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Report: Cardinal Egan encouraged admitted abuser to continue with ministry
May 11, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 4:15 p.m.) Cardinal Edward Egan once encouraged a priest who admitted sexually abusing a teen-ager to continue to serve in the priesthood, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Rocket fired at U.S. forces in Pakistani tribal area
May 11, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 9:18 a.m.) A rocket was fired at a building in Pakistan’s deeply conservative and remote tribal belt, where U.S. Special forces hunting remaining Taliban and al-Qaida fighters are believed to be staying, a local official said Saturday. The rocket missed and no one was hurt.
Musharraf establishes new anti-terrorist cell as French honor their dead
May 11, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 12:38 p.m.) After the worst attack against foreign nationals in Pakistan’s history, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf Saturday established an anti-terrorist task force to root out criminals operating here, the state-run news agency reported.
Storm delays KU-OU
May 11, 2002
By Levi Chronister More than 550 people were on hand Friday at Hoglund Ballpark to take advantage of Quarter Hot Dog Night and watch Kansas take on Oklahoma, but Mother Nature had other plans.
People
May 11, 2002
Newt: 19-year marriage null Gere fan to have stalking trial Letterman leaves Connecticut Hendrix family seeks song rights
Myrtle E. Stember
May 11, 2002
Maynard W. Shelly
May 11, 2002
Services for Maynard W. Shelly, 73, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Shelly, a retired professor of psychology at Kansas University, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at his home.
Help for Haskell
May 11, 2002
Journal-World Editorial A new endowment fund approved by the Haskell Board of Regents may help give the school a much-needed boost.
Lakers’ Bryant buries Spurs - Lakers 99, Spurs 89
May 11, 2002
Kobe Bryant takes a special pleasure in coming into a building full of Laker-haters and leaving them muttering. “Especially here,” he said Friday after doing his number on a hostile crowd of 35,520 at the Alamodome.
Boston wins ‘ugly’ game - Celtics 66, Pistons 64
May 11, 2002
A game in which neither team could score was decided on a shot that didn’t count. Jerry Stackhouse banked in a three-pointer a split-second after the final buzzer, and Boston held on to beat Detroit, 66-64, Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal.
Mayor defiant, fans sad after move made official
May 11, 2002
For seven seasons, Camilla Saunders has been a fixture in the upper tier at the Charlotte Coliseum, shaking noisemakers and yelling for her beloved Hornets. On Friday, as NBA owners approved the team’s move to New Orleans for next season, she could only hope her team, still alive in the NBA playoffs, will extend its season a few more weeks with a run to the championship round.
Hornets’ move to Big Easy approved
Owners OK relocation from Charlotte to New Orleans by 28-1 margin
May 11, 2002
In the end, the vote that cleared the way for the Hornets to leave Charlotte was a Big Easy. NBA owners voted 28-1 Friday to approve the team’s move at the conclusion of this season.
NHL Briefs
May 11, 2002
Pronger says collision accidental Former coach dies Panthers fire GM, hire Dudley
Ottawa topples Toronto - Senators 4, Maple Leafs 2
Leafs coach ‘quite frankly full of anger’ following questionable hit
May 11, 2002
First, Daniel Alfredsson took out Darcy Tucker. Seconds later, Alfredsson took out the Toronto Maple Leafs. Alfredsson broke a tie with 2:01 left, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 4-2 victory Friday night. Radek Bonk added an empty-net goal with 34.2 seconds left.
Capitals fire coach, seek ‘new message’
May 11, 2002
Ron Wilson’s unpredictable coaching style with the Washington Capitals ran the gamut from fun-loving to hostile. He once took the team bowling to try to cure a slump, but he’d also get upset over the smallest of matters.
Baseball Briefs
May 11, 2002
Pirates demote Nunez, activate Hermansen Indians recall Herrera, send Snyder to minors Padres call Tankersley, place Jarvis on DL
Event to celebrate famed segregation case
May 11, 2002
The Brown v. Board 50th Anniversary Coalition will play host to the 48th anniversary celebration of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. “Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement” will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, at First United Methodist Church, 600 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka.
Maynard W. Shelly
May 11, 2002
Royals silence Indians
May 11, 2002
Dan Reichert liked the sound he heard when A.J. Hinch’s bat connected with a C.C. Sabathia pitch in the fifth inning. The result was a three-run homer, and Reichert won for the first time since July 16, leading the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians, 9-0, Friday night.
