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Family suspected father had mental problems
September 4, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:52 p.m.) Raymond Boothe’s wife says her husband’s mental state was deteriorating two weeks before he left his son for dead on the Kansas Turnpike. “It’s like you knew something was going on, but you didn’t know what it was,” Lisa Boothe said.
Car catches fire in downtown Lawrence
September 4, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 4:21 p.m.) Amber Tice just wanted to pick up her last paycheck from a downtown Lawrence clothing store where she used to work. But she ran into some bad luck after getting it the car she borrowed caught fire.
Graves approves demolition of Ohio Street houses
September 4, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 2:03 p.m.) Three houses in the 1300 Ohio block can be destroyed to make room for Kansas University scholarship halls, Gov. Bill Graves announced today.
Heat and humidity steam Lawrence area
September 4, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:22 a.m.) Local high school and junior high sports teams will definitely need their water bottles Wednesday. Temperatures will soar under sunny skies. And the humidity will make it seem even hotter, says Matt Makens, 6News meteorologist.
Brownback still opposed to U.S. ground invasion in Iraq
September 4, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 11:04 a.m.) U.S. Sen. Brownback, R-Kan., has reiterated his opposition to a ground invasion of Iraq by the United States, despite President
Photography program for youths exposed to state budget cuts
September 4, 2002
A photography program designed to reach out to poor and at-risk teens has been canceled because the state didn’t renew funding. The “Foto Loco” program was offered at Pelathe Community Resource Center, 1423 Haskell Ave. Students in the class had photographs featured in annual exhibitions at the United Way of Douglas County building and Lawrence Public Library, as well as displays printed in the Journal-World.
Local briefs
September 4, 2002
 KU bowling alley reopens  Deputies come up short in hunt for father’s pliers  Chamber mixer honors county educators  Pump Patrol seeks deals
Horoscopes
September 4, 2002
Young Tryon ‘excited to be competing again’
September 4, 2002
Ty Tryon must be relieved the first assignment for his final year of high school doesn’t include a paper on how he spent his summer.
U.S. hammers New Zealand
Finley, ex-Jayhawk Pierce lead way to 110-62 rout
September 4, 2002
Only one more game at the World Championships will match two unbeaten teams. The United States warmed up for it by getting their act together in the second half Tuesday night.
Mets’ streak ends at 15
Nightcap win halts NL-record home losing string
September 4, 2002
At least the Mets got to go home winners.
Lions fall to Chargers
September 4, 2002
Give a team three penalty kicks, and odds are it’ll win. Just ask the Lawrence High soccer team.
KU sets final exam
September 4, 2002
Kansas University has announced the following final examination: David Marker, business, “The Phenomena of Encroaching Processes Toward a Theory of Organizational Change,” 3 p.m. Friday, 124 Summerfield.
Eades services
September 4, 2002
Graves urges support for schools
Proclamation made weeks after governor orders budget cuts
September 4, 2002
Cindy Horchem applauded the governor Tuesday for saying what she believes should go without saying. “We know it’s a challenging time in our state,” Gov. Bill Graves told 300 students and teachers at Landon Middle School. “I wish we had a little more money.”
Armeta M. Hill
September 4, 2002
N. Koreans occupy buildings in asylum bids
September 4, 2002
Fifteen North Koreans jumped a wall at a German government compound Tuesday and were holed up in a school amid a surge in asylum bids by people fleeing their impoverished, repressive homeland.
International court opens despite U.S. opposition
September 4, 2002
The governing body of the International Criminal Court met for the first time Tuesday, ignoring a U.S. campaign to undermine its jurisdiction and exempt Americans from prosecution.
Study: Irregular heartbeat more common in winter
September 4, 2002
The likelihood of being admitted to hospital or dying with atrial fibrillation, a life-threatening chaotic heartbeat common among the elderly, increases dramatically during winter months, new research indicates.
Exhibit links illicit drugs, terrorism
September 4, 2002
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani helped open a museum exhibit Tuesday intended to show Americans that buying illegal drugs can support terrorist attacks.
