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Lawrence under heat advisory
July 26, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:12 p.m.) The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a heat advisory for Lawrence and Douglas County through 8 p.m. Friday.
President indicates he might veto homeland security bill
July 26, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:12 p.m.) WASHINGTON President Bush sternly warned Congress on Friday against passing a bill that limits the personnel and budgetary powers of the head of a new Department of Homeland Security, giving the clearest indication yet that he would veto a measure now before the Senate.
Ballpark owners appeal to players, owners
July 26, 2002
Nine representatives of publicly owned ballparks used by major league teams urged players and owners Thursday to solve their labor dispute without a work stoppage.
Note indicates Williams wanted to be frozen
July 26, 2002
Four years after signing a will calling for his cremation, baseball great Ted Williams entered a pact with two of his children asking that his body be frozen, according to court documents filed Thursday.
Kansas football loses Ivey
Cornerback started 10 games last fall
July 26, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Carl Ivey, a starting cornerback, has dropped out of the Kansas University football program, according to sources. Ivey, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound junior from Killeen, Texas, is reportedly headed for Stephen F. Austin University, an NCAA Div. I-AA school in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Baseball Weekly expands
July 26, 2002
With the threat of another baseball work stoppage, Baseball Weekly magazine is branching out into covering pro football when the new NFL season starts this fall.
CU skier sues NCAA
July 26, 2002
An Olympic moguls skier who wants to play football for the University of Colorado sued the NCAA on Thursday, saying it unfairly restricted his ability to continue skiing professionally.
Warriors tap Musselman
July 26, 2002
The Golden State Warriors’ youth movement will extend to their coaching staff next season. The Warriors will make Atlanta Hawks assistant Eric Musselman the NBA’s youngest head coach today.
Armstrong retains huge lead
Italy’s Frigo wins 17th stage of Tour de France
July 26, 2002
Italian rider Dario Frigo won Thursday’s 17th stage of the Tour de France, while Lance Armstrong kept the overall leader’s yellow jersey and remained almost certain to take a fourth straight title on Sunday.
National League Roundup: Drew powers Cards past Giants
McGriff launches 470th career home run in Cubs’ loss to Phillies
July 26, 2002
Travis Smith and J.D. Drew are making the most of their periodic chances to help the St. Louis Cardinals. Drew homered and drove in four runs, sending Smith and the NL Central leaders over the San Francisco Giants, 4-3, Thursday with their fourth victory in five games.
Owners’ lawyer optimistic
July 26, 2002
Baseball’s top labor lawyer thinks there’s a way to work out a new contract without another strike. Sounding unusually optimistic, Rob Manfred said after Thursday’s five-hour bargaining session that the sides will meet again today and probably will have sessions for five straight days starting Monday.
WNBA Roundup: Storm sink Miracle
Monarch defeat Fire, 81-80, in 2 OTs
July 26, 2002
Simone Edwards’ made a 15-foot shot with 32.9 seconds left, lifting the Seattle Storm to a 79-76 victory Thursday night over the Orlando Miracle. Edwards hit the key basket after Orlando pulled to 74-73 on Pee Wee Johnson’s layup with 58 seconds remaining.
6News video report: Life of accused murderer’s ex-girlfriend turned upside-down after arrest
July 26, 2002
6News reports on the effects being felt by Stacie McClelland, the ex-girlfriend of accused murderer Damien C. Lewis, after his arrest.
N Sync star puts vacation on hold to make ‘Rent’
Joey Fatone cancels trip to Russia to put musical talent to work in smash Broadway musical
July 26, 2002
It’s a real bummer when getting a new job means you have to cancel your vacation plans. Just ask Joey Fatone. The ‘N Sync star was talking to his boy bandmates about an October visit to Russia where they’d watch cohort Lance Bass blast into outer space but then Fatone was offered a starring role in “Rent,” so now his plans for a holiday are on hold.
Home Depot prepares to build
Store could open as soon as April or May, company officials say
July 26, 2002
By Joel Mathis Construction on the long-delayed Home Depot store at 31st and Iowa streets along with improvements to the intersection should begin soon. “Presently we’re scheduling an April or May grand opening for the store, depending on when we actually start construction,” Tom Thoreson, Home Depot’s real estate manager, said Thursday. “Obviously, we’re trying to make that happen in the next few weeks.”
