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Rural water line break leads to boil order
September 9, 2002
(Updated Monday at 1:57 p.m.) A boil order remains in effect for Rural Water District No. 4 in southeast Douglas County. The order was issued after one of the district’s main pipelines ruptured Sunday. Workers repaired the break Monday.
Rain, cooler weather in the forecast
September 9, 2002
(Updated Monday at 11:24 a.m.) The hot, dry spell that has lasted for 16 days might be ending soon chances of rain are in the forecast for Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
Community resource
September 9, 2002
The Douglas County Community Foundation is a resource more local groups should use. Lawrence’s Parks and Recreation Department isn’t the only local entity that could be making use of the Douglas County Community Foundation.
Wetland preservationists discuss strategies
September 9, 2002
For opponents of the South Lawrence Trafficway, a Sunday night meeting served as something of a last-minute pep talk  a chance to crystallize thoughts and figure out the best game plan.
Breithaupt services
September 9, 2002
Services for Donald Charles Breithaupt, 89, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Worden Cemetery, Worden. Mr. Breithaupt died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, in his home.
Trauma experts offer keys to coping on 9-11
September 9, 2002
The key to coping with the first anniversary of Sept. 11 is balancing images with information and fear with friendship, mental health experts recently advised.
Mabel Louise Myer
September 9, 2002
Services for Mabel Louise Myer, 100, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Baptist Temple. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt. Mrs. Myer died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
James M. Johnson Jr.
September 9, 2002
Baldwin  Services for James M. Johnson Jr., 84, Baldwin, will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Johnson died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LHS Player of week: Brandon McAnderson
September 9, 2002
Class: Senior HT: 6-0. WT: 210.
Briefly
September 9, 2002
Utah: No injuries reported as tornado destroys homes Texas: Overpass collapses in crash; truck driver’s son killed Australia: Quake damage assessed in Papua New Guinea India: Intense shelling resumes along Pakistan border
Briefly
September 9, 2002
New York City: TV network smuggles uranium into country Washington, D.C.: Artists aspire to design memorial at Pentagon New York City: Governor presents medals to Guardsmen Egypt: Bin Laden’s top aide a no-show at seminar
Briefly
September 9, 2002
Austria: Three leaders resign from far-right party Chile: Coup anniversary march erupts in violence Guatemala: Scientists find remains of civil war victims Nepal: Rebel attack kills 49 policemen
Briefly
September 9, 2002
Chicago: Study tallies drug errors made daily at hospitals New York City: Rudolph Giuliani’s mother dies at 92 Ohio: Four killed in collision at railroad crossing
Nettie M. Springer
September 9, 2002
Pleasanton  Services for Nettie M. Springer, 93, Carl Junction, Mo., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Coffel-Schneider-Torneden Chapel in Pleasanton. Burial will be at Pleasanton Cemetery. Mrs. Springer died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at National Healthcare in Joplin, Mo.
Firebirds to face Falcons on Thursday
September 9, 2002
It’s hard to believe, but not having two-a-days practices this season might have helped Free State High’s football team. Lawrence schools started Aug. 14, but the Kansas State High School Activities Assn. mandated that fall practices couldn’t start until the 19th.
Lions lose Seymour for 4-6 weeks
September 9, 2002
Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd knew coming into the season he’d have to rely on senior Brain Seymour for big plays if the Lions were to have a big season. Wedd will have to wait four to six weeks for those plays now.
Prairie Park Nature Center struck with racist, homophobic graffiti
September 9, 2002
Vandals targeted Prairie Park Nature Center over the weekend, spray-painting educational trail signs with racist and homophobic graffiti, the latest in a wave of damaging incidents at the park.
Bush not likely to break gridlock
September 9, 2002
When President Bush appealed to leaders of Congress last week for a show of bipartisanship to end the prospect of gridlock on major bills, he likely was wasting his breath.
NFL RoundupTexans win ‘Super Bowl’
Carr drives expansion team past Cowboys, 19-10
September 9, 2002
The Houston Texans won more than their opener. They won their Super Bowl. Rookie quarterback David Carr came out heaving, throwing a touchdown for his first completion. He also hit Corey Bradford for a 65-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to beat the state rival Dallas Cowboys 19-10 on Sunday in the first game in franchise history.
