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U.S. special forces soldier killed in Afghanistan
May 19, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 5:12 p.m.) A U.S. special forces soldier was killed while on patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday when his unit came under heavy fire, a U.S. military spokesman said. The name of the service member was being withheld until his family could be told.
Cheney said another terrorist attack against United States all but certain
May 19, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 3:41 p.m.) Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday he is almost certain that terrorists will attack the United States again. “It’s not a matter of if, but when,” he said.
Bombing in coastal city of Netanya kills one, wounds more than 28
May 19, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 11:03 a.m.) A suicide bomber detonated his explosives Sunday in a fruit and vegetable market in the coastal city of Netanya killing himself and wounding at least 28 people, Israeli officials said.
One reportedly dead, 20 injured in Israel blast
May 19, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 9:06 a.m.) At least 20 people were injured Sunday in an explosion in a market in the coastal city of Netanya that was apparently caused by a suicide bomber, rescue services said. Israel television said at least one person was killed.
Lawyer: Chief suspect in Pearl slaying denies ties to body recovered in Karachi
May 19, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 9:04 a.m.) The chief suspect in the slaying of Daniel Pearl denied any connection to a body found in Karachi this week and believed to be that of the Wall Street Journal reporter, a defense attorney said Sunday.
Arts notes
May 19, 2002
Author’s book picked for Missouri program Mystery writers to sign copies of books
Arts notes
May 19, 2002
Dolls to be shown at Kansas Expocentre Award-winning organist to perform at cathedral
People
May 19, 2002
Stalking case heads to trial Crowd not crazy about Green Catching his passes Georgia town proud of its ‘Pappy’
KU: Feds should help finance foreign student tracking
May 19, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University officials say the federal government should help pick up the tab for a new computer system to track international students. “This is a national security issue,” said Diana Carlin, dean of international and graduate programs.
Tuition concerns
May 19, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Even if tuition is doubled, a university education still will be within reach for most Kansas students, but state officials must pay special attention to those students who might be left behind.
Horoscopes
May 19, 2002
Nature’ has gone to the dogs, sharks and pandas
May 19, 2002
Twenty years ago, PBS’ “Nature” enticed viewers with a film tracking a day in the life of a fig tree yes, a fig tree and the animals and insects dependent on it. That was when broadcast television largely ignored the natural sciences and before channels like Discovery, Animal Planet and National Geographic roamed the cable world.
Men make masculine, rational skin care choices
May 19, 2002
Forget his-and-hers towels. It’s gender-specific beauty products that are now taking up space on bathroom shelves. And, to make sure men don’t reach for the flowery-smelling stuff, all their bottles of beauty elixirs are clearly marked “for men.”
On the fashion track
California fashion moves on a two-way street
May 19, 2002
Fashion logic says trends move from east to west, with New York declaring itself the nation’s fashion capital, assuming the rest of the country will follow its lead. But denim jeans, surf duds and racy swimsuits prove that style is a two-way street.
Columnist finds himself in ‘awe’
May 19, 2002
By Roger Martin I pass a stranger on the steps of the library. Her smile is bright, her greeting warm. She looks me firmly in the eyes, and her bravery is irresistible. I involuntarily smile back and say hello.
What are you reading?
May 19, 2002
Connelly delivers meaty murder mystery in ‘City of Bones’
May 19, 2002
There is a formula to the crime novel, especially one that takes on a “noir”-like feel. A murder is committed or a body discovered, and the renegade detective begins to investigate, using methods that don’t always endear him to his superiors.
Tributes to attacks abound
Images, stories chronicle Sept. 11 events in New York
May 19, 2002
The images are powerful. Workers hanging from the windows of the World Trade Center as the massive towers burn. People gathered in the streets of New York, staring up at the sky.
