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Bush sets terms for Palestinian state
May 2, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 5:47 p.m.) President Bush set tough terms Thursday for a Palestinian state, saying it must be democratic and not based on a foundation of terror and corruption.
Diocese: Priest removed because of ‘possible sexual impropriety’
May 2, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 4:42 p.m.) KANSAS CITY, Kan. A priest with parishes in Marysville and Beattie has been removed because of “issues of possible sexual impropriety,” the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kan., said Thursday.
Arafat emerges from headquarters
May 2, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 11:21 a.m.) RAMALLAH, West Bank A pale but jubilant Yasser Arafat emerged from his West Bank headquarters Thursday, blinking in the sunlight and flashing victory signs after Israeli troops withdrew from his compound and released the Palestinian leader from months of confinement.
Man’s body found in Burcham Park
May 2, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 11:11 a.m.) Lawrence Police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body early Thursday morning in Burcham Park.
Palestinians flock to see freed Arafat
May 2, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 7:41 a.m.) RAMALLAH, West Bank Cheering Palestinians paid homage to Yasser Arafat on Thursday as he made a triumphal tour of this war-scarred city, shaking hands, symbolically spreading plaster on a bullet-pocked wall and praying over graves of Palestinians killed during Israel’s 34-day occupation of Ramallah.
LHS wins, FSHS falls
Emporia pops Firebirds, later loses to Lions
May 2, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High’s Derek Bailey said he was just hoping to get plunked by a pitch honestly. At that point the bottom of the eighth inning in a 12-all tie during a wacky baseball game between LHS and Emporia that already had exceeded three hours any strategy was worth a try.
Coach won’t be charged for biting head off bird
May 2, 2002
A high school wrestling coach will not face charges of animal cruelty after biting the head off a live sparrow to inspire his team.
Sixth Street Fitness to close
May 2, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A Lawrence fitness center will close later this month and transfer the memberships of its approximately 600 users to another health club, leaving some members feeling shortchanged. Managers of Sixth Street Fitness, 2500 W. Sixth St., began telling customers Wednesday the center would close May 18. Club members also were told a deal had been reached for them to become members of Total Fitness Athletic Center, 2339 Iowa St.
Midwest economy’s rebound brings inflation
May 2, 2002
As the Midwest economy rebounds it is bringing inflation with it, according to a survey of company officials released Wednesday. The economy in a nine-state region improved for the third straight month in April, with the survey’s overall growth index reaching it’s highest level in two years, said Ernie Goss, a Creighton University economics professor who conducts the monthly survey.
Reports point to slowdown in economic recovery
May 2, 2002
Manufacturing grew at a slower pace and construction spending dipped, suggesting an economic recovery that roared out of the starting gate may be losing a bit of steam.
Briefcase
May 2, 2002
Coca-Cola to offer 12-pack for better refrigerator fit Sauer names new CEO Kmart reviewing accounting Aquila’s earnings drop
Workers of the world protest
No longer just for labor, May Day rallies embrace variety of causes
May 2, 2002
Anti-capitalist protesters set cars on fire and hurled rocks and bottles at police, turning Germany into a flashpoint on a day designated for workers but marked worldwide by rallies for a host of causes.
Report notes growing toll of civilians in war zones
May 2, 2002
War increasingly targets civilians and puts mothers and children at greater risk of dying or losing their homes, a relief group says.
Kenya takes stand on forests
May 2, 2002
Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi said Tuesday he would take “drastic measures” to stop the degradation of his African nation’s forests, including banning timber harvesting in protected areas and prosecuting offenders.
Can Israel stand against anti-Semitism?
May 2, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Such is the richness of European culture, even its decadence is creative. Since 1945 it has produced the truly remarkable phenomenon of anti-Semitism without Jews. How does Europe do that? Now it offers Christian anti-Semitism without the Christianity. An example of this is the recent cartoon in La Stampa a liberal Italian newspaper depicting the infant Jesus in a manger, menaced by an Israeli tank and saying “Don’t tell me they want to kill me again.” This reprise of that hardy perennial, Jews as Christ-killers, clearly still strikes a chord in contemporary Italy, where the culture is as secular as a supermarket.
Fairness issues
May 2, 2002
J-W Editorials Concern about which students receive meal subsidies is just one of the difficult problems facing the local school district. No one in Lawrence would want to take a meal away from a needy child, but it’s disappointing to learn that some local families may be abusing a program that provides free and reduced-cost meals to local school children.
