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Fugitive found in Oklahoma
May 10, 2002
(Updated Friday at 10:03 p.m.) A 29-year-old man who escaped last month from the Douglas County Jail was arrested Friday evening in Oklahoma, a Douglas County Sheriff’s department spokeswoman said.
Sunny skies greet Haskell graduation
May 10, 2002
(Updated Friday at 10:02 p.m.) Under a bright blue sky, 170 Haskell Indian Nations University students graduated Friday during annual commencement activities.
Palestinians leave besieged Bethlehem church
May 10, 2002
(Updated Friday at 8:58 a.m.) BETHLEHEM, West Bank A tense standoff between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen at the Church of the Nativity ended after 39 days Friday, with 13 suspected militants flown into European exile and 26 released into the Gaza Strip.
Patrol U.S. 59
May 10, 2002
Arts notes
May 10, 2002
Author to give motivational talk Photographers show works in Ottawa Jazz singer to take stage at Gem Theater
Sound off
May 10, 2002
What activities are available for older people in a college town like Lawrence? The Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt., is offering an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday where visitors can learn about programs and classes offered by the center. For more information, contact the center at 842-0543.
Area briefs
May 10, 2002
 Police arrest suspect after gunshots fired  Felon sentenced to prison after gun incident, chase  Retired cardiologist gives $520,000 to KU Med Center  Lawrence art show explores answer to society’s problems
Butch Vig, Garbage recover from a variety of ills
May 10, 2002
By Jon Niccum “We’re not a band that likes the sun,” said Garbage’s Butch Vig. “If you’re a Blink-182 from California, you can go on stage and jump around in your boxer shorts. But we’re from Wisconsin and Scotland. We like mood lighting. We need all the mood lighting we can get.” Vig, the drummer/producer of the multiplatinum Garbage, is looking even more pale of late. A confrontation with a raw oyster got him hospitalized, leading to some scrambling while the band was in the midst of an international tour for its third album, “Beautifulgarbage.”
Governor encourages House members to accept budget proposal
May 10, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves on Thursday voiced support for a Senate-approved tax increase of nearly $300 million and then stirred a political hornet’s nest by planning to rally fellow Republican moderates at a dinner in Wichita. Graves and Republican legislative leaders met privately in House Speaker Kent Glasscock’s office to talk about budget and tax issues after the Senate approved an increase in the state sales, cigarette and liquor taxes, and reinstated the inheritance tax on certain relatives.
Sunny skies greet Haskell graduation
May 10, 2002
(Updated Friday at 10:02 p.m.) Under a bright blue sky, 170 Haskell Indian Nations University students graduated Friday during annual commencement activities.
Budget setback makes officials look beyond summer-school cut for savings
May 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney Citing funding shortfalls, Haskell Indian Nations University officials on Thursday said they might have to reduce next year’s enrollment by about 100 students. Fee increases also are being considered. The situation is dire, said Bob Goombi, budget specialist at Haskell.
FSHS takes two from SM East on Senior Day
May 10, 2002
By Doug Pacey Felicia Freeman was in the middle of throwing a perfect game, but you wouldn’t have known it by the way she was acting between innings. The Free State High sophomore didn’t sit alone at the end of the bench away from her teammates. Instead, she grooved to Eminem’s latest hit single with fellow Firebirds Jenny Gwaltney and Jamie Stanclift in the dugout during the third inning.
Firebirds claim sweep
FSHS takes two from SM East on Senior Day
May 10, 2002
By Doug Pacey Felicia Freeman was in the middle of throwing a perfect game, but you wouldn’t have known it by the way she was acting between innings. The Free State High sophomore didn’t sit alone at the end of the bench away from her teammates. Instead, she grooved to Eminem’s latest hit single with fellow Firebirds Jenny Gwaltney and Jamie Stanclift in the dugout during the third inning.
Sosa angered by Cardinals’ accusations
May 10, 2002
Sammy Sosa denied suggestions by St. Louis pitching coach Dave Duncan that Cubs coaches signaled him pitch locations during a game against the Cardinals.
Brewers halt road losing streak
Two home runs by Hernandez propel Milwaukee past Cubs
May 10, 2002
Jose Hernandez spent six seasons with the Chicago Cubs and he knows what it means when the wind is whipping the flags and blowing out with great force at Wrigley Field.
