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KU demolishes Ohio Street houses
October 14, 2002
(Updated Monday at 2:01 p.m.) Kansas University officials announced early Monday afternoon that demolition has begun on four homes and two apartment buildings on Ohio Street to make way for two new scholarship halls. The four houses are expected to be demolished by the end of the day, KU officials said.
Walk-on tryouts begin
October 14, 2002
Kansas University basketball players Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich and Wayne Simien were in Allen Fieldhouse late Sunday night. They were not practicing, but watching as 55 hustling hopefuls attended the first night of KU walk-on tryouts.
Walk-on tryouts begin
October 14, 2002
Kansas University basketball players Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich and Wayne Simien were in Allen Fieldhouse late Sunday night. They were not practicing, but watching as 55 hustling hopefuls attended the first night of KU walk-on tryouts.
Firebirds should thrive
October 14, 2002
The seeding meeting for today’s 6A girls’ tennis regional might have a few surprises, but there’s one certainty: Free State High will have the players to beat.
Broken legs sideline Rams, Jags linemen
October 14, 2002
The St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars both lost offensive tackles to broken legs Sunday. Left tackle Grant Williams was carted off the field during the second quarter of the Rams’ 28-13 victory over Oakland.
Firebirds should thrive; Lions could surprise
October 14, 2002
The seeding meeting for today’s 6A girls’ tennis regional might have a few surprises, but there’s one certainty: Free State High will have the players to beat.
City teams prepare for Stagg Hill test
October 14, 2002
Once the 6A girls’ golf regionals begins today at Stagg Hill Golf Course in Manhattan, Lawrence High and Free State High should be familiar with the course.
McMurray’s win shocks NASCAR
Driver wins in second Winston Cup race after replacing injured Sterling Marlin on Chip Ganassi team
October 14, 2002
Jamie McMurray was so nervous about racing a Winston Cup car Sunday at Lowe’s Motor Speedway that he had trouble sleeping for a few nights.
Tataurangi tops in Vegas
New Zealander wins first PGA event at Invensys Classic
October 14, 2002
Phil Tataurangi didn’t think he had a chance to win his first PGA Tour title Sunday. Even after shooting a 10-under 62 to come from five shots behind to win the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas he had trouble believing it.
Spears family does it again with sister’s TV acting debut
October 14, 2002
Jamie Lynn Spears is looking for the show business equivalent of lightning striking twice, if not exactly in the same place.
Historic Kinsley theater showing movies again
October 14, 2002
Movie-goers again are filling a western Kansas theater that showed silent pictures accompanied by organ music when it was built in 1917.
Marchers show support for Somali immigrants
October 14, 2002
Hundreds of people marched Sunday in support of Somali immigrants in Maine’s second-largest city, where the mayor earlier this month asked Somalis in an open letter to stop bringing in friends and relatives for fear of straining the city’s services.
Astronauts admire results of labor
October 14, 2002
Astronauts aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the international space station got to see the results of their handiwork Sunday, with the rotation of brand new radiators.
Cheney enjoying his role
October 14, 2002
On the day last month that President Bush was in Houston, raising money for Republican Senate candidate John Cornyn, Vice President Dick Cheney was in Dallas, doing the same for GOP House hopeful Jeb Hensarling.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
October 14, 2002
Wind energy
October 14, 2002
Laws should reflect what’s right
October 14, 2002
What if … what if, these corporate buccaneers are right, or half-right, when they say they never meant wrong? What if prosecutors cannot prove otherwise, beyond reasonable doubt?
Candidates can’t ignore homeland security
October 14, 2002
This election season, entering its final three weeks, illuminates Democrats’ problems and foreshadows the contest for their 2004 presidential nomination. Consider Al Gore and the Goldberg Possibility.
Board rules officer wrong for running red light
October 14, 2002
A Topeka police officer did not follow department policies and procedures when he sped through a red light without his lights or siren activated and struck a pickup truck, a police review board said.
History Channel is in ship-shape
October 14, 2002
Reality television takes to the high seas with the six-hour, three part miniseries “The Ship” (8 p.m., History), airing nightly through Wednesday. Equal parts “Survivor” and “Mutiny on the Bounty,” this exciting docudrama features 40 volunteers and a crew of 15 professional sailors as they re-create the 1768 voyage of Captain James Cook.
Meetings under way on park development
October 14, 2002
The first of several public hearings on how Lawrence Parks and Recreation should develop about 1,000 acres near Clinton Lake took place this weekend at Youth Sports Inc.
