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Bush says U.S. more resolved than ever to help bring stability to Afghanistan
July 6, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 10:39 a.m.) President Bush said the assassination Saturday of an Afghan vice president left the United States “more resolved than ever” to help build stability in that country. Bush speculated that terrorists were behind the killing of Vice President Abdul Qadir and his driver in the capital city of Kabul, where U.S.-led forces last year ousted the al-Qaida-allied Taliban regime.
President turns 56, lauds national unity in radio address
July 6, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 10:30 a.m.) President Bush marked his 56th birthday Saturday at his father’s summer home overlooking the Atlantic with a few thoughts about the spirit of American independence in an age of terrorism.
Gunmen kill Afghanistan’s vice president in daytime attack
July 6, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 4:30 p.m.) Gunmen firing assault rifles Saturday assassinated Afghan Vice President Abdul Qadir, a veteran Pashtun warlord and key figure in U.S.-backed efforts to bring stability to the war-fractured nation. A government statement blamed the assassination on “terrorists.”
U.S. admits civilians died in Afghan attack
July 6, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 7:31 a.m.) Afghanistan’s foreign minister said Saturday that the military campaign against Taliban and al-Qaida holdouts will continue despite this week’s U.S. air attack that killed scores of civilians in a central province.
People
July 6, 2002
Newlyweds make public debut Canada honors Mitchell, Cockburn High Court sides with Hendrix kin
Texas flooding kills at least eight as heavy rain continues
July 6, 2002
Hundreds of people fled their homes in three small towns as a storm dumped more than a foot of rain Saturday on an area that rarely sees more than 2 feet of rain a year.
Armstrong opens bid for fourth Tour de France title by winning prologue
July 6, 2002
Lance Armstrong surprised almost no one but himself by opening his bid for a fourth straight Tour de France title with a victory in Saturday’s prologue.
Serena beats Venus to add Wimbledon to French Open title
July 6, 2002
In a two-sided display of powerful shotmaking that featured more stellar strokes than their title matches at the U.S. Open and French Open combined, Serena won her second straight Grand Slam title by beating two-time defending champion Venus 7-6 (4), 6-3.
Iraq firm on keeping out weapons inspectors
July 6, 2002
After two days of talks that had raised hopes Iraq might relent, the United Nations said Friday it had failed to convince Baghdad to allow the return of U.N. weapons inspectors.
Town criers let it rip for continental contest
July 6, 2002
Bellowing out “Oyez! Oyez!” and “hear ye, hear ye,” town criers from the United States and Canada unfurled their ornate scrolls Friday in the North American Town Criers Competition.
Wildfires bring flood worries
July 6, 2002
Firefighting crews laid straw on charred hillsides and placed concrete barriers along roads Friday to prevent floods in areas stripped bare by wildfires. A tenth of an inch could send water and debris down Mitchell Creek toward homes in Glenwood Springs, said Guy Meyer of Garfield County Emergency Management.
Trusted adviser leaving Bush
Hughes’ absence to be deeply felt
July 6, 2002
The day before his inauguration, George W. Bush pointed to Karen Hughes at a staff meeting and told his other top advisers, “I don’t want any important decision made without her in the room.”
Few takers for free DNA tests
July 6, 2002
Fewer than a dozen inmates responded to New Jersey’s year-old offer of free DNA testing to help challenge their convictions, and not one has been cleared. As a result, New Jersey has largely abandoned the so-called Truth Project in favor of a stricter program, to begin next week, that will charge prisoners for testing.
Co-pilot’s son says plane had problems with landing gear
July 6, 2002
The plane that crashed into a Fourth of July crowd at a suburban Los Angeles park had trouble with its landing gear about a month ago, the co-pilot’s son said Friday. “They had a decent scare,” said Greg Alder, whose 49-year-old father, Michael, was the co-pilot of the plane.
Arkansas court strikes law banning gay sex
July 6, 2002
The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that a law barring sexual relations between people of the same gender was an unconstitutional invasion of privacy. The Legislature passed the law in 1977, and it apparently has never been used to prosecute anyone.
