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Jayhawk football meets the press
August 9, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 8:33 a.m.) Kansas Head Football Coach Mark Mangino, his staff and players met the media Friday at Memorial Stadium to discuss the upcoming season. Kansas University’s preseason football camp begins in earnest Saturday when the Jayhawks go through their first day of full-squad, two-a-day practice sessions.
County primary results certified
August 9, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 11:44 a.m.) By Mark Fagan The names for Douglas County’s general election ballots are set. Friday morning, the Douglas County Board of Canvassers certified returns from Tuesday’s primary elections.
Douglas County officials impose burn ban
August 9, 2002
(Updated Friday at 11:29 a.m.) By Mark Fagan Douglas County officials imposed a burn ban Friday morning, effectively immediately. The order prohibits people from lighting outdoor fires through midnight Aug. 16 in unincorporated areas of the county.
Chiefs QB Green eager for exhibition opener
August 9, 2002
Chiefs’ quarterback Trent Green can’t wait to play the San Francisco 49ers Saturday night. “It’s definitely going to be exciting,” he said. “We’re kind of hitting that point in camp where you’re getting sick of hitting each other and going against each other.”
August 9, 2002
By Jon Niccum “You look tired.” “You should take a nap.”
People
August 9, 2002
Reporter feels wrath of Seagal U.S. actors steal stage in London Taxes pose challenge for Knievel
Eastwood experiences change of heart in investigative thriller ‘Blood Work’
August 9, 2002
By Jon Niccum “You look tired.” “You should take a nap.”
Saddam warns U.S. attack would fail
August 9, 2002
Ever defiant, Saddam Hussein organized a big military parade Thursday and then warned “the forces of evil” not to attack Iraq as he sought once more to shift the debate away from world demands that he live up to agreements that ended the Gulf War. The Bush administration has threatened to use military force to oust Saddam, who has barred U.N. weapons inspectors from returning to the country. Iraq remains under tight U.N. sanctions until inspectors certify Saddam no longer has chemical, nuclear or biological weapons or the missiles to deliver them.
Jewish charities say insurance skyrocketing
Increasing premiums blamed on fears of terrorism
August 9, 2002
Jewish charities around the country say their insurance premiums are climbing out of sight because of fears of terrorist attacks on their buildings, forcing them to cut programs for children, the elderly and the poor.
Houston Medical’ participants lobby for TV show
August 9, 2002
The doctors and nurses at Memorial Hermann Hospital want viewers to throw a lifeline to “Houston Medical,” the reality medical show that documented their daily grind.
7 bodies recovered from plane crash
August 9, 2002
Rescuers struggled on a muddy mountainside until sunset Thursday to recover the bodies of 10 military personnel killed when a U.S. Air Force special operations plane slammed into a mountain and tore apart. The victims were based in Florida and Puerto Rico, the military said.
Dole Institute plans to be landmark
August 9, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Richard Norton Smith says he’s skeptical of any public policy center that doesn’t involve the public.
Nasty neighbors
August 9, 2002
J-W Editorials America does not need an official snoop operation where neighbor can undermine neighbor. Anyone familiar with the chilling tales about the various types of “watchdogs” at work during the Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin regimes in Germany and the Soviet Union is certain to shudder at the prospect of any system that encourages similar behavior in America. How many were ruined or slaughtered because of such programs?
We need vacation role models
August 9, 2002
By John Balzar Los Angeles Times
Egypt torn by twin dilemma
August 9, 2002
Assured that Egyptian twins conjoined at the head could be separated, Dr. Nasser Abdel Al convened 30 doctors and nurses at the Abu el-Reesh Hospital a few weeks ago and asked if they favored going ahead with the surgery.
Nancy Dahl
August 9, 2002
Sound off
August 9, 2002
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Briefly
August 9, 2002
Death toll mounts in European floods Powell intercedes in diplomat parking case New president makes promise after attack Court rules seizures of white land illegal
Briefly
August 9, 2002
Bush releases millions to help poor pay bills Suspect in shootings found incompetent Transit authority wants $49,000 shoe refund Teen killer executed
Lawrence briefs
August 9, 2002
Body found in Lecompton Chief justice speaks at Chamber’s breakfast series Rummage, bake sale today School-business partnership brings $400,000 to district
Local briefs
August 9, 2002
Greens stage convention Settlement brings funds to state programs Pump Patrol seeks deals
Kansas sees 1st case of West Nile Virus
Horse infected, killed in Cowley County
August 9, 2002
By Mike Belt The state’s first confirmed case of West Nile virus came as no surprise to Oliver Komar. The Kansas University researcher knew it was just a matter of time.
