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Chance of light showers in forecast for Saturday morning
October 11, 2002
(Updated Friday at 11:39 a.m.) If you’re planning to attend Saturday morning’s homecoming parade on Kansas University’s campus, you might take along an umbrella and a jacket.
Proud moment
October 11, 2002
Project opponent
October 11, 2002
On the record
October 11, 2002
On the record
October 11, 2002
Condition reports Joshua I. Walton, 20, Olathe, and Ryan D. Galemore, 21, Olathe, remained in critical condition Thursday at KU Med. Both were injured Tuesday when their car collided head-on with a tractor-trailer on Kansas Highway 10 west of Eudora.
Lawrence briefs
October 11, 2002
Student suspected of selling marijuana Eight students vie for Ex.C.E.L. awards Knights to begin fund drive to help mentally retarded Church to sell Indian tacos as fund-raising event
Bush support
October 11, 2002
Bush support
October 11, 2002
To the editor: In a letter printed by the Journal-World on Sept. 30, Lora Jost wrote that she couldn’t sleep at night because she worried about the possibility that President Bush would invade Iraq. She conjured up the vision of innocent children being killed by stray American bombs to support her opposition to war against Iraq. I would like to suggest a different vision for Ms. Jost, one which actually occurred and not Ms. Jost’s hypothetical.
Brian Leslie Mauch
October 11, 2002
Services for Brian Leslie Mauch, 50, Ness City, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness City. Burial will be in Ness City Cemetery. Mr. Mauch died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at Ness County Hospital.
Area football capsules
October 11, 2002
Atchison at Ottawa Notes: Redmen have been surprise of Huron League, opening season 3-1 before losing to KC Ward last week, 44-27. Â Ottawa, two years from back-to-back league titles, is 2-3, including two league losses. Â Cyclones edged KC Sumner, 25-20, last week. Â Ottawa won last year’s contest, 17-6.
Possibly ancient remains excavated at burial site
October 11, 2002
The Federal Bureau of Reclamation says it believes it has excavated ancient remains from an American Indian burial ground at Sebelius Reservoir. The bureau secured the site, the precise location of which has not been made public, after the remains were first discovered in July.
Terrell out 7-8 weeks after surgery
October 11, 2002
Chicago Bears wide receiver David Terrell will have plenty of time to choreograph some new end zone moves.
Texas kicker hopes for shot at winner
October 11, 2002
Texas kicker Dusty Mangum doesn’t hesitate for a second. He wants his foot to beat Oklahoma.
Colorado trying to get Calhoun more touches
October 11, 2002
The Colorado Buffaloes have been trying to find the right niche for freshman tailback Brian Calhoun, who’s speed and potential are impressive.
No. 4 Virginia Tech slips past Boston College
Hokies improve to 6-0 for fifth straight year with 28-23 victory in toughest test of season so far
October 11, 2002
Virginia Tech stayed unbeaten by doing what it does best run the ball and force turnovers and passed its toughest test so far.
Seabury sharp at home
Seahawk runners set school-bests at cross country contest
October 11, 2002
Seabury Academy runner Adam Davis turned heads Thursday, but it wasn’t because he ran the race of his life.
Area football capsules
October 11, 2002
Denver just another team in wild, wild AFC West
October 11, 2002
The Dolphins played a nearly perfect game last Sunday against New England. That was in Miami, however.
Twins future still murky despite success
October 11, 2002
Enjoy Torii Hunter, Doug Mientkiewicz and the rest of these Minnesota Twins during their remarkable playoff run.
Free State tennis squad gets abbreviated tune-up
October 11, 2002
Free State High was supposed to make up a home tennis quadrangular on Thursday.
NFL briefs
October 11, 2002
Falcons’ Vick practices, but probably won’t play Smith not 100 percent, vows to play Sunday Browns’ Griffith sidelined
Firebirds fall hard
Olathe North flattens Free State, 5-1
October 11, 2002
The Free State High soccer team’s 5-1 loss to Olathe North on Thursday left Firebirds coach Jason Pendleton with more questions than answers.
Scramble format popular
Lions, Firebirds enjoy tune-up before regional
October 11, 2002
When Lawrence High’s foursome came off the final hole, giggling and laughing and ready to report its score, it was clear just how much fun they had during Thursday’s scramble at Lawrence Country Club.
