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Jayhawk fans heading for Vegas
September 5, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 5:39 p.m.) A large flock of Jayhawk faithful have taken wing to attend Saturday night’s Kansas University football game at Nevada-Las Vegas if ticket sales are any indication.
Priest pleads guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child
September 5, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 4:27 p.m.) A former Lawrence priest Thursday pleaded guilty in Douglas County District Court to taking indecent liberties with a child.
Eudora’s middle school to close early Friday
September 5, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 3:07 p.m.) EUDORA Because of expected high temperatures, Eudora Middle School will release students early on Friday afternoon, school officials announced Thursday.
Praeger criticized for taking insurance industry contributions
September 5, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:43 p.m.) TOPEKA Democratic candidate for insurance commissioner Jim Garner on Thursday blasted Republican opponent Sandy Praeger of Lawrence for taking tens of thousands of dollars from the insurance industry.
Two sentenced in 1999 slaying
September 5, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 12:15 p.m.) OSKALOOSA Two people convicted last month for their part in the Oct. 14, 1999, slaying of a rural Lawrence man will be going to prison.
K.C. family foundation gives to KU expansion
September 5, 2002
A Kansas City family foundation has donated $3 million toward expansion at Kansas University’s Edwards Campus, KU officials announced.
Two sentenced in 1999 slaying
September 5, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 12:15 p.m.) OSKALOOSA Â- Two people convicted last month for their part in the Oct. 14, 1999, slaying of a rural Lawrence man will be going to prison.
Drug marketing
September 5, 2002
To the editor: I wish to add another perspective on the issues raised in Tony Pugh’s article, “Doctors recommend cutting back on drug salesmen” (J-W, Sept. 1). In a study published in the July 2001 issue of the Journal of Marketing, the Fün F. Gnul and her co-authors find that detailing (the technical term for personal selling in the pharmaceutical industry) actually increases physicians’ price sensitivity. In other words, the persuasive aspect of sales presentations is mitigated by increased awareness of drug features, availability, and competitors’ prices. This increased awareness, in turn, makes physicians much more conscious of price.
Dog witness
September 5, 2002
To the editor: On Saturday, Aug. 24 , I was pursued aggressively by Diana Wragge’s pit bull. My feet touched the curb on the northeast corner of 14th and Connecticut and within seconds I was being charged by Wragge’s dog.
Neighbors may take legal action
September 5, 2002
Three houses in the Oread neighborhood can be destroyed to make room for Kansas University scholarship halls, Gov. Bill Graves announced Wednesday. Graves, in a letter to the Kansas state historic preservation officer, said he had determined there were no “feasible or prudent” alternatives to demolition of the century-old homes in the 1300 block of Ohio Street.
Surviving children remember leaving brother
September 5, 2002
Levi Boothe was still alive the night of Aug. 27 when his father left him in a ditch beside the Kansas Turnpike, according to the boy’s mother. Lisa Boothe said that’s what she was told by 11-year-old Levi’s surviving brother and sisters, who were along for the ride the night police say Raymond Boothe, 34, stabbed his son with a pair of needle-nose pliers and left the boy for dead on the turnpike east of Lawrence.
Shallenburger says he backs law of land on access to schooling
September 5, 2002
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger said Wednesday that he supported “the law of the land” that guarantees children of undocumented immigrants have access to a public school education. Shallenburger, the Kansas state treasurer, was asked his position on the matter last week and didn’t have an answer. “Ask me in about a week,” he had said.
s bargain status
September 5, 2002
Kansas University again has been ranked a “best buy” by a national college directory. The tuition figures used by “Fiske’s Guide to Colleges” were from the 1999-2000 school year  before the university increased its tuition rates  leaving KU’s “best buy” status in doubt for the future.
s annual fall salute to educators
September 5, 2002
No one went hungry Wednesday at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s annual fall mixer, Taste of Lawrence. That’s no small feat, considering more than 1,700 people flocked to the always-popular social outing on the lawn of Meadowbrook Apartments. They were lured by food  from burgers and pizza to gourmet cuisine  served by 30 area restaurants and a chance to mingle with old friends and new as they waited in lines to load their plates.
