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Advocates for disabled file lawsuit against state
October 4, 2002
(Updated Friday at 3:35 p.m.) TOPEKA Advocates for disabled Kansans on Friday filed a lawsuit seeking about $300 million that they say the state has failed to provide as prescribed by law.
Mostly sunny, cooler weather ahead for weekend
October 4, 2002
(Updated Friday at 3:39 p.m.) You can put your umbrella away for awhile, but keep on your jacket. Mostly sunny, colder weather is in store for the Lawrence area through the weekend.
Free State’s football game moved to KU stadium
October 4, 2002
(Updated Friday at 11:41 a.m.) Free State High officials decided this morning to move tonight’s homecoming football game against Leavenworth from Haskell Stadium to Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
s basketball to conduct open tryouts
October 4, 2002
The Kansas University women’s basketball team will be conducting walk-on tryouts from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, and from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Horesji Center. Any Kansas University female full-time student is welcome.
Rugby tourney slated for weekend at Westwick
October 4, 2002
KU Rugby Football Club will play host to the Heart of America Collegiate Tournament this weekend at Westwick Complex south of Lawrence.
Athletes of the week
October 4, 2002
Dylan McClain Lawrence High
Analyst: KU lands top-5 class in hoops
October 4, 2002
Kansas University coach Roy Williams has accomplished his goal of landing a “core class” in men’s basketball recruiting. So says rivalshoops.com analyst Mike Sullivan, who believes David Padgett, Omar Wilkes, J.R. Giddens and Jeremy Case constitute a top-five class nationally.
Free State tops Lions in home quadrangular
October 4, 2002
Free State High’s volleyball team is finally feeling it. The Firebirds won two matches out of three during a home quadrangular Thursday, including a 2-0 victory against cross-town rival Lawrence High. The wins improved Free State’s mark to 8-13, but more importantly, Thursday’s effort showed remarkable team chemistry.
Mabel M. Pettengill
October 4, 2002
Services for Mabel M. Pettengill, 95, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Pettengill died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
soccer falls to 1-9-1 after 5-1 loss
October 4, 2002
For the second time in three days, Lawrence High’s soccer team was within grasp of a win. But after a 1-1 halftime tie, the Lions let Topeka High take control. The Trojans scored four unanswered goals en route to a 5-1 victory, dropping Lawrence’s record to 1-9-1.
McLouth short on wins, not heart
October 4, 2002
Say what you want about the McLouth High football team. The Bulldogs may lack talent. They may lack players. And they certainly lack a victory.
Utility officials discuss wind energy in Lawrence
October 4, 2002
About 100 people in the energy business attended a workshop Thursday on wind generation. More than 40 utilities from eight states were represented during the meeting at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
Hearing delayed in murder case
October 4, 2002
A hearing scheduled Thursday for a man charged with murdering his son did not take place because the suspect is still undergoing a mental exam. In addition, the judge hearing the case did not appear because he apparently was attending to another matter and was not in his office.
t pull Blue Cross appeal
October 4, 2002
Democratic insurance commissioner candidate Jim Garner on Thursday called on his Republican opponent, Sandy Praeger, to pledge not to withdraw a court appeal in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas case. Praeger, a state senator from Lawrence, responded, saying that if she were elected, she would not withdraw the Kansas Insurance Department’s appeal before the Kansas Supreme Court.
Scholarship giveaway irks professor
October 4, 2002
Twenty-five Kansas University students received $1,000 scholarships for attending a Sept. 14 football game. Tim Miller doesn’t think that’s a good policy.
Despite different opinions, panel sends results to city commission
October 4, 2002
A unanimous Public Incentives Review Committee approved a final report Thursday on the city’s tax abatements in 2001. But there was far from unanimous agreement on what the report means. Committee member Kirk McClure said his analysis of the report showed only six of 15 companies that received abatements last year kept their promises on investments and jobs in Lawrence.
Program emphasizes complexities of life in war-ravaged region
October 4, 2002
Avishai Ratsabi will never forget what he saw July 31 in a Hebrew University cafeteria, the day a suicide bomber killed seven of his classmates. “Ruins everywhere,” he said. “Blood stains. People yelling. People crying.”
