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Ceremony at hoops Hall has KU flavor
September 29, 2002
Kansas University was well represented at Friday night’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Springfield, Mass.
Free State makes short work of Junction City, 7-0
September 29, 2002
Losing a sweeper can devastate a soccer team, but the Free State High boys may have lost Cameron Baumchen at the most opportune time.
Fewer international students enrolled
September 29, 2002
Minority enrollment at Kansas University increased this fall, but the number of international students decreased. There are 1,677 international students at KU this fall, 43  or 2.5 percent  fewer than fall 2001.
Former KU faculty plan to appeal lawsuits
September 29, 2002
Two former Kansas University faculty members plan to appeal recent court decisions that dismissed their discrimination lawsuits against the university.
Lecompton road project delayed
September 29, 2002
A long-awaited project to overhaul a busy road between Lawrence and Lecompton will have to wait a little longer. Plans to upgrade Douglas County Road 1029, from the Farmers Turnpike to Lecompton, will be delayed at least eight months as county officials prepare to acquire land for construction.
Baker blanks Lindenwood
September 29, 2002
Nate Tubach kicked two field goals and Ramon Barber rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown, leading Baker to a 22-0 college football pasting of Lindenwood on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Esther L. Bryant
September 29, 2002
Orange Park, Fla. Â Services for Esther L. Bryant, 69, Orange Park, Fla., are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Bryant died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Orange Park Medical Center.
Lions, Firebirds 1-2 at Seaman Invite
September 29, 2002
Lawrence High’s boys and girls cross country teams placed first, while Free State’s took second Saturday at the nine-team Topeka Seaman Invitational at Shawnee North Community Center.
LHS, FSHS falter at gymnastics meet
September 29, 2002
The Lawrence High and Free State High gymnastics teams took fifth and sixth place in the seven-team Lee’s Summit Invitational on Saturday.
Briefly
September 29, 2002
San Francisco: Longshoremen locked out of docks Colombia: U.S. troops to train soldiers, police
Briefly
September 29, 2002
New Jersey: Laureate’s 9-11 poem elicits resignation call New York: Building near WTC site ordered demolished Indiana: More troubles for mom accused in beating
Briefly
September 29, 2002
Bangladesh: Two venues bombed; at least 10 are dead London: Thousands march against Iraq attack Sudan: Thunderstorm hits capital; 33 people die
Arts notes
September 29, 2002
Home tour set for Saturday in Leavenworth Design concepts to be highlighted Quilt Show to feature patriotic themes Sculptors group to meet at Burcham
September 29, 2002
Any author will tell you: Promotional book tours are anything but glamorous. These tedious undertakings require tons of cross-country travel and endless interviews with the media. Being on the road for a book tour can make you entirely mentally ill,” said Harriet Lerner, internationally known author of nine books, including The New York Times best seller “The Dance of Anger.”
Mr. Goodcents 300: Burton blows past Earnhardt for win
September 29, 2002
Jeff Burton sure has beaten up on Dale Earnhardt’s boys this weekend. A day after being critical of Dale Earnhardt Jr. for driving earlier in the year after a serious concussion, Burton took away what would have been Kerry Earnhardt’s  the late Dale’s eldest son  first-ever Busch Series victory Saturday when Burton won the Mr. Goodcents 300 at Kansas Speedway.
Lima helps Kansas volleyball sweep Texas Tech
September 29, 2002
Kansas University’s volleyball team won again, and that usually means one thing. Lima time. Josiane Lima, a freshman middle blocker from Brazil, had a team-high 18 kills on Saturday, leading KU to a 3-0 (30-19, 30-27, 30-28) victory against Texas Tech.
French underground an artistic marvel
Caves of Perigord decorated with 15,000-year-old Cro-Magnon paintings
September 29, 2002
As we climbed through the cave, my 14-year-old son, Jake, said things were going OK, “except for those little pointy things that dripped on my head.”
Jayhawks keep poise
Angry’ at 13-0 hole, Kansas roars back
September 29, 2002
Down by double digits on the road, the Kansas University football team didn’t panic. The Jayhawks trailed Tulsa 13-0 after one quarter Saturday night at Skelly Stadium, but KU pulled off its biggest come-from-behind victory since overcoming a 14-point deficit in 1995 at Oklahoma.
