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Jayhawks unlucky in Vegas: UNLV 31, KU 20
September 7, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 1:28 a.m.) For just over nine minutes in the first half, Kansas had a football team. Back-to-back drives of 80 and 67 yards yielded a field goal and the first touchdown of the Mark Mangino era. Overall, the Jayhawks showed improvement over last week, but the rest of this game was simply awful. Kansas was the only Big 12 team to lose Saturday.
Rudolf Karl Bock
September 7, 2002
Merriam  Services for Rudolf Karl Bock, 82, Overland Park, will be at 10 a.m. today at Charter Funerals, Merriam. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Bock died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, in Overland Park.
Howard H. Thoren
September 7, 2002
Graveside services for Howard H. Thoren, 80, Eudora, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Thoren died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Duaine C. Else
September 7, 2002
Ottawa  Military graveside services for Duaine C. Else, 65, Anderson, Mo., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Else died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at his home.
Expos’ former minority owners vow to fight move
September 7, 2002
Don’t count on going to a new Washington team’s home opener against the Mets in April: A lawyer for the Montreal Expos’ former minority owners promises a court fight if baseball tries to move the team.
Area Roundup: Pyle pushes Eudora past Prairie View; DeSoto downs Immac
September 7, 2002
Andrew Pyle rushed for 180 yards and five touchdowns on 27 carries in new coach Gregg Webb’s offense, and Eudora High opened its football season with a 39-12 rout of Prairie View.
Mill Valley hammers Perry, 45-14
September 7, 2002
Perry-Lecompton High football coach Mike Paramore best summed up Friday’s season-opening game with Mill Valley. “They took it to us,” he said. “They were very good on the ground, and we didn’t execute too well on either side of the ball.”
U.S. overcomes Puerto Rico, 84-74
America to meet Spain in fifth-place game tonight in Indianapolis
September 7, 2002
For the first time in three days, the U.S. team did not lose. Former Kansas forward Paul Pierce and Jermaine O’Neal scored 15 points apiece as the United States defeated Puerto Rico, 84-74, on Friday night in a classification round game at the World Championships.
Armed pilot plan under fire
Foreign airlines dislike U.S. proposal
September 7, 2002
Foreign-owned airlines, noting that many countries don’t allow handguns, criticized a U.S. plan to let commercial airline pilots carry weapons in the cockpit. The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to arm pilots after the Bush administration dropped its opposition. The House voted 310-113 in July for a similar plan.
INS to begin tracking visitors from Middle East
September 7, 2002
Already swamped with more than 800,000 change-of-address forms from noncitizens, the Immigration and Naturalization Service Friday said it would begin fingerprinting and photographing visitors from five Middle Eastern countries next week.
ABC tests U.S. border security by smuggling case of uranium
September 7, 2002
While some news organizations have tried to sneak material through airport screeners, ABC News thought bigger: the network smuggled depleted uranium into New York.
Californian positive for West Nile virus
September 7, 2002
A California woman has tested positive for the West Nile virus in what could be the first human case contracted in the western United States, health officials said Friday in announcing preliminary test results.
Students can win scholarships at first home game
September 7, 2002
For the second consecutive year, the Kansas University Endowment Association will give away 25 scholarships worth $1,000 each to Kansas University students attending a KU football game.
Sisters win in semis
Venus, Serena on tap tonight for Open title
September 7, 2002
The U.S. Open title will stay in the Williams family. Serena and older sister Venus won their semifinals Friday, setting up their third straight meeting in a Grand Slam final.
White House to lobby key countries for action on Iraq
September 7, 2002
Firmly opposed to a military strike against Iraq, the leaders of Russia, France and China agreed Friday to President Bush’s personal appeal to hear the U.S. case against Saddam Hussein but gave no sign they would bend to it.
On the record
September 7, 2002
Haskell to open on road tonight
September 7, 2002
Eric Brock will make his debut as head football coach at Haskell tonight when the Fightin’ Indians tangle with McPherson College at 6 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium.
