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Man suffers injuries in traffic accident
October 21, 2002
(Updated Monday at 5:23 p.m.) A Lawrence man who suffered injuries when he was hit by a van Monday morning in southwest Lawrence was in fair condition Monday afternoon in a Kansas City area hospital.
Tank car derails in North Lawrence
October 21, 2002
(Updated Monday at 4:47 p.m.) A Union Pacific train tanker car derailed Monday morning during a switching operation on railroad tracks in North Lawrence, officials said.
Safety first
October 21, 2002
The entire community should be proud of the safety record compiled by the firm that provides local school bus service It’s great news that the bus ride Lawrence children are getting to school is among the safest in the nation.
Safety first
October 21, 2002
The entire community should be proud of the safety record compiled by the firm that provides local school bus service It’s great news that the bus ride Lawrence children are getting to school is among the safest in the nation.
Ruth Jameson Green
October 21, 2002
Lions, Firebirds represented
October 21, 2002
Sometimes the yips accompany a golfer’s first trip to the state tournament. Lucky for Free State High senior Ashley Johnson, this isn’t her first trip. When the Class 6A girls’ state tournament tees off today at Prairie Highland Golf Course in Olathe, Johnson will be one of the more experience golfers on the course, having played last year at Lake Shawnee.
Donald Ray Wolfe
October 21, 2002
Tonganoxie  Services for Donald Ray Wolfe, 72, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Community of Christ Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Wolfe died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Dale Edward Rodecap
October 21, 2002
Curtis Lee DeVore
October 21, 2002
Ottawa  Graveside services for Curtis Lee DeVore, 84, Lebo, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. Mr. DeVore died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Village Manor Care Center in Ottawa.
Simple solution
October 21, 2002
Halloween fun
October 21, 2002
Historic blunder
October 21, 2002
Successful sale
October 21, 2002
Pledges help cut airfares in Wichita
October 21, 2002
Airfares on some flights from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport have declined about 60 percent since businesses began pledging part of their travel budgets to certain low-cost carriers, officials with the cooperative promotion say.
Kennedy, Khrushchev children meet
October 21, 2002
Caroline Kennedy and Sergei Khrushchev met at the John F. Kennedy Library on Sunday, 40 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, in a what organizers called “the first meeting between the children of the men who in 1962 saved the world from a nuclear world war.”
Prosecutor wants more time to review 1989 beating case
October 21, 2002
More than 13 years after a jogger was found raped, beaten and near death in a muddy Central Park ravine, prosecutors are trying to determine whether five teenagers were unjustly convicted for the crime.
On the record
October 21, 2002
Californian rescued at sea given new sailboat
October 21, 2002
A man who spent three months adrift in the Pacific Ocean aboard a damaged sailboat can set sail again in a $4,400 boat he received as a gift.
State judge: Reporter’s notes are protected
October 21, 2002
Unpublished material obtained by a journalist is protected by the U.S. Constitution and Kansas law no matter its origin, a state judge has ruled.
Curtis Lee DeVore
October 21, 2002
Donald Ray Wolfe
October 21, 2002
Israeli soldiers remove Jewish settlers, tear down outpost
October 21, 2002
Hundreds of Jewish settlers scuffled with Israeli security forces at an illegal West Bank outpost that was dismantled Sunday after three confrontations in the past four days.
Koreas agree to nuclear talks
U.S. breaks off agreement to provide energy assistance
October 21, 2002
North Korea expressed willingness today to resolve concerns over its nuclear weapons program through dialogue, South Korean officials said. But the United States has cast North Korea’s nuclear program as a non-negotiable issue, saying it must be dismantled immediately.
Ireland gives green light to EU expansion
October 21, 2002
To the relief of Europe’s leaders, Irish voters dropped their objection to European Union expansion and gave a resounding “yes” to a plan for nearly doubling EU membership and extending the Union to the borders of Russia.
On the money
October 21, 2002
Do you feel as if more money is going out than coming in to your household budget? It may be a good idea to re-evaluate your spending habits and find ways to tighten your purse strings. Several Web sites offer advice on how to calculate household expenses and areas to save.
