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FBI chief: Suicide bombers “inevitable” in U.S.
May 20, 2002
(Updated Monday at 11:43 a.m.) ALEXANDRIA, Va. Walk-in suicide bombers like those who have attacked public places in Israel will hit the United States eventually, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Monday.
Bush refuses to lift Cuban trade embargo until conditions met
May 20, 2002
(Updated Monday at 1:50 p.m.) WASHINGTON President Bush said Monday he won’t heed calls to lift the Cuban trade embargo unless Fidel Castro releases political prisoners, conducts independently monitored elections and accepts a list of tough U.S. conditions for a “new government that is fully democratic.”
Glasscock joins Wichita’s Knight on GOP gubernatorial ticket
May 20, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:56 p.m.) TOPEKA Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Knight announced Monday that House Speaker Kent Glasscock is his lieutenant-governor running mate.
Beirut blast kills son of Palestinian guerrilla leader
May 20, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 8:40 a.m.) BEIRUT, Lebanon The 38-year-old son of Palestinian guerrilla leader Ahmed Jibril was killed Monday in a Beirut car bombing, the group said.
Suicide bomber blows himself up at northern Israeli junction
May 20, 2002
(Updated Monday at 11:16 a.m.) JERUSALEM A Palestinian militant detonated explosives at a busy intersection Monday as he was approached by police killing himself, but causing no other injuries in the second suicide bombing in northern Israel in two days.
Jack C. Haas
May 20, 2002
Bond services
May 20, 2002
Bond services
May 20, 2002
Perry  Services for Vernon Lee Bond, 58, Perry, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry. Mr. Bond died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, after a long illness.
Youth dominate NASCAR’s all-star race
May 20, 2002
In the moments before the green flag dropped on the final segment of NASCAR’s all-star race, Dale Earnhardt Jr. glanced around at the company he was in.
Nemechek hired to replace Nadeau at Hendrick
May 20, 2002
Joe Nemechek, out of a full-time ride since Kmart pulled out of NASCAR, was hired by Hendrick Motorsports Wednesday to replace Jerry Nadeau.
Lakeside too wet to run
May 20, 2002
Thursday rains kept Lakeside Speedway track technicians from preparing the half-mile dirt oval, forcing the cancellation of the Friday night events.
Randall resigns as KU’s baseball coach
May 20, 2002
Bobby Randall, who has served the last seven seasons as Kansas University’s head baseball coach, has resigned from his position with the program, KU Athletics Director Al Bohl announced Monday. Randall guided Kansas to a 166-214 record during his tenure at KU, including a 22-29 mark this past season.
City softball results: May 19
May 20, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Sunday, May 19.
Hurricanes topple Leafs, 2-1
May 20, 2002
Desperate times can create unlikely heroes in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Carolina defenseman Niclas Wallin has lived the dream twice. Wallin scored 13:42 into overtime Sunday his second OT game-winner of these playoffs as the Hurricanes beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 2 to tie the Eastern Conference final.
Baseball Briefs
May 20, 2002
Mariners team bus catches fire in Boston Alex Gonzalez on DL Baker back in dugout
New-stadium bill
May 20, 2002
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak called the last-minute bill passed by the Legislature for a new baseball stadium is “a giant step backward.”
Class 6A boys golf: Lions confident heading into state meet
May 20, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High coach Ron Commons’ theory of switching golfers in his lineup was as simple as dumping a bucket of balls on the driving range. With enough practice, Commons figured, an LHS golfer surely could find his stroke. By tinkering, Commons has found his ideal lineup for today’s Class 6A state golf meet at Wichita’s Rolling Hills Country Club.
Price right at Colonial
Five-stroke victory halts long slump on PGA Tour
May 20, 2002
Nick Price no longer has to doubt himself. He can still win on the PGA Tour, and he can do it in a big way. Making big shots late after looking vulnerable, Price shot a 3-under 67 Sunday in the Colonial for his first victory in four years.
Racing Briefs - 5/20
May 20, 2002
Bernstein claims title in Top Fuel at Matco Bliss wins truck race
Keller wins Stackers2 200
Purvis injured in wreck
May 20, 2002
Jason Keller won the Stacker2 200 on Sunday for his fourth Busch Series victory of the year, easily pulling away in the race marred by serious injuries to Jeff Purvis. Purvis sustained head, neck and back injuries in a wreck involving Greg Biffle on lap 168 between Nazareth Speedway’s first and second turns.
