Advertisement

Archive for Tuesday, August 6, 2002

All stories

Praeger declared winner in GOP insurance commissioner race
Jenkins holds lead in treasurer’s race
August 6, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 10:58 p.m.) BULLETIN Sandy Praeger, GOP, nominated Insurance Commissioner, Kansas. State Sen. Lynn Jenkins took an early lead Tuesday night over Johnson County Treasurer Dennis Wilson in the battle over who will be the GOP candidate for state treasurer. State Sen. Sandy Praeger, of Lawrence, had 57 percent of the vote in the three-way race for insurance commissioner.
Kline wins Republican nomination for attorney general
August 6, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 11:12 p.m.) BULLETIN Phill Kline, GOP, nominated Attorney General, Kansas.
Shallenburger declared winner in GOP gubernatorial primary
August 6, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 10:55 p.m.) State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger captured the Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday night, after his two challengers conceded to the conservative nominee.
Roberts declared winner of U.S. Senate GOP primary
August 6, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 9:37 p.m.) U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts was declared the Republican nominee after early returns came in Tuesday, the last day he faced major-party opposition to his bid for a second term.
Pre-noon voter turnout light in Lawrence
August 6, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 9:36 p.m.) By Dave Toplikar Seven-year-old Tommy Latham and his brother, Jesse, 4, peeked under the curtain of the voting booth to watch their mother. “As I was explaining to my children, it’s important to take part in your government,” Tommy’s mother, Chris Latham, said a few minutes later. But not that many voters feel the same way a check of four Lawrence precincts during the noon hour showed turnout had been fairly light Tuesday morning.
Son of former Baldwin police chief sentenced
August 6, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 1:18 p.m.) Shawn Butell, the son of the former Baldwin Police Chief, was ordered Tuesday to spend a year under intensive supervision for convictions of burglary and misdemeanor theft.
Spin, spin, spin
August 6, 2002
Journal-World Editorial James Traficant is all too symbolic of the modern trend toward criminal fraud and deceit. James Traficant is the current poster child for the growing notion that one can spin a yarn and not be held accountable to reality.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
August 6, 2002
Moving help
August 6, 2002
Ready for war?
August 6, 2002
Announcer Hearn dies at 85
Lakers’ legend failed to regain consciousness after fall
August 6, 2002
Play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn, who made phrases like “slam dunk” and “air ball” common basketball expressions during his 42-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died Monday. He was 85.
NFL Camps: Jets’ defensive end sprains knee
Abraham plans to be in lineup when New York opens season at Buffalo
August 6, 2002
All-Pro defensive end John Abraham of the New York Jets sprained his left knee in practice Saturday, but plans to be in the lineup when the team opens its season in less than five weeks.
6News video report: School board gets dollar amounts to have schools updated
August 6, 2002
6News reports on Monday night’s school board meeting.
6Sports video report: Dog Days popularity continues to grow
August 6, 2002
6Sports reports on the Dog Days fitness group that will celebrate its twentieth anniversary next year.
Wingert named Raiders’ MVP
August 6, 2002
Troy Wingert was a double winner when they passed out Lawrence Amateur Baseball Association Awards. Wingert, a catcher who led the Raiders in several offensive categories, was named the team’s most valuable player and was also awarded the Al Ice Scholarship.
American League Roundup: Triple topples Tampa Bay
White Sox secure 4-3 win with ninth-inning three-bagger
August 6, 2002
More baserunning mistakes didn’t stop the Chicago White Sox. Mark Johnson hit a tiebreaking triple in the ninth inning Monday to lead the White Sox past Tampa Bay, 4-3. After Joe Crede had a one-out single off Esteban Yan (5-6), Johnson tripled into the right-field corner.
Baseball Briefs
August 6, 2002
Rocker apologizes for anti-gay statements Devil Rays activate oft-injured Alvarez
City inspectors pull up illegal political signs
August 6, 2002
By Dave Toplikar Lawrence city inspectors were out Monday plucking campaign signs posted in violation of the city’s sign ordinance including some from a Republican congressional candidate. “I noticed quite a few of them on the way in this morning,” said Barry Walthall, codes enforcement manager for the city’s Neighborhood Resources Department.
