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KU student killed on Kansas Highway 10
August 20, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 12:09 p.m.) A Kansas University student was killed Monday night in a one-vehicle rollover accident on Kansas Highway 10 east of DeSoto.
New tech gadgets make going back to school easier
August 20, 2002
Technology is making it possible for students to tuck just about everything they need for school, except textbooks, into the side pocket of a pair of cargo pants. Here are a few of the latest gadgets that can help students work and play. Sony’s pocket-size file-storage device can plug into any Windows or Mac computer equipped with a USB port, so students can easily take their homework and notes wherever they go. The Micro Vaults come in four sizes, with memory capacities ranging from 16 megs to 128 megs ($49.99 to $149.99).
Lenexa fest offers water-related activities
August 20, 2002
Waterfest 2002 will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road, Lenexa.
Daily ticker
August 20, 2002
Feel-good summit won’t help economy
August 20, 2002
The economic summit the president had in Waco, Tex., last week was supposed to open the president’s eyes and ears to new ideas. Instead, the handpicked participants simply followed the president’s lead, acting like those funny toy monkeys that see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. The event at Baylor University met my expectations of Bush II. It was pure feel-good politics in a congressional election year when Democrats are making hay of the nation’s continuing economic woes and the Bush administration’s seeming inability to inspire confidence in the economy. With so many congressional seats at stake and Americans showing increasing concern about Bush’s laissez-faire, tax-cuts-are-the-only-answer economic strategies, the president had to do something to show he is in charge.
Kmart to cut 700 more jobs
Move should save bankrupt retailer $130 million annually
August 20, 2002
Kmart Corp. said Monday it will eliminate nearly 700 more jobs in another round of cost-cutting as the troubled retailer tries to climb its way out of bankruptcy. The cuts include 400 employees at Kmart’s Troy, Mich., headquarters and 50 jobs that provide corporate support, Kmart chairman and CEO James Adamson said. Kmart also will eliminate 100 open positions and phase out 130 contract positions, he said.
Sixth Street shopping center under way
August 20, 2002
Construction work has begun on a new $1.5 million shopping center that will add another dozen shops to the area near Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store, 4000 W. Sixth St. Developer Bob Johnson of The R.H. Johnson Co. said he expected construction on the center to be complete by December. The center is located directly east of the Hy-Vee store.
Investor optimism drives Dow close to 9,000 mark
August 20, 2002
Investors held on to their optimism Monday, sending stocks sharply higher in response to stronger retail earnings and a smaller-than-expected drop in a key economic gauge. The Dow Jones industrials surged more than 210 points to close just below 9,000. Analysts said the absence of any significant negative news, such as accounting restatements, added to the good mood on Wall Street, which has seen two straight weeks of gains among the three major indexes. Light trading also gave prices a boost.
Stock prices pull down economic index
August 20, 2002
A key gauge of U.S. economic activity fell in July, another sign of a shaky economic recovery, as stock market gyrations affected consumer and business spending.
Commissioners plan debt refinancing
Douglas County taxpayers would save money after officials take advantage of low interest rates
August 20, 2002
With interest rates sinking toward 40-year lows, Douglas County officials are going after the same sort of savings many Lawrence homeowners and other government agencies have found through debt refinancing. County Administrator Craig Weinaug said refinancing would mean saving about $500,000 for taxpayers on $15.8 million of debt Douglas County has on its jail, community health building and a handful of other projects.
U.S. suspects chemical testing in Iraq
August 20, 2002
Arab terrorists linked to al-Qaida may have tested biological weapons at a small facility in northern Iraq known to American intelligence, a U.S. official said Monday.
Computer problems slow KU enrollment
Students face lengthy wait
August 20, 2002
Faulty computers delayed enrollment Monday for hundreds of Kansas University students. Officials had the computers running again by 3:30 p.m., but by that time hundreds of students lined the halls of Strong Hall, waiting for their turn to pick classes.
Enrollment shortfall causes budget worries
Lawrence district down 182 students
August 20, 2002
Talk about first-day-of-school anxiety. After rolls were taken at Lawrence public schools Monday, officials were dismayed to discover enrollment might have dropped 182 students significantly more than their earlier break-even forecasts.
