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Carter: No evidence Cuba transferred technology for terrorist uses
May 13, 2002
(Updated Monday at 2:27 p.m.) Jimmy Carter said Monday that American officials briefing him for his trip to Cuba said they had no evidence the communist country was transferring abroad technology that could be used to make weapons of mass destruction.
Regents warn of consequences of no tax increase
May 13, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:37 p.m.) TOPEKA Higher education will suffer irreparable cuts if the House refuses to approve a tax increase, Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Clay Blair said Monday.
House remains deadlocked on taxes
Senate goes part-time
May 13, 2002
(Updated Monday at 5:49 p.m.) TOPEKA With large cuts in spending looming, the House remained deadlocked over tax issues as the Legislature’s session entered its 103rd day Monday.
Two rockets fired near American troops in Afghanistan
Others aimed at British forces
May 13, 2002
(Updated Monday at 10:26 a.m.) Two rockets were fired near a U.S. military unit in eastern Afghanistan, but nobody was hurt, an Afghan official said Monday.
City, county eye aid to schools
May 13, 2002
By Joel Mathis City and county commissioners are weighing whether to help the Lawrence school district as it struggles under the weight of $4.7 million in budget cuts that would weaken or destroy programs most agree are praiseworthy. Â Online extra: Vote in the poll
Glass in 11th place
May 13, 2002
Lawrence bowler Bob Glass is in 11th place after the first round of the Greater Detroit Open senior tournament held. Glass totaled 2,012 pins in Round One.
Lawrence employment outlook improving, survey says
May 13, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence employers are more optimistic about their hiring plans than they were three months ago. nAccording to the quarterly Employment Outlook Survey, 27 percent of Lawrence companies planned to increase their staffing levels during the months of July, August and September.
Ramirez out at least four weeks
Boston slugger fractured finger
May 13, 2002
Saturday night brought bad news for Manny Ramirez and the Red Sox. Sunday, it got worse.
Lawrence city commission
May 13, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall Sunflower Cablevision Channel 25
Drug smugglers go underground
Tunnels used to elude authorities along Mexican border
May 13, 2002
It was a typical bedroom with long curtains and a plush, floral rug except that the fireplace wasn’t just for keeping things cozy. When police removed the metal grill still holding charred logs, they found a secret tunnel to the United States.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
May 13, 2002
Rainout gives Lietzke fourth Senior victory
May 13, 2002
When he woke up twice Saturday night to the sound of thunder, Bruce Lietzke figured he might be on the verge of winning a golf tournament without even swinging a club. He was right.
Bombs becoming more compact, potent
May 13, 2002
For a bomb, it seems, any old thing will do. Paper clips. Christmas tree bulbs. Shards dipped in rat poison. Chewing gum. The nuts and bolts of a bomb can be just that nuts and bolts.
Horoscopes
May 13, 2002
Games of risk
Stock and bond investors can learn lesson from gamblers
May 13, 2002
Picking stocks and bonds is not supposed to be a roll of the dice, but it turns out that investors can learn a few tricks from card sharks, hustlers and track junkies. “The stock market is like a gambling casino where the odds are at least probably in your favor rather than against you,” said Princeton University economics Professor Burton Malkiel, who keeps “Dr. Z’s Beat the Racetrack” on his investing bookshelf, along with his own “A Random Walk Down Wall Street.”
KU honors slain student with study abroad scholarship
May 13, 2002
By Dave Ranney A year ago today, Shannon Martin, a 23-year-old honors student at Kansas University, was found stabbed to death in Golfito, Costa Rica, where she had gone to collect plant specimens for a research project. Online extra: More photos from Golfito
s Day at pool
May 13, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Mother’s Day was celebrated with a splash Sunday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. Offering free admission to all mothers accompanied by their families, the pool gave moms a chance to let their worries float away. Shortly after opening at 1:30 p.m., the pool filled with families celebrating the holiday.
Hamilton wins Busch 200 for first NASCAR victory
May 13, 2002
After 95 winless starts in the NASCAR Busch series, Bobby Hamilton Jr. found the winning groove.
Peterson to BU
May 13, 2002
Lawrence High senior forward Jamie Peterson will sign a letter of intent with Baker University on Wednesday.
Glass in 11th place
May 13, 2002
Lawrence bowler Bob Glass is in 11th place after the first round of the Greater Detroit Open senior tournament held. Glass totaled 2,012 pins in Round One.
