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Judge delays guilty plea of man charged as Sept. 11 conspirator
July 18, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 3:04 p.m.) ALEXANDRIA, Va. Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person charged as a Sept. 11 conspirator, attempted to plead guilty Thursday to new federal charges that could bring him the death penalty. But the judge in a rare bench ruling insisted he take a week to think about it.
Murder charges filed in deaths of elderly east Lawrence couple
July 18, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 4:07 p.m.) Formal murder charges were filed Thursday afternoon against the man local authorities allege killed an elderly couple last week during a daylight burglary of their east Lawrence home. Online extra: 6News video from Police Chief Ron Olin’s news conference
Authorities search for killer of 5-year-old California girl
July 18, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:58 p.m.) STANTON, Calif. As authorities searched for the man who snatched and murdered 5-year-old Samantha Runnion, the sheriff issued a warning to the suspect: “Don’t sleep, don’t eat, because we’re coming after you.”
People
July 18, 2002
Angelina, Billy Bob on the rocks Expanding artistic frontiers Widespread sorrow Bob Barker on the mend
Armstrong takes race lead in mountains but fails to stun rivals
July 18, 2002
Lance Armstrong’s win in the opening mountain stage of the Tour de France wasn’t the stunning victory rivals have gotten used to. The three-time champion beat Spain’s Joseba Beloki by just 7 seconds in Thursday’s leg from Pau to this ski station in the Pyrenees.
6News video: police press conference
July 18, 2002
Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin answers reporters’ questions at the press conference to announce the taking into custody of double-homicide suspect Damien C. Lewis.
6News video: Olin announces arrest
July 18, 2002
Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin announces that Damien C. Lewis is the chief suspect in the recent double-homicide, and that he is currently in custody.
City softball results: 7/17
July 18, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Wednesday, July 17.
Boeing earnings drop but beat estimates
July 18, 2002
Boeing Co. carved out a $779 million second-quarter profit despite a drastically reduced commercial airplane market, flying past expectations thanks largely to gains from its growing defense and space businesses.
Aquila sets forth plans to pay for bonuses
July 18, 2002
Despite criticism from some shareholders, Aquila Inc. plans to move ahead with plans to issue 11.6 million shares of stock to be used for paying bonuses, including some earned before a series of layoffs began earlier this year.
Fed chair: ‘Greed’ behind scandals
Greenspan says verification from all CEOs unnecessary
July 18, 2002
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, after condemning business executives who mislead investors, said Wednesday he doesn’t believe the CEOs of all publicly held companies should be required to verify the accuracy of company finances with federal regulators.
Kansas Realtors eye exemption to state’s new no-call legislation
July 18, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Members of the Kansas Association of Realtors are considering asking lawmakers to amend the state’s current no-call legislation. The legislation approved last session makes it illegal for companies to call Kansas residents who have placed their names on a state-approved list.
Teen drug, alcohol use down
July 18, 2002
Drug, alcohol and cigarette use among sixth- to 12th-graders is at the lowest level in years, partly because adults are doing more to keep their children away from illicit substances, according to a survey released Wednesday.
Slaying of girl a ‘calling card’
July 18, 2002
A kidnapped 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and suffocated before her nude body was dumped near a rural road in what investigators said Wednesday was a “calling card” from the killer warning that he intends to strike again.
Dead terrorist remains on wanted lists
July 18, 2002
Muhammad Atef, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, is supposed to be dead. But eight months after the military commander and chief planner in Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terror ring was reported killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan, Atef is still a wanted man at least, technically.
FBI official believes bin Laden dead
July 18, 2002
FBI counterterrorism chief Dale Watson said Wednesday that he believed Osama bin Laden was dead the first time a senior U.S. law enforcement official has publicly given an opinion on the al-Qaida leader’s status.
Report spreads blame for intelligence failures
July 18, 2002
To prevent terrorist attacks, U.S. intelligence agencies need to do a better job of using both sophisticated technology and old-fashioned spying, a House panel said Wednesday.
Postal Service won’t join TIPS program
July 18, 2002
The U.S. Postal Service declined Wednesday to join a Department of Justice program asking workers who are “well-positioned to recognize unusual events” to help stop terrorist attacks.