Premarital agreements protect assets acquired before marriage
May 19, 2002
Sophia Marie Kimminau
May 19, 2002
Local briefs
May 19, 2002
Bank volunteers work on new Habitat project Twenty-eight female bankers from Douglas County Bank last week traded in desks and computers for hammers and nails to volunteer at the site of Lawrence Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build project. Danette Umholtz, financial services officer at the bank, organized the bank volunteers and said they enjoyed their time at the construction site. “It’s just such a positive experience,” she said. The home at 1809 Atherton Court is being built as part of Habitat International’s “Women Building a Legacy” project. When it’s completed in August or September, Onechanh Rattanavongsy and her three children Austin, Timothy and Destiny will move in. Volunteers for the project, from left, Lori Kruger and Sarah Clark, get ready to set some rafters Saturday afternoon at the site. ________________________________________ Legislature: Regents foundation donor tax credit fails in House Topeka Senate President Dave Kerr tried to push through legislation at the end of the session setting up a foundation run by the Kansas Board of Regents that would have given tax credits to foundation donors. But the proposal failed in the House. The bill would have authorized state tax credits equal to two-thirds the amount donated to the regents foundation, which would have been used to fund higher-education projects. The bill also would have reduced appropriations to the regents by the amount of credit claimed for the prior tax year. That would have cost the state several million dollars in the coming fiscal year, although supporters of the bill said that amount would have been made up later by lowering the state appropriation to the regents. Several House members opposed the proposal because of the fiscal impact in the next year. ________________________________________ Transportation: Commissioners to discuss changes to U.S. Highway 59 The Douglas County Commission will discuss proposed alignments for a renovated U.S. Highway 59 at its meeting Monday. Also on the agenda is an executive session to discuss nonelected personnel. The commission meets at 9 a.m. Monday in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. ________________________________________ Crime: Suspects plead guilty to cheating inventors Olathe Two men have pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from customers who sought help obtaining patents and marketing their inventions. Alton O. Hauswirth and Kenneth Kruta pleaded guilty Thursday in Johnson County District Court to charges of theft and making a false writing involving four customers who paid a total of $25,000. They agreed to repay more than $51,000 to victims. Hauswirth, 59, was president of Universal Consulting Service, based in Louisiana, and Kruta, 55, was regional vice president in its Overland Park office before it closed in late 1999. Prosecutors allege company officials misrepresented themselves and took their customers’ money without intending to do anything. Sentences of 16 months in prison will be recommended for each of the men. They are scheduled to be sentenced June 28. ________________________________________ 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.
Taxes will hit Kansans’ wallets
From gasoline to cigarettes, prices will go up to alleviate financial crisis
May 19, 2002
By Scott Rothschild In six weeks, the price of eating, driving and just living in Kansas will go up. Faced with record deficits, a slumping economy and Gov. Bill Graves’ threat to slash education and social services, lawmakers last week approved nearly $300 million in new taxes, most of which will take effect July 1.
On the record
May 19, 2002
No ordinary kings, queens and rooks
Exhibits in Philadelphia region display variety of unique chess boards
May 19, 2002
In one match, the communists fight the capitalists, whose laborers are bound in chains. At the next table, Napoleon and Josephine take on Henri IV and Marie de Medici for their place in French history.
Two down, one to go
War Emblem collects second jewel
May 19, 2002
War Emblem is versatile after all, and his victory in the Preakness Stakes has trainer Bob Baffert back in the Triple Crown chase. The ornery Kentucky Derby winner didn’t lead all the way this time, but he held on for a three-quarter length victory Saturday to set up a shot at the Triple Crown in three weeks.
Test results buoy researchers studying new cancer drug
May 19, 2002
A once-a-day pill that slows cancer by jamming its internal growth signals shows encouraging benefits in terminally ill lung cancer patients, quickly easing symptoms for many.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
May 19, 2002
Lions’ Elwell adjusts, takes 5th at state
Junior tennis player heeds coach’s advice, finishes season with 23-7 record
May 19, 2002
By Levi Chronister Changing a style of play during a tennis match is usually not a good idea. Lawrence High’s Scott Elwell bucked common sense, though, and took fifth place in the Class 6A state tournament Saturday in Topeka by making an effort to hit more balls on the rise on the advice of his coach, Dick Wedel.
Dramatic look of proposed KC arts center wins praise
May 19, 2002
Kansas City’s performing arts center is still in the design stage, but already being likened to Australia’s famous Sydney Opera House. The design by architect Moshe Safdie won praise from 120 civic, business and arts leaders who were invited to the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation on Friday for the unveiling of the plans for the Metropolitan Kansas City Performing Arts Center.
Eastern Conference Finals: Nets’ Martin assigned task of stopping Pierce
New Jersey hopes to slow Boston standout
May 19, 2002
The day before the New Jersey Nets met the Boston Celtics in the first game of the Eastern Conference finals, Kenyon Martin was already in defensive mode. Martin did his best to deny Paul Pierce on Saturday, refusing to give the Celtics’ leading scorer a hint about how he would be played in today’s game.
