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Anthrax attacks investigation at Fort Detrick puts scientists in the spotlight
June 29, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 3:59 p.m.) The investigation into last fall’s deadly anthrax attack has thrown an intense focus on Army scientists at Fort Detrick, putting the very people whose job has been to protect the nation from bioterror under suspicion.
Church-state, death penalty and disability cases dominate Supreme Court’s year
June 29, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 3:59 p.m.) The Supreme Court, in the term that ended last week, narrowed protections for people with disabilities and raised soul-searching concerns about the death penalty.
Saudi team leaves for Guantanamo to visit detainees
June 29, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 3:47 p.m.) A Saudi Arabian delegation of interior and foreign ministry officials has left for the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay to meet Saudi detainees, officials said Saturday.
Israeli army destroys Palestinian compound in Hebron; fate of gunmen unknown
June 29, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 12:26 p.m.) With a pair of thunderous nighttime explosions, Israel destroyed the hulking Palestinian municipal and security headquarters in this West Bank city Saturday, but mystery surrounded the fate of 15 armed Palestinians that Israel said were holed up inside.
Pakistan steps up search for suspected al-Qaida fugitives near Afghan border
June 29, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 9:33 a.m.) More than 3,000 soldiers searched mountains, houses and vehicles near the Afghan border Saturday as the army stepped up its hunt for suspected al-Qaida fugitives in the remote tribal region, officials said Saturday.
State late cutting checks to schools
June 29, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Not only is the state still tardy with $103 million in school-finance payments, it appeared increasingly likely Friday that districts won’t receive the $20 increase in per-student aid promised by the Kansas Legislature.
is cause of low morale at KU
June 29, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Last week, this writer asked several prominent, longtime Kansas University faculty members, “What’s the morale situation at KU?” One professor responded, “bad,” and another shook his head in a negative manner while his wife signaled her opinion with an energetic thumbs-down gesture.
City softball results: 6/28
June 29, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Friday, June 28.
Farmers fight drought with insurance
Reform act should help Kansans suffer fewer financial losses than during dry spell of 1996
June 29, 2002
Bolstered by higher taxpayer-subsidized crop insurance, Kansas farmers hard hit by this year’s drought are in far better shape to withstand losses than in the disastrous 1996 crop year, insurance experts say.
Insect feats on Animal Planet
June 29, 2002
It’s a jungle out there. Wild and woolly creatures of the animal and insect variety get the celebrity treatment on “The Most Extreme” (7 p.m., Sunday) a new 13-part series on Animal Planet.
Senate panel endorses picks for regents
June 29, 2002
Former Senate President Dick Bond and two other new appointees can serve on the Board of Regents until the Senate takes a vote next year on their confirmations.
Senate eschews laptops
June 29, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe Michael B. Enzi is no revolutionary. He was an Eagle Scout. He trained as an accountant. He owned a shoe store. He taught Sunday school. He coached a soccer team. He’s been in the Senate for six years and, though a quiet guardian of the West’s mining interests and a skeptic of big government, he has created almost no controversy.
Auto Racing Roundup: Team Penske sweeps front row for IRL event
June 29, 2002
Gil de Ferran and Helio Castroneves showed that perhaps the only thing in the IRL capable of outrunning a Roger Penske-owned car might be another one. De Ferran turned a lap at 168.705 mph Friday night in qualifying for Saturday’s SunTrust Indy Challenge. He obliterated teammate Castroneves’ record lap at 168.013 and earned the pole on the shortest track in the series.
Two-day water garden tour begins
Country and rock acts line up outdoor concerts
June 29, 2002
As the temperature rises, so does the summer activity. Here are some of the offerings this weekend.
Roundup: Posada powers Yanks past Mets with pair
Catcher goes deep from both sides
June 29, 2002
The New York Mets won the home-run derby. Jorge Posada and the New York Yankees won the game. Posada connected from both sides of the plate to drive in five runs and Robin Ventura knocked in four against his former team as the Yankees beat the Mets, 11-5, Friday night.