Palestinian terror leader Abu Nidal found dead
August 20, 2002
Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal died in Baghdad with multiple gunshot wounds that left unclear whether he had been killed by a rival, slain by his Iraqi patrons or had taken his own life, Palestinian officials said Monday. The schoolteacher-turned-terror- mastermind, once branded the world’s most dangerous terrorist by the U.S. State Department, struck from Paris to Pakistan for more than two decades. His ruthless campaign targeted civilians and eliminated some of the closest associates of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Nuclear waste called potential terror target
August 20, 2002
On the shore of one of the country’s most bountiful waterways, the Chesapeake Bay, two reactors have produced electricity for nearly a quarter century and accumulated 950 tons of radioactive waste. Some security experts worry that at Calvert Cliffs on the Chesapeake and other nuclear power plants, the most vulnerable terrorist target may not be the reactors but the waste they produce.
Daily eight-glass water requirement may be all wet
August 20, 2002
“Drink at least eight glasses of water a day” is an adage some obsessively follow, judging by the people sucking on water bottles at every street corner. But the need for so much water may be a myth. So says a scientist who undertook an exhaustive hunt for evidence backing all this water advice and came up mostly, well, dry. Now the group that sets the nation’s nutrition standards is studying the issue, too, to see if it’s time to declare a daily fluid level needed for good health and how much leaves you waterlogged.
$200 million tax error sends Riley County reeling
August 20, 2002
A mistake that caused the property value of a home near Kansas State University to be inflated by $200 million has baffled even state experts and left local governments scrambling to refigure their budgets. Riley County Appraiser Sam Schmidt’s staff uncovered the error last week while preparing for next year’s valuations. The staff found the valuation on a single $59,500 property east of the university inadvertently had been changed to $200,059,000.
Branson addresses traffic troubles
August 20, 2002
Popularity has a price, as officials of this music-happy town and the motorists who pack its roads each year have come to learn. As tourism has shot up, from 3.8 million visitors in 1989 to an estimated 7 million this year, Branson has experienced traffic congestion and occasional gridlock on a scale more befitting a big city than an Ozarks outpost.
Suspects charged in paintings theft
August 20, 2002
A Hays man was charged Monday in the theft of 12 paintings by local artist John Cody. A second Hays man was charged with possession of the stolen paintings. Mitchell M. Nestir, 29, is charged with theft of items worth more than $25,000, vehicle burglary and car theft. Nestir is suspected of stealing a car that had the paintings in the trunk. When the car was recovered, the paintings and other items were not inside it.
Iraq deal a ‘message’ from Russia
August 20, 2002
Russia insisted Monday that its proposed 10-year trade agreement with Iraq had been in the works for years and should not cause alarm, but a leading political analyst said the deal’s timing was designed to send a message to the United States.
House works on tax package to help offset stock market losses
August 20, 2002
Even before President Bush started talking about it, House Republicans were at work on election-year tax legislation aimed at easing the sting of stock market losses for investors and giving older people more time to build retirement assets.
Gene variation found to increase West Nile risk
August 20, 2002
Only about one in five people infected with the West Nile virus develop a severe, life-threatening illness. A study in mice suggests a gene variation may be the reason some become very sick from the mosquito-borne virus, while others recover easily.
St. Louis resident dies of virus
August 20, 2002
Lab tests indicate that a St. Louis woman died of the West Nile virus, a disease that came on suddenly and claimed her life quickly, the woman’s grandson said Monday.
Medical examiner lowers WTC death toll
August 20, 2002
The medical examiner’s office on Monday released the first comprehensive accounting of World Trade Center victims a list of 2,819 names that reduces the toll by four, the first change in the overall number in months.
Helicopter crash in Chechnya kills dozens
August 20, 2002
A Russian transport helicopter jammed with troops crashed Monday in Chechnya, and Russian news agencies said as many as 85 servicemen were killed. Russian officials said they did not know how many were killed or whether the aircraft was shot down by rebels.
