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Showers ending, but fog to roll in
October 25, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 10:57 a.m.) You can put away your umbrella this afternoon. But it might be a good idea to pull out a bright light and a fog horn if you’re out early on Saturday morning.
Showers ending, but fog to roll in
October 25, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 10:57 a.m.) You can put away your umbrella this afternoon. But it might be a good idea to pull out a bright light and a fog horn if you’re out early on Saturday morning.
Smiths scoring machines for Kansas soccer
October 25, 2002
They share the same bathroom, the same last name and, luckily for Kansas soccer fans, the same knack for scoring lots of goals.
so far
October 25, 2002
All NBA rookies are up for inspection.
Cordley third-grader enjoying his national exposuremagazine
October 25, 2002
Frederick Diaz dances across the cover of a magazine read by elementary school students across the country. Frederick, a third-grader at Cordley School in Lawrence, is in the cover photograph of Scholastic News. The story is about powwows, an American Indian celebration that allows people to renew old friendships and make new ones while dancing and singing.
KU debaters agree on 1st reunion
October 25, 2002
Resolved: Kansas University has one of the strongest debate programs in the nation. For Joel Goldman, a 1974 KU graduate, there’s no room for debate on the topic.
Sound off
October 25, 2002
What was the outcome of the incident involving Jim Fender, the Lawrence High football fan who was ejected from an LHS game after a confrontation with an official? Lawrence High officials, citing confidentiality, do not divulge information about violations of Rule 52, the Kansas State High School Activities Assn. sportsmanship standard.
Kids Voting project seeks poll volunteers
October 25, 2002
Scottie Lingelbach volunteered to be an Election Day poll worker at Southwest Junior High School because she’s worried about the future of democracy.
Voter in quandary
October 25, 2002
To the editor: I consider myself a patriotic American who has voted in every election since the early 1950s. Having spent my childhood and adolescence under a dictatorship, voting for me is not only a duty, but it is also a privilege, or at least, it used to be.
Adults or not?
October 25, 2002
option offense could challenge Bulldogs
October 25, 2002
It’s been 12 years since Baldwin High played Topeka Hayden, a 34-0 loss in Baldwin just a year after Hayden pasted the Bulldogs, 58-14, in 1989. Little connects either team to its current version, but Baldwin coach Mike Berg knows Hayden  which is traditionally ranked in Class 4A and won the 1998 state title  has history on its side.
Local briefs
October 25, 2002
Public affairs show to explore Kansas races Former congressman, governor to give lecture Event combines science, Halloween entertainment
Local briefs
October 25, 2002
Olathe north pounds LHS soccer, 8-0 LHS, FSHS finish 6-7 at Sunflower meet Baker soccer team clinches HOA title
Local briefs
October 25, 2002
 Public affairs show to explore Kansas races  Former congressman, governor to give lecture  Event combines science, Halloween entertainment
Briefly
October 25, 2002
FBI warns of threats against transportation Report: U.S. unprepared for next terrorist attack
Brown picks up tennis victory
October 25, 2002
Paige Brown picked up Kansas University’s lone singles victory at the Omni Hotels Women’s Tennis Central Region Championships on Thursday.
Wal-Mart not giving up on N.W. Lawrence site
October 25, 2002
Don’t expect Wal-Mart officials to throw up their hands and walk away from the idea of building a supercenter in Lawrence. A Wal-Mart spokesman said Thursday that the company still was committed to the project, despite the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission’s vote Wednesday against rezoning and plans for a store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
sets a course for mediocrity
October 25, 2002
Establishing a spooky setting is half the battle when crafting a scary movie. So in that respect, “Ghost Ship” offers smooth sailing for horror fans. The vessel of the title refers to the Antonia Graza, an Italian ocean liner that has been adrift in the Bering Sea for 40 years. An American team from a salvage tugboat stumbles across the behemoth, and boards it in hopes of claiming whatever spoils can be discovered. They find the opulence of the ship’s former existence in decay, and it has turned into a rusted, hazardous hulk, haunted by the events that claimed the lives of its passengers and crew.
