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Ad Astra ready for second try on Thursday
October 9, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 4:48 p.m.) Weather and bolts permitting, the “Ad Astra” statue will be raised again Thursday and placed on top of the Capitol in Topeka.
Brownback: Iraq could be ‘beacon’ of democracy, if Saddam ousted
October 9, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 4:14 p.m.) If the U.S. takes military action against Iraq, it will be a long process, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback said Wednesday.
KU alumnus wins Nobel Prize for economics
October 9, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 3:12 p.m.) A Kansas University graduate was one of two scholars chosen as recipients of the 2002 Nobel Prize for economics, which was announced Wednesday.
Whittemore reluctant to slide
October 9, 2002
Bill Whittemore can do just about anything his coaches ask except slide. Kansas University’s junior quarterback is as dangerous a runner as he is a passer.
Smith services
October 9, 2002
Smith services
October 9, 2002
Services for Ella Jean Smith, 64, Mountain View, Ark., will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, in Mountain View.
Local briefs
October 9, 2002
Commission approves plans near Oread Center Elder issues: Seniors’ legislature to meet in Topeka Education: Students take field trip, learn about environment
Griffin services
October 9, 2002
Barbara M. Downer
October 9, 2002
Lawrence briefs
October 9, 2002
Sierra Club plans October meetings KU students honored for community service Final exams scheduled at KU
People
October 9, 2002
Stupid human tricks Teri Garr discloses MS Off-Broadway’s hottest ticket Jagger gives back
Vegetables may help reduce risk of cancer
October 9, 2002
The American Institute of Cancer Research is encouraging eating nine servings of fruits or vegetables a day to help decrease the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
ALCS notes
October 9, 2002
Gardenhire forgives We belong
Bohl names Hines associate AD
October 9, 2002
Terry Hines, who has served in numerous roles in collegiate athletics and in the legal field, has been named associate athletics director for legal and external affairs at Kansas University, athletics director Al Bohl announced Monday.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
October 9, 2002
Clamor for war
October 9, 2002
Flag decorum
October 9, 2002
GOP divisions linger longer in Kansas
October 9, 2002
The ascendancy of George W. Bush, the war on terrorism, the deepening economic distress and the prospect of a new war in the Persian Gulf have combined to bring an end to two decades of war between party regulars and religious conservatives in the Republican Party.
Preservation review
October 9, 2002
A review of the state’s historic preservation laws may identify ways to better deal with buildings located close to historical sites. Whenever a state finds its laws are significantly out of step with those in other states, it’s worth a second look.
Captain of oil tanker sticks with attack theory
October 9, 2002
The captain of a French oil tanker that exploded and caught fire off Yemen said Tuesday that a crew member saw a fishing boat approach the vessel before the blast, leading him to believe it was attacked.
F1 plan to add weight resisted
October 9, 2002
Formula One’s proposal to add extra weight to the fastest cars is meeting resistance from the circuit’s big-budget teams.
Defense contractor to cut about 500 jobs
October 9, 2002
Raytheon Co. plans to eliminate more than 500 jobs in Massachusetts and California due to the loss of a satellite contract and a corporate reorganization. The cuts represent about 6.4 percent of its worldwide work force.
History fans
October 9, 2002
Clues scarce in Great Bend slayings
October 9, 2002
More than a month after two women were found dead inside a bakery, police say the investigation is slowing down with no arrest likely soon.
Pharmacist takes Fifth in civil suit
October 9, 2002
Robert R. Courtney is broke and in jail, and even his own lawyer says the former pharmacist hurt cancer patients when he watered down chemotherapy drugs.
Security Council divided on Iraq question
October 9, 2002
Despite President Bush’s call for a quick U.N. resolution, the five veto-wielding members of the Security Council still are divided on whether to authorize military action if Iraq doesn’t comply with U.N. weapons inspectors.
Tune in: Government to decide future of digital radio
October 9, 2002
For generations, radio listeners have contended with static. That may be about to change if backers of digital radio have their way. The technology they want to roll out within a year promises custom news and information at the touch of a button, CD-quality sound for FM broadcasts and an end to AM’s hiss, crackle and pop.
Jail ordered in Ottawa bathroom videotaping
October 9, 2002
A Lawrence man will serve 60 days in jail and spend the next two years on probation for videotaping women in a restaurant bathroom.
