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Israeli troops begin pulling out of Arafat compound
May 1, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 4:19 p.m.) RAMALLAH, West Bank Israeli armored vehicles began rumbling out of Yasser Arafat’s battered compound Wednesday night, ending his five months of confinement in a diplomatic breakthrough that also saw six wanted Palestinians whisked away to a West Bank jail in a U.S. and British convoy.
Governor warns of state employee layoffs
Graves urges lawmakers to pass tax increase
May 1, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 2:46 a.m.) TOPEKA Gov. Bill Graves on Wednesday opened the overtime session of the Legislature with more bad budget news by cutting in half a payment to public schools, warning that state employee layoffs and furloughs may be needed and announcing another drop in tax receipts.
More troops enter hunt for al-Qaida
May 1, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:58 p.m.) WASHINGTON A buildup of multinational forces along the Afghan border raised expectations Wednesday that coalition troops might make new gains in the hunt for al-Qaida and Taliban fighters.
Convoy arrives to take prisoners from Arafat’s compound
May 1, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 1:01 p.m.) RAMALLAH, West Bank A diplomatic convoy arrived Wednesday at Yasser Arafat’s compound in apparent preparation for transferring six wanted men to a West Bank prison, paving the way for the Palestinian leader’s release from Israeli confinement, a Palestinian official said.
Governor: State employee layoffs possible to avoid budget deficit
May 1, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:46 p.m.) TOPEKA Gov. Bill Graves said Wednesday that the state may have to layoff or furlough employees to avoid having a budget deficit at the end of June.
Charity tied to bin Laden in complaint
May 1, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 6:40 a.m.) CHICAGO - In a sweeping complaint that alleges Osama bin Laden’s influence reached into middle America, officials accused a charity of lying about its ties to the al-Qaida leader and terrorists who tried to get nuclear weapons and plotted to bomb U.S. airliners.
Regents chief eyes GOP run
Clay Blair may join gubernatorial race
May 1, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Clay Blair said Tuesday that he may enter the Republican Party primary race for governor. Blair, 58, of Olathe, said he will announce his decision after the legislative session ends. How lawmakers treat education will be his determining factor, he said.
Costa Rica: Witnesses recall night of Martin’s death
May 1, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe When Jeanette Stauffer walked the road where her daughter was slain, it was much different from the scene where Shannon Martin died. In August, new lights were placed along the service road Martin walked the May 2001 night the Kansas University senior was killed on the way to her host family’s house.
County backs freeway plans
May 1, 2002
By Mark Fagan No longer do Douglas County commissioners dispute the need to rebuild U.S. Highway 59 between Lawrence and Ottawa. The question now is where to build it. “I’m sold on the freeway idea,” said Jere McElhaney, chairman of the commission, after a meeting with highway officials.
City mum on SLT intersection
Commission doesn’t act on county’s request to weigh in on 32nd Street alignment
May 1, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners want to wait until an alignment for the completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway is chosen before deciding where they want to see intersections go.
Olympian carries torch for tribal sovereignty
May 1, 2002
By Mindie Paget In 1992, 28 years after becoming the first American to win a gold medal in the 10,000-meter run at the Tokyo Olympics, American Indian activist Billy Mills sat in a Barcelona restaurant with his family and overheard American reporters wondering aloud, “What ever happened to that Indian guy?”
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
May 1, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets.
Lyon Opera Ballet explores new realms
May 1, 2002
By Jan Biles The Lyon Opera Ballet made a return trip Tuesday night to the Lied Center. It marked the second visit in two years, but the two performances differed considerably, demonstrating the artistic range of the dance company.
Wild about Wolfgang
Puck’s fame, food empire continue to grow
May 1, 2002
Wolfgang Puck is a chef of great fame. Restaurants bear his name, as do his television programs. He’s widely known as “the chef to the stars” and has his own line of frozen food and canned soups.
It’s time to go straight to seed
May 1, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger Now that the danger of a killing frost is behind us, we can begin to think about planting direct-seeded vegetable crops, such as squash, corn, beans, cucumbers and okra pretty much in that order.
