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Graves endorses Shallenburger for governor
September 19, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 4:19 p.m.) Gov. Bill Graves today ended a six-week holdout and endorsed fellow Republican Tim Shallenburger for governor, saying that party loyalty moved him to overcome his differences with Shallenburger.
Scattered showers expected through afternoon
September 19, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 10:23 a.m.) It might be a good idea to carry an umbrella Thursday. Occasional rainfall is expected through the rest of the day, says a state weather forecaster.
Downed power line stalls U.S. Highway 24 traffic
September 19, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 9:08 a.m.) Traffic was stopped for about 90 minutes Thursday morning because of a downed power line on U.S. Highway 24 near Williamstown northwest of Lawrence.
Out with old?
September 19, 2002
On the record
September 19, 2002
On the record
September 19, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Lucile Brunson
September 19, 2002
No services are planned for Lucile Brunson, 96, Lawrence. Mrs. Brunson died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Local briefs
September 19, 2002
Lion netters nab fourth LHS wins triangular Ottawa’s Morrissey first
Lawrence briefs
September 19, 2002
North Lawrence business reports overnight burglary Lawrence High School plans homecoming parade Camper dies after collapse Parks assistant director to retire after 18 years
Lawrence briefs
September 19, 2002
 North Lawrence business reports overnight burglary  Lawrence High School plans homecoming parade  Camper dies after collapse  Parks assistant director to retire after 18 years
Jansen support
September 19, 2002
Hearing decorum
September 19, 2002
To the editor: I recently attended the discussion on the Lawrence Trafficway. I rarely attend these events because I quickly become frustrated with the lack of manners displayed by adults in these situations. I have very strong opinions on the trafficway and I attended the forum to listen to the viewpoints of others as well as express my own in a constructive fashion.
David Floyd Ricketts
September 19, 2002
Memorial services for David Floyd Ricketts, 55, Meriden, Kan., will be at a later date in Riverside. Burial will be in Crestlawn Cemetery in Riverside. Mr. Ricketts died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, from an accidental fall in his home. Cremation is planned.
City athlete of the week: Hiral Bhakta, Free State High
September 19, 2002
The week: Bhakta was second overall at the Millard South Invitational last Friday in Omaha, Neb., covering the 5K course in 16:25. His time also set a new Firebird record, breaking Justin White’s 2001 mark by three seconds.
Area athlete of the week: Andrew Pyle, Eudora High
September 19, 2002
The week: Pyle, who rushed for 2,334 yards last season, is well on his way to 2,000 yards again this year. The Cardinal running back racked up 260 yards on 27 carries in a 55-7 trouncing of Anderson County on Saturday. He’s amassed 440 yards on 54 attempts with 10 touchdowns this season.
6Sports video: KU is worried about Bowling Green’s Harris
September 19, 2002
Despite KU’s ranking as fifth-best pass defense in the conference, Coach Mangino believes that Josh Harris is a force to be reckoned with.
A-Rod sits after 376 straight games
September 19, 2002
Texas shortstop Alex Rodriguez, who has played in 376 straight games, was out of the starting lineup Wednesday night because he said he was too tired.
Jets’ Edwards brings out fire, brimstone in speech
September 19, 2002
Herman Edwards stood on the auditorium stage and raised his voice. He pounded his chest. He slammed his fist into a projector.
Warfield staying cool at hot spot
September 19, 2002
Watching Patrick Johnson churn 79 yards to the end zone, Eric Warfield just wanted to forget the play.
Colts running back is back on track
James seemingly recovered from torn ACL, leads AFC in total yards from scrimmage
September 19, 2002
Edgerrin James isn’t hesitant about his comeback from a serious knee injury.
Tiger trades in irons
September 19, 2002
Tiger Woods switched to Nike Golf’s irons Wednesday, giving him a new set of tools with the Ryder Cup only a week away.
LPGA golfers seek new Augusta
Pros say Masters course behind the times, women should be allowed as members
September 19, 2002
Even though they’ll almost surely never play a professional round there, a handful of LPGA Tour players believe it’s time for Augusta National to open its membership to women.
