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AG candidates spar over school finance
October 15, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 1:07 p.m.) OVERLAND PARK Democrat Chris Biggs and Republican Phill Kline on Tuesday sharply differed on the issue of public school funding during a debate in their race for Kansas attorney general.
LHS player of the week: Brandon McAnderson
October 15, 2002
Class: Senior HT: 6-0 WT: 210
Harold William Hogan
October 15, 2002
Services for Harold William Hogan, 52, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Oak Creek Cemetery in Raymond, Neb. Mr. Hogan died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at his home.
t prevent Free State sweep
October 15, 2002
This time around, Abby and Sara Olson made it an all-Lawrence doubles final. At the Sunflower League tennis tournament last week, Lawrence High’s doubles team lost its semifinal in three sets to Shawnee Mission East, preventing the Lions from playing Free State’s doubles team of Emily Loewen and Lacey Luina.
Contest: Journal-World looks to rename this page
October 15, 2002
The Journal-World’s Teen Advisory Board is still looking for a new name for our 18 & Under page.
Lions, Firebirds ready for district play
October 15, 2002
Now the real season starts. At least that’s the approach most high school football teams will take when district play begins this week. That includes Lawrence High and Free State.
Demolition disappoints neighborhood advocates
October 15, 2002
Kansas University officials ordered four houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street torn down Monday to make way for scholarship halls. Two more apartment buildings the university owns are to be razed by the end of the week.
Tax abatement policy questioned
October 15, 2002
Members of a committee that compiled a progress report on the city’s tax abatement policy finished their work earlier this month but not the debate.
Local briefs
October 15, 2002
Butler County paramedic gives birth in ambulance Kansas University: White-collar convict to discuss crime Construction: Workers cut water line to Gaslight Village Police: Adult, juvenile arrested for threat with handgun
Olsons can’t prevent Free State sweep
October 15, 2002
This time around, Abby and Sara Olson made it an all-Lawrence doubles final. At the Sunflower League tennis tournament last week, Lawrence High’s doubles team lost its semifinal in three sets to Shawnee Mission East, preventing the Lions from playing Free State’s doubles team of Emily Loewen and Lacey Luina.
Sims lost for season
KC rookie broke elbow in loss to San Diego
October 15, 2002
Kansas City defensive tackle Ryan Sims, the sixth player taken in this year’s draft, is probably out for the year because of a broken elbow.
Giants finish off Cardinals - San Francisco 2, St. Louis 1
October 15, 2002
At long last, Barry Bonds will get his chance. Kenny Lofton hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning that sent Bonds to his first World Series as the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1, Monday night to win the NL championship series.
Jury views video of Robinson, alleged victim
October 15, 2002
Jurors saw first hand Monday the lurid sexual activities they heard so much about in the first week of the John E. Robinson Sr. trial. For a few, it was more than they could bear to watch.
Tax abatement policy questioned
October 15, 2002
Members of a committee that compiled a progress report on the city’s tax abatement policy finished their work earlier this month but not the debate.
Roberta Ann Paine
October 15, 2002
Ruth Ream Chapin
October 15, 2002
Sharon tells Palestinians to oust Arafat
October 15, 2002
In advance of a White House visit, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon urged Palestinians on Monday to overthrow their leadership, calling it a “despotic regime that is leading you from failure to failure.”
Twila J. Stammeyer
October 15, 2002
Abilene  Services for Twila J. Stammeyer, 74, Abilene, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Abilene. Burial will be in Abilene Cemetery. Mrs. Stammeyer died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Abilene Memorial Hospital.
Ernest C. Mullins
October 15, 2002
Baldwin  Services for Ernest C. Mullins, 72, Albuquerque, N.M., will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Mullins died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, in Albuquerque.
LHS freshman qualifies for 6A state
October 15, 2002
Lawrence High freshman Sydney Wilson carded a 90 Monday and finished second at the Class 6A regional golf tournament at Stagg Hill Golf Course.
Wrecking Crew next test for Whittemore
October 15, 2002
Bill Whittemore’s streak of three consecutive 300-yard games will be put to the test Saturday when Kansas University plays host to Texas A&M at Memorial Stadium.
