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Police investigating robbery
October 28, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 4:05 p.m.) Lawrence police were investigating a robbery Monday afternoon at Tobacco Express in the Hillcrest Shopping Center, 925 Iowa.
Sebelius campaigns in Lawrence on final stretch
October 28, 2002
(Updated Monday at 11:29 a.m.) Kansas’ gubernatorial candidates today started their final push toward the Nov. 5 election.
Light rain, colder weather in forecast
October 28, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 9:35 a.m.) Getting into the spirit of Halloween shouldn’t be too hard this week the forecast calls for murky, cold weather for the Lawrence area.
Nintendo continues to update popular hand-held game system
October 28, 2002
“What? You found it? And it works?” I turned the Game Boy Color around in my hands, checking it over. My daughters, Julie and Bonnie, had jointly received it for Christmas in 1998.
Endorsement race
October 28, 2002
Who is endorsing whom in the current election campaign? Does it really matter? As political campaigns wind down toward the Nov. 5 election, many television commercials, press releases and newspaper articles will talk about who is endorsing certain candidates.
if Whittemore played Saturday
October 28, 2002
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino had been trying for weeks to convince quarterback Bill Whittemore to slide or run out of bounds rather than take hit after hit from opposing defenses.
School funding also key in 47th District race
October 28, 2002
Schools and how the state funds them are the key issue in the race for the 47th House District, which includes all of Jefferson County and two townships in south central Atchison County.
Horoscopes
October 28, 2002
ECKAN needs delivery drivers
October 28, 2002
ECKAN needs volunteers to hand out commodities on a monthly or bimonthly basis. Volunteers hand out food to low-income adults and children either from the office, or on delivery for homebound clients.
VH1 mixes music with design
October 28, 2002
When in doubt, imitate. The new series “Rock the House” (9 p.m., VH1) borrows liberally from two cable-TV decorating favorites, “Cribs” and “Trading Spaces.” Every week on “Rock the House,” an unsuspecting music fan will get to meet his or her favorite rock stars.
Hospitals buying special equipment for obese patients
October 28, 2002
As Americans grow wider and heavier, hospitals and doctors’ offices are finding themselves paying for equipment few would have contemplated in decades past.
Put values ahead of sex
October 28, 2002
And now a word to any parent who has ever had trouble talking about sex to a child: take comfort. Take Alex Comfort.
School funding also key in 47th District race
October 28, 2002
Schools and how the state funds them are the key issue in the race for the 47th House District, which includes all of Jefferson County and two townships in south central Atchison County.
Numbers can’t measure region’s suffering
October 28, 2002
Dead: 10. Tips: more than 138,000. Reward: $50,000 at first, then $500,000. Lives changed forever: countless. The three weeks in which metropolitan Washington lived in the cross hairs of a sniper’s scope are over, but the numbers the drama produced describe a season of fear.
Calif. after-school initiative has star power
October 28, 2002
The 50-odd voter initiatives on the ballot next month in states that allow citizens to write the laws have a dazzling variety of sponsors, ranging from animal rights activists to anti-tobacco forces to proponents of more lenient drug laws.
Nancy Baugh Prosser
October 28, 2002
Oscar L. Emery
October 28, 2002
Frances M. Miller
October 28, 2002
Brazil takes hard left with new leader
October 28, 2002
Former union boss Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva won Brazil’s presidential election runoff by a landslide Sunday, marking a historic shift to the left for Latin America’s largest country.
Bush efforts yield little at summit
October 28, 2002
A weekend of urgent diplomacy produced some modest gains for President Bush, although he left this sports-fishing resort Sunday with a string of disappointments in his bid to disarm North Korea and Iraq.
Series has hollow ring for Bonds
Despite big postseason, slugger invisible Sunday
October 28, 2002
All Barry Bonds could do was watch the celebration from a dark corner in the losers’ dugout. No more glorious home runs. No more trots around the bases. No ring.
Dilfer lost for season with torn Achilles’ tendon
Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback will be replaced by Matt Hasselbeck for final nine games
October 28, 2002
In the same game as they lost wide receiver Darrel Jackson to a concussion, the Seattle Seahawks lost quarterback Trent Dilfer for the season when he tore his right Achilles’ tendon in the second quarter.
Angels on top of world - Anaheim 4, San Francisco 1
Anaheim wins Game 7 for franchise’s first title
October 28, 2002
This World Series is fit for the silver screen and the stars are the never-say-die Anaheim Angels. They came out of nowhere. They win Game 7 with a rookie pitcher. They beat the best hitter in the world. And they didn’t need help from a monkey.