Firebirds trounce Jays
Free State makes short work of Junction City, 7-0
September 29, 2002
Losing a sweeper can devastate a soccer team, but the Free State High boys may have lost Cameron Baumchen at the most opportune time.
Big 12 Roundup: Smith, Mizzou race past Troy State
Frosh QB rushes for 137 yards in 44-7 win
September 29, 2002
After four games of this stuff, maybe no one should be surprised with Missouri’s Brad Smith.
Collector donates art to Rutgers
September 29, 2002
Rutgers University will receive more than 3,300 pieces of art from a California collector. The donation, worth nearly $5.5 million, is the largest ever to the university’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Prairie Wind Dancers to perform
Concert to celebrate First Step House
September 29, 2002
The Prairie Wind Dancers, the resident dance company at the Lawrence Arts Center, will present a First Step House Concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the arts center, 940 N.H.
Post-political rally stampede kills at least 14 in India
September 29, 2002
Thousands of people attending a political rally Saturday stampeded to get aboard already-crowded trains in northern India. At least 14 died, some electrocuted when they climbed atop the train, and 19 were injured.
Arts notes
September 29, 2002
Deadline looms for Phoenix Awards Divine Winefest to celebrate anniversary Baker theater students to offer first tour
Shallenburger creates panel to boost state efficiency
September 29, 2002
Republican gubernatorial nominee Tim Shallenburger announced Friday the creation of a committee to advise him on how to make state government more efficient.
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September 29, 2002
Briefs
September 29, 2002
Local Briefs
September 29, 2002
‘Legs for Life’ screenings popular at hospital Health: Help available for seniors obtaining drug discounts Community: Dinner raises money for sister cities program
Minority student enrollment increases at KU
September 29, 2002
Kansas University officials say they’re succeeding in their goal of making the university more diverse. Enrollment totals announced last week included the largest single-year increase in minority students in university history 12 percent, from 2,326 in 2001 to 2,606.
Issues drive women’s support of Sebelius
September 29, 2002
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Sebelius appears to have strong support among women, who make up the majority of Kansas voters, but that’s not solely because of gender.
Wild horses adopted at auction
Federal land managers sell horses and burros from overcrowded land
September 29, 2002
Jane Pennington had her heart set on the little sorrel filly with the white star on her forehead. She didn’t get her without some friendly competition.
Lecompton road project delayed
September 29, 2002
A long-awaited project to overhaul a busy road between Lawrence and Lecompton will have to wait a little longer. Plans to upgrade Douglas County Road 1029, from the Farmers Turnpike to Lecompton, will be delayed at least eight months as county officials prepare to acquire land for construction.
Owners should check chemistry profiles
September 29, 2002
In the last edition of “At The Laboratory With Your Pet’s Doctor,” we studied the details of the complete blood count. Today, we will look at a battery of tests called the chemistry profile.
Firebird tennis second
September 29, 2002
Free State High’s tennis team tied for second and Lawrence High placed sixth at the Emporia Invitational on Saturday.
Tulsa wary of Whittemore
September 29, 2002
Tulsa University football coach Keith Burns knew Kansas quarterback Bill Whittemore could run the option.
Quarterback leads KU past Hurricane
September 29, 2002
Imagine what Bill Whittemore could have done if he had put in a full day’s work. Kansas University’s junior quarterback rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries and passed for 218 yards and one TD on Saturday night at Skelly Stadium in the Jayhawks’ 43-33 victory against Tulsa.
s show
September 29, 2002
No one who saw Nolan Cromwell ramble for 294 yards against Oregon State on that late September Saturday afternoon in 1975 will ever forget it. Moreover, no one who witnessed Mike Norseth throw for 509 yards against Vanderbilt 10 years later will forget that afternoon, either.
Federal land managers sell horses and burros from overcrowded land
September 29, 2002
Jane Pennington had her heart set on the little sorrel filly with the white star on her forehead. She didn’t get her without some friendly competition.
s support of Sebelius
September 29, 2002
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Sebelius appears to have strong support among women, who make up the majority of Kansas voters, but that’s not solely because of gender.
DeSoto company hopes growth leads to national presence
September 29, 2002
This has always been Joe Bisogno’s plan. As CEO and founder of the chain of Mr. Goodcents Subs and Pasta shops, Bisogno currently is watching his DeSoto-based company grow at its fastest rate.
