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Bush says anti-terror coalition never stronger
November 9, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 12:02 p.m.) Brushing aside criticism, President Bush said Friday the worldwide coalition against terrorism has never been stronger and added, “now is the time for action” on military, diplomatic and other fronts.
KU student killed in traffic accident
November 9, 2001
(Updated Friday at 10:48 a.m.) A 20-year-old Kansas University student died in a one-car traffic accident early Friday morning in western Lawrence, according to Lawrence police.
Forward air controllers play major U.S. military role
November 9, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 7:45 a.m.) Working undetected and armed with rifles and laser beams, forward air controllers on the ground in Afghanistan are playing a more active role in identifying targets and guiding bombs dropped by U.S. warplanes.
Opposition takes strategic northern Afghan city
November 9, 2001
(Updated Friday at 3:48 p.m.) Opposition forces entered Mazar-e-Sharif in heavy fighting Friday, claiming to have captured the key northern city from the ruling Taliban militia in what would give a major boost to the U.S.-campaign in Afghanistan. An American official said Taliban fighters were on the run.
Ex-Beatle believes in yesterday
November 9, 2001
The song most clearly about Paul McCartney’s late wife Linda on his new album is not about the day he lost her, but the day he met her.
Vigil pays homage to veterans
Annual exercise takes on added meaning this year, ROTC leader says
November 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Somber-faced ROTC cadets kept watch over a candle, flowers and the names of the Kansas University students killed in Vietnam Thursday night. This year, when combat seems more likely than in years past, Veterans Day has new meaning.
Key Afghan city may fall soon
November 9, 2001
U.S. jets struck Taliban targets across northern Afghanistan on Thursday and fierce fighting was reported around the Taliban-held city of Mazar-e-Sharif, cornerstone of the Islamic militia’s control of the north. The commander of the U.S.-led coalition confirmed a “gunfight” was raging south of Mazar-e-Sharif, although he refused to give details. Taliban and opposition spokesmen described intense fighting, with front lines moving back and forth around a key ridge south of the city.
Lawmakers reluctant to OK billions for postal bailout
Postmaster general says shifting financial burden to customers could threaten universal postal system
November 9, 2001
Postmaster General John Potter told a Senate panel Thursday that he needs $3 billion to help the U.S. Postal Service pay for new technology to fight anthrax, as well as $2 billion to cover projected lost revenue since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But lawmakers immediately signaled reluctance to approve a $5 billion bailout. “Users of the mail should not be burdened with these extra costs through the price of postage,” Potter said. “This could quickly threaten the foundation of a universal postal system serving all Americans.”
Kansas ‘Greens’ applaud political party’s new status
November 9, 2001
By Mike Belt The Green Party has established enough national presence to gain the same legal status as the Republican and Democratic parties, regulators ruled Thursday.
Japanese warships deployed to help U.S.
November 9, 2001
Hundreds of Japanese sailors on a small flotilla of warships embarked today for the Indian Ocean, making good on Japan’s pledge to support U.S.-led forces in the war against terrorism.
Suicide bomber foiled amid peace initiative
November 9, 2001
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up when Israeli commandos stormed his hideout Thursday, while a Palestinian official said Europe is working on an initiative to stop 13 months of Mideast violence.
Terrapins toppled
Arizona stings second-ranked Maryland, 71-67
November 9, 2001
In just the second game of the 2001-02 college basketball season, Arizona hung up a victory that may be hard to top. Jason Gardner, the only returning starter from the national runner-up, scored 23 points and the Wildcats shocked No. 2 Maryland, 71-67, Thursday night in the opening round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
Jayhawks get boost from Simien
Powerful freshman flexes muscles in exhibition debut
November 9, 2001
By Gary Bedore A love affair could be brewing between Kansas basketball fans and Leavenworth freshman Wayne Simien. “Everybody is buzzing,” KU coach Roy Williams said of the 15,500 fans’ reaction to the McDonald’s All-American, who scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Wednesday’s 98-77 exhibition victory over the EA Sports All-Stars.
Nation briefs
November 9, 2001
Charge filed in chase Judge blocks order targeting suicide law
Jayhawks ride Hill to victory
Kansas outscores Texas, 45-42, in land of make-believe
November 9, 2001
By Seth Jones Though James Starkweather is a Kansas University senior majoring in biology, he didn’t hesitate throwing the “hook ‘em horns” hand gesture around when it came time for this week’s PlayStation 2 College Football 2002 challenge.