Saturday’s race at Rim Rock more than just a mouthful
September 19, 2002
There’s nothing ho-hum about the Rim Rock Farm High School Cross Country Classic except the name. Saturday’s meet draws the Midwest’s best runners to Lawrence. If you don’t recognize the names now, you will in a few years.
Teddleton trial continued
September 19, 2002
The trial for a Kansas University football player charged with misdemeanor battery has been continued to Dec. 18.
Lawmakers face tough choice: fund drug treatment or prisons
September 19, 2002
Despite the state budget crunch, lawmakers this year must increase funding for drug treatment or build a new prison, criminal justice officials said Wednesday.
Crash sends 2 to hospital
September 19, 2002
Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a collision at Teepee Junction north of Lawrence. The accident occurred at 1:20 p.m. at the junction of U.S. Highways 24 and 40, a Kansas Highway Patrol accident report said.
Robert Adam Kay
September 19, 2002
David Floyd Ricketts
September 19, 2002
6News video: City may grow south of Wakarusa River
September 19, 2002
A consultant said that the city sewer services may allow as many as 20,000 people south of the river.
West Nile virus leaves 21 dead in Illinois
September 19, 2002
Bob Meisenheimer liked to sit in his back yard with friends on sultry summer nights, wearing a T-shirt and trying to solve the world’s problems. The one that killed him West Nile virus has authorities scrambling for answers.
Children’s prescription use growing at increasing rate
September 19, 2002
When Christy Olson’s daughter developed asthma as a toddler 12 years ago, she was reluctant to put her on prescription drugs.
People
September 19, 2002
Trial date set for Ryder No doubt, they’re married Fashionable fund-raiser Location is everything
Rosie O’Donnell pulls plug on magazine
September 19, 2002
Former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell abruptly quit her namesake magazine Wednesday, citing a deteriorating relationship with the magazine’s publisher, Gruner + Jahr.
Kansans in Congress begin to offer backing for Bush’s stance on Iraq
September 19, 2002
They urged caution in recent weeks, but now some Kansas lawmakers are endorsing the use of force against Saddam Hussein. U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, a Senate Foreign Relations Committee member, told reporters Wednesday that Congress should support President Bush “and authorize the use of force against Saddam, if necessary.”
Failure to ‘harden the homeland’ preceded 9-11, Congress told
September 19, 2002
Intelligence agencies failed to anticipate terrorists flying planes into buildings despite a dozen clues in the years before the Sept. 11 attacks that Osama bin Laden or others might use aircraft as bombs, a congressional investigator told lawmakers Wednesday as they began public hearings into the attacks. Just a month before the attacks, intelligence agencies were told of a possible bin Laden plot to hit the U.S. Embassy in Kenya or crash a plane into it.
Running mates square off on tax issues
September 19, 2002
Candidates for lieutenant governor, appearing before a business group Tuesday, continued an argument about taxes that their running mates began a day earlier. Democrat John Moore and Republican David Lindstrom spoke at a luncheon forum at the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual Business Congress.
Cost of war with Iraq could top $50 billion
September 19, 2002
How much would a war with Iraq cost?
Poll gives Sebelius 17-point edge
September 19, 2002
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Sebelius has a 17-point lead over Republican Tim Shallenburger, according to a poll sponsored by The Wichita Eagle and KWCH-TV. Of those polled by SurveyUSA over the weekend, 55 percent said they intended to vote for Sebelius, the Kansas insurance commissioner, while 38 percent said they would vote for Shallenburger, the state treasurer. The poll, with a 3.9 percent margin of error, was published in Tuesday’s Eagle.
Carnegie Library needs $1 million renovation
September 19, 2002
Lawrence’s Carnegie Library building is “fundamentally sound,” a new report says, but the city will have to spend more than $1 million to get the building in shape for a return to full-time use. The building at Ninth and Vermont streets has been mostly empty it still is used for occasional events since earlier this year, when the Lawrence Arts Center vacated it for new digs in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street. Before that, it served as the city’s library from 1904 to 1972. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
See You at Pole draws faithful
September 19, 2002
Shortly after sunrise Wednesday, Justin Isbell stood on a brick wall at South Junior High School to proclaim his Christian faith. Strengthened by the presence of more than 75 peers gathered for the annual See You at the Pole youth prayer event, the ninth-grader tossed small candy bars to students circling the flag pole.
