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Charges filed in Hampton Inn robbery
May 30, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:08 p.m.) Robbery charges were filed Thursday against two men suspected in Wednesday’s hold-up of the Hampton Inn in Lawrence.
Silent tributes mark end of search at ground zero
May 30, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 10:08 a.m.) NEW YORK With the peal of a Fire Department bell and the departure of an empty stretcher, the still-missing victims of the World Trade Center’s unspeakable horror were remembered Thursday in a ceremony without words marking the end of the 8 1/2-month cleanup.
Sebelius names aircraft executive as running mate
Stovall endorses Knight ticket
May 30, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 2:39 p.m.) TOPEKA Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius introduced Wichita aircraft executive John Moore on Thursday as her running mate in the governor’s race.
FBI to monitor churches, libraries, Internet, political parties
May 30, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 2:38 p.m.) WASHINGTON Attorney General John Ashcroft on Thursday gave the FBI broad new authority to monitor Internet sites, libraries, churches and political organizations, calling restrictions on domestic spying “a competitive advantage for terrorists.”
People
May 30, 2002
Woods becomes ‘Rudy’ Snoop pleads no contest Mrs. Osbourne to head VH1’s royal tribute Pavarotti hoarse but here
Missing cross
May 30, 2002
To the editor: Saturday before Mother’s Day my 19-year-old arrived at our house saying: “Peter’s cross is gone.”
Lawrence briefs
May 30, 2002
Police charge suspect in flower-pulling incident Another dog attack on goats, sheep reported
Lawrence briefs
May 30, 2002
 Police charge suspect in flower-pulling incident  Another dog attack on goats, sheep reported
District tackles construction
May 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Students who sat uneasily on dangerous gym bleachers at South Junior High School are cheering this summer’s construction project. “We’ve had a couple of accidents where people have slipped under seats. There’s nothing to catch them,” said Tom Bracciano, the Lawrence public school district’s facilities director.
Counselor plea
May 30, 2002
To the editor: Having a counselor at the elementary school level is essential to raising responsible, active, well-adjusted children. I am appalled to hear that USD 497 has chosen this area to cut the budget.
Briefly
May 30, 2002
Authorities recover most of stolen cyanide EU confers trade status Pan Am settlement proposal denied Explorer thinks JFK’s PT 109 has been found
Avery Tipton Carter
May 30, 2002
Memorial services for Avery Tipton Carter, 50, Topeka, will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, Topeka. Cremation is planned. Mr. Carter died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at his home.
Racing coverage
May 30, 2002
To the editor: I would like to know what sporting events were so pressing this past weekend that you could not spare a single reporter to cover the NHRA races at Heartland Park Topeka? How is it that you could get the results of every other race taking place on Sunday, including the Monaco Grand Prix, but not the results of races taking place less than 30 miles away? There wasn’t even enough space in Monday’s paper for an associated brief on the races?
What’s Online - Arts calendars can help plan your nightlife
May 30, 2002
Go to arts.ljworld.com’s arts calendars and see upcoming events.
Fee helps pay for legal aide
May 30, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Kansas University students have a friend in the legal business, although not many of them realize it.
Credit cards often lead to deep debt holes
May 30, 2002
By Mark Fagan An English degree isn’t the only thing Heather Krasovec earned during her four years on campus.
Loans, grants attainable for students
May 30, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The good news is there is financial help available for almost every student who attends Kansas University, said Stephanie Covington, associate director of the university’s office of student financial aid.
Visitor Center gives glimpse of campus
May 30, 2002
By Scott Rothschild For many new Kansas University students, the first physical contact with the school occurs at the KU Visitor Center, which has been giving directions to an increasing number of people since it opened in 1999.
Under Construction
May 30, 2002
Contact numbers
May 30, 2002
Watkins provides cures for ailments
May 30, 2002
By Dave Ranney Unless you’re Superman or Wonder Woman, there’s a good chance you’ll come down with something a flu bug or a bad cold, perhaps during the time you’re a student at Kansas University.
Student Union Activities popular
Entertainment, lectures offered year round by SUA
May 30, 2002
By Joel Mathis There are a lot of things that goes on at the Kansas Union at Kansas University. “What doesn’t go on at the Union?” said David Johnston, the marketing director. “Traditionally, the union is considered the living room of campus.”
Renovations rampant at Kansas Union
May 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A bit of Old World charm is adding spice to a new era at the Kansas Union. At 3 p.m. Thursdays, a steaming container of tea and a tray of delightful treats are set out in the union’s fourth-floor lobby for consumption by students, faculty or staff seeking casual conversation.
