Archive for Wednesday, October 23, 2002

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Robbery suspect caught after chase to KU’s campus
October 23, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 12:47 p.m.) Lawrence Police arrested a 27-year-old man accused of robbing a Kwik Shop clerk early Wednesday morning at gunpoint then leading police on a car and foot chase that ended on Kansas University’s campus.
Rain expected through Thursday night
October 23, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.) It’s time to break out the hot chocolate and warm up the apple cider. Cool, damp autumn weather will hover over the Lawrence area for the next few days.
Gubernatorial candidates trade accusations in final debate
October 23, 2002
Democrat Kathleen Sebelius and Republican Tim Shallenburger on Tuesday argued about school funding and crime and accused each other of underhanded campaign tactics in their final debate in the Kansas governor’s race.
Kansas signee Thompson passes test
October 23, 2002
Kansas University’s struggling secondary probably could have used Kenneth Thompson this season, but the Grand Prairie, Texas, defensive back didn’t qualify academically.
Ward services
October 23, 2002
Toy Bowl moved
October 23, 2002
The Toy Bowl, a Little League football fixture at Haskell Stadium for years, will be played at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium this Sunday.
Ruth Marie Newell
October 23, 2002
Mary Katherine Peterson
October 23, 2002
Kansas City, Kan. Â Services for Mary Katherine “Terry” Bernhardt Peterson, 84, Seattle, will be at 12:30 p.m. today at Kansas City Funeral Directors, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial service took place in Seattle. Mrs. Peterson died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at Bayview Manor Health Care Center in Seattle.
NFL briefs
October 23, 2002
Bucs’ Coleman charged with beating son’s mom Hutchinson to start No surgery for Bettis
Increased work load hasn’t affected Faulk
October 23, 2002
The St. Louis Rams’ bye week probably came at a good time for Marshall Faulk, who’s been carrying the offense on his back.
FSHS soccer downed 3-1
October 23, 2002
Free State High’s boys soccer team closed its regular season Tuesday with a 2-0 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest at Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex.
Regional briefs
October 23, 2002
Wamego: Wells contaminated with toxic solvent Joplin, Mo.: Kansas group seeks more public land Marysville: Past executive director of KPA dies at age 83
Mental mistakes doom LHS soccer
Yurek scores Lawrence’s only goal in 8-1 loss to Olathe East
October 23, 2002
An 8-1 loss at home isn’t pretty, but Lawrence High soccer coach Keith Nelson knows his team played better than the score indicated. If the Lions thought as well as they played, they might have come a little closer to beating Olathe East at the Youth Sports Inc. fields on Tuesday.
D’Rays make offer to manager Piniella
October 23, 2002
Lou Piniella was offered the job as manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Tuesday and now must decide if he wants to work at home or merely closer to it.
Thome wins Clemente Award
October 23, 2002
Cleveland first baseman Jim Thome won the Roberto Clemente Award for his community service and found out the Indians will offer him a new contract next week.
Seahawks ousted at regionals
October 23, 2002
It was the start Seabury Academy coach Tracy Kitson was looking for, but the Seahawks volleyball squad couldn’t hold on against Waverly High in Tuesday’s Class 1A volleyball regionals.
Spiezio shows true colors
First baseman dyes hair, goatee red
October 23, 2002
Scott Spiezio is willing to dye for the Angels. The player with streaks of red in his hair and goatee helped paint this ol’ town Angel red Tuesday night, getting the biggest hit as Anaheim burst to an 8-1 lead and silenced all those Giants fans in orange and black.
Sutton Ryder Cup captain
Source: U.S. emotional leader agrees for 2004 Cup
October 23, 2002
Hal Sutton’s next role in the Ryder Cup is to make sure the American team shares his passion for the matches.
LHS 2-1 in finale at home
October 23, 2002
Lawrence High’s volleyball team went 2-1 in its final home match of the season. LHS coach Jo Huntsinger said her team’s outlook was positive, despite a 15-11, 15-6 loss to Leavenworth Immaculata, which spoiled the Lions’ bid at a perfect quadrangular Tuesday at Lawrence High.
