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Large hail, high winds reported in southern Douglas County
July 19, 2002
(Updated Friday at 4:58 p.m.) Baseball-sized hail, high winds and heavy rain were reported Friday afternoon just north of Baldwin as severe thunderstorms passed through the area.
Flap develops over Kline nomination to U.S. attorney post
July 19, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 2:22 p.m.) KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Bush administration asked for alternate candidates for U.S. attorney for Kansas last year shortly after Phill Kline’s name was submitted, an aide to Sen. Pat Roberts said.
Blue Cross case won’t be expedited
July 19, 2002
(Updated Friday at 3:01 p.m.) TOPEKA The state’s largest health insurance company won’t have its case heard as quickly as it wants by the state’s highest court.
Dow tumbles as much as 308 points
July 19, 2002
(Updated Friday at 1:59 p.m.) NEW YORK News of a government investigation at Johnson & Johnson gave Wall Street another reason for a selloff Friday, and the Dow Jones industrials fell as much as 308 points well below their post-terrorist attack low.
Gadhafi calls for an international conference on terrorism
July 19, 2002
(Updated Friday at 8:43 a.m.) Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi - denounced for his role in state sanctioned terrorism - called Friday for an international conference on terrorism. The conference would determine an internationally accepted definition of terrorism, according to a joint statement by Gadhafi and Malawi’s President Bakili Muluzi.
Harmonica master McBee, others unveil projects
July 19, 2002
By Jon Niccum Lee McBee has something to harp about. The veteran Lawrence musician just released a solo album, “Soul Deep,” available on California’s Pacific Blues label. The 12-song effort finds the singer/harmonica wizard showcasing his spirited brand of modern blues, in collaboration with a host of established players.
German divisions still linger
July 19, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Eleven years ago we left Edgar Uher bumping down Karl Marx Boulevard in his wheezing Trabi, a reasonable facsimile of an automobile spindled together in East Germany’s communist days of yore. Edgar, diplomat and spy extraordinaire, was driving off into the uncertainty of German unification and the capitalist world he had worked to undermine. Spy? So it turns out. When I wrote a column on Edgar’s early adjustment to the end of the Cold War in 1991, he still would not confirm what I had suspected since we had met three years earlier in Paris: This courteous, engaging embassy first secretary actually worked for the loathsome East German Ministry for State Security, or Stasi.
Lindh’s luck
July 19, 2002
J-W Editorials Taking up arms against one’s country is not a mild case of betrayal. It was difficult for most Americans to choke down the absolute unreality of the John Walker Lindh family as it discussed on television the American Taliban’s 20-year sentence for what amounts to treason.
Unjustified fees
July 19, 2002
Artists’ support
July 19, 2002
Sprint reports $68 million loss
July 19, 2002
Sprint Corp. announced Thursday that it lost $68 million during the second quarter as heavy losses in its wireless division eclipsed gains in its local and long-distance sector. The Overland Park-based company’s overall losses were $68 million compared with earnings of $43 million during the same period last year.
Halliburton, Cheney come under scrutiny
July 19, 2002
Vice President Dick Cheney has not publicly discussed his actions as chairman and CEO of Halliburton Co. since it came under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and became the target of multiple lawsuits for its accounting practices. The latest suit against Halliburton was announced Wednesday by a participant in the company’s retirement plan. Cheney is a defendant in a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, over Halliburton’s accounting practices.
Sale to bring changes for downtown dance club
July 19, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A tentative deal has been reached to sell The Granada, a downtown bar and dance club, and the business will close for an unspecified period of time beginning early next month. Mike Elwell, a partial owner of The Granada building, confirmed Thursday he had reached a deal to buy out the ownership interest of Granada operator Brett Mosiman.
Leading economic indicators unchanged in June
July 19, 2002
A key gauge of U.S. economic activity remained unchanged in June amid flattening consumer demand and growing questions about corporate accounting, a private research firm said Thursday.
K.C.-area city registers its third suspicious toddler death of year
July 19, 2002
For the third time this year, police are investigating the suspicious death of a toddler in this Kansas City suburb. The two earlier deaths led to murder charges. The latest death came at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, when 21-month-old Breanna M. Leonard died three hours after paramedics brought her to Medical Center of Independence.
