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Powell leaving for Minnesota post
July 2, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 3:10 p.m.) The executive dean of Kansas University’s School of Medicine has accepted a position as dean of the University of Minnesota’s Medical School.
U.S. doubts errant bomb caused deaths; Kabul says four villages hit, not one
July 2, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 10:19 a.m.) It appears gunfire, rather than an errant bomb dropped by the United States, was responsible for scores of deaths reported in a central Afghan province, defense officials said Tuesday.
More than 70 killed as Russian jet and cargo plane collide
July 2, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 10:19 a.m.) UEBERLINGEN, Germany A Russian charter jet filled with youngsters headed for a vacation to Spain slammed into a cargo plane, killing more than 70 people and scattering flaming wreckage on the shores of a picturesque lake.
6Sports video report: Bill Thomas hoping to make move to NBA
July 2, 2002
6Sports reports on former KU guard Billy Thomas’ hopes on heading to the NBA.
6Sports video report: KU names new baseball coach
July 2, 2002
6Sports reports on KU’s new head baseball coach, Ritch Price.
People
July 2, 2002
It’s a girl for Chris Rock and wife Britain gives deadline for Princess Di’s memorial No charges for Harrelson Move on, girls
Herman W. Karriker
July 2, 2002
Tonganoxie  Services for the Rev. Herman W. Karriker, 67, Tonganoxie, are pending and will be announced by Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Karriker died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
Kenneth Metzger
July 2, 2002
Oskaloosa Services for Kenneth Metzger, 74, formerly of Oskaloosa, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mr. Metzger died Monday, July 1, 2002, at Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Wimbledon: Venus drops two games and sails into semifinals
July 2, 2002
Venus Williams swept to another easy straight-set victory Tuesday as she moved into the semifinals and closer to her third straight Wimbledon title.
National team provides Brazil national holiday
President declares banks, schools closed
July 2, 2002
Brazil’s World Cup victory led President Fernando Henrique Cardoso to declare Tuesday an optional holiday allowing banks, businesses and schools to choose whether they want to stay open.
No hooligans allowed
More than 10,000 fans welcome home Germans
July 2, 2002
The German soccer team arrived home to a heroes’ welcome Monday as thousands of screaming, flag-waving fans turned central Frankfurt into a sea of black, red and gold. Despite losing to Brazil, 2-0, in the World Cup final, hundreds lined the streets from Frankfurt airport to the city center as team buses rolled by en route
AMC profiles notable ‘warrior’
July 2, 2002
Fans of martial arts and movie history should pounce on the thoughtful, if curiously old-fashioned, documentary “Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey,” (9 p.m., AMC). Lee, who died at age 32 in 1973, introduced Americans to new and innovative Asian martial arts techniques and opened up the west to Hong Kong’s burgeoning film industry.
Soccer can’t win over this sports fan
July 2, 2002
Let me kick this off by saying I want to love soccer. I really do. But even after watching the World Cup final, I don’t. To maximize Super Bowl football, you throw a party and invite 100 of your closest friends. In an attempt to appreciate world-class “ftbol,” you invade your British friend Paul’s living room Sunday at exactly 5:31 a.m.
Boomerang: Thrower causes hubbub
July 2, 2002
A world-class competitive boomerang thrower faces a criminal charge after trying to bring boomerangs through a security checkpoint at Bradley International Airport. Betsylew Ross Miale-Gix, 43, of Brier, Wash., was arrested Sunday after arguing with a security screener at the airport, state police said.
Federal death penalty ruled unconstitutional
July 2, 2002
The federal death penalty was declared unconstitutional Monday by a judge who said too many innocent people have been executed before they could be vindicated. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff is the first federal judge to declare the 1994 Death Penalty Act unconstitutional, said Lee Ginsberg, lawyer for one of the defendants whose case led to the decision.
Williams sisters advance during rainy day at Wimbledon; Henman moves on
July 2, 2002
Serena Williams rushed to grab her racket bag and was nearly trampled by the grounds crew pulling a tarp across Centre Court as rain finally fell at Wimbledon. It was the only time either Slammin’ Sister was pushed around Monday.
