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Man taken to hospital after severe beating
July 15, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 11:57 a.m.) A man was severely beaten by two other men Monday morning in northwestern Lawrence, Lawrence Police said.
Stocks fall sharply, then recover Monday
July 15, 2002
(Updated Monday at 4:53 p.m.) NEW YORK The drama continued on Wall Street Monday as despondent investors sent stocks skidding and the Dow Jones industrials falling nearly 440 points before bargain hunters surfaced in late afternoon. The blue chips ended with a moderate loss of 45 while tech stocks posted a modest advance.
Lindh cuts surprise plea agreement deal
July 15, 2002
(Updated Monday at 4:54 p.m.) ALEXANDRIA, Va. John Walker Lindh, the young convert to Islam who left California to fight alongside the Taliban, pleaded guilty to two felonies Monday in a surprise deal that spares him life in prison and ensures his cooperation with terrorism investigators.
Slain elderly couple died of gunshot wounds
July 15, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 4:04 p.m.) The two elderly people whose bodies were found in their east Lawrence home Thursday died of gunshot wounds suffered when they interrupted a burglary in progress, Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin said Monday. Extra online: Video from press conference
Four Islamic militants convicted in Pearl kidnap-slaying
July 15, 2002
(Updated Monday at 12:00 p.m.) HYDERABAD, Pakistan The British-born Islamic militant who allegedly masterminded the kidnap-slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was convicted Monday and sentenced to death by hanging. Three accomplices were sentenced to 25 years imprisonment.
s race: AG candidate keeps campaign simple
July 15, 2002
By Mike Shields Thanks  in part  to his 30-year head start, there’s no disputing that Charles McAtee has more experience than his two rivals for the Republican nomination for Kansas attorney general.
In a rarity, Armstrong fails to finish first in Tour time-trial
July 15, 2002
Lance Armstrong isn’t the dominating force he used to be in Tour de France time trials. The three-time Tour winner recorded a rare second-place finish in Monday’s ninth stage, taking 11 seconds more than Colombian Santiago Botero to complete a wind-swept course through Brittany.
Europe defers to U.S. on Mideast
July 15, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Europe will take half-a-yes for an answer rather than risk further estrangement from the Bush administration on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Good idea. Damage control in U.S.-European relations is a more immediately realistic goal than is lasting peace in the Holy Land.
Vital disclosure
July 15, 2002
J-W Editorials The Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling in an open records case affirms the state’s commitment to open government. Most Kansans probably weren’t even aware of the open records case on which the Kansas Supreme Court issued a ruling Friday, and yet rulings like this one are an important part of maintaining open government in the state.
County eyes rural regulation
Farmers would need permits to build on own land
July 15, 2002
By Mark Fagan As Douglas County officials prepare to boost the price of building permits next year, commissioners quietly are laying the foundation for an even more controversial financial plan.
Hoops, Lifetime do it again
July 15, 2002
I never knew girls’ high school basketball could be so vicious until I watched “Crossing the Line” (8 p.m., Lifetime). This latest message movie from the women’s network stars Terry Farrell (“Becker”) as Laura Mosbach, a former college basketball star who becomes the assistant coach for the championship girls basketball team at a small Michigan high school.
Scandals shake states’ bottom lines
July 15, 2002
Governors meeting at a national conference say the corporate scandals shaking Wall Street have also hit Main Street USA from plunging revenues that are prompting program cuts to declines in pension funds and layoffs.
Documents show WorldCom fudged books for years
July 15, 2002
Officials at WorldCom Inc. shifted accounts around as early as 2000, well before the nearly $4 billion in accounting irregularities that led the government to file civil fraud charges against the company, documents turned over to a House investigative panel show.
Four guilty in slaying of reporter
July 15, 2002
A Pakistani judge today convicted four Islamic militants in the kidnap-slaying of The Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl and sentenced one of them to death. The others received 25 years imprisonment.
Nigerians use threat of shame as weapon
July 15, 2002
Unarmed village women holding 700 ChevronTexaco workers inside a southeast Nigeria oil terminal let 200 of the men go Sunday but threatened a traditional and powerful shaming gesture if the others try to leave removing their own clothes.