Short & sweet
May 1, 2002
Barbecue experts en route Luncheon highlights Lawrence food producers
Jayni’ offers heart-friendly fare
May 1, 2002
“Jayni’s Kitchen” will suggest some “Heart Healthy Eating” this week. Host Jayni Carey, right, and registered dietitian Denise De Tommaso of Lawrence Memorial Hospital will prepare several healthful dishes, including the recipe below.
Proper nutrition vital for teen athletes
May 1, 2002
By Susan Krumm How should a teen-age athlete’s diet differ from a nonathlete’s diet? In general, athletes need more fluids and calories. The best distribution of food for an athlete is the same as recommended in the Food Guide Pyramid and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Mizerock takes reins
Bullpen coach named interim skipper after Muser’s ouster
May 1, 2002
John Mizerock will not worry or wonder whether he’ll be Kansas City’s manager of the future. When the 41-year-old became the youngest manager albeit with an interim tag in the majors Tuesday, he chose just to enjoy the moment.
More of same for Royals in 9-3 loss
May 1, 2002
New manager. Same result. Steve Sparks pitched a two-hitter and Damian Jackson drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals, 9-3, Tuesday night, spoiling John Mizerock’s managerial debut.
Bohl’s philosophy: Spend money to make money
May 1, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Show me the money. Check that. Show me where the money is coming from. About a year ago Kansas University dropped men’s swimming and men’s tennis for financial reasons. Then about the same time, KU athletic director Bob Frederick doomed and gloomed about athletic budgets at universities all over the country, saying the future looked grim, that income couldn’t possibly keep up with expenses.
Lions blank Olathe South, 1-0
Lopez scores sixth goal in four games
May 1, 2002
By Andy Samuelson If you are Lawrence High soccer coach Keith Nelson, how do you celebrate the night before your 30th birthday? How about with the biggest win in LHS history and just for good measure your whole team can serenade you with a rendition of “Happy Birthday,” as you stand red-faced near midfield?
Shawnee Mission Northwest turns back Free State, 5-2
May 1, 2002
By Levi Chronister With one swing, Shawnee Mission Northwest’s Brian Peterson won the battle of the Petersons on Tuesday at Free State High’s field. Leading 1-0 in the top of the third, Brian Peterson crushed the first pitch from Free State’s Eric Peterson just inside the left field foul pole for a two-out, two-run home run and a 3-0 lead.
On the record
May 1, 2002
Creed cancels concert tour
May 1, 2002
No injuries were reported in a car accident that Creed frontman Scott Stapp cited as the reason for the rock band’s cancellation of part of its tour, according to a police report released Tuesday.
Kelsey Grammer ordered to pay $2 million
May 1, 2002
Kelsey Grammer and his production company, Grammnet Inc., must pay more than $2 million in unpaid commissions to a former talent agency, a federal appeals court ruled.
Ex-KU dean to preside at Queens
James Muyskens accepts top job at New York City college
May 1, 2002
A former dean of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has been named president of Queens College in New York City. James Muyskens, who served at KU from 1988 to 1995, was named to the position Monday by the City University of New York trustees.
Musharraf wins 5 more years
May 1, 2002
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, seeking to give legitimacy to his determination to remain in power, secured five more years in office in a nationwide referendum.
U.S. to accept N. Korea’s offer to resume talks
May 1, 2002
The White House on Tuesday signaled that it will accept a North Korean offer to hold security talks with Pyongyang for the first time in 18 months. “We anticipate these talks will begin,” said White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.
Donald M. Baer
May 1, 2002
William N. Stevens
May 1, 2002
Benny L. Butler Jr.
May 1, 2002
Food poisoning reports in schools on increase
May 1, 2002
Coming to school menus nationwide: Tainted burgers, fruit and other foods? Reported outbreaks of school-related foodborne illnesses have been rising about 10 percent a year, a congressional study said Tuesday.
Charles Ozias Files
May 1, 2002
Donald K. Murphy
May 1, 2002
KU professor dies short of retirement
May 1, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Two weeks ago, research colleagues and former students gathered at Kansas University to honor Donald Baer, a KU professor set to retire in June. “He said it was the best weekend of his life,” said Edward Morris, chairman of the department of human development and family life.
Four Lawrence high school seniors secure National Merit scholarships
May 1, 2002
Four Lawrence high school seniors won $2,500 National Merit scholarships, officials say. Lynn Feng and Rebekah Heacock of Free State High School and Nicholas Allen and Benet Magnuson of Lawrence High School were among 2,500 U.S. students to earn the prestigious award in the second round of an annual competition identifying students with great potential for success in college.
