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1999 report warned of possible suicide hijackings
May 17, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 3:01 p.m.) WASHINGTON Exactly two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal report warned the executive branch that Osama bin Laden’s terrorists might hijack an airliner and dive bomb it into the Pentagon or other government building.
Police search for man who tried to lure girl into van
May 17, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 2:58 p.m.) Lawrence Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a person who reportedly tried to entice a little girl into a van Thursday by offering her candy.
Lenexa woman injured in K-10 accident
May 17, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 2:35 p.m.) A Lenexa woman was injured when the car she was driving slid out of control on wet pavement Friday morning on Kansas Highway 10, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
Democrats demand answers from White House about Sept. 11 warnings
May 17, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 7:30 a.m.) WASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers are insisting the White House turn over top-secret documents prepared for President Bush that indicated Osama bin Laden wanted to hijack U.S. airplanes.
Legislature approves $252 million tax plan, adjourns
May 17, 2002
(Updated Friday at 8:26 a.m.) TOPEKA The Legislature approved $252 million in tax increases to prop up the state budget before adjourning the longest session in Kansas history early Friday.
Leap of faith’ fulfills med school grad, age 51
May 17, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Thirty years ago, Patricia Daniel turned down an offer to attend Vanderbilt Medical School. Instead, she married her skydiving instructor. Now 51, Daniel is fulfilling her dream of becoming a doctor. She’ll graduate Sunday from the Kansas University School of Medicine and make the walk down Campanile Hill with an expected 4,000 members of the class of 2002.
Discovery of rabid bat prompts health concern
Second dead animal in a week tests positive for rabies
May 17, 2002
By Mike Belt State and county health officials aren’t ready to predict an epidemic, but an unusually high number of rabies cases has been detected this spring in animals across Kansas. And for the second time in a week, an animal carcass found in Lawrence has tested positive for rabies.
54 set Everest record
May 17, 2002
It got crowded Thursday in the so-called “Death Zone” on Mount Everest, as a record 54 people stood atop the world’s highest peak including a grandson of one of first two men to conquer it in 1953. The son of the other was headed for the summit on a slower route.
Forbes ranks Lawrence as top 10 business site
May 17, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence is the ninth-best small metro area in the nation for business and careers, according to a new survey released this week by the publishers of Forbes magazine. Lawrence moved up 10 spots from its ranking in 2001 buoyed by strong job growth numbers and a growing number of high-tech companies. Lawrence was ranked against other metro areas with populations of 177,000 people or less.
Twins flex muscles against Royals
Minnesota hammers five home runs in 14-5 romp at Kauffman Stadium
May 17, 2002
The Minnesota Twins wish they didn’t have to wait until August to return to Kansas City. Torii Hunter homered twice and Minnesota hit five home runs at Kauffman Stadium for the second time this season as the Twins routed the Royals, 14-5, Thursday.
Manhattan ends Lions’ hopes
Lawrence High tumbles, 1-0, in regional semifinal
May 17, 2002
By Andy Samuelson As Lawrence High’s soccer players sat encircled near midfield trying to console one another after their 1-0, season-ending loss to Manhattan Thursday evening in a Class 6A regional semifinal, the Lions couldn’t block out MHS’s postgame celebration going on nearby. LHS players had to wonder why it was the Indians who were taking the giddy victory lap around the field as Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” blared over Anneberg Park’s speakers.
KU announces graduation schedule
May 17, 2002
J-W Staff Reports Here is a listing of events associated with Kansas University’s commencement this weekend. The list was provided by University Relations.
Treaty has serious flaws
May 17, 2002
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal It’s one of life’s little ironies that those who most recently objected to the notion of an independent counsel are now angrier than ever that the United States has opted out of the International Criminal Court, which is a kind of global special prosecutor. Last week, President Bush announced that the United States would no longer consider itself a signatory to the Rome Treaty, which established the ICC.
City rental inspectors serve warrant
May 17, 2002
By Joel Mathis Mary Jones opened the door Thursday afternoon to two city inspectors standing on her front stoop. They were there to inspect her home under the city’s new rental licensing program. “Hey gentlemen,” she said. “I hope you have a warrant.” Â Online extra: See a copy of the search warrant. Vote in the poll: Is the new ordinance constitutional?
