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Wet, cooler weather ahead for Lawrence
October 22, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 3:04 p.m.) Lawrence might get some rain Tuesday night out of a cold front that’s bringing wintry weather into Kansas. But the snow will stay out west.
s purchase of company
October 22, 2002
The fate of the proposed sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to an out-of-state company was at the center of a radio debate Monday between insurance commissioner candidates.
6News video report: Candidates place education, economy as high priority
October 22, 2002
6News compares the campaigns of gubanatorial candidates Kathleen Sebelius and Tim Shallenburger.
6News video report: Local officials attend bioterror seminar
October 22, 2002
6News reports on the seminar held Monday at the Lawrence Arts Center for local government officials.
6News video report: School board discusses closings
October 22, 2002
6News reports on Monday nights school board meeting where discussion was held on the closing of either Cordley or Centennial elementary schools.
6News video report: More opposition emerging against Wal-Mart Supercenter
October 22, 2002
6News reports on new foes against the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter at 6th and Wakarusa streets.
FSHS player of the week: Tyler Morgan
October 22, 2002
Class: Senior HT: 6-0 WT: 210
s the way the tennis ball bounces
October 22, 2002
For once, the Kansas State High School Athletics Association has a rule that, no matter how Free State High tennis fans feel, makes sense. Sort of.
record
October 22, 2002
If one takes only television ads into consideration, the Kansas gubernatorial race is becoming a debate about votes cast more than a decade ago in the Legislature.
s East Asia programs receive $2 million grant
October 22, 2002
Eric Garrett has always been intrigued by China, due in part to his family’s fireworks business, K-10 Fireworks. Now, thanks to a Kansas University grant, he’ll be able to see the country known for fireworks production firsthand.
Game won’t be same in NL ballpark
Anaheim designated hitter to be missing from lineup for next three games
October 22, 2002
Just mention Pacific Bell Park and what’s the first image that comes to mind? Barry Bonds plopping balls into the water, of course. Funny thing about that picture: It’s out of focus.
FSHS player of the week: Tyler Morgan
October 22, 2002
Jordan makes preseason debut
Wizards’ wonder scores eight points in Denver exhibition; says he was ‘pleased’ with performance
October 22, 2002
Michael Jordan made his preseason debut Monday night, hitting his first shot after coming off the bench during the second quarter of the Washington Wizards’ game against the Denver Nuggets.
KU lands lineman
October 22, 2002
Reid Kirby, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound offensive lineman from Oak Park (Mo.) High School, has given a verbal commitment to Mark Mangino’s KU football program. Kirby picked KU over Missouri, Tulsa and Colorado State.
U.N. stymies U.S. action
October 22, 2002
We predicted that President Bush would err if he took Secretary of State Colin Powell’s advice to seek U.N. support for the use of force against Iraq. Now the firestorm has broken.
Education not a money issue
October 22, 2002
Democrats lament that the presumptive war with Iraq has kept them from focusing the public’s attention on domestic issues.
Unstable system
October 22, 2002
The bankruptcy of another state contractor renews concerns about the stability of the privatized adoption and foster care system.
Louis Ward
October 22, 2002
Gladys M. Niebaum
October 22, 2002
Suicide bombers kill 14 Israelis
October 22, 2002
A car packed with explosives pulled up to a bus in northern Israel during rush hour Monday, igniting a massive fireball that trapped passengers in the blazing bus and killed at least 16 people, including two suicide attackers.
Justices won’t revisit juvenile executions
October 22, 2002
The Supreme Court revealed deep divisions over the death penalty Monday as justices used unusually strong language regarding the constitutionality of executing people who killed when they were juveniles and allowing exceedingly long waits on death row.
Blake lawyers try again for bail
October 22, 2002
Lawyers for actor Robert Blake petitioned the California Supreme Court on Monday to grant Blake bail without a further hearing.
6News video rpeort: Maple tree could be spared
October 22, 2002
6News reports on the news that KDOT will try to spare a century old maple tree that is in the way of the project to widen 6th street west of Wakarusa.
Seahawks, sans Stella, set for first-ever regional match
October 22, 2002
When the Seabury Academy volleyball team plays its first-ever regional today at Williamsburg, it’ll be without senior middle blocker Anne Stella.