6News video: Traditions night teaches freshmen what it means to be Jayhawks
August 20, 2002
The new KU students learned many traditions including Waving the Wheat and the Rock Chalk, Jayhawk chant.
On the record
August 20, 2002
Students protest drug-use penalty
Federal law prohibits giving financial aid to applicants with prior record
August 20, 2002
Members of a new group at Kansas University called KU Students for Sensible Drug Policy are working to have the federal Higher Education Act’s drug provision repealed. The Higher Education Act, passed by Congress in 1965, provides federal financial aid programs for students. The drug provision, added in 1998, denies federal aid to students who have been convicted of drug offenses involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance.
Ilo Jean Stallard
August 20, 2002
Hoof disease kills Sunday Silence
Horse won Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes in 1989
August 20, 2002
Sunday Silence was the “ugly duckling” no one seemed to want. Yet after going unsold at auction, he went on to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.
Free state high capsules
August 20, 2002
Seabury capsules
August 20, 2002
Baseball briefs
August 20, 2002
Rivera returns to DL Burnett out 2 weeks Phillies, Lieberthal agree Rangers set record with 26th pitcher
Run-of-the-mill’ labor talks resume
Players’ setting of strike date doesn’t force either side to make quick move
August 20, 2002
Baseball negotiators resumed talks Monday with the speed of a Trevor Hoffman changeup, not a Randy Johnson fastball.
Indians’ Gutierrez out with sore neck
August 20, 2002
Ricky Gutierrez’s first season with the Cleveland Indians has been a real pain literally for the second baseman.
6Sports video: High school practices begin
August 20, 2002
The summer is over for high school athletes, and most of them couldn’t be happier to be back at practice.
6News video: School enrollment in Lawrence has dropped
August 20, 2002
Fewer students means less state money for the schools.
I-70: Klem, Smith NWRS victors
August 20, 2002
Three-time Late Model champion Jeff Klem was victorious Saturday night at I-70 Speedway. Having earlier in the evening driven his Chevy Monte Carlo to a top qualifying time of 16.752, the Basehor, Kan., chauffer then led the first two laps of the 40-lap feature.
Lakeside: SCRA Jerry Weld Classic thrills
August 20, 2002
Running a special Thursday night program, Lakeside Speedway provided something unheard of, thanks to Mr. Goodcents and Coke Cola: a FREE night of racing featuring West coast SCRA Sprints with a supporting class of NASCAR Factory Stocks.
Lakeside Speedway results, August 15
August 20, 2002
Lakeside Speedway results, August 15.
Lakeside: GOTRA turns back the clock
August 20, 2002
Lakeside Speedway paid homage to the men and women who have made motor sports in the Kansas City area what it is today by running the Good Ol’ Time Racing Association in conjunction with “old-timers night Friday, August 16.
Area briefs
August 20, 2002
Jayhawk Boulevard to close for event Information fair planned for graduate students County resident reports $8,000 of missing jewelry Highway patrol reports fatality on K-10
Bernard D. Walden
August 20, 2002
E. Maxine Reed
August 20, 2002
Graveside services for E. Maxine Reed, 86, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mrs. Reed died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at Village Manor Nursing home, Ottawa.
Ilo Jean Stallard
August 20, 2002
Services for Ilo Jean Stallard, 74, Topeka, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of Topeka. A private graveside service will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Stallard died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.
Norma L. Marshall
August 20, 2002
Thunderhill Speedway results, Saturday, August 17.
August 20, 2002
Thunderhill Speedway results, Saturday, August 17.
Traditions Night stirs spirit for new Jayhawk students
August 20, 2002
The fall semester at Kansas University doesn’t officially begin until Thursday, but class was in session Monday night at Memorial Stadium. The subject matter included Jayhawks, Rock Chalk chants, fight songs and ceremonial treks down Campanile hill.
Money the root of U.N. summit angst
August 20, 2002
When world leaders gather at the 10-year follow-up to the Earth Summit next week, Pascal van den Noort wants them to think about bicycles.