Officer indicted in videotaped beating
July 18, 2002
A white police officer videotaped punching a black teenager during an arrest has been indicted for assault, his lawyer said Wednesday night. Inglewood Officer Jeremy Morse will surrender this morning to face a charge of assault under color of authority, said lawyer John D. Barnett.
Tel Aviv suicide attack kills foreign laborers
July 18, 2002
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up seconds apart Wednesday night in downtown Tel Aviv, killing three civilians and wounding more than 40, police said. The attack took place between a cafe and a theater in a rundown neighborhood where many foreign workers live.
Higher education raises life earnings
Professional degree-holders make $3.2 million more than high school graduates
July 18, 2002
What is the difference between a high school diploma and a medical degree? About $3.2 million, says the Census Bureau. Someone whose education does not go beyond high school and who works full time can expect to earn about $1.2 million between ages 25 and 64 a typical work-life period, according to demographers.
Creator’s daughter takes over as sole author of Dear Abby
July 18, 2002
After sharing a byline, Jeanne Phillips will now be acknowledged as the sole writer of the Dear Abby advice column her mother created. Pauline Phillips, 84, acknowledged in December 2000 that she had shared writing duties with Jeanne Phillips since 1987.
State briefs
July 18, 2002
Iola: Ex-minister on probation for sex with minor Topeka: Graves endorses Adkins Hutchinson: Social Security aid theft results in jail time
Tabloid editor, publisher lose defamation case
July 18, 2002
A newspaper publisher and editor who took on top politicians in Wyandotte County and allegedly lied about them in print were convicted Wednesday of criminal defamation, placing them in jeopardy of a jail sentence for stories in their newspaper.
Lawsuit names R. Kelly
K.C. claim says star didn’t pay client for recovery of tape
July 18, 2002
A Kansas City man has sued R&B singer R. Kelly, accused in Illinois of videotaping sex acts with an underage girl, claiming Kelly owes him $75,000 for recovering a stolen videotape.
Old Home Town
July 18, 2002
Negative action
July 18, 2002
Classified staff
July 18, 2002
Theater plug
July 18, 2002
Annual CPA Picnic provides chance for midsummer Eudora homecoming
July 18, 2002
By Mindie Paget The topic of conversation at Eudora’s CPA Picnic has changed since the event began back in the early 1900s. That’s when a group of ranchers and farmers formed the Cattleman’s Protective Assn. to help curb horse thievery in Douglas County, said Jerry Trober, CPA committee chairman.
George Rushing Kempf
July 18, 2002
Suspect in automobile theft is charged
Driver was in fatality accident the week before, also in a stolen vehicle
July 18, 2002
By Mike Belt A man charged Wednesday after being caught in a stolen car also was the driver of a missing pickup truck who got away after a fatal accident Saturday, police said. Adrian P. Keeling, 21, who has been listed with addresses in both Lawrence and Topeka, was charged Wednesday with felony theft for allegedly stealing a 1986 Chevrolet Caprice.
This Week’s Race: New England 300
July 18, 2002
Steinbrenner responds to Indians’ owner
July 18, 2002
George Steinbrenner responded to charges from Cleveland owner Larry Dolan that the New York Yankees are to blame for baseball’s economic problems.
United Way prepares for challenging drive
July 18, 2002
By Scott Rothschild United Way of Douglas County officials said Wednesday that they were trying to strike a balance in announcing their fund-raising goal of $1.46 million, the same target as last year. “It’s going to be a tough year,” said Mary Kate Ambler, who is co-chair of the drive with her husband, David.
Treatment of immigrants raises concerns about legal system
July 18, 2002
More than 600 immigrants nationwide have been jailed and subject to secret immigration hearings since Sept. 11, according to new Justice Department statistics. The numbers, in a department letter written to U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., are the first accounting of the magnitude of closed-door legal proceedings conducted as part of new, sweeping anti-terrorism laws, civil rights advocates said Wednesday.
WNBA Roundup: Monarchs claim first road win in 11 attempts
July 18, 2002
Tangela Smith led four Sacramento players in double figures with 18 points, helping the Monarchs beat the Miami Sol, 78-62, Wednesday for their first win in 11 road games.
