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6Sports video: Tommy Mangino takes a hit against Olathe East
September 27, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 3:36 a.m.) This video shows LHS quarterback Tommy Mangino taking a hit from an Olathe East defender. The video clip shows the play at regular speed, then at slow motion, then slow motion backwards.
Westar under federal grand jury probe
September 27, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 12:59 p.m.) TOPEKA � Westar Energy, the largest electric utility in Kansas, is under investigation by a federal grand jury, according to documents filed by the company.
Susan M. Dalton
September 27, 2002
Lester W. Grazier
September 27, 2002
Julie A. Stubbs
September 27, 2002
Janie S. Crownover
September 27, 2002
Heather D. Coulter
September 27, 2002
Services for Heather D. Coulter, 24, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church in Chanute. Burial will follow the service in Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute. Ms. Coulter died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Local briefs
September 27, 2002
Chamber offers luncheons to meet the candidates Conservation easements to create wilderness park Three events to benefit city’s Humane Society
High School Scholar-Athlete of the Month: Andrew Pyle
September 27, 2002
The Eudora High football team is good this year; and Andrew Pyle is one of the best reasons why.
Area athletes of the week
September 27, 2002
City athletes of the week
September 27, 2002
Kansas Cup to be held this weekend
September 27, 2002
Lawrence is home to a soccer wonderland this week.
Free State’s annual game at Memorial ‘exciting’
September 27, 2002
No matter the opponent, when the Free State High football team plays at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium it’s always a big deal. But the 7 p.m. matchup tonight against Olathe East has even bigger implications. The Firebirds are 3-0 for the first time ever and sit atop the Sunflower League standings with Olathe North as the only undefeated teams.
NCAA: Graduation rates 60 percent in Division I
September 27, 2002
The graduation rate for Division I student-athletes has reached 60 percent for the first time since the NCAA began tracking the figures 18 years ago, according to a survey released Thursday.
Federal law could ban injury talk
September 27, 2002
Some college football coaches refrain from talking about their players’ injuries in a strategic move. Next season, speaking about them could be against the law.
6Sports video: LHS, FSHS soccer battle to a draw
September 27, 2002
The Lions have dominated the past city soccer showdowns, but the Firebirds forced them into a tie.
6Sports video: The Lions try to ignore the Mangino issue
September 27, 2002
Lawrence High’s coach is proud of how his team has ignored the distractions of the past week.
THS wary of winless Immac
We know darned well 0-3 doesn’t mean a thing’
September 27, 2002
Tonganoxie High football coach Mark Elston knows appearances can be deceiving.
Jordan to play this season
39-year-old says ‘love for the game’ influenced his decision
September 27, 2002
Michael Jordan plans to play another season with the Washington Wizards, confident his 39-year-old knees are healthy enough to allow him to finish his contract with the team.
Lawrence hopes to end losing skid at ODAC
September 27, 2002
A week after ending a five-year losing streak to Olathe schools, the Lawrence High football team will try to end its five-year skid at the Olathe District Activities Center when it plays Olathe South at 7 tonight. The Lions, 2-1, hammered Olathe East, 26-7, Friday at Haskell Stadium, but face a skilled and motivated 1-2 Falcon squad that’s won the last three games in the series by a combined score of 136-36.
6News video: Utility regulators want to restructure Westar
September 27, 2002
Westar’s financial problems prompt concern among the Kansas Corporation Commission.
6News video: KU is named one of the top 10 party schools in the nation
September 27, 2002
Playboy magazine says that KU is the number nine party school.
6News video: KU’s enrollment increases
September 27, 2002
The 2.3 percent increase in enrollment comes in spite of budget problems and higher tuition.
Friends of the Library to sponsor book sale
September 27, 2002
Thousands of books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library’s annual fall book sale, set to get under way next week.
State’s highways to be busy for Speedway event
September 27, 2002
Good luck driving to Kansas City during this race weekend. Even a Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman couldn’t help a Freudian slip when talking about plans to prevent gridlock around the Kansas Speedway, which is at the intersection of Interstate highways 70 and 435.