Group seeks to revive heritage of SW Missouri American Indians
October 21, 2002
On land their ancestors might have traveled, members of nine American Indian tribes gathered to celebrate their heritage and make plans for preserving their culture in the future.
Football not only Snyder sport
KSU coach’s daughter likes horses as well as Wildcats
October 21, 2002
Whitney Snyder has a man in her life. For the 16-year-old Manhattan High junior, it’s a 12-year-old. “He’s my boyfriend,” Snyder openly says as she gets on her worn booted-tiptoes to give the guy in her life a cheek-to-cheek hug. “He’s lovable and bubbly. He’s just perfect for me.”
Fujitsu calls latest robot safety device
October 21, 2002
Checking on your pet puppy or foiling a possible burglar while across town from your home can be as easy as calling up Fujitsu’s new robot.
Smaller sometimes is better
Internet service providers find niche in world dominated by giants
October 21, 2002
George Prusak has shopped around for online access, trying large Internet service providers like America Online, EarthLink and AT&T.
KBI agents use computers to fight high-tech and old-fashioned crime
October 21, 2002
It’s not easy to shock Dave Schroeder anymore. For more than a decade the 45-year-old Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent has been culling images of child pornography, threatening letters and bizarre diaries from personal computer hard drives.
Iraq frees prisoners as tides of war near
U.S. dismisses amnesty as ploy
October 21, 2002
With a U.S. invasion looming, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reached out to his people Sunday issuing a decree meant to empty his jails of everyone from pickpockets to political prisoners.
KU, women have excellent chemistry
October 21, 2002
When Kristin Bowman-James came to Kansas University in 1975 to teach chemistry, she was the only woman in the department. Now, the department has the highest percentage of women among the nation’s top chemistry departments.
Opposites face off in 2nd District race
Topeka attorney hopes to unseat well-known Kansan
October 21, 2002
Topeka lawyer Dan Lykins says he can slip past incumbent Rep. Jim Ryun with a flurry of TV ads in the final days of the campaign. The sprint to the finish is the only way to beat Ryun’s name recognition as a former Olympic miler, he said.
Warfield unlucky again
October 21, 2002
Eric Warfield must feel snakebit. The Kansas City cornerback gave up the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds of last week’s loss at San Diego.
NFL Injuries: Green Bay ironman Favre sprains knee
October 21, 2002
Brett Favre left during the third quarter of the Green Bay Packers’ 30-9 victory over the Redskins with a sprained left knee.
Old Dominion 50: Busch holds off Benson
After starting 36th, driver boosted by speedy stop
October 21, 2002
Kurt Busch paused repeatedly, trying to catch his breath and recover from a typically grueling afternoon on a short track.
Giants settle for split
October 21, 2002
San Francisco’s biggest night of offense this postseason wasn’t enough. Four homers including another monstrous shot by Barry Bonds were wasted in the Giants’ 11-10 loss to the Anaheim Angels in Game 2 of the World Series on Sunday night.
Anaheim’s Rodriguez: ‘I don’t want to wake up’
October 21, 2002
Francisco Rodriguez wasn’t even a big-leaguer until five weeks ago. Now, he’s joined Randy Johnson as the winningest pitcher in postseason history.
Lions, Firebirds represented
October 21, 2002
Sometimes the yips accompany a golfer’s first trip to the state tournament. Lucky for Free State High senior Ashley Johnson, this isn’t her first trip. When the Class 6A girls’ state tournament tees off today at Prairie Highland Golf Course in Olathe, Johnson will be one of the more experience golfers on the course, having played last year at Lake Shawnee.
UCLA’s Paus done for season
October 21, 2002
UCLA starting quarterback Cory Paus will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right ankle in the Bruins’ game against California on Saturday.
KU’s seniors spark victory
Jones, Valento key in 2-1 Senior Day win over Cyclones
October 21, 2002
Kansas University’s Brooke Jones had all but made sure her final game at SuperTarget Field would be a victory Sunday by assisting on two KU goals.