New daytime talk show may give Regis a run for his money
July 26, 2002
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa may soon have some new competition. The syndication company King World has produced a pilot for a daytime talk show with former ABC correspondent Jack Ford and comic actress Alexandra Wentworth, the wife of George Stephanopoulos.
County changes voting vocabulary
July 26, 2002
By Dave Toplikar Longtime voters in Douglas County may be confused when they go to their polling place this year. That’s because all of the wards the political groupings of precincts that helped carve up Lawrence have disappeared into the history books.
Adkins criticized for no-call claim
July 26, 2002
As he campaigns for attorney general, Sen. David Adkins portrays himself as the author of a new law designed to protect consumers from unwanted telemarketing calls. But two other senators said Thursday that Adkins was misleading voters and what lawmakers passed bears little resemblance to a proposal Adkins championed.
Crews race to save trapped miners
July 26, 2002
Encouraged by a tinny tapping sound coming up from the depths, rescuers drilled an escape hole Thursday in a race to save nine coal miners trapped 240 feet underground in a dark shaft filling up with millions of gallons of frigid water.
On the record
July 26, 2002
Israeli tanks take to street in Gaza City
July 26, 2002
Israeli tanks rolled into Gaza City early today and destroyed a police post and two other buildings, the first operation there since a bombing attack killed a Hamas leader and 14 other Palestinians and drew international criticism.
Bush threatens veto of homeland security bill
July 26, 2002
The White House threatened to veto legislation approved by a Senate committee Thursday that creates a mammoth Homeland Security Department, contending President Bush would have little power to react quickly to terrorist threats.
Area briefs
July 26, 2002
Police investigating tipping of tombstones Regents panel reviews president candidates Motorcycle pulled from Kaw near Eudora Congressman applauds college interns in D.C. office One-car accident victim in good condition at LMH Religious leaders to congregate in Baldwin
Bond set for crematory operator
July 26, 2002
Bond was set Thursday for jailed crematory operator Brent Marsh, who made his first public comments since investigators found hundreds of discarded corpses on his property five months ago.
Douglas Ray Fairchild
July 26, 2002
CDC: Seven in 10 U.S. smokers say they want to quit
July 26, 2002
Seven in 10 adult smokers in the United States say they want to quit but their success in kicking the habit varies widely by race and education, the government said Thursday.
Powell dismisses report that he plans to resign
July 26, 2002
Secretary of State Colin Powell dismissed a published report Thursday that he might not last through President Bush’s current term, saying he was not considering resigning. The New York Times report followed a decision by the Bush administration to withhold $34 million that had been set aside for the U.N. agency that runs family planning programs.
Dorothea E. Flory
July 26, 2002
City calls for fund applicants
July 26, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city officials are putting out the call for proposed projects to be paid for from its Housing Trust Fund. “They decided they wanted to go ahead and make some funds available and get moving with the trust fund,” Margene Swarts, the city’s community development manager, said of the Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board.
Area officials prepare for disaster situations
July 26, 2002
By Mike Belt Imagine a helicopter crashing onto the Baker University campus and causing death and injury to throngs attending an on-campus festival. Thursday, about 20 Baldwin and Douglas County officials considered that scenario during a disaster training exercise.
Plea episodes may boost insanity claim
July 26, 2002
“Bet on me,” Zacarias Moussaoui said a week ago, insisting to a federal judge that he would plead guilty. But after a topsy-turvy afternoon in federal court Thursday, all bets were off.
Judge scrutinizes searches in serial murder case
July 26, 2002
A judge agreed to disallow evidence that police obtained when they searched a pickup truck belonging to accused serial killer John E. Robinson Sr. but upheld a search of his computer files.
Response letter to suspect details anguish over experiences
July 26, 2002
Here are the excerpts from a letter written to Damien C. Lewis, jailed on murder charges, by his ex-girlfriend Stacie McClelland of Lawrence. The letter is in response to a three-page handwritten letter that Lewis wrote to her from the Douglas County Jail apologizing for complicating McClelland’s life.
Ex-companion falls on hard times after arrest
July 26, 2002
By Dave Ranney Until her now-ex-boyfriend was arrested, Stacie McClelland, 21, was doing all right for herself. “I was completely off welfare,” she said. “I was making it, I was paying my bills. It seemed like for the first time in my life I wasn’t struggling.”