Bush must lean to the left
May 2, 2002
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal Eager, as always, to discern dissension in conservative ranks, the press is finding evidence of right-wing disenchantment with George W. Bush. It is a disenchantment that is largely confined to activists in the nation’s capital the “grass roots” seem eminently satisfied but it would be mistaken to suggest that it doesn’t exist.
Could America have a coup?
May 2, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Is a military coup possible in the United States, even when it did not prove to be possible in Venezuela? Are we safe in assuming that America’s institutions, traditions and attachment to liberty are sufficiently strong to prevent such an occurrence?
Expanding the Lied
Executive director values center’s outreach programs
May 2, 2002
By Jan Biles Tim Van Leer, executive director of the Lied Center, is finishing his first year on the job. And he’s happier today than when he arrived in Lawrence. One reason, he said, is the success of the 2001-2002 season, which ended Tuesday night with a performance by the Lyon Opera Ballet.
Author helps conquer fear
May 2, 2002
By Marta Costello President Franklin D. Roosevelt said: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Speaker and “Fearless Living” author Rhonda Britten agrees.
Check sunscreen expiration date
May 2, 2002
Q: I just found some leftover sunscreen from last summer. Is it safe to use it again this year? A: Check the expiration date on the label. Most sunscreens are good for a couple of years, even if stored at a relatively high temperature, as in a glove compartment or trunk.
Can ‘The Agency’ survive?
May 2, 2002
Some primetime series crossovers work better than others. I loved when the “Homicide” squad teamed up with “Law & Order,” particularly when Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Munch (Richard Belzer) engaged in edgy small talk about their wives and divorces. But the characters, the plots and the writing on “The Agency” (9 p.m., CBS) and “The District” lack the small, fine touches that define great, or even good dramas. That’s probably why at least one of these series won’t return next year.
Ex-Squeeze vocalist still fresh and fun
May 2, 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 who filled Kansas City’s Grand Emporium on Tuesday night for his solo act.
Missing girl’s prints don’t match Precious Doe’s
May 2, 2002
Palm prints from a missing Miami girl at the center of a botched foster care case don’t match those of an unidentified girl found beheaded here a year ago, Kansas City police said Wednesday. Police examined prints sent by overnight courier from Miami authorities to try to match 5-year-old Rilya Wilson, also known as Rilya Wilson Graham, with the girl Kansas Citians know only as Precious Doe.
Bunny duo named nation’s best
May 2, 2002
By Mindie Paget Among all the wiggling noses, floppy ears and downy coats here at Twitchin’ Whiskers Rabbitry, two champion rabbits are hopping a bit higher today. Elston’s Fiesta and Elston’s Keene, a pair of mini lops bred at Tracy and Mark Elston’s rural Overbrook farm, beat out 400 other furry competitors this past weekend to claim best in breed and best opposite in breed honors at the Mini Lop National Convention in Pueblo, Colo.
Baer services
May 2, 2002
Richard B. Sheridan
May 2, 2002
Dry weather, bad luck plague southwest Kansas
May 2, 2002
It may be just “bad luck,” but Dodge City is on the verge of the driest June through May period in its recorded history. Dodge City just completed the second-driest June through April on record, with only 8.22 inches of precipitation.
Ceremony to unveil new gateway replica
May 2, 2002
Kansas University officials will unveil a replica of the new gateway under construction at 15th and Iowa streets during an event Friday.
Bandstand’ dancers look back
ABC special will feature regulars from famous Dick Clark show
May 2, 2002
In the late 1950s and early ‘60s, everyone knew Bob and Justine, Kenny and Arlene, and Ed and Bunny. They were some of the most famous kids in America, dancing every day on “American Bandstand.”
Judge denies bail for Robert Blake in murder case
May 2, 2002
Actor Robert Blake, accused of murdering his wife, was denied bail Wednesday after making a personal plea to the judge to release him, saying, “This is my right to fight for my life.”
St. Joseph contestant vies for worst prom dress title on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’
May 2, 2002
Go ahead, tell Bobbi Pyle her prom dress is ugly.
Payment to schools cut; layoffs possible
May 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Wednesday cut in half a payment to public schools, warned that state employee layoffs and furloughs may be needed and announced another decline in anticipated tax receipts. Opening the overtime session of the Legislature, Graves called on legislators to put disagreements aside and pass a tax increase to help bridge a budget gap that has grown to $750 million and will probably continue to get wider. Extra online: Vote in the poll, comment on the forum.