Oklahoma defense expects tough test
October 11, 2002
Some of the players will be different but the philosophy will be the same when Oklahoma’s defense goes against Chris Simms, Cedric Benson and the rest of the Texas offense on Saturday.
Lawrence High faces another tough defense
October 11, 2002
On paper, Shawnee Mission East is a sheep. In reality, the Lancers, winners just once in five outings, are more like a wolf in sheep’s clothing. “They’ve had the lead in the fourth quarter in all the games they’ve lost,” Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd said.
Free State, O-North play down showdown
October 11, 2002
It’s just another game. That’s how the Free State High and Olathe North football teams are approaching today’s 7 p.m. matchup of 5-0 teams at the Olathe District Activities Center.
Kansans in Congress unanimous in their support of use-of-power resolution
October 11, 2002
Kansas’ congressional members Thursday supported a resolution that would allow President Bush to use military force against Iraq, but said they hoped war would not be necessary. All four Kansas House members voted for the measure authorizing force, which passed 296-133. The Senate was poised to approve the measure today. Kansas Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts already have expressed support.
Congress clears way for U.S. to take action against Iraq
October 11, 2002
Congress voted solidly to give President Bush the broad authority he sought to use U.S. military force to confront Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, handing him a crucial national-security policy victory The Democratic-led Senate early today approved the war resolution 77-23, wrapping up an often contentious week-long debate. The House voted for the resolution on Thursday, 296-133.
Graffiti arrest spurs investigation
October 11, 2002
Lawrence Police are trying to determine whether a man arrested for spraying graffiti on the Lawrence Arts Center is responsible for similar messages found at other downtown buildings. “We are investigating the possibility graffiti found at five other locations may be linked,” Sgt. Mike Pattrick said.
Pro-Taliban parties sweep regional Pakistan legislature
October 11, 2002
A coalition of pro-Taliban religious parties swept the provincial legislature near the Afghan border, in the first solid results today in Pakistan’s election.
Castro blames Khrushchev for Cuban missile crisis
October 11, 2002
The United States is lying when it charges Cuba is deliberately trying to sabotage antiterrorist efforts and is involved in the production of bioweapons, President Fidel Castro tells ABC’s Barbara Walters in an interview to be broadcast tonight.
Unhappy homecoming
Glenn expects rude reception from Patriots fans
October 11, 2002
Terry Glenn can’t make up his mind. Either Sunday’s game at New England can’t get here fast enough or he can’t wait for it to be over.
D.C.-area sniper claims seventh victim
October 11, 2002
The death toll from the Washington-area sniper rose to seven Thursday as authorities said ballistics evidence had linked the killer to a man gunned down at a Virginia gas station. Dean Meyers, 53, of Gaithersburg, Md., was felled by a single shot Wednesday night, moments after filling his car
6Sports video: Basketball season opens with Media Day and Late Night
October 11, 2002
The basketball season starts off at Late Night. Coach Williams will receive the Legends of Coaching award in April.
Prosecutors outline investigation that led to arrests of Carr brothers
October 11, 2002
Prosecutors outlined for jurors Thursday the investigation that led to two brothers’ arrests just hours after four people were found shot to death in a snowy soccer field in December 2000. Much of Thursday’s testimony focused on the arrest of Reginald Carr after a resident who had heard a broadcast about the killings noticed that a truck parked outside an apartment complex matched the description of one stolen from a victim.
KU grant to develop research software
October 11, 2002
Officials at Kansas University’s Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center say they’re about to make ecological research a lot easier. The museum has received about $3 million of a $12.25 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop computer software that will link Web sites and databases to one central site for data.
Thousands to honor former president
October 11, 2002
Thousands will gather in President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s hometown this week to honor the nation’s 34th president. Each October, the Eisenhower Center celebrates the popular leader’s birthday. He was born Oct. 14, 1890.
Dixon tries to choose his battles
Wizards guard used to fighting for what he wants and NBA camp has proved a worthy challenge
October 11, 2002
Juan Dixon’s competitive nature might be his biggest ally as he tries to make the transition to the NBA. It also might be his biggest obstacle.
NCAA taps IU’s Brand
President search ends with Hoosier bigwig
October 11, 2002
The NCAA hired Indiana University president Myles Brand as its president and chief executive Thursday, ending a seven-month search for a new leader.
