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Sprint to cut 1,200 jobs
July 12, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 10:19 a.m.) OVERLAND PARK Sprint Corp. said Friday it will cut 1,200 jobs affecting 1,100 employees in the long-distance company’s latest effort to cut costs.
Investigation continues into east Lawrence murders
July 12, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 4:01 p.m.) Investigators have a “working theory” about how two elderly east Lawrence residents were killed, Police Chief Ron Olin said Friday morning. However, Olin would not release any other information about the slayings of George “Pete” L. Wallace and Wyona M. Chandlee, both 72, whose bodies were discovered Thursday afternoon at their home at 1530 Learnard Ave.
Arafat won’t step aside, but says no decision on candidacy
July 12, 2002
(Updated Friday at 7:47 a.m.) RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said Friday he had not decided if he will run in January elections. “It is not only up to me. It will be up to many people,” Arafat said in an interview with The Associated Press and Bahrain television at his Ramallah compound.
Local briefs
July 12, 2002
South Park pool reopens The South Park Wading Pool reopened Thursday. “Little kids are back swimming,” said Lisa Patterson, city spokeswoman. The pool was closed earlier this month for repainting. There is no admission charge for visitors to the pool, and it is open to children 6 and under in the company of an adult. Regular hours are 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. The facility will close for the season Aug. 17. ________ Higher education: Engineering professor named dean of Utah State’s college The chairman of Kansas University’s electrical engineering and computer science department has become dean of the College of Engineering at Utah State University. H. Scott Hinton, who was at KU since 1999, started his new post last week. Hinton will oversee 1,800 students and 90 faculty members in five departments. KU’s School of Engineering has about 2,312 students and 100 faculty members in seven departments. Hinton is a native of Lehi, Utah. He replaces A. Bruce Bishop, who retired after 20 years in the position. Sam Shanmugan, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, will serve as interim chairman of the KU department until a permanent replacement is selected. ________ Elections: Governor endorses Praeger for insurance commissioner Topeka Gov. Bill Graves on Thursday endorsed state Sen. Sandy Praeger of Lawrence in the Republican Party primary for insurance commissioner. Praeger faces Bryan Riley of Wichita and David Powell of El Dorado in the Aug. 6 primary. Riley has announced that by a two-to-one margin, he has received the backing of Republicans on the House Insurance Committee. Praeger is vice president of the Senate and chairwoman of the Senate committee that deals with insurance matters. Riley owns a business that sells long-term care insurance, and Powell is an insurance agent and financial planner. Also Thursday, Graves endorsed Sen. David Adkins, of Leawood, in the Republican race for attorney general. Graves declined to make an endorsement in the Republican governor’s race, saying, “I’ve got a lot of friends in the primary and I think it would just be appropriate to let the voters sort this one out.” ________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.30 at Quick Stop, 1000 W. 23rd St. 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.
Local briefs
July 12, 2002
Throng expected for youth tourney Junior Legion zone delayed one day Baker AD honored
KU for Kansas
July 12, 2002
Homeless death alcohol-related
July 12, 2002
By Mike Belt Alcohol poisoning caused the death of a homeless man whose body was found in early May at Burcham Park, the Douglas County coroner said in an autopsy report. Aaron Etsitty’s blood-alcohol content was .47, toxicology tests revealed.
Historic resource
July 12, 2002
To the editor: I have Judy Sweets, collections manager at the Watkins Community Museum of History, to thank for providing a fascinating historical document that brought an ancestor of mine to life.
Results: Thunderhill, Saturday, July 6, 2002.
July 12, 2002
Results: Thunderhill, Saturday, July 6, 2002.
Armstrong spurns sprinting in Tour’s sixth stage
July 12, 2002
Lance Armstrong was happy to let others do the sprinting in Friday’s stage of the Tour de France. “You won’t see Lance attacking in these flat stages and wasting his energy,” said Jogi Muller, spokesman for Armstrong’s U.S. Postal Service team. “With his capabilities, you don’t want to take the risk of having a crash in a sprint.”
