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Hot weather sears Lawrence area
September 30, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 10:30 a.m.) If you feel a little uncomfortable outside this afternoon, there’s a reason it hasn’t been this hot on a September 30th for half a century.
LHS-FSHS clash on tap
September 30, 2002
In terms of city showdowns, today’s Lawrence High tennis triangular might be anticlimactic. The Lions play host to Free State, but also play Olathe East at 3 p.m. at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
Bacone blanks Haskell, 40-0
September 30, 2002
Trae Kilpatrick rushed for 151 yards to lift Bacone College to a 40-0 Central State Football League victory over Haskell Indian Nations University on Saturday night.
Hot weather sears Lawrence area
September 30, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 10:30 a.m.) If you feel a little uncomfortable outside this afternoon, there’s a reason  it hasn’t been this hot on a September 30th for half a century.
City staff recommend fewer improvements at 31st and Iowa
September 30, 2002
Construction has begun on road improvements at 31st and Iowa streets to make way for a new Home Depot, but it won’t end without controversy.
Leukemia patient ready for transplant
September 30, 2002
Jamie Kelley’s friends have been kidding him that he’ll be more sensitive and feminine after doctors finish with him this week. That’s because the donor supplying cells for Kelley’s bone marrow transplant is a woman.
Soccer: Jayhawks settle for tie with No. 18 NU
September 30, 2002
After seven years of futility against Nebraska, Kansas University’s soccer team came within a few feet of finally breaking through against the No. 18 Cornhuskers on Sunday at SuperTarget Field.
s Helton criticizes driver, promises change in policy
September 30, 2002
Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was the pole-sitter for Sunday’s Protection One 400, joked before the race that “even at 80 percent, I’m better than half the guys out here.” But Earnhardt’s self-proclaimed talent doesn’t give him special privileges.
Standing’ knee deep in mediocrity
September 30, 2002
Proof that Jackie Gleason’s Ralph Kramden character still serves as the archetype for television comedy can be found on tonight’s new sitcom offering, “Still Standing” (8:30 p.m., CBS).
Book club to provide financial insight
September 30, 2002
Whether we are pursuing wealth or worrying about investments, we continue to buy personal finance books in huge numbers.
Sweet Home Alabama’ clips competition at box office
September 30, 2002
The South has risen again at the box office as Reese Witherspoon’s Dixieland comedy “Sweet Home Alabama” collected $37.5 million to debut as the weekend’s No. 1 movie.
NBA offseason termed ‘disastrous’
Disturbing issues like rash of crimes linked to players aren’t likely to fade away anytime soon
September 30, 2002
Image is everything! The NBA has been telling us this, at least subliminally, for years.
Lawrence city commission
September 30, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts Sunflower Cablevision Channel 25
Kicker determined to remain confident
September 30, 2002
The hundreds of Kansas University fans who made the trip to Saturday night’s football game at Tulsa suffered some anxious moments in the fourth quarter when the Golden Hurricane trimmed a 24-point KU lead to 10.
KU groups join forces to energize voters
September 30, 2002
It has come to this: Student leaders at Kansas University hired a disc jockey to help them persuade their classmates to register to vote. The scene was last week, when a disc jockey was spinning records on Wescoe Beach next to a table with clipboards and voter registration cards.
Fix sought for health care gap
September 30, 2002
As a nurse and grandmother, Janney Burgess has seen how tough it can be for the uninsured to pay for medical care. “I’ve seen a grandchild have to make a trip to the hospital,” said Burgess, “and the bill was just devastating because neither one of the parents was insured.”
Schools strictly enforcing lunch card rules
September 30, 2002
Susie Santee says toughened enforcement of student ID requirements in all Lawrence secondary school cafeterias is a bunch of bologna. She said she concluded that after her son, Alex, was apparently denied a meal at West Junior High School because he left his plastic debit card for school meals at home.
Motorcycle accident kills 1
September 30, 2002
A 55-year-old man died early Sunday morning after losing control of his motorcycle on Kansas Highway 10.
Is Bush a brawler or bluffer?
September 30, 2002
When your eyes adjust to dark places, you can see a lesson of survival. Straight from high school, I went into the Marine Corps, and with other young Marines of my day I poked my nose into some of the toughest saloons along the U.S. West Coast and in five countries of Asia straight-shot jukebox dives where trouble kept an open tab.
Earnhardt Jr. under fire
NASCAR’s Helton criticizes driver, promises change in policy
September 30, 2002
Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was the pole-sitter for Sunday’s Protection One 400, joked before the race that “even at 80 percent, I’m better than half the guys out here.” But Earnhardt’s self-proclaimed talent doesn’t give him special privileges.
