Archive for Saturday, November 9, 2002

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Provisional ballot counting may settle AG race
Kline holds onto slight lead
November 9, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 11:59 a.m.) The outcome of a tight attorney general’s race remains in doubt even though scores of county election officials counted all-important provisional ballots.
The market
November 9, 2002
Long live the Farmers Market; may it hurry back. The curtain has come down on another season of the Farmers Market in Lawrence and the absence of this popular event makes many reflect on how enjoyable and helpful it is for so many.
Spirituality
November 9, 2002
¢ Kentucky church plans $26.5 million expansion ¢ Farrakhan speaks at Mississippi church
Spirituality
November 9, 2002
⢠Kentucky church plans $26.5 million expansion ⢠Farrakhan speaks at Mississippi church
Not next year
November 9, 2002
Smaller raises for teachers probably is the prudent course for the Lawrence school board this year.
Milstead services
November 9, 2002
FSHS parents meeting
November 9, 2002
Parents of Free State High students who will participate in winter sports are urged to attend an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school’s main gym.
James making big plays, name at MU
Kansas native averaging 13.7 yards per punt return for Missouri
November 9, 2002
Beyond achieving a dream, Marcus James’ 80-yard punt return got him into the end zone and Missouri’s record books.
Around and about
November 9, 2002
House of Moscow hostage-taker demolished in Chechnya
November 9, 2002
The house of one of the Moscow theater hostage-takers was blown up Friday, in apparent retaliation for her involvement in the raid.
Chinese leader predicts more prosperous nation
China may give capitalists role in Communist Party
November 9, 2002
Outlining his vision for a richer, stronger, less corrupt China, President Jiang Zemin moved Friday to confirm his place in history at a historic Communist Party congress that will usher in a new generation of leaders.
Military news
November 9, 2002
U.S. official say N. Korea must pay price
November 9, 2002
The United States is working with its allies on ways to punish North Korea for its development of nuclear weapons in violation of an international agreement, a senior U.S. defense official said Friday.
Engagements
November 9, 2002
Weddings
November 9, 2002
California battered by storm
November 9, 2002
A winter-like storm battered the West on Friday, with heavy rain snarling traffic and strong wind knocking out power to thousands of people. Up to 4 feet of snow was forecast in the Sierra Nevada.
Carr case effigy stirs racial tensions
November 9, 2002
The trial of two black men for the brutal killings of five whites has stirred little racial tension in a city transfixed by gavel-to-gavel television coverage of the proceedings.
4-H and FCE news
November 9, 2002
Voters oust member of Piper school board
November 9, 2002
A board member of a school district that became embroiled in a plagiarism controversy was narrowly defeated in a recall election.
Bush earns double praise
November 9, 2002
President Bush earned praise from both sides of the political spectrum on Friday, but for different reasons: Some said the U.N. Security Council’s approval of his Iraq resolution made war more likely; others that it made it less.
Rude awakening
November 9, 2002
Divisive issue
November 9, 2002
Crash kills four people
3 family members among dead victims
November 9, 2002
A head-on collision killed four people, including three members of a family, the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department said.
Cigarette tax increase has smokers rolling own
November 9, 2002
When the state’s tax on cigarettes rose by 46 cents per pack in July, smokers responded in various ways. A few quit, some just paid the extra cost, and many took up a new habit - rolling their own.
Edna V. Winter
November 9, 2002
Pelosi poised to take reins for Democrats
November 9, 2002
California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, a liberal with 15 years in Congress, moved to the brink of victory Friday in the battle for House Democratic leader, driving her most formidable rival from the race and pocketing his endorsement.
Lawrence sculptor undaunted by monument woes
November 9, 2002
Lawrence artist Jim Brothers will continue to work on bronze sculptures for the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., despite its financial problems, he said.
D-Day Memorial files for bankruptcy
November 9, 2002
The National D-Day Memorial Foundation filed for bankruptcy to protect the $25 million monument from creditors while it contends with massive debt, foundation officials said Friday.
