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Bin Laden’s network appears to be regenerating, lawmakers say
June 23, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 10:48 p.m.) Al-Qaida terrorists appear to be regrouping as a lethal threat with or without Osama bin Laden, congressional leaders said Sunday. Lawmakers cited recently publicized warnings from U.S. officials and a bin Laden spokesman to underscore the persistent danger from terrorists chased from their Afghan havens.
Bin Laden alive, promises new attacks and TV address, says al-Qaida spokesman
June 23, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 3:44 p.m.) Osama bin Laden is alive and well and will soon make an appearance, a man introduced as the spokesman for his al-Qaida terror network says in an interview appearing as an audio file on two Islamic Websites.
Authorities return to suicide-bomb theory in deadly consulate blast
June 23, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 9:16 a.m.) Pakistani authorities now believe the powerful blast outside the U.S. Consulate on June 14 was set off by a suicide bomber driving a Suzuki pickup, not by a driver’s education car and triggered by remote control, the interior minister said Sunday.
Arizona wildfires raging out of control toward cities, as many as than 25,000 evacuated
June 23, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 11:09 a.m.) Flames roared unchecked toward this mountain city Sunday after overrunning another community in the dry, forested highlands of eastern Arizona. At least 82 homes have been destroyed by the huge blaze and as many as 25,000 people have fled more than half a dozen towns.
Abstinence-based sex-ed takes religious tone
June 23, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group Who would have believed that Christmas would provide a “teaching moment” for sex ed? The folks at the Rapides Station Community Ministries of Louisiana bubbled with pride as they reported, indeed bragged, that “December was an excellent month” for abstinence class.
Subsidies will guarantee mohair supply
June 23, 2002
By Dave Barry The Miami Harold If you’re like most American taxpayers, you often wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat and ask yourself: “Am I doing enough to support mohair producers?” I am pleased to report that you are, thanks to bold action taken recently by the United States Congress (motto: “Hey, It’s not OUR money!”).
Traffic circle fan
June 23, 2002
Mascot issue
June 23, 2002
Sad sight
June 23, 2002
Senate offers weak start for presidential bid
June 23, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Once again, the Senate is full of presidential wannabes. Three Democrats, John Edwards of North Carolina, John Kerry of Massachusetts and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, are out most weekends, cultivating friends in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina and wooing contributors everywhere.
School equity
June 23, 2002
Journal-World Editorial School funds are short, but efforts to raise money through local taxes will only undermine the state’s effort to equalize public school opportunities. Lawrence School Supt. Randy Weseman is right when he opposes efforts to pass local sales taxes to shore up funding for public schools.
Homosexuality prevention, causes key topics at Christian conference
June 23, 2002
Paul Smith says he’s the only openly gay Southern Baptist pastor that he knows of, and God created him that way. As Smith, the pastor of Broadway Baptist Church in Kansas City, and other gay rights supporters quietly protested Saturday outside Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, another message was being presented inside.
Boeing relocating 757 work to Wichita
June 23, 2002
A two-year project to move Boeing 757 fuselage work to Wichita became reality when a robotic computerized machine milled a floor beam. While Boeing Wichita has produced the forward section of Boeing 757 jetliners, it now will manufacture the middle and aft sections of the fuselage as well.
Regional briefs
June 23, 2002
4-year-old drowns at Lake of the Ozarks Lawmaker to resign
Albert L. Seidel
June 23, 2002
Clifford Berry Jones
June 23, 2002
Kathleen R. Archinal
June 23, 2002
On the record
June 23, 2002
Area briefs
June 23, 2002
Fire captain charged with selling meth at station Hotel robbery suspects indicted in federal court
Youth volunteers share smiles with Brandon Woods residents
June 23, 2002
By Mindie Paget A group of youth volunteers who visited residents at Brandon Woods Retirement Community walked away with some unexpected benefits. Like bags of potato chips, for instance.
Local briefs
June 23, 2002
Politics: Commissioner says he won’t run for re-election Marty Kennedy won’t run for a third city commission term next spring. Fellow commissioner Mike Rundle isn’t ready to retire, though. And Jim Henry is still trying to decide. Kennedy said late last week that he was ready to devote more time to his glass business and to his family. “After six years, I feel like I’ve fulfilled my obligation,” Kennedy said. Kennedy was elected to a four-year term on the commission in 1997 and re-elected to a two-year term in 2001. He served as mayor in 1998. Henry and Rundle’s seats are also up for grabs in the next election. Rundle said Friday that he was ready to serve a second consecutive term and third overall he served a stint in the early 1990s. Henry said he still hadn’t made a decision. _________________________________________ Entertainment: Duo to perform concert of Celtic nations’ music Maria Anthony and Megan Hurt will present “Songs and Tunes of the Celtic Nations and Beyond” at 2:30 p.m. today at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The free, 45-minute concert includes primarily Scottish music. Anthony and Hurt perform at area Celtic festivals, Scottish Highland games and Robert Burns events. Anthony is writing a musical project portraying the life of St. Kentigern of Scotland, and it will debut Aug. 17 in Lawrence. _________________________________________ Community service: More than $500 raised for area Special Olympics Douglas County Special Olympics raised more than $500 in its latest fund-raiser. The organization during May and early June sold chances to win a basketball autographed by the 2002 Kansas University men’s basketball Final Four team. During a June 15 drawing, Lawrence resident Steve Guinn won the basketball. Ticket sales totaled $510, and local program coordinator Chris Koehler said Wal-mart would match funds up to $500. The money helps the Special Olympics teams pay for items like transportation, uniforms and equipment, she said. _________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.29 at Conoco, 1414 W. Sixth St. 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.