Lawrence briefs
October 25, 2002
 Rains continue in area  American Indian cancer forum planned Saturday  Kansas University plans desegregation symposium  Theater to perform ‘Dracula’
On the street
October 25, 2002
Asked at Borders Books Music and Cafe How does the weather change affect you?
QB seeks diversion
October 25, 2002
Kansas University football player Jonas Weatherbie has applied for a diversion to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license.
Local pop-rockers Anything But Joey break into commercial radio with debut CD
October 25, 2002
Unsigned local bands NEVER make it into the exclusive playlists of commercial radio. It just doesn’t happen. Unless you’re Anything But Joey.
Whack-y pick: MU by 22 over KU
October 25, 2002
It’s too late, I’m sure, to put the question on the Nov. 5 ballot, yet I’m sure everybody  at least those who care about football  would love to cast a vote on the matter.
s Rome balancing books, sport
October 25, 2002
Kansas University junior Sarah Rome is the “nerd” among her volleyball teammates.
Births
October 25, 2002
Michael and Cherbra Garber, McLouth, a girl, Thursday. Heather and Shawn Cregan, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
Event to benefit cancer patient
October 25, 2002
The bill for just one round of chemotherapy was about $20,000. After that, Melissa Wingert stopped looking at the dollar signs.
Jansen turns in keys, collects belongings after meeting
October 25, 2002
Steve Jansen has been offered a chance to retire as a full-time paid historian for the Watkins Community Museum of History, and it appears he already has chosen to accept. Jansen received a written offer Thursday outlining terms for his departure from the museum he directed from 1980 to August 2001. Since 2001, he has served as historian.
Ryun skips mention of opponent
October 25, 2002
Tom Daschle’s name came up twice. Dick Gephardt was mentioned once. But Thursday when Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun came to Lawrence, he never uttered the name of the Democrat he’s actually running against in the 2nd Congressional District  Dan Lykins.
World Online Arts & Entertainment Calendar
October 25, 2002
Mets land Howe as new manager
Blocked from talking to Piniella, New York lands Oakland skipper
October 25, 2002
Blocked from pursuing Lou Piniella and unsure that Dusty Baker would be interested, the New York Mets turned to Art Howe as their new manager.
NFL briefs
October 25, 2002
Chargers’ Harrison lands suspension Chandler to start against Vikings Billionaire Lerner loved by Browns
Jayhawks’ Brown picks up tennis victory
October 25, 2002
Paige Brown picked up Kansas University’s lone singles victory at the Omni Hotels Women’s Tennis Central Region Championships on Thursday.
KU’s Rome balancing books, sport
October 25, 2002
Kansas University junior Sarah Rome is the “nerd” among her volleyball teammates.
LHS, Free State aim to limit big plays in showdown
October 25, 2002
The winner of the battle of big plays should win the Free State High-Lawrence High football game. Just ask either coach.
Retirement offer made to former museum director
Jansen turns in keys, collects belongings after meeting
October 25, 2002
Steve Jansen has been offered a chance to retire as a full-time paid historian for the Watkins Community Museum of History, and it appears he already has chosen to accept. Jansen received a written offer Thursday outlining terms for his departure from the museum he directed from 1980 to August 2001. Since 2001, he has served as historian.
Hundreds give input on transportation program
October 25, 2002
At its fourth and final session seeking public comment, a governor’s task force heard more views on the state’s transportation program and how to keep it on track in a time of continuing budget shortfalls and cutbacks. The 10-year Comprehensive Transportation Program authorized in 1999 faces likely cuts or adjustments because of the state’s financial situation.
TV courts science students
Forensics studies program capitalizes on shows’ success
October 25, 2002
The muddy area around the crime scene had yielded several promising footprints, and the crime scene investigators had carefully applied a liquid molding mixture. But when they tried to dig out the first hardened cast, it broke in half.
Campaigns hit final lap
October 25, 2002
A barrage of political ads, campaign phone messages and appeals for money highlight the final push toward the Nov. 5 election as candidates criss-cross the state trying to seal the deal with Kansas voters. “Chaos, heartburn and checks issued without sufficient funds to cover them that’s what goes on in a lot of campaigns” at this time, said Ron Faucheux, a former state legislator from Louisiana who now is editor of several nonpartisan, national political magazines.
