Archive for Saturday, September 21, 2002

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Louie Alice Spencer
September 21, 2002
Erma M. Kollin
September 21, 2002
Welker working wonders for Tech
Small receiver making big plays for Raiders’ offense, special teams
September 21, 2002
To some Texas Tech fans, 5-foot-9 receiver and returner Wes Welker is like Mighty Mouse. Texas Tech coach Mike Leach prefers to compare the undersized, overachieving Welker to the chicken hawk in Foghorn Leghorn cartoons.
USC tilt huge for K-State, fans
September 21, 2002
Kansas State’s players usually don’t let their giddiness show too much. But as fan buzz increases and the lofty implications of a win continue to be hyped, purple supporters are finding it impossible to not be excited about No. 25 Kansas State’s game today against No. 11 Southern California.
Longhorns’ senior linebacker learned from mother’s mistakes
September 21, 2002
When Lee Jackson was growing up, his mother left him home at night while she went looking for drugs. Jackson learned some lessons early on. He had to avoid the traps that snared his mother, and he had to depend on himself.
Ansel vital to KU’s field-position battles
September 21, 2002
Kansas has more than one kicker who knows a thing or two about hitting. But like placekicker Johnny Beck who was misidentified by media as a member of the Jayhawks’ return team earlier this season punter Curtis Ansel won’t be taking on any additional duties.
Americans stop Sorenstam, earn split
September 21, 2002
Annika Sorenstam was on a roll. Laura Davies was playing out of her mind. The Americans stopped them both Friday, and that’s one reason splitting eight matches with the Europeans on the opening day at the Solheim Cup felt more like a win than a draw.
Ryder Cup comments earn support
Woods’ teammates expect his best
September 21, 2002
Tiger Woods made headlines by dismissing the Ryder Cup as less meaningful than winning an individual tournament. Turns out he’s not the only American who feels that way.
On the record
September 21, 2002
Busch Series: Lepage fastest in qualifying
September 21, 2002
Kevin Lepage, doing double duty this weekend, won the pole Friday for today’s NASCAR Busch series race at Dover International Speedway.
National League Roundup: Cardinals clinch division crown
St. Louis remembers Kile, Buck as squad claims third straight playoff berth
September 21, 2002
Before the celebration began, the St. Louis Cardinals paused to honor a teammate and broadcaster. Manager Tony La Russa gathered the team after their NL Central-clinching 9-3 victory against the Houston Astros on Friday night to remind them of the hurdles they’ve cleared and to pay tribute to Darryl Kile and Jack Buck.
American League Roundup: Red Sox still alive, barely
Bordick sets fielding mark in Orioles’ 4-2 loss
September 21, 2002
The Baltimore Orioles marked Mike Bordick’s major-league record for consecutive errorless games at shortstop with a jovial champagne toast. And, thanks to Boston’s 4-2 victory against the Orioles, there would be no other champagne-driven celebrations in the AL East on Friday night.
Haskell to play host to mighty Rangers today
September 21, 2002
Just after the horn sounded at the end of Haskell Indian Nations University’s home-opening loss last week to Principia, HINU coach Eric Brock rallied his kids around him. Challenging each one individually, Brock said, “Take account for your own mistakes and get better.”
Royals’ Mayne suspended
September 21, 2002
Kansas City’s Brent Mayne was suspended for two games and fined Friday by the commissioner’s office, which said he made contact with umpire Jerry Crawford earlier in the week.
Fans say they were provoked
September 21, 2002
A father and son contend they were provoked before bursting onto the field and attacking Kansas City Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa. Gamboa, however, maintains he had no exchanges with the two before they slammed him to the ground and started punching and kicking him during Thursday night’s game.
Davis earns first win - Indians 6, Royals 2
September 21, 2002
Jason Davis got some important early support to earn his first career win. Ellis Burks and Jim Thome hit consecutive home runs in the first inning as Cleveland cruised to a 6-2 victory over Kansas City on Friday night.
Rim Rock Classic slated for today
September 21, 2002
The Rim Rock Farm High School Cross Country Classic will be held this morning at Rim Rock Farm. The meet attracts 84 boys teams and 71 girls teams from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska.
Letter seeks to smooth over Bush-Hitler remark
September 21, 2002
With an oblique but damaging comparison between George Bush and Adolf Hitler hanging over the final hours of his re-election campaign, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sought Friday to defuse tensions in a conciliatory letter to the U.S. president.
