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Two arrested in DeSoto murder case
September 7, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 3:59 a.m.) Two men were arrested Thursday in connection with a Tuesday homicide in DeSoto.
Body found in Clinton Park
September 7, 2001
(Updated Friday at 6:26 p.m.) Authorities are responding to a report of a dead body found in Clinton Park, 5th and Alabama Streets, in a park pavillion.
Nation briefs
September 7, 2001
Suspect kills self after chase, standoff Notorious child molester dies while awaiting execution Powerball jackpot rises Abuse allegations recanted
Local briefs
September 7, 2001
Lions’ Short wins tournament Haskell soccer team falls in opener, 13-1 FSHS tennis team wins 4-0 decisions Soccer in San Diego
Free State volleyball
September 7, 2001
Free State High’s volleyball team opened the season by winning three matches Thursday at the at SM North Invitational. The Firebirds stopped SM North 11-15, 15-10, 15-3; SM South 15-4, 15-6 and Leavenworth, 15-11, 16-14.
Area briefs
September 7, 2001
Participants sought for Veterans Day events State Fair features youth livestock show
6Sports: Gymnastics meet lets local athletes stretch out
September 7, 2001
Lawrence High and Free State High’s gymnastics teams faced two other teams in last night’s meet.
6Sports: LHS’s golf team has its lead player
September 7, 2001
Leslie Short is Lawrence High School’s most experienced player and is taking on the leadership role.
6News: SLT meeting brings a surprise
September 7, 2001
SLT opponents and proponents may be surprised by an announcement by KDOT’s chief counsel Mike Rees.
Derailment an accident, suspect’s attorney says
September 7, 2001
A train derailment in southeast Sedgwick County was an accident, the attorney for a man accused of causing the derailment says.
Baby sitter pleads innocent to murder
September 7, 2001
A woman charged with second-degree murder in the death of a child who was among 19 she’s accused of caring for at her home has pleaded innocent. Bond for Phyllis Mullins, 49, of Blue Springs, was set at $50,000 Wednesday during her appearance before Associate Circuit Judge Twyla Rigby. Mullins was released on the bond and the judge ordered that she look after no children other than her own while the case is pending.
KU climbs in national stature
University moves up three spots in annual U.S. News rating
September 7, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University moved up three slots in this year’s U.S. News and World Report rankings of the best universities in the nation. KU was ranked 39th in the ratings released Thursday. It was ranked 42nd last year.
GOP pushes to split Lawrence
Committee leader says KU should leap at chance to stay in 3rd District
September 7, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Republicans in charge of drawing congressional district boundaries for the next 10 years made it clear Thursday they are willing to split Lawrence. And the co-chairman of the Special Committee on Redistricting said he believes Kansas University should leap at the chance to stay in the 3rd Congressional District, while the western portion of Lawrence goes into the 2nd District.
Western wildfire season about to burn out
September 7, 2001
A growing wildfire west of Yosemite National Park forced people from their homes Thursday in nine small California communities and damaged an aqueduct, curtailing water supplies.
Museum meeting clears up few issues
Watkins staff facing pay cuts encouraged, but uncertainty looms
September 7, 2001
By Mindie Paget One of Steve Jansen’s life goals was to retire from Watkins Community Museum of History. “I had found my dream job,” he told the museum’s board Thursday afternoon. “I guess I’m not so sure anymore.”
State trims insurance plan
Employees hit with $300 deductible, increased expenses
September 7, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Lawrence’s largest employer soon will pass more of the costs of health care along to workers. State of Kansas employees, including more than 4,000 at Kansas University, won’t see more in insurance premiums deducted from their paychecks, but as of Jan. 1 they will pay more through increased deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.
Martinez to start tonight for Red Sox
September 7, 2001
On Tuesday, Pedro Martinez denounced Boston Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette, criticizing him for his apparent ignorance of the condition of the pitcher’s shoulder and suggesting he might shut it down for the season.
Molina’s 10th-inning single sinks Royals
September 7, 2001
Benji Molina singled with two outs in the 10th inning to drive in the winning run as the Anaheim Angels beat the Kansas City Royals, 7-6, Thursday night despite blowing a five-run lead.
