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Turnpike accident stalls traffic
October 2, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 10:04 a.m.) A wreck Wednesday morning on the Kansas Turnpike west of Lawrence had traffic backed up in the westbound lanes.
Up to two inches of rain expected by Friday
October 2, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 5:24 p.m.) A weather system passing across the area was quenching thirsty lawns and fields Wednesday in the Lawrence area. And it should continue through Thursday into Friday afternoon, says Ross Janssen, 6News meteorologist.
Cole hooked on fishing, football
October 2, 2002
Standing on the deck of a charter boat in the Florida Keys, gazing into the deep blue sea with a fishing pole cradled in his hands  life gets no better than this for Kansas University linebacker Greg Cole.
Board president says decisions will be filtered by reality
October 2, 2002
As much as $32 million could be spent to rebuild classrooms and sports facilities for high school students in the Lawrence district, according to proposals to be considered today by school board members.
Turnpike accident stalls traffic
October 2, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 10:04 a.m.) A wreck Wednesday morning on the Kansas Turnpike west of Lawrence had traffic backed up in the westbound lanes.
Bechard dismayed despite sweep of UMKC
October 2, 2002
A win’s a win, or so the saying goes. Sometimes, it just isn’t pretty. Kansas University’s volleyball team defeated Missouri-Kansas City, three games to none (30-22, 30-27, 30-25) Tuesday at Horejsi Center, ending the Jayhawks’ nonconference season unbeaten at 9-0.
McAnderson earned his 2,000-plus yards
October 2, 2002
Brandon McAnderson might have eclipsed 2,000 career rushing yards, but with the way the Lawrence High senior runs the ball, it probably felt more like 3,000.
Mangino: Duncan hobbled by hamstring
October 2, 2002
Mark Mangino doesn’t like to talk about injuries. He must dislike being asked about them even more. Kansas University’s football coach broke his own policy at his Tuesday news conference and revealed that junior running back Reggie Duncan has a hamstring injury.
October 2, 2002
It was like a crescendo, a loud sound getting louder. The lights cut out. A tremendous wind whooshed through, knocking people off their feet. And in eight seconds, the north tower of the World Trade Center was rubble.
t always paint full picture
October 2, 2002
Despite months of campaigning, Democrat Kathleen Sebelius and Republican Tim Shallenburger will personally meet only a fraction of Kansas voters in their race for governor.
Hall humanities center to have Powerhouse home
October 2, 2002
The oldest building on Kansas University’s campus will be partly demolished to make way for a new Hall Center for the Humanities, officials said Tuesday.
Commissioners tell staff to resolve price with Rubenstein Real Estate
October 2, 2002
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday ordered city staffers and property owners at the southeast corner of 31st and Iowa streets to continue negotiating land purchases for road improvements at the intersection.
s soybeans suffering from drought
October 2, 2002
Douglas County farmers have completed about one-third of their soybean harvest, and it is being characterized as well below average by area agriculture experts. Douglas County extension agent Bill Wood estimated the county’s soybean crop may average only 15 bushels an acre compared with usual yields of about 35 bushels per acre.
Padgett commits to KU
October 2, 2002
Both Rivalshoops.com and theinsiders.com are reporting that 6-11, 240-pound Reno (Nev.) High senior forward David Padgett has verbally committed to play his college basketball at Kansas.
Lecompton urged to dampen fireworks ban idea
October 2, 2002
Talk of banning fireworks in Lawrence should be doused, a Douglas County commissioner says, and he’s looking for folks in Lecompton to help. Jere McElhaney, commission chairman, tonight will ask members of the Lecompton City Council to fuel opposition to any plan that would snuff out fireworks in Lawrence.
NFL briefs
October 2, 2002
Rams QB Warner undergoes surgery Jets CB charged NFL defends record of minority hiring Rodgers can avoid jail Bucs sign three
City briefs
October 2, 2002
Fund-raiser supports Nigerian culture, scholarship fund Scholar of men’s topics plans speech today at KU KU, HINU receive grants
Multimillion-dollar fixes posed for high schools
Board president says decisions will be filtered by reality
October 2, 2002
As much as $32 million could be spent to rebuild classrooms and sports facilities for high school students in the Lawrence district, according to proposals to be considered today by school board members.
