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Seven charged in beating death after Chicago van crash; two ordered held without bond
August 3, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 4:43 p.m.) Authorities charged seven people Saturday with first-degree murder for the deaths of two men who were stomped and beaten with bricks and stones by a mob after a traffic accident.
Election officials expecting record low turnout
August 3, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 1:00 p.m.) TOPEKA Despite some close and heated statewide elections, a combination of national and state events will lead to record-low voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh predicted Friday.
Stockholder in Martha Stewart’s company sues over insider trading scandal
August 3, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 12:34 p.m.) A stockholder in Martha Stewart’s fine living empire has sued the domesticity diva, saying she breached her duties to her investors by becoming involved in the ImClone Systems insider trading scandal.
Wellsville native has Wright stuff
August 3, 2002
J-W Staff Reports Fairgoers might want to visit the Douglas County Free Fair this weekend, where Wellsville native Chely Wright will perform today in the rodeo arena. The fair also features food, exhibits, a tractor pull and carnival.
People
August 3, 2002
Oscar winners play the feud A little help from her friends In the director’s chair Pageant breaks another barrier
KU students travel to Canada to greet Pope John Paul II
August 3, 2002
By Jim Baker Lauren Wiedt gets emotional when she talks about her recent journey to Toronto to see Pope John Paul II during World Youth Day. “I saw him up close on Saturday (July 27). I was probably about 10 feet away from him. It’s so overwhelming  he’s such an important figure, and you’re so close to him. It was very touching and spiritual for me,” said Wiedt, a 20-year-old Kansas University junior from Olathe.
Military news
August 3, 2002
Air Force Airman Gary Schemper has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
Senator urges pre-emptive strike on Iraq
Intelligence Committee member also warns of more terrorist attacks
August 3, 2002
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s top Republican says he believes Iraq is developing weapons of mass destruction at multiple sites and a pre-emptive strike is warranted to stop Saddam Hussein from doing “irreparable damage” to Americans. Sen. Richard Shelby also warned in an Associated Press interview Friday that “between now and Sept. 11, I’d be very alert” for new terror attacks by an al-Qaida network desperate for a victory.
Robinson shipped to Atlanta
Troubled forward hopes to rejuvenate Hawks’ franchise following deal for Kukoc
August 3, 2002
After acquiring Glenn Robinson on Friday, the Atlanta Hawks are looking forward to having a trio of All-Stars in their frontcourt next season.
Braves crush Cardinals, 11-5
Helms bashes grand slam, Jones contributes three-run homer
August 3, 2002
Wes Helms knows he has to make every swing count.
Everley services
August 3, 2002
Collison, Hinrich receive more preseason praise
August 3, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University senior basketball players Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich are two of 50 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award, the Wooden selection committee announced Friday. The Iowans also are Playboy Preseason All-Americans and members of Dick Vitale’s first-team Preseason All-America squad.
Area briefs
August 3, 2002
Advance primary voters continue turning out Teens injured at Clinton Lake Former KU swim champ raising funds for charity ECKAN seeks school supplies
Kelly’s son makes induction special
5-year-old suffers from Krabbes disease
August 3, 2002
Hunter Kelly never caught a football thrown by his dad. He has never walked, and hasn’t smiled since he was 4 months old. He needs a machine to eat, another to breathe. Hunter Kelly wasn’t supposed to live past his second birthday. Each day of his life has been a small miracle for his family.
Players hold off on strike date
August 3, 2002
With a pivotal week of upcoming talks, baseball players hope there’s enough progress in negotiations to make setting a strike deadline unnecessary.
LMH joins group to protect medical records
August 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence Memorial Hospital has joined a group of Kansas City health-care providers to form a new medical records system that should better protect patients’ private information and cut down on administrative costs. LMH has teamed with seven other hospitals and insurance companies in the Kansas City area in an effort to comply with a new federal regulation aimed at preventing patients’ private medical information from falling into the wrong hands.
Wellsville native has Wright stuff
August 3, 2002
J-W Staff Reports Fairgoers might want to visit the Douglas County Free Fair this weekend, where Wellsville native Chely Wright will perform today in the rodeo arena. The fair also features food, exhibits, a tractor pull and carnival.