Lawrence still seeks Spanish sister
October 11, 2002
It’s not easy to find a city that looks like Lawrence, but where the residents habla espa Members of the Lawrence Sister Cities Advisory Board said this week they were still trying to make a match with a Spanish-speaking city. Two-year-old attempts to become sister cities with Ronda, Spain, have nearly been exhausted, and board members are ready to look elsewhere.
Brian Leslie Mauch
October 11, 2002
House OKs $355 billion defense bill
Package provides for requested military buildup in face of terror threats
October 11, 2002
The House overwhelmingly approved on Thursday a compromise $355.4 billion defense bill brimming with money for new destroyers, helicopters and missiles, and granting President Bush most of the Pentagon buildup he requested after last year’s terrorist attacks.
6News video: Wal-Mart officials speak to residents about new supercenter
October 11, 2002
Concerns include proximity to Free State High School, and if it will hurt other businesses in town.
6News video: Bond issue requires tough decisions
October 11, 2002
The DLR recommendations may mean a $50 million bond issue.
Moore offers bill to allow casino
October 11, 2002
A measure introduced in Washington Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore would enable the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma to build a casino near the new Kansas Speedway in return for ending a lawsuit claiming rights to nearly 2,000 acres of industrial land.
KC students flocking to charter schools
October 11, 2002
Nearly one in five public school students living in the Kansas City school district boundaries now attends charter schools that receive state funding but are freed from many rules and regulations. The growing numbers of parents choosing to send their students to the new breed of schools gives Kansas City one of the highest ratios of charter school enrollment in the country, according to the Center for Education Reform, a Washington organization that advocates for charter schools.
8 students critical after collision
October 11, 2002
A truck hauling steel coils crashed into the side of a school bus taking youngsters on a field trip Thursday, injuring more than three dozen children and adults, eight critically.
Fuhgeddaboutit: Parade group protests ‘Sopranos’ stars
October 11, 2002
In a recent episode of “The Sopranos,” members of Tony Soprano’s crew got into a fight with another group over a Columbus Day celebration.
Saudi Arabia to follow U.N. resolution on Iraq
October 11, 2002
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Prince Saud, said Thursday that an attack on Iraq by the United States would anger the Arab world and spawn more terrorism.
Terrorism blamed in blast
October 11, 2002
A fiery explosion aboard a French oil tanker in the Arabian Sea resulted from an attack on the ship, U.S. and French officials concluded Thursday. The Americans said it was an act of terrorism most likely carried out by people with links to al-Qaida.
Sweetheart’ takes on darker role
October 11, 2002
The veteran actress Jane Powell, once known for her perky characters in upbeat musicals, takes on a difficult role in a particularly grim episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (9 p.m., NBC). During the 1940s and 1950s, Powell performed in such innocent musicals as “Song of the Open Road,” “Holiday in Mexico” and “Nancy Goes to Rio.” Her most-famous film musical was the 1954 classic “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”
Stocks soar on employment, earnings reports
October 11, 2002
Stocks rallied Thursday, boosted by encouraging news on jobless claims and upbeat outlooks from Yahoo! and Aetna. The Dow Jones industrials soared 248 points Thursday after dropping to a five-year low.
Rates on 30-year mortgages reach low of 5.98 percent
October 11, 2002
Rates on 30-year mortgages dropped to a new low this week, offering Americans a good reason to jump on the home mortgage refinancing bandwagon.
Lawrence growth attracts Miko
October 11, 2002
Editor’s Note: In Business is an occasional Journal-World series profiling area companies. If you’d like your business to be profiled, contact Business Editor Chad Lawhorn at 832-6362 or by e-mail at clawhorn@ljworld.com Business name: Miko
6News video: Ad Astra is back in place
October 11, 2002
The statue was placed on top of the Statehouse dome on Monday, but couldn’t be secured.
Ochs taps Montana
October 11, 2002
Former Colorado quarterback Craig Ochs will play for Montana next season, Grizzlies coach Joe Glenn confirmed Thursday.
FCC rejects satellite TV merger
Agency says Echostar, Hughes Electronics deal would create monopoly
October 11, 2002
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday blocked a proposed $18.8 billion merger of the two largest satellite TV companies. EchoStar Communications Corp. and Hughes Electronics Corp. said they would revise the deal to try to win approval. The FCC voted 4-0, saying the deal would create a virtual monopoly that would be particularly hurtful for millions of Americans without access to cable television.
