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Bush moves to tighten restrictions on foreign student visas
October 29, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 3:49 p.m.) President Bush moved to tighten restrictions on foreign student visas Monday, part of an effort to bar the entry of immigrants who commit or support terrorism.
Rumsfeld: Some al-Qaida leaders killed in U.S. strikes
October 29, 2001
(Updated Monday at 12:25 p.m.) U.S. military strikes in Afghanistan have killed some leaders of the al-Qaida terrorist network but not the most senior ones, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday.
U.S. planes drop 34,000 more food packets over Afghanistan
October 29, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 8:47 a.m.) American cargo jets dropped 34,000 more packets of food over Afghanistan overnight in the U.S. aid effort that has accompanied strikes on military targets, an Air Force spokesman said Monday.
Anthrax spores found in Supreme Court
October 29, 2001
(Updated Monday at 12:34 p.m.) The threat of anthrax sent the Supreme Court justices packing off to an alternative courtroom on Monday and evidence of fresh contamination turned up at the State Department and at least two more government buildings.
Districts seek bond issues
Eudora, Baldwin say enrollment growth is surpassing schools’ capacity
October 29, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Overcrowding in two of Douglas County’s school districts has officials calling for major new construction. Next month, voters will decide whether to approve bond issues for a new high school in Eudora and a new elementary building in Baldwin.
Isles trip Stars in OT
Peca converts winning goal on breakawayv
October 29, 2001
The New York Islanders had already opened the eyes of the league.
People
October 29, 2001
Candid camera Travolta, Jackson together again Safe on Earth Bluegrass blues
Lawrence Stowe
October 29, 2001
U.S. finds courage at home
October 29, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Panic is one available response to the double terrorist assaults on American life, and many members of this country’s political and social elite have availed themselves of it. In contrast, working-class Americans have by and large shown steadiness and endurance in the face of provocation or danger.
Airports look to new technologies to beef up security
October 29, 2001
In the wake of the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, some high-tech firms are likely to keep busy in the coming years as federal authorities call on them to help patch security holes at the nation’s airports. Whether the technology involves sophisticated scanning machines that can see through clothing or biometric devices that can identify suspected terrorists by the patterns in their eye, analysts say these firms should play a key role in helping make the skies safer.
Police chief studies biological threats
October 29, 2001
By Mike Belt Somewhere in the world there are several hundred former Soviet scientists who know how to make the equipment needed to launch a bioterrorist attack. Nobody knows where most of those scientists are, and that’s what scares Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin.
KU students may come under closer scrutiny
October 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Students and administrators involved in international programs at Kansas University and Baker University are keeping a wary eye on congressional proposals that would allow the government a tighter rein on foreign students. But it’s unclear what affect the proposals which range from check-ins with Immigration and Naturalization Service to fingerprinting students will have at the universities.
Supernatural rules box office as Halloween approaches
October 29, 2001
Aliens and ghosts dominated the box office over the weekend as the mental-ward drama “K-Pax,” starring Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey as a possible visitor from space, took in $17.5 million to debut as the No. 1 film.
Pessimism pervades state’s budget forecast
October 29, 2001
Legislators and other state officials have heard plenty of bad news about the Kansas economy and the state budget in recent weeks.
Tech vs. terrorism
Airports look to new technologies to beef up security
October 29, 2001
In the wake of the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, some high-tech firms are likely to keep busy in the coming years as federal authorities call on them to help patch security holes at the nation’s airports. Whether the technology involves sophisticated scanning machines that can see through clothing or biometric devices that can identify suspected terrorists by the patterns in their eye, analysts say these firms should play a key role in helping make the skies safer.
Hacking episodes lead Haskell to increase Internet security
October 29, 2001
By Dave Ranney Sometime in either late July or early August, hackers hit Haskell Indian Nations University’s Web site, www.haskell.edu, knocking it offline. David Fire, an information technology specialist at Haskell, spent weeks rebuilding the site.
Burton blazes in Arizona
Driver successfully defends title at Checker Auto Parts 500
October 29, 2001
Jeff Burton found the elusive sweet spot Sunday.
