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White House struggles to make mail safe from anthrax
Surgeon general says aggressive response needed
October 24, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.) The Bush administration struggled Wednesday to make the nation’s vast postal system and its 800,000 employees safe from anthrax. Surgeon General David Satcher bluntly admitted “we were wrong” not to respond more aggressively to tainted mail in the nation’s capital.
Local court office evacuated after powdery substance found
October 24, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 5:47 p.m.) A court records room in Lawrence’s Judicial and Law Enforcement Center was evacuated for a brief time Wednesday morning while a powdery substance was examined.
Postmaster general says no guarantee mail is safe
October 24, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 9:31 a.m.) With cases of anthrax growing, the nation’s postmaster general warned Americans Wednesday there are no guarantees the mail delivered to their homes is safe but he stressed that the risks to them are slim. The anthrax scare widened to include the White House.
U.S. attacks kill 22 in Kabul strike
October 24, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 9:15 a.m.) A Pakistani militant group said Wednesday that 22 of its fighters were killed in a U.S. attack on Kabul the deadliest known strike against a group linked to Osama bin Laden since the air campaign began Oct. 7.
Bush declares White House safe
October 24, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 6:57 a.m.) Even as White House mail sorters are being tested for anthrax exposure, President George W. Bush says he’s confident that the people inside the gates at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are not in danger.
Legislative panel to study state’s security issues
October 24, 2001
Six legislators have been appointed to a new committee that will review statewide security issues in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Senate President Dave Kerr and Rep. Carl Krehbiel are co-chairmen of the Special Committee on Kansas Security.
Bombing might deter aid efforts
October 24, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Each U.S. bomb that hits an Afghan airfield is counted a military success at the Pentagon. But in the 38th-floor office of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, that bomb is marked down as a future problem.
Media face new challenges
October 24, 2001
By Michael Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law Many aspects of American life have changed since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The United States and the world as a whole now face a series of challenges that have impacted and will impact virtually every aspect of life from the economy to health.
No-trick treats
Halloween goodies are easy to create at home
October 24, 2001
It wouldn’t be Halloween without skeletons, ghouls and spiders. Because you can never have too many spooky decorations, it pays to keep an eye out because you never know where a good idea will show up. We recently spied a big, blue-eyed spider perched atop a chocolate cake on the lowest shelf of a bakery.
Gourds have a good deal to offer as decorations, ingredients
October 24, 2001
By Susan Krumm How do you harvest and decorate gourds? According to Karen Gast, an Extension horticulturist with Kansas State University, gourds are ready to be picked when the vines die back and the skin is not easily punctured by a fingernail.
Investigators note similiarities in letters
October 24, 2001
Three letters contaminated with anthrax all were dated the same day as the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington and contained anti-American and anti-Israel messages, officials said Tuesday.
New York still trying to set reliable death toll
October 24, 2001
After more than a month of cross-checking and detective work, police and city officials believe they are closing in on a reliable figure for the number of people missing and dead in the attack on the World Trade Center.
Graves blames self, legislators for paltry school funds
October 24, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Gov. Bill Graves took some of the blame Tuesday for the state’s inadequate funding of public schools. But he ladled plenty on legislators, too. In a speech to 200 parents and educators at the Kansas Expocentre, the governor said the Legislature shared with him the responsibility for shortchanging children in Kansas classrooms.
Shank services
October 24, 2001
People
October 24, 2001
Mariah meets ‘Ally’ Team performers Lending a helping hand
Ramadan factor’ may figure into military campaign
October 24, 2001
Muslim allies, whose support is considered essential to the U.S. anti-terrorism campaign, are pressuring the United States to score a major victory on the ground before the Islamic holy month Ramadan begins around Nov. 17, or agree to a lengthy delay in the Afghan operation.
Horoscopes
October 24, 2001
Online affair isn’t appropriate; ‘real life comes first’
October 24, 2001
Kansas blanks Drury
Brothers tallies two goals in 5-0 victory
October 24, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Not a single Kansas soccer player complained when coach Mark Francis rescheduled make-up games for Tuesday and next Tuesday. “Yes, definitely,” KU freshman Monica Brothers said. “No doubt about that.”