Recycling violators paying the price
July 26, 2002
A city ban on putting recyclables in the trash is hitting some residents in the pocketbook. With a population of about 18,000, the city issued 1,405 violations in the first six months of the year to residents who did everything from carelessly tossing soda cans in the trash to putting lawn clippings in garbage bins.
Portable weather radar unveiled
July 26, 2002
WeatherData Inc. has unveiled a futuristic forecasting system that could be mounted in the cockpit of an airplane or even clipped to a jogger’s belt. The Wichita-based company showed off AnywhereWX, a moving map and weather advisory system, Tuesday at the opening day of AirVenture 2002 in Oshkosh, Wis.
Deal with White House leads McCain to stop blocking Bush’s nominees
July 26, 2002
Sen. John McCain on Thursday stopped blocking President Bush’s judicial and other nominees after administration assurances that a campaign finance ally would be seated on the Federal Election Commission by the fall.
Reported cloning investigated
July 26, 2002
The South Korean government said Thursday it was investigating a claim that a U.S.-based firm had implanted a cloned embryo in a Korean woman. Kwak Ji-hwa, a spokesman for the U.S.-based Clonaid’s South Korean branch office, said the woman was two months pregnant with the cloned embryo and that he was confident she would give birth to a healthy baby.
Ashcroft nixes proposal for database of tipsters
July 26, 2002
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft told senators Thursday that he had scrapped plans to include a centralized database as part of a controversial program enlisting millions of Americans as anti-terrorist tipsters.
Fame, success
July 26, 2002
J-W Editorials Roy Williams and Kelvin Sampson have made a significant statement with their Playboy stance. Two high-powered Big 12 Conference basketball coaches have sounded a note that is quite encouraging to the many people who are concerned about the nature of modern athletics.
Animal attitudes
July 26, 2002
Feds may file WorldCom charges
Law enforcer says prosecutors plan to indict executives
July 26, 2002
Federal prosecutors plan to charge former officers of WorldCom Inc. sometime next week for their suspected roles in the massive financial wrongdoing at the bankrupt telecommunications giant, a law enforcement official said Thursday.
Taxes at work?
July 26, 2002
Mortgage rates reach record low
July 26, 2002
Rates for 30-year mortgages dipped this week to the lowest level in 31 years of record keeping, helping to spur a further boom in mortgage refinancing.
Demand for big-ticket goods plunges in June
July 26, 2002
Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket goods, including cars and computers, fell in June by the largest amount in seven months, raising fears that the stock market doldrums may be causing Americans to rein in spending and slow the recovery.
E. coli case linked to recall of beef
July 26, 2002
The single Kansas case of an E. coli infection associated with the nationwide recall of contaminated beef issued by ConAgra Beef Co. is in Finney County, officials said.
Clean-burning coal plant impresses EPA chief
July 26, 2002
A coal-fired generating plant in eastern Kansas City shows that the country can have an adequate energy supply without hurting the environment, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.
Market woes hit public pension funds
July 26, 2002
Pension funds for state, school and city employees have taken sharp hits because of the stock market’s plunge, but benefits for current and future retirees are in no danger, fund managers say.
Daily Ticker
July 26, 2002
KU program fosters potential doctors
July 26, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Lesleigh Lee has wanted to be a doctor for as long as she’s watched her father treat predominately poor, black patients in Tallahassee, Fla. “It’s important that people have qualified doctors to take care of them,” she said. “Sometimes people get left out.”
Business Briefcase
July 26, 2002
Fast-food chain sold Media: AOL Time Warner see shares tumble Food: Hershey may seek deal Wall Street: Earnings of local interest
Bottom-of-the-7th rally sends Raiders to semis
July 26, 2002
By Mike Miller Before every home game, Lawrence Raiders public address announcer Rick Bailey plays the theme from “The Natural,” the 1984 Robert Redford baseball classic in which Redford plays a slugger who leads his team to the title with a dramatic late-inning home run.
Big 12 Football: Former bosses Snyder, Stoops laud Mangino
KSU, OU coaches ‘proud’ of progeny
July 26, 2002
By David Mitchell Mark Mangino played important roles in two major turnarounds as an assistant football coach in the Big Eight and Big 12 conferences. Whether he can do it again as a head coach remains to be seen, but his former bosses praised him Thursday at the Big 12 media days.