Farmers offered incentives to plant white wheat
July 6, 2002
More acres of Kansas farmland are expected to be planted with hard white wheat this fall after many farmers found it fared better than the red variety. New incentives in the 2002 farm bill and other places also are expected to produce a dramatic increase in white wheat acres, said Dusti Fritz with the Kansas Wheat Commission.
Cause of fatal fire may never be known
July 6, 2002
Investigators may never learn what started the blaze that killed three little girls and three of the firefighters who tried to save them, an official said Friday.
Pilots warned about attacks
July 6, 2002
The government told owners and operators of private planes Friday to strengthen security because terrorists may try to use general aviation aircraft to attack in the United States.
Jobless rate increases
July 6, 2002
The unemployment rate nudged up to 5.9 percent in June as companies uncertain about the economic recovery and shaken by accounting scandals steered clear of big hiring commitments.
Sean Maher lights up new series ‘Firefly’
July 6, 2002
Joss Whedon’s sci-fi/Western series “Firefly,” set to air Fridays this fall on Fox, has had its ups and downs so far, what with a last-minute pickup and revisions to what will be the opening episode, but actor Sean Maher is still happy to be there.
Thousands demand revenge for death of militia leader
July 6, 2002
Mourners fired assault rifles into the air and demanded revenge Friday after a car bomb killed a militia leader and a member of the security forces in what Palestinians say was the latest Israeli attack on prominent militants.
Anniversaries
July 6, 2002
Club news
July 6, 2002
Scouting news
July 6, 2002
Engagements
July 6, 2002
Mystery writer dies after fall
July 6, 2002
Author and columnist Mark McGarrity, who wrote mysteries under the name Bartholomew Gill featuring the witty, shrewd Irish detective Peter McGarr, died Thursday when he fell from a stairway. He was 58.
Weddings
July 6, 2002
Sex-change Methodist minister resigns
July 6, 2002
The Rev. Rebecca Ann Steen, a United Methodist minister who underwent a sex-change operation, voluntarily surrendered clergy credentials at a hearing on her situation.
Airport shooting spawns beefed-up security
July 6, 2002
The federal government is considering putting more police in airport lobbies and around ticket counters in response to the Fourth of July shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
Newly dedicated temple attracts Hindus from across nation
July 6, 2002
Under billboards pointing tourists toward Amish souvenirs, an ornate, sandstone Hindu temple carves a corner of India into the middle of Pennsylvania’s rolling farmland.
Spirituality
July 6, 2002
Billy Graham says weakness may end revivals this fall Study: Religious donors also give elsewhere
Taking it to the streets
Heritage Baptist Church shares its message of sin, salvation with the masses
July 6, 2002
By Jim Baker You can’t miss them. From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every other Thursday during the warmer months, a large group of members of Heritage Baptist Church, 4340 W. Sixth St., spend an hour at downtown Lawrence intersections preaching the Gospel to anyone who will listen and even to those who won’t.
State briefs
July 6, 2002
Salina: Smoking ban challenged Leonardville: Tanker driver arrested after U.S. 24 milk spill Arcadia: Body found floating in strip pit is identified
County eyes fee increase for building permits
July 6, 2002
By Mark Fagan Building a home, office or store in rural Douglas County is about to get more expensive. County officials are preparing to boost fees next year for county building permits, possibly by as much as 64 percent. County commissioners are scheduled to discuss the potential revenues of fee increases during a budget hearing Monday.
MU administrator ranks growing, despite budget
July 6, 2002
Tuition is up, state appropriations are down. But the last five years have been good to the top brass at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where the number of administrators has grown 42 percent, and 480 workers at the Columbia campus and hospital earn more than $100,000.
Washburn group was at airport shooting
July 6, 2002
Some students from Topeka’s Washburn University were at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday when a gunman killed two people at the ticket counter for the Israeli airline El Al before being shot dead by a security guard.