Vouchers won’t help American education
July 2, 2002
By Larry Eichel Knight Ridder Newspapers No one should have been surprised by the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that school vouchers are constitutional. You could see it coming. The controlling logic was laid out two years ago by Clarence Thomas, when the court permitted the spending of taxpayers’ money to provide computers for all schools public, private and parochial.
President doubts bin Laden in Pakistan
Cleric warns of mayhem if Musharraf expands military search for al-Qaida
July 2, 2002
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf expressed doubt Monday that Osama bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan, saying it would be “almost impossible” for him to have escaped detection here.
Melvin J. ‘Mutt’ Grandstaff
July 2, 2002
Planes collide in midair
Dozens feared dead in crash over southern Germany
July 2, 2002
A Russian passenger jet with dozens of people aboard and a two-pilot cargo plane collided late Monday over southern Germany in a fireball that scattered flaming wreckage over a wide area, and all aboard both aircraft were believed killed, officials said.
U.S. bombing of Afghan village leaves scores dead
July 2, 2002
U.S. planes bombed a village in central Afghanistan on Monday after the U.S. military said American forces came under fire. Afghans said villagers were celebrating a wedding and that scores were killed and injured, including women and children.
Tracking worries retailers, customers
July 2, 2002
By Mike Belt Phil Best said he would not throw as many keg beer parties as he once had, thanks to Kansas’ new keg registration law, which went into effect Monday. “I just don’t like the tracking process,” the 23-year-old recent Kansas University graduate said.
Governor hopefuls criticized for silence
Candidates must address budget woes with a plan, officials say
July 2, 2002
By Dave Ranney The next Kansas governor will take office in January facing a likely $600-700 million budget shortfall. But you couldn’t tell that listening to the leading job candidates, critics said Monday.
Suspect in Arizona blaze was ‘fascinated’ by fire
July 2, 2002
The man charged with starting one of the blazes that has blackened a huge swath of Arizona forest and destroyed hundreds of homes was fascinated by wildfires as a boy and always wanted to be a firefighter, his brother said Monday.
Jack Shaffer
July 2, 2002
Raiders hammer Tigers
July 2, 2002
The Lawrence Raiders’ bats continue to sizzle. “I have coached baseball a long time. I have never had a team this hot,” Raiders coach Carl Brooks said after his players slammed 14 hits in an 11-2 American Legion baseball victory over the Blue Valley Tigers on Monday.
s authority questioned
July 2, 2002
By Joel Mathis The attorney for a neighborhood group fighting Kansas University’s intended demolition of three houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street is challenging Gov. Bill Graves’ authority to decide the matter.
Trash-service shutdown worries rural Douglas County customers
July 2, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Betty Schrader was wondering Monday whether the AARDS Home-Business Trash Service containers that line her rural road would soon have to be hauled to the dump. The Douglas County resident was wondering, too, if she should start looking for another trash hauler.
by new coach
July 2, 2002
By Levi Chronister Ritch Price’s naming as the new baseball coach at Kansas University ends the wait for KU players who have spent the past month wondering whom they would play for next spring.
s Open: Lopez seeking confidence at Dunes
July 2, 2002
By David Mitchell Nancy Lopez faced two of the three terrors of Prairie Dunes Country Club on Monday afternoon  gusting winds and high rough. The stifling heat that usually greets golfers this time of year at the world’s 17th-ranked golf course isn’t expected until the weekend.
Tournament’s surprises didn’t hold out to end
July 2, 2002
Senegal wasn’t supposed to beat France. The United States wasn’t supposed to scare the soccer powers. And Brazil, mighty Brazil, wasn’t supposed to run off with the World Cup.
Survey: Americans rank health care above some basic rights
July 2, 2002
After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, nearly half of Americans say they’re now willing to give up personal freedom and privacy to protect the country, an annual survey commissioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has found.
Thornburgh calls for end to lawsuit over redistricting
July 2, 2002
A lawsuit filed about new congressional districts should be dismissed because the Attorney General’s Office hasn’t shown any voters were harmed, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh said.
