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Workers at World Trade Center ruins hail military action against Afghanistan
October 7, 2001
(Web Posted Sunday at 8:20 p.m.) Workers helping clear the rubble of the World Trade Center learned of Sunday’s military strikes against Afghanistan by word of mouth and from a television that had been set up in a makeshift washroom.
President Bush: A prayer for wisdom, an order to attack
October 7, 2001
(Web Posted Sunday at 5:30 p.m.) Bundled against Sunday’s unseasonable cold, President Bush bowed his head in prayer for wisdom, for the salvation of firefighters killed in the crumble of the World Trade Center. He had already, in secret the night before, ordered retaliation for their deaths.
Explosions rock Afghanistan as U.S. and Britain launch military strike
bin Laden reportedly alive
October 7, 2001
(Web Posted Sunday at 5:03 p.m.) Missiles and warplanes streaked through the Afghan night and rocked at least three cities in a U.S.-British attack on Osama bin Laden and his Taliban backers Sunday. Bin Laden and the Taliban’s leader both survived, officials said.
Arab allies unconvinced by evidence against bin Laden
October 7, 2001
(Web Posted Sunday at 4:52 p.m.) Washington’s NATO partners listened to the evidence and responded by lending military hardware. British Prime Minister Tony Blair listened and declared unequivocally that America had identified those responsible for the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Across Muslim world, many see retaliatory strikes as war on Islam
October 7, 2001
(Web Posted Sunday at 4:44 p.m.) Moderate Arab countries were slow to comment on the U.S. and British strikes on Afghanistan, but in the streets across the Muslim world, many denounced it as a war against Arabs and Muslims.
Bush ‘resolute’ as he watches military strike, honors fallen firefighters
October 7, 2001
(Web Posted Sunday at 4:05 p.m.) President Bush spent Sunday watching military developments in Afghanistan, shuttling between his White House residence and the Oval Office and meeting with top aides after his midday address informing the nation of the U.S. operation.
Cheers, coupled with caution, greet news of U.S. strikes in Afghanistan
October 7, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 3:24 p.m.) Cheers of “USA! USA!” echoed through the Atlanta Falcons’ football stadium at news that U.S. forces had launched strikes in Afghanistan. In Denver, a woman who fled as a child from Vietnam ruefully wished that war could be avoided.
Attack led by sea-launched cruise missiles, long-range bombers
October 7, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 4:30 p.m.) Forty U.S. and British warplanes and an armada of warships pummeled strongholds of the al-Qaida network and the Taliban regime in Afghanistan on Sunday with Tomahawk cruise missiles, 500-pound gravity bombs and computer-guided bombs.
Traveling Americans urged to take precautions
October 7, 2001
(Web Posted Sunday at 2:03 p.m.) As the United States began military action Sunday against targets in Afghanistan, the State Department warned of the possibility of “strong anti-American sentiment and retaliatory actions against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.”
Tajik president orders military to be on high alert
October 7, 2001
(Web Posted Sunday at 2:01 p.m.) Tajik President Emomali Rakhmonov ordered all his country’s armed forces on high alert Sunday following the U.S-led military attack against neighboring Afghanistan, where the ruling Taliban militia is sheltering Osama bin Laden, the main suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the presidential press service said.
Bin Laden praises attacks on U.S.
October 7, 2001
(Web Posted Sunday at 1:56 p.m.) Osama bin Laden, the No. 1 suspect in the terror attacks for which America retaliated with a missile assault on Afghanistan Sunday, praised God for the Sept. 11 strikes that toppled New York’s World Trade Center.
Transcript of Bush’s speech announcing military strikes
October 7, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 9:05 p.m.) The following is a transcript of President Bush’s address to the nation Sunday, announcing military strikes in Afghanistan.
Bush: U.S. and British military action begins against Afghanistan
Bush says ‘We will not fail’
October 7, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 9:15 p.m.) American and British forces unleashed missile attacks Sunday against military targets and Osama bin Laden’s training camps inside Afghanistan, broadening the war against terrorists blamed for the attacks that murdered thousands in New York and Washington.
Northern Alliance spokesman says U.S. attacks against Afghanistan to start soon
October 7, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:05 a.m.) The anti-Taliban alliance in northern Afghanistan expects the United States to launch attacks against Afghanistan where the ruling Islamic militia is sheltering Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, an opposition spokesman said.
Afghanistan’s Taliban vows ‘fight to the last’
British journalist freed
October 7, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 5:04 p.m.) Taliban rulers, vowing to “fight to the last” against those who side with the United States, say they have sent thousands of troops to the border with Uzbekistan, whose president has allowed U.S. troops use an air base for the anti-terrorism campaign.
Finance ministers pledge to aggressively root out terrorists’ assets
October 7, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 9:09 a.m.) The world’s leading industrialized nations said they would vigorously pursue the financial assets of terrorists. They also pledged to work together to stimulate their economies that were already in a slump before the Sept. 11 attacks.
Lawrence school board
October 7, 2001
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
England ties Greece to qualify for World Cup
October 7, 2001
David Beckham scored off a free kick in injury time Saturday, and England qualified for the World Cup with a 2-2 tie against Greece.
Late surge boosts Hornish at Chevy 500
October 7, 2001
Sam Hornish Jr. had already clinched the IRL season title, but he found a way to make the final race exciting. Hornish overtook Scott Sharp just feet from the finish line to cap his championship season with a win at the Chevy 500 on Saturday in the closest 1-2-3 finish in IRL history.
