Archive for Sunday, September 28, 2003

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Briefly
September 28, 2003
¢ Four killed when car tries to outrun train ¢ License revoked where decayed bodies found ¢ Two plead guilty in sea lion shooting ¢ City to pay $206,000 to detained diabetics
Briefly
September 28, 2003
¢ Judge who blocked national do-not-call registry is on list ¢ North Korea denounces Rumsfeld as a ‘psychopath’ ¢ Blackout darkens Italy
Equity issue
A city sales tax to support local schools raises a valid issue of fairness.
September 28, 2003
After looking at the legislative hurdles involved in seeking a countywide sales tax to help public schools, Lawrence school officials now are shifting their focus to a city sales tax that would benefit only Lawrence schools.
Understandable apprehension
Haskell officials have reason to question the reliability of future funding for a federal archiving project.
September 28, 2003
It’s too bad officials at Haskell Indian Nations University are so leery of a federally funded plan to put the school in charge of training workers to preserve millions of American Indian records.
How to ruin a military? Ask Rumsfeld
September 28, 2003
Armies are fragile institutions, and for all their might, easily broken. It took the better part of 20 years to rebuild the Army from the wreckage of Vietnam. With the hard work of a generation of young officers, blooded in Vietnam and determined that the mistake would never be repeated, a new Army rose Phoenix-like from the ashes of the old, now perhaps the finest Army in history.
Uncertainty is strategy for Israel’s Sharon
September 28, 2003
Somewhere along the way, the blunt instrument known as Ariel Sharon has learned to live with ambiguity. The Israeli prime minister has made uncertainty a friend and a tool in his high-risk, high-reward strategy of smashing Palestinian resistance to Israeli control for a long time to come.
Visit to scale feels like trip to horror film
September 28, 2003
I recently had a terrifying experience. It was exactly like a scene from a horror movie, when the actors find themselves in a house that is obviously possessed by Evil, with doors slamming by themselves and blood dripping from the ceiling, but the actors are such morons that they stay in the house anyway.
Birthday year
September 28, 2003
Stamps honor centennial of flight
September 28, 2003
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the historic Wright Brothers’ first controlled, powered, sustained flight in a heavier-than-air flying machine at Kitty Hawk, N.C.
Original upholstery can increase value
September 28, 2003
If you refinish your antique furniture, you will lower its value. Museums and serious collectors want pieces in their original condition. Antique wooden chests that have been stripped and refinished, bedroom sets that were painted and then repainted when the original finish was worn and dirty, even 20th-century plastic chairs that have been buffed have less value than those in original condition.
Rock ‘n’ roll history could have been more fun
September 28, 2003
The 1950s were a time of uncertainty in America. The baby boomers had reached adolescence, and their search for identity coincided with the emergence of rock ‘n’ roll and the push for racial integration.
Photo illustration highlights fruit’s geographic origins
September 28, 2003
London theater gives N.Y. producers transfer rights
September 28, 2003
Britain’s National Theatre, one of the most important playhouses in the English-speaking theater, has brokered a deal with two New York producers to transfer their London hits to New York.
Celebrating 15 years, museum reflects on all manner of moving images
September 28, 2003
The past? That starts on the third floor with illusions created by simple light and movement. Looking for the present and future? Check out the digital media gallery on the first level.
Gallery walk to connect artists, public
September 28, 2003
Several nationally known artists will be making appearances in Lawrence during the Downtown Friday Gallery Walk. Local artists will be on hand as well.
KC school desegregation suit finished after 26 years
September 28, 2003
After 26 years of costly litigation, the Kansas City school district’s $2 billion federal desegregation case is officially over.
Early Wichita drawings go on display
September 28, 2003
Wichita had not been founded when American illustrator James E. Taylor is thought to have stopped in the area and sketched some of the first, if not the first, depictions of the area.
State briefs
September 28, 2003
¢ Officer returns, meets pen pals ¢ Town looks to fill administrator’s post
Budget cuts force layoffs at KU Printing Services
September 28, 2003
Budget cuts have led to another four layoffs at Kansas University. Four employees are being cut at KU Printing Services, a self-sustaining operation that provides printing and mailing services to on-campus clients.
Ex-priest’s conviction voided after death
September 28, 2003
A court vacated the child molestation conviction of defrocked priest John Geoghan because he died in prison during his pending appeal, a ruling that angered accusers of the former cleric.
