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Powell opens visit to Pakistan
October 15, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 3:14 p.m.) Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Pakistan Monday just as tensions with India flared up again over Kashmir. President Bush worried that fighting there “could create issues” for the U.S.-led war next door in Afghanistan.
U.S. adds leaflets to bombing campaign
October 15, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:19 p.m.) American warplanes launched daylight and nighttime attacks over Afghanistan Monday and the Pentagon said it began dropping leaflets to assure Afghans that the bombing is aimed at ridding their country of terrorists.
Letter in Senate majority leader’s office contained anthrax
October 15, 2001
(Updated Monday at 2:52 p.m.)A letter opened Monday in the office of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle tested positive for anthrax, prompting a criminal investigation into a bioterrorism scare that has now spread to Capitol Hill.
Britain honors New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani with knighthood
October 15, 2001
(Updated Monday at 12:25 p.m.) Mayor Rudolph Giuliani received an honorary knighthood Monday from Queen Elizabeth II for his “outstanding help and support to the bereaved British families in New York.”
Number of people exposed to anthrax jumps to a dozen amid fears of bioterrorism
October 15, 2001
(Updated Monday at 12:32 p.m.) Three new cases—a police officer and two lab technicians involved in an investigation at NBC’s New York headquarters—tested positive for exposure to the bacteria, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Sunday. Nevada officials said four people who may have come into contact with a contaminated letter at a Microsoft office tested negative, while results weren’t known for two others.
Strike called to protest Pakistan support of U.S.-led attacks
October 15, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 6:51 a.m.) Merchants by the thousands kept shops shuttered across Pakistan on Monday after Muslim leaders called for a national strike against government support of U.S.-led military strikes on Afghanistan.
Explosions shake Kabul in U.S. raids
October 15, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:19 p.m.)Huge explosions shook the Afghan capital day and night Monday, sending terrified residents scurrying for shelter, as U.S. jets pounded suspected weapons storage sites in Kabul and across the country.
MON City agenda
October 15, 2001
Recognition * Proclaim the week of Oct. 14 as “Teen Read Week.”
Nobel Prizes hit the mark
October 15, 2001
Vinegar and honey, raw silk and velvet, pen and shield: So are V.S. Naipaul and Kofi Annan one to the other. But more important than their personal contrasts is a fundamental similarity. It was recognized last week by the Swedes and Norwegians who award Nobel Prizes for good writing and for good deeds. Naipaul, the majestic writer who is a global citizen, and Annan, the super-diplomat from Africa, travel different routes through the moral and political wreckage created in the Third World by colonialism and by post-colonial rule. But each man recognizes the enormous damage the combination of exploitation and misrule has inflicted on the world’s poor and helpless, and each addresses that damage with honesty and integrity in his life’s work.
following loss
October 15, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com The only thing worse than Kansas University’s loss to third-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday night was the health of the football team on Sunday.
Timeline details key events in SLT history
October 15, 2001
1930 * Hare and Hare Landscape of Kansas City, Mo., produces a “Major Thoroughfare Plan” for the Lawrence Planning Commission. The resulting map shows an early concept of a “boulevard” looping south around the city. The “southern” route is drawn along 20th Street.
Ostertag has heard trade rumors
October 15, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Trade rumors — and they are ongoing — apparently do not bother Greg Ostertag.
Oct15-40
October 15, 2001
The Kansas University campus was preparing for weekend homecoming events with Iowa State as the football opponent. A parade, queen contest and carnival were among the featured events for the “old-fashioned college program.”
Nobel Prizes hit the mark
October 15, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Vinegar and honey, raw silk and velvet, pen and shield: So are V.S. Naipaul and Kofi Annan one to the other. But more important than their personal contrasts is a fundamental similarity. It was recognized last week by the Swedes and Norwegians who award Nobel Prizes for good writing and for good deeds.
Wichita plans assistance for its unemployed
October 15, 2001
Local leaders and private organizations are coming up with ways to help the economy and thousands of area residents who are about to be laid off.
State, unions agree on pact
October 15, 2001
Leaders from the two largest state employees unions agreed Sunday to accept contract deals reached with the state, ending a two-week walkout by 23,000 government workers.
