Archive for Tuesday, October 9, 2001

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Former governor named to head wildlife and parks department
October 9, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 1:14 p.m.) Former Gov. Mike Hayden is returning to public service in Kansas as the secretary-designee for the Department of Wildlife and Parks.
New restrictions on top-secret briefings get mixed reviews in Congress
October 9, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 1:08 p.m.) President Bush’s decision to severely limit the members of Congress who get top security briefings on the war against terrorism got a mixed review from lawmakers who returned to work Tuesday after the Columbus Day holiday.
Former teacher get 3 years probation after affair with student
October 9, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 12:53 p.m.) A former Southwest Junior High School teacher will serve three years probation for having an affair with a student.
Helm to serve 24 months probation for taking two children
October 9, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 12:46 p.m.) Natasha Helm will serve probation under Douglas County Community Corrections for taking two children from their mother last winter, a judge ruled Tuesday.
McGautha murder trial delayed
October 9, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 12:41 p.m.) A man who was to be tried Wednesday in Douglas County District Court for attempted first-degree murder changed attorneys on Tuesday, thus delaying the trial for more than a month.
Rumsfeld: Airstrikes knocking out Taliban’s air defenses
October 9, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:58 p.m.) Three days of airstrikes by U.S. and British warplanes have taken a toll on the al-Qaida terrorist network and the Taliban militia in Afghanistan that supports it, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
FBI terrorism probe detains 614
FBI investigates anthrax cases
October 9, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.) The number of people arrested in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks rose to more than 600 people as the FBI investigated an anthrax contamination at a building in Florida that housed several tabloid newspapers.
Anti-terror bombing campaign going ‘around the clock’
Bush won’t say whether ground troops on tap
October 9, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 4:11 p.m.) American pilots bombed targets in Afghanistan day and night Tuesday, and President Bush refused to say whether ground troops would be added to the campaign against terrorism. The United Nations listed four security guards as civilian casualties of the military bombardment.
Runway collision kills 118 in Italy
October 9, 2001
An SAS airliner taking off for Denmark hit a private jet that wandered across the runway, then careened into an airport building in a fiery crash that killed all 114 people on both planes and four people on the ground Monday. It was Italy’s worst aviation disaster.
State Capitol antes up security
October 9, 2001
The state is restricting the traffic flow on the Capitol grounds again and has added security personnel in the wake of military strikes in Afghanistan. Sawhorses of wood and metal went up Monday to prevent vehicles from driving through arches under the north and south Statehouse steps. The barriers were designed to force traffic around the steps and away from the building.
Free State’s Wang takes title
Firebirds win regional crown
October 9, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Phase I of Emily Wang’s state plans are complete. Wang, Free State High’s top tennis player, rolled to the regional singles title Monday at Lawrence Tennis Center while leading the Firebirds to the team title.
Amidst terror, Americans keep giving
October 9, 2001
Almost as soon as terrorists struck New York and Washington, Americans began donating money and then asking each other to give more. They still are.
OU isn’t ranked No. 1, but so what?
Until proven otherwise, Sooners are the best college football team in America
October 9, 2001
Remember the days of the Space Race when we vowed not to go to sleep under the gaze of a Communist moon?
Muser still on board
KC skipper keeps job despite lousy season
October 9, 2001
Yes, Tony Muser has kept his job, defying all baseball logic and infuriating those few loyal fans who still care.
Local reaction to attacks mixed
October 9, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Lawrence response to the continuing U.S. attacks in Afghanistan on Monday ranged from patriotic support to outrage.
Vermeil: All four INTs weren’t Green’s fault
October 9, 2001
Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil doesn’t believe quarterback Trent Green deserves all the blame for four interceptions by Denver’s Deltha O’Neal on Sunday.
Tuesday Best Bets
October 9, 2001
THE PROCLAIMERS appear at 8 p.m. today at The Beaumont, 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
City tennis results
October 9, 2001
City Results Sunday at Lawrence Tennis Center
Ots war.terrorism.safety?
October 9, 2001
With the war on terrorism started, do you fear for your safety? Ryan Butts
Missile defense
October 9, 2001
J-W Editorials The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks may renew interest in further development of a missile defense shield for the United States. Chances are those in charge of our nation’s defense are going to be giving increased study to the possibility of building a “shield” around the United States to protect this country and its people from missile attacks.
