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Exhibit design helps zoo visitors to know animals
May 26, 2003
It was too good to be true for Majola the lion. A woman and her small child — easy prey — had walked into his new cage, right in front of him. Excited, Majola lunged and made Craig Rhodes, Lee Engler and Matt Schindler proud.
Sierra Club invites public to outings
May 26, 2003
The Wakarusa Group of Sierra Club invites the public to two scheduled field outings.
Honored service
May 26, 2003
Those who have honorably served in the U.S. military deserve the special thanks and respect of America. It’s been a while since most Americans have known someone who was actively involved in combat on behalf of the United States.
National service would address vital needs
May 26, 2003
Another Memorial Day finds the American people once again acknowledging the debt we owe the men and women who serve this nation in uniform.
Cruise ship explosion kills at least four
May 26, 2003
An explosion and fire in the boiler room of a docked cruise ship killed at least four crew members Sunday and injured more than 15 others, authorities said. The blast did not cause any injuries among the more than 2,100 passengers.
Free State High School Class of 2003
May 26, 2003
Free State High School announces its graduates for 2003.
Small-town heroes killed in Iraq remembered today
May 26, 2003
It is a postage stamp of a town, a place where on Memorial Day they just go ahead and read the names of every resident who ever served in wartime — from the Civil War on — whether they died in battle or years later.
Grads cap off celebrations
LHS, Free State seniors close chapter
May 26, 2003
End-zone celebrations Sunday at Memorial Stadium weren’t in reaction to rare Jayhawk touchdowns. Screams from thousands of admirers, blasts from noisemakers and camera flashes from the bleachers were in honor of 396 Lawrence High School and 357 Free State High School seniors earning diplomas with the Class of 2003.
Pioneer Cemetery preserves history, prepares for future
West Campus landmark unites university, city
May 26, 2003
Visiting Pioneer Cemetery is more than a history lesson for Bob Malott. Though the cemetery is home to Lawrence’s oldest graves — including several victims of William Quantrill’s 1863 raid on the city — it’s also the final resting place for some of the most influential people in Kansas University history.
Local briefs
May 26, 2003
¢ Topeka police plan to order more stun guns ¢ Radio: KPR wins awards from Associated Press
Late-night legislating yields state’s flawed tax policies
May 26, 2003
In a letter to the Ephesians, the apostle Paul admonished fellow Christians to avoid “fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.”
On the record
May 26, 2003
Grain elevators banking on strong wheat harvest
May 26, 2003
As drought lingered for more than three years in western Kansas, the Garden City Co-op scaled back its operations and cut half of its 122 employees.
San Antonio on verge of berth
Spurs eye Finals; Mavericks show guts, but fall short, 102-95
May 26, 2003
A combination of small ball, guts and resiliency weren’t enough to defeat the San Antonio Spurs. Almost, but not quite.
Interest is too little, too late
May 26, 2003
It’s too bad that she can’t understand irony. What else would a 22-year-old make of the state of Florida’s sudden interest in her? What else would she make of Florida’s belated desire to stand guard over her body?
Woodling: NCAA academic reform following lead of Big 12
May 26, 2003
Whenever anyone in the NCAA starts to talk about academic reform, eyes glaze over and minds jump-shift to more important things — like if you remembered to take out the trash or whether to choose paper or plastic at the grocery store.
K.C. good to last strike - Athletics 4, Royals 3, 10 innings
Durazo belts two-out, game-tying homer in ninth
May 26, 2003
Darrell May was one pitch away from an impressive complete game. Unfortunately, that one pitch was just terrible.
Briefly
May 26, 2003
¢ California: Police rescue child in washing machine ¢ New Hampshire: House explosion kills child, injures six ¢ Virginia: Sailor presumed dead; second said missing ¢ Iraq: Exploding missile kills three in Baghdad ¢ Philippines: Passenger ferry sinks, killing 25; 203 rescued
Briefly
May 26, 2003
¢ Toronto: Test results clear first herd tied to mad cow disease ¢ Florida: Five people found dead after suspect surrenders ¢ Turkey: Plane carrying peacekeepers crashes, killing 74 aboard
Serena applauds Sorenstam’s effort
Williams has no desire to compete against men’s netters, though, as elite tourney begins today
May 26, 2003
Serena Williams was impressed by Annika Sorenstam’s foray onto the PGA Tour. The No. 1 women’s tennis player has no desire to play against men, though.