Bobs make Central teacher’s day
May 17, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Math teacher and coach Brian “Chip” Anderson worked on end-of-year paperwork Thursday before obeying a request that he attend a Central Junior High School orchestra recital.
On the street
May 17, 2002
Asked at Wescoe Hall Is a 25 percent tuition increase too high?
Treaty a byproduct of Cold War’s end
May 17, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group George W. Bush’s deadpan expression and inflectionless voice did not match the short burst of rhetoric his aides had prepared. He was announcing from the White House lawn that he and Vladimir Putin would sign an arms control treaty that would “liquidate the legacy of the Cold War” when they meet in Moscow next week. But even casual television viewers could see that Bush had his enthusiasm under control.
Political spoils
May 17, 2002
J-W Editorials There’s nothing new about using political victories to gain political advantage. Various individuals, officeholders, editorial writers, chamber of commerce officials and others have been weighing in on the redistricting challenge facing Kansas. Much has been said about what to do with Douglas County and whether it should be included in the 3rd Congressional District, the 2nd District or split between the two.
Kansans in GOP differ with Bush about Cuba
Legislators see easing trade embargo as way for state’s farmers to profit in new market
May 17, 2002
As President Bush prepares to tighten sanctions on Cuba, a rising chorus of opponents includes some lawmakers who usually take his side: Kansas congressmen.
Regents approve policy on graduation requirements
45 hours of upper-division credits needed for diploma
May 17, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Students at state universities will be required to complete more upper-division courses, but the change won’t be as dramatic as originally planned.
Ex-wife says Klansman admitted bombing
May 17, 2002
A former wife of an ex-Klansman testified at his murder trial Thursday that he claimed to have placed the explosive device and lit the fuse in the 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls.
Arafat agrees to have elections
May 17, 2002
Facing pressure from the United States, Europe and his own people, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat agreed Thursday to have presidential and parliamentary elections within six months. Arafat’s decision came as Palestinian legislators mounted their most high-profile challenge yet to the Palestinian leader, calling for elections within a year and a new Cabinet within 45 days.
Split-Lawrence map approved
May 17, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Exactly a year ago, Lawrence officials asked state lawmakers at a meeting in the Douglas County Courthouse to keep Lawrence in the 3rd Congressional District. It didn’t happen.
Celts’ Pierce says he’s unstoppable
Guard averaged 37 points per game versus Nets in regular season
May 17, 2002
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals was still 72 hours away Thursday when the Nets broke practice, yet the war of words already had begun..
Viola M. Rush
May 17, 2002
Services for Viola M. Rush, 83, Topeka, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Ms. Rush died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at her son’s home in Topeka.
Area briefs
May 17, 2002
 Police looking for suspect who exposed himself to jogger  Houses under construction sites of weekend burglaries  Senior agency plans spring fashion show  FSHS teacher reports battery by student
Prime time is right for Barker
May 17, 2002
Do not adjust your television set. You have not entered a time warp. But it may seem that way because at least two networks appear to have set tonight’s clock back to 1972. And you wonder why the networks are losing young viewers to “The Osbournes.”
People
May 17, 2002
Paltrow debut gets mixed reviews Newmans put on own ‘Our Town’ Seinfeld star takes teaching gig Boss opts of political career
Briefcase
May 17, 2002
Former Andersen auditor testifies about partnership Sprint cutting more jobs Housing market slowing Honeywell plans to close two manufacturing plants
Fort Leavenworth skips 175th anniversary events
In wartime, Army officials are too busy for celebration
May 17, 2002
A quarter century ago, the oldest active Army post west of the Mississippi River made its 150th anniversary a nine-day celebration with parades and parachutes. This year, the 175th anniversary came and went without any official notice. Times have changed.
House approves welfare reform
Measure promotes marriage, work
May 17, 2002
Seeking to launch a second stage of welfare reform, House members Thursday approved stiffer work requirements for people on welfare and new efforts to promote marriage among the poor. As Congress conducted its first major debate on welfare since a sweeping policy overhaul in 1996, the Republican majority also approved a $2-billion hike in child-care spending, rejecting Democrat demands for a much larger increase.
