Archive for Saturday, May 4, 2002

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5 pipe bombs found in Nebraska mailboxes
May 4, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 4:58 p.m.) OMAHA, Neb. Five pipe bombs were found in rural Nebraska mailboxes Saturday, officials said, heightening worries among Midwesterners already on edge after similar bombs injured six people a day earlier in Iowa and Illinois.
Church of Nativity talks speed up on Orthodox Easter eve
May 4, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 4:50 p.m.) BETHLEHEM, West Bank Israel and the Palestinians held high-level talks Saturday to try to break the monthlong standoff at one of Christianity’s holiest shrines on the eve of Orthodox Christians’ Easter and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s departure for the United States.
Musharraf says reporter’s killers must be punished in Pakistan
President defends U.S. force’s presence
May 4, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 6:53 a.m.) Pakistan’s president said Saturday that the killers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl must face punishment in Pakistan despite a U.S. extradition request as an example for those defying his crackdown on terrorism and sectarian violence.
Palestinian shot by troops at Church of the Nativity
Sharon prepares for U.S. visit
May 4, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 6:58 a.m.) Israeli troops killed two Palestinians on Saturday, one a wanted militant in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity compound, as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon prepared for a U.S. visit to discuss President Bush’s plans for a Mideast peace conference.
Lawrence High takes two from Leavenworth
May 4, 2002
By Doug Pacey All Lawrence High coach David Petry could do was shake his head. “It’s amazing what 24 hours can do, isn’t it?” the befuddled coach said. Petry was commenting on Thursday night’s 10-6 loss to cross-town rival Free State High. The struggling Firebirds defeated Lawrence, but a day later the Lions played as if impostors had donned their uniforms the day before.
New outdoor artwork unveiled
May 4, 2002
By Mindie Paget and Jan Biles Marie Camille Truscott’s “Wind Totem” began as a cold, flat sheet of stainless steel. Using heat and force, she infused it with life  bending, welding, cutting, prying  until a sanded, gouged column emerged, glinting in the sunlight.
Lawrence center set to begin work on $140 million contract
May 4, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A top-ranking federal official visited Lawrence’s NCS Pearson facility as it set to begin work Monday on a new multimillion-dollar government contract. U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., toured the company’s 150,000-square-foot office complex in the East Hills Business Park Friday and praised the company’s record of creating jobs in the Lawrence area.
Amorous alligators causing anxiety
May 4, 2002
Suddenly, the big reptiles are everywhere, wallowing in golf course ponds, lurking on suburban lawns, snapping in schoolyards. Ah, springtime in Florida, when an alligator’s thoughts turn to love. And to food like frogs, fish and family pets.
Lions bounce back
Lawrence High takes two from Leavenworth
May 4, 2002
By Doug Pacey All Lawrence High coach David Petry could do was shake his head. “It’s amazing what 24 hours can do, isn’t it?” the befuddled coach said. Petry was commenting on Thursday night’s 10-6 loss to cross-town rival Free State High. The struggling Firebirds defeated Lawrence, but a day later the Lions played as if impostors had donned their uniforms the day before.
NCS Pearson touts growth
Lawrence center set to begin work on $140 million contract
May 4, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A top-ranking federal official visited Lawrence’s NCS Pearson facility as it set to begin work Monday on a new multimillion-dollar government contract. U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., toured the company’s 150,000-square-foot office complex in the East Hills Business Park Friday and praised the company’s record of creating jobs in the Lawrence area.
American league roundup: Lilly rocked early; Mariners roll
Garcia shuts down Yankees in 7-2 victory; Cameron goes 0-for-4
May 4, 2002
Police take over priest case
May 4, 2002
By Jim Baker Shawnee Police now are heading the investigation of alleged sexual misconduct by a Catholic priest formerly based in Lawrence, a state welfare official said Friday. The Rev. Dennis Schmitz, 41, was removed Thursday from his duties at parishes in Marysville and Beattie.
Roberts: Another attack coming
Senator says U.S. will be better prepared for next terrorist strike
May 4, 2002
By Dave Ranney U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., doesn’t doubt for a minute that terrorists will launch another attack on the United States. “It’s not a question of ‘if,’” Roberts said Friday. “The question is ‘when?’”