City results
October 24, 2001
Coed Power One: Brady Chiropractic 3, Chickamajones 0; Spike Mine 3, Playing for Beer 0; Playing for Beer 2, Kalissa Kaufman 1; Out of Control 3, Bollo 0. Coed Power 2A: Total Package 3, Spikers Part 2 0; Crouching Tiger 2, Star Gazers 1; Kick in the Head 2, Crouching Tiger 1; Spikee Koolaid 2, Remote Control 1.
Our town (additional)
October 24, 2001
l Kranngwiher ace: Aaron Kranngwiher used a driver to score a hole-in-one the the 310-yard, par-4 11th hole Wednesday at Eagle Bend. Mick Moss witnessed the shot.
College volleyball results
October 24, 2001
College Results Wednesday at Ottawa
Dozen KU harriers earn all-academic
October 24, 2001
Six Kansas University men’s athletes and six Jayhawk women have been named to the All-Big 12 Conference academic cross country team. The men honored are Brent Behrens, Brian Blachly, Charlie Gruber, Derec Lacio, Mark Menefee and Brian Raggett.
Cable outlet offers KU-KSU for $14.95
October 24, 2001
If you’re interested in watching Saturday’s Kansas University-Kansas State football game in Manhattan on television, call Sunflower Broadband at 841-2100. The 2:30 p.m. contest will be available only on pay-per-view. The cost is $14.95.
One bounce from breakdown, Yankees bounce back
October 24, 2001
Shane Spencer’s throw was bouncing to nowhere, along with the New York Yankees’ season. The dynasty was about to go down. Then, Derek Jeter appeared as if beamed from a spaceship, grabbing the ball and making his now-famous backflip to the plate to nail Jeremy Giambi and preserve Mike Mussina’s shutout.
Arrested Sooners to play
October 24, 2001
Two Oklahoma football players who were arrested during the weekend will play Saturday against No. 3 Nebraska, coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday. Linebacker Teddy Lehman and reserve tight end Lance Donley were arrested early Sunday by Norman police.
Local briefs
October 24, 2001
KU students fast, reflect on Sept. 11 terrorism About 20 Kansas University students began 36 hours of fasting Tuesday at the Kansas Union. Organizers said the event, sponsored by the KU Green Party, was designed to help participants understand the events surrounding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the U.S.-led retaliation. Above, KU senior Joe Jarvis, Lenexa, makes a sign to support Afghan refugeees, while junior Dalyn Cook, Colorado Springs, Colo., and junior Mary Lawhon, Topeka, discuss the U.S. retaliation campaign. Today’s schedule: From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., David Gottlieb, professor of law, will speak on the “obligation of peacemakers to honor victims and to speak about the truth of violence”; from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Maia Kipp, lecturer in Slavic languages and literature, on “Islamic Folk Wisdom and Soviet Russia”; and from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., showing of the Iranian film “The Color of Paradise.” __________________________ Government: Douglas, Johnson county commissions to meet Douglas and Johnson county commissioners will conduct a joint meeting Thursday to discuss road issues, economic development interests and other matters of mutual interest. Commissioners said the meeting should be a chance to get to know each other. “I don’t think we are going to take any action on anything,” Douglas County Commissioner Bob Johnson said. “I think it will be more like neighbors visiting.” One issue that Douglas County commissioners said they want to learn more about is Johnson County’s recent reorganization and changes that made several previously elected positions into appointed ones, such as the county clerk, register of deeds and treasurer. The meeting begins with a dinner at 4 p.m. at the Shadow Glen Golf Club, Olathe. The regular meeting is expected to begin at 5:30 p.m. __________________________ Leisure: Lawrence library closed for staff inservice Thursday The Lawrence Public Library will be closed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday for a staff inservice day. The library will reopen for its usual hours Friday morning at 9 am. Books, videos, and other materials may be returned to the book drops. __________________________ Health: KU Med offers event providing free flu shots Free flu shots will be available during the ninth Drive-Thru Flu Shot event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.. No appointment is necessary. Although the flu shots are free, the Med Center will accept donations at the event of nonperishable food items for Harvesters. An annual flu shot is recommended for those at high risk of contracting influenza, including people age 50 and older and those with serious health conditions. Individuals 18 and older are eligible for the free vaccinations. People should not receive the flu shots if they are allergic to eggs (used to make the vaccine), have been paralyzed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or have cold or flu symptoms. Women who are or may be pregnant should check with their doctor before receiving a shot. __________________________ 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 several locations along Ninth Street. 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.
