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Barge hits Arkansas River bridge; at least 9 vehicles in water
May 26, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 1:22 p.m.) WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. A barge knocked out a 500-foot section of an interstate bridge over the Arkansas River on Sunday, sending at least nine vehicles plunging into the water and leaving at least half a dozen people trapped, authorities said.
Bush faces protests as he begins two-day visit to France
May 26, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 1:17 p.m.) PARIS President Bush raised questions about Yasser Arafat’s leadership ability Sunday, citing doubts among Palestinians. He praised the role of other Arab leaders in attempting to get the peace process back on track.
Colombian elections today
May 26, 2002
When Maria Cristina Mejia voted in presidential elections four years ago, she selected a candidate who pledged to negotiate peace with a long-running leftist insurgency.
U.S. popular birthplace for S. Koreans
May 26, 2002
Kim Chang Kyu, an obstetrician and gynecologist with a practice in the wealthy Kangnam neighborhood of Seoul, estimates that as many as 5,000 South Korean babies about 1 percent of annual South Korean births are born in the United States each year.
Closed course
May 26, 2002
Journal-World Editorial A plan to close the city’s municipal golf course to the public as many as 14 weekend days each season is more than local residents should be asked to accept.
Cuba comment
May 26, 2002
Central tribute
May 26, 2002
Don’t count on computers to pick your winning stocks
May 26, 2002
Wouldn’t it be great to have a money machine? Just type some commands and it would spew out neat stacks of hundred-dollar bills while you got in a leisurely round of golf or had your nails done.
Former presidents walk fine line in search of new roles
May 26, 2002
By Richard Norton Smith Director, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics On the heels of his highly publicized Cuban visit, former President Jimmy Carter has again demonstrated his willingness to leapfrog diplomatic niceties in an effort to accelerate history. It is, by any account, the latest chapter in a remarkable post-presidency.
Alumni Association elects board members
May 26, 2002
The Kansas University Alumni Association has elected a new slate of leaders for the upcoming year. Robert Driscoll, Mission Woods, will serve as the board’s chairman. He replaces Janet Martin McKinney, Port Ludlow, Wash.
Lawrence Briefs
May 26, 2002
Magazine puts focus on police’s cameras KU geology students, grads receive awards KU students given scholarship awards
Reconciliation rests with new priests
May 26, 2002
Cardinals Bernard Law in Boston and Theodore McCarrick in Washington spoke at the ordinations of new priests Saturday, calling the men’s presence a sign of hope as the church deals with a national sex abuse scandal.
Summer camp clergy face abuse allegations
May 26, 2002
A Roman Catholic summer camp for children has become a target of sex abuse allegations from former campers, including a man who said he was sexually assaulted in the chapel by a former camp director in 1972.
At least 16 priests accused of abuse have committed suicide
May 26, 2002
At least 16 Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children, including 12 priests in the United States, have killed themselves since 1986, a newspaper reported Saturday.
National League Roundup: Bonds passes McGwire on homer chart
May 26, 2002
If Barry Bonds was excited about passing Mark McGwire on the career home run list, the San Francisco slugger sure didn’t show it. “We lost,” Bonds said. “There is no satisfaction in losing.”
IHOP home to terrorism memorial
May 26, 2002
It’s an unlikely place for a memorial to victims of terrorist attacks outside an International House of Pancakes. But that’s just where Charmin White and the restaurant employees she manages planted three lilac bushes Friday.
Payless Shoes expands southward
May 26, 2002
From humble beginnings 47 years ago in Topeka, Payless ShoeSource is on a quest to become the most successful shoe retailer in the world. On its way to that mark, the company has reached a milestone by entering the South American market.
Topeka officials investigate complaints of racism in police department
May 26, 2002
City officials are looking into complaints by a Hispanic police organization of racist attitudes within the Topeka Police Department.
WNBA: Leslie catches fire, lifts Sparks to 72-64 win
May 26, 2002
The Los Angeles Sparks’ hopes for an undefeated season were almost dashed in their first game. But Lisa Leslie, scoreless for nearly 27 minutes, made five of her first six second-half shots and finished with 14 points to rally the Sparks to a 72-64 victory over the New York Liberty on Saturday in the WNBA season opener.
Two errors on one stamp sheet
May 26, 2002
A collector’s dream the discovery of a rare error on a U.S. stamp might result in a half-million dollars reward at auction June 16 in New York. The error was found on a stamp sheet of 40 29-cent stamps printed in 1992 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the New York Stock Exchange.