Ruling is a marketing blunder
July 6, 2002
By Andrew Marlatt Special to The Washington Post A U.S. federal appeals court ruled last week that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional because the pledge contains the phrase “under God,” a decision blasted by Democrats, Republicans and brand managers, who say the United States is making a grave mistake in dropping its principal sponsor.
Important symbol
July 6, 2002
Fireworks changes likely afoot
Commissioners lean toward new restrictions for Independence Day revelry
July 6, 2002
By Joel Mathis Independence Day 2002 didn’t bring a repeat of the fireworks-fueled conflagration that gutted a Colorado Street apartment building in 2001. But city commissioners still are ready to cut the fuse on Lawrence’s wide-open fireworks rules. Online extra: vote in the poll
Search for truth
July 6, 2002
Changing values
July 6, 2002
Wimbledon: Hewitt heading to finals
Fan favorite Henman falls in straight sets
July 6, 2002
Scrambling along the brown baseline, Lleyton Hewitt lofted a lob that curled over Tim Henman and floated down, barely in. Applause rang out. By the end, Hewitt’s magical play had to be admired even by the 13,000 or so fans trying to will a British man into a Wimbledon final for the first time since 1938.
U.S. should acknowledge mistake, regret
July 6, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Collateral damage is inevitable in a military operation as complex and destructive as America’s war on al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan. But callousness or indifference to civilian losses is not.
Kansas research examines medicinal effects of echinacea
July 6, 2002
A Kansas research consortium is aiming to make purple prairie coneflowers a viable alternative crop and a safe and effective mainstream medication. The flower, also known as echinacea, is already used as an immune system stimulant.
Rock, pop and patriotic
Concerts offer something for everyone’s taste
July 6, 2002
Still have some patriotic energy left from the Fourth of July? You might check out Baldwin City Theatre’s musical “Our Country Tis of Thee” or the fireworks display following the Missouri Chamber Orchestra’s POPS! concert at Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Mo.
County clerk extends office hours for voter registration
July 6, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn With just a little more than two weeks until the deadline, Patty Jaimes said she hadn’t seen many Douglas County residents racing to her office to register to vote. “There’s not a large amount registering now,” said Jaimes, Douglas County county clerk. “The bigger push comes before the general election.”
Glenn remembers wingman as ‘excellent combat pilot’
July 6, 2002
To former Sen. John Glenn, Ted Williams was a great wingman during the Korean War and a pretty good ballplayer, too. “There was no one more dedicated to this country and more proud to serve his country than Ted Williams,” Glenn said Friday while on vacation in the Chesapeake Bay, hours after hearing of Williams’ death.
Plains cathedral opens its doors to interstate travelers, tourists
July 6, 2002
Weary travelers may have a hard time believing their eyes when they approach this small western Kansas town from Interstate 70. On the horizon, the twin towers of St. Fidelis Catholic Church rise from the wheat fields about a mile south of the heavily trafficked highway.
Forrest R. ‘Frosty’ Robertson
July 6, 2002
Williams star among All Stars
Teddy Ballgame’ center of attention during 1999 game in Boston
July 6, 2002
One magical night three years ago, the best baseball players in the world were transfixed, turned once again into little kids, awed by the presence of an idol. Ted Williams had that effect on people
Anna Margaret Lachenmaier
July 6, 2002
Some top golfers caught by cut
July 6, 2002
By David Mitchell See you later, Karrie Webb. Farewell, Nancy Lopez. Some of the biggest names in golf were sent packing after the second round of the U.S. Women’s Open on Friday at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Suspect in kidnapping waives hearing
July 6, 2002
By Mike Belt A Topeka man charged in Douglas County District Court with aggravated kidnapping waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday. Gary F. Holmes, 52, is one of three men charged with the September 2000 kidnapping of Dale Alan Miller, Topeka.
Yankees get Weaver in three-team trade
July 6, 2002
Seeking to add even more pitching for the second half, the first-place New York Yankees acquired Jeff Weaver from Detroit early today as part of a three-team trade that also included Oakland.