Kansas’ Miles shooting for improvement
October 23, 2002
Aaron Miles, best known for his passing, spent a good portion of his summer shooting. Kansas University’s point guard hopes to improve on his 40.4 shooting percentage from last year when he helped the Jayhawks win the Big 12 Conference title and reach the Final Four as a true freshman.
On the record
October 23, 2002
AG reaches settlement with Miss Cleo companies
October 23, 2002
Miss Cleo has packed up her tarot cards and ended her psychic hot line business in Kansas under an agreement reached with the Attorney General’s Office. The office reached the settlement Tuesday with two Florida-based companies involved with Miss Cleo, spokesman Mark Ohlemeier said.
Discovery of barrel bodies recounted
October 23, 2002
Investigators testified Tuesday about the grisly discovery of three women’s bodies inside barrels in June 2000 in a Raymore, Mo., storage locker rented by John E. Robinson Sr.
Why is Stewart the target?
October 23, 2002
How did we get to this, that Martha Stewart is the face of corporate greed and insider trading when, in reality, a whole bunch of others chief executives of corporations from GE to Enron to Kmart to ImClone have been the biggest violators of the trust?
Father offended
October 23, 2002
School vision
October 23, 2002
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
October 23, 2002
Partisanship impedes Congress’ progress
October 23, 2002
Rather than characterize the record of the now-departed Congress, let me begin by reporting what the people’s representatives and senators did and did not do on their final day in session.
Study: Heavier nurse workload increases patient deaths
October 23, 2002
Amid concerns about a nationwide nurse shortage, a new study found that how many patients a nurse has to care for can be a matter of life or death.
U.S. to release Guantanamo prisoners
October 23, 2002
The Pentagon plans to release some terror suspects from prison in Cuba because they are no longer threats and have no more intelligence information to offer, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
Recipe offers quick way to create chili
October 23, 2002
Chili is one of those dishes for which just about everyone has an opinion about what it should be. Mild or spicy, with or without meat, served with such things as pasta.
TV ad has false claim about Sebelius donations
October 23, 2002
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger incorrectly has cited contributions from former Lawrence legislator Betty Jo Charlton as evidence that Democrat Kathleen Sebelius has broken her vow not to take contributions from insurance companies.
Political signs torn up
October 23, 2002
Sunday night, Rich Minder and his wife, Vicki Penner, had a “Kathleen Sebelius/Governor” sign in their front yard. The next morning, it was gone.
Firefighter training, funding focus of new commission
October 23, 2002
A panel of firefighters, fire chiefs and investigators met for the first time Tuesday to oversee how the state provides training for firefighters.
Student responds
October 23, 2002
Short & sweet
October 23, 2002
Many parents fail test in proper lunch packing Tea time has benefits
TSN taps A-Rod player of year
October 23, 2002
Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez, who hit 57 homers this season, is The Sporting News player of the year, the St. Louis-based publication announced Tuesday.
Sister wishes others could see Ali as she does
October 23, 2002
I have an autistic sister, and her name is Ali. You may ask, “What is autism?” It is very hard to explain. Think of it this way. Autism is when you have a “point A” and “point C” in the brain, but no “point B” to connect things.
City agrees to hear schools presentation
October 23, 2002
Lawrence city commissioners agreed Tuesday to hear a presentation from the Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods on proposed school closings but most grumbled the meeting will be pointless.
Residents raise stink about foul water odor
October 23, 2002
Doug Wendel took a drink of tap water Monday night. He didn’t couldn’t swallow it. “I spit it out,” he said Tuesday. “Basically, my water smelled like nasty toxic, sewer sludge.”
Golf course proposed at Haskell
Former student dreams of fairways and greens south of Powwow Grounds
October 23, 2002
A businessman with ties to the Prairie Band Potawatomi wants to build a nine-hole public golf course on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus.
U.S. mediation still on track
October 23, 2002
Israel held off retaliating Tuesday for the deadliest Palestinian terror attack in three months, allowing a U.S. mediation effort to continue on a proposal to set up a provisional Palestinian state by next year.
District comes up short for autistic student
Despite Lawrence schools’ reputation for special care and attention, mother pulls daughter out of South
October 23, 2002
You could see the sadness in Ali Gotte’s eyes, which were often downcast when she arrived at South Junior High School in the mornings. You could hear the pain in her screams that leaked from the closet-size room at South where she was regularly confined during the day.
