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Mild weather expected for Labor Day weekend
August 30, 2002
(Updated Friday at 9:36 a.m.) Matt Makens has some good news for anyone planning outdoor Labor Day weekend activities. “If you like the past five days that’s what the weekend will be like too,” Makens, a 6News meteorologist, said Friday morning.
Wanda L. Mitchell
August 30, 2002
Newcomers bolster Lions; Firebirds expect to improve
August 30, 2002
It’s a good thing the Lawrence High boys soccer team begins its season tonight. Coach Keith Nelson might not be able to wait much longer. “I’m so excited,” he said during Wednesday’s practice. “I was lying awake last night in bed, just thinking about what we can do.”
Mary Inez Richardson
August 30, 2002
Lyndon  Services for Mary Inez Richardson, 92, Melvern, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial will be in Stull Cemetery. Mrs. Richardson died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at Newman Hospital, Emporia.
Bailey services
August 30, 2002
Children safe after long ordeal
August 30, 2002
The three Cameron, Mo., children whose father is accused of killing their older brother are in foster care, Kansas officials confirmed Thursday. “The kids are safe,” said Arthurine Criswell, director at the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services area office in Lawrence.
Priests sue accusers
August 30, 2002
Some Roman Catholic priests who say they have been falsely accused of molesting children have turned to civil courts for relief, filing defamation lawsuits against the people claiming to be their victims.
More bone fragments found near WTC site
August 30, 2002
More human remains from the collapse of the World Trade Center towers have been found by construction workers repairing nearby buildings almost a year after the terrorist attack.
Judge, husband charged in purse theft
August 30, 2002
A magistrate judge in northwest Kansas has been accused of taking the law into her own hands when she believed a man stole her purse from a bowling alley. The man, Christopher Merklin, insists there was never a purse for him to snatch.
Boeing Wichita workers prepare to strike
August 30, 2002
Dennis Peterson filled his freezer and pantry, and lined up a part-time job in anticipation of a strike at Boeing. Shirley Goodwin saved her tax refund and added to her savings with all the overtime pay she racked up once layoffs began.
Sept. 11 targets chosen in 1999, German authorities learn
August 30, 2002
One of the Sept. 11 hijackers boasted that he would kill thousands in an attack on the World Trade Center nearly a year and a half before he crashed an airplane into the south tower, Germany’s chief prosecutor revealed Thursday.
City rights to water from Kaw increased
Lawrence secures state’s OK to boost annual take by 5 billion gallons
August 30, 2002
A growing city is a thirsty city. That’s why Lawrence officials recently secured the right to nearly triple the city’s take of water from the Kansas River, from 3.08 billion gallons to 8.15 billion gallons a year.
Police: Suspect’s background included substance abuse, mental illness
August 30, 2002
The man accused in the gruesome killing Tuesday of his oldest son had a history of both substance abuse and mental illness, according to police in Cameron, Mo.
Baseball Briefs
August 30, 2002
Oswalt drops appeal, starts suspension Blue Jays player charged with assault Mets executive becomes consultant
American League Roundup: Seattle wins for second time in six
Mariners’ Relaford breaks up shutout with homer leading off eighth inning
August 30, 2002
The Seattle Mariners might go on strike today, but they won’t be going hungry. Desi Relaford ruined Rick Reed’s masterpiece with a leadoff homer in the eighth inning, helping Jamie Moyer and the Mariners salvage a disappointing week with a 2-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.
KU Depth Chart
August 30, 2002
Former KU coach Allen says he bears no grudge
August 30, 2002
Iowa State assistant Terry Allen knows where his loyalties will lie in Saturday’s game with Kansas. He’s less certain about his two sons. Allen was fired last November near the end of his fifth season as the head coach at Kansas. He’s now the associate head coach at Iowa State, working for close friend Dan McCarney.
Capriati reaches third round
Davenport continues comeback at U.S. Open
August 30, 2002
After waiting out a five-hour rain delay, third-seeded Jennifer Capriati and former champion Lindsay Davenport advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.
Wooden to visit ASU
August 30, 2002
Free State High senior Keith Wooden will take an official visit to Arizona State University this weekend, the school that may have the inside track on signing the Firebirds’ forward. Wooden said he will would leave tonight and stay through the weekend at the Tempe, Ariz., campus.
City prep soccer at a glance
August 30, 2002
Firebirds 4th, LHS 7th
August 30, 2002
The Lawrence High girls’ golf team opened its season Thursday at the Olathe North Invitational at Prairie Highlands golf course, taking seventh overall, but found itself behind in-town rival Free State.