On the street
September 5, 2002
Asked at the Lawrence Public Library Fox Network is considering making a show that features a celebrity living in the wilderness for a few months. What celebrity would you like to see on the show?
Lawrence Realtor to lead state task force created by Legislature
September 5, 2002
Credit scoring  the practice of using a person’s credit record to set insurance rates  is at the center of a state insurance agency investigation and the subject of a new special task force to be led by Lawrence Realtor Mike McGrew. Formation of the task force was announced Wednesday by Gov. Bill Graves.
Worthwhile event
September 5, 2002
Events large and small will mark 9-11
September 5, 2002
At 8:46 a.m. Sept. 11, exactly a year after the national nightmare began, bells will ring in firehouses and churches across the country.
Shell game
September 5, 2002
Kansas University officials are being forced to play a financial shell game as they seek to “enhance” an educational foundation that has been riddled by budget cuts. Even the Kansas University provost refers to it as “schizophrenic behavior.” It’s the dilemma university officials face as they try to use new tuition dollars to improve students’ education without pouring any of the money into holes that officials believe should be filled by state tax funds.
t reach city
September 5, 2002
After 9-11, conventional wisdom had it, Americans were shocked into rearranging their priorities and putting their lives in order. As months went by, some theorized, the nation’s social trends would surely reflect this profound change.
Tis the allergy season
September 5, 2002
Hayfever sufferers know all too well the miseries of the late-summer ragweed season: runny nose, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes. What most don’t know is that among some people allergic to ragweed, common fruits and chamomile can worsen symptoms temporarily. In rare cases, it can cause a life-threatening reaction called anaphylactic shock.
Jayhawk forward treated like one of the guys during stint with Team USA
September 5, 2002
Officially, Kansas University senior Nick Collison is listed as a practice player/alternate on the United States world championships basketball team. To the 12 NBA players on Team USA, however, the 6-foot-9, 257-pounder is much, much more.
Praeger criticized for taking insurance industry contributions
September 5, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:43 p.m.) TOPEKA Â- Democratic candidate for insurance commissioner Jim Garner on Thursday blasted Republican opponent Sandy Praeger of Lawrence for taking tens of thousands of dollars from the insurance industry.
Chamber official aims to market site for reuse
September 5, 2002
The future is bleak for Farmland Industries Inc.’s Lawrence nitrogen fertilizer plant, an industry analyst said Wednesday. “I doubt seriously that it will ever be sold,” said John Douglas, president of an Alabama consulting firm that serves the fertilizer industry.
s life
September 5, 2002
It’s like a Disney movie come to life. A Franklin County farmer’s terrier, in the mold of Disney’s “Babe,” has been suckling a runt pig along with its own litter of puppies.
Prime-time racin’
Winston Cup tracks benefitting from night events
September 5, 2002
The lights will go on again Saturday night for Winston Cup racing.
Collison leaves memorable impression
Jayhawk forward treated like one of the guys during stint with Team USA
September 5, 2002
Officially, Kansas University senior Nick Collison is listed as a practice player/alternate on the United States world championships basketball team. To the 12 NBA players on Team USA, however, the 6-foot-9, 257-pounder is much, much more.
Insurers’ ‘credit scoring’ scrutinized
Lawrence Realtor to lead state task force created by Legislature
September 5, 2002
Credit scoring the practice of using a person’s credit record to set insurance rates is at the center of a state insurance agency investigation and the subject of a new special task force to be led by Lawrence Realtor Mike McGrew. Formation of the task force was announced Wednesday by Gov. Bill Graves.
Lawrence briefs
September 5, 2002
Driver goes to jail after giving false ID Youth symphony to begin rehearsals KU alumni named assistant U.S. attorneys KU exhibits student art
Teen girls close to Mom less likely to have sex
September 5, 2002
Mothers worried that their daughters are having sex have more influence than they might imagine. Teenage girls who are close to their moms are more likely to stay virgins, researchers reported Wednesday. The key for parents, experts say, is not just talking about sex, but being deeply involved in their children’s lives.
