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Boothe charged with first-degree murder
August 29, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:46 p.m.) LEAVENWORTH Raymond Boothe was charged Thursday morning with first-degree murder in Leavenworth County District Court.
World Online Arts & Entertainment Calendar
August 29, 2002
Members vote to raise at least $1 million for economic development
August 29, 2002
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will seek to raise $1 million to $1.5 million in private funding to boost economic development efforts after a feasibility study showed strong support for a campaign. Chamber board members voted Wednesday to move forward with the campaign after receiving a study by National Community Development Services, an Atlanta-based consulting firm. The report showed 98 percent of the approximately 70 area residents interviewed by the firm supported the idea of a private fund-raising drive.
Defensive back still trying to qualify
August 29, 2002
Kenneth Thompson won’t play football for Kansas this season. Next season might be a different story. While KU prepares for Saturday’s season opener at Iowa State, the all-state defensive back is back home in Grand Prairie, Texas, because he failed to qualify academically.
Graves taps Salina attorney for high court
August 29, 2002
For Salina attorney Lawton Nuss, appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court means a chance to do something for the state that his great-grandparents helped settle.
Area briefs
August 29, 2002
 Coroner investigates death  Pharmacy professor named Kemper Fellow  Authorities investigating deaths in buffalo herd  Health foundation accepting grant applications
August 29, 2002
Neighbors and acquaintances here said Raymond Boothe seemed an ordinary man with a fondness for singing country music on karaoke night at a local bar. He also loved auto racing. Far from the man who now is a suspect in the death of his son, Raymond Boothe was a union carpenter who until recently was working on construction at the new Cameron Regional Medical Center, they said.
Briefly
August 29, 2002
Six Palestinians killed; high-level meeting called off Enron severance deal OK’d Japanese mini submarine found at Pearl Harbor Airport question to end
Talks continue
Negotiators meet late into night
August 29, 2002
As baseball moved within two days of another work stoppage, commissioner Bud Selig arrived at major league offices and negotiators worked late into the night to try to avert a strike.
Lions lose opener
August 29, 2002
Lawrence High’s girls tennis team dropped its season opener, 6-3, to Blue Valley Northwest on Wednesday at Blue Valley.
People
August 29, 2002
More diaper duty for Jerry Warhol exhibit draws crowd Star No. 2,203 is born May the force be with them
Defensive back still trying to qualify
August 29, 2002
Kenneth Thompson won’t play football for Kansas this season. Next season might be a different story. While KU prepares for Saturday’s season opener at Iowa State, the all-state defensive back is back home in Grand Prairie, Texas, because he failed to qualify academically.
Marvin J. Bailey
August 29, 2002
Services for Marvin J. Bailey, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Bailey died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at his home.
Informal study
August 29, 2002
Marvin J. Bailey
August 29, 2002
Boy found dead on I-70
August 29, 2002
School officials in Creston, Iowa, told 11-year-old Levi Boothe’s classmates their friend died in an auto accident. The boy’s body was found Tuesday night on the shoulder of Interstate 70, just east of the Douglas County-Leavenworth County line. But his death may not have been an accident.
Louis F. Traxler
August 29, 2002
Fall jamboree tonight
August 29, 2002
The annual fall football jamboree for Lawrence High and Free State High is tonight at Haskell Stadium.
Sound off
August 29, 2002
With Kansas University’s football season-opener against Iowa State rapidly approaching, I wonder if you could say what the all-time Kansas-ISU series record is. Any interesting tidbits about it? Kansas leads the all-time series 43-32-6, but Iowa State has won the last two meetings.
Horoscopes
August 29, 2002
City sees tax-break promises fall short
Official seeks review for firms failing to provide estimated jobs, salaries
August 29, 2002
More than half the companies operating with tax abatements from the city aren’t living up to promises they made to get the tax breaks. Seven of 13 companies that received tax abatements in exchange for creating jobs in the city fell short of their employment projections in 2001, according to a draft report reviewed Wednesday by the city’s Public Incentives Review Committee. And 10 of the companies may be paying below-average wages.
Area briefs
August 29, 2002
Coroner investigates death Pharmacy professor named Kemper Fellow Authorities investigating deaths in buffalo herd Health foundation accepting grant applications
Daily ticker
August 29, 2002
Briefcase
August 29, 2002
Douglas County Bank plans new branch Paradise Cafe to change owners Hooters, Vanguard still talking about deal ONEOK debt downgraded
Roberts advises caution on Iraq
Senator says now is not right time for war
August 29, 2002
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts on Wednesday said the United States should not go to war against Saddam Hussein now, but added if President Bush believed Saddam posed an immediate threat to U.S. interests, he had no choice but to take action. Roberts, R-Kan. and a member of the Senate armed services and intelligence committees, played down the Bush administration’s signaling that war was inevitable.
