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Shallenburger, rivals meet for GOP unity breakfast
August 7, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:11 p.m.) TOPEKA Having won the Republican gubernatorial nomination and a big victory for his fellow conservatives, State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger turned his attention Wednesday to uniting the GOP behind him.
Judge joins Jayni on cooking show
August 7, 2002
Deanell Tacha, chief judge of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, steps away from the bench and into the kitchen this week on “Jayni’s Kitchen.” Host Jayni Carey and Tacha will prepare several dishes.
Peanut butter adds nutrition to sauce
August 7, 2002
A favorite ingredient can often be used in many ways. In this dish from the July-August issue of Health magazine, peanut butter is used in the sauce, which is part of a quick summer recipe.
Pork, coleslaw make tasty wrap
August 7, 2002
This recipe for pork wraps promises full flavor with only a modest fat content. One way of slimming the ingredients down is to replace rolls with a Middle Eastern soft flatbread, such as lavash, and to use low-fat sour cream and mayonnaise for the tangy, refreshing coleslaw that accompanies the wraps.
Food trivia can take your mind off the heat
August 7, 2002
The dog days of August are the perfect time to languish with dubious food-related facts and fiction. We say fiction because “Bob from sunny California” and similar sources are quoted on the Food Trivia and Facts Web site.
Perfect salad mixes contrasting textures and flavors
August 7, 2002
Here are some examples of ingredients that represent the five flavors that should be in a salad. Experiment with combining one or two elements from each flavor category, and also try to find a balance of textures within your choice of ingredients.
Historic jam recipe needs little effort
August 7, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger I spent some time over the weekend hunkered down with a stack of old cookbooks, tracking down a recipe for a reader. As it happens, I struck pay dirt, and I also kicked up quite a bit of dust in the process.
Nestle to buy Chef America for $2.6 billion
August 7, 2002
Food and drinks giant Nestle announced Tuesday that it was buying U.S. food company Chef America, which makes Hot Pockets sandwiches, for $2.6 billion.
Aquila to shut down energy trading business
August 7, 2002
Aquila Inc. will exit the wholesale energy trading business by the end of September, becoming the latest energy company to do so amid weak prices and tougher scrutiny from regulators and credit rating agencies.
Briefcase
August 7, 2002
Foreign affairs: U.S. treasury secretary praises troubled Brazil Leadership: AOL Time Warner names head of Online division Recognition: Beech Aircraft founder to be featured in exhibit Dodge City: $112,200 fine proposed against National Beef
Daily ticker
August 7, 2002
Former chief’s son dodges sentence
August 7, 2002
By Mike Belt Shawn Butell, son of former Baldwin Police Chief Steve Butell, narrowly escaped a prison sentence Tuesday. Butell, 23, convicted last month for burglarizing and stealing from Baldwin businesses, will spend a year in an intensive supervision program under Douglas County Community Corrections.
Campus Greens rally draws notable activists
August 7, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Big-name activists and folk singer Iris Dement will be showcased at the national Campus Greens convention this week on the Kansas University campus. Keynote speakers include Tom Hayden, the former California lawmaker and ex-husband of Jane Fonda.
Admissions director backs out
August 7, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A last-minute change of heart by an Oklahoma State University administrator will leave Kansas University without a permanent director of admissions and scholarships this fall.
Gore ethical query a bit late
August 7, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Former Vice President Al Gore has finally gotten around to questioning presidential ethics. Unfortunately, the ethics he questions are not those of former President Bill Clinton, who had none, but of George W. Bush, whom polls show the public trusts.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
August 7, 2002
School support
August 7, 2002
Tax revenue will take corporate hit
August 7, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate An interesting irony is unfolding in the wake of the corporate earnings scandal. Everyone is bemoaning the overstatement of corporate earnings and lamenting the impact on shareholders. What is being missed is the impact on the U.S. and state treasuries.
