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Cheney calls for Iraq to disarm
September 23, 2002
(Updated Monday at 5:20 p.m.) Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday called for the disarmament of Iraq during a $250-a-plate fund-raising event for Adam Taff, the Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District.
Cool weather in store for week
September 23, 2002
(Updated Monday at 8:48 a.m.) Temperatures took a nose dive overnight, dropping down to 39 early Monday morning. And more cool weather is on tap for the rest of the week, says Matt Makens, 6News meteorologist.
Mable Corene Meier
September 23, 2002
Briefly
September 23, 2002
Cold front hits East, fair skies grace West Florida: Couple suspected of starving 7-year-old Colorado: Vandals strike shelter built for Jewish holiday Florida: Blacks decry criticism of election supervisor California: War memorial honors S. Vietnamese soldiers South Dakota: Measure would allow jury to ignore law California: Prison officials ban porn New York: NYU cancels course about ground zero
Gang dispute leaves two dead in Wichita
September 23, 2002
Two men were killed and another was injured early Sunday during a shoot-out in a park near Wichita State University, authorities said. Police said rival gang members who had been arguing at a convenience store went to Fairmount Park after security guards chased them away.
Area briefs
September 23, 2002
KU professor to discuss hope Dinner to benefit sister city scholarships Herpetology society seeks help counting critters
On the record
September 23, 2002
Museum to focus on hands-on exhibits
Smoky Hill officials raising funds for $870,000 gallery expansion
September 23, 2002
Officials with the Smoky Hill Museum are taking to heart a suggestion five years ago that it needed to do a better job with interpretive programs.
Married couples should share financial information
September 23, 2002
In HBO’s popular drama series, “The Sopranos,” Carmela Soprano, wife of mob boss Tony Soprano, is concerned about her husband’s lack of financial planning.
Market timing no easy task
Experts talk about bullish signals
September 23, 2002
Just as stocks look their scruffiest and the economy looks its iffy-est, a quirky breed of market watchers see the sunniest days ahead. The 401(k) crowd might be sick of stocks. But several market timers technical analysts who dig for patterns in the stock trades are a pretty bullish bunch.
Patient privacy under attack
September 23, 2002
A while ago, Planned Parenthood ran an ad with a picture of a woman facing two policemen at her door. The caption read: “How would you like the police to investigate your miscarriage?”
U.S. military strategists fear urban warfare in Iraq
September 23, 2002
Despite the vast technological superiority of U.S. forces in potential combat against Iraqi troops, the prospect of a street fight in Baghdad makes American war planners shudder.
Cost of peace
September 23, 2002
Same old story
September 23, 2002
Ad Astra’ begins 50-city Kansas tour
Controversial statue makes it way toward Capitol dome
September 23, 2002
Crowds gathered in western Kansas during the weekend to see the towering sculpture of a Kansa Indian that soon will grace the dome of the Statehouse. Sculptor Richard Bergen is taking his “Ad Astra” statue on a cross-state tour before it is lifted by a crane to the top of the newly reinforced dome Oct. 7.
On the money
September 23, 2002
With the economy still soft, searching for a new job can be a challenge. With this in mind, it’s a good time again to review some of the places on the Internet where you can check out domestic and foreign job listings:
Kansas City police update evidence procedures after mistakes cost cases
September 23, 2002
After destroyed evidence led to two murder cases being lost, Kansas City police have begun the second phase of an audit to inventory evidence from assault and homicide cases.
Teacher learns to ‘Leave No Trace’ in nation’s wilderness areas
Ecology training to be passed on to Girl Scouts
September 23, 2002
Save the planet: Urinate on rocks. Oskaloosa school teacher Karen Heady learned that ecology tip during a recent canoe trip through the New England backcountry with Leave No Trace, a national nonprofit that promotes environmentally responsible recreation.
Leslie W. Blevins Sr.
September 23, 2002
Emmy Awards ‘friendly’ for NBC
September 23, 2002
The White House drama “The West Wing” won its third consecutive Emmy as best drama series Sunday, and “Friends” was honored as best comedy for the first time in its eight years on the air.
Local Briefs
September 23, 2002
Deadline approaching for first no-call list Politics: Programs offer look at governor candidates
Legislature urged to update bounty hunter regulations
September 23, 2002
Douglas County law enforcement officials say it is time Kansas reviewed and restricted the powers of one of its last links to the days of the wild, wild West: the bounty hunter. Kansas is one of many states that doesn’t have a definitive law governing the powers bail bondsmen or their bounty hunters use to find people who jump bail.