Corrections
October 22, 2002
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LHS players of the week: Derrick Newman and Kenny Poeverlein
October 22, 2002
Class: Seniors HT: 6-3 each WT: 265, 280
Salmon smoking after Game 2
October 22, 2002
Tim Salmon isn’t getting any younger. He’s only playing that way. “I’ve been joking with Timmy during the entire postseason. He’s been acting like he was 12,” teammate Darin Erstad said late Sunday night. “Tonight, after the game-winning homer, he was acting like he was 8. He was giddy.”
Sanders unlikely leader for Giants
Veteran outfielder had struggled in postseason before heating up in World Series
October 22, 2002
Fifteen dollars to fix a swing. That’s what Reggie Sanders figures he spent one long-distance call to Phoenix, another to Houston.
Players contend baseballs are harder in postseason
October 22, 2002
Barry Bonds isn’t the only reason the Giants and Angels are on pace to shatter the record for World Series homers. Players think juiced baseballs have contributed to the longball mania in the Fall Classic.
Tempers flare at Arrowhead
Vermeil miffed at question about defensive coordinator
October 22, 2002
A Kansas City defense ranked dead last in the NFL is starting to cause tempers to flare around Arrowhead Stadium.
Steelers slam Colts, 28-10
Maddox throws two touchdown passes
October 22, 2002
Benching Kordell Stewart for journeyman Tommy Maddox three games into the season seemed like an act of desperation. It might be the best move Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher could have made.
KU’s East Asia programs receive $2 million grant
October 22, 2002
Eric Garrett has always been intrigued by China, due in part to his family’s fireworks business, K-10 Fireworks. Now, thanks to a Kansas University grant, he’ll be able to see the country known for fireworks production firsthand.
Briefly
October 22, 2002
Florida: Gun distributor on trial for killing Louisiana: Former governor reports to prison Atlanta: Convicted pastor stages mock whipping
LHS players of the week: Derrick Newman and Kenny Poeverlein
October 22, 2002
Utility companies plan giant wind farm in New Mexico
October 22, 2002
Two utilities signed an agreement Monday to erect one of the nation’s largest wind-generated electric facilities in eastern New Mexico.
Christina J. Gordzica
October 22, 2002
People
October 22, 2002
Star has holding power Personal troubles provide lesson Terror concerns cancel concert Harry Potter fans out of luck Welcome to his nightmare, again
Briefly
October 22, 2002
New York City: Parents underestimate danger of Ecstasy Washington, D.C.: Measure urges Sudan to end 20-year-old war Washington, D.C.: FDA cracks down on contact lenses
Black enough’ debate another set of chains
October 22, 2002
Is Colin Powell black enough? Strip away the verbiage, and that’s essentially the question Harry Belafonte raised in his recent controversial interview with a San Diego radio station.
Planning commission
October 22, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. Wednesday City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets
Third District candidates focus on health care in second debate
October 22, 2002
Differing views on health care legislation were highlighted during the second of four debates for congressional candidates in the 3rd District.
Firebirds, that’s the way the tennis ball bounces
October 22, 2002
For once, the Kansas State High School Athletics Association has a rule that, no matter how Free State High tennis fans feel, makes sense. Sort of.
Briefcase
October 22, 2002
Aviation: United cuts more jobs Financial Services: Boston firm facing securities complaint Investigation: Report says Stewart may be charged soon
Board opts for plan to close Centennial
October 22, 2002
Centennial School went down, and the Lawrence school board’s bond-issue wish list went up. A majority of the board agreed Monday night that it made more sense to keep centrally located and historically relevant Cordley School open instead of the nearby Centennial building at 2145 La.
Simien eager to do more
Sophomore should fill void left by Gooden
October 22, 2002
No Kansas high school graduate has ever made a splash quite like Danny Manning. Manning, a former Kansas University All-American who graduated from Lawrence High, was picked in the first round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers and has spent the last 13 seasons in the NBA.
Wal-Mart decision ‘is just about zoning’
October 22, 2002
If a Wal-Mart Supercenter is to become reality at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, it will have to overcome a lot of opposition: from city planning staffers, Downtown Lawrence Inc., Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods and more than 400 residents of northwest Lawrence.
Sniper contact ‘unclear’
Investigators ask caller to contact them again
October 22, 2002
In a tantalizing turn in the hunt for the Washington-area sniper, investigators said Monday the killer apparently tried to contact them in a phone call that was too “unclear” to be understood. They pleaded with the person to call back.
West Lawrence project gains restaurant, secures tenants
October 22, 2002
West Lawrence residents have an Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in their neighborhood and soon will have a new liquor store, dry cleaner and barber shop.
New ad criticizes Sebelius’ record
October 22, 2002
If one takes only television ads into consideration, the Kansas gubernatorial race is becoming a debate about votes cast more than a decade ago in the Legislature.
