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Thunderstorms in forecast for area
August 19, 2002
(Updated Monday at 1:55 p.m.) If you’re planning to be out Monday afternoon or evening, you might take an umbrella along and watch out for sudden severe weather.
Practices start today for high school fall sports
August 19, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 11:16 a.m.) It’s time to break out the water bottles high school fall sports practices begin Monday afternoon at Lawrence High School and Free State High School.
Bill payment and other tasks spread out as municipal departments grow
August 19, 2002
There was a time when you could walk into City Hall and  if you were so inclined  pay your water bill, apply for building permits and buy tickets to Worlds of Fun all in one trip.
KU rolls out welcome mat for new and returning students
August 19, 2002
Kansas University’s residence halls returned to life Sunday as thousands of students, assisted by friends and family members, braved heat, humidity and traffic jams to move into their new homes.
Eastern Parkway was supposed to link downtown with K-10
August 19, 2002
When voters entered their polling booths a dozen years ago, the two highway projects they were voting to help pay for stood on equal footing.
City softball standings as of 8/18
August 19, 2002
Here are the city softball standings as of Sunday, August 18.
National League Roundup: Cubs end D-back’s run
Sosa, Bellhorn collide in Chicago’s 3-2 victory
August 19, 2002
Even after Sammy Sosa and Mark Bellhorn knocked each other out of the game, the Chicago Cubs still found a way to end Arizona’s eight-game winning streak.
Derby duo dominating
Watkins, Dennis holding ground on defensive line
August 19, 2002
For years Travis Watkins and Charlie Dennis were, in one way or another, performing in propinquity on football fields.
Tampa’s Sturtze halts 9-game slide - Devil Rays 8, Royals 6
August 19, 2002
Tanyon Sturtze overcame one bad inning to earn a rare victory. Sturtze snapped his nine-game winless streak, and Aubrey Huff homered and drove in three runs as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Kansas City Royals, 8-6, on Sunday.
Jarrett spins but wins
Stewart, Harvick finish second, third
August 19, 2002
Dale Jarrett spun his fortunes around with a patient run to the front. Jarrett rebounded from a spin on the 12th lap and passed Jeff Burton with five laps to go to win the Pepsi 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.
Teenagers choose their favorites
August 19, 2002
Who knew Jennifer Love Hewitt could sing? The former “Party of Five” star makes her television musical debut on “The Teen Choice Awards” (7 p.m., Fox).
U.S. watches N.Y. recovery
August 19, 2002
The old cliche goes that when New York City sneezes, the rest of the country catches a financial cold. New York is sneezing.
Americans back Amtrak
August 19, 2002
Taking a train from here to New York is easy, convenient and relatively cheap. You catch the Metro to Union Station, take the escalator upstairs to buy a ticket, wait at the gate, and settle into a comfortable seat to read, sleep, talk or observe the scenery.
LA diocese reportedly let priests flee U.S.
August 19, 2002
Faced with allegations that parish priests had sexually abused minors, the Los Angeles Archdiocese under Cardinal Roger M. Mahony for many years withheld information from police and allowed clerics facing prosecution to flee to foreign countries, internal records and interviews show.
India-Pakistan flames may re-ignite
August 19, 2002
Pushed back from impending military conflict in June by forceful U.S. diplomatic intervention, India and Pakistan have resumed their deadly minuet of threat and counterthreat.
On the record
August 19, 2002
Kathleen Brandau
August 19, 2002
Israel to withdraw from Palestinian areas
August 19, 2002
Israeli and Palestinian security officials reached agreement Sunday on a plan for Israeli troops to withdraw from parts of the Gaza Strip and from the town of Bethlehem, Israeli officials said.
Volunteers needed to teach 4-year-olds
August 19, 2002
Agency: Baldwin School District YES Program Address: 316 E. 900 Road, Baldwin 66006 Contact Person: Heather Wallsmith, (785) 594-3081
Drug tests used for prevention
August 19, 2002
The call can come at any time, for just about any junior high or high school student in this southeast Kansas town: You’ve been selected for a drug test.
s chancellor and chair of NCAA Div. I Board of Directors is determined to make academic reform work
August 19, 2002
Skeptics may scoff, but the NCAA insists it is intent on establishing academic reform at its member institutions
People
August 19, 2002
Friends in high places Marsalis moving on Gotta pay to play ‘Willy’ star free
American League Roundup: A-Rod hits 5th homer in 2 games
Sizzling Ranger ties major league record in Texas’ 10-7 win over Toronto
August 19, 2002
Alex Rodriguez isn’t going to waste time breaking down the elements of one of the best streaks in his career. He’s just going to ride it out.