Disappointed’ owner cans Valentine
Mets’ Wilpon seeking someone to motivate, jump-start high-priced squad
October 2, 2002
Manager Bobby Valentine was fired by the New York Mets on Tuesday, two days after they finished last in the National League East and two seasons after the team reached the World Series.
Giants ready for Braves
Bonds and Co. eager for shot at Atlanta in divisional series
October 2, 2002
Barry Bonds cradled the 3-week-old child in his arms, joking that he’d teach him the right way to play the game. Listen to me, he said, not your old man. “He wouldn’t even let me hold my own kid,” Gary Sheffield said, grinning.
LHS back relishes reputation
McAnderson earned his 2,000-plus yards
October 2, 2002
Brandon McAnderson might have eclipsed 2,000 career rushing yards, but with the way the Lawrence High senior runs the ball, it probably felt more like 3,000.
Manning to open own car wash
Former Kansas, LHS standout awaiting call from NBA
October 2, 2002
Danny Manning was in Lawrence not one of 29 cities with NBA teams as preseason training camps opened Tuesday throughout the country.
NBA Roundup: Questions abound in Knicks’ camp
In addition to Sprewell’s mysterious hand injury, New York also without Houston, Thomas
October 2, 2002
New York Knicks president Scott Layden refused Tuesday to discuss details of Latrell Sprewell’s hand injury, just one of the problems the team faced as it opened training camp.
Applebee’s didn’t order ad during ‘Gay Weddings’
October 2, 2002
The Applebee’s restaurant group, which drew fire from a conservative Christian organization for advertising on the Bravo reality miniseries “Gay Weddings,” said the ad ran by mistake.
Survey indicates drought hurting Midwest economy
October 2, 2002
Drought in Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas, along with overall weakness in the national economy, is hurting business in the Midwest, according to an economist who has surveyed company officials in a nine-state region.
Farmers harvesting ‘poor’ crop
County’s soybeans suffering from drought
October 2, 2002
Douglas County farmers have completed about one-third of their soybean harvest, and it is being characterized as well below average by area agriculture experts. Douglas County extension agent Bill Wood estimated the county’s soybean crop may average only 15 bushels an acre compared with usual yields of about 35 bushels per acre.
Mother faces prison term in party-related fatalities
October 2, 2002
In a case that ups the ante for parents who turn a blind eye to underage drinking, a woman could get up to 15 years in prison for a deadly auto accident caused by a teenager who was drunk when he left a party at her house.
Nebraska plans to appeal ruling on nuclear dump
October 2, 2002
The day after a judge said Nebraska must pay $151 million for blocking construction of a waste dump for low-level radioactive waste, the state filed notice it would appeal the ruling.
On the record
October 2, 2002
U.S. right to pursue Iraq war
October 2, 2002
People opposed to the liberation of Iraq have deceived themselves about the following: There is not sufficient proof that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction or that he is willing to use them (there is and he is); the United States will suffer large numbers of casualties (that’s what they said about the Gulf War in 1991, and it didn’t); America will enrage Muslims and Arabs around the world (they’re already enraged, as 9-11 proved).
Historical update
October 2, 2002
Haggling continues for 31st, Iowa land
Commissioners tell staff to resolve price with Rubenstein Real Estate
October 2, 2002
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday ordered city staffers and property owners at the southeast corner of 31st and Iowa streets to continue negotiating land purchases for road improvements at the intersection.
Anna Grace Copp
October 2, 2002
Governor hopefuls’ ads bend the facts
Analysis shows candidates’ spots don’t always paint full picture
October 2, 2002
Despite months of campaigning, Democrat Kathleen Sebelius and Republican Tim Shallenburger will personally meet only a fraction of Kansas voters in their race for governor.
Doris R. Martin
October 2, 2002
Bryant services
October 2, 2002
Briefcase
October 2, 2002
Finance: Salina bank plans to locate in Lawrence Economy: Building activity declines Wall Street: Dow up 340 points Telecommunications: WorldCom wins approval to boost severance pay
Anna Grace Copp
October 2, 2002
Graveside services for Anna Grace Copp, 87, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Copp died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Lakeview Manor.
No boats at Coffey
October 2, 2002
Coffey County Lake, located adjacent to the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant near Burlington, has been closed to boat fishing because of low water levels. The lake remains open to bank fishing. For updated information, call (320) 364-2475.