Jayhawk golfers 10th
September 7, 2002
Kansas University’s golf team tied for 10th out of 19 teams after the first day of the Bay Tree Classic. KU senior Jill MacDonald shot 78 to tie for 30th. Kendall Schwerman and Tiffany Woods each shot 79 to tie for 44th.
KU volleyball wins
September 7, 2002
Kansas University’s volleyball team defeated Morehead State 30-24, 30-26, 30-19 on Friday.
KU to run at Rim Rock
Today’s Timmons Invitational serves as only home meet
September 7, 2002
Historic, scenic Rim Rock Farm is the site of today’s Bob Timmons Invitational, Kansas University’s only home meet of the cross country season. “It’s a tough course,” said KU senior Eve Lamborn. “It has a lot of hills. But it’s fun to run, because it’s got a little bit more character and not just another golf course.”
Browns’ Couch doubtful
September 7, 2002
Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Tim Couch probably will not play Sunday, while running back William Green will be ready.
Duaine C. Else
September 7, 2002
Howard H. Thoren
September 7, 2002
Citigroup nears settlement on lending practices
September 7, 2002
Citigroup Inc. and government regulators said Friday they are close to a $200 million settlement of claims that one of the banking giant’s companies manipulated people into buying overpriced mortgages and credit insurance.
Hooters owner plans to buy assets of Vanguard
September 7, 2002
The owner of the Hooters restaurant chain plans to buy the assets of bankrupt Vanguard Airlines Inc., his attorney said Friday. The new airline will be called Hooters Air Inc. and may use the Hooters name and distinctive orange coloring, said A.J. Block, the Atlanta-based attorney for Hooters of America chairman Robert H. Brooks.
Jobless rate hits 5-month low
Labor Department report eases fears of double-dip recession
September 7, 2002
Easing fears of a dip back into recession, the nation’s unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to a five-month low in August as companies added jobs for a fourth straight month. The jobless rate dropped to 5.7 percent last month, down from July’s 5.9 percent and the lowest since March, the Labor Department reported Friday.
Local Briefs
September 7, 2002
Quilt show this weekend Scholarship: Higuchi research awards winners announced
9-11 flag etiquette proves elusive
September 7, 2002
As the nation prepares to mark the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, mixed signals about how to fly the American flag Wednesday are unfurling among federal, city and county offices.
Senior Sands miffed by ISU showing
Offensive lineman and senior co-captain from Iowa says, ‘There was no excuse for the way we played’
September 7, 2002
Perhaps no one suffered more mental anguish following Kansas University’s season-opening football defeat than Justin Sands. Sands, a fifth-year senior offensive tackle and team co-captain, is a native of Iowa, and the lopsided 45-3 loss at Iowa State left a bitter taste.
Whittemore gets his chance
New starting quarterback hopes to spark KU offense
September 7, 2002
Bill Whittemore has started football games on the high school, Division I-AA and junior college levels. Tonight, Whittemore will finally get his shot as a starter in a major-college game when Kansas University travels to Nevada-Las Vegas.
Oklahoma pastor under fire over universal salvation
September 7, 2002
The Rev. Carlton Pearson, the high-profile pastor of Higher Dimensions Family Church and a Grammy-nominated singer, is under fire from fellow evangelicals for teaching that most everyone will be saved, even those who do not accept Jesus Christ.
Under God’ causes outrage across country
September 7, 2002
“One nation under God.” That phrase isn’t part of the Constitution, and may not be constitutional in the Pledge of Allegiance, but Americans have made it clear those four words embody their feelings toward the nation no matter what the courts say.
4-H and FCE News
September 7, 2002
Military News
September 7, 2002
Anniversaries
September 7, 2002
Club News
September 7, 2002
Abortion divides candidates
Governor hopefuls voted opposites as legislators, but neither say it’s a campaign issue
September 7, 2002
When Kathleen Sebelius and Tim Shallenburger served together in the Kansas House, they canceled out each other’s votes on abortion. Shallenburger voted with abortion opponents, supporting tougher clinic regulation, restrictions on late-term procedures, parental notification, and a waiting period between counseling by a doctor and the procedure.