GTAs go public with demands
KU teaching assistants want better pay, insurance coverage, tuition breaks
November 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Representatives from Kansas University and the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition on Thursday broke their silence after 11 months of contract negotiations. GTAs say the university’s base salary offer $7,000 per year indicates KU officials don’t value their efforts. University officials say they’d like to pay teaching assistants more but simply don’t have the money.
Danger lurks at CU
Cornhuskers could be derailed in game in Boulder
November 9, 2001
To maximize their chances for success, wise people must learn to differentiate between friends and foes. It works in business. It’s true in sports. But with the advent of the Bowl Championship Series, no sport makes it harder to separate friend from foe than college football.
Nebraska’s Davies, Wistrom recovering from injuries
November 9, 2001
Nebraska tight end Tracey Wistrom and fullback Judd Davies appear to be healing from injuries that have hobbled them in the last three weeks. “It looks like we are getting a few guys healed up,” coach Frank Solich said Thursday.
Students to get real-life lesson
Bank advances $300 to Sunflower first-, second-graders for business
November 9, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Every small-business owner has agonized about loan decisions by a local bank. On Thursday, it was the turn of students at Sunflower School to deal with loan-approval anxiety. Three classes of first-graders and three classes of second-graders had applied for loans of $50 each from Central National Bank of Lawrence.
Players start battle to block contraction
Union files grievance stating labor agreement was violated
November 9, 2001
Baseball players began their fight to stop owners from eliminating two major league teams, filing a grievance claiming their labor contract was violated. Management and the union met for about two hours Thursday, their first session since owners voted earlier in the week to get rid of two teams next year with Montreal and Minnesota the front-runners to disappear.
Twins search on hold
November 9, 2001
Don’t bother applying to become manager of the Minnesota Twins: General manager Terry Ryan is no longer looking to fill the vacancy. “We’re in a situation where we’re on hold,” he said Thursday at the general managers’ meetings.
Lawrence teacher gets bit role on ‘Friends’
November 9, 2001
By Jan Biles Lawrence resident Janeal Krehbiel will be making her television acting debut Thursday, and it’s on one of the nation’s most-watched shows. Krehbiel, vocal instructor at Southwest Junior High School, will appear in two restaurant scenes along with Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) on an episode of NBC’s hit series “Friends.”
CBS station speeds telecast
November 9, 2001
It’s not as though they were trying to cut a two-minute drill to 1:45. Still, a Pittsburgh TV station said it made a mistake when it electronically shortened a Steelers’ game telecast.
Metro areas deserve more races
November 9, 2001
The numbers tell the story NASCAR is running too many races in the wrong places. A look at the statistics shows that many of the large-market tracks on the NASCAR schedule have only one Winston Cup event a year, while many of the tracks in smaller markets have two Cup races each year.
Stewart to shoot for third straight at Homestead
November 9, 2001
Tony Stewart’s bumpy ride through the politics of NASCAR has done little to hurt his performance on the track, and he’d like to prove that again by winning the Pennzoil 400.
Duval leads Dunlop
Birdie binge good for 6-under 65 in Japan
November 9, 2001
David Duval recovered from an early bogey with seven birdies in a 10-hole stretch while carding a 6-under-par 65 Thursday for a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the $1.6 million Dunlop Phoenix.
Virus hasn’t slowed Magic man
Johnson ‘busier now’ than when he was first diagnosed with HIV
November 9, 2001
Ten years after he was run out of the NBA, still in his basketball prime, there’s not a bitter bone in Magic Johnson’s body. “My wife said she wishes I was still out there playing, because I’m busier now than when I was playing,” Johnson said this week.
Wolves spank Bulls
Minnesota hands Chicago worst NBA loss
November 9, 2001
The Minnesota Timberwolves are off to their best start ever. The Chicago Bulls might just want to start over. Joe Smith scored 17 points to lead seven Timberwolves in double figures, and Minnesota led by as many as 56 points in a 127-74 victory over Chicago.
Wooldridge: Louisville leads for Hornets
November 9, 2001
Charlotte Hornets co-owner Ray Wooldridge said Thursday that Louisville is the leading candidate to land the NBA franchise. Wooldridge met Thursday with Louisville Mayor Dave Armstrong and business leaders to discuss a financing plan for a downtown arena, possible arena sites and potential corporate sponsors.
On the record
November 9, 2001
KU Grads donate to help fight anti-Semitism
Husband and wife’s donation creates sociology professorship to study ethnic, racial prejudices
November 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck In 1934, the head of the Kansas University sociology department told Sam Sass being Jewish would keep him from a successful career in sociology.
