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Local priest to plead guilty to indecent liberties charge
August 14, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 3:27 p.m.) A Catholic priest intends to plead guilty to a charge of taking indecent liberties with a child, his attorney said after a hearing Wednesday in Douglas County District Court.
Sophomores learn the ropes on first half day
August 14, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 4:54 a.m.) Meeting teachers. Singing the fight song. And finding their lockers. The 800-plus sophomores at Lawrence High School and Free State High School spent half a day at their new schools Wednesday learning the basics to get ready for the academic year.
American to cut 7,000 jobs; KC layoffs uncertain
August 14, 2002
American Airlines announced a massive restructuring Tuesday that will cut the size of its work force by 6 percent in an effort to make the world’s biggest carrier competitive with lower-cost rivals.
CORRECTION
August 14, 2002
Falling for The Calling
The Calling - The BottleNeck, Lawrence, Kan. - 08/09/2002
August 14, 2002
By Michael Newman Friday night’s appearance by heartthrob rockers The Calling was meant to be the last of Pipeline Productions’ shows at Lawrence’s Granada Theatre, but it was moved to The Bottleneck, leaving the Granada without a swan song.
Homeland security bill shouldn’t be rushed
August 14, 2002
The first item of business on the Senate’s calendar when it returns from vacation after Labor Day will be the bill to create a Department of Homeland Security and to restructure the executive branch for better coordination of the war against terrorism.
Wuerffel using glove to get handle on quarterback race
August 14, 2002
These days, the first thing Danny Wuerffel has to explain is the glove. Hot or cold, indoors and out, the Washington Redskins quarterback has started wearing a glove on his throwing hand. Variations of “What’s the deal with the glove?” have become regular expressions among fans at training camp, especially on days like Tuesday’s 97-degree scorcher.
Saints’ Brooks fuming about lack of respect
Starting QB making less than both backups
August 14, 2002
Aaron Brooks, the New Orleans Saints’ starting quarterback, is unhappy that he makes less than most NFL quarterbacks, let alone his own backups. He’s also unhappy that management hasn’t done anything about it yet. Brooks and the Saints are trying to renegotiate his contract, which currently pays Brooks the fourth-year minimum of $450,000 this season.
6Sports video report: Quarterbacks still vying for starting spot
August 14, 2002
6Sports reports on the fight between Zach Dyer and Bill Whittemore for the starting quarterback spot at KU.
Bush: Better times ahead
August 14, 2002
President Bush said that “times are kind of tough” as workers, investors and business leaders poured out their anxieties Tuesday at an economic forum about lost jobs, falling stock prices and the spread of corporate corruption.
Defensive linemen eager
Jayhawks hold hope for four Californians
August 14, 2002
Four football players from sometimes-smoggy Southern California are hoping to breathe some fresh air into Kansas University’s defense this season. Sid Bachmann, Reggie Curry, Cory Kipp and Roy Teng are vying for immediate playing time on the Jayhawks’ defensive line in their first seasons out of junior college.
Nature photographers killed in airplane crash
August 14, 2002
Friends and admirers lined up at the gallery of nature photographers Galen and Barbara Rowell to express grief over their deaths in a plane crash. The Rowells, whose works were published in National Geographic and several books, were passengers in a charter plane that crashed Sunday in the eastern Sierra Nevada while they were returning home from a photo workshop.
Hollywood, Russians not in sync on space trip
August 14, 2002
Lance Bass’ space voyage was at risk Tuesday while Hollywood dealmakers and Russian bureaucrats squabbled over payment for the pop idol’s $20 million trip. “We have a contract, but we don’t have any money,” Russian Aerospace Agency spokesman Konstantin Kreidenko said.
Judge sets date in court for Ryder
August 14, 2002
A judge has set an Aug. 26 date for pretrial motions in Winona Ryder’s shoplifting case. The 30-year-old actress who’s charged with allegedly taking clothing and other items from a Saks Fifth Avenue store did not attend Tuesday’s hearing, in which Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox said a trial date would be determined within 30 days of the upcoming pretrial motions.