Engagements
September 7, 2002
Scam targets immigrants in southwest Kansas
September 7, 2002
A scam artist posing as an attorney bilked two immigrants out of $1,000 and disappeared with their Social Security and resident cards, authorities said. The incident, reported Wednesday, prompted a public warning from the Finney County Sheriff’s Department.
Drought dampens fair entries
September 7, 2002
It is aptly called the Pride of Kansas Building, the place where the state’s agricultural industry takes center stage. This is where visitors to the Kansas State Fair can find the famed butter sculptures, as well as this year’s record-breaking watermelon that weighs in at 184 1/2 pounds.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
September 7, 2002
Other options
September 7, 2002
Animal issues
September 7, 2002
Set an example
September 7, 2002
Curb sought on use of student credit cards
September 7, 2002
More college students are overusing credit cards, academics and policy makers said this week as they urged Congress to do something about the problem.
Former Topeka police officer to face trial for fatal crash
September 7, 2002
A fired Topeka police officer whose squad car went through a stop sign and hit a truck, killing its driver, will be tried on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. Shawnee County District Judge Eric Rosen issued his ruling Thursday and set Michael D. Cruse’s trial for Nov. 4.
New York plays host to Congress
Joint House-Senate meeting pays homage to Sept. 11 victims
September 7, 2002
In a pilgrimage to the scene of the nation’s deadliest terrorist assault, Congress paid homage Friday to this stricken metropolis and returned to its own roots with an extraordinary meeting in lower Manhattan to mark the approaching anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
K-State vs. Louisiana-Monroe: Kansas State linebacker Buhl small in stature, big on impact
September 7, 2002
Not even plates full of pancakes and peanut butter would work. Since his arrival at Kansas State three years ago, Josh Buhl and the Kansas State football training staff have done everything short of reverse liposuction to get the lanky linebacker to gain weight.
Illinois might cut all death sentences
Governor: Commuting punishment to life an all-or-nothing proposition
September 7, 2002
Gov. George Ryan, who has already put executions in Illinois on hold, said Friday he is strongly considering commuting all death row inmates’ sentences to life in prison. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board said this week it would review requests from 157 inmates who filed clemency petitions and recommend any changes to the governor.
People
September 7, 2002
It’s music to Carey’s ears North touts book on the road Budget cuts prompt resignation Brown talks America to Brits
Unusual mix of cases on hold during Supreme Court break
September 7, 2002
Every day the Supreme Court receives formal legal briefs that cost thousands of dollars just to print. Then there’s the larger group of homemade appeals, sometimes scrawled on torn-out notebook paper or held together with duct tape, making pleas that range from touching to odd.
New BR549 members change band’s dynamics
September 7, 2002
It’s been a time of uncertainty and quite a bit of excitement for BR549, the Nashville, Tenn., stalwarts known for incendiary live shows that feature country standards and the band’s own riotous hillbilly offerings.
Hitler’s art on display
September 7, 2002
The images of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich forever will be linked with evil. The menace of the swastika, the perfect but intimidating columns of marching Nazi soldiers.
Earthquake strikes Sicily
September 7, 2002
The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook the island of Sicily early Friday, injuring three people and damaging the Parliament building and a church. Italian news reports said two elderly people died of heart attacks as a result of the quake.
CU vs. San Diego State: Brown eager to play
September 7, 2002
Just days after he fumbled three times in Colorado’s loss to Colorado State, Chris Brown received some good news: he only fumbled twice. In the record books, Brown’s statistics will be changed to 21 carries for 94 yards, a touchdown and two fumbles in last Saturday’s 19-14 defeat.
