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China flight to Hong Kong crashes in the Taiwan Strait
May 25, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 9:26 a.m.) PENGHU, Taiwan An old China Airlines jetliner flying to Hong Kong with 225 people on board crashed Saturday in the Taiwan Strait, the airline and officials said. Six people were confirmed dead, and there were no immediate reports of survivors.
Bush, Putin field questions on Russia’s economy, tensions
May 25, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 5:09 p.m.) President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin told a national Russian television audience Saturday they hoped the new relationship between the former rivals would help speed Russia’s economic recovery
6Sports video report: State baseball games postponed
May 25, 2002
6Sports reports on the postponement of the state baseball tournament.
6Sports video report: LHS sophomore wins state long jump title
May 25, 2002
6Sports reports on the state track and field meet and how the local high schoolers are performing.
t have second chance at forward
May 25, 2002
By Gary Bedore University of Minnesota men’s basketball fans can only hope history will repeat itself in recruiting. Two years ago, Rick Rickert, a 6-foot-10 forward from Duluth, Minn., orally committed to the University of Arizona, then changed his mind and ultimately signed with the in-state Golden Gophers.
Celebrators bid Grant farewell
May 25, 2002
By Mindie Paget Sure, Grant School teachers on Friday taught their final classes at the 39-student country school. Chattering students filled the hallways for the last time. But the spirit and sense of unity that has bound the Grant community together for more than 40 years lives on.
McKenzie services
May 25, 2002
Services for Virginia A. McKenzie, 85, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Temple Church. Burial will be in Hardy Oak Cemetery, Jefferson County. Mrs. McKenzie died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Lakeview Manor.
Recovery slower than expected
Economy grows at 5.6 percent rate in first quarter; home sales up
May 25, 2002
The economy sprang back from last year’s recession with a little less oomph in the first quarter than previously thought, and analysts believe it has lost more steam since then.
Agent: Suspect’s warrant altered
FBI whistle-blower levels accusations in 9-11 investigation
May 25, 2002
An FBI whistle-blower alleges FBI headquarters rewrote Minnesota agents’ pre-Sept 11 request for surveillance and search warrants for terrorism defendant Zacarias Moussaoui and removed important information before rejecting them, government officials said Friday.
Step backward
May 25, 2002
Lawrence Briefs
May 25, 2002
KU graduate receives engineering award KU students awarded German study grants
Memorial Day activities planned
May 25, 2002
By Mindie Paget This Memorial Day, symbols will stir memories. Lawrence veterans will fly flags at Oak Hill Cemetery each set of stars and stripes representing one soldier who died in war.
Religion briefs
May 25, 2002
Support group to meet at St. John Church Corpus Christi plans Feast Day celebration Service canceled Program shares data about Assemblies Methodists to have informal Prairie Worship
Pope accepts resignation of archbishop who settled case
May 25, 2002
Pope John Paul II accepted Archbishop Rembert Weakland’s resignation Friday, and a spokesman said the cleric planned a public apology for his handling of a sexual misconduct claim against him that led to a $450,000 settlement.
Baptist seminary offers moderate alternative to traditional schools
May 25, 2002
The first student has yet to register. The only full-time faculty position is unfilled. And the entire school will squeeze into several third-floor rooms offered by a Baptist church.
U.S. urges Americans to avoid India, Pakistan
May 25, 2002
Americans should not travel to India or Pakistan, nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors where tensions have risen so high over disputed Kashmir that “the risk of intensified military hostilities cannot be ruled out,” the State Department said Friday.
Spirituality
May 25, 2002
Some Catholic clergy blame gays for crisis Open houses to mark Sept. 11 anniversary Canadian Anglicans pick archbishop via e-election Four branches of Judaism unite for Israel aid Episcopal cathedral thanks NYC firefighters
Russell, Blachly honored
May 25, 2002
Seniors Brian Blachly and Scott Russell of the Kansas men’s track team were named to the Verizon Academic All-District VII Track & Field/CC First Team Friday.
