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Stocks slip lower ahead of Fed meeting
October 1, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 4:23 p.m.) Wall Street took a respite Monday after two weeks of volatile trading, dipping lower as investors absorbed an unsurprising purchasing managers’ report and awaited a Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates.
Several people arrested in Bosnia on suspicion of being linked to global terrorism
October 1, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 8:28 a.m.) Several people suspected of having links to global terrorism were arrested over the past few days, including two who were found with box cutters near Sarajevo’s airport, Bosnian authorities said Monday.
Pakistan says bin Laden handover prospects dim
October 1, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 4:50 a.m.) Pakistan’s president said it was unlikely the Taliban would hand over Osama bin Laden, despite the fact that the hard-line Islamic militia admitted knowing the location of the No. 1 suspect in the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the United States.
`Tough job even tougher’ for Trade Center workers as temperature drops
Governors visit midtown
October 1, 2001
(Updated Monday at 11:24 a.m.) Rain and wind chill into the 30s on Monday numbed the hands of rescue workers picking through more than a million tons of rubble at the World Trade Center site. “It’s turned pretty miserable. It’s making a tough job even tougher,” said Luis Montero, a 38-year-old laborer.
Scottish art exhibit marks birth of KU faculty, student exchange program
October 1, 2001
By Jan Biles An exhibition of artworks hanging in the Art and Design Gallery at Kansas University is the first step to establishing a faculty and student exchange program between KU and the School of Drawing and Painting at the Edinburgh College of Art and Design in Scotland. For the past week, Gordon Brennan and John Brown, lecturers in drawing and painting at Edinburgh College, have been in Lawrence to teach master classes, talk with faculty and help set up the exhibit.
Local briefs
October 1, 2001
Public asked to send notices to new building Because of its move to the News Center at 645 N.H., the Journal-World newsroom is asking that news releases, obituaries and other notices be brought to that office rather than the office at 609 N.H. The public entrance to the building is off Seventh Street. The phone number is 832-6397. The fax number is 843-4512. Advertising and delivery questions still should be directed to the office at 609 N.H. The main Journal-World phone number remains 843-1000. __________ Community: KU sponsors volunteer fair The Kansas University Career and Employment Services and the Center for Community Outreach are sponsoring a volunteer fair on Oct. 4. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fourth floor lobby of the Kansas Union. KU students who would like to learn more about helping others can visit national and local volunteer organizations. Some of the organizations include Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Douglas County, Women’s Transitional Care Services, Jesuit Volunteer Corps-Midwest, New Orleans Volunteer Service Community, Maryknoll Mission Assn., Peace Corps and Passonist Lay Missioners. For more information, visit the Web site at www.ku.edu/~uces/events/volunteerfair.shtml. __________ Kansas Responds: Security measures close lakes near nuclear plant Burlington Security concerns that have swept the country since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have even touched fishing and hunting spots in Kansas. Coffey County Lake is closed until further notice because it is located next to the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant, which some consider a potential terrorist target. Officials emphasize that the outdoors areas are safe and unlikely to ever be hit by terrorists. Coffey County Sheriff Randy Rogers, who oversees the lake’s recreation program, is confident the nuclear reactor was constructed to guard against terrorist strikes. He said the bigger threat is someone trying to disrupt power service. He said no date has been set for reopening the grounds. __________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.259 at Miller Mart at East 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol board.
Drunken stupor
October 1, 2001
J-W Editorials Comparative figures regarding the terrorist atrocities and alcohol-related deaths are horribly sobering. Numbers often can be manipulated in both positive and negative ways, and don’t always tell the full story about a given subject. But two figures that appeared in recent news stories are a grim testimonial to the devastating ways people can interact.
America draws on inner strengths
October 1, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Perhaps it’s time to see, amid our nation’s enormous grief, the potential for growth and hopeful change. Consider some examples: Our understanding of what has meaning in life has deepened. Not only have loved ones been in contact, and long-unattended friendships been rekindled. Our heroes, at the moment, are neither the celebrities nor the tycoons whose work is so lavishly rewarded, but rather the people whose work has been taken for granted and modestly compensated the firefighters and law enforcement officers who risked and lost their lives to save others in the World Trade Center towers.