Videos show Ryder may have shoplifted before
November 9, 2002
Winona Ryder was observed three times by security at stores in New York and Beverly Hills and videotaped twice in suspected shoplifting incidents before her arrest at Saks Fifth Avenue, according to secret court transcripts released Friday.
Butler case makes royal mess
November 9, 2002
If, as skeptics charge, Queen Elizabeth II intervened in the trial of former royal butler Paul Burrell to save her family from embarrassment, her decision looks more like a miscalculation every day.
Tenet shares tumble on price review
November 9, 2002
Shares of Tenet Healthcare Corp. plunged more than 41 percent Friday after the nation’s second-largest hospital chain announced the departure of two top executives and said it would review its prices.
McDonald’s to close stores, cut jobs
Company shares drop on plans to cut back
November 9, 2002
McDonald’s Corp. announced Friday that it would cease or restructure operations in seven Middle Eastern and Latin American nations, eliminate up to 600 jobs and close about 175 restaurants in 10 other countries.
Local Briefs
November 9, 2002
¢ Sneak peek offered for charity art auction ¢ Crime: Chase ends in arrest ¢ Agriculture: Cause of collapse of storage bin found
Officials must put politics aside and work for good of state
November 9, 2002
Crunch time has arrived in Topeka. There’s no more time for posturing or dodging the issues confronting the state. Kansas and its residents are facing a financial crisis, and how this challenge is addressed is likely, to a significant degree, to determine the near-term strength of the state as well as its longer-term future.
Casino plans advance in KCK
November 9, 2002
Wyandotte County officials are pursuing an agreement that would allow an Indian casino to be built near the Kansas Speedway, contingent on congressional approval.
Internet site posts net gain
November 9, 2002
Beliefnet.com, an interfaith Internet site, said it has emerged from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection it sought last April, and that October was its first month with a net gain in operating cash flow.
KU announces community liaison
November 9, 2002
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway has picked a new liaison to the Lawrence community. Jeff Weinberg, special assistant to Hemenway since 1995, will fill that role formerly held by Reggie Robinson.
It’s tradition
November 9, 2002
NBA Briefs
November 9, 2002
¢ Raptors’ Carter to miss four weeks ¢ Magic place Grant on injured list ¢ Hornets’ Bullard says career likely finished
On the record
November 9, 2002
City qualifiers eye Olathe South test
November 9, 2002
One might think all gymnastics equipment is the same, but it’s not. That’s why the Lawrence High gymnastics team and Free State High’s Lacey Baxter spent Friday afternoon at Olathe South to become acquainted with the equipment before the start of the state gymnastics meet at noon today.
OSU turning tables on foes
Texas Tech could be next
November 9, 2002
Oklahoma State had never beaten Texas A&M in Big 12 Conference play, suffering six straight losses before last Saturday’s 28-23 victory at Stillwater, Okla. A week earlier, the Cowboys defeated Nebraska for the first time since 1961 with a 24-21 triumph in Stillwater.
Stoops, Coker disagree on BCS, playoff
OU coach says computer system doesn’t work - though his team could benefit from it
November 9, 2002
If his team wins the rest of its games, Bob Stoops will have No. 1 Oklahoma in the national championship game for the second time in three years. Defending national champion and second-ranked Miami could go undefeated and miss out on the Fiesta Bowl.
Newman claims pole
Driver sets record in Phoenix qualifying
November 9, 2002
Ryan Newman set a rookie record with his series-leading sixth pole of the season, taking the top spot Friday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Rested Indians ready to roll
November 9, 2002
Most college football coaches and players would love a weekend off late in the season. Haskell Indian Nations University has had two.
LHS pounds BV North, 40-21
November 9, 2002
For the first time in seven years, the Lawrence High football team hoisted a regional champions trophy after winning its first Class 6A state playoff game since 1995.
FSHS stunned by SM East, 21-17
November 9, 2002
Do you believe in miracles? Shawnee Mission East does. Wide receiver Roy Loren caught a last-ditch pass in the end zone with only :29 on the clock and the Lancers stunned Free State High, 21-17, in the first round of the Class 6A state football playoffs.
