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Hundreds turn out for Playboy model autograph signing
August 27, 2002
Squinting in the sunlight, Carey Oroke looked up and smiled then looked down to sign another photo of her mostly nude body. She handed over the copy of Playboy and moved on to the next young man in line Tuesday at the Jayhawk Bookstore.
Light chance of rain in Lawrence’s forecast
August 27, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 8:56 a.m.) More warm and sticky weather is in Lawrence’s forecast for Tuesday, with just a thin chance for rain.
After years of ordnance blasts, veteran thankful for subtle sounds
August 27, 2002
For 10 years, Devon Shipman of Lawrence traveled the world detonating bombs and other kinds of weaponry for the U.S. military. But his work with the explosive ordnance disposal group took its toll.
Looking ahead
August 27, 2002
When it comes to commercial development, it’s difficult for a growing city to plan too far ahead. Plan ahead. It seems like simple enough advice. Looking down the road and setting a direction that others can follow or plan around saves a lot of headaches in the long run.
Private patrols planned at site of apartment brawl
August 27, 2002
Private security patrols have been increased at a Lawrence apartment complex where a crowd of as many as a thousand people Sunday morning brawled among themselves and with police.
GTAs unanimously approve contract
August 27, 2002
Kansas University’s graduate teaching assistants ended two years of negotiations Monday by unanimously approving a new contract. The 70-0 vote sends the contract to the Kansas Board of Regents and Department of Administration, both of which are expected to approve the deal to take effect Oct. 1.
Teens favor more Internet-related lesson plans
August 27, 2002
If American teen-agers had given their teachers a summer homework assignment, it may well have entailed some serious Web surfing time.
Evolution debate rekindled
August 27, 2002
It’s back-to-school time. That means school supplies, clothes, packing lunches and the annual battle over what can be taught.
In midst of budget deficits, beer, liquor lobbies press for tax cut
August 27, 2002
The alcoholic beverage industry is pressing Congress to lower the federal excise tax on beer, wine and liquor just as several states are considering raising their “sin” taxes to help close budget deficits.
Packers’ starters sloppy in victory
Green Bay spots Browns 14 points before rallying for 27-20 exhibition decision
August 27, 2002
Renovations at Lambeau Field are 70 percent complete, and the Green Bay Packers’ own makeover remains very much a work in progress.
Insurance companies offer policies to cover expenses of identity theft
August 27, 2002
Miami, OU tied for No. 1
August 27, 2002
Miami and Oklahoma, the last two national champions, hope to wind up playing in the Fiesta Bowl in January for another title. For now, they’ll share in a little history.
James R. Thornton
August 27, 2002
Complex increases security
Private patrols planned at site of apartment brawl
August 27, 2002
Private security patrols have been increased at a Lawrence apartment complex where a crowd of as many as a thousand people Sunday morning brawled among themselves and with police.
KU offers several scholarships that weigh merit
August 27, 2002
Kansas University awards several scholarships primarily based on merit.
Cheney: Iraqi strike justified
August 27, 2002
Vice President Dick Cheney warned Monday that the United States could face devastating consequences from any delay in acting to remove Saddam Hussein as president of Iraq.
Lotion containing caffeine lowers risk of skin cancer in lab mice
August 27, 2002
Caffeine may help prevent skin cancer, according scientists at Rutgers University. Experiments with mice showed caffeine seemed to fend off the formation of squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer, by helping kill off precancerous cells.
Local briefs
August 27, 2002
More Kemper Awards issued National Guard unit returns Haskell convocation today Lawrence suspect faces infant sodomy charges Restaurant employee robbed
World Summit opens with high expectations
August 27, 2002
The World Summit on Sustainable Development opened here Monday with the lofty aspiration that representatives of more than 190 nations will agree on a plan to develop the poorest countries without further fouling air, polluting water or degrading land.
Looking ahead
August 27, 2002
When it comes to commercial development, it’s difficult for a growing city to plan too far ahead. Plan ahead. It seems like simple enough advice. Looking down the road and setting a direction that others can follow or plan around saves a lot of headaches in the long run.