Education secretary urges schools to keep standards high
October 25, 2002
Education Secretary Rod Paige this week used a sternly worded letter to warn school districts nationwide not to lower their academic standards, saying those who do are “the enemies of equal justice and equal opportunity.”
State wraps up arguments in Robinson murder trial
Defense tries to show others had opportunity to kill
October 25, 2002
Prosecutors rested their multiple-murder case Thursday against John E. Robinson Sr., and defense attorneys presented three witnesses who testified about the death of a woman from Michigan.
Putin sees opportunity
October 25, 2002
The gathering Iraq crisis is being portrayed as two grave tests of character and resolve, one for George W. Bush, the other for Saddam Hussein. But this peculiar moment in world affairs, at the end of a period of traditional power politics and at the beginning of a new age of terror and fright, also presents a momentous turning point for another world leader. It is the biggest international test yet for Vladimir V. Putin. The Russian president is surrounded by troubles. He faces an insurrection in Chechnya. He fears a terrorist haven in Georgia. He worries about economic instability at home. He is constantly reminded that the end of the Cold War meant the end of his nation’s status as a superpower. And now he faces the growing likelihood of an attack on a country where Russia has important political ties and commercial interests.
School stereotype
October 25, 2002
McCain laughs have point
October 25, 2002
It is said that the best way to defeat political opponents is to get people laughing at them. Clearly, this is what Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had in mind when he hosted NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on Oct. 19.
Local briefs
October 25, 2002
 Olathe north pounds LHS soccer, 8-0  LHS, FSHS finish 6-7 at Sunflower meet  Baker soccer team clinches HOA title
Parade comes home to Baker
October 25, 2002
Baker University is stepping up its Homecoming celebration this weekend with a parade. University officials brought back the parade after a 30-year absence. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and travel from Eighth and Chapel south to High Street, then turn to end at Sixth and High streets. It will feature floats, the Baker band and Homecoming royalty.
Arrests bring relief to KU freshman
October 25, 2002
Allison Love was overcome by relief when she heard about Thursday’s arrests in the sniper investigation.
LHS, Free State aim to limit big plays in showdown
October 25, 2002
The winner of the battle of big plays should win the Free State High-Lawrence High football game. Just ask either coach.
Junior has taken beating as top offensive threat
October 25, 2002
It’s a minor miracle Bill Whittemore is still standing after eight Kansas University football games. “Bill is banged up. He’s sore. This guy has been beat up,” KU coach Mark Mangino said. “Our trainers have to go ask him if he’s OK because he never complains about anything. He is one of the toughest son of a guns I’ve been around.”
Random fear
October 25, 2002
Every American who ever loads a car, pumps gasoline or gets on a bus shared the fear that gripped the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Arrests have been made in the sniper case that has terrorized the area surrounding Washington, D.C., for the past two weeks, but it probably is too early to assume that it’s time to resume business as usual. Even if the killing stops, there unfortunately is always the chance for a copycat who is seeking publicity or wanting to be a martyr for a cause.
Walter H. Hurley
October 25, 2002
Memorial services for Walter H. Hurley, 92, Lawrence, will be at a later date in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Mr. Hurley died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Athletes of the Week
October 25, 2002
Casino backers donate to Moore
Congressman says gifts didn’t influence decision to sponsor legislation
October 25, 2002
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore’s re-election committee has received $7,000 this year from people backing an Oklahoma Indian tribe’s plan to build a casino in Wyandotte County. Moore, D-Kan., said the donations had no influence on his decision to sponsor special legislation that would enable the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma to build a casino near the new Kansas Speedway. In return, the bill requires that the tribe end its lawsuit claiming rights to nearly 2,000 acres of land in the Fairfax Industrial District in Kansas City, Kan.
Briefcase
October 25, 2002
Kodak to slash 1,700 jobs Tyco posts losses of more than $1.7 billion KU researchers awarded grants from KC group Earnings of interest
Unstable Pakistan poses global danger
October 25, 2002
The discovery that North Korea has been secretly enriching uranium for the nuclear weapons program it promised to freeze in 1994 demonstrates the dangers of putting faith in a confirmed and practiced liar. So does the news that Pakistan provided the nuclear technology and perhaps uranium to Kim Jong Il’s regime. Pakistan’s role as a clandestine supplier shatters the Bush administration’s efforts to paint that country as a flawed but well-meaning member of the coalition against terror. Pakistan today is the most dangerous place on Earth, in large part because the administration does not understand the forces it is dealing with there and has no policy to contain them.