Dove season divided into pair of segments
June 23, 2002
Early migratory bird seasons approved by the Wildlife and Parks Commission are nearly identical to last year’s, with one notable exception. Dove season will be in two segments the first from Sept. 1 through Oct. 27 and the second from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11.
Hunters, fishermen have deep pockets
June 23, 2002
Would you be surprised to learn that the average American angler spent $1,046 a year on his hobby and that hunters spent $1,581 per person per year on theirs?
State offers special hunts
June 23, 2002
Hunters looking for a quality hunting experience are encouraged to check into a variety of special hunts offered by Wildlife and Parks.
Colorado blaze staggering in size
Effect on wildlife remains to be seen
June 23, 2002
From Lake George to Roxborough … the scope of the Hayman fire is astounding. Mind boggling. It’s the largest in Colorado’s recorded history, exceeding 100,000 acres.
Golf Briefs
June 23, 2002
Snead shoots 64, ties Davis for lead Gilford, two others deadlocked at GNO Final hole gives Evans Club Pro lead
European leaders wrap up summit
June 23, 2002
European Union leaders wrapped up a two-day summit Saturday by agreeing to measures aimed at deterring illegal immigration. French President Jacques Chirac prevailed over his colleagues from Britain, Spain and Italy in toning down the language on illegal immigration.
New Zealand church documents cases of abuse by clergy
June 23, 2002
The Catholic Church in New Zealand revealed Saturday it had documented 38 cases of sexual abuse by church officers in the past 50 years and offered victims an “unreserved” apology.
Controversial Kaye leads
Suspended last year, golfer now on best behavior
June 23, 2002
Jonathan Kaye is doing his best to stay out of trouble on and off the course. Suspended for two months and placed on probation for the season after a confrontation with a security guard, Kaye shot a 5-under-par 65 Saturday to put himself in position for a breakthrough victory.
Bush leads by example in call for fit America
June 23, 2002
He didn’t finish first, second or even in the top 20, but President Bush tried to lead by example Saturday in a three-mile run with hundreds of White House workers. His goal was to convince Americans to take to heart his message that regular exercise is essential to the good health of both the person and the nation.
Secretary’s words buoy ailing Amtrak
Transportation chief says administration doesn’t want to allow service to shut down
June 23, 2002
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said Saturday that he would consider providing emergency financial aid to keep Amtrak operating beyond a threatened midweek shutdown. Mineta asked Amtrak to convene a meeting of its board of directors to discuss whether, and how, the Transportation Department could help the struggling semipublic passenger railroad. The secretary also said Congress should be prepared to help.
Listen to generals
June 23, 2002
WNBA Roundup: Jazz silence Monarchs
June 23, 2002
Natalie Williams had season-highs of 22 points and 20 rebounds as the Utah Jazz defeated the Sacramento Monarchs 77-61 Saturday. Marie Ferdinand scored all 16 of her points in the second half, and Adrienne Goodson scored 15 for Utah (7-3), which has won three straight and is off to its best start in franchise history.
World Bowl: Thunder repeat
June 23, 2002
Todd Husak threw two touchdown passes to Dane Looker as the Berlin Thunder defended their World Bowl title with a 26-20 victory Saturday against the Rhein Fire. Husak connected with Looker for first-half touchdown scores of 41 and 15 yards, as the Thunder showed why they had been NFL Europe’s best offensive combination all season.
Nation briefs
June 23, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Democrats challenge Bush on drug benefit Washington, D.C.: Disabilities Act champion dead at 71 Miami: Trans-Atlantic trip accomplished on jet ski Los Angeles: TV series producer dies at age 70
Crushing’ response in works, Israel says
June 23, 2002
The Israeli military was preparing a “crushing and decisive” response to recent Palestinian attacks, and it could include an extended stay by Israeli troops in Palestinian areas, a senior defense official said Saturday.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
June 23, 2002
FBI report details jump in U.S. crime
June 23, 2002
The number of major crimes in the United States increased in 2001 for the first time in a decade, bringing an end to a decline in violence that had resulted in the lowest crime levels in a generation, according to FBI statistics.