Greek systems create lifelong relationships
May 30, 2002
By Mindie Paget “Overwhelming” might be understating how it feels to move from a high school, where you graduated with hundreds of classmates or less, to a sprawling university, where thousands call themselves freshmen. The task of making new friends and establishing a social circle may seem daunting. But Kansas University’s greek system has a history of helping create lasting ties between complete strangers.
In-state students dominate KU
May 30, 2002
By Dave Ranney If you haven’t noticed already, you’ll soon find that most Kansas University students are white. Well-tanned, perhaps, but still Caucasian. In fact, during last year’s head count, 81 percent of the 25,782 students on the Lawrence campus fit the category “white, non-Hispanic.”
Students conjure up top 10 lists for Kansas University freshmen
May 30, 2002
Drawing from their experiences on Mount Oread, recent Kansas University graduate Matt Merkel-Hess and KU student Michelle Burhenn concocted top 10 lists every new student should know.
City softball results: 5/29
May 30, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Wednesday, May 29.
6News video reports: Lawrence teachers are getting some good news
May 30, 2002
Negotiations have gone well for teachers, with a 5 percent increase in salary and benefits.
Red Wings force Game 7
May 30, 2002
Brendan Shanahan said he didn’t sleep well after missing an open net in Game Five of the Western Conference finals.
Swoopes scores 20
May 30, 2002
Sheryl Swoopes scored 20 points and Tynesha Lewis added a career-high 12 as the Houston Comets beat Phoenix 61-56 Wednesday night in the Mercury’s WNBA season-opener.
Nets snag victory
New Jersey pulls away with 20-1 run
May 30, 2002
The New Jersey Nets have turned their Game Three meltdown into a positive.
Kings on verge of eliminating two-time champions
May 30, 2002
Mike Bibby stayed up late, rehashing the biggest shot of his life with his girlfriend, mother and brothers. When he finally went to bed, however, he had a sound, dreamless sleep.
Steroid use could be rare
May 30, 2002
Frank Thomas wants baseball to start testing for steroids, saying he feels “cheated” if other players are using drugs.
Baseball briefs
May 30, 2002
Miller Park on pace to set record decrease Indians recall Selby Owners discuss labor Cardinals considering move to southern Illinois
LHS boys basketball earns top honors
May 30, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Ballots are in and the selections have been made by a panel of one. Here are your 2001-2002 Lawrence High sports award winners, also known as the Rottsies: Team of the year: Boys basketball. The Lions, a state qualifier for the first time since 1995, finished 18-5 and captured the program’s first league title since 1986.
Tyson fight drawing yawns
Plenty of tickets available for showdown with Lewis
May 30, 2002
It turns out Mike Tyson’s fight with heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis isn’t such a hot ticket after all.
War Emblem’s sire sold
May 30, 2002
Our Emblem, sire of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem, has been sold to WinStar Farm in partnership with Taylor Made Farm, where he will stand at stud.
Angels 12, Royals 2 - Anaheim assault cools off Kansas City
Glaus, Salmon end KC’s four-game win streak
May 30, 2002
The Anaheim Angels don’t rely on home runs. But they were happy to have them Wednesday night. Troy Glaus and Tim Salmon each hit three-run homers in the Anaheim Angels’ 12-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
Statue given as gift to Hitler to be sold at Topeka auction
May 30, 2002
A statue given to Adolf Hitler on his 46th birthday will be sold at auction this week in Topeka.
Random thoughts
May 30, 2002
Ricky Rudd is the new “Ironman” in Winston Cup and a man on the move. Rudd’s fourth-place finish at Charlotte last week moved him to ninth in the series points race.
Clients likely to see wait for SRS services
May 30, 2002
By Dave Ranney Within a few weeks, hundreds of needy Kansans are going to find themselves on waiting lists for services, state welfare secretary Janet Schalansky said Wednesday.
State briefs
May 30, 2002
Fatal Easter Sunday fire deemed to be accidental Outdated land law officially repealed Indictment handed up against former officer
Avery Tipton Carter
May 30, 2002
Henry H. Short
May 30, 2002
On the record
May 30, 2002
Palestinian teens take up void in militant groups
May 30, 2002
Israel’s military killed or arrested most of the leaders in the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade when it stormed into West Bank cities two months ago. But now the militia is rebuilding itself with an army of volunteers, including teen-agers.
Bush announces deals to stop Florida off-shore oil drilling
May 30, 2002
President Bush on Wednesday blocked efforts to erect drilling rigs off sugary Florida Panhandle beaches and among cypress stands fringing the Everglades, announcing two landmark deals to buy back oil and gas rights for $235 million. “Florida is known worldwide for its beautiful coastal waters and the Everglades,” the president said during a White House ceremony attended by his brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “Today, we are acting to preserve both.”