Jayhawks will open against Bulls
May 4, 2002
By Gary Bedore The Preseason NIT has yet to release all the matchups for its 2002-03 season-opening men’s basketball tournament. However, Kansas will meet South Florida of Conference USA in a first-round clash next November at a date to be determined in Allen Fieldhouse.
Jayhawks will open against Bulls
May 4, 2002
By Gary Bedore The Preseason NIT has yet to release all the matchups for its 2002-03 season-opening men’s basketball tournament. However, Kansas will meet South Florida of Conference USA in a first-round clash next November at a date to be determined in Allen Fieldhouse.
6News video report: Lawrence residents standing up for priest
May 4, 2002
6News reports on local residents who are speaking in defense for Dennis Schmitz, a priest and former Lawrence resident being charged with sexual misconduct.
Illness less widespread compared to last year
May 4, 2002
With fears raised about a repeat of the epidemic that killed hundreds of foals in Kentucky last year, the Equine Industry Task Force reported Friday that the number of horses with the illness are nowhere near levels in 2001.
Mission’s name draws chuckles from Americans
May 4, 2002
The latest mission to pursue al-Qaida and Taliban fighters is drawing chuckles from American forces not for its objective, nor for its methods, but for its name. In a tiny case of cultures clashing, “Operation Snipe,” a name chosen by Britain, fails to take into account the existence of a more jocular American tradition: the “snipe hunt.”
San Quentin prison fields killer baseball team
May 4, 2002
Standing along the third-base line, their backs to the three-story cellblocks that also house California’s death row, the bad boys of summer mouth the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner.” They hold “SQ” logo caps over their chests
Spirituality
May 4, 2002
Presbyterians cut 43 jobs as part of spending cuts Billy Graham’s daughter takes a different approach Michigan minister accused of plagiarism apologizes
Bruised foot bounces Buddha
May 4, 2002
Buddha hung his head. So did trainer Jim Bond. The handsome gray colt, one of the favorites for today’s Kentucky Derby, was scratched with a bruised foot on the eve of the race and sadness replaced confidence and excitement at Barn 48.
Woody Allen reflects on films
May 4, 2002
Woody Allen, one of the funniest and most influential directors of the last century, discusses his movies, sense of humor and work ethic in the documentary “Woody Allen: A Life in Film” (7 p.m., today, Turner Classic Movies).
W. Virginians dress to nines courtesy of New York school
May 4, 2002
It was not her favorite color, and it hung from a rack made from two-by-fours and pipes, but it was the perfect prom dress for Jennifer Mullins: It had straps, it came with a wrap, and it was free.
Club news
May 4, 2002
Harmless? Not!
May 4, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Have nearly half the members of our high school classes of 2002 tried marijuana? A December Michigan University survey, “Monitoring the Future,” concluded that some 49 percent of American high school seniors experiment with marijuana at least once before graduation.
World Briefs
May 4, 2002
India: Air force jet crashes into bank building Geneva: Banks crack down on dubious accounts Russia: Air, naval base returned to Vietnam Jerusalem : Soviet dissident’s mother dies at 94 Mexico: U.S. citizens expelled for protest participation
51 journalists’ names added to memorial
May 4, 2002
The names of 51 journalists killed last year were added the Freedom Forum’s Journalists Memorial, the ever-expanding spiral glass tribute to those who have died covering the news.
Briefcase
May 4, 2002
TRW rejects merger offer Securities: Second conviction made in area investment program Bankruptcy: Enron planning for recovery
New outdoor artwork unveiled
May 4, 2002
By Mindie Paget and Jan Biles Marie Camille Truscott’s “Wind Totem” began as a cold, flat sheet of stainless steel. Using heat and force, she infused it with life bending, welding, cutting, prying until a sanded, gouged column emerged, glinting in the sunlight.
Glasgow services
May 4, 2002
6Sports video report: Drew Gooden only Jayhawk leaving
May 4, 2002
6Sports reports on the announcement made by Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich and their decision to stay in school.
