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Bin Laden criticizes United Nations in new video
November 3, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 3:28 p.m.) Osama bin Laden condemned Arab leaders who turn to the United Nations for peace negotiations, saying in a videotape broadcast Saturday that this amounted to a renunciation of Islam.
U.S. defense secretary pays whirlwind visit to Tajikistan
November 3, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 12:49 p.m.) U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld paid a quick visit to Tajikistan on Saturday evening but said he reached no deals on military cooperation with the country, which shares a long and volatile border with Afghanistan.
Most serious charges dropped against firefighters arrested during protest
November 3, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 3:25 p.m.) The most serious criminal charges were dropped Saturday against firefighters accused of tangling with police during an angry demonstration against changes in the recovery effort at the World Trade Center site.
Nebraska Roster
November 3, 2001
KU Roster
November 3, 2001
1 Harrison Hill, WR, 5-11, 200, Sr., Wichita 2 Byron Gasaway, WR, 6-4, 210, Jr., Grandview, Mo.
Kansas to move on Allen?
Sources say AD Bohl will take action today
November 3, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Is today Terry Allen’s last day as Kansas University’s head football coach? On Friday, a handful of sources told the Journal-World it was likely the university would take some kind of action today involving Allen, who has been under fire following back-to-back losses to Missouri and Kansas State.
Society Calendar
November 3, 2001
Sunday The Celiac Sprue Association of the Greater Kansas City area, 2 p.m., St. Joseph’s Medical Center Education Center, Interstate 435 and State Line Road. For more information, call Pat Walker at (816) 220-1317.
Bald eagle ready to soar for KU-NU football crowd
November 3, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Move over, Jayhawk. There’s a new bird in town. Challenger, the bald eagle who has appeared at Yankee Stadium for World Series games, landed Friday in Lawrence. He’ll swoop from the top of Memorial Stadium to the field during the national anthem before tonight’s KU-Nebraska football game.
People
November 3, 2001
Hendrix home may win reprieve Jackson puts best foot back Thornton displays quiet side Illness keeps Lane from producing
Lawrence shelter plans open house
November 3, 2001
As part of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, the Lawrence Humane Society will have an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1805 E. 19th St.
B-52s pound Taliban front lines
November 3, 2001
American B-52 bombers pummeled Taliban front lines Friday with dozens of bombs north of the capital, drawing cheers from opposition fighters and futile artillery fire from Taliban gunners.
Vela Newton
November 3, 2001
Local briefs
November 3, 2001
People: Area farmer grows attached to his Halloween costume G. Wayne Parks, 77, liked his Halloween Uncle Sam costume so much he was still wearing it Friday. “I may wear it forever,” said the retired dairy farmer and fence builder who now stays busy writing vignettes about his life in Kansas. “People asked me if I was selling war bonds,” the Lawrence man said of his patriotic outfit. “I told them I was selling peace bonds.” __________________________ Courts: Convicted motel robber to undergo counseling A Lawrence woman convicted of robbing two motels on May 30 will get intensive counseling, a Douglas County District Court judge ruled Friday. Mary Moland, 25, will enter into an intensive in-patient counseling program instead of serving the standard 41-month sentence for three counts of armed robbery. After the counseling is completed, Moland will be on two-year’s probation through Douglas County Community Corrections. Moland’s attorney, Jim Rumsey, asked Judge Jack Murphy to allow the counseling. Rumsey said Moland suffers from bi-polar disorder. Moland will remain in the Douglas County Jail until she is accepted into a counseling program. Last month, Moland was convicted of robbing clerks at Hampton Inn, 2300 W. Sixth St., and Travelodge Motel, 801 Iowa. __________________________ Crime: Police officer injured in fight A Lawrence Police officer injured his hand Thursday in a fight with a man suspected in a domestic disturbance. Other officers arrived to assist about 5:40 p.m. in a mobile home court at 1045 E. 23rd St., police reports said. The officers used pepper spray and physically subdued the 41-year-old Lawrence man before taking him to the Douglas County Jail. The officer, identified as Terry Haak, 37, was in the area of the mobile home court when a woman approached him and said she’d had a fight with her 41-year-old boyfriend, reports said. Haak went to talk to the suspect, who became belligerent and uncooperative, and a fight ensued, reports said. After the incident, Haak sought medical attention at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and was treated and released, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Haak will not return to duty until he is cleared by doctors. Charges are pending against the suspect, who was being held Friday on $1,250 bond for suspicion of battery on a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property and obstruction of justice. __________________________ Land purchase approved by Olathe school board Olathe The Olathe school board will spend $3.5 million to purchase 109.5 acres from the city of Olathe. The action, approved Thursday, would allow the district to build on 80 acres of the property a second district activity center. The center would share a 220-acre site with a community park and other city and school district buildings, possibly a junior high school. The 80-acre site is at the northwest corner of Lone Elm Road and College Boulevard/111th Street. The district will use money from a 1997 bond issue for the purchase. __________________________ Russian politics scholar schedules speech at KU A nationally known scholar on Russian politics will speak next week at Kansas University . Timothy J. Colton, professor of government and Russian studies and director of the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday in the Kansas Union’s Centennial Room. His speech is titled “What is Wrong with the Russian State, and Can It Be Fixed?” Colton has written four books on Soviet and Russian government since 1979. His appearance is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies at KU and the Office of the President of Kansas State University.