St. Patrick’s Day charity applications available
October 7, 2001
The 2002 St. Patrick’s Day Parade charity is accepting applications until Oct. 22 from those who would like to be beneficiaries.
Ripken says it’s time to go
Orioles’ Iron Man plays final game
October 7, 2001
In his final game in the major leagues, Cal Ripken didn’t hit a dramatic home run. He didn’t even get a hit. It hardly mattered. Ripken’s career wasn’t about clutch hits or home runs, even though he had plenty of both. The Baltimore Orioles’ standout attained worldwide fame because he showed up every day to play, whether he was hurt or mired in a miserable slump.
Split leaves KC in last place
Suppan logs 10th victory in opener
October 7, 2001
Randall Simon hit a ninth-inning sacrifice fly to spoil Chris George’s four-hitter as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals, 2-1, Saturday to gain a doubleheader split. In the opener, Jeff Suppan allowed four hits in seven innings as Kansas City won, 8-3.
American League Roundup: Mariners tie win record
Boone’s home run gives Seattle 116th victory
October 7, 2001
Ichiro Suzuki, Bret Boone and the Seattle Mariners have matched the record set by the 1906 Chicago Cubs of Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance fame. The Mariners tied the major league record for wins with their 116th Saturday night, beating the Texas Rangers, 1-0, behind Boone’s first-inning homer.
Hedrick to be inducted into broadcasters’ hall
October 7, 2001
Veteran broadcaster Tom Hedrick on Tuesday will be inducted into the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Ceremonies will be held during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., at Maner Conference Center in Topeka.
Riley wins senior race
October 7, 2001
Lawrence High senior Justin Riley placed first and Adam Beals second at the Shawnee Mission West Invitational cross country meet Saturday at Shawnee Mission Park. Riley finished the 5K course in 16:15 and Beals in 16:40. Races were contested according to class in school.
Texas Tech outlasts KU
October 7, 2001
By Levi Chronister Ray Bechard is not used to this new rally scoring system quite yet. Kansas University’s volleyball coach had trouble keeping up in the Jayhawks’ first Game Five of the season Saturday against Texas Tech.
Oklahoma beat UT because of genius
Defending national champion Sooners don’t win 18 games in a row on luck
October 7, 2001
Genius is hard to see sometimes, even on a brilliant fall afternoon, even from way up in a press box, or from across a football field. Bob Stoops let us in on how it works Saturday.
Birdie binge lifts Delasin
Webb, Pak trail by one stroke at World Championship
October 7, 2001
Dorothy Delasin is playing her best golf in a place where everybody seems to know her name. With the gallery shouting constant encouragement, Delasin birdied three of the final four holes to move one stroke ahead of Karrie Webb and Se Ri Pak on Saturday at the Samsung World Championship.
Northern Iowa rips SMS
October 7, 2001
Adam Benge scored two touchdowns and rushed for 132 yards Saturday to lead Northern Iowa to a 27-3 win over Southwest Missouri State.
Mistakes cost KSU
October 7, 2001
Kansas State lives and dies by its special teams play. But in a pivotal 16-6 loss to Colorado, there was little of the former and a lot more of the latter, leaving coach Bill Snyder searching for reasons behind missed extra points and field goals, botched punts and mental errors during punt coverage.
Tigers come back, outlast Cowboys in three overtimes - Missouri 41, Oklahoma State 38, 3OT
October 7, 2001
Trailing 14-0 in the first half and struggling on offense, Missouri appeared headed for a long night. It wound up being one for Oklahoma State instead. Missouri scored on five straight possessions to take a 28-14 lead, saw Oklahoma State rally to force overtime before the Tigers kicked a field goal in the third OT to win 41-38 Saturday night.
Four-year-old remains in critical condition
October 7, 2001
A 4-year-old boy involved in a two-vehicle accident south of Ottawa remained in critical condition Saturday night at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
Regulations put restrictions on future development, rebuilding
October 7, 2001
Here are some of the major features of the proposed floodplain regulations:
Settling Seattle
West Coast city celebrates 150 years
October 7, 2001
As Seattle prepares to commemorate its sesquicentennial, the city is famous for building jumbo jets and giving birth to Starbucks Coffee and grunge rock, symbols of today’s pop culture. But the totem poles that pop up here and there suggest the Emerald City has its roots in the culture of the continent’s original settlers.
Six Degrees’ a tragi-comic exploration of America
October 7, 2001
By Jan Biles “Six Degrees of Separation” is one of playwright John Guare’s best. With just the right mix of tragedy and comedy, the play becomes a tool to talk about the ills of America disconnectedness, racism, homophobia, division between economic classes.
Wait awhile to overseed
October 7, 2001
By Bruce Chladny September is traditionally the best time to overseed cool-season grasses such as tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass. The young seedlings have ample time to mature before crabgrass germinates in the spring and the heat stress of summer sets in.
Seasonal shades
Colorful trees and shrubs signal arrival of cooler weather
October 7, 2001
By Carol Boncella The multicolored pageantry of October is a spectacle to behold. The foliage of trees and shrubs becomes a kaleidoscope of yellows, oranges, reds and purples. Clinging to trees above us, floating in the air around us or rustling on the ground at our feet, the bright leaves of fall make this time of year especially picturesque.
JoAnn Schaake Merla
October 7, 2001
On the record
October 7, 2001
Postwar clowns are affordable collectibles
October 7, 2001
Clowns have always been popular children’s toys. Tin toys shaped like clowns date to the mid-19th century. But collectors who want affordable collectibles probably should concentrate on the postwar tin toys made in Japan, Europe or the United States in the 1950s and 1960s.
