Archive for Sunday, May 12, 2002

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Jordan’s king warns against U.S. hostilities toward Iraq
May 12, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 1:23 p.m.) Imminent military action by the United States against Iraq would lead to widespread turmoil in the Middle East, Jordan’s King Abdullah II said Sunday.
Coalition forces blow up more ordnance in hunt for al-Qaida, Taliban
Ariana resumes flights to Pakistan
May 12, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 1:21 p.m.) Coalition forces discovered - and blew up - more stashes of rockets, mortars and other weapons Sunday as they scour the desolate mountains of eastern Afghanistan for remnants of Taliban and al-Qaida fighters.
Arts notes
May 12, 2002
Weekend getaway calls for light packing Keeping cool when it heats up Red and white makes for a snappy look
Church of the Nativity readied for worship
May 12, 2002
Black-robed monks and local Christians on Saturday swept and scrubbed the Church of the Nativity, clearing out trash left behind by more than 200 Palestinians who holed up in the shrine during a 39-day standoff with Israeli soldiers.
Could McCain win as a Democrat?
May 12, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Two years after Republican voters ended his quest for the presidential nomination, John McCain is being urged to try again this time as a Democrat.
Farmers get incentive to grow white wheat
May 12, 2002
Farmers who plant hard white winter wheat this fall may be able to tap into a $20 million incentive program in the farm bill. The new white wheat subsidy, which adds a premium on top of other government wheat subsidies, was designed to spur the switch from the traditional hard red wheat grown in the nation’s breadbasket to white varieties more in demand by export markets.
Business briefs
May 12, 2002
KU near rear in mythical all-sports race
May 12, 2002
By Chuck Woodling It has been a gigantic men’s basketball tree standing in the woods of Kansas University athletics during the 2001-2002 school year. Now it’s time to look at the forest instead of the tree.
Students stand out in Class of 2002
May 12, 2002
Mother is teacher at home, too
May 12, 2002
By Susie Fagan By way of her college education, my mom is a teacher just like her mom. But for me she’s also been a teacher at home. She taught the usual lessons of childhood: how to tie my shoes (from her left-handed perspective, though I’m a righty); to look both ways before I cross the street; to make frosted sugar cookies at holidays.
For overweight pets, dieting can mean added years, better health
May 12, 2002
Halfway around a four-mile lake trail last summer, Sasha sat down, her breathing labored, her eyes bloodshot. The 7-year-old beagle was clearly in distress. Rotund even as a puppy, her weight had climbed to 43 pounds hugely overweight for a beagle.
First place in May a first for Florida
Despite playing winning baseball, Marlins have yet to win many fans
May 12, 2002
Patchwork pitching, dazzling defense and some big bats have taken the Florida Marlins to an unusual place: first. Florida began a weekend series against Los Angeles with a one-game lead over the New York Mets and Montreal Expos in the NL East.
Briefly
May 12, 2002
Arizona: Mafia kingpin of ‘50s, ‘60s dies of heart failure at 97 United Arab Emirates: Missile-launching equipment found near Saudi air base Pakistan: U.S. presses Pakistan for attack on al-Qaida Los Angeles: Church of Scientology pays $8.67 million to settle suit
National Briefs
May 12, 2002
Washington: Nuclear test reports prompt action by House Honolulu: Hawaii to post shark warning signs New York: Governor kicks off re-election campaign
Session drags as lawmakers fail to agree
103 days on the job will tie record
May 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas lawmakers Saturday remained deadlocked over taxes and redistricting and then skedaddled for Mother’s Day, ensuring that the 2002 legislative session would tie a record for longevity.
Bush must find clarity on terrorism war
May 12, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group President Bush’s war on global terrorism continues apace in its outward form. But the inner clarity and coherence that the president promised to bring to fighting mass murderers and states that support them have been swamped by events and picked apart by competing needs in foreign policy.
Facilities adopt homey trend
Nursing homes adjusting to aging population across nation
May 12, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence nursing homes are focusing on putting the “home” back into nursing home, several directors of Lawrence facilities said as they prepared to celebrate National Nursing Home week, which begins today.
Runners-up show penchant for success
May 12, 2002
Learn definition of cohabitation to avoid termination of alimony
May 12, 2002
Safety concerns should be addressed
Fans in prime seats are at risk
May 12, 2002
Line drives don’t care about you or me or anybody else. They don’t care that you have the best seats in the ballpark or that you’re involved in a fascinating discussion about the infield-fly rule.
Making a phony impression is a human frailty
May 12, 2002
By Marsha Henry Goff I once read an article in which celebrities were asked to name their favorite books. Three of them Art Buchwald, Roger Ebert and James Belushi selected “Catcher in the Rye.”