Annabelle Spicer
May 10, 2002
Area briefs
May 10, 2002
Police arrest suspect after gunshots fired Felon sentenced to prison after gun incident, chase Retired cardiologist gives $520,000 to KU Med Center Lawrence art show explores answer to society’s problems
On the record
May 10, 2002
Sheriff says ‘smiley face’ was behind bomb plan
May 10, 2002
The 21-year-old college art student accused of putting pipe bombs in mailboxes in five states told authorities he was trying to make a “smiley face” pattern on the map, a sheriff said Thursday. The first 16 bombs were arranged in two circles, one in Illinois and Iowa and the other in Nebraska. On a map, the circles could resemble the eyes of the popular 1970s happiness symbol. The final two bombs, found in Colorado and Texas, form an arc that could be the beginning of a smile.
Research reveals widespread hazing
May 10, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A high school golf team member was left virtually hairless when duct tape wrapped around his body was pulled off after a hazing ritual. Underclassmen paid tribute to seniors in high school band by rustling them out of bed before dawn for a special breakfast.
State briefs
May 10, 2002
Accident on I-35 claims three lives Suspect convicted in kidnapping-murder Kansans headed to teachers’ hall Low water levels cause power plant shutdown
Lane savors career role in ‘Unfaithful’
May 10, 2002
By Jon Niccum Since appearing on the cover of Time magazine at the age of 14 under the heading “Hollywood Whiz Kids,” Diane Lane has enjoyed a steady film career. Steady but not outstanding. She’s found leading parts in major films that didn’t live up to commercial expectations (“The Cotton Club,” “The Outsiders”) and starred in blockbusters where her thankless roles were merely window dressing (“A Perfect Storm”). Now in her late 30s, the New York-bred actress has spent the last few years playing moms and schoolteachers in lackluster pictures (“Hardball,” “The Glass House”) that didn’t capitalize on her many talents.
Garbage man
Butch Vig, Garbage recover from a variety of ills
May 10, 2002
By Jon Niccum “We’re not a band that likes the sun,” said Garbage’s Butch Vig. “If you’re a Blink-182 from California, you can go on stage and jump around in your boxer shorts. But we’re from Wisconsin and Scotland. We like mood lighting. We need all the mood lighting we can get.” Vig, the drummer/producer of the multiplatinum Garbage, is looking even more pale of late. A confrontation with a raw oyster got him hospitalized, leading to some scrambling while the band was in the midst of an international tour for its third album, “Beautifulgarbage.”
Precious Doe’ DNA results expected today
KC Police refuse to speculate on possible match with Florida girl
May 10, 2002
Results of DNA tests to determine if a girl found beheaded here last year is a missing 5-year-old from Miami should be released today, police said. A news conference to discuss the results has been scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Kansas City Police headquarters.
Turbulent times for airlines
May 10, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Donald Carty has lost one of life’s lotteries. He is CEO of an airline American, the world’s largest. The view from his office, hard by Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, is flat and sunny. That is not the condition of the airline industry.
Tired of equality’s little lies
May 10, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald This is for everybody who hates “African-Americans.” Meaning the term, if not necessarily the people it connotes. Our scene is a mountaintop in Virginia, home to a mansion called Monticello, which was, in turn, home to Thomas Jefferson. And a slave named Sally Hemings.
Hazing history
May 10, 2002
38-day standoff ends at Church of Nativity
May 10, 2002
Suspected Palestinian militants wanted by Israel began leaving the Church of the Nativity after daybreak today, marking the end of a 5 1/2-week standoff over the traditional birthplace of Jesus. Under the deal, the first people emerging were 13 gunmen to be deported to Cyprus and then to European countries, officials said. They were to be followed by 26 people who were to be taken to Gaza and about 85 civilians, who were to be freed.
Redistricting deadlock could alter primaries
May 10, 2002
The inability of legislative negotiators to agree on a plan for redrawing U.S. House districts has Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh worried about the state’s primary election calendar. Three senators and three House members appointed to draft the final version of a congressional redistricting bill didn’t meet Thursday.