Schools look to city, county for assistance
District’s financial problems topic of ‘budget summit’
May 30, 2002
By Joel Mathis Like a muscle car without brakes, city and county spending on services at Lawrence schools would be easy to get rolling but difficult to stop. That’s what members of the Lawrence school board, Douglas County Commission and Lawrence City Commission heard Wednesday during a sometimes-emotional “budget summit” to address the public school district’s financial woes.
Challenge to map may affect Lawrence
May 30, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A move to keep Junction City and Fort Riley together in the 2nd Congressional District could have an effect on where Lawrence is split, officials said Wednesday. Junction City and Manhattan officials were set to meet today with Gov. Bill Graves and urge him to veto the congressional map approved earlier this month by the Legislature.
District tackles construction
May 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Students who sat uneasily on dangerous gym bleachers at South Junior High School are cheering this summer’s construction project. “We’ve had a couple of accidents where people have slipped under seats. There’s nothing to catch them,” said Tom Bracciano, the Lawrence public school district’s facilities director.
Giambi rallies Yankees
New York tops White Sox for fifth straight victory
May 30, 2002
Jason Giambi’s second homer of the night capped a five-run rally in the ninth inning off Keith Foulke, giving the New York Yankees a 6-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
Israel considers response to recent attacks
May 30, 2002
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon convened top Cabinet ministers Wednesday after six Israelis were killed in Palestinian attacks, but government officials said they did not expect a dramatic change in Israel’s response brief pinpoint incursions into West Bank towns.
Customs to check for nuclear devices
May 30, 2002
Every Customs inspector will be equipped by January with a pocket-sized radiation detector, but “there are no guarantees” that increased border security will stop a terrorist from smuggling in a nuclear weapon, the Customs commissioner said Wednesday.
Rambo’ DVD set full of fireworks
May 30, 2002
At first glance, the John Rambo trilogy appear to be just another series of explosion-packed action movies.
Milk can hamper some medications’ effectiveness
May 30, 2002
Q: I am on Cipro for a urinary tract infection. I don’t want to do anything to hinder the effectiveness of this antibiotic, but I’m having a hard time avoiding both coffee and milk. Could you please explain the interactions between Cipro and these drinks? I know I shouldn’t mix Cipro with antacids or calcium supplements, but does that mean within the same hour that Cipro is taken, or at any time during the day?
Use common sense when at the pool
May 30, 2002
By Marta Costello When you pack your beach bag and head for the pool or lake this summer, you might wind up with something you weren’t planning for: a visit to the hospital. Dr. Sabrina Prewett, who works in the emergency department at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, sees all kinds of injuries patients weren’t expecting.
Lyme disease
Not all ticks carry the disease, but warm weather means increased risk of exposure
May 30, 2002
What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is caused by a bacterial infection, Borella burgdoferi, transmitted by very small ticks, most often the deer tick. Deer ticks, which carry the bacteria, search for a host from the tips of grasses and brush. The ticks pick up the diease-causing bacteria from the white-footed mouse and other small rodents. They then transmit the bacteria to humans or animals while feeding.
Sally Finney announces bid to be next state treasurer
May 30, 2002
Like mother, like daughter.
Wetlands restoration project largest ever on West Coast
May 30, 2002
Launching the largest wetlands restoration project ever attempted on the West Coast, the state and federal governments have agreed to pay $100 million to buy 16,500 acres of salt ponds around San Francisco Bay.
Roberts files for re-election to U.S. Senate
May 30, 2002
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts filed for re-election Wednesday and said he will conduct an “aggressive campaign,” although it appears he won’t face any major opposition this year.
Ryun hopes to retain spot in new 2nd district
May 30, 2002
With the ink still wet on new congressional district boundaries, U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun filed for re-election Wednesday. Ryun, seeking his fourth two-year term, filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s Office and paid $1,451 in fees. He said he was pleased the 2nd District still contained Forts Leavenworth and Riley.
Stovall endorses Knight-Glasscock; Sebelius to name running mate
May 30, 2002
Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius plans to name Wichita aircraft executive John Moore as her running mate in the governor’s race, sources confirmed Wednesday. Sebelius is the only announced Democratic candidate, and Moore would be her choice for lieutenant governor after having been registered to vote as a Republican less than three weeks ago.
Advice for the game of life
May 30, 2002
By Mark Patinkin The Providence Journal Wisely, no schools asked me to offer their graduates words of advice, but unwisely, I think I’ll take a stab at it anyway.
Bush team seems off balance
May 30, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group George W. Bush came to town promising CEO-like efficiency and crisp management of, by and for his administration. For months, this MBA president delivered. But now, on problems ranging from presidential jet lag to terrorism and the threat of nuclear war in Asia, the upper echelons of the Bush team run a ragged, misfiring show.