Klocksien shines, but Jayhawks fall - Kansas State 11, Kansas 9
May 19, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Four years. No winning seasons. No Big 12 Conference tournaments. “It was tough,” Kansas senior third baseman Ryan Klocksien said. “They only thing that kept me going was the guys on our team.”
KANU to bring ‘Whad’Ya Know?’ to Lied Center in July
May 19, 2002
Whad’ya know? Not much. You? KANU-FM 91.5 knows something: “Whad’Ya Know?,” the popular National Public Radio comedy, music and quiz show, is coming July 13 to the Lied Center.
The Motley Fool
May 19, 2002
Last week’s question and answer Multiple eggs and baskets Amazon’s amazing race Here’s a guide on how to prepare for emergencies
Briefcase
May 19, 2002
Black-owned luxury hotel opens, overcomes challenges Influence: Many Americans aren’t lured by reward points, survey says Motley Fool: Name that company
University announces inclement weather plans
May 19, 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. today on Campanile Hill. Graduates should assemble at 2 p.m. on Memorial Drive.
Pratt to revisit pilot-training days
Town that prepared flyers for B-29 raids to celebrate WWII past
May 19, 2002
Pilots once came to this south-central Kansas town to train for bombing raids over Tokyo. Now, more than 50 years later, the pilot who led the first raid will return to Pratt as the guest of honor for the B-29 All Veterans Memorial Celebration.
Vernon L. Bond
May 19, 2002
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
May 19, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.26 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets, and 920 N. Second St.
State Swimming Results
May 19, 2002
Parenting book addresses relationships with adult children
May 19, 2002
The relationship between a parent and a child no matter how close the bond is complicated. And it doesn’t get easier with age.
Eileen Hermesch
May 19, 2002
Area briefs
May 19, 2002
Tonganoxie fire chief replaced Another Baldwin officer alleges city wrongdoing Congressional science group to meet at KU Medical Center Golf tourney to benefit Habitat for Humanity American Business Women to elect officers at meeting
National League Roundup: Bonds blasts pair for Giants
San Francisco slugger closing in on McGwire, Robinson
May 19, 2002
Barry Bonds keeps moving up the career home run list, and even his opponents are in awe. Bonds homered twice to move within one of Mark McGwire for fifth place all-time, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 10-5 victory over Florida on Saturday.
American League Roundup: Bronx bombing continues
New York’s Soriano homers for third straight game
May 19, 2002
Joe Torre gave Ted Lilly a suggestion. “You’ve got to start taking these guys out to dinner,” the New York Yankees manager told his young pitcher. “They’re not hitting for you.”
Corporate-owned life insurance draws anger
Policies gaining attention from Congress, others
May 19, 2002
When Florestella Torres died suddenly at 58, she left behind three daughters, two sons and eight years as a clerk in the cosmetics department at the local Wal-Mart. Torres’ family inherited the memories. Her employer got a check for $72,321.
A different town’
More KU students stay for summer, boosting Lawrence business
May 19, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Thirty-two years ago when Bob Schumm started his downtown Lawrence restaurant business, there was a simple reality he and almost every other retailer in town had to accept. “If you didn’t have money in the bank in May, you wouldn’t make it until August,” said Schumm, who owns Buffalo Bob’s Smokehouse and Mass. Street Deli.
Kansas’ Morris second in league decathlon
May 19, 2002
Kansas University’s Andy Morris placed second in the decathlon at Saturday’s Big 12 track and field championships at the University of Missouri’s Walton Stadium. Morris, a senior from Carmel, Ind., led after the first day. He finished with an NCAA provisional qualifying 7,199 points. Missouri’s Knut Sommerfield won with 7,318 points.
Met debut shows how star is born
Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra, subbing for Pavarotti in ‘Tosca,’ wows opera world
May 19, 2002
This is how a star is born: The cell phone rang at 6:30 p.m. May 9 in the Licitra family’s Milan apartment. J.F. Mastroianni, the New York-based manager for Salvatore Licitra, was on the line.
Embargo of Cuba hasn’t worked, never will
May 19, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Stupidity, I’ve heard it said, is defined as continuing to do the same thing, but expecting a different result. In this, stupidity is different from simple ignorance.
Wireless firms put quality to test
Can you hear me now?”
May 19, 2002
Tim Urton gets some satisfaction out of seeing the Verizon Wireless television pitchman traveling the backroads and repeatedly asking folks back at the office, “Can you hear me now?”
