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Kansas politics: filing deadline passes
June 24, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 3:03 p.m.) Two of four area seats in the Kansas House will go uncontested, according to information released by the Kansas Secretary of State following today’s noon filing deadline.
Supreme Court overturns death sentence law in five states; 168 sentences affected
June 24, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:03 p.m.) The Supreme Court overturned the death sentence laws of five states Monday, affecting more than 160 death row inmates, by ruling that juries and not judges must make life-or-death determinations about the fate of convicted killers.
President touts homeland security department
June 24, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 11:27 a.m.) President Bush told border-control workers Monday at Port Elizabeth, N.J., that his plan for a new Department of Homeland Security will “make your jobs easier” and the nation safer. The proposed department would bring together several federal agencies now responsible for keeping dangerous cargo from slipping through the nation’s ports.
Foreign Ministry says bin Laden won’t be able to hide forever if he is in Pakistan
June 24, 2002
(Updated Monday at 6:46 a.m.) Osama bin Laden or his chief lieutenants won’t be able to evade arrest indefinitely if they have sought refuge secretly in Pakistan, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Aziz Ahmed Khan said that if there is reliable information on the precise whereabouts of bin Laden or other senior al-Qaida figures, “they will be nabbed immediately.”
North Korean asylum-seekers arrive in South Korea
June 24, 2002
Ending a diplomatic standoff, 26 North Koreans who had sought refuge at the South Korean and Canadian Embassies in Beijing arrived today in Seoul for permanent settlement.
Art symbolizes state’s future
Lawrence sculptor tapped to adorn governor’s mansion
June 24, 2002
By Dave Ranney Friends of Cedar Crest, a nonprofit fund-raising group dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of the governor’s mansion in Topeka, has commissioned Lawrence artist Jim Brothers to design and create a life-size bronze sculpture. “I’m working on it right now,” Brothers said. “I’m way behind, but that’s nothing new. It’s going to be a good piece.”
Briefly
June 24, 2002
President may call referendum on rule More mayors quit amid rebel threats Villagers clean up as flooding recedes Week after attack, voters trickle to polls
Renegades win pair in Triple Crown tournament
June 24, 2002
The Lawrence Renegades won their final two games of the Triple Crown Tournament on Sunday in Blue Springs, Mo. The Renegades defeated the Kansas City Generals, 4-0, in their first game and topped St. Louis’ Florissant Travelers, 15-14, in eight innings.
Delivery drivers needed for Meals on Wheels
June 24, 2002
Agency: Meals on Wheels
Theater drops play after killings in abbey
June 24, 2002
Next year, perhaps, a musical comedy about death in a Roman Catholic community will be funny again in northwest Missouri. But not now. The Nodaway Community Theater Co. has canceled its summer performances of “Nunsense” in light of a Kearney man’s June 10 attack on nearby Conception Abbey.
Catholics, dairy industry dislike anti-milk billboard
June 24, 2002
The billboard planned for Interstate 229 sounds inoffensive enough: A picture of a nursing child and a message promoting breast-feeding. But the infant in question is the Christ child, shown being breast-fed by his mother, Mary. And the message isn’t just pro-breast-feeding, it’s anti-milk.
Water quality problems kill ocean rays in zoo’s summer exhibit
June 24, 2002
The Kansas City Zoo had to temporarily shut down a hands-on exhibit of ocean rays after more than half the fish died. Eight of the 15 Atlantic stingrays and cownose rays in the petting exhibit died over a four-day period beginning June 13 the result of water quality problems, zoo officials said.
Sampras ailing as Grand Slam event begins
June 24, 2002
Pete Sampras was notably absent as dozens of top players and their coaches shuffled out to the 14 practice courts at the All England Club’s north end Sunday. Under mostly sunny skies in temperatures near 70, it had the feel of a summer tennis camp training session, as though a counselor had yelled, “OK, everybody grab a racket!”
Mets rally past KC in eighth - New York 5, Kansas City 4
Bullpen can’t hold lead for Royals rookie
June 24, 2002
Roger Cedeno knew he’d get a good pitch to hit, and Mike Piazza knew his teammate would come through in the clutch. Cedeno hit a go-ahead two-run single with the bases loaded off Jason Grimsley in the eighth inning to rally the New York Mets to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
Narron knows St. Louis will go on
Texas skipper replaced Munson
June 24, 2002
Jerry Narron could imagine how Jason Simontacchi must’ve felt as he prepared to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night. The grief. The sense of loss. The same I’d-rather-be-any place-in-the-world-but-here sensation in the pit of his stomach.
