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LHS football game moved to KU stadium
November 1, 2002
(Updated Friday at 1:28 p.m.) Tonight’s Lawrence High-Topeka High football game has been moved from Haskell Stadium to Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
KU gets grant for communications disorders research
November 1, 2002
(Updated Friday at 11:50 a.m.) Kansas University has received a five-year, $3.6 million grant for research on a wide range of communications disorders that affect people from infancy to old age, KU officials announced Friday.
Jayhawks must win vital Mizzou match
November 1, 2002
A little more than a week into Border War Cup competition, Kansas University’s soccer team is forced into the trenches.
KU gets grant for communications disorders research
November 1, 2002
(Updated Friday at 11:50 a.m.) Kansas University has received a five-year, $3.6 million grant for research on a wide range of communications disorders that affect people from infancy to old age, KU officials announced Friday.
Autism services
November 1, 2002
To the editor: “The Lawrence district has a reputation as one of the best in the state for children such as Ali who require special care and attention.” No, they HAD a reputation!
Cause of grain bin collapse under investigation
November 1, 2002
Chicken heaven must look like the mess that befell Midland Co-op Elevator on Thursday when a massive steel grain bin collapsed, scattering 45,000 bushels of corn on the ground. “The good thing is nobody was working here and nobody got hurt,” said Adrian Derousseau, general manager of the elevator, 1419 N. 1941 Diagonal Road.
Hallmark to reduce profit-sharing reliance on its stock
November 1, 2002
Hallmark Cards on Thursday announced an overhaul of its employee profit-sharing plan. Julie O’Dell, a spokeswoman for the company, which employs 830 workers in Lawrence, said the privately owned Kansas City firm was changing the makeup of its employee profit plan to include less Hallmark stock.
Chilly evening filled with treats
November 1, 2002
It wasn’t exactly a scene from “Night of the Living Dead,” but on Thursday night downtown Lawrence was invaded by a variety of bizarre characters. “We’ve seen a lot of Batman, dinosaurs, lions and a few Harry Potters,” said Terry Comfort, director of sales and marketing for the Eldridge Hotel.
Young black leaders urged to explore careers in U.S. Foreign Service
November 1, 2002
Americans don’t spend enough on foreign aid and don’t teach their children enough about foreign countries, a former U.S. ambassador said Thursday.
Sound off
November 1, 2002
In reading the article on Ralph Tanner in the Oct. 28 Journal-World, I saw a quote from Martin Hawver talking about the Douglas County “Birkenstock Republicans.” Where did that term come from? Hawver, a political analyst and newsletter publisher, coined the term himself.
Briefly
November 1, 2002
Syphilis cases increase Panel reinstates statute of limitations on abuse
Briefly
November 1, 2002
Two welders suspected in deadly fire surrender Suspected kingpin nabbed with 18 others in heroin bust
People
November 1, 2002
Zevon says he outdid Morrison Harris wins award posthumously White waits for donor kidney There’s a supermodel in us all
Williams says Jayhawks might use more zone
November 1, 2002
Neither ghosts nor goblins, ax murderers nor bumps in the night scare Roy Williams. A lack of depth on his 15th Kansas University men’s basketball team, however, does.
Claud Longstreth
November 1, 2002
Graveside services for Claud W. Longstreth, 84, Pittsburg, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Mr. Longstreth died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at his home.
Board approves tax abatement
November 1, 2002
Another tax abatement discussion Thursday brought another skirmish before a city review board  though it didn’t prevent the recommended approval of the tax break. Prosoco Inc. got a thumbs-up Thursday from the city’s Public Incentives Review Committee to receive a 55 percent, 10-year tax abatement for a $2.5 million expansion project at East Hills Business Park. The recommendation clears the way for Lawrence City Commission approval next Tuesday.
s downfall
November 1, 2002
Was actor Bob Crane a likable, All-American guy? Or was he a depraved sex pervert? The answer is he was a bit of both.
Great idea
November 1, 2002
To the editor: After thinking about Mr. Adams’ suggestion about locating the superstore in North Lawrence, I’ve come to realize it is nothing short of genius. I live in northwest Lawrence so I just hop on the bypass and I’m at Wal-Mart in five minutes. Sixth and Wakarusa just isn’t the place for a superstore. Period. But build one (especially one that stays open 24 hours) at the ghost-town outlet mall next to the Interstate and the store would have more business than they would know what to do with.