Firebird’ employs unique set
October 7, 2001
The Houston Ballet will bring an intense night of contemporary ballet to the Lied Center this week with a program that includes “Indigo,” “Esmeralda pas de deux” and “The Firebird.”
Bragg gives loving tribute to grandpa
October 7, 2001
What kind of man is it, Rick Bragg asks, who is so beloved, so missed, that the mere mention of his death 42 years later could send his daughters running out of the room in tears? “A man like that,” Bragg thought, “probably deserves a book.”
Franzen adjusting to newfound fame
October 7, 2001
Jonathan Franzen whose “The Corrections” is hailed as the latest Great American Novel grew up a child of the suburbs. Like his novel’s suburban town of St. Jude, Franzen’s St. Louis neighborhood was a sanctuary of seemliness and sameness.
Keeping an eye on V.I.
Paretsky’s new book taps into family history
October 7, 2001
By Jan Biles Detective-private eye V.I. Warshawski has changed as the world around her has changed. She no longer has to prove she’s as competent as the boys. Concern over her gender has been replaced with respect for her investigative skills.
Powers promote economic solidarity
October 7, 2001
The world’s major industrial powers pledged on Saturday to work together to boost growth in a global economy badly shaken by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to intensify their efforts to choke off money flowing to terrorist organizations.
Taliban vows war, offers deal
October 7, 2001
Taliban gunners in Afghanistan’s capital unleashed a thunderous barrage at a plane cruising high over Kabul on Saturday as President Bush delivered a stern warning that “time is running out” for the regime to hand over Osama bin Laden.
Commuter Connection eases burden of daily drive
October 7, 2001
By Mindie Paget Thousands of Douglas County residents each day join a mass exodus of motorists heading to jobs in Kansas City, Topeka and elsewhere. Meanwhile, people from surrounding communities drive into Lawrence to attend classes at Kansas University or to work at Lawrence businesses.
Plan puts residents at odds
October 7, 2001
By Joel Mathis Ted Boyle remembers 1993. That was the year of the last great flood in Lawrence. Boyle used a boat to get around his North Lawrence neighborhood and carry worried business owners and employees to their shops and offices.
Nation Briefs
October 7, 2001
PHILADELPHIA: Amtrak changes ticket policy Oregon: Bogus marshal ticketed Saudi Arabia: Deadly bombing called unrelated to U.S. attacks New York: Afghan filmmaker killed
Reporters get potentially lethal weapons on flights
October 7, 2001
Despite a nationwide security crackdown, two New York Daily News reporters were able to slip potentially deadly carry-on items such as knives, razor blades and scissors past checkpoints at 10 major airports last week as part of an investigation by the paper.
Algerian thought to be second suicide bomber in Paris plot
October 7, 2001
An Algerian arrested in Spain 11 days ago may have been one of two suicide bombers who had planned to blow up the U.S. Embassy and another American target in Paris in March.
Hijackers’ trail wound through Europe
October 7, 2001
Two months before flying a jetliner into the World Trade Center, Mohamed Atta went on a European road trip. He flew from Miami to Spain, rented a car and drove 1,190 miles in 12 days, including a brief visit to Switzerland.
CIA under pressure to rely more on spies
October 7, 2001
After being surprised by the deadliest attack ever on the United States, the nation’s $30 billion-a-year intelligence community is under increasing pressure to reduce its dependence on high-tech surveillance and electronic eavesdropping, improve its analysis and hire more spies, even if they’re not the most pristine moral characters.
Ballet dancers take on ‘Frankie and Johnny’
October 7, 2001
The Kansas City Ballet will take a trip back to the late 1930s for its fall performance Thursday through Oct. 14 at the Lyric Theatre, 1029 Central Ave. “Frankie and Johnny,” with choreography by Ruth Page and Bentley Stone and music by Jerome Moross, will feature 25 dancers in the bawdy dance, which debuted in 1938.
Canada applauds famous theaters
October 7, 2001
The Canada Post is honoring two famous theaters by issuing new stamps. The Grand Theatre stamp highlights the building’s historical origins. Ambrose Small, who founded the institution in 1901, is shown in front of the theater’s famous proscenium.
ACLU reign
October 7, 2001
Terrorism not new
October 7, 2001
A look at history
October 7, 2001
Friends and neighbors
October 7, 2001
Arafat criticizes Palestinian gunmen
October 7, 2001
In a rare public criticism of Palestinian militants, Yasser Arafat’s Cabinet has demanded gunmen stop attacking Israel, saying they have violated the Mideast truce and damaged Palestinian interests.
Tripleheader scheduled for playoffs on Tuesday
October 7, 2001
The baseball playoffs will open Tuesday with a tripleheader, and the World Series champion New York Yankees will start their best-of-five series Wednesday night against Oakland.
Kansas Hunting Seasons
October 7, 2001
Vermeil settling in routine
October 7, 2001
Dick Vermeil’s to-do list has changed drastically from a year ago. Instead of power-washing the barn on his Pennsylvania ranch, he is designing power sweeps in Kansas City. Greasing the tractor has given way to tracking guys like Brian Griese. Scouting for duck season has been replaced by scouting Eagles and Cardinals.
Military strategy coming into focus
October 7, 2001
Intelligence from Pakistan. Air strikes from Oman or from aircraft carriers. Troops on the ground in Uzbekistan to back up special forces operating inside Afghanistan. And perhaps a command center inside Saudi Arabia.
