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Governor ‘OK’ with Senate tax increase plan
May 9, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 4:37 p.m.) TOPEKA Gov. Bill Graves on Thursday voiced support for a $300 million tax increase proposal that has been adopted by the Senate.
House takes up cleanup bill
May 9, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 12:29 p.m.) TOPEKA The House took up a budget cleanup bill Thursday after members showed their displeasure with $294 million in tax increases approved by the Senate.
Senate panel delays gambling vote
May 9, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 2:24 p.m.) TOPEKA � Supporters hoping for a Senate panel’s endorsement of a bill expanding legalized gambling in Kansas will have to wait a little longer.
Israeli tanks moving toward Gaza
May 9, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 4:09 a.m.) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Tanks moved toward Gaza on Thursday, after Israel’s Cabinet approved retaliation for Palestinian suicide bombings. Meanwhile, Palestinians arrested 16 Hamas members in a first sign that Yasser Arafat was taking action against terror groups.
Talks on ending Bethlehem church standoff break down
May 9, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 7:45 a.m.) BETHLEHEM, West Bank Efforts to end the five-week standoff at the Church of the Nativity broke down yet again Thursday just hours after a partial solution seemed in place because of disagreement over sending a European monitor into the shrine, negotiators said.
On the record
May 9, 2002
On the record
May 9, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Naturopath issue
May 9, 2002
To the editor: As a prospective student of naturopathic medicine, I have been following the licensing of naturopathic medicine in Kansas.
M. Myrlene Brungardt
May 9, 2002
Making a difference
May 9, 2002
J-W Editorials Teachers may not get enough credit, but they should never doubt that they make a difference. This editorial didn’t get written in time for National Teacher Day on Tuesday, but it’s better late than never. Besides, just about any day seems like a good day to praise a group of people who get too little credit for the contribution they make to our society.
Local briefs
May 9, 2002
KU baseball canceled because of lightning Two Lions pick HCC LHS soccer game set for Friday at YSI
Local briefs
May 9, 2002
Kansas University: Memorial service scheduled for student slain a year ago Friends and acquaintances of slain Kansas University student Shannon Martin will gather today to remember her. The service, at noon at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., is three days before the first anniversary of Martin’s slaying in Golfito, Costa Rica. The service will be outside the ECM building, near a tree dedicated to Martin in November. Martin was involved with ECM activities and helped found the center’s Veggie Lunch, at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. For more information, contact Thad Holcombe, ECM campus pastor, at 843-4933. _______ Arts: KU Symphony Orchestra names interim director Timothy John Hankewich has been named interim director of orchestral activities at Kansas University for 2002-‘03. Hankewich will assume the responsibilities of the retiring Brian Priestman. Hankewich is associate conductor of the Kansas City Symphony and will continue in that capacity in addition to his interim role with the KU Symphony Orchestra. Before joining the Kansas City Symphony, Hankewich served as conducting apprentice from 1996 to 1998 with the Oregon Symphony. A native of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Hankewich completed his doctorate in orchestral conducting from the Indiana University School of Music. _______ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at several stations in 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. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Grateful group
May 9, 2002
6Sports video report: City showdown promises a chance at payback
May 9, 2002
Lawrence High’s girls’ soccer team appears to be poised to beat Free State, who has won the last three showdowns.
6News video reports: High winds cause damage
May 9, 2002
Strong winds and rotating clouds convinced the National Weather Service to issue a tornado warning for the area.
Petty manages change
May 9, 2002
In many ways, Kyle Petty is like a man trying to refurbish a once-glorious castle.
Maple Leafs hold on against Senators
May 9, 2002
Here’s a switch: The Toronto Maple Leafs actually had good things to say about NHL officials. After spending most of the playoffs complaining about calls that went against them, the Maple Leafs got a critical one in their favor, allowing them to hang on for a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.
KC’s search nearing end
May 9, 2002
Allard Baird’s search for a new manager for the Kansas City Royals is nearing an end, and an announcement could come as early as next week.
LHS golfers fourth at Lawrence Invitational
May 9, 2002
By Doug Pacey Golf coaches Ron Commons and Jack Schreiner are telling their respective teams the same things these days. “We’re progressing nicely and improving.”
Free State hangs on against Lions
Firebirds claim 2-0 softball victory in completion of suspended game
May 9, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Free State senior Kasey Asher wasn’t about to let this one get away. She didn’t care that Wednesday’s continuing series with rival Lawrence High was starting its second day or had moved to its third location.
