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Newspaper reports Atta met with other key hijacker in Spain just weeks before Sept. 11 attacks
June 30, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 10:24 a.m.) Spanish police believe suspected Sept. 11 suicide pilot Mohamed Atta met in Spain with other key leaders of the attack on the World Trade Center eight weeks before the hijackers flew U.S. airliners into the buildings, a newspaper said Sunday.
Part-time firefighter for Bureau of Indian Affairs charged with setting Arizona wildfire
June 30, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 6:18 p.m.) A massive wildfire that has destroyed more than 400 homes in the mountains of eastern Arizona was sparked in part by a contract firefighter who hoped to make money fighting the flames, prosecutors said Sunday.
Pakistan government publishes appeal for help in finding Osama bin Laden
June 30, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 7:18 a.m.) Calling them “dangerous religious terrorists,” the Pakistani government made a public appeal Sunday for help in finding Osama bin Laden, his top aide and 16 other al-Qaida members.
Ex-Jayhawks Thomas, Woodberry mull future
June 30, 2002
By Andy Samuelson While Drew Gooden was cementing his future last Wednesday night via the NBA draft, two former Jayhawks contemplated their potential basketball plans in the friendly confines of Allen Fieldhouse. Billy Thomas, who is coming off a championship season with the Greenville Groove in the NBA Developmental League, still wants to make it to the pro show, while Steve Woodberry is enjoying the game oversees.
Brazil explodes to celebrate fifth World Cup title
June 30, 2002
A nation of 170 million people exploded in ecstasy Sunday morning, blasting plastic trumpets, car horns and fireworks to celebrate Brazil’s conquest of an unprecedented fifth World Cup title.
Putin scorns officials for handling of floods
Death toll in Russian disaster rises to 93
June 30, 2002
The death toll from flooding in southern Russia climbed to 93 Saturday, emergency officials said, and President Vladimir Putin took local authorities to task for not doing more to help victims.
Lawsuit seeks right to marry for gays
June 30, 2002
It’s an issue volleyed among courts, voters and legislatures in the Northeast. But gay activists hope that through the courts, New Jersey will become the first state to grant same-sex couples full marriage rights.
Old hot sauce bottle offers peek into past
June 30, 2002
Archaeologists digging at the site of a black-owned saloon in a historic Old West mining town have unearthed a 130-year-old bottle of hot sauce. The oldest style of Tabasco bottle known to exist was reconstructed from 21 shards of glass excavated from beneath the site of the Boston Saloon of Virginia City.
Arizonans returning to homes
June 30, 2002
All that’s left of the Pinedale fire station is a metal roof, blackened and twisted. But walk 30 feet and goldfish are swimming in a small pond beside a log cabin that was barely touched by the wildfire that spread through Pinedale last week.
Casino town evacuated as fire nears
June 30, 2002
Residents of this Black Hills gambling town were ordered to evacuate Saturday because of an approaching wildfire, but a fire official said crews were keeping the blaze at bay.
Bush resumes power after routine test
June 30, 2002
President Bush transferred the powers of his office to Vice President Dick Cheneyon Saturday before being sedated for a colon test that found no problems, then reclaimed authority two hours and 15 minutes later.
Lebanese organization at a glance
June 30, 2002
Hezbollah, which was founded by Lebanese clerics in 1982, has two wings. One is political and social, and its vibrant political party holds nine seats in the Lebanese Parliament.
U.S. monitoring Hezbollah, al-Qaida alliance
June 30, 2002
The Lebanon-based Hezbollah organization, one of the world’s most formidable terrorist groups, is increasingly teaming up with al-Qaida on logistics and training for terrorist operations, according to U.S. and European intelligence officials and terrorism experts.
Inkster leads ShopRite
June 30, 2002
Juli Inkster birdied five of the last six holes after a blowup on the 13th tee and took a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Saturday.
Hnatiuk holds St. Jude lead after third 65
June 30, 2002
Glen Hnatiuk proved he can protect a lead Saturday, shooting a third consecutive 6-under-par 65 that kept him atop the leaderboard with a four-stroke margin after three rounds of the St. Jude Classic.
Homeless guests worry residents
Shelter sponsors don’t expect repeat of last year’s loitering problems
June 30, 2002
By Mike Belt Neighbors’ worries started even before the Lawrence Open Shelter opened last week. Memories of last summer, of homeless drunks sleeping on front porches and urinating in public, were still fresh in the minds of those who live near the shelter at St. John’s School, 1208 Ky.
Saunter, 3 sons in top 10 of Live Well 250
June 30, 2002
Greg Biffle took the pole, and Jim Sauter and his three sons will start in the top 10 of today’s GNC Live Well 250. Biffle, who won the race last year, will head the field after a fast lap of 121.770 mph Saturday on the Milwaukee Mile.
Donner wins Pikes Peak Climb
June 30, 2002
David Donner won the Open Wheel division in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, covering the 12.4-mile course in 10 minutes, 52.39 seconds despite engine problems Saturday.
NASCAR Craftsman Trucks: Late cautions help Cook win Live Well 200
Driver surges past Leffler in last two laps
June 30, 2002
Terry Cook took advantage of a race-extending caution Saturday at The Milwaukee Mile, passing Jason Leffler with less than two laps remaining to win the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series GNC Live Well 200.