Briefs
October 7, 2001
Kansas City anglers win Lawrence duo champs Coffey youth deer hunt
Drawing unnecessary for some state deer permits
October 7, 2001
Wildlife and Parks is offering a number of resident deer permits that may be purchased without going through a drawing. Applications for these permits are now available from Wildlife and Parks offices or from the agency’s website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us.
Waterfowl numbers remain sound
October 7, 2001
Waterfowl enthusiasts should expect an impressive though diminished fall flight this autumn. Based on observations by conservation organizations in the field and surveys by U.S. and Canadian federal governments, habitat conditions varied throughout the breeding grounds. That will also cause regional variation in the fall flight.
Quilt created to honor El Papaturro
Unofficial ‘sister city’ celebrates 10th anniversary of repatriation
October 7, 2001
More than a dozen people from across the country gathered this weekend in Lawrence for the annual meeting of the U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities Network. The Lawrence-El Papaturro Friendship Committee, the network’s local representative, was host to the meeting at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread.
U.S. officials leave south Philippines
Traveling to region discouraged; Wichitans still held hostage
October 7, 2001
The U.S. government has withdrawn officials and contractors from the southern Mindanao region of the Philippines and advised American citizens not to travel there because of increasing terrorist threats.
U.S. sketches plan to rebuild Afghanistan
October 7, 2001
The United States on Saturday tightened its noose around the Taliban regime in Afghanistan Saturday, laying the groundwork for a massive international effort to rebuild the battle-scarred nation after the fighting stops.
Local briefs
October 7, 2001
Library predicts book sale will exceed previous profits Organizers of a book sale to benefit the Lawrence Public Library say they’ll make more money this year than in years past. The annual Friends of the Library book sales one in the spring and one in the fall usually generate about $75,000, said Earl Schweppe, Friends board member. Steady business since the fall sale began Thursday leads organizers to believe they’ll break sales records. Every cent of the money earned from selling books donated by community members goes to the library for new books, music, computers and other necessities, said Marian Wilbur, Friends member. A constant stream of customers Saturday browsed the selection of books, music and maps, including Jean Palmateer, above left and her daughter Beth Clover. All items will be half-price today. Monday evening, a grocery bag of books will sell for $5, and Thursday evening, customers can get a bag of books for $3. __________________________ Leadership: Journal-World editor to lead Associated Press group Emporia Richard Brack, managing editor of the Lawrence Journal-World, has been elected chairman of the Kansas Associated Press Managing Editors association for 2001-2002. He succeeded John Lechliter, executive editor of The Emporia Gazette, whose term ended Saturday during the group’s annual convention. The Kansas APME represents about 45 Kansas newspapers that are members of the worldwide news cooperative. Sherry Chisenhall, managing editor of The Wichita Eagle, was elected vice chairman. Brack joined the Journal-World as business editor in 1997 after working seven years at The Des Moines Register. He became managing editor in 1999. He is a Great Bend native and graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at Kansas University, where he was editor of the University Daily Kansan. __________________________ Culture: Lawrence museums receive general operating grants Washington Two Lawrence museums have received grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University received a grant of $112,500. KU’s Museum of Anthropology received a grant of $60,716. The grants are for general operating support, which means the museums are free to determine where the money can best be spent to improve their overall service. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.239 at Conoco, West Sixth Street and Crestline Drive. 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.
Declining interest rates a mixed blessing
October 7, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Recent declines in interest rates have produced a pair of very different responses at the Douglas County Courthouse. In the register of deed’s office, lower interest rates have been good for business. Just across the lobby in the county administrator’s office, they’ve created an extra dose of anxiety.
Louisiana students learn long odds against gamblers
October 7, 2001
Hoping to combat the glitzy promises of casinos and lotteries, Louisiana is giving students a chance to figure out for themselves just how slim their odds are of winning. The program on the mathematics of chance, tested last spring and now available to all Louisiana middle schools, is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation.
KU event brings down the house
October 7, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Red and blue balloons lined about every street Saturday at Kansas University. Children had their faces painted with Jayhawks, moons and rainbows. High school students toured the campus with their parents, soaking in all the information and wondering about their college future.
How to control health care at the end of life?
October 7, 2001
In 1998, Margaret Lazarz sat down with trusted relatives to orchestrate a critical stage in her life her final medical care. With two surgeries and a pacemaker behind her and congestive heart failure a near certainty, the then-80-year-old knew there would come a time, not so far in the future, when she would need her loved ones to act on her behalf.
Consider questions carefully before drawing up advance directives
October 7, 2001
Before drawing up an advance directive, think through these questions and then discuss them with your loved ones:
Taking time to do advance directives now causes less stress on family later
October 7, 2001
By Joel Mathis Hwi-Ja Canda practices what she preaches. The 49-year-old Lawrence woman is a social worker at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where she works with patients on developing advance directives instructions to doctors and family members on how to provide health care should a patient become too ill to speak.
National League Roundup: Henderson collects hit No. 2,999
Cardinals take lead in Central with 10-6 win over Astros
October 7, 2001
Rickey Henderson has set himself up for either a grand finale on Tony Gwynn’s last day in the big leagues, no less or a long winter. Henderson pulled within one hit of 3,000 with one day left in the season, and Phil Nevin had his first three-homer game, including a grand slam, as San Diego beat Colorado, 10-4, Saturday.
Choir to perform at cathedral
Lawrence singers prepare for trip to nation’s capital
October 7, 2001
By Jan Biles Members of the Lawrence Civic Choir are limbering up their vocal cords for a concert later this month at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The choir will sing music written by Kansas composers or music that represents the state’s ethnic groups at the Kansas State Day observance Oct. 21.