103 days on the job will tie record
May 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas lawmakers Saturday remained deadlocked over taxes and redistricting and then skedaddled for Mother’s Day, ensuring that the 2002 legislative session would tie a record for longevity.
Poor process
May 12, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The highly political redistricting process followed by Kansas has to go. It simply is unconscionable that state legislators have allowed delays and political infighting to make congressional redistricting one of the last major issues to be decided in the 2002 session.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
May 12, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at several stations in Lawrence.
Teen leads Electrolux
Rookie Gulbis cards 66
May 12, 2002
Natalie Gulbis doesn’t know where the closest hotels are just yet. The 19-year-old rookie is still trying to figure out a routine to follow each day on the LPGA Tour and how to manage her time as a professional.
Top students make Academic All-Star list
May 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The 10 high school seniors have impeccable grades and imposing standardized test scores. Many are as comfortable on an athletic field as a concert stage. Each is a dedicated community volunteer. And all are members of the 2002 Journal-World Academic All-Star team.
Period service enchants guests
May 12, 2002
By Mindie Paget Once upon a time, a chivalrous man and a fair lady met by fate’s hand, charmed one another and fell in love. They wed by the sun-flecked shores of a lake and lived happily ever after.
Israelis pull out of Palestinian territories
Pressure from U.S. prompts postponement of attack on militants, newspapers report
May 12, 2002
Israel put off its offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip and pulled out of a West Bank town Saturday, leaving Palestinian-run territories free of Israeli troops for the first time in six weeks.
De-romanticizing indigenous art
Artifacts from 17th to 20th centuries showcased at Stanford
May 12, 2002
When a group of New England explorers set sail more than 200 years ago, they brought back souvenirs from the indigenous people they encountered, hoping to inspire later generations.
Bookstore
May 12, 2002
Turnpike travelers find service-area changes
May 12, 2002
By Mindie Paget By now, commuters who drive the Kansas Turnpike between Lawrence and Topeka probably have adjusted to changes at the Topeka service area. For example, they no longer pass the service area if they get off the turnpike at the East Topeka interchange, which was moved farther east last August.
Judge decides that KU, Bank of America mishandled money in Watkins trust fund
May 12, 2002
By Mindie Paget and Terry Rombeck Residents of two Kansas University scholarship halls who are suing over the use of their trust fund have scored a victory in court. Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy on Friday ruled that KU and Bank of America, which administers the trust left by Elizabeth Miller Watkins, have been mishandling money in the trust fund.
Period service enchants guests
May 12, 2002
By Mindie Paget Once upon a time, a chivalrous man and a fair lady met by fate’s hand, charmed one another and fell in love. They wed by the sun-flecked shores of a lake and lived happily ever after.
Barbecue cook-off offers good eats for a good cause
May 12, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess There’s not really a secret to making succulent pork ribs or tender beef brisket. All you need is an attention to detail, said Tom Roberts, Leawood. “It’s not one secret,” he said. “It’s just doing a lot of things well.”
t ease dryness
May 12, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess and Mindie Paget Recent storms have brought no relief to drought conditions in western Kansas. Isolated rain fell Saturday but was not substantial, said Steve Kays, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka.
Swingers’ leave little to imagination
May 12, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald You don’t think of swingers as being the type of people who hold conventions. By “swingers,” I mean couples who swing with other couples. By “swing,” I mean, “you know exactly what I mean.”
Hamilton busts slump, storms to Busch victory
May 12, 2002
After 95 winless starts in the NASCAR Busch series, Bobby Hamilton Jr. found the winning groove. Powering through the pack in the final 60 laps, Hamilton won the Busch 200 at the New Hampshire International Speedway on Saturday for his first victory.
What Ford needs is practical rec vehicle
May 12, 2002
Don’t you love those commercials in which Bill Ford talks about how his great-grandfather started the recreational vehicle craze by going camping with scientists and presidents in cars Henry Ford built?
For solitude, visit Colorado’s SWAs
New guidebook to State Wildlife Areas met early resistance from those who didn’t want them publicized
May 12, 2002
It won’t be long until summer arrives and the inevitable heat. For thousands of flatland residents, that means Colorado, one of the prettiest states in America. Colorado’s lure is the Rocky Mountains and the outdoors experience. Unfortunately, the natural beauty attracts tourists from around the world.
People
May 12, 2002
Liberty at stake, Liddy warns Brit’s cause is osteoporosis Ushering in cardio training Papa wants a brand new verdict
Summer travel season holds many variables
Airport delays, fuel costs, search for discounts alter vacation planning
May 12, 2002
Book a trip at the last minute. Stay closer to home. Take the grandkids. These are some of the thoughts on the minds of American vacationers as the summer travel season nears. As is customary this time of year, the cost of gasoline and potential airport delays are among travelers’ top concerns.