Bush delivers urgent news about Iraq
October 11, 2002
It is accurate to say that there was little “new” in the three major speeches on Iraq given by President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the past month. Accurate, but irrelevant. Information does not have a use-by date stamped on it. Changed circumstances make the truth important even after it has ceased to be novel. Confusing the urgent with the important is a constant risk in daily journalism and in election-year politics. On Iraq, the world has too long rushed past the obvious. As Bush and Blair spotlight and lengthen the list of the dark deeds already committed and now planned by the Baathist regime in Baghdad, there is no intellectually honest way to continue saying, “We didn’t know.” Or to ask, “What’s that got to do with us?”
La Russa, Baker fined
October 11, 2002
Giants manager Dusty Baker and Cardinals counterpart Tony La Russa were fined $500 each Thursday, a day after their teams scuffled in Game 1 of the NL championship series.
Daily ticker
October 11, 2002
Oleander’ allows stars to blossom
October 11, 2002
An oleander is a poisonous evergreen shrub that features beautiful white to red flowers. Aside from its literal connection to the plot of “White Oleander,” the plant is a metaphor for the character played by Michelle Pfeiffer a woman whose gorgeous blonde facade disguises her venomous nature.
UAW-GM Quality 500 qualifying suspended
October 11, 2002
Qualifying for the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway was suspended by rain after 18 cars made runs Thursday night.
Renshaw’s woes continue
ARCA series driver involved in Wednesday’s fatal accident
October 11, 2002
Deborah Renshaw’s racing career was on a fast track, pushed along by attention received when other drivers protested against her in a midsummer race.
Rafters to hold 9 more jerseys
October 11, 2002
If you think the rafters in the south end zone of Allen Fieldhouse are loaded with retired Kansas University basketball players’ jerseys now, just wait.
Lions, Firebirds enjoy tune-up before regional
October 11, 2002
When Lawrence High’s foursome came off the final hole, giggling and laughing and ready to report its score, it was clear just how much fun they had during Thursday’s scramble at Lawrence Country Club.
s output against Baldwin
October 11, 2002
A question has loomed on the minds of both the Baldwin High and Eudora High football teams since last Friday night.
Whack-y pick: Colorado over Kansas
October 11, 2002
We were sitting in the Dallas airport, waiting to board our flight for Kansas City last Sunday morning following the Kansas-Baylor game when we struck up a conversation with a young woman.
Chance of light showers in forecast for Saturday morning
October 11, 2002
(Updated Friday at 11:39 a.m.) If you’re planning to attend Saturday morning’s homecoming parade on Kansas University’s campus, you might take along an umbrella and a jacket.
on road
October 11, 2002
Wednesday night at Kansas City’s opulent Midland Theatre, Elvis Costello demonstrated there’s still fire in his belly.
Project opponent
October 11, 2002
To the editor: As a northwest Lawrence resident, I write to ask all concerned citizens to urge the planning commission to reject the application by Southwind Capital LLC to locate a Wal-Mart store in northwest Lawrence. My reasons for this request are as follows:
Consultant filter
October 11, 2002
To the editor: I have seen many important school board decisions over the years. The method used to come to the important decision to close schools in Lawrence is unique this time. The public had to bring its case to consulting firm (DLR) officials. In the past, the elected officials had to face the electorate and be held directly accountable for their votes on the schools. How can a firm that is reimbursed, according to the Journal-World, through a contingency basis and won’t earn a substantial paycheck unless the bond issue passes listen to the electorate and make an objective decision that is best for Lawrence?
On the street
October 11, 2002
Asked at the Lawrence Public Library Do you support the House’s decision to authorize Bush to use military force in Iraq?
Kansans in Congress unanimous in their support of use-of-power resolution
October 11, 2002
Kansas’ congressional members Thursday supported a resolution that would allow President Bush to use military force against Iraq, but said they hoped war would not be necessary. All four Kansas House members voted for the measure authorizing force, which passed 296-133. The Senate was poised to approve the measure today. Kansas Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts already have expressed support.
Smith services
October 11, 2002
Smith services
October 11, 2002
Services for Ella Jean Smith, 64, Mount View, Ark., will be at 2 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, in Mount View.