GM demonstrates fuel cell vehicle
May 2, 2002
General Motors Corp. on Wednesday demonstrated what it believes is the world’s first drivable fuel cell vehicle that extracts hydrogen from gasoline to produce electricity.
Priest’s lawyers try to keep psychiatric records private
May 2, 2002
Lawyers for the Rev. Paul Shanley argued Wednesday that his medical records should not be turned over to a family that has accused him of raping a boy.
County approves advertising, education for rural driving safety
May 2, 2002
By Mark Fagan Of last year’s 30,000 accidents nationwide involving farm equipment and other slow-moving vehicles, two occurred in Douglas County.
Officials commended for ‘user-friendly’ budget
May 2, 2002
By Joel Mathis Kurt Thurmaier has seen a lot of municipal budgets in his time. The Kansas University assistant professor even serves on a national panel that honors cities for budget documents that are easy for the public and officials to understand.
Favorite Harlan’s Holiday draws No. 14 post
May 2, 2002
The numbers are set for Harlan’s Holiday: He’ll try to win the Kentucky Derby from the No. 14 post as the 9-2 favorite in a full field of 20 horses. Harlan’s Holiday, the consistent bay colt with six wins and four seconds in 10 career starts, was a slight favorite over Came Home and Buddha. They were both 5-1 in the morning line set Wednesday night by Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia.
Lassiter accepts Cards’ offer
May 2, 2002
Free safety Kwamie Lassiter, an undrafted free agent out of Kansas University, accepted a tender offer Wednesday as the Arizona Cardinals’ franchise player.
Fox names No. 1 team
May 2, 2002
Fox has a new No. 1 NFL announcing team.
Williams charged with manslaughter
Former NBA All-Star faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted
May 2, 2002
Former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of a more serious manslaughter charge in his indictment Wednesday in the shooting death of a limo driver at his estate.
Bosox bomb Birds, 15-3
Martinez receives support, improves to 4-0
May 2, 2002
For two Cy Young seasons, each Pedro Martinez start was an excuse for Boston batters to take the night off.
Sanders’ homer propels Giants
Bonds’ stand-in hits tiebreaking shot against Phillies
May 2, 2002
Reggie Sanders was surprised when he got to the ballpark Wednesday.
Baseball Briefs
May 2, 2002
Royals demote Rekar, call catcher Brito Rangers’ Zimmerman undergoes surgery Marlins shelve Beckett
Philadelphia forces Game 5
Iverson scores 28 to lead Sixers
May 2, 2002
Allen Iverson wouldn’t stop himself, and neither could the Boston Celtics.
Sharks bury Avalanche
May 2, 2002
Teemu Selanne ended his playoff slump by scoring twice, and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 27 shots as the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Queen services
May 2, 2002
Memorial services for Jess Franklin Queen, 44, Topeka, will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Kansas City, Mo. He was cremated. Mr. Queen died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at KU Med, Kansas City, Kan. He had cancer.
Day of Prayer
May 2, 2002
Greedy groups
May 2, 2002
To the editor: In response to your “Complicated or simple” editorial of April 29, I find it amazing how the simple glossing over and outright ignoring of facets of an issue make it so easy to resolve.
Jean O. McAdam
May 2, 2002
Minnie M. Banning
May 2, 2002
Services for Minnie M. Banning, 88, Lawrence, formerly of Horton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, Horton. Burial will be in Horton Cemetery. Mrs. Banning died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Moral conflict
May 2, 2002
On the record
May 2, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the record
May 2, 2002
Jayhawks tumble to UIC
May 2, 2002
Illinois-Chicago pounded out 11 hits in handing Kansas University a 5-3 baseball setback Wednesday afternoon.
Kansas to open with Tech
May 2, 2002
With a nucleus of eight seniors, Kansas University’s softball team had certainly hoped to finish higher than seventh in the 10-team Big 12 Conference race. “The season didn’t go as we expected,” said second baseman Amy Hulse, one of those eight seniors. “Some things never do.”
KU hires Hinrichs to head Williams Fund
May 2, 2002
By Chuck Woodling For two decades Jay Hinrichs worked as a volunteer statistician at Kansas University men’s basketball and football games. “After 20 years I figured I’d get a watch,” Hinrichs quipped, “but they gave me a job instead.”