Raiders blanked, 3-0
Lawrence held to two hits in Oklahoma
July 6, 2002
Lawrence’s Raiders mustered just two hits in a 3-0 American Legion baseball loss to Lawton (Okla.) on Friday at the Enid Woodbat Tournament. The Raiders, 2-1 in the tourney and 22-12 overall, placed second in their pool and will meet host Enid in a tourney semifinal at 7:45 tonight.
The pledge debate
Atheists aren’t viewing court’s ruling as godsend
July 6, 2002
Last week’s Pledge of Allegiance debate reaffirmed at least one political lesson: While elected officials usually try not to offend anyone, there’s one group no one worries about alienating atheists who believe in the nation, though not a deity.
District scrutinizes class-size
July 6, 2002
By Tim Carpenter There will be fewer crowded classrooms than had been expected in Lawrence public elementary schools in the coming year. It still won’t be perfect. District staff have been tweaking teacher assignments to delete academically suspect “combination” classes, in which students of two elementary grades are mingled together.
Oakland upends KC - Athletics 4, Royals 3
A’s claim come-from-behind victory, deal for Lilly
July 6, 2002
Before the holiday fireworks at the Oakland Coliseum, the Athletics got the crowd excited with a come-from-behind victory in the ninth inning. And if that wasn’t enough, the A’s were in the middle of a three-team trade to bring New York Yankees left-hander Ted Lilly to Oakland.
Graves decries lake water releases
Corps siphoning Kansas reservoirs to raise Missouri River level for barges
July 6, 2002
A drawdown of lake levels being conducted by the federal government to help barge traffic on the Missouri River has drawn the ire of Gov. Bill Graves. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started releasing water from Perry, Tuttle Creek and Milford lakes to boost water levels in the Missouri River for navigation flow.
Auto Racing Briefs: Harvick nabs first Winston Cup pole
Bodine to run from second slot at tonight’s NASCAR Pepsi 400
July 6, 2002
Friends are as hard to come by as victories for Kevin Harvick these days. Acquiring a reputation as a reckless bad sport on a losing streak can do that to a guy. Harvick has reason to think his fortunes might be changing, though. He won the first Winston Cup pole position of his career Friday, qualifying first for the Pepsi 400.
Local briefs
July 6, 2002
Oread: Decision still pending on Ohio Street houses Gov. Bill Graves still hadn’t made a decision Friday on the fate of three houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street. Officials earlier had said the decision would come this week. “I would assume the decision would come sometime toward the beginning of next week,” his spokeswoman, Kristin Heuertz, said Friday. Kansas University wants to tear down the dilapidated, century-old houses on Ohio Street to make way for scholarship halls. But the university has been prevented from doing so because of a state preservation officer’s ruling in March that the demolitions would harm the historic environs of nearby Usher House, 1425 Tenn. That house, now occupied by Beta Theta Pi fraternity, is on the National Register of Historic Places. KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway in June appealed the ruling to Graves. Last week, the Lawrence City Commission asked Graves to take public comment and conduct a public hearing before deciding. Graves’ representatives have said there would be no public hearing on the matter because of the amount of comment taken earlier. ____________________________________________ Planning: Public hearing scheduled on floodplain regulations The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission will take testimony on proposed floodplain regulations during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall. Anyone who wants to speak on the matter should sign up in advance for a four-minute speaking slot. The planning office is taking reservations by phone at 832-3150. The current version of the regulations allows construction in the floodplain if a property owner can produce a hydrological study showing the new structure won’t change the floodplain’s elevation or contours. The regulations can be found online at www.lawrenceplanning.org/current/floodplainregs.html. ____________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.31 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.
Cubs give boot to Baylor
Kimm promoted from Triple-A Iowa
July 6, 2002
Ultimately, high expectations and a higher than average payroll did in Don Baylor. The Chicago Cubs fired Baylor on Friday and made Bruce Kimm interim manager, one day after a loss to Atlanta left the Cubs with a 33-49 record.