Interleague Roundup: Castillo’s streak halted
Marlin hitless in victory
June 23, 2002
Luis Castillo’s 35-game hitting streak is over. Castillo went 0-for-4 Saturday night and was left on deck when the Florida Marlins finished off a four-run rally in the ninth inning to beat Detroit 5-4.
Guest lineups in place for news shows
June 23, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows.
Renegades split at qualifying tournament
June 23, 2002
Lawrence’s Renegades, an 18-and-under traveling baseball team, split a pair of games Saturday in a Triple Crown World Qualifier tournament. Lawrence was clipped in the opening game, 4-3, by the Florissant (Mo.) Travelers. The Renegades rallied to win their second game, 6-5, against the Kansas City Generals.
7,700 evacuated as wildfire rages on
June 23, 2002
Authorities ordered the 7,700 residents of this eastern Arizona mountain community to evacuate Saturday night as a mammoth fire breached a hastily constructed fire line on its western edge.
Advice columnist Landers dies at 83
June 23, 2002
Ann Landers, the columnist whose snappy, plainspoken and timely advice helped millions of readers deal with everything from birth to death, died Saturday. She was 83. The death of Landers, whose real name was Esther Lederer, was announced by the Chicago Tribune, publisher of her column. She died less than two weeks before her July 4 birthday.
Inspection lag called negligent
City cites multiple reasons for falling behind in its duties
June 23, 2002
By Joel Mathis When Gary and Michelle Williams moved into a new west Lawrence home in 1995, they figured everything was fine. It wasn’t. “The inspections were never done,” Gary Williams recalled last week. “We didn’t know that until we tried to sell it three years later.”
Boatloads of trash fished from Kaw
Afternoon volunteer cleanup produces more than 40 bags of garbage
June 23, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn A toy doll, a gift-wrap bow and countless Styrofoam cups finally made their way off a Kansas River sandbar and into a garbage bag Saturday along with pounds and pounds of other trash that littered the river.
Houdini to appear on stamp
June 23, 2002
Master magician, extraordinary escape artist, consummate contortionist. These words describe Harry Houdini, who will appear on a new 37-cent U.S. commemorative stamp to be released July 3.
Lee Norah Kirk
June 23, 2002
Polesitter prefers former track
Facelift at Save Mart 350 oval takes away landmarks
June 23, 2002
The newly named Infineon Raceway’s $50 million facelift has robbed drivers of familiar navigational landmarks a guardrail where they brake and a flag point where they gun it.
Travel briefs
June 23, 2002
Survey: Enterprise tops with rental car users Show meets minimum veggie requirement
Raiders clip defending champions
Lawrence aided by four errors in toppling Tulsa, 5-4, at Hoglund Ballpark
June 23, 2002
By Levi Chronister One night after committing five errors in an 8-1 loss to Arkansas City in the Al Ice Memorial Woodbat Classic on Friday, the Lawrence Raiders had a change of fortune. The Raiders scored five runs four unearned with the help of four errors by the defending champion Tulsa (Okla.) Memorial Chargers in a 5-4 victory Saturday at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark.
Eight losses enough for Royals - Kansas City 5, New York Mets 1
Ibanez’s 4 RBIs key win
June 23, 2002
What started out like a typical game for Kansas City turned into something the Royals haven’t seen in almost two weeks a win. After Roberto Alomar hit Kansas City starter Paul Byrd’s 10th pitch of the game to the wall where Michael Tucker took a home run away with a leaping catch it looked like it would be another long night for the Royals.
Rooms and roots
June 23, 2002
‘Home and Away’ takes sneak peek at water gardens Now’s the time to search for award-winning plants
Slime mold looks worse than it is
June 23, 2002
By Bruce Chladny Now that the lawns have enjoyed a wonderfully cool moist spring, it is time to look ahead toward summer.
Native American All-American game: West bests East, 27-10
Mental mistakes prove fatal for Boone-coached squad in inaugural clash
June 23, 2002
By Andy Samuelson There was no Hollywood ending Saturday night. Legendary football coach Herman Boone famous from Denzel Washington’s portrayal of him in the movie “Remember the Titans” didn’t have to worry about race relations during the first Native American All-Star football game at Haskell Stadium, but he couldn’t stop his East team from making major mental mistakes that cost it in a 27-10 loss to the West squad.
Waterfall feeds into plant-filled backyard pond
June 23, 2002
By Carol Boncella Taking advantage of the proximity to a wildlife sanctuary, blessed with a foundation of trees and shrubs from former owners and getting a little help from friends, Larry Redding has created a beautiful garden at 1219 W. 27th St.
Pooling their resources
Annual water garden tour hopes to make a splash
June 23, 2002
By Carol Boncella When Willie and Nancy Amison moved from a well-established neighborhood with mature shade trees to a new development with few trees, they had to make some adjustments. “You miss the big trees,” Nancy said.
Survey finds employees take ‘cell phone breaks’
June 23, 2002
Workers aren’t worried about making personal phone calls at work, but many are calling friends and family with their own cell phones instead of the company circuits.