No-call list registration hits another road block
AG’s Office breaks off talks with provider
July 18, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A no-call law recently approved by Kansas lawmakers remains on hold. A state official said Wednesday that negotiations had broken down with the company selected to manage the new program, which was designed to cut down unwanted telemarketing calls to Kansans.
Ads add spark to GOP race
Knight, Shallenburger gubernatorial campaigns spar about fiscal integrity
July 18, 2002
Wichita Mayor Bob Knight tried Wednesday to make office renovation costs a big issue against State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger in the Republican governor’s race. Knight’s campaign began broadcasting television commercials across the state saying that during Shallenburger’s tenure, a renovation of the Treasurer’s Office, new office furniture and employee bonuses cost the state more than $600,000.
National League Roundup: Giants crumple Cardinals
Santiago’s home run seals San Francisco’s 5-4 win
July 18, 2002
Forced to choose between having closer Robb Nen face Albert Pujols or Tino Martinez, San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker chose Martinez. Baker made the right choice.
Eagles to offer reward in slayings
Lawrence lodge seeks to boost investigation with money offer for information
July 18, 2002
By Mike Belt Members of Lawrence’s Fraternal Order of Eagles hope they can help authorities solve the double slaying that claimed the life of one of their own. The 600-member lodge at 1803 W. Sixth St. is establishing a reward fund to try to convince anyone who might have information about the case to go to police.
Raiders roll to 11-5 win
July 18, 2002
Troy Wingert went 4-for-5 with two triples and three RBIs as Lawrence’s Raiders bashed Kansas City Post 199 Varsity Sports, 11-5, on Wednesday night at Eisenhower Field. Wingert, who is hitting about .430, ripped three-baggers to both left-center and right-center fields.
Aquahawks’ coach leaving for Indiana
July 18, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Brian Barnes, head coach of the Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Club for the last four years, has resigned to become an assistant coach at Indiana University. “I’m excited,” Barnes said. “I went to school there. I swam there. It’s an honor to work for my alma mater.”
Dorothy Mae Mohler
July 18, 2002
Bond raised for suspect in kitten-burning case
Prosecutor’s Office flooded with calls, e-mails, including threats and reward offers
July 18, 2002
A judge on Wednesday more than doubled the bond to $25,000 for a man charged with burning a kitten in a barbecue grill. Clay County Circuit Court Judge Rex Gabbert also entered an innocent plea on behalf of Charles C. Benoit during Benoit’s first court appearance on one count of animal abuse.
Democrat, Republican unchallenged
July 18, 2002
Candidates who will appear on the Aug. 6 primary ballot in the 2nd Congressional District.
Ryun, Lykins sit out primary
2nd District incumbent plans return for a fourth term
July 18, 2002
With a court challenge to the new congressional districts out of the way, there is little excitement left until the fall for candidates in the 2nd District. Republican Rep. Jim Ryun is looking to return to Congress for his fourth term, which the former Olympic miler hopes will also bring new duties and clout.
Library offers activities for people of all ages
July 18, 2002
This week, online sports manager Ryan Ritter will take a trip to the library with his “Things to Do” online column. If it’s too hot or too rainy or even a perfectly nice day the Lawrence Public Library has something that will interest just about everyone.
Iverson’s antics bring sad response
July 18, 2002
On the day Allen Iverson turned himself in, the wife he allegedly kicked to the streets, stone-cold naked, was said to be back where she belonged, in the couple’s $2.4 million mansion on Monk Road.
Red Wings promote Lewis
Assistant takes over as head coach of NHL champions
July 18, 2002
Assistant Dave Lewis was promoted by the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday to replace the retired Scotty Bowman as head coach. “I know I’m going to be watched,” Lewis said. “I know the team is going to be watched.”
Bluejays bracket busters
July 18, 2002
For years, Creighton has kept company with “mid-major” teams like Gonzaga and Ball State that end up in the NCAA Tournament.
Arena wants to coach U.S.
July 18, 2002
Bruce Arena probably will stay on as U.S. soccer coach after leading the team to its most successful World Cup performance in 72 years.
Lawmakers propose mediation in talks
July 18, 2002
Two avid baseball fans, Sen. Zell Miller and Rep. Johnny Isakson, are trying to pressure negotiators in an effort to avert the sport’s ninth work stoppage since 1972.