Congress choices
November 1, 2002
Republicans Jim Ryun and Adam Taff would be good choices in the election for U.S. Congress. These are uncertain times for the federal government. When America is facing crucial questions about the nation’s security and financial future, it’s important for the president to have strong support in Congress.
Mason, Bulldogs batter Kaws
November 1, 2002
When Mike Berg walks into the paddock, everybody knows which horse he’ll lead out.
Whittemore won’t play against ‘Cats
November 1, 2002
Kansas University’s football team will face the nation’s sixth-best defense without the Jayhawks’ best offensive weapon. Quarterback Bill Whittemore who injured the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during last Saturday’s 36-12 loss at Missouri will not play in Saturday’s home game against No. 14 Kansas State, coach Mark Mangino said Thursday night.
KU men’s basketball team lacks depth
Williams says Jayhawks might use more zone
November 1, 2002
Neither ghosts nor goblins, ax murderers nor bumps in the night scare Roy Williams. A lack of depth on his 15th Kansas University men’s basketball team, however, does.
Manhattan boots FSHS
Firebirds feel ‘homered’ in 2-1 regional soccer loss
November 1, 2002
Jason Pendleton saw it, but couldn’t believe it. Free State High’s boys soccer coach was ready to move senior Bryan Spangler from sweeper to forward in an effort to make a late run against Manhattan when the referee called the Firebirds for a foul in the penalty box.
U.S. admits testing deadly nerve agent
November 1, 2002
The military secretly tested sarin nerve agent in a Hawaii forest preserve in 1967, the Pentagon acknowledged Thursday in the latest disclosures about Cold War-era testing of biological and chemical weapons.
Lions not looking past Trojans
LHS can open playoffs at home with win tonight
November 1, 2002
It’s Senior Night for Lawrence High’s football team, but tonight almost certainly won’t be the Lions’ last game at Haskell Stadium this season. If the potent Lions knock off punchless Topeka High tonight in their last district game, they’ll be assured of another home game next Friday night in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
Firebirds seeking state berth
FSHS squad needs win tonight to qualify for playoffs
November 1, 2002
There might not be a bigger fan of expanding the high school football playoffs than Free State High coach Bob Lisher. Especially since the Firebirds play Topeka Washburn Rural at 7 p.m. tonight at Rural for a chance to qualify for the playoffs as the second team out of District 4 in Class 6A.
More than 100,000 U.S. troops needed for war
November 1, 2002
The commander who is planning a possible U.S. invasion of Iraq has won Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s support for a ground force well in excess of 100,000 American troops, said senior defense officials and military analysts.
Praeger favored in insurance race
New poll also gives nod to Jenkins, Thornburgh, Roberts
November 1, 2002
A new poll shows that nearly half of likely Kansas voters want Sandy Praeger to be their next state insurance commissioner, but the Lawrence Republican isn’t taking any chances as Election Day approaches.
E. ‘Eldon’ Dixon
November 1, 2002
Board approves tax abatement
November 1, 2002
Another tax abatement discussion Thursday brought another skirmish before a city review board though it didn’t prevent the recommended approval of the tax break. Prosoco Inc. got a thumbs-up Thursday from the city’s Public Incentives Review Committee to receive a 55 percent, 10-year tax abatement for a $2.5 million expansion project at East Hills Business Park. The recommendation clears the way for Lawrence City Commission approval next Tuesday.
Half of world’s plants at risk of extinction, new study finds
November 1, 2002
Human activities are threatening to wipe out as many as one-half of the Earth’s plant species, a study suggests.
Eminem getting more respect
November 1, 2002
Until recently, it seemed only kids and music critics could love Eminem.
Libertarian stumps to end ‘nanny government’
November 1, 2002
Dennis Hawver doesn’t care if people get high. He doesn’t even care if they’re stoned at work, so long as they do their jobs properly. Hawver’s platform as the Libertarian Party candidate for governor includes a promise to pardon all nonviolent drug offenders, release them from prison and reduce the size of the corrections system.
Chilly evening filled with treats
November 1, 2002
It wasn’t exactly a scene from “Night of the Living Dead,” but on Thursday night downtown Lawrence was invaded by a variety of bizarre characters. “We’ve seen a lot of Batman, dinosaurs, lions and a few Harry Potters,” said Terry Comfort, director of sales and marketing for the Eldridge Hotel.
