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Record-breaking legislative session comes down to one vote
May 15, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 3:12 a.m.) By Scott Rothschild TOPEKA A record-breaking legislative session appeared to be coming down to one vote Wednesday. Republican legislative leaders said if the House didn’t approve a $258 million tax increase, they may send lawmakers home and await a call from Gov. Bill Graves for a special session.
KU proposes 21 percent increase in tuition
May 15, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 4:08 p.m.) Tuition and fees at Kansas University would increase 21 percent this fall for in-state students under a proposal unveiled Wednesday by university officials.
Carter tells Cubans about fledgling democracy effort
May 15, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 8:46 a.m.) HAVANA Jimmy Carter addressed Cubans in an unprecedented hour of live, uncensored television telling them that their country does not meet international standards of democracy and repeatedly promoting a grass-roots campaign for greater civil liberties.
Arafat presents vague reform promise, urges patience
May 15, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 3:22 p.m.) RAMALLAH, West Bank Yasser Arafat, who is under growing pressure at home and abroad to carry out reforms, acknowledged Wednesday that he has made mistakes and promised to restructure his government and hold elections. Yet he did not present a detailed plan and instead appealed for patience.
Fresno issue just a blip for Bohl
May 15, 2002
By Chuck Woodling As I sit back and reflect on the Al Bohl brouhaha at Fresno State, I can only wonder why funneling reserve funds into the FSU operating budget went on for three years before somebody at the school looked at the books and said, “Hey, we can’t do that.”
Nation Briefs
May 15, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Israel releases one of two U.S. citizens Washington, D.C.: House gives widows Social Security boost Chicago: Common diabetes drug deadly to some users Philadelphia: Package bomb links to terrorists discounted
Edward Paris
May 15, 2002
Columbia, S.C. Â Graveside services for Edward J. Paris, 76, Columbia, S.C., will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Memorial with military rites. Col. Paris died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. He had lived in Columbia since 1975.
Nation services
May 15, 2002
Chanute  Memorial services for Marjorie R. Nation, 90, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Chanute. Private inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute. Mrs. Nation died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Lincoln, Neb.
City softball results: May 14
May 15, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Tuesday, May 14.
6News video report: Most KU students anxious to know how much tuition will be
May 15, 2002
6News reports on reactions to the KU tuition increase.
Thirty Jayhawks named academic all-league
May 15, 2002
Thirty Kansas University student-athletes including 18 women and 12 men were among the 246 members of the Big 12 Conference’s Track and Field Academic All-Big 12 Teams, the league announced Tuesday.
Lions drop ‘heartbreaker’
Manhattan knocks off LHS, 2-1, in bottom of seventh
May 15, 2002
Lawrence High held on for as long as it possibly could before bowing to Manhattan, 2-1, in its Class 6A sub-state championship Tuesday. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning of a 1-all tie, the Indians had a player reach on an error and advance to second on a wild pitch.
EHS edges Firebirds
Season ends with 3-2 setback at Emporia
May 15, 2002
Free State High scored first and last, but in between it was all Emporia. As a result, the Firebirds’ girls soccer season ended with a 3-2 Class 6A regional first-round loss to EHS on Tuesday.
Lakers eliminate Spurs
May 15, 2002
Once again, the Los Angeles Lakers found a way to beat the San Antonio Spurs in the fourth quarter. This time, Kobe Bryant had help. A basket by Bryant with 2:27 remaining put the Lakers ahead for good and triggered a 10-4 game-closing run that gave them a 93-87 victory, enabling them to win the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series in five games.
Lawrence Briefs
May 15, 2002
Tribes have conference on wellness issues Lawrence recycling rate ‘highest in Kansas’ City commission grants $15,000 to arts center Real estate subject of executive session
On the record
May 15, 2002
Briefly
May 15, 2002
Washington, D.C.: FBI director to propose ‘super squad’ for terror Afghanistan: U.S. forces capture Taliban commander Virginia: Questioning limits set for Guantanamo detainees
New anti-Castro policy planned
May 15, 2002
The Bush administration is putting the finishing touches on an even harsher policy against Fidel Castro’s communist regime. In what the White House is billing as a major policy address on Monday, Cuban Independence Day, President Bush is expected to push his get-tough, anti-Castro rhetoric to new levels.