South Junior High student savors trip to Great Barrier Reef
October 15, 2002
Have you ever dreamed what it would be like to dive deep in the ocean and see the sea life down there? Well, the dream became a reality for Thomas Ashe, an eighth-grader at South Junior High School.
Sebelius releases combative TV ad
October 15, 2002
With a hard-hitting ad and testimonials from law enforcement officials, Democrat Kathleen Sebelius on Monday depicted Republican Tim Shallenburger as a negative campaigner who doesn’t support public schools.
for Jayhawks
October 15, 2002
“Frighteningly organized” is the way former Wichita State and South Carolina basketball coach Eddie Fogler described his pal, Roy Williams, on July 8, 1988, the day Williams was hired at Kansas.
People
October 15, 2002
No right to privacy Just another Sunday Record road trip Actor dies in house fire
KU razes Ohio St. houses
Demolition disappoints neighborhood advocates
October 15, 2002
Kansas University officials ordered four houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street torn down Monday to make way for scholarship halls. Two more apartment buildings the university owns are to be razed by the end of the week.
Election stretch
October 15, 2002
In search of an election victory, some candidates are likely to try an end-run around the truth. With the 2002 election campaign heading into the home stretch, things are likely to get a little confusing for voters.
Brush removal hoped to fight vandalism at Wells Overlook
October 15, 2002
An army of volunteers is about to storm Wells Overlook Park and uproot acres of trees as part of Douglas County’s attack on litter, vandalism and other problems at the rural site.
FSHS player of the week: Pearson Skepnek
October 15, 2002
Class: Senior HT: 5-10 WT: 170
Election stretch
October 15, 2002
In search of an election victory, some candidates are likely to try an end-run around the truth. With the 2002 election campaign heading into the home stretch, things are likely to get a little confusing for voters.
Niners down Seahawks
Owens scores TD, signs ball
October 15, 2002
Terrell Owens had it all over Shawn Springs on Monday night. Twice. Not only did the All-Pro receiver catch a 37-yard touchdown pass over the Seattle cornerback to give San Francisco a 28-21 win over the Seahawks, but he added an extra flourish by pulling out a pen and autographing the ball for a friend sitting in Springs’ suite.
Lions, Firebirds ready for district play
October 15, 2002
Now the real season starts. At least that’s the approach most high school football teams will take when district play begins this week. That includes Lawrence High and Free State.
Memphis GM sings Gooden’s praises
West thinks potential NBA rookie of year resides in Grizzlies’ lineup
October 15, 2002
Here is more proof that Griz president of basketball operations Jerry West thinks differently than the majority of NBA executives. Last week, the league released a poll regarding which player general managers thought would win this year’s got milk? Rookie of the Year Award.
Officials break ground on new building for bustling Johnson County campus
October 15, 2002
Chancellor Robert Hemenway says Kansas University’s Edwards Campus is like the movie “Field of Dreams.” In the movie, a farmer is told fans will flock to his rural baseball field with the phrase, “If you build it, they will come.”
Horoscopes
October 15, 2002
Long-term care crisis looms
October 15, 2002
It’s the nightmare of any parent entrusting the care of an infant to another: The child unable to speak or defend herself will be harmed or abused, and no one will know what really happened.
Woman shot dead in Virginia
Authorities seek links to sniper shootings
October 15, 2002
A woman was shot dead Monday night outside a Home Depot store, and police were trying to determine whether the slaying was related to the sniper spree blamed for eight killings in the region in the past 12 days.
Lawrence lands spot in retirees’ ‘great places’
October 15, 2002
Lew Phillips and his wife, Carolyn, never considered retiring anywhere other than a university community when they left successful careers in Atlanta nearly six years ago.
NFL Roundup: Dolphins’ QB Fiedler out with broken thumb
October 15, 2002
Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Fiedler will miss at least four weeks because of a broken right thumb, making Ray Lucas a starter for the first time in three seasons.
October 15, 2002
Lew Phillips and his wife, Carolyn, never considered retiring anywhere other than a university community when they left successful careers in Atlanta nearly six years ago.
Wrecking Crew next test for Whittemore
October 15, 2002
Bill Whittemore’s streak of three consecutive 300-yard games will be put to the test Saturday when Kansas University plays host to Texas A&M at Memorial Stadium.