Lands’ End catalog honors teen for commitment to homeless
August 29, 2002
Emily Lamb wouldn’t call herself a hero. But a national clothing catalog did.
DEET advice disappoints angry parent
August 29, 2002
Q: I was shocked that you recommended DEET for a 12-year-old child at summer camp. Don’t you know that DEET is dangerous for children? Even if he is allergic to chiggers, you had no business telling the parents to send him off with something this dangerous. Guidelines suggest that repellents should be kept out of the reach of children.
Senator demands Rumsfeld make case for Iraq waroff
August 29, 2002
Another senior Republican lawmaker voiced unease Wednesday about the rush toward war with Iraq and called for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to defend the Bush administration’s rationale for military action when Congress returns next week from its monthlong recess.
Fall jamboree tonight
August 29, 2002
The annual fall football jamboree for Lawrence High and Free State High is tonight at Haskell Stadium.
Terrible twosome
Facing Bristol, Darlington back to back can be a challenge
August 29, 2002
It is a cruel quirk of NASCAR’s Winston Cup schedule that puts Darlington behind Bristol sort of like putting the toughest par 3 on a tough golf course in front of a double-dogleg par 4 that has water on the left, a thicket on the right and eight bunkers around the green.
Official seeks review for firms failing to provide estimated jobs, salaries
August 29, 2002
More than half the companies operating with tax abatements from the city aren’t living up to promises they made to get the tax breaks. Seven of 13 companies that received tax abatements in exchange for creating jobs in the city fell short of their employment projections in 2001, according to a draft report reviewed Wednesday by the city’s Public Incentives Review Committee. And 10 of the companies may be paying below-average wages.
Area briefs
August 29, 2002
 Cost increase approved for Dole Institute  Cabela’s to revamp display under criticism  KU Med Center offers sign language classes
Commission extends fee for land-line customers
August 29, 2002
The proliferation of wireless phones is draining money from a fund used to keep Douglas County’s emergency communications system up and running. But the dwindling pool of cash is no cause for alarm  at least not yet, a county official said.
Watercraft require maintenance at end of summer
August 29, 2002
The unofficial end of summer is nearly here, and that means many outdoor enthusiasts will need to start thinking about getting their boats, boating gear, personal watercraft and trailers put away securely for winter. “Usually after Labor Day, that’s the last big weekend” for boating and water sports,” said Keith Morgison, general manager of Arnie’s Boat Sales and Service, 2036 E. 1400 Road. “There’s a lot of people still fishing after that. But with school starting and football starting, Labor Day to a lot of people is the end of summer.”
Senator says now is not right time for war
August 29, 2002
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts on Wednesday said the United States should not go to war against Saddam Hussein now, but added if President Bush believed Saddam posed an immediate threat to U.S. interests, he had no choice but to take action. Roberts, R-Kan. and a member of the Senate armed services and intelligence committees, played down the Bush administration’s signaling that war was inevitable.
Congress must formally support war
August 29, 2002
It was a particularly contemptible case of vice paying homage to virtue when Hitler spoke those words “returning fire,” indeed in the first hours of the Second World War. But the virtue having a casus belli before going to war is so universally acknowledged that even Hitler paid homage to it. Immediately before Hitler attacked Poland, the SS staged a provocation a “Polish” attack on a German radio station near Poland’s border, a sham that included corpses of German “victims” actually, concentration camp inmates shot by the SS.
School spending
August 29, 2002
Higher standard
August 29, 2002
Wireless callers diminish county’s 911 cash pool
Commission extends fee for land-line customers
August 29, 2002
The proliferation of wireless phones is draining money from a fund used to keep Douglas County’s emergency communications system up and running. But the dwindling pool of cash is no cause for alarm at least not yet, a county official said.
Boy found dead on I-70; father jailed as suspect
Siblings alive after crash called suicide attempt
August 29, 2002
School officials in Creston, Iowa, told 11-year-old Levi Boothe’s classmates their friend died in an auto accident. The boy’s body was found Tuesday night on the shoulder of Interstate 70, just east of the Douglas County-Leavenworth County line. But his death may not have been an accident.