Davol closing Lawrence plant
130 jobs to be eliminated
August 9, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Davol Inc. will close its plant in Lawrence by the end of March, eliminating 130 jobs, the company confirmed Thursday. The shutdown will end more than 40 years of Lawrence history for the east-side plant, which manufactures medical devices. The news shocked longtime employees, who will face unemployment in a difficult job market.
Chinese eager to show world a ‘new’ Tibet
August 9, 2002
In a tidy, spacious factory that looks out to jagged Himalayan peaks, folk remedies from Tibet’s distant past are being packed up and shipped out by uniformed workers who are building China’s tomorrows.
Horoscopes
August 9, 2002
Zappa fans flock to Germany
August 9, 2002
Living in communist East Germany, Wolfhard Kutz used all kinds of schemes to smuggle in his beloved Frank Zappa records: secretive rendezvous with West Germans at highway rest stops. Hidden compartments in his car doors. Accomplices who sneaked albums across borders.
Mitchell still elusive
Return specialist out-maneuvers rookies
August 9, 2002
Brian Mitchell isn’t afraid of competition.
Rudy Beck
August 9, 2002
Services for Rudy Beck, 45, Lecompton, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Beck died Thursday, August 8, 2002, at his home.
Industry says vote may add $250 to price of television sets
August 9, 2002
Dissatisfied with the speed at which television is going digital, the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to require television manufacturers to include digital tuners on all new sets by July 2007. The requirement marks a significant step toward Congress’ long-term goal of making high-definition TV, with its sharper images and better sound, standard viewing in American living rooms.
First-year head coach thrilled with staff
August 9, 2002
By David Mitchell Since Mark Mangino was named Kansas University’s head football coach last December, the former Kansas State and Oklahoma assistant has been the center of attention. But Mangino, who was named the nation’s top aide in 2000 after OU won the national title, knows he will need plenty of help to turn around a Kansas program that hasn’t had a winning season since 1995. And that means having a quality staff.
XXX’ brings back fun of action movies
August 9, 2002
Except that he never once uses the words “dude” or “stoked,” Vin Diesel is quite believable as an xtreme sports enthusiast in “XXX.”
Daily ticker
August 9, 2002
Briefcase
August 9, 2002
Coca-Cola adds vanilla to sugar-free version Suntron to close plant in Ottawa Wholesale prices dip; consumers cautious Sprint Corp. unveils wireless technology
Dole Institute plans to be landmark
August 9, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Richard Norton Smith says he’s skeptical of any public policy center that doesn’t involve the public.
resources
August 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A new group charged with providing a vision for managing the state’s natural resources met for the first time Thursday  the same day a new report ranked Kansas among the nation’s worst violators of the federal Clean Water Act. Sheila Frahm, who was elected chairwoman of the new Kansas Natural Resources Legacy Alliance, said she was not familiar with the report by the United States Public Interest Group. But she said, “That will be something that we need to look at.”
s Granada ready to alter course
August 9, 2002
By Jon Niccum By Saturday, Lawrence’s Granada Theatre will be no more  at least in terms of its current format. After Los Angeles pop act The Calling finishes its set tonight, the doors of the converted movie theater-turned-music venue close for three weeks before the new look and concept (and possibly name) of the club is to be revealed.
130 jobs to be eliminated
August 9, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Davol Inc. will close its plant in Lawrence by the end of March, eliminating 130 jobs, the company confirmed Thursday. The shutdown will end more than 40 years of Lawrence history for the east-side plant, which manufactures medical devices. The news shocked longtime employees, who will face unemployment in a difficult job market.
Rae Stoland Weatherby
August 9, 2002
Memorial services for Rae Stoland Weatherby, 89, Holden, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Mrs. Stoland died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at her home.
for now
August 9, 2002
By Mike Miller It’s tough to tell who breathed the bigger sigh of relief when the Lawrence school board handed down budget cuts this summer  the assistant coaches who kept their jobs, or the head coaches who would’ve dearly missed the assistants. With practices set to begin Aug. 19, head and assistant coaches don’t much want to think about what might have been.