National League Roundup: Cardinals rally past Cincy
Drew’s blast in eighth inning keys 10-8 comeback victory
May 13, 2002
Up by eight runs in the second inning, the Cincinnati Reds relaxed, substituted and chalked it up as a win. They won’t do that again.
American League Roundup: Walk in park for Texas
Hurler Chan Ho Park strong in debut
May 13, 2002
Chan Ho Park finally pitched in Texas, and it was well worth the wait for the Rangers. Park threw five strong innings in his first start off the disabled list because of a pulled right hamstring and the Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 Sunday for their fourth straight win.
No’ vote reveals Sharon weakness
Prime minister’s party rejects statehood for Palestinians
May 13, 2002
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Likud party voted early today to reject the creation of a Palestinian state, a major defeat for Sharon that he feared would increase international pressure on Israel and tie his hands in potential negotiations.
City, county eye aid to schools
May 13, 2002
By Joel Mathis City and county commissioners are weighing whether to help the Lawrence school district as it struggles under the weight of $4.7 million in budget cuts that would weaken or destroy programs most agree are praiseworthy. Online extra: Vote in the poll
Celtics punish Pistons
Pierce, Walker give Celtics 3-1 lead in playoff series
May 13, 2002
The Detroit Pistons couldn’t stop Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce not at the same time, at least. Walker had 22 of his 30 points in the first half and Pierce had 23 of his 25 in the second half Sunday as the Boston Celtics beat Detroit, 90-79, to move within one victory of the Eastern Conference finals.
Kenneth C. Edwards
May 13, 2002
Marie Broyles
May 13, 2002
Ethel E. Reeves
May 13, 2002
Grandview, Mo. Â Private services for Ethel E. Reeves, 91, Grandview, Mo., will be at a later date. Private burial will be in Deay Cemetery. Mrs. Reeves died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at the Grandview Manor Care Center.
Ex-Lion Weygint to play at Washburn
May 13, 2002
Former Lawrence High volleyball player Ann Weygint will play volleyball at Washburn University for new coach Chris Herron next season.
Briefly
May 13, 2002
New York: Giuliani gives address at Syracuse commencement Washington, D.C.: Jordan’s king warns on Iraq Washington, D.C.: Police departments respond to domestic violence issue Cincinnati: Airport terminal evacuated
More ordnance found in hunt for al-Qaida
May 13, 2002
Coalition forces discovered and blew up more stashes of rockets, mortars and other weapons Sunday as they scoured the desolate mountains of eastern Afghanistan for remnants of Taliban and al-Qaida fighters.
Friends’ anticipates baby boom in ratings
May 13, 2002
One character is unmarried and pregnant, the father her on-again, off-again lover. Another character not the dad awkwardly professes his love to the pregnant woman and is rebuffed.
Opera season closes on high note
Young tenor makes triumphant debut as last-minute sub for Pavarotti
May 13, 2002
For Luciano Pavarotti, it’s over. For Salvatore Licitra, it’s just beginning. On a night of high drama at the opera house, Pavarotti disappointed thousands of his fans by deciding at the last minute he was too ill with the flu to sing the closing performance of the Metropolitan Opera season.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
May 13, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at several stations in Lawrence.
Susie L. Koeberlein
May 13, 2002
Marie Broyles
May 13, 2002
Services for Marie Broyles, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at her home. Survivors include Dorothy Layton, Lawrence.
What’s new
May 13, 2002
Wearable computers enhance the world we see Cafe mixes muffins and browsing the ‘Net Microsoft Xbox creators form production company
A gift for Schumacher: the Austrian Grand Prix
May 13, 2002
Michael Schumacher finally won the Austrian Grand Prix, and didn’t like it at all.
People
May 13, 2002
A posh fund-raiser Say a little prayer for Dionne Guitarist’s house too hot to handle Producer schools graduates
Pan America
May 13, 2002
Journal-World Editorial How quickly others blame us for their foibles and frailties, rightly or not. A foreign government topples, a political assassination occurs, an earthquake strikes and some other disaster, such as a school shooting, makes headlines. Guess who or what usually gets first blame.
World Briefs
May 13, 2002
Kazakhstan: Roof collapses at cosmodrome London: Assisted-suicide advocate dies Cyprus: Exiled Palestinians restricted for security London: Rail crash ruled freak accident India: Sabotage suspected in train derailment Sudan: Hundreds said killed by rebels from Uganda Russia: Chechen capital sealed by troops
Arafat shouldn’t be placated
May 13, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services What if law enforcement took the same approach to the 21-year-old suspect arrested in the planting of 18 pipe bombs in five states that President Bush is taking with Yasser Arafat?