Hawaiian philosophy key to a happy life, group says
Ancient ‘Huna’ secrets credited for better living
October 14, 2002
Every Tuesday night, a small group of 10 or so people sit in the comfortable living room of Greg Boyd and Sherry Verdugo-Boyd talking about ancient Hawaiian secrets called Huna.
Social Service League seeks volunteers
October 14, 2002
The Social Service League was the first charity in Lawrence, with roots starting after Quantrill’s Raid in 1863. Today, it operates two programs for children of low-income families. One provides eye care and glasses, the other shoes.
Holiday observance to close some offices
October 14, 2002
Most government offices and public services in Lawrence will be open today as the nation observes Columbus Day.
Miami sets poll record
October 14, 2002
Miami has itself a record-setting streak most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press college football poll.
Angels advance to World Series
Anaheim eliminates Minnesota, 13-5, to clinch first AL championship
October 14, 2002
Halo-lujah! The Angels are finally going to the World Series. Minutes after they had squandered another postseason lead, bringing out all those painful playoff memories, Adam Kennedy broke out the biggest of the ThunderStix.
John Randall ‘JR’ Anguiano
October 14, 2002
Modified version of Alzheimer’s vaccine tested
October 14, 2002
Modifications to an experimental vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease that was discontinued because of side effects might make it safe, a study suggests.
On the record
October 14, 2002
Briefcase
October 14, 2002
Internet: Web site can provide help for wedding toast Topeka: Agency to offer seminar on holiday shopping Labor: Rate of unemployment in tech industry slows
Chester C. Sloan
October 14, 2002
On the money
October 14, 2002
.Many people may not realize that they have a government or private-sector pension plan accessible to them. Several Web sites offer a wide range of information on pension plan rules and laws.
Bad timing?
Experts say selling stocks to buy bonds could be costly
October 14, 2002
Investors are dumping stock funds and buying bond funds at record rates according to the Investment Companies Institute an alarming trend to professionals who watch market psychology.
Watkins Museum’s atmosphere still friendly despite budget issues
October 14, 2002
It was talk of antiques and quilts, birthday parties and sesquicentennials and not purse strings or politics that dominated the conversation at Sunday’s annual meeting of the Friends of Watkins Museum.
Lecompton considers tax increase for pool
October 14, 2002
Even with financial help from the state, building Lecompton’s first public swimming pool could double the town’s property taxes. And losing out on the state grant would deepen the city’s own financial commitment even more enough to increase the tax hit by another 110 percent.
Russian history teacher trains volunteers for czar exhibit
October 14, 2002
Wayne Chinander says Kansans can take a trip to Russia � and a trip back in history � without leaving their state.
Local briefs
October 14, 2002
Fund raising: Foundation program to educate nonprofits Politics: Moore to announce Republican supporters Club: Mensa giving IQ test
Santiago delivers for Giants - San Francisco 4, St. Louis 3
Game-winning homer follows walk to Bonds
October 14, 2002
Barry Bonds strolled to the plate and St. Louis manager Tony La Russa never hesitated, putting four fingers in the air for an intentional walk. It seemed like a good idea until Benito Santiago connected.
Fizer arrested with gun
October 14, 2002
Chicago Bulls forward Marcus Fizer was charged with having a loaded gun in his car and driving with a suspended license early Sunday morning.
Alliance fights impending demise of unique tallgrass prairie
October 14, 2002
Grazing stocker cattle on his tallgrass prairie pastures each summer is part of Tom Moxley’s livelihood as a Morris County rancher. And that’s one reason the Flint Hills rancher wants to save the prairie and preserve it for generations to come.
Bali bombings spur al-Qaida concerns
Two Americans among dead; tourists flee island
October 14, 2002
Terrified tourists tried Sunday to flee this island paradise that turned into an inferno, with the death toll from a pair of bombings climbing to 188 and fears growing that al-Qaida has taken its terror campaign to the world’s largest Muslim country.
Indigenous peoples re-tell ocean-blue point of view
October 14, 2002
If you believe the textbook version of Christopher Columbus, he was an explorer of mythic proportions, the man who proved the Earth was round, the man who discovered the new world.
Parking glut tries patience near campus
October 14, 2002
Steven Watts just wants to park in his own driveway. But sometimes his street in the 1600 block of Edgehill Drive is parked so full of cars he can’t find a space for his own. Those cars, he says, mostly belong to students and faculty at nearby Kansas University.