U.S. defense secretary pays whirlwind visit to Tajikistan
November 3, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 12:49 p.m.) U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld paid a quick visit to Tajikistan on Saturday evening but said he reached no deals on military cooperation with the country, which shares a long and volatile border with Afghanistan.
in last few trips to Lawrence
November 3, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University football coach Terry Allen is hoping the third time isn’t the charm for No. 2 Nebraska. The Cornhuskers (9-0 overall, 5-0 Big 12) will venture from the friendly confines of Lincoln, Neb., for just the third time this season tonight when they travel to Lawrence.
American helicopter crew crashes, is rescued
November 3, 2001
American airstrikes in Afghanistan won’t pause during the Muslim observance of Ramadan, President Bush said Friday. In Afghanistan, a U.S. helicopter crashed while trying to rescue a sick soldier, and the injured crew had to be saved in turn.
Club news
November 3, 2001
Bohl must find sugar-daddies
November 3, 2001
By Bill Mayer We hear often about an alleged short list of prospects that Kansas athletics director Al Bohl has regarding the successor to football coach Terry Allen.
Firebirds finished
Olathe North eliminates Free State, 48-0
November 3, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Minus a No. 1 quarterback doesn’t subtract from the success of Olathe North football. Four rushing touchdowns by senior Maurice Mack and three rushing TDs by junior backup quarterback Dallas Browning equated to the Eagles’ 48-0 romp of Free State in the Class 6A state football quarterfinals on Friday O-North’s 23rd consecutive win at Olathe District Activities Center.
Menninger chairman retiring
Foundation hires firm to help clinic merge with major medical center
November 3, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The Menninger Foundation on Friday accepted the retirement of its chairman and hired a firm to help the famed clinic merge with another medical partner. The decisions came after months of questions and turmoil surrounding the survival of the well-known facility.
Resident wins speedway appeal
November 3, 2001
The state’s highest court ruled Friday in favor of a land owner who lost what he considered a 31.5-acre piece of paradise in Wyandotte County to the Kansas Speedway. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ordered a new trial for Robert Creason in his dispute with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., which condemned his property in 1998.
Police find no humor in water balloon prank
Authorities searching for pilot of plane that dropped objects on Memorial Stadium
November 3, 2001
By Mindie Paget Police think it was a pre-game prank. They don’t think it was funny. About 5 p.m. Friday, a small, low-flying airplane zeroed in on Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium and the surrounding area and began dropping what authorities believe were water balloons.
Forced pledge not patriotism
November 3, 2001
By Jill “J.R.” Labbe Knight Ridder Newspapers Red, white and blue haven’t been this chic since the nation’s bicentennial in 1976. Love of country is in vogue. “God Bless America” shouts from truck bumpers, lapel pins and radio stations.
All eyes on option
Kansas to key on NU’s bread-and-butter offense
November 3, 2001
By Robert Sinclair When the average college football fan thinks of Nebraska, chances are the triple-option offense comes to mind. If only it were that simple.
Nebraska freshman Stuntz adjusts to celebrity
Quarterback-turned-receiver doesn’t understand fuss over his touchdown pass to Crouch in Cornhuskers’ win over OU
November 3, 2001
A week ago, not many Nebraska students knew who Mike Stuntz was. Now he’s one popular freshman. It’s amazing what a 63-yard touchdown pass can do. “A few more people seem to recognize me just walking down the street, and they say ‘Good job’ or ‘Hi,’ just little things like that,” Stuntz said.
Texas could bypass Big 12 title game, reach Rose Bowl
November 3, 2001
A recent rash of surprising setbacks has clouded college football’s national championship picture. Suddenly, scenarios exist that could allow No. 5 Texas a shot at the national title without winning a Big 12 title.
Ottawa soccer falls, 3-0, in state debut
Kansas City Christian advances to small-class state championship game
November 3, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Rick Croucher won’t be getting the one present he really wanted today on his 17th birthday a state championship. But that’s through no fault of his own.
Brenly won’t hesitate to use Kim again
November 3, 2001
Maybe Bob Brenly thinks there’s no way Byung-Hyun Kim could blow another game. How else to explain the Arizona manager’s resolve to use his beleaguered closer again if the Diamondbacks hold a ninth-inning lead in Game 6 of the World Series against the New York Yankees.
Anniversary
November 3, 2001
Cromer services
November 3, 2001
Mass of Christian Burial for Arthur J. Cromer, 64, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Lawrence. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Cromer died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at his home.
Dog owners share thunderstorm therapies
November 3, 2001
A few weeks ago, I wrote about thunderstorm phobias in dogs. While the article did not give a sure-fire cure, it broke the ice on a subject that has received limited attention from the veterinary community.
next episode
November 3, 2001
Spencer for fire. Harvard University career adviser Linda Spencer is academic to CBS after her eviction in Episode 4 of Survivor: Africa. The lively 44-year-old cancer survivor fell victim to her Samburu tribe’s gaping generational divide.