August 9, 2002
By Jon Niccum “When I read a bad review it generally feels like that person is really stupid and didn’t understand my movie,” said Nicole Holofcener, writer/director of “Lovely & Amazing.” “And I don’t know if that’s narcissistic on my part or what. These characters are supposed to be self-obsessed. They’re supposed to be tedious. If that is all you see, then maybe you will be bored and maybe you will hate them. It’s not like I made the movie thinking these are the most fascinating, healthy girls.”
Council examines Kansas’ resources
August 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A new group charged with providing a vision for managing the state’s natural resources met for the first time Thursday the same day a new report ranked Kansas among the nation’s worst violators of the federal Clean Water Act. Sheila Frahm, who was elected chairwoman of the new Kansas Natural Resources Legacy Alliance, said she was not familiar with the report by the United States Public Interest Group. But she said, “That will be something that we need to look at.”
Corps of Engineers study endorses two routes
August 9, 2002
By Mark Fagan Finishing the South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands stands the best chance of meeting the city’s growing traffic, safety and development needs, a federal study concludes. But building the four-lane highway south of the Wakarusa River would best protect existing wetlands and preserve cultural and historic resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a study released Thursday.
Job instability keeps some Lawrence teachers on edge
August 9, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Joe Sears’ up-and-down career as a singer in a funk rock band prepared him for the public schools’ new era of uncertainty. Sears, who chased dreams of stardom with the band Sinister Dane, begins work Wednesday as a fifth-grade teacher at Prairie Park School.
30-year home mortgage rates drop to all-time low
August 9, 2002
Rates for 30-year mortgages fell to a new low this week amid growing signs of a sluggish economic recovery.
Former Kansas student investigated in anthrax case
August 9, 2002
One of the men under scrutiny by the FBI’s anthrax investigation is a former U.S. soldier who bragged about ties to a feared counterinsurgency force that fought for the white minority government of Rhodesia.
Rudy Beck
August 9, 2002
William H. Riggins
August 9, 2002
DNA not enough to toss conviction
August 9, 2002
A Johnson County judge ruled that evidence from new DNA testing wasn’t enough to overturn an Olathe man’s conviction for murdering his wife. When Kenneth Haddock was convicted of the 1992 bludgeoning death of his wife, a key piece of evidence was a hair found clutched in her hand.
Men behind Mangino
First-year head coach thrilled with staff
August 9, 2002
By David Mitchell Since Mark Mangino was named Kansas University’s head football coach last December, the former Kansas State and Oklahoma assistant has been the center of attention. But Mangino, who was named the nation’s top aide in 2000 after OU won the national title, knows he will need plenty of help to turn around a Kansas program that hasn’t had a winning season since 1995. And that means having a quality staff.
Prep assistants relieved
High school aides avoid ax for now
August 9, 2002
By Mike Miller It’s tough to tell who breathed the bigger sigh of relief when the Lawrence school board handed down budget cuts this summer the assistant coaches who kept their jobs, or the head coaches who would’ve dearly missed the assistants. With practices set to begin Aug. 19, head and assistant coaches don’t much want to think about what might have been.
Rivera’s back in win against Kansas City - Yankees 6, Royals 3
August 9, 2002
The Boss made a beeline across the clubhouse, right to Mariano Rivera. George Steinbrenner rested his hands on the closer’s shoulders come October, the New York Yankees could be doing the same thing. Rivera made an impressive return from the disabled list, needing only seven pitches to close out a perfect ninth inning and a 6-3 win Thursday against the Kansas City Royals.
Baltimore sweeps Twins
Minnesota’s losing streak reaches four
August 9, 2002
A year ago, Travis Driskill was in the midst of his ninth straight season in the minor leagues. Ten days ago, Chris Richard and Jeff Conine were languishing on the disabled list.
Sosa connects twice in Cubs’ win
Giants tumble, 9-3, as Bonds’ career home run count remains at 599
August 9, 2002
Matt Clement was so excited to pitch to Barry Bonds that he couldn’t give the San Francisco slugger anything to hit.