Reservist hit by car dies while on leave from Iraq
September 28, 2003
A U.S. Army reservist who returned to the Kansas City area from Iraq for her brother’s wedding was killed when she was hit by a car.
First lady is Davis’ biggest defender
September 28, 2003
Campaign aides call her “his rock.” Petite and impeccably dressed, with a scrupulous memory for facts and detail, Sharon Davis has long been an effective if underutilized ambassador for her husband, Gov. Gray Davis.
Lorene Dansker
September 28, 2003
KSU looks to boost energy efficiency
September 28, 2003
Kansas State University, including the Salina campus, is launching a series of projects that will keep the university from flushing money down the drain. Literally.
Lawrence commuter report
September 28, 2003
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Dioceses ‘nullify’ gay bishop decision
September 28, 2003
Episcopal dioceses in Pennsylvania and Texas accused the national church Saturday of exceeding its authority and violating its own constitution by confirming its first openly gay bishop and approving the blessing of same-sex unions.
KU wins record research grant
$17 million for engineering center will be largest award ever
September 28, 2003
Kansas University officials Monday will announce the largest research grant in university history. The grant — $17 million from the National Science Foundation — will create an engineering center that will seek more environmentally friendly ways to speed chemical reactions, sources said. When combined with institutional support from KU, the University of Iowa, Washington University in St. Louis and industry partners, the project will total $30 million during the next five years.
Notebook
September 28, 2003
How they scored
September 28, 2003
Cleanup to take months
September 28, 2003
The piles of smashed deck steps, refrigerators, soggy carpeting and furniture had already reached prodigious heights at homes along the beach road where John Tice Jr. lives.
Nigeria joins space age
September 28, 2003
A Nigerian satellite blasted into orbit Saturday aboard a Russian rocket, propelling one of the poorest nations on earth into space for the first time.
Gannon, like Warner, loses his touch
Raiders quarterback a finger-pointing hothead who has built little good will in locker room
September 28, 2003
It’s way too early to write off the Oakland Raiders. But it isn’t too soon to wonder in print if Rich Gannon has gone Kurt Warner.
Armour extends Texas lead to six
Golfer ties PGA Tour 54-hole record of 21-under 189
September 28, 2003
Tommy Armour III tied the PGA Tour 54-hole scoring record Saturday and extended his lead in the Texas Open to six strokes. Armour birdied the last three holes, including a 53-foot putt on 18, to cap a 63 that left him at 21-under 189 after three rounds.
Cubs champs in Central
Chicago sweeps Pirates, eliminates Astros
September 28, 2003
The taste of victory was so sweet Sammy Sosa wanted to share it with his loyal followers in the right-field bleachers. So, he sprayed them with celebratory champagne.
On the record
September 28, 2003
City briefs
September 28, 2003
¢ County to catch Crypto report ¢ KU graduate donates to scholarship fund ¢ Doctoral student wins geoscience scholarship ¢ University sets exam ¢ KU student elected president of law society ¢ Guard inducts resident into Hall of Fame ¢ Leadership Lawrence members announced
Symons sets mark with 661 yards passing
September 28, 2003
B.J. Symons threw for 661 yards — a school and Big 12 Conference record — and six touchdowns as Texas Tech beat Mississippi, 49-45, Saturday night.
Cyclones can’t stop Huskies
NI’s Turner trots for 134 yards in win
September 28, 2003
Northern Illinois has exceeded coach Joe Novak’s high expectations. The No. 20 Huskies, ranked for the first time in school history, beat Iowa State, 24-16, Saturday, with Michael Turner running for 134 yards and Josh Haldi passing for two scores.
Late Night’ will change
September 28, 2003
Memo to entrepreneurs: Don’t start printing “Late Night With Bill Self” T-shirts yet.
Whoo! KU ekes out win over Baylor
September 28, 2003
While Kansas University’s volleyball team belted out the ‘Rock Chalk’ chant following its 3-2 victory over Baylor Saturday night at the Horejsi Center, KU coach Ray Bechard sat on the bench rubbing his temples and staring at the floor.
Wildcats rally, but MANU prevails
September 28, 2003
Baker University’s chance for a homecoming victory came down to an onside kick Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Public questions Bush’s call for billions
September 28, 2003
President Bush’s emergency request for $87 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan is emerging as the link that connects public anxiety over the economy with reservations about U.S. policy in Iraq.
