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Conatser resigns as KU offensive line coach
September 10, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 3:20 p.m.) Ken Conatser, offensive line coach for Kansas University’s football team, has resigned. In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, KU head coach Mark Mangino said Conatser was stepping down for “personal reasons.”
Police seek suspect in weekend rape
September 10, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:58 a.m.) Lawrence Police seek two men believed to have raped a woman at a weekend party. An 18-year-old Lawrence woman told police Sunday evening that the men raped her about 3:30 that morning during a small party at a private residence in western Lawrence, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said.
Susie A. Love
September 10, 2002
Melvin Keith Barnhart
September 10, 2002
McConnell increases air show security
September 10, 2002
Accommodating thousands of visitors who flock to McConnell Air Force Base each year for its air show is daunting in normal times. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the American Thunder 2002 air show became a major security challenge. The show is Saturday and Sunday.
Wichita slaying trial to start Monday
September 10, 2002
Two brothers from Dodge City each say they were nowhere near the scenes of a weeklong crime spree that left five people dead. But when Reginald and Jonathan Carr’s trial begins in Sedgwick County District Court, neither will have any trouble implicating his brother.
KC officials trim cell phone use
September 10, 2002
A newspaper’s investigation into abuse and lax oversight of city cell phones has led to changes at City Hall. Cell phones are being disconnected by the dozens.
New school transfer policy will spell out restrictions
September 10, 2002
The Lawrence school board Monday agreed to authorize drafting a new policy designed to end the chaotic system of handling student transfer requests, the majority of which are at the elementary level.
Wang earns honor
FSHS tennis player named All-American
September 10, 2002
As surprises go, this one was as nice as they come. Free State senior Emily Wang was named one of the top 40 high school tennis players in the United States, earning All-American honors from the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation.
Williams hits road for busy month
September 10, 2002
Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams spent Monday the first day of the month-long recruiting contact period in Reno, Nev., home of blue-chip high school prospect David Padgett.
Baseball Briefs
September 10, 2002
Pedro Martinez to start Wednesday Mets get outfielder to complete trade Baseball launching postseason ad campaign Rangers’ Perry agrees to contract extension Dodgers promote first Taiwanese player
Selig: Teams must reinvest funds from revenue sharing
September 10, 2002
Critics of baseball’s new labor deal point to the absence of a minimum payroll, which seemingly could allow the owners of low-revenue teams such as Kansas City or Florida to pocket their enlarged checks for revenue sharing.
Ishii has surgery, remains hospitalized
September 10, 2002
Los Angeles Dodgers rookie pitcher Kazuhisa Ishii, hit in the forehead by a line drive, had a two-hour operation Monday to remove bone chips from his nasal passage. He will remain hospitalized for at least a few days, Dodgers head trainer Stan Johnston said.
National League Roundup: Mets’ win give Braves title
Atlanta wraps up 11th straight divisional crown on off day
September 10, 2002
The New York Mets didn’t give the Atlanta Braves a chance to celebrate another division title on the field. The Braves clinched their 11th straight division championship when the Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 Monday night behind Mike Piazza’s grand slam.
NFL Briefs
September 10, 2002
Cowboys’ Nguyen out 6-8 weeks Screw inserted in Kearse’s foot Vikings TE Chamberlain hobbled by knee strain Conway’s career could be in jeopardy
Patriots pop Steelers
Brady, New England dominate in opener, 30-14
September 10, 2002
Tom Brady remains the same. It’s just the supporting cast that’s changed for New England. Brady led the Patriots to a 30-14 victory over Pittsburgh on Monday night, passing for 294 yards and touchdowns to Christian Fauria, Donald Hayes and Deion Branch, none of whom were with the Patriots last season during their surprising run to the Super Bowl.
Kings’ Webber indicted
Forward accused of obstruction of justice
September 10, 2002
Sacramento Kings forward Chris Webber was indicted Monday on charges he lied to a grand jury about his dealings with a University of Michigan basketball booster more than a decade ago.
Prairie Park Nature Center struck with racist, homophobic graffiti
September 10, 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.
Rudd dud with Browns fans
Coach says defender won’t be cut after error
September 10, 2002
Dwayne Rudd’s orange helmet rolled. His head won’t. Despite cries from irate fans who want Rudd released for his boneheaded play Sunday, Cleveland coach Butch Davis said his linebacker has been forgiven for throwing his helmet and costing the Browns a season-opening victory.
