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Book helps commissioner heal 9-11 wounds
August 24, 2002
Thomas Von Essen wasn’t even sure how he would get through Sept. 11, let alone the days and weeks that followed.
Sisters open company that aims to speed up dating process
August 24, 2002
No more sitting across the table from your blind date and realizing halfway through the appetizer that you are going to have to inflict pain on the “friend” who set you up.
Ex-Lion looking ahead
August 24, 2002
Now that his 31-game hitting streak is history, Kevin Hooper can pay more attention to baseball’s labor talks.
Religion briefs
August 24, 2002
First Christian Church to offer PeaceWays Oompahfest scheduled for Sept. 14 in park First Baptist to ordain missionary Sunday Eudora United Methodist to celebrate promotion St. John’s registration classes set for weekend
Lawrence briefs
August 24, 2002
KU distributes more Kemper Awards Democratic AG hopeful joins bluegrass festival Driver arrested after ramming another truck Owner cited for cruelty for leaving dogs in car< Lock-in program offers night off from parenting Hot-air balloon workshop scheduled in Topeka Play to get reading at Community Theatre Kansas University sets final exam
6Sports video report: KU fans can catch sneak peak at ISU
August 24, 2002
6Sports reports on the Jayhawks’ first football opponent this season, Iowa State, and their game in Kansas City against the Florida State Seminoles.
WNBA Playoffs: Holdsclaw grieving during stellar season
August 24, 2002
Chamique Holdsclaw led Tennessee to three straight NCAA titles. Now she has the Washington Mystics on the verge of playing for their first WNBA championship.
WUSA Championship: Hamm hopes to add another milestone
August 24, 2002
Mia Hamm will try to reach another milestone in her brilliant career today when she leads Washington against Carolina in Founders Cup II, the WUSA championship game.
Ready or not, Big 12 football season is here
August 24, 2002
If it seems like today’s start to the college football season is earlier than ever for a Big 12 team, you’re almost right.
Hooper enjoys ‘little joyride’
Ex-Lion looking ahead
August 24, 2002
Now that his 31-game hitting streak is history, Kevin Hooper can pay more attention to baseball’s labor talks.
Surveillance preceded arrest in Robinson case
Suspect in capital murder case was trailed for two months
August 24, 2002
For two months in 2000, police trailed a man now accused of killing five women and a girl but did not arrest him until they feared two mothers were about to move to be near him, a detective revealed at a hearing in Johnson County District Court.
Teddy bear to hit century mark
U.S. celebrates toy named after Roosevelt
August 24, 2002
The Teddy bear, inspired by the helpless bear a president refused to shoot, turns 100 this fall, still fuzzy-eared, huggable and loved by millions of children around the world.
Machinists scoff at Boeing offer
Union negotiator says aircraft giant is ‘trying to incite a strike’
August 24, 2002
Boeing Co. negotiators made their initial contract offer Friday to commercial jet production workers, proposing a 6 percent ratification bonus, 2.5 percent pay raises in the second and third years of the new contract and a small boost in its pension contribution.
More media, not more missing children
August 24, 2002
Relax. There’s been no explosion in the numbers of children abducted and murdered by strangers. In fact, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports a slight decline over this same time last year. Your children are not at increased risk.
Publicist pleads guilty to injuring 16
August 24, 2002
Lizzie Grubman, a New York publicist with a star-studded roster of clients, pleaded guilty Friday in a hit-and-run crash that injured 16 people outside a Hamptons nightclub.
On your mark: Ready-Set-Date
Sisters open company that aims to speed up dating process
August 24, 2002
No more sitting across the table from your blind date and realizing halfway through the appetizer that you are going to have to inflict pain on the “friend” who set you up.
Spirituality
August 24, 2002
Experts say grand juries unlikely to indict bishops Religious schools can use tax-exempt bonds Appeals court refuses to change Columbine ruling
Others’ money
August 24, 2002
There is no limit to the fraud and deceit unsupervised people can rain upon us. How easy it is for people to be free and loose and even criminal in the use of others’ money and resources.
