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Miner: Didn’t think he would survive being trapped in mine
Miners kept each other warm
July 28, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 1:22 p.m.) One of the miners pulled from a cramped, flooded shaft where he and eight others were trapped for three days said Sunday he thought he was going to die.
Two wounded U.S. soldiers evacuated to Germany, other three in stable condition in Afghanistan after ambush
July 28, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 7:40 a.m.) Two American soldiers who were seriously wounded in an ambush in eastern Afghanistan have been evacuated to Germany for medical treatment, a military spokesman said Sunday.
US Secretary of State Colin Powell in Pakistan to ease tensions
July 28, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 7:40 a.m.) In South Asia to reduce tensions between the nuclear neighbors, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that Pakistan and India appeared to be inching toward talks that could lead to a lasting peace to the region.
KU theater professor creates a dramatic backyard garden
July 28, 2002
By Carol Boncella Like actors on a stage, the plants are directed into position with thoughtfulness and care. You need more sun, move over here. You need more shade, move over there. Too dry, too wet, move, move. A few final touches are added  a colorful potted plant, an attractive trellis or a whimsical piece of yard art.
Tactical decisions
July 28, 2002
Journal-World Editorial This year’s Republican primary season has been disheartening from beginning to end. Republican candidates for top state offices seem determined to make this year’s primary campaign a bizarre and unsettling experience from start to finish.
Expert tells how you can wag your way into your dog’s heart
July 28, 2002
Imagine a wolf and a chimpanzee trying to get along. Even if they were friendly, they would never be able to fully understand each other their instincts and body languages are just too different.
Camp for disabled needs volunteers
July 28, 2002
By Jan Biles A Christian summer camp for the disabled is looking for volunteers and money so it won’t have to turn away three youngsters who want to attend. Camp Adventure runs Aug. 3-10 at the Chihowa Retreat Center at Lake Perry.
Mission furniture continues to attract collectors
July 28, 2002
At the end of the 19th century, designers were searching for something new. The Victorian era had produced elaborate furniture with inlay, ormolu trim, painted decorations and carvings. Chairs were upholstered with formal fabrics and trimmed with tassels and braid.
Seniors could become targets of identity theft
July 28, 2002
Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the country. There have been 750,00 cases reported in the United States in the past year. All 19 of the Sept. 11 terrorist hijackers had Social Security numbers, including 11 that were stolen.
Briefcase
July 28, 2002
Talbots aims to break into men’s apparel Labor: Firms most likely to give pink slips in December Motley Fool: Name that company
Ohio St. letter excerpts
July 28, 2002
Here are excerpts of letters received by Gov. Bill Graves about his pending decision on the fate of three houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street.
Unabomber’s views find print again
Kaczynski essay makes it out of prison and into radical environmental newsletter
July 28, 2002
The last time Theodore Kaczynski had a lengthy article published, his 35,000-word manifesto led his brother to identify him as the Unabomber, the man who had killed three people and injured 23 more during a 17-year mail-bomb spree that authorities could not solve.
Wall Street wants your confidence and money
July 28, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald Wall Street is in trouble. This is your fault. Yes, I am talking to YOU, Mr. or Ms. Small Investor. Wall Street is getting sick and tired of your namby-pamby “wait and see” attitude toward the stock market.
Bush struggling with economy
Polls find Americans not happy about president’s handling of crisis
July 28, 2002
President Bush rallied the nation after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but he’s having a much tougher time battling the crisis of confidence that’s shaking the stock market and threatening to send the nation’s economy into a tailspin.
Ambush kills 2 Afghans, injures 5 U.S. soldiers
July 28, 2002
Five American soldiers were injured and two Afghan militiamen were killed Saturday in a 4 1/2-hour gun battle in eastern Afghanistan during a search for Taliban and al-Qaida fighters believed holed up in the lawless region.
NFL teams trying to beat heat
Stringer’s death has staffs on alert
July 28, 2002
Seeking relief from a Redskins training camp session where one thermometer hit 117 degrees, linebacker LaVar Arrington stripped to his shorts and plopped into a 300-gallon tub of ice.
NFL executives were fooled by Leaf
Newly retired quarterback was seen by some as equal to Manning back in winter of 1998
July 28, 2002
In the winter of 1998, NFL personnel executives were divided on who would be the better pro quarterback: Ryan Leaf or Peyton Manning. Either way, they were sure to go 1-2 in that year’s draft.