Lawrence resident retires as Farmland CEO
May 13, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence resident Bob Honse, 58, stepped down as president and CEO of Farmland Industries on Monday, clearing the way for the company’s executive vice president to lead the cooperative through trying financial times.
Susie L. Koeberlein
May 13, 2002
Services for Susie L. Koeberlein, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at her home.
KU honors slain student with study abroad scholarship
May 13, 2002
By Dave Ranney A year ago today, Shannon Martin, a 23-year-old honors student at Kansas University, was found stabbed to death in Golfito, Costa Rica, where she had gone to collect plant specimens for a research project. Â Online extra: More photos from Golfito
Diverse greek chapters look to work together
May 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck In 1930, with racism rampant on university campuses, several black fraternities and sororities from the University of Indiana and Howard University joined together to form their own umbrella organization separate from the all-white Interfraternal Conference.
Lawrence resident retires as Farmland CEO
May 13, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence resident Bob Honse, 58, stepped down as president and CEO of Farmland Industries on Monday, clearing the way for the company’s executive vice president to lead the cooperative through trying financial times.
FIA summons Ferrari over controversial finish
May 13, 2002
Motor sport’s world governing body on Monday summoned Ferrari drivers and officials to a special hearing following the controversial finish at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Boys from Brazil invade front of Indy pack
May 13, 2002
First, there was Emerson Fittipaldi. Now there is a whole contingent of boys from Brazil, and most of them are at the front of the Indianapolis 500 field.
Rain flattens Coke Night at Lakeside
May 13, 2002
Two-thirds of the features took place before the rains shortened Friday evening’s events. The Factory Stocks ran their entire program and treated the crowd to a fantastic finish where three of the top five cars spun on the final lap.
KU increases efforts to recruit minorities
May 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Last year’s student body president at Kansas University was black. This year’s is Asian-American. But don’t let the figureheads fool you KU students are predominately white. “I don’t think KU has a climate that is very friendly to minority students,” said Justin Mills, the past student body president.
Correction
May 13, 2002
Kansas University’s placings at the Big 12 Conference Indoor track championships were listed incorrectly in Sunday’s J-W. The KU women were sixth and the men seventh at the league indoor championships in late February in Lincoln, Neb.
Indiana’s Davis nets raise in pay
Hoosiers’ coach led team to Final Four
May 13, 2002
Indiana athletic director Michael McNeely’s carrot-and-stick approach is about to produce big dividends for basketball coach Mike Davis. Davis’s upcoming pay raise he and McNeely were set to meet today to work out the final details will elevate him to the upper tier of Big Ten coaches.
Kansas heads to regionals
Jayhawks seek redemption for league finish
May 13, 2002
After stumbling to an all-time school worst 10th place at the Big 12 Conference championships, Kansas University’s men’s golf team will try to bounce back in this week’s NCAA Central Regional.
Golf Roundup: Fudo ends Webb’s reign
May 13, 2002
Japan’s Yuri Fudo shot a bogey-free 5-under-par 67 Sunday for three-stroke victory over two-time champion Karrie Webb in the Nichirei Cup. Fudo, who shared the lead with Webb after three rounds, had five birdies on the 6,424-yard, par-72 Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club to finish at 17-under 271.
Sorenstam cards 64 to overcome Hurst
May 13, 2002
Annika Sorenstam, confident she had played her best, could only stand and watch from the scorer’s tent. She didn’t expect Pat Hurst to make a mistake this time.
Maruyama holds off Crane, Woods with 68
May 13, 2002
Instead of that happy-go-lucky smile, Shigeki Maruyama spent most of the time sticking out his tongue in mock relief after escaping trouble with delicate chips and clutch putts in the Byron Nelson Classic.
Baseball Briefs
May 13, 2002
MLB investigates Rockies’ humidor Palmeiro leaves game Rangers demote rookie Nevin out with injury Twins activate Ortiz from disabled list Shattered glass pane delays Expos game
Diary chronicled joy for life
Slain girl’s writings also show misgivings about Skakel family
May 13, 2002
Life was thrilling for Martha Moxley as she came of age amid the mansions and celebrities of Greenwich in the mid-1970s. The blond teen whose murder would long haunt the affluent New York City suburb was an instant hit as she swept in from California with her family and settled in the gated community of Belle Haven.