Oklahoma vs. Alabama: Griffin key to OU offense
September 7, 2002
Oklahoma tailback Quentin Griffin can be as elusive off the field as he is on. Griffin ran for a career-high 237 yards in the second-ranked Sooners’ opening game against Tulsa last week, and as a result was among the handful of players scheduled to appear at coach Bob Stoops’ weekly news conference Tuesday.
Farris finally makes it to Pittsburgh
Texas A&M quarterback once was Pirates’ farmhand
September 7, 2002
Mark Farris finally gets to play in Pittsburgh today, only the setting and the sport won’t be what he might have expected eight years ago. Instead of playing nine innings, he’ll be playing four quarters. Or at least he hopes he’ll be playing four quarters, because Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum might have a different idea.
Turnovers doom Tonganoxie
September 7, 2002
The pass was mightier than the run Friday. While Wamego High concentrated on connecting through the air, Tonganoxie showed the same commitment to the rush in the football season opener for both schools.
6News video report: Downtown Lawrence store selling movie stars hippo
September 7, 2002
6News reports on the Lawrence store, The Variety Store, that is selling the skeleton of silent movie star Tom Mix’s hippopotamus.
6News video report: School board members must find way to make up for budget shortfall
September 7, 2002
6News reports on the decisions that face the Lawrence School board to make up for a $600,000 state budget shortfall.
Game, gaming attract KU fans
September 7, 2002
A large flock of Jayhawk faithful has taken wing to attend tonight’s Kansas University football game at Nevada-Las Vegas  if ticket sales are any indication. “We’ve gone through approximately 1,600 tickets,” Diana Grover, director of ticket sales, said Thursday. “We’re getting ready to ask for 100 more.”
9-11 flag etiquette proves elusive
September 7, 2002
As the nation prepares to mark the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, mixed signals about how to fly the American flag Wednesday are unfurling among federal, city and county offices.
Briefly
September 7, 2002
London: Official warns of threat on Sept. 11 anniversary Afghanistan: Karzai says nation stable despite assassination try
6Sports video report: Jayhawks visit to Vegas all business
September 7, 2002
6Sports reports on the preparations the KU football team is making for its first visit to UNLV.
6Sports video report: Firebirds make it past Shawnee Mission Northwest
September 7, 2002
6Sports reports on the Free State Firebirds’ football season opener against Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Mill Valley hammers Perry, 45-14
September 7, 2002
Perry-Lecompton High football coach Mike Paramore best summed up Friday’s season-opening game with Mill Valley. “They took it to us,” he said. “They were very good on the ground, and we didn’t execute too well on either side of the ball.”
Deadsy introduces ‘undercore’
Deadsy - The Bottleneck, Lawrence, Kan. - 09/06/2002
September 7, 2002
By Michael Newman Though the sell-out crowd that turned the Bottleneck in downtown Lawrence into a steam bath Friday night mainly came to hear headliner Taproot, flavor-of-the-month rap-rockers, it was supporting act Deadsy that offered something interesting and who might still be doing so six months from now.
National League Roundup: Andy beats Alan in battle of Beneses
September 7, 2002
This sibling rivalry was no contest. Andy Benes came within one out of a shutout and contributed to younger brother Alan’s early exit with two hits during an 11-run third inning as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Chicago 11-2 Friday night.
Free State nips SM Northwest, 31-28
September 7, 2002
Free State High quarterback Matt Berner never saw the play happen. He was flat on his back trying to pry off the defender that had just buried Berner in the grass. If the Free State senior could have scrambled to his feet, he would have seen junior Dain Dillingham snag Berner’s lob pass away from Shawnee Mission Northwest defender Ryan Stuart and run 69 yards untouched to the end zone for what would be the game-winning touchdown.
Wiener race under fire
September 7, 2002
An animal-rights group wants the Milwaukee Brewers to expand their traditional wiener race by adding a vegetarian sausage.
Debate rages about playing on 9-11
September 7, 2002
John Franco stacked medical supplies and Joe McEwing drove a forklift. They worked side-by-side with other New York Mets wearing “FDNY” and “NYPD” caps in the parking lot at Shea Stadium, a staging area for the relief effort at ground zero.
