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Taliban regrouping in small pockets, led by leader Mullah Mohammed Omar: Taliban intelligence official.
May 5, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 11:10 p.m.) Biding their time under their elusive leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban are regrouping in mountain hide-outs, waiting for the present Afghan government to falter, a Taliban intelligence official in hiding said Sunday.
Rural mail delivery to go on in Nebraska despite pipe bombs, no arrests yet
May 5, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 9:12 a.m.) Rural carriers planned to deliver mail as usual on Monday despite the discovery of six mailbox pipe bombs in Nebraska that brought to 14 the total number of the weapons found across the Midwest in recent days, authorities said Sunday.
Mentally ill prisoner flown back to Afghanistan from Guantanamo
May 5, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 9:19 a.m.) A prisoner being held on suspicion of terrorism at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba was flown back to Afghanistan because U.S. officials determined he was mentally ill, an Afghan official said Sunday. The inmate was only the second to be flown out of the U.S. base at Guantanamo since the United States began sending suspected terrorists to the Caribbean outpost three months ago.
Safety net
May 5, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The state should move forward on a system that would allow emergency workers to automatically locate 911-callers using cellular telephones. hen someone dials 911, they have a situation that needs immediate attention. They may need to report a crime or accident or they may be involved in a life-threatening situation.
Lawrence teens express strong, diverse opinions on music
May 5, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Ninth-grader Jenesha Jones can’t get enough of groove-friendly Aaliyah. “I listen to her all the time,” said Jones, a student at Central Junior High School. “I love R&B.” Aaliyah Haughton, who died in a plane crash last year, became a star in 1994 with her platinum debut “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number.”
Hot music, cool cars spice up weekend
May 5, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Day on the Hill rocked and Art Tougeau rolled under sunny skies Saturday. Art Tougeau, Lawrence’s annual art-car parade, began at noon in South Park and trucked past hundreds of spectators on Massachusetts Street with decorated cars, golf carts, bikes and scooters.
Members pass measure placing gambling machines at racetracks
May 5, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas House on Saturday rejected a variety of tax increases and approved casino-style gambling. The House action keeps in play the possibility of expanded gambling in Kansas, while the refusal to increase taxes throws the deficit-ridden budget into limbo and increases the odds of a long overtime legislative session.
Hazel Ann James
May 5, 2002
Services for Hazel Ann James, 67, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Temple Church. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mrs. James died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Prairie fire is prelude to spring renewal
May 5, 2002
By George Gurley Pillars of smoke rises from farmlands. Orange glows light up the horizon at night, painting the underside of clouds with a pink hue. The smell of fire, accompanied by the sound of sirens, is in the air.
World Briefs
May 5, 2002
Havana: Cuban political prisoner set to be released today Mexico: 17 die in bus wreck Nepal: 350 Maoists killed, government claims Pakistan: Extradition denied in Pearl slaying case
U.S. combs Pakistan for terror suspects
May 5, 2002
The night air was crisp, the horizon pitch black, as eight heavily armed and armored U.S. Special Forces soldiers and their local guides crept up to the small, one-story mud house, pausing about 750 feet away to find cover in ditches or behind rocks or trees.
Briefly
May 5, 2002
Virginia: Powwow by six Indian tribes draws several thousand New Mexico: Wildfire 60 percent contained Missouri: Jury orders minister to pay $26 million in abduction
Inventor enjoys creating gadgets for changing times
May 5, 2002
Clad in a denim apron, a measuring tape clipped to his side, Wilfred Greenlee prepares for the assistants who will help him build dozens of machines that promise to make life infinitely easier for communion Sundays.
Business leaders hope for state help
Tight budget creates tough sell for economic development initiatives
May 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The state’s budget is bleak now, but it could be even bleaker in the future if lawmakers don’t invest in business programs to diversify and strengthen the state’s economy.
Concerts mark National Music Week
May 5, 2002
“Music a language of the heart” is the theme for National Music Week.
Art historian, author to retire
KU professor documents changes in art world
May 5, 2002
By Terry Rombeck When Marilyn Stokstad started teaching art history in 1958 at Kansas University, she wasn’t expecting to become a part of history herself. She was just flattered to get a job offer.
