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Regents ban credit card solicitations
October 17, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 2:50 p.m.) The Kansas Board of Regents voted Thursday morning to ban credit card solicitations on campus a minimum of the first two weeks of a semester.
Voters casting ballots early for Nov. 5 election
October 17, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 5:02 p.m.) As of late Thursday afternoon, 127 voters had cast their ballots at the Douglas County Courthouse as part of advance voting for the Nov. 5 general election.
Wrong celebration
October 17, 2002
School shift
October 17, 2002
Proud prairie
October 17, 2002
On the record
October 17, 2002
On the record
October 17, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Local briefs
October 17, 2002
LHS 1st, FSHS 3rd at gymnastics meet South to meet West for city football title
Local briefs
October 17, 2002
KU observes fall break Kwik Shop robbery under investigation Arts commission names Phoenix Award winners LMH board elects officers
Flawed idea
October 17, 2002
To the editor: Let’s get this straight. The USD 497 school board wants to spend more than $50 million on a plan that will not:
Bad influence
October 17, 2002
6News video: State gubernatorial candidates talk about higher education plans
October 17, 2002
The candidates’ answers highlight the differences between Sebelius and Shallenburger.
6Sports video: Blair Waltz brings leadership to Lady Jayhawks
October 17, 2002
The sophomore was a bright spot on last year’s teams, but was hobbled by injuries.
6Sports video: KU’s volleyball team struggles against K-State
October 17, 2002
The Jayhawks have lost their last eight meetings with the Wildcats.
6Sports video: Zach Dyer moves from quarterback to safety
October 17, 2002
Dyer thinks defense, and makes hard-nosed plays as a result.
6News video: Tim Shallenburger makes a campaign stop in Lawrence
October 17, 2002
The candidate spoke on subjects such as the state budget shortfall and higher education spending.
6News video: City commissioners want to restore the Carnegie Library soon
October 17, 2002
The historic property could require nearly one and a half million dollars in renovations.
Owners starting from scratch
Lawrence doughnut shops benefiting from closure of Dunkin Donuts
October 17, 2002
There will be a giant hole in the Lawrence doughnut business for at least the next three months. Dunkin Donuts, the lone doughnut shop along commuter-laden 23rd Street, closed last week as part of a plan to demolish the approximately 20-year-old store and build a new doughnut business on the site.
Andersen gets maximum fine
Firm sentenced to probation, penalized $500,000 in Enron case
October 17, 2002
Arthur Andersen was sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation and fined $500,000 for obstruction of justice for its handling of Enron-related documents. The punishment was the maximum allowed under law. Lawyers for the firm, a shadow of the $4 billion entity it was a year ago, have said they will appeal.
6Sports video: KU faces tough non-conference hoops schedule
October 17, 2002
The schedule is a gauntlet for the Jayhawks.
LeBlanc prepares for end of ‘Friends’
October 17, 2002
Despite recent coy remarks made to the press by some cast members that maybe this won’t be the last season of NBC’s hit comedy “Friends,” actor Matt LeBlanc says this is, indeed, it.
Rodriguez making impression
October 17, 2002
Francisco Rodriguez made such a small impression that San Francisco doesn’t remember facing him in spring training and Anaheim couldn’t even spell his name correctly.
Salmon still smiling
After 10 years it’s like it still hasn’t sunk in’
October 17, 2002
Tim Salmon wondered for years if he’d ever get to the playoffs, much less the World Series, and that almost made him change teams a few years back.
Other than rally monkey, Angels lack celebrities
Disney-owned team without star power
October 17, 2002
Julia Roberts at the World Series? Too busy.
Despite mouse, Anaheim struggles for respect
October 17, 2002
A city known as little more than the home of Disneyland is hoping the media glare from the Angels’ trip to the World Series will remove the long shadow cast by the metropolis 30 miles to the north.