Designer caskets include college, religious themes
May 25, 2002
It may be the ultimate expression of Me Generation self-absorption, Baby Boomer narcissism, Yuppie ego indulgence. Or it may be a loving expression of the life force of the dearly departed.
Memoriam’ an emotional look back
May 25, 2002
My first reaction to the documentary “In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01” (8 p.m., Sunday, HBO) was dread. Not again, I thought. I didn’t want to watch new, unseen video of airliners hitting the twin towers.
Sampras faces rugged draw
Hewitt, Capriatti notch No. 1 seeds for next week’s Grand Slam event at Roland Garros
May 25, 2002
As Pete Sampras swatted practice strokes in a drizzle a few hours after Friday’s draw for the French Open, a yellow ball smacked against the net and rolled slowly, gathering rust-colored dirt.
Gordon working double duty this weekend
May 25, 2002
Robby Gordon gets a little irritated when he hears people saying he hasn’t really done the Memorial Day weekend double yet. “They don’t have me listed as doing the double in 2000,” said Gordon, who has been hampered by weather in his two previous attempts to run both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C., on the same day.
Area briefs
May 25, 2002
Storms prompt flood warning Patrol plans checkpoint Suspect arrested on charge of indecent liberties ‘Promise’ lines up partnership agencies Prison inmate found dead
Suspects charged in forged currency
May 25, 2002
By Mike Belt Suzy Mosher had never seen counterfeit money before, but she knew right away something was wrong with the $50 bill a woman used to pay for her hamburger meal. “It was all crumpled up, and it looked like it had been colored,” said the 19-year-old car hop at Sonic Drive-In, 103 N. Third St.
Jail hunts for bargain food vendor
May 25, 2002
By Mark Fagan New menus at the Douglas County Jail already are saving about $25,000 a year  one cup of coffee, hard-boiled egg and bologna sandwich at a time. Now officials are counting on new vendors to free up even more cash.
Nation Briefs
May 25, 2002
Mississippi: Fugitive financier guilty in bilking case Seattle: Officials to capture sick whale orphan Tennessee: Inmate repeats escape California: Halloween shooter guilty of manslaughter California: Hackers break into state employee system
Lawrence native preparing to open ‘neighborhood’ cafe
May 25, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Odessa Shorter would rather serve you a meal than a traffic ticket. After spending more than 10 years as a San Diego traffic cop, Shorter decided to return to her hometown of Lawrence and cook up a new career.
Local briefs
May 25, 2002
Wildlife: KU biologist helps set record for most bird species seen A Kansas University biologist was among a team of bird-watchers who set a new single-day record for species sighted in Kansas. Mark Robbins, collection manager at the KU Natural History Museum, was among a group that viewed 225 species of birds May 13. The previous state record was 210 in 2000, set by another team that included Robbins. Robbins; Roger McNeill, a Kansas City, Mo., resident who works for Sprint; and Mike Rader of Wilson, who works for Kansas Parks and Wildlife, logged 596 miles to record the species. Their day started just after midnight west of Topeka and included stops at Fort Leavenworth, Clinton Lake and the Baker Wetlands. The event was part of the museum’s annual Bird-A-Thon, in which bird-watchers gather pledges for each bird they spot. The money goes to scholarships for KU ornithology students. _________________________________________ Government: City seeks public comment on next year’s budget Have an idea about how the city of Lawrence should spend its money? The Lawrence City Commission will listen to public comment on the budget during its regular meeting at 6:45 p.m. June 4 at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. In addition, the dates for two budget-related study sessions have been changed. The sessions now will be June 12 for review of the city’s capital improvement plan and July 3 for consideration of the city manager’s proposed budget. Both meetings will start at 9 a.m. at City Hall. _________________________________________ County: Jail escapee was about to lose work privileges A man who escaped from the Douglas County Jail last month may have been about to lose his work-release privileges. According to court documents, Vernon D. Folks, 29, Eudora, failed to show up for a job at Vertis Advertising on April 6 and 9. On March 28 he went to work, but another person was placed in his position for the day and Folks was sent home. The court document doesn’t give a further explanation about that date. A report in Folks’ court file says jailers do not know where he spent his time those three days. Folks escaped the morning of April 13 from the jail through a remote-controlled door used by work-release prisoners. Folks was not supposed to be working that day, Douglas County Sheriff’s officers said. He was arrested May 10 in Checotah, Okla. _________________________________________ 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.
