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Firefighters trying to contain wildfire near Clinton Lake dam
September 25, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 1:28 p.m.) Firefighters were working to contain a wildfire Wednesday just south of the dam at Clinton Lake.
Gussie R. Smith
September 25, 2002
Charlene Elizabeth Overfield
September 25, 2002
Meriden  Mass of Christian Burial for Charlene Elizabeth Overfield, 79, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Aloysius Church in Meriden. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Mrs. Overfield died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
Briefly
September 25, 2002
Houston: Texas executes convict who killed 2 girls West Virginia: Asbestos claims heard in court Tuesday San Francisco: Journalists banned from stem cell meeting California: KFC employee arrested after customer gets pot Washington: Double amputee killed in training by falling rock
Briefly
September 25, 2002
Mexico City: Vicente Fox removes ambassador to Cuba Beijing: 21 students killed in staircase-rail collapse Iran: Bill to increase powers of president reviewed Spain: Explosion kills officer in Basque region
KDOT to study K-10 this fall
September 25, 2002
Future improvements to Kansas Highway 10 between Lawrence and Kansas City will be the focus of a study the Kansas Department of Transportation hopes to begin this fall.
On the record
September 25, 2002
British PM asserts need for Saddam Hussein’s ouster
September 25, 2002
Iraq could deploy nerve gas and anthrax weapons within 45 minutes of an order from President Saddam Hussein or his son, and it has been seeking to purchase uranium from Africa on the black market to build a nuclear bomb, according to a British intelligence dossier released Tuesday by Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Senate approves 9-11 probe
September 25, 2002
More than a year after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to create an independent commission with broad powers to investigate how and why al-Qaida operatives were able to penetrate the nation’s defenses with such devastating results.
Israel keeps choke hold on Arafat’s compound
September 25, 2002
Israel defied a U.N. Security Council demand Tuesday to end its six-day siege of Yasser Arafat’s devastated West Bank headquarters, and nine Palestinians were killed in an Israeli strike against alleged munitions factories and other targets in Gaza City.
NATO allies back Rumsfeld plans
September 25, 2002
America’s NATO allies gave broad support Tuesday to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s plans for a new multinational response force to strike quickly against threats from terrorists or renegade states.
Speedy Americans opt to play through
September 25, 2002
A policy on slow play has been introduced for the first time in the Ryder Cup. Maybe it should apply to practice rounds, too.
No laughing matter
Woods no longer joking about Ryder Cup
September 25, 2002
Tiger Woods had a million reasons why he wanted to win the World Golf Championship. He came up with another one to explain why he caused such a fuss.
A&M strips coordinator of play-calling duties
September 25, 2002
In hopes of jump-starting the No. 24 Texas A&M offense, coach R.C. Slocum has taken play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Dino Babers and given them to assistant head coach Kevin Sumlin, the San Antonio Express-News reported on its Web site Tuesday.
Baseball Briefs
September 25, 2002
Diamondbacks still in financial red Actress Kitean files suit against husband Finley Ohka’s six-game suspension upheld Cincinnati sends Cordova to Detroit
Gonzalez gone for playoffs
Diamondbacks lose slugger that keyed 2001 title
September 25, 2002
Luis Gonzalez, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ top power hitter, will miss the rest of the season and the playoffs because of a shoulder injury.
National League Roundup: Diamondbacks’ free fall continues
Arizona loses fifth straight and outfielder, but still clinches division
September 25, 2002
A day after the Arizona Diamondbacks lost Luis Gonzalez, the World Series champions made it back into the playoffs.
American League Roundup: Minnesota finds focus
Twins halt three-game skid, beat Indians, 4-3
September 25, 2002
The Minnesota Twins rekindled some of the intensity they’d lost since clinching their division. And more importantly, Eric Milton found his rhythm.
Baker women’s soccer falls to MoValley
September 25, 2002
Carrie Skahan scored Baker’s only goal, off an assist by Becki Cargo, and BU suffered a 2-1 college women’s soccer setback Tuesday at Missouri Valley.
