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Brownback to speak at Haskell
August 26, 2002
(Updated Monday at 12:41 p.m.) U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., will speak about the war on terrorism and other issues before Congress at a breakfast meeting Tuesday morning at Haskell Indian Nations University.
One person killed in two-vehicle accident
August 26, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:34 p.m.) A 62-year-old Topeka woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning just east of Big Springs on U.S. Highway 40 in Douglas County.
Mild weather expected this week
August 26, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:33 p.m.) If you like consistency in your weather, you’re in for a treat you can expect highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s this week.
Electronic leash
High-tech bracelets allow parents to track children
August 26, 2002
Given the recent spate of high-profile child abductions, Eric Wasman now double-bolts his front doors and shuts his windows even on hot nights. And soon, he’ll arm his two young daughters, ages 4 and 2, with high-tech bracelets he hopes will keep them safer and buy him some peace of mind.
New cinematic genre produced on PCs
August 26, 2002
He was trapped in the dimly lit, tile-floor control room, explosions erupting around him. His life, it seemed, was about to end. But a few deft keystrokes later, he managed to hack into the computer system and open an escape hatch.
All-in-one remote would talk to appliances
August 26, 2002
It’s the one remote control you wouldn’t want to lose. That’s because it’s the ONLY remote you’d have. Researchers are hard at work trying to create an all-in-one controller that would choreograph not just home entertainment systems but also intelligent appliances all around the house: microwave ovens, clothes dryers, air conditioners, you name it.
What’s new
August 26, 2002
Students turn to Internet for education at home FBI raids firm that hacked into military computers
Violent party ends in arrests
Revelers target police in scene reminiscent of ‘giant mosh pit’
August 26, 2002
Saturday night partying turned violent Sunday morning in a disturbance involving several hundred people at a Lawrence apartment complex. When the smoke cleared, three law enforcement agencies had responded to the scene, police officers had been assaulted, a patrol car had been badly damaged, and about 20 people had been hauled to jail.
One in 32 American adults in prison, probation or parole
August 26, 2002
One in every 32 adults in the United States was behind bars or on probation or parole by the end of last year, according to a government report Sunday that found a record 6.6 million people in the nation’s correctional system.
Contest offers pick of talent
Sweet sounds sway listeners at South Park
August 26, 2002
There was music in the air Sunday in Lawrence’s South Park good old-fashioned country, bluegrass, mountain and even a little classical music. And people like Justin Barnett, Lawrence, who comes every year to the annual Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships, couldn’t get enough of it.
Sebelius adopts textbook campaign tactics for Nov. 5
August 26, 2002
By late July, Democrat Kathleen Sebelius had raised about $1.8 million for her campaign for governor. During the past month, she’s been spending a good chunk of it on four television ads touting her record as insurance commissioner but not mentioning her party affiliation.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
August 26, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.36 at Sam’s Food Mart, 1910 Haskell Ave.
Poet’s papers rescued from trash
August 26, 2002
A Pennsylvania antique dealer was disposing of some boxes for a client last year when one fell apart and out spilled a treasure trove of documents from the late author and poet Carl Sandburg.
On the record
August 26, 2002
Pair injured in Geary County fire
August 26, 2002
A couple who managed a Geary County motel were badly burned Sunday morning when the building where they lived erupted in flames. Lalji Patel and his wife, Kokila, were flown to Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita, where they were on ventilators and in critical condition, the hospital’s house supervisor said.
Malicky services
August 26, 2002
Dorothy Ann Langewisch
August 26, 2002
Politicians play in contest
August 26, 2002
For about 30 minutes Sunday, Chris Biggs switched from being a political candidate to being a musician. “It’s a nice stress reliever, that’s for sure,” said Biggs, the Democratic candidate for Kansas attorney general who played his guitar at the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships in South Park.
Fiddling champions announced
August 26, 2002
Here are the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships winners.
Judge dismisses suit against Hutchinson
August 26, 2002
A judge has dismissed the $7.5 million lawsuit filed by mobile home park owners against the city of Hutchinson over fatal gas explosions.