Our town sports
October 17, 2002
Senior Swim Winners: Lawrence’s Ralph King and Carol Francis earned gold medals in swimming at the Kansas Senior Olympics and qualified for the nationals next year in Hampton Roads, Va. King won the 50 and 100 breaststroke races in his age division. Francis won the 200 breaststroke in her age group.
Ex-Fresno State official seeks protection for potential evidence
October 17, 2002
Although a lawsuit could be a long way off, Diane Milutinovich’s battle with Fresno State has reached civil court.
Bearcats, Gorillas to collide tonight at Arrowhead
October 17, 2002
More than 20,000 fans were expected in Arrowhead Stadium tonight as Pittsburg State and Northwest Missouri State meet in a game that could have national championship consequences in Division II.
Black turns down Tribe job
Anaheim coach tells former team ‘timing is just not right’
October 17, 2002
Anaheim pitching coach Bud Black told Cleveland he doesn’t want to be its next manager, leaving interim manager Joel Skinner as the favorite to get the job.
Cougar may have been wild
October 17, 2002
The mountain lion killed this week in Kansas City showed no signs that it had been kept in captivity, an expert said.
New KCI contractor has history of breaches
October 17, 2002
Security screening at Kansas City International Airport will be handled by a firm with a history of security lapses and a recent bankruptcy, according to a newspaper report.
HCA becomes sole suitor of Health Midwest
October 17, 2002
Health Midwest of Kansas City said Wednesday it has opened exclusive negotiations with HCA Inc. to sale its health care system for an estimated $1.125 billion.
John Lewis Hay
October 17, 2002
Pfunder services
October 17, 2002
County briefs
October 17, 2002
Split vote delivers $20,000 for brochures Free State student embraces democracy
County OKs Wells Overlook plan
October 17, 2002
Jere McElhaney has a choice to make when it comes to clearing trees from the top of Wells Overlook Park. And there’s no doubt about which way he’s leaning.
Confessed spy given 25 years in prison
October 17, 2002
A senior U.S. intelligence analyst, who confessed to spying for Cuba during a 16-year period, defiantly rebuked American policies toward Fidel Castro as “cruel and unfair” as she was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison on espionage charges. Ana Belen Montes, 45, refused to formally apologize for her actions, leaving prosecutors disappointed. Montes worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency as one of the Pentagon’s most senior experts on Cuba’s military.
Sources say U.S. offers compromise
October 17, 2002
Bowing to pressure from France and Russia, the United States has offered a compromise proposal at the United Nations that would call for serious “consequences” if Iraq does not comply with tough weapons inspections but would not seek authorization for military action without further discussions at the world body.
Suspicion clouds investigation of Ukraine weapons deal
October 17, 2002
The leader of a U.S.-British team of experts investigating whether Ukraine sold a sophisticated radar system to Iraq said Wednesday that he was no longer sure of the government’s openness.
North Korea admits to nuclear arms program
Disclosure by member of ‘axis of evil’ creates foreign policy crisis for Bush administration
October 17, 2002
The North Korean government has acknowledged for the first time that it secretly has been developing nuclear weapons for years in violation of international agreements and has built “more powerful” weapons, as well, Bush administration officials said Wednesday night. The North Koreans, who notified U.S. officials of the nuclear program earlier this month during talks in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, said its existence nullifies a 1994 deal with the United States to halt their nuclear weapons effort in return for foreign help. One senior U.S. official said the new weapons project was a “very serious material breach” of the accord.
Higher-ed funding divides rivals
Sebelius pledges not to cut spending for colleges; Shallenburger declines to join in
October 17, 2002
Democrat Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday she would not cut spending for higher education if elected governor. Her opponent, Republican Tim Shallenburger, wouldn’t make that pledge. The two candidates spoke separately Wednesday with the Kansas Board of Regents, which oversees the higher-education system.
Seymour offers spark for Lions
October 17, 2002
The return jitters are out of the way. Now Brian Seymour can just focus on playing football. When the Lawrence High senior suited for last Friday’s game against Shawnee Mission East, it was his first appearance since straining the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during the Lions’ opener against Leavenworth. The three-year starter had been going crazy on the sidelines for four weeks, so when he finally saw some action a few on-field mistakes could be excused.