OPEC ministers indicate no change in output
September 19, 2002
Pushing aside worries in the West about high oil prices, several petroleum ministers said Wednesday that OPEC agreed to keep its production of crude steady for now, and blamed the recent price pinch on talk of war in Iraq.
Hershey trust decides sale not so sweet
September 19, 2002
The chairman of the charitable trust that controls Hershey Foods Corp. said Wednesday that the board decided not to sell the company because it didn’t like the two bids it received, not because of community pressure. “Sale talk is over,” Robert Vowler, the Hershey Trust Co. chairman and chief executive, said of the board’s decision.
Prices reach four-month high
Index shows consumers paying more for energy, clothing
September 19, 2002
Consumer prices in August posted their biggest increase in four months, especially hitting the wallets of energy users, clothing shoppers and smokers. The Consumer Price Index, the government’s most closely watched inflation gauge, rose 0.3 percent in August from the previous month, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
American Idol’ winner’s rush job misses the mark
September 19, 2002
It’s not “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson’s fault that her first recording as a bona fide pop star, the two-song nugget featuring “A Moment Like This” and “Before Your Love” that landed in stores Tuesday, is a bit underwhelming.
Hutchinson council split on WTC memento
September 19, 2002
A Hutchinson city councilman doesn’t think the city should accept a piece of steel from New York’s World Trade Center, among those offered to a number of communities around the nation as mementoes of last year’s terrorist attacks.
WSU logo elevates team profile
September 19, 2002
Different logo, same mascot. When Wichita State redesigned its athletic insignia, some Shockers fans might have feared that their beloved WuShock would be altered as well.
Limiting TV access will ease anxiety
September 19, 2002
Our 10-year-old son thinks certain people look frightening. When he sees one of these supposedly frightening people, he can work himself up to the point where he starts trembling and crying and pleading to be taken home. This just started happening about two months ago. He’s afraid, he says, because he heard on the news about kids being kidnapped. We’ve tried to reassure him that he’s safe with us, but that hasn’t worked. Now he’s started having nightmares about bad guys with guns.
One hour of daily exercise suggested
September 19, 2002
Sixty minutes. One hour. Thirty-six hundred seconds. That’s the amount of time most U.S. adults are urged to exercise each day, according to the latest recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences. And yes, if this seems like a big dose of activity, you’re right. This is about twice the activity previously recommended to achieve some modest health benefits (and twice what the Everyday Challenge sets as a goal.) But this is the amount that an expert panel concluded is needed to help most Americans achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
Pepto-Bismol should cure flatulence
September 19, 2002
Q: I cannot talk to anyone about this embarrassing problem, not even my doctor. Some days I experience bouts of flatulence that are so smelly, I cannot bear to go out in public. My niece is getting married next month, and I would dearly like to go to the wedding. But I am so afraid that I would spoil the event, for me and those around me, that I am considering bowing out. Is there anything I can do to control the odor?
African officials discuss combating corruption
September 19, 2002
African public officials should be made to declare their assets before taking office and after leaving public service, said a draft anti-corruption convention being discussed Wednesday by ministers and other officials.
Hearing decorum
September 19, 2002
Ozone layer repairing self, scientists say
September 19, 2002
Chlorine-based chemical levels in the atmosphere have peaked and may be declining, and the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica should close within 50 years, according to scientists in Australia and New Zealand.
World Championships costly
Indiana Sports Corporation loses $2.69 million
September 19, 2002
The World Basketball Championships were costly off the court, too.
Jayhawks’ Price finalizes staff
September 19, 2002
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price didn’t have to go far to find the final piece of his coaching staff.
Lions’ Wilson places third at Invitational
FSHS takes 11th, LHS ties for 13th
September 19, 2002
Overland Park Aquinas’ girls’ golf team ran away with the Lawrence High Invitational, but Lawrence High freshman Sydney Wilson sent a message Wednesday at Alvamar Golf Course watch out. That might be a bit premature, but Wilson had every reason to revel in her third-place finish. Her 6-over-par 78 was a season-low, and she was a foot from going 1-under on the back nine, just missing a putt on 18. More importantly, Wilson was just five strokes back of the defending state champion, Aquinas’ Annie Giangrosso.