Wichita chain settles lawsuit
Spangles says it will comply with ADA
September 21, 2002
An agreement has been reached in a lawsuit filed against Spangles Inc. by the Independent Living Center and two individuals who use wheelchairs, accusing the Wichita restaurant chain of being out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
U.S. 0-2 at Davis Cup
Roddick, Blake each lose singles matches
September 21, 2002
Andy Roddick and James Blake are running out of chances to change the United States’ luck on the red clay of Roland Garros.
Barrel case judge wants jurors to be open-minded
September 21, 2002
Jurors chosen to hear the murder charges against John E. Robinson Sr. can decide for themselves how much weight to give to circumstances that could merit leniency in sentencing, the judge ruled Friday.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
September 21, 2002
Voice on Iraq
September 21, 2002
No problem
September 21, 2002
Cabrera closes on record
September 21, 2002
Alex Cabrera hit his 53rd home run Friday, leaving him just two shy of tying the Japanese single-season record. Cabrera, formerly of the Arizona Diamondbacks, homered in the ninth-inning of the Seibu Lions’ 6-1 loss to the Chiba Lotte Marines. Seibu has 15 games remaining.
Critics blast exemption aimed at Westar Energy
September 21, 2002
Westar Energy Inc., Kansas’ largest electric company, is seeking a special regulatory exemption from Congress that critics say could let hundreds of investment companies go unregulated.
Secret court urged to reject expanded spying powers
September 21, 2002
A secret appeals court should turn aside the Bush administration’s effort to expand surveillance powers in the war on terror, civil liberties groups said Friday. In court papers, the groups said expansion would jeopardize the rights to privacy and to engage in lawful public dissent and the warrant, notice and judicial review rights guaranteed by the Constitution’s Fourth and Fifth Amendments.
Around and about
September 21, 2002
Club news
September 21, 2002
U.S. not to blame
September 21, 2002
4-H news
September 21, 2002
Military news
September 21, 2002
Anniversary
September 21, 2002
9-11 lawyers: Evidence links Saudis to attackers
September 21, 2002
Lawyers representing families of those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks said Friday that they had evidence that money from Saudi Arabian sources was funneled through Spain to an al-Qaida cell involved in the attacks.
Creators of Berenstain Bears books release autobiography
September 21, 2002
Since moving into their treehouse deep in Bear Country 40 years ago, the Berenstain Bears have helped children cope with first trips to the dentist, new siblings, summer camp and messy rooms.
Stocks increase on bargain hunting
September 21, 2002
Buyers cautiously returned to Wall Street Friday, sending stocks higher on bargain-hunting after three days of big losses. But the market’s three main indexes still posted a fourth straight weekly loss.
Possible shutdown at nation’s busiest port complex averted
September 21, 2002
A threatened lockout at the nation’s busiest port complex was apparently averted after dock operations were fully staffed at the end of a week in which most activity had been frozen.
Hooters owner makes Vanguard offer
September 21, 2002
A group headed by the owner of the Hooters restaurant chain offered Friday to buy some of the assets of bankrupt Vanguard Airlines Inc. Hooters Air LLC, led by Hooters of America owner Robert Brooks, hopes to establish a new commercial airline based in Kansas City, Mo.
Co-op files suit against bank
Farmers group says CoBank unnecessarily caused closure
September 21, 2002
Officials of the bankrupt Farmers Cooperative Assn. are suing the bank they say forced the closure of the Lawrence-based business two years ago. The association filed a lawsuit against Denver-based CoBank, claiming the bank unnecessarily forced the closure and bankruptcy of the co-op in 2000 by improperly pulling the company’s line of credit.
Local Briefs
September 21, 2002
Art: Capitol statue to tour state on way to Topeka Mentoring: Big Brothers/Big Sisters awarded $211,000 grant
Spirituality
September 21, 2002
Book theorizes Brigham Young ordered massacre Poll: Most Americans pray regularly Wyoming Christians oppose protests
Mets GM denies widespread drug use
September 21, 2002
Mets general manager Steve Phillips denied there is widespread drug use on the team following a report that at least seven players smoked marijuana this season. “In my opinion, there is not rampant drug use on our major league roster,” Phillips said Friday.
Ligue’s sister says brother troubled
September 21, 2002
William Ligue Jr. may well have gone to the ballgame to try to get away from his troubles, which his sister says have become abundant. But by the time he left Thursday night’s White Sox-Kansas City Royals game at Comiskey Park, Ligue had added to his woes exponentially.
