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Seven killed, at least 80 wounded in bomb blast
July 31, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 4:35 p.m.) JERUSALEM A bomb hidden in a bag ripped through a busy cafeteria at Hebrew University, killing seven people and wounding more than 80 Wednesday in an attack that shattered the peace in one of the few places where young Jews and Arabs still mixed freely.
Biography of Mexican artist to open Venice Film Festival
July 31, 2002
“Frida,” the long-awaited biography of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo starring Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas, will open the 59th Venice Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. Another attention-grabbing entrant at the Aug. 29-Sept. 8 festival will be Steven Soderbergh’s “Full Frontal,” with an ensemble cast including Julia Roberts and David Duchovny.
New ads promote volunteerism
July 31, 2002
President Bush introduced a quirky new ad campaign Tuesday in which he stars alongside television, sports and political personalities in commercials designed to extend a post-Sept. 11 “culture of service” by inspiring more Americans to volunteer.
Painter dies at Lions’ stadium
Hydraulic lift tips over, claims life of Ford Field worker
July 31, 2002
A painter working at the Detroit Lions’ new stadium fell 150 feet to his death Tuesday when his hydraulic lift tipped over. Gjon Gojcaj, 42, fell into the first tier of seats at Ford Field, cousin Jason Gojcaj said. Police Lt. Janice Butler confirmed the death of a worker at the stadium but didn’t release further details.
Lewis signing with Mavs unlikely
Seattle forward, who insists he wants to play for winner, can make a lot more money by staying put
July 31, 2002
“My main focus is winning right now. That’s what they’re trying to do, is win games.” Rashard Lewis, Seattle free agent, on his interest in joining the Mavericks I know what Rashard Lewis did a couple of summers ago.
Bush signs corporate fraud bill
Telecom company leaders, Merrill Lynch face Senate criticism over practices
July 31, 2002
Leaders of three big telecom companies engulfed in accounting scandals faced Senate criticism Tuesday over the excesses of executives who cashed out millions in company stock, while the nation’s biggest brokerage denied it knowingly and helped Enron hide its true financial condition.
Call center discussing Lawrence expansion
July 31, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn An official with Bloomington, Minn.-based NCS Pearson confirmed Tuesday the company is considering expanding its operations in Lawrence. David Hakensen, vice president of public relations with NCS Pearson, said company officials hope to have a decision by fall.
Firms worry loss of tax break could trigger layoffs
July 31, 2002
Major U.S. companies such as Boeing and Caterpillar warned Congress on Tuesday that thousands of layoffs and steeply lower stock prices could result from the loss of a trade tax break that was ruled an illegal subsidy by the World Trade Organization.
6Sports video report: Free State senior to be working on game over summer
July 31, 2002
6Sports reports on Free State basketball player, and potential Kansas recruit, Keith Wooden.
Pope bids Guatemala adieu, begins Mexico leg of tour
July 31, 2002
Stopping often to catch his breath, an exhausted Pope John Paul II canonized Central America’s first saint Tuesday and encouraged hundreds of thousands of cheering Guatemalans to struggle for human rights in a nation bloodied by 36 years of war.
He was only supposed to live two days, but he’s lived 11 years.’
Friends pitch in for dying boy
July 31, 2002
By Mindie Paget Brothers Zach Frey and Joshua Graves nestle close in an oversized recliner, rubbing noses as a Disney video plays on the television. “I love you, Zachie,” Joshua says. “Do you love me?”
Autopsy reports released in slayings
July 31, 2002
By Mike Belt Three weeks ago today, an elderly couple entered their east Lawrence home and were each shot twice in the head, their bodies falling almost straight forward, according to autopsy reports released Tuesday.
Bond vote on Nov. 5 in doubt
Board members aren’t sure plan based on facilities study will be ready
July 31, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board’s goal of a placing a bond issue on the November ballot is slipping from its grasp. “I don’t think we’re anywhere near having consensus of the board or the community,” said Jim French, of the DLR Group consulting firm hired by the board to conduct a facilities study.
On the record
July 31, 2002
GOP candidates squabble about ads
July 31, 2002
The leading Republican contenders for governor engaged in a three-way scrap Tuesday about television advertisements and education policy. Senate President Dave Kerr criticized Wichita Mayor Bob Knight for an ad characterizing Kerr as part of a “Capitol gang” responsible for the state’s budget problems.
