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Ad Astra-not? Statue won’t go back up until at least Thursday
October 8, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 5:11 p.m.) The mission to put the Ad Astra statue atop of the Kansas Capitol dome has been scrubbed until possibly Thursday afternoon.
Three injured in K-10 accident
October 8, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 6:17 p.m.) A Kansas University student and a former student, both from Olathe, suffered severe injuries early Tuesday morning in a head-on collision with a semi-tractor trailer on Kansas Highway 10 just west of Eudora, officials said. Both are in critical condition.
Senior only city placer at All-Around
October 8, 2002
Gymnasts are supposed to put on a happy face and smile brightly during their routines. So it was obvious something was wrong when Lawrence High’s Molly Hoss grimaced on her landing after her routine on the bars at the Lawrence All-Around Invitational on Monday at LHS.
Jeremy David Abbo
October 8, 2002
Topeka  Services for Jeremy David Abbo, 19, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lowman United Methodist Church. Cremation and private inurnment will be later. Mr. Abbo died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at a Topeka hospital after a car accident.
Mercedes M. Tuckwin-Degand
October 8, 2002
Mayetta  Mass of Christian Burial for Mercedes M. “Ke-bo-wah-qua” Tuckwin-Degand, 76, Mayetta, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Church in Mayetta. Burial will be in Shipshee Cemetery in Mayetta. Mrs. Tuckwin-Degand died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.
Kansas women 10th at Shoot-out event
October 8, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in 10th place after two rounds of the Shoot-out at The Legends.
s team tied for fifth place
October 8, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s golf team was in a tie for fifth place after two rounds of the Missouri Bluff Classic.
Rushing attacks: Firebirds surging, Lions slumping
October 8, 2002
It seemed like the Free State High and Lawrence High rushing offenses switched places last week. Of course, the opponents were slightly different, but the results were strikingly different.
Three injured in K-10 accident
October 8, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 6:17 p.m.) A Kansas University student and a former student, both from Olathe, suffered severe injuries early Tuesday morning in a head-on collision with a semi-tractor trailer on Kansas Highway 10 just west of Eudora, officials said. Both are in critical condition.
Asthma sufferer says power outage could have killed him
October 8, 2002
Nobody seems to know why the power went out in Lawrence Riley’s trailer Friday. But Riley believes it nearly cost him his life.
Parent-teacher rep argues for boundary changes instead
October 8, 2002
Supporters of Centennial School appealed Monday to the men and women who soon may close the school. “It is clear that when it comes to measurable education results, the community school of Centennial works well,” Brent Lamb told the Lawrence school board.
Health department offers flu shots
October 8, 2002
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will administer flu shots in the area starting next week.
LHS player of the week: Carl Lisher
October 8, 2002
Class: Junior HT: 5-11 WT: 180
t go back up until at least Thursday
October 8, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 5:11 p.m.) The mission to put the Ad Astra statue atop of the Kansas Capitol dome has been scrubbed until possibly Thursday afternoon.
FSHS player of the week: David Allen
October 8, 2002
Class: Senior HT: 5-11 WT: 185
Geraline G. Griffin
October 8, 2002
Services for Geraline G. Griffin, 80, Oskaloosa, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Mrs. Griffin died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at her home.
Briefly
October 8, 2002
London: Scientists build Tut’s face New Orleans: Hurricane Lili damages estimated at $170 million Malaysia: American militant arrested
Beisner third at tourney
October 8, 2002
Kent Beisner of Lawrence shot a 77, good enough to tie for third place after the first day of the two-day Kansas Golf Assn. Senior Series Championship at Alvamar Country Club.
Election integrity
October 8, 2002
New Jersey Democrats have set an example other states shouldn’t follow by bypassing the democratic election process.
s program
October 8, 2002
Not since 1988 when the worst Kansas University football team I’ve seen in the last 34 years lost its first eight games have I seen the Jayhawks at a lower ebb.
Agency employees to join Travellers Inc.
October 8, 2002
With the travel industry in the midst of its worst downturn in years, two of Lawrence’s largest and oldest travel agencies are joining forces.