Briefcase
October 9, 2001
Sprint denies rumor of layoffs announcement Merger to create company with $5 billion in assets Investors lock in profits Clear Channel to purchase Ackerley for $500 million
County eases up heating regulations
October 9, 2001
County homeowners now will be able to install propane furnaces and hot water heaters in their basements without fear of violating county codes.
Schilling willing to take center stage
Crunch time’ best time of the year, Arizona pitcher maintains
October 9, 2001
This is the moment Curt Schilling craved when he came to Arizona 15 months ago, a chance to pitch in the postseason again, a spot on center stage when it matters most.
Campaign includes food, leaflet drops
October 9, 2001
America is battling terrorism with messages as well as might dropping leaflets and filling radio airwaves with words urging Afghans to shun the ruling Taliban and back the war on terrorism.
Land mines a big threat to troops in Afghanistan
October 9, 2001
There’s the treacherous terrain, the peaks and valleys, the caves where enemy soldiers can hide for deadly ambushes.
6News Video: 32nd St. route for the SLT gets support
October 9, 2001
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission has voted to put the SLT through the Baker Wetlands.
First, second wives don’t always create family feud
October 9, 2001
Nation briefs
October 9, 2001
British journalist released from Afghan custody Nation wins seat on U.N. Security Council Railroads, truckers add new security measures More than 600 arrested; 200 still being sought
High school volleyball results
October 9, 2001
High School Results Tuesday at Eudora
Hayes, Barr enjoying reunion
October 9, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Kansas University’s homecoming football game Saturday night against No. 3-ranked Oklahoma will be an opportunity for KU assistant coaches Johnny Barr, Tom Hayes, Clarence James and Sam Pittman to see some old friends.
Collage Concert to build camaraderie ––— KU fine arts dean wants to see departments create sense of community
October 9, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Some of the goals Toni-Marie Montgomery, dean of Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts, focuses on are to build community among the university’s departments of music, dance and art and design and to raise money for student travel grants.
Pot, gun thrown from vehicle
October 9, 2001
Suspects arrested after police chase Two men were arrested Saturday after they allegedly led Lawrence Police on a chase while throwing bags of marijuana and a pistol from their vehicle.
Two gentle giants move on
October 9, 2001
By David Brode Washington Post Writers Group Two gentle giants have left us, and the world is a poorer place. Within 72 hours, death claimed both Mike Mansfield, the longtime Senate majority leader from Montana and all-time model of modesty and courage, and Herblock, the great cartoonist who was the conscience of The Washington Post and American journalism for more than half a century.
Parade lifts New Yorkers’ spirits
October 9, 2001
Urging people not “to let terrorism hinder us,” Mayor Rudolph Giuliani refused to bow to fear Monday, marching in a Columbus Day Parade that combined a traditional celebration of Italian-American heritage with a patriotic theme.
M’s suddenly even
Runaway season means nothing now as Tribe series begins 0-0
October 9, 2001
The Seattle Mariners awoke Monday a little groggy after sipping champagne and found something missing 116 wins. They disappeared from the standings overnight.
Military claims preliminary success
Monday’s assessment showed initial bombing raids hit Afghan targets
October 9, 2001
The U.S.-led bombing campaign in Afghanistan has been at least modestly successful against its first set of targets, senior Pentagon officials said Monday. Five long-range bombers a pair of B-2 stealth bombers flying from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and three B-1B’s from the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia joined 10 strike planes launched from aircraft carriers in the Arabian Sea in sending bombs and missiles at air defense and other military targets across Afghanistan.
Junior high football
October 9, 2001
Junior High Results EIGHTH GRADE
County brief (propane)
October 9, 2001
County eases up heating regulations
Tuesday datebook
October 9, 2001
TODAY 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.: Storytime for 2-year-olds and an accompanying adult, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833, Ext. 117. Registration required.
Homecoming
October 9, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Kansas University is adding some new events to its homecoming football game Saturday: bag searches and ticket-checks.
Business briefcase for Tuesday
October 9, 2001
TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sprint denies rumor
s Niang visiting Kansas
October 9, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Senegal’s Moulaye Niang has come a long way in two short years — all the way from West Africa to his new residence of El Cajon, Calilf., a suburb 20 miles east of San Diego.