Alma M. Shaw
September 27, 2002
City commission could select stricter set of floodplain regulations
September 27, 2002
Lawrence city commissioners hinted Thursday they might adopt more restrictive floodplain regulations than recommended by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. During a study session on the issue, officials said the floodplain was expanding as the city grew. It might not make sense, they said, to approve regulations that don’t take that into account.
Staff shortage may close museum for Christmas week
September 27, 2002
The embattled Watkins Community Museum of History will close during the week of Christmas if it can’t find volunteers willing to keep it open for the estimated 150 to 300 people expected to show up for visits. The tentative closure plan won approval Thursday from the board of directors of the Douglas County Historical Society, which runs the museum. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays at 1047 Mass.
Haskell president, students start talks
September 27, 2002
Sponsoring the first of what she hopes will be monthly “dialogues” between students, faculty and staff, Haskell Indian Nations University President Karen Swisher on Thursday promised to improve communication, seek funding sources and become more inclusive in her decision-making. “All of us, I believe, want to make Haskell the most desirable place for American Indian students to come for higher education,” said Swisher, addressing an informal gathering of about 50 students and faculty in Navarre Hall.
Philippines extremist says missionary was sacrificed
September 27, 2002
A man claiming to be the head of the Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf alleges the Philippines sacrificed the life of a U.S. missionary in the name of the war on terrorism. The taped message from Khadafi Janjalani was played Friday by Radio Mindanao Network during a program hosted by journalist Arlyn de la Cruz, who is known to have close ties with the leader of the al-Qaida-linked group.
Officials plan for smallpox vaccination
In preventive move, federal government may offer shots to general public
September 27, 2002
Looming war with Iraq and growing concern over the threat of bioterrorism are moving federal officials to consider what was once unthinkable: offer the risky smallpox vaccine to the general public before an attack ever occurs. Just three months ago, federal advisers were recommending that only select hospital workers get the smallpox vaccine, maybe 20,000 total.
Milosevic war crimes hearing opens with overview of genocide charges
September 27, 2002
Slobodan Milosevic smiled across a U.N. courtroom Thursday as prosecutors accused him of genocide, the gravest charge he faces, claiming he was the kingpin in a plan to wipe out Bosnia’s Muslims.
Merrill Lynch worker may testify in Martha case
September 27, 2002
The stock of Martha Stewart’s media empire fell sharply Thursday after a published report said an assistant at Merrill Lynch has agreed to testify against her in the ImClone insider-trading case.
Aquila plans for increase in gas prices
September 27, 2002
Mother Nature is the best hope residents have for avoiding an increase in natural gas prices this winter. Officials with Aquila, the natural gas company that serves 30,000 customers in Lawrence, said they were expecting natural gas prices this winter to increase by 17 to 18 percent compared to levels last year. But Scott Heidtbrink, operations vice president for the company in Kansas, said weather forecasters also were predicting a warmer winter than last year.
Tuxedo’ tailor-made for Chan
September 27, 2002
The camera opens on a pastoral vista, with rolling hills and a babbling stream. A majestic elk wades into the water … then urinates in it. This contaminant is tracked as it flows straight into a bottled water processing plant. The opening scene of “The Tuxedo” announces to the viewer that this is not your typical Jackie Chan flick.
Good lessons
Thom Alexander’s Americana Music Academy brings a sense of harmony to Lawrence
September 27, 2002
Lawrence residents have become accustomed to the sounds of music emanating from the 700 block of New Hampshire Street. Usually they hail from the nightly bands at The Bottleneck, and until recently, from the booming sound system of Tremors. But lately another type of music can be found throughout the day at the Americana Music Academy, 745 N.H.
Race weekend drives up Lawrence business
September 27, 2002
More than 100,000 fans are expected for a big weekend of racing at the Kansas Speedway. And that means Lawrence’s airport, hotels, restaurants and shops are tuning up for business. “We’re full,” said Judy Billings, director of Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Baker may face $16 million tab from government
September 27, 2002
Federal auditors say Baker University violated rules governing financial aid and student recruitment during the late 1990s. If the recommendations by the auditor are approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the university could be forced to repay almost $16 million in financial aid money to the federal government.