Russia to ratify global pollution accord
September 4, 2002
Russia announced Tuesday it will ratify an accord on reducing smokestack emissions and other causes of global warming. Moscow’s approval would clear the way for the agreement to become law in much of the world but not the United States.
Clemens collects 10 strikeouts
New York pitcher whiffs first four Red Sox, gains 292nd career win
September 4, 2002
Joe Torre walked up to Roger Clemens about an hour before the game and delivered a message: “We need you today.”
Graves playing hard to get on endorsement
Shallenburger leaves meeting empty-handed
September 4, 2002
Call it the courtship of Gov. Bill Graves. Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger met privately with Graves for an hour Tuesday but didn’t get what he sought an endorsement from the top Republican in state government and the unofficial head of the moderate wing of the state GOP.
Farmland plant up for sale
September 4, 2002
Farmland Industries Inc. said Tuesday that its wants to sell its Lawrence fertilizer plant and six others as the agribusiness giant struggles to emerge from bankruptcy. The sale of the Lawrence plant would end nearly 50 years of Farmland history in Lawrence and signal the departure from a major business for the Kansas City, Mo.-based cooperative, which has been hit hard by the effects of recession on farming and drought in the nation’s midsection.
A lesson in not being free
September 4, 2002
A few decades back, the U.S. Army thought highly enough of yours truly to invite me to become a soldier. I never kept a copy of the letter of invitation, but the essence of its message was, Uncle Sam wants you.
Think ahead
September 4, 2002
House GOP blocks Citizen Service Act
September 4, 2002
You would think it’s a natural: a bill repeatedly praised by President Bush and admired by Democrats, a patriotic measure ready for passage as the nation prepares for the solemn ceremonies marking the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. That is why it is so stunning that the Citizen Service Act, which would reform and expand the main volunteer community programs, is being blocked by the House Republican leadership, apparently to spare a minority of hard-core conservatives from having to vote on the measure before Election Day.
Local briefs
September 4, 2002
KU bowling alley reopens Deputies come up short in hunt for father’s pliers Chamber mixer honors county educators Pump Patrol seeks deals
Judicial center’s remodeling behind schedule
County administrator unfazed by project delays
September 4, 2002
Douglas County’s $4 million expansion and renovation of the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center is more than six months behind schedule, but county officials aren’t all that worried. “Have you ever seen a project like this get done when it’s supposed to be done?” County Administrator Craig Weinaug asked rhetorically. “I have never had a project get done when a contractor said it was supposed to be done you have weather delays, you have unexpected problems come up.
Daily ticker
September 4, 2002
Grieving Gophers back in class
Minnesota’s Mason to attend Hall’s funeral on Friday
September 4, 2002
Minnesota’s football players took the field Tuesday afternoon after attending their first classes of the fall semester, but their minds were far from the books or on blocking schemes.
t benefit body, research shows
September 4, 2002
How do you freeze apples without sugar? Select full-flavored apples that are crisp and firm, not mealy in texture. Wash, peel and core. Slice the medium apples into twelfths, the large ones into sixteenths. To prevent darkening, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of ascorbic acid in 3 tablespoons of water. Sprinkle over the fruit. Fill freezer bags to a level of 3 to 4 inches from the tops, squeeze out the air, seal and label. (Treated apple slices also can be frozen first on a tray and then packed into containers as soon as they are frozen.)
Brownback still opposed to U.S. ground invasion in Iraq
September 4, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 11:04 a.m.) U.S. Sen. Brownback, R-Kan., has reiterated his opposition to a ground invasion of Iraq by the United States, despite President
Family suspected father had mental problems
September 4, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 6:22 p.m.) Raymond Boothe’s wife says her husband’s mental state was deteriorating two weeks before he left his son for dead on the Kansas Turnpike. “It’s like you knew something was going on, but you didn’t know what it was,” Lisa Boothe said.
Proclamation made weeks after governor orders budget cuts
September 4, 2002
Cindy Horchem applauded the governor Tuesday for saying what she believes should go without saying. “We know it’s a challenging time in our state,” Gov. Bill Graves told 300 students and teachers at Landon Middle School. “I wish we had a little more money.”