For Better or For Worse’ tops comics poll
Cathy,’ ‘Marmaduke’ and ‘Doonesbury’ head readers’ least-favorite list
May 5, 2002
The results are in. “For Better or For Worse,” “Zits” and “Pickles” nabbed the top three spots in the Journal-World comics poll.
Annual auto swap meet draws crowds to Lawrence
May 5, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess John and Sharon Schrag have turned a joy of repairing old cars into a paying hobby. Specializing in “nothing in particular,” the Moundridge couple laid out tables of old car parts such as wheels, odometers and tail lights Saturday at the 39th annual swap meet, sponsored by the Lawrence Region Antique Auto Club of America.
General managers have been picking on easy targets
May 5, 2002
With apologies to Dave Dombrowski and Allard Baird, anybody can fire Phil Garner after an 0-6 start or Tony Muser when his team is 8-15. But as Baird showed with his sloppy handling regarding Muser, not everyone can do it right.
Diamondbacks’ Schilling opens roof debate
May 5, 2002
Michele Martufi and Linda Campbell of Phoenix are big Diamondbacks fans. This season, they moved from the lower level to the upper deck behind home plate at Bank One Ballpark so they could afford to see more games.
Survivor recalls 9-11 horror
May 5, 2002
By Mindie Paget India native Sujo John considered it a blessing from God when both he and his wife, Mary, landed jobs in the World Trade Center shortly after moving to the United States from Calcutta in February 2001.
Prestigious Culinary Institute expands program as eateries seek professional help
May 5, 2002
Americans’ never-ending love of cakes, pies and anything else sweet has created a huge demand in one profession: pastry chefs. At the Culinary Institute of America, one of the nation’s most prestigious cooking schools, chefs who can turn out exquisite desserts and baked goods have become so sought-after that the institute is doubling the number of entry dates for those students interested in making bread and pastry.
Tight budget creates tough sell for economic development initiatives
May 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The state’s budget is bleak now, but it could be even bleaker in the future if lawmakers don’t invest in business programs to diversify and strengthen the state’s economy.
Bus driver continues crusade to get rid of traffic circles
May 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis Doug Bowen is a man with a mission. The 74-year-old Lawrence resident doesn’t like roundabouts, those circular “traffic-calming” devices that force drivers to slow down and orbit an intersection instead of driving straight through.
Safety net
May 5, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The state should move forward on a system that would allow emergency workers to automatically locate 911-callers using cellular telephones. hen someone dials 911, they have a situation that needs immediate attention. They may need to report a crime or accident or they may be involved in a life-threatening situation.
Jayhawks sweep Centenary
May 5, 2002
By Doug Pacey Kansas University’s Matt Tribble would not have even been able to hit the cutoff man from his spot in right field two weeks ago. The Jayhawk with the highest batting average .347 on the team wouldn’t have been good for more than a few drag bunts, at best, even one week ago.
Arab peace plan deserves attention
May 5, 2002
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer It seems the only leaders who are serious about reviving the Mideast peace process are the rulers of moderate Arab states.
Sample the latest on gardening by the book
May 5, 2002
Gardening books are definitely a growth industry. Here’s a look at some of the newest titles.
After 75 years, NBC reflects on top stars, programs
May 5, 2002
Live from New York, it’s a belated celebration of NBC’s 75th anniversary. Note that the big bird network also is including radio, the medium where NBC made its first mark with a Nov. 15, 1926, broadcast.
Americans drive high demand for pastry chefs
Prestigious Culinary Institute expands program as eateries seek professional help
May 5, 2002
Americans’ never-ending love of cakes, pies and anything else sweet has created a huge demand in one profession: pastry chefs. At the Culinary Institute of America, one of the nation’s most prestigious cooking schools, chefs who can turn out exquisite desserts and baked goods have become so sought-after that the institute is doubling the number of entry dates for those students interested in making bread and pastry.