Regarding Ruth
Legal guardians provide voice, friendship for the mentally and physically disabled
July 18, 2002
By Jim Baker Ruth Lawrence was a woman of few words. She would respond “yes” or “no” to questions, tell visitors “hi” and “bye,” say “chocolate” her favorite thing and “paper.” Lawrence had a temper, too. She was known to pinch or poke occasionally to get her point across or communicate displeasure.
Healthcheck: Participation in sports could be shock to system after summer break
July 18, 2002
6News reprts on heat related injuries students can get when returning to school sports.
Grand mission at Muirfield
Woods needs victory in Scotland for third leg of grand slam
July 18, 2002
Two larger-than-life posters of Tiger Woods stand guard at the entrance of this coastal town steeped in golf tradition, an ominous reminder that the 131st British Open is all about one man and one mission.
World Online: Arts & Entertainment Calendar
July 18, 2002
Annual CPA Picnic provides chance for midsummer Eudora homecoming
July 18, 2002
By Mindie Paget The topic of conversation at Eudora’s CPA Picnic has changed since the event began back in the early 1900s. That’s when a group of ranchers and farmers formed the Cattleman’s Protective Assn. to help curb horse thievery in Douglas County, said Jerry Trober, CPA committee chairman.
Raiders roll to 11-5 win
July 18, 2002
Troy Wingert went 4-for-5 with two triples and three RBIs as Lawrence’s Raiders bashed Kansas City Post 199 Varsity Sports, 11-5, on Wednesday night at Eisenhower Field. Wingert, who is hitting about .430, ripped three-baggers to both left-center and right-center fields.
s Office breaks off talks with provider
July 18, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A no-call law recently approved by Kansas lawmakers remains on hold. A state official said Wednesday that negotiations had broken down with the company selected to manage the new program, which was designed to cut down unwanted telemarketing calls to Kansans.
United Way prepares for challenging drive
July 18, 2002
By Scott Rothschild United Way of Douglas County officials said Wednesday that they were trying to strike a balance in announcing their fund-raising goal of $1.46 million, the same target as last year. “It’s going to be a tough year,” said Mary Kate Ambler, who is co-chair of the drive with her husband, David.
Driver was in fatality accident the week before, also in a stolen vehicle
July 18, 2002
By Mike Belt A man charged Wednesday after being caught in a stolen car also was the driver of a missing pickup truck who got away after a fatal accident Saturday, police said. Adrian P. Keeling, 21, who has been listed with addresses in both Lawrence and Topeka, was charged Wednesday with felony theft for allegedly stealing a 1986 Chevrolet Caprice.
Legal guardians provide voice, friendship for the mentally and physically disabled
July 18, 2002
By Jim Baker Ruth Lawrence was a woman of few words. She would respond “yes” or “no” to questions, tell visitors “hi” and “bye,” say “chocolate”  her favorite thing  and “paper.” Lawrence had a temper, too. She was known to pinch or poke occasionally to get her point across or communicate displeasure.
coach leaving for Indiana
July 18, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Brian Barnes, head coach of the Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Club for the last four years, has resigned to become an assistant coach at Indiana University. “I’m excited,” Barnes said. “I went to school there. I swam there. It’s an honor to work for my alma mater.”
Howell among soccer elite
July 18, 2002
By Mike Miller One might think that after a week of drills with 150 of the best high school soccer players in the country, Justin Howell would’ve been ready for a break. Wrong.
Briefly
July 18, 2002
Idaho: Fort Riley soldiers to help fight wildfires Texas: Former nurse charged in 4 patient deaths London: Lifestyle connection to Alzheimer’s studied New York City: Officer faces retrial in torture case
Briefly
July 18, 2002
Florida: Gov. Bush’s daughter jailed for drug violation California: Demonstrators target judges in pledge ruling Pennsylvania: Study sets earlier date for first chocolate use
6Sports video report: Coach looking to replace lost players
July 18, 2002
6Sports reoprts on the KU softball elite camp, where coach Tracy Bunge is looking to replace her eight departed seniors.
6Sports video report: Vaughn signs with Magic, La Frentz to stay put
July 18, 2002
6Sports reports on two former KU basketball players, Jaque Vaughn and Raef La Frentz, and their NBA career decisions.
