Advertisement

Archive for Thursday, June 27, 2002

All stories

Court puts Pledge of Allegiance ruling on hold
June 27, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 4:23 p.m.) Circuit Judge Alfred T. Goodwin, who wrote the 2-1 opinion that said the phrase “under God” violates the separation of church and state, stayed his ruling until fellow members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decide whether to reconsider the case.
Regents hike tuition
June 27, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 1:36 p.m.) By Scott Rothschild The cost of an education at Kansas University just went up. As expected and without dissent, the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved a 25.2 percent tuition increase for resident undergraduate students at KU.
Brownback reacts to pledge ruling
June 27, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 4:11 p.m.) An appeals court ruling that it is unconstitutional to direct school children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance is “clearly way out of line,” Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., said Thursday.
Supreme Court gives go-ahead for school vouchers, lowers wall between church and state
June 27, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 4:09 p.m.) Led by a narrow conservative majority, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that school voucher programs are constitutional if they provide parents a choice among a range of religious and secular schools.
Pakistan government intensifies search for suspected al-Qaida men in remote border region
June 27, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 10:23 a.m.) The Pakistani government intensified a dangerous hunt Thursday for 40 suspected al-Qaida men near the Afghan border, sending 100 more infantrymen to scour a mountainous border region inhabited by fiercely independent, armed tribesmen who often have al-Qaida sympathies.
Lawrence businessman to lead planning commission
June 27, 2002
By Joel Mathis Flooring business owner Tom Jennings is the new chairman of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. The 10-member commission often has been divided sometimes bitterly about growth issues in the last year, but Jennings got unanimous backing from his colleagues for a one-year term Wednesday night.
Study: Pill, breast cancer not linked
June 27, 2002
The pill does not raise the risk of breast cancer, not even among women who started taking it early or have close relatives with the disease, a major new study found. Previous research had reached conflicting conclusions, though two of the most recent studies had found a higher risk for some women.
Band is true to its heritage
Clan/destine performs songs with ‘Indian feel’ at HINU
June 27, 2002
By Dave Ranney For years, Juan Cano’s sister has been trying to get him to bring his band to Haskell Indian Nations University. “She’s been telling me to come here and see everything that was going on, so now we’re here,” Cano said of Ruth Kelly, who lives in Lawrence and is a recent Haskell graduate.
Franklin D. Miller
June 27, 2002
Stebbins services
June 27, 2002
County offers disaster help
June 27, 2002
By Mark Fagan If a tornado ripped through downtown Ottawa, Bob Johnson would be willing to lend a hand by dispatching Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies, emergency dispatchers, public works equipment or anything else to help.
Firefighters hold Arizona blaze at bay
June 27, 2002
Fire crews were finally making progress Wednesday against the worst wildfire in Arizona history, though swirling wind tempered optimism and lightning stirred fear of new fires.
Dow dips below 9,000
Late rally gives market a boost
June 27, 2002
Stunned by news of another accounting scandal, this time at WorldCom, investors sent stocks plunging Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrials falling below 9,000 for the first time since October.
Commandant charged with Internet sex crime
June 27, 2002
The commandant of cadets at Wentworth Military Academy was fired Wednesday, a day after he was charged with using the Internet to arrange a sexual encounter with a minor girl, school officials said.
Skateboarding explained on WB
June 27, 2002
Believe it or not, I haven’t been on a skateboard since Lyndon Johnson was president. So I don’t know anything about the intense and competitive subculture of skateboarding. That’s why I am sure to tune into “The Skateboard Show,” (7:30 p.m., WB).
WorldCom woes could benefit Sprint
June 27, 2002
WorldCom Inc.’s accounting scandal will taint the entire telecommunications industry but could benefit competitors like Sprint Corp. in the long run, analysts said Wednesday.
