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Former chancellor establishes KU professorship
August 23, 2002
(Updated Friday at 3:15 p.m.) A former Kansas University chancellor and his wife have established a new special-education professorship at KU.
Local shop gets advance shipment of Playboys
August 23, 2002
(Updated Friday at 8:01 p.m.) Robert Osburn seemed a little nervous. There were people in his shop Friday morning, waiting to get a copy of the new “Playboy” magazine. And his brother was still driving them in from Kansas City, Mo., to Lawrence.
Work together
August 23, 2002
Unfair tuition
August 23, 2002
To the editor: Has anybody else noticed that with all the talk about KU tuition raises, KU officials have said very little concerning out-of-state student tuition raises. The only figure I read stated from KU officials concerning out-of-state tuition said it was to raise 7 percent to 10 percent. Now let me get this straight, our son’s and daughter’s tuition is to rise 100 percent in the next few years, while out of state tuition is only rising 10 percent. Does this seem equitable?
On the record
August 23, 2002
On the record
August 23, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Flood warning
August 23, 2002
To the editor: Residents of Lawrence and Douglas County might take note of the costly, devastating floods in Europe. Could it happen here? Should we protect our floodplains?
Barbara Ann Royal
August 23, 2002
Services for Barbara Ann Royal, 71, Olathe, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Antioch Family Worship Center, Merriam. Mrs. Royal died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at Olathe Medical Center.
6News video: Student survives lightning strike
August 23, 2002
Traci Pillard, a Kansas University student who was struck by lightning, was listed in fair condition at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Players, owners optimistic there’s time to reach a deal
August 23, 2002
With a week to go, negotiators for players and owners expressed optimism Thursday that they have enough time to reach a deal and avoid another baseball strike.
San Diego rookie baffles Braves
August 23, 2002
Mike Bynum shut down the team he grew up idolizing to earn his first major league victory.
WTT honors Kaufman
August 23, 2002
Kalissa Kaufman, founder of the World Team Tennis recreational program in Lawrence, will be in New York tonight to accept a prestigious national award. Kaufman has been named WTT female director of the year and will be presented a plaque by Billie Jean King, founder of the pro and recreational tennis league.
World Online video: Students seek advance copies of Playboy
August 23, 2002
Several Kansas University students were at a local shop Friday morning to get an advance copy of the new Playboy feature KU students in a photo feature on “Girls of the Big 12.”
U.S. routs China
Yao holds his own in American debut
August 23, 2002
Yao Ming sold out the building, though it would be a stretch to say he brought down the house.
Holdsclaw sparks Mystics past Liberty
August 23, 2002
Just when it seemed Chamique Holdsclaw had been shut down, she pulled off three consecutive brilliant plays to send the Washington Mystics on their way to another playoff victory.
Chargers stuff Rams, 31-10
San Diego defense limits St. Louis to 87 yards, no points in first half
August 23, 2002
San Diego intercepted Marc Bulger twice, ending a successful preseason run by St. Louis’ reserve quarterback, in a 31-10 victory Thursday night.
Invitational goes international
South Africa’s Goosen, Japan’s Izawa atop leaderboard
August 23, 2002
The NEC Invitational moved across the country to a different climate and a different course, although some things never change.
Jones’ leadoff homer sinks KC - Twins 8, Royals 6
Guzman, Rivas help Minnesota continue mastery of Kansas City
August 23, 2002
Jacque Jones knows that trying to belt home runs is just about the worst thing a hitter can do. Nevertheless, it’s hard to think about anything else when a guy’s riding a streak like this one.
Special teams get leg up
Beck defies stereotype of kicker
August 23, 2002
For many people, the mention of a football kicker brings to mind an image of a scrawny guy who wouldn’t dream of recording a tackle. Kansas University’s Johnny Beck is doing his best to destroy that stereotype.