O’Reilly Auto Parts 250: Leffler wins pole, praise from teammate
July 6, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Veteran driver Ted Musgrave couldn’t resist the chance to tease young teammate Jason Leffler on Friday in the Kansas Speedway media center. As Musgrave passed Leffler on his walk away from the podium, the former stopped and quickly turned around the blue baseball cap atop the latter’s head.
6News video report: Despite safer holiday commissioners still support fireworks ban
July 6, 2002
6News reports what Lawrence intends to do next year.
World Online: Panorama - Lawrence Visitors Center
July 6, 2002
On the record
July 6, 2002
6Sports video report: KU adds another coach
July 6, 2002
6Sports reports on the new head coach for the women’s golf team.
KU basketball coaches certified to recruit
July 6, 2002
Kansas University’s basketball coaches learned on Friday they’d been certified to begin 20 days of high school recruiting starting Monday. The NCAA is working through the weekend to certify schools that submitted the necessary paperwork this week.
Swede tied for lead with Diaz, Inkster after second-round rally
July 6, 2002
By David Mitchell There are 78 bunkers defending Prairie Dunes Country Club’s 18 holes. Friday afternoon it looked like Juli Inkster might get a good look at most of them.
Lawrence held to two hits in Oklahoma
July 6, 2002
Lawrence’s Raiders mustered just two hits in a 3-0 American Legion baseball loss to Lawton (Okla.) on Friday at the Enid Woodbat Tournament. The Raiders, 2-1 in the tourney and 22-12 overall, placed second in their pool and will meet host Enid in a tourney semifinal at 7:45 tonight.
Lack of investment, leadership fuel upheaval at KU Medical Center
July 6, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. News coming out of the Kansas University Medical Center just keeps getting worse. Several weeks ago, one of the school’s most distinguished researchers, Billy Hudson, left KU for Vanderbilt University.
Suspect in kidnapping waives hearing
July 6, 2002
By Mike Belt A Topeka man charged in Douglas County District Court with aggravated kidnapping waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday. Gary F. Holmes, 52, is one of three men charged with the September 2000 kidnapping of Dale Alan Miller, Topeka.
Commissioners lean toward new restrictions for Independence Day revelry
July 6, 2002
By Joel Mathis Independence Day 2002 didn’t bring a repeat of the fireworks-fueled conflagration that gutted a Colorado Street apartment building in 2001. But city commissioners still are ready to cut the fuse on Lawrence’s wide-open fireworks rules. Â Online extra: vote in the poll
County eyes fee increase for building permits
July 6, 2002
By Mark Fagan Building a home, office or store in rural Douglas County is about to get more expensive. County officials are preparing to boost fees next year for county building permits, possibly by as much as 64 percent. County commissioners are scheduled to discuss the potential revenues of fee increases during a budget hearing Monday.
Some top golfers caught by cut
July 6, 2002
By David Mitchell See you later, Karrie Webb. Farewell, Nancy Lopez. Some of the biggest names in golf were sent packing after the second round of the U.S. Women’s Open on Friday at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Heritage Baptist Church shares its message of sin, salvation with the masses
July 6, 2002
By Jim Baker You can’t miss them. From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every other Thursday during the warmer months, a large group of members of Heritage Baptist Church, 4340 W. Sixth St., spend an hour at downtown Lawrence intersections preaching the Gospel to anyone who will listen  and even to those who won’t.
Prep, college standout opts for KU this time
July 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore Once recruited by Kansas University, Megan Menzel now will be trying to attract top-notch talent of her own to KU.
District scrutinizes class-size
July 6, 2002
By Tim Carpenter There will be fewer crowded classrooms than had been expected in Lawrence public elementary schools in the coming year. It still won’t be perfect. District staff have been tweaking teacher assignments to delete academically suspect “combination” classes, in which students of two elementary grades are mingled together.