Advance voting ends at under 1,000 ballots
August 6, 2002
Advance voting at the Douglas County Courthouse ended noon Monday with 581 people voting before today’s primary election.
Put your thinking caps on
August 6, 2002
A contest at the KidsCom Web site taps into kids’ creativity by asking children to come up with a gadget that will help solve a “major world problem.” Some of the ideas suggested by the regular KidsCom characters include a gadget that will make life better for animals, a gadget that helps kids do better in school or a great new instrument
On the record
August 6, 2002
Lawrence briefs
August 6, 2002
Safety program coming to Furr’s Family Dining Program to aid students with school fees, supplies
KC archdiocese named in lawsuit
Accuser alleges Catholic Church responsible in former Lawrence priest’s sexual abuse case
August 6, 2002
By Mike Belt A lawsuit filed in Douglas County District Court adds a new twist in the case against a former Lawrence Catholic priest already accused of taking indecent liberties with a child in two Kansas counties.
Israeli missiles strike in Gaza Strip following deadly attacks
August 6, 2002
Israel struck back at the Palestinians on Monday following a day of deadly attacks, firing missiles at a suspected weapons factory in the Gaza Strip and announcing a ban on Palestinian travel in the northern West Bank.
Hopes float on grant application for $400,000 in financing
Town pool may be in Lecompton’s future
August 6, 2002
By Dave Ranney Some Lecompton officials want to build the town a swimming pool of its own. City officials on Wednesday are expected to unveil plans for building a pool on a city-owned, 3-acre site on Clark Street, near the water tower.
Firefighters recognized for advocacy efforts
August 6, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Though Jenny McGee spent hours Monday traveling in the heat from fire station to fire station, she still had plenty of energy at the end of the day. “It doesn’t tire me out to go around to talk to the firefighters,” said McGee, 13. “They help so much and make half the money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.”
Board reviews school upgrades
Members redirect consultants’ plans for sports facilities
August 6, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Construction of state-of-the-art athletics and academic facilities at Lawrence’s two high schools would cost $25.7 million, consultants said Monday. The bulk of that work $20.5 million would be at Lawrence High School, said John Fuller of DLR Group’s office in Overland Park. Free State High School, which opened in 1997, could benefit from $5.2 million in upgrades, he said.
Officers suing Baldwin for $300,000 in damages each
August 6, 2002
By Mike Belt The city of Baldwin has bluntly rejected demands for monetary compensation to four Baldwin Police officers who say their rights were violated during a department investigation last year.
Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks deals
August 6, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.37 at several stations.
Farmers turn to pharmaceutical crops
Researchers, consumers worry ‘pharma-crops’ might enter food supply
August 6, 2002
In a field near their northern Iowa farmstead, brothers Bill and Joe Horan have planted what some say is the future for both farming and pharmaceuticals. Their field contains corn genetically altered to contain an enzyme that helps cystic fibrosis patients digest food.
Dow posts triple-digit loss
August 6, 2002
Wall Street’s hopes for a turnaround dimmed Monday after another dose of disappointing economic news sent the Dow Jones industrials down nearly 270 points, their third straight triple-digit loss.
Sprint seeks to build tower at Free State High School
August 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Sprint PCS officials hope to use property at Free State High School to locate a new 120-foot communications tower designed to improve the company’s wireless telephone service in the area.
Microsoft to release more technical data
August 6, 2002
Microsoft Corp. is disclosing more technical information about its Windows operating system products in order to comply with a federal antitrust settlement that has yet to be approved by a judge, the company announced Monday.
Scratch masters art of vocal percussion
August 6, 2002
Scratch, a member of the illustrious Roots, is bringing the art of vocal percussion or human beat-boxing as it’s more commonly known to the fore with his solo release “The Embodiment of Instrumentation.” Instead of playing bass or drums, he replicates the sounds with his mouth.
Ride ‘em, cowboy
LHS senior vies for saddle bronc title
August 6, 2002
By Kristin Callaway A horse runs into the chute. A man climbs onto the horse’s back and gets situated in the saddle. The man nods his head. The horse’s flanks are pulled tightly, and the rider holds on for dear life as the horse bucks and kicks wildly for eight long seconds. Or until the man falls off, whichever happens first.