Mets eager to face Clemens
May 26, 2002
The New York Mets have been waiting for Roger Clemens to pitch and bat at Shea Stadium ever since he beaned Mike Piazza two years ago. It looks like they might get their chance when the Yankees visit in three weeks. But Mets manager Bobby Valentine is fearful that all the attention will make it hard for his team to get revenge.
Baseball Briefs
May 26, 2002
Cubs activate Gonzalez from disabled list Astros place pitcher on DL, recall prospect
Nation Briefs
May 26, 2002
New Orleans: Two girls accused of killing 16-year-old Florida: Judge denies release for church fire suspect Washington: Stampede injures 30 at Eminem concert New York: Opposition leader addresses graduates
Iris and peonies create traffic-stopping effect
May 26, 2002
This week, “Home and Away,” with host Cathy Hamilton, right, features Mary Lou Humphrey’s garden. A profusion of award-winning peonies and iris stop traffic in front of her home as passersby stop to gawk at the breathtaking display.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls
Circus magnate’s mansion a great show
May 26, 2002
The velvet curtains are rich and plush again, the gilded doorways are buffed to a luster, and the silver Tiffany vase which was John and Mable Ringling’s wedding present is stuffed with fresh pink roses.
Drought ravaging American West
May 26, 2002
Jason and Cori Babcock towed their new boat here on Saturday from Southern California, expecting to ski carefree on one of the nation’s largest recreational lakes. Instead, they discovered what hundreds of thousands of other vacationers are encountering throughout much of the West this holiday weekend.
Knotted cloth may have been used to restrain slain intern at D.C. park
May 26, 2002
Police have found a knotted piece of clothing with Chandra Levy’s remains that could have been used to restrain her, a person close to the investigation said Saturday. Investigators are trying to determine whether Levy’s stretch leggings were used to tie her up, the person said.
Montoya claims pole
May 26, 2002
Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole position Saturday at the Monaco Grand Prix in his Williams BMW, beating out David Coulthard on the final lap. The Colombian weaved through the winding streets of picturesque and hilly Monte Carlo in 1 minute, 16.676 seconds.
NYC tourists encounter face scan technology
May 26, 2002
As visitors to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island board a ferry from Manhattan, a new surveillance system is taking their pictures and comparing them to a database of terror suspects compiled by the federal government.
Travel briefs
May 26, 2002
Cruise line offers ‘stop-smoking’ deal Go for a loop in Chicago Personal-care items approved for carry-ons
Teen-age killer focus of debate over executions
Convict scheduled to die Tuesday
May 26, 2002
Napoleon Beazley seems oblivious to the tumult he’s causing outside the concrete walls and razor-wire fences of Texas’ death row.
Memorial honoring Pearl Harbor turns 40
May 26, 2002
The USS Arizona Memorial, honoring Americans killed during the attack that plunged the nation into World War II, draws 1.5 million visitors a year, many awed by its symbolism. But when the gleaming-white, 184-foot open structure was completed, exactly 40 years ago on Saturday, there was more ridicule than rapture.
Options available besides nursing homes
May 26, 2002
Green claims Carquest 300
Biffle second at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
May 26, 2002
Jeff Green held off hard-charging Greg Biffle on a last-lap duel Saturday to win the Carquest Auto Parts 300 on a hot day that drained the drivers at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
LEA contract negotiators walk fine line
Association, district seek staff pay increase without sacrificing additional positions
May 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Sixth-grade teacher and union leader Wayne Kruse walks a tightrope. The balancing act requires he advance collective salary demands for all 900 certified district educators as president of Lawrence Education Assn. But that advocacy places in peril staff, like himself, who may lose jobs as wage increases draw down the district’s cash reserve.
New twist for All-Star tilt
ESPN will announce teams during special
May 26, 2002
With TV tucking more dollars into baseball’s garter, it was announced this week that most of the 2002 All-Star teams will be unveiled in a glitzy new ESPN extravaganza airing at 6 p.m. on June 30.
Sacramento stays confident
Kings can put series out of reach today
May 26, 2002
As Chris Webber rolled out of bed late Saturday morning at the Sacramento Kings’ posh hotel, he smiled at the possibilities of the coming days. “What do we think we’re doing?” Webber wondered aloud. “I don’t know, I just got up. We’re honestly not surprised. We’re confident. We feel good, but no way is it time to stop.”
Tummy ache plagues Celts
May 26, 2002
It wasn’t quite on the Kobe Bryant level of distress, but Celtics guard Kenny Anderson had his own tummy trouble last week. Anderson ran afoul of a turkey sandwich Tuesday, which became an issue in the second half of Game 2 against the Nets.