Lawrence has potential to rise above the ordinary
August 24, 2002
The past two weekends, a high percentage of American sports fans, particularly golf aficionados, focused their attention on the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
6News video report: Area schools not seeing much change with pay-to-play program
August 24, 2002
6News reports on the effect the pay-to-play program is having on area schools.
6News video report: Former New York City Fire Commissioner makes stop in Lawrence
August 24, 2002
6News reports on former New York City Fire Commissioner Tom Von Essen’s stop in Lawrence during a tour for his book which recounts the events of September 11.
People
August 24, 2002
Money glitch grounds singe Vegas-bound Dion selling mansion Prince paying visit to FDR digs Athlete kicks around book idea
NFL Roundup: Brady leads Pats past Panthers
August 24, 2002
Tom Brady finally found the end zone. The Carolina Panthers are still seeking their first win in nearly a year.
American League Roundup: Martinez wins No. 17
Boston’s Ramirez reaches base for 12th straight time
August 24, 2002
Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez are both at the top of their games just in time for the Boston Red Sox to make a run at the playoffs.
Chiefs hope Seattle’s struggles continue
August 24, 2002
Matt Hasselbeck’s season needs a shot in the arm and the Seattle Seahawks could use their first exhibition victory.
money
August 24, 2002
There is no limit to the fraud and deceit unsupervised people can rain upon us. How easy it is for people to be free and loose and even criminal in the use of others’ money and resources.
Briefly
August 24, 2002
California: Suspect in wildfire pleads innocent California: Priest cleared of rape New York: 2 killed in elevator Washington: Bodies of U.S. pilots found at crash site
True Separation’ focuses on religion in public life
August 24, 2002
Three Lawrence churches are cooperating to produce and distribute 5,000 free copies of a videotape aimed primarily at Kansas University students that is intended to raise questions about the long-held American doctrine of separation of church and state.
Former Jayhawk golfer returns to KU as assistant
Edwards to help both Kansas men’s, women’s programs with coaching, recruiting, fund raising
August 24, 2002
Happy at Vanderbilt, Roy Edwards thought he’d coach in Commodore country a long time.
Public response to 9-11 sought for anniversary
August 24, 2002
We want you, our readers, to be a part of our coverage of the one-year anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
RFK’ another Kennedy farce
August 24, 2002
RFK returns to the ‘60s again Just when you think you’ve seen the last made-for-TV movie about the Kennedy saga, along comes “RFK” (7 p.m., Sunday, FX).
Daily Ticker
August 24, 2002
Lawrence has potential to rise above the ordinary
August 24, 2002
The past two weekends, a high percentage of American sports fans, particularly golf aficionados, focused their attention on the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
focuses on religion in public life
August 24, 2002
Three Lawrence churches are cooperating to produce and distribute 5,000 free copies of a videotape  aimed primarily at Kansas University students  that is intended to raise questions about the long-held American doctrine of separation of church and state.
Terrible twos’ also can be precious years
August 24, 2002
I have a 2-year-old boy who is as cute as a bug’s ear and I love him dearly, but he nearly drives me crazy. He throws the most violent temper tantrums and gets into everything.
Kathy Lee Murdock
August 24, 2002
Pump Patrol seeks deals
August 24, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.36 at Sam’s Food Mart, 1910 Haskell Ave.
Uniforms not always pleasing to eye
Jayhawk football team has had more than its share of strange outfits
August 24, 2002
Can’t figure why there’s been so much hype about the “new” Kansas football outfits. They’re OK, but what’s the big difference from what they have been? Sure hope there’s a much bigger change in the record to offset the similar attire.
Guzman, Reed too much for Royals - Minnesota 9, Kansas City 2
August 24, 2002
Minnesota’s Cristian Guzman is pain-free and worry-free. It’s no wonder his hitting streak has reached 21 games.