Moby; the white wail
Moby - City Market, Kansas City, Kan. - 07/11/2002
July 12, 2002
By Michael Newman Nobody listens to techno anymore. Eminem says so. Heck, even Moby says so too. They could be right.
Heartland Park, Friday, July 5, 2002
July 12, 2002
Rresutls from Heartland Park, Friday, July 5, 2002.
6Sports video reports: Free State High’s spirit squad wins awards
July 12, 2002
The Firebirds took 61 ribbons at their summer camp in Emporia.
6News video reports: Two bodies discovered on Learnard Street
July 12, 2002
The victims may be residents of the neighborhood.
Armstrong meets with family of 9-11 victim
July 12, 2002
Lance Armstrong took time from his quest for a fourth-straight Tour de France title to meet with the family of a New York City police officer killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Da Matta drives for five
July 12, 2002
Cristiano da Matta has other passions other than driving race cars at 200 mph. He’s a huge fan of rock music, and in his spare time the Brazilian loves to imitate Jimi Hendrix on guitar.
Lawrence Raiders fall to KC Grays, 10-5
July 12, 2002
The Kansas City Grays scored five runs in the first inning and added three more in the second en route a 10-5, 18-under American Legion baseball victory against the Lawrence Raiders on Thursday night at KC Piper High. “For the first time in a while, our pitching and our defense didn’t hold up real well,” Lawrence coach Carl Brooks said. “We had a couple of errors in the first inning, and that really put us behind the 8-ball. We couldn’t quite come back.”
Three K-State football players have encounters with police
July 12, 2002
Three Kansas State football players have encountered problems with the law this summer.
Indians jettison Manuel
Cleveland skipper replaced by third-base coach Skinner
July 12, 2002
Charlie Manuel wanted to remain manager of the Cleveland Indians so badly that it cost him the job he loved.
Iverson to be charged with assault, put under house arrest
July 12, 2002
Allen Iverson will be charged with assault and other offenses for forcing his way into an apartment with a gun and threatening two men while looking for his wife, authorities said Thursday. The NBA All-Star, no stranger to trouble on and off the court, will be allowed to surrender to police Tuesday morning after his lawyer returns from vacation, police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson said. Iverson must remain inside his suburban Philadelphia mansion until then.
Royals call up Bukvich, agree with No. 1 pick
July 12, 2002
The Kansas City Royals purchased the contract of pitcher Ryan Bukvich from Triple-A Omaha Thursday and designated pitcher Cory Bailey for assignment.
Aquahawks to play host to Roger Hill meet
July 12, 2002
By Levi Chronister More than 600 swimmers from four states are expected to participate in the Roger Hill Invitational Swim Meet this weekend. The meet, sponsored by the Lawrence Aquahawks, begins today and runs through Sunday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center at Free State High.
What’s Online: Find expanded reviews online
July 12, 2002
Michael Newman’s reviews and other goodies can be found on arts.ljworld.com.
Minors a major attraction
July 12, 2002
By Chuck Woodling So what if the stock market is colder than Ted Williams’ body. Who cares if baseball’s All-Star Game ended with the same score as the 1980 Kansas-Oregon football game? Worry not that major league baseball players are waiting on the curb for the “Don’t Walk” sign to change. Like summer itself, minor-league baseball comes on forever.
Baseball season resumes, but bad feelings abound
July 12, 2002
Baseball came back from the break Thursday and found a bleak picture: Fans still stewing about the All-Star game and even more worries about labor trouble. Not exactly the scenario that anyone wanted to see at the start of the second half of the season.
Amnesty International condemns bombings
July 12, 2002
Amnesty International condemned Palestinian suicide bombings against Israelis Thursday, calling them crimes against humanity and declaring in a report that no Israeli military action justified the killing of civilians.