Concert takes Springsteen back to his beginnings
July 31, 2002
Bruce Springsteen kicked off a promotional blitz for his new record with an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday, welcoming co-hosts Katie Couric and Matt Lauer to the hard-luck Jersey shore city where he got his start.
Kennedy Center nominees announced
July 31, 2002
Actors Elizabeth Taylor, James Earl Jones and Chita Rivera will share with musicians Paul McCartney and James Levine the 25th annual honors of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Area briefs
July 31, 2002
Motorcyclist treated after being struck by car Commissioners to approve county road payment Accident sends driver to Lawrence Memorial Murder trial scheduled to begin today in Oskaloosa Endowment Association announces promotions City offers reminders for election signage Volunteer awards expanded to include youth recognition
Antonia Moorhead
July 31, 2002
Thomas E. Mears
July 31, 2002
John Lyman McCaffrey
July 31, 2002
Cubans apply for asylum after Youth Day
July 31, 2002
An official of the pope’s World Youth Day expressed disappointment Tuesday that 23 Cubans used the event as an opportunity to seek asylum. The young Cubans who defected were among a delegation of about 200 Cubans who came to Canada for World Youth Day.
Conference showcases stargazing gadgets
July 31, 2002
Bringing science to the masses and inspiring the next generation of scientists are the ambitious goals of a conference in Wichita this week. About 450 delegates of the International Planetarium Society are seeing the latest space technology and discussing how to inspire the next generation of explorers.
Interior trustee in Indian fund case ousted
July 31, 2002
A top Interior Department official said he was forced to quit Tuesday because he challenged the department’s claims that it is repairing a historically mismanaged trust fund for American Indians.
Grain elevator firm cited as polluter
Area re-examines air and water fines
July 31, 2002
Polluters could be fined as much as $500 under standards for air and water quality approved by Abilene city commissioners. The approval followed a meeting Monday at which commissioners sought ways to reduce the amount of pollutants emitted from the De Bruce Grain elevator.
Rescued coal miners to get overtime pay
July 31, 2002
A mining executive said Tuesday that he had been in touch with all nine men rescued from a flooded coal mine over the weekend, one day after some of them complained their boss hadn’t been in touch.
Church-abuse review board puts focus on victims
July 31, 2002
A board set up to monitor efforts by U.S. Catholic bishops to address the church’s sex scandal met for the first time Tuesday and sought to allay suspicions it won’t pay enough attention to victims.
Increase in inmates slows; rate for blacks still rising
July 31, 2002
The U.S. inmate population in 2001 rose at the slowest pace in almost 30 years, with blacks still far more likely to be incarcerated than whites or Hispanics, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
Briefcase
July 31, 2002
Economy: Consumers confidence falls to five-month low Technology: IBM to pay $3.5 billion for PwC Consulting Wall Street: Sprint shares soar on news of credit line
Wrong action
July 31, 2002
Growth costs
July 31, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
July 31, 2002
Pump Patrol seeks deals
July 31, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.36 at Conoco, 1030 N. Third St.
Canning gets seal of approval
July 31, 2002
I purchased a pressure canner without an instruction book at a garage sale. Since I haven’t canned for several years, I need instructions on how to pressure can. Will you help me? For successful pressure canning, follow these steps:
Receiver upgrade may lift Chiefs
July 31, 2002
Trent Green took a short drop and fired a quick pass to Johnnie Morton, who broke free on a slant to the left and turned a short gainer into a long play and a touchdown. Oh, how Dick Vermeil did smile!
Mavs sign LaFrentz for seven years
Former Jayhawk’s contract reportedly worth $69 million
July 31, 2002
When free agent-to-be Raef LaFrentz was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in February, he knew right away that he wanted to stay. On Tuesday, he got his wish.
Blue Jays hammer KC, 13-4
July 31, 2002
Vernon Wells did all he could to make sure the Toronto Blue Jays’ losing streak stopped at four. Wells hit a bases-clearing triple in a five-run fifth and tied a career high with four RBIs as the Blue Jays defeated the Kansas City Royals, 13-4, Tuesday night.