Something to Crow about
Singer talks about relationships, new album
August 20, 2002
Sheryl Crow thought that by the time she reached 40 she’d be married and have children. She isn’t and she doesn’t.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
August 20, 2002
Students pick up tickets for KU football, basketball Petition launched to elect Knight this fall Health department sees no West Nile panic Thousands sign up for no-call list Pump Patrol seeks deals
Briefcase
August 20, 2002
France reports tourism still lagging post-Sept. 11 Aquila sells pipelines State report shows rain only slight help to crops Music industry sues Sprint, other companies
Police address patrol car hazards
Enforcement agencies get safety modifications on Ford Crown Victorias
August 20, 2002
Police officers expect their jobs to be dangerous. They don’t expect that danger to come from their patrol cars. But a nationwide series of fiery collisions involving Ford Crown Victoria patrol cars has Kansas and local law enforcement agencies taking a closer look at what they drive and how to make it safer.
Lima continues late surge
Detroit pitcher improves to 3-1 since return to rotation
August 20, 2002
Jose Lima knows that his midseason return to the Detroit Tigers rotation might be his last chance to save his major league career.
Former Dodger Roseboro dies
Catcher best remembered as player Marichal clubbed over the head with bat in 1965
August 20, 2002
Former Los Angeles Dodgers catcher John Roseboro, forever remembered as the player Juan Marichal clubbed over the head with a bat during a game in 1965, died at 69.
Massive press books defy logic, budget cuts
August 20, 2002
August must be the second cruelest month at post offices in cities with major universities December is surely the worst month with countless Christmas cards and packages streaming in and out of postal facilities, but August is brutal, too, with universities mailing their football media guides.
s classics get new treatment on DVD
August 20, 2002
It’s hard to dispute that Quentin Tarantino was the most influential filmmaker of the 1990s. The former video clerk-turned-indie director not only reinvented the syntax of modern cinema but he also did so in a way that was immensely successful at the box office.
Public offers opinions to assist area transportation planning
August 20, 2002
More emphasis needs to be placed on improving pedestrian walkways and public transit in Lawrence, city officials were told during a public meeting Monday night. “I didn’t hear anybody there speaking up for more and wider roads,” said Bea Dewing, one of about 20 people who attended the meeting at East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.
Expand no-call
August 20, 2002
To the editor: I disagree with your conclusion on the no-call list. I think it was poorly written, only to the extent there were too many exemptions. Why should any Realtor, political party or charity have the right to disturb me on my phone that I pay for? Furthermore, simply because I called once to ask a question, why is that considered a business relationship? I have one way that I deal with all phone calls: If out-of-area, private or unavailable shows on caller ID, I do not answer. I never buy anything from anyone who calls me first. I hang up on any cold callers, etc.
Israeli troops cede control in Bethlehem
August 20, 2002
Israel withdrew its soldiers from Bethlehem early today, part of the first Israeli-Palestinian security agreement in a year that tests the waters for more handovers.
GOP, allies lining up against Bush
August 20, 2002
President Bush’s case for ousting Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is turning into a tough sell, drawing opposition from allies at home and abroad.
People
August 20, 2002
Taste of things to come Fame and misfortune Big names for billboard benefit Venice film jury finalized
New York still struggling to rebound
August 20, 2002
Brian Palmer knew opening a restaurant was not for the faint of heart, and the risks became even more formidable when terrorists struck the World Trade Center just before his Harlem bistro was scheduled to open.
Leaving Poland, pope prays for strength to continue mission
August 20, 2002
Wiping away a tear as he ended an emotional visit to his native Poland, a frail Pope John Paul II asked his countrymen Monday for their prayers so that he could return again before he dies.
Guides not just for media
Massive press books defy logic, budget cuts
August 20, 2002
August must be the second cruelest month at post offices in cities with major universities December is surely the worst month with countless Christmas cards and packages streaming in and out of postal facilities, but August is brutal, too, with universities mailing their football media guides.