GOP split over Iraq invasion
August 26, 2002
A funny thing is happening on the way to the war. Republicans are fighting among themselves about whether to support President Bush’s “regime change” in Iraq while Democrats are falling all over themselves to back Bush.
Critic urges consumers to think outside the big box
August 26, 2002
Wal-Mart is the world’s largest retailer. So perhaps it’s not surprising that foes of the company are legion. Among the most famous is Al Norman. In 1993, he helped block Wal-Mart’s plans to build a store in his hometown of Greenfield, Mass.
N.Y. fire trucks still tainted by toxic dust
August 26, 2002
A report done for a firefighters’ union determined that dust from the World Trade Center collapse that was found in fire trucks contained asbestos in excess of federal safety standards, contradicting the Fire Department’s own tests.
Delaware compiles database of ‘future criminals’
August 26, 2002
Police in Delaware are trying to get a head-start on cracking crimes before they happen by setting up a database that contains a list of people who officers believe are likely to break the law.
Saudis confirm 9-11suspect in custody
August 26, 2002
The Saudi Interior Ministry on Sunday confirmed it was holding a 21-year-old Saudi man the FBI is seeking for alleged links to the Sept. 11 hijackers.
Top teachers
August 26, 2002
Seeing surprised university teachers receive a well-deserved pat on the back just doesn’t get old. Even though the Kemper Awards for teaching excellence are in their seventh year at Kansas University, it’s still exciting to see the university’s top teachers get a pat on the back in the form of a $5,000 bonus.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
August 26, 2002
U.S. Open opens today
August 26, 2002
Lleyton Hewitt’s fighting spirit has helped him become a Grand Slam champion and the world’s top-ranked player. It also gets him into trouble.
Not Hitler
August 26, 2002
Fool’s gold
August 26, 2002
Chess champion to visit Lindsborg tourney
August 26, 2002
Lindsborg has captured a major chess player. Former world champion Anatoly Karpov will appear at the Lindsborg Rotary Open in December.
On the money
August 26, 2002
Like most Wall Street investments, mutual funds have been hammered by stock market volatility in recent months.
Chiefs’ Woods out for year
Starting free safety suffers broken leg in Sunday’s 17-14 loss
August 26, 2002
A frustrating training camp keeps getting worse for the Kansas City Chiefs. Missing ever since camp opened is All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez, who wants more money and permission to continue to seek an NBA career.
Ibanez helps Royals snap six-game slide - Kansas City 4, Minnesota 2
KC halts home skid
August 26, 2002
Back on June 5, Raul Ibanez was hitting just .198 and had one home run and 14 RBIs. Since then, he’s become a different hitter. Ibanez, Chuck Knoblauch and Michael Tucker each hit solo home runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins, 4-2, Sunday to snap a six-game home losing streak.
Little League World Series: Louisville takes title
Pitcher homers, sets two records in 1-0 victory
August 26, 2002
Aaron Alvey knew he had a home run when he saw the first pitch coming in the first inning. The 12-year-old pitcher didn’t seem so sure when he got the last out to win the Little League World Series, letting out a huge sigh of relief.
Arizona senior wins Amateur
Oklahoma State’s Mahan upended 2 and 1
August 26, 2002
Ricky Barnes of Stockton, Calif., used a dazzling combination of power and finesse to beat Hunter Mahan 2 and 1 on Sunday in the 102nd U.S. Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills CC.
KU utilizing liberos
NCAA’s new position could be key
August 26, 2002
Three Kansas University volleyball players looked strangely out of place when they suited up in blue road uniforms while the rest of the team wore their home whites for the team’s first public scrimmage on Saturday at Horejsi Center.
National league roundup: Big Unit strikes out 16
D’backs beat Cubs, 7-0, in Johnson’s 19th victory
August 26, 2002
Even by his own incredible standards, Randy Johnson was bringing it Sunday. His fastball has never been faster. His slider topped out at 90 mph. “I just woke up today and I was a power pitcher,” he said with a straight face, “you know, lo and behold.”
Owners make move
Players say response slight progress
August 26, 2002
A day after criticizing players, baseball owners made a new economic proposal Sunday that moved toward the union in an effort to head off a strike later this week.