Researchers show virus can be made in laboratory
July 12, 2002
Experts can now download a genetic blueprint from the Internet and use mail-order materials to assemble a deadly virus, say researchers who made a synthetic polio virus in the lab to demonstrate the threat.
Pauline E. Eberline
July 12, 2002
Evelyn Hope Hodge
July 12, 2002
Gavin Brian Prescott
July 12, 2002
On the record
July 12, 2002
Lawyer: Officer justified in hitting teen
July 12, 2002
A police officer who was videotaped slamming a handcuffed teenager’s head onto a patrol car and punching him in the face was justified and “restrained” in his use of force, his lawyer said Thursday.
Ryun submits plan for unified oversight of security
July 12, 2002
A Kansas congressman is offering a plan that would bring oversight of homeland security issues in the House to a single committee.
Fire claims home worth $44 million
July 12, 2002
A $44.9 million chateau-style mansion that may have been the most expensive home in Dallas was destroyed in a fire early Thursday just weeks before completion.
Fire starter tries to explain ‘necessity’ of tragic action
July 12, 2002
The woman who set one of Arizona’s devastating wildfires said Thursday that she had been lost in the wilderness for two nights and was desperate to get the attention of a passing TV helicopter.
Heat in West raises energy, fire concerns
July 12, 2002
Triple-digit temperatures turned much of the West into a furnace for a third-straight day Thursday, sending miserable residents to pools and air-conditioned shops in a bid to stay cool.
Springer sued for ‘creating a mood’ prior to guest’s death
July 12, 2002
Talk show host Jerry Springer was sued Wednesday by the son of a former guest, killed by her ex-husband hours after the airing of an episode the couple had appeared on involving love triangles.
Bristol-Myers under investigation by regulators
July 12, 2002
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. to see whether the drug giant inflated its revenues last year by $1 billion, a company official said Thursday.
Study finds way to overeat without gaining weight
July 12, 2002
Imagine dining at your favorite restaurant, and instead of just sampling a bit of one or two of your 10 favorite dishes you devour them all.
National report shows drop in baby deaths, teen births
July 12, 2002
Fewer babies are dying. Fewer teenage girls are having babies. Smoking is dropping among eighth- and 10th-graders.
Kansans among open missing children’s cases
July 12, 2002
By Joel Mathis Alberta Leach feels a pang in her heart whenever she watches television coverage of the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping in Utah, or the Precious Doe case in Kansas City. “We watch all of those,” the Linwood woman said Thursday. “It brings back a lot of memories.”
Bush advisers reject permanent cloning ban
July 12, 2002
President Bush’s bioethics advisers rejected a permanent ban on cloning for biomedical research Thursday, taking a middle ground in the debate over the promise of science versus the perils of research using human embryos. The President’s Council on Bioethics was itself divided on what course Congress should take, but neither of two recommendations put forward supports the permanent ban favored by Bush and approved by the House last year.
Schools likely target for cuts
Every state agency will face budget ax next month, Graves says
July 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Public schools will be among the likely targets next month when a new round of state budget cuts are ordered, Gov. Bill Graves said Thursday. Graves’ announcement came seven weeks after he and lawmakers ended the longest legislative session in state history by approving $300 million in tax increases to balance the state’s $4.4 billion budget. The increases took effect July 1.
Double slaying shocks neighbors
Bodies found in Learnard Avenue home
July 12, 2002
By Mindie Paget and Mike Belt Fear gripped a usually peaceful Lawrence neighborhood Thursday after two bodies were found in a house in the 1500 block of Learnard Avenue. “This is very scary,” said Denise Gibson, 40, a neighbor and vice president of the area’s Barker Neighborhood Assn. “It’s always been a nice, safe neighborhood. Kids have always been able to walk around and play in the yards.”
Felon plans Wichita mayoral campaign
July 12, 2002
If it’s experience that counts at City Hall, felon turned-author-turned-politician George Poulos offers something no one else can in the race for mayor.