Cardinals coping
Players head back to work with minds on fallen teammate
June 24, 2002
Jim Edmonds leaned against a wall for support, his eyes red and watery, Darryl Kile’s No. 57 written on both his cap and the thick tape covering his right wrist. As he listened to St. Louis manager Tony La Russa and teammate Woody Williams talk about Kile, he looked upward with a vacant stare, as if he still couldn’t believe the pitcher was dead at just 33.
Rotary Club fund-raiser for senior services waning
June 24, 2002
By Dave Ranney Ten years ago, Dick Wagstaff and his buddies raised more than $40,000 for Douglas County Senior Services. Last year, they took in about $6,000. This year’s take could be as little as $3,000.
Lawrence city commission
Commissioners consider increasing municipal court fees
June 24, 2002
Lawrence city commissioners are expected to increase municipal court fees, for such things as speeding tickets issued in the city, from $20 to $22.50. Assistant City Manager Dave Corliss, the city’s director of legal services, estimates the city will generate about $25,000 a year from the increase. The money will go to pay for a new video arraignment system and fiber-optic line for municipal court; the remainder will go to the city’s general fund.
Minority Report,’ ‘Lilo & Stitch’ hit box-office photo finish
June 24, 2002
Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg wound up in a dead heat with a cartoon kid and her goofy alien pal.
McCoy services
June 24, 2002
Milton Chase Brown
June 24, 2002
Louis A. Adams
June 24, 2002
Israel widens scope of military operations
June 24, 2002
Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers today surrounded Yasser Arafat’s shell-shattered compound while the Palestinian leader and aides were inside, expanding Israel’s control over the West Bank.
Miracle rally past Liberty to win fourth straight
June 24, 2002
Nykesha Sales scored 25 of her career high-tying 29 points in the second half and the Orlando Miracle rallied to beat the slumping New York Liberty 77-65 for their fourth straight win Sunday.
Gooden’s ready
Californian likely top-five choice
June 24, 2002
He was once a wispy, 170-pound ninth grader prone to mischief. Then he was a slender, 205-pound senior at El Cerrito High School, graceful and agile but not the least bit imposing. Now, as Drew Gooden launches jumper after smooth jumper during twice-daily workouts in the East Bay, he belongs in another realm.
Reaching into a new dimension
Software adds sense of touch to viewing baby in womb
June 24, 2002
Ever heard of something soft as an unborn baby’s skin? A software package designed by an Albuquerque, N.M., company will let parents “feel” their baby’s face or hands before the child is born.
Mickelson defends GHO title
Lefty becomes first repeat winner in tourney history
June 24, 2002
Phil Mickelson had good reason to feel comfortable standing over a 108-yard sand wedge shot on the 18th hole late Sunday afternoon in the Greater Hartford Open.
Lawmakers anticipate new attack ‘any day’
June 24, 2002
Al-Qaida terrorists appear to be regrouping as a lethal threat with or without Osama bin Laden, congressional leaders said Sunday.
Local briefs
June 24, 2002
Show cats strut their stuff Seventy feline fanatics from as far away as Canada brought 131 cats to the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds this weekend for the sixth annual Kansas City Midwest chapter of the American Cat Fanciers Assn. cat show. Shawnee resident Jody Lawson, president of the Midwest chapter and show manager, said the cats were divided into four breeds for judging: kittens, breeding cats, spayed and neutered purebreds and household pets. Above left, Joe Lauria from WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Mo., judges the cat of Iowa resident Kitty Osborn. “Windmills Red’s Double-Flash” competed in the best cat costume category Saturday. ___________ Learning: Schools for Chiapas forum to explore Mayan culture “Schools for Chiapas,” a forum on Mayan culture, history, art and politics, will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. The forum will include arts and crafts, puppet shows, speakers, slide shows and a documentary video. Schools for Chiapas is a nonprofit organization based in San Diego that builds schools for Mayan communities in the highlands of rural southwestern Mexico. Those attending the forum are asked to bring school supplies for the Mayan communities. For more information, contact Peter Brown at schoolsforchiapas@schoolsforchiapas.org, or call (619) 232-2841. ___________ Science: Astronomer plans lecture Topeka Paul Butler, one of the astronomers credited with the recent discovery of planets around other stars, will deliver “Extrasolar Planets” at 8 p.m. Saturday at White Concert Hall at Washburn University, 13th and Jewell streets. A staff scientist in the department of terrestrial magnetism at Carnegie Institution in Washington, Butler is a member of the international team that discovered 13 new planets outside our solar system. One of the discoveries was a sunlike star at nearly the same distance as Jupiter orbits the sun. Butler has won several science awards and has been published in Time, Newsweek, Science news, Smithsonian and other magazines. ___________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.32 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.