Israel says it regrets 4 deaths
August 30, 2002
Israel expressed regret Thursday for the deaths of four Palestinian civilians in army shelling a bloody incident that jeopardized shaky steps toward reducing tensions in Gaza.
Disease similar to AIDS may have killed chimps
August 30, 2002
Dutch researchers theorize that an AIDS-like epidemic wiped out huge numbers of chimpanzees 2 million years ago, leaving modern chimps with resistance to the AIDS virus and its variants.
U.N. official calls for war on AIDS
August 30, 2002
Efforts to uplift the world’s poor will be meaningless without a massive international campaign to fight the AIDS pandemic ravaging Africa and other developing nations, a top U.N. official said Thursday.
Business Briefcase
August 30, 2002
Furniture store to close Financial Services: Waddell & Reed to buy Florida investment firm Airline: United wants union to take cut in pay Computers: PC makers choose rival of Microsoft
Economic growth slows in second quarter
August 30, 2002
After bolting out of the starting gate at the beginning of the year, the U.S. economy slowed in the spring, growing at an annual rate of just 1.1 percent.
General Electric to merge appliances, lighting divisions
August 30, 2002
General Electric Co. immediately will merge its lighting and appliances businesses into a single unit, GE Consumer Products, to save money and simplify operations around the globe, the company said.
Westar still plans ONEOK sale
August 30, 2002
The state’s largest electric company still plans to sell a major asset and raise cash to pay down its debt, but a dispute over the transaction is looming. Westar Energy Inc. announced Thursday it would attempt to sell its stock in ONEOK Inc., a Tulsa, Okla., natural gas company. Westar owns 42.5 percent of ONEOK.
Hershey faces legal challenge from alumni
Association wants to represent school
August 30, 2002
The trust that controls Hershey Foods Corp. is facing an additional legal challenge of its authority to sell the candy maker, this time from the alumni of the school founded by Milton S. Hershey and financed by the trust.
Media want cameras at serial murder trial
August 30, 2002
Attorneys for news organizations filed a motion Thursday asking a judge to reconsider his ban of cameras in his Johnson County courtroom during the serial murder trial of John E. Robinson Sr.
Rural water district shut down after threat
Initial lab tests reveal no evidence of tampering
August 30, 2002
Nothing unusual was detected in the water supplies of three Linn County districts where someone claimed to have compromised the systems, state health officials said Thursday.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
August 30, 2002
Extreme action
August 30, 2002
Negotiators report slow progress
August 30, 2002
Baseball negotiators traded proposals and crunched numbers into early this morning, inching toward a possible labor deal while the nation awaited word on whether players would strike later in the day.
Dogma derailed
August 30, 2002
Retail d vu
August 30, 2002
Major environmental law reconsidered
August 30, 2002
The Bush administration is reviewing a landmark environmental law both reviled and praised because it requires lengthy studies before foresters cut a tree or developers start to dig.
Tuition increase: Where the money goes
August 30, 2002
Here’s a look at how tuition increases will be spent at Kansas University:
Board tours school upgrades
Projects help improve learning environment, members say
August 30, 2002
Epic- and kid-sized upgrades to Lawrence public schools were on display Thursday during the school board’s annual inspection tour. A new playground set at East Heights School replaced antiquated metal equipment dangerous for children.
Mary Inez Richardson
August 30, 2002
Services to close for Labor Day
August 30, 2002
Government offices and public services in Lawrence and most area towns will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.
Eminem cleans up at MTV awards
August 30, 2002
Eminem won four awards at the MTV Video Music Awards Thursday, but it didn’t put the rapper in a good mood he found time to feud with his nemesis Moby, then ended up getting booed by the crowd.
Local Briefs
August 30, 2002
Moore urges caution on possible Iraq attack Education: Donation to help KU train science teachers Ammunition plant: Sunflower board to meet
As holiday weekend nears, Lone Star Lake loses concessionaire
August 30, 2002
People will have to tote their own ice, soft drinks, hot dogs and fishing licenses to the shores of Lone Star Lake for the rest of the season. The park’s concessionaire has packed up and left.
ID is answer
August 30, 2002
6News video report: Boothe charged with first-degree murder, will undergo mental evaluation
August 30, 2002
6News reports on the charges filed against Raymond Boothe. The Missouri man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 11-year-old son.
6News video report: Douglas County SRS takes custody of Boothe children
August 30, 2002
6News reports on the current status of the three Boothe children after their father, Raymond Boothe, was taken into custody and charged in the slaying of his 11-year-old son.