Kansas may pay high price for losing Med Center researchers
September 21, 2002
There are bound to be a number of reasons, justifications or rationalizations offered for Dr. Michael Welch’s decision to leave his job as vice chancellor for research at the Kansas University School of Medicine, but the fact remains KU and KU Medical Center have lost a true all-star.
City bus workers vote to unionize
September 21, 2002
Workers for the private company that runs the city’s bus system voted Friday to unionize. Employees of MV Transportation voted 27-11 to join the Amalgamated Transit Union. Approval came one year after a similar effort failed on a tie.
Hit-and-run victim clings to life
17-year-old driver arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence
September 21, 2002
Friends and family members of a Lawrence social worker gravely injured by a hit-and-run driver were maintaining a somber vigil at her bedside Friday in a Kansas City, Kan., hospital.
Bush calls on Russia to back Iraq threat
September 21, 2002
President Bush appealed Friday to a reluctant Russian President Vladimir Putin to back a new U.N. Security Council resolution threatening Iraq with war if it does not destroy its weapons stockpiles.
CIA, FBI officials detail failures
Agent had warned ‘someday, someone will die’
September 21, 2002
Thirteen days before the 9-11 attacks, a frustrated FBI agent warned headquarters that “someday, someone will die” after he was denied permission to pursue a man who would become one of the hijackers, a congressional panel was told Friday.
KU announces more job cuts
September 21, 2002
Budget cuts have forced an additional 13 layoffs and the elimination of 38 vacant positions at Kansas University, officials said Friday. Staff leaders said the cuts would further harm student services and the attitudes of KU employees.
KU tennis wins season opener
September 21, 2002
Kansas University’s tennis team won its fall opener, 4-3, Friday against Texas-Arlington at the Tulsa Hurricane Invitational.
Big 12 bands have KU beat
Marching Jayhawks hope to rebuild flock
September 21, 2002
If the Kansas University marching band looks smaller at today’s football game than in years past, it’s because it is. At 150, the Marching Jayhawks’ membership is its lowest in decades. Nearly 275 student musicians played in the band 15 years ago, and participation hovered around 240 for several years.
66 more corpses sent to crematory after tips
September 21, 2002
Authorities received tips about decomposing bodies on the grounds of a Georgia crematory 10 months before they began investigating. During those months, authorities say, 66 more bodies were delivered to the crematory and likely added to the hundreds of bodies already abandoned on the premises, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday.
Evangelicals, Catholic Church report growths
September 21, 2002
The Mormon church and evangelical faiths grew during the past decade while more liberal Protestant denominations shrank, according to a new census of U.S. religions conducted by a Roman Catholic research group.
KU’s frontcourt might need help
September 21, 2002
Motivation, incentive, fear of starving all kinds of things could kick in and mesh to make Jeff Graves the basketball player the Kansas frontline needs for the coming season. But for the time being, the prognosis is not scintillating.
Tongie stuffs DeSoto
September 21, 2002
Tonganoxie High’s football team sure knows how to ruin a good time. Behind a ferocious defense that allowed just one score late, the Chieftains brought DeSoto down to earth Friday, beating the Wildcats, 31-6, to spoil DeSoto’s perfect start as well as the Wildcats’ annual homecoming game.
Area Football Roundup: Rees helps Kaw clip Immaculata
September 21, 2002
Noah Rees ran 16 times for 152 yards and three touchdowns as Perry-Lecompton beat Leavenworth Immaculata, 34-20, in high school football on Friday night. Rees had touchdown runs of 5, 8 and 45 yards.
6News video report: Budget problems cause more layoffs
September 21, 2002
6News reports on more layoffs at KU because of state budget cuts.
6News video report: KU grad gives multi million dollar boost to flight complex
September 21, 2002
6News reports on the $2 million donation by Walter and Jayne Garrison to the KU School of Engineering.
6News video report: Bus employees say ‘Yes’ to union
September 21, 2002
6News reports on the Lawrence bus drivers’ vote to unionize.
6News video report: Lawrence woman in critical condition after hit and run
September 21, 2002
6News reports on the condition of a Lawrence resident who was injured in a hit and run accident.
Fans say they were provoked
September 21, 2002
A father and son contend they were provoked before bursting onto the field and attacking Kansas City Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa. Gamboa, however, maintains he had no exchanges with the two before they slammed him to the ground and started punching and kicking him during Thursday night’s game.