Inaugural game viewed as successful
June 24, 2002
By Chuck Woodling One down and, Jeff Bigger hopes, many more to come. Bigger is the Tulsa man who helped organize and direct the first annual Native American All-Star football game played Saturday night at Haskell Stadium.
Cubs stop St. Louis
June 24, 2002
On a night when Darryl Kile was supposed to be on the mound, the St. Louis Cardinals mourned their lost teammate and honored him at the same time just by taking the field.
Barrichello triumphs in Grand Prix
June 24, 2002
This time, Rubens Barrichello didn’t have to make way for his teammate.
What’s new
June 24, 2002
Human-shaped robots make debut in soccer’s classic Receivers let you take digital radios on the open road New products help thwart would-be laptop thieves
AFI offers its thanks to Hanks
June 24, 2002
Tom Hanks turns 46 next month. He’s clearly not a kid anymore, but is he ready for “A Tribute to Tom Hanks: The 30th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award” (8 p.m., USA)? Taped two weeks ago at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre, this salute includes tributes and ribbing from Hank’s friends, directors, co-stars and colleagues, including Tim Allen (“Toy Story”), Ron Howard (“Splash” and “Apollo 13”), Helen Hunt (“Cast Away”), Steve Martin, Meg Ryan (“Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail”); Gary Sinise (“Forest Gump” and “Apollo 13”), Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump” and “Cast Away”) and Steven Spielberg (“Saving Private Ryan”). Spielberg, who was honored by the AFI in 1995, will present Hanks with his award.
Lakeside: Bowyer and Davis battle from back and win
June 24, 2002
Luck appeared to take a vacation during qualifying heats for both NASCAR Modified defending champion Clint Bowyer, Emporia, Kan., and Grand National NASCAR Shortrack Series national point leader Kerry Davis, Kansas City, Mo.
Area briefs
June 24, 2002
 1 dies, 1 injured in wreck  Commissioners to review Wells Overlook proposal
Area briefs
June 24, 2002
1 dies, 1 injured in wreck Commissioners to review Wells Overlook proposal
Diversity lacking
June 24, 2002
Education boom
June 24, 2002
J-W Editorials The higher education offered free of charge to returning GIs wasn’t just a gift to the veterans; it was an investment in the nation’s future. The people who forged the GI Bill of Rights following World War II understood something that current lawmakers sometimes seem to forget.
Honor roll
June 24, 2002
West Junior High School announces students who made honors during the spring semester of the 2001-2002 school year.
Louis A. Adams
June 24, 2002
No services are planned for Louis A. Adams, 86, Oskaloosa, formerly of the Lake Side Village community of Ozawkie. Cremation is planned. Mr. Adams died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Hickory Pointe Care Center, Oskaloosa, after a long illness.
Museum defense
June 24, 2002
Number concern
June 24, 2002
To the editor: Just hung up on a call from a Chrysler representative wanting to issue a credit card and needing my Social Security number (SSN) to send information! Monday, my parents received a call from an insurance company wanting SSN. Paying their house insurance for over 30 years is no longer enough! Telephone company, cable company, every company wants your SSN or they will no longer provide service. Yet we are repeatedly told via TV and newspaper that we should not give out SSN.
KU designer accommodates student decorating quirks
June 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Carol von Tersch’s interior design clients aren’t wealthy homeowners wanting to impress guests at dinner parties with ritzy amenities. Sometimes they want a pingpong table in their living room, or a firefighter’s pole running between floors.
Two monkey species discovered in Amazon
June 24, 2002
Scientists working in Brazil’s central Amazon have discovered two new monkey species that are about the size of small cats, Conservation International announced Sunday.
Change marks Weseman’s first two years
Lawrence superintendent strives to improve student performance amid administrative challenges
June 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Randy Weseman is impatient with the pace of Lawrence school students’ academic progress. He’s relieved the school board tackles controversial issues.
18-year-old sought in Wichita shooting
June 24, 2002
A man was shot and killed after a scuffle in his front yard, and police were seeking an 18-year-old suspect.
LPGA’s top players paying top dollar for Hutch housing
June 24, 2002
Some of the nation’s top golfers plan to pay up to $1,000 a day for a little piece of home during the U.S. Women’s Open next week, championship organizers say.