Room makeover only takes two or more days
May 19, 2002
Maybe it’s because I was born in the ‘50s, with parents who lived through the Depression. But I’ve grown up thinking it’s necessary to use and reuse … everything.
Fire second for owner in three years
May 19, 2002
By Mindie Paget Saturday wasn’t the first time Doug Compton and First Management Inc. employees had to stand by as one of their buildings went up in smoke. Compton, owner of the company that manages more than 500 rental units in Lawrence, also owned a historic home at 1605 Tenn. that was destroyed by fire in August 1999.
Arafat exit necessary for Mideast peace
May 19, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Taking power from Yasser Arafat is necessary to improve the lives of Palestinians and make peace with Israel.
Tuition concerns
May 19, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Even if tuition is doubled, a university education still will be within reach for most Kansas students, but state officials must pay special attention to those students who might be left behind.
Multicultural banquet honors diverse graduates
May 19, 2002
By Mindie Paget A diverse group of Kansas University students poised to graduate today first gathered Saturday night to celebrate their collegiate accomplishments. More than 150 students, faculty, staff and families attended the 26th annual Multicultural Graduation Banquet, themed “Si Podemos,” Spanish for “yes, we can.”
East Timor ready to raise own flag
May 19, 2002
Armanda Andrade has just come home after three years in exile. Her seven children are covered in sores brought on by impoverished life in a refugee camp. The country she has returned to is one of the world’s poorest.
Allergies in a nutshell
Parents, preschool create ‘peanut free’ zone
May 19, 2002
By Jim Baker For most youngsters, a peanut butter sandwich represents a comforting staple of childhood. But for Laurel Bird, it could mean a trip to the emergency room, or worse. Laurel, 2, the daughter of Kevin and Erin Bird of Lawrence, is allergic to peanuts, eggs and tree nuts such as almonds. Of these, the most serious threat to her is posed by peanuts.
Art on the town
Sculptures starting to crop up in downtown area
May 19, 2002
By Jan Biles The artist who created the giant outdoor sculpture sitting in front of the new Lawrence Arts Center says he is more intrigued by what it takes to create his art than he is in standing back and admiring it once it’s finished.
s advice, finishes season with 23-7 record
May 19, 2002
By Levi Chronister Changing a style of play during a tennis match is usually not a good idea. Lawrence High’s Scott Elwell bucked common sense, though, and took fifth place in the Class 6A state tournament Saturday in Topeka by making an effort to hit more balls on the rise on the advice of his coach, Dick Wedel.
Bookstore
May 19, 2002
Horoscopes
May 19, 2002
Fashion briefs
May 19, 2002
Soothing tips for feet Going retro with Rit Minty-fresh mouths A quick-change artist
Business briefs
May 19, 2002
Western Conference Finals: Lakers silence Kings
Los Angeles extends record road sizz, 106-99
May 19, 2002
The pregame noise at Arco Arena was measured at more than 112 decibels about the same level as a jet engine. The Sacramento Kings think it was the loudest crowd in sports history.
s plan will net more revenue
May 19, 2002
Net revenues for the approved legislative plan are $252 million during the state’s 2003 fiscal year, which begins July 1; $276.2 million in fiscal 2004; $148.5 million in fiscal 2007. Total tax increases are $270.2 million in fiscal 2003, offset by $18.2 million in tax relief.
University announces inclement weather plans
May 19, 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. today on Campanile Hill. Graduates should assemble at 2 p.m. on Memorial Drive.
Graduation exercises dominate calendar
May 19, 2002
More students in the Class of 2002 will receive diplomas in commencements this weekend and next across the area. Continuing with ceremonies today, students will take the stage to celebrate earning high school diplomas and bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Broken gas meters evacuates apartments
May 19, 2002
An apartment building at Kansas University’s Stouffer Place had to be evacuated shortly after noon Saturday after a truck rolled into and broke two natural gas meters. The truck was unoccupied and had apparently slipped out of gear when it rolled backward out of a parking place, down an incline and against the back of the building in the 1700 block of Bagley Street.
Multicultural banquet honors diverse graduates
May 19, 2002
By Mindie Paget A diverse group of Kansas University students poised to graduate today first gathered Saturday night to celebrate their collegiate accomplishments. More than 150 students, faculty, staff and families attended the 26th annual Multicultural Graduation Banquet, themed “Si Podemos,” Spanish for “yes, we can.”
KU: Feds should help finance foreign student tracking
May 19, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University officials say the federal government should help pick up the tab for a new computer system to track international students. “This is a national security issue,” said Diana Carlin, dean of international and graduate programs.