Local briefs
October 11, 2002
Lions volleyball goes 1-2 at quad South tops Southwest to stay unbeaten Baldwin cross country sweeps Sabetha meet
Local briefs
October 11, 2002
LHS band alumni sought for anniversary events Chautauqua troupe to stop in Lawrence Museum supporters to tour renovations KU to break ground on Edwards Campus
Deadly mystery
October 11, 2002
Imagine the frustration of authorities in trying to deal with a random sniper. Pity the law enforcement and security people who have to try to find who is responsible for the sniper-style shootings in the Washington, D.C., area. Is the guilty party (or parties) affiliated with some al-Qaida terror operation, a disgruntled former military person, a kill-crazy Hannibal Lecter wanna-be,or just an insane soul? The prospects are limitless. Everyone has a pet theory.
$50 million bond issue likely to be put before district voters in 2003
October 11, 2002
Three Lawrence elementary schools should be closed and two secondary schools built as part of a $50 million bond issue that reshapes the district’s academic landscape, a majority of the school board said Thursday. Board members met three hours with a half-dozen consultants to set priorities and map strategy for advancing the largest bond issue in district history.
Complaint a censorship attempt, panelists say
October 11, 2002
A Kansas University professors’ panel discussion about possible war with Iraq took on an added free-speech dimension Thursday. Panelists discussed an e-mail sent by Kansas Public Radio to Carl Strikwerda, a history professor who participated in a similar panel discussion Wednesday.
Student seating plan tweaked
October 11, 2002
Kansas University’s athletic department has modified the student/general admission-seating plan for men’s basketball games at Allen Fieldhouse.
Deadly mystery
October 11, 2002
Imagine the frustration of authorities in trying to deal with a random sniper. Pity the law enforcement and security people who have to try to find who is responsible for the sniper-style shootings in the Washington, D.C., area. Is the guilty party (or parties) affiliated with some al-Qaida terror operation, a disgruntled former military person, a kill-crazy Hannibal Lecter wanna-be,or just an insane soul? The prospects are limitless. Everyone has a pet theory.
Seabury wants seniors sent out on high note
October 11, 2002
Seabury Academy seniors Janie Schneider and Anne Stella will experience their first-ever Kansas High School Activities Association-sanctioned home volleyball match tonight.
Complaint a censorship attempt, panelists say
October 11, 2002
A Kansas University professors’ panel discussion about possible war with Iraq took on an added free-speech dimension Thursday. Panelists discussed an e-mail sent by Kansas Public Radio to Carl Strikwerda, a history professor who participated in a similar panel discussion Wednesday.
Jury tells pharmacist to pay $2 billion for diluting drugs
October 11, 2002
A jury on Thursday awarded a cancer victim $2 billion in punitive damages and more than $225 million in actual damages in her case against a pharmacist who diluted her cancer drugs. As the jurors left the courtroom, each of them hugged plaintiff Georgia Hayes.
Pedestrian bridge collapse kills one
October 11, 2002
A pedestrian bridge under construction collapsed Thursday as concrete was being poured onto its steel girders, killing one worker and injuring at least nine others, authorities said.
Stanley G. Smith
October 11, 2002
6News video: House lawmakers authorize use of force against Iraq
October 11, 2002
Tomorrow the Senate will vote on the same measure.
Wife expresses love for suspect in murder trial
October 11, 2002
Nancy Robinson took the stand in her husband’s triple murder trial Thursday, saying she still loved John E. Robinson despite his numerous affairs and sadomasochistic sexual preference.
Statue finally caps Capitol
October 11, 2002
Ad Astra at lastra. There were many good omens promising success Thursday for the 300-foot climb of the 22-foot, two-ton Kansa Indian statue to the top of the Capitol dome.
Retailers report dismal sales
October 11, 2002
Shoppers, spooked by stock market plunges, the prospect of war in Iraq and a weak job market, held tight to their pocketbooks in September, leaving stores with dismal sales and indicating a difficult holiday season could be ahead. As the nation’s retailers reported September sales Thursday, department stores and apparel stores were hit the hardest. Discounters Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and Kohl’s Corp. also posted disappointing results.
Independent targets Pataki
October 11, 2002
Across the street from Moody’s Investors Service, which has given New York state bonds the lowest rating (tied with Louisiana’s) in the nation, Tom Golisano, addressing a handful of journalists and bemused passersby, says: The worst is yet to come. He is not a little ray of sunshine. In his third run for governor on the Independence Party ticket his third run against the incumbent governor, George Pataki, who is seeking a third term polls show Golisano at 9 percent. He figures that if he gets to, say, 36 percent, he wins. He knows Jesse Ventura won in Minnesota with 37 percent.
