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Gooden a Grizzly
Rockets select Chinese center Yao Ming first in NBA draft
June 26, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 7:48 p.m.) As the majority of pundits predicted, the Memphis Grizzlies have selected former Kansas University standout Drew Gooden with the fourth pick in the 2002 NBA draft.
KU student dies from injuries
June 26, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 7:02 p.m.) Kansas University graduate student Xun Sun, 32, from Changchun, Jilin province of China, died today at St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Junction, Colo., from injuries sustained in a car accident last weekend.
Federal appeals court rules Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional because of words ‘under God’
June 26, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 7:02 p.m.) Stunning politicians on both the left and right, a federal appeals court declared for the first time Wednesday that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional because of the words “under God” inserted by Congress in 1954. The ruling, if allowed to stand, would mean schoolchildren could no longer recite the pledge, at least in the nine Western states covered by the court.
Deadly Pakistani raid on al-Qaida based on information from U.S. military
June 26, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 1:59 p.m.) Pakistan’s deadly raid on a suspected al-Qaida hide-out Wednesday was in a region that the U.S. military says has given sanctuary to as many as 1,000 of the terrorists who fled from Afghanistan.
Palestinians announce presidential, parliamentary elections in January 2003
June 26, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 11:29 a.m.) Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will run for re-election in January, a senior aide said Wednesday, despite a call by President Bush for a new Palestinian leadership.
Appeals court rules public defender can’t represent U.S.-born suspected Taliban fighter
June 26, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:26 a.m.) A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that a federal public defender cannot represent a suspected American-born Taliban fighter because the attorney has no official relationship with him, according to court documents.
Ten Pakistani soldiers, two suspected al-Qaida fighters killed in gun battle
June 26, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 11:23 a.m.) Acting on U.S. intelligence, Pakistani soldiers raided an al-Qaida hide-out near the Afghan border, setting off a gunbattle that killed 10 Pakistani soliders and two suspected members of the terror network, officials said Wednesday.
Al-Qaida audiotape meant to boost group’s morale
June 26, 2002
Government analysts have determined it is “highly probable” that Osama bin Laden’s spokesman recorded an audiotape broadcast Sunday that threatened future terrorist attacks against the United States and said the al-Qaida leader and his top deputy are still alive, a senior administration official said Tuesday.
Daily ticker
June 26, 2002
Baseball Briefs
June 26, 2002
Red Sox’ Castillo appeals five-game suspension Cincinnati puts Griffey on disabled list again Astros erect plaque to honor Kile Twins pitcher nearing rehab assignment Yankees activate Rivera from disabled list Back spasms keep Jones out of action
Suckers, beetles pester tomatoes
June 26, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger By now tomato plants should be showing green fruit and plenty of blossoms, which will keep most varieties of tomatoes coming through the summer. The most prolific vines, the indeterminates, will produce tomatoes as long as the plants remain healthy at least in theory.
Onions, potatoes don’t make good bin mates
June 26, 2002
Allman Brothers’ road goes on forever
Allman Brothers Band - Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kan. - 06-25-2002
June 26, 2002
By Michael Newman While young jam bands such as String Cheese Incident and Widespread Panic are packing large amphitheaters, such as upcoming dates at Kansas City’s Starlight Theater, it seems a crime that the Allman Brothers Band couldn’t manage to fill the 3,300 seat Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan., on Tuesday night.
Beetle Bailey’ recruits new character
Chip Gizmo joins the ranks at Camp Swampy
June 26, 2002
Comic creator Mort Walker knew he was on to something when he brought a computer technician into Beetle Bailey’s world and asked fans for their input. He got 84,324 replies mostly e-mails, of course.
Buddies Rush, Gooden await draft
Brown Mackie’s Benson figures to be chosen tonight as will KU, MU players
June 26, 2002
Some notes as the NBA Draft approaches. … Kansas University’s Drew Gooden and Missouri’s Kareem Rush, who have spent much of their time lately in Hercules, Calif., are both expected to be top 15 picks in tonight’s draft.
Polls suggest Palestinians unlikely to oust Arafat
June 26, 2002
If the Palestinians held elections today, it is unlikely that they would kick out their current leadership, as President Bush envisioned in a speech given Monday.
NBA Briefs
June 26, 2002
Billups opts out of Minnesota contract Francis innocent of DW
Utility poles destroyed
June 26, 2002
Fire on Monday destroyed about 70 utility poles stored outside the Public Works Department garage. Losses were listed at more than $13,000.
