Archive for Friday, May 24, 2002

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Fire investigators think they know cause in apartment blaze
May 24, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 6:14 p.m.) Heat from a blow torch used to solder plumbing pipes may have sparked the massive blaze Saturday at the Chase Court Apartments in central Lawrence, Douglas County officials said Friday.
Four arrested for passing counterfeit bills
May 24, 2002
(Updated Friday at 1:35 p.m.) Four people were in the Douglas County Jail Friday for allegedly passing counterfeit bills at Lawrence restaurants.
Rumsfeld: No plans to invade Iraq
May 24, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 11:10 a.m.) WASHINGTON The United States has no plans to invade Iraq or any other country, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday, but he refused to discuss the Bush administration’s thinking about how to deal with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
U.S., Russia sign nuclear-arms reduction pact
May 24, 2002
(Updated Friday at 11:12 a.m.) MOSCOW President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty in a gilded room of the Kremlin on Friday, and proclaimed it would help cement vastly improved relations between the former superpower rivals.
LHS baseball to begin quest for state championship today
May 24, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High baseball coach David Petry said his team had a great deal of pressure placed on it this season. That’s what tends to happen to a team that has a state title and a third-place finish to its credit in the previous two seasons.
Longtime teacher remembered
May 24, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Sister Ann Schiltz can’t remember a time when Carol Church was without rabbits.
Short-haul travelers choose cars for economy, convenience
May 24, 2002
In years past, Tyson Kouros says he probably would have been boarding a plane for a quick trip over the Memorial Day weekend. Not this year.
Student service
May 24, 2002
Welfare tests motherhood
May 24, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group Do you remember when it was dangerous to describe a mother at home as “not working”? The original card-carrying members of the 24/7 work world rebelled at being publicly treated as if child-raising was doing nothing. You still risk bodily harm if you turn to the mother of two at a suburban dinner party and ask, “What do you do?” If one mom at soccer practice inquires whether another has a job, she’s likely to start another cycle in the mommy wars.
Elections could reflect new districts
May 24, 2002
In preparing for the Aug. 6 primary elections, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh is assuming the four new U.S. House districts drawn by legislators are valid, despite the potential for a legal challenge. But Thornburgh isn’t ignoring the possibility of a federal lawsuit over congressional redistricting and even is researching a “worst-case” scenario in which his office would have to submit a redistricting plan in U.S. District Court. Thornburgh is the state’s chief elections officer.
Free State track out to prove regional crown no fluke
May 24, 2002
By Andy Samuelson No one was more surprised to see Free State High’s Adam Fitts win the shot put and discus at last weekend’s Class 6A track regionals at Olathe than Fitts himself. “I mean, I always knew that I had the potential to do it,” said the FSHS senior, who smashed the school record earlier in the year by some 14 feet with his throw of 153 feet, 91/2 inches. “But it did kind of shock me as how it all came together at the right time.”
Local briefs
May 24, 2002
Test results expected today for cause of apartment fire Fire investigators hope to have test results back today on materials from Saturday’s apartment complex fire. No cause for the fire at Chase Court Apartments, 1942 Stewart Ave., will be released until the test results are known, said Mark Bradford, deputy chief with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. The fire destroyed a three-story building under construction and damaged two other buildings, one of which was occupied. Two firefighters suffered minor burns, but no one else was injured. The fire caused a total of $600,000 damage. Investigators completed interviews with 10 people, Bradford said Thursday. Those interviewed were primarily construction workers and contractors for First Management Inc., the firm that owns the complex, Bradford said. _____________ Environment: Cleanup effort continues at site of gasoline spill Ottawa Residents who were evacuated Wednesday after an 84,000-gallon gasoline spill southwest of Ottawa were allowed back home Thursday as cleanup efforts continued. Kenneth Ray, spokesman for Conoco Inc.’s Ponca City, Okla.-based refinery, said Thursday’s rain had slowed cleanup a bit but that crews had collected several dozen more gallons of the spilled product. The leak in the 8-inch Conoco pipeline has been blamed on seam failure within the pipe. Crews on Wednesday were able to recover about 8,400 gallons of fuel. About 40 percent of the fuel evaporated, Ray said. The rest likely soaked into the soil and will have to be removed during the next few days. Conoco crews installed a new section of pipe and were looking to reopen the line Thursday evening or Friday morning. _____________ Politics: KU alumnus seeks S.D. post A Kansas University graduate has announced he will run for state treasurer in South Dakota. Scott McGregor, the state’s deputy treasurer since April 2000, graduated from KU with a master’s degree in public education in 1976 and a law degree in 1982. McGregor, a Democrat, lives in Rapid City, where he was city attorney for 18 years. He also has worked for two former South Dakota governors. Term limits bar current Treasurer Dick Butler from seeking a third four-year term. _____________ Law enforcement: Police racial profiling study months behind schedule A study into whether racial profiling is occurring in Kansas has fallen behind schedule. The nearly $390,000 project was supposed to be done by January, in time for lawmakers to consider it during the 2002 legislative session. But the session has come and gone, and the study remains unfinished. The study has been delayed because one of the 10 law enforcement agencies enlisted in compiling information for the study failed to follow directions on how to collect the data, according to Herman Jones, director of administration for the Kansas Highway Patrol. He refused to say which department had caused the delay. He said he expected the study to be finished during the summer. _____________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.26 at several Lawrence stations. 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.