Our state is your stage’
The Kansas Film Commission attempts to lure big-screen productions to the heartland
October 11, 2002
“Sorry, I’m out in the middle of nowhere,” says Peter S. Jasso, the new Kansas film commissioner. The comment comes as an apology for his static-plagued cell phone while he drives through the eastern part of the state. But the phrase also could serve as a mantra for his job duties.
Bush makes his case on Iraq
October 11, 2002
President Bush has soberly and systematically laid out his case for why Iraq’s Saddam Hussein must go. In a speech Monday night, delivered to an audience in Cincinnati and carried only on Fox and the all-news cable channels (more about that in a moment), the president lifted the curtain on some of the intelligence information that has led him to oppose further delay in forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm. He said he believed delay was the riskiest of several options.
Grand marshal, former coach is ‘sold on coach Mangino’
October 11, 2002
Don Fambrough has faith Mark Mangino will turn Kansas University’s limping football program into a winner. Fambrough should know. He helped salvage the KU program before not once, but twice.
October 11, 2002
Don Fambrough has faith Mark Mangino will turn Kansas University’s limping football program into a winner. Fambrough should know. He helped salvage the KU program before  not once, but twice.
Seahawk runners set school-bests at cross country contest
October 11, 2002
Seabury Academy runner Adam Davis turned heads Thursday, but it wasn’t because he ran the race of his life.
The Kansas Film Commission attempts to lure big-screen productions to the heartland
October 11, 2002
“Sorry, I’m out in the middle of nowhere,” says Peter S. Jasso, the new Kansas film commissioner. The comment comes as an apology for his static-plagued cell phone while he drives through the eastern part of the state. But the phrase also could serve as a mantra for his job duties.
allows stars to blossom
October 11, 2002
An oleander is a poisonous evergreen shrub that features beautiful white to red flowers. Aside from its literal connection to the plot of “White Oleander,” the plant is a metaphor for the character played by Michelle Pfeiffer  a woman whose gorgeous blonde facade disguises her venomous nature.
Matney services
October 11, 2002
Graveside services for Doris H. Matney, 90, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Matney died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Shallenburger commercial blasts opponent
October 11, 2002
The race for Kansas governor turned a corner Thursday as Republican Tim Shallenburger launched an ad that accused Democrat Kathleen Sebelius of being soft on crime and criticized her for a recent comment she made about Sept. 11. Sebelius’ spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran-Basso said the ad took out of context several votes that Sebelius had made during her eight years as a state legislator. She said Sebelius voted dozens of times for strong anti-crime bills.
Graffiti arrest spurs investigation
October 11, 2002
Lawrence Police are trying to determine whether a man arrested for spraying graffiti on the Lawrence Arts Center is responsible for similar messages found at other downtown buildings. “We are investigating the possibility graffiti found at five other locations may be linked,” Sgt. Mike Pattrick said.
Poor traffic plan
October 11, 2002
To the editor: Couldn’t the traffic-planning department have devised a better plan to upgrade 31st Street between Ousdahl and Iowa? Blocking access to the post office and other nearby businesses to westbound traffic seems rather extreme, and certainly presents major inconveniences.
Lawrence growth attracts Miko
October 11, 2002
Editor’s Note: In Business is an occasional Journal-World series profiling area companies. If you’d like your business to be profiled, contact Business Editor Chad Lawhorn at 832-6362 or by e-mail at clawhorn@ljworld.com Business name: Miko
KU grant to develop research software
October 11, 2002
Officials at Kansas University’s Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center say they’re about to make ecological research a lot easier. The museum has received about $3 million of a $12.25 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop computer software that will link Web sites and databases to one central site for data.
Briefly
October 11, 2002
Officials arrest suspected al-Qaida cell member Gene may signal deadly form of prostate cancer Astronauts wire new girder to international space station
Lawrence still seeks Spanish sister
October 11, 2002
It’s not easy to find a city that looks like Lawrence, but where the residents habla español. Members of the Lawrence Sister Cities Advisory Board said this week they were still trying to make a match with a Spanish-speaking city. Two-year-old attempts to become sister cities with Ronda, Spain, have nearly been exhausted, and board members are ready to look elsewhere.