Prime guides available for elderly health, caregiving
May 26, 2002
Each time we turn on the television or pick up a magazine, there’s more new information on health, longevity and a range of other issues facing older adults. Keeping up with all the information is a challenge.
Tway leads way at Memorial
Tiger no factor as former OSU golfer up by one shot
May 26, 2002
Two years of rain-delayed runaways by Tiger Woods are over, not to mention his quest for a fourth straight victory in the Memorial Tournament.
Mario’ creator keeps gaming simple
May 26, 2002
With his boyish grin, tousled black hair and “Donkey Kong” T-shirt, Shigeru Miyamoto looks like any other video-gaming enthusiast at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Blake case revives issue of cameras in courtroom
May 26, 2002
Will Robert Blake take a place among the cast of well-known characters Sara Jane Olson, Mike Tyson and, of course, O.J. Simpson who have starred as themselves in real-life courtroom dramas?
Cancer survivor puts on a brave face
Lecompton mother-wife receives double diagnosis within a matter of days
May 26, 2002
By Jim Baker Melissa Wingert is one of the tougher people you will ever meet. She’s had to be. One week after Thanksgiving, following what was supposed to have been a routine dental procedure to correct pain in her gums, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma bone cancer in her face.
225 feared dead in plane crash
China Airlines flight breaks apart over Taiwan Strait
May 26, 2002
A Boeing 747-200 that China Airlines planned to retire next month broke apart mid-air and crashed Saturday in the Taiwan Strait as it was flying 225 people to Hong Kong. Searchers who looked through the night and into Sunday found 31 bodies but no survivors.
Israeli troops again enter Bethlehem
May 26, 2002
Israeli troops fired tank shells and machine guns Saturday, killing a Palestinian woman and her 13-year-old daughter working on a farm in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian witnesses and doctors said. The army said the two were in a prohibited area near the Israeli border.
Lawrence firefighter dies of cancer at 41
Carr remembered as ‘thoughtful and dedicated’
May 26, 2002
By Mindie Paget As recently as a few weeks ago, Jim Carr had talked about getting back to work, riding on the fire engines again after being sick at home for more than a year.
Patient finds medical expertise nearby
May 26, 2002
By Jim Baker To receive much of her cancer treatment, Melissa Wingert didn’t have to leave the Lawrence area. The primary team of physicians involved in her care have private practices in Lawrence and serve on the staff of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, cutting down on her and her family’s need to travel long distances to find medical expertise.
KAN Film Fest shows off area talent
May 26, 2002
Seventy-five films by Kansas and Missouri movie makers will be shown Saturday at this year’s KAN Film Festival at the Lied Center.
Mamet’s play delves into the conflicts of college relationships
May 26, 2002
By Jan Biles On its surface, David Mamet’s “Oleanna” is a two-act play about the relationship between a college professor and a female student. But Andy Stowers and Lauren Stanford, who play the professor and student in E.M.U. Theatre’s upcoming production of the play, believe there is more to Mamet’s script.
Area briefs
May 26, 2002
KU graduate wins award to study library science KU students win awards in Slavic languages program
On the record
May 26, 2002
Earnest Paul Sherlock
May 26, 2002
Lawrence commuter report
May 26, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Residents take to lake, pool to celebrate long weekend
May 26, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Mike Branam, Eudora, wasn’t worried about Saturday’s rainy forecast. That is what his recreational vehicle is for. “We’re seasoned campers,” Branam said. “That’s why you strap down your awnings. This thing ain’t moving. You learn to roll with the flow.”
Longhorns stand alone
Texas finishes at top for men, women, overall
May 26, 2002
By David Mitchell Toast isn’t the only thing that comes bigger in Texas. When it comes to sports, the University of Texas has big enrollment numbers and big bucks. The Longhorns better have a trophy case to match. The Journal-World has compiled all-sport standings for the Big 12 Conference, and the results for the 2001-2002 school year were somewhat predictable.
Today’s field fastest ever
Brickyard offers little of everything in record-setting, 33-car field
May 26, 2002
This year’s Indianapolis 500 has it all _ speed, talent and an unsurpassed combination of experience and youthful daring. From six former Indy champions in Sunday’s 33-car field to the pack of twentysomethings, competition is expected to be fierce in the fastest field ever to race at the Brickyard.
Officials to provide information about ceremonies
May 26, 2002
Free State High School administrators will decide by 10 a.m. today whether inclement weather forces the Firebirds’ 1 p.m. graduation ceremony to move from Memorial Stadium to Allen Fieldhouse.