Mayme Borton
September 19, 2002
Services for Mayme Borton, 31, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Ms. Borton died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.
Board wants additional information on options for shutting down elementaries
September 19, 2002
A majority of Lawrence school board members expressed interest Wednesday in plans to close three elementary schools and replace two junior high schools. The board conducted a special three-hour meeting to sort through various options offered by a consulting group hired to help school officials develop a 20-year master plan for district facilities.
Jansen support
September 19, 2002
To the editor: As Steve Jansen’s daughter, I have supported my father throughout this last year as he was demoted and had his salary cut. I have also been with my father when he is out in the community. Almost every time I am with him, people who know Steve, and people that don’t know him, stop him on the street and express their support for him and his work. I have seen people thank him for his assistance on a particular project and praise his expertise in local history.
See You at Pole draws faithful
September 19, 2002
Shortly after sunrise Wednesday, Justin Isbell stood on a brick wall at South Junior High School to proclaim his Christian faith. Strengthened by the presence of more than 75 peers gathered for the annual See You at the Pole youth prayer event, the ninth-grader tossed small candy bars to students circling the flag pole.
Briefly
September 19, 2002
Ex-Texas A&M student executed for shooting Chavez stamp unveiled ATF agent accused of threatening teens Priest abuse victims accept $10 million
Briefly
September 19, 2002
Tropical storm Isidore nears resort city Amnesty International: Turkey still using torture 12 more bodies pulled from site of sunken boat Kashmir violence claims 13 lives during voting
Briefly
September 19, 2002
New speed limits set near Stull Road County approves topsoil permit
Briefly
September 19, 2002
Statue of Sept. 11 jumper covered after complaints Governor denies allegations of improper relationship Israelis prepare in case Iraq should repeat attacks Archdiocese announces scores of layoffs, cutbacks
6News video: The school district may close schools
September 19, 2002
Most of the school board members are interested in closing three elementary schools, although they differ on particular plans.
Beebe services
September 19, 2002
Graveside services with military honors for Glenn Watt Beebe, 77, Anaheim, Calif., will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Beebe died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at New Orange Hills Convalescent Hospital in Orange, Calif.
Graves endorses Shallenburger for governor
September 19, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 4:19 p.m.) Gov. Bill Graves today ended a six-week holdout and endorsed fellow Republican Tim Shallenburger for governor, saying that party loyalty moved him to overcome his differences with Shallenburger.
Jury finds bounty hunter guilty of misdemeanors
September 19, 2002
A former bounty hunter was found guilty of criminal restraint for the night he entered a Lawrence residence and confronted a man and woman while looking for a man who had skipped bail. Wednesday, a Douglas County jury of 11 women and one man rejected more serious felony charges of kidnapping filed against Tim James, 41, Lawrence.
September 19, 2002
There’s no need to rush to judgment on school facilities options presented this week. Lawrence residents may need to take a deep breath and count to 10 as they take their first look at a consultant’s report for upgrading school district buildings.
Federal money will boost anti-drug, anti-violence health education
September 19, 2002
A three-year federal grant of about $8.5 million will boost Lawrence programs designed to help children avoid drugs and violence, officials said Wednesday. Thanks to the grant, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and the Lawrence public school district will lead a new effort promoting healthy child development, violence prevention and drug-free living among students in preschool through high school.
Births
September 19, 2002
Emery and Jessica Folsom, McLouth, a girl, Wednesday. Brenda Jenkins and Terry DeCarlo, Eudora, a boy, Wednesday.
KU basketball team bonds during tailgating
September 19, 2002
Roy Williams has something in common with hundreds of other Kansas University football fans on home football Saturdays. He tailgates.
New sewage plant not necessary for extending city past Wakarusa River, consultant says
September 19, 2002
City officials have one fewer reason to put the brakes on growth south of the Wakarusa River. Sewer service, long considered to be an expensive hindrance to southern development, could be extended to serve 20,000 people south of the river by 2025, a consultant said Wednesday.