Businesses compete for good cause
September 29, 2002
With only a few events remaining Saturday in the 2002 Corporate Cup, the competition was a close one. Participants carefully scrutinized the posted scores, calculating just what it was going to take to win it all.
Minority student enrollment increases at KU
September 29, 2002
Kansas University officials say they’re succeeding in their goal of making the university more diverse. Enrollment totals announced last week included the largest single-year increase in minority students in university history  12 percent, from 2,326 in 2001 to 2,606.
Joyce Faye Jessup
September 29, 2002
McLouth  Graveside services for Joyce Faye Jessup, 66, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wildhorse Cemetery in McLouth. Mrs. Jessup died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
Seabury volleyball 1-3 at Olpe tourney
September 29, 2002
Seabury Academy’s volleyball team went 1-3 at the Olpe Tournament on Saturday. Janie Schneider had 22 assists for Seabury (5-9)
Cyclones stun Huskers
Iowa State makes statement with 36-14 drubbing
September 29, 2002
There’s a new Big Red to deal with in the Big 12 North, where Iowa State suddenly has eclipsed Nebraska.
Lawrence author returns to discuss ‘Dance of Connection’
September 29, 2002
Any author will tell you: Promotional book tours are anything but glamorous. These tedious undertakings require tons of cross-country travel and endless interviews with the media. Being on the road for a book tour can make you entirely mentally ill,” said Harriet Lerner, internationally known author of nine books, including The New York Times best seller “The Dance of Anger.”
KU Theatre opens season with comedy by Shakespeare
Two Gentlemen of Verona’ will begin Friday at Murphy Hall
September 29, 2002
Take William Shakespeare’s words and characters, plunk them down in the “Happy Days” diner, and you’ll have an idea what University Theatre’s production of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” is all about.
On campuses, students apprehensive about Bush’s stance
September 29, 2002
On a sun-soaked lawn at the University of Texas’s sprawling campus here, three college juniors lounged, cross-legged, between classes the other day, sipping soft drinks on the grass.
Fitting tribute
September 29, 2002
Playing host to a presidential debate would be a great way to celebrate Lawrence’s birthday. Staging a presidential debate would be a fitting tribute to the 150th anniversary of Lawrence’s founding.
Damage control: fall period critical to rebuilding lawn
September 29, 2002
Unfortunately, we are ending an unusually dry summer with and unusually dry fall. The lack of rain has made it difficult to overseed and fertilize cool season lawns. Nevertheless, it is time to start helping what is left of the lawns recover.
Horoscopes
September 29, 2002
Damage control: fall period critical to rebuilding lawn
September 29, 2002
Unfortunately, we are ending an unusually dry summer with and unusually dry fall. The lack of rain has made it difficult to overseed and fertilize cool season lawns. Nevertheless, it is time to start helping what is left of the lawns recover.
Totally toadlily
Hardy perennial should have place in gardens
September 29, 2002
Overshadowed by more popular autumn blooming plants like mums and asters and passed over because of its name, the toadlily plant (Tricyrtis hirta) sometimes gets lost in the fall shuffle. However, this hardy perennial deserves a place in the fall garden.
American League Roundup: Minnesota tuning up for playoffs
Kielty’s eighth-inning blast helps Twins topple White Sox ace Buehrle, 3-2
September 29, 2002
Bobby Kielty ruined Mark Buehrle’s quest for 20 wins with a two-run homer in the eighth inning Saturday, giving the Minnesota Twins a 3-2 victory against the Chicago White Sox.
Tribe trips Royals in 10
Kansas City must win today to avoid 100th loss
September 29, 2002
Jim Thome saw just one pitch clearly in the late-afternoon shadows. That was all he needed. Thome tied the game with his 52nd homer, a three-run shot in the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Indians went on to beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 in 10 innings Saturday.
Lions, Firebirds 1-2 at Seaman Invite
September 29, 2002
Lawrence High’s boys and girls cross country teams placed first, while Free State’s took second Saturday at the nine-team Topeka Seaman Invitational at Shawnee North Community Center.
Cincinnati coach has heart attack
Huggins in serious but stable condition after having metal mesh device implanted to keep open an artery
September 29, 2002
Cincinnati basketball coach Bob Huggins had a heart attack Saturday at Pittsburgh International Airport during a recruiting trip, a hospital official said.
Cuban-American novelist to read works at KU
September 29, 2002
Award-winning Cuban-American novelist Cristina Garcia will visit Kansas University and present a public reading of her works at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union.