N.Y. crews come up for air as 9-11 cleanup nears end
May 12, 2002
The crews at Ground Zero are finally at the bottom of the World Trade Center’s vast basement, sifting through the last heaps of debris. And now, with less than a month to go, many workers are pausing for the first time to reflect not only on the attacks, but on the accomplishments of 242 days at Ground Zero.
Local briefs
May 12, 2002
Calendar: Events listings sought for 2002 KU Edition It’s time to start getting together your event listing for the arts and entertainment section of the 2002 KU Edition. We want to know about your dance, theater, music and other performing arts programs and about museum and gallery exhibitions. We want to know about community fairs, parades and any special event you might be planning in Lawrence or surrounding communities. You can send your listings to Jan Biles, arts-features editor, Lawrence Journal-World, 645 N.H., Lawrence 66044, or e-mail them to her at jbiles@ljworld.com. Deadline for calendar submissions is June 3. The KU Edition will be published in mid-August. _________________________________________ Accident: Reading boy dies of asphyxia Reading A 12-year-old Reading boy found dead with the rope from a cat toy around his neck died from asphyxia, according to preliminary autopsy results. But the cause of his death could not be determined, coroner Erik Mitchell said. Brian Wayne Ashburn was discovered on the front porch of his home with a rope around his neck. The rope came from a toy dangling for the family’s cat to scratch, said Richard Old, Lyon County undersheriff. Old said the death may have been the result of a prank that went bad. He said it didn’t appear that the boy was attempting to hang himself. Old also ruled out homicide as a possibility, saying there was no indication of foul play or any intervention by anyone else. _________________________________________ Johnson County: Former mayor of DeSoto to be prosecuted for theft Olathe Diversion has been denied for a former DeSoto mayor charged with failing to forward insurance payments from customers at his American Family Insurance Office to the company. Johnson County Judge James Franklin Davis on Friday set a July 23 preliminary hearing date for James Beadle. He was charged March 7 with felony theft for allegedly keeping the premium payments. The transactions in question were made between March 1, 2000, and Feb. 29, 2001. It was not disclosed in court documents how many customers were involved or how much money allegedly was taken. Reasons for the diversion denial weren’t disclosed Friday. Beadle remains free on bond. _________________________________________ Courts: Leawood husband sentenced in weed killer poisoning Olathe A suburban Kansas City man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years probation for putting weed killer in his wife’s coffee. Michael Vaught, 43, of Leawood, also must spend 60 days under house arrest after he is released. Rhonda Vaught asked the judge to grant her husband probation, saying he was “truly sorry” for what he did. She has suffered no permanent physical effects. Michael Vaught pleaded guilty in March in Johnson County District Court to aggravated battery. _________________________________________ 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.
Afghanistan’s miles of caves provide plenty of room to hide arms caches
May 12, 2002
The four caves contained one of the biggest munitions caches found by the U.S.-led coalition, and it took British bomb disposal experts just a second to blow it all up.
Grads hear rallying cries for freedom
Speakers at commencements talk of just causes in U.S. war on terrorism
May 12, 2002
The war on terrorism is not only just, but will end with terrorists surrendering, Sen. John McCain told graduates of The Citadel on Saturday, as students around the nation were given the traditional send-off.
Boom makes Las Vegas a political wild card
May 12, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group An incumbent is running in Nevada’s 1st Congressional District, yet the race resembles one for an open seat. Why? Because it is in this city, which could startle the nation come November.
Assess storm damage before doing most cleanup
May 12, 2002
By Bruce Chladny One of the most discouraging aspects of living in the Great Plains is the sudden, violent storms. With strong winds, hail and flash flooding, landscape plants are at the mercy of Mother Nature.
Kidd expected to play today
May 12, 2002
Jason Kidd was the last one off the bus Saturday, dark sunglasses covering his swollen eye. When he took them off, he looked more like a boxer after a title fight than New Jersey’s guard.
Maruyama takes control at Byron Nelson
May 12, 2002
Shigeki Maruyama is known as the “Smilin’ Assassin,” and he certainly lived up to his nickname Saturday in the Byron Nelson Classic. Hamming it up for the crowd on a hot and blustery afternoon, the Japanese golfer holed a 7-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 2-under 68 that gave him a three-stroke lead over Cameron Beckman going into the final round.
A jittery O’Donnell makes his stage debut
May 12, 2002
Chris O’Donnell can’t get Arthur Miller out of his head. The 31-year-old actor has been lying awake at night, stressing over his role as the title character in Miller’s “The Man Who Had All the Luck,” being revived on Broadway.
Tips helpful to select retirement home
May 12, 2002
Moving can be one of the most stressful life events that we all must endure. When you are selecting a retirement community, you may feel even more pressure to make the right decision. The tips below are common sense guidelines that can help you make the right decision.