Blue Jays shut down Royals, 2-0
Kansas City gives Byrd little support in complete-game loss
August 20, 2002
A well-rested Pete Walker gave the Toronto Blue Jays just what they needed. Walker pitched two-hit ball for seven innings and Toronto stopped a five-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory against the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
Ex-Lion Hooper extends streak
August 20, 2002
Calgary Cannons infielder Kevin Hooper had a hit Monday to extend his hitting streak to 31 games, the longest hitting streak in franchise history and longest in the minor leagues this season.
Thunderhill Speedway results, August 3.
August 20, 2002
Thunderhill Speedway results, August 3.
Back to basics?
August 20, 2002
English classes certainly wouldn’t be considered an educational “frill,” but the Lawrence school district is right to look at ways to focus its efforts. A review of course offerings at Lawrence high schools is sure to spur a “back-to-basics” debate among many local residents.
Lawrence high capsules
August 20, 2002
Briefly
August 20, 2002
Bear kills 5-month-old Murder, kidnap case yields few clues Construction fire causes millions in damage Assailant captured in attack on girl
Lenexa fest offers water-related activities
August 20, 2002
Waterfest 2002 will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road, Lenexa.
Town became ‘war zone’ as five police officers shot
August 20, 2002
Some 100 law enforcement officers turned this sleepy Mississippi Delta town into a virtual combat zone after a shooting suspect evaded capture, held one officer hostage and wounded five others during a bloody 36-hour saga.
Web site to create 9-11 archive
August 20, 2002
After a long walk uptown to escape the unfolding disaster Sept. 11 at the World Trade Center, Lisa Beaty made her way to a Manhattan office, sat down in front of a computer and e-mailed two words that friends and relatives were anxious to see: “I’m OK.”
Independence Day holds new meaning for Afghans
August 20, 2002
Uniformed girls marched alongside male classmates as hundreds of spectators turbaned men and women with their burqas thrown back cheered them on Monday in a new mood of liberation marking this former Taliban stronghold’s first Independence Day celebration in more than two decades.
Mangino impressed with freshman backs
Rookies Cornish, Kemp could be saddled with red-shirt tag because of Jayhawks’ depth in backfield
August 20, 2002
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino hasn’t announced which freshmen he will red-shirt this season. He might have given an idea which way he was leaning with his freshmen running backs, however, during Monday’s Big 12 teleconference. “We have a couple pretty good red-shirt guys excuse me, not red-shirt guys because we haven’t decided that yet, but true freshmen in Jerome Kemp and Jon Cornish. Jerome and Jon have looked really good. They’re talented, young guys. We think our running back situation could be solid for a while.”
Davis salutes fans before departing Mile High
August 20, 2002
Terrell Owens had seven catches for 123 yards as San Francisco beat the Broncos, 12-7, Monday on the night Denver’s fans said goodbye to Terrell Davis.
Montreal’s swan song?
Expos coast to 4-0 win in possible home finale
August 20, 2002
Bartolo Colon and the Montreal Expos played like they were in a hurry to get out of town maybe for good.
Federal law prohibits giving financial aid to applicants with prior record
August 20, 2002
Members of a new group at Kansas University called KU Students for Sensible Drug Policy are working to have the federal Higher Education Act’s drug provision repealed. The Higher Education Act, passed by Congress in 1965, provides federal financial aid programs for students. The drug provision, added in 1998, denies federal aid to students who have been convicted of drug offenses involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance.
Paradise lost?
August 20, 2002
To the editor: Is there a connection between the plans to build a Wal-Mart next to Free State High School (Saturday, J-W) and the proposal to cut certain upper level high school English courses (Sunday, J-W)? Perhaps the bean counters figured what’s the point of reading about Dante’s nine circles of hell when you can wander up and down the brightly lit aisles of America’s favorite store.
Bernard D. Walden
August 20, 2002
Services for Bernard D. Walden, 93, Osage City, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Haddam Cemetery, Haddam. Mr. Walden died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at Peterson Nursing Home, Osage City.