Reconfiguration creates meandering 38th District
October 28, 2002
Voters in North Lawrence won’t find State Rep. Tom Sloan’s name on their Nov. 5 general election ballots. And those who live east of Lawrence, won’t find State Rep. Lee Tafanelli’s name on theirs.
Festival spooks, entertains kids
October 28, 2002
Hundreds of pint-sized ghosts, vampires, butterflies and fairy princesses haunted the halls of the University of Kansas Natural History Museum Saturday night. Anna Clayton, 6-year-old Lawrence resident, feels the wing of a flying fruit bat held by Heather York, Lake Geneva, Wis., graduate student, at the Natural History Museum.
Bush a proud husband, but expresses it oddly
October 28, 2002
President Bush clearly adores his wife. But his efforts to put that admiration on public display do not always hit the mark.
Experts say Chechnya war far from over
October 28, 2002
The final outcome of last week’s breathtaking hostage crisis here will be precisely the opposite of what the Chechen rebels who seized the crowded Moscow theater had hoped, political and military analysts here predicted Sunday.
Dire revenue reality looms
October 28, 2002
The state gives away nearly three-quarters of the general tax dollars it raises to school districts, other local governments and needy individuals.
Wellstone’s family asks Mondale to run for seat
October 28, 2002
Sen. Paul Wellstone’s oldest son has urged former Vice President Walter Mondale to step in as his late father’s replacement on the Nov. 5 ballot, Democratic leaders said Sunday.
KU plans increase of faculty-student ratio
October 28, 2002
Kansas University’s student-to-faculty ratio ranks highly in the Big 12, but David Shulenburger wants to do better.
College legends gather in KC
Stewart, former Jayhawks honor Williams during Jewish center’s annual fund-raiser
October 28, 2002
Some of the heavy hitters in college basketball history came to honor 15th-year Kansas University men’s basketball Roy Williams on Sunday night.
KU plans increase of faculty-student ratio
October 28, 2002
Kansas University’s student-to-faculty ratio ranks highly in the Big 12, but David Shulenburger wants to do better.
City briefs
October 28, 2002
Sunday boosts rain total City plans mulch sale Halloween festivities benefit organization for the disabled
Negative ads turn off voters
October 28, 2002
Every election year the voting public endures a self-righteous flogging from voices of conscience in the media about how few of us actually go out and exercise our civic duty at the ballot box.
Tax increase for education inevitable, candidates say
38th District hopefuls differ on which taxes to raise
October 28, 2002
Rob Boyer and Carlie Abel have been knocking on a lot of doors lately, taking the pulse of the Kansas House of Representative’s 38th District. “Quality education is clearly the No. 1 issue,” Boyer said.
Suspect in shooting spree faces murder charges at arraignment
Teen apparently became enraged after neighbor criticized driving
October 28, 2002
A teenager apparently upset by complaints about his driving shot four neighbors, including a 2-year-old girl, then went on a 20-mile shooting spree, apparently targeting people at random, police said. Two of the victims died.
Blacks concerned arrest will be seen in racial terms
October 28, 2002
For several weeks, John Morgan kept looking for a white Chevy Astro minivan or a white box truck being driven by a white male who was responsible for a string of sniper-style killings in the Washington, D.C., suburbs.
Women’s Conference reflects on feminism’s changes
October 28, 2002
Age-old problems accompanied by different approaches and a new sort of activism that was how those attending Women’s Conference 2002 summed up issues that included body image, relationships and diversity.
NFL Roundup: ‘Elusive’ Vick leads Atlanta
Feely kicks last-second field goal in Falcons’ 37-35 win
October 28, 2002
Michael Vick felt sick on Atlanta’s final possession of the game. That didn’t stop him from leading the Falcons to their third straight victory.
Rena M. Ramey
October 28, 2002
Services for Rena M. Ramey, 93, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She donated her body to the Kansas University School of Medicine. Mrs. Ramey died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, in her daughter’s home, Eudora.
People
October 28, 2002
Pulling a name out of a box Talent scouting Poetic injustice Fact stranger than fiction
Endorsement race
October 28, 2002
Who is endorsing whom in the current election campaign? Does it really matter? As political campaigns wind down toward the Nov. 5 election, many television commercials, press releases and newspaper articles will talk about who is endorsing certain candidates.
