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Shop owner expects high local demand for Playboy issue
August 22, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 4:31 p.m.) Want to take an early peek at Playboy’s “Girls of the Big 12,” featuring three Kansas University students? Richard Osburn is there for you.
Storms, heat and humidity hammer Lawrence area
August 22, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 4:44 p.m.) Thursday has been a day of sudden storms and lightning but that’s not all. “It’s hot out there and pretty humid,” said Ross Janssen, 6News meteorologist.
KU student struck by lightning
August 22, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 3:46 p.m.) A Kansas University student was injured in a lightning strike shortly after noon on campus.
KU profs surprised with $5,000 awards
August 22, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 11:30 a.m.) Three Kansas University faculty members had their first-day classes interrupted Thursday morning to receive Kemper Awards for teaching excellence.
County OKs $44 million budget
Property tax rate will decrease as commissioners dip into reserve funds
August 22, 2002
Douglas County commissioners signed off Wednesday on a $44 million budget for next year, already with an eye toward 2004. And they don’t like what they see.
LMH endorses radiation treatment center
August 22, 2002
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital board of trustees endorsed a plan Wednesday that would provide high-quality radiation therapy for cancer patients of Lawrence and Douglas County, who’ve long had to go to Topeka or the Kansas City area to receive that treatment.
Local briefs
August 22, 2002
Events commemorate anniversary of raid NAACP rally to counter ‘White Unity’ event Sister flags down trucker after wreck on U.S. 40 Pump Patrol seeks deals
6News video: KU’s convocation starts the year
August 22, 2002
The 137th KU Convocation starts new students off on their college careers.
Complaint against Tiahrt dismissed
August 22, 2002
A U.S. House commission threw out Wednesday a complaint against Republican Rep. Todd Tiahrt lodged by his re-election challenger, Democrat Carlos Nolla.
Latest CNN tape shows al-Qaida combat training
August 22, 2002
Al-Qaida recruits blew up mock buildings and bridges and practiced taking hostages at gunpoint in a training film videotaped by Osama bin Laden’s forces and aired Wednesday by CNN.
China declares flood emergency at lake
August 22, 2002
Officials were given emergency powers Wednesday to combat floodwaters in central China’s Hunan province, where tens of thousands of workers were trying to hold back the rising waters of a lake.
Text of Chancellor Hemenway’s speech
August 22, 2002
The following is the text from Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s convocation address for the 2002-2003 academic year.
Investigation opens into WTC collapse
August 22, 2002
Mangled steel beams that once formed the skeleton of the World Trade Center will undergo rigorous fire and impact tests as the government develops ways to make skyscrapers stronger in the aftermath of Sept. 11.
Survey: More Americans are unhappy at work
August 22, 2002
A national survey has found that workers in many parts of the country are growing more unhappy with their jobs and nowhere more so than New England.
T. rex heads for Washington
August 22, 2002
A partial Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in the badlands of Montana will be airlifted out of the backcountry this weekend on the first leg of a journey to the Natural History Museum on the Mall, Smithsonian scientists have announced.
Pakistani president flexes muscle, extends his term
August 22, 2002
Despite widespread criticism, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf unilaterally amended the Pakistani constitution Wednesday, granting himself sweeping powers including the right to dissolve parliament and extending his term in office.
Experimental AIDS drug met with high hopes, cost expectations
August 22, 2002
A new, experimental drug is raising hopes for AIDS sufferers with strains of the virus that are resistant to existing treatments, but the manufacturing process is expected to mean high prices and limited quantities.
FDA approves trial of drug for West Nile virus
August 22, 2002
The government has approved the first national trial of a drug to treat the West Nile virus, which has killed at least 31 people since it was first detected in the United States three years ago.
Scrabble contenders wonder: How many points in ‘cutthroat’?
August 22, 2002
Nigel Richards used obscure words such as genros, awee, and butut to beat his opponent in a tense game of Scrabble. Just don’t ask him for the definitions.
