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Bush condemns attack in speech to nation
September 11, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 5:14 p.m.) A grim-faced President Bush condemened ghastly attacks in Washington and New York on Tuesday and vowed to “find those responsible and bring them to justice.”
Explosions shake Afghanistan capital
September 11, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 5:14 p.m.) Explosions could be heard early Wednesday north of the capital, in the vicinity of the airport. Large plumes of smoke were seen. The explosions began around 2:30 a.m. and came in rapid succession, seconds apart, making buildings shudder.
Tonganoxie: Locals are stunned by attacks
September 11, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 4:03 p.m.) By Lisa Scheller At Tonganoxie High School Tuesday morning, stunned silence accompanied news reports of terrorist attacks. In the school library, John Bretthauer, a junior, watched television with classmates.
Tonganoxie Mirror: Access to Fort Leavenworth restricted
September 11, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.) By Caroline Trowbridge As a stunned nation watched Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., federal government sites in Leavenworth County increased security.
Gasoline prices spike as Kansans fear shortage
September 11, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 4:02 p.m.) Fear of shortages in the nation’s gasoline supply caused a spike in fuel prices Tuesday and sent Kansans scurrying to filling stations.
Video: Residents react to terrorist attack
September 11, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 4:04 p.m.)
EXTRA - U.S. under attack
This is our second Pearl Harbor’
September 11, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 5:14 p.m.) In a staggering series of apparent terrorist attacks, two hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York today, collapsing both 110-story buildings, and a third aircraft plowed into the Pentagon across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
United Airlines says two planes crashed, one near Pittsburgh
September 11, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 5:16 p.m.) Two United Airlines jetliners crashed Tuesday morning, one near Pittsburgh and the second at a location the airline did not immediately disclose. A total of 110 people were aboard the two planes, the airline said.
Journal-World to publish Extra! edition on terrorist attack
September 11, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:03 p.m.) The Journal-World will publish a special extra edition Tuesday afternoon with stories about Tuesday morning’s terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Lawrence schools to remain in session
September 11, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 5:15 p.m.) By Jan Biles Lawrence public schools will remain in session today, but all afterschool and nighttime activities have been canceled in response to the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., Julie Boyle, communications director for the district, said.
New Yorkers unsettled by disaster
September 11, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 5:15 p.m.) Two New Yorkers whose parents live in Lawrence talked about being stunned Tuesday morning by the disaster that hit the World Trade Center, a few miles from their home.
Stock trading stopped after World Trade Center disaster
September 11, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 5:15 p.m.) Wall Street shut down Tuesday after two separate planes crashed into the World Trade Center.
State government reacts to terrorist attacks
September 11, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 5:15 p.m.) Planes were diverted to Kansas airports and security tightened at government buildings Tuesday following the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Plane crashes into Pentagon
Troops deployed in response to apparent terrorist attack
September 11, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 5:15 p.m.) The Pentagon took a direct, devastating hit from an aircraft and the enduring symbols of American power were evacuated Tuesday as an apparent terrorist attack quickly spread fear and chaos in the nation’s capital.
Planes crash into World Trade Center
September 11, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 5:14 p.m.)Mounting an audacious attack against the United States, terrorists crashed two hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and brought down the twin 110-story towers Tuesday morning. A jetliner also slammed into the Pentagon as the seat of government itself came under attack.
September 11, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com The three dozen people who participated in a Monday forum on social capital may already be ahead of the game.
LHS football player of week
September 11, 2001
Rob Scott, Lawrence High Class: Senior.
9-11 Martin C. Erazmus
September 11, 2001
Erazmus services Mass of Christian Burial for Martin C. Erazmus, 39, Portland, Ore., will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
9-11 As the King of Pop tries to make a comeback, will you…?
September 11, 2001
As the King of Pop tries to make a comeback, will you give Michael Jackson a chance? Jacque Kreider,
FSHS football player of week
September 11, 2001
Walker Douglas, Free State Class: Senior.
Tuesday datebook
September 11, 2001
TODAY 8:35 a.m.: Jefferson County Youth Against Drugs and Alcohol (YADA) speaker Don Young, Jefferson West High School, 427 Condray, Meriden, (785) 863-2447.
Deadline set for sale of district building
September 11, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Unity Church of Lawrence was given three weeks Monday to submit a final $905,000 contract to buy the district’s old headquarters.
NATO general speaks at KU
September 11, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com The man who commanded air operations during the 1999 NATO campaign in Kosovo addressed a group of students and community members Monday night as if they were the future politicians, diplomats and leaders of their countries.
County commission briefs
September 11, 2001
Propane debate tabled County commissioners told their top building inspector and a local propane distributor to meet again in an effort to resolve a debate over the use of propane furnaces and water heaters in rural homes.
Kansas, Colorado game time
September 11, 2001
COLLEGE FOOTBALL KU-CU kickoff slated
NCAA grad rates insert
September 11, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas University’s student-athletes graduated at a higher rate than the national average according to the latest numbers published by the NCAA.