Lecture series packs power
Dole Institute events draw prize-winning presidential biographers
November 1, 2002
Richard Norton Smith had a goal: to kick off the Dole Institute of Politics’ first major lecture series with academics who appeal to the masses. Judging by response to the series which features three presidential historians he’s succeeded.
No child should have the blues
Toys for Tots Blues Revue delivers help to needy
November 1, 2002
Blues music is rarely aimed at the pre-teen demographic. With frank lyrics that tell of heartbreak, affliction and regret, the style doesn’t generally appeal to the Teletubbies crowd.
Socialism may sink Brazil
November 1, 2002
And then, there were three. Brazil has joined the socialist camp, which shouldn’t surprise anyone as the gulf between rich and poor widens in most of Latin America.
The midterm election trend
November 1, 2002
If nothing else, the 2002 election may be remembered for the way that unexpected circumstances prompted the return to public life of two veteran lawmakers, Minnesota’s Walter Mondale and New Jersey’s Frank Lautenberg.
Historical voice
November 1, 2002
Friday-night curse dooms shows
November 1, 2002
Are Friday-night dramas television’s most endangered species?
November 1, 2002
There’s a pivotal scene in Adam Sandler’s 1998 comedy “The Wedding Singer” that offers a glimpse at his potential. In it, Sandler’s pining musician character is having a drink with the fiance of a girl he is in love with, and realizes the guy might be cheating on her. He manipulates the man into admitting it, and pretends to play along as the lout begins to boast about his conquests. The camera focuses on Sandler’s half-smiling face as he tries to hold back his contempt.
s race
November 1, 2002
Republican attorney general candidate Phill Kline holds a seven-point lead over Democratic opponent Chris Biggs, but nearly one in five voters are still undecided, according to The World Company Poll released Thursday. “That race is definitely worth keeping an eye on,” said Brad Coker, a pollster for Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc., which conducted the survey.
Lawrence No. 2 in growth of job-holders
November 1, 2002
Despite job losses this year at major employers such as Sprint PCS and Davol Inc., Lawrence ranks second among the nation’s metropolitan areas by job growth, according to a new analysis. The number of Lawrence residents employed increased by 3 percent, to 57,681 in September from 56,004 in January, according to a New York Times analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That percentage ranked Lawrence second only to Fayetteville, Ark., which saw employment increase by 3.1 percent.
On the street
November 1, 2002
Asked at Fun and Games Should elementary schoolchildren be allowed to wear costumes to school on Halloween?
Lawrence briefs
November 1, 2002
 KU’s best educators to be honored at game  Vigil scheduled to oppose military action against Iraq  Author, in KU visit, talks about right-to-die case  Face-paintings to raise funds for LINK dinner
KU nursing awards recognize 10 people from across region
November 1, 2002
Winners of this year’s “Nursing: The Heart of Healthcare” awards sponsored by the Kansas University School of Nursing.
Bulldogs optimistic about rare opportunity
November 1, 2002
It took 31 years, but Baldwin High’s volleyball team finally made another trip to the state tournament.
FSHS squad needs win tonight to qualify for playoffs
November 1, 2002
There might not be a bigger fan of expanding the high school football playoffs than Free State High coach Bob Lisher. Especially since the Firebirds play Topeka Washburn Rural at 7 p.m. tonight at Rural for a chance to qualify for the playoffs as the second team out of District 4 in Class 6A.
LHS can open playoffs at home with win tonight
November 1, 2002
It’s Senior Night for Lawrence High’s football team, but tonight almost certainly won’t be the Lions’ last game at Haskell Stadium this season. If the potent Lions knock off punchless Topeka High tonight in their last district game, they’ll be assured of another home game next Friday night in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
Area athletes of the week
November 1, 2002
Mallory Richardson Free State High
Big 12 coaches laud Jayhawks
November 1, 2002
Roy Williams thinks his Kansas University basketball team might be overrated this preseason.
Toys for Tots Blues Revue delivers help to needy
November 1, 2002
Blues music is rarely aimed at the pre-teen demographic. With frank lyrics that tell of heartbreak, affliction and regret, the style doesn’t generally appeal to the Teletubbies crowd.
Work on behalf of breast cancer patients merits prestigious award
November 1, 2002
Dianna Swatsenbarg could have given up. The inaugural event of the Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer Coalition, which she helped found in 1993, was a march through South Park on the coldest day of the year. Only about 30 people participated.