American League Roundup: Devil Rays’ skid hits 15
Baltimore extends Tampa Bay’s misery, 6-5
May 11, 2002
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays were so close. Then again, that’s been the case a lot of times during the longest losing streak in the major leagues since 1988. “It makes it tougher to handle when you know you were close,” Ben Grieve said after Friday night’s 6-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles stretched the Devil Rays’ skid to 15 games.
Former Western execs get $6 million
May 11, 2002
Two former executives of Western Resources Inc. together received nearly $6 million when they retired last year, according to documents filed with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.
Maruyama leads Nelson Classic
Woods trails by six after carding second-round 65
May 11, 2002
Shigeki Maruyama demonstrated the growing Asian presence on PGA Tour leaderboards, making four straight birdies Friday on his way to a 7-under 63 and a two-stroke lead in the Byron Nelson Classic.
Kansas exports a record $5.4 billion
May 11, 2002
Like many smaller companies in Kansas, Hix Corp. has learned a valuable lesson: Exports equal income. With about 100 employees, Hix manufactures equipment that puts images on T-shirts, hats, coffee mugs and other items. As the fad to emblazon shirts and caps expands, so does the demand for Hix machinery around the world.
Work begins on athletic club
Lawrence construction off to slower start than in 2001
May 11, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A $450,000 project for Lawrence Athletic Club East, 1202 E. 23rd St., was among the largest construction projects started during April, according to a new city report. Lawrence Athletic Club owner Rick Sells said work on the 12,000-square-foot, two-story fitness club should be complete by the end of the year.
Convict avoids prison, gets stern warning
May 11, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A 20-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced to probation Friday for his role in three separate crimes. Quincy Sanders was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 18 months of probation after pleading no contest March 15 to charges of robbery, attempted kidnapping and sale of cocaine.
Baldwin sweeps Frontier League
May 11, 2002
Matt Noonan won three events to help Baldwin cruise to the boys title in the Frontier League track championships on Thursday night. Noonan, a Missouri University signee, won the 800, 1600 and 3200. Other Baldwin winners were Kansas University signee Eric Black in the 400, Arkansas University signee Eric Brown in the javelin and Hugh Murphy in the shot put.
Tongie, Mill Valley win KVL titles
Chieftains claim boys crown; Jaguars take girls league
May 11, 2002
Tonganoxie and Mill Valley dominated Thursday night’s Kaw Valley League track and field championships at Santa Fe Trail High. Tongie and Mill Valley went 1-2 in the boys team scoring while the two schools’ finishes were reversed in the girls team standings.
Kansas hostage may have malaria
May 11, 2002
U.S. officials were investigating international media reports Friday that Kansas missionary Martin Burnham, who is being held hostage in the Philippines by a Muslim extremist group, has steadily worsening malaria and could die without proper treatment.
Church shuns pair after abuse allegation
May 11, 2002
A woman said Friday she and her husband have been excommunicated from the Jehovah’s Witnesses after speaking out against the church’s handling of their daughter’s allegations of sex abuse by another member.
4-H and FCE news
May 11, 2002
On the record
May 11, 2002
Briefly
May 11, 2002
Virginia: Lindh lawyers seek testimony from second U.S. Taliban Washington: Flight school alerted FAA about Sept. 11 hijacker London: ‘Millennium’ extradition OK’d
Military news
May 11, 2002
Anniversary
May 11, 2002
House defense measure includes Kansas funding
May 11, 2002
The defense spending bill approved by the House includes funding for military projects in Kansas. The funding was recommended by the House Armed Services Committee, on which Kansas Rep. Jim Ryun serves.
Wedding
May 11, 2002
Engagements
May 11, 2002
Senate to give Bush another chance to kill Crusader artillery system
May 11, 2002
The House approved the largest military spending boost in decades, keeping alive an $11 billion artillery system President Bush wants to scrap. The Senate will give the administration another chance to make its case for replacing the Crusader with more futuristic weapons.
Internet system to track foreigners
May 11, 2002
The government will keep better track of the estimated 1 million foreign students in the United States with a new Internet-based reporting system, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said Friday. It’s supposed to be in full operation by January, but some schools are doubtful.
