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Ashcroft: Germany-based terrorists planned Sept. 11 attack
October 23, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 3:36 p.m.) A terrorist cell operating out of Hamburg, Germany, since at least 1999 included three of the hijackers and three accomplices who are being sought in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Tuesday.
U.S. forces blast al-Qaida stronghold
October 23, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 3:34 p.m.) U.S. jets struck Taliban front lines and an Osama bin Laden stronghold north of Kabul on Tuesday attacks the opposition hopes will open the way for an advance on Kabul. But Taliban troops held their ground, launching rockets and mortars toward positions held by the northern alliance.
Anthrax found at offsite White House mail facility
Anthrax confirmed as cause in death of two postal workers
October 23, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 3:37 p.m.) Anthrax was discovered in an offsite mail screening facility for the White House on Tuesday and separately confirmed as the cause of death for two postal workers in the nation’s capital, the latest bioterrorism victims.
Swinging into fall
October 23, 2001
Mary Holladay 5, Lawrence, spends part of her afternoon swinging at Deerfield School. Monday marked the end of the balmier fall weather as a cold front is predicted to sweep Kansas this week.
Friends and neighbors
October 23, 2001
ISU’s Haywood honored by Big 12
October 23, 2001
Iowa State running back Ennis Haywood, Texas linebacker D.D. Lewis and Texas Tech punt returner Wes Welker were named the Big 12 players of the week. Haywood, the Big 12’s offensive player of the week, rushed for 196 yards and three touchdowns on 39 carries in Iowa State’s 28-14 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday.
NHL Roundup: Blues lose on ‘flukey goal’
October 23, 2001
St. Louis goaltender Fred Brathwaite described Dave Lowry’s score as a “flukey goal.” The Calgary Flames called it the game-winner. Lowry scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and Craig Conroy had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Monday night.
City football player of the week
October 23, 2001
Soccer Playoffs
October 23, 2001
FSHS soccer hopes to learn from past
Firebirds to open playoffs today against Emporia; LHS travels to Rural
October 23, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High is determined not to repeat last year’s postseason performance. In the 2000 regional opener, the favored Firebirds were stunned, 4-1, by Leavenworth on their home field after leading 1-0 at halftime.
NFL Briefs
October 23, 2001
Lions lose Crowell for remainder of season Robinson sidelined for year by knee injury Panthers still smarting following loss to ‘Skins Bears to play at Illinois
Eagles stun Giants
Late touchdown decisive in Philly’s 10-9 win
October 23, 2001
The Philadelphia Eagles couldn’t do much against New York’s defense. So they took advantage of the Giants’ stodgy offense instead. Donovan McNabb threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to James Thrash with 1:52 left in the game to give Philadelphia a 10-9 victory over the Giants on Monday night.
Jayhawks made recruit feel at home
Niang impressed by KU’s Senegal ties
October 23, 2001
By Gary Bedore Senegal native Moulaye Niang’s decision to attend Kansas University was not all about basketball. Sure, KU’s tradition-rich hoops program was the major selling point for the 6-foot-9, 205-pound El Cajon (Calif.) Christian High center, who orally committed to KU last week.
KU-Nebraska game to be televised again
October 23, 2001
Kickoff for the Kansas-Nebraska football game on Nov. 3 at Memorial Stadium has been set for 6 p.m. to accommodate a Fox Sports Net telecast. Fox Sports Net is channel 50 on Sunflower Broadband.
Arizona builds winner quickly
Diamondbacks reach Series in fourth year of existence
October 23, 2001
Mark Grace was whooping it up in a loud Arizona locker room when he spotted Mike Morgan. “I want to congratulate Morgan,” he yelled to no one in particular, “on finally making the World Series after a 52-year career.”
Bulk e-mail use expected to accelerate
October 23, 2001
Hundreds of unused bulk-mail pitches sit in a box under Joanne Urbanik’s desk at Ultimate Software. The anthrax scare forced the Weston, Fla., company that specializes in payroll and personnel programs to cancel a long-planned marketing campaign.