Big Game mysteries resolved
May 1, 2002
A couple married for nearly 20 years claimed a $58.9 million share of the Big Game lottery jackpot Tuesday, a day after lottery officials debunked a claim to the prize by nursing home employees in an office pool.
City briefs
May 1, 2002
Legislator honored Park planning endorsed Meeting goes private
KU basketball raffle to aid Special Olympics
May 1, 2002
Douglas County Special Olympics is raffling off a basketball autographed by the 2001-‘02 Kansas University men’s basketball team. Douglas County Special Olympics is hoping to raise about $2,000 by selling raffle tickets through the middle of June.
Photos show universe’s ‘Twilight Zone’
May 1, 2002
A new camera installed in the Hubble Space Telescope in March is capturing images of some of the most distant features of the universe, said scientists who released the camera’s first snapshots Tuesday.
Study examines child care work force
May 1, 2002
Nearly one-third of paid child care workers are relatives who often lack training and government oversight, according to a national study released today. About 2.3 million people a larger number than previously thought earn their money by caring for preschoolers, the study commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services found.
Ventura shuts down governor’s mansion
May 1, 2002
Gov. Jesse Ventura shut down the governor’s mansion Tuesday, laid off most of the staff and declared it unavailable for all but limited official functions. Ventura blamed a budget dispute for the move, saying state lawmakers left him no choice but to close the residence when they cut his spending and reduced his security budget.
Oil executives deny gas price plot
May 1, 2002
Oil executives disavowed internal memos obtained by congressional investigators that suggest a campaign to manipulate gasoline supplies to boost prices, especially in California and the Midwest.
Kansas finishes 10th at Big 12 golf tourney
May 1, 2002
Kansas University junior Chris Marshall tied for 13th place Tuesday at the Big 12 Championship, but the Jayhawks had to settle for 10th as a team. Marshall carded a 68 for a three-round total of 217 at the 6,598-yard, par-70 Prairie Dunes Country Club. KU finished with a final-round 294 for a total of 895.
Baldwin ‘explosion’
May 1, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Population growth is creating some new challenge for officials and residents in Baldwin. Much like Lawrence residents, people in Baldwin soon may become increasingly aware of the need to develop a broad tax base to support the cost of maintaining local services.
KU baseball pounds Illinois-Chicago, 8-4
May 1, 2002
Kevin Wheeler went 4-for-4, including a home run and a double, to lead a 16-hit attack as Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Illinois-Chicago, 8-4, Tuesday night.
Two Lions tapped for all-star grid game
May 1, 2002
Lawrence High senior outside linebacker Richard Mumford and senior defensive lineman Xavier Thomas have been selected for the Metro Classic football game on June 6 at Olathe District Activities Center.
Suburbs still pose a political puzzle
May 1, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The notion that suburbs are the key battlegrounds of American politics has become so accepted it is almost a cliche. But the anatomy of suburban life and suburban elections remains much harder to define.
LHS grid meeting
May 1, 2002
A meeting for incoming Lawrence High sophomore football players and their parents is set for 7 tonight in the LHS commons. For more information, call LHS coach Dirk Wedd at 832-5050.
American League Roundup: Angels awed by rout
Anaheim’s 21-2 flogging of Indians ‘aberration’
May 1, 2002
Darin Erstad hasn’t seen many blowouts this big since he was in college. Punting for Nebraska.
Galileo’s work
May 1, 2002
Well-run run
May 1, 2002
Library goals
May 1, 2002
Noteworthy items
May 1, 2002
Less reliable
May 1, 2002
Managers drop like flies
Owners axing skippers at record pace this season
May 1, 2002
In the precarious business of managing a baseball team, April really did turn out to be the cruelest month. When the Kansas City Royals fired Tony Muser after Monday night’s game a 4-0 victory over Detroit he became the fourth manager to go down in the season’s first month, twice as many as ever before.
Hughes stumbles on exit
May 1, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group I’ve got to hand it to Karen Hughes. I always knew that she was good at her job. I just didn’t know she was this good. Talk about spin control. The way she’s handled her resignation over the past week is enough to win the 5-foot-10 woman with size 12 shoes a role as prima ballerina.