Response refuted
June 27, 2002
Voters beware
June 27, 2002
Sidewalk issue
June 27, 2002
Grizzlies grab Gooden
KU standout selected 4th by Memphis
June 27, 2002
After the first three picks of the 2002 NBA draft went as expected, the Memphis Grizzlies selected former Kansas University forward Drew Gooden with the fourth overall pick just as he expected.
U.S. 56, 59 Highway pranks continue
June 27, 2002
By Mike Belt Seven more vehicles in the past two days have been hit by cans or bottles while traveling highways south of Lawrence. That brings to 14 the total of similar incidents reported since June 19.
Officials conduct bioterrorism exercise
June 27, 2002
More than 700 health and safety officials began Kansas’ largest terrorism training exercise Wednesday, testing the state’s ability to respond to a bioterrorism attack. Representing 103 of 105 counties and 99.9 percent of the population, the event Exercise Prairie Plague is the third of its kind and the state’s first since the attacks of Sept. 11.
City official opposes boost in golf fees
June 27, 2002
By Alison Mann Oskaloosa resident Dan Ward is a frequent visitor to Lawrence’s Eagle Bend Golf Course. Fees are inexpensive, and the city-owned course is in great condition. But if the city agrees to a proposal that would charge residents from outside Douglas County higher greens fees, it could be enough to make Ward tee up regularly at some other area public course.
Reaction ‘special’ for coach
Williams touched by standing ovation for Gooden by players at his camp
June 27, 2002
By Gary Bedore Sitting on the Horejsi Center basketball court just inches in front of 1,000 campers and a few feet away from a big-screen television, Roy Williams watched NBA commissioner David Stern step to the podium to announce the fourth pick in the NBA draft.
A burning sensation
Procedure provides alternative treatment for reflux disease
June 27, 2002
Chocolate was the worst. The sweet stuff instantly transformed Sherri Loughlin’s stomach into a bubbling cauldron that overflowed with acid. The fluid would splash back into her esophagus, creating the uncomfortable and common condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Wimbledon: Surprises abound in second round
Sampras, Safin, Agassi all bounced from field
June 27, 2002
Pete Sampras sat, elbows on knees and head bowed, digesting the disappointment while his opponent walked off to an extended standing ovation. Two hours later, Andre Agassi stood impatiently, racket bag in hand, watching his opponent acknowledge the cheering crowd by bowing to all corners of the stadium the very same gesture Agassi has used for years.
Dandruff shampoo works for jock itch
June 27, 2002
I liked your article on relieving jock itch by using Cetaphil skin cleanser. I tried it, and it works great. My family doctor recommended an alternative to Cetaphil: Selsun Blue dandruff shampoo. Apply it to the affected region and work up a lather. I leave the lather in place for five minutes and then rinse it off. This also works very well.
College Baseball: Kansas interviews pair
June 27, 2002
Chico State coach Lindsay Meggs and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo coach Ritch Price both interviewed Wednesday at Kansas University to replace former head baseball coach Bobby Randall, who resigned in May.
Clinic to prepare fans for Tour de France
June 27, 2002
“The Tour de France for Dummies,” a free clinic for those who want to learn about the annual Tour de France bicycle race, will be at 8 p.m. today at the Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop, 802 Mass.
KC rookie key in win
June 27, 2002
Aaron Guiel, who spent 10 seasons in the minors before being called up last weekend, hit his first major league homer, a three-run shot in the seventh inning that lifted Kansas City past Detroit, 6-5, Wednesday night.
WNBA Roundup: Cooper resigns, but Mercury win
June 27, 2002
Hours after Cynthia Cooper resigned as Phoenix’s head coach, Lisa Harrison had a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Mercury past the Seattle Storm 62-53 Wednesday night.
National League Roundup: Big Unit smokes Astros
Johnson flirts with no-hitter in 9-1 Arizona victory
June 27, 2002
Randy Johnson stopped another Arizona losing streak. Johnson held Houston hitless into the sixth inning and didn’t allow a run in eight innings, leading the Diamondbacks to a 9-1 victory over the Astros on Wednesday night.