Photography students document day-to-day life in Japan
August 20, 2002
When Free State High School students Tara Sloan and Jackson Morley traveled to Hiratsuka, Japan, with the Sister Cities Exchange Program, their cameras almost never got a break. The students’ photographs of Japan are being displayed throughout August at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Horoscopes
August 20, 2002
NBC hires child psychiatrist to advise on Sept. 11 coverage
August 20, 2002
Most children 4 and under don’t realize that it’s a taped replay from Sept. 11 when television screens show the World Trade Center collapsing in a cloud of dust. They think it’s happening all over again.
Expand no-call
August 20, 2002
U.S. must stop Saddam
August 20, 2002
One of the criticisms about the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on America was that we should have seen it coming. Some sort of pre-emptive action might have stopped the terrorists from hijacking our planes and killing our people, some said. We now have another opportunity to forestall perhaps even worse assaults on our people and freedoms by removing Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein from power before he can unleash weapons of mass destruction on Israel and, perhaps, the United States.
Fathers live out fantasy on TV
August 20, 2002
There are three things most fathers want to be in life.
Global views
Photography students document day-to-day life in Japan
August 20, 2002
When Free State High School students Tara Sloan and Jackson Morley traveled to Hiratsuka, Japan, with the Sister Cities Exchange Program, their cameras almost never got a break. The students’ photographs of Japan are being displayed throughout August at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Sound bites
August 20, 2002
Tarantino’s classics get new treatment on DVD
August 20, 2002
It’s hard to dispute that Quentin Tarantino was the most influential filmmaker of the 1990s. The former video clerk-turned-indie director not only reinvented the syntax of modern cinema but he also did so in a way that was immensely successful at the box office.
N.Y.’s Charlie Parker Jazz Festival struggles to stay afloat
August 20, 2002
For the last decade, Charlie Parker’s birthday has been acknowledged in New York City by a weekend jazz festival during which some of the finest jazz musicians have performed outdoors for free.
Authorities analyzing al-Qaida terror tapes
August 20, 2002
Videotapes that appear to show al-Qaida gassing dogs and practicing kidnappings made for grisly viewing on CNN, but U.S. officials said Monday the images so far haven’t revealed the organization has any unexpected capabilities.
Justices may take shot at speech ‘restriction’
August 20, 2002
The Supreme Court is being asked to consider whether shooting at pictures of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden is an expression of free speech or a dangerous drill that could lead to the killing of real people.
Public offers opinions to assist area transportation planning
August 20, 2002
More emphasis needs to be placed on improving pedestrian walkways and public transit in Lawrence, city officials were told during a public meeting Monday night. “I didn’t hear anybody there speaking up for more and wider roads,” said Bea Dewing, one of about 20 people who attended the meeting at East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.
E. Maxine Reed
August 20, 2002
Grants will be given to reduce child abuse
August 20, 2002
The Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund will award six one-time grants to community-based programs for activities that focus on prevention or alleviation of child abuse and neglect.
Prep practices begin
State rule leads to unusually late start of preseason workouts
August 20, 2002
Lawrence High’s two-a-day football practices just became two-a-night practices. Or, in the case of the Free State High, one big, long practice. Thanks to an odd Kansas State High School Activities Assn. rule, which states that the first week of practices for all teams shall begin 14 weeks before Thanksgiving, high school teams began practice Monday, three days after school started.
Thunderhill: first annual Oren Covert Memorial
August 20, 2002
It took at lot of extra work, but track officials were determined not to let rain stop the first ever Oren Covert Memorial at Thunderhill Speedway. Nearly all of the 120 cars checked into the pit area took to the track to salute the Topeka Racing Legend with a four-wide parade lap.
Sound off
August 20, 2002
When does the Lawrence Civic Choir begin rehearsals this fall? The choir will begin rehearsals Monday at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. Rehearsals typically run from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, but registration before the first rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. The cost to participate is $25 per semester.
Births
August 20, 2002
Mark and Shannon McCormick, Olathe, a girl, Sunday.
Douglas County taxpayers would save money after officials take advantage of low interest rates
August 20, 2002
With interest rates sinking toward 40-year lows, Douglas County officials are going after the same sort of savings many Lawrence homeowners and other government agencies have found through debt refinancing. County Administrator Craig Weinaug said refinancing would mean saving about $500,000 for taxpayers on $15.8 million of debt Douglas County has on its jail, community health building and a handful of other projects.