On the record
September 7, 2001
Farris fuels Aggies
September 7, 2001
Mark Farris passed for a career-high 341 yards and a touchdown and Joe Weber added three short scoring runs to lead Texas A&M over Wyoming, 28-20, on Thursday.
Doonesbury’ creator issues apology for Bush hoax
September 7, 2001
“Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau has apologized sort of for a Sunday strip that cited an Internet hoax that said George W. Bush had the lowest IQ of any president in the last 50 years.
Space junk re-entry creates dazzling morning light show
September 7, 2001
A Russian rocket that had orbited the Earth since 1975 re-entered the atmosphere Thursday, its fiery debris creating a spectacular early-morning light show along much of the East Coast.
Mexico City to hold races next season
September 7, 2001
Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., will join with a Mexico-based entertainment company and the Forsythe Racing team to organize races in Mexico City beginning in 2002.
Sprague claims Kroger
Driver holds on, retakes point lead
September 7, 2001
Jack Sprague dominated until the end and then held on with all he had Thursday night to win the Kroger 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race and retake the points lead.
LHS volleyball drops three
September 7, 2001
If Jo Huntsinger weren’t so prophetic, she might be worried about Lawrence High’s volleyball team.
Powerful Pembroke Hill blanks Lawrence High
September 7, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High tennis coach Dick Wedel isn’t ready to throw up a white flag and beg for mercy.
Lions’ Hoss snares floor exercise title
September 7, 2001
By Andy Samuelson The names kept rolling off the announcer’s tongue Thursday night in Free State’s gym, but there was only one problem they were all Shawnee Mission gymnasts.
Free State volleyball opens 3-0
September 7, 2001
Free State High’s volleyball team opened the season by winning three matches Thursday at the at SM North Invitational.
Mabel Irene Cowart
September 7, 2001
Kathy Bomberger
September 7, 2001
Center offers expanded options to learn English
September 7, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Yuriko Komori came to Kansas University this summer with a clear purpose in mind.
Woods, Gogel leading
Four share top spot in Canadian Open
September 7, 2001
Tiger Woods wasn’t interested in revenge at Royal Montreal Golf Club, only a chance to win another Canadian Open. He took care of both matters Thursday with a 5-under-par 65 that gave him a share of the lead.
NCAA sends letter to ‘Bama
September 7, 2001
Alabama received official word from the NCAA Thursday detailing alleged rules violations in the Crimson Tide football program. University spokeswoman Janet Griffith said officials planned a news conference today to discuss the NCAA review.
Refs reject latest offer
September 7, 2001
The NFL referees’ union rejected the league’s latest contract offer on Thursday, and replacement officials will work at least the opening weekend of the regular season.
Free State ready for road test
Firebirds hope to bounce back from loss
September 7, 2001
By Chuck Woodling When Free State and Shawnee Heights play football, you can throw KSHSAA classifications out the window. It matters not that Free State is in Class 6A and Shawnee Heights in 5A.
Bonds belts No. 60
Giants slugger fifth player to reach milestone
September 7, 2001
Barry Bonds became the fifth player in baseball history to hit 60 home runs in a season, connecting in the second inning of San Francisco’s 9-5 victory over Arizona on Thursday. “That one was nice. My heart was just racing as I rounded the bases,” he said.
Program’s goal is to get youths outside for a day
OK KIDS’ effort is Saturday at state parks across Kansas
September 7, 2001
By Mindie Paget These days, it’s sometimes hard to pull kids away from the television and get them to enjoy the great outdoors. But organizers of Saturday’s statewide Outdoors Kansas for Kids Day, or OK KIDS, are hoping to do just that at least for one day.
Terrorism’ investigation brings allegation of bias
September 7, 2001
Federal agents continued searching the headquarters of an Internet company Thursday as part of an ongoing terrorism investigation, the FBI said. Muslim leaders said authorities acted on scant evidence and anti-Arab stereotypes.
Briefcase
September 7, 2001
Lawrence center awaits minor changes KU benefactor prepares to own theater chain
Bobbi’s Bedroom builds on growth in ‘upscale’ homes
September 7, 2001
Company: Bobbi’s Bedroom, 2429 Iowa, Suite G. Owners: Bob and Julie Buchanan.