Wisconsin concerned about wasting disease
State committee targets feeds mixed in barns, garages using animal by-products
May 5, 2002
Some people wonder if chronic wasting disease in deer, a similar ailment to mad cow disease, could come from the illegal use of animal by-products in deer feed. That concern has been raised by the chairman of the Wisconsin Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee.
Stephen King: master of the short story?
May 5, 2002
Stephen King, master of the really thick book, has some news that might surprise you: He likes short stories a lot. Think about it. The film “Stand by Me” was made from a novella, as was “The Shawshank Redemption.” And “The Green Mile,” while a full-length novel, was unveiled bit by bit in what essentially was a sequence of short stories.
On the record
May 5, 2002
People
May 5, 2002
Queen promotes ‘true’ Islam Smith stuck with $88 million Paying homage to Hepburn
Baltimore hammers KC, keeps Mizerock winless - Orioles 10, Royals 0
May 5, 2002
Shortly after the Kansas City Royals absorbed another lopsided loss, John Mizerock leaned far back in his chair and nearly capsized. The Royals’ beleaguered interim manager quickly righted himself and muttered, “That was close.”
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
May 5, 2002
War Emblem cruises
Baffert turns Saudi prince’s horse into big winner
May 5, 2002
Bob Baffert is one baffling guy when it comes to the Kentucky Derby. Last year the trainer had the favorite and lost. On Saturday, he had a long shot and won. War Emblem went wire-to-wire and left 17 3-year-old challengers in the dust, rolling to a four-length victory over Proud Citizen and giving Baffert his third Derby victory in six years.
Protect pines from sawflies
May 5, 2002
By Bruce Chladny Pine trees are an interesting and important focal point in any landscape. However, a pine tree with no needles becomes a focal point for the wrong reasons.
8 inmates die in jail fire
May 5, 2002
A fire in a county jail in the North Carolina mountains spread so quickly the jailers couldn’t open all the cells and left eight men locked inside, where they died, authorities said Saturday.
Omaha zoo opens desert display in geodesic dome
May 5, 2002
A dry, hot desert may not sound like an attractive destination, but the world’s largest indoor replica of one has become a hit with visitors to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. The exhibit is housed under what is advertised as the world’s largest geodesic dome. More than 1,700 glazed panels make up the dome’s 13-story cover.
Brown plans to stay, make Sixers better
Philadelphia could place Iverson on trading block during offseason
May 5, 2002
Larry Brown plans to return to the Philadelphia 76ers. Allen Iverson’s future isn’t so clear. One day after the defending Eastern Conference champions were eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs, Brown indicated that Iverson, last season’s NBA MVP, could be traded if he doesn’t change his ways.
Briefcase
May 5, 2002
Bartlett receives honor from local business club Seasonal jobs: About 8 million teens prepare to enter work force Survey says: Consumers welcome offers as long as it’s not via e-mail Motley Fool: Name that company
Arts notes
May 5, 2002
Students’ creations displayed at arts center KU Edition arts calendar taking submissions It’s time to sign up for the annual ArtWalk KU carillonneur to give organ recital at Bales Works from Wyeth’s Helga series in Omaha
On a final note
A dying author finishes her last novel
May 5, 2002
The woman who answers the phone at Carol Shields’ house has so light and clear a voice you think it belongs to one of the author’s four daughters. But Shields herself is speaking. And however young she sounds, she does not pretend to have the luck of time.
House rejects tax increases
Members pass measure placing gambling machines at racetracks
May 5, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas House on Saturday rejected a variety of tax increases and approved casino-style gambling. The House action keeps in play the possibility of expanded gambling in Kansas, while the refusal to increase taxes throws the deficit-ridden budget into limbo and increases the odds of a long overtime legislative session.
Bus driver continues crusade to get rid of traffic circles
May 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis Doug Bowen is a man with a mission. The 74-year-old Lawrence resident doesn’t like roundabouts, those circular “traffic-calming” devices that force drivers to slow down and orbit an intersection instead of driving straight through.