Haskell to play host to mighty Rangers today
September 21, 2002
Just after the horn sounded at the end of Haskell Indian Nations University’s home-opening loss last week to Principia, HINU coach Eric Brock rallied his kids around him. Challenging each one individually, Brock said, “Take account for your own mistakes and get better.”
City bus workers vote to unionize
September 21, 2002
Workers for the private company that runs the city’s bus system voted Friday to unionize. Employees of MV Transportation voted 27-11 to join the Amalgamated Transit Union. Approval came one year after a similar effort failed on a tie.
Suspect in homicides to supply DNA
September 21, 2002
A suspect facing capital murder charges for the death of an elderly Lawrence couple agreed to supply DNA samples to the District Attorney’s Office. Damien C. Lewis, 22, appeared late Friday morning in Douglas County District Court under tight security. He spoke only two words during the entire hearing.
Erma M. Kollin
September 21, 2002
Services for Erma M. Kollin, 81, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private graveside services will be Tuesday at Friedens United Church of Christ Cemetery in Bern. Mrs. Kollin died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Center.
Louie Alice Spencer
September 21, 2002
Burlington  Services for Louie Alice Spencer, 87, Burlington, were Friday at Jones Funeral Home, Burlington. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, east of Burlington. Mrs. Spencer died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Life Care Center in Burlington.
Davis earns first win - Indians 6, Royals 2
September 21, 2002
Jason Davis got some important early support to earn his first career win. Ellis Burks and Jim Thome hit consecutive home runs in the first inning as Cleveland cruised to a 6-2 victory over Kansas City on Friday night.
Lawrence enrollment drops again
September 21, 2002
The official enrollment report Friday confirmed the worst for Lawrence public schools. Headcount in the district’s elementary and secondary schools is down 177 students from last year, meaning the district must swallow every penny of a projected $664,000 reduction this year in state aid.
Strike up the band
September 21, 2002
Kansas University should redouble its efforts to support the Marching Jayhawks. Come on, admit it. There have been times over the years that you’ve attended a Kansas University football game almost as much to see the band as to see the team.
KU announces more job cuts
September 21, 2002
Budget cuts have forced an additional 13 layoffs and the elimination of 38 vacant positions at Kansas University, officials said Friday. Staff leaders said the cuts would further harm student services and the attitudes of KU employees.
Lawrence High snaps skid against Olathe schools by popping O-East
September 21, 2002
Consider ‘The Streak’ stopped. After 11 games and nearly five years Lawrence High’s football team beat an Olathe school, trouncing Olathe East, 26-7, on Friday at Haskell Stadium.
Borton services
September 21, 2002
Briefly
September 21, 2002
California: Tiger attacks child at school assembly Washington, D.C.: Warnings issued for aspirin, ibuprofen Miami: INS settles lawsuit alleging retaliation
Tongie stuffs DeSoto
September 21, 2002
Tonganoxie High’s football team sure knows how to ruin a good time. Behind a ferocious defense that allowed just one score late, the Chieftains brought DeSoto down to earth Friday, beating the Wildcats, 31-6, to spoil DeSoto’s perfect start as well as the Wildcats’ annual homecoming game.
Briefly
September 21, 2002
Austria: Floods leave legacy of deadly mushrooms Dominican Republic: 28 killed in prison riot Vatican City: Pope leads funeral for Vietnamese cardinal
Briefly
September 21, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Government to move nuclear material
Briefly
September 21, 2002
Ivory Coast: Rebels hold two cities after coup attempt Beijing: AIDS activist released
Briefly
September 21, 2002
Indiana: Police seek mother in taped child abuse Kentucky: Tearful governor admits inappropriate relations Georgia: Suspicious devices found; town evacuated
6Sports video report: Nash to miss four weeks of pick up games
September 21, 2002
6Sports reports that KU junior basketball player Bryant Nash will miss four weeks of pick up games after breaking his thumb.
6Sports video report: Bowling Green continues tour of Big 12
September 21, 2002
6Sports previews the Jayhawks’ meeting with the Bowling Green Falcons.
nine-yard reverse in overtime serves as game-winner
September 21, 2002
The keys to a successful reverse are deception and, of course, luck. Gardner-Edgerton High had a bit of each on its final offensive play Friday night. “The lineman hit me, and when I bounced off, all I saw was an open end zone,” said running back Geoff Thomas, whose game-winning touchdown on a quick nine-yard reverse gave the Trailblazers a 12-6 overtime victory against Baldwin at Liston Stadium.