Fake informants
June 26, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Phony tipsters in the battle against terrorism need to be strongly deterred. Law enforcement and intelligence-gathering agencies have enough problems in the battle against terrorism without having to cope with fake tipsters who only confuse the process.
Bush plots clear direction in Mideast
June 26, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group President Bush’s Monday statement was the most clearsighted U.S. intervention in the Israeli-Palestinian crisis in the 35 years since the 1967 war, and perhaps in the 54 years since the founding of Israel.
Fresh ideas flavor summery brunch dishes
June 26, 2002
Spring and early summer are not only packed with special-occasion celebrations, but they also mark the beginning of a bounty of fresh produce.
Fire draws president, disaster designation
Arizonans told to ‘hang in there’
June 26, 2002
As one of the worst wildfires in the history of the West devoured more ground Tuesday, President Bush declared the charred region a disaster area and consoled evacuees at a school that has become a mass shelter, telling them: “Hang in there. You’re brave and great people.”
Agassi, Sampras, Safin all knocked out of Wimbledon
June 26, 2002
First Pete Sampras, then Andre Agassi. The two biggest Americans in men’s tennis lost in the second round at Wimbledon in stunning upsets Wednesday. On an amazing day at the All England Club, second-seeded Marat Safin was also eliminated.
NBA draft: Rockets now free to pick Yao
June 26, 2002
The Houston Rockets have cleared the final hurdle in their quest to select 2.26-meter (7-foot-5) center Yao Ming with the top pick in the NBA draft, reaching an agreement with the China Basketball Association.
Briefly
June 26, 2002
Iran: President open to U.S. relief offer Sudan: Organization discusses anti-Islam backlash Tanzania: Train toll rises to 174 Russia: Flood toll: 72 dead, 3,000 homes destroyed
Seles makes short work of rookie in opener
Nine-time Grand Slam champion loses just 15 points, needs mere 37 minutes in 6-0, 6-0 rout
June 26, 2002
Silverware rattled as late lunchers nibbled in the Members’ Enclosure high above Court 2. Before the main course arrived, Monica Seles had finished her first-round match. The nine-time Grand Slam champion needed just 37 minutes to beat Spain’s Eva Bes 6-0, 6-0 on one of the show courts at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Lawrence services
June 26, 2002
Baldwin residents express discontent
June 26, 2002
By Mindie Paget Baldwin residents like their city leaders. They’re satisfied with the public library. But when it comes to other city services like electricity and the condition of streets and sidewalks residents see much room for improvement, a Baker University survey shows.
Ruling creates gray area
June 26, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services One can agree (or not) with last week’s 6-3 ruling by the Supreme Court that the death penalty should not apply to retarded citizens because it violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against “cruel and unusual punishment,” and still be troubled by the twisted road the court took to reach its destination.
Briefly
June 26, 2002
Cleveland: Judge rejects new trial for Rep. Traficant Houston: Andersen attorneys ask verdict be thrown out Connecticut: Skakel sentencing delayed until August Detroit: Sept. 11 rage brings murder conviction Minnesota: River sets second flood record in 2 weeks
Briefly
June 26, 2002
California: Six killed, 31 injured in interstate crash New Jersey: Birthday party blamed for wildfire Texas: Church guidelines bar candidates’ appearances Washington, D.C.: Legislation would fund Peace Corps expansion
Briefly
June 26, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Gas masks ordered at Capitol Philippines: President gives reward for Abu Sayyaf information Washington, D.C.: Hijackers’ roommate detained Washington, D.C.: Coast Guard upgrades forces
6News video report: Open shelter opens doors for summer
June 26, 2002
6News reports on the opening of the Lawrence Open Shelter for the homeless.
6News video report: Three more drivers hit by objects on highways
June 26, 2002
6News reports on repeated incidents of objects hitting oncoming traffic on highways 56 and 59.
6News video report: ECO2 still wants quarter-cent sales tax for development and preservation efforts
June 26, 2002
6News reports on Tuesday’s ECO2 meeting, where the main topic was funding.
Mismanagement fuels fires
June 26, 2002
In December 1995, a storm hit the Six Rivers National Forest in northern California, tossing dead trees across 35,000 acres and creating dangerous fire conditions. For three years, local U.S. Forest Service officials labored to clean it up, but they were blocked by environmental groups and federal policy.