Study session scheduled Sept. 26 to learn about planning recommendation
September 4, 2002
The floodplain regulations debate is far from over. Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday delayed a planned Sept. 17 hearing and possible decision on new floodplain regulations so they can have a study session to more thoroughly examine the proposal.
Mangino demotes Dyer to backup QB
September 4, 2002
Two games into the college football season, Kansas University will turn to its second starting quarterback Saturday night at UNLV. “We’ll go with Bill Whittemore at quarterback,” coach Mark Mangino announced Tuesday at his weekly news conference. “Zach (Dyer) will work as the backup. We made that decision based on the fact that we got a little bit of a spark out of Bill.”
County administrator unfazed by project delays
September 4, 2002
Douglas County’s $4 million expansion and renovation of the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center is more than six months behind schedule, but county officials aren’t all that worried. “Have you ever seen a project like this get done when it’s supposed to be done?” County Administrator Craig Weinaug asked rhetorically. “I have never had a project get done when a contractor said it was supposed to be done  you have weather delays, you have unexpected problems come up.
Sound off
September 4, 2002
How much does Mike Rees make annually and how much of his time in the past five years has been spent on the SLT? “I make $80,000 a year, and in the last five years about 10 percent of my time has been spent on the South Lawrence Trafficway,” said Rees, chief counsel for the Kansas Department of Transportation. “In the last two years, I’ve spent 40 to 50 percent of my time on the SLT.”
Briefly
September 4, 2002
Russia expedites payment to Germany U.S. Navy begins exercises on Vieques Capt. Cook letter found in picture frame Mayor says he feels safer in New York
Jason Horowitz brings big-city talent back home
September 4, 2002
In Jason Horowitz’s mind, one quality above others is required to be a successful chef. Is it endurance? Vision? A talent for artistic presentation?
Armeta M. Hill
September 4, 2002
Services for Armeta M. Hill, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Ms. Hill died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at her home.
Think ahead
September 4, 2002
To the editor: I am very concerned about the prospect of Folks Road joining Sixth Street and Harvard. I believe that many people will use it as a quick cut through to get to 15th Street. I don’t think that people will go to Monterey Way, but will continue down Stone Meadows as there are no stop signs along that street. I have young children, and cars travel too quickly on our street now. I am sure that the city would only be happy to add some “traffic calming devices” after a few accidents occur. Please think this through!!!!!
Tips on preserving apples
Restrained eating typically doesn’t benefit body, research shows
September 4, 2002
How do you freeze apples without sugar? Select full-flavored apples that are crisp and firm, not mealy in texture. Wash, peel and core. Slice the medium apples into twelfths, the large ones into sixteenths. To prevent darkening, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of ascorbic acid in 3 tablespoons of water. Sprinkle over the fruit. Fill freezer bags to a level of 3 to 4 inches from the tops, squeeze out the air, seal and label. (Treated apple slices also can be frozen first on a tray and then packed into containers as soon as they are frozen.)
Ingredients for success
Jason Horowitz brings big-city talent back home
September 4, 2002
In Jason Horowitz’s mind, one quality above others is required to be a successful chef. Is it endurance? Vision? A talent for artistic presentation?
Texas A&M facing QB controversy
Freshman McNeal challenging to start
September 4, 2002
Freshman quarterback Reggie McNeal has played only one series for No. 20 Texas A&M, but his successful debut has created a lot of excitement and a potential controversy.
Exhibition season should be cut
Here’s an idea: Slice two games off NFL preseason and add two scrimmages for each team
September 4, 2002
With the exhibition season over, the debate over the value of the games has become a hot topic and sore subject again.
NU women lose Sutton
September 4, 2002
Forward Paige Sutton is off the Nebraska women’s basketball team.
Stocks plunge as investors turn skittish
Dow tumbles 355 points
September 4, 2002
Stocks dropped Tuesday as investors grew nervous over a series of developments ranging from lower-than-expected manufacturing activity to brokerage downgrades of Citigroup Inc. and Ford Motor Co. The Dow Jones industrials fell 355 points. “We’re back to work from a not-so-good August,” said Arthur Hogan, chief market analyst at Jefferies & Co. “We came in with a couple of downgrades and just a general sense the economy hasn’t picked up the way we would like to see it.”
