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Ronald A. Holt
August 25, 2002
Joyce Drummond
August 25, 2002
Services for Joyce Drummond, 54, Lawrence, will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Cremation is planned. Mrs. Drummond died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at KU Med in Kansas City, Kan.
Janet Marie Weibel
August 25, 2002
Consult lawyer before marrying man with shaky money history
August 25, 2002
am engaged to a man who has been married twice before. This would be my fourth marriage. Each of us is 50 years old, and we both have children by our prior marriages, all grown.
New stamps will feature American bats
August 25, 2002
It’s not Batman. It’s not baseball bats. It’s not even bats in the belfry. It is the flying American bat hiding in caves long feared and misunderstood that is featured on a new set of four stamps to be issued by the U.S. Postal Service.
Native art collection defines couple’s decor
August 25, 2002
This week’s “Home and Away” highlights a local couple’s extensive collection of Native American art, costumes and artifacts.
Mosquitoes offer dangers
August 25, 2002
Almost every gardener has had the unpleasant experience of being bitten by a mosquito. The itchy red welt that develops is anything but enjoyable. And now that the West Nile Virus has moved into our community it can be downright dangerous.
Defending your turf
Installing sod can counter summer’s impact on lawn
August 25, 2002
Our lawns have taken a beating this summer, receiving only meager amounts of rain and enduring days of triple-digit temperatures. To make matters worse, no doubt pets, children and other summer fun traffic have trampled to near death a few patches.
Patients need plan for when it’s time to leave hospital
August 25, 2002
After her recent hip replacement surgery, Carol Levine was impressed by the comprehensive attention she received from the hospital’s discharge planner. The staff social worker offered several details, ranging from recovery time and rehab needs to post-release care options.
Travel briefs
August 25, 2002
High rollers can gamble in private QE2 visits 6 continents Philadelphia courts foreign tourists
A primer on alternative certification
August 25, 2002
One in five new teachers is trained through alternative programs, which allow new teachers to get required state certification without taking four years of college courses in education.
Joint effort provides help for communities
August 25, 2002
The Kansas Center for Community Economic Development is one of 65 university economic development centers across the country to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Parents group says ‘Doc’ family-friendly
August 25, 2002
A parents group applauded broadcasters Wednesday for embracing more family-friendly programming in prime-time, yet scolded television’s two most popular shows for being among the raciest.
Distinctive glassware recognizable
August 25, 2002
In 1894, a new glassware was patented. It had heavy, gold-relief designs on multicolored panels in brown and blue tones. Sometimes there were added enameled decorations of birds, animals or geometric patterns.
Pet briefs
August 25, 2002
Dog crates don’t have to be eyesores Site gives tips on caring for disabled pets
National League Roundup: Dodgers deck Braves, 4-3
Sheffield’s gaffe in outfield hurts Atlanta
August 25, 2002
Gary Sheffield never lost a fly ball in the sun at Dodger Stadium while playing left field for Los Angeles.
New vaccine will save cats’ lives
August 25, 2002
One of the joys of being a veterinarian in today’s world of technological advancements is the ability to provide superior preventive medicine for my patients.
American League Roundup: Surging A’s rip Tigers
Oakland rolls, 12-3, for 11th straight victory
August 25, 2002
Ray Durham hit two triples and David Justice, Eric Chavez and Terrence Long homered as the Oakland Athletics won their 11th straight game, defeating the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Saturday night.
Lawrence Commuter Report
August 25, 2002
Kansan awaiting child sex assault sentencing arrested
August 25, 2002
A 63-year-old northwest Kansas man convicted earlier this year of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl has been arrested.
Joyce Drummond
August 25, 2002
IRL: De Ferran edges Hornish; rookie Scheckter out
August 25, 2002
Short ovals seem to agree with Gil de Ferran, who won his fourth IRL pole of the year Saturday.
Freeman ready to soar
Philadelphia signs former Packers receiver
August 25, 2002
Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Freeman signed a one-year deal Saturday night with the Philadelphia Eagles. The deal is believed to be worth to $1.7 million.