House-cleaning robot would make clean sweep
September 30, 2002
I had just finished sweeping up in the kitchen, and Julie was running the vacuum in the next room. That’s when I noticed a catalog on the table, Brookstone’s “Hard-to-Find Tools.” Flipping through it, I spotted a tool that made me realize we were finally in the 21st century  they were selling a robot that helps with the housework.
Firefighters and police rethinking telemarketing
September 30, 2002
People are turning deaf ears to telemarketers, so Kansas law enforcement and firefighting associations are altering their traditional fund-raising efforts. About two years ago, the Kansas State Firefighters Assn. entirely abandoned telemarketing as a fund-raising tool.
s the beef!
September 30, 2002
A full and open Westar accounting is long overdue. A paragraph in a Wednesday Journal-World article about Westar Energy Inc. expressed the feelings of thousands of Kansans: “Topeka-based Westar has been under fire for its dismal financing performance while its top executives have enjoyed huge salaries and perks.”
Helping parents with finances can be a balancing act
Dealing with health insurance often key consideration
September 30, 2002
Selena Garza has tried broaching the subject of saving for retirement with her parents by casually dropping terms such as 401(k), pension fund and retirement account into conversations.
Huskers fall from AP poll
September 30, 2002
For the first time in 21 years, Nebraska is not ranked in the Associated Press college football poll. The Cornhuskers (3-2) dropped out of the Top 25 on Sunday after a 36-14 loss to Iowa State ending a run of 348 consecutive polls.
Chiefs have fun in rout - Kansas City 48, Miami 30
Green tosses five TD passes three to Gonzalez as offense gets on track
September 30, 2002
This would be a good week for Trent Green bashers to give it a rest. With his finest game since 1999, when knee surgery nearly wrecked his career, Green threw five touchdown passes, three to Tony Gonzalez, leading Kansas City past previously unbeaten Miami 48-30 Sunday.
Kids Voting needs poll workers
September 30, 2002
Agency: Roger Hill Volunteer Center Address: 2518 Ridge Court Contact Person: any staff member, 865-5030
Horoscopes
September 30, 2002
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
September 30, 2002
U.S., French troops evacuate more Westerners in Ivory Coast
September 30, 2002
U.S. and French troops swooped in before dawn Sunday to evacuate Americans and other foreigners from an Ivory Coast city, landing helicopters in rebel territory to pluck out nuns, Peace Corps workers and orphans clutching stuffed rabbits.
KU’s Beck ‘shaken’ by shanks
Kicker determined to remain confident
September 30, 2002
The hundreds of Kansas University fans who made the trip to Saturday night’s football game at Tulsa suffered some anxious moments in the fourth quarter when the Golden Hurricane trimmed a 24-point KU lead to 10.
What’s new
September 30, 2002
Singer releases album as digital download Nonprofit organization taking over ‘.org’ domains White House interested in notification technology Furor erupts over site monitoring scholars
Briefly
September 30, 2002
Washington, D.C.: New testing sought in Chandra Levy case San Diego: Smallpox vaccine stock can protect all citizens San Francisco: Labor truce collapses on dock workers Illinois: Officials shoot, kill escaped Bengal tiger
Briefly
September 30, 2002
Japan: Koizumi’s Cabinet resigns New Jersey: Bulgarian arrested at airport with boxcutters, scissors Jamaica: Tropical storm strengthens Senegal: Toll jumps in ferry disaster
Improbable corporate dream
September 30, 2002
Given the new salary standards established by CEOs of firms like Tyco, WorldCom and GE, I thought it time to revisit my own pay. At least in my imagination. I pictured sitting down with my supervisor:
People
September 30, 2002
Post-‘Producers’ production Clooney gone, not forgotten Rocker on the rebound Is nothing sacred?
Soccer: Jayhawks settle for tie with No. 18 NU
September 30, 2002
After seven years of futility against Nebraska, Kansas University’s soccer team came within a few feet of finally breaking through against the No. 18 Cornhuskers on Sunday at SuperTarget Field.
Juanita B. Strait
September 30, 2002
Services for Juanita B. Strait, 93, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church. Burial will be at Neodesha Cemetery, Neodesha. Mrs. Strait died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at her home.
Local briefs
September 30, 2002
Fatalities: Teen killed in car crash Haysville superintendent dies in two-car accident Lecture: Education commissioner to discuss federal law KBI: Federal grant to Kansas targeted for DNA records
Baseball briefs
September 30, 2002
Cubs fire Kimm after interim stint Hernandez sits out, avoids strikeout record Sasaki considers surgery
Nirvana song released
September 30, 2002
A long-anticipated Nirvana song, the subject of much speculation and litigation, finally surfaced on airwaves last week, more than eight years after singer Kurt Cobain killed himself.
On the record
September 30, 2002
News comment
September 30, 2002
Food choices
September 30, 2002
Mother’s vision
September 30, 2002
Critical thinking
September 30, 2002
When litigation turns to extortion
September 30, 2002
In the casino that tort law has become, wild wagers are becoming routine. A family sues the Weather Channel for not forecasting the storm during which a family member on a fishing trip drowned.