NASCAR Coca-Cola 600: Johnson: I am dumbfounded
Driver surprised to be named winner when rain halts race after 414 of 600 miles
May 26, 2003
Jimmie Johnson walked into the NASCAR officials’ trailer to check on the weather. He walked out of it as the winner of the Coca-Cola 600.
Horoscopes
May 26, 2003
Lawrence High School Class of 2003
May 26, 2003
Lawrence High School announces its graduates for 2003.
Israeli Cabinet agrees to pursue U.S.-backed peace plan
May 26, 2003
In a historic vote cast under intense U.S. pressure, Israel’s government narrowly approved an internationally backed “road map” to peace Sunday and for the first time recognized the Palestinians’ right to statehood. But it left itself an escape hatch from unwelcome parts of the plan.
Class of 2003 pulls all-nighter for ‘Project’
May 26, 2003
Years of classwork were over and so was the “Pomp and Circumstance,” thus Lawrence’s newest high school graduates were ready to party Sunday night. More than 600 from Lawrence and Free State high schools, Lawrence Alternative High School and Bishop Seabury Academy were predicted to show up at The Granada, 1020 Mass., to pull one last all-nighter.
Offices, banks to observe holiday
May 26, 2003
All local, state and federal government offices and public services will be closed today for Memorial Day in Lawrence and nearby cities and counties.
Alzheimer’s group seeks art volunteers
May 26, 2003
The Alzheimer’s Assn. runs a program called Memories in the Making that encourages people suffering from Alzheimer’s to express themselves through art.
Deborah Kaye Heide
May 26, 2003
No public services are planned for Deborah Kaye Heide, 37, Lawrence.
May 26, 2003
Martha K. Lefholz-Wittenberg
May 26, 2003
Lester E. Hey
May 26, 2003
Himpel services
May 26, 2003
Federal budget is a time bomb
May 26, 2003
For many years, fiscal experts have warned that the government’s retirement programs were a ticking time bomb that could explode under future generations.
Real philosophy
May 26, 2003
Old home town - 100 years ago today
May 26, 2003
Secret weapon hiding at home
May 26, 2003
Item: U.S. military officials are using heavy metal music and kiddie-show theme songs to mentally break down Iraqi POWs. … “Trust me, it works,” one U.S. operative told Newsweek. — New York Daily News, May 19
State of Illinois bans ephedra
Use of herbal supplement now illegal in Land of Lincoln
May 26, 2003
Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed the nation’s first statewide ban on ephedra Sunday, flanked by the parents of a 16-year-old football player who died of a heart attack after taking the diet supplement.
SARS death toll passes 700
Taiwan continues to refuse China’s help
May 26, 2003
The worldwide death toll from the SARS virus surpassed 700 Sunday after Taiwan reported 12 new deaths and China reported seven. Still, Taiwan angrily refused rival China’s offers of help and scolded Beijing for blocking the island’s efforts to join the World Health Organization.
Allergy sufferers, insurers shuffle drug costs
May 26, 2003
Linda Coover’s allergies give her a hard time. “When the pollen and mold counts go up, my nose shuts down,” she said. “I live on nasal spray.” She used to take Claritin, the best-selling prescription allergy medication — but not anymore. “It got way too expensive,” said Coover, a filing clerk at Douglas County District Court.
Drought whittles custom cutters, but ‘adequate supply’ remains
May 26, 2003
Their ranks decimated by drought, fewer custom harvesters will follow the ripening winter wheat harvest northward across the nation this year.
Glitches hamper Gordon’s twinbill
Broken engine part, rain ruin doubleheader
May 26, 2003
Robby Gordon thought he had cars good enough to win two races Sunday. A broken part and rain ruined his bid.
American League Roundup: Blue Jays complete sweep
New York suffers 11th loss in last 12 home games
May 26, 2003
Now, the New York Yankees really need Roger Clemens.