Iraqis attack U.S. hotel
September 28, 2003
Assailants presumed to be resistance fighters fired three explosive projectiles at a large hotel housing hundreds of U.S. military personnel and civilian reconstruction staff members early Saturday morning, puncturing a highly fortified section of central Baghdad that is home to the headquarters of the U.S. occupation authority.
CIA defends its actions
September 28, 2003
The CIA defended itself Saturday against charges by two congressional critics that there were “significant deficiencies” in the intelligence community’s ability to gather information on Iraq before the U.S.-led war.
State school-funding lawsuit points out achievement gaps
September 28, 2003
What the energetic fourth-graders at Deerfield School and other students across Kansas learn is under scrutiny in a Topeka courtroom like never before. At issue in a lawsuit challenging how the state finances its public schools isn’t so much whether one school has a nicer library or gym, but whether Kansas spends enough money to make students proficient in math and reading.
Salina’s Cozy Inn earns reputation for ‘Sliders’
81-year-old restaurant cooks up profits with burgers
September 28, 2003
Sawlshon “Socks” Murdoch has worked at the Cozy Inn for less than a year, but he knows all about the restaurant’s legacy.
Don’t put 401(k) money into company stocks
September 28, 2003
Here’s one of those good news-bad news stories. The good news: Investors with 401(k) accounts lost much less than you’d expect last year, given the plunge in stock prices. The bad news: Many did relatively well for the wrong reasons.
Faces & places
September 28, 2003
Phil Harrison, Lawrence, has been named the president of The Culver Legion, becoming the 78th head of the Culver Academies alumni organization. Harrison also will serve a concurrent role on The Culver Educational Foundation Board of Trustees during his two-year term.
Dividing perennials provides better blooms
September 28, 2003
It’s always near the top of any list of fall gardening chores: Divide perennials. Why? Large clumping plants — such as cannas, black-eyed Susans and day lilies — end up competing with one another and other things in the garden, meaning fewer blooms.
Color uncorked: Bold hues can liven up your living space
September 28, 2003
Julie Terling was ready for a change, but she just wasn’t sure what she wanted. She and her husband, Brian, and their 2-year-old daughter, Delaney, had been in their Bridgeville, Pa., home for nearly three years, yet the place still had that just-moved-in look, with white walls and neutral carpeting.
American Indians display ancient art in New York show
September 28, 2003
The earth, the seasons, tribal culture and the soul of the weaver define the rich tradition of American Indian basket-making, an applied art for thousands of years that is now undergoing a renaissance.
Area briefs
September 28, 2003
¢ Democrats lay out delegate-selection plan ¢ Lawrence picks teachers for state Horizon Award ¢ East Lawrence group stages block party ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
KU tears down Tigers
Whittemore engineers victory over Missouri
September 28, 2003
Bill Whittemore’s second Border War was much more satisfying than his first. Whittemore, Kansas University’s senior quarterback, even got to stick around for all four quarters Saturday at Memorial Stadium, leading KU to a 35-14 victory over No. 23 Missouri in front of a sellout crowd.
Woodling: Defense provides watershed win
September 28, 2003
You’re reluctant to use expressions like “turning the corner” or “watershed” just five weeks into the season, but Kansas University football, down for so long, has won four straight, and that’s been uncommon ground for too long.
Reinventing the wheel
Firm plans to expand products, build Lawrence plant
September 28, 2003
Tom Darnell wants to put a dent in the aluminum industry. With wheels made of a high-tech plastic he helped develop, Darnell hopes his HiPer Technology can give aluminum a run for the money.
Drought persists despite downpours
Western Kansas farmers still dealing with dry conditions
September 28, 2003
More than 10 inches of rain fell one June night in Republic County in north-central Kansas.
Arts notes
September 28, 2003
¢ Workshop aimed at cancer survivors ¢ LHS orchestra to play marathon concert ¢ Auditions to be held for EMU Theatre play ¢ Workshop to teach stone carving basics ¢ Lawrence photographers show work at bank ¢ Community theater issues call for auditions ¢ Author, activist to share viewpoints ¢ Voice student to perform in Brown Bag series ¢ KU junior wins theater scholarship ¢ Lawrence Community Theatre recognizes volunteers ¢ Area community college brings faculty’s ceramics to KU gallery ¢ Baker students prepare for capstone project ¢ Wichita storyteller opens children’s series ¢ KC Jazz Ambassadors take pub crawl downtown
Laughter prescribed for positive changes in health
September 28, 2003
I have a magic pill. This magic elixir has just been released by a major pharmaceutical company and has been approved by HMOs (that’s surprising) and AMA. It produces the following benefits and side effects: reduces stress and anxiety, burns calories, increases heart rate and respiration, decreased blood pressure, improves digestion, increases beta-endorphins and catecholamines, improves circulation, enhances sociability and produces an after-effect of the relaxation response.