Correction
October 9, 2001
The name of the school where Cheri Woolsey received her master’s degree was incorrect in Sunday’s Journal-World. Woolsey received her degree from Baylor University.
KU-MU to kick off at 1 p.m.
October 9, 2001
COLLEGE FOOTBALL KU-MU won’t be televised
Man walks into vehicle
October 9, 2001
Pedestrian suffers injury after walking into vehicle
Soundoff - 10-8-01 cat food cans
October 9, 2001
When I go to recycle, are cat-food cans considered metal or aluminum? I can’t tell. They are aluminum.
s Hallmark plant gets special order
October 9, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com An overwhelming outpouring of sentiments and support is adding to the workload at Hallmark Cards Inc. in Lawrence.
Planners choose 32nd Street
October 9, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com Building the uncompleted South Lawrence Trafficway on a 32nd Street route north of the Wakarusa River is preferable to a south-of-the-river option, a divided planning commission decided Monday.
Bin Laden camps teach terror
October 9, 2001
Osama bin Laden’s training camps, prime targets of the U.S.-British military strikes, mix religious instruction with terrorist disciplines, from guns and explosives to hijacking and assassination.
Truck’s gravel load causes wreck
October 9, 2001
By Mike Belt A dump truck overturned Monday afternoon at 11th Street and Haskell Avenue when a load of gravel shifted, Lawrence Police and witnesses said. James T. Matz, 31, Kansas City, Kan., was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. He was treated and released.
Americans show resilience even in shadows of hatred, fear
October 9, 2001
America listened with dread Monday for echoes of explosions it had unleashed a world away.
Firebirds wipe slate for playoffs
October 9, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Forget about it, Free State.
Dafoe, Bruins blank Capitals
First-year Boston coach Ftorek off to 3-0 start following 4-0 win
October 9, 2001
Robbie Ftorek is undefeated after three games as the Boston Bruins’ coach, and he knows exactly what that’s worth in the scheme of a long NHL season.
Wang leads Free State to regional tennis title
October 9, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Phase I of Emily Wang’s state plans are complete.
s golf results
October 9, 2001
College Results PURINA CLASSIC
City football notebook
October 9, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Forget about it, Free State.
Baldwin dominates 4A tennis regional
October 9, 2001
Holly Oakleaf charged the net, and with the same fluid motion ripped a shot that peppered the nose of Baldwin’s Carissa Venable on Monday afternoon in the doubles championship match of the Class 4A regional at Baldwin High. The problem was Oakleaf also is a Bulldog.
10-9 Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature to convene annual sessio
October 9, 2001
Silver-Haired Legislature to convene annual session More: www.k4s.org/kdoa/Silver-haired.htm
City softball standings
October 9, 2001
(THROUGH OCT. 8 GAMES) Men’s Sunday — Knock it out II 9-1, Honeywell 8-2, Wannabe’s 7-3, The Blast From the Past 3-7, Hitters 2-7, Donkey Punchers 1-9.
s cam
October 9, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com State Sen. David Adkins, a leading member of the moderate wing of the Republican Party, promised Monday he’d make Kansas safe if elected attorney general.
10/9 CASA brief
October 9, 2001
CASA to begin volunteer training Douglas County CASA will be training volunteers this month to work with juveniles in the justice system.
s close
October 9, 2001
Dow Industrials —51.83, 9,067.94
s golf results
October 9, 2001
College Women COLLEGIATE SHOOTOUT
Introduction to the 2001 state test graphics
October 9, 2001
The Kansas Department of Education released results Tuesday on the state’s standardized assessments in math, reading, science and social studies. This is the second year of the math and reading exam and the first year of science and social studies.
Three American, British scientists share Nobel Prize in medicine
October 9, 2001
An American scientist and two British researchers won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discoveries about cell division that could open the way to new cancer treatments.
News briefs
October 9, 2001
Jet gets military escort after passenger scuffle Radio’s Rush Limbaugh says he’s nearly deaf Incoming hurricane strongest of season Sunken submarine raised from sea floor
Ottawa soccer
October 9, 2001
High School Results OTTAWA 8, KC WARD 1
Soccer results
October 9, 2001
College Men Tuesday at Ottawa
Local briefs for Wednesday
October 9, 2001
Kansas men fifth in Purina Classic
LHS volleyball falls
October 9, 2001
LHS volleyball drops two matches at Hayden
Area racing results
October 9, 2001
Area Results THUNDERILL SPEEDWAY
tells story of innocence lost, freedom gained
October 9, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The Tony Award-winning musical “Ragtime” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Center.