FBI links cyclist, heists
May 11, 2002
A man suspected in more than 30 bank robberies across the country was arrested after cyclists recognized his $3,000 custom-made racing bike on an Internet “wanted” poster. FBI agents arrested Thomas Justice, 31, at his parents’ house Tuesday in a Chicago suburb on suspicion of robbing a Walnut Creek bank, said Walnut Creek Police Lt. Loren Cattolico.
Spirituality
May 11, 2002
Nobel prize-winner Tutu urges racial reconciliation United Methodist bishops select female leader
A mother’s influence
Most U.S. presidents were steeped in biblical religion, but it didn’t always stick
May 11, 2002
They form an exclusive sorority with 43 members: mothers of the U.S. presidents. Some were impoverished and some rich, some unlettered and some college graduates. But most shared one trait: mild to fervent commitment to the Christian religion, often buttressed by daily Bible reading and weekly worship.
Artist’s civil disobedience helps motorists navigate
May 11, 2002
An artist upset by a confusing Los Angeles freeway sign took matters into his own hands by scaling the sign and adding directions so good that state officials couldn’t tell. Richard Ankrom, 46, said he thought of the project three years ago but didn’t actually do it until last August.
Mainstream Bollywood film to play at Cannes
May 11, 2002
“Devdas,” an Indian movie about doomed love told through 10 song-and-dance numbers, will premiere at this month’s Cannes Film Festival. It’s the first mainstream Bollywood movie invited to the elite French film festival, which runs May 15-26.
Local briefs
May 11, 2002
Sculpture exhibition brings new piece to Arts Center The first sculpture to be installed in this year’s Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition was set in place Friday morning at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. “Alchemy,” by Willie Ray Parish of La Union, N.M., is a giant mobile: a half-ton steel base supports a half-ton, S-shaped piece that rotates by wind power. The S-shaped piece is made of 14-inch oil pipeline. The sculpture exhibition will feature eight works, which are expected to be installed beginning next week in the downtown area. In the above photo, Parish, left, watches as Jeff Ridgway, chairman of the exhibition committee for the arts center, removes protective wrapping from the sculpture prior to its installation. _________________________________ Vinland: Festival to teach students about settlement history Students will get a chance to take a glimpse of the past at the third Founders’ Day festival Tuesday at Vinland Elementary School. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Galen Hubbard, a field representative of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is the event’s featured speaker. He will talk about American Indians that were in the Vinland area, southeast of Lawrence, when Kansas was opened for settlement in 1854. He will also talk about their cultures and traditions. Students will act out a skit about the building of the railroad between Lawrence and Ottawa in 1967. During the remainder of the day, participants will rotate from station to station. At each station, students will have the opportunity to travel back in time and experience things from the past, including quilting, wheat-weaving and arrowhead making. The Vinland Heritage Committee coordinates the event. _________________________________ 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.
Precious Doe’ no DNA match with Fla. child
May 11, 2002
Despite a high-profile setback in the yearlong search for a beheaded girl’s identity, police and community activists said Friday that they still believe the girl and her killer will someday be identified.
Tribes sue Kansas AG in dispute on taxes
May 11, 2002
Kansas is ignoring Indian sovereignty by attempting to arrest and prosecute a Nebraska tribe’s top officials over unpaid gasoline taxes and by seizing tribal property, a $1 million lawsuit against Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall and other state officials claims.
Hamstring injury will sideline Twins’ Koskie
May 11, 2002
The Minnesota Twins placed third baseman Corey Koskie on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a right hamstring injury. Koskie pulled his hamstring while running the bases Tuesday night. He had never been on the DL before.
Poll negatives get attention
May 11, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Have you ever been a participant in a poll? Typically, an employee from a phone bank calls and asks a series of questions, expecting to get your opinion on the spot without the benefit of contemplation, research or discussion. The result is a thoughtless response poll.
Candidate who can win governor’s race eludes state GOP
May 11, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Earlier this week, Kathleen Sebelius was the speaker at the noon Lawrence Rotary Club. The Kansas insurance commissioner is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. At this time, she is unopposed in the primary, and it is reasonable to believe she will be the only candidate.
Free State seniors step back in time
Deerfield School alumni open capsule from 1996
May 11, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A colorful video flashback to sixth grade Friday left Free State High School seniors with red faces. About 25 students returned to Deerfield School to open a time capsule they created six years ago. It contained students’ written and taped predictions of their future.