Intelligence review could be positive step
May 25, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe There’s no phenomenon quite like Washington in a whirlwind. These cyclones, endemic to the political climate here, have dangers all their own.
Firebird seniors report receiving dozens of scholarships
May 25, 2002
The Free State High School Class of 2002 will graduate Sunday. Graduating seniors have received numerous scholarships and awards. Here is a listing of scholarships and awarded reported by students and provided by the school.
Phillies reluctant to make moves
Despite slow start, Philadelphia has been standing pat thus far
May 25, 2002
Patience can be a virtue in baseball. There’s something to be said for not being stampeded into making changes simply for the sake of doing something when things don’t go as planned.
Kline explains his three lapses in legal license
May 25, 2002
Republican attorney general candidate Phill Kline’s state law license lapsed three times since he was admitted to the bar in 1987, most recently during his 2000 congressional bid. Kline said Friday that two of the three lapses were his choice while pursuing other ventures and the third was an oversight on his part.
Unity, Wesleyan churches find new sites for congregations
May 25, 2002
By Jim Baker After what must feel like 40 years of wandering, Unity Church of Lawrence is poised to move into new territory. And the Rev. Sherry Schultz  the congregation’s pastor  is elated. So you’ll have to forgive her for drawing biblical allusions. “It’s like the Israelites going through the desert. I’m Moses, you know, but I should like to get into the Promised Land,” she said, chuckling.
Memorial Day activities planned
May 25, 2002
By Mindie Paget This Memorial Day, symbols will stir memories. Lawrence veterans will fly flags at Oak Hill Cemetery  each set of stars and stripes representing one soldier who died in war.
Readiness
May 25, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Draft sign-up reluctance adds to the need for a better program  universal military training.
Terrorism nightmares are back
May 25, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News What was the lady in the burqa doing in my dining room? Who was that bearded guy with her? Why were they circling closer and closer? What in God’s name was going on?
Historian racing against cancer to finish book
Ambrose explores self-transformation
May 25, 2002
In what he fears may be his dying days, cancer-stricken historian Stephen Ambrose spends much of his time at his word processor, trying to set the record straight about some of the views he espoused as a young professor.
World Briefs
May 25, 2002
Nepal: Italian climber becomes oldest on Everest India: Fire in shoe factory kills at least 40 Netherlands: Bosnian Serb pleads innocent to 46 counts Toronto: Jews may be in danger, Canadian officials warn
Chesney reflects on relationships, youth slipping away
May 25, 2002
At age 34, Kenny Chesney is finally starting to feel like an adult. Heartbreak and other life lessons have made the singer more reflective, and he grapples with such weighty issues on his new album, “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.”
6News video report: Four arrested in counterfeit money case
May 25, 2002
6News reports on the arrests made in a counterfeit money case.
Briefly
May 25, 2002
Washington: Nuclear power plants on heightened state of alert Afghanistan: Coalition raids compound believed to harbor al-Qaida
Horoscopes
May 25, 2002
Scholarship offers plentiful for seniors at Lawrence High
May 25, 2002
The Lawrence High School Class of 2002 will graduate Sunday. Graduating seniors have received numerous scholarships and awards. Here is a listing of scholarships and awarded reported by students and provided by the school.
Engagements
May 25, 2002
U.S. may look to Russian to reduce reliance on Mideast oil
May 25, 2002
In the Soviet military years ago, Leonid Fedoun worked with missiles aimed at the United States. Now an executive at one of Russia’s biggest companies, he’s talking about flooding America with oil.
Briefcase
May 25, 2002
Energy company: Trading practices force resignation of executive Downtown: Chamber backs designation Aviation: Boeing cuts 130 Wichita jobs Wall Street: Atchison firm may lose stock exchange listing Topeka: Payless ShoeSource keeps board of directors intact
Pocketbook issue
May 25, 2002
Scholarship offers plentiful for seniors at Lawrence High
May 25, 2002
The Lawrence High School Class of 2002 will graduate Sunday. Graduating seniors have received numerous scholarships and awards. Here is a listing of scholarships and awarded reported by students and provided by the school.