Societal shifts after 9-11 didn’t reach city
September 5, 2002
As rich in emotion and meaning as 9-11 was, people in this area apparently didn’t rush out to make major life changes in its wake.
Tis the allergy season
September 5, 2002
Hayfever sufferers know all too well the miseries of the late-summer ragweed season: runny nose, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes. What most don’t know is that among some people allergic to ragweed, common fruits and chamomile can worsen symptoms temporarily. In rare cases, it can cause a life-threatening reaction called anaphylactic shock.
Sleep paralysis can terrify victims
September 5, 2002
Q: For many years, from age 25 to 45, I experienced the horrifying feelings that I now have learned are associated with “sleep paralysis.” I never knew what it was and had no one to ask about it. Luckily, I have not experienced it in the past five years. My daughter, who is 21, has begun to experience the same symptoms. I have no answers for her questions. When she asked the nurse practitioner about it, she was told only that she would have to go to a sleep clinic for advice. I know how scary this can be. Is there a way to treat sleep paralysis?
Weak argument
September 5, 2002
A true scholarship
September 5, 2002
State faces education issues
September 5, 2002
The time, words and emotions wasted on the evolution-creation issue during current Kansas Board of Education campaigns will detract from the real education issues facing the KBOE, the Legislature, the future governor and all Kansans. So let’s dispatch with this bugaboo quickly before turning to those issues.
Never enough
September 5, 2002
Storage space is at a premium in Douglas County offices. Is there a better way to deal with the problem than simply building more buildings? As any homeowner knows, it’s almost impossible to have too much storage space. No matter how much you have, it always seems you could use some more.
Mangino being patient with injured linebacker
September 5, 2002
Banks Floodman suited up for football practice for the second day in a row Wednesday, but there’s still no word on whether Kansas University’s sophomore linebacker will suit up for Saturday night’s game at Nevada-Las Vegas. “We had him doing some things out there today,” coach Mark Mangino said after a workout on the practice fields behind Anschutz Pavilion. “It’s kind of a day-by-day issue.”
Free State setting sights on elusive state title
September 5, 2002
With three sub-state titles in the last four years, and a Sunflower League title last season, it would seem the next step for the Free State High volleyball team would be a state championship. Saturday’s season opener at the Johnson County Community College Tournament in Overland Park will be a good gauge for just that. It’s one of the tougher tournaments around, with Overland Park Aquinas, the defending Class 6A state champ, 6A runner-up Shawnee Mission North and perennial 5A power Shawnee Miege among those competing.
Offensive pitch
September 5, 2002
To the editor: During the five years I have lived in Lawrence, I have often shopped at the discount furniture stores. Bookcases, mattresses, and rugs now grace my home because I appreciate fine quality as well as a fair price.
Raymond Boothe barely recognizable to family
September 5, 2002
The Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office called Lisa Boothe Tuesday morning to let her know that on Wednesday, her husband would be sent to Larned State Hospital for a 60-day psychiatric evaluation. If she wanted to see Raymond Boothe, they told her, she needed to come right away.
s middle school to close early Friday
September 5, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 3:07 p.m.) EUDORA Â Because of expected high temperatures, Eudora Middle School will release students early on Friday afternoon, school officials announced Thursday.
Shell game
September 5, 2002
Kansas University officials are being forced to play a financial shell game as they seek to “enhance” an educational foundation that has been riddled by budget cuts. Even the Kansas University provost refers to it as “schizophrenic behavior.” It’s the dilemma university officials face as they try to use new tuition dollars to improve students’ education without pouring any of the money into holes that officials believe should be filled by state tax funds.