Left to their new devices, drivers can’t avoid distraction
August 23, 2002
Gone are the good old days of distracted driving, when motorists merely juggled coffee, shaved, read a map, drove with a pet in the lap and lit cigarettes. Millions of Americans are taking traditional driver absent-mindedness to new heights. They’re talking on cell phones, sending and receiving pages, checking sports scores on personal digital assistants and even sneaking a glance or two at television. The much-maligned cell phone, experts say, is just the tip of the iceberg.
Federal grant to update law enforcement efforts
August 23, 2002
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is going high-tech. A $318,000 federal grant will allow the county to put networked laptop computers in officers’ vehicles. The move is expected to bring dramatic changes to the way county emergency workers communicate.
Secret court rebuffs Ashcroft
Justice Department chided for misinformation
August 23, 2002
The secretive federal court that approves spying on terror suspects has refused to give the Justice Department broad new powers in the war on terrorism, saying the government had misused the law and misled the court dozens of times in the past, according to an extraordinary legal ruling released Thursday. A May 17 opinion by the court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), alleges that Justice and FBI officials supplied erroneous information to the court in more than 75 applications for search warrants and wiretaps over the last two years, including one signed by former FBI Director Louis Freeh.
White House view of Iraq not shared
August 23, 2002
President Bush’s latest jab at Saddam Hussein didn’t get much public support from allies Thursday, and Russia challenged his view that the world would benefit if the Iraqi regime were toppled.
Bush: Logging would help cut fires
August 23, 2002
President Bush, on a mountain peak blighted by wildfire, crumbled the dead black bark of a Douglas fir in his palm and challenged environmentalist critics of his new forest initiatives: “Come and stand where I stand.”
Arrest made for fake IDs
August 23, 2002
Alcoholic Beverage Control agents on Thursday announced the first arrest in a Lawrence fake identification ring. A 19-year-old Lawrence man was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of manufacturing and selling false IDs and possessing a fake driver’s license after agents searched his home Tuesday.
Holland services
August 23, 2002
Bombardier to eliminate 125 more jobs
August 23, 2002
In a second round of layoffs this month, Bombardier Aerospace will cut 125 more jobs in Wichita.
ONEOK rejects Westar proposal
August 23, 2002
One plan that Kansas’ largest electric company advanced for reducing debts and improving its financial condition isn’t going to happen. Westar Energy Inc., headquartered in Topeka, had proposed selling its stock in ONEOK Inc., a Tulsa, Okla., natural gas company, back to ONEOK. That would have raised $738 million after taxes to pay off debt. Kansas regulators and Westar critics had embraced the idea.
Daily ticker
August 23, 2002
Earning a gold star
Juliana Hatfield returns after a decade of chaos
August 23, 2002
“Not everyone’s goal getting into this business is instant fame and acceptance and money,” said Juliana Hatfield. “Sure, everyone probably dreams of being a rock star, but that doesn’t mean that everyone REALLY wants the dream to literally come true.” Case in point: Juliana Hatfield.
Judge sides with WIBW in KSU case
Topeka-based station allowed to continue football broadcasts
August 23, 2002
A judge upheld his own ruling and made it permanent on Thursday, clearing the way for competing broadcasts of Kansas State football games this fall.
Olathe club draws fine for discrimination
August 23, 2002
An Olathe club has been fined $2,500 for discriminating against Hispanics and serving alcohol illegally.
Ill Tigers in fair condition
August 23, 2002
A mysterious illness has sent four Fort Hays State football players to the hospital and sickened 21 other players and two coaches.
Visitor policy bars contact with sexual offenders
August 23, 2002
A new Kansas prison policy will bar sex-offender inmates from having contact with their visitors, according to a memo written by the warden at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility. Kissing, hugging, hand-holding or other greeting gestures between sex-offender prisoners and visitors will be banned beginning Sept. 1, according to the memo written by warden Louis Bruce, which was mailed anonymously to the Hutchinson News.