NBA scouts get first look at Chinese center
May 2, 2002
Yao Ming arrived in a black stretch limousine, a crowd of people waiting to catch a glimpse. A collective “ooh” went up when he walked into the gym, ducking his head so he wouldn’t bump into the concrete doorway.
Our town briefs
May 2, 2002
Horseshoe Meeting: An organizational meeting for the Lawrence Horseshoe Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today at Broken Arrow Park. For information, call Wynne Mihura at 843-8450.
Queen services
May 2, 2002
Area briefs
May 2, 2002
 Baker professor to have preliminary hearing  Video game store burglarized  Public officials raise funds for Habitat for Humanity
Perry firm invests in termite hound
May 2, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Richard Njoroge, who has been an exterminator for 18 years, didn’t find termites while inspecting a home he was preparing to buy in north Lawrence. However, the newest employee of his pest management company was able to find termites that Njoroge had missed and he only had seven weeks of experience.
Horoscopes
May 2, 2002
Budget crisis deepens
High turnover blamed on low pay
May 2, 2002
By Dave Ranney Cottonwood Inc. is having a hard time keeping its workers. “Our turnover in the past year has been somewhere between 80 and 90 percent,” said Kara Walters, director of residential services at Cottonwood, Douglas County’s program for developmentally disabled adults. Extra online: Vote in the poll, comment on the forum.
Briefly
May 2, 2002
New operation begins Two suspects to surrender Oil-cut proposal renewed Search for F-15 suspended
Our town briefs
May 2, 2002
Horseshoe Meeting: An organizational meeting for the Lawrence Horseshoe Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today at Broken Arrow Park. For information, call Wynne Mihura at 843-8450.
Alternate plan would divide city along Kasold Drive instead of Iowa Street
May 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Lawrence most likely will be split between two congressional districts, key Republicans said Wednesday as the Legislature convened its overtime session. Most of Lawrence now is in the 3rd District. But during the regular legislative session, the House approved a plan splitting Lawrence between the 2nd and 3rd districts, and the Senate approved a plan keeping the city intact in the 2nd District.
Anna L. Hunter
May 2, 2002
Services for Anna L. Hunter, 95, Lawrence, formerly of Perry, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Perry United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry. Ms. Hunter died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Pioneer Ridge care facility in Lawrence.
William Arthur Douglas
May 2, 2002
Private graveside services for William Arthur Douglas, 93, Lawrence, formerly of Topeka, will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Douglas died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Sound off
May 2, 2002
Back in 1991, Darren Fulcher was elected Kansas University student body president, but he was made to leave office and Alan Lowden, who was Asian-American, became president. Granted he was elected as vice president, but I think he was the first Asian-American president. I was wondering if that was true? Yes, said David Ambler, KU’s vice chancellor for student affairs. Jonathan Ng, recently elected president for next year, is believed to be the first Asian-American elected to serve as president.
High turnover blamed on low pay
May 2, 2002
By Dave Ranney Cottonwood Inc. is having a hard time keeping its workers. “Our turnover in the past year has been somewhere between 80 and 90 percent,” said Kara Walters, director of residential services at Cottonwood, Douglas County’s program for developmentally disabled adults. Â Extra online: Vote in the poll, comment on the forum.
2002-2003 Schedule
May 2, 2002
J-W Staff Reports The Lied Center’s 2002-2003 season will kick off with the Seventh Annual Free Outdoor Concert, featuring Celtic fiddle player Natalie MacMaster, at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 on the northeast lawn of the Lied Center.
Tab keeps rising for school funding
$400 million tax increase needed for education, lawmaker says
May 2, 2002
A tax increase of more than $400 million would be required to provide more funding for education and other government services, a key legislator said Wednesday.
Haskell mulling open classes
Community courses would help reinstate summer school
May 2, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Offering courses to the community during the summer could help Haskell Indian Nations University reinstate its summer school program, the university’s president said Wednesday. Karen Swisher, who spoke as part of the University Forum series at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., said officials were considering offering courses to others in future years and charging them tuition. The plan could subsidize Haskell’s summer session, which was canceled this year because of federal budget cutbacks.