Carter seeks new direction in Cuba ties
May 15, 2002
Jimmy Carter on Tuesday called on Cuba to join the democratic nations of the Americas, respect human rights and allow Red Cross inspections of prisons. In an unprecedented live television broadcast to the Cuban people, he also urged that the United States take the first step toward ending 43 years of hostility and lift the ban on travel and trade with the socialist regime.
Williams withdraws with injury
Kournikova, Capriati advance to third round in Rome
May 15, 2002
Venus Williams pulled out of the Italian Open with a wrist injury Tuesday 30 minutes before her match against Anna Kournikova. The decision raised questions about whether the world’s top-ranked player will be ready for the French Open.
Mizerock first choice of players
May 15, 2002
If they left it up to the players, John Mizerock might be a unanimous choice as manager of the Kansas City Royals. “They just need to take the interim label off his title and let him be our manager,” said first baseman Mike Sweeney.
Hinch homers twice as Royals rip Twins, 8-1
May 15, 2002
A.J. Hinch was glad he didn’t know what kind of pitch he hit for a three-run homer. “That means you’re just seeing the ball and reacting to the ball,” said Hinch, who tied a career high with four RBIs in Kansas City’s 8-1 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday night.
Baldwin Democrat eyes seat in House
May 15, 2002
By Mike Belt Expressing concern about public school financing, Baldwin resident Tom Holland on Tuesday launched his candidacy for the 10th District in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Naturopathy bill advances to governor
Legislation would set up regulations but not licensure
May 15, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Lawmakers on Tuesday sent Gov. Bill Graves a compromise bill that would start regulating naturopathic doctors but stops short of licensing them like medical doctors. The measure, adopted 78-45 by the House, was part of a larger health-care bill approved last week by the Senate.
House offers new congressional map to Senate
May 15, 2002
By Scott Rothschild While most of the record 104-day legislative session has been spent on the budget, resolution of a congressional redistricting plan also has proved elusive. Tuesday, some movement occurred.
Boston priest’s records released
May 15, 2002
Church officials discussed the Rev. Paul Shanley’s troubling sexual history and how to prevent him from harming others during the early 1990s, according to records from the Boston Archdiocese’s file on the now-retired priest.
Nation Briefs
May 15, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Safety board repeats airline fuel proposal Detroit: Race-based admission for law school upheld New York City: Acura Integra theft rate 8 times above average New York: Seneca tribe, state approve casino compact
Edward Paris
May 15, 2002
Nation services
May 15, 2002
Patricia Ann Patterson Jaimez
May 15, 2002
Sharon talks tough on peace policy
May 15, 2002
As if to remind the world and the Israeli people that he has not suddenly become a proponent of a Palestinian state, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Tuesday set tough demands for beginning peace talks, and said any negotiations could lead only to a long-term interim deal, rather than the state the Palestinians demand.
Date set for work on missile defense
May 15, 2002
Work on underground silos for missile interceptors will begin in Alaska on June 14, the first day the government will be freed from a 1972 treaty that bans major missile defenses, the head of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency said Tuesday.
Local briefs
May 15, 2002
Eavesdropping: Judge allows videotape as evidence in case Ottawa A videotape of the inside of a woman’s bathroom can be used as evidence in the eavesdropping case against a former bar co-owner, even though the tape was snatched from the suspect’s VCR at the request of a police officer, a judge has ruled. The attorney for Darrin A. Votaw, 31, Lawrence, had argued that the former girlfriend was acting as an agent of the government. Votaw, 31, of Lawrence, faces nine counts of eavesdropping. The woman, Kyla Rutter, testified that she found the unmarked tape Feb. 19 inside the VCR at Votaw’s apartment. Rutter said the tape showed women inside the women’s bathroom at G. Williker’s, a bar that was partially owned by Votaw. Rutter called a friend who was dating a Lawrence police officer, and the officer told Rutter to bring the tape to police. Franklin County Magistrate Judge Edwin Smith ruled Monday that Rutter was acting as a private citizen, not an agent of police. ___________________________________________ Recognition: Lawrence student named a Presidential Scholar Lawrence High School senior Benet Magnuson has been selected a Presidential Scholar by a commission of the U.S. Department of Education. Magnuson joins a prestigious list of high school students no more than 141 annually to be recognized for demonstrating leadership, scholarship, contribution to school and community as well as accomplishments in the arts, sciences and other fields of interest. He is the son of Larry and Sarah Magnuson, Lawrence. In June, all Presidential Scholars will be honored during National Recognition Week in Washington, D.C. Other Kansas scholars are Whitney Seibel of McPherson High School and Anna Wang of Shawnee Mission East High School. ___________________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.26 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets, and 920 N. Second. 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.