Nation Briefs
May 19, 2002
Illinois: Dog’s DNA evidence helps win guilty verdict Arizona: Wildfire contained before engulfing city
Nation Briefs
May 19, 2002
Washington: GOP draws criticism about tax dodgers Baltimore: Priest out of hospital after shooting Tennessee: Imposter causes airshow’s evacuation Los Angeles: ‘Poor Little Fool’ songwriter dead at 62 Miami: Judge rejects lawsuit on jailing of Haitians Washington: Galleries’ wine fests cause stir in capital
Flatlanders’ latest anything but flat
Texas trio releases reunion work
May 19, 2002
The Flatlanders came out of west Texas in the early ‘70s with the raw talent and strong musical viewpoint to have possibly been a revolutionary force in country music.
World Dirt Racing League packs Lakeside Speedway
May 19, 2002
The World Dirt Racing League packed the pits at Lakeside Speedway on Wednesday, May 15, with a total of 86 competitors - 38 Super Late Models and 49 Modifieds. With the lead changing 3 times in the first 5 laps it was obvious the Price Chopper 50 was going to be superb.
Don’t see red the next time you need to paint
May 19, 2002
When it comes to paint, a little knowledge can keep you from seeing red. Whether it’s interior or exterior painting, knowing the right terms can help you be a better do-it-yourselfer or deal better with professional painters.
Doll depicts women in military
May 19, 2002
In 1917, during World War I, the British Army established the first Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps. The women served as clerks, cooks or waitresses. They also held other service jobs, replacing male soldiers who were needed at the front.
Pet briefs
May 19, 2002
Frustrated with cats? Nutrition guidelines
On the road with Fido, felines
Traveling with pets requires constant vigilance
May 19, 2002
By Jim Baker People love traveling. Pets not so much. It’s true most dogs look forward to a ride in the car, but even they get a little frazzled when the trip stretches into three or four hours on the road or more.
A century of street photos brings New York’s humanity, history to life
May 19, 2002
A street choked with immigrants and vegetable carts. A dead body sprawled on the sidewalk in front of a movie theater showing “Joy of Living.” These and other New York City street images are the focus of “New York: Capital of Photography,” a new exhibit at the Jewish Museum.
Shellfish, milk, eggs can cause reactions
May 19, 2002
Here are some food allergy basics.
Who let the grump out?
May 19, 2002
Did you crowd in front of someone in the line at the grocery store yesterday morning? Did you huff and puff at the carhop when your chocolate malt didn’t get delivered as fast as you wanted?
Home and Away’ revisits summer landscapes
May 19, 2002
This week, “Home and Away” will inspire even the most accomplished green thumbs with “The Best Back Yards and Gardens from 2001.”
The weed battle begins
May 19, 2002
By Bruce Chladny The signs of a well-cared-for landscape are nicely mulched weed-free flower beds. Unfortunately, these nasty invaders can grow in some pretty small areas and surprise us with their existence seemingly overnight.
Cannas, coleuses and fountain grasses contrast color and duskier shades
May 19, 2002
Here are some plants with dark foliage or flowers that you might want to consider for your garden.
Basic black
Summer gardens wear dark-colored foliage well
May 19, 2002
By Carol Boncella We gardeners may not be on the cusp of fashion, what with our ill-fitting garden gloves, smudged sun hats and dirt-caked shoes. However, if black is in style, we are definitely in vogue. After all, we have (or strive to have) rich black compost and fertile black soil.
Travel briefs
May 19, 2002
Top 10 family trips Universal expands Orlando offerings Boston refurbishing cemetery for patriots
Alaska offers vast vacation choices
May 19, 2002
By Judy Brzoska Special to the Journal-World On our last trip to Alaska we cruised the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay but had not explored Alaska’s vast interior. On this visit, my husband, Dave, and I wanted to see wildlife and photograph Mount Denali, America’s highest peak.
Old cell phones can offer safety
May 19, 2002
Hertha Gross knew there had to be a use for the old cell phones people toss out when they move on to newer models. She was bothered by the waste, but particularly disturbed because she knew of elderly people who couldn’t afford cell phones but whose lives could depend on quick calls for help.
Senility is preventable
May 19, 2002
New research on the human brain indicates that, contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t have to turn to mush as we get old. Senility is not a necessary part of aging. Like other parts of the body, the brain responds well to the right kinds of stimuli. That includes both mental and physical activity.