Nursing homes adjusting to aging population across nation
May 12, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence nursing homes are focusing on putting the “home” back into nursing home, several directors of Lawrence facilities said as they prepared to celebrate National Nursing Home week, which begins today.
Poor process
May 12, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The highly political redistricting process followed by Kansas has to go. It simply is unconscionable that state legislators have allowed delays and political infighting to make congressional redistricting one of the last major issues to be decided in the 2002 session.
Report animal abuse
May 12, 2002
By Midge Grinstead History is full of stories about people being violent to animals and people. These acts of violence have been increasing throughout the United States. Animal violence, in particular, has been gaining national attention as a precursor to violence toward people.
Higher-ed officials call emergency budget meeting
May 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Higher education officials Saturday announced an emergency meeting to deal with possible budget cuts, and slammed the Kansas House for not approving a tax increase.
t run for governor
May 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Clay Blair said Saturday he would not be a candidate in the Republican race for governor. “The delicate funding situation for the state’s colleges and universities demands my full attention,” Blair said.
Top students make Academic All-Star list
May 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The 10 high school seniors have impeccable grades and imposing standardized test scores. Many are as comfortable on an athletic field as a concert stage. Each is a dedicated community volunteer. And all are members of the 2002 Journal-World Academic All-Star team.
Gardeners want colorful landscapes, but instant results, too
May 12, 2002
By Carol Boncella Since the days when “hanging” was the height of garden style in Babylon, aficionados of outdoor decor have followed fashion trends. Today, alfresco fashion has an international flavor. Ideas and outlooks are exchanged by garden lovers around the globe.
Firebirds rule boys 800 run
May 12, 2002
By Andy Samuelson If only the 800-meter run was 200 meters shorter Saturday, then there would have been a photo finish between Free State High’s Adrian Ludwig, Justin White and Nick Ens. As it was, the three Firebirds outran the rest of the field by a couple of strides and crossed the finish line 1-2-3 at the Sunflower League track and field meet, which was continued from Friday night because of lightning.
Drawing, drama help youngsters cope with feelings
May 12, 2002
By Jan Biles Fourteen-year-old Joshua Graves has found an escape in the Therapeutic Classroom at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. It’s called drama therapy, and it gives the teen-ager an opportunity to turn off his worries and problems for a while.
Tips helpful to select retirement home
May 12, 2002
Moving can be one of the most stressful life events that we all must endure. When you are selecting a retirement community, you may feel even more pressure to make the right decision. The tips below are common sense guidelines that can help you make the right decision.
Practice makes perfect when it comes to home improvement
May 12, 2002
My partner Shari Hiller and I often hear that we make everything seem so easy. If only you could drive by the filming site and hear the pleading, crying and general hair-pulling sounds that we make each week as we work our way toward another completed room.
World Briefs
May 12, 2002
Mexico City: Mother’s Day party ends with shootout Taiwan: Thousands rally for independence London: Curtain falls on ‘Cats’ After 21 years, all that’s left are the memories. Germany: School-shooting teen buried in private service Netherlands: Car explodes in front of politician’s home
Touring exhibit celebrates cartoonist
Arnold Roth’s works featured for more than 50 years in popular American publications
May 12, 2002
You’ve seen the illustrations of New York cartoonist Arnold Roth even if you don’t think you have. Known for his droll observations through the art of exaggeration, Roth is everywhere in popular American magazines and newspapers.
Indie release pays homage to 9-11
May 12, 2002
Folk singer Suzanne Vega lived near the World Trade Center for 10 years and has long been part of a loose group of local artists the Greenwich Village Songwriter’s Exchange who meet weekly to share music.
Broadway Joe living with pain
May 12, 2002
Forget those notorious knees. Joe Namath wants to talk about his thighs. He rises slowly from his chair and gestures toward the back of his left leg. “It’s a grapefruit!” he says. Namath’s hamstrings rolled up like window shades when he snapped them 30 years ago, and the repairs left a large knot in each leg.
Missouri to impose hunting surcharge on Kansans for deer, turkey permits
Iowa, Illinois, Oklahoma also affected by state ruling
May 12, 2002
Out-of-state hunters will pay more for Missouri deer and turkey hunting permits this year. Also, states that impose the highest nonresident permit prices on Missouri hunters and that includes Kansas will pay even more.
Deadline approaching on permits for antelope
May 12, 2002
Kansas residents who want to hunt antelope must submit permit applications by June 14. Wildlife and Parks is mailing forms to last year’s applicants. The firearms season will run Oct. 4-7. In two units of western Kansas, 135 permits will be available.