Family fun recipes
June 23, 2002
Examples of “FamilyFun Boredom Busters” recipes from “Boredom Busters” (Disney Enterprises).
Music industry builds on success of ‘O Brother’ soundtrack with tour and new albums
June 23, 2002
Nearly two years after its release, the soundtrack of the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” film continues to cause ripple effects in the music industry. The Grammy-winning album of blues, mountain and other Americana music has sold more than 6 million copies and is still hovering on Billboard’s chart of the Top 20 albums in the country.
Book offers quick fun for long, hot summer
June 23, 2002
Many kids spend 10 months of the year waiting for their summer break from school. They know that once summer comes there are ice cream cones to be eaten, sprinklers to run through and bicycles to be ridden.
Urban Fashion gets an award show
June 23, 2002
It’s a multibillion-dollar segment of the fashion industry, and now urban fashion has its own award show. The first Urban Fashion Awards, with a slew of 27 categories honoring designers, models, and stylists among others, were recently held at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
Masking technique makes painting geometric shapes easier
June 23, 2002
My decorating partner, Matt Fox, loves to paint. Sure, he’ll try some of the newer painting techniques, but his real love is the simple process of painting in one color. He can coat a room in no time flat, and that’s a real bonus when you’re trying to decorate as many rooms as we do.
Furniture serves dual purposes
June 23, 2002
The chair-table is a form that has been used since medieval times. An armchair was made with a very large back that was hinged to the back of the arms. The back could be lowered to make a table.
Spic-n-Span solution helps clean up pet stains
June 23, 2002
Pet stains not only are unsightly, but also often result in less-than-pleasant odors. A simple and effective way to get a pet stain out is to use a solution of 2 tablespoons of Spic-n-Span in 1 gallon of warm water working the solution into the area with a cloth or sponge.
Chilly Alaska popular site for new mysteries
June 23, 2002
Things are heating up in Alaska, with detectives hot on the trail of murderers in two new hardcover whodunits set in the 49th state. “A Fine and Bitter Snow” (St. Martin’s) is Anchorage resident Dana Stabenow’s 12th in the series featuring Aleutian detective Kate Shugak, who investigates when a plan to drill for oil on a wildlife preserve leads to the murder of an environmentalist.
Fashion meets function
Wash-and-wear’ is becoming a desirable label
June 23, 2002
In this fashion-fickle society, there is one label that is gaining popularity and keeping it: machine washable. Busy women are fueling the craze for easy-care clothes that can be worn all day and for a variety of activities and then go straight into the washing machine.
Hood provides tips for living happier life
June 23, 2002
Mark Hood, a Topeka psychologist, recently published “Live Before You Die,” a book written to help people recognize “who you are and who you can be.”
Psychologist tries to drain educators’ stress
June 23, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Mark Hood closed a Lawrence school district leadership conference by sharing insights on how staff can grapple with the stress of rising job demands. The Topeka psychologist and motivational speaker brought no magic pill to ease the pain of Supt. Randy Weseman’s edict that student performance must increase next year.
A Dickens of a musical
Young actors getting ready to open ‘Oliver’
June 23, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Forty teen-agers have spent the month of June honing their singing, dancing and acting skills for “Oliver,” a musical based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” that premieres at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Powwow, art show to feature students’ works
June 23, 2002
The Upward Bound Summer Academy is having its first powwow and art show from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Haskell Indian Nations University, 23rd Street and Barker Avenue.
Ben Folds goes solo
June 23, 2002
By Michael Newman Ben Folds, formerly of Ben Folds Five, performed Friday night at City Market in Kansas City, Mo. The near sell-out crowd put up with 90-degree temperatures to sing along with every word Folds sang.
Photographer’s images bring to life St. Louis of early 20th century
June 23, 2002
You might not think of St. Louis as a glamorous theater town. Wilson Todd’s vintage black-and-white photographs may change your mind. The silky, gelatin silver prints feature dramatic lighting, elaborate shadows, carefully posed figures, theatrical sets and all the trappings that we have come to recognize as Hollywood glam.
What are you reading?
June 23, 2002
Small paintings resemble icons, serve as symbols
June 23, 2002
“Lyrical Expressionist Paintings” by Bernie Re Jr. is being exhibited through July 5 at La Prima Tazza Cafe, 638 Mass.
Bob the dog’s ability to fetch discarded bottles brings him fame
June 23, 2002
Ever since he was a puppy, Bob liked to put his distinctive jowls around plastic bottles. Now, it’s an obsession.
Va. man’s fancy guppies are a far cry from pet store fish
June 23, 2002
There’s no coat to brush and fluff. No nails to clip, or teeth to brush. Forget obedience training because they don’t respond to verbal commands. And you will never find a leash to fit their itty-bitty necks. Instead, you feed them eight times a day and hope they grow fast and multiply many times over.