Payless not big enough, developers claim
Planning commissioner argues home improvement store should ‘redevelop’ existing site
October 15, 2001
By Joel Mathis Why not Payless?
Photo correction
October 15, 2001
A photo caption in Saturday’s Journal-World incorrectly identified the group performing to the song “Thriller” at Late Night with Roy Williams. The performers were with the National Council of Negro Women.
Oct15-25
October 15, 2001
Special security arrangements were being made for an appearance by Republican vice presidential candidate Bob Dole, the senior Kansas senator, to be in Lawrence for the Kansas-Oklahoma football game. (Oklahoma won the game.) Douglas County with a 13-inch moisture deficit for the year and crop losses of more than $7 million was added to a list of nine other Kansas counties recommended for emergency drought aid.
Recruiting update/walk on tryouts
October 15, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kevin Bookout had such a good time on his campus visit to Kansas he didn’t even mind leaving the KU-Oklahoma football game at halftime.
Salute to america band
October 15, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com When the calls came to donate blood to the Red Cross after the Sept. 11 tragedy, Lesley Hughes knew she couldn’t help.
Soundoff
October 15, 2001
How can I find out exactly where my property line lies? Property owners can find the exact location of their property lines at the Douglas County Register of Deeds office, which is in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Interested individuals simply need to give the address to a clerk at the office and the clerk can pull a copy of the property’s deed, which shows exact boundary lines. Hours for the office are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
In the news
October 15, 2001
LABOR State workers unions
A whining press
October 15, 2001
Media people need to be reminded that “we’re all in this together.” Increasingly at issue will be the American media, the war against terrorism and complaints that the Bush administration is making it difficult to cover events.
Everyone, especially military reservists, should plan for hardships
October 15, 2001
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String quartet offers seamless performance
October 15, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com The Guarneri String Quartet is no stranger to the Lied Center. Having appeared on the Lied Center’s Swarthout Chamber Music Series a dozen times, the quartet returned to the venue Sunday afternoon to play a delightful trio of classical works before a moderately sized audience.
MON-Traffic drives SLT
October 15, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com Bob Johnson looks at the stalled South Lawrence Trafficway project and sees a roadblock between Lawrence and its destiny.
Timeline details key events in SLT history
October 15, 2001
1930 Hare and Hare Landscape of Kansas City, Mo., produces a “Major Thoroughfare Plan” for the Lawrence Planning Commission. The resulting map shows an early concept of a “boulevard” looping south around the city. The “southern” route is drawn along 20th Street.
What’s after the Taliban?
October 15, 2001
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers This is not the Gulf War. Nor is it the Kosovo war.
A whining press
October 15, 2001
J-W Editorials Media people need to be reminded that “we’re all in this together.” Increasingly at issue will be the American media, the war against terrorism and complaints that the Bush administration is making it difficult to cover events.
Balancing rights against security
October 15, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group FBI director Robert Mueller had been on the job one week when the job changed. These days Mueller, 57, works in shirtsleeves in an office near the Strategic Information and Operations Center. Counterterrorism funds were used to expand the SIOC in 1998 from 4,000 to 40,000 square feet. The FBI’s post-Sept. 11 mission depends on information systems that will not be overwhelmed by big cases, as they were by the Oklahoma City terrorism.
Ransley McNulty
October 15, 2001
MON City bottom line
October 15, 2001
The Lawrence City Commission will consider rezoning and a preliminary development plan for a Home Depot store at 31st and Iowa streets.
Monday Best Bets
October 15, 2001
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE performs at 9 p.m. today at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. TODAY
Packers blast champs
Favre on fire in 31-23 win over Ravens
October 15, 2001
Brett Favre doesn’t feel he has anything left to prove to anybody, and that’s why he relished showing Ray Lewis he’s still the best quarterback in the NFL.
Wildcats fall out of national rankings
October 15, 2001
It’s been years since Kansas State didn’t have the word “Number” in front of its name.