NBA Draft: Gooden to Grizzlies?
Jayhawk likely headed to Memphis or Golden State
June 26, 2002
By Gary Bedore With the fourth pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies select Drew Gooden, power forward from Kansas. … Most of the experts the analysts who make a living producing “mock drafts” stake their reputations on NBA commissioner David Stern uttering those words tonight at New York’s Madison Square Garden, site of the annual draft of college, high school and foreign basketball players.
KC wins matchup of Dominican skippers - Royals 8, Tigers 6
June 26, 2002
Raul Ibanez never had a chance to hit for the cycle. Needing only a single, Ibanez was intentionally walked with first base open in the seventh inning of the Kansas City Royals’ 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
People
June 26, 2002
Travolta a jetsetter for airlines Actress to plead guilty for DUI No jury for topless Jen Clinton memoirs: Hillary on time
World Cup: Germany advances to final
Ballack scores game-winner in 1-0 victory against South Korea
June 26, 2002
Only one thing could have stopped the singing, swaying sea of red. It came in the 75th minute off the foot of German midfielder Michael Ballack, no stranger to breaking hearts.
Brazil, Turkey to clash
First-round rematch could be physical
June 26, 2002
The Brazilians took the stars, flair, experience, history and even the fans with them into the World Cup semifinal against Turkey. Still, if any team could derail their plans for a fifth World Cup title, it’s the Turks.
National League Roundup: Bonds brawls, bashes
After scuffle with Kent, slugger belts 592nd homer
June 26, 2002
The most startling hit Barry Bonds delivered Tuesday night was in the dugout, against his San Francisco Giants teammate, Jeff Kent. Bonds shoved Kent in the chest during a scrape that spiced up the San Diego Padres’ 10-7 win over the feuding Giants.
Briefcase
June 26, 2002
Amtrak solution on track Economy: Consumer confidence dips Chamber of Commerce: Leadership Lawrence seeks new members for program Internet: Lenexa firm, eBay cut deal Wall Street: Earnings of local interest
House votes to boost number of foreign doctors in rural areas
Program has brought 98 physicians to Kansas
June 26, 2002
The House on Tuesday voted to boost the number of foreign doctors allowed to stay in the United States when they agree to work in communities that are struggling to attract physicians.
Local briefs
June 26, 2002
Appointment: First professor named from Hall Foundation gift A specialist in 19th-century American literature will become the first Joyce and Elizabeth Hall distinguished professor of American literature and culture. Susan K. Harris, whose writings focus on Mark Twain, begins this fall at Kansas University. Her position is one of five professorships planned with a $4.5 million gift announced last year from the Hall Family Foundation in Kansas City, Mo. Harris, who will be an English department faculty member, has written several books, including “19th-Century American Women’s Novels” and “The Courtship of Olivia Langdon and Mark Twain.” Harris also edited an edition of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” published in 2000 by Houghton Mifflin. She has served as director of the women’s studies program and associate chairwoman of English at Queens College in New York and director of graduate studies in English at Penn State University. _____________________________________ Politics: Stovall says she plans to finish out her term Wichita Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall still is confronting speculation that she plans to resign before her current term expires in January. Not so, she told the Mid-America News Network in Wichita. “I’m not about to resign the office of attorney general early,” she said Tuesday. “I have loved the entire time I’ve had the privilege of serving as attorney general. I’m very much committed to serving out the remainder of my term.” Stovall, a Republican, was first elected attorney general in 1994 and re-elected in 1998. She launched a campaign for governor last year but abandoned it in April, saying she didn’t have the desire to run or serve. One reason for the speculation about Stovall is her planned Aug. 31 wedding. She plans to marry Larry Steckline, the owner of the Mid-America Ag and News radio networks in Wichita. _____________________________________ Douglas County: Commissioners to consider formalizing disaster-aid pact Douglas County officials long have been willing to help other communities during times of emergency, but they’re prepared to put their good intentions in writing tonight. County commissioners will consider approving a resolution to set a policy for providing disaster mutual aid law enforcement, medical and other services, for example to other units of local government. The resolution would not obligate the county to provide aid but would help streamline requests during periods of disasters, said Paula Phillips, the county’s director of emergency management. In other action, commissioners also will consider rescinding North 175 Road’s designation as a minimum-maintenance road, as requested by leaders of Palmyra Township. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:35 p.m. today at the county courthouse, 1100 Mass. _____________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.31 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.
