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Anthrax test results negative for Topeka postal repair workers
October 25, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 3:38 p.m.) Early results from tests on a dozen workers screened for anthrax exposure after they complained of flu-like symptoms at a Topeka postal repair center are negative, health officials said Thursday.
Northern alliance calls for U.S. ground troops
October 25, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 11:59 a.m.) U.S. jets bombed the front lines north of Kabul on Thursday, setting off huge orange fireballs and columns of black smoke near Taliban positions. Some opposition commanders urged America to send ground troops and liquidate the Taliban quickly.
6Sports video report: Jayhawk volleyball wins another
October 25, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the KU Volleyball team’s win over Oklahoma.
6Sports video report: Allen not sure if he’ll be here next season
October 25, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Jayhawk football head coach Terry Allen’s comments regarding job security.
Hasselbeck to start for Seahawks
October 25, 2001
Matt Hasselbeck is back as the Seattle Seahawks’ starting quarterback. How long he keeps the job is up to him. “You guys have to trust me,” third-year Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said Wednesday during his weekly news conference.
World Series Matchups
October 25, 2001
A look at the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks going into the World Series, starting Saturday night at Bank One Ballpark:
Baker tops ranked foe
October 25, 2001
Baker upended No. 11 Oklahoma Christian, 4-1, Thursday. Sean Hughes scored two goals for the Wildcats (9-7-2), while Luke Parrott had a goal and an assist. Joe McArdle also scored for Baker.
Kansas snaps skid
Jayhawks dump OU in three games
October 25, 2001
By Doug Pacey Kansas didn’t play spectacular volleyball Wednesday night during its win against Oklahoma. Sometimes the Jayhawks were downright sloppy. But after losing their past six Big 12 conference matches and seven of their last eight coach Ray Bechard and his players will take a win anyway they can get it.
Station finds identification
October 25, 2001
To many in the San Francisco Bay area who speak Chinese, network coverage of President Bush’s trip to China had nowhere near the breadth of their local station’s report.
Lawrence birthday bash to include old-time event
City to be site of state chautauqua as it turns 150
October 25, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence will celebrate its 150th birthday the old-fashioned way with a chautauqua in June 2004. “If you want to talk to John Brown or Stephen Douglas or Frederick Douglass, this will be your opportunity,” said Marion Cott, executive director of the Kansas Humanities Council, which is helping sponsor the event.
TNN bets on bull riders, country singers
October 25, 2001
There’s not much Nashville left on the old Nashville Network. TNN has renamed itself The National Network and dedicated its programming to something called “Pop.” The network’s country twang has been replaced by “hipper” fare like “Fame for 15,” an examination of media stardom.
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘On the Line’
October 25, 2001
By Jon Niccum Like the members of ‘N Sync, the film “On the Line” started off cute. But the vanity project from chart-topping buddies Lance Bass and Joey Fatone gets ugly and tiresome in no time.
THE MAG: Keyboard terrorist
A couple’s privacy is invaded in theater thriller
October 25, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Everyone is vulnerable. Private e-mail correspondence can be read, bank accounts broken into, identities assumed, all at the swipe of a mouse. It can be done out of greed, spite or simply because a person has the know-how and is in a serious mindset to ruin another’s life. The obsessive lover tale has all but been beaten into the ground, but leave it to one of the grand old men of American theater to pump new blood into a dying storyline.
THE MAG: Cover Story - ‘From Hell’ to eternity
The fascination with Jack the Ripper continues
October 25, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Filmmakers have frequently turned to English folklore for inspiration, constantly re-examining the heroics of Robin Hood, the poetry of Shakespeare or the deductive wisdom of Sherlock Holmes. Often our understanding and appreciation of each can be enriched with every new interpretation. There is, however, a much less noble British character who continually makes his way into films. He has no name, his face is unknown, and more than a century after his most famous real-life misdeeds, he continues to get away with murder.