Officials support more school funding
Lieutenant governors discuss issues at Virgin Islands conference
June 30, 2002
Lieutenant governors from 16 U.S. states and territories said they would support increasing educational funds, boosting awareness of Hepatitis C and making the national director of homeland security a Cabinet-level position, officials said.
Topeka officers disciplined
Chief punishes 12 for ‘racial incidents’
June 30, 2002
Twelve Topeka police officers have been disciplined after an investigation into a major’s complaint about racial attitudes within the department. The discipline ranged from informal counseling to unpaid suspension in connection with “five specific allegations of racial incidents,” according to a news release from the Topeka Police Department.
Seating reveals lingering prejudice
June 30, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News Terrorists and fat people. Both feel nervous at the airport these days. Ever since Southwest Airlines gave its ticket agents the go-ahead to grab fatties at the gate and shake them down for an extra seat, anyone with a little baggage around the middle has started to worry.
CART: Franchitti fastest in Chicago
Scotsman sweats out first oval pole in four years
June 30, 2002
Dario Franchitti had to wait through a sort of overtime in qualifying Saturday to take his first pole on an oval track in four years. The Scotsman posted the fastest lap for today’s CART Chicago Grand Prix at 158.118 mph.
Might, not right
June 30, 2002
Early education
June 30, 2002
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
June 30, 2002
Tour De France:Stronger Armstrong ‘optimistic’ about fourth straight title
June 30, 2002
Lance Armstrong dominated last year’s Tour de France so completely that the race was over long before riders reached the finish. Now, as the Texan prepares to bid for a fourth straight title, he has some news to make opponents tremble: He’s gotten even stronger. “On balance, compared to 1999, 2000 and 2001, I feel better,” Armstrong said in an interview.
Moratorium on dissent coming to an end
June 30, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, visiting here in his pursuit of the Democratic presidential nomination, was making points with the 10 party activists who joined him for coffee the other morning at the Country Kitchen cafe.
Free concerts offered while institute runs
June 30, 2002
The International Institute for Young Musicians is returning to Kansas University after a three-year hiatus.
Minnesota halts five-game skid
June 30, 2002
Katie Smith scored 25 points as the Minnesota Lynx ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Orlando Miracle, 67-59, Saturday night. Smith scored 15 points in the first half as the Lynx (5-8) won for the first time since June 13 against Portland. Orlando (7-6) committed 18 turnovers, resulting in 22 Minnesota points, and shot just 38 percent. But the Lynx had 17 of their own turnovers and went more than 7 minutes down the stretch without a point.
Confinement recommended for castrated child molester
June 30, 2002
A convicted child molester who chose to be castrated is still a threat to the public and should continue his confinement as a sexual predator, according to a report from state doctors.
NBA Notebook: Draft does little to improve East
Knicks, Sixers, Magic have question marks; Celtics essentially absent
June 30, 2002
With the conclusion of the playoffs, at least the humiliation was over for the Eastern Conference, right? Well, not exactly. Despite a flurry of activity at the NBA Draft, the league’s lesser half essentially remains just that. Of the first nine selections, Western Conference teams exercised seven.
Type O donors sought for Monday blood drive
June 30, 2002
Community Blood Center is looking for people with Type O blood to donate at a Monday blood drive.
More tests scheduled for Corey
Pitcher’s collapse still unexplained
June 30, 2002
More tests were scheduled for New York Mets pitcher Mark Corey after initial medical results released Saturday gave no indication on why he collapsed earlier this week. Corey, who admitted to Newsday that he used marijuana Wednesday night before falling ill in a parking lot outside a hotel near Shea Stadium, was stricken shortly after the Mets’ 6-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Lawrence commuter report
June 30, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Pujols error hands Reds victory; lowers Cards’ lead
June 30, 2002
Albert Pujols handed the Cincinnati Reds a victory, evening their weekend NL Central showdown with the St. Louis Cardinals at a game apiece. Pujols dropped a routine fly ball in left field in the seventh, allowing the Reds to score the go-ahead run in a 4-2 victory that cut the Cardinals’ division lead to one game. “You know, it happens,” Pujols said. “It can happen to Albert Pujols and it can happen to the best. It was the wrong time to happen.”
Baby delivery ends in father’s drug arrest
June 30, 2002
A new father in this Kansas City suburb found himself arrested, not congratulated, when authorities allegedly found a brick of cocaine in the kitchen of his apartment.
Tuition dilemma
June 30, 2002
Journal-World Editorial How should money from university tuition increases be used to provide the most benefit for Kansas students? Enhance or maintain? That’s the dilemma facing leader s at Kansas Board of Regents universities as they allocate income from tuition increases approved by the board last week.
Tuckel services
June 30, 2002
Area briefs
June 30, 2002
Free fans available for needy residents South Park pool closes for repairs for a week Deputy finds inmate dead; suicide expected as cause
On the record
June 30, 2002
Frog-racing, parade add to the fun at Lecompton Territorial Day festival
June 30, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn When Brad Sled, 13, found a bullfrog Thursday, he thought the large, slimy amphibian had what it took to win the frog race at Lecompton’s Territorial Day festival Saturday. But the frog almost didn’t make it to the starting line. “I’m too afraid to touch it,” said Brad of Lecompton, struggling to hold onto the Styrofoam container as the frog caused it to lurch from his grasp.