Carlie F. Stebbins
June 26, 2002
Graduate student honored for service
June 26, 2002
A Kansas University doctoral student studying brown recluse spiders has won the university’s Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Service.
Ronaldo scores No. 6 as Brazil beats Turkey 1-0 to make World Cup final
June 26, 2002
Ronaldo took his tournament tally to six goals as four-time champion Brazil beat Turkey 1-0 on Wednesday to set up a World Cup final against Germany. Despite their domination - they have won seven titles between them - Brazil and Germany have never met in a World Cup.
Forward sees trip as chance to improve
June 26, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s Bryant Nash recently received an offer he could not refuse. “I didn’t hesitate. I said, ‘Yes,”’ Nash, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward from Carrollton, Texas, said of his reaction to an invitation to play on a Big 12 basketball all-star team in August.
Jayhawk likely headed to Memphis or Golden State
June 26, 2002
By Gary Bedore With the fourth pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies select Drew Gooden, power forward from Kansas. … Most of the experts  the analysts  who make a living producing “mock drafts” stake their reputations on NBA commissioner David Stern uttering those words tonight at New York’s Madison Square Garden, site of the annual draft of college, high school and foreign basketball players.
KU Baseball: Search down to four finalists
June 26, 2002
Kansas University is down to four candidates in its search for a head baseball coach. The baseball search committee has sliced Northern Iowa head coach Rick Heller from its list of candidates.
Suckers, beetles pester tomatoes
June 26, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger By now tomato plants should be showing green fruit and plenty of blossoms, which will keep most varieties of tomatoes coming through the summer. The most prolific vines, the indeterminates, will produce tomatoes as long as the plants remain healthy  at least in theory.
Vandals target U.S. 59 drivers
June 26, 2002
By Mike Belt and Mindie Paget Jenny Sellman found out firsthand this weekend about the perils of U.S. Highway 59 between Lawrence and Ottawa. The stretch of road has long been criticized by highway safety experts as one of the deadliest in Kansas.
Lawrence commits eight errors in 12-5 loss
June 26, 2002
By Andy Samuelson It wasn’t the homecoming the Lawrence Outlaws had hoped for Tuesday night at Free State High School. After 20 games on the road, the 18-and-under American Legion team’s chance for a victory in its home opener was all but dashed by eight errors.
Four incumbents face contenders for board of education positions
June 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter After the dust cleared in the Secretary of State’s Office, candidates emerged to challenge four incumbents on the Kansas State Board of Education. The fifth incumbent, Harold Voth, decided not to seek another term in the 7th District. The deadline for getting on the ballot was noon Monday.
Budget plan has tax increase
June 26, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence residents could see an increase in their property taxes under a recommended 2003 city budget unveiled Tuesday by City Manager Mike Wildgen. The recommendation includes a 0.8-mill increase in the city levy, now at 24.77 mills, to support an increase in the city budget from $101 million to $107.8 million.
American Legion: Errors mar Outlaws’ home opener
Lawrence commits eight errors in 12-5 loss
June 26, 2002
By Andy Samuelson It wasn’t the homecoming the Lawrence Outlaws had hoped for Tuesday night at Free State High School. After 20 games on the road, the 18-and-under American Legion team’s chance for a victory in its home opener was all but dashed by eight errors.
Bachelor study pops marriage questions
June 26, 2002
Want to know why men won’t commit? Your mother could probably have told you. The No. 1 reason, according to some Rutgers University researchers, is that it’s easy to get sex without marriage these days.
Official: Sales tax details lacking
June 26, 2002
By Mark Fagan If ECO2 wants taxpayer money to pay for creating business parks and preserving open space, its leaders will have to come up with a more detailed game plan for spending the money.
Homeless shelter begins summer operations
June 26, 2002
By Joel Mathis Dreama Biggers hadn’t been drinking, but the homeless woman still chose to sleep at Lawrence Open Shelter when it opened Tuesday night in the gymnasium of St. John’s School, 1208 Ky.
Juwanna Man’ talent bows to hokey script
June 26, 2002
Sports have rules, but that doesn’t mean all games are the same. At their best, they’re a near-explosive configuration of players whose fates may change in the final seconds.
American League Roundup: Indians ruin return of Red Sox
Boston’s Ramirez goes 1-for-5, Castillo suffers 4-2 loss to Cleveland
June 26, 2002
Manny Ramirez and Frank Castillo managed to make the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday night. And that was good news for the Cleveland Indians. Castillo appealed a suspension so he could make his scheduled start only give up a three-run homer to Jim Thome in the first inning.