District honors top coaches
May 17, 2002
Free State High’s Jon Renberger and Lawrence High’s Chris Davis were honored as the Lawrence school district high school coaches of the year at a reception Thursday at the Lawrence Visitors Center in the old Union Pacific Depot.
Sept. 11 warnings scrutinized
May 17, 2002
Congressional Democrats demanded Thursday to be told what President Bush knew about terrorist threats before Sept. 11 as the White House and its GOP allies defended the president for not disclosing intelligence last August that Osama bin Laden wanted to hijack U.S. airplanes. “You would have risked shutting down the American civil aviation system with such generalized information,” said National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. “You would have to think five, six, seven times about that, very, very hard.”
City rental inspectors serve warrant
May 17, 2002
By Joel Mathis Mary Jones opened the door Thursday afternoon to two city inspectors standing on her front stoop. They were there to inspect her home under the city’s new rental licensing program. “Hey gentlemen,” she said. “I hope you have a warrant.” Online extra: See a copy of the search warrant. Vote in the poll: Is the new ordinance constitutional?
Friendly city swim teams headed to state
May 17, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Somebody overhearing both Free State and Lawrence High’s swimming coaches at the Sunflower League meet earlier this month could only assume that the two schools have the greatest rivalry in the city or the Firebirds’ Jama Crady and Lions’ Ryan Adams were related. Close … the two were college roommates.
Shelter support
May 17, 2002
To the editor: Your article titled “Funding for strays versus city’s poor draws criticism” quoted an individual as saying that more city money is being spent on the Lawrence Humane Society than on the homeless.
Political spoils
May 17, 2002
J-W Editorials There’s nothing new about using political victories to gain political advantage. Various individuals, officeholders, editorial writers, chamber of commerce officials and others have been weighing in on the redistricting challenge facing Kansas. Much has been said about what to do with Douglas County and whether it should be included in the 3rd Congressional District, the 2nd District or split between the two.
Births
May 17, 2002
James and Angela Adair, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday. Mark and Susie Fagan, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
Sound off
May 17, 2002
I keep hearing people say the Rolling Stones are too old for rock ‘n’ roll. So how old are they? Frontman Mick Jagger and lead guitarist Keith Richards are both 58. Drummer Charlie Watts is 60. Guitarist Ronnie Wood is the youngster of the group  he’s 54.
Second dead animal in a week tests positive for rabies
May 17, 2002
By Mike Belt State and county health officials aren’t ready to predict an epidemic, but an unusually high number of rabies cases has been detected this spring in animals across Kansas. And for the second time in a week, an animal carcass found in Lawrence has tested positive for rabies.
fulfills med school grad, age 51
May 17, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Thirty years ago, Patricia Daniel turned down an offer to attend Vanderbilt Medical School. Instead, she married her skydiving instructor. Now 51, Daniel is fulfilling her dream of becoming a doctor. She’ll graduate Sunday from the Kansas University School of Medicine and make the walk down Campanile Hill with an expected 4,000 members of the class of 2002.
Drama unfolds over KU theater changes
May 17, 2002
By Jan Biles University Theatre is in the middle of its own drama. Several Kansas University faculty and staff are upset about a realignment of the theater’s administrative structure. But university officials say their reaction is much ado about nothing.
KU announces graduation schedule
May 17, 2002
J-W Staff Reports Here is a listing of events associated with Kansas University’s commencement this weekend. The list was provided by University Relations.
Lawrence High tumbles, 1-0, in regional semifinal
May 17, 2002
By Andy Samuelson As Lawrence High’s soccer players sat encircled near midfield trying to console one another after their 1-0, season-ending loss to Manhattan Thursday evening in a Class 6A regional semifinal, the Lions couldn’t block out MHS’s postgame celebration going on nearby. LHS players had to wonder why it was the Indians who were taking the giddy victory lap around the field as Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” blared over Anneberg Park’s speakers.
