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Record-tying heat and chance of rain in Lawrence forecast
October 1, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 9:17 a.m.) If you like hot, muggy weather, this will be your day record-tying high temperatures are expected again for the Lawrence area. But the hot weather won’t linger long. Rain and cooler temperatures are in the forecast for the next few days.
Classifications unchanged for city, area schools
October 1, 2002
No city or area schools have changed classifications for the 2002-2003 academic year, according to enrollment numbers released by the Kansas State High School Activities Assn.
LHS player of the week: Chris Fulton
October 1, 2002
Class: Senior HT: 6-1 WT: 180
streak intact
October 1, 2002
Last weekend, Kansas University traveled to Tulsa, Okla., and extended the nation’s longest losing streak with a 43-33 victory against the Golden Hurricane. “We didn’t want to be the team that ended the streak,” said KU football coach Mark Mangino, whose team handed Tulsa its 15th straight loss.
Concerns spur additional air quality testing at courthouse, judicial center
October 1, 2002
Douglas County officials are ordering a new round of tests to sniff out possible air-quality problems at the Douglas County Courthouse and Judicial and Law Enforcement Center. The pending tests  expected to be conducted within three or four weeks  are in response to complaints from dozens of county employees in the two buildings, both of which have been undergoing renovations in recent months.
Pembroke Hill stops LHS
October 1, 2002
Pembroke Hill’s soccer team scored four first-half goals and rolled to a 6-0 victory against Lawrence High on Monday.
FSHS player of week: Dain Dillingham
October 1, 2002
Class: Junior HT: 6-1 WT: 185
6Sports video report: KU women’s soccer plays to tie against Cornhuskers
October 1, 2002
6Sports reports on KU’s first non-loss soccer game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
6Sports video report: Whittemore’s performace makes him number five all time
October 1, 2002
6Sports reports on last Saturday’s KU football game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
97 to keep neighborhood schools open
October 1, 2002
They campaigned saying they would stand firm against closing Lawrence schools. And Leni Salkind and Austin Turney, elected to the Lawrence school board in 1997 with the backing of a save-the-schools coalition, said Monday they still believed in neighborhood schools.
Kansas agencies get money for improvements
October 1, 2002
The logo representing Kansas’ response to the threat of bioterrorism shows a man riding a speeding horse. Somehow, image hasn’t caught up with reality.
Griffin Technologies CEO hopes SecuriKey locks company into future success
October 1, 2002
Bennett Griffin, president and CEO of Lawrence-based Griffin Technologies, believes he has a new computer gadget that offers parents something they’ve only dreamed about  the upper hand.
Area briefs
October 1, 2002
KU blood drive this week Topekan gets probation in accidental shooting death Identity theft arrest made Crop Walk raises money to fight world hunger Perry Lake at record low Events help raise awareness of domestic violence KU official to speak at Hispanic Heritage event
Doctors happy McDonald’s, Frito-Lay cutting worst form of fat
October 1, 2002
Dr. Sarah Blumenschein sees a pattern in the overweight children who come to her clinic: They snack more often and they eat out more often especially at fast-food restaurants.
Pembroke Hill stops LHS
October 1, 2002
Pembroke Hill’s soccer team scored four first-half goals and rolled to a 6-0 victory against Lawrence High on Monday.
Receiver makes life easier for Berner
October 1, 2002
It seemed like all Free State High quarterback Matt Berner had to do was lob the ball up in the air last Friday. Didn’t matter where, just some place near receiver Dain Dillingham and he’d take care of the rest.
Monday’s temperature breaks 50-year record
October 1, 2002
Despite a season that’s supposed to mean sweaters and hot cider, Monday’s temperature reached 93 degrees breaking the previous record of 92 degrees set in 1952.
Borrowers beware
Internet databases help track plagiarized papers
October 1, 2002
Chicago librarian Jane Prestebak was suspicious that a student had copied an assignment off the Internet. “He said he had spacing problems and couldn’t get the margins to an inch,” Prestebak says.