Hinrich hobbled by hip pointer
October 11, 2002
Hard-nosed Kirk Hinrich hit the deck hard and suffered a hip pointer while playing in a pick-up basketball game last Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Lineman Nicks looking ahead
October 11, 2002
Kansas University’s seniors may be tempted to omit some information on future job applications. “A loss to Baylor is not something you want on your football resume,” KU senior center Greg Nicks said Tuesday, three days after the Jayhawks put an end to the Bears’ 29-game Big 12 Conference losing streak. “All the seniors are down about the loss. (But) we’ve put it behind us.”
Pyle will start for Eudora
Cardinals could need back’s output against Baldwin
October 11, 2002
A question has loomed on the minds of both the Baldwin High and Eudora High football teams since last Friday night.
NLCS Game two - San Francisco 4, St. Louis 1
Giants take 2-0 series lead back home
October 11, 2002
Rich Aurilia, Jason Schmidt and the San Francisco Giants set down the Cardinals without much of a fight.
Auschwitz survivor wins Nobel
Group honors author’s debut novel about concentration camps
October 11, 2002
After Auschwitz, to write poetry is barbaric, a philosopher once concluded. A long line of poets and novelists have thought otherwise, and on Thursday, the Nobel Prize in literature went to Imre Kertesz, a Hungarian novelist and Auschwitz survivor.
Residents speak out against 2nd Wal-Mart
Dozens lodge complaints at meeting; retailer promises atypical store
October 11, 2002
Wal-Mart officials say their customers want a new supercenter at Sixth and Wakarusa. But you couldn’t tell that from the northwest Lawrence residents who attended at an informational meeting Thursday night. Most of the roughly 50 people who attended the meeting at Quail Run School were opposed to the store; many of them were downright hostile.
Horoscopes
October 11, 2002
Poor traffic plan
October 11, 2002
Matney services
October 11, 2002
People
October 11, 2002
The Other Ones back on the road ‘End Game’ isn’t over for Connery Sideline reporters irk Rooney Fund-raiser drops Nimoy
Consultant filter
October 11, 2002
Kansas confirms five cases of West Nile virus in humans
October 11, 2002
The first five human cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Kansas, but state health officials say cooler weather will reduce the risk of the mosquito-borne disease. “We are getting very close to the time of the year when mosquitoes aren’t a problem in Kansas. Without mosquitoes, the virus doesn’t spread,” Dr. Gail Hansen, state public health veterinarian, said Thursday.
Board endorses closing 3 schools
$50 million bond issue likely to be put before district voters in 2003
October 11, 2002
Three Lawrence elementary schools should be closed and two secondary schools built as part of a $50 million bond issue that reshapes the district’s academic landscape, a majority of the school board said Thursday. Board members met three hours with a half-dozen consultants to set priorities and map strategy for advancing the largest bond issue in district history.
Briefly
October 11, 2002
Pro-India party ousted in Kashmir election Labor group joins call for Chavez resignation British tourist killed near Great Wall Study: Cancer estimates too pessimistic
Free State, O-North play down showdown
October 11, 2002
It’s just another game. That’s how the Free State High and Olathe North football teams are approaching today’s 7 p.m. matchup of 5-0 teams at the Olathe District Activities Center.
Lawrence High faces another tough defense
October 11, 2002
On paper, Shawnee Mission East is a sheep. In reality, the Lancers, winners just once in five outings, are more like a wolf in sheep’s clothing. “They’ve had the lead in the fourth quarter in all the games they’ve lost,” Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd said.
Briefly
October 11, 2002
GOP candidate leaves Senate race, citing ad State Department issues security warning Court upholds sentence in deadly ski collision House OKs $3.8 billion election overhaul plan
Ad breaks race’s positive streak
Shallenburger commercial blasts opponent; Sebelius camp calls attempt ‘desperate’
October 11, 2002
The race for Kansas governor turned a corner Thursday as Republican Tim Shallenburger launched an ad that accused Democrat Kathleen Sebelius of being soft on crime and criticized her for a recent comment she made about Sept. 11. Sebelius’ spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran-Basso said the ad took out of context several votes that Sebelius had made during her eight years as a state legislator. She said Sebelius voted dozens of times for strong anti-crime bills.
Stanley G. Smith
October 11, 2002
Services for Stanley G. Smith, 93, DeSoto, will be at 2 p.m. today at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel in DeSoto. Graveside services will follow at DeSoto Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Center.
Proud moment
October 11, 2002
To the editor: The Ballard Center recently had a flag-raising ceremony at its school in North Lawrence. The Daughters of the American Revolution presented an American flag and educated the children about proper flag etiquette and the history of the 50 stars that are currently present on the flag. About 40 children attended the event.