Volunteers plan home for Burnhams
July 12, 2002
Gracia Burnham has said she wants to call Rose Hill home, so people in this small city hope to build her one by Christmas. “We’re not trying to build her a mansion she doesn’t want one,” said Steve McRae, who is organizing the effort. “We just want to give her a home where she can feel comfortable raising her kids.”
Scientists recommend Pluto visit
July 12, 2002
An unmanned mission to the only planet in the solar system that has yet to be explored should be one of NASA’s top priorities, a panel of scientists said Thursday.
State leaves mascot issue up to individual districts
July 12, 2002
A decision to leave judgments about Indian mascots up to local districts drew both criticism from American Indian groups and praise from the dozens of schools that fondly cheer for their warriors and braves. The Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday rejected a set of recommendations from its equity advisory council. One of the recommendations was to adopt a resolution urging Kansas schools to discontinue using American Indian mascots and logos.
Kansans’ funds could fall short in retirement
July 12, 2002
Kansans who retire over the next three decades generally won’t have enough money to cover their living expenses, a new study suggests. And Gov. Bill Graves said the problem would become a big issue for state government.
Ex-WorldCom CEO reportedly knew about fund shift
July 12, 2002
WorldCom’s former chief executive officer was aware that hundreds of millions of dollars were shifted as part of nearly $4 billion in accounting irregularities, company attorneys have told a House investigative panel.
House leader signals approval of measure against business fraud
July 12, 2002
The leader of the Republican-controlled House spoke favorably Thursday of measures adopted by the Senate to create stiff penalties for corporate fraud.
Historic resource
July 12, 2002
Focus on al-Qaida
July 12, 2002
International court floats above the law
July 12, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Critics, mostly European, of U.S. “unilateralism” are having another conniption, this time over U.S. skepticism about the International Criminal Court. The ICC, designed to deal with war crimes and genocide, opened for business in The Hague last week, without U.S. participation. Actually, U.S. skepticism is not sufficiently thorough. Although the ICC is supposed to advance the rule of law around the world, it is potentially even inherently inimical to the rule of law. And it is retrograde premodern, actually because it affronts the principle that every institution wielding power over others should be accountable to someone.
Study looks at grieving process for stillborns
July 12, 2002
Mothers who see and hold their stillborn infants may suffer more psychological trauma than those who don’t, a new study suggests contradicting years of medical advice to bereaved parents.
Clinton offers advice on tackling AIDS
July 12, 2002
An important step in the fight against AIDS in the developing world is for poor nations to immediately make a deal with drug companies or other countries to provide affordable HIV drugs, former President Clinton said Thursday.
Gone Fishin’
July 12, 2002
With so many fishing holes nearby, many people find fishing a great way to spend a lazy summer day. Take your pick from Clinton, Perry or Mary’s lakes, as well as several other suitable spots to cast a line and spend some time.
Israel to put high-level Palestinian on trial
July 12, 2002
Israel announced Thursday it will prosecute Marwan Barghouti whose popularity trails only Yasser Arafat’s among his people in connection with deadly attacks against Israeli civilians. The trial would be the first involving a senior Palestinian figure in years. Early Friday, a Palestinian was killed in a clash in Gaza. Palestinians said. Israeli troops entered the town of Dir al-Balah and exchanged fire with police, killing an officer, they said. The Israeli military had no immediate comment.
Aquila chair defends $10.3 million compensation
July 12, 2002
The chairman of Aquila Inc., the struggling utility and energy trading company, defends the $10.3 million compensation he got in 2001, much of it bonus payments made this year shortly before a series of layoffs began. Bonuses totaling about $30 million were paid to five executives in March, a month before Aquila announced that 500 employees would be fired in what became the first round of downsizing. Those cuts would save about $35 million.