Indy 500: Mack second black to make field
May 20, 2002
For two weeks, George Mack dealt with his demons blown engines, accidents, even vertigo and possibly food poisoning. On Sunday, Mack overcame them all.
American League Roundup: Clemens continues to climb charts
Yankees pitcher picks up 287th career victory in 3-0 shutout of Twins
May 20, 2002
With the way Roger Clemens is pitching, Bert Blyleven better begin warming up. Clemens struck out 13 and earned his 287th career win, pitching the New York Yankees past the Minnesota Twins 3-0 Sunday.
National League Roundup: Cubs snap 9-game skid
Sacrifice fly in 11th lifts Chicago to 5-4 win
May 20, 2002
The Chicago Cubs thought it was appropriate their winning rally came without the benefit of a hit. The Cubs snapped a nine-game losing streak Sunday, getting a sacrifice fly from Corey Patterson in the 11th inning to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4.
KC ready to rededicate landmark WWI memorial
May 20, 2002
The largest World War I memorial in the country will be open to the public this weekend for the first time since it closed in 1994. Rededication ceremonies Saturday will mark the climax of a $46 million effort to bring new life to the once-crumbling Liberty Memorial. Money still is being raised for a second phase to create a World War I museum below the memorial.
Bring back civics class
May 20, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe In the old days, the class was called “Civics,” not “Government,” and the students learned how a bill became a law (a discourse that bore almost no resemblance to the way it really happens), the definition of “log-rolling” (a term I have never heard uttered in nearly a quarter-century of Washington reporting), and the three branches of governing (leaving out two other important Washington power centers, the special interests and the press).
World Briefs
May 20, 2002
Czech Republic: First lady pays tribute at concentration camp Vatican City: Pope expresses thanks for prayers for health Albania: U.S. ambassador dies of heart attack Sierra Leone: Election gives rebels resounding defeat Colombia: Candidate cancels event after attack on office Spain: Thousands protest against globalization
Old home town - 100 years ago today
May 20, 2002
Terminate CIA
May 20, 2002
59 options
May 20, 2002
Over the hill but still around
May 20, 2002
By Mark Patinkin The Providence Journal Now that the Rolling Stones have announced a new tour, they’re getting a lot of advice. The advice comes down to this: Don’t.
Speeders, drunken drivers focus of traffic crackdown
May 20, 2002
More than 11,000 law enforcement agencies from all 50 states are combining forces before the Memorial Day weekend to go after people who break traffic laws. The police will conduct child passenger safety, seat belt and drunk driving checkpoints and other special enforcement activities.
Pelathe seeks part-time volunteers
May 20, 2002
Bombing brings swift retaliation by Israel
May 20, 2002
Shortly after Israel security forces were warned of an impending attack, a Palestinian militant disguised as an Israeli soldier slipped Sunday afternoon through several police checkpoints, then walked to a fruit and vegetable market where he blew himself up, killing three bystanders and injuring 58 other people.
East Timor celebrates the birth of a nation
May 20, 2002
With the world watching, the small island territory of East Timor proudly took its place among the community of nations today, triumphing at last over its long history of brutal oppression by foreign occupants.
What’s new
May 20, 2002
Swedish e-postal service delivers wherever you want Columnist finds some treasures on the ‘Net Cannes festival gets into the digital trend Cyberspace cops accused of suppressing expression
Legal file-swapping program gives artists more control
May 20, 2002
Ace Ha and Sammy Brazil of the emerging hip-hop group MaddWest don’t mind listeners passing around their music for free over the Internet. All they want is a little control. The Altnet file-sharing system launches today to give MaddWest and other artists a greater role in the otherwise free-for-all world of peer-to-peer networking.
Googlewhacking provides ‘addictive’ amusement
May 20, 2002
Googlewhacking is a hunt for any two words that, when typed into the Google search engine (without quotation marks), will return a single Web page. It can be difficult, and addictive.
Prime portal
Google wins praise from tech experts, pop culture pundits
May 20, 2002
David Gallagher has a goal in life. A truly admirable goal, really. It is his intent to become a No. 1 Google search result. Simply put, Google is an Internet search engine (www.google.com), and if one could call a search engine “sexy,” the Google would be the pinup power search of the World Wide Web.