Canadian leader to step down
Jean Chretien has held office since 1993
August 22, 2002
Prime Minister Jean Chretien, the longest-serving leader of a Western democracy, announced Wednesday amid an internal party challenge that he will leave office in 2004 instead of seeking a fourth consecutive term. A gruff politician known for his legislative savvy, Chretien took office in 1993 and oversaw Canada’s economic recovery while barely fending off a sovereignty referendum by Quebec.
After 10 days, jury reaches verdict in girl’s murder: guilty
August 22, 2002
A neighbor was convicted Wednesday of kidnapping 7-year-old Danielle van Dam from her home and killing her in the first of a string of brazen child abductions that have drawn national attention this year.
Handyman arrested in Hebrew University bomb blast
August 22, 2002
Israeli security forces have arrested a Palestinian who worked at Hebrew University, accusing him of planting a bomb that killed nine people in the university cafeteria including five Americans and belonging to a Hamas cell involved in suicide bombings, officials said Wednesday.
Fire at business investigated
Official calls blaze at James Gang Automotive an act of arson
August 22, 2002
Lawrence Police and fire investigators Wednesday were trying to determine who set fire to James Gang Automotive, 304 Locust St., and took two cars from its lot. The fire, confined to the inside office area of the building, caused an estimated $1,000 damage, said Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Chief Jim McSwain. He called the fire an arson.
On the record
August 22, 2002
Mary Ruth Ewing
August 22, 2002
Neil Lynn Hackerott
August 22, 2002
Helen M. Coffey
August 22, 2002
Galaxy upend Wizards, 2-1
August 22, 2002
Alexi Lalas headed in Simon Elliott’s corner kick in the 82nd minute to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Wizards on Wednesday night.
Big 12 expansion likely
August 22, 2002
Bigger is always better in college athletics, particularly if bigger means making more money. By merging the Big Eight Conference with four teams from the old Southwest Conference, the Big 12 Conference was born in 1997, and the amalgamated dozen have been smiling all the way to the bank ever since.
Superintendent resigns after plagiarism fiasco
August 22, 2002
Nearly seven months after a plagiarism controversy placed the Piper school district under a glaring national light, Supt. Michael Rooney has resigned, district officials said Wednesday.
Clothing space auctioned
August 22, 2002
Pro bowler Kim Adler is taking a new spin on advertising.
FHSU players sickened
August 22, 2002
An unidentified illness has sent three Fort Hays State football players to the hospital and sickened 19 of their teammates and two coaches.
Big 12 adds 8th bowl
August 22, 2002
The Big 12 has landed an eighth bowl spot this season, adding the Humanitarian Bowl on the blue turf at Boise State University.
Prep Padgett narrows list
August 22, 2002
David Padgett, a 6-foot-11 high school senior center from Reno High, officially has narrowed his college choices to four Kansas, Arizona, Stanford and North Carolina.
Game plan under way for selling football tickets
Marketing staff pushes tickets at scrimmage
August 22, 2002
Coach Mark Mangino, his staff and players aren’t the only ones working hard on Kansas football this preseason. KU’s marketing staff was on hand Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium for the Jayhawks’ first Fan Appreciation Night, handing out some of the 15,000 posters and 110,000 schedule cards that were printed to promote season-ticket sales.
Our town sports
August 22, 2002
Spray, Mefford Champs: Lawrence’s Chris Mefford and Larry Spray earned age-group championships in last Sunday’s Midwest Fat Tire bicycle series in Blue Springs, Mo. Mefford won the sports ages 20-29 and Spray captured the sport ages 50-plus division.
Schools vie to play host to camp
August 22, 2002
A brand new competition has erupted among Southwest Missouri State, Missouri Western and Central Missouri State universities. All three are vying to host the Kansas City Chiefs’ training camp.
KC downs Toronto, claims first winning trip of season - Royals 7, Blue Jays 4
August 22, 2002
Carlos Beltran savored a rare road win. “It’s been a long and tough season on the road. Every time we go on the road we almost never win,” he said after his three-run homer helped the Royals beat Toronto, 7-4, Wednesday.
Sampras faces tough task
Four-time Open champ has rough draw; Serena’s easier than sister
August 22, 2002
Four-time U.S. Open champion Pete Sampras won’t have an easy run to the tournament finals this year.