Colorado adds more elk licenses
May 12, 2002
The Colorado Wildlife Commission has increased the number of antlerless elk licenses as part of the Division of Wildlife’s efforts to reduce the state’s elk population. The Division will make nearly 123,000 antlerless and either-sex elk licenses available to hunters for the upcoming season, an increase of 14,000 from 2001.
Outdoors Briefs
May 12, 2002
Governor’s Classic Saathoffs bass champs Kurtz takes prize Walleye champions
Authorities dropped probe of teen-agers a year before killings
Evidence given to sheriff in 1998 used in warrant request on day of ‘99 massacre
May 12, 2002
Hours after Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed 13 people at Columbine High School, authorities obtained search warrants for their homes using year-old evidence. Sheriff’s officials had said in 1998 there wasn’t enough evidence of a crime to pursue reports that Harris and Klebold were threatening others and making bombs.
Sacramento rallies past Dallas - Kings 115, Mavericks 113 OT
May 12, 2002
Mike Bibby scored the overtime-forcing and game-winning baskets, but fill-in starter Bobby Jackson put the Sacramento Kings in position for the comeback. “Bobby Jackson was the guy that we couldn’t stop, we couldn’t handle,” said Dallas Mavericks coach Don Nelson.
Ground help at United OKs contract
Wage concession talks next on agenda
May 12, 2002
United Airlines ground workers approved a labor agreement early Saturday that settles the carrier’s last unresolved contract and clears the way for talks on companywide wage concessions.
State insurance commissioner candidate withdraws from campaign
May 12, 2002
A candidate for state insurance commissioner has withdrawn from the race one week after it was disclosed that he sought campaign donations from the insurance companies he regulated.
Barbecue cook-off offers good eats for a good cause
May 12, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess There’s not really a secret to making succulent pork ribs or tender beef brisket. All you need is an attention to detail, said Tom Roberts, Leawood. “It’s not one secret,” he said. “It’s just doing a lot of things well.”
Drought ravages western Kansas
May 12, 2002
Ken Keller watches silently as two insurance adjusters kneel down amid his winter wheat and inspect his crop. By this time of year the plants should be knee-high and so thick he shouldn’t see the ground.
Turnpike travelers find service-area changes
May 12, 2002
By Mindie Paget By now, commuters who drive the Kansas Turnpike between Lawrence and Topeka probably have adjusted to changes at the Topeka service area. For example, they no longer pass the service area if they get off the turnpike at the East Topeka interchange, which was moved farther east last August.
Regents chairman won’t run for governor
May 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Clay Blair said Saturday he would not be a candidate in the Republican race for governor. “The delicate funding situation for the state’s colleges and universities demands my full attention,” Blair said.
Who cares?
May 12, 2002
Carter, Castro to meet in Cuba
May 12, 2002
For more than two decades, Jimmy Carter has worked to improve U.S. relations with communist Cuba. The former American president will give it another shot when he arrives today at the invitation of Fidel Castro.
Sunday news shows announce guests
May 12, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Court rules for hall residents
Judge decides that KU, Bank of America mishandled money in Watkins trust fund
May 12, 2002
By Mindie Paget and Terry Rombeck Residents of two Kansas University scholarship halls who are suing over the use of their trust fund have scored a victory in court. Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy on Friday ruled that KU and Bank of America, which administers the trust left by Elizabeth Miller Watkins, have been mishandling money in the trust fund.
Report: N.Y. cardinal once encouraged admitted abuser to remain in ministry
May 12, 2002
Cardinal Edward Egan once encouraged a priest who admitted sexually abusing a teen-ager to continue to serve in the priesthood, a newspaper reported Saturday. The revelations came in videotaped testimony produced five years ago for a civil trial involving a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn.
Bush urges more leeway on welfare
May 12, 2002
President Bush urged Congress on Saturday to give states the freedom to bypass federal regulations as they shape welfare programs and spend federal money to lift the poor from poverty.
Higher-ed officials call emergency budget meeting
May 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Higher education officials Saturday announced an emergency meeting to deal with possible budget cuts, and slammed the Kansas House for not approving a tax increase.
Domestic violence bills go to Graves
May 12, 2002
Two bills designed to combat stalking and domestic violence won Senate approval Saturday and went to Gov. Bill Graves. Both measures arose out of efforts by Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall, some legislators and advocates for abuse victims to strengthen Kansas laws dealing with domestic violence and stalking.
Spring flowers are in the air and on the wrists
May 12, 2002
Uncooperative weather has kept flowers from blooming in many parts of the country but there is still a bumper crop of sweet spring scents. In fact, the season’s new perfumes range from floral to royal.
Rocket fired at U.S. Special Forces
May 12, 2002
For the second time in two weeks, a rocket missed U.S. Special Forces hunting Taliban and al-Qaida fighters in Pakistan’s frontier tribal belt, a local official said Saturday. The target was a vocational school in Miran Shah where about seven Americans are thought to bunk while working with Pakistani troops in the semiautonomous region along the Afghan border.