On the record
November 1, 2002
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
Great idea
November 1, 2002
Eudora excellent
Pyle, Cardinals hammer Mill Valley
November 1, 2002
One has to wonder if the battery attached to Andrew Pyle’s back will ever die.
Ripken seeks general manager’s role
November 1, 2002
Cal Ripken Jr. is seeking to land a front-office job in the major leagues ideally with his former team, the Baltimore Orioles.
Kennedy daughter not running on name
November 1, 2002
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend clambers over the front seat of the moving car into the back, where she starts counting bumper stickers out the window. “There’s one. There’s another one.” As we pull up next to one driver, the candidate for governor of Maryland waves and asks if he’s coming to her rally. He waves back and says, “I’m going to my kid’s soccer game.”
Baldwin volleyball relishes state berth
Bulldogs optimistic about rare opportunity
November 1, 2002
It took 31 years, but Baldwin High’s volleyball team finally made another trip to the state tournament.
Shallenburger closes gap as election nears
November 1, 2002
GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger may be within range of an upset victory over perceived Democratic front-runner Kathleen Sebelius, according to the latest World Company Poll. Earlier polls have shown Shallenburger, the state treasurer, far behind Sebelius, currently insurance commissioner. But the new data shows Shallenburger with a razor-thin lead in one congressional district and close enough in another to close the gap.
New poll also gives nod to Jenkins, Thornburgh, Roberts
November 1, 2002
A new poll shows that nearly half of likely Kansas voters want Sandy Praeger to be their next state insurance commissioner, but the Lawrence Republican isn’t taking any chances as Election Day approaches.
Pyle, Cardinals hammer Mill Valley
November 1, 2002
One has to wonder if the battery attached to Andrew Pyle’s back will ever die.
in 2-1 regional soccer loss
November 1, 2002
Jason Pendleton saw it, but couldn’t believe it. Free State High’s boys soccer coach was ready to move senior Bryan Spangler from sweeper to forward in an effort to make a late run against Manhattan when the referee called the Firebirds for a foul in the penalty box.
s no secret: K-State will whack KU
November 1, 2002
Contemporary college football practice sites are like prison yards without the guard towers and razor wire.
Horoscopes
November 1, 2002
Bledsoe to face Patriots with new team Sunday
November 1, 2002
This is supposed to be a grudge game: Drew Bledsoe and the Buffalo Bills against New England, which traded him away after he lost his job to Tom Brady last season.
Wizards hand Celtics worst loss ever
November 1, 2002
Never before in their 56-year history have the Boston Celtics been beaten so badly.
Man ‘regrets’ attack on KC coach Gamboa
November 1, 2002
The man who joined his teen-age son in attacking Kansas City Royals coach Tom Gamboa during a game in September apologized in a phone call from jail to a Chicago-area newspaper.
Big-box rezoning requested
Developer pursues northeast corner despite planning commission’s discouragement
November 1, 2002
A Wichita developer on Thursday requested rezoning for a big-box store on the northeast corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway less than a day after planning commissioners said they would frown on such a request. “It’s the perfect area to develop because of the proximity off of (U.S.) Highway 40 to Topeka,” Christian Ablah said Thursday. “The two roads that intersect here can handle a big development at this site.”
Kline ahead in AG’s race; many voters still undecided
November 1, 2002
Republican attorney general candidate Phill Kline holds a seven-point lead over Democratic opponent Chris Biggs, but nearly one in five voters are still undecided, according to The World Company Poll released Thursday. “That race is definitely worth keeping an eye on,” said Brad Coker, a pollster for Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc., which conducted the survey.
Dixon
November 1, 2002
Mass of Christian Burial for E. “Eldon” Dixon, 83, Oskaloosa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Perry. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Perry. Mr. Dixon died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at Jefferson County Geriatrics Center, Winchester, after a long illness.
Cats
November 1, 2002
Kansas University’s football team will face the nation’s sixth-best defense without the Jayhawks’ best offensive weapon. Quarterback Bill Whittemore  who injured the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during last Saturday’s 36-12 loss at Missouri  will not play in Saturday’s home game against No. 14 Kansas State, coach Mark Mangino said Thursday night.
Briefly
November 1, 2002
Mock Statue of Liberty used as protest symbol No leads in slaying of American diploma French Catholic Church takes aim at Halloween Chechens complain about harassment
Mason, Bulldogs batter Kaws
November 1, 2002
When Mike Berg walks into the paddock, everybody knows which horse he’ll lead out.