Soundoff
October 9, 2001
When are parent-teacher conferences coming up at school? First quarter ends Thursday, with no school K-12 for staff development and grade recording. On Oct. 18, kindergarten through sixth grades have no school for parent-teacher conferences, and on Oct. 19, K-12 will be off for conferences.
Ray davies review
October 9, 2001
Ray Davies charms without ‘Kinks’
Botter
October 9, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Lawrence resident to carry Olympic torch
October 9, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com An 89-year-old Lawrence man is among the 15 Kansans chosen to carry the Olympic torch through the state en route to the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
Investigation completed
October 9, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com More than $8,000 in fraudulent entertainment vouchers may have been given to the Kansas University Athletic Corp., a police investigation has revealed.
Prisoner increase expected to burden state budget ––— Gov. Bill Graves called for tax increase to make ends meet
October 9, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — More bad news for the state budget.
s expansion
October 9, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com A plan to relocate and expand the Lawrence Farmers Market using city and county funds will receive more study. But county commissioners warned vendors a tight budget will make county support difficult.
Baldwin water line break
October 9, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Baldwin officials are asking residents to conserve water after a leak was found in the city’s water line.
s gravel load causes wreck
October 9, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A dump truck overturned Monday afternoon at 11th Street and Haskell Avenue when a load of gravel shifted, Lawrence Police and witnesses said.
Final vote to close Grant to occur in November
October 9, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The Lawrence school board plans to drive the last nail into Grant School’s coffin in November.
Wilson injured in horse accident
October 9, 2001
ACCIDENT Deputy in serious condition
s close
October 9, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.52; corn, $1.77; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.17. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.55; corn, $1.77; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.17. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.55; corn, $1.77; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.17. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.79; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.17. Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.20. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $4.22.
Lawrence-based Packerware adds storage in Topeka
October 9, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Production at Packerware Inc. in Lawrence is overflowing into Topeka.
Regional golf
October 9, 2001
Topeka — Free State High’s Ashley Johnson is the only city athlete to qualify for the state golf tournament next monday at Shawnee Country Club. Johnson shot 89 at Monday’s Class 6A regional at Lake Shawnee, good for a tie for 10th. Top five finishers outside of the top two qualifying teams advance to state.
Junior high schools one step closer to block schedules
October 9, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Junior high school students in Lawrence will likely enroll next month under a new schedule format that carves out longer class periods for students to study subjects in more depth.
Some secrecy shrouds Late Night
October 9, 2001
Late Night to have different flavor? Late Night With Roy Williams is undergoing a bit of a facelift.
FSHS shuts out SM South in soccer
October 9, 2001
Nick Giannakis scored a pair of goals as Free State High’s soccer team blanked Shawnee Mission South, 2-0, on Monday at Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex. The Firebirds improved to 8-3-1 in handing SM South its second loss against 11 wins. South was ranked first in the state earlier this season.
Horoscopes
October 9, 2001
Patriotic cards on way
Lawrence’s Hallmark plant gets special order
October 9, 2001
By Mark Fagan An overwhelming outpouring of sentiments and support is adding to the workload at Hallmark Cards Inc. in Lawrence. The plant, at 101 McDonald Drive, this week will run a special order of 1 million cards that carry patriotic themes.
A measured start to a long campaign
October 9, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Day One of the long campaign ahead against global terror established an overriding war aim for the United States remarkable in clarity and ambition. The strikes on Afghanistan were a necessary first step toward removing terrorist-inspired fear from the everyday concerns of Americans.
New director opens homeland security office
October 9, 2001
In a windowless space 10 paces from the Oval Office, Tom Ridge reported for duty Monday at the new Office of Homeland Security. His assignment: figure out where America is vulnerable to terrorist attack and try to ensure it doesn’t happen again. “The task before us is difficult, but not impossible,” said Ridge, who resigned as Pennsylvania governor just three days earlier to accept the daunting challenge laid out by President Bush.