Chicago rookie tags Byrd twice - White Sox 10, Royals 6
September 10, 2002
Paul Byrd went to the mound Monday night hoping it would be a career night. But instead of earning his career-high 16th victory, he gave up 10 earned runs for the first time as the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 10-6.
On the record
September 10, 2002
Telemarketers to take day off on Wednesday
September 10, 2002
Recognizing that many Americans won’t be in the mood to get sales calls, many of the nation’s telemarketers plan to take the day off Wednesday on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
U.N. to formally admit Switzerland today
September 10, 2002
The Swiss kicked off ceremonies Monday to end decades of isolation and follow the rest of the world into the United Nations, with festivities slated to feature its signature exports: chocolate and watches.
There she is, in court
Original Miss N.C. leaves Miss America pageant for legal proceedings
September 10, 2002
In the continuing tussle over who gets to wear the state’s tiara, Rebekah Revels has been yanked from the sandy shores of Atlantic City to a riverfront courthouse in her home state.
County Briefs
September 10, 2002
Triathlon group wins, loses at county Fairgrounds to serve as Army’s backup site
6News video report: School board members make progress on cuts
September 10, 2002
6News reports on Monday night’s Lawrence school board meeting, where cuts were made in order to make up for a $600,000 state budget shortfall.
MU considers politicians for top spot
September 10, 2002
The University of Missouri’s governing board is looking beyond traditional academic backgrounds to consider a couple of seasoned politicians as it seeks a new president.
Jerry Lewis collapses at London show
September 10, 2002
Comedian Jerry Lewis, suffering recently from severe back pain and other health problems, collapsed backstage at a charity show and was unable to perform, the show’s master of ceremonies said Monday.
Shoulder’ offers peek at White House life
September 10, 2002
Imagine being the chief butler at the White House for 21 years. Imagine the notes on the presidents and their goings-on that you could jot down in a little spiral notebook while no one was looking.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
September 10, 2002
Misplaced funding
September 10, 2002
Threat within
September 10, 2002
New York City Police add officers’ names to memorial
September 10, 2002
The names of the 23 New York Police Department officers who lost their lives at the World Trade Center were unveiled on a memorial wall during a ceremony Monday.
Consumer credit reaches eight-month high
September 10, 2002
Americans, taking advantage of free-financing offers and other incentives, increased their borrowing in July by the largest percentage in eight months. The Federal Reserve reported Monday that consumer credit rose by a seasonally adjusted $10.8 billion in July from the previous month, a 7.6 percent annual rate.
Administration to present plan to reduce steel capacity
September 10, 2002
The Bush administration called Monday for the elimination worldwide of most government subsidies to steelmakers as part of a comprehensive effort to cut global overcapacity that has plagued the industry for decades.
Boeing union to vote again on contract
September 10, 2002
Leaders of Boeing’s largest union are recommending that their members turn down a contract when they vote for the second time Thursday. Union officials announced Monday that the union would vote on the contract again, after attempts to reopen contract talks failed.
Fall classes slated at Independence Inc.
September 10, 2002
Free fall classes for people with disabilities begin this month at Independence Inc.’s Computer Learning Center. Participants can learn everything from computer basics to how to design stained glass. Also available are two vocational certification classes: office assistant and A+ certification. Vocational classes begin today and are by admission only.
Stanislaus ‘Stance’ Spiewak Jr.
September 10, 2002
Marilee Eiffert
September 10, 2002
KU professor earns patent for wireless technology work
September 10, 2002
Ron Hui doesn’t know if his patented invention for speeding the Internet will ever be needed. But if technology continues to demand greater access and speed, Hui has developed a method to do it.
Sept. 11: on the page, on the screen
September 10, 2002
Want to learn more about the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and hear what other students think? Try these TV shows and books:
Melvin Keith Barnhart
September 10, 2002
Grain Valley, Mo. Â Services for Melvin Keith Barnhart, 62, Independence, Mo., will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Grain Valley. Additional services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Washington Creek Church of the Brethren, southwest of Lawrence, Kan. Burial will be in Washington Creek Cemetery. Mr. Barnhart died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, from injuries received when he was struck by a vehicle.
Wilma L. Whaley
September 10, 2002
Tonganoxie  Graveside services for Wilma L. Whaley, 85, Oskaloosa, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Whaley died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at Hickory Pointe Nursing Center, Oskaloosa.
Susie A. Love
September 10, 2002
El Dorado  Graveside services for Susie A. Love, 78, El Dorado, will be at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church of El Dorado. Mrs. Love died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at her home.
offers peek at White House life
September 10, 2002
Imagine being the chief butler at the White House for 21 years. Imagine the notes on the presidents and their goings-on that you could jot down in a little spiral notebook while no one was looking.