Analysts warn market putting rebound at risk
July 12, 2002
The stock market is rapidly turning into the biggest wild card in the economy, raising fears that the recent stomach-churning drops in stock prices could derail the fledgling recovery. The Bush administration is insisting the problems on Wall Street won’t disrupt the upturn on Main Street, but private economists are nervous.
Agency seeking split in Westar Energy
Citizens’ Utility Ratepayers Board wants to remove Wittig from electric operations
July 12, 2002
The state agency representing utility customers doesn’t want Westar Energy Inc.’s top executive anywhere near the company’s electric operations. The Citizens’ Utility Ratepayers Board wants state regulators to encourage Westar to split its electric operations from its other business interests. CURB wants David Wittig, Westar’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, and his management team to remain with the nonelectric side, with no power over the electric operations.
Collision course’ shares goofiness of TV-series original
July 12, 2002
The Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Mr. “Don’t try this at home!” makes a terrific, kid-friendly big-screen debut in “The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course.” The movie surrounding him is as lame as a three-legged dingo. But Irwin, the open-faced, wide-eyed and heroic goofball naturalist, shines in a comedy that entertains as it teaches us about the killer critters Down Under.
Evelyn Hope Hodge
July 12, 2002
Graveside services for Evelyn Hope Hodge, 85, Ozawkie, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hodge died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Village Villa Nursing Home, Nortonville.
Bodies found in Learnard Avenue home
July 12, 2002
By Mindie Paget and Mike Belt Fear gripped a usually peaceful Lawrence neighborhood Thursday after two bodies were found in a house in the 1500 block of Learnard Avenue. “This is very scary,” said Denise Gibson, 40, a neighbor and vice president of the area’s Barker Neighborhood Assn. “It’s always been a nice, safe neighborhood. Kids have always been able to walk around and play in the yards.”
Every state agency will face budget ax next month, Graves says
July 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Public schools will be among the likely targets next month when a new round of state budget cuts are ordered, Gov. Bill Graves said Thursday. Graves’ announcement came seven weeks after he and lawmakers ended the longest legislative session in state history by approving $300 million in tax increases to balance the state’s $4.4 billion budget. The increases took effect July 1.
On the street
July 12, 2002
Asked on Massachusetts Street Do you think the Elizabeth Smart case  concerning the Utah girl who was kidnapped  has received too much media attention?
Sound off
July 12, 2002
What ever became of the comics poll the J-W conducted a while ago? Hundreds of readers responded with lists of their favorite  and least favorite  comics. The results appeared in the May 5 edition of the Journal-World. One immediate change was that readers’ overwhelming least-favorite comic, “Cathy,” was removed from the Sunday comics and replaced with “Baby Blues,” which ranked fourth in the favorite comics.
Aquahawks to play host to Roger Hill meet
July 12, 2002
By Levi Chronister More than 600 swimmers from four states are expected to participate in the Roger Hill Invitational Swim Meet this weekend. The meet, sponsored by the Lawrence Aquahawks, begins today and runs through Sunday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center at Free State High.
Homeless death alcohol-related
July 12, 2002
By Mike Belt Alcohol poisoning caused the death of a homeless man whose body was found in early May at Burcham Park, the Douglas County coroner said in an autopsy report. Aaron Etsitty’s blood-alcohol content was .47, toxicology tests revealed.
Slippery slope
July 12, 2002
J-W Editorials Baseball is already in trouble and another strike could be fatal for some entities. It is difficult to grasp the reasoning of people in professional baseball who are talking about a strike later this year. A 1994 walkout did terrible damage to the game. Another caper of similar proportions could wipe out some teams and leave even the healthy ones shaky.
Focus on al-Qaida
July 12, 2002
To the editor: Let’s get serious about fighting terror: First, define the enemy.