Old age keeps getting older
September 27, 2002
Rumors of impending retirements among the over-70 set on the Supreme Court pop up periodically in the nation’s capital. This is the longest stretch in modern history without a vacancy, and many court-watchers had assumed that one or more of the aging justices would step down before the new session gets under way on the first Monday in October.
Needed move
September 27, 2002
School thrift
September 27, 2002
Embracing the 1st Amendment
September 27, 2002
What do you know about the First Amendment? That it protects freedom of religion and speech? What else? That it protects freedom of the press and the right of the people to peacefully demonstrate when they object to something their government is doing, or trying to do? If you know all of these things about the First Amendment, you are more knowledgeable than most of your fellow citizens.
Peril may present opportunity for Putin
September 27, 2002
The gathering Iraq crisis is being portrayed as two grave tests of character and resolve, one for George W. Bush, the other for Saddam Hussein. But this peculiar moment in world affairs, at the end of a period of traditional power politics and at the beginning of a new age of terror and fright, also presents a momentous turning point for another world leader. It is the biggest international test yet for Vladimir V. Putin. The Russian president is surrounded by troubles. He faces an insurrection in Chechnya. He fears a terrorist haven in Georgia. He worries about economic instability at home. He is constantly reminded that the end of the Cold War meant the end of his nation’s status as a superpower. And now he faces the growing likelihood of an attack on a country where Russia has important political ties and commercial interests.
Companies bet on Vegas for market research
Sin City visitors provide input for product development, TV programming
September 27, 2002
Linda Pulido never expected to spend her Las Vegas trip helping decide who’d be the next anchor on a morning television news show.
Arts notes
September 27, 2002
Lerner appears at Lawrence Borders Wertses to perform at Trail Day fest Auditions to be held for holiday musical Burton speaks at Emporia
Daily ticker
September 27, 2002
Restorers piece together art
Historical Giotto fresco reconstructed on basilica’s ceiling
September 27, 2002
St. Jerome’s white beard is largely gone, his rich cloak looks like it was devoured by moths, and the roll of writing paper on his desk has disappeared.
Barbershop’ scene stays, despite critics
September 27, 2002
Despite the threat of a boycott by the Rev. Al Sharpton, MGM says it will not remove a scene from the hit comedy “Barbershop” that mocks civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.
New cop show has film noir feel
September 27, 2002
Tom Sizemore brings a palpable intensity to the dark, stylish and violent new police drama “Robbery Homicide Division” (9 p.m., CBS). He plays detective Sam Cole, the head of an elite unit of the LAPD assigned to the gritty city’s most notorious crimes. “Robbery” makes the most of the City of Angels’ many murky demimondes and mysterious ethnic enclaves. The pilot begins in a smoky disco in Koreatown, where the thump of club music is shattered by the staccato pop of a drive-by shooter. Cole immediately surmises the pattern of the bullet’s spray and soon ascertains that a bloodied “witness” was probably the intended target.
Make the money or do the stunts? Jackie Chan finds a way
September 27, 2002
Jackie Chan may have a hole in his head from a miscalculated leap “Touch it!,” he says, placing my hand on his scalp and he may play the affable stooge on screen, but he’s nobody’s fool when it comes to his appeal. He knows his public wants to see him, not some stunt double, falling from high places, jumping between speeding buses, narrowly avoiding Ninja death blows. “When I do a stunt there’s so many problems now,” says Jackie (no one calls him Mr. Chan), in San Francisco to promote “The Tuxedo,” a secret-agent spoof that opens today. “Security guy on the set. Safety captain. Two insurance men. Sometimes I do a stunt; sometimes they use a double and just cover his face.”
Weakened Isidore soaks Gulf Coast
September 27, 2002
Tropical Storm Isidore blew ashore Thursday with near hurricane-force wind, spinning off tornadoes, swamping the Gulf Coast with 15 inches of rain and knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses.
Israel claims to hit Hamas terror leader
Missiles strike car, kill 2
September 27, 2002
Israel tried to kill the mastermind of the Hamas bombing campaign Thursday, firing two missiles from a helicopter into a car in crowded Gaza City and killing two bodyguards. Thirty-five bystanders were wounded, but the fate of the Palestinian militant remained uncertain.