Baseball Briefs
June 27, 2002
Labor negotiations still at an impasse Smith, Yount, chosen as All-Star game captains Kile memorial held
Racing Briefs
June 27, 2002
Dad joins three sons in Busch Series race Priestley completes testing in Chicago Le Mans champion to race in Ohio
Formula One fines Ferrari
Automaker, Schumacher, Barrichello share conduct penalty
June 27, 2002
Ferrari escaped severe punishment Wednesday for manipulating the finish of last month’s Austrian Grand Prix. The governing body of Formula One racing, the FIA, imposed a joint $1 million fine on the automaker and drivers Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello improper conduct on the victory stand.
Giants must deal Kent while they can
June 27, 2002
When Barry Bonds shoved Jeff Kent in the dugout Tuesday, that cinched it. It’s time for Kent to shove off, for his good and the team’s. It’s time for San Francisco general Manager Brian Sabean to start shopping Kent, while he’s still hitting over .300 and other GMs still vaguely remember him as the 2000 MVP.
City softball results: 6/26
June 27, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Wednesday, June 26.
Hewitt, Williams, Henman win easily; Clijsters, Ferrero out
June 27, 2002
A day after three of the tournament’s biggest names were beaten, top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt and Venus Williams restored some order at Wimbledon on Thursday, moving into the third round with straight-set wins.
Jay Berwanger, first Heisman Trophy winner, dies at 88
June 27, 2002
Jay Berwanger, who won the first Heisman Trophy and became the first player ever drafted by the NFL, died of lung cancer after a long illness. He was 88.
Take a Hike!
June 27, 2002
By Ryan Ritter One of the best advantages to living in a town of Lawrence’s size is that anyone can walk anywhere. One of the side effects of our fast-paced age is that no one WANTS to walk anywhere. Walking, instead, has become a specific activity for many Americans. Here are the best places to walk around Lawrence.
Accounting scandals offer ethics lessons
June 27, 2002
By Mark Fagan Kansas University doesn’t require its accounting students to take an ethics course, but recent scandals that have shaken financial markets offer real-life evidence of such a course’s value, a KU professor said.
Ex-Jayhawk in a haze during draft
June 27, 2002
Drew Gooden was in a daze, a fog that matched the steam rising off the streets of muggy Manhattan. Gooden was higher than the humidity.
NBA Draft: Grizzlies select Gooden
June 27, 2002
Former Kansas University basketball standout Drew Gooden predicted Tuesday that he would be the fourth pick in the NBA draft. Gooden’s prediction, and his dream, came true Wednesday night in New York when the Memphis Grizzlies selected the 6-foot-10 forward from Richmond, Calif., with the fourth pick.
On the record
June 27, 2002
Horoscopes
June 27, 2002
People
June 27, 2002
Rosie not so nice anymore Napoleon project came up short A hunk, a hunk of memorabilia Pavarotti plans his finale
KU standout selected 4th by Memphis
June 27, 2002
After the first three picks of the 2002 NBA draft went as expected, the Memphis Grizzlies selected former Kansas University forward Drew Gooden with the fourth overall pick  just as he expected.
Briefly
June 27, 2002
Pakistan: Ten soldiers killed in battle with Al-Qaida Belgium: Court tosses war crimes case against Israeli prime minister Philippines: Search for rebel called off Australia: Supersonic jet program gains new contributor
City official opposes boost in golf fees
June 27, 2002
By Alison Mann Oskaloosa resident Dan Ward is a frequent visitor to Lawrence’s Eagle Bend Golf Course. Fees are inexpensive, and the city-owned course is in great condition. But if the city agrees to a proposal that would charge residents from outside Douglas County higher greens fees, it could be enough to make Ward tee up regularly at some other area public course.