City athlete of the week: Sydney Wilson, Lawrence High
September 19, 2002
The week: Wilson, who also plays volleyball for Southwest Junior High before hitting the golf course, took fourth at the Firebird/Eagle Bend Invitational last Thursday, shooting an 83.
Piazza’s blast enough to stop Cubs
Underachieving Mets suddenly rejuvenated, winning 11 of last 16 games
September 19, 2002
With nothing to play for in October, the New York Mets are looking to finish the season with a strong September.
Twins topple Tigers
Everyday Eddie’ earns club save record in 2-0 win
September 19, 2002
When Eddie Guardado first joined the Minnesota Twins in 1993, Rick Aguilera helped him adjust to life in the big leagues.
Jayhawks wary of Bowling Green’s Harris
September 19, 2002
Kansas University’s defense has struggled in two games against multi-talented quarterbacks. The Jayhawks (1-2) will face their most versatile opponent to date when Josh Harris leads Bowling Green (2-0) against KU in a 6 p.m. game Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
County to move on SLT next week
Jones objects to fast-track endorsement
September 19, 2002
Next week Douglas County commissioners will consider endorsing an $8.5 million wetlands mitigation plan for the South Lawrence Trafficway, despite objections from Commissioner Charles Jones. During the commission’s weekly meeting Wednesday night, Jones accused his fellow commissioners of rushing ahead with the plan in hopes of “pushing through” the trafficway along a 32nd Street alignment, which would cut through the Baker Wetlands.
Lucile Brunson
September 19, 2002
Beebe services
September 19, 2002
Jury finds bounty hunter guilty of misdemeanors
September 19, 2002
A former bounty hunter was found guilty of criminal restraint for the night he entered a Lawrence residence and confronted a man and woman while looking for a man who had skipped bail. Wednesday, a Douglas County jury of 11 women and one man rejected more serious felony charges of kidnapping filed against Tim James, 41, Lawrence.
6News video: The Carnegie Building downtown requires work
September 19, 2002
After the Lawrence Arts Center moved from the building, city commissioners have been considering a new use for it.
Police arrest militant for U.S. consulate bombing
September 19, 2002
Police and intelligence officials said Wednesday that they had arrested an Islamic militant who organized the June 14 car bomb attack on the U.S. Consulate here and was plotting to assassinate Pakistan’s president this week.
Ailing Nazi collaborator, 92, freed from prison
September 19, 2002
Frail but now a free man, wartime collaborator Maurice Papon walked out of prison Wednesday and into a storm of public outrage after judges ruled him too old and sick to finish his 10-year sentence for helping send Jews to Nazi death camps.
Quiet shattered by suicide bombing
September 19, 2002
Palestinians Wednesday ended a six-week lull in attacks on Israelis when a policeman died after challenging a suicide bomber and Palestinian militants killed a motorist and a settler in the West Bank. Two Palestinians also died Wednesday one killed by Israeli troops and the other apparently by Palestinians who suspected him of being a collaborator.
Bioterrorism defense improving one year since anthrax attacks
September 19, 2002
A year after the first anthrax-tainted letters were dropped into a New Jersey mailbox, the nation is vastly better prepared to face bioterrorism. Yet experts agree that major holes remain in communications, emergency planning and staffing, and many fear the country’s resolve could fade along with memories of the attacks.
Briefcase
September 19, 2002
U.S. trade deficit falls Microsoft isn’t obeying settlement, firm says Merrill Lynch leaders fired for not cooperating Wrigley seeks chance to bite into new deal
Cycling for a cause
Volunteers prepare for two-day, 150-mile ride
September 19, 2002
When Lisa Rasor put out the call this summer for volunteers to ride as a team in the MS 150 bicycle tour, she got a better response than she expected. “I was surprised,” said Rasor, a Lawrence resident who will ride in her fifth MS 150. “You need a minimum of five to participate. Once we had five, I thought we were done, because I’ve never had more than five.”
Hondurans mourn workers’ deaths
Northeast U.S. drew poor villagers; seven died in van crash
September 19, 2002
The grieving father wiped sweat from his forehead, and tears from his eyes as he spoke of his son who drowned last week with 13 other migrant workers in a remote corner of Maine.