Walk-on tryouts down to 3
Jayhawks invite trio to practice with team
October 17, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s basketball program has held its own version of the TV show “Survivor” the past four days. In all, 55 contestants make that prospective players congregated Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse for the first day of walk-on tryouts.
Owens won’t be disciplined
October 17, 2002
Terrell Owens won’t be fined or disciplined by the NFL for his latest innovative touchdown celebration pulling out a pen to autograph the ball.
Green might be sidelined
October 17, 2002
Quarterback Trent Green missed practice Wednesday with a sore ankle and Kansas City coach Dick Vermeil said it was only “60-40” that he would play Sunday against Denver.
Ostertag out with strain
October 17, 2002
Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag, a former Kansas University player, is expected to miss at least three games because of an abdominal strain resulting from donating a kidney to his sister in the offseason.
Yemen says explosives-laden boat used in tanker attack
October 17, 2002
An explosives-laden boat rammed a French oil tanker off Yemen, the interior minister said Wednesday the first official Yemeni acknowledgment the ship was the victim of a terror attack reminiscent of the deadly assault on the USS Cole two years ago.
Carter shines in the second act
October 17, 2002
Did you notice an echo in the admiration? How many people described the 2002 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize as a better ex-president than president? How many praised Jimmy Carter as a man who grew not in office, but out of it? One commentator noted wryly that the White House was just his launching pad to greatness. A historian said that Jimmy Carter had finally lost the tag of presidential “loser” by becoming a Nobel “winner.” It was as if succeeding in peace was only a consolation for failing at politics.
Indonesia may detain suspects without trial
October 17, 2002
The search for suspects in the deadly bombing of Bali’s nightclub district intensified Wednesday as Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri weighed whether to issue an emergency decree that would allow the preventive detention of terrorist suspects without trial.
Australians liken Bali to 9-11
October 17, 2002
Relatives and friends nervously sit by phones waiting for news of missing loved ones. Others clutch photos and dental records as they travel to hospitals and morgues. Some pray and leave flowers and notes where a terrorist attack on a Bali nightclub ended nearly 200 lives.
Costume maker apologizes for ‘Kung Fool’ outfit
October 17, 2002
A costume distributor said Wednesday that it had stopped shipping its “Kung Fool” outfit to retailers after Asian-American groups complained it was racist.
Witness: Robinson hid identity during relationship
October 17, 2002
A woman who met John E. Robinson Sr. nearly 40 years ago testified Wednesday that she moved from Canada to Kansas to renew their relationship and work on joint businesses. For jurors, it was the latest example of what prosecutors call a pattern of lies and deception practiced by Robinson, who faces multiple murder charges in Kansas and Missouri. The day also included the dismissal of a juror and the now 16-member panel’s first up-close look at two yellow barrels.
City OKs renovations to stabilize Carnegie Library
October 17, 2002
Renovating the historic Carnegie Library for another century’s use will take a chunk of change. Lawrence city commissioners Wednesday said they were ready to spend only part of that chunk. Commissioners said during a study session they would pony up about $500,000 to fix the Carnegie’s roof and windows to keep the building waterproof. The rest of the recommended $1.4 million in repairs and renovations, they said, might have to wait until a new tenant is found for the building that formerly housed the Lawrence Arts Center.
Apartment owner pleads no contest to peeping
October 17, 2002
A Lawrence apartment owner Wednesday avoided a trial when he declined to challenge criminal charges that he spied on tenants. William J. Lemesany, 49, pleaded no contest to three of 10 misdemeanor counts of eavesdropping. The remaining counts were dismissed under a plea agreement with the Douglas County district attorney.
Organizers revive Baldwin play
October 17, 2002
Watching this season’s first performance of “The Ballad of Black Jack,” Don Mueller made notes in the borders of his sheet music. It was part of an effort he’s making to ensure the story and music he wrote more than 30 years ago will outlive him.