THE MAG: Out of Bounds - Tapped out
Columnist wrestles with newly patriotic WWF
October 25, 2001
By Seth Jones By Sept.13, 2001, there was still nothing on TV to allow an escape from reality. Even ESPN was showing coverage of the World Trade Center. The NFL canceled its games. College football followed suit. What do you think was the first live “sporting event” to be broadcast on TV after the tragedy? WWF Smackdown was aired live from Dallas on the 13th. I sat there and watched the whole show just to avoid the image of the World Trade Centers blowing up. I already was haunted by enough nightmares, and that thunderstorm the previous night had me climbing up and down the walls already.
THE MAG: SEVEN QUESTIONS with Posdnuos from De La Soul
October 25, 2001
By Geoff Harkness At 32-years-old, Kelvin Mercer seems far too young to be considered a legend. On the other hand, given that Mercer better known for his stage alias Posdnuos founded one of hip-hop’s most important bands during his senior year of high-school, the title starts to make sense. After all, it was Pos, alongside fellow MCs Dave “Trugoy” Jolicoeur and Vincent “Mase” Mason, who founded De La Soul, a band that helped take hip-hop from its street-spartan origins to the stages of the world.
THE MAG: Warning label
Lawrence underdog mi6 issues second CD on Kung Fu Records
October 25, 2001
By Geoff Harkness mi6 is the Rodney Dangerfield of the local music scene. Though the quartet has racked up numerous accolades in its four years together, it remains one of the least respected outfits in the area dogged by critics, ignored by the concert-going public and scorned by peers. Last year’s appearances on the cover of The New York Times (see “Home for the ‘Alcoholiday,’” Dec. 21, 2000) and the soundtrack to “That Darn Punk” didn’t help either, merely providing more ammunition for Lawrence’s underground elite. Then there are the labels the comparisons and cries of imitation that still come frequently, according to singer-guitarist Ken Peterson.
Bush, Putin form friendship
October 25, 2001
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer One of the stranger photographs in modern diplomatic history appeared this week showing President Bush and Russia’s Vladimir Putin huddled intently, dressed in identical high-collared, Chinese silk tunics with knotted buttons.
THE MAG: Out of left field
Jazz Mandolin Project leader Jamie Masefield is music’s most normal oddball
October 25, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Out of the hundreds of big cities and small towns Jamie Masefield plays every year, fronting The Jazz Mandolin Project, Lawrence is at the top of the list.
No quick fix for KU women
Jayhawks rebuilding with young roster
October 25, 2001
Dawn Reiss Special to The Journal-World Longtime Kansas women’s basketball coach Marian Washington knows this season is a rebuilding year and it won’t be over quickly. She learned last year that there aren’t any quick fixes to a program struggling for consistency.
FBI says anthrax may be U.S.-made
October 25, 2001
The FBI has investigated 2,500 reports of possible anthrax exposure but has found no links yet between them and the Sept. 11 hijackings, bureau Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday.
Allen: Focus should be on game
Coach growing weary of speculation about his job status with Jayhawks
October 25, 2001
By Robert Sinclair For someone who doesn’t want to talk about his job security, Kansas University football coach Terry Allen spent a lot of time talking about his job security on Wednesday. Allen opened his weekly press conference with a five-minute diatribe about the media’s coverage of his future at KU and made a plea for more attention to be paid to his players and Saturday’s Sunflower State Showdown at Kansas State instead.
Noonan eyes repeat
Baldwin standout seeking third state title
October 25, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus When Matt Noonan attended his first high school cross country practice in August 1998, Baldwin High coach Mike Spielman instructed prospective runners to jot down what they wanted to get out of the sport.
Medical officials make first DNA identifications
October 25, 2001
Eight people lost in the World Trade Center attack have become the first victims of the disaster to be identified through DNA in the biggest effort in history to use genetics to put names to the dead.
Nation/World Briefs
October 25, 2001
New York City: Second airline cuts Internet commissions New York City: Facade collapse kills 5 construction workers Switzerland: Fire traps motorists in mountain tunnel Vatican City: Pope wants to restore relations with China
Athletes of the week
October 25, 2001
Our Town Sports
October 25, 2001
THE MAG: Movie Listings
October 25, 2001
Baseball Briefs
October 25, 2001
Astros interview two for manager’s job Bagwell to have surgery on right shoulder Astros’ Spiers retires Bonds’ home run ball mired in litigation Rangers interview Dombrowski for GM job Rippley crew chief of World Series umps Giambi plans to file for free agency
Ottawa hopes to build tradition
Cyclones to make fourth trip to state volleyball tournament
October 25, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Ottawa High’s run to the Class 4A state volleyball tournament in Salina this weekend might have started with a basketball appearance in March. “Most of these girls went to state in basketball, so they are hoping to start a Cyclone tradition,” said fourth-year OHS coach Jodi Grover, whose squad reached state for first time since placing second in 1996.