Hed here and here
September 11, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Kansas City, Kan. — University officials broke ground Monday on the $10.5 million Hoglund Brain Imaging Center on the Kansas University Medical Center campus.
Cycling teams to battle for MS
September 11, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Bill Kennedy says his Manhattan bicycle team will raise more money than any two Lawrence teams combined in this weekend’s Multiple Sclerosis 150 Bike Tour.
Tuesday Best Bets
September 11, 2001
ARTHUR DODGE plays an acoustic show at 9 p.m. today at Davey’s Uptown, 3402 Main, Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
s close
September 11, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.55; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.84; soybeans, $4.57. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.58; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.84; soybeans, $4.57. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.58; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.84; soybeans, $4.57. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.88; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.57. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.89; soybeans, $4.57.
TUES Tony Bennett review
September 11, 2001
Tony Bennett brings his heart to Kansas City
Lawrence board briefs on coin flip, spending cap, boundary
September 11, 2001
Coin toss breaks tie on $16,632 contract
Blotter
September 11, 2001
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Igoudala to visit KU
September 11, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas will have a high school basketball prospect in town for the KU-Missouri Border War football game on Oct. 20.
9-12 Ross services
September 11, 2001
Ross services Perry — Services for Jean B. Ross, 84, Perry, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Perry United Methodist Church. Cremation will follow the services.
9-12 Clayton Arment
September 11, 2001
Clayton Arment Enid, Okla. — Services for Clayton Arment, 78, Enid, Okla., formerly of Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Ladusau-Evans Chapel. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Carl Junction Cemetery, Carl Junction, Mo.
KU volleyball schedule (NO kill)
September 11, 2001
Kansas University Middle Tennessee State in Charlotte, W 3-0 (1-0)
Religious Response
September 11, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com As soon as news of the World Trade Center disaster in New York City reached Lawrence, the religious community here began to respond to the tragedy.
Timeline USE THIS ONE
September 11, 2001
All times central, approximate 7:50 a.m.: A Boeing 767 that had been hijacked from Boston earlier this morning, hit Tower 1 of the World Trade Center in New York. The names and number of passengers on the plane headed to Los Angeles were not available.
then market rally
September 11, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com A national disaster that destroyed both towers of the World Trade Center in New York, crashed into the Pentagon in Washington and shook the country’s consciousness cannot shake the foundation of the U.S. financial markets, a Lawrence broker said.
Local officials watching, waiting
September 11, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Douglas County officials were watching this morning’s events in Washington and New York but were taking few actions to raise security at public buildings in the community.
Travel planners await word
September 11, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com With all U.S. air travel grounded today in the wake of plane crashes into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Lawrence travel agents are advising their customers to sit tight, wait by the phone and keep in touch with your travel professional.
School remain in session
September 11, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Lawrence public schools will remain in session today, but all afterschool and nighttime activities have been canceled in response to the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., Julie Boyle, communications director for the district, said.
Law enforcement, ct. reaction
September 11, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Douglas County Sheriff’s officers today kept a closer watch on the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, but despite the bombings in New York and Washington operations here were near normal, officials said.
(breakout box) What travelers can expect
September 11, 2001
What travelers can expect What travelers can expect during the days ahead, according Walt Houck, president of Travellers Inc. in Lawrence:
Red Cross Response/Lawrence
September 11, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com Twenty minutes after news hit the airwaves of the terroristic violence at the World Trade Center in New York City, calls began to pour into the Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross in Lawrence.
Big 12 postpones volleyball matches
September 11, 2001
Big 12 calls off volleyball Dallas — The Big 12 Conference is making contingency plans for several scheduled soccer, volleyball and other campus athletics events in light of national events Tuesday.
9/9EKHCS director to address Lawrence NAACP
September 11, 2001
VA director to address Lawrence NAACP The new director and CEO of Veterans Affairs Eastern Kansas Health Care Systems will address members of the Lawrence NAACP at its September meeting.
Get involved
September 11, 2001
The community’s voice on growth issues will be heard Monday at a town meeting, and you’re invited. For the past few months, members of the community have been gathering to find common ground on topics identified as key during the first phase of the “Lawrence is Growing: Finding Common Ground” project.
Pullout for county commission precede
September 11, 2001
Trafficway Television Sunflower Broadband subscribers will be able to tune into Wednesday evening’s joint city/county study session about the future of the South Lawrence Trafficway. Coverage will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband Channel 25.
MS150 breakout
September 11, 2001
How to get involved To register for the MS 150 bike tour, contact the eastern Kansas branch of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at (785) 272-5292 or (800) 745-7148, or drop by the group’s office between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at 5350 S.W. 17th St. in Topeka. The registration fee is $50.
Local reax-Terrorist Attacks Reaction
September 11, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Guts churned. Hundreds were left momentarily breathless by the shock and horror of it all.