Toothy alien stars in solid platformer
August 6, 2002
There’s something to be said for a game where your finger is almost constantly on the trigger. Unfortunately, when you can’t see what you’re shooting at, some of the air comes hissing out of the balloon.
In the halls
August 6, 2002
Weapons, computers reported missing
August 6, 2002
The Justice Department has lost track of 775 weapons and 400 laptop computers, more than half of which may have contained national security or sensitive law enforcement information, an internal investigation found.
Civil War ship’s turret recovered
August 6, 2002
The coral-encrusted gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor was raised Monday from the floor of the Atlantic, nearly 140 years after the historic warship sank. As salvage crews cheered, the 120-ton turret was pulled out of the depths by a huge crane on a 300-foot barge.
Briefly
August 6, 2002
Los Angeles: Surgery to separate conjoined twin started Chicago: Van crash victim dies Vatican City: 7 ‘priests’ excommunicated Pakistan: Gunmen kill 6 at school
McLouth mayor was ‘kind, gentle’
August 6, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn When Glenn Wear succeeded the mayor of McLouth 15 years ago, Patricia Wear said, she didn’t realize her husband had made a long-term commitment. “He replaced someone who took the city manager’s job,” she said. “I guess no one else would run against him in an election, so he just stayed on.”
Passport rates to increase
August 6, 2002
By Terry Rombeck People in Lawrence like to skip the country. Just ask Bill Reynolds, Lawrence’s postmaster. His office processes 3,000 new passports each year. If you’re among the throngs of locals planning an international trip, you might want to get your passport by Aug. 19, when rates will increase from $65 to $80.
County receives money for waste programs
August 6, 2002
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will distribute $1.55 million in grants to 38 cities and counties for recycling, composting and solid waste source reduction programs.
Cheryl J. Spurlock
August 6, 2002
Spin, spin, spin
August 6, 2002
Journal-World Editorial James Traficant is all too symbolic of the modern trend toward criminal fraud and deceit. James Traficant is the current poster child for the growing notion that one can spin a yarn and not be held accountable to reality.
Jayhawks hope newcomers contribute
August 6, 2002
By David Mitchell Kansas University’s freshman class will take the field for the first time today when preseason football practices begin. KU fans and first-year coach Mark Mangino are hoping the newcomers can help the Jayhawks improve on last year’s 3-8 record.
Pre-noon voter turnout light in Lawrence
August 6, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 9:36 p.m.) By Dave Toplikar Seven-year-old Tommy Latham and his brother, Jesse, 4, peeked under the curtain of the voting booth to watch their mother. “As I was explaining to my children, it’s important to take part in your government,” Tommy’s mother, Chris Latham, said a few minutes later. But not that many voters feel the same way  a check of four Lawrence precincts during the noon hour showed turnout had been fairly light Tuesday morning.
Audrey Ione Skeet
August 6, 2002
Randy C. Guenther
August 6, 2002
Graveside services for Randy C. Guenther, 46, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Guenther died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at his home in Lawrence.
Kaydene Becker
August 6, 2002
Topeka  Services for Kaydene Becker, 65, Meriden, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker-Price Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Meriden Cemetery. Mrs. Becker died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at her home in Meriden.
Study: GOP control of House shifted federal funds in ‘90s
August 6, 2002
The 1994 revolution that gave Republicans control of the House of Representatives produced a seismic shift in federal spending, moving tens of billions of dollars from Democratic to GOP districts, an Associated Press analysis shows.
Local Briefs
August 6, 2002
Topeka resident charged in restaurant shooting Obituary: McLouth remembers mayor of 15 years Crime: Police arrest suspect armed with meat cleaver Fire: Blaze destroys garage, contents near Baldwin
People
August 6, 2002
Aid for the rescuers Humanitarian mission Coastal comparisons Mini-Me a big draw
plans for sports facilities
August 6, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Construction of state-of-the-art athletics and academic facilities at Lawrence’s two high schools would cost $25.7 million, consultants said Monday. The bulk of that work  $20.5 million  would be at Lawrence High School, said John Fuller of DLR Group’s office in Overland Park. Free State High School, which opened in 1997, could benefit from $5.2 million in upgrades, he said.