DeLay visit prompts Democrat protest
July 31, 2002
Forget about a free lunch. In the state’s closely watched race for the 4th District congressional seat, the issue now is how much for lunch. The price tag was $1,000 for a meal Tuesday at the exclusive Wichita Country Club with Republican Rep. Todd Tiahrt, whose guest at the fund-raiser just happened to be Texas Rep. Tom DeLay, the majority whip in the U.S. House of Representatives.
KC district uses gift certificates to lure students
July 31, 2002
A program offering gift certificates to students who attend summer school apparently will be a financial bonanza for the Kansas City School District, as well as the students. The district began this year offering summer school students gift certificates of $100 for perfect attendance, $75 for missing only one day and $50 for missing only two days.
Milford Lake offers free camping for volunteers
July 31, 2002
People who want to spend the summer in Kansas can enjoy free camping in exchange for volunteer work at Milford Lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers free camping and hookups at the popular recreation area in exchange for 20 hours of volunteer time a week.
What was in Elvis’ kitchen cupboard?
July 31, 2002
Ever wonder just what Elvis kept in his pantry at Graceland? Here’s a peek at the stockpile of sugar-heavy, cholesterol-laden favorites Elvis loved. The list was compiled from Elvis recipe Web sites.
Shrimp isn’t small on flavor
July 31, 2002
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week, when host Jayni Carey, right, will prepare a number of dishes using shrimp, including the recipe below. A new show airs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday each week on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 and repeats at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Grilled Creole pork and peppers are low on fat, but high on flavor
July 31, 2002
When chicken and fish become too predictable in a low-fat diet, it may be time to introduce some pork. This spicy recipe from “Betty Crocker’s Cooking for Two” (Betty Crocker, $21.95) takes about 30 minutes to prepare and grill.
Former Firebird caps prep career
Heider likely will attend KU in fall, but won’t play competitively
July 31, 2002
By Andy Samuelson It wasn’t quite the state championship, but the way Stephani Heider jumped off the bench Tuesday night it might as well have been.
White to run for Shockers
Free State graduate to run cross country, track at Wichita State
July 31, 2002
By Mike Miller Pardon the pun, but continuing his running career didn’t come as a shock to Justin White. The Free State High graduate recently signed a national letter of intent to run track and cross country at Wichita State University. It was never a question of if White would run in college, but where.
American League Roundup: Yanks outslug Rangers
Giambi, Williams each hit two-run homers in 9-6 win
July 31, 2002
David Wells spent about as much time in the locker room as he did on the mound Tuesday night. The result was his fifth straight win.
National League Roundup: St. Louis Rolen right along
New Cardinals third baseman smacks RBI triple in 5-0 win
July 31, 2002
Scott Rolen had been this nervous only twice before: during his major league debut in 1996 and at his first All-Star game earlier this month. Both turned out fine, so maybe this will, too.
O’Leary enjoying fresh start with Vikings
July 31, 2002
George O’Leary could have gotten out of coaching after resigning in disgrace from Notre Dame just six days after becoming head coach. But one job interested him.
NFL Training Camps: Chargers GM determined
Butler: Cancer ‘just a little setback’
July 31, 2002
John Butler, a tough, sometimes gruff ex-Marine, called his lung cancer “just a little setback” and said he’ll continue to run the San Diego Chargers while fighting the disease. Butler, in his second season as the Chargers’ general manager, was diagnosed with cancer on July 4 and has had his first chemotherapy treatment.
Battle at The Bridges will need new names
July 31, 2002
The Battle at Bighorn becomes the Battle at The Bridges next year. The prime-time TV exhibition featuring Tiger Woods and fill-in-the-blank is moving from the desert to the coast north of San Diego.
A premium golf ball with an elite name
July 31, 2002
Nick Raffaele kept a secret in the palm of his hand as he walked away from the practice range at Bethpage Black during the U.S. Open. He opened his fingers just enough to reveal a golf ball that looked like any other, except for the script.
Heartland Park Topeka results for Friday, July 26
July 31, 2002
Heartland Park Topeka results for Friday, July 26.
Antonia Moorhead
July 31, 2002
A service of Christian Burial for Antonia Moorhead, 79, Lawrence, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Moorhead died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Davis Services
July 31, 2002
Services for Robert “Joe” Davis, 49, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. There will be a graveside service at 3 p.m. Thursday at Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center. Mr. Davis died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Davis Services
July 31, 2002
Dawn D. Baker
July 31, 2002
John Lyman McCaffrey
July 31, 2002
Tonganoxie  Funeral services for John Lyman McCaffrey, 73, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery, Basehor. Mr. McCaffrey died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka.