Surprising Starzz meet defending champ Sparks
August 22, 2002
Few people expected the Utah Starzz to reach the WNBA’s Western Conference finals. And that’s exactly what coach Candi Harvey plans to keep reminding them.
NFL briefs
August 22, 2002
Ex-KC coach Stram Hall of Fame finalist Ismail undergoes surgery in Dallas Broncos’ Brockermeyer finally dons pads
Paxil known to cause side effects
August 22, 2002
Q: No one warned me that Paxil might affect my sexual ability. I suffered impotence for several years until I stopped taking Paxil. Then the problem went away. Stopping Paxil turned into a nightmare. It took weeks of gradually decreasing dosages to get off the drug, and even then I had withdrawal problems. Fortunately, sexual inability was not one of them.
Well being
August 22, 2002
Do you have room for a home gym? Be aware of allergies
Happy’ humor, hold the cruelty
August 22, 2002
Fans of whimsical hidden-camera comedy might enjoy “Trigger Happy TV” (9:30 p.m., Comedy Central), a new import from the United Kingdom. While its humor is irreverent and occasionally scatological, “Trigger” never descends to the cruelty and crudity of “The Tom Green Show.” In one segment, shocked pedestrians watch as a “baby” is lifted out of her carriage by a bunch of Happy Birthday balloons. In another sketch, a sneaky snowman (actually a comic in a costume) beans unsuspecting passersby with snowballs. My favorite bits involve a rude man in a crowded restaurant screaming into a fake over-sized cell phone, oblivious to the fact that he is disturbing everyone within earshot. The best thing about these sketches are their extreme brevity. Think of “Trigger” as “Monty Python” for viewers with very short attention spans.
The Vines creeping toward stardom
August 22, 2002
The Vines are into only the second month of the release of their first album, “Highly Evolved,” and already the widely heralded Australian band is ready to implode.
AOL to buy out AT&T’s stake
Media giant to end partnership with $8.5 billion deal
August 22, 2002
AOL Time Warner Inc. is buying out AT&T Corp.’s stake in their cable television, moviemaking and programming partnership for an estimated $8.5 billion to $9 billion. It said it may sell a stake in its cable TV operations in an initial public offering as early as next year. The deal announced Wednesday involves the decade-old Time Warner Entertainment partnership, which includes most of AOL Time Warner’s cable TV systems and its Warner Bros. film studio, its Home Box Office pay-TV service and other programming businesses.
6News video: Quantrill’s raid remembered
August 22, 2002
Walking tours and candlelight vigils help residents recall the tragedy of Quantrill’s raid.
6News video: Lightning strikes KU student
August 22, 2002
Paramedics attend to Traci Pillard, near the sycamore tree that was hit with the bolt that injured her.
Helen M. Coffey
August 22, 2002
Services for Helen M. Coffey, 95, Ulysses, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Ulysses. Burial will follow at Ulysses Cemetery. Mrs. Coffey died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at Western Prairie Care Home, Ulysses.
Hidden artifacts?
August 22, 2002
To the editor: I visited Lawrence last weekend to attend the activities commemorating Quantrill’s raid of Aug. 21, 1863. Terrible as that incident was, I was surprised to see it is considered more significant than the even more barbaric incidents of Lawrence’s Territorial days as headquarters of the pre-war free-state movement.
KU intramurals displaced
August 22, 2002
The games are still on, but there will be a change of venue.
Mary Ruth Ewing
August 22, 2002
Graveside services for Mary Ruth Ewing, 86, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Ewing died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at her home after a long illness.
Neil Lynn Hackerott
August 22, 2002
Graveside services for Neil Lynn Hackerott, 62, Gardner, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hackerott died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at Olathe Medical Center.
Paulette Defilippo
August 22, 2002
No services are planned for Paulette Defilippo, 54, Lawrence. She was cremated. Ms. Defilippo died of cancer Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at her home.