Teacher tickled ivories, touched hearts
October 1, 2002
Juanita Strait’s ear for music was well-known in Lawrence for nearly 60 years. She was a gifted pianist, piano teacher and choir director.
S. Greenwood
October 1, 2002
Topeka  Memorial services for Pauline “Pat” S. Greenwood, 95, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Congregational Church in Topeka. Private burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Greenwood died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at a Topeka retirement home.
Free State defeats city rival with shuffled lineup at tennis triangular
October 1, 2002
Two events into a stretch of five competitions in eight days, Free State High tennis coach Jon Renberger shuffled his lineup for Monday’s triangular at Lawrence High.
Receiver makes life easier for Berner
October 1, 2002
It seemed like all Free State High quarterback Matt Berner had to do was lob the ball up in the air last Friday. Didn’t matter where, just some place near receiver Dain Dillingham and he’d take care of the rest.
secondary making strides
October 1, 2002
It was a perfect opportunity for some youngsters to quickly grow up. Lawrence High’s 42-28 football victory last week against Olathe South certainly tested the instincts and talents of the Lions’ secondary.
Firebirds third
October 1, 2002
Free State High’s girls golf team placed third at the seven-team Shawnee Mission North Invitational scramble on Monday.
Representative defends letter
October 1, 2002
A group dedicated to increasing public school funding is taking on state Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin, one of the most influential lawmakers in Kansas on education issues.
American Leage Division Series
October 1, 2002
Remains of WWII fliers recovered in Himalayas headed home
October 1, 2002
Lost to their country and their families, they lay on a lonely Himalayan mountainside for six decades enough time for their war to end and others to begin, for children to grow and have their own children, for the enemy they were fighting to become a friend again.
West Nile hits Kansas horses
October 1, 2002
That the horse ate carrots was a comforting sign. About 1 a.m. Monday, Susan Kraus drove from her Lawrence home to a stable outside of town to visit Aladdin, a horse who has been a part of the family for the last three years.
Daily Ticker
October 1, 2002
Banning ‘piecemeal’ development unpopular with property owners
October 1, 2002
Planning officials are considering a new rule they say would end “piecemeal” development and help the city better decide future placement of streets, sewers and other infrastructure elements.
Dylan tour movies for sale
1960s footage released after decades in drummer’s garage
October 1, 2002
Home movies aren’t supposed to be this cool: footage of Bob Dylan goofing around at Hamlet’s castle. The Beatles taking the stage in 1964.
Area teenagers find ice skating a cool activity
October 1, 2002
When you think of Kansas, ice skating is not one of the first outdoor activities that comes to mind. But it is an activity that is growing in popularity here in America’s heartland, even with Lawrence students who face a long drive to do what they love.
Outdated rule
October 1, 2002
Why is the federal Department of Education citing Baker University for not adhering to rules that the department knows are outdated and is planning to change?
Teacher tickled ivories, touched hearts
October 1, 2002
Juanita Strait’s ear for music was well-known in Lawrence for nearly 60 years. She was a gifted pianist, piano teacher and choir director.
Firebirds third
October 1, 2002
Free State High’s girls golf team placed third at the seven-team Shawnee Mission North Invitational scramble on Monday.
Local briefs
October 1, 2002
Crime: Suspect in KU student’s slaying to remain jailed Higher education: New KU course schedule only available online State: Sneak preview of statue for Capitol here Saturday
Concerns spur additional air quality testing at courthouse, judicial center
October 1, 2002
Douglas County officials are ordering a new round of tests to sniff out possible air-quality problems at the Douglas County Courthouse and Judicial and Law Enforcement Center. The pending tests expected to be conducted within three or four weeks are in response to complaints from dozens of county employees in the two buildings, both of which have been undergoing renovations in recent months.
Briefcase
October 1, 2002
Qwest Communications: Telecom leaders face New York lawsuit Aviation: Vanguard preparing to liquidate company Wireless industry: Sprint names PCS leader Mutual Funds: Fidelity to cut work force
National League Division Series
October 1, 2002
KU scouting walk-ons
October 1, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will conduct walk-on try-outs beginning at 8 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Studies under way on sterilizing blood
October 1, 2002
Several hundred transfusion recipients around the country adults undergoing heart surgery and children with certain inherited anemias are being enrolled in a bold experiment: They’ll receive donated blood that has essentially been sterilized.