Catholic bishops observe day of prayer
August 14, 2002
As the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops take time out starting today to pray, fast and repent for the clerical sex abuse scandals, there’s growing acrimony over whether the reform policy they approved in June is too harsh or too lenient.
Flooding in Czech capital worst in more than century
August 14, 2002
Tens of thousands of Czechs fled their historic capital for higher ground Tuesday as torrential rains turned the Vltava River into a menacing cascade and unleashed more flooding that has now killed at least 88 people across Europe.
Rose Bowl hires consultant in effort to attract franchise
August 14, 2002
The Rose Bowl is making an effort to attract an NFL team back to the Los Angeles area.. Maryland-based sports consultant John Moag, the man widely credited with luring the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in 1995, is being retained for such a purpose.
Vermeil: KC needs work on tackling
August 14, 2002
Of all the good things Kansas City coach Dick Vermeil saw in the Chiefs’ preseason win over San Francisco, he can’t shake the image of 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens breaking three tackles to turn a short crossing route into a 71-yard touchdown reception.
South Asia floods leave nearly 900 dead
August 14, 2002
Heavy rains washing down from the foothills of the Himalayas swelled rivers in eastern India, worsening monsoon flooding that has killed at least 874 people in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday.
U.S. says Iraq able to smuggle weapons from former Soviet states
August 14, 2002
Spare parts for Iraq’s military are being smuggled from eastern Europe and former Soviet republics, keeping Saddam Hussein’s troops prepared for combat despite an international embargo on weapons trafficking, U.S. defense officials say.
Koreas express optimism as high-level talks wind down
August 14, 2002
The two Koreas predicted a successful outcome to their first Cabinet-level talks in nine months, even as the communist North threatened to pull out of a key 1994 accord with the United States, the South’s chief ally.
City, county ratings remain solid
August 14, 2002
Despite the state’s financial problems, officials say Lawrence and Douglas County governments have strong bond ratings.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
August 14, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.36.9 at Sam’s Food Mart, 1910 Haskell Ave. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154.
Twelve Big questions for 2002 season
With four teams in preseason Top 10, which one will come out on top?
August 14, 2002
With five teams finishing last season in the Top 25 and four teams starting this season in the Top 10, there’s no question the Big 12 is among the nation’s elite conferences, maybe even the best one.
Nash nets seven points for Big 12
August 14, 2002
Kansas junior Bryant Nash scored seven points in the Big 12 All-Stars’ 98-80 victory over the Bakken Bears on Tuesday at the Vejlby-Risskov Gym in Vejlby, Denmark. Nash hit three of seven shots, including one three-pointer.
Fighting wildfires has own set of perils
August 14, 2002
Fire isn’t the only thing threatening fragile forests this summer firefighting itself can threaten endangered plants, or spread plant diseases. The Lemmingsworth Gulch Research Natural Area would be a wonderful place to cut a fire line to block a huge blaze in southwestern Oregon it’s wet and flat, without many trees.
American League Roundup: Twins hold on against Orioles
Minnesota’s Reed shrugs off flu-like symptoms, shuts out Baltimore 6-0
August 14, 2002
Rick Reed didn’t let an incessant cough and flu-like symptoms deter him from what he knew needed to be done. Reed delivered a gritty performance, pitching a complete-game shutout and Doug Mientkiewicz homered twice as the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-0 Tuesday night.
Terror suspect’s value diminishes
August 14, 2002
An American touted by Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft as a significant terrorism figure with plans to detonate a radioactive bomb is probably a “small fish” with no ties to al-Qaida cell members in the United States, law enforcement officials say.
Lasers tested for anthrax detection
August 14, 2002
Using lasers to measure the scattering of light off vibrating molecules could lead to a new method for quickly detecting anthrax spores and other bioterror agents.
KDHE defends cleanup actions
Riverkeeper criticizes state, city efforts to remove contaminated soil
August 14, 2002
State environmental officials Tuesday said proper procedures were followed in a chain of events that ended with several truckloads of contaminated soil being dumped last week near the Kaw River in North Lawrence.