Grosdidier, Lucas tied for third
October 2, 2002
Mike Grosdidier of Baldwin and teammate Gary Lucas of Topeka were tied for third place Tuesday after the second round of the Kansas Mid Amateur Team Championship at Kansas City Country Clu
s ComposTumbler waste of time, energy, money
October 2, 2002
Every week lately, when I’ve emerged from the den after writing my column, I’ve been met with a cold, hard stare and the question, “Did you do it yet? Did you finally come clean?”
George D. Pflaum
October 2, 2002
Eudora  Services for George D. Pflaum, 66, DeSoto, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Church, Eudora. A graveside service will follow in DeSoto Cemetery. Mr. Pflaum died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
W. Arlyn West
October 2, 2002
Services for W. Arlyn West, 60, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private burial will be in Silent City Cemetery, DeSoto. Mr. West died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
People
October 2, 2002
Candidate gets shoe of support Rock wins stunt rights Pamela, Tommy Lee close to deal Rosie sued by publisher
More students balk at animal dissection
October 2, 2002
Increasing numbers of students are asking to opt out of the science class ritual of dissecting frogs or fetal pigs, branding the practice cruel and insisting they can learn as much from computer simulations.
Narron fired after third last-place finish
October 2, 2002
Jerry Narron was fired as manager of the Texas Rangers on Tuesday after the team’s third straight last-place finish in the AL West.
FSHS tennis 3rd at Aquinas meet
October 2, 2002
Free State High’s girls tennis team took third at the Overland Park Aquinas Invitational on Tuesday behind a title from the No. 1 doubles team of Lacey Luina and Emily Loewen.
PBS goes on the road with Willie
October 2, 2002
“American Masters” (8 p.m., PBS) opens its 17th season with “Willie Nelson: Still is Still Moving,” an affectionate look at the singer, songwriter and actor whose appeal crosses musical and generational boundaries.
Bush actions show resolve on Saddam
October 2, 2002
When it comes to the Bush administration’s foreign policy, it’s best to heed John Mitchell’s classic advice: Watch what we do, not what we say.
Restroom video case ended by plea
October 2, 2002
On the same day he was to go on trial, a Lawrence man decided to plead no contest to charges he covertly videotaped five women in the bathroom of an Ottawa restaurant.
Leaders see large cuts looming
October 2, 2002
The state must cut at least another $100 million from its current budget to avoid having a deficit on June 30, legislative leaders said Tuesday.
Tennis courts open at Sport 2 Sport
October 2, 2002
Community members are welcome to use the new indoor tennis courts at Sport 2 Sport, 5200 Clinton Parkway.
for flavor
October 2, 2002
At the heart of Vermont Street BBQ’s kitchen stands a gleaming, stainless steel Southern Pride meat smoker from Marion, Ill.
Tennis courts open at Sport 2 Sport
October 2, 2002
Community members are welcome to use the new indoor tennis courts at Sport 2 Sport, 5200 Clinton Parkway.
KU prospects to declare college choices today
October 2, 2002
Two Kansas University basketball prospects will make their college choices public today.
Lesson of history
October 2, 2002
Cooking Q&A: Safety tips for tailgaters
October 2, 2002
Pickling preserves harvest
October 2, 2002
For many, the idea of pickling conjures up images of hours spent canning or coping with huge quantities of food and the proverbial pickle barrel. They question why you should exert the effort when there’s a seemingly endless array of pickles and relishes in the supermarket.
U.S. plotting Iraq transition
October 2, 2002
The Bush administration has quietly begun planning the transition to a new government in Baghdad, built around a leader emerging from inside Iraq and a foreign military presence flexible enough to meet challenges in the country’s three distinct regions, according to senior administration officials.
Bush fears Senate plan will tie his hands
October 2, 2002
President Bush criticized a proposed Senate compromise on his Iraq war resolution Tuesday, saying it would tie his hands. Congressional leaders intensified efforts to find common ground ahead of a potentially divisive Senate debate but said differences remained.
Car barrels into bakery-deli
October 2, 2002
Hyman Jarrett was still shaking Tuesday night. The 31-year-old Lawrence man was enjoying lunch Tuesday afternoon at Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe when a Honda Accord surged through a restaurant window and struck his leg, knocking him to the floor.