Town begins funerals for bank slaying victims
October 1, 2002
Rob Bryant buried his bride of seven weeks Monday in the first of five funerals resulting from last week’s bank robbery in this small Nebraska town.
s temperature breaks 50-year record
October 1, 2002
Despite a season that’s supposed to mean sweaters and hot cider, Monday’s temperature reached 93 degrees  breaking the previous record of 92 degrees set in 1952.
Briefly
October 1, 2002
Virginia: Moussaoui trial postponed Cayman Islands: Hurricane Lili hits St. Louis: Miss Cleo’s bosses indicted Washington, D.C.: Ozone hole shrinks, splits
Attendance drops 6.1 percent
Baseball suffers second straight decline, biggest decrease since 1994-95 strike
October 1, 2002
Average attendance in the major leagues dropped 6.1 percent this year, its second straight decline and the biggest decrease since the season after the 1994-95 strike. This year’s average of 28,168 was the majors’ lowest since 1996 and was down from 30,012 last year, according to figures compiled by the commissioner’s office.
St. Louis on roll
Arizona up against sentimental favorite
October 1, 2002
The Arizona Diamondbacks won the World Series last year by beating the New York Yankees, the nation’s sentimental favorite.
Bioterror funds roll in
Kansas agencies get money for improvements
October 1, 2002
The logo representing Kansas’ response to the threat of bioterrorism shows a man riding a speeding horse. Somehow, image hasn’t caught up with reality.
development unpopular with property owners
October 1, 2002
Planning officials are considering a new rule they say would end “piecemeal” development and help the city better decide future placement of streets, sewers and other infrastructure elements.
West Nile hits Kansas horses
October 1, 2002
That the horse ate carrots was a comforting sign. About 1 a.m. Monday, Susan Kraus drove from her Lawrence home to a stable outside of town to visit Aladdin, a horse who has been a part of the family for the last three years.
Sixth Street expansion work to march through symbol of autumn beauty
October 1, 2002
The bulldozers are coming. And Bill Naff and his wife, Darlene, are trying to persuade state highway officials to spare a giant maple tree in their front yard that each fall dazzles passersby with its startling mix of red, gold and orange leaves.
People
October 1, 2002
West meets East Actor’s health overhauled Motherhood Moss’ new style Raymond wants to go out on top
Lawrence firm touts new security device
Griffin Technologies CEO hopes SecuriKey locks company into future success
October 1, 2002
Bennett Griffin, president and CEO of Lawrence-based Griffin Technologies, believes he has a new computer gadget that offers parents something they’ve only dreamed about the upper hand.
Local man has interest in Husker QB battle
Alvamar superintendent uncle of Nebraska backup
October 1, 2002
If there is indeed a quarterback controversy at Nebraska and it appears there is at least one Lawrence resident favors sophomore Mike Stuntz instead of junior Jammal Lord.
Lyle W. Waechter
October 1, 2002
Mexico, Mo. Â Services for Lyle W. Waechter, 66, Mexico, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Mexico. Burial will be in St. Brendan Catholic Church Cemetery. Mr. Waechter died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia.
Henry Lee Kirk
October 1, 2002
Topeka  Memorial services for Henry Lee Kirk, 67, Topeka, will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship in Topeka. A private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Kirk died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at a Topeka hospice house.
Fay H. Seetin
October 1, 2002
Perry  Services for Fay H. Seetin, 88, Perry, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Perry United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Perry. Mr. Seetin died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002 at his home.