Postal Service to seek assistance
October 23, 2001
Grappling with the threat of bioterrorism, the head of the Postal Service vowed Monday the mail would be delivered just as it has been for the last two centuries. “We’re not going to be defeated,” Postmaster General John E. Potter said.
Texas executes murderer who killed at age 17
October 23, 2001
A man who spent nearly half of his life on death row was executed by injection Monday night for a murder he committed at the age of 17. Before he was put to death, Gerald Mitchell apologized to the mother of his victim.
Stern enthusiastic about Jordan
Commissioner: ‘Greatest player’ mistaken if he thinks league cool to comeback
October 23, 2001
Contrary to what Michael Jordan believes, NBA commissioner David Stern says he’s very enthusiastic about No. 23’s return to the league. “Michael is going to be great this season. The concern everyone has is his ability to take the strain and the grind of an 82-game NBA season, because the NBA season is a very difficult season,” Stern said Monday in his annual preseason conference call with reporters.
Hawkins’ surgery successful
October 23, 2001
Kansas University freshman men’s basketball guard Jeff Hawkins had arthroscopic surgery on Monday morning to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. The surgery, performed by Dr. Jeff Randall at Lawrence Surgery Center, was deemed successful.
Suspect pleads innocent in terrorist investigation
October 23, 2001
A Saudi man who apparently holds a student pilot’s license was arrested in Missouri on a bank fraud charge, and a fellow Saudi who once took flight lessons in Missouri and Alabama pleaded innocent to lying on his visa application as the nationwide terror investigation rolled ahead Monday.
Olympics won’t be canceled
Games must go on, Salt Lake Organizing Committee president Romney says
October 23, 2001
A lack of snow used to be the biggest worry gnawing at organizers of the Winter Olympics. But now, six weeks after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., and 110 days before the 2002 opening ceremonies, concern about security has superseded all other preparation issues.
Lawrie wins Dunhill Links
Els finishes one shot back in Scotland
October 23, 2001
Paul Lawrie made a 60-foot birdie putt from off the final green Monday to win the first $5 million Dunhill Links Championship by one stroke. It is Lawrie’s first victory since the 1999 British Open. He finished the rain-delayed Dunhill tournament at 18-under-par 270 to edge Ernie Els and win $800,000.
Lawrence briefs
October 23, 2001
2002 Republican candidate for governor to speak at KU When setting clocks back, change alarm batteries, too Karaoke contest to benefit United Way organizations Health-care clinic to offer class on breast health
Consultants’ study suggests more authority for regents
October 23, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The draft of a consultant’s report on Kansas higher education calls for giving the Kansas Board of Regents greater policy-making authority. A final edition of the report by the consulting group Northwest Regional Education Center of Olympia, Wash., is due next month.
E-mail request brings response from Saddam
October 23, 2001
You’ve got mail. From Saddam Hussein. That’s what Christopher Love found when he checked his e-mail at work over the weekend. The 43-year-old software engineer received an e-mail from the Iraqi president that contained his personal condolences for the Sept. 11 attacks that killed thousands in New York and Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon.
Kansas delegation returns to work
Moore asks constituents not to send letters
October 23, 2001
E-mail him, fax him or telephone him, Rep. Dennis Moore said Monday, but don’t mail him a letter. Mail delivery remained shut down on Capitol Hill as lawmakers and their aides learned their offices would not reopen as planned today, after postal workers died apparently of anthrax exposure and the disease was discovered in another Capitol building.
U.S. bombs front line, denies hospital hit
October 23, 2001
U.S. jets struck Taliban front-line positions Monday as the United States tried to pave the way for the opposition to advance on Kabul and other major cities. In an appeal for Muslim support worldwide, the Taliban accused America of waging a campaign of “genocide.”