Annual auto swap meet draws crowds to Lawrence
May 5, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess John and Sharon Schrag have turned a joy of repairing old cars into a paying hobby. Specializing in “nothing in particular,” the Moundridge couple laid out tables of old car parts such as wheels, odometers and tail lights Saturday at the 39th annual swap meet, sponsored by the Lawrence Region Antique Auto Club of America.
Terrorism doesn’t top voters’ agenda
May 5, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Karl Rove’s midterm campaign analysis isn’t working not here in this key Senate battleground state and nowhere else I can find.
Jayhawks sweep Centenary
May 5, 2002
By Doug Pacey Kansas University’s Matt Tribble would not have even been able to hit the cutoff man from his spot in right field two weeks ago. The Jayhawk with the highest batting average .347 on the team wouldn’t have been good for more than a few drag bunts, at best, even one week ago.
Aaron Gus Etsitty
May 5, 2002
Creatine may help build strength in elderly men, study shows
May 5, 2002
Creatine may not be just for young athletes. Older men who took the supplement increased strength in just a week, a study found.
Face painters get new tools
May 5, 2002
Makeup artists, including the at-home types, are getting some new tools of the trade. Several cosmetics companies are offering products sure to get the creative juices flowing once one figures out how to use them.
Everything old is new again for collectors
May 5, 2002
Collectors like to find new uses for old objects, which can be recycled in original ways. In the 1940s, the cobbler’s bench, a workshop tool, was popular as a coffee table. Now, the workbench originally used by a 1950s do-it-yourselfer is refinished to be used as a table in the kitchen or breakfast room.
Ancestors’ diet probably included termites, raw meat
May 5, 2002
By Roger Martin “A couple of things in this exhibit will floor you,” David Frayer says, “unless you don’t have blood going through your veins.” Frayer is a Kansas University professor of anthropology, and we are at the KU Museum of Anthropology, eyeballing an exhibit that’s up until late August.
Survivor recalls 9-11 horror
May 5, 2002
By Mindie Paget India native Sujo John considered it a blessing from God when both he and his wife, Mary, landed jobs in the World Trade Center shortly after moving to the United States from Calcutta in February 2001.
Bookstore
May 5, 2002
Horoscopes
May 5, 2002
Business briefs
May 5, 2002
Hot music, cool cars spice up weekend
May 5, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Day on the Hill rocked and Art Tougeau rolled under sunny skies Saturday. Art Tougeau, Lawrence’s annual art-car parade, began at noon in South Park and trucked past hundreds of spectators on Massachusetts Street with decorated cars, golf carts, bikes and scooters.
Toddler dies in house fire
May 5, 2002
A fire that authorities suspect might have been deliberately set killed a 3-year-old boy and injured two other people Saturday.
Friends and neighbors
May 5, 2002
Benson out; Nemechek in
May 5, 2002
Johnny Benson missed the start of Saturday night’s rain-delayed Pontiac Excitement 400 Winston Cup race because of injuries sustained in a crash Friday night. Benson sustained a broken right rib when he crashed just 23 laps into the Hardee’s 250 Busch race at Richmond International Raceway.
Bernstein top NHRA qualifier
May 5, 2002
Kenny Bernstein was the fastest Top Fuel qualifier Saturday in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals. Bernstein, the Top Fuel champion, drove his dragster to a 4.544-second pass at 327.35 mph to earn his 62nd career top-qualifying position and sixth at Atlanta Dragway.
Bliss snares truck pole
May 5, 2002
Mike Bliss, back as a regular in the NASCAR truck series after a two-year absence, edged Dennis Setzer to win the pole Saturday for the Dodge Ram Tough 200 at Gateway International Raceway.
Rain delays Pontiac Excitement
Winston Cup race will resume today; Burton dominating
May 5, 2002
Rain that delayed the start of the Pontiac Excitement 400 Winston Cup race for two hours Saturday night returned shortly after the race began, forcing it to be suspended until today. Polesitter Ward Burton led the first 62 laps in his Dodge and appeared to have a dominant car, but never got a chance to prove it.
Saudi prince: ‘I love you guys in America’
May 5, 2002
A Saudi prince with money to burn bought himself a horse last month. It was money well spent. War Emblem led wire-to-wire to win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, earning Prince Ahmed Salman the gold trophy from America’s most famous race.
