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Florida man hospitalized with anthrax
October 4, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 5:47 p.m.)A 63-year-old man has been hospitalized in Florida with inhalation anthrax, an extremely rare and lethal disease mentioned as a possible biological weapon. U.S. officials said there was no evidence of terrorism but promised “a very intense investigation.”
Bridgestone/Firestone to recall 3.5 million more tires
October 4, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 2:46 p.m.) Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. agreed Thursday to recall 3.5 million more Wilderness AT tires mounted on sport utility vehicles.
FBI says hijackers visited Portland, Maine
Hijackers stopped at two ATMs, a gas station and a Wal-Mar
October 4, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 2:35 p.m.) Surveillance video captured hijackers at area ATMs, a gas station and a Wal-Mart hours before the men boarded a commuter flight to Boston, then got on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center, the FBI said Thursday.
CIA cited growing risk of attack in August
October 4, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 2:36 p.m.) The month before the Sept. 11 hijacking attacks, the CIA received information suggesting Osama bin Laden was increasingly determined to strike on U.S. soil. In the days since, the FBI has linked the hijackers to bin Laden’s network through phone intercepts, money transfers and training camps.
Bush offers $320 million in humanitarian aid to Afghans, neighbors
Aid offered as White House prepares for war against Taliban government
October 4, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 3:27 p.m.) President Bush committed $320 million in humanitarian aid to the “poor souls” of Afghanistan on Thursday as he and allies from Mexico to Qatar moved ahead with plans against terrorists sheltered by Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban.
British prime minister: Attack evidence points to bin Laden
Blair tells Parliament evidence directly implicates bid Laden and his al-Qaida network
October 4, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 8:27 a.m.) Prime Minister Tony Blair revealed details Thursday of the case against Osama bin Laden, saying three hijackers have been “positively identified” as associates and that the terror suspect told other cohorts he was preparing a major operation in the United States.
Russian airliner explodes, 76 on board
U.S. says downed Russian plane may have been hit accidentally by military missile
October 4, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 2:56 p.m.) A Russian chartered airliner carrying Israelis to Siberia for family visits exploded Thursday and crashed off the Black Sea coast with at least 76 people on board. U.S. officials said an anti-aircraft missile fired during a Ukrainian training exercise appeared to have accidentally brought down the plane.
Steps toward normality are nice
October 4, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Americans groping for normality wonder when they can laugh again. How about: Right now.
(breakout box) High yields
October 4, 2001
High yields Bill Wood, ag agent for K-State Research & Extension in Douglas County, offers his expectations for this fall’s harvest of corn and soybeans, the two largest crops in the county:
10-5 Dorothy T. Schindler
October 4, 2001
Dorothy Schindler Funeral services for Dorothy T. Schindler, 82, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The Mag: The enigma machine
October 4, 2001
The enigma machine KC-based alt-rock quartet Shiner returns to form with ‘The Egg’
Our Town
October 4, 2001
Friend Ace: Vickie Friend used an eight-iron to ace the par three, 115-yard No. 15 hole at Alvamar Country Club last Friday. She was playing with her husband, Al Friend. l
The Mag: 10/4 CD reviews
October 4, 2001
Onward Crispin Glover “The Further and the Faster”
Mag reefer
October 4, 2001
Girls night out The goth gals of Harlow get a big boost from celebrity friends and VH1’s “Bands on the Run” series.
The Mag: Good cop, bad cop
October 4, 2001
(R) **1/2
Mandy Patinkin comes home to KU
October 4, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Singer-actor Mandy Patinkin didn’t pull any punches when he told Kansas University students about the circumstances behind his departure from the university 31 years ago.
Jordan anxious to see Paige
October 4, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com As if playing defensive back against an offensive juggernaut like Texas Tech isn’t exciting enough, the stakes will be even higher this weekend for Kansas University junior Matt Jordan.
Novel bears whale of resemblance to current events
October 4, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Elizabeth Schultz says it’s almost eerie.
The Mag: Toning it down
October 4, 2001
Toning it down Annual Emmys ceremony will revamp festivities to reflect the national mood
10-4 Short Stuff briefs
October 4, 2001
w/AP photo Are you hip to the ways
The Mag: Deciphering the Formula
October 4, 2001
Deciphering the Formula Columnist’s first experience with auto racing leaves him confused
The Mag: Seeking small-town charm
October 4, 2001
** Seeking small-town charm
Disruptions minimal in Lawrence but drivers, station manager shaken
October 4, 2001
By Dave Ranney Three Greyhound buses headed for Lawrence were grounded Wednesday morning after a passenger attacked a driver in Tennessee, causing a crash that killed at least six.
KU conference to examine African democracies
October 4, 2001
By Terry Rombeck If the United States wants to support the overthrow of authoritarian governments, it should know what makes fledgling democracies successful. That’s why, Kansas University political science associate professor Leonardo Villalon said, KU’s African Studies Resource Center is sponsoring a conference on the successes and failures of new democracies in Africa during the 1990s.
A site worth seeing
October 4, 2001
If you’ve been fascinated by this week’s harvest moon, there’s a Web site that might pique your interests in other astronomical areas.
Horoscopes
October 4, 2001
THE MAG: Out of Bounds — Deciphering the Formula
Columnist’s first auto race leaves him confused
October 4, 2001
By Seth Jones They say that people fear what they don’t understand. So I must have been horrified as I sat at the Brickyard 500 in Indianapolis and watched my first Formula One race. But more than horrified, I was mystified. Almost 200,000 people were in attendance witnessing these cars shoot by them, yet I couldn’t make heads or tails of the blurs.