U.S. must rise to the challenge
August 24, 2002
We were just getting acquainted with Archie Bunker and getting our hair cut at new “unisex” salons. We were reading the Pentagon Papers and reeling from battles over school busing.
Military news
August 24, 2002
Around and about
August 24, 2002
Difilippo services
August 24, 2002
Former N.Y. fire official shares unique story
Book helps commissioner heal 9-11 wounds
August 24, 2002
Thomas Von Essen wasn’t even sure how he would get through Sept. 11, let alone the days and weeks that followed.
Interpretations, visions vary on afterlife for sinners
August 24, 2002
Moussa Elbayoumy believes in hell, and it’s nowhere that you  or your soul  would want to go.
State plans new Kaw boat ramp
August 24, 2002
State officials are planning to build a new Kansas River boat ramp a mile west of Perry after an earlier plan to put one near Lecompton ran aground because of access, engineering and financing problems.
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August 24, 2002
Turkey: U.S. warplanes bomb Iraqi site in no-fly zone Jerusalem: Palestinians reject U.S. election proposa India: Pakistan accuses rival of Kashmir attack Jerusalem: Israeli soldiers cleared in photographer’s death
Briefly
August 24, 2002
Washington: Pakistani intelligence officials say bin Laden is still alive Poland: Investigators confirm priest spied on pope when a bishop Washington: Government says 131 people charged with 9-11 crimes
Briefly
August 24, 2002
Salt Lake City: Utah residents hold bankruptcy record Florida: Report says doctor targeted mosques Georgia: Mother faces charges in ‘mercy killings’ Kentucky: Two children slain in knife attack
Briefcase
August 24, 2002
Telecommunications: AT&T receives subpoena in analyst investigation Retail: Kmart won’t need loan Agreement: Delta forms partnership with two other airlines Candy: Pennsylvania to fight potential Hershey sale
Family learning how to live with sextuplets
Mother says she’s blessed by her children, but challenges come in all forms
August 24, 2002
Danielle, Ethan, Grant, Jaycie, Melissa and Sean Headrick took a break from their daily routine Friday to snuggle together for a photo. A picture of health and contentment, the sextuplets born April 9 to Sondra and Eldon Headrick shared a quilt spread out on the living-room floor of their home.
Believing in life in hell
Interpretations, visions vary on afterlife for sinners
August 24, 2002
Moussa Elbayoumy believes in hell, and it’s nowhere that you or your soul would want to go.
Retrieval of uranium a high priority
August 24, 2002
The U.S.-Russian effort that whisked a cache of weapons-grade uranium out of Yugoslavia this week is part of a larger nuclear materials security program given new urgency after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Ex-Enron CFO’s assets frozen
August 24, 2002
A federal judge in Houston has frozen millions of dollars in assets controlled by Andrew S. Fastow and his family, sources said Friday, in the latest sign that prosecutors are closing in on Enron Corp.’s former chief financial officer.
Engagements
August 24, 2002
Bush stumps for candidate despite verdict against firm
Mum in public, president offers private praise
August 24, 2002
It was a most awkward campaign fund-raising tour: President Bush first ignored the would-be Republican governor he came to help, and then embraced Bill Simon corporate fraud verdict and all as a “proven businessman.”
Horoscopes
August 24, 2002
Budigs establish special ed professorship
August 24, 2002
It has been eight years since Gene Budig was chancellor of Kansas University, but his influence continues on campus.
GTAs likely to approve contract
August 24, 2002
Two years of effort to secure better wages could come to an end next week for Kansas University’s graduate teaching assistants.
Mangino tweaks depth chart
August 24, 2002
When Kansas University released its first updated football depth chart on Aug. 14, there were more than a dozen changes from the original two-deep list printed before full-squad, two-a-day workouts began on Aug. 10. There were few changes, however, in the depth chart released Friday � the first update since two-a-day practices ended Wednesday.