Plug pulled on ‘Politically Incorrect’
May 15, 2002
ABC is canceling Bill Maher’s late-night topical talk show, “Politically Incorrect,” and replacing it with an entertainment show led by Comedy Central’s Jimmy Kimmel. Maher’s show, which starts after “Nightline,” has aired on ABC since 1997 and started on Comedy Central in 1993.
City eyes private support for parks
Foundation’s main role would be fund raising
May 15, 2002
By Joel Mathis The city may create a private foundation that would raise money to improve Lawrence parks. “It’s a little more aggressive approach to fund raising,” Assistant City Manager Dave Corliss said Tuesday at a meeting of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Entrepreneurial skills give graduates a head start
May 15, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Senior Eric Gonsher doesn’t flinch when he hears about the bad job market. While many of Gonsher’s fellow Kansas University graduates scramble to enter corporate America, a job search is the last thing on his mind. He already owns his own business.
Australian cook concocts zingy pork, mashed potato dish
May 15, 2002
Maple Syrup and Apple Braised Pork With Horseradish Mash uses a stylish combination of ingredients to dress up meat and potatoes, while staying within low-fat bounds. The recipe comes in good company, among about 100 in “Fresh and Healthy” (Ten Speed Press, 2001, $24.95, paperback) by Sally James.
Short & Sweet
May 15, 2002
Breakfast of champions
Cookbook duo jump-starts the day with tangy dishes
May 15, 2002
Breakfast is usually considered one of the most important meals of the day. Meet its challenge by keeping close at hand a copy of the new book “A Real American Breakfast” by Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison (Morrow, $34.95).
Second conviction made in apartment explosion case
May 15, 2002
A Lyon County jury convicted a second man of murder on Tuesday in the apartment explosion that killed an Emporia mother and her baby. Jurors found Ethan M. Griffin, 26, guilty of two counts of first-degree murder, five counts of aggravated battery and two counts of burglary.
Arafat is no peacemaker
May 15, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994? The answer is that in addition to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, one other man was selected to have posterity shine upon him as a selfless individual dedicated to the cause and perpetuation of peace.
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
May 15, 2002
Positive thinking?
May 15, 2002
Storm awareness
May 15, 2002
Taking responsibility is key to leadership
May 15, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Even in this democratic age, some organizations have clung to the hierarchical principle and been admired for it.
Sentencing rules gain support
May 15, 2002
As Maryland joins Illinois in halting executions because of concerns over flaws in the capital punishment system, congressional support is growing for new protections against putting innocent inmates to death, and a majority of the GOP-controlled House now backs federal safeguards.
Church bombing trial opens
1963 blast that killed four deadliest attack of civil rights era
May 15, 2002
A former Klansman boasted of bombing the church where four black girls died in 1963, regretting only that he didn’t kill more and wearing the infamous civil rights-era crime “like a Klan medal,” a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Russia named ally, peer of NATO
Landmark agreement said to represent the ‘funeral of the Cold War’
May 15, 2002
Turning Russia into an ally of the same Western military alliance that had confronted it for decades, NATO leaders on Tuesday approved a landmark cooperation agreement that will treat Moscow as an equal partner on a range of security issues.
Priest accused of abuse is shot
Gunman alleges Baltimore clergyman molested him
May 15, 2002
A priest was shot and seriously wounded outside his home by a man who accused him of abuse nine years ago, authorities said Tuesday in the latest turn in the sex scandal engulfing the Roman Catholic Church.
$8.7 million in cuts forecast
Aid for area districts to be reduced if taxes aren’t increased
May 15, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The budget vise is tightening on Kansas public school districts. As the 2002 Legislature plods along, superintendents of the Lawrence district and nine others surrounding the city are feeling the pinch of the possible collective loss of $8.7 million in state aid.