Twila J. Stammeyer
October 15, 2002
Roberta Ann Paine
October 15, 2002
Ottawa  Services for Roberta Ann Paine, 80, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mrs. Paine died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at her home.
Harold William Hogan
October 15, 2002
Geraldine Will
October 15, 2002
Manhattan  Services for Geraldine Will, 88, Manhattan, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan. Burial will follow in Milford Cemetery. Mrs. Will died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community.
Ernest C. Mullins
October 15, 2002
6News video report: KU starts demolition of Ohio St. properties
October 15, 2002
6News reports on the demolition of the three Ohio Street houses that were torn down to make way for new scholarship halls.
6News video report: Overlook restoration in the works
October 15, 2002
6News reports on the plans to give the Wells Overlook area an overhaul.
6News video report: Kansas Senator shares thoughts on Bali bombing
October 15, 2002
6News reports on Senator Pat Roberts’ comments on the terrorist bombing in Bali.
6News video report: Kiplingers rates Lawrence one of three great places to retire
October 15, 2002
6News reports on the article published in Kiplingers magazine that praises Lawrence for its retirement environment.
Kansas golf team in fourth place
October 15, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in fourth place after two rounds of the 17-team Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational.
Lawrence briefs
October 15, 2002
Driver faces charges after striking pedestrian Officers question suspect for impersonating marshal Closed-captioning business receives federal grants Olathe, Shawnee teachers to represent area in contest State bar association elects new vice president ACT registration deadline approaching KU vice chancellor elected to national health board KU professor wins national history award
On the record
October 15, 2002
Williams winning with words
Coach has plenty of ‘thoughts’ for Jayhawks
October 15, 2002
“Frighteningly organized” is the way former Wichita State and South Carolina basketball coach Eddie Fogler described his pal, Roy Williams, on July 8, 1988, the day Williams was hired at Kansas.
Elderly couple robbed in rural home
October 15, 2002
Burglars broke into a rural Douglas County home early Saturday, ordered an elderly couple to stay in their bedroom and then took handguns valued at several thousand dollars.
Witness recalls ring discovery
October 15, 2002
Toni Greene told jurors Monday that she was just being a nosey mother when she went through the jacket pockets of a young man her teenage daughter had met at the mall days earlier.
CBS ‘Early Show’ looks to raise ratings
October 15, 2002
CBS finally has its starting lineup for the morning in place. The network will announce that “The Early Show” will go to a quartet of anchors: Harry Smith, Hannah Storm, Julie Chen and Rene Syler, a 39-year-old newscaster from the CBS station in Dallas with no network TV experience.
VH1 presents awards with style
October 15, 2002
Fashion plate Debra Messing of “Will & Grace” is host for the 2002 “Vogue Fashion Awards” (8 p.m., VH1). Pink, David Bowie, Santana, Michelle Branch and other artists will perform live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
U.S. veterans deserve better
October 15, 2002
In their younger years, they sprayed Agent Orange over Vietnam to expose the enemy. Under the sea, they used their backs and legs to help shove 4,000-pound submarine torpedoes into place. They fought the enemy mano a mano.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
October 15, 2002
Table test
October 15, 2002
Store eyesore
October 15, 2002
Pursue diplomacy
October 15, 2002
Rescue device gains attention in Washington
October 15, 2002
Interest in a product that helps move victims trapped in buildings down flights of stairs has been growing since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The 21-pound rescue device assembled in Arkansas City operates without batteries, electricity or motors.
Airlines spend millions to influence lawmakers
October 15, 2002
Airlines are paring flights and employees but not their spending to influence Congress. The industry received $15 billion in grants and loan guarantees from Congress after the Sept. 11 attacks and now is looking for more help.
Pilgrim’s Pride issues record meat recall
October 15, 2002
Poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride is recalling 27.4 million pounds of cooked sandwich meat after warnings of possible contamination from listeria the largest meat recall in U.S. history.
Majority says investing in stocks bad idea
October 15, 2002
Almost two-thirds of Americans, including a majority of investors, say it’s a bad idea to make a substantial investment in the market, says an Associated Press poll taken at a time the market has dropped to its lowest levels in years.