Web sites can steer you to driver’s ed videos, gadgets
June 24, 2002
By Dave Toplikar “It’s all right. Just try it again. Let the clutch out slowL-L-LY,” I stuttered as we jerked forward several times. The engine died, and we rolled back farther. “Brake, brake, brake,” I continued. “You can do this. Just relax.”
Sonic Youth release taps NYC emotions
June 24, 2002
The members of Sonic Youth have always worked like poets, senses flared to the emotional current of their New York City, and faith in this process has now led them to one of their most human albums and possibly their best. “Murray Street,” their 16th full-length album in 21 years, is a mature statement that satisfies as completely as their last three messy experiments ‘Washing Machine,” “Experimental Jet Set” and “NYC Ghosts and Flowers” did not.
Honor roll
June 24, 2002
West Junior High School announces students who made honors during the spring semester of the 2001-2002 school year.
Jones unstoppable in 200 meters
Sprinter hasn’t lost final since May, 1995
June 24, 2002
Marion Jones still can’t be beaten in the 200 meters.
On the street
June 24, 2002
Asked on Massachusetts Street Do you think it is necessary to add color to the $20 bill to prevent counterfeiting?
Who can connect the dots?
June 24, 2002
The debate is on. The CIA, FBI, NSA, DIA and other intelligence-community acronyms have been left out of the president’s proposed Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These agencies the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency have the primary responsibility for intelligence gathering.
British troops uncover Afghan weapons cache
June 24, 2002
British marines broke into a suspicious village compound and chanced upon one of the largest weapons caches uncovered in southeastern Afghanistan rooms stacked high with hundreds of mortars, rockets and heavy weapons.
Industry killed the radio star
In era of corporate consolidation, music formats more science than art
June 24, 2002
When 13-year-old Dana Marino flips on her boom box, she wants to hear her favorite songs. And she often does over and over and over again.
G-8 leaders put Africa at top of agenda
June 24, 2002
President Bush and other leaders of the world’s most powerful countries are determined to use this year’s Group of Eight summit to launch what some are calling a Marshall Plan for Africa: billions of dollars in new aid to the poorest continent. African assistance is expected to be the primary achievement of the 28th annual economic summit, which gets under way Wednesday at a remote resort in the Canadian Rockies.
Briefly
June 24, 2002
Military told: ‘Get the others’ Suicide-bomb theory revived Kashmir political party chooses new leader Treasury secretary presses House to raise debt limit
Baseball briefs
June 24, 2002
Griffey pulls hamstring, leaves game in fourth Tigers planned walk to Castillo in ninth Pirates’ pitcher fined Bottalico on 15-day list
Ann Landers’ brand of advice to continue in new form
June 24, 2002
Ann Landers resonated with readers for nearly five decades because she evolved with the times, wrote about topics that others shied away from and never let her advice get stale, her daughter said Sunday.
Nadeau’s trouble lucky for Rudd
Ford driver takes advantage of leader’s late spin to win Save Mart 350
June 24, 2002
With the bad luck that Ricky Rudd has had, he knows how Jerry Nadeau feels.
Lawrence superintendent strives to improve student performance amid administrative challenges
June 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Randy Weseman is impatient with the pace of Lawrence school students’ academic progress. He’s relieved the school board tackles controversial issues.
Briefly
June 24, 2002
Specialists to examine twins joined at head Apartment fire kills seven in Brooklyn Balloon adventurer skirts weather disaster EBay to offer insurance
Raiders rip Rangers in seventh-place contest
June 24, 2002
By Levi Chronister Before this year’s Al Ice Memorial Woodbat Classic, Lawrence Raiders coach Carl Brooks said playing small ball  such as bunting  would be crucial to winning games. In Sunday’s seventh-place game, though, it was big ball  two doubles and a triple  that made the difference in the Raiders’ 5-2 victory over Dodge City’s Rangers.
Rotary Club fund-raiser for senior services waning
June 24, 2002
By Dave Ranney Ten years ago, Dick Wagstaff and his buddies raised more than $40,000 for Douglas County Senior Services. Last year, they took in about $6,000. This year’s take could be as little as $3,000.
Delivery drivers needed for Meals on Wheels
June 24, 2002
Agency: Meals on Wheels
Mideast peace needs a clear outcome
June 24, 2002
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers The horrendous bombings in Jerusalem last week must be making President Bush queasy about promoting new peace efforts in the Middle East. He has put off a speech laying out his long-awaited peace plan. His team has started quarreling again over its details. That speech is still worth giving, but only on one condition: if it offers Israelis and Palestinians a strategy to escape from their vicious cycle of rage and revenge.