Tragedy befalls ‘nice family,’ ‘sweet kids’
August 29, 2002
Neighbors and acquaintances here said Raymond Boothe seemed an ordinary man with a fondness for singing country music on karaoke night at a local bar. He also loved auto racing. Far from the man who now is a suspect in the death of his son, Raymond Boothe was a union carpenter who until recently was working on construction at the new Cameron Regional Medical Center, they said.
Chiefs finally sign first-round pick
Sims ends lengthy holdout, agrees to seven-year contract with Kansas City
August 29, 2002
Defensive tackle Ryan Sims, the sixth player selected in the NFL draft, agreed to a seven-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday. The 315-pounder from North Carolina will miss all four exhibition games and might not be ready for the season opener Sept. 8 against Cleveland.
Top quarterbacks to take field
Oklahoma expected to blister Tulsa in opener; Texas should punish North Texas
August 29, 2002
The year of the quarterback moves into full swing this weekend, with Florida’s Rex Grossman, Miami’s Ken Dorsey and Texas’ Chris Simms among the top passers returning from last season.
49ers roll in finale
Short-handed San Francisco cruises to 27-3 win
August 29, 2002
For the first time in a taxing preseason, almost everything went right for the San Francisco 49ers.
Eudora begins planning for annexation, continued growth
August 29, 2002
A growing residential area near Eudora High School is hoping to get bigger. The Shadow Ridge development, which has lots for more than 70 homes, would add as many as 53 houses on another 40 acres along the south side of North 1200 Road, less than a quarter mile west of Douglas County Road 1061.
End catalog honors teen for commitment to homeless
August 29, 2002
Emily Lamb wouldn’t call herself a hero. But a national clothing catalog did.
Johnson ready to lead Free State girls on links
August 29, 2002
First, the good news. Free State High’s girls’ golf team has its top golfer, Ashley Johnson, back for her senior season. A state qualifier last year, Johnson spent her summer playing lots of golf.
Floodplain rules win approval
August 29, 2002
After a year of wrangling and research, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission voted Wednesday to approve new regulations that restrict floodplain development. The regulations now go the Lawrence City Commission for consideration; that discussion is expected sometime in the next few weeks.
Area briefs
August 29, 2002
Cost increase approved for Dole Institute Cabela’s to revamp display under criticism KU Med Center offers sign language classes
just like Allen knows Jayhawks
August 29, 2002
Terry Allen coached at Kansas last year. Now he’s at Iowa State. Nick Quartaro worked at Iowa State last year. Now he’s at Kansas. “It makes for a quirky, odd situation to say the least,” said Quartaro, KU’s offensive coordinator, who is in charge of developing an offensive game plan against his employer of the past four years on Saturday in Ames, Iowa.
On the street
August 29, 2002
Asked at Hastings Who is your favorite Power Puff Girl?
Louis F. Traxler
August 29, 2002
Graveside services for Louis F. Traxler, 80, Lecompton, will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Mr. Traxler died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka.
Chamberlain services
August 29, 2002
Graveside services for David R. Chamberlain, 53, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Chamberlain died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, in Lawrence.
Wal-Mart plan
August 29, 2002
To the editor: The article in Monday’s LJW about Wal-Mart’s plans to locate at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive centered on two questions: 1) Will a Wal-Mart SuperCenter affect downtown merchants? Of course it will. There are few, if any, retailers downtown who aren’t represented by a department in Wal-Mart. From shoes, clothing, prescriptions, books and eyeglasses, the fact remains there are only so many retail dollars in Lawrence and the more spent at one place means less spent somewhere else. Look at the weak downtowns in Columbia and Lincoln, college towns where a Wal-Mart SuperCenter has been built. 2) Is there too much retail space in Lawrence? Of course not. Wal-Mart is a $150 billion company that can locate anywhere in the world there is opportunity. They would not be looking at Lawrence if the market were over-retailed.
Shallenburger blames Sebelius for state employee increase
August 29, 2002
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger on Wednesday criticized Democratic opponent Kathleen Sebelius and Gov. Bill Graves’ administration for an increase in health insurance premiums for state employees. Sebelius’ campaign said Shallenburger’s comments were off the mark because as the state insurance commissioner, Sebelius was the only member of the Kansas State Employees Health Care Commission who voted against the increased premiums.
August 29, 2002
For most of his short life, Levi Boothe’s home was Midwest Opportunities, a group home in Creston, Iowa, about 126 miles from his family’s home in Cameron, Mo. The 11-year-old boy whose body was discovered late Tuesday on the Kansas Turnpike east of Lawrence had lived at Midwest Opportunities since 1995. He attended Community School District in Creston.