State lags on higher-ed funding
Kansans not willing to raise taxes to support universities, report says
October 17, 2002
Kansas’ higher-education funding is the lowest among states with Big 12 universities. But Kansans despite acknowledging the importance of colleges and universities to the state’s economy don’t want to pay more in taxes to support them.
Jimmy Carter observes elections in Jamaica
October 17, 2002
Just days after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Jimmy Carter climbs aboard a beige van and hurries to a polling station in a gritty Kingston neighborhood where goats dart across potholed streets and residents dodge stray bullets.
Sniper attacks delay release of thriller ‘Phone Booth’
October 17, 2002
With a deadly sniper terrorizing the suburbs of the nation’s capital, 20th Century Fox has decided to delay the release of a thriller about people being pinned down in a phone booth by a gunman they can’t see.
Must See TV’ shrugged off
Some of NBC’s established hits off to sluggish start this season
October 17, 2002
If “The West Wing” were the real White House, glum-faced presidential operatives would be obsessing over worrisome poll numbers.
home winning streak
October 17, 2002
Kansas University’s volleyball team knew something had to give. It was Kansas State, though, that pushed a little harder.
Voters casting ballots early for Nov. 5 election
October 17, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 5:02 p.m.) As of late Thursday afternoon, 127 voters had cast their ballots at the Douglas County Courthouse as part of advance voting for the Nov. 5 general election.
Governors: Tough choices ahead for Kansas on budget, tax issues
October 17, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 11:47 a.m.) Gov. Bill Graves and three former Kansas governors Thursday said the slumping state economy would force the next governor and Legislature to make tough choices on budget cuts and tax increases.
Proud prairie
October 17, 2002
To the editor: “Ditch grass” indeed! That tall three-pronged grass in the photograph on 1B of the Oct. 7 Journal-World is tall bluestem grass, once the pride of the Kansas prairies. Now only these tiny vestiges of the prairie remain. The grass was commonly called “turkey-foot” grass.
On the street
October 17, 2002
Asked in Borders Is education going to be a big issue for you in the upcoming gubernatorial race?
Barn dance group marks 20 years on Saturday
October 17, 2002
The Lawrence Barn Dance Assn. will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a barn dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St.
City OKs renovations to stabilize Carnegie Library
October 17, 2002
Renovating the historic Carnegie Library for another century’s use will take a chunk of change. Lawrence city commissioners Wednesday said they were ready to spend only part of that chunk. Commissioners said during a study session they would pony up about $500,000 to fix the Carnegie’s roof and windows to keep the building waterproof. The rest of the recommended $1.4 million in repairs and renovations, they said, might have to wait until a new tenant is found for the building that formerly housed the Lawrence Arts Center.
School shift
October 17, 2002
To the editor: It pains me that a consulting firm that is not part of our community will be paid according to the size of a bond issue they get us to pass. One of the scenarios featuring simple renovations with no school closings is discounted while new building is emphasized as “necessary.”
Regents ban credit card solicitations
October 17, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 2:50 p.m.) The Kansas Board of Regents voted Thursday morning to ban credit card solicitations on campus a minimum of the first two weeks of a semester.
Wrong celebration
October 17, 2002
To the editor: How sad it is that, even among Christians, All Saints’ Day has been virtually forgotten while satanic, occult Halloween is noted and all too frequently celebrated.
Lawrence doughnut shops benefiting from closure of Dunkin Donuts
October 17, 2002
There will be a giant hole in the Lawrence doughnut business for at least the next three months. Dunkin Donuts, the lone doughnut shop along commuter-laden 23rd Street, closed last week as part of a plan to demolish the approximately 20-year-old store and build a new doughnut business on the site.
Pfunder services
October 17, 2002
Memorial services for Kenneth S. Pfunder, 79, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He was cremated. Mr. Pfunder died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at his home.