Elated beyond belief’
Beem holds off Woods for one-stroke win
August 19, 2002
The PGA Championship was on the line. Tiger Woods was on his heels. Rich Beem figured he had nothing to lose. No one expected a former stereo salesman to stand up against the world’s best player in the stifling Sunday pressure of a major championship.
Fan-favorite Funk puts on a show
Funk Fest’ leads to fourth-place tie
August 19, 2002
Although he shot a 1-over-par 73 in the final round of the PGA Championship on Sunday, Fred Funk was elated with his fourth-place tie.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
August 19, 2002
Europe flood damage may exceed $20 billion
August 19, 2002
As Germans fought to keep rivers of putrid water out of their homes and the Hungarian capital of Budapest braced for flooding, European leaders on Sunday promised a common effort to fund rebuilding and cleanup expected to take years and cost about $20 billion.
Famed bluesman’s son marches to own beat
Bernard Allison blends many influences into music
August 19, 2002
A woman grabs a pen and a piece of paper and runs, squealing, to guitarist Bernard Allison as he leans against a downtown building for a photo shoot.
MP3 player ranks low on student’s priority list
August 19, 2002
“Oh. I want one!” Loren seemed pretty enthusiastic as she answered my question “What do you guys think of MP3 players?”
Briefly
August 19, 2002
New Mexico: Missiles not terror issue Virginia: Police look at new leads in search for missing girl New York City: Election service overhauled Washington, D.C.: Acela service restored
Living trust information
August 19, 2002
A living trust has become a popular estate-planning vehicle that can protect assets from the tax bite and reduce probate costs.
Ex-Lion Hooper extends streak
August 19, 2002
Calgary Cannons infielder Kevin Hooper went 1-for-5 Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 30 games, a franchise record and the longest streak in the minor leagues this season.
Drought puts towns, farms at odds about water usage
August 19, 2002
One by one, the wells are drying up in western Nebraska’s Cheyenne County. Extreme drought is forcing desperate farmers to pump more and more groundwater to irrigate thirsty fields and keep their crops alive.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
August 19, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.36 at Sam’s Food Mart, 1910 Haskell Ave.
s priority list
August 19, 2002
“Oh. I want one!” Loren seemed pretty enthusiastic as she answered my question  “What do you guys think of MP3 players?”
Kathleen Brandau
August 19, 2002
Services for Kathleen B. Brandau, 75, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Brandau died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at her home.
Neil Hackerott
August 19, 2002
Services for Neil Hackerott, 61, Gardner, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Hackerott died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at Olathe Medical Center.
Lawrence city commission
August 19, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts Sunflower Cablevision Channel 25
Hemenway wants to ‘make a difference’
KU’s chancellor and chair of NCAA Div. I Board of Directors is determined to make academic reform work
August 19, 2002
Skeptics may scoff, but the NCAA insists it is intent on establishing academic reform at its member institutions
Shaq no-show at camp
August 19, 2002
Shaquille O’Neal didn’t show up Sunday at a youth basketball camp bearing his name.
They’re back
KU rolls out welcome mat for new and returning students
August 19, 2002
Kansas University’s residence halls returned to life Sunday as thousands of students, assisted by friends and family members, braved heat, humidity and traffic jams to move into their new homes.
Denver’s Davis to retire after tonight’s game
August 19, 2002
Terrell Davis wanted to keep playing. His knees just wouldn’t cooperate. After struggling with injuries for nearly four years, Davis announced that tonight’s preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers would be his final appearance in a Denver Broncos uniform.
Poppy crop thriving in Afghanistan
August 19, 2002
The new Afghan government has “largely failed” in its 4-month-old effort to eradicate the opium poppy crop in Afghanistan, which in recent years became the world’s biggest producer of the raw material for heroin, U.N. crop experts reported Sunday.
Police fight killer’s early prison release
August 19, 2002
The murders were as random as they were vicious: stabbings, hangings, stranglings, drownings. The women didn’t know each other or the hooded man who, according to one survivor, enjoyed the killing so much he was “clapping and dancing.”
White’ a troublesome term
August 19, 2002
Last year in Chicago, 44 Italian-American women competed in the Miss Italia USA Pageant in Chicago. The black community did not erupt in protest.
Horoscopes
August 19, 2002
Verna C. Bahnmaier
August 19, 2002
Topeka  Services for Verna C. Bahnmaier, 93, Topeka, will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Stull Cemetery. Mrs. Bahnmaier died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at United Methodist Home, Topeka.
Petry services
August 19, 2002
Mabel A. Turner
August 19, 2002
Denver  Services for Mabel A. Turner, 83, McMinnville, Ore., will be 1:30 p.m. today at Crossroad American Baptist Church, Denver. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Denver. Mrs. Turner died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, in Willamette Valley Medical Center, McMinnville, Ore.