Business plan
August 29, 2002
Comments from a man who soon will move his Lawrence-based business to Olathe offers some food for thought for local leaders. For a number of years, Lawrence has been focused on attracting “good” jobs to the community. Those jobs were defined as being well-paying, often high-tech, opportunities that would provide employment for some of the Lawrence residents who currently are traveling to other cities to work.
Talk of war with Iraq draws fears about oil
August 29, 2002
Fear over war with Iraq has sent oil prices higher, but Saudi Arabia and its oil dominance may well determine whether a U.S. attack on Iraq will have worldwide impact on energy markets and choke off a struggling U.S. economic recovery with higher fuel prices. That’s another reason the Bush administration has been soothing relations with the Saudi Kingdom, including the unusual visit by Saudi Arabia’s ambassador, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, to President Bush’s ranch in Texas this week.
Trucking industry showing signs of rebound after slump
August 29, 2002
The trucking business is showing signs of better health after a painful two-year slump that put hundreds of thousands of drivers out of work. But it is consolidation not a surge in demand that is behind the emerging rebound of an industry regarded by many as a leading economic indicator. As a result, analysts and executives are hesitant to draw overly optimistic conclusions about a broader economic recovery.
Farmland to sell $11 million in assets
August 29, 2002
A federal bankruptcy judge has told Farmland Industries Inc. it can sell several assets for about $11.1 million.
Target recalls clothing with neo-Nazi symbols
August 29, 2002
Target Corp. pulled clothing bearing “88” and “Eight Eight” from its shelves this week after complaints that the words and numbers are code for “Heil Hitler” among neo-Nazis.
Briefly
August 29, 2002
Jury hears testimony to decide killer’s penalty Boy’s abductors also attack father Suspect in kidnapping undergoes brain surgery Six in family killed; teen and baby missing
Six charged with supporting terror groups
August 29, 2002
Federal grand juries charged six men with conspiring to support Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network Wednesday as the government escalated its efforts to stifle the flow of money and assistance from U.S. soil to overseas terrorist groups. In Seattle, American citizen and Muslim activist James Ujaama was accused in a two-count indictment of trying to set up a “jihad (holy war) training camp” on the West Coast and providing support and resources to al-Qaida.
Chamber seeks private funding
Members vote to raise at least $1 million for economic development
August 29, 2002
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will seek to raise $1 million to $1.5 million in private funding to boost economic development efforts after a feasibility study showed strong support for a campaign. Chamber board members voted Wednesday to move forward with the campaign after receiving a study by National Community Development Services, an Atlanta-based consulting firm. The report showed 98 percent of the approximately 70 area residents interviewed by the firm supported the idea of a private fund-raising drive.
Candidates spar on insurance
Shallenburger blames Sebelius for state employee increase; not true, she says
August 29, 2002
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger on Wednesday criticized Democratic opponent Kathleen Sebelius and Gov. Bill Graves’ administration for an increase in health insurance premiums for state employees. Sebelius’ campaign said Shallenburger’s comments were off the mark because as the state insurance commissioner, Sebelius was the only member of the Kansas State Employees Health Care Commission who voted against the increased premiums.
Local briefs
August 29, 2002
West Nile now found in 35 Kansas counties KU pharmacy students win national grants Pump Patrol seeks deals
Eudora begins planning for annexation, continued growth
August 29, 2002
A growing residential area near Eudora High School is hoping to get bigger. The Shadow Ridge development, which has lots for more than 70 homes, would add as many as 53 houses on another 40 acres along the south side of North 1200 Road, less than a quarter mile west of Douglas County Road 1061.
Unfriendly look at post-sitcom life
August 29, 2002
Now that “Friends” is entering its final season, many have speculated about the future careers of its six stars. While none of them will be wanting for money, they are all actors in the prime of their careers. Thus far, few films starring the “Friends” cast have been critical hits or box office successes. Matthew Perry’s latest vehicle “Serving Sara” did nothing to break this stretch of mediocre movies.
Business plan
August 29, 2002
Comments from a man who soon will move his Lawrence-based business to Olathe offers some food for thought for local leaders. For a number of years, Lawrence has been focused on attracting “good” jobs to the community. Those jobs were defined as being well-paying, often high-tech, opportunities that would provide employment for some of the Lawrence residents who currently are traveling to other cities to work.
Policy wages war on women
August 29, 2002
It hasn’t the popular ring of the “axis of evil,” nor the urgency of demands for “regime change” in Iraq. There’s been no presidential speech to etch the phrase into America’s mind, nor calculated TV appearances to promote this entry in the Bush administration’s lexicon of fightin’ words: “Reproductive health services.”