Baker tickled to get ground game going
September 21, 2002
Most of Ramon Barber’s excitement Saturday stemmed from the fact that Barber, a Baker University running back, rushed for more than 200 yards in just his second game back from knee surgery, which had kept him out of football for two years.
Farmers group says CoBank unnecessarily caused closure
September 21, 2002
Officials of the bankrupt Farmers Cooperative Assn. are suing the bank they say forced the closure of the Lawrence-based business two years ago. The association filed a lawsuit against Denver-based CoBank, claiming the bank unnecessarily forced the closure and bankruptcy of the co-op in 2000 by improperly pulling the company’s line of credit.
17-year-old driver arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence
September 21, 2002
Friends and family members of a Lawrence social worker gravely injured by a hit-and-run driver were maintaining a somber vigil at her bedside Friday in a Kansas City, Kan., hospital.
Free State improves to 3-0 with frantic finish
September 21, 2002
If at first you don’t succeed  Matt Berner’s first touchdown pass to Matt Lane didn’t count, but the second one did, and Free State High survived a scare.
s frontcourt might need help
September 21, 2002
Motivation, incentive, fear of starving  all kinds of things could kick in and mesh to make Jeff Graves the basketball player the Kansas frontline needs for the coming season. But for the time being, the prognosis is not scintillating.
6Sports video: Firebirds improve to 3-0
September 21, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Free State High’s 13-7 football victory on the road at Shawnee Mission West.
SAS Championship: Thorpe cards season-low 64
September 21, 2002
Jim Thorpe found his dream putter in the first round of the SAS Championship. Thorpe, using a new Calloway putter that was shipped here two days ago, shot a 64 to grab a two-shot lead over Dana Quigley on Friday.
Winston Cup: Wallace speeds to pole
Wallace, Jarrett, Earnhardt blow past rookie Newman
September 21, 2002
Rusty Wallace stole some of the spotlight from rookie teammate Ryan Newman in Friday’s qualifying for the Winston Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
NHL eyes outdoor game
September 21, 2002
NHL hockey might turn a little bit colder. The NHL is evaluating a proposal that could see the Edmonton Oilers play the Calgary Flames in an outdoor game in 2004.
Broken thumb sidelines Nash for four weeks
Kansas junior injured during pickup game
September 21, 2002
Kansas University junior Bryant Nash will miss four weeks of basketball pick-up games because of a broken right thumb. Nash, a 6-foot-6 forward from Carrollton, Texas, broke the thumb on his shooting hand during Thursday night’s pick-up action at Allen Fieldhouse.
Firebirds escape - Free State 12, SM West 7
Free State improves to 3-0 with frantic finish
September 21, 2002
If at first you don’t succeed Matt Berner’s first touchdown pass to Matt Lane didn’t count, but the second one did, and Free State High survived a scare.
Mass grave said to contain thousands of Stalin’s victims
September 21, 2002
Working to uncover the secrets of the collapsed Soviet Union, diggers say they have found 20 sets of bones in what they believe is a vast burial ground for thousands of victims of dictator Josef Stalin’s firing squads.
96-year-old New Yorker shares Lindbergh tales at Beechcraft gathering
September 21, 2002
Seventy-five years after he watched Charles Lindbergh take off on his solo flight across the Atlantic, a New York man is still flying his own plane. John Miller, 96, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., has logged more than 39,000 hours in the air, including a solo flight to Wichita in his 1969 Beechcraft Bonanza for this weekend’s 34th annual American Bonanza Society convention and trade show.
Lawrence residents play prominently in new sculpture at governor’s mansion
September 21, 2002
Lawrence artist Jim Brothers looked to the natural surroundings at the governor’s mansion and to a rural Lawrence neighbor when he designed a bronze sculpture that was dedicated Thursday at Cedar Crest.
6Sports video: Lions enjoy sweet Homecoming
September 21, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence High Lions’ homecoming victory over Olathe East.
Spaceflight loses its luster
September 21, 2002
As were most Americans, I was disappointed to learn that Lance Bass, the 23-year-old ‘N Sync dancer-singer and would-be cosmonaut, had been scrubbed from the Russian space program.