Peggy Maxine Fisher
October 23, 2001
Perry H. Van Osdol
October 23, 2001
Sarah Belle Humble
October 23, 2001
Fragile stability, radical nuclear power
October 23, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn A coalition to defeat terrorism is a delicate diplomatic dance. Two of the Bush administration’s most critical partners, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, risk the stability of their own governments when they link too closely with the United States.
Dealing with the aftershocks of terrorism
October 23, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe Right after Sept. 11, when stunned Americans first looked darkly into the unknown, they asked each other what will it be like to live under a cloud of terrorism. The question was shaped rather like a riddle: What do you call a country where people go about life as random targets of suicidal bombers? The answer was one word: Israel.
FBI reports ninth straight drop in serious crime
October 23, 2001
Serious crime in America fell slightly in 2000, marking the nation’s ninth straight year of lower crime, the FBI reported Monday. The murder rate fell to its lowest point in 35 years. But the overall dip in crime reported to police in 2000 was also the smallest year-to-year decline in nine years, suggesting that long-term declines in the number of murders, robberies and other crimes may be bottoming out.
Economic index posts largest drop since ‘96
October 23, 2001
A key gauge of future economic activity posted its biggest decline in nearly six years last month as the terrorist attacks damaged already shaky business conditions. The Conference Board reported Monday that its Index of Leading Economic Indicators fell 0.5 percent to 109.2 in September, meeting analysts’ expectations. The reading follows a 0.1 drop in August.
Celebrities shunning fan mail in wake of anthrax attacks
October 23, 2001
Fan mail that old barometer of an entertainer’s popularity has become off-limits for many in Hollywood since the anthrax mail attacks in New York City, Washington and Florida.
Aviation business struggles to return to normal
October 23, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Pilots flying in and out of the Lawrence Municipal Airport are back to business as usual after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks except for Hugh Forrest. Forrest is co-owner of an Olathe firm that does airplane banner advertising for major sporting events, including many at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. His business is one of the few still affected by tougher aviation standards for small aircraft.
Hollywood draws own battle lines
National mood guides filmmakers’ response in times of crisis
October 23, 2001
In World War II, James Stewart and Clark Gable flew bombing missions, John Ford, Frank Capra and John Huston made military documentaries, and studios churned out morale-boosting films for the home front.
Briefs
October 23, 2001
Police investigating fight in parking lot Armed suspect attempts robbery
Kansas farmers on the lookout for indications of bioterrorist attack
October 23, 2001
Kansas farmers accustomed to keeping a close eye on the weather and prices at the local grain elevator are now on the lookout for anything that could indicate a terrorist attack on their crops.
University to dig up dinosaur skeleton
October 23, 2001
Fort Hays State University is asking Kansas residents, and especially teachers, to help dig up a dinosaur skeleton recently discovered in southeast Colorado. The Forest Service has awarded a $27,490 grant to Fort Hays State to cover the cost of digging out the fossil, sealing it in plaster and moving it to the university’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
Former ambassador to Soviet Union speaks at KU
October 23, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The fight against terrorism could be a defining moment in relations between the United States and Russia, the last U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union said Monday. “We suddenly realized after these attacks we have a common interest in defending ourselves from terrorist attacks,” said Jack Matlock Jr. “I hope we realize we have a common enemy and with that, attitudes will change.”
Car lovers honor one of their own
October 23, 2001
By Joel Mathis There were few things Walter Beers loved more in life than polishing up his 1930 Durant automobile a symbol of a passion for antique cars that lasted most of his 74 years. So when Beers was buried Monday, it was only fitting that his Durant was the first car behind the hearse in the funeral procession. Nearly a dozen other classic cars, driven by members of the Lawrence Antique Automobile Club, followed along.
FHSU expanding distance-learning program
October 23, 2001
Fort Hays State University and a Chinese university have taken the first step toward expanding their distance-learning program to a second site. This is the second year that students at the Sias University of Businesses and Management in Henan Province can work toward a degree from Fort Hays State without leaving home.