Jayhawks struggled in 2001-02 campaign
May 26, 2002
By David Mitchell It was not a good year to be a Jayhawk. Actually, the 21st century has been a bit rocky on Mount Oread. Kansas University has handed out more walking papers in the last two years than a March of Dimes volunteer.
Arthur Lee Plank
May 26, 2002
Graveside services for Arthur Lee Plank, 63, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McLouth Cemetery. Plank died Friday, May 24, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.
Closed course
May 26, 2002
Journal-World Editorial A plan to close the city’s municipal golf course to the public as many as 14 weekend days each season is more than local residents should be asked to accept.
Lawrence E. Ward
May 26, 2002
Robert M. Freeman
May 26, 2002
Selma Beth Smith
May 26, 2002
Emporia  Services for Selma Beth Smith, 85, Hutchinson, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home Chapel, Emporia. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia. Mrs. Smith died Friday, May 24, 2002, at Hutchinson Hospital.
World Briefs
May 26, 2002
India: 60 wedding guests electrocuted on bus Mexico City: Bus crash kills 11 on Pacific Coast Tokyo: Radioactive leak shuts plant reactor
World Briefs
May 26, 2002
Nepal: Son of Everest pioneer reaches famed summit Iran: Judiciary bans media reporting on U.S. talks
Second-phase cuts affect staffing, activities
May 26, 2002
Phase II of the Lawrence school board’s $4.7 million plan for balancing the 2002-2003 budget contains $1.84 million in fee increases and spending cuts.
Book lists best heroines
May 26, 2002
The new guide, “Great Books for Girls” (Ballantine Books Trade Paperback), is sort of a family tree of literature’s best heroines.
May 26, 2002
By Mindie Paget As recently as a few weeks ago, Jim Carr had talked about getting back to work, riding on the fire engines again after being sick at home for more than a year.
American League Roundup: New York bounces back
Win pulls Yanks within two games of Boston in East
May 26, 2002
The New York Yankees really wanted a win, and needed Ramiro Mendoza to get it. Mendoza retired 10 of 11 batters in relief of struggling David Wells, and the Yankees ended a three-game losing streak by beating Boston, 3-2, Saturday.
Pierce rescues Celtics
Guard scores 19 in final 12 minutes of miraculous win
May 26, 2002
When the final buzzer sounded and the miracle was complete, the Boston Celtics celebrated like it was the end of Game 7 instead of Game 3. Paul Pierce’s teammates mobbed him at center court until he broke free and jumped atop the scorer’s table.
Know rules on IRA withdrawals
May 26, 2002
Bobbleheads sent to minors
New collectible series depicts major leaguers when they were prospects
May 26, 2002
Last year, bobblehead dolls were major commodities in baseball stadiums and stores around the United States. This year, the concept has taken a step backward. And with good reason.
Appealing to the senses
Garden lets the visually impaired enjoy nature
May 26, 2002
By Carol Boncella For every garden confined by length and width and the amount of resources, time and energy available to tend it, another garden exists. This is the garden, often unseen, that captures our imagination and spirit as we stroll along the garden path.
Budget woes plague states coast to coast
May 26, 2002
The recession may be officially over, but don’t tell that to Arkansas college students who won’t get scholarships, outdoor lovers in Arizona who will likely see parks shut, or thousands of state workers from Iowa to Washington who are about to lose their jobs.
Auerbach loves grit of Celtics
Only thing missing was cigar in Boston’s victorious locker room
May 26, 2002
Red Auerbach has witnessed all of the Celtics’ great moments, all of the great games and stirring finishes. On Saturday, even the coaching legend could hardly believe his eyes. Auerbach sat in his usual courtside seat and watched the Celtics overcome the largest third quarter deficit in NBA history, wiping out New Jersey’s 21-point lead to grab an improbable 94-90 win.
Picturing Vietnam
Unlikely combat photographer documents war’s toll
May 26, 2002
By Bill Snead Dave Powell was a security guard protecting Bob Hope’s nine-hole golf course in Toluca Lake, Calif., when he read the 1967 Time Magazine article that convinced him he could be a war correspondent.
Baldwin wins state again
Bulldogs’ Noonan claims two golds, one silver in final meet
May 26, 2002
By Andy Samuelson A handshake simply wouldn’t work Saturday night at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium. It didn’t matter that the competitor who was extending his palm to Baldwin’s Matt Noonan had just beaten the Bulldogs’ standout in the 800-meter run.