Sophomore should fill void left by Gooden
October 22, 2002
No Kansas high school graduate has ever made a splash quite like Danny Manning. Manning, a former Kansas University All-American who graduated from Lawrence High, was picked in the first round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers and has spent the last 13 seasons in the NBA.
Horoscopes
October 22, 2002
Board opts for plan to close Centennial
October 22, 2002
Centennial School went down, and the Lawrence school board’s bond-issue wish list went up. A majority of the board agreed Monday night that it made more sense to keep centrally located and historically relevant Cordley School open instead of the nearby Centennial building at 2145 La.
On the record
October 22, 2002
Kansas Basketball Notes
October 22, 2002
Ratings falling
World Series opener sets record low
October 22, 2002
The opener of the All-California World Series between the Anaheim Angels and San Francisco Giants is on track to have the lowest TV rating ever for baseball’s championship.
Seahawks, sans Stella, set for first-ever regional match
October 22, 2002
When the Seabury Academy volleyball team plays its first-ever regional today at Williamsburg, it’ll be without senior middle blocker Anne Stella.
City squads priming for intra-city tilt
October 22, 2002
Most weeks, both the Free State High and Lawrence High football coaches fill their weekends by watching video tapes of the upcoming opponent.
Wilson survives marathon round
Lawrence High freshman nearly earns medal at grueling six-hour tournament
October 22, 2002
No matter golf’s preconceptions fat old men walking around a golf course in tacky pants and swinging a club every now and then six hours of golf can be incredibly taxing on a person’s body and psyche.
Sprewell suing newspaper
NBA player’s agent says New York Post erred
October 22, 2002
Latrell Sprewell sued a newspaper, spouted off and was suspended on Monday. On a day filled with developments related to Sprewell’s injured right hand and his relationship with the Knicks, the rift between everyone involved only seemed to worsen.
Brown defends ISU’s Wallace
October 22, 2002
After being battered by Oklahoma, Iowa State’s Seneca Wallace and his teammates got some consolation from Texas coach Mack Brown.
Firing Solich would cost Huskers dearly
October 22, 2002
It’s no secret lately that some Cornhusker fans would like to see changes in the Nebraska football coaching staff.
OU atop BCS standings
Miami second, Notre Dame third in initial rankings
October 22, 2002
Miami is No. 1 just about everywhere but where it counts most in the Bowl Championship Series standings.
Gun found by highway links homicides to other crimes
October 22, 2002
Tests on a .380-caliber automatic handgun found beside a highway in March 2001 tied it to a quadruple homicide, a single homicide and a carjacking committed three months earlier, a ballistics expert testified Monday.
Robinson arranged illegal adoption, brother says
October 22, 2002
Witness after witness revealed Monday that the only legitimate signatures on an adoption prepared by John E. Robinson Sr. were those of his brother and sister-in-law.
KSU opens insect museum
October 22, 2002
Bug lovers can now visit a collection of household pests and more exotic creatures at Kansas State University’s new insect zoo.
K-State kickoff set
October 22, 2002
Big 12 Conference television networks have passed on the Kansas-Kansas State football game on Nov. 2 at Memorial Stadium. Consequently, KU officials have set the kickoff for 1 p.m. Cable channel six will show the game on tape delay at 11 p.m. that night.
KU women’s basketball: Freshman gains eligibility
October 22, 2002
Kansas University women’s basketball signee Tamara Ransburg is back on the roster. Ransburg, a 6-foot-4 forward from Virginia Beach, Va., averaged 27 points and 11 rebounds as a high school senior last season.
Privately built Pacific Bell Park a curse to other teams
October 22, 2002
A 10-ton Fiberglas mitt overlooks the left-field bleachers. Boats crowd into McCovey Cove behind right field, with all hands on deck awaiting a Barry Bonds homer. A bronze statue of Willie Mays sits among 24 palm trees.
Series games too long
October 22, 2002
As I was desperately trying to keep my eyes open during the ninth inning telecast of Sunday night’s interminable World Series game, I thought about all the children particularly in the eastern time zone who had long ago hit the sack.
MU’s Pinkel putting emphasis on KU clash
October 22, 2002
Missouri is a 22 1/2-point favorite to defeat Kansas University when the rivals meet Saturday in Columbia, Mo. To hear Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel talk about his team’s homecoming game, one might think the Tigers were preparing for a New Year’s Day bowl.