Prescription coverage needed to modernize Medicare
July 28, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate In an exclusive interview, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told us, “If Medicare were being written today instead of 1965, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. Prescription drugs would be included.”
Warrants charge transient in death
July 28, 2002
A transient was accused Saturday of abducting, trying to rape and ultimately slaying a 6-year-old girl whom he allegedly snatched from her father’s home.
Library has page in history books
July 28, 2002
By Mindie Paget Talk about keeping up the family business. Since 1926, Martha Smith has been librarian at Vinland’s one-room Coal Creek Library, a venture her ancestors helped found way back before Kansas was even a state. Now 96 and bent by the weight of years, Smith spends a few hours on Sunday afternoons from April to October tending the library’s 3,500-plus volumes and the collection of artifacts that documents its history.
Briefly
July 28, 2002
Florida: 12-year-old swimmer dies from lake infection Boston: White supremacists guilty of bomb plot New York: Report critiques NYPD response to 9-11
Briefly
July 28, 2002
Mexico: Drug war death is 11th of week South Korea: U.S. military apologizes for deaths of teenagers Australia: WWI cavalryman dead at age 102 Pakistan: DNA test confirms remains are reporter’s Austria : Grenade blast rips disco; 27 injured
Briefly
July 28, 2002
Washington: Bush issues challenge to Senate Democrats Washington: Democrats take credit for corporate fraud bill New Mexico: Forestry technician charged in arsons California: HIV-positive Muppet still in the works San Diego: Thousands of squid washed ashore, dead
Briefly
July 28, 2002
Wisconsin: Tobacco settlement money to balance state’s budget Tennessee: Reports: City knew of danger before church collapse Washington, D.C.: Bush outspent Gore by millions on recount Washington, D.C.: Alleged terrorist in custody
Area residents weigh career in farming
July 28, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Loren Baldwin would like to pursue a career in farming, but knows he won’t. Baldwin said nothing would suit him better than to spend his days on his family’s farm in western Douglas County. But the Kansas State University student is planning on spending them in a high school classroom teaching students about agriculture rather than practicing it.
Tour de Lance: Armstrong wins fourth straight
July 28, 2002
Lance Armstrong won his fourth straight Tour de France on Sunday, handily beating the world’s best cyclists in a grueling three-week event he has turned into his personal showcase.
Cats can provide an extra challenge for their owners
July 28, 2002
Cats. Aloof, moody, selfish and megalomaniacs who want to rule the world. That’s why folks love ‘em. “With a cat, it’s pretty simple. You give in to all their demands,” says cat owner Pam Solins.
Salina photographer developed Iwo Jima photo
July 28, 2002
Paul Moore wants to make one thing perfectly clear. He is not a war hero. Simply put, he was just doing his job. But, the unassuming 86-year-old from Salina became part of history as a Navy photographer during World Was II when he helped produce one of the more enduring images of the 20th century the raising of the American flag on the war-torn island of Iwo Jima.
Horoscopes
July 28, 2002
Student inspired by Girls Nation
July 28, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn The daughter of a Cuban refugee met the president of the United States Friday on the 49th anniversary of the communist takeover of Cuba. But Caroline Nobo, 17, didn’t get a chance to tell President Bush about the interesting coincidence when she met him during her week in Washington, D.C., as a Girls Nation senator.
Lava flows a big draw in Hawaii
Thousands turn out to watch volcano’s emissions go to sea
July 28, 2002
Glowing lava set trees afire and oozed into the ocean before dawn Saturday as thousands of spectators braved Kilauea Volcano’s scalding spray to witness the spectacle. It is the most dangerous display of volcanic activity from Kilauea since 1995. Since the flow began May 12, the lava has triggered one major fire, burning more than 3,600 acres.
Campaign Notebook: Governor’s race picks up pace as election nears
July 28, 2002
By Scott Rothschild With less than two weeks left until the Aug. 6 primary, the four Republicans running for governor are starting to mix it up. Here’s a sampling of some recent exchanges from the campaign trail as the GOP candidates try to get the upper hand.
Congress, eyeing fall elections, gets busy
July 28, 2002
Eyes squarely on the fall election, Congress crammed as much as possible into its most productive work week of the year before rushing out to campaign for control of the House and Senate next year.