True gentlemen are out there; let children talk to birth mother
October 15, 2001
Precision bombs only as good as human programmers, military learns
October 15, 2001
The precision bombs and missiles with complex targeting technology are only as fail-safe as the humans who create and program them. A guided bomb dropped on Afghanistan missed its target by a mile Saturday.
MON City backgrounder
October 15, 2001
Commissioners rejected a similar rezoning proposal earlier this year because of concerns that it was bigger than called for by Horizon 2020, the city-county long-range planning guide. The new proposal is smaller, but the development plan might have a hitch: Developers want the city to pay a higher share of nearby road improvements than it normally would.
Panic response
October 15, 2001
To the editor: I was present at the Conoco station at 23rd and Haskell on the afternoon of Sept. 11, and I witnessed the impossible situation faced by the manager, Ali Ezzeddine. He was running the gas station and food mart single-handed, and a mob scene was developing. Autos were crowding into the lot, and many drivers were behaving very selfishly and intemperately.
Births
October 15, 2001
* Patricia and Dale Neis, Eudora, a girl, Saturday. * Amber Alloway and Cory Ancil, Tonganoxie, a girl, Saturday.
What’s new
October 15, 2001
Sega, THQ team up to produce Game Boy titles Prepare for computer disaster with backup Company to launch youth-oriented Web browser
A virtual face-to-face
Videoconferencing gains appeal amid travel restrictions
October 15, 2001
Maria Yap won’t be flying once a week anymore to meet with software developers in Seattle. Jack Reding, who usually flies 150,000 miles a year, also plans to cut back. Instead, the formerly frequent fliers will rely more than ever on videoconferencing.
Jensen pending
October 15, 2001
Russell M. Jensen Services for Russell M. Jensen, 92, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Blotter
October 15, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Reeling Chiefs ailing, too
October 15, 2001
The Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t have scripted a more depressing day.
Sixers now realize sports just a game
Philly players, coaches visit fire station in midtown Manhattan over weekend
October 15, 2001
If the 76ers did not know before Saturday that sports are just a diversion, not life or death, do or die, they do now.
Commission discusses rezoning, development along 31st and Iowa
October 15, 2001
The Lawrence City Commission will consider rezoning and a preliminary development plan for a Home Depot store at 31st and Iowa streets.
Bypass history pitted with politics, contention
October 15, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Bob Johnson looks at the stalled South Lawrence Trafficway project and sees a roadblock between Lawrence and its destiny. “I believe the completion of this road will mark the high point of where we are now and will be the line of demarcation that shows when this community moved on to a new level,” said Johnson, chairman of the Douglas County Commission.
Taliban-guided tour includes civilian areas hit by explosions
October 15, 2001
Waving shovels and sticks, enraged villagers surged toward foreign journalists brought here Sunday by Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban militia to see what officials say was the devastation of a U.S. air attack.
KU prof expects universe to fade
October 15, 2001
By Joel Mathis The universe will end, Adrian Melott says, not with a bang nor even a whimper. It will simply expand forever, gradually fading from sight. “It wouldn’t really have an end, in a sense,” said Melott, a professor of physics and astronomy at Kansas University. “It would just get more dark and lonely.”
Russell M. Jensen
October 15, 2001
Military escorts now standard for troubled flights
October 15, 2001
Travelers who have returned to the nation’s airports since last month’s terrorist attacks have noticed some immediate changes on the ground: longer lines, more restrictions and a greater police presence.
Statehouse ups security measures in terrorism aftermath
October 15, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Topeka — For almost 100 years, Kansans have been free to ride their horses or drive their cars beneath the limestone archways on the north and south sides of the State Capitol.
Singing at school evokes passion, dedication, students say
October 15, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com More than 400 Lawrence junior high students barely rub sleep from their eyes before filling school rehearsal rooms with song.
Ending balance seen as
October 15, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — In recent days, state agencies have warned of dire budget cuts unless the Legislature finds new money sources, such as increasing taxes or expanding gambling.
Horoscopes
October 15, 2001
On the record
October 15, 2001
Payless building not big enough
October 15, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Why not Payless?