Baseball Briefs
May 5, 2002
A’s activate Velarde Jays demote Cassidy
Newspapers seek ways to hold readers
May 5, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald The newspaper industry is in trouble. The decline can be traced back to 1960, when the Reporter Dispatch in Westchester County, N.Y., made the suicidal mistake of letting me deliver it. I was terrible at this job.
Prairie fire is prelude to spring renewal
May 5, 2002
By George Gurley Pillars of smoke rises from farmlands. Orange glows light up the horizon at night, painting the underside of clouds with a pink hue. The smell of fire, accompanied by the sound of sirens, is in the air.
Eschewing NBA good for Hinrich, Collison
May 5, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Word that Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison will return to Kansas University for their senior seasons was not man-bites-dog news. Most people realize that as talented as the two Iowans are at playing the sport of basketball, Hinrich and Collison can’t help but benefit from another year of college ball before playing for pay.
Long-shot winner means big bucks for bettors
May 5, 2002
War Emblem returned big money to bettors who ventured a few bucks Saturday on No. 5 in the Kentucky Derby. With a big field of 18 and no clear prerace favorite, the $43 payoff on a $2 winning bet was among the 10 best returns since Churchill Downs started keeping records.
VA hospital where maggots infested patients estimates improvements may cost $10 million
May 5, 2002
As part of a nearly $10 million cleanup effort, workers are painting and scrubbing the Veterans Hospital where maggots once infested the noses of two comatose patients.
Lawrence briefs
May 5, 2002
Mother’s Day tea to benefit charity Fraud researchers gather for conference
Kansas softball run-ruled, ousted by Sooners
May 5, 2002
Oklahoma used a six-run fourth inning to send Kansas University tumbling out of the Big 12 softball tournament. Second-seeded OU (44-13), which had lost to KU on Thursday, handed the seventh-seeded Jayhawks (33-25) their first run-rule loss of the season, 10-0 in five innings, on Saturday at Hall of Fame Stadium.
Crash devastates city
May 5, 2002
A Nigerian airliner taking off with 76 people aboard tore a three-block swath through mosques and homes in the northern city of Kano on Saturday, scattering charred corpses and blood-and-soot covered plane seats through a terrified working-class neighborhood.
U.S. 59 safety
May 5, 2002
Alternate route
May 5, 2002
Remarks clarified
May 5, 2002
Lawrence commuter report
May 5, 2002
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Valentine E. Bowling Fraser
May 5, 2002
Sacramento rips Dallas - Kings 108, Mavericks 91
May 5, 2002
Vlade Divac knew he might be the slowest player on the court in this high-speed series, so he showed the Sacramento Kings how to walk almost as effectively as they run. Peja Stojakovic scored 26 points, and Divac had 18 points and 16 rebounds as the top-seeded Kings beat the Dallas Mavericks, 108-91, Saturday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal series.
Mary M. Bost
May 5, 2002
Rooms and roots
May 5, 2002
‘Home & Away’ visits refurbished Cedar Crest Follow the lighted brick road
Police raid training camp linked to al-Qaida
May 5, 2002
Police said Saturday they raided a suspected terrorist training camp linked to al-Qaida and seized several weapons after arresting seven men in a clash nearby. The clash occurred Thursday in Anda, in Pangasinan province north of Manila, and police found the camp the next day in an Islamic school in a mountainous area in neighboring Tarlac province.
School Board Agenda
May 5, 2002
Lawrence school board 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Larry E. Walters
May 5, 2002
Promising bloom
Phlox David improves on old-fashioned favorite
May 5, 2002
By Carol Boncella One of the fun things about gardening each year is seeking out exciting new cultivars of old favorites. The hybridizers have given us bigger flowers and more color choices. Yet many of us gardeners yearn for a return to fragrance of flower and strength of stem.
Hazel Ann James
May 5, 2002
Senate to consider transportation funding
May 5, 2002
Senators sent a vehicle for funding the state’s comprehensive transportation plan back to the shop Saturday, then test drove another. An attempt to amend a transportation funding plan into one bill ended after some senators complained that the bill originally dealt with an unrelated subject.