Democratic executive rings up $18,000 in parking violations
July 18, 2002
By Joel Mathis Turns out Dorothy Gallaway isn’t responsible for more than $18,000 in unpaid Topeka parking tickets  the fault lies with her 25-year-old Lawrence grandson, the executive director of the Kansas Democratic Party.
Lawrence lodge seeks to boost investigation with money offer for information
July 18, 2002
By Mike Belt Members of Lawrence’s Fraternal Order of Eagles hope they can help authorities solve the double slaying that claimed the life of one of their own. The 600-member lodge at 1803 W. Sixth St. is establishing a reward fund to try to convince anyone who might have information about the case to go to police.
Get Up Kids grow up
July 18, 2002
By Jon Niccum It must be somewhat frustrating for a band who formed as teens eight years ago to realize they’re not kids anymore  especially when The Get Up Kids’ own name reminds them of this every day.
s Price prepared for challenges ahead
July 18, 2002
By Levi Chronister Don’t try telling new Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price that KU is only a basketball school. “I feel that one of the great things that will help us become successful in baseball is the success of the basketball team  and the overall excellence of the entire athletic department,” Price said.
Student athletes need to take caution when practice season starts
July 18, 2002
By Marta Costello Getting ready to go back to school doesn’t mean just shopping for new clothes and crossing items off the school supplies list. For student athletes, it also means getting back into a rigorous training schedule.
Pentagon drafting alternative weapons
July 18, 2002
As the Pentagon looks for ways to neutralize chemical or biological weapons underground, it is considering development of a warhead that would surround them with a hard or sticky foam rather than blow them up.
Grasshoppers infest West
July 18, 2002
Their numbers swelled by the drought, grasshoppers and Mormon crickets are ravaging crops and pastures across the West in what could be the biggest such infestation since World War II.
Local briefs
July 18, 2002
Police make arrests in robbery at gunpoint Police arrest suspect for allegedly stabbing brother Outage blamed on squirrel Health Care Access pushes HealthWave
Robert L. Gilmore
July 18, 2002
KU’s Price prepared for challenges ahead
July 18, 2002
By Levi Chronister Don’t try telling new Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price that KU is only a basketball school. “I feel that one of the great things that will help us become successful in baseball is the success of the basketball team and the overall excellence of the entire athletic department,” Price said.
Vaughn inks with Magic
Former Jayhawk headed to Orlando
July 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Jacque Vaughn has found a new NBA home. The 6-foot-1 free agent point guard out of Kansas University, who played for Atlanta last season, signed a one-year deal worth $700,000 with Orlando on Wednesday.
Kansas City extends win streak to six - Royals 8, White Sox 6
July 18, 2002
Instead of winning the game with one stroke of the bat as he did the night before, Brent Mayne spread himself around. He drove in two runs in the second inning.
If Woods doesn’t win, then who?
Odds are none of these guys will stand in way of Tiger and his quest to claim third win of grand slam
July 18, 2002
The waiter at the Peking restaurant smack in the middle of the tiny town of Haddington was stuck. He wanted to place a few pounds on the British Open, but wasn’t going to bet on Tiger Woods at short odds.
6News video report: Some retailers unhappy about sidewalk sale fee
July 18, 2002
6News reports on the fee Downtown Lawrence, Inc. is charging non-DLI members to participate in this year’s sidewalk sale.
Chamber’ of horrors
Coal Chamber with Lollipop Lustkill, Five Pointe O and Medication - Granada Theatre, Lawrence, Kan. - 07/17/2002
July 18, 2002
By Michael Newman When Eddie Cochran recorded “Summertime Blues” in 1958, whining about “a-workin’ all summer just to try to earn a dollar” could suffice for youthful rebellion. In 2002, with a world looking infinitely more dangerous, confusing and vacant to young people, it’s no surprise that there are flavors of rock ‘n’ roll that raise a much bigger fuss and a much louder holler.
Home Shopping Network turns 25
From can openers to cubic zirconia, TV sales have become a multibillion-dollar business
July 18, 2002
Bobbi Ray Carter is at the top of her selling game, describing in loving detail an elegant beige jacket with a ruffled collar. She has been going at it on live television for three hours, with nothing more to guide her than some talking points, a knowledge of her audience and some abiding principles: Be trendy, be youthful and wear something fabulous.