KC motorist kills mountain lion
October 15, 2002
Authorities are trying to determine whether a mountain lion that bolted into the path of a car and was killed was wild or raised in captivity. Mountain lions, also known as cougars, were once native to Missouri and Kansas but were eliminated by hunting and habitat destruction.
Geraldine Will
October 15, 2002
Safe neighborhoods a thing of the past
October 15, 2002
When I was growing up in the Washington, D.C., area, my parents told me about unsafe neighborhoods. I was not to go there, especially at night, because I could get shot and killed.
John Andrew Flory
October 15, 2002
British government resumes control over Northern Ireland
October 15, 2002
The British government Monday suspended the landmark power-sharing assembly that had been set up in Northern Ireland, dealing a grave blow to the 1998 Good Friday peace accords.
Statement attributed to bin Laden praises attacks
October 15, 2002
A signed statement allegedly from Osama bin Laden claimed Monday that recent attacks in Yemen and Kuwait were designed to coincide with the anniversary of the war in Afghanistan and to send a “clear and strong message” to the world that his al-Qaida organization was still active.
Phone Booth’ movie may ring too close to reality
October 15, 2002
Real-life sniper attacks have prompted 20th Century Fox to consider postponing release of the thriller “Phone Booth,” about a man who answers a public telephone and finds himself pinned down by a faraway shooter.
Just what the doctor ordered
Dr. Phil’s plainspoken advice rejuvenates talk show format
October 15, 2002
A 17-year-old runaway and her mother were face-to-face on national television, with talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw urging honest communication to heal their rift.
Roberts delivers bad news to farmers about government aid
October 15, 2002
With disaster relief assistance mired in Washington politics, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said Monday it was not likely Kansas farmers would receive compensation anytime soon for the drought-withered crops they recently harvested.
Sebelius releases combative TV ad
October 15, 2002
With a hard-hitting ad and testimonials from law enforcement officials, Democrat Kathleen Sebelius on Monday depicted Republican Tim Shallenburger as a negative campaigner who doesn’t support public schools.
Edwards in Hemenway’s field of dreams
Officials break ground on new building for bustling Johnson County campus
October 15, 2002
Chancellor Robert Hemenway says Kansas University’s Edwards Campus is like the movie “Field of Dreams.” In the movie, a farmer is told fans will flock to his rural baseball field with the phrase, “If you build it, they will come.”
Volunteers ready to reclaim park
Brush removal hoped to fight vandalism at Wells Overlook
October 15, 2002
An army of volunteers is about to storm Wells Overlook Park and uproot acres of trees as part of Douglas County’s attack on litter, vandalism and other problems at the rural site.
Literacy efforts help translate medical jargon for patients
October 15, 2002
Toni Cordell-Seiple uses different-colored markers to carefully write “from lung doctor” or “for blood pressure” on her husband’s myriad prescription bottles.
Contest: Journal-World looks to rename this page
October 15, 2002
The Journal-World’s Teen Advisory Board is still looking for a new name for our 18 & Under page.
Ragamala ‘grabbed’ audience
Enchanting music complements form of storytelling dance
October 15, 2002
Ragamala, an exciting and colorful dance troupe, performed Saturday at the Lied Center. The show featured Bharatanatyam, a form of storytelling dance from southern India.
Divine diving
South Junior High student savors trip to Great Barrier Reef
October 15, 2002
Have you ever dreamed what it would be like to dive deep in the ocean and see the sea life down there? Well, the dream became a reality for Thomas Ashe, an eighth-grader at South Junior High School.
Mariners agree to cut Piniella loose
October 15, 2002
Lou Piniella won’t be back with the Seattle Mariners next season. The Mariners agreed Monday to release Piniella from the final year of his contract, allowing him to leave Seattle after a 10-year span during which he elevated the team to baseball’s upper tier.
Stocks rise modestly after last week’s rally
October 15, 2002
Investors traded cautiously Monday, managing to give the market a third straight day of gains despite a weekend bomb attack in Indonesia that spooked overseas markets.