Youth volunteers share smiles with Brandon Woods residents
June 23, 2002
By Mindie Paget A group of youth volunteers who visited residents at Brandon Woods Retirement Community walked away with some unexpected benefits. Like bags of potato chips, for instance.
s abstract works are rooted in Japan
June 23, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Childhood memories of events and people in Nagano, Japan, inspire 26-year-old Mieko Ono’s colorful, abstract acrylic paintings. Ono, who has studied art at Kansas University since 1999, came to the United States from Japan in 1994 so she could attend college.
Mental mistakes prove fatal for Boone-coached squad in inaugural clash
June 23, 2002
By Andy Samuelson There was no Hollywood ending Saturday night. Legendary football coach Herman Boone  famous from Denzel Washington’s portrayal of him in the movie “Remember the Titans”  didn’t have to worry about race relations during the first Native American All-Star football game at Haskell Stadium, but he couldn’t stop his East team from making major mental mistakes that cost it in a 27-10 loss to the West squad.
Lawrence rally aims to educate consumers
June 23, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence is about to become the state’s ethanol capital  for a day, at least. Several area farm organizations will gather July 3 in the city to promote ethanol. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to get the idea across that your car isn’t going to blow up if you use ethanol in it,” said Les Regier of the Kansas Farm Bureau.
works
June 23, 2002
The Upward Bound Summer Academy is having its first powwow and art show from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Haskell Indian Nations University, 23rd Street and Barker Avenue.
City cites multiple reasons for falling behind in its duties
June 23, 2002
By Joel Mathis When Gary and Michelle Williams moved into a new west Lawrence home in 1995, they figured everything was fine. It wasn’t. “The inspections were never done,” Gary Williams recalled last week. “We didn’t know that until we tried to sell it three years later.”
Waterfall feeds into plant-filled backyard pond
June 23, 2002
By Carol Boncella Taking advantage of the proximity to a wildlife sanctuary, blessed with a foundation of trees and shrubs from former owners and getting a little help from friends, Larry Redding has created a beautiful garden at 1219 W. 27th St.
Annual water garden tour hopes to make a splash
June 23, 2002
By Carol Boncella When Willie and Nancy Amison moved from a well-established neighborhood with mature shade trees to a new development with few trees, they had to make some adjustments. “You miss the big trees,” Nancy said.
Slime mold looks worse than it is
June 23, 2002
By Bruce Chladny Now that the lawns have enjoyed a wonderfully cool moist spring, it is time to look ahead toward summer.
Hood provides tips for living happier life
June 23, 2002
Mark Hood, a Topeka psychologist, recently published “Live Before You Die,” a book written to help people recognize “who you are and who you can be.”
Renegades split at qualifying tournament
June 23, 2002
Lawrence’s Renegades, an 18-and-under traveling baseball team, split a pair of games Saturday in a Triple Crown World Qualifier tournament. Lawrence was clipped in the opening game, 4-3, by the Florissant (Mo.) Travelers. The Renegades rallied to win their second game, 6-5, against the Kansas City Generals.
Cultural exchange
Upward Bound academy teaches classroom, cultural skills
June 23, 2002
By Jan Biles Sixteen-year-old Chris Knoxsah carefully listened as cedar flute instructor Janalea Hoffman played a sequence of notes. He placed his fingers flat over the holes in the flute’s body and blew into its mouth, echoing the teacher’s song.
Briefly
June 23, 2002
West Virginia: Drifter questioned in kidnapping case Minneapolis: Northwest to sever ties to Priceline.com New York: Report: Mailed anthrax was made in laboratory Wisconsin: 9-inch rain deluge forces evacuation
Arts notes
June 23, 2002
Guest conductor to lead city band at next concert Small paintings resemble icons, serve as symbols Jam session welcomes acoustic musicians Shakespeare festival features rotating plays Comedy show to broadcast finale at KC theate
Arts notes
June 23, 2002
KU Alumni magazine, writer earn awards Street Fair to feature talent show, crafts Deadline for ArtWalk just around the corner ‘Tsil Cafe’ author to appear on radio show Toy museum to break ground for addition Workshop targets Alzheimer’s families Exhibit contains circus artifacts
Bombing survivor perpetually haunted by atomic blast
June 23, 2002
By Bill Snead Who would have believed that India and Pakistan ever would be talking about settling their long-standing differences with nuclear weapons? And, as history repeats itself, the U.S. president is warning his nation to listen as he and his Cabinet talk seriously about threats of nuclear explosions and “dirty” bombs on American soil.
stress
June 23, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Mark Hood closed a Lawrence school district leadership conference by sharing insights on how staff can grapple with the stress of rising job demands. The Topeka psychologist and motivational speaker brought no magic pill to ease the pain of Supt. Randy Weseman’s edict that student performance must increase next year.
Community theater celebrates 25 years with homecoming gala
June 23, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Lawrence Community Theatre will commemorate its 25th year June 30 with a gala featuring performers from past musicals. “I think it’s going to be a dynamite night of theater and musicals,” said Laurie VanderPol, the show’s director.