State licensing mandate jeopardizes city’s Summer Playground Program
State scrutiny threatens parks and rec plan
May 15, 2002
By Joel Mathis There are some summer days when Dianne Rommel wants her three children to leave the house. When that happens, she sends them over to Quail Run School, where the city Parks and Recreation Department has a couple of adult supervisors on hand to make sure children play safely. Online extra - Should the city maintain the program? Vote in the poll.
Senate gives Congress voice in trade
May 15, 2002
Ignoring a veto threat, the Senate voted Tuesday to give Congress greater leeway to change international trade deals deemed harmful to American industry. “While our country’s future trade policies are debatable, the right of Congress to participate actively in setting those policies is not,” said Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., a leading advocate of the proposal, which cleared on a voice vote.
KIC names Lawrence resident president
McClorey to focus on high-tech growth
May 15, 2002
The Lawrence-based Kansas Innovation Corp. named area investment professional Matthew McClorey as its new president and CEO. McClorey will take over leadership of the business development organization on June 3. McClorey, Lawrence, is vice president of business development and portfolio management for the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp.
Stocks rally for second-straight session
May 15, 2002
Better-than-expected April retail sales sent stocks sharply higher Tuesday, extending Wall Street’s winning streak to two sessions, as investors grew more confident about consumer spending.
Consumer spending increases in April
May 15, 2002
Consumers the economy’s lifeblood are keeping the recovery on track. They shopped with more gusto in April, pushing retail sales up by 1.2 percent, the best performance in six months.
Co-directors to lead Downtown Lawrence Inc.
May 15, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Downtown Lawrence Inc.’s new leaders said they want to attract more Lawrence residents to the area. Maria Martin and Melodie Christal recently took over as co-directors of the association after Jeremy Douglas resigned from the director’s position to pursue other job opportunities.
Lavender adds intrigue to shortbread cookies
May 15, 2002
Spring is the time to begin reviewing the wide choice of herb seasonings, fresh or dried, that will be on greenmarket stands or sprouting in back yards, from now until fall. Aromatic or decorative, mild or pungent, unusual ingredients to give recipes an original twist range from amaranth to yarrow, not forgetting old friends such as chives, dill, parsley and mint.
Baldwin Democrat eyes seat in House
May 15, 2002
By Mike Belt Expressing concern about public school financing, Baldwin resident Tom Holland on Tuesday launched his candidacy for the 10th District in the Kansas House of Representatives.
KU proposes 21 percent increase in tuition
May 15, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 4:08 p.m.) Tuition and fees at Kansas University would increase 21 percent this fall for in-state students under a proposal unveiled Wednesday by university officials.
Heights fends off Firebirds
May 15, 2002
Matt Berner hit a home run on the first pitch of the game, but Free State High didn’t score again in a 6-1 Class 6A sub-state semifinal loss to Wichita Heights on Tuesday. “We played hard,” Free State coach Mike Hill said. “We played a good ballgame. We just weren’t able to produce anything offensively.
Manhattan knocks off LHS, 2-1, in bottom of seventh
May 15, 2002
Lawrence High held on for as long as it possibly could before bowing to Manhattan, 2-1, in its Class 6A sub-state championship Tuesday. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning of a 1-all tie, the Indians had a player reach on an error and advance to second on a wild pitch.
Patricia Ann Patterson Jaimez
May 15, 2002
Services for Patricia Ann Patterson Jaimez, 48, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Jaimez died Monday, May 13, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
6 KU seniors are awarded Fulbrights
May 15, 2002
Six seniors graduating from Kansas University have received Fulbright grants to study overseas next school year. The grants provide round-trip travel, health insurance, tuition and living expenses for an academic year.
s main role would be fund raising
May 15, 2002
By Joel Mathis The city may create a private foundation that would raise money to improve Lawrence parks. “It’s a little more aggressive approach to fund raising,” Assistant City Manager Dave Corliss said Tuesday at a meeting of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Commencement dates announced
May 15, 2002
More students in the Class of 2002 will receive diplomas in commencements this week and next across the area. Continuing with a ceremony today, students will take the stage to celebrate earning high school diplomas and bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Nettie E. Burke
May 15, 2002
Linwood  Graveside services for Nettie E. Burke, 92, Linwood, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Mrs. Burke died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Nation Briefs
May 15, 2002
Tennessee: DNA tests free inmate after 22 years in prison South Carolina: Amtrak train hits log truck, derails Baltimore: Twins doing well after separation Dallas: ‘Star Wars’ delivers more than ‘Spider’ bite
6Sports video report: LHS girls’ soccer team going farther than ever
May 15, 2002
6Sports reports on the Lawrence High girls’ soccer game against Topeka High.