Money-management skills should be taught at young age
September 9, 2002
As Americans struggle to meet their retirement savings goals and the average family credit card debt continues to spiral upward, area financial educators and advisers stress teaching money management skills to children at an early age.
Former Iraq inspector’s assertions disputed
September 9, 2002
Iraq is incapable of producing weapons of mass destruction and should prove it by allowing in U.N. weapons inspectors, an American who was once on the inspections teams said Sunday.
Afghan’s death considered al-Qaida’s initial challenge
September 9, 2002
America is preparing to commemorate the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks that launched the war against terrorism, but to many Afghans it is Sept. 9 that resonates as the date al-Qaida laid down its challenge to the world.
Exhibit to benefit KU’s Audio-Reader
September 9, 2002
Kansas University’s Audio-Reader Network will benefit from proceeds gathered at a traveling exhibit of art by visually impaired artists that will be in Kansas City this month. The 42-piece exhibit, “Art of the Eye,” will be on display Sunday until Sept. 25 at the Blue Gallery, 7 W. 19th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Nettie M. Springer
September 9, 2002
James M. Johnson Jr.
September 9, 2002
City may draw on power to enforce zoning laws at KU
September 9, 2002
The city doesn’t enforce zoning laws against Kansas University. That could change in the wake of controversy about KU’s expansion plans for the 1300 block of Ohio Street. Officials are quietly considering a proposal to create a special “university” zoning district that would give the city a stronger voice in the areas where town meets gown.
Plotters say Capitol was plane’s target
Report also indicates Sept. 11 bombers originally had eyes on nuclear sites
September 9, 2002
The U.S. Capitol was the target of the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed Sept. 11 in rural Pennsylvania, two of the plotters reportedly have told the Arab al-Jazeera television channel.
KDOT eyes land purchases for SLT
September 9, 2002
Even without an approved route to follow for the South Lawrence Trafficway, state highway officials know where they want to go and they’re preparing to buy enough land to get there.
Rain, cooler weather in the forecast
September 9, 2002
(Updated Monday at 11:24 a.m.) The hot, dry spell that has lasted for 16 days might be ending soon  chances of rain are in the forecast for Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
Rural water line break leads to boil order
September 9, 2002
(Updated Monday at 1:57 p.m.) A boil order remains in effect for Rural Water District No. 4 in southeast Douglas County. The order was issued after one of the district’s main pipelines ruptured Sunday. Workers repaired the break Monday.
Prairie Park Nature Center struck with racist, homophobic graffiti
September 9, 2002
Vandals targeted Prairie Park Nature Center over the weekend, spray-painting educational trail signs with racist and homophobic graffiti, the latest in a wave of damaging incidents at the park.
KDOT eyes land purchases for SLT
September 9, 2002
Even without an approved route to follow for the South Lawrence Trafficway, state highway officials know where they want to go  and they’re preparing to buy enough land to get there.
People
September 9, 2002
Gordon Lightfoot hospitalized Filming the real Titanic Childhood memento for sale Reliving the bad old days
September 9, 2002
Most nights, George deMenocal can fend off the hellish memories long enough to get some sleep. But sometimes he can’t.
Political points
September 9, 2002
National League Roundup: Giants tighten West
San Francisco drops Arizona, closes on L.A.
September 9, 2002
Barry Bonds provided the power and Benito Santiago added a touch of surprise for the surging San Francisco Giants. Bonds splashed his 42nd homer into McCovey Cove, and Santiago caught the Diamondbacks napping as the Giants beat slumping Arizona 3-1 Sunday to move within a game of Los Angeles in the NL wild-card race.
Adviser answers retirement questions
September 9, 2002
Handling your personal finances used to be simple. Not anymore. Now you practically need a full-time financial adviser to help sort though the myriad decisions you have to make about your money.
Paramilitary groups in Colombia reunite
September 9, 2002
The chief of Colombia’s brutal paramilitary groups, Carlos Castano, said that if the United States seeks his extradition for drug trafficking, he will surrender to prove his innocence, according to an interview published Sunday.
Lawrence city commission
September 9, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts Sunflower Broadband Channel 25
City may draw on power to enforce zoning laws at KU
September 9, 2002
The city doesn’t enforce zoning laws against Kansas University. That could change in the wake of controversy about KU’s expansion plans for the 1300 block of Ohio Street. Officials are quietly considering a proposal to create a special “university” zoning district that would give the city a stronger voice in the areas where town meets gown.