Travel briefs
June 30, 2002
Expedia rated tops in online travel sites N.Y. route designated National Scenic Byway Jordan begins work on Dead Sea project
Raiders roll; Renegades split pair
June 30, 2002
The Lawrence Raiders used two big innings and 31 hits to pummel the Bartlesville Cubs in both ends of an 18-and-under American Legion baseball doubleheader on Saturday. The Raiders used a 10-run sixth to subdue the Cubs, 17-5, in the first game, then plated eight runs in the fifth inning of a 12-4 rout in the nightcap. Both games were shortened by the run rule.
Campaign revolves around revolution
Historic sites commemorate decisive events of 1777
June 30, 2002
The marker near the bridge spanning the Hudson River in this upstate village is easy to miss. Posted here at the western end of the bridge linking Saratoga and Washington counties, this particular marker is worth slowing down for, because it commemorates an event that changed the world:
Rooms and roots
June 30, 2002
‘Home and Away’ tours some of the city’s historic homes Create a patriotic garden in red, white and blue
When it comes to trees and shrubs, water deep
June 30, 2002
By Bruce Chladny “Maybe I should but how much do I need to?” “Maybe it will rain but will that be good enough?” “I’ve thought about it but when is the best time to do it?” Now that the summer heat has set in and the soil is getting rather dry, many gardeners are asking: ” Should I be watering?”
A rose by any other name
June 30, 2002
Here a list of rose designations.
Klitschko stops Mercer in six
Champion keeps crown in WBO heavyweight bout
June 30, 2002
WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko retained his title Saturday night, stopping 41-year-old Ray Mercer in the sixth round of a scheduled 12-rounder. The up-and-coming Ukrainian (39-1) knocked down Mercer in the first round and cut him in the fifth, using a powerful left jab that kept the rugged Mercer on the defensive throughout.
Learning to say ‘no’ is good for your health
June 30, 2002
It is one of the easiest words to spell, but one of the hardest words for some people to say. It is the word “no.” One of the rules for being in healthy relationships and for having healthy interactions with people is to have boundaries and limits on what we can do.
Tech exceeds budget
June 30, 2002
The Texas Tech football program has exceeded its budget by $400,000 since September, sparking conflicts about financial responsibility and debates about how much the college needs to compete in the Big 12 Conference. The program’s expenses led to a stoppage of outgoing mail for the program in late May, Tech athletic director Gerald Myers said Friday. The football program owed $5,000 in postage to its mail service.
Second opinions justifiable for those planning major surgery
June 30, 2002
Royals designate Suzuki, get Caruso from Omaha
June 30, 2002
The Kansas City Royals designated RHP Mac Suzuki for assignment Saturday and purchased the contract of infielder Mike Caruso from Triple-A Omaha. Suzuki (0-2) had a 9.00 ERA in 21 innings, including one start, in his second stint with the Royals. Caruso, who started the year in Triple-A Chattanooga in the Cincinnati system, hit .307 in 43 games in Omaha.
Stamp again features eagle
June 30, 2002
The American Eagle flies again on a U.S. stamp. This time the eagle is the centerpiece of a stamp design appearing on a new 60-cent (2-ounce rate) definitive stamp. Featured is an artistic rendering by Arthur G. Merkley of a detail from a coverlet made circa 1853 by weaver Harry Tyler.
Gant’s slam in 10th dooms KC
Sweeney homers again, but Royals fall, 8-4
June 30, 2002
First he robbed Joe Randa of a home run with a leaping catch at the wall in the fourth inning. Then, he hit a grand slam in the 10th. If San Diego needed anything more from Ron Gant, he probably would have obliged. But those two feats were plenty to lead the Padres to an 8-4 victory against Kansas City on Saturday night despite Mike Sweeney homering for a Royals club-record fifth straight game.
Signs of stroke can be deceptive
June 30, 2002
My 13-year-old German shepherd mix had an episode of canine peripheral vestibular syndrome. Without warning, she began falling down, arching her body to one side, and her eyes darted rapidly back and forth. Within hours, she became unable to stand or walk and barely seemed to recognize her surroundings.
Birdfeeding tips
June 30, 2002
Galleries to stay open late for First Friday
June 30, 2002
First Friday Gallery Walk is a celebration of the arts in Lawrence. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, participating galleries, the Lawrence Public Library and the Lawrence Arts Center will stay open to the public, featuring special exhibitions, demonstrations and other activities.
Rosen’s e-mail story looks at struggle to let go of old
June 30, 2002
Imagine being a teen-ager who has to move from the big city to a rural town in the middle of nowhere. What would you do? Chase Riley went online.
Wimbledon: Last U.S. hope ousted
Morrison sent packing by Schalken
June 30, 2002
Remember those great All-American Wimbledon weekends? Those July 4th extravaganzas when NBC trumpeted the American invasion of Britain, John McEnroe would wear his red, white and blue headbands, Jim Courier would wear his baseball cap and Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi would wear out everyone including each other? Keep reminiscing.