Area briefs
May 12, 2002
Pet vaccinations urged after rabid skunk found Highway Patrol honoring those killed in line of duty
On the record
May 12, 2002
Homer O. Evans
May 12, 2002
With some help from her mom, former talk-show host becomes a jewelry designer
May 12, 2002
It didn’t take more than a trip to a jewelry-supply store for Cristina Ferrare, who by age 52 has been a model, talk-show host, author and actress, to take on a new career. “It was an epiphany. I brought home some beautiful stones, did two necklaces and said, ‘I want to be a jeweler when I grow up.”’
Naomi Sims
May 12, 2002
Lawrence commuter report
May 12, 2002
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Always listen to your mother
May 12, 2002
By Dawn Turner Trice Chicago Tribune In celebration of Mother’s Day, I asked colleagues, friends and relatives to come up with their favorite “motherisms.” Here are just a few.
Light response
May 12, 2002
Do some deep research before buying individual stocks
May 12, 2002
Small investors have plenty of reason to feel skittish about the stock market. Stocks haven’t been doing very well in the new millennium. Scandals involving Enron, Arthur Andersen and other companies make you doubt the veracity of corporate earnings statements investors use in picking individual stocks.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
May 12, 2002
Briefcase
May 12, 2002
Sara Lee bakes up bread without the crust Productivity: Survey finds professionals working longer hours Motley Fool: Name that company
A fresh spin on a fatal attraction
Director Adrian Lyne shoots different endings for his newest movie
May 12, 2002
There’s no easy way to end a tale of adultery, director Adrian Lyne knows from experience. In “Fatal Attraction,” Lyne orchestrated a literal blood bath for Glenn Close. In Lyne’s “Indecent Proposal,” Robert Redford makes a noble sacrifice, cutting Demi Moore loose to return to her husband.
Recent storms don’t ease dryness
May 12, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess and Mindie Paget Recent storms have brought no relief to drought conditions in western Kansas. Isolated rain fell Saturday but was not substantial, said Steve Kays, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka.
The Motley Fool
May 12, 2002
Name That Company
KU eliminated — again
Jayhawks miss out on postseason for sixth straight year
May 12, 2002
By Levi Chronister Kansas University’s baseball team needed to win its final six games to have any chance of qualifying for the Big 12 tournament for the first time. KU looked to have a good start Friday night, leading Oklahoma, 3-2, with two outs in the top of the sixth before rain and lightning caused the suspension of the game at Hoglund Ballpark.
Pritchard king among Knights
Former KU player wins ABA championship, coach of year honors
May 12, 2002
By Gary Bedore Winning isn’t everything to Kevin Pritchard. It is the only thing. “One of our players came up to me during the season and said to me, ‘Kevin does not want to lose any games,”’ Kansas City Knights owner Jim Clark said of former Kansas University basketball point guard Pritchard, named 2002 ABA Coach of the Year after leading the Knights to a 35-5 record and league championship.
Lietzke ‘feels awkward,’ but takes lead
Final round in jeopardy at soggy Tiffany Greens
May 12, 2002
Bruce Lietzke, playing a course he “feels awkward on,” shot an 8-under-par 64 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Larry Nelson in the TD Waterhouse Championship. If another round of thunderstorms rolls in overnight as forecast, the already-soaked Tiffany Greens course could be unplayable for today’s final round.
Postseason picture in focus
May 12, 2002
Free State High came within a tennis ball of meeting Lawrence High in the first round of a Class 6A baseball sub-state on Tuesday at Ice Field. Free State and Topeka High both had 8-12 records so the Kansas State High School Activities Assn. had Firebirds’ coach Mike Hill reach into a box and pull out a tennis ball to determine the No. 7 and No. 8 seeds.
A furniture foundation
Exposition exposed U.S. to international styles
May 12, 2002
Most of the furniture designs that were popular in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries are well-known today. The designs include Queen Anne, Chippendale, Sheraton, Federal and Victorian.
Serena Williams in clay final
Capriati shocked by Henin at German Open
May 12, 2002
Serena Williams reached her first clay-court final, and Jennifer Capriati fell two victories short of regaining the world’s No. 1 ranking by losing to Justine Henin on Saturday in the German Open.
Pierce snubbed in MVP voting
Once again, Boston standout overlooked by national media
May 12, 2002
Despite the regular chants of the FleetCenter crowd in these playoffs, no one on the Celtics was expecting Paul Pierce to get the NBA’s MVP award. However, the fact he finished 11th in the balloting did raise eyebrows.