Poor House
May 17, 2002
AIDS threatens U.S. security
May 17, 2002
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel It took a terrorist attack on America, an Irish rocker pleading for the little children and Christian groups working in Africa to finally open the eyes of members of Congress to “a plague of biblical proportions.”
A ‘Star-gazers’ guide to ‘Attack of the clones’
May 17, 2002
Perhaps you’ve heard that there’s a new “Star Wars” movie? The summer blockbuster season swung into action May 3 with the record-breaking run of “Spider-Man,” and if Spidey can earn $114 million in three days, grosses for “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones” should really go skywalker-high. If you’re planning to be among the 25 million or so people who will see “Attack of the Clones” this weekend, our guide to all things “Star Wars” will help you avoid an attack of cluelessness.
Yoda steals show, hearts
Star Wars’ fans rave about digital character
May 17, 2002
Maybe Yoda should get his own “Star Wars” spinoff franchise.
Local briefs
May 17, 2002
Thousands of students depart from campus housing The exodus of thousands of Kansas University students from campus housing began Thursday and will continue today and Monday. The roughly 4,000 students who live in residence and scholarship halls must check out by 11 p.m. today. Residents of Jayhawker Towers about 800 students must move out by 9 p.m. Monday. _________ Police: Jail escapee captured, returned to Douglas County A man who allegedly fled last month from the Douglas County Jail was back in court Thursday to face a misdemeanor charge of escape from custody. Vernon D. Folks, 29, Eudora, was arrested Friday by police in Checotah, Okla. He had been on the run since fleeing through a remote-controlled door at the Douglas County Jail the morning of April 13, sheriff’s officers said. He was returned Wednesday afternoon to the same jail he allegedly escaped from, according to the jail log. If convicted of escape from custody, he could be sentenced to serve up to a year in jail and pay a maximum fine of $2,500. His bond on the new charge was set at $1,000. Folks was serving a combined total of six months for convictions in Douglas County Court on misdemeanor charges of fleeing and eluding police and battery. _________ Schools: District employee injured in fall from lifting device A Lawrence public schools employee was injured Thursday when he fell about 25 feet while working on a flagpole, a school official said. Jim Winchester, 57, was taken by Life Flight helicopter to Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was in fair condition late Thursday, a hospital spokesman said. Shortly before noon, Winchester was on a lifting device working on a flagpole outside Schwegler School, 2201 Ousdahl Road, said Tom Bracciano, director of facilities and operations for the school district. Bracciano said he wasn’t sure what had caused the fall. Witnesses said Winchester had fallen into the back of a pickup truck parked by the flagpole when the lifting device collapsed. The school district activated its Crisis Response Team to provide counseling for Schwegler staff and students. A letter was sent home with students informing parents of the incident. _________ Discovering Kansas: KU faculty, staff to begin Wheat State Whirlwind tour Forty faculty and staff members at Kansas University will begin the university’s annual Wheat State Whirlwind tour today. The tour aims to teach new faculty and staff about Kansas history and sites. Stops today include the Capitol and Kansas Museum of History in Topeka and a presentation by the Kansas Innovation Corporation in Lawrence. The tour continues Monday through Thursday. Stops are scheduled in Emporia, Cottonwood Falls, Wichita, Dodge City, Greensburg, Montezuma, Garden City, Marienthal, Colby, Nicodemus, Palco, Russell, Lucas, Sylvan Grove, Wilson and Salina. _________ 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 St. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Bankruptcies increase to record level
May 17, 2002
Consumers spent so freely during the recession that record numbers found themselves in heavy debt and filed for bankruptcy. Personal bankruptcy filings rose 15.2 percent to a total of 1,464,961 in the 12 months ending March 31, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts reported on Thursday.
Daily ticker
May 17, 2002
FBI probe targets Kmart
May 17, 2002
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reviewing Kmart Corp. documents as part of an investigation into possible criminal violations at the bankrupt company. The investigation is one more hurdle for the discount retail giant. Kmart posted a loss of $2.42 billion for the 2001 fiscal year in a filing Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which also is looking into Kmart’s accounting.