Wannstedt: We have a lot of work to do
August 14, 2002
Aside from breakdowns in run defense, sloppiness on offense and poor play on special teams, the Miami Dolphins appear ready for the regular season. “We have a lot of work to do,” coach Dave Wannstedt said Tuesday, hours after the Dolphins defused some of their preseason optimism with a ragged 14-10 loss in their exhibition opener at Tampa Bay.
Harnessing wind energy proves challenging, but could reap profit
August 14, 2002
Strong winds may be found in Kansas, but wind-generated power in this state faces an uphill climb. Regulatory, financial, environmental and even aesthetic obstacles stand in the way of developing Kansas’ wind power, according to energy officials who met Tuesday in Lawrence with U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan.
Players union accusing Chiefs, Vikings of collusion
August 14, 2002
The NFL Players Association claims the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs may have engaged in collusion in their negotiations with unsigned first-round draft picks Bryant McKinnie and Ryan Sims. The union filed a request for an investigation on Monday with the NFL Management Council, ESPN.com first reported Tuesday.
On the record
August 14, 2002
Arkansas A.D. returns to work after surgery
August 14, 2002
Still wearing his hospital ID bracelet, Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles returned home Tuesday following last week’s prostate surgery in Minnesota. “I’m just glad it’s over,” Broyles, 77, said at football practice Tuesday. “I’m feeling fine.”
Poor execution worries Solich
August 14, 2002
Poor execution during the morning meant a little extra work for the Nebraska football team’s top units in the closing session of Tuesday’s two-a-day practices. Coach Frank Solich had those players undergo a 13-play simulated drive during the afternoon practice.
Kansans sign up for no-call list
August 14, 2002
Kansans are racing to their telephones to hang up on telemarketers. Nearly 60,000 Kansans registered to join a no-call list during the first full day of registration, officials said Tuesday. “This is tremendous, but nothing less than we expected,” said Mary Tritsch, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.
Fans flock to see Woods
Tiger setting sights on American Slam
August 14, 2002
The gates at Hazeltine National Golf Club opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday. What followed was a chaotic chase to find Tiger Woods. Thousands of fans streamed across the course like ants in search of a bread crumb, running this direction and that, begging marshals for clues.
Faye O. Powell
August 14, 2002
Jerold L. Wilson
August 14, 2002
Addison Elizabeth Wheeler
August 14, 2002
Trash bin fires pervade downtown
August 14, 2002
Flames from an alley trash bin fire early Tuesday damaged a downtown Lawrence business and was the latest in a string of similar, suspicious fires since at least May, fire records show.
Briefcase
August 14, 2002
Workplace: Survey shows companies address discrimination Telecommunications: SBC may be downgraded Wall Street: Retailers post results Wireless telephone: Ericsson chief expects slowdown to end in 2003
Thirty minutes of ‘30 Seconds’
August 14, 2002
Our star-search summer continues. Fox has ordered eight more episodes of “30 Seconds to Fame” (7 p.m., Fox). The network has given the hook to the sitcom spoof “Meet the Marks” and will air the additional “30 Seconds” episodes in its place at 7:30 p.m on Wednesdays.
Swoopes, Catchings deserve honors
August 14, 2002
The WNBA’s regular season ended Tuesday night, and what a season it has been: Lisa Leslie threw down the league’s first dunk. Seattle and Washington posted their first winning seasons and earned their first playoff berths.
Task force outlines historic planning goals
August 14, 2002
A plan for how to better integrate historic preservation into city and county planning will go before the public later this month. After chewing on input gathered at three public meetings, the 11-member Historic Preservation Plan Task Force spent Tuesday afternoon discussing the finer details of a comprehensive document that lays out strategies designed to protect the cultural resources of Lawrence and Douglas County.
KU outreach program to address men’s violence against college women
August 14, 2002
Johanna Maska will never forget a story she heard her sophomore year. It’s the story of 20-year-old Kristen Cooper, a Baker University student who committed suicide in 1995 after experiencing an acquaintance rape.
Valuable paintings recovered in Hays
Renowned works taken during car theft are found undamaged
August 14, 2002
Twelve watercolors by internationally known artist John Cody were recovered after the car in which they were being kept overnight was stolen. Police discovered the paintings undamaged Monday afternoon at a residence in Hays, Bill Lovewell, an investigator with the Hays Police Department said.