John Lewis Hay
October 17, 2002
Services for John Lewis Hay, 91, Junction City, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will follow in Buster Cemetery, northeast of Perry. Mr. Hay died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Good Samaritan Center in Junction City.
Briefly
October 17, 2002
Israelis mark 7 years since Rabin’s killing Mediators say rebels ready to sign truce Government resigns; right-wing party at risk Pop star spared from prison term
struggles
October 17, 2002
He won’t fault the effort of his undersized defensive linemen, linebackers or defensive backs. In fact, Kansas University football defensive coordinator Bill Young will not point the finger of blame at any of his players while attempting to explain the woeful Jayhawk defense, which ranks last in the Big 12 in rushing defense, total defense and scoring defense.
Apartment owner pleads no contest to peeping
October 17, 2002
A Lawrence apartment owner Wednesday avoided a trial when he declined to challenge criminal charges that he spied on tenants. William J. Lemesany, 49, pleaded no contest to three of 10 misdemeanor counts of eavesdropping. The remaining counts were dismissed under a plea agreement with the Douglas County district attorney.
6News video: City commissioners want to restore the Carnegie Library soon
October 17, 2002
The historic property could require nearly one and a half million dollars in renovations.
Sebelius pledges not to cut spending for colleges
October 17, 2002
Democrat Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday she would not cut spending for higher education if elected governor. Her opponent, Republican Tim Shallenburger, wouldn’t make that pledge. The two candidates spoke separately Wednesday with the Kansas Board of Regents, which oversees the higher-education system.
400-plus voice opposition to N.W. Lawrence store
October 17, 2002
Martha Perala didn’t have to go far Tuesday to find neighbors willing to sign a petition against a proposed new Wal-Mart Supercenter in western Lawrence. She collected three dozen signatures in less than 90 minutes.
Angels’ Washburn playing, not watching this season
October 17, 2002
Jarrod Washburn made a big postseason decision last year.
Irish will need offense against Air Force
October 17, 2002
Notre Dame’s offense needs to wake up. If not, the Fighting Irish might run out of luck when they visit No. 18 Air Force on Saturday night.
Barn dance group marks 20 years on Saturday
October 17, 2002
The Lawrence Barn Dance Assn. will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a barn dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St.
Approved defense spending includes millions for Kansas-built programs
October 17, 2002
Approving one of the only spending bills Congress has wrapped up this year, the Senate on Wednesday cleared a defense spending measure that includes millions of dollars for Kansas-built programs. Among them is Boeing Co.’s Airborne Laser system, which is mounted on a commercial 747 platform and designed to shoot down Scuds and other ballistic missiles before they leave enemy territory.
Water-testing lab owner sentenced
October 17, 2002
The former owner of a water-testing laboratory was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison in connection with the falsification of lab results from water and wastewater samples. Terian Koester, who had owned and run Quality Water Analysis Laboratories Inc. of Pittsburg, also will be placed on two years’ supervision after his release from prison. He also was fined $2,000. The lab had done testing for the city of Lawrence.
Sniper eludes ever-widening surveillance
October 17, 2002
Cameras catch red-light runners at intersections and grab images from light poles in mall parking lots and near gas station pumps. All those roaming eyes mean the getaway vehicle of the Washington-area sniper and probably the killer himself are on some tape, somewhere. Now military surveillance planes are pitching in, putting the area under still more scrutiny in a manhunt frustrated by a killer’s luck and skill in slipping out of sight.
Wal-Mart foes petition City Hall
400-plus voice opposition to N.W. Lawrence store
October 17, 2002
Martha Perala didn’t have to go far Tuesday to find neighbors willing to sign a petition against a proposed new Wal-Mart Supercenter in western Lawrence. She collected three dozen signatures in less than 90 minutes.
Cellist could ID suspect before dying
October 17, 2002
A woman who was shot in an attempted robbery identified Reginald Carr as her attacker in a photo lineup before she died, a police detective testified Wednesday.