Arrest of alumnae rocks Baylor campus
Recent graduates among Christian group charged with crimes by Afghanistan militia
September 7, 2001
Students call it the Baylor Bubble. It’s a half-mocking, half-serious assessment how isolated and protected life is on a campus where it’s normal to pray before lunch at the student union, strike up a conversation with a professor about Bible verse or take a break from studying to attend a religious gathering.
Teen behavior often at mercy of hormones
September 7, 2001
Many of the struggles of the teen years are attributed to hormones. If that explanation is accurate, then what implications does it have for parents of early adolescents? First, understanding this glandular upheaval makes it easier to tolerate and cope with the emotional reverberations that are occurring. For several years, some teens are not entirely rational.
Oskaloosa hopes to keep it going
After last year’s 9-2 record, winning has become contagious for Bears
September 7, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Oskaloosa High hasn’t skipped a beat since last year’s breakthrough football season. The Bears, coming off their first winning season since 1984, hammered Highland, 30-7, in last week’s opener.
State briefs
September 7, 2001
Marijuana possession nets 12-year sentence Interstate crash kills van passenger Warden to leave for new federal post
Manhattan considers changing mascots
September 7, 2001
Manhattan High School principal Teresa Miller wants the school to stop using the Indians as its mascot.
A slap at workers
September 7, 2001
A dear neighbor
September 7, 2001
Bad decision
September 7, 2001
How soon we forget China’s threat
September 7, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The Bush administration wants to give the Chinese government an advance look at plans for testing its proposed missile defense shield. It hopes to persuade Beijing we mean them no harm. To “sweeten the pot,” the administration is also prepared not to object if China wishes to resume underground nuclear testing in order to “modernize” its weapons stockpiles and keep them current. The rationale is that they’re going to modernize anyway, so why not try to earn their trust?
No kid stuff
September 7, 2001
J-W Editorials If the Little League scandal is an example of adult behavior, no wonder children get errant ideas. It has come to light that the age of a highly publicized Little League Baseball star was falsified and that he had been dominating age 12-and-under youngsters because he was 14.
Cookin’ Cajun’ Justin Wilson dies
September 7, 2001
Justin Wilson, the Cajun chef whose down-home humor, gumbo-thick accent and “ga-ron-tee” of authentic bayou cuisine delighted television audiences, has died. He was 87.
British launch search for funniest joke
September 7, 2001
British scientists have embarked on a quest to find the nation’s funniest joke.
School siege turns into noise assault
September 7, 2001
Roman Catholic girls walked to their primary school Thursday morning without facing a barrage of stones from protesting Protestants, who instead blew whistles and air horns on the fourth day of confrontations.
World briefs
September 7, 2001
Bronx Zoo to assist on tiger reserves Dengue fever outbreak sickens nearly 37,000 Crews demolish cult leader statue Death toll at 23 in wildlife park fire
Chinese leader meets former President Carter
September 7, 2001
China’s leader told former President Carter on Thursday that his administration’s greatest achievement was opening diplomatic relations with Beijing, official media reported.
Little League World Series Almonte starts school
September 7, 2001
The 1.1 million children heading back to school this week included overage Little Leaguer Danny Almonte, who is attending an undisclosed New York City public school.
Dow industrials fall to five-month low
September 7, 2001
Glum investors dominated Wall Street on Thursday, pushing the Dow down 190 points and the broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index just off its low for the year. Selling was heavy and declining issues more than doubled advancers on the New York Stock Exchange as the market awaited a mid-quarter business forecast from Intel and digested a revenue warning from Motorola and a mixed batch of retail sales reports.
Whose land?
September 7, 2001
6Sports: Free State’s golf team rebuilds
September 7, 2001
After losing their best player from last year, Free State’s girls’ golf team focuses on basics.
6Sports: KU’s kicker had perfect game
September 7, 2001
Johnny Beck’s every kick went right through the uprights in last weekend’s game.
Japanese office opens at KU
September 7, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Yuriko Komori came to Kansas University this summer with a clear purpose in mind.
Lawrence Tennis
September 7, 2001
Lawrence High tennis coach Dick Wedel isn’t ready to throw up a white flag and beg for mercy. Sure his Lions were defeated soundly Thursday evening by Kansas City, Mo., Pembroke Hill, 9-0, at the Lawrence Tennis Center — pushing their record to 0-3-1.
