Archive for Friday, September 7, 2001

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September 7, 2001
Suspect pleads innocent in spouse’s maiming Oskaloosa Ronald Decker told a judge Thursday he did not shoot off his wife’s finger in an incident last February at their rural McLouth home. Decker, 52, pleaded innocent to a charge of aggravated battery during arraignment before Jefferson County District Judge Gary Nafziger. No trial date was assigned, but a pre-trial conference was set for Sept. 18. Decker is accused of firing a pistol in an attempt to shoot a can from his wife’s hand. The bullet severed the ring finger on her left hand. Decker also is charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 4, 1999, shooting death of Lloyd Green. Green’s body was unearthed behind Decker’s house in July by Jefferson County Sheriff’s officers and Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents. The murder trial is set for Oct. 30. Decker remains in the Jefferson County Jail on $500,000 bond. __________ Street closing: Festivities force KU to close West Campus road Preparations for “KU First: Invest in Excellence” kickoff events will close a portion of a road on Kansas University’s West Campus today. Crestline Drive from 15th Street to Irving Hill Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to midnight. The Lied Center, Nichols Hall and other West Campus buildings can be accessed from south and east on 19th Street and Irving Hill Road. Several events are planned this weekend surrounding the official kickoff of KU First, a $500 million fund-raising campaign for KU. Festivities start at 6 p.m. today with a gala event at the Lied Center. A faculty and staff breakfast on the lawn behind Nichols Hall and the KU Endowment Assn. building begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. __________ Tobacco industry: Chemist who inspired movie to speak in Lawrence Chemist Jeffrey Wigand this month will visit Lawrence to clear the air about his involvement in a blockbuster tobacco industry dispute. Wigand, known for corporate whistle-blowing that was the basis for “The Insider,” will be the luncheon speaker Sept. 26 at the Kansas Public Health Assn. conference at Lawrence Holidome. He’ll speak that morning at Central Junior High School about the hazards of tobacco and how tobacco companies seek new customers among the nation’s children. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 49,000 Kansas children will start smoking this year. Wigand was a chemist with Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. when fired from a position that he thought would lead to development of a less harmful cigarette. His revelations about the company’s knowledge of tobacco as addictive and deadly were a factor in a $240 billion settlement agreement between state attorneys general and the tobacco industry. __________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.619 per gallon at Citgo, 2005 W. Ninth St. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Politics as usual
September 7, 2001
Daily ticker
September 7, 2001
The last words
Clergy use skill to deliver eulogies for unknown
September 7, 2001
By Jim Baker Eulogies are important to David Hallenbeck.
Nowak services
September 7, 2001
Athletes of the Week
September 7, 2001
In TV sports, looks key for women
It’s as if job description for female sideline reporters is ‘only attractive need apply’
September 7, 2001
Raise your hand if you believe Melissa Stark’s looks had nothing to do with ABC hiring her as a sideline reporter when the network revamped its “Monday Night Football” crew before last season. Fool.
Arthur V. Redd
September 7, 2001
Finley pitches Indians to 6-4 win
Victory over Red Sox gives Cleveland seven-game lead in AL Central
September 7, 2001
A healthy and productive Chuck Finley is critical for the Cleveland Indians’ playoff drive.
FSHS starters
September 7, 2001
FSHS OFFENSE
A dear neighbor
September 7, 2001
Whose land?
September 7, 2001
Bad decision
September 7, 2001
A slap at workers
September 7, 2001
Kathy Bomberger
September 7, 2001
Mabel Irene Cowart
September 7, 2001
On the record
September 7, 2001
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