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Ad Astra statue, goes up — then down
October 7, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 2:33 p.m.) TOPEKA - Ad Astra, the statue that took 14 years to make its way to the top of the Kansas Statehouse dome, didn’t stay there long.
Cold weather greets Lawrence
October 7, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 9:40 a.m.) Many Lawrence residents had to get reaquainted with sweaters, jackets and coats Monday morning the overnight temperature had dipped down to 33. “We haven’t been that cold since May 3,” says Matt Makens, 6News meteorologist.
Mangino: Secondary too soft at BU
October 7, 2002
Kansas University had an eight-point lead with less than three minutes remaining Saturday at Waco, Texas. Baylor, which had lost 29 consecutive Big 12 Conference football games, quickly erased that deficit against the Jayhawks’ young secondary and celebrated a 35-32, last-second victory at Floyd Casey Stadium.
Max L. Crumly
October 7, 2002
KU soccer rallies to top Tech
October 7, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s soccer team scored two second-half goals to rally for a 2-1 Big 12 victory Saturday at Texas Tech.
Connect environmental dots
October 7, 2002
Despite their hoopla, most international conferences on the environment fail to deliver. The most recent example is the World Conference on Sustainable Development, which took place in August 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Basketball: KU done with Brewer
October 7, 2002
Kansas University is no longer recruiting Ronnie Brewer, a 6-foot-5 high school senior basketball guard from Fayetteville, Ark.
Connect environmental dots
October 7, 2002
Despite their hoopla, most international conferences on the environment fail to deliver. The most recent example is the World Conference on Sustainable Development, which took place in August 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
October 7, 2002
Historical salute
October 7, 2002
Race doesn’t owe apology
October 7, 2002
It ought to tell you something that Abraham Montalvo Sr. felt compelled to apologize. He had not, after all, done anything wrong. He wasn’t the man who cased a rural Nebraska bank last week.
Americans accepting loss of privacy
October 7, 2002
From time to time, my husband and I ask each other a humbling question about the human condition: How would you like to see your 10 worst moments on videotape?
Area agencies seek volunteers
October 7, 2002
Agency: Pelathe Community Resource Center Address: 1423 Haskell Ave. Contact Person: Melvina Yazzie, 841-7202
Atlantis camera to offer new view of shuttle launch
October 7, 2002
After weeks of fuel line repairs, NASA’s space shuttle is poised to end a three-month launch hiatus with today’s planned liftoff to the international space station.
Clemency hearings reopen wounds
Victims’ families outraged as Illinois to reconsider almost all death sentences
October 7, 2002
When Gov. George Ryan declared a moratorium on executions two years ago, Jim Dudovick was certain that the death sentence of the man who murdered his daughter would still be carried out.
FAA wants safer airline seats
October 7, 2002
The Federal Aviation Administration wants airlines to install new seats to improve passenger safety.
Betty Jean Goins
October 7, 2002
Cause of ship explosion in Yemen disputed
October 7, 2002
A French oil tanker carrying nearly 1.6 million gallons of crude oil was rocked by an explosion and engulfed in flames off the coast of Yemen Sunday morning in an incident Yemeni authorities blamed on an oil leak but the ship’s owner contended was a terrorist attack.
On the money
October 7, 2002
A Simplified Employee Pension is a useful tool that a small business owner can use to provide retirement benefits for employees. A SEP essentially works like an individual retirement account, only it’s easier to administer and requires no minimum contribution.
Report: T’wovles owner may want Vikes
Vikings owner McCombs has denied trying to sell the team
October 7, 2002
Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor asked investors if they would be interested in buying the Minnesota Vikings, the Star Tribune reported Sunday.
Vick sprains shoulder
October 7, 2002
The Atlanta Falcons might be without versatile quarterback Michael Vick after he sprained his right shoulder in a a 20-6 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Iraq eases stance on inspections
October 7, 2002
Iraq’s U.N. ambassador indicated Sunday that Baghdad may be willing to grant U.N. weapons inspectors unhindered access to presidential sites.
Raiders still undefeated
Buchanon helps Oakland drill Bills, 49-31
October 7, 2002
Cornerback Phillip Buchanon wasn’t going to miss the same pass twice. After allowing an attempt by Drew Bledsoe to slip through his hands, Buchanon intercepted the next one and ran it back 81 yards for a touchdown, sparking the Oakland Raiders’ 49-31 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday to remain unbeaten at 4-0.