Home-based businesses face tighter regulation
October 23, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Owners of rural, home-based businesses in Douglas County should expect to be fined or closed down if they don’t register their firms with the county by Dec. 31. Douglas County commissioners agreed Monday they wouldn’t change new regulations that require rural, home-based businesses to register with the county by the end of the year.
SBC to cut thousands of jobs
Economy, competition hurt parent of Southwestern Bell
October 23, 2001
By Mark Fagan SBC Communications Inc. announced Monday that it would curtail expansion of its high-speed Internet service and cut “several thousand” jobs in the coming months, the result of slowing economy, “pervasive” regulatory hurdles and increased competition.
Tool basks in the feeling created by its music
October 23, 2001
By Levi Chronister In today’s world of Limp Bizkit clones, Tool provided a breath of fresh air Sunday night at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. One of the first ‘90s rock bands to prove you could be angry and cerebral, the quartet took the stage following an opening set from Tricky.
PBS probes secrets of the mind
October 23, 2001
Fans of thought-provoking television should not miss “Secrets of the Mind” on “Nova” (7 p.m., PBS). Just how does the mind “map” the human body? What is the difference between mere sensation and consciousness? Is there a part of the brain that responds to mystical experiences?
County’s weak spots revealed
Economic development efforts to help boost underemployed workers
October 23, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn New companies offering white-collar jobs would find a receptive market among Douglas County residents, according to the results of a survey released Monday. One out of four residents who said they either were looking for a job or would be willing to change jobs said they considered themselves underemployed, according to a survey conducted for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Daily ticker
October 23, 2001
Pettitte named ALCS MVP
Yankees’ pitcher wins twice in helping team to World Series
October 23, 2001
When Andy Pettitte pitches in the postseason, the New York Yankees almost always win. He is the constant in a starting rotation that has put the Yankees in the World Series for the fifth time in six years. The famous faces come and go, but Pettitte remains, speaking softly and pitching loudly.
Gay hero emerges from attacks
Passenger Mark Bingham fought back aboard Flight 93
October 23, 2001
Mark Bingham was a strapping 220-pound, 6-foot-5 rugby player who had fought off muggers on the street and run with the bulls in Spain before taking on the terrorists on United Flight 93.
Squeeze starts
October 23, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Money-cutting measures proposed by the Kansas Board of Regents last week are only the beginning for state agencies. Plans proposed last week by the Kansas Board of Regents to deal with dark budget projections are a strong indicator of the atmosphere that will engulf the 2002 Kansas Legislature.
6News video report: Around the world
October 23, 2001
Kim Hall reports on news from around the world.
6News video report: Anthrax-conscious letter carriers
October 23, 2001
Kim Hall reports on local letter carriers who are taking precautions due to the growing number of anthrax cases.
10/25 Douglas, Johnson counties to meet
October 23, 2001
Douglas, Johnson county commissions to meet
6Sports video report: Jayhawks need to solve second half woes
October 23, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on last Saturday’s KU game against the Missouri Tigers and the Jayhawks’ schedule, the toughest in the nation.
6Sports video report: More KU games to be televised
October 23, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the KU-Nebraska match-up that is to be televised by Fox Sports Net.
Briefly
October 23, 2001
Virginia: First soldier to die buried New York City: New firefighter class sworn in New York City: Concerts raise millions New York : Web site coordinates relief
Georgia Ann “Mikey” Freeman
October 23, 2001
Junior highs will undergo schedule change
Board also approved Grant closure
October 23, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Class-schedule reform for Lawrence junior high schools emerged Monday from the crucible of conflict and consideration to gain school board approval. It took more than one year to twist enough arms in the district to reach agreement on a “block” schedule format at South, West and Central junior highs.