Polish history
October 1, 2001
Teach your children well
October 1, 2001
Home schooling not a risk
October 1, 2001
By Bill Ferguson Warner Robins (Ga.) Daily Sun When my wife and I decided to begin home schooling our daughter last year, we had plenty of concerns and reservations. Although we felt she’d benefit from the increased attention and the customized curriculum she’d be getting at home, we were concerned about the effect being at home most of the time would have on the development of her social skills.
HALO celebrates 30th anniversary
October 1, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Anissa Vitale came to Kansas University worried about being Hispanic on a predominately white campus.
Public invited to join KU parade
October 1, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University’s Hispanic American Leadership Organization is celebrating its 30th birthday with one of the most public events in the group’s history.
KCI on high alert following attacks
October 1, 2001
Security remained heavy at Kansas City International airport on Sunday, bringing praise from some travelers but causing three musicians from India to miss a flight to Syracuse, N.Y.
Colleges limit classroom Web access
Massachusetts schools use software to limit Internet options
October 1, 2001
Two colleges on the cutting edge of Internet technology are now pioneering solutions to a rapidly growing problem: students who pay more attention to their computers than to their professors. Bentley and Babson colleges were among the first in the nation to wire their classrooms for the Internet. And now they’re spending tens of thousands of dollars on software and hardware that lets professors block some Internet access in classrooms with network connections.
Bite into shark sites
October 1, 2001
Shark attacks have been making the news. While people wonder whether it’s safe to go in the water, we put a toe into the Web to see how sharks are faring there.
In comparing computers, does megahertz really matter anymore?
October 1, 2001
When insurance agent Yolanda Barba went shopping for a new home computer, she sought a faster system that could run more programs than her old PC.
Where to get help with your 401(k)
October 1, 2001
If you’re worried about your 401(k), but don’t know what to do about it, stop procrastinating and start learning. One easy place to get information about funds is your 401(k) plan sponsor, typically a mutual fund company or investment manager. Check with your company for a contact.
Checking account holders should be aware of blacklist
October 1, 2001
Will no one stop the banking industry from ruining customers who make small mistakes with their checking accounts? For a $2 error, you can be put on a banking blacklist. Once that happens, you usually won’t be able to get a new checking account for the next five years! That doesn’t happen to the rich who bring big deposits to the bank. It’s only the little guy the average American who gets slammed.
On the money: Web sites for finding jobs
October 1, 2001
During an economic downturn, the search for a new job becomes no easy task. With this in mind it is a good idea once again to review where you can go on the Web to find employment listings for the United States, and in some cases, overseas.
Husband’s illness makes wife feel stuck in miserable marriage
October 1, 2001
Don’t Say a Word’ makes strong statement
October 1, 2001
A trio of strong new releases helped lure audiences back to theaters after the worst weekend of the year.
Dianne Hamersky
October 1, 2001
LeRoy S. Parsons
October 1, 2001
Archie Morris
October 1, 2001
Kansas City wallops woeful Washington
KC posts first victory at Schottenheimer’s expense; Skins fall to 0-3
October 1, 2001
One coach got his first taste of success with his new team. The other is on the verge of redefining failure for the Washington Redskins. The Kansas City Chiefs scored on seven straight possessions, and Priest Holmes had 225 yards of total offense as coach Dick Vermeil avoided his first 0-3 start with Sunday’s 45-13 victory over the Redskins.
Local game show to debut
October 1, 2001
Sunflower Broadband’s newest show, “1 on 1 Sports Trivia,” will debut at 7 tonight on Cable Channel Six.
College Soccer Jayhawks stop OSU
October 1, 2001
Kansas University handed Oklahoma State its first home loss of the season on Sunday, winning 5-3 at Cowgirl Soccer Complex.
White Sox rob Royals
October 1, 2001
Everyone except Carlos Lee seemed impressed by his catch.