Creative action can motivate your child’s behavior
August 3, 2002
Generally speaking, what kind of discipline do you use with a teen-ager who is habitually miserable to live with?
LMH joins group to protect medical records
August 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence Memorial Hospital has joined a group of Kansas City health-care providers to form a new medical records system that should better protect patients’ private information and cut down on administrative costs. LMH has teamed with seven other hospitals and insurance companies in the Kansas City area in an effort to comply with a new federal regulation aimed at preventing patients’ private medical information from falling into the wrong hands.
Approval of Bush, Graves remains high
August 3, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Most Kansans give President Bush and Gov. Bill Graves high marks, but Graves’ job approval rating is falling, according to The World Company Poll. And more Kansans are more concerned about the state of the national economy than terrorism, the poll showed.
Cardinal takes stand, says abuse settlement was just a proposal
August 3, 2002
In his first public court appearance since the sexual abuse scandal erupted here in January, Cardinal Bernard Law insisted Friday that an announced multimillion-dollar settlement with dozens of alleged victims was never final.
U.S., Indonesia to restore severed military ties
Powell says Jakarta needed in war on terrorism
August 3, 2002
In a bid to prevent the world’s most populous Muslim country from becoming a thriving haven for extremists, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Friday that the United States would begin restoring military ties and provide more than $50 million to improve Indonesia’s ability to wage war on terrorism.
Report: Chinese president not ready for retirement
August 3, 2002
Chinese President Jiang Zemin is not passing quietly into retirement as once expected, having launched a surprise bid to retain authority over his presumed successor, Hu Jintao, U.S. officials say.
Demolition derby commemorates teen
August 3, 2002
By Mindie Paget Jason “Dritt” Alldredge’s friends figure he was smiling down on all the mud-flipping, engine-revving, metal-crunching action at Friday’s demolition derby. The raucous Douglas County Free Fair event was the young gearhead’s favorite. And though he was killed in a car accident in April just after moving to Wyoming to study hot rod restoration at Wyoming Technical School his buddies charged into the mud-caked arena on Friday with his spirit scrawled all over their automobiles-turned-battering rams.
Bankruptcies will prompt distrust, regulation of business
August 3, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Several generations ago, a person who declared bankruptcy was looked upon as someone who welshed on his debts and obligations, a person who didn’t honor his commitments. Such people consequently lost fiscal credibility, along with a great deal of honor and respect.
Minnesota mystifies Kansas City - Twins 2, Royals 1
Reed, four relievers team for four-hitter
August 3, 2002
The Minnesota Twins’ bullpen did the job again. Rick Reed and four relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Twins knocked off the Kansas City Royals, 2-1, Friday night.
Leary services
August 3, 2002
Services for Dorothy J. Pine Leary, 93, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Leary died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
New faces
Lawrence congregations welcome newcomers to leadership positions
August 3, 2002
By Jim Baker Lawrence’s faith community is welcoming some new arrivals. The Rev. Jonathon Jensen has been chosen to serve as the new rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt. He is coming to Trinity Episcopal from his position as canon pastor at Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans.
Briefcase
August 3, 2002
United Airlines may seek bankruptcy protection Westar posts profit Farm land values rise Plant remains closed
Chauffer’s parents want son’s name cleared in Diana’s death
August 3, 2002
The parents of the driver blamed for the car crash that killed Princess Diana said Friday they are taking legal action to clear his name, asking for the blood sample used to prove he was drinking.
Israeli army focuses on Nablus
August 3, 2002
The Israeli army blew up two buildings with explosives labs and arrested at least 50 Palestinians in house-to-house searches Friday as troops took control of Nablus, a city Israel called “the main factory of suicide bombings.”
Briefly
August 3, 2002
Lawmakers balk at leak probe request Moussaoui trial to air for 9-11 victims’ families Solemn Sept. 11 tour planned by Bush Defense chief presses for results in terror war
Oskaloosa jury convicts suspect of murder
August 3, 2002
By Mike Belt It took a Jefferson County jury less than 90 minutes Friday to find Noah J. Gleason, 43, guilty of first-degree murder. He faces a life sentence with no chance for parole until he has served 20 years for killing Clarence Rinke.
GOP candidates critique ads
August 3, 2002
Wichita Mayor Bob Knight said Friday his opponents in the Republican primary race for governor have been doing “a lot of whining” in their political advertisements.