Looks likely to win on ‘Idol’
August 27, 2002
I thought I could go the entire summer without writing a column about “American Idol: The Search for a Superstar” (8 p.m., Fox). It’s not that I don’t like the show.
Magnificent musician
LHS senior ready to tour Europe
August 27, 2002
Eighteen-year-old Tyson Williams is a dreamer and a doer. In May, his years of studying piano and organ will take him on a two-week tour of Europe, where he and three other young Kansas musicians will perform and visit the sites in London, Paris and points in-between.
Daily ticker
August 27, 2002
Weibel services
August 27, 2002
Louis F. Traxler
August 27, 2002
Professor reports threatening e-mail after criticizing Cabela’s display
August 27, 2002
A Kansas University professor has reported being threatened after appearing on television criticizing as “disrespectful and racist” a display at a Kansas City, Kan., sporting goods store.
Study questions equity of merit-based scholarships
August 27, 2002
Merit-based state scholarships tend to benefit college students who are least likely to need them, and in some cases are widening enrollment gaps between white and minority students, according to a study of programs in four states.
LHS senior ready to tour Europe
August 27, 2002
Eighteen-year-old Tyson Williams is a dreamer  and a doer. In May, his years of studying piano and organ will take him on a two-week tour of Europe, where he and three other young Kansas musicians will perform and visit the sites in London, Paris and points in-between.
Consent key to medical privacy
August 27, 2002
When the Bush administration accepted Clinton administration proposals for medical-records regulations including a requirement for seeking patient consent for treatment, payment and “health operations” some suggested that President Bush just might become known as the “privacy president.”
Owners waiting on players
August 27, 2002
Just four days before baseball players were scheduled to strike, the sides stopped their public posturing and instead devoted Monday to a series of meetings that went on late into the night.
Briefcase
August 27, 2002
Hershey sale debated; Nestle may be interested Internet: Online ad company settles privacy case Airline: United to announce cuts Agriculture: Rains help soybeans
American League Roundup: Yanks rip Rangers
August 27, 2002
Jason Giambi reached 100 RBIs and Derek Jeter scored his 100th run. Alfonso Soriano set a team record for homers by a second baseman and Bernie Williams collected three more hits to extend his hitting streak to 17 games.
Lawrence losing LaGarde to Olathe office park
Unfinished South Lawrence Trafficway influences company’s decision to move
August 27, 2002
One of Lawrence’s fast-growing, high-tech companies is moving to an Olathe office park. Bob LaGarde announced Monday that he was moving his west Lawrence software development company to the Cedar Creek Corporate Park in Olathe.
Longtime KU football secretary cutting back
After 34 seasons and 10 head coaches, Hazlett slows down, but ‘I don’t want to give it up’
August 27, 2002
Marge Hazlett once was asked to fill in for a few days in the Kansas University football office. She stayed for more than three decades.
McCarney: Move on
Coach tells Cyclones to get over opening loss
August 27, 2002
Get over it. Move on. Iowa State coach Dan McCarney says it’s time to put aside the debate over whether Seneca Wallace scored on the next-to-last play of the Cyclones’ 38-31 loss to Florida State and concentrate on Saturday’s home game with Kansas.
Singer trains at NASA even though spaceflight up in the air
August 27, 2002
‘N Sync singer Lance Bass started a week of NASA training on Monday for a possible flight to the international space station, even though the trip is still uncertain because of contract issues with the Russians.
6Sports video report: Linebackers comfortable with their depth
August 27, 2002
6Sports reports on the Jayhawk linebacking corps and their outlook on this year’s group.
August 27, 2002
Mark Mangino can think of teams against which he would rather open the season. Mangino, however, will be pacing the sideline Saturday in Ames, Iowa, when his Jayhawks meet Iowa State in his first game as a college head coach.