Academic focus
October 4, 2002
Jayhawk soccer to play two games in Texas
October 4, 2002
Kansas University’s soccer team will be in Texas this weekend to meet a pair of schools winless in Big 12 Conference play.
Briefly
October 4, 2002
 Sneak preview of statue for Capitol here Saturday  Testimony interrupted in peeping Tom case  City celebrates bus day with rides, free T-shirts
Firebirds wary of Leavenworth
October 4, 2002
This isn’t your typical Leavenworth football team. Sure, the Pioneers are 1-3 and scrambling to avoid the bottom rung of the Sunflower League standings, but that doesn’t mean Free State High coach Bob Lisher isn’t nervous about tonight’s 7 p.m. game at Haskell Stadium. Considering the speed Leavenworth has at wide receiver and the athleticism of quarterback Josh Smith, Lisher may be right.
to Baylor
October 4, 2002
David McMillan had a sack and forced a fumble last Saturday in Kansas University’s 43-33 victory at Tulsa. The Texan is hoping to make more big plays Saturday when the Jayhawks play Baylor in Waco, Texas.
Haskell seeking tutors for mentoring program
October 4, 2002
It can be pretty disheartening listening to first-generation college students tell stories about hitting roadblocks and not knowing where to turn. Shelley Bointy, a retention specialist for a mentoring program designed to help such students at Haskell Indian Nations University, has heard a few of those tales in her year with the program. But many of them have turned into success stories since the students started receiving support services, such as tutoring and peer counseling.
Mets’ troubles didn’t end with regular season
October 4, 2002
Even with their baseball season finished, the New York Mets’ losing streak continues.
Athletes of the week
October 4, 2002
Dwindling Lili drenches Louisiana
October 4, 2002
Hurricane Lili gave Louisiana’s coast a 100 mph battering Thursday that swamped streets, knocked out power and snapped trees. But Lili dwindled to tropical storm strength as it moved inland, leaving residents thankful it was not the monster they were expecting.
MacLaine enjoys makeover as cosmetics queen
October 4, 2002
In “Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay,” Shirley MacLaine stars as the real-life, larger-than-life cosmetics queen Mary Kay Ash, who 40 years ago brought a revivalist’s zeal to direct marketing while giving her saleswomen a self-esteem makeover.
MoSex’ newest attraction
NYC museum puts carnal collections on display
October 4, 2002
The director of the newest museum in this culture-packed city is surveying the prizes of his permanent collection leather straps, condom boxes, video porn playing on large screens.
Sebelius issues apology
Father of 9-11 victim among those criticizing Democratic nominee for comments
October 4, 2002
Democrat Kathleen Sebelius’ smooth-running campaign for Kansas governor hit a pothole Thursday as she apologized for her comment about Missouri roads being scarier then the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The apology didn’t stop criticism from her Republican opponent, Tim Shallenburger, or the father of a Johnson County man killed on Sept. 11, 2001, when a hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon.
Israeli visitors share experiences
Program emphasizes complexities of life in war-ravaged region
October 4, 2002
Avishai Ratsabi will never forget what he saw July 31 in a Hebrew University cafeteria, the day a suicide bomber killed seven of his classmates. “Ruins everywhere,” he said. “Blood stains. People yelling. People crying.”
Tax abatement report approved
Despite different opinions, panel sends results to city commission
October 4, 2002
A unanimous Public Incentives Review Committee approved a final report Thursday on the city’s tax abatements in 2001. But there was far from unanimous agreement on what the report means. Committee member Kirk McClure said his analysis of the report showed only six of 15 companies that received abatements last year kept their promises on investments and jobs in Lawrence.
Scholarship giveaway irks professor
October 4, 2002
Twenty-five Kansas University students received $1,000 scholarships for attending a Sept. 14 football game. Tim Miller doesn’t think that’s a good policy.
Once-hot teen leaders Gap, Tommy Hilfiger struggling for sales
October 4, 2002
Know what’s hot in teen fashion? Retailers wish they did. Gap Inc. is still struggling and Tommy Hilfiger and Polo Ralph Lauren are losing luster among the young. It seems there is no one brand or chain that’s dictating style for youths these days.