Renegades reach national semifinal
July 26, 2002
Lawrence’s Renegades continued to roll through the loser’s bracket of the USSSA World Series on Thursday, winning twice to reach today’s national semifinal. With a win against Ontario, Canada, at 10 this morning, the Renegades would play the Team Connecticut Bombers for the national championship.
Shawnee school to break new technological ground
July 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Sleek, high-powered laptop computers will be in the hands of every teacher and child this year at Riverview School. The brick building opening next month to more than 300 first- through fifth-grade students is the prototype elementary school in the DeSoto public school district, Supt. Marilyn Layman said Thursday.
Bush needs help with media
July 26, 2002
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Washington bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News During his years in top public posts, the aristocratic and reserved Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. was hardly the epitome of the back-slapping, gregarious politician. But he understood the need to cultivate good ties with the press and had the good sense to hire a one-time El Paso disc jockey named Jack DeVore.
Arts notes
July 26, 2002
Theater to spoof Topeka protesters Lawrence youngsters in ‘Annie Warbucks’ Artists to show pottery in Maryville Leavenworth plans ice cream social
Briefly
July 26, 2002
Ohio: Second-largest campus names female president Boston: Yale says Princeton hacked into files Las Vegas: Coroner: Cocaine led to rock star’s death Philadelphia: Suspects arrested in kidnapping case
People
July 26, 2002
Queen pays homage to Beatles Myers gets own shagadelic star Winfrey headed to hall of fame
Robot’s GRACE put to test
July 26, 2002
A group of scientists who set out to build a robot with human social skills may have actually improved on humanity: Their creation courteously steps aside for people, smiles during conversation and politely asks directions.
Local briefs
July 26, 2002
Crime: Two residents arrested in vehicle theft case Internet: World Online announces new general manager Elections: Courthouse accepting advanced voting ballots Gasoline Prices: Patrol eyes best deals
Store could open as soon as April or May, company officials say
July 26, 2002
By Joel Mathis Construction on the long-delayed Home Depot store at 31st and Iowa streets  along with improvements to the intersection  should begin soon. “Presently we’re scheduling an April or May grand opening for the store, depending on when we actually start construction,” Tom Thoreson, Home Depot’s real estate manager, said Thursday. “Obviously, we’re trying to make that happen in the next few weeks.”
Police offer assurances, safety tips at neighborhood association meeting
July 26, 2002
By Mindie Paget The edge has softened some since police arrested a suspect. But even though 22-year-old Damien C. Lewis is behind bars, charged with capital murder, residents of Lawrence’s Barker Neighborhood, where an elderly couple was slain July 10, still had questions for the Lawrence Police Department about the violent crime and their own safety.
Briefly
July 26, 2002
Bangladesh: Floods leave 283 dead Pakistan: Forced marriages of girls draws outrage Tokyo: North Korea regrets deadly naval battle Detroit: Agent suspended for anti-Islamic slur
In and around the lake
July 26, 2002
Spanning eight miles up the Wakarusa Valley, and covering over 7,000 acres of surface area, Clinton Lake boasts some of the best fishing in the area. An incredible number of wildlife, and things to do, can be found in and around the lake.
Suspect’s former girlfriend now worries for her own life
21-year-old mother ready to testify against defendant
July 26, 2002
By Dave Ranney Stacie McClelland was sure she’d finally found the man with whom she could share the rest of her life. He was kind, gentle and good with her two boys. “He even offered to adopt the youngest one, the one without a father,” she said.
Fire grows; ancient trees saved
Suspect still in custody, cooperating with investigators
July 26, 2002
The wildfire raging near some of the nation’s ancient sequoias grew to 57,000 acres Thursday as fire crews said they had been able to save several groves of the majestic trees.
Hanna Services
July 26, 2002
Flood controls
July 26, 2002
Cruelty response
July 26, 2002
Nader attacks corporate abuse
July 26, 2002
By Larry Eichel Knight Ridder Newspapers Ralph Nader’s never been one to doubt himself. So he’s not surprised that he can now say he told us so. Two years ago, as the Green Party’s candidate for president, he was the only one railing against the abuses of corporate America. Now, it seems, everybody’s doing it.