Kansas City claims series - Royals 5, Indians 4
May 20, 2002
Right now, they don’t strike fear into the Kansas City Royals or anybody else in the AL. Once a powerhouse, the Cleveland Indians have unexpectedly become a powderpuff. “They are a totally opposite team,” said Royals closer Roberto Hernandez. “They have a totally different makeup.”
Indy 500 field finalized
Soggy day doesn’t hurt record-setting performances
May 20, 2002
Arie Luyendyk led a surprising speed show Sunday that filled a record-setting field for the Indianapolis 500 before rain cut short the last day of qualifying. Despite occasional showers that eventually ended the session 65 minutes early, the track conditions at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway were the best since practice resumed Wednesday.
Wildcats sweep Jayhawks in finale
Kansas coaching staff awaits fate after KU drops doubleheader to Kansas State, 7-4 and 9-0
May 20, 2002
By Levi Chronister Kansas University’s baseball team ended its season in an appropriate manner Sunday. The Jayhawks, who were playing in their sixth unscheduled twinbill of the season because of rain or travel plans, lost 7-4 and 9-0 to the Wildcats under a cloudy and rainy sky at Frank Myers Field.
Jayhawks hawking packages
KU hopes to reach goal of 25,000 season tickets
May 20, 2002
By David Mitchell As a Kansas University graduate, Lee Johnson knows KU football can be a tough sell. During the six years Johnson spent on Mount Oread earning undergraduate and master’s degrees in sports management, the Jayhawks won two bowl games. They also endured three losing seasons and posted a modest record of 38-31 between 1992 and 1997.
Russell wins javelin
Kansas men finish fourth, women eighth
May 20, 2002
Kansas University’s old reliable, Scott Russell, won his sixth individual Big 12 Outdoor track and field championship on Sunday. Benaud Shirley, Leo Bookman and Brooklyn Hann, meanwhile, earned their first-ever individual Outdoor conference titles, helping the Jayhawk men to a fourth-place finish and women to an eighth-place mark at the conference meet at Missouri University’s track.
Prisoners up for parole
May 20, 2002
Four people serving prison time for criminal convictions in Douglas County will go before a parole board this week.
On the record
May 20, 2002
On the money
May 20, 2002
What market factors influence gas prices at the pump? Why is gold so expensive or not? How come the price of orange juice has changed? The price we pay for a range of consumer goods is determined in part by trading in futures on different commodities.
Suggestions for repaying college debt
May 20, 2002
The most frequent question I get from soon-to-be or recent college graduates is this: “Is there anything I can do about my student loans?” Each time I give them the same answer: Pay them. And on time.
Telecommuting gains support in the workplace
Fear of tragedy, emphasis on family create desire to operate from home
May 20, 2002
Glenn Dickson started telecommuting out of necessity. There was no room at the office. He remembers his boss telling him, “We need the space, and it will give you more time with your family.” That was more than 10 years ago. The Elk Grove, Calif., resident has been telecommuting ever since.
Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan
Enemy fire claims American searching for terrorists
May 20, 2002
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. There were no other reports of coalition casualties in the firefight, which started when suspected al-Qaida or Taliban forces engaged U.S. forces with at least small-arms fire at approximately 5 p.m. local time, said Capt. Steven O’Connor, a U.S. military spokesman at Bagram air base.
Cheney says terrorists will strike again
May 20, 2002
Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday he was almost certain that terrorists would attack the United States again. “It’s not a matter of if, but when,” he said. Cheney also acknowledged past failures in responding to signs of terrorism, but said he didn’t know if the Sept. 11 attacks could have been prevented “even if we had all those pieces together.”