Back to basics
Petty Enterprises changes its philosophy
October 25, 2001
A sudden rise to championship status wasn’t expected when Petty Enterprises decided last season to move from its longtime home in the Pontiac camp and join Dodge’s return to the Winston Cup series.
Food poisoning scam suspected
Taliban may try to blame U.S., intelligence shows
October 25, 2001
A senior U.S. military officer expressed surprise Wednesday at the staying power of Afghanistan’s Taliban, then accused the group of planning to poison humanitarian food supplies entering the country.
People
October 25, 2001
Channeling receptions Dylan to chronicle life Politician plays one in movie Degree of honor
Wichita resident indicted in Utah bus hijacking
October 25, 2001
A Wichita, Kan., man accused of grabbing a Greyhound bus driver and threatening to flip the bus during an attempted hijacking was indicted Wednesday on federal charges. Troy Allen Matzek, 35, was charged by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court with carjacking, threatened use of an explosive and disabling or incapacitating the driver of a motor vehicle.
Terrorism’s reach hits close to home
Lawrence mail carriers take threat to heart
October 25, 2001
By Mindie Paget The American flag flying at half-staff at local post offices Wednesday and the protective gloves worn by several Lawrence mail carriers were subtle reminders that the East Coast terror has struck close to home.
Simpson acquitted in road-rage trial
October 25, 2001
O.J. Simpson was acquitted Wednesday of grabbing another driver’s glasses and scratching the man’s face during a bout of road rage after insisting that the other man started it.
Cleveland won’t keep Gonzalez
Burba, coaches out; cost-cutting Tribe might show Lofton, Rocker door as well
October 25, 2001
Retooling a division-winner whose season ended in disappointment again, the Cleveland Indians decided Wednesday not to exercise their options on All-Star Juan Gonzalez and pitcher Dave Burba.
Local briefs
October 25, 2001
Oskaloosan keeps firm grip on national corn-husking title Donna Fairbanks, 58, of rural Oskaloosa continues her reign as the national champion hand corn husker in the “Ladies, 50 and over” division. For at least the fifth year in a row, Fairbanks, left, bested the nation’s best. This time at a husking showdown, the National Hand Corn Husking Contest, at Gilfillan Farm near Morgan, Minn. The contest required huskers do the best they could grabbing and shucking ears from a cornfield for 20 minutes. They were docked points for leaving ears behind in the field. Fairbanks said she can’t explain her abilities. “I have no idea,” she said. “I don’t practice. I didn’t practice any at all this year. I just went out and did it.” She didn’t husk corn as a child, though she still lives on a farm. She took up competition about 20 years ago because her parents were doing it. There are no cash prizes. Winners get trophies or plaques. “I’ve got boxes full of them,” she said. “You get quite a few of them over the years.” __________________________ Private meeting: Governor mum on talk with Oz park attorney Gov. Bill Graves met for an hour and 15 minutes Wednesday with John Petersen, a lawyer representing the developers of the proposed World of Oz theme park and resort. Afterward, Graves declined comment on the meeting. “The governor has chosen not to make a statement on what was discussed,” said Graves spokesman Don Brown. “The meeting occurred, it’s over, that’s pretty much it.” Brown said he could neither confirm nor deny whether the discussions focused on Oz. Petersen, a longtime Graves supporter and former deputy chief counsel for U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, could not be reached for comment. Earlier this month, the Johnson County Commission voted 3-1 to drop its consideration of Oz Entertainment Company’s controversial plan to convert the former Sunflower Ammunition Plant near DeSoto to a theme park and resort. Without the county’s support, the $861 million project will not have access to crucial tax incentives and financial aid. __________________________ Safety: Gun locks to be distributed at KU-KSU football game About 10,000 gun locks will be distributed at Saturday’s football game between Kansas University and Kansas State in Manhattan. The gun locks will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be split between gate M, at the southeast corner of the stadium, and gate H, at the southwest corner. The supply is limited to two locks per person. Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer and the Kansas Highway Patrol will distribute the locks, which are being provided by Project HomeSafe. Project HomeSafe is a nationwide program that promotes safe firearms handling and storage practices. The program is funded by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice. __________________________ 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 throughout Lawrence and the surrounding area. 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.