Prep center from Wisconsin to visit Kansas
August 24, 2002
Brian Butch, a 7-foot, 215-pound high school senior blue chip basketball recruit from Appleton, Wis., will visit Kansas University Sept. 20-21, analyst Dave Telep of theinsidershoops.com reports.
Howard Lee Stuber
August 24, 2002
Difilippo services
August 24, 2002
No services are planned for Paulette Difilippo, 54, Lawrence. She was cremated. Ms. Difilippo died of cancer Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at her home.
NFL briefs
August 24, 2002
Cunningham retires after 16 seasons Rams end hospitalized after fall, concussion Rookie still in hospital
Area briefs
August 24, 2002
Kansas Democrats meet today in Wichita Woman sentenced for killing boyfriend K.C. man sentenced in drug conspiracy
Local briefs
August 24, 2002
Follow-up: Lightning victim still in fair condition Construction projects: Architects sought for research facilities
On the record
August 24, 2002
Nebraska defense has something to prove
August 24, 2002
The Nebraska Cornhuskers’ inexperience was a big reason they agreed to play a game on Aug. 24, the earliest date for an opener in school history.
National League Roundup: Payton torments ex-teammates
Colorado player homers, knocks in four runs as Mets lose 12th straight game
August 24, 2002
It was nothing personal. Jay Payton tormented his former team Friday night, the same thing he’s been doing to just about every other opponent since coming to the Colorado Rockies in a trade with the New York Mets on July 31.
Jayhawk soccer team wins exhibition
August 24, 2002
Sophomore forward Monica Brothers scored the lone goal of the match, and Kansas University’s women’s soccer team defeated Southwest Missouri State, 1-0, in exhibition play Friday night at Cooper Sports Complex.
National team arrives in Oregon
August 24, 2002
The U.S. national team practiced Friday at Portland’s Rose Garden Arena, home of the NBA’s Trail Blazers, in preparation for Sunday’s exhibition against Germany.
First TV streaming offered
August 24, 2002
Major league baseball will offer video coverage of an entire game on the Internet for the first time Monday, showing the Texas Rangers’ game against the New York Yankees.
FHSU players return
August 24, 2002
Fort Hays State’s football team held a short practice Friday as health officials tried to identify the disease that sickened two coaches and 25 players.
Former KC linebacker killed in car accident
August 24, 2002
Former NFL linebacker Wayne Simmons, a first-round pick in 1993 who won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers, was killed in a single-car wreck Friday on Interstate 70, police said.
Georgia school district eyes other origin theories
August 24, 2002
With some parents asking for teachers to mention biblical creationism as an alternative to evolution, officials said they will consider allowing differing views about the origin of life to be taught in Georgia’s second-largest school district.
Mormons forming historical site
August 24, 2002
Always conscious of its past, the Mormon church has opened temples at two important historic sites in recent years and now has made another purchase inspired by faith about 25 rural acres contaminated by diesel fuel and other chemicals.
Stolen masterpiece found
Titian painting had been missing more than 7 years
August 24, 2002
A painting by Renaissance master Titian, stolen from an English mansion in 1995, has been found in London in a plastic shopping bag, the manager of the estate said.
Critical habitat designated for endangered fish
August 24, 2002
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing designating portions of 186 streams in five states as critical habitat for a once-common Midwestern minnow.
Care home operator charged with neglect
August 24, 2002
A suburban Kansas City woman has been charged with neglecting three elderly women who lived in an unlicensed residential care facility she ran in her home.
Constitution needs defense
August 24, 2002
I don’t quite recall what prompted my children to launch into a recitation of Miranda rights. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law,” they chanted simultaneously.
Issue overblown
August 24, 2002
Not broken
August 24, 2002
Minneapolis mayor seeks calm after shooting
August 24, 2002
The mayor tried to soothe anger Friday in a neighborhood that erupted in violence after a 10-year-old black boy was hit by a bullet that ricocheted from a police officer’s gun.