Filmmaker documents ‘Prairie’
May 26, 2002
By Jan Biles Lawrence filmmaker Ollie Hall doesn’t want to make a Hollywood movie. Violence, car chases, cursing and explosions don’t do much for his moviemaking muse. Instead, Hall wants to make educational films that have a shelf-life.
Study shows benefits, drawbacks of living-wage laws
May 26, 2002
By Joel Mathis Proponents of a living-wage ordinance in Lawrence say it would reduce poverty by raising wages for the city’s poorest workers. Opponents say it would result in fewer jobs because employers would cut positions rather than spend more money on them.
Telecoms using ‘opt-out’ approach to privacy
May 26, 2002
When Jason Settles added his name to Indiana’s new “no-call” list, he expected relief from the tyranny of telemarketers. But the computer consultant’s dreams of dinner in peace quickly turned to alarm when he learned his own phone company intended to share details of his calling habits with its corporate affiliates.
Bookstore
May 26, 2002
High school graduates reflect on world after 9-11
May 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The bell tolls today, May 26, 2002, for seniors at Lawrence and Free State high schools. But it will be the sound of Sept. 11, 2001, that resonates in the ears of many. Events of that day help shape a vision of the world these 760 students would like to help build.
Garden lets the visually impaired enjoy nature
May 26, 2002
By Carol Boncella For every garden confined by length and width and the amount of resources, time and energy available to tend it, another garden exists. This is the garden, often unseen, that captures our imagination and spirit as we stroll along the garden path.
Fish biting? Phone a friend
May 26, 2002
Few anglers are willing to admit it, but one of the biggest keys to saltwater tournament fishing success is a cellular phone.
Group hopes new leader spurs growth
Kansas Innovation Corp. success ‘critical’ to Lawrence development
May 26, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn To Don Johnston, the sign at 1617 St. Andrews Drive doesn’t just say Kansas Innovation Corp. It also says something about the state of the nonprofit business development organization. “We need to improve our visibility and our image,” said Johnston, who serves as chairman of the KIC board.
Arthur Lee Plank
May 26, 2002
NHL Playoffs: Avs win, 3-2, to even series with Wings
May 26, 2002
After squandering seven leads against Detroit, the Colorado Avalanche were finally able to build on one. They sure needed it.
Rainy season makes fungal diseases fester
May 26, 2002
By Bruce Chladny The cool, rainy weather the past several weeks has been ideal for gardening. Unfortunately, it has also been perfect for the development of several fungal diseases of shade trees. Probably the most noticeable is sycamore anthracnose.
VA’s center develops tools to aid those prone to falls
May 26, 2002
A group of medical detectives has set up shop at an abandoned supermarket in a gutted strip mall. There, on the desolate site, sits the Patient Safety Center, a complex of laboratories, evaluation rooms and exam rooms crowded into the corner of the grocery store at the crossroads of two bustling Tampa arteries.
Train collision kills 196 in southern Mozambique
May 26, 2002
A train carrying weekend visitors to South Africa slammed into a freight train parked at a station in southern Mozambique on Saturday, killing 196 people and injuring hundreds more.
What are you reading?
May 26, 2002
James Patrick Carr
May 26, 2002
to Lawrence development
May 26, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn To Don Johnston, the sign at 1617 St. Andrews Drive doesn’t just say Kansas Innovation Corp. It also says something about the state of the nonprofit business development organization. “We need to improve our visibility and our image,” said Johnston, who serves as chairman of the KIC board.
Noonan claims two golds, one silver in final meet
May 26, 2002
By Andy Samuelson A handshake simply wouldn’t work Saturday night at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium. It didn’t matter that the competitor who was extending his palm to Baldwin’s Matt Noonan had just beaten the Bulldogs’ standout in the 800-meter run.
Guilty verdict doesn’t heal racism’s wounds
Today’s Alabama church service first since justice meted out in bombing
May 26, 2002
Members of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church are confronted each Sunday by the scars of a racist bombing that killed four girls in a basement lounge in 1963. Though most damage was fixed years ago, subtle shifts in the building’s foundation keep exposing fissures caused by the shattering blast.
Liberty Memorial rededicated
Renovations bring back original luster of World War I memorial
May 26, 2002
The Liberty Memorial looks proud again. A flag-waving crowd of 8,000 welcomed the nation’s largest World War I memorial back from disrepair and neglect on Saturday with a patriotic ceremony punctuated by the roar of F-15 Eagle fighters.
Buckle Up’ focus of new campaign
May 26, 2002
Motorists with cracked windshields or broken tail lights could be more likely to see the flashing lights from law enforcement vehicles during the Memorial Day weekend.