Ketchup Song’cuts the mustard
October 22, 2002
Now that the “Macarena” has become a distant memory, along comes “The Ketchup Song” and dance. The Spanish pop tune with gobbledygook lyrics is topping charts throughout the world, and it’s accompanied by arm-waving, knee-knocking gyrations.
Looking for the has-beens, again
October 22, 2002
For former celebrities, particularly former child stars, the cruelest words in the English language must be “Where Are They Now?” (7 p.m., VH1).
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
October 22, 2002
Negative slant
October 22, 2002
No evidence
October 22, 2002
Phi Delt residents
October 22, 2002
NFL briefs
October 22, 2002
Carter halts retirement, signs with Dolphins Titans’ cornerback fined $7,500 for hit Spurrier switches quarterbacks again Raiders’ Buchanon out Packers’ signal-caller won’t need surgery Williams has surgery Broncos’ center out Bucs’ Johnson doubtful Weinke has concussion Cowboys switch QBs Lewis to return?
College briefs
October 22, 2002
Commodores feel lucky after bus accident Alvarez: Evans will not play this season Georgia lineman out Heels’ Chapman ailing Vols’ Clausen practicing
Education issues
October 22, 2002
Bush hopeful N. Korean nuclear issues can be solved
October 22, 2002
North Korea is an emerging threat, and the United States is working with China, Russia and other countries to persuade Kim Jong Il to disarm, President Bush said Monday.
U.S. revises Iraq resolution
October 22, 2002
The United States on Monday distributed a revised U.N. resolution on Iraq to the other veto-wielding members of the Security Council that it said would toughen weapons inspections and ensure there will be “consequences” if Iraq fails to comply.
Dow surges 215 points on earnings reports
October 22, 2002
Investors rewarded Wall Street for an upbeat earnings season again Monday, pushing stocks sharply higher and extending two weeks of stunning gains. The market overcame an earlier round of profit taking and saw the Dow Jones industrials shoot up more than 200 points.
Stock market pulls down leading economic indicators
October 22, 2002
A key measure of future economic activity dropped in September, dragged down by the stock market. It was the fourth straight monthly decline in the index, and raised again the prospect of a “double dip” into recession for the U.S. economy.
Analysts wary of Kmart plan
Company plans to emerge from bankruptcy in early 2003
October 22, 2002
Kmart Corp. has an aggressive timeline for emerging from bankruptcy protection as early as the first half of 2003, although analysts say the retailer’s recent sales performance offers scant evidence the company is on a path to recovery.
Daily ticker
October 22, 2002
State pension system short of needed funding
October 22, 2002
State Senate President Dave Kerr has put the Legislature on notice that the state retirement pension system faces a long-term funding problem that may require an increase in state spending at one of the worst budget times in Kansas history.
Ethics issue at center of race
October 22, 2002
David Haley faces a state ethics complaint because he filed a campaign finance document late, and it has become an issue as he campaigns for secretary of state.
Service set for man missing in Bali
October 22, 2002
The parents of a former University of Nebraska football standout presumed dead in the bombings in Bali, Indonesia, have planned a memorial service in the Kansas City area.
Weak economy may put pinch on city budget
Hiring ‘chill’ already in effect in face of lower sales-tax collections
October 22, 2002
The city has managed to take in more taxes than it has spent so far this year, but Budget Director Ed Mullins is worried a sluggish economy will make that task more difficult the next few months.
House fire near Haysville kills two children, injures father
October 22, 2002
Two children died and their father was seriously injured Monday when their home south of Haysville caught fire, authorities said.
Bernard A. Younger
October 22, 2002
Frank Adame
October 22, 2002
Ineke C. Willems
October 22, 2002
With human genes, researchers build organ-transplant herd of pigs
October 22, 2002
In a step toward creating herds of pigs that could provide organs for transplanting into humans, Italian researchers manipulated swine sperm to make an animal strain that carries human genes in the heart, liver and kidneys.
Bioterrorism planning emphasizes need for self-reliance at local level
October 22, 2002
In the age of terrorism, sniffles or a rash could be something more sinister than Mother Nature at work. With that in mind, nearly 100 Lawrence and Douglas County officials gathered Monday at the Lawrence Arts Center for a seminar on how to respond to a bioterrorism attack here.
Finding may be earliest evidence of Jesus
October 22, 2002
A French scholar has discovered what may be the earliest archaeological evidence of Jesus a 1,940-year-old limestone burial box bearing the inscription “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.”