Entertainment plentiful this weekend
September 21, 2002
From music to football to theater, there is plenty of offerings in the region this weekend. Here are some events you might want to check out:
Bush promotes doctrine of pre-emptive strikes
September 21, 2002
President Bush formally laid out his strategic global doctrine Friday, advancing “a distinctly American internationalism” that asserts the right to launch pre-emptive attacks on terrorists and regimes whose weapons of mass destruction pose a threat to the United States.
Weddings
September 21, 2002
Helen L. Snider
September 21, 2002
David Warren Morgan
September 21, 2002
Investigators say Pentagon has record-keeping problems
September 21, 2002
The Pentagon can’t keep track of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons and emergency aid given to friendly countries, congressional investigators found.
People
September 21, 2002
Garbo greets travelers to Sweden Malkovich tries being a director Bowie back where Ziggy died Music director wins top honors
Business Briefcase
September 21, 2002
Wall Street: SEC chair touts safety of markets Wyandotte County: Kansas City newspaper to move near speedway Aviation: Midwest Express averts strike by attendants
Gift benefits KU flight complex
September 21, 2002
Walt Garrison knew when he was a student at Kansas University that he wanted to one day help the university offer the benefits of its aerospace engineering program to other students. Garrison, a retired Fortune 1000 executive, made good on his goal Friday at Lawrence Municipal Airport by pledging $2 million to remodel and maintain KU’s flight test complex.
Oklahoma governor plans campaign to cleanse church
September 21, 2002
Led by Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, the lay board monitoring how Roman Catholic bishops comply with their new sex abuse policy showed critics and doubters this week it plans to be much more than a token group.
Suspect in homicides to supply DNA
September 21, 2002
A suspect facing capital murder charges for the death of an elderly Lawrence couple agreed to supply DNA samples to the District Attorney’s Office. Damien C. Lewis, 22, appeared late Friday morning in Douglas County District Court under tight security. He spoke only two words during the entire hearing.
Family of faith
Four relatives simultaneously studying in seminaries
September 21, 2002
Barb Clinger is a first-year student at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo. She’s the director of senior adult ministries at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. Her son, Jeff Clinger, is entering the ministry, too. He’s a first-year student at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill.
secondary as freshmen
September 21, 2002
Donnie and Ronnie Amadi grew up playing the national pastime  soccer. “Back in Nigeria that’s all we did,” Donnie said, “play soccer and run.” All that running is paying off for the fleet-footed twins, who are playing major roles for Kansas University’s football program as red-shirt freshmen.
Area Football Roundup: Rees helps Kaw clip Immaculata
September 21, 2002
Noah Rees ran 16 times for 152 yards and three touchdowns as Perry-Lecompton beat Leavenworth Immaculata, 34-20, in high school football on Friday night. Rees had touchdown runs of 5, 8 and 45 yards.
Gift benefits KU flight complex
September 21, 2002
Walt Garrison knew when he was a student at Kansas University that he wanted to one day help the university offer the benefits of its aerospace engineering program to other students. Garrison, a retired Fortune 1000 executive, made good on his goal Friday at Lawrence Municipal Airport by pledging $2 million to remodel and maintain KU’s flight test complex.
Borton services
September 21, 2002
Services for Mayme Borton, 31, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Longview Cemetery in Jefferson City, Mo. Ms. Borton died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.
Kansas junior injured during pickup game
September 21, 2002
Kansas University junior Bryant Nash will miss four weeks of basketball pick-up games because of a broken right thumb. Nash, a 6-foot-6 forward from Carrollton, Texas, broke the thumb on his shooting hand during Thursday night’s pick-up action at Allen Fieldhouse.
Briefly
September 21, 2002
New York: Prosecutors argue against bail for terrorism suspects Washington, D.C.: Pilot detained in investigation Florida: Tape shows students paid toll
Helen L. Snider
September 21, 2002
Services for Helen L. Snider, 101, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Snider died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
s performance speaks for itself
September 21, 2002
Kansas University’s Clark Green is a running contradiction. Based just on his physical appearance  Green sports a puffy Afro or tightly woven cornrows depending on his mood, a smile reveals a shimmering gold tooth and a fat tattoo jumps off his right forearm  one might expect the Tampa, Fla., product to be a bit outspoken.
Green’s performance speaks for itself
September 21, 2002
Kansas University’s Clark Green is a running contradiction. Based just on his physical appearance Green sports a puffy Afro or tightly woven cornrows depending on his mood, a smile reveals a shimmering gold tooth and a fat tattoo jumps off his right forearm one might expect the Tampa, Fla., product to be a bit outspoken.