FSHS tennis player named All-American
September 10, 2002
As surprises go, this one was as nice as they come. Free State senior Emily Wang was named one of the top 40 high school tennis players in the United States, earning All-American honors from the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation.
New school transfer policy will spell out restrictions
September 10, 2002
The Lawrence school board Monday agreed to authorize drafting a new policy designed to end the chaotic system of handling student transfer requests, the majority of which are at the elementary level.
Gubernatorial candidate says she can increase funding for education without tax increase
September 10, 2002
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Sebelius on Monday said she would increase funding to public schools by about $400 million in a three-year period  and that she would get the money without a tax increase.
KU professor earns patent for wireless technology work
September 10, 2002
Ron Hui doesn’t know if his patented invention for speeding the Internet will ever be needed. But if technology continues to demand greater access and speed, Hui has developed a method to do it.
Alvia L. Hall
September 10, 2002
Services for Alvia L. Hall, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Hall died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at the Kansas City Veterans Administration Center.
Adeline M. Stehno
September 10, 2002
Stratton, Neb. Â Services for Adeline M. Stehno, 79, Stratton, will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stratton. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Stratton. Mrs. Stehno died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
Wilma L. Whaley
September 10, 2002
Peace and fearless nights
Lawrence students express their dreams for post-Sept. 11 America
September 10, 2002
Members of the Journal-World’s Teen Advisory Board wanted to find out what Lawrence students were thinking about as the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches.
Patricia Schurer
September 10, 2002
Services for Patricia Schurer, 61, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Schurer died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at her home.
6Sports video report: KU defense still struggling against the run
September 10, 2002
6Sports reports on the ongoing problems the Jayhawk defense has against the run.
6Sports video report: Free State volleyballers start season at 1-3
September 10, 2002
6Sports reports on the Free State Firebirds’ volleyball team and their thoughts on the new season.
ASU wooing Wooden
September 10, 2002
Free State High senior basketball player Keith Wooden will accept an in-home recruiting visit from Arizona State coach Rob Evans tonight.
Federal education act worries state officials
September 10, 2002
Education officials across Kansas and the nation are jittery about enactment of President Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act. The biggest overhaul of federal education law in nearly 40 years was signed into law earlier this year by Bush, and parts of the act already have taken effect.
Marilee Eiffert
September 10, 2002
Springfield, Mo. Â Services for Marilee Eiffert, 75, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. today at Schweitzer United Methodist Church, Springfield. Burial will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Mrs. Eiffert died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at her home, from cancer.
Coach wants Jayhawks to perform more consistently on defensive side of ball
September 10, 2002
During a rebuilding season with a new coach, a football team expects to encounter its share of problems. One of the biggest problems for 0-2 Kansas is the Jayhawks’ tendency to allow big plays.
AG candidate stresses experience
September 10, 2002
Ask candidate Chris Biggs what this year’s attorney general race boils down to, and he offers a simple answer: Do Kansans want a politician or a prosecutor? Now in his fourth term as the Geary County attorney, Biggs has been prosecuting cases for more than 13 years.
USDA opens reserved land to harvest
September 10, 2002
In response to widespread drought, the Agriculture Department on Monday opened conservation lands across Missouri and nationwide to emergency haying and grazing.
NFL Trend: Throw out preseason predictions once season begins
September 10, 2002
The Dallas Cowboys showed in their opener why preseason expectations can often disappear when the games are for real. Two words: Quincy Carter.
Area briefs
September 10, 2002
Suspect injures officer Man killed while changing tire Kidnapping hearing delayed Groups plan Saturday protest
AG candidate stresses experience
September 10, 2002
Ask candidate Chris Biggs what this year’s attorney general race boils down to, and he offers a simple answer: Do Kansans want a politician or a prosecutor? Now in his fourth term as the Geary County attorney, Biggs has been prosecuting cases for more than 13 years.
Arafat speech pleases no one
September 10, 2002
Yasser Arafat condemned terror attacks and promised to hold general elections in January, but in a rambling speech to the Palestinian parliament Monday he fell short of outlining clear steps against terror or agreeing to share some power with a prime minister.
Terrorist attacks altered political landscapes
But in Kansas and throughout the United States unity has given way to campaign squabbling
September 10, 2002
After 9-11, politics in America would never be the same. Or so we were told. Indeed, things looked different. Voters suddenly felt they could trust their government. “Politician” no longer sounded like a dirty word. Members of Congress put aside their partisan war and sang “God Bless America” on the Capitol steps.
Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot recovering after stomach surgery
September 10, 2002
Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, whose hits include “Sundown” and “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” was recovering Monday from emergency stomach surgery. The 63-year-old Canadian performer underwent surgery Sunday for an unspecified stomach ailment, according to acquaintances and hospital officials.
Yanks’ offers new view of 9-11
September 10, 2002
If I had to choose only one of the dozens of documentaries dedicated to the events of 9-11, I would watch “Stranded Yanks: A Diary Between Friends” (8 p.m., PBS). This is not to slight some of the other excellent programming.
WorldCom employees
September 10, 2002
WorldCom employees demand severance pay Agriculture: Corn condition still poor Telecommunications: Qwest not expected to file for bankruptcy Wall Street: Bargain hunters lift Dow
Opponents’ big plays killing Kansas
Coach wants Jayhawks to perform more consistently on defensive side of ball
September 10, 2002
During a rebuilding season with a new coach, a football team expects to encounter its share of problems. One of the biggest problems for 0-2 Kansas is the Jayhawks’ tendency to allow big plays.
Free State facelift
Firebirds to make debut on revamped field
September 10, 2002
Free State High boys soccer coach Jason Pendleton doesn’t mean to brag, but he can’t help it. When the Firebirds open their season at 5 p.m. today against Kansas City Washington, it also will be the debut of their revamped home field at the high school.
Adeline M. Stehno
September 10, 2002
Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks deals
September 10, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.35 at Sam’s Food Mart, 1910 Haskell Ave. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154.
Local Briefs
September 10, 2002
Flags to fly half-staff for 9-11 commemoration Kansas university: Police seek rape suspect Public health: Water pipeline repaired; boil order continues Politics: Lawrence-area students help Kids Voting Kansas
Federal education act worries state officials
September 10, 2002
Education officials across Kansas and the nation are jittery about enactment of President Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act. The biggest overhaul of federal education law in nearly 40 years was signed into law earlier this year by Bush, and parts of the act already have taken effect.
Alvia L. Hall
September 10, 2002
Patricia Schurer
September 10, 2002
Spiewak Jr.
September 10, 2002
Leavenworth  Services for Stanislaus “Stance” Spiewak Jr., 87, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Leavenworth. Burial will follow in Mount Muncie Cemetery. Mr. Spiewak died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at his home.
s holes
September 10, 2002
When it comes to Kansas University football, one thing you can say about   first-year head coach Mark Mangino. If it doesn’t work, he tries to fix it. Of course, since Mangino can’t use the waiver wire, he has to shift personnel, like moving Leo Bookman to wide receiver and using place-kicker Johnny Beck on the kickoff return team.
Prairie Park Nature Center struck with racist, homophobic graffiti
September 10, 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.
People
September 10, 2002
New George Harrison album due Full of good intentions Hometown a special place Model wants to expand her zone
Mangino trying to fill KU’s holes
September 10, 2002
When it comes to Kansas University football, one thing you can say about first-year head coach Mark Mangino. If it doesn’t work, he tries to fix it. Of course, since Mangino can’t use the waiver wire, he has to shift personnel, like moving Leo Bookman to wide receiver and using place-kicker Johnny Beck on the kickoff return team.
U.S. increases security as FBI warns of threats
September 10, 2002
The FBI is warning local police and the U.S. utility, banking and transportation industries of a steady stream of threats mentioning New York, Washington, D.C., and the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Peace and fearless nights
September 10, 2002
Job unfinished
September 10, 2002
United effort
September 10, 2002
A new Web site will be a valuable resource for Douglas County residents interested in helping children grow up healthy and happy. If you ever have wanted to get involved with young people in Douglas County and didn’t know where to start, a Web site being launched today is for you.
Area commemorations
September 10, 2002
Here’s a look at Lawrence-area events to commemorate 9-11.
Youths reflect on impact of 9-11events
September 10, 2002
Daily Ticker
September 10, 2002
Dorothea Ann Robertson
September 10, 2002
Group backs SLT completion
Business leaders say trafficway key for growth
September 10, 2002
A pair of Lawrence businessmen have started a group they hope will help persuade federal and state transportation officials to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway along a route through the Baker Wetlands.
Sebelius wants $400 million for schools
Gubernatorial candidate says she can increase funding for education without tax increase
September 10, 2002
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Sebelius on Monday said she would increase funding to public schools by about $400 million in a three-year period and that she would get the money without a tax increase.