Confusion marks Democrats
October 4, 2002
White House senior adviser Karl Rove must have sent counterintelligence agents to infiltrate and sow confusion in the Democratic Party. How else to explain the dysfunctional behavior of so many Democrats in recent days? Bill Clinton must be spinning in his bed. The public has watched a reprise of what former U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick referred to more than 20 years ago as “those San Francisco Democrats.” The farthest left wing of the party has reached up from the grave, like a character in a Stephen King novel, grabbing Democrats by the ankles and placing them in danger of political death.
Shelter needed
October 4, 2002
FEC trims campaign finance penalty
October 4, 2002
Rejecting the record $4.5 million penalty its lawyers recommended, the Federal Election Commission has fined a Republican consulting firm $200,000 for political donations it made in the 1996 congressional elections. Democrats accused Triad Management Services of illegally using nonprofit groups to run pro-GOP ads and of helping donors get around federal contribution limits by directing them to political action committees that then gave the money to Republican candidates.
Harvest of Arts Film Festival and FilmFest Kansas City bring different cinematic visions to the region
October 4, 2002
At a time when the rest of the country is mired in that span between the big summer blockbusters and the Oscar-aspiring holiday releases, a fresh batch of interesting flicks will be connecting with Midwest audiences. Two vastly different approaches to film festivals kick off today: Lawrence’s Harvest of Arts and FilmFest Kansas City. Both offer area moviegoers opportunities beyond what the strip-mall multiplexes typically provide.
s downthesun starts to rise
October 4, 2002
It’s a perpetual struggle trying to land a record deal when you’re stuck in the middle of the country. Despite some notable success stories  Lawrence’s Get Up Kids, Kansas City’s Puddle of Mudd  it still takes a lot to make jaded coastal record execs take notice. But for Kansas City’s downthesun, this Midwest identity hasn’t been a nail in the band’s artistic coffin. The six-piece act just released its self-titled debut Tuesday on Roadrunner Records, a label that is home to platinum sellers Nickelback and Slipknot.
Sound off
October 4, 2002
Why do most of the school board’s important meetings with DLR Group occur during the work day, when it would be difficult for working parents to attend? Randy Weseman, superintendent of Lawrence public schools, said study session meetings between the board and DLR Group were scheduled at times convenient for participants. Some have been during the day while others in the evening.
On the street
October 4, 2002
Asked on Massachusetts Street Do you think Kathleen Sebelius needed to apologize for comparing I-70 to Sept. 11?
Academic focus
October 4, 2002
To the editor: Re: “Salkind, Turney see consolidation in new light.”
Whack-y pick: Baylor over Kansas
October 4, 2002
Iowa State is the only Big 12 Conference football team idle this weekend and I’m certain coach Dan McCarney would be a lot happier if he reflected rather than anticipated. Winners of five of their first six, including last week’s decisive 36-14 defeat of tail-spinning Nebraska, the Cyclones are riding a cloud of euphoria right now, but their remaining schedule looks like Burma Road.
Library emphasis
October 4, 2002
An event honoring a KU librarian pointed out the importance both of libraries and of generous support from people who care about the university. Several weeks ago, former Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig was in Lawrence and at the university to present the Gretchen and Gene Budig Distinguished Librarian Award to William Crowe.
Briefly
October 4, 2002
Prisoners say 9-11 hijackings were first of three attacks Amid tension, Pakistan tests medium-range missile WorldCom network troubles cause major Internet delays
Briefly
October 4, 2002
HHS awards $25 million to help religious groups CDC: Baby caught virus from mother’s milk Xerox to appeal pension-plan lawsuit Fuel tanker explodes in jail parking lot
Corrections
October 4, 2002
The Journal-World’s policy is to correct all significant errors that are brought to the editors’ attention, usually in this space. If you believe we have made such an error, call (785) 832-7154, or e-mail news@ljworld.com.