Jobs needed
October 9, 2001
Fireworks and pets
October 9, 2001
Living wage
October 9, 2001
Technique not ‘obscure’
October 9, 2001
Ray Davies charms without Kinks
October 9, 2001
By Michael Newman Ray Davies, a singer-songwriter who along with brother Dave founded the seminal ‘60s rock group The Kinks, has been performing his music and spoken word cabaret act, “The Storyteller,” for several years now. Sunday night Davies and accompanying guitarist Pete Mathison performed at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Mo.
Air strikes could stall industry revival
Military action concerns U.S. airlines
October 9, 2001
The U.S. air strikes on Afghanistan threaten the nation’s airlines just as they were beginning to lure back travelers with tighter security and lower fares. “In the immediate future, people are going to be wary of flying,” said Bob Abrams, a travel agent at Valerie Wilson Travel in New York. “But I’ve seen this stuff go away in a month. Thanksgiving is going to be a bellwether. It’s the biggest travel day of the year.”
Lawrence-based Packerware adds storage in Topeka
October 9, 2001
By Mark Fagan Production at Packerware Inc. in Lawrence is overflowing into Topeka. The Lawrence-based maker of plastic cups, bowls and garden products has signed a one-year lease for a 160,000-square-foot warehouse at Forbes Industrial Park in Topeka.
Daily ticker
October 9, 2001
Afghan assault continues
First daylight raid launched
October 9, 2001
Jets bombed the stronghold of Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban militia in southern Kandahar hours after dawn Tuesday, Taliban officials said. Taliban soliders replied with heavy anit-aircraft fire as the planes streaked over Kandahar about 8:15 a.m.
KU boosts security for football weekend
October 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University is adding some new events to its homecoming football game Saturday: bag searches and ticket-checks. In response to the start of U.S.-led retaliation against accused terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, university officials say security will be tighter than usual when the Jayhawks play No. 3 Oklahoma University.
Attacks anger Islamic world
October 9, 2001
European nations threw their support behind U.S.-British attacks on Osama bin Laden and the Afghan rulers who protect him, but the military strikes sparked protests and sharp criticism across the Muslim world. In the Gaza Strip, anti-American demonstrations ended with a gunbattle between Palestinian police and student protesters that left two Palestinian bystanders dead.
High-tech videophones capture front-line action
October 9, 2001
CNN’s images from the air war over Afghanistan are being made possible by a new high-tech device even though viewers may complain the pictures are of low quality.
Lawrence resident to carry Olympic torch
October 9, 2001
By Dave Ranney An 89-year-old Lawrence man is among the 15 Kansans chosen to carry the Olympic torch through the state en route to the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. “I think my daughter had something to do with this,” said Wes Seyler. “I’m still pretty active for my age, and she thought that was enough reason to nominate me.”
Braves not favored
Atlanta in unfamiliar position entering series against Houston
October 9, 2001
The Atlanta Braves are in unfamiliar territory heading into this year’s postseason.
Police wrap up inquiries
October 9, 2001
By Mike Belt More than $8,000 in fraudulent entertainment vouchers may have been given to the Kansas University Athletic Corp., a police investigation has revealed. The Kansas University Public Safety Office on Friday completed its investigation into possible fraudulent vouchers, Lt. Schuyler Bailey said Monday. The resulting report was turned over to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office.
Senator stresses safety, public service for state
October 9, 2001
By Scott Rothschild State Sen. David Adkins, a leading member of the moderate wing of the Republican Party, promised Monday he’d make Kansas safe if elected attorney general. Adkins, a legislator from Leawood and attorney with one of Kansas’ largest law firms, spoke to supporters at the Lawrence Visitor Information Center as part of a three-day, 14-city campaign blitz.
Baker Wetlands leak in Baldwin’s water line worries officials
Break in iron pipe may be worse than 1998 leak that took five days to fix and cost $100,000 to repair
October 9, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Baldwin officials are asking residents to conserve water after a leak was found in the city’s water line. The leak, gushing 75,000 gallons per hour, is somewhere in the Baker Wetlands. The 12-inch iron pipe, which carries water from Lawrence to Baldwin, was buried there in the 1970s when the area was dry cropland.
On the record
October 9, 2001
FAA ranks Wichita near bottom in security
October 9, 2001
Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport fell near the bottom of the class in Federal Aviation Administration tests designed to grade security at the nation’s airports.