Where’s the beef!
September 30, 2002
A full and open Westar accounting is long overdue. A paragraph in a Wednesday Journal-World article about Westar Energy Inc. expressed the feelings of thousands of Kansans: “Topeka-based Westar has been under fire for its dismal financing performance while its top executives have enjoyed huge salaries and perks.”
Piper District’s former principal to talk on ethics
Conference topic is academic dishonesty
September 30, 2002
Participants in a conference on academic integrity will find plenty to talk about in the wake of high-profile corporate scandals, plagiarism cases and rmadding, the executive director of the organization sponsoring the event said.
FSHU football players near recovery
September 30, 2002
The cause of a serious illness that swept through the Fort Hays State University football team more than a month ago may never be definitively known, health officials say.
High-tech gadgetry featured in Hutchinson
FMCA event motor-home mecca
September 30, 2002
Two bathrooms. An interactive GPS navigation system. Self-contained vacuums that don’t need a new bag for four months. With modern conveniences and high-tech gadgets, the old motor home has been transformed into a “land yacht.”
On the money
September 30, 2002
How much is your labor worth? The Internet is a good place to find general salary surveys for both your local area and other cities. If you’d like to look into how your salary measures up, you might visit one of the following sites:
Scientists find carcinogen clue in french fries
September 30, 2002
Scientists have found a clue to the chemical reaction that may cause potato chips, french fries and other fried or baked starchy foods to build up high levels of a possible cancer-causing substance.
Uninsured numbers up across U.S.
September 30, 2002
About 1.4 million more people were without health insurance last year as the recession increased unemployment and forced businesses to scale back benefits, Census Bureau figures show.
Sebelius runs slow, steady campaign race
September 30, 2002
Democrat Kathleen Sebelius eventually boils all of her campaign themes in running for governor down to “been there, done that.” She talks about solving budget problems, supporting education, improving health care services and stimulating economic development.
Candidates clarify game plans
Shallenburger seeks to close gap in polls
September 30, 2002
Tim Shallenburger doesn’t think he’s properly introduced himself to most voters, even after winning a contentious Republican gubernatorial primary.
Congress remains divided on authorizing force
September 30, 2002
Lawmakers have yet to settle differences about the threat posed by Iraq and how to confront it, despite White House hopes Congress soon will pass a resolution authorizing military force to topple Saddam Hussein.
U.S. forces building in Gulf
September 30, 2002
U.S. Marines rode massive green hovercraft last week onto the Kuwaiti shore. But instead of assaulting hostile Iraqi troops, they joined Kuwaiti allies for a three-week exercise in the desert.
Kansas native at crossroads of drug war, terrorism
For a decade, Tom Brown has worked in Central Asia fighting opium poppy production
September 30, 2002
Except for some rocks, the roadway looked the same as it did earlier in the day when Tom Brown left to meet with farmers. The rocks had been painted warning-light red while he was gone. Afghan government officials had determined that the road ran straight through a minefield.
Kids Voting needs poll workers
September 30, 2002
Agency: Roger Hill Volunteer Center Address: 2518 Ridge Court Contact Person: any staff member, 865-5030
Juanita B. Strait
September 30, 2002
Talks falter between city, firm
City staff recommend fewer improvements at 31st and Iowa
September 30, 2002
Construction has begun on road improvements at 31st and Iowa streets to make way for a new Home Depot, but it won’t end without controversy.
Schools strictly enforcing lunch card rules
September 30, 2002
Susie Santee says toughened enforcement of student ID requirements in all Lawrence secondary school cafeterias is a bunch of bologna. She said she concluded that after her son, Alex, was apparently denied a meal at West Junior High School because he left his plastic debit card for school meals at home.
Weapons inspectors negotiating Iraq return
September 30, 2002
U.N. weapons inspectors, who today will lay down demands to Iraq about getting back into the country, may not get the unfettered access demanded by the United States unless the Security Council alters a deal made in 1998.
Under pressure, Israel ends siege of Arafat’s compound
Troops still looking to arrest wanted Palestinians
September 30, 2002
Israel bowed to U.N. demands and U.S. pressure Sunday, pulling troops and tanks out through the barbed wire that encircles Yasser Arafat’s headquarters. The Palestinian leader said the move was only “cosmetic.”
Fix sought for health care gap
September 30, 2002
As a nurse and grandmother, Janney Burgess has seen how tough it can be for the uninsured to pay for medical care. “I’ve seen a grandchild have to make a trip to the hospital,” said Burgess, “and the bill was just devastating because neither one of the parents was insured.”