Potential jurors mailed questions
July 19, 2002
Questionnaires have been mailed to hundreds of prospective jurors in the serial murder trial of John E. Robinson Sr.
Suspect charged in double slaying
Capital murder charge first in county since Kansas death penalty reinstated
July 19, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence man who had been sought for violating parole was charged Thursday in the slayings of an elderly Lawrence couple. Damien C. Lewis, 22, was charged with capital murder and first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of George “Pete” Wallace and Wyona Chandlee, both 71.
Parolee wanted since April
July 19, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Damien C. Lewis wasn’t supposed to be in Lawrence last week. He was supposed to be locked in a prison cell. Law enforcement authorities had been searching for Lewis since April, when a warrant was issued for his arrest on a parole violation. They never found him, and police say that left him free July 10 to shoot and kill Wyona Chandlee and George “Pete” Wallace.
Army secretary denies wrongdoing at Enron
July 19, 2002
Army Secretary Thomas White said Thursday he was “appalled and angered” by the scandals that drove Enron Corp. into bankruptcy but denied any role in or knowledge of wrongdoing while he was an Enron executive. In testy exchanges with skeptical senators, White repeatedly said he had played no part in manipulating California energy prices and knew nothing of other improprieties while he helped run an Enron subsidiary.
Drought dries western crops
July 19, 2002
By Mike Shields The drought that helped devastate the Kansas wheat crop this year continues with fresh consequences daily. Effective today, junior water rights holders on the Little Blue River from the Nebraska line to the gauging station near Barnes will be barred from taking water for irrigation or other purposes. That’s the latest emergency order from the Kansas Division of Water Resources aimed at preserving minimum streamflows in the Little Blue and Republican rivers, Chapman Creek and the Smoky Hill River at Ellsworth.
Goods abound at annual sale
Lawrence’s 31st Annual Sidewalk Sale proves as social as it is economical
July 19, 2002
By Joel Mathis It’s difficult to imagine there was anything a person could want or need that wasn’t available at the 31st annual Sidewalk Sale Thursday in downtown Lawrence. Books. Movies. Golf clubs. Fresh produce. Nachos. Crafts. Antiques. Religious instruction. Parenting advice. Massages. T-shirts. Paraphernalia from Lawrence High, Free State High and Kansas University. And water lots of water.
Stull Road upgrade bid is in under budget
July 19, 2002
By Mark Fagan When it comes to the pending reconstruction of Stull Road west of Lawrence, Keith Browning is happily taking the good with the bad this week. The good news: It looks like the project will cost $1.4 million, or 22 percent less than expected.
Park robbery led to suspect
July 19, 2002
By Mike Belt Until they nabbed a suspect in connection with a stickup earlier this week in a Lawrence park, police hadn’t made much headway into solving last week’s slaying of an elderly couple on the city’s east side. They got their break early Wednesday.
Two die in crash of tanker
July 19, 2002
An air tanker crashed Thursday while working to control a 1,200-acre wildfire burning near Rocky Mountain National Park, killing the two people on board, aviation officials said.
Jolie divorcing Thornton
July 19, 2002
Angelina Jolie, who recently admitted that she has not spoken to husband Billy Bob Thornton in at least a month, has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Rapper Mystikal, 2 others accused of rape, extortion
July 19, 2002
Top-selling rapper Mystikal and two other men were jailed Thursday on charges they raped an acquaintance at his house.
Bush promises peace effort between Israel, Palestinians
July 19, 2002
President Bush pledged Thursday to proceed with peacemaking between Israel and the Arabs despite fresh violence, moving closer to the stand taken by European and Arab governments.
House and Senate agree on emergency spending
July 19, 2002
After months of bickering with the Bush administration over the price, House and Senate negotiators finally reached agreement Thursday on a $28.9 billion emergency spending bill to help pay for military operations in Afghanistan and other anti-terror initiatives.