Area actors find national stage
Elrod appearing on small, big screen
May 24, 2002
By Jan Biles If you think you’ve been seeing a familiar face on television and the movie screen, you’re right. Carson Elrod, who graduated with honors from Kansas University in 1997 with a degree in U.S. history, has appeared in the movie “Kissing Jessica Stein,” in commercials for Wendy’s and IBM and on the TNN television show “Lifegame.”
KAN Film Festival to put original films in spotlight
May 24, 2002
Trulli leads practice
May 24, 2002
Italy’s Jarno Trulli had the fastest lap and four-time champion Michael Schumacher was a distant 11th Thursday in practice for the Monaco Grand Prix.
Red Sox stymie Yankees
Martinez wins seventh straight
May 24, 2002
Pedro Martinez joked that after 83 seasons without a championship, Boston might have a new ally.
Political games won’t beat terrorism
May 24, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Help me with this, if you don’t mind. In the weeks and months after Sept. 11, the federal government issued a seemingly endless stream of terrorism alerts, warning that something bad might happen sometime soon someplace in America. How did you respond? Did you change your daily routine? Did you avoid the mall? Did you take off from work or hold the kids out of school?
U.S. should change with Cuba
May 24, 2002
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel Of all the things I saw in Cuba, it’s what I heard one rainy March day that stuck with me. There in a government taxi, blaring from the tape player, Cuban-born salsero Willy Chirino crooned a love song for me to hear in Havana.
Horoscopes
May 24, 2002
People
May 24, 2002
Legal claim kicked out Bobbitt to stay behind bars No. 17 becomes No. 1 Moore is the most in Gotham
Former mayor to sit on planning commission
May 24, 2002
By Joel Mathis Planning often seems to be one of the nastier political blood sports in town. Ernie Angino appears untroubled by that as he prepares to become the newest member of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Royals take to Pena
New manager wins players over
May 24, 2002
The Kansas City Royals seem to be getting over their disappointment that Tony Pena is their new manager and not John Mizerock.
Baldwin aims for state track title
May 24, 2002
By Andy Samuelson You could call them Bulldog quartet, but Baldwin’s four senior standouts don’t really dig nicknames.
Inspection loophole
May 24, 2002
J-W Editorials City building codes and inspections are intended to ensure the quality of construction work in Lawrence, but the system apparently only works as well as its computers. When in doubt, blame the computer. What better way to explain the fact that more than a fourth of the building projects that received city permits in 2001 and an unknown number of projects from previous years never received final inspections? The blame, according to Victor Torres, the city’s director of Neighborhood Resources, lies with poor record-keeping software on his department’s computers.
U.S. Army using computer games as recruiting tool
May 24, 2002
Being all that you can be is going digital, and Uncle Sam is footing the bill. The U.S. Army hopes to attract military recruits with two new computer games that simulate life as a soldier in combat and basic training.