Brownback backs KU grad for federal bench
November 9, 2001
By Mike Belt Kansas University law graduate Julie Robinson should have no trouble gaining confirmation to the federal bench, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback said Thursday.
David H. Scott
November 9, 2001
Penalty phase of KC murder trial to go on
November 9, 2001
The trial to determine whether a man should die or spend the rest of his life in prison for kidnapping and killing 10-year-old Pamela Butler will start Tuesday.
Banks, offices to observe Veterans Day
November 9, 2001
Lawrence and Douglas County government offices will be open Monday, the day after Veterans Day, but some public services will be unavailable.
Imprisoned Peltier seeks sentence reduction
November 9, 2001
American Indian activist Leonard Peltier wants a federal judge in Fargo, N.D., to reduce his murder sentence so the two life terms run concurrently, rather than consecutively. The change would give Peltier an earlier chance at parole.
County security
November 9, 2001
Central spirit
November 9, 2001
Intolerance also protected
November 9, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald So now it’s legal to burn a cross in Virginia. Last week, the state Supreme Court struck down a 49-year-old statute that outlawed the practice. Unconstitutional, said the court. Virginia’s attorney general is considering an appeal, the NAACP is weighing its options and I’m thinking the court probably did the right thing. Or at the very least, the only thing it could. Any other ruling, it seems to me, would have violated the constitutional guarantee of free speech.
Ruling protects ‘seminal’ right
November 9, 2001
Six days before Sept. 11 purged much of the silliness from public life, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, famously imaginative and frequently reversed, outdid itself. Rummaging around in the U.S. Constitution, it discovered that male inmates in prisons have a “fundamental” right to procreate by artificial insemination.
Expert discusses anthrax at KC convention
November 9, 2001
If microscopic anthrax spores land on a letter, it is “extremely unlikely” that they will become airborne for unsuspecting people to inhale, one of the government’s top medical researchers said Thursday.
KC workers told to stop taking anthrax antibiotics
November 9, 2001
The 250 workers and recent visitors to a Kansas City postal facility where anthrax was found can stop taking precautionary antibiotics, health officials said Thursday.
Town helps family go to Australia for surgery to correct son’s seizures
November 9, 2001
A Kearney, Mo., family is flying to Australia for surgery to remove their 14-year-old son’s grape-sized brain tumor after their community raised thousands of dollars in aid.
Keeping the fire lit
Lawrence family proud to follow Zoroastrian theology
November 9, 2001
By Jim Baker The Birdie family of Lawrence belongs to one of oldest religions still in existence a faith that might have been the first religion to subscribe to a belief in one God. Its theology has had a great influence on Judaism, Christianity and other religions in the beliefs surrounding God and Satan, the soul, heaven and hell, a savior figure, resurrection and a final judgment of mankind.
Hamilton sparks Florida
After injury layoff, guard scores 17 in 72-64 victory
November 9, 2001
The opening night of the 2001-02 college basketball season meant more to Justin Hamilton than most other players and it showed. The 6-foot-3 guard, who missed more than half of last season with a knee injury, scored 17 points to lead No. 6 Florida to a 72-64 victory over No. 16 Temple on Thursday night in the opening round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
Lemieux won’t return this weekend
November 9, 2001
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Rick Kehoe said center Mario Lemieux will probably not return from hip surgery this weekend.
Torah commentary evolves
Conservative Judaism shifts toward modernity
November 9, 2001
For the better part of a century, Judaism’s Conservative branch worshipped with the same Torah commentary a volume written by a rabbi born and educated in the 1800s. But the Conservative outlook has become notably less conservative over the decades, and a landmark publication at the start of this new century underscores that change.
Parents must steer lightly through teen turbulence
November 9, 2001
My 16-year-old daughter is driving me crazy. She is sassy, noisy and selfish. Her room looks like a pigpen, and she won’t work any harder in school than is absolutely necessary to get by. Everything I taught her, from manners to faith, seems to have sailed through her ears. What in the world do my husband and I do now?
Re/Max manager defining role
November 9, 2001
Name: Alan Miller. Residence: Rural Lawrence.
FCC to cut cap on space for wireless companies
November 9, 2001
The government moved Thursday to eliminate a cap on how much space on the airwaves a wireless company can own in a market. The decision opens the way for mergers between major carriers and allows them to provide more mobile services such as high-speed Internet access.
Fighter pilot returns home for Marines’ 226th birthday
November 9, 2001
A former Lawrence resident who is now a high-ranking military officer will be the featured speaker at a Marine Corps Birthday/Veteran’s Day celebration this morning.