Lions fall to Chargers
September 4, 2002
Give a team three penalty kicks, and odds are it’ll win. Just ask the Lawrence High soccer team.
s McClain motivated
September 4, 2002
Lawrence High senior Dylan McClain came to Tuesday’s practice feeling a little sick. His head hurt, his nose was running; the basic fall blahs that could be counted as really bad allergies. Yet here he was, preparing for a speed workout at practice  a series of 1,200- 1,000- 800- and 400-meter runs on the hills at Haskell Indian Nations University  and McClain managed to get himself up for the workout.
Shallenburger leaves meeting empty-handed
September 4, 2002
Call it the courtship of Gov. Bill Graves. Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger met privately with Graves for an hour Tuesday but didn’t get what he sought  an endorsement from the top Republican in state government and the unofficial head of the moderate wing of the state GOP.
Briefly
September 4, 2002
Hijack suspect moved to Stockholm prison Serb report challenges Muslim massacre toll OPEC leader insists prices to remain steady Convicted gang rapists appeal death sentence
Briefly
September 4, 2002
Police open ‘spy files’ on peaceful groups WorldCom executives were warned in March Cuomo drops out of governor’s race Jesse Helms returns to finish Senate term
Whittemore to start
Mangino demotes Dyer to backup QB
September 4, 2002
Two games into the college football season, Kansas University will turn to its second starting quarterback Saturday night at UNLV. “We’ll go with Bill Whittemore at quarterback,” coach Mark Mangino announced Tuesday at his weekly news conference. “Zach (Dyer) will work as the backup. We made that decision based on the fact that we got a little bit of a spark out of Bill.”
KU official a finalist for top spot with regents
September 4, 2002
State higher education officials Tuesday announced four finalists for the job of president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Board of Regents, including a high-ranking Kansas University administrator.
Farmland plant up for sale
September 4, 2002
Farmland Industries Inc. said Tuesday that its wants to sell its Lawrence fertilizer plant and six others as the agribusiness giant struggles to emerge from bankruptcy. The sale of the Lawrence plant would end nearly 50 years of Farmland history in Lawrence and signal the departure from a major business for the Kansas City, Mo.-based cooperative, which has been hit hard by the effects of recession on farming and drought in the nation’s midsection.
Briefcase
September 4, 2002
Dollar General chain to open Lawrence store Sunflower bike shop to mark 30 years New United CEO mum on proposed job cuts Court rejects plan to revive Napster
Births
September 4, 2002
Ahmed and Nawal Alzahrani, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. Rob and Rhonda Gillespie, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
Pachamama’s recipe featured in Bon Apetit magazine
September 4, 2002
For several years I have followed the monthly R.S.V.P. feature in Bon Apetit magazine, in which readers ask the magazine’s editors to publish the recipe for some tasty dish that appears on a restaurant menu somewhere. It’s free advertising for the restaurant, because the reader wouldn’t be asking for the recipe if the meal hadn’t made an impression. Surprisingly, many of the dishes that left customers hankering for the recipe are fairly basic and easy to prepare at home. I suspect, however, that this fact doesn’t keep patrons from returning to the restaurant to have the chef do the cooking for them.
Lawrence’s McClain motivated
September 4, 2002
Lawrence High senior Dylan McClain came to Tuesday’s practice feeling a little sick. His head hurt, his nose was running; the basic fall blahs that could be counted as really bad allergies. Yet here he was, preparing for a speed workout at practice a series of 1,200- 1,000- 800- and 400-meter runs on the hills at Haskell Indian Nations University and McClain managed to get himself up for the workout.
People
September 4, 2002
Paltrow kisses and makes up Practicing parental guidance Tie one on for charity Combs not immune from violence
6News video: Jaybowl is rolling strikes again
September 4, 2002
Renovations began in the Kansas Union’s Jaybowl a year ago today. Allison Mann presents the details of its re-opening.
