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Gleason found guilty of first-degree murder in 1999 slaying
August 2, 2002
(Updated Friday at 3:33 p.m.) OSKALOOSA A Jefferson County jury took less than 90 minutes Friday to find Noah Gleason, Lawrence, guilty of first-degree murder in the 1999 shooting death of Clarence Rinke.
Omaha man arrested in Lawrence parking lot shooting
August 2, 2002
(Updated Friday at 3:30 p.m.) Lawrence police arrested a 29-year-old Omaha, Neb., man early Friday morning in connection with a shooting incident in a Lawrence restaurant parking lot.
U.S. students defiant after Hebrew University attack
August 2, 2002
(Updated Friday at 7:44 a.m.) JERUSALEM A day after a bombing that killed seven people, including five Americans, many U.S. students opened a new semester at Hebrew University saying they wouldn’t be driven away by the attack. But some were shaken enough to consider leaving.
Louise J. Everley
August 2, 2002
Lawrence briefs
August 2, 2002
Paving to narrow 15th Street Menninger again delays picking school partner Bishop Seabury closes deal on new Alvamar campus UMKC sociologist dies
Lawrence briefs
August 2, 2002
 Paving to narrow 15th Street  Menninger again delays picking school partner  Bishop Seabury closes deal on new Alvamar campus  UMKC sociologist dies
Kenneth Paul Irwin
August 2, 2002
Services for Kenneth Paul Irwin, 77, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Northland Christian Church, Topeka. Burial will be in Valley Falls Cemetery. Mr. Irwin died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at a Topeka nursing home.
Golfito support
August 2, 2002
6News video reports: Kansans voice opinions on school funding
August 2, 2002
The World Company poll covers school funding issues; also, Dave Kerr wants to be governor to deal with economic concerns.
Cleveland stuns Shock
August 2, 2002
In a battle between the worst teams in the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Rockers found a little extra at the end.
Ravens lock Lewis for 7 years
Linebacker to receive $19 million bonus
August 2, 2002
Ray Lewis was delighted about having enough money to keep his mother happy for the rest of her life. The Baltimore Ravens were elated about securing their All-Pro linebacker for seven more years, and freeing up enough salary-cap space to begin negotiations with free agent defensive tackle Sam Adams.
Miami tops preseason poll
August 2, 2002
The Miami Hurricanes begin this season where they ended the last one, ranked No. 1 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches’ poll, one of the two polls used by the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) formula to determine the two teams that play for the national championship.
Reds GM apologizes for making 9-11 remark
August 2, 2002
Reds general manager Jim Bowden compared a potential baseball strike with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, then apologized.
Royals activate Affeldt
August 2, 2002
The Kansas City Royals on Thursday activated left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, who had been on the disabled list with a finger blister and broken nail.
Praeger campaign funds attacked
August 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Republican insurance commissioner candidate Bryan Riley on Thursday called on his opponent, Sen. Sandy Praeger of Lawrence, to return $1,450 in campaign contributions from executives and lobbyists of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and Anthem Insurance Cos. Praeger refused, and her campaign accused Riley of negative campaigning.
6Sports video reports: The Raiders’ bats are silenced
August 2, 2002
The high-offense Lawrence Raiders team was beaten by a 93-mile-an-hour slider.
Steam engines to show muscle
August 2, 2002
By Mindie Paget This year’s McLouth Threshing Bee steam engine show will be louder, faster and pack a little more muscle.
Janet Taylor Conover
August 2, 2002
Opal B. Stoebener
August 2, 2002
Bush, king of Jordan differ on Iraq, Mideast
August 2, 2002
President Bush and a key Arab ally, Jordan’s King Abdullah, found themselves in disagreement Thursday over a possible U.S. attack to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and over the pace of American peacemaking in the Middle East.
Pope ends trip to Americas trying to win Indians back
August 2, 2002
Greeting his followers in the Zapotec language, Pope John Paul II ended an 11-day pilgrimage on Thursday by reaching out to Indians, who have been steadily deserting the Roman Catholic church, and urging the faithful to treat native Americans with greater respect.