Mideast, economic issues distract G-8 leaders
June 27, 2002
In the isolation of a heavily guarded mountain retreat, global leaders challenged President Bush’s call for Yasser Arafat’s ouster at a summit shaken by the WorldCom accounting scandal that sent markets nosediving Wednesday.
OPEC plans to keep oil production steady
June 27, 2002
OPEC announced Wednesday that it would hold its official crude production steady for an additional three months, arguing that global supplies of oil are sufficient to meet demand.
6Sports video report: Gooden headed to Memphis
June 27, 2002
6Sports reports on Wednesday night’s NBA draft in New York.
Corrections
June 27, 2002
The Journal-World’s policy is to correct all significant errors that are brought to the editors’ attention, usually in this space. If you believe we have made such an error, call (785) 832-7154, or e-mail news@ljworld.com.
Two dozen residents celebrate completion of secondary education
June 27, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Kenyan auto mechanic Wilson Gathungu was once incapable of helping his three little girls with their elementary school work. But a fortuitous visit to a friend in Lawrence and a conversation about the possibility of earning the equivalence of a U.S. high school diploma changed his life.
Raptors pick, deal Rush
Tiger sent to Lakers
June 27, 2002
It took a little longer than he might have wanted or expected, but former Missouri standout Kareem Rush still ended his night as a professional and a first-round NBA draft pick.
Chance encounter
Meeting in ‘77 set career paths for Jarrett, Petree
June 27, 2002
Andy Petree was a teenage gearhead back in 1977, building his own race car, when 20-year-old Dale Jarrett stopped by for a look. Jarrett’s visit to the garage where Petree spent every spare minute would shape both men’s lives in ways they never could have imagined.
Men just want to have fun
Designers hit the beach for menswear collections
June 27, 2002
Who said men don’t know how to play the fashion game? In their second line collections, Emporio for Giorgio Armani and D&G for Dolce and Gabbana, designers showed that menswear can be a whole lot of fun.
Evacuees encouraged by day’s developments
June 27, 2002
More than 800 evacuees from the Rodeo-Chediski Fire staying in the Payson area finally got some good news Wednesday morning. After days of watching helplessly as fire ravaged or threatened their homes, they listened eagerly as forest officials said 5 percent of the fire had been contained.
Lawrence-based co-op studying lawsuit possibility
June 27, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lenders that forced the closure of Lawrence-based Farmers Cooperative Assn. by pulling its line of credit two years ago may be sued by the board overseeing the bankrupt co-op’s assets.
Daily Ticker
June 27, 2002
Ventura’s time is up
June 27, 2002
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal Everyone here was sorry to learn that Jesse Ventura will not seek a second term as governor of Minnesota. Of course, he has until the middle of next month to change his mind; and if there weren’t the possibility of filing at the deadline, and confounding everyone, he wouldn’t be Jesse Ventura. But I suspect that, as usual, he means what he says.
World Cup: Brazil reaches finals again
Brazilians advance to third straight championship with 1-0 win
June 27, 2002
The expectations are simple. Brazil must win the World Cup and with style. So when the only four-time champions struggled just to qualify for the tournament, their aura of invincibility seemed gone.
Ex-Jayhawk in a haze during draft
June 27, 2002
Drew Gooden was in a daze, a fog that matched the steam rising off the streets of muggy Manhattan. Gooden was higher than the humidity.
Williams touched by standing ovation for Gooden by players at his camp
June 27, 2002
By Gary Bedore Sitting on the Horejsi Center basketball court just inches in front of 1,000 campers and a few feet away from a big-screen television, Roy Williams watched NBA commissioner David Stern step to the podium to announce the fourth pick in the NBA draft.
Accounting scandals offer ethics lessons
June 27, 2002
By Mark Fagan Kansas University doesn’t require its accounting students to take an ethics course, but recent scandals that have shaken financial markets offer real-life evidence of such a course’s value, a KU professor said.
Big crowds, tight security expected at July 4 celebrations
June 27, 2002
Bigger Fourth of July crowds, more fervent displays of patriotism and tighter security are expected around the country on the first Independence Day since the Sept. 11 attacks.