Sharkey services
September 4, 2002
Nuclear policy
September 4, 2002
Miskimen services
September 4, 2002
Mellies services
September 4, 2002
Services for Elmer V. Mellies, 72, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be at Shawnee Center Cemetery in Wakarusa. Mr. Mellies died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Graves critic
September 4, 2002
To the editor: I am outraged at the governor’s attitude in the LJW on Wednesday. His retort of the Democrats “whining and complaining” is rude and uncalled for. I am pleased that Mr. Rothschild noted that many, many Democratic proposals were made  and partisanly rejected  this session.
Eades services
September 4, 2002
Services for Theron “Kenny” Eades III, 23, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Fowler Cemetery north of McLouth. Mr. Eades died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., from injuries received in a one-vehicle accident northeast of Oskaloosa.
6Sports video: The Jayhawks make some changes
September 4, 2002
Whittemore replaces Dyer as starting quarterback; also, Floodman’s knee injury is still being assessed, requiring other defesnive linemen to fill his shoes.
Barbecue recipe smokes competition
September 4, 2002
This recipe scored high marks in the barbecued seafood category of the Maryland State BBQ Championship.
Mushroom sauce gives pork a hearty taste
September 4, 2002
Mushrooms are a finicky fungi.
Short and Sweet
September 4, 2002
Jell-O unveils flavors for pudding packs Ideas for school lunches
World Online audio: Interview with the University Recreation Coordinator
September 4, 2002
Michael Fine, who is also the coach of the Jayhawks bowling team, discusses the new Jaybowl.
6News video: Free State student assaulted at school
September 4, 2002
Police and school officials are not releasing much information about the investigation.
6News video: Shallenburger seeks endorsement
September 4, 2002
Governor Bill Graves met with Tim Shallenburger today, who came away empty-handed.
Georgia duo cleared
September 4, 2002
Two Georgia basketball players charged in a rape were cleared a week after a football player at the school was acquitted in the case.
Giants reacquire Mueller
September 4, 2002
The San Francisco Giants reacquired infielder Bill Mueller from the Chicago Cubs for minor league pitcher Jeff Verplancke on Tuesday night.
LHS boys first in cross country poll
September 4, 2002
Last year, the Lawrence High boys’ cross country team was ranked No. 1 in Class 6A most of the season. The Lions will start this season the same way. The Kansas Cross Country Coaches Assn. voted LHS, which finished second at state last year, No. 1 in their preseason poll, released Friday. Free State High, which was third at state, was tied with OP Aquinas at No. 5.
Local sports briefs
September 4, 2002
Seabury volleyball 1-1 at opening triangular Firebirds’ Johnson 8th
Venus tested at U.S. Open
Williams takes to court for practice after 3-set win over Rubin
September 4, 2002
Here’s how Venus Williams responded to a rare challenge at the U.S. Open: She dug in, pulled out a three-set victory, then went right out and practiced.
Sparks draw crowd
September 4, 2002
Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie, above, walks off the stage with the WNBA championship trophy at the conclusion of the team’s celebration with fans Tuesday.
Knight settles with aide
September 4, 2002
Bob Knight will pay $25,000 to a former assistant coach after signing an agreement in which he admitted to shoving Ron Felling in anger, Felling’s attorney said Tuesday.
Rose flees carjacking
September 4, 2002
A passenger in a car driven by Chicago Bulls guard Jalen Rose was shot in the face during a carjacking attempt early Tuesday.
Chiefs won’t punish Roaf
Tackle won’t be fined after weekend arrest
September 4, 2002
Kansas City Chiefs tackle Willie Roaf, who was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence, will face no disciplinary from the team. Roaf, a seven-time Pro Bowler with New Orleans who is in his first season with the Chiefs, was stopped by police early Saturday.
Kansan eyes poppy alternatives for Afghans
September 4, 2002
Being an agricultural consultant means something very different in Afghanistan, where Tom Brown of Wichita works.
Treatment of kitten puts shelter under focus
September 4, 2002
The Humane Society of the High Plains is under investigation for its treatment of a sick kitten that eventually had to be euthanized.