Soundoff-medical junk
September 11, 2001
When there is a medical emergency in your yard, who is responsible for cleaning up the mess paramedics leave behind? Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical crews are supposed to clean up any medical trash on the ground before leaving the scene, Deputy Chief Mark Bradford said. If that doesn’t happen, residents should call the Fire & Medical administration at 832-7600, Bradford said.
roll reputation
September 11, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Kansas City, Kan. — There’s no telling how many twentysomethings Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his rock-‘n’-roll-racer reputation have drawn to NASCAR’s already-huge fan base.
KU reacts to attacks
September 11, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com The Kansas Union — normally a gathering for KU students studying and chatting on a weekday morning — turned into a vigil hall this morning as students kept watch on terrorist attacks on the East Coast.
Births
September 11, 2001
* David and Kim Bergman, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
EXTRA - Terrorist attacks not unfamiliar in U.S.
September 11, 2001
Some recent terrorist attacks on U.S. targets
Nation briefs
September 11, 2001
Elizabeth Dole to file for Helms’ Senate seat Twenty-one people indicted in McDonald’s game scam Condit complaint rejected 1971 hijack suspect arrested
Horoscopes
September 11, 2001
City football notebook
September 11, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Saturday high school football doesn’t bode well for Free State, especially when the Firebirds have just three days to prepare for their next opponent.
Business briefcase for Tuesday
September 11, 2001
Michelin to eliminate 2,000 jobs in North America
Little grocery proposal challenged
September 11, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com The neighborhood, mom-and-pop grocery store has gone the way of the nickel soda pop.
Memorial for homeless resident turns ends in rall
September 11, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com More than 100 people gathered Monday at South Park to remember Rachelle “Angel” Conrad, the homeless Lawrence woman found dead Friday morning in a city park.
9-12 Andrew R. Coulter Obit
September 11, 2001
Andrew R. Coulter Services for Andrew R. Coulter, 38, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
City tennis results
September 11, 2001
City Results WTT 3.0 LEAGUE
(breakout box) What investors should do
September 11, 2001
What investors should do What investors should do during the days ahead, according Steve Edmonds, of Robert W. Baird in Lawrence:
Clarification Lawrence Caring Community Council
September 11, 2001
Because of incomplete information provided to the Journal-World, some members of the Lawrence Caring Community Council were not listed in Sunday’s edition. Those members are Richard Schiefelbusch, Bill Snead, Richard Sosinski, Teresa Sikes and Jeff Weinberg.
New mortuary to open ––— Lawrence Funeral Chapel follows growth
September 11, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com Call it the part of growth that no one wants to think about, but Lawrence’s consistently rising population has spurred new activity in the city’s funeral home business.
Passenger reported hijacking in cell phone call
September 11, 2001
A United Airlines jetliner crashed Tuesday morning in western Pennsylvania, the airline said. Minutes earlier, a man who said he was a passenger on the plane told an emergency dispatcher in a cell phone call: “We are being hijacked, we are being hijacked!”
Education talks seek to lift obstacles to learning
But Board, legislators make little headway on how to fund statewide school needs
September 11, 2001
Legislators and members of the State Board of Education met Monday in a rare session to discuss not how much money school districts need but how to remove obstacles to learning.
Someone else’s trash not charities’ treasure
September 11, 2001
For Goodwill workers, the stained mattresses and broken refrigerators were insult enough.
George Hunt Jr.
September 11, 2001
Student-athletes graduating at steady rate
September 11, 2001
Graduation rates among college athletes held steady in the most recent NCAA figures, but the rate among men’s basketball players dropped to its second-lowest level since 1984.
KU’s Hill waiting, weighing options
Senior standout vows ‘I’ll be back sometime’
September 11, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University senior wide receiver Harrison Hill appears to be suffering from more than just a broken shoulder blade. Hill, who needs just 26 receptions to become KU’s all-time leading receiver, was visibly disappointed and distraught Monday while discussing his injury for the first time.
Area briefs
September 11, 2001
VA director to address Lawrence NAACP Coalition to provide training for aspiring politicians Law officers attend training Heart association to honor Lawrence
(breakout box) Have You Lost Your Marbles Awards
September 11, 2001
Have You Lost Your Marbles? Recipients of “Have You Lost Your Marbles?” awards, presented by activists concerned about advertising influence on children:
Airplane hijacking touches people at Lawrence Airport
September 11, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Two Kansas State University students had to make an unexpected landing at the Lawrence Municipal Airport this morning.
Breakout on KU response
September 11, 2001
Protecting students Todd Cohen, a Kansas University spokesman, said KU officials are in contact with international student groups to protect those students from retaliation for today’s hijacking attacks. The university also is trying to contact students outside the country in the study abroad program, he said.
EXTRA - FAA order forces unscheduled landing at Lawrence airport
September 11, 2001
Two Kansas State University students had to make an unexpected landing at the Lawrence Municipal Airport this morning.