Rare photos of ground zero take viewers to edge of disaster
September 10, 2002
Exhausted rescue workers, numb from hours of searching for human remains, sit silently at the remains of the World Trade Center. The charred facade of the north tower stands amid devastation.
Business leaders say trafficway key for growth
September 10, 2002
A pair of Lawrence businessmen have started a group they hope will help persuade federal and state transportation officials to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway along a route through the Baker Wetlands.
unity has given way to campaign squabbling
September 10, 2002
After 9-11, politics in America would never be the same. Or so we were told. Indeed, things looked different. Voters suddenly felt they could trust their government. “Politician” no longer sounded like a dirty word. Members of Congress put aside their partisan war and sang “God Bless America” on the Capitol steps.
Weseman to study possible school closings at end of 2002-2003
September 10, 2002
The Lawrence school board Monday approved a hiring freeze on all nonteaching jobs and adopted a series of budget adjustments to eliminate a $664,000 deficit. Public school district sports programs avoided the death penalty  for now.
ASU wooing Wooden
September 10, 2002
Free State High senior basketball player Keith Wooden will accept an in-home recruiting visit from Arizona State coach Rob Evans tonight.
Youths reflect on impact of 9-11events
September 10, 2002
Members of the Journal-World’s Teen Advisory Board wanted to find out what Lawrence students were thinking as the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches.
United effort
September 10, 2002
A new Web site will be a valuable resource for Douglas County residents interested in helping children grow up healthy and happy. If you ever have wanted to get involved with young people in Douglas County and didn’t know where to start, a Web site being launched today is for you.
Skater’s death impossible to explain
Sears didn’t smoke, drink or take drugs yet died in sleep at age of 20
September 10, 2002
Will Sears had so much energy, so many talents, limitless promise. He was a figure skater on the rise, the national novice champ with his 15-year-old pairs partner, Katie Boxwell, and they had their sights set on the 2006 Olympics.
Briefly
September 10, 2002
Washington, D.C.: For second year, students to recite simultaneous pledge Philadelphia: Airport gun charges dropped Philippines: Security intensified after new al-Qaida threat India: At least 100 feared dead in train derailment
U.S. changes, stays the same
September 10, 2002
Why do I have this feeling that what should be a solemn occasion of remembrance Wednesday will be turned into an orgy of exploitation?
Pearl Harbor, 9-11 share common message
September 10, 2002
Sixty-one years later, it is still not over. One by one, oil drops still seep from the submerged hull of the USS Arizona.
Dorothea Ann Robertson
September 10, 2002
Ottawa  Services for Dorothea Ann Robertson, 73, Ottawa, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Robertson died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.
Canada hails border security, mum on Iraq
September 10, 2002
In the shadow of a bridge that is the busiest crossing point between the United States and Canada, President Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien declared Monday that a new quick-pass system for trusted regulars would boost security and speed commerce between the two countries.
American League Roundup: A-Rod breaks own record
Shortstop blasts two homers, now has 53
September 10, 2002
The records keeping coming for Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez hit a pair of three-run homers, breaking his own major league mark for shortstops with 53 home runs in a season as the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 12-7 Monday night.
County switches to new bank
September 10, 2002
Douglas County government’s checking accounts are about to get a new home. Monday morning, county commissioners agreed to enter negotiations with Central National Bank to take over the county’s checking accounts for up to the next four years.
Being Martha not a good thing
September 10, 2002
The problem of what to do with Martha Stewart is beginning to assume grotesque proportions, somewhere between an incompetently staged melodrama and one of those scenes in a Jerry Springer show where families behave like baboons.
Board orders hiring freeze
Weseman to study possible school closings at end of 2002-2003
September 10, 2002
The Lawrence school board Monday approved a hiring freeze on all nonteaching jobs and adopted a series of budget adjustments to eliminate a $664,000 deficit. Public school district sports programs avoided the death penalty for now.
County switches to new bank
September 10, 2002
Douglas County government’s checking accounts are about to get a new home. Monday morning, county commissioners agreed to enter negotiations with Central National Bank to take over the county’s checking accounts for up to the next four years.
Firebirds to make debut on revamped field
September 10, 2002
Free State High boys soccer coach Jason Pendleton doesn’t mean to brag, but he can’t help it. When the Firebirds open their season at 5 p.m. today against Kansas City Washington, it also will be the debut of their revamped home field at the high school.
Horoscopes
September 10, 2002