Shawnee school to break new technological ground
July 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Sleek, high-powered laptop computers will be in the hands of every teacher and child this year at Riverview School. The brick building opening next month to more than 300 first- through fifth-grade students is the prototype elementary school in the DeSoto public school district, Supt. Marilyn Layman said Thursday.
Lawnmower Man cuts it close at the Kansas Speedway
July 26, 2002
Like a million other guys, Darin Furhman takes a lot of pride in the way he cares for his lawn. However, unlike most of the other proud lawn-keepers around, Furhman’s yard is about 93 yards wide and 587 yards long. It is also one of the only lawns that it’s OK to paint on.
Corporate fraud bill goes to Bush
President says he will sign sweeping legislation approved by House and Senate
July 26, 2002
Mindful of midterm elections just three months away, Congress sent legislation to President Bush on Thursday creating stiff penalties for corporate fraud and document shredding in hopes of easing economic jitters and restoring confidence in the markets.
Rush hour
Canadian trio steps back into limelight
July 26, 2002
By Jon Niccum What band has been together since the late 1960s and is currently enjoying some of its greatest radio success? Without the visual aid of a picture or headline, one might not guess Rush. But since the May release of “Vapor Trails,” its first studio album in six years, Rush has been artistically and commercially reborn.
Israeli band RockFour searches for harmony
July 26, 2002
By Jon Niccum There have been many political bands over the years whose lyrics strive to effect some kind of social or governmental change. Then there are bands whose music is the main focus, but politics remain at the forefront of their very existence.
21-year-old mother ready to testify against defendant
July 26, 2002
By Dave Ranney Stacie McClelland was sure she’d finally found the man with whom she could share the rest of her life. He was kind, gentle and good with her two boys. “He even offered to adopt the youngest one, the one without a father,” she said.
Linebacker Etienne ‘hungry’ for start
Co-captain has healed from shoulder injury that limited him in spring
July 26, 2002
By David Mitchell With a new coach, new uniforms and newfound intensity, Kansas University’s football players are eager to start the 2002 season. It’s unlikely that any of the Jayhawks is more eager than Leo Etienne.
Big 12 media days notebook: Coach: Kansas could break ticket record
July 26, 2002
By David Mitchell First-year Kansas coach Mark Mangino said that at its current pace, KU has “a pretty good chance” to break the school record of 27,624 season tickets. KU marketing director Lee Johnson could not be reached for comment.
American League Roundup: Anderson lifts Angels
Anaheim tops Oakland, 5-4, in West showdown
July 26, 2002
Garret Anderson’s game-winning hit was nothing to brag about an opposite-field blooper to left. The Anaheim Angels’ cleanup hitter was able to chuckle about it afterward because it gave his team an important victory.
Barker residents remain on edge
Police offer assurances, safety tips at neighborhood association meeting
July 26, 2002
By Mindie Paget The edge has softened some since police arrested a suspect. But even though 22-year-old Damien C. Lewis is behind bars, charged with capital murder, residents of Lawrence’s Barker Neighborhood, where an elderly couple was slain July 10, still had questions for the Lawrence Police Department about the violent crime and their own safety.
9-11 suspect withdraws his guilty plea
July 26, 2002
Zacarias Moussaoui declared Thursday that he was guilty of conspiracy in the Sept. 11 attacks, then dramatically withdrew his plea after tangling with the judge over whether he had to admit that he tried to kill and maim Americans.
U.S. plots strategy for attack on Iraq
Groundwork being laid for ouster of Saddam
July 26, 2002
The Bush administration is moving forward aggressively with planning to oust Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, laying the groundwork for a possible U.S.-led invasion early next year, according to senior U.S. officials and individuals involved in the planning.
Harley rumbles into new century
Motorcycle maker celebrates 100 years of classic machine
July 26, 2002
Harley-Davidson is in an enviable position for a U.S. company it has a brand and reputation known throughout the world, and orders for its motorcycles well into 2004. And its stock price is holding up even as the overall market plunges.
Pope urges youth to find forgiveness
July 26, 2002
A pontiff who described himself as “full of years but still young at heart” urged more than 375,000 youths Thursday to “discover the path of forgiveness and reconciliation in a world often laid waste by violence and terror” in the aftermath of Sept. 11.