Firebirds 4th, LHS 7th
August 30, 2002
The Lawrence High girls’ golf team opened its season Thursday at the Olathe North Invitational at Prairie Highlands golf course, taking seventh overall, but found itself behind in-town rival Free State.
City prep soccer at a glance
August 30, 2002
Free State High Varsity roster
KU Football Notebook: Free State grad Heider leaves team
August 30, 2002
Kansas University’s football team has run out of homegrown talent. Free State High graduate Matt Heider, the only Lawrence product on the KU roster this season, has left the team.
Wanda L. Mitchell
August 30, 2002
Countryside, Ill. Â Memorial services for Wanda L. Mitchell, 72, Countryside, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hallowell and James Funeral Home, Countryside. Inurnment will be at Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien. Mrs. Mitchell died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at her home.
s OK to boost annual take by 5 billion gallons
August 30, 2002
A growing city is a thirsty city. That’s why Lawrence officials recently secured the right to nearly triple the city’s take of water from the Kansas River, from 3.08 billion gallons to 8.15 billion gallons a year.
Children safe after long ordeal
August 30, 2002
The three Cameron, Mo., children whose father is accused of killing their older brother are in foster care, Kansas officials confirmed Thursday. “The kids are safe,” said Arthurine Criswell, director at the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services area office in Lawrence.
As holiday weekend nears, Lone Star Lake loses concessionaire
August 30, 2002
People will have to tote their own ice, soft drinks, hot dogs and fishing licenses to the shores of Lone Star Lake for the rest of the season. The park’s concessionaire has packed up and left.
Projects help improve learning environment, members say
August 30, 2002
Epic- and kid-sized upgrades to Lawrence public schools were on display Thursday during the school board’s annual inspection tour. A new playground set at East Heights School replaced antiquated metal equipment dangerous for children.
Bailey services
August 30, 2002
Graveside services for Marvin J. Bailey, 75, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bailey died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at his home.
Briefly
August 30, 2002
Norway: Police charge 150 after pornography raids Mexico City: Actress’ body exhumed Nigeria: Couple sentenced to be stoned to death
Briefly
August 30, 2002
Philadelphia: Same-sex partnerships ordinance overturned Michigan: Prosecutor: Not enough evidence in Hoffa case Minnesota: Two apparently infected with West Nile virus Los Angeles: Blake claims innocence in jailhouse interview
6Sports video report: Jayhawks just need to polish things up
August 30, 2002
6Sports reports on the final preparations being made by the Jayhawks before their season opener at Iowa State on Saturday.
6Sports video report: Lawrence and Free State high schools kick off year with jamboree
August 30, 2002
6Sports reports on Thursday night’s high school sports jamboree.
Wooden to visit ASU
August 30, 2002
Free State High senior Keith Wooden will take an official visit to Arizona State University this weekend, the school that may have the inside track on signing the Firebirds’ forward. Wooden said he will would leave tonight and stay through the weekend at the Tempe, Ariz., campus.
Roberts: Bush policy on Cuba too harsh
August 30, 2002
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts voiced opposition to President Bush’s hard-line policy with Cuba and said Bush’s refusal to open trade with the communist country was politically motivated.
Newcomers bolster Lions
August 30, 2002
It’s a good thing the Lawrence High boys soccer team begins its season tonight. Coach Keith Nelson might not be able to wait much longer. “I’m so excited,” he said during Wednesday’s practice. “I was lying awake last night in bed, just thinking about what we can do.”
s background included substance abuse, mental illness
August 30, 2002
The man accused in the gruesome killing Tuesday of his oldest son had a history of both substance abuse and mental illness, according to police in Cameron, Mo.
Horoscopes
August 30, 2002
NFL Briefs
August 30, 2002
Jets, Martin agree to contract extension Former player Love arrested on drug charges
Los Angeles wins Game 1 without injured Dixon
August 30, 2002
When the Los Angeles Sparks needed a second-half lift, they turned to their most reliable players. Mwadi Mabika, Lisa Leslie and DeLisha Milton didn’t let their teammates down, and the Sparks are one win from their second straight WNBA title.
Prosecutor calls slaying ‘callous, cruel’
Father charged with murder of 11-year-old on turnpike
August 30, 2002
Eleven-year-old Levi Boothe was taken into a ditch along the Kansas Turnpike, stabbed with needle-nosed pliers, then dragged backed to the side of the highway and left to die, law enforcement officials said.
Cubs-Cards could be pushed back
August 30, 2002
So now they wait. The Cardinals checked in to the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday night, pawns of a labor dispute that had a strike deadline at midnight but still could be settled in time to rescue today’s schedule.