Briefly
August 27, 2002
Iowa: ACT exam to add optional essay Philadelphia: Loaded gun got past Atlanta airport security Wyoming: Wildfire threatens homes, ranches New York City: Officials show stash of illegal cigarettes Florida: Three deaths reported after plastic surgery
Bus workers try again for union
August 27, 2002
A year after a failed first attempt, workers at the private company that runs the city bus system are trying to form a union. An official with the National Labor Relations Board said Monday a vote to approve or reject a union at MV Transportation Inc. will be Sept. 20.
Mangino impressed by ISU
First-year KU coach says Iowa State ‘very good football team’
August 27, 2002
Mark Mangino can think of teams against which he would rather open the season. Mangino, however, will be pacing the sideline Saturday in Ames, Iowa, when his Jayhawks meet Iowa State in his first game as a college head coach.
Official: Project affecting air quality
Commissioner follows up on employee petition, says problems are temporary
August 27, 2002
Dozens of Douglas County employees complaining about air quality at work likely are suffering from a short-term malady that should be cured soon, a county commissioner said Monday.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
August 27, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.36 at Sam’s Food Mart, 1910 Haskell Ave.
Drought has businesses, farmers stuck in economic uncertainty
August 27, 2002
There are a lot of dry counties in Kansas this year. But Greeley County is one of the driest. From August 2001 to this July, just 6.18 inches of rain fell here. That’s 2 inches less than fell during the fabled Dust Bowl years of 1934-1935. Then, there were 8.84 inches. And though 6 inches is the official county total, not everyone has been so lucky.
People
August 27, 2002
Actress pleads to DUI charge Be part of the movie magic Chicks give radio feedback Johnny Cash hospitalized
After years of ordnance blasts, veteran thankful for subtle sounds
August 27, 2002
For 10 years, Devon Shipman of Lawrence traveled the world detonating bombs and other kinds of weaponry for the U.S. military. But his work with the explosive ordnance disposal group took its toll.
Bus workers try again for union
August 27, 2002
A year after a failed first attempt, workers at the private company that runs the city bus system are trying to form a union. An official with the National Labor Relations Board said Monday a vote to approve or reject a union at MV Transportation Inc. will be Sept. 20.
August 27, 2002
Marge Hazlett once was asked to fill in for a few days in the Kansas University football office. She stayed for more than three decades.
KU baseball staff taking shape
August 27, 2002
First-year Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price named two of his three assistants Monday, both coming from the state of California.
GTAs unanimously approve contract
August 27, 2002
Kansas University’s graduate teaching assistants ended two years of negotiations Monday by unanimously approving a new contract. The 70-0 vote sends the contract to the Kansas Board of Regents and Department of Administration, both of which are expected to approve the deal to take effect Oct. 1.
World Online video: Jennifer Whalen talks about her newfound fame
August 27, 2002
After her appearance in Playboy’s “Girls of the Big 12” issue, the KU student says that everyone is now her friend.
World Online video: Students line up for “Girls of the Big 12” models
August 27, 2002
Crowds of KU students gathered at the Jayhawk Bookstore Tuesday afternoon in search of autographs.
Local briefs
August 27, 2002
Chamber of Commerce: Brownback to visit HINU, speak at breakfast Health: West Nile virus found in Jefferson County
Briefly
August 27, 2002
Jerusalem: Seven Israeli Arabs arrested as bombing accomplices Russia: Probe shows helicopter shot down by rebel fire Spain: Parliament takes steps to outlaw Basque party
Daly’s ‘Last Call’ becomes a daily
August 27, 2002
If Carson Daly seems to be everywhere all at once, that’s because he is. He appears on the daily MTV show “Total Request Live” and on NBC’s late-night talk show “Last Call with Carson Daly” Mondays through Thursdays and, starting Sept. 6, Fridays as well.