KU assistant football coaches at a glance
August 9, 2002
Nick Quartaro, Bill Young, Ken Conaster and Pat Henderson.
Exploring baby-friendly Lawrence
August 9, 2002
The birth of a new family member is typically a joyous occasion, but becoming a new parent can also be a frightening and overwhelming venture. For those times when parents, even those with older children, need a little help, there are a number of groups and organizations in Lawrence to make becoming a mommy or daddy a little easier.
Bipartisan plan would establish independent panel
August 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Still smarting from bruising battles over redistricting, two lawmakers Thursday unveiled a bipartisan plan to remove  as much as possible  politics from the once-a-decade process of redrawing boundaries for legislative, state board of education and congressional districts. “What we saw in this year’s redistricting debacle is proof that asking legislators to draw their own districts creates an inherent conflict of interest,” state Sen. Derek Schmidt, R-Independence, said.
Corps of Engineers study endorses two routes
August 9, 2002
By Mark Fagan Finishing the South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands stands the best chance of meeting the city’s growing traffic, safety and development needs, a federal study concludes. But building the four-lane highway south of the Wakarusa River would best protect existing wetlands and preserve cultural and historic resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a study released Thursday.
Horse infected, killed in Cowley County
August 9, 2002
By Mike Belt The state’s first confirmed case of West Nile virus came as no surprise to Oliver Komar. The Kansas University researcher knew it was just a matter of time.
Lawrence briefs
August 9, 2002
 Body found in Lecompton  Chief justice speaks at Chamber’s breakfast series  Rummage, bake sale today  School-business partnership brings $400,000 to district
Briefly
August 9, 2002
Government wants to show 9-11 photos in Moussaoui trial Attack at Christian hospital kills three and one assailant 6-year-old missing girl found dead in wooded area
Lawrence briefs
August 9, 2002
 Delta Chi’s KU chapter wins top national award  VFW to honor teacher  KU sets final exams
Lawrence briefs
August 9, 2002
Delta Chi’s KU chapter wins top national award VFW to honor teacher KU sets final exams
Nancy Dahl
August 9, 2002
Services for Nancy Dahl, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Dahl died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at Presbyterian Manor.
Rae Stoland Weatherby
August 9, 2002
Amazing’ stories
Lovely & Amazing’ filmmaker puts new spin on ‘chick flick’
August 9, 2002
By Jon Niccum “When I read a bad review it generally feels like that person is really stupid and didn’t understand my movie,” said Nicole Holofcener, writer/director of “Lovely & Amazing.” “And I don’t know if that’s narcissistic on my part or what. These characters are supposed to be self-obsessed. They’re supposed to be tedious. If that is all you see, then maybe you will be bored and maybe you will hate them. It’s not like I made the movie thinking these are the most fascinating, healthy girls.”
On the street
August 9, 2002
Asked on Massachusetts Street Should professional baseball players be required to take steroid tests?
Two suspects plead guilty in shooting
August 9, 2002
By Mike Belt Two people arrested last spring for their parts in the 1999 murder of Clarence Rinke pleaded guilty Thursday in Jefferson County District Court.
Myrick services
August 9, 2002
Services for A. Bonnie Myrick, 83, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home Chapel, Liberal. Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Myrick died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Howard T. Lindley
August 9, 2002
No services are planned for Howard T. Lindley, 89, Lawrence. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Lindley died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.
Former Fort Scott coach not deterred by commute from Paola
August 9, 2002
By Mike Miller Driving 90 miles a day to coach varsity wrestling doesn’t sound that bad to Mark Dulgarian. Especially since he did just the driving part last year.
Douglas County officials impose burn ban
August 9, 2002
(Updated Friday at 11:29 a.m.) By Mark Fagan Douglas County officials imposed a burn ban Friday morning, effectively immediately. The order prohibits people from lighting outdoor fires through midnight Aug. 16 in unincorporated areas of the county.
Lecompton kidnapping case delayed
August 9, 2002
By Mike Belt It could be quite a while before trials begin for three men charged with kidnapping a man whose body was found more than a year ago in a Lecompton field.