Lemieux to miss month
October 29, 2001
Mario Lemieux, bothered since training camp by a sore hip, will have surgery Monday that will sideline him for up to a month.
Families gather at site of devastation
October 29, 2001
With the smoldering gray rubble of the World Trade Center a sorrowful backdrop, the families of people killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack gathered Sunday for a memorial service of prayer and song. Thousands of mourners, some holding photographs of their loved ones, rose from their plastic chairs as Police Officer Daniel Rodriguez opened the service with “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Cardinal Edward Egan delivered the invocation, standing at a podium draped in black.
Rumsfeld: Some al-Qaida leaders killed in U.S. strikes
October 29, 2001
(Updated Monday at 12:25 p.m.) U.S. military strikes in Afghanistan have killed some leaders of the al-Qaida terrorist network but not the most senior ones, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday.
Saints shock Rams
New Orleans rallies from big deficit for 34-31 win
October 29, 2001
When the St. Louis Rams scored on a pair of trick plays early in the game, the New Orleans Saints seemed to be in trouble. Apparently, they were merely pacing themselves
Climate treaty nears completion
October 29, 2001
Capping a tortuous four-year effort, negotiators from more than 150 countries are heading to the Moroccan city of Marrakech to put the final touches on an accord aimed at limiting humanity’s influence on the climate.
People
October 29, 2001
Candid camera Travolta, Jackson together again Safe on Earth Bluegrass blues
Liquidators find solid ground
Closedown Web sites buck e-commerce downturn
October 29, 2001
Recession? Not in the bustling back-room buying office at Smartbargains.com. Crowded between racks of sample Gucci handbags, cashmere sweaters and Toshiba digital cameras, the company’s Boston-based buyers work the Internet and phones, eyeing excess inventories from manufacturers, overstocked stores and flailing e-tailers.
Sharp inkjet printers are only a few clicks away
October 29, 2001
Lately I’ve noticed a trend in digital imaging and inkjet printing. Seems as though many photographers, including me, are getting back to basics.
Six steps for recession survival
Defensive investors can look for leaders in basics, health
October 29, 2001
Let’s stop beating about the bush: The recession is here, well and truly. It only awaits a few more numbers for the confirmation. So just how should an investor prepare? Accept lousy CD rates? Take a flier on more aggressive stocks? Sell the mutual funds? Bury the money outdoors?
City lacks tool to monitor property supply
October 29, 2001
By Joel Mathis Mayor Mike Rundle suspects the city has too much commercial property. But he would like to know for sure. Horizon 2020, the city-county long-range planning guide, calls for development of a tool to monitor the commercial space supply. Rundle says it would help commissioners better decide whether new developments like the big-box proposals approved in recent weeks help or hurt the city.
Police chief studies biological threats
October 29, 2001
By Mike Belt Somewhere in the world there are several hundred former Soviet scientists who know how to make the equipment needed to launch a bioterrorist attack. Nobody knows where most of those scientists are, and that’s what scares Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin.
Grbac sidelined by rib injury
October 29, 2001
The Baltimore Ravens put injured quarterback Elvis Grbac on the inactive list for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Closedown Web sites buck e-commerce downturn
October 29, 2001
Recession? Not in the bustling back-room buying office at Smartbargains.com. Crowded between racks of sample Gucci handbags, cashmere sweaters and Toshiba digital cameras, the company’s Boston-based buyers work the Internet and phones, eyeing excess inventories from manufacturers, overstocked stores and flailing e-tailers.
Practices challenging for Jayhawks
October 29, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s first 14 basketball practices have challenged not only the Jayhawk players, but the coaching staff as well. “We have done a lot of teaching,” 14th-year Kansas coach Roy Williams said. “We have four starters and Jeff Carey, the only five in the program who have significant minutes and significant experience.
New guidelines for bioterrorism to take effect
October 29, 2001
Years before anthrax in the mail became a national phobia, a man told his sister he was developing a bacteria to send in envelopes filled with razor blades. Other relatives said he had talked about killing family and friends.