Nation Briefs
May 11, 2002
Pennsylvania: Police: Angry creditor attacks family, kills 2 Nevada: Mailbox-bomb suspect to face charges in Iowa Washington, D.C.: Manufacturer warns of AIDS drug tampering Florida: Family gets chip implant for medical emergencies
Old home town - 100 years ago today
May 11, 2002
LHS honors
May 11, 2002
Animals in need
May 11, 2002
Panel can’t agree on redistricting
Senator wary that plan to keep Lawrence in 3rd Congressional District is gaining momentum
May 11, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Lawmakers were at an impasse Friday over congressional redistricting, and the question of whether to split Lawrence was at the center of the dispute. The legislators couldn’t even agree to disagree.
World Briefs
May 11, 2002
Bahamas: Refugee boat capsizes; 14 Haitians drown Havana: Referendum proposed to change socialism
Dutch mourn slain politician
May 11, 2002
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell Friday to slain Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn, an astonishing wave of emotion that some commentators believe could propel his leaderless party to victory in next week’s national elections.
Wheat acreage smallest since WWI
May 11, 2002
You have to go back to World War I to find a winter wheat crop as meager as this year’s. Farmers have been cutting back on wheat for several years in favor for other, more profitable crops. Now, with drought gripping parts of the Great Plains, this year’s harvest is forecast at 30.2 million acres, the lowest since 1917, the government said Friday.
Drug chief out after U.S. funds turn up missing
May 11, 2002
The head of the Colombian anti-narcotics police force was reassigned Friday after a “significant amount” of millions of dollars in U.S. funds earmarked to fight drugs vanished. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said about $2 million had disappeared.
Hanssen to spend rest of life in prison
Former FBI agent who spied for Russians a disgrace, critics say
May 11, 2002
Expressing shame over spying for Moscow, former FBI agent Robert Hanssen was ordered Friday to spend the rest of his life in prison in a final courtroom appearance that closed a chapter in one of America’s most-damaging espionage cases.
Derailment kills seven in England
May 11, 2002
A high-speed train derailed Friday on its way through a station north of London and one car crashed onto the platform, scattering waiting passengers. Seven people were killed in the accident and nine seriously injured, officials said.
Graves threatens huge cuts
May 11, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Friday told the Kansas House to pass a tax increase soon or else he would be forced to cut $300 million, or about 8 percent, from the state budget. Much of the cuts would be from public school funding, he warned.
Biblical names tops for boys, ‘Emily’ for girls
May 11, 2002
It seems most parents turned to the Bible in naming their sons last year. Jacob, Matthew, Michael and Joshua were 2001’s most popular names for boys. Or perhaps last year’s new moms and dads just looked to the kid next door. These names, along with the top names chosen for girls, have been in the top 10 for several years.
New Haskell graduates share ambition to preserve cultures
May 11, 2002
By Dave Ranney After four years in college, most students want to get a job, make some money and take on the future. Cory Spotted Bear and Carlos Cariaga, who were among 170 students to graduate Friday from Haskell Indian Nations University, are on a different mission. They want to save a language.
Mother’s Day involves more love than money
May 11, 2002
Mom isn’t worth more than fifty bucks. At least that’s what a recent online poll of 611 people by Money Management International suggests. The Houston-based credit-counseling corporation found that 58 percent of females and 53 percent of males polled plan to spend less than $50 on Mother’s Day.
Compassion dims conservatism
May 11, 2002
By Bill Ferguson Knight Ridder Newspapers President Bush has been doing his best lately to remind us why he likes to refer to himself as a “compassionate” conservative. In the process, he’s done a good job of reminding us all why the last election ended in a veritable dead heat namely that there’s not a whole lot of difference between a compassionate conservative Republican and a pragmatic, centrist Democrat.
6News video report: New sorority breaking barriers
May 11, 2002
6News reports on a new sorority promoting diversity among KU’s Greek system.
6News video report: As one year anniversary draws closer, case still unsolved
May 11, 2002
6News reports on the ongoing investigation in the murder of Shannon Martin.
Chieftains claim boys crown
May 11, 2002
Tonganoxie and Mill Valley dominated Thursday night’s Kaw Valley League track and field championships at Santa Fe Trail High. Tongie and Mill Valley went 1-2 in the boys team scoring while the two schools’ finishes were reversed in the girls team standings.
Senator wary that plan to keep Lawrence in 3rd Congressional District is gaining momentum
May 11, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Lawmakers were at an impasse Friday over congressional redistricting, and the question of whether to split Lawrence was at the center of the dispute. The legislators couldn’t even agree to disagree.