THE MAG: Movie Listings
October 4, 2001
THE MAG: CD Reviews - Onward Crispin Glover, Mylin Brimm
October 4, 2001
THE MAG: Top Music
October 4, 2001
Business briefcase for Thursday
October 4, 2001
Belgium, Switzerland loan their flag carriers money
Eudora Cross Country
October 4, 2001
High School Results EUDORA INVITATIONAL
Births
October 4, 2001
* Scott and Patty Henricks, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday. * LaTanya Hooks, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
The Mag: arts notes
October 4, 2001
Artists to gather for Shaw Art Fair
The Mag: 10/4 Rebel Without a Cause
October 4, 2001
Rebel without a cause Black Rebel Motorcycle Club strips its gears on the road
The Mag: Healthy competition
October 4, 2001
Healthy competition FilmFest Kansas City celebrates cultural diversity as this year’s theme
10-4 Student Activists
October 4, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com Social activism is alive and well in Lawrence — burning in the hearts and minds of the city’s young people.
Crop walk brief
October 4, 2001
CROP WALK begins Sunday The 29th annual CROP WALK will be at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Gardening yields delights, menaces alike
October 4, 2001
I’ve been out planting hundreds of daffodil bulbs (not all on the same day). A while back I dug then up from places where some junk was growing. Daffodils are my favorite flower, and I hope next spring to see a Wordsworthian crowd, a host. I wish I knew how to get rid of what my wife calls “trash trees,” hackberries, I think. These show up in the middle of a forsythia, or honeysuckle, and they’re just not wanted. Nor is the euonymus, whose name I had to look up. Once you plant this pest you’ve got it forever, and everywhere. I can’t always tell it from periwinkle, also known as vinca. This is good ground cover, but it wants to cover all the ground in the world.
The Mag: Road Games
October 4, 2001
*** (R)
The Mag: FilmFest schedule
October 4, 2001
FilmFest Kansas City Oct. 5-11, 2001
The Mag: Fate with a twist
October 4, 2001
(PG-13) ***
One hundred homers will come
Don’t find fault with today’s players for ‘eating right and pumping iron’
October 4, 2001
You flip on national sports networks. You keep hearing about how Barry Bonds has “devalued” or “cheapened” the home run by hitting so many so quickly.
Lawrence Briefs
October 4, 2001
Book sale begins today Quail Run student wins art contest Arts center sponsors tile-painting party Annual charity walk scheduled Sunday Headquarters offers social services directory
Oregonians answer New York’s tourism call
October 4, 2001
At a time when some tourists are frightened about flying to New York, about 800 Oregonians are taking to the skies for a unique airlift that follows the mayor’s call for Americans to keep visiting the stricken city.
Dow closes above 9,000
Stocks rally on economic stimulus plan, Cisco outlook
October 4, 2001
Wall Street had its first truly upbeat day since the terrorist attacks, surging Wednesday on a positive outlook from Cisco Systems and the possibility of a multi-billion-dollar economic stimulus package. The Dow industrials closed above 9,000 for the first time in three weeks.
THE MAG: FilmFest Kansas City schedule
October 4, 2001
THE MAG: Toning it down
Annual Emmys ceremony will revamp festivities to reflect the national mood
October 4, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Walter Cronkite is opening the Emmy Awards this Sunday night.
The Mag: Parting Shot cutline
October 4, 2001
PARISS NUNEZ, left, embraces friend Latisha Wilson in front of the mural “A Thousand Miles Away.” The colorful artwork, by Dave Loewenstein, covers the back of the Cordley School, 1837 Vt.
SRS facing slashed budget
October 4, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Kansas’ chief of social services Wednesday announced a wide range of proposed cuts to services for the poor, sick and disabled to bridge a projected $123 million budget gap.
Wall moves through DeSoto
October 4, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com DeSoto — So many hands stretched out to touch the black aluminum walls. They traced the names of friends, relatives or of fellow soldiers they fought next to in the Vietnam War.
High school golf results
October 4, 2001
High School Results LAWRENCE INVITATIONAL
Mag calendar
October 4, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
Famous actor discusses KU days
October 4, 2001
By Jan Biles Singer-actor Mandy Patinkin didn’t pull any punches when he told Kansas University students about the circumstances behind his departure from the university 31 years ago. He was doing a lot of plays “Man of La Mancha,” “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” “Indians” but he was only enrolled in three hours of classes. (Includes video).
Nation Briefs
October 4, 2001
New York: Poll finds support for rebuilding WTC Denver: National parks, monuments to have free weekend Washington, D.C.: Passengers’ heroics lauded Chicago: Sears Tower upgrades safety
NHL Roundup: Avalanche open in Stanley Cup form
Goaltender Roy frustrates Penguins in Colorado’s 3-1 triumph
October 4, 2001
They didn’t have Ray Bourque. They didn’t have Peter Forsberg. They didn’t have a good preseason. What the Colorado Avalanche have is the Stanley Cup and, for at least the first night of a new season, they showed exactly why.
Stolen ID charges dropped; college won’t be sanctioned
October 4, 2001
Lonnie Webster is getting his life back as his real self. And Bethel College, where he excelled as a fullback on the football team under an assumed name, will not lose its athletic eligibility.