People
September 28, 2003
¢ Pennsylvania to be first stop on Simon-Garfunkel reunion tour ¢ Apartment board hasn’t got time for the pain of Carly Simon ¢ Ferrell a curious choice for film ¢ Lowe explains Emmy absence
Mildred Olla (Hird) Olmstead
September 28, 2003
Schwarzenegger refuses to debate California governor
September 28, 2003
Concerned about “spoiler” candidates on the left and right, Gov. Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have moved quickly in the last few days to portray the race as a head-to-head contest — a strategy some analysts say could backfire.
Fans storm field after KU victory
Goal posts sacrificed after Jayhawks’ win
September 28, 2003
When the final gun sounded Saturday afternoon to make Kansas University’s upset victory over Missouri official, the goal posts came down. Then the party was on at Potter Lake. And Michael Mintos was having the time of his life.
Rural residents paying highest prices for electricity
September 28, 2003
Nearly seven decades after rural electrification brought power and a better life to the nation’s farms, rural Kansas residents are stuck paying some of the highest electric bills in the nation.
Ryun leads effort to retain current citizenship oath
September 28, 2003
Kansas Rep. Jim Ryun is leading House Republicans in an effort to preserve the citizenship oath, which immigration officials were trying to change.
The Motley Fool
September 28, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Quarterly reviews ¢ Heinz squeezes out growth ¢ Variety of investment notes offer different risk levels
Briefly
September 28, 2003
¢ Five family members found shot to deat ¢ Team’s school bus crashes; one killed ¢ Critics cry foul as sport made of cheerleading ¢ Army private, fiancee marry by double proxy Â
Briefly
September 28, 2003
¢ Global protests seek withdrawal of troops ¢ Quake cleanup begins ¢ Report: Mussolini wanted Hitler excommunicated ¢ Palestinian party names most of new Cabinet ¢ Pope back on track after intestinal illness
Have Raiders lost it?
Defending AFC champions struggling early this season
September 28, 2003
If not for Jon Kitna’s proclivity to throw critical interceptions, Oakland could be 0-3 and already in oblivion instead of just headed toward it. Yes, NFL teams get old fast. There’s nobody older than the Raiders, who got blown out Monday night in Denver, have five starters over 37, and whose age is clearly showing. How slow did Bill Romanowski look trying to chase down Jake Plummer?
Vikings’ O’Leary rebuilding rep
Coach putting Notre Dame flap behind him
September 28, 2003
George O’Leary is rebuilding his reputation by rebuilding the Minnesota Vikings’ defense. Both were in need of serious help about 20 months ago.
12-year-old bride bolts Gypsy wedding
September 28, 2003
It was billed as the Gypsy wedding of the year. But the Saturday ceremony, launching a three-day party, got off to a bad start: The 12-year-old “princess bride” — daughter of a self-proclaimed king — stormed out of the church in protest in front of 400 guests.
Lawrence driving families away
September 28, 2003
Randy Weseman, superintendent of public schools, announced Monday evening that, for the fourth year in a row, elementary enrollment has fallen in Lawrence. Despite building new schools and closing older schools, the elementary school population is now below the level of 1990.
Another deal?
September 28, 2003
Elegance’ looks inward for outer beauty
September 28, 2003
She wrote a book called “Elegance” but don’t be fooled: Kathleen Tessaro has no beauty tips, no fashion advice, no idea how to attain that enviable prize of elegance.
Psychology, spirituality ‘destined for partnership’
September 28, 2003
Carl Jung believed religion was central to being human, while another 20th century giant in psychology, Sigmund Freud, thought religion a mass neurosis.
Eclectic Hubbard Street to premiere ‘Diphthong’
September 28, 2003
Lied Center officials decided years ago that if they wanted to keep performers on their stage, they’d have to invest in the creation of new art. They’re anticipating an exciting return on one of their investments when Hubbard Street Dance Chicago comes to town Saturday as part of the venue’s New Directions Series.