LHS fourth, FSHS fifth at league swimming
Lions senior Hemphill saves best for last; Free State freshman Jackson wins two events
May 5, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Andrea Hemphill’s swimming career in Lawrence came to an end on Saturday but not before she left something for everyone to remember her by. The senior not only blew out the competition in her two individual races, the 50 and 100 freestyle, and helped lead Lawrence to a fourth-place finish in the Sunflower League meet at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, but she also set a personal-best time of 53.66 in the 100.
Winning entries in annual Art Tougeau parade
May 5, 2002
Nation Briefs
May 5, 2002
St. Louis: Two firefighters killed while rescuing colleague West Virginia: Recovery crews search for victims of flood California: Bikers, police gather for Hells Angels funeral
Democrats blast nuclear waste plan
May 5, 2002
Democrats used their weekly radio address Saturday to lash out against the Bush administration’s plan to use Nevada’s Yucca Mountain as the repository for the nation’s nuclear waste.
Travel briefs
May 5, 2002
Top 10 RV trips Valley Forge Park updates its history World Cup soccer to kick off next month
French newspapers urge vote for Chirac
Incumbent expected to defeat ultra-right leader Le Pen in today’s election
May 5, 2002
Calling on citizens to protect France’s democracy, newspapers across the political spectrum on Saturday urged readers to cast their votes for President Jacques Chirac in his improbable matchup against ultra-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen.
Two killed as Sharon prepares for U.S. trip
May 5, 2002
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.
Hemingway’s life in letters to be catalogued
May 5, 2002
Ernest Hemingway is among the most well-studied American authors, but hundreds of thousands of his own words have never been examined or published. Now, scholars are embarking on a literary treasure hunt to collect, edit and annotate thousands of his letters, including many that he never sent.
Navajo Nation extends hand to tourists
Tribe to upgrade amenities, expand cultural offerings throughout its park system
May 5, 2002
It’s a million-acre park system that’s been around for nearly half a century and is home to some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Yet it appears many people even some native Arizonans are unaware that Navajo tribal parks exist.
National League Roundup: Giants’ Jensen baffles Reds
Bonds belts 400th career home run in San Francisco uniform
May 5, 2002
Ryan Jensen had an idea he would pitch early Saturday. What happened after was a surprise. Jensen helped the San Francisco Giants take a combined no-hitter into the eighth inning before beating the Cincinnati Reds, 3-0, Saturday.
American League Roundup: Yankees fold in ninth
Mariners take advantage for 9-5 triumph
May 5, 2002
A bad throw by Mariano Rivera to second base on a bunt. A bloop single to shallow center field. A blown game in the final inning. The New York Yankees had seen all of this before. Only one consolation Saturday this time, it didn’t cost them the World Series championship.
Huskers reach Big 12 softball championship game
May 5, 2002
Nicole Trimboli’s grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Nebraska a 6-2 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday and sent the Cornhuskers to the title game of the Big 12 softball tournament.
KU rowing ties for second place
May 5, 2002
Kansas University’s rowing team tied for second with Kansas State at the Big 12 Invitational on Saturday. KU and K-State scored 44 points, 11 behind winner Texas (55).
Myths abound on impact seniors have on U.S. health-care costs
May 5, 2002
From what I read, if it weren’t for us older folks, there wouldn’t be a health-care cost/crisis in this country. Are we really using up most of the nation’s health-care resources?
Hazel Viola Schlick
May 5, 2002
Three KU records in track tumble; seven Jayhawks qualify
May 5, 2002
Seven Kansas University track athletes qualified for the NCAAs and three set school records at two meets Saturday.
Rookie lifts Galaxy to 2-1 win over KC
May 5, 2002
Los Angeles Galaxy rookie Gavin Glinton almost didn’t make it into Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Wizards. “The only reason he didn’t start this week was because he has some pretty sore ribs,” said Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid.