Local briefs
October 28, 2002
Former Jayhawk player to sign books at union Douglas County: Flu shots available to public Saturday Ethics: ‘Right-to-die’ author to speak at university Politics: Roberts plans speech for chamber luncheon
Education woes, redistricting make incumbent vulnerable
October 28, 2002
These days, Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin, has a giant bull’s-eye on his back. Of the 66 Republican legislators seeking re-election, he is, perhaps, the most vulnerable to defeat.
Nancy Baugh Prosser
October 28, 2002
Services for Nancy Baugh Prosser, 73, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pioneer Cemetery. Mrs. Prosser died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, in her home.
38th District hopefuls differ on which taxes to raise
October 28, 2002
Rob Boyer and Carlie Abel have been knocking on a lot of doors lately, taking the pulse of the Kansas House of Representative’s 38th District. “Quality education is clearly the No. 1 issue,” Boyer said.
Experts say rifle was user-friendly
October 28, 2002
The rifle allegedly fired by the Washington-area sniper is an easy weapon to use and experts said that when fitted with a telescopic scope could be effectively used after only a few hours of practice.
s annual fund-raiser
October 28, 2002
Some of the heavy hitters in college basketball history came to honor 15th-year Kansas University men’s basketball Roy Williams on Sunday night.
KU men bowlers 5th, women finish 8th
October 28, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s bowling club finished fifth and the women were eighth Sunday in the Mid-States Tournament.
Sommer services
October 28, 2002
Rena M. Ramey
October 28, 2002
Oscar L. Emery
October 28, 2002
Baldwin  Services for Oscar L. Emery, 82, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Inurnment will follow at Prairie City Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Emery died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center.
Mary Imogene Frisbie
October 28, 2002
Leonard M. Burg
October 28, 2002
Briefly
October 28, 2002
Washington, D.C.: FBI’s anthrax letters theory unlikely, experts say Washington, D.C.: Fox News proposes covering Iraq weapons inspections North Korea: Country says arms essential to fight ‘U.S. imperialists’
Briefly
October 28, 2002
Florida: Plane collision kills 2 Oregon: Newspaper to publish same-sex union notices New York City: Study faults bolts for WTC collapse Minneapolis: Broken railing causes injuries at rap concert
Lawrence briefs
October 28, 2002
School of Social Welfare plans career fair at KU Farmers invited to farm bill meeting Fall Festival is this week
On the record
October 28, 2002
CBS launches new ‘Early Show’ today
October 28, 2002
Just days from launch, the new anchors of CBS’ “The Early Show” were trying to make nice. Nearly two weeks after the new four-person anchor team on CBS’ breakfast program met for the first time, they found themselves Thursday practicing the on-camera camaraderie that morning-show viewers have come to expect.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
October 28, 2002
Other dangers
October 28, 2002
Autism efforts
October 28, 2002
Halloween fine
October 28, 2002
School response
October 28, 2002
FHSU adds students to increase budget
October 28, 2002
Faced with talk of budget cuts, Fort Hays State University officials decided to aggressively recruit new students. The result was a 13.6 percent increase in enrollment this fall and another $500,000 in tuition revenue, FHSU president Edward Hammond said.
Saved time spent while turning back the clocks
October 28, 2002
A little patience, please, with people who might have a clock or two at home still on Daylight Saving Time more than 24 hours after the arrival of Standard Time.
Priest baptizes gay couple’s quadruplets
October 28, 2002
A gay couple who became parents of quadruplets after enlisting the help of a surrogate mother had their 3-month-old children baptized Saturday in a Roman Catholic church.
Falwell’s church site of gay protest
October 28, 2002
Gay activists gathered in Rev. Jerry Falwell’s hometown Saturday to announce a permanent presence in central Virginia.
Study: Painkillers may be linked to high blood pressure
October 28, 2002
The popular pain relievers ibuprofen and acetaminophen, contained in scores of over-the-counter remedies, may increase the risk of high blood pressure, a study in women suggests.
Deadly gales whip Europe
October 28, 2002
A powerful windstorm lashed Britain and northwestern Europe on Sunday, killing at least 24 people many crushed by falling trees.
Three Israelis killed in suicide attack
October 28, 2002
A Palestinian attacker killed three Israeli soldiers and himself Sunday when his bomb detonated in a struggle with soldiers at a gas station just outside the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel.