Counselor plea
May 30, 2002
Firebird track team finished strong
May 30, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Ballots are in for 20 categories involving Free State High sports and the selections have been made by a panel of one. Here are your 2001-2002 FSHS award winners, also known as the Rottsies: Team of the year: Boys track. The Firebirds finished with a flurry, capturing a regional title before taking third at state. Free State challenged for the top prize at state, finishing six points behind champion Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Missing cross
May 30, 2002
Racing coverage
May 30, 2002
Pilots oppose guns in the cockpit
May 30, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Three pilots of a major airline recently gathered here at George Bush Intercontinental Airport to discuss whether, as an anti-terrorism measure, pilots should be armed. The Transportation Department says guns will not be permitted in cockpits. Some in Congress will try to overturn this ban. The Air Line Pilots Assn., which represents 62,000 pilots working for 42 airlines, adamantly favors arming them.
Bait and switch?
May 30, 2002
J-W Editorials Not everyone who has given money to Republican gubernatorial candidates is satisfied with where that money has ended up. The race for the Republican nomination for Kansas governor has presented an intriguing opportunity to take the advice of Watergate’s Deep Throat to “follow the money.”
Daily ticker
May 30, 2002
Kansas firms drop Andersen as auditor
May 30, 2002
Two Kansas companies have dropped Arthur Andersen LLP as their auditor in recent weeks. The auditing firm is on trial for destroying documents in the Enron case. As of mid-May, at least 21 companies had dropped Andersen.
Economist says farm bill will ‘test skills’
May 30, 2002
Drought in western Kansas, coupled with passage of a new farm bill that ends emergency supplemental government payments, will mean less money for farmers this year, an economist said at the 2002 Wheat Day. “This year is going to test your skills,” Barry Flinchbaugh, an agricultural economist from Kansas State University, told farmers at the Fort Hays Agricultural Research Center.
Space station will be living laboratory for pioneer scientist
May 30, 2002
The international space station is about to get its first real research scientist.
Philip Morris campaign against teen smoking backfires, study finds
May 30, 2002
A study commissioned by an anti-smoking foundation says tobacco giant Philip Morris’ campaign to discourage teen-agers from smoking is having the opposite effect.
Philippine rebel says he’ll free hostage
May 30, 2002
A Muslim rebel leader said today that he will release his last remaining Filipino hostage but did not mention an American missionary couple captive for more than a year.
Dollar faltering after seven years as supercurrency
May 30, 2002
The high-flying dollar, which has given Americans price breaks on everything from Paris vacations to imported cars and television sets, is losing altitude. During the past three months, the dollar has slipped by 6 percent against major currencies, raising concerns that this could be the end of a heady seven-year run as the world’s supercurrency.
Firm turns to Mexico for help
Lawrence Landscape has trouble hiring laborers
May 30, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn It may be the dream of every American boy to play in the dirt all day, but Frank Male can tell you that when those boys grow up to be men, most don’t want to work in it. Male, an owner of Lawrence Landscape, said his company had encountered problems finding enough laborers in the Lawrence area to meet his firm’s needs. So, he has turned to recruiting workers from Mexico.
County appoints new planning commissioner
May 30, 2002
Dennis Lawson, a leader in agribusiness and resident of rural Vinland, was appointed Wednesday night to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
ARCA series old, varied
RE/MAX racing jump-started many professional careers
May 30, 2002
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) was founded in 1953 in Toledo Ohio as a Midwest-based stock car auto racing sanctioning body. ARCA’s founder, John Marcum, had raced against and worked as an official for Bill France Sr., who founded the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) in 1949.
Ride-along rewarding
Baldwin teen speeds around speedway
May 30, 2002
By Jeff Myrick Baldwin City Signal Editor A trip around the Kansas Speedway track sitting next to NASCAR driver Adam Clarke going close to 170 mph made a believer out of Baldwin 13-year-old Wesley Callahan in more ways than one.
Eudora’s Austin relishes racing
Sixth-grader mini-sprint veteran
May 30, 2002
By Erinn Barcomb Eudora News Writer At an age when most children can only dream about getting a license to drive the family minivan, Chase Austin speeds up to 70 miles per hour each weekend.
Miller claims first victory
Drag racer draws inspiration from family
May 30, 2002
By Erinn Barcomb Eudora News Writer Unlike Kevin Miller, most adults don’t have their set of wheels from 13 years ago. Then again, most people’s high school-era cars can’t travel a quarter mile in a little more than 11 seconds, going 113 miles per hour.
Clients likely to see wait for SRS services
May 30, 2002
By Dave Ranney Within a few weeks, hundreds of needy Kansans are going to find themselves on waiting lists for services, state welfare secretary Janet Schalansky said Wednesday.
Use common sense when at the pool
May 30, 2002
By Marta Costello When you pack your beach bag and head for the pool or lake this summer, you might wind up with something you weren’t planning for: a visit to the hospital. Dr. Sabrina Prewett, who works in the emergency department at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, sees all kinds of injuries patients weren’t expecting.