Twins’ future rests on Pohlad’s wallet
To thrive, owner must retain team’s nucleus
October 15, 2002
The Minnesota Twins, candidates for contraction last offseason, won’t make it to the World Series after all.
Giants’ Lofton gets last laugh
October 15, 2002
The center of a skirmish in Game 1 of the NL championship series, Kenny Lofton found himself in the middle of a hugfest after Game 5.
Cards’ bats a bust
October 15, 2002
The St. Louis Cardinals struggled to get clutch hits, and it cost them a chance to reach the World Series.
Calm Brees sparks Chargers
San Diego opens with 5-1 mark
October 15, 2002
The San Diego Chargers still can’t believe they got away with their latest win. Then again, they’ve got a calm, cool quarterback in Drew Brees, which is the main reason why they’re atop the AFC West and sharing the NFL’s best record with four other teams.
LHS player of the week: Brandon McAnderson
October 15, 2002
FSHS player of the week: Pearson Skepnek
October 15, 2002
Husker quarterback ticketed
Lord, NU volleyball player cited for disturbing peace
October 15, 2002
Nebraska quarterback Jammal Lord and Cornhusker volleyball and basketball player Greichaly Cepero were ticketed for disturbing the peace. Officers were called to Lord’s Lincoln apartment about 3 a.m. Sunday after neighbors complained of hearing a loud noise.
Daily Ticker
October 15, 2002
LHS freshman qualifies for 6A state
October 15, 2002
Lawrence High freshman Sydney Wilson carded a 90 Monday and finished second at the Class 6A regional golf tournament at Stagg Hill Golf Course.
Indonesia says al-Qaida in country
October 15, 2002
Indonesia’s government, reeling from a bomb attack that killed at least 180 people, acknowledged for the first time Monday that al-Qaida is active on its soil setting the stage for a possible crackdown on extremists.
Nuclear threat
October 15, 2002
Enchanting music complements form of storytelling dance
October 15, 2002
Ragamala, an exciting and colorful dance troupe, performed Saturday at the Lied Center. The show featured Bharatanatyam, a form of storytelling dance from southern India.
Roberts delivers bad news to farmers about government aid
October 15, 2002
With disaster relief assistance mired in Washington politics, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said Monday it was not likely Kansas farmers would receive compensation anytime soon for the drought-withered crops they recently harvested.
Elderly couple robbed in rural home
October 15, 2002
Burglars broke into a rural Douglas County home early Saturday, ordered an elderly couple to stay in their bedroom and then took handguns valued at several thousand dollars.
AG candidates spar over school finance
October 15, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 1:07 p.m.) OVERLAND PARK Â Democrat Chris Biggs and Republican Phill Kline on Tuesday sharply differed on the issue of public school funding during a debate in their race for Kansas attorney general.
6Sports video report: KU soccer falls to Sooners
October 15, 2002
6Sports reports on the weekends KU soccer match against Big 12 foe University of Oklahoma.
6Sports video report: Williams unsure of pre-season number 1 rankings
October 15, 2002
6Sports reports on the upcoming basketball season and the thoughts of Roy Williams on the teams pre-season rankings.
6Sports video report: Defense hit hard by Colorado ground game
October 15, 2002
6Sports recaps Saturdays KU football loss to the Colorado Buffaloes.
Ruth Ream Chapin
October 15, 2002
Services for Ruth Ream Chapin, 90, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Presbyterian Manor Chapel. Mrs. Chapin died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community. She donated her body to science.
John Andrew Flory
October 15, 2002
Graveside services for John Andrew Flory, 39, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ivan Flory Farm in rural Douglas County. Close friends and family will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home and go in procession to the farm. Mr. Flory died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, in Shawnee County.
Briefly
October 15, 2002
New York City: ImClone chief to plead guilty Ohio: Evolution issue advances to state school board vote Pakistan: U.S., Pakistani troops conduct joint exercises
Briefly
October 15, 2002
Manufacturing: Sauer-Danfoss lowers outlook for earnings Aviation: Airline snubs Boeing Communications: Hughes still seeking merger with EchoStar
Briefly
October 15, 2002
Iowa: Up to 11 bodies found in train car Florida: Astronauts complete space station addition Chicago: Duct tape proven to remove warts