Definitive stamp features coffee pot
May 12, 2002
A coffee pot is the main design of a new U.S. 5-cent definitive stamp scheduled for release May 31. The new stamp shows a painted detail of a toleware coffee pot from the Winterthur Museum in Delaware.
Global trends
Gardeners want colorful landscapes, but instant results, too
May 12, 2002
By Carol Boncella Since the days when “hanging” was the height of garden style in Babylon, aficionados of outdoor decor have followed fashion trends. Today, alfresco fashion has an international flavor. Ideas and outlooks are exchanged by garden lovers around the globe.
Baldwin resident turns home into bed-and-breakfast
May 12, 2002
“Home and Away” host Cathy Hamilton, right, visits the Three Sisters Inn in Baldwin to see how its owner saved the old Victorian-style home from the wrecking ball and pursued her dream of opening a bed-and-breakfast.
Retirees opt for learning, not golfing
Foreign aid policy trumps weekly bridge game for active seniors
May 12, 2002
Say you’re 71 years old and want to learn about abstract impressionism. Read “Moby Dick” for the first time. Study marine biology.
Hamm still hurting
Soccer standout has been sidelined since surgery
May 12, 2002
Mia Hamm can’t dribble at full speed, but she still has a fastball. Hamm and goalkeeper Erin Fahey picked up their gloves and played catch on the RFK Stadium turf long after everyone else was gone following a Washington Freedom practice this week.
Programs offer local continuing education
May 12, 2002
If you’re looking for learning opportunities that don’t already require computer proficiency or foreign-language know-how, city and county resources offer classes tailored for students ages 55 and older.
U.S. businesses drawn to World Cup
May 12, 2002
It is the world’s most popular sports event, except to Americans. The World Cup doesn’t capture the attention of a Super Bowl or an Olympics. Never has not even in 1994, when it was held in the United States and probably never will.
Private school tuition aided by new tax laws
May 12, 2002
Boston defense key to success
May 12, 2002
Maybe people who watched Boston chuck up all those three-pointers during the regular season got the wrong impression, but the Celtics have turned things around this season with defense, not offense.
Late spurts lift Los Angeles
May 12, 2002
The Los Angeles Lakers want to suggest something new for today’s Game 4 with San Antonio. Don’t count the first 40 minutes or so. Call it warmup. Then put eight minutes on the clock and let them go at it.
State tourism information
May 12, 2002
Here are telephone numbers and Web sites of state tourism offices.
Firebirds rule boys 800 run
May 12, 2002
By Andy Samuelson If only the 800-meter run was 200 meters shorter Saturday, then there would have been a photo finish between Free State High’s Adrian Ludwig, Justin White and Nick Ens. As it was, the three Firebirds outran the rest of the field by a couple of strides and crossed the finish line 1-2-3 at the Sunflower League track and field meet, which was continued from Friday night because of lightning.
American League Roundup: Winn wins one for Rays
Tampa Bay stops losing streak at 15
May 12, 2002
When the ball left his bat, Randy Winn couldn’t be sure that baseball’s longest losing streak in 14 years was over.
National League Roundup: Mets put end to six-game skid
McEwing’s home run makes loser of Rockies’ Hampton
May 12, 2002
The losses keep piling up for Mike Hampton. Joe McEwing and the rest of Hampton’s former teammates on the New York Mets made the latest one especially frustrating. McEwing hit a three-run homer as the Mets snapped a six-game losing streak Saturday with a 4-3 victory over Hampton and the Colorado Rockies.
Baseball Briefs
May 12, 2002
Seattle closer Sasaki signs two-year extension Free agent Cordero signs with Expos Rangers call Romano Boston’s Ramirez has broken finger
Canseco yearning for another chance
Slugger now star attraction for Knights
May 12, 2002
The Triple-A Charlotte Knights have worked hard to make Jose Canseco a star attraction. Canseco knows the rest is up to him. He’s hit 462 home runs in the major leagues and would love a chance to reach 500.
After rough start, Phillies appear to be back on track
May 12, 2002
Larry Bowa watched his bullpen squander several leads last month and slept little while the team lost a club-record 18 games in April. Still, he kept his composure. The Philadelphia Phillies are now rewarding him for that patience.
Brazil’s Junqueira wins Indy pole
Driver attains four-lap average of 231.342 mph
May 12, 2002
Bruno Junqueira pushed the limits Saturday, winning the pole position for the Indianapolis 500 with a four-lap average of 231.342 mph. The quiet Brazilian was the first driver to make a qualifying attempt and the first of 24 to make it into the field for the May 26 race.