Desperate move
August 23, 2002
Flood warning
August 23, 2002
Unfair tuition
August 23, 2002
Hundreds of counterprotesters expected
August 23, 2002
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hopes to have more than 500 people attend a rally off the Kansas Statehouse grounds to counter Saturday’s white supremacy rally, the president of the Topeka NAACP branch said. “We didn’t feel we could remain silent because we have too many impressionable youth,” Bill Richards said.
Radio station dumps shock jocks who broadcast sex stunt
August 23, 2002
Opie and Anthony are over and out.
Sheriff replacing retired dog unit
August 23, 2002
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office plans to put some teeth and bark back in its patrol force. A search will soon begin for a new dog to join the patrol ranks, Sheriff Rick Trapp said Thursday.
ACT scores fall in Lawrence
August 23, 2002
ACT scores are down at both Lawrence high schools, a local reflection of the modest national reduction in student performance on the college-preparatory test. The decline was steeper at Lawrence High School than at Free State High School, but both schools remain well above state and national averages.
Frontier eyes Olathe
August 23, 2002
If Olathe can come up with a baseball facility, the city can have a franchise in the the independent Frontier League as soon as 2003.
9-11 scenes captured on CNN Al-Qaida tape
August 23, 2002
Black smoke billows from the World Trade Center towers and Islamic militants train for guerrilla war scenes from the final segment of al-Qaida videotapes aired by CNN.
Police investigate deaths at apartment
August 23, 2002
Police found two people dead Thursday morning in an apartment at a government-subsidized housing complex after the manager called officers and asked them to check on the residents.
Susan Burt Griswold Sawyer
1832-1917
August 23, 2002
Susan was born on March 27th 1832 in Chemung County. The Chemung River Valley is a lush and beautiful place teeming with wild animals and birds. The river meanders slowly and crookedly through the valley. Across the river a little to the West is Sullivan’s Monument where the battle between Clinton and Sullivan took place in 1779, only 53 years earlier.
Collison scoreless
August 23, 2002
Kansas University senior Nick Collison was rewarded Thursday for his work in practice, logging five minutes of playing time in the United States’ 84-54 world championship exhibition victory over China. Collison, an alternate/practice player on the USA World Championship team roster who was not assured of playing time when accepting his position with the team, found the going rough in his first game with NBA players. He had his only two shots blocked by 7-foot-5 Chinese sensation Yao Ming.
Walk-on Vinson wins conditioning run
August 23, 2002
Kansas University men’s basketball walk-on Stephen Vinson showed good running form on Thursday night. Vinson, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound freshman from Lawrence High, placed first in KU’s 12-minute hoops conditioning run at Memorial Stadium’s track.
Sound off
August 23, 2002
I want to know about the number they are giving out on the television and everywhere about the Kansas no-call list. When you dial it, it says this number cannot be dialed. Why would they put it out if you can’t use it? The Attorney General’s Office says the number is being swamped with people wanting to get on the no-call list. Officials are asking people to be patient. Kansans have until Sept. 23 to register for the first no-call list.
Juliana Hatfield returns after a decade of chaos
August 23, 2002
“Not everyone’s goal getting into this business is instant fame and acceptance and money,” said Juliana Hatfield. “Sure, everyone probably dreams of being a rock star, but that doesn’t mean that everyone REALLY wants the dream to literally come true.” Case in point: Juliana Hatfield.
Sheriff replacing retired dog unit
August 23, 2002
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office plans to put some teeth and bark back in its patrol force. A search will soon begin for a new dog to join the patrol ranks, Sheriff Rick Trapp said Thursday.
Seven receive Kemper Awards
August 23, 2002
Stephen Benedict, a Kansas University associate professor, wore shorts and a polo shirt Thursday to his first immunology class of the semester. Imagine his surprise when Chancellor Robert Hemenway and an entourage of suit-clad men and women walked in to hand him a $5,000 check.
Company plans to install new equipment on tower
August 23, 2002
Verizon Wireless is working to boost its signal strength in Lawrence and spread its communications coverage into areas southeast of town. Verizon, the country’s largest wireless telephone carrier, soon will install an antenna and related equipment on an existing 1,000-foot TV tower southeast of Lawrence.