Summons service costs rising
October 9, 2002
The county’s costs may be going up for delivering divorce papers, civil summons and other court documents, but a suggestion to start charging for such services won’t be going anywhere.
Ex-Jayhawk Warner cut by Buccaneers
October 9, 2002
Former Kansas University defensive end Ron Warner, who missed the first four games of the season while serving a suspension from the NFL for an undisclosed reason, has been released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
2002-03 Preview: Changes abound across league
All eyes on Red Wings
October 9, 2002
As a new NHL season begins, all eyes will be on the new-look Detroit Red Wings to see if they can repeat as Stanley Cup champions. The view of the ice might be a little blurry, however. Many fans will be watching through netting to protect them from flying pucks.
Ralph Charles Lamb Jr.
October 9, 2002
Use season’s apples in this chicken dish
October 9, 2002
When autumn comes around so do apples in a variety of colors, textures and sweetness. This recipe from the October issue of Real Simple magazine blends the season’s most plentiful fruit with basic chicken and onions.
Beef, vegetables can create low-fat meal to rid autumn chill
October 9, 2002
When the air takes on a bit of a chill, a hearty soup makes a welcome main course. But it doesn’t have to be fat-loaded a serving of this steak and vegetable soup has only about 9 grams of fat.
Fall brings craving for sweet potatoes
October 9, 2002
We’ve had just enough cool weather in recent weeks to tease my appetite into autumn mode. When the thermometer registers in the 50s at night, I can feel myself beginning to crave the slightly denser foods we generally eat in fall and winter.
Serving up wild dishes
Lawrence resident creates exotic meals at restaurant
October 9, 2002
When Janna Traver carries beautifully plated special dishes out from her kitchen and into the dining room so a photographer can shoot pictures, the response is immediate. Jaws drop. Necks crane.
Flamboyant filmmaker serious about his works
John Waters shares how making cult flicks is easier
October 9, 2002
Film director John Waters makes the kind of movies his own parents would rather die than watch. When the sultan of shock cinema told his mother that his next film would detail the exploits of blue-collar sex addicts, her response was, “Maybe we’ll die first.”
Packers’ lineman Johnson out for season
October 9, 2002
Packers defensive end Joe Johnson will miss the rest of the season after tearing his left triceps muscle in Green Bay’s 34-21 victory against the Chicago Bears on Monday night.
Tigers’ Gage sets sights on next mark
Missouri receiver wants yards record
October 9, 2002
As unlikely as it may seem, it wasn’t standout freshman Brad Smith breaking Missouri school records last weekend during the Tigers’ disappointing loss to No. 3 Oklahoma.
OU has owned UT
Sooners have won two of last three
October 9, 2002
Texas got the best of Oklahoma in Bob Stoops’ first year as coach, overcoming an early 17-point deficit to win 38-28 in 1999. Since then, it’s been all Stoops and the Sooners.
Postseason surprise: Selig at Metrodome
MLB commish wanted to contract Twins
October 9, 2002
Having failed to fold the Minnesota Twins, Bud Selig came to the Metrodome on Tuesday night to behold baseball’s biggest surprise team in the opener of the AL championship series.
Mays masterful for Twins
Pitcher silences Angels after rocky start against A’s
October 9, 2002
Joe Mays’ second try at pitching in the postseason was far more memorable for him and the Minnesota Twins.
La Russa: Williams will start Game 2
October 9, 2002
It will be 20 days between starts for Woody Williams when he pitches for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the NL championship series against San Francisco.
Eudora wins two at home quad
October 9, 2002
The Eudora High volleyball team got off to a slow start but rebounded for two wins at a Tuesday quad. The Cardinals fell in their first match to Prairie View, 15-10, 14-16, 5-15, then beat Osawatomie, 15-13, 15-9, and Louisburg, 15-6, 15-5.
Brewer takes title
Leawood golfer wins event at Alvamar
October 9, 2002
The radiant red numbers and glittery gold names lit up the Kansas Golf Assn.’s scorecard like a Christmas tree Tuesday but tough greens ensured the Senior Series Championship was no holiday.
SM South tops Lions
October 9, 2002
Lawrence High coach Keith Nelson was anything but upset following the Lions’ 4-0 loss to Shawnee Mission South on Tuesday at SMS District Stadium. The Raiders took a 1-0 lead 22 minutes in. Despite dominating time of possession, LHS couldn’t finish in the offensive end, Nelson said.