KU counting on friendly confines
Cornhuskers recall ‘difficult times’ in last few trips to Lawrence
November 3, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University football coach Terry Allen is hoping the third time isn’t the charm for No. 2 Nebraska. The Cornhuskers (9-0 overall, 5-0 Big 12) will venture from the friendly confines of Lincoln, Neb., for just the third time this season tonight when they travel to Lawrence.
World Briefs
November 3, 2001
Northern Ireland: Government in peril after Ulster failure Netherlands: Five Bosnian Serbs convicted of war crimes MOSCOW: Russian minister says arms reduction unlikely Austria: Nuclear security needs attention, experts say Honduras: Hurricane Michelle threat broadens Haiti: Three killed in rampage
Slower speeds fast enough
Toyota 500 practice speeds around 230 mph mundane
November 3, 2001
It’s hard to believe anybody might think of 230 mph as slow. Still, compared with the closed-course lap of 241.428 mph that won the pole for Gil de Ferran in last year’s season-ending CART race, the speeds turned Friday in the opening rounds of practice for the Toyota 500 seemed pretty mundane.
KU Basketball Notebook: Recruit Graves’ surgery successful
November 3, 2001
By Gary Bedore Future Kansas University basketball forward Jeff Graves’ arthroscopic knee surgery was deemed a success on Friday. The 6-foot-9, 262-pound sophomore forward from Iowa Western Community College, who had loose cartilage around his right meniscus shaved in a 45-minute procedure, should return to the court in about a week.
Running for those who can’t
Relatives replacing victims in New York City Marathon
November 3, 2001
Ralph Maerz is a 56-year-old ex-smoker who until a month ago hadn’t gone for a serious run since high school. Yet on Sunday, he’ll be among 30,000 runners in the New York City Marathon. He’ll be there because his son Noell can’t.
6Sports video report: Olathe North rolls over Firebirds
November 3, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State Firebirds’ game against defending state champs, Olathe North.
Jayhawks blank Tigers, 2-0
November 3, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Not that long ago Meghan Miller was the leading candidate to become Kansas University’s poster girl for homesickness. “I had all but bought a ticket home,” said Miller, freshman goalie on KU’s soccer team. “I’m fine now, though. I’m not going anywhere.”
surgery successful
November 3, 2001
By Gary Bedore Future Kansas University basketball forward Jeff Graves’ arthroscopic knee surgery was deemed a success on Friday. The 6-foot-9, 262-pound sophomore forward from Iowa Western Community College, who had loose cartilage around his right meniscus shaved in a 45-minute procedure, should return to the court in about a week.
6Sports video report: KU hyped for game
November 3, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ meeting with No. 1 Nebraska at Memorial Stadium.
s Burrow meeting expectations
November 3, 2001
Nebraska’s Jamie Burrow disagrees with those who say he’s exceeded expectations this year. The middle linebacker had some pretty high standards for himself, so he doesn’t understand why anybody would be surprised he is leading the No. 2 Cornhuskers in tackles.
Memories of last KU win over NU fading
November 3, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Thank goodness the Naval Academy can’t beat Notre Dame in football. Otherwise, Nebraska’s mastery of Kansas would be the longest misery streak in the nation. Notre Dame has won 37 straight over the Midshipmen and the Irish almost certainly will boost that number to 38 in two weeks.
Lawrence shelter plans open house
November 3, 2001
As part of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, the Lawrence Humane Society will have an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1805 E. 19th St.
Unemployment rate skyrockets to 5.4 percent
November 3, 2001
The nation’s unemployment rate shot up to 5.4 percent in October and job losses surged to the highest level in more than two decades as the full brunt of the terrorist attacks hit an already weak economy.
B-52s pound Taliban front lines
November 3, 2001
American B-52 bombers pummeled Taliban front lines Friday with dozens of bombs north of the capital, drawing cheers from opposition fighters and futile artillery fire from Taliban gunners.
Life is risky like a salad bar
November 3, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald A long time ago by which I mean prior to a certain infamous date in September I used to stand at the salad bar and wonder if I was taking my life in my hands.
Most serious charges dropped against firefighters arrested during protest
November 3, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 3:25 p.m.) The most serious criminal charges were dropped Saturday against firefighters accused of tangling with police during an angry demonstration against changes in the recovery effort at the World Trade Center site.
Forced pledge not patriotism
November 3, 2001
By Jill “J.R.” Labbe Knight Ridder Newspapers Red, white and blue haven’t been this chic since the nation’s bicentennial in 1976. Love of country is in vogue. “God Bless America” shouts from truck bumpers, lapel pins and radio stations.
Thompson: Expect more anthrax
November 3, 2001
The nation’s top health officials said Friday they expect more people to fall ill from anthrax and they fear the investigation may be handicapped because they don’t know how many labs have the lethal bacteria.
Letters in Pakistan, India test positive
November 3, 2001
Pakistan’s largest newspaper evacuated some of its editorial offices after a letter tested positive for anthrax in one of two new overseas cases reported Friday. In India, the health secretary of a western state said Friday that powder found in an envelope in a government office tested positive for anthrax and would be examined further.