Jury begins deliberations in trial of former hippie guru Ira Einhorn
October 17, 2002
A jury on Wednesday began deliberating the fate of Ira Einhorn, the former hippie guru accused of killing his girlfriend in 1979.
Sniper’s motive unimaginable
October 17, 2002
A cop’s job is tough under any circumstances. However, when a madman murdering strangers is on the loose, the job of every officer in the target area seems virtually impossible.
Republican close in California
October 17, 2002
Last Saturday morning, after another pratfall in a star-crossed, accident-prone and banana-peel-strewn campaign, a nevertheless ebullient Bill Simon, Republican candidate for governor in a state that has not voted for a Republican presidential or senatorial candidate since 1988 or for a Republican gubernatorial candidate since 1994, said: “We’re close.” Noting the incredulity of his interlocutor, he added: “I swear.” Amazingly, this was not just the adrenaline-driven, reality-erasing overdrive that keeps even hopeless candidates frenetic as they near the November finish line. In early July, a Field poll had Simon trailing Gov. Gray Davis by seven points. Since then, Simon says, he has been battered by more than four months of negative ads $22 million worth and is seven points behind in the latest Field poll.
Fox may be stuck with TV clunker
Historically, one-state World Series matches have been lowest-rated telecasts ever
October 17, 2002
Fox will chase World Series viewers with two surprising California teams and a manic monkey, but history casts doubt on the odds of TV ratings glory when the rest of the country is left out.
Flawed idea
October 17, 2002
Read their lips?
October 17, 2002
It’s unlikely either candidate for the Kansas governor’s office will suggest a tax increase before the election, but how about afterward? Remember when George Bush the father stared into the camera and said, “Read my lips. No new taxes”?
Giuliani puts reputation as crime fighter to test
Former N.Y. mayor takes on mean streets of Mexico City
October 17, 2002
He conquered crime in New York City, and was hailed as a hero during the Sept. 11 attacks.
Iowa church conducts memorial for immigrants
October 17, 2002
Dozens of residents attended a memorial service in a drizzly dusk to pray for the souls of 11 unidentified adults who perished in a stifling grain hopper, apparently while attempting to sneak into the United States.
Florida AD Foley defends Zook
October 17, 2002
Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley couldn’t have picked a worse time to speak to a booster club.
Jayhawks invite trio to practice with team
October 17, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s basketball program has held its own version of the TV show “Survivor” the past four days. In all, 55 contestants  make that prospective players  congregated Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse for the first day of walk-on tryouts.
Seymour offers spark for Lions
October 17, 2002
The return jitters are out of the way. Now Brian Seymour can just focus on playing football. When the Lawrence High senior suited for last Friday’s game against Shawnee Mission East, it was his first appearance since straining the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during the Lions’ opener against Leavenworth. The three-year starter had been going crazy on the sidelines for four weeks, so when he finally saw some action a few on-field mistakes could be excused.
Bad influence
October 17, 2002
To the editor: So, again, another “filth elder” in the person of John Waters wants to be a role model for our youth.
Water-testing lab owner sentenced
October 17, 2002
The former owner of a water-testing laboratory was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison in connection with the falsification of lab results from water and wastewater samples. Terian Koester, who had owned and run Quality Water Analysis Laboratories Inc. of Pittsburg, also will be placed on two years’ supervision after his release from prison. He also was fined $2,000. The lab had done testing for the city of Lawrence.
County OKs Wells Overlook plan
October 17, 2002
Jere McElhaney has a choice to make when it comes to clearing trees from the top of Wells Overlook Park. And there’s no doubt about which way he’s leaning.