Norma L. Marshall
August 20, 2002
No public services are planned for Norma L. Marshall, 69, Lawrence. Mrs. Marshall died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Lawrence district down 182 students
August 20, 2002
Talk about first-day-of-school anxiety. After rolls were taken at Lawrence public schools Monday, officials were dismayed to discover enrollment might have dropped 182 students  significantly more than their earlier break-even forecasts.
Enforcement agencies get safety modifications on Ford Crown Victorias
August 20, 2002
Police officers expect their jobs to be dangerous. They don’t expect that danger to come from their patrol cars. But a nationwide series of fiery collisions involving Ford Crown Victoria patrol cars has Kansas and local law enforcement agencies taking a closer look at what they drive and how to make it safer.
Back to basics?
August 20, 2002
English classes certainly wouldn’t be considered an educational “frill,” but the Lawrence school district is right to look at ways to focus its efforts. A review of course offerings at Lawrence high schools is sure to spur a “back-to-basics” debate among many local residents.
Sixth Street shopping center under way
August 20, 2002
Construction work has begun on a new $1.5 million shopping center that will add another dozen shops to the area near Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store, 4000 W. Sixth St. Developer Bob Johnson of The R.H. Johnson Co. said he expected construction on the center to be complete by December. The center is located directly east of the Hy-Vee store.
depth in backfield
August 20, 2002
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino hasn’t announced which freshmen he will red-shirt this season. He might have given an idea which way he was leaning with his freshmen running backs, however, during Monday’s Big 12 teleconference. “We have a couple pretty good red-shirt guys  excuse me, not red-shirt guys because we haven’t decided that yet, but true freshmen  in Jerome Kemp and Jon Cornish. Jerome and Jon have looked really good. They’re talented, young guys. We think our running back situation could be solid for a while.”
Horrible idea
August 20, 2002
Area briefs
August 20, 2002
 Jayhawk Boulevard to close for event  Information fair planned for graduate students  County resident reports $8,000 of missing jewelry  Highway patrol reports fatality on K-10
Briefly
August 20, 2002
Flood’s toll on lives, damage still rising Shipment of food from U.S. arrives Death-by-stoning sentence upheld Fire burns national park
Briefly
August 20, 2002
Airports seek screening delay Cause of missing girls’ deaths remain mystery Judge denies election request to replace legislator
Paradise lost?
August 20, 2002
In the halls
August 20, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center If you could visit any country in the world, which one would it be?
In the halls
August 20, 2002
KU student killed on Kansas Highway 10
August 20, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 12:09 p.m.) A Kansas University student was killed Monday night in a one-vehicle rollover accident on Kansas Highway 10 east of DeSoto.
On the street
August 20, 2002
Asked at McCollum Residence Hall How did move-in day go for you?
Students face lengthy wait
August 20, 2002
Faulty computers delayed enrollment Monday for hundreds of Kansas University students. Officials had the computers running again by 3:30 p.m., but by that time hundreds of students lined the halls of Strong Hall, waiting for their turn to pick classes.
Horrible idea
August 20, 2002
To the editor: I am spending my Saturday morning writing letters to protest the horrible idea of letting Wal-Mart build at the Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive location. Free State High School and the surrounding sports and recreation facilities are really something to be proud of I cannot image spoiling the area with a big, ugly discount store. Lawrence already has two good shopping districts. The Lawrence Wal-Mart probably takes in more money than any other retailer in town.
Traditions Night stirs spirit for new Jayhawk students
August 20, 2002
The fall semester at Kansas University doesn’t officially begin until Thursday, but class was in session Monday night at Memorial Stadium. The subject matter included Jayhawks, Rock Chalk chants, fight songs and ceremonial treks down Campanile hill.
Helping ‘angels’
August 20, 2002
August 20, 2002
To the editor: This is in response to the article that appeared in the Journal World, July 29, titled “Labor of Love Â.”