Freshman linebacker making most of opportunities
November 9, 2002
Kevin Kane is inexperienced and undersized. That didnâÂÂt stop the freshman linebacker from notching a team-high 12 tackles in Kansas UniversityâÂÂs 64-0 loss to Kansas State last Saturday.
Texas Tech could be next
November 9, 2002
Oklahoma State had never beaten Texas A&M in Big 12 Conference play, suffering six straight losses before last SaturdayâÂÂs 28-23 victory at Stillwater, Okla. A week earlier, the Cowboys defeated Nebraska for the first time since 1961 with a 24-21 triumph in Stillwater.
Marines celebrate Corps birthday, hear proposal to start service
November 9, 2002
Charles Wright wants to celebrate the Marine Corpsâ 227th birthday by starting a Marine Corps League Detachment in Lawrence.
Work to close part of county road Tuesday
November 9, 2002
Work on a concrete box culvert Tuesday will close a small portion of North 1100 Road about five miles southeast of Lawrence.
Milstead services
November 9, 2002
Services for Rodney K. Milstead, 43, Dallas, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Milstead died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at his home.
August Lee Yocum Jr.
November 9, 2002
Oskaloosa âÂÂ:quot; Services for August Lee Yocum Jr., 72, Oskaloosa, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mr. Yocum died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, at his daughterâÂÂs home in Oskaloosa after a long illness.
The market
November 9, 2002
Long live the Farmers Market; may it hurry back. The curtain has come down on another season of the Farmers Market in Lawrence and the absence of this popular event makes many reflect on how enjoyable and helpful it is for so many.
City qualifiers eye Olathe South test
November 9, 2002
One might think all gymnastics equipment is the same, but itâÂÂs not. ThatâÂÂs why the Lawrence High gymnastics team and Free State HighâÂÂs Lacey Baxter spent Friday afternoon at Olathe South to become acquainted with the equipment before the start of the state gymnastics meet at noon today.
News briefs
November 9, 2002
¢ Washington, D.C.: Government approves first generic Accutane ¢ Washington, D.C.: TV shows needn’t accommodate blind
News briefs
November 9, 2002
¢ Washington, D.C.: CIA disputes claims of attempted censorship ¢ Florida: Teen gets three years for drowning 5-year-old
Book discussion slated
November 9, 2002
So many great Kansas University men’s basketball teams. So much to learn about them.
News briefs
November 9, 2002
¢ Chicago: Water main break causes sinkhole ¢ Michigan: Judge admits pot use, now on voluntary leave ¢ North Carolina: Report: Mental experts needed in combat units ¢ Florida: ‘Stupid’ author arrested in Internet sex case ¢ Florida: ‘Pedro Pan’ Cuban claims priest abuse
Counties tally up provisional votes
November 9, 2002
Democrat Chris Biggs jumped ahead Friday to a 4,660-vote lead in the super-tight attorney generalâÂÂs race. Whether it lasts remains to be seen.
County eyes more work on Stull Road
November 9, 2002
Stull Road already is getting a $1.4 million overhaul west of Lawrence, but Douglas County officials donâÂÂt want to stop there.
At-risk students get new classroom
November 9, 2002
Dedication of the Lawrence school districtâÂÂs sixth preschool classroom Friday brought smiles to the face of students and educators.
Area Veterans Day ceremonies slated
November 9, 2002
Lawrence and the rest of the country will celebrate the Veterans Day holiday Monday at a time when national leaders again are talking about going to war.
Kansas football has work to do
November 9, 2002
The Kansas University football situation is even worse than some preseason pessimists figured. As for those of us who dared to dream that the Mark Mangino Jayhawks might win four or five games âÂÂ: boy, are we rubbing our tear-dimmed eyes.