Clemens going for 300th today
May 26, 2003
If only the Mets had scrounged up $15,000 more, it might have been different for Roger Clemens.
Baseball Briefs
May 26, 2003
¢ Sox put Martinez on DL ¢ Rookie breaks wrist ¢ Vina leaves game ¢ Bonds forced to sit
Niedermayers gear for Stanley Cup
Brothers to compete for hockey’s top prize
May 26, 2003
Skating on the ponds of British Columbia in western Canada, Scott Niedermayer always thought he had an advantage playing against his younger brother, Rob.
Nets say job unfinished
May 26, 2003
Rick Carlisle played for the New Jersey Nets 13 years ago, scoring one basket all season as his career came to a dead end with a dead-end franchise.
Sixers set to learn fate of coach
Brown pondering leaving NBA team
May 26, 2003
The Philadelphia 76ers should know by midweek whether Larry Brown will return for a seventh season as coach.
National League Roundup: Cubs keep winning without Sosa
May 26, 2003
Two weeks away from Wrigley Field without Sammy Sosa would have crushed Chicago in the past.
Longhorns snag Big 12 baseball title - Texas 10, Baylor 8, 10 innings
May 26, 2003
Curtis Thigpen, the No. 9 hitter in the Texas lineup, hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Longhorns a 10-8 victory over Baylor for their second straight Big 12 Conference tournament title Sunday.
On the money
May 26, 2003
Sometimes, the most difficult hurdle in the hunt for financial security is the challenge of Wall Street terminology.
Schilling lashes out
Ace breaks camera used to judge umps
May 26, 2003
Umpires who don’t like the new electronic system that evaluates their calls on balls and strikes have gained an outspoken ally in Curt Schilling.
Latest in digital photography shows up at area graduations
May 26, 2003
When the announcer got to the fourth column of names on the graduation list, Greg got up. Camera in hand, my brother worked his way out of the bleachers. He joined other parents slowly edging their way up to the front, near the stage.
Home insurance often needs to be increased
Rising values call for review
May 26, 2003
If home is where the heart is — not to mention a major portion of your investment portfolio — you should be actively protecting that vital organ. Instead, most homeowners put a review of their home-insurance policy about as high on the to-do list as reading credit-card agreement policies.
People
May 26, 2003
¢ Giuliani says ‘I do’ (again) ¢ D’oh! ‘Simpsons’ creator honored ¢ ‘Laverne & Shirley’ actress gets star on Walk of Fame ¢ Streep challenges graduates
Columbine-style film tops at Cannes
Van Sant movie loosely based on shootings
May 26, 2003
Director Gus Van Sant’s “Elephant,” a disturbing film loosely based on the Columbine shootings, won top prize Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival.
Willie Nelson show draws Clapton, Costello
May 26, 2003
Country music’s favorite outlaw and red-headed stranger celebrates his 70th birthday with the all-star concert special “Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin”’ (8 p.m., USA). The veteran singer-songwriter is joined by performers and admirers from several generations and many musical genres.
Lawmakers propose removing Iran’s leaders
May 26, 2003
Iran’s hard-line government, accused by the Bush administration of harboring top al-Qaida members, poses a big problem for the United States and should be replaced, lawmakers said Sunday.
Indianapolis 500: Got milk? De Ferran does
Castroneves’ threepeat ruined by teammate
May 26, 2003
Same team, same country, different driver. Gil de Ferran held off Helio Castroneves on a six-lap sprint to the end Sunday to win the Indianapolis 500, spoiling his Brazilian teammate’s bid for an unprecedented third straight victory.
Lawrence city commission
May 26, 2003
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband channel 25
Family curse hits Andretti one last time
May 26, 2003
Michael Andretti’s last ride at Indy was on a golf cart. With his wife, Leslie, balanced in his lap and his father, Mario, at the wheel, Michael took a spin through Gasoline Alley at speeds considerably slower than 200 mph.
Briefly
May 26, 2003
¢ Journal-World staff wins awards ¢ Theater, film department honors students, alumni ¢ Library plans sessions for teen volunteers