KU reading program celebrates its millionth student
May 10, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Alyssa Paul loves adventure and mystery novels, but on Thursday she made the history books. The fourth-grader was introduced as the millionth reader to enter the Kansas University Reading Program for Children during a ceremony at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
Research reveals widespread hazing
May 10, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A high school golf team member was left virtually hairless when duct tape wrapped around his body was pulled off after a hazing ritual. Underclassmen paid tribute to seniors in high school band by rustling them out of bed before dawn for a special breakfast.
Lions, Firebirds deadlock for first time in series history
May 10, 2002
By Andy Samuelson “Everyone plays but few ever truly COMPETE.” That slogan  emblazoned on the black T-shirts of Free State High soccer fans  summed it all up Thursday night at FSHS.
Firebirds snap skid, 3-2
May 10, 2002
Free State High’s baseball team tripped Blue Valley North, 3-2, in a pitchers’ duel on Thursday.
Richardson
May 10, 2002
Services for Mariam D. “Dee” Richardson, 95, DeSoto, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at DeSoto United Methodist Church. Burial will be in DeSoto Cemetery. Mrs. Richardson died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Royal Terrace Nursing Home, Olathe.
Tomm Hobbs
May 10, 2002
No services are planned for Tomm Hobbs, 52, Wellsville. He died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Rural accidents analyzed
May 10, 2002
By Mark Fagan If you crashed your car last year on a Douglas County road, chances are you were a teen-age guy driving too fast early one Friday evening  in daylight, in good weather, on a blacktop road that was dry, straight and level. And you hit an animal, most likely a deer.  Online extra: Douglas County accident data report
City athlete of the week: Ashley Jackson, Free State High
May 10, 2002
Jackson, a ninth-grader at Southwest Junior High, won the 200 freestyle (1:56.67) and 500 freestyle (5:12.37) at the Sunflower League meet on Saturday at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Hurricanes capsize Canadians in OT
Carolina scores four unanswered goals in 4-3 win; Blues lose game, Pronger
May 10, 2002
When Carolina began crowding goalie Jose Theodore in the third period, Montreal coach Michel Therrien lost his cool. Then the Canadiens lost their momentum and an important game.
Former KU nursing dean to have book signing
May 10, 2002
A former dean of the Kansas University School of Nursing will promote her new book Monday at the KU Medical Center.
Democrats, GOP spar over judicial nominations
May 10, 2002
The Senate confirmed two federal judges from Texas Thursday amid a weeklong skirmish between Republicans and Democrats over which party has been most wronged in a judicial confirmation process.
Senior response
May 10, 2002
Chamber studies fund-raising
Firm hired to look into possible campaign for economic development
May 10, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has hired a consulting firm to study the feasibility of starting a fund-raising campaign that would ask Douglas County residents to donate money to support economic development activities. Bill Sepic, chamber president, said Thursday the organization has hired Atlanta-based National Community Development Services to begin talking with business leaders and other “well-established” Douglas County residents to assess whether there would be support for a private fund-raising campaign.
Briefcase
May 10, 2002
Companies warned about doing business in Mississippi Three suspects indicted for bank fraud in Wichita Stanley seeks to cut taxes Ford forecasting profit
People
May 10, 2002
Ozzy and kin pen memoirs Deal puts Mariah back in action Autopsy: Staley died of overdose
NASCAR veterans set pace
When it comes to aggressive racing, experienced drivers serve as jury
May 10, 2002
After Kevin Harvick’s roughhousing in a racecar went too far last month and got him banned from a NASCAR race, former champion Rusty Wallace gave the youngster some fatherly advice.
Stoudamire faces drug charge
May 10, 2002
Portland guard Damon Stoudamire and his father face felony marijuana possession charges while a grand jury considers whether to indict them.
City schools play 1-all tie
Lions, Firebirds deadlock for first time in series history
May 10, 2002
By Andy Samuelson “Everyone plays but few ever truly COMPETE.” That slogan emblazoned on the black T-shirts of Free State High soccer fans summed it all up Thursday night at FSHS.
Graves supports Senate tax plan
Governor encourages House members to accept budget proposal
May 10, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves on Thursday voiced support for a Senate-approved tax increase of nearly $300 million and then stirred a political hornet’s nest by planning to rally fellow Republican moderates at a dinner in Wichita. Graves and Republican legislative leaders met privately in House Speaker Kent Glasscock’s office to talk about budget and tax issues after the Senate approved an increase in the state sales, cigarette and liquor taxes, and reinstated the inheritance tax on certain relatives.