Local briefs
October 4, 2002
Firebird soccer tops Shawnee Heights, 3-0 Firebirds’ Johnson seventh at Olathe Free State boys second, girls third at meet Seabury medals two at cross country meet
McMillan vows to take ‘A game’ to Baylor
October 4, 2002
David McMillan had a sack and forced a fumble last Saturday in Kansas University’s 43-33 victory at Tulsa. The Texan is hoping to make more big plays Saturday when the Jayhawks play Baylor in Waco, Texas.
House, Senate poised to give OK to Bush’s plans for Iraq
October 4, 2002
President Bush’s request for authority to use U.S. force against Iraq advanced Thursday in Congress, with a House committee voting its approval and Senate leaders predicting wide margins of bipartisan support. “It’s up to us today to send a message to the world,” said Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss. He predicted Congress would give Bush the authority he wanted by next week and “set in motion the beginning of the end of Saddam Hussein.”
Schools advocate defends transfer
Neighborhood supporter lives in Pinckney; daughter attends Hillcrest School
October 4, 2002
Pinckney School needs more students, but Jordan Lerner says it can’t have his daughter. Lerner, chairman of the Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods, is a leading advocate of keeping neighborhood schools open in the face of school closings and consolidations.
Asteroid explosions could be confused with nuclear attacks, Air Force general says
October 4, 2002
Asteroids regularly explode over the Earth with the intensity of a nuclear bomb and there is a chance the explosions could be mistaken for a nuclear attack, possibly triggering an atomic war, an Air Force general said Thursday.
Briefcase
October 4, 2002
Software leader resigns over school credentials GM to change production at plant in Kansas City Federal rules changed for retirement plans
Scream Team’ unoriginal, trite
October 4, 2002
Is it Halloween movie season already? The Disney Channel jumps the gun with “The Scream Team” (7 p.m.) starring Eric Idle (“Monty Python”), Kathy Najimy (“King of the Hill”) and Tommy Davidson (“In Living Color”).
Retribution doesn’t justify war on Iraq
October 4, 2002
Of all the words used in the run-up-to-war rhetoric, what stays in my mind is the time the president got personal. At a Houston fund-raiser he described Saddam Hussein as “a guy that tried to kill my dad.” It wasn’t the first time he’d mentioned the assassination attempt. At the United Nations he’d said that the Iraqi leader had tried to kill “a former American president.” But this time it was the son talking about his “dad.”
Zoning panel says it lacks jurisdiction to overrule apartment expansion
October 4, 2002
A neighborhood’s attempt to block construction of 130 new units at a Lawrence apartment complex was stopped before it started Thursday night. The Board of Zoning Appeals declined to hear the matter. Members said they didn’t have the authority to review the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission’s approval in August of the final development plan for Meadowbrook Apartments, northwest of 15th Street and Crestline Drive.
TV contest leaves Lawrence pair richer by one designer diamond
October 4, 2002
Ryan Adams didn’t have to find an engagement ring for his fiancee on his own. He had a little help from his future wife, Tiffany & Co. and the ABC daytime program “The View.” Jill Wright, the fiancee, entered “The View’s Sweet Home Alabama” Web sweepstakes and was randomly picked to win a trip to New York for the two of them.
Briefly
October 4, 2002
Gate’s unveiling highlights celebration U.S., North Korea have historic meeting Ford Crown Victoria investigation closes GOP makes offer on homeland security
Briefly
October 4, 2002
Sneak preview of statue for Capitol here Saturday Testimony interrupted in peeping Tom case City celebrates bus day with rides, free T-shirts
Olathe North wins 29th straight, 20-6
October 4, 2002
The streak continues. But it might not last much longer.
Jury out on Pierce case
October 4, 2002
Jurors failed to reach a verdict Thursday in the case of three men accused of attacking Boston Celtics standout and Kansas University product Paul Pierce in a nightclub two years ago.
FSU wins battle of Bowdens - No. 11 Florida 48, Clemson 31
October 4, 2002
Bobby Bowden defeated his son one more time Thursday night and said this time it hurt.
Cardinals drop D’backs
St. Louis solves Schilling, Arizona for 2-0 series lead
October 4, 2002
Curt Schilling couldn’t beat St. Louis, either, and the Cardinals need just one victory to sweep the world champion Arizona Diamondbacks.