Gubernatorial candidates trade accusations in final debate
October 23, 2002
Democrat Kathleen Sebelius and Republican Tim Shallenburger on Tuesday argued about school funding and crime and accused each other of underhanded campaign tactics in their final debate in the Kansas governor’s race.
AT&T rings in $207 million despite revenue fall
October 23, 2002
AT&T Corp. eked out third-quarter net earnings of $207 million and beat Wall Street expectations Tuesday despite an 8 percent drop in revenue that largely resulted from continuing weakness in the long-distance market.
Jobless rate follows seasonal trends but remains up
October 23, 2002
Unemployment in Kansas remains higher than it was last year even as it tracks with normal, seasonal trends. The jobless rate for September was 4.3 percent, down from 4.4 percent in August, the Department of Human Resources reported Tuesday.
McDonald’s struggles to beef up profits
October 23, 2002
McDonald’s Corp. reported an 11 percent drop in earnings Tuesday, its seventh decline in the last eight quarters, and said it will reduce new restaurant openings by nearly half next year as it seeks to end its slump.
Iraq protest expected to draw thousands to D.C.
October 23, 2002
Organizers of a weekend march to oppose the Bush administration’s showdown with Iraq promised Tuesday that the demonstration will draw thousands to Washington to become the largest anti-war protest since the Vietnam War.
Actress tagged as ‘It Girl’
Ashley Williams of NBC’s ‘Good Morning Miami’ is TV’s newest sweetheart
October 23, 2002
Nearly every TV season brings a newly designated “It Girl.” Last fall, Jennifer Garner of “Alias” was clearly “It.” In years before that she was Keri Russell of “Felicity.” Jenna Elfman of “Dharma & Greg.” Sarah Michelle Gellar of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Duo zeros in on cross-cultural cuisine
Lawrence restaurant’s menu features favorite foods of Asia, Pacific Rim
October 23, 2002
Three years ago, Subarna Bhattachan and Alejandro Lule opened La Parrilla, 814 Mass., a “Nuevo Latino” restaurant specializing in the foods of Latin America.
Carving pumpkins can be scary tradition
October 23, 2002
I was walking into the supermarket the other day when a dad and a couple of kids passed me, wheeling a grocery cart of jack-o’-lanterns out to their car. The kids were ecstatic, while their father looked like he was being led off to his own execution.
Freeze will end West Nile outbreak
October 23, 2002
Within weeks, if not days, nature will quietly snuff out a killer in Illinois. The first hard frost will put West Nile in the deep freeze, halting a statewide scourge that has infected 691 people and killed 43 by far the deadliest outbreak since the virus was first detected in the United States in 1999.
Wichita slayings autopsies shared
Carr trial jurors hear graphic reports detailing how five victims, dog died
October 23, 2002
Autopsies on victims of a quadruple killing in December 2000 showed the three men were beaten and the woman was sexually assaulted before all were shot in the back of the head while kneeling on snow, a coroner testified Tuesday.
Exchange leaves youths less than impressed with candidates
October 23, 2002
Kansas’ two leading gubernatorial candidates still have quite a sales job ahead of them if they want to win next month’s election, students in a Lawrence High School political science class said.
Sniper threat shared
Statement warning that children not safe released on day that bus driver is shot
October 23, 2002
A bus driver was shot to death Tuesday as he was about to set out on his morning route in what authorities fear was the 13th attack by the Washington-area sniper. Police also revealed a chilling warning found at a weekend shooting scene: “Your children are not safe anywhere at any time.”
Rain expected through Thursday night
October 23, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.) It’s time to break out the hot chocolate and warm up the apple cider. Cool, damp autumn weather will hover over the Lawrence area for the next few days.
s campus
October 23, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 12:47 p.m.) Lawrence Police arrested a 27-year-old man accused of robbing a Kwik Shop clerk early Wednesday morning at gunpoint then leading police on a car and foot chase that ended on Kansas University’s campus.