Afternoon volunteer cleanup produces more than 40 bags of garbage
June 23, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn A toy doll, a gift-wrap bow and countless Styrofoam cups finally made their way off a Kansas River sandbar and into a garbage bag Saturday along with pounds and pounds of other trash that littered the river.
June 23, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Forty teen-agers have spent the month of June honing their singing, dancing and acting skills for “Oliver,” a musical based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” that premieres at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Gary Leonard Sr.
June 23, 2002
Lawrence commuter report
June 23, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
KU graduates represent youthful presence in state politics
June 23, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Eric Bloom is getting used to being with an older crowd on the campaign trail. The 23-year-old candidate for lieutenant governor recently scouted out the room at an Overland Park candidate forum. He saw a college-aged woman working for Phill Kline’s campaign for attorney general.
Baseball Briefs
June 23, 2002
Meyers will stay on as Buck’s replacement Dunwoody placed on DL Kline dies at 70 Cincinnati reliever released from hospital Rangers hire Hershiser as pitching coach
Politics scores one on bravado
Minnesotans: Ventura’s decision not to seek re-election a wise one
June 23, 2002
On Gov. Jesse Ventura’s inauguration day, the resplendent Capitol rotunda here became a theater of populism not seen at such a level since the election of Louisiana Gov. Huey Long in 1928.
Horoscopes
June 23, 2002
Elderly may hide drinking problem
June 23, 2002
Earthquake in Iran kills hundreds
News agency reports nearly 100 remote villages flattened in disaster
June 23, 2002
A powerful earthquake Saturday flattened nearly 100 remote mountain villages in northwestern Iran, killing at least 500 people, injuring more than 1,600 and leaving thousands homeless.
Business briefs
June 23, 2002
Exhibit reflects artist’s enduring fascination with ballet dancer
June 23, 2002
Jamie Wyeth was so fascinated with Rudolf Nureyev that he asked the ballet dancer if he could paint his portrait. At their first meeting at a party in 1974, Nureyev said no. A year later, he reconsidered.
Thomas recalls lighter moments
White House correspondent reflects on presidents’ humor
June 23, 2002
Journalist Helen Thomas has covered nine presidents, from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush, earning the unofficial title of dean of the White House press corps during her days with United Press International.
Bookstore
June 23, 2002
KU graduates represent youthful presence in state politics
June 23, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Eric Bloom is getting used to being with an older crowd on the campaign trail. The 23-year-old candidate for lieutenant governor recently scouted out the room at an Overland Park candidate forum. He saw a college-aged woman working for Phill Kline’s campaign for attorney general.
Night-side workers keep KU running despite budget cuts
June 23, 2002
By Mindie Paget The lights are off, the doors locked tight. In this otherwise abandoned building, Josh Wheeler flips a switch on a massive control panel, sending a snapping sound down the empty hallway.
Leeson services
June 23, 2002
Suneetta Lamerele McCoy
June 23, 2002
Not everyone will welcome foreign players with open arms
June 23, 2002
Los Angeles Clippers guard Quentin Richardson was unimpressed. He shrugged off Yao Ming, the Chinese center who has so captured the NBA’s imagination. Richardson disrespected Yao. He doesn’t look like he’ll be a huge shot blocker. He didn’t have the intensity level I expected.
Title IX turns XXX
But 80 percent of colleges still aren’t in full compliance
June 23, 2002
Thirty years after becoming law, Title IX is still stirring the landscape of college sports. The measure, which mandated gender equity for institutions receiving federal funds, is the subject of widespread debate, applauded on some fronts and attacked on others.
NHL Draft: Panthers, Jackets swap early picks
June 23, 2002
Rick Dudley traded the No. 1 pick in Saturday’s NHL draft and still got the player he and the Florida Panthers wanted. Doug MacLean of the Columbus Blue Jackets needed to move up to pick their guy.
Major leagues jolted by loss of Kile
June 23, 2002
The stunning death of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile brought even baseball’s toughest guys to tears Saturday. “I think we’ve all heard what he was like as a teammate, and it’s all true,” Colorado slugger Larry Walker said as he dabbed his eyes.
People
June 23, 2002
Spears cruises past movie star to top Forbes Celebrity 100 list First lady likes ‘Little Women’ Hollywood walk to add stars Talk of sequel not too Shaggy
Turkey bound for semis
Rematch with Brazil gained with 1-0 overtime win
June 23, 2002
Turkey’s biggest soccer victory meant a spot in the World Cup semifinals. It also meant another chance at Brazil. The Turks have been eager for payback ever since they lost 2-1 to the four-time champions on a controversial late penalty kick in the first round.
U.S. savors unexpected success in World Cup
Americans prove themselves to world
June 23, 2002
They woke up America and they woke up the world. The United States came to the World Cup seeking redemption, respect and recognition. The American soccer team got all three, and something more important, too.