Daily ticker
October 4, 2002
Attorneys set final jury pool for murder trial
October 4, 2002
After nearly three weeks of intense questioning, attorneys are prepared to select a jury to hear the multiple murder case against John E. Robinson Sr.
Library emphasis
October 4, 2002
An event honoring a KU librarian pointed out the importance both of libraries and of generous support from people who care about the university. Several weeks ago, former Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig was in Lawrence and at the university to present the Gretchen and Gene Budig Distinguished Librarian Award to William Crowe.
Affront to nature
October 4, 2002
To the editor: I am writing to you about the Baker Wetlands and the trees on 31st Street.
Local briefs
October 4, 2002
 Firebird soccer tops Shawnee Heights, 3-0  Firebirds’ Johnson seventh at Olathe  Free State boys second, girls third at meet  Seabury medals two at cross country meet
People
October 4, 2002
Bruce Paltrow dies in Italy Wedding bells will ring for Giuliani Big names join memorial concert to honor ex-Beatle Harrison
Skilled shooter’ kills 5 in Maryland
October 4, 2002
Five people were gunned down one by one in the Washington suburbs in less than 16 hours, and authorities said Thursday they were looking for a “skilled shooter” suspected of felling each victim with a single bullet. While cautioning that the slayings had not definitely been linked, police said it was a strong possibility.
Hearing delayed in murder case
October 4, 2002
A hearing scheduled Thursday for a man charged with murdering his son did not take place because the suspect is still undergoing a mental exam. In addition, the judge hearing the case did not appear because he apparently was attending to another matter and was not in his office.
Stewart quits NYSE board
October 4, 2002
Martha Stewart, under federal investigation on suspicion of insider trading, resigned Thursday from the board of directors of the New York Stock Exchange. “It has been a great honor and privilege to sit on the board, but the rigors of my own very busy and demanding corporate life require my full attention,” the queen of home decorating said in a letter to NYSE chairman and chief executive Dick Grasso.
Torricelli exit cuts both ways
October 4, 2002
Monday afternoon, I ran into a former congressional colleague of Robert Torricelli’s and told him what was then only a rumor: that the New Jersey senator had decided to abandon his scandal-plagued quest for re-election.
Father of 9-11 victim among those criticizing Democratic nominee for comments
October 4, 2002
Democrat Kathleen Sebelius’ smooth-running campaign for Kansas governor hit a pothole Thursday as she apologized for her comment about Missouri roads being scarier then the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The apology didn’t stop criticism from her Republican opponent, Tim Shallenburger, or the father of a Johnson County man killed on Sept. 11, 2001, when a hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon.
Neighborhood supporter lives in Pinckney
October 4, 2002
Pinckney School needs more students, but Jordan Lerner says it can’t have his daughter. Lerner, chairman of the Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods, is a leading advocate of keeping neighborhood schools open in the face of school closings and consolidations.
Horoscopes
October 4, 2002
For Friday, Oct. 4, 2002. Those with birthdays today: Stay even this year, which might sometimes look like playing the recluse or hermit. Understand that at times others come off a bit hard; you might also come off a bit hard. Learn to think and choose your words carefully before discussing difficult issues. Acknowledge your desires and wishes first to yourself. If you are single, check out each person that interests you. You are likely to meet someone who might be emotionally unavailable. The good news is an excellent relationship will enter your life. If you are attached, you will find that your life takes an exciting twist together. VIRGO reads you cold.
Eagles turn back LHS
Olathe North wins 29th straight, 20-6
October 4, 2002
The streak continues. But it might not last much longer.
Horoscopes
October 4, 2002
Analyst: KU lands top-5 class in hoops
October 4, 2002
Kansas University coach Roy Williams has accomplished his goal of landing a “core class” in men’s basketball recruiting. So says rivalshoops.com analyst Mike Sullivan, who believes David Padgett, Omar Wilkes, J.R. Giddens and Jeremy Case constitute a top-five class nationally.