Teen-agers seeking old-time sneakers
August 25, 2002
Matt Nybo, a 13-year-old with spiked blond hair, came to the downtown Lloyd Center Mall looking for a sports shoe but not the latest Nike Shox or Reebok Answer V. “I like the original shoes, the way things used to be,” he said, turning up his nose at a rack of shiny new basketball shoes at a Footlocker store.
Buckeyes run over Raiders - Ohio State 45, Texas Tech 21
Freshman Clarett makes history, then rushes for 175 yards, 3 TDs
August 25, 2002
Even though it was an unprecedented game for an Ohio State freshman tailback, Maurice Clarett acted as if it were no big deal.
Lord helps Huskers hammer ASU - Nebraska 48, Arizona State 10
New NU quarterback throws first career touchdown, rushes for 103 yards
August 25, 2002
Maybe Nebraska coach Frank Solich can sleep a little more soundly now. The No. 10 Cornhuskers beat Arizona State 48-10 on Saturday night in the Black Coaches Association Classic, showing Solich that his new starting quarterback can play well and that his defense has recovered from two embarrassing losses at the end of last season.
LaFrentz, Pierce go all out for United States team
August 25, 2002
Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban, who is concerned about insurance policies of his star players, would have cringed at Friday’s USA Basketball practice.
Familiar foes to meet in final
Mahan, Barnes set for U.S. Amateur rematch today
August 25, 2002
Hunter Mahan has faced long-hitting Ricky Barnes in the U.S. Amateur before, and won. The difference, this time, is that the championship will be at stake.
Chiefs stumble in Seattle
August 25, 2002
Matt Hasselbeck is gaining confidence filling in for an injured Trent Dilfer as the Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback.
Home tips
August 25, 2002
You want a way to clean your rain gutters, and the answer lots of elbow grease isn’t what you want to hear. We can’t help you if your problem is pine needles, but we do have a suggestion if you’re dealing with almost all other kinds of leaves.
Hocking powers Minnesota past Royals, 6-5
August 25, 2002
Denny Hocking fills many roles for the Minnesota Twins: infielder, outfielder, player representative. On Saturday, he provided the big hits, too.
Mourning not quitting
August 25, 2002
Heat center Alonzo Mourning has been receiving treatment for anemia, which he says was caused by his kidney disease. Still, Mourning has said several times he intends to play this coming season and beyond.
Torrid shooting sparks New York
Liberty stops Mystics, 96-79, evens set
August 25, 2002
On the brink of elimination, the New York Liberty used torrid offense to force a decisive Game 3 in the WNBA Eastern Conference finals.
One Hour Photo’ star sees movie career shine
August 25, 2002
Despite sharing the screen with heartthrob stars such as Russell Crowe and Keanu Reeves, Connie Nielsen rarely ends up with the guy in the final reel.
Los Angeles clobbers Utah, 103-77
Sparks sweep Western Conference finals, advance to championship behind ex-Jayhawk Dixon’s 15 points
August 25, 2002
The Los Angeles Sparks were so dominating, they needed just one half to put the game away. Lisa Leslie scored 25 points and the Sparks overpowered the Utah Starzz 103-77 Saturday to sweep the Western Conference finals and advance to the WNBA championship.
Yao wows ‘em in exhibition
Chinese giant ‘whole lot better’ than NBA pivot Wallace expected
August 25, 2002
How about this for a Yao “Wow,” courtesy of a curious George: “His size reminds me of Wilt’s size when Wilt (Chamberlain) had such a size advantage over everybody,” U.S. national team coach George Karl said.
War on fish doesn’t seem like a fair fight
August 25, 2002
We are about to blow a golden opportunity, here. I’m talking about the Northern Snakeheads, which sounds like the name of a rock band that eats live hamsters on stage, but is actually a type of fish.
What are you reading?