Glasgow services
May 4, 2002
Topeka  Services for Loren G. Glasgow, 83, Meriden, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at The Parker-Price Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Glasgow died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at his home.
s golf tournament raises money for School of Education
May 4, 2002
By Chuck Woodling When Gale Sayers stages his annual benefit golf tournament in Lawrence, he likes to have Bob Skahan in his foursome. “I haven’t been able to play in all of them,” said Skahan, “but this year I could, and I’m glad because I know how much Gale loves KU.”
s Deterding to step down
May 4, 2002
Wellsville High’s Kermit Deterding, among the state’s winningest boys basketball coaches, has announced his resignation. Deterding compiled a 431-236 record in 29 years coaching high school basketball at WHS. He also had a 60-7 record in three years coaching junior high basketball, two seasons at Jefferson West and one at Wellsville.
Criswell, Jackson reach finals in four events at league
May 4, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Friday night was the first time Free State High senior Kelli Criswell swam a Sunflower League meet in Lawrence’s Indoor Aquatic Center  the home pool of the Firebirds, which was built last year.
Gonzalez skips Chiefs’ mini-camp
Wide receiver Minnis expected to miss eight weeks after breaking bone in foot
May 4, 2002
If All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez had been there, he’d have seen Kansas City’s newest wide receiver put on quite a show during Friday’s first day of mini-camp.
Emergency drought watch issued for rivers
May 4, 2002
Drought conditions so severe that the state climatologist compares them to the Dust Bowl prompted Gov. Bill Graves on Friday to issue a drought watch for five western Kansas river basins.
Author extends Christian lifestyle to the dinner table
May 4, 2002
The next time you’re about to bite into the typical American fast-food lunch of a double cheeseburger, supersize fries and a large soda, Dr. Don Colbert advises that you ask yourself a question: Would Jesus eat this?
Turf war heats up among biker gangs
May 4, 2002
The deadly gun and knife fight in a Nevada casino last weekend was just the latest battle in an increasingly bloody turf war in which several motorcycle gangs across the country have all lined up against the Hells Angels.
Finding common ground on cloning
May 4, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group I don’t think I’ll be inviting Harry and Louise to dinner with Harriet and Louis anytime soon. Somehow I don’t think they’d make it through the salad course without hurling lettuce at each other.
May opens with parade, art fair
Home tours, concerts also among your options
May 4, 2002
As the weather warms up, so does the amount of activity in Lawrence. This weekend’s offerings include Day on the Hill, Art in the Park, the Art Tougeau parade and the Spring Parade of Homes tours.
Covenant binds a civil society
May 4, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Heraldmi Herald The naked women stopped me cold. It wasn’t simply that their grins were lascivious or their tongues touching. Not even the fact that they seemed to have an inordinate amount of interest in one another’s surgically augmented breasts.
Osbourne to dine with president from a distance
May 4, 2002
No, Ozzy Osbourne won’t be dining with President Bush not at the White House anyway. Instead, the rocker-turned-sitcom star and the leader of the free world will be among the 2,650 guests at tonight’s annual dinner of the White House Correspondents Assn.
Ballard key vote in casino bill
May 4, 2002
It was “Home on the Range” versus the sound of money. Money won barely. By one vote, 60-59, the Kansas House advanced a bill to allow casino-style gambling at pari-mutuel racetracks and one at-large location, which many lawmakers say will probably be Dodge City.
Senate approves budget
Plan keeps spending flat and requires new revenue
May 4, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Senate on Friday approved a $4.4 billion budget that keeps state spending on public schools, higher education and social services essentially flat and requires more than $300 million in new revenue.
U.S. jobless rate jumps to 6 percent
May 4, 2002
The nation’s unemployment rate jumped to 6 percent in April the highest in nearly eight years as job seekers streamed back into the market faster than companies added new positions.
Perry O. Elliott Jr.
May 4, 2002
Pipe bombs in mailboxes injure 6
May 4, 2002
Pipe bombs accompanied by anti-government propaganda exploded Friday in six mailboxes in rural parts of Illinois and Iowa, injuring six people in an attack authorities called domestic terrorism.
Insurance commissioner candidate resigns after campaign disclosure
May 4, 2002
A Kansas Insurance Department official who is running for state insurance commissioner resigned Friday following the disclosure that he sought campaign donations from companies he regulated.
Holdups have Baldwin on edge
May 4, 2002
By Mindie Paget The Subway sandwich shop here is locking up an hour earlier each night. Two employees are closing the store instead of one. The changes are extra precautions spurred by concern an armed robber who has struck Baldwin businesses twice in the past week might try again.