Ottawa vet day parade participants needed
September 7, 2001
Participants sought for Veterans Day events
FRI Pilot Club to host fall conference
September 7, 2001
Pilot Club schedules fall council meeting
LHS volleyball
September 7, 2001
J-W Staff Report Shawnee — If Jo Huntsinger weren’t so prophetic, she might be worried about Lawrence High’s volleyball team.
OK KIDS day to bring children outdoors
September 7, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com More: www.kansaswildscape.com
KU volleyball tournament
September 7, 2001
These preseason tournaments are more than just tune-ups for the Kansas volleyball team, they are must-win games. Not because the competition is easy — it’s not — but because the Big 12 is just so darn tough the Jayhawks need all the wins they can muster before conference play begins.
Lawrence Gymnastics
September 7, 2001
The names kept rolling off the announcer’s tongue Thursday night in Free State’s gym, but there was only one problem — they were all Shawnee Mission gymnasts. No Lawrence girls were placing in the top six, despite the fact that Free State and Lawrence High were playing host to the quadrangular meet with SM East and SM Northwest.
9-7 Arthur V. Redd Obit
September 7, 2001
Arthur V. Redd Services for Arthur V. Redd, 70, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Masonic honors will be conducted by Lawrence Lodge No. 6 A.F. & A.M., and military honors will be conducted by Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion. Cremation is planned.
MUST-KU road closed today
September 7, 2001
Festivities force KU to close West Campus road
KU moves up in rankings
September 7, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Kansas University moved up three slots in this year’s U.S. News and World Report rankings of the best universities in the nation.
Bohl talks embezzlement, tailgating
September 7, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Al Bohl talked about UCLA, gender equity, tailgating, scholarship dinners and Jayhawk pride to the Lawrence Kiwanis Club Thursday.
Firebirds to seek first win at Shawnee Heights
September 7, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com When Free State and Shawnee Heights play football, you can throw KSHSAA classifications out the window.
s close
September 7, 2001
Dow Industrials —192.43, 9,840.84
Business briefcase for Friday
September 7, 2001
KMART DISTRIBUTION Lawrence center
100 Years
September 7, 2001
On Sept. 7, 1901, the Lawrence World reported on the local reaction to the assassination of President McKinley noting that it “was received with incredulity and horror. It was so unexpected, so far from the public mind that it staggered the people. The time could not have been chosen better to take the people entirely off guard. ” On Every side were expressions of deepest concern. There was no factionalism, no division of sentiment. It was the President of the United States, William McKinley, the man whose strong personality had pervaded every walk of life who had been laid low by the cowardly anarchist. Today the bulletin boards have been scrutinized carefully and every ray of intelligence has been closely watched.”
Sep7-40
September 7, 2001
One of the questions which had been raised in regard to the public swimming pool bond vote here the coming week was whether, if the pool was approved, there would be free swimming and life-saving lessons through the joint efforts of the city recreation commission and the Red Cross. “The answer is yes,” said Marnie Argersinger, co-chair of the Lawrence Pool Committee. Arrangements already had been made in the event voters approved the $200,000 pool bond issue. Meanwhile, Baldwin school district patrons were to be voting on a $115,000 bond issue. The money would go for adding six classrooms to the grade school building. Baldwin had a past year enrollment of 550, including 214 in high school. Both were records and more class space was urgently needed.
Sep7-25
September 7, 2001
Housing construction in Lawrence, on a fast pace since January, had set a record. More permits for single-family houses were issued in the first eight months of 1976 than in any complete year so far in the 1970s. There had been 22 single-family permits issued in August, the same total as for July, as the hot building pace persisted and was expected to run well into October, at least. John E. Taylor, 77, the founder and past president of the North Lawrence Improvement Assn. and a lifelong resident of Lawrence, died. He was a 1921 graduate of Lawrence High School and had a long career as a male nurse.
LHS 2001 stats
September 7, 2001
LHS Statistics TEAM STATISTICS
LHS probable starters
September 7, 2001
LHS Starters OFFENSE
Area football capsules
September 7, 2001
DeSoto (1-0) at Santa Fe Trail (1-0) Kickoff: 7 p.m.
homes
September 7, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Company: Bobbi’s Bedroom, 2429 Iowa, Suite G.