Big 12 perspective: Cornhuskers on verge of losing season
Nebraska (5-3) still has Texas A&M, No. 7 Texas, No. 20 Kansas State, and No. 21 Colorado remaining on schedule
October 21, 2002
The good news for Nebraska is No. 2 Oklahoma is not on this year’s schedule. The bad news: Texas A&M, No. 7 Texas, No. 20 Kansas State and No. 21 Colorado still are. And if the Cornhuskers don’t come up with an upset between now and the end of November, that’s just when their season will be over.
Same old problems confound K-State
Kicking game, inconsistent play at quarterback wreck potentially special season
October 21, 2002
The same problems that have plagued Kansas State for two seasons are not getting any better. Indecisive and sporadic quarterbacking, and a kicking game that would make a high school coach pull his hair out cost KSU big in a 17-14 loss to Texas on Saturday night.
Burns bags first win on tour
Tiger comes close, loses by two shots at Disney Classic
October 21, 2002
Bob Burns became the 16th player this year to win for the first time on the PGA Tour, and this was the sweetest of them all.
Triathlon: NYC fireman pays tribute
October 21, 2002
Larry Parker’s race number said it all 343. The New York firefighter wore it to remember the 343 firefighters who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Chiefs crumble - Denver 37, Kansas City 34, OT
Broncos overcome two-touchdown deficit
October 21, 2002
Shannon Sharpe proved there’s still plenty of life in his 34-year-old legs. There was never a doubt about his attitude.
KU recruit seeking own niche
Wilkes isn’t same player as basketball father
October 21, 2002
One recruiting service lists Omar Wilkes as 6-foot-2, another 6-3, one more 6-4. So which is it? “6-foot-4,” reported the 180-pound Wilkes, a future Kansas University basketball guard from Loyola High School in Los Angeles. “That might even be with them (shoes) off.
Missouri looms for Mangino, Jayhawks
Outcome won’t affect Big 12 race, but winning Saturday’s Border War could pay dividends in recruiting
October 21, 2002
Mark Mangino doesn’t have time to brood about Saturday’s 47-22 loss to Texas A&M, not with archrival Missouri looming on the schedule this weekend.
Salmon personifies hard-luck Angels
October 21, 2002
Tim Salmon swung and connected, and suddenly all those years of unrewarded effort were worth it.
Unitas statue unveiled
October 21, 2002
A 13-foot statue of Johnny Unitas was unveiled at the main entrance of the Baltimore Ravens’ stadium Sunday, and he was inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor.
OU gains ground on No. 1
October 21, 2002
Oklahoma picked up four first-place votes over No. 1 Miami in the Associated Press Top 25.
Ghouls and Godzilla haunt television
October 21, 2002
You can sink your teeth into an entire day of “Dracula” movies on Oct. 29 on AMC. And there’s “Mom’s Got A Date with A Vampire” Thursday on the Disney Channel, if Dracula is your thing.
Tank car derails in North Lawrence
October 21, 2002
(Updated Monday at 4:47 p.m.) A Union Pacific train tanker car derailed Monday morning during a switching operation on railroad tracks in North Lawrence, officials said.
Man suffers injuries in traffic accident
October 21, 2002
(Updated Monday at 5:23 p.m.) A Lawrence man who suffered injuries when he was hit by a van Monday morning in southwest Lawrence was in fair condition Monday afternoon in a Kansas City area hospital.
Voting sham
October 21, 2002
Americans who don’t care enough to vote should look at this week’s Iraqi election and be ashamed. Americans wondering whether it’s worth their time to vote on Nov. 5 might consider asking the citizens of Iraq what they think.
People
October 21, 2002
Crowe rumor shot down Jailhouse rock upsets TV viewers Step in the right direction A substantial milestone
s Border War could pay dividends in recruiting
October 21, 2002
Mark Mangino doesn’t have time to brood about Saturday’s 47-22 loss to Texas A&M, not with archrival Missouri looming on the schedule this weekend.
t same player as basketball father
October 21, 2002
One recruiting service lists Omar Wilkes as 6-foot-2, another 6-3, one more 6-4. So which is it? “6-foot-4,” reported the 180-pound Wilkes, a future Kansas University basketball guard from Loyola High School in Los Angeles. “That might even be with them (shoes) off.