Book chronicles ‘king’ of sailing events
Zimmerman covers nonstop, around-the-world competition in ‘The Race’
September 29, 2002
The “king” of sailing competitions is called simply “The Race,” which is the subject of Tim Zimmermann’s exhilarating book of the same name.
Mothering is a job worth subsidizing
September 29, 2002
Amber Byrnes tucks her daughter into the highchair at the coffee shop where the smiling and elfin 8-month-old promptly begins her favorite activity decorating the rug with cracker crumbs.
Soap, water checking out as hospitals turn to gels
September 29, 2002
Soap and water may be all washed up. Many hospitals are switching to quick-drying alcohol gels to keep hands clean as evidence builds they stop dangerous germs faster and better.
Changes a wash at KU Med, LMH
September 29, 2002
Despite what the latest research says about the germ-killing power of alcohol-based hand-cleaning products, not all area hospitals are impressed.
Fitting tribute
September 29, 2002
Playing host to a presidential debate would be a great way to celebrate Lawrence’s birthday. Staging a presidential debate would be a fitting tribute to the 150th anniversary of Lawrence’s founding.
Briefly
September 29, 2002
South Africa: Mandela, Clinton buoy AIDS awareness efforts Jerusalem: Israeli accuses Iraq of training Palestinians Turkey: Weapons-grade uranium seized by police; 2 arrested London: Former prime minister admits to four-year affair
Artist hopes to capture spirit of czars with egg
September 29, 2002
Inspired in part by historical art works, the famous jeweler and goldsmith Carl Faberge created scores of exquisite Easter eggs for the czars and czarinas of Russia.
Jury selection continues in Wichita trial
Questioning of potential jurors enters fourth week in quadruple murder case
September 29, 2002
One of the bloodiest rampages in Wichita’s recent history has led to the longest jury selection process anyone can remember in Sedgwick County.
Taking the pulse on Bush-Iraq
Omaha residents split between expressing bravado, caution on strike-first proposal
September 29, 2002
Ken Wohlers thinks Saddam Hussein is a very dangerous man who needs to be removed from power. But Wohlers lies in bed at night worrying that a pre-emptive U.S. military strike against the Iraqi leader may be wrong.
Firebird tennis second
September 29, 2002
Free State High’s tennis team tied for second and Lawrence High placed sixth at the Emporia Invitational on Saturday.
Esther L. Bryant
September 29, 2002
Area briefs
September 29, 2002
Fourth peace rally draws about 80 participants Atchison alcohol plant sustains second explosion Tour offers chance to learn about Amish colony LMH offers post-trauma workshop next week
Pumpkins perk up fall decorating
September 29, 2002
Autumn decorating for your home is fun and natural, when you use items such as colorful Indian corn, gourds, miniature and full-size pumpkins and shocks of wheat.
Fabric bags a fun way to give gifts
September 29, 2002
Early in the holiday season I am always full of plans. In September, I’m positive I’m going to make my kids’ Halloween costumes. But on the weekend before trick or treat, I’m at the nearest discount store trying to cobble something creative out of what’s left over.
Joyce Faye Jessup
September 29, 2002
Town yearns for normality after massacre
Bank robbery slayings shattered residents’ sense of security in Norfolk, Neb.
September 29, 2002
The annual fall parade marched down Norfolk Avenue as planned Saturday. The usual garage sales opened for business, and at the Hy-Vee, a grocery store that doubles as a restaurant, neighbors sat down to their daily breakfast gatherings.
Searching for right club takes time
September 29, 2002
You’re wearing your sweatpants. Your headband and tennies are tight. Your favorite T-shirt is fitted, and you’re on the verge of becoming a well-oiled fitness machine, able to triumph over any muscular or cardiovascular goal you set.
What are you reading?
September 29, 2002
Business Briefcase
September 29, 2002
Telemarketing: Deadline for no-call list creating scam activity Workplace: Signs that your job may be in jeopardy Motley Fool: Name that company
Students use colleges’ money to learn about stock market
September 29, 2002
Rick Davis has more than a grade riding on his performance in an investment class at the University of Dayton: He could lose millions of dollars money that isn’t his.
Founder feeds off success
DeSoto company hopes growth leads to national presence
September 29, 2002
This has always been Joe Bisogno’s plan. As CEO and founder of the chain of Mr. Goodcents Subs and Pasta shops, Bisogno currently is watching his DeSoto-based company grow at its fastest rate.