Gunmen kill 16 at Pakistan church
October 29, 2001
Gunmen with “bags of guns and bullets” stormed into a Christian church in Pakistan during Sunday services and sprayed the congregation with gunfire, killing the minister and 15 others, police and survivors said.
Call to sacrifice
October 29, 2001
J-W Editorials Franklin Roosevelt’s message of 1942 is as appropriate now as it was then. Many American souls were being tried after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor late in 1941and many were inclined to feel hopeless and unable to assist a nation in crisis. Whatever one’s political leanings or proclivities, the fact is that President Franklin Roosevelt time and again rose verbally to the occasion and set the tone for what had to be done. He was our Winston Churchill.
worry truckers
October 29, 2001
Waitress Gail Sanders keeps photos of suspected terrorists beneath the counter and scrutinizes every customer who enters her busy south Georgia truck stop. “We look for these folks,” said Sanders, pulling out her printout of the FBI’s 22 most-wanted terrorists. “You keep your eyes open and listen.”
Bush moves to tighten restrictions on foreign student visas
October 29, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 3:49 p.m.) President Bush moved to tighten restrictions on foreign student visas Monday, part of an effort to bar the entry of immigrants who commit or support terrorism.
Bert Sapp
October 29, 2001
Services for Bert L. Sapp, 73, Oklahoma City and formerly of Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith and Kernke Chapel. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Blackwell City Cemetery. Mr. Sapp died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in Oklahoma City.
Sharp inkjet printers are only a few clicks away
October 29, 2001
Lately I’ve noticed a trend in digital imaging and inkjet printing. Seems as though many photographers, including me, are getting back to basics.
Anthrax discovered at facility that handles mail for Justice Department
October 29, 2001
The Centers for Disease Control and prevention confirmed Sunday that a female New Jersey postal worker has inhalation anthrax, and the Justice Department said the microbe has been discovered at an offsite facility that processes its mail. CDC spokesman Tom Skinner stressed that the incident in New Jersey, involving the most serious form of the disease, was not a new case but rather one that had been listed as suspected. Lab tests confirmed the diagnosis, he said. Three people have died from inhaled anthrax.
KU law grads face off in supreme challenge
October 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Justice is blind, but she might become a Jayhawk fan. Four graduates of the Kansas University School of Law will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court in two separate cases during the next month.
Big-rig ‘weapons’ worry truckers
October 29, 2001
Waitress Gail Sanders keeps photos of suspected terrorists beneath the counter and scrutinizes every customer who enters her busy south Georgia truck stop. “We look for these folks,” said Sanders, pulling out her printout of the FBI’s 22 most-wanted terrorists. “You keep your eyes open and listen.”
KC postal employees urged to take anthrax tests
October 29, 2001
Workers at two stamp distribution centers in Kansas City have been advised to take antibiotics as a precaution against anthrax, and about 50 workers have opted to have nasal swabs to test for the disease. The postal distribution centers received mail and stamps from the Brentwood postal facility in Washington, which distributed anthrax-contaminated mail.
Call to sacrifice
October 29, 2001
J-W Editorials Franklin Roosevelt’s message of 1942 is as appropriate now as it was then. Many American souls were being tried after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor late in 1941and many were inclined to feel hopeless and unable to assist a nation in crisis. Whatever one’s political leanings or proclivities, the fact is that President Franklin Roosevelt time and again rose verbally to the occasion and set the tone for what had to be done. He was our Winston Churchill.
U.S. finds courage at home
October 29, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Panic is one available response to the double terrorist assaults on American life, and many members of this country’s political and social elite have availed themselves of it. In contrast, working-class Americans have by and large shown steadiness and endurance in the face of provocation or danger.
Horoscopes
October 29, 2001
On the record
October 29, 2001
Freshmen lead Kansas past Baylor
October 29, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Kansas University’s freshman soccer players either don’t care about the history of their program or they just can’t wait to rewrite it. The young Jayhawks continued to play like seasoned veterans, accounting for all the scoring in KU’s 3-0 victory over Baylor on Sunday at SuperTarget Field.