Research suggests that with calories, less is more
August 2, 2002
For the first time, researchers have found evidence suggesting people may live longer by eating fewer calories each day, a dietary restriction that already has shown in experiments to extend the lives of laboratory animals by up to 40 percent.
Bush wins ‘fast-track’ trade authority
August 2, 2002
Congress on Thursday returned to the president the power to negotiate trade agreements, passing legislation that also helps workers hurt by the economic fallout from global commerce. “We can show the world that America will lead the way in building a new consensus on international trade,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont.
Witnesses to fatal mob beating sought
August 2, 2002
Pleading with residents to “break the code of silence,” community leaders went door-to-door Thursday to find witnesses to the slaying of two men who were dragged from a van after an accident and beaten by an angry mob.
Local briefs
August 2, 2002
Free fair: Truck breakdown causes event cancellation Music: Fiddling, picking contest seeking participants Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks deals
Contest joins fashion, sheep
August 2, 2002
By Mindie Paget The toughest girls at the Douglas County Free Fair on Thursday weren’t tromping around in boots and spurs. They were wearing wool.
Kenneth Paul Irwin
August 2, 2002
Israeli army advances into West Bank town; 2 killed
August 2, 2002
Israeli troops entered the narrow alleyways of the Old City of Nablus early today, residents said, after about 150 armored vehicles moved into the West Bank city after midnight.
Ashcroft friend pitched OKC deal to tap Sept. 11 victims’ fund
August 2, 2002
A longtime friend and adviser to Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft signed up Oklahoma City bombing survivors as clients with a promise to use his connections to win them government compensation in exchange for 10 percent to 27.5 percent of the proceeds.
Fans flock to Wisconsin for raising of the Dead
August 2, 2002
The Grateful Dead may not be the same without Jerry, but that isn’t stopping fans from trekking to a tiny Wisconsin town for a landmark reunion tour this weekend.
Actors join fight against ageism
August 2, 2002
When it came time to hire a crew for his film “4 Faces,” veteran character actor Peter Mark Richman favored experience over youth.
Kansans split on school vouchers; governor candidates opposed
August 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansans are divided on the issue of school vouchers, but gubernatorial candidates aren’t they oppose them. Forty-three percent of registered Kansas voters oppose the government giving tax-funded tuition vouchers to help send children to private schools, while 40 percent supported the idea and 17 percent were undecided, according to The World Company Poll.
Repeal of turnpike tolls favored by 47 percent of respondents
August 2, 2002
By Mindie Paget It seems most motorists are looking for a free ride on the Kansas Turnpike. But turnpike officials say there’s no such thing.
Centennial Park
August 2, 2002
One makes for a relaxing way to enjoy a walk in the park. The other qualifies as an extreme sport. You can find them right next to each other in Centennial Park. Lawrence’s disc golf course and public skate park make an odd couple, but they both challenge their participants’ skill and athleticism — in very different ways.
Abducted teens rescued; assailant shot to death
August 2, 2002
Two teenage girls abducted at gunpoint early Thursday from a lovers’ lane were rescued 100 miles away after their kidnapper crashed his getaway car and was shot to death by sheriff’s deputies, authorities said. Kern County Sheriff Carl Sparks said he was certain the kidnapper was minutes away from killing the girls and had chosen a remote location in the high desert. He said the girls had been raped.
Americans vow to stay after Hebrew U. attack
Hamas claims responsibility for bombing; Bush ‘furious’ about deaths of five U.S. citizens
August 2, 2002
A day after a bombing that killed seven people, including five Americans, U.S. students opened a new summer session at Hebrew University in mourning Thursday, saying they wouldn’t be driven away by the attack. “It hardened my resolve to stay,” said Daniel Faraha, 20, of Carmel, Ind., who walked out of the cafeteria at the Frank Sinatra International Student Center about three minutes before the explosion Wednesday. The bombers, he said, “did this because they wanted us to run away.”