Worthwhile event
September 5, 2002
To the editor: I would like to thank all of the people who made the Seventh Annual Civil War on the Western Frontier an enjoyable and educational event. Thank you to all of the presenters who shared with us their knowledge of the events leading up to, during, and following Quantrill’s raid. Thank you also to those who worked “behind the scenes” getting brochures ready, scheduling locations for presentations, getting buses and trolleys for the tours, and everything else you did. I would especially like to thank the Kansas Humanities Council for partially funding this event. I attended several presentations and tours this year and each one taught me things about Lawrence’s history that I never knew, even though I grew up in Lawrence. Each presentation I attended was very well organized and professionally presented. It is obvious the presenters love their subject and would like to share it with everyone who wants to listen.
State faces education issues
September 5, 2002
The time, words and emotions wasted on the evolution-creation issue during current Kansas Board of Education campaigns will detract from the real education issues facing the KBOE, the Legislature, the future governor and all Kansans. So let’s dispatch with this bugaboo quickly before turning to those issues.
Briefly
September 5, 2002
Teen denies he, brother killed father Lead paint trial first of its kind Authorities release serial killer profile Neanderthal baby’s skeleton rediscovered
People
September 5, 2002
Heston takes disease in stride More baby talk on ‘Live’ New travel offer for Bass Clinton decides against talk show
Big Unit reaches 20 wins
Diamondbacks’ lefty now fourth in career strikeouts
September 5, 2002
When things are going badly, it’s nice to be able to give the ball to one of the best pitchers in the game.
Sampras wants no sympathy
No. 17 seed clearly wants to win one more major before exiting from tennis stage
September 5, 2002
There has been a subtle chord shift in the cheering that greets Pete Sampras when he walks onto the court at the U.S. Open, an undertone of entreaty. If he were a musician, people would be holding up lit matches in a wistful request for an encore.
New Jersey may extinguish ‘Torch’
September 5, 2002
A New Jersey joke: “Why do people take an instant dislike to Sen. Robert Torricelli? To save time.” Douglas Forrester believes that Torricelli who has been hauled before the ethics committees of both houses of Congress is making New Jersey the butt of jokes. So on this day Forrester, corporate gray in his suit and temperament, is splashing through rain puddles, shaking Hispanic hands, trying to become the first Republican elected to the Senate from this state in 30 years. Forrester, 49, is a former seminarian challenging the man known as the Torch because he scorches opponents by (as one observer puts it) using “the temper tantrum as a communication tool.” Forrester says, “The idea that New Jersey is not normal needs to be dispelled.”
KU-based Kansas Applied Remote Sensing program uses satellite data to predict annual yields
September 5, 2002
Each spring and summer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recruits hundreds of experts to examine wheat fields and report estimated yields. Jude Kastens says he can do the same from the comfort of his office, with the help of a satellite.
Briefly
September 5, 2002
Famed covered bridge destroyed by fire Police believe gunman on way to White House Pageant title remains contested despite ruling Poisoning begins in snakehead pond
Death of 10-year-old girl raises questions, concerns
September 5, 2002
Little got in the way of 10-year-old Taylor Davison, the only girl on her football team.
Sebelius helps open Democratic Headquarters
September 5, 2002
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday evening rubbed elbows with her Douglas County supporters at the grand opening of the Douglas County Democratic Headquarters. During an interview, Sebelius avoided questions about whether she would back a tax increase to fund public education.
Candidates share goals, not means
September 5, 2002
The state’s two main candidates for governor, making their first joint appearance since last month’s primaries, promised Wednesday to protect public education but differed on how that goal could be reached. Democrat Kathleen Sebelius and Republican Tim Shallenburger spoke at a forum before the Johnson County Bar Assn.
Whale’s welfare point of concern as winter looms
September 5, 2002
A Norwegian whale expert’s suggestion to kill Keiko star of the “Free Willy” movies has outraged activists and the whale’s adoring fans.
Condemned: Graves approves demolition of Ohio Street properties
Neighbors may take legal action
September 5, 2002
Three houses in the Oread neighborhood can be destroyed to make room for Kansas University scholarship halls, Gov. Bill Graves announced Wednesday. Graves, in a letter to the Kansas state historic preservation officer, said he had determined there were no “feasible or prudent” alternatives to demolition of the century-old homes in the 1300 block of Ohio Street.