Free State baseball falls, 13-3
May 11, 2002
Olathe North scored 12 runs in its final three innings and defeated Free State, 13-3, Friday at FSHS in the completion of a high school baseball game that started Wednesday in Olathe. The game, which was suspended because of rain, was re-started in the second inning Friday.
Help for Haskell
May 11, 2002
Journal-World Editorial A new endowment fund approved by the Haskell Board of Regents may help give the school a much-needed boost.
Myrtle E. Stember
May 11, 2002
Big Springs  Services for Myrtle E. Stember, 97, Big Springs, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Big Springs United Methodist Church. Burial will be in East View Cemetery, Big Springs. Mrs. Stember died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Manor Care, Topeka.
Hobbs services
May 11, 2002
Baldwin  Memorial visitation for Tomm Hobbs, 52, Wellsville, will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. He was cremated. Dr. Hobbs died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at KU Med, Kansas City, Kan. He had lived in the Baldwin and Wellsville area since 1988, moving there from the Kansas City area.
s run from law ends in Oklahoma
May 11, 2002
By Mindie Paget A Eudora man who escaped from the Douglas County Jail nearly a month ago was arrested Friday night in Oklahoma. Vernon D. Folks, 29, the first inmate to escape from the 2-year-old jail, is being held in Checotah (Okla.) City Jail awaiting an extradition hearing early next week, Douglas County Sheriff’s Lt. Kathy Tate said.
Hobbs services
May 11, 2002
6Sports video report: Jayhawks will try to end Sooner win streak
May 11, 2002
6Sports reports on the first six innings in the first of three games against the Oklahoma Sooners.
6Sports video report: Olathe East overwhelms LHS soccer
May 11, 2002
6Sports reports on the LHS girls’ soccer loss to Olathe East.
Darlene Catherine Byerley
May 11, 2002
Osawatomie  Services for Darlene Catherine Byerley, 58, Osawatomie, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home, Osawatomie. Burial will be in Goodrich Cemetery. Ms. Byerley died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at her sister’s home in Lawrence.
Rookie Hmiel takes Busch pole
May 11, 2002
Rookie Shane Hmiel won the pole Friday for the Busch 200 and gave a passing grade to the new widened turns at New Hampshire International Speedway. Others flunked it.
Some faces have changed, but Athletics still the same
Oakland players might have most fun in baseball
May 11, 2002
In the Oakland A’s clubhouse, Britney Spears tells the team, “Let’s go, boys.” OK, so it’s not really Spears, just a larger-than-life cardboard cutout of the pop princess. And someone just added her plea in black magic marker.
Sunflower League Results
May 11, 2002
Free State baseball falls, 13-3
May 11, 2002
Olathe North scored 12 runs in its final three innings and defeated Free State, 13-3, Friday at FSHS in the completion of a high school baseball game that started Wednesday in Olathe. The game, which was suspended because of rain, was re-started in the second inning Friday.
FSHS soccer rolls, 10-0
May 11, 2002
After scoring just one goal in 100 minutes against Lawrence High on Thursday night, Free State High found its offense on Friday night, blanking Topeka Highland Park, 10-0, in girls soccer.
Escapee’s run from law ends in Oklahoma
May 11, 2002
By Mindie Paget A Eudora man who escaped from the Douglas County Jail nearly a month ago was arrested Friday night in Oklahoma. Vernon D. Folks, 29, the first inmate to escape from the 2-year-old jail, is being held in Checotah (Okla.) City Jail awaiting an extradition hearing early next week, Douglas County Sheriff’s Lt. Kathy Tate said.
Darlene Catherine Byerley
May 11, 2002
NBA owners should blame themselves
May 11, 2002
Did you read the comments of Oak Hill Academy coach Steve Smith, saying that the Cavs’ DeSagana Diop made the right move when he entered last year’s NBA Draft? So what if he spent most of his rookie season out of shape and injured, appearing in a grand total of 18 games, averaging 1.4 points?