Santa Fe Trail downs Andover
May 25, 2002
Rob Musgrove struck out 17 Andover Central batters in a complete-game two-hitter Friday afternoon, leading Santa Fe Trail to a 1-0 victory in the first round of the Class 4A state baseball tournament.
Festivals headline the holiday
Jazz, Irish and acoustic music are on the set list
May 25, 2002
Memorial Day weekend plans generally include picnics, remembering loved ones and a trip to the lake.
Duke’s Williams sets up Bulls’ visit
May 25, 2002
It’s either an indication of their interest level or an extreme example of their thorough ways, but the Bulls plan to spend two days with Jay Williams when he comes to town for his private workout.
LHS seniors reap local scholarships, awards
May 25, 2002
Here is a listing, provided by the school, of local scholarships awarded to graduating Lawrence High School seniors. Derek Bailey, Jon Blubaugh Memorial Scholarship; Kansas City Star Scholar-Athlete Award.
LHS seniors reap local scholarships, awards
May 25, 2002
Here is a listing, provided by the school, of local scholarships awarded to graduating Lawrence High School seniors. Derek Bailey, Jon Blubaugh Memorial Scholarship; Kansas City Star Scholar-Athlete Award.
Free State seniors honored at awards assembly
May 25, 2002
Here is a listing, provided by the school, of local scholarships awarded to graduating Free State High School seniors.
Jazz, Irish and acoustic music are on the set list
May 25, 2002
Memorial Day weekend plans generally include picnics, remembering loved ones and a trip to the lake.
Readiness
May 25, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Draft sign-up reluctance adds to the need for a better program universal military training.
Club news
May 25, 2002
People
May 25, 2002
Dancing kings win kudos MTV turning Japanese Walters donates cool million
Cora H. Moye
May 25, 2002
Aquila faces lawsuits over stock buyback
May 25, 2002
Energy wholesaler Aquila Inc. is facing three securities class-action lawsuits alleging it cheated shareholders when the company bought back 20 percent of its Aquila energy trading arm in January.
Daily ticker
May 25, 2002
Rain washes out state tourney
May 25, 2002
Lawrence High has put its state title hopes on hold. Rain postponed the first round of the Class 6A state baseball tournament on Friday, and the tournament won’t start until Monday.
Wet weather rescues Royals
Downpour wipes out Rangers’ 3-1 lead
May 25, 2002
Texas and Kansas City were rained out for the second straight day Friday night, costing the Rangers’ Rafael Palmeiro a two-run homer that gave him 1,500 career RBIs.
Lions’ leap golden
Birdsong wins long jump
May 25, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Coming into this weekend’s state track and field meet, Lawrence High sophomore Sylvester Birdsong had relatively no pressure on him. He certainly wasn’t favored to win the long jump, which was the only event in which he was entered.
On the record
May 25, 2002
Jail hunts for bargain food vendor
May 25, 2002
By Mark Fagan New menus at the Douglas County Jail already are saving about $25,000 a year one cup of coffee, hard-boiled egg and bologna sandwich at a time. Now officials are counting on new vendors to free up even more cash.
Suspects charged in forged currency
May 25, 2002
By Mike Belt Suzy Mosher had never seen counterfeit money before, but she knew right away something was wrong with the $50 bill a woman used to pay for her hamburger meal. “It was all crumpled up, and it looked like it had been colored,” said the 19-year-old car hop at Sonic Drive-In, 103 N. Third St.
Hot pipes may be cause of fire
Official cause undetermined, but arson has been ruled out, officials say
May 25, 2002
By Mike Belt Recently soldered plumbing pipes may have caused wooden studs to become too hot, resulting in a fire last week that destroyed an apartment building under construction, Lawrence fire officials said Friday.