Potter book unlikely this year
May 10, 2002
Fans eagerly awaiting what happens next to Harry Potter probably will have to wait until next year.
Board faces open meeting complaint
May 10, 2002
The owner of a camp for juvenile offenders has accused the Goddard school board of violating the Kansas Open Meetings Act. Dick Kelsey, owner of King’s Camp near Goddard and Lake Afton, contended the board went into executive session to discuss and make a decision about his proposal on education at the camp. He filed a formal complaint against the board with Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall’s office, which sent it to Sedgwick County Dist. Atty. Nola Foulston.
Horoscopes
May 10, 2002
Rural accidents analyzed
May 10, 2002
By Mark Fagan If you crashed your car last year on a Douglas County road, chances are you were a teen-age guy driving too fast early one Friday evening in daylight, in good weather, on a blacktop road that was dry, straight and level. And you hit an animal, most likely a deer. Online extra: Douglas County accident data report
Bosox bag ninth straight
Lowe pitches Boston past Oakland, 5-1
May 10, 2002
Derek Lowe’s finish was better than his start and that’s all that mattered for the Boston Red Sox.
Hornets sting Nets, Kidd
May 10, 2002
David Wesley had a big red knot on his forehead and a splitting headache. He had ice packs on both knees and his right elbow while both of his feet soaked in water.
New Guy’ a waste
May 10, 2002
There are smart movies and funny movies on the subject of white kids taking on a black “gangsta” pose as an identity in high school. “The New Guy” is neither. This comedy from one of the writers of “There’s Something About Mary” is just a random sampling of riffs on the idea. Every time it is about to reach a comic or intellectual epiphany, it sputters, wasting another perfectly good moment.
Taking bets?
May 10, 2002
J-W Editorials The possibility of expanded gambling opportunities in Kansas may be gaining steam. Efforts to expand gambling in Kansas have turned into something of a horse race. The odds that someone is going to be operating slot machines in Wyandotte County and perhaps other locations in the state are good, but it’s difficult to handicap who has the best chance of making that happen.
On the street
May 10, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library How much time do you spend reading during the week?
Local briefs
May 10, 2002
Crime: Trial date set for defendant in Jefferson County slaying Oskaloosa A trial date has been set for the man accused of organizing the burglary that led to Clarence Rinke’s shotgun slaying. Noah J. Gleason, 42, rural Lawrence, on Thursday pleaded innocent in Jefferson County District Court to first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit burglary and intimidation of a witness. His trial, which prosecutors expect to last three days, will begin July 31. Gleason is accused of organizing an Oct. 14, 1999, burglary that, according to authorities, also involved Charolette M. Bennett, 29, Lawrence, and Collin E. Cady, 32, McLouth, at Rinke’s rural Jefferson County home. Cady testified at an earlier hearing that he and Rinke were fighting over Cady’s shotgun when the gun fired, killing Rinke. Bennett is charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, and Cady is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit burglary. Gleason and Cady are jailed on $500,000 bond. Bennett is in jail on a $250,000 bond. __________ Lawrence district: Special education director to be honored with send-off The Lawrence public school district’s director of special services will be the subject tonight of a special send-off. Doug Eicher, who has coordinated special-education programs in the district since 1995, will be honored from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sunflower School, 2521 Inverness Drive. Students, parents, teachers and friends are welcome. Eicher accepted the job of superintendent of schools in Milford, Neb. He grew up in the town 20 miles west of Lincoln, Neb. In Lawrence, Eicher is credited with ushering in a new era of “inclusion,” in which students with disabilities are placed in regular classrooms in their neighborhood schools. He’s also worked to improve assistive technology available to students. At this point, budget problems have prevented the Lawrence district from hiring a replacement for Eicher. __________ Community service: Volunteers welcome to help with Kansas River cleanup Volunteers with work gloves, shovels and trash bags will launch a small flotilla of canoes Saturday to clean up the Kansas River between Lawrence and Perry. Volunteers are scheduled to meet at 8 a.m. at the Lawrence KOA, 1473 U.S. Highway 40. Those interested in participating should call 842-3877 to reserve a canoe. Participants are urged to bring their lunch and plenty to drink. __________ 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.