Hilda H. Pickert
August 19, 2002
Scipio  Services for Hilda H. Pickert, 91, Garnett, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Scipio. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Mrs. Pickert died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at Golden Heights Living Center, Garnett.
Elite effort
August 19, 2002
Why hasn’t Lawrence looked into participating in the academic program that will be offered in three Kansas high schools?
Baseball briefs
August 19, 2002
Talks to resume today after day off Rolen day-to-day with sore shoulder D’Rays recall Gardner, option Colome to Triple-A
Ref attacked by parent
August 19, 2002
A referee in an under-10 rugby league was punched and kicked to the ground when he ended a game early because it was becoming too violent.
Preseason gives reserves time to shine
Some players just happy for opportunity to play
August 19, 2002
For players like J.J. Moses and R-Kal Truluck, the final score of Kansas City’s preseason win over Houston had little meaning.
Unemployed should be aware of health coverage options
August 19, 2002
In response to a recent column, dozens of people from around the country wanted to know more about continuing their health coverage following the loss of a job.
Seeking savings
Author says ‘walking around money,’ impulse buying are top mistakes
August 19, 2002
Why is it we live paycheck to paycheck and feel like we don’t ever make enough money? With advice on retirement, technology, car buying , insurance and much more, Atlanta author and radio talk show host Clark Howard claims he can get the most out of your money in his book “Get Clark Smart.”
Public response to 9-11 sought for anniversary
August 19, 2002
We want you, our readers, to be a part of our coverage of the anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Special ed director values inclusion
August 19, 2002
An art print in Bruce Passman’s new office shows a quartet of raccoons staring off into the distance. At least, that’s how it appears at first glance.
City services scattered in Lawrence
Bill payment and other tasks spread out as municipal departments grow
August 19, 2002
There was a time when you could walk into City Hall and if you were so inclined pay your water bill, apply for building permits and buy tickets to Worlds of Fun all in one trip.
KU presidential historian compares Quantrill’s Raid, 9-11 in new book
August 19, 2002
Osama bin Laden is the modern-day William Quantrill. That’s according to Richard Norton Smith, the presidential historian and director of the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University.
Videotapes reveal al-Qaida methods
Images show making of bombs, dog torture
August 19, 2002
CNN began airing excerpts Sunday from a cache of videotapes acquired in Afghanistan that purport to show al-Qaida terror training, bomb-making and poison gas experiments on dogs.
Two million Poles beg pope to stay
August 19, 2002
In a tearful, farewell Mass in his beloved Krakow, Pope John Paul II told more than 2 million Poles on Sunday that he would like to return one day but “this is entirely in God’s hands.”
Trafficway’s companion now a lost highway
Eastern Parkway was supposed to link downtown with K-10
August 19, 2002
When voters entered their polling booths a dozen years ago, the two highway projects they were voting to help pay for stood on equal footing.
Telecommunications drawing investors in Afghanistan
August 19, 2002
There are only 12,000 functioning telephones for nearly 2 million people in Kabul. And most calls never go through. The situation is worse in the provinces.
Sites help you become handyman around house
August 19, 2002
Become handy around the house with these sites, a few of which also can lead to someone who can do the work for you. And don’t forget the duct tape.
Wireless clouds in air
Network poised to shake up telecommunications industry
August 19, 2002
There’s high-speed Internet in the air. A technology originally developed to link PCs in small, wireless clusters is spurring grassroots efforts to create Internet “clouds” that could eventually bypass the networks of big telecommunications providers.
Leonard disappointed by final-round collapse
Third-round leader settles for tie for fourth
August 19, 2002
Justin Leonard is great when he’s coming from behind on the final day of big tournaments. Given a big lead in a major, it was a much different story Sunday.
Dutton helps San Jose roll to 52-14 rout of Arizona in ArenaBowl
August 19, 2002
There’s never been an Arena football team like the San Jose SaberCats, who once again flirted with perfection in a laugher of an ArenaBowl.
Ex-Jayhawk hoping to stay healthy
Green Bay Packers’ Brown frustrated by limited playing time
August 19, 2002
The more Gilbert Brown thinks about it, the less sense it makes. In order for him to better serve the Green Bay Packers this season, he has to be on the field more often. But in order for him to be on the field more often, he has to play less.
David Caruso loves ‘CSI: Miami’ heat
August 19, 2002
It was blistering hot recently in South Florida, where David Caruso and his “CSI: Miami” co-stars were shooting scenes in the Everglades for the new CBS drama, a Monday-night spin-off of the Thursday-night hit “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”
WNBA Playoffs: Comets edge Utah in 2 OTs
August 19, 2002
Sheryl Swoopes received her WNBA defensive player of the year trophy Sunday. Then she went out and showed why she deserved it.