Long, hard weekend for Jayhawks
October 29, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Just when it seemed things can’t get any worse for Kansas University’s football team, the Jayhawks endured a weekend like this one. After learning on Friday that senior receiver Harrison Hill’s recovery wasn’t going well, and then suffering a 40-6 defeat at Kansas State on Saturday, KU received word on Sunday that junior quarterback Jonas Weatherbie’s father, Charlie, had been fired as Navy’s coach.
Seeing into the future with new eyeglasses
October 29, 2001
“This one or this one?” The optometrist continued to click through a series of lenses as I peered through the holes in the device in his office.
Bert Sapp
October 29, 2001
Winning at war
October 29, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate At the conclusion of the Gulf War in 1991, we wrote the following, which seems pertinent today.
U.S. planes drop 34,000 more food packets over Afghanistan
October 29, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 8:47 a.m.) American cargo jets dropped 34,000 more packets of food over Afghanistan overnight in the U.S. aid effort that has accompanied strikes on military targets, an Air Force spokesman said Monday.
Jayhawk golfers finish fifth
October 29, 2001
Kansas University’s Tyler Hall tied for second overall at the Nelson-Stanford Invitational which concluded Sunday.
Misdirected air strikes kill more Afghan civilians
October 29, 2001
American airstrikes meant to punish the Taliban spilled over Sunday into residential neighborhoods of the Afghan capital, killing 13 civilians, witnesses said. It was the second time in as many days that missiles have accidentally hit homes and killed residents. Later Sunday, U.S. jets were back over the skies of the beleaguered Afghan capital, and strong explosions could be heard in the direction of the main road from Kabul to the opposition-controlled Bagram air base.
Find screams on your screen
October 29, 2001
Halloween is on the way. And on the Web. Here are some sites for frights.
Bears top KU in five games
October 29, 2001
Different location, same results.
s new
October 29, 2001
Apple takes the bite out of downloading MP3s Gateway offers clinics on Internet safety Call, surf and send e-mail from one palm-size device
Senators say ground troops should play bigger role
October 29, 2001
Sen. John McCain said Sunday that America must unleash “all the might of United States military power,” including large numbers of ground troops, to prevail in Afghanistan. Bush administration officials said the Taliban is being weakened, but warned Americans must be prepared for a drawn-out conflict.
s members see terror attacks as profit opportunity
October 29, 2001
A trade group for members of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market aroused criticism Monday for describing last month’s terrorist attacks as a “historic opportunity” to make money.
Anthrax spores found in Supreme Court
October 29, 2001
(Updated Monday at 12:34 p.m.) The threat of anthrax sent the Supreme Court justices packing off to an alternative courtroom on Monday and evidence of fresh contamination turned up at the State Department and at least two more government buildings.
KC postal employees urged to take anthrax tests
October 29, 2001
Workers at two stamp distribution centers in Kansas City have been advised to take antibiotics as a precaution against anthrax, and about 50 workers have opted to have nasal swabs to test for the disease. The postal distribution centers received mail and stamps from the Brentwood postal facility in Washington, which distributed anthrax-contaminated mail.
Supernatural rules box office as Halloween approaches
October 29, 2001
Aliens and ghosts dominated the box office over the weekend as the mental-ward drama “K-Pax,” starring Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey as a possible visitor from space, took in $17.5 million to debut as the No. 1 film.
s musical evolution
October 29, 2001
As a folk music-loving youngster in suburban New York in the 1960s, Jim Brown caught the ear of a town newcomer while playing a picnic gig with a jug band.
Lawrence Stowe
October 29, 2001
Services for Lawrence A. Stowe, 89, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Stowe died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Families gather at site of devastation
October 29, 2001
With the smoldering gray rubble of the World Trade Center a sorrowful backdrop, the families of people killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack gathered Sunday for a memorial service of prayer and song. Thousands of mourners, some holding photographs of their loved ones, rose from their plastic chairs as Police Officer Daniel Rodriguez opened the service with “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Cardinal Edward Egan delivered the invocation, standing at a podium draped in black.