Program that helps children goes digital to expand resources for community
September 9, 2002
Kristen Malloy likes to think of Lawrence-Douglas County Promise as an old-fashioned switchboard, where an operator connects calls from those in need with resources in the community.
Community resource
September 9, 2002
The Douglas County Community Foundation is a resource more local groups should use. Lawrence’s Parks and Recreation Department isn’t the only local entity that could be making use of the Douglas County Community Foundation.
American League Roundup: Glaus helps Angels extend streak
Anaheim claims 10th straight victory, 6-2 over slumping Baltimore
September 9, 2002
Troy Glaus finally made a sizable contribution to the Anaheim Angels’ impressive winning streak. Glaus hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the sixth inning and added a solo shot in the eighth as Anaheim won its 10th straight Sunday, 6-2 over the skidding Baltimore Orioles.
KU men tapped No. 2
September 9, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team has been ranked No. 2 by Athlon Sports. Arizona is No. 1, while Oklahoma is ranked third, Texas fifth and Missouri 33rd.
Baker soccer clips NW Oklahoma St.
September 9, 2002
Baker University’s women’s soccer team knocked off Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 2-1, Sunday.
Greek premier claims terror group wiped out
September 9, 2002
Premier Costas Simitis on Sunday said authorities have dismantled the November 17 terrorist organization following the arraignment of the group’s alleged chief assassin.
Farmland plans
September 9, 2002
Yugoslavia rallies for gold medal
Argentina livid with no-call at end of regulation during 84-77 overtime loss in title contest
September 9, 2002
Peja Stojakovic, Dejan Bodiroga, Vlade Divac and the team from Yugoslavia linked their arms and raised them in unison, then danced in a circle around the championship trophy. Thousands of their supporters loudly chanted “Serbia!” and sang their national anthem.
Economic report examines Arab states’ stagnation
September 9, 2002
Archaic, inefficient and inward-looking state policies have condemned most Arab economies to prolonged stagnation despite relatively rich natural resources and high investment rates, a report released Sunday said.
Violent crime rate lowest in nearly 30 years
September 9, 2002
The number of people who were victims of all violent crimes except murder fell by 9 percent in 2001, sending the crime rate to its lowest level since it was first tracked in 1973, the government reported Sunday.
Horoscopes
September 9, 2002
Psychotherapists explore bounds of matchmaking
September 9, 2002
Undeterred by the qualms of many experts, a New York psychoanalyst is trying to create a dating service in which men and women would be matched up by people who know them intimately their therapists.
Trinity Respite Care seeks volunteers
September 9, 2002
Agency: Trinity Respite Care Address: 2201 S. 25th St. Contact Person: Angie Anderson, 842-3159
WTC scrap metal ends up near where hijackers started
September 9, 2002
In a twist of commercial fate, metal chunks from New York’s fallen twin towers are being melted down and recycled at a Malaysian factory an hour’s drive from a site where some of the Sept. 11 hijackers plotted.
Bookman tries wide receiver, Beck on kickoff return team in loss to UNLV
September 9, 2002
When Mark Mangino promised to put his best athletes on the field during the preseason, he wasn’t kidding. Two true freshmen football players made their Kansas University debuts in Saturday night’s 31-20 loss to UNLV.
Mabel Louise Myer
September 9, 2002
Breithaupt services
September 9, 2002
Old home town - 100 years ago today
September 9, 2002
Ask voters
September 9, 2002
Council interest
September 9, 2002
Wal-Mart protest
September 9, 2002
NFL Injuries: Titans’ end Kearse breaks bone in foot
September 9, 2002
Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl defensive end Jevon Kearse broke a bone in his left foot in the opening minutes of Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles and will be out 6-to-8 weeks.
Harwell honored in final Yanks game
September 9, 2002
Ernie Harwell jogged to the mound, threw out the first ball and shook Roger Clemens’ hand. Then, after getting a nice gift from New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, Harwell hurried off the field Sunday. The 84-year-old Hall of Fame announcer scurried to the place where he feels most comfortable the broadcast booth.