Glenn Everett Reichart
August 23, 2002
Memorial services for Glenn Everett Reichart, 71, Coal Creek, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coal Creek United Methodist Church. Private family inurnment will be later in Coal Creek Cemetery. Mr. Reichart died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at his home.
Arrest made for fake IDs
August 23, 2002
Alcoholic Beverage Control agents on Thursday announced the first arrest in a Lawrence fake identification ring. A 19-year-old Lawrence man was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of manufacturing and selling false IDs and possessing a fake driver’s license after agents searched his home Tuesday.
Briefly
August 23, 2002
Scientists say asteroid caused rainfall of glass West Nile virus spreads to Montana, New Mexico Editor killed in fal
Briefly
August 23, 2002
Fax company sued for $2.2 trillion Link between violence, malaria drug scrutinized
Briefly
August 23, 2002
Abu Nidal behind Lockerbie bombing, former aide says TV host’s son arrested, let go in purse-snatching incident McDonald’s employee dies from hepatitis A infection
ACT scores fall in Lawrence
August 23, 2002
ACT scores are down at both Lawrence high schools, a local reflection of the modest national reduction in student performance on the college-preparatory test. The decline was steeper at Lawrence High School than at Free State High School, but both schools remain well above state and national averages.
Births
August 23, 2002
Jason and Kacey Farmer, Parker, a boy, Thursday. Brian and Heather Reid, Oskaloosa, a girl, Thursday.
Jayhawks boast 2 punters
August 23, 2002
Considering the Kansas University football team converted just a bit more than 25 percent of its third-down attempts last year, the punting game could be critical this season. Fortunately for the Jayhawks, they have two punters  senior Curtis Ansel and sophomore Chris Tyrrell  who should be able to get the job done.
BCA critical of search
August 23, 2002
As the NCAA narrows the search for its new president to fewer than two dozen candidates, the Black Coaches Assn. is worried minority candidates are not getting enough attention.
Reconstruction of Stull Road to get under way Monday
August 23, 2002
For the hundreds of Lawrence residents who commute to Topeka from Lawrence, getting a safer drive on Stull Road will require enduring seven months of inconvenience. And it all begins Monday.
Pure greed may have doomed Enron
Hiding debt wasn’t only reason for partnerships
August 23, 2002
The primary motive for creating Enron’s complex web of partnerships was thought to be to hide the company’s debt, keep salaries high and make its stock ever more valuable. But new revelations by investigators and insider Michael Kopper indicate that whole deals may have been structured more to let executives skim money than to dress up Enron’s books.
Verizon to boost coverage in area
Company plans to install new equipment on tower
August 23, 2002
Verizon Wireless is working to boost its signal strength in Lawrence and spread its communications coverage into areas southeast of town. Verizon, the country’s largest wireless telephone carrier, soon will install an antenna and related equipment on an existing 1,000-foot TV tower southeast of Lawrence.
Hill’s ‘Undisputed’ packs some punch
August 23, 2002
Walter Hill is an accomplished director whose career has seen its fair share of ups (“48 Hrs.,” “The Long Riders,” writing duties on the first three “Alien” films), downs (“Another 48 Hrs.,” “Johnny Handsome”) and points in between (“Southern Comfort,” “The Warriors”). While “Undisputed” isn’t exactly a high, it is a gripping, tidy little movie that takes Hill higher than he’s been in awhile.
Jazz Museum hosts festival
August 23, 2002
Livin’ on the Vine, an outdoor jazz festival, will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the American Jazz Museum, 18th and Vine. Performers include the James Ward Ensemble, Grupo Candela and the Lonnie Smith and Mark Whitfield Quartet.
Web site celebrates Lawrence hip-hop
August 23, 2002
Don’t tell Miles Bonny that the Lawrence music scene is ruled by college rock. The Kansas University junior knows that’s the case. So he’s launched a project to help out a different style of music that often has trouble finding a widespread audience in the Midwest: hip-hop.