Local briefs
May 20, 2002
City officials to hear 2003 budget requests The Lawrence City Commission is having three days of hearings this week to hear 2003 budget requests from city departments. The schedule is as follows: 2 p.m. today: The commission will hear from the library, administrative services, planning, police and legal services departments. 12:30 p.m. Tuesday: The commission will hear from the information systems, utilities, human relations, public works and finance departments. 1 p.m. Wednesday: The commission will meet with the neighborhood resources, public transit, parks and recreation and fire departments. All meetings will be at City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. ______________________________________ Chase court apartments: Interviews under way in fire investigation The cause of a fire Saturday that destroyed a three-story apartment building under construction and damaged two other apartment buildings was still under investigation Sunday, said Mark Bradford, deputy chief with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. Bradford said subcontractors who were at the fire scene would be interviewed today and Tuesday. The fire at Chase Court Apartments, 1942 Stewart Ave., caused an estimated $600,000 damage to the three buildings, making it the costliest fire in Douglas County in the past year, Bradford said. Above are the charred remains from the fire. The fire was called in to 911 at 1:21 p.m. Saturday and was brought under control shortly after 2 p.m. Only the north building was occupied. No occupants were hurt, although two firefighters suffered minor burns and were treated at the scene. Chase Court is owned by Doug Compton and his firm, First Management Inc., Lawrence. ______________________________________ Police: Former county DA appointed to U.S. Attorney’s Office A former Douglas County prosecutor has been appointed first assistant in the Kansas U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jim Flory was selected for the position by U.S. Atty. Eric Melgren. Flory will be the No. 2 prosecutor in charge of the office under Melgren. He will handle administrative and management duties. Melgren said he chose Flory for the job because Flory “did a great job” as interim U.S. attorney for Kansas. Flory had that position about a year until President George W. Bush appointed Melgren. Flory was elected Douglas County district attorney in 1984 and had the job until he resigned in 1991. ______________________________________ 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.
Delay in clearing water well contamination frustrates officials
May 20, 2002
As Mayor Sharon Owen sees it, the situation is fairly simple the federal government contaminated the town’s main water well, and now it needs to make things right. “I just think it needs to be cleaned up. They said they would clean it up, and they need to do what they said they were going to do,” said Owen, in her 13th year as mayor.
School cited for audit problems
Investigators say infractions were minor, doubt refunds will be issued
May 20, 2002
By Dave Ranney A recent investigation of complaints filed against Lawrence Career College has found that several student loans were mishandled. But most of the infractions, federal officials say, were minor.
World Online Exclusive: Spinning the Web - You can run but you can’t hide
May 20, 2002
By Michael Newman Generally speaking, I’m of the opinion that privacy is pretty good and that anonymity is pretty lousy when it comes to the Internet. That is to say that who I am, where I am, what I read and where I surf is nobody’s business but mine. But what I can do under a cloak of secrecy, that affects other people, is and should be, limited.
NBA Playoffs: Nets riddle Celtics in opener
Running game pivotal in 104-97 home victory; Pierce pots quiet 27 points
May 20, 2002
Paul Pierce talked up a storm before the start of the Celtics-Nets series for the NBA’s Eastern Conference title. After the Nets had posted their 104-97 opening-game win, Boston’s leading scorer declined to whine about the home team’s physicality or the officials’ calls. But neither was he conceding any points to the Nets.
Educational recycling
May 20, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Firms are clearly the buyers, and college graduates the uneasy sellers this spring. A good many 2002 college graduates are caught in the squeeze that occurs in a drastic shift from a seller’s to a buyer’s market as they search for new jobs.
Pelathe seeks part-time volunteers
May 20, 2002
Agency: Pelathe Community Resource Center Address: 1423 Haskell Ave.
Jack C. Haas
May 20, 2002
Ottawa  Graveside services for Jack C. Haas, 80, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 5901, Ottawa, will conduct military honors. Mr. Haas died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Life Care Center, Osawatomie.
Nation Briefs
May 20, 2002
Pennsylvania: Volunteers sweep field for Flight 93 wreckage Connecticut: Report: Cardinal paid accused priest’s debts Nebraska: Search is on for Lewises, Clarks Virginia: 9-11 flight grounding allowed atmosphere test New York: Manhattan Project physicist dies at 84 Ohio: Pets finally permitted to answer nature’s call
KU hopes to reach goal of 25,000 season tickets
May 20, 2002
By David Mitchell As a Kansas University graduate, Lee Johnson knows KU football can be a tough sell. During the six years Johnson spent on Mount Oread earning undergraduate and master’s degrees in sports management, the Jayhawks won two bowl games. They also endured three losing seasons and posted a modest record of 38-31 between 1992 and 1997.
People
May 20, 2002
Children get kick out of Jolie Wetland crusader Robert Blake’s killer instincts
Rural reflective markers aid speed of emergency services
May 20, 2002
By Mike Belt Law enforcement officers and firefighters sometimes feel like they’re groping in the dark when it comes to finding the right rural residence at night. “Have you ever gone down a dark alley with a match?” was how Lecompton Fire Chief LeRoy Boucher described it.