Building teaches history lesson
September 29, 2002
Half a century has passed since the three men reminiscing inside this one-room schoolhouse last stepped through its doors as students. “That corn field used to be part of the school yard,” said Dallas Dolan, who started first grade at Buck Creek School in 1932.
at 13-0 hole, Kansas roars back
September 29, 2002
Down by double digits on the road, the Kansas University football team didn’t panic. The Jayhawks trailed Tulsa 13-0 after one quarter Saturday night at Skelly Stadium, but KU pulled off its biggest come-from-behind victory since overcoming a 14-point deficit in 1995 at Oklahoma.
School district has large management, but numbers may not tell whole story
September 29, 2002
The Lawrence public school district’s administrative staff is larger than those of other districts of similar size. Or it’s not  depending on the source of information you believe.
Senate race takes on UNC vs. Duke tone
Dean Smith, Coach K in opposite camps
September 29, 2002
In a state that reveres college basketball, the North Carolina Senate race between Republican Elizabeth Dole and Democrat Erskine Bowles has turned serious indeed.
Town holds corporation to promise
Multinational firm must meet job goal or return $1 million
September 29, 2002
In towns like this one, small and far off the beaten path, attracting new jobs is a rarity, and losing the existing ones a community tragedy.
Patriotism spurs on Kansan’s silo project
September 29, 2002
Karen Lewis always wanted to turn her silo into something special. It was one of the only buildings on her 6-acre tract, which she purchased in 1995, to survive a 1968 tornado.
Bookstore
September 29, 2002
Ceremony at hoops Hall has KU flavor
September 29, 2002
Kansas University was well represented at Friday night’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Springfield, Mass.
Tulsa wary of Whittemore
September 29, 2002
Tulsa University football coach Keith Burns knew Kansas quarterback Bill Whittemore could run the option.
Lima helps Kansas volleyball sweep Texas Tech
September 29, 2002
Kansas University’s volleyball team won again, and that usually means one thing. Lima time.
Mary M. McCray
September 29, 2002
Memorial services for Mary M. McCray, 80, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Monday at her daughter’s home, 1208 Oak Tree Drive. She was cremated. Mrs. McCray died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Center.
FSHS volleyball fourth
September 29, 2002
Free State High’s volleyball team placed fourth of 10 teams at the Seaman Invitational on Saturday.
Baker blanks Lindenwood
September 29, 2002
Nate Tubach kicked two field goals and Ramon Barber rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown, leading Baker to a 22-0 college football pasting of Lindenwood on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Arts notes
September 29, 2002
Teens with tattoos linked to risky behavior Studey: Epidural doesn’t increase long-term pain Survey says mothers don’t leave work early Survey says mothers don’t leave work early Recipes offered for quick breakfasts Days set aside for kids to taste new things Teenagers buy time with a filler word ‘Sweet Dreams’ campaign to begin
Travel briefs
September 29, 2002
Drought shouldn’t affect New England fall foliage Museum to showcase biodiversity of Americas Mount Rushmore enjoys post 9-11 tourist boom
Seniors calendar
September 29, 2002
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers several classes. All Douglas County residents age 55 and older may participate. Future seniors also are welcome if space allows. Call Senior Services, 842-0543, for information or to register.
Stretch your dollars with these tips
September 29, 2002
In these days of depleting retirement funds, many seniors are finding it difficult to stretch their money as far as it needs to go. Here are some hints I’ve found helpful.
It’s never too late to create
Connecticut artists sell works after taking beginner classes
September 29, 2002
Louise Guy cocks her head as she examines her painting. “Everyone says the green is too bold, but I like it,” she says. The watercolor work, of an exotic Hawaiian orchid, is a commission, so she’s anxious to make sure it’s just right.
Holiday stamps laud variety of celebrations
September 29, 2002
The series of 2002 “Holiday” stamps by the U.S. Postal Service is now off the presses.
On the record
September 29, 2002
West Nile virus poses no risk for dogs, cats
September 29, 2002
We’ve had a lot of mosquitoes in our neighborhood this summer. I’ve read about West Nile virus and was concerned about my pets. Is there any danger to them?