Sound off
August 3, 2002
Where is Josh Garber of Channel 6 News? “Garber has been on vacation since July 19,” 6News Director Cody Howard said. “He was due to arrive back in Lawrence on Monday, but trouble with a Vanguard flight delayed his arrival by one day.” He was back on the air Tuesday.
Rush concert thrills die-hard fans
August 3, 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 satisfy its throng of devoted fans.
Adkins for AG
August 3, 2002
J-W Editorials State Sen. David Adkins is Republicans’ best choice for the attorney general’s job. The race for the Republican nomination for attorney general hasn’t been particularly pretty. The contentious exchanges between the two Johnson County candidates state Sen. David Adkins and former state Rep. Phill Kline led their opponent, Charles McAtee, to contend recently that he was the only candidate in the race who didn’t “need adult supervision.”
Oskaloosa jury convicts suspect of murder
August 3, 2002
By Mike Belt It took a Jefferson County jury less than 90 minutes Friday to find Noah J. Gleason, 43, guilty of first-degree murder. He faces a life sentence with no chance for parole until he has served 20 years for killing Clarence Rinke.
Golf tribute
August 3, 2002
To the editor: Just four short years ago, Eagle Bend opened for play with an 18-hole championship golf course and golf learning center. My son Tim Burke and his company Municipal Golf Inc. designed and developed your golf course. A month after he attended the grand opening, he died of acute pancreatitis.
Opal Stoebener
August 3, 2002
Services for Opal Stoebener, 86, Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Worden United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Worden Cemetery. Mrs. Stoebener died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
James Clare Kreider
August 3, 2002
Services for James Clare Kreider, 76, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Bonner Springs. Burial will be in Bonner Springs Cemetery. Mr. Kreider died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Everley services
August 3, 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.
Great Bend ends season for Raiders, 7-5
August 3, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence’s Raiders had one glaring weakness all season  a lack of pitching. On Friday, that one flaw, combined with a sub-par offense and a five-run fifth by Great Bend, put an end to the Raiders’ run at an American Legion state title as Lawrence fell, 7-5.
Scouting news
August 3, 2002
7 to be charged in fatal beatings after accident
August 3, 2002
Police were pursuing murder charges Friday against seven gang members in the beating deaths of two men who were dragged from a van after an accident.
Horoscopes
August 3, 2002
Rush concert thrills die-hard fans
August 3, 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 satisfy its throng of devoted fans.
Vanguard future falling fast
Kansas City airline seeks financial help
August 3, 2002
With admittedly little hope for returning to the air, bankrupt Vanguard Airline Inc.’s decision to reorganize rather than sell everything off has left one nagging question: Why?
West Nile virus kills 4 in Louisiana
August 3, 2002
The West Nile virus has killed four Louisiana residents and infected 58 others in one of the worst outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease in the country, state health officials said Friday.
Suspect in Capitol shootings ‘improving’
Judge allows continued forced medication
August 3, 2002
The government can continue forcibly medicating the man accused of killing two U.S. Capitol Police officers as authorities assess his competency to stand trial, a federal judge ordered Friday.
Catholics, Protestants stage joint protest against latest killings
August 3, 2002
About 3,000 Belfast Catholics and Protestants rallied Friday against the latest killings threatening Northern Ireland’s peace pact and demanded that outlawed groups on both sides of their society disband.
Victim says teens tried to kill attacker
Kidnapper stabbed while he slept, 17-year-old says in interview
August 3, 2002
Two teenage girls tried to kill their kidnapper while he slept by stabbing him and hitting him on the head with a whiskey bottle, one of the teens said in a television interview Friday. “We got this plan we were going to try to kill him,” 17-year-old Jacqueline Marris, of Lancaster, tearfully told KABC-TV. The Los Angeles station said she wanted to give the interview and her parents consented.
Erdine Rablowsky
August 3, 2002
Leary services
August 3, 2002
Gunshots fired in restaurant parking lot
August 3, 2002
By Mike Belt Charges were pending Friday against an Omaha, Neb., man arrested after what Lawrence Police described as a drive-by shooting outside Perkins Restaurant, 1711 W. 23rd St
Adkins for AG
August 3, 2002
J-W Editorials State Sen. David Adkins is Republicans’ best choice for the attorney general’s job. The race for the Republican nomination for attorney general hasn’t been particularly pretty. The contentious exchanges between the two Johnson County candidates  state Sen. David Adkins and former state Rep. Phill Kline  led their opponent, Charles McAtee, to contend recently that he was the only candidate in the race who didn’t “need adult supervision.”