People
October 15, 2001
Actress cruises on with post-divorce life Breast cancer concerns prompt California hike Academy welcomes 200 new inductees
KU prof expects
October 15, 2001
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Cup race postponed until today
October 15, 2001
Rain that came in fits and spurts washed out the Old Dominion 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race on Sunday.
Niinimaa’s penalty helps Oilers rally to tie Wild
October 15, 2001
Janne Niinimaa’s third-period penalty could have cost his team the game. Instead, it set up the tying goal.
Clemens ready for Game 5
October 15, 2001
Roger Clemens was headed back to New York on Sunday, ready to start Game 5 of the AL division playoffs against Oakland tonight.
Mariners rally to force Game 5
October 15, 2001
Nine outs away from having all those victories and records overshadowed by failure, the Seattle Mariners simply wouldn’t let their special season end.
Arizona advances to NLCS
Womack’s clutch hit backs Schilling
October 15, 2001
An awesome encore for Curt Schilling, boos transformed to cheers for Matt Williams and redemption for Tony Womack.
St. Louis’ Faulk suffers bone bruise
October 15, 2001
For three or four games, the St. Louis Rams’ high-powered offense will have to run without Marshall Faulk.
Fresno State survives in OT
October 15, 2001
Seconds away from being booted from Bowl Championship Series consideration, Fresno State found a way to keep its dream season alive.
Woosnam wins world title
Golfer defeats Harrington 2 and 1 in Match Play final
October 15, 2001
Ian Woosnam rallied to beat Padraig Harrington 2 and 1 Sunday to become, at 43, the oldest World Match Play champion.
Miami reclaims top spot
October 15, 2001
Miami reclaimed the No. 1 ranking after posting a convincing victory against Florida State on Saturday.
Capriati takes No. 1 ranking
October 15, 2001
Jennifer Capriati begins her reign as the new top-ranked player in women’s tennis today, completing a comeback from personal problems that put her career on hold in the 1990s.
2nd week of attacks begins in Afghanistan
October 15, 2001
U.S. jets began bombing Kabul early today as the U.S. air campaign to force the handover of Osama bin Laden entered its second week. Aboard the USS Enterprise, the launching pad for raids on Afghanistan, U.S. officers described Sunday’s attacks on the capital and other Afghan cities as “cleanup” missions to hit targets pilots had missed in earlier raids.
Bush rejects Taliban offer to negotiate
October 15, 2001
President Bush sternly rejected a Taliban offer to discuss handing over Osama bin Laden to a third country as U.S. jets began a second week of bombing. “They must have not heard. There’s no negotiations,” the president said Sunday. The number of people exposed to anthrax grew to 12 with the addition of a police officer and two lab technicians in New York. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson declared that attempts to transmit the deadly bacteria through the mail “is an act of terrorism.”
Patriotic tunes a hit in wake of attacks
October 15, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess When the calls came to donate blood to the Red Cross after the Sept. 11 tragedy, Lesley Hughes knew she couldn’t help. Hughes, a Kansas University senior from Tucson, Ariz., had passed out twice trying to give blood in the past and couldn’t face another needle.
Briefcase
October 15, 2001
Sierra Club sponsors seminar on energy Rademacher offers courses for retirement Home fair to provide money-saving ideas
On the money: Web sites help calculate a home mortgage
October 15, 2001
Although falling home mortgage rates offer a great opportunity to buy a new home, affordability still plays a key role. A number of Web sites help calculate a home mortgage amounts based on your income and other financial obligations. Here are some sites.
Everyone, especially military reservists, should plan for hardships
October 15, 2001
Across the nation, thousands of workers are waiting for a call. They are the reservists and National Guard personnel who might be summoned to help fight the war against terrorism. The call to active duty can mean financial hardship for the families of those in the Guard and Reserves. While all of us should have plans for how to handle an emergency, it becomes especially critical for those who have a military commitment.
Falling rates yield tough decisions
Holders of Treasuries, CDs lose earnings as Fed cuts interest rates
October 15, 2001
To investor Ralph Solmonese, U.S. Treasury securities have had a lot of appeal in recent years. For one thing, he said, Treasury bills, notes and bonds are safe: If you hold until maturity, you know you’ll get your money back.