Wild horses to be auctioned off at fairgrounds
September 23, 2002
The federal government is placing 100 wild horses and 30 burros up for adoption this weekend at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The animals have been gathered from public and leased grazing lands by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and are offered through the BLM’s adoption program.
Schroeder pulls out narrow victory in Germany
Chancellor’s defiance of Bush’s campaign to wage war on Iraq gave him last-minute election boost
September 23, 2002
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s Social Democrats won one of Germany’s closest postwar elections Sunday, after a campaign that focused on fears of a war with Iraq and unleashed anti-American rhetoric.
Peregrine Systems files for Chapter 11, plans lawsuit against Arthur Andersen
September 23, 2002
After months of struggling to shed its financial and legal woes, San Diego-based software company Peregrine Systems Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sunday and said it would sue accounting firm Arthur Andersen for more than $250 million.
Congress will support Bush action
September 23, 2002
Several weeks ago, speculation on the political aspects of a possible U.S. invasion of Iraq centered on whether doubts by members of both parties might prevent or delay an approval of authority for President Bush.
Pushing pills
September 23, 2002
Action may be under way to cut down on the high costs of pharmaceutical rep operations. How many times have you been sitting in a crowded physicians’ office, loaded with people patiently waiting and wondered how much your appointment is delayed by sales people?
News Briefs
September 23, 2002
Pakistan: Security arrests 10 with al-Qaida links Switzerland: Voters grant rights to same-sex couples Washington, D.C.: Agencies can’t stop attacks, senator says Slovakia: Elections help country’s hopes to join NATO, EU
Vatican to decide on priest abuse plan
Catholic publication reports efforts from Dallas meeting will be rejected
September 23, 2002
The Vatican next month will make known its position on the new U.S. bishops’ strategy to eradicate sex abuse among clergy, a policy expected to raise objections at the Holy See.
Lawmakers will likely reject plan for security
September 23, 2002
Lawmakers predicted Sunday that President Bush’s request for a mandate to restore regional security in the Mideast would be scaled down to address just Iraq, allowing congressional authorization to take on Saddam Hussein.
What’s new
September 23, 2002
Biotech companies race to find option to needles Hunters hope to track game with cell phones
Harwell calls last game in Detroit
September 23, 2002
Ernie Harwell said he only wanted to do his job, but he has meant far more than that to several generations of Detroit Tiger fans. “I’m overwhelmed by all of the attention,” the Tigers’ Hall of Fame radio announcer said Sunday after he called his last game in Detroit.
Palestinian child receives kidney from Jewish victim
September 23, 2002
A Palestinian girl received a kidney from a young Scottish student killed in Thursday’s suicide bombing saving her life, officials said Sunday.
Bucs hope to continue success against Rams
September 23, 2002
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers say there’s no formula for slowing down the St. Louis Rams. But as the New England Patriots showed in last season’s Super Bowl, the Cover 2 defense the Bucs perfected under former coach Tony Dungy is as effective a scheme as any against the so-called “Greatest Show on Turf.”
NFL Injuries: 49ers’ Garcia hindered by stomach virus
September 23, 2002
San Francisco quarterback Jeff Garcia missed much of the second half of the 49ers’ 20-10 win over Washington on Sunday with a stomach virus. Garcia received intravenous fluids in the locker room at halftime and played just one series in the second half.
NFL Roundup: Couch rallies Browns
Cleveland QB sparks 31-28 OT win against Titans
September 23, 2002
Tim Couch did his best to shut up the critics who thought backup Kelly Holcomb should be the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback. Phil Dawson’s 33-yard field goal with 10:47 left in overtime Sunday gave Cleveland a 31-28 victory over Tennessee after Couch rallied the Browns by throwing for three touchdowns, including two in the final 2:35 of regulation.
Huskies pound Cowboys
September 23, 2002
Cody Pickett threw for 404 yards and two touchdowns as 13th-ranked Washington handed Wyoming its school-record 12th straight loss, 38-7, early Sunday morning. Pickett completed 34 of 45 passes without an interception, shredding the Wyoming defense and setting up three short rushing touchdowns for the Huskies.