On the record
May 4, 2002
Area briefs
May 4, 2002
Carnival worker draws 2 life sentences in murders Inmate discovered hanging in jail cell Kansas Citian gets life for shooting death Interior secretary to speak at Kansas State University Haskell honors seven for service to university
Friends and neighbors
May 4, 2002
Hamilton services
May 4, 2002
6Sports video report: Drew Gooden only Jayhawk leaving
May 4, 2002
6Sports reports on the announcement made by Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich and their decision to stay in school.
6Sports video report: Both Firebirds and Lions send girls onto swimming finals
May 4, 2002
6Sports reports on the Sunflower League girls’ swim meet.
Religion briefs
May 4, 2002
Plymouth 4th-graders to receive communion FUMC to honor high school graduates Unitarian Fellowship sets annual meeting Morning Star welcomes guest speakers Clinton Parkway Assembly plans tea
Briefly
May 4, 2002
Philippines: Senior rebel leaders arrested United Nations: Progress made in Iraq talks Cuba: New group of prisoners arrives at Guantanamo Bay Bangladesh: Many feared drowned after ferry sinks in river
Report: Budig candidate to replace Dempsey
May 4, 2002
Gene Budig the next president of the NCAA? ould happen. Budig, 63, is the leading candidate to replace the outgoing Cedric Dempsey, CNN-SI has reported.
new coaching staff could put end to lax discipline
May 4, 2002
By Bill Mayer An early indication of how far the Kansas football program has come under Mark Mangino’s guidance may show up in the penalty column. Kansas in recent seasons has been notorious for its penchant to commit bonehead penalties at crucial junctures.
Huskers rally past Kansas
May 4, 2002
Kansas jumped to a 3-0 lead against seventh-ranked Nebraska, but the Jayhawks couldn’t hold on and dropped into the loser’s bracket Friday night at the Big 12 Softball Tournament.
Juniors will return to KU for senior season
May 4, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University basketball standouts Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison have put their NBA dreams on hold. The Iowa juniors both announced intentions to stay in school on Friday  two weeks after junior Drew Gooden revealed his plans to turn pro with one year of eligibility remaining.
Perry O. Elliott Jr.
May 4, 2002
Overland Park  Services for Perry O. Elliott Jr., 77, Overland Park, will be at 11 a.m. today at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Overland Park Chapel. Burial will be in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens, Shawnee. Mr. Elliott died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam.
Lawyer visits with Costa Rican suspect
May 4, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe When Pedro Irigonegaray went Friday to talk with Katia Vanessa Cruz, he was going to ask her about the earrings. Cruz, jailed since November in connection with the slaying of Shannon Martin, may know something about how a pair of gold, pear-shaped earrings that belonged to Martin wound up at a Golfito pawn shop the day after the Kansas University student was killed there.
Malott honored for gateway donation
May 4, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Former Kansas University Chancellor Deane Malott and his wife, Eleanor, added trees and shrubs to a once-barren campus. Now, their son is continuing the tradition.
Plan keeps spending flat and requires new revenue
May 4, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Senate on Friday approved a $4.4 billion budget that keeps state spending on public schools, higher education and social services essentially flat and requires more than $300 million in new revenue.
Ballard key vote in casino bill
May 4, 2002
It was “Home on the Range” versus the sound of money. Money won  barely. By one vote, 60-59, the Kansas House advanced a bill to allow casino-style gambling at pari-mutuel racetracks and one at-large location, which many lawmakers say will probably be Dodge City.
6News video report: Lawrence residents standing up for priest
May 4, 2002
6News reports on local residents who are speaking in defense for Dennis Schmitz, a priest and former Lawrence resident being charged with sexual misconduct.
6News video report: Stauffer’s visit winding down
May 4, 2002
6News reports on Jeanette Stauffer’s visit to Costa Rica.
Mallaiah tennis MVP
May 4, 2002
Cheryl Mallaiah was named MVP of Kansas University’s women’s tennis team Friday night. Mallaiah also won KU’s sportsmanship award. Kim Lorenz was named most improved player, Emily Haylock was named hardest worker, and Paige Brown won the spirit award.
No joke: Phyllis Diller retiring
Daffy diva of comedy says goodbye to standup after 47 years
May 4, 2002
Phyllis Diller is hanging up her wigs and ending her road career as a purveyor of raucous one-liners that skewered fads, fancies, imaginary husband Fang and her own cosmetic surgery.
