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U.S. strikes in Afghan capital hit homes
October 18, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 4:04 p.m.) American jets bombarded the center of the Afghan capital Thursday, and residents said a strike that hit homes killed at least five civilians including a 16-year-old girl and four in one family who lived near a Taliban tank unit.
Osama bin Laden followers receive life sentences
October 18, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 10:38 a.m.) Three of four Osama bin Laden disciples convicted in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa received life without parole Thursday in a city where terrorism is no longer a distant reality.
$1 million bounty set for anthrax terrorists
October 18, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 3:35 p.m.) The FBI and U.S. Postal Service on Thursday offered a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of those who sent anthrax through the mail. Investigators continued to link the various incidents through evidence.
Despite anthrax threat, Senate returns to work
October 18, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 9:23 a.m.) Senators filtered back to work Thursday in the face of an anthrax threat that prompted closure of the House for a sweep by teams hunting for the potentially fatal germ.
CBS News employee tests positive for anthrax
October 18, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 1:02 p.m.) An employee in CBS anchor Dan Rather’s office has the skin form of anthrax and is expected to fully recover, officials said Thursday. It’s the third confirmed case in New York City and is the same, less lethal type of infection contracted by an aide to NBC anchor Tom Brokaw and the infant son of an ABC producer.
U.S. jets pound heart of Kabul
Opposition battles for control of northern city
October 18, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 7:25 a.m.) U.S. jets attacked targets in the heart of Afghanistan’s capital Thursday. Residents said at least five civilians - including four members of one family - were killed when bombs crashed into residential areas.
THE MAG: Top Music
October 18, 2001
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘Mulholland Drive’
October 18, 2001
By Loey Lockerby After a recent screening of David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive,” a young man was describing the film to a friend on his cell phone. “I have no idea what happened,” he said. “It was really good.” Lynch’s fans should have T-shirts with that motto.
THE MAG: Top Movies
October 18, 2001
Friends and neighbors
October 18, 2001
On the record
October 18, 2001
League advises teams to check mail carefully
October 18, 2001
The NFL is screening its mail carefully and encouraging teams to do the same because of the anthrax letters sent to Capitol Hill, networks and other high-profile targets. The league also is encouraging its fans to get in touch with players and teams by means other than mail by e-mail on league and team Web sites or by faxes.
Lions’ Moore to miss rest of season
October 18, 2001
Detroit Lions wide receiver Herman Moore will miss the remainder of the season after tearing a muscle in his hip. Moore, who is in his 11th season, injured his hip in the second quarter of Detroit’s 31-26 loss at Minnesota on Sunday.
It’s ‘never a dull moment’
Bus drivers reflect on responsibilities during their appreciation day
October 18, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school bus driver Tom Farris once had to talk a student out of bringing a pet snake aboard. “Neither the boy or his mom could understand why we couldn’t have a snake on there,” said Farris, a Laidlaw Transit driver from Winchester. Then, of course, there’s the really dangerous part of driving a school bus avoiding careless motorists.
Robert Angus Cornwell
October 18, 2001
Nicholas Reid Bowen
October 18, 2001
Lorraine M. Duncan
October 18, 2001
NFL Briefs
October 18, 2001
Kick returner Milburn released by Bears Griese misses practice but says he’ll play
Ann Hopkins
October 18, 2001
Computer misuse brings sanctions to Baldwin Police
Highway Patrol orders retraining, one-month suspension on ‘Triple I’
October 18, 2001
By Mike Belt The Baldwin Police Department misused a nationwide computer system that allows law enforcement officers to check an individual’s criminal background, a Kansas Highway Patrol investigation revealed.
Magic’s McGrady bothered by back strain
October 18, 2001
At the midpoint of the preseason, the list of injured NBA players which already includes Antonio McDyess and Chris Webber keeps growing. Tracy McGrady of Orlando, Marcus Camby of New York, Theo Ratliff of Atlanta, Dan Majerle of Phoenix and Tyrone Hill of Cleveland are among the players expected to miss at least a few more games over the remainder of the preseason.