County commissioners hear budget needs
July 2, 2002
By Mark Fagan A budget noose around three area social-service programs loosened a bit Monday, but Douglas County commissioners warned they still could not guarantee the services’ survival.
Simple steps can prevent heat deaths
July 2, 2002
Beating the heat is largely a matter of taking simple precautions. Yet every summer brings preventable deaths. Some make dramatic headlines, such as the Michigan mother charged with murder after her two children died in her sweltering car allegedly as she had her hair styled, or the football players who died last summer of heatstroke.
Evacuees ready to return home
July 2, 2002
By Jim Keyworth Payson Roundup Many of them have endured 10 days of mostly bad news about the fire that ravaged their communities, but the 800 evacuees at Rim Country Middle School received some good news Monday morning they could be going home in the next few days.
Ostertag’s sister released
July 2, 2002
Amy Hall, who last week received a kidney transplant from her brother, Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag, was released from Baylor University Medical Center on Monday. Doctors said after the operation on Thursday that Hall, 26, could expect to be released Monday or today. Ostertag was released Sunday.
Exploring the world
Students’ poetry explains their thoughts and feelings
July 2, 2002
A writing project at Lawrence Alternative High School that celebrated the life and career of Langston Hughes has resulted in a book of poems written by the students. The project, called “Poetry: The Language of Life,” allowed the students to find their own writing voice and to use words to explore the world and their places in it.
Acts of few can affect many
July 2, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald This, my cousin tells me, is where R. Kelly lives. It’s the typical pop star mansion, secluded far behind foreboding gates, from which the outside world is watched by security cameras.
Shallow analysis
July 2, 2002
Jayhawks ‘excited’ by new coach
July 2, 2002
By Levi Chronister Ritch Price’s naming as the new baseball coach at Kansas University ends the wait for KU players who have spent the past month wondering whom they would play for next spring.
Sneaky taxes
July 2, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Even when mill levies are steady, property taxes are going up. Property tax increases can be a pretty sneaky thing. Even when local officials say they aren’t raising taxes, the bills continue to go up.
International court opens despite U.S. protest
July 2, 2002
More than 100 nations hailed the birth of the world’s first International Criminal Court on Monday as a landmark for global justice, vowing that its mission to prosecute and deter future war criminals will not be sabotaged by U.S. opposition.
Diseased elm on its last limb, officials say
July 2, 2002
By Mindie Paget Jayhawk Boulevard once was lined with elm trees that created a soft canopy above Kansas University’s main thoroughfare. Over time, most of the graceful giants succumbed to Dutch elm disease and were removed. A hardy survivor remained for some 90 years in front of the Natural History Museum.
Powell leaving for Minnesota post
July 2, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 3:10 p.m.) The executive dean of Kansas University’s School of Medicine has accepted a position as dean of the University of Minnesota’s Medical School.
Horoscopes
July 2, 2002
Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ recast in bluegrass
July 2, 2002
Luther Wright and the Wrongs aren’t just whistling Hayseed Dixie on this album, which deconstructs and then renovates Pink Floyd’s 1979 classic “The Wall” in its entirety as a bluegrass and country rock opry, with bales of hay replacing bricks.
KSU site for tournament
July 2, 2002
Kansas State is one of 16 schools that will host the first and second rounds of the 2003 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championships. The games will be in Bramlage Coliseum, which seats 13,340.
College Baseball: Price right for KU
Ex-Cal Poly coach says Kansas ‘sleeping giant’
July 2, 2002
By Gary Bedore Ritch Price scoffs at those who say Kansas University cannot win in baseball. “Six years ago they were saying the same thing at Nebraska,” said Price, Cal Poly’s eighth-year head coach who on Monday was named Bobby Randall’s successor at KU.
Business Briefcase
July 2, 2002
Northrop Grumman, TRW agree to $7.8 billion deal Economy: Manufacturing rebounding; construction spending dips Agriculture: Wheat harvest nears end Wall Street: Merck delays public offering
China celebrates 81 years under Communism
July 2, 2002
Marking the 81st anniversary of its Communist Party, China exhorted its people and party faithful Monday to follow what it called President Jiang Zemin’s progressive approach to reform a doctrine that has pushed the country toward a world it once shunned.