Briefs
October 1, 2001
Guillen questionable Trammell gets new deal
More strikes on U.S. ‘likely’
October 1, 2001
The Taliban government confirmed Sunday that Osama bin Laden still is in Afghanistan, but the White House flatly rejected an overture to negotiate his fate. Meantime, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft warned of a “very serious threat” of new terrorism against Americans that may increase if the United States retaliates for the Sept. 11 attacks.
Lawrence area commerce unevenly affected by race
Overall economic impact of Kansas Speedway on city hard to gauge
October 1, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess In the debut of NASCAR’s Winston Cup at the Kansas Speedway, Lawrence was more of a pit stop. Hotels filled, and restaurants saw increased business in the morning and evening, but race fans sped out of town during the rest of the day.
Terrorists found way to Kansas
October 1, 2001
Eyad Ismoil came to the United States in 1989 to attend Wichita State University. Four years later, he drove a truck bomb into the underground garage of the World Trade Center in New York, killing six people. Nasser Hidmi studied English at Kansas State University in 1990 and 1991. In 1992, he was arrested by Israeli authorities in an attempted terrorist bombing. He told investigators he had learned revolutionary theory and war craft in clandestine meetings held in conjunction with religious conventions in Kansas City and weekend retreats outside Chicago.
Five years after ‘reform,’ welfare a mixed blessing
October 1, 2001
By Dave Ranney Five years ago, thousands of low-income Kansans were told their days on welfare were numbered. Starting in October 1996, they couldn’t be on public assistance for more than 60 months. If they were, they would be cut off, forever.
Afghanistan opposition cites advances
October 1, 2001
Afghanistan’s opposition claimed Sunday that hundreds of Taliban soldiers had defected during three days of fierce fighting in the country’s northern mountains that have seen the opposition score major territorial gains. Fighting is raging on several fronts and “20 percent of the Afghan territory is now controlled by the Northern Alliance,” an opposition spokesman, who goes by the single name Abdullah, told a news conference in the Tajik capital Dushanbe.
Military action may unleash new flood of Afghan refugees
October 1, 2001
If the United States attacks terrorist targets in Afghanistan, soldiers will have to deal with not only armed resistance but also with cascades of starving, desperate and fearful refugees. Military officials must plan how the armed forces will help ease the humanitarian crisis and avoid killing civilians. Failure on either point could turn public opinion against the war on terrorism, not only in the United States but throughout the region and around the world.
Briefly
October 1, 2001
Police fear hostage situation in botched mall robbery Report: Bin Laden’s family evacuated U.S. after attacks Blair warns Afghanistan unloading stocks of opium Deposed Afghan king welcomes U.S. assistance
Study finds hate crimes just fraction of all offenses
October 1, 2001
Crimes motivated by hatred for a person’s race, religion or other characteristics remain a tiny percentage of all offenses, the government reported Sunday, based on samples from several states.
Area briefs
October 1, 2001
Five new members added to LHS Hall of Honor Hospital kicks off month of breast cancer awareness
Commission considers special assessments for benefit districts
October 1, 2001
In the only item on the regular agenda, the Lawrence City Commission will set the maximum special assessments for three benefit districts.
On the record
October 1, 2001
Center seeks public education about domestic violence issues
Events include protest, fund-raisers, displays to benefit for victims of abuse
October 1, 2001
By Mindie Paget Women in abusive relationships can’t always just pack their bags and leave.
Joe A. Saenz
October 1, 2001
Florida teams top AP poll
Oklahoma remains No. 3; Kansas State tabbed 12th
October 1, 2001
Crashes mar Protection One 400
October 1, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Just after the first turn of the first lap of the first NASCAR Winston Cup race in Kansas Speedway history, Stacy Compton, Casey Atwood and John Andretti tangled. The wreck ended Atwood’s day before it began.
Running backs take beating
Atlanta’s Anderson hurts left knee; Seattle’s Watters, Giants’ Barber sidelined
October 1, 2001
For the second straight week, it was a rough Sunday on NFL running backs.