Dorothy Hartshorn
May 30, 2002
Services and burial for Dorothy “Dott” Hartshorn, 79, DeSoto, will be private. Mrs. Hartshorn died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Suspects in robbery arrested after chase
May 30, 2002
By Mike Belt Two men suspected in the holdup of a Lawrence hotel late Wednesday afternoon were caught by police after car and foot chases that ended in a western Lawrence neighborhood cul-de-sac and grocery store parking lot. One suspect was arrested after police trapped his car in the cul-de-sac at Pinnacle Court just west of Sierra Drive, police said.
On the street
May 30, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library Should all professional sports regulate the use of steroids?
Republicans may vie for Praeger seat
May 30, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A legislative veteran and a former Douglas County commissioner may be vying for Republican state Sen. Sandy Praeger’s position should she be successful in her bid for state insurance commissioner. Rep. Tom Sloan and Mark Buhler, a partner in Stephens Real Estate Inc., both say they want the Republican Party nod to fill the two remaining years of Praeger’s term if she is elected in November to the statewide post.
Lawrence Landscape has trouble hiring laborers
May 30, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn It may be the dream of every American boy to play in the dirt all day, but Frank Male can tell you that when those boys grow up to be men, most don’t want to work in it. Male, an owner of Lawrence Landscape, said his company had encountered problems finding enough laborers in the Lawrence area to meet his firm’s needs. So, he has turned to recruiting workers from Mexico.
Firebird track team finished strong
May 30, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Ballots are in for 20 categories involving Free State High sports and the selections have been made by a panel of one. Here are your 2001-2002 FSHS award winners, also known as the Rottsies: Team of the year: Boys track. The Firebirds finished with a flurry, capturing a regional title before taking third at state. Free State challenged for the top prize at state, finishing six points behind champion Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Amish visit ‘Devil’s Playground’
May 30, 2002
The best documentaries show us things we’ve never seen, or challenge common assumptions about a world we think we know. “Devil’s Playground” (7:30 p.m., Cinemax) does both.
Aubrey W. Martin
May 30, 2002
Inurnment services for Aubrey W. Martin, 84, Pinellas Park, Fla., will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Martin died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at St. Anthony’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Henry H. Short
May 30, 2002
Services for Henry H. Short, 68, Olathe, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Olathe. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa. Mr. Short died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam.
Planning commission OKs open shelter for homeless
May 30, 2002
By Joel Mathis Plans for an “open” summertime homeless shelter at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church received approval Wednesday from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Dial 864-3506 for information
May 30, 2002
By Scott Rothschild “KU Info.”
Wang, White won gold for Free State
May 30, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Five-year-old Free State High continues to experience growing pains. The Firebirds, though, made a splash in the Sunflower League and state scene in 2001-02.
Lottie Vann
May 30, 2002
Court to decide dispute over access to parolee records
May 30, 2002
Attorneys are asking the state’s highest court to settle a dispute between The Wichita Eagle and the Department of Corrections regarding the records of former inmates released on parole. In 1999, the Eagle sought the names of parolees who had been charged with murder or manslaughter from 1996 to 1999, as well as information about their alleged crimes. The newspaper also sought records from internal department panels that reviewed serious incidents involving parolees, as well as the names of panel members.
Republicans may vie for Praeger seat
May 30, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A legislative veteran and a former Douglas County commissioner may be vying for Republican state Sen. Sandy Praeger’s position should she be successful in her bid for state insurance commissioner. Rep. Tom Sloan and Mark Buhler, a partner in Stephens Real Estate Inc., both say they want the Republican Party nod to fill the two remaining years of Praeger’s term if she is elected in November to the statewide post.
Ceremony brings no closure for families with no remains
May 30, 2002
Steven Campbell will be there to honor his wife when the last stretcher is carried out of ground zero. But today’s ceremony at the World Trade Center site will ring hollow for him and others who have yet to recover their loved ones’ remains.
WTC workers find it hard to let go
May 30, 2002
At ground zero, now comes the hard part.
Veterans chapel named for Bob Hope on 99th birthday
May 30, 2002
Bob Hope turned 99 on Wednesday with an outpouring of birthday wishes and a new honor from the nation.
Challenge to map may affect Lawrence
May 30, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A move to keep Junction City and Fort Riley together in the 2nd Congressional District could have an effect on where Lawrence is split, officials said Wednesday. Junction City and Manhattan officials were set to meet today with Gov. Bill Graves and urge him to veto the congressional map approved earlier this month by the Legislature.