More good men
July 28, 2002
Bush compromise will cost lives
July 28, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Every administration makes compromises in policy and appointments to satisfy important political constituencies. But most ad-ministrations draw the line at compromises that cost lives. The Bush administration now has crossed that line not accidentally but deliberately.
Hayes, Gamez tied at top
Heinen three back in John Deere Classic
July 28, 2002
Robert Gamez, winless since taking two events in 1990 in his first two months on the PGA Tour, shot a 5-under 66 Saturday for a share of the third-round lead in the John Deere Classic.
Eleventh essential crucial
July 28, 2002
Over at Seattle’s Trailsfest last weekend, lots of little kids and newbie hikers were indoctrinated by some of us, ahem, experts, on how to avoid becoming a statistic. You probably already know you should never venture into the wilds without the “Ten Essentials,” a gear list The Mountaineers conjured up in the pre-cell phone era to get you out of minor scrapes in the backcountry.
Arts notes
July 28, 2002
Arts center director tapped for state post Exhibit explores figure drawing Theater recognizes work of volunteers
Collected letters offer insight
Kaplan captures part of Hurston’s life rarely seen
July 28, 2002
In 1960, Zora Neale Hurston died a pauper and was buried in an unmarked grave. She had imagined a better way to go.
Lawrence commuter report
July 28, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Jess F. Bost
July 28, 2002
Time will tell what was wrong with QB Green last season
July 28, 2002
Trent Green insists confidence was never the problem. Well, then, what was? Did the rust from playing only sparingly since the 1999 exhibition season cause so many bad passes last year in his disappointing first season in Kansas City?
t deter fair enthusiasts
July 28, 2002
By Mindie Paget Horses with hair extensions. No, it’s not the name of some new underground country band. It was high equine fashion at Saturday’s 4-H horse show, the official opening event of the 2002 Douglas County Free Fair.
Roy L. Carter
July 28, 2002
The Motley Fool
July 28, 2002
Name That Company The correct option Tapping toes on the Titanic When average is good
coyote’s
July 28, 2002
Old-fashioned fun has unique spin
America’s oldest amusement park has thrilled crowds since 1845
July 28, 2002
Tom Wages, a 25-year veteran of the amusement park industry, recalls the day when he first strolled through the grounds of America’s oldest continually operating amusement park here.
Council makes sure aquarium owners have nothing to carp about
July 28, 2002
You’ll never UPS a blue tank to Joseph Caparatta. Caparatta’s company, New York Aquarium Service in Freeport, N.Y., maintains saltwater aquariums for some high-profile accounts in the publishing and recording industries.
Extra precautions needed in the summer
July 28, 2002
Summer means an increase in gardening, sightseeing, picnics, projects around the house and other outdoor activities. Too often, though, these activities bring unwanted emergencies such as bug bites, blisters, dehydration, sunburn, and cuts and scrapes that can affect some seniors more seriously.
Drought transforming farmland to wasteland
July 28, 2002
Puffy white clouds dot spacious blue skies over drought-ravaged southwestern Kansas, but third-generation farmer Jerald Phelps really isn’t watching. What he wants to see and hasn’t in more months than he cares to count are dark, ominous storm clouds filled with rain waiting to be dumped on the dry, dusty ground.
Lawrence’s Krey advances
July 28, 2002
Brad Krey of Lawrence finished second Saturday in the Remax World Long Drive Championship at North Topeka Golf and Driving Range.
Armstrong adds to huge lead
Three-time defending champ dominates 19th stage of Tour de France
July 28, 2002
Lance Armstrong wasn’t satisfied. Sure, he entered Saturday’s time trial with a hefty overall lead in the Tour de France and little doubt that he’ll win a fourth straight title. Sure, he’s already shown he’s a time-trial standout.
Reading list looks back, forward
July 28, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group Not long ago, a friend of our intimate acquaintance stood before a doorstopper of a book, read the flap jacket, flipped through the preface, lifted this tome as if were something assigned by her personal trainer and and wondered out loud, “Do I have to actually read it? Or could I just download it?”
Bush needs new economic team
July 28, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The dysfunctionality of the Bush administration’s economic policy team paraded into public view long before a plunging stock market slammed the point home this summer. Billions of investor dollars later, it is time for a change.