Everyone a potential informer
September 19, 2002
The customer at a Shoney’s in Calhoun, Ga., may or may not have jumped the gun. The three Muslim medical students may or may not have said something about attacking the United States on Sept. 13. In New York, the young men from Lackawanna may or may not be terrorists.
A different kind of diversity
September 19, 2002
The conservative publicist David Horowitz has just released the findings of a survey he conducted in conjunction with the American Enterprise Institute. Its conclusion: The faculties of American universities are overwhelmingly populated by people on the left. And, as Horowitz notes, in those disciplines where political opinions count for something the humanities, generally speaking the disparity between left and right is especially striking.
Football TBA
September 19, 2002
Graves to endorse Shallenburger
September 19, 2002
After six weeks of playing hard to get, moderate Republican Gov. Bill Graves plans to endorse conservative GOP gubernatorial nominee Tim Shallenburger. Shallenburger spokesman Bob Murray confirmed Wednesday that Graves plans to make the endorsement during a news conference this afternoon at his Statehouse office.
Police urged to dine at McDonald’s
Study finds street crime declines where law enforcement officers eat out
September 19, 2002
Big Mac, fries and a burly police constable, please.
Baseball briefs
September 19, 2002
Royals’ well-known ‘Santa’ fan dies at 82 U.S. Congress honors Negro League players Kitaen agrees to plea in Finley abuse case Giants’ Santiago hit with two-game suspension
Soccer freshman has six goals in first six games
September 19, 2002
Six games into her Kansas University soccer career, freshman Caroline Smith is making an assault on the Jayhawks’ record books. Smith, a forward from Edina, Minn., has scored six goals, the fifth-highest season total by a Jayhawk and 11th-best on the KU career list.
Volunteers prepare for two-day, 150-mile ride
September 19, 2002
When Lisa Rasor put out the call this summer for volunteers to ride as a team in the MS 150 bicycle tour, she got a better response than she expected. “I was surprised,” said Rasor, a Lawrence resident who will ride in her fifth MS 150. “You need a minimum of five to participate. Once we had five, I thought we were done, because I’ve never had more than five.”
Sound off
September 19, 2002
How did the Kansas delegation in Congress vote on the “No Child Left Behind Act,” which is President Bush’s overhaul of federal education funding and will require states to increase testing of students? U.S. Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts, both Republicans, voted for the final version of the act that Bush signed into law. In the House, U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat, voted for it, while Kansas’ three Republican House members  Jim Ryun, Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt  voted against it.
On the street
September 19, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library Do you think the United States should take military action against Iraq?
Out with old?
September 19, 2002
To the editor: I have watched the growing debate over the financial problems of the Watkins Community Museum of History for some time now. The article in the Sept. 16 paper jolted me to write this letter. Marnie Argersinger stated that the reserve budget had dropped $100,000 in the past 12 years. Is she aware that a large portion of that decrease was due to the need for structural and other repairs on a very old building?
Aggies sweep Jayhawks
September 19, 2002
Kansas University’s volleyball team dropped its Big 12 opener to Texas A&M, 30-24, 30-26, 30-26, on Wednesday.
s race at Rim Rock more than just a mouthful
September 19, 2002
There’s nothing ho-hum about the Rim Rock Farm High School Cross Country Classic  except the name. Saturday’s meet draws the Midwest’s best runners to Lawrence. If you don’t recognize the names now, you will in a few years.
Group working on promotion, beautification
September 19, 2002
Downtown Lawrence Inc. continued its promotion efforts Wednesday evening at its annual meeting and barbecue in South Park. Maria Martin, co-director of Downtown Lawrence Inc., said the nonprofit organization was advertising the area as the “Heart of the City.”
Robert Adam Kay
September 19, 2002
Memorial services for Robert Adam Kay, 70, Rockport, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Charlie Marshall Funeral Chapel, Rockport. Mr. Kay died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at his home.
Local briefs
September 19, 2002
Annual KU health fair draws record crowd Endowment to announce gift to flight complex Flyover to precede KU-Bowling Green game Bus company workers to vote on unionization
City looks south to grow
New sewage plant not necessary for extending city past Wakarusa River, consultant says
September 19, 2002
City officials have one fewer reason to put the brakes on growth south of the Wakarusa River. Sewer service, long considered to be an expensive hindrance to southern development, could be extended to serve 20,000 people south of the river by 2025, a consultant said Wednesday.