Pipeline leak slowed
October 7, 2001
Crews on Saturday installed a clamp over a bullet hole in the trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, which has leaked about 285,600 gallons of oil into the wilderness over the past three days.
Festival celebrates culture of Kansas towns
October 7, 2001
By Mindie Paget Step into the Lindsborg booth at the Kansas Sampler Festival, and it’s almost like stepping back to the late 19th century, when Swedish immigrants settled the Smoky Valley of Kansas. Decked in traditional Swedish costume, Duane and Kally Tuttle tell tales of raising a maypole at Midsummer and watching Swedish folk dancers at the annual Svensk Hyllningsfest.
10-7 JoAnn Schaake Merla
October 7, 2001
JoAnn Schaake Merla Memorial services for JoAnn Schaake Merla, 59, Concord, Calif., were Sept. 15, 2001, at Calvary Apostolic Church, Concord.
10-7 Would Lawrence benefit from a transit system…?
October 7, 2001
Would Lawrence benefit from a transit system between Kansas City and Lawrence?
SLT panel soundoff
October 7, 2001
How were the members of the Planning Commission Task Force that made the recommendation on the South Lawrence Trafficway selected? Who are the members and how did they vote on recommendation? Members of the South Lawrence Trafficway Planning Commission task force were selected by the chair of the Planning Commission, Ron Durflinger. The members are: planning commissioners Jane Bateman, David Burress and John Haase; Douglas County Commissioner Bob Johnson; Lawrence City Commissioner Marty Kennedy; and Mary Loveland of the Lawrence school board. Task force members then asked Planning Director Linda Finger to join the group and allowed her to vote on the final recommendation.
WKD Floodplain regulations sidebar
October 7, 2001
Here are some of the major features of the proposed floodplain regulations: l Two new zoning districts — one for the floodway and another for floodway fringe — would be created .
WKD-commuter breakout
October 7, 2001
Let us hear from you Do you have interesting or quirky commuter stories? Questions for Commuter Q & A? Inquiries about roadwork?
Flood plain meeting breakout
October 7, 2001
Public input A committee of the Lawrence-Douglas Planning Commission will take public input on the proposed floodplain regulations at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and 5 p.m. Oct. 15 in City Hall. The commission will consider the city and county portions of the regulations at its Nov. 28 and Dec. 19 meetings, respectively, before sending them on to the city and county commissions for final approval.
Franklin County accident killed four update
October 7, 2001
Four-year-old remains in critical condition
Festival celebrates state culture
October 7, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com Step into the Lindsborg booth at the Kansas Sampler Festival, and it’s almost like stepping back to the late 19th century, when Swedish immigrants settled the Smoky Valley of Kansas.
WKD-County deals with downturn2
October 7, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com Recent declines in interest rates have produced a pair of very different responses at the Douglas County Courthouse.
s a poem for every occasion
October 7, 2001
The old once-familiar poets have been a kind of obsession with me lately, especially the poets who told stories. Stories, often in sentimental language. Most of these poets are no longer fashionable, not taught in English departments. They’re the people we learned in grade school. When Thanksgiving approached, we read about the landing of the Pilgrims. Spring brought many verses. I think I’ve told you that whispering in class, an art class, led the teacher to order me and his son, the other offender, to memorize “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” by the next day. Not long before she died my dear Aunt Amy sent me two poems, both of which were among my favorites. “Under the spreading chestnut tree the village smithy stands” always rang bells for her (and me) because her father was the village blacksmith. “Still sits the schoolhouse by the road, a ragged beggar sunning” was about a little girl tearfully telling a little boy that she was sorry she had beaten him in a spelling bee. Aunt Amy’s mother, my grandmother, was a champion speller. I wasn’t a champion, but I came close.
SUN Firebird
October 7, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The Houston Ballet will bring an intense night of contemporary ballet to the Lied Center this week with a program that includes “Indigo,” “Esmeralda pas de deux” and “The Firebird.”
Blotter
October 7, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Tennis
October 7, 2001
College Results Indiana Invitational
City running results
October 7, 2001
City Results SANDRAT TRAIL RUN
Outdoors briefs
October 7, 2001
Kansas City anglers win Clinton tourney
Whitetail deer permits
October 7, 2001
Pratt — Wildlife and Parks is offering a number of resident deer permits that may be purchased without going through a drawing. Applications for these permits are now available from Wildlife and Parks offices or from the agency’s website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us.
SUN WEB Dying Helpful Web sites
October 7, 2001
Here are some Web sites regarding advance directives and end-of-life issues: l Partnership for Caring: Free, state-specific living wills at www.partnershipforcaring.org. Hotline: (800) 989-9455
KU-Texas Tech Stats
October 7, 2001
TEAM STATISTICS KU TTU
Rebuilding effort planned
October 7, 2001
Knight Ridder Newspapers Washington — The United States on Saturday tightened its noose around the Taliban regime in Afghanistan Saturday, laying the groundwork for a massive international effort to rebuild the battle-scarred nation after the fighting stops.
Fall flight forecast
October 7, 2001
Waterfowl enthusiasts should expect an impressive though diminished fall flight this autumn. Based on observations by conservation organizations in the field and surveys by U.S. and Canadian federal governments, habitat conditions varied throughout the breeding grounds. That will also cause regional variation in the fall flight.
characters deal with death
October 7, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Nathan Gonzales began his theatrical career at an early age.