Hamas vows revenge for bombmaker death
July 2, 2002
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, defending Israel’s killing of a top Hamas bombmaker, said Monday that “there is no compromise with terror.” Hamas extremists vowed revenge.
Jack Shaffer
July 2, 2002
San Marcos, Tex. Â Services for Jack Shaffer, 59, San Marcos, formerly of Lawrence, Kan., will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pennington Memorial Chapel, San Marcos. Burial will be in Memory Lawn Memorial Park, Martindale. Mr. Shaffer died Saturday, June 29, 2002, in San Marcos.
Robert McFaul
July 2, 2002
Dallas  Services for Robert McFaul, 46, of Dallas, are pending and will be announced by Grove Hill Funeral Home of Dallas. Mr. McFaul died Sunday, June 30, 2002, in Dallas.
Briefly
July 2, 2002
Peru: Ex-spy chief convicted on first criminal charge Russia: Fuel leak blamed for sub disaster Chile: Prosecution halted on former dictator Yemen: British frigate docks at Cole bombing site
Briefly
July 2, 2002
New York City: Mayor: Party like a patriot St. Louis: Balloonist should set global record today Washington, D.C.: Fire causes evacuation of House office building Washington, D.C.: Bush increases debt limit
Briefly
July 2, 2002
Tennessee: Budget impasse forces state offices to close Washington, D.C.: Administration cuts Superfund payments Washington, D.C.: Drug makers sue over Medicaid lists Cleveland: Bush renews fight for school vouchers
Robert McFaul
July 2, 2002
Herman W. Karriker
July 2, 2002
Diseased elm on its last limb, officials say
July 2, 2002
By Mindie Paget Jayhawk Boulevard once was lined with elm trees that created a soft canopy above Kansas University’s main thoroughfare. Over time, most of the graceful giants succumbed to Dutch elm disease and were removed. A hardy survivor remained for some 90 years in front of the Natural History Museum.
Russell W. Willits
July 2, 2002
Raiders hammer Tigers
July 2, 2002
The Lawrence Raiders’ bats continue to sizzle. “I have coached baseball a long time. I have never had a team this hot,” Raiders coach Carl Brooks said after his players slammed 14 hits in an 11-2 American Legion baseball victory over the Blue Valley Tigers on Monday.
Norman G. Dolph
July 2, 2002
Kenneth Metzger
July 2, 2002
Ivan Duane Snyder
July 2, 2002
City softball results: 7/1
July 2, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Monday, July 1.
Cup helped co-hosts cooperate
July 2, 2002
FIFA’s big worry was that traditional rivals Japan and South Korea, as co-hosts of the 2002 World Cup, wouldn’t be able to co-exist. It can worry no more.
Maradona still talks good game
July 2, 2002
Diego Maradona railed against Japan, lashed out at soccer’s governing body, FIFA, and dismissed the World Cup final as “mediocre” as he defiantly answered questions on Monday.
Rangers make first move by signing Holik
July 2, 2002
Bobby Holik will try to bring his winning ways to the New York Rangers, who sorely need the help. Holik, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with New Jersey, became the NHL’s first major unrestricted free agent to sign this year.
WNBA Roundup: Smith leads Lynx past Shock
Minnesota standout scores 28 points in 85-80 overtime win
July 2, 2002
Katie Smith scored a season-high 28 points, including seven in overtime, leading the Minnesota Lynx past the Detroit Shock, 85-80, Monday night. Smith hit a three-pointer with 1:36 remaining that put the Lynx up 83-79. The Shock came no closer than three points thereafter.
Brenly soured on All-Star experience
July 2, 2002
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly says that the difficulty of selecting the pitchers and reserves for the National League and the criticism that followed has soured his first experience as an All-Star manager.
Baseball Briefs
July 2, 2002
Toronto sends Mondesi to Yankees for reliever Atlantic City makes ‘Wild Thing’ a manager Castillo drops appeal
American League Roundup: Pedro petrifies Toronto
Red Sox ace whiffs 14 Blue Jays in 4-0 victory
July 2, 2002
Just when Pedro Martinez is pitching consistently like an All-Star, he’s decided not to be one. He struck out 14 in eight innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Monday night.