World sees different America
August 23, 2002
Everyone makes fun of Sally Field for her joyous exclamation at the Academy Awards “You like me! You really like me!” but she was only demonstrating how American she is. Americans tend to have a high opinion of their country American exceptionalism is the scholarly term and are taken aback when confronted with beliefs to the contrary.
Bad attitude is killing America’s pastime
August 23, 2002
The billboard on Santa Monica Boulevard advertises the Aug. 27 release on DVD of the baseball movie “The Rookie,” three days before the scheduled strike by Major League Baseball players. This is one instance in which a film trumps the reality of rich ballplayers who want to strike for more money. “The Rookie” is based on a true story about a guy who loves baseball and perseveres against incredible obstacles until he makes it in the majors. I’m a sucker for baseball movies, not only because they remind me of my youth when I accompanied my dad to Washington Senators games (“first in war, first in peace and last in the American league” was the phrase that mocked these perennial also-rans), but also because baseball perpetuates a wonderful myth about American sport, competition and fair play.
Cloned pigs advance transplant science
August 23, 2002
The prospect of pigs providing humans with an endless supply of compatible organs for transplant seemed one step closer Thursday after scientists announced they have cloned piglets lacking both copies of the gene that makes the human immune system reject pig tissue.
Sacco-Vanzetti anniversary raises questions about modern justice
August 23, 2002
Vito Bruno remembers his father and thousands of others marching through Boston’s North End 75 years ago to protest the executions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.
Cyber actress comes out as real
August 23, 2002
The movie’s credits don’t include her name. But Rachel Roberts, who plays the title character in “Simone,” at last can tell the world she’s a flesh-and-blood star, not a pixellated performer stitched together by some cyber-Frankenstein.
Family’s roots planted in Lawrence history
August 23, 2002
For Mabel Holland and her brothers Bernard Rogers and Charles Rogers, Quantrill’s Raid is more than history. It’s a family tragedy.
Staggering toll
August 23, 2002
The loss of life among emergency aides last Sept. 11 is a staggering, sobering total. We continue to hear, as another Sept. 11 approaches, much about the approximately 2,950 who were killed when airliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. That total, whatever it might officially be, is staggering considering the victims were innocents who had nothing to do with whatever the terrorists were trying to prove.
Beck defies stereotype of kicker
August 23, 2002
For many people, the mention of a football kicker brings to mind an image of a scrawny guy who wouldn’t dream of recording a tackle. Kansas University’s Johnny Beck is doing his best to destroy that stereotype.
Salina senior in fair condition after incident
August 23, 2002
The awesome power of a lightning strike shredded her clothing and hurled her to the ground, but a Kansas University senior miraculously escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when she was struck while walking near Potter Lake. Traci Pillard, a 21-year-old communications studies student from Salina, apparently was hit by a lightning bolt that also hit a large sycamore tree. She never lost consciousness.
Reconstruction of Stull Road to get under way Monday
August 23, 2002
For the hundreds of Lawrence residents who commute to Topeka from Lawrence, getting a safer drive on Stull Road will require enduring seven months of inconvenience. And it all begins Monday.
s roots planted in Lawrence history
August 23, 2002
For Mabel Holland and her brothers Bernard Rogers and Charles Rogers, Quantrill’s Raid is more than history. It’s a family tragedy.
Work together
August 23, 2002
To the editor: After reading the editorials in the Journal-World recently, it is apparent that some Democrats still haven’t gotten over the last presidential election. They need to write negative material about Bush and Republicans to ease their pain. Listen you Democrats, you need to blame one of your own. He probably sealed the victory for Republicans the night he looked America right in the eye and said “I did not have sex with that girl.” Let’s get over it and work together to make America better for us and our children.