Voters have clear choice in 33rd District
August 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney Shannan Nelson and Rob Boyer are running against each other in the GOP primary for the 38th District seat in the Kansas House. They’re both 33 years old, and both say they’re pro-business.
53rd District hopefuls want to stem spending
August 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney LaVern Abney and Doug Desch have heard all the talk about how the state is running out of money and how school children are sure to suffer. They don’t believe it, not for a minute.
Approval of Bush, Graves remains high
August 3, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Most Kansans give President Bush and Gov. Bill Graves high marks, but Graves’ job approval rating is falling, according to The World Company Poll. And more Kansans are more concerned about the state of the national economy than terrorism, the poll showed.
Wooden opening eyes this summer
August 3, 2002
By Mike Miller After a summer of traveling the country and playing basketball, Keith Wooden won’t be kicking back and relaxing until school starts. “I need to get a job,” he said. “My mom’s like, ‘All this money we spend on you to travel and play basketball, you need to get a job.’”
Area briefs
August 3, 2002
 Advance primary voters continue turning out  Teens injured at Clinton Lake  Former KU swim champ raising funds for charity  ECKAN seeks school supplies
Religion briefs
August 3, 2002
 Martha and Mary’s Way slates book exchange  St. John to celebrate Diego’s canonization  Kelley Hunt to perform at Unity Church  Rummage, bake sale to help outreach
Briefly
August 3, 2002
Bee stings prove fatal to 46-year-old Green Beret training restarts after death State gets new elections official Electrical outage widespread in El Paso
Briefly
August 3, 2002
Court rules executions must be made public Plutonium shipments begin journey to state Library installs workers’ dress code Clinton says he’d fight, die to protect Israel
Erdine Rablowsky
August 3, 2002
Memorial Mass for Erdine Rablowsky, 79, Fresno, Calif., formerly of Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Ms. Rablowsky died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Hinds Hospice Home, Fresno, Calif.
On the record
August 3, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Opal Stoebener
August 3, 2002
First Baptist celebrates author with drama, reading
August 3, 2002
By Jim Baker First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive, will cap its “C.S. Lewis Summer” this weekend with two dramatized vignettes based on a couple of the British author’s most well-known works  “The Screwtape Letters” and “A Grief Observed”  and a reading of his enduring children’s book, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” “For six weeks, we have been doing what we have labeled a ‘C.S. Lewis Summer.’ It’s been intergenerational, because Lewis wrote for a very broad audience: children, seekers and persons grounded in the (Christian) faith,” said the Rev. Marcus McFaul, First Baptist’s senior pastor.
On the street
August 3, 2002
Asked at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center Is it more important for President Bush to focus on international terrorism or domestic economic issues?
Lawrence congregations welcome newcomers to leadership positions
August 3, 2002
By Jim Baker Lawrence’s faith community is welcoming some new arrivals. The Rev. Jonathon Jensen has been chosen to serve as the new rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt. He is coming to Trinity Episcopal from his position as canon pastor at Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans.
Demolition derby commemorates teen
August 3, 2002
By Mindie Paget Jason “Dritt” Alldredge’s friends figure he was smiling down on all the mud-flipping, engine-revving, metal-crunching action at Friday’s demolition derby. The raucous Douglas County Free Fair event was the young gearhead’s favorite. And though he was killed in a car accident in April  just after moving to Wyoming to study hot rod restoration at Wyoming Technical School  his buddies charged into the mud-caked arena on Friday with his spirit scrawled all over their automobiles-turned-battering rams.
Bloom withdraws from GOP gubernatorial race
August 3, 2002
J-W Staff and Wire Reports Dan Bloom, a former Eudora schools superintendent, ended his run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination Friday night and threw his support to Wichita Mayor Bob Knight. The announcement came as the candidates were making closing statements during a forum televised live by Wichita’s public TV station, KPTS.