Work in December results in lush grass, new crown, but LHS football team still trying to recoup costs
September 5, 2002
Before this season, few people would have said the field at Haskell Stadium was fit for football games. They should see it now.
Raymond Boothe barely recognizable to family
September 5, 2002
The Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office called Lisa Boothe Tuesday morning to let her know that on Wednesday, her husband would be sent to Larned State Hospital for a 60-day psychiatric evaluation. If she wanted to see Raymond Boothe, they told her, she needed to come right away.
Briefcase
September 5, 2002
Construction spending ends downward trend Acting director named as Sherrer’s replacement Job prospects positive for Consolidated workers United bankruptcy uncertain, new chief says
Never enough
September 5, 2002
Storage space is at a premium in Douglas County offices. Is there a better way to deal with the problem than simply building more buildings? As any homeowner knows, it’s almost impossible to have too much storage space. No matter how much you have, it always seems you could use some more.
Researchers turn to eye in sky for crop conditions
KU-based Kansas Applied Remote Sensing program uses satellite data to predict annual yields
September 5, 2002
Each spring and summer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recruits hundreds of experts to examine wheat fields and report estimated yields. Jude Kastens says he can do the same from the comfort of his office, with the help of a satellite.
Piglet in Rantoul living a dog’s life
September 5, 2002
It’s like a Disney movie come to life. A Franklin County farmer’s terrier, in the mold of Disney’s “Babe,” has been suckling a runt pig along with its own litter of puppies.
Immigrant education ruling gains support
Shallenburger says he backs law of land on access to schooling
September 5, 2002
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger said Wednesday that he supported “the law of the land” that guarantees children of undocumented immigrants have access to a public school education. Shallenburger, the Kansas state treasurer, was asked his position on the matter last week and didn’t have an answer. “Ask me in about a week,” he had said.
Like it or not, linguist likes ‘like’
September 5, 2002
This is, like, way cool.
Analyst: Plant faces hard sale
Chamber official aims to market site for reuse
September 5, 2002
The future is bleak for Farmland Industries Inc.’s Lawrence nitrogen fertilizer plant, an industry analyst said Wednesday. “I doubt seriously that it will ever be sold,” said John Douglas, president of an Alabama consulting firm that serves the fertilizer industry.
Daily ticker
September 5, 2002
s slaying
September 5, 2002
Those who love Raymond Boothe knew he was in trouble in the days and hours leading up to 11-year-old Levi Boothe’s brutal death on the Kansas Turnpike. The day of the killing, Aug. 27, the boy’s mother even asked police in Cameron, where the family lived, to arrest her husband after he took their son from a Creston, Iowa, group home, then returned to Missouri to collect the couple’s other three children from his sister’s house.
Briefly
September 5, 2002
Reporters take knives onto 14 airline flights Palestinian exile condemned Anti-war activists plan march Tropical storm downgraded
Horoscopes
September 5, 2002
Weak argument
September 5, 2002
To the editor: In the vast scheme of things  my apologies to those Lawrencians who now have to commute to Olathe  it is hard to argue that losing LaGarde to an Olathe office park is really any loss at all. This “loss” certainly is not something that should motivate us to complete a project that will pilfer our landscape and pay no mind to the consequences of encouraging increased motor vehicle traffic in this area.
Sharkey services
September 5, 2002
Sharkey services
September 5, 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.
Poor planning
September 5, 2002
To the editor: Being a student at Free State High School, I feel the need to voice my opinion on Wal-Mart’s proposal to build a second location in the field across from Free State.
Poor planning
September 5, 2002
Offensive pitch
September 5, 2002
Eades services
September 5, 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 KU Med in Kansas City, Kan., from injuries received in a one-vehicle accident northeast of Oskaloosa.
Eades services
September 5, 2002
Drug marketing
September 5, 2002
Dog witness
September 5, 2002
Best bets
September 5, 2002
TODAY LAWRENCE
A true scholarship
September 5, 2002
To the editor: If Kansas University demolishes Oread neighborhood homes, the decision would be unfortunate. It would be even more unfortunate for the university to pull away from the community atmosphere of its original scholarship halls, Watkins and Miller.