Foreign country: Talent contest brings out the wannabes
July 28, 2002
By Michael Newman The call came in: My country needed me. Well, OK, not my country, but country music. OK, so it didn’t need me, but it needed someone.
Insurance election outcome will affect family pocketbook
July 28, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Republican Party primary battles for governor and attorney general have been grabbing most of the political attention, while the GOP race for insurance commissioner has received little fanfare.
Arts notes
July 28, 2002
Topeka Symphony announces new season Filmmaker to appear at Micheaux festival Jazz musician coming to Kansas City casino Antique show slated at Washburn University New Theatre sets auditions for ‘Grease’ Odd collections to be displayed Film series celebrates work of Billy Wilder
Business briefs
July 28, 2002
Bookstore
July 28, 2002
s race picks up pace as election nears
July 28, 2002
By Scott Rothschild With less than two weeks left until the Aug. 6 primary, the four Republicans running for governor are starting to mix it up. Here’s a sampling of some recent exchanges from the campaign trail as the GOP candidates try to get the upper hand.
Ohio Street comments pour in
July 28, 2002
By Joel Mathis While Kansas University and the city’s historic preservationists battle over the future of three old houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street, Dennis Farney watches as his dream is deferred.
Tactical decisions
July 28, 2002
Journal-World Editorial This year’s Republican primary season has been disheartening from beginning to end. Republican candidates for top state offices seem determined to make this year’s primary campaign a bizarre and unsettling experience from start to finish.
City softball results: 7/27
July 28, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Friday, July 26.
Home and Away’ visits bed-and-breakfast
July 28, 2002
“Home and Away” host Cathy Hamilton, right, visits the Barn Bed and Breakfast in Valley Falls for her next show.
Hoppers cause havoc
July 28, 2002
By Bruce Chladny The summer heat is nothing short of oppressive. What little water we are able to apply only evaporates as the sun bakes the soil. Although many of our plants are barely hanging on, one insect pest is thriving grasshoppers. Grasshoppers can be a thorn in any flower garden.
Setting the stage
KU theater professor creates a dramatic backyard garden
July 28, 2002
By Carol Boncella Like actors on a stage, the plants are directed into position with thoughtfulness and care. You need more sun, move over here. You need more shade, move over there. Too dry, too wet, move, move. A few final touches are added a colorful potted plant, an attractive trellis or a whimsical piece of yard art.
Travel briefs
July 28, 2002
Top 10 speedy airports Mexican resort tries for more civil image New York keeps making brand new start of it
Hats help art teacher through cancer treatment
July 28, 2002
“Hats for A Woman in Need of a Hat,” an exhibition of Laura Dalrymple’s photographs, will be shown through Sept. 15 at two Lawrence Bank locations, at 3500 Clinton Parkway and 100 E. Ninth.
Unending accessory quest
Designers know shoes, purses can make an outfit
July 28, 2002
What’s likely to be the first thing to jump out at you when you open a woman’s closet? If it’s not the scores of shoes that come tumbling out every time the door is opened, it’s probably the handbags that rain down from the top shelf.
What are you reading?
July 28, 2002
Collins’ sizzler is both sequel, prequel to ‘Lethal Seduction’
July 28, 2002
“Deadly Embrace,” the latest offering from best-selling author Jackie Collins, starts with a bang. As the story opens, Madison Castelli, one of the recurring heroines in Collins’ novels, is taken hostage along with others in a Los Angeles restaurant by Uzi-wielding robbers.
Men’s fashions shouldn’t fall
July 28, 2002
Details magazine advises potential male fashion victims not to let the summer heat affect their sense of style.
Accessories can add warmth to dining room
July 28, 2002
When it comes time to put your dining room together, placing the furniture is usually a breeze. The dining table goes under the chandelier, “duh,” the china cabinet is usually on the largest wall facing the entrance so your pretty china can be displayed, and the buffet is on whatever wall is left.
Teddy
July 28, 2002
Four lovable teddy bears will come to life on a new set of 37-cent U.S. stamps. The name “teddy bear” was linked to President Theodore Roosevelt who introduced the stuffed creatures that were all the rage in the United States during the first decade of the 20th century.
Free bicycle program gets rolling in Wichita
July 28, 2002
For most of the last decade, an anonymous man has made it his mission to leave green bicycles parked throughout Wichita for anyone to use. “Bike Man” works with the Bicycle X-Change, a local bicycle shop, to supply the bikes around the city.