Seattle smacks Kansas City - Mariners 14, Royals 7
M’s Martinez homers, scores three times in road rout
September 7, 2002
Bret Boone knows this could be a make-or-break road trip for the Seattle Mariners if they want to remain in playoff contention. Boone drove in three runs, and Edgar Martinez homered and scored three times as the Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 14-7 Friday night.
Quarter slot machine yields record $8.4 million
September 7, 2002
The newest millionaire on Bishop Street arrived home about 1 a.m. Friday, still in shock. Miguel Herrera had put a quarter in the slots in Laughlin, Nev., on this 70th birthday 48 hours earlier, and when the wheels stopped turning he had $8.4 million reportedly the biggest payout ever for a 25-cent machine.
Willie Nelson cancels Sandstone appearance
September 7, 2002
Willie Nelson has canceled four concerts after being treated for a broken blood vessel in his nose. Nelson was treated Thursday in Lincoln, Neb. He is expected to rejoin the tour within the next week, his record company said Friday.
Rudolf Karl Bock
September 7, 2002
Daily Ticker
September 7, 2002
Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks deals
September 7, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.34 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154.
Universities must be accountable to justify public support
September 7, 2002
It’s clear one of the primary issues in the Kansas gubernatorial contest is how each candidate proposes to meet the fiscal needs of education in light of the state’s severe revenue shortfall.
Churches to have remembrance services
September 7, 2002
Several places of worship will have Sept. 11 remembrance services on Wednesday. Here’s a list of services:
Nation united at Promontory
September 7, 2002
This isn’t Oakland, where there is no there. This is Promontory Summit, where there is no here. Because, in truth, there is no town of Promontory Summit. It’s simply a description of a place. The population is one or two, if you include Rick Wilson’s cat.
A quality event
September 7, 2002
When introspection becomes an industry
September 7, 2002
A plane flies low across the city as I walk to work this sky-blue September morning. I look up as I always do now. It has become automatic since Flight 11 and Flight 175 left my airport on their suicidal, homicidal, mission.
9-11 reflections take stage in N.Y.
Actors explore tragedy’s legacy
September 7, 2002
With Broadway mostly dark this Sept. 11 in remembrance of the more than 3,000 people who were killed in last year’s terrorist attacks, other New York stages will fill the void with performances exploring the emotional resonance of that day.
Norwegian officials ban contact with ‘Free Willy’
Human intervention ruins whale’s chances at survival, experts say
September 7, 2002
Norwegian officials on Friday barred people from getting near Keiko the killer whale, hoping to protect the star of the “Free Willy” movies from hordes of fans he appears to enjoy.
Artists bring wares to festival
More than 100 exhibitors expected Sunday in South Park
September 7, 2002
Jay and Ingrid Alexander describe themselves as maverick artists. They care less about securing commissions and are driven to create the sculptures and paintings that spring from their souls and imaginations.
Festival fun fills weekend calendar
September 7, 2002
Several festivals are offered this weekend, including the Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, the Kansas City Blues and Heritage Festival, the Jam Grass Festival, the Greek Festival and the Renaissance Festival.
Judge: Dad must quit having kids or go to prison
September 7, 2002
Father any more children in the next five years and you’ll risk going to prison, a judge told a convicted deadbeat dad on Friday.
Dorothy I. Lehew
September 7, 2002
Services for Dorothy I. Lehew, 89, Baldwin, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Hillsdale Cemetery. Mrs. Lehew died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LHS survives pesky Pioneers, 34-20
September 7, 2002
It was getting to be repetitive. All night, Lawrence High senior Chris Fulton was half a step from sacking Leavenworth quarterback Josh Smith, only to have the 6-foot-5, 220-pound senior shake a tackle or elude Fulton at the last second.
Wildcats to feature wide-open attack in opener at Evangel
September 7, 2002
What’s new with Baker University’s football team? Plenty. Liston Stadium, the Wildcats’ home field, has a new press box, new locker rooms, 872 chairback seats (late of Arrowhead Stadium) and a new Bermuda grass field.