Chase court apartments: Interviews under way in fire investigation
May 20, 2002
The cause of a fire Saturday that destroyed a three-story apartment building under construction and damaged two other apartment buildings was still under investigation Sunday, said Mark Bradford, deputy chief with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. Extra online: Video of the fire
Photo cheesy, not disgusting
May 20, 2002
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel What’s with this picture? It’s historic, grotesque or cheesy or maybe a little of all three depending on your political bent.
Foreign cover-up considered
Malaysian state wants tourists to respect Islamic dress code
May 20, 2002
Covered in an Islamic headscarf, long sleeves and slacks, Nawal Abdul Rahman flies a kite on the beach a few yards from Western women tanning their bare breasts.
Educational recycling
May 20, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Firms are clearly the buyers, and college graduates the uneasy sellers this spring. A good many 2002 college graduates are caught in the squeeze that occurs in a drastic shift from a seller’s to a buyer’s market as they search for new jobs.
Nation Briefs
May 20, 2002
New Jersey: Police, firefighters face off in football Texas : Inmates seek guarantee of competent lawyers Florida: Breast cancer experts stick with tamoxifen New York City: Navy to allow public on ships for Fleet Week Florida: Firefighters gain control of brush fire United Nations: Push to eradicate polio is gaining
Secession movement gains ground
May 20, 2002
This has always been the anti-city, a sprawling circus with no center ring, known not so much for its downtown towers as for the rings around it including the San Fernando Valley, the vast suburbanesque tract that gave America the valley girl.
Prosecutors allege link between cigarettes, terror
May 20, 2002
At first glance, it appeared to be a case with the down-home feel of a moonshine bust: two brothers are accused of helping run a racket that smuggled cheap cigarettes for resale across state lines.
Lawrence School Board
School board to seek bids for excess property
May 20, 2002
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
June B. Boyd
May 20, 2002
Rural reflective markers aid speed of emergency services
May 20, 2002
By Mike Belt Law enforcement officers and firefighters sometimes feel like they’re groping in the dark when it comes to finding the right rural residence at night. “Have you ever gone down a dark alley with a match?” was how Lecompton Fire Chief LeRoy Boucher described it.
Lawrence City Commission
May 20, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:45 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Sunflower Broadband channel 25
02 bids adieu
May 20, 2002
By Terry Rombeck and Michelle Burhenn It’s no coincidence the procession of Kansas University graduates down Campanile Hill lasts longer than the commencement ceremony itself. The event is all about the walk. About 4,000 KU students continued the tradition Sunday, marching down the hill, letting out a celebratory wail in the Campanile and receiving their degrees at Memorial Stadium.
Fashionable mortarboards help students get noticed in sea of black
May 20, 2002
By Terry Rombeck How do you stand out in a crowd of 4,000 people, all wearing black caps and gowns? Simply put, you wear something different. Like a giant, blue cowboy hat. “I never got around to buying a cap,” said Dave Jack, a business administration major from Andover sporting a 10-gallon foam Stetson. “I borrowed this gown from a buddy of mine who graduated last year.”
Class 6A boys golf: Lions confident heading into state meet
May 20, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High coach Ron Commons’ theory of switching golfers in his lineup was as simple as dumping a bucket of balls on the driving range. With enough practice, Commons figured, an LHS golfer surely could find his stroke. By tinkering, Commons has found his ideal lineup for today’s Class 6A state golf meet at Wichita’s Rolling Hills Country Club.
Kansas men finish fourth, women eighth
May 20, 2002
Kansas University’s old reliable, Scott Russell, won his sixth individual Big 12 Outdoor track and field championship on Sunday. Benaud Shirley, Leo Bookman and Brooklyn Hann, meanwhile, earned their first-ever individual Outdoor conference titles, helping the Jayhawk men to a fourth-place finish and women to an eighth-place mark at the conference meet at Missouri University’s track.
Democrats had their reasons for holding up session
May 20, 2002
Democrats had plenty of attitude during the Legislature’s long wrapup. They didn’t hide their grumpiness over being blamed by majority Republicans for holding up the end of the session, eventually the longest in Kansas history at 106 days.
Comedy a serious academic pursuit
May 20, 2002
The newest course at William Paterson University is a joke. But the 15 students enrolled in it are deadly serious about wanting to become stand-up comedians. They’re graded on how well they rant about their sex lives and how weird their parents can be.