Linebackers eager to lead
August 22, 2002
You can’t really call them chameleons. After all, Kansas University’s top three returning linebackers this fall are all 6-foot or taller and each weighs 215 pounds or more.
KU intramurals displaced
August 22, 2002
The games are still on, but there will be a change of venue.
Agriculture agent expects crop yields to be well below average
August 22, 2002
Douglas County farmers began harvesting their corn crops this week, and area agriculture experts said farmers should expect a well-below-average harvest. Area grain elevator operators said a handful of farmers have begun harvesting their corn crops. They said a majority of farmers would begin within the next two weeks, once the crop’s moisture content begins to drop.
Baldwin shooter gets prison time
August 22, 2002
Saying he was sorry Wednesday about shooting his neighbor’s boyfriend during a dispute last year in Baldwin didn’t do Stephen Meeker much good. Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy sentenced Meeker, 34, to serve about six years in prison for convictions stemming from the shooting, during which two other people were either shot at or threatened.
Horoscopes
August 22, 2002
Huskers, ‘Noles ready to roll
Traditional powers eager to redeem last season’s woes
August 22, 2002
Florida State and Nebraska begin the season in the uncomfortable position of defending their reputations instead of a championship.
Midwest Express to add flights from KCI
August 22, 2002
Midwest Express is adding service to three more cities from Kansas City International Airport.
James Norris Holland
August 22, 2002
Services for James Norris Holland, 63, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Mr. Holland died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Mom, Dad, guess what?’
August 22, 2002
Last night, Carey Oroke finally broke the news to her parents. She’s one of three Kansas University students in Playboy magazine’s 10-page “Girls of the Big 12” pictorial.
Briefcase
August 22, 2002
Tech stocks get boost Music industry drops lawsuit over Web site German firms object to SEC requirements US Airways to cut flights
On the street
August 22, 2002
Asked at Free State Brewery What do you think of plans to clone an extinct mammoth for a wildlife park in Siberia?
Consultant says city should create infrastructure where it wants developers to go
August 22, 2002
The horse should go before the cart. The city should build its infrastructure where it wants development to happen instead of letting developers decide where the city should provide new services, a consultant told government officials Wednesday.
Convocation opens KU year
Hemenway reminds new students of their role
August 22, 2002
Innocence is the dominating spirit on Mount Oread this week, Chancellor Robert Hemenway told Kansas University students at convocation Wednesday night. Not only has a new freshman class KU’s 137th arrived on the hill with big hopes and dreams, they have yet to realize some of the more unpleasant aspects to college life.
Seabury tickled with new practice sites
August 22, 2002
They’ll move again next year when the new school is complete, but for now, Seabury Academy’s fall sports teams are elated to be in new practice surroundings. The Seahawk volleyball team occupies half of the East Lawrence Community Center, while the cross country team runs on trails and roads on Haskell’s campus.
Area briefs
August 22, 2002
 Dedication to honor female Habitat volunteers  County foundation offers fund-raising incentive  Driver runs over fire hydrant  Investigators blame fire on leaky oil tank
People
August 22, 2002
Lauper’s show goes on India to get first glimpse of Elton Taco Bell’s instant millionaire Clinton in talk show talks
Area briefs
August 22, 2002
Dedication to honor female Habitat volunteers County foundation offers fund-raising incentive Driver runs over fire hydrant Investigators blame fire on leaky oil tank
Sound off
August 22, 2002
Is it not illegal in Lawrence for people to pick up trash left on curbs? Under Section 9-409 of the city code, it is unlawful for any person to remove the contents of any refuse container, or to remove any material placed for recycling, unless the person removing the material is authorized by the city to collect and dispose of refuse or to operate a recycling service.
Host family erects memorial to slain KU student
August 22, 2002
Kansas University student Shannon Martin called O’dette and Marciel Porras her Costa Rica “mama” and “papa.” “She loved them dearly,” said Jeanette Stauffer, mother of Martin, who was stabbed to death May 13, 2001, during a research trip to Golfito, Costa Rica. She was staying with the Porrases, who had been her host family during a KU Study Abroad program the previous spring.