Travel briefs
May 12, 2002
Top 10 B&Bs Steamboats return to New Orleans Cowgirl museum trots out artwork
Hornish barely avoids wall
Brack qualifies in seventh row
May 12, 2002
Defending IRL champion Sam Hornish Jr. had a close call prior to Saturday’s Indy 500 qualifying session. Hornish, who has two wins and a third-place finish in the IRL’s first four races this season, spun on the back straightaway in the morning practice and barely avoided hitting the wall. He wasn’t the only one having trouble.
Ferrari driver first in Austria
May 12, 2002
Rubens Barrichello won the pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday, and Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher had his worst qualifying of the season, settling for third.
Horoscopes
May 12, 2002
The meaning of being a mother
Baby’s smile makes sacrifices seem insignificant
May 12, 2002
By Amy Trollinger Special to the Journal-World I used to pity them. Those bleary-eyed new mommy friends of mine whose lives were so engrossed in their drooling, demanding infants that they lost all sense of themselves. They used to be stylish, fascinating women. They read great books. They discussed politics fervently.
Changing families
May 12, 2002
Lane surges into lead with course-record 65
May 12, 2002
England’s Barry Lane shot a course-record 7-under-par 65 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Benson and Hedges International.
Baffert has Derby, plots for Preakness
Trainer knows how to win Classics
May 12, 2002
Bob Baffert doesn’t care. The big-shot trainer with the white hair, dark shades and quick quips has heard all the criticism about how a Saudi prince bought him War Emblem for almost a million bucks three weeks before the colt won the Kentucky Derby.
Because Mom said so
Novelty book documents familiar quips heard as child
May 12, 2002
By Jan Biles “Don’t go out with a wet head, you’ll catch pneumonia.” “When you’re the mother, then you can be the boss.” “I’m going to give you until the count of three.” Mothers have certain sayings and phrases they repeat to their children, who then grow up and are surprised to hear themselves speaking the same words to their offspring.
The art of mental health
Drawing, drama help youngsters cope with feelings
May 12, 2002
By Jan Biles Fourteen-year-old Joshua Graves has found an escape in the Therapeutic Classroom at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. It’s called drama therapy, and it gives the teen-ager an opportunity to turn off his worries and problems for a while.
Mentally ill often have trouble expressing themselves
May 12, 2002
By Jan Biles People diagnosed with panic disorders, schizophrenia, post traumatic stress syndrome or obsessive-compulsive disorders often have a difficult time finding the right words to describe what they are thinking and feeling.
Biographer reveals new theory
Another suspect surfaces as Anne Frank’s betrayer
May 12, 2002
The enduring mystery of the Anne Frank story is, who betrayed her to the Nazis? Anne and her family hid for 25 months in a canal-side warehouse in central Amsterdam, where the teen-ager wrote her thoughts, yearnings and descriptions of life in the cramped annex into notebooks.
Morrell delivers intensity again in ‘Long Lost’
May 12, 2002
As David Morrell’s new novel, “Long Lost,” opens, a stranger stops Brad Denning on the street and gushes how good it is to see him after all these years. As Brad wonders who he is, the man gleefully identifies himself: “Your brother!”
What are you reading?
May 12, 2002
Report animal abuse; it’s a crime
May 12, 2002
By Midge Grinstead History is full of stories about people being violent to animals and people. These acts of violence have been increasing throughout the United States. Animal violence, in particular, has been gaining national attention as a precursor to violence toward people.
Animal diet tips
May 12, 2002
Here are some tips to make your pet’s diet healthier.
Grace: a fashion and trends magazine for plus-size women
May 12, 2002
Little by little, fashion magazines have been breaking a long-standing taboo by picturing models in sizes that actually resemble most American women. A new magazine called Grace is going even further, honing in exclusively on the most underserved group of readers: Women who wear sizes 12 and up.
Look past surface when shopping for furniture
May 12, 2002
Buying large pieces of upholstered furniture, such as a sofa or easy chair, can be a success if you can separate quality furniture from the stuff that just looks good on the surface.
Best to build bridges with your contractor
May 12, 2002
Sometimes the most daunting task of remodeling a home isn’t finding the money to pay for it all, it’s all the hassles with contractors afterward.
Lampshades are retro and kitschy
May 12, 2002
Paul Giese of Anderson’s Lampshades remembers a time when his customers would ask for basic white, eggshell or parchment. “In the last five years, things have really changed,” Giese says.
Red Wings oust Blues from playoffs
May 12, 2002
When nothing less than a Stanley Cup will do, the Detroit Red Wings figure there’s no use celebrating along the way. Brendan Shanahan had two goals and two assists and Dominik Hasek made 16 saves for his third shutout of the playoffs as the Red Wings eliminated St. Louis with a 4-0 victory Saturday in Game 5 of their second round series.
Arts notes
May 12, 2002
KU music students place in KC competition Lawrence artist showing watercolors Festival mixes music, kites and barbecue Storytellers to give programs at schools Agency taking entries for final postcard series