Director proud of ‘worst’ Godzilla
May 25, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Yoshimitsu Banno is serious about film. But not so serious that he isn’t delighted to have directed one of the worst movies of all times. Banno’s 1972 sci-fi classic, “Godzilla Versus the Smog Monster,” was voted one of the 50 all-time worst movies by a panel of film critics.
Anarchist convention scheduled in Lawrence
May 25, 2002
By Dave Ranney About 300 anarchists are expected in Lawrence next month for a national convention called the North American Anarchist Gathering 2002. Organizers promise there will be no bomb-throwing. “We have no intention of doing anything illegal,” said Nicole Burton, 17, an organizer of the gathering, which will be in Lawrence on June 6-9.
Baldwin javelin throwers Brown, Murphy finish 1-2
May 25, 2002
By Shawn Linenberger Sloppy, inconsistent and miserable. Although Friday’s weather at Cessna Stadium fit the description, Baldwin High’s Eric Brown and Hugh Murphy had javelin performances that were quite different.
Celebrators bid Grant farewell
May 25, 2002
By Mindie Paget Sure, Grant School teachers on Friday taught their final classes at the 39-student country school. Chattering students filled the hallways for the last time. But the spirit and sense of unity that has bound the Grant community together for more than 40 years lives on.
Cessna track expands
Extra lane means more competitors at meet
May 25, 2002
A new lane added to the track at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium will open competition to more student athletes but how many remains to be seen. The extra lane has allowed officials to add two more competitors to each event at this year’s state high school track and field meet, from 14 to 16.
Sparks have tough task
Comets among teams gunning for champs
May 25, 2002
Sheryl Swoopes shook a defender, accelerated and sank a silky 15-foot pull-up jumper. It was only an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden, yet the familiar move proved the standout of the Houston Comets was back to her old form a scary prospect for the defending-champion Los Angeles Sparks and the rest of the WNBA.
Bush, Putin sign treaty
Historic pact limits nuclear warheads of U.S., Russia
May 25, 2002
Beneath the Kremlin’s gleaming domes, President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the biggest nuclear arms-reduction treaty in history on Friday, writing a friendly postscript to their nations’ Cold War rivalry.
Gophers hire aide from Boston College
May 25, 2002
Pam Borton became the new women’s basketball coach at Minnesota on Friday. Borton, an associate coach at Boston College, agreed to a five-year contract that pays $150,000 annually. She succeeds Brenda Oldfield, who left to become the coach at Maryland.
Hunter staying at Ohio
May 25, 2002
Ohio forward Brandon Hunter withdrew his name from the NBA draft and will return to the Bobcats for his senior season.
Notebook: Humphries firm on Duke decision
Minnesota, Kansas won’t have second chance at forward
May 25, 2002
By Gary Bedore University of Minnesota men’s basketball fans can only hope history will repeat itself in recruiting. Two years ago, Rick Rickert, a 6-foot-10 forward from Duluth, Minn., orally committed to the University of Arizona, then changed his mind and ultimately signed with the in-state Golden Gophers.
Baseball Briefs
May 25, 2002
Dropped ashes prompt scare at Safeco Field Padres pay final share for downtown ballpark Mets promote Bobby Jones
Green relishes great feat
Four-homer day special for Dodger
May 25, 2002
Shawn Green hated to leave Milwaukee after homering six times and hitting a game-winning triple in three games. “I’ve only played six games here, but I’ve had success. It’s a good background, the ball jumps. It’s a good combination,” the Los Angeles slugger said.
Israelis raid camp
May 25, 2002
Israeli soldiers Friday raided a West Bank refugee camp a stronghold of Palestinian militants following back-to-back attacks on Israel’s largest fuel depot, a pedestrian mall and a nightclub.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
May 25, 2002
No more taxes
May 25, 2002
Library focus
May 25, 2002
Piper High School losing personnel
May 25, 2002
Though officials say it’s not tied to this year’s plagiarism controversy, Piper High School will lose almost 30 percent of its teachers and counselors, district officials said. Seven teachers and two counselors from the high school’s staff of 31 teachers and counselors have resigned, Piper Superintendent Mike Rooney said.