U.N. health meeting to focus on bioterror, Taiwan, Mideast
May 13, 2002
Tackling issues from bioterrorism to AIDS, malaria and drug patents, the top U.N. health policy body begins its weeklong annual meeting today. The World Health Assembly, which brings together the 191 nations of the World Health Organization, also is set to hold politically charged debates on Taiwan’s bid for observer status and the health effects of the Mideast crisis.
Firefighters’ death rate increasing
May 13, 2002
Firefighters are dying in burning buildings more frequently now than 25 years ago, despite advances in protective equipment, according to a report by a national safety group. The rate of deaths per 100,000 structure fires gradually increased from about 1.5 in the late 1970s to about three in 2000, according to the Quincy-based nonprofit National Fire Protection Assn.
Doubts mount on credibility of Florida girl’s caretaker
May 13, 2002
Doubts are mounting about the woman who says a child-welfare worker took 5-year-old Rilya Wilson from her home last year and never returned her. An Associated Press review of court records from past criminal and civil cases involving Geralyn Graham shows that she has used at least 33 aliases and that lawyers in the past have questioned whether she was a con artist or severely mentally impaired.
NHL Roundup: Maple Leafs push Senators to Game 7
May 13, 2002
Alexander Mogilny scored the game-winner at 4:28 of the third period as Toronto beat Ottawa to force a decisive Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Game 7 is Tuesday in Toronto.
Kings ready to advance
May 13, 2002
The Dallas Mavericks have the talent and the desire to beat the Sacramento Kings. It just seems they haven’t got the heart. After getting two victories in Texas to wrest control of a series that seemed destined for a long run, Sacramento can eliminate the Mavericks from the Western Conference semifinals with a victory tonight at Arco Arena in Game 5.
Lakers rally past Spurs - Los Angeles 87, San Antonio 85
May 13, 2002
Kobe Bryant says he loves playing in San Antonio, and his second straight fourth-quarter rescue job was proof. Bryant wasn’t having much of a game Sunday after three periods 7-for-21 shooting, 16 points but he came to life in the fourth.
Kidd’s heroics net New Jersey win over Hornets
May 13, 2002
Unless they find a way to stop Jason Kidd, the Hornets will never play another game in Charlotte. His right eye swollen, bruised and bandaged, Kidd looked like a battered boxer Sunday as he led the New Jersey Nets to an 89-79 victory in what may have been the Hornets’ final game in Charlotte.
Area briefs
May 13, 2002
Wellsville house fire kills 1 Wolf Creek plant resumes power KU journalist students receive Hearst awards
On the record
May 13, 2002
Auto Racing Roundup: Schumacher nabs controversial win
Ferrari teammate Barrichello yields lead on final straightaway, settles for second
May 13, 2002
Michael Schumacher didn’t need the fastest car to win the Austrian Grand Prix. Schumacher cruised to victory Sunday when Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello following team orders yielded the lead in the final straightaway, allowing the four-time world champion to take the checkered flag.
Agassi conquers Rome
U.S. netter claims first Italian Open crown
May 13, 2002
Andre Agassi finally added an Italian Open title to his long list of championships. As the only active player to have won each of tennis’ four Grand Slams, Agassi has few challenges left to conquer.
Co-founder to resign
President and CEO spent 27 years building space museum, programs
May 13, 2002
The co-founder of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center has announced he is resigning after 27 years as the museum’s president and chief executive officer. Max Ary, 52, said he plans to remain in the museum field and will take a few months off while he considers his next step. His last day at the Cosmosphere is Aug. 9.
Developers hope to give new life to former political boss’ headquarters
May 13, 2002
Developers hope to transform the former headquarters of political boss Tom Pendergast into a bed-and-breakfast operation. The development might also include apartments, a restaurant and a basement nightclub.
Tractor-trailer kills teen driver
How rig lost control still unknown
May 13, 2002
A tractor-trailer loaded with Lifesavers candy toppled onto a sports car, killing its teen-age driver and shutting down part of Interstate 70 for much of Saturday, authorities said. The rig was in the passing lane when it veered off a curved stretch of the interstate around 10:15 a.m. The trailer fell on the car, which was in the slow lane.
KC completes sweep - Royals 4, Indians 1
May 13, 2002
After winning only eight games the previous two years, Paul Byrd is tied for the American League lead with six victories this season. Byrd, who has half of Kansas City’s wins, won again Sunday as the Royals posted their first three-game sweep at home over Cleveland in nearly 17 years, beating the Indians 4-1 Sunday.
Racial expectations can be self-fulfilling
May 13, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr Miami Herald Whatever happened to the white athlete? That’s the question Sports Illustrated posed in a provocative 1997 cover story.