College briefs
October 2, 2002
NU’s Solich to wait on quarterback decision Husker back Collins has eligibility restored Terps’ Perry out? Vandy QB suspended
Baseball briefs
October 2, 2002
Tigers get permission to interview Trammell Pirates’ Freeman leaves for Padres Cubs waive reliever Dodgers’ Jordan has successful surgery Two plead guilty to robbing Sabathia
Unwelcome guest crashes late-afternoon lunch
Car barrels into bakery-deli; no serious injuries reported
October 2, 2002
Hyman Jarrett was still shaking Tuesday night. The 31-year-old Lawrence man was enjoying lunch Tuesday afternoon at Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe when a Honda Accord surged through a restaurant window and struck his leg, knocking him to the floor.
Suits start against landlord charged for eavesdropping
October 2, 2002
Former residents of a Lawrence apartment building will tell a Douglas County jury this week about the “horror, revulsion and anger” they said they suffered when peepholes were discovered in their apartment walls.
Former Kansas, LHS standout awaiting call from NBA
October 2, 2002
Danny Manning was in Lawrence  not one of 29 cities with NBA teams  as preseason training camps opened Tuesday throughout the country.
Smokin’ barbecue
Restaurant owners have ‘flare’ for flavor
October 2, 2002
At the heart of Vermont Street BBQ’s kitchen stands a gleaming, stainless steel Southern Pride meat smoker from Marion, Ill.
Controversial speaker draws crowd but no protesters
October 2, 2002
Small colleges such as Baker University are an anomaly in a fast-paced, bigger-is-better world, the Rev. Peter Gomes said during Baker’s convocation Tuesday.
Seabury volleyball sweeps match
October 2, 2002
Seabury Academy’s volleyball team swept a match against Williamsburg on Tuesday, stomping the Panthers, 15-9, 15-0.
Daily Ticker
October 2, 2002
Hall humanities center to have Powerhouse home
October 2, 2002
The oldest building on Kansas University’s campus will be partly demolished to make way for a new Hall Center for the Humanities, officials said Tuesday.
Local briefs
October 2, 2002
Driver in car chase faces multiple charges Elementary Schools: Walk to School Day today High school: Free State homecoming activities begin tonight 6News Productions: ‘River City’ to explore museum, speech
AOL to put Amber Alerts online
October 2, 2002
The nation’s largest Internet service, America Online, will begin transmitting Amber Alerts about abducted children onto the screens of computers, pagers and cell phones of more than 26 million subscribers in dozens of states and cities.
Fire chief’s unanswered prayer makes him ‘Last Man Down’
October 2, 2002
It was like a crescendo, a loud sound getting louder. The lights cut out. A tremendous wind whooshed through, knocking people off their feet. And in eight seconds, the north tower of the World Trade Center was rubble.
A: Safety tips for tailgaters
October 2, 2002
Q: Is it safe to eat the food served at tailgate parties? A: Tailgate parties can be an attractive breeding ground for microorganisms because of the length of time food may be left out. However, the food served at tailgate parties can be safe if a few safety tips are followed.
Horoscopes
October 2, 2002
Mangino: Duncan hobbled by hamstring
October 2, 2002
Mark Mangino doesn’t like to talk about injuries. He must dislike being asked about them even more. Kansas University’s football coach broke his own policy at his Tuesday news conference and revealed that junior running back Reggie Duncan has a hamstring injury.
W. Arlyn West
October 2, 2002
Local briefs
October 2, 2002
Seabury volleyball sweeps match Tennis courts open at Sport 2 Sport No boats at Coffey Grosdidier, Lucas tied for third
Growing minority
October 2, 2002
Enrolling more minority students benefits everyone at Kansas University. This fall’s record increase in minority student enrollment is good news for Kansas University.
Geraldine N. Harrell
October 2, 2002
Lecompton  Services for Geraldine N. Harrell, 74, Lecompton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lecompton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Lecompton. Mrs. Harrell died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
George D. Pflaum
October 2, 2002
Bryant services
October 2, 2002
Services for Esther Louise Bryant, 69, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Underwood Cemetery. Mrs. Bryant died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Fla. She was visiting her daughter.