Briefcase
May 24, 2002
Troubled cable firm sees change in owners Boeing expects sales to drop Sedgwick County seeking better relations with Mexico Sprint call centers get award
McNeely enjoys dual role with Majestics and Jazzhaus
May 24, 2002
By Jon Niccum It’s a rarity to find club owners/promoters around this region who also have established careers as working musicians. The prevailing sensibility is that being one will immediately turn you off to becoming the other. But Rick McNeely has managed to carve a niche in both professions, as owner of The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass., and as saxophonist for the Majestics Rhythm Review.
Mining, coal-burning top EPA list of toxic pollutants
May 24, 2002
Hard-rock mining companies and coal-burning power plants are America’s largest toxic polluters, responsible for nearly two-thirds of the poisonous contaminants in the nation’s air and water, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. In its most comprehensive inventory of pollution and its sources, the EPA said mining of hard-rock minerals gold, silver, uranium, copper, lead, zinc and molybdenum was responsible for 3.4 billion pounds of toxic pollutants in 2000. Coal-burning electric plants were responsible for another 1.2 billion pounds.
Bombing attacks foiled
May 24, 2002
A bomb attached to a tanker truck exploded Thursday at a huge fuel depot near densely populated Tel Aviv, and a guard foiled an attempt to blow up a packed nightclub with a car bomb.
Police comb site of Levy’s death
May 24, 2002
Stymied police officers investigating the death of Chandra Levy said Thursday they have many more questions than answers and no real suspects. A day after finding Levy’s remains in a heavily wooded area of Rock Creek Park, police and medical examiners don’t know how she died.
FBI agent’s accusations bring internal investigation
Terror suspect’s case bungled, complaint says
May 24, 2002
An FBI agent accused her Washington headquarters of erecting a “roadblock” to the pre-Sept. 11 investigation of terrorism defendant Zacarias Moussaoui. Her letter immediately prompted an internal investigation.
NBA briefs
May 24, 2002
Pippen has surgery on injured right knee Francis to have surgery
KAN Film Festival to put original films in spotlight
May 24, 2002
The 11th annual KAN Film Festival will screen 78 finalists June 1 at Kansas University’s Lied Center. This will include a professional division, as well as many student works. The festival begins at 8:30 a.m. with the presentation of awards at 5 p.m. Admission is free; the event is open to the public.
Shirley Jean Dowd
May 24, 2002
Overland Park  Memorial services for Shirley Jean Dowd, 68, Olathe, will be at 11 a.m. today at Overland Park Christian Church. Inurnment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, near Basehor. Ms. Dowd died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam.
Services observe Memorial Day
May 24, 2002
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
Local WWII film goes national
May 24, 2002
By Mindie Paget Lawrence World War II veteran Glenn Kappelman wasn’t supposed to take his camera overseas. But in 1944, against the orders of his superiors, he stealthily stashed a Kodak Bimat in his gas mask. Fortunately, the equipment inspector didn’t find it, and the 20-year-old gunner in the Army’s 106th Cavalry Group captured in photographs his yearlong European tour at the tail end of the war.
Inspection loophole
May 24, 2002
J-W Editorials City building codes and inspections are intended to ensure the quality of construction work in Lawrence, but the system apparently only works as well as its computers. When in doubt, blame the computer. What better way to explain the fact that more than a fourth of the building projects that received city permits in 2001  and an unknown number of projects from previous years  never received final inspections? The blame, according to Victor Torres, the city’s director of Neighborhood Resources, lies with poor record-keeping software on his department’s computers.
Topeka Jazz Festival set for this weekend
May 24, 2002
The fifth annual Topeka Jazz Festival is ready to swing into high gear this weekend.
Free State track out to prove regional crown no fluke
May 24, 2002
By Andy Samuelson No one was more surprised to see Free State High’s Adam Fitts win the shot put and discus at last weekend’s Class 6A track regionals at Olathe than Fitts himself. “I mean, I always knew that I had the potential to do it,” said the FSHS senior, who smashed the school record earlier in the year by some 14 feet with his throw of 153 feet, 91/2 inches. “But it did kind of shock me as how it all came together at the right time.”
On the street
May 24, 2002
Asked at Borders How do you plan to spend your three-day weekend?
Democracy leader presses for talks in Myanmar
May 24, 2002
Myanmar opposition leader Aug San Suu Kyi said Thursday that talks with military leaders about a transition to democracy should begin soon or hopes for immediate changes will fade.