THE MAG: Wake Up Call - Hemp for victory
October 25, 2001
By Greg Douros The Declaration of Independence was printed on it. George Bush Sr. jumped out of a plane during World War II with a parachute made from it. It’s the fabric of the coffee filter that I’ve been brewing with for the past year. Heck, you can even run a car on this stuff. What is this magic substance? Baking Soda? Viagra? Try hemp.
Senator says anthrax shows level of sophistication
October 25, 2001
The anthrax spores that killed two postal workers were so small and finely milled that they suggest “more than a casual scientist” is behind the attacks through the mail, Sen. Bill Frist said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Officials admit slow anthrax response
October 25, 2001
Surgeon General David Satcher bluntly admitted Wednesday “we were wrong” not to respond more aggressively to tainted mail in the nation’s capital. “Anybody who puts poison in mail is a terrorist,” said President Bush, although he said he had no direct evidence to link the Sept. 11 airliner attacks with the outbreak of a disease that was last seen in the United States more than two decades ago.
Islamic art on display at Connecticut museum
October 25, 2001
Americans who want a better understanding of Islamic culture will have a chance to see everything from armor to scientific instruments from the longest-surviving dynastic state in Islamic history.
County backs 32nd St. route
October 25, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Two-and-a-half hours of public comment didn’t sway Douglas County commissioners from their previous positions as they agreed on a 2-1 vote Wednesday to recommend a 32nd Street route for the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Mentor program aims to extend American dream to disabled
October 25, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Charley Davis didn’t hesitate Wednesday when given an opportunity to job shadow at Lawrence Humane Society. “I love animals,” Davis said. “I’ve got two dogs and five cats.” Davis, a 17-year-old junior at Lawrence High School, joined a dozen other students on Disability Mentoring Day as they matched up with professionals for a glimpse of the working world.
Economic-stimulus package clears initial hurdle
House Republicans provide margin in vote; ‘myth of bipartisanship shattered’ N.Y. Democrat says
October 25, 2001
The Republican-led House narrowly passed tax relief legislation Wednesday that would provide a $100 billion jolt to the staggering economy. Democrats protested it would mainly help big companies, but President Bush urged quick Senate action on the bill.
Briefcase
October 25, 2001
Gates confident leading into Windows XP launch Aviation: Losses climb at AMR Layoffs: Job cuts hit Kodak Avionics: Honeywell losses mount
Marriage licenses
October 25, 2001
Horoscopes
October 25, 2001
THE MAG: Wake Up Call - Poll
October 25, 2001
Should industrial hemp be legalized?
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
October 25, 2001
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
October 25, 2001
Friends and neighbors
October 25, 2001
NFL Briefs
October 25, 2001
Cards’ Vanden Bosch sidelined for season Redskins sign Metcalf Rolle returns to practice
NBA Briefs
October 25, 2001
Jordan gets 50th Sports Illustrated cover Hawks waive three
Bears favored in close game with 49ers
October 25, 2001
On Jan. 12, 1989, Mike Ditka ended a week of suspense by announcing to the world that Jim McMahon would start the NFC title game against San Francisco over Mike Tomczak. Two days later, the 49ers routed the Bears 28-3 and Chicago began a decline that lasted for most of the next decade.
Middle Eastern owners may skip races
October 25, 2001
The Middle Eastern owners of such star horses as Fantastic Light, Galileo, Aptitude and Officer probably will miss Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, the three Maktoum brothers of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Prince Ahmed Salman and Khalid Abdullah of Saudi Arabia are not expected to attend the races at Belmont Park.