Roswell’ blasts off for the last time
May 13, 2002
First and foremost, “Roswell” has always been a love story. Setting aside aliens in human form, evil FBI agents, evil Air Force personnel, befuddled parents (only Buffy’s mom was denser than these folks), vicious foes in borrowed skins and even all that blither-blather about everybody feeling alienated in high school, the beating heart of “Roswell” is the beating hearts of its teen lovers, especially the doe-eyed duo of alien Max (Jason Behr) and perky Liz (Shiri Appleby).
TV Guide misses a few top shows
May 13, 2002
When in doubt, make a list. The scribes at TV Guide have concocted “50 Best Shows of All Time” (9 p.m., ABC), a countdown of television’s finest, from “Bewitched” (No. 50) to “Seinfeld” (No. 1).
Storms bring hail and cyclones to central counties
May 13, 2002
Tornadoes and hail moved mainly across open fields in parts of central Kansas Saturday night, but the only reports of damage were downed telephone lines in Edwards County. There were no injuries reported.
Library seeks 12-and-older assistance with Summer Reading Program
May 13, 2002
Going in circles
May 13, 2002
State’s sporadic growth gives mixed signals
Cities see modest increases in employment; businesses maintain caution
May 13, 2002
Economic recovery has been like recent spring rains hit and miss. News of job creation in one part of the state has been washed away by reports of more layoffs in aviation, manufacturing and telecommunications.
Bloody Roar’ a cut below other fighting games
May 13, 2002
“Bloody Roar: Primal Fury,” the latest in Activision’s series of mutant-based battlers, comes to us from developer Hudson Soft and Eighting for Nintendo’s GameCube. It’s a graphically dazzling game for those who don’t want to memorize 50 combination attacks for each combatant and then deal with the arthritis that develops when you try to make them happen.
Faculty members given advising award
May 13, 2002
Three faculty members in Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have been selected for this year’s J. Michael Young Academic Adviser Award.
Ethel E. Reeves
May 13, 2002
The scorecard
May 13, 2002
The graphics for “Knockout Kings 2002” get a B. You’ll enjoy watching the great looking fighters move, bob and weave like the real thing. You’ll see nice renditions of 10 noted venues, including Caesar’s Palace and Wembley Arena.
You’ve got game
Try to take a swing at ‘Knockout Kings’
May 13, 2002
Boxing. The sweet science. Ali. Smokin’ Joe. Sugar Ray. And now, “Knockout Kings 2002.” Thanks to developer Black Ops, EA Sports is providing a solid boxing title to add to your Xbox sports collection.
On the money
May 13, 2002
The Internet contains several business and personal finance sites that cater to African American investors and consumers. Here are a few worth taking a look at.
Mow better blues: Technology cuts out the need for human labor
May 13, 2002
By Dave Toplikar For a few seconds, I was lying in a hammock stretched between two trees and enjoying the aroma of the ribs in the smoker. Two of my teen daughters were trimming the hedges. Another was digging a flower garden. And my son had dropped by the house to manicure the lawn for the second time this week.
Spider-Man’ maintains superhuman box-office pace
May 13, 2002
Now you know why they call him the Amazing Spider-Man. With $72 million in its second weekend a number that would be a tremendous debut weekend for almost any film “Spider-Man” knocked off “Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace” to become the fastest movie ever to hit $200 million.
College students misguided about debt
May 13, 2002
I came to Hampton University in Hampton, Va., as a guest lecturer to teach and talk about journalism. What I ended up discussing most was credit card debt. So many of the students were concerned about the amount of credit card debt they had. Those who didn’t have a credit card were worried about their friends who did and were struggling to pay their bills every month.
Local briefs
May 13, 2002
Community service: Letter carrier drive reaps 18,000 pounds of donations Lawrence letter carriers picked up more than 18,000 pounds of donated goods Saturday during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 10th annual food drive. David Martinez, president of the local branch, said the drive was the letter carriers’ way of giving back to the community. In Lawrence, the food will be distributed through the United Way to different nonprofit agencies. Martinez said about 65 letter carriers in the Lawrence area participated in the food drive. He said it gave them a “warm feeling” in a time when the postal service was in the news for anthrax letters and pipe bombs in mail boxes. “The public still hasn’t forgotten us and still cares,” Martinez said. “It makes you proud of Lawrence and of the community for the outpouring of generosity they have for a worthwhile cause.” _______________________________________ Politics: Baldwin businessman seeks state representative seat A Baldwin businessman on Tuesday will announce his candidacy for the 10th State House District seat currently held by Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin. Tom Holland, president of Holland Technologies Inc., an information technology professional services firm, will formally register Tuesday morning at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Holland, a Democrat, plans to focus his campaign on public school financing. “Our state government has neglected the financial needs of our public schools for a decade, and now we have massive teacher layoffs and program reductions,” he said. “I intend to provide the necessary leadership to get public school financing back on track.” Holland has both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration and is a certified Project Management Professional. _______________________________________ 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.