Jayhawk soccer to play two games in Texas
October 4, 2002
Kansas University’s soccer team will be in Texas this weekend to meet a pair of schools winless in Big 12 Conference play.
Whack-y pick: Baylor over Kansas
October 4, 2002
Iowa State is the only Big 12 Conference football team idle this weekend and I’m certain coach Dan McCarney would be a lot happier if he reflected rather than anticipated. Winners of five of their first six, including last week’s decisive 36-14 defeat of tail-spinning Nebraska, the Cyclones are riding a cloud of euphoria right now, but their remaining schedule looks like Burma Road.
Rugby tourney slated for weekend at Westwick
October 4, 2002
KU Rugby Football Club will play host to the Heart of America Collegiate Tournament this weekend at Westwick Complex south of Lawrence.
Shelter needed
October 4, 2002
To the editor: If only our homeless citizens would evaporate or just disappear!
On the record
October 4, 2002
On the record
October 4, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Mabel M. Pettengill
October 4, 2002
Line forms here
October 4, 2002
To the editor: It’s 7:50 a.m. at the county’s auxiliary tag office at 27th and Iowa. I am first in line before the door opens at 8 a.m., and by then nine people have lined up behind me. It’s the last day for September renewals, and evidently I am not the only one who doesn’t want to give government their money any sooner than necessary. Upon moving inside the first clerk is already occupied providing renewals to another county employee working there. I walk up to the second clerk and she says, “Sorry, I’m not open; I have to go make the bank deposit.”
Lawrence briefs
October 4, 2002
Suspect pleads guilty to distributing cocaine Douglas County proclaims National 4-H Week Artists to exhibit works at park sculpture fair Members to clean downtown
Lawrence briefs
October 4, 2002
 Suspect pleads guilty to distributing cocaine  Douglas County proclaims National 4-H Week  Artists to exhibit works at park sculpture fair  Members to clean downtown
Herman Eugene Meyer
October 4, 2002
Services for Herman Eugene Meyer, 77, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Burial with military honors will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Meyer died Oct. 2, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
City briefs
October 4, 2002
Hall Center, museum offer history program KU sets final exam
City briefs
October 4, 2002
 Hall Center, museum offer history program  KU sets final exam
Crouch might play again
Former Husker wants shot as NFL quarterback
October 4, 2002
Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch, who quit the St. Louis Rams three weeks ago, said Thursday he would consider returning to professional football if he can play quarterback.
McLouth short on wins, not heart
October 4, 2002
Say what you want about the McLouth High football team. The Bulldogs may lack talent. They may lack players. And they certainly lack a victory.
Topeka thumps struggling LHS
Lions’ soccer falls to 1-9-1 after 5-1 loss
October 4, 2002
For the second time in three days, Lawrence High’s soccer team was within grasp of a win. But after a 1-1 halftime tie, the Lions let Topeka High take control. The Trojans scored four unanswered goals en route to a 5-1 victory, dropping Lawrence’s record to 1-9-1.
Free State tops Lions in home quadrangular
October 4, 2002
Free State High’s volleyball team is finally feeling it. The Firebirds won two matches out of three during a home quadrangular Thursday, including a 2-0 victory against cross-town rival Lawrence High. The wins improved Free State’s mark to 8-13, but more importantly, Thursday’s effort showed remarkable team chemistry.
Firebirds wary of Leavenworth
October 4, 2002
This isn’t your typical Leavenworth football team. Sure, the Pioneers are 1-3 and scrambling to avoid the bottom rung of the Sunflower League standings, but that doesn’t mean Free State High coach Bob Lisher isn’t nervous about tonight’s 7 p.m. game at Haskell Stadium. Considering the speed Leavenworth has at wide receiver and the athleticism of quarterback Josh Smith, Lisher may be right.
6Sports video: Firebirds beat the Lions in volleyball quadrangular
October 4, 2002
The intra-city showdown gives the winner bragging rights.
6Sports video: KU and Baylor both looking for a leg up
October 4, 2002
The Jayhawks and Bears are both rebuilding their programs, and this game will help give the winner momentum.