Study shows glacial melting in Alaska is speeding up
July 19, 2002
An estimated 24 cubic miles of ice are disappearing annually from Alaskan glaciers, turning some imposing ice mountains into minor hills and adding to the steady rise in global sea level, a study shows.
Harvey ‘Pete’ Edward Wissler
July 19, 2002
Drug raid yields weapons cache
July 19, 2002
Investigators sought suspects Thursday after police found a rocket launcher, rifles and grenades in two homes in a neighborhood near downtown. The weapons were found shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday as Topeka Police served search warrants at the two homes. Officers suspected that drugs were being sold in the homes, which were empty when officers arrived. The homes are in a neighborhood east of downtown, and less than a mile from the Kansas Statehouse.
Murder charges filed in Coffeyville death
July 19, 2002
A Coffeyville resident accused of killing one man in a parking lot and assaulting another man in his home was ordered held Thursday on $1 million bond.
Kinsey gives up on football
Former Jayhawk to play hoops at SHSU
July 19, 2002
Former Kansas quarterback Mario Kinsey has switched from football to basketball at Sam Houston State. Kinsey, who started seven games at QB for the Jayhawks last fall as a red-shirt freshman, transferred to Sam Houston State after he was dismissed on Dec. 18, 2001, for violating KU athletic department policies.
Unser heads to rehab, not jail
Driver admits alcohol abuse, won’t race until at least August
July 19, 2002
Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Al Unser Jr. will seek treatment for alcohol abuse and won’t race for the next several weeks.
Armstrong mounts a lead
Three time champ takes first mountain stage, but rivals remain undaunted
July 19, 2002
The opening mountain stage in the Tour France went as expected, and now Lance Armstrong is where he expected.
Bistate tax will not be on November ballot
July 19, 2002
Supporters of a bistate tax to raise money for improvements to Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium say they will not put it on the November ballot.
Rose: In the world of baseball, I’m dead
July 19, 2002
Thirteen years after he was banned from baseball and five years after his application for reinstatement was ignored, Pete Rose believes the game he once dominated has turned its back on him permanently.
Bullett’s 22 points propel Washington
July 19, 2002
Vicky Bullett’s game-high 22 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute, led the Washington Mystics past the Detroit Shock 63-59 Thursday.
6News video reports: Police have arrested a suspect for last week’s double homicide
July 19, 2002
The capital murder charge for Damian Lewis has not entirely comforted neighbors and friends of the slain couple.
6News video: Young girl attacked at Naismith Park
July 19, 2002
An 8-year-old girl managed to escape, but the attacker is still on the loose.
Heartland Park results, Friday, July 12.
July 19, 2002
Heartland Park results, Friday, July 12.
Results from Lakeside Speedway, Friday, July 12.
July 19, 2002
Results from Lakeside Speedway, Friday, July 12.
Results from Thunderhill, Saturday, July 13.
July 19, 2002
Results from Thunderhill, Saturday, July 13.
Armstrong wins 12th stage, widens overall lead
July 19, 2002
Lance Armstrong made a big move in his bid for a fourth straight Tour de France title by winning Friday’s 12th stage. Armstrong punched the air with both fists as he crossed the finish line after the covering the grueling 123.7 miles from Lannemezan to the Plateau de Beille in 6 hours, 29 seconds.
Stuart Little 2’ similar to original
July 19, 2002
I was all set to complain about how “Stuart Little 2” is exactly like the first movie when it occurred to me that that’s what young “Stuart” fans want: a bedtime story that’s as comforting and familiar as the bedtime story they read last night.
Meeker convicted in shooting
July 19, 2002
By Mike Belt There was no impasse Friday for jurors in the retrial of a former Baldwin man whom they found guilty of shooting a neighbor’s boyfriend. Stephen Meeker could be sentenced to as many as 41 months in prison for aggravated battery in the Oct. 14, 2001, incident outside his former home in the 1200 block of Bison Court.