Displays to light up skies
June 29, 2002
By Mindie Paget Doyl Merz will have better-than-front-row seats at the annual Lawrence Jaycees Fourth of July Extravaganza on Thursday. Merz is part of the fireworks display’s pit crew, responsible for lighting the pyrotechnics that will send glittery plumes of fiery color across the night sky above the Kansas River.
Art museum relocates in industrial district
New York’s MoMA sets up temporarily in Queens
June 29, 2002
The masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art are now in Queens. “The space here has a certain ‘rawness’ that makes the art come off the walls in a potent way,” museum director Malcolm Lowry said Wednesday, as he inaugurated MoMA’s temporary move to a former Swingline staple factory.
Supreme Court closes immigration hearings
June 29, 2002
Stepping for the first time into the legal fight over the government’s response to Sept. 11, the Supreme Court stopped a federal judge Friday from letting the public and press attend deportation hearings for immigrants detained after the terrorism attacks.
Xerox admits revenue mistake
Company overcounted $6.4 billion in income over past five years
June 29, 2002
Xerox Corp. said Friday that it had overstated revenue by $6.4 billion over the past five years, the latest blow to corporate America in what has become a dizzying parade of accounting missteps.
Know the rules for using, selling fireworks
June 29, 2002
Fireworks sales are illegal in Lawrence. Fireworks stands must be outside the city limits. Douglas County regulations allow the sale of fireworks from July 2 through July 4 only.
Super patriotic Fourth expected
June 29, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The war on terror could have a silver lining for fireworks vendors. With sales set to begin Tuesday, area vendors are expecting the nation’s renewed patriotism to make for above-average sales.
Families brace for school fees
Passed-on charges to generate about $900,000 for district
June 29, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Seth Nation’s overtime pay probably won’t just pay for the family vacation this year. Instead, a chunk of that cookie-jar cash will be needed to cover an increase in the cost of sending his two children to Lawrence public schools. Last year, fees to enroll Jacob in kindergarten and Tori in third grade totaled $63.
Wimbledon: Roddick latest U.S. casualty
June 29, 2002
Add Andy Roddick to the list of early losers at Wimbledon. Yevgeny Kafelnikov, too. On Friday, halfway through the third round, there were two ways to look at the tournament: Either there’s impressive depth … or no one wants to win.
Israel blows up Palestinian headquarters
June 29, 2002
Israeli forces today blew up the fortress-like Palestinian headquarters, leaving only rubble and apparently ending their 4-day-old standoff with wanted Palestinians who the army says were holed up inside, nearby residents said.
Briefly
June 29, 2002
Jerusalem: Picture of bomber baby provokes anger in Israel Philippines: President says battle on against extremists Vatican City: Pope approves measure banning public smoking Moscow: Famed hotel scheduled to be razed, rebuilt
6News video report: Theater hits 25
June 29, 2002
6News reports on the Lawrence Community Theater’s 25th anniversary.
But Williams not worried about Collison, Hinrich
June 29, 2002
By Gary Bedore The NBA draft used to be a who’s who  a roll call  of college basketball seniors. No longer. “The NBA is getting younger and younger,” KU coach Roy Williams said, assessing the results of the 2002 draft.
KU grad to assume rabbi’s post in Lawrence
Hillel House fills executive director, Campus Corps Fellow positions
June 29, 2002
By Jim Baker Three of four positions vacated in recent months by professionals serving the needs of Lawrence Jews have been filled including an opening for a new spiritual leader. A contract is being prepared for Rabbi Scott White of Kansas City, Mo., to begin serving the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive, on a part-time basis starting Aug. 1.
Jehovah’s Witnesses hail decision affirming door-to-door visits
June 29, 2002
By Jim Baker Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lawrence are welcoming a recent Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution guarantees religious groups, politicians, Girl Scouts and others the right to knock on their neighbors’ doors without stopping at town hall for permission.
New swing puts Golden on top
Inkster, Kane close behind in U.S. Open tuneup
June 29, 2002
Kate Golden parlayed her midweek swing change into a 7-under-par 64 and had a one-stroke lead Friday after the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, the final tuneup for next week’s U.S. Women’s Open in Hutchinson.