Ruth Marie Newell
October 23, 2002
Oskaloosa  Services for Ruth Marie Newell, 75, Winchester, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, northwest of Oskaloosa. Mrs. Newell died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at the Jefferson County Geriatrics Center in Winchester.
Harriet Helene Howell Little
October 23, 2002
Alpine, Tex. Â Graveside services for Harriet Helene Howell Little, 77, Fort Davis, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Elm Grove Cemetery in Alpine. Mrs. Little died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at a private care center in Fort Davis.
Aquila team wins spelling bee
October 23, 2002
Three Free State High School students representing Aquila withstood the sting of this year’s Journal-World Corporate Spelling Bee to win by default.
Former student dreams of fairways and greens south of Powwow Grounds
October 23, 2002
A businessman with ties to the Prairie Band Potawatomi wants to build a nine-hole public golf course on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus.
Sister wishes others could see Ali as she does
October 23, 2002
I have an autistic sister, and her name is Ali. You may ask, “What is autism?” It is very hard to explain. Think of it this way. Autism is when you have a “point A” and “point C” in the brain, but no “point B” to connect things.
Firefighter training, funding focus of new commission
October 23, 2002
A panel of firefighters, fire chiefs and investigators met for the first time Tuesday to oversee how the state provides training for firefighters.
Political signs torn up
October 23, 2002
Sunday night, Rich Minder and his wife, Vicki Penner, had a “Kathleen Sebelius/Governor” sign in their front yard. The next morning, it was gone.
LHS 2-1 in finale at home
October 23, 2002
Lawrence High’s volleyball team went 2-1 in its final home match of the season. LHS coach Jo Huntsinger said her team’s outlook was positive, despite a 15-11, 15-6 loss to Leavenworth Immaculata, which spoiled the Lions’ bid at a perfect quadrangular Tuesday at Lawrence High.
TV ad has false claim about Sebelius donations
October 23, 2002
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger incorrectly has cited contributions from former Lawrence legislator Betty Jo Charlton as evidence that Democrat Kathleen Sebelius has broken her vow not to take contributions from insurance companies.
Ward services
October 23, 2002
Services for Louis F. Ward, 85, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Ward died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at his home.
Area briefs
October 23, 2002
Apartment burglary reported by students Explosive device ruins rural mailbox
6Sports video report: High expectations set for senior hoops duo
October 23, 2002
6Sports reports on KU seniors Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison and their upcoming season.
6Sports video report: Lions take two at quad
October 23, 2002
6Sports reports on the final volleyball quad for the year at Lawrence High.
6Sports video report: Firebirds take triangular
October 23, 2002
6Sports reports on the Free State volleyball triangular.
Briefly
October 23, 2002
Michigan: Mother drowns children before shooting herself Illinois: Universal clemency for death row unlikely Washington, D.C.: FDA panel endorses new heart stent New York City: New 911 system to aid court procedures
Briefly
October 23, 2002
Philippines: Bombing suspects arrested Washington, D.C.: Attack on Internet computers was powerful but brief New York: Terror suspects plead innocent to federal charges Washington, D.C.: U.S. to put Indonesian group on list of terrorists
Briefly
October 23, 2002
Ohio: Former first lady says she was ordained priest Colorado: Three nuns indicted in missile silo protest Yugoslavia: Serb arms dealer sent equipment to Iraq Azerbaijan: Ferry with 51 aboard sinks in Caspian Sea
6News video report: School board closer to closure decision
October 23, 2002
6News reports on Monday nights Lawrence School board meeting.
6News video report: ECO2 to ask county for help
October 23, 2002
6News reports on the news that ECO2 will ask the county commission for help.
6News video report: Final debate brings discussion on campaign tactics
October 23, 2002
6News reports on the final debate between the two major gubernatorial candidates, Kathleen Sebelius and Tim Shallenburger.
6News video report: Insurance candidates want to make sure money well spent
October 23, 2002
6News profiles the State Insurance Commissioner campaigns of Tim Garner and Sandy Praeger.
Program encourages Americans to eat more fruits, vegetables
October 23, 2002
Q: What is 5 A Day? A: The “5 A Day for Better Health Program” is a national program to encourage all Americans to eat 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day for good health.
s plans on business parks, open space
October 23, 2002
Larry Wilson farms nearly 1,000 acres south of Eudora, and he wouldn’t mind selling some of it to bring businesses in and keep development out.