Haskell to open on road tonight
September 7, 2002
Eric Brock will make his debut as head football coach at Haskell tonight when the Fightin’ Indians tangle with McPherson College at 6 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium.
Free State nips SM Northwest, 31-28
September 7, 2002
Free State High quarterback Matt Berner never saw the play happen. He was flat on his back trying to pry off the defender that had just buried Berner in the grass. If the Free State senior could have scrambled to his feet, he would have seen junior Dain Dillingham snag Berner’s lob pass away from Shawnee Mission Northwest defender Ryan Stuart and run 69 yards untouched to the end zone for what would be the game-winning touchdown.
Cat burglar? Missing felines stir mystery in city neighborhood
September 7, 2002
One by one, the pampered cats in Sue Ralston’s neighborhood have been disappearing without a trace. “We know of five cats in a three-block area that have turned up missing since July,” said Ralston, who with her husband, Jim, lives near 26th Street and Lawrence Avenue.
Warm and decent
September 7, 2002
Could “Greek Wedding” send a signal to film-makers about public preferences? It is terribly interesting that more often than not movies that are reasonably clean and decent fare better at the box offices than the violent and sleazy productions.
Attacks changed spiritual lives
September 7, 2002
The first Sunday after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, something striking could be seen taking place in Lawrence churches. In houses of worship across the city, pews were filled near capacity.
September 7, 2002
Perhaps no one suffered more mental anguish following Kansas University’s season-opening football defeat than Justin Sands. Sands, a fifth-year senior offensive tackle and team co-captain, is a native of Iowa, and the lopsided 45-3 loss at Iowa State left a bitter taste.
McDonald, Mather kings of QB club
September 7, 2002
Not long back, stablemate Chuck Woodling touched on the golden days of the Lawrence Quarterback Club, when the likes of Frank McDonald, Jack Mitchell and Chuck Mather produced so many slap-thigh, rub-gut sessions on Monday nights.
Universities must be accountable to justify public support
September 7, 2002
It’s clear one of the primary issues in the Kansas gubernatorial contest is how each candidate proposes to meet the fiscal needs of education in light of the state’s severe revenue shortfall.
Briefly
September 7, 2002
Jerusalem: Israel clears soldiers in 12 Palestinian deaths Romania: Prime minister says orphans sold online Sweden: Suspect ordered held Iran: Missile test a success
s Timmons Invitational serves as only home meet
September 7, 2002
Historic, scenic Rim Rock Farm is the site of today’s Bob Timmons Invitational, Kansas University’s only home meet of the cross country season. “It’s a tough course,” said KU senior Eve Lamborn. “It has a lot of hills. But it’s fun to run, because it’s got a little bit more character and not just another golf course.”
s heyday
September 7, 2002
Nothing quite says “America” like a cowboy and his hippo. Now Lawrence has a little piece of that Americana. The skeleton of Bonton, a 3,600-pound hippopotamus ridden in circuses by early screen cowboy Tom Mix, is for sale at a Massachusetts Street antiques store. The price tag: $20,000.
Pendleton hopes project boosts revenues for agriculture producers
September 7, 2002
Pickled asparagus has helped rural Lawrence residents John and Karen Pendleton remain on their farm for the past 20 years. Karen Pendleton said their atypical product was a classic example of value-added agriculture, and now she hopes to help other Kansas farmers do the same.
September 7, 2002
Freeze district hiring. Eliminate sports programs. Stop buying textbooks. Those and other ideas will be floated Monday as the Lawrence school board begins trimming at least another $664,000 from the district’s 2002-2003 budget.
Cinema series focuses on work of Africans
September 7, 2002
“Contemporary African Cinema,” an independent film and video series, will be offered at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St. The events, at 7 p.m., are free.
