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Bush claims anti-terror law upholds Constitution
October 26, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 6:04 p.m.) President Bush signed an anti-terrorism bill Friday that gives police unprecedented ability to search, seize, detain or eavesdrop in their pursuit of possible terrorists. “This government will enforce this law with all the urgency of a nation at war,” he said.
Two injured in three-vehicle accident
October 26, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 4:59 p.m.) Two people were injured, one seriously, in a three-vehicle accident that occurred about 4 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Sixth Street and Rockledge Road in northwest Lawrence.
Bush signs sweeping anti-terrorism bill into law
October 26, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 12:25 p.m.) President Bush on Friday signed a sweeping anti-terrorism bill into law, giving police and intelligence agencies vast new powers to “counter a threat like no other our nation has ever faced.”
Trash fire leads to evacuation of Naismith Hall
October 26, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 10:47 a.m.) A trash fire in a fifth floor stairwell at Naismith Hall forced the evacuation of Kansas University students shortly after 4 a.m. Friday.
Another mail handler has inhalation anthrax
October 26, 2001
(Updated Friday at 12:16 p.m.)President Bush mourned the anthrax-related deaths of two postal service workers and said Friday they had died in the line of duty in a two-front war against terrorists.
Britain to send 200 troops into Afghanistan
Pentagon looks for high-tech solutions for military
October 26, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 7:14 a.m.) As warplanes struck Afghanistan Friday for the 20th day, plans for a larger ground campaign got a boost - Britain announced it will send 200 commandos to the war on terrorism.
Seabury volleyball wins first state title
October 26, 2001
Lawrence Seabury went 3-0 to win the first state title in school history the Kansas Christian Athletic Assn. volleyball crown on Thursday.
Firebirds on brink of berth in state
October 26, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Two weeks ago, both Free State and Leavenworth entered Class 6A District 4 searching for their first victory of the season. Tonight, the Firebirds (2-6 overall, 2-0 district) and Pioneers (1-7, 1-1) both have a chance to advance to the state playoffs. Kickoff for the district showdown is 7 p.m. at Haskell Stadium.
Topeka workers screen negative in anthrax test
October 26, 2001
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.
Earl May Nursery & Garden Center growing with experience
October 26, 2001
Company: Earl May Nursery & Garden Center, 3200 Iowa St. Top executives: Ted North manages the Lawrence center; Bill Shaw is the company’s chief executive officer.
U.S. drills Taliban positions
October 26, 2001
Warplanes repeatedly struck targets near Kabul’s airport, the center, and to the north and west. The assault lasted past midnight and involved at least 10 waves of warplanes. Gunners for the ruling Taliban responded with heavy salvos of anti-aircraft fire. Bombing to the north of the capital was for control of the strategic Bagram airport held by the opposition northern alliance but of no use because of Taliban fighters in the hills around it.
Spirituality
October 26, 2001
Rival Unitarian groups settle lawsuit over names Methodists, Presbyterians offer Korean-English hymnal Conservative scholars nix Internet minyan for Jews
Knight enjoying life in Lubbock
Texas Tech coach not sure what to expect
October 26, 2001
By Gary Bedore Bob Knight spent his 61st birthday with some of his favorite people the media on Thursday.
Firefighters are profile in courage
October 26, 2001
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News How strange to see so many strapping young men sitting in altar-boy silence, all eagerly awaiting induction into a line of work that just killed about one out of every 33 men on the job.
Crocodile likely fed on dinosaurs
October 26, 2001
The crocodile was a silent stalker, as long as a school bus and weighing almost 18,000 pounds. It cruised the primeval rivers of what is now Saharan Africa, looking for unwary dinosaurs to snatch and grab.
Senators end skid with rout of Flyers
October 26, 2001
The Senators aren’t intimidated playing at the First Union Center.
Free State clinches date at state
Firebirds snare 2-1 overtime victory over Washburn Rural
October 26, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High continues to tune into Nick at Nite. With 2:51 left in overtime, Firebird senior midfielder Nick Ens delivered the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Topeka Washburn Rural in a Class 6A regional championship on Thursday night at Rural. Two days earlier in the regional semifinals, Ens also provided the winning goal.