Ex-Hurricanes to meet
Browns coach Davis tutored Jets’ Moss in college
October 25, 2002
Butch Davis must find a way to stop one of his greatest players in college.
Irish hope to avoid repeat of 1993
October 25, 2002
In 1993, Notre Dame won its showdown with Florida State, breathed a sigh of relief, then went out and lost to Boston College blowing a shot at the national title.
No. 12 Wolfpack rolls
North Carolina State hammers Clemson, 38-6
October 25, 2002
Now that North Carolina State has achieved the best start in school history, the Wolfpack are trying hard not to think about where this special season might lead them.
On the record
October 25, 2002
Wal-Mart not giving up on N.W. Lawrence site
October 25, 2002
Don’t expect Wal-Mart officials to throw up their hands and walk away from the idea of building a supercenter in Lawrence. A Wal-Mart spokesman said Thursday that the company still was committed to the project, despite the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission’s vote Wednesday against rezoning and plans for a store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Ex-trader pleads guilty to fraud
Rusnak accused of hiding $691 million in Allfirst bank losses
October 25, 2002
A former currency trader accused of hiding $691 million in losses pleaded guilty Thursday in one of the biggest bank fraud cases in U.S. history and will get 7 1/2 years in prison. Prosecutors said John Rusnak fabricated trades to cover the losses and make it appear as if Allfirst bank was making money. That, in turn, enabled him to collect big bonuses.
Daily ticker
October 25, 2002
Approach records ‘music for people’
October 25, 2002
Approach’s show tonight should be anything but just another CD release party. Not only is “UltraProteus” one of precious few hip-hop albums coming out of Lawrence, Approach will be one of even fewer emcees to take out a full band for his release performance.
Adults or not?
October 25, 2002
To the editor: Following the Oct. 5 On the Street question, in which a disturbing three-fourths of respondents indicated that a 13-year-old should be tried as an adult for murder, I have to wonder: Why do we assume that a child of 13 who commits murder is competent and able to weigh that action with the wisdom of an adult, but at the same time insist that a person of 15, or even 17, who engages in voluntary sex must be treated legally as a child?
Divine rules
October 25, 2002
To the editor: Addressing the teaching of evolution as a well-known theoretical ecologist, I find two issues: How we decide whether an idea is true, and the truth of evolution itself. The consequences of error are much more serious for the first issue than the second. If evolution is a lie, and we teach it, we anger God and receive His chastening. Perhaps our current drought, which began a few days after we voted out the anti-evolution school board, is such a consequence. This hypothesis might be tested if the new school board goes back to down-playing evolution. Then the drought would end.
Campaigns hit final lap
October 25, 2002
A barrage of political ads, campaign phone messages and appeals for money highlight the final push toward the Nov. 5 election as candidates criss-cross the state trying to seal the deal with Kansas voters. “Chaos, heartburn and checks issued without sufficient funds to cover them  that’s what goes on in a lot of campaigns” at this time, said Ron Faucheux, a former state legislator from Louisiana who now is editor of several nonpartisan, national political magazines.
People
October 25, 2002
Banderas film avoids strike ‘White Christmas,’ ‘A Christmas Story’ tops on this Santa’s list Freedom Awards honor pair Bradbury wins literary honor
Entertainment Calendar
October 25, 2002
FRIDAY
October 25, 2002
Approach’s show tonight should be anything but just another CD release party. Not only is “UltraProteus” one of precious few hip-hop albums coming out of Lawrence, Approach will be one of even fewer emcees to take out a full band for his release performance.
Local pop-rockers Anything But Joey break into commercial radio with debut CD
October 25, 2002
Unsigned local bands NEVER make it into the exclusive playlists of commercial radio. It just doesn’t happen. Unless you’re Anything But Joey.