Changing type of litter could solve cat’s problem
September 29, 2002
I’m at my wit’s end with Rudy,” exclaimed Melanie. “I’m seriously considering having him put to sleep or giving him away. He was such a great pet before we moved but now he refuses to use his litter box and we have new carpet and furniture. He must be angry at me for moving.”
Solar village on display in Washington
September 29, 2002
When Auburn University’s architecture and engineering students teamed up to build an aesthetically pleasing yet technologically advanced solar-powered home, everything went smoothly.
Shaker boxes used to store herbs
September 29, 2002
Were there left-handed Shaker craftsmen? Collectors have noticed that the famous Shaker boxes were made with “fingers” that point right or left.
Women getting involved in home improvements
September 29, 2002
Move over, gentlemen. You’ve got company on home-improvement projects. According to Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, women have muscled their way into the traditionally male bastion of projects, improvements and repairs.
Even if it rains, keep taking pictures
September 29, 2002
Look at any postcard rack and you’ll see pictures taken on bright, sunny days. The pictures were often taken late in the day or early in the morning, when the scenes are bursting with warm colors, contrast and detail.
Samurai epic makes for fantastic game
September 29, 2002
Like moviemakers, videogame producers know a good thing when they see it. That’s why there are so many movie and videogame sequels. Some are good, some are awful (see “Revenge of the Nerds 2”.)
Spring will swing with feminine dresses
September 29, 2002
Retro remains the future of fashion. The difference between current trends and what is to come in 2003 is which old-fashioned look we’ll be wearing.
Fashion briefs
September 29, 2002
Denim Day coming soon Cropped pants make transition to fall Beauty editors pick makeup winners
National League Roundup: San Francisco reaches playoffs
Diamondbacks clinch NL West title
September 29, 2002
While the rest of the San Francisco Giants drenched each other with bubbly, beer and water, Barry Bonds stood quietly in a corner with a towel wrapped around his neck.
NAACP honors former Lawrence teacher
September 29, 2002
The NAACP branch of Kansas City, Kan., honored a former Lawrence resident Friday at its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the Reardon Center. Jesse Milan, Kansas City, Kan., won the Robert E. Powell Civil Rights Award.
Exposure to hepatitis C greater than first thought
September 29, 2002
Health officials treating hepatitis C cases tied to a Norman nurse anesthetist may have to test more than twice as many patients for the disease than they first thought.
Court upholds Salina siblings’ convictions
September 29, 2002
The Kansas Supreme Court upheld the first-degree murder convictions of a brother and sister in the shooting death of the woman’s former lover.
Convict 1st to graduate from sex predator program
September 29, 2002
A former Olathe resident has become the first man to finish the state’s sexual predator program. A Johnson County judge said Friday that he would sign an order freeing Jerry P. Inman, 53, who has been living in another state without supervision for two years.
Lawrence Commuter Report
September 29, 2002
Mary M. McCray
September 29, 2002
Iraq says no to U.S. weapons plan, promises fierce fight
September 29, 2002
Iraq defiantly rejected a U.S.-British plan Saturday for the United Nations to force President Saddam Hussein to disarm and open his palaces for weapons searches, warning that Baghdad would stage a fierce defense if the allies attacked.
Budget cuts prompt look at administration
School district has large management, but numbers may not tell whole story
September 29, 2002
The Lawrence public school district’s administrative staff is larger than those of other districts of similar size. Or it’s not depending on the source of information you believe.
Old-school values
Building teaches history lesson
September 29, 2002
Half a century has passed since the three men reminiscing inside this one-room schoolhouse last stepped through its doors as students. “That corn field used to be part of the school yard,” said Dallas Dolan, who started first grade at Buck Creek School in 1932.
Top 25 Roundup: Iowa stops Penn State in OT
Hawkeyes weather Nittany Lions’ rally to survive, 42-35, in each squad’s Big Ten opener
September 29, 2002
After blowing a 22-point fourth-quarter lead, Iowa settled down during an overtime that must have felt oddly familiar.
FSHS volleyball fourth
September 29, 2002
Free State High’s volleyball team placed fourth of 10 teams at the Seaman Invitational on Saturday.
Jayhawk swimmers win SIU lake race
September 29, 2002
The Kansas University swim team beat Southern Illinois on Saturday at the Little Grassy Lake in Carbondale, Ill.
LHS, FSHS falter at gymnastics meet
September 29, 2002
The Lawrence High and Free State High gymnastics teams took fifth and sixth place in the seven-team Lee’s Summit Invitational on Saturday.
