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Advance voting ends for Tuesday’s primary
August 5, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 3:21 p.m.) Advance voting at the Douglas County Courthouse ended at noon Monday with 581 people having voted early for Tuesday’s primary election. Including 382 ballots received in the mail by Monday afternoon, the total number of advance votes in Douglas County was 963, said Patty Jaimes, county clerk.
Lawsuit filed against former Lawrence priest
August 5, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 1:49 p.m.) A former Lawrence priest is being sued by a Johnson County man who claims that while he was a minor he was a victim of the priest’s “reckless sexual contacts.”
City inspectors plucking illegal signs
August 5, 2002
(Updated Monday at 1:49 p.m.) Lawrence city inspectors were out Monday plucking campaign signs that were violating the city’s sign ordinance including some from a Republican congressional candidate.
10,000 Iraqis demonstrate against U.S. war threats
August 5, 2002
(Updated Monday at 8:22 a.m.) BAGHDAD About 10,000 Iraqis rallied outside ruling party headquarters Monday in a demonstration against U.S. military threats, burning effigies of President Bush and American flags.
Lakeside: Regional leaders victorious
August 5, 2002
Clint Bowyer, NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Presented by Dodge point leader for the Midwest Region, won his fourth in a row in the Modified division at Lakeside Speedway Friday night, August 2.
Explosives plant to resume work despite probe
August 5, 2002
A southeast Kansas explosives plant is preparing to resume manufacturing operations, even though the company that once ran the plant remains under a federal criminal investigation.
Nelson-Atkins makes prestigious hire
August 5, 2002
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will operate “in a different league” when its new curator of European art takes over, the museum’s director said. Ian Kennedy will start his duties as the Louis L. and Adelaide C. Ward Curator of European art Aug. 30.
KC pools close as staff fired
Lifeguards walk out on paycheck errors
August 5, 2002
Officials had to close six of the city’s 14 public swimming pools indefinitely as a result of a work stoppage by lifeguards. At least 14 lifeguards were fired on Saturday for refusing to go back to work. Officials shuffled staff to keep the other eight pools open.
Sunflower support
August 5, 2002
Israel responsibility
August 5, 2002
Nagging questions
August 5, 2002
J-W Editorials Why didn’t Kansas University selection committee members ask more questions before hiring a new athletic director? The question of whether Kansas University Athletic Director Al Bohl engaged in or condoned any questionable, dishonest or unethical practices while he was AD at Fresno State University has not yet been put to rest.
Headquarters Counseling Center seeks help
August 5, 2002
Voting maps
August 5, 2002
Where to vote in Lawrence Congressional districts Kansas House districts State Board of Education districts
State briefs
August 5, 2002
Photo Alliance to meet United Way creates youth volunteer award Museum offers course on flight
William ‘Eric’ Lienhard
August 5, 2002
William Glenn Wear
August 5, 2002
Steven Dale Belles
August 5, 2002
National League Roundup: Atlanta slips past Cards
Sheffield’s walk-off homer gives Braves 2-1 win
August 5, 2002
The St. Louis Cardinals finally got a hit off Damian Moss. It didn’t do them any good. The Australian left-hander allowed just one hit in eight innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cardinals 2-1 on Gary Sheffield’s leadoff homer in the ninth Sunday night.
Renegades take 4th at Series
August 5, 2002
Lawrence’s Renegades dropped a pair of games Sunday at the U-18 Triple Crown World Series, but finished fourth at the baseball tournament. Lawrence was defeated by the KC Generals, 14-3, and then lost to the Augusta Cubs, 12-5, in the third-place game.
Despite fraud probe, Halliburton subsidiary lands plum deal
August 5, 2002
Since Dick Cheney became vice president, a subsidiary of his former company was chosen the exclusive contractor for overseas Army troop support and Navy construction despite being under federal investigation for fraud. The Navy contract went to the Halliburton Co. subsidiary, Brown & Root Services, despite a recommendation from the auditing arm of Congress that new bids be solicited for the construction contract.
Miners give thanks at public church service
August 5, 2002
Nine miners who spent more than three days in a flooded coal mine 240 feet underground joined hundreds of people at a church service Sunday night to give thanks for their rescue a week ago. Family, friends and neighbors filled the Christ Casebeer Lutheran Church, just 100 yards away from where the men were trapped for 77 hours in a cramped shaft at Quecreek Mine in western Pennsylvania.