O.J. Simpson takes stand, denies road-rage charges
October 23, 2001
O.J. Simpson took the stand at his road-rage trial Monday and calmly denied reaching into another man’s car to grab his eyeglasses, portraying the other driver as a hothead who started the episode.
NASA’s Odyssey closes in on Mars
October 23, 2001
If all goes well, a NASA probe will conclude a six-month voyage spanning 286 million miles today and enter orbit around Mars to begin mapping minerals, elements and frozen reservoirs of water across the dusty surface of the Red Planet.
Briefcase
October 23, 2001
Succeed by failing, leadership expert advises Computers: Lexmark announces layoffs Layoffs: Emerson to close 20 plants Steel: Imports harm industry, U.S. trade panel rules
OU, Nebraska could meet again
Sooners, Huskers to play this weekend, might meet in Big 12 Championship
October 23, 2001
Don’t expect this to be the only game this season between No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Nebraska. Their game Saturday in Lincoln, Neb., will most likely be a preview of the Big 12 championship game.
Yanks roll into Series
New York hammers Mariners, 12-3
October 23, 2001
The New York Yankees made a liar out of Lou Piniella. The AL championship series never made it back to Seattle, as the Mariners manager promised, thanks to a 12-3 victory in Game 5 Monday night that gave the Yankees a chance to win their fourth straight World Series.
Islam not necessarily peaceful
October 23, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services One sees many white, Anglo-Saxon, mostly Protestant members of Congress and others on television today vouching for the “peaceful” nature and intent of Islam.
Feedlots struggle as prices drop
October 23, 2001
At the Winter Feedyard in Dodge City, owner Ken Winter figures he is feeding 10 percent more cattle today than a year ago at this time. Winter has one of many feedyards across Kansas that are reporting a backlog of record heavy cattle many held off from market by feeders reluctant to sell them at a loss because of plummeting prices, said Rodney Jones, an agricultural economist at Kansas State University.
More deaths tied to anthrax
Postal workers in D.C. hit hard
October 23, 2001
Anthrax probably killed two postal workers from a facility that delivers mail to the nation’s capital and left two more hospitalized, officials said Monday as the country suffered fresh casualties in the bioterrorism war. “The mail and our employees have become the target of terrorists,” Postmaster General John Potter said.
Horoscopes
October 23, 2001
Oklahoma, Nebraska 1-2 in first BCS rankings
October 23, 2001
Miami, No. 1 in the AP media poll and the coaches’ poll, was fourth in rankings that determine which teams will play for a national championship at the Rose Bowl in January.
Kansas City stuck in rare slow start
October 23, 2001
The 1-5 Kansas City Chiefs, off to their worst start in any non-strike year since 1978, have surprised their leaders as much as their fans. Unless the Chiefs get things turned around in a hurry, they’re about to experience their worst record since Carl Peterson took over as president and general manager in 1989.
Conventional wisdom not always wise in NFL
October 23, 2001
Before the season, the Ravens, Titans, Broncos, Rams, Colts and Bucs were considered the best teams in the NFL. The Bears and Browns were relegated to the bottom or near it, and the Steelers were supposed to be just another mediocre team, as they have been a lot since the Steel Curtain days.
Kansas football coach Allen feeling heat
October 23, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University football coach Terry Allen woke up Monday morning, went into the office, poured himself a cup of coffee and immediately began answering questions about his future.
On the record
October 23, 2001
Teachers’ support
October 23, 2001
Water plants examine security
October 23, 2001
By Dave Ranney Hoping to reduce its exposure to terrorist attack, Water District No. 1 of Johnson County has posted armed guards at its treatment and distribution facilities. The city of Topeka has, too. Lawrence, so far, has not. “We have been reviewing plant security and operations since back when preparations for Y2K began. The current atmosphere within our facilities is an intensification of those efforts,” said Debbie Van Saun, assistant city manager for Lawrence.