U.S. slips past Germany
Pierce only ex-Jayhawk to score in 91-73 win
August 26, 2002
Just one of Kansas University’s three representatives on Team USA scored in Sunday’s surprisingly tight 91-73 world championship exhibition victory over Germany at the Rose Garden.
WNBA playoffs: Liberty drop Mystics, reach fourth Finals
August 26, 2002
Teresa Weatherspoon jumped on the press table and danced amid the falling confetti. Vickie Johnson just smiled after donning her orange Eastern Conference championship hat.
NFL briefs
August 26, 2002
San Diego releases 10 Seattle releases eight Spurrier cuts ex-Gator Bears trim roster to 81 Bucs slice Wunsch Jaguars cut 13 players
Gordon savors end of 31-race drought
Victory at Bristol first since Sept. 20, 2001
August 26, 2002
Jeff Gordon hoisted the enormous Bristol Motor Speedway trophy over his head, hesitant to ever put it down. It had been so long since he last stood in Victory Lane confetti raining down on him, fireworks popping above that Gordon wanted to savor every moment of this win.
World Online Video: Winners in the 2002 Fiddling and Picking Championships
August 26, 2002
Video clips of the winners in Sunday’s Fiddling and Picking Championships.
Scientist again denies role in anthrax attacks
August 26, 2002
The biowarfare expert under scrutiny in the anthrax attacks says the FBI has accepted his offer to undergo a blood test he says will prove his innocence.
Horoscopes
August 26, 2002
Drought sucks life from lakes
Animals, plants, soil, groundwater falling victim to dry weather
August 26, 2002
Lowell Aberson, a Kansas Wildlife & Parks biologist, was walking across the bottom of Hain State Fishing Lake. Except for a shrinking pool of water in the center, dry inch-wide cracks covered the lake bed’s 53 acres. It looked like a giant jigsaw puzzle.
People
August 26, 2002
Publicist praises boyfriend Regis-Kelly tiff rumored Book recounts 2000 election Broker’s home on the market
Almanac predicts abundant snow for much of U.S.
August 26, 2002
If last winter’s mild weather kept your snow shovel buried beneath beach towels and tanning butter, the Farmers’ Almanac recommends dusting it off this fall.
KU aide comes full circle
Henderson returns to Jayhawks after 24 years to coach secondary
August 26, 2002
He played football for Kansas University and he now coaches football for Kansas University. What goes around has come around for Pat Henderson. The 50-year-old former reserve linebacker for the Jayhawks is now KU’s secondary coach.
ISU’s Wallace shows he’s real deal
Senior quarterback nearly willed Cyclones to greatest victory in school history
August 26, 2002
Iowa State’s Heisman Trophy campaign for senior quarterback Seneca Wallace takes clever to new heights. Last year, Oregon spent $250,000 to place a 40-foot high billboard of quarterback Joey Harrington in New York City.
Lion goes out of his way to play golf this summer
August 26, 2002
Golf’s maxim is fairly simple to improve, one must play a lot. Nathaniel Spencer took that to heart this summer. In fact, the Lawrence High junior played so often, and competed in so many tournaments, it’s a toss-up as to what traveled farther: all his shots combined or his mother’s Nissan Altima.
Henderson returns to Jayhawks after 24 years to coach secondary
August 26, 2002
He played football for Kansas University and he now coaches football for Kansas University. What goes around has come around for Pat Henderson. The 50-year-old former reserve linebacker for the Jayhawks is now KU’s secondary coach.
Briefly
August 26, 2002
Alaska: Rare white black bear exempt from hunting Boston: Residents take tour of ‘Big Dig’ project Florida: Legislators support child-welfare changes Massachusetts: MIT freshmen must live on campus Philadelphia: Passenger arrested with .357 Magnum Miami: Islamic group seeks bomb plot investigation
August 26, 2002
Saturday night partying turned violent Sunday morning in a disturbance involving several hundred people at a Lawrence apartment complex. When the smoke cleared, three law enforcement agencies had responded to the scene, police officers had been assaulted, a patrol car had been badly damaged, and about 20 people had been hauled to jail.
Web sites focus on Iraq, Hussein
August 26, 2002
With the debate on how and why to defeat Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein boiling like the summer sun over Baghdad, we discovered these Web sites full of details on the confrontation.