Signs’ has banner weekend with No. 1 debut
August 5, 2002
“Signs” ran crop circles around the competition to top an unusually strong weekend box office for August.The film, starring Mel Gibson as a farmer who finds mysterious patterns marking his fields, raked in $60.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Beem’s win becomes ‘hairy’
Lowery’s late rally falls short at International golf event
August 5, 2002
Rich Beem’s comment to Steve Lowery on the 18th green said it all: “It doesn’t get any better than that.” Beem carded seven birdies and made a critical eagle on the 17th hole to hold off a furious rally by Lowery and claim The International on Sunday.
Lewis hints at retirement
August 5, 2002
Lennox Lewis hinted he might retire or at least demand more money to fight in an interview published Sunday. The 36-year-old Lewis, who knocked out Mike Tyson in June to retain the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles, told The Observer that he has little left to prove.
Texans set for debut
August 5, 2002
The Houston Texans, the league’s newest expansion team, will take another historic step tonight when they make their preseason debut against the New York Giants in the Hall of Fame game.
Web site lets you track golf tourney champion
August 5, 2002
You don’t have to be into golf to know about Tiger Woods. All you have to do is explore the young champion’s presence online.
FAA puts cameras in remote Alaska sites
August 5, 2002
Vast distances, rugged terrain and sudden changes in weather have long made flying challenging in Alaska. Now pilots have a system of Web cameras to help them see beyond the horizon. The Federal Aviation Administration has installed two dozen webcams in mountain passes, on rocky coasts and at remote villages to supplement the agency’s aviation weather reports.
Get the facts before buying laptop for college-bound student
August 5, 2002
By Dave Toplikar “I’m telling you again don’t get her a laptop.” My son had dropped by for his occasional visit to our home. His sister was getting ready to enter her first year at the university. She’d be moving into her dorm room in a few weeks. And her older brother was giving me the wizened advice of a 20-year-old who had been there and done that. But, like most parents, I preferred to make my own mistakes. So I decided to continue looking at laptops that would best serve her needs and not break my checkbook.
Area briefs
August 5, 2002
Fund-raiser collecting cans Wildflower walk planned for Saturday morning
On the record
August 5, 2002
On the money
August 5, 2002
Following the roller coaster called the stock market is no easy task these days. Fortunately, several news media organizations offer up-to-date financial news and analysis through their Web sites.
Financial experts give ups, downs of various investments
August 5, 2002
Feel like your portfolio’s been bombed back to the Stone Age? Bear-proof your assets with some less conventional investments.
Another reminder about saving
August 5, 2002
Every so often, the pastor of my church explains why he preaches to the choir. He reminds the congregation that even the choir needs to steadily hear the message of salvation. I feel the same about personal finance. Ever since my oldest daughter was hospitalized, all I’ve wanted to write about is the importance of preparing your family for a financial crisis.
Investors seek alternatives
August 5, 2002
Two years into the worst slump in U.S. stock prices in a generation, few investors are holding out hope that Wall Street quickly will return to the heady levels it reached in the late 1990s. If investors are holding out hope at all, it’s that history doesn’t repeat itself and that this bear market isn’t as painful and protracted as the decades-long downturn that followed the collapse of the Dow Jones industrial average in 1929 or the 13-year depression in share prices that followed the collapse of Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index in 1989.
Master of Disguise’ isn’t that special
August 5, 2002
“The Master of Disguise” sounds like it should be a natural for Dana Carvey, who has created a gallery of hilarious characters and impersonations on “Saturday Night Live” and elsewhere. But even his protean talent can’t dent this ponderously unfunny and uninspired comedy. It’s hard to imagine anyone over 10 being diverted by its broad buffoonery, and kids deserve better than this in the first place.
Local briefs
August 5, 2002
Local group remembers Hiroshima with vigil Think snow: Weatherization grants available
Bomber starts day of carnage
Palestinian blows self up in Israel, killing 9; shootings, razings follow
August 5, 2002
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew up a bus in northern Israel during the morning rush hour Sunday, killing himself and nine passengers on a day punctuated by violence from the rolling hills of the Galilee to Jerusalem’s Old City to the Mediterranean beach front. The militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the bus bombing, which left charred remains including a child’s drawing of two hearts in crayon across a highway. The attack, near the town of Tsfat, was the militant group’s second deadly bombing in five days.