County appoints new planning commissioner
May 30, 2002
Dennis Lawson, a leader in agribusiness and resident of rural Vinland, was appointed Wednesday night to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Sound off
May 30, 2002
Are there any sports bars in Lawrence planning to have live World Cup coverage? Most World Cup games will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN2 in the wee hours of the morning when sports bars are closed. However, ABC will televise games at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday (Ireland-Cameroon) and Sunday (England-Sweden), and sports bars will be doing business as usual on those afternoons.
Lawrence High claimed four Sunflower League team championships
May 30, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Based on success in the Sunflower League, Lawrence High experienced its best sports year since the city’s second high school, Free State, opened in 1997. The Lions captured league titles in boys cross country, boys basketball, boys golf and baseball.
LHS boys basketball earns top honors
May 30, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Ballots are in and the selections have been made by a panel of one. Here are your 2001-2002 Lawrence High sports award winners, also known as the Rottsies: Team of the year: Boys basketball. The Lions, a state qualifier for the first time since 1995, finished 18-5 and captured the program’s first league title since 1986.
Wang, White won gold for Free State
May 30, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Five-year-old Free State High continues to experience growing pains. The Firebirds, though, made a splash in the Sunflower League and state scene in 2001-02.
KU Med official decries Medicare cuts
May 30, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Planned cuts to Medicare could hit not only patient care but the quality of education for medical students, a KU Med official said Wednesday.
Crime incidents down on campus
May 30, 2002
By Mike Belt Kansas University is in decline in the area of reported crime incidents, that is.
Big Blue Weekends coming back
Businesses bank on big crowds at Jayhawk football games
May 30, 2002
By Mike Belt Once again Lawrence and Kansas University will work together this fall to turn college football enthusiasm into a weekend of celebration.
Alcohol use restricted at KU
May 30, 2002
By Mike Belt In the late 1970s you could buy 3.2 beer at the Kansas Union. You also could have beer in your dorm room refrigerator.
Parking spaces limited on campus
May 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Folks in charge of regulating parking at Kansas University have a love-and-hate relationship with rule violators.
Bus system benefits students
May 30, 2002
By Joel Mathis If you’re a Kansas University student without a car, it’s still pretty easy to get around town. And it’s about to get easier.
Study-abroad programs popular
May 30, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Regan Lehman didn’t know if she could spend 2 1/2 months studying overseas. She figured it would be too expensive and she wouldn’t be able to spend that much time away from family and friends.
Deal gives 5 percent pay raise
May 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school board and teachers’ union negotiators Wednesday reached consensus on a one-year contract containing a 5 percent increase in salary and benefits. This package, coupled with previous district budget commitments, will swallow approximately two-thirds of $4.7 million the school board is capable of generating with its two-phase plan of budget cuts and fee hikes. The board drafted the plan to make certain teachers got pay raises in 2002-2003 even if the state cut education spending.
Dorothy Hartshorn
May 30, 2002
Bait and switch?
May 30, 2002
J-W Editorials Not everyone who has given money to Republican gubernatorial candidates is satisfied with where that money has ended up. The race for the Republican nomination for Kansas governor has presented an intriguing opportunity to take the advice of Watergate’s Deep Throat to “follow the money.”
Services offered to disabled students
May 30, 2002
By Dave Ranney Thirty years ago, it was hard to imagine students in a wheelchair going to Kansas University. For starters, the students had no way to get up or down the hill, and even if they did, few buildings were accessible for students with disabilities.
Astros crush Cardinals, 10-5
May 30, 2002
Julio Lugo is starting to believe in himself. Hitting .333 in May has helped.
Planning commission OKs open shelter for homeless
May 30, 2002
By Joel Mathis Plans for an “open” summertime homeless shelter at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church received approval Wednesday from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Horoscopes
May 30, 2002
World Online: Arts & Entertainment Calendar
May 30, 2002
Private donors fuel funding for construction projects
May 30, 2002
It’s hard to go to Kansas University’s campus without seeing a bulldozer or crane.
Part-time jobs help pay expenses
May 30, 2002
By Jim Baker For Rachel Seidle, going to school is about much more than just hitting the books.
Time management vital to success
May 30, 2002
By Jim Baker When students leave behind the comfortable nest of home and high school to come to Kansas University, they have to take a major step forward in terms of being responsible for their own lives.
Advising available for new students
May 30, 2002
By Mark Fagan Checklist for arriving on campus: Buy Jayhawk T-shirt.
City high schools year in review
Lawrence High claimed four Sunflower League team championships
May 30, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Based on success in the Sunflower League, Lawrence High experienced its best sports year since the city’s second high school, Free State, opened in 1997. The Lions captured league titles in boys cross country, boys basketball, boys golf and baseball.
Aubrey W. Martin
May 30, 2002
Original author of Nancy Drew series dies
May 30, 2002
Mildred Wirt Benson, the author who created Nancy Drew, girl sleuth, and inspired generations of young women with the teen-age heroine’s spunk, independence and resourcefulness, has died at 96.