Briefly
November 1, 2002
Three Mile Island study finds no cancer increase Murderer’s outburst interrupts sentencing Appeals court upholds ban on Exxon Valdez
Auto Focus’ chronicles Bob Crane’s downfall
November 1, 2002
Was actor Bob Crane a likable, All-American guy? Or was he a depraved sex pervert? The answer is he was a bit of both.
Young black leaders urged to explore careers in U.S. Foreign Service
November 1, 2002
Americans don’t spend enough on foreign aid and don’t teach their children enough about foreign countries, a former U.S. ambassador said Thursday.
Jayhawks must win vital Mizzou match
November 1, 2002
A little more than a week into Border War Cup competition, Kansas University’s soccer team is forced into the trenches.
Big 12 coaches laud Jayhawks
November 1, 2002
Roy Williams thinks his Kansas University basketball team might be overrated this preseason.
Local briefs
November 1, 2002
 Pumpkin carvers create holiday gourds of art  Senator to provide legislative update today  Former priest pleads innocent to charge  No-Call Act now in effect
Historical voice
November 1, 2002
To the editor: Although I’ve been trying to follow the stories about the Watkins Community Museum of History, I don’t want to discuss the politics or the financial problems they’ve been having, and I don’t have any solutions to offer.
Royals won’t raise prices
November 1, 2002
The Royals have announced they will not raise ticket prices for the 2003 major league baseball season and will increase the number of $5 Hy-Vee Value seats available for every game.
Ex-Enron chief indicted on 78 counts
Company’s top financial officer may face hundreds of years in jail, millions in fines
November 1, 2002
Former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow was indicted Thursday on 78 federal fraud, money-laundering and other charges, making him the highest-ranking company official charged in the probe. The indictment, returned by a grand jury in Houston, alleges that Fastow masterminded schemes to artificially inflate the energy company’s profits. If convicted, he faces hundreds of years in jail and millions of dollars in fines.
Judicial election pits husband vs. wife
November 1, 2002
The Democratic candidate for a Reno County judgeship says the incumbent judge just doesn’t have the enthusiasm for the job that he once did, and it’s time for a change. And Sarah Sweet-McKinnon has inside information she’s married to the judge.
LMH nurse wins KU health honor
Work on behalf of breast cancer patients merits prestigious award
November 1, 2002
Dianna Swatsenbarg could have given up. The inaugural event of the Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer Coalition, which she helped found in 1993, was a march through South Park on the coldest day of the year. Only about 30 people participated.
Cause of grain bin collapse under investigation
Cause of grain bin collapse under investigation
November 1, 2002
Chicken heaven must look like the mess that befell Midland Co-op Elevator on Thursday when a massive steel grain bin collapsed, scattering 45,000 bushels of corn on the ground. “The good thing is nobody was working here and nobody got hurt,” said Adrian Derousseau, general manager of the elevator, 1419 N. 1941 Diagonal Road.
Briefcase
November 1, 2002
Dow up for month Economy posts better quarterly growth rate Management company seeks to sever track ties Vivendi to sell U.S publishing firm
s discouragement
November 1, 2002
A Wichita developer on Thursday requested rezoning for a big-box store on the northeast corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway  less than a day after planning commissioners said they would frown on such a request. “It’s the perfect area to develop because of the proximity off of (U.S.) Highway 40 to Topeka,” Christian Ablah said Thursday. “The two roads that intersect here can handle a big development at this site.”
Dole Institute events draw prize-winning presidential biographers
November 1, 2002
Richard Norton Smith had a goal: to kick off the Dole Institute of Politics’ first major lecture series with academics who appeal to the masses. Judging by response to the series  which features three presidential historians  he’s succeeded.
LHS football game moved to KU stadium
November 1, 2002
(Updated Friday at 1:28 p.m.) Tonight’s Lawrence High-Topeka High football game has been moved from Haskell Stadium to Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
Lawrence briefs
November 1, 2002
KU’s best educators to be honored at game Vigil scheduled to oppose military action against Iraq Author, in KU visit, talks about right-to-die case Face-paintings to raise funds for LINK dinner
It’s no secret: K-State will whack KU
November 1, 2002
Contemporary college football practice sites are like prison yards without the guard towers and razor wire.