Some drivers enjoy many Mother’s Days
May 10, 2002
NASCAR prides itself on being a family sport, and gives its competitors Mother’s Day off.
Royals rally to win Mizerock’s home debut - Kansas City 5, Cleveland 3
May 10, 2002
John Mizerock got off to a good start at Kauffman Stadium. After going 1-7 on Kansas City’s road trip, the Royals’ interim manager won his home debut Thursday night.
6Sports video report: Two KU softball players receive academic honors
May 10, 2002
Shelly Musser and Courteny Wright are named to the Verizon Academics All-District Seven team.
KU reading program celebrates its millionth student
May 10, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Alyssa Paul loves adventure and mystery novels, but on Thursday she made the history books. The fourth-grader was introduced as the millionth reader to enter the Kansas University Reading Program for Children during a ceremony at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
Bohl defends record during Fresno State tenure
May 10, 2002
By Chuck Woodling An impassioned Al Bohl told his side of the story on Thursday afternoon, and the Kansas University Athletic Corporation board believed him. “I did nothing inappropriately,” stressed Bohl, KU’s athletic director for the last nine months.
Senior response
May 10, 2002
To the editor: In the May 7 issue of the Journal-World, there was an article on hazing at the high schools. While I agree that hazing cannot be tolerated at any location, the article led readers to a false conclusion: that hazing was a problem at both the city’s high schools.
Richard W. Dillon
May 10, 2002
Memorial services for Richard W. Dillon, 74, Hutchinson, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Hutchinson. Private family entombment will be at Fairlawn Mausoleum, Hutchinson. Mr. Dillon died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Hutchinson Hospital.
Policing seat belts
May 10, 2002
Hazing history
May 10, 2002
To the editor: In response to the story about the high school hazing, back in spring of 1997 my stepson was kidnapped by LHS seniors. His arms, legs, and body were duct-taped together. He could not walk and could barely move and he was also duct-taped around his neck, and over his mouth and nose making it difficult to breath. He was then left in an alley here in Lawrence and was aided by someone who lived nearby. (At the same time a girl from LHS was duct-taped to a tree in the same fashion.)
Briefly
May 10, 2002
CIA targets Afghan warlord Coast Guard calls off search for seven missing in crash Investigators claim link between drug ring, terrorists
Briefly
May 10, 2002
Murderer apologizes before being executed Bill Gates’ foundation starts nutrition alliance 47-mile-long iceberg breaks off ice shelf State senator, father surrender in bribe case
What’s Online - See how they’re biting on the web
May 10, 2002
Dave Toplikar discusses how to use fishing.lawrence.com to learn everything there is to know about local fishing conditions.
Local briefs
May 10, 2002
KU players tapped Softball this weekend Garland signs with BU
Firebirds snap skid, 3-2
May 10, 2002
Free State High’s baseball team tripped Blue Valley North, 3-2, in a pitchers’ duel on Thursday.
D’backs won’t close roof for Schilling
May 10, 2002
Retracting his position on the Bank One Ballpark retractable roof, managing general partner Jerry Colangelo says the Diamondbacks’ starting pitcher will no longer have input on the roof’s status.
Baseball briefs
May 10, 2002
Astros’ Pichardo reveals retirement Franco’s career could be finished
Sasaki returns to Japan
May 10, 2002
Mariners closer Kazuhiro Sasaki left the team Thursday to fly to Japan and take care of some family business, leaving the Seattle bullpen short another key member.
Mizerock hoping to stay on job
May 10, 2002
Kansas City Royals interim manager John Mizerock made it clear before managing his first home game Thursday that he wants the job full-time.
Duncan named MVP
May 10, 2002
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan edged New Jersey Nets guard Jason Kidd for NBA MVP honors Thursday in the award’s fifth-closest finish since the media began voting in 1981.
Sacramento dunks Dallas
May 10, 2002
Thousands of cowbells and a couple of ankle injuries weren’t enough to slow down the Sacramento Kings.
Kansas City skyscraper refurbishing plans advance
May 10, 2002
The proposed redevelopment of a historic downtown skyscraper into 220 upscale apartments took a big step forward Thursday with the hiring of architects and the purchase of land for parking.