Rosenfels rallies Redskins
Washington improves to 3-0 thanks to three-touchdown fourth
August 19, 2002
Even with two quarterbacks sidelined by injuries, the Pittsburgh Steelers manhandled the Washington Redskins until Sage Rosenfels and the backups led a three-touchdown rally in the fourth quarter.
Schedule includes traditions, food, fun
August 19, 2002
A look at the events scheduled during the first week of classes at Kansas University:
Meetings on farm bill slated
August 19, 2002
The Department of Agriculture will be conducting informational meetings on the new farm bill’s yield and base provisions.
Ineffective law
August 19, 2002
Traffic hazard
August 19, 2002
New allegations emerge in case of slain reporter
August 19, 2002
Three Pakistani militants who led police to the body of Daniel Pearl claim the Wall Street Journal correspondent was murdered by an Arab three days after he tried to escape from kidnappers, investigators said Sunday.
Hall of Fame pitcher vows fans won’t come back
August 19, 2002
Hall of Fame pitcher Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., believes a baseball strike will kill the game. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Bunning called on the owners and players’ association to reach an agreement to avoid the sport’s ninth work stoppage since 1972.
Events commemorate Quantrill’s Raid
August 19, 2002
The following events are scheduled this week to commemorate Quantrill’s Raid as well as the Civil War.
Mabel A. Turner
August 19, 2002
Hilda H. Pickert
August 19, 2002
Neil Hackerott
August 19, 2002
Verna C. Bahnmaier
August 19, 2002
Democrats’ budget plan assailed
August 19, 2002
A White House aide criticized Senate Democrats on Sunday for seeking to spend more than President Bush wants, insisting on fiscal discipline but refusing to speculate about vetoes.
Human shields’ banned
August 19, 2002
Israel’s Supreme Court issued a temporary injunction Sunday barring the army from using unwilling Palestinian civilians to knock on suspicious doors, enter buildings it believes might be booby-trapped and pick up dubious packages.
Aide says Bush plans to explain Iraq decision
August 19, 2002
If President Bush orders military action against Iraq, he will fully explain to Americans his decision to try to remove Saddam Hussein from power, a White House aide said Sunday.
U.N. may pursue charges in Taliban deaths
August 19, 2002
A confidential U.N. memorandum found evidence to justify a “full-fledged criminal investigation” into the deaths in Afghanistan of hundreds of Taliban prisoners held by the U.S.-backed northern alliance, Newsweek reported Sunday.
Diesel-fueled ‘XXX’ cruises to second No. 1 ranking
August 19, 2002
Spies and space invaders were bigger draws at theaters this weekend than surfer women. Vin Diesel’s espionage thriller “XXX” remained the No. 1 movie for a second straight weekend, taking in $23 million to push its 10-day total to $84.9 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Anti-war film creates fallout in India
August 19, 2002
An anti-war film that depicts the euphoria after India’s first successful nuclear tests and the horror of Sept. 11 has been deemed too provocative for Indian eyes.
Ostertag’s wife an athlete, too
Kansas University graduate taking part in Supreme Adventure in Utah
August 19, 2002
Nine-year-old Cody Ostertag was a little perturbed earlier this week when his mother and her teammates rappelled off the family’s house: “Mom,” he said, “I’m too young for you to die!”
CART leader halts slump
Motorola 220 marks first victory in four tries for da Matta
August 19, 2002
Victories have come in bunches for Cristiano da Matta since late last season, but Sunday’s win in the Motorola 220 was one he really needed.
Elite effort
August 19, 2002
Why hasn’t Lawrence looked into participating in the academic program that will be offered in three Kansas high schools?
Thunderstorms in forecast for area
August 19, 2002
(Updated Monday at 1:55 p.m.) If you’re planning to be out Monday afternoon or evening, you might take an umbrella along  and watch out for sudden severe weather.
Petry services
August 19, 2002
Mass of Christian Burial for Kelly Rae Petry, 31, Lawrence, will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Petry died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Ex-Lion Hooper extends streak
August 19, 2002
Calgary Cannons infielder Kevin Hooper went 1-for-5 Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 30 games, a franchise record and the longest streak in the minor leagues this season.
Briefly
August 19, 2002
District sees increase in reduced-lunch sign-up Law enforcement: County gets mixed rating for illegal underage sales Education: Lawrence schools extend contract with U.S. Bank
Briefly
August 19, 2002
New York City: Times to run notices of same-sex unions New Jersey: Two postal facilities tested for anthrax Colorado: Columbine staff has 60 percent turnover Cincinnati: Youth gangs fight at family festival
Briefly
August 19, 2002
India: Floods across Asia kill nearly 2,000 Philippines: Communists threaten to attack U.S. troops Zimbabwe: Police continue rounding up farmers Mexico: Execution-style killings may be drug-related