Fitness meant to energize, not exhaust
May 19, 2002
A bit sheepishly, the elderly cardiac patients head to the middle of the room in sweatshirts and sock feet. For 15 minutes they move gingerly through a series of stretching exercises under the tutelage of Ann Smith, whose writings and videos are dedicated to the proposition that staying fit need not be torturous.
Stamps are a tribute to master photography
May 19, 2002
Photography is history in the making. A tribute to the photographers who provided compelling images in both black and white and color is featured on a new pane of 20 37-cent U.S. stamps for release June 13.
Lawrence commuter report
May 19, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Kansas golf misses NCAA Tournament by stroke
May 19, 2002
Kansas University’s score of 887 was one stroke too many. The Jayhawks finished tied for 11th place on Saturday after the final round of the 27-team NCAA Central Regional. The top 10 teams advance to the NCAA Finals.
Deal reached on Twins ballpark
May 19, 2002
The Minnesota Legislature sent Gov. Jesse Ventura a Twins stadium financing plan Saturday night, although leaders of the endangered franchise said they’re not sure it will work.
Changes urged in rules for housing assistance
May 19, 2002
People who get federal help to pay for housing should be required to work, and rules that discourage them from marrying and pursuing higher-paying jobs should be changed, a commission created by Congress will recommend.
First lady uses first overseas trip to sound off on serious topics
May 19, 2002
First lady Laura Bush has come a long way 4,895 miles from the political-wallflower image she carried into the White House 16 months ago.
Bush urges Congress to deliver prescription drugs for Medicare
May 19, 2002
President Bush said Saturday that Congress must deliver on prescription drugs for Medicare, a promise made by Bush and congressional candidates across the country. “Medicare is an essential program, but it has not kept pace with the advances in medicine,” Bush said in his weekly radio address. “We need to do more to fulfill Medicare’s promise.”
Grant friends plan festive goodbye
Four Decades Celebration’ to send rural elementary off in good style
May 19, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The sound of squeaky tennis shoes won’t be heard any longer at Grant School, the 40-student country school east of Lawrence Municipal Airport. No more annual Pie Night, Baking Day or Ice Cream Social extravaganzas.
Auto Racing Roundup: Newman second rookie to win Winston
May 19, 2002
Ryan Newman survived everything thrown at him Saturday night to become just the second rookie to win NASCAR’s all-star race. Newman endured a qualifying race, two elimination rounds, a helmet being thrown at him, two restarts and a furious battle with Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win The Winston and earn the $750,000 grand prize.
Baseball Briefs
May 19, 2002
Cubs call up Prior Canseco: 85 percent of players take steroids Segui goes on DL Florida infielder injured DeRosa on disabled list
NHL Playoffs: McCarty’s rare trick sparks Red Wings
May 19, 2002
On a team bursting at the seams with stars, a gritty grinder stole the show. Darren McCarty scored three goals, all in the third period, as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Colorado Avalanche, 5-3, Saturday in Game One of the Western Conference finals.
Bike gangs revved for more violence
Laughlin, Nev., shootings won’t end bad blood between Hells Angels, Mongols, authorities say
May 19, 2002
No one who follows the violent turf wars of outlaw biker gangs thinks the bloodshed three weeks ago in Laughlin, Nev., settled anything. More likely, it inflamed the hatred between the Hells Angels and the Mongols motorcycle clubs, which have been brawling for more than a year.
It’s time to close tax loophole of ‘overseas’ U.S. companies
May 19, 2002
I am moving to Bermuda. I have never been there, but I’ve wanted to live in those islands ever since I saw Nick Nolte and Jaqueline Bissett ride mopeds and dive for treasure in “The Deep.”
Bioterrorism threat causes back-tracking by U.N. health agency
May 19, 2002
Acting on fears of bioterrorism, the 191 World Health Organization members on Saturday formally reversed a long-standing order for the destruction of all smallpox virus stocks and recommended they be retained for research into new vaccines or treatment.
Airlines given warning five months before 9-11
May 19, 2002
Five months before Sept. 11, the government warned airlines that Middle Eastern terrorists could try to hijack or blow up a U.S. plane and that carriers should “demonstrate a high degree of alertness.”
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame leaving Abilene
May 19, 2002
The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame will leave Abilene and look for a new location that can draw more visitors. The hall’s board of trustees voted Friday to begin accepting proposals from Kansas communities that want the sports museum and its display of more than 200 artifacts many of them related to basketball.