Gilmore services
July 19, 2002
Local briefs
July 19, 2002
State softball meet to start here tonight Washburn inks Kaw Olathe golfer wins at Eagle Bend
No celebration
July 19, 2002
To the editor: In response to the letter titled “Confine fireworks,” published July 15, I would like to point out that the local police already have the authority to issue fines for setting off illegal fireworks, and for setting off fireworks after the hours that are permitted. Whether or not the police choose to enforce the laws associated with the July Fourth celebrations is not a matter which thousands of children and patriots should have to pay for.
Raymond Lee Kinsley
July 19, 2002
Unjustified fees
July 19, 2002
To the editor: The city of Lawrence and Douglas County are both considering increasing fees for building permits in their budget processes. Enforcing building code standards for new construction and remodel work is necessary to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our community. The city and county incur many costs with code enforcement of home construction. Those costs are the responsibility of the homeowner and are paid via building permit fees. The Lawrence Home Builders Assn. supports a permit fee structure based on all identified costs.
KU employees take unpaid leave
July 19, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Malcolm Neelley wanted to do his part to help Kansas University’s budget, so he signed up for an unpaid vacation.
Kansas to offer hoops class
Williams to take part in basketball course
July 19, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University doesn’t offer an undergraduate degree in basketball studies. Not yet, anyway.
Women vie for governors’ seats
July 19, 2002
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News In the last few years, women members of the U.S. Senate have attained greater numbers and growing prominence.
Baseball briefs
July 19, 2002
Players, owners resume labor talks Devil Rays were late paying nearly $1 million Expos’ Robinson quit, then changed mind Twins ballpark plan dies in St. Paul
Lawrence briefs
July 19, 2002
 Battery charge filed in hammer beating  Lawrence felon sentenced for ammunition possession  Police investigate report of inappropriate touching  Phony calls ask for money
Greek police nab infamous suspect
July 19, 2002
In a major breakthrough against the elusive November 17 terror group, Greek police announced Thursday they captured a leader of the radical leftist organization and had confessions from three other members to bombings and shootings, including the assassinations of American and a British military attaches.
Moussaoui tries to plead guilty
July 19, 2002
The sole person charged in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Zacarias Moussaoui, tried to plead guilty Thursday and declared himself an al-Qaida warrior loyal to Osama bin Laden. The judge insisted that Moussaoui take a week to consider the consequences in the death-penalty case. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema took the rare step of refusing to accept the plea after Moussaoui stunned the courtroom with his announcement. He kept talking after the judge told him to stop and almost was removed from the courtroom.
Tax refunds could drain state money
July 19, 2002
By Dave Ranney Last year, Kansas officials sent state income-tax refunds to more than 785,500 taxpayers, about 3,700 more than the year before. No cause for alarm, officials said. The number goes up or down a little each year.
Holdout juror causes mistrial in murder case
July 19, 2002
A juror reportedly caused a mistrial when he refused to find a defendant guilty of felony murder because he thought the charge was too harsh.
Lawrence family headed for China
McNabbs taking part in tour with USA Hoopsters
July 19, 2002
By Chuck Woodling If there exists a fund-raising method the McNabb family hasn’t tried, patriarch Rick McNabb doesn’t know what it is. “We’ve sold magazines, had car washes, pledges for Shoot-a-Thons,” McNabb said. “They’ve mowed lawns, done baby-sitting just about everything.”
Williams to take part in basketball course
July 19, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University doesn’t offer an undergraduate degree in basketball studies. Not yet, anyway.
Daily ticker
July 19, 2002
At the library
July 19, 2002
Whether the day is too hot or too rainy, or even perfectly nice, the Lawrence Public Library has something to interest anyone and everyone. From story time for the kids up through the movie rentals and weekly movie series - all free - here is what you need to know.
Coal Chamber sings new youth rebellion
July 19, 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.
Six Feet Under’ leads Emmy picks
HBO show lands 23 nominations
July 19, 2002
The macabre HBO funeral home drama “Six Feet Under” received a leading 23 Emmy nominations Thursday, as the television academy recognized an unusually wide range of shows and performers.