Baker University to graduate 550 students Sunday
May 17, 2002
The largest graduating class in Baker University history will receive diplomas during ceremonies Sunday.
Friendly city swim teams headed to state
May 17, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Somebody overhearing both Free State and Lawrence High’s swimming coaches at the Sunflower League meet earlier this month could only assume that the two schools have the greatest rivalry in the city or the Firebirds’ Jama Crady and Lions’ Ryan Adams were related. Close … the two were college roommates.
Graves brokers tax deal; redistricting finished
Legislative leaders push plan to peers
May 17, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves and Republican legislative leaders struck a deal late Thursday on a $250 million package of tax increases to help prop up the state budget. Graves met with House Speaker Kent Glasscock and Senate President Dave Kerr after negotiations between their chambers broke off and they seemed ready to produce rival plans and force the other chamber into a take-it-or-leave-it decision.
Maple Leafs tame Hurricanes
May 17, 2002
Toronto’s Alexander Mogilny and Jonas Hoglund scored and Curtis Joseph turned away 31 shots as Toronto ruined Carolina’s first appearance in the Eastern Conference finals, beating the Hurricanes 2-1 in Game 1 Thursday.
6News video reports: Local family served with warrants for property inspection
May 17, 2002
The renters in the home are inspired to fight the city’s housing ordinance.
Show leadership
May 17, 2002
To the editor: In reference to your article on city, county aid to schools:
Split-Lawrence map approved
May 17, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Exactly a year ago, Lawrence officials asked state lawmakers at a meeting in the Douglas County Courthouse to keep Lawrence in the 3rd Congressional District. It didn’t happen.
Forbes ranks Lawrence as top 10 business site
May 17, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence is the ninth-best small metro area in the nation for business and careers, according to a new survey released this week by the publishers of Forbes magazine. Lawrence moved up 10 spots from its ranking in 2001 buoyed by strong job growth numbers and a growing number of high-tech companies. Lawrence was ranked against other metro areas with populations of 177,000 people or less.
Briefly
May 17, 2002
‘Landspout’ tornadoes seen in Dickinson County Body of 2nd Nebraskan found in reservoir Firefighters find body in burning car’s trunk Third quadruplet allowed to leave hospital
Briefly
May 17, 2002
American Taliban lawyers seek trial in California Father executed for beating 11-month-old son to death 5-year-old girl expelled because mother is stripper
Sequel energetic, brainless
May 17, 2002
By Jon Niccum If “Phantom Menace” resulted in mindless boredom, then “Attack of the Clones” at least offers mindless entertainment. Despite the teen-age girl-aimed trailers that marketed this installment like a galactic “Dawson’s Creek,” “Episode II” features more edge-of-your-landspeeder moments of adrenaline than all the previous efforts. Unlike “Phantom Menace,” these SFX-driven action scenes don’t clutter the drama  perhaps because there’s not enough drama to be cluttered.
6Sports video reports: Lawrence High’s soccer season is over
May 17, 2002
The Lions lost in a close game with Manhattan, ending their most successful season to date.
6Sports video reports: Lawrence High’s tennis team has more state players
May 17, 2002
The Lions are sending both a singles player and a doubles team.
Fund-raising prop
May 17, 2002
To the editor: How much is the memory of a deceased loved one worth? According to George W. Bush, $150 (minimum). The use of a picture from the 9-11 attacks as a fund-raising prop is a slap in the face to all those who lost their lives that day and trivializes their memory. I recall seeing the cover of the Sept. 24 issue of Time and thinking it a photo op for Bush. However, never in my wildest dreams could I have thought a picture of him taken during those first few hours would be used to obtain the all-mighty dollar for political gain.
Tonganoxie to play host to 4A regional
May 17, 2002
If Baldwin High’s boys track team hopes to repeat as Class 4A state champions, it will have to start today. The Bulldogs have all their scorers back from last year and will be favored in today’s boys and girls 16-team 4A track regional at Tonganoxie High.
s Elwell aims for higher state tennis finish
May 17, 2002
By Levi Chronister Scott Elwell hopes the third time is charmed. The Lawrence High junior will be making his third trip to the Class 6A state tennis tournament today in Topeka.