Job instability keeps some Lawrence teachers on edge
August 9, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Joe Sears’ up-and-down career as a singer in a funk rock band prepared him for the public schools’ new era of uncertainty. Sears, who chased dreams of stardom with the band Sinister Dane, begins work Wednesday as a fifth-grade teacher at Prairie Park School.
Consumers urged to curb water use
August 9, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Rural Water District No. 4 on Thursday asked its 1,000 households to curtail nonessential water uses such as lawn watering, washing cars and refilling swimming pools because of the heat and lack of rainfall. “It happens every summer,” said RWD 4 Administrator Steve Schultz. “It happened last summer and the summer before that. Just use a little common sense.”
Myrick services
August 9, 2002
Posturing in a war of nerves
August 9, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Like war, talk of war is a blunt instrument. President Bush’s repeated promise to change Iraq’s regime ripples through the international system and American domestic politics with surprising midsummer velocity. The threat of military action is producing change months before action will come. Iraq’s neighbors are scrambling desperately to find cover, get on board the U.S. war express or help derail it. European politicians on the campaign trail suddenly emphasize their commitments to peace rather than trans-Atlantic solidarity. At home, Senate and House Democrats maneuver to avoid trapping themselves on the wrong side of a politically popular Bush war on Iraq, as many of them did in 1991.
Wind farms not so welcome
August 9, 2002
By Jim Hoy Director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University A few weeks ago I heard rumors that the Flint Hills were about to become a giant wind-energy farm. Now I learn, unfortunately, that the rumors are turning out to be true. Several energy companies are indeed planning to invade the Hills. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not opposed to alternative energy sources. In fact, I think that we should be, and all along should have been, doing a lot more to supplement our petroleum energy supply with solar, wind, and water power.
Lawrence’s Granada ready to alter course
August 9, 2002
By Jon Niccum By Saturday, Lawrence’s Granada Theatre will be no more at least in terms of its current format. After Los Angeles pop act The Calling finishes its set tonight, the doors of the converted movie theater-turned-music venue close for three weeks before the new look and concept (and possibly name) of the club is to be revealed.
Dow posts triple-digit gain
August 9, 2002
Wall Street reveled in stunning gains again Thursday as the Dow Jones industrials surged more than 250 points, giving the blue chips their first three-day, triple-digit winning streak in 17 months. In three sessions, the Dow has netted nearly 670 points. But the market’s run-up failed to dazzle analysts, who attributed it largely to technical factors rather than a turnaround in investor sentiment or business fundamentals.
Kidnap-murder case goes to jury
August 9, 2002
Jurors went home without reaching a verdict Thursday in the case of a man charged with killing his 7-year-old neighbor, Danielle van Dam, after prosecutors said the “smoking gun” was the victim’s blood found on the suspect’s jacket.
Nixon daughters resolve dispute about library
August 9, 2002
Richard Nixon’s daughters resolved their three-year fight over how to spend a $20 million bequest to their father’s presidential library, attorneys said Thursday.
Floridian supports suspect in priest shooting, says he also was victim of rape
August 9, 2002
A Florida man came forward Thursday and said he was repeatedly raped as a teenager by the Rev. Maurice J. Blackwell at the rectory of St. Bernardine Roman Catholic Church in West Baltimore, where, the man said, he and as many as 10 other youths would routinely spend the night.
Lugar key to decision on war with Iraq
August 9, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe President Bush can go to war with Iraq without Britain’s Tony Blair. He can go to war without Jordan’s King Abdullah. He can even go to war without Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd. But he can’t go to war without Indiana’s Dick Lugar. Richard G. Lugar is an introverted intellectual whose impulses have a very unusual effect on others in Washington. They make people actually listen and they have an especially jarring effect on his Democratic rivals. Lugar is, by ideological inclination, the center of gravity of Capitol Hill. But his impact comes from more than that. His determination and diligence also make him the congressional center of gravitas.
Black workers to sue Xerox
Group investigates discrimination complaints
August 9, 2002
Black employees suffered from racism at Xerox Corp.’s Cincinnati facilities, including complaints of racist slurs and symbols such as black dolls with nooses around their necks, according to a federal commission. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, investigating complaints from the employees, found that black workers in three Cincinnati facilities were victims of discrimination.