KU students to stage anti-war rally today
October 23, 2002
A group of Kansas University students will rally against war on Iraq during an event at noon today. Students plan to have a microphone available at Wescoe Beach, on the KU campus, for people wanting to express their opinion on the issue.
s business climate focus of survey
October 23, 2002
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce officials aim to quiz 70 of the county’s largest industrial employers about how business-friendly they find the community.
reputation for special care and attention, mother pulls daughter out of South
October 23, 2002
You could see the sadness in Ali Gotte’s eyes, which were often downcast when she arrived at South Junior High School in the mornings. You could hear the pain in her screams that leaked from the closet-size room at South where she was regularly confined during the day.
Kansas signee Thompson passes test
October 23, 2002
Kansas University’s struggling secondary probably could have used Kenneth Thompson this season, but the Grand Prairie, Texas, defensive back didn’t qualify academically.
6News video report: Smelly water not harmful
October 23, 2002
6News reports on the cause of foul smelling water that some residents were concerned about.
Mangino singles out defensive backs in practice
October 23, 2002
Kansas football coach Mark Mangino wants to put his defensive backs on an island. Hint: It’s not Maui. For the jargon-impaired, a defensive back on an island is one who is taking on a receiver one-on-one. Such islands have not been paradise for KU defenders in recent weeks.
s menu features favorite foods of Asia, Pacific Rim
October 23, 2002
Three years ago, Subarna Bhattachan and Alejandro Lule opened La Parrilla, 814 Mass., a “Nuevo Latino” restaurant specializing in the foods of Latin America.
Carving pumpkins can be scary tradition
October 23, 2002
I was walking into the supermarket the other day when a dad and a couple of kids passed me, wheeling a grocery cart of jack-o’-lanterns out to their car. The kids were ecstatic, while their father looked like he was being led off to his own execution.
BU season to end
October 23, 2002
Baker University’s women’s soccer season will end after today’s 3 p.m. home match against Avila.
Briefcase
October 23, 2002
Ranching: USDA declares county agricultural disaster area Movie Industry: AMC Entertainment posts quarterly loss Wall Street: Earnings of interest
Smith proved himself with win in ‘93 finale
Running back overcame separated shoulder to lead Cowboys
October 23, 2002
Emmitt Smith’s right arm was dangling. The thigh pad wrapped under his shoulder pads for extra cushioning wasn’t helping and the painkiller he’d taken at halftime couldn’t relieve the agony of a separated shoulder.
Toy Bowl moved
October 23, 2002
The Toy Bowl, a Little League football fixture at Haskell Stadium for years, will be played at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium this Sunday.
Angels win big without long ball
October 23, 2002
The Anaheim Angels didn’t need home runs or a designated hitter just a chance to hit. The Angels became the first team in World Series history to bat around in consecutive innings, scoring four runs in the third and fourth to beat the San Francisco Giants, 10-4, in Game 3 on Tuesday night.
Free State goes 2-0 at triangular
October 23, 2002
Free State High’s volleyball team made sure this year’s batch of seniors had a memorable Senior Night. It just wasn’t necessarily in a good way. The Firebirds did manage to slip by Topeka and Tonganoxie in dramatic fashion, going 2-0 in the triangular and improving to 13-19.
Germany opens trial of Sept. 11 suspect
October 23, 2002
A Moroccan student charged with aiding the Hamburg terrorist cell involved in the Sept. 11 attacks admitted Tuesday he trained in an Osama bin Laden camp in Afghanistan but denied knowing about the plot against the United States.
Program encourages Americans to eat more fruits, vegetables
October 23, 2002
Brown services
October 23, 2002
Harriet Helene Howell Little
October 23, 2002
Mary Katherine Peterson
October 23, 2002
Uzbekistan bans billiards as morally harmful pastime
October 23, 2002
Bakhrom Sadykov forlornly fingers the black-and-gold scoreboards at his once-bustling billiard club, where the sharp crack of balls hitting one another has gone silent.