FSHS 2001 stats
September 7, 2001
FSHS Probable Starters OFFENSE
Area game of the week
September 7, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Oskaloosa High hasn’t skipped a beat since last year’s breakthrough football season.
s modern nation celebrates 100th birthday
September 7, 2001
A century ago, William McKinley arrived here by train to visit the Pan-American Exposition. Soon after, Leon Czolgosz paid $4.50 at a Main Street store for a .32 revolver. That afternoon, Czolgosz drilled two bullets into the president’s chest. McKinley lingered for days. Theodore Roosevelt, the vice president, left an island on Lake Champlain to attend to McKinley and, satisfied the president was recovering smartly, decamped on an all-night train for the Adirondacks. But when Roosevelt returned from a camping expedition on Mount Marcy, he was met by a runner bearing an urgent message: Get back to the Niagara Frontier, and fast. By the time he arrived on a special train, McKinley was dead, and he was the president.
A slap at workers
September 7, 2001
To the editor: After reading the George Gurley column on Sunday, I wondered if Mr. Gurley and the Journal-World had any idea of the spirit in which we celebrate Labor Day. Why did they think it an appropriate occasion to point out the common human weakness of sometimes wanting to avoid work? It is no answer that Mr. Gurley admits to sharing that weakness. The article was an inappropriate reflection on the approach of Labor Day, an insult to working people.
Blotter
September 7, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
9-7 Edward T. Salisbury obit
September 7, 2001
Edward T. Salisbury Mass of Christian burial for Edward T. Salisbury, 95, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
City golf results
September 7, 2001
City Results Thursday at Alvamar CC
FSHS starters
September 7, 2001
FSHS OFFENSE
9-8 Ann J. Stanek obit
September 7, 2001
Ann J. Stanek Ulysses, Neb. — Mass of Christian burial for Ann J. Stanek, 93, Ulysses, Neb., will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church, Ulysses. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, Dwight, Neb.
KU welcomes parents for day
September 7, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Some Kansas University students will be reunited with their moms and dads this weekend.
No kid stuff
September 7, 2001
If the Little League scandal is an example of adult behavior, no wonder children get errant ideas. It had come to light that the age of a highly publicized Little League Baseball star was falsified and that he had been dominating age 12-and-under youngsters because he was 14.
Soundoff on campus drinking
September 7, 2001
Wasn’t Adams Alumni Center built off-campus because drinking wasn’t allowed on campus? If so, why is drinking now allowed? State law generally prohibits drinking on university campuses. But a provision allows a university president or chancellor to allow alcohol when it’s used for fund-raising.
s Etienne loves baseball, too
September 7, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Not many football players would list Rickey Henderson as their sports hero.
LHS to meet SM Northwest in home opener
September 7, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Ah, there’s nothing like venerable Haskell Stadium to get the football juices flowing.
Births
September 7, 2001
* John and Tricia Schmidt, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday. * Cindy and David Trowbridge Jr., Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
Redistricting Republicans back split
September 7, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Republicans in charge of drawing congressional district boundaries for the next 10 years made it clear Thursday they are willing to split Lawrence.
Group trafficway meeting produces few results
September 7, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Building the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway just south of 31st Street may not be the most farsighted way to handle future traffic in Lawrence and Douglas County.
Recruits Adams, Buckman in town today
September 7, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com One of the top college football teams on the West Coast will be in town this weekend.
City prepares for NASCAR race
September 7, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com A band will play and a pig will roast at the Lawrence KOA campgrounds.
City boy athlete of week
September 7, 2001
City Jamie Peterson, Lawrence
Flag, banner stolen
September 7, 2001
Campus group reports stolen flag, banner
Area briefs
September 7, 2001
Campus group reports stolen flag, banner Pilot Club schedules fall council meeting Arrest made after reported theft of pit bull puppy KU plans state fair rally
Bush suggests Microsoft penalty instead of breakup
September 7, 2001
In a dramatic shift, the Bush administration on Thursday abandoned the Clinton-era effort to break up Microsoft. It suggested a lesser antitrust penalty that could still force changes to the company’s new Windows operating system. The Justice Department also dropped charges that the software giant illegally hurt competitors by tying or bundling separate features, like a Web browser, to its flagship computer operating system.