6Sports video: The Jayhawks have a lot of room for improvement
September 5, 2002
After last week’s loss to Iowa State, Coach Mangino and his players are looking hard for ways to get better.
Chiefs’ Sims practices
September 5, 2002
A slimmed-down Ryan Sims finally went through his first practice Wednesday after agreeing not to seek damages if the Kansas City Chiefs are found guilty of collusion.
New surface at Haskell Stadium earns coaches’ kudos
Work in December results in lush grass, new crown, but LHS football team still trying to recoup costs
September 5, 2002
Before this season, few people would have said the field at Haskell Stadium was fit for football games. They should see it now.
Venus joins sister in semis
Seles ousted by Williams, 6-2, 6-3, at U.S. Open
September 5, 2002
Leave it to Venus Williams to reduce a U.S. Open quarterfinal against Monica Seles to something akin to a practice session.
Dukes moving to KCK
September 5, 2002
An independent minor league baseball team will relocate here and play in a $15 million, 4,500-seat stadium to be built near Kansas Speedway.
Moments of silence, observances to be held
September 5, 2002
All major league baseball night games on Sept. 11 will pause at 9:11 p.m. local time for a moment of silence in remembrance of last year’s terrorist attacks.
Free State setting sights on elusive state title
September 5, 2002
With three sub-state titles in the last four years, and a Sunflower League title last season, it would seem the next step for the Free State High volleyball team would be a state championship. Saturday’s season opener at the Johnson County Community College Tournament in Overland Park will be a good gauge for just that. It’s one of the tougher tournaments around, with Overland Park Aquinas, the defending Class 6A state champ, 6A runner-up Shawnee Mission North and perennial 5A power Shawnee Miege among those competing.
Jayhawks’ Floodman ‘day-by-day’
Mangino being patient with injured linebacker
September 5, 2002
Banks Floodman suited up for football practice for the second day in a row Wednesday, but there’s still no word on whether Kansas University’s sophomore linebacker will suit up for Saturday night’s game at Nevada-Las Vegas. “We had him doing some things out there today,” coach Mark Mangino said after a workout on the practice fields behind Anschutz Pavilion. “It’s kind of a day-by-day issue.”
U.S. stunned
Americans ‘embarrassed’ in 87-80 loss
September 5, 2002
The basketball universe changed forever Wednesday night. The most powerful nation in the history of the sport lost a game. Argentina pulled off a victory that until recently was considered nearly impossible, defeating the United States 87-80 in the World Championships.
A’s rally in ninth to set AL record
Oakland wins 20th straight on Hatteberg’s homer
September 5, 2002
The Oakland Athletics set an AL record by winning their 20th straight game in the most improbable way blowing an 11-run lead before Scott Hatteberg homered in the bottom of the ninth to beat Kansas City, 12-11, Wednesday night. A streak filled with dramatic finishes grew even longer thanks to Hatteberg’s theatrics.
Corn, sorghum harvest begins
Drought-stressed crops dominate throughout state
September 5, 2002
Kansas farmers have started cutting their earliest spring-planted corn, with the drought-stressed corn doing as poorly as expected in areas where it has not already been cut for silage.
Kansas City’s BMA Tower designated a landmark
September 5, 2002
A 19-story office building that once won national architectural acclaim has been listed as a federal historic landmark.
K.C. family foundation gives to KU expansion
September 5, 2002
A Kansas City family foundation has donated $3 million toward expansion at Kansas University’s Edwards Campus, KU officials announced.
Attorney decries INS’ treatment of foreign students
September 5, 2002
Every month a few international students in Kansas are jailed for minor visa violations, a Wichita-area immigration lawyer says.
Hundreds take their ‘taste’
1,700 people show at chamber’s annual fall salute to educators
September 5, 2002
No one went hungry Wednesday at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s annual fall mixer, Taste of Lawrence. That’s no small feat, considering more than 1,700 people flocked to the always-popular social outing on the lawn of Meadowbrook Apartments. They were lured by food from burgers and pizza to gourmet cuisine served by 30 area restaurants and a chance to mingle with old friends and new as they waited in lines to load their plates.