Storm preparation is life-saver
May 10, 2002
Artie Patrick knows what saved his family’s life when a tornado ripped his home open Tuesday night.
Richard W. Dillon
May 10, 2002
Charles M. Warner
May 10, 2002
Mariam D. ‘Dee’ Richardson
May 10, 2002
Mail carriers staging food drive
May 10, 2002
By Mindie Paget Helping feed Douglas County’s homeless and needy could be as simple as setting out a few cans or boxes of food with your mail on Saturday.
House prepares to pass $383 billion defense spending bill
May 10, 2002
House Republicans pushed on Thursday for approval of the biggest increase in military spending in a generation to help fight the war on terrorism, including money for a new mobile artillery cannon the Pentagon doesn’t want.
Bacteria ‘fingerprints’ could catch bioterrorists
May 10, 2002
Scientists have mapped distinctive traits in the genetic sequence of the anthrax strain used in last fall’s Florida bioterrorist attack, demonstrating that the new science of genomics can identify “fingerprints” in deadly microbes and help track down those who use them as weapons, scientists reported Thursday.
Maryland suspends executions pending racial fairness study
May 10, 2002
Following the example set by Illinois two years ago, Gov. Parris Glendening Thursday suspended all executions in Maryland while a study is done on whether the death penalty is meted out in a racially discriminatory way. Glendening, a Democrat who is barred from seeking a third term this fall, blocked next week’s lethal injection of 44-year-old Wesley Baker and said he would stay any other executions that come before him in his eight months left in office.
Soggy course could pose problems
May 10, 2002
Ed Dougherty figures his record 22-under-par total in last year’s TD Waterhouse Championship won’t even be approached in this week’s water-soaked event. One of the wettest springs in Kansas City’s recent history has saturated the par-72, 6,929-yard Tiffany Greens layout. The field for Kansas City’s 12th annual Senior PGA Tour event is stronger than ever. But the scores may not reflect it.
Title IX still wrestling with gender equity
Revolution of women’s sports has come at expense of men’s programs
May 10, 2002
Marilyn McNeil’s formula for gender equality in college sports sounds fairly simple: Instead of wiping out an entire men’s wrestling program to find money for women’s teams, why not cut the 92nd player on the football team?
Gonzalez rejects Chiefs offer
GM furious tight end turned down record-breaking deal
May 10, 2002
Tony Gonzalez has turned down the biggest bonus and the most money ever offered an NFL tight end, according to Carl Peterson, president and general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Ex-MU, Irish coach Devine dies at 77
May 10, 2002
Dan Devine groomed Joe Montana for greatness and won a national football title at Notre Dame. A master motivator and stickler for details, he sometimes angered his players but usually brought out their best.
Rufus Wainwright concert a family affair
Rufus Wainwright - Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS - 05/09/2002
May 10, 2002
By Michael Newman During Rufus Wainwright’s Thursday night appearance at Lawrence’s Liberty Hall he demonstrated all the elements of both his talent and his personality that guarantee that even if he never rises above cult status, that status is likely to last and last.
House vote targets Microsoft litigation
May 10, 2002
The House is trying to end the state’s participation in an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft. On a voice vote Thursday, the House added a provision to a budget cleanup bill to prevent Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall’s office from spending money on litigation against the computer software giant. The prohibition would apply during the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.
Panel delays gaming vote
May 10, 2002
A Senate panel plans to test its luck today with a measure expanding gambling in Kansas. The Senate Judiciary Committee decided Thursday to delay a vote on the measure after members asked for more time to consider proposed amendments. Some members said they were concerned about the bill and wanted time to look at other options for expanding gambling in the state.
Slain student’s life celebrated
Service marks anniversary of Shannon Martin’s death
May 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney About 40 people gathered outside Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., on Thursday for a memorial service commemorating Shannon Martin, a Kansas University student who was stabbed to death nearly a year ago in Costa Rica, eight days before she was to graduate.
Stop day walking tour of KU is today
Professor emeritus to lead annual trek around campus
May 10, 2002
“Perspectives on the Monuments of Mount Oread: A Stop Day Walking Tour of Kansas University” will be led by Kansas University professor emeritus Ted Johnson from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Participants can come and go during the tour.