Briefly
October 2, 2002
New Jersey: Former senator tapped as Torricelli’s replacement California: Transient held in bus attack New Jersey: Bulgarian student arrested with boxcutters released
Briefly
October 2, 2002
New York City: Caroline Kennedy takes education post Milwaukee: Victim of beating by youth mob dies Montana: Murder charges dropped in suspected butchering Chicago: Old murder case brings 200-300 year sentence
Wilkes: “I’m going to be a Jayhawk”
October 2, 2002
Omar Wilkes, a 6-4 guard from Los Angeles, on Wednesday afternoon capped a day of high drama by verbally committing to Kansas.
Chute created to escape from fire
October 2, 2002
An Israeli-designed emergency escape chute that takes people out of a burning high-rise apartment as if they’re swooshing down a giant water park slide was on display Tuesday in Washington.
Hurricane Lili thrashes Cuba, makes run for U.S. Gulf Coast
October 2, 2002
Hurricane Lili strengthened Tuesday as it roared across western Cuba and into the Gulf of Mexico, forcing thousands from their homes on the island before taking aim at the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Study: Breast self-exams don’t lower death rate
October 2, 2002
Women examining their breasts are unable to detect tumors early enough to reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer, suggests a decadelong study of more than 260,000 women in Shanghai, China.
Port labor talks over before they start
October 2, 2002
The dock shutdown on the West Coast tightened the squeeze on businesses across the country Tuesday, holding up Christmas toys and worrying automakers that rely on just-in-time delivery of parts.
Powell wants new U.N. resolution before inspections begin
October 2, 2002
Secretary of State Colin Powell, reflecting strains with the United Nations, said Tuesday that weapons searches in Iraq should be held up until the Security Council adopts tough new rules.
Jets boast top payroll
October 2, 2002
The New York Jets, who spent lavishly in the last six weeks to re-sign three key players, have the NFL’s highest payroll at $87,343,231.
Cardinals’ Williams out for division series
October 2, 2002
Right-hander Woody Williams, bothered by a sore muscle in his left side, was left off the St. Louis Cardinals’ roster for their playoff series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Players, owners sign new labor deal
October 2, 2002
Baseball players and owners signed off on their new labor contract Tuesday, approving a memorandum that outlines the agreement that avoided a strike.
Hudson struggles in loss
October 2, 2002
Art Howe’s plan to get the Oakland Athletics past the first round of the playoffs with a seemingly unbeatable three-man rotation is in jeopardy already!
Grosdidier, Lucas tied for third
October 2, 2002
Mike Grosdidier of Baldwin and teammate Gary Lucas of Topeka were tied for third place Tuesday after the second round of the Kansas Mid Amateur Team Championship at Kansas City Country Clu
No boats at Coffey
October 2, 2002
Coffey County Lake, located adjacent to the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant near Burlington, has been closed to boat fishing because of low water levels. The lake remains open to bank fishing. For updated information, call (320) 364-2475.
Lawrence falls to Blue Valley, 1-0
October 2, 2002
Lawrence High’s boys soccer team hasn’t had many close games this season. Heck, the Lions have been outscored 22-1 in their last five contests. But not Tuesday.
Moss charged for possession
Vikings All-Pro wide receiver to be arraigned today
October 2, 2002
Minnesota Vikings standout wide receiver Randy Moss was charged Tuesday with possession of a small amount of marijuana, adding to charges last week that he pushed a traffic officer with his car.
Ostertag reports on time
October 2, 2002
Greg Ostertag still gets mail from fans complimenting him for donating a kidney to his sister, who is doing fine.
Briefly
October 2, 2002
Vatican City: Mother Teresa moves step closer to sainthood Spain: Country fourth to join Miss World boycott Senegal: Prosecution pledged in ferry disaster Sicily: 26 Mafia members get life sentences Argentina: President eases banking restrictions
Formerly ‘fat and out of shape’ tackle Sims earns first start
October 2, 2002
Ryan Sims, a training camp holdout called “fat and out of shape” by coach Dick Vermeil when he first reported, will get his first start Sunday against the New York Jets.