September 27, 2002
Tonganoxie High football coach Mark Elston knows appearances can be deceiving.
Susan M. Dalton
September 27, 2002
Memorial services for Susan M. Dalton, 61, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. She was cremated. Ms. Dalton died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Mangino expresses regret over ref incident
September 27, 2002
Kansas football coach Mark Mangino said he made a mistake when he lost his composure after Lawrence High’s football game Friday at Haskell Stadium.
KU boasts grad rate above average
September 27, 2002
Kansas University’s student-athletes are ahead of the national curve when it comes to graduation rates.
Kansas, Chattanooga work on series in basketball
September 27, 2002
Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams and University of Tennessee-Chattanooga’s Jeff Lebo are working on scheduling a 2-for-1 basketball series that will begin next season.
LHS volleyball 1-2 at quad
September 27, 2002
In a night filled with large scoring spurts, it was the Lawrence High volleyball team that fell on the short end.
Kansas Cup to be held this weekend
September 27, 2002
Lawrence is home to a soccer wonderland this week.
Westar under federal grand jury probe
September 27, 2002
(Updated Friday at 2:56 p.m.) TOPEKA Â- Westar Energy, the largest electric utility in Kansas, is under investigation by a federal grand jury, according to documents filed by the company.
Increase is largest in 16 years
September 27, 2002
Exceeding even the most generous predictions by Kansas University officials, enrollment at KU this fall rose by the largest margin since 1986, officials said Thursday. There are 28,849 students enrolled at the university, up 659 students  or 2.3 percent  from last year.
Haskell president, students start talks
September 27, 2002
Sponsoring the first of what she hopes will be monthly “dialogues” between students, faculty and staff, Haskell Indian Nations University President Karen Swisher on Thursday promised to improve communication, seek funding sources and become more inclusive in her decision-making. “All of us, I believe, want to make Haskell the most desirable place for American Indian students to come for higher education,” said Swisher, addressing an informal gathering of about 50 students and faculty in Navarre Hall.
City commission could select stricter set of floodplain regulations
September 27, 2002
Lawrence city commissioners hinted Thursday they might adopt more restrictive floodplain regulations than recommended by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. During a study session on the issue, officials said the floodplain was expanding as the city grew. It might not make sense, they said, to approve regulations that don’t take that into account.
Julie A. Stubbs
September 27, 2002
Memorial services for Julie A. Stubbs, 77, Gardner, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto. Mrs. Stubbs died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Olathe Medical Center. She had donated her body to Kansas University Medical Center because of her unusual heart condition. The remains were recently returned for services.
s Americana Music Academy brings a sense of harmony to Lawrence
September 27, 2002
Lawrence residents have become accustomed to the sounds of music emanating from the 700 block of New Hampshire Street. Usually they hail from the nightly bands at The Bottleneck, and until recently, from the booming sound system of Tremors. But lately another type of music can be found throughout the day at the Americana Music Academy, 745 N.H.
On the street
September 27, 2002
Asked on Jayhawk Boulevard What do you think about Playboy rating Kansas University the No. 9 party school in the country?
Alma M. Shaw
September 27, 2002
Services for Alma M. Shaw, 93, Wellington, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor Chapel. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Shaw died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
On the record
September 27, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Local briefs
September 27, 2002
Lawrence duo trail in Kansas Senior golf Eagle Bend snares magazine ranking Youth basketball SA basketball
Inner security
September 27, 2002
A KU law professor expresses the kind of pride and confidence more should have about Kansas University and where it “ranks.” Kansas University needs a lot more faculty members and salespeople like Mike Hoeflich, the former dean of the KU law school, who has stepped aside in favor of a full-time professorship.