Jury: Brothers murdered father, set house on fire
Adult suspect acquitted
September 7, 2002
A jury convicted 13- and 14-year-old brothers Friday of murdering their sleeping father and then setting fire to their home in hopes of covering up the crime. Hours later, it was announced that a second jury had acquitted a family friend of the same slaying.
American League Roundup: Twins halt A’s streak, 6-0
September 7, 2002
Their winning streak stopped at 20 games, the Oakland Athletics still have the AL West race to worry about. Shut out by Brad Radke, the A’s fell short of matching the second-longest winning streak in baseball history with a 6-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Friday night in a Metrodome filled with fans waving Homer Hankies.
Area farmer to lead value-added program
Pendleton hopes project boosts revenues for agriculture producers
September 7, 2002
Pickled asparagus has helped rural Lawrence residents John and Karen Pendleton remain on their farm for the past 20 years. Karen Pendleton said their atypical product was a classic example of value-added agriculture, and now she hopes to help other Kansas farmers do the same.
Cat burglar? Missing felines stir mystery in city neighborhood
September 7, 2002
One by one, the pampered cats in Sue Ralston’s neighborhood have been disappearing without a trace. “We know of five cats in a three-block area that have turned up missing since July,” said Ralston, who with her husband, Jim, lives near 26th Street and Lawrence Avenue.
Religion Briefs
September 7, 2002
St. John to discuss misconduct policies Corpus Christi to have breakfasts after masses Unity Church to celebrate Jewish holidays Mustard Seed to launch Children’s Church series Calvary Temple to honor grandparents at service First United Methodist looks for new members Lawrence Unitarian plans celebration Heartland Community to start spiritual series West Side Presbyterian offers class for members First Baptist reverend to begin series Lawrence Free Methodist fair set for Sunday Central United Methodist to offer Bible study Ives Chapel ready to begin Sunday School Good Shepherd begins education classes
Single parenting is challenge of lifetime
September 7, 2002
What encouragement can you offer to those of us who are single parents? Each day seems more difficult than the one before it. Can you help plead our case to those who don’t understand what we’re facing?
How to set a dinner table
September 7, 2002
There’s no single correct pattern for setting an elegant table, because how the table is set depends on what is being served and, therefore, what implements are needed.
Scouting News
September 7, 2002
Warm and decent
September 7, 2002
Could “Greek Wedding” send a signal to film-makers about public preferences? It is terribly interesting that more often than not movies that are reasonably clean and decent fare better at the box offices than the violent and sleazy productions.
Dorothy I. Lehew
September 7, 2002
Horoscopes
September 7, 2002
BU to unveil new offense tonight
Wildcats to feature wide-open attack in opener at Evangel
September 7, 2002
What’s new with Baker University’s football team? Plenty. Liston Stadium, the Wildcats’ home field, has a new press box, new locker rooms, 872 chairback seats (late of Arrowhead Stadium) and a new Bermuda grass field.
LHS survives pesky Pioneers, 34-20
September 7, 2002
It was getting to be repetitive. All night, Lawrence High senior Chris Fulton was half a step from sacking Leavenworth quarterback Josh Smith, only to have the 6-foot-5, 220-pound senior shake a tackle or elude Fulton at the last second.
Arrests said to foil plot against U.S. base
September 7, 2002
Tipped by U.S. authorities, German police arrested a Turkish man and his American fiancee for allegedly plotting to attack U.S. military bases in Heidelberg on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, German authorities said Friday.
More cuts under study at schools
Board members to consider midyear ‘budget corrections’
September 7, 2002
Freeze district hiring. Eliminate sports programs. Stop buying textbooks. Those and other ideas will be floated Monday as the Lawrence school board begins trimming at least another $664,000 from the district’s 2002-2003 budget.
World Council of Churches warns America on policy
September 7, 2002
The World Council of Churches called on the United States to “desist from any military threats against Iraq” and urged America’s allies not to join “pre-emptive military strikes against a sovereign state under the pretext of the ‘war on terrorism’.”