One of a kind
June 29, 2002
J-W Editorials For almost 50 years, Ann Landers shared her advice and compassion through columns in the Journal-World and other newspapers. The Journal-World was one of the first newspapers to run the Ann Landers advice column and time has proven it was a brilliant decision.
Ernest Arthur Tuckel
June 29, 2002
WNBA Roundup: Rockers roll to back-to-back wins
Playing second night in a row, Cleveland clips New York, 67-58
June 29, 2002
Maybe Cleveland should play back-to-back games more often. Penny Taylor scored 15 of her 20 points in the second half as the Rockers beat New York for the second time in a week with a 67-58 win Friday night.
Area briefs
June 29, 2002
Ferrets taken in burglary Maintenance shed damaged in apartment complex fire Two teenagers injured in Baldwin Junction wreck Puppy rescued from hot car Superintendent to receive same pay raise as teachers
Seniors overlooked in draft
But Williams not worried about Collison, Hinrich
June 29, 2002
By Gary Bedore The NBA draft used to be a who’s who a roll call of college basketball seniors. No longer. “The NBA is getting younger and younger,” KU coach Roy Williams said, assessing the results of the 2002 draft.
Strongest teams’ reach final of unpredictable World Cup
June 29, 2002
Facing humiliation, Germany and Brazil began winning soccer games. They haven’t stopped since. On Sunday, the two most successful nations in World Cup history meet for the title. The Brazilians own an unprecedented four, the Germans have three.
Displays to light up skies
June 29, 2002
By Mindie Paget Doyl Merz will have better-than-front-row seats at the annual Lawrence Jaycees Fourth of July Extravaganza on Thursday. Merz is part of the fireworks display’s pit crew, responsible for lighting the pyrotechnics that will send glittery plumes of fiery color across the night sky above the Kansas River.
Briefly
June 29, 2002
Salt Lake City: Ex-con denies knowing missing girl’s location Atlanta: Lawsuit claims student punished in pledge case New Jersey: Pig’s heart prank leads to assault charges Boston: Bombing halt requested after whale found dead
Scouting news
June 29, 2002
Daily ticker
June 29, 2002
Falwell’s hoped-for legacy
Evangelist maps out Christian community in Virginia
June 29, 2002
The Rev. Jerry Falwell pulls the wheel hard right, sweat budding across his cheeks as he guides the Chevy Suburban around potholes in the dirt road. It’s a rough drive to the mountaintop overlooking his 4,300-acre property. But the view, he promises, is worth the trip.
Molly Carol Beach
June 29, 2002
Money or lack of it is cause of low morale at KU
June 29, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Last week, this writer asked several prominent, longtime Kansas University faculty members, “What’s the morale situation at KU?” One professor responded, “bad,” and another shook his head in a negative manner while his wife signaled her opinion with an energetic thumbs-down gesture.
Sweeney powers Kansas City’s comeback - Royals 14, Padres 10
First baseman homers for fourth straight game, drives in five runs in victory
June 29, 2002
The strategy was simple for the Kansas City Royals after they fell behind by five runs. “Get (Mike) Sweeney up and let him do his thing,” Raul Ibanez said. Sweeney homered for the fourth straight game and drove in five runs as the Royals rallied to beat the San Diego Padres, 14-10, Friday night.
s Witnesses hail decision affirming door-to-door visits
June 29, 2002
By Jim Baker Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lawrence are welcoming a recent Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution guarantees religious groups, politicians, Girl Scouts and others the right to knock on their neighbors’ doors without stopping at town hall for permission.
Spirituality
June 29, 2002
Pro-gay bishop is top choice to lead Anglicans Community theater changes play after abbey shootings Lutheran Church-Mo. Synod orders big budget cuts
Drug bill passes; fierce battle looms
June 29, 2002
Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle Friday attacked the Medicare prescription drug bill that Republicans pushed through the House in a pre-dawn vote, signaling a summer of combat over a key election-year issue.
Williams rallies as last American man loses
June 29, 2002
Recovering from the shock of losing the first set to a player ranked 109 places below her, top-seeded Venus Williams reached the fourth round Saturday to continue her chase for a third straight Wimbledon title.