On the record
September 5, 2002
KU still ranked a ‘best buy’
Officials say tuition increase won’t affect university’s bargain status
September 5, 2002
Kansas University again has been ranked a “best buy” by a national college directory. The tuition figures used by “Fiske’s Guide to Colleges” were from the 1999-2000 school year before the university increased its tuition rates leaving KU’s “best buy” status in doubt for the future.
Local briefs
September 5, 2002
Automobile catches fire in downtown alley FSHS report of assault determined to be false Activists to protest possible attack on Iraq ‘Twins’ comic to end
Committee in Canadian Parliament recommends legalizing marijuana
September 5, 2002
A parliamentary committee called for legalizing marijuana use among adults, increasing pressure on the government to shift drug laws away from the zero-tolerance policy of the United States.
Gene therapy allows boy to leave bubble
September 5, 2002
The remnants of lunch were on Wilco Conradi’s rosy cheeks when the 2-year-old grabbed a large ice cream and ran back to the table.
Reports give run-down on exercise
September 5, 2002
Walking is as good as running when it comes to reducing a middle-aged woman’s risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, according to the results of a large study sponsored by the federal government.
NYC losses may hit $95 billion
September 5, 2002
The economic impact of the World Trade Center attack could reach $95 billion and cost 83,000 jobs in New York, according to a report by the city’s financial manager.
LHS girls’ tennis splits matches
September 5, 2002
Lawrence High’s girls tennis team split a pair of matches Wednesday, beating Leavenworth, 4-0, but losing to Shawnee Mission North, 3-1.
Our town sports
September 5, 2002
Strikers Go 1-2: Lawrence Strikers U-18 soccer went 1-2 in the Midwest All-Girls Tournament last weekend at Heritage Park in Olathe. The Strikers beat KC Omega, 4-2, behind Rebekah Berkley’s three goals. Emilie Humbarger also scored and Abby Schuh, playing goalkeeper for the first time, had seven saves.
Wildfires destroy homes, threaten power lines
September 5, 2002
Dozens of buildings were in ruins Wednesday as two Southern California wildfires burned across 20,000 acres, and authorities closely watched major power lines near one of the blazes.
Surviving children remember leaving brother
September 5, 2002
Levi Boothe was still alive the night of Aug. 27 when his father left him in a ditch beside the Kansas Turnpike, according to the boy’s mother. Lisa Boothe said that’s what she was told by 11-year-old Levi’s surviving brother and sisters, who were along for the ride the night police say Raymond Boothe, 34, stabbed his son with a pair of needle-nose pliers and left the boy for dead on the turnpike east of Lawrence.
Arabs tell Iraq to allow inspectors back
September 5, 2002
Hoping to find a way out of the Iraq crisis, Arab ministers urged Baghdad on Wednesday to negotiate a return of weapons inspectors and warned Washington that an attack to oust Saddam Hussein would spark unrest across the Middle East.
Hecklers interrupt Powell as he defends U.S. record
September 5, 2002
Unfurling banners and shouting “Shame on Bush,” dozens of activists at the World Summit heckled Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday as he defended America’s record on the environment and helping the developing world. Thirteen activists were dragged from the room.
Justice Department warned LSU of researcher
September 5, 2002
Dr. Steven J. Hatfill’s firing from Louisiana State University came after the Justice Department ordered the school not to use him on projects funded by grants from the agency, which has called Hatfill a “person of interest” in the anthrax attacks. Hatfill’s supervisor, Steven Guillot, received an e-mail Aug. 1 directing him to “immediately cease and desist” from using Hatfill on the projects, LSU spokesman Gene Sands said Wednesday.
Playwright Arthur Miller finally gets to accept prize
September 5, 2002
Calling the arts “a highway into the soul of the people,” playwright Arthur Miller accepted an international prize, an honor deferred once by Sept. 11 and a second time by the illness of his late wife.