International view
June 24, 2002
Not ‘anti-growth’
June 24, 2002
Liberals attack free speech
June 24, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group When the history of today’s liberalism is written, the writers may marvel at that political persuasion’s remarkable reversal of convictions regarding persuasion. Nothing more tellingly illuminates the contemporary liberal mind than the retreat from the defense of First Amendment guarantees of free speech.
Raiders rip Rangers in seventh-place contest
June 24, 2002
By Levi Chronister Before this year’s Al Ice Memorial Woodbat Classic, Lawrence Raiders coach Carl Brooks said playing small ball such as bunting would be crucial to winning games. In Sunday’s seventh-place game, though, it was big ball two doubles and a triple that made the difference in the Raiders’ 5-2 victory over Dodge City’s Rangers.
Arizona fights wall of fire
25,000 flee merged infernos devouring forests, homes in highlands
June 24, 2002
Two wildfires raging unchecked through paper-dry forest merged Sunday into a single blaze of about 300,000 acres that threatened to burn into this evacuated town, a fire official said. Before they came together, the fires had destroyed about 185 homes elsewhere in the highlands of eastern Arizona, and as many as 25,000 people had fled more than half a dozen towns, including Show Low.
Bush’s peace proposal doubted
Officials question ‘provisional state’ for Palestinians
June 24, 2002
Members of Congress and Palestinian leaders on Sunday questioned President Bush’s plan for an interim Palestinian state and urged stepped-up U.S. peacemaking efforts as Bush prepared to announce his Mideast blueprint. Bush and his advisers talked during the weekend about the details and timing of a long-awaited speech outlining his ideas. White House officials said they tentatively planned the address for this afternoon, but said they were waiting for Bush to make a final decision, and they cautioned that events on the ground could force a change again.
Sentencing Commission’s report stresses treatment, not punishment
June 24, 2002
By Mike Belt In the early 1990s, “getting tough on drug offenders” were buzz words among law enforcement officers, prosecutors and politicians. But that attitude had its limits, some in the criminal justice system discovered, especially when it came to nonviolent offenders with addictions.
On the record
June 24, 2002
Death toll from quake in question
June 24, 2002
Rescue workers were running low on tents and blankets Sunday to help care for the tens of thousands of Iranians left homeless after a powerful earthquake the day before damaged or leveled more than 100 villages in the mountains northwest of Tehran.
A’s complete sweep
Resurgent Oakland tops Reds, 5-1, in Cincinnati
June 24, 2002
This sweep belongs to the A’s.
Horoscopes
June 24, 2002
Wimbledon underway: Agassi, Sampras, Safin, Capriati, Serena Williams win in straight sets
June 24, 2002
Andre Agassi, Serena Williams and Pete Sampras turned Centre Court into an American showcase Monday as they swept to straight-set victories on the opening day of Wimbledon.
Driver, four passengers killed in Texas bus crash
June 24, 2002
A chartered bus taking youngsters to a church camp crashed into a pillar under an overpass Monday, killing the driver and four passengers, authorities said.
Kathleen R. Archinal
June 24, 2002
Services for Kathleen R. Archinal, 70, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be Thursday in Grubb Springs Cemetery, Harrison, Ark. Mrs. Archinal died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
People
June 24, 2002
Kiss passes girlfriend test Political insider On the road and at home ‘Dream’ date with Britney
Wilcox no fan of KU forward
Maryland player inspired by slights
June 24, 2002
Chris Wilcox can thank Drew Gooden partly for his meteoric rise.
Births
June 24, 2002
Bethany Brecheisen, Eudora, a boy, Sunday. Sonny and Tanya Martin, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
KU designer accommodates student decorating quirks
June 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Carol von Tersch’s interior design clients aren’t wealthy homeowners wanting to impress guests at dinner parties with ritzy amenities. Sometimes they want a pingpong table in their living room, or a firefighter’s pole running between floors.
s mansion
June 24, 2002
By Dave Ranney Friends of Cedar Crest, a nonprofit fund-raising group dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of the governor’s mansion in Topeka, has commissioned Lawrence artist Jim Brothers to design and create a life-size bronze sculpture. “I’m working on it right now,” Brothers said. “I’m way behind, but that’s nothing new. It’s going to be a good piece.”