World Online Exclusive: Spinning the Web - Ok, so I was wrong
July 15, 2002
By Michael Newman
People
July 15, 2002
Tabloid takes shots at Harry ‘Sopranos’ to focus on marriage Sharpton has falling out Channeling new fees
in fall
July 15, 2002
By David Mitchell Mark and Mary Jane Mangino started their Sunday in Manhattan and ended it talking about Kansas University football in Johnson County.
What’s new
July 15, 2002
Voices a growing commodity in phone automation Consumers like Apple, Dell and Handspring Is TV dead?
Lawrence city commission
July 15, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts Sunflower Cablevision Channel 25
Briefly
July 15, 2002
Mexico City: Prisoner release fails to end airport standoff Los Angeles: Airport shooter reportedly had financial problems Washington, D.C.: Bush said ready to cut aid to U.N. Population Fund Oregon: Wildfire destroys 7 homes
Horoscopes
July 15, 2002
Game reviews
July 15, 2002
“Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza” “World Series Baseball” “Command & Conquer: Renegade”
Reunion
July 15, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Just last week, Abe Carver was in Salem fighting crime and dealing with his baby-switching wife, Lexie. But Sunday, Carver  or James Reynolds, who portrays the character on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives”  was back in his hometown, Oskaloosa.
in claiming city crown
July 15, 2002
By Mike Miller It was one of those days for Randy Conroy. No, not one of those days, where nothing goes right. On the contrary, Conroy could do little wrong Sunday in winning the Men’s City Amateur Championship at Alvamar Golf Course.
The changing face of China
July 15, 2002
By John Balzar Los Angeles Times I wasn’t prepared for China. Not this China. Not the Audis crowding the roads or the low-slung Ferrari in the hotel valet parking lot. Or the grand opening of Tiffany’s Beijing. Or the gleaming banks as in development banks and export banks along almost every commercial block.
Auto Racing Roundup: NASCAR’s Harvick loves Windy City
Driver claims Tropicana 400 for second straight year at Chicagoland Speedway
July 15, 2002
Kevin Harvick won for the second straight year at Chicagoland Speedway, passing up a late pit stop to gain the lead, then pulling away Sunday to win the Tropicana 400. And he just barely had enough fuel. Harvick ran out of gas while driving celebratory doughnuts in front of the packed grandstand.
Bush does little to restore ‘trust’ in firms
July 15, 2002
Given the recent revelations of corporate misconduct and fraud, I find myself asking: Can I really trust the financial information that corporate executives put out? Can I trust that the auditors who check those statements have done their job right?
Map out fiscal life together before walking down aisle
Money management plays key role in marriage
July 15, 2002
Everything’s in place. You’ve set the date, ordered the cake and picked out the tux and the dress. But before you say, “I do,” make sure you seal the deal on how the financial part of your marriage will work. That’s because money how it is spent and who controls it is one of those issues that can make or break a marriage, experts say.
Fireworks restriction: Will it work?
July 15, 2002
By Joel Mathis Topeka prohibits the use of fireworks that fly more than 8 feet into the air. But you might not have known that if you were in the capital July 4. “Fireworks saturated the night sky … as the multicolored explosives tinted the city below,” the Topeka Capital-Journal reported two days later.
Injuries, timing kept governor hopefuls from taking part in international conflict
July 15, 2002
By Scott Rothschild In the 1960s and early 1970s, four young men in Kansas were of age to fight in the Vietnam War. For various reasons, they didn’t  three of them didn’t serve in the armed forces, and one fulfilled most of his commitment in the Marine Corps reserves.
Farmers would need permits to build on own land
July 15, 2002
By Mark Fagan As Douglas County officials prepare to boost the price of building permits next year, commissioners quietly are laying the foundation for an even more controversial financial plan.