Local briefs
July 31, 2002
- Shallenburger visits city - Accident: Lawrence teen aboard derailed Amtrak train - Higher education: Committee meets to plan research facilities - Pump Patrol seeks deals
Pearl Melissa Campbell
July 31, 2002
Wellsville  Memorial services have already taken place for Pearl Melissa Campbell, 99, Wellsville. Mrs. Campbell died Friday, July 12, 2002, at Wellsville Manor Nursing Home.
Pearl Melissa Campbell
July 31, 2002
Thomas E. Mears
July 31, 2002
Fort Worth, Tex. Â Funeral services for Thomas E. Mears, 51, Fort Worth, Tex., were in Fort Worth. Mr. Mears died July 14, 2002, in London, en route to Scotland on a business trip for Lockheed Martin Aircraft Company.
KU search committee was unaware of NCAA inquiry
July 31, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Information about a preliminary NCAA inquiry into rules violations at Fresno State wasn’t made available to the Kansas University search committee that recommended hiring Al Bohl as KU’s athletic director.
Endowment plans KU Med fund-raiser
July 31, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Hospital leaders are hoping “Treads and Threads” earns bread for KU Med. “Treads and Threads,” a black-tie gala this fall at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., will represent increased involvement by the Kansas University Endowment Association at the hospital.
People
July 31, 2002
Dollars and scents Manilow a hot ticket From doctor to lawyer The universe is his
Kansas Republicans largely undecided about governor
July 31, 2002
By Scott Rothschild If the election were today, Bob Knight might eke out a victory for the Republican Party nomination for Kansas governor. But according to The World Company Poll, the Wichita mayor’s lead over Tim Shallenburger is slim  and is slipping.
Drought alert expands
Douglas County falls under warning
July 31, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves has expanded the state’s drought warning to 83 counties as hot, dry conditions continue to wither crops, livestock and surface water supplies. During a news conference Tuesday, Graves said the situation has intensified since his July 3 drought warning for 61 counties.
Daily Ticker
July 31, 2002
Race too close to call
Kansas Republicans largely undecided about governor
July 31, 2002
By Scott Rothschild If the election were today, Bob Knight might eke out a victory for the Republican Party nomination for Kansas governor. But according to The World Company Poll, the Wichita mayor’s lead over Tim Shallenburger is slim and is slipping.
Bin Laden guards in U.S. custody
July 31, 2002
Some of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s bodyguards have been captured and are among the prisoners at the U.S. military base in Cuba, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The men were part of bin Laden’s entourage, assigned to personally protect the exiled Saudi millionaire.
Nebraska rebuts nuke dump dispute
Lawsuit accuses state officials of thwarting plans for regional waste site
July 31, 2002
The state of Nebraska rested its case Tuesday in the trial accusing state officials of conspiring to thwart plans for a multistate nuclear waste site in Boyd County. At stake for Nebraska taxpayers is $200 million the high-end estimate of what the state could be ordered to pay if it loses the case.
Baseball briefs
July 31, 2002
Expos trade Floyd to Red Sox for prospects Prior hit with batted ball, leaves game Williams’ oldest daughter doubts compromise Players, owners divided on several key issues
Briefly
July 31, 2002
New York City: Rare gold coin brings $7.59 million at auction Michigan: High school sued in free speech case New Jersey: Landmark case tests DUI accountability New Jersey: Anthrax cleanup set for postal facility
Vanguard grounds flights
Kansas City-based carrier lays off 1,200, seeks bankruptcy protection
July 31, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn News that Vanguard Airlines had stopped flying Tuesday left at least one Lawrence couple on a Caribbean cruise with an unexpected vacation activity finding a flight home. Hundreds of others fliers were scrambling to find replacement flights.
Corrections officials release list of wanted parole violators
July 31, 2002
By Dave Ranney The public now has access to a complete list of parole violators who are at large and sought by the Kansas Department of Corrections. The department, responding to a Journal-World request, on Tuesday made public for the first time a complete list of parole violators wanted throughout the state.