Alzheimers sufferers on the rise
November 9, 2001
With the baby boom generation aging, the number of people expected to be diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease will increase from 4 million to 14 million by the year 2040.
Nation/World Briefs
November 9, 2001
Red Cross to review fund for victims of terrorism F-16s force plane to land Saudis say claims untrue about bin Laden and weapons
Anniversary
November 9, 2001
David H. Scott
November 9, 2001
Graveside services for David H. Scott, 85, Independence will be at noon Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence. Mr. Scott died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at his home.
Spirituality
November 9, 2001
Missouri Baptists oust moderate church near KC Jerry Falwell’s media rep ends professional ties Bishop warns priests against woman’s ordination
Kansas tumbles to Tigers in Big 12 tourney
November 9, 2001
Missouri bounced Kansas out of the Big 12 women’s soccer tournament with a 1-0, double-overtime victory here Thursday. The match was decided on a penalty kick in the 111th minute when the Tigers’ Karen Bauer knocked the ball past KU goalkeeper Meghan Miller and into the net to end the game.
KU theater production of Chekov play spurs related activities
November 9, 2001
Two special events are being planned in conjunction with University Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov.
Former head coaches silent on KU opening
November 9, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Two former college football head coaches Jim Donnan of Georgia and Dick Tomey of Arizona said Thursday they hadn’t been contacted by Kansas University officials and wouldn’t comment about KU’s opening.
KU needs to find way of paying its coaches
November 9, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Two days before 1987 came to an end, Kansas University hired Glen Mason as its new head football coach. KU paid Mason, who had two years of head coaching experience at Kent State, the munificent sum of $78,000 a year to resurrect a moribund program.
Congregations unite for Community Thanksgiving service
November 9, 2001
By Jim Baker The Lawrence Ministerial Assn. will sponsor a Community Thanksgiving event incorporating prayer, song, readings and meditations from the city’s varied faith traditions. “This will be an interfaith opportunity to gather, pray and celebrate that for which we feel grateful,” said the Rev. Sherry Schultz, the association’s president and pastor of Unity Church of Lawrence, 416 Lincoln St. “We’ve spent so much time grieving lately; this will be a chance to express gratitude.”
Politicians disagree on Microsoft suit
November 9, 2001
Attorney general candidate Phill Kline said he would not have involved Kansas in an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft if the decision had been his. Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall joined 17 other states and the federal government in taking the computer software giant to court in 1998. Like other critics, she believes Microsoft’s market power gave it a monopoly, and that the company engaged in illegal practices.
Bonehead move
November 9, 2001
Plan to extend life of aquifer gets initial OK
November 9, 2001
An incentive-based management plan to extend the life of the Ogallala Aquifer, the primary water source for western Kansas, won unanimous approval Thursday by the Kansas Water Authority.
Religion briefs
November 9, 2001
Lecompton Methodist plans annual dinner Thanksgiving service set at Perry Christian Catholic school auction features prize options Mustard Seed service honors veterans
Horoscopes
November 9, 2001
Ex-Beatle believes in yesterday
November 9, 2001
The song most clearly about Paul McCartney’s late wife Linda on his new album is not about the day he lost her, but the day he met her.
Area briefs
November 9, 2001
Talks next week to say when arch repairs start Haskell anthrax alert passes without incident Sex crime report under investigation Historical Society gives director standing ovation
Alzheimers sufferers on the rise
November 9, 2001
With the baby boom generation aging, the number of people expected to be diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease will increase from 4 million to 14 million by the year 2040.
People
November 9, 2001
Teen gives Charles princely slap Judge deals Brown legal setback Hurley expecting first child
6Sports video report: Hawks fall to MU in double overtime
November 9, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the KU soccer team’s loss to the Missouri Tigers.
Former head coaches silent on KU opening
November 9, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Two former college football head coaches Jim Donnan of Georgia and Dick Tomey of Arizona said Thursday they hadn’t been contacted by Kansas University officials and wouldn’t comment about KU’s opening.
Expert discusses anthrax at KC convention
November 9, 2001
If microscopic anthrax spores land on a letter, it is “extremely unlikely” that they will become airborne for unsuspecting people to inhale, one of the government’s top medical researchers said Thursday.
Veterans to be honored with events around area
November 9, 2001
By Joy Ludwig This weekend, thousands of people across the country will honor friends and family who fought and perhaps died at war.