No apology to teen cashier who was questioned for three hours about lint
November 9, 2002
A Lawrence police officer did nothing wrong when he took a 17-year-old fast-food cashier downtown for more than three hours of questioning after the officer found something that looked like lint on an order of chicken strips, according to an internal investigation conducted by the Lawrence Police Department.
KCC orders Westar to restructure
November 9, 2002
In an unprecedented move, Kansas utility regulators Friday ordered the restructuring of financially troubled Westar Energy Inc., one day after it was rocked by the indictment of its president and chief executive, David Wittig.
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November 9, 2002
Charlene Schlotzhauer hopes her new downtown Lawrence store teaches people an important lesson about art âÂÂ:quot; it doesnâÂÂt just hang from walls.
Alma Marie Decker
November 9, 2002
Services for Alma Marie Decker, 88, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Decker died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
U.S. bishops irked at Catholic organization
November 9, 2002
Formed by rank-and-file Roman Catholics alarmed at clerical sex abuse, in just 10 months Voice of the Faithful has gone from meeting in a single Massachusetts parish to claiming some 25,000 lay members.
Talks aim to end suicide bombings
November 9, 2002
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s Fatah movement will conduct talks with the militant group Hamas in Cairo to seek an end to the Hamas policy of carrying out suicide bombings targeting Israel, Fatah officials said Friday.
Speeding cited as contributor to bus rollover
Patrol issues report in accident that killed School for Deaf coach
November 9, 2002
A charter bus carrying the football team for the Kansas School for the Deaf bus was going 80 mph seconds before a fatal crash last month, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
Too negative
November 9, 2002
Not next year
November 9, 2002
Smaller raises for teachers probably is the prudent course for the Lawrence school board this year.
Dancers aim to engage ‘kids of all ages’
November 9, 2002
New Ford system includes K.C. plant
November 9, 2002
Ford Motor Co. on Friday unveiled a new manufacturing system for North America, a process the company says will allow it to make different products with the same equipment and cut costs by $1.5 billion to $2 billion in the next 10 years.
First Indian astronaut taking some native culture to space
November 9, 2002
When NASA’s first American Indian astronaut embarks on his long-awaited journey into space in a few days, he will fly with eagle feathers, arrowheads, a handful of sacred ground and the blessings of the Chickasaw Nation.
Federal, state offices to close for holiday
November 9, 2002
Some area government offices and services will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day.
Alma Marie Decker
November 9, 2002
Investigator says Americans were real targets of Bali bombing
November 9, 2002
The Bali bombers “hate Americans” and their real targets were U.S. citizens in the nightclub attacks that killed nearly 200 people on the resort island, a top investigator said Friday, citing the confession of a key suspect.
Counties tally up provisional votes
November 9, 2002
Democrat Chris Biggs jumped ahead Friday to a 4,660-vote lead in the super-tight attorney general’s race. Whether it lasts remains to be seen.
Religion Briefs
November 9, 2002
¢ Calvary Temple Assembly of God ¢ First Church of the Nazarene ¢ Healing Streams Divine Healing Room ¢ Lawrence Baha’i Community ¢ Museum of Christian History ¢ Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship ¢ Ottawa University ¢ Plymouth Congregational ¢ St. Margaret’s Episcopal ¢ The Salvation Army ¢ Trinity Episcopal ¢ Trinity Lutheran ¢ West Side Presbyterian
Child’s misbehavior difficult to calculate
November 9, 2002
Are children really that calculating about their misbehavior? If so, I’ve not understood them at all.
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U.S. bishops irked at Catholic organization
November 9, 2002
Formed by rank-and-file Roman Catholics alarmed at clerical sex abuse, in just 10 months Voice of the Faithful has gone from meeting in a single Massachusetts parish to claiming some 25,000 lay members.
The Dream’ calling it quits
November 9, 2002
Hakeem Olajuwon left the Houston Rockets a little more than a year ago to finish his career with the Toronto Raptors. That injury-plagued season provided a dubious end for one of the greatest centers in NBA history.