Briefly
September 27, 2002
Chechens down helicopter; 14 killed Motorcycle gang raid results in arrests Thousands protest security zones
Staff shortage may close museum for Christmas week
September 27, 2002
The embattled Watkins Community Museum of History will close during the week of Christmas if it can’t find volunteers willing to keep it open for the estimated 150 to 300 people expected to show up for visits. The tentative closure plan won approval Thursday from the board of directors of the Douglas County Historical Society, which runs the museum. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays at 1047 Mass.
at Kansas
September 27, 2002
Larry Brown, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame tonight, has coached one team to a championship in 30 seasons. That, of course, was his 1988 Kansas University basketball team, which beat Oklahoma, 83-79, in the NCAA title game at Kemper Arena. Brown’s crowning achievement came in his fifth and final season at KU, where he compiled a 135-44 career record, including a 72-4 mark at Allen Fieldhouse.
Aquila plans for increase in gas prices
September 27, 2002
Mother Nature is the best hope residents have for avoiding an increase in natural gas prices this winter. Officials with Aquila, the natural gas company that serves 30,000 customers in Lawrence, said they were expecting natural gas prices this winter to increase by 17 to 18 percent compared to levels last year. But Scott Heidtbrink, operations vice president for the company in Kansas, said weather forecasters also were predicting a warmer winter than last year.
Book rates Kansas No. 14 in public education quality
September 27, 2002
Connecticut earned “smartest state” honors Thursday from a Lawrence research and publishing company in new state-by-state rankings of public education quality. Morgan Quitno Press, operated by Lawrence school board President Scott Morgan, ranked the 50 states based on various statistics about elementary and secondary schools.
Local briefs
September 27, 2002
 Chamber offers luncheons to meet the candidates  Conservation easements to create wilderness park  Three events to benefit city’s Humane Society
oversight of utility
September 27, 2002
State regulators agreed Thursday to order restructuring of financially troubled Westar Energy Inc., the state’s largest utility. The move, unprecedented in Kansas, could remove company executives from direct oversight of the utility.
LHS volleyball 1-2 at quad
September 27, 2002
In a night filled with large scoring spurts, it was the Lawrence High volleyball team that fell on the short end.
Seabury CC records fall
September 27, 2002
Lawrence Seabury freshmen Katie Pottorff and Adam Davis each broke school cross-country records at the Tonganoxie Invitational on Thursday.
LHS stylish in win over Manhattan
Lartigue, Fritzel double-winners for Lawrence High in 7-3 victory over Indians
September 27, 2002
It was hard to tell who was more chic Thursday night at the Lawrence Tennis Center Lawrence High doubles partners Becca Fritzel and Sydney Lartigue in red and black uniforms or LHS coach Dick Wedel sporting his always suave straw cowboy hat.
Like Tulsa over KU? Then take a whack
September 27, 2002
Everybody has movie favorites. One of mine is “Bad Day at Black Rock,” a tense mystery/Western adventure in which the good guy (Spencer Tracy) wears black and the bad guys (Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin) are unforgettably smarmy.
Heather D. Coulter
September 27, 2002
Farm Bureau won’t take sides in governor’s race
September 27, 2002
Saying neither candidate was its clear favorite, the 42,000-member Kansas Farm Bureau has declined to endorse either Republican Tim Shallenburger or Democrat Kathleen Sebelius for governor. The neutral stance is a break from tradition for Kansas’ biggest agricultural group, which has regularly backed Republicans in statewide races since forming a political committee in 1993.
Bush says Democrats’ security bill would erode presidential powers
September 27, 2002
Increasing pressure on the Senate in the battle over worker rights in the Homeland Security Department, President Bush said Thursday that “the enemy doesn’t care about these rules” favored by many Democrats.
Five killed in Nebraska bank heist
September 27, 2002
Three holdup men shot five people to death in a bank robbery Thursday before fleeing into the Nebraska countryside in a stolen car. A manhunt ended a few hours later with three suspects in custody and charged with murder. It was the nation’s deadliest bank robbery in more than a decade and it spread fear across northeastern Nebraska. The men allegedly stole two cars in their bid to escape, taking one at gunpoint in this small farming town.
State to order Westar overhaul
Unprecedented move may remove executives’ oversight of utility
September 27, 2002
State regulators agreed Thursday to order restructuring of financially troubled Westar Energy Inc., the state’s largest utility. The move, unprecedented in Kansas, could remove company executives from direct oversight of the utility.