Area briefs
October 26, 2001
Lawrence artist honored by hometown Seem-To-Be’s to present children’s Halloween play Car stop leads police to marijuana, pipes at house 15 Baker students participate in mentoring program
On the record
October 26, 2001
Donations to museum ‘amazing’
Restoring staff salaries to original levels still in question
October 26, 2001
By Mindie Paget The community is responding with donations to news of the financial troubles at Watkins Community Museum of History, but those donations still may not keep the museum’s historian from leaving. “It’s been amazing to me how many people have come forward in support of the museum and our finances since they found out about our situation,” board president Phil Godwin said at the board’s Thursday meeting.
Tuition increases loom, again
October 26, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Facing slumping state revenue and an anti-tax Legislature, Kansas universities are making plans to raise tuition. Kansas University Provost David Shulenburger said Thursday an increase at KU probably will take effect next fall.
White House concedes missteps in anthrax crisis
October 26, 2001
After more than a week of assurances that the anthrax in a letter sent to Capitol Hill was just a “common variety” killer, Bush administration officials conceded Thursday that it was manufactured to infect as many people as possible.
Demise of Twins sounds plausible
With Pohlad as owner, Minnesota logical candidate for baseball contraction
October 26, 2001
Forget a new stadium. Forget a new manager. If there’s anything to the latest rumor, all the Minnesota Twins will need is a tombstone.
Crisis spurs conflicted feelings
October 26, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe It’s more than six weeks since Sept. 11 and I’m still trying to figure out why my skin crawls when I hear the word “evil” sprinkled into the rhetoric of war. Why is it that I recoil when enemies are labeled evildoers? After all, I believe in evil. I don’t think that every criminal or terrorist is just an unevolved adult in need of a hug. I don’t agree that there are no truly evil people anymore than I believe that there are no truly bad dogs. I have met a few pit bulls in my time.
Foreign’ news
October 26, 2001
J-W Editorials The idea that sparse foreign news reports in America led to our current crisis does not hold water. Regularly we hear or read comments from critics of America who tell us that we could have prevented our terrorist problems if we had worked at gaining a better “understanding” of people in foreign lands. That, of course, would have caused us to do things that would prevent people such as Osama bin Laden from hating us and deciding to do us in as a people and nation.
Baldwin event puts city’s housing stock on display
October 26, 2001
By Joy Ludwig People can get a glimpse of life in this growing community during the city’s first open house.
Israel bows to U.S in withdrawal
October 26, 2001
Israel decided today to start withdrawing from West Bank towns if Palestinians observe a cease-fire agreement, an aide to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said. The decision came after strong U.S. criticism of Israel’s incursions into six Palestinian towns.
Republicans eager for vote on airport security legislation
October 26, 2001
House Republicans and administration officials launched a major lobbying and publicity push in favor of their aviation security bill Thursday, hoping to head off the creation of a new federal baggage screening system.
City scores
October 26, 2001
City Results Coed Power Three — Just 4 Fun 3, NTAC 0; Just 4 Fun 3, Floor Burns 0; Peoples Athletes Unusual won by forfeit over Floor Burns; Hitters 2, Full Seet 1.
Colts send KC to fourth straight loss
October 26, 2001
Only players as talented as Edgerrin James and Peyton Manning can afford to show up late for work. Indianapolis’ standout quarterback and All-Pro running back combined for just 34 yards in a miserable first quarter against Kansas City on Thursday night. But they were their old selves the rest of the way, leading the Colts to a 35-28 victory in a game that packed most of its excitement into the final 18 minutes.
ABC suspends Carole Simpson for anthrax remarks
October 26, 2001
ABC News has suspended news correspondent Carole Simpson for two weeks with pay after she spread false information about an anthrax investigation while speaking at a luncheon.
Levy family holds on to hope
Missing intern case no longer in spotlight
October 26, 2001
On the street where Chandra Levy grew up, the yellow ribbons tied to trees, mailboxes and fence posts are starting to look faded and dirty.
Pilots present list for airline security
Training, cockpit reinforcement, background checks top priorities
October 26, 2001
Airline pilots have a list of things they say would make planes and airports safer.
Pentagon postpones missile-defense tests
October 26, 2001
The Pentagon announced Thursday that it has put off three missile-defense tests to avoid accusations that it violated the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, an apparent sign of the importance the Bush administration attaches to its anti-terrorism partnership with Russia.
Anti-terror bill in Bush’s hands
October 26, 2001
On a resounding 98-1 vote, the Senate cleared sweeping legislation Thursday to help federal law enforcement officials track down suspected terrorists. The bill was sent to President Bush, who is expected to sign it into law today, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said.