County considers market’s expansion
October 9, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A plan to relocate and expand the Lawrence Farmers Market using city and county funds will receive more study. But county commissioners warned vendors a tight budget will make county support difficult.
Prisoner increase expected to burden state budget
Gov. Bill Graves called for tax increase to make ends meet
October 9, 2001
By Scott Rothschild More bad news for the state budget. Last week, Gov. Bill Graves’ administration talked about the possibility of cutting programs to the poor and sick to cover a projected $123 million revenue shortfall.
Unpaid mortuary returns corpse
October 9, 2001
Nancy King returned to her central Missouri home from picking up a gallon of milk to find a white body bag containing the corpse of her boyfriend on the front porch.
Free State’s Johnson makes state golf
October 9, 2001
Free State High’s Ashley Johnson is the only city athlete to qualify for the state golf tournament next monday at Shawnee Country Club.
Cosmosphere layoffs not because of ‘Star Wars’ exhibit, president says
October 9, 2001
Financial losses from an exhibit based on the “Star Wars” prequel weren’t to blame for the first layoffs ever at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, its president said.
Homers, scoring down despite Bonds
October 9, 2001
Here’s something that makes Barry Bonds’ home-run record even more impressive: It came in a down year for baseball offense. Pitchers, helped by a bigger strike zone, regained a little ground in their never-ending battle with batters. Scoring was down 7.1 percent this season, home runs were down 4.2 percent and the overall ERA dipped 7.4 percent.
Maddux, Mariners begin playoff quest
October 9, 2001
Greg Maddux is ready to renew the quest and the Seattle Mariners are eager to start, too. Mark McGwire might even join this party. A week later than scheduled, baseball begins its postseason today with a focus on strong pitching, a pair of 100-win teams and a few stars hoping to reverse past fortunes.
BCS standings postponed
October 9, 2001
The first set of standings used to determine which teams play in the Bowl Championship Series’ national championship game will be released a week later than previously announced.
LPGA cancels meet in Korea
October 9, 2001
The LPGA Tour and title sponsor Sports Today said Monday they had canceled the tournament in South Korea next week because of the military action in Afghanistan.
Indiana prep picks K-State
October 9, 2001
Justin Johnson, a 6-foot-8 center at Merrillville High School, has made an oral commitment to play basketball at Kansas State.
Baldwin rules tennis regional
October 9, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Holly Oakleaf charged the net, and with the same fluid motion ripped a shot that peppered the nose of Baldwin’s Carissa Venable on Monday afternoon in the doubles championship match of the Class 4A regional at Baldwin High.
Free State soccer blanks SM South
October 9, 2001
Nick Giannakis scored a pair of goals as Free State High’s soccer team blanked Shawnee Mission South, 2-0, on Monday at Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex.
New York healthy following extra week
October 9, 2001
The extra week added to the season proved quite beneficial for the New York Yankees.
Board examines schedules, Grant
October 9, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board plans to drive the last nail into Grant School’s coffin in November.
Grant’s closure near
October 9, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board plans to drive the last nail into Grant School’s coffin in November.
32nd Street option wins with city planners
October 9, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Building the uncompleted South Lawrence Trafficway on a 32nd Street route north of the Wakarusa River is preferable to a south-of-the-river option, a divided planning commission decided Monday.
Gov. Graves objects to splitting Douglas County
October 9, 2001
Gov. Bill Graves opposes splitting Douglas County between two congressional districts, as some of his fellow Republicans have proposed.
John E. Garrett
October 9, 2001
H. Leonard Williams
October 9, 2001
Jones diagnosed with cancer
Celtics’ Hall of Famer optimistic about chances of recovery
October 9, 2001
Former Boston Celtics great K.C. Jones said he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, but the Basketball Hall of Famer is optimistic about his recovery.
Guillen returns to Safeco
October 9, 2001
Mariners shortstop Carlos Guillen returned to Safeco Field for the first time since being diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis.
Bonds sees record falling
October 9, 2001
In the 70 seasons from 1928 to 1997, the home run record was broken once. Now it’s been smashed twice in the last four years, and Barry Bonds figures his new record of 73 might not last long.
St. Louis slams Lions
Warner throws three TD passes in 35-0 rout
October 9, 2001
For the St. Louis Rams, remaining the NFL’s only unbeaten team was as simple as pitch and catch.
