old father, Raymond, recuperating from open-heart surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, the last thing the Shawnee Heights golf coach was worried about was scraping together a decent round in his first Senior Series event.
Football players flock to Lawrence
June 18, 2002
High school players from around the country were scheduled to report today to Haskell Indian Nations University to begin preparations for Saturday’s Native American All-Star football game. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Haskell Stadium. Game director Jeff Bigger of Tulsa, Okla., said he expected about 70 players to reside in the HINU dorms this week.
Outgoing official praises new register of deeds
June 18, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kay Pesnell will get a job promotion July 1. A group of Douglas County Democratic precinct committee members on Monday selected Pesnell, deputy register of deeds, to take over the office’s top spot.
Explosion hits bus in Jerusalem
Suicide bomber thwarted officers who had put city on high alert
June 18, 2002
A suicide bomber blew himself up on a crowded city bus during morning rush hour today in Jerusalem, killing 14 passengers and wounding at least 40, police and paramedics said.
Qwest executive resigns amid SEC inquiry
June 18, 2002
Joseph Nacchio of Qwest Communications has become the latest in a string of chief executives to step down amid questions about accounting practices and other business dealings.
Farmland’s latest layoffs take toll on Kansas City office
June 18, 2002
Financially-strapped Farmland Industries Inc. on Monday cut 103 full-time positions in an attempt to successfully emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company said all the cuts will involve management and administrative employees and will not affect any of the company’s 6,100 hourly production workers at the company’s pork, petroleum or crop production operations.
Aquila to cut jobs
Energy firm also to reduce dividend
June 18, 2002
Energy company Aquila Inc. will reduce its trading activity in the unregulated wholesale market, cut more jobs and take other steps aimed at strengthening its creditworthiness.
Hitting bliss for low-key Castillo
Florida second baseman ties longest hitting streak in 15 years
June 18, 2002
Luis Castillo isn’t too familiar with the exclusive company he has joined by hitting in 31 consecutive games. Until recently, he didn’t know that Joe DiMaggio held the major league record with a 56-game streak. Castillo has never heard of Rogers Hornsby, the only second baseman with a longer streak than his.
It’s all about family
Mariners roster filled with former Reds; Boone family gets to enjoy a reunion
June 18, 2002
First time? It’ll feel more like old times when the Seattle Mariners make their first trip to Cinergy Field. One of the more intriguing interleague series of the season reunites the Mariners with Ken Griffey Jr., the superstar outfielder who arranged the trade that brought him home two years ago.
A nomad no more
Rookie Simontacchi emerges as Cardinals’ ace
June 18, 2002
A month ago, Jason Simontacchi was a no-name, emergency fill-in pitcher with a vagabond resume who got a shot with the St. Louis Cardinals only because most of the rotation was on the disabled list. After only seven major league starts, the 28-year-old rookie has become indispensable. Simontacchi, discarded by three organizations and reduced to pitching in Italy two years ago, has a 5-0 record and 2.45 ERA, the best on the staff.
Grant to help grape grower juice up wine business
June 18, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Greg Shipe is saying “cheers” to a $25,000 state grant he received to boost wine production at his Douglas County vineyard. Shipe’s Davenport Orchards, Vineyard and Winery, 1394 E. 1900 Road, was one of 13 Kansas businesses or organizations to win a “specialty crop” grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing.
Daily ticker
June 18, 2002
Baseball Briefs
June 18, 2002
Jeter’s status day-to-day after X-rays are negative Hernandez throws in intrasquad game Twins’ Reed to miss start Ex-Bosox skipper Hobson undergoes heart surgery
New special services director hired
June 18, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The state government’s top special education administrator will change jobs to assume responsibility for special service programs in Lawrence public schools, officials said Monday.
Ex-pitcher warns of Ritalin’s dangers
Consultant says he knows of 150-200 players who use drug without prescription
June 18, 2002
By Phil Rogers hyperactive children anymore. It might be the drug of choice of your favorite major-league player. “It does what you think it would do,” performance consultant Tom House said. “It gives you focus, helps you concentrate. It also alters your brain chemistry. It’s one I really worry about.”