National League Roundup: Cincinnati getting red hot
Reds stay atop Central with fifth win in six games
July 2, 2002
Jimmy Haynes had never gotten three hits in a game. He’d never beaten the Houston Astros, either. The second breakthrough meant a whole lot more than the first.
City Recreation Standings
July 2, 2002
Here are the city softball, volleyball and basketball standings as of Sunday, June 30.
Hudson’s home targeted
Orlando guard not present when two men open fire
July 2, 2002
Masked gunmen attacked three people outside the home of Orlando Magic point guard Troy Hudson, fatally shooting a 20-year-old man and pistol-whipping a 15-year-old boy, police said Monday.
Chiefs, Rodriguez agree
July 2, 2002
The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms with linebacker Maurice Rodriguez, the team’s seventh-round pick in the 2002 NFL draft. The three-year deal, announced Monday, leaves defensive tackle Ryan Sims the Chiefs’ first-round pick as the only draft choice yet to agree to terms.
Lax airport security allowed fake guns, bombs to get by
July 2, 2002
Fake guns, bombs and other weapons got past security screeners almost one-fourth of the time at 32 major airports last month, a Transportation Security Administration official said Monday.
In the halls
July 2, 2002
J-W looking for youths for advisory board
July 2, 2002
The Journal-World is looking for students, ages 10 to 18, to serve on our Teen Advisory Board. The board will meet with an editor monthly and help us come up with ideas for our 18 and Under page and other coverage.
U.S. Women’s Open: Lopez seeking confidence at Dunes
July 2, 2002
By David Mitchell Nancy Lopez faced two of the three terrors of Prairie Dunes Country Club on Monday afternoon gusting winds and high rough. The stifling heat that usually greets golfers this time of year at the world’s 17th-ranked golf course isn’t expected until the weekend.
Great arcade racer short on reality
July 2, 2002
You’ve probably dreamed of being able to drive a powerful car as fast as you want on public highways, weaving through traffic and squealing tires. You can get in on the fun with a copy of “Burnout,” from Criterion Games and Acclaim for the Xbox.
Cheney jabs Pledge of Allegiance call
July 2, 2002
Vice President Dick Cheney used last week’s federal ruling on the Pledge of Allegiance to take a swipe Monday at the Democratic-controlled Senate. Addressing 220 people at a Republican fund-raiser, Cheney said the decision calling the pledge unconstitutional showed a need for quicker Senate action on judicial appointments.
Westar hearings to start despite sale
July 2, 2002
Regulators were to reopen hearings into the finances of the state’s largest electric company, with the proposed sale of one of that firm’s major assets still pending.
Pledge ruling fits Constitution
July 2, 2002
I think we indulge in too much public one-upmanship on the role of God, not only in the creation of this country, but in our present-day lives. I say that even though I am a Baptist and a regular churchgoer.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
July 2, 2002
Pledge solution
July 2, 2002
Museum resource
July 2, 2002
Museum mission
July 2, 2002
Moyer, M’s dominate Royals
Lefty runs shutout string to 23 innings
July 2, 2002
Jamie Moyer ran his string of shutout innings to 23 by pitching a five-hitter as the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 7-0 Monday night. Moyer (8-3) gave up three doubles, didn’t walk a batter and struck out three in lowering his ERA to 3.02.
Weseman receives salary increase
July 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board Monday awarded Supt. Randy Weseman a three-year contract containing more than $140,000 in annual salary and benefits. Weseman, entering his third year as the district’s top administrator, will receive an annual salary of $127,500.
School board elects president
July 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Scott Morgan accepted the walnut gavel in his right hand Monday, and admitted to vacillating on whether to accept the position of Lawrence school board president. “Just how happy are you?” he asked his predecessor, Sue Morgan, after accepting the ornamental mallet from her.
On the record
July 2, 2002
Trash-service shutdown worries rural Douglas County customers
July 2, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Betty Schrader was wondering Monday whether the AARDS Home-Business Trash Service containers that line her rural road would soon have to be hauled to the dump. The Douglas County resident was wondering, too, if she should start looking for another trash hauler.