Misconceptions
August 14, 2002
Global fire
August 14, 2002
Difficult donation
August 14, 2002
No excuses
August 14, 2002
Pursuing white-collar crime
August 14, 2002
In the past few months most Americans have become far more familiar with the concept of “white-collar crime” than they had ever hoped to be.
Have TV viewers hit bottom?
August 14, 2002
Just when you think our collective morality has hit bottom, the floor gives way and you find that we’ve fallen down another floor. I got that familiar sinking feeling once again when I heard about the new reality show on the E! network starring former stripper and Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith.
Indian tribe remains discovered in Norton
August 14, 2002
The Federal Bureau of Reclamation is protecting a site at Sebelius Reservoir, after investigators determined that human remains found there in July came from an American Indian burial ground.
UMKC officials defend new biology dean’s salary
August 14, 2002
Officials with the University of Missouri and its Kansas City campus said the $264,000 salary Frank Horton would get to lead UMKC’s School of Biological Sciences is on par with administrators of his caliber and necessary to further the campus’s life-sciences efforts.
Colorado pharmacy worker sentenced for stealing drugs
August 14, 2002
A Colorado pharmacy employee was sentenced Tuesday to five years on probation for stealing chemotherapy drugs that eventually were sold to Kansas City-area pharmacists, including Robert Courtney.
Jam recipe comes from ritual of sharing
August 14, 2002
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the social ritual of sharing recipes and why people have such a personal investment in it. This is a theme that gets stuck in my head from time to time, because I’ve never managed to fully articulate what’s at stake, at least not to my satisfaction.
Versatile vegetable comes in various varieties
August 14, 2002
There is more than one kind of corn out there. Here are some varieties and their uses, according to the National Corn Growers Assn.
Retail sales driven up by car purchases
August 14, 2002
Sales at the nation’s retailers rose by a brisk 1.2 percent in July, but much of the strength reflected people taking advantage of free-financing offers and other incentives to buy cars and trucks.
Short and sweet
August 14, 2002
Sunkist squeezes out creative ideas for lemons Book looks at history of ‘culinary icon’
Jayni’ uses summer vegetables
August 14, 2002
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Tomatoes and More.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare summer vegetables.
Daily ticker
August 14, 2002
Lawrence aviation company loses contract
GUT Works officials hope to negotiate new deal with Colorado firm
August 14, 2002
A Lawrence aviation company has lost the rights to manufacture kits that allow people to build replicas of a famous World War II airplane. GUT Works President Ron Renz confirmed the company had pulled out of a deal with a Colorado Springs, Colo., company that would have given the Lawrence firm the rights to manufacture kits allowing people to build their own 3/4-scale replica of a World War II P-51D Mustang.
Fed keeps interest rates steady
August 14, 2002
With the economy advancing only in fits and starts, the Federal Reserve held short-term interest rates steady on Tuesday but left the door open to future reductions. The Fed’s decision comes amid a roller-coaster stock market and a stream of accounting scandals that have rocked Americans’ confidence in corporate leaders and in their own financial futures.
Investors send stocks lower after decision
August 14, 2002
Wall Street fell victim to a late-day sell-off Tuesday after Federal Reserve policy-makers decided not to cut interest rates, rattling investors who were hoping for more aggressive action.
Band a ‘Calling’ for female fans
August 14, 2002
Friday night’s appearance by heartthrob rockers The Calling was meant to be the last of Pipeline Productions’ shows at Lawrence’s Granada Theatre, but it was moved to The Bottleneck, leaving the Granada without a swan song.
Decision time arrives again
August 14, 2002
The clock is ticking on the South Lawrence Trafficway. Twelve years after voters approved the concept of running a highway around Lawrence’s western and southern edges, state highway officials say they’re finally ready to shift into the fast lane and win approval for completion of the road.
Community’s traffic needs at heart of trafficway project
August 14, 2002
The Kansas Department of Transportation’s desire to finish the South Lawrence Trafficway is summed up in the agency’s permit application for filling portions of the Baker Wetlands.