NBA Playoffs: Hornets advance; Pacers force Game 5
May 1, 2002
Whether the Hornets play in Charlotte or New Orleans next season, fans in either city will have someone special to watch. Baron Davis had 28 points en route to his second straight triple-double, and Charlotte beat the Orlando Magic 102-85 Tuesday night to win the first-round playoff series in four games. He also had 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
French judge suspended
Figure skating chief also penalized by ISU
May 1, 2002
Red-faced and shaking with rage, the French judge at the center of the Olympic figure skating scandal insisted her three-year ban from the sport does little to end the case. Indeed, Marie-Reine Le Gougne is more defiant than ever.
Newspaper: Convicted public staff still receive pensions
May 1, 2002
Public employees in Kansas, as in most other states, don’t lose pensions they have acquired on the job if they are convicted of job-related crimes. And that means a lot of money for former Haysville school superintendent Lynn Stevens.
West takes helm with Grizzlies
May 1, 2002
Boredom and a chance to build another winning team brought Jerry West to the Memphis Grizzlies. After four decades with the Los Angeles Lakers as a player, coach and executive, West joined the Grizzlies on Tuesday as their president of basketball operations under a multiyear contract reportedly worth $5 million a season.
Wyandotte tribe to remove slots from downtown KCK building
May 1, 2002
An American Indian tribe will remove slot machines from a temporary casino in the city’s downtown area, authorities said Tuesday. In early April, the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma moved 200 slot machines into the former Masonic lodge building that it owns, located across the street from City Hall.
Court supervision of services to end
SRS to monitor, report on programs
May 1, 2002
Nine years of court supervision of Kansas’ foster care system is expected to end June 30, the state and a children’s rights organization said Tuesday.
Friends and neighbors
May 1, 2002
Former Squeeze vocalist still fresh and fun
Glen Tilbrook at Grand Emporium - Kansas City Mo. 04/30/2002
May 1, 2002
By Michael Newman While Glen Tilbrook is not exactly a household name, you couldn’t tell that from the sing-along, request-shouting fans that filled Kansas City’s Grand Emporium Tuesday night for his solo acoustic show.
Russia spices Lied lineup
Center announces acts for ‘02-‘03 series
May 1, 2002
By Jan Biles The Lied Center is bringing a bit of Russia to its stage next season. The lineup includes performances by the Moscow Boys Choir, St. Petersburg String Quartet, Russian State Opera and pianist Olga Kern. In addition, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han will present a concert of works by Russian composers.
Lawmakers face tax-increase requests
May 1, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Advocates for public schools and the disabled Tuesday urged lawmakers to approve a tax increase as the Legislature was set to reconvene today in an overtime session amid the worst fiscal crisis in decades.
s blast sparks split with Eagles
May 1, 2002
By Doug Pacey Haley Bowlin hits home runs all the time in practice, Lawrence High softball coach Reenie Stogsdill said. So when the senior slugger  who had never hit one in a game before  belted a game-tying, 250-foot bomb over the left-field fence against Olathe North on Tuesday night at Holcom Park, it was a thrill for the Lions.
Farmers praise April showers
Douglas County crop conditions better than most
May 1, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn What a difference a month can make in a farmer’s attitude. Nearly 6 inches of rain in April has not only perked up Douglas County crops but also the spirits of area farmers. “On April 1 we were all pretty discouraged,” said Bill Wood, Douglas County agriculture extension, said.
Asian barbecue stays low-fat
Use one pork tenderloin to make two recipes
May 1, 2002
This recipe for barbecued pork uses pork tenderloin glazed with an Asian-flavored sauce. It will be ready in less than half an hour (plus five minutes’ resting time). The dish was among several offered in a cooking feature in Health magazine’s March issue.
Area briefs
May 1, 2002
Police seek suspect in stolen-check case Court upholds dismissal of Kansas smokers’ case Ceramics students have annual spring sale Sandcastle-building contest scheduled at Wescoe Beach Maintenance outage finished at Wolf Creek station
FBI links Islamic charity, director to al-Qaida; perjury charged
May 1, 2002
An Islamic charity and its director were charged with perjury Tuesday and accused by the FBI of supporting terrorists who tried to obtain nuclear weapons for Osama bin Laden and plotted to assassinate the pope.