Horoscopes
October 25, 2002
Briefly
October 25, 2002
Higher exercise pace boosts heart benefits Tornado kills one, damages campus Federal agency fires airport screeners ‘Baby formula’ drug ring leaders sentenced
Briefly
October 25, 2002
Voters spurn boycott in historic election Chavez: Dissidents trying to provoke coup Explosion at mall heightens terror fears EU negotiates deal on eastern expansion
Divergent paths brought sniper suspects together
October 25, 2002
They were unlikely companions.
Voter in quandary
October 25, 2002
Washington writer feared sniper
It’s going to feel great to go outside again … to jog a little … or toss a football around’
October 25, 2002
If this is true, if these are the snipers, then at least we can breathe again.
Fort Hays virtual college achieves enrollment goal
October 25, 2002
Cindy Elliott was new as dean of Fort Hays State University’s virtual college four years ago when president Ed Hammond set a goal to enroll as many students for off-campus courses as those on campus. “I thought, how in the world can we get 5,000 students?” Elliott said.
Hostage-takers at Moscow theater agree to release foreign captives
October 25, 2002
Chechen rebels holding hundreds of hostages at a Moscow theater have agreed to release 75 foreign captives, a security official said early today. The rebels have threatened to kill their remaining hostages unless the Russian army pulls out of Chechnya. They earlier had killed one female hostage.
13 shootings; two arrests
Police say sniper case is solved
October 25, 2002
Police declared the Washington-area sniper shootings solved Thursday. In custody was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War and a teenage companion who authorities say has been implicated in a deadly robbery. Police said a rifle found in their car matched the murder weapon. Neither man had been charged in the killings as of Thursday evening, and their alleged motive remained unclear. But acquaintances said both men sometimes expressed anti-American sentiments, and whatever the motive, police believe the suspects shot 13 people innocent men, women and a 13-year-old boy from a distance and then ran. Ten of the shooting victims died.
Jayhawk forward Nash ready to spread his wings as junior
October 25, 2002
Browse through this year’s Kansas University men’s basketball media guide, and a picture on page 37 will leave you a bit intrigued. It’s a photo of Bryant Nash, his arms expanded, palming a basketball in each hand. It’s reminiscent of the famous Michael Jordan “Wings” picture  except for one little difference.
Lawrence briefs
October 25, 2002
Rains continue in area American Indian cancer forum planned Saturday Kansas University plans desegregation symposium Theater to perform ‘Dracula’
Undiscovered country
BR549 returns with new lineup and improved attitude
October 25, 2002
Since BR549 last played Lawrence two years ago, the band has lost its hyphen. Say goodbye to BR5-49; say howdy to BR549. “It’s just an aesthetic thing,” says the group’s frontman Chuck Mead. “Mary Chapin Carpenter dropped her hyphen and no one said a word … Actually, we thought it might stop people in England from calling us ‘BR5-forty nine.’”
Giants take 3-2 lead
Kent drills two homers in 16-4 victory
October 25, 2002
Teased and taunted for tiptoeing around Barry Bonds, the Anaheim Angels decided to challenge him. Whack!
Event to benefit cancer patient
October 25, 2002
The bill for just one round of chemotherapy was about $20,000. After that, Melissa Wingert stopped looking at the dollar signs.
Briefly
October 25, 2002
Researchers say TV viewers tune out drug commercials Israeli troops return to West Bank town Security Council to review U.S. resolution on Iraq
QB seeks diversion
October 25, 2002
Kansas University football player Jonas Weatherbie has applied for a diversion to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license.
Jayhawk forward Nash ready to spread his wings as junior
October 25, 2002
Browse through this year’s Kansas University men’s basketball media guide, and a picture on page 37 will leave you a bit intrigued. It’s a photo of Bryant Nash, his arms expanded, palming a basketball in each hand. It’s reminiscent of the famous Michael Jordan “Wings” picture � except for one little difference.
Whack-y pick: MU by 22 over KU
October 25, 2002
It’s too late, I’m sure, to put the question on the Nov. 5 ballot, yet I’m sure everybody at least those who care about football would love to cast a vote on the matter.
Smiths scoring machines for Kansas soccer
October 25, 2002
They share the same bathroom, the same last name and, luckily for Kansas soccer fans, the same knack for scoring lots of goals.