Come see the best part of me
October 22, 2002
Summing up what a person is like with a single word or image isn’t easy. But Lawrence High School students paired with Centennial School second- and third-graders to capture their images on camera.
Lawrence briefs
October 22, 2002
Shots fired at party County commissioners to review road issues Police arrest suspect after fight at bar Chemists converge on KU Wood Oil burglarized Symposium session to examine historic case Van driver hits pedestrian Hospital quarantined after smallpox scare
Six indicted on charges of supporting terrorism
October 22, 2002
Six men were indicted Monday on charges of supporting terrorism by training at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan where Osama bin Laden declared that there “is going to be a fight against Americans,” authorities said.
Rosie countersues publisher
October 22, 2002
Former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell filed a $125 million lawsuit Monday, alleging the publisher of Rosie magazine breached their contract and caused the publication’s demise.
Another ‘48 Hours’
CBS revamps long-running, and often overlooked, newsmagazine
October 22, 2002
When CBS decided to retool the newsmagazine “48 Hours” for its 16th season this fall, the inspiration wasn’t another news show. Instead, network honchos had “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” television’s hottest program, in mind.
Local briefs
October 22, 2002
Train car derails Monday Teen may face adult charge in fatal accident Recreation: Skate park lighting fixed Festival: High school bands plan Saturday performances
Candidates debate BCBS sale
Garner, Praeger differ on allowing Anthem’s purchase of company
October 22, 2002
The fate of the proposed sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to an out-of-state company was at the center of a radio debate Monday between insurance commissioner candidates.
KDOT to spare colorful maple from razing
October 22, 2002
For now, the tree stays. State highway officials on Monday said they wouldn’t bulldoze a 100-year-old maple on the edge of property that’s to be cleared and sloped when crews begin widening west Sixth Street in 2004.
October 22, 2002
If a Wal-Mart Supercenter is to become reality at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, it will have to overcome a lot of opposition: from city planning staffers, Downtown Lawrence Inc., Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods and more than 400 residents of northwest Lawrence.
City squads priming for intra-city tilt
October 22, 2002
Most weeks, both the Free State High and Lawrence High football coaches fill their weekends by watching video tapes of the upcoming opponent.
s Pinkel putting emphasis on KU clash
October 22, 2002
Missouri is a 22 1/2-point favorite to defeat Kansas University when the rivals meet Saturday in Columbia, Mo. To hear Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel talk about his team’s homecoming game, one might think the Tigers were preparing for a New Year’s Day bowl.
Come see the best part of me
October 22, 2002
Summing up what a person is like with a single word or image isn’t easy. But Lawrence High School students paired with Centennial School second- and third-graders to capture their images on camera.
KDOT to spare colorful maple from razing
October 22, 2002
For now, the tree stays. State highway officials on Monday said they wouldn’t bulldoze a 100-year-old maple on the edge of property that’s to be cleared and sloped when crews begin widening west Sixth Street in 2004.
Lawrence High freshman nearly earns medal at grueling six-hour tournament
October 22, 2002
No matter golf’s preconceptions  fat old men walking around a golf course in tacky pants and swinging a club every now and then  six hours of golf can be incredibly taxing on a person’s body and psyche.
Wet, cooler weather ahead for Lawrence
October 22, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 3:04 p.m.) Lawrence might get some rain Tuesday night out of a cold front that’s bringing wintry weather into Kansas. But the snow will stay out west.
Bioterrorism planning emphasizes need for self-reliance at local level
October 22, 2002
In the age of terrorism, sniffles or a rash could be something more sinister than Mother Nature at work. With that in mind, nearly 100 Lawrence and Douglas County officials gathered Monday at the Lawrence Arts Center for a seminar on how to respond to a bioterrorism attack here.
West Lawrence project gains restaurant, secures tenants
October 22, 2002
West Lawrence residents have an Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in their neighborhood and soon will have a new liquor store, dry cleaner and barber shop.
6Sports video report: Jayhawk secondary beaten by Aggies
October 22, 2002
6Sports recaps Saturday’s loss to Texas A&M.
6Sports video report: Senior day ends with a ‘W’
October 22, 2002
6Sports reports on Sunday’s KU soccer win against conference foe Iowa State.
6Sports video report: One Firebird, one Lion come home empty handed
October 22, 2002
6Sports reports on the weekend’s state girls’ golf tournament.
6Sports video report: Firebird tennis snags two state titles
October 22, 2002
6Sports reports on the state girls’ tennis tournament, where senior Emily Wang won her second state singles championship.
Kansas Basketball Notes
October 22, 2002