Sanders critical of Schottenheimer
Former ‘Skin blames coach for team’s woes
October 1, 2001
Deion Sanders called the Washington Redskins “a team in disarray” and said Sunday that coach Marty Schottenheimer was the reason he retired rather than return to the team.
Defense derails Washington in latest loss
October 1, 2001
The major culprit was different but the bottom line was the same for the Washington Redskins Sunday. They continued their early-season trend of finding a way to hit a new low in every game as they fell apart on defense and lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 45-13, in front of an increasingly disgruntled crowd of 76,573 at FedEx Field.
Lawrence Own Your Own” exhibit awards made
Juried show funds Bert Nash Center while providing art work to patrons
October 1, 2001
By Michael Newman On Friday, September 28th, at the Fields Gallery at 712 Massachusetts in downtown Lawrence, jurors for the “Lawrence Own Your Own” art exhibit sponsored by the Lawrence Committee for the Advancement of the Visual Arts, made their final deliberations.
People
October 1, 2001
J. Lo ties the knot Facing the facts Home sweet home
Horoscopes
October 1, 2001
How to improve 401(k) results
Investors advised to look beyond markets in improving performance
October 1, 2001
Stop blaming the market and start looking at your strategy. Your once shiny 401(k) account has lost its luster.
Architect chosen for KU strength center
October 1, 2001
HOK Sport of Kansas City, Mo., has been awarded the contract to build the $8 million Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center for Kansas University athletics. The two-story structure will contain 25,000 square feet and will be built on the northwest corner of Anshutz Pavilion. Next step is to hire a contractor. The project is expected to be completed by late 2002 or early 2003.
Zung wins rematch with Carter in finals
Last year’s runner-up turns tables on friend
October 1, 2001
By Andy Samuelson One man was defined by his height and power; the other was quick and consistent.
Freedom of expression
October 1, 2001
Virtual product placement ads coming to a TV near you
Technology personalizes advertising for individual households, but raises ethical questions of privacy
October 1, 2001
That can of Coke on your favorite sitcom character’s table sure looks real. But it may be a computerized image inserted after the program was shot.
Politicians stump for New York
October 1, 2001
Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening and District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams took time off to play in the Big Apple Sunday, hoping to show Americans that terrorists have failed to shut down the country with a whirlwind day of eating, shopping and taking in a Broadway show.
Terrorist plot evolved from trials and errors
October 1, 2001
After the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, investigators discovered that conspirator Nidal Ayyad had left behind a chilling computer message: “Next time, it will be very precise.”
Hakkinen going out as winner
Driver overcomes Schumacher for victory in Indianapolis
October 1, 2001
If Mika Hakkinen is determined to leave Formula 1 racing, he’ll leave a winner.
Unknown elements make war on terrorism hard to calculate
October 1, 2001
Like the opening shot in billiards that sends the balls ricocheting in directions unknown, America’s war on terrorism could have unintended consequences far and wide.
Budget digital cameras help you get the picture and share
October 1, 2001
By Dave Toplikar “Go South! C’mon girls!” The cheers went up around me at a recent junior high volleyball tournament at Free State High School.
What’s New
October 1, 2001
Text messaging on cell phones catches on in U.S. Coping via the Web New Sonicblue digital music player shows quality
Gordon wins inaugural race
Series leader takes first Cup event in Kansas City
October 1, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock If American was the predominant flag flying over the NASCAR Winston Cup race last weekend in Dover, Del., caution was the banner most aflutter in the breeze Sunday at Kansas Speedway. A week after Dover was painted red, white and blue in the patriotic fervor surrounding the resumption of the NASCAR season after the terrorist attacks, Cup Series points leader Jeff Gordon survived 13 caution periods including a red-flag cold start with six laps to go to win the Protection One 400 before 75,000 fans Sunday at Kansas City’s new speedway.
School board studies district’s technology
October 1, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board today points a cursor toward ideas for better harnessing technology in classrooms.
Bonds fails to hit home run
Slugger mum after San Francisco’s 5-4 loss to San Diego
October 1, 2001
Barry Bonds didn’t hit his 70th home run and he didn’t get any closer to what he says he really wants: a spot in the postseason.