Births
November 1, 2002
Courtney and Dustin Hecht, Tecumseh, a girl, Wednesday. Brandon and Joy Turunen, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
Area athletes of the week
November 1, 2002
On the record
November 1, 2002
Congress choices
November 1, 2002
Republicans Jim Ryun and Adam Taff would be good choices in the election for U.S. Congress. These are uncertain times for the federal government. When America is facing crucial questions about the nation’s security and financial future, it’s important for the president to have strong support in Congress.
Cecil Junior Tillery
November 1, 2002
Services for Cecil Junior Tillery, 65, DeSoto, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, De-Soto. Burial will follow in DeSoto Cemetery. Mr. Tillery died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at Royal Terrace Nursing Center.
Autism services
November 1, 2002
AG and Insurance
November 1, 2002
Democrat Chris Biggs and Republican Sandy Praeger have the Journal-World’s support in Tuesday’s election. A variety of political decisions by top state officials have created open races this year in several important state offices. The Journal-World would like to recommend candidates in the races for Kansas attorney general and Kansas commissioner of insurance.
Local briefs
November 1, 2002
Pumpkin carvers create holiday gourds of art Senator to provide legislative update today Former priest pleads innocent to charge No-Call Act now in effect
6News video: World Company poll shows close races
November 1, 2002
Many races have sizeable percentages of undecided voters.
6News video: Halloween ‘02 brings chills
November 1, 2002
Despite cold temperatures, trick-or-treaters still enjoyed the day.
6News video: KansasGhosts.com searches tales of paranormal
November 1, 2002
Lawrence resident is gathering ghost stories for book on the ghosts of Kansas.
Cornerstones: Ghost of Lizzie Madden haunted old railroad bridge
November 1, 2002
Even the Lawrence Daily World reported sightings of the apparition.
6Sports video: Lawrence boys’ Cross Country produces October’s High School Scholar Athlete of the Month
November 1, 2002
Dylan McClain says he’s always had a knack for running.
6News video: Local students talk about school closings
November 1, 2002
Students at Centennial and Riverside elementary schools are concerned about the prospect of their schools closing.
Rams slam Air Force, 31-12
November 1, 2002
The Colorado State coaches asked Jeff Babcock to send the opening kickoff of the second half through the end zone.
NBA briefs
November 1, 2002
Pacers sign Artest, Bender to extensions Warriors sign Rucker to improve depth Hawks sign forward Grant recovering
Singh tied for lead
Lowery also cards first-round 65
November 1, 2002
Vijay Singh wasn’t sure his 5-wood could reach the green on the par-3 18th hole at East Lake Golf Club. His goal was to hit it straight, hit it hard and hope.
Heartland Park for sale
November 1, 2002
With debts reportedly totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars, the corporation that operates the city-owned Heartland Park Topeka is trying to sell its motorsports business.
Quake in Italy kills at least 22, mostly children
November 1, 2002
An earthquake jolted south-central Italy on Thursday, sending a nursery school roof crashing down on a class of preschoolers during a lunchtime Halloween party. At least 22 people were killed, nearly all of them children at the school.
Projects in key states get preferred treatment
November 1, 2002
The Bush administration announced Thursday less than a week before the midterm election that it would be giving preferential treatment to highway projects in a half-dozen states where Republicans are locked in tough races for Congress and governor.
Army Corps of Engineers decertifies St. Joseph levee
November 1, 2002
Some local residents are angry about a decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that will require some people in Doniphan County, Kan., and Buchanan County, Mo., to buy flood insurance.
Shoplifting suspect runs in wrong crowd
Cross-country team helps police solve crime
November 1, 2002
A youth suspected of shoplifting ran smack into a championship track team, which chased him down and put a quick end to his getaway. The Southwestern College men’s cross-country team has won 22 consecutive championship titles in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. The team was warming up Monday near a JC Penney store when the youth hurtled around the corner and into the team.
U.S. revising Iraq inspections resolution
November 1, 2002
The United States is preparing to revise its proposed U.N. resolution on Iraqi weapons inspections in a move certain to delay Security Council action past the midterm elections.
KU nursing awards recognize 10 people from across region
November 1, 2002
Winners of this year’s “Nursing: The Heart of Healthcare” awards sponsored by the Kansas University School of Nursing.
Cecil Junior Tillery
November 1, 2002
Yves Saint Laurent closes shop
November 1, 2002
Yves Saint Laurent, a towering figure of 20th-century fashion, closed the doors Thursday to the legendary fashion house he started 40 years ago.
McDoubletake: Ads tell eaters to limit visits
November 1, 2002
The French division of McDonald’s has run ads that included a surprising suggestion: Kids shouldn’t eat at McDonald’s more than once a week.