Oldest American dies at 114
August 24, 2002
Adelina Domingues, who was recognized as the oldest living American, has died at the age of 114. Domingues died in her sleep Wednesday afternoon, said Rebecca Williams, administrator of Brighton Place, the nursing home where Domingues lived since 1995.
Lightning kills three at funeral
August 24, 2002
The funeral was just beginning under a stormy sky Friday morning in rural southwest Missouri. Four mourners huddled under a tree, sharing one umbrella between them.
Salmonella outbreak sickens 141 at Disney
August 24, 2002
A salmonella outbreak at Walt Disney World sickened as many as 141 people, including visitors attending an athletic competition for organ-transplant recipients, health officials said Friday.
Anger Management Tour shares weekend with fiddlers
August 24, 2002
Fiddling for something to do this weekend? You might want to check out the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships Sunday afternoon at South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
Airport workers arrested on fraud charges
August 24, 2002
Federal agents arrested 81 people who used phony identification to get jobs with high level security clearances at Southern California airports, officials said Friday.
Scouting news
August 24, 2002
Weddings
August 24, 2002
Anniversaries
August 24, 2002
Club news
August 24, 2002
4-H and FCE news
August 24, 2002
FBI probe includes 17 senators
August 24, 2002
The FBI has intensified its probe of a classified intelligence leak, asking 17 senators to turn over phone records, appointment calendars and schedules that would reveal their possible contact with reporters.
Profit-taking pushes down stock indexes
August 24, 2002
Wall Street retreated Friday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down 180 points as investors cashed in winnings from the stock market’s two-day rally.
Subway to enter downtown market
Sandwich restaurant aims to fill niche
August 24, 2002
America’s largest restaurant franchise hopes to open its doors in downtown Lawrence by November.
S.C. executes mall shooter
August 24, 2002
A man was executed Friday for shooting a woman in the head with a rifle in a shopping mall parking lot 15 years ago.
State plans new Kaw boat ramp
August 24, 2002
State officials are planning to build a new Kansas River boat ramp a mile west of Perry after an earlier plan to put one near Lecompton ran aground because of access, engineering and financing problems.
Forest Service ‘misplaced’ $215 million for wildfires
August 24, 2002
The U.S. Forest Service, battling one of the worst fire seasons in history, “misplaced” about $215 million intended for wildfire management because of an accounting error, a watchdog group contends. The agency says the money is being recovered.
Justice official jabs back at court
Ruling will hurt ability to thwart terrorist plots, department says
August 24, 2002
A senior Justice Department official said Friday that a ruling by a secretive federal court that scales back the department’s efforts to share intelligence information with FBI agents has hurt the ability of law enforcement to protect U.S. citizens from ongoing terrorist plots.
Lawrence raises bar for teacher salaries
August 24, 2002
This is a good year to be a teacher in Lawrence public schools. The 5 percent increase in salary and benefits for the district’s 900 teachers in 2002-2003 matched raises given in the rapidly growing, financially well-off districts of Blue Valley and DeSoto.
More than 250,000 evacuated in China
August 24, 2002
More than 250,000 people have been evacuated from areas around a rain-swollen lake in central China, a government official said, as farmers patrolled atop dikes to check for leaks.
Monsoon rains wipe out village
August 24, 2002
The rains had stopped by the time help came, more than a day after the earth tore loose from itself, thundered down the steep Himalayan foothills and obliterated this farming village of slate-roofed, whitewashed houses.
Little Secrets’ shares life lessons
August 24, 2002
A wholesome little drama aimed at the pre- and early teen crowd, “Little Secrets” is set in a frighteningly tidy suburbia of cul-de-sacs and clipped lawns, courteous neighbors, and kids, kids and more kids.