Ducks coast past Arizona
October 7, 2002
Onterrio Smith tied an Oregon record with his fifth consecutive 100-yard rushing game as the eighth-ranked Ducks pulled away to beat Arizona, 31-14, early Sunday morning in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.
Miami remains No. 1
October 7, 2002
Miami moved closer to becoming a unanimous No. 1 in the Associated Press college football poll, while Florida moved closer to dropping out of the Top 25.
KU done with Brewer
October 7, 2002
Kansas University is no longer recruiting Ronnie Brewer, a 6-foot-5 high school senior basketball guard from Fayetteville, Ark.
Contraction Kids advance to ALCS - Minnesota 5, Oakland 4
After almost being eliminated during offseason, Twins knock off Athletics
October 7, 2002
Not only are the Minnesota Twins here to stay, now they’re going home to open a most unlikely AL championship series. Brad Radke pitched 6 2/3 dominant innings and the Twins survived a late rally to top Oakland, 5-4, Sunday in the decisive Game 5 of their division series.
Giants force Game 5 - San Francisco 8, Atlanta 3
Hernandez helps even NL division series
October 7, 2002
Livan Hernandez boasted about his postseason perfection, then went out and backed it up. Hernandez won again in October and the San Francisco Giants battered Tom Glavine for the second time to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Sunday and even their NL division series at 2-2.
Holmes halts Jets - Kansas City 29, New York 25
Chiefs’ running back delivers decisive score
October 7, 2002
Priest Holmes gave Kansas City yet another stellar fourth-quarter finish. The running back caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Trent Green with 27 seconds left as the Chiefs beat the New York Jets, 29-25, Sunday.
Candidates pick apart claims
Each side turns the other’s public record against it
October 7, 2002
When Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Sebelius says she’s tough on crime, Republican opponent Tim Shallenburger and GOP operatives from Washington, D.C., to Topeka crank out research that implies she hasn’t met a felon she didn’t like.
State reviewing preservation laws
October 7, 2002
The recent battle between Kansas University and a neighborhood group about three houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street could not have happened many other places in the nation.
Retired public works director still works for public
Engineer’s expertise may save a bundle for Douglas County
October 7, 2002
A street-savvy engineering veteran’s $55-an-hour input could save Douglas County taxpayers more than $4 million. George Williams, who retired this year after 36 years as Lawrence’s director of public works, is heading up the county’s drive to upgrade a gravel road that connects Kasold Drive and the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Superintendent says district crisis plan is comprehensive
October 7, 2002
Despite a recent national study in which 95 percent of respondents described their schools as “vulnerable to terror,” Lawrence public schools Supt. Randy Weseman said the district’s precautions were thorough.
City briefs
October 7, 2002
CROP Walk treks around city Three injured in wreck
On the record
October 7, 2002
Briefcase
October 7, 2002
Robot can perform tasks like photography, reading Topeka: Counseling agency offers ‘Homebuyer 101’ seminar Lawrence: Attorney to discuss drug felony cases
Bless the beasts and their people
October 7, 2002
They were an unruly congregation, but the animals that gathered Sunday on the lawn of Trinity Episcopal Church got their blessings nonetheless. About a dozen pets  including a snake, rooster and tortoise  scratched and squirmed, whined and barked while the Rev. Jonathon Jensen performed a short service, then blessed each animal.
Film director to speak at KU
October 7, 2002
Film director John Waters is like an eccentric relative at a family reunion, John Tibbets said. “He has outrageous behavior, but he gets away with it because everybody likes him,” said Tibbets, associate professor of film at Kansas University.
Area agencies seek volunteers
October 7, 2002
Agency: Pelathe Community Resource Center Address: 1423 Haskell Ave. Contact Person: Melvina Yazzie, 841-7202
Betty Jean Goins
October 7, 2002
Services for Betty Jean Goins, 71, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Goins died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at Providence Hospital, Kansas City, Kan.
Jayhawks’ Brown breaks through
October 7, 2002
Kansas University sophomore Paige Brown went 3-0 in singles play during the weekend at the Hoosier Tennis Classic.
Mangino: Secondary too soft at BU
October 7, 2002
Kansas University had an eight-point lead with less than three minutes remaining Saturday at Waco, Texas. Baylor, which had lost 29 consecutive Big 12 Conference football games, quickly erased that deficit against the Jayhawks’ young secondary and celebrated a 35-32, last-second victory at Floyd Casey Stadium.
State reviewing preservation laws
October 7, 2002
The recent battle between Kansas University and a neighborhood group about three houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street could not have happened many other places in the nation.
s public record against it
October 7, 2002
When Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Sebelius says she’s tough on crime, Republican opponent Tim Shallenburger and GOP operatives from Washington, D.C., to Topeka crank out research that implies she hasn’t met a felon she didn’t like.