City commission enters floodplain fray
Study session scheduled Sept. 26 to learn about planning recommendation
September 4, 2002
The floodplain regulations debate is far from over. Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday delayed a planned Sept. 17 hearing and possible decision on new floodplain regulations so they can have a study session to more thoroughly examine the proposal.
Mellies services
September 4, 2002
On the record
September 4, 2002
Chinese plaintiffs file appeal in WWII germ warfare case
September 4, 2002
People in Xu Wanzhi’s village were puzzled when a lone Japanese plane soared overhead early in World War II such aircraft usually flew in threes. In the days that followed, 16 people died, including Xu’s parents and three siblings.
Debate over privacy, baby’s death divides Iowa town
September 4, 2002
In her dozen years as manager of a Planned Parenthood clinic in small-town Iowa, Sue Thayer thought she had seen it all pickets, threats and, locked away in a file cabinet, the records of women with problems she never imagined.
McDonald’s aims to cut fat in french fries
September 4, 2002
McDonald’s plans to use a new cooking oil for french fries and other fried foods that it says will do less damage to your diet.
Massive cleanup begins in tornado’s aftermath
September 4, 2002
The whine of chain saws and the rumble of earth-moving equipment echoed Tuesday through Ladysmith as cleanup began in the wake of a tornado that injured dozens of people and damaged up to 150 buildings.
Trial opens for boys accused of beating father to death
September 4, 2002
Lawyers for two boys accused of bludgeoning their father with a baseball bat blamed the younger boy’s alleged adult lover Tuesday for the slaying and said he persuaded the boys to take the blame.
EPA says diesel exhausts probably cause cancer
September 4, 2002
Diesel exhausts from large trucks and other sources probably cause lung cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency concluded Tuesday in a report that buttresses a push to reduce truck emissions through stricter requirements for cleaner fuel.
English test curtails foreign medical study
September 4, 2002
The number of foreign medical school graduates seeking training in the United States has plummeted since the start of an expensive new test that requires them to demonstrate their English skills, a study found.
National missing-child alert sought
September 4, 2002
Senators backing a national child abduction alert system said Tuesday that they predict quick passage.
Agencies rewrite regulations to implement faith-based initiative
September 4, 2002
Working to implement President Bush’s stalled “faith-based initiative,” five Cabinet agencies are writing rules into federal law that Congress has balked at. The rules will help churches and other religious groups obtain millions of federal social service dollars with few strings attached.
Privacy a casualty of 9-11 worldwide
September 4, 2002
Governments worldwide have made it easier for authorities to augment citizen databases and eavesdrop on telephone and online conversations in order to fight terror, according to a survey of privacy regulations released Tuesday.
White House outlines Bush’s plans for Sept. 11 observances
September 4, 2002
President Bush, who will mark the remembrance of Sept. 11 by visiting three terrorist attack sites, plans to start the observances in prayer and close them with a prime-time address to the nation.
Israeli court approves expulsion of Palestinians
September 4, 2002
Israel’s Supreme Court gave the army a new tool in its two-year struggle against Palestinian violence Tuesday, allowing it to expel Palestinians from the West Bank to Gaza for aiding terrorist suspects.
West Nile blood test a priority
Virus confirmed in death of organ recipient
September 4, 2002
Government health officials confirmed Tuesday that the West Nile virus had killed one transplant patient and infected at least two others, raising concern it can spread through transfusions and other medical procedures. Federal officials said they were speeding development of a West Nile blood test. Until now, the virus had been thought to be transmitted to people only through the bite of an infected mosquito.
Scooby-Doo’ stars wed in secret ceremony
September 4, 2002
First came “Scooby-Doo,” now comes “I do” for Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Rider sets another coaster record
September 4, 2002
Windburned and weary after 104 days of gut-churning rides, American Richard Rodriguez proclaimed a record Tuesday for continuous roller-coaster riding his latest in a 25-year passion.
Singer jettisoned from space program
Russians apparently tire of waiting for Lance Bass’ money
September 4, 2002
Russia told ‘N Sync singer and aspiring cosmonaut Lance Bass “Bye Bye Bye” Tuesday after he again failed to pay the $20 million fee for his planned ride into space.