Briefly
July 6, 2002
Florida: 3 found dead in pool South Carolina: 15 injured in bus crash
Reilly Auto Parts 250: Leffler wins pole, praise from teammate
July 6, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Veteran driver Ted Musgrave couldn’t resist the chance to tease young teammate Jason Leffler on Friday in the Kansas Speedway media center. As Musgrave passed Leffler on his walk away from the podium, the former stopped and quickly turned around the blue baseball cap atop the latter’s head.
Panic’ welcomed at Starlight Theatre
Widespread Panic - Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Mo. - 07/05/2002
July 6, 2002
By Michael Newman Kansas City, Mo. The latest in this summer’s seemingly endless string of jam bands to pass through the area, Athens, Ga.’s Widespread Panic drew a throng of young tour followers, old hippies and college kids to Starlight Theatre in Kansas City’s Swope Park on Friday night.
Ex-Nazi, 93, convicted
Butcher of Genoa’ found guilty in massacre, but won’t serve time
July 6, 2002
One of Germany’s last trials for Nazi crimes ended Friday when a 93-year-old former SS officer was convicted of 59 counts of murder stemming from a 1944 massacre of Italian resistance fighters.
FCE news
July 6, 2002
Harry Potter a hairy dwarf in phony Chinese sequel
July 6, 2002
Roll away, “Sorcerer’s Stone”! Step aside, “Prisoner of Azkaban”! Harry Potter and Leopard-Walk-Up-To-Dragon are here! Chinese fans of the British boy wizard with the lightning-bolt scar on his forehead are snapping up the fifth book in the wildly popular series.
Lack of investment, leadership fuel upheaval at KU Medical Center
July 6, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. News coming out of the Kansas University Medical Center just keeps getting worse. Several weeks ago, one of the school’s most distinguished researchers, Billy Hudson, left KU for Vanderbilt University.
U.S. Women’s Open: Sorenstam makes move
Swede tied for lead with Diaz, Inkster after second-round rally
July 6, 2002
By David Mitchell There are 78 bunkers defending Prairie Dunes Country Club’s 18 holes. Friday afternoon it looked like Juli Inkster might get a good look at most of them.
Briefly
July 6, 2002
Toronto: Strike paralyzes city Algeria: Bomb kills 35 on holiday Moscow: Space agency proposes putting crew on Mars Germany: Workers gather pieces from midair collision New Zealand: Saddam’s stepson admits visa mistake
New ‘resort’ caters to canines
Company provides boarding, day-care for animals
July 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Eastern Lawrence has a new resort that features custom-designed suites with posh wrought-iron beds, special in-room meal service and two swimming pools. But it’s not for you. It’s for your pets.
Census 2000: U.S. counts one in 12 children disabled
July 6, 2002
One of every dozen U.S. children and teenagers 5.2 million has a physical or mental disability, according to new figures from the 2000 Census that reflect sharp growth in the nation’s young handicapped population during the past decade.
Bush offers apology for Afghanistan airstrike
July 6, 2002
President Bush called Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday to offer condolences for a U.S. airstrike earlier this week that killed as many as 44 civilians in Afghanistan. The call was a possible prelude to further U.S. steps to atone for the accident.
Texans try to outrun devastating flood
July 6, 2002
With heavy rain falling again, surging floodwaters ripped houses off their foundations Friday and pushed up against dams already straining to hold back swollen rivers across central and south Texas.
Ted Williams 1918-2002: ‘Teddy Ballgame’ dies
Boston’s ‘Splendid Splinter’ was baseball’s last .400 hitter
July 6, 2002
Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox revered and sometimes reviled “Splendid Splinter” and baseball’s last .400 hitter, died Friday at age 83.
American League Roundup: Tigers tame Red Sox
Boston falls on emotional night, 9-5
July 6, 2002
It was a tough day for Nomar Garciaparra even before the game started. His friend, Ted Williams, had died and now he had to go out and play baseball.
Kansas Golf: Menzel to coach Jayhawks
Prep, college standout opts for KU this time
July 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore Once recruited by Kansas University, Megan Menzel now will be trying to attract top-notch talent of her own to KU.