NHL Roundup: Stars, Blues skate to tie
October 18, 2001
Jere Lehtinen scored off a drop pass from Mike Modano midway through the third period and had an assist as the Dallas Stars tied the St. Louis Blues, 2-2, Wednesday night.
Hawkins to have surgery
October 18, 2001
Kansas University freshman guard Jeff Hawkins will miss two to four weeks because of a cartilage tear in his left knee, KU officials announced on Wednesday. Hawkins, a 5-foot-11 guard from Kansas City Sumner High, hurt the knee while attempting to cut in a secondary break drill in practice on Sunday.
Allen preparing Jayhawks for Border War
October 18, 2001
By Robert Sinclair If Kansas University football coach Terry Allen is talking about the Civil War and slavery during his weekly press conference, then the Jayhawks must be playing Missouri. Unlike years past, though, some people might have some trepidation about referring to the annual rivalry game as the Border War because of the country’s ongoing campaign against terrorism.
No place like home
Brown returns to Kansas for NBA exhibition
October 18, 2001
By Gary Bedore Larry Brown has played and coached in basketball palaces all over the world. No arena has touched the fifth-year Philadelphia 76ers coach like Allen Fieldhouse, where he’s returned to work tonight’s Philly-Utah NBA exhibition game (7:30 p.m., no TV). “They are all special in their own right, but nothing like this,” the former Kansas University coach said after the Sixers’ 21/2-hour practice on Wednesday afternoon in a near-vacant fieldhouse.
Baseball Notes: Angels’ Vaughn wants to return to Red Sox
October 18, 2001
Mo Vaughn, who has three years left on his contract with the Angels, would like to return to Boston. “I’m employed with the Anaheim Angels,” Vaughn said on Boston radio station WEEI-AM on Tuesday.
Atlanta rips Arizona, evens series - Braves 8, Diamondbacks 1
October 18, 2001
What a welcome back party for Javy Lopez. In his first start since he was hurt last month, Lopez broke a tie with a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves pulled away to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-1, Wednesday night in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.
Be compassionate; not all handicaps are easy to spot
October 18, 2001
Football Briefs
October 18, 2001
Syracuse coach’s father dies after cancer battle Samford fires coach
Capriati begins reign at No. 1
Top-ranked player struggles but wins in Switzerland
October 18, 2001
Jennifer Capriati made an unconvincing start to her reign as the No. 1 player, needing three sets Wednesday to beat Russian wild card Nadia Petrova at the Swisscom Challenge. This was her first singles match since she overtook Martina Hingis for the top ranking. Capriati lost in doubles in straight sets in the first round in Zurich.
State halts governor’s Capitol mail
October 18, 2001
The state has stopped forwarding mail to the Capitol for Gov. Bill Graves and his staff indefinitely in response to anthrax scares across the nation. Joyce Glasscock, secretary of administration, said Wednesday that she had ordered the mail held in a central mailroom in the nearby Docking State Office Building.
Crisis obscures ‘normal’ events
October 18, 2001
By Claude Lewis Philadelphia Inquirer In ordinary times, several news stories rendered relatively unimportant in the last month, might have dominated the news. Events and announcements that once excited the nation are being lost to the turmoil stemming from the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Lawrence lawyer takes job in D.C.
Task force examines faith-based initiatives
October 18, 2001
By Dave Ranney A Lawrence lawyer is headed for Washington, D.C. Scott J. Bloch, a partner in the Stevens and Brand law firm, has accepted a counselor’s position with the U.S. Justice Department’s Task Force on Faith-based Community Initiatives.
Oklahoma, Nebraska should cruise on Saturday
October 18, 2001
One more prep course will be held for a bunch of Top 25 teams this weekend, as in one more nice, easy opponent before final exams commence next Saturday. No. 2 Oklahoma (6-0) and No. 3 Nebraska (7-0) warm up for their national-title elimination game on Oct. 27 against a pair of mediocre Big 12 Conference foes.