KU among top 10 party schools
September 27, 2002
Kansas University senior Eric Slivinski remembers well the night he watched his drunken, passed-out friend being carried on a futon and left nearly naked on the front porch of a nearby sorority. College parties in Lawrence just get crazy like that sometimes.
KU enrollment surges
Increase is largest in 16 years
September 27, 2002
Exceeding even the most generous predictions by Kansas University officials, enrollment at KU this fall rose by the largest margin since 1986, officials said Thursday. There are 28,849 students enrolled at the university, up 659 students or 2.3 percent from last year.
Briefcase
September 27, 2002
Prosoco seeks tax abatement Leadership Lawrence class announced SBC to cut 11,000 jobs Gap taps new CEO
Ex-WorldCom exec pleads guilty
Former leader says he was told to falsify records
September 27, 2002
WorldCom’s former controller pleaded guilty to securities fraud Thursday, saying he was told by “senior management” to falsify records in what became the largest corporate accounting scandal in U.S. history. David Myers, 44, entered the plea in U.S. District Court after telling Judge Richard Casey he wanted to waive his right to be indicted on the charges. It was the first admission of guilt in the multibillion-dollar scandal.
Lawrence firm dubs Connecticut ‘smartest state’
Book rates Kansas No. 14 in public education quality
September 27, 2002
Connecticut earned “smartest state” honors Thursday from a Lawrence research and publishing company in new state-by-state rankings of public education quality. Morgan Quitno Press, operated by Lawrence school board President Scott Morgan, ranked the 50 states based on various statistics about elementary and secondary schools.
tailor-made for Chan
September 27, 2002
The camera opens on a pastoral vista, with rolling hills and a babbling stream. A majestic elk wades into the water … then urinates in it. This contaminant is tracked as it flows straight into a bottled water processing plant. The opening scene of “The Tuxedo” announces to the viewer that this is not your typical Jackie Chan flick.
Lester W. Grazier
September 27, 2002
Services for Lester W. Grazier, 87, DeSoto, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto. Private graveside services will be at DeSoto Cemetery. Mr. Grazier died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Lions, Firebirds play to 1-all draw after two overtimes
September 27, 2002
If there are no losers in a tie, then Free State High and Lawrence High certainly came away winners Thursday night. The annual city soccer showdown at the Youth Sports Inc. fields might have ended in a 1-all, double-overtime tie, but neither LHS coach Keith Nelson nor FSHS coach Jason Pendleton fell back on the “sister-kissing” cliche.
Lawrence hopes to end losing skid at ODAC
September 27, 2002
A week after ending a five-year losing streak to Olathe schools, the Lawrence High football team will try to end its five-year skid at the Olathe District Activities Center when it plays Olathe South at 7 tonight. The Lions, 2-1, hammered Olathe East, 26-7, Friday at Haskell Stadium, but face a skilled and motivated 1-2 Falcon squad that’s won the last three games in the series by a combined score of 136-36.
s highways to be busy for Speedway event
September 27, 2002
Good luck driving to Kansas City during this race weekend. Even a Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman couldn’t help a Freudian slip when talking about plans to prevent gridlock around the Kansas Speedway, which is at the intersection of Interstate highways 70 and 435.
Friends of the Library to sponsor book sale
September 27, 2002
Thousands of books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library’s annual fall book sale, set to get under way next week.
Inner security
September 27, 2002
A KU law professor expresses the kind of pride and confidence more should have about Kansas University and where it “ranks.” Kansas University needs a lot more faculty members and salespeople like Mike Hoeflich, the former dean of the KU law school, who has stepped aside in favor of a full-time professorship.
Baker may face $16 million tab from government
September 27, 2002
Federal auditors say Baker University violated rules governing financial aid and student recruitment during the late 1990s. If the recommendations by the auditor are approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the university could be forced to repay almost $16 million in financial aid money to the federal government.
Race weekend drives up Lawrence business
September 27, 2002
More than 100,000 fans are expected for a big weekend of racing at the Kansas Speedway. And that means Lawrence’s airport, hotels, restaurants and shops are tuning up for business. “We’re full,” said Judy Billings, director of Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Area briefs
September 27, 2002
 Lenexa driver injured in truck accident  City provides free lunch for United Way drive  Bert Nash license renewed  Barn party to raise funds for Veritas School
Kicker seeks more consistency with chip shots, PATs
September 27, 2002
Johnny Beck has a big-time leg.