Briefly
May 1, 2002
Virginia: Moussaoui judge to stay Baltimore: Airport security deployed New York City: Cable groups reject Saudi ads London: Farrakhan ban extended
Brewers give Royster reins
May 1, 2002
Jerry Royster moved into the manager’s office at Miller Park on Tuesday, something he had refused to do until the “interim” tag was removed from his title.
Olympian carries torch for tribal sovereignty
May 1, 2002
By Mindie Paget In 1992, 28 years after becoming the first American to win a gold medal in the 10,000-meter run at the Tokyo Olympics, American Indian activist Billy Mills sat in a Barcelona restaurant with his family and overheard American reporters wondering aloud, “What ever happened to that Indian guy?”
Nation Briefs
May 1, 2002
Michigan: Study rates food for driver distraction Iowa: Bar manager charged for stunt with fire Salt Lake City: Incriminating paper on massacre a fake North Carolina: Fraternity members charged with pig abuse Georgia : Police to enforce curfew on prom night
Free school lunch plan abused, study says
May 1, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Food for thought: It’s easy to get a free lunch in a Lawrence public school. A new government-commissioned study says more than one-fourth of children in the National School Lunch Program would be rejected if applications were placed under greater scrutiny.
Briefcase
May 1, 2002
Leadership: WorldCom chief resigns amid financial inquiry Economy: Wall Street shrugs off slip in consumer confidence Education: La Petite Academy to move headquarters to Chicago Survey: Construction in state ahead of 2001 pace Utilities: Aquila credit rating at risk
Guest stars fill network shows
May 1, 2002
As most television fans know, May sweeps is the period when networks try to maximize ratings, so they can charge hefty rates for their advertisers. Sweeps is also the time when almost every series goes on a stunt-casting binge.
Rolling Stone changing its direction
May 1, 2002
Holding true to the adage that a rolling stone gathers no moss, Jann Wenner is retooling Rolling Stone magazine to emphasize shorter, newsier stories on music and entertainment.
Nation Briefs
May 1, 2002
Dallas: Jurors sentence father to death for killing girls San Diego: Second missing child alarms community San Francisco: Book may disclose ‘Deep Throat’s‘ identity Arizona: Wildfire threatens at least 100 structures
Lawmakers face tax-increase requests
May 1, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Advocates for public schools and the disabled Tuesday urged lawmakers to approve a tax increase as the Legislature was set to reconvene today in an overtime session amid the worst fiscal crisis in decades.
Wolfgang Puck recipes
May 1, 2002
Spring Risotto Gazpacho
Vegetarian sandwiches can still be ‘meaty’
May 1, 2002
Sometimes only a sandwich will do. However, cutting cold cuts from your diet doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a lifetime of lettuce wraps, sprout sandwiches or peanut butter and jelly.
National League Roundup: Phils’ Padilla perfect through five
Philadelphia snaps six-game skid with 8-2 victory over San Francisco
May 1, 2002
Vicente Padilla retired the first 15 batters and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a six-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night. Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer in a five-run ninth inning for the Phillies, who also ended an eight-game skid on the road.
Horoscopes
May 1, 2002
Daily ticker
May 1, 2002
Local briefs
May 1, 2002
Jobless benefits: Unemployment checks missing; state investigates State officials are trying to determine why about a dozen Lawrence residents didn’t receive their latest unemployment checks on time. At least 13 people didn’t receive the checks, mailed April 23, said Steve Markley, chief of the Kansas Department of Human Resource’s Benefits Division. Normally it takes only a couple of days for Lawrence residents to get checks after a mailing. Markley’s office called a Topeka bulk mail center and asked officials there to investigate the matter. Markley said he hadn’t hear back from the mail center. No one was available at the center Tuesday who knew anything about the problem. As of Monday, however, Markley said four of the 13 people had received their checks. Efforts to recontact the others had been unsuccessful. Not all unemployment checks are mailed at the same time, he said. _______________________________________ Higher education: KU official eliminated from Colorado search A Kansas University official vying to become president of the University of Northern Colorado didn’t make the list of final candidates. That list, announced by the school’s trustees Tuesday, included only one name Kay Norton, UNC’s vice president of university affairs. Robert Clark, vice chancellor for KU’s Edwards Campus, was one of four candidates interviewed by telephone last week. Clark has been at KU since 1997. Before that, he served six years as dean of the School of Management at Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Mo. Ken McConnellogue, UNC’s director of communications, said he expected the trustees to approve Norton as the university’s next president after she does a series of on-campus interviews. _______________________________________ Economic espionage: Med Center researcher faces federal charge for lying A Japanese scientist accused of stealing biological materials used for research on Alzheimer’s disease was charged Tuesday with making false statements to the government. Hiroaki Serizawa, a researcher at the Kansas University Medical Center, is accused of stealing research materials from the Cleveland Clinic with his friend Takashi Okamoto, a former scientist there. A hearing on the new charge against Serizawa is scheduled for today before U.S. District Judge David Dowd Jr. in Akron, Ohio. Serizawa, 40, and Okamoto already face two counts of conspiracy to violate the economic espionage act, interstate transportation of stolen property and making false statements to the government. Both have pleaded innocent. _______________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 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.