Homeland security plan fight flares
September 4, 2002
The Senate kicked off a contentious debate Tuesday on President Bush’s blueprint for a Homeland Security Department, with Democrats flatly rejecting White House demands for greater management flexibility over the agency’s estimated 170,000 employees. The White House responded with a statement repeating Bush’s vow to veto the Senate measure, largely over the worker dispute.
Blair stands behind U.S. in Iraq
Despite pressure against military action, British prime minister offers support
September 4, 2002
Saddam Hussein poses a grave threat to the world and must be stopped, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday, bucking the tide of public sentiment and trying to rally international support for U.S.-led action against Iraq. Russia, however, insisted it would veto any measure for military action against Baghdad that is put before the U.N. Security Council. It urged Saddam to readmit U.N. weapons inspectors to avert the threat of war.
Shallow theology decried
September 4, 2002
It doesn’t take much time in Britain to realize that one of the major reasons less than 2 percent of the population bothers to attend church is that people can’t be bothered with the dreadful sermons preached in too many “white washed tombs.” If you don’t know what that means, you’re probably among the non-attendees. When Diana, Princess of Wales, died five years ago, the clergy I saw on television here spoke of her looks, her commitment to charities and all sorts of other things, but nothing an average pagan could not have thought up. There was nothing about fleeting beauty, the brevity of this life, or the life to come and how to live both.
Graves critic
September 4, 2002
Future criminals?
September 4, 2002
Advocacy for African causes garners honors for Wichita attorney
September 4, 2002
Barbara James spends her spare time trekking to NAACP conventions and organizing a town hall meeting to discuss reparations for the descendants of slaves.
Programs join in effort to increase voter turnout
September 4, 2002
They may be too young to vote, but that doesn’t mean students won’t be involved in this year’s elections.
Wal-Mart wins round in Missouri libel case
September 4, 2002
An appeals court has sent the case of a Lee’s Summit woman who won a libel award from Wal-Mart to the Missouri Supreme Court, saying the state’s requirements for proving defamation need clarification. The Missouri Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a $425,833 award Carolyn Kenney won from Wal-Mart in December 2000, after the retailer posted a missing-child flier that pictured her and her 16-month-old granddaughter.
State sees increase in holiday death toll
September 4, 2002
At least five people died in traffic accidents on Kansas roads during the Labor Day holiday counting period, authorities said. Harold K. Power, 70, of Moundridge, was killed around 7:30 p.m. Monday when the car he was driving went off the side of a county road north of Canton and rolled. Power was thrown from the vehicle, said McPherson County Sheriff Larry Powell.
Police kill suspect in carjacking
September 4, 2002
A suspect in a Kansas City carjacking who allegedly aimed a pistol at police was shot to death by officers Monday afternoon. Police said Timothy Broaddus, 38, of Kansas City, was a suspect in a carjacking that occurred about 10 minutes before the shooting.
Photography program for youths exposed to state budget cuts
September 4, 2002
A photography program designed to reach out to poor and at-risk teens has been canceled because the state didn’t renew funding. The “Foto Loco” program was offered at Pelathe Community Resource Center, 1423 Haskell Ave. Students in the class had photographs featured in annual exhibitions at the United Way of Douglas County building and Lawrence Public Library, as well as displays printed in the Journal-World.
Sexual assault at FSHS reported
September 4, 2002
Police and school officials are investigating a report of a sexual assault Friday at Free State High School involving a 15-year-old girl. Police on Tuesday said they had no suspects.
Stilwell to combine operations under Janus
September 4, 2002
Stilwell Financial Inc. plans to merge its operations with those of the better-known Janus mutual fund company that it controls at the end of the year.
Moody’s downgrades Aquila’s credit to junk status
September 4, 2002
Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday lowered Aquila Inc.’s credit rating to junk status, but the energy company said the decision will not affect its operations. Moody’s decision means the company must pay $192 million in obligations within 60 days.