Briefcase
October 8, 2002
Kansas soda jerk celebrates 50 years Energy: Heating costs to rise Communications: Television companies seek to delay merger Economy: Borrowing pace slows
On the record
October 8, 2002
Area briefs
October 8, 2002
22-year-old fights off late-night intruder Three arrested for robbery Business reports theft Meeting set for road overhaul Peltier hearing today Eudora student flown to KU Med for treatment
Asthma sufferer says power outage could have killed him
October 8, 2002
Nobody seems to know why the power went out in Lawrence Riley’s trailer Friday. But Riley believes it nearly cost him his life.
Breast cancer survivors glad stigma fading
October 8, 2002
People used to speak of breast cancer when they talked about it at all in hushed tones. “When I was a girl in the ‘50s, breast cancer was whispered. So you didn’t feel supported. You felt like you were marked,” said Suzie Taylor-Meadows, a 14-year survivor of the disease.
Companies settle diluted drug suits
October 8, 2002
Eli Lilly & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb on Monday settled more than 300 lawsuits accusing them of failing to stop a pharmacist accused of watering down cancer drugs. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Women’s rights tied to terrorism
October 8, 2002
It’s not about oil. It’s not about Islam. It’s not about hating America’s “empire.” Those all drive the political debates, but at the core of what’s driving certain young Arab men to turn to terrorism as the solution to what ails their world is an inferiority complex hidden behind female oppression.
Time for health care change
October 8, 2002
Health care has long been the unruly beast of American politics. Now the beast that won’t go away threatens to become the beast that ate America.
Better school?
October 8, 2002
Hamas vows revenge, U.S. critical after Israelis kill 14 Palestinians
October 8, 2002
The Islamic militant group Hamas threatened new attacks Monday after Israel fired a missile into a crowded Gaza street and killed 11 Palestinians.
Greenspan says banks in good shape despite recession
October 8, 2002
U.S. banks hit by troubled loans during the past several years have been able to weather the recession and stay in good health, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Monday.
Health department offers flu shots
October 8, 2002
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will administer flu shots in the area starting next week.
Ella Jean Smith
October 8, 2002
Funds sought for higher ed PR campaign
October 8, 2002
Bill Hall is on the verge of pumping a lot of money possibly millions of dollars into higher education lobbying in Kansas.
Chiefs preparing for Andersen’s absence
October 8, 2002
Maybe time is catching up with the oldest player in the NFL. Forty-two-year-old kicker Morten Andersen pulled a hamstring on his plant leg while warming up for Kansas City’s game at the New York Jets on Sunday.
Ex-WorldCom exec pleads guilty
October 8, 2002
A former WorldCom accounting executive pleaded guilty Monday to securities fraud and conspiracy, and agreed to cooperate with investigators against his bosses in one of the biggest cases of crooked corporate accounting in U.S. history.
Lawrence’s Holiday Travel plans to close
Agency employees to join Travellers Inc.
October 8, 2002
With the travel industry in the midst of its worst downturn in years, two of Lawrence’s largest and oldest travel agencies are joining forces.
Final Four setback still upsetting to Jayhawks
October 8, 2002
It took Kansas University’s basketball players a long time to forget last year’s season-ending loss to Maryland. A very long time.
Kasold Road extension plan skids to halt
October 8, 2002
A road whose traffic has ballooned since opening of the South Lawrence Trafficway must wait for reconstruction or relocation, as Douglas County commissioners study how the road fits into the community’s growth.
County OKs increase for sheriff’s motor pool
October 8, 2002
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office can go ahead and expand its fleet of vehicles to accommodate a growing pile of warrants, an occasional jail inmate and a new bomb-sniffing dog.
American among Nobel winners
October 8, 2002
An American and two Britons won this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discoveries about how genes regulate organ growth and a process of programmed cell suicide.
Daily Ticker
October 8, 2002
Environmental volunteer work suits students
October 8, 2002
April Heddy-Smith and Shannon Saville took volunteerism to a new level this summer by devoting five weeks of working in park settings through the Student Conservation Assn.
FSHS player of the week: David Allen
October 8, 2002
Funds sought for higher ed PR campaign
October 8, 2002
Bill Hall is on the verge of pumping a lot of money  possibly millions of dollars  into higher education lobbying in Kansas.