Haas’ son reaches semis
Klauk goes down, 5 and 4, at Oakland Hills
August 24, 2002
Bill Haas tamed “The Monster” and moved into the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur. Haas, son of PGA Tour pro Jay Haas, beat John Klauk 5 and 4 on Friday at Oakland Hills after shooting a 28 on the front nine, making the turn 4 up.
Gordon finally earns pole
Slumping driver seeks end of skid at Sharpie 500
August 24, 2002
As Jeff Gordon finally glimpsed a light at the end of his 31-race losing streak Friday, he blamed poor qualifying efforts not his pending divorce for his slump of nearly a year.
Delays in background checks ground students, flight schools
August 24, 2002
Technical problems and bureaucratic squabbles have kept the government from doing background checks on hundreds of foreign flight students across the country, putting the careers of legal residents on hold and damaging Florida’s air industry.
Bowden closing in on Paterno
Florida State coach tied for 2nd in wins
August 24, 2002
The race is on for No. 1 in college football, and that goes for a couple of coaching icons, too. Florida State’s Bobby Bowden is tied with Bear Bryant, a man he has long considered an idol, for second in career wins among Division I-A coaches.
Top 25: Revenge sweet for Badgers
No. 25 Wisconsin redeemed by 23-21 win over Fresno State
August 24, 2002
This return wasn’t nearly as electrifying as Bernard Berrian’s last one. Berrian, whose 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Camp Randall Stadium a year ago sparked one of the biggest victories in Fresno State’s history, sprained his right knee on his only return Friday night and watched as Wisconsin exacted its revenge.
Baseball labor talks skirt major issues
Owners expect union proposal today on key economic elements
August 24, 2002
Alex Rodriguez offered to slash his record-setting salary if it would help baseball, a novel approach to solving the sport’s problems as it moved within a week of another strike.
Mangino tweaks depth chart
August 24, 2002
When Kansas University released its first updated football depth chart on Aug. 14, there were more than a dozen changes from the original two-deep list printed before full-squad, two-a-day workouts began on Aug. 10. There were few changes, however, in the depth chart released Friday  the first update since two-a-day practices ended Wednesday.
Prep center from Wisconsin to visit Kansas
August 24, 2002
Brian Butch, a 7-foot, 215-pound high school senior blue chip basketball recruit from Appleton, Wis., will visit Kansas University Sept. 20-21, analyst Dave Telep of theinsidershoops.com reports.
Jayhawk football team has had more than its share of strange outfits
August 24, 2002
Can’t figure why there’s been so much hype about the “new” Kansas football outfits. They’re OK, but what’s the big difference from what they have been? Sure hope there’s a much bigger change in the record to offset the similar attire.
Lawrence raises bar for teacher salaries
August 24, 2002
This is a good year to be a teacher in Lawrence public schools. The 5 percent increase in salary and benefits for the district’s 900 teachers in 2002-2003 matched raises given in the rapidly growing, financially well-off districts of Blue Valley and DeSoto.
Budigs establish special ed professorship
August 24, 2002
It has been eight years since Gene Budig was chancellor of Kansas University, but his influence continues on campus.
GTAs likely to approve contract
August 24, 2002
Two years of effort to secure better wages could come to an end next week for Kansas University’s graduate teaching assistants.
Howard Lee Stuber
August 24, 2002
Winfield  Services for Howard Lee Stuber, 76, Winfield, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Winfield. Mr. Stuber died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at his home.
Kathy Lee Murdock
August 24, 2002
Tonganoxie  Services for Kathy Lee Murdock, 33, Weston, Mo., will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mrs. Murdock died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Sandwich restaurant aims to fill niche
August 24, 2002
America’s largest restaurant franchise hopes to open its doors in downtown Lawrence by November.
Briefly
August 24, 2002
London: Prosecutors dismiss report about Lockerbie Germany: Officials suspect more than 100 in terrorism Russia: Heavy fighting drags on near Chechen village