Frankel likes chances for Breeders’ Cup win
October 25, 2001
Horses trained by Bobby Frankel already have won an incredible 13 Grade I stakes this year, but No. 14 would be special. It would be the first Breeders’ Cup win for the Hall of Fame trainer, who has failed to win one with 36 previous starters.
NHL Roundup: Carolina’s Francis ends goal drought
Bondra’s second score of game lifts Capitals past Panthers in overtime
October 25, 2001
Ron Francis still doesn’t consider himself a goal scorer, even though he’s done it nearly 500 times. So, a nine-game drought didn’t have him too upset. Francis broke out with his first two goals of the season Wednesday night in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
Briefs
October 25, 2001
Nebraska tight end pleads innocent University investigates after student injured Miami needs big night to help cause in BCS
OU, Nebraska could meet again
October 25, 2001
Nebraska’s game against No. 2 Oklahoma on Saturday has already been dubbed “Game of the New Century.” What will they call the rematch? The Sooners and Cornhuskers, ranked 1-2 in the Bowl Championship Series standings, would meet again Dec. 1 in the Big 12 title game if both win the rest of their games, regardless of who wins Saturday.
Huskers, Sooners headline weekend
Big 12 tilt has national title implications
October 25, 2001
College football’s biggest weekend yet has arrived, with No. 2 Oklahoma at No. 3 Nebraska the main attraction and a five-game undercard featuring 10 more Top 25 teams. In the race for the national championship, eight teams remain unbeaten, but that number will drop by at least one after the Sooners (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) and Cornhuskers (8-0, 4-0) play on Saturday.
Baseball bigwigs can’t see solution
Commissioner’s talk of contraction couldn’t come at worse time
October 25, 2001
The amiable facade is gone. The thought that from the rubble of lower Manhattan would somehow rise cooperation between baseball’s billionaire owners and millionaire players has become fruitless whimsy.
Seats close to Knight costly
Texas Tech to charge $3,000 in courtside section
October 25, 2001
Fans wanting to get close to Bob Knight will have to pay a premium. A special section of 48 courtside seats at Texas Tech’s United Spirit Arena will cost $3,000 a $2,500 one-year seat license and a $500 season ticket price.
Officials want coroner’s office to get overhaul
October 25, 2001
Top law enforcement officials in Reno County are renewing their efforts to make changes in the county coroner’s office, which they say is dangerously inefficient. Reno County Dist. Atty. Keith Schroeder, Hutchinson Police Chief Dick Heitschmidt and Reno County Sheriff Larry Leslie have been feuding with County Coroner Dr. C.T. McCoy for more than two years.
Topekans are sick of Phelps’ picketing
October 25, 2001
He’s on street corners, in parks and in theaters. He travels the country, protesting what he calls the downfall of the United States and blaming it on gays and lesbians. Tuesday night, Topeka residents let the city council know that they’ve had more than enough of the anti-gay message from the Rev. Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church.
State faces major gaps in pensions
Assets may not match obligations until 2033
October 25, 2001
Legislators have learned that the gap between the state retirement system’s assets and benefit obligations may not be closed until 2033.
Anthrax or flu? A life or death question
October 25, 2001
A postal worker is sent home from a hospital after doctors tell him he has the flu. The next day he returns and dies of anthrax. The death Monday of 47-year-old Joseph P. Curseen has underscored the difficulty and the life-and-death importance of distinguishing between the inhaled form of anthrax and the flu, especially with the peak flu season arriving.
Briefly
October 25, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Army gives heroism awards New York City: Bin Laden lookalike beaten Michigan: U.S. propaganda lagging New York: Gambling bill advances
Postcards draw attention to suspicious packages
October 25, 2001
Millions of postcards are due to arrive in mailboxes this week as the Postal Service seeks to heighten public awareness and soothe fears about anthrax-tainted mail. Medical specialists, meanwhile, said it was very unlikely that any anthrax present in a Washington post office could have contaminated other letters awaiting delivery to people’s homes.
Broncos’ ailing Davis plans to play against Patriots
October 25, 2001
Terrell Davis has enough trouble staying healthy without other people creating new injuries for him. Five weeks removed from arthroscopic knee surgery, the Denver Broncos running back was taken by surprise Wednesday when told of news reports saying he may have a stress fracture in his leg and could be lost for the season.