In the halls
August 27, 2002
Class-action status sought from judge in Wyandotte Nation’s KCK land case
August 27, 2002
The Wyandotte Nation and local government officials have requested that a judge create a defendant class in the tribe’s legal claim to more than 1,900 acres of land near downtown Kansas City.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
August 27, 2002
Wrong location
August 27, 2002
Letter to the editor: Officer attitude
August 27, 2002
Column lauded
August 27, 2002
Tuition figures
August 27, 2002
Bilateral approach may work in Iraq
August 27, 2002
Unilateralism, bilateralism, multilateralism they are similar-sounding -isms with different meanings. The first is the go-it-alone-ism that so many people seem to fear. The second is the go-with-Britain-ism that engenders appreciation as well as assistance.
Psychiatric group plans inspection of China
August 27, 2002
The world’s leading psychiatric association decided Monday to look into reports that China is silencing political dissidents by confining them to mental wards, where some are drugged or undergo electric shocks.
Davenport rolls in Round One
Kournikova booed after shocking loss at U.S. Open
August 27, 2002
Former champion Lindsay Davenport, seeded fourth and playing her first Grand Slam match of the year, beat Eva Dyrberg 6-2, 6-1, Monday at the U.S. Open.
DNA evidence overturns conviction
August 27, 2002
Eddie Joe Lloyd broke into tears as he talked about Michelle Jackson, the Detroit teenager whose brutal rape and murder sent him to prison for 17 years.
National League Roundup: Sheets shuts down Chicago
August 27, 2002
Ben Sheets is perfect against Chicago. Sheets pitched into the ninth inning to beat the Cubs for the fifth straight time, and Jorge Fabregas hit a two-run double for his first hit with Milwaukee as the Brewers ended a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory against Chicago on Monday night.
Central cuts 9th-grade football
August 27, 2002
A lack of numbers has forced Central Junior High to suspend its ninth-grade football program this fall. Principal Ted Juneau said the seven CJHS ninth-graders who expressed interest in playing football were invited to play for South Junior High instead.
McAfrika sandwich riles humanitarian groups
August 27, 2002
Humanitarian groups criticized McDonald’s for a new sandwich called the McAfrika, saying the offering is poorly timed because millions of Africans are facing starvation.
Connex to relocate, expand
Teleconferencing center to move from downtown
August 27, 2002
A teleconferencing center is relocating its operations and its 65 employees from downtown Lawrence to East 23rd Street. An official with Connex International confirmed the company is moving from its 10,000-square-foot office at 947 Mass. to a 15,000-square-foot office in the 10 Marketplace development on the northeast corner of 23rd and Harper streets.
New-home sales set monthly record
August 27, 2002
Motivated by low mortgage rates, house hunters turned into buyers, sending new-home sales in July to the highest monthly level on record and giving a solid boost to sales of previously owned homes.
Chiefs slice 8 players
August 27, 2002
The Kansas City Chiefs placed safety Jerome Woods on the injured reserve list Monday and cut eight others before Tuesday’s NFL deadline to reduce rosters to 65 players.
Ex-Jayhawk Murphy cut; Rod Jones out for year
August 27, 2002
Former Kansas University linebacker Chaz Murphy was waived by the Detroit Lions on Monday. Murphy, a free agent, last played for the Jayhawks in 2000.
Poll shows support in Heartland
August 27, 2002
A majority of the residents of Missouri and Illinois support a military strike against Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein from power, new polls of registered voters in both states show.
Lidle’s streak comes to end, but Athletics run sizz to 13 - A’s 6, Royals 3
August 27, 2002
Cory Lidle managed to regroup in time after his scoreless inning streak was snapped after 32 innings because of an unearned run.
Fairgrounds policies, fees to be reviewed
August 27, 2002
The community building at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds is proving so popular that its managers say they need new policies to regulate its use.
Boat ramp plan to go forward
August 27, 2002
Douglas County commissioners are prepared to spend up to $5,000 a year to take care of a boat ramp that might be built along the banks of the Kansas River north of Lecompton. The money would finance the mowing of grass as well as trash collection in Jefferson County.