U.S. claims Solheim Cup
Ward’s effort helps Americans roll, 15 1/2-12 1/2
September 23, 2002
The comeback kids brought the Solheim Cup back to America on Sunday. Led by Wendy Ward’s amazing effort against Annika Sorenstam, the United States came from two matches down at the start of the day to defeat Europe 15 1/2 - 12 1/2 and capture one of the most coveted prizes in women’s golf.
Garcia continues to impress - Indians 6, Royals 5
Cleveland slugger has 51 RBIs since being called up
September 23, 2002
Karim Garcia said he is just looking for an opportunity to play everyday and the Cleveland Indians are providing it. Garcia hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals, 6-5, Sunday.
MBNA All-American Heroes 400: Johnson ties rookie record with third victory of year
September 23, 2002
When Jimmie Johnson looked in the mirror, Mark Martin was almost to close to see. So, the rookie figured he was going to have trouble keeping the lead in the waning laps Sunday at Dover International Speedway.
KU’s Redwine staying put
September 23, 2002
Kansas University track coach Stanley Redwine says he is not interested in taking over the University of California’s men’s and women’s track programs. California sources on Sunday indicated KU’s third-year coach was a finalist for the Bears’ vacancy along with Chris Huffins, a former Cal decathlete who’s an assistant at Georgia Tech.
State Briefs
September 23, 2002
Topeka: Glitch prevents sales at 360 lottery outlets Overland Park: Former Reagan aide to speak at Sprint event Topeka: Grant to assist Kansas with fighting terrorism
Irish climb into Top 10
September 23, 2002
Notre Dame moved into the top 10 in the new Associated Press poll Sunday, the first time the team has been in such elite company since a one-week stay in the 2000 final regular-season Top 25.
Moderates mount write-in effort after primary shockers
September 23, 2002
Moderate Republicans were caught napping in the Kansas State Board of Education races. Now they’re trying to make up for the problems caused by their sleepiness. Two moderate incumbents, Sonny Rundell, of Syracuse, and Val DeFever, of Independence, lost GOP primary races to conservative challengers.
Leslie W. Blevins Sr.
September 23, 2002
Services for Leslie W. Blevins Sr., 85, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Blevins died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Mable Corene Meier
September 23, 2002
Services for Mable Corene Meier, 83, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Meier died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Cheney calls for Iraq to disarm
September 23, 2002
(Updated Monday at 5:20 p.m.) Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday called for the disarmament of Iraq during a $250-a-plate fund-raising event for Adam Taff, the Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District.
Wild horses to be auctioned off at fairgrounds
September 23, 2002
The federal government is placing 100 wild horses and 30 burros up for adoption this weekend at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The animals have been gathered from public and leased grazing lands by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and are offered through the BLM’s adoption program.
Pushing pills
September 23, 2002
Action may be under way to cut down on the high costs of pharmaceutical rep operations. How many times have you been sitting in a crowded physicians’ office, loaded with people patiently waiting and wondered how much your appointment is delayed by sales people?
Haylock leads Jayhawks
September 23, 2002
Kansas University’s Emily Haylock swept both her singles and doubles matches Sunday at the Hurricane Invitational. Haylock defeated Tulsa’s Mariana Barrios, 6-1, 6-1, before teaming with freshman Christine Skoda to top TU’s Barrios and Tiffany Smith, 9-7.
LHS inducts 4 into Hall of Honor
September 23, 2002
When the 1,300 students at Lawrence High School head to class this morning, four new faces will look down upon them from the row of portraits wrapping around the school’s commons area.
Desegregation ruling turns 50 in 2004
September 23, 2002
A Kansas University archivist has been named to a national commission charged with commemorating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision.
Candidates duel over gun laws
September 23, 2002
Before the governor’s race is over, expect a shoot-out over the issue of gun control. In a debate last week in Wichita, Republican Tim Shallenburger fired the first salvo.
Ecology training to be passed on to Girl Scouts
September 23, 2002
Save the planet: Urinate on rocks. Oskaloosa school teacher Karen Heady learned that ecology tip during a recent canoe trip through the New England backcountry with Leave No Trace, a national nonprofit that promotes environmentally responsible recreation.