Jenkins secures GOP treasurer spot
August 7, 2002
State Sen. Lynn Jenkins defeated Johnson County Treasurer Dennis Wilson to win the Republican nomination for state treasurer Tuesday night.
GOP incumbents ousted from state school board
August 7, 2002
Two incumbent Republicans lost State Board of Education seats Tuesday night, endangering a moderate majority installed only two years ago in a political furor over evolution.
Johnson County sales tax for schools dominates votes
August 7, 2002
Voters weighed a controversial plan to raise the Johnson County sales tax by a quarter-cent, with two-thirds of the money aimed at the county’s public schools and the rest at its cities.
Jefferson County race turns on personnel issue
August 7, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A controversial firing of the director of Jefferson County’s ambulance service apparently cost County Commissioner George Mathews the GOP nomination he sought for re-election.
Browns’ back passes exam
August 7, 2002
The Cleveland Browns are relieved after tests on Tuesday showed no damage in rookie running back William Green’s sore right shoulder. Green has his own reason to be relieved: The exam is over.
Sapp dogs on Strahan
August 7, 2002
The battle of snubs between Tampa Bay’s Warren Sapp and the New York Giants’ Michael Strahan roared on Tuesday as Sapp hurled a basket full of verbal hand grenades at Strahan.
Houston safety walks, to start rehab this week
August 7, 2002
Texans safety Leomont Evans walked in the hospital Tuesday, and showed so much improvement that he was expected to return to Houston and begin rehabilitation this week.
Lawrence briefs
August 7, 2002
Moratorium re-extended Referendum pursued to outlaw roundabouts Evaluation today
Russian plans to fight extradition
Reputed mobster linked to Olympic ice skating scandal says he’s not guilty
August 7, 2002
In a move that could add weeks of legal wrangling to an already complex case, a reputed Russian mobster charged with trying to fix two Olympic figure skating events will fight extradition to the United States.
Commission OKs 2003 budget
Former mayor seeks more clarity in plan for public’s viewing
August 7, 2002
By Joel Mathis After an exhaustive five-month process, Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a $107.7 million budget for 2003.
Stock Market Game aims to educate
August 7, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn For the past 10 weeks, a dozen area residents have been learning about the stock market the easy way with fake money. They participated in the Stock Market Game, sponsored by Douglas County Senior Services.
Kathy Jean Honn
August 7, 2002
WNBA Roundup: Catchings sparks Fever past Mystics
August 7, 2002
Tamika Catchings solidified her case for WNBA Rookie of the Year honors Tuesday night with 28 points and 10 rebounds as the Indiana Fever beat the Washington Mystics, 64-55. Catchings, who ranks in the WNBA’s top 10 in five individual statistical categories, is the only player in the league to lead her team in scoring, rebounding and assists.
Lienhard services
August 7, 2002
Feud between Busch, Spencer getting out of hand
August 7, 2002
NASCAR officials plan to have a discussion with Kurt Busch and Jimmy Spencer, two men who can’t seem to get along on the race track. The feud between the two drivers heated up again Sunday in the Brickyard 400 when Busch’s car was bumped from behind by Spencer and went sliding into the wall.
NASCAR plan for cockpits dealt setback during testing
August 7, 2002
NASCAR’s plan to develop larger cockpits for drivers was slowed Tuesday when cars with the bigger “greenhouses” didn’t perform well on the track in testing. Drivers and crews have urged NASCAR to increase the size of greenhouses, the area inside the car, to keep the driver’s head away from the roll bars.
Unser plans return this weekend
Driver ends stay at treatment center for alcohol abuse
August 7, 2002
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. ended his stay at a treatment center for alcohol abuse and plans to return to driving at this weekend’s IRL race. Unser will race in Sunday’s Belterra Casino Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., Kelley Racing general manager Jim Freudenberg said Tuesday.
Delta adding Dallas flights to KCI
August 7, 2002
Delta Connection, the regional service of Delta Air Lines, will add flights between Kansas City and Dallas in October. Delta Connection is the second company to add jet service at Kansas City International Airport since the shutdown and bankruptcy of Vanguard Airlines last week.