Barnes services
November 3, 2001
Graveside services for Patsy Montana Barnes, infant daughter of Roy D. and Cathy Hammett Barnes, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Patsy was stillborn Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Eudora middle school honors
November 3, 2001
Eudora Middle School announces students who made honor rolls during the first quarter. Students who made the A Honor Roll earned all As. High Honor Roll students received at least a 3.67 grade point average. Students who made the Regular Honor Roll earned at least a 3.0 GPA. Those who made honors are: Seventh Grade
Millions may starve, freeze in afghanistan
November 3, 2001
More than 6 million Afghan civilians, buffeted by drought and military campaigns, are in danger of starving or freezing to death this winter, two nongovernmental aid agencies said Friday.
Relatives replacing victims in New York City Marathon
November 3, 2001
Ralph Maerz is a 56-year-old ex-smoker who until a month ago hadn’t gone for a serious run since high school. Yet on Sunday, he’ll be among 30,000 runners in the New York City Marathon. He’ll be there because his son Noell can’t.
Agency hopes to fulfill Christmas wish
November 3, 2001
Agency: KVC Behavioral Healthcare Network, formerly Kaw Valley Center Address: 1202 E. 23rd St., Suite B
Dog owners share thunderstorm therapies
November 3, 2001
A few weeks ago, I wrote about thunderstorm phobias in dogs. While the article did not give a sure-fire cure, it broke the ice on a subject that has received limited attention from the veterinary community.
Horoscopes
November 3, 2001
NHL Roundup: Osgood loses to ex-mates
Red Wings take 2-1 triumph over Islanders
November 3, 2001
Chris Osgood had an unhappy homecoming thanks to one of his best friends. Kris Draper scored both goals and Osgood lost for the second time this season to his old team as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the New York Islanders, 2-1, on Friday.
Foster parents group seeks ‘Bill of Rights’
November 3, 2001
By Dave Ranney A foster parent for the past two years, Lisa Shikles is looking for a little respect. “I’m tired of being in a system that doesn’t engage foster parents, that doesn’t treat them as professional members of a team that’s supposed to put children first,” she said.
KU Roster
November 3, 2001
ISU relishes challenge of final 4 weeks
November 3, 2001
This has been another dandy football season for Iowa State so far. The next four games will determine if it remains so.
Disney actors blue about pink slips
November 3, 2001
If you’ve been to Walt Disney World in the past decade, you may have caught Mark Lainer playing a character in the Indiana Jones show. Or he may have made you laugh in one of the improvisational sketches at Pleasure Island.
Royals, Chiefs ask for funding
Teams willing to extend leases if stadiums are renovated
November 3, 2001
Owners of the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs are willing to extend their Truman Sports Complex leases through 2027 if the state of Missouri approves millions of dollars for renovating their stadiums.
Denver’s LaFrentz in Issel’s doghouse?
Former Kansas player, who could become free agent, logs just 21 minutes in Thursday night’s loss to Milwaukee
November 3, 2001
The Denver Nuggets, missing all-star forward Antonio McDyess for three months, need Raef LaFrentz to have his breakout year. Through two games, they’re not getting it. “We’ve got to get more out of Raef,” coach Dan Issel said after Denver’s 102-101 loss to Milwaukee on Thursday. “That wasn’t a very good performance.”
Job losses mount
Unemployment rate skyrockets to 5.4 percent
November 3, 2001
The nation’s unemployment rate shot up to 5.4 percent in October and job losses surged to the highest level in more than two decades as the full brunt of the terrorist attacks hit an already weak economy.
Engagement
November 3, 2001
Agency hopes to fulfill Christmas wish
November 3, 2001
4-H news
November 3, 2001
Daily ticker
November 3, 2001
October auto sales speed up
Zero percent financing, other incentives fuel busy month for auto dealers
November 3, 2001
By Mark Fagan All this talk of recession, declining consumer confidence and widespread layoffs isn’t keeping people out of Lawrence auto dealerships. Drawn by 0 percent financing and other incentives, shoppers are snapping up more cars, trucks and minivans at a record pace, dealers say.
When enough is enough
Too many pets can strain well-meaning households
November 3, 2001
By Jim Baker For some animal lovers, pets are like potato chips it’s hard to have just one. There’s nothing wrong with having a multiple-pet household, but there does come a point when even the most loving pet owner can get spread too thin and become overwhelmed. Midge Grinstead sees the results of situations like this all the time.
Community dedicates wildflower mosaic
November 3, 2001
By Mindie Paget You may have crossed the Kansas River bridge heading to North Lawrence and noticed the bouquet of colorful wildflowers “blooming” on the north levee. Perhaps you were one of the volunteers who helped haul rocks or shape the stone mosaic designed by Lawrence crop artist Stan Herd.
Around and about
November 3, 2001
Disney actors blue about pink slips
November 3, 2001
If you’ve been to Walt Disney World in the past decade, you may have caught Mark Lainer playing a character in the Indiana Jones show. Or he may have made you laugh in one of the improvisational sketches at Pleasure Island.
