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Student injured at KU’s Learned Hall
September 16, 2002
(Updated Monday at 6:38 p.m.) A Kansas University female graduate student suffered injuries late Monday morning when she fell in a classroom on KU’s main campus in Lawrence. Preeti Krishnan, who is from India, was listed in fair condition Monday night at KU Med Center in Kansas City, Kan.
More rain expected this week
September 16, 2002
(Updated Monday at 11:12 a.m.) If you’re hoping for some more rain for your drought-stricken lawn, the wait won’t be long there’s a 50 percent chance for showers on Wednesday.
Commissioners look to approve online billing, class enrollment
September 16, 2002
In just a few months, Lawrence residents will be able to go online to pay their water bills or enroll in aerobics classes offered by the city. City commissioners on Tuesday are expected to approve the first of a series of “e-government” initiatives to offer more services on the Internet.
More rain expected this week
September 16, 2002
(Updated Monday at 11:12 a.m.) If you’re hoping for some more rain for your drought-stricken lawn, the wait won’t be long  there’s a 50 percent chance for showers on Wednesday.
exit
September 16, 2002
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County is diversifying. “In the past, our activities have taken place out in the community  not at one specific site. That’s changing,” said Jane Pennington, the program’s executive director.
Donald Wheeler
September 16, 2002
Services for Donald Wheeler, 85, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Wheeler died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Briefly
September 16, 2002
Iraq: U.S., British planes attack sites in southern no-fly zone China: Food-poison deaths reported Afghanistan: Fuel tanker carried explosives
KANU celebrates 50th year
September 16, 2002
When it came to choosing the entertainment for KANU’s 50th anniversary, there really wasn’t much to argue about. A classical quintet rolled out the chords to “Happy Birthday,” a decision that reflected both the station’s past and future.
Stuart
September 16, 2002
Oskaloosa  Services for E. Louise “Lou” Stuart, 79, Oskaloosa, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home. Mrs. Stuart died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Watson completes 100th race Sunday in LMH Triathlon at Lone Star Lake
September 16, 2002
More than 400 athletes participated in Sunday’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital Triathlon at Lone Star Lake. Perhaps no one found it quite as special as Greg “Turbo” Watson, though.
Area briefs
September 16, 2002
Kansan killed in air crash Bridge lessons offered LMH sponsors hearing loss program for adults LMH offers support group for families who lost a baby Free lunch-hour concerts begin
Klein’s Bill Clinton misses mark
September 16, 2002
Joe Klein, who writes about politics for The New Yorker, knows a great deal about campaigns, the legislative history of the 1990s, and the careers of Bill and Hillary Clinton. But he seems unaware of the psalmist’s warning about putting one’s faith in princes.
Murder not part of pop culture
September 16, 2002
Rick James couldn’t stand Prince. We’re talking a little more than 20 years ago, back when Prince was an acclaimed new performer and Rick was one of the biggest names in pop.
Underground Railroad exhibit wins grant
September 16, 2002
A few local historians are hoping to map out the most western route of the Underground Railroad, with the help of a $20,470 grant from the National Park Service. And they’ll be asking for public and corporate help to get it done.
Chicago Tribune columnist resigns for sex conduct
September 16, 2002
In a terse but stunning front-page announcement, the Chicago Tribune said Sunday that popular columnist Bob Greene has lost his job because of a past sexual relationship with a teenager.
Frank M. Starkey
September 16, 2002
Donald Wheeler
September 16, 2002
Canada sets guidelines on pain management for terminally ill
September 16, 2002
Doctors in intensive care units can face a troubling choice whether to let dying patients suffer in pain or prescribe high levels of painkillers or sedatives that could hasten death, raising suspicions of euthanasia or mercy killing.
Local Briefs
September 16, 2002
PATRIOT Act spurs renewal of area ACLU Election 2002: Political candidates plan to attend Baldwin forum American Thunder: Kansans attend air show Health: Kansas earns funding to fight West Nile virus
National League Roundup: Schilling helps Arizona win
Pitcher gets strikeout No. 300
September 16, 2002
Curt Schilling picked up his 300th strikeout. His 24th victory will have to wait. Schilling joined Randy Johnson to make strikeout history, and Tony Womack singled home the winning run in the 13th inning Sunday to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Frank M. Starkey
September 16, 2002
Private services in Texas are planned for Frank M. Starkey, 63, Lawrence. Mr. Starkey died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Underground Railroad exhibit wins grant
September 16, 2002
A few local historians are hoping to map out the most western route of the Underground Railroad, with the help of a $20,470 grant from the National Park Service. And they’ll be asking for public and corporate help to get it done.