EXTRA - Kansas University shares nation’s grief
Counseling available for students, others
September 11, 2001
The Kansas Union normally a gathering for KU students studying and chatting on a weekday morning turned into a vigil hall this morning as students kept watch on terrorist attacks on the East Coast.
National League Roundup: Cardinals blank Brewers, 8-0
Kile, McGwire spark St. Louis; Cubs down Reds, 8-2
September 11, 2001
Darryl Kile put a lot of men on base, and that’s where he left them. Kile, backed by a two-run homer from Mark McGwire, won for the first time in almost a month to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-0 Monday night.
American League Roundup: Rookie cools Cleveland
White Sox’s Wright stifles Indians, 7-1
September 11, 2001
The standings may show otherwise, but the Chicago White Sox did get to repeat one thing in the AL Central. Rookie Dan Wright pitched seven strong innings as Chicago salvaged a disappointing year by at least winning their season series against first-place Cleveland with a 7-1 victory Monday night.
Bob Dylan tips his hand in commercial for new album
September 11, 2001
The scene: a smoky back room full of gamblers playing a tense game of poker. There’s a love triangle about to erupt, the possibility of a royal flush and the dealer may be crooked. The players look familiar, and the song in the background sounds like … Bob Dylan.
Big 12 sets kickoff of KU-CU
September 11, 2001
Kansas University’s first road football game of the season Colorado on Sept. 22 will have a 2:30 p.m., CDT, kickoff. The game will not be televised. Big 12 Conference officials announced Monday that only two league games will be on TV on Sept. 22 Oklahoma State at Texas A&M (11:30 a.m. on the Big 12 network) and Texas at Houston (8 p.m. on ESPN2).
B-1B unit gets new mission, name at McConnell
September 11, 2001
There will be different planes and missions and even a new name, but the 184th Bomb Wing will remain at McConnell Air Force Base which officials say is the most important thing. The Air Force announced this summer it intended to eliminate the B-1Bs at McConnell, raising questions whether the Kansas Air National Guard’s 184th would remain an independent unit.
Briefcase
September 11, 2001
Michelin to eliminate 2,000 jobs in North America Consumers pull back credit Boeing shares fall 4 percent on warning of federal appeal Economy wipes out tissue manufacturer
Russian opens door on modifying ABM treaty
September 11, 2001
Russia might accept changes in the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty but will reject wording that would allow national missile defenses like the one the Bush administration wants to build, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Monday.
s close
September 11, 2001
Dow Industrials —0.34, 9,605.51
EXTRA - N.Y. scene a ‘nightmare’
September 11, 2001
It was the scene of a nightmare: people on fire jumping in terror from the World Trade Center Towers just before the buildings collapsed.
Lou Ellen Cocklereese
September 11, 2001
Junior rocks, rolls
Earnhardt Jr. ‘closet drummer’ in free time
September 11, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock There’s no telling how many twentysomethings Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his rock-‘n’-roll-racer reputation have drawn to NASCAR’s already-huge fan base. Junior, as he’s called, doesn’t much concern himself with such matters.
BIG 12 coaches teleconference: KSU’s Snyder still steamed about hit
September 11, 2001
Kansas State’s Bill Snyder considers it good luck that one of his players wasn’t seriously hurt while fielding a punt against Southern California. He also thinks it’s wrong that the rule governing such vicious hits wasn’t fully enforced.
EXTRA - World reacts to terrorism in U.S.
September 11, 2001
Astonishing terrorist strikes in the United States quickly reached a global audience today, with many around the world watching live coverage as both World Trade Center towers collapsed.
People
September 11, 2001
McConaughey to the rescue Impressing Michael Jackson Refining daytime talk shows Just like a country song
Jean Ross
September 11, 2001
Qwest to unplug 4,000 jobs
September 11, 2001
Qwest Communications International said Monday that it was cutting 4,000 jobs, or 6 percent of its work force, and lowered its financial forecast, citing deteriorating economic conditions. The telecommunications company said it expected 2001 revenue of $20.5 billion and earnings of about $8 billion. Qwest had forecast revenue of $21.3 to $21.7 billion for 2001.
Diplomat asserts U.S.- Japan alliance
Ambassador to Japan visits Kansas, discusses countries’ relationship
September 11, 2001
The military and diplomatic relationship between the United States and Japan is a keystone to the stability not only of the Pacific region, but to the civilized world, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Howard Baker said Monday.
Unpalatable split
September 11, 2001
J-W Editorials Lawrence shouldn’t accept proposals to split the city between two congressional districts. It looks as if Lawrence may be the big loser in the current plans to redraw the state’s U.S. House districts.