Altitude adjustment
Rockies using humidor to keep balls in park
May 26, 2002
The Denver Nuggets do it. So does the University of Colorado. Why not the Colorado Rockies? The Rockies were following precedent when they began storing baseballs in an environmentally controlled chamber.
Cabinets encouraged consumers to buy
May 26, 2002
The 19th-century country store carried merchandise that today would be found in hardware, grocery, fabric and drugstores. Large signs, colorfully labeled boxes, tins and cabinets were filled with thread, medicine or dye. They were designed to encourage the customer to buy.
Fashion briefs
May 26, 2002
Tips help selecting bathing suits go easier Sunblock needs to be used when strolling
Local briefs
May 26, 2002
Area musicians gather for weekly jam session Fourteen people gathered Saturday to make some music at the Americana Music Academy, 745 N.H. Above, John Dillard, Lawrence, left, plays his mandolin with Scott Searl, Baldwin. A weekly event, “Acoustic Community Jam Session” is in its second month. The event aims to bring local musicians into contact. Thom Alexander, academy executive director, said there were several community jam sessions about five years ago that eventually stopped. “Jam Session is based on the fact that we want a bunch of people to play together again,” Alexander said. “We wanted to have a weekly outlet for people to just get together to play or have fun.” Alexander said as many as 19 musicians have participated in the weekly sessions, which are from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. He said if the jam sessions grow any larger the academy will have two separate sessions. Alexander said he also hopes to start an electric jam session in the future. ______________________________________ Music: Wellsville country singer to perform at county fair Wellsville native and country singer Chely Wright will perform Aug. 3 at the Douglas County Free Fair. Wright will follow Dixie Road, a country band from Topeka, at 8 p.m. in the Rodeo Arena at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Dixie Road will begin performing at 6:30 p.m. Wright will sing hits from her new album “Never Love You Enough,” including singles “Jezebel,” “Shut Up and Drive” and “Single White Female.” Wright recently was named one of the 50 most beautiful people in “People Magazine” and also was featured on the cover “Nashville Scene” magazine’s swimsuit issue. Grandstand tickets are available online at TicketWeb.com, Town and Country Supply in Ottawa, Mid-American Band/Hilco Mortgage and Heritage Tractor in Baldwin, Deems Farm Equipment and Orscheln Farm and Home Supply in Lawrence or by calling the Douglas County Extension Office, 843-7058, ext. 18. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the night of the performance. Reserve tickets are $25. ______________________________________ Politics: U.S. Rep. Ryun to speak during luncheon in Lawrence U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, who may be representing a much larger portion of Douglas County, will give a legislative update during a luncheon Thursday. The luncheon will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Hereford House Restaurant, 4931 W. Sixth St. The cost is $15, which includes lunch. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce at 865-4411. Under a congressional redistricting plan yet to be signed into law by Gov. Bill Graves, Ryun would represent a much larger area of Douglas County, including Lawrence west of Iowa Street. “We’ve had a great working relationship with the congressman and his staff, and hope to see that relationship grow even stronger for not only our organization but the entire Lawrence community,” Tim Holverson, vice president of public policy for the chamber, said. ______________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 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.
Rainy season makes fungal diseases fester
May 26, 2002
By Bruce Chladny The cool, rainy weather the past several weeks has been ideal for gardening. Unfortunately, it has also been perfect for the development of several fungal diseases of shade trees. Probably the most noticeable is sycamore anthracnose.
Iris and peonies create traffic-stopping effect
May 26, 2002
This week, “Home and Away,” with host Cathy Hamilton, right, features Mary Lou Humphrey’s garden. A profusion of award-winning peonies and iris stop traffic in front of her home as passersby stop to gawk at the breathtaking display.
Lawrence E. Ward
May 26, 2002
Jefferson County  Graveside services for Lawrence E. Ward, 89, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hardy Oak Cemetery in Jefferson County. He died Friday, May 24, 2002, at Hickory Pointe Care Center, Oskaloosa.
s play delves into the conflicts of college relationships
May 26, 2002
By Jan Biles On its surface, David Mamet’s “Oleanna” is a two-act play about the relationship between a college professor and a female student. But Andy Stowers and Lauren Stanford, who play the professor and student in E.M.U. Theatre’s upcoming production of the play, believe there is more to Mamet’s script.
s toll
May 26, 2002
By Bill Snead Dave Powell was a security guard protecting Bob Hope’s nine-hole golf course in Toluca Lake, Calif., when he read the 1967 Time Magazine article that convinced him he could be a war correspondent.