Low tuition, higher pay for profs find support
August 2, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Nearly 60 percent of Kansans think the state should do more to keep tuition low and increase faculty salaries at its universities. But that doesn’t mean they’re willing to pay more taxes to get it done.
Public schools need money, voters agree
Difficulty lies in developing a funding fix
August 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Jamie Lindeman is like a lot of parents with children in school. She has strong feelings about public schools, a mixture of positives and negatives.
Briefcase
August 2, 2002
Economic reports cause investors to sell stocks Bombardier to cut jobs at Wichita facility Williams shares rise on news of asset sales Court allows Vanguard to seek new financing
Sprint faces lawsuit over spam e-mail
August 2, 2002
In what’s apparently the first use of Utah’s new anti-spam law, lawyers are seeking damages from Sprint Communications Co. for an unsolicited advertisement e-mailed to a Utah man.
Jobless claims rise as manufacturing slows
August 2, 2002
Manufacturing grew more slowly, construction spending fell to its lowest level in almost two years and new claims for jobless benefits went up, signs that the economy’s road to recovery is hitting a rough patch. The latest batch of economic reports released Thursday underscored the difficulties facing companies and workers amid an uneven recovery. And, they raised new questions about where the economy is heading.
Daily ticker
August 2, 2002
Full Frontal’ reveals experimental roots for Soderbergh
August 2, 2002
My feeling about “Full Frontal” is that I would rather have been told about it than seen it, so let’s see what I can do for you:
Signs’ gives new visibility to crop circle phenomena
Mel Gibson encounters vicious circles in creepy ‘Signs’
August 2, 2002
By Jon Niccum M. Night Shyamalan has proven himself a master of misdirection. His previous mainstream films, “The Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable,” provided effective shock endings by expertly diverting the audience’s attention. The creepy “Sense” convinced viewers that the solution to its central mystery resided within a troubled boy, when the real answer lay in the psychologist who treated him. Similarly, “Unbreakable” seemed to be about unlocking the origin of a physically invulnerable man, when the key to his abilities involved the comic store owner who discovered him.
State briefs
August 2, 2002
Victim crushed by crane Body found at lake Church bookkeeper charged with fraud
K.C. Zoo defends animal transfers
August 2, 2002
Kansas City Zoo is disputing a magazine report it shipped unwanted animals to “roadside zoos” with substandard conditions. “We’re very diligent about the procedures we go through in placing animals,” zoo spokeswoman Jennifer Davis said Wednesday.
Yarn donations sought to outfit students
August 2, 2002
The Knitters and Crocheters Group is requesting donations of yarn to make hats and mittens for children in the Head Start program.
Farmland attorney tries to reassure bondholders
August 2, 2002
Bondholders in bankrupt agriculture cooperative Farmland Industries can expect to see some of their money, but how much won’t be known until later, the cooperative’s lead bankruptcy attorney said. “We believe there will be a return to the unsecured creditors,” Farmland attorney Larry Frazen told about 500 people, mostly bondholders, who filled a Kansas City hotel ballroom this week for a hearing on the cooperative’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy. “We are confident they will not be wiped out. The likelihood of people being wiped out are slim, very slim.”
Contest joins fashion, sheep
August 2, 2002
By Mindie Paget The toughest girls at the Douglas County Free Fair on Thursday weren’t tromping around in boots and spurs. They were wearing wool.
Praeger campaign funds attacked
August 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Republican insurance commissioner candidate Bryan Riley on Thursday called on his opponent, Sen. Sandy Praeger of Lawrence, to return $1,450 in campaign contributions from executives and lobbyists of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and Anthem Insurance Cos. Praeger refused, and her campaign accused Riley of negative campaigning.
Kansans split on school vouchers
August 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansans are divided on the issue of school vouchers, but gubernatorial candidates aren’t  they oppose them. Forty-three percent of registered Kansas voters oppose the government giving tax-funded tuition vouchers to help send children to private schools, while 40 percent supported the idea and 17 percent were undecided, according to The World Company Poll.