Briefly
May 2, 2002
‘Melissa’ virus creator sentenced to prison Chemical plant fire forces evacuations Superfund site runoff taints drinking supply T-ball season opens Sunday at White House
Local briefs
May 2, 2002
Travel: Short detour to reroute Kansas Turnpike near Topeka For the next week, motorists traveling the Kansas Turnpike near Topeka will take a short detour because of construction work. The westbound stretch of highway just west of the East Topeka interchange is closed. Motorists traveling west on I-470 to South Topeka exit or Emporia and Wichita will exit the turnpike at the east interchange. They will then follow a short, signed detour before re-entering the turnpike to continue southbound. Plans call for replacing about a quarter of a mile of two-lane pavement on I-470. Workers will be on the project 24 hours a day and it is expected to last seven days, depending on the weather, Kansas Turnpike Assn. officials said. Turnpike users can listen to the Travel Advisory Radio at 1610 AM and check the traffic alert section of the KTA Web site, www.ksturnpike.com, for additional information. ____________ Judiciary: New Kansas U.S. Attorney to be officially sworn in Wichita Eric Melgren will formally be sworn in Friday as the U.S. attorney for Kansas during a ceremony in the U.S. District Courthouse. Kansas Republicans U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback and U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt will be speakers during the ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m. Federal Judge John Lungstrum will administer the oath. Melgren, who has been in private law practice for the past 15 years, was nominated to the U.S. attorney’s position by President Bush. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate. Melgren replaces Jim Flory, Lawrence, who had the position on an interim basis for about a year. ____________ Death: Osawatomie resident killed in scuffle with officers Greeley An Osawatomie man was shot and killed after a scuffle with law officers near a grain elevator in eastern Kansas, authorities said Wednesday. Roger W. Lee, 39, and another man were approaching anhydrous ammonia tanks near the elevator Tuesday night when they were confronted by the Greeley city marshal and an Anderson County reserve deputy, said Kyle Smith, an agent with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation in Topeka. A scuffle occurred and Lee was shot and killed, Smith said. The other man was taken into custody, along with two juveniles who were discovered leaving the scene, he said. Smith said the officers had been placed on administrative leave while the KBI and Anderson County authorities investigate. An autopsy on Lee’s body was to be performed in Topeka. Anhydrous ammonia is a fertilizer that is a key ingredient in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Fertilizer tanks have been a frequent target for thefts statewide, Smith said. Greeley is located about 60 miles southeast of Topeka. ____________ 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. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Split city may be inevitable
Alternate plan would divide city along Kasold Drive instead of Iowa Street
May 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Lawrence most likely will be split between two congressional districts, key Republicans said Wednesday as the Legislature convened its overtime session. Most of Lawrence now is in the 3rd District. But during the regular legislative session, the House approved a plan splitting Lawrence between the 2nd and 3rd districts, and the Senate approved a plan keeping the city intact in the 2nd District.
Kidnappers threaten to kill Kansas couple
May 2, 2002
Muslim extremists holding American missionaries hostage ruled out further negotiations Wednesday and threatened to kill the Kansas couple if U.S.-backed pursuit of the outlaws gets too close. The Philippine military vowed, meanwhile, to intensify its drive to wipe out the Abu Sayyaf extremists and rescue Martin and Gracia Burnham of Wichita, Kan.
Parent puts safety questions to director of study abroad
May 2, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe GOLFITO, Costa Rica The mother of slain Kansas University student Shannon Martin made the office of Oscar Quiros her first stop when she arrived here this week. Quiros is the director of KU’s study abroad program in Golfito. Martin’s mother had some hard questions for him.
Childhood obesity blamed for increase of illnesses
May 2, 2002
Overweight children are being hospitalized at dramatically rising rates for diabetes, sleep apnea and other diseases that obesity causes or worsens.
Road rage
The bump and grind of short-track racing causes emotions to boil over
May 2, 2002
The shorter the track, the shorter the tempers.
Births
May 2, 2002
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Harmon, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. Abtesam and Enamul Khan, Lawrence, twin boys, Tuesday.
Bishop Seabury commits to Alvamar purchase
May 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Bishop Seabury Academy made official Wednesday the decision to convert Alvamar Racquet and Swim Club in western Lawrence into a new campus for the Episcopal school. “This is the best thing that could happen for this school,” Headmaster Chris Carter said in a meeting of students, teachers and parents.
Moral conflict
May 2, 2002
To the editor: Willingness to kill unborn children cannot be considered a good measure of excellence for health care professionals. The religious values that stimulated the growth of public access medical care are the same values that now come into conflict with some aspects of modern “medical” services. Men and women whose deepest impulses for the protection of life have made them dedicated health care professionals must not be denied livelihood when they must abstain from participation in activities that are morally abhorrent to them.