Finley pitches Indians to 6-4 win
Victory over Red Sox gives Cleveland seven-game lead in AL Central
September 7, 2001
A healthy and productive Chuck Finley is critical for the Cleveland Indians’ playoff drive.
Green’s homer lifts L.A.
Dodgers tighten races with 9-5 win over Rockies
September 7, 2001
Shawn Green tied the Dodgers’ franchise record with his 43rd home run and Los Angeles tightened the NL races Thursday night with a 9-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
Rising health costs seen nationwide
September 7, 2001
Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance plans rose 11 percent this year the biggest jump since 1992 pushing companies to consider making workers pay more out of their own pockets.
Israel preparing to create military ‘buffer’
September 7, 2001
In an effort to seal itself from Palestinian militants, Israel is preparing to set up a military “buffer zone” in the West Bank that would be off-limits to Palestinians and permit troops to arrest intruders, officials said Thursday.
Arthur V. Redd
September 7, 2001
In TV sports, looks key for women
It’s as if job description for female sideline reporters is ‘only attractive need apply’
September 7, 2001
Raise your hand if you believe Melissa Stark’s looks had nothing to do with ABC hiring her as a sideline reporter when the network revamped its “Monday Night Football” crew before last season. Fool.
Etienne earns starting role
Former baseball standout played large part in Jayhawks’ season-opening victory over SMS
September 7, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Not many football players would list Rickey Henderson as their sports hero. Kansas University linebacker Leo Etienne does.
Human technology becomes leading force in evolution
September 7, 2001
No longer just the product of evolution, humans have become one of the planet’s major forces driving it.
Mexican leader at home in America’s heartland
September 7, 2001
To hear President Bush tell it, he and Mexican President Vicente Fox were just “dos amigos” from Ohio only with funny accents.
Athletes of the Week
September 7, 2001
Florida panel votes to ban shark feeding
September 7, 2001
In the wake of a series of deadly shark attacks on swimmers, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Thursday agreed the state needs to ban the offshore feeding of sharks for the entertainment of divers.
Museum board meeting leaves staff hopeful
September 7, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com One of Steve Jansen’s life goals was to retire from Watkins Community Museum of History.
Friday datebook
September 7, 2001
TODAY 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department immunization clinic, Baldwin First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth St. Fee charged.
for KU
September 7, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Kansas University football coach Terry Allen knows what you’re thinking.
City tennis results
September 7, 2001
City Results WTT 4.0 LEAGUE
9-7 Should the city of Lawrence adopt a living wage?
September 7, 2001
Should the city of Lawrence adopt a living wage?
More work, less weight for Brown
Maryland’s release means expanded playing time for former Jayhawk
September 7, 2001
The Green Bay Packers are expecting huge things from Gilbert Brown, who ate his way out of football last year but won back his starting job after shedding 65 pounds.
NFL briefs
September 7, 2001
Ruling on Pats’ Glynn expected by Tuesday Titans finish contract for All-Pro cornerback Cowboys avoid first TV blackout since 1990 Chargers defensive end has stress fracture
Broncos backs to test Giant defense
September 7, 2001
The hype is that the Denver Broncos are better than the teams that won two Super Bowls with John Elway, that coach Mike Shanahan is a genius smarter than Bill Walsh and Bill Parcells combined.
Nowak services
September 7, 2001
LHS eager for home opener
Lions playing host to Cougars
September 7, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Ah, there’s nothing like venerable Haskell Stadium to get the football juices flowing. Lawrence High (1-0) will play host tonight to Shawnee Mission Northwest (1-0) in the Lions’ home opener. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. The game will be shown on Cable 6 at 10:30 tonight.
Evangelical scholar says ‘Left Behind’ novels misinterpret Bible
September 7, 2001
The huge-selling series of apocalyptic Christian novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins that started with “Left Behind” reaches title No. 10 with the Oct. 30 release of “Desecration.” Tyndale House plans a first printing of 3 million copies, and a $5 million budget to promote the series.