Wetlands, graves concern tribes
Corps continues to accept comments
August 14, 2002
The state’s desire to finish the South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands is running up against opposition from American Indian tribes, but government officials are confident they can clear the hurdles.
Click, load and learn
Consultant offers CD-ROM
August 14, 2002
The more than 1,000 pages of text, charts and graphics that make a case for completing the South Lawrence Trafficway along one of two alignments soon will be available with the click of a mouse. And then a wait at the mailbox.
Lakeside: Modifieds, Grand Nationals and MSCS thrill crowd
August 14, 2002
Self-starting, 360ci, Midwest Sprint Cars took the place of the Factory Stocks Friday, August 9, at Lakeside Speedway, adding excitement to what was already a thrilling night of racing.
I-70: Kent Crane captures emotional victory
August 14, 2002
It was just weeks ago that I-70 Speedway suffered the lost of one of its founding members, Bill Crane. It was this past Friday that his son Kent drove to crowd-standing victory in a NASCAR Shortrack Series Modified that his dad had owned.
Heartland Park Topeka resutls, August 9
August 14, 2002
Heartland Park Topeka resutls, August 9.
Lakeside Speedway results, August 9.
August 14, 2002
Lakeside Speedway results, August 9.
I-70 Speedway results, August 10
August 14, 2002
I-70 Speedway results, August 10.
World Online video: LHS sophomores adjusting to high school
August 14, 2002
Lawrence High School’s new sophomores found a few surprises and challenges during the first half-day of classes Wednesday. And some even learned a new cheering routine.
Briefs
August 14, 2002
Wilpon, Doubleday settle Mets’ suit Merced signs Astros deal
President’s job attractive
August 14, 2002
An Atlanta company has interviewed more than 80 candidates to replace outgoing NCAA president Cedric Dempsey, a member of the search committee told the Associated Press.
Briefly
August 14, 2002
Los Angeles: Missing girl found safe at health clinic Florida: Children’s agency secretary resigns Wisconsin: Parental notification a contraceptive turn-off New Jersey: Princeton removes dean after Yale Web site flap
Grass not always greener
Minnesotans in field excited about playing at Hazeltine
August 14, 2002
Tom Lehman was at a crossroads in his career. Unable to make a decent living on the PGA Tour, unwilling to give up his passion for the game, he interviewed to be the golf coach at the University of Minnesota, his alma mater.
Lawrence briefs
August 14, 2002
KU journalism alumnus pledges $500,000 Human evolution lecture planned for Thursday Amateur radio open house planned at the library KU Med offers skin care class KU Med class to provide tips on avoiding falls
WNBA Roundup: Indiana rolls into playoffs
Fever top Rockers for first postseason berth
August 14, 2002
Kelly Schumacher helped put Indiana into the WNBA playoffs, scoring a career-high 15 points in her first start of the season as the Fever beat the Cleveland Rockers, 60-56, on Tuesday night. Schumacher started at center in place of Olympia Scott-Richardson, placed on the injured list before the regular-season finale because of a sore right foot.
Creative recipes with corn
August 14, 2002
In addition to its sunny flavor, corn deserves credit for being such a versatile vegetable. Whole kernels are terrific whether steamed, boiled, roasted or grilled. Ground corn works well in side dishes of polenta or grits, in corn bread and as a crunchy texture in waffles and muffins.
Enrollment decline forecast
District braces for effects of fewer students
August 14, 2002
Classes begin today in the Lawrence public school district under the cloud of a possible third consecutive year of declining enrollment and the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in state aid.
So, just what is a ‘draft EIS’?
August 14, 2002
The Kansas Department of Transportation spent $2 million to produce a document designed to answer the public’s questions and concerns about the proposed completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway. epartment officials want to get as much as they can for their investment.
Els trying to tame Tiger
August 14, 2002
Even after winning three majors and overcoming his own insecurities to win a British Open that nearly slipped away, Ernie Els still doesn’t have the answer.
Student body president has firsthand look at Mideast conflict
August 14, 2002
Jonathan Ng admits that last spring, when pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian demonstrators had dueling rallies on Kansas University’s campus, he didn’t pay much attention. Ng, KU’s student body president, is paying attention now.