No ID for man killed by train
September 11, 2001
INVESTIGATION Police try to identify
Front page extra refers
September 11, 2001
For the latest on today’s attacks on the United States, please tune to Headline News Lawrence Edition on Sunflower Broadband Channel 16 or log on to ljworld.com. Tune in to 6News at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. for more local reaction. The stories, photos and other information in this EXTRA! edition of the Lawrence Journal-World will be updated and incorporated into the newspaper’s regular Wednesday edition.
s Hill waiting, weighing options
September 11, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Kansas University senior wide receiver Harrison Hill appears to be suffering from more than just a broken shoulder blade.
Christie angry at Bills for way he got boot
September 11, 2001
Kicker Steve Christie turned on the evening news to discover he was being referred to as the Buffalo Bills’ “public relations nightmare.” After pausing to watch the TV report, Christie chuckled and said, “I would say that.”
Poll: Majority supports reducing tax cuts
September 11, 2001
A majority of Americans say they support trimming tax cuts as a way to handle the shrinking federal budget surplus, but they oppose cutting planned spending in such areas as education and drug prescription benefits, according to a poll released Monday. An overwhelming number say they oppose handling the shrinking surplus by using money raised by the Social Security program.
NATO general speaks at KU
September 11, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess The man who commanded air operations during the 1999 NATO campaign in Kosovo addressed a group of students and community members Monday night as if they were the future politicians, diplomats and leaders of their countries. About 30 people attended retired Lt. Gen. Michael Short’s speech in the Kansas Union’s Centennial Room.
Helping Kids
September 11, 2001
EXTRA - Plane crashes in Pa.
September 11, 2001
A United Airlines plane crashed Tuesday morning just north of the Somerset County Airport, the airline said.
EXTRA - Fed acts to calm markets
Greenspan assures money availability
September 11, 2001
The Federal Reserve, seeking to provide assurances that the nation’s banking system will be protected following the terrorist attacks, said today it stood ready to provide additional money to banks if needed.
EXTRA - ‘Terrorism against our nation will not stand’
At visit to Florida elementary school, Bush addresses ‘difficult moment for America’
September 11, 2001
A young advance worker whisked away the easel holding a chart that was to accompany an education pep talk, a blue curtain parted and President Bush walked briskly toward the presidential podium, set up in an elementary school media center. He turned toward the audience long enough to show a stunned, wide-eyed look.
EXTRA - Plane targets Pentagon
Explosion injures several at military headquarters; D.C. buildings evacuated
September 11, 2001
The Pentagon took a direct, devastating hit from an aircraft and the enduring symbols of American power were evacuated today as an apparent terrorist attack quickly spread fear and chaos in the nation’s capital.
EXTRA - Investors urged to hold course
Lawrence brokers expect ‘flight to safety,’ then market rally
September 11, 2001
By Mark Fagan A national disaster that destroyed both towers of the World Trade Center in New York, crashed into the Pentagon in Washington and shook the country’s consciousness cannot shake the foundation of the U.S. financial markets, a Lawrence broker said.
EXTRA - Financial markets closed as ‘safety precaution’
September 11, 2001
The U.S. financial markets came to a halt this morning after two separate planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
EXTRA - Media: ‘Things will not again be the same’
Television coverage scrambles from one disaster to the next
September 11, 2001
The pictures are awful, the anchors grave, the television coverage careening from one disaster to the next.
EXTRA - In nation’s capital, disbelief and calm rule the day
September 11, 2001
Downtown Washington this morning: A man stood on a corner, crying, saying, “I don’t know what’s happening.” A woman sat in a convertible, listening to the radio, and suddenly put her hands to her head. “Oh, my God,” she said. Siren pursued siren through paralyzed traffic, offices disgorged thousands onto sidewalks and, above it all, the pale gray smoke of a burning Pentagon drifted across the most blue of skies.
EXTRA - Events put area law enforcement agencies on the alert
September 11, 2001
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers today kept a closer watch on the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, but despite the bombings in New York and Washington operations here were near normal, officials said.
EXTRA - Stunned residents await news
This makes everything else we had going on today seem trivial’
September 11, 2001
Guts churned. Hundreds were left momentarily breathless by the shock and horror of it all. That’s how Lawrence residents responded to this morning’s terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
EXTRA - Travelers play waiting game as airlines grounded in terror’s wake
September 11, 2001
With all U.S. air travel grounded today in the wake of plane crashes into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Lawrence travel agents are advising their customers to sit tight, wait by the phone and keep in touch with your travel professional.
Children need to know truth, told simply
September 11, 2001
Parents overwhelmed by their own fear and confusion had one key question: What do we tell our children?
EXTRA - Red Cross ready to help
September 11, 2001
Twenty minutes after news hit the airwaves of the terroristic violence at the World Trade Center in New York City, calls began to pour into the Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross in Lawrence.
Blood center may help East Coast
September 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Lawrence’s Community Blood Center may help meet a shortage of blood in New York and Washington, D.C. Amanda Storm, donor recruitment representative, said the center is waiting to see if there is enough need to ship blood to the East Coast.