Fund to aid displaced girlfriend
August 6, 2002
By Dave Ranney A Lawrence social worker is raising money to help the ex-girlfriend of a suspect charged with murder find an apartment. “With Lawrence’s housing market being the way it is, I figure she’ll need between $800 and $1,000 for the security deposit and first month’s rent,” said Tracy Bedell, a social worker with Full Citizenship, a nonprofit agency that helps low-income, single mothers find jobs and get off welfare.
Fall tour of remaining Grateful Dead members in the works
August 6, 2002
Because things went so well during the weekend reunion of the Grateful Dead’s surviving members, the band has decided to go ahead with a fall tour. “All I can say is that the fall tour was set and approved contingent on a good weekend and since it was a far better than good weekend I am certainly confident the shows will go,” said Dennis McNally, the band’s publicist and biographer.
Briefly
August 6, 2002
North Carolina: Three workers killed when wall collapses Cleveland: Traficant transferred to federal prison Florida: Judge strikes down school voucher program Pittsburgh: President meets with rescued miners
Care for elderly a growing issue
August 6, 2002
By Jane Eisner Knight Ridder Newspapers For decades, Marcia Ory has researched the changing dynamics of caring for America’s elderly. Now she is living the reality. A year ago, she left Washington for a job at Texas A&M University to be closer to family, particularly her elderly mother in Dallas.
Chiefs waiting on rookie
First-round pick yet to sign contract
August 6, 2002
First-round draft pick Ryan Sims and Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez remain no-shows midway through the Kansas City Chiefs training camp. And the absence of the two high-profile players is starting to wear thin on head coach Dick Vermeil, though he realizes there is very little he can do about it.
Poll forecast: voter drought
Voter turnout primary concern
August 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Voters will go to the polls today to settle a contentious Republican Party primary and crown a group of Democratic Party candidates in uncontested statewide races. And despite a host of national and statewide concerns from terrorism to taxes and the drought officials are predicting low voter turnout.
Kaydene Becker
August 6, 2002
Randy C. Guenther
August 6, 2002
LHS senior vies for saddle bronc title
August 6, 2002
By Kristin Callaway A horse runs into the chute. A man climbs onto the horse’s back and gets situated in the saddle. The man nods his head. The horse’s flanks are pulled tightly, and the rider holds on for dear life as the horse bucks and kicks wildly for eight long seconds. Or until the man falls off, whichever happens first.
Tough guy beats out funnyman
Wrestling biography more entertaining than Seinfeld read
August 6, 2002
Books about television emerge with the regularity of commercial breaks and knockoffs of “The Osbournes.” Just as most of what TV offers is instantly forgettable, so are many of the volumes it inspires. It’s 1998 and “Dawson’s Creek” is hot? Rush out “Dawson’s Creek: The Official Scrapbook.”
Corporate credibility decline
August 6, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday Corporate America suffered additional injuries to its pride and credibility last week, even as President Bush declared “we’re headed in the right direction,” his curiously optimistic reading of the news that growth in the gross domestic product had decelerated to an anemic 1.1 percent in the second quarter.
Nash reluctant to fly, eager to play
Big 12 All-Star team’s tour of Scandinavia starts Wednesday in Sweden
August 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore Flying two hours from Dallas to Chicago, then, after a lengthy layover, boarding an 8-hour, 15-minute flight to Stockholm, Sweden, isn’t Bryant Nash’s idea of a good day. “I ain’t too crazy about the plane trip,” groaned Nash, Kansas University’s lanky 6-foot-6 junior forward, referring to Monday’s marathon journey to Scandinavia, site of the Big 12 Men’s Basketball All-Star team’s 11-day tour.
National League Roundup: Big Unit looms large
August 6, 2002
Randy Johnson showed there were no lingering effects from last week’s grueling start. Johnson struck out his first six batters and pitched a two-hitter Monday as the Arizona Diamondbacks completed a four-game sweep with a 2-0 victory over the New York Mets.
Fund to aid displaced girlfriend
August 6, 2002
By Dave Ranney A Lawrence social worker is raising money to help the ex-girlfriend of a suspect charged with murder find an apartment. “With Lawrence’s housing market being the way it is, I figure she’ll need between $800 and $1,000 for the security deposit and first month’s rent,” said Tracy Bedell, a social worker with Full Citizenship, a nonprofit agency that helps low-income, single mothers find jobs and get off welfare.