KU proposes raising on-campus housing fees
November 9, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The cost to live in student housing at Kansas University will increase an average 6.8 percent, or about $300 per student, under a plan submitted to the Kansas Board of Regents. The proposed KU increase is the largest of the state’s six regents universities, and would follow on the heels of an average 5.7 percent increase this academic year.
North-South dispute’ divides WTO talks
November 9, 2001
Amid heightened security, trade ministers assembled today to take up the unfinished business of globalization, a task made more difficult by a range of bitter disputes, especially the one about the price poor countries must pay for patented drugs.
Seabury presents fall sports awards
November 9, 2001
Matt Parker, Regan Sisson, Elizabeth Ross and Kris Finger earned Seabury Academy’s most valuable performer awards for fall sports. Parker and Sisson won for cross country, Ross for volleyball and Finger for soccer.
People
November 9, 2001
Teen gives Charles princely slap Judge deals Brown legal setback Hurley expecting first child
Briefcase
November 9, 2001
Northrop to take over Newport News shipyard Consumers flock to discount stores Jobless claims drop Atchison Casting trims losses in first quarter
Marvin D. Durbin
November 9, 2001
Nuclear threats
November 9, 2001
J-W Editorials Terrorist talk about atomic weapons could trigger even more support for American efforts to seek, strike and destroy criminals. No doubt terrorists such as Osama bin Laden are gleeful about the fact their rhetoric and behavior have many gravely concerned about the prospect they might use nuclear weapons to further their cause. They certainly had hoped to create such a concern.
tops charts for now
November 9, 2001
Defying lukewarm reviews and family controversies, Michael Jackson returns to the top of the album charts this week with “Invincible.”
Agencies’ redesign shifts war on terror
November 9, 2001
The Bush administration on Thursday announced a sweeping redesign of federal law enforcement, the first step in transforming America’s security and intelligence agencies for the 21st century fight against terrorism.
Pa. town reluctantly takes place in spotlight
November 9, 2001
By Joel Mathis The FBI is gone and the national media have shifted their attention to the war in Afghanistan and anthrax at home. But the work of identifying and mourning the victims of Flight 93 continues in western Pennsylvania. And residents here are still coming to terms with how their lives have changed.
Nation/World Briefs
November 9, 2001
Red Cross to review fund for victims of terrorism F-16s force plane to land Saudis say claims untrue about bin Laden and weapons
Briefly
November 9, 2001
Catholic officials slam sex manual for refugees Environmental activists released from prison Agencies say hunger threatens world stability Government decides against ban on spanking
Grbac ready to return for Monday night game
November 9, 2001
A freshened quarterback Elvis Grbac will step into the Monday night spotlight when he returns to the Baltimore Ravens’ offense after missing 21/2 games with bruised ribs. Grbac admits the pressure will be on, but says facing division rival Tennessee in the Ravens’ first-ever Monday night appearance will help him get back into the flow of the game.
Local briefs
November 9, 2001
Fighter pilot returns home for Marines’ 226th birthday A former Lawrence resident who is now a high-ranking military officer will be the featured speaker at a Marine Corps Birthday/Veteran’s Day celebration this morning. Marine Col. Jerry Durrant, a 1967 Lawrence High graduate and a former fighter pilot, will be the keynote speaker at an event commemorating the 226th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. at the American Legion building, 3408 W. Sixth St. The event is open to the public. Durrant is a regimental commander based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. The event will include a presentation on the Douglas County Memorial Fund and a display of a Marine Corps Humvee vehicle. Thursday, Gunnery Sgt. Tony Harrison of the KU Marine Reserve Officer Training Corps, in above photo at left, and Capt. Bill Powell set up for the event. Transportation: Harvard Road gets first of two traffic circles Drivers on the western portion of Harvard Road should be prepared to navigate a new traffic-calming circle. City crews Wednesday installed a temporary traffic-calming circle at the intersection of Harvard Road and Goldfield Street. City Traffic Engineer David Woosley said the device was installed at the request of the neighborhood in an effort to slow speeds and improve pedestrian safety. If effective, the temporary traffic circle may be replaced with a permanent device. Woosley said in the next two weeks another temporary traffic circle will be installed one block to the west where Harvard Road intersects with Mulberry and Grove drives. ______________ Fund Raising: Sister Cities board hopes to raise $3,000 for fund Lawrence Sister Cities Advisory Board members say money shouldn’t be a hindrance for students who want to take part in sister cities exchanges. “The goal of the board is to allow anyone to go who has the desire and the aptitude,” said board chairman Bob Schumm. The board kicked off a fund-raising drive Thursday that will place 100 coin banks in businesses across town. Board members hope patrons will fill the banks with enough spare change to generate at least $3,000 