Earning their pay
September 16, 2002
Executives and officials should be rewarded on the basis of how well their entity is doing. With the increasing number of scandals about corporate financing and the way many so-called executives have abused their status, an important point needs to be made.
special teams living up to name
September 16, 2002
As Kansas University punt returner Remuise Johnson turned the corner on the way to a 34-yard return, KU special teams coach Clint Bowen may have established a school record. Bowen raced down the sideline, leaped into the air and raised a fist before finally landing.
Group goes to bat for students facing fees
September 16, 2002
A new fund-raising and lobbying organization plans to generate $100,000 to offset fee increases imposed on Lawrence public school students. Citizens for Students, started by Rosy Elmore and Jackie Ferguson, intends to pair its campaign to raise cash with a crusade to convince the Kansas Legislature to appropriate more money to all public school districts in the state.
Nonprofit helps schoolchildren afford instrument rental, lessons
September 16, 2002
Jennifer Wesco has looked into one too many sets of heartbroken children’s eyes. The Lawrence vocalist works at Hume Music and rents band instruments to area schoolchildren. Sometimes parents and children leave the store empty-handed because they can’t afford the monthly rental fees or have a checkered credit history.
County commissioners demand historic changes at Watkins Museum
September 16, 2002
The Watkins Community Museum of History is exhibiting enough turmoil, dissension and disorganization to threaten its very survival, Douglas County commissioners say. Rocked in recent years by dwindling donations, board defections and employee and visitor complaints, the museum this week will face a major test of its fortitude when commissioners ask its volunteer leaders to offer a clear plan for restoration of the operation’s finances and reputation.
Jayhawks seeking four or five signees
September 16, 2002
Roy Williams is out to sign a few good men  make that four or five good men  this college basketball recruiting year. Kansas University’s 15th-year head men’s coach has deemed this season one of those “nucleus” or “core” recruiting years where he wants  and needs  to corral four or five high schoolers with talent and lots of it.
Earning their pay
September 16, 2002
Executives and officials should be rewarded on the basis of how well their entity is doing. With the increasing number of scandals about corporate financing and the way many so-called executives have abused their status, an important point needs to be made.
Briefly
September 16, 2002
Tennessee: Train derailment creates toxic cloud Michigan: Family of five killed in house explosion Florida: FBI finds anthrax in copy machines New York City: Subway stations closed in terror attacks reopen New York City: Judge writes threats to get security detail
Health benefits for retirees eroding
September 16, 2002
Future retirees should expect to cover substantially more, if not all of the costs of their health care not covered by Medicare as employers increasingly reduce retirement medical benefits.
Barbershop’ clips competition to top box office
September 16, 2002
Movie-goers might want to phone ahead for an appointment to get into “Barbershop.” The warmhearted comedy starring Ice Cube as reluctant proprietor of his late father’s business debuted in first place at the box office with $21 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Group goes to bat for students facing fees
September 16, 2002
A new fund-raising and lobbying organization plans to generate $100,000 to offset fee increases imposed on Lawrence public school students. Citizens for Students, started by Rosy Elmore and Jackie Ferguson, intends to pair its campaign to raise cash with a crusade to convince the Kansas Legislature to appropriate more money to all public school districts in the state.
Museum’s fate hangs on plan for makeover
County commissioners demand historic changes at Watkins Museum
September 16, 2002
The Watkins Community Museum of History is exhibiting enough turmoil, dissension and disorganization to threaten its very survival, Douglas County commissioners say. Rocked in recent years by dwindling donations, board defections and employee and visitor complaints, the museum this week will face a major test of its fortitude when commissioners ask its volunteer leaders to offer a clear plan for restoration of the operation’s finances and reputation.