Josephine D. Wright
August 27, 2002
Pearson services
August 27, 2002
Suspect found guilty in Yosemite murders
August 27, 2002
A former motel handyman was convicted Monday of the 1999 slayings of three Yosemite park tourists in a crime that shattered the serene image of one of America’s most treasured places.
FBI renews search for anthrax in Florida
August 27, 2002
Saying its original investigations were incomplete, the FBI plans this week to go back inside an anthrax-contaminated building owned by tabloid publisher American Media Inc., where an employee was fatally infected last fall, officials said Monday.
Topekan killed in U.S. 40 wreck
August 27, 2002
A Topeka woman was killed Monday morning in a two-vehicle, head-on collision on U.S. Highway 40 two miles east of the Douglas County line. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Sally A. Halvorson, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene.
On the record
August 27, 2002
ABC keeps Jennings anchored
August 27, 2002
Here’s one story you won’t be hearing from Peter Jennings: whether he’s agreed to a new contract to stay as top anchor at ABC News.
Drought has businesses, farmers stuck in economic uncertainty
August 27, 2002
There are a lot of dry counties in Kansas this year. But Greeley County is one of the driest. From August 2001 to this July, just 6.18 inches of rain fell here. That’s 2 inches less than fell during the fabled Dust Bowl years of 1934-1935. Then, there were 8.84 inches. And though 6 inches is the official county total, not everyone has been so lucky.
6News video report: GTAs vote unanimously in two year old salary dispute
August 27, 2002
6News reports on the outcome of Monday’s GTA contract vote.
City, KU each plan 9-11 vigils
Complementary’ events will mark terror attacks
August 27, 2002
Despite early discussions to collaborate on a single ceremony, the city of Lawrence and Kansas University will have separate commemorations of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “I wouldn’t say they’re two separate events,” said Lisa Patterson, city spokeswoman. “I’d say they’re complementary events.”
KU coach nominated to coach Team USA
August 27, 2002
Kansas University track coach Stanley Redwine has been nominated by USA Track and Field to serve as an assistant coach to Team USA in the XIIVth Pan American Games to be held August 1-16, 2003, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
SNL’ star Jimmy Fallon ready for prime time
August 27, 2002
Jimmy Fallon is a kid in a candy store. He’s chosen to meet for this interview in a Rockefeller Center chocolate shop downstairs from the “Saturday Night Live” studio, where he’s made his name as the irreverent yin to Tina Fey’s prim yang on the “Weekend Update” anchor desk.
KU baseball staff taking shape
August 27, 2002
First-year Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price named two of his three assistants Monday, both coming from the state of California.
Central cuts 9th-grade football
August 27, 2002
A lack of numbers has forced Central Junior High to suspend its ninth-grade football program this fall. Principal Ted Juneau said the seven CJHS ninth-graders who expressed interest in playing football were invited to play for South Junior High instead.
events will mark terror attacks
August 27, 2002
Despite early discussions to collaborate on a single ceremony, the city of Lawrence and Kansas University will have separate commemorations of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “I wouldn’t say they’re two separate events,” said Lisa Patterson, city spokeswoman. “I’d say they’re complementary events.”
Boat ramp plan to go forward
August 27, 2002
Douglas County commissioners are prepared to spend up to $5,000 a year to take care of a boat ramp that might be built along the banks of the Kansas River north of Lecompton. The money would finance the mowing of grass as well as trash collection in Jefferson County.
s decision to move
August 27, 2002
One of Lawrence’s fast-growing, high-tech companies is moving to an Olathe office park. Bob LaGarde announced Monday that he was moving his west Lawrence software development company to the Cedar Creek Corporate Park in Olathe.
Teleconferencing center to move from downtown
August 27, 2002
A teleconferencing center is relocating its operations and its 65 employees from downtown Lawrence to East 23rd Street. An official with Connex International confirmed the company is moving from its 10,000-square-foot office at 947 Mass. to a 15,000-square-foot office in the 10 Marketplace development on the northeast corner of 23rd and Harper streets.