State briefs
June 27, 2002
Music camp participant reports inappropriate touch Ball-bat attack reported Decapitated body found in Wichita apartment Kansas Republicans expect Cheney at Wichita event
So others may serve?
June 27, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The governor’s rationale for bypassing well-respected members of the Kansas Board of Regents just doesn’t add up. The justification offered by Gov. Bill Graves for not retaining three Kansas Board of Regents members who were eligible for reappointment just doesn’t ring true for many observers around the state.
Bush makes strong statement on Mideast
June 27, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Once spoken or written, words no longer belong to you. They can take on an existence of their own and propel you down paths barely glimpsed at their creation. That may be the destiny of two sentences George W. Bush uttered on Monday as he delivered the right speech in the wrong circumstances.
Briefly
June 27, 2002
South Carolina: Law opens door for school prayer New York City: College Board to vote on overhaul of SAT Florida: Miss Cleo takes Fifth Washington: ‘Talking’ chimp dies
Briefly
June 27, 2002
Cuba: Castro threatens to cut more U.S. ties Moscow: Former KGB general sentenced for treason Afghanistan: Wife of former king dies at age 84
s heritage
June 27, 2002
By Mindie Paget The streets of this tiny town on the Kaw haven’t always been so friendly. During Kansas’ territorial period, when abolitionist and pro-slavery factions clashed over principles they were willing to live by and die for, violence in the territory and its capital was commonplace.
Top NBA pick Yao vows to conquer Shaq, American food
June 27, 2002
The NBA’s No. 1 draft pick said Thursday he’s looking forward to battling with the best in the league - even if he has to adjust to American food along the way.
World Online: Arts & Entertainment Calendar
June 27, 2002
Court throws out pledge
Under God’ phrase under attack
June 27, 2002
Stunning politicians on both the left and right, a federal appeals court declared for the first time Wednesday that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional because of the words “under God” inserted by Congress in 1954.
WorldCom nears bankruptcy
Federal regulators file fraud charges
June 27, 2002
WorldCom Inc., the nation’s No. 2 long-distance company, slid toward bankruptcy Wednesday after disclosing what could be the biggest case of crooked accounting in U.S. history.
Healthcheck: Staying hydrated important at all times
June 27, 2002
6News reports on the importance of staying hydrated.
R. Kelly pleads innocent to child porn charges
June 27, 2002
R&B star R. Kelly, accused of videotaping sex acts with a 13-year-old girl, pleaded innocent to 21 counts of child pornography on Wednesday. Kelly, whose first name is Robert, made no statement at his arraignment. “I can’t talk right now,” he told The Associated Press while on his way out of the courtroom.
History comes to life at festival
Territorial Capital celebration to showcase Lecompton’s heritage
June 27, 2002
By Mindie Paget The streets of this tiny town on the Kaw haven’t always been so friendly. During Kansas’ territorial period, when abolitionist and pro-slavery factions clashed over principles they were willing to live by and die for, violence in the territory and its capital was commonplace.
Storm leads to wreck, outages
June 27, 2002
By Mindie Paget A brief but intense thunderstorm blew through Douglas County on Wednesday evening, leaving vehicle accidents, downed tree limbs and electrical power outages in its path. Less than half an inch of rain fell in Lawrence, but it fell fast and was accompanied by winds up to 60 mph.
Recipients of GED ready to fly
Two dozen residents celebrate completion of secondary education
June 27, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Kenyan auto mechanic Wilson Gathungu was once incapable of helping his three little girls with their elementary school work. But a fortuitous visit to a friend in Lawrence and a conversation about the possibility of earning the equivalence of a U.S. high school diploma changed his life.
Palestinians set election; Israel continues its siege
June 27, 2002
Despite President Bush’s demand for new leadership, Yasser Arafat will run for re-election in January, a senior aide said Wednesday, hours after the Palestinians announced sweeping reforms for their financial, judicial and security systems.