Med Center loses researcher
Vice chancellor is latest in string of officials to leave school in past year
September 19, 2002
The head of research at the Kansas University Medical Center announced Wednesday he was leaving for another job. Michael Welch, vice chancellor for research, will become president and CEO of the Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School.
Do Over’ goes back to the future
September 19, 2002
What if you were offered the chance to live your teen years all over again? Would it be a dream come true or a cosmic nightmare? “Do Over” (7:30 p.m., WB), concerns Joel Larsen, a 34-year-old salesman with a less-than-wonderful life who finds himself transported back in time to 1981, when he (Penn Badgley) was only 14 years old.
Jury selection tedious process in Robinson trial
September 19, 2002
After a few hours of questioning it became clear Wednesday that the public is aware of the lurid allegations in the murder case against John E. Robinson Sr., and that a jury will not be impaneled quickly.
Horoscopes
September 19, 2002
School ‘springboard’
September 19, 2002
There’s no need to rush to judgment on school facilities options presented this week. Lawrence residents may need to take a deep breath and count to 10 as they take their first look at a consultant’s report for upgrading school district buildings.
Football TBA
September 19, 2002
To the editor: Did I miss something or did KU sacrifice men’s swimming and tennis in return for “to be announced” football scheduling and a new coach whose salary package is about the same as the combined budgets for both tennis and swimming.
s Harris
September 19, 2002
Kansas University’s defense has struggled in two games against multi-talented quarterbacks. The Jayhawks (1-2) will face their most versatile opponent to date when Josh Harris leads Bowling Green (2-0) against KU in a 6 p.m. game Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Vice chancellor is latest in string of officials to leave school in past year
September 19, 2002
The head of research at the Kansas University Medical Center announced Wednesday he was leaving for another job. Michael Welch, vice chancellor for research, will become president and CEO of the Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School.
Carnegie Library needs $1 million renovation
September 19, 2002
Lawrence’s Carnegie Library building is “fundamentally sound,” a new report says, but the city will have to spend more than $1 million to get the building in shape for a return to full-time use. The building at Ninth and Vermont streets has been mostly empty  it still is used for occasional events  since earlier this year, when the Lawrence Arts Center vacated it for new digs in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street. Before that, it served as the city’s library from 1904 to 1972. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mayme Borton
September 19, 2002
Latin Grammys hit stride
Except for absence of Cubans, show goes smoothly
September 19, 2002
Alejandro Sanz, who dominated last year’s Latin Grammys, swept its major categories on Wednesday night, taking home trophies for album, song, and record of the year.
Grant to help children’s programs
Federal money will boost anti-drug, anti-violence health education
September 19, 2002
A three-year federal grant of about $8.5 million will boost Lawrence programs designed to help children avoid drugs and violence, officials said Wednesday. Thanks to the grant, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and the Lawrence public school district will lead a new effort promoting healthy child development, violence prevention and drug-free living among students in preschool through high school.
Elected leaders must ask tough questions
September 19, 2002
In March of 1999, when the United States and its NATO allies were conducting a bombing campaign aimed at halting Slobodan Milosevic’s brutal ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska wrote an op-ed article in The Washington Post, arguing that “we must be prepared to do what is necessary to achieve our objectives and ensure victory, including the option of ground troops.
Scattered showers expected through afternoon
September 19, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 10:23 a.m.) It might be a good idea to carry an umbrella Thursday. Occasional rainfall is expected through the rest of the day, says a state weather forecaster.
Downed power line stalls U.S. Highway 24 traffic
September 19, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 9:08 a.m.) Traffic was stopped for about 90 minutes Thursday morning because of a downed power line on U.S. Highway 24 near Williamstown northwest of Lawrence.
Down to the wire
Johnson, Newman battling for Winston Cup, rookie titles
September 19, 2002
Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman are taking their battle for the Winston Cup rookie of the year title to the top of the series standings.
Our town sports
September 19, 2002
Sandrat Trail Run: The 12th annual Sandrat Trail Run is scheduled for Oct. 6 at Taylor Park. The 9.5-mile run will be mostly on the Kansas River Trails. Also slated is a 0.6 mile Rug Rat Run. There is no entry fee, but you can order a T-shirt for $8. For information, call Steve Riley at 842-4351 or Greg Burger at 865-2508.