Suspect admits to kidnapping, murder
Death penalty still an option in 1999 incident involving 10-year-old from Kansas City, Kan.
October 26, 2001
A man pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of murder during a kidnapping in the 1999 disappearance and death of a 10-year-old girl. Keith D. Nelson, 25, had been charged with aggravated kidnapping resulting in death and interstate travel to commit aggravated sexual abuse of a child resulting in death. As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors dropped the latter charge.
Briefly
October 26, 2001
Organizer of Cole attack said to be in Afghanistan Student stabbed to death in art class Fighting in Kashmir claims 12 lives Two sentenced for roles in militant network
People
October 26, 2001
Rehnquist a ‘weather weenie’ Helena Bonham Homewrecker? Bush touts gentle virtues It’s the story that counts
Local briefs
October 26, 2001
Schools: Graffiti at junior high school spurs call to authorities Graffiti found on a wall at Central Junior High School contained threatening language and today’s date. Thursday, Lawrence Police were called to the school at 1400 Mass. to investigate writing discovered by a Central staff member in a boys’ restroom. “There will be consequences for any student found to be involved with making threats,” said Julie Boyle, the district’s communications director. She said classes and activities would continue as planned today. Anyone with concern about school safety may contact Central administrators. ___________ Terrorist attacks: National crisis is topic of community discussion The Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice will sponsor an event to solicit community expression and discussion about the current terrorism crisis. The event, “Lawrence Responds to Terrorism” will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. The event is planned as a vigil with opportunity for expression. People are encouraged to bring signs expressing their views of the situation and how the United States should frame its response. ___________ Regional conference: Fraternal Order of Eagles in Lawrence this weekend Hundreds of Kansas and Missouri members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles are expected this weekend in Lawrence for the organization’s South Central Regional Conference. Claud Aubry, a past president of Mt. Oread Aerie No. 309, said about 500 FOE and FOE auxiliary members will attend events Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Lawrence lodge, 1803 W. Sixth Street. Various Eagle dignitaries will attend, including Tom McGrath, an FOE national grand trustee from Ferrisburg, Vt. ___________ Independence Inc.: Agency plans open house Three individuals and a Lawrence restaurant will be recognized for their work with people with disabilities during an open house at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Independence, Inc., 2001 Haskell Ave. Scheduled to receive awards at the 4:30 p.m. ceremonies are: Brad Linnenkamp, a self-advocacy trainer with the Self-Advocacy Coalition of Kansas Ann Carlin Ozegovic, program specialist with the Lawrence Workforce Center Constance Wolfe, a Lawrence Realtor who helped start Independence, Inc.’s Home Of Your Own program Prairie Fire Restaurant: An American Bistro, 724 Mass. Independence Inc. is an independent living resource center, providing services to people with disabilities in Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties. ___________ 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.
Art show looks good enough to eat
October 26, 2001
The latest art exhibit at Harvard’s Busch-Reisinger Museum is not just a feast for the eyes, it is also a feast for the stomach.
Horoscopes
October 26, 2001
Daily ticker
October 26, 2001
Miami dominates West Virginia, 45-3
October 26, 2001
Miami’s Ken Dorsey has as many career touchdown passes as Steve Walsh and Vinny Testaverde.
Perry-Lecompton hammers Jeff West
October 26, 2001
Perry-Lecompton High, coming off two big district losses, scored in every quarter en route to dominating Jefferson West, 56-0, in district football on Thursday.
Fame beckons KU theater grad
Role in critically acclaimed independent film opening doors for former Jayhawk
October 26, 2001
By Jan Biles Kansas University alumna Laura Kirk is living on the edge of fame. When the young actress walks down the sidewalks in New York City, people recognize her face and try to get her attention. When she goes on auditions, the other actors know they’re competing against the co-writer and star of “Lisa Picard Is Famous,” an independent movie that drew raves from critics at the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly.
Extending its reach
First United Methodist Church plans second campus
October 26, 2001
By Jim Baker First United Methodist Church, established in 1854 and a presence on Vermont Street since 1890, has purchased a 67-acre site west of Lawrence for a second campus. The land, acquired from the Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kan., for $1.7 million about $25,370 per acre will serve as the location for a multiphase development project that will culminate in 2004 in a facility tentatively called Celebration Center.