United States forges tie
Woods wins twice, Ryder Cup even after 16 matches
September 29, 2002
American players, wives and caddies huddled around Tiger Woods to celebrate a clutch performance he rarely delivers in the Ryder Cup.
Orchestra struggling with finances
September 29, 2002
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s endowment has dropped by $10 million over the past two years, making an ongoing fund-raising campaign vital to the group, officials said.
USC to use millions to lure top professors
September 29, 2002
The University of Southern California has pledged $100 million to boost its faculty ranks with some of the nation’s top professors.
Siege of Arafat compound, bickering continue
September 29, 2002
At Yasser Arafat’s compound, under Israeli siege for the 10th day, the two sides are bickering about cigarette rations and garbage removal but they aren’t talking to each other about ending the standoff.
Title IX co-author dies at 74
Hawaii congresswoman’s death comes one week after win in primary
September 29, 2002
Rep. Patsy Mink, a fierce liberal who co-authored landmark gender-equity legislation and had been expected to easily defeat her GOP opponent in the November general election, died Saturday. She was 74.
Radio program to launch new season
Between the Ears’ to open Saturday
September 29, 2002
It’s a brand-new season for “Right Between the Ears.” Kansas Public Radio’s resident rib-ticklers are back with the season opener of their award-winning comedy show at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.
Finance ministers order loan repayment terms eased
Step seen as milestone for debt-ridden nations
September 29, 2002
Finance leaders directed the International Monetary Fund on Saturday to develop a dramatic new approach to resolving debt crises that have engulfed countries from Asia to South America.
Drug dilution lawsuits turn to mediator
September 29, 2002
A Texas attorney experienced in high-profile cases will mediate between two drug makers and cancer patients suing them over pharmacist Robert Courtney’s drug dilution scheme.
Dole visits region to stump for Republicans
September 29, 2002
Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole says the U.S. Senate race in Missouri is important, because one vote can mean a lot in Washington.
It’s too bad Kansas fans didn’t see QB’s show
September 29, 2002
No one who saw Nolan Cromwell ramble for 294 yards against Oregon State on that late September Saturday afternoon in 1975 will ever forget it. Moreover, no one who witnessed Mike Norseth throw for 509 yards against Vanderbilt 10 years later will forget that afternoon, either.
Peace Corps is haven for dot-com refugees
Volunteer organization sees increase in applicants from Bay Area
September 29, 2002
With an economic rebound nowhere in sight, some veterans of the dot-com bubble are abandoning the Bay Area for places as far away as Haiti, Honduras and Ghana. Their road to the Next Big Thing is the same one taken by a previous generation of idealistic young Americans: the Peace Corps.
Relatives gradually realize matriarch needs special care
September 29, 2002
Slaine Hayes woke in the middle of a February night to the sound of the closet door shutting. Sleep had been hard to come by since Slaine’s 87-year-old mother, afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, moved in the week before. Cora Rafferty’s nighttime activities were already starting to become routine, and her daughter was feeling the strain of sleeping with one ear cocked open.
Idiot’s Guide to the Bible’ not quite idiotic
September 29, 2002
Notable for their orange-and-blue covers and good sales, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide” paperbacks are certainly eclectic. Among the 550-some topics in the series: acupuncture, beer, breast-feeding, Elvis, in-laws and “Being Sexy.”
Big party animal now reduced to balloon puppy
September 29, 2002
I used to be a party animal. If there was a party, I was there, and I did not leave until it was over. Even then, I did not always leave. Sometimes the people who threw the party, if they wanted to get rid of me, had to move.
Don’t play politics with Iraqi policy
September 29, 2002
An American president widely considered to be inarticulate and insular has managed to generate and shape the most important strategic debate about America’s role in the world since the Cold War era.
King’s Buick needs tuneup
September 29, 2002
Give this much to Stephen King: He doesn’t sit on his laurels and rely on formulas. Yes, “From a Buick 8” is about an evil car, in a manner of speaking. And yes, King trod that ground years ago with “Christine,” which was engaging if mediocre. But this latest novel is different in many ways in topic, style and in the way King chooses to tell his story.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
September 29, 2002
Proving the point
September 29, 2002
Act morally
September 29, 2002
Film actor Hawke can write, too
Ash Wednesday’ is author’s second book
September 29, 2002
He can act, and it turns out that film star Ethan Hawke can write, too. “Ash Wednesday,” Hawke’s second book, is a moody, jacked-up melding of a road saga and coming-of-age novel.