Union board may set strike date
August 7, 2002
Baseball’s union could set a strike date Monday when its executive board meets in Chicago to evaluate the progress of labor talks. The board held a telephone conference call Tuesday to discuss negotiations, where slow-but-steady progress is being made.
On the record
August 7, 2002
Local briefs
August 7, 2002
Coalition commemorates Hiroshima anniversary Planning commissions: Public comments taken for Transportation 2025 Kansas university: Justice Thomas to visit
Pump Patrol seeks deals
August 7, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.37 at several stations.
Haskell limits enrollment to compensate for less funding
August 7, 2002
By Dave Ranney Caught in a budget squeeze, Haskell Indian Nations University announced Tuesday it would limit fall enrollment to between 900 and 1,000 students. Last year, Haskell started fall classes with 1,029 students.
New Yorkers nice to Knoblauch
August 7, 2002
Chuck Knoblauch’s return was better received in New York than when he came back to Minnesota. From the moment the Kansas City outfielder first stepped out of a taxi near the players’ entrance several hours before Tuesday night’s game, Yankees fans made him feel right at home.
Taff tops Colyer in tight GOP race
August 7, 2002
By Dave Ranney The battle between a former Navy fighter pilot and a plastic surgeon for the right to challenge two-term incumbent Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore turned into one of the tightest races of the primary election.
Nebraska not favored to win league
Big Red fans can be ‘unforgiving,’ Husker coach Solich maintains
August 7, 2002
The Big 12 Conference has two teams predicted to be in the hunt for the national championship. Nebraska is not one of them. In the ‘USA Today’/ESPN coaches preseason poll, there were four Big 12 teams in the top 10. The Cornhuskers were the fourth.
Porter found dead in park
Former MVP may have been victim of high temperatures
August 7, 2002
Former All-Star catcher Darrell Porter, the Most Valuable Player of the 1982 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals, was found dead in a park in suburban Kansas City. He was 50.
Davie joins ESPN crew
August 7, 2002
Former Notre Dame coach Bob Davie is joining ESPN as an analyst for college football games. Davie was fired by Notre Dame on Dec. 2, after posting a 35-25 record over five seasons, including a 5-6 record in 2001.
Aide Miller a dad again
August 7, 2002
Kansas University assistant basketball coach Ben Miller is a proud papa for the second time. Miller’s wife, Heather, gave birth to Charles William Miller at 1:43 a.m. Tuesday. The baby checked in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces.
Stewart fined for punch
August 7, 2002
Tony Stewart was fined $10,000 and put on probation for the rest of the year by NASCAR on Tuesday for punching a photographer after the Brickyard 400. Stewart hit Gary Mook, a freelance photographer for the Indianapolis Star, as Mook tried to take pictures of the driver following his 12th-place finish Sunday.
Bush sets conference
August 7, 2002
President Bush, decrying a rash of recent child abductions and murders, declared Tuesday the nation must work harder to keep its young from being “victims of despicable acts of violence.”
Missing-child experts put responsibility on youths
August 7, 2002
They are coached to trust their instincts, to stand firm and say “no” when adults make them uncomfortable. Sometimes, they provide tips to the FBI to help find another who’s disappeared.
Survey takes teen pulse after events of Sept. 11
August 7, 2002
More than two-thirds of American teenagers feel closer to their families since the Sept. 11 attacks and remain hopeful about the country’s future, a private survey finds. “Coming out of Sept. 11 these kids recognize that the world is different it’s smaller and more challenging,” said Peter Hart, whose research company studied adolescents’ attitudes and goals.
Miscarriage puts ends to battle over abortion
August 7, 2002
Tanya Meyers miscarried just hours after a Pennsylvania judge gave her permission to proceed with an abortion that her former boyfriend tried to stop. Meyers’ mother, Tracey Curry, said Tuesday that her daughter began bleeding heavily Monday evening and was taken to a Wilkes Barre-area hospital, where she was recovering Tuesday.