Lee by example
KU Christianity campaign uses student role model
May 4, 2002
By Jim Baker Last month they took the Kansas University campus by storm: bright red T-shirts declaring “I Agree With Lee” in big white letters. The shirts had students and others wondering: Who the heck is Lee? Meet Lee Bickerstaff, 19, an Emporia sophomore at Kansas University.
Germany pays respects to school-shooting victims
May 4, 2002
Tens of thousands of mourners Friday filled this city’s main square to remember those killed in one of the world’s worst school shootings, huddling silently in the rain at the flower-covered steps of an ancient cathedral as Germany’s president read the names of the gunman’s 16 victims.
Hollywood Ending’ listless, unappealing
May 4, 2002
Watching a latter-day Woody Allen movie is like taking an experimental swig of old milk. Some of the time, you get a pleasant surprise (“Small Time Crooks”), but most of the time, you don’t.
Farda Amiga wins Kentucky Oaks
Jockey McCarron has chance to complete rare double in Derby with Came Home
May 4, 2002
Paulo Lobo can call himself an American success story. The 33-year-old trainer came from his native Brazil 16 months ago to try to build a successful career, much like his father has back home.
Military news
May 4, 2002
Letter clears up error about Houston’s leg
May 4, 2002
Despite a famous painting and at least three biographies depicting Gen. Sam Houston as having been shot in the right ankle, the man who led the battle of San Jacinto 166 years ago Sunday seems to have a leg up on historians.
Burton bags Pontiac pole
Earnhardt qualifies second for tonight’s Richmond race
May 4, 2002
Ward Burton set a track qualifying record of 127.389 mph Friday to take the pole position for the Pontiac Excitement 400 NASCAR Winston Cup race.
Engagements
May 4, 2002
Weddings
May 4, 2002
Anniversary
May 4, 2002
Around and about
May 4, 2002
4-H and FCE news
May 4, 2002
Wellsville’s Deterding to step down
May 4, 2002
Wellsville High’s Kermit Deterding, among the state’s winningest boys basketball coaches, has announced his resignation. Deterding compiled a 431-236 record in 29 years coaching high school basketball at WHS. He also had a 60-7 record in three years coaching junior high basketball, two seasons at Jefferson West and one at Wellsville.
Security concerns plague Pearl trial
May 4, 2002
The closed-door trial of Muslim militants charged in the kidnap-slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl resumed briefly under tight security Friday after moving from Karachi because of prosecution fears of a terrorist attack, officials said.
French campaign winds down; president issues urgent plea
May 4, 2002
On the last day of France’s tense presidential campaign, extreme-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen predicted widespread electoral fraud in Sunday’s vote perhaps preparing his faithful for defeat while President Jacques Chirac urged liberal voters to side with him, even if it pains them.
So just what would Jesus eat?
May 4, 2002
Dr. Don Colbert offers this advice to those who want to eat as Jesus ate.
Israeli leader brings agenda to Washington
May 4, 2002
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will fly to Washington this weekend with his own plan for peace and deliver a 100-page document that seeks to tie Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat directly to terrorist attacks.
New flight school warning revealed
FBI was considering how to react to alert when terrorists struck
May 4, 2002
Last summer, the FBI in Arizona alerted Washington that several Arabs were suspiciously training at a U.S. aviation school and urged that agents nationwide contact other schools where Middle Easterners might be studying.
Anger ineffective when disciplining children
May 4, 2002
What is the most common error made by parents in disciplining their children? I would have to say it is the inappropriate use of anger in attempting to manage boys and girls. It is one of the most ineffective methods of attempting to influence human beings (of all ages).
Deadly flooding sweeps Appalachia
May 4, 2002
Rescue crews in helicopters and four-wheel-drive vehicles searched through the steep valleys of Appalachian coal country Friday after flash flooding left at least four people dead and 12 missing.
Pastor works to rebuild D.C.’s oldest Baptist congregation
May 4, 2002
When Jimmy Carter taught Sunday School there, First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, D.C., wasn’t just a house of worship. It was a tourist attraction. Secret Service agents guarded the sanctuary. Bomb-sniffing dogs checked the pews. Television camera crews staked out the entrances. Sight-seers jostled for seats.