Briefly
October 1, 2002
Baltimore: Judge dismisses cell phone lawsuit Washington, D.C.: HIV-prevention groups cite federal ‘witch hunt’ Texas: Mother of octuplets gives birth again Boston: Hundreds of janitors walk out on strike
Baseball briefs
October 1, 2002
Marlins’ employee asked to carry drugs Mexican billionaire wants to buy Angels Gonzalez undergoes shoulder surgery Labor deal signing pushed back to today Three Rangers declare Karros to undergo MRI Larkin has surgery
NFL notes
October 1, 2002
Jets bench Testaverde Holdman out for season Saints’ Stallworth sitting Allen’s ankle ailing Dolphins’ Johnson hurt Two Titans injured Webb out for season
In the halls
October 1, 2002
On the record
October 1, 2002
Judge rules in favor of Bush daughter
October 1, 2002
A judge ruled Monday that staff at the drug rehab center where Gov. Jeb Bush’s daughter is receiving treatment do not have to answer police questions about a piece of crack allegedly found in her shoe.
Democratic incumbent drops N.J. Senate bid
October 1, 2002
Dogged by questions about his ethics and falling in the polls, Democratic Sen. Robert Torricelli abruptly dropped his bid for a second term Monday, throwing a twist into the battle for the Senate just five weeks before Election Day.
Trial opens in ‘77 slaying
October 1, 2002
Former hippie guru Ira Einhorn went on trial Monday on charges he murdered his girlfriend, with a prosecutor accusing the 1970s icon of having a “bizarre philosophy of violence” and a history of mistreating women.
League parity again creating big surprises
October 1, 2002
The St. Louis Rams, thought to be above and beyond everyone else when the season began, are 0-4. The San Diego Chargers, who lost their last nine games a year ago, are 4-0.
Ravens rip Broncos
McAlister has 108-yard score in romp
October 1, 2002
Winless no more, the Baltimore Ravens made a mockery of the unbeaten Denver Broncos long before Chris McAlister taunted them during the longest play in NFL history.
Rams’ Warner out 8-to-10 weeks
Martin will start Sunday for 0-4 St. Louis
October 1, 2002
It’ll be December before the St. Louis Rams, hurting with an 0-4 start, get their MVP quarterback back. Kurt Warner will be sidelined 8-to-10 weeks because the pinkie on his throwing hand is broken in two places, and will have surgery this morning.
Twins survived wild year
October 1, 2002
It’s the playoff series the baseball hierarchy never expected to see: two small-market teams making it big. Just months ago, the Minnesota Twins were destined for elimination. And the Oakland Athletics, well, they just keep finding a way to get by and win on a low budget.
LHS player of the week: Chris Fulton
October 1, 2002
FSHS player of week: Dain Dillingham
October 1, 2002
Lions’ secondary making strides
October 1, 2002
It was a perfect opportunity for some youngsters to quickly grow up. Lawrence High’s 42-28 football victory last week against Olathe South certainly tested the instincts and talents of the Lions’ secondary.
Recruits mulling options
KU awaiting picks of Wilkes, Padgett
October 1, 2002
Two high-profile high school basketball prospects considering Kansas are expected to give verbal commitments to colleges this week.
No. 1 is obvious, but who’s No. 2?
Miami’s victim uh, opponent in Fiesta Bowl should provide drama during next two months
October 1, 2002
World War I had “The Guns Of August,” a book about how the war to end all wars started. If someone was to write a book about the 2002 college football season, the publisher could call it “The Losses Of September”.
Jordan balks at backup role
Wizards’ aging phenom probably won’t play in exhibitions
October 1, 2002
Michael Jordan isn’t ready to give up his spot in the starting lineup just yet. Jordan said Monday he’ll keep an “open mind” about the possibility of playing this season as a backup for the Washington Wizards, but he would prefer to be on the floor at tipoff.
Salkind, Turney see consolidation in new light
Board members campaigned in ‘97 to keep neighborhood schools open
October 1, 2002
They campaigned saying they would stand firm against closing Lawrence schools. And Leni Salkind and Austin Turney, elected to the Lawrence school board in 1997 with the backing of a save-the-schools coalition, said Monday they still believed in neighborhood schools.
Baby boomers fight Hollywood ageism
October 1, 2002
Many Americans appear to be fed up with Hollywood’s obsession with youth and grosses. This summer, audiences seemed to tire of blockbusters, with such highly hyped movies as “XXX” and “Men in Black II” opening big and dropping significantly in subsequent weeks.