Judge upholds death penalty
July 28, 2002
After hearing testimony suggesting that capital murder juries are sometimes biased, a Sedgwick County judge declined to declare the state’s death penalty law unconstitutional.
Carol Griffin
July 28, 2002
Wayne Stucky
July 28, 2002
Area briefs
July 28, 2002
KU’s student president headed to Mideast Burlingame resident killed in one-vehicle accident Phone business falls victim to robberies Freight cars derail in Johnson County town Kansan drowns trying to push raft in Missouri lake
On the record
July 28, 2002
Real estate mainly should be a home, not an investment
July 28, 2002
Chess players call it the endgame the final stage when the players’ reduced forces have limited options. Smart players start thinking about the endgame well ahead of time.
Investments shifting from stocks to real estate
July 28, 2002
Adam Slone got burned by the stock market. But his home and rental property stayed rock solid. So now Slone is out of stocks and into real estate. “I think what everybody has learned is that none of us really understand the stock market right now. With all of the analysts getting into trouble, you don’t know who to trust, not to mention with all of the corporations getting caught,” said Slone, owner of a Washington-based health care recruiting company.
Young farmers ponder future
Area residents weigh career in farming
July 28, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Loren Baldwin would like to pursue a career in farming, but knows he won’t. Baldwin said nothing would suit him better than to spend his days on his family’s farm in western Douglas County. But the Kansas State University student is planning on spending them in a high school classroom teaching students about agriculture rather than practicing it.
Heat doesn’t deter fair enthusiasts
July 28, 2002
By Mindie Paget Horses with hair extensions. No, it’s not the name of some new underground country band. It was high equine fashion at Saturday’s 4-H horse show, the official opening event of the 2002 Douglas County Free Fair.
Library has page in history books
July 28, 2002
By Mindie Paget Talk about keeping up the family business. Since 1926, Martha Smith has been librarian at Vinland’s one-room Coal Creek Library, a venture her ancestors helped found way back before Kansas was even a state. Now 96 and bent by the weight of years, Smith spends a few hours on Sunday afternoons from April to October tending the library’s 3,500-plus volumes and the collection of artifacts that documents its history.
Local briefs
July 28, 2002
Entertainment: KU musical theater class presents final showcase Business: Seminar to help firms avoid fraud, scandals Education: Social aid program gets federal grant Nonprofit: Penn House seeks help for fair fund-raiser Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks deals
9 miners survive 3-day underground ordeal
July 28, 2002
Nine coal miners were found alive Saturday night after rescuers spent an agonizing three days drilling through 240 feet of earth to save them from a cramped and flooded mine shaft.
Annie’s Mailbox to take up pen of deceased Landers columnist
July 28, 2002
Who does America turn to when it desperately needs advice on a wimpy boyfriend? An overbearing mother-in-law? A back-stabbing best friend? For five decades, the answer was obvious: Ann Landers, the grande dame of advice columnists.
Insurance election outcome will affect family pocketbook
July 28, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Republican Party primary battles for governor and attorney general have been grabbing most of the political attention, while the GOP race for insurance commissioner has received little fanfare.
Daughter questions note
July 28, 2002
A lawyer for Ted Williams’ daughter says a note the late Hall of Famer signed signaling his wishes to be cryonically preserved is suspect. Bobby-Jo Williams Ferrell is questioning whether her father was capable of making a decision on how his body should be treated after death.
Craftsman Truck Series: Pressley edges Leffler in Michigan 200
July 28, 2002
Robert Pressley edged Jason Leffler by 0.102 seconds in the eighth-closest finish in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series history to win the Michigan 200 on Saturday. Pressley, driving a Dodge Ram pickup, led 74 of 100 laps and won for the second time this season.
IRL: No smiles for Scheckter
Rookie takes Michigan 400 pole despite turmoil
July 28, 2002
Tomas Scheckter, Buddy Rice and Eddie Cheever Jr. made Indy Racing League history Saturday. Then, they talked about just about everything other than their 1-2-3 finish in qualifying for today’s Michigan Indy 400, the inaugural IRL race at Michigan International Speedway.
Bush Series: Parker economizes for win
Driver makes just two stops en route to NetZero 250 title
July 28, 2002
Hank Parker Jr. used fuel economy to win the NetZero 250 on Saturday, easily holding off Busch Series leader Greg Biffle at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Parker, who started 23rd in his Dodge, beat Biffle by 11.452 seconds after making only two pit stops in the 200-mile race.