Yankees rally to win
New York claims opener with Angels, 8-5
October 2, 2002
Bernie Williams and the New York Yankees still had some leftover late-inning magic. Jason Giambi hit a tying single with two outs in the eighth inning and Williams followed with a three-run homer, providing another stunning Yankee Stadium comeback as New York beat the Anaheim Angels 8-5 Tuesday night in Game 1 of the AL division series.
Kansas’ Cole hooked on fishing, football
October 2, 2002
Standing on the deck of a charter boat in the Florida Keys, gazing into the deep blue sea with a fishing pole cradled in his hands life gets no better than this for Kansas University linebacker Greg Cole.
KU volleyball: Kansas routs ‘Roos
Bechard dismayed despite sweep of UMKC
October 2, 2002
A win’s a win, or so the saying goes. Sometimes, it just isn’t pretty. Kansas University’s volleyball team defeated Missouri-Kansas City, three games to none (30-22, 30-27, 30-25) Tuesday at Horejsi Center, ending the Jayhawks’ nonconference season unbeaten at 9-0.
Aquila CEO resigns
Company stock rises on move
October 2, 2002
Struggling energy company Aquila Inc. announced Tuesday that its president and chief executive officer, Robert Green, had resigned and would be replaced by his brother.
Judge won’t separate Courtney civil suits
October 2, 2002
A judge on Tuesday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against two pharmaceutical companies and former pharmacist Robert Courtney, clearing the way for jury selection Thursday.
A minor Minnesota miracle - Twins7, Oakland 5
Twins overcome errors, lead series 1-0
October 2, 2002
In the first two postseason innings of their lives, the young Minnesota Twins made three errors, allowed four unearned runs and reached their boiling point.
Medicare cuts leave nursing homes code red
October 2, 2002
Medicare cuts are hitting rural nursing homes hard and could result in staff cuts, reduced services and even closures, their advocates say. Among those affected by the 10 percent drop in Medicare funding is the Memorial Home in Moundridge, about 40 miles from Wichita.
Trial opens in race-riot slaying
October 2, 2002
A former mayor and two other white men went on trial for murder Tuesday, with a prosecutor saying all three played a role in the ambush slaying of a young black woman during a 1969 race riot.
Ole Miss marks 40 years of integration
October 2, 2002
Ted Cowsert says when he stood on the University of Mississippi campus 40 years ago to quash a bloody uprising, he feared he would have to take up arms against fellow soldiers and state troopers.
Grammy singing hail to new chief
October 2, 2002
Monday, Neil Portnow was named president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the body that runs the Grammy Awards.
Parent happy to pass buck
October 2, 2002
If anyone runs into New York attorney Samuel Hirsch for me, I have something to say to him. Hirsch recently filed a suit against McDonald’s saying it’s their fault that children who eat there get fat like one of his young clients who is 5 foot, 3 inches and 200 pounds, and a second who is 5 foot, 9 inches and 270.
Israelis return to Arafat compound
October 2, 2002
Israeli forces were positioned in at least two buildings overlooking Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s battered compound Tuesday, underscoring Israel’s insistence that wanted Palestinians still inside must surrender despite the hasty pullback of Israeli tanks from the site this week.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
October 2, 2002
SLT logic
October 2, 2002
Inmates helped to send children gifts
October 2, 2002
For some women, the fact they won’t be spending Christmas with their children hits home when they choose a gift to send from prison. For about 30 years, the Salvation Army has helped prison inmates send a gift and card to their children age 12 and under.
Jury chosen in Wichita quadruple murder case
October 2, 2002
A jury of seven men and five women have now been picked for the capital murder trial of Jonathan and Reginald Carr, although jury selection will continue as attorneys seek four alternates.
Dole supports Shallenburger
October 2, 2002
Bob Dole said he wanted everyone except for a few newspaper editors to vote for him when he was running for public office. But on Monday, his message was aimed only at Republicans.
Geraldine N. Harrell
October 2, 2002
Low-fat chicken chili recipe uses summer’s basil in pesto
October 2, 2002
This recipe from the October issue of Cooking Light magazine takes the basic sauce and turns it into a quick chili, proving pesto isn’t only for pasta.
Cookbook brings innovative fare into home
October 2, 2002
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in restaurant management, Cindy Pawlcyn moved to Napa Valley, Calif., in 1983 and opened Mustards Grill, the first of more than a dozen restaurants she eventually opened.