Bush confident in leaving the country
October 18, 2001
President Bush assured the nation on Wednesday “we will do whatever it takes to protect our country,” whether investigating the anthrax attacks at home or rooting out terrorists abroad.
Family’ response
October 18, 2001
Firebirds eager to play at Kansas
LHS prefers meeting rival at Haskell Stadium
October 18, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Kansas University’s athletics department has offered both city high schools a chance to play a home game each season at KU’s Memorial Stadium. So far, Free State is the lone city school to accept while Lawrence High has balked at the invitations.
Campaign success
October 18, 2001
NBA Briefs
October 18, 2001
Nets cut McIlvaine Walton, Jones join Albert
Bigger picture
October 18, 2001
Phone company must pull DSL ads
October 18, 2001
They may be “very memorable,” “very funny” and “very effective,” but Southwestern Bell’s ads touting the company’s high-speed Internet service have a major problem, a federal judge ruled this week. “The central message of the ad campaign is simply not true,” U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry said.
Russians to dismantle Vietnam, Cuba bases
October 18, 2001
In an effort to raise more money for the struggling military at home, Russia will close two bases that came to be symbolic of the Cold War a radar station in Cuba and a naval support base in Vietnam, a top army official said Wednesday.
Talladega tangle
Kenny Wallace can’t forget his classic run a year ago against Dale Earnhardt
October 18, 2001
Every so often, when he’s driving around in his pickup truck or getting ready to drift off to sleep at night, Kenny Wallace thinks back to last year’s October race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Home Depot battle lingers
Kmart property owner challenges plan
October 18, 2001
By Joel Mathis The battle for Home Depot isn’t finished, despite the Lawrence City Commission’s approval Tuesday of rezoning and a preliminary development plan for the project.
Lawyers appeal for Mata Hari review
October 18, 2001
Mata Hari. For decades, the name has conjured up images of beauty, sex and betrayal against a backdrop of high-stakes wartime espionage. But in truth, a historian says, the fabled exotic dancer who was executed by France as a World War I spy was an elegant but naive woman, who liked living and spending big and wasn’t very good at either dancing or spying.
Israel calls for own ‘war’ on terror
October 18, 2001
Israel’s tourism minister, a retired general who advocated the expulsion of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza, was assassinated Wednesday in a hotel hallway a killing claimed by a radical Palestinian group.
KSU athletics director wants basketball to generate revenue
October 18, 2001
In business parlance, it’s called “increasing market share.” In athletic terms, that means putting fans in the stands and keeping them there ideally, by fielding a winning team. There aren’t many empty seats at KSU Stadium but plenty next door at Bramlage Coliseum, where Kansas State’s basketball teams play.
No. 17 Texas A&M trips Jayhawks
October 18, 2001
By Doug Pacey Kansas University’s volleyball team gave No. 17 Texas A&M all it could handle for three games, but gave away the fourth and decisive game Wednesday night at the Horejsi Center. The Aggies (13-3 overall, 6-2 Big 12) beat the Jayhawks (12-8, 2-7) 30-27, 26-30, 30-25, 30-21.
Yankees are in a league of their own
New York’s string of championships can’t be explained by luck
October 18, 2001
The Yankees had played in Oakland six times this year. And lost six times. The A’s had won their past 17 home games, the longest streak for a playoff team in 66 years. So here were the A’s, baseball’s hottest team, a team hotter since the All-Star break than even Seattle, and all they had to do was beat the Yankees once in three games.
Fewer mothers returning to work within a year of giving birth
October 18, 2001
More women are staying home with their infants for at least a year before returning to work. Of the 3.9 million women age 15 to 44 who had babies between July 1999 and June 2000, about 55 percent returned to work, or were actively seeking work within a year of giving birth, the Census Bureau reported.
Frightened residents keep authorities busy
October 18, 2001
By Mindie Paget The anthrax letter scare has some Douglas County residents so frightened that even bird droppings have been reported as “suspicious.” Emergency personnel Tuesday night called a hazardous materials team to a rural Douglas County residence, where a woman feared anthrax had been dropped on her car from an airplane.