Area athlete of the week: Eric Black, Baldwin
May 10, 2002
Black, who signed on Sunday to run track at Kansas University, won the 400 in 50.6 seconds and ran a 1:55.9 split on Baldwin’s 4x800 relay that set a school record of 8:06.1 at Wellsville’s Redbud Classic.
Haskell considers enrollment limits
Budget setback makes officials look beyond summer-school cut for savings
May 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney Citing funding shortfalls, Haskell Indian Nations University officials on Thursday said they might have to reduce next year’s enrollment by about 100 students. Fee increases also are being considered. The situation is dire, said Bob Goombi, budget specialist at Haskell.
Farmers Market reopens Saturday
Mother’s Day gifts among vendors’ wares
May 10, 2002
By Mindie Paget It just wouldn’t be springtime in Lawrence without the aromatic flowers, fresh produce and neighborly atmosphere that crop up this time of year in a certain Vermont Street parking lot. There, just after sunrise Saturday, the peal of a bell will signal the official opening of the Lawrence Farmers Market’s 28th season and the return of a more personal style of shopping.
House panel rejects tribunal
May 10, 2002
A House panel voted Thursday to bar U.S. cooperation with the new international war crimes tribunal, heeding critics of the court who said it would imperil American troops.
Bush appointee wins civil rights post
May 10, 2002
A federal appeals court unanimously ordered Thursday that a Bush administration appointee be placed on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, overruling a lower court and providing the White House with a victory in a partisan battle over the composition and political voice of the agency.
Blake’s daughter awarded temporary custody of child
May 10, 2002
Robert Blake’s 35-year-old daughter won temporary guardianship Thursday of her baby half sister Rose, the child born of the actor and the woman he is accused of murdering.
R&B singer R. Kelly denies videotaping sex with teen
May 10, 2002
R&B superstar R. Kelly, who has been accused of having sex with an underage girl on videotapes that have circulated across the country, denied the allegations in a television interview on Wednesday.
Mandela praises power of films
May 10, 2002
Now more than ever, films can help foster understanding and respect among people around the world, Nelson Mandela said Wednesday at the start of the Tribeca Film Festival.
Playboy’ feature unoriginal
May 10, 2002
What kind of man still reads Playboy? Seriously, I haven’t got a clue. I am old enough to remember when Hugh Hefner’s monthly was the paragon of sophisticated smut, the one magazine to read if you were thinking of buying a sexy European automobile or outfitting your bachelor pad with the latest hi-fi gadgets. But that was about 10,000 years ago.
Robinson judge finds search legal
Hunt led to discovery of barrel bodies
May 10, 2002
A search that led to the discovery of two bodies on farmland belonging to John E. Robinson Sr. was legal, a Johnson County judge ruled Wednesday. Robinson’s attorneys challenged the legality of the June 2000 search on numerous grounds, including the allegation that police did not have probable cause to search the 17-acre tract in Linn County.
Sharon takes reins in Mideast diplomacy
May 10, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group If President Bush’s hour with Ariel Sharon on Tuesday resembled the hour I had, the White House must be rapidly scaling back its hopes for serious peace talks in the near future between Israel and Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority. The Israeli prime minister has seized the reins of history and intends to drive events in his direction, giving nothing important away to friend or foe.
Consumers curtail spending in April
Discounter leader misses expectations
May 10, 2002
Unseasonable weather and Easter in March tempered retail sales in April for many merchants, including industry leader Wal-Mart Stores Inc., as shoppers found little to draw them to the malls. Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, reported Thursday that sales were up 3.3 percent at stores open at least a year, a figure known as same-store sales. That was at the low end of the company’s forecast for a 3 percent to 5 percent gain, and a bit below the 3.9 percent gain expected by Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Financial/First Call. Total sales were up 9.3 percent.
Daily ticker
May 10, 2002
Biotech companies build close to colleges’ life science expertise
May 10, 2002
Kendall Square in Cambridge is the biotechnology industry’s Garden of Eden, where scientists from nearby universities spun off little companies and began transforming scientific research during the 1970s and ‘80s. Today, 13 of the state’s top 25 biotech firms, accounting for more than $1 billion in research spending, have set up shop within a mile of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and associates like the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Harvard University and its medical school are both just a few miles away.