6Sports video report: LHS baseball team headed back to State
May 15, 2002
6Sports reports on the LHS baseball team’s victories on Tuesday.
Nettie E. Burke
May 15, 2002
People
May 15, 2002
Liza lawsuit dropped Staging a publicity tour The poetry of New York Environmental hero
Co-directors to lead Downtown Lawrence Inc.
May 15, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Downtown Lawrence Inc.’s new leaders said they want to attract more Lawrence residents to the area. Maria Martin and Melodie Christal recently took over as co-directors of the association after Jeremy Douglas resigned from the director’s position to pursue other job opportunities.
Jack Waltho
May 15, 2002
Tavares, Fla. Â There will be private services for Jack Waltho, 55, Mount Dora, Fla. He was cremated. Mr. Waltho died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, in Mount Dora, Fla. He had cancer. He had lived in Florida for 20 years.
Garden: Wet soil gives gardener a sinking feeling
May 15, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger Friday afternoon I wandered out to the garden and peered over the fence. The ground had begun drying out, just enough so the peaks in the tilled soil had turned the color of cardboard.
A: Enjoy fresh strawberry taste year-round with jams, frozen fruit
May 15, 2002
How do you freeze strawberries? For the best quality, freeze the strawberries or preserve them on the day they are harvested. They should be picked when they reach an ideal maturity for eating fresh.
Day shifts focus off technology
May 15, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Nicholas Barkley discovered Tuesday how difficult it was to operate a human-powered, single-blade garden plow. “I’m not ready to throw away the tiller,” said Barkley, a fifth-grader who was among 100 Vinland School students participating in the third annual Founders’ Day.
Seabury Academy hires former Free State aide
May 15, 2002
Seabury Academy has hired Tracy Kitson as it varsity girls basketball coach. Seabury will join the Kansas State High School Activities Assn. this fall and compete in Class 1A.
Heights fends off Firebirds
May 15, 2002
Matt Berner hit a home run on the first pitch of the game, but Free State High didn’t score again in a 6-1 Class 6A sub-state semifinal loss to Wichita Heights on Tuesday. “We played hard,” Free State coach Mike Hill said. “We played a good ballgame. We just weren’t able to produce anything offensively.
NBA Playoffs: Celtics reach Eastern finals
Boston bounces Pistons out of playoffs, 90-81
May 15, 2002
It was appropriate the Boston Celtics had to beat an opponent from their most recent glory years to get back to the Eastern Conference finals. Paul Pierce scored 18 points as part of a balanced attack as the Celtics defeated Detroit 90-81 Tuesday night to advance to the conference finals for the first time since 1988.
Major League Roundup: Chisox trample Rangers, 15-4
May 15, 2002
Tony Graffanino hit two homers and drove in six runs, and Mark Buehrle won his AL-leading seventh game as the Chicago White Sox routed the Texas Rangers, 15-4, on Tuesday night.
Lions land state berth
Lawrence High blanks Manhattan, 1-0, in sub-state final
May 15, 2002
By Doug Pacey No one on Lawrence High’s baseball team realized just how well junior Aaron Madill had pitched until the Lions saw the box score afterward. The junior tossed a two-hit shutout against Manhattan High and the Lions earned their third consecutive berth to the Class 6A state tournament after they downed the Indians, 1-0, Tuesday night at Ice Field.
GOP leaders say they’ll end session if latest tax package isn’t approved
May 15, 2002
Negotiators fashioned a new budget-balancing package of $257 million in tax increases Tuesday, and Republican leaders declared they would end the session even if it didn’t pass. The House had rejected all significant tax increase proposals, and leaders of both parties saw little progress Tuesday the session’s record 104th calendar day until negotiators finished their work.
Graduation party to be prize-packed
May 15, 2002
By Tim Carpenter High school seniors in Lawrence have a chance to feel the excitement of driving away from Project Graduation 2002 in a Jeep Cherokee. Graduates of Free State High School and Lawrence High School attending the post-graduation event will have an opportunity to enter a drawing to win a 1989 Jeep Cherokee worth about $4,000.