NASCAR: Elliott hopes engine holds at Pocono
July 28, 2002
Bill Elliott knows the value of a fast lap, and hopes to parlay his latest into a record-setting victory today at Pocono Raceway. “In any race as competitive as all these cars are, it’s important to start up front,” Elliott said.
CART: Da Matta rights qualifying wrongs
Driver storms back to grab pole at Vancouver Molson-Indy
July 28, 2002
Cristiano da Matta wasn’t down for long. After struggling with fuel pressure problems that left him near the back of the grid in the opening round of qualifying, the runaway CART series leader stormed back Saturday to win the pole for the Vancouver Molson-Indy.
Summer brings latest golden age of sports
July 28, 2002
Lance Armstrong. Tiger Woods. Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. Serena and Venus Williams. Their biggest rivals are in the record books, in other summers of blockbuster performances, other golden ages of sport.
Baseball Briefs
July 28, 2002
Clemens, Hitchcock on mend for Yanks Witasick goes on DL Rolen ponders trade Arizona catcher injured
Foster-care official resigns after 15 years
July 28, 2002
By Dave Ranney Kansas Children’s Service League president and chief executive officer Bob Hartman resigned last week. He had been with the agency for 15 years. Kansas Children’s Service League is one of the state’s five regional foster-care contractors. It’s also the state’s sole contractor for adoption services.
Suspect convicted in officer shooting
July 28, 2002
A man charged with shooting an Overland Park police sergeant in December was found guilty of attempted second-degree murder. David Grant Peterson was convicted Friday in Johnson County Court for shooting Robert Kolenda in the face during a confrontation at an Overland Park apartment.
Winds hamper firefighting efforts
July 28, 2002
Gusty wind on Saturday stoked a 9,000-acre fire that threatened homes overlooking the Columbia River gorge, and more residents were urged to leave their homes. A contingent of 125 Oregon National Guard troops arrived Saturday to join the 800 firefighters already at work protecting the city of about 12,000 residents on the Columbia River bluffs.
Savannah monument honors blacks
July 28, 2002
On the cobblestone riverfront where the first slaves arrived in Georgia, the city unveiled a bronze and granite monument to black Americans on Saturday after a decade of delays and debate.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
July 28, 2002
House approves fast-track authority
Bush hails legislation that gives him new powers in negotiating trade pacts
July 28, 2002
By a three-vote margin, the House of Representatives early Saturday morning voted to give President Bush the power to negotiate international trade agreements that Congress can ratify or reject but can’t rewrite.
TIPS program appears dead
House vote prohibits controversial spying proposal
July 28, 2002
The homeland security bill passed Friday by the House of Representatives appears to kill Operation TIPS, the administration’s controversial effort to encourage millions of Americans to report suspected terrorists to authorities.
Pope urges youths to lead pious lives
July 28, 2002
In a homily that was more motivational speech than sermon, Pope John Paul II challenged a half-million young Catholics here Saturday to become “a new generation of builders (who) must learn to build, brick by brick, the city of God within the city of man.”
American Taliban ballad stirs debate
July 28, 2002
A new tune about John Walker Lindh by Nashville singer-songwriter Steve Earle has kicked up a fight between critics who feel he’s unpatriotic and defenders who consider him provocative.
Networks set guests for Sunday news shows
July 28, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Living jazz legend finds success on comeback trail
Kansas City singer Myra Taylor enjoying renewed popularity
July 28, 2002
Life keeps getting sweeter for Kansas City comeback queen Myra Taylor. At 85, the jazz and blues vocalist is enjoying her biggest burst of popularity since she lit up the scene with Harlan Leonard’s Kansas City Rockets in the 1940s and the long-delayed accolades keep coming.
U.N. resolution aimed at Israel
July 28, 2002
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat expressed disappointment that the United States intended to block a proposed U.N. resolution on Mideast violence if it did not contain language condemning attacks by Palestinians.
KC loses fifth straight - White Sox 9, Royals 1
July 28, 2002
Gary Glover only wished he could have gone a bit longer. Glover gave one run and five hits in seven innings and Magglio Ordonez homered twice as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-1 Saturday night. Glover (4-5) retired 10 straight at one point and won for the first time since June 27. Glover has never gone past seven innings.