Judge’s compassion misplaced
September 23, 2002
Call Maurice Papon the man who went along. The man who, like water in a jar, shaped himself to his environment, however it changed.
s Mangino still disappointed
September 23, 2002
Upon further review, it was still bad. Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino, who ripped his team after Saturday’s 39-16 home loss to Bowling Green, didn’t feel much better about the setback after watching game film Sunday.
Barbershop’ continues to trim competition at box office
September 23, 2002
American audiences couldn’t resist a visit to the “Barbershop,” as last week’s top film earned an estimated $13.3 million to clip four newcomers and stay No. 1 at the box office.
Siege ignites violence, protests
Nations denounce Israel for confining Arafat; U.S. seeks better answer
September 23, 2002
Israel said it had stopped demolishing Yasser Arafat’s West Bank headquarters Sunday but would maintain a siege around the building and demand the surrender of the people inside. The move followed a day of protests against the siege that left five Palestinians dead.
World War II took mathematician from chalkboard to drawing board
KU prof to help dedicate English war museum
September 23, 2002
World War II was among other things a math problem. And Lawrence resident G. Baley Price helped solve it. Today, Price is leaving for England to help dedicate a museum that pays tribute to U.S. airpower in World War II and to the men and women who made it effective.
Everything in troubled telecom available for cheap
September 23, 2002
Want to build your own telecommunications company? There’s never been a better time. As bankruptcies, excessive debt, failed business models and conflicting visions for the future compound the industry’s malaise, healthier players and eager upstarts are picking through the post-apocalyptic landscape for assets at ridiculous bargains.
Mariners deny Angels berth
September 23, 2002
The Anaheim Angels aren’t worried one bit. Seattle prevented Anaheim from clinching a playoff spot as Ryan Franklin outpitched Angels ace Jarrod Washburn in a 3-2 victory Sunday.
Simmons was drinking
September 23, 2002
Former NFL linebacker Wayne Simmons, who died last month in a one-car accident, had a blood alcohol level more than twice the state’s legal limit at the time of the crash.
Research could change treatment for cystic fibrosis, other diseases
September 23, 2002
Can an old germ-killer provide a new weapon against genetic disease? Some researchers battling such diseases as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and hemophilia hope so.
Horoscopes
September 23, 2002
French troops arrive amidst Ivory Coast showdown
September 23, 2002
French troop reinforcements and helicopters touched down in Ivory Coast on Sunday to protect Westerners in the former French colony, as a showdown loomed between loyalists and forces behind the West African nation’s bloodiest-ever military uprising.
KU prof to help dedicate English war museum
September 23, 2002
World War II was  among other things  a math problem. And Lawrence resident G. Baley Price helped solve it. Today, Price is leaving for England to help dedicate a museum that pays tribute to U.S. airpower in World War II and to the men and women who made it effective.
Kansas golf to conduct Invitational
September 23, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s golf team will play host to 13 other teams in the KU Invitational today and Tuesday at Alvamar Golf Course. Competitors will play 36 holes today and 18 on Tuesday.
Some points to ponder
September 23, 2002
A number of things:
Travel advisory issued
September 23, 2002
The State Department urged U.S. citizens on Sunday to postpone travel to Ivory Coast because of continuing violence in the West African nation.
Population, overfishing, pollution threaten oceans
September 23, 2002
Six months before the first man landed on the moon, a presidential commission urged Congress to use more “fully and wisely” a different sort of vastness, one teeming with life but just as mysterious and far closer to home the world’s oceans.
Thousands demonstrate in favor of fox hunting
September 23, 2002
The countryside came to the city Sunday when more than 400,000 protesters took to the streets of London in the name of saving Britain’s vanishing rural way of life and the recreational activity they insist is a symbol of it all: fox-hunting.
Candidates duel over gun laws
September 23, 2002
Before the governor’s race is over, expect a shoot-out over the issue of gun control. In a debate last week in Wichita, Republican Tim Shallenburger fired the first salvo.
KSU restores luster to Big 12 North
September 23, 2002
What in heaven’s name must Kansas State do to earn a little respect for itself and the much-maligned Big 12 North? Beating mighty USC two years running ought to do it, one would think. Not so, say the Trojans.
Day later, KU’s Mangino still disappointed
September 23, 2002
Upon further review, it was still bad. Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino, who ripped his team after Saturday’s 39-16 home loss to Bowling Green, didn’t feel much better about the setback after watching game film Sunday.