Wal-Mart gets go-ahead for Japanese deal
May 24, 2002
A deal giving Wal-Mart Stores an option to buy a two-thirds interest in the Japanese retailer Seiyu was approved at a Seiyu shareholders meeting Thursday, giving the U.S.-based retailer access to the world’s second-richest consumer market.
Where are they now?
May 24, 2002
Ever wonder what happened to those young actors you used to see in plays at Kansas University and Lawrence’s high schools? Well, here’s what a few of them are up to.
Thriller ‘Insomnia’ won’t put you to sleep
May 24, 2002
By Jon Niccum “Insomnia” may be the first gritty crime drama to take place completely during daylight. Of course, that’s because it’s set in Alaska during the prolonged season when night never comes. This condition proves somewhat of a nuisance for Will Dormer (Al Pacino). An honored LAPD detective, Dormer and his partner Hap (Martin Donovan) are sent to the tiny Alaskan town of Nightmute to help investigate the slaying of a local girl. The two welcome the chance to get far away from home because Internal Affairs is hounding them about possible evidence tampering that could jeopardize past cases and their careers.
Bush issues dual warning
May 24, 2002
Bearing words of warning across a continent, President Bush told wary European leaders Thursday “we’ve got to use all means at our disposal to deal with Saddam Hussein” and urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to sever nuclear ties with Iran. “If you arm Iran, you’re liable to get the weapons pointed at you,” the president said on the eve of signing a historic U.S.-Russian nuclear arms reduction treaty. Bush considers Russia’s dealings with Iran the single greatest proliferation threat on the globe, a senior adviser said en route to Moscow.
On the record
May 24, 2002
Green tags 4 homers
Dodgers slugger ties major league record
May 24, 2002
hawn Green sure knows how to break out of a slump. Five days after being benched during a rut when he couldn’t even hit the ball out of the infield, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ slugger tied a major league mark with four homers in a game.
Athletes of the Week
May 24, 2002
McNeely enjoys dual role with Majestics and Jazzhaus
May 24, 2002
By Jon Niccum It’s a rarity to find club owners/promoters around this region who also have established careers as working musicians. The prevailing sensibility is that being one will immediately turn you off to becoming the other. But Rick McNeely has managed to carve a niche in both professions, as owner of The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass., and as saxophonist for the Majestics Rhythm Review.
Virginia A. McKenzie
May 24, 2002
Services for Virginia A. McKenzie, 85, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home.
Where are they now?
May 24, 2002
Ever wonder what happened to those young actors you used to see in plays at Kansas University and Lawrence’s high schools? Well, here’s what a few of them are up to.
Elrod appearing on small, big screen
May 24, 2002
By Jan Biles If you think you’ve been seeing a familiar face on television and the movie screen, you’re right. Carson Elrod, who graduated with honors from Kansas University in 1997 with a degree in U.S. history, has appeared in the movie “Kissing Jessica Stein,” in commercials for Wendy’s and IBM and on the TNN television show “Lifegame.”
Sound off
May 24, 2002
How can I get a copy of the photo with the lightning and the campanile that ran in the paper a couple weeks ago? The photo was taken by Lawrence photographer Kyle Gerstner, who can be reached at 843-6649.
t put you to sleep
May 24, 2002
By Jon Niccum “Insomnia” may be the first gritty crime drama to take place completely during daylight. Of course, that’s because it’s set in Alaska during the prolonged season when night never comes. This condition proves somewhat of a nuisance for Will Dormer (Al Pacino). An honored LAPD detective, Dormer and his partner Hap (Martin Donovan) are sent to the tiny Alaskan town of Nightmute to help investigate the slaying of a local girl. The two welcome the chance to get far away from home because Internal Affairs is hounding them about possible evidence tampering that could jeopardize past cases  and their careers.
t stop university budget cuts
May 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck State university officials say they’ll have to cut budgets despite new taxes approved by the Legislature last week. “I hope that for many individual students the impact will be small,” said Kim Wilcox, executive director of the Kansas Board of Regents. “But overall on the institutions the impact will be real  real in terms of infrastructure, real in terms of planning for the future. It makes us less able to be effective in future years.”
Seniors contemplate high school
May 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter If given a magic wand, Lawrence seniors said they’d use it to break down social and academic barriers at high school. But one Lawrence High School senior, Kelsey Mellard, said during graduation practice Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse that gold dust in her wand would reverse the biggest break in her life.