Review: The song’s the star in ‘My Way’
September 28, 2003
Frank Sinatra knew how to hook an audience. His most provocative lure: a smooth-as-silk voice that could fly just about anyone to the moon. Of course Sinatra always said he just sang good songs. “My Way … A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” capit
Briefly
September 28, 2003
¢ Buy Eurail passes before you leave ¢ Yellowstone highlights winter offerings
SRS wins $5 million bonus
September 28, 2003
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has been awarded a $5.1 million bonus in recognition of its successes in helping poor people find jobs.
Longhorns sink Green Wave
UT quarterback Mock throws for three TDs, runs for another
September 28, 2003
Texas has refused to call the Chance Mock-Vince Young quarterback combination a “rotation” this season. Whatever it is, it works.
Pitt putting loss in past
Panthers move on from last week’s setback by beating Aggies
September 28, 2003
There was a time when a trip to Texas A&M was the last thing a team needed coming off a discouraging loss.
Trendy spots lift Toronto tourism
Canadian city rebounds after SARS outbreak
September 28, 2003
Tourism in Toronto was crippled last spring when a SARS outbreak killed 44 people. But there’s nothing like a brush with death to make you embrace life with fresh energy. The SARS scare forced this city — always better at work than at play — to wake up and realize it needs to take care of its guests.
Saucy siren of the Right sounds off in her latest book
September 28, 2003
Ann Coulter rules as the saucy, blond siren of the Right. Lashing out at all things liberal and Democrat (labels she uses interchangeably), she treats conservative Republicans to a spicy brand of reassurance that has leveraged her into multimedia stardom with talk-TV appearances, a syndicated column and big-selling books with shrill titles.
What are you reading?
September 28, 2003
Jayhawks relish victory
Thriving on sellout crowd, Kansas wins fourth straight, moves to 4-1
September 28, 2003
Though Kansas University football players didn’t help their fans tear down the goal posts after Saturday’s victory over No. 23 Missouri, KU’s players and coaches were just as thrilled as the crowd.
Athletic director Perkins lauds KU fans
September 28, 2003
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins wasn’t fretting about the athletic department’s needing to come up with about $7,000 for a new set of goal posts Saturday afternoon.
Leon V. Roberts
September 28, 2003
Dance whiz Donald O’Connor dies
September 28, 2003
Entertainer Donald O’Connor, who combined comedy and acrobatics in the show-stopping “Make ‘Em Laugh” number in the classic movie “Singin’ in the Rain,” died Saturday, his daughter said. He was 78.
Legacy of anthrax scare is mail irradiation ritual
September 28, 2003
That letter to your congressman takes a curious detour these days, a 115-mile road trip to a sprawling industrial park in southern New Jersey.
White Sox crush Kansas City, 19-3
Chicago’s Colon notches 100th career win; Royals assured of third place
September 28, 2003
Bartolo Colon had plenty of run support for his 100th career victory. He did pretty well himself. Colon threw a five-hitter, and Carl Everett and Joe Crede each drove in four runs as the Chicago White Sox routed the Kansas City Royals, 19-3, Saturday night.
MU coach: ‘I feel awful about it’
September 28, 2003
Now Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel knows what it is like to lose to archrival Kansas University. Is it more painful than a loss to another team?
Prairie dogs come with health risks
September 28, 2003
In veterinary practice we see many types of pets. We see dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits and pocket pets. A new novelty pet that has become popular the last year or two is the prairie dog.
Awareness campaign gives breast cancer patients chance to say ‘I’m a survivor’
September 28, 2003
The scars keep her recollections vivid. Lynn Alexander can’t look at her bare breasts in the mirror without remembering why they’re not “real.” A surgeon removed both of Alexander’s cancer-riddled breasts last November and replaced them with implants.
Widow closes door on home of 52 years
Company bought house for family in 1950
September 28, 2003
Catherine Balettie’s story really begins in a small village in southern Italy. It passes through Pennsylvania and New Haven, Conn., before ending up in a three-bedroom house at 22nd Street and Doniphan Avenue.
Doctor dedicates life to small town
September 28, 2003
Dr. Charles Marsh says he’s just a country doctor who enjoys caring for his patients. But there’s a lot more to the story.
More than a hobby
Lawrence Potter’s Guild gears up for annual sale in new location
September 28, 2003
Don’t call it a hobby. For three Lawrence area residents and members of the Lawrence Potter’s Guild, pottery is much more than that. “I am almost offended when people call it a hobby,” vents guild member Betty Lessenden.