Ex-Enron executive to surrender $12 million
Kopper pleads guilty to money laundering
August 22, 2002
A former top executive in Enron Corp.’s finance division pleaded guilty Wednesday to money laundering and wire fraud, becoming the first to be convicted in the aftermath of the former energy behemoth’s implosion last year. Michael Kopper, 37, was managing director of Enron Global Finance under former chief financial officer Andrew Fastow. He quit the company months before its collapse to run one of several partnerships created by Fastow that have been blamed for the company’s failure.
Bush vows no attacks before consulting U.S. allies
War with Iraq is not imminent, defense secretary tells reporters
August 22, 2002
President Bush, confronting skittish allies overseas and naysayers at home, asserted Wednesday that ousting Iraq’s Saddam Hussein “is in the interests of the world” but indicated the United States is in no hurry. “I’m a patient man,” Bush told reporters on his Texas ranch.
9-11 memoir rolls into bookstores
Widow’s book sheds more light on last moments of Flight 93
August 22, 2002
The last moments aboard Flight 93 were a blur of action and counteraction, according to a passenger’s widow: Hijackers tried to cut off oxygen inside the plane while passengers and crew armed with pots of boiling water and a food cart tried to overpower them.
Fireworks ban may be hard to enforce
City, county officials discuss practicality of possible prohibition
August 22, 2002
When cherry bombs are outlawed, only outlaws will have cherry bombs. That’s the crux of the argument against a fireworks ban in Lawrence: Some people will shoot off fireworks regardless of the rules, opponents say, meaning a ban will punish only law-abiding citizens who now use fireworks safely and responsibly.
Paulette Defilippo
August 22, 2002
James Norris Holland
August 22, 2002
Ming to receive rude welcome
United States aims to ‘beat up’ 7-foot-5 Chinese sensation during exhibition game tonight
August 22, 2002
When the U.S. national team plays China in an exhibition game tonight, Yao Ming will get a rude welcome to the United States courtesy of the NBA’s leading rebounder.
Angels remain in first
Anaheim tops Yanks, matches last year’s win total
August 22, 2002
The Anaheim Angels aren’t letting a possible work stoppage spoil baseball’s best division race.
Leaky roof can’t slow Phillies
Abreu’s homer sparks Philadelphia’s 13-3 victory over Milwaukee
August 22, 2002
Once again, Milwaukee Brewers fans sat inside and got all wet.
Veterans’ affairs
Challenges from youngsters force changes among old guard
August 22, 2002
Has Winston Cup racing suddenly gone old school again?
Roller shoes provide built-in pleasure
August 22, 2002
Kids and adults alike may have an answer to their transportation woes. Roller shoes, a new preteen trend in footwear, let you walk around normally one moment and skate at high speed the next. While on the outside they appear to be everyday shoes, there are built-in roller skates underneath.
City, county officials discuss practicality of possible prohibition
August 22, 2002
When cherry bombs are outlawed, only outlaws will have cherry bombs. That’s the crux of the argument against a fireworks ban in Lawrence: Some people will shoot off fireworks regardless of the rules, opponents say, meaning a ban will punish only law-abiding citizens who now use fireworks safely and responsibly.
Host family erects memorial to slain KU student
August 22, 2002
Kansas University student Shannon Martin called O’dette and Marciel Porras her Costa Rica “mama” and “papa.” “She loved them dearly,” said Jeanette Stauffer, mother of Martin, who was stabbed to death May 13, 2001, during a research trip to Golfito, Costa Rica. She was staying with the Porrases, who had been her host family during a KU Study Abroad program the previous spring.
Property tax rate will decrease as commissioners dip into reserve funds
August 22, 2002
Douglas County commissioners signed off Wednesday on a $44 million budget for next year, already with an eye toward 2004. And they don’t like what they see.
Official calls blaze at James Gang Automotive an act of arson
August 22, 2002
Lawrence Police and fire investigators Wednesday were trying to determine who set fire to James Gang Automotive, 304 Locust St., and took two cars from its lot. The fire, confined to the inside office area of the building, caused an estimated $1,000 damage, said Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Chief Jim McSwain. He called the fire an arson.