Tiger in contention after 67
Montgomerie, Cejka leading Deutsche Bank Open
May 19, 2002
Tiger Woods survived a double bogey to stay in contention after the second round of the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open on Saturday. Colin Montgomerie and Alex Cejka shared the lead, with four players a shot back, and Woods two strokes behind in a tie for seventh.
Gambling supporters’ hopes dashed
May 19, 2002
The racetrack owners, pari-mutuel racing groups and legislators who wanted to expand legalized gambling in Kansas had reason to hope this was the year for a bill to pass. Legislators had to close a huge budget shortfall and faced financial problems that seemed likely to linger for at least another year.
Fire second for owner in three years
May 19, 2002
By Mindie Paget Saturday wasn’t the first time Doug Compton and First Management Inc. employees had to stand by as one of their buildings went up in smoke. Compton, owner of the company that manages more than 500 rental units in Lawrence, also owned a historic home at 1605 Tenn. that was destroyed by fire in August 1999.
India expels Pakistani ambassador
May 19, 2002
Senior U.S. State Department officials are growing increasingly troubled by deteriorating political conditions in South Asia, as India said Saturday it was expelling the Pakistani ambassador to New Delhi and thousands of villagers fled fighting in the disputed Kashmir region.
NBA opens lottery to media
May 19, 2002
When four pingpong balls are chosen one at a time to determine the winner of the NBA draft lottery, four new sets of eyes will be watching. Although the NBA says the policy change has nothing to do with debunking conspiracy theories, it has decided to let the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine and USA Today watch the proceedings in person.
KU grad to study Mideast conflict up close
May 19, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Almas Sayeed considers herself an optimist. She’s optimistic about the influence she can have as a Muslim woman studying in Israel. And she’s optimistic that peace ultimately will prevail between Israelis and Palestinians.
Fire destroys apartments
No one seriously injured as blaze levels site
May 19, 2002
By Mike Belt and Mindie Paget A fast-moving fire Saturday afternoon destroyed a three-story apartment building under construction and damaged two others, as hundreds of onlookers stood in a nearby field and watched.
State’s plan will net more revenue
May 19, 2002
Net revenues for the approved legislative plan are $252 million during the state’s 2003 fiscal year, which begins July 1; $276.2 million in fiscal 2004; $148.5 million in fiscal 2007. Total tax increases are $270.2 million in fiscal 2003, offset by $18.2 million in tax relief.
Briefly
May 19, 2002
Washington: SEC chairman under fire for meeting with Xerox Florida: Study: Stress disorder felt by 425,000 NYC residents Washington: Female Everest climbers forced to stop shy of goal Nebraska: Priest’s porn use report leads to resignation request
Former FBI informant denies ‘64 report she saw defendant plant bomb at church
71-year-old retired trucker charged in civil rights-era blast that killed four teens
May 19, 2002
A former FBI informant testified Saturday that she never told the agency she saw Bobby Frank Cherry plant the bomb that blew up a church at the height of the civil rights era and killed four black girls, contradicting a 1964 agency report.
Hamas says it’s interested in election participation
May 19, 2002
The militant Islamic group Hamas left open the door Saturday to its participation in planned Palestinian elections, a move that would present a formidable challenge to Yasser Arafat’s Fatah movement.
Al-Qaida leader vows strike on U.S.
Guerrilla, in London interview, says terrorists regrouping with even more firepower
May 19, 2002
The al-Qaida group carried out last month’s attack on a Tunisian synagogue that killed 19 people and soon will strike at the United States, a pan-Arab newspaper Saturday quoted a man identified as an al-Qaida leader as saying.
News shows announce today’s guests
May 19, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Cloning patent may apply to humans
May 19, 2002
University of Missouri officials, responding to concerns raised by a watchdog group, said on Friday they would never allow human cloning under a patent held by the school and licensed to a Massachusetts biomedical firm.
Former Jayhawk Pride to graduate today at age of 23
May 19, 2002
Lynn Pride’s proudest moment comes today. Today is when the former Kansas University women’s basketball guard/forward will descend Campanile Hill in cap and gown. “It will do my heart good to be able to see Lynn fulfill a dream,” KU women’s basketball coach Marian Washington said.
Kerr ponders entering race; Shallenburger names ex-Chief as running mate
May 19, 2002
Senate President Dave Kerr made it clear Friday that he would like to serve as governor. What isn’t clear is whether he will be a candidate in the Republican primary this summer. “I want to be governor,” Kerr told reporters during a news conference. “I have a great deal of confidence in my ability to lead.”