Hall of Famer Webster dies
Steelers’ ‘Iron Mike’ dead at 50 after heart attack
September 25, 2002
Mike Webster’s durability and toughness made him a four-time Super Bowl champion and one of the NFL’s best linemen ever. Those very qualities also might have led to a brain injury that sent him spiraling into drug use and homelessness.
Pierce recalls stabbing
September 25, 2002
Celtics forward Paul Pierce, above, testified he was attacked from all directions, left bloodied and asked emergency room doctors whether he would live after being stabbed two years ago.
Kansas soccer: Big 12 honors Miller
September 25, 2002
Kansas University sophomore goalkeeper Meghan Miller was named Big 12 defensive player of the week, the conference office announced Tuesday.
KU recruits slice Stanford
September 25, 2002
Kansas won’t have to worry about Stanford in the recruiting battle for high school basketball players David Padgett and Omar Wilkes.
Attacked coach Gamboa says his hearing impaired
September 25, 2002
The hearing in Tom Gamboa’s right ear has been impaired since two men attacked the Kansas City Royals’ coach at Comiskey Park last week. Gamboa plans to see a hearing specialist, but says he hopes the condition is temporary. He had an MRI Monday on his sore neck.
Falun Gong hacks into China TV
September 25, 2002
Supporters of the outlawed Falun Gong movement hacked into China’s top TV satellite system, beaming flashes of their own material across the vast land during programming aimed at millions of rural Chinese, the government said Tuesday.
Speedway opens state info center
Information area for tourists moves from I-70 to new digs on 110th Street
September 25, 2002
Telephone and computer lines weren’t all hooked up, and there were signs to be hung and countless other chores. But the new Kansas Travel Information Center at the Kansas Speedway is open for business.
Kansans overload no-call line
September 25, 2002
Kansas residents eager to get rid of calls from telemarketers overloaded the phone system Monday trying to get on the state’ first no-call list. Several thousand people managed to get through Monday by the midnight deadline.
Madrid encourages its residents to be quieter
September 25, 2002
Visitors to Madrid have much to marvel over: splendid architecture, sizzling nightlife, great food and people who scream at one another. Madrid’s city hall, itself blamed for much of the racket in this city of 3 million and facing elections next spring, has launched a blitz to encourage quiet.
Schroeder seeks help to mend relationship with United States
September 25, 2002
Rebuffed with an icy response from Washington to his narrow re-election victory, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder looked for help from his European partners Tuesday to get back into President Bush’s good graces.
S. Carolina seeks ban on secret settlements
September 25, 2002
South Carolina is taking the lead in trying to put an end to confidential legal settlements in everything from product liability cases to child-molestation claims and medical malpractice suits.
Census: U.S. poverty up
September 25, 2002
Income declined while poverty levels rose last year, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, a double dose of bad economic news that coincided with the first recession in a decade.
SLT impact
September 25, 2002
Place in history
September 25, 2002
Within the last week, local historians and a syndicated columnist have sounded a common chord on the need to preserve historic battlefields Almost 150 years ago, the men who fought the Battle of Black Jack were more concerned about their own survival than about the survival of the site where they were making history.
Laws have anti-marriage bias
September 25, 2002
In a nation that prides itself on family values, it seems as though we are doing just about everything possible to discourage marriage. First on the list is the inexcusable marriage-tax penalty that causes married couples to pay more to the IRS than each of the partners would pay if they were single.
Wildfire outside L.A. threatens houses
September 25, 2002
A wildfire in the foothills above Los Angeles jumped from 8,000 acres to 12,000 acres in just a few hours Tuesday, sending smoke pouring over the sprawling metropolitan area and triggering public health warnings.
County Briefs
September 25, 2002
County approves ambulance purchase Central National Bank lands county accounts Building costs to rise
Language issue
September 25, 2002
Minority enrollment increases at KU
September 25, 2002
Minority enrollment at Kansas University increased a little more than 2 percent during the past decade, according to KU’s Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
Officials lament low voter turnout
September 25, 2002
Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh says two misguided notions keep voter turnout below acceptable levels.