Handheld PCs ease doctors’ duties
May 20, 2002
Dr. Ron Lands used to make rounds loaded down with notepads and index cards. The Oak Ridge, Tenn., oncologist would figure radiation and chemotherapy doses on a pad and leaf through index cards to remind himself about a medication.
City may impose extra sales tax
May 20, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence businesses could be required to charge an extra sales tax to build or improve the roads where they’re located under a new state law signed last week by Gov. Bill Graves.
Kansas coaching staff awaits fate after KU drops doubleheader to Kansas State, 7-4 and 9-0
May 20, 2002
By Levi Chronister Kansas University’s baseball team ended its season in an appropriate manner Sunday. The Jayhawks, who were playing in their sixth unscheduled twinbill of the season because of rain or travel plans, lost 7-4 and 9-0 to the Wildcats under a cloudy and rainy sky at Frank Myers Field.
Electric failure zaps I-70
May 20, 2002
Three quarters of the way through Saturday’s Smirnoff Ice Night at the I-70 Speedway, a countywide blackout forced the postponement the event by one week.
Grazing waivers are sought as drought lingers
May 20, 2002
Rep. Jerry Moran, in response to an ongoing drought in western Kansas, has joined the ranks of those asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release Conservation Reserve Program acres for emergency haying and grazing.
Text errors diminish feminism
May 20, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group In the days of pre-modern medicine, the adage was: Whatever else hospitals do, they should not spread disease. In these days of postmodern higher education, the adage is: Whatever else schools do, they should not subtract from understanding. Which brings us to the topic of “women’s studies.”
Hats off to graduates
Fashionable mortarboards help students get noticed in sea of black
May 20, 2002
By Terry Rombeck How do you stand out in a crowd of 4,000 people, all wearing black caps and gowns? Simply put, you wear something different. Like a giant, blue cowboy hat. “I never got around to buying a cap,” said Dave Jack, a business administration major from Andover sporting a 10-gallon foam Stetson. “I borrowed this gown from a buddy of mine who graduated last year.”
NBA Draft: Rockets win top selection
Gooden headed to Denver at No. 5?
May 20, 2002
The Houston Rockets took a big man from abroad the last time they had the No. 1 pick. Now they’ll have another opportunity. Houston won the NBA draft lottery Sunday, giving the Rockets the right to make the first overall selection, something they haven’t done since 1984.
It’s hard to put up with strike talk
Can baseball players actually be serious about walking out again?
May 20, 2002
It finally happened. The worst four-letter word imaginable in major-league baseball surfaced in print last week. That would be O-r-z-a. As in Gene Orza, No. 2 man in the players’ union.
Palestinian exiles’ destinations decided
May 20, 2002
The European Union has agreed on how to distribute 13 Palestinian militants exiled under a deal that ended Israel’s siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the Spanish Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
Briefly
May 20, 2002
London: New bin Laden video surfaces Washington, D.C.: Security agency considers airline security measures Georgia: Green Beret mission begins Washington, D.C.: Giuliani defends Bush on pre-Sept. 11 intelligence
Clones’ has strong opening, hits $100 million in four days
May 20, 2002
The latest “Star Wars” movie took in $116.3 million in its first four days and became the second-fastest film behind only “Spider-Man” to top $100 million.
Jayhawks leave nest
Class of ‘02 bids adieu
May 20, 2002
By Terry Rombeck and Michelle Burhenn It’s no coincidence the procession of Kansas University graduates down Campanile Hill lasts longer than the commencement ceremony itself. The event is all about the walk. About 4,000 KU students continued the tradition Sunday, marching down the hill, letting out a celebratory wail in the Campanile and receiving their degrees at Memorial Stadium.
Lakers showing ‘maturity’
Los Angeles coach Jackson likes team’s chances entering Game Two
May 20, 2002
The Los Angeles Lakers’ mastery of every playoff opponent they’ve faced in recent years even impresses their coach, who has seen a few championship teams in his time.
Cagerz retire Thomas’ jersey No. 12
Ex-Jayhawk to attend camp of Toronto Raptors next month
May 20, 2002
Just as he was pulling himself away from a group of adult fans, a couple of kids came calling for Billy Thomas. After that, there were fans walking by offering handshakes, old supporters from his Kansas University past.
June B. Boyd
May 20, 2002
Graveside services for June B. Boyd, 78, Ozawkie, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Boyd died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Hickory Pointe Care Center, Oskaloosa.