Graves warns more cuts likely
August 3, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves has told state agencies to prepare for a 3 percent budget cut as state tax revenues continue to fall below even pessimistic projections. “The situation is going from bad to worse,” said Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing, the House chief budget writer.
Clerks cited for tobacco sales to minors
August 3, 2002
By Mike Belt Nine Lawrence store employees were charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with selling tobacco to minors as a result of an undercover operation conducted June 21 by Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Gunshots fired in restaurant parking lot
August 3, 2002
By Mike Belt Charges were pending Friday against an Omaha, Neb., man arrested after what Lawrence Police described as a drive-by shooting outside Perkins Restaurant, 1711 W. 23rd St
College activists share strategies
August 3, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Daniel Vaught was one of hundreds of students who protested higher tuition rates at a rally last year.
Moving day means journey for church
August 3, 2002
By Bill Snead This was no church raising. But the Brethren pitched in to get about 220,000 pounds of church moving about 2 mph.
Collison, Hinrich receive more preseason praise
August 3, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University senior basketball players Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich are two of 50 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award, the Wooden selection committee announced Friday. The Iowans also are Playboy Preseason All-Americans and members of Dick Vitale’s first-team Preseason All-America squad.
New poll finds voters favor bipartisanship
Many voters say governor also must understand average people’s lives
August 3, 2002
Many Kansas voters believe their governor needs to understand the problems of ordinary people, work with members of both major political parties and tackle tough decisions. Results of a new poll released Friday suggested that those qualities are so important that Kansans prize them above administrative experience, similar values on major issues and even an ability to attract jobs to the state.
Blake lawyer points finger at Brando
Taped telephone call includes warning, but police reject defense theory
August 3, 2002
A recorded phone call shows that months before Robert Blake’s wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, was killed, the son of actor Marlon Brando angrily warned her: “You’re lucky somebody ain’t out there to put a bullet in your head.”
PBS personality to fight DUI charge
Bill Moyers stopped in Vermont after leaving friend’s birthday party
August 3, 2002
Journalist Bill Moyers was charged with drunken driving after he left a friend’s birthday party, but has denied the accusation and vows to fight it.
Congress faces work after recess
August 3, 2002
Congress starts its August break after moving briskly on corporate fraud and trade but facing a pre-election fall session deadlocked over health and the budget and with voters distracted by the wobbly economy.
America seeks to define fathers’ territory
August 3, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald One day many years ago, for reasons that escape me now, I took a running leap and landed smack in the middle of my father’s bed. What I didn’t realize was that my father was in it at the time. He came bolt upright out of a sound sleep, going, “WHO? What’s that?” I rolled quickly off the bed, out of his line of sight, and willed myself to invisibility. Seconds later, probably convinced he had suffered the mother of all nightmares, dad dropped back to the pillow.
Insurance choice
August 3, 2002
J-W Editorials Her experience and dedication make State Sen. Sandy Praeger a strong choice for Kansas insurance commissioner. Newspaper editorial writers don’t always have the luxury of long-term, first-hand knowledge of candidates they endorse for statewide office.
Engagements
August 3, 2002
Good experience
August 3, 2002
Join the herd
August 3, 2002
Gore in ‘04 not likely
August 3, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The 2004 Democratic presidential nomination may be worth something after all. That’s the message a parade of potential candidates draws from the way President Bush has managed the economy during his short time in office. Al Gore warned voters that Bush’s 10-year tax cut was “a risky scheme,” and the former veep is yearning for another crack at the presidency. However amusing it might be to see how Gore would handle a return engagement, his looming presence over the field doesn’t help Democrats. Even some of his close aides don’t want him to run. He’s had his moment and lost, even if it wasn’t fair and square.
Former Cosmosphere director eyes move
August 3, 2002
The man who transformed a small-town planetarium into a nationally recognized museum has taken on a new challenge in Oklahoma City. Max Ary announced in May his departure from the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson. Fund-raising, he said, had pulled him away from his true love of creating exhibits and acquiring historical space artifacts. He also said he needed a new challenge, and now he has it.