Firebirds can’t answer Hawks’ rally - Olathe east 3, Free State 1
October 9, 2002
Perhaps a halftime contest proved to be a bad omen for the Free State High soccer team on Tuesday. The Firebirds surrendered two second-half goals, falling 3-1 in a home match against Sunflower League rival Olathe East.
NCAA puts Buffs on probation
CU football loses scholarships after Neuheisel’s violations
October 9, 2002
Colorado’s football team was placed on two years’ probation by the NCAA on Tuesday for recruiting violations, most of which occurred under former coach Rick Neuheisel.
Mooney Suzuki plays energetic show
October 9, 2002
There’s a line in The Mooney Suzuki song “In a Young Man’s Mind” that asserts, “In a young man’s mind it’s a simple world/There’s a little room for music and the rest is girls.”
Attorneys appeal sentence for Peltier
October 9, 2002
An attorney for imprisoned American Indian activist Leonard Peltier asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to reduce his sentence for the 1975 murders of two FBI agents and let him go free on parole.
Area schools fall shy of standard
October 9, 2002
Baldwin Elementary was the only school in Douglas County on a state roster of schools struggling to make steady improvement on student assessment tests. But it had company from schools in nearby districts, including ones in Leavenworth and Franklin counties.
Chiefs to tackle AFC West trifecta
KC to play all three division rivals in next three weeks, then not again until end of season
October 9, 2002
The next three weeks could go a long way toward determining how the Kansas City Chiefs do in the AFC West. Starting with a trip to San Diego (4-1) this Sunday, the Chiefs (3-2) will meet all three AFC West rivals in successive weeks.
Statue still grounded
Placement of ‘Ad Astra’ atop Statehouse now likely to take place Thursday
October 9, 2002
It’s not quite to the stars. There are too many difficulties. The “Ad Astra” statue, depicting a Kansa Indian and destined to top the Statehouse, remained earthbound Tuesday, as engineers and construction workers tried to solve a problem involving the bolts meant to keep it on its lofty perch.
Cards still mourn Kile
Pitcher remembered during club’s postseason run
October 9, 2002
No St. Louis Cardinals victory celebration is complete without the appearance of Darryl Kile’s jersey, yet it would be inaccurate to say this is a team simply riding on emotion.
St. Louis preparing for Bonds, er, San Francisco
October 9, 2002
Barry Bonds did his best, clanging shots off empty seats all over Busch Stadium, and still it was no use. Because in this playful game of home-run derby, when he challenged Benito Santiago and J.T. Snow at the same time Tuesday, he lost.
Sorenstam aiming to win out this season
If Swede goes 5-for-5 to end year, she’d break Wright’s single-season record of 13 tour victories
October 9, 2002
What should be a victory lap for Annika Sorenstam has turned into a sprint to the finish. The Swede wants to win all five tournaments left on the LPGA Tour schedule to break Mickey Wright’s record of 13 victories, set in 1963.
Long-drive champ ailing
Fister plays through pain, will try to become 40-year-old winner
October 9, 2002
Sean Fister’s discs in his back are collapsing, his knuckles are knotted and his tendons are stretched. He can still hit a golf ball farther than Tiger Woods.
Sutton Ryder captain?
October 9, 2002
All signs point toward Hal Sutton being the U.S. captain for the next Ryder Cup. A former PGA champion and an emotional leader, Sutton will be 46 when the 2004 matches are played at Oakland Hills in the Detroit suburbs.
The Honeymoon continues
Raymond’ co-star Brad Garrett hopes everybody loves ‘Gleason’
October 9, 2002
Brad Garrett learned to love Jackie Gleason in “The Honeymooners” when he caught late-night reruns after working on the standup comedy circuit.
Arnold Laverne Topp
October 9, 2002
Ottawa  Services for Arnold Laverne Topp, 72, Richmond, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ottawa Bible Church. Burial will follow at Richmond Cemetery. Mr. Topp died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at his home.
6News video report: Ad Astra to stay grounded for a few more days
October 9, 2002
6News reports on the news that the three-ton statue could stay on the ground until Friday.
6News video report: Candidate crashes debate
October 9, 2002
6News reports on the unexpected appearance of Libertarian candidate, Dennis Hawver at a recent gubernatorial debate.
6News video report: Controversial filmmaker visits Lawrence
October 9, 2002
6News reports on filmmaker John Waters’ appearence in Lawrence.