Car bombs raise specter of higher Israeli casualties
October 23, 2002
In the evolving duel between Palestinian attackers and Israel’s security forces, the small, secretive and resilient Islamic Jihad movement now says it favors car bombs that are far more powerful than the small explosive charges strapped to suicide bombers.
s only goal in 8-1 loss to Olathe East
October 23, 2002
An 8-1 loss at home isn’t pretty, but Lawrence High soccer coach Keith Nelson knows his team played better than the score indicated. If the Lions thought as well as they played, they might have come a little closer to beating Olathe East at the Youth Sports Inc. fields on Tuesday.
FSHS soccer downed 3-1
October 23, 2002
Free State High’s boys soccer team closed its regular season Tuesday with a 2-0 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest at Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex.
Ina Cathcart Harding
October 23, 2002
Graveside services for Ina Cathcart Harding, 91, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery in Winchester. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. Mrs. Harding died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Brown services
October 23, 2002
Memorial services for Ruth Mildred Brown, 94, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Lawrence. Mrs. Brown died Monday, July 1, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Miles shooting for improvement
October 23, 2002
Aaron Miles, best known for his passing, spent a good portion of his summer shooting. Kansas University’s point guard hopes to improve on his 40.4 shooting percentage from last year when he helped the Jayhawks win the Big 12 Conference title and reach the Final Four as a true freshman.
Exchange leaves youths less than impressed with candidates
October 23, 2002
Kansas’ two leading gubernatorial candidates still have quite a sales job ahead of them if they want to win next month’s election, students in a Lawrence High School political science class said.
Residents raise stink about foul water odor
October 23, 2002
Doug Wendel took a drink of tap water Monday night. He didn’t  couldn’t  swallow it. “I spit it out,” he said Tuesday. “Basically, my water smelled like nasty toxic, sewer sludge.”
Ina Cathcart Harding
October 23, 2002
Local briefs
October 23, 2002
Public transit: Bus stop benches ordinance changed Crime: Bank robbed in Pomona ‘River City Weekly’: WRAP coordinator interview set for encore Lecture: Former Navy admiral to speak at KU event
NCAA committee tweaks eligibility
If approved by Board of Directors, sweeping reform package would decrease emphasis on tests
October 23, 2002
The NCAA wants to change eligibility requirements for incoming student-athletes by lowering the emphasis on standardized tests and increasing the weight of classroom work.
Aquila team wins spelling bee
October 23, 2002
Three Free State High School students representing Aquila withstood the sting of this year’s Journal-World Corporate Spelling Bee to win by default.
Not about Wal-Mart
October 23, 2002
The size of the proposed development at Sixth Street and Wakarusa is the issue, not the intended tenant.
Russia, France reject U.S. draft on Iraq
October 23, 2002
In a troubling sign for U.S. efforts to push a tough new Iraq resolution through the Security Council, Russia and France said Tuesday they weren’t satisfied with a revised draft that warns Baghdad of “serious consequences” if it fails to cooperate with weapons inspections.
Diary excerpts from Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain published
October 23, 2002
Kurt Cobain regretted using heroin to ease the pain of a stomach ailment but he could not bring himself to stop, and talked of shooting himself, according to excerpts from the late Nirvana star’s diaries.
County awaits panel’s plans on business parks, open space
October 23, 2002
Larry Wilson farms nearly 1,000 acres south of Eudora, and he wouldn’t mind selling some of it to bring businesses in and keep development out.
Area briefs
October 23, 2002
School facilities forum tonight Turnpike driver faces federal drug charges Speeder sought by police Sports psychologist to lecture in Lawrence Free language screenings offered for children Bishop marks celebration at Seabury Academy Police investigate Haskell bomb threat
People
October 23, 2002
Ozzy freaked out by queen Clinton honors Fulbright ‘Mr. Warmth’ now on ice Curtain will rise on ‘New Day’
Pac Bell a playground
Giants’ sons right at home playing along with dads
October 23, 2002
Darren Baker is shorter than the average bat, and his jersey is so big and bunched together that it looks as if the sewn-on “GIANTS” lettering is missing its “T.”
Chefs’ goals combine sustaining America, cooking with care
October 23, 2002
It seems that home cooks and restaurateurs alike are becoming more concerned with making “greener,” cleaner, safer and more socially responsible choices when it comes to buying and cooking food.