Rookie’s mistakes cost KC - Orioles 4, Royals 3
Brito’s passed ball gives Baltimore victory
May 4, 2002
Juan Brito was the center of attention in his major league debut, for reasons he would prefer to forget. Mike Bordick scored the tiebreaking run on Brito’s passed ball in the eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles kept Kansas City Royals interim manager John Mizerock winless with a 4-3 victory Friday night.
KU crew in action
May 4, 2002
Kansas University’s rowing team will compete in five events at the Big 12 Invitational regatta today in Austin, Texas. KU will be entered in both Varsity Eights, both Varsity Fours and Novice Eight races.
National League Roundup: Moss hooked in no-no bid
Braves rookie yanked after 7 no-hit innings
May 4, 2002
No worries for Damian Moss, even though he didn’t get a chance to finish his no-hit bid. The Atlanta Braves rookie from Australia was pulled for a pinch-hitter after seven innings and 116 pitches Friday night.
Jayhawks’ Marshall named All-Big 12
May 4, 2002
Kansas University golfer Chris Marshall was named to the All-Big 12 first team on Friday. Marshall has played in 28 events while at Kansas and owns a career stroke average of 73.56 and 17 top-20 finishes.
Tree supporter
May 4, 2002
Barbie a big part of family
May 4, 2002
By Mark Patinkin The Providence Journal Now that Barbie’s creator has died, a lot has been written about the doll’s impact, with a billion sold since 1959. But I wanted a more specific picture, so I called the most seasoned Barbie expert I know.
Bush expresses optimism on nuclear pact with Russia
May 4, 2002
President Bush said he was encouraged Friday that the United States and Russia would reach a major nuclear arms reduction agreement that he could sign with President Vladimir Putin at a Moscow summit in three weeks.
Ethanol plant pollution prompts action by EPA
May 4, 2002
Factories that convert corn into the gasoline additive ethanol are releasing carbon monoxide, methanol and some carcinogens at levels “many times greater” than they promised, the government says.
California advances bill for cleaner emissions
May 4, 2002
The California Senate has passed the nation’s first bill to limit carbon dioxide emissions from vehicle exhaust a bow to fears of global warming, and a move automakers say might force them to sell more fuel-efficient vehicles.
Daily ticker
May 4, 2002
Bush declares crisis in judicial vacancies
May 4, 2002
President Bush accused Senate Democrats on Friday of “endangering the administration of justice in America” by balking at many of his judicial nominees. Declaring a vacancy crisis on the federal bench, Bush said, “Justice is at risk in America and the Senate must act for the good of the country.”
Nation Briefs
May 4, 2002
Cleveland: Airport evacuated after security lapse New Mexico: Weather helps crews gain ground on fire Connecticut: Titanic explorer to seek JFK boat California: Klamath River water ordered to farmers Texas: Lady Bird Johnson can’t speak after stroke Pennsylvania: 11-year-old suspended for stick-figure doodle New York City: Former police officer guilty of manslaughter Washington, D.C.: Group for blind seeks changes in currency
Bankrupt Kmart’s troubles seem to be mounting
May 4, 2002
As Kmart Corp. struggles to restructure and define its future under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company’s troubled past keeps getting in the way. On Thursday, Kmart executives disclosed they were investigating the way the company was managed under former chief executive Charles Conaway, who left in March, and suspending severance pay to several former key executives until the review is completed.
New York resident sues Sprint over 1-800 numbers
May 4, 2002
Calling collect? Just be sure not to misdial the number for the long-distance carrier. More than 90 phone numbers that are just digits off several well-known toll free call service numbers, such as (800) COLLECT or (800) CALL-ATT, are operated by a company that will charge as much as three times what the customer would expect from WorldCom Inc. or AT&T Corp., according to a lawsuit filed in New York.
Criswell, Jackson reach finals in four events at league
May 4, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Friday night was the first time Free State High senior Kelli Criswell swam a Sunflower League meet in Lawrence’s Indoor Aquatic Center the home pool of the Firebirds, which was built last year.
Parents raise funds to fight layoffs
Nearly $120,000 secured to save 5 staff positions
May 4, 2002
Parents at two Shawnee Mission elementary schools have raised nearly $120,000 enough to save the jobs of five staff members whose jobs were about to be cut.