NFL preseason: Rams final foe for Chiefs
August 30, 2002
Even his St. Louis buddy Kurt Warner, in a round-about way, admits that this could be a make-or-break year for Kansas City’s Trent Green.
Jayhawks wary of Wallace
Kansas’ defense focuses on containing dangerous Iowa State quarterback
August 30, 2002
Seneca who? Kansas coach Mark Mangino isn’t too worried about Iowa State quarterback and Heisman hopeful Seneca Wallace. He simply won’t let the senior play.
Will Dixie Chicks flock to a different style?
August 30, 2002
Dixie Chicks fiddler Martie Maguire is definitely proud of the Chicks’ new acoustic record, “Home.” But she’s quick to stress that the CD’s sound is not a sign of what’s to come.
Couples struggle with romantic roles in ‘Possession’
August 30, 2002
While some will assume filmmaker Neil LaBute is shying away from the cynical reputation perfected in his acutely disturbing “Your Friends & Neighbors” and “In the Company of Men,” his most recent effort still embraces comparable themes.
Neil LaBute adjusts focus
KU grad braves new controversy with ‘Possession’ adaptation
August 30, 2002
Neil LaBute is a magnet for outrage. But these days it’s a different kind of outrage. LaBute’s adaptation of the Booker Prize-winning novel “Possession” finds the writer-director caught in a balancing act.
Daily Ticker
August 30, 2002
August defines ‘lazy days’
August 30, 2002
Just now we are floating, quietly, contentedly, on our backs on the river. The current is moving us slowly, so very slowly past the stump on the north side, past the sandy beach on the south.
Bush outdoes Clinton in fund raising
August 30, 2002
President Bush blazed new records in raising campaign cash Thursday as events in two states his 49th and 50th fund-raisers of the year pushed his total to nearly $110 million and provided fresh evidence that money is the oxygen of American political life.
Briefly
August 30, 2002
India: Dalai Lama criticizes U.S. war on terrorism Atlanta: Global youth smoking study reveals ‘alarming’ findings Alabama: Two sought for questioning in massacre of family
Lawrence Briefs
August 30, 2002
Trial delayed for man facing alcohol charges ECKAN announces new county coordinator ABC finds violations during Lawrence patrol
Violent crime drops in K.C.
August 30, 2002
Violent crime in Kansas City dropped by 13 percent during the first half of 2002, and city officials credited tougher enforcement and the vigilance of citizens.
Rock the Light keeps the faith
August 30, 2002
There’s an industry adage that there are two kinds of rock music: the sinful kind and the kind that sucks. But a burgeoning movement of bands seeks to erase that sentiment by shedding some light on the subject.
Soldiers to be screened in wake of three slayings
August 30, 2002
U.S. soldiers will be screened for psychological problems before they leave Afghanistan and commanders will watch for symptoms of depression and anxiety among their troops, the military announced Thursday in a new focus on mental health.
On the record
August 30, 2002
France urges Bush to rethink unilateral action against Iraq
August 30, 2002
French President Jacques Chirac insisted Thursday that any military action against Iraq be decided by the U.N. Security Council, joining the chorus of leaders urging Washington to exercise restraint in its plans against Baghdad.
People
August 30, 2002
Greatest gives respect where due Actress scores victory for birds He wouldn’t miss it for the world
Jamboree rehearsal for debuts
Free State airs it out; LHS stays grounded
August 30, 2002
All things considered, Thursday night’s Fall Sports Jamboree didn’t look all that much different from last Saturday’s simulated football scrimmages. Free State High did its fair share of passing, with its wide receivers continuing to impress, while Lawrence High’s running game ground out yards by the bunches.
KSU settles dispute about broadcast rights
WIBW gives up claim to air Wildcat football games
August 30, 2002
Founded during the uncluttered era of pioneering radio that allowed its programming to be heard coast to coast, KKSU grew into a five-hour-a-day institution for farmers in Kansas that relayed via the airwaves the latest news in agriculture.
Iraq case all circumstantial
August 30, 2002
President Bush would absolutely love to invade Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein. Such an attack would avenge his father and inflate his already considerable standing in the polls.
Mosquito threat
August 30, 2002
Tree-hugger makes case for conservation
August 30, 2002
When President Bush poses for a photo op in a burned-over public forest, he’s right about one thing: It’s a shame what we’ve done. And it’s a worse shame what we’re doing more of the same, squandering the last of our treasure just about as fast as we can.
Another theory
August 30, 2002
Feardotcom’ not likely to be a hit
August 30, 2002
I have a too-much-ordering-on-amazon.com problem, but it could be worse. At least when I log on, it’s my credit card that gets killed, not me.