Briefly
October 8, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Air Force working on asteroid alert plan Washington, D.C.: Report cites more abuse of Navy credit cards Washington, D.C.: Indian runners complete cross-country trek Michigan: Rooming house blaze kills 5 elderly residents
Horoscopes
October 8, 2002
Local briefs
October 8, 2002
Activist to stroll into KU on trek for democracy Land development: Wal-Mart project open for neighborhood input Politics: State representative dies after heart attack 6News Productions: ‘Sportsman’s Friend’ star visits ‘River City Weekly’
Kasold Road extension plan skids to halt
October 8, 2002
A road whose traffic has ballooned since opening of the South Lawrence Trafficway must wait for reconstruction or relocation, as Douglas County commissioners study how the road fits into the community’s growth.
Go behind the scenes with the ‘Red Dragon’
October 8, 2002
Want to know more about “Red Dragon”? Here are some tasty tidbits we dug up:
Real-life sleuths dig up lots of dirt
October 8, 2002
Not all TV detective work takes place on “Law & Order” and “CSI.” Tonight, three documentaries examine scientific expeditions to explore America’s recent past, an ancient culture and a prehistoric riddle.
Election integrity
October 8, 2002
New Jersey Democrats have set an example other states shouldn’t follow by bypassing the democratic election process.
Crazy enough to try to change things
October 8, 2002
A preacher friend of mine has embarked upon a mission. He wants to stop people in his city, Washington, D.C., from killing each other.
D.C.-area sniper brings terror close to home again
October 8, 2002
For more than a year the burning question has been where the next terrorism attack will come from. Now the anxiety is over where the next bullet will be fired.
Ella Jean Smith
October 8, 2002
Mountain View, Ark. Â Services for Ella Jean Smith, 64, Mountain View, Ark., are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Smith died Oct. 4, 2002, in Mountain View.
LHS finishes third, Free State fifth at Sunflower event
October 8, 2002
As his golfers started reporting their scores, Lawrence High girls’ golf coach Mike Lewis knew it was going to be a good day. But this was beyond his expectations.
Shields
October 8, 2002
Graveside services for Oliver O. “Bud” Shields, 94, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Shields died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Breast cancer survivors glad stigma fading
October 8, 2002
People used to speak of breast cancer  when they talked about it at all  in hushed tones. “When I was a girl in the ‘50s, breast cancer was whispered. So you didn’t feel supported. You felt like you were marked,” said Suzie Taylor-Meadows, a 14-year survivor of the disease.
Geraline G. Griffin
October 8, 2002
Knicks fine Sprewell $250,000
Penalty for failing to report hand injury believed to be largest in league history
October 8, 2002
Latrell Sprewell was fined $250,000 and told to stay away from the New York Knicks for failing to tell the team he broke his shooting hand two weeks before training camp.
Misplaced bolts let Ad Astra grace dome only briefly
October 8, 2002
A sunny day, a cheering crowd and flawless execution. Decades of delays, artistic disputes and the cost of the Ad Astra statue seemed to disappear Monday afternoon as a crane lifted the sculpture of a Kansa Indian 300 feet and gently placed it on top of the Capitol dome.
People
October 8, 2002
Toddler swallows Ecstasy tab Trial interrupted, again Blake to get bail hearing Nothing can stop Bon Jovi album
Loss to Terps tough to take
Final Four setback still upsetting to Jayhawks
October 8, 2002
It took Kansas University’s basketball players a long time to forget last year’s season-ending loss to Maryland. A very long time.
Centennial supporters object to closing
Parent-teacher rep argues for boundary changes instead
October 8, 2002
Supporters of Centennial School appealed Monday to the men and women who soon may close the school. “It is clear that when it comes to measurable education results, the community school of Centennial works well,” Brent Lamb told the Lawrence school board.
Kansas women 10th at Shoot-out event
October 8, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in 10th place after two rounds of the Shoot-out at The Legends.
Mercedes M. Tuckwin-Degand
October 8, 2002
Jeremy David Abbo
October 8, 2002
6News video: Drum circle calls to downtown
October 8, 2002
The group meets outside Supersonic Music on the 1000 block of Mass. every Monday night to create rhythms.
Peephole trial set to go to jury
October 8, 2002
A Douglas County jury today will hear closing arguments and begin considering damage awards, if any, for eight former tenants suing their landlord for allegedly spying on them through peepholes.