REVIEW Moody’s ‘Black Veil’ whiny
June 30, 2002
At a certain point in Rick Moody’s memoir or “memoir with digressions,” as he calls it it all becomes just a little much. Moody has filled the pages of “The Black Veil” with his travails, writing at length about the emotional and psychological troubles he experienced during his teens through mid-20s.
Young writer concocts best seller
Trip to Ukraine inspires ‘Everything Is Illuminated’
June 30, 2002
The walls of Jonathan Safran Foer’s apartment are covered with everything from a framed piece of blank paper from Susan Sontag to random sketches made by his friends. There is even an enormous canvas of a huge hand that the author himself painted.
Mastering the details
Retired Hallmark artist paints ‘rustic realism’
June 30, 2002
By Jim Baker The first thing you notice about Jim Smith’s watercolors is the astonishing amount of detail they contain. It’s possible to trace the outline of individual feathers in the wings of mallard ducks taking flight over a pond, to read the label of a green Quaker State Motor Oi l can plunked on the ground beside a rusting, old pickup truck or to discern a quizzical expression in the eyes of a deer looking right at you from a winter landscape.
Stars and stripes forever
Patriotism sparks colorful fashion trend
June 30, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Patriotism is in fashion this year. Red, white and blue is the preferred color scheme. Stars and stripes are the favorite shapes. Images of the American flag appear on everything from aprons to purses to necklaces, and sales associates in several Lawrence stories say the flags are flying quickly off the shelves.
North and South Korea accuse each other in deadly naval clash
June 30, 2002
Hours after North Korea sank a South Korean patrol boat Saturday, the president of the South and commander of U.S. forces in the country accused North Korea of violating the armistice that ended the Korean war.
Smith is back for 2nd ‘Men in Black’
June 30, 2002
It is the steamiest June weekend in Manhattan in years, with temperatures in Central Park skulking into the mid-90s. Will Smith, of course, breaks no sweat.
Shore lunch tasty tradition
Walleyes, fried potatoes, baked beans, coffee typical North Woods fare
June 30, 2002
Shore lunch is not endorsed by the American Heart Assn. But for as long as guides have been taking anglers into the lakes of the North Woods, shore lunch has been a part of the tradition. And the tradition is alive and well among guides working for Campbell’s Cabins on Lac La Croix near Crane Lake.
s loitering problems
June 30, 2002
By Mike Belt Neighbors’ worries started even before the Lawrence Open Shelter opened last week. Memories of last summer, of homeless drunks sleeping on front porches and urinating in public, were still fresh in the minds of those who live near the shelter at St. John’s School, 1208 Ky.
Commission considering ban on city fireworks
June 30, 2002
By Joel Mathis The fire that gutted an apartment building last Fourth of July didn’t just destroy property. It nearly took lives. “It was very close,” said Maj. Rich Barr, the city’s fire marshal. “Some individuals had to run through the fire to escape it. It had actually come in through the kitchen window.”
Patriotic concert features young singers
June 30, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Youngsters here are showing their patriotism as they prepare to perform the first-ever Baldwin City Theatre all-children’s show, “Our Country Tis of Thee.” The show runs Thursday -Saturday. Citizens for Baldwin City will provide free family games and activities after the show.
When it comes to trees and shrubs, water deep
June 30, 2002
By Bruce Chladny “Maybe I should  but how much do I need to?” “Maybe it will rain  but will that be good enough?” “I’ve thought about it  but when is the best time to do it?” Now that the summer heat has set in and the soil is getting rather dry, many gardeners are asking: ” Should I be watering?”
Draft worked well for Gooden
June 30, 2002
By Bill Mayer When television producers need satisfied, gratified faces to feature in commercials about pills for relief of pain and discomfort, they should start with the visages of Drew Gooden and Roy Williams on Wednesday night. They were classic. And later in the evening, the mug of Kareem Rush would have met similar standards.
Arts notes
June 30, 2002
Lenexa to celebrate holiday with parade Powell Gardens plans Booms and Blooms fest
Arts notes
June 30, 2002
KU alumna in cast of ‘Charlie Brown’ Chamber concerts set in KC churches
Briefly
June 30, 2002
West Bank: Fate of gunmen unknown after headquarters destroyed Afghanistan: Soldiers clear live munitions after blast; death toll hits 25
Briefly
June 30, 2002
Colombia: Clinton backs broader U.S. role against rebels Venezuela: Thousands join rally to support Chavez Sri Lanka: Amnesty International says children recruited
Patriotism sparks colorful fashion trend
June 30, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Patriotism is in fashion this year. Red, white and blue is the preferred color scheme. Stars and stripes are the favorite shapes. Images of the American flag appear on everything from aprons to purses to necklaces, and sales associates in several Lawrence stories say the flags are flying quickly off the shelves.
Ex-Jayhawks Thomas, Woodberry mull future
June 30, 2002
By Andy Samuelson While Drew Gooden was cementing his future last Wednesday night via the NBA draft, two former Jayhawks contemplated their potential basketball plans in the friendly confines of Allen Fieldhouse. Billy Thomas, who is coming off a championship season with the Greenville Groove in the NBA Developmental League, still wants to make it to the pro show, while Steve Woodberry is enjoying the game oversees.