Rams crush Dolphins
St. Louis wins battle of unbeatens, 42-10
October 1, 2001
Even the Miami Dolphins couldn’t beat Kurt Warner indoors.
Parting is such sweet sorrow
October 1, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate Goodbye, my friends. Adios. Auf wiedersehen. Arreviderci. Shalom. Sayonara. Bonjour.
A new (tele)vision
Interactive TV delivers tailored programs, commercials
October 1, 2001
You’re a huge “ER” fan, so you direct your TV to automatically tape each show on the chance you’ll miss it plus give you regular updates on what’s happening in the off-screen lives of the series’ stars. Or, just as Tiger Woods tees off on the crucial hole, the phone rings. You stop the live-action broadcast until you finish the conversation. Then, you tell the TV you want to zoom in on the ball’s progress and watch it from the vantage point of the green.
State workers plan strike
October 1, 2001
State employees planned to strike this morning after failed contract talks prompted leaders of the two biggest employee unions to authorize walkouts.
Stock losses take toll on Freedom Forum
October 1, 2001
Stock market losses amounting to about 30 percent of its $1 billion endowment have forced the Freedom Forum to close four international offices a move that will hinder the foundation’s efforts to encourage world press freedoms.
Race fans serious about NASCAR
October 1, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Yonder from “Autograph Alley” on the Kansas Speedway infield sits a Winston Cup race car, painted blue and yellow and bearing a track logo. Fans who wander past the race car soon learn they can climb through the window Winston Cup cars don’t have doors and sit in the driver’s seat, work the gear shift, turn the wheel, etc.
Indians win Central
Cleveland trips Twins, 9-1, for sixth title in seven years
October 1, 2001
As champagne soaked Cleveland’s clubhouse from floor to ceiling, Charlie Manuel toasted the Indians’ AL Central title the only way he could.
The Mag: Between Ears box
October 1, 2001
What: Right Between the Ears When: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday
The Mag: Arts in Sunday
October 1, 2001
Arts in Sunday Lawrence native Sara Paretsky talks about her new novel.
KU-Oklahoma game to be televised
October 1, 2001
Only two Big 12 Conference football games will be televised on Saturday, Oct. 13, and one of them is defending national champion Oklahoma’s visit to Kansas. The national TV gig on Fox Sports Net means kickoff for the homecoming contest has been pushed back to 6 p.m.
Eighth grade football
October 1, 2001
Junior High Results EIGHTH GRADE
City golf results
October 1, 2001
City Results JAYHAWK GOLF CLUB ALVAMAR CUP
City tennis results
October 1, 2001
City Results Sunday at Lawrence Tennis Center
City Volleyball Standings
October 1, 2001
City Standings Coed Power One: Chickamajones 3-0, Out of Control 3-0, Brady Chiropractic 3-0, Bollo 2-1, Spike Mine 1-2, Palying for Beer 0-3, Serve and Volleyballers 0-6.
Roadwork Ahead
October 1, 2001
Following is a list of construction projects that will affect traffic this week in the Lawrence area:
High school volleyball
October 1, 2001
High School Results SOPHOMORES
New wetlands option under fire
Biologists: Recreating habitats a shaky compromise for environment
October 1, 2001
By Joel Mathis Creating new wetlands is complicated work. According to a recent report from the National Academy of Sciences, it isn’t even always successful. That’s why Lawrence residents should be cautious about the state’s proposal to build more than 400 acres of new wetlands to replace any in the Baker Wetlands destroyed by completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway, local environmentalists say.
Regents: State fees hamper efficiency
October 1, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Board of Regents has promised lawmakers it will make state universities more efficient. In return, it wants something from lawmakers release from a system where the schools have to pay state bureaucrats in Topeka for certain costs associated with construction and printing.
Registered homes, state assistance help ease county’s day-care shortage
October 1, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Jen Shaffer wants to open her home to other people’s children. She’s in the process of getting her south Lawrence home registered through the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department so she can have a day care.