Emmy hopes third time’s a charm
Rescheduled awards show faces potential conflict with baseball
October 18, 2001
The Emmy Awards show, delayed twice by last month’s terrorist attacks, have been rescheduled again in a move that could put the telecast in competition with the seventh game of the World Series.
Layoffs bad news for state budget
October 18, 2001
Word that Sprint Corp. planned large layoffs was not only bad news Wednesday for company employees but seemed likely to make the state’s budget problems worse. Sprint announced about half of its planned 6,000 layoffs would come in the Kansas City metropolitan area, with as many as 700 at its new corporate headquarters in Overland Park. The company said the layoffs would occur by mid-November.
Proposal for national identification card attracts high-level support
October 18, 2001
Silicon Valley software mogul Larry Ellison’s proposal to create a national ID card has gained substantial ground and the interest of top Bush administration officials in a signal that the controversial idea may be closer to reality than ever.
Answers to questions about anthrax
October 18, 2001
What is anthrax? Anthrax is a potentially fatal hemorrhagic disease, which means it can result in internal bleeding. It is caused by Bacillus anthracis, a hardy rod-shaped bacterium. It gets its name from the Greek word for coal because of the black scab it causes in the skin form of the disease.
Publication’s readers tap Haskell as best college
Lawrence university beats out OU, OSU in poll by Native American Times newspaper
October 18, 2001
By Dave Ranney A newspaper’s recent survey of American Indian readers has named Haskell Indian Nations University the best place to go to college. In the survey, Haskell topped perennial rivals the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and Northeastern (Okla.) State University.
Western Resources to cut executive jobs
October 18, 2001
Cost cutting at the state’s largest electric company likely will cost some senior executives their jobs. Western Resources Inc. has informed the Kansas Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities, of plans to cut its work force, including some executives. Western has about 2,400 employees in Kansas, including 800 in Topeka, the site of its headquarters.
Lawrence Sprint center’s workers take news of cuts in stride
October 18, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Large-scale layoffs at Sprint won’t affect the company’s Lawrence customer care center, and employees there generally seemed unfazed by the news. “I’m not personally nervous,” said Kim Richards, an employee at the center. “There are 10 million Sprint customers, so they really need us.”
THE MAG: CD Review - ‘Sunny Ledfurd’
October 18, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Sunny Ledfurd began as a run-of-the-mill Gastonia, N.C., metal band, fronted by an Axl Rose wannabe named Dugi. With the demise of the big-hair scene, Dugi and company adopted a more salable sound, adding what else? fist-pumping rap to their blue-plate rock.
THE MAG: SEVEN QUESTIONS with Freedy Johnston
October 18, 2001
By Jon Niccum While Lawrence is constantly acknowledged for its reliable music scene, it’s surprising how few artists from the city have been able to maintain an enduring relationship with the recording industry, and local acts get signed and dropped in nearly equal quantities.
Sprint to cut 6,000 jobs; 3,000 in KC
Telecommunications giant also pulls plug on ION unit
October 18, 2001
Sprint Corp., citing a weak economy and stronger competition, said Wednesday it will lay off 6,000 employees and 1,500 more contract workers by mid-November. The company also said it would dump ION, its failed attempt at bundled voice, data and high-speed Internet access services.
Anthrax threat shuts down House
October 18, 2001
Thirty-one Senate employees tested positive for anthrax exposure, officials said Wednesday as the threat of bioterrorism rattled Capitol Hill. Hundreds more lined up nervously to be tested, and leaders ordered the shutdown of the House and three Senate office buildings.
THE MAG: CD Review - ‘Long Beach Dub Allstars’
October 18, 2001
By Geoff Harkness. When your band’s enigmatic, prodigious, only-one-that-really-mattered frontman dies unexpectedly, there’s really just two paths left to take. First, there’s the Dave Grohl route, which involves dusting yourself off and starting a new group that aspires to the glories of the former.