Religious thinkers say attacks immoral, but debate a ‘just’ response
Muslim, Christian scholars struggle to find common ground on appropriate actions in wake of Sept. 11 terrorist acts
October 26, 2001
Religious scholars who agree on little else have been virtually unanimous in their reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks: They have denounced them. Yet Muslim and Christian thinkers working with centuries of teaching on moral use of force have found less common ground on the appropriate response to terrorism.
Series may be two different worlds
Yankee Stadium, Bank One Ballpark complete opposites
October 26, 2001
Matt Williams made a beeline to Monument Park the first time he stepped into Yankee Stadium.
New era looks a lot like old Cold War
October 26, 2001
By David Shribman Universal Press Syndicate This week, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell pronounced the end of the post-Cold War era. But what is emerging to take its place may be a frightening new period that looks, feels and smells surprisingly like the Cold War itself. Indeed, much of the landscape that is becoming evident in this new dawn appears remarkably like the period between 1946 and 1989.
FSHS volleyball opens state today
October 26, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Following Free State High’s sub-state title ritual of bleaching the hair of assistant coach Matt Windle and manager Brian Garland, the Firebirds’ volleyball team got down to business this week.
Briefly
October 26, 2001
General pleads innocent in Croatian war crimes Russian peacekeeper found dead in Kosovo Soldiers accused in massacre of 130 Navy removes bodies from sunken submarine
Briefcase
October 26, 2001
WTO expects growth to drop to 2 percent City, county to learn about electronic system Gates toasts Big Apple with software release
Briefcase
October 26, 2001
Arkansas Raytheon cuts jobs Western merger brings down utility’s earnings
6Sports Video: Free State’s Nick Ens is 6Sports’ second Scholar Athlete of the Month
October 26, 2001
Serious, smart Nick Ens is scoring for his team.
Iggy Pop: the once and future king of punk
Iggy Pop at the Uptown Theatre, Kansas City 10/25/2001
October 26, 2001
By Michael Newman Iggy Pop is both a force and a freak of nature. A force, who with his band The Stooges’ eponymous 1969 release, single-handedly invented punk rock, as it’s commonly known. He’s a freak based simply on his physical presence and what it’s meant to the pursuit of his art. Coming out of Detroit in 1969, Iggy out Morrison’d Morrison and out Jagger’d Jagger. Thursday night at Kansas City’s Uptown Theatre he demonstrated that he still can.
6Sports Video: Free State soccer beats Washburn Rural in postseason
October 26, 2001
The Firebirds take down the Junior Blues in overtime. This is Free State soccer’s first postseason win in school history.
6Sports Video: Eudora pushes for a district title
October 26, 2001
The Cardinals beat KC’s Bishop Ward Cyclones decisively.
6News Video: Reports from around the world
October 26, 2001
U.S. military attacks are meant to help Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance to take strategic locations. Also, the EPA has begun cleaning the first site of the anthrax attacks in Boca Raton, Fl. Finally, winds at the Great Lakes wreak havoc.
6News Video: District Court Clerk’s myterious white powder not anthrax
October 26, 2001
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announce that a white powder discovered in the Douglas County District Court Clerk’s office is not anthrax.
Eudora wallops Ward
October 26, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Shortly into the fourth quarter Thursday night as Eudora High threatened to score from the four-yard line against Kansas City Ward, EHS football coach Aaron Barnett became infuriated as upset as he’d been all game.
Ottawa blanks Augusta
October 26, 2001
By Doug Pacey Other than the Kansas state flag flying upside down from the flag pole, everything was perfect for No. 1 seed Ottawa during Thursday’s 4-1A regional soccer game.
Lions hope to finish with win
October 26, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Lawrence High’s football team cannot qualify for the playoffs, but the Lions can have a winning season, and that’s important in the big picture. “We looked it up,” LHS coach Dirk Wedd said. “Lawrence High has had only 23 losing seasons in its history, and only five since 1940.”
Harrah’s casino may face fines for allowing underage gambler
October 26, 2001
State regulators have proposed $100,000 in fines against Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino over the presence of an underage gambler and various alleged security lapses.
Dole urges challenging terrorism
October 26, 2001
Bob Dole is confident this generation will rise to the challenge and defeat terrorism.