Outgoing president reflects on challenging year
June 18, 2002
Sue Morgan slammed the gavel for the final time at a regular Lawrence school board meeting. Morgan, board president for the past year, presided over her last full session of the public school district’s seven-member board.
District approves student fee increases
June 18, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Supt. Randy Weseman said Monday that families with children in Lawrence public schools need to prepare for “sticker shock” during student enrollment in August. He said that would be the result of Monday’s final approval by the school board of a $900,000 package of student fee increases.
National League: Brewers’ victory costly
Milwaukee wins, 5-2, but loses two outfielders
June 18, 2002
Just when the downtrodden Milwaukee Brewers finally found a reason to celebrate, they discovered another reason to mourn. The Brewers lost two starting outfielders to injuries Monday night in Milwaukee’s 5-2 victory against the Houston Astros in which Jose Hernandez homered and drove in four runs off Roy Oswalt.
Brazil blanks four-time champ Belgium, 2-0
June 18, 2002
There’s only one Latin American team left at the World Cup. It must be Brazil. The four-time champion defeated Belgium, 2-0, on Monday with second-half goals from Rivaldo and Ronaldo, advancing to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Was there really any doubt?
Mexico takes loss to heart
June 18, 2002
For soccer-mad Mexicans, it was bad enough that their team was eliminated from the World Cup. More heartbreaking was the fact that the blow was delivered by the United States, which some Mexicans see as a meddlesome neighbor.
Gunmen abduct sailors
June 18, 2002
Gunmen abducted four sailors from an Indonesian barge and tugboat sailing by the southern Philippine island base of Muslim extremists, coast guard officials said today.
World Cup Soccer: U.S. stunned soccer world in ‘50, too
Victory over Mexico reminiscent of stunning triumph against England 52 years ago
June 18, 2002
For old teammates Frank Borghi, Harry Keough and Walter Bahr, America’s stunning advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup brought back memories of another great U.S. soccer victory 52 years ago. Borghi was the goalie and Keough and Bahr were backs on the U.S. team that stunned England, 1-0, in the 1950 World Cup tournament. Each of them watched early Monday morning as another U.S. team scored another stunning victory, defeating Mexico, 2-0.
Philippines report fails to determine how hostages shot
June 18, 2002
A Philippine military report released Monday said soldiers used extreme caution on a mission to rescue two Americans and a Filipina nurse held hostage by Muslim extremists, but did not say how two of the captives were killed.
Dog-mauling conviction thrown out
June 18, 2002
Citing a lack of evidence, a judge tossed out Marjorie Knoller’s murder conviction Monday in last year’s dog-mauling death of a neighbor. He also sentenced Knoller’s husband to the maximum four years in prison.
SLC breaks marketing marks
June 18, 2002
The Salt Lake City Olympics broke marketing records for broadcasting, ticketing and sponsorship, according to IOC figures released Monday. The International Olympic Committee reported that the Feb. 8-24 games attracted a cumulative television audience of 2.1 billion viewers in 160 countries.
KU’s NIT opener finalized
June 18, 2002
Kansas will play Holy Cross in a first-round Preseason NIT basketball game at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at Allen Fieldhouse, the NIT announced Monday. If KU wins, the Jayhawks would meet the winner of the Wagner-UNC Greensboro game at 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at Allen Fieldhouse. Other first-round matchups on KU’s side of the bracket are Penn State at North Carolina and Columbia at Rutgers.
Americans’ victory ‘like a dream’
U.S. stuns Mexico, 2-0, to earn shot against Germany in quarterfinals
June 18, 2002
The players in red, white and blue ran around the field in disbelief, celebrating a stunning World Cup victory that helped bury a brutal past. They realized a new world order had emerged at this year’s tournament, one where U.S. soccer is a force, not a farce.
Code-yellow summer slows U.S. vacationers’ wanderlust
June 18, 2002
It could be a jittery summer for anyone who takes every single terrorist warning to heart. The beach beckons, but there’s always the slender chance of a malevolent scuba diver bobbing in the surf, a shark without fins. Theme parks rock. But terrorists have thought about making trouble there, at least if they have nothing better to do.