Neighborhood groups abound
Umbrella organization can help new residents feel at home
October 24, 2001
Want to get involved with an organized group of neighbors in your area? Here’s a look at Lawrence neighborhood groups and the names and phone numbers of their presidents.
Veritas
October 24, 2001
Junior High Results SEVENTH-EIGHTH-NINTH GRADE
6Sports video report: LHS burned by the Blues
October 24, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Lawrence High’s soccer team loss to the Washburn Rural Junior Blues.
KU briefs
October 24, 2001
Jayhawk netter advances at regional tournament
6News video report: Around the world
October 24, 2001
Josh Garber reports on news from around the world.
Stoops: OU ‘more battle-tested’
Coach says Sooners seasoned heading into showdown with NU
October 24, 2001
The Oklahoma team that plays No. 3 Nebraska on Saturday includes many of the players who beat the Cornhuskers a year ago and went on to win the national championship. But these Sooners are different, coach Bob Stoops says.
Harry Potter books subject of KSU professor’s study
Book explores language, marketing of popular novels
October 24, 2001
Harry Potter, star of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling books and the soon-to-open movie, isn’t just for kids. For Philip Nel of Kansas State University, Potter also is the subject of serious study.
Topeka museum seeks permanent home
October 24, 2001
It has a name, a roster of supporters and a proven record of attracting visitors. But what the Kansas International Museum really needs is a building. Finding a permanent home and obtaining nonprofit status are the current priorities for Kansas International Museum Inc., the corporation that brought the “Treasures of the Czars” exhibit to Topeka six years ago.
Civil defense preparation updated for new threats
October 24, 2001
In the 1960s, the drill was “duck and cover.” Now it’s “don’t open, shake or sniff.” At the height of the Cold War, 20 cents bought the latest Life magazine, with headlines like “How you can survive fallout” and “Detailed plans for building shelters.”
Give apples a chocolate coating
October 24, 2001
There’s something wholesome about apples. They manage to convey an aura of healthy goodness even when they’re dripping with toffee and chocolate. No excuses are needed for the chocolate-dipped caramel apples in Alice Medrich’s new book, “A Year In Chocolate: Four Seasons of Unforgettable Desserts” (Warner Books, $25.95).
Simpson defense rests
October 24, 2001
O.J. Simpson, testifying at his road-rage trial Tuesday, was asked by a prosecutor whether he had ever lied “especially if your life depended on it.” “I’ve never been put in that position to have to lie with my life on the line,” responded Simpson, who opened the door for the question by accusing another driver of lying about their roadside confrontation.
Pioneer of Wichita jazz scene dies at 79
October 24, 2001
Harold L. Cary, a pioneering jazz musician who breached the color barrier in postwar Wichita, has died at the age of 79. Cary, who died Saturday, will be honored with a memorial jazz service at 6 p.m. Friday at the Kansas African American Museum in Wichita.
Drugmaker seeks lawsuits’ dismissal
October 24, 2001
Drug-maker Eli Lilly has filed motions to dismiss seven of the lawsuits that claim the company knew pharmacist Robert Courtney was diluting drugs but did nothing to stop him.
Shooting arrests come fast
October 24, 2001
The West Bottoms area where two Kansas City police officers were shot and wounded Saturday was flooded with officers, including an undercover surveillance team there to crack down on thefts from vehicles.
Unexpected gift worth $2 million
October 24, 2001
Washburn University has received a bequest of $2.2 million from a woman who had no known connection to the school. “This gift was a complete surprise to us,” Lee Benson, interim president of Washburn’s Endowment Assn., said of the gift from the estate of Zola Desmond.
War game played out bioterror
October 24, 2001
On the off chance you don’t have enough to obsess about these days, here are two words: Dark Winter. That’s the name of a war game conducted in June in which terrorists release smallpox in three American cities.
IRA begins to disarm
October 24, 2001
The Irish Republican Army put an unknown quantity of its guns and explosives “beyond use” Tuesday, an unprecedented step that satisfied the leader of Northern Ireland’s main Protestant party and injected fresh hope into a faltering peace process.