Campaign puts spin on Nov. 5
KU groups join forces to energize voters
September 30, 2002
It has come to this: Student leaders at Kansas University hired a disc jockey to help them persuade their classmates to register to vote. The scene was last week, when a disc jockey was spinning records on Wescoe Beach next to a table with clipboards and voter registration cards.
House-cleaning robot would make clean sweep
September 30, 2002
I had just finished sweeping up in the kitchen, and Julie was running the vacuum in the next room. That’s when I noticed a catalog on the table, Brookstone’s “Hard-to-Find Tools.” Flipping through it, I spotted a tool that made me realize we were finally in the 21st century they were selling a robot that helps with the housework.
Husker luster wears off
Nebraska’s departure from AP poll shocking to NU faithful
September 30, 2002
Even the most loyal citizens of Husker Nation and we know there are many have to admit it: The Big Red Machine is out of gas. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are mighty no more.
NFL Injuries: Jets’ Testaverde bruises shoulder
September 30, 2002
New York Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde was hurt during New York’s 28-3 loss to Jacksonville. He was cleared to return from his bruised shoulder, but coach Herman Edwards left in backup Chad Pennington. Testaverde’s X-rays came back negative.
NFL Roundup: Alexander sets record
Seattle running back scores five TDs in first half
September 30, 2002
Shaun Alexander kept saying Seattle’s offense was ready for a big game, and he wasn’t kidding. Alexander set an NFL record with five first-half touchdowns, scoring three times within a span of 1:05 as the Seattle Seahawks beat the Minnesota Vikings 48-23 on Sunday night.
Expos win season Montreal? finale
September 30, 2002
If this was the end of the Montreal Expos, call it a fond farewell. There was live music in the lobby. The scoreboard showed grainy highlights of the team’s first game in 1969.
Financial leaders close summit with pledge to address debt burdens
September 30, 2002
World financial leaders pledged Sunday to do everything possible to prevent stock market turmoil from derailing an uncertain global recovery and committed themselves to meeting an April deadline for unveiling a dramatic new approach for handling bankrupt nations.
Europeans roll over U.S.
Americans fizzle on final day of Ryder Cup, fall 15 1/2 - 12 1/2
September 30, 2002
They were simply better from top to bottom. Ripping a page from the U.S. playbook, the Europeans won early and often with their best players Sunday in the Ryder Cup.
Augusta to add women?
September 30, 2002
The chairwoman of a national women’s group was encouraged Sunday by a report that several members of Augusta National would seek to have the club admit at least one female.
LHS-FSHS clash on tap
September 30, 2002
In terms of city showdowns, today’s Lawrence High tennis triangular might be anticlimactic. The Lions play host to Free State, but also play Olathe East at 3 p.m. at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
KC hits century mark - Cleveland 7, Kansas City 3
Royals drop 100th game in season finale
September 30, 2002
Jim Thome spent the final three innings watching Sunday’s game from the Indians’ bullpen in center field. Just in case he never comes back.
Protection One 400: Gordon golden again
Rainbow Warrior’ wins second straight in KC
September 30, 2002
Kansas City’s NFL team may have had its biggest victory of the year Sunday, but the city crowned a new chief.
No cash missing in bank slayings
September 30, 2002
An attempted robbery at a northeast Nebraska bank where five people were killed last week appears to have netted no money, officials said Sunday. “The police have reported that there was no money missing,” said Madison County Atty. Joe Smith.
SNL’ opens 28th season
As new year begins, book looks back on show’s past glories
September 30, 2002
A new season, the 28th, dawns on “Saturday Night Live” this week and, as always, the question is how the pendulum will swing.
Firefighters and police rethinking telemarketing
September 30, 2002
People are turning deaf ears to telemarketers, so Kansas law enforcement and firefighting associations are altering their traditional fund-raising efforts. About two years ago, the Kansas State Firefighters Assn. entirely abandoned telemarketing as a fund-raising tool.
Leukemia patient ready for transplant
September 30, 2002
Jamie Kelley’s friends have been kidding him that he’ll be more sensitive and feminine after doctors finish with him this week. That’s because the donor supplying cells for Kelley’s bone marrow transplant is a woman.
National League Roundup: D’backs keep winning
Moeller helps Arizona overcome plethora of injuries
September 30, 2002
Despite injuries to Luis Gonzalez, Craig Counsell and others, the Arizona Diamondbacks keep finding players to step up at key times.
American League Roundup: Yankees right at home
New York to enjoy advantage in postseason
September 30, 2002
The New York Yankees got what they wanted: home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs and a coveted day off. New York’s Alfonso Soriano didn’t reach his goal, but was relieved to put his quest for 40 homers behind him.
Bacone blanks Haskell, 40-0
September 30, 2002
Trae Kilpatrick rushed for 151 yards to lift Bacone College to a 40-0 Central State Football League victory over Haskell Indian Nations University on Saturday night.