Religion briefs
August 3, 2002
Martha and Mary’s Way slates book exchange St. John to celebrate Diego’s canonization Kelley Hunt to perform at Unity Church Rummage, bake sale to help outreach
State briefs
August 3, 2002
Hundreds of fish found dead in creek Newspaper names new publisher
Pilgrimage of faith
KU students travel to Canada to greet Pope John Paul II
August 3, 2002
By Jim Baker Lauren Wiedt gets emotional when she talks about her recent journey to Toronto to see Pope John Paul II during World Youth Day. “I saw him up close on Saturday (July 27). I was probably about 10 feet away from him. It’s so overwhelming he’s such an important figure, and you’re so close to him. It was very touching and spiritual for me,” said Wiedt, a 20-year-old Kansas University junior from Olathe.
Spirituality
August 3, 2002
Methodists attack Bush on funding cutoff Evangelical Lutheran Church loses members
A ‘C.S. Lewis Summer’
First Baptist celebrates author with drama, reading
August 3, 2002
By Jim Baker First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive, will cap its “C.S. Lewis Summer” this weekend with two dramatized vignettes based on a couple of the British author’s most well-known works “The Screwtape Letters” and “A Grief Observed” and a reading of his enduring children’s book, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” “For six weeks, we have been doing what we have labeled a ‘C.S. Lewis Summer.’ It’s been intergenerational, because Lewis wrote for a very broad audience: children, seekers and persons grounded in the (Christian) faith,” said the Rev. Marcus McFaul, First Baptist’s senior pastor.
In the news
August 3, 2002
Survey: Intermarriage affects young Jews World Anglican disagree on homosexual morality Church heads to court in federal land use case
Wedding
August 3, 2002
Around and about
August 3, 2002
Club news
August 3, 2002
Anniversaries
August 3, 2002
Daily ticker
August 3, 2002
Customers voice frustration on finding other flights
August 3, 2002
Vanguard Airlines’ decision this week to close down operations and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy has left many of its customers feeling helpless and misled. Angry Vanguard ticket holders, expecting a break from other airlines, said they were deceived by those airlines advertising special discounted fares and offers to waive advance purchase restrictions. Despite the offers, they said, those airlines still charged more than Vanguard had for tickets.
Unemployment rate fuels recovery concerns
August 3, 2002
The nation’s unemployment rate remained stuck at 5.9 percent in July with a disappointing 6,000 new jobs created, increasing worries that the fledgling recovery could be in danger of stalling out.
Moving day means journey for church
August 3, 2002
By Bill Snead This was no church raising. But the Brethren pitched in to get about 220,000 pounds of church moving about 2 mph.
U.S. must reveal names of Sept. 11 detainees
August 3, 2002
The government must reveal the names of those held in the investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal judge ruled Friday, rejecting claims terrorists could use the information to plot new crimes. The Justice Department has not justified a blanket policy of secrecy about more than 1,000 people picked up since the jetliner attacks, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled. She gave the government 15 days to provide the names.
Anthrax searches lead LSU to suspend chemist
August 3, 2002
A Frederick, Md., doctor whose apartment was searched by federal agents for a second time Thursday in the ongoing anthrax investigation was suspended from his job Friday, his attorney said.
Cheney’s glad-handing raises millions
Vice president’s out and about, but he continues to slip reporters
August 3, 2002
Seldom seen in Washington, Dick Cheney has become the Republican Party’s high-ranking, frequent-flying fund-raiser. From Fayetteville to Fargo to Fort Lauderdale, the vice president has quietly hauled in more than $12 million for candidates in 44 stops so far this year.
Judge orders White House release of Cheney-led task force papers
August 3, 2002
A federal judge Friday ordered the Bush administration to turn over more documents about its energy task force, as government lawyers noted that Secretary of State Colin Powell may have been among the senior officials attending some of the meetings.
Super Bowl’ squad to repair shuttles
Fuel-line cracks to be fixed by group of highly touted welders
August 3, 2002
With the entire space shuttle fleet grounded this summer by fuel-line cracks, NASA said Friday it would weld the flawed plumbing and aim for a late-September launch.
12-year-old Chinese youth missing in San Francisco
August 3, 2002
Authorities searched for a 12-year-old Chinese girl Friday who was reported missing from a youth tour group that had an overnight layover in the Bay Area before heading to a space camp in Alabama.
High-ranking Cuban defects
August 3, 2002
A former adviser to Fidel Castro’s brother has defected, apparently becoming the highest-ranking Cuban official to seek political asylum in the United States.