Israel rejects U.S. demand to pull troops out of towns
October 24, 2001
Israel defied the United States by refusing to pull its troops out of six Palestinian towns Tuesday, but President Bush later appeared to defuse the confrontation in urging the Jewish state to do it “as quickly as possible.”
Multiculturalism
October 24, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Turning a blind eye to evil will solve absolutely no problems for America, no matter how glib the pacifiers may be. Columnist John Leo of U.S. News and World Report has been offering intelligent and penetrating views of our society and its foibles for a long time.
Referee help
October 24, 2001
Atheism
October 24, 2001
Oz proposal
October 24, 2001
D.C. anthrax scare grows
Spores found at White House mail center; site employees tested
October 24, 2001
The nation’s anthrax scare hit the White House on Tuesday with the discovery of a small concentration of spores at an offsite mail processing center. “We’re working hard at finding out who’s doing this,” President Bush said as bioterrorism claimed fresh victims along the East Coast.
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
October 24, 2001
Not all business about profits
October 24, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group No one would confuse Jack Welch with Wing Lam. Welch, the recently retired chairman of General Electric, has just published a best seller explaining some of the techniques that made him the most successful business executive of his generation.
Diamondbacks paid for winner
Big contracts, timely acquisitions helped Arizona reach World Series
October 24, 2001
No team has arrived on baseball’s biggest stage as quickly as the Arizona Diamondbacks. This desert jewel of a franchise is in deep hock financially, but has made it to the World Series in only four years with a combination of expensive free agents and a series of player moves that hardly could have worked out better
M’s magical season ruined
Yankees dispose of record-setting Seattle in postseason
October 24, 2001
The New York Yankees made the Seattle Mariners look more ordinary than magical in the AL championship series. Maybe, in retrospect, the Mariners’ 116 regular-season victories were more surprising than their disappointing ending.
Baseball Briefs
October 24, 2001
A’s drop opposition to Giambi trade clause Angels pick up option on disgruntled reliever Rangers interview Hart for general manager job Astros to interview Williams, Fregosi
Solich worried about Huskers’ health
October 24, 2001
Nebraska coach Frank Solich said Tuesday there’s plenty of excitement about this weekend’s game between No. 2 Oklahoma and the third-ranked Cornhuskers. There’s also a little anxiety, especially when it comes to injuries.
Aggies miffed by ESPN show
A&M dismayed by some scenes aired in ‘Sidelines’
October 24, 2001
ESPN’s reality television program “Sidelines” has been too real for Texas A&M officials and a bit of a disappointment to some of the players. Texas A&M officials gave the cable sports network total access to its football facilities for a 13-episode series dealing with the lives of those involved with the school’s football program.
Taliban stronghold becomes ghost town
October 24, 2001
When darkness falls, it is absolute: there’s no electricity, and those who light lamps or candles risk Taliban punishment. Many people don’t have money for food but even if they do, shop after shop is shuttered tight.
Germans arrest Turk with holy war manual
October 24, 2001
A Turkish man trying to board a flight to Iran was arrested after authorities found a holy war CD-ROM and a protective suit against biological and chemical weapons in his bag, German prosecutors said Tuesday.
Hunt for pie pumpkins may yield fodder for flavorful lasagne
October 24, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger The majority of pumpkins produced in the United States some sources say it’s as high as 99 percent wind up as front-porch ornamentation rather than food. When we carve jack-o’-lanterns, most of us throw away the pulp. If we ever cook with pumpkin, we open a can of solid-pack.
Daily ticker
October 24, 2001
KSU’s Hall arrested again
Failure to complete probation cited
October 24, 2001
Kansas State running back Joe Hall’s team status may be in question after a recent arrest for a probation violation. Hall, a 300-pound fan favorite, was arrested Monday afternoon for failing to complete probation after falsely reporting a crime in May of 2000.
Injuries keep Chiefs reeling
Defensive tackle Browning latest to be sidelined
October 24, 2001
The Kansas City Chiefs’ list of injuries befits a team that’s won only once in six games. Already with a big hole in the offensive line when tackle Victor Riley went out last week, the Chiefs were dealing with another blow Tuesday when defensive tackle John Browning was pronounced lost with a knee injury.