CBS wins first week in TV season’s ratings race
October 2, 2002
It promises to be the clash of the network titans this television season: CBS vs. NBC. Round one goes to CBS. It was the most popular network during opening week of the new season, narrowly beating its top rival.
Media magnate, philanthropist Walter Annenberg dies at 94
October 2, 2002
Walter H. Annenberg, the billionaire philanthropist who made much of his fortune by introducing TV Guide to America’s living rooms during television’s golden age, died Tuesday at 94.
Magazine’s ComposTumbler waste of time, energy, money
October 2, 2002
Every week lately, when I’ve emerged from the den after writing my column, I’ve been met with a cold, hard stare and the question, “Did you do it yet? Did you finally come clean?”
Jayni’ show celebrates Oktoberfest
October 2, 2002
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Oktoberfest.” Mariele Berthold, John Gerstner and host Jayni Carey will celebrate German cooking. A new show airs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday each week on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 and repeats at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
6News video report: Lawrence man pleads no contest in video taping trial
October 2, 2002
6News reports on the trial of Darrin Votaw, a Lawrence man who was charged with five counts of eavesdropping after video taping women in the bathroom of an Ottawa restaurant.
6News video report: Trial begins for Lawrence landlord
October 2, 2002
6News reports on the civil lawsuit against Lawrence landlord William Lemesany.
6News video report: Firefighter shares story with Lawrence community
October 2, 2002
6News reports on the presentation given by New York City fireman and author, Richard Piccioto.
6News video report: Board shifts focus to high schools
October 2, 2002
6News reports on the Lawrence School Board meeting that will be held to discuss the options available to update the two Lawrence high schools.
6News video report: Election ads appearing as November nears
October 2, 2002
6News reports on the truthfulness of the television ads gubernatorial candidates run.
Lawrence falls to Blue Valley, 1-0
October 2, 2002
Lawrence High’s boys soccer team hasn’t had many close games this season. Heck, the Lions have been outscored 22-1 in their last five contests. But not Tuesday.
FSHS tennis 3rd at Aquinas meet
October 2, 2002
Free State High’s girls tennis team took third at the Overland Park Aquinas Invitational on Tuesday behind a title from the No. 1 doubles team of Lacey Luina and Emily Loewen.
Seabury volleyball sweeps match
October 2, 2002
Seabury Academy’s volleyball team swept a match against Williamsburg on Tuesday, stomping the Panthers, 15-9, 15-0.
Restroom video case ended by plea
October 2, 2002
On the same day he was to go on trial, a Lawrence man decided to plead no contest to charges he covertly videotaped five women in the bathroom of an Ottawa restaurant.
Suits start against landlord charged for eavesdropping
October 2, 2002
Former residents of a Lawrence apartment building will tell a Douglas County jury this week about the “horror, revulsion and anger” they said they suffered when peepholes were discovered in their apartment walls.
Lecompton urged to dampen fireworks ban idea
October 2, 2002
Talk of banning fireworks in Lawrence should be doused, a Douglas County commissioner says, and he’s looking for folks in Lecompton to help. Jere McElhaney, commission chairman, tonight will ask members of the Lecompton City Council to fuel opposition to any plan that would snuff out fireworks in Lawrence.
Up to two inches of rain expected by Friday
October 2, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 5:24 p.m.) A weather system passing across the area was quenching thirsty lawns and fields Wednesday in the Lawrence area. And it should continue through Thursday into Friday afternoon, says Ross Janssen, 6News meteorologist.
Growing minority
October 2, 2002
Enrolling more minority students benefits everyone at Kansas University. This fall’s record increase in minority student enrollment is good news for Kansas University.
Doris R. Martin
October 2, 2002
Meriden  Services for Doris R. Martin, 75, Meriden, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Barnett’s Meriden Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Ozawkie Cemetery. Mrs. Martin died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Lexington Park Care Center in Topeka.
6Sports video report: AP ranking in Jayhawks’ reach
October 2, 2002
6Sports reports on the KU volleyball game against the UMKC Kangaroos.
6Sports video report: Texas natives hitting up teammates for football tickets
October 2, 2002
6Sports reports on the upcoming KU football game against Baylor.
6Sports video report: KU frosh making impact
October 2, 2002
6Sports reports on KU soccer player Caroline Smith.