Music’s history noted
American Roots Music’ traces country’s musical evolution
October 29, 2001
As a folk music-loving youngster in suburban New York in the 1960s, Jim Brown caught the ear of a town newcomer while playing a picnic gig with a jug band.
New guidelines for bioterrorism to take effect
October 29, 2001
Years before anthrax in the mail became a national phobia, a man told his sister he was developing a bacteria to send in envelopes filled with razor blades. Other relatives said he had talked about killing family and friends.
Gunmen kill 16 at Pakistan church
October 29, 2001
Gunmen with “bags of guns and bullets” stormed into a Christian church in Pakistan during Sunday services and sprayed the congregation with gunfire, killing the minister and 15 others, police and survivors said.
Study finds age trends for domestic violence
October 29, 2001
Women in their high-school years to their mid-20s are nearly three times as vulnerable to attack by a husband, boyfriend or former partner as those in other age groups, a Bureau of Justice Statistics study shows.
Brazilian de Ferran clinches CART crown
Da Matta snares first place in Honda Indy competition, but overall points championship goes to Penske driver
October 29, 2001
Gil de Ferran thought his career would take an upward turn when he signed on before last season to drive for Roger Penske.
High school teammates meet in Series
Gonzalez, Martinez proud to add to strong tradition of Florida baseball
October 29, 2001
Tino Martinez and Luis Gonzalez didn’t have to look far for their motivation to be major leaguers.
Misdirected air strikes kill more Afghan civilians
October 29, 2001
American airstrikes meant to punish the Taliban spilled over Sunday into residential neighborhoods of the Afghan capital, killing 13 civilians, witnesses said. It was the second time in as many days that missiles have accidentally hit homes and killed residents. Later Sunday, U.S. jets were back over the skies of the beleaguered Afghan capital, and strong explosions could be heard in the direction of the main road from Kabul to the opposition-controlled Bagram air base.
Think ahead
October 29, 2001
Joint Chiefs chairman reconnects with KSU
October 29, 2001
Gen. Richard Myers, the Kansas State graduate now serving as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, paid a weekend visit to his alma mater. Myers had been in western Missouri on Friday for a stop at Whiteman Air Force Base, home of the B-2 stealth bombers being used in the U.S. and allied assault against the Taliban leadership in Afganistan.
New inhalation anthrax case confirmed
Anthrax discovered at facility that handles mail for Justice Department
October 29, 2001
The Centers for Disease Control and prevention confirmed Sunday that a female New Jersey postal worker has inhalation anthrax, and the Justice Department said the microbe has been discovered at an offsite facility that processes its mail. CDC spokesman Tom Skinner stressed that the incident in New Jersey, involving the most serious form of the disease, was not a new case but rather one that had been listed as suspected. Lab tests confirmed the diagnosis, he said. Three people have died from inhaled anthrax.
Steps toward peace or wishful thinking?
October 29, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Recently the bodies of 10 men hanged by the British 80 years ago were disinterred in Dublin’s Mountjoy prison and their coffins carried in a cortege that paused at the post office where the 1916 Easter Rising began. They were reburied with military honors after a Mass celebrated by a cardinal and attended by Prime Minister Bertie Ahern. The men had been executed for conducting guerrilla warfare against the British army in 1920-1921. Ahern delicately, and defensibly, stressed the difference between their “legitimate” violence and that of “other times.”
How to make ends meet when two incomes become one
October 29, 2001
How does a family live on one paycheck when two don’t seem to stretch far enough, especially during these tough economic times? I found myself asking that question while contemplating a Census Bureau report noting that a growing number of women are leaving the work force to stay home to care for their infants. The Census Bureau, which has been tracking working mothers every year since 1976, said the number had peaked in 1998 at 59 percent. In 2000, the number registered its first significant drop to 55 percent.
Senators say ground troops should play bigger role
October 29, 2001
Sen. John McCain said Sunday that America must unleash “all the might of United States military power,” including large numbers of ground troops, to prevail in Afghanistan. Bush administration officials said the Taliban is being weakened, but warned Americans must be prepared for a drawn-out conflict.