Hard-liners in Iran ban opposition party
Islamic court also orders 33 leaders to jail
July 28, 2002
A hard-line Islamic court banned the leading opposition party Saturday and ordered 33 leaders jailed for as long as 10 years each. The court said Freedom Movement leaders acted against national security with the intention of “overthrowing the establishment.”
Powell urges dialogue between Pakistan, India
July 28, 2002
Concerned about a renewal of tensions, Secretary of State Colin Powell is pressuring India and Pakistan to open a dialogue on resolving their differences over the disputed border region of Kashmir.
National League Roundup: Schilling notches 18th triumph
Diamondbacks edge Padres, 4-3, for sixth straight victory
July 28, 2002
Starting in spring training, Curt Schilling wanted to bring maximum focus into every start. He’s done that, and more. Schilling became the fastest pitcher to 18 victories in 26 years when he beat the San Diego Padres, 4-3, Saturday, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to their sixth consecutive win.
American League Roundup: Seattle regains West lead
Angels’ Washburn sees 12-game win streak stopped
July 28, 2002
Jarrod Washburn’s 12-game winning streak is over and so is the Anaheim Angels’ brief stay in first place. Edgar Martinez hit a two-run homer to help the Seattle Mariners beat Washburn and the Angels, 3-1, Saturday to retake the AL West lead.
WNBA Roundup: Holdsclaw returns, but Mystics fall
July 28, 2002
Chamique Holdsclaw returned to the Washington Mystics’ lineup, only to be upstaged by the Seattle Storm’s one-two punch. Lauren Jackson had 25 points and 11 rebounds and Sue Bird added 21 as Seattle overcame Holdsclaw’s career-high 32 points in an 80-71 victory over the Mystics on Saturday night.
People
July 28, 2002
Cleaning up for The Boss Singer jazzed about award Novel fetches record bid Venice festival names jury
Jet crashes into air-show crowd
July 28, 2002
A fighter jet clipped the ground and sheared through a crowd of spectators Saturday at an air show in western Ukraine before exploding in a ball of fire, killing at least 78 people and injuring 138 in the deadliest air show accident in memory.
Camps Roundup: Cleveland’s top draft pick ends holdout
July 28, 2002
Running back William Green ended his holdout Saturday by agreeing to terms on a five-year, $7.850 million contract with Cleveland. The first-round draft pick’s deal was finalized shortly after agent Tom Condon had initially turned down the package.
Camps remain tradition despite casualty count
July 28, 2002
Minnesota Vikings lineman Korey Stringer was sweating out two-a-day practices, sometimes in full pads. Florida freshman Eraste Autin was jogging back to the locker room after a voluntary summer workout.
Wizards slip past San Jose
July 28, 2002
Igor Simutenkov scored in the 86th minute to lift the Kansas City Wizards to a 2-1 win against the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday. Simutenkov took a midfield pass from Kerry Zavagnin pass about 30 yards from the goal and slotted the ball between the legs of goalkeeper Joe Cannon.
Jayhawks assured intriguing year
With Bohl or without bowl, Kansas University’s athletic politics seldom dull
July 28, 2002
By Bill Mayer The Kansas University sports program is assured a lot of ups and downs in 2002-03, but it’s a virtual certainty things will never be dull. Winning or losing, the Jayhawks will make headlines and grab attention as they try to battle out from under the cloud created by the controversial Al Bohl situation at Fresno State.
Outdoors Briefs
July 28, 2002
Sporting clays event will help fund KARL Hertleins champs Frank, Cheever win Benjamin winner
West rolls in Shrine showcase
Free State’s Douglas on losing East team
July 28, 2002
By Levi Chronister Early in Saturday’s Shrine Bowl, the West team didn’t look like it had spent the past eight months away from football. The West took a 20-0 lead against the East in the first quarter of the high school all-star game and held on for a 27-13 victory at Carnie Smith Stadium.
Trout face high stress in Colorado
July 28, 2002
Low flows in Colorado’s rivers and streams, combined with unseasonably warm temperatures have prompted Colorado fisheries biologists to ask anglers to help minimize stress on the state’s trout population.
Boaters urged to use caution
July 28, 2002
Drought conditions across the state require boaters be cautious while on the water this summer. Hazards such as tree stumps, old bridge frames, road beds, buildings or rock ledges are now closer to the surface.