Politics briefs
July 26, 2002
Sebelius groups to work on tax, economic issues AG candidates pledge to keep KU law dean Shallenburger plans four-day bus tour Democrats plan fest Nominee to perform at bluegrass festival Candidates advertise group endorsements
U.N. decision boggles even journalist’s mind
July 26, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group Over the years, I thought my mind had become boggle-proof. It’s a side effect of journalism. Sooner or later, we just lose the ability to be astonished by anything the government says.
Still no denying Yes
Yes, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Bonner Springs, Kan. - 07/23/2002
July 26, 2002
By Jon Niccum When it comes to Yes, it’s all about the lineup.
Canadian trio steps back into limelight
July 26, 2002
By Jon Niccum What band has been together since the late 1960s and is currently enjoying some of its greatest radio success? Without the visual aid of a picture or headline, one might not guess Rush. But since the May release of “Vapor Trails,” its first studio album in six years, Rush has been artistically and commercially reborn.
County changes voting vocabulary
July 26, 2002
By Dave Toplikar Longtime voters in Douglas County may be confused when they go to their polling place this year. That’s because all of the wards  the political groupings of precincts that helped carve up Lawrence  have disappeared into the history books.
of progeny
July 26, 2002
By David Mitchell Mark Mangino played important roles in two major turnarounds as an assistant football coach in the Big Eight and Big 12 conferences. Whether he can do it again as a head coach remains to be seen, but his former bosses praised him Thursday at the Big 12 media days.
KU program fosters potential doctors
July 26, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Lesleigh Lee has wanted to be a doctor for as long as she’s watched her father treat predominately poor, black patients in Tallahassee, Fla. “It’s important that people have qualified doctors to take care of them,” she said. “Sometimes people get left out.”
6Sports video report: Raiders move ahead in the Zone Tournament
July 26, 2002
6Sports reports on the Raiders’ Zone Tournament win against Shawnee Mission West.
6Sports video report: Eudora High football camp starts under new coach
July 26, 2002
6Sports reports on the first Eudora High football camp under the new head coach.
Briefly
July 26, 2002
Washington: White House urges funding for Afghanistan rebuilding Virginia: Government: Taliban prisoner can be held without charges Washington: US getting ready to expand Cuban prison for suspects
Israeli band RockFour searches for harmony
July 26, 2002
By Jon Niccum There have been many political bands over the years whose lyrics strive to effect some kind of social or governmental change. Then there are bands whose music is the main focus, but politics remain at the forefront of their very existence.
Renegades reach national semifinal
July 26, 2002
Lawrence’s Renegades continued to roll through the loser’s bracket of the USSSA World Series on Thursday, winning twice to reach today’s national semifinal. With a win against Ontario, Canada, at 10 this morning, the Renegades would play the Team Connecticut Bombers for the national championship.
Cornerback started 10 games last fall
July 26, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Carl Ivey, a starting cornerback, has dropped out of the Kansas University football program, according to sources. Ivey, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound junior from Killeen, Texas, is reportedly headed for Stephen F. Austin University, an NCAA Div. I-AA school in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Ex-companion falls on hard times after arrest
July 26, 2002
By Dave Ranney Until her now-ex-boyfriend was arrested, Stacie McClelland, 21, was doing all right for herself. “I was completely off welfare,” she said. “I was making it, I was paying my bills. It seemed like for the first time in my life I wasn’t struggling.”
Bottom-of-the-7th rally sends Raiders to semis
July 26, 2002
By Mike Miller Before every home game, Lawrence Raiders public address announcer Rick Bailey plays the theme from “The Natural,” the 1984 Robert Redford baseball classic in which Redford plays a slugger who leads his team to the title with a dramatic late-inning home run.
Rush hour
Canadian trio steps back into limelight
July 26, 2002
By Jon Niccum What band has been together since the late 1960s and is currently enjoying some of its greatest radio success? Without the visual aid of a picture or headline, one might not guess Rush. But since the May release of “Vapor Trails,” its first studio album in six years, Rush has been artistically and commercially reborn.
Fick powers Tigers past Royals, 5-2
July 26, 2002
Robert Fick’s timing was perfect for the Detroit Tigers. Fick hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and added a two-run homer as the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Thursday for a three-game sweep.