Washing hands a good defense
October 25, 2001
Postmaster General John E. Potter said Wednesday he can’t guarantee the safety of the mail, and he and other postal officials began suggesting Americans wash their hands after handling letters.
New spores discovered in Senate building
October 25, 2001
Investigators said they have discovered anthrax in a new location in the Hart Senate office building Wednesday evening, even as another congressional office building became the first to reopen since a letter contaminated with the bacteria was discovered last week on Capitol Hill.
Mary E. Curry
October 25, 2001
Controlled burn leads to $10,000 damage
October 25, 2001
Strong winds spread a controlled burn Wednesday afternoon just off Kansas Highway 10, causing approximately $10,000 damage to construction materials, Douglas County Sheriff Lt. Kathy Tate said.
Volunteers get ready to ‘make a difference’
October 25, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Hundreds of volunteers will be involved in area community service projects this weekend. Make A Difference Day volunteers in Lawrence and Ottawa will join a record 2.6 million Americans in the 11th annual event sponsored by USA WEEKEND Magazine and the Points of Light Foundation.
Businesses threaten to sue Tonganoxie
Owners to make federal case of alleged boycott
October 25, 2001
By Mike Belt Three businesses are threatening a federal lawsuit if Tonganoxie city officials don’t end an alleged boycott and pay the businesses thousands of dollars for allegedly smearing their reputation and causing business losses.
KU swimmers to face MU
October 25, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s swimming and diving team will meet Missouri in a dual Friday at Robinson Natatorium. The meet is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
SSG honors athletes from Linwood, Parsons
October 25, 2001
Lindsey Carter of Parsons and Dale Sheets of Linwood have been named Athletes of the Year at the Sunflower State Games. Carter, 18, captured three medals in track and field gold in the long jump, silver in the triple jump and bronze in the shot put.
Lawrence briefs
October 25, 2001
Drugs, cash confiscated from Lawrence mobile home Debate on floodplain plan to take longer than expected City’s arts commission to recommend sculpture
FSHS soccer to meet Washburn Rural today
October 25, 2001
Fresh off its first postseason victory in the program’s five-year history, No. 3 seed Free State High (11-5-1) will meet No. 2 Topeka Washburn Rural (13-4) at 6:30 tonight in a Class 6A regional soccer final at Rural.
Scare shuts court office
October 25, 2001
By Mike Belt A mysterious white powder disrupted business Wednesday morning at the Douglas County District Court Clerk’s office. By day’s end, tests on the powder showed negative for anthrax, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said. But that was after emergency workers were called in and about a dozen employees were briefly kept from their work.
State playoff berth on line for Eudora
October 25, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Eudora High could get used to this. For the second year in the row, the Cardinals enter the final week of the season with a state football playoff berth on the line.
Arrests made in hoaxes
October 25, 2001
Two college students were arrested for an anthrax hoax that halted postal service in the town of Murray after white powder spilled from an envelope. Preliminary tests indicated the substance was powdered sugar, Murray Postmaster Mark Kennedy said Wednesday.
Companies apply to help manufacture smallpox vaccine
October 25, 2001
Ten drug companies have responded to a government call for information on how the nation’s vaccine-makers could produce about 250 million doses of smallpox vaccine by the end of next year, federal officials said.
31st and Iowa plans spur lawsuit threat
Property owner tells city proposed median is unacceptable
October 25, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners’ refusal to reconsider approval of a proposed Home Depot store at 31st and Iowa streets is setting the stage for a lawsuit by nearby property owners. Officials with Michigan-based Malan Realty say Home Depot’s plans for a store at 1900 W. 31st St. threaten business at nearby Kmart, 3106 Iowa property owned by Malan.
Commission Briefs
October 25, 2001
Minor changes OK’d to floodplain rules Communications tower wins county approval
Northern alliance rebels unseemly bunch of allies
October 25, 2001
An Uzbek warlord, Gen. Rashid Dostum, is accused of allowing massacres and mass rapes. Another man betrayed Dostum to join the Taliban, then switched back and is accused of atrocities himself.