Homeland Security plan raises health concerns
June 26, 2002
Critical public health dangers like a virulent outbreak of influenza could take a back seat to bioterrorism threats under President Bush’s plan to move key health agencies to a new Homeland Security Department, Congress was told Tuesday.
Wimbledon: Teen ousts Federer in first round
Ancic, Saretta knock off highly-seeded players
June 26, 2002
An 18-year-old qualifier from Croatia shook up Wimbledon on Tuesday. Mario Ancic, ranked No. 154 and playing his first Grand Slam match, outplayed seventh-seed Roger Federer 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Centre Court.
Vandals target U.S. 59 drivers
June 26, 2002
By Mike Belt and Mindie Paget Jenny Sellman found out firsthand this weekend about the perils of U.S. Highway 59 between Lawrence and Ottawa. The stretch of road has long been criticized by highway safety experts as one of the deadliest in Kansas.
U.S. presses Arab states to join anti-Arafat lobby
June 26, 2002
The Bush administration turned to the Arab world Tuesday for support in its campaign to oust Yasser Arafat and push the Palestinian Authority toward democratic reform and statehood within three years.
Chief stands by officer as food incident investigated
June 26, 2002
Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin is not offering a public critique of his officers’ conduct in the investigation of a food-tampering incident alleged by an on-duty Lawrence Police officer.
Hasek hangs up skates
Goaltender finally put name on Stanley Cup in 21st season
June 26, 2002
Dominik Hasek’s career is complete. One of the most accomplished goaltenders in history will retire to the Czech Republic as a Stanley Cup champion.
Disney movie introduces Elvis to new generation
June 26, 2002
Most of them were born a decade or two after Elvis Presley died. But the kids watching Disney’s new “Lilo & Stitch” at a screening in Memphis got a chuckle when the small blue space alien Stitch did an Elvis impersonation in a white jumpsuit.
Protesters kept at bay as G-8 leaders gather
June 26, 2002
Leaders of the world’s most powerful countries, intent on demonstrating a united front against terrorism at their annual summit, prepared a joint plan to make air travel and cargo shipments safer.
Moussaoui defiant at hearing
Judge enters plea for terror suspect
June 26, 2002
A federal judge refused Tuesday to change the site of Zacarias Moussaoui’s trial to Denver and entered a plea of innocent on his behalf during a volatile hearing for the only man charged in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks.
Vitamin-rich foods may cut Alzheimer’s risk
June 26, 2002
Eating nuts, leafy green vegetables and other foods rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, two studies suggest. The findings build on growing research into the effects of antioxidants on dementia.
Safety concerns ground shuttles
June 26, 2002
Choosing safety over schedule, NASA has grounded the space shuttle fleet while engineers try to determine why tiny cracks are developing in the fuel line feeding the main rocket engines.
Study links spanking to behavior problems
June 26, 2002
After analyzing six decades of expert research on corporal punishment, a psychologist says that parents who spank their children risk causing long-term harm that outweighs the short-term benefit of instant obedience.
WTA unhappy with interview of Kournikova
June 26, 2002
The WTA Tour is unhappy with how Anna Kournikova was interviewed by BBC-TV at Wimbledon, saying Tuesday that questions were harsh and insensitive. The BBC responded that the questions about Kournikova’s game were “not unreasonable.”
Analysts expect no change in interest rates
June 26, 2002
Faced with an economy that’s not showing much gusto, the Federal Reserve probably will hold short-term interest rates at 40-year lows through the summer, giving borrowers yet more time to take advantage of low-cost financing.
Fans ready to rally behind Cardinals
June 26, 2002
For Cardinals fans like Candace Buckner, there could be a day soon when it will be more important to worry about winning than about mourning. But not yet.
Slain girl’s father barred from kidnap, murder trial
June 26, 2002
The father of slain 7-year-old Danielle van Dam has been barred from the trial of her alleged killer amid concern he might try to harm the defendant. In a closed hearing Monday, Judge William Mudd ordered Damon van Dam out of the courtroom and instructed him to stay away from the courthouse in downtown San Diego.
Vaughn put on disabled list
June 26, 2002
Tampa Bay outfielder Greg Vaughn was put on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right shoulder one of 10 roster moves made by the Devil Rays on Tuesday.