Heat thought to be factor in Amtrak derailment
Engineer saw ‘misshapen’ track before accident
July 31, 2002
The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed this week saw a “misshapen” area of track just before the accident, and investigators later found the rails more than two feet out of alignment, a federal official said Tuesday.
Expelled Congressman gets 8 years in prison
July 31, 2002
Expelled from Congress a week ago, an unrepentant James A. Traficant Jr. was sentenced to eight years behind bars for corruption Tuesday and made it clear he intends to run for re-election from his prison cell and expects to win.
Suicide bomber injures seven; two settlers killed in West Bank
July 31, 2002
A suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday in a Jerusalem fast-food stand, injuring seven people in the first attack in the city since back-to-back bombings prompted Israel to occupy major West Bank towns last month.
Explosives-laden car latest cause for concern in Afghanistan
July 31, 2002
The Afghan capital’s chaotic traffic and a tip from foreign intelligence foiled would-be suicide car-bombers who were planning a blast “beyond comprehension,” an Afghan intelligence official said Tuesday.
FBI passes up chance to use al-Qaida Web site
July 31, 2002
When Web operator Jon Messner gained control of one of al-Qaida’s prime Internet communication sites, he offered it to the FBI to use it for disinformation and collecting data about sympathizers.
Hoppers make meal out of garden
July 31, 2002
Lack of rainfall has been the vegetable gardener’s main challenge this summer, followed closely by insects. Whether it’s true or not, drought seems to invigorate certain kinds of bugs particularly the grasshopper, who appears to develop more spring in its jump the hotter and drier it gets.
Generation gap evident in golf
July 31, 2002
Jack Nicklaus held his own against Tiger Woods for three rounds at the Memorial. It took a prime-time exhibition in the California desert to make him realize how much the game has passed him by.
Briefly
July 31, 2002
South Africa: Rwanda, Congo reach peace deal Egypt: Sixteen militants convicted of conspiracy Uruguay: Banks ordered closed as financial crisis grows Egypt: Heat wave’s victims include Saudi prince Bangladesh: Flooding toll hits 465
Briefly
July 31, 2002
Colorado: Wildfire closes national park; one killed in helicopter crash Brunei: Powell meets with N. Korean Philippines: Rebel group run off island Germany: Leaders oppose Iraq attack
t sure plan based on facilities study will be ready
July 31, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board’s goal of a placing a bond issue on the November ballot is slipping from its grasp. “I don’t think we’re anywhere near having consensus of the board or the community,” said Jim French, of the DLR Group consulting firm hired by the board to conduct a facilities study.
Henry W.L. Edwards Jr.
July 31, 2002
Funeral services for Henry W.L. Edwards Jr., 63, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Edwards died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Friends pitch in for dying boy
July 31, 2002
By Mindie Paget Brothers Zach Frey and Joshua Graves nestle close in an oversized recliner, rubbing noses as a Disney video plays on the television. “I love you, Zachie,” Joshua says. “Do you love me?”
Corrections officials release list of wanted parole violators
July 31, 2002
By Dave Ranney The public now has access to a complete list of parole violators who are at large and sought by the Kansas Department of Corrections. The department, responding to a Journal-World request, on Tuesday made public for the first time a complete list of parole violators wanted throughout the state.
t play competitively
July 31, 2002
By Andy Samuelson It wasn’t quite the state championship, but the way Stephani Heider jumped off the bench Tuesday night it might as well have been.
Circular reasoning
July 31, 2002
Journal-World Editorial State officials may be trying to fix something that isn’t broken. The state of Kansas seems to be playing a game of “Ring Around the Rosy” with local recreation programs.
KU not flying Vanguard
July 31, 2002
Kansas University’s football team flew to road games on Vanguard Airlines charters last season. Fortunately not this year, though, as Vanguard suspended operations on Tuesday morning.
Henry W.L. Edwards Jr.
July 31, 2002
Pilot whales return to Cape Cod; rescuers helpless as all die
July 31, 2002
Forty-five pilot whales died Tuesday, most of them euthanized by exhausted and heartbroken marine experts unable to free the mammals from a salt marsh where they became stranded for a third time in two days.
Dialogue needed on national needs
July 31, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Last week, Michigan Gov. John Engler found himself the man in the middle, trying to straddle an increasingly dangerous gap in the federal system an abyss between Washington and state government that has no institutional bridge.