Bin Laden criticizes United Nations in new video
November 3, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 3:28 p.m.) Osama bin Laden condemned Arab leaders who turn to the United Nations for peace negotiations, saying in a videotape broadcast Saturday that this amounted to a renunciation of Islam.
Too many pets can strain well-meaning households
November 3, 2001
By Jim Baker For some animal lovers, pets are like potato chips it’s hard to have just one. There’s nothing wrong with having a multiple-pet household, but there does come a point when even the most loving pet owner can get spread too thin and become overwhelmed. Midge Grinstead sees the results of situations like this all the time.
pain
November 3, 2001
Philip O’Carroll was 9 and out playing with friends when the vision first appeared: bright filaments floating before his eyes in a shimmering sea of light. “I thought that either I was mad or touched by God,” says O’Carroll, a neurologist in Newport Beach, Calif. A similar blindness struck David Kudrow for the first time when he was a teen-ager and visiting his grandmother.
6Sports video report: Olathe North rolls over Firebirds
November 3, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State Firebirds’ game against defending state champs, Olathe North.
6Sports video report: KU hyped for game
November 3, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ meeting with No. 1 Nebraska at Memorial Stadium.
People
November 3, 2001
Hendrix home may win reprieve Jackson puts best foot back Thornton displays quiet side Illness keeps Lane from producing
Anniversary
November 3, 2001
Verhage Paul and Judy Verhage, Lawrence, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Tuesday.
Weddings
November 3, 2001
Compton-Walker Adrian Marie Compton and Casey Christopher Walker, both of Lawrence, were married Sept. 8, 2001, at the South Park gazebo in Lawrence.
Weddings
November 3, 2001
Panorama: Campanile hill
November 3, 2001
The view from the hill just north of Kansas University’s World War II Memorial Campanile overlooks Memorial Stadium and provides a scenic vista across a portion of the campus. To the northeast is the new parking garage adjacent to the Kansas Union.
Alice Jackson
November 3, 2001
Eureka Services for Alice Jackson, 89, Eureka, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church, Eureka. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka. Mrs. Jackson died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at Andover Health Care Center.
4-H news
November 3, 2001
The Clinton Eagles 4-H Club met Oct. 1 at Wakarusa Valley Elementary School. The meeting was called to order by Kaylee Wempe. Roll call was answered by the parents giving their 4-H’er a compliment. Kirstyn Heine led the club in singing “This Land is Your Land.” National 4-H Week was discussed. The club decorated a display case at Wakarusa Valley Elementary School in recognition of the week.
Sources say AD Bohl will take action today
November 3, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Is today Terry Allen’s last day as Kansas University’s head football coach? On Friday, a handful of sources told the Journal-World it was likely the university would take some kind of action today involving Allen, who has been under fire following back-to-back losses to Missouri and Kansas State.
Authorities searching for pilot of plane that dropped objects on Memorial Stadium
November 3, 2001
By Mindie Paget Police think it was a pre-game prank. They don’t think it was funny. About 5 p.m. Friday, a small, low-flying airplane zeroed in on Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium and the surrounding area and began dropping what authorities believe were water balloons.
Nebraska game sold out
November 3, 2001
For the first time since 1992, Kansas University has sold out a home football game. No tickets remain for today’s Kansas-Nebraska game, which will kickoff at 6:10 p.m. In addition to the listed capacity of 50,250, KU officials added approximately 800 temporary seats in the south and north end zones to accommodate additional fans.
s bread-and-butter offense
November 3, 2001
By Robert Sinclair When the average college football fan thinks of Nebraska, chances are the triple-option offense comes to mind. If only it were that simple.
win over OU
November 3, 2001
A week ago, not many Nebraska students knew who Mike Stuntz was. Now he’s one popular freshman. It’s amazing what a 63-yard touchdown pass can do. “A few more people seem to recognize me just walking down the street, and they say ‘Good job’ or ‘Hi,’ just little things like that,” Stuntz said.
Arab officers urge understanding
November 3, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A trio of visiting Middle Eastern military officers urged a Lawrence group Friday to learn more about Islam and to not equate Muslims with terrorism. Officers from Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates took part in a question-and-answer session at Friday’s Kansas International breakfast meeting.
Major developments Friday in fight against deadly bacteria
November 3, 2001
The nation’s 17th case of anthrax was confirmed on Friday as top health officials say they expect more people to fall ill. The newest case was reported in New York, where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a New York Post employee’s preliminary diagnosis of skin anthrax had been confirmed. The patient’s identity was not disclosed.
Rivera departing talk show for war
November 3, 2001
Geraldo Rivera is walking away from his CNBC talk show to get his hands dirty, becoming a war correspondent for Fox News Channel.
Briefly
November 3, 2001
Florida: Government’s terror focus turns to nation’s seaports Alaska: Letters to Santa Claus still will be opened NEW YORK: Firefighters protest cuts in recovery worker force SAN FRANCISCO: Western states on alert
Panorama: Campanile hill
November 3, 2001
In disguise?