August 25, 2002
Woodstock guru’ dies in homeland
Swami Satchidananda dead at age 87
August 25, 2002
Swami Satchidananda, the yoga master and guru whose message of spiritual unity brought solace to the Woodstock generation and attracted followers from Hollywood to Virginia, died Monday in India. He was 87.
Wal-Mart support
August 25, 2002
True to her cause
Writer connects human life, natural values
August 25, 2002
It was a shocking thing to say, even by the no-holds-barred rhetorical standards of the 1960s. “I am terribly saddened by the fact that the most humane thing for me to do is to have no children at all,” college senior Stephanie Mills lamented in a commencement address that warned the human race was breeding itself to extinction and wrecking the environment.
Historic district
August 25, 2002
Daffy definitions contest
August 25, 2002
We all know words that sound like they could have an alternate meaning. For example, there’s “coffee” noun, a person who has been coughed upon. There’s “abdicate” verb, to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
Songwriter Taylor trying to remain true to himself
Singer blends subtle musical touches in ‘October Road’
August 25, 2002
Mulling the pitfalls of being an entertainer, singer-songwriter James Taylor tells the story of a little-known comedian.
U.S. official addresses fire chiefs
August 25, 2002
The man charged with restoring the security of America’s transportation systems after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is asking the country’s firefighters for help.
Musician draws from 9-11 emotions in latest CD
August 25, 2002
Music may not be able to make sense of the senseless, but it can help heal the pain. Jazz sax player and composer Bobby Watson was reminded of that truism a year ago after airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
A Bug’s life
Restored Volkswagen Beetle gains attention
August 25, 2002
If you spend much time downtown in the 700 block of Seventh Street, you’ve probably seen it. Ben Kappen’s dream machine. He likes to park his restored 1961 Volkswagen Beetle in a place he can keep an eye on it, at the curb outside Game Guy, 7 E. Seventh St., where he works.
Maine candidate gives Democrats’ radio message
August 25, 2002
Citizens believe corporate greed is influencing the high cost of prescription drugs and cutting into people’s retirement savings, the Democratic candidate for the Senate from Maine said Saturday in her party’s radio address.
Neighbor: Knife victim said name before collapse
August 25, 2002
Naked and bleeding from a cut to her throat, a piece of duct tape around one wrist, Carolyn Marksberry uttered a name as she collapsed into a neighbor’s house after a man killed two of her children and wounded a third.
Weak economy may have affected enrollment
August 25, 2002
One theory being used to explain the continuing decline in enrollment in Lawrence public schools is a slowing economy. Supt. Randy Weseman points to this year’s 79-student decline at Quail Run School as an example.
Summit puts focus on farm subsidies
August 25, 2002
As the World Summit on Sustainable Development begins here today, delegations are expected to debate sharply the link between rich nations’ agricultural subsidies and developing countries’ food shortages.
Houston Medical’ doctor loses cancer battle
August 25, 2002
Dr. Marnie Rose, who allowed viewers of the reality television series “Houston Medical” to witness her battle with brain cancer, has died. She was 28.
Championship has no strings attached
Competitors battle in Finland for title of Air Guitar World Champion
August 25, 2002
As the red sun set behind the dark fir trees, Zac Monro’s guitar solo hit a fever pitch. He rolled on his back on the outdoor stage and thrashed madly with his hands.
Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks deals
August 25, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.36 at Sam’s Food Mart, 1910 Haskell Ave. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price.
They are the product of fear and ignorance’
Hundreds turn out to protest Nazi rally
August 25, 2002
An hour before the start of National Socialist Movement’s much-publicized White Unity Rally here Saturday, Brian Conn, 37, was looking for the best place to stand. He wanted to be able to see and hear the neo-Nazis, soon to be perched atop the south steps of the Capitol. But he also wanted to hear and support the hecklers.
Cremation process shows everyone is a diamond in the rough
August 25, 2002
Now you can be brilliant and flawless forever. But you have to be cremated first. A company based in suburban Elk Grove Village, Ill., has accepted its first deposit for manufactured diamonds made from carbon captured during the cremation process so that loved ones family members or even pets could be mounted into a ring, pendant or other jewelry.