France, U.S. must reach U.N. compromise
October 21, 2002
A few words now separate France and the United States from a major triumph or a great disaster in diplomacy at the United Nations.
Memorial planned for Pratt’s role during WWII
October 21, 2002
Before he flew the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan in August 1945, pilot Paul Tibbets took a practice run in Pratt and nearly clipped the top of the old Roberts Hotel.
Judge turns down stricter livestock rules
October 21, 2002
Norton County cannot adopt rules on mega-hog farms and other confined feeding operations that are stricter than state regulations, a judge has ruled.
Bush proposal would promote generic drug availability
October 21, 2002
President Bush plans to propose new rules designed to make it easier for Americans to buy generic medicine by reining in the ability of brand-name pharmaceutical companies to keep lower-price drugs off the market.
Good morning, Bagram!’
Robin Williams’ visit one of the few laughing matters in Afghanistan
October 21, 2002
Robin Williams bounds into a bombed-out airplane hangar, his arms wide, his body cocked as if about to catapult into the crowd. It ain’t Carnegie Hall, but no matter. Williams is ready to entertain.
Candidates still avoid candid discussion
Promises to keep state education, transportation budgets intact unrealistic
October 21, 2002
Hooey. Poppycock. Blarney. Flapdoodle and garbage. Whatever words voters want to use, they’re still getting plenty of it whenever the major party candidates for governor talk about the state’s budget problems.
Powell says disarmament may save Saddam
October 21, 2002
Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has spoken of “regime change” in Iraq for at least 18 months, said Sunday the United States might not seek to remove Saddam Hussein if he abandoned his weapons of mass destruction.
Detroit president apologizes for calling player ‘coward’
October 21, 2002
Detroit Lions president Matt Millen apologized Sunday for calling one of his players a “devout coward.”
NFL Roundup: Chargers clip Oakland
San Diego shrugs off garbage after 27-21 OT win
October 21, 2002
The San Diego Chargers didn’t mind all the garbage thrown their way after this one. Quarterback Drew Brees took a water bottle in the head, thrown by a Raiders fan. “It might have been the hardest hit I took all day,” he said cheerfully.
Angels pull even in Series
October 21, 2002
Like Barry Bonds, Tim Salmon waited a long time for his World Series moment. Like Bonds, Salmon homered in Game 2. Unlike Bonds, Salmon went home a winner.
Dale Edward Rodecap
October 21, 2002
Topeka  Services for Dale Edward Rodecap, 67, Berryton, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Assembly of God, Topeka. A private burial will be at Meriden Cemetery. Mr. Rodecap died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at the Topeka Hospice House.
Conservation fair, home tour promote energy efficiency
October 21, 2002
Organizers of Sunday’s sustainable homes tour and energy conservation fair have a goal: Eliminate the events.
Horoscopes
October 21, 2002
When religion meets politics
October 21, 2002
I confess to a certain grudging admiration for the spinmeisters of the right. In a fit of creativity, they’re now accusing their opponents of “religious profiling.”
Saddam takes pains to avoid killers
October 21, 2002
His hat? Kevlar-coated for bulletproofing. His meals? Nibbled by food-tasters first, sampling for poison. And is it really Saddam Hussein anyway or one of his many reported doubles, hired to fool would-be assassins?
Girls Club’ follows the formula
October 21, 2002
Prolific TV writer-producer David E. Kelley (“L.A. Law,” “Ally McBeal” and “The Practice” returns to familiar territory with his new legal series “Girls Club” (8 p.m., Fox).