LHS Player of week: Brandon McAnderson
September 9, 2002
FSHS Player of week: Matt Berner
September 9, 2002
Baseball briefs
September 9, 2002
White Sox release shortstop Clayton Rangers set record for home run streak Pirates release reliever Sean Lowe
State fair uses patriotism to rebound from Sept. 11
September 9, 2002
It started out like any other morning at the Kansas State Fair, with vendors hawking their wares and competitors preparing prize livestock for judging. That quickly changed as word spread of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.
Chercrow’ raises eyebrows at fair
September 9, 2002
If this scarecrow could sing, what would be the first number on the set list? “If I Only Had a Robe,” perhaps, or maybe “Half-Dressed.” Whatever the case, she’s got blue, babe as in ribbon.
Site seeing
September 9, 2002
Here are some interesting financial Web sites:
KU women golfers finish 14th in Classic
September 9, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team shot 309 a team-low for the tournament during Sunday’s final round to place 14th in the 35-team field at the Unlimited Potential-Bay Tree Classic.
Kansas soccer rallies past MSU
September 9, 2002
Trailing by a goal on the road, Kansas University’s soccer team rallied for a 2-1 victory Sunday at the Mississippi State Soccer Field.
Tips for teaching children about the stock market
September 9, 2002
With a turbulent market and a struggling economy, financial advisers say this is a prime time for teaching children about investing and the stock market.
Is human nature fixable?
September 9, 2002
It’s the same old song at the presumptuously named “Earth Summit” in Johannesburg. Leaders of nations that have brought us “wars and rumors of wars” live in plush surroundings like the fattest of cats while they indulge in the luxury of blaming others specifically the United States for the sufferings of the world’s poor.
Artificial-heart recipient nears first anniversary of implant
September 9, 2002
One year ago, Tom Christerson’s life was ebbing away when he made the decision to let doctors take out his failing heart and put in a revolutionary mechanical pump.
Child agency workers’ criminal pasts reported
September 9, 2002
Florida’s child welfare agency employs at least 183 people with criminal pasts, including felonies such as child molestation, child abuse, sex crimes and drug dealing, according to a report.
Karzai pledges to continue anti-terror fight
September 9, 2002
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, en route to the United States for ceremonies commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks, pledged Sunday to persevere in fighting terrorism.
Trauma experts offer keys to coping on 9-11
September 9, 2002
The key to coping with the first anniversary of Sept. 11 is balancing images with information and fear with friendship, mental health experts recently advised.
Mangino shuffles lineup
Bookman tries wide receiver, Beck on kickoff return team in loss to UNLV
September 9, 2002
When Mark Mangino promised to put his best athletes on the field during the preseason, he wasn’t kidding. Two true freshmen football players made their Kansas University debuts in Saturday night’s 31-20 loss to UNLV.
Corn worries override hunger
September 9, 2002
The president of Zambia says his nation would “rather starve” than feed genetically modified corn to its people. Presidents, of course, are seldom hungry. But they do risk being deposed, sometimes violently, by people who are.
Wetland preservationists discuss strategies
September 9, 2002
For opponents of the South Lawrence Trafficway, a Sunday night meeting served as something of a last-minute pep talk a chance to crystallize thoughts and figure out the best game plan.
Cheney defends Halliburton tenure, blames lawyers
September 9, 2002
Vice President Dick Cheney defended his management of Halliburton Co., saying he had assumed the oil giant’s insurance would shield it against asbestos lawsuits that have cost it hundreds of millions of dollars and helped devalue its stock.
Gaza tense for key parliament session
Arafat to condemn suicide bombings
September 9, 2002
Israeli tanks pushed into central Gaza early today, hours before Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was to ask his parliament to outlaw suicide bombings and reaffirm a commitment to peace with Israel.
Creepy teen thriller ‘Swimfan’ leads at the box office
September 9, 2002
“Swimfan,” a creepy thriller about a teenage seductress who stalks a high school swim star, took the weekend box office by surprise, earning $12.4 million to finish in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Venice Film Festival makes edgy choice for best picture
The Magdalene Sisters’ casts unflattering light on convent
September 9, 2002
Director Peter Mullan’s scathing depiction of an abusive Catholic convent “The Magdalene Sisters” won the Golden Lion for best picture Sunday at the Venice Film Festival, with American actress Julianne Moore taking best actress for “Far From Heaven.”