Kansas unemployment drops
June 26, 2002
Unemployment in Kansas continued to improve in May, dipping to 4.1 percent from 4.3 percent in April, with seasonal hirings contributing to the decline. The rate compares to 5.8 percent nationwide in May and 4 percent in Kansas a year ago.
Boeing chief says priority is customers
Industry rebound focus of contract talks
June 26, 2002
Returning the airline industry to profitability while improving aircraft efficiency and safety will dominate The Boeing Co.’s contract talks with its machinists union, the president of Boeing’s commercial airplane group said Tuesday.
Draft doesn’t provide kind of help it used to
Polished players hard to come by in era of underclassmen, preps
June 26, 2002
While it serves a viable purpose, recently the NBA Draft hasn’t packed the powerful punch that it used to carry. Gone are the days when an impact player such as Michael Jordan can be found with the third pick and Karl Malone with the 13th.
Lawrence building off to slow start
June 26, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence construction is off to its slowest start since 1997. In the first five months of 2002, Lawrence builders started projects valued at $42.89 million, down from a value of $72.22 million during the same period in 2001, according to city building permit records.
WNBA Roundup: Starzz survive Fire’s furious comeback
June 26, 2002
Adrienne Goodson scored a career-high 30 points and the Utah Starzz held off a second-half rally by the Portland Fire to win 86-83 on Tuesday night. Margo Dydek posted her fifth double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Natalie Williams and Marie Ferdinand each scored 14 for Utah (8-3), which is off to its best start ever.
Drought effects cut into wheat harvest
June 26, 2002
Hot, dry weather has pushed the Kansas wheat harvest northward with poor crops far more widespread than had been expected. For the past week, farmers and elevator operators in southern Kansas reported smaller crops than normal as drought and hail take a toll on the beleaguered grain.
Freed hostage catches up with children
June 26, 2002
Gracia Burnham is enjoying the pleasures of motherhood after more than a year as a captive of Muslim extremists in the Philippine jungle. Her children Jeff, 15, Mindy, 12, and Zach, 11 lost their father in the June 7 rescue attempt that freed their mother from the Abu Sayyaf group.
Eighteen children treated for rabies
Infection traced to kitten in Ellis County
June 26, 2002
Eighteen children began a series of rabies shots Tuesday after they were exposed to a rabid kitten, which caught the disease after fighting with a skunk. The children, ranging from toddlers to older teenagers, played with the kitten during the last two weeks, Health Administrator Butch Schlyer told the Ellis County Commission Monday.
Preliminary hearing postponed until Monday for accused priest
June 26, 2002
A court hearing in Nemaha County has been postponed but another in Douglas County still was set for today for a Catholic priest accused of improperly touching a teen-age boy.
Lift’ shows life of light-fingered
June 26, 2002
A tale of love, loss, mother-daughter tensions and designer labels, “Lift” (7:30 p.m., Showtime) sounds just like a Judith Krantz melodrama. But this often unpredictable cable movie takes place in a black subculture of professional shoplifters and gangster wannabes.
Regent disappointed about leaving position
June 26, 2002
Chairman Clay Blair III says he is disappointed that Gov. Bill Graves did not reappoint him to the state Board of Regents. Graves named former Senate President Dick Bond to the board to replace Blair when Blair’s term expires Sunday.
Assault reports investigated
June 26, 2002
Authorities are investigating two separate reports of weekend attacks on women in Lawrence. In the latest incident, a Lawrence woman was knocked down, battered and groped by a man early Saturday in the north-central part of the city, Lawrence Police said.
KCK shooting suspect found, arrested in Alabama
June 26, 2002
A convicted killer charged with capital murder in the shootings of five people earlier this month was arrested Tuesday night in Alabama, the FBI said.
On the record
June 26, 2002
Area briefs
June 26, 2002
New director to tour historic Lecompton sites Kansas Presidential Scholars honored in Washington, D.C.
Inman services
June 26, 2002
Thomas H. Peppard
June 26, 2002
George R. “Dick” Robinson
June 26, 2002
KU professor to lead student affairs
Member of communications faculty assuming position on interim status
June 26, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A Kansas University communications professor and researcher will temporarily oversee the KU student affairs division. Mary Lee Hummert will start in the position Aug. 1, the day after David Ambler retires after 25 years as KU’s vice chancellor for student affairs.