Charlene Elizabeth Overfield
September 25, 2002
Floyd ‘Pete’ Edward Gunnels
September 25, 2002
Miss New Jersey objects to judge’s ‘Sopranos’ question
September 25, 2002
A Miss America pageant judge was wrong to ask Miss New Jersey about her views on “The Sopranos,” the contestant and some Italian-American groups said.
County to mull trafficway pact
Commissioners divided on whether to sign on to wetlands mitigation plan
September 25, 2002
A divided Douglas County Commission is poised to approve an $8.5 million wetlands mitigation plan that members hope will drive the project to completion through the Baker Wetlands.
U.S. troops off to safeguard Americans in Ivory Coast
September 25, 2002
The Pentagon on Tuesday dispatched about 200 troops to West Africa to safeguard 161 American schoolchildren and hundreds of other U.S. citizens trapped by heavy gunfire in Bouake, a rebel-held city at the center of a violent uprising in Ivory Coast.
Westar’s new executive pay policy raises eyebrows among critics
Utility keeps lid on details of plan announced just ahead of regulatory hearing
September 25, 2002
Westar Energy Inc. won’t have to buy chief executive David Wittig’s mansion should he be fired. Aside from that, the state’s largest utility on Tuesday wasn’t revealing details about changes in management contracts with Wittig and other senior executives.
Recipes
September 25, 2002
Ideas on adding fruit, vegetables to daily diet
September 25, 2002
The American Institute of Cancer Research is encouraging eating nine servings of fruits or vegetables a day to help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ to feature curry dishes
September 25, 2002
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “The Taste of Curry.” Host Jayni Carey, right, will prepare the recipe below during an encore presentation. A new show airs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday each week on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 and repeats at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tickets available for scholarship dinner, auction
September 25, 2002
The Lawrence Sister Cities Scholarship Dinner & Auction will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Stidham Union on the campus of Haskell Indian Nations University.
Barbershop’ crosses into mainstream
Black film shows unusual success with a generous mix of audiences
September 25, 2002
While several black films have debuted at or near the top of the box-office charts over the past several years, the conventional wisdom in Hollywood has been that those numbers drop off before the movie reaches a mainstream audience.
Program wants all ages to vote
Kids Voting hopes activities will spark parents’ interest, too
September 25, 2002
Katie Woung is part of a trickle-up movement to improve electoral politics. “It’s important young people discover the power that comes with voting,” said Woung, a Lawrence High School junior. “Our hope is parents will pick up on what their kids are involved in.”
Seabury rolls in volleyball
September 25, 2002
Lawrence Seabury’s volleyball team hammered Englewood Christian Academy on Tuesday, 15-5, 15-5. After going 1-3 in the McLouth Tournament on Sept. 14, Seahawks coach Tracy Kitson said the result was just what her team needed.
LHS tennis falls to SME
September 25, 2002
The No. 1 doubles team of Abby and Sara Olson was Lawrence High’s lone winner, as the Lions lost a dual with Shawnee Mission East, 8-1, on Tuesday.
KU Football Notebook: Two Jayhawks have pending court dates
September 25, 2002
The problems of Kansas University’s football team aren’t limited to the playing field. Two reserves quarterback Jonas Weatherbie and defensive lineman Brock Teddleton have coming court dates.
Is England ready for Ryder? You bet
Yankees uncomfortable in presence of tolerated even encouraged gambling across pond
September 25, 2002
You know the Ryder Cup. You know that the late Samuel A. Ryder was a seed merchant, that his trophy, purchased originally for 250 pounds, stands 17 inches tall.
Temple site of violence
At least 30 Hindu worshippers killed in western India
September 25, 2002
Commandos stormed a Hindu temple today and killed two attackers who had fatally shot 30 people and took dozens hostage in a raid that raised fears of new Hindu-Muslim rioting, officials said.
6News video report: Commissioners to consider Wetlands mitigation plan
September 25, 2002
6News reports on the latest round of talks concerning the South Lawrence Trafficway.