Less Than Perfect’ an apt title
October 1, 2002
Why do the networks make a critic’s life so easy? Calling a sitcom “Less Than Perfect” (8:30 p.m., ABC) all but invites cheap jabs about its shortcomings. And “Less Than Perfect” has its share.
Sorting the unwanted e-mail
October 1, 2002
I received a very nice invitation the other day to play poker with Wendy O’Brien. I enjoy poker and briefly considered the offer, as I hadn’t played in a long time. But there was one small problem: I have no idea who Wendy O’Brien is.
Sharpton criticism misplaced
October 1, 2002
He’s back. The Rev. Al Sharpton, fresh from his recent campaign to help Michael Jackson make the world safe for white blacks everywhere, has undertaken a new crusade. He wants to cut “Barbershop.”
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
October 1, 2002
Wrong route
October 1, 2002
School needs
October 1, 2002
Kickoff set for CU game
October 1, 2002
Kickoff for Kansas University’s homecoming football game against Colorado will be at 1 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Memorial Stadium.
Incumbent Tanner under fire
Representative defends letter; education group endorses opponent
October 1, 2002
A group dedicated to increasing public school funding is taking on state Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin, one of the most influential lawmakers in Kansas on education issues.
Sixth Street expansion work to march through symbol of autumn beauty
October 1, 2002
The bulldozers are coming. And Bill Naff and his wife, Darlene, are trying to persuade state highway officials to spare a giant maple tree in their front yard that each fall dazzles passersby with its startling mix of red, gold and orange leaves.
Documents show U.S. sent pathogen samples to Iraq
October 1, 2002
Iraq’s bioweapons program that President Bush wants to eradicate got its start with help from Uncle Sam two decades ago, according to government records getting new scrutiny in light of the discussion of war against Iraq.
School memories
October 1, 2002
Democrats on wrong side of Iraq debate
October 1, 2002
Hitler found “Lord Haw Haw” William Joyce, who broadcast German propaganda to Britain during the Second World War in the dregs of British extremism. But Saddam Hussein finds American collaborators among senior congressional Democrats.
Outdated rule
October 1, 2002
Why is the federal Department of Education citing Baker University for not adhering to rules that the department knows are outdated and is planning to change?
Retirement home’ for lab chimps planned
October 1, 2002
Finally, after more than four decades of public service, it’s retirement time for Rita.
Children’s pedestrian death rate falls in ‘90s
October 1, 2002
The rate at which children were hit and killed in traffic was cut almost in half during the 1990s as fewer children walked to school and improvements in traffic safety prevented deaths, according to a report to be released today.
Firebirds net victories against Lions, Hawks
Free State defeats city rival with shuffled lineup at tennis triangular
October 1, 2002
Two events into a stretch of five competitions in eight days, Free State High tennis coach Jon Renberger shuffled his lineup for Monday’s triangular at Lawrence High.
Ruling pending on confined feeding rules
October 1, 2002
In a case closely watched across rural Kansas, a decision on whether Norton County commissioners can legally impose stricter rules on confined feeding operations is now in the hands of a judge.
Nuke waste case decided against Nebraska
October 1, 2002
Former Gov. Ben Nelson purposely submarined plans to build a waste dump for low-level radioactive waste in Nebraska, a federal judge ruled Monday and ordered the state to pay $151 million in damages.
Cuban officials strike food deals with U.S.
October 1, 2002
New American food sales to communist Cuba reached nearly $75 million at an agribusiness fair aimed at whetting the island’s appetite for U.S. farm products and chipping away at the 40-year trade embargo.
Cessna announces 400 job cuts at Wichita facility
October 1, 2002
Cessna announced Monday it was laying off 400 workers after it failed to get enough takers for voluntary buyouts. The company said in June it hoped to reduce its work force by about 900 people through voluntary buyouts.