FBI: 9-11 clues missed
May 30, 2002
The FBI’s embattled director acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that investigators might have been able to uncover part of the Sept. 11 plot if the FBI had properly put together all the clues in the possession of the bureau and other agencies. FBI Director Robert Mueller told reporters that the Minnesota arrest of alleged Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and warnings from a Phoenix FBI agent about terrorists at aviation schools would not, on their own, have led investigators to the Sept. 11 plot.
Theft of purse at cemetery bewilders, saddens victim
May 30, 2002
By Mindie Paget It’s unthinkable, really. While 83-year-old Sarah Miller on Saturday morning knelt next to the graves of her husband and infant daughter at Oak Hill Cemetery, someone opened her car door and made off with her purse.
British guard Afghan border
May 30, 2002
Hundreds of British troops have begun patrolling near the Pakistani border to stop al-Qaida and Taliban fighters from slipping back into Afghanistan in a remote area where a warlord opponent of the United States may be active. The new British deployment, codenamed Operation Buzzard, will last for several weeks and cover plains south and east of the city of Khost, near the Pakistani border, British military spokesman Lt. Col. Ben Curry said.
Contract agreement reached
Deal gives 5 percent pay raise; layoffs stand
May 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school board and teachers’ union negotiators Wednesday reached consensus on a one-year contract containing a 5 percent increase in salary and benefits. This package, coupled with previous district budget commitments, will swallow approximately two-thirds of $4.7 million the school board is capable of generating with its two-phase plan of budget cuts and fee hikes. The board drafted the plan to make certain teachers got pay raises in 2002-2003 even if the state cut education spending.
Downtown venues feature bands
May 30, 2002
J-W Staff Reports House of Blues works with many downtown venues.
Briefly
May 30, 2002
Bush signs measure naming Dole VA center President steps down at Oklahoma State Sinkholes open on Interstate 4 Defendant killed in courtroom shooting
Briefly
May 30, 2002
Miss Russia is Miss Universe Levy jewelry pieces sought American-born prisoner can meet with an attorney Cable TV movie planned on American Taliban
Area racing schedules
May 30, 2002
Hurricanes overcoming long odds
Carolina stuns NHL by reaching finals
May 30, 2002
This is a franchise with a miserable postseason past, the NHL’s youngest coach and a collection of players who aren’t exactly household names.
Libraries ‘tremendous resource’
May 30, 2002
By Mindie Paget So, your English professor has just assigned a 12-page paper on symbolism in Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening.” Ugh that means a trip to the library.
Meal plans dish plenty
May 30, 2002
By Jim Baker To an incoming student at Kansas University, all the different dining options that are available can be a bit bewildering.
Living arrangements vary
May 30, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Bathrooms and roommates they’re two issues that should be on the mind of every Kansas University student seeking to live on campus.
Development Center delivers help, answers
May 30, 2002
By Mindie Paget In the basement of Strong Hall that regal building on Jayhawk Boulevard with the big bronze Jayhawk out front is an off-the-beaten-path office you might want to know about.
Extra activities spice college life
May 30, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Being involved in a club or organization isn’t just a way to have fun. It’s a way to put your education to work, said Jonathan Ng, Leawood senior and student body president at Kansas University.
Student leaders set several goals
May 30, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Jonathan Ng is the first Asian-American student body president elected at Kansas University, and he wants to use his position to help increase ethnic diversity on campus.
Agassi, Williams sisters prevail
Nothing wacky happens during Wednesday’s competition
May 30, 2002
Order was restored at the French Open on Wednesday: Andre Agassi, Jennifer Capriati and the Williams sisters overwhelmed their opponents. Gustavo Kuerten outlasted his, then celebrated with adoring fans.
Not kidding around
Young guns driving like seasoned veterans
May 30, 2002
When he won the NAPA 500 at California Speedway last month, 26-year-old Jimmie Johnson became the fifth Winston Cup rookie to win a race in the past four seasons. Before 1999, no rookie had won a Cup race in the previous 11 seasons.
Suspects in robbery arrested after chase
May 30, 2002
By Mike Belt Two men suspected in the holdup of a Lawrence hotel late Wednesday afternoon were caught by police after car and foot chases that ended in a western Lawrence neighborhood cul-de-sac and grocery store parking lot. One suspect was arrested after police trapped his car in the cul-de-sac at Pinnacle Court just west of Sierra Drive, police said.
Spelling bee change creates buzz
New written exam speeds elimination of contestants
May 30, 2002
Ninety die-hard contestants will compete for the title of the nation’s top speller today, after surviving the crucible of Round 1 plus a grueling, 25-word written test in Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee.