November 3, 2001
Major developments Friday in fight against deadly bacteria
November 3, 2001
Bush: U.S. won’t rest during Ramadan
American helicopter crew crashes, is rescued
November 3, 2001
American airstrikes in Afghanistan won’t pause during the Muslim observance of Ramadan, President Bush said Friday. In Afghanistan, a U.S. helicopter crashed while trying to rescue a sick soldier, and the injured crew had to be saved in turn.
Duck dispute threatens Kansas official’s confirmation
November 3, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Duck. That’s probably the best advice for Steve Williams as he waits for the U.S. Senate to confirm his appointment as head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Williams, currently the Kansas secretary of wildlife and parks, has been picked by President Bush to head the federal wildlife service.
Future of KU football coach must be decided with integrity
November 3, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. At this time no one knows the fate of Kansas University football coach Terry Allen. At least this is the public’s perception. Maybe there have been behind-the-scenes activity and decisions, but since the start of this year’s season, nothing specific has been said about Allen’s tenure as coach.
In their heads
Migraine specialists know, feel their patients’ pain
November 3, 2001
Philip O’Carroll was 9 and out playing with friends when the vision first appeared: bright filaments floating before his eyes in a shimmering sea of light. “I thought that either I was mad or touched by God,” says O’Carroll, a neurologist in Newport Beach, Calif. A similar blindness struck David Kudrow for the first time when he was a teen-ager and visiting his grandmother.
Priscilla Senior
November 3, 2001
Eudora middle school honors
November 3, 2001
Microsoft, Justice unveil deal
Timing of settlement earns praise from attorney general
November 3, 2001
Offering an end to their epic legal battle, the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp. asked a judge Friday to approve a settlement of antitrust charges that would set new rules for the nation’s hard-hit technology industry.
Investors shrug off jobless report
November 3, 2001
Betting that the economy has reached a low point and that business indeed will improve next year, investors pushed stocks mostly higher Friday for a second straight day. In focusing on the future, the market set aside its disappointment over a report outlining a surge in unemployment.
Sales tax plan draws interest, concern
November 3, 2001
A proposal to enact a 10-day nationwide state sales tax holiday after Thanksgiving has generated significant bipartisan interest on Capitol Hill as an innovative way to stimulate the economy.
Briefcase
November 3, 2001
Layoffs: Honeywell cuts 150 workers at Olathe avionics plant Hotel industry: Best Western to close Wichita center, lay off 210 Code enforcement: City inspector moves into management Monday Agriculture: Veterinarians hired to monitor slaughterhouses
Cromer services
November 3, 2001
Firings not unfair
November 3, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Employees took their chances when they violated rules banning Halloween costumes. There’s considerable discussion in Lawrence these days about two employees of a local firm being fired for violating a company policy against wearing Halloween-themed clothing or accessories on Oct. 31.
Life is risky like a salad bar
November 3, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald A long time ago by which I mean prior to a certain infamous date in September I used to stand at the salad bar and wonder if I was taking my life in my hands.
Briefly
November 3, 2001
Florida: Government’s terror focus turns to nation’s seaports Alaska: Letters to Santa Claus still will be opened NEW YORK: Firefighters protest cuts in recovery worker force SAN FRANCISCO: Western states on alert
Alice Jackson
November 3, 2001
Arab officers urge understanding
November 3, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A trio of visiting Middle Eastern military officers urged a Lawrence group Friday to learn more about Islam and to not equate Muslims with terrorism. Officers from Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates took part in a question-and-answer session at Friday’s Kansas International breakfast meeting.
NU’s Burrow meeting expectations
November 3, 2001
Nebraska’s Jamie Burrow disagrees with those who say he’s exceeded expectations this year. The middle linebacker had some pretty high standards for himself, so he doesn’t understand why anybody would be surprised he is leading the No. 2 Cornhuskers in tackles.
Struggles continue for woeful Baylor
Bears, 3-42 in Big 12 games, haven’t won conference contest since 1998
November 3, 2001
There are only a few people that Baylor coach Kevin Steele can confide in these days. His wife, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder and former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne are among them.
Millions may starve, freeze in afghanistan
November 3, 2001
More than 6 million Afghan civilians, buffeted by drought and military campaigns, are in danger of starving or freezing to death this winter, two nongovernmental aid agencies said Friday.
Thompson: Expect more anthrax
November 3, 2001
The nation’s top health officials said Friday they expect more people to fall ill from anthrax and they fear the investigation may be handicapped because they don’t know how many labs have the lethal bacteria.
Letters in Pakistan, India test positive
November 3, 2001
Pakistan’s largest newspaper evacuated some of its editorial offices after a letter tested positive for anthrax in one of two new overseas cases reported Friday. In India, the health secretary of a western state said Friday that powder found in an envelope in a government office tested positive for anthrax and would be examined further.
Serious holiday
November 3, 2001
Rivera departing talk show for war
November 3, 2001
Geraldo Rivera is walking away from his CNBC talk show to get his hands dirty, becoming a war correspondent for Fox News Channel.