Conservation group completes Smoky Valley Ranch purchase
October 26, 2001
Conservationists have snatched up one of the largest parcels of short-grass prairie left in the state. Earlier this month, the state chapter of the Nature Conservancy announced that it had raised $6.4 million for various projects, including the purchase of the 16,800-acre Smoky Valley Ranch in Logan County. The deal was the largest acquisition of land in the chapter’s 12-year history.
LHS gymnastics earns berth to state meet
October 26, 2001
Lawrence High placed third in Region A to earn a berth as a team to the Class 6A state gymnastics tournament on Nov. 3 at Shawnee Mission East.
Organization, roads highlight joint meeting
October 26, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A Johnson County government reorganization plan that limits the role of political parties and changes some positions from elected to appointed offices is worth studying in Douglas County, but it isn’t likely to become a high priority anytime soon.
As labor talks hit snag, opera makes do with less
October 26, 2001
With talks with its striking orchestra members at a standstill, the Dallas Opera announced it would begin its season next month with only a piano accompanying its singers.
Settlement could cost Ford billions
October 26, 2001
Ford Motor Co. settled one of the industry’s biggest auto defect cases Thursday, agreeing to pay for repairs on millions of cars and trucks with an ignition-system flaw that can cause the vehicles to stall in traffic.
Miscarriage continues a month of tragedy
October 26, 2001
Sonia Bermudez Morron buried her hope Thursday in a tiny white coffin the size of a box of long-stemmed roses.
Postal Service explores ways to sanitize mail
October 26, 2001
The U.S. Postal Service is testing electronic beams to protect the nation’s mail from anthrax, and companies that make equipment to sterilize food and medical instruments are scrambling to adapt their products for corporate mailrooms.
Foster children tell their tales
Former wards of state relate troubles with system to legislative panel
October 26, 2001
By Dave Ranney Rachel Stark spent almost 16 years in the state’s foster care system before she found out an attorney was representing her in court.
March, rally take aim at stopping domestic violence
October 26, 2001
By Mindie Paget Thousands of names written on white sheets. A line of crimson female silhouettes cut from wood. And yards of T-shirts suspended from clotheslines. These representations of women and children who have suffered through domestic violence greeted community members who attended the Womyn Take Back the Night rally and march Thursday night.
Early diagnosis key to beating disease
October 26, 2001
Medical officials tracking exposure of the inhaled version of the potentially deadly bacteria anthrax said Thursday that the death rate may drop with attention paid to early diagnosis and treatment.
Nation briefs
October 26, 2001
Clinton’s office receives salmonella package ‘Smart cards’ proposed for foreign nationals
Congress considering ways to safeguard food supply
October 26, 2001
After attacks from the air and the mail, officials worry the nation’s food supply could be next. The government considers potential targets to be fruits and vegetables that people eat raw and cattle that could be infected with fast-spreading foot-and-mouth disease.
End of an era
Maupintour leaving Lawrence after 50 years — Tour business moving to Nevada at end of year
October 26, 2001
By Mark Fagan After escorting tourists to the farthest reaches of the world for more than 50 years, a Lawrence-based travel institution is taking off for the Nevada desert. Maupintour LLC will close its Lawrence headquarters Dec. 31, the victim of a struggling travel industry that was virtually decimated by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Financial gurus target terrorists
October 26, 2001
The government is assembling a team of financial sleuths to cut off terrorists from their lifeblood money. Under Operation Green Quest, law enforcement people with financial expertise will investigate how and where terrorists move their money, the Bush administration announced Thursday.
State unveils execution chamber at Lansing prison
October 26, 2001
In what once housed inmate records stands the state’s new facility for carrying out capital punishment. The sun shining through opaque windows let in the only light on what was otherwise cold and sterile room at the Lansing Correctional Facility. More than 40 reporters got their first look at the chamber Thursday.
Anthrax worries widen
Number of confirmed cases in U.S. rises to 13
October 26, 2001
A State Department mail handler lay ill with inhalation anthrax Thursday, and the besieged U.S. Postal Service set up spot checks at facilities nationwide as the bioterror scare widened. “We still don’t know who is responsible,” said Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge.
Economic reports paint recession picture
October 26, 2001
Home sales and orders to factories for big-ticket items plunged in September, and the number of Americans drawing unemployment benefits now stands at an 18-year-high the strongest evidence to date that the country has entered a recession. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that orders to factories for big-ticket durable goods fell for a fourth consecutive month in September, a decline of 8.5 percent that was six times larger than economists expected.