Baseball mourns ‘greatest hitter ever’
July 6, 2002
With a No. 9 mowed into the left-field grass that Ted Williams patrolled so proficiently and a single red rose marking the spot of his longest home run, the Boston Red Sox and all of baseball paused one last time Friday to say, “There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived.”
Bliss picks up second win of the season at Kansas Speedway
July 6, 2002
Mike Bliss passed Rick Crawford in the final laps to take the win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway Saturday. The win is Bliss’ second of the season in the No. 16 IWX Motor Freight/Knights Inn Chevrolet. He started the event in the fourth position.
Nalbandian in final against Hewitt
July 6, 2002
David Nalbandian became the first man in the Open era to reach the Wimbledon final on his first attempt when he beat Xavier Malisse in the deciding set Saturday of rain-suspended match.
Regulators endorse Westar plan to sell stock
July 6, 2002
State regulators on Friday endorsed a proposal from Westar Energy Inc. to sell one of its major assets so that it can pay off some of its $3.2 billion debt. Kansas Corporation Commission members said they would approve an agreement covering the plan from the state’s largest electric company to sell its 45 percent interest in ONEOK Inc., a Tulsa, Okla., natural gas company.
Wall Street rallies after break
July 6, 2002
Investors coming back from their Fourth of July break sent share prices soaring Friday on Wall Street, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to its strongest gain since September.
Briefcase
July 6, 2002
Japan shrugs off reports of Stewart’s ties to scandal Products: Government OKs marketing of new artificial sweetener
Daily ticker
July 6, 2002
Religion briefs
July 6, 2002
Methodists name KU alumna as elder Apostolic official to visit Mustard Seed Missionary to talk at Clinton Parkway Youths to share project experiences Calvary to show video about Nigerian pastor Unity Church to meet at new church Nazarenes in McLouth to dedicate church Trinity celebrates Independence Day
Clooney laid to rest in hometown
July 6, 2002
Rosemary Clooney made a final journey to her hometown Friday for a funeral attended by family, friends and hundreds of fans.
Seek out counseling before giving ultimatum to straying mate
July 6, 2002
National League Roundup: New manager, same story for Cubs
Bench coach has no better luck than Baylor as Braves roll, 4-3
July 6, 2002
It’ll take more than firing manager Don Baylor to get the Chicago Cubs going. Playing without Sammy Sosa didn’t help, either.
Kansas hires White
July 6, 2002
Beau White, who served the past year as a media relations intern at Kansas University, was hired as assistant media relations director on Friday. White will work primarily with women’s basketball and tennis teams.
Briefly
July 6, 2002
Virginia: D-Day Memorial makes first list of soldiers Detroit: Children left to die in car given private rites Salt Lake City: Family of missing girl pleads for her return Washington: Pioneer black general dies in hospital at 89
Horoscopes
July 6, 2002
Factories deserve protection, too
July 6, 2002
Are old factories worth preserving? Many Americans recognize the historical value of battlefields, churches and houses where George Washington slept, but how about a run-down pumping station? “Save Our History: America’s Most Endangered 2002” (9 p.m., today, History) highlights threatened, one-of-a-kind treasures.
Wind in the rigging
July 6, 2002
J-W Editorials Finally there may be an effort to harness the wind power that is so available in parts of Kansas. Some purists bristle at the suggestion that Kansas take advantage of one of its greatest resources, wind power, to provide alternative energy, help boost the income of some rural residents and provide needed electrical service.
Area briefs
July 6, 2002
Restaurants salute veterans, raise cash for Children’s Mercy Weekend forecast dry Courtney can’t give records to drug company, Judge rules Royal Caribbean to hire 175 at Wichita call center
Around and about
July 6, 2002
Briefly
July 6, 2002
Maine: Weapons arrest precedes arrival of President Bush North Carolina: Police investigating shark bite Rome: Mother of accused criticizes Vatican in 1998 slaying case