6News video report: Two Olathe men injured in K-10 accident
October 9, 2002
6News reports on the early morning accident on K-10 that left two men in critical condition.
Elizabeth Laming Clayborne
October 9, 2002
Tonganoxie  Services for Elizabeth Laming Clayborne, 50, Bentonville, Ark., will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie. Mrs. Clayborne died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at her home.
Ralph Charles Lamb Jr.
October 9, 2002
Baldwin  Services for Ralph Charles Lamb Jr., 71, Greenwood Village, Colo., will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Osborne Chapel at Baker University in Baldwin. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin. Mr. Lamb died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Porter Hospital in Denver.
Mooney Suzuki plays energetic show
October 9, 2002
There’s a line in The Mooney Suzuki song “In a Young Man’s Mind” that asserts, “In a young man’s mind it’s a simple world/There’s a little room for music and the rest is girls.”
Tractor-trailer driving wrong way on K-10 critically injures two students
October 9, 2002
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers were trying to determine how a tractor-trailer rig wound up heading east in the westbound lanes of Kansas Highway 10 before a head-on collision early Tuesday.
KU alumnus wins Nobel Prize for economics
October 9, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 3:12 p.m.) A Kansas University graduate was one of two scholars chosen as recipients of the 2002 Nobel Prize for economics, which was announced Wednesday.
Summons service costs rising
October 9, 2002
The county’s costs may be going up for delivering divorce papers, civil summons and other court documents, but a suggestion to start charging for such services won’t be going anywhere.
s lease holders default on loan
October 9, 2002
A 60-room Lawrence hotel will be sold to the highest bidder later this month because its operators defaulted on a $1.1 million loan. The Best Western Hallmark Inn, 730 Iowa, will be auctioned by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Ad Astra ready for second try on Thursday
October 9, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 4:48 p.m.) Weather and bolts permitting, the “Ad Astra” statue will be raised again Thursday and placed on top of the Capitol in Topeka.
Marie Ellen Lowe
October 9, 2002
Local briefs
October 9, 2002
Eudora wins two at home quad Baldwin volleyball splits two matches Baker men’s soccer ties Oklahoma City
Briefly
October 9, 2002
New York: Judge grants bail to one of six al-Qaida suspects West Bank: Israeli forces go into Hebron New York City: Survey finds decline in U.S. Jewish population New York: Firefighters who died in 2001 remembered at memorial
Briefly
October 9, 2002
Washington, D.C.: House bill supports ‘under God’ in pledge Miami: Storm downgraded, but may strengthen Wyoming: Group distributes fliers with racist messages Washington, D.C.: House passes national Amber Alert bill
Barbara M. Downer
October 9, 2002
Memorial services for Barbara M. Downer, 83, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Sarcoxie Cemetery, Sarcoxie, Mo. Mrs. Downer died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Ryan Besser
October 9, 2002
Services for Ryan Besser, 34, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Besser died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at his home.
Williams astounded by ranking
October 9, 2002
Roy Williams has thumbed through three preseason basketball magazines in the past week.
Fall brings craving for sweet potatoes
October 9, 2002
We’ve had just enough cool weather in recent weeks to tease my appetite into autumn mode. When the thermometer registers in the 50s at night, I can feel myself beginning to crave the slightly denser foods we generally eat in fall and winter.
A: Advice on picking, preparing squash
October 9, 2002
Q: How do you know if a squash is a summer or winter variety? A: Whether they are green, white or yellow; long, round or scalloped, summer squashes are all thin-skinned and easily punctured with a fingernail. Except for butternut, winter squashes all have hard-shelled skins.
atop Statehouse now likely to take place Thursday
October 9, 2002
It’s not quite to the stars. There are too many difficulties. The “Ad Astra” statue, depicting a Kansa Indian and destined to top the Statehouse, remained earthbound Tuesday, as engineers and construction workers tried to solve a problem involving the bolts meant to keep it on its lofty perch.
Libertarian candidate makes uninvited appearance at debate
October 9, 2002
Democrat Kathleen Sebelius and Republican Tim Shallenburger on Tuesday sounded familiar campaign themes on taxes and schools but differed on two hot-button issues  abortion and gambling  during a gubernatorial debate at a country club.
John Waters shares how making cult flicks is easier
October 9, 2002
Film director John Waters makes the kind of movies his own parents would rather die than watch. When the sultan of shock cinema told his mother that his next film would detail the exploits of blue-collar sex addicts, her response was, “Maybe we’ll die first.”