Briefly
July 12, 2002
Al-Qaida ‘sleepers’ in U.S., attorney general says Judge: 9-11 material witnesses can be held without charges Government ends strike in time for pope’s visit
Briefly
July 12, 2002
92-year-old jumps to death after jail release Dog owners charged in mauling death College student pleads guilty in AIDS case ‘Antiques Roadshow’ dealer sent to prison
s last game
July 12, 2002
Scott McClurg/Journal-World Photos Alexis Czapinski connects with the ball while attempting to send it toward 10 waiting fielders. Coaches stand in the field with the girls to both encourage and instruct the fledgling ball players.
humor
July 12, 2002
By Jon Niccum Neil Hamburger is heralded as “America’s Funnyman.” Only what he does isn’t necessarily funny.
I-70 Speedway, Friday, July 5, 2002
July 12, 2002
I-70 Speedway, Friday, July 5, 2002.
Results: Lakeside Speedway, Friday July 5, 2002
July 12, 2002
Results: Lakeside Speedway, Friday July 5, 2002.
Rookie stripes don’t last long with Charles
July 12, 2002
Like most children who grew up in a religious family, Dan Charles spent his Sunday mornings in a place of worship. However, unlike a typical church, Charles’ place of worship came equipped with three walls, a large door and a tool bench that ran from wall to wall.
Millwood mows down Montreal
Atlanta pitcher wins fifth straight behind homers from Jones, Sheffield
July 12, 2002
The Atlanta Braves picked up right where they left off.
Soap opera stars will act at Old Settlers’ Reunion
July 12, 2002
By Mindie Paget Pioneers in 1899 came to Oskaloosa from far and wide on horseback and in covered wagons to exchange tales and reminisce about the settling of Jefferson County.
Playhouse raffle benefits CASA
July 12, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Each year the creation of a single playhouse helps bring smiles to more than 100 children’s faces.
Growth could call for additional sewage treatment plant
July 12, 2002
By Mark Fagan The price tag for driving Lawrence’s growth south of the Wakarusa River could reach $50 million. That’s the unofficial estimate for building a new sewage-treatment plant on the banks of the river, a project that could be needed in the next 10 or 20 years to keep up with Lawrence’s burgeoning population, city engineering consultants said Thursday.
Afghan female police play a unique role
July 12, 2002
She limps along Kandahar’s dusty streets in a beggar’s ragged burqa, peering at the produce stands like any housewife. But her all-encompassing garment hides something unique for a woman in this male-ruled society a gun.
Comedy is not pretty
Neil Hamburger finds niche with ‘bad’ humor
July 12, 2002
By Jon Niccum Neil Hamburger is heralded as “America’s Funnyman.” Only what he does isn’t necessarily funny.
A generation of memories
July 12, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News So, if somebody handed you a bamboo ring like the kind Australian kids twirl in gym class, would you order 20 million in candy-colored plastic?
Economy takes political spin
July 12, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services There’s nothing scarier than a politician in heat, especially in an election year. As The Wall Street Journal rightly editorialized Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans pontificated about corporate wrongdoing: “Everything you’re hearing now from Washington is aimed at winning the November elections, not calming financial markets.” Democrats believe they’ve found the issue for which they’ve been desperately searching to bring down President Bush’s high approval ratings. Democrats will haul out their familiar class-warfare weapons when, in fact, many of those who have profited from the surging economy of the past two decades are first-time small investors who are Democrats.
Wasted money
July 12, 2002
Slippery slope
July 12, 2002
J-W Editorials Baseball is already in trouble and another strike could be fatal for some entities. It is difficult to grasp the reasoning of people in professional baseball who are talking about a strike later this year. A 1994 walkout did terrible damage to the game. Another caper of similar proportions could wipe out some teams and leave even the healthy ones shaky.
Red Sox rip Blue Jays
Ramirez homers as Boston cruises to 10-3 victory
July 12, 2002
A healthy Manny Ramirez might be ready to carry the Boston Red Sox.
Armour’s 63 leads GMO
Van Pelt one stroke back of leader in Milwaukee
July 12, 2002
Bo Van Pelt couldn’t have picked a better place or time to lighten up.