NBA Roundup: Wizards edge Lakers
Late dunk by Stackhouse decisive
November 9, 2002
Jerry Stackhouse had no problem counting to 2.9. His dunk at the buzzer left the Los Angeles Lakers counting to three, as in three straight losses.
Cardinals hope to halt Pirates
November 9, 2002
Not many Kansas high school football teams, if any, started with an 0-4 record and still are playing. Kansas City Piper is. The Pirates have won six straight since their miserable beginning and now stand in the path of once-beaten Eudora in the Class 4A state playoffs.
Graves able to join Jayhawks
Williams ‘introduces’ junior forward after big man completes 12-minute run
November 9, 2002
He’s no Jim Ryun, Wes Santee or Glenn Cunningham, but Jeff Graves is a good enough distance runner to join Kansas University’s men’s basketball team.
LHS pounds BV North, 40-21
November 9, 2002
For the first time in seven years, the Lawrence High football team hoisted a regional champions trophy after winning its first Class 6A state playoff game since 1995.
August Lee Yocum Jr.
November 9, 2002
County eyes more work on Stull Road
November 9, 2002
Stull Road already is getting a $1.4 million overhaul west of Lawrence, but Douglas County officials don’t want to stop there.
Area Veterans Day ceremonies slated
November 9, 2002
Lawrence and the rest of the country will celebrate the Veterans Day holiday Monday at a time when national leaders again are talking about going to war.
At-risk students get new classroom
November 9, 2002
Dedication of the Lawrence school district’s sixth preschool classroom Friday brought smiles to the face of students and educators.
Census: More teens are getting married
November 9, 2002
The number of married teenagers surged nearly 50 percent during the 1990s, reversing a decadeslong decline.
running game back on fast track following slow
November 9, 2002
This isnâÂÂt the way things are supposed to go at Nebraska. NU is the third-winningest team in college football history. Entering todayâÂÂs game against Kansas, the Cornhuskers are the fourth-best team in the Big 12 Conference North.
Federal, state offices to close for holiday
November 9, 2002
Some area government offices and services will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day.
Cardinals hope to halt Pirates
November 9, 2002
Not many Kansas high school football teams, if any, started with an 0-4 record and still are playing. Kansas City Piper is. The Pirates have won six straight since their miserable beginning and now stand in the path of once-beaten Eudora in the Class 4A state playoffs.
Rested Indians ready to roll
November 9, 2002
Most college football coaches and players would love a weekend off late in the season. Haskell Indian Nations University has had two.
next foe
November 9, 2002
Baker UniversityâÂÂs football squad will play host to Central Methodist College at 1:30 p.m. today at Liston Stadium, the Wildcatsâ 2002 home finale.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital chaplain helps patients cope
November 9, 2002
The Rev. Angela Lowe has a tough job. She has to listen to people âÂÂ:quot; really listen to them âÂÂ:quot; while they try to cope with some of the most difficult times in their lives.
s basketball stops Saint Mary
November 9, 2002
Pedro Dos Santos scored 19 points and had 15 rebounds, leading Baker University to a 101-90 win against Saint Mary on Friday at the Ottawa Classic.
News briefs
November 9, 2002
¢ France: Origin of train fire remains unknown ¢ Afghanistan: U.S. Special Forces kill one attacker ¢ Italy: Italian designer indicted on tax fraud charges ¢ Venezuela: Government, opposition begin reconciliation talk
People
November 9, 2002
¢ Motown house band reaps honors ¢ Eminem riding high and silent ¢ Pinter wins royal recognition ¢ Rocker’s absence leads to melee
Military promises to protect secular Turkey
November 9, 2002
Five days after a party with roots in political Islam won Turkey’s national elections, the head of the strongly secular military issued a statement Friday vowing to “protect the republic against all types of threats, especially fundamentalism and separatist activities.”
New archbishop of Canterbury embroiled in controversy over homosexuality
November 9, 2002
He has not even been enthroned as leader of the Church of England yet, but the next archbishop of Canterbury already is caught in a conflict :quot; between what he believes and what the Anglican Communion teaches on homosexuality.