Shepek relishes job
Security manager ‘excited’ about 2002
May 30, 2002
By Lisa Scheller It’s not the racing and it’s not the security that get Larry Shepek, Kansas Speedway’s security manager, all worked up. It’s the patriotism.
Cobb eager for ARCA debut
KC driver: ‘I think this could be be the start of something’
May 30, 2002
By Andrew Hartsock Jennifer Jo Cobb is about to perform on a considerably bigger stage, and she won’t even have to leave home to do it. Cobb, a 28-year-old Kansas City native and regular NASCAR Late Modified driver at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo., will make her ARCA RE/MAX Series debut at this weekend’s BPU 200 at Kansas Speedway.
May 30, 2002
By Andrew Hartsock Jennifer Jo Cobb is about to perform on a considerably bigger stage, and she won’t even have to leave home to do it. Cobb, a 28-year-old Kansas City native and regular NASCAR Late Modified driver at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo., will make her ARCA RE/MAX Series debut at this weekend’s BPU 200 at Kansas Speedway.
Local briefs
May 30, 2002
Travel: New turnpike service area to celebrate grand opening Turnpike and government officials on Friday will celebrate the grand opening of a new service area that opened this week about five miles east of the East Topeka interchange on the Kansas Turnpike. The 10:30 a.m. ceremony will include remarks from Gov. Bill Graves, Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer and turnpike representatives. The new area combines food and fuel facilities traditionally housed in separate buildings into one 17,297-square-foot structure. Instead of just one restaurant and a gasoline station, it contains a Hardee’s, Taco Bueno, Bresler’s Ice Cream, gourmet coffee shop, pizza place and convenience store that sells Conoco fuel. The new service area also contains a business communication center with direct Internet access, dial-up capabilities, fax, copier and laptop hookups. The service area is located on the north side of the highway and is accessible by over-the-road entrance and exit ramps. _________ Courts: Suspect in kidnapping may enter plea agreement One of two men charged with breaking into a Lawrence home and holding a couple against their wills may enter into a plea agreement and testify against his alleged accomplice. At the request of the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, District Judge Mike Malone Wednesday delayed preliminary hearings for suspects Timothy J. James, 40, Lawrence, and Michael L. Johnson, 34, Kansas City, Mo. Assistant Dist. Atty. Ruth Ritthaler asked for the delay because negotiations were taking place with Johnson and his attorney, Jim George. Malone rescheduled the hearings for 9 a.m. June 19. James and Johnson are charged with two counts of kidnapping, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and false impersonation of a police officer. The District Attorney’s Office has released few details about the incident that allegedly occurred Jan. 15, 2000. During an earlier hearing, Johnson said he had been acting as a bounty hunter. _________ Medicine: KU professor joins panel of Muscular Dystrophy Assn. A professor at the Kansas University Medical Center has been named to a national committee of the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. Arthur Dick, professor of neurology and director of the MDA clinic at the Med Center, will serve on MDA’s newly formed, 19-member Clinical Services Advisory Committee. The committee’s goal is to monitor, maintain and enhance the quality of clinical care at MDA’s 230 outpatient clinics. Julie Slack, MDA health care services coordinator in Johnson County, also will serve on the committee. _________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.26 at several locations in the city, including Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets, Conoco at Sixth Street and Crestline Drive, and Citgo, Total and Conoco on North Second Street. 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.
Jarrett finally fulfilling destiny
Third-generation driver defending BPU 200 champion
May 30, 2002
By Andrew Hartsock Jason Jarrett’s foray into auto racing was anything but preordained. A native of NASCAR-mad Hickory, N.C., with a racing-famous father and grandfather, Jarrett spent hours in the auto shop.
Third-generation driver defending BPU 200 champion
May 30, 2002
By Andrew Hartsock Jason Jarrett’s foray into auto racing was anything but preordained. A native of NASCAR-mad Hickory, N.C., with a racing-famous father and grandfather, Jarrett spent hours in the auto shop.
Briefcase
May 30, 2002
Fight over fishing plans brewing in European Union Business school wins grant Aquila faces new lawsuit Home Depot founder puzzled by firm’s sliding stock price
Area racing schedules
May 30, 2002
Kansas Speedway June 1 Â ARCA RE/MAX Series BPU 200 and NASCAR Winston West Series kansasspeedway.com 150
6Sports video reports: Jayhawks will compete in NCAA’s Track and Field Championships
May 30, 2002
Three women and three men are representing Kansas University at the championships.
House of Blues fuels local music scene
May 30, 2002
By Jon Niccum Liberty Hall is quiet, considering how much activity is happening on the stage.
KU Med official decries Medicare cuts
May 30, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Planned cuts to Medicare could hit not only patient care but the quality of education for medical students, a KU Med official said Wednesday.