Chargers take chance on Vanover
Schottenheimer says troubled return man ‘really a good person’
May 5, 2002
Return specialist Tamarick Vanover, who spent two months in jail for his role in a stolen car case, agreed to a one-year, $525,000 contract with the San Diego Chargers. If he makes the team, Vanover will be reunited with Marty Schottenheimer, who coached Vanover for four of his five seasons with Kansas City and is now the Chargers’ coach.
Failure to remove bear attractants illegal in Colorado
May 5, 2002
A new regulation that fines property owners for failure to remove bear attractants went into effect last Wednesday. Failure to comply carries a $68 fine for each violation.
Paying off big debts creates tough choices
May 5, 2002
Q. My wife and I are paying 20.4 percent annual interest on a $9,800 debt with a furniture store, and we have a $9,700 credit-card debt charging 18.9 percent. Should we pay these off by withdrawing from my 401(k), despite the penalty? The account is worth $21,773. We earn about $100,000 a year and are in the 27 percent tax bracket.
Outdoors Briefs
May 5, 2002
Benjamins take fourth in buddy tournament Leawood pair wins Melvern crappie tourney Walleye winners Tourney titlists Catfish champs Coffey Lake reopens
KDWP website expands
May 5, 2002
Not only does the Wildlife and Parks offer a number of licenses, permits, stamps, publications and other issues online at the agency’s website, turkey and deer hunters can download permit applications from the website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us.
The Motley Fool: Name that company
May 5, 2002
DEET, Permanone effective on pests
May 5, 2002
By now, I figured, outdoor sports enthusiasts would know how to protect themselves from biting insects, particularly ticks and chiggers. It’s been at least a decade since Permanone spray became available on the retail market, and it’s been touted by a variety of magazines and newspaper stories.
Go for the gold decor
May 5, 2002
Matt and I have learned to mix and match metals, as it has become more popular, but there’s still nothing quite as beautiful as touches of gold throughout a room. One room I particularly remember is a living room with a lovely floral sofa in a nice collection of warm colors.
Carolina’s top scorer suspended
May 5, 2002
Jeff O’Neill, the leading goal scorer for the Carolina Hurricanes the last two seasons, was suspended for today’s playoff game for his hit from behind on Montreal defenseman Sheldon Souray.
D’backs shelve Stottlemyre
May 5, 2002
Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Todd Stottlemyre, unable to bounce back between regular turns in the rotation, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. The move was retroactive to Thursday, the day after he allowed six runs on nine hits in 313 innings of a 7-1 loss to the New York Mets.
Czech Republic clips U.S.
May 5, 2002
Jaromir Jagr scored a second-period goal, and Martin Prochazka had a goal and an assist as the Czech Republic edged the United States, 5-4, Saturday at the World Hockey championships.
NHL Roundup: Wings whip Blues
May 5, 2002
The Detroit Red Wings wasted little time taking control of the game and their playoff series with the St. Louis Blues. Steve Yzerman scored on the first shot of the game and Dominik Hasek made 35 saves as Detroit beat the Blues 3-2 Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series.
Art museum slates children’s classes
May 5, 2002
Several art appreciation classes will be offered this summer for students in elementary and junior high schools at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.
Arts and crafts fair slated in Garnett
May 5, 2002
The 30th annual Garnett AAUW Square Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Garnett.
University Dance season finale not to be missed
May 5, 2002
By Jan Biles The University Dance Company, Kansas University Symphony Orchestra and the KU choirs combined Saturday night at the Lied Center to deliver a fitting finale to KU’s music and dance performance season and to bid a final farewell to retiring KU symphony conductor Brian Priestman.
Results of comics poll
May 5, 2002
Here’s how you ranked the comics in the Journal-World.
Dancers to present First Step concert
May 5, 2002
The Prairie Wind Dancers will present a First Step House concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. The concert is in celebration of the women and children of First Step House.
What are you reading?