EXTRA - Lawrence watches as horror develops
September 11, 2001
Douglas County officials were watching this morning’s events in Washington and New York but were taking few actions to raise security at public buildings in the community.
Crop conditions steady as harvest continues
September 11, 2001
Crop conditions remained relatively unchanged as the harvest continues statewide, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
Kassebaum-Baker challenged by new role
September 11, 2001
Former U.S. senator. Wife of the U.S. ambassador to Japan. And chairwoman-designate of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Assn. For Nancy Kassebaum Baker, the titles define a lifetime of public service.
County commission
September 11, 2001
Propane debate tabled County to rework codes
On the record
September 11, 2001
FSHS player of the week
September 11, 2001
Study: Many American children trade sex to survive
September 11, 2001
Thousands of girls and boys, ages 9 to 17, trade their bodies so they can secure food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs to survive on America’s streets.
LHS player of the week
September 11, 2001
Court blocks limitations on pilot hours
September 11, 2001
The U.S. Court of Appeals has blocked the government from strictly enforcing rules designed to give pilots at least eight hours of rest a day. The appeals court for the District of Columbia circuit ordered the Federal Aviation Administration not to enforce the rules until it hears the case.
High school football notebook: Firebirds facing short week
Fresh off Saturday’s loss, Free State plays SM South on Thursday
September 11, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Saturday high school football doesn’t bode well for Free State, especially when the Firebirds have just three days to prepare for their next opponent. Free State, smarting from a 28-23 nonleague loss at Shawnee Heights on Saturday, will try to regroup this week for Shawnee Mission South. The Firebirds (0-2) will meet the Raiders (0-2) at 7 p.m. Thursday at SM South District Stadium.
Rampage suspect kills self after leading police on chase
September 11, 2001
A former security guard wanted in the slayings of five people shot himself to death during a furious gun battle with police early Monday, leaving a video suicide note boasting that he had “put on a hell of a show.” “I giveth and I taketh away, that’s how it goes in (expletive) life,” Joseph Ferguson said on the tape, which authorities showed to reporters.
Assignment Chicago: Read, discuss ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
September 11, 2001
City officials from the mayor on down are hoping Chicagoans in coffee shops, on park benches and on buses and trains are engrossed in the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
Experts question validity of supplements
September 11, 2001
Unscrupulous retailers take advantage of lax federal rules to bilk older Americans out of billions of dollars a year by selling them worthless dietary and nutritional supplements, health experts told the Senate Special Committee on Aging on Monday.
Pentagon chief wants to consolidate, shift jobs
September 11, 2001
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Monday declared a war on bureaucracy in the Pentagon, saying he wants to combine some civilian and military staffs, cut duplicate positions in the military services and shift some jobs to the private sector.
Powell trip shows Latin solidarity
September 11, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday he has “the expectation and hope” that the United States will resume drug surveillance cooperation with Peru and Colombia.
GOP suggests tax cuts to stimulate economy
Lower capital gains rate may encourage stock sales, increase tax revenue
September 11, 2001
The Senate’s top Republican suggested Monday that Congress consider coupling a reduction in the Social Security payroll tax with a cut in capital gains taxes to give the struggling economy a fresh infusion of cash.
NFL Briefs
September 11, 2001
Blackwell only Steeler seriously injured in loss 49ers safety Keith tears ligament in knee Titans say QB McNair questionable Sunday St. Louis QB shrugs off thumb injury Pats sign rookie CB Bills linebacker Cowart sidelined indefinitely Herniated disk shelves Cowboys end Ekuban
Chiefs, Raiders bemoan officials
Some players say replacement refs unprofessional in KC’s 27-24 loss
September 11, 2001
When an official walked up to Jerry Rice before the game and said, “It’s an honor to referee a game with you,” Tim Brown thought there might be problems with the replacement refs.
Broncos drop Giants
Denver wins, 31-20, but loses McCaffrey
September 11, 2001
It was a bittersweet celebration for the Denver Broncos. Playing their first game in a new stadium, the Broncos welcomed back former MVP Terrell Davis and showed why they are considered Super Bowl contenders with a 31-20 victory over the New York Giants on Monday night.
Prospect to visit KU for MU football game
September 11, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas will have a high school basketball prospect in town for for the KU-Missouri Border War football game on Oct. 20. Andre Igoudala, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound guard/forward from Springfield, Ill., told analyst Greg Swaim on Monday night he had finalized dates for his five visits.
Erazmus services
September 11, 2001
Millionaire’ more than just a game
Many in Hong Kong look to TV show to get out of debt
September 11, 2001
Postman Sin Kan-tong didn’t miss a beat when asked what he would do with the money.