Jayhawks hope to keep Bears’ streak intact
October 1, 2002
Last weekend, Kansas University traveled to Tulsa, Okla., and extended the nation’s longest losing streak with a 43-33 victory against the Golden Hurricane. “We didn’t want to be the team that ended the streak,” said KU football coach Mark Mangino, whose team handed Tulsa its 15th straight loss.
Angels end drought
October 1, 2002
The Anaheim Angels waited 16 years to get back to the playoffs and the same intimidating guy is waiting there to stop them.
U.N., Iraqis hash out plans
October 1, 2002
U.N. weapons inspectors demanded the right to roam freely around Saddam Hussein’s palaces and other suspect sites when they opened talks with the Iraqis Monday on the logistics of a possible return to Baghdad.
Indexes post dismal quarter
October 1, 2002
Disappointed by news of frail consumer spending, investors sold stocks sharply lower again Monday, pulling the Dow Jones industrials down by triple digits for the second straight session.
Dole calls Taff right man for right time in Congress
October 1, 2002
Former Sen. Bob Dole offered his political wit and endorsement Monday morning to Republican Adam Taff’s campaign for Congress, calling the veteran Navy pilot the right man for the right time in Congress.
Lyle W. Waechter
October 1, 2002
Fay H. Seetin
October 1, 2002
Westar exemption unlikely
GOP support dropped for utility company plan
October 1, 2002
Amid a federal probe of Westar Energy Inc., key Republicans dropped support for a special regulatory exemption for the troubled Kansas utility company. The withdrawal of support virtually ensures the break will not survive.
West Coast port lockout threatens economy
October 1, 2002
Cargo ships lay at anchor offshore, waiting to be unloaded, and trucks with fresh produce lined up Monday outside West Coast ports after dockworkers were locked out in a dispute that could cost the U.S. economy $1 billion a day.
Pauline ‘Pat’ S. Greenwood
October 1, 2002
Love’s lawsuit settlement clears way for Nirvana release
October 1, 2002
Grunge singer-turned-actress Courtney Love and Vivendi Universal Music Group, the world’s largest record conglomerate, announced settlement Monday of their lawsuits against each other with a deal that allows the music firm to release songs by her late husband’s band, Nirvana.
Journal-World looking to rename page
October 1, 2002
The Journal-World’s Teen Advisory Board is still looking for a new name for our 18 & Under page.
Henry Lee Kirk
October 1, 2002
Classifications unchanged for city, area schools
October 1, 2002
No city or area schools have changed classifications for the 2002-2003 academic year, according to enrollment numbers released by the Kansas State High School Activities Assn.
Green, Chiefs impressive in win against Miami
October 1, 2002
Their offense has scored more points than any other team in the NFL, and only two other teams in the league have given up more points. Altogether, the offensively powerful and defensively-challenged Kansas City Chiefs are probably just where they ought to be thus far in this unpredictable season 2-2.
Like first base coach, Royals never knew what hit them
Squad befuddled by franchise record 100 losses; local fans quickly losing interest in once-proud club
October 1, 2002
When they storm the field and attack your first-base coach, it’s a bad year. Like Tom Gamboa, who was blindsided by a shirtless father and son in Chicago, the woeful Royals of 2002 never knew what hit them.
Tampa’s McRae, Tigers’ Pujols fired
Former KC legend accepts position as Devil Rays’ assistant to GM
October 1, 2002
Managers Hal McRae of Tampa Bay and Luis Pujols of Detroit were fired Monday after their teams tied for the worst record in the major leagues. The Devil Rays and Tigers each finished 55-106. But neither McRae nor Pujols was completely to blame, insisted the men who fired them.
6News video report: State officials to test air quality
October 1, 2002
6News reports on the air quality tests that will be done in the Douglas County courthouse and the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center.
6News video report: Land owner ready to fight to save tree
October 1, 2002
6News reports on the 100 year-old red maple tree that is in danger due to the proposed expansion of highway 40.
6News video report: Dole gives vote of confidence to Taff
October 1, 2002
6News reports on former Kansas senator Bob Dole’s visit back to Kansas to support Congressional candidate Adam Taff.