Mary Ann Cornelius
May 15, 2002
World Briefs
May 15, 2002
Pakistan: Video of slain reporter challenged as ‘fake’ Northern Ireland: Queen visits site of terrorist strike United Nations: Revision of sanctions against Iraq approved Afghanistan: Government reports progress against opium Liberia : Rebel advance reported; all soldiers called up
N.Y. tour renews patriotism
May 15, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services May 11, 2002. It is eight months since that terrible day, and while the memory of the events remains strong, the pain and outrage associated with the day seem to be fading for those not related to the dead.
Business Briefs
May 15, 2002
H-P doesn’t expect rebound in computer market soon Telecommunications: SBC to cut more jobs Aviation: Boeing loses out on project Lawsuit: Andersen auditor sheds more light on shredding St. Joseph, Mo.: Firm may face bankruptcy
Jack Waltho
May 15, 2002
Mary Ann Cornelius
May 15, 2002
Topeka  Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Cornelius, 85, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Name Catholic Church, Topeka. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Friday in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Blue Rapids. Mrs. Cornelius died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Legislation would set up regulations but not licensure
May 15, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Lawmakers on Tuesday sent Gov. Bill Graves a compromise bill that would start regulating naturopathic doctors but stops short of licensing them like medical doctors. The measure, adopted 78-45 by the House, was part of a larger health-care bill approved last week by the Senate.
Season ends with 3-2 setback at Emporia
May 15, 2002
Free State High scored first and last, but in between it was all Emporia. As a result, the Firebirds’ girls soccer season ended with a 3-2 Class 6A regional first-round loss to EHS on Tuesday.
Lawrence High blanks Manhattan, 1-0, in sub-state final
May 15, 2002
By Doug Pacey No one on Lawrence High’s baseball team realized just how well junior Aaron Madill had pitched until the Lions saw the box score afterward. The junior tossed a two-hit shutout against Manhattan High and the Lions earned their third consecutive berth to the Class 6A state tournament after they downed the Indians, 1-0, Tuesday night at Ice Field.
Entrepreneurial skills give graduates a head start
May 15, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Senior Eric Gonsher doesn’t flinch when he hears about the bad job market. While many of Gonsher’s fellow Kansas University graduates scramble to enter corporate America, a job search is the last thing on his mind. He already owns his own business.
Fresno issue just a blip for Bohl
May 15, 2002
By Chuck Woodling As I sit back and reflect on the Al Bohl brouhaha at Fresno State, I can only wonder why funneling reserve funds into the FSU operating budget went on for three years before somebody at the school looked at the books and said, “Hey, we can’t do that.”
Medeski, Martin and Wood concert a study in aimlessness
Medeski, Martin and Wood - Liberty Hall, Lawrence KS - 05/14/2002
May 15, 2002
By Michael Newman Tuesday night at Lawrence’s Liberty Hall, in front of a near sell-out crowd, the space/jazz/funk trio Medeski, Martin and Wood spent nearly three hours searching in vain for one or two musical ideas that could stand up for more than a minute or two at a time.
Baseball Briefs
May 15, 2002
Griffith’s group wants to purchase Twins Ramirez placed on DL New campaign to back Rose’s bid for Hall Tigers activate Young Alvarez pitches four innings in extended spring training Pettitte throws off mound
Graves hits road for tax plan
May 15, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves began his day early Tuesday, sipping coffee with editors and seeking support for tax increases. With legislators working their 104th day of the session, he will take whatever votes he can get.
KU announces schedule for 2002 commencement
May 15, 2002
Here is a listing of events associated with Kansas University’s commencement this weekend. The list was provided by University Relations.
Daily Ticker
May 15, 2002
Bush signs measure to tighten border security
May 15, 2002
President Bush signed an immigration bill Tuesday meant to screen out terrorists by using high-tech passports and more border enforcers to check millions of people who enter the United States each year.
Commencement dates announced
May 15, 2002
More students in the Class of 2002 will receive diplomas in commencements this week and next across the area. Continuing with a ceremony today, students will take the stage to celebrate earning high school diplomas and bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Lawrence High wins regional opener
Lions trip Topeka, 3-0, to set up meeting with Manhattan
May 15, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus The best season in Lawrence High girls soccer history just got better. Junior forward-midfielder Kara Roelofs scored two goals and the Lions’ smothering defense posted its ninth shutout of the season in a 3-0 victory over Topeka High in the first round of the Class 6A Central Regional on Tuesday at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
May 15, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.26 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets, and 920 N. Second.