French offer insurance vs. bullies
October 15, 2001
Leave it to the French to come up with bully insurance for their schoolchildren.
Winnie the Pooh hits 75
Events celebrate bear who still enjoys ‘expotitions’ and ‘hunny’
October 15, 2001
On a miserably wet and windy summer day, fans spilled from Pooh Corner a small shop filled with bear beakers, brooches, boxes and books cramming the narrow streets with their cars.
Laugh, and the Web laughs with you
October 15, 2001
Maybe a little humor is in order about now. Here are a few Web sites given over to laughs.
Uninterruptible power supplies offer peace of mind
Backup devices keep computers running after power loss, help minimize data loss
October 15, 2001
Perhaps no piece of home computer equipment is more unappreciated than the lowly UPS, or uninterruptible power supply.
Weblogs provide online outlet for ideas
Blogs’ see jump in popularity after attacks as people share their thoughts
October 15, 2001
Soon after retaliatory strikes began, Glenn Reynolds went online to urge extra vigilance, criticize peace protesters and link to a song, “I Wanna Bomb Osama.” Reynolds, a University of Tennessee law professor, did it on his Web journal, “InstaPundit.”
Technological tricks make for plenty of new Halloween treats
October 15, 2001
By Dave Toplikar “Try it!” the box invited. So I reached inside. And the clammy green hand sticking out of the candy bowl grabbed me.
Captors say they’ll behead missionaries
Extremists use pair as leverage
October 15, 2001
A Muslim extremist rebel leader threatened to behead a Kansas missionary couple before the president’s scheduled visit to the United States next month if the army does not halt its offensive on the group.
Dole: Any generation can be great
October 15, 2001
Any generation can rise to the challenge of fighting evil, be it Japanese bombers over Pearl Harbor or terrorists in New York City, former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole said.
Powder found at Ford nontoxic
October 15, 2001
An evening shift that would normally produce about 800 vehicles was canceled after an employee found a suspicious powder at Ford’s Claycomo plant, a company official said.
It’s time to eliminate OPEC
October 15, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Features Syndicate OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, has the dubious honor of being the instrument responsible for the greatest peaceful transfer of wealth in history. Founded in 1960 by Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Venezuela, it later included Indonesia, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Algeria and Nigeria. Ecuador and Gabon joined, then withdrew.
Panic response
October 15, 2001
KU ball benefits engineers
October 15, 2001
By Terry Rombeck In the 1920s through the 1940s, engineering students at Kansas University attended an annual dance called the Hob Nail Hop.
Lutherans greet new bishop
October 15, 2001
Thousands of Lutherans in Kansas and Missouri have a new bishop, after Gerald L. Mansholt was installed as leader of the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. About 100 clergy participated in Saturday’s installation service for Mansholt at Atonement Lutheran Church in Overland Park.
KU speaker will address his Auschwitz survival
October 15, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Rudolf Vrba escaped a Nazi concentration camp and let the world know about it.
Danny W. Clark
October 15, 2001
Frank Ransom Strong
October 15, 2001
Susan Glad
October 15, 2001
Baldwin resident shot during dispute
October 15, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess A man was shot three times after a neighborhood dispute in Baldwin on Sunday night. The man was taken by Life Flight Helicopter to Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., said Baldwin Police Chief Steve Butell. He said that the man was in stable condition when he was transported from the scene.
Local briefs
October 15, 2001
Medical Services: Flu vaccines administered through October, November The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will begin administering flu shots the week of Oct. 22. The department will announce specific dates, times and locations later. Vaccine will be available first for individuals 65 or older and younger people with chronic health conditions. Health care workers in close contact with these high-risk individuals also will be offered immunizations in October. Younger, healthier people are asked to wait until November, when vaccines will be more plentiful. The department says both October and November are optimal months for receiving flu shots. ________ Kansas Responds: Student group organizes bioterrorism lectures Kansas City, Kan. A group of medical students at Kansas University is starting a lecture series on bioterrorism. The series, organized by the KU Medical Center chapter of the American Medical Students Assn., will begin Thursday. Organizers are hoping to hold a lecture every Thursday through the end of the semester. The first speaker will be Dr. Allen Parmet of Midwest Occupational Medicine Associates; he will talk about the history of bioterrorism and common chemical and biological agents. The talk, co-sponsored by the Med Center department of preventive medicine, will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the School of Nursing building in Kansas City, Kan. Other lectures will begin at noon. On Oct. 25, Mark Prelas, a University of Missouri engineering professor, will discuss bioweapons manufacture, dispersal and counterterrorism. Med Center students in Wichita will participate in the lectures through teleconference. ________ Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.139 at Citgo, West 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.