Charles M. Warner
May 10, 2002
Services for Charles M. Warner, 78, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Newcomer Family Funeral Home, Topeka. Burial will be in Grantville Cemetery. Mr. Warner died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at his home.
Annabelle Spicer
May 10, 2002
Services for Annabelle Spicer, 84, Phillipsburg, will be at 2 p.m. today at United Presbyterian Church, Phillipsburg. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg. Mrs. Spicer died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Phillips County Hospital.
May 10, 2002
By Jon Niccum Since appearing on the cover of Time magazine at the age of 14 under the heading “Hollywood Whiz Kids,” Diane Lane has enjoyed a steady film career. Steady but not outstanding. She’s found leading parts in major films that didn’t live up to commercial expectations (“The Cotton Club,” “The Outsiders”) and starred in blockbusters where her thankless roles were merely window dressing (“A Perfect Storm”). Now in her late 30s, the New York-bred actress has spent the last few years playing moms and schoolteachers in lackluster pictures (“Hardball,” “The Glass House”) that didn’t capitalize on her many talents.
6News video report: Shannon Martin is remembered on KU’s campus
May 10, 2002
It has been a year since Martin’s death, and Karen Bledsoe was in Costa Rica with Shannon’s mother while she tried to find answers about the murder.
6News video report: New data to help analyze county traffic
May 10, 2002
6News reports on how new data will be analyzed to help improve the safety of traffic on county roads.
6News video report: Lack of diversity troubles some in KU’s Greek system
May 10, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the need to bring more ethnic diversity to sororities and fraternities.
Bohl defends record during Fresno State tenure
May 10, 2002
By Chuck Woodling An impassioned Al Bohl told his side of the story on Thursday afternoon, and the Kansas University Athletic Corporation board believed him. “I did nothing inappropriately,” stressed Bohl, KU’s athletic director for the last nine months.
Patrol U.S. 59
May 10, 2002
To the editor: I am not smart, I am not a KU professor, I don’t have a college education, and I am definitely NOT a politician. But I do have a little bit of common sense.
Policing seat belts
May 10, 2002
To the editor: To whoever wrote to Sound Off on April 10 about our police officers not wearing seat belts: Thank You! Yes, we do have police officers that do wear their seat belts, but what really bugs me is to see a carload of children without their seat belts or car seats and a police officer passes them and does not pull them over. It is a state law to wear seat belts. Right? There are signs all over this state that say we are watching Buckle Up. Where are you?
s little lies
May 10, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald This is for everybody who hates “African-Americans.” Meaning the term, if not necessarily the people it connotes. Our scene is a mountaintop in Virginia, home to a mansion called Monticello, which was, in turn, home to Thomas Jefferson. And a slave named Sally Hemings.
Professor emeritus to lead annual trek around campus
May 10, 2002
“Perspectives on the Monuments of Mount Oread: A Stop Day Walking Tour of Kansas University” will be led by Kansas University professor emeritus Ted Johnson from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Participants can come and go during the tour.
s death
May 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney About 40 people gathered outside Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., on Thursday for a memorial service commemorating Shannon Martin, a Kansas University student who was stabbed to death nearly a year ago in Costa Rica, eight days before she was to graduate.
Mail carriers staging food drive
May 10, 2002
By Mindie Paget Helping feed Douglas County’s homeless and needy could be as simple as setting out a few cans or boxes of food with your mail on Saturday.
Firm hired to look into possible campaign for economic development
May 10, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has hired a consulting firm to study the feasibility of starting a fund-raising campaign that would ask Douglas County residents to donate money to support economic development activities. Bill Sepic, chamber president, said Thursday the organization has hired Atlanta-based National Community Development Services to begin talking with business leaders and other “well-established” Douglas County residents to assess whether there would be support for a private fund-raising campaign.
Taking bets?
May 10, 2002
J-W Editorials The possibility of expanded gambling opportunities in Kansas may be gaining steam. Efforts to expand gambling in Kansas have turned into something of a horse race. The odds that someone is going to be operating slot machines in Wyandotte County and perhaps other locations in the state are good, but it’s difficult to handicap who has the best chance of making that happen.
Tomm Hobbs
May 10, 2002
Briefly
May 10, 2002
Bomb at parade kills 36; Putin condemns ‘scum’ Hundreds of militants arrested after bombing