In the halls
October 8, 2002
Baseball briefs
October 8, 2002
Minnesota’s Hocking hurt in celebration Cuban pitcher Contreras with immigration officials Rolen expected to miss series against Giants
Judge refuses mistrial in Wichita slayings
October 8, 2002
A judge refused to declare a mistrial Monday in the case of two brothers charged with five killings after a defense attorney told jurors in opening statements a third man was involved in the crime spree.
Witness held for testimony in barrel case
October 8, 2002
The judge in John E. Robinson Sr.’s murder trial ordered a prosecution witness jailed overnight Monday, after the woman said she had no plans to return today to continue her testimony.
NFL briefs
October 8, 2002
Falcons’ Vick doubtful for Giants game Baltimore’s Lewis may play in pain Seahawk will appeal fine Two Redskins ailing Shockey undergoes MRI Titan tears cartilage
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
October 8, 2002
Develop a vision
October 8, 2002
Wage supporters
October 8, 2002
Map of world predates earliest known explorations
October 8, 2002
In 1507, a group of scholars working in France produced an extraordinary map of the world, the first to put the still-recent discoveries of Columbus and others into a new continent separate from Asia, and to call that continent “America.”
Shuttle ends 4-month launch hiatus
October 8, 2002
Atlantis blasted off on the first shuttle flight in four months Monday, with a side-mounted video camera showing the coastline and the brilliant blue ocean receding fast in the distance as the spaceship climbed toward orbit.
Extinction threatens ‘Red List’ species
October 8, 2002
The nomadic Saiga antelope could soon be taking its last leap, the wild Bactrian camel its last drink and the Ethiopian water mouse its last dip. All are on the brink of extinction, conservationists said today.
No good news’ triggers selloff on Wall Street
October 8, 2002
Unnerved by a profit warning from Sears, investors sold stocks for a fourth straight session Monday and extended six weeks of selloffs on Wall Street.
Oliver O. ‘Bud’ Shields
October 8, 2002
Justices open for business by turning away some 2,000 appeals
October 8, 2002
On the first day of the Supreme Court’s new term, justices turned down appeal after appeal, disappointing more than a thousand people, including Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols and exonerated Olympic Park bombing suspect Richard Jewell.
Discovery casts doubt on Pluto’s status as planet
October 8, 2002
On the frozen outskirts of the solar system, astronomers have discovered an orbiting object half the size of Pluto, the biggest find since the ninth planet was discovered in 1930.
Bush takes step to halt port lockout
October 8, 2002
President Bush is expected to seek an 80-day suspension of a West Coast lockout that has crippled trade, after he reviews a report on the labor dispute’s impact by a special panel he created Monday.
From Russians, with love: Putin’s 50th birthday celebrated
October 8, 2002
The Russian people, accustomed to centuries living under rulers cast as omnipotent and omniscient, showered gifts and attention on their president as he turned 50 on Monday a display that some say is reminiscent of a Soviet-style cult of personality.
Fox network hounds Paula Zahn
Anchor’s defection to CNN leaves lingering bad feelings
October 8, 2002
Shortly before CNN unveiled the new studio it had built in Manhattan for Paula Zahn’s “American Morning” last month, a telephone rang at the desk of a reporter.
Saddam must be confronted, Bush says
Congress plans Thursday votes on war resolution
October 8, 2002
President Bush, seeking support for war against Iraq, called Saddam Hussein a “murderous tyrant” Monday night and said he may be plotting to attack the United States with biological and chemical weapons.
What goes up comes back down
Misplaced bolts let Ad Astra grace dome only briefly
October 8, 2002
A sunny day, a cheering crowd and flawless execution. Decades of delays, artistic disputes and the cost of the Ad Astra statue seemed to disappear Monday afternoon as a crane lifted the sculpture of a Kansa Indian 300 feet and gently placed it on top of the Capitol dome.
Teens respond to effects of alcohol advertisements in magazines
October 8, 2002
What do you think of alcohol advertisements in magazines you read?
Under the influence
October 8, 2002
America’s youth saw far more alcoholic beverage ads in magazines in 2001 than did adults, according to a recent study.