Raiders roll
June 30, 2002
The Lawrence Raiders used two big innings and 31 hits to pummel the Bartlesville Cubs in both ends of an 18-and-under American Legion baseball doubleheader on Saturday. The Raiders used a 10-run sixth to subdue the Cubs, 17-5, in the first game, then plated eight runs in the fifth inning of a 12-4 rout in the nightcap. Both games were shortened by the run rule.
Frog-racing, parade add to the fun at Lecompton Territorial Day festival
June 30, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn When Brad Sled, 13, found a bullfrog Thursday, he thought the large, slimy amphibian had what it took to win the frog race at Lecompton’s Territorial Day festival Saturday. But the frog almost didn’t make it to the starting line. “I’m too afraid to touch it,” said Brad of Lecompton, struggling to hold onto the Styrofoam container as the frog caused it to lurch from his grasp.
KU professor trying to capture the essence of her subject
June 30, 2002
By Roger Martin I want you to slip into the black skin of Margaret Walker. You’re now an African-American woman born in the South in 1915. Your mother’s a classically trained musician, your father a formally educated Methodist minister.
Prickly flower still takes center stage in many gardens
June 30, 2002
By Carol Boncella Despite their prickly stems and finicky reputation, roses have won the hearts of American gardeners for generations. Many gardeners find a place somewhere in the garden for a rose plant.
Stewart’s stock problems provide perfect summer distraction
June 30, 2002
Stock prices are tumbling. The recovery’s in doubt. In some places, you can’t even wash your car or water your flowers, thanks to the drought. It’s shaping up to be a lousy summer.
U.S. tightens security for 4th
Combat patrols to fly over airspace
June 30, 2002
The Pentagon declared Friday that combat air patrols over U.S. airspace will resume over the July Fourth holiday. The Federal Aviation Administration will also ban flights in the vicinity of major American monuments.
Growing interest in herbs
Association rooting for business to sprout
June 30, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn In today’s economy, Steve Moring figures he’s better off digging a hole and burying his retirement plan than investing in the stock market. So that’s what he’s begun to do on his rural Oskaloosa herb farm. Moring already has planted a quarter of an acre of the herb echinacea and is experimenting with growing other herbs such as St. John’s Wort and ginseng.
Pledge’ judges known for independent spirit
Panel members who issued controversial ruling have different backgrounds, same devotion to individual rights
June 30, 2002
A moderate Republican appointed to the bench by President Nixon. A liberal Democrat married to the director of the Southern California chapter of the ACLU. And a Democrat appointed by a Republican who spent part of his boyhood in a World War II internment camp.
Outdoors Briefs
June 30, 2002
Ogburn, Urbanek win in walleye tournament Saathoffs triumph Lawrence’s McGlinn, Ortiz 2nd in bass event
Mid-season classic not easy to pick
American, National leagues have slew of worthwhile All-Star candidates
June 30, 2002
Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Alex Rodriguez are no-brainers. Picking the rest of the major league All-Stars, however, is no simple task. Give it a try. Nomar Garciaparra or Derek Jeter? Jim Edmonds or Brian Giles? And what about Bartolo Colon, who was a lock to make the American League squad until he got traded to the NL’s Montreal Expos on Thursday?
Local briefs
June 30, 2002
Open house offers tour of Eudora wastewater plant About 50 people turned out to get a closer look at Eudora’s new wastewater treatment plant Saturday. Burns & McDonnell engineering company, Kansas City, Mo., and CAS Construction Company, Topeka, sponsored the open house. Both companies had worked on the planning and construction of the plant. “We just wanted to invite people down to see where their tax dollars went,” said John Mitchell, engineer with Burns & McDonnell. The plant was constructed from August 1998 to April 1999, much faster than the normal time of three years, Mitchell said. It was also constructed for about $2.8 million $2 million less than similar plants. The plant is currently running at about 50 percent, Mitchell said, because it was designed to grow with the city with a 20-year window period. It handles about 400,000 gallons of water a day, but it has the capability to treat a million gallons. “What comes in is dingy and dirty, and what comes out is crystal clear,” Mitchell said. Above, plant operator Ed Hickman, background, takes Alberta Pyle, Eudora, on a tour of the plant Saturday. ___________________________________________ Journal-World update: New weather map available Monday Starting in Monday’s Journal-World, you’ll find a redesigned weather page with an easier-to-read format. On our new daily weather page, provided by The Weather Channel, we’re devoting more space to bring you even more information on Lawrence-area weather and weather around the region, as well as weather history, weather facts from 6News meteorologist Ross Janssen, and other information. The new weather package will include bigger national and Kansas weather maps and more news on weather in international cities. The weather will continue to run in full color on the last page of the Lawrence & State section. The map is just one of the ways you can be aware of the latest conditions and forecast. Tune in to Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 for weather “on the sixes” every 10 minutes from 5:26 a.m. to 7:56 a.m. Monday through Friday. Then watch Headline News Lawrence Edition on Sunflower Broadband Channel 16 throughout the day. Or log on to weather.lawrence.com 24 hours a day. ___________________________________________ Culture: Concert to combine visual art with carillon A carillon concert and visual art exhibition will unite today for a unique presentation. Sabin Levi, a doctorate candidate in organ and composition at Kansas University and former carillonneur at Brigham Young University, will perform at 5 p.m. at the KU Campanile. A tour of the Campanile will be offered after the concert. Bill Bowerman will display his line drawings, pastels, photographs and scanograms. Bowerman is past president of the Lawrence Art Guild. As part of the concert, Levi will perform a composition by Bowerman titled “The Birth of the Muse.” The concert also will include works by J.S. Bach and Mathias van den Gheyn. ___________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.31 at several gas stations. 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.