The last words
Clergy use skill to deliver eulogies for unknown
September 7, 2001
By Jim Baker Eulogies are important to David Hallenbeck.
New charges against druggist down the road
Prosecutor says Courtney case focusing now on Gemzar, Taxol
September 7, 2001
The attorney prosecuting Kansas City pharmacist Robert R. Courtney says he won’t pursue new charges for months, or even years. Courtney faces 20 federal felony charges alleging that he tampered, misbranded and adulterated the chemotherapy drugs Gemzar and Taxol. Courtney has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Racism compromise elusive
September 7, 2001
Arab states at a U.N. racism conference rejected a second attempt at compromise Thursday on wording on the Middle East conflict. However, South African officials said they were shuttling between the Arab and European delegates, trying to work out a new compromise.
Tests raise hopes for AIDS vaccine
September 7, 2001
For 600 days and counting, monkeys given an experimental new AIDS vaccine have survived with no signs of illness despite exposure to lethal doses of virus, raising hopes that scientists may be headed at last toward an effective vaccine for people.
Effort to go farther south with SLT nears time crunch, KDOT warns
September 7, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Building the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway just south of 31st Street may not be the most farsighted way to handle future traffic in Lawrence and Douglas County. And to that end, several community members representing different organizations on Thursday contended that the Kansas Department of Transportation should look farther south of the Wakarusa River to complete the trafficway.
Envoy to try to end Sudan civil war
Former Missouri Sen. John Danforth to lead effort in Africa
September 7, 2001
John C. Danforth, a minister and former senator, was appointed by President Bush to look for a way to end the long-running civil war in Sudan, which has grabbed the attention of Christian groups and oil companies in the West. “It’s important to America, important to the world to bring some sanity to the Sudan,” Bush said Thursday during a Rose Garden ceremony. “For nearly two decades, the government of Sudan has waged a brutal and shameful war against its own people.”
Lawrence soccer falls
September 7, 2001
Lawrence High soccer coach Keith Nelson could find little fault with the Lions’ first 56 minutes against Olathe South.
Kennedy Center announces honorees for 2001
September 7, 2001
Julie Andrews, who captivated America in “The Sound of Music,” and tenor Luciano Pavarotti are among the winners of the 2001 honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Awards show an excuse to party
Fatboy Slim wins five MTV awards; Aaliyah remembered during tribute
September 7, 2001
Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” video was the big winner at Thursday’s MTV Video Music Awards, winning six of the nine awards for which it was nominated, but it was the sexy video “Lady Marmalade” that took home the year’s top trophy.
Daily ticker
September 7, 2001
Religion briefs
September 7, 2001
First Christian offers PeaceWays program Concert features Christian rock bands First Presbyterian adds contemporary service Missionaries to speak at Calvary Temple
Spirituality
September 7, 2001
Commission names worst oppressors of religion Imprisoned nuns cope with life behind bars Conservative group reports Presbyterian backing
Modern America born from tragedy
September 7, 2001
By David Shribman Boston Globe A century ago, William McKinley arrived here by train to visit the Pan-American Exposition. Soon after, Leon Czolgosz paid $4.50 at a Main Street store for a .32 revolver. That afternoon, Czolgosz drilled two bullets into the president’s chest.
Who put the kids in charge?
September 7, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I hate to tell you this, but your child is spoiled. Mine aren’t much better.
Politics as usual
September 7, 2001
Nation briefs
September 7, 2001
Bob Hope released from hospital Ex-boyfriend suspected in multiple killing Unconscious student at fraternity house dies Salmon destroyed to stop spread of virus
Health insurance costs to increase
September 7, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Lawrence’s largest employer soon will pass more of the costs of health care along to workers.
Kafelnikov ousts Guga in quarters
Top-seeded Kuerten falls in three sets
September 7, 2001
When it comes to Grand Slam tournaments, Gustavo Kuerten is a one-surface wonder. Once again failing to spin the magic that comes so naturally to him on clay, the U.S. Open’s No. 1 seed bowed out meekly Thursday in a 6-4, 6-0, 6-3 quarterfinal loss to Yevgeny Kafelnikov.