Hershiser resigning from FSHS girls basketball post
May 9, 2002
Craig Hershiser, who compiled a 41-46 record in four years as Free State High’s girls basketball coach, has resigned. His resignation was one of four announced Wednesday by FSHS athletic director Steve Grant. The others were: assistant football coach Mike Hill; assistant wrestling coach Anthony Brixious; and head cheerleading coach Cheryl Slack.
KU’s Bohl to address FSU audit
Kansas AD eager to speak to KUAC board
May 9, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Members of the Kansas University Athletic Corporation board won’t have to ask Al Bohl to talk about the Fresno State flap today. Bohl, KU’s athletic director since last summer, says he’ll bring up the subject of his former school’s financial woes during today’s KUAC board meeting at Parrott Complex.
Famed Kansas grocer dies at age 74
May 9, 2002
Richard W. Dillon, who helped build the Dillons grocery store concept into a nationwide retailer, died Wednesday. He was 74. “It’s a huge loss to the community,” said Lynette Lacy, director of the Hutchinson Community Foundation, which Dillon started. “He was a man with a purpose and with a heart.”
Astronomers to intensify search for life
May 9, 2002
Astronomers are trying to find places in the solar system and beyond where conditions are right for life. Thus far, more than 80 planets have been discovered orbiting distant stars, but all are forbidding and unlike Earth.
Rumsfeld shoots down $11 billion artillery system
May 9, 2002
The Pentagon killed the $11 billion Crusader artillery program Wednesday, a major step in Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s effort to weed out Cold War-era weapons projects in favor of more-futuristic arms technologies.
House approves plan for nuclear waste dump
May 9, 2002
Ignoring protests from Nevada, the House on Wednesday overwhelmingly embraced President Bush’s decision to bury tens of thousands of tons of nuclear waste in volcanic rock 90 miles from Las Vegas.
Palestinian vows to stop terrorists
May 9, 2002
A beleaguered Yasser Arafat vowed in a televised speech Wednesday to unleash his security services to prevent terrorist attacks, hours after the Islamic militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 15 Israelis. “I gave my orders and directions to all the Palestinian security forces to confront and prevent all terror attacks against Israeli civilians from any Palestinian side or parties,” Arafat said on Palestinian TV.
Senate passes tax hike
$300 million increase targets sales, sin taxes
May 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Senate on Wednesday approved a $300 million tax increase that would raise the state sales, cigarette, liquor and inheritance taxes. The 22-18 vote by the Senate sends the plan to the House, which as recently as Saturday had rejected similar tax proposals.
Iverson to stay with Sixers
Philly coach Brown says guard won’t be dealt
May 9, 2002
Allen Iverson doesn’t have to worry about trade rumors. Larry Brown plans to keep the standout guard in Philadelphia.
Coleen Kay Babbitt
May 9, 2002
Friends mourn loss of school volunteer
May 9, 2002
By Mindie Paget Just about everyone who lives in this area knew Coleen Babbitt. When the Santa Fe Trail High School football team made it to bi-district this year, Babbitt had a cookout for the boys, her senior son, Ryan, among them.
Darth Vader virus’ expected to sweep the nation May 16
May 9, 2002
With the May 16 premiere of George Lucas’ “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones” comes the expectation that droves of worker bees will be calling in sick so they can be the first to buzz about the highly-anticipated summer smash.
Hats off to TV history
May 9, 2002
A bronze statue capturing Mary Tyler Moore flinging her tam was went on display Wednesday at the downtown intersection where she originally twirled in the opening montage from her 1970s television hit, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
Interior ruling backs state in battle over tribal casino in KCK
May 9, 2002
Kansas scored a victory Wednesday in an ongoing legal battle with an Oklahoma Indian tribe trying to put a casino in Wyandotte County. The U.S. Interior Department clarified a ruling it made in March that appeared to grant the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma the right to put a casino on land it owns in Kansas City, Kan. The department said its March ruling should not be interpreted as granting the tribe that right.
Knight ticket mulls adding Glasscock
May 9, 2002
House Speaker Kent Glasscock is being considered again as a possible Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. Glasscock has been approached with the idea by Wichita Mayor Bob Knight, who is seeking the GOP nomination for governor. Online extra: Vote in the poll
Nash Dash to benefit popular program
May 9, 2002
For the mental well being of Douglas County public school students, folks can get physical Saturday during the first Nash Dash WRAP Run.