Charles Jones renamed to environmental advisory committee
May 17, 2002
By Joel Mathis Douglas County Commissioner Charles Jones has been re-appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Advisory Committee for Environmental Policy and Technology.
Sequel energetic, brainless
May 17, 2002
By Jon Niccum If “Phantom Menace” resulted in mindless boredom, then “Attack of the Clones” at least offers mindless entertainment. Despite the teen-age girl-aimed trailers that marketed this installment like a galactic “Dawson’s Creek,” “Episode II” features more edge-of-your-landspeeder moments of adrenaline than all the previous efforts. Unlike “Phantom Menace,” these SFX-driven action scenes don’t clutter the drama perhaps because there’s not enough drama to be cluttered.
Officials, critics debate water’s safety during annual Wichita River Festival
May 17, 2002
The state’s biggest city is in the middle of its biggest yearly celebration, the Wichita River Festival. City officials and the Sierra Club disagree, though, about the safety of the water in the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers.
Star Wars’ fanatic changes name to Obi-Wan Kenobi
May 17, 2002
Scott Saunders spent Wednesday night counting down the hours for the debut of the new “Star Wars” movie.
Angelou ends fight over graphic quotation
May 17, 2002
Poet and author Maya Angelou has ended a decadelong stalemate over a slavery monument by adding a single line to her quotation describing the brutal conditions aboard slave ships.
Carter meets Cuban dissidents
May 17, 2002
Former President Jimmy Carter, who has already given Cuban dissidents as much domestic publicity as they have ever had, met Thursday with 23 government opponents and urged them to work together, the activists said.
High school smoking at lowest rate since ‘91
May 17, 2002
Smoking among U.S. high school students has dropped to its lowest level in a decade, the government said Thursday, crediting steep cigarette taxes and school programs that discourage youngsters from taking up the habit.
11 new Jupiter moons found
May 17, 2002
A team of astronomers has found 11 new moons around Jupiter, bringing the total number of Jovian satellites to 39.
Police ‘sure’ body is that of reporter
May 17, 2002
Police are “quite sure” that the body they found in southern Karachi is that of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, Pakistan’s presidential spokesman said today.
Holiday travel plans up, flying plans down
May 17, 2002
More Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend than last year’s, but fewer will fly, the AAA said Thursday.
April was 2nd warmest on record
May 17, 2002
Last month was the second warmest April on record worldwide, and was warmer and drier than usual for much of the United States.
Accused priest found hanged
May 17, 2002
A priest accused of sexual misconduct was found hanged at a psychiatric hospital Thursday, the second apparent suicide of a clergyman since the sex abuse scandal engulfed the Roman Catholic Church.
John Henry Schott
May 17, 2002
Kiwanis Club honors civic contributors
Radio station executive, doctor named 2002 ‘substantial citizens’
May 17, 2002
By Mike Belt Two “substantial citizens” received recognition Thursday from the Lawrence Kiwanis Club for their longtime civic involvement.
University announces graduation details
May 17, 2002
More than 4,000 graduates are expected to participate in this year’s Kansas University commencement procession, which begins at 2:30 p.m. on Campanile Hill.
Emergency landing ends safely at Wichita airport
May 17, 2002
A USAir Express turboprop plane carrying 16 people landed safely Thursday at Mid-Continent Airport after its nose wheel locked in a half-open position. The Beech 1900 aircraft came down gently about 1:30 p.m., although the nose gear partially collapsed.
New York City to end Ground Zero search on May 30
May 17, 2002
Marking an end to eight months of digging, removing and grieving, Mayor Michael Bloomberg Thursday announced a ceremony to officially close the cleanup of the former World Trade Center site.
Derby favorite seeks redemption
May 17, 2002
Harlan’s Holiday has one overriding mission Saturday: salvage his reputation. The 3-year-old is known as the horse that finished seventh as the Kentucky Derby favorite. The objective is to change that label to Preakness champion.
Lawrence High’s Elwell aims for higher state tennis finish
May 17, 2002
By Levi Chronister Scott Elwell hopes the third time is charmed. The Lawrence High junior will be making his third trip to the Class 6A state tennis tournament today in Topeka.