Amtrak continues to slide
August 29, 2002
Last year we wrote about Amtrak’s current and future problems, and things have only gotten worse. The well-publicized breakdowns and derailments are only the most visible problems. The real problem is philosophical. Monopolies are inefficient and expensive, but if there must be a monopoly, is it better that it be public or private? History has proven time and again that private monopolies, as epitomized by the robber barons at the end of the 1800s, are the worst.
Senator to push drought relief
August 29, 2002
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said Wednesday that he would push for quick action on a drought relief bill for farmers and for the rewriting of farm policy approved just this year. Roberts said his annual tour of the state, completed this week, showed him that farmers face serious economic problems because of the drought and that the farm bill Congress approved won’t do much to help them.
Courthouse struggle leads to arrest
August 29, 2002
A distraught man who drove all night from Wisconsin and rushed into the Reno County Law Enforcement Center claiming to have a bomb was detained Wednesday for a mental evaluation, authorities said. Ten officers struggled to subdue 39-year-old Dale E. McCormick, who had grabbed a bystander by her throat Tuesday afternoon when he stormed into the building yelling and waving a black bag, Reno County Sheriff Randy Henderson said.
Handle with care
Watercraft require maintenance at end of summer
August 29, 2002
The unofficial end of summer is nearly here, and that means many outdoor enthusiasts will need to start thinking about getting their boats, boating gear, personal watercraft and trailers put away securely for winter. “Usually after Labor Day, that’s the last big weekend” for boating and water sports,” said Keith Morgison, general manager of Arnie’s Boat Sales and Service, 2036 E. 1400 Road. “There’s a lot of people still fishing after that. But with school starting and football starting, Labor Day to a lot of people is the end of summer.”
Survey says headrests often positioned wrongly
August 29, 2002
America’s drivers are conscious about buckling up their safety belts. Adjusting their headrests in the best position to protect their heads isn’t as well known, a new survey shows. Insurance company Progressive said a recent survey of 22,600 American drivers found that only 14 percent of them knew the best way to position the headrest on the seat of their car.
NASA capitalizes on star power
Pop singer Lance Bass gives space agency a new, cool image
August 29, 2002
NASA is being ‘N-fused with much-needed teen appeal this week as its first celebrity space tourist, pop star Lance Bass, trains to become the youngest and coolest person ever to hit orbit.
Mindset List’ helps college faculty bridge generation gap
August 29, 2002
Students entering college this fall have always had weather reports available 24 hours a day on television. To them, George Foreman is famous only for selling barbecue grills.
Brant Callan Henderson
August 29, 2002
6News video: Father jailed for the suspected murder of his child
August 29, 2002
No one is quite certain why tragedy struck the Boothe family in the past two days.
WorldCom executives, including CFO, indicted on securities fraud
August 29, 2002
Prosecutors indicted two WorldCom Inc. executives Wednesday, including the telecommunications giant’s former chief financial officer, Scott Sullivan. They also signaled that three other executives were prepared to plead guilty and cooperate with investigators, giving momentum to the criminal probe of the nation’s largest accounting scandal.
Al-Qaida still drawing fresh funds, U.N. says
August 29, 2002
A global campaign to block al-Qaida’s access to money has stalled, enabling the terrorist network to obtain a fresh infusion of tens of millions of dollars and putting it in position to finance future attacks, according to a draft U.N. report.
Troopers to distribute personal sobriety tests
August 29, 2002
At highway checkpoints this Labor Day weekend, Colorado state police officers will be handing out tickets as well as devices drivers can use to measure their blood-alcohol content. “We’re hoping we will give people an additional tool that will help make the decision not to drive after drinking,” said Capt. Jim Wolfinbarger of the Colorado State Patrol. “Traditionally, thousands of times a year, people are making poor decisions. If they’re fortunate, they’ll make it home. If they’re unfortunate, they’ll get arrested. If it’s a tragedy, they’ll kill somebody.”
Despite disabilities, boy ‘just regular 11-year-old’
August 29, 2002
For most of his short life, Levi Boothe’s home was Midwest Opportunities, a group home in Creston, Iowa, about 126 miles from his family’s home in Cameron, Mo. The 11-year-old boy whose body was discovered late Tuesday on the Kansas Turnpike east of Lawrence had lived at Midwest Opportunities since 1995. He attended Community School District in Creston.