States face budget cuts
October 4, 2001
More than a half-dozen states are moving to cut their budgets, as already weakened government finances suffer the aftereffects of the terrorist attacks. Many more states are trying to assess the damage from Sept. 11.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
October 4, 2001
Briefcase
October 4, 2001
Belgium, Switzerland agree to loan their airlines money Retail: Nordstrom lays off 1,600 Automaker: DaimlerChrysler to idle plants due to slow sales Layoffs: GE aircraft engine division to cut 4,000 jobs by 2002
THE MAG: Arts Notes
October 4, 2001
Collegium Musicum focuses on early music Abilene festival focuses on carousel Artists to gather for Shaw Art Fair Antiques, home, garden show in Overland Park
s lectures Thursday
October 4, 2001
Harvard researcher to speak on Alzheimer’s
The Mag: What are you reading?10-4
October 4, 2001
What are you reading?
Co-op welcomes bountiful harvest
October 4, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Harvesting of Douglas County’s two biggest crops is going so strong that a dormant North Lawrence elevator has been drafted into action.
Service directory
October 4, 2001
Headquarters offers social services directory
The Mag: Welcome to the dollhouse
October 4, 2001
Welcome to the dollhouse The goth gals of Harlow get a big boost from celebrity friends and VH1
The Mag: 10/4 Emotions in motion
October 4, 2001
Emotions in motion Boulder jambient band MFA mixes electronica with a Phishy aftertaste
The Mag: Listen up
October 4, 2001
Listen up Acclaimed radio comedy show gets new name but keeps same attitude
Six die in bus crash after passenger attacks driver
October 4, 2001
A passenger on a Greyhound bus slashed the driver’s throat with a blade, grabbed the wheel and crashed the vehicle Wednesday, killing six of the 41 people aboard and prompting the company to temporarily shut down service across an already jittery nation.
Onward and upward
Jeff Burton sets sights on preparing for next year
October 4, 2001
Jeff Burton prefers to look ahead. It’s hard to blame him, considering the season he’s had. Burton is 11th in the Winston Cup series points race and won one of the season’s biggest races, May’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, N.C.
Free State wins cross country triangular meet
October 4, 2001
By Levi Chronister Even with slower-than-normal times Wednesday, Steve Heffernan was happy with his team’s effort. Of course, you can’t be too upset after winning a cross country meet by 54 points.
On the record
October 4, 2001
Expressions of patriotism
October 4, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group It’s a truth harder to remember amid national tragedy, but the face of patriotism looks different depending on who wears it. Journalist, politician, soldier, citizen, peace protester: All may be patriots, though each will function differently.
Daily ticker
October 4, 2001
Forget the books; listen to your wife for right technique
October 4, 2001
Planning Commission brief
October 4, 2001
Planning chair arrives armed with ‘Robert’s Rules’
High school volleyball results
October 4, 2001
High School Results Thursday at Lawrence High
City scores
October 4, 2001
City Results Men’s Thursdazy Six — Mighty Woodchucks 23, SAuer Danfoss 11; Oskie Taversn 11, RPS 9; Honeywell 21, Team Three 5; Team Three 7, Honwell 0 (forfeit);
Nation Briefs
October 4, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Strom Thurmond returns to Senate Miami: Reno may be sued in Cuban boy raid San Francisco: Court could reinstate anti-abortion verdict
Nation Briefs
October 4, 2001
Indiana: Explosion at warehouse kills 3, destroys building Washington, D.C.: FDA approves new birth-control method Tennessee: Nissan workers reject union representation
s close
October 4, 2001
Dow Industrials +173.19, 9,123.78
The Mag: Emmy box
October 4, 2001
What: The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards When: 7 p.m. Sunday
The Mag: Harlow box
October 4, 2001
What: Harlow, Custom Made Scare, Ready When: 9 p.m. Wednesday
Oct. 3 Lawrence book sale
October 4, 2001
Book sale begins Friday The annual Friends of the Lawrence Public Library Book Sale will begin Thursday with a special Friends members’ night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the tent at Seventh and Kentucky streets.
Thursday datebook
October 4, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: WIC voucher pick-up, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine.
Local briefs
October 4, 2001
Community: LHS alumni to restore school’s sign as gift In a sign of the times, the Class of 1982 at Lawrence High School will finance renovation of the Chesty Lion sign it donated two decades ago. Lawrence Wu, the 1982 class president and vice president at National Economic Research Associates in White Plains, N.Y., said the sign on 19th Street will be repaired in conjunction with the 20-year reunion of the class. “We want to show LHS and the city of Lawrence that we continue to have a great deal of pride in our school and town,” Wu said. Luminous Neon Art & Sign Systems of Lawrence will dismantle the sign to treat the wood and replace the lettering. “We should have it back up in a month,” said Bob Treanor of Luminous Neon. __________________________________ Research: KU scientists seek help tracking West Nile Virus Scientists at Kansas University’s Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center are looking for assistance in tracking the West Nile Virus in Kansas. The virus can cause serious illness in humans and has caused several deaths since it was first detected in the United States two years ago. It is transmitted to humans and horses by infected mosquitoes. The mosquitoes acquire the virus from infected birds, which sometimes die. The virus has been documented as far west as Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee and Iowa. The KU scientists are asking the public to report dead birds to them by calling (785) 864-3926 or online www.nhm.ku.edu/birds. They will collect dead birds found in good condition and send them to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing. __________________________________ County code: Board rejects amendment to propane regulations The Douglas County Building Codes Appeal Board on Wednesday rejected a request by a representative of an area propane business to amend regulations regarding the placement of propane furnaces in homes. Mark Andersen, an attorney for Heetco Inc., asked the board to change building codes to allow propane furnaces and hot-water heaters to be installed in basements and crawl spaces of new homes. On a 3-2 vote, the board denied the request. Members said they were concerned that propane, which sinks when it is released into the air, could become trapped in a basement or crawl space and become an explosion hazard. The regulations allow for basement and crawl space installations if a proper venting system is installed, but Andersen argued such a system could increase the construction cost of a home by at least $1,000. The county commission will debate the issue at its 9 a.m. Monday meeting at the courthouse, 1100 Mass. __________________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.259 at several gasoline stations in Lawrence. 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.
Reported India hijacking a false alarm
October 4, 2001
The reported hijacking of an Indian jetliner on a domestic flight Wednesday night was a false alarm caused by an anonymous phone call and confusion aboard the aircraft, the government said.
Giuliani rules out run for third term
October 4, 2001
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will not press for a third term after all, but he repeated his offer Wednesday to stay on for an extra three months to guide the city through the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack.
Dorothy Schindler
October 4, 2001
National League Roundup: Henderson catches Cobb
Bonds breaks Ruth’s walk record, doesn’t homer
October 4, 2001
On a historic night in the National League, Rickey Henderson tied Ty Cobb’s 73-year-old major league record of 2,245 career runs, and Barry Bonds broke Babe Ruth’s single-season walk record.
The Mag: 10/4 BRMC box
October 4, 2001
What: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Warlocks When: 9 p.m. Sunday
THE MAG: Film review - ‘Serendipity’
Serendipity’ meets all the expectations of a typical adult romantic comedy
October 4, 2001
By Dan Lybarger “Serendipity” is a romantic comedy with meager thematic ambition and no trace of originality. British director Peter Chelsom and writer Marc Klein almost seem to take pride in having made a cookie-cutter movie, and to be fair, they’ve made a rather tasty confection. “Serendipity” boldly asserts its escapist convictions, so the laughs come consistently even if the storyline never adds up to anything substantial.
THE MAG: Film review - ‘Joy Ride’
Brothers find that it’s not wise to anger truckers in the suspenseful ‘Joy Ride’
October 4, 2001
By Jon Niccum Cinematic thrillers customarily use one of two tactics to enhance the suspense: 1) A killer knows something about you, and you don’t realize that he knows it.
THE MAG: Film review- ‘Training Day’
Star power of Washington and Hawke elevate police drama above grim setting
October 4, 2001
By Loey Lockerby How do you rid a city of crime while retaining your sense of right and wrong? Can that even be done, or do you have to get as dirty as the people you’re dealing with in order to bring them down? These are questions law enforcement personnel must grapple with on a daily basis, and they’re central to “Training Day,” a gritty new drama that never lives up to its ambitions, but gives it a hell of a try anyway.
THE MAG: Top Movies
October 4, 2001
People
October 4, 2001
Tony Blair’s son mugged Raitt makes plea deal Another Foster child
Group shocked by number of accidents involving deer
October 4, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Alerting drivers to the “shocking” amount of accidents caused by deer on county roadways will be the first major project of a new countywide traffic safety commission, Douglas County commissioners were told Wednesday evening.
6News report: Sears Tower under tighter security
October 4, 2001
Josh Garber reports on tightening security at the Sears Tower in Chicago.
6News report: Northern Alliance advancing toward Kabul
October 4, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the advancement of the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan.
6News report: Second commercial plan passes unanimously
October 4, 2001
Tina Terry reports on the unanimous decision by planning commissioners for a second large commercial development plan.
6Sports report: FSHS girls place fifth; LHS snags tenth
October 4, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Sunflower League’s golf tournament.
6Sports report: KU football ready to get back
October 4, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the football Jayhawks’ preparations for this weekend’s game.
Friends and neighbors
October 4, 2001
Russia seeks NATO relations
October 4, 2001
President Vladimir Putin called Wednesday for a dramatic transformation in the structure of Russia’s security relations with Europe and the United States in order to build a more effective partnership in the fight against international terrorism.
City teams struggle in league golf
October 4, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Playing Prairie Highlands Golf Course for the first time on Wednesday at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational, Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Courtney Jones proceeded with caution.
Washburn Rural joins Class 6A District 4
October 4, 2001
Class 6A District 4 will have a new look in 2002 and 2003. Topeka Washburn Rural has replaced Leavenworth in the football district that includes Lawrence High, Free State High and Topeka.
Iowa forward to visit for Late Night
Graves cancels Florida State trip to attend Jayhawks’ opening event
October 4, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas has lined up a visitor for next week’s Late Night With Roy Williams. Jeff Graves, a 6-foot-9, 260-pound basketball power forward from Iowa Western Community College, has canceled his scheduled visit to Florida State so he can attend KU’s season-opening hoops extravaganza.
Novel bears whale of resemblance to current events
Marathon reading of ‘Moby Dick’ puts listeners in mind of modern America
October 4, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Elizabeth Schultz says it’s almost eerie. In the first chapter of “Moby Dick,” the narrator, Ishmael, says newspaper accounts listed his whaling voyage in small letters between two larger headlines: “Grand Contested Election for the Presidency of the United States” and “Bloody Battle in Afghanistan.”
American League Roundup: Giambi powers Oakland
October 4, 2001
Ever since Oakland began playing sublime baseball more than three months ago, new stars have emerged in their lineup on practically a weekly basis. In the regular season’s final days, the A’s biggest hero has been an old favorite.
Indians’ Sabathia baffles Royals, 4-1
October 4, 2001
Like everyone else, C. C. Sabathia is surprised that a 21-year-old player can be this successful his first year in the major leagues. “Everything just kind of fell in for me,” the big left-hander said Wednesday night after pitching five shutout innings and leading Cleveland past Kansas City, 4-1.
Tryon signs endorsements
Golfer to make pro debut in Michelob Championship
October 4, 2001
Ty Tryon was supposed to be in high school when he showed up for his professional debut at Kingsmill Golf Club, so it’s not surprising the gate guard wouldn’t let him in without a pass.
Organizers seek $40 million
October 4, 2001
Organizers of the 2002 Winter Olympics asked congressional leaders Wednesday for up to $40 million more for security in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Raines joins son with Orioles
October 4, 2001
Tim Raines Sr. won’t need a ticket to see his son play baseball. Raines will close out the season playing on the same team as his son, joining Tim Raines Jr. with the Baltimore Orioles after being traded from Montreal on Wednesday for a player to be named.
Kansas City cuts Williams
October 4, 2001
Defensive tackle Dan Williams, hobbled by injuries throughout his NFL career, was released Wednesday by the Kansas City Chiefs. Williams, 31, Denver’s first-round draft pick in 1993, had been on the physically unable to perform list.
Senator’s words spark recall effort
Olathe lawmaker says remarks disparaging women’s suffrage misunderstood
October 4, 2001
An angry constituent has started an effort to recall a female legislator who was quoted as saying that women’s suffrage was a sign that American society doesn’t value families enough. Ronda Hassig, 43, a middle school teacher in Lenexa, said she is organizing a campaign to remove state Sen. Kay O’Connor, R-Olathe, because she believes the senator is not representing many of her constituents.
KU defenders eager to face former Jayhawk
Paige catching passes for Texas Tech after standout junior college season
October 4, 2001
By Robert Sinclair As if playing defensive back against an offensive juggernaut like Texas Tech isn’t exciting enough, the stakes will be even higher this weekend for Kansas University junior Matt Jordan.
2 treated after 5-car pileup
October 4, 2001
By Mindie Paget and Mike Belt Although emergency personnel had to extricate a woman from her car, she and a young girl Wednesday evening came away from a five-vehicle pileup at a busy northwest Lawrence intersection with minor injuries. Misty Cloud, a Lecompton resident born in 1980, and Hannah Boles, 7, Lawrence, were transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where they were treated and released.
Wildcats drop KU in three
Kansas volleyball team still winless in Ahearn
October 4, 2001
Kansas University’s volleyball team dropped its second straight match, falling to No. 25 Kansas State in three games Wednesday night. Kansas State coach Suzie Fritz won her first match against her former coach and boss as the Wildcats defeated Ray Bechard’s Jayhawks 30-27, 30-21, 30-27.
NFL moves Super Bowl XXXVI to Feb. 3
League’s showcase game to be played during Mardi Gras after auto dealers agree to switch dates
October 4, 2001
The Super Bowl will be pushed back a week and played Feb. 3 in New Orleans, allowing the NFL to complete its season without altering its playoff format. The NFL switched its original date of Jan. 27 with the National Association of Automobile Dealers and paid the group $7.5 million to cover the costs of rescheduling its convention.
OU-UT tilt a doozy
Horns haven’t forgotten last year’s Red River rout
October 4, 2001
It’s been a year since the game Texas longs to forget, and not a minute has gone by without the Longhorns’ players, coaches and fans being reminded of what happened: Oklahoma 63, Texas 14.
Planning commission approves ‘big box’ store
Recommendation includes ban on department stores
October 4, 2001
By Joel Mathis Developers of the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive got most of what they wanted from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission Wednesday: Unanimous approval to rezone the land for a “big box” home improvement store.
Sherrer to plot plan to boost state economy
Wichita braces for layoffs; city, state officials map strategy
October 4, 2001
Kansas should not trust the future of its economy on whether the federal government passes an economic stimulus plan, Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer said Wednesday. The comments came during an economic summit in Wichita as the city braces for thousands of layoffs planned at its airplane manufacturing plants after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
SRS facing slashed budget
October 4, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas’ chief of social services Wednesday announced a wide range of proposed cuts to services for the poor, sick and disabled to bridge a projected $123 million budget gap. Reaction from social service advocates was quick. “It’s sickening,” said Shannon Jones, executive director of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas.
Domestic partner benefits pulled
Sedgwick County Commission says pulse of community was against policy
October 4, 2001
Saying the community was against it, Sedgwick County commissioners on Wednesday unanimously ended a new policy that extended health insurance benefits to unmarried domestic partners.
Bush seeks economic boost
October 4, 2001
Just blocks from ruins of the World Trade Center, President Bush assured business leaders Wednesday that the American economy will rebound and grow. “The underpinnings are there for economic recovery,” he said.
Hepatitis outbreak in decline
October 4, 2001
New cases of hepatitis A are waning in Reno County, but health officials aren’t letting up in their efforts to stem the outbreak that began nearly a year ago. As of last week, 80 cases had been confirmed since Nov. 1, 2000, the county Health Department said.
Memorial wall visiting DeSoto
October 4, 2001
By Joy Ludwig So many hands stretched out to touch the black aluminum walls. They traced the names of friends, relatives or of fellow soldiers they fought next to in the Vietnam War. This week, hundreds of people have visited the Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., at DeSoto’s Miller Memorial Park. The wall’s black slabs, like the original, contain the names of the 58,191 Americans who died in the war from 1961 to 1975.
Scientists map gene of bubonic plague
October 4, 2001
British scientists have deciphered the genetic blueprint of bubonic plague, the fearsome microbe that killed one-third of medieval Europe and could be a frightening biological weapon in the hands of modern-day terrorists.
Safety standard on mattresses raised
October 4, 2001
New safety standards would make burning mattresses less likely to cause house fires that kill hundreds of people each year most of them children.
Condit to seek re-election
October 4, 2001
Rep. Gary Condit considers re-election “a real possibility,” despite the furor over his relationship with missing intern Chandra Levy, a campaign consultant said. Condit began collecting petition signatures this week, campaign consultant Richard Ross told the Los Angeles Times in Wednesday’s editions.
Access to base allowed for recreation purposes
October 4, 2001
The Army will allow limited access to Fort Riley again for hunting, fishing, wood-cutting and other recreational activities starting Thursday. Increased security following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the East led to suspension of those activities on the post.
KCC rejects Western’s appeal
Regulators reaffirm ruling that blocks utility’s reorganization
October 4, 2001
Regulators have rejected an appeal by the state’s largest utility company to reconsider a ruling rejecting its planned corporate restructuring. The Kansas Corporation Commission reaffirmed its ruling Wednesday that blocks an attempt by Western Resources Inc., to split the company.
Eudora readies for fall festival
Fifth EudoraFest scheduled Saturday
October 4, 2001
By Joy Ludwig If warm temperatures remain in the forecast, this year’s EudoraFest could be one of the best. “If we get a really nice day, 1,000 people will come out,” said Bill Folks, festival committee chairman. “The last couple years, when we’ve had bad weather, we’ve had 500 to 600 people.”
Area briefs
October 4, 2001
Suspect charged with robbing cab driver Three vehicles collide
KU briefs
October 4, 2001
Marching band festival to feature high schools Harvard researcher to speak on Alzheimer’s
Suspect in bank robbery arrested
One still at large
October 4, 2001
By Mike Belt The FBI and Lawrence Police on Wednesday morning arrested a man suspected in Saturday’s robbery at a Douglas County Bank branch. Stephan A. Young, 47, Lawrence, is charged with one count of bank robbery. He was arrested about 10 a.m. at an apartment in the 2100 block of West 26th Street, FBI and police spokesmen said.
Broz, Johnsen team to win Kansas Mid-Amateur
October 4, 2001
Len Johnsen Jr., a former Kansas University standout, teamed with Lawrence native Jon Broz to win the Kansas Mid-Amateur team golf championship Wednesday at Crestview CC.
Minnesota chancellor draws praise
October 4, 2001
He has not yet been on the job three months, yet Chancellor James McCormick already has a good handle on what this state expects of him and of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities he heads.
Loaded with sugar, snacks for kids sprinkle in nutrition
October 4, 2001
Welcome to a future where we’ve given up on real food such as fruits and vegetables how tedious and prefer to get our nutrition packed into sugary little pellets. That’s the thinking behind products such as Body Smarts, a kid-oriented line of sugary-sweet snacks.
The big picture
October 4, 2001
Time for unity
October 4, 2001
Deputy injured after patrol car strikes deer
October 4, 2001
A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy was injured Wednesday morning when his patrol car went into a ditch after striking a deer. Deputy Michael Hladky, 31, was taken by another officer to Lawrence Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said.
Are you hip to the ways of the hippo?
October 4, 2001
You might think the lion is the most dangerous beast in Africa. In fact, it’s the hippopotamus. Hippos kill more humans than any other animal there. Hippos have violent tempers, and they can become very aggressive if they are startled or disturbed.
Tragic parallel
October 4, 2001
Trafficway trials
October 4, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Recent events may be setting the stage for completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway. Some key local players seem to be zeroing in on one route for the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Nick News’ comes full circle at 10th anniversary
October 4, 2001
Linda Ellerbee worked nonstop for two days putting out a special report on the terrorist attacks, then went to work re-editing her 10th anniversary special. The hourlong program, “Turning Ten: A Nick News Celebration,” will now be bookended by stories on the Persian Gulf War and the events of Sept. 11.
Acting out, speaking up
Organizations help youths express their societal views
October 4, 2001
By Jim Baker Social activism is alive and well in Lawrence burning in the hearts and minds of the city’s young people. A good example of this could be seen in the hundreds of high school- and college-age students who flocked to a rowdy but peaceful protest to “reclaim the streets” at 6 p.m. Aug. 24 in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street.
Web sites pull back sensitive materials
October 4, 2001
Before Sept. 11, you could have visited the Federation of American Scientists’ Web site for diagrams and photos of U.S. intelligence facilities. Also, you could have gone to another Web site and learned about gatherings at North Dakota’s Minot Air Force Base. And you could have gone online and ordered maps of military installations.
Intelligence lapses become clearer as details emerge
October 4, 2001
The U.S. government has gathered evidence that links some of the Sept. 11 hijackers to Osama bin Laden’s network through phone intercepts, wire transfers and participation in Afghan training camps, officials said Wednesday.
Farmland sells out of fuel-marketing venture
October 4, 2001
By Mark Fagan Farmland Industries Inc. is getting out of the fuel-selling business. The Kansas City, Mo.-based cooperative is selling its 40 percent share of Country Energy LLC to CHS Cooperatives, which already owns the other 60 percent, the cooperatives announced Wednesday.
Co-op welcomes bountiful harvest
Lawrence elevator pays premium for corn, beans
October 4, 2001
By Mark Fagan Harvesting of Douglas County’s two biggest crops is going so strong that a dormant North Lawrence elevator has been drafted into action. Ottawa Cooperative Assn. this week opened its North Lawrence elevator, 325 Locust St., in a move intended to lighten the load on the co-op’s Midland elevator 5 miles to the north.
THE MAG: What Are You Reading?
October 4, 2001
THE MAG: Beer and pretzels theater
Lawrence theater enthusiast helps make a name for the town
October 4, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near In a city bustling with artists, musicians and actors, Jeremy Auman has provided a steady, quietly busy presence in the community. He acts, directs and writes, and at this point in his life, he has no plans to do anything else. Not that he doesn’t dream big from time to time.
THE MAG: Word of Mouth — Seeking small-town charm
October 4, 2001
By Diane Frook Small towns, i.e., those without their own Wal-Mart, hold a regular, roughly semi-annual seduction for me. I simply adore echoing through empty post offices and griping about the impossibility of finding decent coffee. Anyway, I recently decided it was time to (temporarily) leave Lawrence for points littler, and so it happened that I braved a blinding rainstorm, complete with painful-to-the-paint-job hail, and headed north to Tonganoxie.
THE MAG: Spinning the Web — Giving aid and comfort to the enemy
October 4, 2001
By Michael Newman When my friend Ray first moved to Wichita to shoot television news in the early ‘80s, the station would dispatch a crew on every drive-by shooting. They were new and shocking. By the time he left for a network job in New York, he didn’t even look up when word of one came over the scanner. They were no longer newsworthy, and where there was once shock and wonderment, there now was just a callous indifference. So it has become with computer viruses.
THE MAG: Healthy competition
Eighth annual FilmFest Kansas City celebrates cultural diversity as theme
October 4, 2001
By Loey Lockerby The number of major film events in the Kansas City area seem to get larger every year. From Halfway to Hollywood to the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the KAN Festival to the Indy Film Showcase, the list goes on and on. One of the biggest and most diverse is FilmFest Kansas City, whose eighth annual installment runs from Oct. 5-11. As usual, it will provide a staggering array of choices for area movie fans.
THE MAG: Getting an earful
Acclaimed radio comedy show finds a new name but keeps the same attitude
October 4, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near If there is one thing any performer does not want, it’s to be saddled with a label that implies being average. How can you stand out in the crowd and grab the attention of fickle audiences if your name seems boring? That was the situation the rambunctious actors and writers of the award-winning radio program “The Imagination Workshop” found themselves in. They had great work, and people who heard them loved them. It was convincing listeners to get with the program that was a bit harder.
THE MAG: Emotions in motion
Boulder, Co., jambient band MFA creates electronica with a Phishy aftertaste
October 4, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Chris Newton is old-school. Real old-school. “If you go back 250, 300 years to classical music, the majority of it besides opera was instrumental,” Newton says, phoning from the Boulder, Colo., dry cleaners where he spends most days. “That was popular music back then. And jazz in the middle of the century, there was vocal jazz, but not all of it.”
THE MAG: Welcome to the dollhouse
Goth gals of Harlow get a big boost from VH1
October 4, 2001
By Jon Niccum Silver-screen star Jean Harlow was born in Kansas City, Mo., in 1911. At the age of 16, the actress ran away to Los Angeles to find her fortune in the entertainment industry. The same strategy has been employed by another platinum blonde whose career is linked to the name Harlow. Singer-guitarist Amanda Rootes, a comely London native, enjoyed some success with her former British all-girl band Fluffy in the mid-‘90s. After the group was dropped by Capitol Records and split up, she relocated to Los Angeles and formed Harlow. Now her L.A.-based act is gearing up to release its debut album after finding some unlikely exposure on American television.
THE MAG: Rebel without a cause
L.A.’s Black Rebel Motorcycle Club strips its gears after months on the road
October 4, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Robert Turner has been on tour a little too long. “We’re kind of doing the insane route right now,” he murmurs sleepily from a static-ridden cell phone. “Everyone keeps saying we’re crazy … and it’s really funny at first but then there’s a side that is actual madness to it. And it’s not left with a chuckle and all that; you’re actually in it. So we feel like we’re just going further than any other band in this weird way, and you’ve gotta really use that high to keep going. That’s the only reason to do it right now. Everything else is gone”
THE MAG: The enigma machine
KC-based alt-rock quartet Shiner returns to form with ‘The Egg’
October 4, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Allen Epley is here to shatter myths. The Shiner singer-guitarist one of the area’s most prominent frontmen during the early ‘90s is quick to blast holes in the theory that there ever was a “golden age” of local music in the first place.
THE MAG: Parting shot
October 4, 2001
Rumsfeld hears Saudis’ security concerns
October 4, 2001
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, preparing allies for possible military strikes in Afghanistan, said Saudi officials expressed concern Wednesday that a war on terrorism could create harmful “secondary effects” in the Muslim world.
The Mag: Top Movies
October 4, 2001
Movies 1. “Don’t Say a Word,” $18 million
The Mag: Movie Spread
October 4, 2001
American Pie 2 Screenwriter Adam Herz works with bodily discharges and fetishes the way a jazz musician handles melodies and instruments. The storyline for the sequel pretty much follows the first “American Pie,” but Herz and director J.B. Rogers (“Say It Isn’t So”) manage to elicit a surprising amount of guilty chuckles for a retread. This time around the guys (Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Seann William Scott and Eddie Kaye Thomas) are fresh out of their first year of college and are living together in a Lake Michigan beach house. Herz has a pretty good idea of what worked in the first movie, so there is more of Eugene Levy as Jim’s well-meaning but intrusive dad, and Alyson Hannigan (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), who stole the last film as a band camp devotee, has a more substantial and affectionate role. It’s encouraging that the new film’s funniest gag involves a trombone that has no kinky complications. If Herz and his collaborators keep up this type of comedy, they may one day succeed at making flicks that don’t rely on violating innocent flutes or pastries. (R) — DL
Broz, Johnsen win Mid-Amateur team title
October 4, 2001
Len Johnsen Jr., a former Kansas University standout, teamed with Lawrence native Jon Broz to win the Kansas Mid-Amateur team golf championship Wednesday at Crestview CC. Johnsen, who lives in Overland Park, and Broz, who resides in Westwood, shot a three-round total of 199 and won by eight strokes over Johnny Stevens and Steve Herndon, both of Wichita.