Millionth fan celebrated
June 30, 2002
The WUSA reached the one-million mark in league attendance Saturday when 11-year-old Sara Colucci passed through the turnstiles to see the Boston Breakers play the San Jose CyberRays.
Bird feeders, birdhouses flying high
Copper, glass become popular construction materials
June 30, 2002
The bird-feeding enthusiasts have gotten younger at the Cardinal Corner bird-supply store in West St. Paul. “Years ago, it was all older people,” says co-owner Le Braun. “Now, we get every age, from people with tiny kids to singles in their 20s.”
Simple steps can make your aging parents’ home safer
June 30, 2002
Baby boomers aren’t getting any younger, and neither are their parents. It’s a fact of life that many of them must shoulder the responsibility to care for the homes of their elderly parents.
Some lady-head vases are good investments
June 30, 2002
Flower vases have been made in a variety of nontraditional shapes since the 17th century. The Chinese made vases shaped like boats or fish. The English made flower- and animal-shaped flower holders. Victorian potters in many countries made vases shaped like hands.
KU professor trying to capture the essence of her subject
June 30, 2002
By Roger Martin I want you to slip into the black skin of Margaret Walker. You’re now an African-American woman born in the South in 1915. Your mother’s a classically trained musician, your father a formally educated Methodist minister.
What are you reading?
June 30, 2002
Regional rules of dressing are all over the map
June 30, 2002
“Black tie,” a seemingly self-explanatory dress code, might have a different definition depending on where you live. In Los Angeles, the cues come from the red carpet, where originality counts; in Dallas, the bigger the ballgown the better, especially when worn with jewels and stones.
June 30, 2002
By Jim Baker The first thing you notice about Jim Smith’s watercolors is the astonishing amount of detail they contain. It’s possible to trace the outline of individual feathers in the wings of mallard ducks taking flight over a pond, to read the label of a green Quaker State Motor Oi l can plunked on the ground beside a rusting, old pickup truck or to discern a quizzical expression in the eyes of a deer looking right at you from a winter landscape.
Fireworks schedules
June 30, 2002
Here is a schedule of fireworks displays, both locally and across Northeast Kansas.
The Motley Fool
June 30, 2002
Name That Company Great investors: Phil Fisher Worthless stock Young, dumb and in love
Business briefs
June 30, 2002
Bar association campaign promotes Constitution
June 30, 2002
American lawyers have been thrown into the battle against terror by government decisions on custody of suspects, special tribunals and other actions some consider constitutionally suspect.
21 Supreme Court cases decided by 5-4 vote
Ideological division in judicial branch most profound in church and state cases
June 30, 2002
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.
Lawrence school board
June 30, 2002
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
AIDS charity warns of telephone scam
June 30, 2002
Officials at a local charity are warning Douglas County residents of a phone scam being executed in its name.
Arts fan builds acclaimed complex in retirement
June 30, 2002
When Myra Janco Daniels was 8 years old, she bought her first painting a small piece by American landscape artist Andrew Wyeth with $50 she borrowed from her grandmother. The experience prompted a lifelong love affair with the arts and taught her a lesson in economics. She had to pay her grandmother back.
Horoscopes
June 30, 2002
A sense of celluloid style
Movies inspire men’s clothing designers
June 30, 2002
Growing up, fashion designer John Bartlett wanted to be the sexy guy in “American Gigolo.” Bartlett was hooked when Richard Gere’s character in the 1980 film lays out all his Giorgio Armani clothes on a bed.
Patriotic concert features young singers
June 30, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Youngsters here are showing their patriotism as they prepare to perform the first-ever Baldwin City Theatre all-children’s show, “Our Country Tis of Thee.” The show runs Thursday -Saturday. Citizens for Baldwin City will provide free family games and activities after the show.
Briefly
June 30, 2002
Tennessee: Gore signals interest in running again Virginia: Lawmaker took loan from AOL founder Texas: Gutenberg Bible soon to be just a click away
Royals paste Padres, 13-1
June 30, 2002
Don’t tell Raul Ibanez he hit .500 with 10 RBIs as Kansas City won five of six on their homestand. “I don’t want to know,” said the shaven-headed outfielder. “I don’t even want to think about it.”
Election unlikely to change Bolivia
June 30, 2002
With the economy sliding and crime so rampant it’s provoked lynchings, Bolivians vote for president and Congress today following a campaign in which some candidates have urged radically changing the political system and overturning the free-market economy.
Toy maker of Hula Hoop fame dies
June 30, 2002
Arthur “Spud” Melin, co-founder of the toy company that introduced the world to the Frisbee, Hula Hoop and other faddish gems of American pop culture, has died. He was 77 and had Alzheimer’s disease.
The last blast?