Toy Bowl games set on Sunday at Haskell
October 25, 2001
Lawrence Youth Football Inc. will present three games on Sunday at Haskell Stadium in its annual Toy Bowl series.
Gasoline prices in state at lowest level in a year
October 25, 2001
A recent drop in gasoline prices probably is over, but prices likely will not increase significantly anytime soon, according to officials with the American Automobile Association of Kansas.
Letter to state senator deemed to be safe
October 25, 2001
A suspicious letter mailed from Lawrence to Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley turned out harmless. A staffer for Hensley’s office said the letter was returned Wednesday by authorities who deemed it safe to open.
Chiefs, Colts in same boat
Indianapolis aims to stop three-game skid at KC
October 25, 2001
Key injuries. Interception-prone quarterbacks. Angry fans, sagging morale, three-game losing streaks. Heading into tonight’s game at Arrowhead Stadium, the Indianapolis Colts (2-3) and Kansas City Chiefs (1-5) have a lot in common.
Test results expected today on repair workers
October 25, 2001
Health officials may not know until today if any workers at a Topeka postal repair center have been infected with anthrax. Dr. Larry Rumans of the Shawnee County Health Agency said at least 40 percent of the 175 employees at the U.S. Postal Service Central Repair Facility had been tested for anthrax and given preventative does of antibiotics.
6News video report: Around the world
October 25, 2001
Josh Garber reports on news from around the world.
Regents’ requests may fall to knife
October 25, 2001
By Scott Rothschild State budget leaders Wednesday applauded the work of the Kansas Board of Regents to reduce its spending requests but said the cuts may need to go deeper. “Obviously the economic situation is that we have no idea of being able to fund even this,” said Senate President Dave Kerr, R-Hutchinson.
Spacecraft establishes orbit around Mars
October 25, 2001
An exultant NASA boasted Wednesday that it “hit a bull’s-eye” after its Mars Odyssey spacecraft slipped flawlessly into orbit around the Red Planet. The space agency’s two previous Mars missions, both in 1999, were humiliating failures.
Terror bill clears House
Senate likely to pass plan today; civil libertarians continue to object
October 25, 2001
Six weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, the House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved the final version of a bill that would expand the ability of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to tap phones, monitor Internet traffic and conduct other forms of surveillance in pursuit of terrorists.
Financial demands stall MLK memorial
October 25, 2001
Efforts to build a national memorial honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. have stalled because the civil rights leader’s family wants money to use his name and likeness in the marketing campaign.
Short stuff
October 25, 2001
Big books, big facts FAO Schwarz, Hasbro want kids to play for charity
KU coach has nothing to fear
Life will go on for Allen regardless of job
October 25, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Terry Allen’s emotions run the gamut from A to M, if those letters are the alphabetical equivalent of goodness and light. Allen is a half-full cup kind of guy, quick to register a smile, eager to jump for joy and eager to befriend.
T-shirts combine school spirit, U.S. patriotism
October 25, 2001
Andrew Bailey loves his school and his country, too. Andrew, a 17-year-old senior at Lawrence High School, recently came up with the idea to create T-shirts that combine school spirit and patriotism, and then sell the shirts at LHS as a fund-raiser for the Salvation Army, 946 N.H.
Actions don’t jibe with lessons of peace
October 25, 2001
Be a peacemaker. Try to resolve arguments with words. Try to see the light to see God within yourself and others. These are the things Pedro is taught at the Friends Community School in College Park, Md. The school is run by Quakers, Christians who stress nonviolence.
City gymnasts head to regional competition
October 25, 2001
Lawrence High and Free State High will compete today at a regional gymnastics meet at Olathe South. The seven-team regional will begin at 6 p.m.
Fast or feast? Student groups differ at KU
October 25, 2001
By Terry Rombeck It was fasters vs. feasters Wednesday at the Kansas Union. In the fourth-floor lobby, 20 students were fasting to raise awareness of starving Afghan refugees and promote peaceful alternatives for fighting terrorism. Most were members of the KU Green Party.
Sears to eliminate 4,900 employees
October 25, 2001
Sears, Roebuck and Co. said Wednesday it is cutting 4,900 salaried jobs during the next 18 months and revising its merchandise offerings as part of a cost-cutting overhaul. The cuts of about 22 percent of Sears’ salaried corporate and regional staff were announced as Sears reported a 6 percent decline in third-quarter earnings slightly better than expected.