6News video report: Hit and run victim loses week-long battle
September 25, 2002
6News reports on the accident that caused the death of Lawrence Resident Heather Coulter, and what can be done by motorists to prevent a similar accident.
6News video report: Vinland librarian honored
September 25, 2002
6News reports on the award 97 year-old librarian Martha Smith received.
Edward Gunnels
September 25, 2002
Ottawa  Graveside services for Floyd “Pete” Edward Gunnels, 67, Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. Mr. Gunnels died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at his home.
Minority enrollment increases at KU
September 25, 2002
Minority enrollment at Kansas University increased a little more than 2 percent during the past decade, according to KU’s Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
Commission split on request regarding district facilities study
September 25, 2002
Neighborhood advocates on Tuesday asked the Lawrence City Commission to become involved in the school district facilities study that may lead to the closing of several schools.
LHS tennis falls to SME
September 25, 2002
The No. 1 doubles team of Abby and Sara Olson was Lawrence High’s lone winner, as the Lions lost a dual with Shawnee Mission East, 8-1, on Tuesday.
Seabury rolls in volleyball
September 25, 2002
Lawrence Seabury’s volleyball team hammered Englewood Christian Academy on Tuesday, 15-5, 15-5. After going 1-3 in the McLouth Tournament on Sept. 14, Seahawks coach Tracy Kitson said the result was just what her team needed.
s soccer falls to MoValley
September 25, 2002
Carrie Skahan scored Baker’s only goal, off an assist by Becki Cargo, and BU suffered a 2-1 college women’s soccer setback Tuesday at Missouri Valley.
Officials lament low voter turnout
September 25, 2002
Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh says two misguided notions keep voter turnout below acceptable levels.
Tucker services
September 25, 2002
Briefly
September 25, 2002
Vermont: Judge declares death penalty as unconstitutional Washington: Republicans, Hispanics lobby for Bush’s court nominee Washington: U.S. team recovers remains in North Korea Pakistan: At least six die in shooting at Christian charity
6Sports video report: Defense needs to play with attitude
September 25, 2002
6Sports reports on the thoughts of the players and head coach Mark Mangino on the upcoming game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
6Sports video report: KU golfers come up short
September 25, 2002
6Sports reports on the outcome of the Kansas Invitational at Alvamar golf club.
Local Briefs
September 25, 2002
Kansans get preview of Capitol dome statue Follow-up: Atchison explosion still under investigation Fund raising: Light the Night Walk to help cancer research Television: River City Weekly to explore Haskell sports
Briefly
September 25, 2002
Florida: Botanical director loses forearm to alligator Los Angeles: Homosexual beaten in apparent hate crime New York: Miss Universe crowned; predecessor dethroned
Briefly
September 25, 2002
 Mexico City: Vicente Fox removes ambassador to Cuba  Beijing: 21 students killed in staircase-rail collapse  Iran: Bill to increase powers of president reviewed  Spain: Explosion kills officer in Basque region
efforts save dog, house from fire
September 25, 2002
Jim McCauley calls John Fiore a “real hero.” Mo, a yellow Labrador retriever, probably would, too  if the dog could talk. Fiore, a former firefighter, extinguished a grass fire Monday at McCauley’s rural Douglas County home before it could scorch the house  and the 4-year-old dog in a fenced area nearby.
KU coach yells at officials after LHS game
September 25, 2002
Lawrence High officials are tight-lipped, but they have taken some form of action against Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino because of a post-game incident. Mangino’s son, Tommy, who is the Lions’ starting quarterback, was hit hard late in Friday night’s 26-7 win over Olathe East and had to come out of the game.
Firebirds win game, lose captain
September 25, 2002
Bittersweet does not describe Free State’s convincing 6-0 Sunflower League soccer triumph over Leavenworth  not with senior captain Cameron Baumchen suffering a broken leg.