May 26, 2002
By Jan Biles Lawrence filmmaker Ollie Hall doesn’t want to make a Hollywood movie. Violence, car chases, cursing and explosions don’t do much for his moviemaking muse. Instead, Hall wants to make educational films that have a shelf-life.
It’s roundup time for the bull haulers
May 26, 2002
By Bill Snead It’s 8 a.m. Wednesday, and Junior Kilgore is working on a plate of hash browns, eggs and bacon in the Coin Toss Cafe, a truck stop in Strong City. A waitress, pot in each hand, is pushing coffee. “Could I get an iced tea, please,” Kilgore says with a grin, “I’m not old enough to drink coffee.”
Castro supports war on terrorism
May 26, 2002
Fidel Castro told Americans on Saturday that they should never fear an attack by Cuba and can always count on this communist country’s support in the war against terrorism.
War on terrorism isn’t over yet
May 26, 2002
By Stanley Crouch New York Daily News Chilling shadows from a dark future are falling upon us. The FBI assures us we can expect suicide bombers to go into action. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld assures us that terrorists eventually will get nuclear weapons and make use of them.
Volunteerism spurs patriotism
May 26, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group On this Memorial Day weekend, the book to be reading is “When I Was a Young Man,” by Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska governor and senator.
Horoscopes
May 26, 2002
Pope hopes to heal ancient rift
Pontiff’s condition alarms Bulgarian hosts
May 26, 2002
He is wheeled around in a cart, sits slumped in his chair looking exhausted and reads only small portions of his speeches, heavily slurring his words.
World’s tiniest baby goes home from hospital
May 26, 2002
A healthy 3 1/2-month-old girl who came into the world weighing just 9.97 ounces spent her first full day home from the hospital Saturday, and her doctors said they believed she was the tiniest human being to live so long.
Delay lessens sense of justice
May 26, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I came here to wait for justice. Wasn’t at all sure I would find it here. Didn’t even know that I would recognize it if it came.
Driving or flying, family vacation poses its own special perils
May 26, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald There is no fun like family fun, and there is no family fun like a family summer vacation a chance to spend a big wad of time with your loved ones, as opposed to people you actually like.
Briefcase
May 26, 2002
Survey says: Workers find incompetence in bosses frustrating Economy: Laid-off employees need to stretch severance pay Motley Fool: Name that company Summer Vacation: Americans plan to travel
Business briefs
May 26, 2002
Selma Beth Smith
May 26, 2002
The Motley Fool
May 26, 2002
Name that company Rule of 72 Bad fortune A mini-glossary on investing
NASCAR coca-cola 600: Gordon overdue?
Driver seeks to end drought in Carolina
May 26, 2002
Huddled in the back of the No. 24 hauler, the braintrust of Jeff Gordon’s race team poured over pages and pages of notes Saturday looking for directions to victory lane.
Census shows grandparents raising grandchildren
May 26, 2002
After raising four children, Bill Ocamb was thinking about retirement when things changed in ways he had never expected. About a decade ago, the 69-year-old Ocamb lived in the San Diego area and found himself caring for two infant grandchildren.
Loyal fans make impact
Treece family has followed KU football since 1921
May 26, 2002
By Bill Mayer Two Kansas University football tickets which have been in one well-known local family for about 80 years will be used by somebody else this fall. But it was a lot of fun while it lasted, in good years or bad.
Theater reaches out to community
May 26, 2002
Here are some other activities going on at Lawrence Community Theatre.
One-year anniversary marked by frustration
Supporters question efforts to rescue Burnhams
May 26, 2002
A year after missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham were kidnapped in the Philippines, frustration mounts about their prolonged captivity and the United States’ limited role in rescue efforts.
Andy Warhol’s boxes
Museum cracks artist’s ‘time capsules’
May 26, 2002
If you think Andy Warhol’s art celebrated the seemingly banal, you should just get a look at the stuff he decided to keep for posterity. The man was an inveterate pack rat.
Exhibit lets the world get another look at Warhol’s works
May 26, 2002
He has remained famous far longer than the 15 minutes he promised everyone else, so much so that it’s hard to travel far these days in Los Angeles without being confronted by a gigantic portrait of Andy Warhol.
Critics claim author disloyal
Former JFK Jr. staffer hawking ‘American Son’
May 26, 2002
As literary squabbles go, the wretched brouhaha over Richard Blow’s book on John Kennedy Jr. is a bit like the Iran-Iraq war: It’s nasty, brutal and long, and neither side is warm or cuddly enough to generate much rooting interest.