Perry firm invests in termite hound
May 2, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Richard Njoroge, who has been an exterminator for 18 years, didn’t find termites while inspecting a home he was preparing to buy in north Lawrence. However, the newest employee of his pest management company was able to find termites that Njoroge had missed  and he only had seven weeks of experience.
Sixth Street Fitness to close
May 2, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A Lawrence fitness center will close later this month and transfer the memberships of its approximately 600 users to another health club, leaving some members feeling shortchanged. Managers of Sixth Street Fitness, 2500 W. Sixth St., began telling customers Wednesday the center would close May 18. Club members also were told a deal had been reached for them to become members of Total Fitness Athletic Center, 2339 Iowa St.
Ex-Squeeze vocalist still fresh and fun
May 2, 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 who filled Kansas City’s Grand Emporium on Tuesday night for his solo act.
s outreach programs
May 2, 2002
By Jan Biles Tim Van Leer, executive director of the Lied Center, is finishing his first year on the job. And he’s happier today than when he arrived in Lawrence. One reason, he said, is the success of the 2001-2002 season, which ended Tuesday night with a performance by the Lyon Opera Ballet.
Daily ticker
May 2, 2002
Awesome group
May 2, 2002
Greedy groups
May 2, 2002
Bishop Seabury commits to Alvamar purchase
May 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Bishop Seabury Academy made official Wednesday the decision to convert Alvamar Racquet and Swim Club in western Lawrence into a new campus for the Episcopal school. “This is the best thing that could happen for this school,” Headmaster Chris Carter said in a meeting of students, teachers and parents.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
May 2, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets.
Israeli troops leave Arafat’s compound
May 2, 2002
Israeli forces completed their withdrawal early today from Ramallah, hours after a diplomatic breakthrough ended a siege on Yasser Arafat’s compound in the West Bank town. The deal also saw six wanted Palestinians sent to jail, where they will be guarded by American and British wardens. During the U.S.-negotiated pullout, new violence erupted at another trouble spot the besieged Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, where about 200 people have been holed up for a month.
People
May 2, 2002
Chesney album tops chart Baldwin takes on the classroom Lennon recordings fetch top price Clothing model denies knowledge of unfair labor practice claims
City commission starts budget talks
May 2, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners started two days of hearings Wednesday to consider requests of outside agencies that want to be in the 2003 budget.
China’s president-in-waiting meets Bush
May 2, 2002
Chinese Vice President Hu Jintao warned on Wednesday that differences over Taiwan could hurt U.S.-Chinese relations, and he vigorously defended his country’s human rights record. President Bush told Hu he was confident the two countries can resolve differences on both issues. Hu met privately with Bush for 30 minutes during the day and later said that “properly handling” the Taiwan question “is the key to promoting our constructive and cooperative relations.”
Med Center researcher pleads in economic espionage case
May 2, 2002
A Japanese scientist pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI during its investigation of the theft of research materials from the Cleveland Clinic. Hiroaki Serizawa, a researcher at the Kansas University Medical Center, and his friend and former Cleveland Clinic scientist Takashi Okamoto were accused of stealing biological materials used for research on Alzheimer’s disease.
Prep declares for draft
May 2, 2002
DeAngelo Collins became the first high school player to declare for this year’s NBA draft, making the announcement Wednesday at Inglewood High School where he averaged 28 points and 18 rebounds in his career.
Fairness issues
May 2, 2002
J-W Editorials Concern about which students receive meal subsidies is just one of the difficult problems facing the local school district. No one in Lawrence would want to take a meal away from a needy child, but it’s disappointing to learn that some local families may be abusing a program that provides free and reduced-cost meals to local school children.
Local briefs
May 2, 2002
KU’s Waterman honored FSHS soccer canceled BHS wrestler to sign Invitational postponed
s best
May 2, 2002
By Mindie Paget Among all the wiggling noses, floppy ears and downy coats here at Twitchin’ Whiskers Rabbitry, two champion rabbits are hopping a bit higher today. Elston’s Fiesta and Elston’s Keene, a pair of mini lops bred at Tracy and Mark Elston’s rural Overbrook farm, beat out 400 other furry competitors this past weekend to claim best in breed and best opposite in breed honors at the Mini Lop National Convention in Pueblo, Colo.