Girls’ deaths draw community closer
August 7, 2002
Horse-drawn buggies, black vans and trucks with their chrome bumpers and hubcaps painted black were parked in the gravel driveway of the Oberholtzer farm. Men and boys in dark suits and white shirts gathered on the front lawn, comforting the family.
Michigan voters have hot races for Congress, governor
August 7, 2002
Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, the longest-serving member of the House, was nominated for a 24th term Tuesday after a furious primary challenge from the younger, more liberal Rep. Lynn Rivers.
Rookie class grows
Coffman, Bachmann accept late scholarships
August 7, 2002
By David Mitchell On a day for newcomers, Andy Coffman and Sid Bachmann were the newest Jayhawks of all. Coffman and Bachmann officially accepted late Kansas University football scholarship offers and joined the rest of the team for the first day of rookie practice Tuesday.
Florida appeals ruling
August 7, 2002
Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday appealed a court order that put Florida’s voucher law in limbo days before the start of school.
Enthusiasm for school vouchers wanes when process explained
August 7, 2002
Like many Americans, Steve Klug likes the idea of providing school vouchers to parents that would give them a choice between public and private schools for their children. But the father of two quickly loses enthusiasm when he hears that tax-supported vouchers would probably drain money from public schools.
Hiroshima remembers A-bomb victims
Mayor criticizes U.S. for self-serving policies
August 7, 2002
The mayor of Hiroshima criticized the United States for unilaterally pursuing its own interests and urged a worldwide ban on weapons of mass destruction, as thousands gathered Tuesday to mark the 57th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack.
Cokie Roberts undergoes treatment for breast cancer
August 7, 2002
Cokie Roberts says she is being treated for breast cancer that was detected in the early stages and that she does not expect any major disruption in her work schedule at ABC News.
Teens choose favorite stars
August 7, 2002
Mandy Moore and Shane West displayed the coolest chemistry in “A Walk to Remember,” but Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst had the best “lip lock” for their rainy, upside-down smooch in “Spider-Man.”
Timmy from ‘Passions,’ Joshua Ryan Evans, dies
August 7, 2002
Joshua Ryan Evans, the 3-foot-2 actor who played Timmy the living doll on the NBC soap “Passions,” died during a medical procedure, the network said Tuesday. He was 20.
Lawrence polling places mostly empty for primary
August 7, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Ho-hum. So few voters turned out in Douglas County that some poll workers passed the time Tuesday thumbing novels or deciphering crossword puzzles. “I brought a deck of cards,” said John Hope, an election volunteer at the Assembly of God Church polling station. “I can play a little solitaire.”
Kline slips past Adkins for AG
Shawnee Republican gets his party’s nod, will meet Democrat Biggs in November
August 7, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Conservative Republican Phill Kline survived assaults from GOP heavyweights and two primary election opponents to win the party’s nomination for attorney general Tuesday. Kline will face Democrat Chris Biggs, the Geary County prosecutor, in the Nov. 5 general election. Biggs faced no primary opposition.
New York plans ‘simple and powerful’ observance of 9-11
August 7, 2002
World leaders will light an eternal flame, the governor will deliver the Gettysburg Address, and former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will lead a reading of the names of 2,823 victims during a day of “simple and powerful” observances marking the anniversary of the World Trade Center attack.
6News video report: Sloan one step closer to fifth term
August 7, 2002
6News speaks with Rep. Tom Sloan on his plans for the upcoming term.
6News video report: Praeger optimistic about election numbers
August 7, 2002
Insurance Commissioner candidate Sandy Praeger reacts to the early election numbers.