Security checks have gotten out of hand
September 29, 2002
Academics are never more useful than when they are taking on conventional wisdom and tearing it apart. That is exactly what G. Calvin Mackenzie, a professor of government at Colby College in Maine, has done in a delightful new paperback titled “Scandal Proof: Do Ethics Laws Make Government Ethical?”
Hope dims for ferry survivors
September 29, 2002
Divers smashed the windows of the capsized Senegalese ferry MS Joola and hauled out victims of one of Africa’s worst ferry disasters. At least 180 bodies have been recovered from more than 730 people believed dead.
Isidore breaks up; South begins cleanup
September 29, 2002
With mops, brooms and wheelbarrows, residents along the Gulf Coast were cleaning up Saturday in homes and yards flooded by the Tropical Storm Isidore surge and up to 12 inches of rain that fell Wednesday and Thursday.
Changes a wash at KU Med, LMH
September 29, 2002
Despite what the latest research says about the germ-killing power of alcohol-based hand-cleaning products, not all area hospitals are impressed.
Former KU faculty plan to appeal lawsuits
September 29, 2002
Two former Kansas University faculty members plan to appeal recent court decisions that dismissed their discrimination lawsuits against the university.
Businesses compete for good cause
September 29, 2002
With only a few events remaining Saturday in the 2002 Corporate Cup, the competition was a close one. Participants carefully scrutinized the posted scores, calculating just what it was going to take to win it all.
News shows list lineups
September 29, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Emmy-winning news producer dies
Arthur Lord, 60, headed NBC’s Saigon bureau during Vietnam War
September 29, 2002
Arthur Lord, an Emmy Award winning television news producer who as NBC’s Saigon bureau chief risked his life to evacuate more than 100 Vietnamese in the last days of the war, has died. He was 60.
unting stock options as expense would reduce overuse
September 29, 2002
The drumbeat for reining in executive pay keeps getting louder. The latest proposals excellent ones recently came from The Conference Board, the highly-regarded New York business research organization.
Fewer international students enrolled
September 29, 2002
Minority enrollment at Kansas University increased this fall, but the number of international students decreased. There are 1,677 international students at KU this fall, 43 or 2.5 percent fewer than fall 2001.
Daffy definitions
Readers reveal meanings behind wacky words
September 29, 2002
Webster better look out. When the Journal-World asked readers to submit entries to Daffy Definitions, many shared their own definitions to words that sound as if they could have an alternate meaning.
An easy shot?
September 29, 2002
Art project provokes alarm in neighborhood
September 29, 2002
A 20-year-old art student faces fines and jail time after his public art project sent police and hazardous materials teams scrambling to inspect unusual items left outside homes in two neighborhoods.
Saved by the bell
September 29, 2002
College takes alumna’s cause to heart
Campus where ‘Silent Spring’ author matriculated to eliminate toxic chemicals
September 29, 2002
Forty years after author Rachel Carson published “Silent Spring” and brought the dangers of man-made pesticides to the nation’s attention, her alma mater marked the occasion with a promise the activist would have applauded: The school pledged to eliminate toxic chemicals on campus.
Chiefs-Dolphins reunion for ex-Longhorns Williams, Holmes
September 29, 2002
Once they were Texas teammates in a backfield ablaze with talent. But when Priest Holmes came into the NFL, he was merely an undrafted free agent. His future clouded by a serious knee injury, nobody expected much.
Mr. Goodcents 300: Burton blows past Earnhardt for win
September 29, 2002
Jeff Burton sure has beaten up on Dale Earnhardt’s boys this weekend. A day after being critical of Dale Earnhardt Jr. for driving earlier in the year after a serious concussion, Burton took away what would have been Kerry Earnhardt’s the late Dale’s eldest son first-ever Busch Series victory Saturday when Burton won the Mr. Goodcents 300 at Kansas Speedway.
(Whitte)more than enough - Kansas 43, Tulsa 33
Quarterback leads KU past Hurricane
September 29, 2002
Imagine what Bill Whittemore could have done if he had put in a full day’s work. Kansas University’s junior quarterback rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries and passed for 218 yards and one TD on Saturday night at Skelly Stadium in the Jayhawks’ 43-33 victory against Tulsa.