Web site celebrates Lawrence hip-hop
August 23, 2002
Don’t tell Miles Bonny that the Lawrence music scene is ruled by college rock. The Kansas University junior knows that’s the case. So he’s launched a project to help out a different style of music that often has trouble finding a widespread audience in the Midwest: hip-hop.
No to Wal-Mart
August 23, 2002
To the editor: There are TWO things that Lawrence does not need: more apartments and another Wal-Mart store! What part of “no” does Wal-Mart not understand?
Federal grant to update law enforcement efforts
August 23, 2002
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is going high-tech. A $318,000 federal grant will allow the county to put networked laptop computers in officers’ vehicles. The move is expected to bring dramatic changes to the way county emergency workers communicate.
No to Wal-Mart
August 23, 2002
Oakland wins season-high ninth straight, 9-3
August 23, 2002
Sitting on the dugout steps before the game, Oakland manager Art Howe glanced at the threatening clouds above Jacobs Field and worried about a postponement.
Lightning strikes KU student
Salina senior in fair condition after incident
August 23, 2002
The awesome power of a lightning strike shredded her clothing and hurled her to the ground, but a Kansas University senior miraculously escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when she was struck while walking near Potter Lake. Traci Pillard, a 21-year-old communications studies student from Salina, apparently was hit by a lightning bolt that also hit a large sycamore tree. She never lost consciousness.
Attack on Iraq is right move
August 23, 2002
A regime change in Iraq would mean a regime change in Saudi Arabia, Syria, the smaller Gulf states, and possibly in Egypt and Iran as well. Why? Because democracy is contagious, and democracy is what the United States has in mind for post-Saddam Iraq. This is the real reason that there is no Middle Eastern support for America to oust Saddam Hussein.
Filmmaker for Nazis under renewed fire at 100
August 23, 2002
Leni Riefenstahl, who made masterful films for the Nazis, turned 100 Thursday with a birthday party at a lakeside hotel and a fresh criminal investigation into whether she broke German law prohibiting Holocaust denial.
Briefcase
August 23, 2002
Black farmers demand settlement of claims Cattle case set for court Brokerage fires analyst Borders’ profits rise
Staggering toll
August 23, 2002
The loss of life among emergency aides last Sept. 11 is a staggering, sobering total. We continue to hear, as another Sept. 11 approaches, much about the approximately 2,950 who were killed when airliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. That total, whatever it might officially be, is staggering considering the victims were innocents who had nothing to do with whatever the terrorists were trying to prove.
Desperate move
August 23, 2002
To the editor: The real reason President Bush wants to invade Iraq was revealed by conservative columnist Cal Thomas published in the J-W last week: “Weyrich says that in such a case, only a war of liberation in Iraq can reverse Republican fortunes. An ‘October surprise’ will completely change the dynamic of the election,’ he says. ‘The public will rally around the president and Republicans if it is well-thought-out and, in fact, Saddam Hussein is ousted.’”
Protestant ministers take a different view of hell
August 23, 2002
While many religions see hell as a physical place of punishment, several mainline Protestant religions take a different view.
Sapp carries Rams past Cavs in opener
August 23, 2002
On a miserably muggy night when a lot of running backs would have wilted, Cecil Sapp pounded out 178 yards and scored twice, and Colorado State held on for a 35-29 victory over Virginia on Thursday night.
Barbara Ann Royal
August 23, 2002
Local briefs
August 23, 2002
Parents take student’s Playboy news in stride Trial set for KU student injured in fall on campus Indian gaming leader takes teaching position Pump Patrol seeks deals
Protestant ministers take a different view of hell
August 23, 2002
While many religions see hell as a physical place of punishment, several mainline Protestant religions take a different view.
1832-1917
August 23, 2002
Susan was born on March 27th 1832 in Chemung County. The Chemung River Valley is a lush and beautiful place teeming with wild animals and birds. The river meanders slowly and crookedly through the valley. Across the river a little to the West is Sullivan’s Monument where the battle between Clinton and Sullivan took place in 1779, only 53 years earlier.