Lawrence computer security firm to be sold
May 9, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A Lawrence-based firm that helps companies with the security of their computer networks is being sold, creating the possibility of a cutback in its 15-person area work force. Secure Network Group, 1008 N.H., said Wednesday it had signed a letter of intent to sell the company’s assets to RedSiren Technologies of Pittsburgh. Terms were not disclosed.
Our town
May 9, 2002
Pullins Qualifies: Lawrence’s Jerry Pullins finished first among the amateurs at Powerman Tennessee, a duathlon event held last Sunday near Nashville. Pullins, a former Kansas University track athlete, qualified for Team USA that will compete in the ITU Duathlon World Championships in August in Weyer, Austria. Pullins’ time in the biking and running event was three minutes faster than any other amateur. He finished fifth overall.
Dow soars 305 points
Bargain hunting, Cisco report lifts Wall Street
May 9, 2002
Unexpectedly strong profits at Cisco Systems delighted investors starved for good news Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones industrials up more than 300 points and the Nasdaq composite index up more than 120. It was Wall Street’s biggest rally since the rebound that followed the post-Sept. 11 selloff. But analysts cautioned against reading too much into the advance, attributing it more to bargain hunting on recent selling, than any improvement in sentiment or business. They also noted that the market has developed a habit of rallying unsustainably.
Single-sex schools gain consideration
May 9, 2002
The Young Women’s Leadership School, a public school for girls in New York’s Harlem neighborhood, enrolls 370 students. From its mix of black, Asian and Hispanic students from low- and upper-income families, virtually all go on to college.
Libido loss at menopause threatens marriage; medication may help
May 9, 2002
Q: I am a 48-year-old woman who has been happily married for 17 years. Now I have entered menopause and have no more sexual desire. Since my mother died of breast cancer, I am reluctant to start hormone replacement therapy. I have to do something to keep my marriage together and to keep myself from falling deeper into depression. I think I read in your column months ago about an antidepressant with a wonderful side effect sexual appetite! Can you send me information on this drug, please?
Volunteers needed through summer
May 9, 2002
Women Build, a branch of Habitat for Humanity, will begin building a home for a Lawrence single mother and her three children at 9 a.m. Saturday at 1809 Atherton Court. After that, volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until the house is completed, probably in August. Habitat provides the tools and materials.
From the ground up
Single mom and children to own next Habitat house
May 9, 2002
By Jan Biles For several months, Onechanh Rattanavongsy and her three small children have been living in a single room in her sister’s mobile home in Lawrence. Living in cramped quarters is nothing new for Rattanavongsy. She grew up in a poor family in Laos, the eighth of 10 children.
Delight in Catholic plight
May 9, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Politically liberal and religiously secular people are having too good a time beating up on the Roman Catholic Church.
U.S. must rethink foreign aid policies
May 9, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe There’s a remarkable consensus in the capital that, in the wake of the September terrorist attacks, the United States ought to provide more foreign aid. The Bush administration agrees but it also is arguing that the nation has to exert more influence over how that foreign aid is used.
St. Louis nips Chicago, 3-2
May 9, 2002
Once Matt Morris escaped the first inning, he was too tough for the Chicago Cubs.
Yankees, Clemens roll
Tampa Bay suffers 13th straight defeat
May 9, 2002
Joe Torre didn’t have a chance to get settled in the dugout before Alfonso Soriano jumped on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Haskell softball players named all-league
May 9, 2002
J-W Staff Reports Haskell softball players Jamie Tanner and Katie Renwick were named first-team Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference in a vote of league coaches.
On the street
May 9, 2002
Asked at Hy-Vee Is suspension an appropriate punishment for hazing?
M. Myrlene Brungardt
May 9, 2002
Memorial services for M. Myrlene Brungardt, 61, Great Bend, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Great Bend Family Mortuary. Inurnment will be in Great Bend Cemetery. Mrs. Brungardt died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Hutchinson Hospital.
Grateful group
May 9, 2002
To the editor: I wanted to take a moment to extend my sincere gratitude to an outstanding group of people who have done so much for the Lawrence community. The St. Patrick’s Day committee comes together each year in November to begin planning one of the most successful (and fun) parades to hit Lawrence. This year, our organization, the Douglas County Infant-Toddler Coordinating Council (ICC), was fortunate enough to be chosen as the beneficiary for the committee’s fund-raising efforts. The ICC provides services and support to children, ages birth to 3, who are experiencing challenges due to disability or developmental delay.