Local briefs
June 27, 2002
KU student from China dies after car wreck in Colorado Grand Junction, Colo. A Kansas University student from China died early Wednesday after suffering injuries in a weekend car accident in Colorado. Xun Sun, 32, a master’s student in business, had been returning to Lawrence from a trip to visit a friend in California when the accident occurred, said Todd Cohen, a KU spokesman. Sun lost control of his car about 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 70 in Grand Junction, near the Colorado-Utah border. Sun’s Plymouth Lazer crossed the median and rolled several times. He was thrown from the vehicle. “It is with a heavy heart that I extend, on behalf of the university, our deepest condolences to his parents, family and friends,” KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway said in a statement. Sun had lived in Lawrence since enrolling last fall. He primarily attended classes at KU’s Edwards Campus in Overland Park. _____________________________________________ Kansas University: Chancellor, Peru’s leader pledge mutual assistance Kansas University’s relationship with Peru’s national university received a boost Wednesday from that country’s leader. Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo in a meeting with KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway expressed support and pledged assistance to promote the collaborative effort between KU and the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima. The chancellor met with Toledo on Wednesday at the presidential palace in Lima. During the meeting, Hemenway noted the work of Bartholomew Dean, KU assistant professor of anthropology, and his wife, Michelle McKinley, anthropology researcher at KU’s Museum of Anthropology. Dean and McKinley have studied the language and culture of the Urarina people in Peru and helped direct the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos’ new graduate program in Amazonian studies. In addition, the chancellor noted that the Anne Sullivan Center, a Lima school to teach poor children with autism or severe mental retardation, was founded by KU graduate Liliana Mayo. Hemenway was in Peru to receive an honorary degree at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. _____________________________________________ Veterans: Legion numbers looking up Tonganoxie An effort to recruit new members to the inactive Lester Hamel Post No. 41 of the American Legion here has proved fruitful. At a June 19 rally to revive interest in the post, which had 13 members who hadn’t met in several years, 12 new members signed up, said Jim Rogers, a Vietnam veteran who organized the membership rally. Rogers was elected post commander at that meeting. He and two other members will be installed as post officers at the legion’s next meeting, 7:30 p.m. July 17 at Tonganoxie Masonic Hall, 311 S. Delaware. The post plans to begin regular meetings the third Wednesday of each month, Rogers said. For more information, contact Rogers at (913) 369-2193 or P.O. Box 885, Tonganoxie 66086. _____________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.31 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price.
Customers seek answers on company
June 27, 2002
I’m an MCI long-distance customer. Should I change carriers? Not now, suggests Gene Kimmelman, Washington director of Consumers Union, which publishes Consumer Reports.
People largely to blame for wildfires
June 27, 2002
The two wildfires that became one monstrous blaze raging through Arizona this week were alike in at least one basic way: They were started by people. That has been a recurring theme in this young yet destructive fire season across the West.
Budget woes make pay raises unlikely for university leaders
June 27, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State university chiefs probably will receive no salary increase this year because of Kansas’ budget problems, higher education officials said Wednesday. The Kansas Board of Regents today will complete its annual evaluations of the six state university leaders, including Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway.
Business Briefcase
June 27, 2002
Cable Television: Adelphia files for bankruptcy Indictment: New charges filed against former Tyco executive Investigation: Stewart shares take tumble on news of widening probe Wall Street: Firms announce dividends
Son overcomes sins of father
June 27, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. The Miami Herald Finally, it all comes down to the one obvious question: Did your daddy do it? Do you believe he was part of the conspiracy that planted the bomb in that Birmingham church 39 years ago? The bomb that killed four little black girls.
American League Roundup: Boston breathes easy
Indians hit three homers off Pedro, but Red Sox win 7-4
June 27, 2002
Johnny Damon thinks he should be in the All-Star game. It’s hard to disagree after his performance Wednesday night. His bases-loaded triple highlighted a six-run fifth inning as the Boston Red Sox and Pedro Martinez overcame three Cleveland homers and beat the Indians 7-4.