Local Briefs
September 9, 2002
KU unveils first round of technology upgrades Community awareness: Meeting to focus on domestic violence America remembers: 9-11 commemoration scheduled at Cottonwood Hutchinson: State fair regains crowds; patriotic theme recurring
Web site to aid mission of Promise
Program that helps children goes digital to expand resources for community
September 9, 2002
Kristen Malloy likes to think of Lawrence-Douglas County Promise as an old-fashioned switchboard, where an operator connects calls from those in need with resources in the community.
Cheney: Iraq likely to attack America
Vice president pushes for imminent action against Saddam
September 9, 2002
Saddam Hussein is aggressively seeking nuclear and biological weapons and “the United States may well become the target” of an attack, Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday as the Bush administration pressed its case for toppling the Iraqi leader.
Area briefs
September 9, 2002
Chamber to discuss economic development 108th Aviation unit likely going to Bosnia
Saddam’s presidency up for vote Oct. 15
September 9, 2002
The Iraqi parliament approved Saddam Hussein’s nomination for another seven-year presidential term, paving the way for Iraqis to go to the polls Oct. 15, state-run TV reported Sunday.
On the record
September 9, 2002
Sleepless nights visit Trade Center survivor
I feel absolutely terrible for all those who didn’t make it’
September 9, 2002
Most nights, George deMenocal can fend off the hellish memories long enough to get some sleep. But sometimes he can’t.
What’s new
September 9, 2002
Subscription-free service proves profitable in Egypt Nanotechnology could help environment Free webcast reaches Major League fans
Radio-based security system tracks inmates
September 9, 2002
Frank Ochoa, imprisoned on an attempted carjacking conviction, thought he had the guards fooled. The inmate at a minimum-security prison in the California desert slipped his electronic bracelet around a hot cup of coffee and made a run for it.
Cost-effective calling
Technology allows Internet users to slash phone bills
September 9, 2002
Scott Rosenthal of Wellington, Fla., cut his monthly home phone bill by $150 but makes just as many calls as always, for work and pleasure. Aby Alexander’s 30-person Internet company in Cambridge, Mass., is saving $900 now that he and his colleagues can call New York and London without paying long-distance rates.
Leak wreaks havoc with rural water use
September 9, 2002
Residents in rural water district No. 4 may have been without water Sunday as a leak in the system was being traced and repaired.
Chiefs win wild one - Kansas City 40, Cleveland 39
Field goal with no time remaining caps crazy comeback
September 9, 2002
In a matter of seconds, Dwayne Rudd lost his head, his helmet and the game. Rudd drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for throwing his helmet in celebration, setting up Morten Andersen’s 30-yard field goal with no time showing Sunday and giving the Kansas City Chiefs a stunning 40-39 win over the Cleveland Browns.
Lions lose Seymour for 4-6 weeks
September 9, 2002
Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd knew coming into the season he’d have to rely on senior Brain Seymour for big plays if the Lions were to have a big season. Wedd will have to wait four to six weeks for those plays now.
Firebirds to face Falcons on Thursday
September 9, 2002
It’s hard to believe, but not having two-a-days practices this season might have helped Free State High’s football team. Lawrence schools started Aug. 14, but the Kansas State High School Activities Assn. mandated that fall practices couldn’t start until the 19th.
Sorenstam wins Williams title
LPGA Tour standout grabs ninth worldwide victory
September 9, 2002
Annika Sorenstam said this might be her best season. That’s saying something. Sorenstam won her seventh LPGA Tour title of the year and ninth worldwide event Sunday, closing with a 5-under 65 for a four-stroke victory in the Williams Championship.
Sampras defeats Agassi for ‘storybook ending’
September 9, 2002
Pete Sampras was right all along: He did have a 14th Grand Slam title in him. And just like the first, all those years ago, it came in a U.S. Open final against his old rival Andre Agassi.
Mariners rout KC in 11th - Seattle 16, Kansas City 9
Three-run homer, slam difference in extra innings
September 9, 2002
John Olerud and Ben Davis gave the Seattle Mariners’ bullpen a lead it could finally hold. Olerud hit a three-run homer and Davis added a grand slam in an eight-run 11th inning that sent the Mariners past Kansas City, 16-9, Sunday.