FCC wants TV manufacturers to provide digital tuners by 2007
Industry says vote may add $250 to price of television sets
August 9, 2002
Dissatisfied with the speed at which television is going digital, the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to require television manufacturers to include digital tuners on all new sets by July 2007. The requirement marks a significant step toward Congress’ long-term goal of making high-definition TV, with its sharper images and better sound, standard viewing in American living rooms.
Aquila reports $810 million loss in second quarter
August 9, 2002
Aquila Inc. announced Thursday that it lost $810 million during the second quarter, largely due to one-time charges from its investment in Quanta Services Inc. and the scaling back of its wholesale energy trading business.
Lawmakers propose revamp of redistricting
Bipartisan plan would establish independent panel
August 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Still smarting from bruising battles over redistricting, two lawmakers Thursday unveiled a bipartisan plan to remove as much as possible politics from the once-a-decade process of redrawing boundaries for legislative, state board of education and congressional districts. “What we saw in this year’s redistricting debacle is proof that asking legislators to draw their own districts creates an inherent conflict of interest,” state Sen. Derek Schmidt, R-Independence, said.
Two suspects plead guilty in shooting
August 9, 2002
By Mike Belt Two people arrested last spring for their parts in the 1999 murder of Clarence Rinke pleaded guilty Thursday in Jefferson County District Court.
Separated Guatemalan twins open eyes, still critical
August 9, 2002
The 1-year-old Guatemalan twins born joined at the head and separated in a lengthy surgery opened their eyes and began moving Thursday, a doctor said.
WorldCom uncovers more false accounting
New reports bring total errors to $7.1 billion
August 9, 2002
Bankrupt telecommunications firm WorldCom Inc. said Thursday it had uncovered an additional $3.3 billion in bogus accounting, bringing the total to some $7.1 billion. WorldCom also warned it may find more accounting problems as it continues an internal investigation.
Court won’t unfreeze charity’s assets
August 9, 2002
A federal judge on Thursday rebuffed a Dallas-area Muslim charity’s bid to force the government to unfreeze its assets, ruling that federal officials acted appropriately in concluding the organization was closely linked to the Hamas terrorist group.
Court: Prof calling student ‘Monica’ not sexual harassment
August 9, 2002
A professor who repeatedly called a student “Monica Lewinsky” during the height of President Clinton’s sex scandal was offensive but did not commit sexual harassment, a judge ruled.
Visitors who fell in tank with sharks recall terror
August 9, 2002
Ten aquarium visitors, including four children, fell into a shark tank and thrashed around in terror for up to 15 minutes with the animals swimming beneath their kicking feet before they were pulled out.
Surgeon who left patient to go to bank suspended
August 9, 2002
A surgeon who left a patient anesthetized and with an open incision in his back while he went to a bank several blocks away has had his medical license suspended.
Home Depot fines Stewart
August 9, 2002
Tony Stewart, who said NASCAR’s $10,000 fine and season-long probation about his most recent outburst was too light, was hit even harder by his own team sponsor on Thursday.
Consumers urged to curb water use
August 9, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Rural Water District No. 4 on Thursday asked its 1,000 households to curtail nonessential water uses such as lawn watering, washing cars and refilling swimming pools because of the heat and lack of rainfall. “It happens every summer,” said RWD 4 Administrator Steve Schultz. “It happened last summer and the summer before that. Just use a little common sense.”
White House reaffirms support for Palestinian state
August 9, 2002
Six weeks after President Bush demanded a new Palestinian leadership, his administration welcomed three Cabinet ministers appointed by Yasser Arafat and reaffirmed support Thursday for establishment of a Palestinian state.
Lecompton kidnapping case delayed
August 9, 2002
By Mike Belt It could be quite a while before trials begin for three men charged with kidnapping a man whose body was found more than a year ago in a Lecompton field.
Equipment problems hamper vote count
August 9, 2002
A problem with a machine that scans ballots kept Barton County voters in suspense about the outcome of local elections for an extra day. Election workers discovered problems with the optical ballot scanner shortly after the polls closed Tuesday. The machine, which the county bought in 1986, showed an “overload error” when it was fed advanced-voting ballots.
Ex-Jayhawk Ivey at SFA
August 9, 2002
Former Kansas University defensive back Carl Ivey is among five NCAA Div. I-A transfers who began practicing with the Stephen F. Austin University football team this week.