Colts’ coach looking for answers
October 24, 2001
Turnovers were not to blame for the Indianapolis Colts’ latest loss. Three one-play scoring drives, two blocked field goals and scoring just one touchdown were. So for the second straight week, the Colts are trying to solve the greatest riddle of their young season what can be done to fix the mistakes?
Transylvania counting on Dracula
Stakes are high for new theme park in Romania
October 24, 2001
Mist shrouds the Casa Vlad Dracul, where tourists sink their teeth into bloody chops drizzled with Dracula sauce red and spicy and wash it down with bottles of Vampire cabernet.
19th-century chapel lives on
Transported church from England celebrates five years at Baker University
October 24, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Annie Stockwell of Sproxton, England, traveled about 4,400 miles to see the old stone chapel at Baker University one more time before she died. The 19th-century English chapel, brought stone by stone across the Atlantic Ocean, lives on here. Stockwell, 72, was one of the chapel’s last congregation members before it was closed. She said her late husband, Henry, would rather have seen the building being used than to let it tumble down.
Pennsylvania judge dispenses poetic justice
October 24, 2001
J. Michael Eakin brings new meaning to the concept of poetic justice. Eakin, a judge on the Pennsylvania Superior Court and a candidate for election to the state’s highest court, has sometimes turned to rhyming verse instead of the stale legalese common in courtrooms.
Game shows find fear factor in mail
October 24, 2001
As letters laced with anthrax landed in network news offices and on Capitol Hill last week, producers of reality series and game shows began rethinking their decisions to ask contestants to apply by mail.
College costs rising, survey finds
October 24, 2001
A survey released Tuesday found the long-standing trend of college costs outpacing inflation worsened this year, and education leaders said the weakening economy was partly to blame. The College Board reported that a year at a four-year public campus now averages $9,008, while the price tag at a private college is $23,578.
Court of Appeals won’t rule on Knight case
October 24, 2001
The Indiana Court of Appeals has decided not to rule directly on whether Indiana University officials improperly fired basketball coach Bob Knight. The 3-1 decision, which was announced Monday, means the lawsuit brought by a group of Indiana fans could go to trial.
Jobless rate dips
October 24, 2001
By Mark Fagan Job cuts announced since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have yet to hit Kansas, state officials said Tuesday. The state’s unemployment rate dipped to 3.6 percent in September, down from 3.7 percent both in August and September 2000, officials at the Kansas Department of Human Resources said.
Pillsbury, General Mills cleared for food merger
October 24, 2001
A business marriage of the Pillsbury Doughboy and Betty Crocker moved ahead Tuesday when the Federal Trade Commission deadlocked on approving General Mills Inc.’s $11.4 billion purchase of Pillsbury Co. A government source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the FTC vote was 2-2. Typically, a merger proceeds unless the FTC votes to block it, the source said.
Great Harvest warming to city growth
October 24, 2001
Jayni’ gets cooking for trick-or-treaters
October 24, 2001
“Jayni’s Kitchen” gets into the spirit of the upcoming holiday this week with “Halloween: Frighteningly Good Recipes for your Trick-or-Treaters.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare several treats, including the recipe below.
Quick treats
October 24, 2001
Popcorn bags Breadstick Bones Monster hands Gummy Worms Apple
KU, Baker increases below national average
October 24, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Students are paying more for tuition this year at Kansas University, but the increase is less than national trends. Full-time students from Kansas taking 15 hours of credit pay $2,884 in tuition and fees at KU, up 5.8 percent from last year.
Wheelchair seating expanded
Construction taking place at Allen Fieldhouse in end zones
October 24, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s wheelchair seating at Allen Fieldhouse is being improved and expanded this college basketball preseason. Construction work started in both the north and south fieldhouse end zone bleacher areas after last Thursday’s Utah-Philadelphia NBA game and the project should be close to completion by Nov. 6 date of the KU women’s exhibition against the Houston Jaguars.
Jayhawks give vote of confidence to their coach
October 24, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Critics of Kansas University football coach Terry Allen have been especially vocal in the days following the Jayhawks’ 38-34 loss to Missouri last weekend. On Tuesday, it was the players’ turn. “He’s our coach,” red-shirt freshman quarterback Mario Kinsey said after practice.