Separatists massacre 22 in India
October 28, 2002
Suspected separatist guerrillas knocked at the homes of villagers in India’s remote northeast just after midnight, asked the men to come out and then killed 22 of them, survivors and police said Sunday.
Italy’s Mount Etna comes back to life
October 28, 2002
Mount Etna, Europe’s biggest and most active volcano, came to life again Sunday, spewing lava but causing no injuries. A series of small earthquakes damaged buildings on the slopes of the mountain, officials said.
Father of Mo. Senate candidate dies
October 28, 2002
Milton Oscar Talent, a retired attorney and father of Republican Senate candidate Jim Talent, died early Sunday after a brief illness. He was 91.
Reconfiguration creates meandering 38th District
October 28, 2002
Voters in North Lawrence won’t find State Rep. Tom Sloan’s name on their Nov. 5 general election ballots. And those who live east of Lawrence, won’t find State Rep. Lee Tafanelli’s name on theirs.
Material witness in custody
October 28, 2002
The man who co-owned the blue Chevrolet Caprice believed to have been used in the Washington-area sniper attacks agreed Sunday to be moved to federal custody in Maryland and is fully cooperating with authorities, his attorney said.
Madmen of ‘Jackass’ take crown as box-office ringleaders
October 28, 2002
“Jackass” has pulled its craziest stunt yet, debuting in first place at the box office. Young men flocked to “Jackass: The Movie,” the big-screen version of the MTV show whose stars specialized in bizarre and risky behavior, which debuted with $22.7 million.
Do-it-yourself exhibit traces history of home improvements
October 28, 2002
Rosie the Riveter held her own in factories during World War II, only to find that wielding hammer and nails at home was still viewed as “clean, thumping exercise” mainly for men.
On the money
October 28, 2002
Household money management can become an increasing challenge during soft economic times.
Texas county set to vote electronically
October 28, 2002
Voting in the nation’s third-largest county is going high tech. Instead of punch cards, voters here will use one-inch-thick, 5.2-pound electronic machines. Harris County, Tex., will be the largest county to completely switch to an electronic voting system, county officials say.
Nintendo continues to update popular hand-held game system
October 28, 2002
“What? You found it? And it works?” I turned the Game Boy Color around in my hands, checking it over. My daughters, Julie and Bonnie, had jointly received it for Christmas in 1998.
Brokers vs. financial planners
Sides fight over tools to use
October 28, 2002
Now that individual investors have spent close to three years losing money and they could really use some guidance, where should they turn? Well, over in the advice arena, financial planners have decided this is the time to duke it out with brokers.
Ghoulish yard art livens up holiday
October 28, 2002
Good, fun frights are alive and well in Lawrence. Enthusiastic residents have decorated their homes for Thursday’s Halloween celebrations.
Tanner will seek new leadership post if re-elected
October 28, 2002
If he’s re-elected, Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin, said he will neither seek nor accept chairmanship of the House Education Committee, a position he’s held the past four years.
Life-saving’ gas was instrument of death for 116 during raid on Moscow theater
October 28, 2002
A mysterious knockout gas killed 116 hostages after Russian special forces stormed a Moscow theater to free them from Chechen terrorists, casting a shadow on what was first seen as a triumphant rescue operation.
Officials seek toughest venue for sniper trial
Authorities want two suspects tried where death penalty most likely
October 28, 2002
A growing number of officials said Sunday that the state of Maryland should defer prosecution of the two sniper suspects to another jurisdiction where the death penalty could be more easily applied.
Tanner feels heat in 10th
Education woes, redistricting make incumbent vulnerable
October 28, 2002
These days, Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin, has a giant bull’s-eye on his back. Of the 66 Republican legislators seeking re-election, he is, perhaps, the most vulnerable to defeat.
Baker headed to Chicago, but only for vacation
October 28, 2002
Dusty Baker is coming to Chicago. OK, coming through Chicago is more like it. Asked about his plans following the World Series, Baker said he’s scheduled to attend Saturday’s Notre Dame-Boston College game.
Hernandez suffers another October loss
October 28, 2002
Livan Hernandez is no Mr. October, as he so boldly professed to the baseball world. This winter, the San Francisco Giants pitcher will probably reconsider whether he should have opened his mouth to issue such a grand proclamation: “I never lose in October.”
Anaheim’s Lackey doesn’t pitch like rookie
October 28, 2002
John Lackey looked nothing like a rookie, pitching with poise from the moment he walked to the mound. World Series. Game 7. No jitters.