Briefcase
June 29, 2002
Apple Computer executives sold stock before warnings Enron case: Justice Department charges former bankers with fraud Economy: Consumers cut spending in May as incomes increase Wall Street: Dynegy listed at junk status
Religion briefs
June 29, 2002
Catholic church changes time for Healing Mass Unity Church to move to new location Lay minister to preach at Calvary Temple Heartland to help clean Well’s Overlook Baptism, book group at St. Margaret’s Trinity Episcopal group to study heresy West Side lists lineup for July Praise Temple to have bake sale today Pig roast features food, entertainment Plymouth plans picnic, 4th of July service Lecompton church to serve dinner St. Luke to sell catfish dinners Apostolic Ministries official to give talk
State late cutting checks to schools
June 29, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Not only is the state still tardy with $103 million in school-finance payments, it appeared increasingly likely Friday that districts won’t receive the $20 increase in per-student aid promised by the Kansas Legislature.
People
June 29, 2002
Springer gets South African show Glover’s art, humanity honored Fox, husband go separate ways McCartney beseeches McDonald’s Cleese unveils Freud plaque
Around and about
June 29, 2002
Club news
June 29, 2002
Cheney in charge as Bush sedated
Power to be transferred to vice president as boss undergoes routine colon screening
June 29, 2002
President Bush said he will briefly transfer the powers of the presidency to Vice President Dick Cheney today while under sedation for a colon screening. For only the second time, the 25th Amendment of the Constitution will be invoked and Cheney will be acting president for “a matter of hours,” White House counsel Al Gonzales said after the surprise announcement.
Father’s role often sets tone for son’s life
June 29, 2002
Cessna plans to reduce work force by 900
June 29, 2002
Cessna Aircraft plans to cut about 900 jobs through early retirement incentives. The offer applies to about 5,300 nonunion Wichita employees, the company said Thursday. The company previously said it needed to reduce its work force because of slower sales but hoped to do it by attrition.
WorldCom begins laying off 17,000 employees
June 29, 2002
WorldCom Inc. began cutting 17,000 jobs worldwide Friday after disclosing a huge case of crooked accounting that could force the nation’s No. 2 long-distance company into bankruptcy.
Bush: Quit ‘fudging’ numbers
President vows to hold corrupt executives accountable
June 29, 2002
President Bush, hoping to avoid political fallout over a string of corporate scandals, pledged Friday that his Justice Department will “hold people accountable” for mismanaging their companies through deceit and corruption.
Military news
June 29, 2002
Anniversaries
June 29, 2002
Engagements
June 29, 2002
Weddings
June 29, 2002
Vans Warped Tour impresses all ages
June 29, 2002
By Levi Chronister The collection of punk and ska and games that is the Vans Warped Tour came to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs on Thursday, energizing the all-ages crowd even in the oppressive heat.
Troubled hospital files for bankruptcy
June 29, 2002
The Halstead Hospital has filed for bankruptcy just days after celebrating its 100th anniversary. The hospital owes about $4.5 million, according to bankruptcy papers. Among the hospitals debts are $300,000 to the Internal Revenue Service, $36,000 to the Kansas Department of Revenue and $26,600 to Westar Energy.
City, county in dispute over paving project
Holcomb mayor, council upset that resurfacing ends at town’s limits
June 29, 2002
The city of Holcomb may cut tax payments to Finney County in a dispute over a road project. The county is paying for a street overlay on Railroad Avenue, up to the Holcomb city limits.
Landers memory
June 29, 2002
Wrong message
June 29, 2002
Treatment option
June 29, 2002
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
June 29, 2002
GOP on defensive in statehouse races
June 29, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The gap between Washington, D.C., and the states has rarely been wider. So it makes perfect sense that while Republican prospects in the midterm House elections look bright, the GOP situation in the gubernatorial races is bleak.
World Cup: Turkey, Koreans playing for third
June 29, 2002
The Turks have already beaten one co-host of this World Cup. They weren’t about to be daunted by the passionate fans cheering wildly for the other in today’s third-place game against South Korea.