Storm leads to wreck, outages
June 27, 2002
By Mindie Paget A brief but intense thunderstorm blew through Douglas County on Wednesday evening, leaving vehicle accidents, downed tree limbs and electrical power outages in its path. Less than half an inch of rain fell in Lawrence, but it fell fast and was accompanied by winds up to 60 mph.
Lawrence-based co-op studying lawsuit possibility
June 27, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lenders that forced the closure of Lawrence-based Farmers Cooperative Assn. by pulling its line of credit two years ago may be sued by the board overseeing the bankrupt co-op’s assets.
6Sports video report: KU alumni take on current players
June 27, 2002
6Sports reports on the second match between the old players and the new players at Roy Williams’ basketball camp.
NBA Draft: Grizzlies select Gooden
June 27, 2002
Former Kansas University basketball standout Drew Gooden predicted Tuesday that he would be the fourth pick in the NBA draft. Gooden’s prediction, and his dream, came true Wednesday night in New York when the Memphis Grizzlies selected the 6-foot-10 forward from Richmond, Calif., with the fourth pick.
U.S. 56, 59 Highway pranks continue
June 27, 2002
By Mike Belt Seven more vehicles in the past two days have been hit by cans or bottles while traveling highways south of Lawrence. That brings to 14 the total of similar incidents reported since June 19.
Budget woes make pay raises unlikely for university leaders
June 27, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State university chiefs probably will receive no salary increase this year because of Kansas’ budget problems, higher education officials said Wednesday. The Kansas Board of Regents today will complete its annual evaluations of the six state university leaders, including Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway.
County offers disaster help
June 27, 2002
By Mark Fagan If a tornado ripped through downtown Ottawa, Bob Johnson would be willing to lend a hand by dispatching Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies, emergency dispatchers, public works equipment or anything else to help.
Lawrence businessman to lead planning commission
June 27, 2002
By Joel Mathis Flooring business owner Tom Jennings is the new chairman of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. The 10-member commission often has been divided  sometimes bitterly  about growth issues in the last year, but Jennings got unanimous backing from his colleagues for a one-year term Wednesday night.
Board recommends 14 percent financial increase
June 27, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday recommended a 14 percent increase in higher education funding to make up for the current budget freeze, inflation and promises by the Legislature to increase faculty salaries.
Federal Reserve leaves rates unchanged
June 27, 2002
Federal Reserve policy-makers decided to hold short-term interest rates at 40-year lows Wednesday amid a spotty recovery, a slide in the stock market and a drop in Americans’ confidence in the economy.
Priest negotiating plea bargains
June 27, 2002
By Mike Belt A Catholic priest accused of taking indecent liberties with a child in Douglas and Nemaha counties is negotiating plea bargains in both jurisdictions, his attorney said Wednesday.
College football: Royals prospect out for year
June 27, 2002
Clemson wide receiver Roscoe Crosby is out for the season following surgery on his right elbow. Crosby, also a top outfield prospect for the Kansas City Royals, will use a medical redshirt season and still have three years of football eligibility, Clemson athletic spokesman Tim Bourret said Wednesday.
Priest negotiating plea bargains
June 27, 2002
By Mike Belt A Catholic priest accused of taking indecent liberties with a child in Douglas and Nemaha counties is negotiating plea bargains in both jurisdictions, his attorney said Wednesday.
6News video report: City commissioners looking to raise fees at Eagle Bend
June 27, 2002
6News reports on the proposal to raise green fess at Eagle Bend Golf Course for golfers who reside outside of Douglas county.
Regents not holding breath for funding
Board recommends 14 percent financial increase
June 27, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday recommended a 14 percent increase in higher education funding to make up for the current budget freeze, inflation and promises by the Legislature to increase faculty salaries.