AMC surveys rock musicals
August 30, 2002
What did children watch before MTV? David Bowie narrates “Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s” (7 p.m., AMC), a clip-rich survey of rock movies from the decade that spawned glam rock, progressive rock, God rock, punk rock, funk, reggae, heavy metal, disco and dozens of other genres.
Program boosts education standards
August 30, 2002
President Bush on Thursday announced a $2.4 million pilot program to help high schools in five states develop and promote stronger courses of study, a plan that aims to prepare children better for college and the work force.
Budget sends mixed messages
August 30, 2002
David Shulenburger calls it Kansas University’s “schizophrenic behavior.” On one hand, the university is slashing parts of its budget because of state shortfalls. On the other, it’s using additional tuition money for new services and applying private funds for such projects as an $800,000 gateway to campus at 15th and Iowa streets.
Hawk may have West Nile virus
August 30, 2002
A broad-winged hawk used by an animal rehabilitation facility east of Lawrence to educate people about wildlife may have contracted West Nile virus.
defense focuses on containing dangerous Iowa State quarterback
August 30, 2002
Seneca who? Kansas coach Mark Mangino isn’t too worried about Iowa State quarterback and Heisman hopeful Seneca Wallace. He simply won’t let the senior play.
Father charged with murder of 11-year-old on turnpike
August 30, 2002
Eleven-year-old Levi Boothe was taken into a ditch along the Kansas Turnpike, stabbed with needle-nosed pliers, then dragged backed to the side of the highway and left to die, law enforcement officials said.
Significant support
August 30, 2002
The Baker Wetlands manager makes some compelling points regarding the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Government backs off 9-11 flight restrictions
August 30, 2002
The Bush administration backed off a proposal Thursday to restrict foreign air carriers from flying over the three Sept. 11 crash sites during the anniversary of the attacks, administration officials said.
Kennedy cousin gets 20 years
Michael Skakel maintains innocence in 1975 murder
August 30, 2002
A judge sentenced Michael Skakel to 20 years to life in prison Thursday for bludgeoning his teenage neighbor with a golf club in 1975 after hearing the Kennedy cousin tearfully proclaim his innocence and link his suffering to that of Jesus Christ.
NFL Preseason Roundup: Dolphins squeak past Bears, 24-22
August 30, 2002
Jay Fiedler and Ray Lucas led Miami to three scores on its first four possessions as the Dolphins beat Chicago, 24-22, Thursday night in the exhibition finale for both teams.
Pierce sparks U.S. in win over Algeria
Americans roll in opener; Germany up next
August 30, 2002
The United States built a big early lead with layups instead of dunks, saving its highlight material for later in the game.
Father’s crimes similar to slayings
August 30, 2002
Retired homicide detective Garry Davis was watching television last week when he heard a name Ward Weaver that sent chills down his spine.
Al-Qaida able to strike again, U.N. report says
August 30, 2002
The al-Qaida terror network has the money and recruits to strike again whenever and wherever it wants because a global campaign and U.N. sanctions have failed to stop the financing and support for Osama bin Laden’s backers, a U.N. draft report said Thursday.
National League Roundup: Haynes shines at plate
Reds pitcher singles twice, drives in three runners
August 30, 2002
The final memory from Cinergy Field might be: Jimmy Haynes hitting. The right-hander singled twice, driving in three runs, and pitched eight innings Thursday as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-0, in their final game before the players’ strike deadline.
Olympics: IOC rejects 18 sports in massive overhaul
August 30, 2002
Baseball, softball and modern pentathlon have three months left to save their sports from being dropped from the Olympics. Ballroom dancing, surfing and bowling can forget trying to get into the games.
World’s love affair with Diana may be cooling off
August 30, 2002
The dazzling image of Princess Diana, once the British royal family’s brightest star, has begun to dim just five years after her death. Diana was one of the most famous women in the world before the Aug. 31, 1997, car crash in Paris that took her life at age 36.
Roberts: Bush policy on Cuba too harsh
August 30, 2002
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts voiced opposition to President Bush’s hard-line policy with Cuba and said Bush’s refusal to open trade with the communist country was politically motivated.
Significant support
August 30, 2002
The Baker Wetlands manager makes some compelling points regarding the South Lawrence Trafficway.
KU Football Notebook: Free State grad Heider leaves team
August 30, 2002
Kansas University’s football team has run out of homegrown talent. Free State High graduate Matt Heider, the only Lawrence product on the KU roster this season, has left the team.