THE MAG: Windshield time
Tulsa blues guitarist stays on the road over 200 nights per year
October 18, 2001
By Geoff Harkness While heavy touring is part of many a blues guitarist’s life, Scott Ellison likes to take it to the extreme. After all, spending the better part of the year on the road is the only way to improve, says the minor six-string hero, phoning from his home in Tulsa, Okla.
THE MAG: Art Notes
October 18, 2001
Regurgitator swallows, upchucks objects Kansas Woodwinds set for Monday concert Smithsonian educator to talk at Spencer Halloween activities center on T. rex Halloween event geared for young children Trolley tours show off colorful leaves Fine Arts hosts Psychotronic festival
THE MAG: What are You Reading? Poll
October 18, 2001
THE MAG: Cover Story — Spirit of the radio
P.O.D. mixes rock, rap & religion into a Top 10 hit
October 18, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Ten years ago, the wee subgenre of religious-themed metal consisted of a handful of cheesy Bible-belters like Stryper and Petra, whose only commandment seemed to be: “Thou shall not make decent music.”
THE MAG: Parting shot
October 18, 2001
THE MAG: Spinning the Web - Grist for the rumor mill
Sept. 11 stimulates a flood of urban myths and hoaxes for Web sites to dispel
October 18, 2001
By Michael Newman In an article headlined “As Thick as the Ash, Myths are Swirling” in the Sept. 25 edition of The New York Times, writer Dexter Filkins stated, “Born out of chaos and sent speeding along by gossip and e-mail, the new urban legends are throwing up false hopes to the needy, diversions to the melancholy and roadblocks to the rescuers.
THE MAG: Hail Mary
KU alum spins intimate tales of Catholic women
October 18, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near When Mary O’Connell set out to examine the effects of religion on women, she never intended to produce a dry treatise, or a literal history, or some ominously heavy tome doomed to purgatory in freshman literary classes at junior colleges everywhere.
6News video report: Around the world
October 18, 2001
Kim Hall reports on news from around the world.
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘From Hell’
October 18, 2001
By Loey Lockerby Jack the Ripper may not have been the first serial killer in history, but he was certainly the first serial killer of the media age. His 1888 exploits in London’s Whitechapel slums were fodder for tabloid newspapers, making him a legend even while he was still committing his crimes.
6Sports video report: Hawkins’ injury will keep him out 2-4 weeks
October 18, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Jeff Hawkins’ injury that will keep him out of games for 2-4 weeks.
6Sports video report: Brown back in town
October 18, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Thursday evening’s NBA exhibition game at Allen Fieldhouse and Larry Brown’s return to Lawrence.
Remember when
October 18, 2001
At the onset of this school year, as a “warm-up” writing project, Lawrence High School instructor Joy Clumsky challenged her creative writing students to reflect on the simpler times of childhood and finish the thought “Remember when “. She also suggested that they bring pictures of themselves as children.
Lawrence briefs
October 18, 2001
Salvation Army to help pay for old heating bills ECKAN, auto dealer link up on food, clothing donations Rain delays road repairs, won’t affect game traffic
Reporter predicts court’s actions
Greenhouse discusses Supreme Court’s stance on terrorism, 2000 election
October 18, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The Supreme Court won’t strike down anti-terrorism laws approved by Congress. That was the prediction of Linda Greenhouse, Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times since 1978, who spoke Wednesday at Kansas University. But that doesn’t mean justices won’t hear questions of civil liberties related to the laws, Greenhouse said.