Landlords ordered to pay nearly $1.29 million
October 9, 2002
A Douglas County jury Tuesday sided with former tenants who sued their landlords after discovering peepholes into their apartments, awarding them nearly $1.29 million.
Whittemore reluctant to slide
October 9, 2002
Bill Whittemore can do just about anything his coaches ask  except slide. Kansas University’s junior quarterback is as dangerous a runner as he is a passer.
s Wang, doubles team of Loewen-Luina claim league titles
October 9, 2002
Emily Loewen and Lacey Luina were as relaxed as possible as they watched the semifinal doubles match at Monday’s Sunflower League tournament.
rally - Olathe east 3, Free State 1
October 9, 2002
Perhaps a halftime contest proved to be a bad omen for the Free State High soccer team on Tuesday. The Firebirds surrendered two second-half goals, falling 3-1 in a home match against Sunflower League rival Olathe East.
Corrections
October 9, 2002
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Briefcase
October 9, 2002
Owens Flower Shop under new ownership Health Care: Kansas City hospitals plan to end partnership Wall Street: Investors drive auto stocks lower Publishing: Russell newspaper sold
On the record
October 9, 2002
Briefs
October 9, 2002
Browns’ Holcomb breaks leg in comeback Stokes questionable because of sprain Two more injuries add to Bears’ woes Jets’ Henderson done Panthers sign Wiggins Jones released by Bucs Eagles add Feeley
National league notes
October 9, 2002
D’Backs decline options on three pitchers Mets keep Alomar Perez signs with Phillies
Challenger repeats message linking Ryun, big business
October 9, 2002
Democrat Dan Lykins on Tuesday was in Lawrence repeating his frequent campaign charge that incumbent 2nd District Congressman Jim Ryun, a Republican, is in the pocket of big business.
KU women’s golf 11th at Shoot-Out at Legends
October 9, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team shot a final-round 310 and placed 11th at the 16-team Shoot-out at The Legends on Tuesday. KU finished with a three-round, season-best total of 925 strokes on the 6,122-yard, par-72 Legends Golf Club.
Jailed witness returns to stand in Robinson trial
October 9, 2002
A second Canadian woman testified Tuesday that she was leading John E. Robinson Sr. along in developing a sadomasochistic relationship in hopes of learning more about a friend’s disappearance.
Elizabeth Laming Clayborne
October 9, 2002
Tractor-trailer driving wrong way on K-10 critically injures two students
October 9, 2002
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers were trying to determine how a tractor-trailer rig wound up heading east in the westbound lanes of Kansas Highway 10 before a head-on collision early Tuesday.
Baldwin volleyball splits two matches
October 9, 2002
Baldwin High’s volleyball team split two matches on Tuesday, beating Spring Hill, 3-15, 15-6, 15-9, and losing to Gardner, 11-15, 15-13, 1-15.
Oregon considers first universal health care plan
October 9, 2002
Every man, woman and child in Oregon would receive full medical insurance no co-payments, no deductibles under a measure on the Nov. 5 ballot that would create the first universal health care plan in the nation.
Arnold Laverne Topp
October 9, 2002
Of bats, cats and ‘Birds of Prey’
October 9, 2002
What happened to poor Batman? It looks like The Frog ate him. By The Frog, I mean, of course, the WB, the youth-centric television network that has successfully snagged teen viewers with shows like “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer” and “Dawson’s Creek.”
Follow the terrorism money
October 9, 2002
Follow the money. We heard this during Watergate. We heard this during Iran-Contra. It is the watch phrase for all sorts of nefarious activities. It is the watch phrase in the fight against terrorism.
Court ruling may scare up cost of costumes
October 9, 2002
It’s a scary time for Halloween costume importers and retailers. For years, imported costumes made from cloth including the most popular characters sought by children, such as Spiderman or Cinderella moved freely through U.S. borders without being subject to tariffs and import quotas.
Marie Ellen Lowe
October 9, 2002
Bonner Springs  Services for Marie Ellen Lowe, 82, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Bonner Springs. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Lowe died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at her home.
Griffin services
October 9, 2002
Oskaloosa  Graveside services for Geraline G. Griffin, 80, Oskaloosa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Mrs. Griffin died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at her home.