Photo book celebrates Flint Hills’ fires
Former Lawrence resident chronicles beauty of Kansas phenomenon
September 28, 2003
Larry Schwarm is blessed. He can find and capture beauty in landscapes most Kansans take for granted. He’s especially fond of the Flint Hills in early spring, a time when ranchers, like the American Indians before them, set fire to the previous year’s grasses to hasten new growth.
Bank program aims to help sharing wealth back home
September 28, 2003
Wiring money back home to Mexico is a way of life for El Mezcal employee Exiquio Lara. He does it nearly every week, and so do millions of others living in the United States. Now, a new program offered by a bank with branches in Douglas County is designed to make it easier and less expensive for Mexican immigrants to send money home.
Bush, Putin urge end to nuclear plans
But two presidents cannot agree on how best to handle Iran, North Korea
September 28, 2003
President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday urged Iran and North Korea to abandon suspected nuclear-weapons programs, but disagreed about how to deal with both countries. Putin also declined to pledge any postwar help for Iraq.
Most hated sports: It’s going to the dogs
September 28, 2003
Popularity polls come and go. As the baseball playoffs begin, the NFL is boasting that one poll shows it is more than twice as popular as the national pastime. For a deeper insight into the American psyche, consider the sports that are loathed the most.
Loretta ‘Lynn’ Porter
September 28, 2003
Hurricane survivors still waiting for life to get back to normal
September 28, 2003
Darrell Robinson thought he got hit hard when Hurricane Isabel toppled huge pines and oaks in his back yard, including one that crashed onto his roof. Then a tornado toppled the trees in his front yard five days later.
Tigers rally, avoid 120th loss
Clemens wins final regular-season start; Halladay logs 22nd victory
September 28, 2003
Even the ever-optimistic Alan Trammell was close to giving up on his Detroit Tigers. “I was actually going to take a couple of guys out,” Trammell acknowledged.
Bookstore
September 28, 2003
Connecting the dots of public discontent
September 28, 2003
The most intriguing insight I brought back from a recent reporting trip to California came in a conversation with a veteran Republican operative, now supporting Arnold Schwarzenegger. “You guys,” he said, referring to political reporters, “have not connected the dots.”
Workout routine gets new approach
September 28, 2003
In a workout area smaller than a Bally’s locker room and quieter than most libraries, Elizabeth Brostoff slowly lifts weights before quickly moving to another machine.
Tuning up for a new direction
KU Symphony Orchestra begins fall season under fresh baton
September 28, 2003
The Kansas University Symphony Orchestra will usher in its fall season with the sounds of Richard Wagner, Franz Joseph Haydn and Antonin Dvorák 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Lied Center.
Chiefs vs. Ravens: Holmes vs. Lewis … and Lewis
September 28, 2003
It is being billed as Priest Holmes versus Jamal Lewis. The touchdown maker against the record breaker. The mentor clashing with his disciple, three years later. It makes for a heck of a story, except for one small detail: Holmes and Lewis won’t be on the field at the same time today when the Kansas City Chiefs (3-0) face the Baltimore Ravens (2-1).
Insurance may be too little in case of nursing home fire
September 28, 2003
The corporate owner of a nursing home where a fire killed eight residents has self-funded liability insurance — coverage that the company previously warned may be inadequate in an emergency.
Cal stuns No. 3 USC; No. 8 Vols survive
September 28, 2003
Tyler Fredrickson’s last two field-goal attempts had been blocked, so the California kicker had terse instructions for the final try. Get the ball to the middle of the field. Get a good snap. Stand back for a celebration.
College briefs
September 28, 2003
¢ KU tennis squad competes in Tulsa ¢ Baker soccer rolls ¢ Baker volleyball splits
Wellsville honors soldier killed in Iraq War
September 28, 2003
A soldier’s death and a family’s sacrifice were recognized here Saturday morning. Jake Butler was just shy of his 25th birthday when he died in As Samawah, Iraq, on April 1. He was Kansas’ first casualty in the war. But while the country lost one soldier among many, Jake’s family and the Wellsville community lost a son, brother, uncle and friend.
Horoscopes
September 28, 2003
For Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003.
High school briefs
September 28, 2003
¢ Free State boys soccer thrashes Junction City ¢ Firebird volleyball second at Seaman ¢ FSHS girls tennis second at quad ¢ Valencia triumphs at Seaman CC invite
Briefcase
September 28, 2003
¢ Survey: Employers seek more conservative look ¢ Site serves as Mr. Fix-it ¢ Name that company