Review panel suggests changes to city budget
July 18, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence’s city budget document is good and getting better, but it’s not at the award-winning level yet. That’s the assessment of the Government Finance Officers Assn., which reviewed the 2002 city budget for its “Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards” program.
City sticks with mill levy increase
July 18, 2002
By Joel Mathis Commissioner Mike Rundle’s attempt to head off a city property tax increase next year ended almost as soon as it began. Rundle’s fellow city commissioners said Wednesday the proposed 0.8-mill increase to 25.57 mills in 2003 represented frugal budgeting by local government.
Get Up Kids grow up
July 18, 2002
By Jon Niccum It must be somewhat frustrating for a band who formed as teens eight years ago to realize they’re not kids anymore especially when The Get Up Kids’ own name reminds them of this every day.
History Channel offers fish tales
July 18, 2002
Was Flipper a double agent for the KGB? The History Channel series “Inside the Soviet Military Machine” concludes with “Dolphin Soldiers” (8 p.m.). As strange as it sounds, these smart swimmers became pawns in the Cold War.
Firebirds’ Howell among soccer elite
July 18, 2002
By Mike Miller One might think that after a week of drills with 150 of the best high school soccer players in the country, Justin Howell would’ve been ready for a break. Wrong.
Fish oil fights high cholesterol
July 18, 2002
Briefcase
July 18, 2002
Housing starts decline Stock markets: Wall Street ends skid Pharmaceutical: Bayer opens new facility Wall Street: Cap Federal ups dividend Automaker: Ford announces profit
Daily ticker
July 18, 2002
Amtrak needs more support
July 18, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday If Ronald Reagan had gotten his way, Amtrak would have been liquidated in the early 1990s. It was a bad idea then, and it’s a worse idea now. Recent events including the suspension of all air travel in the days after Sept. 11 have demonstrated how naked the United States would be without a functioning and reliable rail passenger system.
The economics of nature
July 18, 2002
By Leonard Krishtalka Perhaps you can help. I’m looking for a word. It should describe the daily dynamic between humans and nature. In formal jargon, the word should encompass the reciprocal effects social, economic, biological between human systems and natural systems.
Mandate misses mark
July 18, 2002
J-W Editorials The new federal mandate on public schools may illustrate why the federal government should leave most K-12 education matters to its state counterparts. A public school “blacklist” issued recently by the U.S. Department of Education illustrates a key weakness of federal regulation of K-12 education.
LMH plans wound-care program
July 18, 2002
By Jim Baker Diabetics, the elderly, those who are wheelchair-bound, and others who suffer from chronic wounds will no longer have to leave the Lawrence area to seek medical treatment.
Barriers to change
NASCAR cautious about energy-absorbing walls
July 18, 2002
Since the deaths of Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin in separate crashes at New Hampshire International Speedway, the track has been a focal point for NASCAR’s continuing discussion about safety issues.
City sticks with mill levy increase
July 18, 2002
By Joel Mathis Commissioner Mike Rundle’s attempt to head off a city property tax increase next year ended almost as soon as it began. Rundle’s fellow city commissioners said Wednesday the proposed 0.8-mill increase to 25.57 mills in 2003 represented frugal budgeting by local government.
Review panel suggests changes to city budget
July 18, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence’s city budget document is good and getting better, but it’s not at the award-winning level yet. That’s the assessment of the Government Finance Officers Assn., which reviewed the 2002 city budget for its “Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards” program.