Pack pounds Bears
October 8, 2002
Champaign, Chicago, Green Bay. It doesn’t matter where Brett Favre is when he plays the Bears.
LHS player of the week: Carl Lisher
October 8, 2002
Beisner third at tourney
October 8, 2002
Kent Beisner of Lawrence shot a 77, good enough to tie for third place after the first day of the two-day Kansas Golf Assn. Senior Series Championship at Alvamar Country Club.
Lions’ Hoss fourth
Senior only city placer at All-Around
October 8, 2002
Gymnasts are supposed to put on a happy face and smile brightly during their routines. So it was obvious something was wrong when Lawrence High’s Molly Hoss grimaced on her landing after her routine on the bars at the Lawrence All-Around Invitational on Monday at LHS.
Lions delightful at league
LHS finishes third, Free State fifth at Sunflower event
October 8, 2002
As his golfers started reporting their scores, Lawrence High girls’ golf coach Mike Lewis knew it was going to be a good day. But this was beyond his expectations.
Rushing attacks: Firebirds surging, Lions slumping
October 8, 2002
It seemed like the Free State High and Lawrence High rushing offenses switched places last week. Of course, the opponents were slightly different, but the results were strikingly different.
Kansas men’s team tied for fifth place
October 8, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s golf team was in a tie for fifth place after two rounds of the Missouri Bluff Classic.
Big 12 Football Notebook: OU, Texas ready for tilt at Cotton Bowl
October 8, 2002
After nearly stumbling the week before the big game, either second-ranked Oklahoma or No. 3 Texas is about to pull ahead in the race for the Big 12 South title. Let the hype officially begin.
Celts’ shareholders to be paid
Sale to result in some money for fans who own NBA team
October 8, 2002
Boston Celtics shareholders, who own 48 percent of the team, would receive $25 to $35 per share from the $360 million planned sale of the club, the Celtics said Monday.
Three men acquitted of trying to kill Pierce
October 8, 2002
Three men were acquitted Monday of trying to kill Boston Celtics All-Star Paul Pierce in a nightclub attack two years ago. Two of the defendants were convicted on lesser charges.
Giant leap for Bonds - San Francisco 3, Atlanta 1
October 8, 2002
The long wait is over. Barry Bonds is finally a postseason winner. One of the greatest players in baseball history seized the playoff stage Monday night, homering and scoring the first two San Francisco runs as the Giants held off the Atlanta Braves 3-1 in the decisive Game 5 of the NL division series.
Baylor loss low point for Kansas
Rebuilding will take time for Mangino’s program
October 8, 2002
Not since 1988 when the worst Kansas University football team I’ve seen in the last 34 years lost its first eight games have I seen the Jayhawks at a lower ebb.
Dropped passes hindering Jayhawks’ offense
October 8, 2002
Kansas quarterback Bill Whittemore ranks fourth in the Big 12 Conference in total offense with a per game average of 232.3 yards. The junior’s numbers would be significantly better, however, if his receivers caught more of his passes.
NBA Notebook: Owners to discuss Charlotte’s future
October 8, 2002
The NBA’s future in Charlotte will reach a critical stage today at the league Board of Governors’ semi-annual meeting, and one potential franchise owner expects the talks to rapidly advance expansion efforts.
Playoffs: Unlikely contenders in AL
Contraction kids from Minnesota to meet Angels
October 8, 2002
One team wasn’t supposed to be here. The other wasn’t supposed to be anywhere. Anaheim and Minnesota are unlikely contenders in the AL championship series, which opens tonight in the boisterous Metrodome.
Augusta to admit women soon?
Head of USOC to work toward ‘breaking down barriers’ at country club
October 8, 2002
The push for female members at Augusta National Golf Club received its biggest boost yet Monday when the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee said he will work aggressively with other club members to admit women.
6News video report: Kasold Drive extension delayed
October 8, 2002
6News reports on the reasons for the most current delay of the Kasold Drive extension.
6News video report: Ad Astras’ bolts keep statue grounded
October 8, 2002
6News reports on the three ton statue, Ad Astra, that will be placed on the dome of the capitol building in Topeka.
6News video report: Kansas joins growing list of ‘Amber Alert’ states
October 8, 2002
6News reports on the Amber Alert system that has been implemented in Lawrence.