Animal shelter failed 3 audits
July 19, 2002
A Shawnee County animal shelter that temporarily closed this week when it was learned a dog had contracted a highly contagious disease had failed its past three state audits. Inspectors from the Kansas Department of Animal Health learned of a border collie at the Helping Hands Humane Society with canine parvovirus while conducting an audit. The inspection stemmed from complaints about animal health, housekeeping and bookkeeping, said Debra Duncan, director of the animal facilities inspection program for the animal health department.
Woods in for battle
Toms, Waldorf, Pettersson in lead
July 19, 2002
Tiger Woods may have a fight on his hands. And not just with photographers.
July 19, 2002
By Jon Niccum In the isolated town of Prosperity, Ariz., a mining company heir (David Arquette) and a local sheriff (Kari Wuhrer) learn from her son (Scott Terra) that a chemical spill has caused an array of exotic spiders to grow to enormous size. Feasting on pets, livestock and eventually residents, the aggressive beasts wage an assault on the dozens of survivors, who take refuge in a downtown mall. If Prosperity had a drive-in movie theater, this is where “Eight Legged Freaks” would likely play. And by no means is that an insult.
Lawrence briefs
July 19, 2002
Battery charge filed in hammer beating Lawrence felon sentenced for ammunition possession Police investigate report of inappropriate touching Phony calls ask for money
Coal Chamber sings new youth rebellion
July 19, 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.
Theda W. Garrett
July 19, 2002
Services for Theda W. Garrett, 86, Pomona, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona. Mrs. Garrett died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Heart To Heart Home Plus near Pomona.
Raymond Lee Kinsley
July 19, 2002
Services for Raymond Lee Kinsley, 78, Baldwin, will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Eight Mile Old German Baptist Brethren Church, west of Centropolis. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Kinsley died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Capital murder charge first in county since Kansas death penalty reinstated
July 19, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence man who had been sought for violating parole was charged Thursday in the slayings of an elderly Lawrence couple. Damien C. Lewis, 22, was charged with capital murder and first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of George “Pete” Wallace and Wyona Chandlee, both 71.
s 31st Annual Sidewalk Sale proves as social as it is economical
July 19, 2002
By Joel Mathis It’s difficult to imagine there was anything a person could want or need that wasn’t available at the 31st annual Sidewalk Sale Thursday in downtown Lawrence. Books. Movies. Golf clubs. Fresh produce. Nachos. Crafts. Antiques. Religious instruction. Parenting advice. Massages. T-shirts. Paraphernalia from Lawrence High, Free State High and Kansas University. And water  lots of water.
s Krsnich, Ward reach third round
July 19, 2002
Top-seed Jesse Schulte of Hutchinson and No. 2 seed A.J. Elgert of Lincoln, Neb., both advanced Thursday in the second round of the Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship at Tallgrass Country Club.
Briefcase
July 19, 2002
AOL Time Warner names leaders amid resignation Jobless claims drop Earnings of area interes Microsoft’s profit is up
Horoscopes
July 19, 2002
Economic security also a key issue
July 19, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe Politicians fear nothing more than what they call an “October surprise” a mid-autumn jolt that shapes voters’ decisions at the polls. Ordinarily this fear is centered in foreign affairs, where a pre-election diplomatic initiative or military engagement can shift the political balance of power. This year’s fear is the October surprise that will accompany the arrival of the third-quarter 401(k) statements.
Robot’ borrows from ‘80s culture
July 19, 2002
The new cartoon “Whatever Happened to Robot Jones” (8:30 p.m., Cartoon Network) puts a mechanical spin on adolescent angst. Jones may think he’s an average sixth-grader, but he’s actually a 3-foot, 8-inch tall robot weighing 500 pounds with a 9,468 mega-volt memory. This puts him at a distinct disadvantage when the gym teacher orders him to join the rest of the boys in the shower after physical education class.
AG to seek sex offender law change
July 19, 2002
Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall believes state law needs to be changed because of a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that will release a sex offender from custody.
Study: Childbirths, nursing main factors in breast cancer
July 19, 2002
The number of children women have and the length of time they breast-feed them are the most important factors influencing their chance of developing breast cancer even more important than genetic factors, major new research shows.