N.J. study says re-creation of wetlands usually ‘dismal’
May 13, 2002
By Joel Mathis Kansas transportation officials are trying to sell a Baker Wetlands route for the South Lawrence Trafficway with the promise of building even more wetlands nearby. But a new study in New Jersey which has some of the strictest mitigation policies in the country says the success rate of new wetlands there was a “dismal” 48 percent.
City ponders arts center help despite tight funds
May 13, 2002
By Joel Mathis The message has been steady as a drumbeat from City Hall in recent months: It’s time to tighten belts. Even so, Lawrence city commissioners are preparing to help another outside agency with its bills in the same fiscal year that already has seen a hiring “chill” in city departments.
Families celebrate Mother’s Day at pool
May 13, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Mother’s Day was celebrated with a splash Sunday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. Offering free admission to all mothers accompanied by their families, the pool gave moms a chance to let their worries float away. Shortly after opening at 1:30 p.m., the pool filled with families celebrating the holiday.
Small-town banks going strong in Kansas
May 13, 2002
A hundred years ago, this town had all the trappings of a thriving community a hotel, newspaper, train depot, shops, stores and even a bank. Most are gone, except for a half dozen businesses and Farmers State Bank. Still operating in the same white corner building where it started in 1900, it’s a bank in a community of 185 without big-bank trappings.
Method to Hamas madness
May 13, 2002
By Stanley Crouch New York Daily News What we are seeing from Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organization, is not irrational, spontaneous outbursts of violence, but a masterful, long-range strategy. Those who would deal with Hamas had better figure this one out and stop being manipulated.
Cuba rolls out red carpet for Carter’s historic visit
May 13, 2002
Jimmy Carter became the first current or former U.S. president to visit Cuba in 74 years, arriving here Sunday for talks with President Fidel Castro and his foes at a time when ties between the two countries are more strained than they have been in years.
U.S. right to reject world court
May 13, 2002
By Mark Bowden Knight Ridder Newspapers Last week, President Bush effectively “unsigned” a treaty committing the United States to participation in the International Criminal Court, which is due to convene for the first time this summer.
Sooners win sloppy series finale - Oklahoma 6, Kansas 3
May 13, 2002
By Levi Chronister Although eliminated from postseason contention, Kansas University’s baseball team showed an “it ain’t over ‘til it’s over” attitude Sunday against Oklahoma. The Jayhawks put two or more runners on base with two outs in four different innings and scored two of their three runs with two outs, but it wasn’t enough in an 6-3 loss to the Sooners at Hoglund Ballpark.
ICC pull-out
May 13, 2002
Diverse greek chapters look to work together
May 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck In 1930, with racism rampant on university campuses, several black fraternities and sororities from the University of Indiana and Howard University joined together to form their own umbrella organization separate from the all-white Interfraternal Conference.
Pan America
May 13, 2002
Journal-World Editorial How quickly others blame us for their foibles and frailties, rightly or not. A foreign government topples, a political assassination occurs, an earthquake strikes and some other disaster, such as a school shooting, makes headlines. Guess who or what usually gets first blame.
Kenneth C. Edwards
May 13, 2002
Services for Kenneth C. Edwards, 69, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Edwards died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at his home.
Lawrence employment outlook improving, survey says
May 13, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence employers are more optimistic about their hiring plans than they were three months ago. nAccording to the quarterly Employment Outlook Survey, 27 percent of Lawrence companies planned to increase their staffing levels during the months of July, August and September.
Nation Briefs
May 13, 2002
Virginia: Marine base intruder shot, hospitalized Pennsylvania: Appalachian Trail’s original hiker dies Florida: Lion bites off arm of park employee Chicago: Study suggests tea may strengthen bones
Nation Briefs
May 13, 2002
Los Angeles: Brush fire rages; no homes threatened Arizona: Former Mafia boss dies Florida: Reno campaign draws TV president California: Derailed freight train left hanging off cliff Los Angeles: Report warns against secession from city