Four incumbents face contenders for board of education positions
June 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter After the dust cleared in the Secretary of State’s Office, candidates emerged to challenge four incumbents on the Kansas State Board of Education. The fifth incumbent, Harold Voth, decided not to seek another term in the 7th District. The deadline for getting on the ballot was noon Monday.
Student critical after crash in Colorado
June 26, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A Kansas University student from China was in critical condition late Tuesday after a weekend car accident in Colorado. Xun Sun, 32, lost control of his car about 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 70 in Grand Junction. The car crossed the median and rolled several times.
Museum defense
June 26, 2002
Attack mode
June 26, 2002
Fixed incomes
June 26, 2002
Phonics success
June 26, 2002
KU Baseball: Search down to four finalists
June 26, 2002
Kansas University is down to four candidates in its search for a head baseball coach. The baseball search committee has sliced Northern Iowa head coach Rick Heller from its list of candidates.
Berry recipes
June 26, 2002
Fresh Strawberry Jam Sugar-free Strawberry Jiffy Jam Raspberry Jam Raspberry Jam 2 Blueberry Spice Jam with Pectin
Broccoli-haters can eat these sprouts
June 26, 2002
If you’ve been putting lettuce on your sandwiches and packing pita-bread sandwiches with alfalfa sprouts, think again. Now you can put all the goodness of broccoli into your meals in the form of easy-to-eat BroccoSprouts.
Curried salad uses leftover chicken
June 26, 2002
You will need cooked, chilled chicken for this tasty dish, preferably grilled once you have that, you can make the dish in 20 minutes.
Children can prepare fun, nutritious recipes
June 26, 2002
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Kid Food.” Host Jayni Carey, right, and Denise DeTommaso, a registered dietitian at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, will prepare recipes that are child-pleasers, including the dish below.
Brunch tips makes entertaining a breeze
June 26, 2002
Serve a variety of foods that everyone can enjoy, perhaps a selection of roasted or grilled vegetables with yogurt dipping sauces, for a refreshing flavor contrast. These foods will fill you up but won’t fill you out.
City softball results: 6/25
June 26, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Tuesday, June 25.
Bandits fall to Jays
June 26, 2002
The Lawrence Bandits Legion basbeall team dropped a road game Tuesday at Kansas City, Kan.
Raiders drop double-header at Emporia
June 26, 2002
Emporia swept a doubleheader from Lawrence’s Raiders, 6-3 and 10-5 on Tuesday night. Tommie Mangino, Matt Berner and Aaron Madill had two hits apiece in the first game. Andrew Pyle and Troy Wingert had two hits in the second game for the Raiders, who travel to Topeka 400 Wednesday.
Heartland Park, Topeka, results from Friday, June 21.
June 26, 2002
Heartland Park, Topeka, results from Friday, June 21.
Lakeside Speedway results from Friday, June 21.
June 26, 2002
Lakeside Speedway results from Friday, June 21.
Thunderhill Speedway results From June 22.
June 26, 2002
Thunderhill Speedway results From June 22.
Jammed for time?
Easy-to-make jellies, preserves stretch flavor
June 26, 2002
With a splash of red and burst of sweetness, produce aisles are teeming and fields overflowing with strawberries, harbingers of the canning season. Soon, they will give way to raspberries, blueberries, black berries, elderberries and peaches. Shortcakes and cobblers are calling, and family members still moan: They deserve preserves, a way to stretch the bounty beyond the growing season.
Making summer melodies
June 26, 2002
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t make good bin mates
June 26, 2002
Should onions and potatoes be stored together? Storing these two items together can lead to premature spoilage. They require different storage environments.
Horoscopes
June 26, 2002
Chief stands by officer as food incident investigated
June 26, 2002
By Mike Belt Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin is not offering a public critique of his officers’ conduct in the investigation of a food-tampering incident alleged by an on-duty Lawrence Police officer.
Kansas Basketball: Nash eager to play
Forward sees trip as chance to improve
June 26, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s Bryant Nash recently received an offer he could not refuse. “I didn’t hesitate. I said, ‘Yes,”’ Nash, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward from Carrollton, Texas, said of his reaction to an invitation to play on a Big 12 basketball all-star team in August.
Yao’s status in doubt
Houston waiting on letter from China
June 26, 2002
The Houston Rockets would be happy to select Yao Ming of China with the No. 1 pick in tonight’s NBA draft. But if Yao fails to receive clearance from his national federation, all bets are off.