Local briefs
July 19, 2002
Two killed when plane crashes near house Lee’s Summit, Mo. A small plane crashed Thursday morning near a home in this Kansas City suburb , killing the two men aboard and setting fire to the house. Four people in the home escaped uninjured as flames spread from the wreckage of the Piper Cherokee to one side of the house, located less than a half-mile from a runway at Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport. Relatives identified the victims as the Rev. Roger Goodwin, 62, who recently retired as pastor of First Baptist Church in Grandview, and Charles “Phil” Wilson, 48, of Belton, a doctoral candidate at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Witnesses said the plane clipped power lines about 30 feet above the ground before crashing into a tree outside the home of Dale and Mary Bear. “We’re doing fine,” Dale Bear told WDAF-TV, Channel 4 on Sunflower Broadband. ________ Visit: Global Exchange cyclists to pedal by Lawrence Bicyclists riding across the United States to enhance their understanding of global issues will stop next week in Lawrence. The riders, part of Global Exchange’s annual cross-country bike ride, will have dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., and then give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. The riders on Tuesday will visit Jubilee Cafa restaurant-style breakfast for the poor run by volunteers at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. The riders departed San Francisco on June 14 and are scheduled to arrive Aug. 18 in Washington, D.C. This is the third year ECM has played host to Global Exchange. For more information, contact Thad Holcombe at 843-4933 or ecmku@raven.cc.ukans.edu. ________ DUI: Extra officers on lookout for drunken drivers The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a saturation patrol tonight and Saturday morning to search for impaired drivers. Seven additional deputies will on duty for the sole purpose of arresting intoxicated drivers, Sheriff Rick Trapp said. The patrol, which will be in different, unspecified parts of the county, will run from 11 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Saturday. The saturation patrol is being funded in part by a grant through the Kansas Department of Transportation. ________ Douglas County Clerk: Extended hours for voter registration The Douglas County Clerk’s Office will keep its doors open later today and Monday to register voters for the Aug. 6 primary. The deadline is Monday to register to vote in the primary. The clerk’s office will be open until 9 p.m. today and Monday. The office is located at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. ________ 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.
On the record
July 19, 2002
Hunter fights back
Twins outfielder gets even with homer in 8-6 win
July 19, 2002
Torii Hunter again said he was sorry for throwing a ball at Danys Baez.
Morris returning to All-Star form
St. Louis ace wins for first time in five starts, 5-1 against San Francisco
July 19, 2002
Matt Morris is starting to feel like his old self on the mound for the first time since the death of good friend Darryl Kile.
Dorothy Amy Turnbaugh
July 19, 2002
Ernest Edwin Pine
July 19, 2002
Royals stretch winning streak to seven games - Kansas City 5, Chicago 3
July 19, 2002
With the game tied at 3 in the bottom of the ninth, Kansas City manager Tony Pena wanted Michael Tucker to bunt. But bench coach Bob Scheafer talked him into changing his mind, and the switch helped the Kansas City Royals extend their longest winning streak in seven years.
Top seeds advance
KU’s Krsnich, Ward reach third round
July 19, 2002
Top-seed Jesse Schulte of Hutchinson and No. 2 seed A.J. Elgert of Lincoln, Neb., both advanced Thursday in the second round of the Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship at Tallgrass Country Club.
British Open waits for rain and wind - and Tiger - to return
July 19, 2002
Colin Montgomerie led a charge of Europeans toward the top of the leaderboard as a wet and slightly breezy Muirfield invited low scoring Friday in the second round of the British Open.
Lay Catholics to raise voice on issues
July 19, 2002
After months of legal drama and summits of Roman Catholic leaders on the abuse of children by priests, thousands of ordinary churchgoers will gather here Saturday to offer their solution and a perspective from the pews.
McNabbs taking part in tour with USA Hoopsters
July 19, 2002
By Chuck Woodling If there exists a fund-raising method the McNabb family hasn’t tried, patriarch Rick McNabb doesn’t know what it is. “We’ve sold magazines, had car washes, pledges for Shoot-a-Thons,” McNabb said. “They’ve mowed lawns, done baby-sitting  just about everything.”
s luck
July 19, 2002
J-W Editorials Taking up arms against one’s country is not a mild case of betrayal. It was difficult for most Americans to choke down the absolute unreality of the John Walker Lindh family as it discussed on television the American Taliban’s 20-year sentence for what amounts to treason.