Beware: Disc golf can be steamy, addictive
July 28, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Time was when Greg Hanson loved nothing more than to place that little dimpled ball on a tee and whack it down the fairway. “I was an avid golfer,” Hanson said. “It was expensive, but I kept playing until my wife said that’s enough of that.”
Kansas recruits shine
Preps Giddens, Case compete in KC tourney
July 28, 2002
By Andy Samuelson J.R. Giddens was outfitted like most of the other basketball players attending this weekend’s Price Chopper/Kansas City Prep Invitational Basketball Tournament at the Johnson County Girls Athletic Assn. Complex.
Smith to join baseball’s elite today
Cards’ ‘Wizard of Oz’ to be 22nd shortstop inducted to Hall of Fame
July 28, 2002
Ozzie Smith says he’s done his last backflip. Perhaps. “You never know what will happen when you get in front of people and start thanking the ones that have helped you along the way and see the look on their faces,” the 47-year-old Smith said as he contemplated his induction today into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Posts to protect stadium
July 28, 2002
Officials plan to install concrete posts in front of Raymond James Stadium to protect against a terrorist attack. The home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be protected by 700 posts, which are expected to be in place before the team’s preseason game against the Miami Dolphins on Aug. 12, officials said.
Steelers change jerseys
July 28, 2002
The gold, black … and white? The Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that cherishes tradition as much as any NFL franchise, have scrapped the black jerseys their offensive players traditionally wore in training camp.
A few good-natured men
July 28, 2002
There’s more than a few good men in Lawrence. The proof: the number of e-mails, letters and calls that came in after we ran a note asking our readers to help us find the city’s most eligible bachelors.
Mark Zwahl: Sensitive nature makes coffeehouse owner top bachelor
July 28, 2002
By Jim Baker Mark Zwahl’s friends and employees think he’s a great catch. In fact, 13 of them signed a petition nominating him as one of Lawrence’s most eligible bachelors.
Eric Bloom: Bloom fills time with campaigning, sports
July 28, 2002
By Kristin Callaway The person who nominated Eric Bloom as an eligible bachelor wonders why every girl doesn’t want to date him.
Dan DePardo: Real-life MacGyver has many interests
July 28, 2002
By Jim Baker Someone thinks Dan DePardo is pretty special ? and a shoo-in to be included on any list of Lawrence’s most eligible bachelors.
Doug Yetman: Restaurateur definitely has the mojo
July 28, 2002
By Jim Baker Being nominated as one of Lawrence’s most eligible bachelors can sometimes be a family affair.
Evan Jackman: Manager says he’s happy with his life
July 28, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Employees at Einstein Bagel Brothers nominated their general manager, Evan Jackman, as Lawrence’s most eligible bachelor. It’s obvious he charms them every day. “He is a great manager, hard worker, funny and good-hearted,” wrote four of Jackman’s college-age employees.
Dean Gubbels: Bakery manager’s ready to explore Lawrence
July 28, 2002
By Kristin Callaway Hey good-lookin’, Whatcha got cookin’?
Foster-care official resigns after 15 years
July 28, 2002
By Dave Ranney Kansas Children’s Service League president and chief executive officer Bob Hartman resigned last week. He had been with the agency for 15 years. Kansas Children’s Service League is one of the state’s five regional foster-care contractors. It’s also the state’s sole contractor for adoption services.
Student inspired by Girls Nation
July 28, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn The daughter of a Cuban refugee met the president of the United States Friday on the 49th anniversary of the communist takeover of Cuba. But Caroline Nobo, 17, didn’t get a chance to tell President Bush about the interesting coincidence when she met him during her week in Washington, D.C., as a Girls Nation senator.
Ohio Street comments pour in
July 28, 2002
By Joel Mathis While Kansas University and the city’s historic preservationists battle over the future of three old houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street, Dennis Farney watches as his dream is deferred.
Camp for disabled needs volunteers
July 28, 2002
By Jan Biles A Christian summer camp for the disabled is looking for volunteers and money so it won’t have to turn away three youngsters who want to attend. Camp Adventure runs Aug. 3-10 at the Chihowa Retreat Center at Lake Perry.
Arts notes
July 28, 2002
University Theatre director steps down PAC books comedian Bill Cosby