Attorneys defend system
July 31, 2002
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law In recent weeks, the news media have reported a number of stories about the kidnapping and slaying of children, including Samantha Runnion, a 5-year-old California girl.
Immigrants part of ‘homeland’
July 31, 2002
By Bob Ray Sanders Knight Ridder Newspapers Let’s talk about the homeland. No, not “homeland security” or anything remotely connected to the war on terrorism, terrorist threats or national programs designed to encourage American citizens to spy on one another.
Haskell placed on probation by NAIA
July 31, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Failure to file paperwork on time means Haskell Indian Nations University will spend the 2002-2003 school year on NAIA probation. Phil Homeratha, HINU’s interim athletic director, filed a declaration of intent about the number of sports the school would field in NAIA championships about 10 days after the May 1 deadline.
Food fit for the King
Chefs give Elvis’ favorite recipes a new twist
July 31, 2002
To celebrate the Summer of Elvis, Philadelphia-area chefs were asked to create their own versions of Elvis’ favorite dishes. Warning: For most of these delights, you’ll need a love of sugar, tons of napkins and a linebacker’s appetite.
Family tickets sold out
July 31, 2002
Family Zone season ticket packages for Kansas University football games are sold out, KU officials announced Tuesday. Also, all the scholarship suites in the press box have been snapped up.
Kansas Basketball Notebook: Jayhawks’ 2002-03 schedule not set yet
July 31, 2002
By Gary Bedore It looks as if Kansas University’s men’s basketball schedule will have an August release date this year. “This is the latest it’s ever been because TV waited. They took the maximum time deciding which games were going to be on,” KU senior associate athletic director Richard Konzem said of various networks.
WNBA Roundup: Leslie dunks
July 31, 2002
Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk in a professional game Tuesday night, jamming on a breakaway in the first half of the Los Angeles Sparks’ 82-73 loss to the Miami Sol. The 6-foot-5 center received an outlet pass from Latasha Byears, took two dribbles and dunked with one hand with 4:44 remaining before halftime.
Lawrence to honor history
July 31, 2002
Here is a run-down of the Civil War on the Western Frontier activities, with presenters’ names and contact numbers:
Local briefs
July 31, 2002
City team to play for U-8 national title Cactus eliminated Lawrence represented in Legion All-Star game
Kansas City-based carrier lays off 1,200, seeks bankruptcy protection
July 31, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn News that Vanguard Airlines had stopped flying Tuesday left at least one Lawrence couple on a Caribbean cruise with an unexpected vacation activity  finding a flight home. Hundreds of others fliers were scrambling to find replacement flights.
Circular reasoning
July 31, 2002
Journal-World Editorial State officials may be trying to fix something that isn’t broken. The state of Kansas seems to be playing a game of “Ring Around the Rosy” with local recreation programs.
KU search committee was unaware of NCAA inquiry
July 31, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Information about a preliminary NCAA inquiry into rules violations at Fresno State wasn’t made available to the Kansas University search committee that recommended hiring Al Bohl as KU’s athletic director.
Briefly
July 31, 2002
Louisiana: Police say 3 slayings linked to serial killer Florida: Manatees create spectacle on beach
Haskell placed on probation by NAIA
July 31, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Failure to file paperwork on time means Haskell Indian Nations University will spend the 2002-2003 school year on NAIA probation. Phil Homeratha, HINU’s interim athletic director, filed a declaration of intent about the number of sports the school would field in NAIA championships about 10 days after the May 1 deadline.
Endowment plans KU Med fund-raiser
July 31, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Hospital leaders are hoping “Treads and Threads” earns bread for KU Med. “Treads and Threads,” a black-tie gala this fall at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., will represent increased involvement by the Kansas University Endowment Association at the hospital.
Autopsy reports released in slayings
July 31, 2002
By Mike Belt Three weeks ago today, an elderly couple entered their east Lawrence home and were each shot twice in the head, their bodies falling almost straight forward, according to autopsy reports released Tuesday.
6News video report: Election poll shows twenty percent still undecided
July 31, 2002
6News reports on the World Company election poll results that were released on Tuesday.
Dawn D. Baker
July 31, 2002
Gardner  Services for Dawn D. Baker, 40, Gardner, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Burial will be at Gardner Cemetery. Ms. Baker died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital, Gardner.