Robert Mirabal top winner at Indian music awards
October 23, 2001
Robert Mirabal was the big winner at the Native American Music Awards, taking artist of the year, songwriter of the year and record of the year honors for “Music from a Painted Cave.”
Survey reveals state’s health care weaknesses
October 23, 2001
By Scott Rothschild One in 10 Kansans below the age of 65 is without health insurance, and more than half of those are working, according to a new survey that lawmakers Monday called the most comprehensive study ever of gaps in the Kansas health care system. The survey, conducted by researchers at Kansas University, will be used as the foundation for legislation to try to expand health care coverage, said Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence.
People
October 23, 2001
Officers, firefighters commended Her reign begins Security chief pleads guilty It can’t last forever
SLT feedback
October 23, 2001
Free State on brink of state playoff berth
October 23, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Deep down, Free State High football coach Bob Lisher knew the odds were against his squad. The Firebirds, who lost their first six games before beating Topeka on Oct. 12, were not expected to beat Lawrence High on Friday night before an estimated 9,500 fans at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
Peace Corps expands efforts
October 23, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University has been one of the region’s hottest recruiting spots for the Peace Corps. And corps officials said Monday they are hoping to expand their successes at KU with a new on-campus office. It will be staffed by a part-time recruiter. “Out of all the schools in Kansas, KU has the most Peace Corps volunteers, and they’re third in the Denver region,” said Aline Hoey, the newly hired KU coordinator.
Mother’s criticism isn’t good reason to end relationship
October 23, 2001
Local briefs
October 23, 2001
Mosaic on bank of Kaw to be dedicated next week A rock mosaic celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will be dedicated at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Lawrence Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St. The mosaic, “Wildflower Still Life,” was created by Lawrence artist Stan Herd and Douglas County community members. The mosaic is on the north bank of the Kansas River, across from City Hall. __________________________ Investigation: Sheriff’s Office continues gathering shooting evidence Douglas County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the Oct. 14 shooting of a Baldwin man. “I expect to have the reports completed and down to the district attorney by week’s end, if not sooner,” Sheriff Rick Trapp said Monday of the shooting of a 31-year-old man in the 1200 block of Bison Court, Baldwin. A 34-year-old Baldwin man was arrested but later released pending completion of the investigation. Sheriff’s deputies are handling the investigation at the request of Baldwin Police. The victim has since been released from the hospital. Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney said she had nothing to say about the case other than that she is awaiting the sheriff’s reports. Kenney was criticized late last week by Baldwin Mayor Ken Hayes, upset because Kenney didn’t immediately file charges, if just to keep the suspect jailed, while the investigation continued. __________________________ C-o-m-p-e-t-i-t-i-o-n: Spelling bee to benefit Newspapers in Education The eighth annual Journal-World Corporate Spelling Bee is at 7 p.m. today in the basement of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1229 Vt. Teams of three people representing 11 different companies will compete, with all proceeds going to the Newspapers in Education program. The newspapers are used by teachers to supplement their normal textbooks, said Joe Lewis, circulation manager at the Journal-World. “One team entry allows us to give 30 newspapers to two classrooms once a week for the entire school year,” he said. The public is invited to attend the event, and refreshments will be served. __________________________ Recreation: Winter weather preparations under way at city parks Old Man Winter is putting city employees to work this week. City parks staff are preparing for winter by turning off park drinking fountains and closing park rest rooms. These activities will be completed by Oct. 30. “For late fall we have had some great weather to get out and enjoy the parks. However, we have to winterize on our normal schedule so that we don’t experience a freeze that would damage pipes and fixtures,” said Mark Hecker, facilities maintenance supervisor for Lawrence Parks and Recreation. The last weekend in October marks the end of shelter reservations for 2001. Shelter and gazebo reservations for 2002 will begin on Jan. 2 for reservations taking place April 15 through Oct. 30. __________________________ Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.079 per gallon 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.
Planning Commission
October 23, 2001
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. Wednesday City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets