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Rumsfeld to visit Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Uzbekistan
October 2, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 6:25 p.m.) Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday he will visit four key supporters of the U.S. war against terrorism.
Task force calls for 32nd Street route for SLT
October 2, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 6:16 p.m.) A 32nd Street route for the uncompleted South Lawrence Trafficway won a pair of victories Tuesday by receiving a recommendation from a Lawrence task force and a vote of confidence from a Baker University representative.
Redistricting plan splits Lawrence
October 2, 2001
(Updated Friday at 5:12 p.m.) Republicans have drafted a plan that puts the University of Kansas and most of Lawrence in different congressional districts and separates Fort Riley from Junction City.
City to provide urns to families of trade center victims
October 2, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 6:20 p.m.) The families of the more than 5,000 victims of the World Trade Center attack will each receive a wooden urn with dirt from the mass graveyard, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Tuesday as the first death certificates for the missing were issued.
Fed cuts key interest rate by half-point
Rate lowest since 1962
October 2, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 6:26 p.m.) The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by one-half percentage point Tuesday, pushing it to the lowest level since John F. Kennedy was president in a struggle to offset economic shocks from the terrorist attacks.
New York City offers $1 billion in bonds to pay immediate bills from trade center catastrophe
October 2, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 4:21 p.m.) New York City offered $1 billion in bonds for sale Monday to start paying for the aftermath of a terrorist attack Mayor Rudolph Giuliani branded “maniacal” during an address to the United Nations.
Task force submits airline security report
Report calls for stronger cockpit doors, crew security training
October 2, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 6:27 p.m.) Airlines should begin installing stronger cockpit doors within 30 days and pilots, flight attendants and other crew members should get new security training within six months, a Transportation Department task force is recommending.
Reagan National Airport to reopen with tight security
Armed air marshals to be on every flight
October 2, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 6:20 p.m.) President Bush announced that Reagan National Airport, closed since the terror attacks on the United States three weeks ago, would reopen Thursday under tight security.
Bush effort toward Mideast peace on hold
Terrorist attack sidetracks White House peace initiative
October 2, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 6:21 p.m.) President Bush said Tuesday the idea of a Palestinian state has always been part of the peace process “so long as the right to an Israeli state is respected.” The Sept. 11 attacks on the United States sidetracked an initiative by the Bush administration to launch Israel and the Palestinians into a new peacemaking process that only now is beginning to take shape again, a senior U.S. official said Monday night.
Europe arrests reveal plots on U.S. interests
October 2, 2001
Anti-terrorism judges were questioning a key suspect at the center of a plot to attack the U.S. Embassy in Paris while additional arrests were made elsewhere in Europe and the Middle East on Monday.
Local Briefs
October 2, 2001
Crime: Police arrest pedestrian for slapping unmarked car A 25-year-old Lawrence man early Saturday picked the wrong car hood to pound on and the wrong driver to try to pick a fight with. The two men in the unmarked car were on-duty Lawrence Police officers wearing plainclothes. The officers had stopped their car near the intersection of 10th and Massachusetts streets because several people were crossing the street in front of them, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The suspect, who was one of the passersby, allegedly slapped the hood of the car. When he was told to take his hands off the car, the suspect adopted a fighting stance, Pattrick said. One of the officers got out of the car and identified himself as a police officer. The suspect reportedly still wanted to fight and bumped the officer. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and misdemeanor damage to the car and taken to Douglas County Jail. Damage to the car was listed at $499, the police report said. The suspect was released Monday morning pending charges. _____________________________ Government: City commission tables assessment-rates hearing The short Lawrence City Commission agenda for tonight will be shorter than expected. The lone item on the regular agenda has been tabled. That item a public hearing to set maximum special assessment rates for three benefit districts has been removed because the costs of the project were incorrectly published by the city in advance notices, Assistant City Manager Dave Corliss said. One notice undercut the actual cost by $1 million. Corliss said the city will reprint the official notices and have the hearings at an undetermined later date. Commissioners will still issue proclamations and consider the consent agenda tonight. The meeting will be at 6:35 p.m. at City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. _____________________________ Charity: Salvation Army requests nonperishable food items The Salvation Army of Lawrence is asking for donations of canned and nonperishable food items, citing unprecedented demand for food aid. “We have filled 81 food pantry orders in the last month,” said Lt. Kirk Schuetz, shown here with the empty cupboards at the food pantry. “The high demand for food assistance has completely depleted our normally ample supply of canned vegetables and other items. This is the first time this has happened in the four years I have served here in Lawrence” The canned and other food items are also used in the noon feeding program on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and every evening that the seasonal homeless shelter is open at The Salvation Army headquarters at 946 N.H. Besides canned vegetables, donations of canned meats, boxed dinners such as Hamburger Helper, peanut butte, and jelly also are needed. For more information, call 843-4188. _____________________________ 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 message board.
Tigers top Kansas
Jayhawks fall to Missouri in four games
October 2, 2001
By Doug Pacey The last point of the last game in Kansas University’s match against Missouri on Monday night epitomized the Jayhawks’ play. A Tiger wound up under a pass, jumped and sent the ball flying over the net. Two Jayhawks looked at each other neither making a move toward the ball as it hit the court between them, ending the match and giving Missouri a 30-21, 21-30, 30-25 and 30-17 Big 12 victory at Horejsi Center.
Horoscopes
October 2, 2001
People
October 2, 2001
Stone suffers aneurysm Janet cancels tour Former first daughter at Oxford University Affleck clocked at 114 mph
Daniel Pike
October 2, 2001
KU Basketball Notebook: Duke lands Carolina prep Randolph
Juco player Graves might attend KU’s Late Night With Roy Williams
October 2, 2001
By Gary Bedore Duke has won the recruiting battle for yet another blue chip high school basketball player. The Blue Devils, who recently received a commitment from Midwest City, Okla., power forward Sheldon Williams, on Wednesday will receive a commitment from Shavlik Randolph, a 6-foot-11 forward from Raleigh, N.C.
Greenspan sounds clueless
October 2, 2001
By Robert Reno Newsday Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has advised America that “it is far more important to be right than to be quick.”
American League Roundup: Yankees club Sox
Makeup game draws sparse crowd
October 2, 2001
Sterling Hitchcock showed manager Joe Torre that he’ll be ready in the postseason if the New York Yankees need him. Hitchcock pitched his first complete game since 1998 to help New York beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 Monday night in front of the smallest crowd at Yankee Stadium in more than seven years.
German laws hamper investigation
October 2, 2001
German intelligence intercepted phone calls by celebrating followers of Osama bin Laden, providing a crucial link in the international investigation of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
District ponders technology needs
October 2, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Third-grader Jordan White demonstrated Monday to Lawrence school board members how fast he travels the information highway. From a new high-tech classroom at East Heights School, White brightened a video conference by speeding through a PowerPoint presentation on his life.
NBA briefs
October 2, 2001
Fans clamoring for Wizards’ tickets Clips exercise option on newcomer Brand Mavericks’ coach likes acquisition of Manning Spurs give Popovich three-year extension Iverson’s album won’t be released Knicks without forward Johnson
Bin Laden manual holds volumes of terror
October 2, 2001
Poison gas. Explosives. Hand-to-hand combat. Knives. And religious exhortations. The 11-volume “Manual of Afghan Jihad,” or holy war, makes chilling reading a how-to guide to what it calls the “basic rules of sabotage and destruction.”
Free State’s Wang sets sights on lofty goals
October 2, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Emily Wang remembers the goal she promised herself. The Free State High junior wasn’t going to forget something after only four months, especially something as important as a state championship.
Holloman endures another loss
Lineman’s mother dies
October 2, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University defensive tackle Ervin Holloman has suffered more pain and heartache in the past year than some people experience in a lifetime. In January, Holloman and his wife, Erika, watched helplessly as their daughter, Nia, died after just 48 days from complications of Down syndrome.
Jordan: ‘An itch that needs to be scratched’
Former Bulls All-Star, MVP not listening to critics about comeback bid with Wizards
October 2, 2001
If he fails, Michael Jordan won’t regret it. If he embarrasses himself, he’ll shrug it off. If he loses his final game, he’ll live with it. Jordan made it clear Monday his latest comeback isn’t about succeeding in other people’s eyes. It’s about making peace with himself and giving basketball another chance before it’s too late.
Refugees tell of hunger, terror
October 2, 2001
Some Afghans who fled in recent days say Taliban authorities are dragging young men off to the army and desperately trying to prop up collapsing economies in crippled cities. Some told of sons and husbands shot without explanation by Taliban militiamen in a growing mood of fear and confusion. Many said only poverty, illness and age prevent a greater exodus.
Minnesota workers call strike patriotic
October 2, 2001
Up to 28,000 Minnesota state employees went on strike Monday, brushing off suggestions that the walkout was ill-timed in light of the terrorist attacks and sagging economy. Minnesota’s two largest unions of state employees walked out over pay and benefits in the first such strike in 20 years.
National League Roundup: Braves closing in on 10th straight title
October 2, 2001
The Atlanta Braves were so desperate for offense they signed a 40-something player from the Mexican League. The pitching staff isn’t as dominating as it used to be, either.
Niners down Jets, 19-17
New York falls in first home game since terrorist attacks
October 2, 2001
Efficiency overcame emotion Monday night as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Jets 19-17 in New York’s first home game since the terrorist attacks. After a moving tribute to the rescue workers at the World Trade Center 10 miles from Giants Stadium, the Jets (1-2) sputtered offensively and were sloppy with their tackling.
KU athletes raise money
October 2, 2001
Kansas University student-athletes raised more than $2,000 for the September 11 Fund during an event Sunday at the Hy-Vee grocery store at 4000 West Sixth St. Members of KU’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee as well as other student-athletes worked from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. selling cookies donated by Hy-Vee and collecting donations.
Father must accept son’s dislike of football
Mother needs to protect 12-year-old from ‘reliving’ dad’s youth for him
October 2, 2001
U.S. shouldn’t be fooled twice
October 2, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services You know the old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” How does that apply in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 act of war against our country?
NBC likely to scrub ‘Scrubs’
October 2, 2001
6News report: KU Blood drive going well
October 2, 2001
KU’s Points for Pints blood drive will continue for several days.
Giuliani’s speech at the U.N.
October 2, 2001
The following is the text of the speech, as delivered Monday, by New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani at the United Nations General Assembly’s Special Session on Terrorism.
6Newsreport: Congressman Moore visits site of the WTC attacks
October 2, 2001
Politicians including Congressman Dennis Moore went to examine the site of the terrorist attacks in New York City.
6Newsreport: T-shirts are being sold to help raise funds
October 2, 2001
Firefighters and Sherrif’s Department deputies sell t-shirts to help raise funds for the victims of the September 11 attacks.
Erma Mossman
October 2, 2001
Ethel McCurdy
October 2, 2001
Alfred Mussett
October 2, 2001
Friends recall flutist’s love of music, children
October 2, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Dianne Hamersky will be remembered as a positive, caring person who poured her energy into music. In addition to teaching elementary music for the Royal Valley School District in Hoyt, she played flute with the Lawrence City Band and the CottonWood Winds Quintet.
Moore tours trade center remains
October 2, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess In a hard hat and safety glasses, Kansas Rep. Dennis Moore toured the smoldering remains of the World Trade Center Monday with about 120 members of Congress. “The sensation at the site was just overwhelming,” he said. “It was the visual as well as the sound and smell.”
City secures U.S. grant to replace downtown trees
October 2, 2001
By Joel Mathis The city has received nearly $15,000 in federal funds to replace more than 30 trees in downtown Lawrence. Officials say the grant will speed the normal process of replacing downtown trees. Because they’re constricted by concrete planters, the trees don’t get very big and can’t live very long.
Schools consider schedule changes
October 2, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Principals at three of four Lawrence junior high schools are backing a new course schedule that would reduce the number of daily class periods and increase annual instruction time for students.
Juvenile center sees $860,000 expansion
Renovation will benefit day-school program
October 2, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A Douglas County program hailed as an innovative way to keep troubled youths out of jail is about a month away from being able to increase the number of students it serves by nearly 40 percent.
Nation Briefs
October 2, 2001
Washington: Patriotism stamp unveiled Washington, D.C.: Sallie Mae to forgive loans of spouses of attack victims Washington, D.C.: Smallpox vaccine rushed Washington, D.C.: ‘Snitch’ visas approved
Bush cites progress against terrorism
October 2, 2001
President Bush claimed progress on several fronts in the war on terrorism Monday as he stepped up a covert battle against Afghanistan’s terrorist-harboring Taliban militia. The Taliban’s days seem numbered, suggested the president of neighboring Pakistan.
National Airport to reopen
October 2, 2001
President Bush will authorize reopening Reagan National Airport outside Washington with new security measures, allowing a limited number of flights at the only commercial airport left dark since the Sept. 11 hijackings, administration officials said Monday.
Pentagon releases new report on defense
October 2, 2001
America’s military must make defense of U.S. territory its primary mission and sharpen its ability to counter surprise attacks, a Pentagon study says. Every four years the military publishes a study of strategy and force structure known as the Quadrennial Defense Review.
NFL Briefs
October 2, 2001
Dolphins’ linebacker has ligament tear Falcons’ Anderson faces knee surgery Quarterback Brunell criticizes Cleveland hit Oakland’s Armstrong to miss rest of season
KC’s effort strong against woeful Redskins
Vermeil not surprised running back Holmes accumulated 225 yards of total offense in Sunday’s 45-13 victory
October 2, 2001
The Kansas City Chiefs scored 45 points, and their quarterback and running back had breakout games. Their offensive line and defense controlled the game, and Sunday’s 45-13 victory over the woeful Washington Redskins was exactly what a winless team with a new coaching staff needed.
Big 12 Briefs
October 2, 2001
Huskers’ tight end arrested on Sunday Farmer to start for Missouri again
6news: Redrawing of congressional boundaries may divide Lawrence.
October 2, 2001
The coming redistricting of Kansas may take parts of Lawrence out of the 3rd Congressional District. Local legislators would rather stay within the district.
Leon Nees
October 2, 2001
Police break up keg parties
October 2, 2001
By Mike Belt Lawrence Police went under cover Saturday night and crashed keg parties, citing 13 people and confiscating nine kegs of beer. Those cited were given notice to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court for operating open saloons without a city license.
On the record
October 2, 2001
Pakistan president predicts Taliban’s end
October 2, 2001
All but giving up on efforts to mediate the standoff over Osama bin Laden, Pakistan’s president said Monday that a U.S. military strike against Afghanistan appears likely, and the Taliban’s days are probably numbered.
Royals confirm Muser staying put
October 2, 2001
Reaffirming what he has maintained throughout this disappointing season, Kansas City Royals owner David Glass says Tony Muser will return as manager. It’s nothing that Glass and general manager Allard Baird have not said before.
Magic number two for Barry, Astros
October 2, 2001
The magic number for both Barry Bonds and the Houston Astros is two. Two more home runs will give Bonds 71 for the season, breaking the record of 70 set by St. Louis’ Mark McGwire three years ago.
Bonds living up to family pedigree
Father, Mays set high standard
October 2, 2001
Willie Mays was in the twilight of his remarkable career in 1969 when a Giants teammate started bringing his 5-year-old son to games. The teammate was Bobby Bonds, and the youngster was named Barry.
FSHS boys soccer team blanks Tonganoxie, 4-0
October 2, 2001
Free State High’s boys soccer team traveled to Tonganoxie on Monday and returned home with a victory. Sophomore Andrew Huffman scored twice and senior goalkeeper Danny Affalter earned a shutout as the Firebirds coasted to a 4-0 victory.
FSHS Player of week
October 2, 2001
LHS Player of week
October 2, 2001
Lions’ Wedd likes what he saw in loss
Lawrence coach hopes 40-22 setback to Olathe South proves beneficial
October 2, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High’s eight-play, 88-yard, three-minute drive in the final quarter of its 40-22 loss to Olathe South on Friday didn’t mean much in the final outcome. However, LHS coach Dirk Wedd said the drive could have long-term effects.
Hoss paces Lions to third
October 2, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Twisting and tumbling were part of the norm Monday night at Lawrence High, where the LHS and Free State gymnastics teams played host to the Lawrence All-Around Invitational. The Lions placed third in the team competition, while FSHS took 11th. Shawnee Mission Northwest won the team title.
6News report: Reports from around the world
October 2, 2001
In NYC’s Central Park, many remember victims of the terrorist attacks. NATO troops disarm Albanian rebels in Macedonia. Finally, opium exports from Afghanistan have slowed.
UCLA emerges as title possibility
Off to a 4-0 start, Bruins rate as long-shot contender to play for national championship at home
October 2, 2001
Those who looked to the Pacific Northwest for dark-horse national championship choices focused on Oregon and Oregon State (yes, you, “Sports Illustrated”) missed the target by about 900 miles.
Skins Game to include Woods
Norman, Parnevik, Montgomerie complete field
October 2, 2001
Tiger Woods will join Greg Norman, Jesper Parnevik and defending champion Colin Montgomerie in the 19th annual Skins Game, which for the first time will require players to post the low score on back-to-back holes to earn money.
HOK to build strength center
October 2, 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.
OU game to be televised
October 2, 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 University. The national TV gig on Fox Sports Net means kickoff for the homecoming contest has been pushed back to 6 p.m.
Giuliani offers strong remarks to United Nations
October 2, 2001
The General Assembly kicked off a weeklong discussion of counterterrorism on Monday with a finger-wagging speech by New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. Stepping onto the stage of the world body, which his city hosts, Giuliani stressed that the recent attacks against the United States violated the United Nations’ founding principals of protecting world peace and that the member states have a moral obligation to act.
Computer bug-prevention program launched
October 2, 2001
The FBI is teaming with the computer industry to offer Americans a single fix to prevent the 20 worst threats that have emerged on the Internet from the Code Red worm to the Melissa virus.
Dead’s ‘Nightfall of Diamonds’ shines
October 2, 2001
The glut of live Grateful Dead-related releases has become tough for even hungry Deadheads to keep up with. The “Dick’s Picks” series remains the mothership of this endeavor and continues to release multidisc sets at least four times a year. “Nightfall of Diamonds” is part of the more sporadic “From the Vault” series but is an important release for a variety of reasons.
Daily ticker
October 2, 2001
Briefcase
October 2, 2001
Japan’s top mobile carrier starts superfast service Spending, income increase Federal-Mogul files Chapter 11 Mademoiselle ends run
Investors waiting to hear from Federal Reserve
Manufacturing activity continues to decline
October 2, 2001
Wall Street took a respite Monday after two weeks of volatile trading, dipping lower as investors absorbed an unsurprising purchasing managers’ report and awaited today’s Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates. Analysts attributed the muted reaction to investors’ acceptance that the economy will stay weak for a while, as well as their hesitance to make any big moves until more is known about the U.S. response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
County, city fail to send $93,000 bill
API Foils mistakenly receives 100 percent tax abatement
October 2, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn An East Hills manufacturer got the equivalent of a 100 percent tax abatement when city and county officials failed to bill the business for about $93,000 of tax payments. County and city officials confirmed this week that from January 1996 to September 1999, Astor Universal and Douglas County Development Inc. did not receive proper notices from either local government instructing the company to pay an estimated $93,770 of in-lieu-of taxes.
Raytheon to cut 700 jobs in Kansas
October 2, 2001
Raytheon Aircraft Co. joined two other Wichita airplane manufacturers Monday in announcing layoffs, citing the softening economy made worse by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The company said it will cut at least 750 workers, primarily in Kansas, in the fourth quarter of this year. Affected workers began getting 60-day layoff notices Monday.
Federal police needed in airports
October 2, 2001
By Larry Eichel Knight Ridder Newspapers Now we know what Tom Ridge’s first challenge ought to be when he leaves Harrisburg, Pa., this Friday to become the nation’s first chief of homeland security. It’s to convince his new boss that the key to making people feel secure about commercial air travel and to enhance actual security as well is to establish a federal airport police force to take over the critical job of screening passengers and luggage.
Tolerance for all
October 2, 2001
Separation issue
October 2, 2001
School officials rethink travel plans
October 2, 2001
Students at the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts are still selling candy bars to raise money for a trip to Italy next spring, but whether they ever get there is another question.
Program features rural Kansas culture
October 2, 2001
The Kansas Sampler Foundation has created a program to call attention to unique examples of rural culture in the state in hopes of keeping them from disappearing. “The savior of the small town,” said Darrell Albright, caretaker of the Civic Theater in Pretty Prairie, “is going to be the tourist.”
Employers flock to inmate job fair
October 2, 2001
When it debuted three years ago, the U.S. Penitentiary’s job fair drew four businesses interested in hiring inmates after their release. Many prisoners did not get chances to be interviewed or to practice the hiring skills they had developed. Subsequent fairs attracted a few more companies, but inmates still referred to last year’s version as a “mock job fair.”
Minnesota workers call strike patriotic
October 2, 2001
Up to 28,000 Minnesota state employees went on strike Monday, brushing off suggestions that the walkout was ill-timed in light of the terrorist attacks and sagging economy.
Mexicans without new IDs turned back at borders
October 2, 2001
About 2 million Mexicans failed to convert their border-crossing cards into new high-tech IDs by the Oct. 1 deadline, and hundreds were turned back Monday when they tried to get into the United States.
Patriotic painting alerts drivers
Storage building sports attention-grabbing image to deter straying vehicles
October 2, 2001
By Mike Belt Joe Skeeba hopes the American flag and the unbreakable spirit of patriotism that protects this country also will protect his storage building from misdirected motorists. That’s why he recently painted a 10-foot by 20-foot flag on the outside wall of his two-story building, located along the west side of a sharp curve on U.S. Highway 59.
Afghan people aren’t U.S. enemy
October 2, 2001
By Trudy Rubin Philadelphia Inquirer President Bush says that America’s war on terrorism is not aimed at the Afghan people. But our military preparations are stoking a massive humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, where a quarter of the population was already facing starvation before Sept. 11. The war scare has forced international aid agencies to withdraw their staffs, intensifying the food crisis. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) fears that up to 1.5 million Afghans may soon flee to neighboring countries to find food or avoid bombs.
Contempt order against secretary recommended in Indian funds case
October 2, 2001
Interior Secretary Gale Norton should be held in contempt for not complying with a court order meant to protect whistle-blowers, an investigator says. In February, court-appointed investigator Alan Balaran ordered the Interior Department to notify employees that they could contact him directly and anonymously with concerns about government efforts to fix a trust fund that squandered royalties from American Indian lands.
Laughable lament
October 2, 2001
J-W Editorials It’s hard to take seriously an Olathe lawmaker’s lament about women’s right to vote. Coming out against mom and apple pie could scarcely have drawn more criticism than State Sen. Kay O’Connor’s comments last week on the inadvisability of women having the vote.
Bush to arm Taliban foes
Russia could aid in weaponry
October 2, 2001
Stymied in its drive to collar Osama bin Laden, the Bush administration is undertaking a concerted new effort to strengthen forces opposed to Taliban rulers harboring him in Afghanistan. The quiet drive was authorized by President Bush and could engage Russia in providing weapons to anti-Taliban forces, a senior administration official told The Associated Press on Monday.
Baseball Briefs
October 2, 2001
Guillen improving Union says Yankees won’t play makeups O’s call up Raines Jr. Braves catcher sidelined Manuel hospitalized U.S. names Francona
Pirates send Mets closer to elimination
October 2, 2001
Fifty thousand empty seats said it all the Mets’ season is over. “We’re not mathematically out of it, but it’s going to take a super miracle,” Jay Payton said Monday night after hitting into a double play that ended New York’s 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh.
Hijack suspects apparently had money left over
October 2, 2001
Federal investigators have discovered that Mohamed Atta, the suicide hijacker believed to have piloted the first jetliner into the World Trade Center, wired several thousand dollars to a top associate of Osama bin Laden three days before the deadly attack.
Lab shut down for falsifying data
October 2, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Stunning those who oversee Kansas water systems, authorities have shut down a southeast Kansas laboratory, saying the firm was falsifying data used to assure Kansas water quality. Quality Water Analysis Laboratory Inc. of Pittsburg is accused of doctoring records used to determine the safety of wastewater and treated hazardous wastes dumped back into Kansas streams by municipalities and industries.
Security hinders Fort Riley access
Travelers, taxi companies limited by base’s protective measures
October 2, 2001
New security rules that restrict nearly all civilian access to defense installations have left Junction City taxi companies reeling and caused disruptions for travelers trying to get from Fort Riley to airports in other cities. Owners of the A-One Cab Co. and Bell Taxi Transportation Inc. say their business has been cut in half since the restrictions were imposed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Supreme Court suspends Clinton
October 2, 2001
The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a rebuke of former President Clinton, suspending him from practicing law before the justices. Clinton was among 18 lawyers nationwide who got the same discipline.
Trial lawyers’ advice: Hold off on lawsuits
October 2, 2001
As they begin to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, some of the thousands left injured or bereaved by the terror attacks are beginning to consult attorneys about how to gain some small measure of compensation for their loss.
N.Y. offers $1 billion in bonds to pay immediate WTC bills
October 2, 2001
New York City offered $1 billion in bonds for sale Monday to start paying for the aftermath of a terrorist attack Mayor Rudolph Giuliani branded “maniacal” during an address to the United Nations.
County to discuss traffic safety
October 2, 2001
Safety issues on agenda for county commissioners
City tennis results
October 2, 2001
City Results Monday at Lawrence Tennis Center
Junior high football
October 2, 2001
Junior High Results Eight Grade