Undiscovered country
BR549 returns with new lineup and improved attitude
October 25, 2002
Since BR549 last played Lawrence two years ago, the band has lost its hyphen. Say goodbye to BR5-49; say howdy to BR549. “It’s just an aesthetic thing,” says the group’s frontman Chuck Mead. “Mary Chapin Carpenter dropped her hyphen and no one said a word … Actually, we thought it might stop people in England from calling us ‘BR5-forty nine.’”
School stereotype
October 25, 2002
To the editor: Last Saturday, a letter to the editor submitted by David Holroyd, stated his dissatisfaction with the school board proposals to upgrade the Lawrence Alternative High School, followed by obscure, unjustified analogies regarding the young adults who attend Alternative High School. I would like to address the fact that the Alternative High School is designed for high school students who need to work at their own pace, not for those who “can’t make it.” That is just a stereotype.
Divine rules
October 25, 2002
Arts notes
October 25, 2002
Anything But Joey releases CD Folk artist to perform Mexico orchestra to perform at Lied
Arts notes
October 25, 2002
 Anything But Joey releases CD  Folk artist to perform  Mexico orchestra to perform at Lied
Isringhausen has surgery
Cardinals’ reliever undergoes arthroscopic procedure on shoulder
October 25, 2002
St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Isringhausen had surgery on his right shoulder Thursday that could limit his availability early next season.
Baseball briefs
October 25, 2002
Rodriguez, Bonds win Aaron award Montreal may play 20 games in Puerto Rico Kuntz joins Pirates
Shell to handle appeals
October 25, 2002
Hall of Famer Art Shell was hired Thursday by the NFL to handle player appeals of on-field disciplinary action.
Ex-Jayhawk Gooden has lived up to billing so far
October 25, 2002
All NBA rookies are up for inspection.
Sutton named captain
Passionate golfer to lead Ryder Cup team
October 25, 2002
Hal Sutton gets emotional just thinking about seeing the American flag and hearing the national anthem during the Ryder Cup.
Giants’ Santiago makes Angels pay
October 25, 2002
Benito Santiago is the enforcer.
Kent belts two Giant bombs
Slumping no more: Second baseman also scores four runs in rout
October 25, 2002
If this was Jeff Kent’s farewell to San Francisco, he’ll be remembered by Bay Area fans for years to come.
Baker’s son toddles too far
3-year-old Giant nearly makes unwilling major-league debut
October 25, 2002
The 3 1⁄2-year-old son of San Francisco manager Dusty Baker got so excited while retrieving a bat in Game 5 of the World Series that he nearly got run over at the plate.
Kansas QB Whittemore ‘banged up’
Junior has taken beating as top offensive threat
October 25, 2002
It’s a minor miracle Bill Whittemore is still standing after eight Kansas University football games. “Bill is banged up. He’s sore. This guy has been beat up,” KU coach Mark Mangino said. “Our trainers have to go ask him if he’s OK because he never complains about anything. He is one of the toughest son of a guns I’ve been around.”
K-State aide quits
October 25, 2002
Kansas State men’s basketball assistant coach Robbie Laing is looking for a new job. KSU coach Jim Wooldridge said Laing resigned to pursue other opportunities.
Clips cut Chenowith
October 25, 2002
Former Kansas University center Eric Chenowith has been waived by the Los Angeles Clippers.
6News video: Watkins Community Museum loses director
October 25, 2002
Museum director Steve Jansen turned in his keys Thursday afternoon.
6News video: Wal-Mart is committed to building store
October 25, 2002
The city commission’s upcoming vote may change the fate of the supercenter at 6th and Wakarusa.
6News video: Dan Lykins and Jim Ryun battle for Douglas County
October 25, 2002
The 2nd District candidates consider Douglas County a key to victory.
6Sports video: Bill Whittemore is the Jayhawks’ offense
October 25, 2002
Whittemore’s offensive threat means he gets more than his share of hits.
6Sports video: Lawrence High and Free State football will meet for the sixth time
October 25, 2002
The city showdown series may be short but is already memorable.
6News video: Cancer victim fights to make ends meet
October 25, 2002
Tina Fratiello faces a mounting pile of bills, but friends like Judy Moore are fighting to keep her afloat.