Shirley Jean Dowd
May 24, 2002
Briefly
May 24, 2002
Suspected mastermind of bombings arrested Study: Rubber bullets unsafe for crowd control Car bomb explodes, injures 2 in Pamplona Shooting, war threats continue across border
Outfit hopes to rope tourists
May 24, 2002
By Dave Ranney In Kansas, tourism is all about giving people what they want. So forget about Dorothy and that scraggly dog. Bring on the Longhorns.
DeSoto resident gets 14 years for assault
May 24, 2002
A DeSoto man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for assaulting a woman who allegedly was killed for reporting the crime.
KU names finalists in director search
May 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University has announced five finalists for its director of admissions and scholarships position.
Police request legal adviser
May 24, 2002
By Mike Belt Wanted: Legal adviser. Must be willing to field inquiries and respond to crime scenes at a moment’s notice 24 hours a day.
Carol Church
May 24, 2002
Memorial services for Carol Jane Church, 66, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church. Cremation is planned. Mrs. Church died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at her home.
Golf legend Snead dies at age of 89
May 24, 2002
“Slammin’ Sam” Snead could hit the ball a country mile with a swing that was the sweetest in golf. “It was a gift, something you can’t teach,” two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange said. “His hands looked like they were born to have a golf club in them.”
Phoenix signs Maine attraction
May 24, 2002
The Phoenix Coyotes signed the University of Maine’s Michael Schutte to a multiyear contract Thursday.
Hornish seeks redemption at Indianapolis
May 24, 2002
Sam Hornish Jr. is determined not to make any mistakes in his third Indianapolis 500. Hornish, the defending Indy Racing League champion and its current points leader, has been a force at most tracks since arriving on the Indy-car scene but not at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Honda joins IRL, strikes blow against CART
May 24, 2002
First, Roger Penske. Now, Honda.
Pope formally reconciles with Bulgaria
Former Soviet-bloc country once linked to assassination attempt
May 24, 2002
Closing another chapter of the Cold War, Pope John Paul II began a visit to this former communist country once implicated in a 1981 attempt to kill him and assured the Bulgarian people he has “never ceased” to love them.
Daily ticker
May 24, 2002
Spirit’ big on beauty
May 24, 2002
“Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” could not be more unlike its DreamWorks animated predecessor. After the jokey, chatty and pop-culture savvy “Shrek,” the company has produced a movie with virtually no dialogue, few jokes and very little edge.
New taxes won’t stop university budget cuts
May 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck State university officials say they’ll have to cut budgets despite new taxes approved by the Legislature last week. “I hope that for many individual students the impact will be small,” said Kim Wilcox, executive director of the Kansas Board of Regents. “But overall on the institutions the impact will be real real in terms of infrastructure, real in terms of planning for the future. It makes us less able to be effective in future years.”
Factories show improvement
Analysts say reports signal economic recovery under way
May 24, 2002
The nation’s factories, hardest hit by last year’s recession, saw fresh signs of improvement in April, with orders for costly manufactured goods rising for a fifth straight month. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that orders for durable goods items expected to last at least three years jumped 1.1 percent, with demand especially strong for cars, communications equipment and machinery.
Thong underwear for preteens provokes outcry
May 24, 2002
Abercrombie & Fitch, frequently criticized for its sexually suggestive catalog, is under attack for selling children’s thong underwear with the words “eye candy” and “wink wink” printed on the front. The group behind the latest protest against the company says its members are being told the underwear has been pulled from shelves. The company says that isn’t true.
Cuba hypocrisy
May 24, 2002
Retiree to jockey mule down Santa Fe
May 24, 2002
A retired Hoisington preacher plans to silence skeptics who don’t think he or his 30-year-old mule can complete a 129-mile trip along the Santa Fe Trail. The Rev. Dick Ogle and his mule, June Thunder, have a combined age of 102.
Weapons plan
May 24, 2002
Insurance practice
May 24, 2002
Funds move to Knight ticket
Shallenburger lambastes Glasscock for multiple transfers of campaign money
May 24, 2002
By Scott Rothschild House Speaker Kent Glasscock’s movement of campaign contributions from one gubernatorial campaign to another and then finally to yet a third campaign war chest was blasted Thursday by rival Tim Shallenburger. Glasscock denounced Shallenburger’s criticisms and accused him of mudslinging.