On the record
September 27, 2002
Brewers bench Hernandez
Royster doesn’t want shortstop to set all-time strikeout record
September 27, 2002
On the brink of tying the major league record for strikeouts in a season, Milwaukee’s Jose Hernandez was held out of the starting lineup Thursday night and he might not play the rest of the year.
Suppan pitches KC to big win over Detroit - Royals 7, Tigers 2
September 27, 2002
Jeff Suppan hasn’t had a lot to celebrate this year. “It was nice to go out there and pitch well and get a win,” he said Thursday night after his five-hitter lifted the Kansas City Royals past the Detroit Tigers, 7-2.
LHS, FSHS fit to be tied
Lions, Firebirds play to 1-all draw after two overtimes
September 27, 2002
If there are no losers in a tie, then Free State High and Lawrence High certainly came away winners Thursday night. The annual city soccer showdown at the Youth Sports Inc. fields might have ended in a 1-all, double-overtime tie, but neither LHS coach Keith Nelson nor FSHS coach Jason Pendleton fell back on the “sister-kissing” cliche.
German vote raises issues
September 27, 2002
The German election campaign did not change the government in Berlin, but it may yet change the world. Gerhard Schroeder’s flagrant flirtation with German unilateralism and anti-Americanism is reverberating as a major shock for his partners in Washington, Paris, London and elsewhere.
Janie S. Crownover
September 27, 2002
Services for Janie S. Crownover, 40, Tonganoxie, will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto. Ms. Crownover died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Kansas University Medical Center.
People
September 27, 2002
Clarkson enjoys shining ‘Moment’ Bartender tops on ‘Big Brother’ Father newest role for Fraser Fergie thankful for U.S. kindness
Briefly
September 27, 2002
FBI says in U.S., only hijackers knew of 9-11 plot Taliban fugitives threaten attacks on U.S. soldiers School district allows instruction of creationism
A time to remember, compete
Somber opening ceremony pays tribute to victims of Sept. 11 attacks
September 27, 2002
Separated on stage by the gold Ryder Cup trophy they desperately want to win, U.S. and European players paused to remember why they had to wait so long for the chance.
Jayhawks eager for Big 12 soccer opener
September 27, 2002
Kansas University goalie Meghan Miller swears she recognizes the plush green grass of the soccer field located behind Oliver Residence Hall.
KU’s Beck boasts BIGXLEG
Kicker seeks more consistency with chip shots, PATs
September 27, 2002
Johnny Beck has a big-time leg.
Briefly
September 27, 2002
U.S. students among first evacuees Fraternity apologizes for racist party attire House limits patients’ malpractice awards Study: Endometriosis linked to other diseases
September 27, 2002
No matter the opponent, when the Free State High football team plays at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium it’s always a big deal. But the 7 p.m. matchup tonight against Olathe East has even bigger implications. The Firebirds are 3-0 for the first time ever and sit atop the Sunflower League standings with Olathe North as the only undefeated teams.
School thrift
September 27, 2002
To the editor: I wonder if the Lawrence school board has considered not building new schools but renovating the ones we have, then busing the west side children to the east side? There doesn’t seem to be much concern that the east side children would be transported out of their neighborhood. This needs to apply both ways.
Needed move
September 27, 2002
To the editor: The county commissioners have unanimously taken the position that the Watkins Community Museum needs a professional administrator/ fund-raiser. A nonprofit organization these days simply cannot maintain a healthy pulse without one.
Magic, magicians to be inducted
Former Kansas coach Brown joins Johnson, Globetrotters in class of ‘02
September 27, 2002
The Magic man and a team full of magicians. Globetrotters and one well-traveled coach. Two mentors who helped generations reach their potential, and one young man who never will.
Bush, Congress at odds on Iraq war resolution
September 27, 2002
Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said Thursday the Senate would begin debate next week on a resolution authorizing the president to use force against Iraq. But he said the latest White House proposal remained unacceptable. A resolution giving the president the authority to go to war should be backed by the broadest coalition possible, Daschle said after a meeting with Senate Democrats. “We’ve come some distance. We’ve got a long way to go before that can be achieved.”