African conference Friday
October 4, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com If the United States wants to support the overthrow of authoritarian governments, it should know what makes fledgling democracies successful.
Arts notes leftover
October 4, 2001
Abilene festival focuses on carousel
Ksu downs ku
October 4, 2001
J-W Staff Report Manhattan — Kansas University’s volleyball team dropped its second straight match, falling to No. 25 Kansas State in three games Wednesday night.
New football districts
October 4, 2001
Class 6A District 1: KC Wyandotte, Overland Park Blue Valley North, Shawnee Mission East, SM South.
Disruptions minimal in Lawrence
October 4, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Three Greyhound buses headed for Lawrence were grounded Wednesday morning after a passenger attacked a driver in Tennessee, causing a crash that killed at least six.
Group shocked by
October 4, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com Alerting drivers to the “shocking” amount of accidents caused by deer on county roadways will be the first major project of a new countywide traffic safety commission, Douglas County commissioners were told Wednesday evening.
Quail Run student wins KDHE art contest
October 4, 2001
Quail Run student wins art contest Quail Run School third-grader Cindy Dunham will have a monthly reminder of the state’s beauty.
Leavenworth out of LHS, FSHS football district
October 4, 2001
J-W Staff Report Class 6A District 4 will have A new look in 2002 and 2003.
Bank robbery suspect arrested
October 4, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com The FBI and Lawrence Police on Wednesday morning arrested a man suspected in Saturday’s robbery at a Douglas County Bank branch.
Graves to visit for Late Night/notes
October 4, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas has lined up a visitor for next week’s Late Night With Roy Williams.
Thursday Best Bets
October 4, 2001
MELISSA ETHERIDGE plays at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday at Midland Theatre, 1228 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
Deputy injured in accident
October 4, 2001
Deputy’s car strikes deer A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy was injured Wednesday morning when his patrol car went into a ditch after striking a deer.
City schools struggle at league golf
October 4, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Olathe — Playing Prairie Highlands Golf Course for the first time on Wednesday at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational, Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Courtney Jones proceeded with caution.
West Nile virus soundoff
October 4, 2001
With the West Nile Virus, is it possible that the wetlands will be a breeding ground for this? Probably not, says Gail Hansen, Kansas Department of Health and Environment public health veterinarian and deputy state epidemiologist. The mosquito most likely to carry West Nile — Culex spp — prefers stagnant water, she said, and wetlands tend to be standing but not stagnant. The mosquitoes also prefer smaller bodies of water, such as small ruts in the ground and pets’ water bowls.
Farmland sells out of fuel-marketing venture
October 4, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.farmland.com
Five-vehicle pileup injures two
October 4, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com; mbelt@ljworld.com Although emergency personnel had to extricate a woman from her car, she and a young girl Wednesday evening came away from a five-vehicle pile-up at a busy northwest Lawrence intersection with minor injuries.
EudoraFest marks fifth year
October 4, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com If warm temperatures remain in the forecast, this year’s EudoraFest could be one of the best.
development
October 4, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Developers of the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive got most of what they wanted from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission Wednesday: Unanimous approval to rezone the land for a “big box” home improvement store.
The Mag: Giving aid and comfort to the enemy
October 4, 2001
Giving aid and comfort to the enemy Weaknesses in Microsoft application provide back doors for vandals
The Mag: Top Music
October 4, 2001
Singles 1. “Fallin’,” Alicia Keys
The Mag: Food box
October 4, 2001
What: Bichelmeyer’s Steakhouse Where: 427 E. Fourth St.; (913) 369-2337
The Mag: 10/4 Music art notes
October 4, 2001
CollegiumMusicum focuses on early music
The Mag: 10/4 Weird News
October 4, 2001
Lead stories In September, Tokyo’s Mainichi Daily News reported that a 25-year-old bulimic woman from Toyoda, Japan, was arrested for massive violations of the country’s Waste Disposal Act after being identified as the person who has, for more than a year, been illegally dumping about 60 pounds a week of vomit that she had collected in plastic bags. She said, according to police, “I didn’t want to throw away the vomit near my home, so I took it to faraway places.”
Cab robbery suspect charged
October 4, 2001
Suspect charged with robbing cab driver
Blotter
October 4, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Lions drop three matches
October 4, 2001
J-W Staff Report Lawrence High’s volleyball losing streak reached nine matches with three setbacks on Thursday at LHS.
High school gymnastics results
October 4, 2001
High School Results Wednesday at Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Free state cross country
October 4, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Even with slower-than-normal times Wednesday, Steve Heffernan was happy with his team’s effort. Of course, you can’t be too upset after winning a cross country meet by 54 points.
10-4 Should the city of Lawrence fine motorists $50 when….?
October 4, 2001
The city of Lawrence fines motorists $50 when their music can be heard from 50 feet away. Is this appropriate?
Class of 1982 to refurbish LHS sign as 20-year gift
October 4, 2001
LHS alumni to restore school’s sign as gift