Hazing advisory group in works
May 9, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Concerned parents took initial steps Wednesday to form a group dedicated to ending entrenched traditions of hazing in Lawrence public schools. Dick Patterson, principal of Lawrence High School, sought their help after weekend hazing incidents that resulted in suspension of 16 seniors at LHS. The seniors, including seven members of the baseball team, were punished for running sophomores through a paddle line in the middle of the night. Â Online extra: Vote in the poll
Friends mourn loss of school volunteer
May 9, 2002
By Mindie Paget Just about everyone who lives in this area knew Coleen Babbitt. When the Santa Fe Trail High School football team made it to bi-district this year, Babbitt had a cookout for the boys, her senior son, Ryan, among them.
Volunteers needed through summer
May 9, 2002
Women Build, a branch of Habitat for Humanity, will begin building a home for a Lawrence single mother and her three children at 9 a.m. Saturday at 1809 Atherton Court. After that, volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until the house is completed, probably in August. Habitat provides the tools and materials.
Briefly
May 9, 2002
Warrant issue raised in Skakel murder trial Fraud fighters target ab exercise belts Suspect arrested in 1960s murder ACLU to challenge abstinence programs
Lawrence briefs
May 9, 2002
Bomb threat leads police to search Lawrence High Driver arrested after allegedly hitting police car KU changing phone numbers Brain researcher to speak today at KU about memory
6Sports video report: Lawrence Invite tournament heated despite weather
May 9, 2002
St. Thomas Aquinas topped the team scores, and Gary Woodward of Shawnee Heights took the individual crown.
Weather funnels through area
May 9, 2002
By Terry Rombeck and Mindie Paget Feisty spring weather continued to be a fright-monger for some and a source of fascination for others as tornadoes hit at least three areas of northeast Kansas. Joy Moser, public information officer for the Adjutant General’s Office, said Jefferson and Leavenworth counties were the hardest hit. A tornado was reported on the ground about 6:55 p.m. near Perry Lake, where it overturned boats in the marina and tore the roof off an outbuilding near Winchester, Moser said. Â Report any storm damage to us at 785-832-NEWS.
Shutdown of Farmland fertilizer plant costing more jobs in Lawrence
May 9, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A year-long production shutdown at Lawrence’s Farmland Nitrogen Fertilizer plant is costing the community another 15 jobs. An official with BOC Gases confirmed Wednesday the company is in the process of phasing out its Lawrence operations. The Murray Hill, N.J.-based company already has released or reassigned about 15 truck drivers and production workers.
Firebirds claim 2-0 softball victory in completion of suspended game
May 9, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Free State senior Kasey Asher wasn’t about to let this one get away. She didn’t care that Wednesday’s continuing series with rival Lawrence High was starting its second day or had moved to its third location.
Students of Year took different paths to Haskell
May 9, 2002
By Dave Ranney Five years ago, when Erika Washee Stanley arrived at Haskell Indian Nations University, she didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life. “I didn’t have much direction,” she said. “I knew I wanted to come to Haskell, but that was about it.”
Single mom and children to own next Habitat house
May 9, 2002
By Jan Biles For several months, Onechanh Rattanavongsy and her three small children have been living in a single room in her sister’s mobile home in Lawrence. Living in cramped quarters is nothing new for Rattanavongsy. She grew up in a poor family in Laos, the eighth of 10 children.
Planners weigh change limiting code variances
May 9, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners can bend development rules when they think it’s proper. But they  and their critics  don’t often agree about when that’s the case. That could soon change.
Stovall reveals wedding plans
May 9, 2002
Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall, who recently pulled out of the Republican race for the governor’s office, on Wednesday announced her plans to marry.
Home on the road
Big-rig drivers lead nomadic life on the NASCAR circuit
May 9, 2002
Rodney and Kay Pickler have the greatest jobs in the world. They are drivers on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit.
Baseball briefs
May 9, 2002
Everett on disabled list M’s shelve Nelson Reliever appeals fine Osborne out 15 days
Return to Indy suits Rahal
Former champion back at track this time as car owner
May 9, 2002
The billboard across the street from the speedway looks like a greeting for a long-lost friend: “Look who’s back in town.”
Stokes to leave Missouri
May 9, 2002
Sophomore point guard Wesley Stokes will transfer from Missouri at the end of this semester, but hasn’t said where he will go.