Coffman, Bachmann accept late scholarships
August 7, 2002
By David Mitchell On a day for newcomers, Andy Coffman and Sid Bachmann were the newest Jayhawks of all. Coffman and Bachmann officially accepted late Kansas University football scholarship offers and joined the rest of the team for the first day of rookie practice Tuesday.
s son dodges sentence
August 7, 2002
By Mike Belt Shawn Butell, son of former Baldwin Police Chief Steve Butell, narrowly escaped a prison sentence Tuesday. Butell, 23, convicted last month for burglarizing and stealing from Baldwin businesses, will spend a year in an intensive supervision program under Douglas County Community Corrections.
Stock Market Game aims to educate
August 7, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn For the past 10 weeks, a dozen area residents have been learning about the stock market the easy way  with fake money. They participated in the Stock Market Game, sponsored by Douglas County Senior Services.
Judge joins Jayni on cooking show
August 7, 2002
Deanell Tacha, chief judge of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, steps away from the bench and into the kitchen this week on “Jayni’s Kitchen.” Host Jayni Carey and Tacha will prepare several dishes.
s safety feature with a little shaving cream
August 7, 2002
By Jim Baker Luckily for the Junior Volunteers, it was only shaving cream. But the exercise showed that even if they had been covered in a dangerous chemical contaminant, the new showers inside a garage bay at Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Station No. 6 would have cleaned up the 20 youngsters nicely.
Taff tops Colyer in tight GOP race
August 7, 2002
By Dave Ranney The battle between a former Navy fighter pilot and a plastic surgeon for the right to challenge two-term incumbent Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore turned into one of the tightest races of the primary election.
s viewing
August 7, 2002
By Joel Mathis After an exhaustive five-month process, Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a $107.7 million budget for 2003.
KU law admissions likely to be squeezed
August 7, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Steve McAllister, dean of the Kansas University School of Law, has a predicament. More students want to study law at KU, but McAllister wants smaller class sizes. That means more competition for fewer spots.
Jefferson County race turns on personnel issue
August 7, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A controversial firing of the director of Jefferson County’s ambulance service apparently cost County Commissioner George Mathews the GOP nomination he sought for re-election.
Admissions director backs out
August 7, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A last-minute change of heart by an Oklahoma State University administrator will leave Kansas University without a permanent director of admissions and scholarships this fall.
Campus Greens rally draws notable activists
August 7, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Big-name activists and folk singer Iris Dement will be showcased at the national Campus Greens convention this week on the Kansas University campus. Keynote speakers include Tom Hayden, the former California lawmaker and ex-husband of Jane Fonda.
Briefly
August 7, 2002
Beijing: Taiwan threat issued Washington, D.C.: Internet attack does little Washington, D.C.: Report ruffles Saudis
Briefly
August 7, 2002
Boston: Cardinal’s deposition to be made public Oklahoma City: Proceedings in trial for Nichols delayed California: Growing wildfire forces evacuations Louisiana: Death toll reaches five in West Nile outbreak
Briefly
August 7, 2002
London: Prime minister’s wife suffers miscarriage Peru: Government eases up on cocaine policy Bolivia: New president sworn in India: Nine Hindus killed in attack by militants Mexico: Crash kills at least 33
Briefly
August 7, 2002
New York City: New $1.50 tax cuts cigarette sales in half Maryland: Poison will be used to eradicate alien fish Washington, D.C.: Aspirin’s benefits keep expanding
Cake, bread recipes win top honors at county fair
August 7, 2002
By Susan Krumm What foods won the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion ribbons in the 4-H division at the Douglas County Free Fair?
Lawrence polling places mostly empty for primary
August 7, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Ho-hum. So few voters turned out in Douglas County that some poll workers passed the time Tuesday thumbing novels or deciphering crossword puzzles. “I brought a deck of cards,” said John Hope, an election volunteer at the Assembly of God Church polling station. “I can play a little solitaire.”
Praeger advances to November election
August 7, 2002
By Scott Rothschild As she was embraced by well-wishers at a downtown deli, Sandy Praeger of Lawrence watched election returns Tuesday that showed her easily winning the Republican Party nomination for insurance commissioner.