Work to close part of county road Tuesday
November 9, 2002
Work on a concrete box culvert Tuesday will close a small portion of North 1100 Road about five miles southeast of Lawrence.
Topeka aims to retain high-paying railway jobs
November 9, 2002
Topeka city leaders say they will fight to prevent high-paying railroad jobs from leaving the city. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. is studying whether the railroad giant should consolidate its two locomotive shops.
Fast-food incident by book, police say
No apology to teen cashier who was questioned for three hours about lint
November 9, 2002
A Lawrence police officer did nothing wrong when he took a 17-year-old fast-food cashier downtown for more than three hours of questioning after the officer found something that looked like lint on an order of chicken strips, according to an internal investigation conducted by the Lawrence Police Department.
BU men’s basketball stops Saint Mary
November 9, 2002
Pedro Dos Santos scored 19 points and had 15 rebounds, leading Baker University to a 101-90 win against Saint Mary on Friday at the Ottawa Classic.
Horoscopes
November 9, 2002
Former Michigan players should pay
Real culprits in Wolverines’ booster scandal will remain untouched :quot; ‘and that’s insane’
November 9, 2002
Only in college sports can a school throw the book at itself. And only in college sports do the culprits go free, while someone else pays.
Pollard out 4-6 weeks
November 9, 2002
Sacramento forward Scot Pollard, from Kansas University, will miss four-to-six weeks because of a stress fracture in his lower back.
Wildcats wary of ISUââ /¢s Wa
Cyclonesââ /¢ versatile quarterback presents challenge in match of Big 12 North conte
November 9, 2002
Kansas State doesn’t need anyone to introduce Seneca Wallace. The 12th-ranked Wildcats already know Iowa State’s versatile quarterback well.
Democrats need young voters
November 9, 2002
The woman who left a message on my answering machine a few days ago didn’t mince words: She was sick of hearing about senior citizens during this election campaign.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
November 9, 2002
Prosecutor says teen’s prints only set on rifle in sniper case
Another Maryland shooting linked to two suspects
November 9, 2002
Seventeen-year-old John Lee Malvo’s fingerprints were the only ones found on the rifle used in the sniper attacks, a prosecutor said Friday as authorities linked another Maryland shooting to the two suspects.
Area briefs
November 9, 2002
¢ Cougar Challenge to collect canned items for food bank ¢ Boys and Girls Club, Dillons pair on fund-raiser ¢ Breeder reports theft of six pitbull puppies ¢ Speaker to explore family’s ties to Underground Railroad ¢ Neighborhood consortium gets change in leadership
Sacred Ground
Lawrence Memorial Hospital chaplain helps patients cope
November 9, 2002
The Rev. Angela Lowe has a tough job. She has to listen to people :quot; really listen to them :quot; while they try to cope with some of the most difficult times in their lives.
Central Methodist Wildcats’ next foe
November 9, 2002
Baker University’s football squad will play host to Central Methodist College at 1:30 p.m. today at Liston Stadium, the Wildcats’ 2002 home finale.
James available on PPV
November 9, 2002
Coming soon to cable: LeBron James. The 6-foot-7 senior at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School is considered the nation’s top prep basketball player. If he decides to skip college, he most likely will be a top pick in this spring’s NBA draft.
Edna V. Winter
November 9, 2002
Services for Edna V. Winter, 84, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Winter died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
junior forward after big man completes 12-minute run
November 9, 2002
HeâÂÂs no Jim Ryun, Wes Santee or Glenn Cunningham, but Jeff Graves is a good enough distance runner to join Kansas UniversityâÂÂs menâÂÂs basketball team.
U.N. council adopts new Iraq resolution
November 9, 2002
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday giving weapons inspectors the muscle they need to hunt for illicit weapons in Iraq.
Scouting news
November 9, 2002
Club news
November 9, 2002
Trinity Episcopal event features hearty meals, crafts
November 9, 2002
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church has its Fiesta and Oktoberfest each year. The Lawrence Jewish Community has its annual Blintz Brunch, held last Sunday.