Hemenway reminds new students of their role
August 22, 2002
Innocence is the dominating spirit on Mount Oread this week, Chancellor Robert Hemenway told Kansas University students at convocation Wednesday night. Not only has a new freshman class  KU’s 137th  arrived on the hill with big hopes and dreams, they have yet to realize some of the more unpleasant aspects to college life.
Breaking the fee barrier
August 22, 2002
A local effort to make sure every Lawrence student can pay the fees to participate in school activities deserves the community’s support. A story in Wednesday’s Journal-World about a junior high student with a prosthetic leg is an example of the special challenges some families are facing because of cost-cutting measures instituted by the Lawrence school district.
August 22, 2002
Last night, Carey Oroke finally broke the news to her parents. She’s one of three Kansas University students in Playboy magazine’s 10-page “Girls of the Big 12” pictorial.
World Online Arts and Entertainment Calendar
August 22, 2002
Breaking the fee barrier
August 22, 2002
A local effort to make sure every Lawrence student can pay the fees to participate in school activities deserves the community’s support. A story in Wednesday’s Journal-World about a junior high student with a prosthetic leg is an example of the special challenges some families are facing because of cost-cutting measures instituted by the Lawrence school district.
Debate on Iraq invasion hits boiling point
August 22, 2002
The country was already feeling knocked sideways. Then came this summer of discontent. Even before summer there had been a 16 percent decline in average household wealth in just two years. Now there have been unsettling events concerning iconic institutions, from the Catholic Church to Wall Street, from major airlines to major league baseball. And The New York Times, which hitherto has fancied itself, and been widely trusted as, America’s “newspaper of record.”
Protecting rights is patriotic duty
August 22, 2002
Without question, Charles Manson is a really, really bad man who deserves to spend the rest of his unnatural days behind bars. Know what? Mr. Helter Skelter got a trial.
Saudis must save themselves
August 22, 2002
The United States went to war in the Persian Gulf about 11 years ago in part to save Saudi Arabia from invasion by Iraq. That task was quickly accomplished. But not even American military power could then save the Saudis from themselves. The Saudis must still accomplish that, on their own.
Tragedy still defies understanding
August 22, 2002
The funerals continue these many months later, as remains are identified with the best that scientific knowledge has to offer through DNA matches of bone and tissue from strands of hair or spittle on a toothbrush. But still the questions remain: Why? Why did so many people die Sept. 11?
State seeks federal money to thwart terrorist attacks
August 22, 2002
State and local agencies lack the equipment, training and funding to effectively prevent and respond to a terrorist attack, officials told a congressional subcommittee. At the invitation of Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Rep. Stephen Horn, R-Calif., brought the Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations to Abilene to hear the concerns of state and local emergency preparedness, law enforcement and medical officials.
Statewide Amber Alerts begin Oct. 1
August 22, 2002
Kansas plans to launch a statewide Amber Alert system on Oct. 1, to become one of a dozen states with a method for locating and recovering abducted children.
Baldwin shooter gets prison time
August 22, 2002
Saying he was sorry Wednesday about shooting his neighbor’s boyfriend during a dispute last year in Baldwin didn’t do Stephen Meeker much good. Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy sentenced Meeker, 34, to serve about six years in prison for convictions stemming from the shooting, during which two other people were either shot at or threatened.
Infection reported in St. Joseph area
August 22, 2002
A 24-year-old woman from western Missouri has tested positive for the West Nile virus, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Wednesday.
Counterterror officials want to halt shredding of visa applications
August 22, 2002
Despite a post-Sept. 11 emphasis on sharing information, the government each year deliberately shreds millions of unsuccessful immigration applications containing personal details and photographs that some officials say could help in the war against terrorism.
Development process critiqued
Consultant says city should create infrastructure where it wants developers to go
August 22, 2002
The horse should go before the cart. The city should build its infrastructure where it wants development to happen instead of letting developers decide where the city should provide new services, a consultant told government officials Wednesday.