Daily ticker
May 11, 2002
League Results
May 11, 2002
Area briefs
May 11, 2002
After-prom party scheduled for Lawrence High students Kansas Air National Guard refueling wing to be deployed Graves taps 10 Kansans for spots on hospital board Lawrence artist’s work used for Mental Health Month
Around and about
May 11, 2002
Religion briefs
May 11, 2002
Relationship series begins at Mustard Seed Singing family to open Wellsville gospel series St. John to hold feasts of Ascension Duo to deliver old-fashioned service Jubilee Cafe to serve Mother’s Day brunch
Parent’s respect for each other impresses children
May 11, 2002
My wife works hard to teach my sons to respect me as their father, and that makes my job with them easier. Even when she is upset with me, she never lets the kids know about it. Don’t you think that is generous of her?
The Promised Land
Evangelicals rally around Israel in Mideast crisis
May 11, 2002
By Jim Baker As the world watches the continuing crisis in the Middle East, Israel is enjoying a surge of support in the United States from conservative, evangelical Christians. On the surface, that might seem surprising. But a closer look reveals the reasons behind a movement that has been called Christian Zionism or support among Christians for the Jewish nation.
Weather Channel turns 20
May 11, 2002
They delight in watching the kinks in the jet stream. They follow wind-chill readings the way baseball fans keep track of batting averages. They know what “dewpoint” means. The Weather Channel has made weather junkies out of some TV viewers.
First of diluted drug civil trials set
Ovarian cancer patient’s lawsuit to be tried beginning Oct. 7
May 11, 2002
The first trial stemming from hundreds of civil lawsuits against Kansas City pharmacist Robert R. Courtney and two drug manufacturers is scheduled to begin Oct. 7. Georgia Hayes, who suffers from ovarian cancer, alleges that Courtney supplied her with diluted drugs and that Eli Lilly & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb knew or should have known of the dilution scheme but failed to take steps to prevent it.
House rejects telemarketing ‘no-call’ compromise
May 11, 2002
House members weren’t ready to provide the relief from telemarketing calls their constituents had sought, sending a compromise bill back to House and Senate negotiators Friday.
Moms the stars on cable TV
May 11, 2002
My own mother doesn’t like Mother’s Day. She considers it a gimmick by the greeting card people to make money. And you wonder why I became a critic. Ann McDonough aside, America loves Mother’s Day, and cable TV networks treat it like the Mother of All Programming Opportunities.
Henderson unhappy about playing time
May 11, 2002
If Rickey Henderson wants more playing time, he’s not going to get it with the Boston Red Sox. “We’re going to do the same things we’ve been doing,” Red Sox manager Grady Little said before Friday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
May 11, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at several stations in Lawrence.
Jack Sebbert
May 11, 2002
FSHS soccer rolls, 10-0
May 11, 2002
After scoring just one goal in 100 minutes against Lawrence High on Thursday night, Free State High found its offense on Friday night, blanking Topeka Highland Park, 10-0, in girls soccer.
Jack Sebbert
May 11, 2002
Iola  Services for Jack Sebbert, 81, Iola, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Iola. Mr. Sebbert died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Windsor Place, Iola.
Lawrence construction off to slower start than in 2001
May 11, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A $450,000 project for Lawrence Athletic Club East, 1202 E. 23rd St., was among the largest construction projects started during April, according to a new city report. Lawrence Athletic Club owner Rick Sells said work on the 12,000-square-foot, two-story fitness club should be complete by the end of the year.
Lions’ Obiefule shines at stormy meet
May 11, 2002
By Andy Samuelson She wasn’t carrying her sleeping bag this year, but Lawrence High’s Magdalen Obiefule did opt for the three-sweatshirt approach Friday night at the Sunflower League track and field meet at Shawnee Mission North’s Merlin Gish Track.
Briefcase
May 11, 2002
Employment: Source says IBM plans to cut up to 9,540 jobs Aviation: US Airways announces plans to apply for loans Economy: Drop in food costs pushes wholesale prices down Wall street: Stocks fall on profit-taking
Publication ranks best, worst jobs
May 11, 2002
Cowboy dreams aside, a new ranking of jobs might encourage some students to work a little harder on their biology homework. While the job of biologist takes top overall honors in the latest edition of the “Jobs Rated Almanac,” employment as a cowboy ranked a lowly 248th out of the 250 jobs reviewed.
Israeli troops leave Bethlehem
Church of the Nativity sustains little damage from siege
May 11, 2002
Israel pulled its troops and armor out of Bethlehem Friday, ending the 39-day siege of the Church of the Nativity after 13 Palestinian militants were flown into exile. The church reeked of urine, and food crumbs were strewn across an altar, yet it emerged with little permanent damage.