CPA may serve as mediator
June 23, 2002
Cardinals’ Kile dead
It appears he died in his bed, in his sleep’
June 23, 2002
St. Louis pitcher Darryl Kile was found dead in the team hotel Saturday, apparently of natural causes, police said. Kile was found in his bed, said commanding officer Michael Chasen. There were no signs of forced entry and no signs of foul play.
Dancers push limits to show they cancan
June 23, 2002
The Gingersnaps don’t kick as high as they once did. Their energy level dips after 30 minutes or so. But their gams are still shapely, their formations are still tight, and their enthusiasm is still strong for doing what they love dancing.
Briefcase
June 23, 2002
Southwest Airlines narrows focus on wide passengers Survey: Workers say image matters Economy: CEOs say job creation key to recovery by year’s end Motley Fool: Name that company
Work force seeks to find employer
Plant shutdown prompts workers to market themselves as made-to-order labor force
June 23, 2002
When the 360 employees at FCI Electronics learned their plant would be closing in October, they decided that instead of leaving town to find a new employer, they’d ask an employer to find them.
Ethanol fuels hope for farmers
Lawrence rally aims to educate consumers
June 23, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence is about to become the state’s ethanol capital for a day, at least. Several area farm organizations will gather July 3 in the city to promote ethanol. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to get the idea across that your car isn’t going to blow up if you use ethanol in it,” said Les Regier of the Kansas Farm Bureau.
Winona Ryder tries laughter to defuse theft scandal
June 23, 2002
Winona Ryder has poked fun at her shoplifting arrest on “Saturday Night Live,” the MTV Movie Awards and the cover of W magazine, which featured her wearing a “Free Winona” T-shirt.
Upward Bound academy teaches classroom, cultural skills
June 23, 2002
By Jan Biles Sixteen-year-old Chris Knoxsah carefully listened as cedar flute instructor Janalea Hoffman played a sequence of notes. He placed his fingers flat over the holes in the flute’s body and blew into its mouth, echoing the teacher’s song.
Briefly
June 23, 2002
Afghanistan: Women’s ministry post unfilled by president Malaysia: Prime minister rethinks resignation Montreal: Suspect arrested for plotting attack Pakistan: Confessions coerced, Pearl defendants say Spain: Explosions coincide with European summit
Brenda J. ‘B.J.’ James
June 23, 2002
Outdoors Briefs
June 23, 2002
Bass Club winners Kingsley 168th Pheasant report
Nothing new in bass lures? Think again
June 23, 2002
Soft plastic lures are arguably the most versatile fishing lures ever invented and are inarguably the best all-around lures for largemouth bass. Just when you think there’s nothing new that can be done with a soft plastic lure, along comes yet another innovation.
Bin Laden alive, spokesman says
Rumor about illness and injury ‘has no truth,’ Kuwaiti says in taped message vowing more attacks
June 23, 2002
Osama bin Laden and his No. 2 man are both alive and well and their al-Qaida network is ready to attack new U.S. targets, bin Laden’s spokesman said in audiotaped remarks aired today. The message also claimed responsibility for a deadly April fire at a Jewish synagogue in Tunisia.
Time moves slowly in rural Portugal
Enticing landscapes, medieval fortresses are rich in myth
June 23, 2002
The skulls of hundreds of medieval monks stare out of an ancient chapel’s chilly walls in this myth-rich region where Arab fortresses from Crusader times keep watch over an enticing landscape of vineyards and cork and olive trees.
Food giant aims to satisfy craze for convenience in U.S.
Kraft pours millions into product innovation
June 23, 2002
Back in the dark ages of the packaged foods business, developing “instant” Jell-O pudding that took 15 minutes to prepare was a big breakthrough and frozen concentrate was the fastest thing going in orange juice.
Stock market reflects worries about future
June 23, 2002
If the recession is over, why are stocks doing so poorly? Of course, we’re assuming the recession is over. Most experts seem to think it ended in December, though the official judges at the National Bureau of Economic Research have yet to rule.
Fashion briefs
June 23, 2002
The Gap lists the must-haves for fall Vera Wang unveils tableware line Tips help damage caused by coloring
Spielberg, Cruise: co-workers at last
Director, actor look beyond ‘Minority Report’ to more projects together
June 23, 2002
Cruise and Spielberg, together on the same bill. Took long enough. Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg friends since the actor shot to stardom with 1983’s “Risky Business” and joined the director as one of the demigods of modern Hollywood spent years kicking around ideas for a joint project.
Freed convicts a fearful concern for KCK residents
June 23, 2002
With five people dead in a killing spree shocking even for this crime-troubled city, residents here might be forgiven for wondering why one of the suspects wasn’t already locked up.
Arts notes
June 23, 2002
Singer-songwriter to give concert at Stu’s Quilt artists showing works in Wichita Teddy bear sculptures being installed in KC Baker professor receives Kopke award Arts center camp pairs youngsters and artists
Night-side workers keep KU running despite budget cuts
June 23, 2002
By Mindie Paget The lights are off, the doors locked tight. In this otherwise abandoned building, Josh Wheeler flips a switch on a massive control panel, sending a snapping sound down the empty hallway.