Commission considering ban on city fireworks
June 30, 2002
By Joel Mathis The fire that gutted an apartment building last Fourth of July didn’t just destroy property. It nearly took lives. “It was very close,” said Maj. Rich Barr, the city’s fire marshal. “Some individuals had to run through the fire to escape it. It had actually come in through the kitchen window.”
Helping hand
June 30, 2002
Petal power
Prickly flower still takes center stage in many gardens
June 30, 2002
By Carol Boncella Despite their prickly stems and finicky reputation, roses have won the hearts of American gardeners for generations. Many gardeners find a place somewhere in the garden for a rose plant.
Kelly Krunch on way
June 30, 2002
Move over Flutie Flakes. Retired Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly soon will have his own brand of cereal on the market. Kelly, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, unveiled Kelly Krunch, a honey-nut toasted oats cereal, on Friday. As part of the deal, proceeds from the cereal’s sale will go toward Hunter’s Hope, a charity Kelly founded in honor of his son Hunter, who suffers from the deadly Krabbe disease.
Patience is key to travel photography
June 30, 2002
When it comes to travel photography, the expression “patience pays” applies. If you don’t have patience, you’ll miss some good travel photo opportunities. Here are a few examples of what I mean.
Red, white and blue headboard is a patriot’s dream
June 30, 2002
With Independence Day just around the corner, Shari Hiller my true-blue friend and I thought it would be a good time to do a red-white-and-blue headboard. One of our favorite holidays is the Fourth of July, not only because it’s the birthday of our nation, but it’s also a special day to spend with friends and family.
Guinea pigs ham it up at annual celebration
June 30, 2002
By Mindie Paget Las Vegas has nothing on Elvis Parsley. The 8-week-old guinea pig on Saturday donned a green lame cape and waddled onto a miniature stage backed in red velvet and flashing lights to squeak out his rendition of the king of rock ‘n’ roll’s “Blue Suede Shoes.”
Milk surplus poses problem
June 30, 2002
Want milk? The government is trying to figure out what to do with $1 billion worth of nonfat milk powder that it bought over the past three years to prop up the prices paid to dairy farmers.
Singer Clooney dies, 74
June 30, 2002
Rosemary Clooney, the mellow-voiced singer who costarred with Bing Crosby in “White Christmas” and staged a dramatic comeback after her career was nearly destroyed by drugs and alcohol, has died. She was 74.
Confidentiality of mediation binding on spouses, lawyers
June 30, 2002
Sound bites
June 30, 2002
Nation’s ‘armpit’ smells opportunity
June 30, 2002
Battle Mountain residents thought they took an unfair hit last year when a national magazine listed their rural northeast Nevada town as the nation’s armpit. Now, many hope that story was opportunity knocking.
Briefcase
June 30, 2002
Survey says: Parents support usage of cell phones by children Checking up: Few banks could provide statistics about past checks Motley Fool: Name that company
Web sites can lead to cheaper medications
U.S. consumers buying drugs from companies in Canada, but process is coming under scrutiny
June 30, 2002
Mary Kay Kottenstette used to spend nearly $1,500 a year, more than 10 percent of her income, on prescription drugs for gout, high cholesterol and a thyroid condition. With the Internet, the 62-year-old part-time Spanish teacher can buy the same drugs from a Canadian pharmacy for about $1,100 a year.
UFO turns out to be cow
Angler amused to encounter adrift bovine
June 30, 2002
The UFO, that’s Unidentified Floating Object, was first suspected to be a carcass of a sea lion. Whatever it was, the skipper of the New Lo-An from Point Loma Sportfishing decided to top a successful day of albacore fishing recently by trying to get one last bite.
Bush assails industry scandals
June 30, 2002
President Bush, bearing down on corporate America’s “deeply troubling” accounting scandals, vowed Saturday that no violation of the public’s trust would be tolerated. Bush moved in his weekly radio address to shield his administration from public anger over allegations of corporate fraud and phony profits.
Many incumbents go unchallenged in House race
June 30, 2002
A third of Kansas House members will get a free pass this election cycle, earning seats in the 125-member chamber by doing little more than paying the filing fee. In all, 22 Democrats and 26 Republicans face no opposition in the Aug. 6 primary or Nov. 5 general elections.
Owner’s manual isn’t required reading
June 30, 2002
By Dave Barry The Miami Herald The topic of this column is a recent Washington Post story stating that manufacturers of appliances, computers, cars, etc. want to know why Americans don’t read their owners’ manuals.
Bold U.S. plan is right strategy to use on Iraq
June 30, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group American strategy in the greater Middle East is at a turning point. The hesitant, at times contradictory, efforts by President Bush and his aides to calm the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have produced nothing of substance.
Kahn stands in way as Brazil chases fifth title
June 30, 2002
The sensational “Three Rs” vs. the unshakable Big O. The World Cup final between Brazil and Germany pitted probably the most talented offensive force in years Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho against the top goalkeeper in the world, Oliver Kahn.
World Cup trophy has wild history
June 30, 2002
The World Cup trophy has lived a hazardous life. It was hidden from the Nazis in a shoe box under a FIFA vice president’s bed. It was stolen, then found by a 2-year-old dog named Pickles. And it was melted down for the gold in Brazil.