Firebirds advance at regionals
Late goals propel Free State past Emporia, 3-1
October 24, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lesson learned. Free State High on Tuesday avoided another early exit from the Class 6A regional soccer tournament with two goals in the final eight minutes for a 3-1 decision over Emporia before an estimated 200 fans at the Firebirds’ field.
Spacecraft enters orbit around Mars
October 24, 2001
NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft successfully entered orbit late Tuesday around the Red Planet, where the space agency suffered embarrassing back-to-back failures on its previous two missions.
Spelling champs prove their mettle
Teams suffer no erythrophobia by playing for charitable cause
October 24, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess A team of Free State High School employees had the competition spellbound Tuesday night, winning the eighth annual Journal-World Corporate Spelling Bee. Eleven area businesses donated $350 per team to compete in the event, which raised money for Newspapers in Education. Allen Press sponsored two teams.
City passes ‘big box’ proposal
October 24, 2001
By Joel Mathis For the second time in as many weeks, a split Lawrence City Commission gave approval Tuesday to a controversial proposal for a home improvement store. Commissioners Sue Hack, Jim Henry and Marty Kennedy voted for rezoning and a preliminary development plan for a “big box” store on the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, saying the city’s comprehensive plans allow for commercial zoning in that area.
Scare empties postal facility
October 24, 2001
Officials sent 175 people home Tuesday from a U.S. Postal Service repair facility that received equipment from East Coast mail centers involved in anthrax cases. Some of the machinery came from the Brentwood mail center in Washington, D.C., and from facilities in New Jersey and Florida where letters containing anthrax spores had been handled, said Dr. Larry Rumans, the Shawnee County health officer.
Governor will meet with Oz developers’ lawyer
October 24, 2001
By Dave Ranney Gov. Bill Graves is scheduled to meet this afternoon with John Petersen, a lawyer representing developers of the proposed World of Oz theme park and resort. “There’s an assumption on the governor’s part that developments in the Oz matter will come up,” said Graves’ spokesman Don Brown. The meeting, Brown said, will be private and brief.
Taliban hold line despite fierce attacks
October 24, 2001
U.S. jets Tuesday struck Taliban front lines and an Osama bin Laden stronghold north of Kabul 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.
Pentagon says Taliban hiding among civilians
October 24, 2001
Taliban forces in Afghanistan may be hiding in residential areas to shield themselves from airstrikes, a senior military officer said Tuesday as the Pentagon acknowledged that an errant 1,000-pound bomb damaged an Afghan senior citizens’ center.
Briefly
October 24, 2001
Washington, D.C.: House approves war bonds Iraq : Official denies involvement in Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. Libya: Moammar Gadhafi calls for conference on terrorism
Care for uninsured costly
October 24, 2001
By Dave Ranney Five years ago, Lawrence Memorial Hospital wrote off $500,000 in charity care. This year, care for the area’s uninsured is expected to cost the hospital more than $2 million. “This is especially alarming,” said Simon Scholtz, LMH vice president and chief financial officer.
Tucker services
October 24, 2001
Van Osdol services
October 24, 2001
Sharon Louise Guffey
October 24, 2001
NHL Roundup: Lemieux logs first goal
Penguins victorious for third time in four games
October 24, 2001
Mario Lemieux decided just before game time he was healthy enough to play. The rest came naturally. Lemieux scored his first goal of the season and the Pittsburgh Penguins won for the third time in four games, beating the Atlanta Thrashers, 4-2, Tuesday night.
Milwaukee to sign Mason
Bucks close to obtaining All-Star power forward
October 24, 2001
Anthony Mason is getting the contract he wanted, and the Milwaukee Bucks are close to signing an All-Star power forward who could catapult them to the top of the Eastern Conference.
Baseball to fold two teams?
Expos, Marlins may be disbanded with Angels, Devil Rays reaping bonanza
October 24, 2001
Major League Baseball officials are formulating a complicated plan to fold the floundering Montreal Expos and Florida Marlins and reinvest the money in the Anaheim Angels and Tampa Devil Rays, a baseball source told the New York Daily News Tuesday.