Local briefs
September 7, 2001
Suspect pleads innocent in spouse’s maiming Oskaloosa Ronald Decker told a judge Thursday he did not shoot off his wife’s finger in an incident last February at their rural McLouth home. Decker, 52, pleaded innocent to a charge of aggravated battery during arraignment before Jefferson County District Judge Gary Nafziger. No trial date was assigned, but a pre-trial conference was set for Sept. 18. Decker is accused of firing a pistol in an attempt to shoot a can from his wife’s hand. The bullet severed the ring finger on her left hand. Decker also is charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 4, 1999, shooting death of Lloyd Green. Green’s body was unearthed behind Decker’s house in July by Jefferson County Sheriff’s officers and Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents. The murder trial is set for Oct. 30. Decker remains in the Jefferson County Jail on $500,000 bond. __________ Street closing: Festivities force KU to close West Campus road Preparations for “KU First: Invest in Excellence” kickoff events will close a portion of a road on Kansas University’s West Campus today. Crestline Drive from 15th Street to Irving Hill Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to midnight. The Lied Center, Nichols Hall and other West Campus buildings can be accessed from south and east on 19th Street and Irving Hill Road. Several events are planned this weekend surrounding the official kickoff of KU First, a $500 million fund-raising campaign for KU. Festivities start at 6 p.m. today with a gala event at the Lied Center. A faculty and staff breakfast on the lawn behind Nichols Hall and the KU Endowment Assn. building begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. __________ Tobacco industry: Chemist who inspired movie to speak in Lawrence Chemist Jeffrey Wigand this month will visit Lawrence to clear the air about his involvement in a blockbuster tobacco industry dispute. Wigand, known for corporate whistle-blowing that was the basis for “The Insider,” will be the luncheon speaker Sept. 26 at the Kansas Public Health Assn. conference at Lawrence Holidome. He’ll speak that morning at Central Junior High School about the hazards of tobacco and how tobacco companies seek new customers among the nation’s children. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 49,000 Kansas children will start smoking this year. Wigand was a chemist with Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. when fired from a position that he thought would lead to development of a less harmful cigarette. His revelations about the company’s knowledge of tobacco as addictive and deadly were a factor in a $240 billion settlement agreement between state attorneys general and the tobacco industry. __________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.619 per gallon at Citgo, 2005 W. Ninth St. 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.
Former speaker to lobby for legalized slots
September 7, 2001
Former House Speaker Robin Jennison, who voted against slot machines as a legislator, will now try to persuade his former colleagues to legalize them. He has been hired as a lobbyist by Phillip Ruffin, the owner of Wichita Greyhound Park. In recent years, the state’s racetracks have sought permission to have electronic gambling machines, seeing it as a way to boost revenues.
AD praises tailgating success
September 7, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Al Bohl talked about UCLA, gender equity, tailgating, scholarship dinners and Jayhawk pride to the Lawrence Kiwanis Club Thursday. But one issue the Kansas University athletics director didn’t touch on was the ongoing investigation into possible embezzlement at the KU Athletic Corp.
Big 12: Fighting Irish ready for second chance against Nebraska
September 7, 2001
Last time Notre Dame saw Eric Crouch, the Nebraska quarterback was rolling left and running 7 yards for the game-winning touchdown in overtime.
Multigeneration families crowding into homes
September 7, 2001
Families of three or more generations live under the same roof in nearly 4 million American homes, the Census Bureau says.
LHS soccer
September 7, 2001
J-W Staff Report Olathe — Lawrence High soccer coach Keith Nelson could find little fault with the Lions’ first 56 minutes against Olathe South.
Sunflower League football stats
September 7, 2001
Team Offense
Local briefs for Friday
September 7, 2001
Soccer in San Diego Kansas University’s soccer team will play today and Sunday at the San Diego State Invitational. KU, 1-1, will meet UNLV at 12:30 p.m. today and San Diego State at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
People
September 7, 2001
Kate Moss injured in wreck Spielberg puts family first It’s a girl for Cindy Crawford Anne Heche expecting
Baseball briefs
September 7, 2001
Braves call shortstop, send Abreu to Padres Back stiffness sidelines LA first baseman Karros Expos release Irabu following suspension
KU welcomes parents for day
September 7, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Some Kansas University students will be reunited with their moms and dads this weekend.