International view
June 24, 2002
To the editor: I am an avid soccer fan of all soccer leagues and I read any information regarding soccer. During your coverage of the FIFA 2002 World Cup, I noticed exclusive coverage of the U.S.A. soccer team to the exclusion of controversies involving people from other countries, such as Romario being left off of his Brazil squad. This matter came to my attention when reading The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune. Seeing as Lawrence is such a diverse community with people’s interests in sports not only going to the U.S. but also to other countries, the people want more details about how other countries are faring. Please try to include other countries in more of your articles.
Kathleen R. Archinal
June 24, 2002
Inaugural game viewed as successful
June 24, 2002
By Chuck Woodling One down and, Jeff Bigger hopes, many more to come. Bigger is the Tulsa man who helped organize and direct the first annual Native American All-Star football game played Saturday night at Haskell Stadium.
Renegades win pair in Triple Crown tournament
June 24, 2002
The Lawrence Renegades won their final two games of the Triple Crown Tournament on Sunday in Blue Springs, Mo. The Renegades defeated the Kansas City Generals, 4-0, in their first game and topped St. Louis’ Florissant Travelers, 15-14, in eight innings.
Commissioners consider increasing municipal court fees
June 24, 2002
Lawrence city commissioners are expected to increase municipal court fees, for such things as speeding tickets issued in the city, from $20 to $22.50. Assistant City Manager Dave Corliss, the city’s director of legal services, estimates the city will generate about $25,000 a year from the increase. The money will go to pay for a new video arraignment system and fiber-optic line for municipal court; the remainder will go to the city’s general fund.
s report stresses treatment, not punishment
June 24, 2002
By Mike Belt In the early 1990s, “getting tough on drug offenders” were buzz words among law enforcement officers, prosecutors and politicians. But that attitude had its limits, some in the criminal justice system discovered, especially when it came to nonviolent offenders with addictions.
Sound off
June 24, 2002
Because so many teachers were cut by the Lawrence school district, will the two positions at $50,000 each for district teacher mentors be cut because there will be no new teachers? Janice Nicklaus, executive director of instruction and professional development, said the district would continue the mentoring program in 2002-2003.
Museum defense
June 24, 2002
To the editor: I strongly oppose the KU administration’s decision to close the Museum of Anthropology to the public. It means, in effect, no museum. For 15 years, the museum has done extraordinarily well with meager resources.
Diversity lacking
June 24, 2002
To the editor: The headline on your story about the new book of Lawrence history should have read: “Lawrence: different, but definitely not any better.”
Education boom
June 24, 2002
J-W Editorials The higher education offered free of charge to returning GIs wasn’t just a gift to the veterans; it was an investment in the nation’s future. The people who forged the GI Bill of Rights following World War II understood something that current lawmakers sometimes seem to forget.
McCoy services
June 24, 2002
Services for Suneetta L. McCoy, 42, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. She died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Common mistakes in naming beneficiaries
June 24, 2002
So much focus in estate planning is on avoiding taxes and probate court that many people overlook some simple steps that will make sure money from a life insurance policy or retirement plan ends up with their beneficiary of choice. Insurance policies and retirement plans are specifically designed to allow an easy transfer of assets to dependents and survivors, says Thomas D. Murphy Jr., a probate attorney and senior partner at Murphy, McCoubrey & Auth in Massachusetts. Yet, simple mistakes often thwart the best of intentions, Murphy says.
June 24, 2002
To the editor: Labels can be very misleading. In the 1970s, a Lawrence city commissioner, perhaps jokingly, apportioned Lawrence into two opposing garrisons: the “environmentalists,” who were defined as “anti-growth,” and everyone else (including developers) who were defined as “pro-growth.” Unfortunately, the labels persisted. Ordinary citizens who wanted a livable, efficient and economically viable community were not included in either of these camps unless they raised a voice for good urban planning, and then they were labeled “anti-growth and anti-business.”
401(k) savings can disappear without proper education
Workers responsible for investing in future
June 24, 2002
The 401(k) retirement plan is supposed to provide a comfortable retirement for Americans lucky enough to have one. But with the market tanking and evidence surfacing that investors often did not benefit even when stocks were soaring, some experts wonder whether the 401(k) plan is looking more like a skimpy mattress in a fleabag hotel.
On the money
June 24, 2002
Would you like the green in your investment portfolio to reflect more than simply a monetary amount? Well, through an investment strategy known as socially responsible investing (SRI), you can put your money where your heart is. A number of sites on the World Wide Web provide information for investors who want to build a portfolio based on socially responsible investments. If you’d like to learn about SRI, you might consider visiting one of the following Web locales.
Number concern
June 24, 2002