Local briefs
August 23, 2002
 Parents take student’s Playboy news in stride  Trial set for KU student injured in fall on campus  Indian gaming leader takes teaching position  Pump Patrol seeks deals
Holland services
August 23, 2002
Private services are planned for James Holland, 63, Lawrence. Mr. Holland died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
People
August 23, 2002
Singer comforts redwood dwellers Mills settles with newspaper Brits pick favorite fellow citizens Spears happy parents splitting
Skywalkers’ work above it all
August 23, 2002
On television, hardly anybody works. Police, lawyers and doctors go about their noble professions, but everybody else appears to be lollygagging. Situation comedies portray reality as one long vacation. Roseanne was the last sitcom character who ever seemed to worry about making ends meet. Nobody on “Friends” even knows what Chandler does for a living.
Area briefs
August 23, 2002
Police plan sobriety check Bounty hunter pleads no contest to burglary Victim fights off robbers Garage sale to benefit KU’s Habitat chapter
Glenn Everett Reichart
August 23, 2002
ISU eager to face FSU
August 23, 2002
With its rich tradition, speedy players and coach Bobby Bowden’s 323 victories, No. 3 Florida State was a logical choice for the Eddie Robinson Classic. But Iowa State? What are the Cyclones doing in Saturday night’s game at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium?
China desperate to contain lake
August 23, 2002
Hundreds of thousands of soldiers and residents stacked sandbags, piled gravel and plugged breaches Thursday along dikes surrounding an enormous lake in central China that is threatening to overflow and inundate lowlands where millions of people live.
Precautions in place for Statehouse rallies
White supremacists, counterdemonstrators plan events
August 23, 2002
Workers erected fences Thursday across the south Statehouse grounds as part of security measures for a weekend rally planned by a white supremacist group. The National Socialist Movement, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., has scheduled a “white unity” rally for Saturday. The group’s Internet site features swastikas, and a manifesto posted there demands a nation in which only residents of “pure white blood” can be citizens.
Area briefs
August 23, 2002
 Police plan sobriety check  Bounty hunter pleads no contest to burglary  Victim fights off robbers  Garage sale to benefit KU’s Habitat chapter
Companies find niche by building ‘hot-rod’ personal computers
August 23, 2002
These 21st century hot rods have exotic electronic components, plastic windows, fancy lacquered paint jobs and neon lights that pulsate to music. They also have price tags in the thousands of dollars.
Briefly
August 23, 2002
Tropical national park covers 9.6 million acres Canadians concerned about ‘long goodbye’ Government to recruit 20,000 armed peasants Brother swaps places with jailed suspect
Horoscopes
August 23, 2002
Walk-on Vinson wins conditioning run
August 23, 2002
Kansas University men’s basketball walk-on Stephen Vinson showed good running form on Thursday night. Vinson, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound freshman from Lawrence High, placed first in KU’s 12-minute hoops conditioning run at Memorial Stadium’s track.
Jayhawks boast 2 punters
August 23, 2002
Considering the Kansas University football team converted just a bit more than 25 percent of its third-down attempts last year, the punting game could be critical this season. Fortunately for the Jayhawks, they have two punters � senior Curtis Ansel and sophomore Chris Tyrrell � who should be able to get the job done.
Collison scoreless
August 23, 2002
Kansas University senior Nick Collison was rewarded Thursday for his work in practice, logging five minutes of playing time in the United States’ 84-54 world championship exhibition victory over China. Collison, an alternate/practice player on the USA World Championship team roster who was not assured of playing time when accepting his position with the team, found the going rough in his first game with NBA players. He had his only two shots blocked by 7-foot-5 Chinese sensation Yao Ming.
Seven receive Kemper Awards
August 23, 2002
Stephen Benedict, a Kansas University associate professor, wore shorts and a polo shirt Thursday to his first immunology class of the semester. Imagine his surprise when Chancellor Robert Hemenway and an entourage of suit-clad men and women walked in to hand him a $5,000 check.