Triathlete celebrates century mark
Watson completes 100th race Sunday in LMH Triathlon at Lone Star Lake
September 16, 2002
More than 400 athletes participated in Sunday’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital Triathlon at Lone Star Lake. Perhaps no one found it quite as special as Greg “Turbo” Watson, though.
Horoscopes
September 16, 2002
Be big in schools
September 16, 2002
Big Brothers Big Sisters needs 150 volunteers to help staff its new program, Bigs in School. Volunteers age 16 or older will spend an hour a week in school with a child. Exact activities will depend on the child’s needs, but sharing lunch, playing basketball, reading and helping out with homework are examples of what volunteers and children will do together.
AG candidates favor expanding death penalty
September 16, 2002
Both candidates for Kansas attorney general favor expanding the number of crimes that can lead to a death penalty conviction. A 1994 death penalty law lists only seven capital crimes, including the intentional or premeditated killing of a law enforcement officer or killing more than one person as part of a common scheme.
Investors who play it safe end up paying higher price
September 16, 2002
When it came to investing, my grandmother had one strategy protect your principal. Big Mama put all of her money in a passbook savings account. She didn’t invest in stocks. The only bond she ever bought was the adhesive material used to hold her dentures in place.
Investing for the long haul
Young investors need discipline to build nest egg
September 16, 2002
Your last college keg party is a distant but distinct memory, you’re still slightly awed that you’re getting a regular paycheck and you’ve relied largely on water cooler gossip to determine how to proceed on your 401(k).
Imagination skews U.S. views on Iraq
September 16, 2002
Did you notice that Switzerland finally joined the United Nations? Its square flag is now flying alongside the symbols of 189 other nations. I’m told that it took terrorism to dislodge the country of chocolate and watches from its Alps-encased commitment to neutrality.
E-government services up for vote
Commissioners look to approve online billing, class enrollment
September 16, 2002
In just a few months, Lawrence residents will be able to go online to pay their water bills or enroll in aerobics classes offered by the city. City commissioners on Tuesday are expected to approve the first of a series of “e-government” initiatives to offer more services on the Internet.
E. Louise “Lou” Stuart
September 16, 2002
Terror hoax costs students their positions at hospital
September 16, 2002
A Miami hospital says it no longer wants the three Muslim medical students who were detained for 17 hours after a woman said she overheard them discussing terror plans. The men later said the incident was simply a misunderstanding.
Korean War memorial plans rejuvenated
September 16, 2002
Call it the “Forgotten Memorial.” In 1990, a Kansas University committee began a campaign to erect a memorial for about 60 students, faculty and alumni who were killed in the Korean War, often called the “Forgotten War.”
NFL Roundup: Broncos stuff 49ers
Denver defense dominates in 24-14 victory
September 16, 2002
Denver appears ready to reclaim its status as one of the NFL’s elite teams, led by a punishing defense that has contained two supposed Super Bowl contenders. Mike Anderson rushed for 95 yards and caught a touchdown pass, and Brian Griese threw two TD passes as the Broncos beat the punchless 49ers, 24-14, Sunday.
Notre Dame returns to Top 10
September 16, 2002
Trying to return to its glory days, Notre Dame nearly returned to the Top 10. With a 25-23 victory over Michigan, the Fighting Irish (3-0) climbed eight spots to No. 12 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released Sunday.
Korean War memorial plans rejuvenated
September 16, 2002
Call it the “Forgotten Memorial.” In 1990, a Kansas University committee began a campaign to erect a memorial for about 60 students, faculty and alumni who were killed in the Korean War, often called the “Forgotten War.”
For 18th birthday, Prince Harry vows to continue his mother’s charity
September 16, 2002
Prince Harry, the third in line to the British throne, marked his 18th birthday on Sunday promising to take up the charity work his late mother, Princess Diana, was unable to finish. Newspapers praised the young prince as they carried specially commissioned photographs and excerpts from his first official interview to mark his coming of age.
KANU celebrates 50th year
September 16, 2002
When it came to choosing the entertainment for KANU’s 50th anniversary, there really wasn’t much to argue about. A classical quintet rolled out the chords to “Happy Birthday,” a decision that reflected both the station’s past and future.