Briefly
October 21, 2002
Philippines: Bomb explodes near shrine Toronto: Air France jet diverted after bomb threat received France: Studies show elderly patients tolerate strong cancer drugs
Briefly
October 21, 2002
Pennsylvania: Coal mine accident under criminal review Boston: Navy, park service reach deal on warship Miami: Rosie O’Donnell hires attorney to defend boy Florida: City’s streetcars back after 56 years
Topeka attorney hopes to unseat well-known Kansan
October 21, 2002
Topeka lawyer Dan Lykins says he can slip past incumbent Rep. Jim Ryun with a flurry of TV ads in the final days of the campaign. The sprint to the finish is the only way to beat Ryun’s name recognition as a former Olympic miler, he said.
KBI agents use computers to fight high-tech and old-fashioned crime
October 21, 2002
It’s not easy to shock Dave Schroeder anymore. For more than a decade the 45-year-old Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent has been culling images of child pornography, threatening letters and bizarre diaries from personal computer hard drives.
Lawrence city commission
October 21, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall Sunflower Cablevision Channel 25
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
October 21, 2002
Columbine families split on documentary
October 21, 2002
Some parents of children killed in the Columbine massacre praised a new documentary about the killings, saying it contributes to the fight for tighter gun control. Others said the film exploited tragedy.
Jones, Valento key in 2-1 Senior Day win over Cyclones
October 21, 2002
Kansas University’s Brooke Jones had all but made sure her final game at SuperTarget Field would be a victory Sunday by assisting on two KU goals.
KU, women have excellent chemistry
October 21, 2002
When Kristin Bowman-James came to Kansas University in 1975 to teach chemistry, she was the only woman in the department. Now, the department has the highest percentage of women among the nation’s top chemistry departments.
Ruth Jameson Green
October 21, 2002
Manhattan  Services for Ruth Jameson Green, 87, Olsburg, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Blue Valley Memorial United Methodist Church, Manhattan. Burial will follow in the Carnahan Creek Cemetery, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Green died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at her home following an extended illness.
Voting sham
October 21, 2002
Americans who don’t care enough to vote should look at this week’s Iraqi election and be ashamed. Americans wondering whether it’s worth their time to vote on Nov. 5 might consider asking the citizens of Iraq what they think.
Rapper still self-involved
October 21, 2002
Calvin Broadus wants to protect his kids. I find myself of two minds about that. Part of me wants to slap him on the back in congratulations. Another part just wants to slap him.
Roberts resists resting on laurels, claiming easy Senate victory
October 21, 2002
The man regarded as America’s funniest senator can afford to sit back and have a laugh or two: He’s in the type of zone that politicians rarely enjoy.
Blue Cross call suits Sebelius’ campaign
October 21, 2002
At 53, John Ellis sports a ponytail, plays bass guitar and acknowledges his politics lean toward the liberal side, though he may sometimes vote Republican in local elections.
Horror movie ‘The Ring’ rings up No. 1 debut at box office
October 21, 2002
Death-by-videotape brought box-office life to “The Ring,” a horror flick that scared up $15 million to debut as the weekend’s No. 1 movie.
Richest Man in Babylon’ offers easy-to-follow finance lesson
October 21, 2002
Every now and then there is a book so meaningful that you can’t wait to recommend it. That’s how I feel about “The Richest Man in Babylon,” by George S. Clason.
MLS Cup: Galaxy claim crown
Fourth time charm for Los Angeles as Ruiz scores in overtime
October 21, 2002
Give Carlos Ruiz enough chances, and he’s going to come out a winner. Same with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Ruiz scored in the 23rd minute of overtime Sunday to give the Galaxy their first Major League Soccer title.
Sam’s Town 250: Wimmer wins again in Busch Series race
Driver claims second victory in month
October 21, 2002
Scott Wimmer held off Ron Hornaday on a restart with seven laps left Sunday and won the rain-delayed Busch Sam’s Town 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park for his second victory in four races.
Conservation fair, home tour promote energy efficiency
October 21, 2002
Organizers of Sunday’s sustainable homes tour and energy conservation fair have a goal: Eliminate the events.
Police: Sniper left message at scene
October 21, 2002
Authorities believe the Washington-area sniper left a message with a telephone number at the scene of the latest shooting in Virginia, The Associated Press learned Sunday. Police appealed to the person who left the message to contact them.