Honor rolls
June 30, 2002
Lawrence High School announces students who made the Honor Roll during the second semester of the 2001-2002 school year by earning at least a 3.5 grade point average.
Turkey takes third place with 3-2 victory
Sukur sets World Cup record with goal in first 11 seconds of match with co-host South Korea
June 30, 2002
Turkish striker Hakan Sukur needed just 11 seconds to break his scoring drought, set a record for fastest goal in a World Cup and help lead his team to victory in the third-place game. The Turks won 3-2 Saturday night over co-host South Korea, which drew raucous cheers from an appreciative, red-clad crowd that came to Daegu’s World Cup Stadium to celebrate the nation’s unprecedented success on soccer’s biggest stage.
Interleague Roundup: Bravo to Braves’ bullpen
Atlanta relievers superb in 2-1 win against Boston
June 30, 2002
Injuries to starting pitchers don’t bother the Atlanta Braves, not with the best bullpen in baseball ready to take over. Kevin Millwood left the game with a blister one day after Greg Maddux’s outing was cut short by a sore calf, but the Braves beat the Boston Red Sox for the second straight game, 2-1 Saturday behind Gary Sheffield’s two-run homer.
World Cup: Americans hope to capitalize on success
June 30, 2002
Landon Donovan and DaMarcus Beasley are stars for the summer. They hope they will be regarded as pioneers one day. Now that Donovan, Beasley and the rest of the U.S. soccer team are home from their unexpectedly successful performance at the World Cup, the tough part begins. They want to make sure American soccer capitalizes on the team’s trip to the quarterfinals its best showing since 1930 without overplaying expectations.
IRL SunTrust Indy Challenge: Late pass gives Hornish win over de Ferran
June 30, 2002
Sam Hornish Jr. and his team couldn’t have planned the end of the SunTrust Indy Challenge better if they tried. Hornish blew by Gil de Ferran on the inside of the first turn with less than two laps to go Saturday night and handed the vaunted Penske team a bitter loss, while reinforcing a point he’s been making all week.
High school students sample KU
June 30, 2002
By Mindie Paget It didn’t take long for 150 high school students in classes this month at Kansas University to reach a discouraging conclusion: College is hard. “The first night we got here, we had homework,” said Afrita Davis, a 16-year-old from Coffeyville who will start her junior year in the fall.
Guinea pigs ham it up at annual celebration
June 30, 2002
By Mindie Paget Las Vegas has nothing on Elvis Parsley. The 8-week-old guinea pig on Saturday donned a green lamape and waddled onto a miniature stage backed in red velvet and flashing lights to squeak out his rendition of the king of rock ‘n’ roll’s “Blue Suede Shoes.”
Venus drops set, but wins third-round match
June 30, 2002
Finally, a bit of intrigue in the women’s draw at Wimbledon: Venus Williams trailing by a set. Not only that, but the two-time defending champion was limping slightly and playing erratically against a fired-up opponent. And then quicker than you could say, “Who’s Maureen Drake?” Williams won 16 of 17 points to take control against the 110th-ranked Canadian journeywoman and win 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 Saturday.
Title IX still hasn’t tamed football
June 30, 2002
Thirty years later, three decades after Title IX, everything has changed and nothing has changed because women now have unprecedented opportunities in college athletics and because too many men are still fighting against them. So, happy anniversary and here’s the latest lawsuit.
Association rooting for business to sprout
June 30, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn In today’s economy, Steve Moring figures he’s better off digging a hole and burying his retirement plan than investing in the stock market. So that’s what he’s begun to do on his rural Oskaloosa herb farm. Moring already has planted a quarter of an acre of the herb echinacea and is experimenting with growing other herbs such as St. John’s Wort and ginseng.
Bookstore
June 30, 2002
Arts notes
June 30, 2002
Author to appear at KC bookstores Travel agency CEO to talk about Sept. 11
People
June 30, 2002
Actor wants to show pride in pink Menopause key time for LaBelle King reveals ‘Diary’s‘ authorship Tony Award winner dies
World Cup: Brazil reigns
June 30, 2002
Ronaldo, the world’s greatest goal-scorer, capitalized on an error by the best goalkeeper, Oliver Kahn, then scored again to lift Brazil to an unprecedented fifth World Cup title Sunday night, 2-0 over Germany.
Arts notes
June 30, 2002
J-W’s looking for Lawrence’s most eligible bachelor Movie puts viewers in the circus ring ‘Lullaby of Broadway’ coming to Lied Center Butterfly painter to show works in Topeka library
Leader Pooley posts 63
Watson three shots back at U.S. Senior Open
June 30, 2002
After the twisting putt rolled into the cup on the 18th hole, Don Pooley held his club skyward and flashed a broad smile to the appreciative gallery. The 18-footer for par capped a record-setting round of 8-under-par 63 that thrust Pooley into the lead Saturday after three rounds of the U.S Senior Open.
Draft worked well for Gooden
June 30, 2002
By Bill Mayer When television producers need satisfied, gratified faces to feature in commercials about pills for relief of pain and discomfort, they should start with the visages of Drew Gooden and Roy Williams on Wednesday night. They were classic. And later in the evening, the mug of Kareem Rush would have met similar standards.