Taliban supporters prepare for action by U.S. in Pakistan
May 1, 2002
Hundreds of Islamic fundamentalists in Pakistan’s tribal districts along the jagged eastern border with Afghanistan have taken up defensive positions along hilltops to defend against what they believe are imminent U.S. air strikes or ground assaults, Pakistani intelligence officials said Tuesday.
Study shows serious side effects slow to surface in some medications
May 1, 2002
One in five new drugs has serious side effects that do not show up until well after the medicine has received government approval, according to a study that exposes what one researcher calls an alarming game of medical Russian roulette.
Unsolicited comment praises Sebelius’ campaign ethics
May 1, 2002
By Dave Ranney After a few get-acquainted remarks Tuesday before the Breakfast Optimist Club of Lawrence, state insurance commissioner and Democratic candidate for governor Kathleen Sebelius pointed to club member Cliff Wallace, who had raised his hand.
Anonymity breeds contempt
May 1, 2002
By John Balzar Los Angeles Times We encounter the same people on the freeways and in the supermarkets. But they don’t behave the same. Pushing a shopping cart, people will make their way past others saying things like “oops” and “excuse me.”
s philosophy: Spend money to make money
May 1, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Show me the money. Check that. Show me where the money is coming from. About a year ago Kansas University dropped men’s swimming and men’s tennis for financial reasons. Then about the same time, KU athletic director Bob Frederick doomed and gloomed about athletic budgets at universities all over the country, saying the future looked grim, that income couldn’t possibly keep up with expenses.
Shawnee Mission Northwest turns back Free State, 5-2
May 1, 2002
By Levi Chronister With one swing, Shawnee Mission Northwest’s Brian Peterson won the battle of the Petersons on Tuesday at Free State High’s field. Leading 1-0 in the top of the third, Brian Peterson crushed the first pitch from Free State’s Eric Peterson just inside the left field foul pole for a two-out, two-run home run and a 3-0 lead.
6Sports video report: Lawrence High girls keep streak alive
May 1, 2002
6Sports reports on the Lawrence High girls’ soccer match against the Olathe South Falcons.
6Sports video report: KU can’t get past Big 12 South
May 1, 2002
6Sports reports on the Big 12 Golf Tournament Tuesday in Hutchinson.
People
May 1, 2002
No replacement for Lopes The show goes on Kilborn extends contract Dylan to play Aspen fest
LHS grid meeting
May 1, 2002
A meeting for incoming Lawrence High sophomore football players and their parents is set for 7 tonight in the LHS commons. For more information, call LHS coach Dirk Wedd at 832-5050.
Two Lions tapped for all-star grid game
May 1, 2002
Lawrence High senior outside linebacker Richard Mumford and senior defensive lineman Xavier Thomas have been selected for the Metro Classic football game on June 6 at Olathe District Activities Center.
offers heart-friendly fare
May 1, 2002
“Jayni’s Kitchen” will suggest some “Heart Healthy Eating” this week. Host Jayni Carey, right, and registered dietitian Denise De Tommaso of Lawrence Memorial Hospital will prepare several healthful dishes, including the recipe below.