At bikini time, almost no one is thin enough
May 19, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald Ladies: It’s time to get in shape for swimsuit season! If you start a program of diet and exercise NOW, in just a few weeks you can shed that extra 10 pounds, so when it’s time to “hit the beach,” you can put on that new bikini with the confidence that comes from knowing that you will immediately take off that new bikini, put on a bathrobe, and spend the rest of the weekend in your bedroom, weeping and eating Haagen-Dazs straight from the container.
Royals, Indians split pair
KC wins opener, 4-2, drops nightcap, 4-1
May 19, 2002
Omar Vizquel has suddenly found a home-run swing as golden as his glove. “He’s going to catch (Barry) Bonds if he keeps this going,” joked Indians manager Charlie Manuel.
Single-sex schools separate, not equal
May 19, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group With all the talk of “flexibility” you would think the Bush administration was trying to get yoga into the national curriculum instead of single-sex schools.
Hemphill collects two golds
Lawrence High senior wins 50, 100 frees at state
May 19, 2002
By Andy Samuelson This wasn’t the way Andrea Hemphill wanted her swan song sung not with a last-place finish in the last race of her career. So when the Lawrence High standout jumped into the Kansas State Natatorium pool in eighth place Saturday during the 400 freestyle relay, she was determined to make up ground.
Bankruptcy bill would help wrong people
May 19, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group That hardy perennial, the bankruptcy reform bill, is back again. Five years after banks, credit card companies and auto finance agencies began to press Congress to let them tighten their grip on borrowers, and 14 months after both the House and Senate passed the kind of bills the creditors want, another showdown looms.
Wizards edge Galaxy, 2-1
May 19, 2002
Diego Gutierrez and Preki scored for Kansas City as the Wizards beat the L.A. Galaxy, 2-1, Saturday night.
Events abroad foreshadowed terror in U.S.
May 19, 2002
A plan to crash a plane into CIA headquarters was exposed after an arrest in the Philippines. A meeting of future Sept. 11 hijackers aroused suspicion in Malaysia. Information that al-Qaida was seeking to assassinate President Bush at a summit in Europe led to heightened security.
World Briefs
May 19, 2002
Yemen: Grenade-tosser sentenced to prison South Korea: President’s son charged with accepting bribes Ireland: Majority in parliament nears for Irish P.M.
Retirement speculation greets pope on birthday
Vatican dismisses talk that pontiff will step down
May 19, 2002
A wistful, ailing Pope John Paul II celebrated his 82nd birthday Saturday before thousands of cheering youngsters, but he could only muster reading a few lines of his speech before deferring to an aide.
KU seniors, faculty win recognition
Eight students honored at reception Saturday; professors to be honored today
May 19, 2002
Chancellor Robert Hemenway will give awards to nine graduating seniors and eight professors as part of Kansas University’s commencement.
Procession focus of today’s KU Commencement events
May 19, 2002
Here is a listing of events associated with Kansas University’s commencement this weekend. The list was provided by University Relations.
Fox show never was up his ‘Ally’
May 19, 2002
I come to bury “Ally McBeal” (8 p.m., Fox), not to praise her. I never liked this show. I understood its popularity and appeal, but I always found Ally’s smug combination of self-righteousness and self-indulgence hard to take.
s KU Commencement events
May 19, 2002
Here is a listing of events associated with Kansas University’s commencement this weekend. The list was provided by University Relations.
Eight students honored at reception Saturday
May 19, 2002
Chancellor Robert Hemenway will give awards to nine graduating seniors and eight professors as part of Kansas University’s commencement.
Graduation exercises dominate calendar
May 19, 2002
More students in the Class of 2002 will receive diplomas in commencements this weekend and next across the area. Continuing with ceremonies today, students will take the stage to celebrate earning high school diplomas and bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Broken gas meters evacuates apartments
May 19, 2002
An apartment building at Kansas University’s Stouffer Place had to be evacuated shortly after noon Saturday after a truck rolled into and broke two natural gas meters. The truck was unoccupied and had apparently slipped out of gear when it rolled backward out of a parking place, down an incline and against the back of the building in the 1700 block of Bagley Street.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
May 19, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.26 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets, and 920 N. Second St.
Arts notes
May 19, 2002
Lawrence artist shows multimedia works at K-State Time to send in listings for KU Edition arts section Theater program to send designs to Czech Republic