Weddings
September 7, 2002
Settlement reached in massacre of 11 Israelis at 1972 Olympics
September 7, 2002
Thirty years after the massacre of 11 Israelis by Palestinian gunmen at the Olympic Games, Germany announced Friday that relatives had accepted $2.98 million in compensation far less than the $29 million they demanded and without an apology.
Largest wildfire contained
September 7, 2002
The nation’s largest wildfire this year has been contained at nearly 500,000 acres about two months after it was ignited by lightning, but fire officials warn the fight isn’t over. It could be weeks before the blaze in southwestern Oregon and northern California is extinguished depending on how much rain falls, said fire spokeswoman Betty Higgins.
Sebelius, Shallenburger records on abortion summarized
September 7, 2002
Area Roundup: Pyle pushes Eudora past Prairie View
September 7, 2002
Andrew Pyle rushed for 180 yards and five touchdowns on 27 carries in new coach Gregg Webb’s offense, and Eudora High opened its football season with a 39-12 rout of Prairie View.
More than 100 exhibitors expected Sunday in South Park
September 7, 2002
Jay and Ingrid Alexander describe themselves as maverick artists. They care less about securing commissions and are driven to create the sculptures and paintings that spring from their souls and imaginations.
New starting quarterback hopes to spark KU offense
September 7, 2002
Bill Whittemore has started football games on the high school, Division I-AA and junior college levels. Tonight, Whittemore will finally get his shot as a starter in a major-college game when Kansas University travels to Nevada-Las Vegas.
6Sports video report: Lions run past Pioneers
September 7, 2002
6Sports reports on the football season opener for the Lawrence High Lions.
Business Briefcase
September 7, 2002
Mortgages to reward users of public transit Kansas City, Mo.: Aquila faces $2 million lawsuit for tax breaks Finances: Postal Service expects to post loss of $1 billion International: EU’s economic officials indicate slow growth
Briefly
September 7, 2002
Philadelphia: Pageant to recognize 2 Miss North Carolinas New Jersey: Teacher in sex case sentenced to prison Rhode Island: Judge sentences mayor to more than five years
Skeleton recalls cowboy’s heyday
September 7, 2002
Nothing quite says “America” like a cowboy and his hippo. Now Lawrence has a little piece of that Americana. The skeleton of Bonton, a 3,600-pound hippopotamus ridden in circuses by early screen cowboy Tom Mix, is for sale at a Massachusetts Street antiques store. The price tag: $20,000.
Leaps of faith
Attacks changed spiritual lives
September 7, 2002
The first Sunday after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, something striking could be seen taking place in Lawrence churches. In houses of worship across the city, pews were filled near capacity.
Briefly
September 7, 2002
Houston: Tropical Storm Fay could become hurricane Washington: Asteroid threat remote but real, experts say Washington: Personal watercraft allowed through season Los Angeles: Satellites begin mapping gravitational field
Briefly
September 7, 2002
Seattle: Boeing machinists end talks with mediator Montana: Hunter’s death raises ‘mad elk’ concerns Houston: Police chief steps down after indictment
Group prepares for Brown case’s 50-year mark
September 7, 2002
The Bush administration on Friday named a commission to mark the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that ended school segregation. The Brown v. Board of Education commission will meet Nov. 13 at Howard University in the nation’s capital to begin planning for the May 17, 2004, anniversary.
Around and about
September 7, 2002
McDonald, Mather kings of QB club
September 7, 2002
Not long back, stablemate Chuck Woodling touched on the golden days of the Lawrence Quarterback Club, when the likes of Frank McDonald, Jack Mitchell and Chuck Mather produced so many slap-thigh, rub-gut sessions on Monday nights.
Game, gaming attract KU fans
September 7, 2002
A large flock of Jayhawk faithful has taken wing to attend tonight’s Kansas University football game at Nevada-Las Vegas if ticket sales are any indication. “We’ve gone through approximately 1,600 tickets,” Diana Grover, director of ticket sales, said Thursday. “We’re getting ready to ask for 100 more.”