Mothers seek fairy-tale ending
May 11, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group If you ever find out who came up with the old saying about motherhood and apple pie, let me at ‘em. Apple pie may be the bland and generic American dessert but the idea that the mother ‘hood is a placid suburb of agreement that thrives on a diet of platitudes doesn’t fit my vision of the modern landscape.
Fans line up for latest ‘Star Wars’
Attack of the Clones’ tickets go on sale; first showing not until 12:01 a.m. Thursday
May 11, 2002
By Joel Mathis A short while ago at a movie theater not far, far away… They won’t gain admission until 12:01 a.m. Thursday, but more than 40 “Star Wars” fans were lined up outside Southwind 12 Theatres at 9 a.m. Friday to buy tickets to “Attack of the Clones,” the latest episode in the movie series.
Three tied at top
Schroeder, Eastwood, Dougherty share lead
May 11, 2002
John Schroeder shot a 4-under-par 68 Friday in his first tournament since having hernia surgery for a share of the lead in the TD Waterhouse Championship. Bob Eastwood, who holed out twice from off the green, and defending champion Ed Dougherty also opened with 68s on the Tiffany Greens course.
Club news
May 11, 2002
Power struggle keeps tribe on verge of violence
May 11, 2002
A racially charged power struggle between two Seminole Indian chiefs threatens to explode in violence and has kept a bingo hall and two casinos closed for most of the week, throwing 600 people out of work.
County wants input on U.S. 59
May 11, 2002
By Mark Fagan Douglas County commissioners intend to support a route for a new freeway between Lawrence and rural Ottawa, and they’re asking for advice before deciding which way to go.
Baldwin sweeps Frontier League
May 11, 2002
Matt Noonan won three events to help Baldwin cruise to the boys title in the Frontier League track championships on Thursday night. Noonan, a Missouri University signee, won the 800, 1600 and 3200. Other Baldwin winners were Kansas University signee Eric Black in the 400, Arkansas University signee Eric Brown in the javelin and Hugh Murphy in the shot put.
Fischer regains confidence
May 11, 2002
Her tale was the stuff of fiction from that moment she made her Indy Racing League debut in October 1999.
Scouting news
May 11, 2002
Thirteen Indianapolis 500 hopefuls top 230 mph in practice
May 11, 2002
Perfect track conditions unleashed a dazzling speed show Friday with defending Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves leading 13 drivers surpassing 230 mph at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
National League Roundup: Phillies’ Padilla blanks D’backs
Arizona manages just two hits against Philadelphia hurler
May 11, 2002
Vicente Padilla showed why Philadelphia wanted him in the Curt Schilling trade two years ago. Padilla came within four outs of a no-hitter against his former team and finished with a two-hitter, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-0, Friday night.
Covering a scandal
Reporting of child sex abuse cases is scrutinized
May 11, 2002
Sex scandals are, well, interestng. Sex scandals involving a 2,000-year-old institution known for its culture of celibacy are really interesting. So it’s no surprise that the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal has, at some point, led every newspaper and every newscast around the United States.
Internet aids ‘Star Wars’ mania
May 11, 2002
Before heading to class, University of Washington history student Jacob Kenagy sets his VCR to record commercials yes, commercials in hopes of finding a new ad for “Star Wars.”
Court bans release of Law transcripts
Cardinal gets 30 days for review
May 11, 2002
Acting at the request of the Boston Archdiocese, a judge Friday blocked for up to 30 days the release of further transcripts of Cardinal Bernard Law’s questioning in the church sex scandal.
Farmers Market opens today
Nash Dash, Mother’s Day at the Pool also on tap
May 11, 2002
If you are looking for something to do with mom this weekend for Mother’s Day, Lawrence has plenty to offer, from plays to music. The Farmers Market makes its debut today, just in time to get Mom some fresh flowers.
Rufus Wainwright show is family affair
May 11, 2002
By Michael Newman Rufus Wainwright, in an appearance Thursday night at Lawrence’s Liberty Hall, demonstrated the talent and personality that guarantee his continued cult status and may give rise to an even wider audience.
Horoscopes
May 11, 2002
Storm delays KU-OU
May 11, 2002
By Levi Chronister More than 550 people were on hand Friday at Hoglund Ballpark to take advantage of Quarter Hot Dog Night and watch Kansas take on Oklahoma, but Mother Nature had other plans.