U.S. looks to whet Cuba appetite
Castro tours agriculture show, downplays payment worries
September 27, 2002
Cuban President Fidel Castro fed milk to a buffalo calf from Minnesota and greeted Gov. Jesse Ventura and top American food producers Thursday at a huge exhibition aimed at opening the communist island to U.S. food sales.
Sound off
September 27, 2002
What are the graduation rates for the football programs of all the Big 12 universities? Current NCAA graduation rates are based on freshmen who entered school during the 1995-96 school year. According to the NCAA, these are the graduation rates for Big 12 Conference schools, listed from highest percentage to lowest: Baylor: 76 percent; Texas Tech: 73; Nebraska: 67; Texas A&M: 59; Iowa State: 50; Missouri: 50; Texas: 50; Oklahoma State: 48; Kansas State: 44; Kansas: 43; Colorado: 38; Oklahoma: 6.
Area briefs
September 27, 2002
Lenexa driver injured in truck accident City provides free lunch for United Way drive Bert Nash license renewed Barn party to raise funds for Veritas School
Cards clip Brewers
Drew homers as St. Louis wins fifth straight
September 27, 2002
Matt Morris is back in top form just in time for the playoffs.
Portland pushing for MLB’s Expos
September 27, 2002
For six years, Lynn Lashbrook has been on a crusade to bring major league baseball to Oregon. In the Montreal Expos, he sees his best chance yet.
Angels in the playoffs
Anaheim earns first postseason spot in 16 years
September 27, 2002
Now, the Anaheim Angels can celebrate.
Brown relishes KU years
Hall of Fame inductee ‘loved it’ at Kansas
September 27, 2002
Larry Brown, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame tonight, has coached one team to a championship in 30 seasons. That, of course, was his 1988 Kansas University basketball team, which beat Oklahoma, 83-79, in the NCAA title game at Kemper Arena. Brown’s crowning achievement came in his fifth and final season at KU, where he compiled a 135-44 career record, including a 72-4 mark at Allen Fieldhouse.
Horoscopes
September 27, 2002
Former leader says he was told to falsify records
September 27, 2002
WorldCom’s former controller pleaded guilty to securities fraud Thursday, saying he was told by “senior management” to falsify records in what became the largest corporate accounting scandal in U.S. history. David Myers, 44, entered the plea in U.S. District Court after telling Judge Richard Casey he wanted to waive his right to be indicted on the charges. It was the first admission of guilt in the multibillion-dollar scandal.
Cards stun No. 4 ‘Noles - Louisville 26, FSU 20, OT
September 27, 2002
Florida State coach Bobby Bowden worried for months about playing Louisville. It turned out his fears were warranted. Henry Miller ran 25 yards for a touchdown on the second play of overtime as Louisville upset the fourth-ranked Seminoles 26-20 in a steady downpour Thursday night.
Auto industry agrees to release repair codes
September 27, 2002
Automakers agreed Thursday to give independent repair shops their closely guarded codes used to diagnose troubles with today’s high-tech vehicles so the shops can make the same repairs as franchise dealerships. The fault or diagnostic codes, which appear on a handheld computer that the mechanic attaches to the vehicle to designate the source of trouble, were long withheld from independent shops because automakers said they feared the information would be misused by unscrupulous mechanics.
Births
September 27, 2002
Gina and Matt Foster, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.
Kansas, Chattanooga work on series in basketball
September 27, 2002
Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams and University of Tennessee-Chattanooga’s Jeff Lebo are working on scheduling a 2-for-1 basketball series that will begin next season.
KU boasts grad rate above average
September 27, 2002
Kansas University’s student-athletes are ahead of the national curve when it comes to graduation rates.
Mangino expresses regret over ref incident
September 27, 2002
Kansas football coach Mark Mangino said he made a mistake when he lost his composure after Lawrence High’s football game Friday at Haskell Stadium. “I certainly did have a message that I wanted to convey, but I do acknowledge and admit that I did not select the appropriate forum,” Mangino said Thursday on his weekly radio show.