Local briefs
October 18, 2001
Cigarette believed responsible for building’s fire, smoke damage A burning cigarette in the ashtray of a pickup truck is blamed for a fire early Wednesday that damaged a one-story metal building containing two east Lawrence businesses. About 3:15 a.m. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical responded to a fire alarm at 808 Lynn St., home to E. B. Builders Supply and Harris Painting Inc., fire officials said. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and had to force their way inside through a door to extinguish the fire, the report said. The fire was controlled in about 20 minutes. No one was injured, and no one was in the building at the time. The ashtray with the burning cigarette is thought to have fallen onto the truck cab’s floor, Deputy Chief Mark Bradford said. Damage to the building was estimated at $75,000, most of it caused by smoke, Bradford said. Harold Harris, owner of both the building and Harris Painting, said the truck belonged to him and was parked inside in the middle of the building. His business, however, was open Wednesday. E.B. Builders, however, was closed for cleanup after the fire, owner Rick Ezell said. The company is named after Ezell and Robert Bryan, a former owner who died several years ago. __________________________ KU fall break begins; some buildings open Kansas University students begin fall break today. Although students are off today and Friday, most university offices and buildings will remain open as usual. KU’s museums, unions and Robinson Center will remain open. Residence halls also are open, but dining centers will serve only brunch and dinner. KU library hours will change on the Lawrence campus. Schedules are as follows: Anschutz Library will close at 5 p.m. today and Friday; the law library in Green Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday; the Art and Architecture Library at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art will close at 5 p.m. today and Friday; the Spahr Engineering Library will close at 5 p.m. today and Friday; the Thomas Gorton Music and Dance Library in Murphy Hall will close at 5 p.m. today and Friday; the Watson Library closes at 5 p.m. today and Friday. All Lawrence campus libraries will be closed Saturday. Library hours at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park will remain the same. The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. today, and from 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. Parking services will enforce faculty and staff parking lots, but student lots including yellow and residence hall permits will be open to anyone. __________________________ American Legion encourages flag education, family aid American Legion members have a responsibility to educate Americans about proper flag etiquette and to make sure military personnel and their families are taken care of as the country’s war against terrorism continues. That was part of Legion National Commander Ric Santos’ message when he spoke Wednesday evening to about a dozen members of Lawrence’s Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14. Santos is touring the state this week to meet Legion members. He said the Legion was urging public and private employers to pay military personnel called to duty the difference between their military and normal pay. The Legion’s “Family Support Network” has been reinstated as well, he said. Military families in need because their major breadwinner has been called to service can call 1 (800) 504-4098 for help. With patriotism as high as its been since World War II, Santos said, Legion posts should try to do flag education programs at elementary schools and organize flag-disposal ceremonies. __________________________ KU Edwards campus host to terrorism forum series A series of community forums on the effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has been scheduled at the Kansas University Edwards Campus in Overland Park. All of the forums are from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays during October and November in Room 210 at the Edwards Campus. Scheduled events: Margaret Rausch, assistant professor of religious studies, “Islam: Its History and Present Day Questions,” Saturday. Philip Schrodt, professor of political science, “Political and Military Implications of Sept. 11,” Oct. 27. Joshua Rosenbloom, professor of economics, “The Economic Implications of Sept. 11,” Nov. 3. Gary Bachman, assistant professor of family medicine at the School of Medicine, “The Psychological Repercussions of Sept. 11 on Adults and Children,” Nov. 10.
Zanardi vows to walk
Two-time CART champion optimistic in face of tragedy
October 18, 2001
Less than a month after losing his legs in a devastating crash, two-time CART champion Alex Zanardi is looking at what he will be able to do once he learns to walk again. Ski. Bicycle. Carry his son on his shoulders.
FSHS tennis coach plans on state champ coming back next year
Firebird volleyball gets No. 1 seed
October 18, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Before Free State High junior Emily Wang won the Class 6A state singles tennis title on Saturday in Wichita, Lawrence’s two previous state champions did not return to their high school teams their senior years to defend their titles.
Patriotism in schools stirs debate
October 18, 2001
Before the terrorist attacks, 7-year-old Jacqueline Zobel wasn’t sure what it meant to be patriotic. Since then, she’s been wearing red, white and blue to school, learning to sing “God Bless America,” raising relief money at her lemonade stand and starting to grasp the concept.
Daily ticker
October 18, 2001
THE MAG: Indigenous chronicle
Filmmaker Stacey Fox selects Haskell as the subject of a new documentary
October 18, 2001
By Dan Lybarger New York-based musician and filmmaker Stacey Fox takes pride in work that is sometimes tricky to categorize. While she holds music degrees from the State University of New York Potsdam and Arizona State University, her short film “cultivating stillness” is silent and features a sound score that’s adapted from the Taoist text of the same name.