Bush staff ordered to produce Enron files
May 25, 2002
Responding to a Senate subpoena, the White House’s top lawyer ordered all employees in President Bush’s executive office to produce by May 31 any official documents related to contacts with Enron officials.
Missing airman’s body found; suspect arrested
May 25, 2002
Authorities found the body of a missing Kansas airman Friday after talking to a Guthrie man who was arrested in the slaying. Master Sgt. Darren Nelson, 35, was discovered east of Guthrie, about 25 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, said Kym Koch, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Priest removed after new abuse allegations
May 25, 2002
A Roman Catholic priest who was monitored by an archdiocese-hired parole officer because of sexual abuse allegations was removed from his post after at least a dozen new abuse accusations, diocese officials said Friday.
India at boiling point with Pakistan
May 25, 2002
India warned the United States, Britain and Russia Friday that it was losing patience with Pakistan in the impasse over Kashmir, as Islamabad said it would conduct “routine” missile tests this weekend.
Jerry Springer’ guest gets life sentence
May 25, 2002
A man was sentenced to life in prison Friday in the slaying of his ex-wife after they and another woman were featured in a “Jerry Springer Show.” Ralf Panitz, 42, was convicted in March of second-degree murder in the July 2000 death of Nancy Campbell-Panitz.
Polanski’s Holocaust film debuts
May 25, 2002
As a young boy in Poland, Roman Polanski lived through the horrors of the Holocaust. Now, the acclaimed director has returned to the land of his boyhood to make a stirring, highly personal film about the period one he says he always knew he’d make, but needed to wait until he was a more mature filmmaker.
Houses of worship
Unity, Wesleyan churches find new sites for congregations
May 25, 2002
By Jim Baker After what must feel like 40 years of wandering, Unity Church of Lawrence is poised to move into new territory. And the Rev. Sherry Schultz the congregation’s pastor is elated. So you’ll have to forgive her for drawing biblical allusions. “It’s like the Israelites going through the desert. I’m Moses, you know, but I should like to get into the Promised Land,” she said, chuckling.
U.N. forum of indigenous peoples ends with calls for respect, equality
May 25, 2002
Representatives of the world’s indigenous peoples called for respect and treatment as equal members of the global community on Friday, at the conclusion of their first official forum at the United Nations.
Patriotic colors still hot
May 25, 2002
It’s natural for Americans to show their patriotic spirit on three holidays during spring and summer Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.
Kerr to announce campaign plans
May 25, 2002
Senate President Dave Kerr is expected to join those seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination. An announcement was expected Tuesday or Wednesday. Kerr, 57, told reporters last week he wanted to be governor.
Kansas pollution emissions decrease
May 25, 2002
For the second year in a row, the amount of toxic chemicals that manufacturers emitted into the air in Kansas has decreased. Manufacturing companies and electric utilities in the state in 2000 cut their air emissions to 16.9 million pounds, a reduction of a half-million pounds from 1999, according to the Toxic Release Inventory released Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Boys come in all shapes, sizes and temperaments
May 25, 2002
We have a 9-year-old boy who is quiet, careful, thoughtful and very, very shy. Does that mean he is not “all boy”? Should we be trying to change him, to make him more assertive and aggressive?
National League Roundup: Griffey’s return ruined by Braves
Cincinnati slugger goes 1-for-4, but Atlanta cruises to 11-2 victory
May 25, 2002
Back in Cincinnati’s lineup for the first time in seven weeks, Ken Griffey Jr. was so uncomfortable in the early going he felt like “a deer in headlights.” The rest of the Reds must not have felt much better.
American League Roundup: Red Sox rock Clemens
Boston chases starter, but needs to rally for 9-8 win
May 25, 2002
Carlos Baerga finally heard the cheers instead of leading them. Baerga, who dances and hugs teammates in the dugout, hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, giving the Boston Red Sox a 9-8 win Friday night after they pounded Roger Clemens before squandering a six-run lead over the New York Yankees.
Singer Bonnie Raitt is enjoying the ‘Silver Lining’
May 25, 2002
Although she’s been doing it for more than 30 years, Bonnie Raitt hasn’t gotten tired of climbing on the tour bus. “I never stop getting excited and it doesn’t wear on me,” an enthusiastic Raitt said in a telephone interview.