Repeal of turnpike tolls favored by 47 percent of respondents
August 2, 2002
By Mindie Paget It seems most motorists are looking for a free ride on the Kansas Turnpike. But turnpike officials say there’s no such thing.
Louise J. Everley
August 2, 2002
Services for Louise J. Everley, 88, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Mrs. Everley died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Obesity issue
August 2, 2002
To the editor: It was a coincidence to see the article in the July 29 J-W dealing with educators gaining perspective at internship by working at McDonald’s restaurant. I also saw a cartoon in the editorial section the same day showing a fat Wimpy eating hamburgers and telling Popeye the Sailor Man, he can pay for these burgers if his suit against the fast (fat) food industry for making him obese succeeds.
Sound off
August 2, 2002
I’ve heard rumors that this will be the last year for the Douglas County Demolition Derby. Is this true? There is no end in sight for the Douglas County Demolition Derby, said Margaret Kalb, executive secretary of the Douglas County Free Fair Board.
Obesity issue
August 2, 2002
On the record
August 2, 2002
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
Program defense
August 2, 2002
To the editor: I attended the tropical studies program in Golfito, Costa Rica, in the fall semester of 2001. I was saddened to see that KU has decided to cancel the program and hope to see it reinstated in the very near future. The cancellation of such a unique program is a great loss for KU and a greater loss for potential students of the tropical studies program who are now being denied a rich and fulfilling experience.
Dorothy Leary
August 2, 2002
Briefly
August 2, 2002
IRA dissidents blamed in fatal bomb attack Bank crisis continues; looters raid shops Coast guard unit to train in United States Son of former dictator won’t appeal conviction
Briefly
August 2, 2002
Residents make stand against raging wildfire Airport plans cancelled Bush signs measure aimed at reducing nursing shortage Senate approves defense bill
Briefly
August 2, 2002
Earth is showing spread around middle Governor: Carry guns while serial killer loose Cheerleading coach guilty in sex case Gene may be linked to violent behavior
Briefly
August 2, 2002
Lawmakers set cap on malpractice awards Billboard collapse kills 3 construction workers Judge asked to make church deal binding Former Cuban nurse guilty of lying to INS
Opal B. Stoebener
August 2, 2002
Services for Opal B. Stoebener, 86, Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Worden United Methodist Church, Baldwin. Mrs. Stoebener died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Janet Taylor Conover
August 2, 2002
No services are planned for Janet Taylor Conover, 83, Durham. Mrs. Conover died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Duke University Medical Center, Durham.
Fabrication or fact? Expert tackles mystery
August 2, 2002
By Jon Niccum Some say space aliens are responsible. Many claim it’s due to a natural weather or geometric phenomena that has yet to be explained. Others believe a coil of rope, a compass and a case of Guinness Stout are the real culprits. Whatever the explanation, crop circles are back in vogue as the result of the new feature film “Signs.” The Mel Gibson thriller  which favors the extraterrestrial theory  has rekindled a worldwide interest in the crop circle sensation that was all but discarded as a hoax several years ago.
Dorothy Leary
August 2, 2002
Funeral services for Dorothy Leary, 93, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Leary died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Education top priority for 45th District candidates
August 2, 2002
By Dave Ranney Melissa Boisen aims to deny Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, a fifth term in the Kansas House of Representatives. Boisen, 41, says she’s running against Sloan for the Republican nomination for the 45th District seat because he and others like him have made government more complicated than it needs to be.
Jaguars pitcher Faust strikes out nine batters, allows one hit in 3-0 victory
August 2, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Matt Faust. Remember the name. You may hear it again when the Blue Valley West Jaguars’ pitcher is hurling in the major leagues. Faust, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound right-hander, pitched five impressive innings as the Jaguars blanked the Lawrence Raiders, 3-0, in the first round of the State AAA American Legion baseball tournament on Thursday afternoon at Sodens Grove Park.