Singing at school evokes passion, daily dedication, students say
October 15, 2001
By Tim Carpenter More than 400 Lawrence junior high students barely rub sleep from their eyes before filling school rehearsal rooms with song. The bell rings at 7 a.m. weekdays for the South Singers, West Chorale, Southwest Bel Canto and Central Excalibur. Teachers and students who choose to be part of these select choral groups fit early-morning rehearsals into their weekdays for the love of music, not because they get a few extra bucks or partial course credit by going to school an hour early.
Budget ‘treasure’ tempting
Lower ‘ending balance’ could ease budget crunch, some argue
October 15, 2001
By Scott Rothschild In recent days, state agencies have warned of dire budget cuts unless the Legislature finds new money sources, such as increasing taxes or expanding gambling. But what officials don’t talk about is a little-known vein of gold buried in the state budget called the “ending balance” that could wipe out cuts in social services, give state employees a pay raise and increase funds for education.
Statehouse ups security measures in terrorism aftermath
Officials look to new methods to prevent bombs, contaminated mail from entering state buildings
October 15, 2001
By Dave Ranney For almost 100 years, Kansans have been free to ride their horses or drive their cars beneath the limestone archways on the north and south sides of the State Capitol. Not anymore. Last week, state officials installed concrete barricades under both arches, making it more difficult for would-be terrorists to park a carload of explosives next to the building.
World briefs
October 15, 2001
50 miners trapped Vote includes protest
Israel kills suspect in disco bombing
October 15, 2001
Firing from long range Sunday, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian militant accused of orchestrating a suicide bombing that killed 22 people in June.
Students say school bus swerved before accident
October 15, 2001
A school bus that crashed while returning from a high school band competition, killing three people and injuring more than 30, had veered off the road to avoid a swerving tour bus, students on board told police.
Anthrax cases called work of terrorists
Health secretary says source could be work of ‘copycat’ inside the country
October 15, 2001
A New York City police detective and two lab scientists were exposed to anthrax when they handled a contaminated envelope mailed to NBC News, but they are not in danger of contracting the disease, New York authorities said Sunday as the anthrax scare continued around the globe.
Powell off to Asia to build alliance
October 15, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell headed to Asia Sunday on a diplomatic mission intended to keep tensions between Pakistan and India from further complicating the U.S. anti-terror campaign in neighboring Afghanistan.
Washington starting to say no to post-terror aid requests
October 15, 2001
After an initial burst of federal aid, the Bush administration and some lawmakers are tapping the brakes on taxpayer assistance to groups seeking help after the terrorist attacks.
Pakistan Protester shot, killed near U.S. air base
October 15, 2001
Pockets of frustrated demonstrators, unable to get at an air base where American troops were believed to be. Tense police and soldiers, ordered to protect the facility and public property at all costs. It was a combustible situation Sunday, and in an instant it exploded. There was a trash fire in the street. Then a sudden rat-tat-tat of automatic weapons fire a few short bursts. Then a series of sharp reports perhaps a demonstrator shooting back with a handgun. People were running, screaming for ambulances, loading one wounded man onto the back of a donkey cart, and racing toward the hospital.
Vietnam with snow’ awaits troops
Harsh winters prove difficult for attacking forces in Afghanistan
October 15, 2001
The fierce Afghan winter and the fabled Afghan warriors who seem to thrive in its extremes are very much on the Pentagon’s mind. If U.S. forces go to battle on the ground, Americans could experience the worst winter fighting they ever have faced “Vietnam with snow” is how one military analyst describes it.