Jobless report drives stocks lower
May 4, 2002
A spike in unemployment to the highest level in nearly eight years gave investors yet another reason Friday to doubt the strength of the economy and unload stocks. Tech issues fell for the third straight session, while blue chips pulled back following a three-session advance.
Conference committee approves no-call bill
May 4, 2002
Lawmakers are closer to giving consumers what they want a safe harbor from telemarketing calls. A joint conference committee agreed Friday on a compromise “no-call” bill, reconciling differences between the House and the Senate over versions both chambers approved earlier this year.
Indians give skipper vote of confidence
Cleveland’s general manager says Manuel’s job safe despite 2-14 skid
May 4, 2002
Charlie Manuel’s chin is up, and his neck is safe for now. Indians general manager Mark Shapiro said he’s pleased with the job Manuel is doing despite Cleveland’s slide the past two weeks after an 11-1 start this season.
KU names finalists for scholar awards
May 4, 2002
Eight finalists have been named for Kansas University’s male and female senior scholar-athletes of the year awards. The male finalists are Jeff Carey (basketball), Casey Harbour (golf), Scott Russell (track and field) and Brandon Wier (football).
Baseball Briefs
May 4, 2002
Astros’ Mathews on DL Person injures elbow Blue Jays claim Walker Dellucci on disabled list Prospect to make start for Cardinals today
Gale Sayers gives back to KU
Hall of Famer’s golf tournament raises money for School of Education
May 4, 2002
By Chuck Woodling When Gale Sayers stages his annual benefit golf tournament in Lawrence, he likes to have Bob Skahan in his foursome. “I haven’t been able to play in all of them,” said Skahan, “but this year I could, and I’m glad because I know how much Gale loves KU.”
Celtics rout 76ers, 120-87
Pierce scores 46 as Boston heads to second round
May 4, 2002
Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker didn’t just knock the Philadelphia 76ers out of the playoffs. They demolished Boston’s old rival in a way that would have pleased the great Celtics teams of the past.
Duncan sparks Spurs to 101-78 victory
May 4, 2002
If there were any worries about Tim Duncan’s frame of mind, they were gone in a matter of minutes Friday night. Duncan, back from his father’s funeral a day earlier, scored six of San Antonio’s first eight points and finished with 23 points to lead the Spurs to an emotion-fueled 101-78 rout of Seattle in the deciding game of their best-of-five playoff series.
NHL Playoffs: Patient Carolina blanks Montreal
May 4, 2002
Smart and patient that’s the story of Ron Francis and the Carolina Hurricanes so far in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Francis scored his 42nd career postseason goal 3:49 into the final period and Kevin Weekes recorded his second straight shutout as the Hurricanes beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 Friday night to take the opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Collison, Hinrich staying in school
Juniors will return to KU for senior season
May 4, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University basketball standouts Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison have put their NBA dreams on hold. The Iowa juniors both announced intentions to stay in school on Friday two weeks after junior Drew Gooden revealed his plans to turn pro with one year of eligibility remaining.
Untimely mistakes have hurt KU football
Jayhawks’ new coaching staff could put end to lax discipline
May 4, 2002
By Bill Mayer An early indication of how far the Kansas football program has come under Mark Mangino’s guidance may show up in the penalty column. Kansas in recent seasons has been notorious for its penchant to commit bonehead penalties at crucial junctures.
Osbournes’ will return for second season
May 4, 2002
MTV’s hit series “The Osbournes” will return for a second season, Sharon Osbourne announced Thursday. The network said it was still in discussions with the family. During an appearance on NBC’s “Tonight,” host Jay Leno asked Osbourne if there would be another season of the reality series based on the family life of her husband, heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne.
Lawyer visits with Costa Rican suspect; parent returns
May 4, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe When Pedro Irigonegaray went Friday to talk with Katia Vanessa Cruz, he was going to ask her about the earrings. Cruz, jailed since November in connection with the slaying of Shannon Martin, may know something about how a pair of gold, pear-shaped earrings that belonged to Martin wound up at a Golfito pawn shop the day after the Kansas University student was killed there.
Letter left with explosive devices rants against government
May 4, 2002
Text of note left in mailboxes in the Midwest where pipe bombs were found Friday: Mailboxes are exploding! Why, you ask? Attention people. You do things because you can and want (desire) to. If the government controls what you want to do, they control what you can do.