Police request legal adviser
May 24, 2002
By Mike Belt Wanted: Legal adviser. Must be willing to field inquiries and respond to crime scenes at a moment’s notice 24 hours a day.
Local WWII film goes national
May 24, 2002
By Mindie Paget Lawrence World War II veteran Glenn Kappelman wasn’t supposed to take his camera overseas. But in 1944, against the orders of his superiors, he stealthily stashed a Kodak Bimat in his gas mask. Fortunately, the equipment inspector didn’t find it, and the 20-year-old gunner in the Army’s 106th Cavalry Group captured in photographs his yearlong European tour at the tail end of the war.
Seniors contemplate high school
May 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter If given a magic wand, Lawrence seniors said they’d use it to break down social and academic barriers at high school. But one Lawrence High School senior, Kelsey Mellard, said during graduation practice Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse that gold dust in her wand would reverse the biggest break in her life.
Archbishop denies abuse but in hurry to resign
May 24, 2002
Archbishop Rembert Weakland acknowledged Thursday that he paid a settlement to a man who accused him of sexual assault more than 22 years ago. He denied ever molesting anyone, but asked the Vatican to expedite the resignation he submitted earlier this year.
Royals-Rangers rained out; twinbill set
May 24, 2002
Thursday night’s game between the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals was rained out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. The first game on Sunday will start at 1 p.m., as scheduled, with the second game starting 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first.
Czars exhibit to return to Topeka
May 24, 2002
The group that brought the “Treasures of the Czars” to Topeka seven years ago is racing the clock to prepare for a similar exhibit. The 1995 exhibit of imperial Russian treasures drew about 500,000 people to downtown Topeka.
HBO’s ‘In Memoriam’ revisits 9-11
May 24, 2002
Lately your attention is drawn to the finger-pointing in Washington over who knew what before the Sept. 11 attacks. Your anxiety flares at word that the Statue of Liberty or the Brooklyn Bridge could be next.
McCartney gets back to Liverpool for first comprehensive art exhibit
May 24, 2002
As a youth, Paul McCartney would skip school with fellow Beatle John Lennon and the two would visit a local art gallery. McCartney has returned to the same gallery for the first comprehensive exhibition of his art.
Elfie M. Bailey
May 24, 2002
Midnight marks witching hour for sales of ‘Harry Potter’ videos
May 24, 2002
If you want to be among the first to own “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” you need to get to the store at an appropriate hour: midnight.
LHS baseball to begin quest for state championship today
May 24, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High baseball coach David Petry said his team had a great deal of pressure placed on it this season. That’s what tends to happen to a team that has a state title and a third-place finish to its credit in the previous two seasons.
Topeka Jazz Festival set for this weekend
May 24, 2002
The fifth annual Topeka Jazz Festival is ready to swing into high gear this weekend.
X-Files’ to make Friday freaky
May 24, 2002
It seems natural that the paranoid and paranormal drama “The X-Files” (8 p.m.) should return to its old Friday night haunt for its final round of network reruns. After all, “The X-Files” made its debut on Friday nights in 1993, and it thrived there until moving to Sundays in 1996.
Outfit hopes to rope tourists
May 24, 2002
By Dave Ranney In Kansas, tourism is all about giving people what they want. So forget about Dorothy and that scraggly dog. Bring on the Longhorns.
Briefly
May 24, 2002
Bioterrorism-funding bill sent to White House Senate OKs trade bill Unmanned fighter jet makes first flight Tabloid plans to publish Columbine crime photos
DeSoto resident gets 14 years for assault
May 24, 2002
A DeSoto man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for assaulting a woman who allegedly was killed for reporting the crime.
Region briefs
May 24, 2002
Teen ordered to trial in truck stop abduction Agriculture leaders taking precautions
Services observe Memorial Day
May 24, 2002
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
USOC president under fire
May 24, 2002
U.S. Olympic Committee president Sandra Baldwin acknowledged discrepancies in her academic credentials that could jeopardize her position in the international sports community.