for a scholarship fund to help students pay for trips to Eutin, Germany, and Hiratsuka, Japan, Schumm said. The fund will augment money the city already allocates for the program about $2,500 annually, Schumm said. ______________ Genetic Research: Stowers Institute adds two scientists to staff The Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Mo., is increasing its staff to 12 lead scientists, with two new researchers to start next year. The institute has announced that Olivier Pourquie and Jennifer Gerton would join as lead scientists in June. Like other lead scientists, both Pourquie and Gerton will oversee independent laboratories. Pourquie is currently at the Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille, France. Gerton studies what ensures cells have the proper number of chromosomes after they divide. The Stowers Institute was founded by Jim and Virginia Stowers and is dedicated to studying complex genetic systems. ______________ America responds: INS to check visas of 400 people in area, chief says Federal law enforcement agencies have their hands full as they continue to investigate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C., Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin told about 200 Rotary Club members Thursday. That investigation has expanded into numerous areas, including background checks on people who have entered the country on a variety of visas including those in the Lawrence area, Olin said. There are about 400 people in the Lawrence area whose visa status needs to be checked, Olin said. It does not mean they are terrorists, he said. Those checks are being made by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
This weekend’s races
November 9, 2001
Childs’ TD lifts Rams over Air Force
November 9, 2001
Pete Rebstock’s 73-yard kickoff return helped set up Henrhilds’ 1-yard scoring run with 6:46 left as Colorado State held off Air Force, 28-21, on Thursday night. The Rams (5-5, 4-2 Mountain West) got two touchdown runs from Duan Ruff and blocked a punt for another score.
Rangers slam Isles, 6-2
Conference unbeaten streak ends at 10
November 9, 2001
Theo Fleury, Brian Leetch and Sandy McCarthy scored in a 65-second span in the first period as the New York Rangers emphatically ended the Islanders’ Eastern Conference unbeaten streak with a 6-2 victory Thursday night.
Daily ticker
November 9, 2001
Briefcase
November 9, 2001
Retail: New jeweler coming to South Iowa Street Antitrust trial: Judge in Microsoft case sets schedule for trial Agriculture: USDA boosts production estimates for fall crops Kansas City: New pharmaceutical center could bring 500 positions
Anniversary
November 9, 2001
Collins Jerry and Brenda Collins, Baldwin, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Monday.
Lawrence family proud to follow Zoroastrian theology
November 9, 2001
By Jim Baker The Birdie family of Lawrence belongs to one of oldest religions still in existence a faith that might have been the first religion to subscribe to a belief in one God. Its theology has had a great influence on Judaism, Christianity and other religions in the beliefs surrounding God and Satan, the soul, heaven and hell, a savior figure, resurrection and a final judgment of mankind.
6Sports video report: Jayhawk secondary will have big job on Saturday
November 9, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on what the Jayhawks will have to do to get the win against Texas.
Opposition takes strategic northern Afghan city
November 9, 2001
(Updated Friday at 3:48 p.m.) Opposition forces entered Mazar-e-Sharif in heavy fighting Friday, claiming to have captured the key northern city from the ruling Taliban militia in what would give a major boost to the U.S.-campaign in Afghanistan. An American official said Taliban fighters were on the run.
Conservative Judaism shifts toward modernity
November 9, 2001
For the better part of a century, Judaism’s Conservative branch worshipped with the same Torah commentary a volume written by a rabbi born and educated in the 1800s. But the Conservative outlook has become notably less conservative over the decades, and a landmark publication at the start of this new century underscores that change.
Powerful freshman flexes muscles in exhibition debut
November 9, 2001
By Gary Bedore A love affair could be brewing between Kansas basketball fans and Leavenworth freshman Wayne Simien. “Everybody is buzzing,” KU coach Roy Williams said of the 15,500 fans’ reaction to the McDonald’s All-American, who scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Wednesday’s 98-77 exhibition victory over the EA Sports All-Stars.
Bush says anti-terror coalition never stronger
November 9, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 12:02 p.m.) Brushing aside criticism, President Bush said Friday the worldwide coalition against terrorism has never been stronger and added, “now is the time for action” on military, diplomatic and other fronts.
Spirituality
November 9, 2001
Missouri Baptists oust moderate church near KC Jerry Falwell’s media rep ends professional ties Bishop warns priests against woman’s ordination
Parents must steer lightly through teen turbulence
November 9, 2001
My 16-year-old daughter is driving me crazy. She is sassy, noisy and selfish. Her room looks like a pigpen, and she won’t work any harder in school than is absolutely necessary to get by. Everything I taught her, from manners to faith, seems to have sailed through her ears. What in the world do my husband and I do now?