Briefly
July 15, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Study: Seat belts saved 4,305 teenage drivers Dallas: Four airlines slash senior citizen discount British Columbia: Orphaned orca released to join home pod
National League Roundup: Cordero’s slam beats Braves
Montreal mashes Atlanta, 10-3, before Expos’ largest crowd of season
July 15, 2002
The Atlanta Braves didn’t give Vladimir Guerrero anything to hit and wish they’d treated Wil Cordero the same way. Cordero hit his third career grand slam and had five RBIs to lead the Montreal Expos to a 10-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday before the third-largest Olympic Stadium crowd of the season.
American League Roundup: Cleveland rocks Rivera
Yankee reliever allows Selby grand slam in ninth
July 15, 2002
With one improbable swing, Bill Selby gave the rebuilding Cleveland Indians and their fans some much-needed excitement. Selby’s grand slam capped Cleveland’s six-run ninth inning against Mariano Rivera as the Indians rallied from seven runs down to stun the New York Yankees 10-7 Sunday.
Web winners
July 15, 2002
A lot of folks are steamed up about global warming. We searched for explanations, and a certain document the President didn’t warm to.
KU sophomore Langford to play for NIT stars
July 15, 2002
Kansas University sophomore basketball guard Keith Langford will be playing for the NIT all-stars on its upcoming exhibition junket to Canada.
Personal piracy
Fans’ realities diverge on what downloads constitute ‘stealing’ from music labels
July 15, 2002
David Moore may occasionally swipe at a copyright or two, but he’s no pirate. At least the 32-year-old cafe manager from Ventura, Calif., doesn’t think of himself that way. He’s a music lover who supports small, struggling bands into psychobilly and other fringe music.
City Baseball Roundup: Raiders split twinbill
July 15, 2002
The Lawrence Raiders overcame an early 3-0 deficit in the first game, but couldn’t come back after being down nine runs in the nightcap during an American Legion baseball doubleheader split Sunday with Manhattan.
Volunteers needed to spend time with seniors
July 15, 2002
Baldwin-Olathe team fourth in tournament
Lee’s Summit Sonics claim crown
July 15, 2002
By Levi Chronister Playing on a summer basketball team from Olathe works just fine for Baldwin High’s Joe Gipp and Brian Lauridsen. Playing at home in the Sport 2 Sport tournament Sunday worked even better, as the Olathe Bruins placed fourth in the 11th/12th grade boys bracket at Baker University its best showing in four tournaments this year.
Boy Scout camp gets restoration for 75th birthday
July 15, 2002
The 75th anniversary of a local Boy Scouts camp that once attracted thousands of people each weekend has spurred leaders and volunteers to start restoring it. Volunteers spent eight weeks in May and June restoring and rebuilding dining facilities, sleeping quarters and a decaying totem pole brought to Brown Memorial Camp from Alaska in 1931.
Teacher suspected in school bomb threat
July 15, 2002
When a bomb threat turned up March 21 at Phillipsburg Junior High School, authorities didn’t just evacuate the school. Surrounding businesses were emptied and traffic on a nearby highway was rerouted for the day.
From CIA to the presidency?
July 15, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate A high-placed, knowledgeable source tells us of a surprising entrant into the 2004 presidential sweepstakes: CIA Director George Tenet. The first CIA director to be held over from a previous administration in 28 years, Tenet moves with seamless agility between Democrats and Republicans.
Confine fireworks
July 15, 2002
Cultural loss
July 15, 2002
Drug policies
July 15, 2002
Fireworks fun
July 15, 2002
Spielberg look-alike big hit
Australian wins Senior Players Championship by one shot
July 15, 2002
Stewart Ginn might finally be recognized in the United States for the golfer he is, not for his resemblance to Steven Spielberg. Ginn shot a 6-under 66 Sunday to win the Senior Players Championship, the fourth and final major of the year.
With arrest pending, Iverson throws party
July 15, 2002
As he awaited arrest on assault charges, Allen Iverson played host to an all-night party at his mansion, where guests swam and played basketball in the rain. The $2.4 million house in Gladwyne had been quiet since the charges were filed Thursday.