Minnesota’s Radke smothers Royals - Twins 3, Royals 1
May 9, 2002
After relying on his teammates to make all the plays, Brad Radke wasn’t about to take much credit. Radke pitched a five-hitter, without any strikeouts, for Minnesota’s first complete game of the season as the Twins defeated Kansas City, 3-1, Wednesday night.
Cardinal defends priest’s transfer
May 9, 2002
Cardinal Bernard Law answered lawyers’ questions in a rare deposition of a high-ranking church leader Wednesday and insisted he relied on the advice of doctors and subordinates when he approved the transfer of a priest accused of molesting children. The deposition was ordered in a lawsuit filed by 86 people who say Law and the Boston Archdiocese failed to protect youngsters from the Rev. John Geoghan, who has been accused of sexually abusing more than 130 children in three decades.
Celtics deadlock series with Pistons
Pierce leads five Boston players in double figures with 22 points in 85-77 victory
May 9, 2002
The Boston Celtics showed there’s more to their team than just Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker.
KU sets final exam
May 9, 2002
Kansas University has announced this final exam:
Telitha M. Pummer
May 9, 2002
The Truth’ is out of here
Long, strange TV journey of ‘The X-Files’ ends this month
May 9, 2002
C’mon over here and let us plant a big farewell kiss on dark, droll, gory, sexy, devious, paranoid, sly, subversive, baffling, marvelous you “The X-Files.”
KCK hailing gaming proposal
Kansas Speedway area may be target for slots, other casino gambling
May 9, 2002
Some officials who gathered Wednesday at the Kansas Speedway left no doubt about their desire to see legalized gambling expanded in the state. “Dearly beloved, please give us casino gambling in Wyandotte County,” Leon Daggett, general manager of the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, said in opening remarks during the racetrack’s media day.
Briefcase
May 9, 2002
SEC OKs rules to curb conflicts of interest Wichita council approves bonds for Cessna center Bush chooses nominees for Federal Reserve Board KPMG to buy some offices of embattled Andersen
Daily ticker
May 9, 2002
Farm bill denies free trade
May 9, 2002
By Andres Oppenheimer Knight Ridder Newspapers A Bush administration-backed bill to give massive subsidies to U.S. farmers will have a devastating effect on many Latin American countries, especially on financially strapped agricultural exporters such as Argentina. The $180 billion U.S. farm bill, which was approved by the U.S. House last week and the Senate Wednesday, makes a mockery of U.S. claims to be the world champion of free trade. It is election-year politicking at its worst, and the rest of the world is noticing.
Naturopath issue
May 9, 2002
Kansas AD eager to speak to KUAC board
May 9, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Members of the Kansas University Athletic Corporation board won’t have to ask Al Bohl to talk about the Fresno State flap today. Bohl, KU’s athletic director since last summer, says he’ll bring up the subject of his former school’s financial woes during today’s KUAC board meeting at Parrott Complex.
LHS golfers fourth at Lawrence Invitational
May 9, 2002
By Doug Pacey Golf coaches Ron Commons and Jack Schreiner are telling their respective teams the same things these days. “We’re progressing nicely and improving.”
Hershiser resigning from FSHS girls basketball post
May 9, 2002
Craig Hershiser, who compiled a 41-46 record in four years as Free State High’s girls basketball coach, has resigned. His resignation was one of four announced Wednesday by FSHS athletic director Steve Grant. The others were: assistant football coach Mike Hill; assistant wrestling coach Anthony Brixious; and head cheerleading coach Cheryl Slack.
Lawrence computer security firm to be sold
May 9, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A Lawrence-based firm that helps companies with the security of their computer networks is being sold, creating the possibility of a cutback in its 15-person area work force. Secure Network Group, 1008 N.H., said Wednesday it had signed a letter of intent to sell the company’s assets to RedSiren Technologies of Pittsburgh. Terms were not disclosed.
Births
May 9, 2002
David and Misty Klima, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. Paula and Travis Hilton, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
Hazing advisory group in works
May 9, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Concerned parents took initial steps Wednesday to form a group dedicated to ending entrenched traditions of hazing in Lawrence public schools. Dick Patterson, principal of Lawrence High School, sought their help after weekend hazing incidents that resulted in suspension of 16 seniors at LHS. The seniors, including seven members of the baseball team, were punished for running sophomores through a paddle line in the middle of the night. Online extra: Vote in the poll
Senators oppose farm bill
May 9, 2002
Sen. Pat Roberts, architect of the market-oriented 1996 farm reforms, and Sen. Sam Brownback voted Wednesday against the farm bill speeding toward the president’s desk. The Democratic-controlled Senate approved the legislation, 64-35, despite the objections of Roberts, Brownback and other Republicans who called it too expensive and a return to Depression-era farm policy. The measure won passage in the House on a 280-141 vote last Thursday, and President Bush is expected to sign it into law.