State stiffs school district
Lawrence is short half of its payment
June 18, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district on Monday ended up $1.3 million poorer than it should have been. And the Tonganoxie district’s bank account was $235,000 short at the end of the day. These shortfalls reflected a decision at the Kansas Department of Education to withhold 50 percent of all state school finance payments due to 303 local school districts.
KU adds five pitchers
June 18, 2002
Kansas University’s 2003 baseball recruiting class increased to 15 as the Jayhawks announced the signing of an additional five student-athletes Monday. All five players are pitchers, including former Free State High hurler Brandon Johnson.
Tax projections complicate budgets
June 18, 2002
By Mark Fagan A major slice of the financing pie for area governments is falling into place, but it’s not as hearty as in years past. The increase in property valuations used by local governments to calculate tax rates is the smallest in 10 years, according to budget estimates released Monday.
6News video report: Homeless man found dead in alley
June 18, 2002
6News reports on the death of Ernest “Buck” Dalton, the sixth homeless person to be found dead in Lawrence in just over two years.
HBO’s ‘Ecstasy’ documentary leads to father’s arrest
June 18, 2002
A man was arrested after an HBO documentary showed him encouraging his teenage children to take drugs. Scott Meyers, 43, who was featured on the April 28 program “Small Town Ecstasy,” using drugs with his children and going to raves, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday on child-endangerment charges, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Kansas adds forward
North Carolina prep invited to walk on
June 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams won’t be the only T.C. Roberson High graduate involved with Kansas University basketball next season. Christian Moody, a 6-foot-7, 207-pound forward from Williams’ alma mater in Asheville, N.C, has joined KU as an invited walk-on. Moody will take one of the spots vacated by walk-ons Todd Kappelmann, Brett Ballard, Lewis Harrison and Chris Zerbe.
Art moves in new direction like it or not
Salina Art Center pushes the boundary with unconventional exhibits of New Media
June 18, 2002
A man in a yellow biochemical hazard suit sits in a glass cage and eats bugs and frogs. A group of performance artists cavorts in front of a series of surveillance cameras. An artist films herself building a scale model of Atlantis at the bottom of a swimming pool.
Football players flock to Lawrence
June 18, 2002
High school players from around the country were scheduled to report today to Haskell Indian Nations University to begin preparations for Saturday’s Native American All-Star football game. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Haskell Stadium. Game director Jeff Bigger of Tulsa, Okla., said he expected about 70 players to reside in the HINU dorms this week.
New special services director hired
June 18, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The state government’s top special education administrator will change jobs to assume responsibility for special service programs in Lawrence public schools, officials said Monday.
Outgoing official praises new register of deeds
June 18, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kay Pesnell will get a job promotion July 1. A group of Douglas County Democratic precinct committee members on Monday selected Pesnell, deputy register of deeds, to take over the office’s top spot.
Test your driving IQ
June 18, 2002
Here is a sampling of questions from driver’s education quizzes. See how many you can answer correctly: 1. A red circle and diagonal slash on a sign means that:
KU search committee meets
June 18, 2002
At least eight names remain on the list for the Kansas University baseball coaching vacancy after the search committee met Monday for the second time. KU is looking for a replacement for Bobby Randall, who resigned in May after the Jayhawks finished in the Big 12 Conference basement for the second year in a row.
s body found
June 18, 2002
By Mike Belt and Joel Mathis Buck Dalton died as he lived  on the streets of Lawrence with his bicycle nearby. Dalton, 56, whose real name was Ernest C. Dalton, was found dead Sunday in an alley in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street. A business owner found the body about 10:30 a.m. while taking out the trash, Lawrence Police said.
Salvation Army shelter to open for summer
June 18, 2002
The Salvation Army of Lawrence has raised the $60,000 it needs to keep the emergency homeless shelter open throughout the summer months.
6Sports video report: KU baseball team to get five new pitchers
June 18, 2002
6Sports reports on the five pitchers who signed with KU for the 2003 season.
6Sports video report: Danny Manning speaks at camp
June 18, 2002
6Sports reports on Roy Williams’ summer basketball camp.
Lawrence resident rushes to recovering father following round
June 18, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence’s Lynn Riney wasn’t set on playing golf Monday. With his 86-year-old father, Raymond, recuperating from open-heart surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, the last thing the Shawnee Heights golf coach was worried about was scraping together a decent round in his first Senior Series event.