Arrests bring relief to KU freshman
October 25, 2002
Allison Love was overcome by relief when she heard about Thursday’s arrests in the sniper investigation.
Hayden looms for Baldwin
Wildcats’ option offense could challenge Bulldogs
October 25, 2002
It’s been 12 years since Baldwin High played Topeka Hayden, a 34-0 loss in Baldwin just a year after Hayden pasted the Bulldogs, 58-14, in 1989. Little connects either team to its current version, but Baldwin coach Mike Berg knows Hayden which is traditionally ranked in Class 4A and won the 1998 state title has history on its side.
Voters asked to impose tax hikes on themselves
October 25, 2002
With politicians wary of approving election-year tax hikes, some cash-strapped state and local governments are resorting to pass-the-buck tactics: asking voters to decide for themselves whether taxes should go up.
6Sports video: Jeff Hawkins is ready to play
October 25, 2002
Coach Williams believes Hawkins’ red-shirt season helped him become a better player.
Bush makes Southern campaign sweep
October 25, 2002
President Bush swept through three Southern states Thursday for Republican candidates who hope to capitalize on his tough-on-terrorism popularity while linking their Democratic rivals to the Clinton administration largely unpopular in this region.
Drug builds bone without side effects, study says
October 25, 2002
A compound that works like estrogen, but with none of the side effects, has been found to prevent brittle bone disease in mice. The discovery may offer an alternative for older women who stopped hormone replacement therapy because of the risks of cancer and heart disease.
Feds have confidence in KCI screeners
October 25, 2002
The company awarded a $28 million federal contract to screen passengers and luggage at Kansas City International Airport has a strong vote of confidence from the Transportation Security Administration.
Cornerstones: Don Fambrough calls the KU-MU game war
October 25, 2002
The legendary coach believes there’s no rivalry greater than the Jayhawks and the Tigers.
Kids Voting project seeks poll volunteers
October 25, 2002
Scottie Lingelbach volunteered to be an Election Day poll worker at Southwest Junior High School because she’s worried about the future of democracy.
Coulter services
October 25, 2002
U.S. eyes ‘powerful’ N. Korea weapons
Uncertainty about Pyongyang’s arsenal could complicate disarmament efforts
October 25, 2002
North Korea’s cryptic comment that it has “more powerful” weapons highlights U.S. worries that Pyongyang may be hiding potent biological weapons like smallpox or advanced nuclear weapons. While U.S. officials say they believe North Korea probably doesn’t have thermonuclear weapons, finding out what’s in the reclusive dictatorship’s arsenal will require inspections.
Ryun skips mention of opponent
October 25, 2002
Tom Daschle’s name came up twice. Dick Gephardt was mentioned once. But Thursday when Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun came to Lawrence, he never uttered the name of the Democrat he’s actually running against in the 2nd Congressional District Dan Lykins.
Parade comes home to Baker
October 25, 2002
Baker University is stepping up its Homecoming celebration this weekend with a parade. University officials brought back the parade after a 30-year absence. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and travel from Eighth and Chapel south to High Street, then turn to end at Sixth and High streets. It will feature floats, the Baker band and Homecoming royalty.
Labor relies on tactics to get members to polls
October 25, 2002
It’s a striking cover on the union magazine: Katherine Harris with a sour expression on her face. Below her photo in bold yellow are the words, “Don’t Vote.”
KU debaters agree on 1st reunion
October 25, 2002
Resolved: Kansas University has one of the strongest debate programs in the nation. For Joel Goldman, a 1974 KU graduate, there’s no room for debate on the topic.
E! goes for seconds with another season of ‘Anna Nicole’
October 25, 2002
E! can’t get enough of Anna Nicole Smith.
Broadway lyricist Green dies
October 25, 2002
Adolph Green, the man who went “Singin’ in the Rain” and observed that “New York, New York” is a “helluva town,” died Wednesday night in his Manhattan apartment. He was 87.
American Indian dancer featured in magazine
Cordley third-grader enjoying his national exposuremagazine
October 25, 2002
Frederick Diaz dances across the cover of a magazine read by elementary school students across the country. Frederick, a third-grader at Cordley School in Lawrence, is in the cover photograph of Scholastic News. The story is about powwows, an American Indian celebration that allows people to renew old friendships and make new ones while dancing and singing.