Stull Road upgrade bid is in under budget
July 19, 2002
By Mark Fagan When it comes to the pending reconstruction of Stull Road west of Lawrence, Keith Browning is happily taking the good with the bad this week. The good news: It looks like the project will cost $1.4 million, or 22 percent less than expected.
Tax refunds could drain state money
July 19, 2002
By Dave Ranney Last year, Kansas officials sent state income-tax refunds to more than 785,500 taxpayers, about 3,700 more than the year before. No cause for alarm, officials said. The number goes up or down a little each year.
People
July 19, 2002
Ventura silent about lung illness Smoking Crowe haunts station Cruz collecting for charity Steel’s art not lost on French
Parolee wanted since April
July 19, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Damien C. Lewis wasn’t supposed to be in Lawrence last week. He was supposed to be locked in a prison cell. Law enforcement authorities had been searching for Lewis since April, when a warrant was issued for his arrest on a parole violation. They never found him, and police say that left him free July 10 to shoot and kill Wyona Chandlee and George “Pete” Wallace.
BVW beats Raiders
July 19, 2002
Lawrence Raiders pitcher Blake Dickson allowed just five hits, but was a hard-luck loser in a 1-0 loss to Blue Valley West Thursday at BV Northwest’s field.
Briefly
July 19, 2002
Transportation official resigns House Republicans depart from Bush’s plans for INS U.S troops bomb raiders; warlord’s brother killed
Briefly
July 19, 2002
Director of rehab center for priests suspended Court protects use of medical marijuana Dragnet for girl’s killer leads to other arrests Attorneys general seek ban on tobacco lozenge
Briefly
July 19, 2002
Wildfire starter won’t be prosecuted Texas woman mauled to death by pet pit bulls West Nile virus spreads Judge upholds ruling on pregnancy tests
Briefly
July 19, 2002
3 rare white tigers born in Buenos Aires Zoo One-day subway strike makes a mess of travel More than 60 killed as bus, tanker collide Official to reveal state secrets at trial
Not for children
July 19, 2002
Theda W. Garrett
July 19, 2002
Dorothy Amy Turnbaugh
July 19, 2002
Memorial services for Dorothy Amy Turnbaugh, 58, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Mrs. Turnbaugh died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Not for children
July 19, 2002
To the editor: You and a friend are in the theater with a full house watching a 7:05 p.m. showing of “Road to Perdition” Â a bloody R-rated film featuring the Chicago Mafia of the ‘30s. During a quiet, intense scene, a loud voice from a small child age 3 to 5 asks a question. But wait, there’s more than one youngster viewing this R-rated film. Another child speaks out, and so it goes throughout the movie.
Harmonica master McBee, others unveil projects
July 19, 2002
By Jon Niccum Lee McBee has something to harp about. The veteran Lawrence musician just released a solo album, “Soul Deep,” available on California’s Pacific Blues label. The 12-song effort finds the singer/harmonica wizard showcasing his spirited brand of modern blues, in collaboration with a host of established players.
Economic security also a key issue
July 19, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe Politicians fear nothing more than what they call an “October surprise” Â a mid-autumn jolt that shapes voters’ decisions at the polls. Ordinarily this fear is centered in foreign affairs, where a pre-election diplomatic initiative or military engagement can shift the political balance of power. This year’s fear is the October surprise that will accompany the arrival of the third-quarter 401(k) statements.
Edward Wissler
July 19, 2002
Mass of Christian Burial for Harvey “Pete” Edward Wissler, 89, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Baldwin. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Holton. Mr. Wissler died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center.
Gilmore services
July 19, 2002
Mass of Christian Burial for Robert Louis Gilmore, 88, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Gilmore died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
BVW beats Raiders
July 19, 2002
Lawrence Raiders pitcher Blake Dickson allowed just five hits, but was a hard-luck loser in a 1-0 loss to Blue Valley West Thursday at BV Northwest’s field.