Kelly crowned ‘American Idol’
TV viewers vote Texan tops of the pop-star wannabes
September 5, 2002
Kelly Clarkson, a cocktail waitress from Texas whose signature song was Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” was judged America’s next pop star Wednesday by the viewers of “American Idol.”
6News video: Students react to demolition of Oread homes
September 5, 2002
Neighbors of the condenmed homes are unhappy with Governor Graves’ decision.
KU releases women’s hoops slate
September 5, 2002
A two-game trip to California and the annual Jayhawk Classic highlight the 2002-2003 Kansas University women’s basketball schedule.
6News video: Raymond Boothe’s history gives clues
September 5, 2002
Lawrence Journal-World reporter Dave Ranney has investigated the history of Raymond Boothe.
Congress will be consulted on Iraq
Bush vows to seek approval before taking action against Saddam
September 5, 2002
President Bush promised Wednesday to seek Congress’ approval for “whatever is necessary” to oust Saddam Hussein, including using military force, as the White House considered giving Iraq a last-ditch ultimatum over weapons inspectors. House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Congress would vote before the Nov. 5 elections on how to deal with the Iraqi president, ensuring that Iraq is a high-profile issue in the campaign for control of the House and Senate.
Mother tried to stop tragedy
Attempts to contain deranged father were too late to prevent boy’s slaying
September 5, 2002
Those who love Raymond Boothe knew he was in trouble in the days and hours leading up to 11-year-old Levi Boothe’s brutal death on the Kansas Turnpike. The day of the killing, Aug. 27, the boy’s mother even asked police in Cameron, where the family lived, to arrest her husband after he took their son from a Creston, Iowa, group home, then returned to Missouri to collect the couple’s other three children from his sister’s house.
Judge issues restraining order barring Hershey sale
September 5, 2002
A judge Wednesday blocked any plans to sell Hershey Foods after state officials warned the move could lead to major layoffs in the hometown of the nation’s largest candy maker.
Prosecutor plans to file new charges in WorldCom case
September 5, 2002
Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they expect to file new charges and possibly name new defendants in the burgeoning WorldCom accounting investigation. Assistant U.S. Atty. David Anders told U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Jones that he intends to file another indictment in the case that has already branded five WorldCom executives as conspirators in the largest accounting scandal in U.S. history.
Boeing doesn’t budge on contract offer
September 5, 2002
Boeing Co. officials emerged from a 5 1/2-hour session with federal mediators Wednesday and said they “remain committed to their best and final” offer made to the machinists union last week. “We’ll see where we go from here,” Boeing spokesman Jerry Calhoun said, refusing to take questions from reporters. Officials were returning to Seattle immediately.
Daily ticker
September 5, 2002
But seriously folks, stand-ups are back
September 5, 2002
Because many stand-up comedians are the town criers of society, there was never any doubt that the events of Sept. 11 would affect what they did and said on the stage.
Chicago croons on ‘By Request’
September 5, 2002
Here’s a trivia question: Which number is higher, the number of Super Bowls or the number of albums by Chicago? I don’t know the answer, and I don’t want to know, since I remember both the first Super Bowl in 1967 and the first Chicago Transit Authority album in 1968, and both facts make me feel pretty darn old. Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?
Agency offers tips on seeking health care
September 5, 2002
The government has been tracking the increase in medical errors and has come up with a list of tips for people seeking care from health providers.
Season begins in N.Y.
Giants-49ers game caps day of tributes, festivities
September 5, 2002
This is no ordinary season opener for the NFL.
Super Bowl champions open as underdog at home
September 5, 2002
The oddsmakers have given Bill Belichick another way to fire up the New England Patriots. His Super Bowl champions are 2-point underdogs to Pittsburgh AT HOME in their season opener Monday night.
Reed shuts out Seattle through eight
Pitcher helps Twins take season series from Mariners for first time since 1992
September 5, 2002
When the Minnesota Twins needed to get out of their funk, Rick Reed’s big-game experience showed.
Correction
September 5, 2002