Woods struggles at Memorial
Tway up by one shot; Nicklaus fires 71
May 24, 2002
Tiger Woods’ dominance at the Memorial suffered a setback Thursday. Not only was he nine strokes behind Bob Tway, he couldn’t even beat Jack.
Coach wins lawsuit against parent
Wisconsin native fights back against unfair allegations, gains $47,500 award
May 24, 2002
You say the coach isn’t playing your little Johnny or little Susie and the big dummy is costing your kid a shot at a full ride to State U?
Rookie takes Coca-Cola 600 pole
Johnson turns fast lap at 186.464 mph
May 24, 2002
The assault on NASCAR from the twentysomething drivers hasn’t abated, with rookie Jimmie Johnson setting an event record Thursday in winning the pole for the Coca-Cola 600.
Cardinals sweep Astros
May 24, 2002
Coming from behind is becoming a habit for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Briefs
May 24, 2002
Bowa suspended for three games Yanks promote pitcher Twins activate Koskie Rocker accepts demotion
Griffey expected back in Reds lineup today
May 24, 2002
Ken Griffey Jr. didn’t have to pack for his first road trip of the season. His luggage has been ready for seven weeks.
Baseball briefs
May 24, 2002
Cone hired as analyst by YES Network Two men charged in Sabathia robbery Bautista out three months with injury
Kobe OK
L.A.’s Bryant recovering
May 24, 2002
Kobe Bryant was on the mend Thursday, back to practice with the Los Angeles Lakers. He said he was feeling better, although he hadn’t eaten for more than 24 hours.
Pierce plans to shoot out of slump
Boston All-Star struggled through 3-for-20 performance in Game 2 against Nets
May 24, 2002
The New Jersey Nets found a way to defend Paul Pierce in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals: Let him shoot.
Hurricanes blow away Leafs
May 24, 2002
Arturs Irbe made sure that Pat Quinn’s return didn’t inspire the Toronto Maple Leafs.
6News video reports: Tonganoxie’s city library will reopen soon
May 24, 2002
6News reports on the results of the repairs on Tonganoxie’s city library.
Carol Church
May 24, 2002
Cuba hypocrisy
May 24, 2002
To the editor: I was surprised to read in the Journal-World that President Bush rejected any change in relations with Cuba, an adversarial relationship that has outlived the cold war. In response to a trip to Cuba by former President Jimmy Carter, Bush stated there could be no change in Cuban relations until Cuba embraced democracy and many other reforms.
Insurance practice
May 24, 2002
To the editor: Your article on corporate-owned life insurance in the May 19 edition of the J-W, describes practices that stand in sharp contrast to mainstream business uses of life insurance today.
Lawrence briefs
May 24, 2002
 Performance times changed for KU carillon concerts  Fifth-grader’s speech wins Optimist 1st prize
Lawrence briefs
May 24, 2002
Performance times changed for KU carillon concerts Fifth-grader’s speech wins Optimist 1st prize
Student service
May 24, 2002
To the editor: Recently our school had the good fortune to be on the receiving end of a community service project performed by a group of Free State High School students. With the help of dedicated faculty sponsors Laurie McLane-Higginson and Peggy Sorenson, the students cleaned up litter, moved sand on our playground, unpacked paper products and food supplies, planted perennials and shrubs, recycled cardboard, trimmed trees and raked mulch  in only two hours.
Virginia A. McKenzie
May 24, 2002
KU names finalists in director search
May 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University has announced five finalists for its director of admissions and scholarships position.
Weapons plan
May 24, 2002
To the editor: The “old world order” has been left behind, but the nuclear threats it embodied are still out there. When the Soviet hard-liners fell in 1991, the weaponry and know-how didn’t disappear. More than ever, terrorists are trying to obtain them. The media has the power to bring this ever-present threat to the forefront.
6Sports video reports: Al Bohl Sunflower Bank Classic begins
May 24, 2002
A silent auction acted as a fund-raising event for the Ballard Center.
Briefly
May 24, 2002
Documents show intent of shoe bomb suspect Tests planned for canisters that will carry nuclear waste Brooklyn Bridge bash is off Immigrants swim ashore
Former mayor to sit on planning commission
May 24, 2002
By Joel Mathis Planning often seems to be one of the nastier political blood sports in town. Ernie Angino appears untroubled by that as he prepares to become the newest member of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.