NFL briefs
October 9, 2001
Denver rookie receiver out at least two weeks Bills urge NFL to fine Lewis for hit
6News Video: Reports from around the world
October 9, 2001
The B-2 stealth bombers from Whiteman AFB figure prominently in the Afghanistan bombings. Also, the CDC are still investigating the anthrax outbreaks in Florida. The Russian submarine lost at sea last year has been raised. Finally, Hurricane Iris has reached Category 4 and will make landfall in Belize.
6Sports Video: Emily Wang dominates her way to state
October 9, 2001
Free State’s Emily Wang has been playing well enough to possibly earn a top seed at the upcoming state tennis tournament.
Sneak in dried plums as surprise
October 9, 2001
The worldwide popularity of the sandwich is a tribute to its ability to accommodate endless variations.
Local briefs
October 9, 2001
Straub’s ace set pace for KU
Local briefs
October 9, 2001
Accident: Deputy in critical condition after horse threw him off Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ron Wilson was injured Sunday afternoon when he was thrown from a horse on his farm in the Vinland area, Sheriff Rick Trapp said. Wilson, 43, was in critical condition Monday in Kansas University Medical Center’s intensive care unit, a hospital spokesman said. A friend who was with Wilson called for help and sheriff’s officers and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical responded shortly before 4 p.m., Trapp said. No other information about the incident was available. Wilson was a candidate for sheriff in the 2000 elections but lost to Trapp. _________ Kansas responds: Firefighters’ T-shirt sales raise more than $30,000 Area firefighters selling “Remember Our Fallen Brothers and Sisters” T-shirts have raised more than $30,000 for the families of police officers and firefighters killed during the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York. “I’m taking orders bulk orders, that is until Thursday evening,” said Doug Woods, a detective with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and one of the fund-raiser’s organizers. “After that, we’re going to cut off sales. We need to wrap things up so we can get the check in the mail.” Woods said neither he nor his partner, Doug Green, a lieutenant with the Lawrence Fire Department, is able to fill individual orders. Woods may be reached via e-mail at detwoods@hotmail.com. All of the money raised will be divided equally among the unions representing the New York City and Port Authority police officers and the New York firefighters. _________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.219 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. 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.
Roberts honored
October 9, 2001
Roberts to be honored
Collage Concert to build camaraderie
KU fine arts dean wants to see departments create sense of community
October 9, 2001
By Jan Biles Some of the goals Toni-Marie Montgomery, dean of Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts, focuses on are to build community among the university’s departments of music, dance and art and design and to raise money for student travel grants. She’s banking on the annual Collage Concert to do both. The fund-raising concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lied Center showcases the music, dance and visual arts created by KU students and faculty.
BY WED Collage Concert breakout
October 9, 2001
Mixing it up What: Collage Concert, featuring performances by students and faculty in Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts.
Mr. Washington goes to town in movieland
Actor breaks out of his typical good-guy role in ‘Training Day’
October 9, 2001
No more Mr. Nice Guy for Denzel Washington.
Zoolander’ is master of catwalk
October 9, 2001
The hardest part about poking fun at fashion in the movie “Zoolander” is that real-life fashion is funnier than anything you can make up.
U.S. tries to maintain diplomacy with Muslim states
October 9, 2001
The Bush administration is struggling to maintain the backing of Arab and other Muslim states even as it warns that it may take its war against terrorism beyond Afghanistan.
Romance resumes on ‘Gilmore’
October 9, 2001
When the first season of the goofy, good-natured comedy “Gilmore Girls” (7 p.m., WB) ended, Max (Scott Cohen) surprised Lorelai (Lauren Graham) with 1,000 yellow daisies. He had them delivered after she complained about his casual way of popping the question.
Lawrence reaction to attacks mixed
October 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Lawrence response to the continuing U.S. attacks in Afghanistan on Monday ranged from patriotic support to outrage. Some said the military action was a logical step in the fight against terrorism. Others said they were simply a way to please Americans hungry for vengeance.
Second case of anthrax prompts FBI investigation
October 9, 2001
The FBI on Monday took over the investigation into the anthrax death of a Florida man after the germ was found in the nose of a co-worker and on a computer keyboard in their office. Hundreds of people who worked near the men lined up to get medical tests.