SUN new art center
October 7, 2001
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photos ANN EVANS, left, executive director of the Lawrence Arts Center, and Marilyn Dobski, president of the center’s board of directors, tour the new auditorium and backstage facilities at construction site of the new arts center in the 900 block of New Hampshire.
celebrates 10th anniversary of repatriation
October 7, 2001
J-W Staff Reports More than a dozen people from across the country gathered this weekend in Lawrence for the annual meeting of the U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities Network.
Arts notes
October 7, 2001
Maxeys to pair for concerts of duets KU alumnus to talk on interior design Award winners for LOYO exhibition named
Births
October 7, 2001
Births: * Sarah Goepfert and Richard LaDuron, Perry, a boy, Friday.
SUN rail
October 7, 2001
Public comment being taken for Percent for Art project
SUN Death poll question
October 7, 2001
Online poll If a loved one was in a vegetative state, would you disconnect life support from them?
SUN Civic Choir
October 7, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Members of the Lawrence Civic Choir are limbering up their vocal cords for a concert later this month at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
10-7 Bruce column
October 7, 2001
September is traditionally the best time to overseed cool-season grasses such as tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass. The young seedlings have ample time to mature before crabgrass germinates in the spring and the heat stress of summer sets in. With October’s mild temperatures and sunny days, gardeners are still asking: “Is it too late to seed my lawn?” The answer is: “Yes and no.”
Ned Kehde column for Oct. 7
October 7, 2001
For a growing circle of Kansas anglers, the days stretching between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 are potpourri time. During this spell, fishermen try to see how many different species they can hook and release. Depending on the reservoir, a fisherman can tangle with channel catfish, crappie, drum, largemouth bass, sauger, smallmouth bass, striped bass, sunfish, walleye, wipers, white bass and white perch.
WKD Floodplain regulations generate controversy
October 7, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com More: www.lawrenceplanning.org
Taking time to do advance directives now causes less stress on family later
October 7, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Hwi-Ja Canda practices what she preaches.
Sunday datebook
October 7, 2001
TODAY Noon-4 p.m.: Historic Old West Lawrence fall homes tour, seven homes and the Ninth Street Baptist Church, 841-1483 or 865-4499. Fee charged. Tickets required.
s Day charity
October 7, 2001
St. Patrick’s Day charity applications available
s objection to unfunded assessments
October 7, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com A trio of Lawrence area school superintendents is backing U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore’s challenge of federal legislation that requires more testing of students, but doesn’t provide money to pay for the assessments.
Ku volleyball loses
October 7, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Ray Bechard is not used to this new rally scoring system quite yet.
KU-TT sidebar
October 7, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Lubbock, Texas — Saturday night was a homecoming for more than just Texas Tech.
Superintendents oppose federal testing mandate
Trio backs Dennis Moore’s objection to unfunded assessments
October 7, 2001
By Tim Carpenter A trio of Lawrence area school superintendents is backing U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore’s challenge of federal legislation that requires more testing of students, but doesn’t provide money to pay for the assessments.
Langston clobbers Haskell.
October 7, 2001
Fred Fair passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as Langston beat Haskell 36-0 Saturday afternoon. Fair completed 5-of-9 passes for 179 yards and ran for 113 yards on 13 attempts for the Lions (3-3).
Kansas needed victory like it claimed at Tech
October 7, 2001
By Chuck Woodling No need to pinch yourself. It really happened. Many football wags thought they’d play the Afghanistan National Anthem prior to U.S. sporting events before Kansas University ever posted a come-from-behind triumph on the road.
Sooners slip past Longhorns - Oklahoma 14, Texas 3
October 7, 2001
The Oklahoma Sooners didn’t dominate the Texas Longhorns this time. They tricked ‘em instead. Third-ranked Oklahoma set up its only touchdowns by running an option on fourth-and-2 and pooching a punt on a fake field goal, leading to a 14-3 victory over No. 5 Texas on Saturday.
Plays’ characters deal with death
October 7, 2001
By Jan Biles Nathan Gonzales began his theatrical career at an early age. “When I was little, my neighbors and I would do little shows. My mom would write the scripts,” Gonzales, a Kansas University junior studying film, said. “We would sell tickets for 25 cents, but would give a coupon for 5 cents off.”
You can pick your phobia, but leave me out of it
October 7, 2001
By Marsha Henry Goff Have you ever been terrorized by phobias? Me, too only not necessarily by my own. Take the time my parents, sisters and I were visiting relatives in my mother’s small Oklahoma hometown. Then newly licensed and pretty proud of it I offered to drive Aunt Vera to the grocery store.
The Motley Fool
October 7, 2001
Last week’s question and answer Driven to regret
Let online investor beware, regulators say
October 7, 2001
The bleak stock market environment of recent months finally may have proven what state and federal securities regulators suspected all through the bull market of the 1990s online investors are not as savvy as they think they are.
Anglers hit shorelines this time of year
October 7, 2001
By Ned Kehde For a growing circle of Kansas anglers, the days stretching between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 are potpourri time. During this spell, fishermen try to see how many different species they can hook and release.
Fatal anthrax case puzzles investigators
October 7, 2001
Relatives of a Florida man who contracted a fatal case of anthrax are being given antibiotics as a precaution and his co-workers have been tested and cleared, health authorities said Saturday.
Political backdrop
October 7, 2001
Journal-World Editorial A wide open governor’s race may add some political overtones to the 2002 session of the Kansas Legislature.