City stalls over route
Commissioner backtracks on vote
October 24, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn and Joel Mathis A majority of city commissioners favors a south-of-the-river route for completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway, but their opinions won’t go down as the official city endorsement. Commissioner Jim Henry reversed his stance Tuesday night and joined Mayor Mike Rundle and Commissioner David Dunfield in expressing support for routing the SLT south of the Wakarusa River.
On the record
October 24, 2001
Kansas state treasurer shares gubernatorial ambitions with KU
October 24, 2001
By Theresa Freed, Special to the Journal-World Kansas State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger has just $25 in his gubernatorial campaign chest so far, but he says it doesn’t matter he’ll win no matter how little money he raises. “I won’t raise the most money, but I’ll have the smartest campaign,” Shallenburger said.
Lawrence briefs
October 24, 2001
Plans announced today for Kansas Chautauqua Police investigate missing ECM furniture Sex ‘accessories’ taken in Naughty But Nice break-in Artist subject of lecture
Friends and neighbors
October 24, 2001
Findings will help steer dialogue
Officials say forums helped foster consensus, discussion
October 24, 2001
By Joel Mathis Community leaders say “Lawrence is Growing: Finding Common Ground” has helped change attitudes about growth issues and how to discuss them. And while The World Company’s six-month effort to change the dialogue on growth won’t result in any immediate changes in policy, it will help steer the continuing dialogue.
Residents find common ground on key issues
October 24, 2001
Editor’s note: This summer, hundreds of Lawrence-area residents came together to find common ground on six growth issues they said were most important. Here’s a look at what they said.
Poll: Residents concerned about growth
Sprawl, affordable housing top list of hot-button topics; People generally pleased with life in Lawrence
October 24, 2001
During April, The World Company conducted a scientific survey of Douglas County residents to learn their views on a variety of growth issues. Survey results are based on a simple random sample of Douglas County residents. The telephone survey was conducted from April 9 to April 30 by the Survey Research Center at Kansas University, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent.
Residents say ‘enough’ to growth
Poll indicates worry over city’s future
October 24, 2001
By Richard Brack Enough is enough. That’s the sentiment of many Douglas County residents about the prospect of more growth in the Lawrence area.
Contact those who deal with growth directly
October 24, 2001
Here’s a list of people who play roles in Lawrence-area growth and ways to contact them.
Project to continue online as resource for information
October 24, 2001
By Dave Toplikar The main thrust of the “Lawrence is Growing” project ended last month. But the online version of the project will continue to exist and, with your help, it can continue to grow.
Briefcase
October 24, 2001
KU Lecture: Fed expert to talk policy tonight at Budig hall Internet: Amazon cuts loss Telecommunications: AT&T expected to cut 2,400 more workers Earnings: Lucent loss widens
Series, forums about discussion, not arguments
October 24, 2001
Back in April, we kicked off the Lawrence is Growing: Finding Common Ground project with these goals: Giving everyone a voice in planning the community’s future. Making sure those voices were heard. And we wanted to start changing the nature of the discussion on growth. In the months since, we’ve heard hundreds of voices. Some spoke up at community gatherings or group meetings, some talked to us in neighborhoods and other gathering places, some over the telephone. More people made their voices heard in e-mail or on growth.lawrence.com, our project’s companion Web site.
Rural topples Lions
October 24, 2001
By Doug Pacey Last year Lawrence High’s seventh-seeded soccer team stunned the no. 2 seed. Not this year. Washburn Rural beat the Lions, 2-1, in the 6A state soccer regionals Tuesday at McElroy Field. “The difference was that they are very, very athletic,” said Lawrence coach Keith Nelson.
6Sports video report: FSHS takes on Emporia
October 24, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Tuesday’s Free State High victory over the Emporia Spartans, the first ever postseason win for the Firebirds.
6News video report: Big box plans moves forward with 3-2 in favor
October 24, 2001
Alison Mann reports on the 3-2 vote that approves the big box plans for the North West corner of 6th St. and Wakarusa.
Nation Briefs
October 24, 2001
Mississippi: Coast Guard office sprayed by small plane Washington, D.C.: 1999 Arkansas crash blamed on pilots CINCINNATI : Police officer on trial on manslaughter charge Arkansas: Smoker falls to death Las Vegas: Historic hotel leveled