Kansas to open with Tech
May 2, 2002
With a nucleus of eight seniors, Kansas University’s softball team had certainly hoped to finish higher than seventh in the 10-team Big 12 Conference race. “The season didn’t go as we expected,” said second baseman Amy Hulse, one of those eight seniors. “Some things never do.”
On the street
May 2, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library Do you favor dividing Lawrence into two congressional districts?
Community courses would help reinstate summer school
May 2, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Offering courses to the community during the summer could help Haskell Indian Nations University reinstate its summer school program, the university’s president said Wednesday. Karen Swisher, who spoke as part of the University Forum series at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., said officials were considering offering courses to others in future years and charging them tuition. The plan could subsidize Haskell’s summer session, which was canceled this year because of federal budget cutbacks.
Emporia pops Firebirds, later loses to Lions
May 2, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High’s Derek Bailey said he was just hoping to get plunked by a pitch  honestly. At that point  the bottom of the eighth inning in a 12-all tie during a wacky baseball game between LHS and Emporia that already had exceeded three hours  any strategy was worth a try.
Payment to schools cut
May 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Wednesday cut in half a payment to public schools, warned that state employee layoffs and furloughs may be needed and announced another decline in anticipated tax receipts. Opening the overtime session of the Legislature, Graves called on legislators to put disagreements aside and pass a tax increase to help bridge a budget gap that has grown to $750 million and will probably continue to get wider. Â Extra online: Vote in the poll, comment on the forum.
Area briefs
May 2, 2002
Baker professor to have preliminary hearing Video game store burglarized Public officials raise funds for Habitat for Humanity
2002-2003 Schedule
May 2, 2002
J-W Staff Reports The Lied Center’s 2002-2003 season will kick off with the Seventh Annual Free Outdoor Concert, featuring Celtic fiddle player Natalie MacMaster, at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 on the northeast lawn of the Lied Center.
Awesome group
May 2, 2002
To the editor: Last Thursday, I experienced a most delightful program at Free State High school.
Baer services
May 2, 2002
Memorial services for Donald M. Baer, 70, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery on the Kansas University West Campus. Mr. Baer died Monday, April 29, 2002, at his home.
Richard B. Sheridan
May 2, 2002
Services for Richard B. Sheridan, 84, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Dr. Sheridan died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at his home.
Day of Prayer
May 2, 2002
To the editor: Today has been set by Congress as National Day of Prayer. The president, the governor and the city commission have endorsed this day of prayer through various proclamations. I urge everyone, and particularly Christians who believe in the power of prayer and unity of the church in submission to our Lord, to pray for our city and our nation today.
KU hires Hinrichs to head Williams Fund
May 2, 2002
By Chuck Woodling For two decades Jay Hinrichs worked as a volunteer statistician at Kansas University men’s basketball and football games. “After 20 years I figured I’d get a watch,” Hinrichs quipped, “but they gave me a job instead.”
Jean O. McAdam
May 2, 2002
Services for Jean O. McAdam, 83, Wamego, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial with American Legion honors will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mr. McAdam died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Valley Vista-Good Samaritan Home, Wamego.
Author helps conquer fear
May 2, 2002
By Marta Costello President Franklin D. Roosevelt said: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Speaker and “Fearless Living” author Rhonda Britten agrees.
Jayhawks tumble to UIC
May 2, 2002
Illinois-Chicago pounded out 11 hits in handing Kansas University a 5-3 baseball setback Wednesday afternoon.
City commission starts budget talks
May 2, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners started two days of hearings Wednesday to consider requests of outside agencies that want to be in the 2003 budget.
Local briefs
May 2, 2002
 KU’s Waterman honored  FSHS soccer canceled  BHS wrestler to sign  Invitational postponed
County approves advertising, education for rural driving safety
May 2, 2002
By Mark Fagan Of last year’s 30,000 accidents nationwide involving farm equipment and other slow-moving vehicles, two occurred in Douglas County.
Anna L. Hunter
May 2, 2002
Minnie M. Banning
May 2, 2002
William Arthur Douglas
May 2, 2002
Tempers flare; KC falls - Tigers 7, Royals 6
Benches empty again after take-out slide
May 2, 2002
Neifi Perez wasn’t happy with the way Detroit’s Bobby Higginson tried to take him out at second base Wednesday. The rest of the Kansas City Royals weren’t thrilled, either, and they came out of the dugout and bullpen in a near-brawl during the Tigers’ 7-6 victory.