Corrections
August 7, 2002
The Journal-World’s policy is to correct all significant errors that are brought to the editors’ attention, usually in this space. If you believe we have made such an error, call (785) 832-7154, or e-mail news@ljworld.com.
Roberts easily wins nomination
August 7, 2002
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.
Med Center program receives honors
August 7, 2002
A Kansas University School of Medicine program has received the Program of Excellence Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Webb sets sights on British Open
Normally a fast starter, golfer admits she’s having a tough year
August 7, 2002
Karrie Webb was a 20-year-old unknown when she first won the Women’s British Open, before it was a major championship and before she had any idea how good she was. That was in 1995.
American League Roundup: Tejada streak ends, but A’s win
Mulder struggles early but pitches Oakland to 9-1 victory over Red Sox
August 7, 2002
Mark Mulder struggled early and Miguel Tejada’s hitting streak ended at 24 games. Still, the Oakland Athletics kept winning. Ramon Hernandez hit a three-run homer and Olmedo Saenz added a two-run shot to lead the A’s to a 9-1 win against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night, Oakland’s fifth in six games.
National League Roundup: Bonds belts 599th
Giants hang on in ninth for 11-10 win over Cubs
August 7, 2002
Barry Bonds’ 599th homer wasn’t even the most exciting part of a wild victory for the San Francisco Giants. Bonds moved to the doorstep of the exclusive 600-homer club with an early three-run shot, and the Giants scored three runs in the eighth to beat the Chicago Cubs, 11-10, Tuesday night.
Aides emphasize working vacation
August 7, 2002
As President Bush prepares for another August in Crawford, aides are quick to argue that this is not repeat not the “monthlong vacation” that is frequently reported. Bush plans to spend about half the month at public events, either pushing Republican candidates or speaking out on the economy and the war on terrorism, two issues that have come to define his presidency.
Hot’ drivers limited again
August 7, 2002
In a surprising reversal Tuesday, golf’s two governing bodies scrapped plans to allow recreational players in the United States to use so-called hot drivers, designed to hit the ball farther.
After busy morning, Bush on vacation
Trade authority signed into law before president heads for Texas
August 7, 2002
President Bush signed hard-fought legislation Tuesday that, after an eight-year lapse, restores to U.S. presidents broad authority in negotiating trade pacts.
Chiefs Camp: Hall catching on
Vermeil impressed by running back-turned-receiver
August 7, 2002
Before training camp opened for the 2002 season, Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil issued a challenge to Dante Hall. “I said, ‘Dante, you make this football team as a wide receiver,’” Vermeil said. “And so far he’s doing it.”
Israeli troops kill suspected mastermind
August 7, 2002
Israeli troops killed the suspected mastermind of a Tel Aviv suicide bombing on Tuesday, while U.S. diplomats said the United States was considering moving consular offices out of traditionally Arab east Jerusalem due to security concerns.
Conservatives sweep top of GOP ticket
Shallenburger vows to unify Republicans
August 7, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Republican Tim Shallenburger on Tuesday rode his anti-tax message through one of the weirdest gubernatorial primaries in recent Kansas history to set up a November general election matchup against Democrat Kathleen Sebelius.
6Sports video report: Two-a-days start for football team
August 7, 2002
6Sports reports on the first day of two-a-day practices for the KU football team.
Rolen feeling at home in St. Louis
Cardinals fans ease transition for former Phillies third baseman
August 7, 2002
Scott Rolen’s first warm welcome in St. Louis came the day before his first home game with the Cardinals. At a Steak N’ Shake restaurant, three men sidled over to Rolen’s table and wished him luck.
s nod, will meet Democrat Biggs in November
August 7, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Conservative Republican Phill Kline survived assaults from GOP heavyweights and two primary election opponents to win the party’s nomination for attorney general Tuesday. Kline will face Democrat Chris Biggs, the Geary County prosecutor, in the Nov. 5 general election. Biggs faced no primary opposition.