Lawrence City Commission
August 26, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Sunflower Broadband 25
Hospital gift shop seeks customer-friendly help
August 26, 2002
Lawrence Memorial Hospital needs four volunteers to work at the gift shop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The work is done in pairs, so volunteers may sign up with a friend or family member.
Will Democrats gain in ‘02?
August 26, 2002
In 1996, Bill Clinton became the sixth president of the 20th century to win re-election. But two years later, he and his Democratic Party achieved something far more unusual by gaining House seats in a midterm election.
American league roundup: Oakland’s winning streak reaches 12
Chavez, Mabry hit two-run doubles in eighth to help Athletics top Tigers, 10-7
August 26, 2002
Boeing machinists rally as talks hit critical stage
August 26, 2002
Hundreds of Boeing machinists and union supporters rallied Sunday outside the hotel where contract negotiations are going down to the wire.
Residents debate effects of Wal-Mart SuperCenter
August 26, 2002
Downtown probably wouldn’t notice any competition from the opening of a Wal-Mart SuperCenter at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, experts say. But there’s considerable debate about how the proposed store would affect commercial developments in the rest of Lawrence.
Influential executive for movie studio dies
Ted Ashley had blockbuster touch for Warner Bros.
August 26, 2002
Lawyers: Iraq action up to Bush alone
August 26, 2002
White House lawyers have told President Bush he would not need congressional approval to attack Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, sources said Sunday night. Two senior administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said White House counsel Al Gonzales advised Bush earlier this month that the Constitution gives the president authority to wage war without explicit authority from Congress.
Missing girl’s body identified; second set of remains found
August 26, 2002
FBI agents searching a man’s property Sunday in the disappearance of two teenage neighbors identified a body found in his shed as one of the girls and found a second set of remains.
Global summit to focus on strategy for action that bypasses treaty holdouts
August 26, 2002
Like a college student at a frat party, much of the world is on a binge. Oil and gas are being consumed faster than ever. Emissions of pollutants and global-warming gases are at an all-time high. Forests are shrinking.
China sets date to pick new leaders
August 26, 2002
China set the date Sunday for its Communist Party national congress, a watershed event expected to position a new generation of leaders for the world’s most populous nation as it undergoes wrenching economic and social change.
Comparison shopping begins with current policy
August 26, 2002
Shopping for auto insurance quotes sounds simple, but it can be a big problem if you don’t know what you’re looking for. For starters, you’ll need to understand your current policy so you can compare it to a competitor’s offer.
Learning the basics of 529 plans
August 26, 2002
No more summer brain drain. It’s time to get back to the basics of learning full-time. In honor of the traditional back-to-school preparation that many school-aged children go through this time of year, I thought it only fair to put the adults to work as well.
Hokies roll in rout
No. 16 Virginia Tech cruises, 63-7
August 26, 2002
By the end of the first quarter, there was no doubt coach Frank Beamer was going to celebrate his 150th win. Lee Suggs ran for his first touchdown in almost a year and Virginia Tech scored a team-record 56 points before halftime Sunday as the No. 16 Hokies routed Arkansas State 63-7 in the Hispanic College Fund Football Classic.
Residents debate effects of Wal-Mart SuperCenter
August 26, 2002
Downtown probably wouldn’t notice any competition from the opening of a Wal-Mart SuperCenter at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, experts say. But there’s considerable debate about how the proposed store would affect commercial developments in the rest of Lawrence.
Animals, plants, soil, groundwater falling victim to dry weather
August 26, 2002
Lowell Aberson, a Kansas Wildlife & Parks biologist, was walking across the bottom of Hain State Fishing Lake. Except for a shrinking pool of water in the center, dry inch-wide cracks covered the lake bed’s 53 acres. It looked like a giant jigsaw puzzle.