South Lawrence Trafficway’s history predates World War II
August 14, 2002
t spray for West Nile virus
August 14, 2002
The city of Lawrence doesn’t spray for mosquitoes. And officials say they’re not going to start now  even with the West Nile virus looming as a threat. The spreading virus, which had its second confirmed case in Kansas on Tuesday, has some cities and counties across the country scrambling to battle the mosquito-borne virus with chemicals.
Harnessing wind energy proves challenging, but could reap profit
August 14, 2002
Strong winds may be found in Kansas, but wind-generated power in this state faces an uphill climb. Regulatory, financial, environmental and even aesthetic obstacles stand in the way of developing Kansas’ wind power, according to energy officials who met Tuesday in Lawrence with U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan.
Riverkeeper criticizes state, city efforts to remove contaminated soil
August 14, 2002
State environmental officials Tuesday said proper procedures were followed in a chain of events that ended with several truckloads of contaminated soil being dumped last week near the Kaw River in North Lawrence.
Finally, rain
Area receives first precipitation since July 29
August 14, 2002
Douglas County farmer John Pendleton isn’t pretending Tuesday’s rain will work a miracle on the area’s ailing corn and soybeans. But the tapping sounds on his roof Tuesday morning sure were welcome after a nearly bone-dry summer that has threatened the livelihood of more than a few Kansas farmers.
TV distributor prepares for life after ‘Living’
August 14, 2002
TV program distributor King World may be planning for life without Martha Stewart. The company has decided to go ahead with production of a new morning talk show with co-hosts Alexandra Wentworth, the wife of George Stephanopoulos, and former ABC News correspondent Jack Ford, for launch in the fall of 2003.
Clemens wins 290th as Yanks rip Royals, 10-5
August 14, 2002
Roger Clemens wound up with his 290th career victory, thanks to Bernie Williams and the rest of the New York bats. Williams homered, doubled and drove in four runs to help Clemens and the Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals, 10-5, Tuesday night.
Moody ready for walk-on experience
August 14, 2002
A Kansas University “Who’s Who of Basketball” gathered in Allen Fieldhouse one steamy June 2002 evening for a dozen or so games of pick-up basketball. Professionals Danny Manning, Drew Gooden, Scot Pollard, Jacque Vaughn, Billy Thomas, Nick Bradford and Greg Ostertag laced their Nikes, gearing for some run ‘n gun with current Jayhawks such as Kirk Hinrich, Nick Collison, Wayne Simien and Christian Moody.
National League Roundup: Giants mash Maddox
Kent crushes two home runs off Atlanta ace
August 14, 2002
Barry Bonds didn’t hit career home run No. 601, but the two that Jeff Kent hit did the trick. Kent homered twice, doubled and drove in four runs, backing the solid pitching of Russ Ortiz (8-8) as the San Francisco Giants beat Greg Maddux and the Atlanta Braves 7-2 Tuesday night.
Terror novel’s plot differs from attack
August 14, 2002
A draft novel by a scientist under scrutiny in the anthrax investigation describes a biological attack by a Palestinian terrorist on the White House and Congress, but the plot differs significantly from last fall’s attacks-by-mail.
Browns crack down
Team bans plastic beer bottles following near-riot
August 14, 2002
Instant replay hasn’t been fixed, but the Cleveland Browns are making sure that last year’s ugly bottle-throwing incident is never repeated.
Local briefs
August 14, 2002
Missing paintings found undamaged in Hays Lawrence government: Commissioners work out city manager’s pay raise Looking back: Public response to 9-11 sought for anniversary Entertainment: Leavenworth Fair begins
El Nino’ still chasing Woods three years later
August 14, 2002
When the world caught its first glimpse of Sergio Garcia, he was a 19-year-old nicknamed “El Nino” who pranced down fairways and took on Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship when it seemed no one else would.
Student body president has firsthand look at Mideast conflict
August 14, 2002
Jonathan Ng admits that last spring, when pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian demonstrators had dueling rallies on Kansas University’s campus, he didn’t pay much attention. Ng, KU’s student body president, is paying attention now.