Lawrence commuters show little interest in rail line
August 5, 2002
By Mindie Paget If the future of a proposed commuter rail line between Topeka and downtown Kansas City depended on its Lawrence riders, the train might never leave the station. A study to gauge the feasibility of such a rail line project is that just 32 passengers would board in Lawrence. That low number is despite a finding that 71 percent of residents surveyed along the Topeka-Kansas City corridor were “very” or “somewhat” supportive of developing commuter rail service, and projections showing that enough people in cities between here and the Kansas City area would hop on to make the idea worth further investigation.
KU phasing out office supply services
Proponent says change could save university $230,000; employee doubtful
August 5, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University officials are cutting out the middle man when it comes to buying office supplies. His name is Keith Kellum. KU this fall will begin requiring departments to order their own supplies, eliminating its Office Supply Store and Kellum’s position. Another employee, manager Kathy Jansen, will be transferred to KU’s purchasing department after working in the store 28 years.
Judge temporarily bars expectant mother’s abortion at boyfriend’s request
August 5, 2002
Abortion rights advocates are urging courts to immediately overturn a judge’s unusual decision to temporarily bar a woman from ending her pregnancy. The order came in a lawsuit filed by a man who is seeking to force former girlfriend Tanya Meyers to carry her pregnancy to term. John Stachokus says he is willing to take full or partial custody of the child and claims in his suit that Meyers is being pressured by her mother to have the procedure.
Taxes at heart of voter choice in GOP primary
August 5, 2002
For voters in the Republican gubernatorial primary, the race comes down to two simple but overriding questions. Is a tax increase absolutely unacceptable? But if a tax increase is acceptable, whom do you trust? If voters answer those questions in that order, they’ll know which candidate best fits their views on the state’s biggest issue its budget problems.
People
August 5, 2002
Bush writes book introduction Animation for a new generation Remembering Marilyn Hospital made him sick
Fair’s end heartfelt for many
4-H’ers part with livestock as auction caps successful week
August 5, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Although Michael Krumm, 14, received two ribbons Sunday at the Douglas County Free Fair, he dreaded the livestock auction that followed the awards ceremony. “Tonight’s kind of a mellow night because you’re selling one of your animals that you’ve worked with all year,” said Krumm, who won Grand Champion in food preservation for his canned pickles and Reserve Grand Champion in educational food presentation for his table setting.
American League Roundup: Soriano lifts Yanks on ‘day off’
New York edges Angels, 7-5 in 12 innings, to complete split of series
August 5, 2002
Against his objections, Alfonso Soriano was supposed to take Sunday off. Instead, he wound up driving in the go-ahead run for the New York Yankees. “Three games I didn’t get a hit. Today’s my day off, I get two hits,” Soriano said with a smile after helping the Yankees beat the Anaheim Angels 7-5 in 12 innings Sunday. “I don’t understand this game.”
KU limits credit-card pitches
Policy bans solicitations on campus during start of academic year
August 5, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Students returning to Kansas University this fall won’t be bombarded with pitches from on-campus credit card solicitors after all. KU officials will prohibit credit card companies from distributing applications to students on campus from Aug. 15 to Sept. 5.
Cheryl J. Spurlock
August 5, 2002
Renegades take 4th at Series
August 5, 2002
Lawrence’s Renegades dropped a pair of games Sunday at the U-18 Triple Crown World Series, but finished fourth at the baseball tournament. Lawrence was defeated by the KC Generals, 14-3, and then lost to the Augusta Cubs, 12-5, in the third-place game.
Nash dunks in all-star scrimmage
August 5, 2002
Kansas University junior forward Bryant Nash scored six points, including a three-pointer and vicious slam dunk, in the Big 12 men’s basketball all-stars’ scrimmage on Sunday at the American Airlines Center.
Proponent says change could save university $230,000
August 5, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University officials are cutting out the middle man when it comes to buying office supplies. His name is Keith Kellum. KU this fall will begin requiring departments to order their own supplies, eliminating its Office Supply Store and Kellum’s position. Another employee, manager Kathy Jansen, will be transferred to KU’s purchasing department after working in the store 28 years.