It’s age before beauty, Linda learns in TV exit
Every alliance to be ‘shattered’ next episode
November 3, 2001
Spencer for fire. Harvard University career adviser Linda Spencer is academic to CBS after her eviction in Episode 4 of Survivor: Africa. The lively 44-year-old cancer survivor fell victim to her Samburu tribe’s gaping generational divide.
Lewd’ cheerleading criticized
November 3, 2001
The marching band launches into the Motown classic “Just My Imagination” as Beach High School’s dancers let their knee-length coats slip from their shoulders and begin to shake their hips in shorts, tights and miniskirts.
Surgeon general to leave office at end of his term
November 3, 2001
Surgeon General David Satcher, a Clinton appointee, said he will leave government service in February at the end of his four-year term. “My term ends on Feb. 13 and I don’t plan to stay on,” Satcher said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press.
NYC candidate sees comeback
November 3, 2001
With the mayoral election just days away, Republican Michael Bloomberg may have pulled even with Democrat Mark Green after blanketing the airwaves with a commercial in which Rudolph Giuliani enthusiastically endorses him as the man to rebuild the tragedy-stricken city.
Nation Briefs
November 3, 2001
Cincinnati : Jury acquits policeman in black resident’s death SAN FRANCISCO: Federal court throws out ‘3-strikes’ sentence Mississippi: Three deaths a mystery
Fundamental flaw
November 3, 2001
Miscalculation
November 3, 2001
Thanks, Hallmark!
November 3, 2001
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 3, 2001
Peres, Arafat meet amid violence
November 3, 2001
Suspected Palestinian gunmen killed one Israeli and wounded another in the West Bank on Friday, and about 3,000 Palestinians marched in a funeral procession for two militants whose car was attacked by Israeli helicopters.
Kenny Wallace snares pole
November 3, 2001
Proving that if given good equipment he can be competitive, Kenny Wallace won the pole Friday for the Pop Secret Microwave 400 in a Chevrolet fielded by Dale Earnhardt Inc. Wallace, in the DEI car as a fill-in driver for the injured Steve Park, ran a fast lap around North Carolina Speedway at 154.690 mph to earn his third career pole and first since 1997.
Change of Series scenery could boost Arizona
Home team has won every game in World Series; Yankees face Johnson tonight at Bank One
November 3, 2001
Arizona arrived at Yankee Stadium this week eager to explore the most storied ballpark in sports. By the time they watched Chuck Knoblauch slide home early Friday, the Diamondbacks had seen enough.
Marlboro objection costs Busch
November 3, 2001
Kyle Busch was forced to give up the seat in his Roush Racing Ford on Friday after weekend sponsor Marlboro objected to the 16-year-old driver racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series event at California Speedway.
Newman wins pole for Sam’s Club 200
November 3, 2001
Ryan Newman continued to prove how good he is at qualifying, winning the top starting spot Friday for the Sam’s Club 200 Busch series race. It’s his sixth pole in 14 tries this season.
Slain editor died while defending himself
Autopsy indicated wounds on hands
November 3, 2001
An autopsy showed the Columbia Daily Tribune’s sports editor tried to defend himself before he was beaten to death in the newspaper’s parking lot. Kent Heitholt, 48, was found dead early Thursday near his car, after he had lingered to feed a stray cat that hangs around the newspaper’s loading dock.
Audit reveals state fails to collect its rightful share of bingo taxes
November 3, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A state audit says the Kansas Department of Revenue has failed to make sure it is collecting all bingo taxes. And the audit said the Legislature should consider raising the tax on bingo games.
Lawrence resident secures loans for African refugees’ businesses
November 3, 2001
By Mindie Paget Imagine that a group of Kansas City bullies have invaded Lawrence. You’ve got one hour to gather everything you can carry before you and your family head toward Western Kansas on foot. It’s the way of life for the West African refugees who Kansas University graduate Frank Janzen assists in southern Guinea.
Kansas coffers lacking millions
Budget far exceeds revenues
November 3, 2001
The state will have $113.4 million less than legislators and Gov. Bill Graves thought when the current state budget was approved, forecasters said Friday. However, the state officials and university economists who drafted new revenue estimates for the state didn’t have a clear answer as to how their numbers will affect the current budget or the one Gov. Bill Graves and legislators will draft next year.
Health Department will offer flu shots next two weeks
November 3, 2001
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has received another shipment of flu vaccines and will begin offering more shots next week. The shots will be available only for high-risk individuals, including people 65 and older, younger people with chronic health conditions and health care workers who provide care to high-risk people.
Haskell, Baker football seeking wins
November 3, 2001
Winless Haskell Indian Nations and slumping Baker universities will be on the road today in search of football victories. Haskell (0-9) will tangle with Northwestern Oklahoma State, the 2000 NAIA national runner-up, in Alva, Okla. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.
Eudora, Sabetha similar
Cardinals hope to learn from last season’s loss to Hiawatha
November 3, 2001
If Eudora came out wearing Sabetha uniforms tonight and vice versa, it might take awhile before the fans of each high school football team realized they had been duped.
On the record
November 3, 2001
City gymnasts geared for state
November 3, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Six city gymnasts, including five from Lawrence High, will compete today at the state tournament at Shawnee Mission East. LHS will be represented by Sarah Fisher, Allison Wright, Melissa Bowers, Molly Hoss and Nicole Jones.