Important choice
August 2, 2002
J-W Editorials Republicans must weigh many factors in the race for the governor’s nomination. Kansas Republicans will face difficult choices in Tuesday’s primary election.
Difficulty lies in developing a funding fix
August 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Jamie Lindeman is like a lot of parents with children in school. She has strong feelings about public schools, a mixture of positives and negatives.
Low tuition, higher pay for profs find support
August 2, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Nearly 60 percent of Kansans think the state should do more to keep tuition low and increase faculty salaries at its universities. But that doesn’t mean they’re willing to pay more taxes to get it done.
A&E offers new species of thriller
August 2, 2002
Looking for a stimulating departure from formulaic thrillers? Acclaimed novelist William Boyd has adapted his best-selling novel “Armadillo” (7 p.m., Saturday, A&E) for the small screen. The result is a wonderfully original, and intelligent twist on the usual psychological suspense genre, brightened with sparkling dialogue, unlikely romance and memorable and eccentric characters.
Rush fans thrilled
Rush - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, Kan., - 08/01/2002
August 2, 2002
By Michael Newman Thursday evening at Bonner Springs’ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Canadian prog-rock power trio Rush demonstrated that it can still draw and still satisfy its throng of devoted fans.
Dodgers lose closer and game
Griffey’s home run in 13th inning propels Reds past Los Angeles, 6-4
August 2, 2002
Eric Gagne was stunned, then enraged.
Raiders shut out in AAA Legion baseball state opener
Jaguars pitcher Faust strikes out nine batters, allows one hit in 3-0 victory
August 2, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Matt Faust. Remember the name. You may hear it again when the Blue Valley West Jaguars’ pitcher is hurling in the major leagues. Faust, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound right-hander, pitched five impressive innings as the Jaguars blanked the Lawrence Raiders, 3-0, in the first round of the State AAA American Legion baseball tournament on Thursday afternoon at Sodens Grove Park.
Picnic provides stage for Moore sing-along
August 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore stopped Thursday in Lawrence for a campaign singing gig and to salute the city’s Boys and Girls Club students.
Stull Road project under budget
August 2, 2002
By Mark Fagan Even after being forced to cut a whopping $309,944.32 check from Douglas County’s bank account Thursday morning, Jere McElhaney managed to crack a smile.
Powell strengthens ties with Asian anti-terror pact
August 2, 2002
Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday that terrorists can be attacked only from “the highest moral plane” and that there is no contradiction between the Bush administration’s war on terrorism and a continuing U.S. commitment to human rights.
Program targets school fee increases
Fund-raiser to support families unable to pay district’s new charges
August 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A grass-roots fund-raising effort is in the works to help Lawrence public school students pay new fees. Rosy Elmore and Jackie Ferguson, who both have children in Lawrence schools, are co-chairwomen of an as-yet unnamed organization that intends to target its financial appeal to every corner of the district.
Pennsylvania to pour money into pothole park
August 2, 2002
The world’s largest pothole has fallen on hard times.
The times they have a’changed: Dylan returns to Newport
August 2, 2002
It was a watershed event in popular music: Bob Dylan, folk music’s young minstrel, taking the stage with an electric guitar slung over his shoulder.
End of Israel is Hamas goal
August 2, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services If there was ever any doubt about the intentions of the murderous machine known as Hamas, a comment by one of its leaders following Wednesday’s cafeteria bombing at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in which at least seven people were killed and dozens injured, should dispel any lingering illusions. Crowing about the innocent dead and wounded, the Hamas spokesman said Jews should leave Israel and “return to where they came from.”
Program defense
August 2, 2002
Iran may be U.S. ally in Mideast puzzle
August 2, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe To the west is Iraq. To the east is Afghanistan. To the southeast is Pakistan. And there, smack in the center of the big trouble spots of Central Asia, is a nation that is not playing a central role in American strategic thinking. It is, of course, Iran. For more than two decades, Washington has been spooked by Iran. The memories of the Iranian Revolution, the frustration of the hostage crisis, the heartbreak of the wreckage of the rescue team at Desert One, the rage expressed against the “Great Satan” in the streets all of these contribute to Washington’s reluctance to engage Tehran as a counterbalance in the region to Baghdad and as an insurance policy against upheaval in Islamabad.