Lawrence No. 2 in growth of job-holders
November 1, 2002
Despite job losses this year at major employers such as Sprint PCS and Davol Inc., Lawrence ranks second among the nation’s metropolitan areas by job growth, according to a new analysis. The number of Lawrence residents employed increased by 3 percent, to 57,681 in September from 56,004 in January, according to a New York Times analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That percentage ranked Lawrence second only to Fayetteville, Ark., which saw employment increase by 3.1 percent.
SEC to investigate appointment
Chairman faces allegations involving selection of accounting oversight board leader
November 1, 2002
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt asked Thursday for an investigation of William Webster’s selection to head an accounting oversight board after the disclosure that Pitt concealed information about Webster from SEC commissioners. Commission spokeswoman Christi Harlan said the agency’s inspector general, Walter Stachnik, would conduct the internal investigation, calling it “the normal route” for such inquiries. “This is simply a look at the process and it is not a review of Judge Webster,” she said.
Daily ticker
November 1, 2002
Wichita jury begins deliberations in Carr brothers’ murder trial
November 1, 2002
After emotional closing arguments from prosecutors, jurors began deliberations late Thursday in the trial of two brothers accused of a nine-day crime spree that left five people dead.
Wife pleads for husband’s life in barrel murder case
November 1, 2002
After all of her husband’s affairs, previous prison sentences and two convictions for capital murder, Nancy Robinson is still standing by her man. She testified Thursday, pleading with jurors to sentence John Robinson to life in prison instead of death for the murders of two women whose bodies were found in barrels on his property. The punishment phase of John Robinson’s trial began Thursday.
Kansas races tightening
Shallenburger closes gap as election nears
November 1, 2002
GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger may be within range of an upset victory over perceived Democratic front-runner Kathleen Sebelius, according to the latest World Company Poll. Earlier polls have shown Shallenburger, the state treasurer, far behind Sebelius, currently insurance commissioner. But the new data shows Shallenburger with a razor-thin lead in one congressional district and close enough in another to close the gap.
Another slaying is linked to sniper shootings
Murder warrants issued by Louisiana authorities
November 1, 2002
Authorities charged the Washington-area sniper suspects with murder Thursday in a Louisiana attack and said they had definitively linked the two men to an Alabama slaying just two days earlier. John Allen Muhammad, 41, and John Lee Malvo, 17, are now charged with a monthlong series of killings stretching from the Gulf Coast to the suburbs of the nation’s capital. Police nationwide are said to be looking for links to the men with help from federal authorities.
This dad demands the right to a film’s final cut
November 1, 2002
If you were looking for a knee-jerk defender of artists’ rights, you’d find me first in line. So when I started hearing about CleanFlicks, ClearPlay and the other Utah companies that have developed technology to edit out profanity, sex and violence from home videos, I was appalled by the idea of people chopping up movies simply to fit their moral sensitivities.
Sandler rules in ‘Punch-Drunk’
November 1, 2002
There’s a pivotal scene in Adam Sandler’s 1998 comedy “The Wedding Singer” that offers a glimpse at his potential. In it, Sandler’s pining musician character is having a drink with the fiance of a girl he is in love with, and realizes the guy might be cheating on her. He manipulates the man into admitting it, and pretends to play along as the lout begins to boast about his conquests. The camera focuses on Sandler’s half-smiling face as he tries to hold back his contempt.
AG and Insurance
November 1, 2002
Democrat Chris Biggs and Republican Sandy Praeger have the Journal-World’s support in Tuesday’s election. A variety of political decisions by top state officials have created open races this year in several important state offices. The Journal-World would like to recommend candidates in the races for Kansas attorney general and Kansas commissioner of insurance.
Hallmark to reduce profit-sharing reliance on its stock
November 1, 2002
Hallmark Cards on Thursday announced an overhaul of its employee profit-sharing plan. Julie O’Dell, a spokeswoman for the company, which employs 830 workers in Lawrence, said the privately owned Kansas City firm was changing the makeup of its employee profit plan to include less Hallmark stock.
3-D Santa flick may not fly with children
November 1, 2002
The Steve Oedekerk-John A. Davis “Santa vs. the Snowman 3-D” is as bright and shiny as a Christmas tree ornament, and among other treats, it creates the illusion of snowflakes falling right into the viewer’s lap.
Claud Longstreth
November 1, 2002