District approves student fee increases
June 18, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Supt. Randy Weseman said Monday that families with children in Lawrence public schools need to prepare for “sticker shock” during student enrollment in August. He said that would be the result of Monday’s final approval by the school board of a $900,000 package of student fee increases.
Soon-to-be drivers practice skills in parking lot, on streets
June 18, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Don’t let the cheese-shaped car ornaments or the sound of screeching brakes at Lawrence High School surprise you this summer. More than 200 almost-16-year-olds are taking turns tackling tests and maneuvering through cones this month, all so they can get their first taste of freedom  their driver’s licenses.
Topekan faces third trial for 1998 shooting
June 18, 2002
By Mike Belt A Topeka man, charged for the third time in a 1998 hunting accident that killed his girlfriend, was ordered Monday to stand trial for reckless involuntary manslaughter. Even though Joseph Beier, 24, didn’t pull the trigger and wasn’t carrying the rifle, there is probable cause to believe his reckless actions killed Misty Taylor, Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy ruled.
Manning continues to wait, work during offseason
June 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Some day, perhaps in a year or two, Danny Manning will take it easy during the summer. But until he officially retires, the 36-year-old former Kansas University basketball All-American will continue to put himself through a rigorous regimen to prepare himself for the upcoming NBA season.
Thirteen Conversations’ more than just talk
June 18, 2002
“Thirteen Conversations About One Thing” is another spin on the proverbial beating of butterfly wings that causes a hurricane on the other side of the world.
Catty ‘Women’ give good show
June 18, 2002
Nobody satirized the vicious chatter of the idle rich quite as cleverly as playwright Clare Booth Luce. “Stage On Screen,” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) presents her wonderful 1936 comedy “The Women” featuring an all-female, all-star cast of movie and television stars.
Briefcase
June 18, 2002
Longtime downtown store heading for Iowa Street Merger: Nestle to buy ice cream firm Crop insurance: Farmers turn in losses of $24 million so far Agriculture: Wheat crop still struggling
For youths who want it all, nagging becomes the norm
June 18, 2002
Alex Negelein admits that when there’s something he really, really wants, he’s willing to ask his dad for it “150 times.” The 9-year-old’s pestering may be on the extreme side, but he’s hardly alone. A new survey has found that, even when their parents say “no,” nearly six of 10 young people keep nagging an average of nine times.
Briefly
June 18, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Bush polishing proposal for interim Palestinian state California: Crews burned, plane crashes in separate wildfire battles Cape Canaveral, Fla.: Shuttle homecoming delayed
Supreme Court upholds groups’ right for doorstep politicking, proselytizing
June 18, 2002
The Constitution guarantees religious groups, politicians, Girl Scouts and others the right to knock on their neighbors’ doors without stopping at town hall for permission, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a broad endorsement of free speech rights.
s latest layoffs take toll on Kansas City office
June 18, 2002
Financially-strapped Farmland Industries Inc. on Monday cut 103 full-time positions in an attempt to successfully emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company said all the cuts will involve management and administrative employees and will not affect any of the company’s 6,100 hourly production workers at the company’s pork, petroleum or crop production operations.
Behind the wheel
Soon-to-be drivers practice skills in parking lot, on streets
June 18, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Don’t let the cheese-shaped car ornaments or the sound of screeching brakes at Lawrence High School surprise you this summer. More than 200 almost-16-year-olds are taking turns tackling tests and maneuvering through cones this month, all so they can get their first taste of freedom their driver’s licenses.
State briefs
June 18, 2002
KPR wins awards Suspects try to return stolen ‘hobby’ items Patients to get checks in drug settlement
Pre-emption not best defense
June 18, 2002
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers Unbeknownst to most Americans, President Bush has just spelled out a new strategic doctrine for protecting this country against terrorism. Call it a doctrine of pre-emption.
City Commission to vote on additional shelter
June 18, 2002
The Lawrence City Commission is to vote tonight whether to allow an “open” homeless shelter at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1208 Ky.