Congressional elections set in three states
Special votes scheduled in Arkansas, Florida and Massachusetts
October 15, 2001
Electoral politics marches on this week with three special House elections.
Candidate outraged by ‘crime’ accusation
October 15, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The barely begun Republican race for attorney general has heated up already with one potential candidate blaming announced candidate David Adkins of helping cause a quadruple homicide last year in Wichita. State Rep. Tony Powell, R-Wichita, who is contemplating a run for attorney general, said Adkins, a state senator from Leawood, voted for a bill that reduced parole time for hundreds of criminals, including one who has been charged in connection with the brutal slayings of four people.
Chiefs hit by ‘Bus’
Bettis, Steelers drop Kansas City to 1-4
October 15, 2001
Jerome Bettis probably wouldn’t mind if every game was against the Kansas City Chiefs even if he had to play them on the road. Having another big game against one of his favorite opponents, Bettis ran for 112 yards and set up two scores as the Pittsburgh Steelers held off a late rally by the Chiefs for a 20-17 victory on Sunday.
LaJoie claims Busch race
Sam’s Town 250 victory ‘one for the old guys’
October 15, 2001
Randy LaJoie won the Sam’s Town 250 on Sunday after a one-day rain delay, slipping under leaders Jay Sauter and Jeff Green as they went high toward the wall with 11/4 laps to go.
Ostertag hearing trade talk
Jazz shopping former Kansas center
October 15, 2001
By Gary Bedore Trade rumors and they are ongoing apparently do not bother Greg Ostertag. “Every year my name comes up. There were so many rumors of me going … and so on and so on,” said Ostertag, Utah’s seven-year NBA veteran out of Kansas.
Yankees hammer A’s, force Game 5
Oakland’s Dye sidelined with broken leg in 9-2 loss to New York
October 15, 2001
This dynasty just won’t be beaten. It won’t even be worried. Playing with poise and pride in the face of postseason elimination, Bernie Williams and the New York Yankees escaped Oakland with their second victory in two days and forced a decisive Game 5 back in their ballpark.
10-15 Is America prepared for bioterrorism?
October 15, 2001
Is America prepared for bioterrorism? Courtney Kimple,
Baldwin shooting
October 15, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Baldwin — A man was shot three times after a neighborhood dispute in Baldwin on Sunday night.
Candidate blames competitor for murder
October 15, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com The barely begun Republican race for attorney general has heated up already with one potential candidate blaming announced candidate David Adkins of helping cause a quadruple homicide last year in Wichita.
Monday Datebook
October 15, 2001
TODAY Through Oct. 31: Hepatitis B vaccines for 12- to 17-year-olds, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine, 843-0721.
Ball benefits women engineers
October 15, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com In the 1920s through the 1940s, engineering students at Kansas University attended an annual dance called the Hob Nail Hop.
WKD-Nazi survivor to speak at KU
October 15, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Rudolf Vrba escaped a Nazi concentration camp and let the world know about it.
10/15 Monday business briefcase
October 15, 2001
ADVICE Rademacher offers courses
10-15 Tech Check - Halloween brings creepy gadgets
October 15, 2001
“Try it!” the box invited. So I reached inside. And the clammy green hand sticking out of the candy bowl grabbed me.
Balancing rights against security
October 15, 2001
FBI director Robert Mueller had been on the job one week when the job changed. These days Mueller, 57, works in shirtsleeves in an office near the Strategic Information and Operations Center. Counterterrorism funds were used to expand the SIOC in 1998 from 4,000 to 40,000 square feet. The FBI’s post-Sept. 11 mission depends on information systems that will not be overwhelmed by big cases, as they were by the Oklahoma City terrorism. The SIOC’s approximately 60 miles of fiber-optic cable are emblematic of the FBI’s turn from a reactive into a proactive institution. Its specialty has been investigations of crimes, leading to indictments — investigations triggered by “criminal predicates,” meaning evidence that a crime had been committed or is imminent. Suddenly a huge open-ended mission is prevention — turning over rocks in order to disable terrorist cells.
Flu vaccine available beginning Oct. 22
October 15, 2001
Flu vaccines administered through October, November