Chandlee and Wallace services
July 15, 2002
Men’s City Amateur Championship: Conroy ‘a little lucky’ in claiming city crown
July 15, 2002
By Mike Miller It was one of those days for Randy Conroy. No, not one of those days, where nothing goes right. On the contrary, Conroy could do little wrong Sunday in winning the Men’s City Amateur Championship at Alvamar Golf Course.
Youngest Williams hurt by reports of family dispute
Legend’s daughter says some reports ‘not true’
July 15, 2002
Ted Williams’ youngest daughter expressed anguish Sunday over the legal wrangling over her father’s remains. Speaking publicly for the first time since the baseball great’s death July 5, Claudia Williams said some media accounts have been “terribly hurtful, and simply not true.”
Less is more for Ibanez, Kansas City - Royals 12, Angels 3
Easy-swinging Royal belts two homers in rout
July 15, 2002
Swinging hard, Raul Ibanez was 0-for-9. Swinging easy, he hit a grand slam and a three-run homer in the first two innings Sunday to lead Kansas City to a 12-3 victory against the Anaheim Angels.
On the record
July 15, 2002
Mangino promises Jayhawks ‘will play hard’ in fall
July 15, 2002
By David Mitchell Mark and Mary Jane Mangino started their Sunday in Manhattan and ended it talking about Kansas University football in Johnson County.
Local briefs
July 15, 2002
Victims identified in one-vehicle accident The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office released the names of a woman who was killed and a man who was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 40 west of Lawrence. Syreeta D. Oaks, 19, Topeka, was pronounced dead at the scene. Adrian P. Keeling, 21, Lawrence, was taken by Life Star to KU Med, Kansas City, Kan. The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Saturday 200 feet west of mile marker 375. Keeling was driving a blue 1997 Ford F250 pickup truck eastbound. The pickup went onto the south shoulder. Keeling then lost control, left the roadway on the north side and the vehicle overturned. Both Keeling and his passenger, Oaks, were trapped in the vehicle. Keeling’s condition was not available, and no other details were available Sunday. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the cause of the accident. ____________________________________________ Recognition: Roberts honored with science awards U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., received two awards last week for his commitment to federal investment to science and technology. The Science Coalition, representing more than 400 institutions, including Kansas University, bestowed its “Champion of Science Award” on Roberts. Also, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, an Arlington, Va.-based think tank, honored Roberts with a 2002 Navigator Award. Among the efforts cited by the groups was Roberts’ involvement in the Kansas City Life Sciences Initiative effort. “It is wise public policy in Kansas and throughout the United States to make a commitment today to our institutions of higher education and especially to science, engineering and technology research,” Roberts said. “It is a commitment to our nation’s future.” ____________________________________________ University funding: Rural development study receives federal grant A joint program for rural economic development between Kansas University and Kansas State University has received a $105,424 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The grant to the Kansas Center for Community Economic Development will be used to examine the effects of population decline and economic hardship on rural communities. Charles Krider, a KU business professor, will be the principal investigator. The center was established in 1988. ____________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.32 at several 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.
Seniors shine in finale
Final day features impressive performances
July 15, 2002
By Levi Chronister The afternoon session of the final day of the Roger Hill Invitational Swim Meet promised to feature the area’s top senior level swimmers. Many local athletes lived up to that guarantee during Sunday’s swim meet at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center at Free State High.
Soap opera star pays hometown visit at Old Settlers’ Reunion
July 15, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Just last week, Abe Carver was in Salem fighting crime and dealing with his baby-switching wife, Lexie. But Sunday, Carver or James Reynolds, who portrays the character on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” was back in his hometown, Oskaloosa.
Candidates on sidelines during Vietnam
Injuries, timing kept governor hopefuls from taking part in international conflict
July 15, 2002
By Scott Rothschild In the 1960s and early 1970s, four young men in Kansas were of age to fight in the Vietnam War. For various reasons, they didn’t three of them didn’t serve in the armed forces, and one fulfilled most of his commitment in the Marine Corps reserves.
On the money
July 15, 2002
The decision to change a job and jump into a new career field is never easy. To help take some anxiety out of the process, a number of books offer advice on how to shift gears on your employment goals and move on to a new profession.