Place in history
September 25, 2002
Within the last week, local historians and a syndicated columnist have sounded a common chord on the need to preserve historic battlefields Almost 150 years ago, the men who fought the Battle of Black Jack were more concerned about their own survival than about the survival of the site where they were making history.
interest, too
September 25, 2002
Katie Woung is part of a trickle-up movement to improve electoral politics. “It’s important young people discover the power that comes with voting,” said Woung, a Lawrence High School junior. “Our hope is parents will pick up on what their kids are involved in.”
Kansas City area lost 17,000 jobs in past year
September 25, 2002
A new report says the Kansas City area lost about 17,000 jobs during a recent one-year period, contradicting a federal report that said jobs were actually created in the area.
Memo warned of plots with bin Laden, planes
September 25, 2002
A memo from a Phoenix FBI agent that was written two months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks named an Islamic extremist directly connected to the suicide pilot who crashed an airliner into the Pentagon, congressional investigators said Tuesday.
Royals get to ‘relax’ in 17-2 rout of Tigers
September 25, 2002
In a season when they might break their franchise record of 97 losses, the Kansas City Royals were especially grateful to get a laugher. Chuck Knoblauch, Raul Ibanez and Aaron Guiel homered as the Royals routed Detroit 17-2 Tuesday night in their highest-scoring game of the year.
Consumer confidence drops in September
September 25, 2002
Uncertainty about jobs depressed consumer confidence in September to its lowest level in almost a year.
Cotton growers to use new Kansas gin
September 25, 2002
With construction of the first cotton gin in southwest Kansas well under way, some farmers may be pulling cotton by Oct. 15. The project began earlier this summer southwest of Moscow, just off U.S. 50.
Bush tax cuts a bad joke
September 25, 2002
In the hit movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” the father of the bride uses Windex to cure every ache and pain. It’s funny. In the Washington soap opera, “My Big, Fat, Federal Deficit,” the president of the United States sprays tax relief on every ache and pain. It’s hilarious.
Rankings don’t tell story
September 25, 2002
Last week the juxtaposition of two events caused me to spend some time thinking about just what a good education is and how it ought to be measured.
Tension rising between police, radicals
Philadelphia custody case revives anger from ‘85 MOVE clash
September 25, 2002
For the third time since the 1970s, members of MOVE the radical group whose 1985 clash with police left 11 people dead and 61 homes burned to the ground began boarding up their windows last week for another possible showdown.
Team support
September 25, 2002
Bush redefining conservatism
September 25, 2002
The restatement of the United States’ fundamental defense doctrine issued by the Bush administration last week substituting pre-emption of potential threats for containment of aggression is probably the most dramatic and far-reaching change in national security policy in a half-century.
U.S. gulf towns evacuate for storm
September 25, 2002
Cajun fishing towns cleared out, Navy ships steamed out for the open sea and inland hotels began filling up as Tropical Storm Isidore strengthened Tuesday and headed toward the Gulf Coast.
Lawrence architect apologizes for ethnic remark
September 25, 2002
A Lawrence architect has sent a letter of apology to the Topeka school board for a comment he made last week about people of Japanese descent.
State jobless rate declines in August
September 25, 2002
The state is still feeling the effects of a slow economy, but its unemployment rate dropped in August because of normal seasonal trends. The Department of Human Resources reported Tuesday that the jobless rate was 4.4 percent, down from 4.6 percent in July.
City asked to weigh in on schools
Commission split on request regarding district facilities study
September 25, 2002
Neighborhood advocates on Tuesday asked the Lawrence City Commission to become involved in the school district facilities study that may lead to the closing of several schools.
College enrollment for minorities on the rise
September 25, 2002
College enrollment increased 48 percent for minorities in the 1990s but their educational opportunities continue to trail those of white students, a new report from the American Council on Education found.
Toppings add flavor, calories to spuds
September 25, 2002
Potatoes often get a bad rap for being fattening. When people go on diets, potatoes are one of the first things to go, as if potatoes are some sort of guilty pleasure that will make or break a weight-loss plan.
Producers offer apology for ‘Barbershop’ barbs
September 25, 2002
Jesse Jackson says he’s pleased the producers of “Barbershop” have apologized for the film’s barbs about Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others, but he still wants the jokes cut from future DVD and video editions of the hit movie.