ONEOK noticed problems before gas explosions
July 12, 2002
ONEOK workers reported pressure drops in underground storage fields in the days before deadly natural gas explosions leveled two businesses and destroyed a trailer park, court records show. More than 143 million cubic feet of natural gas is believed to have leaked from a salt cavern at the Yaggy gas storage field seven miles northwest of Hutchinson. That gas eventually erupted from old brine wells beneath the city, causing gas geysers and the blasts that killed John and Mary Ann Hahn.
State briefs
July 12, 2002
KU construction worker injured in 20-foot fall Two killed in pickup rollover Cyclist collides with semi Five people face drug charges
Daily ticker
July 12, 2002
Harvick focuses on positives
Defending champion not worried about criticism, probation
July 12, 2002
Kevin Harvick is ready to talk about something other than bad behavior and poor performances.
Baseball briefs
July 12, 2002
Baseball: No payrolls in danger next week Rangers promote Rivera, place Rocker on DL Wilpon sues Doubleday for 50 percent of Mets Diamondbacks activate Matt Williams from DL
Marlins deal Floyd to Expos, Dempster to Reds
July 12, 2002
Cliff Floyd is going back to Montreal, Cincinnati is adding pitching for a wild card run and Florida is retooling yet again.
KU for Kansas
July 12, 2002
To the editor, Dolph Simons addressed the problems at the Kansas University Medical Center in his Saturday column on July 6. He described the problems as lack of leadership and investment.
s cases
July 12, 2002
By Joel Mathis Alberta Leach feels a pang in her heart whenever she watches television coverage of the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping in Utah, or the Precious Doe case in Kansas City. “We watch all of those,” the Linwood woman said Thursday. “It brings back a lot of memories.”
Titans sign ex-Jayhawk
July 12, 2002
The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms Thursday on multi-year contracts with wide receiver Jake Schifino and guard Justin Hartwig.
Donahue redux: TV host returns
Champion of liberal viewpoint will appear Mondays on MSNBC
July 12, 2002
In the beginning, there was Phil.
Briefcase
July 12, 2002
Debt clock restarted as numbers increase Beef checkoff program allowed to continue for now Farmland hires financial help Former Rite Aid executives face federal fraud charges
Perdition’ joins elite company of mob movies
July 12, 2002
By Jon Niccum Every decade gives rise to a great mob movie. The ‘70s provided the first two “Godfather” masterpieces. Sergio Leone’s vast epic “Once Upon a Time in America” dominated the ‘80s, while the ‘90s offered Martin Scorsese’s much imitated “Goodfellas.”
12 million Africans at risk to starve
U.N. appeals to West to fight drought, disease
July 12, 2002
Drought combined with deepening poverty, a runaway AIDS crisis and economic mismanagement have put more than 12 million southern Africans at risk for starvation and could kill 300,000 in the next six months unless Western donors respond quickly, the United Nations warned Thursday.
Horoscopes
July 12, 2002
Wasted money
July 12, 2002
To the editor: Regarding Larry Devers’ letter (“Fireworks fan”) in the July 7 issue: On Friday morning, after all the celebration was over, I found the remains of a rocket in my friends’ yard, so tightly buried, nose down a good 3 inches into the dirt, that I had a hard time pulling it out. What would have happened if that remnant had landed on someone  say, a child?
Pauline E. Eberline
July 12, 2002
Memorial services for Pauline E. Eberline, 87, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Vermont Towers, Lawrence, with inurnment at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Forrest Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Iowa. Mrs. Eberline died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Penicheiro, Griffith spark Monarchs
Injured players return, help Sacramento snap skid; fight at finish mars Storm’s victory over Sparks
July 12, 2002
It was obvious how much of a difference the return of Ticha Penicheiro and Yolanda Griffith meant to the Sacramento Monarchs.
Williams’ daughter lobbies Glenn, Bush
July 12, 2002
Ted Williams’ oldest daughter is urging former Sen. John Glenn and President Bush to help stop her half-brother from keeping the body of the baseball great in deep freeze.