Mexico gives up on plans to displace farmers for airport
August 3, 2002
Church bells that recently called townspeople to battle instead summoned them to a celebration Friday after the government scrapped plans to build Mexico City’s new international airport on their land.
Newest class of sky marshals in Pakistan includes women
August 3, 2002
An elite force of karate-kicking anti-terrorist fighters will begin riding on domestic Pakistani passenger jets this month. The new sky marshals are gaining attention in Pakistan’s conservative Islamic society not only for their skills but because they include nine women.
U.N. rejects Iraq’s offer on weapons
August 3, 2002
Iraq’s offer to hold disarmament talks with the United Nations’ top weapons inspector does not address Security Council demands that inspectors have unfettered access throughout Iraq before reaching any conclusions about the country’s banned weapons program, Secretary General Kofi Annan said Friday.
Afghan leader: No airstrike cover-up
Karzai says continued U.S. military presence crucial to country
August 3, 2002
President Hamid Karzai dismissed allegations Friday that the United States tried to cover up a deadly airstrike and said a continued American presence was crucial to Afghanistan’s future.
Graves warns more cuts likely
August 3, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves has told state agencies to prepare for a 3 percent budget cut as state tax revenues continue to fall below even pessimistic projections. “The situation is going from bad to worse,” said Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing, the House chief budget writer.
Bloom withdraws from GOP gubernatorial race
August 3, 2002
J-W Staff and Wire Reports Dan Bloom, a former Eudora schools superintendent, ended his run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination Friday night and threw his support to Wichita Mayor Bob Knight. The announcement came as the candidates were making closing statements during a forum televised live by Wichita’s public TV station, KPTS.
Local briefs
August 3, 2002
Dennis Moore family enjoys meeting Bush McLouth: Steam engine festival continues this weekend Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks deals
Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks deals
August 3, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.37 at several North Lawrence stations.
Clerks cited for tobacco sales to minors
August 3, 2002
By Mike Belt Nine Lawrence store employees were charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with selling tobacco to minors as a result of an undercover operation conducted June 21 by Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control.
53rd District hopefuls want to stem spending
August 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney LaVern Abney and Doug Desch have heard all the talk about how the state is running out of money and how school children are sure to suffer. They don’t believe it, not for a minute.
Voters have clear choice in 33rd District
August 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney Shannan Nelson and Rob Boyer are running against each other in the GOP primary for the 38th District seat in the Kansas House. They’re both 33 years old, and both say they’re pro-business.
Great Bend ends season for Raiders, 7-5
August 3, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence’s Raiders had one glaring weakness all season a lack of pitching. On Friday, that one flaw, combined with a sub-par offense and a five-run fifth by Great Bend, put an end to the Raiders’ run at an American Legion state title as Lawrence fell, 7-5.
Coming into his own’
Firebirds’ Wooden opening eyes this summer
August 3, 2002
By Mike Miller After a summer of traveling the country and playing basketball, Keith Wooden won’t be kicking back and relaxing until school starts. “I need to get a job,” he said. “My mom’s like, ‘All this money we spend on you to travel and play basketball, you need to get a job.’”
Chiefs’ Vermeil satisfied by practice with Vikings
August 3, 2002
The players may have relished hitting somebody other than their teammates, and the 6,253 fans sure enjoyed it, but Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil rated Friday’s practice with the Minnesota Vikings just another day at camp. “We got done what we wanted to get done,” Vermeil said Friday night following the first of two days of practices with the Vikings at Minnesota State University’s Blakeslee Stadium.
Bowden fined for remark
August 3, 2002
Jim Bowden was fined by commissioner Bud Selig on Friday, a day after the Cincinnati Reds general manager compared a potential baseball strike with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Gubicza to coach preps
August 3, 2002
Former Kansas City Royals pitcher Mark Gubicza was hired as baseball coach at Chaminade High in the San Fernando Valley.
Lowery leads International
Barlow, Brooks, Els lag behind in Colorado event
August 3, 2002
Steve Lowery, getting positive vibes from his victory here in 1994, carded seven birdies and one bogey to claim the second-round lead Friday in The International.