Geraldine L. Townsend
June 29, 2002
Portland places Stiles on injured list
June 29, 2002
Jackie Stiles, last season’s WNBA rookie of the year, was placed on the injured list Friday with bursitis in her right heel. Stiles, a 5-foot-8 shooting guard from Southwest Missouri State, has already missed four games this season due to the injury, which started to bother her during training camp.
Josephine Faye McMillen
June 29, 2002
Jacob P. Pottorf
June 29, 2002
Schomer services
June 29, 2002
Baseball Briefs
June 29, 2002
Corey waits for results, keeps quiet on drug use Thome wants to stay following Colon trade
Total robbery case goes to jury
June 29, 2002
By Mike Belt A robbery at a Lawrence convenience store the night of Sept. 24, 2000, was prearranged by the clerk, the man charged with that robbery told a Douglas County jury Friday. Duwone Flowers, 32, Lawrence, said he had known the clerk, Keith Jones, about two weeks when Jones asked him to help stage a fake robbery.
Raiders pound Blue Valley
June 29, 2002
Lawrence’s Raiders defeated the Blue Valley Huskies, 12-4, in a five-inning, run-rule game Friday night. Troy Wingert blasted two solo home runs while Matt Berner had a home run and triple, good for four RBIs, for the Raiders.
Outlaws have fun -Lawrence Outlaws 6-2, Gardner 3-1
Legion team enjoys home sweep
June 29, 2002
By Andy Samuelson With the sing-song, high-pitched chants flying out of the home team’s dugout like mosquitoes Friday night at Free State High, it would have been easy for someone to think they were at a girls summer softball game instead of a boys American Legion baseball contest.
Firefighter among dead in crash
June 29, 2002
By Mike Belt Emergency personnel arriving at the scene of a triple-fatality accident early Friday south of Oskaloosa were stunned to see one of their own among the victims. “It’s not something you’re expecting to find when you arrive at something like that,” said Don Haynes, director of Jefferson County Emergency Services.
Tax increase causes run on smokes
June 29, 2002
Glenn Rice and his wife, Kim, together smoke about a pack of cigarettes a day. That’s a habit he’s about to kick. The state’s cigarette tax will increase Monday by 46 cents a pack nearly tripling from 24 cents to 70 cents. Rice, who is working on his doctorate in mathematics at Kansas University, said the increase made this a prime moment to quit smoking.
Local briefs
June 29, 2002
First-class mail rate rising Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds is reminding everyone that starting Monday the cost of mailing a first-class letter will increase to 37 cents. “There may be a number of people who don’t know the increase is going into effect,” Reynolds said. The increase actually takes effect Sunday, so anyone dropping a letter into a mailbox late Saturday or Sunday should apply 37 cents of postage, Reynolds said. ______________________________________ Public works: Water line leak in wetlands won’t affect Baldwin service A leak discovered Friday morning in a water line that runs under the Baker Wetlands should not disrupt water service to Baldwin residents. The leak sprung in the 12-inch-diameter iron pipe that supplies Baldwin with drinking water from Lawrence sometime Thursday evening and was discovered about 10:30 a.m. Friday by Baldwin Public Works employees, city councilman Todd Cohen said. The leak was about 200 feet south of a major leak that occurred in the line last fall, he said. Water flowed from the leak at a rate of 675 gallons per minute, Cohen said, and a total of 160,000 gallons were lost. Douglas County supplied two dump trucks for hauling dirt and a track hoe to help dig down to the leak, Cohen said. Crews were able to repair the pipe fairly easily because the area around the leak was not badly eroded, he said. ______________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.31 at both Citgo locations, Ninth and Iowa streets and North Second Street. 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.
NBA: Ostertag recovering quickly
Former KU center to leave hospital
June 29, 2002
Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag is expected to be released from a hospital this weekend, just days after donating a kidney to his younger sister. Amy Hall, Ostertag’s 26-year-old sister, was moved from intensive care, hospital spokeswoman Kathryn Goldstein said.