Leawood golfer wins event at Alvamar
October 9, 2002
The radiant red numbers and glittery gold names lit up the Kansas Golf Assn.’s scorecard like a Christmas tree Tuesday  but tough greens ensured the Senior Series Championship was no holiday.
Lawrence resident creates exotic meals at restaurant
October 9, 2002
When Janna Traver carries beautifully plated special dishes out from her kitchen and into the dining room so a photographer can shoot pictures, the response is immediate. Jaws drop. Necks crane.
Jail ordered in Ottawa bathroom videotaping
October 9, 2002
A Lawrence man will serve 60 days in jail and spend the next two years on probation for videotaping women in a restaurant bathroom.
Challenger repeats message linking Ryun, big business
October 9, 2002
Democrat Dan Lykins on Tuesday was in Lawrence repeating his frequent campaign charge that incumbent 2nd District Congressman Jim Ryun, a Republican, is in the pocket of big business.
of democracy, if Saddam ousted
October 9, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 4:14 p.m.) If the U.S. takes military action against Iraq, it will be a long process, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback said Wednesday.
Area schools fall shy of standard
October 9, 2002
Baldwin Elementary was the only school in Douglas County on a state roster of schools struggling to make steady improvement on student assessment tests. But it had company from schools in nearby districts, including ones in Leavenworth and Franklin counties.
SM South tops Lions
October 9, 2002
Lawrence High coach Keith Nelson was anything but upset following the Lions’ 4-0 loss to Shawnee Mission South on Tuesday at SMS District Stadium. The Raiders took a 1-0 lead 22 minutes in. Despite dominating time of possession, LHS couldn’t finish in the offensive end, Nelson said.
Courts take election lead
October 9, 2002
I was again reminded last week as I read about the political mess in New Jersey of something my old law school teacher, Grant Gilmore, said in a series of lectures he gave at Yale.
Construction begins on camp
NASCAR community honors late Adam Petty at celebration
October 9, 2002
Two years after Adam Petty’s death, the NASCAR community honored the late racer in a celebration to mark the start of construction on a children’s camp being built in his honor.
New rule attempts to speed up faceoffs
NHL adopts edict from Winter Games
October 9, 2002
For all of those exasperated fans sitting in NHL arenas who have screamed, “Drop the puck!” your cries have been heard. In an effort to keep the play moving and reduce the time of games, the NHL has adopted the hurry-up faceoff rule that was a hit at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Among U.S. mass killers, roaming snipers are rare
October 9, 2002
There are few like this in the annals of mob hits, drive-by shootings, drug murders, family feuds, racial killings and crimes of passion, opportunity and blind rage.
Astronomy research wins Nobel
October 9, 2002
A Japanese and two American astrophysicists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for using some of the most obscure particles and waves in nature to increase understanding of the universe.
House GOP pushing for tax cuts
October 9, 2002
Concerned about rising voter anxiety about the economy only weeks before a crucial election, House Republicans on Tuesday began pushing a pair of tax cuts for investors whose retirement accounts and stock portfolios have suffered from the stock market swoon.
Ports to reopen tonight
10-day lockout racked up billions in losses
October 9, 2002
A federal judge approved President Bush’s request Tuesday to reopen West Coast ports, ending a caustic 10-day labor lockout that has cost the fragile U.S. economy $1 billion to $2 billion a day.
Baker men’s soccer ties Oklahoma City
October 9, 2002
Ben Martin scored with an assist from Barry Cummings on Tuesday afternoon, and Baker University’s men’s soccer team tied Oklahoma City 1-1.
Free State’s Wang, doubles team of Loewen-Luina claim league titles
October 9, 2002
Emily Loewen and Lacey Luina were as relaxed as possible as they watched the semifinal doubles match at Monday’s Sunflower League tournament.
Horoscopes
October 9, 2002
KU men’s golf finishes sixth
October 9, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s golf team shot a final-round 288 to place sixth in the 14-team Missouri Bluffs Classic on Tuesday.
Courts take election lead
October 9, 2002
I was again reminded last week as I read about the political mess in New Jersey of something my old law school teacher, Grant Gilmore, said in a series of lectures he gave at Yale.
Daily Ticker
October 9, 2002
CIA director suggests Iraq will only strike if provoked
October 9, 2002
CIA Director George Tenet told lawmakers Tuesday that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, if provoked by fears of an imminent U.S.-led attack, might assist Islamic extremists in launching an attack against the United States with weapons of mass destruction.