Area briefs
October 17, 2002
 Clerk’s Office to extend hours for voter registration  Donor issues challenge in school fees fund drive  Lawrence area endures unseasonably cold day  Father uses garden hose to douse house fire
Births
October 17, 2002
Jim and Stephanie Hanna, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
Horoscopes
October 17, 2002
Push’ deserved shove from ABC
October 17, 2002
“Push” has fallen and it won’t get up. Last week ABC gave “Push, Nevada” (8 p.m., ABC) the heave-ho. It will yank the quirky series after today’s episode. The Friday night ABC time travel drama “That Was Then” earned the distinction of being the first outright cancellation of the year. Now there’s only one time travel show left, “Do Over” (7:30 p.m., WB), about an unhappy 30-year-old who returns to the Reagan era to relive his teens. And that’s one too many.
Starting off strong
Winning at Martinsville begins during qualifying round
October 17, 2002
Weather permitting, Winston Cup teams will qualify this Friday for Sunday’s Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
NFL briefs
October 17, 2002
Gadsden’s season threatened by injury Falcons’ Vick proclaims he’s ready to start Baltimore’s Lewis doubtful against Jags Bills’ Bryson out with torn knee cartilage
U.S gets little support in U.N. debate on Iraq
October 17, 2002
The United States came under a barrage of criticism Wednesday as the Security Council staged an open debate at the behest of dozens of countries angry with the Bush administration’s threat to attack Iraq.
K-State sweeps KU
Wildcats halt Jayhawks’ home winning streak
October 17, 2002
Kansas University’s volleyball team knew something had to give. It was Kansas State, though, that pushed a little harder.
Young takes blame for defense
KU defensive coordinator won’t point at players for Jayhawks’ struggles
October 17, 2002
He won’t fault the effort of his undersized defensive linemen, linebackers or defensive backs. In fact, Kansas University football defensive coordinator Bill Young will not point the finger of blame at any of his players while attempting to explain the woeful Jayhawk defense, which ranks last in the Big 12 in rushing defense, total defense and scoring defense.
Sick days used more for personal reasons than for worker illness
October 17, 2002
More workers are taking sick days for family and personal reasons rather than illness, at a rising cost to employers, a study says.
Read their lips?
October 17, 2002
It’s unlikely either candidate for the Kansas governor’s office will suggest a tax increase before the election, but how about afterward? Remember when George Bush  the father  stared into the camera and said, “Read my lips. No new taxes”?
Briefly
October 17, 2002
Sentence lengthened in SLA bomb case Rowhouse fire kills five children, mother Procter & Gamble revives Ivory baby ads Continental pilot tested positive for alcohol
Boeing’s earnings fall 43 percent, layoffs loom
October 17, 2002
Boeing Co. said Wednesday that continuing repercussions from the aviation industry slump have forced it to further lower its forecasts for profit and revenue, and could result in more layoffs. The warning came as Boeing released third-quarter results confirming a steep drop in business at its commercial airplanes division, the key factor in a 43 percent decline in net profit from the year-ago quarter.
Hogan services
October 17, 2002
Bush backs Israelis on self-defense
October 17, 2002
Israel’s long and proud tradition of defending itself and not asking even its closest friend the United States to fight its battles was newly endorsed Wednesday by President Bush in a White House meeting with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Royal Society of Chemistry pays tribute to Sherlock Holmes
October 17, 2002
It may seem elementary now, but when Sherlock Holmes used his knowledge of chemistry to crack cases, he broke important ground in crime detection.
Carter shines in the second act
October 17, 2002
Did you notice an echo in the admiration? How many people described the 2002 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize as a better ex-president than president? How many praised Jimmy Carter as a man who grew not in office, but out of it? One commentator noted wryly that the White House was just his launching pad to greatness. A historian said that Jimmy Carter had finally lost the tag of presidential “loser” by becoming a Nobel “winner.” It was as if succeeding in peace was only a consolation for failing at politics.
Kansans not willing to raise taxes to support universities, report says
October 17, 2002
Kansas’ higher-education funding is the lowest among states with Big 12 universities. But Kansans  despite acknowledging the importance of colleges and universities to the state’s economy  don’t want to pay more in taxes to support them.