Failed suicide bomber, 16, gets life
June 29, 2002
An Israeli military court has sentenced a 16-year-old Palestinian from the militant Hamas movement to life in prison for trying to blow himself up when confronted by Israeli police, the first time a would-be bomber was brought to trial.
Mom shot, baby stolen
June 29, 2002
A Florida woman obsessed with having a baby offered a woman a ride from a Miami pediatric clinic, shot her in the head and took her 6-month-old son, police said Friday.
Wildfire leaps line, threatens more homes
June 29, 2002
The huge wildfire that has charred hundreds of homes and vast stands of timber in eastern Arizona jumped a containment line Friday and inched its way up steep, rugged canyons toward 600 evacuated houses.
Former Manson disciple loses 14th bid for parole
June 29, 2002
A parole board refused Friday to grant freedom to former Manson disciple Leslie Van Houten after a lengthy and emotional hearing at which she said she would always bear the sorrow of the cult killings that landed her in prison 33 years ago.
Amber Brooke Kessler
June 29, 2002
Civilians to get half of anthrax vaccine
June 29, 2002
About half the military’s supply of anthrax vaccine will be stockpiled for civilians in case of a bioterror attack, expanding protection once meant almost exclusively for U.S. troops, the government said Friday.
Amtrak agreement reached
June 29, 2002
Amtrak and Bush administration officials closed a deal late Friday to help Amtrak get the $200 million it needs to keep passenger trains running through September. The deal helps Amtrak avert the first systemwide shutdown in its 31- year history, which had been threatened to begin next week.
At least 19 killed in blast
June 29, 2002
Rockets, bullets and flaming munitions ripped through a dusty border town Friday after a large ammunition dump blew up, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens of others. The local Afghan commander blamed a rocket attack for triggering the blast.
Martha Stewart award riles art students
June 29, 2002
An art school’s decision to give Martha Stewart a “Visionary Woman Award” has upset some students at the school but not because of the ImClone insider trading scandal. Students at the all-female Moore College of Art & Design said they were unimpressed by Stewart’s image as a picture-perfect homemaker.
Bassist’s death won’t stop Who tour
June 29, 2002
Despite the sudden death of bassist John Entwistle, the two surviving members of The Who decided Friday to resume their scheduled three-month U.S. tour. “The band decided to recommence the tour beginning at the Hollywood Bowl (a Monday night show),” according to a message posted on guitarist Pete Townshend’s Web site.
On the record
June 29, 2002
6News video report: Fire prompts second alarm
June 29, 2002
6News reports on a central Lawrence apartment complex fire.
6News video report: Polygraph examiner retires
June 29, 2002
6News reports on the retirement of Douglas County’s only polygraph examiner, Captain Vic Strnad.
Legion team enjoys home sweep
June 29, 2002
By Andy Samuelson With the sing-song, high-pitched chants flying out of the home team’s dugout like mosquitoes Friday night at Free State High, it would have been easy for someone to think they were at a girls summer softball game instead of a boys American Legion baseball contest.
Raiders pound Blue Valley
June 29, 2002
Lawrence’s Raiders defeated the Blue Valley Huskies, 12-4, in a five-inning, run-rule game Friday night. Troy Wingert blasted two solo home runs while Matt Berner had a home run and triple, good for four RBIs, for the Raiders.
Hillel House fills executive director, Campus Corps Fellow positions
June 29, 2002
By Jim Baker Three of four positions vacated in recent months by professionals serving the needs of Lawrence Jews have been filled  including an opening for a new spiritual leader. A contract is being prepared for Rabbi Scott White of Kansas City, Mo., to begin serving the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive, on a part-time basis starting Aug. 1.
World Cup: Turkey downs South Korea for bronze
June 29, 2002
Hakan Sukur scored the fastest opening goal in World Cup history, just 11 seconds into Turkey’s 3-2 victory Saturday night over South Korea for third place in the World Cup.
Briefly
June 29, 2002
South Korea: Warships exchange fire; four South Koreans killed Toronto: Families of bombing victims don’t want pilots punished Pakistan: Suspected al-Qaida fugitives seized after border shootout