Dressing loses fat, but not flavor
August 14, 2002
Salads are refreshing, lighter fare, popular year-round, not only during the hot summer months. There’s an abundance of good greens available nowadays for cooks to make into interesting and satisfying salads.
Cookie, bread recipes win honors at county fair
August 14, 2002
Thunderhill Speedway results, August 10
August 14, 2002
Thunderhill Speedway results, August 10.
People
August 14, 2002
Adam Ant pleads guilty Elle expecting again Field to make Broadway debut Elvis king of dead celebrities
Area receives first precipitation since July 29
August 14, 2002
Douglas County farmer John Pendleton isn’t pretending Tuesday’s rain will work a miracle on the area’s ailing corn and soybeans. But the tapping sounds on his roof Tuesday morning sure were welcome after a nearly bone-dry summer that has threatened the livelihood of more than a few Kansas farmers.
Sophomores learn the ropes on first half day
August 14, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 6:40 p.m.) Meeting teachers. Singing the fight song. And finding their lockers. The 800-plus sophomores at Lawrence High School and Free State High School spent half a day at their new schools Wednesday learning the basics to get ready for the academic year.
Federal study supports two alternatives
August 14, 2002
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 new federal study concludes.
GUT Works officials hope to negotiate new deal with Colorado firm
August 14, 2002
A Lawrence aviation company has lost the rights to manufacture kits that allow people to build replicas of a famous World War II airplane. GUT Works President Ron Renz confirmed the company had pulled out of a deal with a Colorado Springs, Colo., company that would have given the Lawrence firm the rights to manufacture kits allowing people to build their own 3/4-scale replica of a World War II P-51D Mustang.
6News video report: Community members on both sides of SLT issue lining up support
August 14, 2002
6News reports on the ongoing SLT fight and the support that some community members are trying to get on both sides of the issue.
6News video report: Number of free and reduced priced meal applications rise
August 14, 2002
6News reports on the increasing number of families applying for free and reduced meals.
Mongol grave seekers thwarted
August 14, 2002
An American-financed expedition to find the tomb of legendary conqueror Genghis Khan has stopped work after being accused by a prominent Mongolian politician of desecrating traditional rulers’ graves.
Amtrak halts all high-speed service
August 14, 2002
Amtrak pulled its high-speed Acela Express trains out of service on Tuesday after discovering cracks in shock-absorber assemblies, the latest in a summer-long series of financial and public-image blows to the struggling passenger railroad.
Iran president’s visit highlights Afghan ties
August 14, 2002
In the first such visit in 40 years, Iran’s president came Tuesday to Afghanistan with a promise of $500 million in aid and a strong appeal to the new Kabul government to crack down on the Afghan opium that has hooked millions of Iranian addicts.
IBM confirms plans to cut 15,000 jobs
August 14, 2002
After months of surreptitious layoff notices, technology giant IBM Corp. revealed it was in the process of cutting more than 15,600 jobs, or 5 percent of its work force.
Bar association breaks color barrier
August 14, 2002
The American Bar Assn. picked a black former big-city politician Tuesday to break a 125-year string of white presidents. Dennis Archer, a past Michigan Supreme Court justice and two-term mayor of Detroit, was elevated to president-elect of the 408,000-member association.
Management lawyer says deal close
Manfred claims sides may ‘make agreement in the next several days’
August 14, 2002
Baseball’s top labor lawyer said Tuesday it was possible a bargaining agreement could be reached “in the next several days” to avert a threatened walkout by players.
Israeli Supreme Court blocks expulsion plans
August 14, 2002
As Israel moved to punish the relatives of Palestinian militants, the army tore down two family homes belonging to terror suspects, but the Supreme Court temporarily blocked plans to expel three siblings of alleged attackers to the Gaza Strip.
Training Camps Roundup: Broncos’ Davis considers retiring
Denver running back has been hampered by injuries since 1998
August 14, 2002
Terrell Davis, the NFL’s premier running back of the late ‘90s, is so discouraged with the lack of progress on his injured knees that he’s contemplating retirement.
City won’t spray for West Nile virus
August 14, 2002
The city of Lawrence doesn’t spray for mosquitoes. And officials say they’re not going to start now even with the West Nile virus looming as a threat. The spreading virus, which had its second confirmed case in Kansas on Tuesday, has some cities and counties across the country scrambling to battle the mosquito-borne virus with chemicals.