Sampler Fest breakout
October 7, 2001
Sample Kansas The Kansas Sampler Festival continues today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forest Park in northwest Ottawa. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 7 to 14. Children 6 and under are free.
SUN Paretsky breakout
October 7, 2001
A hometown favorite What: Reading and book signing by author Sara Paretsky.
10-7 Garden Spot
October 7, 2001
The multicolored pageantry of October is a spectacle to behold. The foliage of trees and shrubs becomes a kaleidoscope of yellows, oranges, reds and purples. Clinging to trees above us, floating in the air around us or rustling on the ground at our feet, the bright leaves of fall make this time of year especially picturesque. These colors, present in the leaves throughout the year, finally are unmasked with the loss of chlorophyll in the autumn. Only then, when the green has faded, are we able to enjoy their beauty.
KU-TT game
October 7, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Lubbock, Texas — Two hours before kickoff Saturday night, Kansas University quarterback Mario Kinsey was throwing passes to teammate Marcellus Jones in an empty Jones SBC Stadium.
Making progress
Arts center’s roof almost finished, heating on soon
October 7, 2001
By Jan Biles The roof is almost finished. The interior stud walls are ready for Sheetrock. The electrical wiring and the plumbing are in place. The windows are expected to be installed in a few days.
Arts notes
October 7, 2001
Public comment being taken for Percent for Art project ‘Ragtime’ to cast youngster for Lied Center show Union Station finds room for cast of giant T.rex Langston Hughes book discussion group to start Two concerts to mark recital hall anniversary
Blues, Predators settle for 2-2 deadlock
October 7, 2001
St. Louis’ Mike Keane knows Saturday’s tie with the Predators wasn’t pretty, but he’ll take points any way he can get them. “We know how important home-ice advantage is in the playoffs, and we know how important these points are early in the season,” he said. “Are we happy with the outcome? No. But we’ll take the positives.”
God bless America’ irks ACLU
October 7, 2001
Some parents, students and administrators are defending the school district’s decision to keep a “God Bless America” sign up. The school district posted the message on a sign outside Breen Elementary School after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Last WTC rescue teams leave
October 7, 2001
The last federal rescue crew left the World Trade Center on Saturday, leaving New York officials to continue the nearly month-old effort to locate nearly 5,000 bodies buried in the rubble.
Briefcase
October 7, 2001
Workplace: Workers’ security worries don’t spike after attacks Agriculture: Ocean Spray hopes to put squeeze on competition Motley Fool: Name that company
Preparing for pink slip makes good financial sense, especially now
October 7, 2001
Airlines are laying off 100,000 workers, perhaps more. Unemployment is rising. Recession, if it is not already here, seems certain. A sense of unease is spreading. Amidst all this comes some not-so-cheery advice from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants: how to handle a layoff or prepare for one if you think your job is shaky.
Patriotic energy could turn to service
October 7, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The great feat of statesmanship is to turn catastrophe into opportunity. That is what John McCain and Evan Bayh hope to do, by converting the surge of patriotic energy unleashed by the terrorist attacks of last month into a greatly expanded program of national service for young Americans.
A woman’s Prerogative
Brand consultancy aims to build on buying power
October 7, 2001
By Mark Fagan As shoppers cut back on purchases, factories receive fewer orders and the national economy stumbles into recession, Cindy Maude is sharpening a new marketing tool to help lift the fortunes of astute companies. Her new Lawrence-based brand consultancy, called Prerogative, is designed to help businesses connect with the strongest pool of buying power in the land: women.
National Guard posted in Missouri airports
Armed troops intended to reassure nervous air travelers
October 7, 2001
Armed and in camouflage, Missouri National Guard troops newly trained by the Federal Aviation Administration began watchdogging checkpoints at the state’s commercial airports Saturday, hoping to reassure air travelers jittery since the terrorist attacks.
Afghans’ royal sentiments revived
October 7, 2001
The days of the king were so different, Afghans say. They remember happy school days, weekend picnics, nights spent watching “Gone with the Wind” or listening to Tom Jones records. And they remember what it was like to live in peace.
Substance stops spread of germs
October 7, 2001
The white liquid resembling skim milk that fills bottles in the back of an Ann Arbor laboratory doesn’t look like a potentially powerful tool in the war against bioterrorism. But looks can be deceiving.
Lawrence school board agenda for Oct. 8
October 7, 2001
Principals of the Lawrence junior high schools will present proposals for new class schedules.
SUN EAT plays breakout
October 7, 2001
One-act offerings What: “Running With the Big Dogs” by Nathan Gonzales and “Mourning Glorie” by Kirby Fields.
10/7 Motley Fool
October 7, 2001
ASK THE FOOL The Dow Divisor
SUN Civic Choir breakout
October 7, 2001
Unison of voices What: Lawrence Civic Choir concert.
Questions for your pharmacist
October 7, 2001
Kansas Senior Press Service Q. I’ve heard many times that one ought to talk to the pharmacist about prescriptions and how they might interact with other medicine, side effects and the like. But I don’t know exactly what to ask,, and they always seem so busy at the pharmacy. What exactly should I be asking?
Kansas’ Texans tickled with win
Jayhawks quarterback Kinsey: ‘It was my homecoming, too’
October 7, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Saturday night was a homecoming for more than just Texas Tech. Kansas University football players Mario Kinsey and Reggie Duncan, who both hail from the Lone Star State, rained on the Red Raiders’ parade as the Jayhawks stunned Texas Tech, 34-31, at Jones SBC Stadium.