6Sports video report: Hawks fall to MU in double overtime
November 9, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the KU soccer team’s loss to the Missouri Tigers.
Avoid panic, Bush urges
President asks nation to turn fear into action
November 9, 2001
President Bush assured an uneasy nation Thursday night that the United States will prevail against terrorists and said Americans should not “give in to exaggerated fears or passing rumors.” In a prime-time address, he told Americans to turn their fears into action: Volunteer in hospitals, schools, homeless shelters and at military facilities or train for emergency service work and join a new civil defense force he hopes to build.
CART finished strong, but future grim
Engine unhappy, new television contract disappointing
November 9, 2001
The 2001 CART season ended under a caution flag after the most competitive race in its history. That made the Toyota 500 a mirror image of the Champ car series, which faces a questionable future despite some of the greatest racing in its 23 years.
Terrorism alters global priorities
November 9, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The United States made many demands on allies and friends in launching military operations in Afghanistan. None has been more difficult to field than the request made to Israel and to India: Restrain your own wars against terror so we can get on with ours.
California escape
November 9, 2001
Nuclear threats
November 9, 2001
J-W Editorials Terrorist talk about atomic weapons could trigger even more support for American efforts to seek, strike and destroy criminals. No doubt terrorists such as Osama bin Laden are gleeful about the fact their rhetoric and behavior have many gravely concerned about the prospect they might use nuclear weapons to further their cause. They certainly had hoped to create such a concern.
Spartans open wallets to Izzo
November 9, 2001
Michigan State has created a private fund aimed at enticing Tom Izzo to remain as Spartans basketball coach and discouraging him from jumping to the pros for five more years.
Muslim chaplains support troops, U.S. effort
November 9, 2001
One day back in 1979, Qaseem A. Uqdah was in the mess hall line at the Parris Island boot camp when a cook slapped a piece of ham onto his outstretched tray.
Western’s purge worries lawmakers
November 9, 2001
Several key legislators are concerned by what they believe is a purge of top management at the state’s largest electric company. Topeka-based Western Resources Inc. is cutting expenses and staff after the Kansas Corporation Commission rejected a reorganization plan and ordered a $15.6 million cut in its annual rates. Western has 2,400 employees, including 800 in Topeka.
6News video report: ROTC members remember the fallen
November 9, 2001
Marta Costello reports on the Veterans Day services being observed by the KU ROTC cadets.
Religion briefs
November 9, 2001
Lecompton Methodist plans annual dinner Thanksgiving service set at Perry Christian Catholic school auction features prize options Mustard Seed service honors veterans
Muslim chaplains support troops, U.S. effort
November 9, 2001
One day back in 1979, Qaseem A. Uqdah was in the mess hall line at the Parris Island boot camp when a cook slapped a piece of ham onto his outstretched tray.
Marvin D. Durbin
November 9, 2001
Services for Marvin D. Durbin, 82, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Mr. Durbin died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Ottawa Retirement Village.
Aycock services
November 9, 2001
6Sports video report: Jayhawk secondary will have big job on Saturday
November 9, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on what the Jayhawks will have to do to get the win against Texas.
President asks nation to turn fear into action
November 9, 2001
President Bush assured an uneasy nation Thursday night that the United States will prevail against terrorists and said Americans should not “give in to exaggerated fears or passing rumors.” In a prime-time address, he told Americans to turn their fears into action: Volunteer in hospitals, schools, homeless shelters and at military facilities or train for emergency service work and join a new civil defense force he hopes to build.
Pa. town reluctantly takes place in spotlight
November 9, 2001
By Joel Mathis The FBI is gone and the national media have shifted their attention to the war in Afghanistan and anthrax at home. But the work of identifying and mourning the victims of Flight 93 continues in western Pennsylvania. And residents here are still coming to terms with how their lives have changed.
Key Afghan city may fall soon
November 9, 2001
U.S. jets struck Taliban targets across northern Afghanistan on Thursday and fierce fighting was reported around the Taliban-held city of Mazar-e-Sharif, cornerstone of the Islamic militia’s control of the north. The commander of the U.S.-led coalition confirmed a “gunfight” was raging south of Mazar-e-Sharif, although he refused to give details. Taliban and opposition spokesmen described intense fighting, with front lines moving back and forth around a key ridge south of the city.