Daily Ticker
July 2, 2002
Kansas diocese to bless non-married couples
July 2, 2002
The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas will begin authorizing limited blessings of non-married couples, whether homosexuals or heterosexuals for whom marriage would be a financial hardship, Bishop William E. Smalley said Monday.
Governor’s authority questioned
July 2, 2002
By Joel Mathis The attorney for a neighborhood group fighting Kansas University’s intended demolition of three houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street is challenging Gov. Bill Graves’ authority to decide the matter.
Confidence cooldown hits Midwest economy
July 2, 2002
Midwest business leaders are losing confidence in the regional economic outlook as corporate accounting scandals rock the business world, according to a June survey of company officials in a nine-state region released Monday.
Nasdaq reaches lowest close in five years
July 2, 2002
Mounting concerns about accounting scandals and the health of the nation’s companies prompted investors to again sell stocks sharply lower Monday. The high-tech dominated Nasdaq composite index finished under its post-Sept. 11 closing low, while the Dow Jones industrials tumbled more than 130 points.
WorldCom shares take plunge
Nasdaq moves to delist stock as accounting woes widen
July 2, 2002
WorldCom Inc., already facing fraud charges involving almost $4 billion in disguised expenses, told the government Monday it is investigating possible new accounting problems with its reserve accounts.
Local briefs
July 2, 2002
Baldwin home showcased on national television series A Baldwin couple’s dream home will be featured on “Dream Builders,” a Home and Garden Television series. The production crew was in town Monday and today, spotlighting Judy and Wes Irvine’s home, west of Baldwin. The building was designed by Kansas University architecture Professor Dan Rockhill. Wes Irvine said Terrace House, as the home is known, took about three years to complete. HGTV liked the finished product. “We followed Dan Rockhill’s career,” said John Walker, “Dream Builders” producer. “He has certainly made a name for himself in American architecture.” The segment featuring Terrace House will air in winter 2003 on HGTV, Sunflower Broadband Channel 45. ____________________________________________ Courts: Lawrence resident found guilty of robbery After seven hours of deliberations over two days, a Douglas County jury Monday decided Duwone Flowers was guilty in the September 2000 robbery of a North Lawrence convenience store. Flowers, 32, will be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 2 by Judge Robert Fairchild. Flowers was initially charged late last year with aggravated robbery in the Sept. 24, 2000, incident, which happened at Total Petroleum Inc., 1010 N. Third St. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia but was found not guilty of that charge. Flowers already was serving a 4 1/2 year sentence for attempted robbery of Wendy’s, 523 W. 23rd St. That occurred in December 2000. A jury found him guilty of that charge last summer. ____________________________________________ Fireworks: Rural Douglas Countians celebrate Fourth too early Several people gathered in rural Douglas County on Saturday night to watch a fireworks display. The only problem was they celebrated three days too early. Fireworks weren’t allowed to be shot off in the county until today. Thursday, the Fourth of July, is the last day to shoot them off. A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy patrolling about 10 p.m. in the 900 section of East 1900 Road, about six miles northeast of Baldwin, saw the display and stopped to investigate. The deputy stopped the fireworks display, Lt. Kathy Tate said. Information about the incident was given to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office to determine whether charges were necessary. ____________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.32 at several gas stations. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price.
Officials to use East Hills building as lure
Development leaders strike deal to build $2.9 million facility
July 2, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County economic development leaders are putting out the bait in East Hills Business Park. Lawrence Chamber of Commerce officials confirmed Monday that Douglas County Development Inc., the nonprofit group that manages the business park, and a group of five area lenders struck a deal to build a nearly 70,000-square-foot, $2.9 million building that would be used to lure companies to locate in the park.
Troops advance against rebels
July 2, 2002
Philippine troops, backed by helicopter gunships, pounded Muslim extremist guerrillas with artillery and rocket fire Monday in the latest clash in a U.S.-backed military offensive, officials said.