KU foes seeing double
Amadi twins making impact in Jayhawks’ secondary as freshmen
September 21, 2002
Donnie and Ronnie Amadi grew up playing the national pastime soccer. “Back in Nigeria that’s all we did,” Donnie said, “play soccer and run.” All that running is paying off for the fleet-footed twins, who are playing major roles for Kansas University’s football program as red-shirt freshmen.
Baker tickled to get ground game going
September 21, 2002
Most of Ramon Barber’s excitement Saturday stemmed from the fact that Barber, a Baker University running back, rushed for more than 200 yards in just his second game back from knee surgery, which had kept him out of football for two years.
Area game of the week: Gardner-Edgerton trips Baldwin in OT
Thomas’ nine-yard reverse in overtime serves as game-winner; Trailblazers again end Bulldogs’ perfect start
September 21, 2002
The keys to a successful reverse are deception and, of course, luck. Gardner-Edgerton High had a bit of each on its final offensive play Friday night. “The lineman hit me, and when I bounced off, all I saw was an open end zone,” said running back Geoff Thomas, whose game-winning touchdown on a quick nine-yard reverse gave the Trailblazers a 12-6 overtime victory against Baldwin at Liston Stadium.
Arts awards honor Lawrence recipients
KANU, arts center director feted
September 21, 2002
Two of Lawrence’s own were honored Friday for their commitment to the arts in Kansas. Public radio station KANU-FM and Ann Evans, executive director of the Lawrence Arts Center, received Governor’s Arts Awards during a dinner and ceremony in Kansas City, Kan.
Vietnam experience raises Iraq questions
September 21, 2002
Once, nearly four decades ago, Congress rushed into war without asking questions. Now the questions that Congress didn’t ask in 1964 and questions that grew out of the deepening Vietnam conflict that year are being asked on Capitol Hill.
Ear implant opens world of sounds for Miss America ‘95
September 21, 2002
Heather Whitestone McCallum, deaf since childhood, could deal with not hearing her name announced as the next Miss America in 1995. But when one of her sons fell and scraped his head in the back yard and she couldn’t hear his cry, she drew the line.
Testing parental limits part of development
September 21, 2002
My little boy always wants to know just how far I will let him go. Once he has tested me and found I’m serious about what I say, he’ll usually cooperate at that point. What is going on in his mind?
Strike up the band
September 21, 2002
Kansas University should redouble its efforts to support the Marching Jayhawks. Come on, admit it. There have been times over the years that you’ve attended a Kansas University football game almost as much to see the band as to see the team.
Marching Jayhawks hope to rebuild flock
September 21, 2002
If the Kansas University marching band looks smaller at today’s football game than in years past, it’s because it is. At 150, the Marching Jayhawks’ membership is its lowest in decades. Nearly 275 student musicians played in the band 15 years ago, and participation hovered around 240 for several years.
Society Calendar
September 21, 2002
KU Alumni Association honors R.A. Edwards, Cordell D. Meeks Jr., James E. Seaver with Ellsworth Medallions
September 21, 2002
The Kansas University Alumni Association on Friday gave its highest honor to three people who worked to improve diversity at KU in the areas of disability awareness, race and the arts.
Big Dog cycles take their bite out of market
Flashy, Wichita-built bikes find favor among customers
September 21, 2002
Big Dog is getting bigger. The custom-built motorcycle manufacturer that Sheldon Coleman opened in 1994 has moved three times since startup. Now it’s stretching out by completing construction of a 20,000-square-foot warehouse and adding a second assembly line.
Lawrence enrollment drops again
September 21, 2002
The official enrollment report Friday confirmed the worst for Lawrence public schools. Headcount in the district’s elementary and secondary schools is down 177 students from last year, meaning the district must swallow every penny of a projected $664,000 reduction this year in state aid.
Brother urges suspect to reject hate
September 21, 2002
Zacarias Moussaoui’s older brother blamed “merchants of hate” Muslim radicals for his brother’s extremism and urged him Friday to abandon the path that put him in jail, charged with conspiring with the Sept. 11 hijackers.
Arafat under siege again after bombing
Israel retaliates for suicide attack; leader’s compound in ruins
September 21, 2002
Israel tightened its siege on Yasser Arafat late Friday, using tanks to destroy a stairwell in his compound, digging a deep trench and running coils of barbed wire around his offices. The scope of the Israeli action made it apparent that Arafat was caught in Israel’s tightest chokehold yet.