MVP Glaus ‘ecstatic’
Giddy Angel numb in wake of championship
October 28, 2002
Troy Glaus felt young again. “This is why we put all the time and effort in,” he said, recalling a time long ago. “All the swings against the garage door when you were a kid.”
Seahawks’ Jackson has postgame seizure
October 28, 2002
Seattle receiver Darrell Jackson sustained a concussion late in Sunday’s game against Dallas, then had a seizure in the locker room and was taken to the hospital.
Men’s golf fifth
October 28, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s golf team closed with a 284 to tie for fifth place out of 18 teams in The Nelson-Stanford Invitational.
No. 6 Texas A&M defeats Jayhawks, 3-1
October 28, 2002
Kansas University couldn’t contain sixth-ranked Texas A&M, falling to the Aggies, 3-1, in Big 12 soccer Sunday afternoon at the Aggie Soccer Complex.
Watson Senior Tour winner
Kansas Citian shrugs off bad weather to edge Morgan
October 28, 2002
Tom Watson found the unpleasant playing conditions at the Senior Tour Championship a perfect fit.
Mangino ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if Whittemore played Saturday
October 28, 2002
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino had been trying for weeks to convince quarterback Bill Whittemore to slide or run out of bounds rather than take hit after hit from opposing defenses.
Dallas’ Smith passes Payton for NFL mark
Cowboys running back all-time leading rusher
October 28, 2002
Emmitt Smith cut left, saw a hole and plunged ahead. When an arm smacked his legs and sent him stumbling, Smith put down his right hand to keep his balance and rumbled for an 11-yard gain.
Chiefs smother Raiders - Kansas City 20, Oakland 10
Defense holds Oakland to season low for points
October 28, 2002
Kansas City’s sad-sack defense turned in an atypical performance, bringing the Chiefs a rare win over the Raiders.
Iowa State receives rude awakening
Cyclones’ dream season comes crashing down with back-to-back losses
October 28, 2002
The schedule has finally caught up with Iowa State’s dream season. If only Colorado hadn’t started theirs with such a nightmare. Two weeks ago, the Cyclones and quarterback Seneca Wallace looked like giant-killers who really could win the Big 12 North division.
Auto Racing Roundup: Busch claims second straight win
Fast pit key to Winston Cup victory; Dominguez claims Honda Indy 300; Dixon, Force clinch titles
October 28, 2002
His Roush Racing crew was telling anyone who would listen Sunday morning that Kurt Busch would win the NAPA 500.
Late Saturday Top 25 Roundup: No. 9 Cougars hold off Wildcats
October 28, 2002
Washington State was good enough to beat Arizona, even if the Cougars’ heads really weren’t in it.
Sommer services
October 28, 2002
Eudora  Services for Christine R. Sommer, 91, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora. Burial will follow at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Sommer died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
Mary Imogene Frisbie
October 28, 2002
Oskaloosa  Services for Mary Imogene Frisbie, 82, Oskaloosa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mrs. Frisbie died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, at her home.
Leonard M. Burg
October 28, 2002
Atchison  Services for Leonard M. Burg, 69, Atchison, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Church, rural Atchison. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Burg died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, at the Atchison Hospital.
Light rain, colder weather in forecast
October 28, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 9:35 a.m.) Getting into the spirit of Halloween shouldn’t be too hard this week  the forecast calls for murky, cold weather for the Lawrence area.
Ghoulish yard art livens up holiday
October 28, 2002
Good, fun frights are alive and well in Lawrence. Enthusiastic residents have decorated their homes for Thursday’s Halloween celebrations.
s changes
October 28, 2002
Age-old problems accompanied by different approaches and a new sort of activism  that was how those attending Women’s Conference 2002 summed up issues that included body image, relationships and diversity.
Tanner will seek new leadership post if re-elected
October 28, 2002
If he’s re-elected, Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin, said he will neither seek nor accept chairmanship of the House Education Committee, a position he’s held the past four years.
Police investigating robbery
October 28, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 4:05 p.m.) Lawrence police were investigating a robbery Monday afternoon at Tobacco Express in the Hillcrest Shopping Center, 925 Iowa.
Sebelius campaigns in Lawrence on final stretch
October 28, 2002
(Updated Monday at 11:29 a.m.) Kansas’ gubernatorial candidates today started their final push toward the Nov. 5 election.
Frances M. Miller
October 28, 2002
Services for Frances M. Miller, 84, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Miller died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.