Religion briefs
October 26, 2001
Ninth Street marks pastor’s anniversary Valparaiso group to perform in Topeka Mustard Seed offers Harvest Party Calvary Temple plans fall festival
6-year-old’s disrespect is tactic of defiance
October 26, 2001
I could use some advice about a minor problem we’re having. Tim, my 6-year-old son, loves to use silly names whenever he speaks to my husband and me. This past week it’s been “You big hot dog.” Nearly every time he sees me now he says, “Hi, Hot Dog.” Before that it was “Dummy,” then “Moose” (after he studied “M for Moose” in school).
Baseball briefs
October 26, 2001
Cubs hire Rothschild as pitching coach Three Astros to have surgery Boggs resigns post with Devil Rays Red Sox preparing to request bids
Disclosure raises questions about Home Depot
October 26, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence officials say the frontman for a proposed Home Depot development lied to them about a possible real estate deal that was critical to fitting it within the strictures of Horizon 2020. The truth, officials say, might have changed the project’s final form. There “appears to be a clear and marked difference from what was presented to us, what was presented to the (city) commissioners, and what is reality,” Ron Durflinger said Wednesday. Durflinger, chair of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, voted for the project in September.
Sixers acquire Coleman
Three-team, eight-player deal finalized
October 26, 2001
Derrick Coleman has worn out his welcome everywhere he’s played except Philadelphia.
Scary view
October 26, 2001
Firebird band rocks
October 26, 2001
Accepting differences
October 26, 2001
Minnesota attorney general says state will pursue legal action if Twins are targeted
October 26, 2001
Minnesota attorney general Mike Hatch said Thursday the state almost certainly would legally fight any Major League Baseball plan that involves eliminating or moving the Minnesota Twins.
Humanitarian aid
October 26, 2001
Massive job layoffs bring Koch criticism
October 26, 2001
Job losses were inevitable after the terrorist attacks, but companies making massive cuts have very rigid structures and are internally unresponsive to market shifts, the leader of the nation’s second-largest privately held corporation said Thursday.
Suspect in bus hijacking fires his attorney
October 26, 2001
A Wichita man accused of threatening to hijack a Greyhound bus fired his attorney and then pleaded innocent to three charges in federal court.
Minister wants domestic partner benefits debated
October 26, 2001
A Wichita minister demanded a public debate on domestic partner benefits at the Sedgwick County Commissioners meeting Wednesday.
Creation of lines of bird stem cells called a landmark
October 26, 2001
With the University of Wisconsin-Madison fast becoming a Noah’s ark of stem cell lines, UW researchers working with chickens and quail said Thursday they have created what are essentially the world’s first lines of bird stem cells.
Condit’s wife speaks out in support of husband
October 26, 2001
Rep. Gary Condit’s wife broke her silence for the first time since her husband’s affair with a missing intern became public six months ago, telling a crowd: “I’m behind Gary 100 percent and I hope you will be, too.”
Terror watch lists given to airports
October 26, 2001
The FBI is providing watch lists of suspected terrorists to airlines, and airlines are using wider profiling data to screen passengers, according to federal officials.
Director in charge of Boston airport quits
October 26, 2001
The director of the embattled agency that runs Logan Airport resigned Thursday, six weeks after two jetliners left Boston and were crashed into the World Trade Center.
6News Video: Greek chapter presidents meet with Chancellor Hemenway
October 26, 2001
Represtentatives from fraternities and sororities voice their concerns with KU’s Chancellor.
Few highly confident about safety
October 26, 2001
Only one-third of Americans feel highly confident about airport and in-flight safety measures, and many would pay extra or accept more boarding delays to increase security, according to an AAA survey released Thursday.
Deadly Midwest storms head east
Weather blamed in six deaths; thousands without power
October 26, 2001
Snow-shrouded North Dakota highways were strewn with abandoned cars and trucks Thursday, and tens of thousands of people across the Midwest were left without electricity after a blast of violent weather.
Dozens feared dead in Swiss tunnel fire
October 26, 2001
Fighting temperatures above 1,800 degrees, rescuers beat back a fierce blaze Thursday inside the longest highway tunnel through the Alps. Eleven people were confirmed dead, and officials fear others lay incinerated in the inferno.