KU archivist to help plan Brown case anniversary
Desegregation ruling turns 50 in 2004
September 23, 2002
A Kansas University archivist has been named to a national commission charged with commemorating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision.
LHS inducts 4 into Hall of Honor
September 23, 2002
When the 1,300 students at Lawrence High School head to class this morning, four new faces will look down upon them from the row of portraits wrapping around the school’s commons area.
Briefly
September 23, 2002
Kansas: Sprint to sell yellow pages for $2.23 billion California: Fire burns hundreds of acres in Angeles National Forest Washington, D.C.: Democrats face record fines for ‘96 fund-raising scandals Honolulu: Voters pick two women to vie for governor
Head of Hong Kong’s Catholic Diocese dies
September 23, 2002
Cardinal John Baptist Wu, who as head of Hong Kong’s Roman Catholic Diocese led the church through the sensitive transition from British to Chinese rule, died today. He was 77.
Reds, Phillies close out Cinergy Field
Cincinnati lost in debut, finale
September 23, 2002
Rose and Morgan, Bench and Perez, Seaver and Browning, the Nasty Boys and the Big Red Machine. Nostalgia washed over the Reds as they closed their ‘70s-era ballpark Sunday with a wave of feel-good memories and another reality-check loss.
National League Roundup: Giants top Brewers
San Francisco up two in wild-card race
September 23, 2002
Another no-decision for Kirk Rueter, another big win for the San Francisco Giants. Jeff Kent and Benito Santiago hit solo home runs in the ninth inning and the Giants kept their two-game lead over the Los Angeles for the NL wild-card slot, beating the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-1, Sunday.
Vinatieri propels Pats - New England 41, Kansas City 38, OT
Super Bowl hero drills game-winning 35-yard field goal
September 23, 2002
The Patriots won’t dominate every opponent. That’s when they turn to Adam Vinatieri. The Super Bowl hero kicked a 35-yard field goal 4:40 into overtime Sunday, giving unbeaten New England a 41-38 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in its first close game of the season.
Humane Society sounds volunteer call
September 23, 2002
Agency: Lawrence Humane Society Address: 1805 E. 19th St. Contact Person: Midge Grinstead, 843-6835
Legislature urged to update bounty hunter regulations
September 23, 2002
Douglas County law enforcement officials say it is time Kansas reviewed and restricted the powers of one of its last links to the days of the wild, wild West: the bounty hunter. Kansas is one of many states that doesn’t have a definitive law governing the powers bail bondsmen or their bounty hunters use to find people who jump bail.
Lawrence city commission
September 23, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Sunflower Broadband Channel 25
Hurricane Isidore evacuates thousands throughout Mexico
September 23, 2002
Powerful Hurricane Isidore drove tens of thousands from their homes as it raked the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on Sunday, then veered inland toward the state capital.
Elephant polo draws international players
September 23, 2002
The mount is a two-ton beast of a breed that once stomped Asian armies into mush. Players carry a slender shaft, long as a knight’s lance. Their pith helmet is right out of Rudyard Kipling.
Humane Society sounds volunteer call
September 23, 2002
Agency: Lawrence Humane Society Address: 1805 E. 19th St. Contact Person: Midge Grinstead, 843-6835
People
September 23, 2002
‘Star Trek’ actor pens book Griffin sells hotel site of scandal Liz Taylor sells ring RCA remixes the King’s work
United States fizzles against France
Americans fall to French for fifth time at Roland Garros, eliminated from Davis Cup semifinals
September 23, 2002
Andy Roddick and James Blake couldn’t change the luck of the United States on the clay at Roland Garros. Sebastien Grosjean overcame an ankle injury and beat Roddick, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, giving France its third win in the best-of-five competition and clinching a spot in the final of the Davis Cup.
Kansas golf to conduct Invitational
September 23, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s golf team will play host to 13 other teams in the KU Invitational today and Tuesday at Alvamar Golf Course. Competitors will play 36 holes today and 18 on Tuesday.
Haylock leads Jayhawks
September 23, 2002
Kansas University’s Emily Haylock swept both her singles and doubles matches Sunday at the Hurricane Invitational. Haylock defeated Tulsa’s Mariana Barrios, 6-1, 6-1, before teaming with freshman Christine Skoda to top TU’s Barrios and Tiffany Smith, 9-7.