People
October 17, 2002
Charge against Ryder dropped Trial of Diana’s butler halted Touchy about his name Dude, you’re keepin’ your job
Roller coaster dangers refuted
October 17, 2002
Researchers who looked at the impact of G-force on the head and neck say in a new study that roller coasters aren’t as dangerous as previous studies suggest.
Text of petition protesting a proposal for a Wal-Mart Supercenter in northwest Lawrence
October 17, 2002
The following is the text of a petition presented Wednesday to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission concerning a proposal to develop the northwest corner of Sixth and Wakarusa into a Wal-Mart Supercenter. Nearly 450 signatures were on the petition.
Area briefs
October 17, 2002
Clerk’s Office to extend hours for voter registration Donor issues challenge in school fees fund drive Lawrence area endures unseasonably cold day Father uses garden hose to douse house fire
Hogan services
October 17, 2002
Mass of Christian Burial for Harold William Hogan, 52, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Oak Creek Cemetery in Raymond, Neb. Mr. Hogan died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at his home.
Daily ticker
October 17, 2002
Bush signs resolution on war power
October 17, 2002
President Bush on Wednesday signed a congressional resolution authorizing war against Iraq, and told Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that Israel has a right to retaliate if Saddam Hussein strikes his nation without provocation.
Drivers of white vans report getting suspicious looks
October 17, 2002
Suddenly, everyone driving a white van around the nation’s capital, especially one with a ladder rack on the roof, is being treated like Public Enemy No. 1.
Descriptions insufficient to provide sniper sketch
October 17, 2002
People who saw the Washington-area sniper aim, open fire and flee in a white van were not able to give investigators enough details to create a composite sketch, police said Wednesday.
Sound off
October 17, 2002
Why wasn’t that 15-year-old who drove through Panera Bread Company given a citation? She only had a permit and illegally had somebody in the car with her, and obviously wasn’t driving to school or work? Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said a citation was not issued in the accident because it occurred on private property. Kansas statute limits drivers with restricted licenses to driving to and from work and school by the most direct route. It also prohibits drivers from transporting nonfamily members under the age of 18. However, the statute specifically states that violations must occur on a public road, in this case a city street, Pattrick said.
Briefly
October 17, 2002
Jeb Bush’s daughter sentenced for cocaine Neighbor faces murder, arson charges Anthrax-letter suspect enters innocent plea Charges for sunburn dropped against mother
Briefly
October 17, 2002
Two reported dead in pair of bomb blasts Study: Defibrillators require no special training Shuttle on way home Four parcel bombs injure nine
Briefly
October 17, 2002
Strip club address tip in vote fraud Study: Light drinking still pregnancy risk Evicted tree-squatter moved into motel
Briefcase
October 17, 2002
U.S. Steel to sell plants Lawrence Bank to merge Airline cuts link to KCI Fraud claims dismissed
Saddam declared winner in 11 million-to-0 vote
October 17, 2002
Iraq declared Saddam Hussein the winner Wednesday by an 11 million-to-0 margin in a war-shadowed referendum on his two-decade military rule, sending celebratory gunfire crackling from the streets and rooftops of Baghdad.
Alexandria library makes Egypt a center for learning
October 17, 2002
Presidents and royalty gathered Wednesday as Egypt inaugurated the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a modern version of the ancient library known for a freedom of thought and expression lacking in today’s Middle East.
Organizers revive Baldwin play
October 17, 2002
Watching this season’s first performance of “The Ballad of Black Jack,” Don Mueller made notes in the borders of his sheet music. It was part of an effort he’s making to ensure the story and music he wrote more than 30 years ago will outlive him.
Glass tickled with big check
Lawrence bowler thrilled to win Brunswick Senior Open
October 17, 2002
Bob Glass was cooling his heels at the Lunar Bowl in Blue Springs, Mo., on Wednesday afternoon, hoping against hope a PBA bowler would be a no-show.
Local briefs
October 17, 2002
 KU observes fall break  Kwik Shop robbery under investigation  Arts commission names Phoenix Award winners  LMH board elects officers