Renegades split pair at Triple Crown
August 3, 2002
J-W Staff Report For jumping up an age slot, the Lawrence Renegades held their own Friday at the U-18 Triple Crown World Series, splitting a pair of games. The Renegades, primarily a team of 16- and 17-year-olds, opened the 18-under tournament by beating the Tomball (Texas) Crusaders, 3-0, but dropped their second game, 19-2, to the Augusta (Kan.) Cubs.
Saints, Jaguars involved in scrap
On-field melee adds excitement to otherwise routine day
August 3, 2002
There’s nothing like a little melee to break up the monotony of training camp.
Former NFL lineman Spellman charged
Troubled athlete allegedly terrorized passengers
August 3, 2002
Federal prosecutors have charged troubled former NFL lineman Alonzo Spellman with terrorizing fellow passengers on a flight, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
Rams concerned about heat
August 3, 2002
St. Louis Rams players are getting a break from the heat wave, with one practice called off for today and a full day off scheduled on Sunday.
Ex-Chief ready to rebound
Alexander wants to prove himself with Vikings
August 3, 2002
Derrick Alexander’s former team was in town Friday for a practice against his current employer, and he got a steady stream of greetings from old friends.
Spurrier’s NFL debut tonight
August 3, 2002
More than 6,000 miles from the Florida swamps, Steve Spurrier will call his first plays in an NFL game.
Lowe nearly unhittable
Boston pitcher allows two hits in seven frames
August 3, 2002
Derek Lowe was nearly unhittable.
Baseball briefs
August 3, 2002
Expos management peeved at Steinbrenner Lewis to retire, won’t play for Pirates Gonzalez put on DL Braves lose Lopez
6News video reports: Dan Bloom drops out of the governor’s race
August 3, 2002
Dan Bloom exits the race, Governor Graves has high approval ratings, also, the race for the State for Legislature is divided by two frontrunners.
Roberts, Lowe among five suspended
August 3, 2002
Baltimore’s Willis Roberts and Boston’s Derek Lowe were among five players suspended Friday for their roles in a brawl last weekend.
Gordon still seeking a win
Four-time Cup champ mired in 28-race winless streak
August 3, 2002
Jeff Gordon hears the question every week: When are you going to win a race?
Busch, Elliott fastest at Brickyard practice
August 3, 2002
Kurt Busch and Bill Elliott turned laps faster than the Indianapolis Motor Speedway record for stock cars in practice Friday for the Brickyard 400.
Fire edge Mystics, 67-65
August 3, 2002
Ukari Figgs scored 16 points as the Portland Fire handed the Washington Mystics their season-high fifth straight loss, 67-65 Friday night.
6Sports video reports: Two and out for the Raiders
August 3, 2002
The Lawrence Raiders had a good season, but Great Bend was able to overtake them in the end.
Golf tribute
August 3, 2002
Good experience
August 3, 2002
To the editor: Thank you, Lawrence Business/Education Partnership and McDonald’s of Lawrence, for the opportunity to participate in the summer internship program. It was an experience I will never forget! Shadowing Marketing Manager Patrick Manning, I got a good look at what really makes McDonald’s so successful. It all begins with the integrity of Tom and Marilyn Dobski, owner/operators of 13 McDonald’s restaurants, and how they value their employees and customers.
Insurance choice
August 3, 2002
J-W Editorials Her experience and dedication make State Sen. Sandy Praeger a strong choice for Kansas insurance commissioner. Newspaper editorial writers don’t always have the luxury of long-term, first-hand knowledge of candidates they endorse for statewide office.
James Clare Kreider
August 3, 2002
Join the herd
August 3, 2002
To the editor: At times one tires and feels inclined to join the herd. Baa! Baa! Join the herd and follow the goat! Baaa! Baaa! But then, where are we being led?
College activists share strategies
August 3, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Daniel Vaught was one of hundreds of students who protested higher tuition rates at a rally last year.
On the record
August 3, 2002
Briefly
August 3, 2002
North Carolina researcher knocks anti-drug programs Monthlong hiatus takes president to Maine retreat Death penalty outlawed
Bankruptcies will prompt distrust, regulation of business
August 3, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Several generations ago, a person who declared bankruptcy was looked upon as someone who welshed on his debts and obligations, a person who didn’t honor his commitments. Such people consequently lost fiscal credibility, along with a great deal of honor and respect.