U.N. inspections may delay military action until next year
October 23, 2002
As the U.S. military presses ahead with preparations for possible war against Iraq, it is far from clear that an attack to topple Saddam Hussein would begin this winter as once widely believed.
KU students to stage anti-war rally today
October 23, 2002
A group of Kansas University students will rally against war on Iraq during an event at noon today. Students plan to have a microphone available at Wescoe Beach, on the KU campus, for people wanting to express their opinion on the issue.
Daily Ticker
October 23, 2002
Skinner first in last round of interviews for Indians’ job
October 23, 2002
Joel Skinner will lead off the last round of interviews in the Cleveland Indians’ search for a manager. Skinner, the club’s interim manager for this season’s last 76 games after Charlie Manuel was fired, will meet with owner Larry Dolan and general manager Mark Shapiro today.
Angels roll to 2-1 lead
Bonds makes history, but Anaheim wins, 10-4
October 23, 2002
Pac Bell Park was pumped. Tony Bennett serenaded the crowd with his signature song, Willie Mays threw out the first ball and Barry Bonds even hit another huge home run.
Another dog?
October 23, 2002
Free State goes 2-0 at triangular
October 23, 2002
Free State High’s volleyball team made sure this year’s batch of seniors had a memorable Senior Night. It just wasn’t necessarily in a good way. The Firebirds did manage to slip by Topeka and Tonganoxie in dramatic fashion, going 2-0 in the triangular and improving to 13-19.
Carl E. Kuehn
October 23, 2002
Commission OKs fireworks ban
October 23, 2002
The snap, crackle and pop of fireworks, the accompanying heavy smell of sulfur and the burned-out carcasses of spent rockets are about to fizzle into memories in Lawrence.
They come in all shapes, sizes in McCovey Cove
October 23, 2002
These Giants fans wore life preservers and several layers of clothing. They came by schooner, kayak, surfboard and raft. Some came to party, others hoping to catch a ball.
9-11 response disappointing
October 23, 2002
I have been writing this column for slightly more than eight years. That translates to a bit more than 200 columns or about 350 typed pages, the length of a typical scholarly book.
Organic labels serve increasing interest
October 23, 2002
New government food-labeling regulations will help the growing numbers of Americans who are buying organic products, and showing interest in healthful eating and earth-friendly practices.
Commission OKs fireworks ban
October 23, 2002
The snap, crackle and pop of fireworks, the accompanying heavy smell of sulfur and the burned-out carcasses of spent rockets are about to fizzle into memories in Lawrence.
Area’s business climate focus of survey
October 23, 2002
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce officials aim to quiz 70 of the county’s largest industrial employers about how business-friendly they find the community.
Maryland prep Boone taps UConn over KU
October 23, 2002
Blue-chip basketball prospect Josh Boone has decided to play college basketball close to home. The 6-foot-9, 225-pounder from Mt. Airy, Md., has committed orally to Connecticut over Kansas, Virginia, Rutgers, St. Joseph’s and Georgetown.
Chiefs’ Vermeil not worried about legacy
October 23, 2002
Asked if he might extend his three-year contract with Kansas City, coach Dick Vermeil’s answer is quick and to the point. “No.”
Carl E. Kuehn
October 23, 2002
Memorial services for Carl E. Kuehn, 82, Overland Park, formerly of Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Kuehn died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Not about Wal-Mart
October 23, 2002
The size of the proposed development at Sixth Street and Wakarusa is the issue, not the intended tenant.
Mangino singles out defensive backs in practice
October 23, 2002
Kansas football coach Mark Mangino wants to put his defensive backs on an island. Hint: It’s not Maui. For the jargon-impaired, a defensive back on an island is one who is taking on a receiver one-on-one. Such islands have not been paradise for KU defenders in recent weeks.
Maryland prep Boone taps UConn over KU
October 23, 2002
Blue-chip basketball prospect Josh Boone has decided to play college basketball close to home. The 6-foot-9, 225-pounder from Mt. Airy, Md., has committed orally to Connecticut over Kansas, Virginia, Rutgers, St. Joseph’s and Georgetown.