Madden sparkles in Monday Night debut
Houston Texans not so fortunate in first preseason game
August 6, 2002
A punt, pass and kick and John Madden had eased into his new role as analyst on ABC’s “Monday Night Football.” The former NFL coach and longtime announcer at CBS and Fox was right at home with play-by-play man Al Michaels.
Daily Ticker
August 6, 2002
Business Briefcase
August 6, 2002
New south Iowa store to sell dollar items Leadership: New members join Fed Agriculture: State drought taking toll
Widows’ fight back in TV drama
August 6, 2002
That wailing and gnashing of teeth you hear must be coming from the networks who are still collectively reeling from the 93 Emmy Award nominations doled out to HBO. Ninety-three!
Horoscopes
August 6, 2002
Jayhawks hope newcomers contribute
August 6, 2002
By David Mitchell Kansas University’s freshman class will take the field for the first time today when preseason football practices begin. KU fans and first-year coach Mark Mangino are hoping the newcomers can help the Jayhawks improve on last year’s 3-8 record.
s tour of Scandinavia starts Wednesday in Sweden
August 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore Flying two hours from Dallas to Chicago, then, after a lengthy layover, boarding an 8-hour, 15-minute flight to Stockholm, Sweden, isn’t Bryant Nash’s idea of a good day. “I ain’t too crazy about the plane trip,” groaned Nash, Kansas University’s lanky 6-foot-6 junior forward, referring to Monday’s marathon journey to Scandinavia, site of the Big 12 Men’s Basketball All-Star team’s 11-day tour.
Redistricting lawsuit pushed mail deadline to Aug. 12
August 6, 2002
With at least two statewide races expected to be close, candidates and election officials face an unprecedented wrinkle in how a few primary ballots will be handled. County clerks and election officers must accept ballots mailed by military personnel and Kansans living overseas through Aug. 12, six days after the polls in the state have closed.
Cheryl J. Spurlock
August 6, 2002
Funeral services for Cheryl J. Spurlock, 54, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Worden United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Worden Cemetery. Mrs. Spurlock died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Royals end six-game skid - Kansas City 12, Minnesota 4
August 6, 2002
Stung by four consecutive one-run losses, the Kansas City Royals ended their frustrations against Minnesota on Monday. Luis Alicea hit a three-run homer and Carlos Febles went 4-for-5 for the Royals in a 12-4 victory that ended the Twins’ five-game winning streak.
Lienhard recalled fondly
August 6, 2002
By Chuck Woodling As busy as Ted Juneau has been these days preparing for the start of the new school year, he admits he has been thinking about Eric Lienhard. Juneau is principal of Central Junior High. Nineteen years ago he was head coach of the Lawrence High boys basketball team that captured the 1983 Class 6A state championship.
U.S. rejects invitation to inspect Iraq weapons
August 6, 2002
Iraq has made its second offer in less than a week to open its weapons systems to the world, overtures guardedly welcomed by the United Nations but rejected by Washington as a ploy to avoid U.S. military strikes.
Judge overturns temporary injunction on abortion
August 6, 2002
A judge gave a woman the go-ahead Monday to get an abortion after her ex-boyfriend won an extraordinary order that temporarily prevented her from terminating her pregnancy. Common Pleas Judge Michael Conahan dissolved the temporary injunction issued against 23-year-old Tanya Meyers by another judge a week ago. Conahan also dismissed a lawsuit filed by the ex-boyfriend, John Stachokus, to force her to carry her fetus to term.
Avis Hund
August 6, 2002
Voter turnout primary concern
August 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Voters will go to the polls today to settle a contentious Republican Party primary and crown a group of Democratic Party candidates in uncontested statewide races. And despite a host of national and statewide concerns  from terrorism to taxes and the drought  officials are predicting low voter turnout.
Son of former Baldwin police chief sentenced
August 6, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 1:18 p.m.) Shawn Butell, the son of the former Baldwin Police Chief, was ordered Tuesday to spend a year under intensive supervision for convictions of burglary and misdemeanor theft.
Avis Hund
August 6, 2002
Meriden  Funeral mass for Avis Hund, 76, Meriden, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Meriden. Burial will follow at St. Aloysius Cemetery. Mrs. Hund died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
MVP
August 6, 2002
Troy Wingert was a double winner when they passed out Lawrence Amateur Baseball Association Awards. Wingert, a catcher who led the Raiders in several offensive categories, was named the team’s most valuable player and was also awarded the Al Ice Scholarship.
Sprint seeks to build tower at Free State High School
August 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Sprint PCS officials hope to use property at Free State High School to locate a new 120-foot communications tower designed to improve the company’s wireless telephone service in the area.
Officers suing Baldwin for $300,000 in damages each
August 6, 2002
By Mike Belt The city of Baldwin has bluntly rejected demands for monetary compensation to four Baldwin Police officers who say their rights were violated during a department investigation last year.
Firefighters recognized for advocacy efforts
August 6, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Though Jenny McGee spent hours Monday traveling in the heat from fire station to fire station, she still had plenty of energy at the end of the day. “It doesn’t tire me out to go around to talk to the firefighters,” said McGee, 13. “They help so much and make half the money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.”
s future
August 6, 2002
By Dave Ranney Some Lecompton officials want to build the town a swimming pool of its own. City officials on Wednesday are expected to unveil plans for building a pool on a city-owned, 3-acre site on Clark Street, near the water tower.
s sexual abuse case
August 6, 2002
By Mike Belt A lawsuit filed in Douglas County District Court adds a new twist in the case against a former Lawrence Catholic priest already accused of taking indecent liberties with a child in two Kansas counties.
Audrey Ione Skeet
August 6, 2002
Tonganoxie  Funeral services for Audrey Ione Skeet, 90, rural Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Reno Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Skeet died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
Passport rates to increase
August 6, 2002
By Terry Rombeck People in Lawrence like to skip the country. Just ask Bill Reynolds, Lawrence’s postmaster. His office processes 3,000 new passports each year. If you’re among the throngs of locals planning an international trip, you might want to get your passport by Aug. 19, when rates will increase from $65 to $80.
City inspectors pull up illegal political signs
August 6, 2002
By Dave Toplikar Lawrence city inspectors were out Monday plucking campaign signs posted in violation of the city’s sign ordinance  including some from a Republican congressional candidate. “I noticed quite a few of them on the way in this morning,” said Barry Walthall, codes enforcement manager for the city’s Neighborhood Resources Department.
U.S. arms policy outdated
August 6, 2002
By Joseph Rotblat Knight Ridder Tribune Forum On this 57th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we have to look reality in its ugly face. The drive for the elimination of nuclear weapons is going very badly, and the use of these weapons may become a routine part of military strategy, according to President Bush’s recently disclosed Nuclear Posture Review.
August 6, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn When Glenn Wear succeeded the mayor of McLouth 15 years ago, Patricia Wear said, she didn’t realize her husband had made a long-term commitment. “He replaced someone who took the city manager’s job,” she said. “I guess no one else would run against him in an election, so he just stayed on.”
Some ballots to be counted late
Redistricting lawsuit pushed mail deadline to Aug. 12
August 6, 2002
With at least two statewide races expected to be close, candidates and election officials face an unprecedented wrinkle in how a few primary ballots will be handled. County clerks and election officers must accept ballots mailed by military personnel and Kansans living overseas through Aug. 12, six days after the polls in the state have closed.
Explorers’ council moves to Midwest
August 6, 2002
The National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial will relocate its headquarters to Missouri, where the explorers’ historical journey began in 1804. The council closed its headquarters in Portland, Ore., and laid off four full-time employees last month.
Plaintiffs file new motion in diluted drugs case
Drug companies knew about pharmacist in 1998, papers say
August 6, 2002
Internal company documents show two drug companies knew that Robert Courtney was diluting drugs as early as 1998, according to a motion filed Monday by attorneys for patients who received drugs from Courtney.
Topeka classrooms go unstaffed
August 6, 2002
Some parents are upset the Topeka school district doesn’t have enough money to hire teachers for 19 new classrooms built with bond issue proceeds. The district had planned to use the new classrooms to reduce the student-to-teacher ratio in second-grade-classrooms to 18-to-1 from a limit of 25-to-1.
Headless decision in topless case
August 6, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News Sometimes good luck comes wrapped with a great big bow. Sometimes it comes naked from the waist up. For the newly decommissioned Miss North Carolina, I think and hope it’s coming without tan lines.