Local briefs
August 26, 2002
Lawrence Humane Society seeks pet supply donations Higher education: Baker classes begin today; enrollment remains steady Multiculturalism: University program awarded for minority retention efforts Community service: Lawrence blood drive planned
Signs’ reclaims box office crown as summer lineup fades
August 26, 2002
The signs are everywhere that summer blockbuster season has ended. The alien-invasion tale “Signs” climbed back to the No. 1 spot at the box office with a $14.4 million haul in its fourth weekend, while the espionage thriller “XXX,” the top film for the last two weekends, came in a close second with $13.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Lawrence briefs
August 26, 2002
Student injured in fall Firefighters collecting for disease fund Holiday weekend travel expected to decrease Substance abuse conference scheduled in Kansas City 71-year-old accused of killing family members
John E. Pearson
August 26, 2002
Joyce Drummond
August 26, 2002
Lindley services
August 26, 2002
Lawrence school board won’t meet today
August 26, 2002
The Lawrence school board is taking a breather. Scott Morgan, board president, said he decided in consultation with Supt. Randy Weseman that the board wouldn’t meet again this month.
Recovering but remembering
August 26, 2002
How much is too much? That seems to be the question du jour among us media types as the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches.
Prof says water quota is all wet
August 26, 2002
Drink at least eight glasses of water a day. If you wait until you’re thirsty to drink, you’re not drinking enough. Drinking water between meals helps you lose weight. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
Stone unites descendants of former slave and owner
August 26, 2002
Jeremiah McCanse survived slavery to become a prominent merchant and civic leader in Spring Hill. When he was sick, the city quietly supported him out of the public treasury. And when he died in 1904, he was buried with military honors beneath a headstone that misspelled his name.
Insurers driving up prices
How to cut coverage cost
August 26, 2002
If you haven’t looked at your auto insurance policy lately, it’s time for a reality check. After years of holding their rates steady and in some cases even dropping them many of the top auto insurers have boosted rates this year, including State Farm (6.9 percent), Farmers Insurance (6.9 percent) and Allstate (8.9 percent).
IRL Gateway 250: De Ferran edges teammate Castroneves
Marlboro Team Penske duo 1-2 in Illinois, also 1-2 in points chase
August 26, 2002
Gil de Ferran beat teammate Helio Castroneves to the finish line in the IRL Gateway 250 on Sunday, and now they’re also running 1-2 in the points standings with only two races to go.
Franchitti topples runaway points leader da Matta
August 26, 2002
Dario Franchitti took advantage of Cristiano da Matta’s strategic gamble Sunday to win the inaugural Montreal Molson Indy.
City softball standings as of Sunday, August 25.
August 26, 2002
Here are the city softball standings as of Sunday, August 25.
Briefly
August 26, 2002
California: Gasoline prices up slightly Iraq: Airstrike reportedly kills 8 Afghanistan: Bomb explodes at U.N. house
Sweet sounds sway listeners at South Park
August 26, 2002
There was music in the air Sunday in Lawrence’s South Park  good old-fashioned country, bluegrass, mountain and even a little classical music. And people like Justin Barnett, Lawrence, who comes every year to the annual Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships, couldn’t get enough of it.
Mild weather expected this week
August 26, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:33 p.m.) If you like consistency in your weather, you’re in for a treat  you can expect highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s this week.
Critic urges consumers to think outside the big box
August 26, 2002
Wal-Mart is the world’s largest retailer. So perhaps it’s not surprising that foes of the company are legion. Among the most famous is Al Norman. In 1993, he helped block Wal-Mart’s plans to build a store in his hometown of Greenfield, Mass.
Woman dies during promo
August 26, 2002
A woman taking part in a minor-league baseball promotion collapsed and died as she ran across the baseball field in search of a hidden diamond.
Politicians play in contest
August 26, 2002
For about 30 minutes Sunday, Chris Biggs switched from being a political candidate to being a musician. “It’s a nice stress reliever, that’s for sure,” said Biggs, the Democratic candidate for Kansas attorney general who played his guitar at the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships in South Park.
A&E takes glance at working poor
August 26, 2002
What is it like supporting a family on a minimum-wage salary? “Investigative Reports: Wage Slaves: Not Getting By in America” (8 p.m., A&E) takes a provocative look at a surprisingly large segment of American society.
Baretta’ has new life in DVD format
August 26, 2002
Universal Studios Home Video plans to release episodes of “Baretta,” the 1970s detective series starring Robert Blake, on DVD this fall, even though Blake is jailed on murder charges.