Daily ticker
November 9, 2002
Business Briefcase
November 9, 2002
¢ Wall Street: Pitt: Partisan attacks caused downfall at SEC ¢ Corporate directors: Tyco scraps proposal to keep board members ¢ Charity: Denny’s to donate $1 million to King Center ¢ Earnings: Safeway issues warning
KCC orders Westar to restructure
November 9, 2002
In an unprecedented move, Kansas utility regulators Friday ordered the restructuring of financially troubled Westar Energy Inc., one day after it was rocked by the indictment of its president and chief executive, David Wittig.
Marines celebrate Corps birthday, hear proposal to start service
November 9, 2002
Charles Wright wants to celebrate the Marine Corps’ 227th birthday by starting a Marine Corps League Detachment in Lawrence.
Republican leaders to push for more tax cuts
November 9, 2002
Just when the Federal Reserve is running out of room to lower interest rates to boost the sickly economy, President Bush and his Republican allies hope their bigger numbers in Congress will lead to expanded tax breaks for individuals and businesses.
Trinity Episcopal event features hearty meals, crafts
November 9, 2002
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church has its Fiesta and Oktoberfest each year. The Lawrence Jewish Community has its annual Blintz Brunch, held last Sunday.
FSHS stunned by SM East, 21-17
November 9, 2002
Do you believe in miracles? Shawnee Mission East does. Wide receiver Roy Loren caught a last-ditch pass in the end zone with only :29 on the clock and the Lancers stunned Free State High, 21-17, in the first round of the Class 6A state football playoffs.
Downtown Lawrence store features ‘wearable art’
November 9, 2002
Charlene Schlotzhauer hopes her new downtown Lawrence store teaches people an important lesson about art :quot; it doesn’t just hang from walls.
Officials must put politics aside and work for good of state
November 9, 2002
Crunch time has arrived in Topeka. ThereâÂÂs no more time for posturing or dodging the issues confronting the state. Kansas and its residents are facing a financial crisis, and how this challenge is addressed is likely, to a significant degree, to determine the near-term strength of the state as well as its longer-term future.
FSHS parents meeting
November 9, 2002
Parents of Free State High students who will participate in winter sports are urged to attend an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the schoolâÂÂs main gym.
News briefs
November 9, 2002
¢ California: Last SLA suspected arrested ¢ Washington, D.C.: Pentagon trying to find who released suspects’ photos ¢ Washington, D.C.: Troops may chase terrorists, even without OK from locals
Kane learning on job
Freshman linebacker making most of opportunities
November 9, 2002
Kevin Kane is inexperienced and undersized. That didn’t stop the freshman linebacker from notching a team-high 12 tackles in Kansas University’s 64-0 loss to Kansas State last Saturday.
Women candidates face new obstacles
November 9, 2002
There was a time when women used to talk about looking for “skirts” among the “suits” at a Senate hearing or in a governor’s office. So what do you say about a year when the fashion statement of the typical female candidate was a pants suit?
Bloomberg using his own money to help with New York City finances
November 9, 2002
While other politicians might retire to a back room of a restaurant to work out a budget deal, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has done them one better: He flew two key legislative leaders last week to his palatial Bermuda estate aboard his corporate jet, at his own expense.
Nebraska coach praises Lord
Junior quarterback has Huskers’ running game back on fast track following slow start
November 9, 2002
This isn’t the way things are supposed to go at Nebraska. NU is the third-winningest team in college football history. Entering today’s game against Kansas, the Cornhuskers are the fourth-best team in the Big 12 Conference North.
Book discussion slated
November 9, 2002
So many great Kansas University men’s basketball teams. So much to learn about them.
Kansas football has work to do
November 9, 2002
The Kansas University football situation is even worse than some preseason pessimists figured. As for those of us who dared to dream that the Mark Mangino Jayhawks might win four or five games : boy, are we rubbing our tear-dimmed eyes.