Horoscopes
August 14, 2002
Federal study supports two alternatives
August 14, 2002
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 new federal study concludes.
District braces for effects of fewer students
August 14, 2002
Classes begin today in the Lawrence public school district under the cloud of a possible third consecutive year of declining enrollment  and the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in state aid.
s violence against college women
August 14, 2002
Johanna Maska will never forget a story she heard her sophomore year. It’s the story of 20-year-old Kristen Cooper, a Baker University student who committed suicide in 1995 after experiencing an acquaintance rape.
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August 14, 2002
Mississippi: Second death linked to West Nile virus Wisconsin: Mosquito-borne illness kills 12-year-old boy Texas: Parole board refuses to halt execution Salt Lake City: Great Salt Lake shrinking in heat
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August 14, 2002
California: Frisbee figure dies at age 78 Arkansas: Airline pilot fired; alcohol test positive Connecticut: Explosion kills 2, levels three condos California: NASA’s Voyagers mark 25 years in space
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August 14, 2002
United Nations: Report previews Earth Summit issues Russia: Dutch aid worker reported kidnapped England: Burrowing rabbits make medieval find
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August 14, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Federal officials to reassess risks of hormone therapy Pakistan: Police detain 20 suspects of outlawed Islamic groups Texas: Infant snatched from van
Kansans sign up for no-call list
August 14, 2002
Kansans are racing to their telephones to hang up on telemarketers. Nearly 60,000 Kansans registered to join a no-call list during the first full day of registration, officials said Tuesday. “This is tremendous, but nothing less than we expected,” said Mary Tritsch, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.
Nash nets seven points for Big 12
August 14, 2002
Kansas junior Bryant Nash scored seven points in the Big 12 All-Stars’ 98-80 victory over the Bakken Bears on Tuesday at the Vejlby-Risskov Gym in Vejlby, Denmark. Nash hit three of seven shots, including one three-pointer.
for female fans
August 14, 2002
Friday night’s appearance by heartthrob rockers The Calling was meant to be the last of Pipeline Productions’ shows at Lawrence’s Granada Theatre, but it was moved to The Bottleneck, leaving the Granada without a swan song.
Cookie, bread recipes win honors at county fair
August 14, 2002
Thank you for sharing the champion exhibitors and their recipes from the 4-H Foods Division at the Douglas County Free Fair. It will be fun to try the recipes. Would you also share the reserve champions? I’d love too. It’s great to see the variety of food products that received the top placings. For the 7- to 8-year-olds, the Reserve Champion Non-Perishable Food Product was awarded to Samantha Lenning, of Palmyra 4-H Club, for her Mocha Crackle Cookies. Jessica Newman, of Clinton Eagles 4-H Club, received Reserve Champion in the 9- to 11-year-old level with her Lemon Cake Bread. The Focaccia Bread made by Libby Queen, of Lone Star 4-H Club, was awarded the 12- to 14-year-old Reserve Champion ribbon. In the 15- to 19-year-old level, Katy Taul, of Palmyra 4-H Club, was recognized for her Blackberry Pie that received Reserve Champion. Here are the recipes:
Jam recipe comes from ritual of sharing
August 14, 2002
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the social ritual of sharing recipes and why people have such a personal investment in it. This is a theme that gets stuck in my head from time to time, because I’ve never managed to fully articulate what’s at stake, at least not to my satisfaction.
It’s Hurricane season once again on East Coast
Everyone watch out: Miami primed to repeat as league and possibly national champion
August 14, 2002
Brett Romberg was showing off his championship ring, a gaudy piece of jewelry he and his Miami teammates picked up after winning the national title last season.
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August 14, 2002
Myers back throwing in Yankees’ complex Burba rejoins Indians
Cleanup needed
August 14, 2002
City and state officials need to clean up their act when it comes to dealing with hazardous materials and citizen complaints. Lawrence city officials showed their commitment to the environment last weekend by ordering a quick cleanup of petroleum-laced soil that had been dumped next to the Kansas River.