On the record
August 25, 2002
Rising water puts central China lake past danger level
August 25, 2002
The water level in central China’s Dongting Lake surged well past the danger mark Saturday as forecasters predicted a new round of showers could further swell rivers flowing into the lake.
Briefcase
August 25, 2002
Computers: Students tend to pick high-tech equipment Survey: Gen Xers say retirement will be finer than parents Motley Fool: Name that company
Excavation under way at Indian burial ground
August 25, 2002
A federal agency has begun preservation work at a site that is believed to be an Indian burial ground. The Bureau of Reclamation took over security Aug. 6 at the site at the Sebelius Reservoir in north-central Kansas.
Clash in West Bank turns deadly
August 25, 2002
Israeli troops patrolling the West Bank city of Jenin killed one Palestinian militant and wounded two others in a shootout Saturday, hospital officials said, in one of several clashes overshadowing an agreement turning some Gaza Strip security duties over to Palestinians.
Ending the corporate tax on dividends could help shareholders
August 25, 2002
President Bush’s big conference in Waco, Tex., about how to fix the economy and buoy the financial markets was easy to miss a public relations stunt in front of a friendly audience.
Schools benefit from sour tech economy
Corporate professionals turn to new careers in education
August 25, 2002
As a marketer for Nortel Networks, Kashif Akhtar used to fret about Ethernet access, router outsourcing and resilient packet ring technology. This fall, he graduates to logarithms, quadratic equations and vertical asymptotes.
Capitol insiders lined up for shows
August 25, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
World Online video: Southwestern Kansas suffers through drought
August 25, 2002
Bill Snead interviews two Kansans dealing with the drought.
Arts notes
August 25, 2002
Community theater offers adult, children’s classes Mini-grant helps pay for Civil War events Starlight books Christian musicians
Arts notes
August 25, 2002
Civic Choir to begin rehearsing Monday Topeka orchestras looking for members
Seeking Salvation from the Drought
August 25, 2002
For 20 consecutive nights, people had gathered in the city park here to pray for rain. “This is our act of faith,” Bethany Bartlett said as she took a seat on the front row of concrete benches facing the park’s band shell, her umbrella in hand.
s impact on lawn
August 25, 2002
Our lawns have taken a beating this summer, receiving only meager amounts of rain and enduring days of triple-digit temperatures. To make matters worse, no doubt pets, children and other summer fun traffic have trampled to near death a few patches.
Dacha devils
August 25, 2002
Even the “religious” plots in Russia are not safe from the vicious. Most anyone who has spent any time in Russia or read much about what the citizenry does with its time and money is familiar with the “dacha.”
Musician draws from 9-11 emotions in latest CD
August 25, 2002
Music may not be able to make sense of the senseless, but it can help heal the pain. Jazz sax player and composer Bobby Watson was reminded of that truism a year ago after airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
KU, KSU join forces to offer economic assistance
August 25, 2002
Leaders at the Kansas Center for Community Economic Development practice what they preach. What they preach is a message of cooperation to small, struggling Kansas communities.
Kansas football fortunes uncertain
August 25, 2002
If I plunked a Sacagawea dollar into my pocket every time someone asked me how I thought the Kansas University football team would do this fall, I’d be listing to starboard. New coach. New staff. New interest. New enthusiasm.
Lions, Firebirds eager to view tape of workouts
August 25, 2002
After two hours of concurrent, short-field scrimmaging, the Lawrence and Free State high school football teams came away with the same thing: lots of tape to evaluate. Firebirds coach Bob Lisher and Lions coach Dirk Wedd used Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium on Saturday as a chance to tape full-speed scrimmages.
Bechard encouraged by scrimmage
August 25, 2002
It was hard to tell much about this season’s Kansas University volleyball team Saturday night. In the Jayhawks’ first public scrimmage at the Horejsi Center, the blue squad beat the red team handily, 3-0.