Baldwin High dominates J-W team
November 3, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Baldwin High continues to dominate Class 4A cross country. Incidentally, the Bulldogs again ruled the Journal-World’s all-area cross country team. Baldwin’s boys last week won their fourth consecutive state title and fifth since 1993.
J-W all-area teams
November 3, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Here’s a look at the area’s top runners:
Rivera key for New York
Closer has converted 23 straight saves in postseason
November 3, 2001
Herb Raybourn owned Panama. If there were a player in the country, Raybourn would find him. Even Raybourn’s staunchest backers thought he had made a bad scouting judgment in 1990, when he insisted the New York Yankees sign the skinny son of a fisherman from La Chorrera. A good wind would blow this kid away.
NBA Roundup: Boston bounces Bulls
Celtics take different route to 96-82 victory
November 3, 2001
The Chicago Bulls managed to slow down Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce. What they couldn’t do was win the game. Walker scored 22 and Pierce had 16 the lowest output of the season for Boston’s top two scorers but the rest of the Celtics chipped in Friday night to help defeat Chicago, 96-82.
Friends and neighbors
November 3, 2001
NBA Briefs
November 3, 2001
Iverson doubts he’ll play against Jordan tonight Nuggets’ Van Exel fined for criticizing officials Skiles fines himself for Series comments Mavericks owner preparing for fine
Verplank up by one
Langer lurks at Tour Championship
November 3, 2001
Scott Verplank, who has had to overcome three elbow surgeries, moved into position Friday to win the $5 million Tour Championship. With six birdies and a par from the bunker on No. 16, Verplank had a 6-under 65 at Champions Golf Club and took a one-stroke lead over Bernhard Langer going into the weekend.
6News video report: Dropped balloon disrupts practice
November 3, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the low-flying plane that dropped what appeared to be a water balloon on the field at Memorial Stadium.
Around and about
November 3, 2001
Maija Cheung, daughter of Deborah Peterson, Lawrence, began her first year at Middlebury College in September. She is one of 515 first-year students at the liberal arts college in Middlebury, Vt.
Barnes services
November 3, 2001
Club news
November 3, 2001
The Lawrence 99ers Duplicate Bridge Club’s Oct. 24 game was stratified, used the Mitchell movement and was directed by Don Brennaman. The North-South winners were led by Alice Leitch and Karen Mills, followed by Barbara Hamilton and Bill Hamilton. Chuck Hedges and Yvonne Hedges placed third. Richard Willoughby and Michael Green won the C session.
Engagement
November 3, 2001
Folks-Brooks Aubrey L. Folks and Zachariah N. Brooks, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
Miscalculation
November 3, 2001
To the editor: The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks revealed some serious flaws in our educational system which sophisticated individuals already knew were there.
Nebraska Roster
November 3, 2001
1 Thunder Collins, IB, 6-2, 190, Jr., Los Angeles, Calif. 2 Aaron Terpening, SS, 5-11, 200, Jr., Salem, Ore.
Priscilla Senior
November 3, 2001
St. Marys Services for Priscilla L. Senior, 76, Lecompton, will be at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Assumption Chapel, St. Marys. Burial will be in Our Lady of Peace cemetery, St. Marys. Mrs. Senior died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at a Manhattan hospital.
Scouting news
November 3, 2001
Bryan Spangler of Boy Scout Troop 53, chartered to the First Christian Church, passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review Oct. 24. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Scouting. The award will be presented to him at a Court of Honor.
Scouting news
November 3, 2001
Vela Newton
November 3, 2001
Private inurnment for Vela M. Newton, 82, Yakima, Wash., will be at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Newton died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Well being
November 3, 2001
In the long run, meth takes the fun out of life Flu shot could help ward off heart attacks
Well being
November 3, 2001
In the long run, meth takes the fun out of life Flu shot could help ward off heart attacks
Jayhawks blank Tigers, 2-0
November 3, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Not that long ago Meghan Miller was the leading candidate to become Kansas University’s poster girl for homesickness. “I had all but bought a ticket home,” said Miller, freshman goalie on KU’s soccer team. “I’m fine now, though. I’m not going anywhere.”
Bohl must find sugar-daddies
November 3, 2001
By Bill Mayer We hear often about an alleged short list of prospects that Kansas athletics director Al Bohl has regarding the successor to football coach Terry Allen.
Nebraska game sold out
November 3, 2001
For the first time since 1992, Kansas University has sold out a home football game. No tickets remain for today’s Kansas-Nebraska game, which will kickoff at 6:10 p.m. In addition to the listed capacity of 50,250, KU officials added approximately 800 temporary seats in the south and north end zones to accommodate additional fans.
Memories of last KU win over NU fading
November 3, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Thank goodness the Naval Academy can’t beat Notre Dame in football. Otherwise, Nebraska’s mastery of Kansas would be the longest misery streak in the nation. Notre Dame has won 37 straight over the Midshipmen and the Irish almost certainly will boost that number to 38 in two weeks.