Loss stings Jayhawks
KU falls to OU, loses Smith to injury
October 14, 2002
Facing a 2-0 deficit with 3 1/2 minutes left to play Sunday, Kansas University’s soccer team didn’t have time to be kicking the ball backward toward its own goal.
KU demolishes Ohio Street houses
October 14, 2002
(Updated Monday at 2:01 p.m.) Kansas University officials announced early Monday afternoon that demolition has begun on four homes and two apartment buildings on Ohio Street to make way for two new scholarship halls. The four houses are expected to be demolished by the end of the day, KU officials said.
s atmosphere still friendly despite budget issues
October 14, 2002
It was talk of antiques and quilts, birthday parties and sesquicentennials  and not purse strings or politics  that dominated the conversation at Sunday’s annual meeting of the Friends of Watkins Museum.
Meetings under way on park development
October 14, 2002
The first of several public hearings on how Lawrence Parks and Recreation should develop about 1,000 acres near Clinton Lake took place this weekend at Youth Sports Inc.
Dueling soccer sisters enjoy matchup
October 14, 2002
When Kansas University freshman Kim Karfonta checked into Sunday’s soccer game against Oklahoma, she was met by a familiar face.
Murder trial grips Wichita
Graphic testimony in multiple slayings stuns community
October 14, 2002
The grim details of how two brothers allegedly committed a nine-day crime rampage that left five people dead are being closely monitored by a community that is still shaken nearly two years after the slayings and more than a month into the brothers’ murder trial.
Best Damn Sports Show’ captures loyal crowd
October 14, 2002
Michael Irvin and Tom Arnold are having a difference of opinion. They’re on the Los Angeles set of the Fox Sports Network cable show, “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.”
Columbus a sensitive subject for students
October 14, 2002
As children color in pictures today of the NiPInta and Santa Maria, there’s more to be learned than staying within the lines.
Companies offer unique systems to wake up heavy sleepers
October 14, 2002
“OK, I’ll tell her.” I hung up the phone and took another sip of coffee, trying to cut through the Saturday morning cobwebs.
Russian history teacher trains volunteers for czar exhibit
October 14, 2002
Wayne Chinander says Kansans can take a trip to Russia  and a trip back in history  without leaving their state.
Lecompton considers tax increase for pool
October 14, 2002
Even with financial help from the state, building Lecompton’s first public swimming pool could double the town’s property taxes. And losing out on the state grant would deepen the city’s own financial commitment even more  enough to increase the tax hit by another 110 percent.
Briefly
October 14, 2002
California: Air pollution spikes despite recent gains Boston: Convicted mobster’s properties shown Boston: Newspaper publishes same-sex commitments Kuwait: Government says attack won’t affect U.S. ties
Film pegs German as Iraq’s nuclear link
October 14, 2002
A new investigative film traces the roots of the Iraq nuclear crisis to links between German industry and Baghdad’s bomb builders, and it questions the lenient sentence probation handed a German engineer for treason in aiding the project.
Red Dragon’ prevails over onslaught of new movies
October 14, 2002
Hannibal Lecter stood out in a crowd of new movies. “Red Dragon,” the third thriller starring Anthony Hopkins as serial killer Lecter, was the No. 1 movie for a second weekend, taking in $17.6 million and fending off an onslaught of debut films, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Horoscopes
October 14, 2002
2002 likely to be among hottest years on record
October 14, 2002
Three-quarters of the way through the year, 2002 is turning into the second hottest year on record, easily elbowing last year into third place.
Standards panel plugs its work
October 14, 2002
What’s in a screw? Well, there’s ISO 272, ISO 4757, ISO 7721. And that’s just for starters.
Briefly
October 14, 2002
Serbia: Low voter turnout voids election Ivory Coast: Rebels capture key city in cocoa belt Afghanistan: Rebuilding plan wins pledge of aid Colombia: Police dismantle ring smuggling immigrants
Twins’ dream season comes to end
October 14, 2002
The Anaheim Angels finally did what no one else could: get rid of the Minnesota Twins. Blowing a record 10 runs in a humiliating seventh inning Sunday, the Twins lost 13-5 to Anaheim in Game 5 of the AL championship series won 4-1 by the Angels, who advanced to their first World Series.
Security tight at Redskins game
Despite sniper fears, 80,000 fans turn out at FedEx Field
October 14, 2002
An oversized sheriff’s van backed into a parking space within two feet of where Andrew Kasmer grilled hot dogs and hamburgers for his group of Washington Redskins tailgaters.