Meeker convicted in shooting
July 19, 2002
By Mike Belt There was no impasse Friday for jurors in the retrial of a former Baldwin man whom they found guilty of shooting a neighbor’s boyfriend. Stephen Meeker could be sentenced to as many as 41 months in prison for aggravated battery in the Oct. 14, 2001, incident outside his former home in the 1200 block of Bison Court.
KU employees take unpaid leave
July 19, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Malcolm Neelley wanted to do his part to help Kansas University’s budget, so he signed up for an unpaid vacation.
On the street
July 19, 2002
Asked at the Lawrence Sidewalk Sale What is the best buy you found at the sidewalk sale?
Sound off
July 19, 2002
Is the license tag display mentioned in the July 16 Journal-World open to the public? Don Dalquest, post commander, said the display at the American Legion was available for public viewing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. weekdays and from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. There is no charge.
Drought dries western crops
July 19, 2002
By Mike Shields The drought that helped devastate the Kansas wheat crop this year continues with fresh consequences daily. Effective today, junior water rights holders on the Little Blue River from the Nebraska line to the gauging station near Barnes will be barred from taking water for irrigation or other purposes. That’s the latest emergency order from the Kansas Division of Water Resources aimed at preserving minimum streamflows in the Little Blue and Republican rivers, Chapman Creek and the Smoky Hill River at Ellsworth.
Sale to bring changes for downtown dance club
July 19, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A tentative deal has been reached to sell The Granada, a downtown bar and dance club, and the business will close for an unspecified period of time beginning early next month. Mike Elwell, a partial owner of The Granada building, confirmed Thursday he had reached a deal to buy out the ownership interest of Granada operator Brett Mosiman.
Ernest Edwin Pine
July 19, 2002
Services for Ernest Edwin Pine, 92, Basehor, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in DeSoto Cemetery. Mr. Pine died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Altera Sterling House, Lawrence.
support
July 19, 2002
To the editor: We read with dismay that KU is closing the Anthropology Museum to the public. While the budget crisis in Kansas will indeed require cost cutting, to simply eliminate public access to this very unusual and educational museum is extremely shortsighted. Nowhere else does the taxpaying public get so much “bang for the buck” from the university as they do in this small museum.
Are you a ‘Creature Feature’ fan? Find out
July 19, 2002
It’s been a good year for big-screen arachnids, what with “Spider-Man” and those spider-like surveillance-bots in “Minority Report.” And now comes the creepy-crawly sci-fi comedy “Eight Legged Freaks,” about a toxic spill that causes spiders to grow and grow … and grow. Dufus hero David Arquette and shotgun-toting sheriff Kari Wuhrer battle these amazingly life-like, computer-generated mutants as they swarm from the desert and lay siege to the town mall.
Panel votes to oust congressman
Full House to vote on Traficant’s fate
July 19, 2002
James Traficant, the flamboyant congressman from Ohio with a penchant for defying authority, could be expelled from the House as early as next week after his colleagues found him guilty Thursday of nine ethics violations stemming from his conviction in federal court on bribery, tax evasion and fraud charges. With his trademark denim bell-bottoms, his poofy gray hair and his populist rants on the House floor, the nine-term Democrat is one of the more notorious and colorful characters on Capitol Hill. He frequently concludes his speeches by shaking his head and demanding, “Beam me up, Mr. Speaker.”
No celebration
July 19, 2002
Giant spiders attack in ‘Eight Legged Freaks’
July 19, 2002
By Jon Niccum In the isolated town of Prosperity, Ariz., a mining company heir (David Arquette) and a local sheriff (Kari Wuhrer) learn from her son (Scott Terra) that a chemical spill has caused an array of exotic spiders to grow to enormous size. Feasting on pets, livestock and eventually residents, the aggressive beasts wage an assault on the dozens of survivors, who take refuge in a downtown mall. If Prosperity had a drive-in movie theater, this is where “Eight Legged Freaks” would likely play. And by no means is that an insult.