KU students may come under closer scrutiny
October 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Students and administrators involved in international programs at Kansas University and Baker University are keeping a wary eye on congressional proposals that would allow the government a tighter rein on foreign students. But it’s unclear what affect the proposals which range from check-ins with Immigration and Naturalization Service to fingerprinting students will have at the universities.
Cynics find themselves out of step
October 29, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald The scene is a Smokey Robinson concert in Washington. The show almost over, he returns to the stage for an encore. But instead of singing “I’ll Try Something New” or “Shop Around,” the bard of Motown launches into “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Members of his band wave tiny American flags. It’s too much for a woman in the back of the hall. She walks out grumbling. “At least,” she grouses, “he didn’t sing that damn ‘God Bless America.”’
James Nicolay
October 29, 2001
Scott F. Koons
October 29, 2001
Kansas crime data lags behind nation
October 29, 2001
At the Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Data Information Center, four data entry operators tediously key in more than 100,000 incident reports and 50,000 arrest reports about 65 percent of them coming in on paper. “We are truly understaffed … that is why we are pushing so hard for electronic submission,” said Mary Ann Howerton, manager of the KBI’s Crime Data Information Center in Topeka.
Philippines bomb blast kills six
October 29, 2001
A powerful bomb tore through a food court Sunday, killing at least six people and injuring 53 others while U.S. military officers were in town to discuss helping the government fight Muslim rebels.
What’s new
October 29, 2001
Apple takes the bite out of downloading MP3s Gateway offers clinics on Internet safety Call, surf and send e-mail from one palm-size device
Big Unit’ delivers
October 29, 2001
Randy Johnson shut down the New York Yankees with pitching that was close to perfect, and moved his Arizona Diamondbacks a game closer to their first World Series championship. Johnson picked up where Curt Schilling left off, overpowering the Yankees with a three-hitter for a 4-0 win Sunday night that gave Arizona a two games-to-none lead.
Find screams on your screen
October 29, 2001
Halloween is on the way. And on the Web. Here are some sites for frights.
On the money: Web sites help uncover the best CD rates
October 29, 2001
The search for CDs with strong yield rates becomes more challenging when interest rates are on the way down. To help uncover the best CD rates, a number of sites on the World Wide Web keep track of rates offered at different financial institutions. Interested in doing a bit of CD rate research? You might want to check out one of the following sites.
Briefcase
October 29, 2001
Continuing Education offers economic course Business center offers entrepreneur seminars Economic leader to discuss global trade
Israel starts pullback from West Bank towns
October 29, 2001
Israeli forces on Sunday pulled out of two West Bank towns, despite a drive-by shooting attack by Palestinian militants at a bus stop in the northern Israeli town of Hadera that killed four people.
Retired teacher sets record for world’s longest scarf
October 29, 2001
When Ray Ettinger began knitting a 7-inch wide royal blue scarf in 1995, he knew it was going to be a long one. But he never envisioned it being 3,523 feet long. “I wanted to do something unique that no one else had done,” said Ettinger, who has been knitting since he was 10.
State briefs
October 29, 2001
Bodies of missing boaters recovered from reservoir Brush fire extinguished
Bucs’ Johnson bruises knee
October 29, 2001
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost Keyshawn Johnson to a bruised knee in the first half of their game Sunday and still won easily.