Important choice
August 2, 2002
J-W Editorials Republicans must weigh many factors in the race for the governor’s nomination. Kansas Republicans will face difficult choices in Tuesday’s primary election.
Telephone book mis-listings causing concern
Pranks by Feist employee called ‘malicious, intentional’
August 2, 2002
A telephone book publisher says several listings in its new directory appear to have been tampered with in what it calls a “malicious and intentional” mis-listing by a temporary employee. Errors in the Kansas City area directory that Feist Publications Inc. began distributing in June include the listing of a legal consultant as a pet groomer and the listing of two other people, one a physician who died in 1996, as abortion providers.
Democrats’ focus still on Gore
August 2, 2002
By Larry Eichel Knight Ridder Newspapers More often than not, the presidential nomination of a major party goes to the candidate who has the best story to tell.
Stull Road project under budget
August 2, 2002
By Mark Fagan Even after being forced to cut a whopping $309,944.32 check from Douglas County’s bank account Thursday morning, Jere McElhaney managed to crack a smile.
Steam engines to show muscle
August 2, 2002
By Mindie Paget This year’s McLouth Threshing Bee steam engine show will be louder, faster and pack a little more muscle.
August 2, 2002
By Jon Niccum M. Night Shyamalan has proven himself a master of misdirection. His previous mainstream films, “The Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable,” provided effective shock endings by expertly diverting the audience’s attention. The creepy “Sense” convinced viewers that the solution to its central mystery resided within a troubled boy, when the real answer lay in the psychologist who treated him. Similarly, “Unbreakable” seemed to be about unlocking the origin of a physically invulnerable man, when the key to his abilities involved the comic store owner who discovered him.
Golfito support
August 2, 2002
To the editor: KU’s cancellation of its tropical studies program in Golfito, Costa Rica, has been attributed by KU officials to “tensions” due to the death and ongoing investigation of the murder of KU student Shannon Martin and the inability of the KU program to assure the safety of its students.
Holmes takes success in stride
August 2, 2002
He won the NFL rushing championship, and now Priest Holmes wonders what all the fuss is about. He knew all along he was this good. Didn’t everybody?
Halladay helps Jays clip KC
Toronto pitcher wins 8th straight on road, 3-2
August 2, 2002
Roy Halladay doesn’t know why he’s unbeaten on the road this season. Halladay won his eighth straight road decision and Jose Cruz Jr. singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning Thursday to lead the Blue Jays over the Kansas City Royals 3-2.
Senate hears arguments for, against Iraq attack
August 2, 2002
A Senate panel Thursday wrestled with the question of whether the United States should force Saddam Hussein from power especially given the high costs taxpayers could face in supporting a new Iraqi government.
Defense presents alibi in murder trial
August 2, 2002
By Mike Belt Noah Gleason was recovering from a motorcycle accident and had difficulty walking in October 1999, the same month he allegedly participated in a botched robbery that left a rural Jefferson County man dead of gunshot wounds. Witnesses and medical records presented Thursday in Jefferson County District Court said Gleason had broken his back, arms and pelvis in a May 1999 motorcycle accident.
Horoscopes
August 2, 2002
Twins trounce White Sox
Milton’s shutout, Cuddyer’s slam lift Minnesota
August 2, 2002
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire wasn’t about to take Eric Milton out after the eighth inning, even though the Minnesota starter had thrown about 120 pitches.
Baseball briefs
August 2, 2002
Red Sox make moves to make room for Floyd Indians activate Fryman from DL Trade returns Neagle to starting rotation Philadelphia’s Person to have shoulder surgery
Education top priority for 45th District candidates
August 2, 2002
By Dave Ranney Melissa Boisen aims to deny Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, a fifth term in the Kansas House of Representatives. Boisen, 41, says she’s running against Sloan for the Republican nomination for the 45th District seat because he and others like him have made government more complicated than it needs to be.