Hong Kong marks five years with China
July 2, 2002
As protesters lashed out at Beijing’s “murderous regime,” President Jiang Zemin marked Hong Kong’s first five years back in China by saying Monday it had retained its capitalist ways and now should support the mainland.
Publishers engage in bidding war for ‘Dirty Girls Social Club’
July 2, 2002
Even people running the copy machines at major publishing houses just had to read “Dirty Girls Social Club,” which won a near-$500,000 book deal for a first-time author after a bidding war.
The Who gives emotional performance
Band plays for first time since death of bassist John Entwistle
July 2, 2002
The surviving members of The Who expressed their grief Monday night with noise instead of tears. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, the surviving members of the seminal, 1960s British rock band, performed at the Hollywood Bowl in the group’s first concert since the death last week of longtime bassist John Entwistle.
Ryun sets sights on leadership post
July 2, 2002
A former star quarterback is leaving a top post in the House leadership, and a former Olympic miler wants the job. Kansas Rep. Jim Ryun is seeking the No. 4 job of House Republican Conference chairman.
Oklahoma Rep. J.C. Watts announces retirement
July 2, 2002
Rep. J.C. Watts of Oklahoma, the only black Republican in Congress, said Monday that he would not seek a fifth term this fall, setting up a wide-open race that could help Democrats in their drive to regain control of the House.
Mother charged with murder in deaths of children left in car
July 2, 2002
A mother has been charged with first-degree murder for leaving her two children inside her sweltering car for more than three hours while she went to have her hair done, police said.
Highway vandals strike again
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says three more incidents have been reported
July 2, 2002
By Mike Belt Three more reports of highway vandalism involving items thrown at vehicles have been reported to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. That brings the number of such incidents reported in June to 17.
6News video report: Keg registration law goes into effect
July 2, 2002
6News reports on the new keg registration law that requires liquor stores to obtain information from buyers.
Patriotism attacked
July 2, 2002
Home Depot nails down No. 2 retail spot
July 2, 2002
Home improvement retail chain Home Depot Inc. pushed aside grocer Kroger Co. to become the second-largest U.S. retailer behind Wal-Mart Stores Inc., according to the 2002 tally of sales by Stores magazine.
July 2, 2002
By Gary Bedore Ritch Price scoffs at those who say Kansas University cannot win in baseball. “Six years ago they were saying the same thing at Nebraska,” said Price, Cal Poly’s eighth-year head coach who on Monday was named Bobby Randall’s successor at KU.
s Office says three more incidents have been reported
July 2, 2002
By Mike Belt Three more reports of highway vandalism involving items thrown at vehicles have been reported to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. That brings the number of such incidents reported in June to 17.
Development leaders strike deal to build $2.9 million facility
July 2, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County economic development leaders are putting out the bait in East Hills Business Park. Lawrence Chamber of Commerce officials confirmed Monday that Douglas County Development Inc., the nonprofit group that manages the business park, and a group of five area lenders struck a deal to build a nearly 70,000-square-foot, $2.9 million building that would be used to lure companies to locate in the park.
School board elects president
July 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Scott Morgan accepted the walnut gavel in his right hand Monday, and admitted to vacillating on whether to accept the position of Lawrence school board president. “Just how happy are you?” he asked his predecessor, Sue Morgan, after accepting the ornamental mallet from her.
Russell W. Willits
July 2, 2002
McLouth  Graveside services for Russell W. Willits, 91, rural McLouth, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McLouth Cemetery. Mr. Willits died Sunday, June 30, 2002, after a tractor accident at his home in rural McLouth.
Norman G. Dolph
July 2, 2002
Oskaloosa  Graveside services for Norman G. Dolph, 59, Bellair Bluffs, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mr. Dolph died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Suncoast Hospital, Tampa, Fla.
Grandstaff
July 2, 2002
Services for Melvin J. “Mutt” Grandstaff, 84, Perry, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry. Mr. Grandstaff died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Lexington Park Nursing Home, Topeka.
Ivan Duane Snyder
July 2, 2002
Overbrook  Services for Ivan Duane Snyder, 66, Overbrook, were Saturday at Appanoose Cemetery, southeast of Overbrook. Mr. Snyder died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.