Cornerback still must prove football skills
August 25, 2002
Yes, Leo Bookman is fast. Yes, he’s an All-America sprinter for the Kansas University track team, and yes, he did win the Big 12 Conference Outdoor 200-meter title.
Janet Marie Weibel
August 25, 2002
Topeka  Memorial services for Janet Marie Weibel, 63, Topeka, will be at a later date. She was cremated. Mrs. Weibel died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at a Topeka hospice house.
Weak economy may have affected enrollment
August 25, 2002
One theory being used to explain the continuing decline in enrollment in Lawrence public schools is a slowing economy. Supt. Randy Weseman points to this year’s 79-student decline at Quail Run School as an example.
George Malicky
August 25, 2002
Baldwin  Services for George Malicky, 97, Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home. Mr. Malicky died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center.
David R. Chamberlain
August 25, 2002
Briefly
August 25, 2002
New Orleans: Former governor’s conviction is upheld Pennsylvania: High court allows same-sex adoptions California: Plastic knuckles illegal under new legislation
Briefly
August 25, 2002
Washington: U.S., Russia resolve chicken-export dispute Miami: Lawsuit says inmates escape heat in toilets
Arts notes
August 25, 2002
Baker graduate writes book for freshmen KU alumnus wins award, scholarship Andy Griggs, Ricochet to perform at festival White Cloud gears up for flea market St. Joseph orchestra filling vacancies
t offer a square deal
August 25, 2002
When he hit a car that blew through a stop sign, Aaron “Sparky” Wilhelm never imagined the offending driver’s automobile insurance company could make him pay to repair damage his truck suffered in the accident.
Restored Volkswagen Beetle gains attention
August 25, 2002
If you spend much time downtown in the 700 block of Seventh Street, you’ve probably seen it. Ben Kappen’s dream machine. He likes to park his restored 1961 Volkswagen Beetle in a place he can keep an eye on it, at the curb outside Game Guy, 7 E. Seventh St., where he works.
Private schools luring students
August 25, 2002
Second-grader Ben Sloan is one of the reasons enrollment in the Lawrence public school district has continued to decline for three consecutive years.
s 32nd Street supporters devise strategy
August 25, 2002
Supporters of finishing the South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands hope to have dozens of supporters in their corner next month for a public hearing that could determine the road’s fate.
KU hires new leaders in music
August 25, 2002
Students studying music or participating in vocal or instrumental activities at Kansas University this year will see some new faces. KU’s department of music and dance has filled three key vacancies on its faculty.
Adults ‘feel good’ in familiar back-to-school clothes
August 25, 2002
The first hint of fall is here: Back-to-school clothes are filling retailers’ racks. But the shoppers eagerly awaiting the corduroy and cardigans are not necessarily the same people who will be filling classrooms.
George Malicky
August 25, 2002
CART: Da Matta takes pole in Montreal
August 25, 2002
It was just another routine day for Cristiano da Matta as he took the pole for the inaugural Montreal Molson-Indy with a series of sizzling laps late in Saturday’s qualifying.
Greene helps memories stay alive
Author immortalizes bygone American life
August 25, 2002
Long before Sept. 11 and the outpouring of love and support ordinary people gave to the heroic firefighters, police officers and rescuers at the World Trade Center, there were the residents of North Platte, Neb., who collectively transformed their crossroads town into a second home for soldiers during World War II.
Wrong priority
August 25, 2002
Web site raises educational questions
August 25, 2002
The National Education Assn., the largest teachers union, usually concentrates on convincing legislators, against ample contrary evidence, that increasing the number and pay of teachers is certain to improve schools.
Town celebrates overcoming Andrew
August 25, 2002
With Latin dancing, bustling food stalls and kite flying exhibitions, this tropical farming town celebrated how far it has come since Hurricane Andrew nearly blew it away 10 years ago.
Technology helps bring dog home 6 years later
August 25, 2002
Like the celebrity she’s become, Pooh Bear the poster pooch for high-tech pet identification seems to be enjoying the perks of fame. The star of a real-life “Homeward Bound” adventure that rivals Hollywood’s tear-jerkiest lost-and-found-pet pic is lounging on a Victorian settee, receiving admirers.