Lawrence commuters show little interest in rail line
August 5, 2002
By Mindie Paget If the future of a proposed commuter rail line between Topeka and downtown Kansas City depended on its Lawrence riders, the train might never leave the station. A study to gauge the feasibility of such a rail line project is that just 32 passengers would board in Lawrence. That low number is despite a finding that 71 percent of residents surveyed along the Topeka-Kansas City corridor were “very” or “somewhat” supportive of developing commuter rail service, and projections showing that enough people in cities between here and the Kansas City area would hop on to make the idea worth further investigation.
ers part with livestock as auction caps successful week
August 5, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Although Michael Krumm, 14, received two ribbons Sunday at the Douglas County Free Fair, he dreaded the livestock auction that followed the awards ceremony. “Tonight’s kind of a mellow night because you’re selling one of your animals that you’ve worked with all year,” said Krumm, who won Grand Champion in food preservation for his canned pickles and Reserve Grand Champion in educational food presentation for his table setting.
City inspectors plucking illegal signs
August 5, 2002
(Updated Monday at 1:49 p.m.) Lawrence city inspectors were out Monday plucking campaign signs that were violating the city’s sign ordinance  including some from a Republican congressional candidate.
s primary
August 5, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 3:21 p.m.) Advance voting at the Douglas County Courthouse ended at noon Monday with 581 people having voted early for Tuesday’s primary election. Including 382 ballots received in the mail by Monday afternoon, the total number of advance votes in Douglas County was 963, said Patty Jaimes, county clerk.
WNBA Roundup: Liberty clobber Sting, clinch berth
August 5, 2002
Vickie Johnson scored 20 points as the Eastern Conference-leading New York Liberty clinched a playoff spot with a 71-58 win Sunday over the Charlotte Sting.
Briefly
August 5, 2002
Pittsburgh: Canadian teen arrested for lighting shoe on plane New York City: WTC proposal gains ground Washington, D.C.: Bush administration defends review of al-Qaida threat Washington, D.C.: U.S. makes loan to Uruguay
Brickyard 400: Bill ‘awesome’ again
Elliott holds on for second straight victory
August 5, 2002
He’s “Awesome Bill” again. Bill Elliott passed Rusty Wallace 12 laps from the end, then held him off on a restart with four laps to go Sunday on the way to a victory in the Brickyard 400.
NFL Training Camps: Titans far removed from days as Oilers
August 5, 2002
There are plenty of reminders of the Houston Oilers in the halls of the Tennessee Titans’ headquarters. The same can’t be said about the Titans’ roster. Only five players remain from the Oilers team that relocated to Tennessee six years ago.
The Other Ones have identity issues
August 5, 2002
They are The Other Ones, the world’s greatest Grateful Dead cover band, and not an easy feat is that. Even drummer Mickey Hart stammers not to call it the Grateful Dead, but then, the Grateful Dead it is not. In some ways they are better, as they proved over the weekend in a pair of shows at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre. Jimmy Herring’s guitar cuts cleaner lines through the ensemble than did Jerry Garcia’s.
Lawsuits ease every regret
August 5, 2002
By Bill Ferguson Knight Ridder Newspapers It had to happen sooner or later. First the tobacco companies were sued for giving their customers cancer. Then the gun manufacturers were sued for selling a product that (surprise) sometimes causes serious injury and death. And now comes the latest development in the Blame-Someone-Else-For-Your-Own-Stupid-Choices Olympics.
Our natural ties to nature
August 5, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group Once upon a college time there was a restaurant in Harvard Square that sold whale steaks. Honestly. Whale was right there on the menu, along with cod and hamburger. I don’t share this factoid of food history to send little children screaming out of the room. Or to satisfy the curiosity of the epicureans. (OK, it tastes like liver.) I serve it up rather to note how the ethical appetite has changed.
Unfair advantage
August 5, 2002
Other races draw less attention
August 5, 2002
Sen. Lynn Jenkins’ theme in her campaign for state treasurer is so simple that it’s boiled down to three letters, placed on each of her signs “CPA.” Dennis Wilson’s pitch in running for the Republican nomination against her is that the treasurer doesn’t need to be a CPA. Instead, he says, voters should go for his mix of business and political experience, which includes work in the State Treasurer’s Office and nine months as Johnson County treasurer.
Randy C. Guenther
August 5, 2002
Congress wants say in Iraq planning
August 5, 2002
War against Iraq is likely, said a senator exploring U.S. options, and other lawmakers joined him Sunday in pressing the Bush administration to make the case to Congress before any attack. Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., led hearings last week that highlighted both the gravity of the threat posed by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and the difficulty of replacing him with stable leadership.
Lawsuit filed against former Lawrence priest
August 5, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 1:49 p.m.) A former Lawrence priest is being sued by a Johnson County man who claims that while he was a minor he was a victim of the priest’s “reckless sexual contacts.”