O’Donnell provides personal update in ‘Find Me’
May 26, 2002
This is one odd tale. If you are expecting a definitive autobiography of the comedian who has become a comfortable presence in American households as she neared the end of her successful six-year run on TV, think again.
Lucas steers ‘Star Wars’ to gloomy end
Episode III’ begins shooting in 2003, will be released in 2005
May 26, 2002
We have a bad feeling about “Episode III.” The original “Star Wars” ended with a happy tableau, our heroes smiling and triumphant. “Return of the Jedi” ended even more cheerily, with Jedi specters Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda beaming at their victorious progeny from the great beyond.
LCT season mixes old favorites with new scripts
May 26, 2002
By Jan Biles Lawrence Community Theatre’s 2002-2003 season is book-ended by a couple of crowd pleasers. The season opens with “Always Patsy Cline,” a biographical revue featuring the singer’s hits, and “Kiss Me Kate,” a show of Cole Porter music.
Filmmakers bet on non-talking hero in ‘Spirit’
May 26, 2002
The silence of the title character in “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” may surprise moviegoers used to animated movies in which even the most realistic-looking beasts exchange witty banter.
Norah Jones finds her jazzy pop strikes a chord
Texas upbringing influences what singer records, which includes Hank Williams tunes
May 26, 2002
When Norah Jones was 11, her mother took her to a big-band jazz concert at the University of North Texas campus near their home. The college boys were cute, but Jones was transfixed by the one woman on stage.
A patriotic primer, from A to Z
Vice president’s wife waves the flag in her book
May 26, 2002
Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, set out to write a book about the history of the United States that would resonate with children from coast to coast. It was to be a gift to her three grandchildren and all the children she meets almost daily as she travels around the country.
Bush, Russian chief join forces
Tag-teaming diplomats urge Pakistan to avert war with India
May 26, 2002
President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, fearing South Asia is catapulting toward war, joined forces Saturday in pressuring Pakistan’s president to curb cross-border violence in Kashmir and ease tensions with neighboring India.
High school graduates reflect on world after 9-11
May 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The bell tolls today, May 26, 2002, for seniors at Lawrence and Free State high schools. But it will be the sound of Sept. 11, 2001, that resonates in the ears of many. Events of that day help shape a vision of the world these 760 students would like to help build.
Free State boys third, both LHS teams seventh
May 26, 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.
Arts notes
May 26, 2002
Photography contest winners announced Folk festival slated in Cottonwood Falls Free State yearbook receives recognition
Arts notes
May 26, 2002
Dinosaurs to romp at Powell Gardens Time to submit your events to the KU Edition calendar Artists to show, sell their works at Topeka fair ‘Sticks of Thunder’ returns with patriotic show
Arts notes
May 26, 2002
Author to talk about spiritual healing New work features international actors Topeka museum names new director Rose show blooming at Topeka library Blues festival kicks off in Arkansas town
People
May 26, 2002
Supermodel marries in Europe Meg Ryan in the ring Bids taken on Como items Pavarotti has all-star concert
s roundup time for the bull haulers
May 26, 2002
By Bill Snead It’s 8 a.m. Wednesday, and Junior Kilgore is working on a plate of hash browns, eggs and bacon in the Coin Toss Cafe, a truck stop in Strong City. A waitress, pot in each hand, is pushing coffee. “Could I get an iced tea, please,” Kilgore says with a grin, “I’m not old enough to drink coffee.”
Treece family has followed KU football since 1921
May 26, 2002
By Bill Mayer Two Kansas University football tickets which have been in one well-known local family for about 80 years will be used by somebody else this fall. But it was a lot of fun while it lasted, in good years or bad.
Robert M. Freeman
May 26, 2002
Kansas City, Kan. Â Graveside services for Robert M. Freeman, 59, Wellsville, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden, Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Freeman died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
KAN Film Fest shows off area talent
May 26, 2002
Seventy-five films by Kansas and Missouri movie makers will be shown Saturday at this year’s KAN Film Festival at the Lied Center.
Professional fishing increasingly becoming family affair
May 26, 2002
Professional angler Mark Davis left his home in Mount Ida, Ark., on May 4 en route to the CITGO Bassmaster Tour event on Lake Eufaula.
Patient finds medical expertise nearby
May 26, 2002
By Jim Baker To receive much of her cancer treatment, Melissa Wingert didn’t have to leave the Lawrence area. The primary team of physicians involved in her care have private practices in Lawrence and serve on the staff of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, cutting down on her and her family’s need to travel long distances to find medical expertise.
Outdoors Briefs
May 26, 2002
Kansas duo leading at walleye tournament Alma fishermen nab catfish tournament Crappie winners