Emergency workers honored
VFW chooses EMT, officer of the year
August 25, 2002
When Pat Karlin became a Lawrence firefighter nine years ago and later an emergency medical technician, he expected it to be a thankless job.
Maine senator takes offensive on drug costs
Republican incumbent embraces successful Democratic strategy
August 25, 2002
Two years after Democrats won a Senate seat in Michigan with a campaign targeting the high cost of prescription drugs, they turned their gaze to Maine, another state where seniors regularly go to Canada to buy cheaper pills.
Defense chief continues battles in Pentagon
August 25, 2002
The day before suicide hijackers flew an airliner into the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld gathered some of his rank and file and declared war on the arthritic, money-wasting, change-resistant bureaucracy “not the people, but the processes.”
Deported Palestinian prof lands in Lebanon
Engineer was jailed in United States for more than three years on alleged links to terrorism
August 25, 2002
A deported Palestinian professor who had been jailed on secret evidence that prosecutors said linked him to terrorism landed Saturday in Beirut, Lebanon, supporters said.
Oregon kidnapping investigation yields human remains
August 25, 2002
The FBI uncovered human remains Saturday in an outbuilding behind the house of Ward Weaver, the self-described No. 1 suspect in the case of two missing girls who lived across the street from him, officials said.
Dirty Harry’ screenwriter Dean Riesner dies at 83
August 25, 2002
Dean Riesner, the screenwriter behind several of Clint Eastwood’s early films, including “Dirty Harry” and “The Enforcer,” has died. He was 83.
Seeking Salvation from the Drought
August 25, 2002
For 20 consecutive nights, people had gathered in the city park here to pray for rain. “This is our act of faith,” Bethany Bartlett said as she took a seat on the front row of concrete benches facing the park’s band shell, her umbrella in hand.
Chaplain services offered as new workplace benefit
August 25, 2002
Jean McFarland didn’t have to burden her co-workers the day her late sister was hospitalized three years ago. Nor when her niece went into the hospital last year for brain surgery.
Venezuelans rally for president
Thousands join march for Chavez, call for ouster of Supreme Court justices
August 25, 2002
Tens of thousands of supporters of President Hugo Chavez on Saturday marched through Caracas to show faith in their leader despite an economic recession and revived opposition attempts to oust him.
City schools scrimmage
Lions, Firebirds eager to view tape of workouts
August 25, 2002
After two hours of concurrent, short-field scrimmaging, the Lawrence and Free State high school football teams came away with the same thing: lots of tape to evaluate. Firebirds coach Bob Lisher and Lions coach Dirk Wedd used Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium on Saturday as a chance to tape full-speed scrimmages.
Switching to drama can be risky
Comics look for respect when changing genres
August 25, 2002
Why do moviegoers accept tragedy from the star of “Turner & Hooch” but not from the leading man of “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective?” Like comedy, it’s partly a matter of timing.
Bush lacks convincing case for invasion
August 25, 2002
Hidden agendas are to Washington what cars are to Detroit or skyscrapers to Manhattan: They come in all shapes and sizes. Silent motives color the flawed “debate” over Iraq rattling through the nation’s capital in these somnolent days of August.
Arts notes
August 25, 2002
Paintings to be shown at J. Gladman Gallery Art Affair Gallery to open show
Ronald A. Holt
August 25, 2002
A joint memorial service for Ronald A. Holt, 64, Lawrence, and his wife, Polly, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Cremation is planned. Mr. Holt died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at his home.
Briefly
August 25, 2002
Los Angeles: Los Angeles schools mull banning soda pop sales Berlin: German investigators say Atta trained in Afghanistan Baghdad: Iraq to lobby leaders with anti-U.S. message Texas: Newspaper strikes first against major league baseball
Briefly
August 25, 2002
New York: West Nile virus suspected in deaths Oregon: Firefighters advance fire-line strategy Baltimore: Police leader apologizes for charity fund use San Diego: Marine major draws prison time for fraud
Discover the trail of Lewis and Clark
Bicentennial events expected to draw millions along explorers’ route
August 25, 2002
On a bluff overlooking the Missouri River, a sandstone obelisk stands as a tribute to the lone explorer who died on the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Pacific Ocean nearly 200 years ago.