Horoscopes
May 9, 2002
Well Being
May 9, 2002
Paralyzed actor spearheads effort for resource center Immunization panel urges flu shots for babies ‘Bacne’ needn’t make you keep skin under wraps
May 9, 2002
By Andrew Hartsock Jeff Gordon is in a nasty slump. Gordon, a four-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion, has plummeted to sixth in this year’s standings.
Briefly
May 9, 2002
Environmental lawsuit seeks chocolate warning Police memorial adds names of 9-11 victims Scientists map bacterium genome
People
May 9, 2002
Chelsea a sex symbol INS delivers good news Xena’s little prince Stallone keeps the faith
Suspect confesses to mailbox bombs
May 9, 2002
The FBI said Wednesday that 21-year-old college student Luke Helder had confessed to planting 18 pipe bombs in rural mailboxes in five states. Six people were injured in the spree. Using a map, Helder pointed to towns where he placed eight bombs in Illinois and Iowa on Friday, FBI agent Mark Heavrin said in an affidavit.
Planners weigh change limiting code variances
May 9, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners can bend development rules when they think it’s proper. But they and their critics don’t often agree about when that’s the case. That could soon change.
Lawrence briefs
May 9, 2002
 Bomb threat leads police to search Lawrence High  Driver arrested after allegedly hitting police car  KU changing phone numbers  Brain researcher to speak today at KU about memory
Weather funnels through area
May 9, 2002
By Terry Rombeck and Mindie Paget Feisty spring weather continued to be a fright-monger for some and a source of fascination for others as tornadoes hit at least three areas of northeast Kansas. Joy Moser, public information officer for the Adjutant General’s Office, said Jefferson and Leavenworth counties were the hardest hit. A tornado was reported on the ground about 6:55 p.m. near Perry Lake, where it overturned boats in the marina and tore the roof off an outbuilding near Winchester, Moser said. Report any storm damage to us at 785-832-NEWS.
World Online: Arts & Entertainment Calendar
May 9, 2002
Making a difference
May 9, 2002
J-W Editorials Teachers may not get enough credit, but they should never doubt that they make a difference. This editorial didn’t get written in time for National Teacher Day on Tuesday, but it’s better late than never. Besides, just about any day seems like a good day to praise a group of people who get too little credit for the contribution they make to our society.
County to consider plan to save WRAP program
May 9, 2002
By Mark Fagan James White doesn’t know the particulars about Douglas County’s impending budget crunch, but he knows a valuable program when he sees one. That’s why the superintendent of Baldwin public schools recently offered his personal testimonial for the WRAP program, which puts mental-health professionals in public schools to help students manage during trying times.
BOC Gases closing facility
Shutdown of Farmland fertilizer plant costing more jobs in Lawrence
May 9, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A year-long production shutdown at Lawrence’s Farmland Nitrogen Fertilizer plant is costing the community another 15 jobs. An official with BOC Gases confirmed Wednesday the company is in the process of phasing out its Lawrence operations. The Murray Hill, N.J.-based company already has released or reassigned about 15 truck drivers and production workers.
County to consider plan to save WRAP program
May 9, 2002
By Mark Fagan James White doesn’t know the particulars about Douglas County’s impending budget crunch, but he knows a valuable program when he sees one. That’s why the superintendent of Baldwin public schools recently offered his personal testimonial for the WRAP program, which puts mental-health professionals in public schools to help students manage during trying times.
Students of Year took different paths to Haskell
May 9, 2002
By Dave Ranney Five years ago, when Erika Washee Stanley arrived at Haskell Indian Nations University, she didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life. “I didn’t have much direction,” she said. “I knew I wanted to come to Haskell, but that was about it.”
Gordon not worried about ‘slump’
May 9, 2002
By Andrew Hartsock Jeff Gordon is in a nasty slump. Gordon, a four-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion, has plummeted to sixth in this year’s standings.
Briefly
May 9, 2002
Stovall reveals wedding plans Compromise reached on Church of the Nativity Military commander chosen Navy jets crash in Gulf