Jesse “Romie” Harrington
September 11, 2001
Patricia Gauch
September 11, 2001
Ryan Beisner
September 11, 2001
School board briefs
September 11, 2001
Coin toss breaks tie on $16,632 contract Board gives tentative approval to policy District to revitalize boundary committee
Official says Karnal bunt outbreak mishandled
September 11, 2001
The federal government mishandled the outbreak of an infectious wheat disease that threatened wheat farmers this summer, a U.S. Department of Agriculture official said Monday. “There were some dumb mistakes made,” said Bill Hawks, undersecretary of marketing and regulatory programs. “I accept full responsibility because it ultimately comes to me. … It’s my plan not to let those mistakes take place again.”
Bam Morris gets 10 years
September 11, 2001
Bam Morris, the leading rusher in the 1996 Super Bowl for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Monday for violating his probation on a 1996 drug conviction.
Rhodes sets runs record
September 11, 2001
Tuffy Rhodes, already approaching the Japanese home run record, set a Pacific League record Monday by scoring his 127th run of the season. Rhodes, who last played in the majors in 1995, broke the mark of 126 set by Michihiro Ogasawara last season. The Japanese record of 143 was set by Makoto Kozuru in 1950.
NU nose tackle out for year
September 11, 2001
Nebraska nose tackle Jason Lohr will miss the rest of the season after surgery on his right knee. Lohr, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound senior from Tulsa, Okla., was a second-year starter. He was injured during a pileup in the first quarter Saturday in the No. 4 Cornhuskers’ 27-10 win over Notre Dame.
Local briefs
September 11, 2001
Investigation: Police work to identify victim killed by train Attempts continued Monday to identify a man killed when he was run over by a train early Sunday east of Lawrence. Identification is having to be made by checking the victim’s fingerprints, Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp said. “We believe we know who the person is from personal items found at the scene, but we want to make a positive identification,” Trapp said. An Amtrak train carrying 90 passengers out of Kansas City, Mo., was unable to stop in time when train crewmen saw a man lying on the tracks. The incident occurred about 1:45 a.m. Sunday on the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad tracks three-quarters of a mile west of East 1750 Road, the sheriff’s department said. Police don’t know why the man was on the tracks. An autopsy has been performed, but results haven’t been finalized. __________ Community: Drop-In Center honored: as Daily Point of Light Lawrence’s Community Drop-In Center will be honored nationally today as the Daily Point of Light. The award is given by the Points of Light Foundation and the Volunteer Center National Network and is designed to honor individuals and organizations committed to serving their communities. The Drop-In Center was started in 1995 and serves as a place for the city’s homeless to shower, grab a snack and check out their housing and employment options. __________ Fatality: Basehor teen-ager killed in Kansas City, Kan., wreck A 16-year-old boy was killed Monday afternoon in a one-car accident on Parallel Parkway near 163rd St. Marshall A. Norris, Basehor, was westbound when his 1990 Eagle Talon left the road, traveled through a ditch and hit a tree. Norris was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants in the car. The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department said the exact time of the accident was unknown, but that it was first reported at 2:45 p.m. Monday. The sheriff’s department is investigating the accident. __________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.599 at both Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets, and Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. 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.
District creates deadline for sale
September 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Unity Church of Lawrence was given three weeks Monday to submit a final $905,000 contract to buy the district’s old headquarters. Members of the board have grown increasingly frustrated by six months of slow-moving negotiations. They registered that sentiment by setting a 5 p.m. Oct. 1 deadline for the North Lawrence congregation to submit a contract.
Jordan contradicts reports about return
September 11, 2001
Michael Jordan said Monday night that he is one step closer to making a return to play for the Washington Wizards but that he is not fully convinced he will end his three-year retirement.
Cycling teams to battle for MS
Eastern Kansas 150 bike tour to benefit Multiple Sclerosis
September 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Bill Kennedy says his Manhattan bicycle team will raise more money than any two Lawrence teams combined in this weekend’s Multiple Sclerosis 150 Bike Tour. “We’ll swamp them,” Kennedy said.
Residents tout growth of ‘social wealth’
September 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis The three dozen people who participated in a Monday forum on social capital may already be ahead of the game. After all, social capital is about coming together and making connections with other people in your community. And that’s precisely what happened Monday night at the Lawrence Visitors Center.
Fresno State steals fans’ hearts
Everybody loves when underdog tackles powerhouse in college football
September 11, 2001
It seems to be ingrained in America’s sporting soul. Just about everyone loves it when the little guy rises to rattle the cage of the powers that be. That’s why Fresno State is the biggest story in college football this season.
Replacements remain on board
No progress made in contract dispute between league, referees
September 11, 2001
Replacement officials will work the second week of the NFL season after negotiators for the locked-out union and the league decided they were too far apart to resume talks. Tom Condon, chief negotiator for the NFL Referees Assn., offered to resume talks in a call Monday to Jeff Pash, the league’s chief negotiator.
Winfield infant dies after dog mauling
September 11, 2001
A 3-week-old Winfield boy was sleeping alone in his grandmother’s house when the family’s dogs fatally mauled him, police said.