Center supports small towns
KU, KSU join forces to offer economic assistance
August 25, 2002
Leaders at the Kansas Center for Community Economic Development practice what they preach. What they preach is a message of cooperation to small, struggling Kansas communities.
Style briefs
August 25, 2002
Vogue shows off return-to-‘50s look Skin cleansers should not burn or feel greasy Clear out closets, give items to charity
Preseason Roundup: Jets win bragging rights
Giants lose game, 28-7, and running back Barber
August 25, 2002
Veterans or youngsters, it doesn’t matter to the New York Jets’ efficient offense. Everyone gets a chance.
Seminoles hold on
FSU edges Cyclones, 38-31, in Classic
August 25, 2002
If they’d all been this scary, Bobby Bowden might never have stuck around to win 324 games.
Here are factoids for conversation
August 25, 2002
The other day, I went out looking for an expert on the air-breathing snakehead fish, the one that can wriggle from pond to pond. All I found was a “gone swimming” sign on the fish expert’s door.
Bush continues fund-raising swing
August 25, 2002
His August fund-raising nearly finished, President Bush turned Saturday to giving Republicans a policy record to win on in November and preparing the nation for an extended, expanded war on terror.
9-11 suspect’s surrender reported
Father says his son is not a terrorist
August 25, 2002
A 21-year-old Saudi man sought by the FBI on suspicion of associating with the Sept. 11 hijackers has surrendered to Saudi authorities, his father said Saturday.
Private schools luring students
August 25, 2002
Second-grader Ben Sloan is one of the reasons enrollment in the Lawrence public school district has continued to decline for three consecutive years.
Insurance company complaints pour in
Customers tell state that Farmers firm won’t offer a square deal
August 25, 2002
When he hit a car that blew through a stop sign, Aaron “Sparky” Wilhelm never imagined the offending driver’s automobile insurance company could make him pay to repair damage his truck suffered in the accident.
Area briefs
August 25, 2002
Three-car accident under investigation Lawrence Police seek suspect in armed theft Showers dampen Lawrence
Briefly
August 25, 2002
North Korea: American team seeks remains of U.S. MIAs Rome: Coast guard intercepts boat full of Iraqi Kurds Afghanistan: Report says forces found al-Qaida lab Egypt: Quake shakes Cairo
Bookstore
August 25, 2002
The Motley Fool
August 25, 2002
Name That Company Gambling on Procter & Gamble Parking-lot thoughts The dividend scoop Proxy voting
McGowan lives ‘charmed life’
August 25, 2002
The day after filming wrapped on her first season of “Charmed” last spring, Rose McGowan dyed her hair a flaming red. The producers were not pleased.
Bare Blass’ opens window on elusive fashion designer
August 25, 2002
Bill Blass was best known as a creator of women’s fashion not to mention the favorite escort of New York’s socialites for almost 40 years. But it turns out Blass was more of a man’s man than anyone thought.
Owners slam players’ new proposals; Aug. 30 deadline looms
August 25, 2002
Owners immediately slammed baseball players Saturday for making what management called backward proposals on the key issues of revenue sharing and a luxury tax.
Bookman’s speed certain
Cornerback still must prove football skills
August 25, 2002
Yes, Leo Bookman is fast. Yes, he’s an All-America sprinter for the Kansas University track team, and yes, he did win the Big 12 Conference Outdoor 200-meter title.
Don’t forget whimsy when building cabinets
August 25, 2002
I believe there is room in every home for a whimsical cabinet. Certainly, we can all use a little more storage, and a fantasy cabinet can provide it.