Drought slows business in Midwest
September 4, 2002
A severe drought is hurting business in the Midwest, including Kansas, an economist said Tuesday. “While I don’t expect a double-dip recession, it is clear that the probability of a significant slowdown is rising,” Ernie Goss of Creighton University said.
City OKs license, avoids landlord-tenant spat
September 4, 2002
The Library Bar and Grill received its drinking establishment license from the city Tuesday, despite opposition from the business’ landlord.
Algeria best of worst
September 4, 2002
There was nothing even close to a medal at stake. There were barely enough people in the stands to fill a bus when the game started.
s recipe featured in Bon Apetit magazine
September 4, 2002
For several years I have followed the monthly R.S.V.P. feature in Bon Apetit magazine, in which readers ask the magazine’s editors to publish the recipe for some tasty dish that appears on a restaurant menu somewhere. It’s free advertising for the restaurant, because the reader wouldn’t be asking for the recipe if the meal hadn’t made an impression. Surprisingly, many of the dishes that left customers hankering for the recipe are fairly basic and easy to prepare at home. I suspect, however, that this fact doesn’t keep patrons from returning to the restaurant to have the chef do the cooking for them.
Miskimen services
September 4, 2002
Services for Howard H. Miskimen, 79, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Miskimen died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Sharkey services
September 4, 2002
Services for James Edwin Sharkey, 62, rural Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mr. Sharkey died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LHS boys first in cross country poll
September 4, 2002
Last year, the Lawrence High boys’ cross country team was ranked No. 1 in Class 6A most of the season. The Lions will start this season the same way. The Kansas Cross Country Coaches Assn. voted LHS, which finished second at state last year, No. 1 in their preseason poll, released Friday. Free State High, which was third at state, was tied with OP Aquinas at No. 5.
Heat and humidity steam Lawrence area
September 4, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:22 a.m.) Local high school and junior high sports teams will definitely need their water bottles Wednesday. Temperatures will soar under sunny skies. And the humidity will make it seem even hotter, says Matt Makens, 6News meteorologist.
Graves approves demolition of Ohio Street houses
September 4, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 2:03 p.m.) Three houses in the 1300 Ohio block can be destroyed to make room for Kansas University scholarship halls, Gov. Bill Graves announced today.
Car catches fire in downtown Lawrence
September 4, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 4:21 p.m.) Amber Tice just wanted to pick up her last paycheck from a downtown Lawrence clothing store where she used to work. But she ran into some bad luck after getting it  the car she borrowed caught fire.
Nuclear policy
September 4, 2002
To the editor: The J-W’s Aug. 21 editorial wonders if demonstrators who commemorate the “atomic bomb incidents” of Hiroshima and Nagasaki intend to depict America as the “monster” and the Japanese as “hapless victims,” and reminds us of cruel Japanese biological warfare experiments on Manchurian civilians in World War II. Armed violence invariably breeds atrocities against innocent people, be they perpetrated by Japanese, Germans (the Holocaust), British (machine gunning of protesters in Amritsar), Americans (the massacre at My Lai), international terrorists (Sept. 11), Palestinians, or Israelis. These are all repugnant, and should make us work to adopt means other than war to settle differences.
Sexual assault at FSHS reported
September 4, 2002
Police and school officials are investigating a report of a sexual assault Friday at Free State High School involving a 15-year-old girl. Police on Tuesday said they had no suspects.
KU official a finalist for top spot with regents
September 4, 2002
State higher education officials Tuesday announced four finalists for the job of president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Board of Regents, including a high-ranking Kansas University administrator.
On the street
September 4, 2002
Asked on Massachusetts Street What kind of features would you like to see in the newly renovated Jaybowl?
Lawrence briefs
September 4, 2002
Ricocheting bullet wounds bar worker; teen arrested Preliminary hearing set in date-rape drug case KU student faces charge in Monday morning stabbing Auto repair business victim of car theft
Briefly
September 4, 2002
Anthrax researcher fired from job at LSU Tentative settlement in abuse case reached Access to Google blocked
Briefly
September 4, 2002
Earthquake shakes some residents awake ‘Last’ Camaro sold for $71,500 at auction Unruly passenger prompts flight return