KC defense falters - Jacksonville 23, Kansas City 16
Jacksonville pulls away in fourth quarter
September 16, 2002
For 3 1/2 quarters, Kansas City’s shaky defense mostly made good on its vow to cut down on long gainers. Jacksonville needed just a few minutes to change that. On consecutive plays in the fourth quarter, the Jaguars produced a team-record 79-yard touchdown pass and a 63-yard scoring run to beat the Chiefs 23-16 Sunday.
People
September 16, 2002
The power of music ‘Friends’ cast to present Emmys Immigration cause championed A decade of ‘Power’
Mary Frances Woelfel
September 16, 2002
Services for Mary Frances Woelfel, 94, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Woelfel died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Francisca Cortez Larios
September 16, 2002
Ottawa  Services for Francisca Cortez Larios, 84, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dengel and Son Mortuary. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Larios died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at her home.
Greg Heaggans named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
September 16, 2002
Kansas redshirt freshman Greg Heaggans has been selected the Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Jayhawks’ 44-24 win over Southwest Missouri State last Saturday, the Big 12 Office announced Monday morning.
On the record
September 16, 2002
Career counseling service to refund money to Kansans after settlement
September 16, 2002
Refunds are available for Kansas job seekers who claim Bernard Haldane Associates cheated them out of thousands of dollars with unrealized promises of getting an inside track on a “hidden job market.”
Black history museum seeks funds to expand
September 16, 2002
Supporters of the Kansas African American Museum will ask the city council for land and money to move and expand the facility. But the city wants proof of the museum’s financial support before agreeing to provide help, and financial backers want a commitment from the city before putting up money.
On the money
September 16, 2002
Have you ever grown frustrated over a new product that didn’t work correctly? Well, take heart. There are several Web sites out there dedicated to warning the public about faulty consumer products and offering advice on how to file a complaint. Here are just a few of those resources:
Another war
September 16, 2002
Go slow on war
September 16, 2002
Don’t be fooled
September 16, 2002
Justice for priest
September 16, 2002
Saudis offer conditional use of land
September 16, 2002
In a shift likely to put more pressure on Saddam Hussein, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Sunday that U.S. forces may have access to bases in the kingdom to attack Iraq provided military action has United Nations endorsement.
Leaders say U.S. can fight two wars
September 16, 2002
The Bush administration insisted Sunday that the U.S. military can simultaneously fight terrorism and confront Iraq, as White House officials said Congress and the United Nations must act quickly to show resolve against Saddam Hussein.
Mary Frances Woelfel
September 16, 2002
Francisca Cortez Larios
September 16, 2002
Reno not ready to concede election
Democratic campaign on hold; search still on for uncounted ballots
September 16, 2002
Bill McBride defied long odds in his race against Janet Reno in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, rising from political nobody to political player in a few short months.
Frasier’ breaks Mary’s Emmy record
MTV’s ‘The Osbournes’ named best reality series
September 16, 2002
“Frasier” is in an Emmy class by itself. The NBC comedy, breaking a record held by “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” became Emmy’s most-honored show when it received three creative arts awards Saturday in a precursor to the Sept. 22 main event.
Big Brothers Big Sisters expands to fill YouthFriends’ exit
September 16, 2002
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County is diversifying. “In the past, our activities have taken place out in the community not at one specific site. That’s changing,” said Jane Pennington, the program’s executive director.
Program plucks musical prowess despite families’ tight purse strings
Nonprofit helps schoolchildren afford instrument rental, lessons
September 16, 2002
Jennifer Wesco has looked into one too many sets of heartbroken children’s eyes. The Lawrence vocalist works at Hume Music and rents band instruments to area schoolchildren. Sometimes parents and children leave the store empty-handed because they can’t afford the monthly rental fees or have a checkered credit history.
U.S. seeks custody of ‘big fish’
September 16, 2002
The United States wants custody of Ramzi Binalshibh and will work with Pakistani authorities to have them hand over the suspected Sept. 11 plotter captured last week in Karachi, President Bush’s national security adviser said Sunday.
Calls traced from U.S. to al-Qaida
September 16, 2002
Government agents have recently uncovered numerous calls from difficult-to-track prepaid cell phones, Internet-based phone service, prepaid phone cards and public pay phones in the United States to known al-Qaida locations overseas, federal officials said.