National briefs
October 18, 2001
Honolulu: Divers recover body from sunken submarine Washington, D.C.: Drug trafficking rises in Caribbean countries New York City: Factory fire battled by 300 firefighters Atlanta: Newspaper to cease afternoon publication
Germs in meat stir debate on drug use in livestock
October 18, 2001
One in five samples of supermarket ground meat and poultry bought for a study was contaminated with salmonella, and most of the strains were resistant to antibiotics. The findings which are generally in line with what the Food and Drug Administration has seen in previous surveys of the food-poisoning bacteria spurred calls for stronger restrictions on the use of antibiotics in livestock.
NASA chief to resign
Daniel Goldin is longest-serving administrator
October 18, 2001
Daniel Goldin, who pushed NASA to be leaner and faster and then came under fire for it, said Wednesday he will resign from the space agency next month after nearly 10 years in the top job.
THE MAG: One Moor time
InPlay’s version of tragic ‘Othello’ captures one man’s violent demise
October 18, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near In the latest Hollywood version of a William Shakespeare play, “Othello” was restaged as “O” and centered itself as a high school rivalry taking place on a basketball court.
THE MAG: Out of Bounds - Better late than never
KU’s quaint basketball tradition Late Night with Roy improving
October 18, 2001
By Seth Jones One small step in the right direction for Late Night with Roy Williams, and a giant leap for Squatch, the dunking Seattle SuperSonics mascot. Last year, Late Night was mesmerizingly awful. Fans packed Allen Fieldhouse and witnessed forward/center Jeff Carey getting a haircut.
6News video report: Student visas might be harder to get
October 18, 2001
Tina Terry reports on the possibility of tougher regulations for International Students.
6News video report: Anthrax scare reaches Lawrence schools
October 18, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the preparedness of the Lawrence School districts in case of anthrax breakout.
LMH says it won’t plan detoxification center
October 18, 2001
By Jim Baker Lawrence Memorial Hospital doesn’t have the room, resources or expertise to serve as a communitywide medical detoxification center for homeless people who are intoxicated and have nowhere to stay at night.
Jets safety apologizes for ‘bad mistake’
Robinson fined one game’s pay after leaving assault rifle in car
October 18, 2001
Damien Robinson of the New York Jets apologized Wednesday, saying he made a “bad mistake” for carrying an assault rifle in his car. He was arrested Sunday and released on his own recognizance after being charged with taking an assault rifle into a Giants Stadium parking lot.
Mary Jane Myers
October 18, 2001
Exhibition Notebook:
October 18, 2001
Notes on tonight’s Philadelphia-Utah exhibition game tonight at Allen Fieldhouse:
Special forces aboard U.S. carrier, ready for action
October 18, 2001
Special operations troops capable of clandestine warfare are poised aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean, ready to launch search-and-destroy missions against the terrorists in Afghanistan and their Taliban supporters, military officials said Wednesday.
Powell highlights common causes in India
October 18, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday recent terrorist attacks in India prove that the world’s terrorism problems extend well beyond Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida network.
Shame could weaken U.S. resolve
October 18, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group George Orwell saw beyond 1984. The British author might as well have been thinking of the challenges the United States faces today as it bombs Afghanistan when he wrote the opening sentence of his 1936 essay “Shooting an Elephant”:
University’s heart
October 18, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The nature of libraries has changed, but the collections are no less important to the mission of a university. Former Kansas University Chancellor Franklin Murphy emphasized at every opportunity the importance of libraries. He would say, “The heart of any great university is its library,” and he demonstrated this belief by bringing Robert Vosper to KU to head the university library system.
Robbery charge dismissed
Judge rules state violated suspect’s speedy trial right
October 18, 2001
By Mike Belt A Lawrence man wed to a courthouse clerk in a courtroom ceremony while jailed on an armed robbery charge had the case against him tossed out Wednesday. A retired Shawnee County judge ruled Scott Elston’s right to speedy trial was violated, so the charge he had robbed a Lawrence convenience store using a pistol was dismissed.