Daily ticker
August 22, 2002
County corn harvest under way
Agriculture agent expects crop yields to be well below average
August 22, 2002
Douglas County farmers began harvesting their corn crops this week, and area agriculture experts said farmers should expect a well-below-average harvest. Area grain elevator operators said a handful of farmers have begun harvesting their corn crops. They said a majority of farmers would begin within the next two weeks, once the crop’s moisture content begins to drop.
Births
August 22, 2002
Greg and Jen Watkins, Eudora, a boy, Wednesday. Miriam and Joel Hose, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
Linebackers eager to lead
August 22, 2002
You can’t really call them chameleons. After all, Kansas University’s top three returning linebackers this fall are all 6-foot or taller and each weighs 215 pounds or more.
Briefly
August 22, 2002
Pepper spray prompts evacuation at airport Helicopter fleet grounded again Charges filed in attack on 11-year-old girl Mother warned not to breast-feed son, 8
Briefly
August 22, 2002
Report says racism on the rise worldwide U.S. hopes new rocket will boost launch business Martha Stewart faces new insider trading charge U.S.-born panda turns 3
Briefly
August 22, 2002
Hurricane Andrew upgraded 10 years later Prison term given to videotaper of arrest Health insurance didn’t expand with economy 11-day ordeal ends with rescue
Briefly
August 22, 2002
Muslim rebels kill two of six hostages Churches subject of terror warning Province allows extra children Scientists miffed at shroud testing
KU profs surprised with $5,000 awards
August 22, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 11:30 a.m.) Three Kansas University faculty members had their first-day classes interrupted Thursday morning to receive Kemper Awards for teaching excellence.
Storms, heat and humidity hammer Lawrence area
August 22, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 4:44 p.m.) Thursday has been a day of sudden storms and lightning  but that’s not all. “It’s hot out there and pretty humid,” said Ross Janssen, 6News meteorologist.
LMH endorses radiation treatment center
August 22, 2002
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital board of trustees endorsed a plan Wednesday that would provide high-quality radiation therapy for cancer patients of Lawrence and Douglas County, who’ve long had to go to Topeka or the Kansas City area to receive that treatment.
Marketing staff pushes tickets at scrimmage
August 22, 2002
Coach Mark Mangino, his staff and players aren’t the only ones working hard on Kansas football this preseason. KU’s marketing staff was on hand Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium for the Jayhawks’ first Fan Appreciation Night, handing out some of the 15,000 posters and 110,000 schedule cards that were printed to promote season-ticket sales.
Bounce in your steps
You can work up a sweat and spare your joints, too
August 22, 2002
As on any old Wednesday night at the gym, people were plodding on treadmills, blankly watching TV screens overhead. Twenty more minutes. Nine more minutes. But then they started turning to look behind them, trying not to stare, at a dozen people strapping on weird shoes and giggling. Regan King leaned against the wall, snapping the buckles on black plastic boots that looked like in-line skates with a big almond-shaped spring underneath instead of wheels. She took a few tentative steps forward, wobbling, then bent her knees and jumped. The springs sent her up in the air and she grinned, eyes wide, bouncing through the cardio area like a little kid jumping on a bed.
Seabury tickled with new practice sites
August 22, 2002
They’ll move again next year when the new school is complete, but for now, Seabury Academy’s fall sports teams are elated to be in new practice surroundings. The Seahawk volleyball team occupies half of the East Lawrence Community Center, while the cross country team runs on trails and roads on Haskell’s campus.
Hidden artifacts?
August 22, 2002
Aug. 6 ballot problems alleged
Clay, Barton county candidates seek review of races
August 22, 2002
The discovery of a computer glitch reversed one outcome from this month’s primary elections in Kansas, and an unsuccessful candidate in another race has based his request for a special election on technical difficulties that allegedly occurred in his race.
Subdivision replanned around tribal grave
August 22, 2002
The unmarked grave of a Delaware tribal chief has forced developers to rethink the layout of a Piper subdivision. The burial site of Chief Neconhecon, assistant chief of the Kansas Delaware Tribe and head of the Wolf Clan in the mid-19th century, is nestled inside 34 acres slated for the Delaware Ridge subdivision.