Once-struggling businesses take shot at success
September 16, 2002
The Internet digital photo site Webshots seemed destined to dissolve in the dot-com meltdown a year ago as its owner, ExciteAtHome, prepared to go bankrupt. But Webshots’ co-founders lobbied for another try at developing the site into a profitable business a goal that doesn’t look as farfetched as it appeared when ExciteAtHome was poised to pull the plug.
Cowboys’ Allen sprains left ankle
September 16, 2002
Larry Allen, the Cowboys’ perennial All-Pro lineman, sprained his left ankle during Dallas’ 21-13 victory over Tennessee on Sunday. Allen, a 6-foot-3, 335-pound player in his 10th year, was hurt late in the second quarter. He tried to return but then came out again.
Colorado State survives scare from Louisville
September 16, 2002
Cecil Sapp ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 24 Colorado State withstood a late scare from Louisville to win 36-33 Saturday night. Colorado State (3-1) led 36-14 with five minutes left, but Louisville (1-2) scored 19 points in a span of 1:41 to make it close.
Freshmen lead Jayhawks to 3-0 win over Tulsa
September 16, 2002
Kansas University’s Caroline Smith scored two goals for the second consecutive game and another freshman, Holly Ryder, accounted for another goal, as the Jayhawks blanked Tulsa University, 3-0, Sunday afternoon in non-conference soccer at the Hardesty Sports Complex.
Auto Racing Roundup: Newman earns first NASCAR win
Rookie wins rain-shortened New Hampshire 300 by holding off Busch; Hornish takes IRL title
September 16, 2002
Ryan Newman’s determination and a convenient rainstorm made him a winner Sunday for the first time in his Winston Cup career. Newman barely held off Kurt Busch to take the rain-shortened New Hampshire 300.
Sorenstam extends sizz
Golfer wins eighth LPGA title of season, 10th overall
September 16, 2002
After sinking an 11-foot birdie putt on the final hole of the Safeway Classic, Annika Sorenstam finally showed some emotion. Known for her composure under pressure, Sorenstam had just won her eighth LPGA Tour title of the year and had held off a considerable challenge from Kate Golden.
Wooden high on ASU
September 16, 2002
So far, it appears Arizona State is the team to beat in the Keith Wooden college basketball recruiting sweepstakes. “I really like coach Evans a lot and the players there. Arizona State is appealing to me right now,” the 6-foot-9 Free State High forward said Sunday of ASU coach Rob Evans, who visited with Keith and his mother, Christy, last week at the Wooden’s residence in Lawrence.
Hernandez earns win for Royals - Kansas City 9, Detroit 3
KC extends its lead over last-place Tigers
September 16, 2002
Runelvys Hernandez wanted to get his first complete game. So did his manager, Tony Pena. After Mike Rivera’s two-run double with one out in the ninth, it wasn’t going to happen, though.
Williams hits road recruiting
Jayhawks seeking four or five signees
September 16, 2002
Roy Williams is out to sign a few good men make that four or five good men this college basketball recruiting year. Kansas University’s 15th-year head men’s coach has deemed this season one of those “nucleus” or “core” recruiting years where he wants and needs to corral four or five high schoolers with talent and lots of it.
Jayhawks’ special teams living up to name
September 16, 2002
As Kansas University punt returner Remuise Johnson turned the corner on the way to a 34-yard return, KU special teams coach Clint Bowen may have established a school record. Bowen raced down the sideline, leaped into the air and raised a fist before finally landing.
Lawrence City Commission
Commission looks at e-government initiatives
September 16, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall Sixth and Massachusetts streets Sunflower Broadband Channel 25
Shopping for camcorders can be hectic
September 16, 2002
I was getting my old camcorder ready for the next big Lawrence High volleyball game. And it struck me hard would the VHS-C tapes I was using even be playable in 10 years? “Only if we still have the camera and if the tapes don’t degrade,” my wife said. “It’s just like right now with a turntable. If you don’t have a turntable, you can’t play a record.”
American League Roundup: Twins clinch Central division
Minnesota takes title with 5-0 win over Cleveland
September 16, 2002
The Minnesota Twins refused to be contracted. Instead, they conquered. The Twins, targeted for contraction last November, clinched the AL Central on Sunday with a 5-0 win over the defending champion Cleveland Indians.