Lullaby’ provides jazzy entertainment
July 15, 2002
By Jan Biles “Lullaby of Broadway” is a knockout of a show. The Broadway revue swept the audience off its feet Sunday night at the Lied Center with gorgeous harmonies and strong solos and jazzy and percussive dance numbers. The cast’s accomplishment was tremendous in light of the fact that the show had been performed only once before in front of an audience.
SEC chief promises ‘vigorous’ investigations
July 15, 2002
The Securities and Exchange Commission will vigorously investigate Vice President Dick Cheney’s former company and take enforcement action if needed, the agency chairman said Sunday.
Influx may create humanitarian disaster
July 15, 2002
After seven years in exile, Ghan Mir couldn’t wait to get back to his home in the lush Shomali Valley, set among olive trees and grape vineyards. But when Mir unloaded his wife and seven children from a bus that drove him from Pakistan two weeks ago, he couldn’t believe his eyes: The sprawling walled compound he once owned is now a bombed-out shell standing in a pale, dusty desert in the middle of a minefield.
Fireworks restriction: Will it work?
July 15, 2002
By Joel Mathis Topeka prohibits the use of fireworks that fly more than 8 feet into the air. But you might not have known that if you were in the capital July 4. “Fireworks saturated the night sky … as the multicolored explosives tinted the city below,” the Topeka Capital-Journal reported two days later.
The attorney general’s race: AG candidate keeps campaign simple
July 15, 2002
By Mike Shields Thanks in part to his 30-year head start, there’s no disputing that Charles McAtee has more experience than his two rivals for the Republican nomination for Kansas attorney general.
Extremist held in assassination bid
July 15, 2002
A gunman described as a neo-Nazi attempted to assassinate French President Jacques Chirac on Sunday during a Bastille Day parade, but spectators and police subdued the suspect after he fired a single errant shot with a rifle.
Men in Black II’ keeps new movie releases at bay
July 15, 2002
Tom Hanks was outgunned by Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. “Men in Black II,” with Jones and Smith saving the Earth from aliens, was the No. 1 movie for a second weekend, grossing $25 million to push its 12-day total to $133.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Tom Hanks takes dark turn
Road to Perdition’ casts actor as cold-blooded mob hit man
July 15, 2002
Mention cold-blooded mob killer and Tom Hanks in the same breath, and it doesn’t seem to add up. The idiot sage of “Forrest Gump,” the merry man-child of “Big” at the dispensing end of a Tommy gun?
Uncle Sam’s math trumps WorldCom’s
U.S. bookkeeping errors rival oversights by corporations under government scrutiny
July 15, 2002
Lost in all the outrage about the corporate accounting scandals is one fact politicians do not like to acknowledge: The auditing problems at American companies cannot rival the bookkeeping shambles of the world’s largest enterprise the U.S. government.
s Summit Sonics claim crown
July 15, 2002
By Levi Chronister Playing on a summer basketball team from Olathe works just fine for Baldwin High’s Joe Gipp and Brian Lauridsen. Playing at home in the Sport 2 Sport tournament Sunday worked even better, as the Olathe Bruins placed fourth in the 11th/12th grade boys bracket at Baker University  its best showing in four tournaments this year.
City Baseball Roundup: Raiders split twinbill
July 15, 2002
The Lawrence Raiders overcame an early 3-0 deficit in the first game, but couldn’t come back after being down nine runs in the nightcap during an American Legion baseball doubleheader split Sunday with Manhattan.
provides jazzy entertainment
July 15, 2002
By Jan Biles “Lullaby of Broadway” is a knockout of a show. The Broadway revue swept the audience off its feet Sunday night at the Lied Center with gorgeous harmonies and strong solos and jazzy and percussive dance numbers. The cast’s accomplishment was tremendous in light of the fact that the show had been performed only once before in front of an audience.
Final day features impressive performances
July 15, 2002
By Levi Chronister The afternoon session of the final day of the Roger Hill Invitational Swim Meet promised to feature the area’s top senior level swimmers. Many local athletes lived up to that guarantee during Sunday’s swim meet at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center at Free State High.