No way is Woods bad for golf
At 26, Tiger is ‘masterpiece of all we hold sacred in athletes’
June 18, 2002
And so, with the U.S. Open gone to Tiger Woods, the familiar question is raised again, as it will be through the four-week walkup to the British Open: Is Tiger’s dominance bad for golf? The easy answer is it’s bad for Sergio Garcia, lousy for Ernie Els and unspeakably miserable for Phil Mickelson.
Homeless resident’s body found
June 18, 2002
By Mike Belt and Joel Mathis Buck Dalton died as he lived on the streets of Lawrence with his bicycle nearby. Dalton, 56, whose real name was Ernest C. Dalton, was found dead Sunday in an alley in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street. A business owner found the body about 10:30 a.m. while taking out the trash, Lawrence Police said.
Judge rejects American Taliban’s requests
June 18, 2002
A federal judge Monday rejected arguments by John Walker Lindh to have the charges against him dismissed and also decided to keep the case in Alexandria, denying a series of constitutional claims by the American captured last year with Taliban fighters.
North Carolina prep invited to walk on
June 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams won’t be the only T.C. Roberson High graduate involved with Kansas University basketball next season. Christian Moody, a 6-foot-7, 207-pound forward from Williams’ alma mater in Asheville, N.C, has joined KU as an invited walk-on. Moody will take one of the spots vacated by walk-ons Todd Kappelmann, Brett Ballard, Lewis Harrison and Chris Zerbe.
s keeping busy with camps, recruiting
June 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams received oral commitments from a pair of high school juniors last April. Meanwhile, Duke and North Carolina landed pledges the past two weeks from players who recently completed their sophomore year of high school.
People
June 18, 2002
Sheen marries Bond girl Musician testifies in teen’s death Designer admires knock-offs Wimbledon champ wants to adopt
Old Home Town - 25 and 40 years ago today
June 18, 2002
Pressure growing for primary election
June 18, 2002
With the boundaries of the state’s four U.S. House districts under review in federal court, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh isn’t sure holding a primary in eight weeks is realistic.
Free State meeting
June 18, 2002
New Free State High girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan will meet with prospective players and their parents at 7 tonight in the FSHS auditorium. Duncan, who had been coaching the Firebirds’ sophomore boys team, was named girls head coach last week.
College World Series: Reininger ends slump, lifts Longhorns
Stavisky’s blast caps ninth-inning rally as Notre Dame tames Rice
June 18, 2002
Texas designated hitter J.D. Reininger went back to an old remedy to get out of a slump that consisted of seven straight strikeouts. “I had my dad go get some whiffle balls and a broom stick. That’s what I used to do when I was younger and I had trouble seeing the ball,” said Reininger, who saw it just fine Monday night.
Williams holds court
KU coach says he’s keeping busy with camps, recruiting
June 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams received oral commitments from a pair of high school juniors last April. Meanwhile, Duke and North Carolina landed pledges the past two weeks from players who recently completed their sophomore year of high school.
KU reaps rewards
June 18, 2002
By Chuck Woodling The check isn’t in the mail. At least not yet. It’s coming, though, and when it does Susan Wachter will be taking it to the bank quickly because the numbers on the check will be at least $6,100,000.
Killers receive life sentences
Judge: Convict’s girlfriend could have prevented deaths by returning his calls
June 18, 2002
A judge sentenced two men on Monday to consecutive life sentences for causing an explosion that killed a 19-year-old woman and her 13-month-old son.
KU search committee meets
June 18, 2002
At least eight names remain on the list for the Kansas University baseball coaching vacancy after the search committee met Monday for the second time. KU is looking for a replacement for Bobby Randall, who resigned in May after the Jayhawks finished in the Big 12 Conference basement for the second year in a row.
Manning continues to wait, work during offseason
June 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Some day, perhaps in a year or two, Danny Manning will take it easy during the summer. But until he officially retires, the 36-year-old former Kansas University basketball All-American will continue to put himself through a rigorous regimen to prepare himself for the upcoming NBA season.
KU reaps rewards
June 18, 2002
By Chuck Woodling The check isn’t in the mail. At least not yet. It’s coming, though, and when it does Susan Wachter will be taking it to the bank quickly because the numbers on the check will be at least $6,100,000.