Four Lawrence high school seniors secure National Merit scholarships
May 1, 2002
Four Lawrence high school seniors won $2,500 National Merit scholarships, officials say. Lynn Feng and Rebekah Heacock of Free State High School and Nicholas Allen and Benet Magnuson of Lawrence High School were among 2,500 U.S. students to earn the prestigious award in the second round of an annual competition identifying students with great potential for success in college.
James Muyskens accepts top job at New York City college
May 1, 2002
A former dean of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has been named president of Queens College in New York City. James Muyskens, who served at KU from 1988 to 1995, was named to the position Monday by the City University of New York trustees.
s request to weigh in on 32nd Street alignment
May 1, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners want to wait until an alignment for the completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway is chosen before deciding where they want to see intersections go.
s death
May 1, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe When Jeanette Stauffer walked the road where her daughter was slain, it was much different from the scene where Shannon Martin died. In August, new lights were placed along the service road Martin walked the May 2001 night the Kansas University senior was killed on the way to her host family’s house.
Clay Blair may join gubernatorial race
May 1, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Clay Blair said Tuesday that he may enter the Republican Party primary race for governor. Blair, 58, of Olathe, said he will announce his decision after the legislative session ends. How lawmakers treat education will be his determining factor, he said.
Free school lunch plan abused, study says
May 1, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Food for thought: It’s easy to get a free lunch in a Lawrence public school. A new government-commissioned study says more than one-fourth of children in the National School Lunch Program would be rejected if applications were placed under greater scrutiny.
Douglas County crop conditions better than most
May 1, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn What a difference a month can make in a farmer’s attitude. Nearly 6 inches of rain in April has not only perked up Douglas County crops but also the spirits of area farmers. “On April 1 we were all pretty discouraged,” said Bill Wood, Douglas County agriculture extension, said.
Lopez scores sixth goal in four games
May 1, 2002
By Andy Samuelson If you are Lawrence High soccer coach Keith Nelson, how do you celebrate the night before your 30th birthday? How about with the biggest win in LHS history  and just for good measure  your whole team can serenade you with a rendition of “Happy Birthday,” as you stand red-faced near midfield?
6News video report: Mother of slain student can finally relax
May 1, 2002
6News reports on Jeanette Stauffer’s visit to Costa Rica and the ongoing investigation into the murder of her daughter, Shannon Martin.
Pony’ still draws fans
Asbury Park, N.J., group pushing ‘music heritage trail’
May 1, 2002
The Boss played here. Jon Bon Jovi, too. Count Basie was born nearby. And Southside Johnny hails from nearby Ocean Grove. Year after year, their old haunts dilapidated houses, gritty nightclubs and boarded-up amusement rides draw fans from all over the world who are looking for the real-life people and places immortalized in song.
6News video report: Lawrence representatives have similar ideas for budget
May 1, 2002
6News reports on the upcoming legislative budget talks.
Bowlin’s blast sparks split with Eagles
May 1, 2002
By Doug Pacey Haley Bowlin hits home runs all the time in practice, Lawrence High softball coach Reenie Stogsdill said. So when the senior slugger who had never hit one in a game before belted a game-tying, 250-foot bomb over the left-field fence against Olathe North on Tuesday night at Holcom Park, it was a thrill for the Lions.
Lawmakers reveal new subsidy rates
Agriculture bill will boost spending by $73.5 billion, raise price guarantees for some crops
May 1, 2002
Subsidy rates for some grain crops will jump more than 10 percent this year, lawmakers disclosed Tuesday in releasing new details of their proposed overhaul of agriculture programs.
State briefs
May 1, 2002
Wichita: Glickman gives Bush mixed reviews Hays: Sternberg Museum sees attendance jump Independence, Kan.: Deputy shoots suspect after court hearing Havana: Hunter killed in accidental shooting
Judge rules Hewlett-Packard, Compaq deal can continue
May 1, 2002
A Delaware judge on Tuesday cleared Hewlett-Packard Co. of allegations it acted improperly in the proxy fight over the acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp., likely paving the way for completion of the high-tech industry’s biggest merger.
Israel stands firm on no U.N. search
May 1, 2002
Twenty-six Palestinian civilians and police emerged one by one Tuesday from the Church of the Nativity, the largest group to leave one of Christianity’s holiest shrines since the monthlong standoff began between Israel’s army and a group of armed militants inside.