Girls also interested in sports
October 7, 2002
There is a lot of debate going on about Title IX, the federal law that requires gender equity in sports. I just want to weigh in on one point: girls’ interest in sports.
Lest we forget
October 7, 2002
Lawrence, thanks to Dr. Vernon Branson, got into the poison control business long, long ago.
Controversial leader proclaimed saint
October 7, 2002
Drawing one of the Vatican’s largest-ever crowds, Pope John Paul II Sunday bestowed the honor of sainthood on the controversial founder of Opus Dei, a conservative Catholic organization whose rigorous defense of Church teaching has won the pontiff’s favor.
Dutch queen’s husband dies
October 7, 2002
Prince Claus, the German-born husband of Queen Beatrix who employed wit, charm and patience to overcome Dutch hostility and win the affection of his adopted nation, died Sunday. He was 76.
Douglas County plans local Amber Alert
October 7, 2002
Amber has arrived in Kansas and is coming soon to a county near you. A statewide child kidnapping alert system went into effect in Kansas last week, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will set up a local Amber Alert.
Year later, Afghanistan not ready to go it alone
October 7, 2002
A year after U.S. warplanes began a bombing assault that led to the overthrow of the Taliban and forced al-Qaida fighters to retreat, terrorists still pose a threat to the government, Afghanistan’s foreign minister said Sunday.
Film director to speak at KU
October 7, 2002
Film director John Waters is like an eccentric relative at a family reunion, John Tibbets said. “He has outrageous behavior, but he gets away with it because everybody likes him,” said Tibbets, associate professor of film at Kansas University.
Authorities draw profile in Maryland shootings
October 7, 2002
One of the six people killed in a suburban Washington shooting spree was buried Sunday as investigators completed a profile that focuses on where the killer might live.
Port shutdown’s impact multiplies
October 7, 2002
A second week of a West Coast port shutdown will cause a noticeable increase in plant closings, job losses and financial market turmoil, say analysts and business leaders who are increasingly skeptical of a quick end to the labor dispute.
Red Dragon’ draws audiences hungry for more Hannibal
October 7, 2002
Hannibal the Cannibal took a smaller bite of the box office this time.
National survey finds schools unprepared for acts of terrorism
October 7, 2002
If terrorists ever strike Allen High School in suburban Dallas, school police officer Carl Osburn says authorities will be ready.
School consolidation, bond issue likely
October 7, 2002
The Lawrence public school district’s facilities planning study is like a firecracker with a long fuse waiting for the flame. Some people are eager for an explosive, high-impact report that marks the moment of big change in the district.
Horoscopes
October 7, 2002
Lawrence city commission
October 7, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts Sunflower Broadband Channel 25
s money link to Westar
October 7, 2002
Democrat Dan Lykins thinks he’s found the issue that just might stir up enough hornets to unseat 2nd District Congressman Jim Ryun. “Jim Ryun  from 1997 to late last November  took $32,000 in campaign contributions from Westar Energy, its executives and its board members,” Lykins said.
Bin Laden tape warns of further attacks on U.S.
October 7, 2002
The Arab satellite station al-Jazeera broadcast an audiotape Sunday in which a male voice attributed to Osama bin Laden said the “youths of God” are planning more attacks against the United States.
Car safety advocates urge consultation with doctors, emergency responders
October 7, 2002
Automakers must seek and follow the advice of doctors and emergency rescue workers in designing cars with high-tech equipment intended to save lives in crashes, an advocacy group recommends.
Firms dialing up more gadgets
Cell phone companies seeking customers, more revenue
October 7, 2002
Everything is tight in the cell phone industry. The market is nearly saturated. Talk is cheap, literally: Someone is always stealing customers by offering more minutes for less money. Wireless carriers would like to consolidate, but the industry is entangled in debt and shackled to incompatible network systems.
Yankees’ loss has Big Apple on edge
October 7, 2002
Inside the press entrance at the Stadium on Sunday morning, a Yankee security guard got so worked up about something that he slugged a Post photographer in the face. Phone calls were made. Two police cars arrived. Arguments ensued. Everybody was miserable, on a delightful autumn day.
Bush takes anti-Iraq message to America’s living room tonight
October 7, 2002
With Democratic leaders predicting passage of a resolution authorizing military action against Iraq, President Bush will address the nation tonight to try to widen his margin of victory and bolster his leverage abroad, White House officials said Sunday.