Cousy, Russell watch playoffs
Boston legends applaud current team
May 25, 2002
Bill Russell, Bob Cousy and Red Auerbach are “walking through the door” for the Boston Celtics, who are back in the conference finals for the first time since the championship years of the 1980s.
Kings shock Lakers
Sacramento leads series two games to one
May 25, 2002
As the Sacramento Kings roared to an embarrassingly big lead in a deathly silent building, the Los Angeles Lakers had a funny feeling. For perhaps the first time since Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant began their domination of the NBA, the two-time defending champions felt helpless.
The artist behind Brenda Starr
Trailblazing girl cartoonist says feisty character has lost some of her ‘oomph’
May 25, 2002
Sixty-two summers ago, Brenda Starr bounced into the newsroom of The Flash, redheaded, brainy and bold. Girl reporters world famous or otherwise were a rare commodity back then.
Enough,’ Lopez fail to garner sympathy
May 25, 2002
How dumb does “Enough” think we are? This dumb: One scene begins with a shot of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the movie feels the need to superimpose the subtitle, “San Francisco.” Oh, OK, I thought it was some other hilly American city with a huge, bay-spanning suspension bridge.
Texas two-step at Memorial
Longhorn Leonard leads UT roomie Frazar by one shot
May 25, 2002
Justin Leonard and Harrison Frazar, roommates their freshmen year at the University of Texas and best friends ever since, could not have asked for a better situation at the Memorial Tournament.
Around and about
May 25, 2002
Carquest Auto Parts 300: Hornaday claims Busch pole
Earnhardt brings No. 3 car back to track
May 25, 2002
This replacement thing is working out well for Ron Hornaday. Hired three weeks ago to replace Lyndon Amick, Hornaday earned the first Busch series pole of his career Friday by qualifying first for the Carquest Auto Parts 300.
Weddings
May 25, 2002
Anniversaries
May 25, 2002
Free State seniors honored at awards assembly
May 25, 2002
Here is a listing, provided by the school, of local scholarships awarded to graduating Free State High School seniors.
McKenzie services
May 25, 2002
Birdsong wins long jump
May 25, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Coming into this weekend’s state track and field meet, Lawrence High sophomore Sylvester Birdsong had relatively no pressure on him. He certainly wasn’t favored to win the long jump, which was the only event in which he was entered.
Anarchist convention scheduled in Lawrence
May 25, 2002
By Dave Ranney About 300 anarchists are expected in Lawrence next month for a national convention called the North American Anarchist Gathering 2002. Organizers promise there will be no bomb-throwing. “We have no intention of doing anything illegal,” said Nicole Burton, 17, an organizer of the gathering, which will be in Lawrence on June 6-9.
Baldwin javelin throwers Brown, Murphy finish 1-2
May 25, 2002
By Shawn Linenberger Sloppy, inconsistent and miserable. Although Friday’s weather at Cessna Stadium fit the description, Baldwin High’s Eric Brown and Hugh Murphy had javelin performances that were quite different.
Nation Briefs
May 25, 2002
 Mississippi: Fugitive financier guilty in bilking case  Seattle: Officials to capture sick whale orphan  Tennessee: Inmate repeats escape  California: Halloween shooter guilty of manslaughter  California: Hackers break into state employee system
Cora H. Moye
May 25, 2002
Services for Cora Christina Henderson Moye, 82, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill. Mrs. Moye died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at her home. She had lived in Lawrence since 1999.
Godzilla
May 25, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Yoshimitsu Banno is serious about film. But not so serious that he isn’t delighted to have directed one of the worst movies of all times. Banno’s 1972 sci-fi classic, “Godzilla Versus the Smog Monster,” was voted one of the 50 all-time worst movies by a panel of film critics.
Rain washes out state tourney
May 25, 2002
Lawrence High has put its state title hopes on hold. Rain postponed the first round of the Class 6A state baseball tournament on Friday, and the tournament won’t start until Monday.