Rams stun Raiders
Bulger hands St. Louis first win, Oakland first loss
October 14, 2002
One quick possession was all Marc Bulger needed to calm his frayed nerves and give the St. Louis Rams a lead they’d never relinquish.
Ancient camel’s remains found
October 14, 2002
A geologist searching for earthquake faults at a construction site found something even more earth-shattering: the 100,000-year-old fossilized remains of a North American camel.
The Lone Eagle
October 14, 2002
Still more contributions by Charles Lindbergh have come to light. Aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh became one of the best-known and often best-loved citizens in American history when he became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1927.
Flea circus act claims fans in Times Square
October 14, 2002
Saturday was turning out to be a hard day for Professor Adam Gertsacov. Half of his cast was on strike, the other half went missing, and he had yet to discover that the cannon which hurtles his charges through a flaming “ring of death” was destined to malfunction.
Lawrence briefs
October 14, 2002
KU announces new sorority members Museum presentation features Haskell history
Report Sunday deemed hoax
October 14, 2002
A fast-food restaurant manager was arrested Sunday for allegedly reporting a rooftop sniper in an attempt to get a day off from work, sheriff’s deputies said.
Before election, Saddam declares victory
October 14, 2002
The victory rallies are set, and the tributes are ready. In an Iraqi yes-or-no vote on re-electing Saddam Hussein, the only cliffhanger in Tuesday’s vote is whether the two-decade Iraqi leader will beat his last showing: 99.96 percent.
Area briefs
October 14, 2002
Homicide victim found in river; four charged Congressman urges Bush to award medal to Kansan KGS receives international geophysics award Meeting to explain child-care registration Baker to honor alumni KU nursing banquet Nov. 1 Clinic seeks men for study Classes offer exercises for Parkinson’s patients
Historian Stephen Ambrose dies
WWII chronicler once was a liberal professor at Kansas State University
October 14, 2002
Stephen E. Ambrose, a once-obscure history professor catapulted to prominence by his best-selling books that made aging World War II veterans hometown heroes again, died Sunday of lung cancer. He was 66.
Parking glut tries patience near campus
October 14, 2002
Steven Watts just wants to park in his own driveway. But sometimes his street in the 1600 block of Edgehill Drive is parked so full of cars he can’t find a space for his own. Those cars, he says, mostly belong to students and faculty at nearby Kansas University.
Billie Joe Cobb
October 14, 2002
Police walk thin line on sniper details
October 14, 2002
Investigators hunting an increasingly brazen sniper defended their meager release of information, saying Sunday they don’t want the killer to know what they know.
People
October 14, 2002
Juice pours it on for relief Hoping to make history Is Senate a hip-hop away? Flattered by comparison
Companies offer unique systems to wake up heavy sleepers
October 14, 2002
“OK, I’ll tell her.” I hung up the phone and took another sip of coffee, trying to cut through the Saturday morning cobwebs.
Democrats target Maine seat
October 14, 2002
By 11 a.m. Chellie Pingree is working the second shift in a campaign day that started long before dawn at the gate to the Bath Iron Works.
Lawrence city commission
October 14, 2002
6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall Sunflower Broadband Channel 6
Giants’ Santiago makes Cards pay
October 14, 2002
As a young player, Benito Santiago had his share of long hitting streaks and memorable home runs. But in 17 years in the majors, there’s been nothing like this not even close. Never did all his impressive numbers get him so far.
Jayhawks keep fighting
Mangino high on KU’s attitude, character
October 14, 2002
In terms of wins and losses, the 2002 Kansas University Jayhawks are likely to rank as the worst major college football team Mark Mangino has coached. In some ways, though, Mangino thinks his 2-5 club is one of the best.
Chargers shock KC - San Diego 35, Kansas City 34
Brees directs game-winning touchdown drive
October 14, 2002
Drew Brees had absolutely no doubt the San Diego Chargers were going to beat the Kansas City Chiefs. “Seriously,” Brees said with a laugh after the Chargers’ improbable victory Sunday, when they committed five turnovers and had a punt blocked, yet came back to win it 35-34 when Brees threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to rookie Reche Caldwell with 14 seconds left.
Briefly
October 14, 2002
West Bank: Six Palestinians killed in scattered violence California: After six months of calm, gasoline prices turn upward New York City: Mayor marches in Bronx, will lunch in Manhattan
Ruth Chapin
October 14, 2002
Dueling soccer sisters enjoy matchup
October 14, 2002
When Kansas University freshman Kim Karfonta checked into Sunday’s soccer game against Oklahoma, she was met by a familiar face.