Twins win in wild finish - Minnesota 5, Kansas City 4
Royals blow lead in ninth, lose in 10th
August 5, 2002
Corey Koskie took one for his teammates on Sunday. Koskie was injured on the final, bizarre play of the Minnesota Twins’ 5-4 victory over Kansas City, taking a throw in the chest as Royals first baseman Chan Perry attempted to get Torii Hunter at home plate.
Football on Mondays in August?
August 5, 2002
The NFL’s newest team takes on one of it most venerable franchises when the expansion Houston Texans play the New York Giants in the Hall of Fame game live from Canton, Ohio, on a preseason edition of “Monday Night Football” (8 p.m., ABC). ABC’s 32-year-old football institution also sports a revamped cast. The arcane comedic observations of Dennis Miller make way for the pulverizingly loud commentary of veteran broadcaster John Madden.
Horosopes
August 5, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
August 5, 2002
Lawrence city commission
August 5, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:45 p.m. Tuesday City Hall Sunflower Broadband Channel 25
Royals 12, Twins 4
August 5, 2002
Luis Alicea hit a three-run homer and Carlos Febles went 4-for-4 Monday, helping the Kansas City Royals beat Minnesota 12-4 Monday and end the Twins’ five-game winning streak.
World reacts to U.S. market slump
August 5, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Epochal change is difficult to grasp as it occurs. But there is a rare clarity to the historic shift that is under way. The world is moving from an era in which responsibility to self was the overriding value in business and politics toward a time in which responsibility to one’s society, nation and fellow beings returns to the front line of thought and discourse.
Briefly
August 5, 2002
Dallas: Five dead in shooting; husband in custody Louisiana: Six die in house fire Detroit: Yamaha leads list of stolen motorcycles Houston: Storm kills two people
Readers intersect at BookCrossing
August 5, 2002
Sonja Milbourn will never forget the day she walked in to her neighborhood pizza joint, only to see a waitress charging back at her. “She chased me down because she wanted to thank me for the book I left there,” the college professor said with a chuckle. A week earlier, Milbourn and her 9 year-old daughter had slyly dropped a tattered copy of “Dead Man Walking” on a table there, hoping another bookworm would pick it up and join in the game.
Wall-to-wall network
New technology connects PCs through electric outlets
August 5, 2002
Imagine that all the hassle associated with computer networking adapters, cables and configuration issues suddenly disappeared, and all you had to do to connect multiple PCs to each other and to the Internet was to plug their power cords into an ordinary AC wall outlet. We haven’t reached that happy state yet. However, the networking industry has taken a step in that direction with new gear that makes what’s known as “powerline networking” a reality.
KU football freshmen to report today
August 5, 2002
By David Mitchell For three years, Jerome Kemp and Nick Reid were rivals. Starting today, the Kansas University freshmen are roommates and teammates. “We’ve been good friends since our recruiting trip,” said Reid, one of 17 scholarship freshmen who will report to preseason football camp today. “I knew of him, but I didn’t know him.”
Get the facts before buying laptop for college-bound student
August 5, 2002
By Dave Toplikar “I’m telling you again  don’t get her a laptop.” My son had dropped by for his occasional visit to our home. His sister was getting ready to enter her first year at the university. She’d be moving into her dorm room in a few weeks. And her older brother was giving me the wizened advice of a 20-year-old who had been there and done that. But, like most parents, I preferred to make my own mistakes. So I decided to continue looking at laptops that would best serve her needs and not break my checkbook.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
August 5, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.37 at several stations.
Apparently not all publicity is good
August 5, 2002
By Chuck Woodlikng Those of us who write stories for entrepreneurs who buy ink by the barrel know we can make most of the readers happy most of the time, but not all of them happy all of the time.
Nash dunks in all-star scrimmage
August 5, 2002
Kansas University junior forward Bryant Nash scored six points, including a three-pointer and vicious slam dunk, in the Big 12 men’s basketball all-stars’ scrimmage on Sunday at the American Airlines Center.
KU football freshmen to report today
August 5, 2002
By David Mitchell For three years, Jerome Kemp and Nick Reid were rivals. Starting today, the Kansas University freshmen are roommates and teammates. “We’ve been good friends since our recruiting trip,” said Reid, one of 17 scholarship freshmen who will report to preseason football camp today. “I knew of him, but I didn’t know him.”