People
August 25, 2002
Damon pangs for Ang McCartney’s ‘Driving’ will take him to Mexico What will the professor say? Crue singer to return Ryder judge to hear motions
SLT’s 32nd Street supporters devise strategy
August 25, 2002
Supporters of finishing the South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands hope to have dozens of supporters in their corner next month for a public hearing that could determine the road’s fate.
Here are factoids for conversation
August 25, 2002
The other day, I went out looking for an expert on the air-breathing snakehead fish, the one that can wriggle from pond to pond. All I found was a “gone swimming” sign on the fish expert’s door.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
August 25, 2002
Arts notes
August 25, 2002
Country singer to appear in Topeka New parking garage open KC Museum Lawrence Art Guild debuts its Web site ‘Tosca’ rescheduled at Lied Center City Scene deadline is Saturday
Dacha devils
August 25, 2002
Even the “religious” plots in Russia are not safe from the vicious. Most anyone who has spent any time in Russia or read much about what the citizenry does with its time and money is familiar with the “dacha.”
Elderly seek travel options once driving days have passed
August 25, 2002
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are outliving their ability to drive, a new study has found, leaving them dependent on others to provide rides for several years.
Winston Cup: Gordon snaps winless streak
August 25, 2002
Jeff Gordon snapped his 31-race victory drought Saturday night, bumping his way past Rusty Wallace with three laps to go to win the Sharpie 500.
NFL Briefs
August 25, 2002
Former Miami receiver McDuffie retires Hall of Famer Jim Otto treated for cancer Texans owner relishes team’s first home game Panther rookie to miss first month of season Vick plays just two series against Dallas
Kansas’ Collison ‘a lot better today’
Oklahoma’ Sampson says Jayhawk’s Team USA experience a boon
August 25, 2002
Nick Collison arrived at Team USA training camp as one of college basketball’s best big men. He’ll return to Kansas University with his reputation intact and then some.
Too many games for playoffs? Ha
Nebraska could win up playing only one game less than the NFL regular-season total of 16
August 25, 2002
Here it is. College football season. The other night the University of Virginia opened at home against Colorado State.
Power takes over hand tools
August 25, 2002
What’s new in hand tools? Plenty. And the bywords are power and functional design, trends owing to an aging population and the legion of women entering the ranks of do-it-yourselfers.
Letourneau lone starter returning in secondary
August 25, 2002
No one ever said Jake Letourneau was fast. But as the only returning starter to the secondary of Kansas University’s football team, it’s obvious that Letourneau has one thing going for him.
Trust will only grow in soil of fairness
August 25, 2002
I’m a mortgage holder, nervous about the economy, employed in an industry that is sensitive to ups and downs, dismayed about the losses in my 401(k) mutual-fund retirement savings, dubious about the future of Social Security and furious staggered by perversions of our free-market system.
Local Briefs
August 25, 2002
Politics: Magazine names Roberts funniest U.S. senator Music: Fiddlers and pickers to take stage in park Entertainment: KU Med fund-raiser to feature actor’s band
Hundreds turn out to protest Nazi rally
August 25, 2002
An hour before the start of National Socialist Movement’s much-publicized White Unity Rally here Saturday, Brian Conn, 37, was looking for the best place to stand. He wanted to be able to see and hear the neo-Nazis, soon to be perched atop the south steps of the Capitol. But he also wanted to hear and support the hecklers.
Business briefs
August 25, 2002
David R. Chamberlain
August 25, 2002
Services for David R. Chamberlain, 53, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Chamberlain died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002.
Horoscopes
August 25, 2002
Bechard encouraged by scrimmage
August 25, 2002
It was hard to tell much about this season’s Kansas University volleyball team Saturday night. In the Jayhawks’ first public scrimmage at the Horejsi Center, the blue squad beat the red team handily, 3-0.
Kansas football fortunes uncertain
August 25, 2002
If I plunked a Sacagawea dollar into my pocket every time someone asked me how I thought the Kansas University football team would do this fall, I’d be listing to starboard. New coach. New staff. New interest. New enthusiasm.