Luis Gonzalez adds to streak
May 4, 2002
Arizona’s Luis Gonzalez kept the major leagues’ longest consecutive games streak alive with an eighth-inning appearance Friday night.
Archdiocese reneges on settlement with alleged abuse victims
May 4, 2002
The Archdiocese of Boston on Friday backed out of a settlement with 86 people who accuse now-defrocked priest John Geoghan of sexual abuse, saying the deal was too expensive given the growing number of potential victims.
Accused priest waives extradition
May 4, 2002
A priest at the epicenter of the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic church agreed Friday to return to Massachusetts to face charges that he repeatedly raped a boy sometimes in a church confessional over a seven-year period.
Local briefs
May 4, 2002
Three injured in K-10 wreck Three people were transported by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Friday morning after a two-car collision on Kansas Highway 10. Lorene M. Davison, 74, Lawrence, was admitted and in good condition Friday afternoon, a nursing supervisor said. Treated and released were Esther E. Vannucchi, 24, and Diane Bennett, 27, both of Lawrence, the supervisor said. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 1989 Ford Taurus driven by Vannucchi struck a 2002 Toyota broadside driven by Davison. Bennett was a passenger riding with Vannucchi, the report said. The Taurus was eastbound on K-10, the report said. The Toyota had been stopped on East 1600 Road at the K-10 intersection just outside the city limits, the patrol reported. The Toyota had started across K-10 when it was struck, the report said. __________________________________ Honors: Journal-World editors win newspaper awards For the second year in a row, Journal-World features-arts editor Jan Biles has won the sweepstakes award in the Kansas Press Women’s communications contest. Awards were announced Friday. Biles won on the strength of her 10 entries in the writing and editing categories. Her work earned four first-place awards, four second-place awards and two third-place awards. Ann Gardner, Journal-World editorial page/multimedia managing editor, also placed in the competition. She received a first- and second-place award for two editorials. Twenty-eight KPW members submitted 126 entries, which were judged by the faculty of the mass communications department at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Tex. Fifty first-place entries advanced to the National Federation of Press Women contest. Those results will be announced during the national conference, Sept. 19-21, in Bismarck, N.D. __________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at several stations throughout Lawrence. 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.
KU should pursue proposal for ROTC international training
May 4, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. No matter who has been in the White House Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Bush, Clinton or Bush or who has been secretary of state or director of the Central Intelligence Agency or the FBI, Uncle Sam has been caught with his pants down far too many times when it comes to understanding various events in other parts of the world.
Lawrence convenience store robbed
May 4, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence convenience store was robbed Thursday night, the third such robbery in less than a week. Two men wearing white mesh over their heads took money from the Kwik Shop, 845 Miss., Lt. David Cobb said. One of the men was wearing similar clothing to that of a man who robbed two stores in the early morning May 27.
Hamilton services
May 4, 2002
Memorial services for Blanche C. “Jsheron” Hamilton, 71, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Mrs. Hamilton died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Harmless? Not!
May 4, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Have nearly half the members of our high school classes of 2002 tried marijuana? A December Michigan University survey, “Monitoring the Future,” concluded that some 49 percent of American high school seniors experiment with marijuana at least once before graduation.
People
May 4, 2002
Cosby honor to be underfoot But he really wants to direct Getting ready for Woody A more revealing pregnancy
Huskers rally past Kansas
May 4, 2002
Kansas jumped to a 3-0 lead against seventh-ranked Nebraska, but the Jayhawks couldn’t hold on and dropped into the loser’s bracket Friday night at the Big 12 Softball Tournament.
World Briefs
May 4, 2002
Switzerland: Torrential rains cut road, rail links Nepal : Government kills 90 Maoist rebels Mexico City: 10 die in bus plunge Bangladesh: Storms, lightning deadly
Malott honored for gateway donation
May 4, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Former Kansas University Chancellor Deane Malott and his wife, Eleanor, added trees and shrubs to a once-barren campus. Now, their son is continuing the tradition.
Report: Budig candidate to replace Dempsey
May 4, 2002
Gene Budig the next president of the NCAA? ould happen. Budig, 63, is the leading candidate to replace the outgoing Cedric Dempsey, CNN-SI has reported.
Scouting news
May 4, 2002