Tonganoxie to play host to 4A regional
May 17, 2002
If Baldwin High’s boys track team hopes to repeat as Class 4A state champions, it will have to start today. The Bulldogs have all their scorers back from last year and will be favored in today’s boys and girls 16-team 4A track regional at Tonganoxie High.
Prep Athletes of the Week
May 17, 2002
House OKs transportation legislation
May 17, 2002
The House approved a bill Thursday that represented legislators’ attempt to shore up the state’s 1999 comprehensive transportation program.
On the record
May 17, 2002
Commissioner to serve EPA again
Charles Jones renamed to environmental advisory committee
May 17, 2002
By Joel Mathis Douglas County Commissioner Charles Jones has been re-appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Advisory Committee for Environmental Policy and Technology.
Duke’s Dunleavy might return
Player has month to take name out of NBA draft
May 17, 2002
Duke’s Mike Dunleavy, who has not hired an agent, wants to see how the NBA lottery will unfold Sunday, then has a month to make a decision whether to pull his name out of the draft or become a pro.
Charlotte may lose Winston
Lowe’s Motor Speedway might be out in cold; Wheeler opposes move
May 17, 2002
For years, Humpy Wheeler has done everything and anything he could to turn The Winston into a true all-star event.
Oakland cools Red Sox
Zito impressive in Athletics’ 5-0 victory
May 17, 2002
Barry Zito didn’t hear his teammates getting dressed down by Oakland manager Art Howe. Zito had his own start to worry about.
Braves survive scare from Giants
Smoltz closes victory after allowing three ninth-inning runs
May 17, 2002
John Smoltz was reminded that he can never get too comfortable as a closer.
Pirates defend disabled seating area
May 17, 2002
The Pittsburgh Pirates plan no changes to seating for people with disabilities after a woman in a wheelchair was hit in the head by a home run.
Baseball briefs
May 17, 2002
Gonzalez to rejoin Rangers in Detroit Tigers acquire Truby from Expos for Macias Columbus manager replaced by Howard
Griffey’s return put on hold
May 17, 2002
Ken Griffey Jr. will remain out of the Reds’ lineup until at least next week as he recovers from an injured knee.
Kings, Lakers to tangle
May 17, 2002
Before the Sacramento Kings’ first practice for the Western Conference finals on Thursday, vice president Geoff Petrie had a message for the team he built expressly for the challenge of the coming days.
What’s Online: Local sports are easier to track online
May 17, 2002
World Online Sports Manager Ryan Ritter shows how to use ljworld.com’s local sports site to keep up to date on the hometown teams during the 6A high school championship tourneys.
Briefly
May 17, 2002
Officials find truck with sodium cyanide U.N: More than 20 dead after anti-rebel uprising First lady pays tribute to prominent women
Fund-raising prop
May 17, 2002
John Henry Schott
May 17, 2002
Services for John Henry Schott, 86, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Schott died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Poor House
May 17, 2002
To the editor: As a citizen of the state of Kansas, and a teacher in the Lawrence public schools, I am completely disgusted with the members of the Kansas House of Representatives who oppose tax increases. These individuals who claim to represent their constituents, and upon whom we rely to assert our best interests, have proven themselves to be reckless in their handling of this year’s budget crunch.
Shelter support
May 17, 2002
Drama unfolds over KU theater changes
May 17, 2002
By Jan Biles University Theatre is in the middle of its own drama. Several Kansas University faculty and staff are upset about a realignment of the theater’s administrative structure. But university officials say their reaction is much ado about nothing.
Show leadership
May 17, 2002
Viola M. Rush
May 17, 2002
Horoscopes
May 17, 2002
Area briefs
May 17, 2002
Police looking for suspect who exposed himself to jogger Houses under construction sites of weekend burglaries Senior agency plans spring fashion show FSHS teacher reports battery by student
45 hours of upper-division credits needed for diploma
May 17, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Students at state universities will be required to complete more upper-division courses, but the change won’t be as dramatic as originally planned.