KU tags butterflies to study migration
September 11, 2001
Tags the size of a dot will be stuck on migrating butterflies Saturday by participants in a Monarch Migration Mystery field trip at the Sauerheber Wildlife Refuge. The adhesive tags will help researchers at Kansas University studying the butterfly’s annual trek south.
Memorial service grows into political protest
September 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis More than 100 people gathered Monday at South Park to remember Rachelle “Angel” Conrad, the homeless Lawrence woman found dead Friday morning in a city park. After the service, a dozen mourners marched to City Hall, where they asked Mayor Mike Rundle to back efforts to create an “open” shelter, one that would admit homeless people who have been drinking.
Grocery proposal contested
City might challenge ‘Mom-and-Pop’ store with rezoning change
September 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis The neighborhood, mom-and-pop grocery store has gone the way of the nickel soda pop. But Schuyler Lister wants to give one a try at 1201 E. 13th St.
Hoglund center advancing
September 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney University officials broke ground Monday on the $10.5 million Hoglund Brain Imaging Center on the Kansas University Medical Center campus. Plans call for opening the state-of-the-art research facility in 2003.
Hospital patients should leave jewelry at home
September 11, 2001
Daily ticker
September 11, 2001
Mortuary moving in
Lawrence Funeral Chapel follows growth
September 11, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Call it the part of growth that no one wants to think about, but Lawrence’s consistently rising population has spurred new activity in the city’s funeral home business. Lawrence Funeral Chapel is expected to open by the year’s end at the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Monterey Way a project driven by the city’s ongoing expansion, its investors said.
Leawood native’s death investigated
Police cleared Wal-Mart employee who restrained the deceased
September 11, 2001
Police said Monday that two Wal-Mart employees did not use excessive force detaining a shoplifting suspect who died while being restrained before police arrived.
Bilingual library opens
September 11, 2001
Kansas City’s West Side has long been an enclave for Spanish speakers. Now it’s getting a library that fits the neighborhood. The Irene H. Ruiz Biblioteca de las Americas opened Monday morning to replace the crowded storefront city branch that closed in July. The new million-dollar building is four times bigger than the old one and, like the old library, boasts a collection that is about 30 percent Spanish.
What would reparations buy?
September 11, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services I’m sorry about the slave trade. I’m sorry it happened in America, and I’m sorry it’s happening today in the Sudan. I’m sorry human beings are being incarcerated and otherwise persecuted in Afghanistan for their unsanctioned religious beliefs and for being female.
Novel all about advertising
September 11, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe Now from the land of Shakespeare, Milton and Bridget Jones comes a literary breakthrough that gives new meaning to the phrase “commercial fiction.” The Brits have given us a work of fiction that is a commercial. Not long ago Bulgari, the maker of fine jewelry, went out in search of a novel (literally) way to place its products. Bulgari’s idea was dropped, along with a trademark perfume, on Fay Weldon’s London doorstep.
Time to spare?
September 11, 2001
Greeks protest ‘Big Brother’ TV show
September 11, 2001
Hundreds of demonstrators protested the season opener of Greece’s version of the “Big Brother” reality television show on Monday, saying it erodes respect for privacy.
Kindness shines through violence
September 11, 2001
American missionaries helped Nigerian Muslims sweep up market stalls destroyed by a Christian mob on a righteous rampage. A few blocks away, a 16-year-old Christian girl returned home after being saved from a killer Muslim gang by a stranger. Her savior? A Muslim.
Israel, Palestinians ready for high-level talks
September 11, 2001
Israel and the Palestinians said they were willing to hold high-level truce talks today, despite a series of deadly weekend attacks by Arab militants, but remained at odds over where the meetings should take place.
Mad cow disease suspected in Japan
September 11, 2001
Japan’s government announced Monday it has found the country’s and Asia’s first suspected case of mad cow disease and blamed imported feed as the likely cause.
Debate challenge
September 11, 2001
Race still matters in America
September 11, 2001
By E.R. Shipp New York Daily News I was born colored. You can see it on my birth certificate. I was born in the Negro or Nigra wing of the hospital in Conyers, Ga. Ask my mama. From the beginning, race has been a factor in my life. It was a factor when I helped integrate Rockdale High School. It was a factor when I helped maintain the integration of the University of Georgia.
Critics pan commercials aimed at children
September 11, 2001
Sixth- and seventh-graders required to watch TV ads at school. The Teletubbies helping to promote giant burger chains. Advertisers seeking data on how children nag their parents to make a purchase. Those were some of the practices targeted Monday as psychologists and parent activists met for a symposium on exploitive advertising aimed at children a counterpoint to a conference of children’s advertisers at the same time and in the same Manhattan hotel.
SLT parallel
September 11, 2001
MSU coach expects ‘challenge’ from MU
September 11, 2001
The Michigan State Spartans will be picking on someone their own size this Saturday when they face Missouri, coach Bobby Williams said Monday. Williams said Missouri’s bulk and speed will make the team a tougher opponent than Central Michigan, the MAC team the Spartans beat Saturday.