Passer-by’s ‘heroic’ efforts save dog, house from fire
September 25, 2002
Jim McCauley calls John Fiore a “real hero.” Mo, a yellow Labrador retriever, probably would, too — if the dog could talk. Fiore, a former firefighter, extinguished a grass fire Monday at McCauley’s rural Douglas County home before it could scorch the house — and the 4-year-old dog in a fenced area nearby.
Daily Ticker
September 25, 2002
Firebirds win game, lose captain
September 25, 2002
Bittersweet does not describe Free State’s convincing 6-0 Sunflower League soccer triumph over Leavenworth not with senior captain Cameron Baumchen suffering a broken leg.
Firefighters trying to contain wildfire near Clinton Lake dam
September 25, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 1:28 p.m.) Firefighters were working to contain a wildfire Wednesday just south of the dam at Clinton Lake.
Local Briefs
September 25, 2002
 Kansans get preview of Capitol dome statue  Follow-up: Atchison explosion still under investigation  Fund raising: Light the Night Walk to help cancer research  Television: River City Weekly to explore Haskell sports
award
September 25, 2002
Baldwin resident Martha C. Smith is nowhere close to retiring. Never mind that she’s 97 years old. “I’ll keep working as long as my health holds out,” she said.
District attorney awaits police report to determine whether to file charges
September 25, 2002
Nearly a week after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Iowa Street, a social worker noted for her work with foster children died Tuesday. Heather Coulter, 24, of Lawrence was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at KU Med in Kansas City, Kan., Lawrence Police said.
Utility keeps lid on details of plan announced just ahead of regulatory hearing
September 25, 2002
Westar Energy Inc. won’t have to buy chief executive David Wittig’s mansion should he be fired. Aside from that, the state’s largest utility on Tuesday wasn’t revealing details about changes in management contracts with Wittig and other senior executives.
Mother struggles to escape poverty
September 25, 2002
Elizabeth Monger is doing what society says it wants people like her to do: She’s trying, with a lot of help from her friends, to pull herself up by the bootstraps and out of homelessness.
Commissioners divided on whether to sign on to wetlands mitigation plan
September 25, 2002
A divided Douglas County Commission is poised to approve an $8.5 million wetlands mitigation plan that members hope will drive the project to completion through the Baker Wetlands.
Haskell prepares for authentic American Indian feast
September 25, 2002
There’s a secret to making wonderful Native American dishes, and Barbara Stumblingbear knows it. “I’m going to tell you, but you’re not going to believe me,” confides Stumblingbear, director of food services at Haskell Indian Nations University.
It’s not me versus him’
OU’s Stoops to face friend in South Florida coach Leavitt
September 25, 2002
Bob Stoops says he won’t have any trouble putting friendship aside this week when No. 2 Oklahoma plays host to South Florida.
Faulk’s status uncertain for Sunday
September 25, 2002
Marshall Faulk’s neck injury doesn’t appear to be as serious as first thought, but the status of the St. Louis Rams running back is uncertain for Sunday’s game with the Dallas Cowboys.
Dow falls 189 points to four-year low
September 25, 2002
Wall Street’s malaise deepened Tuesday, with stocks falling on a confluence of factors that included disappointing earnings news and a criminal investigation into Xerox’s accounting practices.
Gunfire keeps Kashmir voters away
September 25, 2002
Voters in Indian-controlled Kashmir’s largest city stayed away from the polls Tuesday, scared off by Islamic militants demanding a boycott of state legislative elections or refusing on principle to cast their ballots.
People
September 25, 2002
Ben, J. Lo not taking it slow Clarke criticizes space progress Cosby named parade marshal Prince Charles welcome to go
Kansas golf second at home tournament
September 25, 2002
Kansas University’s golf team found out this week that home isn’t always all that sweet. “Sometimes,” KU coach Ross Randall said, “it’s easier to play elsewhere.” Despite finishing second out of 14 teams in the Kansas Invitational, the Jayhawks left Alvamar Tuesday afternoon wondering what could have been.