May 5, 2002
Area briefs
May 5, 2002
Toddler dies in house fire Preservation group to honor timber-framed DeSoto barn
Local briefs
May 5, 2002
Outdoors: Young fishermen turn out for Kids’ Fishing Derby About 110 young anglers did their best to hook a big one in Mary’s Lake Saturday morning at the Kids’ Fishing Derby. The event, held every spring and fall, is a way to introduce children to the sport of fishing, said Duane Peterson, special events supervisor for Lawrence Parks and Recreation. “It gives kids and family members an opportunity to be together along with learning how to fish,” he said. Erik Brooks, 8, Lecompton, snagged the biggest fish, a 21-inch, 4-pound, 4-ounce bass. Brooks, who fishes “all the time, every weekend,” used a nightcrawler to catch the bass. The smallest fish, a 3 3/4-inch sunfish, was caught by Jared Wilson. The most unusual catch was a bird’s head, caught by Chris Jared. Flora Taylor brought her two sons and five nephews to the Derby, even though she doesn’t know how to fish. “They’re all excited,” she said. “I think it’s a good event for the kids.” ______________________________________ Community: Farmers market committee receives $1,000 grant The Farmers Market Relocation and Improvement Committee recently got a $1,000 boost from the Kansas Rural Center. The Kansas Rural Center awarded the Farmers’ Market a $1,000 grant to help fund this committee. The Kansas Rural Center is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the long-term health of the land and its people through research, education and advocacy. The R&I Committee is a group of vendors and patrons working to find a suitable location for the market to expand. Lawrence Farmer’s Market is the oldest farmers’ market in Kansas and features more than 100 vendors selling a variety of locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, milk and crafts. The market operates from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday. The market will open for its 27th season May 11.
Lawrence teens express strong, diverse opinions on music
May 5, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Ninth-grader Jenesha Jones can’t get enough of groove-friendly Aaliyah. “I listen to her all the time,” said Jones, a student at Central Junior High School. “I love R&B.” Aaliyah Haughton, who died in a plane crash last year, became a star in 1994 with her platinum debut “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number.”
More pipe bombs discovered in Midwest mailboxes
May 5, 2002
Five pipe bombs were found Saturday in rural Nebraska mailboxes, heightening fears among Midwesterners already on edge after similar bombs injured six people in Iowa and Illinois the day before, authorities said
Stamped card honors Carlsbad Caverns
May 5, 2002
U.S. stamps are going batty. A new 23-cent U.S. stamped card honors Carlsbad Caverns National Park located in the southeast corner of New Mexico. The stamp is scheduled for issuance June 7.
Readers weigh in on father’s side
May 5, 2002
Some time ago, we wrote a column in response to a question from a father who had left his wife and two children ages 4 years and 7 months for another woman. He moved to a two-bedroom apartment 45 minutes away, put a crib in the living room for the baby, and wanted joint physical custody of the two children from Sunday evening until Wednesday morning of each week.
Catholics weighing decision to donate
Abuse allegations drive donors to reconsider
May 5, 2002
Edward Ricci was sickened as he watched his bishop, the Most Rev. Anthony O’Connell, resign in March from the Diocese of Palm Beach, Fla., after admitting to sexual misconduct years earlier in another state.
Jockey big winner on ‘blind date’
May 5, 2002
Victor Espinoza needed only two starts to secure his spot in the Kentucky Derby record book. A year after riding in his first Derby, Espinoza guided 20-1 shot War Emblem to a stunning gate-to-wire victory Saturday in the first leg of the Triple Crown.
Protect pines from sawflies
May 5, 2002
By Bruce Chladny Pine trees are an interesting and important focal point in any landscape. However, a pine tree with no needles becomes a focal point for the wrong reasons.
Aaron Gus Etsitty
May 5, 2002
Services for Aaron Gus Etsitty, 29, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Etsitty died Thursday, May 2, 2002, in Lawrence.
Larry E. Walters
May 5, 2002
Meriden  Services for Larry E. Walters, 46, Tecumseh, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett Funeral Service’s Meriden Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Gardens, Topeka. Mr. Walters died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.
Arts notes
May 5, 2002
Author to discuss spiritual activism LHS student receives award for drawing Artists to show works Friday night Entries being sought for Grand Nude Show KU senior’s film recognized at showcase