ABC adds ‘happy hour’; the WB adds rerun hours
May 15, 2002
Struggling ABC will try to reinvent itself by adding seven new series this fall, instituting a weekday “happy hour” of comedies and removing “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” from its schedule.
Doctor helps revive ‘Law & Order: SVU
Original idea for sex crime series gives way to timely topics
May 15, 2002
Last week, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” filmed a tale of murder, a Catholic priest and sexual abuse. The episode, “Silence,” had been set for next fall. But with a real-life scandal in the priesthood heating up, the show made a last-minute change.
Priest’s advice brings apology from pastor
Lenexa parishioners upset after told to report abuse to archbishop, not police
May 15, 2002
The pastor of a Roman Catholic Church has apologized for his associate’s remarks urging parishioners to tell only the archbishop, not authorities, of any abuse or attempted abuse of minors.
Band plans
May 15, 2002
Elderly boom
May 15, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Improving care for our elderly is only part of the goal. We also must figure out how to make that care available to those who can’t afford to pay for it. It was wonderful to read in Sunday’s Journal-World that Lawrence-area nursing homes are putting more emphasis on creating pleasant, home-like surroundings for their residents.
First lady pushes for tolerance
May 15, 2002
First lady Laura Bush, weighing in on the Middle East crisis Tuesday, condemned young Palestinian suicide bombers and grown-ups who incite them. The former schoolteacher and librarian also called for children across the globe to be taught tolerance and a respect for life.
Horoscopes
May 15, 2002
Kitchen & Garden: Wet soil gives gardener a sinking feeling
May 15, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger Friday afternoon I wandered out to the garden and peered over the fence. The ground had begun drying out, just enough so the peaks in the tilled soil had turned the color of cardboard.
Graduation party to be prize-packed
May 15, 2002
By Tim Carpenter High school seniors in Lawrence have a chance to feel the excitement of driving away from Project Graduation 2002 in a Jeep Cherokee. Graduates of Free State High School and Lawrence High School attending the post-graduation event will have an opportunity to enter a drawing to win a 1989 Jeep Cherokee worth about $4,000.
NHL Playoffs: Maple Leafs blank Senators, 3-0, in seventh game
May 15, 2002
The resilient Toronto Maple Leafs keep advancing in the playoffs because Alexander Mogilny continues to score big goals in Game 7s. Mogilny was at it again Tuesday night, scoring twice in a 3-0 victory over Ottawa that advanced the Maple Leafs to the Eastern Conference finals.
Republicans criticized for use of 9-11 photo in fund-raising efforts
May 15, 2002
The White House fended off criticism Tuesday that Republicans exploited the terrorist attacks by using a White House photo of President Bush in action on Sept. 11 to attract fresh donations for GOP congressional candidates.
National Geographic gets spooky
May 15, 2002
Imagine building a school playground on top of an ancient burial ground. While this may sound like the plot of a thousand monster movies, it’s all too true.
Lions trip Topeka, 3-0, to set up meeting with Manhattan
May 15, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus The best season in Lawrence High girls soccer history just got better. Junior forward-midfielder Kara Roelofs scored two goals and the Lions’ smothering defense posted its ninth shutout of the season in a 3-0 victory over Topeka High in the first round of the Class 6A Central Regional on Tuesday at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Founders’ Day shifts focus off technology
May 15, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Nicholas Barkley discovered Tuesday how difficult it was to operate a human-powered, single-blade garden plow. “I’m not ready to throw away the tiller,” said Barkley, a fifth-grader who was among 100 Vinland School students participating in the third annual Founders’ Day.
Cooking Q&A: Enjoy fresh strawberry taste year-round with jams, frozen fruit
May 15, 2002
Elderly boom
May 15, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Improving care for our elderly is only part of the goal. We also must figure out how to make that care available to those who can’t afford to pay for it. It was wonderful to read in Sunday’s Journal-World that Lawrence-area nursing homes are putting more emphasis on creating pleasant, home-like surroundings for their residents.
6 KU seniors are awarded Fulbrights
May 15, 2002
Six seniors graduating from Kansas University have received Fulbright grants to study overseas next school year. The grants provide round-trip travel, health insurance, tuition and living expenses for an academic year.