Terrorism alters global priorities
November 9, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The United States made many demands on allies and friends in launching military operations in Afghanistan. None has been more difficult to field than the request made to Israel and to India: Restrain your own wars against terror so we can get on with ours.
Postmaster general says shifting financial burden to customers could threaten universal postal system
November 9, 2001
Postmaster General John Potter told a Senate panel Thursday that he needs $3 billion to help the U.S. Postal Service pay for new technology to fight anthrax, as well as $2 billion to cover projected lost revenue since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But lawmakers immediately signaled reluctance to approve a $5 billion bailout. “Users of the mail should not be burdened with these extra costs through the price of postage,” Potter said. “This could quickly threaten the foundation of a universal postal system serving all Americans.”
Major airlines complete measures to fortify cockpit doors against hijacking attempts
November 9, 2001
President Bush will announce an expanded role for National Guard troops at airports, including putting them at boarding gates, administration officials said Thursday.
First lady looks at U.S. life, her role after attacks
November 9, 2001
First lady Laura Bush reflected Thursday on the events of Sept. 11, calling it a day “when strangers became heroes” and the nation came together in caring and compassion.
redesign shifts war on terror
November 9, 2001
The Bush administration on Thursday announced a sweeping redesign of federal law enforcement, the first step in transforming America’s security and intelligence agencies for the 21st century fight against terrorism.
Japanese warships deployed to help U.S.
November 9, 2001
Hundreds of Japanese sailors on a small flotilla of warships embarked today for the Indian Ocean, making good on Japan’s pledge to support U.S.-led forces in the war against terrorism.
KU needs to find way of paying its coaches
November 9, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Two days before 1987 came to an end, Kansas University hired Glen Mason as its new head football coach. KU paid Mason, who had two years of head coaching experience at Kent State, the munificent sum of $78,000 a year to resurrect a moribund program.
Kansas outscores Texas, 45-42, in land of make-believe
November 9, 2001
By Seth Jones Though James Starkweather is a Kansas University senior majoring in biology, he didn’t hesitate throwing the “hook ‘em horns” hand gesture around when it came time for this week’s PlayStation 2 College Football 2002 challenge.
Kansas tumbles to Tigers in Big 12 tourney
November 9, 2001
Missouri bounced Kansas out of the Big 12 women’s soccer tournament with a 1-0, double-overtime victory here Thursday. The match was decided on a penalty kick in the 111th minute when the Tigers’ Karen Bauer knocked the ball past KU goalkeeper Meghan Miller and into the net to end the game.
Aycock services
November 9, 2001
Memorial services for Robert Justin Aycock, 20, Dallas, will be at 2 p.m. today at Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas. Burial will be in Farmersville Cemetery. Mr. Aycock died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at his Lawrence home.
KC workers told to stop taking anthrax antibiotics
November 9, 2001
The 250 workers and recent visitors to a Kansas City postal facility where anthrax was found can stop taking precautionary antibiotics, health officials said Thursday.
Congregations unite for Community Thanksgiving service
November 9, 2001
By Jim Baker The Lawrence Ministerial Assn. will sponsor a Community Thanksgiving event incorporating prayer, song, readings and meditations from the city’s varied faith traditions. “This will be an interfaith opportunity to gather, pray and celebrate that for which we feel grateful,” said the Rev. Sherry Schultz, the association’s president and pastor of Unity Church of Lawrence, 416 Lincoln St. “We’ve spent so much time grieving lately; this will be a chance to express gratitude.”
First lady looks at U.S. life, her role after attacks
November 9, 2001
First lady Laura Bush reflected Thursday on the events of Sept. 11, calling it a day “when strangers became heroes” and the nation came together in caring and compassion.
6News video report: Annual meeting an emotional one
November 9, 2001
Tina Terry reports on the Watkins Community Museum’s decision and explanation for the demotion of the museum’s director.
Jackson’s ‘Invincible’ tops charts for now
November 9, 2001
Defying lukewarm reviews and family controversies, Michael Jackson returns to the top of the album charts this week with “Invincible.”
Bush set to increase National Guard at airports
Major airlines complete measures to fortify cockpit doors against hijacking attempts
November 9, 2001
President Bush will announce an expanded role for National Guard troops at airports, including putting them at boarding gates, administration officials said Thursday.
Kline announces candidacy, denounces opponent
November 9, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Former state legislator Phill Kline announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for attorney general Thursday and quickly went on the offensive against his primary opponent David Adkins. Kline, who last year lost a bid to unseat 3rd District U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat, came through Lawrence as part of a campaign tour of 13 cities during two days.