Religion Briefs
September 21, 2002
Missionary Baptist to have yard, bake sale Library to be site for meditation seminar St. John’s to celebrate Oktoberfest Oct. 5 Unity Church to have open house, social Women’s Retreat to be in Wichita First United Methodist to celebrate seniors St. Margaret’s Episcopal to introduce coordinator HINU president to speak at Lawrence Unitarian Lawrence Wesleyan to have open house Trinity Episcopal to present adult forum Guest minister to preach at Plymouth Friendship Sunday set for Trinity Lutheran Missionary to speak at Assembly of God Heartland Community to show ‘True Separation’ Church of the Nazarene to have Chiclets classes West Side Presbyterian to launch campaign Friendship Sunday set for Immanuel Lutheran Lecompton church compiles cookbook Calvary Temple starts group for young adults Vinland church cancels Music Fest, BBQ
Gamboa like ‘Kato Kaelin’
Royals coach doesn’t relish being in spotlight
September 21, 2002
Getting attacked by a shirtless father-son duo in Chicago’s Comiskey park is not what Tom Gamboa would like to be known for. “It’s 15 minutes of fame for a no-name guy,” the first-base coach of the Kansas City Royals said Friday, his face scratched and puffy from the incident the night before that shocked major league baseball.
Vincent not shy about accusations
Former MLB commissioner’s new book blames owners especially Selig for state of game
September 21, 2002
Baseball, unnecessarily bruised and battered once more, staggers into the final week of the 2002 season hoping for a gripping October to again salve its wounds and restore its standing with fans.
s field-position battles
September 21, 2002
Kansas has more than one kicker who knows a thing or two about hitting. But like placekicker Johnny Beck  who was misidentified by media as a member of the Jayhawks’ return team earlier this season  punter Curtis Ansel won’t be taking on any additional duties.
Four relatives simultaneously studying in seminaries
September 21, 2002
Barb Clinger is a first-year student at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo. She’s the director of senior adult ministries at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. Her son, Jeff Clinger, is entering the ministry, too. He’s a first-year student at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill.
Area briefs
September 21, 2002
Veteran firefighter retires Headquarters awaits White House invitation Ceremony pays homage to military POWs, MIAs Model railroaders meeting to emphasize real safety
David Warren Morgan
September 21, 2002
Private services are planned for David Warren Morgan, 58, Lawrence. Mr. Morgan died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at KU Med.
Daily Ticker
September 21, 2002
Engagements
September 21, 2002
N. Carolina controversy may boost pageant ratings
September 21, 2002
The furor over topless photos and who would wear Miss North Carolina’s crown may give the Miss America Pageant’s ratings a much-needed boost. Producers are hoping all that turmoil plus a little more skin and some reality TV-style gimmicks will pump up interest in tonight’s live, three-hour telecast.
Woods putting on exhibition
Tiger cards second straight 7-under for two-stroke lead
September 21, 2002
For someone who thinks a World Golf Championship is more meaningful than the Ryder Cup, Tiger Woods is sure making this look like an exhibition.
6News video report: Suspect in double murder agrees to DNA tests
September 21, 2002
6News reports on the hearing of Damien Lewis, who is charged in the murder of two Lawrence residents.
Horoscopes
September 21, 2002
Lions pound Hawks, 26-7
Lawrence High snaps skid against Olathe schools by popping O-East
September 21, 2002
Consider ‘The Streak’ stopped. After 11 games and nearly five years Lawrence High’s football team beat an Olathe school, trouncing Olathe East, 26-7, on Friday at Haskell Stadium.
Nazi-era prisoner not first released under French law
September 21, 2002
Convicted for helping send Jews to Nazi death camps, Maurice Papon was the most notorious prisoner released under a new French law that grants freedom on health grounds. But he was not the first, nor many hope will he be the last.
Kansas loses to Bowling Green: 36-16
September 21, 2002
Four different quarters seemed like four different games. Kansas came out firing and held Bowling Green to just one first down, and two three-and-out possessions in the opening frame. The second quarter opened with a KU touchdown, but ended badly: a pair of late first-half fumbles resulted in 15 Falcon points. The third? The Falcons took the kickoff and drove 80 yards in four quick plays. By the fourth quarter, the Falcons were playing ball controll with their reserves on the field and few fans left in the stands.