Aggies rally, survive late scare from Bears - Texas A&M 16, Baylor 10
October 7, 2001
Texas A&M’s defense is still perfect in the last quarter. The Aggies’s record is unblemished, too. No. 24 Texas A&M (5-0, 2-0 Big 12), which has yet to allow any points in the final quarter, spotted Baylor a 10-3 first-half lead Saturday, then held the Bears scoreless in the second half in a 16-10 victory.
Crouch sets records in Huskers’ rout - Nebraska 48, Iowa State 14
October 7, 2001
About all that’s left on Eric Crouch’s checklist is winning a national championship. The Nebraska senior has done just nearly everything else. Crouch set an NCAA Division I-A record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback Saturday night, scoring four times to push his total to 51 as No. 4 Nebraska beat Iowa State, 48-14.
Investigators look for clues in Russian plane explosion
October 7, 2001
Investigators sorted through debris pulled from the Black Sea a wheel, mangled seat frames, a metal fragment with jagged holes trying on Saturday to determine why a Russian airliner exploded, killing 78 people.
America is in denial about snoring
October 7, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald A man we’ll call him “Harvey” went to see a doctor, complaining of tiredness, bruises all over his body, shooting pains, and quotation marks around his name. The doctor immediately recognized these symptoms
WKD-Commuter Connection
October 7, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com Thousands of Douglas County residents each day join a mass exodus of motorists heading to jobs in Kansas City, Topeka and elsewhere.
a tragi-comic exploration of America
October 7, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com “Six Degrees of Separation” is one of playwright John Guare’s best. With just the right mix of tragedy and comedy, the play becomes a tool to talk about the ills of America — disconnectedness, racism, homophobia, division between economic classes.
s roof almost finished, heating on soon
October 7, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com The roof is almost finished. The interior stud walls are ready for Sheetrock. The electrical wiring and the plumbing are in place. The windows are expected to be installed in a few days.
SUN Breakout with living wills
October 7, 2001
Living wills Lawrence Memorial Hospital will have a panel discussion on advance directives and planning for the end of life from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the hospital auditorium, 325 Maine.
Kansas-TTech notebook
October 7, 2001
* Zach Dyer opened at quarterback for the Jayhawks. Mario Kinsey, who replaced Dyer as the starter in the last game against Colorado, was punished for missing a practice the week before last, KU coach Terry Allen said.. Kinsey made his first appearance with 9 1/2 minutes remaining in the first half and played the rest of the way.. ” * Senior defensive tackle Ervin Holloman didn’t make the trip. Holloman’s mother died last week in Wichita and her funeral was Saturday. Holloman had started 13 of the last 14 games. Marquis Hayes, another senior, started in Holloman’s place with soph Tony Strickland as the back-up. “
Consider questions carefully before drawing up advance directives
October 7, 2001
Before drawing up an advance directive, think through these questions and then discuss them with your loved ones.
Sunday woodling
October 7, 2001
No need to pinch yourself. It really happened. Many football wags thought they’d play the Afghanistan National Anthem prior to U.S. sporting events before Kansas University ever posted a come-from-behind triumph on the road.
Grass not always greener after divorce
October 7, 2001
Caller ID can screen brother with hang-ups
October 7, 2001
10/7 Business front briefcase
October 7, 2001
WORKPLACE Workers’ security worries
Buffaloes upend Wildcats - Colorado 16, Kansas State 6
CU snaps 4-game skid to KSU; ‘Cats lose 2 in a row for first time since ‘94
October 7, 2001
Gary Barnett’s “return to dominance” theme has become such a focal point for Colorado, the players have made it an acronym. With a few more performances like Saturday’s 16-6 victory over No. 12 Kansas State, they’ll make it a reality.
Top 25 roundup: Unranked Georgia nips No. 6 Vols
October 7, 2001
With new coach Mark Richt calling the shots, Georgia found a way to win in Neyland Stadium. The Bulldogs’ 26-24 victory over sixth-ranked Tennessee on Saturday was their first here in six tries and first since 1980 when Herschel Walker was a freshman.
Dump kit helps women unload
October 7, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Thinking of going back to a former lover? Don’t do it. Instead, snap out of your love daze with the help of a rubber band in The Original Dump Kit, created by Patti Watkins, a Lawrence native.
Changes may ultimately benefit U.S.
October 7, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe Across the nation and across the globe, huge changes in domestic politics and geopolitics are beginning to unfold.
Horoscopes
October 7, 2001
Trees spur feeling of human kinship
October 7, 2001
By George Gurley The old elm in downtown Lawrence that has provoked so much compassion reminds me of the stately elms that once shaded the street in Kansas City where I grew up.
s new book taps into family history
October 7, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Detective-private eye V.I. Warshawski has changed as the world around her has changed. She no longer has to prove she’s as competent as the boys. Concern over her gender has been replaced with respect for her investigative skills.
Bookstore
October 7, 2001
Good showing for KU open house
October 7, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Red and blue balloons lined about every street at Kansas University on Saturday.
10-7 dump kit
October 7, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com MORE: www.dumpkit.com
Business briefs
October 7, 2001
Jayhawks stun Raiders - Kansas 34, Texas Tech 31, 2OT
QB Kinsey directs KU to ‘huge’ win over Tech
October 7, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Two hours before kickoff Saturday night, Kansas University quarterback Mario Kinsey was throwing passes to teammate Marcellus Jones in an empty Jones SBC Stadium. Five and a half hours later, the stadium was filled, but it was just as quiet after Kinsey directed a miraculous come-from-behind, 34-31, double-overtime Big 12 victory over Texas Tech.