Our town sports
July 18, 2002
Wrestling Honor: Britton Latulippe has been named the most valuable wrestler at Fork Union Military Academy. Latulippe earned a third-place finish at the Virginia state mat championships. Latulippe’s parents, Jim and Vicki Musser, live in Lawrence. Â
Local briefs
July 18, 2002
Annual Sidewalk Sale to attract thousands If history is an indicator, Downtown Lawrence will attract one of its biggest crowds of the year today when it stages its 31st annual Sidewalk Sale. Maria Martin, co-director of Downtown Lawrence Inc. and owner of Southwest and More, estimated about 125 downtown stores would take part in the sale, and 20,000 people would browse for bargains. Merchants generally cut prices 30 percent to 70 percent. Merchants warn that parking will be at a premium and traffic likely will be a bit slower throughout the day in the downtown area. The sale officially runs from sunrise to sunset, but buying usually begins about 6 a.m. and continues until about 8 p.m. ____________________________________________ Conservation: Water-saving efforts continue in Tonganoxie Tonganoxie City officials have indefinitely extended a water conservation plan in response to declining levels in city water wells. In early July, Tonganoxie officials asked residents to use an odd-even outdoor watering plan. Under that plan, residents whose addresses are odd would water only on odd-numbered dates, and residents whose addresses are even would water only on even-numbered dates. That plan will remain in effect indefinitely, City Administrator Shane Krull said. The conservation plan is one step shy of an outright ban on outdoor watering. Earlier this week, well levels dipped to about 9 feet from a normal range of 13 or 14 feet, said Kent Heskett, city water plant superintendent. If the level dips to 6 feet, the city can’t pump water. ____________________________________________ Crime: Plea talks continue in case against priest A Catholic priest charged with taking indecent liberties with a child is continuing to negotiate a plea bargain with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, a judge was told Wednesday. The Rev. Dennis Schmitz, 41, and his attorney Steve Mirakian, asked Judge Michael Malone to set a preliminary hearing next month to see if a plea agreement can be reached. Malone scheduled the preliminary hearing for 2 p.m. Aug. 14. The charge against Schmitz states that he fondled a child 14 or 15 years old between June 1998 and May 1, 1999. Schmitz lived and worked in Lawrence in the mid-1990s. He recruited college-age men for the priesthood. Schmitz, who now lives in Marysville, also faces an indecent liberties charge in Nemaha County, where a preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 29. ____________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.31 at Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. 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.
Briefly
July 18, 2002
United Nations: Swiss request admission Morocco: Spanish forces seize island Alaska: Jury sides with Exxon Mobil in suit about compensation
LMH plans wound-care program
July 18, 2002
By Jim Baker Diabetics, the elderly, those who are wheelchair-bound, and others who suffer from chronic wounds will no longer have to leave the Lawrence area to seek medical treatment.
s new no-call legislation
July 18, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Members of the Kansas Association of Realtors are considering asking lawmakers to amend the state’s current no-call legislation. The legislation approved last session makes it illegal for companies to call Kansas residents who have placed their names on a state-approved list.
Report: Soldiers charged strippers to Uncle Sam
July 18, 2002
Some 200 Army personnel used government charge cards to get $38,000 in cash that they spent on “lap dancing and other forms of entertainment” at strip clubs near military bases, Sen. Charles Grassley said Wednesday, citing findings of a congressional investigation.
Our town sports
July 18, 2002
Woods chases third leg of an historic Grand Slam
July 18, 2002
Tiger Woods was upset, and not just because he couldn’t beat the other members of his threesome. A British Open opening round that could have been much better Thursday left him three shots behind David Toms and Duffy Waldorf.
Arafat considers naming prime minister
July 18, 2002
Yasser Arafat is considering the appointment of a prime minister to share the day-to-day running of government once a Palestinian state is declared, a senior Palestinian official told The Associated Press Wednesday.
Party director liable for tickets
Democratic executive rings up $18,000 in parking violations
July 18, 2002
By Joel Mathis Turns out Dorothy Gallaway isn’t responsible for more than $18,000 in unpaid Topeka parking tickets the fault lies with her 25-year-old Lawrence grandson, the executive director of the Kansas Democratic Party.
Bush eager to share economic blame
July 18, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group Here’s the TV image I intend to freeze-frame for my “Summer of ‘02” album: an earnest George Bush assuring an Alabama audience that “our economy is fundamentally strong” while the streamer below him follows the stock market down the graph and into the tank.
American League Roundup: Lowe hitting high points
Boston pitcher wins 13th game as Red Sox prevail, 6-1
July 18, 2002
When Derek Lowe retired the first three batters on grounders, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays knew the sinker ball pitcher was on his game.
Student athletes need to take caution when practice season starts
July 18, 2002
By Marta Costello Getting ready to go back to school doesn’t mean just shopping for new clothes and crossing items off the school supplies list. For student athletes, it also means getting back into a rigorous training schedule.
On the record
July 18, 2002