Microsoft nurtures future growth
Software titan launches Windows XP today
October 25, 2001
Like a timber company planting saplings for a future harvest, Microsoft this week distributed thousands of tool kits to help programmers build a new generation of software programs based on a technology it calls .NET.
Rate cuts to come
Fed expert: U.S. economy still needs help
October 25, 2001
By Mark Fagan The Federal Reserve’s announcement Wednesday that the U.S. economy had been battered by weak retail sales, canceled manufacturing orders and rising layoffs didn’t surprise Wayne Angell. Nor would the Fed’s decision to cut interest rates by another half point by year’s end.
Wee Willie’ invades Lawrence
Masks created by graduates of Lawrence, Eudora schools push purple power
October 25, 2001
By Karrey Britt Wee Willie Masks are hitting Lawrence-area stores just in time to help Kansas State University fans gear up for this weekend’s football game against the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas State graduates Dale and Sonya Anders and their sons have developed the Wee Willie Mask, a latex version of the K-State mascot, Willie the Wildcat.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
October 25, 2001
U.S. seeks to understand Afghanistan
October 25, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Conversing with a Western scholar on a flight from one city in Afghanistan to another many years ago, an Afghan said, as his countrymen still like to do, that Afghanistan is a West Asian Switzerland landlocked, mountainous, multilingual.
Museum advice
October 25, 2001
Population awareness
October 25, 2001
Passive fans
October 25, 2001
Daily ticker
October 25, 2001
America stands for something
October 25, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald “Let’s send them back to the Middle East.” It’s an argument that’s gained a certain seductiveness since the day we saw skyscrapers stabbed by airplanes. Now, there’s this anthrax scare, which may or may not have a foreign connection.
Making the grade
October 25, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Who is to blame isn’t as important as who is willing to stand up and be counted on the issue of public school funding. It’s good that Gov. Bill Graves isn’t shirking his responsibility for funding public schools in Kansas, but statements he made to a group of parents and educators in Topeka Tuesday may be too little and too late.
THE MAG: Arts Notes
October 25, 2001
DJs band together for Red Cross benefit Clive Barker tops guest list on ‘Queer Radio’ ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ top film fest program KU museums plan spooky night
THE MAG: Immigrant song
Powerful ‘Morning Star’ gets a second chance
October 25, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near In 1911, the New York City Triangle Shirtwaist Factory caught fire. The building was overcrowded with immigrant women who toiled long-hours at low wages for their large families. Many found themselves unable to escape and either burned or leapt to their death to avoid the flames. One hundred and forty-six mothers and wives lost their lives.
THE MAG: Letters
October 25, 2001
THE MAG: Parting shot
October 25, 2001
Jayhawk netter advances at regional
October 25, 2001
Kansas freshman Paige Brown won two qualifying matches Wednesday to advance to the main draw of the ITA Central Regional Tournament.
On the record
October 25, 2001
Pondering the future
Students question what’s ahead as country goes to war
October 25, 2001
By Rebekah Zemansky Special to the Journal-World The events of Sept. 11 and the subsequent military action in Afghanistan are hitting home for Lawrence teens. “It was hard to believe until I saw it,” said Lawrence High School senior Justin Davis. LHS senior Rob Scott added: “I did not believe that it was real.”
Business briefs
October 25, 2001
Leadership: Enron’s stock plunges as CFO is fired Partnership: Former GE chair to join J.P. Morgan Earnings: Video charge, ad drop push Viacom into red
Junior High girls basketball
October 25, 2001
Junior High Results NINTH GRADE GIRLS
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘Thirteen Ghosts’
October 25, 2001
By Dan Lybarger With the onset of Halloween, October would seem a prime time for horror movie fans. Unfortunately, studios often use the month as a dumping ground, filling screens with fright-free flicks that wouldn’t see the dark of a theater in a normal season. Past October releases include garbage like “John Carpenter’s Vampires,” which in its entire 108-minute length offered one quarter of the thrills as a single minute of an episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”