Haskell limits enrollment to compensate for less funding
August 7, 2002
By Dave Ranney Caught in a budget squeeze, Haskell Indian Nations University announced Tuesday it would limit fall enrollment to between 900 and 1,000 students. Last year, Haskell started fall classes with 1,029 students.
Protect university research
August 7, 2002
Larry Perlman is one of only a handful of Minnesotans who have been a University of Minnesota regent, a private college trustee and a chairman of two major corporations. That gives him standing to fret aloud about how today’s trends in higher education funding will affect tomorrow’s prosperity.
Sloan easily claims primary win
August 7, 2002
By Dave Ranney State Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, got a green light Tuesday for a possible fifth term in Topeka. Sloan, a four-term incumbent, easily defeated Melissa Boisen in the 45th District GOP primary Tuesday.
NFL Camp Roundup: Skins’ Spurrier on the defensive?
Washington coach says Monday’s offensive antics not out of line
August 7, 2002
Steve Spurrier says he coaches the same way whether the opponent is Central Michigan or the San Francisco 49ers. The coach whose career at the University of Florida was marked by huge victories against inferior opponents, was responding Tuesday to comments by 49ers coach Steve Mariucci.
Praeger advances to November election
August 7, 2002
By Scott Rothschild As she was embraced by well-wishers at a downtown deli, Sandy Praeger of Lawrence watched election returns Tuesday that showed her easily winning the Republican Party nomination for insurance commissioner.
Kassebaum legacy continues; House leadership shaken up
August 7, 2002
Bill Kassebaum, a third-generation politician, defeated House Majority Leader Shari Weber on Tuesday to win the Republican primary for her legislative seat. Kassebaum, the son of former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker and grandson of former Gov. Alf Landon, defeated Weber with 52 percent of the vote in final, unofficial results.
Graves’ stature expands
KU basketball signee ‘thick, not fat’
August 7, 2002
By Gary Bedore The legend of Jeff Graves continues to grow and grow, much like the muscles and beef on the 6-foot-9, 270-pounder’s body. Graves, a junior college basketball All-American out of Iowa Western Community College via Lee’s Summit, Mo., High, has been lifting weights and running daily this summer, while also playing basketball in the KC Hoop League at Avila College.
Shallenburger vows to unify Republicans
August 7, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Republican Tim Shallenburger on Tuesday rode his anti-tax message through one of the weirdest gubernatorial primaries in recent Kansas history to set up a November general election matchup against Democrat Kathleen Sebelius.
Kansas releases 2002-03 hoops slate
August 7, 2002
Here is the 2002-03 men’s basketball schedule for Kansas University, released today by KU Sports Information.
Nursing bill addresses impending shortage
August 7, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group By patient negotiation and sheer persistence, members of Congress sometimes are able to bring bills of genuine public importance to the point where they command overwhelming bipartisan support and become law with a minimum of controversy or debate. As often as not, as I have noted before, these victories are ignored by the press, which thrives on conflict and finds consensus boring.
Drug costs
August 7, 2002
J-W Editorials The high cost of advertising and administration is far exceeding U.S. drug companies’ investment in research and development.
Biohazard drill deemed a success
Volunteers try out fire station’s safety feature with a little shaving cream
August 7, 2002
By Jim Baker Luckily for the Junior Volunteers, it was only shaving cream. But the exercise showed that even if they had been covered in a dangerous chemical contaminant, the new showers inside a garage bay at Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Station No. 6 would have cleaned up the 20 youngsters nicely.
Bombers’ families, fearing demolition, abandon homes
August 7, 2002
The Idris family doesn’t have anywhere to go, but they’ve moved the furniture and clothes out of their home, leaving it virtually empty.
Conjoined twins separated
August 7, 2002
One-year-old Guatemalan twins joined at the head were separated in a marathon operation that ended early Tuesday, but one sister was returned to surgery a few hours later because of bleeding on her brain.