Terrorism looms over trade talks
October 25, 2002
United in a common mission, leaders of nations and corporations tackled an urgent global dilemma Thursday: how to open borders to trade while closing them to terrorists. But violence kept Russia’s president away as his Pacific Rim counterparts streamed in for a weekend summit.
New Mideast peace proposal gets poor reception
October 25, 2002
A U.S. envoy’s first round of talks on a new Middle East peace plan produced a host of complaints Thursday, with Palestinians balking at the idea of skipping presidential elections a means of sidelining Yasser Arafat and Israel saying its security concerns were not being addressed.
Leaders to discuss military, N. Korea
October 25, 2002
High-level military talks between the United States and China, suspended after the crash-landing of an American spy plane last year in China, could be restarted as early as December, senior defense officials said Thursday.
2002 deficit climbs to $159 billion
October 25, 2002
The government ran a $159 billion deficit in the fiscal year just ended, the Bush administration said Thursday, punctuating one of the federal budget’s worst nosedives ever just 12 days before elections for control of Congress.
Walter H. Hurley
October 25, 2002
Fewer file for unemployment benefits
October 25, 2002
Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, smoothing out an increase from the previous week and offering a snapshot of the uncertainty in the job market as the economy struggles toward recovery.
Business owners sue ONEOK over Hutchinson blast
October 25, 2002
The owners of two Hutchinson businesses destroyed in a gas blast nearly two years ago have sued Tulsa, Okla.-based ONEOK, claiming it was responsible. Woody’s Furniture and Decor Wedding and Party Supplies were destroyed in a Jan. 17, 2001, explosion. A separate blast on Jan. 18, 2001, killed two people at a mobile home park.
Auto sector expected to hit bumpy road
October 25, 2002
An interesting occurrence happened after the world’s two largest automakers posted third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations. They got dissed.
Jurors hear DNA evidence in Carr case
October 25, 2002
Prosecutors in the capital murder case of two brothers accused of a nine-day crime spree finished presenting their case to jurors Thursday with DNA evidence linking both men to victims of a quadruple killing.
Random fear
October 25, 2002
Every American who ever loads a car, pumps gasoline or gets on a bus shared the fear that gripped the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Arrests have been made in the sniper case that has terrorized the area surrounding Washington, D.C., for the past two weeks, but it probably is too early to assume that it’s time to resume business as usual. Even if the killing stops, there unfortunately is always the chance for a copycat who is seeking publicity or wanting to be a martyr for a cause.
Newton gives life to Hepburn remake
October 25, 2002
The 1995 remake of Audrey Hepburn’s “Sabrina” was horrifying. The remake of her “Charade,” retitled “The Truth About Charlie,” isn’t bad.
D’Onofrio upstages famous sleuth
October 25, 2002
James D’Arcy stars as a young, suave and handsome new version of Sherlock Holmes in “Case of Evil” (7 p.m., USA. ) But Vincent D’Onofrio (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) steals the show as the fiendish villain Professor Moriarty, who is bent on marketing his new opium concoction to London’s hungry addicts.
Horror movie ‘Ghost Ship’ sets a course for mediocrity
October 25, 2002
Establishing a spooky setting is half the battle when crafting a scary movie. So in that respect, “Ghost Ship” offers smooth sailing for horror fans. The vessel of the title refers to the Antonia Graza, an Italian ocean liner that has been adrift in the Bering Sea for 40 years. An American team from a salvage tugboat stumbles across the behemoth, and boards it in hopes of claiming whatever spoils can be discovered. They find the opulence of the ship’s former existence in decay, and it has turned into a rusted, hazardous hulk, haunted by the events that claimed the lives of its passengers and crew.
Coulter services
October 25, 2002
Memorial services for Heather D. Coulter, 24, Lawrence, will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church. A potluck luncheon will follow the service in the church parish hall. Ms. Coulter died Monday, Sept. 24, 2002, at KU Med, Kansas City, Kan., from injuries suffered in a car-pedestrian accident on Sept. 18.