Pro Picks: Giants-Eagles real showdown
New York gets nod in NFC East battle
October 18, 2001
The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles both will be coming off losses when they meet Monday night in the first of two games that will almost surely decide the NFC East. But they’re totally different kinds of losses.
American League Playoffs: Pettitte shuts down Seattle in Game 1
O’Neill breaks out of slump with homer in Yankees’ 4-2 victory
October 18, 2001
Playing with the poise and patience that have become staples of their October success, the New York Yankees were charged up from the get-go. That meant trouble for Seattle. Andy Pettitte pitched eight sharp innings, Paul O’Neill homered and the three-time defending World Series winners opened the AL championship series with a 4-2 victory Wednesday that was not nearly as close as the scoreboard showed.
Pakistan’s jihad recruiters finding plenty of volunteers
October 18, 2001
Just like his American counterparts, the polite, clean-cut young recruiter said he’s having no problem signing up volunteers to go fight in Afghanistan. He said he’s turned away boys too young and men too old to fight even a one-legged man who begged to be sent to the front.
Pumpkin numbers up
Area patch recovers from last year’s drought
October 18, 2001
By Mark Fagan If success is in the numbers, the folks at Schaake Pumpkin Patch are in for plenty of treats this Halloween season. At least that’s the way Cody DeFazio figures it, having surveyed the 20-acre patch of jack-o’-lanterns to be.
Film review - ‘Collateral Damage’
October 18, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Like a rock almost submerged in a river, the gubernatorial candidate stands at 7:30 a.m. amid a torrent of rail commuters. Some shake hands, some wish him well, some vent as he nods to suggest interest, even empathy.
Briefly
October 18, 2001
Afghanistan: Taliban seize relief food Miami: Two suspected hijackers had abandoned rented plane New York City: Bin Laden on novelty items
Our Town
October 18, 2001
People
October 18, 2001
Crosby heirs sue for past royalties Alfre Woodard shares screen test secret Turner takes turn in front of cameras Director says Hollywood gave terrorists ideas
Canidate ready if needed
Rams coach says Faulk should take week off to heal bone bruise
October 18, 2001
Marshall Faulk’s backup is looking forward to a busy work day on Sunday. It’ll be the first full load for Trung Canidate, the St. Louis Rams’ first-round pick last year, since he made it to the NFL.
Stakeholders split on SLT route
October 18, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A group of 14 community stakeholders learned it is nearly evenly divided on a route for completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway and the road’s key environmental report is likely to be delayed several months. Community stakeholders at a Wednesday meeting convened by a consulting firm hired by state transportation officials did not make an official recommendation for a route.
NASCAR mandates use of safety devices
October 18, 2001
NASCAR ordered the immediate use of head-and-neck restraints for its top three series Wednesday, trying to improve safety after a string of fatal crashes, including Dale Earnhardt’s.
Horoscopes
October 18, 2001
Round-the-clock attacks pummel Kabul
October 18, 2001
U.S. jets intensified attacks Wednesday on Kabul and the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, striking an oil depot in the capital and sending a huge plume of smoke into the cloudless sky.
Briefcase
October 18, 2001
Drug-maker Bayer triples output of anthrax antibiotic Telecommunications: SBC Communications faces possible $2.5 million fine Economy: Fed Reserve chair expects productivity to decline Wall Street: Stocks plummet on fears of anthrax, economic report
Census Bureau rules out using adjusted data
October 18, 2001
The Census Bureau refused to release statistically adjusted census data to disburse billions in federal dollars, foreshadowing a possible legal battle with Democrats and big-city mayors who say raw figures undercount minorities, the poor and children.
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘The Last Castle’
October 18, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Like the high stone walls of the title structure, director Rod Lurie’s “The Last Castle” can be stately but sometimes seem a little too stiff for its own good. As with his last effort “The Contender,” Lurie imposes so much gravity on his film (with somber music and other touches) that it is almost denied a chance to stand on its own.
THE MAG: Calendar
October 18, 2001
THE MAG: Movie Listings
October 18, 2001