KU women’s basketball to conduct open tryouts
October 4, 2002
The Kansas University women’s basketball team will be conducting walk-on tryouts from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, and from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Horesji Center. Any Kansas University female full-time student is welcome.
6Sports video: Powerhouses LHS and Olathe North face off
October 4, 2002
The Lions haven’t beaten the Eagles in a regular-season game since 1993.
Gophers stomp Illini
October 4, 2002
Terry Jackson II rushed for a career-high 159 yards and Thomas Tapeh added 113 yards and a touchdown Thursday night to lead Minnesota past struggling Illinois 31-10.
Bustling Metrodome tough place to play
October 4, 2002
The Oakland Athletics better have their earplugs ready this weekend.
Braves’ Millwood masters Giants
October 4, 2002
Kevin Millwood is back, and so are the Atlanta Braves.
6News video: Chancellor Hemenway tries to reassure KU employees
October 4, 2002
Kansas University’s budget woes mean that no one’s job is safe.
6News video: Raymond Boothe is undergoing psychiatric evaluation
October 4, 2002
Boothe, charged with murdering his son, is undergoing mental exams at Larned State Hospital.
Conference to examine landmark tribal law case
October 4, 2002
Participants in a tribal law conference this week at Kansas University will re-argue a landmark case that gave tribal governments the power to punish non-Indian defendants.
6News video: Kathleen Sebelius apologizes
October 4, 2002
The candidate for Kansas governor regrets her comments comparing Missouri’s I-70 with the Sept. 11 attacks.
7 boys face homicide charges
October 4, 2002
One boy said he does not attend school because his mother does not know where to send him.
Suspect’s friends face grand jury in Chandra Levy investigation
October 4, 2002
A grand jury has subpoenaed friends of a man who is now the focus of the Chandra Levy investigation, among them an apartment manager who has told The Washington Post that the man had facial scratches and a cut, swollen lip around the time the former federal intern disappeared.
Menopause group revises drug advice
October 4, 2002
Women with menopause symptoms who use prescription hormone medicines should limit the drugs to low, short-term doses, the leading group of menopause practitioners in North America advises.
Worldwide joke hunt yields winner
Canadians least amused, online search finds
October 4, 2002
Drum roll, please an online search for the world’s funniest joke has produced a winner.
Colleges defend tuition increases before Congress
October 4, 2002
Ever wonder why the rising cost of attending college far outstrips inflation, even after tax credits, scholarships and other forms of aid? Lawmakers are wondering, too.
Side effects suspend gene therapy
October 4, 2002
Scientists have suspended studies of the first gene therapy ever to work a treatment that appears to cure a rare immune disorder called “bubble boy disease” as they scramble to tell whether the therapy gave a French toddler a leukemialike side effect.
Ivory Coast rebels agree to cease-fire, peace talks
October 4, 2002
Ivory Coast rebels agreed to a cease-fire Thursday in a steamroller offensive that has taken half the country in just more than two weeks, West African mediators announced, clearing the way for peace talks.
Royals staff shaken up
October 4, 2002
Tom Gamboa, the Kansas City Royals’ coach attacked near first base last month in Chicago, will be shifted to the bullpen.
Herman Eugene Meyer
October 4, 2002
Haskell seeking tutors for mentoring program
October 4, 2002
It can be pretty disheartening listening to first-generation college students tell stories about hitting roadblocks and not knowing where to turn. Shelley Bointy, a retention specialist for a mentoring program designed to help such students at Haskell Indian Nations University, has heard a few of those tales in her year with the program. But many of them have turned into success stories since the students started receiving support services, such as tutoring and peer counseling.
TV contest leaves Lawrence pair richer by one designer diamond
October 4, 2002
Ryan Adams didn’t have to find an engagement ring for his fiancon his own. He had a little help from his future wife, Tiffany & Co. and the ABC daytime program “The View.” Jill Wright, the fianc entered “The View’s Sweet Home Alabama” Web sweepstakes and was randomly picked to win a trip to New York for the two of them.