Floodplain rules win approval
August 29, 2002
After a year of wrangling and research, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission voted Wednesday to approve new regulations that restrict floodplain development. The regulations now go the Lawrence City Commission for consideration; that discussion is expected sometime in the next few weeks.
On the record
August 29, 2002
Oakland makes it 15 straight - A’s 7, Royals 1
Fans livid as strike looms
August 29, 2002
Barry Zito took a perfect game into the sixth inning as the Oakland Athletics won their 15th straight, 7-1, against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. The streak is the longest in the major leagues this season. Oakland completed its first 10-0 road trip, and the streak is the A’s longest since 1931.
KU won thriller in 1992
Twenty-six point rally stunned Cyclones
August 29, 2002
Do you believe in miracles? You do if you were in Ames, Iowa, 10 years ago for the Kansas-Iowa State football game. To this day, I’m still not sure how Kansas won that game. Or as KU coach Glen Mason said afterward: “I still don’t believe it. It was the damnedest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Kansas aide has Iowa roots
Quartaro knows Cyclones just like Allen knows Jayhawks
August 29, 2002
Terry Allen coached at Kansas last year. Now he’s at Iowa State. Nick Quartaro worked at Iowa State last year. Now he’s at Kansas. “It makes for a quirky, odd situation to say the least,” said Quartaro, KU’s offensive coordinator, who is in charge of developing an offensive game plan against his employer of the past four years on Saturday in Ames, Iowa.
Johnson ready to lead Free State girls on links
August 29, 2002
First, the good news. Free State High’s girls’ golf team has its top golfer, Ashley Johnson, back for her senior season. A state qualifier last year, Johnson spent her summer playing lots of golf.
Lions lose opener
August 29, 2002
Lawrence High’s girls tennis team dropped its season opener, 6-3, to Blue Valley Northwest on Wednesday at Blue Valley.
Sampras off to fast start
Portas goes down in three sets, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
August 29, 2002
With four of his record 13 Grand Slam victories achieved in the U.S. Open, Pete Sampras has high standards for the event. So he placed Wednesday’s 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Albert Portas under the microscope and gave it a close examination.
Our town sports
August 29, 2002
Floersch Hole-in-One: Jay Floersch, a Kansas University student from Gardner, used a six-iron to ace the 126-yard No. 3 hole at Eagle Bend Golf Course last week. Witnesses were Bobby Edson and Adam Wright.
Mussina blanks Boston
Yankees rough up Martinez, extend divison lead
August 29, 2002
Fans booed the Boston Red Sox, and it didn’t have anything to do with a possible strike.
Pirates prevail against Braves
Maddux hard-luck loser in Pittsburgh’s 1-0, 12th inning victory
August 29, 2002
If it was Greg Maddux’s last start with the Atlanta Braves, at least it was a vintage one. Except for the final score.
6Sports video: Lawrence High’s soccer team will build on last year
August 29, 2002
Coach Keith Nelson wants the Lions to be the best in school history.
Baseball briefs
August 29, 2002
MLB officials suspend Mercker, Weathers Cardinals discuss site for Illinois stadium Reinsdorf blasts his team for lack of effort
Indians’ Fryman says he’ll retire
August 29, 2002
Indians third baseman Travis Fryman, who has struggled most of the year following offseason shoulder surgery, announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the season.
NFL briefs
August 29, 2002
Patriots extend deal with QB Brady Shanahan won’t reveal starting running back Indianapolis releases former first-round pick Bengals make moves
Liberty take fourth shot at crown
New York-L.A. clash begins tonight
August 29, 2002
After seeing the Los Angeles Sparks win the WNBA title their first time out, the New York Liberty feel they’re more than a little due for some rings of their own.
Brant Callan Henderson
August 29, 2002
Services for Brant Callan Henderson, 26, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Fredonia. Burial will be in Fredonia City Cemetery. Mr. Henderson died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Chamberlain services
August 29, 2002
Higher standard
August 29, 2002
To the editor: The truly innocent don’t dwell on their persecution. Jesus asked God to forgive his crucifiers, who knew not what they did.
School spending
August 29, 2002
To the editor: Since school enrollment started, I’ve seen articles about how the enrollment has lowered this year, and the schools are worried because it will cut the funding. Although I understand that “money makes the world go round” I must say that I was astounded to see how much the cost of enrollment jumped this year.
Informal study
August 29, 2002
To the editor: Hey Wal-Mart, here’s a market study for you: No thanks, one is enough, fahgetaboutit!
Wal-Mart plan
August 29, 2002