Briefly
June 23, 2002
New York: FDNY tells firefighters to be wary of inquiries Washington: Terror suspect’s mother: Jailing turned son bitter St. Louis: Weather causing problems for global balloon attempt New York: Enron manipulation reported
Covert action won’t beat Saddam
June 23, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group CIA officials are telling key members of Congress that the spy agency has only a 10 percent to 15 percent chance of recruiting an Iraqi general to put a bullet in the brain of Saddam Hussein or of mounting any other successful covert operation that would avoid a U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Hiroshima lesson lingers
Bombing survivor perpetually haunted by atomic blast
June 23, 2002
By Bill Snead Who would have believed that India and Pakistan ever would be talking about settling their long-standing differences with nuclear weapons? And, as history repeats itself, the U.S. president is warning his nation to listen as he and his Cabinet talk seriously about threats of nuclear explosions and “dirty” bombs on American soil.
Kim repeats round of 67
Webb five strokes back in LPGA event
June 23, 2002
Karrie Webb never had the first shot on Saturday. That’s all you need to know about how well Mi Hyun Kim played on the third round at the LPGA Rochester International. Kim shot her second straight 5-under-par 67 and finished the day 13 under at 203. That was five shots better than Webb, alone in second after shooting 72 for the second day in a row over the narrow Locust Hill Country Club course.
Spain latest to blast refs
June 23, 2002
Add Spain to the growing list of critics condemning World Cup referees. Coach Jose Antonio Camacho was furious at the ref and linesmen for disallowing three goals Saturday before South Korea knocked Spain out of the tournament in a penalty-kick shootout following a 0-0 tie.
Greene storms to victory in 100
Rival Montgomery places second; Jones cruises in women’s race
June 23, 2002
Maurice Greene silenced his top challenger in the men’s 100 meters just barely. Marion Jones still has no American rival in the women’s 100. Greene edged Tim Montgomery on Saturday night to win his third national title in the 100. Twenty minutes earlier, Jones raced to her fourth U.S. title at that distance.
College World Series: Longhorns prove to be ‘very best’
Texas takes title tilt against Gamecocks, 12-6
June 23, 2002
Texas closer Huston Street has his own national championship story to share with his dad. The son of former Texas quarterback James Street, who helped lead the Longhorns to a Cotton Bowl victory in 1970, carried the baseball team to its fifth College World Series title on Saturday.
Seeking couplehood or company, singles seek dates
June 23, 2002
The smell of warm maple syrup sticks to the air, coffee cups clang, and over scrambled eggs and pancakes, 76-year-old Ella Marmon is talking about playing hard to get. It’s 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday at Michael’s Restaurant, and Marmon has love on her mind. Love’s name is Tom.
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June 23, 2002
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Community theater celebrates 25 years with homecoming gala
June 23, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Lawrence Community Theatre will commemorate its 25th year June 30 with a gala featuring performers from past musicals. “I think it’s going to be a dynamite night of theater and musicals,” said Laurie VanderPol, the show’s director.
KU student’s abstract works are rooted in Japan
June 23, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Childhood memories of events and people in Nagano, Japan, inspire 26-year-old Mieko Ono’s colorful, abstract acrylic paintings. Ono, who has studied art at Kansas University since 1999, came to the United States from Japan in 1994 so she could attend college.
Lawrence aided by four errors in toppling Tulsa, 5-4, at Hoglund Ballpark
June 23, 2002
By Levi Chronister One night after committing five errors in an 8-1 loss to Arkansas City in the Al Ice Memorial Woodbat Classic on Friday, the Lawrence Raiders had a change of fortune. The Raiders scored five runs  four unearned  with the help of four errors by the defending champion Tulsa (Okla.) Memorial Chargers in a 5-4 victory Saturday at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark.
Rockets ready to roll dice with Yao?
Houston has history of successful No. 1 draft picks in Sampson, Olajuwon
June 23, 2002
From coin flips to long-shot lottery odds, the Houston Rockets have been successful at getting the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Coin flips got them Ralph Sampson in 1983 and Hakeem Olajuwon in 1984 and this year an 8.9 percent chance in the lottery system gave them the first pick once again in Wednesday’s draft.
Ben Folds goes solo
June 23, 2002
By Michael Newman Ben Folds, formerly of Ben Folds Five, performed Friday night at City Market in Kansas City, Mo. The near sell-out crowd put up with 90-degree temperatures to sing along with every word Folds sang.
Police cruisers from Ford under increasing criticism
June 23, 2002
Ford Motor Co. is under mounting pressure to recall hundreds of thousands of Crown Victoria police cruisers amid reports of rear-collision gas tank fires in which at least 10 police officers allegedly have burned to death since 1992.