Crash sends 2 to hospital
September 19, 2002
Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a collision at Teepee Junction north of Lawrence. The accident occurred at 1:20 p.m. at the junction of U.S. Highways 24 and 40, a Kansas Highway Patrol accident report said.
Group working on promotion, beautification
September 19, 2002
Downtown Lawrence Inc. continued its promotion efforts Wednesday evening at its annual meeting and barbecue in South Park. Maria Martin, co-director of Downtown Lawrence Inc., said the nonprofit organization was advertising the area as the “Heart of the City.”
Nicaraguan coffee growers go hungry
Despite beverage’s popularity, prices at lowest level in 100 years, report says
September 19, 2002
Fourteen people have starved in the mountains of Paradise already this year.
Local briefs
September 19, 2002
 Annual KU health fair draws record crowd  Endowment to announce gift to flight complex  Flyover to precede KU-Bowling Green game  Bus company workers to vote on unionization
Area athlete of the week: Emily Brown, Baldwin High
September 19, 2002
The week: Brown had 42 kills in five matches during the Baldwin Invitational on Saturday, leading the Bulldogs to a third-place finish. She had 34 kills in three matches at a quadrangular last Thursday.
Cards leaning toward Illinois stadium
St. Louis mayor remains optimistic new stadium will be built on Missouri side
September 19, 2002
Building the St. Louis Cardinals a new home in the city’s downtown remains a possibility, Mayor Francis Slay said Wednesday, but only if the club isn’t “greedy” and agrees to a deal with the city that is unlikely to financially match any offer made by Illinois.
Pac-10 trying for perfect weekend
USC-Kansas State, Arizona-Wisconsin loom as biggest obstacles of 8-0 mark
September 19, 2002
The Pac-10 is looking for perfection this weekend.
KU’s Smith sizzling
Soccer freshman has six goals in first six games
September 19, 2002
Six games into her Kansas University soccer career, freshman Caroline Smith is making an assault on the Jayhawks’ record books. Smith, a forward from Edina, Minn., has scored six goals, the fifth-highest season total by a Jayhawk and 11th-best on the KU career list.
Chicago climbs to .500 - White Sox 3, Royals 1
Kansas City’s Suppan drops ninth straight
September 19, 2002
Just like last year, the Chicago White Sox are salvaging their season after it’s already over. Frank Thomas homered for a second straight game Wednesday night, leading the White Sox to a 3-1 victory against the Kansas City Royals to reach the .500 mark for the first time since June 20.
Harry Potter plagiarism case takes odd twist
September 19, 2002
A federal judge has rejected a writer’s claims that she was plagiarized by “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling and in turn fined her $50,000, saying she “perpetuated a fraud.”
Daily ticker
September 19, 2002
Experts urge new mothers to take it easy
September 19, 2002
New babies can generate weeping and wailing at decibel levels you thought were only possible at airport runways and Aerosmith concerts.
Family gathering
KU basketball team bonds during tailgating
September 19, 2002
Roy Williams has something in common with hundreds of other Kansas University football fans on home football Saturdays. He tailgates.
Corrections
September 19, 2002
Carrie Murray, 28, was injured in a three-car accident June 11 in western Lawrence, according to Lawrence Police. Murray’s car was struck by another car in the intersection of 15th Street and Inverness Drive. Murray told police at the scene “she had some discomfort to her left knee,” but declined medical treatment. An item that appeared June 12 in the Lawrence & State section inaccurately described the accident.
Proposals to close 3 schools favored
Board wants additional information on options for shutting down elementaries
September 19, 2002
A majority of Lawrence school board members expressed interest Wednesday in plans to close three elementary schools and replace two junior high schools. The board conducted a special three-hour meeting to sort through various options offered by a consulting group hired to help school officials develop a 20-year master plan for district facilities.
Aggies sweep Jayhawks
September 19, 2002
Kansas University’s volleyball team dropped its Big 12 opener to Texas A&M, 30-24, 30-26, 30-26, on Wednesday.