Objection withdrawn
August 9, 2002
Ted Williams’ estate withdrew its request for a court to help resolve the dispute about his body, a victory for two children of the baseball great who want to keep it frozen.
Woods two back at Buick
Kent Jones snares lead with opening-round 65
August 9, 2002
Tiger Woods, in his first tournament since his Grand Slam chances ended at the British Open, shot a 5-under 67 Thursday and was two strokes behind first-round leader Kent Jones at the Buick Open. Mark Brooks and K.J. Choi shot 66s.
Bowden needs perspective
August 9, 2002
The school spokesman was working damage control on the telephone, insisting, “There’s no more patriotic person than coach Bowden,” and you could see this coming all the way from Tallahassee: Florida State’s coach was determined to wrap himself in the Stars and Stripes as a defense for his dreadful declaration of “Let’s Roll” as the rallying cry for the Seminoles this season. As criticism grew louder for turning something sacred into something sleazy, this good old boy turned out to be as predictable as wide right in the big game.
Monarchs dump on Miracle’s playoff hopes
August 9, 2002
Kedra Holland-Corn scored 20 points and Yolando Griffith added 18 as the Sacramento Monarchs beat the Orlando Miracle 82-72 on Thursday night.
Dulgarian to coach LHS wrestling
Former Fort Scott coach not deterred by commute from Paola
August 9, 2002
By Mike Miller Driving 90 miles a day to coach varsity wrestling doesn’t sound that bad to Mark Dulgarian. Especially since he did just the driving part last year.
Big 12 All-Stars beat Swedes
KU’s Nash goes scoreless in 95-77 victory
August 9, 2002
J-W Staff Reports Oklahoma State’s Ivan McFarlin scored 16 points and Kansas State’s Pervis Pasco 14 in the Big 12 All-Stars’ 95-77 men’s basketball victory against the Sodertalje Kings Thursday at Talje Gymnasium in Sodertalje, Sweden.
Minimum salary raised
August 9, 2002
Players and owners agreed to a $100,000 increase in baseball’s minimum salary Thursday, making more progress on minor issues as labor negotiations head into a key weekend.
Baseball briefs
August 9, 2002
Braves place Remlinger on 15-day disabled list Giants claims Eyre off waivers from Jays
Mariners acquire Offerman
August 9, 2002
The AL West-leading Seattle Mariners, who didn’t make a major deal before last week’s deadline for trades without waivers, acquired infielder Jose Offerman from the Boston Red Sox on Thursday.
6News video reports: The SLT’s environmental impact statement has been released
August 9, 2002
The Army Corps of Engineers has approved two possible routes, one north and one south of the Baker Wetlands.
Lakeside Speedway results, Friday, August 2
August 9, 2002
Lakeside Speedway results, Friday, August 2.
Thunderhill Speedway results, Saturday, August 3
August 9, 2002
Thunderhill Speedway results, Saturday, August 3.
Howard T. Lindley
August 9, 2002
Local briefs
August 9, 2002
Renegades land five on all-tourney team Spencer finishes 12th at Kansas City Junior
Nasty neighbors
August 9, 2002
J-W Editorials America does not need an official snoop operation where neighbor can undermine neighbor. Anyone familiar with the chilling tales about the various types of “watchdogs” at work during the Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin regimes in Germany and the Soviet Union is certain to shudder at the prospect of any system that encourages similar behavior in America. How many were ruined or slaughtered because of such programs?
On the record
August 9, 2002
On the record
August 9, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
ABC honors family programs
August 9, 2002
Tasteful family fare is celebrated on ABC
William H. Riggins
August 9, 2002
Services for William Harper Riggins, 83, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Severy United Methodist Church. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by Hope Lodge No. 155, Howard, and burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery, Severy. Mr. Riggins died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Bird’s toolmaking surprises scientists
August 9, 2002
Betty was hungry, but the food was out of reach and the tool needed to get at it had been swiped by a bully. What to do? Grab some wire, bend it into a hook, and get the food.
Sept. 11 program detects cancer in nearly 1,600
August 9, 2002
As a result of a temporary insurance plan created after Sept. 11, nearly 1,600 New Yorkers who received coverage were diagnosed with cancer, according to a study released by the city’s public hospitals.