Tucker services
September 25, 2002
Memorial services for Barry Arthur Tucker II, 55, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He was cremated. Mr. Tucker died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at his home.
Fed leaves key rate unchanged
September 25, 2002
With two members dissenting, the Federal Reserve on Tuesday left a key interest rate unchanged as the nation’s economic recovery struggles to ride out the roller-coaster stock market and rising worries about war with Iraq.
Area briefs
September 25, 2002
KU Alumni Association honors high school seniors Award to honor KU alumnus Two show dogs missing Clinic offers free speech screenings Tonganoxie to receive federal firefighting funds KU Spanish classes available for children
NFL Briefs
September 25, 2002
Vikings’ Moss arrested after incident with car Heisman winner Hart dies ‘too soon’ at 73 Bucs trade Gibson Packers release Smith Niners re-sign Moore Bears sign DT Grant Fraley signs extension
Income pinch transcends racial barriers
September 25, 2002
Blacks had the highest poverty rate 22.7 percent, up from 22.5 percent and income fell from $30,495 to $29,470, the first decline in 19 years. The poverty rate for whites increased from 7.4 percent to 7.8 percent, while income fell 1.3 percent, to $46,305.
Mother struggles to escape poverty
September 25, 2002
Elizabeth Monger is doing what society says it wants people like her to do: She’s trying, with a lot of help from her friends, to pull herself up by the bootstraps and out of homelessness.
Social worker dies of injuries from accident
District attorney awaits police report to determine whether to file charges
September 25, 2002
Nearly a week after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Iowa Street, a social worker noted for her work with foster children died Tuesday. Heather Coulter, 24, of Lawrence was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at KU Med in Kansas City, Kan., Lawrence Police said.
Vermeil seeks end to big plays
KC coach dismayed by leaky defense
September 25, 2002
Big plays are killing the Kansas City Chiefs, and Dick Vermeil is determined to do something about it. The defense, ranked 32nd among the 32 NFL teams, has yielded 14 plays of 20 yards or more.
Planning commission
Developers try again to rezone agricultural land to planned residential district
September 25, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. today City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets
Mangino punished
KU coach yells at officials after LHS game
September 25, 2002
Lawrence High officials are tight-lipped, but they have taken some form of action against Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino because of a post-game incident. Mangino’s son, Tommy, who is the Lions’ starting quarterback, was hit hard late in Friday night’s 26-7 win over Olathe East and had to come out of the game.
Fed leaves key rate unchanged
September 25, 2002
With two members dissenting, the Federal Reserve on Tuesday left a key interest rate unchanged as the nation’s economic recovery struggles to ride out the roller-coaster stock market and rising worries about war with Iraq.
Vinland librarian receives ‘oldest worker’ award
September 25, 2002
Baldwin resident Martha C. Smith is nowhere close to retiring. Never mind that she’s 97 years old. “I’ll keep working as long as my health holds out,” she said.
Native meal
Haskell prepares for authentic American Indian feast
September 25, 2002
There’s a secret to making wonderful Native American dishes, and Barbara Stumblingbear knows it. “I’m going to tell you, but you’re not going to believe me,” confides Stumblingbear, director of food services at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Gussie R. Smith
September 25, 2002
Services for Gussie R. Smith, 69, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Business Briefcase
September 25, 2002
Bargain Depot opens at 23rd Street location Accounting: Federal prosecutors investigating Xerox Agriculture: ConAgra Foods sheds meatpacking business Food industry: Chip maker to reduce fat
Exercise, eating patterns key to healthy lifestyles for children
September 25, 2002
Horoscopes
September 25, 2002
Kansas golf second at home tournament
September 25, 2002
Kansas University’s golf team found out this week that home isn’t always all that sweet. “Sometimes,” KU coach Ross Randall said, “it’s easier to play elsewhere.” Despite finishing second out of 14 teams in the Kansas Invitational, the Jayhawks left Alvamar Tuesday afternoon wondering what could have been.