Real World’ marathon looks back
August 2, 2002
MTV looks back at five years and 55 episodes of “reality” with a “Real World” marathon (8 a.m., MTV). The retrospective begins with repeat of “The Real World 10th Anniversary” special and concludes Sunday with a preview glance at Tuesday’s made-for-TV movie parody “The Real World: The Lost Season.”
Defense presents alibi in murder trial
August 2, 2002
By Mike Belt Noah Gleason was recovering from a motorcycle accident and had difficulty walking in October 1999, the same month he allegedly participated in a botched robbery that left a rural Jefferson County man dead of gunshot wounds. Witnesses and medical records presented Thursday in Jefferson County District Court said Gleason had broken his back, arms and pelvis in a May 1999 motorcycle accident.
Yarn donations sought to outfit students
August 2, 2002
The Knitters and Crocheters Group is requesting donations of yarn to make hats and mittens for children in the Head Start program.
Niners add Japanese player
August 2, 2002
The San Francisco 49ers arrived for the American Bowl in Osaka, Japan, and announced that they want to keep a Japanese player added to the roster just for the game.
Wellsville native graduates to stardom
August 2, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Country singer Chely Wright has traveled a long way since growing up in Wellsville. She left in 1989 for Nashville, a high school graduate searching for the fulfillment of her dream. Wright will return home Saturday for a concert at the Douglas County Free Fair with a No. 1 country single and a No. 4 album under her belt. She’s been busy touring the country, performing for audiences of all ages.
Contraction decision delayed again
Baseball’s arbitrator postpones ruling for second time, doesn’t set timetable
August 2, 2002
Baseball’s arbitrator postponed for a second time his decision on whether owners can fold teams without the agreement of players.
Anthrax investigators return to scientist’s home
August 2, 2002
FBI and Postal Service agents wearing protective gloves conducted a second search Thursday at the apartment of a former Army researcher considered a “person of interest” in the investigation of last year’s deadly anthrax mailings.
Former WorldCom executives arrested on fraud charges
August 2, 2002
Two former WorldCom executives were arrested Thursday on charges of falsifying the books by $3.8 billion at the now-bankrupt long-distance company. Former chief financial officer Scott Sullivan, 40, and former controller David Myers, 44, surrendered to the FBI in the latest blow to the company and corporate America, which has seen investors bail out of the stock market because of one accounting scandal after another.
Fabrication or fact? Expert tackles mystery
August 2, 2002
By Jon Niccum Some say space aliens are responsible. Many claim it’s due to a natural weather or geometric phenomena that has yet to be explained. Others believe a coil of rope, a compass and a case of Guinness Stout are the real culprits. Whatever the explanation, crop circles are back in vogue as the result of the new feature film “Signs.” The Mel Gibson thriller which favors the extraterrestrial theory has rekindled a worldwide interest in the crop circle sensation that was all but discarded as a hoax several years ago.
On the street
August 2, 2002
Asked at Borders What kind of tax increase, if any, would you support to increase education funding in Kansas?
Picnic provides stage for Moore sing-along
August 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore stopped Thursday in Lawrence for a campaign singing gig and to salute the city’s Boys and Girls Club students.
On the record
August 2, 2002
People
August 2, 2002
J. Lo, Affleck an item Laughter, the best medicine Divorce wanted by wife ‘Ed’ actor arrested for crack
The Wright way
Wellsville native graduates to stardom
August 2, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Country singer Chely Wright has traveled a long way since growing up in Wellsville. She left in 1989 for Nashville, a high school graduate searching for the fulfillment of her dream. Wright will return home Saturday for a concert at the Douglas County Free Fair with a No. 1 country single and a No. 4 album under her belt. She’s been busy touring the country, performing for audiences of all ages.