Bless the beasts and their people
October 7, 2002
They were an unruly congregation, but the animals that gathered Sunday on the lawn of Trinity Episcopal Church got their blessings nonetheless. About a dozen pets including a snake, rooster and tortoise scratched and squirmed, whined and barked while the Rev. Jonathon Jensen performed a short service, then blessed each animal.
Max L. Crumly
October 7, 2002
Services for Max L. Crumly, 81, Lenexa, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel in DeSoto. Burial will be in DeSoto Cemetery. Mr. Crumly died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at Olathe Medical Center.
Briefly
October 7, 2002
New Orleans: Hurricane generates scores of poisonings Florida: Explorers reach deal on shipwreck recovery Arkansas: Mother, teens charged in beating death
Lest we forget
October 7, 2002
Lawrence, thanks to Dr. Vernon Branson, got into the poison control business long, long ago.
Shear Madness’ merrily turns 15
Long-running comedy whodunit plans anniversary production Tuesday
October 7, 2002
“Shear Madness” is the little whodunit that went and did it run on and on and on by simply asking: Who murdered Isabel Czerny?
Earnhardt wins at Talladega
Stewart protects position, jumps to top of Cup race
October 7, 2002
It pays to have a friend at Talladega Superspeedway. Tony Stewart gave Dale Earnhardt Jr. assistance on the way to his third straight Talladega victory in Sunday’s EA Sports 500. Being a good Samaritan also paid off for the runner-up as Stewart jumped from third into the Winston Cup points lead.
Douglas County plans local Amber Alert
October 7, 2002
Amber has arrived in Kansas and is coming soon to a county near you. A statewide child kidnapping alert system went into effect in Kansas last week, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will set up a local Amber Alert.
People
October 7, 2002
‘ER’ chief resident may move on Lee film meant to inspire Beatle note fetches pretty penny Speedy spy still a procrastinator
Briefly
October 7, 2002
Gaza Strip: Israeli incursion kills 10 Washington, D.C.: Senate assesses Enron blame Chicago: Doctors recommend against mass smallpox vaccination New York City: E-mail worm infects compute
Mangino: Secondary too soft at BU
October 7, 2002
Kansas University had an eight-point lead with less than three minutes remaining Saturday at Waco, Texas. Baylor, which had lost 29 consecutive Big 12 Conference football games, quickly erased that deficit against the Jayhawks’ young secondary and celebrated a 35-32, last-second victory at Floyd Casey Stadium.
NFL briefs
October 7, 2002
NFL considering minority hirings issue Saints cornerback denied readmission Seahawks’ Bell fined $25,000
Queen drops puck
October 7, 2002
Introduced by royal trumpets and walking along a red carpet, Queen Elizabeth II dropped the ceremonial first puck Sunday night before an exhibition game between Vancouver and San Jose.
Lykins criticizes Ryun’s money link to Westar
October 7, 2002
Democrat Dan Lykins thinks he’s found the issue that just might stir up enough hornets to unseat 2nd District Congressman Jim Ryun. “Jim Ryun from 1997 to late last November took $32,000 in campaign contributions from Westar Energy, its executives and its board members,” Lykins said.
School consolidation, bond issue likely
October 7, 2002
The Lawrence public school district’s facilities planning study is like a firecracker with a long fuse waiting for the flame. Some people are eager for an explosive, high-impact report that marks the moment of big change in the district.
s expertise may save a bundle for Douglas County
October 7, 2002
A street-savvy engineering veteran’s $55-an-hour input could save Douglas County taxpayers more than $4 million. George Williams, who retired this year after 36 years as Lawrence’s director of public works, is heading up the county’s drive to upgrade a gravel road that connects Kasold Drive and the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Keeping vehicles for the long haul can boost savings
October 7, 2002
Recently, my Washington Post colleague Warren Brown, who has a car review column called “On Wheels,” received the following question during an online chat.
Briefly
October 7, 2002
Brazil: Leftist leads election; runoff appears likely Northern Ireland: Sinn Fein aide faces terror-related charge Ivory Coast: Peace efforts collapse; soldiers go after rebels Bosnia: Hard-liners gain in landmark election
Jayhawks’ Brown breaks through
October 7, 2002
Kansas University sophomore Paige Brown went 3-0 in singles play during the weekend at the Hoosier Tennis Classic.
KU soccer rallies to top Tech
October 7, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s soccer team scored two second-half goals to rally for a 2-1 Big 12 victory Saturday at Texas Tech.