Praeger won’t pull Blue Cross appeal
October 4, 2002
Democratic insurance commissioner candidate Jim Garner on Thursday called on his Republican opponent, Sandy Praeger, to pledge not to withdraw a court appeal in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas case. Praeger, a state senator from Lawrence, responded, saying that if she were elected, she would not withdraw the Kansas Insurance Department’s appeal before the Kansas Supreme Court.
Board won’t lend ear to neighbors
Zoning panel says it lacks jurisdiction to overrule apartment expansion
October 4, 2002
A neighborhood’s attempt to block construction of 130 new units at a Lawrence apartment complex was stopped before it started Thursday night. The Board of Zoning Appeals declined to hear the matter. Members said they didn’t have the authority to review the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission’s approval in August of the final development plan for Meadowbrook Apartments, northwest of 15th Street and Crestline Drive.
As mediation begins, port lockout’s effects permeate economy
October 4, 2002
With imports blocked and industries feeling the pinch, dockworkers and shipping officials began talks with a federal mediator Thursday to try to resolve a 5-day-old West Coast port shutdown.
Late Night’ looms
October 4, 2002
Doors will open at 6 p.m. a week from today for Late Night With Roy Williams at Allen Fieldhouse.
GOP asks Supreme Court to block N.J. replacement
October 4, 2002
Republicans went to the Supreme Court Thursday to try to stop New Jersey Democrats from replacing Sen. Robert Torricelli on the Nov. 5 ballot for a re-election race he seemed likely to lose. Control of the Senate could hang on the court’s reply.
Governor’s panel begins transportation hearings
October 4, 2002
Failure to continue the state’s transportation program at the level authorized in 1999 will have an adverse impact on the Kansas economy, the head of a task force appointed by Gov. Bill Graves said Wednesday at the first of a series of hearings. Graves recently revived the Transportation 2000 group, asking members to review the status, funding and future of the 10-year Comprehensive Transportation Program. Fifteen of the 28 members attended Wednesday’s meeting, the first of four to be held around the state. About 140 people turned out for it, and 30 gave their views to the panel.
Report: Goldman Sachs improperly used IPOs
October 4, 2002
Goldman Sachs offered shares of initial public stock offerings to executives of at least 20 companies whose companies had steered lucrative investment-banking business to the firm, according to published reports Thursday.
Utility officials discuss wind energy in Lawrence
October 4, 2002
About 100 people in the energy business attended a workshop Thursday on wind generation. More than 40 utilities from eight states were represented during the meeting at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
KCK school looks to curb violence
October 4, 2002
A disturbing rise in violence at one high school here has school officials searching for a way to re-establish a safe environment.
Trial to begin in sheriff bribery case
October 4, 2002
The bribery trial of former sheriff Larry Leslie and his fellow defendants begins Monday in Reno County.
Biggie and Tupac’ offers murder theory
October 4, 2002
His friends begged him not to do it.
Kansas City’s downthesun starts to rise
October 4, 2002
It’s a perpetual struggle trying to land a record deal when you’re stuck in the middle of the country. Despite some notable success stories Lawrence’s Get Up Kids, Kansas City’s Puddle of Mudd it still takes a lot to make jaded coastal record execs take notice. But for Kansas City’s downthesun, this Midwest identity hasn’t been a nail in the band’s artistic coffin. The six-piece act just released its self-titled debut Tuesday on Roadrunner Records, a label that is home to platinum sellers Nickelback and Slipknot.
Reel to Reel
Harvest of Arts Film Festival and FilmFest Kansas City bring different cinematic visions to the region
October 4, 2002
At a time when the rest of the country is mired in that span between the big summer blockbusters and the Oscar-aspiring holiday releases, a fresh batch of interesting flicks will be connecting with Midwest audiences. Two vastly different approaches to film festivals kick off today: Lawrence’s Harvest of Arts and FilmFest Kansas City. Both offer area moviegoers opportunities beyond what the strip-mall multiplexes typically provide.
Line forms here
October 4, 2002
Affront to nature
October 4, 2002
N. Korean protester fires shots outside U.N. building
October 4, 2002
A Korean-American protesting against the North Korean government emptied a seven-shot pistol in front of U.N. headquarters Thursday, hitting several offices but injuring no one, authorities said.