Local briefs
October 29, 2001
Fatality: Missouri resident killed in one-vehicle accident A one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 24 killed one man. Joseph M. Carleton, 25, of Gladstone, Mo., was westbound on Highway 24 when he failed to make a curve in the road, lost control of his 2001 Ford sedan, went into a corn field and rolled an unknown amount of times, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported. The accident occurred at 2:58 p.m. in Jefferson County, about 1 mile north of the Douglas County line. Carleton was wearing a seat belt. He was transported to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka, where he was pronounced dead. __________ Charity: Lions trick-or-treat for glasses donations The Lawrence River City Lions are collecting used eyeglasses as part of Lions Clubs International’s “Sight Night.” Groups wishing to assist the Lions club by trick-or-treating for used eyeglasses are asked to call 550-6060 to pick up collection bags and register as “Sight Night Ghouls.” Eyeglasses collected on “Sight Night,” which is Halloween, will be cleaned, repaired, classified by prescription and hand-delivered to people in developing countries by Lions Clubs and affiliated organizations. Collection boxes are also available at Lawrence Public Library, Wal-Mart and Kansas Audio-Reader Network. For more information on Sight Night, Lions Club or eyeglass collection, call Lori Miller at 864-4625.
Winless Navy fires coach after seven games
October 29, 2001
College coaching changes usually take effect at the end of the season, but the new athletics director at Navy couldn’t wait. Chet Gladchuck, who took over at Navy after stints at Houston and Boston College, fired coach Charlie Weatherbie on Sunday, a day after the Midshipmen (0-7) lost to Toledo (6-1), 21-20.
Firebirds not content with berth
Free State, SM South
October 29, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High boys soccer coach Jason Pendleton isn’t about to buy into the “just happy to be there” adage so often attached to first-time state appearances. The Firebirds (12-5-1) will meet Shawnee Mission South (15-3) at 7 tonight at Shawnee Mission Complex in the Class 6A state quarterfinals. The complex is located at 95th and Nieman in Overland Park.
Miami retains top ranking
October 29, 2001
Beating Oklahoma was not enough to lift Nebraska over No. 1 Miami in the AP media poll.
Duval falls in Buick playoff
Par on first extra hole propels late-charging DiMarco
October 29, 2001
Chris DiMarco made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole Sunday to tie David Duval, then won the Buick Challenge on the first playoff hole when Duval missed an 8-footer for par.
Now is time for Huskers to celebrate
But Oklahoma may gain chance at redemption in conference championship game
October 29, 2001
Nebraska’s victory over Oklahoma keeps the Cornhuskers’ national championship hopes alive, but doesn’t necessarily wipe out Oklahoma’s chances of repeating. If both win their remaining regular-season games, then Nebraska and Oklahoma will meet again on Dec. 1 in the Big 12 championship game at Texas Stadium. In that case, the Huskers would have to win again in order to play for the biggest prize.
Titans visit Steelers
Three Rivers advantage gone
October 29, 2001
A familiar sight will be missing when the Pittsburgh Steelers play their first Monday night home game in two years. The only question is whether the Steelers or the Tennessee Titans will miss it more.
Lloyd’s members see terror attacks as profit opportunity
October 29, 2001
A trade group for members of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market aroused criticism Monday for describing last month’s terrorist attacks as a “historic opportunity” to make money.
Ford replacing CEO, source says
October 29, 2001
William Clay Ford Jr. will replace Jacques Nasser as chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co., a company official told The Associated Press.
Briefly
October 29, 2001
Homeland security briefings to be given 3 times a week Border restrictions eased More food rations dropped USS Cole suspect in custody
James Nicolay
October 29, 2001
Services for James Nicolay, 84, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Feltner Chapel in Lyndon. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in Scranton. Mr. Nicolay died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001 at the Baldwin City Care Center.
Nation briefs
October 29, 2001
United Airlines CEO resigns amid turmoil Mars Odyssey delays photo shoot schedule Southern cities question FBI crime rankings
Scott F. Koons
October 29, 2001
Services for Scott F. Koons, 39, Baldwin, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Inurnment will be later at Oak Hill Cemetery. Military services will be conducted at the mortuary by Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion. Mr. Koons died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at his home.
Briefly
October 29, 2001
Homeland security briefings to be given 3 times a week Border restrictions eased More food rations dropped USS Cole suspect in custody
Seeing into the future with new eyeglasses
October 29, 2001
“This one or this one?” The optometrist continued to click through a series of lenses as I peered through the holes in the device in his office.
Winning at war; losing at peace
October 29, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate At the conclusion of the Gulf War in 1991, we wrote the following, which seems pertinent today.