Mexican radio shuns song critical of president
August 7, 2002
The latest accordion-driven hit by Los Tigres del Norte pounds from cantina jukeboxes and is belted out by street musicians, but you won’t hear it on the radio. The group which drew fire in the past for songs about drug traffickers is now mocking President Vicente Fox.
August 7, 2002
By Gary Bedore The legend of Jeff Graves continues to grow and grow, much like the muscles and beef on the 6-foot-9, 270-pounder’s body. Graves, a junior college basketball All-American out of Iowa Western Community College via Lee’s Summit, Mo., High, has been lifting weights and running daily this summer, while also playing basketball in the KC Hoop League at Avila College.
Historic jam recipe needs little effort
August 7, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger I spent some time over the weekend hunkered down with a stack of old cookbooks, tracking down a recipe for a reader. As it happens, I struck pay dirt, and I also kicked up quite a bit of dust in the process.
Horoscopes
August 7, 2002
Cake, bread recipes win top honors at county fair
August 7, 2002
By Susan Krumm What foods won the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion ribbons in the 4-H division at the Douglas County Free Fair?
Feng shui salads
Balance leads to harmonious plate of greens
August 7, 2002
A salad seems like one of the easiest things to make all it should take is a fistful of lettuce, a dice of tomato, a drizzle of vinaigrette. But whether it’s a plate of baby mizuna at a restaurant or Caesar-in-a-bag from the grocery store, so often salads are all wrong.
Show captures life, death at ICU
August 7, 2002
ABC continues its summer of documentary programming with “ICU: Arkansas Children’s Hospital,” a four-part series that will air on Wednesdays (9 p.m., ABC). I am beginning to feel a little manipulated by medical “reality” programming.
Dow surges on bargain hunting
August 7, 2002
A wave of bargain hunting revived stocks Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrials up as much as 374 points before profit-taking whittled the advance down to 230. Analysts said the pullback reflected Wall Street’s apprehension about the future. While the relatively low stock prices of recent sessions are alluring, a spate of disappointing economic news this month has worried investors.
Area briefs
August 7, 2002
Federal judge to speak at chamber breakfast DeSoto proposes November bond issue Lawrence resident tapped for compensation panel THRIL volunteers wanted Program to teach art to hospitalized children
Mets owner accuses Selig of ‘phantom losses’
August 7, 2002
A co-owner of the New York Mets accused baseball commissioner Bud Selig of conspiring with a former Arthur Andersen accountant to “manufacture phantom operating losses” in the sport’s books.
Lions’ Spencer 6 back
August 7, 2002
Lawrence’s Nathaniel Spencer was six shots off the lead Tuesday in the American Junior Golf Assn. Marsh Kansas City Junior, held at Oakwood Country Club. Spencer, a junior-to-be at Lawrence High, carded a four-over 76, shooting 40 on the front and 36 on the back. Matthew Keith, Springfield, Mo., and Jordan Payne, West Memphis, Ark., share the lead at 70.
Nothing-to-lose’ Royals hammer Mussina, Yanks
August 7, 2002
The struggling Kansas City Royals and rookie pitcher Runelvys Hernandez figured to be no match for Mike Mussina and the powerful New York Yankees. It was a mismatch all right only the Royals were the ones who came out on top.
People
August 7, 2002
A place in L.A. ‘Sopranos’ fans, take note Anna Nicole delivers ratings ‘Dear Abby’ has Alzheimer’s
Salad recipes
August 7, 2002
Chopped Romaine & Endive Salad with Tomato, Corn & Creamy Caper Dressing Garlic Croutons Green Bean Salad with Olives, Goat Cheese & Basil-Champagne Vinaigrette
KU law admissions likely to be squeezed
August 7, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Steve McAllister, dean of the Kansas University School of Law, has a predicament. More students want to study law at KU, but McAllister wants smaller class sizes. That means more competition for fewer spots.