Committee leery of Bush proposal for Homeland Security Department
July 12, 2002
Lawmakers balked Thursday at moving the Coast Guard and the nation’s emergency disaster agency into a new Homeland Security Department despite pleas from senior Cabinet officials to stick to President Bush’s blueprint. Although the House committee actions were preliminary and could change, the decisions indicated Congress’ intent to recast Bush’s plan for consolidating two dozen agencies and 170,000 government workers into a new Cabinet department.
People
July 12, 2002
New York honors shooting victim Bergen defends Quayle speech Director Demme snares award Pornographer in more trouble
Briefly
July 12, 2002
Elder who ordered gang rape surrenders Activists protest blasphemy laws Survivors of massacre observe anniversary Former president taken by force to testify
White House defends Bush’s loans
President engaged in low-interest borrowing that he now wants to ban
July 12, 2002
The White House on Thursday defended President Bush’s low-interest loans of $180,000 from a Texas oil company where he was a director, a type of transaction that Bush now wants to ban as part of a crackdown on corporate wrongdoing.
joins elite company of mob movies
July 12, 2002
By Jon Niccum Every decade gives rise to a great mob movie. The ‘70s provided the first two “Godfather” masterpieces. Sergio Leone’s vast epic “Once Upon a Time in America” dominated the ‘80s, while the ‘90s offered Martin Scorsese’s much imitated “Goodfellas.”
Gavin Brian Prescott
July 12, 2002
Services for Gavin Brian Prescott, infant son of Jamie D. and Barbara R. (Wahl) Prescott, Lawrence, will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God. A private burial service will be at Memorial Park Cemetery before the service. Gavin was stillborn Wednesday, July 9, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Gooden shines in L.A.
July 12, 2002
Drew Gooden has been more than good enough for the Memphis Grizzlies in the Los Angeles Summer Pro League. In three summer league games, Gooden has averaged 18.6 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Grizzlies, whose next game is tonight against the Dallas Mavericks.
Angels slide past KC, Anaheim 1, Kansas City 0
Washburn claims 10th straight victory
July 12, 2002
Jarrod Washburn psyches himself up by thinking about the last time he lost, working up a good anger. Fortunately, he has a long memory.
Abbey gunman ceased medication
July 12, 2002
The 71-year-old man who opened fire last month at Conception Abbey, killing two monks and wounding two others, was not on any medication at the time of the shooting, authorities said. Toxicology results showed that Lloyd Jeffress had no sign of Prozac or any other medicine in his system, said Sgt. Sheldon Lyon of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Jeffress had a prescription for Prozac, an anti-depressant.
Quirky cop headlines new drama
July 12, 2002
The new series “Monk” (8 p.m., USA) may not feature the first dysfunctional detective, but Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) is certainly the most memorably addled television gumshoe since BBC’s “Cracker.”
Playing summer’s last game
July 12, 2002
Scott McClurg/Journal-World Photos Alexis Czapinski connects with the ball while attempting to send it toward 10 waiting fielders. Coaches stand in the field with the girls to both encourage and instruct the fledgling ball players.
Growth could call for additional sewage treatment plant
July 12, 2002
By Mark Fagan The price tag for driving Lawrence’s growth south of the Wakarusa River could reach $50 million. That’s the unofficial estimate for building a new sewage-treatment plant on the banks of the river, a project that could be needed in the next 10 or 20 years to keep up with Lawrence’s burgeoning population, city engineering consultants said Thursday.
Kirsipuu wins fifth stage
Armstrong plays it safe, remains third overall
July 12, 2002
On a day when two riders were hospitalized after a crash, Lance Armstrong played it safe and remained in third place in the Tour de France.
Bird, Cash lead UConn’s WNBA Fab Four
July 12, 2002
Sue Bird was the WNBA’s top pick, but she’s No. 2 on the scoring chart among her old college roommates.