Lawrence briefs
October 11, 2002
 Student suspected of selling marijuana  Eight students vie for Ex.C.E.L. awards  Knights to begin fund drive to help mentally retarded  Church to sell Indian tacos as fund-raising event
ALCS moves to West Coast
Twins-Angels series says goodbye to Homer Hankies, hello to ‘rally monkey’
October 11, 2002
Goodbye wacky dome, hello sunny California.
Schmidt simply stunning
Giants starter says Game 2 victory ‘highlight of my career, no doubt’
October 11, 2002
Jason Schmidt wanted to simplify his pitching he did, and was simply stunning.
KU Men’s Basketball Media Day: Graves in Williams’ doghouse
Coach: Newcomer not on team yet
October 11, 2002
Wearing Kansas University basketball jersey No. 42, big Jeff Graves posed for pictures at Thursday’s hoops media day at Allen Fieldhouse. But, according to coach Roy Williams, Graves did so as an individual, not as a full-fledged player on the team.
Briefcase
October 11, 2002
ImClone defends policy More WorldCom leaders plead guilty to fraud Digital radio approved Midwest Grain changes name to MGP Ingredients
Coach: Newcomer not on team yet
October 11, 2002
Wearing Kansas University basketball jersey No. 42, big Jeff Graves posed for pictures at Thursday’s hoops media day at Allen Fieldhouse. But, according to coach Roy Williams, Graves did so as an individual, not as a full-fledged player on the team.
Local briefs
October 11, 2002
 LHS band alumni sought for anniversary events  Chautauqua troupe to stop in Lawrence  Museum supporters to tour renovations  KU to break ground on Edwards Campus
Elvis Costello can still ‘Pump It Up’ on road
October 11, 2002
Wednesday night at Kansas City’s opulent Midland Theatre, Elvis Costello demonstrated there’s still fire in his belly.
Athletes of the week
October 11, 2002
Briefly
October 11, 2002
Gene therapy studied for Parkinson’s patients Activity resumes at West Coast ports Injectible contraceptive recalled over potency
Sound off
October 11, 2002
Why doesn’t Channel 6 tape Late Night with Roy Williams? “In the past,” said Ann Niccum of Channel 6, “our ‘High School Game of the Week’ schedule has conflicted with the Late Night with Roy event. This year, we will be taping Late Night with Roy in its entirety and will replay the event on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m., and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m.”
Births
October 11, 2002
Cathy Lawrence and Tim Ward, Olathe, a boy, Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Newman, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
Statue finally caps Capitol
October 11, 2002
Ad Astra at lastra. There were many good omens promising success Thursday for the 300-foot climb of the 22-foot, two-ton Kansa Indian statue to the top of the Capitol dome.
Dozens lodge complaints at meeting
October 11, 2002
Wal-Mart officials say their customers want a new supercenter at Sixth and Wakarusa. But you couldn’t tell that from the northwest Lawrence residents who attended at an informational meeting Thursday night. Most of the roughly 50 people who attended the meeting at Quail Run School were opposed to the store; many of them were downright hostile.
6Sports video: Homecoming might be hard
October 11, 2002
Colorado’s replacement quarterback has been outstanding, which worries Coach Mangino.
Hinrich hobbled by hip pointer
October 11, 2002
Hard-nosed Kirk Hinrich hit the deck hard and suffered a hip pointer while playing in a pick-up basketball game last Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Whack-y pick: Colorado over Kansas
October 11, 2002
We were sitting in the Dallas airport, waiting to board our flight for Kansas City last Sunday morning following the Kansas-Baylor game when we struck up a conversation with a young woman.
Lineman Nicks looking ahead
October 11, 2002
Kansas University’s seniors may be tempted to omit some information on future job applications. “A loss to Baylor is not something you want on your football resume,” KU senior center Greg Nicks said Tuesday, three days after the Jayhawks put an end to the Bears’ 29-game Big 12 Conference losing streak. “All the seniors are down about the loss. (But) we’ve put it behind us.”
Rafters to hold 9 more jerseys
October 11, 2002
If you think the rafters in the south end zone of Allen Fieldhouse are loaded with retired Kansas University basketball players’ jerseys now, just wait.
Student seating plan tweaked
October 11, 2002
Kansas University’s athletic department has modified the student/general admission-seating plan for men’s basketball games at Allen Fieldhouse.