Teen abortion rate leads national decline
October 9, 2002
The U.S. abortion rate dropped significantly during the second half of the 1990s, particularly among teenagers, and experts attribute the decline to better awareness of contraception and a fear of disease that has cut down on sexual activity.
Cooking Q&A: Advice on picking, preparing squash
October 9, 2002
Artist donates photos, poetry, artifacts to Kansas hometown
October 9, 2002
Writer and photographer Gordon Parks’ work is finally coming to his eastern Kansas hometown. Parks is donating a collection of his work photographs and poems valued at $100,000 to the new Mercy Health Center, which opened two months ago.
Angels’ bats not so hot
After battering Yankees, Anaheim hitters fizzle against Twins
October 9, 2002
Three days off, and suddenly the Anaheim Angels stopped hitting. They don’t expect their one-game slump to last long.
Minnesota wins tense opener with Anaheim, 2-1
October 9, 2002
The Minnesota Twins just won’t go away. The team that wasn’t supposed to make it to opening day isn’t a surprise anymore.
Clifton Brizendine
October 9, 2002
Bonner Springs  Services for Clifton Brizendine, 81, Bonner Springs, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Brizendine died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at Centers for Long Term Care of Bonner Springs.
Briefly
October 9, 2002
Northern Ireland: Ruling coalition at risk of collapse Nigeria: Couple not informed of stoning sentence Moscow: TV show will send winner to space station
Washington to count on eight rookies
October 9, 2002
Who ARE these women? Eight new faces  six of them freshmen  dot the Kansas University women’s preseason basketball roster.
Clifton Brizendine
October 9, 2002
Ryan Besser
October 9, 2002
Free State to put end to streak by Eagles
October 9, 2002
Time for the obvious statement of the season: The Free State High football team is good. No kidding, Sherlock. Did it take this long to figure it out?
Former FBI chief defends agency
October 9, 2002
Responding to criticism of the FBI under his leadership, former director Louis Freeh told lawmakers Tuesday that preventing terror was a top priority for the bureau before the Sept. 11 attacks, but it was hamstrung by lack of money and personnel.
Bin Laden deputy warns of attacks
October 9, 2002
In a taped interview, a speaker purported to be Osama bin Laden’s top deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, threatens new attacks on the United States, its allies and its economy.
Shallenburger, Sebelius clash about abortion
Libertarian candidate makes uninvited appearance at debate
October 9, 2002
Democrat Kathleen Sebelius and Republican Tim Shallenburger on Tuesday sounded familiar campaign themes on taxes and schools but differed on two hot-button issues abortion and gambling during a gubernatorial debate at a country club.
U.S. soldier dies in shooting during exercise in Kuwait
October 9, 2002
One U.S. Marine was killed and another injured Tuesday in Kuwait when two gunmen in a pick-up truck fired on them with assault weapons during an urban warfare exercise.
Jury backs tenants in peeping civil suit
Landlords ordered to pay nearly $1.29 million
October 9, 2002
A Douglas County jury Tuesday sided with former tenants who sued their landlords after discovering peepholes into their apartments, awarding them nearly $1.29 million.
Football pileups not pretty pictures
Past and present players, coaches seem to agree: the bottom of the stack is not the place to be
October 9, 2002
They happen in football games and on foggy freeways, and they’re never pretty. Pileups are a mess. Imagine a half-dozen guys weighing 300 pounds, smothering a running back because he’s carrying a football.
Briefly
October 9, 2002
Chicago: Survey finds Americans fatter than they think New York City: 15th-century statue topples, shatters Washington, D.C.: Ford recalling models with adjustable pedals
Free State to put end to streak by Eagles
October 9, 2002
Time for the obvious statement of the season: The Free State High football team is good. No kidding, Sherlock. Did it take this long to figure it out?
New faces abound
Washington to count on eight rookies
October 9, 2002
Who ARE these women? Eight new faces six of them freshmen dot the Kansas University women’s preseason basketball roster.
Lawrence hotel up for auction
Best Western Hallmark Inn’s lease holders default on loan
October 9, 2002
A 60-room Lawrence hotel will be sold to the highest bidder later this month because its operators defaulted on a $1.1 million loan. The Best Western Hallmark Inn, 730 Iowa, will be auctioned by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Williams astounded by ranking
October 9, 2002
Roy Williams has thumbed through three preseason basketball magazines in the past week.